THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Solauren » 2018-07-22 01:52pm

More then likely, the memory that Durkon has been showing the Vampire is going to reveal something and make the Vampire go 'OH SHIT'.

Like say, there's a free Resurrection waiting on Durkon if his body is in the temple and not moving (say, sitting on a chair) for a few minutes.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Ralin » 2018-07-22 05:54pm

Doesn't really work. It would mean Durkon is going to considerable effort (including a promise to forgo further attempts at manipulation/distraction) to taunt Durkula over something that would kick in anyway. It doesn't accomplish anything, and risks fucking everything up by cluing the vampire in prematurely.

I'm checking the wiki and apparently those five dwarves and their children are established as having become close family friends afterward. I'm having trouble remembering details about them right now, but it occurs to me that this means there are several dwarves who owe Durkon and his mother a fairly huge debt.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by LadyTevar » 2018-07-22 11:03pm

Sudden Thought!

What happened to the guy who recognized Durkon's name when they first showed up? the one who dropped the mugs? Could that be one of the Resurrected, who may even now have gone to get help for Our Heroes?
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Lonestar » 2018-07-23 01:45pm

"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles."

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-07-23 01:57pm

That's great writing bringing back that quote and contextualising it to fit the character now we know her better
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Ralin » 2018-07-23 02:08pm

Yeah, I was also wondering if Durkon was aiming to somehow push the vampire spirit into having a change of heart. Didn't make the connection to Durkula's personality probably being formed from Durkon's repressed resentments and other negative feelings.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Solauren » 2018-07-23 06:13pm

And that's a left hook to the plot...
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Lonestar » 2018-07-27 04:09pm

Ohhhhhh shhhhhhiiiiiiiiiitttttttt
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Lonestar » 2018-07-27 04:11pm

So is Durkon at the wheel now? Or is Greg so Durkon-like now that it isn't distinguishable from Durkon?
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-07-27 04:32pm

One of the two!

And I assume that to be knocked out Belkar was low on HP? Which means the burning of the anti-mind control is probably going to be the thing that kills him?
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Raesene » 2018-07-27 05:09pm

Belkar is probably in rage and got some temporary hitpoints.

Seems like Durkola became Durkon (II) to me.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-07-31 01:14pm

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Wait is that... it?
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Lonestar » 2018-07-31 03:32pm

durkon no
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

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Crazedwraith wrote:
2018-07-31 01:14pm
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Wait is that... it?
No. He turned to mist. If the stake worked, it would have left the corpse with the stake in it. They have to find wherever he's put his coffin, or if he doesn't have one he'll be destroyed come sunrise.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by The Jester » 2018-08-02 11:54am

E's dead. Word of god.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by LadyTevar » 2018-08-03 08:28am

So... Does that mean Hel's plan just fell apart?
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-08-03 10:18am

She's still got at least a couple of vamps left. One that replaced Durkon as high priest and one that fled from Belkar.

I think her initial plan's shot but she can still improvise something.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-08-03 02:33pm

1132 up


eta: I like Minrah! And aren't they in the same Heaven as Roy?, which opens up the possibilities of them meeting his dad.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Lonestar » 2018-08-03 03:54pm

Yeah, that was what I was immediately thinking. But they are in the "Waiting room" right now.

Interesting implication that Minrah thinks you can "finish someone off" in the afterlife.
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Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-08-03 04:00pm

It harkens back to the evil adventuring party that attacked Roy and his grandfather back when Roy was in heaven.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Bedlam » 2018-08-03 04:57pm

Lonestar wrote:
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Yeah, that was what I was immediately thinking. But they are in the "Waiting room" right now.

Interesting implication that Minrah thinks you can "finish someone off" in the afterlife.
I think you can in the D&D cosmology. As far as I remember if you kill a 'petitioner' (a soul sent to an afterlife) in it's home plane it merges into the plane and ceases to be a sentient being. If they're killed off plane they reform in their home plane. If anyone else knows differently tell me, as it might be important in my D&D campaign in a little while.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Jub » 2018-08-03 05:08pm

Bedlam wrote:
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I think you can in the D&D cosmology. As far as I remember if you kill a 'petitioner' (a soul sent to an afterlife) in it's home plane it merges into the plane and ceases to be a sentient being. If they're killed off plane they reform in their home plane. If anyone else knows differently tell me, as it might be important in my D&D campaign in a little while.
Yeah, that's how it usually works. If they're called (different than summoned) to another plane they can also be permanently killed if they die there.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Lonestar » 2018-08-07 01:04pm

"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles."

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-08-07 01:33pm

Of course the cleric most easily to hand is going to require some convincing to resurrect Durkon. Unless it's to kill him all over again.
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