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Great idea!!! I’m all into that…
Returning from a trip to the bazaar, Thorvald notices a folded piece of parchment under a small bag on top of the battered desk in his room. The bag proves to be a purse with a number of gold coins in it. Taking the piece of parchment, he sits in front of the fireplace resting his feet on the hearth. He unfolds the parchment and reads:
*written in a concise and flowing hand, it is unsigned and unsealed*
As mentioned in my original note to you, the commission which you have undertaken will be extremely dangerous and will require a talented and dedicated team. I trust your judgment implicitly and will leave the recruitment of such in your hands. To defray the initial hiring costs I have provided a small sum of gold. Feel free to promise what you feel fair for compensation and rest assured that it will not be deducted from your fee. As discussed earlier, a bonus for prompt completion of the task will be provided to all involved.
Thorvald makes a deep sigh and flips the parchment into the fire. Staring into the flames he begins to make a mental list of those he has to track down and convince to come along on what, most likely, will be a fool’s errand at best and a suicide mission at worst. A slight smile comes to his face as the first name comes to mind.
“I wonder where Dram is”, he mutters.
SMR…. been doing a lot of thinking about this. Drop me a note so we can talk about it.
I love the idea! Sounds right up Stark’s alley as well. He’s kinda focused and prolly wouldn’t look to deeply at an offer of help to run a recon of the Gate.
And Monty’s right…. you are one devious little bastard!! But you still look HAWT in dress and fancy hat.
Ironic that you should mention this….
I’m bringing Thorvald back to Foothold and was trying to think of a good way to explain it. Domf was thinking about bringing Dram back as well, but couldn’t really come up with a “why would he?” reason. How about we create a shadow-realm based device / object / whatever that was in safe keeping at the Fortress of the Gate. Maybe something that helped the defenders in some way. Now, with the Titan free and the Gate a war zone, SOMEONE wants to recover that object. Who better than Dram (a Shadow Dancer) and Thorvald (an Arcane Archer) to go get it?
Yeah, the middle of June SUCKS for any kind of outing for me.
6/10 – Janie’s birthday
6/17 – Anniversary
The classic “miners woke something in the darkness” always plays well…
Further proof that the Vikings arrived long before Columbus…. and brought funnel cakes with them!!!
I bring tidings from the land of the Cult of Steve!! Mac client disks work great, for those of you so inclined.
It’s fantastic to be back and wandering around the World once again. Once I get myself reacquainted with everything I promise I’ll bring my DM wand out of storage and much fun will be had by all!!! Well…. by ME at least.
That is something I agree with!!
Great to finally meet you, LT!!
Thanks to Thrym for once again putting us up.
Ummmm…. I’d really rather NOT go on a tour of breweries, distilleries, and / or vineyards, and then DRIVE. We SHOULD be in the Geneva / Seneca Falls area by 3 at the latest. Why don’t we meet you at the start point and ride in the DrunkBus?
assuming Monty doesn’t miss his train, we should roll in around 2 or 3. I hope.
OK kids…. I’ll be rolling into Syracuse train station around 7 (or so) on Friday evening. Can’t wait to see you all in three weeks!!
Oh…. and I picked up NWN for the Mac. Installing the HAKs as soon as Thrym posts ’em to an FTP server. I SHOULD be IG before the end of the weekend!
I’ll go if it’s free…. and the first mate is a goddess in a bikini…. and there’s free beer…. free GOOD beer….. did I mention the first mate?
I’ll take a couch space in ShawnLand….
I can’t see doing this unless there are a LOT of guys attending. So I’m not gonna vote until we see how many are gonna show.
Either week I’ll be able to come up on Friday and head home on Sunday.
Week 3 and 4 are out for me….
If there’s interest, the Lake House in Lake George is still an option. It has cable and I can get Internet access if needs be.
Monty and I hosted a metal show on the college radio station way back when….
I like “Blood Eagle” and “Odin’s Bitch”July 18, 2008 at 6:57 pm in reply to: Because it’s never too early: Gathering 09 discussion #56515
OK…. trying to get this thread SOMEWHAT back on track.
Once again I’d like to offer the Lake House as a location for Gathering ’09. Should this be the location selected I’ll get cable internet access to the house for the weekend.
“Frog Pond”? Well there won’t be any TADPOLES there!! Ha!!
Uh… tadpoles. Ya know…. SPERM.
Riiiight. Well…. ummm…. never mind.
BTW… my Mom called. She said she has your watch. Something about it getting lost… and it fell out the other day. *shrugs*
It was great having everyone down! The ride back from the city was… interesting. I now understand why my father got so short tempered when he would cart me and my friends around when we were kids.
So where’s Rehab Beach?
Yeah… aside from BTP passing out on a lawn chair in my backyard (and the 3:30AM McD’s run that gave him food poisoning) everything worked out fine.
STILL trying to catch up on sleep, thoughJune 6, 2008 at 1:10 am in reply to: Because it’s never too early: Gathering 09 discussion #56514
It actually the Mac ‘startup’ animation as well as the generic Apple “loading” animation. Why do I have it for an avatar? Dunno… I like the way it looks. It’s sort of a high-tech approach to a zen mediation or prayer wheel.June 5, 2008 at 8:32 pm in reply to: Because it’s never too early: Gathering 09 discussion #56512
Yes you did… but where’s the entertainment value in a guy chilling at his desk?
Actually, there’s evidence that this is actually faked. There’s another version in color from one of the ‘lemmings’ who shot video on his cell phone (the guy in the tie in the upper right). That version has audio and you can hear that they’re speaking Russian. That being said, there are some inconsistencies:
– A Russian surveillance camera having English language coding and time-stamp (could be an English system)
– No monitor cables (wireless monitors?)
– No keyboard cables (wireless?)
– At the end, the guy is hit with stun-guns. He collapses to the floor… but has the presence of mind to loosen his tie.
– It takes security almost 2 minutes to show up (slow elevator?)
Make you own assumptions, but I have the feeling that this one is like most of the “Office Rampage” videos. A fake.June 5, 2008 at 6:08 pm in reply to: Because it’s never too early: Gathering 09 discussion #56510