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'Does the moon look bigger to you tonight?'

The Book of Ataniel

Blue Crystal Divider

From: JHUVMS::NAGEL_LC 1-OCT-1990 14:47:46.44
To: BLAKFLAK MEGADUDE SPIKE NITROED ORACLE
CC:
Subj: we really need a bard

Luthien went to a dive
Where he met lovely ladies five
They giggled and said
"Won't you take us to bed"
He said "Sorry, you're all still alive!"

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From: JHUVMS::BLAKFLAK 9-OCT-1990 17:51:41.27
To: PALMER JANTHER RHYNWA SCHNEIDER MAX ARIATH SHILREE
CC:
Subj: Next Week's Session

Well, now that a lot of those little threads have been further unravelled, leaving you all confused and curious, it must be time to...

Send you all away from the city! Muahahaha!

Ahem. Sorry 'bout that.

Anyway, next week (this Sunday, 10/14, 6-11pm, as usual) you'll all be setting out in search of Malcar, but on your way you'll have to stop by (and this is the title of the session)

A NICE LITTLE TOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

It's really just what it sounds like. A small town. A peaceful town. Until that peace is shattered by the murder of a young teenage girl. No. I'm just kidding.

What you will get to enjoy this session is...
-- Meeting the envoy to the Land of the Giants
-- Learning some more about the strange bluue stone
-- Peace and quiet in a nice hotel (clean.... reasonably priced.)
-- And much much more!

It's an idyllic resting spot, and you'll get to spend all session there! How nice! How peaceful! How... boring? (Is that why Doug is grinning ear to ear?)

All... I'm curious as to what you thought about last session's oracular dream. Did it work? What do you think it means? Send these all public so that Scott can archive them.

"Fill the holy space."
"The second and final are with the roaring mouse."
"Return to where you weigh the scales."
"Read carefully. Perhaps time has eaten the letters."
"Stolen children will be returned."
"Restore the chrysalis, do not allow the change."
"There is a grotto below the absent tavern."

"The gum you like will soon come back in style."

DougMaster

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From: JHUVMS::NAGEL_LC 11-OCT-1990 15:38:04.84
To: BLAKFLAK ORACLE NITROED SPIKE MEGADUDE
CC:
Subj: oracular dreams and deja vu

Well, I liked the dream anyway, but hell, you can't really be expecting me to decipher prophetic dreams again this year... It was nice to see myself again, even in a dream. And boy, that was a pretty good fight (at least personally-- sorry, Ed). (Two kills, an assist, and I even tried negotiation first. Almost like old times.) Okay, so here's a layman's translations:

Fill the holy space: repair the Wall. (OR: Luthien, sleep with Rhynwa.)
The second and final are with the roaring mouse: reference to these special items we have to find.
Return to where you weigh the scales: Magnate (or Rimbor City, or the shrine of the Holy Magic Item...)
Read carefully. Perhaps time has eaten the letters: reference to the white rose letters
Stolen children will be returned: Shilree will get her son back (OR: Malcar is ALL of our father!)
Restore the chrysalis, do not allow the change: do not repeat do NOT let Kyv metamorphose.
There is a grotto below the absent tavern: more sewer tours!
Sometimes my arms bend back: Ariath is going to backstab you

Neuroses theme of the year: parental trauma.

Pshrink: So tell me about your parents.

Luthien: snarl!
Palmer: snarl!
Schneider: snarl!
Janther: snarl!
Max: snarl!
Rhynwa: snarl!

Pshrink: ah, have any dreams lately?

*does Khyrisse have any childhood psychoses?*

well that's probably enough rambling

see you later (not)
J.

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From: JHUVMS::ORACLE "RELEASE THE WEASEL" 11-OCT-1990 15:52:14.26
To: GRENDEL NAGEL_LC SPIKE MEGADUDE NITROED
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Subj: When you close your eyes, do you dream about me?

About those Oracles, guys (no references to myself)...

The "disappearing letters" thing may have to do with the abscence of some kinds of magic all of a sudden (like, oh, IDENTIFY! Of course the REAL reason for that spell not existing is so Doug can annoy us.)

The "scales" part could have something to do with symbolic scales. As in scales of justice, as in dealing with... Javert & Dred??? Noooooooo!!!!!!!

As for "stolen children," we didn't "steal" little Gdeon/Kyv/Junior. Shilree voluntarily gave him to us. So the oracle may have meant that someone's gonna try kidnapping him again. (Shock!)

And speaking of children... I know of at least 2 tourists who hate their parents, 2 who are orphans, and 3 who are unknown. Hmmm...

Yours til we really do see princess Nikita naked [Jah! As if.]
-- Schneider

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From: JHUVMS::NAGEL_LC 11-OCT-1990 21:39:43.36
To: BLAKFLAK SPIKE ORACLE MEGADUDE NITROED
CC:
Subj: oracles

for the record: I KNOW we didn't "steal" the baby. My interpretation stands. (You figure it out.)

and as for the origins thing: Max has daddy problems, Palmer and Luthien were sold into slavery as children plus Luthien's mother died in a sewer (yes, Alyssa, sewercide), Schneider has real childhood hang-ups (nature unknown, but come ON, he slashed hamstrings over this), Rhynwa was orphaned as a baby (and got to see her parents die, and got raised by sadistic nuns), and I guess y'all don't really know about Janther's past, do you, but take it from somebody who knows, he's as fucked up about lineage and pasts as anybody. Khyrisse is our only real ?.

till we get an oracular dream from Oethnar,
-- L

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From: JHUVMS::NAGEL_LC 11-OCT-1990 21:46:22.21
To: BLAKFLAK ORACLE SPIKE NITROED MEGADUDE
CC:
Subj: speaking of oracular dreams

Do any of these cryptic hints mean Max and Rhynwa are going to go try to release their former friend and teammate from eternal agony, now that their memories have been refreshed????????????????

-- L

help meeeeeeee
...............e
..................e
....................ee
--Sunny

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From: JHUVMS::ORACLE "RELEASE THE WEASEL" 15-OCT-1990 09:31:36.83
To: GRENDEL MEGADUDE NITROED NAGEL_LC SPIKE
CC:
Subj: Speaking of which...

The Hunt was over. It was 4:00 am, and Khyrisse was about to settle down in her room at the Stratford. There was a knock at her door. "Max?" she said. "What's up?"

"Schneider says he want to see everyone in our room in 5 minutes."

"What does that fool want that can't wait til morning?"

"I don't know, but he's more hyper than usual, and he says you'll be happy about what he's got to say." Max repeated the process at Janther + Palmer's room, then at the one Luthien + Rhynwa shared (losing a point on the purity test in the process.) Soon, all of the Sewer Tour was assembled.

The jester was seated on the bed, juggling the hotel room service menu, a beanbag and his rubber chicken. His cantrip ring was playing music:

"I saw a werewolf with a chinese menu in his hand,
"Walking thru the streets of Soho in the rain..."

"This better be good," Rhynwa said.

"It is," Schneider replied. "Have a seat, everybody."

"One thing you forgot to include on our List o' Troubles, Ryn, is that the spell 'identify' seems to have gone ka-poofta." He took out a vial of potion. "This might give any necromancer the power to instantly incinerate anyone named Demonstar. Or it might turn people into fleas."

"We keep finding neet-O magic stuff, but using it's a hassle, cause we don't know what they do. Take that sword, Khyrisse has. Or Max's belt. Or that amulet (whoever took it). They could prove damn helpful.

"Apparently, some people CAN identify. But it costs 500 a pop. With the professional clerical healing we're using, we can't afford that. Right?"

He went behind the bed and pulled out a very large sack, and emptied it onto the bed. Silver cutlery, candlesticks, a few gold pieces, some gems, even a few pieces of art. "What is that supposed to be?" he said. "This is art?"

"Where did you get all this?"

"I figured our friend the hunter owed us after tonight. And he won't miss it. I'm no professional appraiser, but this is worth at least a grand. Enough for at least 2 identifies. So which ones do you think we should do?"

Blue Crystal

Scottbo, please print this for Luth + Khyrisse.

Blue Crystal

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From: JHUVMS::BLAKFLAK 15-OCT-1990 18:40:37.44
To: JANTHER SCHNEIDER PALMER MAX RHYNWA ARIATH SHILREE
CC:
Subj: A long long time ago...

(imagine this text fading into the distance...)

sewer
tour #7

CHAPTER VII
INTO THE KEEP
OF THE EVIL MALCAR

A long, long time ago...
in a country far, far away,
the dreaded forces of the evil
Malcar had terrorized the people
with his new, powerful teleporting
castle.

The rebel forces, a rag-tag band of free-
dom fighters known as the Sewer Tour, went
in search of this castle (code named by Malcar
the "Death Scar" after a bunch of wimp mercenarys
Malcar encountered in Nylevia). After defeating the
evil Huntsman in a Small Little Town in the Middle of
Nowhere, the band travelled north, only to discover more
cities devastated by the evil wizard. The wrath of Maxwell
Silverhammer (the son of Malcar who has sworn to end his dad's
evil once and for all) raised, the band besieged the "Death Scar"
and...

Well, that's a story for another time...

-*- -*- -*-

Yes, it's finally here... the story you've all been waiting for...

ASSAULT ON CASTLE MALCAR!

Including such momentous events as...
-- Seeing what Astilla's really good for! (No, Schneider...)
-- Learning the evil secret of Malcar's forrtress!
-- Meeting the evil Elite Task Force Malcarr, and engaging them in combat!
-- Rescuing the evil Princess Leia!
-- Disarming the evil tractor beam!
-- Escaping from the evil giant trash compaactor!
-- Fighting evil TIE fighters in an attemptt to find the castle's vent!
Ahem. Take two.
-- Seeing what Astilla's really good for! (Still no, Schneider...)
-- Learning the evil secret of Malcar's forrtress!
-- Meeting the evil Elite Task Force Malcarr, and engaging them in combat!
-- Rescuing the mysterious prisoner from Maalcar's dungeon!
-- Figuring out the laws of physics under wwhich Malcar's castle works!
-- Witnessing the first ever face to face mmeeting of Max and his dad!
-- Hoping Doug knows what he's doing!
-- Much, much more!

So, folks and folkesses, be there or lose your soul, for the story I had to call (or else lose copyright on the title)

MALCAR WARS I

(Hmm. Maybe I'll lose copyright on that anyway. Anyone know a good lawyer?)

the DougMaster

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From: JHUVMS::BLAKFLAK 23-OCT-1990 18:00:08.59
To: RHYNWA PALMER SCHNEIDER ARIATH SHILREE MAX JANTHER
CC:
Subj: This week's session (was: Last week's session)

Ahem.

Anyway, as many of you know, last week's "MALCAR WARS" was postponed to this week (my apologies to everyone esp. Rhynwa). Anyway, since this weekend is the Halloween weekend, it is my pleasure to announce that this Sunday, at the regular 6:00 time slot, we're having the "Come As Your Character" costume party!

Yes, come dressed as your character, and the winner of the "Best Costume" will win 2000 xp! Yes, a whole first level can be yours just for dressing funny (which some of you do anyway!) So be there or be... underdressed.

Anyway, to keep you excited for "MALCAR WARS", here's some more previews!
-- Meet two of the most sociopathic monsters you've ever had the pleasure of encountering... and not kill them!
-- Find out who Malcar keeps rotting away iin his prison!
-- Meet the Elite Malcar Task Force... and wonder at their similarities to other evil people (and not the evil people you'd ever expect to see!)
-- Hang with the secret society living undeer Malcar's nose. (No, not his mustache lice...)

And the everpresent "much, much more"!

So come dressed as your character, partake of Alyssa's baked brown bunny, and learn the secrets of Malcar in the story that for lack of a better title, I had to call...
...um, I forget.

DougMaster

("MALCAR WARS!" That was it!)

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From: JHUVMS::ORACLE "RELEASE THE WEASEL" 29-OCT-1990 16:13:14.87
To: GRENDEL NAGEL_LC SPIKE MEGADUDE NITROED
CC:
Subj: Malcar Wars!!!

I was just thinking...
-- How the heck DID Gdeon save our asses that time? For that matter, WHAT the hell did he do?
-- Will we meet bunches of helpful ewoks? -- Is the Cult of Karanat really just an innvention of whoever's behind The Big Conspiracy? After all, no one's ever heard of them?
-- Why is everyone growing so much all of aa sudden?
-- Why DOES Malcar go around destroying citties, anyway?
-- Will those twits ever find their hot-rodd? What is a hot-rod?
-- We've had 2 successive sessions where wee won fights. Wow!
-- Why is Khyrisse so pissed? [Aside from tthe beer.]
-- How long will it take Evan's hair to retturn to normal?
-- Are we going to have a party with 3 thieeves??? (IS Tila supposed to be permanent?)
-- Did Magnate really like that Elvis portrrait?

Yours til someone DOES ignore the 16' vampiric necromancer/gladiator with the electrified spear,
-- Schneiderman

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From: JHUVMS::BLAKFLAK "The owls are not what they seem." 30-OCT-1990
To: @SEWER_TOUR
CC:
Subj: Isn't that cool? I sure think so!

Well, now that you've finally made it into the Borg spaceship of Malcar...
Now that you've defeated one of the Ravagers...
Now that you've escaped from the level of the goblin fodder...
Now that you've think you've figured out the blue stones...
Now that you live in fear of what a hot rod really is...

it's time for...

MALCAR WARS II and III: RETURN OF THE KING
(or something like that)

Including important Sewer Tour (TM) landmarks such as...
-- The secret of the teleporting castle... and a little shakeup in Deptford.
-- More about what those stones >really< doo...
-- What Malcar looks like under that mask....
-- Rematch with the horrific Ravagers, and more on their evil origin.
-- The fight of the century: Malcar the Eviil v. Maxwell Silverhammer... no holds barred...
-- Where that stone teleported you all too....

and, most important of all...
-- Where is Princess Leia, anyway?

That's the plan, that's the plot. Be there, November 4th, for the final conclusion of the longest running Sewer Tour plotline.

It will not disappoint. (Watch yourselves... I'm pulling no punches.)

the Infamous DougMaster

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