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  1. Thank you for letting us know rather than just disappearing. I have to say though, given it’s not the first time; maybe you could give better thought to joining non-traditional RP threads like this in the future before committing. It is not anything super serious to quit a thread, but it does leave some inconveniences for the rest. One more thing for continuity - for your characters (and those others who have gone inactive), when we move to the next realm I’ll say that you were lost in the nightmares, although that doesn’t stop your character from coming back to Yh’mi by any way of IC explanation in future threads. Does that work for you?
  2. Yes, they apply to any roll. If you want to be generous and apply it to someone else’s roll, I’ll allow it as long as it makes sense IC! (Like, not someone from another room unless you can astral project or something)
  3. LOL WHAT. Im just thinking if I should subject Ed to that wonderful idea you suggested.
  4. jaistlyn

    Teetering

    What had she expected of Gabriela? Someone cold, distant perhaps? Vicious, merciless? Videntia tried to keep an open mind, but she was a fallible human after all. Gabriela tried to give a convincing smile, but Videntia wasn’t quite persuaded. However, when the paladin heard the genuine pain in the queen’s voice, her expression softened. Everywhere, there were people suffering. Yh’mi was but one threat to the world, one which the White Hand believed could be eliminated. That belief was empowering, and she knew exactly what Gabriela meant. Better to die for something that you believed in, than to live a powerless, empty life. It was why the White Hand had banded together under Chastity’s leadership in the first place. There were no true words that she could use to console Gabriela right now. Videntia was glad when the vampyre took no offence at her ignorant question. She looked at the hand that Gabriela held up, then winced when it smoked and burned, as if the vampyre’s skin was paper and sunlight was flame. The seeming fragility was negated when Gabriela held up her hand again with nary a trace of burns, like she had just performed a magic trick. A chill went down Videntia’s spine, both for Gabriela’s willingness to show her vulnerability, and for her display of healing prowess. A wooden stake to the heart, went the folklore, though Videntia was now convinced that it wouldn’t kill a living vampyre. “You feel it... constantly? That sounds.. hard. There must be allure in the sun for you to withstand such torture to stand here.” Videntia looked towards the waning sun. “It is beautiful, isn’t it? Our wish is for the sun to shine brightly over these lands, with grasses and flowers and trees growing, with deers prancing, and children’s laughter weaving through. If that is not possible here, then we will at least safeguard the rest of Terrenus from the darkness of Yh’mi. It tried to break through once. It will try to do so again and again.” The paladin pointed towards the middle of the rocky plains, to a hill that would soon by swallowed by the shadows of the encroaching night - at least to her eyes. “That hill is what we have dubbed the ‘Furthest Point’. It used to be as far as we could go, but with better understanding of the creatures of the land now, we have ventured further, even into the Unknown Territories.” For that, she pointed at the black volcanic mountains in the distance. “The Furthest Point would be a good place to set up an outpost, because it offers a vantage point over the whole plains. We have tried, but failed to take it multiple times. Now, with the unity of the Terran nations, we have the confidence to try again. From there, it would be easier for us to venture into the Whitewoods-“ she pointed to the left, where thick white mist obscured most of the landscape, except for the crowns of the tallest trees, “-and the Spires.” The Spires were to their right, impossibly thin and straight structures that reached up towards the skies. It was obvious that these were not organic structures, but how they were built was a mystery. Once in a while, a new spire appeared overnight, without anyone witnessing its moment of appearance or construction. The creature Lun’silth lived in the forests at the Spires’ base, and it was a dangerous sentient psychic creature who could brainwash people to its own desires. That was how Remissio, one of the White Hand’s own paladins, was corrupted and turned against them. Videntia mentioned nothing about it, the memory of their loss too raw to recount to a stranger.
  5. No particular timeframe yet, but not for a couple months. Any preference on schedule with you guys? I hope to have much of the original team!
  6. There can be.. worse things than death...
  7. Lol it’s round, there’s a globe and everything. If you go click on the topRPsites vote daily button, that rotating globe is actually Valucre. You can identify the shape of Terrenus and genesaris and everything. It was made by our awesome member @Off Topic! Edit: also, Val isn’t primitive. There’s like some really high tech stuff in here, many members just like to play in a medieval-ish setting.
  8. Beware of using up all your RNG luck at the very start! 😂
  9. Very, very nice post @Reinholdt! I always love to learn more about Sasha. I will not be posting for Lunara. As for rewards, the use of the portal is already a good one. I think what Lunara and Agony would want to have is an ally of sorts, someone who will give them access and exit from Yh’mi and keep their mouth shut. If anything, I would be interested in continuing their interactions in another thread to find out Xeyal’s goals, loyalties and intentions. @Dolor Aeternum right?
  10. Rolled for attack against warpgolem, got a 3
  11. The centaurs did what they were told by Geladore, situating themselves around the buildings. The one assigned to the farmhand quarters nearest to the road eyed the fallen wagons warily. Was that a distraction or a trap? Cautiously, he moved forward to look at the spilled contents more closely. If there was no indication of danger, he would check the contents of the two standing wagons. The farms were on low lying flatlands conducive to growing crops, and the centaurs’ height gave them an advantage of being able to see further than most humans could. The clusters of bodies approaching from the east and west were detected by the centaurs heading towards the Lingxi farmstead, although the darkness of night limited the amount of detail they could make out. They knew that two groups were coming, but it was impossible to tell who, or how many. Conversely, the centaurs’ own movements were likely to have already been detected by the enemy as well. The centaurs continued moving towards the farmstead, having been told that the technological defences set up by the human girl (Mori) would offer them a greater advantage than engaging the enemy out in the open. - Jericho’s mental ping would receive responses that indicated that there were more of these mind-controlled entities than his mages could see with their telescopes. The closest ones came from the Lingxi farmstead itself, about double the dozen visible outside of the buildings. There were other individual responses scattered around the area, some even further than the locations of Ashton’s squads. It was possible that these were centaurs that had been assigned to patrol the other farms. Beyond that, in the forest, there was a large cluster of them - that was the centaurs’ main base, and their home. Altogether, the equine creatures numbered a couple hundred. Without at least a few hours of preparation, it was improbable that Jericho kill-chain would be able to affect all of them at once. Being a tribe of warriors, most of the centaurs were unattuned to magic, and so they did not detect the subtle signal as anything out of the ordinary. Except for one; a scout about a mile away from Ashton’s western unit. She had been favoured by the Gods since birth - gifted with a sensitivity to magic and the ability to wield the forces of wind, allowing her and those who galloped with her to do so at great speeds. Females were not allowed to fight, but the young lady had insisted on joining, and this was no ordinary circumstance. Jericho’s ping was not only detected by her, but also indicated to her the location of its origin. Alerted to the presence of a magic-wielder, she set off with the blessing of the wind to gather the other scouts. - Perimeter breached. Heartbeats quickened as the centaurs in the camp received the coded signal. They did not have far to search before the turret went off. Although they had been briefed about the creature that ate metal, it was still a surprising sight when the bolts seemed to melt into the warpgolem. The centaurs were quick to react, however. “Shoot! With the wooden arrows!” Geladore commanded. Five arrows were launched at the golem, aiming for knee and neck, the usual weak points of humanoid creatures. It might be more effective to charge at it and stomp it with their powerful feet, but they were preferring to stay away from the humming turrets, not fully understanding what they did and how they worked.
  12. Post will be up tonight for sure. Have 2/3s of it done.
  13. Well! It does mean you got two out of three hits! That's not too bad then.
  14. Nope, their actions didn't get reduced from the crit failure. HP effects are taken at the start of the turn, but sanity effects are taken per action.
  15. It would take a lot more effort to track post counts in a chat room. What you’ve said is possible, but I think it’s more trouble than its worth to come up with and administrate such a system lol.
  16. Shouldn't we want to own the data for Val-related story though? 🤔 Not just for page rank, but for our own members' discoverability too. Try searching "zengi valucre" or "odin haze valucre". It pulls out stuff that goes all the way back to 2010. Yesterday, I searched for "narrative damage system", forgetting to put "valucre", and guess what? Val comes up top in the search! I don't mean OOC resources like what vB was, but IC resources. Like I acquired a war machine through Discord RP and bring it into Val forum RP: Someone asks "what? I never knew you owned such a thing, where is it from?" It's gonna be like 'yeah it's canon, but it's in Discord, and there's no way I'm going to paste all that content over here, live with it'. ^ I can foresee such problems if we allow the canon world to spill over both channels. Vs just copy pasting the link to the thread if it was just written in the forum.
  17. As you said, each medium encourages a certain type of interaction. If we were to compare putting the same IC content on IPS and on Discord, in terms of longevity, owning our own data, being searchable on the web, sharing and allowing others or the public to view the content, I believe our current format offers the greater advantage over discord. If people wanted to do PM-type RP, they can do it within their own Discord PM, I don’t really how having a site-wide Discord would facilitate that. Mind you, I’m not against chat RP, it just goes back to my original statement that I am not likely to engage in chat RP, that’s all. However, if we wanted to maintain the same setting across both channels and make both canon, I can see how that could get messy. Like someone prepping for a war over Discord, RPing getting resources on Discord, then bringing those resources from there back into the forum, that would be very difficult to track. I do agree having phone notifications are nice though. If we can integrate notifications from Val into slack or some other messaging systems that would be the most ideal XD
  18. @desolate milkshake but how would that differ from posting on Val then? Why have a separate medium when we can already do long-form non-real-time writing on Val.. My impression of chat RP is that you are mostly “speaking” in character, and it’s not realistic for someone to speak at length that way XD Isn’t the allure of chat that you interact in a fast and short manner like you’re actually speaking face to face with each other?
  19. e.g. milkshake [Jul 15, 5:45pm] “What is your name?” someguy [Jul 15, 10:50pm] “Oh, it’s Maddy. What’s yours?” milkshake [Jul 16, 1:03 pm] “Milky. Hey what about we head to town?” someguy [Jul 16, 9:17pm] “Sure, sounds good!” ... seems to be a really painful pace to me....
  20. Just to provide you with a few options, here are some of the myriad of battle systems I can find. The Mostly Orchestrated Battle System is the most ‘official’ system that is popular right now, it’s basically a coin toss but it can take variations such as degree of damage. Here are two variants of Load, Block, Shoot: And Ataraxy has compiled many of these systems in a thread.
  21. No worries, ask away! I won’t be participating in the thread. This is how many quests work on Valucre - they are writing prompts for a group of players to take on, in order to gain IC rewards and further their character development. The TOL quests are for new members to get a hang of writing with each other and to write out the antagonist side of things too. I’ve only seen T1 being used for PvP threads, not really PC vs NPC like in this quest. Many people just fight narratively for quests. If you’re looking for something a little less subjective, I can suggest the narrative damage system which is based on dice rolls. We have an onsite dice roller which automatically rolls dice when you post something in the thread. Check the links out! People have also been coming up with their own battle systems based on T1, dice or boardgame-like strategy, you’re welcome to create your own as well.
  22. For the same reasons that I wouldn’t participate too actively in a chat (real-time availability), I wouldn’t participate in a chat RP.
  23. Also true! I've forgotten my own rules lol. Thanks for pointing it out!
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