Beyond the Arkati/saved posts
- 1 Tragedy at Sea, 11/29/2010
- 2 Grishom Stone Arrested, 12/14/2010
- 3 A Meeting Between Governments, 12/16/2010
- 4 Odilia's Dead? 12/17/2010
- 5 Murder and Misconceptions, 12/18/2010
- 6 A Convoy Lost, 12/21/2010
- 7 Ex-Interim Mayor of Landing Confirmed Dead, 2/3/2011
- 8 Think with Portals, 6/2/2011
- 9 Interim Mayor Skips Town, 12/12/2011
- 10 Set in Stone - Details and Thanks!, 1/16/2012
Tragedy at Sea, 11/29/2010
Days ago, after losing the mayoral election, Chambeli Malatina set out on a trip by sea to Brisker's Cove where she intended to enjoy some personal time to herself before returning to Wehnimer's Landing. When the ship, a merchant vessel carrying goods and passengers, never arrived in Brisker's Cove, a search party was sent out.
Miles out from Darkstone Bay, ship debris was located floating in the sea along with a few bodies, at least one of them identified as the ship's captain. There was no sign of any of the other passengers or Chambeli. Little else has been learned or made public, but authorities in both Wehnimer's Landing and Brisker's Cove have expressed deep concern and are equally investigating the incident to determine if the ship was destroyed by natural storms or perhaps met a more sinister fate at sea.
Grishom Stone Arrested, 12/14/2010
Last evening, an elven woman named Odilia stumbled into the center of town, bleeding from her abdomen and falling to her knees. She is allegedly a cartographer from Ta'Illistim and claimed to everyone present that Grishom Stone had attacked her. Witnesses recalled seeing Grishom and Odilia together at Willow Hall's dance the night before.
Local heroes immediately came to Odilia's aid, had her healed and escorted to Thrak's Inn where she was under their careful watch. Councilman Barnom Slim was the first official to learn of the incident, and reported it to the rest of the council and Mayor Walkar, while the night watchman sent out more militia to patrol the streets looking for Grishom Stone.
Grishom was later apprehended in town and it was reported that he was very cooperative with the authorities. Mayor Walkar brought Odilia before the rest of the town council and had her recount her story for them to help in the investigation.
Mayor Walkar spoke to a gathered crowd, early this morning, "Grishom remains in custody for now, and we have issued the order to have the Bathhouse searched. We are still awaiting word from officials at Mist Harbor in regards to his island. Odilia is under watch by our militia, and she is safe and doing better. Given the scale of the accusation made, along with consistent rumors surrounding Grishom Stone, I am fully committed to finding the truth in all of it."
A Meeting Between Governments, 12/16/2010
Representatives of Illistim's Argent Mirror, Myasara, met today with their counterparts in the Wehnimer's Landing government regarding the condition of one Odilia, a Ta'Illistim citizen and cartographer who was recently attacked and wounded. The conversation was apparently short, though according to sources, both sides were in agreement that the perpetrator of the crime against Odilia should be brought to swift justice. Currently, Lord Grishom Stone is being questioned in connection with the incident.
The Illistimi representatives, when leaving Moot Hall, refused to comment on the meeting, saying only, "The reach of the Argent Mirror and House Illistim is long, and her people should feel safe wherever they go."
Odilia's Dead? 12/17/2010
Murstyr Javilerre, the Lord Commander of the Sapphire Guard, confirmed rumors that the body found in Shimmarglin Court late Feastday was indeed that of Odilia of the Ta'Illistim Cartographers Guild.
Said Javilerre, "We are certain that the deceased is the surveyor and mapmaker Odilia. What remains unclear is who exactly the woman in Wehnimer's Landing that claims to be Odilia really is. At this time we are considering her to be highly suspect in this crime, and have requested that the government of Wehnimer's Landing turn her over into our custody for questioning."
The chief wound, and assumed cause of death, was a single slashing cut to the throat. It's unknown how long ago the cartographer died, though the assumed imposter in Wehnimer's Landing has been known to be operating as Odilia for some time. The body exhibited signs that it had been kept in a chilled or dry environment, though it began to decompose rapidly in the open air of the Court.
Murder and Misconceptions, 12/18/2010
After recent revelations out of Ta'Illistim regarding the discovery of the real Odilia's corpse, Lord Grishom Stone has been released from jail and all allegations dropped. The woman posing as Odilia, who was under the watch of Wehnimer's guards, was apprehended immediately upon the news.
Mayor Walkar added, "We have searched the local bathhouse and found nothing incriminating. We were awaiting word from Mist Harbor officials regarding Stone's island, when we learned of the duplicity of Odilia. With only the word of an imposter, we have freed Grishom Stone and the perpetrator, this woman pretending to be Odilia, will be sent back to Ta'Illistim in the coming days."
When pressed for more information, Mayor Walkar became irritated and said there was a lot of work to be done and headed back inside Moot Hall.
Councilman Barnom Slim was nearby and expounded, "What I feel was not covered appropriately, was our deep regret in regards to Lord Stone's situation. We hope above all else he will recognize our town officials had a job to do, and justice has prevailed. We are committed to putting all of this nonsense behind us and look forward to the re-opening of the bathhouse next month. We also welcome any continued ventures Lord Stone has in mind for Wehnimer's Landing."
A Convoy Lost, 12/21/2010
News out of Ta'Illistim Keep today confirmed rumors that a decimated set of wagons and carriages found on the route to Wehnimer's Landing was, in fact, the convoy carrying the false Odilia to justice.
Murstyr Javilerre, the Lord Commander of the Sapphire Guard, stopped on the steps of the Keep to address details of the scene.
"Evidence indicates that the conveyances burned from their tops down, leading us to believe this was an aerial attack. As of yet, we have found no survivors," said Javilerre.
When asked if the accused murderer, Odilia, was found among the dead, Javilerre indicated only that identification of the recovered bodies is ongoing.
Ex-Interim Mayor of Landing Confirmed Dead, 2/3/2011
On the morning of last Restday, local citizens reported finding the headless body of a woman laying in the snow outside of Moot Hall.
The citizen was quoted, "I had just went inside to put stuff in my locker, I came out and the body was suddenly there!"
Militia were quick to the scene and carried the corpse away. After days of investigations, it was confirmed that indeed the decapitated body belonged to that of the ex-interim mayor, Chambeli Malatina.
Mayor Walkar took a few moments to comment on the situation, "The city mourns the loss of Lady Chambeli. She had led the town the last two years and she never asked anything in return. Only recently did she run for the official position of Mayor, and even though she did not win, she had always been gracious and kind to me in the aftermath."
"We originally thought her lost at sea, and now we are aware of some very strange circumstances that have occurred surrounding her death. A full report will be issued to the public in the coming days, as I feel it is in every one's best interest to understand what we are truly up against. Our enemies taunt us, with bodies before our Hall, and demons before our gates. But they cannot match our resolve, that of our defenders and our allies."
A few shouts from the gathered crowd asked the Mayor to confirm the reports of an orc killing Chambeli, but Walkar refused to comment and headed back inside.
Think with Portals, 6/2/2011
To disseminate a bit of field information and possibly answer some questions..:
As of last evening, the first of Lumnea 5011, a number of everyone's favorite red portals emerged again over Wehnimer's Landing. Immediately following their appearance, vathors of the towering horned variety emerged; these were repelled, but not without casualties.
Shortly thereafter, Commander Drangell appeared again with his usual axe to grind, pun intended. Following some words with him and attempts to stay the citizenry's hands while, generally, interrogating, he was apprehended by shadows, surmised to be the work of the Arcane Eyes. Post departure, the warparty in which I was present and a number of passersby were beset by undead, including shadow golems and shadow beasts.
This raises the question of a possible rift beginning to form between the enemy ranks, denoted by our attempt to sway the troll commander in favor of turning his sights from the frontier and towards the 'Robes,' as they are colloquially referred, while attempting to reason and reinvest him in his former self before the 'curse,' apparently a giantmannish mercenary.
The portals, however, are another task; Akhash, the Tehir spiritualist, was working towards warding the walls to prevent this, however my conjecture is that the task will be more difficult with portals already there. He requires a strong spiritual source from the surrounding region, preferrably not elemental as they are unreliable and hostile and not Arkati as they are 'too distant,' to continue his work and aid us in unravelling Commander Drangell's current affliction. He can only perform one or the other.
-sir bristenn mires
Interim Mayor Skips Town, 12/12/2011
It was reported early this morning that Interim Mayor Barnom Slim smuggled himself out of town in the middle of the night. The constable had found Barnom's office almost bare, but most troubling was the news that a sizeable amount of money from the town's coffers had gone missing.
Rumors have indicated that Barnom Slim and his stolen money boarded a ship on the north docks and its speculated destination was the town of River's Rest.
As a result of the considerable loss to the town's treasury, the entire new militia, once put in place by Barnom himself, has resigned their post but kept their weapons, when they were informed they would not be getting paid.
Helga was on edge all morning, "What now? Our militia isn't getting paid. The streets go unguarded and there's a great evil still out there. I hope that interim mayor Slime didn't chase off all of our heroes, because something tells me we need them now more than ever."
Set in Stone - Details and Thanks!, 1/16/2012
Well my summoner storyline concluded a few days ago, with the ending of the final chapter "Set in Stone." It's been a long 16 months and I can honestly say I enjoyed every single second of it. I have no one else to thank for that but you all, the players. I truly hope you've enjoyed yourselves as much as I have and I'm so very proud of the role playing that happened in and around Wehnimer's Landing from all of you. I worried many times that I was invading too much, or dragging the storyline out too long, but you all kept coming back for more. My goal was to bring life back into Wehnimer's Landing and most importantly, keep it there. So I really hope that spirit endures and trust me, while this storyline may be over, there is more plots in the work for the future. In the coming days I will be posting my storyline timeline so you can all catch up on everything that happened, beginning to end. There shouldn't be too many loose ends (unless intentional) but I will be happy to answer the ones I can on the forums or in the upcoming OOC town meeting. Below I will be listing storyline credits and thanks, because without a number of other GameMasters lending me their help, time and support, none of this would have happened. Following that I will be listing the details about the monsters I used during the storyline, many of them on Erythro Island. As always, I welcome feedback on the storyline, not just the final chapter, but anything if you have it to share. Good, bad, I'm never offended because I use all forms of criticism to help adapt for the future. Thank you all for following along and I can't wait until next time. Storyline Credit I'd like to thank the following GameMasters for their time, their help and their approvals over the last 16 months of my storyline. From hours of NPCing, to hours of QCing a giant island and more, I cannot thank these people enough! Their assistance was very critical and very much appreciated! NPC's - Marstreforn, Khshathra, Thandiwe, Auchand, Wyrom, Itzel Room and Item QC - Aulis, Khshathra, Aiza Creature QC - Strathspey Storyline/Item Approvals - Izzea, Alyias, Kaikala, Mestys, Voraviel, Modrian, Lusus Invasion Info Below is some of the info for the creatures you fight, either auto-spawning on Erythro Island or invading the town. Island Creature Level Auto-Genned a large arctic crab 13 1525 a scruffy krolvin pirate 15 2272 a white feathered vulture 15 1579 a menacing krolvin slaver 18 2299 a wailing dark spirit 28 1180 a dark-eyed scarlet bear 32 1150 a massive dark steel golem 35 1555 a red-veined dark ogre lumberjack 39 1348 a red-eyed black bat 42 229 a large blood red globule 44 195 a slimy crimson spider 46 324 a large red-scaled worm 49 332 a scorched glowing-eyed skeleton 54 1250 a colossal blood golem 56 1047 a red-tusked black boar 59 770 a red-skinned ogre scavenger 60 1566 a whirling storm wraith 64 1138 a ruby-eyed glaes golem 66 1255 a black-robed fire mage 71 183 a blazing fire elemental 73 100 a white marble gargoyle 75 113 a brilliant crimson mein golem 79 98 a giant alabaster construct 83 832 a gleaming cerulean mein golem 85 1075 a blue-grey arctic griffin 87 1439 an immense frost golem 89 1303 a black granite gargoyle 95 1074 a huge granite construct 96 1226 a tormented dark banshee 98 1574 a tortured ethereal woman 108 4918 a white-robed fire warlock 103 2038 a swirling shadow golem 105 4769 a mammoth veinous blood maggot 110 6502 an urnon-eyed bone white golem 115 2602 Misc. Invasion Creatures Creature Level a large black crimson-eyed wasp 46 a gleaming silvery mein golem 95 Grishom Stone (doppelganger flesh golems) 100 a winged spindly necleriine 100 a gigantic murky oculoth 101 a huge blood red wasp 105 a red-speckled alabaster construct 105 a lithe black abyran'ra 105 a huge crimson spider 110 a black-winged blood red vathor 120 an urnon-eyed brilliant white golem 120 Special Mission Creatures Ruined Library Creature Level a slender ice-covered skeleton 3 an icy blue cold guardian 34 a frozen elven corpse 42 a red-eyed ice wraith 45 a pale blue ice elemental 53 a dark blue ice elemental 63 a hulking arctic giant 90 Den of Ash a muscular fire ogre 28 a giant lava troll 34 a massive red-skinned ogre 36 a fiery lava golem 56 a fiery orange sprite 64 a large fire elemental 73 a towering ancient flame guardian 103 -GM Kenstrom-