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(75 replies, posted in The Dreamcatchers)

Nico followed the trolls gaze and turned around to see for himself what was interesting enough for the creature to stop destroying the bridge. He looked up into the sky.



-Nico Steenhuizen

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(75 replies, posted in The Dreamcatchers)

Nico grabbed the battlements to steady himself, although it was actually the noise that was throwing him off. For a moment he wondered if there was someone else out to kill him, but then he realized that if the bridge had been fixed, that person probably had tried to keep monsters out just like Nico was doing right now. He thought for a moment, then tried something. Again, he tried to speak with his mind: Is anybody out there? he sent. Can anybody hear me? He knew that he'd probably get an anser from the monsters again, but their thoughts seemed so basic that he was sure he could make a distinction between their answer and someone else's. Was it possible that he wasn't alone in this dreamworld? That there was someone else here with powers comparable to his own, someone from the real world?



-Nico

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(151 replies, posted in The Longest Journey)

OOC: Moving this conversation to another thread.



-GM

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(25 replies, posted in The Longest Journey)

But before they could move, the door suddenly opened. Again without sound, but there was just enough light outside for the open door to make the room brighter. Then, Ciara and Ardjen heard a voice:

wandrew wrote:

Marcus came and stood beside her, his eyes straining to adjust to the even darker dwelling.

"Who's there?" He whispered harshly. It had been a VERY long night - long few days, in fact - and he wanted answers.

Screw that, actually: he wanted rest.




-GM

5

(313 replies, posted in Odyssey)

August frowned. Lizzy just tagging along for the ride so that she could visit friends and family didn't add up, unless she had known up front where the Odyssey would be headed, which she'd had no way of knowing. There was however another reason August had suggested she should get back in the saddle: on Greenleaf Skyplex Lizzy had experienced quite the trauma. Hiding and keeping to oneself, avoiding confrontation, was a natural response, but August also knew it was a bad one: eventually she had to confront her fears in order to overcome them. August knew this, because he had used the fear tactic against his targets plenty of times. But this time he was, by proxy, on the other end of the deal. He would of course not tell Lizzy this, certainly not in front of his XO.

"Look, Miss Lusko", he said instead. "As long as you pay for your stay on this ship that is fine with me. Just know that we'll be going to Whitefall and have business there. During those business I cannot spare someone to keep an eye on you. So unless you have a reason to go planetside that's lucrative for us as well, you will be confined to quarters." August still felt uneasy by the stowaway that had been reported, but never found. At the very least it had strenghtened his belief in a tight security.

"So what will it be?" he asked Lizzy upfront, decided she'd had enough time to think about his remark.



-August Solitaire

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(47 replies, posted in Odyssey)

Drake looked confused for a moment. "No, I haven't got any video." Then the coin fell: "You want to go to that place? Hohohooo, I like your style, kids! You've got some balls!" He laughed out loud, which sounded like the laughter of a chain smoking Santa Claus. Then he suddenly got serious again. "I don't have any video, but I do have my sensor readings. They should give you some info on the place." Drake pulled out his cortex unit and started cursing and screaming into it. Apparently he was telling his crew to send him the sensor readings. After some protest, combined with a lot of static on the other end of the line, followed by more cursing from Drake, he smiled and then showed Ronon the sensor readouts he'd received on his cortex unit. "There ya go."



-GM

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(4 replies, posted in Atlantis)

"So why don't you?" Ryan asked, not thinking before he spoke. "If you don't like the way Robert is running things, then why don't you choose another leader?"



-Ryan Bow

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(50 replies, posted in Awards)

That would work for me as well. So it wouldn't matter to me if it's 9 pm GMT or 10 pm GMT: whichever the majority prefers.



-Mischa

An update on the number of players in the TLJ sim: as of now we officially have four active players, including the GM. In the near future that number will drop to three, but one of the players leaving has agreed to play it out until his character leaves the sim.

I have already informed the other players of this and we all three are in agreement that we want to continue playing the sim. So far that is going well enough.



-Mischa

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(47 replies, posted in Odyssey)

Drake might not have been the brightest person ever to be alive, but he sure wasn't stupid either. He frowned for a moment, then said: "That fella that upped and left the place, he's with you guys, ain't he?"



-GM

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(4 replies, posted in Atlantis)

Ryan shook his head in disagreement. Only then did he see a familiar bottle in the room: it was the Grenada rum he had planned to buy for Jelena, to make up. When he had been in the store, he had found the bottle while browsing. He'd never gotten the chance to pay for it, though. Before he ever saw the store manager, these folk had taken him and apparently, also his bottle of rum. Well, technically it wasn't his, but still the store owner's. But this knowledge was of little use to him now.

He finished his food and water. Apparently he was supposed to go to sleep now, but he wasn't exactly tired. Nor did he fancy going to sleep in a hostile environment. Sure, everybody he'd met had told him that he wouldn't be hurt, but Ryan tended not to trust people who took to kidnapping.

"So, this Robert",  he continued his conversation with Mary Lou, "What do you mean when you say 'his ways are warped?'"



-Ryan Bow

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(50 replies, posted in Awards)

10 pm GMT works out fine for me as well. I'll definitely be back from the work thing by then, should I have to go.



-Mischa

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(46 replies, posted in Jewel of Hera)

OOC: Sorry! For some reason completely missed that you had posted in this thread. I'll get back in the game right away!

IC: Well, that backfired. He tried to smile to the young man, but he wasn't very succesful. Nevertheless, he stayed polite and got out a serving tray, several glasses which he filled with ice, and a bottle of vodka. He was tempted to ask if this wasn't too expensive for the man, but knowing better, he kept that remark to himself. Instead he said: "I'll poor you and your friends your drinks and bring them over to you, sir."

As he saw the man leave, he started pooring the drinks and listened to Sapphire's apology.

"Don't worry about it, luv!" he said teasingly, tossing in the odd word the young man had described her with. He gave her a wink. "Aah, what are you gonna do? Call their parents and tell on them?" He was half tempted to do so. "As long as they order something, don't bother the other guests..." He paused and looked over at the older man still sitting at the table before he continued pooring his drinks "Sorry, guest and keep this place in one piece that's fine. Would have been finer if they'd ordered something a bit more expensive, though", he mumbled. "But listen to me, going on about people who do not even remotely interest me." They didn't, now that they hadn't ordered the expensive stuff. "What about you? What brought you to this center of fun and playfulness?" he raised his arms as if presenting the bar as the center of the universe, holding all the answers to the questions of life. The broad grin on his face told Sapphire how he really felt about the place at the moment.



-Bruno

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(29 replies, posted in Management)

To me the single most important thing is actually that which Silent has listed as his point 4. If we should decide to house PARS here (without going into details as to the what and how) then it should be made clear immediately that the sim ownerships and PARS will be separated and these ownerships would be returned to the players who play in those sims. They can of course themselves decide if they want to keep playing their sims in PARS, migrate them to Phoenix or take them with them to a whole other site. Should Alex decide to pull back his PARS license for whatever reason, those players and their sims would be safe and they would be free to take them where they wish to.



-Mischa

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(412 replies, posted in Odyssey)

As Shadai listened in on the conversation, her muscles cramping from the awkward position they were put in, she heard the specs for several more common rifles and pistols. Common in this case meant that the weapons were all new and not that long on the market yet, and that they did not have any customizations. The order was rather large: 200 rifles and 300 pistols, all of them beam weapons. The grenade that was apparently in the box, was one piece of a rather large stock of over five thousand that Alma had to offer; the duo ended up ordering two thousand.

The exchange would take place in about an hour: Winston and Gustav would head back to their ship, which apparently was already at the docks, and prepare payment and the cargo bay in their ship, which was called Mayflower, to receive the order. Winston never told Alma who he was planning on selling the guns to but he was going to sell them. The payment was hefty: almost two times as much as these kinds of weapons went for on the market. But then again, illegal deals often were a bit more expensive; the price you payed for keeping the Alliance of your back.

She also noticed one final thing: the weapons were indeed held in the warehouse next to the docking office. No wonder these mercs had been so set on stopping her and her crew.

Finally, the entire group left, turning off the lights behind them. Shadai could hear the door being locked from the outside.



-GM

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(75 replies, posted in The Dreamcatchers)

Nico stood up, feeling a bit exhausted. But the screaming in his head had gone away at least. He looked down and noticed that the troll was still there, but that most of the froglike creatures had fled. The roaring creature was at least clear in its intentions: it wanted Nico, most likely very dead. He would have to either kill the creature, or flee from the dream.



-Nico

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(151 replies, posted in The Longest Journey)

The trio went on, but just as Karen took a left turn, the light reappeared. "Not that way!" the voice was still soft, but loud enough for all three to hear. And all three could understand what the voice was saying, as if it spoke in their native tongue.

Since the light had helped them the last time, Karen decided to obey and followed it again, just as the others. Before too long, they stood in front of yet another abandoned building, that didn't look out of the ordinary, other than that the light stopped in front of it. "Head inside", it spoke.

Karen was fed up with waiting and standing outside seemed like a poor idea, so she grabbed the door handle and pushed. In the silent night a creaking door would have drawn a lot of attention. Luckily, the door opened without a sound.

Inside it was dark, but Karen and the others could clearly make out two silhouettes...


-GM

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(313 replies, posted in Odyssey)

August uttered a mental sigh and came back on his previous decision not to introduce the two ladies: "Lizzy Lusko, this is Ayla Seton, my XO. As for the travel plans: our original arrangement was to provide you with transport to the rim worlds, so that you could perform there. We would then also facilitate you in setting up and getting your performances advertised, as well as act as your security force." He didn't give Lizzy a chance to interrupt yet, since he wasn't finished: "We're headed to Whitefall next, as soon as the rest of the crew are back. That seems like a good place for you to start your rim world tour, doesn't it?" August didn't mention that a performance by Lizzy Lusko on a planet close to Athens would probably be the last place someone would look for some thugs who had just invaded a space port. That in turn, would also give him some time to get his ship fixed properly.



-August Solitaire

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(1,108 replies, posted in General Chat)

Never mind: he just responded to my email. He said he had some very early shifts this week but will try to post today.



-Mischa

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(75 replies, posted in The Dreamcatchers)

Nico grabbed his head which was now filled with incoming thoughts, words, images... He didn't know what he was receiving but it was so overwhelming, he dropped to his knees. He yelled back mentally, somehow almost understanding how the monsters could reach his thoughts and imitating that: "STOP! LEAVE ME ALONE!"



-Nico

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(1,108 replies, posted in General Chat)

Has anybody heard from James? I haven't seen him post for a while, nor has he responded to an email I've sent him.



-Mischa

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(254 replies, posted in New Members Start Here!)

Welcome to the forums, failedreality!



-Mischa

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(29 replies, posted in Management)

Could you clarify a bit on what you mean, Imzadi? Can you quote the parts in the agreement that you think that are favoring Alex and screwing over the other party? And could you specify how you would like to see this changed?

As far as I'm concerned you don't have to apologise for anything; the very reason for these discussions is to clarify things and hear everyone's opinion. smile



-Mischa

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(75 replies, posted in The Dreamcatchers)

Then Nico tried something very obvious, something he hadn't thought about before. He tried talking to the creatures. "What do you want? Why are you here?" he shouted towards them.



-Nico

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(9 replies, posted in Awards)

I would at this moment like to nominate two players for the Player of the Year Award. First of them is Misty Wilson who proved more than capable of filling the difficult role of GC. Not only did she step up quickly when the previous GC went inactive. fulfilling her role as Deputy GC, but she has also remained a very capable GC during and after this somewhat hectic transition phase.

The second person I would like to nominate for Player of the Year is Giorgio Borgo (ksabers) who is one of our most active members and he has managed to become a great help for our site in a relative short amount of time. The fact that Misty has appointed him as Deputy GC shows that other people value his input very much as well.

Then I have one more nomination to make (for the moment): that of GM of the Year. Herefore I would also like to nominate Giorgio Borgo (ksabers). His great GM-ing in the sim The Dreamcatchers is simply awesome. Giorgio has chosen to let all players start at separate places with their own stories, which makes his job very time consuming and difficult, since he has to write a separate story for each player and have NPC's interact with them. However, he manages to do that without keeping people waiting for long amounts of time. Simply put: his GC'ing is what keeps the sim going and what keeps it a very fun sim.



-Mischa