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Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on May 28, 2005, 01:53:46 AM
This will be the OOC thread for the Ars Magica game : The Broken Covenant.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: ttsgosadow on June 27, 2005, 08:28:22 PM
Is the game running yet/
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on June 27, 2005, 08:33:17 PM
It has just started :P
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: ttsgosadow on June 28, 2005, 06:40:31 AM
Quote from: QUOTE(Sorloc)
Then give me a HERMES LORE / History roll (simple, not stress).
I do not have the skill, I rolled a 9 though :/
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on June 28, 2005, 12:21:32 PM
Quote from: QUOTE(sorloc)
Then give me a HERMES LORE / History roll (simple, not stress).

You are speaking of Organisation Lore (Order of Hermes) and/or History(Order of Hermes) ?

Also is this a pure ability roll or with characteristic ? :D

Nonetheless rolled a 2 damn!

Edit : my bad should've read more carefully , what i put on my sheet as Org Lore (Order of Hermes) should have been Hermes Lore and i pick House Crìamon as speciality :P

but a 2 still a 2 :( so without a char to add i have a total of 4 :P which obviously mean it wasn't important enough for me to remember , and so must be useless :D
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on July 01, 2005, 08:30:47 AM
My magus disappear from view as he spontaneously fall into temporary twilight !
Temporary , that is until July,18 :P

That means i'm on vacation away from computer you jerks !! :) MWAHAHAHAHAHA :lol:

I will be able to peek in , but not enough to be active , cya !
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on July 05, 2005, 04:19:23 AM
Catalan would be considered the local tongue, more common north of Barcelona, esp. in the area of Calebais.
It has 85% common with Spanish.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: rmax on July 05, 2005, 05:08:40 PM
Thanks.  That's what I wanted to know.  Servius can speak in both Catalan and Castillian, though Catalan is better.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: rmax on July 08, 2005, 03:33:48 PM
Just wanted to let you know.  In the coming weeks, I may be slow in posting.  Earlier this week, my father was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.  He's 81.  The forums provide a great way for me to stay focused, and gives me something to do when I'm not at work or visiting with my mom and dad.

peace;
Robert
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: rmax on July 10, 2005, 02:14:16 PM
Sorry.
That was the first time I tried to put an image in a message.  Didn't go as well as I thought.
-Robert
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on July 11, 2005, 03:42:28 PM
Be it hereby known -
Herin lies one of the advantages of pbp - the characters don't have to stick together all the time.
Each character brings certain advantages to the group, and unlike ftf, where the illiterate characters have to stand around doing nothing in the library and the whole group heads to the living room to play nintendo while the thief / decker / netrunner / assassin does their thing, everyone can go and perform to their strengths and gather together again later.
Magi especially tend to be reclusive and anti-social, although you are all young yet, and still eager (especially so soon after the isolation of apprenticeship) for social interaction, you don't need to be hampered by it.

Everyone who goes to the library will give me a stress die +INT +Hermetic Lore or Legend Lore. (let me know which skill you used)

Everyone who goes to help prepare the expedition will give me a stress die +PCN +Folk Ken or Intrigue or Leadership (let me know which skill you used)
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: rmax on July 11, 2005, 05:29:58 PM
Quote from: QUOTE(Sorloc @ Jul 11 2005, 10:42 AM)
Everyone who goes to the library will give me a stress die +INT +Hermetic Lore or Legend Lore. (let me know which skill you used)

SERVIUS

Research roll (hermetic lore)

Stree Die 4 + INT 3 + Hermetic Lore 3 = 10

-Robert
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on July 12, 2005, 08:44:10 PM
I don't have to roll because I am being dragged to town.  :(
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on July 13, 2005, 08:53:23 PM
You have all lived in the Barcelona covenant for at least one full season, some of you longer.  You have all met each other at least once.  There are not many people your age in the covenant, so you would likely know (of) them all.  Some of you may even be friends.  
At the very least, Passing one's testing is a momentus event, and would have been attended by all.  Those of you who state in your backgrounds that you were tested elsewhere have had to prove yourselves once arriving here, unless your Mater / Pater was here also.
(This is why I asked for descriptions based on knowing someone off and on for a season).
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: rmax on July 13, 2005, 09:01:34 PM
Sorry, I forget that we are suppose to have meet.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on July 19, 2005, 05:18:31 PM
Quote from: QUOTE(crayok Posted: Jul 19 2005 @  10:52 AM)
  (ooc don't know how GM will do, but in the kingdom where barcelona lies , in 1220 Catalan is spoken , and it is similar to Provencal spoken in southern france , west kingdom of Castille-Leon recently united by marriage speaks a mix of Leonese and Castillan. Not that Arabic and Hebraic language are spoken by these communities and are doors to vaster knowledge than one that limits himself to Latin)
I can't find Castillan in my linguistics database - I don't think that either of the people who speak it will mind if I ignore it ;)  This is not "Confuse-A-Cat, Ltd." but nor do I wish to gloss it over completely.
Basically, if you can speak Spanish, you can also speak Catalan at 1 level less, and vice versa.

How does this sound to my fellow linguistic scholars?:

Known Lingo / Other Lingo / Mod
Spanish / Catalan / -1
Spanish / Latin / -2
Spanish / French / -3

Catalan / Spanish / -1
Catalan / Latin / -3
Catalan / French / -2

French / Spanish / -3
French / Catalan / -2
French / Latin / -2

Latin / Spanish / -2
Latin / Catalan / -3
Latin / French / -2
Latin / German / -100
Latin / Arabic / -1,000,000
Latin / C++ / -10xE12[/color]
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on July 19, 2005, 06:13:33 PM
I ain't no linguist :P
Just read thouroughly the Iberian supplement for Ars :) it is thouroughly documented about history and geography ;)

and you forgot Hebraic as language :P there are many jew communities ( and Kabbalah ) in spain as they enjoys relative freedom.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on July 21, 2005, 01:26:13 AM
Oh, yes.. The Iberia book... Have it here somewhere.. ya I looked at it...
I think they made up that language :)
Kind of like the way they mangle Latin...

Let's discuss more important subjects, like how all your research skills combine (mostly) for a total far gteater than any of you could have achieved alone.  Cooperation... hmmmmmmmm...

:)
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on July 21, 2005, 06:55:25 AM
Who talked about cooperation ? :P Quaesitores make me nervous :P the greater the distance the better ( when i can help it ;) )
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on July 21, 2005, 06:58:35 AM
Quote from: QUOTE(Sorloc @ Jul 21 2005, 01:26 AM)
Oh, yes.. The Iberia book... Have it here somewhere.. ya I looked at it...
I think they made up that language :)
Kind of like the way they mangle Latin...
... :)
No no my friend Castillan exists and became the "official" language of spain somewhere in 20th century if i don't fool myself ... it is the spain language variant that is taught in other countries , the one which was taught to me in my now forgotten classes of spanish :)

I say "official" because that maneuver didn't quell regional languages which are recognized ( at least some of them ) the way it did in france ...
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: ttsgosadow on July 26, 2005, 11:37:06 AM
Something pretty much OC :)

I remember GMing when my girlfriend also played (the good old times, but she is giong to join play tonight! I am very happy with that :), I am not the GM now, so I can really game with her then :D) that every night (especially after the night we gamed) when we lay in bed she started asking all kind of things about the adventure (mostly things she wasn't allowed to know). She made a game otu of trying to get me to tell her more then she may know... hehe :)

I never gave in (well ...)
Anyone else find this sound familiar?

"I can tell you some more... for a massage." :P
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sunwolf on July 26, 2005, 02:52:59 PM
Quote from: QUOTE(crayok @ Jul 21 2005, 06:55 AM)
Who talked about cooperation ? :P Quaesitores make me nervous :P the greater the distance the better ( when i can help it ;) )
You my friend are in trouble, because I'm a Quaesitore and I'm Spanish.

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition, MWAHAHA,  :D
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sunwolf on July 26, 2005, 02:54:17 PM
Glad the board is back up and the game is moving forward.  I will add an in-character response to Servius later today.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on July 26, 2005, 02:56:19 PM
No one expects them since you're one or two centuries too early :P
and the spanish inquisition will be responsible for the razing of more than one covenant , even a major one <_<
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on July 26, 2005, 06:24:45 PM
Quote from: QUOTE(ttsgosadow)
asking all kind of things about the adventure (mostly things she wasn't allowed to know). She made a game otu of trying to get me to tell her more then she may know... hehe

I never gave in (well ...)
Anyone else find this sound familiar?
No comment... :unsure:
Quote from: QUOTE(crayok)
No one expects them since you're one or two centuries too early
So certain are you...?  ;)
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: ttsgosadow on July 27, 2005, 08:54:52 AM
Quote from: QUOTE(Sorloc @ Jul 26 2005, 06:24 PM)
Quote from: QUOTE(crayok)
No one expects them since you're one or two centuries too early
So certain are you...?  ;)
Don't give the GM any ideas! :ph34r:
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on July 28, 2005, 12:43:26 PM
Quote from: QUOTE(crayok @ Jul 22 2005, 02:22 PM)
Enrique[/font]

I try looking for mentions of this Orinath from when he left Celebais 'till nowadays.

( unless someone prevents me from it ... at their own risk NIARK NIARK NIARK B) )

What about it ?
was it so useless you did not bother to answer or did you just forget ? :D
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on July 28, 2005, 06:19:50 PM
There is no mention of him, sorry.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on July 28, 2005, 06:40:29 PM
Wha(t ?!? I didn't even roll for it !!! :P
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on July 28, 2005, 07:20:58 PM
Go ahead and roll, then.

<waits>

Nope, nothing.

 :P
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on August 03, 2005, 07:38:11 AM
The big question question what everyone wants an answer to is :
Will Noelle and Michael do it or not ? :D

Also with this long chat between them i am bit confused as to Who is Where With Who ?
And about the timelag between the groups of people ...
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: rmax on August 03, 2005, 02:54:23 PM
Quote from: QUOTE(crayok @ Aug 3 2005, 03:38 AM)
The big question question what everyone wants an answer to is :
Will Noelle and Michael do it or not ? :D

Also with this long chat between them i am bit confused as to Who is Where With Who ?
And about the timelag between the groups of people ...
Well, I'm assuming that Servius is still in the Library.  As for the other question...What's going on?  Michael is just helping Noelle pack.  :P
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on August 03, 2005, 05:33:26 PM
God help me !!! <_<
Michael was not enough !!! Now Noelle is after Enrique !!! :lol:
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sunwolf on August 03, 2005, 06:50:01 PM
What day of the week is it?  What Umberto does may be affected by that.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: ttsgosadow on August 03, 2005, 07:04:47 PM
Nice IC post Sorloc :)

We finally are moving :) On to the wilds!
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on August 03, 2005, 07:30:29 PM
Quote from: QUOTE(crayok @ Aug 3 2005, 12:33 PM)
God help me !!! <_<
Michael was not enough !!! Now Noelle is after Enrique !!! :lol:
you wish, pretty boy! <giggles>
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on August 03, 2005, 07:34:16 PM
Quote from: QUOTE(ttsgosadow @ Aug 3 2005, 02:04 PM)
Nice IC post Sorloc :)

We finally are moving :) On to the wilds!
Yes, excellent post, Sorloc. I was very impressed and am excited to get-a-movin' now.
 :)
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: ttsgosadow on August 03, 2005, 08:09:40 PM
You where probably looking over his shoulder as he was typing :P
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on August 03, 2005, 08:26:10 PM
Yes she needed another sort of 'excitement' to keep her in line :P
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on August 03, 2005, 09:58:12 PM
you guys are so bad!!   :lol:
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on August 03, 2005, 11:09:18 PM
Quote from: QUOTE(Sunwolf @ Aug 3 2005, 01:50 PM)
What day of the week is it?  What Umberto does may be affected by that.
uh... roll a d7 for me... reroll any result of 7, because it's not sunday.
 ;)
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on August 03, 2005, 11:13:21 PM
Quote from: QUOTE(ttsgosadow @ Aug 3 2005, 02:04 PM)
Nice IC post Sorloc :)

We finally are moving :) On to the wilds!
Quote from: QUOTE(LadyCatreece Posted on Aug 3 2005 @  02:34 PM )
Yes, excellent post, Sorloc. I was very impressed and am excited to get-a-movin' now. 

Thank you both.
The only people looking over my shoulder were the people working in the store here, wondering why I'm still tying up their computer...
heh.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on August 08, 2005, 10:39:12 PM
I sent a PM poking Sunwolf and Archae; we shall see if they are still playing...

So, is everyone else ready?  Can we get on with the story?  Calebais, remember Calebais?  THAT way???

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

btw, it doesn't exactly break my heart to have my players back my game up so they can rolepley more :D  awesome!
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on August 08, 2005, 10:41:07 PM
Quote from: QUOTE(Sorloc @ Aug 3 2005, 06:09 PM)
Quote from: QUOTE(Sunwolf @ Aug 3 2005, 01:50 PM)
What day of the week is it?  What Umberto does may be affected by that.
uh... roll a d7 for me... reroll any result of 7, because it's not sunday.
 ;)
still waiting on that die roll...

and when you're done with that, lose 1d3 SANity for rolling a non-euclidean die.

look at me - I'm spamming my own game!
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on August 09, 2005, 06:46:49 AM
Quote from: QUOTE(LadyCatreece @ Aug 9 2005, 04:36 AM)
Looking around once more, my eyes set on Michael. I smile again, and a blush appears on my face as I flip open the cover of the large notepad and start to draw as we being to move along.


Naughty naughty magus ! Too bad i said my magus dozed off or i'd tease you with it !! Come on rmax you surely witnessed that :lol: do something ! :D
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on August 09, 2005, 12:31:44 PM
Quote from: QUOTE(crayok @ Aug 9 2005, 01:46 AM)
Naughty naughty magus ! Too bad i said my magus dozed off or i'd tease you with it !! Come on rmax you surely witnessed that :lol: do something ! :D
I know! <giggles>

Yeah, rmax, do something!!!

 :D

Man, this game is fun!
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: ttsgosadow on August 09, 2005, 12:36:49 PM
I am waiting to spot some wildlife ;)
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on August 09, 2005, 01:27:12 PM
You mean , like Gayle ? Don't seem that much civilized to me :P
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: rmax on August 09, 2005, 02:45:37 PM
Don't worry.  I was planning on writing something....just had to get some sleep...
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on August 09, 2005, 03:31:03 PM
Sleep ? What is that ? A new brand of drink ?
Magi do not sleep ... they meditate ;)
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on August 09, 2005, 04:06:47 PM
Yes yes yes, this is all well and good, but that was not the reaction I was expecting! Where is rmax.....

is he on right now?


<grin>
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: rmax on August 09, 2005, 04:33:44 PM
Oh...
All work and no play makes magi boring people :rolleyes: .
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on August 10, 2005, 04:22:41 AM
Problem with Enrique's character sheet:
You presented your INT as +3, but you have the +2 Virtue Great INT, therefore your INT is +4, not +3.

Problem with Servius's character sheet:
Your stat costs total out to +1; you are allowed +7.
Please spend another 6 points on stats and let me know the new totals.

Problem with Heleileen's character sheet:
You presented your PRE as -1, but you have the +2 Virtue Faerie (Sidhe) Blood, which gives you a +1 to your PRE, making it a +0, not -1.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on August 10, 2005, 05:38:03 AM
Oooops that i had that noted correctfully on my side :P must have sent you the wrong copy&paste part of it :P
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on August 10, 2005, 05:49:31 AM
Can I have a bunch more points to play with, too?

Please?!

 :wub:
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on August 10, 2005, 12:33:24 PM
Enriques pulls out a sheet of paper and a pen , put some dots on it and give the sheet to Noelle
"Here , your points to play with" ;) :lol:
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: ttsgosadow on August 10, 2005, 12:34:57 PM
So mine is fine? :D
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on August 12, 2005, 07:18:17 AM
After having read though tyhe 2nd episode of 'Michael and Noelle's heartshaking romance' i was wondering about his transformation as there are no indication of subtlety or secrecy in it ... did everyone witness that ?!?
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Archae on August 12, 2005, 12:22:15 PM
*bows and apologizes* For the past while I have been hospilatized (high fever + newly discovered ulcer imagine my joy) and only got out today other then that I've had no chance to get on any of my internet contacts -_-;

I'll totally understand if I've been kicked from this RP it has been awhile, I apologize for all inconveniences.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on August 12, 2005, 12:26:41 PM
Oh my gosh, I hope that you are ok!!

You have not been kicked out of the game, just jump on in, no big deal.

And more importantly, get better!  :)
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: ttsgosadow on August 12, 2005, 12:31:01 PM
I have been as silent in the game as you are, I am just following all the chit chat from a distance :) My character is not into all that conversation.

Get well soon and you can just post whenever you like!
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Archae on August 12, 2005, 12:55:54 PM
Thanks a bunch!  ^.^ well I'm already feeling better, just relaxing around a lot, moving is not a big thing for me right now lol.
Well I'll go get updated and post I guess.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: ttsgosadow on August 12, 2005, 01:08:24 PM
Euhm ... I lost my charactersheets :(

Sorloc, do you have copies of what I sent you for this game? If so, could you send that to me at ttsgosadow '@" gmail ".' com?

Thanks!
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: rmax on August 12, 2005, 03:32:03 PM
Quote from: QUOTE(Archae @ Aug 12 2005, 08:22 AM)
*bows and apologizes* For the past while I have been hospilatized (high fever + newly discovered ulcer imagine my joy) and only got out today other then that I've had no chance to get on any of my internet contacts -_-;

I'll totally understand if I've been kicked from this RP it has been awhile, I apologize for all inconveniences.
No...we were just wondering were people had gotten to.
Sorry to hear about you getting sick, and I'm your getting better!

Take care and we'll here from you when your better :) .
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on August 12, 2005, 05:21:29 PM
ditto the above...
there's no problem... we have missed you, and we are glad you're back and feeling better.
feel free to post as you like...
that goes for everyone - for the moment, there is very little structure, so just post as you like...

as for THE TRANSFORMATION, here is my OFFICIAL GM response:

(see the IC thread)
http://rpgrm.com/forums/index.php?showtopi...indpost&p=13803 (http://rpgrm.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=421&view=findpost&p=13803)

I apologize if this bugs anyone, but this is the only way that I can easily explain why a tiger can appear in the middle of the road from Barcelona and no one seems to notice whilst two people continue to carry on a conversation :)
Please note: I am in no way wishing to restrict the interplay between thewse or any other characters, I am quite enjoying it.  Anyone else who wishes for their 'companion' character to strike up a conversation is welcome...
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sunwolf on August 14, 2005, 08:34:40 PM
I'm back.  Trying to catch up on everything posted in the last 10 days.  I've been without internet for awhile.  Technically I have internet at home but it is very slow (can you say 1/2 speed on a 56K modem  :angry: ) and I have been on vaction so no access to the T1 at work.  It was for a good cause though.  Last week was the week when I run gaming classes in a local summer fun program and this year all of the RPG stuff I ran was using HARP.

Hopefully I will have something to post in-character today, but it might be tomorrow.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sunwolf on August 17, 2005, 05:33:37 PM
Did we find anything interesting in the tribunal dealings of Calebais?
I don't remember seeing any info on that.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sunwolf on August 17, 2005, 07:01:17 PM
Servius

QUOTE
Killian
*Latin*  Can I change how Civil or Canon Law works or applies, not in general, but I can make sure that Hermitic Law is applied properly and make our system an example of how things should work.


*Latin* Considering the points while stroking his bare chin. "I see your point. Yes, that is proper. Hermetic Law should always be applied equally to all cases before us, and not based upon prejudice for any individual or house. But is that not true of how we proceed in any dealings amongst ourselves? Though not of your House Killian, I too am a Quaesitor, and was taught that one should strive to understand ones self, and motivation, first before seeking to past judgement on another." Considering, "Do you know of any cases where you think our law was not applied equally?"

This came up in the in character thread.
Hermetic Law 3 (Political Intrigue)
Possibly Relevant Characteristics: Int +1, Per 0, Pre +1, Com +1
[ August 17, 2005, 11:59 am ] - Sunwolf rolled 1d10 and obtained 7. Reason : Hermetic Law Roll.
So I have a total of 7+3=10 (11 if political intrigue applies) + relevant stat.
Do I know of at least one (if not several) case where Hermetic law was not applied evenly?
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on August 17, 2005, 09:35:58 PM
Yes, you can cite three instances in which you feel you have a defensible position with respect to proving that Hermetic Law was thwarted or circumvented due to the age, prestige, power, influence, and/or affiliation of the magi involved.

Define and describe them well and you will receive an in-game reward.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sunwolf on August 17, 2005, 10:50:40 PM
Quote from: QUOTE(Sorloc @ Aug 17 2005, 09:35 PM)
Yes, you can cite three instances in which you feel you have a defensible position with respect to proving that Hermetic Law was thwarted or circumvented due to the age, prestige, power, influence, and/or affiliation of the magi involved.

Define and describe them well and you will receive an in-game reward.
I will come up with something but probably not until tomorrow.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on August 19, 2005, 09:17:25 AM
Could we ...
Move 'em on, head 'em up,
Head 'em up, move 'em out,
Move 'em on, head 'em out Rawhide!
Set 'em out, ride 'em in
Ride 'em in, let 'em out,
Cut 'em out, ride 'em in Rawhide.

sorry couldn't resist :lol:

but seriously if we continue at this pace we'll never reach our goal ;)
We could argue for weeks about anything and everything :)
and we could get hundreds of pages of romance between Noelle and Michael Ack ! :D
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: rmax on August 19, 2005, 01:03:43 PM
I agree, though I must admit that the romance, et. al., has been a lot of fun :D .

As for the discussions though, something occurred to me last night when I was posting.  There is going to be a lot of down time going to Calebais, and nights as we try to gain entry, learn the area, etc....  Something you said Crayok rang a bell.  Though we don't have to play through it, we could establish our little group of Magi as an 'intellectual salon,' so to speak, basically using intellectual discussion to bond.  While our characters will disagree, it would give something in the background that might explain our Magi working together as a stronger unit as time goes on (if this indeed is the case).  Heck...maybe Sorloc will even give us experience in Philosphiae for this 'background' philosophical society of magi :) .

But, ultimately I agree that we should move on a bit.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on August 19, 2005, 01:36:17 PM
Yes.

It is SOOOOO Romantic!!   :wub:  :wub:

Wha? Huh?

<grin>

But Sorloc said that he was going to move it along last night, but then we got stuck watching that damn movie, Das Boot.  

Evil hypnotizing war movie...

and I don't even LIKE war movies!

But I thought that since I am playing in a WWII game, on a U-Boat, I should watch it.

God, the dreams that movie gave me! Crazy!

But yes, he is going to move the game as soon as he gets to a computer.

(Thank goodness! Because Noelle obviously is not going to flirt anymore until a Confession gets heard, and boy do I want to hear this!! <giggles>)

Oh, and play the game, too, of course, and find the secrets in the Broken Covenant. I can't forget about that, too!
 :)
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on August 19, 2005, 04:07:17 PM
Hi.

Will everyone please post IC and give me a description of what BOTH of your characters occupy themselves with this night - in general, and specific to the IC post, if any.

To save time, I would prefer to make rolls myself, rather than wait a day or so just to get a roll.  Is there anyone who wishes to take exception to this?  Please notify me OOC if you simply must roll your own dice, even be they virtual dice.

So long as I know you are coming back, Sunwolf, I have no problem running your characters.  Alternatively, you may assign that privledge to another player or players to play one or the other of your characters.  
If I run them, they will be primarily reactive, with their primary goal being survival, and their secondary goal being following their traits.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sunwolf on August 21, 2005, 02:53:04 PM
Quote from: QUOTE(Sorloc @ Aug 19 2005, 04:07 PM)
So long as I know you are coming back, Sunwolf, I have no problem running your characters.  Alternatively, you may assign that privledge to another player or players to play one or the other of your characters.  
If I run them, they will be primarily reactive, with their primary goal being survival, and their secondary goal being following their traits.[/color]
Oh, definintely coming back.  If you haven't noticed yet there is a pattern to my posting (which follows my internet access capability), basically I mostly post from work because much better internet access, and heaviest posting on Sunday because that is the day when unless something goes wrong, nothing is going on at work.  Mondays & Tuesdays more sporadic as work is busier, and Wednesday every-other as that is when I work.  This schedule is both the advantage and curse of 12 hour days.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: rmax on August 22, 2005, 09:34:27 PM
Question:  Looking at Crayok's post, do we need to meditate for Parma Magica morning and night?  I thought it was just morning, or just once a day.


Sorry...just looked at a copy of the book and found the answer.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on August 22, 2005, 09:37:00 PM
Ok, this is from Sorloc....

The spell lasts until the sun next rises or sets.


My medium work is now finished.

Thank you.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on August 23, 2005, 06:31:03 AM
It is not a spell per se , but a ritual that takes one minute to accomplish and that last as previously said until sunrise or sunset. so it must be renewed twice a day if you want it to be on always.
Now you may think that it is easy but the sunset/sunrise is precise thing and there are times when you cannot stop even for a minute to bring it up again :)
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sunwolf on August 23, 2005, 12:20:07 PM
Do we really need to specify that our mages or renewing their Parma Magica's?  I would think that would be standard procedure for any Mage.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on August 23, 2005, 12:25:56 PM
Not necessarily :) there are some talents that are incompatible with Parma Magica and so not all mages use it ;) and it's always when you need it most than you forgot to put it up :P Magi can be so distracted at times :lol:
As for myself i'll specify it each time for roleplay purposes ;)

But let's hear our GM's point of view ;)
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on August 23, 2005, 01:14:12 PM
I'll consider it assumed unless the character has some flaw that would make them tend to forget (Absent Minded, Carefree, etc) or an incompatible talent or flaw.
And in such cases, it won't help to say, "I put up my parma", because you'll actually have to roll to remember - unless someone (your companion, familiar, or other magi) reminds you.  If you all do it together as a group type activity, then it can be assumed that even forgetful individuals would not forget while everyone around them is doing it.

Players' Thoughts?
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: rmax on August 23, 2005, 01:16:54 PM
That sounds fine with me.  I had assumed that it was something that was so drilled into us during apprenticeship that we would not forget.  So, I'm fine with it being kept in the background. :)
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on August 23, 2005, 01:20:30 PM
I think that we need to get on with the whole 'cloud' thing!!

Chop chop!!

Let's go!!

:D
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on August 23, 2005, 02:00:46 PM
Interesting metaphysical question ;) how can we "chop" a cloud ? :lol:
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on August 23, 2005, 02:08:56 PM
Very interesting.....

It would all depend on what is inside of it. <grin>

That was the reason I did not evaporate the water in there. Ya, watch, I do that and oh look! It is something good that was coming to help us, and now it's dead.  :lol:

It would be just my luck.  :rolleyes:
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sunwolf on August 23, 2005, 02:14:38 PM
Quote from: QUOTE(crayok @ Aug 23 2005, 02:00 PM)
Interesting metaphysical question ;) how can we "chop" a cloud ? :lol:
First you use Perdo Ignem to freeze it (probably with both Aquam and Terram requisites), then yu use Rego Aquam to command it down to melee range, then you have your grogs have at it.  :D
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on August 23, 2005, 03:29:32 PM
I would have said that Aquam and Auram would be appropriate for clouds :)
There is no fire in a cloud :P so your Perdo Ignem would go to waste ;)
And when it's frozen no need to Rego it , it will fall of its own accord.

Tsss , magi need take a course in physics :lol:
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sunwolf on August 23, 2005, 04:20:39 PM
Quote from: QUOTE(crayok @ Aug 23 2005, 03:29 PM)
I would have said that Aquam and Auram would be appropriate for clouds :)
There is no fire in a cloud :P so your Perdo Ignem would go to waste ;)
And when it's frozen no need to Rego it , it will fall of its own accord.

Tsss , magi need take a course in physics :lol:
But does physics apply in the medievil paradigm?
 :P
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: ttsgosadow on August 24, 2005, 08:19:54 AM
Beren: *Latin* *grunt* "Stop even considering that." *snort* "that's a cloud of birds" *hrpff* "we could give chase and see where they are going, but I think that's hardly worth it."
Unless I can somehow see the birds are acting weird I don't pay any more attention. If the birds are acting weirdly I want to observe some more before taking other action.


At nights Beren and Jacob talk untill Beren falls asleep - which is usually after about 5 minutes of talking. Jacob keeps an eye on Beren, walking around the gathering once more before going to bed himself. Jacob humms himself to sleep.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on August 26, 2005, 02:28:45 AM
Was that supposed to be in the IC thread???

It would go well there, because, although inaccurate, it would allow me to progress the scene.  I was waiting for Archae, as her 'companion' character is a forester and knows exactly what the cloud is.
It seems that she is unable or unwilling to post as often as some others, but I PMed her, and will move this along on Saturday afternoon if I haven't heard from her sooner.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: ttsgosadow on August 26, 2005, 07:19:37 AM
Hmm, yeah, it should be IC :S
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on August 27, 2005, 12:15:02 AM
Well, move it, then!
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on August 27, 2005, 03:08:34 AM
This is for Michael:
(but everyone can clik)
Michael's voice (http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/ballc/animals/tiger.html)
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on August 27, 2005, 08:06:46 AM
Quote from: QUOTE(LadyCatreece @ Aug 27 2005, 04:39 AM)
NOELLE
Looking around I use Muto Ignem Aquam and heat the water.
I quickly strip, and step into the water, letting the heat relax any soreness in my muscles.

Unless you've done it in a pool , it is impossible to do as you posted.
You can only affect a given set of water in an instant. In a stream the water flows and so it is never the same water you have ,  so using the spell as you did the water you heated  flowed down the stream as soon as you cast your spell replaced by fresh cold water.

It would require tremendous power ( which you do not have ) and usage of vis ( which you do not have ) to affect the entire stream for the duration of your bath.

Besides a stream is , in my sense , not deep enought to allow you to bathe in it ...

Did i make sense or was it gibberish ? :P
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on August 27, 2005, 04:03:19 PM
You're absoloutey right...
but it's not important enough to make an issue -
Noelle knows how magic works, and finds a small inlet where the water is not flowing very fast, and the water will gradually get colder.  
She'll be a bit fatigued from repeated castings when she gets out, but it's a small price to pay for a tepid bath.

The reason she is doing this in the first place is...
This is stream whater, which came from...
The mountain..
Where is used to be...
Snow.
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Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on August 27, 2005, 06:24:41 PM
Then i'll pray for her she doesn't get attacked just after the bath :P
Michael could casually come to her naked rescue ;)
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on August 27, 2005, 06:37:23 PM
ya, i'm sure she would hate that  -I'm keeping an ear out for the terrified scream, because even if nothing attacks her, she'll have to make something up! :P
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on August 28, 2005, 12:32:07 AM
ha ha, aren't you guys funny. :P

Actually, that was NOT my plan. <grin>

So there! :P
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: rmax on August 28, 2005, 04:54:04 AM
Quote from: QUOTE(Sorloc @ Aug 26 2005, 11:08 PM)
This is for Michael:
(but everyone can clik)
Michael's voice (http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/ballc/animals/tiger.html)
That sounds about right...

But wait...Noelle is bathing....

<quickly jumps to the IC portion>
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on August 29, 2005, 09:10:16 PM
What I wrote in the IC was what NOELLE would do, and getting that out was very hard indeed, because immediately my inner-Juliette came through, and this is probably what would have happened:

Quote from: QUOTE
Two young women were at the well, with one young man, buckets of water at their feet. One of the blah blah blah

Getting severely pissed off, I do a strike rank 4 on the blond, and then a Vacuum Ball on the brunette.

Once that was finished, I would calmly walk up to Michael, give him a hug, and then cast Immolation, holding on as long as I possibly could, making him not able to let go.

After I saw to it that he was completely engulfed in flames and probably will not live, I then go and yell at the guy by the well for not being able to keep a tighter reign on his women, and then give him a good whack in the head.

And then sulk.

And then go out with somebody else, probably his best friend of something, I don't know, when it comes to Juliette, it really doesn't matter. <grin>
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: rmax on August 29, 2005, 09:12:31 PM
Quote from: QUOTE
Once that was finished, I would calmly walk up to Michael, give him a hug, and then cast Immolation, holding on as long as I possibly could, making him not able to let go.

Well, I guess I should be glad it's Noelle and not Juliette  :unsure:  :D  :unsure: .
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on August 30, 2005, 06:41:44 AM
But Juliette would have been much more entertaining to watch :lol:
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on August 30, 2005, 06:46:42 AM
Yeah, she can be so much fun at times!!

Like, ok, there was this one time, right? So there we were, on the side of this mountain or something, I don't remember, and her bf at the time was there, and so were these other people, right? And we met this woman there who was nice and she gave us dinner, and in hindsight we should not have eaten it because it put us all to sleep, but Juliette NEVER turns down food.
Ok, so anyhow, we fall asleep and wake up outside near the coast, but my bf was not there! I started to freak out like where the heck is he, is he alright, etc. We go and look in the cave where that woman was and lo and behold there he was! In her BED!

Now, she was not there, and she was very lucky that she wasn't, and yes, he was drugged too, but it still pissed me off, and so I went over to where his clothes were, I think on a chair, lit them on fire, and threw them at him on the bed, lighting the bed on fire.

<laugh hysterically>

Now, afterwards, I apologized, because, ok, I might have over reacted a bit, but still!! I was kinda mad.



But that does not matter, because Noelle is not Juliette, obviously, and this is Ars Magica, and so on with the game!

:)
And it was sort of fun to watch afterwards in my head. <giggles>
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on September 14, 2005, 01:51:41 PM
Are the weird couplings between magi and companions posted in the important info thread for real ?
or are they a mess ? :)
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on September 14, 2005, 05:21:52 PM
A magus should have a companion, and a companion, a magus.  Otherwise, the companion is just a grog.
I did the best I could with what was posted IC, but some of it I admit was arbitraty.  If there is a pairing that doesn't make sense, or you don't like, please let me know, and post IC to support a better connection.  

The time this trip is taking is intended for three purposes -
1) to let the characters interact and get to know each other before the fit hits the shan,
2) to allow the magus / companion situation sort itself out and allow that bond to grow a bit,
3) demonstrate the relationship magi can have on their surroundings.

Grogs should be almost falling over themselves trying to be named companion to a magus - not that it's a formal thing, but if you are alkways near to habd when your magus needs you, soon your magus will come to depend upon you, and no other will suffice.  Then, you are a companion, and indispensable.

Michael is becoming an example of a custos, a very close companion, with mutual defense implicit.  A custos is more of a guardian than a companion, and of course, the magus would protect their custos against non-mundane threats.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sunwolf on September 14, 2005, 09:32:48 PM
I'm going to work on some IC stuff for Killian as he has been taking a back seat to Umberto lately.  I may get to post it tomorrow or Friday, if not you won't hear from me until Sunday as I will be at the Michigan Rennaisance Festival on Saturday.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on September 14, 2005, 09:38:52 PM
Oh, the Mich. Ren Fest, how fun!! I have not been to that one in years! Have fun and take a lot of pictures and post them up and tell us all about it when you get back!

:)
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sunwolf on September 14, 2005, 10:34:21 PM
Can't promise to post any pictures, no digital camera.

But I will promise to have fun.  :P
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on September 20, 2005, 01:02:26 AM
Those capable of sensing it (i.e., have Faerie Blood and/or Faerie Sight) realise that the dolmen has a strong Faerie Aura.[/color][/b]
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on September 20, 2005, 04:06:34 PM
Again: Those capable of sensing it (i.e., have Faerie Blood and/or Faerie Sight) realise that the dolmen has a strong Faerie Aura.  This goes for magi, grogs, horses, etc.  Anyone able to sense it.  Those who cannot sense it, sense nothing.  Beautiful day.  Birds chirping, sun occasionally peeking out from behind fairly complete cloud cover.

Also, I'm paying attention, but I'll respond in about 8 hours.  
In the meantime, I need to know who is in the area of the dolmen, and who is outside (the demarkation point seems to be about 30'-40' (10-13m) from the dolmen, which is about 8' (3m) high at the top. If you don't say, then I will make an assumption based on the IC posts.
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Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on September 20, 2005, 04:55:00 PM
Where is Noelle?

"ooooh, look! A pretty house!!"

Oh, wait, no, um.... <grin>
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: ttsgosadow on September 21, 2005, 08:18:22 AM
Beren will be further from the Dolmen. Jacob will be close to it, trying to win the girl's trust.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sunwolf on September 25, 2005, 06:26:57 PM
I'm unable to access the computer for a few days and GEEZ, suddenly there are two more pages of IC post.

I will catch up soon.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sunwolf on October 02, 2005, 05:18:37 PM
Ditto my previous post.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sunwolf on October 09, 2005, 02:15:06 PM
Due to various issues my posting is going to be confined primarily to Sundays (with sporadic other times, but never on Thus - Sat.).  If you want to drop me out of this game I understand.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sunwolf on October 16, 2005, 12:29:55 PM
I just want to thank Sorloc for posting IC for Umberto, his post was very much in keeping with the personality and feel I have been trying to establish for Umberto.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: koustaki on October 25, 2005, 08:43:26 AM
Hello all,

I was invited by Sorloc to take a peek at this game when I joined the site, a few days ago - because you're playing just a few miles away from where I live. Now, after 29 pages of fascinating (and passionate!) plot, well, I am hooked! So, I'd like to ask you guys to join the group, if that's possible.

In any case, I will have to read the Ars Magica rules throughout - last time I played the system was some 10 years ago and I remember almost nothing. Then, I don't know if I should build a PC or use some pe-generated character. Any ideas?

Ah, and then, let's see.... this colored text thingie is going to kill me... hum... no gain without pain, I guess.  :D

So. I suppose that's all... it's a slow morning down here, so I guess I'll dive into that Ars Magica pdf... and wait for you to accept me into the group <hopeful> :)

Rb
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sunwolf on October 25, 2005, 01:52:19 PM
If its OK with Sorloc its OK with me.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on October 25, 2005, 01:54:48 PM
The colored thingies took me a long time to get used to. I like to type, spell check, post, move on. Type, spell check, post, move on. Now I have to stop and dig out the conversations and choose a color. Of course, it has to be a different color for each of my games for me, except for my character in the Vienna Legacy. He uses a different color everytime he talks, which suits that character very well. <grin>
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on October 25, 2005, 04:50:01 PM
As I said in PM, I reiterate here for the benefit of all: I would like to welcome kouskai to the game, should he wish to join.
He is more than welcome to take over Archae's character or create his own.  Unfortunately, I cannot offer the character of Gayle, as she is both more than she appears, and exactly as she seems.  :huh:

I am glad that you have enjoyed reading the story thus far, and wish to assure you that the story is just about to start!
I would also mention at this time, to everyone, if they haven't noticed by now: I run character-driven games for the most part.  The characters have a mission to investigate Calebais, but if they chose to investigate the dolmen more thoroughly, they might find more than they bargained for.  Likewise the monastary on the hill.  I will provide alternate plot threads, some of which may be contrary to the stated adventure.  It is up to the characters if they choose to follow them or not.  
If the characters sit and do nothing, then very little will happen TO them, but the world will continue around them, and events will progress.  Do not assume that if you pass up a plot point now, it will still be there later on. >8D

That being said, a GM hint here:  nothing further will happen to the Magi until they progress some distance through the wood.  The hill described by Ashe will be easy to find (since I desire you to do so), but is a good distance into the wood.

COLORS:
Colored text to differentiate speech makes the post easier to read, and therefore I encourage it.
I use colored text in my posts for the same reason, and to help identify which characters are being addressed.
I understand if some do not wish to do so, but I would prefer it.

kouskai:  I would appreciate some factual knowledge of the terrain, climate and vegetation, but of course, I will have to take some liberties when needed, kind of like how I decreed that there exists some rough country in Kansas, when in reality (as I personally know from experience), the roughest terrain in Kansas would have to be manmade.

Thanks again, to all of you participating, and I hope that I can continue to entertain.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: koustaki on October 25, 2005, 05:31:01 PM
Well, in case Servius, Enrique and Beren all agree to accepting a new colleague in the expedition, I will definitely jump in. That said, I don't think it makes much sense right now to build a new character from scratch, as I guess that would slow down things unnecesarily, and doing all the introductions at this stage would be a bit stupid.

So I bet I'll be fine with Archae's character. Probably he/she's been strangely quiet for most of the trip, and will now start to open up - just a little bit, as I intend mostly to listen to others (read) for a good while. Or perhaps Sorloc will come up with a better plot twist to explain this sudden "resurrection".

(I definitely had no intention to take Gayle... although I guess it would have been nice to peek at her private life more closely...   :wub: )

I'll include a few facts about the area in a future post - gotta run now.

Rb
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on October 25, 2005, 06:24:04 PM
I don't care enough bothering an opinion :P
Go ahead as you wish ;)
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: rmax on October 25, 2005, 06:57:01 PM
Welcome aboard koustaki!
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: koustaki on October 25, 2005, 10:20:23 PM
Ok, a few disperse facts coming to my mind:

TERRAIN (just practicing)
If I am not mistaken, the group has been heading north from Barcelona to what conforms the French border nowadays - that's circa 150-160 km. The first half of it is called El Maresme, and about 70 km north of Barcelona, you have La Costa Brava (The Rugged Coast). I think the name says it all. The coastline here becomes very rugged, even more than the coast of Barcelona, which in itself is quite hilly. I must say the episode at the cliff sounded pretty much possible considering my limited knowledge of the area. La Costa Brava is a beautiful place, and even now, it still keeps some of its former, "wild" personality (despite massive real estate aggression in recent times).

VEGETATION
Not really knowledgeable here. The land is not really humid, though, and therefore you will necessarily see species that adapt well to a dry climate, as well as to the occasional heavy thunderstorms in Spring and late Summer/early Fall (e.g., from palm trees in the coast to coniferous species in the mountains). But note also that you're close to the Pyrenees, and this means that, in the second half of the trip (roughly the region of Girona), the climate gets much more humid and the woods become denser and richer, as they feed on the streams born in the mountains nearby. This region is particularly beautiful because of this, and mostly because these dense and rich woods merge with beautiful creeks and cliffs in the nearby coastline. Mountain, dense forest and rugged coastline, an amazing mix.

CLIMATE
Now yes, my specialty. Mediterranean climate - very mild, although seasons actually *can* be differentiated (for instance, in southern Spain, you could arguably say that there is no Winter as such). Winter and most of Summer are very dry seasons - note that the winds in most of Western Europe blow from the West (coming from the Atlantic) and therefore the most humid areas are western France, Ireland and Britain, and to some extent western Spain. But rain does not get as far as here, at least on a continuous basis.
However, Fall is usually a rainy season, in the form of long, violent rainfall episodes and heavy thunderstorms - which feed on the warm Mediterranean waters. Spring is very rainy too, but not as intense - much more variable, at least until mid-May, where usually weather gets very summer-like  B) .
A side note: in La Costa Brava, Northern winds are very usual, specially in Winter (it's called Tramontana here). It's a very dry, cold and persistent wind, and folks here say that it drives people insane - which is interesting as far as gaming is concerned, in my opinion; it opens some nice possibilities  ;)  

Overall, I guess that's it. I don't recall reading anything "suspicious" in the IC thread about the area. Perhaps some minor things, such as the names of people and villages... but this can easily be solved. I have a huge reservoir of Catalan names in case you need them  :)

Rb
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on October 26, 2005, 12:56:49 AM
Thank you very much, I appreciate that.
That does lead in to another question, you being local - What can you tell us about the history of the languages there?
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: koustaki on October 26, 2005, 09:48:28 AM
True, I forgot languages.

I was not born here, so I have limited knowledge of the history of the Catalan language. But browsing the Internet I could learn a few facts.

Apparently, in the XIII century, Catalan already existed as a language, and it was in the midst of a great expansion (towards Valencia and the Balearic islands). Catalan was very related to the Iberian and Occitan (Provençal) tongues, and as such, received some influence from beyond the Pyrenees. Meanwhile, in the rest of the peninsula, the fight with the moors was still going on, and therefore, the use of Castilian was restricted to the "conquered" areas, possibly north of Madrid by this time.

All in all, both Castillian and Catalan were reasonably similar to Latin, so people talking in "pure" latin should be able to communicate (to some extent) with folks talking one of the Castillian dialects (there were at least 4 by this time). I wouldn't call Catalan another dialect, because of its unique culture and influences, but it was born from the same roots - latin plus some iberian influence plus (in this case) some influence from the French. Possibly, one key difference between Castillian and Catalan was that the former received almost no influence from the Arab tongue, and quite a lot from southern France.
Overall, I don't think latin as such will be spoken anywhere, except by some freaks such as covenant mages  :P . The nobility will usually speak Castillian, which was spreading fast, and the nobility in Catalonia will speak Catalan. In the XIII century, these tongues are still evolving, so I suppose plain folks would just look for some common ground in order to communicate with each other.

Rb
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: koustaki on October 26, 2005, 06:16:36 PM
Hum, hum... methinks that koustaki needs a character if he's to take part in the game...  :unsure:

Rb
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on October 26, 2005, 06:31:18 PM
Going to ask you to stand by a bit...
I'll find a good spot to make an insertion  :o
Are you sure you will be satisfied with the characters?

Heleileen Rehte
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Marcus Nolat
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The character she made is good at controlling people's minds - but she has no intellego to read minds.  
The character is quite limited in scope, and there is no correlation between the house affiliation and the scope of powers.
On the other hand, the character is quite strong in the one area chosen.  

The forester is great, and would be useful addition.

You can keep one and create a replacement for the other, or create both, or keep both.  
I just want to make sure that a character that is basically a very good hypnotist would be appealing to you.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: koustaki on October 26, 2005, 08:54:05 PM
Ok, if time is not of the essence, I will try to work on a new magus this weekend. Heleileen is, as you already said, a bit unbalanced, and I have already started to conceive an alternative... I'll discuss the details with you via PMs as I develop this basic idea.

Marcus, though, looks like he'll fit very well in the group and the situation. I don't have the character sheet but I am sure he will be fine.

Rb
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: koustaki on October 29, 2005, 01:11:33 PM
One general question about character creation:

How do "General" spells work? Do you buy any number of levels of the spell as you wish, and then whenever you use it, you check if your level is enough to achieve the desired effect?

Rb
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on October 29, 2005, 03:01:27 PM
To Cast A Spontaneous Spell (Spend Fatigue) :  
(Int + Technique + Form - Enc) / 2 + roll > Spell Level

To Cast A Spontaneous Spell (No Fatigue):  
(Int + Technique + Form - Enc) / 5 + roll > Spell Level

To Cast A Formulaic Spell:  
Sta + Technique + Form - Enc + roll > Spell Level

To Cast A Ritual:  
Formulaic Total + Concentration + roll > Spell Level
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: koustaki on October 29, 2005, 03:10:27 PM
Sorry, my question was badly worded.

I meant, how are Formulaic spells that don't specify a level learnt? May I, for instance, learn a 11th-level "Free the accursed body" spell (Creo Corpus)?

I guess so, it's just that I skip some parts of the book in order to speed up building the character, and I am sure I am messing up lots of things in the way.

Rb
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on October 29, 2005, 05:36:35 PM
All formulaic spells specify a level.  

Spontaneous spells are of a level determined by the GM to be appropriate to the effects desired.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: koustaki on October 29, 2005, 05:58:36 PM
I think I found it.

"Some spells are General spells (abbreviated to Gen), which means that they may be learned at any level of difficulty—the higher the level, the more powerful the spell. You may even learn General spells at levels that are not multiples of 5."

I should read more carefully before I post  :unsure:

Rb
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on October 29, 2005, 11:17:47 PM
d'oh!  sorry about that...
did not even occur to me, sorry.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: koustaki on November 23, 2005, 07:46:11 PM
Did we follow the apparition or are we discussing the riddles right now?
I posted on the premise that we were doing the latter, but now I am confused.

Rb
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on November 24, 2005, 12:25:22 AM
Well, you already know what it has to say, so you can either wait here, or follow it.  However, you have learned from experience over the past day and a half that you meet guides more often at the 'lairs' than you do wandering around.[/font]
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on December 05, 2005, 08:23:34 AM
Quote from: QUOTE(Sorloc @ Dec 4 2005, 11:42 PM)
...investigators...
As the guides come and go, which one do you follow first?
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investigators ?!? is this ars magica gone cthlhu ?!? *Yelps* Where's my Voorish sign ? and my Elder Sign ?! OMG OMG OMG !!!! :P

I'd say the red fox but my character ain't no leader :P
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on December 09, 2005, 04:00:42 PM
So which one next pals ?

I myself hesitate between two
the ghost and the rooster ... with a light plus on the ghost because of the in of "crawls in the air" the mortal from "watch ovver mortal realms" of the fox riddle

but it's not big a hunch
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on December 13, 2005, 07:03:27 PM
I'm going to go with Drake. If you look at a drake, especially, say, an oriental dragon, they seem to crawl and slither in the air.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: koustaki on December 13, 2005, 07:07:42 PM
Hum hum, Frédéric would like to say yeah to that, but he's too intimidated by Marcus to voice an opinion.  :unsure:
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on December 13, 2005, 07:13:33 PM
It was obvious to all characters that although the drake did indeed have wings, and did indeed fly, its lair was a pond.

I just don't want anyone to make a decision based on assumption.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: koustaki on December 13, 2005, 07:22:58 PM
I say...

If we are to die, let's do it following a drake, and not a squirrel...   ;)
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: LadyCatreece on December 13, 2005, 07:49:51 PM
Quote from: QUOTE
I just don't want anyone to make a decision based on assumption.

I make all my assumptions on cartoons, thank you very much, and they have served me well through the years.


"And now I know.... and knowing is half the battle...."
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on December 14, 2005, 02:54:19 PM
Quote from: QUOTE(LadyCatreece @ Dec 13 2005, 08:49 PM)
I make all my assumptions on cartoons
Thanks to god-that-might-or-not-exists that's not my case or i'd in a padded room with looong sleeved white jacket  :P  , given tha anime i get to watch sometimes, some are really traumatic ;)
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sorloc on December 20, 2005, 02:44:09 PM
My apologies - I know things have slowed down lately, it should pick up again after the holidays - in a week or two.

ttsgosadow hasn't been on in quite a while, and LC might leave the boards.  

If this happens, I will ask for a renewed commitment to see if there is a point to moving forward with this.  I ask forebearance for about two weeks, until a more accurate prediction of the future can be made.

Thanks!

I'll likely narrate the reast of The Veil when I return, if no one has any objections (and I have no problem if you would rather figure it out yourselves).  This too, will be a topic of discussion.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: crayok on December 20, 2005, 04:30:34 PM
No problems since myself'll be gone from Dec 21 to Jan 4 :P
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: koustaki on December 20, 2005, 06:58:39 PM
For what is worth, I hope this game moves on after Christmas. I also hope LadyC comes back to the forums after the dust settles.

I'll be away next week, logging on intermittently though.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: Sunwolf on December 20, 2005, 08:02:20 PM
A break until after the holidays is OK with me.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: rmax on January 05, 2006, 09:30:09 PM
Wow...
It seems like a lot happened in December.

Anyway, I'm back and I would like to continue.
I hope LC will return, as she is a lot of fun and a good inspiriation to other RPers out there.

Hope everyone had a great Holiday and a Happy new year.
Title: Broken Covenant (OOC)
Post by: ictus on January 13, 2006, 11:50:35 AM
After repeatedly asking Sorloc what he intends to do with regards to playing and running his games, and getting only sarcastic responses, when I get them, I have chosen to move his games to archived.

I am saddened by all this and can only apologies on the sites behalf for the time and effort you have put into these games, only to have them close.