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Title: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on March 21, 2021, 08:57:37 PM
This is a chance for us to regroup, breathe, and plan what to do next.

This thread doesn't really have an official Battle Host for now, but I do want to keep it mainly to wrap up the current story - try not to launch into something new and epic until we've found our footing and decided where we're going from here.  Once we know what we're doing next, I'll likely assign a new host to it.

Kitharsis, do get in touch and let me know how you'd like to proceed with your character since he was going pretty bananas in a meaningful way in the last post.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Kitharsis on March 21, 2021, 09:33:12 PM
Yes thats quite a doozy to deal with.  I need to work through some thoughts.  I'll let you know when I have some ideas.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on April 02, 2021, 10:48:03 PM
Hello team, please note that Danyael has not responded to several of my emails and I have no other means to contact him.
As such, I have god-modded his character to remove him from the battle, while still giving him a means to rejoin later if he so chooses.

I don't know enough about his character's backstory to really do this justice so I've left it purposefully somewhat vague, but I've done the best I can.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Danyael on April 05, 2021, 12:29:05 AM
Odd. The last message I saw was November... 2019. Care to explain? In PM?
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on April 05, 2021, 02:37:57 AM
Good to see you're back - have PMed you now.

Edit: note that as Danyael has confirmed he's still around (and nobody else has posted in response to it yet) I've removed the god-mod post for now.

Edit 2: Haven't heard back yet, so have sent a follow-up PM.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on April 13, 2021, 05:23:18 PM
Final call for Danyael - I've sent 3 emails and 2 PMs but haven't heard back yet .  One of my goals is to make sure posting happens more often and this is now holding everyone up.

I'm about to send one more email and one more PM.  If I don't hear back in the next 3 days I will assume he's no longer interested and proceed accordingly.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on April 14, 2021, 10:47:19 PM
Ok, Danyael's with us too.  Got to make a couple of edits, but I think that tells us who's here and who isn't.

Everyone who hasn't yet:
- Please post in The Eye Closes thread http://administorum.com/index.php?topic=630.0
- Please visit http://administorum.com/index.php?topic=632.0 to give your feedback re: what we're doing next.  Especially if you're interested in hosting a battle, we haven't settled on the next battle host yet.
- Please vote in the Champion poll at http://administorum.com/index.php?topic=633
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on April 26, 2021, 09:52:25 PM
Update:
1. Next full BB will be hosted by Jharm.  Hallelujah!
2. The Eye Closes will (kinda) be hosted by Kitharsis - he's got a lot of unresolved stuff to wrap up and future adventures to set up!
3. There are two people who need to post in the champion thread:
- One person voted but didn't post.  Please post and let us know why you voted Gulgrim!
- Cameron (as he has the last vote)
4. If you want to join, now's a good time to get in touch so we can work your character back into the story.  Post here if interested or PM me!
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Kitharsis on April 27, 2021, 02:51:50 PM
Kitharsis has immediately attacked the Krooza after exiting the Warp.  Brace yourselves!

He is thoroughly intent on destruction.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Cameron on April 27, 2021, 03:34:58 PM
Ah, crap. I was hoping to take care of Cameron's exit before this kicked off. No matter. I can wait to deal with him until it's over.

Cameron will not be participating in this Epilogue. I will make a single post to remove the Allied Imperial forces from harms way. Soul Reaver, I am leaving Jihon and his Triton in your capable hands. Please keep him in one piece. I need him back when you're done.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on June 13, 2021, 09:58:47 PM
Hey Kith, we're waiting on your post.  I think everyone else that is going to already has.
(I might post something for Jihon but I'm doing a lot of background reading for that when I have the time, so don't wait up).
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Kitharsis on June 26, 2021, 08:28:37 PM
Sorry for the delay. I was unplugged a bit for a vacation. I should have something up by the end of the day Monday.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Kitharsis on June 28, 2021, 10:40:36 AM
Danyael is being assaulted by a giant bone hand. 

Soul Reaver, Jharm and Gulgrim are being directly attacked by a large bone golem that looks similar to Kitharsis himself.  This is a rather serious threat.  Defend yourselves appropriately. 

Also, I am rather rusty with writing.  Sorry for the lack of quality.  These creative muscles haven't been used too much lately.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on July 14, 2021, 07:33:54 AM
I've posted for Jihon.  I know this took a while, but before posting I read up on a LOT of stuff related to Salt in the Wound.  I've had to do quite some thinking on how to fit in his reappearance but I think I have some ideas.

I'll post something for Soul Reaver later.  That one should be easier to write.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on July 22, 2021, 11:34:50 PM
Jharm comes up against a big bone golem and be all like:
(https://y.yarn.co/42b8e672-705a-4576-8656-5b3d169376f8_text.gif)
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on September 09, 2021, 09:45:25 PM
Kitharsis, just another reminder that we're waiting on your post.
If none is forthcoming I will need to god-mod your character to keep things moving.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Kitharsis on September 10, 2021, 08:51:42 AM
Ack! I was waiting for Danyael to get his post in. Then had a baby.

Iíll get something up. Sorry for the delay.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on September 11, 2021, 10:17:32 PM
Ack! I was waiting for Danyael to get his post in. Then had a baby.

Iíll get something up. Sorry for the delay.

This is unacceptable, we cannot be having such minor things distracting us from what is truly important.
(Congratulations Kith - I know how much work it can be!  Good luck!)
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Kitharsis on October 03, 2021, 10:14:00 PM
Very sorry for the delay!

Everyone inside the Krooza except Danyael now have three smaller golems to deal with.  Do be careful!
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on October 06, 2021, 08:39:41 PM
Thanks Kith!

Soul Reaver's spell is designed to test how effective acid is against the golems.

A post for Jihon will come later.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on December 15, 2021, 05:18:33 AM
Ok, this is a lot of posts, so apologies for potential brevity and quality.

As per the new rules (http://administorum.com/index.php?topic=501):
As Battle Host, I've had to god-mod both Kitharsis and Danyael.  Both now have 3 weeks to make their next post.
And now that everyone has posted, I myself have had to post too (which I've done) to prevent an Inquisitor from needing to God-mod me.

My next post will come after everyone has posted or been god-moded and will thus be at maximum 1 month from now.

As for the story:
- Kitharsis has broken into the krooza's bridge, punching a big-ol' hole in the process.  He isn't attacking yet but the damage he did caused decompression which everyone will need to react to.
- Soul Reaver has thrown up a Shield to seal the breach, but that still left several seconds of decompression happening, so if you don't take some sort of action you might have been sucked out into space before then
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Kitharsis on January 01, 2022, 03:21:56 PM
The curse of, "I'll do it tomorrow" took hold quite well.  I'm sorry the boards isn't as high on my todo list as it should be.  The irregular cadence also makes it hard to keep the battle on my mind.

Either way, The Shaman has made an appearance, and is doing all he can to contain Kitharsis at the moment.  He could use some assistance.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Kitharsis on February 08, 2022, 09:13:05 PM
Two powerful beings have invaded the party, and intend to stop whatever The Shaman is doing.

What even is The Shaman doing?

What are you doing in this situation?
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on March 03, 2022, 03:53:06 PM
Ok, a bit abortive of a post, I know, but that flash that Jharm made kind of prevents me from doing much else until we hear from Kitharsis.  I've asked him to post up the reactions of the two sinister visitors as soon as possible, and I'll immediately put up a second post reacting to what they do.  Though I assume it's probably going to involve violence.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Kitharsis on March 06, 2022, 11:30:25 PM
If it is at all unclear, Dark Kitharsis has expelled another Kitharsis from himself. 

The other Kitharsis is the real Kitharsis that you all know.  His energy signature (or whatever you sense from others) is the familiar companion that has been travelling with you all.

And he's about to get blasted to smithereens!
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on March 07, 2022, 05:47:19 PM
Ok, Gulgrim's haymaker might screw things up a bit if it's also targetting the Dark Kitharsis - Soul Reaver's spell was designed to trap him inside a metal shell (temporarily).  Timing is important.

If Gulgrim's haymaker hits BEFORE the spell takes effect, then there's a chance it'll knock the dark Kitharsis clear of the area of effect (it's very localized in the area just around him).

If it happens AFTER the spell takes effect, then the punch will hit the cocoon.  Not sure how strong the punch is, but if it's strong enough it could break it.

I'm inclined to think it happens after since Gulgrim's post came after mine, but maybe Shadow Chorus can clarify?
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Shadow Chorus on March 08, 2022, 03:30:53 AM
Gulgrim is essentially swinging wildly after being unleashed, still not particularly able to aim after the flash from Jharm, so he's certainly not all that concerned with whether his strike might interfere with anyone else's plans. The swipe is an opening barrage from a rather pent up Gulgrim, so it's likely relatively forceful, though it's only going to get worse the longer the fight goes on. As to whether it would come before or after? He basically started swinging as soon as he registered Soul Reaver's okay, and if Soul was finishing his spell as he said that, he's probably only starting the swing just afterward. It might break the cocoon, but unless it's completely rooted to the ground it might just be sent flying by the strike (and even if it were completely rooted, the ground is riveted together paneling on an Orkish krooza, there's not a lot saying that section of the floor wouldn't give way to go with the cocoon if it's particularly durable)
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on March 08, 2022, 02:52:25 PM
The cocoon is attached to the ground, effectively being made of melted, reshaped bits of floor.

I'll let Kitharsis decide if the blow clangs off it or smashes it apart.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on March 10, 2022, 09:05:40 PM
Please note that as the revamped idle Board Battle rules, Danyael's character has been removed from the current plot.

I have made numerous attempts to contact him via email and he has had over 10 weeks to post or make alternative arrangements, but I have not heard from him in that time.

I'm sad to see a player go so unceremoniously and if someone did want to withdraw from the story I would have preferred an exit written by the player themselves but I need to stick to the rules as I've set them.
I do not like god-moding someone's exit, but I did my best to base the god-mod on some of the items in Danyael's backstory so there would be a sufficiently important justification for him to suddenly leave in the middle of an important event and to leave him with something to either quietly resolve or use for a future story hook if he so chooses.

Danyael, if you wish to rejoin the Epic Board Battle in the future, please contact myself and/or the current Battle Host to make arrangements.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Danyael on March 13, 2022, 01:14:22 AM
The Daylight Tower isn't the seat of power of the Imperium Sanctus.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on March 13, 2022, 05:20:49 PM
The Daylight Tower isn't the seat of power of the Imperium Sanctus.

It's the only specific place in your character sheet that makes active mention of the Guardian Orden's affairs of state so I assumed it must be their seat of power.
But since it's not I'll see if I can edit the post accordingly.

Note it's exactly for this reason that I prefer (and request) that 'exit posts' be made by the player themselves, rather than me having to god-mod them.

Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Danyael on March 14, 2022, 08:34:11 AM
Then, if you would be so kind as to delete your god mod, I will fashion a more appropriate exit post.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on March 14, 2022, 05:45:05 PM
Sure, can do.
Just post the exit post in the thread and I'll delete my post once yours is up.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Danyael on March 14, 2022, 11:08:08 PM
It will be up by tomorrow afternoon
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on March 16, 2022, 06:39:22 AM
It will be up by tomorrow afternoon

Thank you for posting - I've removed the god-mod exit post I put up earlier.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on May 25, 2022, 12:11:07 AM
I've posted for Jihon, hopefully will get a post for Soul Reaver up soon as well.

EDIT: Posted for Soul Reaver as well.
Fallen Templar, whether Phaerys is able to hear Soul Reaver shouting, or receive his telepathic message, or both - and whether he can understand it even if he hears it - is up to you.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Kitharsis on June 12, 2022, 11:04:31 PM
Probably not the end of the fight you were expecting, or deserve.  But its nigh time I hand over the reigns of the battle.

Please consider this the end of my mini-battle.  Kitharsis will sort out this mess in a future battle, when I have more time and inspiration :D
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on June 28, 2022, 08:30:04 AM
I've had to do a god-mod post for Jharm as per the rules.
I was going to post for Jihon and myself too but it's getting late and I'm a bit under the weather, so I think I'll need to leave those for tomorrow.

EDIT: Done now.
Title: Re: The Eye Closes: OOC Thread
Post by: Soul Reaver on July 19, 2022, 06:38:42 AM
I've got confirmation from Shadow Chorus that Gulgrim has nothing constructive to add the moment and will be sitting things out and tuning up his arm, so there's no need to wait for his post.

That means I can try to move things along now.