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:- Your Tenebrae Staff
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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=Welcome to an Age of Heroes=
 
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In Taara's wake the earth crumbled. [[Recent History|Gods fell]], others rose, and the race of mankind looked forward and saw the destruction of nations. For five years, [[Magitech and Magic|necrotech]] seared the world's landscape and forces unknown decimated the once-insurmountable Walls of Charn. [[Locations|Nations]] turned against one another with the vanishing of monarchs--brother to brother and kin to kin. During the struggles, the nation of Dragonier attempted to keep the peace before it, too, fell. Other nations threatened to follow.
 
 
Now returned from the Mists, [[Alexandria]] finds itself thrown into a world in turmoil. In this world, the [[Gods of Good|Pantheon of Light]] stride forward in anger, the [[Gods of Neutrality|Twilight]] fall into debate, and the [[Gods of Evil|forces of Darkness]] are locked in a war between Maugrim and Taara. High arcana soars over the landscape with the renewed activity of the [[races|Old Races]], while guilds and organizations struggle to find their footing with the fall of Rune. The [[sildanyar]] and [[khazad]] have moved forward into the world once again, driven by the perceived neglect of the world by humankind. 
 
 
The world had waited for the return of [[Alexandria]] and the return of the [[Myrddion|Myrrish]] and [[Bludgun]] kings for five years--only to find Alexandria suddenly returned unchanged, and unknowing, from the Land of Mists. To Alexandria, the [[Recent History|War of Sendor]] is just days past. To the world--
 
 
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==Recent Website Updates==
 
==Recent Website Updates==
===June 29, 2017===
 
Made by one of our players. Thank you! :D
 
  
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===June 1, 2017===
 
====RPPs!====
 
Hey, there! Due to feedback, RPP approvals will now be posted publicly! You can also indicate in the RPP request if you would not like it posted. Don't miss this opportunity to let folks know you enjoyed the RP. :D
 
  
===Wiki!===
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===June 7, 2018===
Hey, there! At this time, folks should be able to login, but we have not fixed editing permissions or new accounts as yet. We're working on an upgrade, so please bear with us!
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====Happy Pride Month!====
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[[image:Pride_Flag.png|thumb|center]]
  
===Feb 16, 2017===
 
====Khazadi Fest Takes to the Streets!====
 
Happy festival, everyone! Please take advantage of the opportunity to roleplay, host meetps, a and generally celebrate with your fellow players! Also, don't forget Keggerfest Bingo--check out the Tribune for details!
 
  
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====Router Security Update====
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We don't normally do this sort of thing, but MU users can be a little more technologically savvy than most! Even if not, we'd like to share this update from Ars Technica, Cisco, and a few others about the [https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/06/vpnfilter-malware-infecting-50000-devices-is-worse-than-we-thought/ recent router security issue]. Please be safe!
  
===Jan 23===
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[[Category:Admin|Main Page]]
====Release Package 27, Part 2!====
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[[Category:Pages with broken file links|Main Page]]
...due to the size of this Release Package, we will be rolling it out in stages! The first stage saw the release of new Aspects. Now, we are adding two new options!
 
 
 
* We've updated RPP requests! In addition to rewarding an RPP, any +request/rpp will award bonus XP and GP.
 
* Add people to legwork! After submitting a LEGwork, you can use the +myjob/source command to add your friends!
 
 
Associated +help files have been updated to reflect these changes.
 
  
As always with new content, there may be some burps. We are still working on the final parts of this Release Package. It may take some time, so please be patient.  
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===May 10, 2018===
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====Spidery, Dulcet Tones====
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Today is a day for celebration.
  
In the meantime, please send Whiteout a big THANK YOU! He has been making this magic happen. :D
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SemrushBot is a data-gathering bot for the web. It also misbehaves.
  
===Jan 17===
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Today, we awoke to the sweet, sweet and dulcet cackling of our serverwiz announcing it'd been successfully blocked.
====Tomorrow is...====
 
...Winnie the Pooh Day! How will YOU celebrate this holiday? (And don't say, oh bother!)
 
  
As we anticipate this holiday, here is some Winnie the Pooh gamerart for us to enjoy: [http://mylesillustration.deviantart.com/art/Winnie-the-Pooh-Fighter-574407124 Pooh Fighter!]
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Thank you, amazing serverwiz Lolth.
  
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Her dulcet, spidery giggles will be forever in our nightmares.
  
===Jan 15, 2017===
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PS SemrushBot is one of the big causes behind the recent lagspikes. If you websearch, one of the first results includes both swearweards, and "How do I block this <creative words> thing?"
====Punplot Challenge!====
 
So, every now and then I am going to CHALLENGE THE PLAYERBASE.  
 
 
If you run a plot and manage to turn it into a pun that makes me laugh, I WILL PERSONALLY GIVE YOU A SMALL BONUS.
 
 
Consider this a challenge from me to all of you. THE WHIRLPOOL PUNPLOT CHALLENGE.
 
  
===Jan 13, 2017===
 
====Gnomepocolypse Avoided!====
 
The Tribune has not been flooded by gnomes...THIS WEEK!!!
 
  
Though the risk remains on the horizon, it has been averted for now! For now, Whirlpool sits at his GM's Screen, plotting away...
 
  
To celebrate the averted GNOMEPOCALYPSE, as promised, staff is offering bonuses to any PrP next week featuring giant war golems with pew-pew lazers!
 
  
Game on! :D
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===May 10, 2018===
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====That Every 8 Months or so Post====
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Hey, guys!  
  
====Pew-pew ZAP!====
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One of the things we try not to do here is say, oh hey--you know, there is only one correct way to RP. The most we do is asking folks to pay attention to basic spelling and punctuation. That said, some folks have different preferences when it comes to joining RP.
In celebration of next's week's WAR GOLEM EXTRAVAGANZA, Old Clunk's has been set as the Spot of the Day! Hit +sotd for mayhem!
 
  
===Jan 10, 2017===
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First, all of the grid, and Plot Rooms, are public areas. However, sometimes it's a good thing to page first. This is just because folks might have set up something specific they'd like to roleplay through.
====+help roll updated!====
 
What the title says!
 
  
===Jan 04, 2017===
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This doesn't mean you can't drop by. It just means to be respectful of preferences. Some might mind, some might not. It doesn't hurt to check. Staff also, takes note of exclusivity/cliques, so if there is a pattern over time, we will notice.
====Save the World!====
 
I just realized!
 
  
Last edition featured TWO gnomish articles...and if that was not horrible enough, a picture of a gnome!
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When we should ALWAYS page though, is if a GM is present ongrid. The GM probably has something going on.  
  
We face a gnomepocolypse, people. So this is what I am going to do.
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Anyhow, no, this is not in response to any particular thing. It's a post we put up oh, every 9 months or so. There are a small collection of those, that generally say: be awesome to one another!
  
If we receive at least two, nongnomish articles by the end of this week, I will offer bonuses next week for PrPs featuring giant war golems with pew-pew lazers!
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Hope all of y'alls adventures are excellent, and I look forward to seeing you in RP!
  
If we receive one or none, I will offer bonuses to anyone who features gnomes in every single plot next week, with generous additional chocolate chip cookies sent to Whirlpool for the use of contagious weregnomes...
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- BF
  
The choice...is yours.
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===May 8, 2018===
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====POPs FAQ!====
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Hey, there! We did a little cleanup of the POPs FAQ based on some questions! There were some artifacts left in there from previous versions. Sorry about that! We also clarified what was meant by "intro RP." This is RP that's about meeting someone new or arriving to the city. Stuff like that is pretty cool, but isn't really...plotty? I guess? XD
  
Tenebrae's future is in your hands. Let's save the world.
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Anyway, thank you all for your feedback, and see you ongrid! :D
  
:- Lahar
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:- Your Tenebrae Staff
  
===Jan 02, 2017===
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===May 6, 2018===
====Legwork: A Mini-Guide for Player GMs====
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====POPs Relaunched! (Personal Ongrid PrPs)====
'''What is a Legwork Queue, and Why do I want one as a GM?'''
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Hey, folks. So we are going to give this a go!
  
Have you ever had one of the following situations?
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[[Personal_Ongrid_PrPs]]
* Players want to look into the bad guy's organization!
 
* Players want to follow-up on a rumor!
 
  
Perhaps you'd like to:
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Please share your ideas and feedback. ^^; The new format is because well, there was a lot of confusion and the like about their level of epic that wasn't fair to anyone. I'm hoping this is better moving forward.
* Encourage players to coordinate their inventories/purchases for an especially tough scene ahead!
 
* Let players accomplish some things that require some effort, but not necessarily a full scene run by you. Or perhaps it just happens over time. These efforts probably lead to a scene, but you're not there yet.
 
  
...and so on. The above are examples of what you might want to use a legwork for. They are not the limit!
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===May 3, 2018===
 +
====Underworld Shenanigans!====
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For longtime players here, and new, we've all known that the Underworld in Alexandria spins in three parts:
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* Ebon Syndicate: A cult of Taaran and Illothan interests. Smugglers and dealers with a mercantile side. NPC only.
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* Guild of the Sly: The other half of the original split from The Guild, the Sly stands in opposition to the Syndicate. Though rogues, they possess a streak of homegrown heroism.
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* Sunset: A mafia with heroic intentions, and founded by underdogs. They "do what it takes" to ensure business and trade flows fairly. Founded by the arvek nar, and now joined by some merchants and the Dragoneri who are both tired of being overlooked, and are tired of the Syndicate's hold.
  
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These three groups are at odds for control of the Alexandria Underworld. Each has their own motivations and outlook!
  
'''How do I Set One Up?'''
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Recently, though, they've received a bit of a brush-up in theme! At the moment, this just clarifies some backstory. But, keep a look out in the next few weeks!
  
Any player GM may request a Legwork queue, and have as many or as few players added to it as they wish. There are two ways to do this:
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===April 21, 2018===
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====Categories!====
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...the wiki dropdown list is no longer frightening and scary. Seriously, check'em out. :D /latenightgeeking !
  
:''If your legwork immediately follows an event'', type: +event/leg <#>=Hi! I've opened a legwork on this scene. Use +myjob/add <#> to reply to it. This will auto-add all /confirmed players from that scene.
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===April 16, 2018===
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====Clearing the Way!====
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As you've all seen on the bboards, there is an ongoing thread right now with things going into the Desolation and Alexandria doing maneuvers in that area, just over and around its border.  
  
:''If your legwork does not immediately follow an event'', just +request/legwork a scene yourself! Then, +myjob/source <#>=<name> <name> <name>. This command only works on legwork!
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The Desolation is a place full of bandits and bandit kingdoms, sure, but it is also home to Skald, the land where the Daemon Wars started and where Asumit, the demon binder, is said to dwell with his legion of the damned and what not.  
 
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What this means, of course, is that there's plenty of room for PRPs that deal with Alexandria trying to pacify the area just on the other side of its border, where no one really rules, in an effort to prepare the way for *something*. Just what is anybody's guess, at this point, but one doesn't have to work hard to guess that it has something to do with Asumit!  
'''What Can I do with Them?'''
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And this means that I'm inviting everyone to run PRPs involved in this and those PRPs will be fully awarded as the death consent PRPs they will be allowed to be (should everyone be willing.)
You can...
 
* Ask for +rolls for investigative work
 
* Ask players how they intend to accomplish a goal
 
* Offer details on investigation, and any updated rumors
 
* Even provide a miniature plot summary
 
* ...and anything else you can think of  
 
 
 
Legworks are a tool for every GM and player. Also, players may request or open them as well. Though this mini-guide isn't focused on that, you are free to request other PCs be added to your own legwork queues, as well.
 
 
 
UPDATE: Check out +help requests2 for some new options, just for GMs!
 
 
 
===Dec 31, 2016===
 
====The Gnomish Traveler====
 
Have YOU:
 
 
 
:...ever dreamed of photobombing gnomes?
 
:...ever dreamed of photobombing gnomes into Whirlplots?
 
:...or anywhere on Ea?
 
 
 
NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!
 
 
 
Simply direct your browser to: [[Trib_gnometravel_heads.png|Gnomish Photobomb]] ...
 
 
 
...and copy, paste away! Send in your work to the Tribune, as a bonus, and we'll include it in Gear's mighty travels! (Also award bonus RPP!)
 
 
 
===Dec 16, 2016===
 
====Happy Holidays, pt 2!====
 
Not so long ago, we had some of you send in ideas. Many ideas! Wonderful ideas for Aspects! Well, our new Aspects page just expanded! We're pleased to announce the addition of two! new aspects, as well as an edit to Dream-Touched.  
 
 
 
As with all new material, expect adjustments to be made over time. Also, if you possessed a different Aspect and would like to change it for a new one, this may also be done at this time.
 
 
 
While these were originally to be part of the next Release Package, health and the holidays have interfered with that. But, we wanted y'all to have fun just the same!
 
 
 
:- Lahar
 
 
 
===Dec 6, 2016===
 
====Letters to Heth!====
 
For those who do not know him, Gearbear Sparkthistle is a talented, exuberant traveler and gnomish explorer! In his latest escapade, he will be traveling to the very doors of Dragonier!
 
 
 
Gearbear has offered to take your letters with him! Yes, YOUR letters!
 
 
 
Have something to say to Heth? Would you like to write him a letter? Gearbear will deliver it!
 
 
 
Please send post to:
 
:Alexandrian Tribune
 
:Alexandria, Alexandros
 
:OOC: Just type +request/trib !
 
 
 
===Nov 17, 2016===
 
Congrats, Great Paladin!
 
 
 
Our Great Paladin hit level 20 this week! This has been a lifelong journey, so give them a congrats!
 
 
 
[[image:Great_paladin20.jpg|center|thumb]]
 
 
 
===Nov 16, 2016===
 
====Sparkliest Holiday Evar!====
 
 
 
Howdy! This year, we thought we'd hit the holidays a little early! 2016 has been a big year, and we see no reason not to make 2017 the most sparkly on record!
 
 
 
So, starting on the 26th--that is, after Thanksgiving--anyone who runs two PrPs from then until the end of December will receive a gift of their choice! One of these PrPs must be a 4-8 scene. The reason for this ofc, is to let folks test out their new awesomes, and to give our new players--many of whom recently reached L4 or are close to it, some time in the limelight.
 
 
 
* ''If you're new and between 2-5:'' Earn 1 full level to any alt!
 
* ''If you already have an alt that's at level 6 or higher, pick one of:''
 
:* A new, L7 PC! The primary class must be a wizard, cleric, bard, witch, or cavalier! We are offering some <3 to our support PCs this year! Also, if you have one of these in a higher tier, we ask that this new PC be of a different class. This is just to keep things mixed up.
 
:* A full +1 level to any alt of L9 or lower!
 
 
   
 
   
This is awardable once per player. The above takes the place of your runner's awards for those 2 PrPs.
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Take advantage of this offer while it lasts! :D
  
Happy holidays, everyone!
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:Whirlpool
 
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===April 1, 2018===
- Your Tenebrae Staff
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====GAME CONVERSION====
 
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Hi, everyone!  
===Nov 14, 2016===
 
====Diversity====
 
Hey, folks. We know there is a lot going on right now in the US, and that we have many players, and staff from that area. In light of it, we'd just like to reiterate that Tenebrae will continue to be supportive of LGBTQ, and of people of all races, genders, religions, and stripes.
 
 
 
Thank you for making this game what it is.
 
 
 
Your Tenebrae Staff
 
 
 
===Oct 17, 2016===
 
====Code Update====
 
:Do you hate math?
 
:Do you like HP?
 
:Do you like others taking notes for you?
 
 
 
If you answered YES to one or more of these questions, then CONGRATULATIONS! You are a winner due to the following updates to +timestop and +sheet damage-related code:
 
 
 
* Damage is now tracked, and current HP=MAX HP - Damage
 
:This means it's now properly correct, and changes to MAX HP will adjust current appropriately
 
* TEMP HP now display in +hp!
 
* Temp HP are now mentioned, if appropriate, when damaged
 
* Our new Bloodragers (and good ol' Barbarians) now get their Rage temp HP auto-added (and removed) when using +rage!
 
 
 
: - Whiteout
 
===Oct 16, 2016===
 
====The Hunt is On!====
 
''"In the honor of the White Stag, we call the Hunt! Tonight, we course under Eluna's light! Let no prey escape us--be it wight or undeath that marks these cursed lands! Let them be felled beneath blade and steel!" Gilead's Hunter lowers his arms. Speaking in hushed tones, he moves among the ranks of warriors. Steam rises from the landscape ahead of them, the wight-filled wreckage of Heth's domain. Beneath it all, the wretched cry of the Green, and lost souls beyond.''
 
 
 
''This season, the High Hunt has been declared on the wreckage of Dragonier's borders. They go to rescue souls, and claim back the Green. At least, what they can.''
 
 
 
To celebrate the HUNT! (and Halloween!) we'll be giving out unique Candy Corn MIs, in addition to normal Small Story and PrP awards! PrPs and stories are assumed to take place along the borderlands.
 
 
 
What do these do? When you run a PrP or SS related to the Hunt, we'll provide an @mail letting you in on the details! Some will be useful adventuring items, others will produce random acts of mayhem!
 
 
 
Game on, and ride high!
 
 
 
===Oct 15, 2016===
 
====Release Package 26!====
 
Welcome to Release Package 26! As with all new material, please expect some bugs and burps as we go along! Also, as with all new material, you will be able to make adjustments at this time.
 
 
 
In RP26, you will find...
 
 
 
:* BLOODRAGER! Noble warriors crafted by a secretive oruch clan, their magic has set loose upon Ea's soil! What role these heroes play in the upcoming war is too early to tell... If you are planning to convert to bloodrager, please do the following:
 
::1. Rename your current character to OLD<name>. Log out!
 
::2. Create a new character bit, and name them your old PC's name.
 
::3. Go through chargen and advance to L2 as normal! Remember to copy over your old @desc, shor-desc, background, and any +finger information as well. Also: PLEASE DO NOT BUY ANYTHING AT THIS TIME. Nor should you transfer your inventory, or exchange items between PCs! Staff will take care of this at approval.
 
::4. Apply for approval!At this time, staff will award you the rest of your XP, and a stipend. You will be set at your WBL equal to your fractional XP. Huzzah!
 
 
 
:Also, while Bloodrager and Dragon Disciple should work fine, there may be some issues with Bloodrager + Sorc + DD, but we will hammer those out as they come!
 
 
 
:* New rage powers! We have added the Celestial totem!
 
:* New spells! New spells for almost every class!
 
:* New artificer discoveries! Pew pew chaos and law!
 
:* Tweaks to Ranger and Paladin spellcasting! The -3 has been removed. When Paizo crafted bloodrager, removing the -3 was one of the things they tested. We saw no reason to continue it, as it makes calculations more difficult. Hopefully this smooths things over a bit for everyone!
 
:* Tweaks to Ranger AC! The -3 has been removed. If you are a ranger, please contact staff via +request so that we can set you up.
 
 
 
We hope you enjoy the new content! We're expecting a high number of +requests, so please be patient with us. In the meantime,  THE HUNT AGAINST HETH opens tomorrow, so please check it out!
 
 
 
:- Your Tenebrae Staff
 
 
 
===Oct 6, 2016===
 
====New Event Type!====
 
Howdy! To help things a bit, I am going to try a new thing! This thing is adding OPENS: and CLOSES: events to +events! OPENS is when something starts, such as Aspect submissions! CLOSES is well, the last day!
 
 
 
Please let me know if this is helpful for you!
 
 
 
===Sept 30, 2016===
 
====Magic of Ea!====
 
We are looking at Bloodrager officially launching sometime between the 15th and 17th! This is BIG NEWS, and I know everyone has been pretty excited! Bloodrager represents honor, strength, and the development of arcane in new, awesome ways across Alexandria!
 
 
 
The world is responding.
 
 
 
Nations, denizens are beginning to report new developments, new sparks across Ea.
 
 
 
We'd like YOU to help make that happen! While Release Package 26 is on the horizon (thank you, everyone!) we're beginning work on 27! In it, we would like to add two new Aspects! So, for the next two weeks, until Bloodrager! is released, pepper us with your ideas! I will describe how in the next post.
 
 
 
Also, please feel free to RP various magic "sparks" happening during RP. For example, a pair of magic shoes walk out of Sandy's mysteriously breaking stove! It is all part of the story. :D
 
 
 
:- Lah
 
 
 
====How to Pitch Aspects!====
 
Have an idea for ASPECTS? Please +pitch it! Here are some guidelines!
 
 
 
:T1: +1-2 skill or +Language
 
:T2: +3 to skills in a descriptive situation, or 1st level spell or minor 2nd
 
:T3: Narrow 2nd-3rd level spell
 
 
 
Aspects try to:
 
:- Focuses on a theme
 
: - Emphasize that they're Ea's magic responding to you. SF-X is a thing!
 
:- Emphasize and aid roleplay!
 
:- Not emphasize combat power (and never hit/damage, as these are available elsewhere, and this would result in whackiness!)
 
:- Sometimes offer thematic utility to concepts that might not otherwise have access to it
 
 
 
Whew! See you soon! :D
 
 
 
- Lah
 
 
 
===Sept 29, 2016===
 
====What are SS Groups??====
 
So, what ARE these things? Small Stories are traditionally focused around a PC, but recently staff realized--hey, why not do one together? But, isn't Tenebrae !clique?
 
 
 
Well, let's look at what a group is:
 
 
 
Group: A group is something easily definable and reachable in a way that makes it INCLUSIVE. That is, races, classes, and so on. Orgs can be a group if you include that org's allies. The point is, anyone with those interests, class, organization/ally membership could join in.
 
 
 
Clique: Cliques are by their nature EXCLUSIVE, and tend to be defined by vague "friends only" terms that are not achievable by folks outside the clique. While it is human nature to attach to those like us, and exclude others, this sort of thing over time ends up doing more harm than good, and is not something we want to see here on Tenebrae.
 
 
 
...so, for Small Stories, the first is awesome, but the second is probably not intended. This doesn't mean not to RP or make stories with friends--it does mean branching out. Small Story cliques are treated similarly to PrPs in terms of rewards. That is, an increasingly reduced reward, so the same policy applies there as here.
 
 
 
Anyway, Small Stories are a unique thing, after all! So, if more ideas or questions come up, please ping us as in a lot of ways, we are learning, too.
 
 
 
=== Sept 27, 2016===
 
====The Revel====
 
In just 3 days, Alexandria celebrates THE REVEL! You may have seen this on +events (as a CAL +event).
 
 
 
During the Revel, the Theatre District is the place to be, though celebrations will spread throughout the City. Alexandrias' noted theatres, the Flightwright and Hope, will compete for players and audiences alike, the Arcanists will be out in force with demonstrations of whimsy and illusion.
 
 
 
The Revel marks the last chance at celebration before the coming cold months. As with any IC holiday, it is open for RP, PrPs, and anything else you can think of. So, game on!
 
 
 
===Sept 23, 2016===
 
====Share Favorite RP Poses, Get RPPs====
 
Please use +bb 9 to share your favourite stories, or fun poses from AWESOME RP!!!, today! We'll award you RPP just for doing it, and you might just make someone's day awesome by complimenting their RP! This can be poses, or a summary of something cool that happened.
 
 
 
:- Your Tenebrae Staff!
 
 
 
===Sept 20, 2016===
 
====Small Story Day Tomorrow!!!====
 
THIS THURSDAY!!! marks our first SMALL STORY DAY! Staff will be about to answer questions and do our best to help you devise story ideas for your PC! In addition, there will be plenty of bonuses to be had for folks out roleplaying!
 
 
 
Some of you have noticed that there's story-related bonuses running from this Thurs (Sept 22) all through next month (Oct 22)!
 
 
 
That is just the start, but it all kicks off Thursday!
 
 
   
 
   
See you then!
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I know you've all been watching for this announcement, knowing what you know about all those new games out there!  
 
 
:- Your Tenebrae Staff
 
 
 
====Thank You, Story Mentors!====
 
A big THANK YOU! to our players. This thank you! is big enough that it deserves its own post! A number of you have stepped up to be story mentors! What is a story mentor? Page them to find out! You'll see 'Story Mentor' appearing beside their name in WHO at select weeks during the event, Sept 22-Oct 22!
 
 
 
These are awesome folks. Thank you! :D
 
 
 
===Sept 18, 2016===
 
====Dran and Rune War!====
 
Okay, folks! The final battle for Rune is on! The shield has been breached and bad thigns are going on all over the city! Dran's nose has been bloodied and their initial assault repulsed by the fury of Rune's wizards, but a few towers have been toppled by explosions. Elementals, mammoths, rocs, and countless soldiers of Dran are pouring into Rune, facing off with the unmatchde might of the wizards, their summoned creatures, constructs and more. It's brutal, ugly, and all of the Alexandrian irregulars have been comissioned to help continue evaucating civilians from the city as well as to strike at Arendt's men. Arendt wanted his fight versus Rune's power and he's finally got it. So far, it dun look good for him.
 
 
   
 
   
This event will be run over the course of a few weeks OOC to give everyone the chance to run a war-related PRP that wants to as well as take part in fighting Arendt's forces in bloody street-to-street battles as Dran tries to advance (at great cost). All PRPs will be death consent automatically and receive FULL REWARDS commensurate with the risk incurred.  
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That is why I am deeply pleased to announce that as of today, we are converting to the astounding and well designed, award winning game 'PUGMIRE'.  
 
   
 
   
Take advantage, folks!
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Watch for code to be rolled out for conversion in the coming weeks.
 
   
 
   
The actual-time space of the warfare will be only over a few days despite the length of time required to play it out. Once it is all complete and wrapped up, we will have another scene to cap it off and move onto the next part of our story!
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For those not familiar with this wonderful game, here's a link!  
 
 
====Death Consent is a Go!====
 
Since it was buried in the text of my previous post, I'd like to reiterate:
 
 
   
 
   
All plots relating to Rune and Dran right now are automatically death consent plots. If you die, you die. They will receive full rewards in XP and magical items for the duration.  
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http://theonyxpath.com/category/worlds/pugmire/
 
   
 
   
Please take advantage of this! :D
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All questions must be directed to Beagle.
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:Whirlpool
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===March 28, 2018===
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====Server Whoops!====
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Okay, folks -- again, httpd decided that the best possible thing it can do is to go wild with things and suicidally loot all the resources to choke everything down, and I've changed some settings for now.
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The reason why I've been reluctant to change those is because they're likely affect things like posting logs and editing biiiiig wiki pages; basically, stuff that says "yes, this is a bit slow connection, so keepalive is nice, max page size and max post size oh let's crank up those too" to the web server.
  
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If you run into a problem where the system yammers back at you about something regarding timing out or post too big or whatever, try to post in a smaller chunk, chuck in a small semi-chapter header like ---And this is where the fun begins!---, save, and continue posting by clicking on that's generated 'edit' button.
  
===Sept 14, 2016===
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Sorry, I am right now a bit flu-jiggery to explain it in more reasonable way, but uhhh. Wikididdy peeps here can help?
====New Area Ongrid!====
 
  
Only weeks ago, the Artificer's Hall ripped upwards from the earth, lifting itself on spiderlike legs. It remains in the air today, supported on eight, mechanical legs. Underneath however...
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:Lolth
  
...it is whispered the Hall's basements lead to places they should not. That, should one delve deep enough, they might lead even to Morduzum. But...that's crazy. Right?
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===March 19, 2018===
 +
====Happy AWD!====
 +
Happy Awkward Moments Day, everyone! May you share an awkward moment of silence with someone you love, today. Or just a friend. Or just...
  
There is no official statement, yet. However, officials are scambling to get a response out. They say to expect a column within the next issue of the Tribune.
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...oh whatever.
  
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<pauses>
  
OOC: We're opening a new are ongrid! You're now welcome to run dungeons, and dungeon-adventures beneath Alexandria! The access point is beneath the Hall--which even now, agents of Reos are scrambling to block off. Eventually, there will be a well-constructed, locked doorway that will be guarded around the clock. Of course, adventurers can still get access.
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<...awkwardly shuffles away.>
  
Local artificers will all be called in this week and next to finish the door. :3
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===March 13, 2018===
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====Scene Logger====
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Hello everyone, it's Bolide again!
  
If you'd like to find out more, RP with our artificers ongrid!
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I know it's a shocker, who would've thought I'd actually be here let alone saying something on behalf of staff?
  
===Aug 16, 2016===
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We're gonna get right to the point and mic drop this. +help logger
====Celebrating Six Years!====
 
So as it's been over six years! since we converted to Pathfinder, or near enough! ...and, after 25!!! Release Packages, our new content is pretty awesome! But, what went on behind the scenes for those 25 packages? How much has changed in that many years?
 
  
* Streamlined equipment slots and +inv commands, and some backend work
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Now, unfortunately this doesn't automagically upload it to the wiki, but it does allow you to quickly create a log file. It announces when someone drops one in a room (similar to timestops). It copies all rolls and anything sent publicly to the room. Then it allows you to spam the heck out of yourself to get a copy-pasta text that can be dropped into a wiki page. One that anyone can see in the room using the command.
* Recoded most of chargen!
 
* Recoded most of advancement!
 
* Upgraded and improved +sheet code! Again, and again...
 
* Replaced the core of our +roll system to reduce the WhirlDice Effect (TM) (yes this is a thing!)
 
* Redid timestops!
 
* Then added more timestop features than ever, including editable, savable, and loadable ingame maps!
 
* Redid timestop help, again, and again, and...!
 
* Added functional, leveling animal companions with equippable objects, and selectable choices as you develop!
 
* Recoded and standardized ALL ingame help! From +help, to +advhelp to +cgh...
 
* Added pattern matching to ingame help!
 
* Redid entire staff help system!
 
* Recoded the guts of our feat system, and associated commands, data format...!
 
* Created the RPP system!
 
* Coded the RPP system!
 
* Recoded the grid (stressssss...)!
 
* Created and coded a new +map!
 
* Adjusted leveling speed through ingame options and systems to give folks more control and individual choice!
 
* Created a new +nom system and tiering!
 
* Recoded vendors!
 
* Created the current wiki!
 
* Collected and archived old theme documents! Created a library!
 
* Created staff archives!
 
* Updated theme to match current DM plots and goings-on!
 
* Removed and cleaned out many old ingame themefiles, news systems, and so forth from the ingame system!
 
* Created staff-droppable vendors for large scenes!
 
* Opened more commands to PrP DMs!
 
* Created more commands for PrP DMs!
 
* Created +events and PrP tracking!
 
* Created special +event commands for GMs of all stripes!
 
* Added efficiency commands for new PC reviews and quickcheck options for staff!
 
* Redid ingame damage commands and variants and variants and...
 
* Added commands to handle ingame spell effects and tracking, such as polymorph!
 
* Recoded sorcerer bloodlines and behind-the-scenes class mechanics!
 
* Replaced the staff-request system entirely!
 
* Added more permanent, multiple-levels of archiving!
 
* Recoded ingame spell handling, particularly for bonus spells!
 
* Recoded more spell handling to prevent +sheet breaking!
 
* Several efficiency upgrades, reducing the number of rechecks inherit in the system (in cases, the system checked more than it needed to; we focused it)...!
 
* Security updates here and there (despite bidding, Renfrey was not hired for this job)...!
 
  
...the above largely went on behind the scenes over the years--looking through it, it is quite a lot and I know I have left out so much. The game has been busy since our launch into Pathfinder. Our coders, general staff, and DMs deserve a large thank you!! for making all of this happen, including a number of player volunteers! Thank you! Whiteout has done some amazing things since he came onboard, and Earthquake deserves all the credit for bringing us to Pathfinder in the first place!
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We hope that this allows you all to more easily log events, RP, etc.
  
And with that...keep a lookout for RP26! It is still a few weeks out, but please send our coders and staff a thank you!
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/mic drop
  
:- Lah
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P.S. As always, if you have any questions don't be afraid to ask!
  
===Jul 15, 2016===
 
====Release Package 25!====
 
We're pleased to announce the launch of Release Package 25! In it, you will find:
 
  
* Updated racial feats! Nearly all races received a few new options. In addition, the "National" feats are now called Fervor, to represent human dedication, zeal, and idealism. We just think it is a better name, so you may notice an update to your sheets. Also, some race feats have been clarified to be a little more useful (the Fervor feats are an example, as is Territorial Defender).
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===March 12, 2018===
* More Aspect options! Many of you have asked for Aspect Tattoos, and so here they are! We've also adjusted Tinker-Touch to be a little more useful.
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====Time Offset!====
* New artificer discoveries! Hooray! Also, we've adjusted a few levels for discoveries, just to smooth things out. We think you'll be happy with the changes.
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Don't forget to adjust your +time/offset for Daylight Savings! See +help time for help! Here is what to expect:
* New artificer page! Artificer discoveries got the rage powers treatment.
 
* Minor bug fixes and the like
 
* Companion skills! These are now in code. The next time you level, you'll be asked to fill them in, plus any from previous levels. See staff for details if you've questions.
 
  
As with all new content, expect there may be adjustments as time goes on. This is just the nature of the beast. Game on!
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* March 11th, DST kicks off in the US. In Finland, it occurs March 25th!
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* You will need to adjust your personal +time/offset (see +help time) to reflect your local zone!
 +
* Things will be somewhat wonky between the 11th and the 25th. Just bear with us.
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* Time on existing +events will appear off. However, new +events should appear at the correct time.
  
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Updating your +time/offset on one alt should trigger an update across all alts. If it doesn't, check +finger to make sure your alts are registered correctly. If not, just send us a +request and we'll be happy to help!
  
Regards,
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===March 9, 2018===
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====Bane Baldric Update for MUs====
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Hey! After some consideration, we've made an adjustment to the bane baldric. As the bane baldric exists on a MU, it is simply too strong in some instances. Most of these revolve around us just having a shorter adventuring day.
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Going forward, the price of the baldric is lowered 30 percent, to 7,000g. However, it will now no longer grant bane if the character does not already possess that class feature.
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If you currently have a baldric and would like to keep it, staff will be issuing you the difference in item value. If you would like to trade it in, we will be awarding you a stipend for its old value, which may be spent on anything you wish.
  
Your Tenebrae Staff
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===March 8, 2018===
 +
====Extra Charge Cell====
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Hey, folks. This is just to let you know that we've added Extra Charge Cell to the game. It works exactly like http://www.d20pfsrd.com/feats/general-feats/extra-bombs/ . It will be added to the wikidocs at some point in the future!
  
===Jul 12, 2016===
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===March 3, 2018===
====PrP Policy Update====
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====Mail!====
Howdy!
+
Hey, folks. First off, I'm sorry if I've missed an @mail you've sent me. I try to keep up with them. With so much focus on +jobs though, they can get missed. If you need to get hold of me, a +job to Beaglefinder can work pretty well, and I'll see it more quickly. If you need to send one of my PCs an @mail, please send it to BF. I just have too many buckets to check and I don't want to lose hold of something you'd send me. I want to respond; I just have a lot of buckets, so please bear with. ^^;
  
Given local challenges in running PrPs, as well as us having added a lot of new options, SPELLS!, FEATS! and neat things lately, we are adjusting our encounter guidelines a bit. That is:
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:Beaglefinder!
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===March 2, 2018===
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====Artificer Update Live!====
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Artificer should be good to go! If you currently have an artificer, you will need to go through regen. To regen:
  
:Groups will be assumed to be APL+2 as "Average"
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:1. Name yourself OLD<name>. Logout.
:(higher or lower numbers of PCs adjust this, ofc)
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:2. Login with <name>.
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:3. Go through L2. DO NOT BUY OR SWAP ANYTHING. Be sure and copy all BACKGROUND, DESCRIPTIONS, and etc. over.
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:4. Send a +request to let us know where you are. We'll then award XP, and give you a stipend based on your fractional XP.
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As always, there may be bugs here and there. Just please bear with us. The updated artificer may be found, here: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Artificer_Rework  Two changes are not reflected, but will be once Artificer is migrated to the main page: Aid and Haste were added as artificer spells.
  
Previously, we had assumed APL+1. However, we have added a lot of options to the game since then, as well as learned more about Pathfinder! We believe this change is needed to keep things challenging. In the end, it is a pretty small change overall, and plot runners are generally free to pick whichever challenge is appropriate.
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===March 1, 2018===
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====Artificer Recode Update!====
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We are in the final hours of bug testing for artificer! Titan Armor is more dynamic than ever, so we are going through a few tweaks! In the meantime, please send Whiteout all the hugs.  
  
We've also worked to provide better guidelines for what might, or might not be, challenging for groups on Tenebrae. Where before things were kind of a sweeping statement, we've tried to be more nuanced:  
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Also:
  
:'''T1:''' Up to CR+3 (up to CR+4 if 5 or more)
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* If you are planning on rearranging stats, etc. to take advantage of the new mithral discoveries, then we will ask you to plan on a regen. This makes it less likely that we mess something up, and also that you are able to get all of your stats and skills arranged how you like them.
:'''T2:''' Up to CR+4 (up to CR+5 if 5 or more)
 
:'''T3-4:''' Up to CR+5 (up to CR+6 if 5 or more)
 
  
Are these more helpful? Please let us know. We'll be testing things out as things run, and taking your feedback.
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If you intend to regen, do NOT anything at this time.  
  
Also, the numbers above should not be considered the standard, but upper limits. As normal, creatures using tactics will always be stronger than those without, groups are better than singles, so always consider the party before selecting challenges. (The reason the upper tier numbers ramp up is that power can rachet up pretty quickly in the upper levels, and we hope this opens the floor to new challenges and fun.)
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* If you are mostly swapping out discoveries, and maybe adjusting a stat, then go ahead and send in a +request with your changes. We can edit your existing PC at this time.
  
We will be taking feedback as with all new things, and may adjust along the way, so please keep in contact with staff and other PrP Runners. If you've questions or want to run ideas by us, please do. Also, don't hesitate to make use of the GM's Guild (page Hurricane about the next meeting!).
 
  
Finally, we are considering allowing Mythic rules for creatures at T2 plus. These could make running a "single boss monster" against groups more viable. What do YOU think? Should we test it? Would you be interested? Such tests would be nonlethal, ofc.
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We will also, due to the nature of artificer armor, be doing a WBL reset. This is done to the exact fraction of your XP. Regardless of which method you intend, please go ahead and start putting your shopping list together.
 
:- Your Tenebrae Staff
 
  
===Jul 4, 2016===
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The artificer update may be found here: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Artificer_Rework This page will be merged with the main Artificer document this week. The Rework page does not reflect one change: artificers may now learn Aid and Haste as part of their spell lists. This was a last-minute addition.
====Heroic Fantasy, Tequila, and a FAQ====
 
  
OH GOD. ALIGNMENT!
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====Artificer Recode Started!====
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Hey, folks! We are in the middle of updating artificer into code! Many of you have been part of this process as we've worked through drafts, bugs, and content to get where we are, today. Some good news! It looks as though no one will need to regen. We'll post with further instructions once we've run through a few bugs. In the meantime, please be sure and send Whiteout hugtoots!
  
More seriously, we went ahead and tacked this onto the FAQ because it does come up from time to time, and here is kind of something folks can point to. It addresses the small picture, big picture, how much we dislike policing alignment, and also things like the general lack of gray morality in a heroic fantasy setting.
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===February 27, 2018===
 +
====Transparency Update!====
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Hey!
  
Because we're crazy, it touches on inquisitors and paladins, too.  
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We're over fifteen years old! That means we're practically a teenager, or I guess if you looked in terms of digital years, we're a dinosaur. Go, go Stegosaurus!
  
[[FAQ#How_Much_does_Alignment_Matter.3F|Someone please pass the tequila]]!
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Throughout that time, we have worked to ensure transparency. I mean, we're kind of a giant tabletop. That is why we're wanting to let you know that after a lot of conversation, and a lot of searching, we've instituted a trial pay program for staff.
  
Yours in Spirits,  
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This is not something we've done for fifteen years. We have, however, needed the help and you may've noticed jobs getting done a lot faster.
  
The Tenebrae Staff
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So how does it work? Well, a job is usually worth 1 pt, with CODE and LOOT being worth a little more. If a staffer accumulates 30 points, at the end of the month they may request a single PrP award for one character, or 5 RPP. Only one of these is possible, and it may be declined.
  
===June 25, 2016===
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How has this changed the atmosphere in staff? It has, some. First, it's encouraged an ongoing, friendly competition. Staff can pull up their points list and see WHO IS AHEAD OF MEEEE, and so on. From that perspective, it's been kind of fun and we hope, helpful for the game as a whole. It has also begun to help us identify "invisible overhead." For example, if wiki updates get made, they are now a +job to ensure that task gets recorded. Since that work is now more visible, it should help us in reducing overhead in the longer term.
====Sparklepire PrC!====
 
Staff is pleased to announce that we are hard at work on an upcoming, Sparklepire PrC! While it will primarily be aimed at gnomes, we hope lucht, oruch, and more will take a bite out of the sparkle side!
 
  
PS We're totally serious. Totally.
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In addition to this, while they were never hidden, we've begun listing common staff alts in our +finger information.
  
===June 19, 2016===
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Anyway, we wanted to let y'all know what's up. We welcome feedback, and look forward to seeing you both inscene and ongrid!  
====GMs Guild...?====
 
Hey there! Some of you have requested a 'Tenebrae GMs Guild' and we are working on that! What this means is that once a month, or every few weeks, we'll host an open gathering. Someone can propose a topic, but the rest of the time is up to you--whether you'd like to share resources, or bring up ideas. We'll be putting Hurricane on the spot to start with, but I am sure he'd love to hear voices other than his!
 
  
This 'Guild' is ofc open to everyone. What I'd like to do though, is make a logo for it. Any ideas?
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:- Your Tenebrae Staff
  
: Lahar
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===February 24, 2018===
===May 24, 2016===
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====Time Adjustment!====
====Did You Know These GM Commands...?====
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I've moved my geared-towards-new-players event to next Saturday, both to allow our newer players to acclimate to the game and weigh whether or not they can make it as well as to give myself a day to rest. I had serious insomnia Friday night and need to take Saturday to try to rest before I get sick. xD
Did you know about these great DMing, and other scene-related commands?
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:ZombliePool
  
:'''+tdamage:''' Like +init, this handly little feature comes packed with options. Would you like to damage everyone because FIREBALL? Type: +tdamage all=<amount>! Use negative numbers to heal.
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===SNIP===
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====Lahar Got Behind, Again!====
:'''+tnote:''' Want to track rounds of Haste? +tnote lets you set notes on characters such as, "Stinky" or "Haste." You can also set a duration.  
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Yeah. I got behind. XD Hey, I kept up with the IC rumors, and that's more important, right? ...right?? :D
 
:'''+init:''' More than just rolling initiative, the +init command takes modifiers, too. For example, you can +init+2 if you are a swashbuckler and have at least 1 panache available to you. (Situational bonuses like these are not coded in, but we try to make them as easy to use as possible!)
 
 
:'''+tmap/reach:''' Curious about a creature's, or your, reach? This can help! This command takes into account a creature's size. Default is medium. Note, it does not take into account reach weapons.
 
 
These are a few of the commands found in +timestops! Whenever a +timestop is present, just type +thelp for more things you can do.  
 
  
But wait, there's more!
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===January 13, 2018===
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Hey, folks! In the past, we've had a few 'Ongoing PrPs.' Sebropert, Selerik, Astaren, and others have run these and helped establish them as a medium on Tenebrae! Lately, Kisaiya picked them up and reminded this old beagle that one, HEY, THOSE ARE A THING, and HEY, THEY ARE PRETTY FRIGGIN AWESOME!
  
:'''+request/plots:''' Had a great adventure? Share your journals! This helps new players catch up to what's going on and is a great help. Personal journals may always be created and kept using +help journal, although this is more of a note-keeping system to help you keep track of recent stories, such as: Today we rescued the Prince Otyugh. He looked great in tightpants.
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Ongoing PrPs are PrPs where PCs cause scenes to happen through roleplay and legwork. Usually, a GM opens a queue (or PCs do) and you're like: 'I do this thing.'
 
:'''+event/leg:''' Want to do some followup to a great adventure? This +events command creates a new LEGwork queue with all confirmed players.
 
 
I hope these are helpful, and awesome! For more possibly unknown commands and options, hit +bbread 1 and look for the "Did you know...?" titles. The last I checked, they were around entries 1/54 and 1/55.
 
  
: Lahar
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Based on your input, scenes happen. These plox will keep rolling via scenes, ongrid interactions, legworks, and whatever else needs to happen for the story. This makes them great for things like:
  
====Breaking Down +breakdown!====
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* Skullduggery!
The question came up: why doesn't +breakdown work on +csheet? The answer for this lies in how +csheet values are encoded. To get it really, truly broken down would require recoding +csheet. In the meantime, +breakdown does work for your rollable +sheet values. Tinker with it and see what comes up!
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* Exploration!
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* Problem-solving!
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* Investigation!
  
Also, I am reminded that +timestop code now takes into account +polymorph. Three cheers for White, guys!
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(They're pretty similar or even THE SAME THING to an arc\; it's just that the legwork thread adds this extra element of THINGS TO DO!)
  
: Lahar
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SO! For the next two months, we'll be giving bonuses to these ONGOING PRPs. ...and any mini-arcs you'd like to run! Run one any time between now and the IDES OF MARCH, and at its completion, you'll receive an additional PrP bonus for an encounter at your level, with gold.
  
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For any Ongoing PrPs, I'll also be awarding some BONUS RPPs to participating players, AND the GM, who partake actively in these Ongoing PrPs.
  
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Come talk to me if you're curious or would like help. :3 As an aside, if you're wanting to involve a 'just two skill points per level' PC and are flailing, I wrote the darn RPP system. Come see me and I'll help you use it to flesh out your awesome story. Or, addcom tpk=TPK to join our GM's channel, as well! We have so many great folks here on Tenebrae, and each and every one of you are made of awesome. :3
  
  
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==Recent Rumors in Alexandria==
 
==Recent Rumors in Alexandria==
===Variday, Hattanan 22, 1019===
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===Kirday, Hattanan 31, 1020===
====Ad: Mysterious Alexandria Serial!====
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====Shrouded Wings!====
Flitspring Theatrics is pleased to present Tales of the Underside...of Alexandria!  A bardic serial exploring the unknown, the mysterious! You'll experience each Tale of Terror from the comfort of your living room. Each piece of the serial is lovingly crafted to illusion magic, packaged and then delivered to your home once a week. You'll experience the mystery as it unfolds!
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Alexandria is finding that more came from Dragonier than just  survivors. Whispers in the Underworld, and a few other places, persist that alongside the shattered families of Dragonier were pieces of its shattered government.
  
All of this is possible through the power of... <dramatic pause> ...magic!
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One of them is rumored to be the remains of its once-vaulted secret service, Shrouded Wings. If this is true, it would explain how they'd remained hidden so long.*
  
Just drop by Hope Theatre, and ask to speak with one of our representatives. We'll deliver each serial right to your door!
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What is known of Shrouded Wings? A spy organization whose honor was inspired by the once world-famous Dragon Knights. They at one point, functioned at the upper levels of the Dragoneri government.
  
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The Shrouded Wings may bring change to Alexandria's tumultuous underworld.
  
OOC: We'll be publishing parts of an ongoing Serial Mystery! for the next few weeks! You are welcome to contribute, or to use it in your stories and RP!! Think of it as a radio serial, but done via Mysterious Envelopes, filled with theatrical, illusion magic.
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Maybe.
  
===Variday, Hattanan 22, 1019===
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Or at least, what's left of them. The once-proud organization is like Dragonier itself: the barest shadow of what it once was, though perhaps, more legendary for all that.
====Ad: Balefire Silkworks R&R!====
 
[[image:Trib_rescuescorpion.png|thumb|center]]
 
  
Your donations make a difference!
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OOC: We'd like to welcome Shrouded Wings to the Tenebrae family! The Shrouded Wings are former Dragoneri secret service, though like all Dragoneri survivors, they stand on a precipice. Unlike similar organizations, the Wings are inspired by honor, with skills in disguise and information gathering rather than lockpicking and stealth. ...now of course, they're on a shoestring budget, and their former contacts, their resources, their way of life, has faded away alongside their nation. And of course, every group in the Underworld hates every other group in the Underworld.
  
===Kirday, Hattanan 18, 1019===
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How they will survive? If they survive? Is up to YOU!
====Sandiel's Generosity Saves an Aleh====
 
The Empty Flagon became the Endless Flagon this last week, thanks to a kind donation of ale and beer from Lady Sandiel. Smiling, and bowing behind her kerchief, Lady Sandiel blushingly presented the drinks to the owner of the Endless Flagon.
 
  
"We were ...sur--grateful for her generosity!" chuffed the owner, Bobbins.
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Details here: [[:Category:Shrouded_Wings|Shrouded Wings]]
  
"And the kisses she gave everyone later were just darling," he added, with a modest blush. "It was generous enough that we felt we were no longer the Empty Flagon, but the Endless Flagon!"
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OOC2: Looking for a story angle? The group only came to the spotlight due to the necessity of submitting a series of reports on Asumit and the abondment of certain Thulian shrines. Although the reports were sent anonmyously to the Alexandrian government, well. Whether you'd know this IC detail or not depends on your ties to various groups, so we leave it to your discretion and storymongering!
  
These events would occur only days before the Empty Flagon erupted into a fountain of rum, which many attribute to some meddling adventurers...or a leftover blessing from Lady Sandiel. In response to the patronage and the unexpected fountain, some have taken to honoring with the title: "Her Ladyship of Rum," or "Her Rummy Ladyship."
 
  
===Eliday, Hattanan 07, 1019===
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===Kirday, Hattanan 24, 1020===
====Poetic Shadows====
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====Funeral Procession====
Shadows mysteriously retreated this Ceriday and continued to be absent into late night. Its cause is uncertain, and has been attributed to a variety of sources--including the bright, burning of fires in celebration of the God of Inspiration. Weather changes for example, though others list religious ones.
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The typical hustle and bustle of people in the Lower Alexandria Market District on the sunny early afternoon of Korday, Hattani 24th was set aside for a time as a procession of various people, mostly human, processed through the square lead by a Mourner of Vardama in full clerical regalia. Behind the cleric eight men in somber apparel bore a bier at shoulder height. Atop the bier laid a figure shrouded in pink and bedecked with a generous scattering of wildflowers. The scent of embalming spices carried on the light breeze. Behind the pallbearers followed a trio of professional lamenters, ostentatiously boo-hooing in flowing black robes and faces made up to exaggerate the appearance of profound grief. After them quietly followed with dignified gait a group of ordinary people dressed in the finery of grieving gentlefolk, one woman hardly restraining her apparently genuine sorrow for the dearly departed. As the procession passed, the public bystanders generally hushed, several of them doffing their headgear in respectful deference.
  
In response however, the Tribune reports a great(er) outpouring of poems from various, mul poets within Alexandria. Such poems are a longstanding tradition of the race; it is only of late that they have received prominence. Below, we have published a few samples provided to us.
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After the procession moved beyond the square, the normal hubbub gradually resumed, many whispering curiously about who the deceased might be and what might be the cause of death. Others speculated wildly, attributing it to an ancient curse, or a foul murder, or an accident. Among the rumors being bantied around, one seemsed to percolate through the idle chatter, however, claiming that a gentleman's daughter was heard to scream, but when the would-be rescuers arrived, all they discovered was her remains covered in a thick swarm of maggots. This assertion, although seeming to be becoming the general consensus has not been corroborated by any official statement.
  
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"Growth from Glass"
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===Kirday, Hattanan 17, 1020===
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====New round of Plushies====
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A new round of plushies are being shipped out to random children throughout the city of Alexandria. This time they are a themed as super heros!
  
:I drown in darkness
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Each of them is dressed up in a costume and come with a piece of candy! The children are loving them and playing with them including ones such as..
:The darkness of despair
 
:I suffocate in lies
 
:The truth I cannot hear
 
  
:I yearned once for sunlight
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:Captain Alexandria (Svarshan)
:But that it betrayed
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:The Incredibly Sandy
:Truths no more
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:Dr. Cesran
:Light ravages my soul
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:...and many more!
  
:Hear the tear drops
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===Kesenday, Hattanan 11, 1020===
:As they fall from my eyes
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====Goblin Prophesies End of Alexandri====
:The hidden secrets
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From the crackpot file..
:And stolen lies
 
  
:Down dwell deep
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The local constabulary report having briefly detained a goblin and dark elf whom are prophesizing the end of Alexandria in three weeks. However, despite a claim that ley-portals will open into the city to permit a Fel Army into the market both the Alexandria Artificer's Guild and the Templars of the Holy Sword have clarified that after extensive divination on the topic there is no threat to the city.
:Where the truth shall rest
 
:Germinating, growing
 
:Until we slaughter the rest
 
  
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And yet, sources reported just this morning that bands of adventurers had been dispatched into the Fel Wood to search for signs of Ley Portals within the forest.
  
"Heart's Blood Staggers"
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Snarkie's Casino in Gobbertown has been offering 10,000:1 odds against the end of the city with Snarkie himself having said, "I invite anyone who believes this prophecy to come on down and enjoy their last weeks of exsistence! Bet on whether or not we'll survive and if we don't you could die a rich man!"
  
<this poem consisted of a paper covered in red dye; it is scrawled as to be mostly unlegible and with the words 'suffering' written alongside the margins>
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===Kirday, Hattanan 10, 1020===
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====Cutscene: Undoing an Invasion====
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[Exterior - Alexandrian Market - Alexandria]
  
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It's an hour before dawn. The expansive lines of stalls are mostly deserted save the odd-merchant who has arrived early to setup and the handful of night's watch who patrol the ground. A small Gobber wanders the lanes between the stalls and is followed closely by one of the guardsman whom seems unnaturally enthralled with the fellow's activities.
  
===Ceriday, Bernfleur 29, 1019===
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"What if, there were no ley portals," Vomitdreg's hands work nervously together his pitched nasally voice a coarse whisper, "What if, there were no brain slugs. What if, we don't have to wear pink on Wednesdays.."
====Grisht Letters Uncovered====
 
We at the Tribune have been receipt of a remarkable set of letters--remarkable! How they were delivered, their mysterious source, remains unknown. They arrived to us recently through means of a courier, its only mark a setting sun. We have spent the previous week verifying their authenticity, as much as possible.
 
  
Though private, we believe these may offer a "last look" into the life of one of Alexandria's fallen heroes, and perhaps the end of an unsettling mystery that has bedeviled family and friends alike.
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He stops suddenly and with an unsteady hand he opens his coat. A tiny pair of glowing orange eyes glare upward from their place within the large pocket that has been sewed into his garb, "Did it work, Zeroltheluz?"
  
We therefore publish them in their entirety.  
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''No.''
  
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Vomitdreg's face twists with concern, "So, there are ley portals?!"
  
''Dear Grisht,''
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''Maybe.''
  
''I'm so glad you wrote me. There have been so many things said of the District of late. They talk up the fights as--well, I am sure you know. They've painted your opponent as a dangerous, half-maddened troll. And here you are sending me letters of sitting down for a drink!''
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"What if, just this once, /you/ fix things?"
  
''How much can a troll drink, I wonder? Or is he a troll at all? Oh, it's all a mystery to me--you and your world. It's like peeking into a fairytale sometimes, one I'm just beginning to learn about. ...though I admit sometimes to being a little afraid of it. Were you not at its center, so strong and so steady, I would be frightened, indeed.''
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''No.''
  
''I know you tell me not to worry, but you know I will. ''
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The goblin closes his jacket in frustration. Tiny fingers reach into a component pouch hanging from his belt to produce a pinch of salt which he ingests. Knitting his hands back together to resume pacing, "What if, there were no ley portals.."
  
''Missing you. ''
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===Ceriday, Bernfleur 14, 1020===
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====Rumble at the Ox====
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Tavern brawls are seldom noteworthy in a town like Alexandria, they happen ever night almost. Some taverns might actually have scheduled ones for specific nights. However the rumors coming out of the Ox have to be heard to be believed.  
  
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"There was a giant woman there! She sung dirgies on her drum and was covered from head to toe in /blood/. How do you even wear blood!? She flung a man though a wall with her spite alone!"
  
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"Well I heard there was a mighty warrior wizard involved! He tore the chandelier off the ceiling with his bare hands and summoned bolts of lightning!"
  
''Dear Grisht,''
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"Well I heard there was a sinister Mul'niessa there! Must have been an assassin or somethin' cause he was askin' all about that wanted girl! Maybe he's the one that did her in and is lookin' to cover his tracks!"
  
''It was good to read your letter. We shared it over the table, mum and I. We're making a lamb for tomorrow night--won't that be wonderful! We both look forward to your stories, as always. You lend them a warmth we just don't see in the papers.''
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"I heard tell there was a barmaid there was a right valkyrie there! Weildin' her tray like a tower shield to protect the beer!"
  
''I'm not supposed to tell you this, but we watched the match from the stands. I suppose your opponent wasn't a half-troll, but he sure was frightening, as he swing his axe. Never fear that I missed my studies to do it; well. I suppose you should, but we all take a little risk now and then, I suppose.''
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"Oh that lass is a proper hero she is."
  
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"Proper hero, aye. She even refused a drink afterwards!"
  
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(All rumors subject to massive exaggeration by many drunken patrons!)
  
''Dear Grisht,''
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===Kirday, Bernfleur 12, 1020===
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====More?!====
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'...it was /her/ all along!" declares on reader, her eyes narrowed.
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Mereth didn't abandon Dandy, or Jyrana it turns out. There's a new, shadowy figure in play...at least according to the latest Crimson Pen fanfic. Yes, fanfic. This one however, proports to be written by an "insider to the tale!"
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It hints at a new villian. A figure in a cottage, her skeletal hands about an apple... a real lich of a woman, as it turns out.
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Mereth, the manly hero of the Crimson Pen's work, suffered a terrible fate--fans thought--at the hands of the trecherous Jyrana, who was jealous of his love for Dandy. Mereth's death caused an uproar in Alexandria amonngst fans of the Pen's work for weeks, over the loss of his beloved, hirsute figure and his flexible pecs.
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...could it have been this...lich...all along? Could Mereth have sacrificed his heroic manliness in a last-minute defense of Dandy AND Jyrana? Perhaps...as the author suggests...to protect an unknown love child??!
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The author promises more tales to come, of this nefarious wi--lich, this "Granny Mandiel!"
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And who is this strange girl with wings on artwork associated with this story?! Who can say? The answers to these questions, and more, will be resolved soon enough... assuming the completed fictions contents don't continue to leak like this. Either way, anticipation is building!'
  
''I was so glad to see you at dinner the other day. We didn't get the time we wanted--but that's always true, isn't it? Between your practice and my studies...but, you'll be that carpenter one day, and ...well, I've a few more years, until we get there.''
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====Wanted Poster====
 
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A conversation overheard from a group ofGossipmongers clustered around a poster recently hung up on one of the bulletin boards of the Hope Theatre, stamped with the official seal of the Metropolitan Theatre Company of Alexandria. Depicted upon the parchment is a portrait of a woman that theatre goers and several denizens of the city would find familiar: Rori Lee, one of the theatre company's understudies. The scroll indicates that the woman is presently missing and a modest reward is being offered for information of her whereabouts.  
''I'll see what I can find about that ring of yours. If you won it from a nobleman, well--that could be a story, couldn't it! It's gorgeous, in its own way. Gaudy, a bit--but considering its origins, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Either way, I'm excited.''
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Gossipmonger 1: Tends to happen to the pretty ones, doesn't it? The poor lass.  
''...please stay safe. I know it's all show, but. ...well, you know I always worry, but I'm always so glad to see you, too.''
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Gossipmonger 2: Wonder if it's connected to the incident the other day at the Warehouse Ward...  
 
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Gossipmonger 3: Eh? What do you mean?  
''Dear Grisht,''
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Gossipmonger 2: Heard that there was some trouble at one of the guardhouses, something about a fire that wasn't a fire, and someone paid to have a prisoner held so he could murder her, himself!
''I found something on that ring of yours. From what I can tell, it's tied to the Temple of Althea. ...well, not directly to them, but it carries their magic. It was made years ago, for a young nobleman, then passed on to his daughter, and then to her son. The original noble was Fifshen, and he was of Alexandria. He...his house died with the passing of his granddaughter.''
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Gossipmonger 1: What?! How terrible!
''According to my notes, it possessed a strong curative effect. ''
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Gossipmonger 2: It's insidious business alright, and apparently, one of the guardsmen was in on it. Cousin of the Goldstone Brothers, word is they've been blaming hits on their caravans on the Mul lately and turns out they had a Mul in custody.  
''Grisht, are you in trouble?''
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Gossipmonger 3: But what's that got to do with the missing understudy?
 
 
 
 
Regretfully, the letters end here. Grisht's letters--to whomever they may have been--we may never know. As to a "mysterious ring," it remains a mystery to us! If you have any information on this object, please supply it to the Tribune.
 
 
 
As you know, Grisht's death was eventually ruled a murder, by causes unknown. Any information may help both his family, and fans.
 
 
 
 
 
The Tribune Staff
 
 
 
===Tariday, Bernfleur 25, 1019===
 
====Rainbows Brew Vandalism====
 
Stoneworks' Calzones reported vandalism this past Gilday. "Someone came in here, and put food colorin' in all our drinks," reported Embma Shaletracker, co-owner with her husband, Jaruda. "When we served them, there were these rainbows and sparkles, and imaginary horns stickin' out on top."
 
 
 
"They looked like liquified unicorn in a cup," replied Jaruda, wryly. "Not that...we'd ever serve such a thing."
 
 
 
The "unicornification" seems, after investigation, to be a harmless prank. In response, Embma and Jaruda have declared a "week-long happy hour" in which visitors may enjoy ales and beers (if a little more colorful than usual) at 1/2 price.
 
 
 
"Help us clear out tha inventory!" Jaruda declared!
 
 
 
===Tariday, Bernfleur 25, 1019===
 
====Murder at Dawn====
 
Officials report the death of a llyranesi wizard, nearby Sage Orum's. Locals are encouraged to be careful within this district for the next few days, as the cause of death is investigated.
 
 
 
===Tariday, Bernfleur 25, 1019===
 
====Visiting Poet Strikes a Prose!====
 
"Vengeful Sorrows Within"
 
 
 
:What have you done to me? A haze of betrayal, as perceptions crawl...
 
:Once we drank of paradise, glad-hearted within Darkness
 
:And wide-eyed, but your thirst soured into a vengeful morass of
 
:Blood and tears
 
:Follow hate, follow blood, love ground to dust
 
:In a torrent of vengeance, I condemn you!
 
 
 
...such are the words of Elviran, visiting and sponsored Council Poet! Known among the Caverns for her powerful verse and heart-felt, savage prose upon the stage, the poet Elviran represents a rarity among mul'niessa. That is, she has been sponsored by the Council to "share the as-yet unknown beauty of the mul, and the strength the pain of their noble sacrifice and ascension represents." The above is a translation from Undercommon, whereupon the words are harsher, and considered to have that essential "burrsome, yet vengeful snarl" associated with such emotions.
 
 
 
The above poem is said to reference ties between two mul, one of whom turned from the One True Darkness (aka, Taara).
 
 
 
Elviran has not stated the length of her visit, only that she intends to enjoy the Alexandrian theatre and it's "more relaxed approach, so alien to the joyful, fulfilling rigours of mul society."
 
 
 
===Eliday, Bernfleur 23, 1019===
 
====Body Missing====
 
Officials are still investigating the dissapearance of a corpse associated with a recent discovery (and investigation) of a Mage's Prison.  
 
 
 
Mage's Prisons are so-called because of their usage to bind extraplanar beings and unwholesome experiments, the existence of such prisons outside of official sanction (for enforcement purposes) has been under close scrutiny of local governments for years. Rune had officially looked down on the practice, though less scrupulous mages were known to practice in secret. With Rune's dissolution, it has fallen to local governments to decide on enforcement.  
 
 
 
Investigations are still underway.
 
 
 
===Bernfleur 18, 1019===
 
====ALEXANDRIAN TRIBUNE====
 
 
 
=====Front Page=====
 
 
 
'''Attack in Nobles' District!'''
 
 
 
A building in the noble district belonging to the prominent Telenil family, distant relatives of head of the city council Rawyn Telenil, imploded.
 
 
   
 
   
City officials have been somewhat circumspect on the cause of the collapse but several notable adventurers were said to be on scene and some speculate that they are likely to blame. Others say a group of children stumbled upon a dangerous magical artifact which has now been contained by the Aquisitioners, the Elunan sect, some of whom were said to've been spotted on the site after the implosion.
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Gossipmonger 2: That's the confusing part. Apparently the understudy, or someone who looks like the understudy anyway....Captain Fullbright of the Alexandria Guard credited her for exposing the guardsman's corruption and after that happened, a riot suddenly broke out and the corrupt guardsman escaped! Seems like too much of a coincidence, innit?
 
   
 
   
Rawyn Telenil issued a statement indicating her continuing support of the Guild of Explorers and its membership in solving problems too dangerous and difficult for the common man. The loss of a family property is 'small, compared to the dangers that were faced'.
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Gossipmonger 1: I heard the Goldstone Brothers are denying any involvement, though. Something about how their cousin had been trading with their name for years but he was never actually part of their operations?
 
 
 
 
'''Soldiers' Defense News'''
 
 
 
The Soldier's Defense Hospital was evacuated in the wake of some kind of poison gas attack. Several golems and hardy adventurers were called to clear the place out and it seems to be that foul and fallen individuals deliberately let loose the gas in an attempt to rob the tithings vault. They were swiftly defeated and none survived and no doubt Althea will ensure they receive their just rewards.
 
 
   
 
   
The Watch Constables of Alexandria are asking all citizens to keep an eye out for a five foot eleven, slender and dark haired man who has gone by the name of 'Argus'. He has a dinstinctive scar on his right hand running from his pointer finger to his wrist.  
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Gossipmonger 3: Still, can't deny there's something fishy going on with all of that. I mean, now someone responsible for turning the guards' eye towards them is missing? There /is/ such a thing as too much coincidence, you know...  
 
   
 
   
The Hearthguards' extend their thanks to those who assisted.
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(OOC: I'll be in Cabo for a few days, returning Monday. Send me a @mail if you have questions! Shivani and I will put something together when I get back.)
  
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===Variday, Bernfleur 09, 1020===
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====Damn Nusiance====
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...damn nusiance," is overheard among merchants traveling from Khazad Duin. Some of them report a greater amount of theft when traveling from under the mountain. Some suggest increased attacks by muls, while others blame different, undermountain groups. The blame of muls is hardly surprising--the mul are well known parasites of khazad goods and merchantry. Either way, there is a minor stepping up of guards in that area.
  
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===Eliday, Bernfleur 08, 1020===
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====Mereth Writes?!====
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Starting with those fanatical fans of the Crimson Pen's legendary tale of betrayal, romance and death, there are rumors of a new tale! One written from the perspective of the famous, and oiled-pec Mereth, Alexandria's own heart throb! When it will be released is anybody's guess but it's causing a certain buzz. Naturally, Alexandria's literary elite is turning up their nose to this, but it hasn't stopped salons from gathering, nor rumors on the street.
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Mereth originally featured in the Crimson Pen's Trio of Romances series, involving the demure Dandy, the wicked Jyrana, and the marvelous Mareth! Mareth of course, found himself ultimately betrayed, in the Pen's wickedly written love tragedy...or was he?? Did Jyrana betray him, to gain Dandy's favor? Was it Dandy's plan all along, or did Mareth ever, truly die? Some fans have always denied the latter--that he was too marvelous, too flex-tacious to simply perish!
  
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=====Notice=====
 
Howdy, folks! The Tribune will be going on hiatus for a while, as I investigate a different approach. Thanks for your support! In the meantime, please feel free to use +bbread 7 for rumors and updates!
 
  
  
===Ceriday, Bernfleur 08, 1019===
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===Ceriday, Bernfleur 07, 1020===
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====More Plushies?====
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The "Blue Bloods" courier service has once again been comissioned to send out another wave of plushies. This one a set of all the greatest heros of Alexandria in heroric stances or forms. The new set includes Kneeling and Praying Svarshan, Rainbow Dragon Sandy, Rightous Fire Kore, Lucky Lucy, Karate Action Aya, and various others, including variations on the others.
  
====ALEXANDRIAN TRIBUNE====
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People have also noticed that each Plushie is unique, slightly different then another. Each one has a tag with a number, and a letter next to it. Excitment has quickly risen as there might be a hidden message being sent with the plushies if one could gather all the letters and numbers.
=====Front Page=====
 
'''Veshanti Delegation Attacked'''
 
  
An explosion occured in Upper Alexandria, near the Veyshanti Embassy. While the cause of the explosion is unknown, it does seem to have upset Merchant Tangisir, the bronze dragon who has family both in Alexandria and Veyshan and unofficial member of the Veyshanti delegation.
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===Kesenday, Bernfleur 06, 1020===
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====Pumpkin Problems====
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As heard in the beauty salons of Upper Alexandria's Nobility District, in hushed whispers and nervous giggles:
  
"It is unacceptable," he's quoted as saying. Master Tangisir suggests his warehouses had recently been set pon by thieves, but expressed confidence that Alexandrian authorities would look into the matter.
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Elmyra leans in, whispering conspiratorially to Beatrice, "Is it really as big as they say it is?"
  
No deaths were reported as a result of the blast.  
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Beatrice offers a sly grin in return, answering in the same conspiratorial whisper. "I saw it with my very own eyes! It was the biggest I've ever seen! You wouldn't believe it! I didn't even think something that size would fit!"
  
Editor's Note: We've reported previously on Merchant Tangisir, in the following editions:
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Several of the patrons feign looking shocked, averting their eyes -- so that they can hear better*
  
* [[Main_Page#Gilday.2C_Quintoos_09.2C_1018|Quintoos 9, 1018]]
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Elmyra pretends not to notice the eavesdroppers. "Do you think it was magic? It has to be magic. That can't be natural."
* [[News_Archives#Tariday.2C_Eatonis_22.2C_1018|Eatonis 22, 1018]]
 
* [[News_Archives#Kirday.2C_Eatonis_24.2C_1018|Eatonis 24, 1018]]
 
* [[News_Archives#Ceriday.2C_Bernlfleur_23.2C_1018|Bernfleur 23, 1018]]
 
  
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Beatrice just shrugs. "I have no idea. Maybe it's just a blessing from the gods?All I know is that everyone in town is supposed to be getting a piece of it."
  
OOC: This ties into the Grisht series of plots, run by Lahar.
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One of the patrons starts fanning herself, color rushing to her cheeks. It's probably a good thing she's already sitting down.
  
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Elmyra's eyes widen. "Oh myyyy. How do you think it tastes?"
  
'''Mage's Prison Presumptiously Uncovered!'''
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Candice, the beautician, whispers harshly, "Elmyra! That's not a question that you ask in polite company!"
  
Officials in Alexandrian uncovered a Mage's Prison. Uncovered in the northern wilderness, it is suspected the prison was used on Fel residents. Although some speculate its usage may have been recovery-based, a brief investigation into the area confirms this was not the case. "Runes along the walls, scratch marks from multiple escape attempts. In a legal prison, the wards merely block a dangerous and convicted creature from leaving, there's documentation, that sort of thing. Here, the prison was kept in secret, and the wards were set to rend on attempt of exit," a spokesperson from the Arcanists said.
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Elmyra looks confused, turning to look at Beatrice. "Since when are giant pumpkins inappropriate subjects of conversation?"  
  
Mage's Prisons are so-called because of their usage to bind extraplanar beings and unwholesome experiments, the existence of such prisons outside of official sanction (for enforcement purposes) has been under close scrutiny of local governments for years. Rune had officially looked down on the practice, though less scrupulous mages were known to practice in secret. With Rune's dissolution, it has fallen to local governments to decide on enforcement.
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"Pumpkins?" The other women lean back in their seats, looking a little disappointed. "What are you talking about?"
  
Local Watch constabulary suggest the Prison has been "eradicated and nullified," thanks to the heroic actions of local adventurers.  
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Beatrice rolls her eyes at the other women, sighing deeply. "This morning! They rolled in a giant pumpkin the size of a house! I thought the wagon was going to snap in half right there, the way the wood was squeaking. And those poor animals. Not to mention those -- 'adventurers' that came back with it. The whole mess of them looked like a sorry lot, like they just got back from a war. What could have been so hard about loading a giant pumpkin into a cart?"
  
IMAGE: An image is included of all adventurers, complete with flying capes. A crook'd wizard in a goatee is seen running away, shaking his fist and yelling, 'Curses!'
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Elmyra shakes her head. "You just can't find good help these days," she drones, flipping through the latest edition of Prestigious Moon's catalog. "Didn't you ask them where it came from?"
  
OOC: This ties into the Grisht series of plots, run by Lahar.
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"Well, I -tried-," Beatrice answers in kind. "One of them was kind of bringing up the rear. A tsuran, I think. He had the bluest eyes. Anyway, I walked up to him, and he pointed a -stick- at me! Said --" Her voice gets a few tones lower, and gruffer, "Lady, I swear by all the gods of the Holy Order I am -not- in the mood today."
  
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"Did you report him to the guards!?!" asks Candice.
  
'''Ghost Spooks Celebrants at vonIronBrew's!'''
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"Did you file a complaint with the Guild?" asks Elmyra.
  
During the celebration at the loss of a great warrior, Grisht the Half-oruch. Many stories were told about his great standings in the arena and some of his past deeds, such as the alleged child that he sired with a Princess from another land. However, the tale on everyone's lips about this event had to be how the celebration was shaken by the appearance of a ghost who marked a few of the revellers as they fought over a mysterious bracelet that disrupted the celebration.
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"Do you think he's single?" asks one of the women in the back. All eyes turn to her, disapprovingly. "What?!"
  
The glowing figure appeared moments after a bracelet fell to the floor, seeming to summon the glowing figure. Perhaps this is the spirit of the late Grisht, trying to reclaim something important to him? Either way, the figure faded before leaving its mark o a number of those who were fighting over the bracelet. Anyone with further information on this story is asked to contact the Tribune.
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After a moment of uncomfortable quiet, Beatrice continues. "Anyway. Apparently, one of them's trying to make a giant pie out of it, from what I hear. Supposedly, the whole town is getting some, though I doubt even a pumpkin that size could feed the whole town. You'd think it would have been easier to just buy small ones. I hear the fields are coming up in record time lately!"
  
OOC: By Chezni! This ties into the Grisht series of plots, run by Lahar.
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===Kirday, Bernfleur 05, 1020===
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====Something afoot with a Sunblade====
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"Didjas see that Sunblade at the temple thie mornin' Urg?"
  
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"Sunblade? Dook, you know I ain't got time fer no hoity-toity priest o' no dragon! Why am I gunna be lookin' at a Sunblade?"
  
'''Explosions Light Up the Sky in Noble District'''
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"No you Lulgijak! I mean da one what's been goin round with Mayhem's sister. Whassername?"
  
A pillar of light shot into the sky, followed by a building imploding today in the Noble District.
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"Oh yeah, Murda. Yeah, I seen him a'fore, why?"
 
Guards promptly sealed off the area and spoke to several adventurers who were on hand. Because of course they were.
 
  
OOC: This refers to a plot run by Whirlpool! Contact Kira, Fazahd, Elisabeth, Stjepan, Terewin and Astaren for details!
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The orc lowers his voice a bit and says, "They 'us bringin in a wagonload o' stuff last night. Glick tole me about it. Said he seen him and three others unloadin a wagon with tools an' equipment. Look like they 'us cuttin up some boards fer somethin."
  
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"What was they cuttin 'em for?" this one leans in and lowers his voice conspiriatorily, "Was they makin furniture or somethin? They already got all them gold lookin lights and stuff in there and Orl tole me tha other day that someone seen Murda in there lickin 'em a while back. I tole Orl he's fulla -"
'''Gladiatorial Celebrations'''
 
  
Alexandria's own gladiator, Grisht, will be celebrated at vonIronBrew's this Kesenday. Noted for his strength as well as jovaility, Gresht will be sorely missed by locals and businesses alike, who often liked to wager on his matches.  
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"NO you nummy! They was cuttin boards up fer signs! Now shuddup an listen!" Dook glowers and snorts, "Look like they 'us postin up a bounty or summat. Then this after lunch, Kazid came in from out on a hunt, said he seen vellums board-posted ever mile on the tree lines near the Fel, warnin about Demons."
  
Local fan 'Caps' had this to say: "I saw his match against Gresher the Thresher! It was really cool! He swung his axe, and Gresher yelled. He had a mountain on his ax." Caps is 10 years old, and attends matches with his mother.
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Urg's eyes are as big as saucers, "I doan truck wit no demons Dook. Not no more. Ever since great uncle Trang got caught by one what turned him into a dead thing still servin the demon. Thas bad juju Dook, you go pixie snatchin on yer own until them demons're dealt with."
  
Although recent sspicions of poisoning have raised concerns among the local gladiator community, well-wishers say they don't intend to let that sully his memory at the celebrations. Reports fan Gildain Troughrough, "There was a Grisht in all of us. He tried hard, and he wasn't the best--but he was damn good. That's worth drinkin' to."
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"But...how'm I gonna make pixie paste if'n ya doan come wi..."
  
Editor's Note: See our follow-up coverage of this event in the Front Page.
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The conversation trails off as the two orcs move on down the street. A few other similar conversations can be heard around other parts of the city. The Sunblade in question has been known to frequent the Fernwood.
  
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===Kirday, Eatonis 29, 1020===
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====Chief Engineer's Report: Airship R====
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Orally delivered to the Skyguild and recorded by the scribes:
  
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Chief Engineer: "...yes, sir, that's correct. The ship was safely recovered, though not quite as intact as we'd hoped. It'd seen a bit more action than we thought, but we got the thing to fly alright. That wasn't the hard part. The weather was against us from the start. Wagons got stuck a few times, but we made it there. But that's when the monster showed itself."
  
=====Personal and Editorials=====
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Guildmaster: "So the damage was caused by a monster attack?"
'''An Invitation to the Crimsons Pen!'''
 
  
Mikilostravia Abrioudelanarchie Mithralla, Lord of Estranillia, Archmage of the Sixth, extends a formal invatation to the ladies of the Crimson Pen, to Mithralla Manor for tea and conversation. Arrangement information can be obtained via the Tribune offices, or directly by Mithralla Manor. The magus suggests Ambassador Abrahil Brindelgear as chaperone.
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Chief Engineer: "Eh... not exactly. The ones we hired on to help guard our workers... well... they tried, sir, but I think they were a little green. The one on the horse took awhile to get his bearings, but he stuck the thing pretty good. The ones with the bows put more holes in the ship than the monster. One of the ones with the sword, well, she spent most of her time trying to get her sword back out of the thing. And the goblins -- well -- we're not really sure what they were doing, but at least they didn't set the thing on fire again."
  
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Guildmaster: "...so the hirelings caused the additional damage? And we -- paid these people?"
  
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Chief Engineer: "Well, sir, we didn't lose any of the mechanics, so there's no death benefits to pay, no retraining time. All in all, I think we came out ahead."
  
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Guildmaster: "I think I've heard enough. I'll sign off on the recovery bonuses. And let's keep this quiet for as long as we can. We have a reputation of competence, after all, even when hiring outside help..."
  
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Chief Engineer: "Of course sir. Complete discretion."
  
===Korday, Eatonis 16, 1019===
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===Tariday, Eatonis 27, 1020===
====ALEXANDRIAN TRIBUNE====
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====Plushies for all the Children!====
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Courier have been busy all over town, delivering to all the children of the city cute little plushies. The plushies are of a Mul'niessa noble woman wearing bright pink dress and mini umbrella, one of Sandy, one of Svarshan, and various other well known figures around town. The courier service is not fully aware of the client, but the money is good and the plushies appear harmless.
  
=====Front Page=====
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(This is relation to the Chaos Lich plot, feel free to bug Sandy or Svarshan ic about this! As most of the dolls are about them, or me Astaren)
=====Something Wicked=====
 
There have been rumours floating about the grand city about the shadows that are cast by Desolation are... moving. Most insist this is merely speculation on the part of some of the more wary, though some might say 'paranoid', denizens of this great nation.
 
  
Recently, a team was dispatched into the distant range between Alexandros and Desolation in order to research these claims, though their investigations proved only to bring about more questions from a curious and, yes, frightened populace. Though they have admitted that there was activity involving the undead out there in the cold and unwelcome reaches, there is still much to be discovered about whether or not this threat has anything to do with the apparently 'moving' gloom cast beneath the prison state's ever-watchful presence, or is simply nothing more than an unfortunate event that just so happened to be in the area in which they arrived.
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===Ceriday, Eatonis 24, 1020===
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====Strange occurances====
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For the past few days, there have been strange gargoyle-like statues all over the city of Alexandria, mostly upon higher up structures such as the various temples, the castle and even the Adventurer's guildhouse.
  
If you ask the guard, as I have, they would tell you: 'It's nothing more than a routine response to reports from someone that's obviously gotten into the drink. Desolation is a fine and stable bastion against lawlessness Ea over, and we owe it to the Keepers of that place to at least assume they'd know if something were brewing under their noses. Look, I'll tell you what I told my toddler. Nothing's wrong. The shadow's the same as it always has been. The sun still rises every morning. That enough?'
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The past night, however, a group of adventurers walked back into the city with a moss-like gargoyle bound up in a wagon. The statues of gargoyles disappeared while the moss-like gargoyle had been turned over to the Yggdrasil Union for study.
  
Some people are still skeptical, but this is one citizen that's convinced.
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For more details on what happened, speak to Leisel, Hun'rar, Garak, Magnus, Kisaiya, Kira or Raethon.
  
OOC: This relates to an amazing plot run by YOKAI! Contact them for details.
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===Kirday, Eatonis 22, 1020===
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====Continuing Buildup====
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The Alexandrian Airstation sure seems busy these days!  
  
=====Pembroke Springsworth Lets the Dogs Run at Khazadi Fest=====
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...and a whole lot of those ships seem to be military grade... MErcenaries, privateers and Alexandrian naval forces seem to be building up for *something*.
Pembroke Springsworth, gnomish woodscrafter, never thought to achieve fame in the world of war dogs. "I just set out to make the best companion possible!" he said. From his Inspiration, the world now has Dire Corgis.
 
 
The corgis arrived in Alexandria for the first time, just days ago. Inspired or perhaps emboldened by the Beer Fest, Pembroke decided to show off his invention. His very fluffy, adorable invention.
 
  
Of course, in true gnomish fashion, no good invention is without mischief. A group of children acquired corgis with odd, elemental powers, and mischief was had.
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===Variday, Eatonis 19, 1020===
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====So Called Training====
OOC: Dire Corgis are now available ingame, thanks to gnomish obsession with making things better and in this case, fluffier. You may request this change from staff. Also, our Animal Companion code still doesn't auto-level in chargen. So, you'll need to ping staff when you level, anyhow. We're able to do it from our end; the advance code is just kerflundling.
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That so called training mission? I heard it was a full fledged military operation. Someone is trying ta stir something up. Something about lost spies or some-such trying to map the north or steal something important to the fiends. Bad mojo all around you know. I tell you one thing, the people that came off some of those ships weren't injured in any training exercises thats for sure!
 
Stats available here: http://www.tenebraemush.net/index.php/Dire_Corgi
 
 
 
OOC2: A big thanks to ASTAREN for featuring the dire corgis in plot! You can read the mischief, here: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Search_and_Rescue
 
  
=====Murdered Wizard to Seek Damage Against Apprentices; Third Still on the Loose=====
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====ALEXANDROS TAKES TO THE SKIES!====
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Once again the brave sons and daughters of Alexandros take to the skies to train for the protection of their families and loved ones. Brave soldiers today successfully completed Operation Eastern Reach, meant to familiarize soldiers with the operation of our proud and effective airship fleet. One of the sharpest swords in our arsenal of defense the powerful Virtuous-class ships were a sight to be seen as they moved near the border of Skald. As much to train the crews as to remind the demonic forces to the east: that we are always watching and always ready.  
As reported in: "No Magic Clues Found in Murder of Wizard," in our Kesenday, Vhast 20 edition, the wizard Maraxos continues to have trouble with his apprentices. The three apprentices left him for dead, only to have Maraxos return to life later as an arcane duplicate.
 
 
Two apprentices have been arrested so far. The second apprentice, Tergip the Bloody Lip, attempted the summon of numerous elementals in order to bind them to himself as a source of power. He was prevented in his task by agents from the Adventurer's Guild, though is expected to recover. Manxoff will be seeking ajudication from the Parliament of Magi in punishing his wayward apprentices and a trial is set to begin once all three have been located. Only one remains on the loose, Grinto Bloody-Maw. Enclosed is an artist's render of this individual. If encountered report to the Watch immediately.
 
 
OOC: This relates to a story arc by the amazing WHIRLPOOL. Contact him for questions!
 
  
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So look to the skies citizens! Enlist today!
  
=====Owlbear Sightings--be Wise when Venturing into the Forests this Week=====
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===Kirday, Eatonis 15, 1020===
The Tribune has received claims from Wilderness Pointe of owlbear sightings, and sent this reporter to investigate. A survey of those at the Wayfarer's Inn resulted as, one local lumberjack reported, overhearing the distinctive hoot-growl of an unknown number of the beasts near a foresting site. Based on this information, an expedition was sent to find the creatures.
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====Missing Children?====
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"Did you hear about those missing children?" The voice whispered, not wanting it to travel too far - fear running around the edges of the words.
  
The ranger Ga'Elian happened to be in the pub that same evening, and was able to give a description of the owlbear. He described how that the tracks and other observable signs of owlbears are nearly indistinguishable from those of ordinary bears, in appearance. However, an expert tracker can tell the difference by the depth of the impressions of the forepaw prints versus those of the hindpaw prints, and by the length of the owlbear's gait. In addition, while bears do break branches as they move through the trees, owlbears often leave feathers behind where they push through. Finally, the diet and resulting fewmets of owlbears are somewhat different from those of ordinary bears. For example, owlbears don't seem to feed on honey as much as ordinary bears do. Hunter Ga'Elian did say that he has found owlbears here and there in the woods between Wilderness Pointe and Mictlan, but not anywhere that civilized folk would ordinarily encounter them.
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"Who hasn't? It's nearly an epidemic. Thank goodness they're not disappearing within Alexandria." A sigh of relief to punctuate this, and then a lean in, "But did you hear that they were all seen with a 'white puppy' before going missing?"
  
In response to the increased sightings, villagers in Wilderness Pointe have laid up weapons to fend off a potential incursion by the creature. Children are being kept under close supervision at the edges of the village. The innkeeper has volunteered to collect the reports of any who might encounter signs of the beasts too near their community, and the tension among the locals is noticeable. This reporter notes, however, that the country folk of this village are often held to be a touch on the paranoid or trigger-happy side by authorities in Alexandria. Furthermore, Ga'Elian said that the Ygdrassil Union does maintain a vigil in these forests and solves potential problems far more often than the villagers are ever aware of, through methods that city dwellers would rarely expect.
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"No, I didn't hear that. Oh that's creepy."
  
=====Fashion and Culture=====
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(OOC: This is a rumor to go along with the plot: The Missing Kids. See Talia, Morgan, Taleth, Kore, Monahi, Deak, or Sorscha for more information.)
=====Muscle is out! Slender is in!=====
 
 
Trends in Alexandros come and go with the season, but this season is straight from Llyranost! The Pen's latest work draws on trends; it does not reinvent them. Tall and slender is in, with long flaxen hair. Some nobles are getting ear extensions, to make theirs longer. Togas also, are in style in every variety.
 
 
What a season!
 
 
OOC: This is all your fault. Everyone's. - Tenebrae Staff
 
  
=====Tribune Trails Comic=====
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===Tariday, Eatonis 13, 1020===
None this week. :(
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====A Subtle Tension====
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"...you're certain of it?" The two priests sat in a darkened room, papers laid in front of them.
  
=====Great Paladin Advice Column=====
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"Yes. That business with the shrines is just another nail in the coffin. The alliances are shifting. I have my money on that business with Heth as the cause of it." A sigh, "I just thought we'd have more time."
While there is no column this week, certain Demon Lords have been filing a higher number than average of claims for health insurance in Taaran temples.
 
  
===Korday, Eatonis 02, 1019===
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"Are the marriages still going on?"
====Alexandrian Tribune====
 
=====Front Page=====
 
'''Grave-Robbing Artificer Builds Concern'''
 
  
The Vardaman temple has expressed concern publicly over the recent grave robberies that've plagued the local cemetaries lately.  
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"Three, in the last month, and more before that."
  
Apparently there were advances made in locating the culprit of this unforgivable defilement of these sacred lands, but when attempts were made to apprehend this heinous individual, resistance was offered in the way of constructs made from what is presumed to be not only the treasured items of the dearly departed, but the departed themselves, turning them into horrific beasts with the ability to still the body and kill the mind. In the fray, the culprit, a goblin survivors name as one 'Gragle', last seen wearing a black wizard's hat, and a ratty robe to match, fled the grasps of justice. It is believed that he will offend again.
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Silence fills the time, a look exchanged between them.
  
The Temple asks that the public report any information they might have regarding this most unfortunate of events, appealing to the kindness of others with the rising slogan seeming to be: "What if it was your family?"
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"...great," the first one says, at length. He drops into a nearby chair, and rubs at his forehead. "We're hearing the usual propaganda from that corner, I take it?"
  
What, indeed?
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"Aye, about being misunderstood, Taara being the faith of personal empowerment and choice, freedom to choose. Maugrim being... Unfairly stereotyped and about self-esteem, honor, and respect. All of that. It isn't anything you don't hear out of Charn, normally. It's just effective--"
  
OOC: This relates to a plot run by the amazing YOKAI! Contact her for details!!
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"--because on our side we have people who want things better. I get it," the priest says, closing his eyes. "I'll start talking with my own, help them identify that sort of doublespeak. Fighting for what's right, just, and good, doesn't mean we're stupid or ignorant of their rhetoric."
  
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"If alliances are firming up again with the old guard, there'll be stronger grabs for power. More effective slave routes, more experiments. More pressure on our allies, maybe on Myrddion to get their sh--to get themselves together. It's too soon to tell the extent of what this means. But, we may see a stronger Charn before this is done."
  
'''Local Hero Felled'''
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"How many marriages have there been?"
  
Grisht, a local favorite among Order Paramount battles, was set to fight another well-known and loved competitor in the ring last Kesenday. Instead, Grisht was found by his assistant in one of the preparation rooms. A Mourner confirmed the death just hours later, although preservation was not able to take place until some time after, due to the nature of the incident.  
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The one priest looks to the other.
  
A celebration of Grisht'd life and times is scheduled at vonIronBrew's this coming week. The nature of his death is still under investigation.
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"I hoped that I was wrong. Yeah."
  
OOC: This has become a full-scene, and will be story and legwork focused. I'll be running the brewery scene later next week, as my schedule shakes out. Folks already investigating have priority, ofc! - Lahar
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"Maybe we let them think good is stupid," the first muses. "Let their egos fill in the rest. ...let's keep this quiet, for a little while. Get the word out."
  
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"Mm, the quiet approach. I get it."
  
'''Spiders Attack While Lurking from Alleyways'''
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The acolyte, overhearing, hurries away.
  
Late in the morning of Pryntar 27, the Lower Market District was shocked by the sound of a blood-curdling scream from one of its alleys. Witnesses say that two adventurers responded even as shoppers gathered to watch--from a safe distance.
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OOC: Rumors like these are growing among the faithful. Quietly, but there's a growing sense of wariness. The marriages referred to are between members of the Maugrimite and Taaran temples and faithful.
  
The scream came from Lara Tess, a half-Sildanyari local resident who had been heading into the alley to collect laundry that she had hung to dry. Ms. Tess was both startled and terrified by a trio of giant spiders who had built a web between the shop building she lives in and the next one over.
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===Ceriday, Eatonis 10, 1020===
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====I Just Needed Tha Money...====
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The Watch has accosted several bandits who were in it they say, because they "Just needed tha money." A post some weeks ago advertising gold paid for corpses, and two for a child's, wasn't taken seriously.
  
The Tribune learned that the adventurers who responded were the Sunblade Lysa Hrolfdottr, and the ranger Ga'Elian "Ettin-slayer". Witnesses say that the Sunblade's first action was to pull Ms. Tess out of harm's way, before slicing one of the monsters clean in half with her noble sword. Ga'Elian fired volleys of arrows at both of the other spiders, dropping them quickly. Watch spokesman Titus Cooper reported that the adventurers promptly reported the situation, including what appeared to be an opening into the sewers where the spiders seem to have come from. Measures were taken without delay to stop the opening and clear away the spider mess. Watchman Cooper expressed thanks to the adventurers and appreciation to the Adventurer's Guild for the services they regularly provide to the residents of Alexandria.
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...by most locals. However, it's inspired some hopefuls. Enough, the Watch says, that they'll be seeking help with the matter. We'll publish more as this develops.
 
OOC: The foregoing was based upon a spontaneous scene RP'd on grid! The log is at  http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Scream_from_the_Alley
 
  
=====Fashion and Culture=====
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OOC: This ties into the Chaos Lich arc!
'''Crimson Cookoff!'''
 
  
In response to our EMERGENCY EDITION, you've sent in your votes! ...and delicious recipes! The Crimson Pen--or is it Pens--are thrilled, and assure us that a draft is already underway. Still, it could go either direction, couldn't it?
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===Kesenday, Pryntar 16, 1020===
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====Arwenieniallwehns Adopt!====
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The Tribune is pleased to announce the adoption of the young Avelia by Lady Sandiel and Lady Myrana Arwenieniallwehn. The adoption was observed by two practitioners of faith, both of Daeus and Eluna, and subsequently blessed. The legal paperwork was signed and filed by a mage of the Progressive Arcanists.
  
- The Tribune
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Welcome to the world, young Avelia!
  
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===Eliday, Pryntar 11, 1020===
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====Daughter of Dragons====
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A particular avid reader of the Crimson Pen with great hair has recent been able to put together clues from the writing that Lady Sandiel (a woman who used to go by the name Sandrake'ial'unatha before coming to Alexandria) used to be engaged to a dragon! See, her name was actually a direct reference to the draconic blood she too has as it turns out that her grandmother's aunt was actually a chromatic dragon and that blood passed down to Sandy through a twist of fate. Her name Sand DRAKE is a literal from the trade language, with -ial meaning daughter of, and unatha is niece. So you see, she's really the niece's daughter of a real dragon!
  
'''Preparation of Sky Eel'''
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====Alley Makeover====
:Sent in on behalf of favoring Magelos Jithralla
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Last night there was a strange commotion in the Lower Market, starting with a number of refugees and homeless being forceably evicted from the alley where they had taken shelter for the night. Under implied threat of violence, the unfortunate victims were escorted to a nearby inn, were they were provided with warm rooms and hot stew.  
 
For those unfamilar, Sky Eel are a common creature from the elemental plane of water, named for their vibrant sky blue color. Easily aquired from a range of arcane sources, many believe this delicacy to be ficticious, or even poisonous; simple misunderstandings from improper preperation.
 
 
Sky Eel should be prepared fresh, and the meat spoils rapidly when exposed to air or direct sunlight. The eel can be prepared like any aquatic animal, removing the head, skin, bones, and internal organs, leaving a rubber flesh of sky blue. A this point the flesh is indeed toxic, and should not be consumed. A white or grey flesh has spoiled, and should be discarded. By rubbing the meat with common sea salt, the texture should harden, and the color deeper to a rich navy blue. Simple shake off the excess salt. Any earth based material, such as common dirt, can have a similar effect, but sea salt best preserves the flavor.
 
 
Once the meat has been prepared, it can be cooked similar to other fish. This author recommends a light coating of basil and lemon juice before frying in olive oil. A properly cooked Sky Eel will take on bright green highlights, and the meat flake easily. Serve with white wine and asparagus.
 
  
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Shortly thereafter a large gang of ruffians and ner-do-wells descended upon the alleyway, with carts of likely stolen and illicit goods. Though lights could be seen from the site of the crimes, large tarps had been errected to shield the miscreants from prying eyes. Though the Watch was alerted, they were unable to summon sufficant forces to safely approach during the darkest hours of the night. At this time there is no word if the Guild of Explorers was contacted.
  
'''Chicken and Rice'''
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Morning light has seen the crime scene scrubbed clean of evidence of what exactly transpired. Also scrubbed clean were layers of dirt and grime, as well as the removal of accumulited trash. There is also a fresh coat of paint, with several of doors and windows to the alley repaired or replaced. One can only imagine what sort of villain would clean and repair one of the poorest parts of the city without fanfare or warning, leaving the poor souls who live there warm and well fed.
:Sent in on behalf of Mereth
 
 
You will need bacon, 2 cups uncooked white rice, two pound chicken leg quarters, can of cream of mushroom soup, seasonings. Place a layer of fatty bacon along the bottom of a 9x13 cake pan. Pour even layer of 2 cups uncooked white rice. Lay chicken over top of rice, pour cream of mushroom soup over entire pan. Sprinkle with black pepper and oregano. Over with foil, bake at 325F for 30 minutes. Uncover, bake additional 15 minutes. Serve hot.  
 
  
Pheasant or turkey can easily replace chicken, other cream soups can replace Cream of Mushroom. Common troubles are dry chicken. Make sure to leave skin on, and uncooked rice, which may need additional hydration. Experiment to suit personal tastes.
 
  
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===Kesenday, Pryntar 09, 1020===
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====Huh What?====
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There are a few whispers that there was things were happening at the Lower Trades Market. The problem is, the closer people get to the market district, the less people remember what happened.
  
'''Delicious Summer Strawberries'''
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One thing that CAN be confirmed, however, is that people heard gunshots and there are signs of a fight there.
:On behalf of Magelos Jithralla
 
 
As the summer heats up, so can you with simply sensual sliced summer starberries. Begin with stawberries, plucked in the burning heat of a summer sun, sweat glistening. Soak in wet, dripping, water to wash away those impure thoughts. Chill in a private cellar, in the dark, pressed close, hidden from the world above.
 
 
With a sharp knife, slice lengthways, revealing the tender flesh within. But be careful, or you might get hurt. Spread the pieces out on a plate, exposed, unashamed, a feast for the eyes and sences. Drizzle with warm, dark chocolate, and rich golden honey, the two mixing, swirling, becomming as one. Consume slowly by candel light, savoring every piece, as the favors explode across your tongue.
 
 
Serves two, or more, if you dare.
 
 
  
'''Sandy Soother'''
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Kore and Arisha have the full story, but Celeste, Deak, Walery, and Kaelyn have a few recollections of the fight, but not why they were there.
:On behalf of Magelos Jithralla
 
  
Pie for Pacifying Irate Sandys:
 
  
Take one (1) quantity of sweet pastry, and one (1) bottle of High Density Alcoholic Beverage, and roll the pastry out to form a casing for a good-sized deep dish pie pan.  
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===Eliday, Pryntar 04, 1020===
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====The Frigate Revenant====
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A new frigate pulled into port a few days ago along with a brig that was running escort. Both ships looked to have seen some heavy fighting, and the frigate looks to taken the brunt of it. Soon after arrival carpenters were enlisted en masse to fix up both ships and make them seaworthy.  
  
Take a large swig of alcohol. Taste pastry. Toss the entire casing out as a bad job as it's not sweet enough. Take enough alcohol to bring the bottle downto half.  
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While this alone is worthy of a rumor, and the fact that forty some-odd men and women of different race were escorted off the Frigate, it's not just that which has piqued interest. Rumor has started to travel like wildfire that this was a Charnese Naval vessel - the Revenant.  
  
Take three (3) cups sugar, twelve (12) eggs, separate the whites from the yolks, and beat the sugar together with the egg whites until they form soft peaks - but that takes too long so just empty 1/4 of the alcohol into the mixture and give it a sloppy stir. Hoick the whole pie case into a heated oven and bake on the highest possible heat.
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Did Alexandria just attack a Charnese ship?
  
Finish the rest of the alcohol in the bottle, take another bottle of same, and finish that too.  
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(OOC: This is in relation to the plot: Inmost Sea-capades. See Kore, Amythyst or Kaelyn for more information. Additional legwork can be made, I will respond to any/all as quickly as I can.)
  
By the time the world stops spinning around, the pie ought to be ready, and slightly burnt on the top, which only adds to the flavour. That is, if it hasn't caught fire first. If it has, put out the fire with a swipe of a damp cloth, scrape off the burnt bits, and mix more alcohol with the contents, by which time one can either consume, or imbibe, the resultant mixture. Which ought to then put any irate Sandys to sleep.
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===Ceriday, Vhast 27, 1020===
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====Engagement at the Fernwood====
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Conquerer Ravifan announced his engagement to a young, though well-ranked Shadowveil, Aritha Korivani. "We're quite happy," the Conquerer said as the happy couple made the announcement at the Fernwood. "While we realize it's an unusual step to be open about our marriage, we do so in the hope it will help others understand us."
  
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"Such openness is long overdue," Aritha Korivani added, noting that similar arrangements are happening across Ea.
  
=====Tribune Trails Comic=====
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How...wonderful!
[[image:Trib_door2.png|thumb|center]]
 
  
=====Where in Ea is Severson Sparkthistle?=====
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===Kesenday, Vhast 26, 1020===
Our regular, 'Gnomish Traveller' column is replaced by an emergency. Gearbear's cousin Severson has been kidnapped and is being taken across Ea! With your help, the search is underway! Please help us identify the locations in the sketches!
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====New Art Installment!====
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The Artificer's Guild is pleased to announce another addition to their Paintings of the Future! collection. The recent installment includes a painting of a future, artifice-enabled prosthetic.
  
Send your responses to: +request/trib Severson=Your guess!
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Visitors are encouraged and welcomed at any time during business hours to experience these Visions of the Future!
 
'''The Latest Evidence'''
 
  
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===Tariday, Vhast 23, 1020===
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====Roadside Banditry on Paws!====
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Travelers along Alexandros' northern roads towards Blar will be pleased to experience greater safety in the days ahead. A group of bandits that have been harrying caravans have been dispatched by Alexandrian adventurers. One of the bandits was even brought back for for trial.  
  
'''How to Identify Severson v. Gearbear'''
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The small but growing community of Dragonier refugees and Arvek Nar also received a boon in the way of supplies, as the adventurers were able to both return supplies that had been taken, and also donated some of the surplus that was given to them for their work. What wasn't given to the Adventurers in payment was divvied up between the Community, the temple of Serriel, and a new charity called the Animal Care Kennel (or ACK! for short).
  
[[image:Trib_gnometraveler_cousinwbear.png|thumb|center]]
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===Kesenday, Vhast 19, 1020===
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====A Bitingly Good Time?====
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After a late-night drinking event gone wrong, two druids got into it and ended up summoning a tornado. Alexandria being on a peninsula out to the sea, this quickly picked up sea creatures and debris.
  
=====Ads=====
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In other words, a sharknado hit Alexandros' shores late last night. The involved druids are understandably chagrined, and are spending hours in community service cleaning up the mess.
'''Balefire Silkworks Rescue!'''
 
  
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===Kirday, Vhast 18, 1020===
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====Shenanigans Reported!====
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The Watch reported shenanigans yesterday at the great library. Reports suggest a summoning-or-other gone wrong. A multi-headed hydra appeared on the scene, rending precious, precious books and arcanists alike before finally being subdued by daring adventurers!
  
===Variday, Pryntar 20, 1019===
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===Tariday, Vhast 16, 1020===
====ALEXANDRIAN TRIBUNE====
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====Drinking Contest Winner!====
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The Ox-Strength is pleased to report the winner of tonight's drinking contest, Captain Delra Coalsbrew! The Ox hosts drinking contests every night, or whenever patrons are desperate enough to--that is, whenever patrons are willing to take part of our damn fine brews!
  
=====Front Page=====
 
'''Dark Pathways Ahead'''
 
  
Adventurers were dispatched this evening last in response to a cry for help so uncommon that many had at first thought it a hoax; the Lunar Grove, a local druid circle known for their insular and reclusive ways, requested the city's aid in the shadow of heavy losses suffered in the previous months, claiming an inability to properly uphold a natural balance in the outreaching Westwood Copse on the very brink of their perview.
 
  
Lead by a scout from 'Dancing Shadows', the militant arm of the unusual grove used primarily for the culling of an overpopulace of predators, the group of wayward warriors encountered a cyclopian threat, complete with what reports have called a 'hunt-to-kill' trained pack of worgs, unindiginous to the area in question. According to the recollection of one such Adventurer, 'Observation: Attempted ambush. Resolution: Elimination. Summation: Mission successful.'
 
  
Heavy casualty was sustained by the party, but due to the bravery and will of those involved, it seems that the danger is, for the moment, quelled in the west. Merchants and travellers alike are still warned against the trails that extend through that distant territory without protection, but the way is open, and the possibilities are endless.
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===Tariday, Vhast 16, 1020===
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====Forget Yuletide, It's Thultide!====
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Another crypt has been uncovered in Alexandria today that is sure to leave the denizens more than a little worried about what may be near their own homes. Citizens report sounds of cackling noises heard when passing by. Others suggest that behind the Watch's guardrails lie tombs of grotesque horrors! What originally was considered prime real estate and redeveloped by the luckless Kashani family is now sanctioned off by the Verdaman Temple and the Watch as a scene for Thulite worship the likes of which hasn't been seen in Alexandria.  
  
OOC: This refers to a prP run by the great Yokai! Contact her for details! Participants were Aodh, Zant, Ollithial, and Sasha!
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Reports trickle in of other worship sites being uncovered, though the Tribune has been unable to verify these sources so far. Reports suggest some sites may be the hosts of ancient Thulian artifacts and arcane rituals. Others suggest that one may contain access to an ancient book of necromantic powers.
 
 
'''Chimeria Brings Questions About Its Arrival'''
 
  
A caravan being escorted to the bank of Alexandria was interrupted by a hideous, monstrous Night Hag whom challenged the mercenaries guarding it for the rights to a particular gem in their care. Accepting her challenge (despite apparent rumors of flirations between her and one Aesir warrior), they defeated her pet Chimeras and were able to proceed to the bank and deposit the wealth of owner safely.  
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Several people witnessed adventurers going in and out of at least one site, which fortunately or unfortunately, may add credibility to the above reports.
 
   
 
   
She left peacefully, after that, though whispers hint that a gem has gone missing from the bank.
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OOC: This relates to the Crypts plotline. Please RP with Verna, Serraphine, Heinrich, Gregor, Josselyn, or Arisha to get involved!
 
OOC: This ties to a scene by Whirlpool! Contact him for details! Participants were: Alba, Mayahuel, Jokul, Durrankar!
 
 
 
=====Fashion and Culture=====
 
'''Brews Hopping in Alexandria!'''
 
 
 
Local brewers are showing their pride this week with new brews. Some are only available this week! Here is what you've had to say...
 
 
 
Lysa Hrolfdottr writes:
 
 
 
:Worldgrog's World Grog: Rumlike drink with not just Earthy undertones, but tasted like Rum on the rocks... rocks as in stone and soil.
 
 
 
:Blue Banner Ale: Quite good. More traditional ale flavor with the hint of something tangy and metallic. Iron? Bronze? Mithral? Hard to say!
 
 
 
:Magmabreaker: Tried burning out my taste buds for good with this one. Lysa didn't even know what Magma was until it was too late. Afterwards, there was a lingering burn. Her review is: Tastes like FIRE.
 
 
 
:Deepjaw Stout: Mostly because it was so much cooler than the Magmabreaker, the Stout had a -very- soothing and smooth taste to it. Like caramel though in liquid form and with less sugar. Tasted like it should have been thick... a beer milkshake? Hrmmm...
 
 
 
:Strongarm IX: Strong enough to cross the eyes, a good bitter taste to it. Drink enough, and it will fool you into thinking you are far stronger than you really are. Well-named bew!
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you, Lysa! Keep sending in your reviews, and celebrating the Festival!
 
 
 
=====Tribune Trails Comic=====
 
The Nar-sektoth was really bugged by this incident. In fact, when we handed them the script, they ripped it.
 
 
 
[[image:Trib_toads.png|center|thumb]]
 
 
 
=====Great Paladin Advice Column=====
 
The Great Paladin reports that Charn's weather is terrible this time of year, but then it is always terrible. Column returning as soon as she makes it back from her vacation! May the corpses of evil cleanse the earth before you, as a kindly, comforting carpet!
 
 
 
 
 
=====The Gnomish Traveler=====
 
Gearbear Sparkthistle is returning from Blar this week! Please send in your letters--where should he go, next??
 
 
 
'''OOC:''' Want to photobomb the gnome across Ea? Point your favorite image editor to: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/File:Trib_gnometravel_heads.png
 
 
 
 
 
=====Ads=====
 
'''Spring Staves!'''
 
 
 
Spring Staves! Mithralla Merchandise now offers a line of magical staves! From fire to ice to the ever famed Staff of Power, Mithralla Merchandise now offers a wide range of arcane staves. Located on the Mountain Road, under the giant sword, Mithralla Merchandise continues to offer a wide range of quality magical items, crafted from local mateirals, with over two centuries of crafting experience.
 
 
 
 
 
'''Seeking Stories!'''
 
 
 
Want to spread RUMORS? SLANDAR? ...or just tell everyone about that awesome PrP you just ran, or roleplay you'd had? Send it to the Tribune! We give out bonus RPP for every article when we publish! (Publication cycle is every 2 weeks, earlier if we have enough articles.)
 
 
 
===Tariday, Pryntar 07, 1019===
 
====ALEXANDRIAN TRIBUNE====
 
=====Front Page=====
 
 
 
'''Conspiracy Uncovered'''
 
  
Sir Enworth Steadyhand, speaking for the Alexandros Ministry of Internal Affairs, told the Tribune, "On Tariday, Vhast 31st officials of Alexandria's Watch took into custody a Charneth national who styled herself Lady Jaquetta. This Jaquetta was arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit necromancy and (a badly attempted) conspiracy to overthrow the government of Alexandros. In addition, condemning evidence was sent to the royal government of Dun Mordren, as the evidence pointed to another conspirator allegedly being in Khazadi jurisdiction. The Ministry now possesses conclusive evidence of the conspiracy, including detailed plans, but for reasons of public security has decided to withhold further information from public dissemination, but does with to thank members of the Adventurer's Guild for their assistance.
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===Eliday, Vhast 14, 1020===
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====Sign Posted After Attack====
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In response to the recent raid on their ovens, Stoneworks' Calzone has posted a new sign:
  
The Tribune has learned that the evidence upon which the arrest warrant for Lady Jaquetta was issued ties back to the story we reported two issues ago, in which we told of a mysterious box that was delivered to Professor Argus Bumblebottom of the Artificers' Hall from a wreckage of a wagon in the mountains. When we asked Professor Bumblebottom to shed more light on Sir Enworth's statement, he replied, "The box was merely a secure container for the incriminating documents. Once I saw what was on those pages, I made all due haste to alert the authorities."
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Calzones so good, even the Hells falls to temptation!
  
Lady Jaquetta's arrest took place at the suite she had been renting at the Fernwood Public House. When Watch officials arrived to execute the warrant, a further search was made of her rooms, in which was found a make-shift laboratory for the construction of a flesh golem, and a shrine to Thul. The Fernwood Pub's management told the Tribune that clean-up was already well underway, thanks to the generous assistance of volunteers from the Shovelers of St. Rarvin.
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Another sign posted adds: Smiting practice available after hours.
  
''OOC:'' Contact Ga'Elian for rumors!
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====Demon Salsa====
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Do you like Spicy? Do you like to breath fire? Do you like to fight evil?
  
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Well we have the spice of all spices for you! Demon Salsa, the hottest dip around for all of your taste senses! Guarenteed to make your mouth burn and to breath fire! Endorsed by the famous paladin Svarshan! Come on down to the Golden Cookie Bakery to try our great variety of foods.
  
'''New Brews Bingo!'''
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Disclaimer: Made out of real demons. If you feel the urge to do evil acts such as pillage, plunder, murder, steal candy from babies, lie, cheat, steal, conqure neigboring countries, take hostages, raise dead to fuel your evil empire with undead for their mindless obedience, or take change out of change jars at a service counter you may be being corrupted. Please consult your cleric.
  
This Kegger Fest, be sure to hunt down these new, Khazad Duin-inspired brews in the city. Although nothing will be revealed until the holiday, we've received reports of the following new drinks to hit the streets, restaurants, and food carts of Alexandros:
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===Ceriday, Vhast 13, 1020===
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====Rainbow Dragon Illustrations Wanted====
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The Tribune seeks illustrations and accounts of the rumored Rainbow Dragon of Alexandria! We are partnered with the local Temple of Navos, who is offering a small reward for verified illustrations regarding this matter.
  
* Magmabreaker
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OOC: Sketch an image of the Rainbow Dragon for publication (stick figures count!) and send it in. Receive double GM Noms! Please email to: <login to game to see email address>. :D
* Woldgrog's World Grog
 
* Deepjaw Stout
 
* Earthbrand Haleshaker
 
* Limeg's Blue Banner Ale
 
* Blue Gobber Bitters
 
* Rosey-Nosey
 
* Old Peculiar Cavern
 
* Strongarm IX
 
  
To help you out, we've attached a "Keggerfest Bingo" to this edition. Be sure to cut out the card, and check off new drinks as you encounter, and try them! Festival goers who try every brew will win a unique prize from the Tribune!
 
  
''OOC:'' Please send Lahar an @mail if you do this, or if you'd like to ensure you get an extra, bonus RPP with it, send in your review of the Kegger Fest brews to the Tribune!
 
  
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====Update: What a Response!====
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The following illustrations are being added to the Navosian Archives. Thank you!
  
=====Fashion and Culture=====
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'''Toga-tastic Fashion Trends Sweeps Alexandria!'''
 
  
Following a sweeping fashion change among the Myrrish royal elite, shops in Alexandros are struggling to import togas. The Prestigious Moon received their first shipment this week. By all accounts, shop owner Lady Sandiel Jn'Rajh Arwenieniallwehn was ecstatic. Her wife stood by, weeping tears of joy at the fashion trend.
 
  
When asked about the new fashion, Lady Myrana Jn'Rajh Arwenieniallwehn replied: "Well I certainly did say they were the mode, didn't I? Hm? Oh, no, this isn't gin I'm pouring in my coffee, not at all."
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The Tribune is pleased to report that all togas sold out within a short period--after a visit to the prestigious store later that evening, none were to be found!
 
  
''OOC:'' This relates to the Fashion plot, run by Whirlpool! Contact him, or Abrahil, Ga'Elian, Kravar, Myrana, Selerik, Stirling, Verna, or Thyrson for details.
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'''Kegger Fest for Foodies!'''
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Although the focus of Kegger Fest has traditionally been on getting smashed, foodies in the city can expect a plethora of new offerings. The nod between Khazad Duin's and Alexandros' adventuring community is partially responsible, though it is also true that post-Shadows, khazadi culture has been becoming more influential world-wide.
 
  
This festival, look for as many as 24 new drinks this season, from established brewing-houses in Alexandros, as well as the explosion in the robust fare we've come to expect of khazadi cuisine. In Vadran, Stoneworks' Calzones appears to have gotten the jump on celebrations, but for foodies, don't expect that to be the end of the story.
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This festival, expect to experience an explosion in the variety of mushroom-based brews. Rich, poingant and flavorful, these broews go well with any khazadi-inspired items you'll find on menus this week, and the Festival is an opportune time to try them. Popular sides include the crispy, yet rich breads farmed from the underearth's mossflower and litchensgra. With these dishes, expect a mushroom or lichen-derived oil, and rock salt, to be placed on the table.
 
  
Any new khazadi-inspired meat dishes are not to be missed this festival season. Freshwater mollusks, tusklizard tailchips, lichen salads, and tide-eel on mossflower biscuits represent just some of the variety to be had. Whatever the dish, expect to be served a good, strong drink alongside it, and a helping of their poignant but flavorful taevar sauce. Taevar is uniquely khazad. Made from an eyeless, underground fish, it is fermented through a special process to achieve its unique flavor, which some describe as possessing an initial bite--that explodes in a deep burst of flavor along the back of the tongue.
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As a major sea port, Alexandros' seafood dishes pair well in general with Khazad Duin's taevar sauce. Even if you're avoiding the tide-eel, the sauce could be the one item to try this festival season.
 
  
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'''Stoneworks' Announces New Mead!'''
 
  
Stoneworks' newest drink offering is a nod to Alexandria's heritage, with a khazadi flair. The crisp yet sweet, 'Northmountain Golden Apple' stands as the fourth drink to the sturdy menu. Its selection followed loud, thunderous debate, during which Embma and Jaruda Shaletracker had to call for order several times. Northmountain is produced by a connection to Lysa Hrolfdottr, of the northern mountain lands.
 
  
Present during the debate were the Shaletracker couple, Lysa, Astaren, Dubtle, Hildr, Khogh Dorahl, and numerous neighbors and extended family.
 
  
''OOC:'' This connects to the recent Meetup! Log here: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Beer_Khazad_and_Calzones
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====Slaves and Bombs====
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Just a heads-up. Atleti is looking into how to reverse the Charneth's latest trick, of turning living creatures into scarred bombs. He'll be at the celebration tonight if anyone would like to RP about it, or arrange to RP after.
  
=====Tribune Trails Comic=====
 
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=====Great Paladin Advice Column=====
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===Kesenday, Vhast 12, 1020===
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====Calzone Thieves!====
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Evidently the food at Stoneworks is quite amaising! Amaising enough that midget fire imps or something like it raided the oven there and stole a large number of cooking Calzone! Is this restaraunt so popular that other planar beings are starting to frequent the place? Rumor also has it that a few intreped adventuerers were able to drive these little creatures off, though many calzone were stolen in the process!
  
There is no Great Paladin this week, as the Great Paladin is visiting the Hells on a holiday, because somehow this is a good idea. We wish you well, Great Paladin!
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===Gilday, Vhast 03, 1020===
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====Stormgardian Disease Sprouts in Al====
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Readers of the 'Alexandrian Rummagepost' will be no doubt familiar with its recent spate of rumors, about a Miniature Yeti.
  
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<What follows is a copy of the Rummagepost's image, which appears to be a well-done illustration of Kisaiya in a large fur coat.>
  
=====The Gnomish Traveler=====
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The 'Rummagepost' reports: Some people are trying to figure out exactly what it is this strange being might be. While some think it's just local Alexandrian, Kisaiya, having sprouted a bunch of extra hair for the winter through some arcane manipulations and esoteric hair spells, others say it's probably not a hair spell at all and indicitive of something much more sinister.
''Gearbear Sparkthistle here, or "Bear" as I am known to friends and foe alike! I am a traveler and explorer of faraway places and unknown lands! Recently, I set my sights on BLAR!''
 
  
What can I say of Blar, but that as I crested the hills, I understood immediately how Bludgun had named it the CRIMSON BASTION! Blar is certainly a display of arvek industriousness, and any war chief would think thrice and twenty times before attacking it! Yet, I Gearbear Sparkthistle descended the hill fearlessly!
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What the image represents not clear. The Rummagepost went on to report other possibilities, including the possibility of miniature yetidom.
  
Arvek organisation is such that the devastations of the Sendor War and following Taara's Tears seem only a memory--at least compared to the rest of the world. It's said they put this same strength to all of their endeavors! Hearing this of course I, Gearbear, saw it as a challenge! And opportunity, of course! What great traveler endures without mighty bunions? Could this finally be the place to ease them? I wondered but alas--I was never to find out. Read on, brave traveler!
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While normally it is not the practice of the Tribune to report on other papers' work, this report potentially concerns Alexandrian public health, and we thought it prudent to weigh into the discussion. We presented the reports and illustration to two separate experts within Alexandria.  
  
Advek industriousness, as you tour the city, knows no limits and fewer bounds! The arvek have rebuilt not only homes, but streets and walls! From earlier accounts in the Tribune, we know of the devastation of not one, but two wars prior to the Tears: witnesses spoke of crumbled stone and blood-red walls. And yet...
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Dr. Pherbius Sand writes to us that this case is a warning sign.
  
...yet, today the city is a military marvel! With a few new quirks, I might add. Quite unexpectedly, the arvek are now experimenting with color! Why. ...quite a few colors, enough that I lost track of them all. Within the walls is an almost blinding array of them--though knowing the arvek, rainbows may well be a secret weapon!
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"Yeterius Spontaneous is a disease that originates in the Stormgarde region," he writes us. "It comes on in the winter, and is usually associated with the lucht race. However, it has been known to strike other species."
  
Upon speaking to one of the guards (or a normal citizen, I couldn't tell exactly you know, what with the marching and saluting and all that!) I was assured that nothing in Blar is unuseful or frivolous! At this, the arvek have given me no reason to doubt them, though I do wonder at their naming conventions. While visiting I was led to "Thirstplace," which was of course, a place to wet your throat as well as "Bootsoff," which was a resting area for the military.
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When asked what Yeterius S. is, exactly, the reports we were given indicate that it appears to be the sudden and usually irreversible growth of hair all over one's body. In addition, the individual may develop a sudden, stooped-over position and be prone to grunts.
  
Hrmm. At this place, I was looking for easment of my bunions. I thought I had found it, when I approached an older gentleman, who seemed to know his way around. Yet...you see, there are no OLD arvek. Or if there are, they are such who have survived horrifying tales! Bedlam! And terror!
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However, Alexandria has reported only one case of this disease so far, and we encourage citizens not to worry. However, if you do spot an individual with this condition, please report them immediately to the Soldier's Defense.
  
This ancient told me that yes, while I stood within the temple district--an area of great majesty, I might add! The temples were built on top of an ancient ziggurat! That, underneath area renamed "Don'tvisit" by locals, it's said to contain the corpse of a Child of Thul, as well as the entire stock of romance novels written by the former Crimson Hand cultists. They assure me the latter involved tales of Zombiesflutter, a Thulian-Taaran genre featuring muls and zombies, made originally as a cultish celebration of that unholy alliance.
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===Gilday, Kael 27, 1019===
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====Assault on Mictlan====
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A Chaneth Noble mounted an assault on Mictlan in clear violation of Alexandrian territorial rights. Charn officials quickly denounced their activities, although only after word of the noble's failure had reached them. According to the few Charneth survivors that were captured, the entire incident was started because of the Alexandrian adventurers destroying the Merchant ship Aloft Seaker. Though a number of people have stepped forward to point out that the Aloft Seaker could very well be the Oft Sea, a notorious pirate ship and known slave runner of sith-makar.  
  
Er. ...well! With that, I was forced to end my visit, and look forward to exploring many, many other places on Ea! Please do write to me at the Tribune!
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The attack on Mictlan was repelled by a number of adventurers and local tribesfolk. Elisabeth, the unshakable. Raethon, the quick of wit. Nadara, the wise and sure. Bors, the destroyer. Ilmig, the brave. And a newcomer, Atleti, the Avenger. These six are the heroes of the hour in Mictlan, saving the town and serving as the backbone to the repelling force. A banquet is to be thrown in their honor, and the Speaker Caste is reported to be honoring them specifically at it. According to sources, the Speaker Caste are something of diplomats, and only appear at special occasions.
  
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Amongst those at Mictlan prior to the attack were Durrankar and Un'eth, two druids of well reknown who safely aided a number of wounded of Mictlan out of the area prior to the Assault. Without their influence the civilian casualties at Mictlan would've been far more substantial.
  
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Tensions between Charn and Alexandria have risen again, though neither side is willing to take blame for any of the events leading up to this. Charn officials were unwilling to offer opinion on the creation of the Sith-makar suicide bombers seen being sent into Mictlan prior to the attack. The Sith were said to have scars that slowly etched onto their skin like a curse that diminished their health, and upon death exploded. If you see any Sith-makar with scar-like markings who look unwell, inform the Watch immediately.
  
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OOC: This is part of the Silver and Sith arc!
  
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June 7, 2018

Happy Pride Month!

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Router Security Update

We don't normally do this sort of thing, but MU users can be a little more technologically savvy than most! Even if not, we'd like to share this update from Ars Technica, Cisco, and a few others about the recent router security issue. Please be safe!

May 10, 2018

Spidery, Dulcet Tones

Today is a day for celebration.

SemrushBot is a data-gathering bot for the web. It also misbehaves.

Today, we awoke to the sweet, sweet and dulcet cackling of our serverwiz announcing it'd been successfully blocked.

Thank you, amazing serverwiz Lolth.

Her dulcet, spidery giggles will be forever in our nightmares.

PS SemrushBot is one of the big causes behind the recent lagspikes. If you websearch, one of the first results includes both swearweards, and "How do I block this <creative words> thing?"



May 10, 2018

That Every 8 Months or so Post

Hey, guys!

One of the things we try not to do here is say, oh hey--you know, there is only one correct way to RP. The most we do is asking folks to pay attention to basic spelling and punctuation. That said, some folks have different preferences when it comes to joining RP.

First, all of the grid, and Plot Rooms, are public areas. However, sometimes it's a good thing to page first. This is just because folks might have set up something specific they'd like to roleplay through.

This doesn't mean you can't drop by. It just means to be respectful of preferences. Some might mind, some might not. It doesn't hurt to check. Staff also, takes note of exclusivity/cliques, so if there is a pattern over time, we will notice.

When we should ALWAYS page though, is if a GM is present ongrid. The GM probably has something going on.

Anyhow, no, this is not in response to any particular thing. It's a post we put up oh, every 9 months or so. There are a small collection of those, that generally say: be awesome to one another!

Hope all of y'alls adventures are excellent, and I look forward to seeing you in RP!

- BF

May 8, 2018

POPs FAQ!

Hey, there! We did a little cleanup of the POPs FAQ based on some questions! There were some artifacts left in there from previous versions. Sorry about that! We also clarified what was meant by "intro RP." This is RP that's about meeting someone new or arriving to the city. Stuff like that is pretty cool, but isn't really...plotty? I guess? XD

Anyway, thank you all for your feedback, and see you ongrid! :D

- Your Tenebrae Staff

May 6, 2018

POPs Relaunched! (Personal Ongrid PrPs)

Hey, folks. So we are going to give this a go!

Personal_Ongrid_PrPs

Please share your ideas and feedback. ^^; The new format is because well, there was a lot of confusion and the like about their level of epic that wasn't fair to anyone. I'm hoping this is better moving forward.

May 3, 2018

Underworld Shenanigans!

For longtime players here, and new, we've all known that the Underworld in Alexandria spins in three parts:

  • Ebon Syndicate: A cult of Taaran and Illothan interests. Smugglers and dealers with a mercantile side. NPC only.
  • Guild of the Sly: The other half of the original split from The Guild, the Sly stands in opposition to the Syndicate. Though rogues, they possess a streak of homegrown heroism.
  • Sunset: A mafia with heroic intentions, and founded by underdogs. They "do what it takes" to ensure business and trade flows fairly. Founded by the arvek nar, and now joined by some merchants and the Dragoneri who are both tired of being overlooked, and are tired of the Syndicate's hold.

These three groups are at odds for control of the Alexandria Underworld. Each has their own motivations and outlook!

Recently, though, they've received a bit of a brush-up in theme! At the moment, this just clarifies some backstory. But, keep a look out in the next few weeks!

April 21, 2018

Categories!

...the wiki dropdown list is no longer frightening and scary. Seriously, check'em out. :D /latenightgeeking !

April 16, 2018

Clearing the Way!

As you've all seen on the bboards, there is an ongoing thread right now with things going into the Desolation and Alexandria doing maneuvers in that area, just over and around its border.

The Desolation is a place full of bandits and bandit kingdoms, sure, but it is also home to Skald, the land where the Daemon Wars started and where Asumit, the demon binder, is said to dwell with his legion of the damned and what not.

What this means, of course, is that there's plenty of room for PRPs that deal with Alexandria trying to pacify the area just on the other side of its border, where no one really rules, in an effort to prepare the way for *something*. Just what is anybody's guess, at this point, but one doesn't have to work hard to guess that it has something to do with Asumit!

And this means that I'm inviting everyone to run PRPs involved in this and those PRPs will be fully awarded as the death consent PRPs they will be allowed to be (should everyone be willing.)

Take advantage of this offer while it lasts! :D

Whirlpool

April 1, 2018

GAME CONVERSION

Hi, everyone!

I know you've all been watching for this announcement, knowing what you know about all those new games out there!

That is why I am deeply pleased to announce that as of today, we are converting to the astounding and well designed, award winning game 'PUGMIRE'.

Watch for code to be rolled out for conversion in the coming weeks.

For those not familiar with this wonderful game, here's a link!

http://theonyxpath.com/category/worlds/pugmire/

All questions must be directed to Beagle.

Whirlpool

March 28, 2018

Server Whoops!

Okay, folks -- again, httpd decided that the best possible thing it can do is to go wild with things and suicidally loot all the resources to choke everything down, and I've changed some settings for now.

The reason why I've been reluctant to change those is because they're likely affect things like posting logs and editing biiiiig wiki pages; basically, stuff that says "yes, this is a bit slow connection, so keepalive is nice, max page size and max post size oh let's crank up those too" to the web server.

If you run into a problem where the system yammers back at you about something regarding timing out or post too big or whatever, try to post in a smaller chunk, chuck in a small semi-chapter header like ---And this is where the fun begins!---, save, and continue posting by clicking on that's generated 'edit' button.

Sorry, I am right now a bit flu-jiggery to explain it in more reasonable way, but uhhh. Wikididdy peeps here can help?

Lolth

March 19, 2018

Happy AWD!

Happy Awkward Moments Day, everyone! May you share an awkward moment of silence with someone you love, today. Or just a friend. Or just...

...oh whatever.

<pauses>

<...awkwardly shuffles away.>

March 13, 2018

Scene Logger

Hello everyone, it's Bolide again!

I know it's a shocker, who would've thought I'd actually be here let alone saying something on behalf of staff?

We're gonna get right to the point and mic drop this. +help logger

Now, unfortunately this doesn't automagically upload it to the wiki, but it does allow you to quickly create a log file. It announces when someone drops one in a room (similar to timestops). It copies all rolls and anything sent publicly to the room. Then it allows you to spam the heck out of yourself to get a copy-pasta text that can be dropped into a wiki page. One that anyone can see in the room using the command.

We hope that this allows you all to more easily log events, RP, etc.

/mic drop

P.S. As always, if you have any questions don't be afraid to ask!


March 12, 2018

Time Offset!

Don't forget to adjust your +time/offset for Daylight Savings! See +help time for help! Here is what to expect:

  • March 11th, DST kicks off in the US. In Finland, it occurs March 25th!
  • You will need to adjust your personal +time/offset (see +help time) to reflect your local zone!
  • Things will be somewhat wonky between the 11th and the 25th. Just bear with us.
  • Time on existing +events will appear off. However, new +events should appear at the correct time.

Updating your +time/offset on one alt should trigger an update across all alts. If it doesn't, check +finger to make sure your alts are registered correctly. If not, just send us a +request and we'll be happy to help!

March 9, 2018

Bane Baldric Update for MUs

Hey! After some consideration, we've made an adjustment to the bane baldric. As the bane baldric exists on a MU, it is simply too strong in some instances. Most of these revolve around us just having a shorter adventuring day.

Going forward, the price of the baldric is lowered 30 percent, to 7,000g. However, it will now no longer grant bane if the character does not already possess that class feature.

If you currently have a baldric and would like to keep it, staff will be issuing you the difference in item value. If you would like to trade it in, we will be awarding you a stipend for its old value, which may be spent on anything you wish.

March 8, 2018

Extra Charge Cell

Hey, folks. This is just to let you know that we've added Extra Charge Cell to the game. It works exactly like http://www.d20pfsrd.com/feats/general-feats/extra-bombs/ . It will be added to the wikidocs at some point in the future!

March 3, 2018

Mail!

Hey, folks. First off, I'm sorry if I've missed an @mail you've sent me. I try to keep up with them. With so much focus on +jobs though, they can get missed. If you need to get hold of me, a +job to Beaglefinder can work pretty well, and I'll see it more quickly. If you need to send one of my PCs an @mail, please send it to BF. I just have too many buckets to check and I don't want to lose hold of something you'd send me. I want to respond; I just have a lot of buckets, so please bear with. ^^;

Beaglefinder!

March 2, 2018

Artificer Update Live!

Artificer should be good to go! If you currently have an artificer, you will need to go through regen. To regen:

1. Name yourself OLD<name>. Logout.
2. Login with <name>.
3. Go through L2. DO NOT BUY OR SWAP ANYTHING. Be sure and copy all BACKGROUND, DESCRIPTIONS, and etc. over.
4. Send a +request to let us know where you are. We'll then award XP, and give you a stipend based on your fractional XP.

As always, there may be bugs here and there. Just please bear with us. The updated artificer may be found, here: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Artificer_Rework Two changes are not reflected, but will be once Artificer is migrated to the main page: Aid and Haste were added as artificer spells.

March 1, 2018

Artificer Recode Update!

We are in the final hours of bug testing for artificer! Titan Armor is more dynamic than ever, so we are going through a few tweaks! In the meantime, please send Whiteout all the hugs.

Also:

  • If you are planning on rearranging stats, etc. to take advantage of the new mithral discoveries, then we will ask you to plan on a regen. This makes it less likely that we mess something up, and also that you are able to get all of your stats and skills arranged how you like them.

If you intend to regen, do NOT anything at this time.

  • If you are mostly swapping out discoveries, and maybe adjusting a stat, then go ahead and send in a +request with your changes. We can edit your existing PC at this time.


We will also, due to the nature of artificer armor, be doing a WBL reset. This is done to the exact fraction of your XP. Regardless of which method you intend, please go ahead and start putting your shopping list together.

The artificer update may be found here: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Artificer_Rework This page will be merged with the main Artificer document this week. The Rework page does not reflect one change: artificers may now learn Aid and Haste as part of their spell lists. This was a last-minute addition.

Artificer Recode Started!

Hey, folks! We are in the middle of updating artificer into code! Many of you have been part of this process as we've worked through drafts, bugs, and content to get where we are, today. Some good news! It looks as though no one will need to regen. We'll post with further instructions once we've run through a few bugs. In the meantime, please be sure and send Whiteout hugtoots!

February 27, 2018

Transparency Update!

Hey!

We're over fifteen years old! That means we're practically a teenager, or I guess if you looked in terms of digital years, we're a dinosaur. Go, go Stegosaurus!

Throughout that time, we have worked to ensure transparency. I mean, we're kind of a giant tabletop. That is why we're wanting to let you know that after a lot of conversation, and a lot of searching, we've instituted a trial pay program for staff.

This is not something we've done for fifteen years. We have, however, needed the help and you may've noticed jobs getting done a lot faster.

So how does it work? Well, a job is usually worth 1 pt, with CODE and LOOT being worth a little more. If a staffer accumulates 30 points, at the end of the month they may request a single PrP award for one character, or 5 RPP. Only one of these is possible, and it may be declined.

How has this changed the atmosphere in staff? It has, some. First, it's encouraged an ongoing, friendly competition. Staff can pull up their points list and see WHO IS AHEAD OF MEEEE, and so on. From that perspective, it's been kind of fun and we hope, helpful for the game as a whole. It has also begun to help us identify "invisible overhead." For example, if wiki updates get made, they are now a +job to ensure that task gets recorded. Since that work is now more visible, it should help us in reducing overhead in the longer term.

In addition to this, while they were never hidden, we've begun listing common staff alts in our +finger information.

Anyway, we wanted to let y'all know what's up. We welcome feedback, and look forward to seeing you both inscene and ongrid!

- Your Tenebrae Staff

February 24, 2018

Time Adjustment!

I've moved my geared-towards-new-players event to next Saturday, both to allow our newer players to acclimate to the game and weigh whether or not they can make it as well as to give myself a day to rest. I had serious insomnia Friday night and need to take Saturday to try to rest before I get sick. xD

ZombliePool

SNIP

Lahar Got Behind, Again!

Yeah. I got behind. XD Hey, I kept up with the IC rumors, and that's more important, right? ...right?? :D

January 13, 2018

Hey, folks! In the past, we've had a few 'Ongoing PrPs.' Sebropert, Selerik, Astaren, and others have run these and helped establish them as a medium on Tenebrae! Lately, Kisaiya picked them up and reminded this old beagle that one, HEY, THOSE ARE A THING, and HEY, THEY ARE PRETTY FRIGGIN AWESOME!

Ongoing PrPs are PrPs where PCs cause scenes to happen through roleplay and legwork. Usually, a GM opens a queue (or PCs do) and you're like: 'I do this thing.'

Based on your input, scenes happen. These plox will keep rolling via scenes, ongrid interactions, legworks, and whatever else needs to happen for the story. This makes them great for things like:

  • Skullduggery!
  • Exploration!
  • Problem-solving!
  • Investigation!

(They're pretty similar or even THE SAME THING to an arc\; it's just that the legwork thread adds this extra element of THINGS TO DO!)

SO! For the next two months, we'll be giving bonuses to these ONGOING PRPs. ...and any mini-arcs you'd like to run! Run one any time between now and the IDES OF MARCH, and at its completion, you'll receive an additional PrP bonus for an encounter at your level, with gold.

For any Ongoing PrPs, I'll also be awarding some BONUS RPPs to participating players, AND the GM, who partake actively in these Ongoing PrPs.

Come talk to me if you're curious or would like help. :3 As an aside, if you're wanting to involve a 'just two skill points per level' PC and are flailing, I wrote the darn RPP system. Come see me and I'll help you use it to flesh out your awesome story. Or, addcom tpk=TPK to join our GM's channel, as well! We have so many great folks here on Tenebrae, and each and every one of you are made of awesome. :3


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"The roads shall be painted teal!" announced the maddened hobgoblin king. And lo, his subjects bowed before him, and all roads from Hither to Yon became teal with bright green roses.


Recent Rumors in Alexandria

Kirday, Hattanan 31, 1020

Shrouded Wings!

Alexandria is finding that more came from Dragonier than just survivors. Whispers in the Underworld, and a few other places, persist that alongside the shattered families of Dragonier were pieces of its shattered government.

One of them is rumored to be the remains of its once-vaulted secret service, Shrouded Wings. If this is true, it would explain how they'd remained hidden so long.*

What is known of Shrouded Wings? A spy organization whose honor was inspired by the once world-famous Dragon Knights. They at one point, functioned at the upper levels of the Dragoneri government.

The Shrouded Wings may bring change to Alexandria's tumultuous underworld.

Maybe.

Or at least, what's left of them. The once-proud organization is like Dragonier itself: the barest shadow of what it once was, though perhaps, more legendary for all that.

OOC: We'd like to welcome Shrouded Wings to the Tenebrae family! The Shrouded Wings are former Dragoneri secret service, though like all Dragoneri survivors, they stand on a precipice. Unlike similar organizations, the Wings are inspired by honor, with skills in disguise and information gathering rather than lockpicking and stealth. ...now of course, they're on a shoestring budget, and their former contacts, their resources, their way of life, has faded away alongside their nation. And of course, every group in the Underworld hates every other group in the Underworld.

How they will survive? If they survive? Is up to YOU!

Details here: Shrouded Wings

OOC2: Looking for a story angle? The group only came to the spotlight due to the necessity of submitting a series of reports on Asumit and the abondment of certain Thulian shrines. Although the reports were sent anonmyously to the Alexandrian government, well. Whether you'd know this IC detail or not depends on your ties to various groups, so we leave it to your discretion and storymongering!


Kirday, Hattanan 24, 1020

Funeral Procession

The typical hustle and bustle of people in the Lower Alexandria Market District on the sunny early afternoon of Korday, Hattani 24th was set aside for a time as a procession of various people, mostly human, processed through the square lead by a Mourner of Vardama in full clerical regalia. Behind the cleric eight men in somber apparel bore a bier at shoulder height. Atop the bier laid a figure shrouded in pink and bedecked with a generous scattering of wildflowers. The scent of embalming spices carried on the light breeze. Behind the pallbearers followed a trio of professional lamenters, ostentatiously boo-hooing in flowing black robes and faces made up to exaggerate the appearance of profound grief. After them quietly followed with dignified gait a group of ordinary people dressed in the finery of grieving gentlefolk, one woman hardly restraining her apparently genuine sorrow for the dearly departed. As the procession passed, the public bystanders generally hushed, several of them doffing their headgear in respectful deference.

After the procession moved beyond the square, the normal hubbub gradually resumed, many whispering curiously about who the deceased might be and what might be the cause of death. Others speculated wildly, attributing it to an ancient curse, or a foul murder, or an accident. Among the rumors being bantied around, one seemsed to percolate through the idle chatter, however, claiming that a gentleman's daughter was heard to scream, but when the would-be rescuers arrived, all they discovered was her remains covered in a thick swarm of maggots. This assertion, although seeming to be becoming the general consensus has not been corroborated by any official statement.

Kirday, Hattanan 17, 1020

New round of Plushies

A new round of plushies are being shipped out to random children throughout the city of Alexandria. This time they are a themed as super heros!

Each of them is dressed up in a costume and come with a piece of candy! The children are loving them and playing with them including ones such as..

Captain Alexandria (Svarshan)
The Incredibly Sandy
Dr. Cesran
...and many more!

Kesenday, Hattanan 11, 1020

Goblin Prophesies End of Alexandri

From the crackpot file..

The local constabulary report having briefly detained a goblin and dark elf whom are prophesizing the end of Alexandria in three weeks. However, despite a claim that ley-portals will open into the city to permit a Fel Army into the market both the Alexandria Artificer's Guild and the Templars of the Holy Sword have clarified that after extensive divination on the topic there is no threat to the city.

And yet, sources reported just this morning that bands of adventurers had been dispatched into the Fel Wood to search for signs of Ley Portals within the forest.

Snarkie's Casino in Gobbertown has been offering 10,000:1 odds against the end of the city with Snarkie himself having said, "I invite anyone who believes this prophecy to come on down and enjoy their last weeks of exsistence! Bet on whether or not we'll survive and if we don't you could die a rich man!"

Kirday, Hattanan 10, 1020

Cutscene: Undoing an Invasion

[Exterior - Alexandrian Market - Alexandria]

It's an hour before dawn. The expansive lines of stalls are mostly deserted save the odd-merchant who has arrived early to setup and the handful of night's watch who patrol the ground. A small Gobber wanders the lanes between the stalls and is followed closely by one of the guardsman whom seems unnaturally enthralled with the fellow's activities.

"What if, there were no ley portals," Vomitdreg's hands work nervously together his pitched nasally voice a coarse whisper, "What if, there were no brain slugs. What if, we don't have to wear pink on Wednesdays.."

He stops suddenly and with an unsteady hand he opens his coat. A tiny pair of glowing orange eyes glare upward from their place within the large pocket that has been sewed into his garb, "Did it work, Zeroltheluz?"

No.

Vomitdreg's face twists with concern, "So, there are ley portals?!"

Maybe.

"What if, just this once, /you/ fix things?"

No.

The goblin closes his jacket in frustration. Tiny fingers reach into a component pouch hanging from his belt to produce a pinch of salt which he ingests. Knitting his hands back together to resume pacing, "What if, there were no ley portals.."

Ceriday, Bernfleur 14, 1020

Rumble at the Ox

Tavern brawls are seldom noteworthy in a town like Alexandria, they happen ever night almost. Some taverns might actually have scheduled ones for specific nights. However the rumors coming out of the Ox have to be heard to be believed.

"There was a giant woman there! She sung dirgies on her drum and was covered from head to toe in /blood/. How do you even wear blood!? She flung a man though a wall with her spite alone!"

"Well I heard there was a mighty warrior wizard involved! He tore the chandelier off the ceiling with his bare hands and summoned bolts of lightning!"

"Well I heard there was a sinister Mul'niessa there! Must have been an assassin or somethin' cause he was askin' all about that wanted girl! Maybe he's the one that did her in and is lookin' to cover his tracks!"

"I heard tell there was a barmaid there was a right valkyrie there! Weildin' her tray like a tower shield to protect the beer!"

"Oh that lass is a proper hero she is."

"Proper hero, aye. She even refused a drink afterwards!"

(All rumors subject to massive exaggeration by many drunken patrons!)

Kirday, Bernfleur 12, 1020

More?!

'...it was /her/ all along!" declares on reader, her eyes narrowed.

Mereth didn't abandon Dandy, or Jyrana it turns out. There's a new, shadowy figure in play...at least according to the latest Crimson Pen fanfic. Yes, fanfic. This one however, proports to be written by an "insider to the tale!"

It hints at a new villian. A figure in a cottage, her skeletal hands about an apple... a real lich of a woman, as it turns out.

Mereth, the manly hero of the Crimson Pen's work, suffered a terrible fate--fans thought--at the hands of the trecherous Jyrana, who was jealous of his love for Dandy. Mereth's death caused an uproar in Alexandria amonngst fans of the Pen's work for weeks, over the loss of his beloved, hirsute figure and his flexible pecs.

...could it have been this...lich...all along? Could Mereth have sacrificed his heroic manliness in a last-minute defense of Dandy AND Jyrana? Perhaps...as the author suggests...to protect an unknown love child??!

The author promises more tales to come, of this nefarious wi--lich, this "Granny Mandiel!"

And who is this strange girl with wings on artwork associated with this story?! Who can say? The answers to these questions, and more, will be resolved soon enough... assuming the completed fictions contents don't continue to leak like this. Either way, anticipation is building!'

Wanted Poster

A conversation overheard from a group ofGossipmongers clustered around a poster recently hung up on one of the bulletin boards of the Hope Theatre, stamped with the official seal of the Metropolitan Theatre Company of Alexandria. Depicted upon the parchment is a portrait of a woman that theatre goers and several denizens of the city would find familiar: Rori Lee, one of the theatre company's understudies. The scroll indicates that the woman is presently missing and a modest reward is being offered for information of her whereabouts.

Gossipmonger 1: Tends to happen to the pretty ones, doesn't it? The poor lass.

Gossipmonger 2: Wonder if it's connected to the incident the other day at the Warehouse Ward...

Gossipmonger 3: Eh? What do you mean?

Gossipmonger 2: Heard that there was some trouble at one of the guardhouses, something about a fire that wasn't a fire, and someone paid to have a prisoner held so he could murder her, himself!

Gossipmonger 1: What?! How terrible!

Gossipmonger 2: It's insidious business alright, and apparently, one of the guardsmen was in on it. Cousin of the Goldstone Brothers, word is they've been blaming hits on their caravans on the Mul lately and turns out they had a Mul in custody.

Gossipmonger 3: But what's that got to do with the missing understudy?

Gossipmonger 2: That's the confusing part. Apparently the understudy, or someone who looks like the understudy anyway....Captain Fullbright of the Alexandria Guard credited her for exposing the guardsman's corruption and after that happened, a riot suddenly broke out and the corrupt guardsman escaped! Seems like too much of a coincidence, innit?

Gossipmonger 1: I heard the Goldstone Brothers are denying any involvement, though. Something about how their cousin had been trading with their name for years but he was never actually part of their operations?

Gossipmonger 3: Still, can't deny there's something fishy going on with all of that. I mean, now someone responsible for turning the guards' eye towards them is missing? There /is/ such a thing as too much coincidence, you know...

(OOC: I'll be in Cabo for a few days, returning Monday. Send me a @mail if you have questions! Shivani and I will put something together when I get back.)

Variday, Bernfleur 09, 1020

Damn Nusiance

...damn nusiance," is overheard among merchants traveling from Khazad Duin. Some of them report a greater amount of theft when traveling from under the mountain. Some suggest increased attacks by muls, while others blame different, undermountain groups. The blame of muls is hardly surprising--the mul are well known parasites of khazad goods and merchantry. Either way, there is a minor stepping up of guards in that area.

Eliday, Bernfleur 08, 1020

Mereth Writes?!

Starting with those fanatical fans of the Crimson Pen's legendary tale of betrayal, romance and death, there are rumors of a new tale! One written from the perspective of the famous, and oiled-pec Mereth, Alexandria's own heart throb! When it will be released is anybody's guess but it's causing a certain buzz. Naturally, Alexandria's literary elite is turning up their nose to this, but it hasn't stopped salons from gathering, nor rumors on the street.

Mereth originally featured in the Crimson Pen's Trio of Romances series, involving the demure Dandy, the wicked Jyrana, and the marvelous Mareth! Mareth of course, found himself ultimately betrayed, in the Pen's wickedly written love tragedy...or was he?? Did Jyrana betray him, to gain Dandy's favor? Was it Dandy's plan all along, or did Mareth ever, truly die? Some fans have always denied the latter--that he was too marvelous, too flex-tacious to simply perish!



Ceriday, Bernfleur 07, 1020

More Plushies?

The "Blue Bloods" courier service has once again been comissioned to send out another wave of plushies. This one a set of all the greatest heros of Alexandria in heroric stances or forms. The new set includes Kneeling and Praying Svarshan, Rainbow Dragon Sandy, Rightous Fire Kore, Lucky Lucy, Karate Action Aya, and various others, including variations on the others.

People have also noticed that each Plushie is unique, slightly different then another. Each one has a tag with a number, and a letter next to it. Excitment has quickly risen as there might be a hidden message being sent with the plushies if one could gather all the letters and numbers.

Kesenday, Bernfleur 06, 1020

Pumpkin Problems

As heard in the beauty salons of Upper Alexandria's Nobility District, in hushed whispers and nervous giggles:

Elmyra leans in, whispering conspiratorially to Beatrice, "Is it really as big as they say it is?"

Beatrice offers a sly grin in return, answering in the same conspiratorial whisper. "I saw it with my very own eyes! It was the biggest I've ever seen! You wouldn't believe it! I didn't even think something that size would fit!"

Several of the patrons feign looking shocked, averting their eyes -- so that they can hear better*

Elmyra pretends not to notice the eavesdroppers. "Do you think it was magic? It has to be magic. That can't be natural."

Beatrice just shrugs. "I have no idea. Maybe it's just a blessing from the gods?All I know is that everyone in town is supposed to be getting a piece of it."

One of the patrons starts fanning herself, color rushing to her cheeks. It's probably a good thing she's already sitting down.

Elmyra's eyes widen. "Oh myyyy. How do you think it tastes?"

Candice, the beautician, whispers harshly, "Elmyra! That's not a question that you ask in polite company!"

Elmyra looks confused, turning to look at Beatrice. "Since when are giant pumpkins inappropriate subjects of conversation?"

"Pumpkins?" The other women lean back in their seats, looking a little disappointed. "What are you talking about?"

Beatrice rolls her eyes at the other women, sighing deeply. "This morning! They rolled in a giant pumpkin the size of a house! I thought the wagon was going to snap in half right there, the way the wood was squeaking. And those poor animals. Not to mention those -- 'adventurers' that came back with it. The whole mess of them looked like a sorry lot, like they just got back from a war. What could have been so hard about loading a giant pumpkin into a cart?"

Elmyra shakes her head. "You just can't find good help these days," she drones, flipping through the latest edition of Prestigious Moon's catalog. "Didn't you ask them where it came from?"

"Well, I -tried-," Beatrice answers in kind. "One of them was kind of bringing up the rear. A tsuran, I think. He had the bluest eyes. Anyway, I walked up to him, and he pointed a -stick- at me! Said --" Her voice gets a few tones lower, and gruffer, "Lady, I swear by all the gods of the Holy Order I am -not- in the mood today."

"Did you report him to the guards!?!" asks Candice.

"Did you file a complaint with the Guild?" asks Elmyra.

"Do you think he's single?" asks one of the women in the back. All eyes turn to her, disapprovingly. "What?!"

After a moment of uncomfortable quiet, Beatrice continues. "Anyway. Apparently, one of them's trying to make a giant pie out of it, from what I hear. Supposedly, the whole town is getting some, though I doubt even a pumpkin that size could feed the whole town. You'd think it would have been easier to just buy small ones. I hear the fields are coming up in record time lately!"

Kirday, Bernfleur 05, 1020

Something afoot with a Sunblade

"Didjas see that Sunblade at the temple thie mornin' Urg?"

"Sunblade? Dook, you know I ain't got time fer no hoity-toity priest o' no dragon! Why am I gunna be lookin' at a Sunblade?"

"No you Lulgijak! I mean da one what's been goin round with Mayhem's sister. Whassername?"

"Oh yeah, Murda. Yeah, I seen him a'fore, why?"

The orc lowers his voice a bit and says, "They 'us bringin in a wagonload o' stuff last night. Glick tole me about it. Said he seen him and three others unloadin a wagon with tools an' equipment. Look like they 'us cuttin up some boards fer somethin."

"What was they cuttin 'em for?" this one leans in and lowers his voice conspiriatorily, "Was they makin furniture or somethin? They already got all them gold lookin lights and stuff in there and Orl tole me tha other day that someone seen Murda in there lickin 'em a while back. I tole Orl he's fulla -"

"NO you nummy! They was cuttin boards up fer signs! Now shuddup an listen!" Dook glowers and snorts, "Look like they 'us postin up a bounty or summat. Then this after lunch, Kazid came in from out on a hunt, said he seen vellums board-posted ever mile on the tree lines near the Fel, warnin about Demons."

Urg's eyes are as big as saucers, "I doan truck wit no demons Dook. Not no more. Ever since great uncle Trang got caught by one what turned him into a dead thing still servin the demon. Thas bad juju Dook, you go pixie snatchin on yer own until them demons're dealt with."

"But...how'm I gonna make pixie paste if'n ya doan come wi..."

The conversation trails off as the two orcs move on down the street. A few other similar conversations can be heard around other parts of the city. The Sunblade in question has been known to frequent the Fernwood.

Kirday, Eatonis 29, 1020

Chief Engineer's Report: Airship R

Orally delivered to the Skyguild and recorded by the scribes:

Chief Engineer: "...yes, sir, that's correct. The ship was safely recovered, though not quite as intact as we'd hoped. It'd seen a bit more action than we thought, but we got the thing to fly alright. That wasn't the hard part. The weather was against us from the start. Wagons got stuck a few times, but we made it there. But that's when the monster showed itself."

Guildmaster: "So the damage was caused by a monster attack?"

Chief Engineer: "Eh... not exactly. The ones we hired on to help guard our workers... well... they tried, sir, but I think they were a little green. The one on the horse took awhile to get his bearings, but he stuck the thing pretty good. The ones with the bows put more holes in the ship than the monster. One of the ones with the sword, well, she spent most of her time trying to get her sword back out of the thing. And the goblins -- well -- we're not really sure what they were doing, but at least they didn't set the thing on fire again."

Guildmaster: "...so the hirelings caused the additional damage? And we -- paid these people?"

Chief Engineer: "Well, sir, we didn't lose any of the mechanics, so there's no death benefits to pay, no retraining time. All in all, I think we came out ahead."

Guildmaster: "I think I've heard enough. I'll sign off on the recovery bonuses. And let's keep this quiet for as long as we can. We have a reputation of competence, after all, even when hiring outside help..."

Chief Engineer: "Of course sir. Complete discretion."

Tariday, Eatonis 27, 1020

Plushies for all the Children!

Courier have been busy all over town, delivering to all the children of the city cute little plushies. The plushies are of a Mul'niessa noble woman wearing bright pink dress and mini umbrella, one of Sandy, one of Svarshan, and various other well known figures around town. The courier service is not fully aware of the client, but the money is good and the plushies appear harmless.

(This is relation to the Chaos Lich plot, feel free to bug Sandy or Svarshan ic about this! As most of the dolls are about them, or me Astaren)

Ceriday, Eatonis 24, 1020

Strange occurances

For the past few days, there have been strange gargoyle-like statues all over the city of Alexandria, mostly upon higher up structures such as the various temples, the castle and even the Adventurer's guildhouse.

The past night, however, a group of adventurers walked back into the city with a moss-like gargoyle bound up in a wagon. The statues of gargoyles disappeared while the moss-like gargoyle had been turned over to the Yggdrasil Union for study.

For more details on what happened, speak to Leisel, Hun'rar, Garak, Magnus, Kisaiya, Kira or Raethon.

Kirday, Eatonis 22, 1020

Continuing Buildup

The Alexandrian Airstation sure seems busy these days!

...and a whole lot of those ships seem to be military grade... MErcenaries, privateers and Alexandrian naval forces seem to be building up for *something*.

Variday, Eatonis 19, 1020

So Called Training

That so called training mission? I heard it was a full fledged military operation. Someone is trying ta stir something up. Something about lost spies or some-such trying to map the north or steal something important to the fiends. Bad mojo all around you know. I tell you one thing, the people that came off some of those ships weren't injured in any training exercises thats for sure!

ALEXANDROS TAKES TO THE SKIES!

Once again the brave sons and daughters of Alexandros take to the skies to train for the protection of their families and loved ones. Brave soldiers today successfully completed Operation Eastern Reach, meant to familiarize soldiers with the operation of our proud and effective airship fleet. One of the sharpest swords in our arsenal of defense the powerful Virtuous-class ships were a sight to be seen as they moved near the border of Skald. As much to train the crews as to remind the demonic forces to the east: that we are always watching and always ready.

So look to the skies citizens! Enlist today!

Kirday, Eatonis 15, 1020

Missing Children?

"Did you hear about those missing children?" The voice whispered, not wanting it to travel too far - fear running around the edges of the words.

"Who hasn't? It's nearly an epidemic. Thank goodness they're not disappearing within Alexandria." A sigh of relief to punctuate this, and then a lean in, "But did you hear that they were all seen with a 'white puppy' before going missing?"

"No, I didn't hear that. Oh that's creepy."

(OOC: This is a rumor to go along with the plot: The Missing Kids. See Talia, Morgan, Taleth, Kore, Monahi, Deak, or Sorscha for more information.)

Tariday, Eatonis 13, 1020

A Subtle Tension

"...you're certain of it?" The two priests sat in a darkened room, papers laid in front of them.

"Yes. That business with the shrines is just another nail in the coffin. The alliances are shifting. I have my money on that business with Heth as the cause of it." A sigh, "I just thought we'd have more time."

"Are the marriages still going on?"

"Three, in the last month, and more before that."

Silence fills the time, a look exchanged between them.

"...great," the first one says, at length. He drops into a nearby chair, and rubs at his forehead. "We're hearing the usual propaganda from that corner, I take it?"

"Aye, about being misunderstood, Taara being the faith of personal empowerment and choice, freedom to choose. Maugrim being... Unfairly stereotyped and about self-esteem, honor, and respect. All of that. It isn't anything you don't hear out of Charn, normally. It's just effective--"

"--because on our side we have people who want things better. I get it," the priest says, closing his eyes. "I'll start talking with my own, help them identify that sort of doublespeak. Fighting for what's right, just, and good, doesn't mean we're stupid or ignorant of their rhetoric."

"If alliances are firming up again with the old guard, there'll be stronger grabs for power. More effective slave routes, more experiments. More pressure on our allies, maybe on Myrddion to get their sh--to get themselves together. It's too soon to tell the extent of what this means. But, we may see a stronger Charn before this is done."

"How many marriages have there been?"

The one priest looks to the other.

"I hoped that I was wrong. Yeah."

"Maybe we let them think good is stupid," the first muses. "Let their egos fill in the rest. ...let's keep this quiet, for a little while. Get the word out."

"Mm, the quiet approach. I get it."

The acolyte, overhearing, hurries away.

OOC: Rumors like these are growing among the faithful. Quietly, but there's a growing sense of wariness. The marriages referred to are between members of the Maugrimite and Taaran temples and faithful.

Ceriday, Eatonis 10, 1020

I Just Needed Tha Money...

The Watch has accosted several bandits who were in it they say, because they "Just needed tha money." A post some weeks ago advertising gold paid for corpses, and two for a child's, wasn't taken seriously.

...by most locals. However, it's inspired some hopefuls. Enough, the Watch says, that they'll be seeking help with the matter. We'll publish more as this develops.

OOC: This ties into the Chaos Lich arc!

Kesenday, Pryntar 16, 1020

Arwenieniallwehns Adopt!

The Tribune is pleased to announce the adoption of the young Avelia by Lady Sandiel and Lady Myrana Arwenieniallwehn. The adoption was observed by two practitioners of faith, both of Daeus and Eluna, and subsequently blessed. The legal paperwork was signed and filed by a mage of the Progressive Arcanists.

Welcome to the world, young Avelia!

Eliday, Pryntar 11, 1020

Daughter of Dragons

A particular avid reader of the Crimson Pen with great hair has recent been able to put together clues from the writing that Lady Sandiel (a woman who used to go by the name Sandrake'ial'unatha before coming to Alexandria) used to be engaged to a dragon! See, her name was actually a direct reference to the draconic blood she too has as it turns out that her grandmother's aunt was actually a chromatic dragon and that blood passed down to Sandy through a twist of fate. Her name Sand DRAKE is a literal from the trade language, with -ial meaning daughter of, and unatha is niece. So you see, she's really the niece's daughter of a real dragon!

Alley Makeover

Last night there was a strange commotion in the Lower Market, starting with a number of refugees and homeless being forceably evicted from the alley where they had taken shelter for the night. Under implied threat of violence, the unfortunate victims were escorted to a nearby inn, were they were provided with warm rooms and hot stew.

Shortly thereafter a large gang of ruffians and ner-do-wells descended upon the alleyway, with carts of likely stolen and illicit goods. Though lights could be seen from the site of the crimes, large tarps had been errected to shield the miscreants from prying eyes. Though the Watch was alerted, they were unable to summon sufficant forces to safely approach during the darkest hours of the night. At this time there is no word if the Guild of Explorers was contacted.

Morning light has seen the crime scene scrubbed clean of evidence of what exactly transpired. Also scrubbed clean were layers of dirt and grime, as well as the removal of accumulited trash. There is also a fresh coat of paint, with several of doors and windows to the alley repaired or replaced. One can only imagine what sort of villain would clean and repair one of the poorest parts of the city without fanfare or warning, leaving the poor souls who live there warm and well fed.


Kesenday, Pryntar 09, 1020

Huh What?

There are a few whispers that there was things were happening at the Lower Trades Market. The problem is, the closer people get to the market district, the less people remember what happened.

One thing that CAN be confirmed, however, is that people heard gunshots and there are signs of a fight there.

Kore and Arisha have the full story, but Celeste, Deak, Walery, and Kaelyn have a few recollections of the fight, but not why they were there.


Eliday, Pryntar 04, 1020

The Frigate Revenant

A new frigate pulled into port a few days ago along with a brig that was running escort. Both ships looked to have seen some heavy fighting, and the frigate looks to taken the brunt of it. Soon after arrival carpenters were enlisted en masse to fix up both ships and make them seaworthy.

While this alone is worthy of a rumor, and the fact that forty some-odd men and women of different race were escorted off the Frigate, it's not just that which has piqued interest. Rumor has started to travel like wildfire that this was a Charnese Naval vessel - the Revenant.

Did Alexandria just attack a Charnese ship?

(OOC: This is in relation to the plot: Inmost Sea-capades. See Kore, Amythyst or Kaelyn for more information. Additional legwork can be made, I will respond to any/all as quickly as I can.)

Ceriday, Vhast 27, 1020

Engagement at the Fernwood

Conquerer Ravifan announced his engagement to a young, though well-ranked Shadowveil, Aritha Korivani. "We're quite happy," the Conquerer said as the happy couple made the announcement at the Fernwood. "While we realize it's an unusual step to be open about our marriage, we do so in the hope it will help others understand us."

"Such openness is long overdue," Aritha Korivani added, noting that similar arrangements are happening across Ea.

How...wonderful!

Kesenday, Vhast 26, 1020

New Art Installment!

The Artificer's Guild is pleased to announce another addition to their Paintings of the Future! collection. The recent installment includes a painting of a future, artifice-enabled prosthetic.

Visitors are encouraged and welcomed at any time during business hours to experience these Visions of the Future!

Tariday, Vhast 23, 1020

Roadside Banditry on Paws!

Travelers along Alexandros' northern roads towards Blar will be pleased to experience greater safety in the days ahead. A group of bandits that have been harrying caravans have been dispatched by Alexandrian adventurers. One of the bandits was even brought back for for trial.

The small but growing community of Dragonier refugees and Arvek Nar also received a boon in the way of supplies, as the adventurers were able to both return supplies that had been taken, and also donated some of the surplus that was given to them for their work. What wasn't given to the Adventurers in payment was divvied up between the Community, the temple of Serriel, and a new charity called the Animal Care Kennel (or ACK! for short).

Kesenday, Vhast 19, 1020

A Bitingly Good Time?

After a late-night drinking event gone wrong, two druids got into it and ended up summoning a tornado. Alexandria being on a peninsula out to the sea, this quickly picked up sea creatures and debris.

In other words, a sharknado hit Alexandros' shores late last night. The involved druids are understandably chagrined, and are spending hours in community service cleaning up the mess.

Kirday, Vhast 18, 1020

Shenanigans Reported!

The Watch reported shenanigans yesterday at the great library. Reports suggest a summoning-or-other gone wrong. A multi-headed hydra appeared on the scene, rending precious, precious books and arcanists alike before finally being subdued by daring adventurers!

Tariday, Vhast 16, 1020

Drinking Contest Winner!

The Ox-Strength is pleased to report the winner of tonight's drinking contest, Captain Delra Coalsbrew! The Ox hosts drinking contests every night, or whenever patrons are desperate enough to--that is, whenever patrons are willing to take part of our damn fine brews!



Tariday, Vhast 16, 1020

Forget Yuletide, It's Thultide!

Another crypt has been uncovered in Alexandria today that is sure to leave the denizens more than a little worried about what may be near their own homes. Citizens report sounds of cackling noises heard when passing by. Others suggest that behind the Watch's guardrails lie tombs of grotesque horrors! What originally was considered prime real estate and redeveloped by the luckless Kashani family is now sanctioned off by the Verdaman Temple and the Watch as a scene for Thulite worship the likes of which hasn't been seen in Alexandria.

Reports trickle in of other worship sites being uncovered, though the Tribune has been unable to verify these sources so far. Reports suggest some sites may be the hosts of ancient Thulian artifacts and arcane rituals. Others suggest that one may contain access to an ancient book of necromantic powers.

Several people witnessed adventurers going in and out of at least one site, which fortunately or unfortunately, may add credibility to the above reports.

OOC: This relates to the Crypts plotline. Please RP with Verna, Serraphine, Heinrich, Gregor, Josselyn, or Arisha to get involved!

Eliday, Vhast 14, 1020

Sign Posted After Attack

In response to the recent raid on their ovens, Stoneworks' Calzone has posted a new sign:

Calzones so good, even the Hells falls to temptation!

Another sign posted adds: Smiting practice available after hours.

Demon Salsa

Do you like Spicy? Do you like to breath fire? Do you like to fight evil?

Well we have the spice of all spices for you! Demon Salsa, the hottest dip around for all of your taste senses! Guarenteed to make your mouth burn and to breath fire! Endorsed by the famous paladin Svarshan! Come on down to the Golden Cookie Bakery to try our great variety of foods.

Disclaimer: Made out of real demons. If you feel the urge to do evil acts such as pillage, plunder, murder, steal candy from babies, lie, cheat, steal, conqure neigboring countries, take hostages, raise dead to fuel your evil empire with undead for their mindless obedience, or take change out of change jars at a service counter you may be being corrupted. Please consult your cleric.

Ceriday, Vhast 13, 1020

Rainbow Dragon Illustrations Wanted

The Tribune seeks illustrations and accounts of the rumored Rainbow Dragon of Alexandria! We are partnered with the local Temple of Navos, who is offering a small reward for verified illustrations regarding this matter.

OOC: Sketch an image of the Rainbow Dragon for publication (stick figures count!) and send it in. Receive double GM Noms! Please email to: <login to game to see email address>. :D


Update: What a Response!

The following illustrations are being added to the Navosian Archives. Thank you!

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Slaves and Bombs

Just a heads-up. Atleti is looking into how to reverse the Charneth's latest trick, of turning living creatures into scarred bombs. He'll be at the celebration tonight if anyone would like to RP about it, or arrange to RP after.


Kesenday, Vhast 12, 1020

Calzone Thieves!

Evidently the food at Stoneworks is quite amaising! Amaising enough that midget fire imps or something like it raided the oven there and stole a large number of cooking Calzone! Is this restaraunt so popular that other planar beings are starting to frequent the place? Rumor also has it that a few intreped adventuerers were able to drive these little creatures off, though many calzone were stolen in the process!

Gilday, Vhast 03, 1020

Stormgardian Disease Sprouts in Al

Readers of the 'Alexandrian Rummagepost' will be no doubt familiar with its recent spate of rumors, about a Miniature Yeti.

<What follows is a copy of the Rummagepost's image, which appears to be a well-done illustration of Kisaiya in a large fur coat.>

The 'Rummagepost' reports: Some people are trying to figure out exactly what it is this strange being might be. While some think it's just local Alexandrian, Kisaiya, having sprouted a bunch of extra hair for the winter through some arcane manipulations and esoteric hair spells, others say it's probably not a hair spell at all and indicitive of something much more sinister.

What the image represents not clear. The Rummagepost went on to report other possibilities, including the possibility of miniature yetidom.

While normally it is not the practice of the Tribune to report on other papers' work, this report potentially concerns Alexandrian public health, and we thought it prudent to weigh into the discussion. We presented the reports and illustration to two separate experts within Alexandria.

Dr. Pherbius Sand writes to us that this case is a warning sign.

"Yeterius Spontaneous is a disease that originates in the Stormgarde region," he writes us. "It comes on in the winter, and is usually associated with the lucht race. However, it has been known to strike other species."

When asked what Yeterius S. is, exactly, the reports we were given indicate that it appears to be the sudden and usually irreversible growth of hair all over one's body. In addition, the individual may develop a sudden, stooped-over position and be prone to grunts.

However, Alexandria has reported only one case of this disease so far, and we encourage citizens not to worry. However, if you do spot an individual with this condition, please report them immediately to the Soldier's Defense.

Gilday, Kael 27, 1019

Assault on Mictlan

A Chaneth Noble mounted an assault on Mictlan in clear violation of Alexandrian territorial rights. Charn officials quickly denounced their activities, although only after word of the noble's failure had reached them. According to the few Charneth survivors that were captured, the entire incident was started because of the Alexandrian adventurers destroying the Merchant ship Aloft Seaker. Though a number of people have stepped forward to point out that the Aloft Seaker could very well be the Oft Sea, a notorious pirate ship and known slave runner of sith-makar.

The attack on Mictlan was repelled by a number of adventurers and local tribesfolk. Elisabeth, the unshakable. Raethon, the quick of wit. Nadara, the wise and sure. Bors, the destroyer. Ilmig, the brave. And a newcomer, Atleti, the Avenger. These six are the heroes of the hour in Mictlan, saving the town and serving as the backbone to the repelling force. A banquet is to be thrown in their honor, and the Speaker Caste is reported to be honoring them specifically at it. According to sources, the Speaker Caste are something of diplomats, and only appear at special occasions.

Amongst those at Mictlan prior to the attack were Durrankar and Un'eth, two druids of well reknown who safely aided a number of wounded of Mictlan out of the area prior to the Assault. Without their influence the civilian casualties at Mictlan would've been far more substantial.

Tensions between Charn and Alexandria have risen again, though neither side is willing to take blame for any of the events leading up to this. Charn officials were unwilling to offer opinion on the creation of the Sith-makar suicide bombers seen being sent into Mictlan prior to the attack. The Sith were said to have scars that slowly etched onto their skin like a curse that diminished their health, and upon death exploded. If you see any Sith-makar with scar-like markings who look unwell, inform the Watch immediately.

OOC: This is part of the Silver and Sith arc!



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