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Re: The Gate
« Reply #60 on: August 02, 2012, 05:39:20 PM »

Okay, back on topic.

Did you forget the importance of lunch? It doesn't really seem that we have much of a goal any more, other than maybe to escape. And do we know how to even really approach that problem?
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« Reply #61 on: August 02, 2012, 06:27:02 PM »

your goal is to stop the world that you are in being destroyed by the gods
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« Reply #62 on: August 02, 2012, 06:34:21 PM »

Ah. So, the gods want to destroy this world because they don't want human magic-users, and they sealed you off in this world because they don't want any human magic-users. Huh. So, that's your long-term goal, but it's still not clear to me what your short-term goal is.
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« Reply #63 on: August 02, 2012, 06:54:54 PM »

pretty much figure out how because there is no easy way to defeat a god.


you walk out into the main gathering area with your magic butterfly on your shoulder. you notice a tavern where people seem to be exchanging news. you also see many shops selling all sorts of things. food, clothing, weapons, and what appears to be magical stuff of all different sorts. There are also a couple of maps that you can inspect to get a better layout of the underground city.

OOC (I will start work on those now, may take a few hours)
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« Reply #64 on: August 02, 2012, 07:12:02 PM »

(Wait, did we get into this underground city by means of the waterfall? And how many people are here? Does this realm have native inhabitants? Does everyone here have the ability to use magic?)
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« Reply #65 on: August 02, 2012, 07:53:03 PM »

all of that has been explained. but in short yes, about 40 total only a few families though, none mentioned yet (might exist but that's for me to know and you to find out), yes because magic has to do with the environment and the user
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« Reply #66 on: August 02, 2012, 08:31:12 PM »

That helps. And yes, I sort of thought that you might have explained it, but it's really confusing when you don't use punctuation or grammar or capitalization. A few details tend to get lost here and there, ya know? So I humbly beg your pardon if I have to ask you things twice, and that you be patient with the slow folk.

Okay, we know next to nothing about these gods, and you aren't telling us much except that they're really, really powerful beings with a penchant for cruelty. I don't know where to find them, and I don't know who I can go to in order to get non-cryptic answers, because every single person I've met so far has given me shady half-answers that just give me more questions. I don't know anything about the limits of the magic my character suddenly has, either. It obviously violates the laws of conservation of energy, so I now know that I can't assume anything about the physics of this universe. Is conjuration possible?

The society around here certainly seems post-feudal, but also doesn't seem to be industrial quite yet. How about we go into metalworking and try to start building modern weaponry with which we are familiar, from our own realm? Or is everyone from our world? Let's look about us and try to get a feel for the technology of this universe, and then maybe we can try and reinvent certain things for the betterment of all, eh?

Precisely speaking, I want the character to figure out exactly what kind of economy, governmental system, agriculture, and military this small community has.
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« Reply #67 on: August 02, 2012, 08:37:55 PM »

talking to people in places listed on the map may lead you to some more of an idea of what is going on here.
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« Reply #68 on: August 02, 2012, 08:44:21 PM »

There's a school and a library and a town hall and a marketplace, all from forty people? Assuming a fourth of them are children of a schooling age, that's at least one teacher, at least four scientists [one for each laboratory], at least three merchants and two government officials. That's half the population right there, okay....

I can't really think that I have much business being in any of those places -- I'm not enrolled in the school, my business isn't urgent so I don't need to see a mayor or anything, I don't want to bother any scientists who are busy working, and I don't need to sleep. Maybe the market place. How about we walk on over there and ask why all the roads are curved like this -- it's pretty inefficient.
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« Reply #69 on: August 02, 2012, 08:53:36 PM »

actually only like 8 are children, it's not a large school.

Don't worry it works out.

1 mayor
1 assistant
1 librarian
4 physicians
2 teachers
the rest are "researchers" you may want to look into their research
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« Reply #70 on: August 02, 2012, 08:55:22 PM »

Four physicians? That seems unbalanced. Lots of injuries? Must investigate. Two teachers? Hm. What's bought and sold at the marketplace, then? I'm there, right? What does my character see when he looks around?
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« Reply #71 on: August 02, 2012, 09:02:26 PM »

you notice a tavern where people seem to be exchanging news. you also see many shops selling all sorts of things. food, clothing, weapons, and what appears to be magical stuff of all different sorts. There are also a couple of maps that you can inspect to get a better idea of the layout of the underground city.

here are sparks flying everywhere from some of the children practicing magic and knocking each other back. You notice that you are the only person with a fire butterfly on your shoulder. You decide that since it has adopted you, you really ought to name it.
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« Reply #72 on: August 02, 2012, 09:10:23 PM »

Well, we could name it Krynbrand, which is Nordic-speak for "crystalline fire", or we could give it a name with Greek meaning, like Pyritka. Or just George. Unless people have serious objections to the first, I vote Krynbrand.
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« Reply #73 on: August 02, 2012, 09:12:09 PM »

until such an objection is raised Krynbrand it is, now don't just stand there like an idiot, make some friends, get a job etc.
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« Reply #74 on: August 02, 2012, 09:16:30 PM »

Walk into the tavern and ask the barkeep what the currency around here is. I'm kind of curious.
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