OOC Thread: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies

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Re: OOC Thread: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies

Unread post by Artorius » 13 Jun 2019, 13:12

Lets roll!

(10 characters....)
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Re: OOC Thread: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies

Unread post by Fieranor of Imladris » 13 Jun 2019, 13:16

Hehe, I know... my own limitation got me the other day, too. I have my reasons, however, LOL.
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Unread post by Eadnes » 13 Jun 2019, 15:14

OK. Just so I get it right¬! :)
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Re: OOC Thread: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies

Unread post by Fieranor of Imladris » 14 Jun 2019, 12:08

Alright, I promised I would eventually write up a paper about how the Experience system in our game of The One Ring works, and I finally got it done. For those of you who are even remotely interested, you can download and read it, here. I welcome any feedback you may have, and I do intend to restructure my formula's to better account for XP that has been earned in the game. Look out, folks, you might have more XP coming to you... :D
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Re: OOC Thread: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies

Unread post by Artorius » 15 Jun 2019, 15:13

And from the 10 character minimum to my most recent post!

Apologies that a number of my posts are very long, I find myself very passionate with this character and story and I find myself writing maybe more than others. I hope this is not seen as a bad thing or that I am trying to "one up" any of you. You all have fascinating additions to the ongoing tale and I enjoy being apart of it.
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Re: OOC Thread: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies

Unread post by Fieranor of Imladris » 15 Jun 2019, 15:22

Don't you DARE apologize for writing your heart on these pages!!! We may not all read everything you, or anyone else, always writes and the good Lord knows I can write reams of pages, but when each of you writes and adds something good to this story we have shared for the past four-plus years, you honor all of us with your words. I don't know about you, but I don't think any of us would have it any other way. :D

My friends, the afternoon grows late, the shadows on Earth long, and I will have to wait to compose the latest post until later, this evening. I love the writing all of you do, haphazard and incomplete or jubilant and thought-filled, so please feel free to put all the writing you desire in these forums. They will be preserved as much as I possibly can; I back up the database once per month, typically, though after five years I prune old files out, and I can, at least to the best of my knowledge, always reconstruct the phpBB bulletin board to get the information back, should I need to. Indeed, I have all versions of phpBB from 2.0.7 to present; that's versions of the software from 2003 to now.

Later, my friends.

I'm going to tell you all this before I forget, even though the day is not until tomorrow, but for you Father's out there, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!! :D
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Re: OOC Thread: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies

Unread post by Fieranor of Imladris » 15 Jun 2019, 21:23

Bryce, the poem you wrote in your most recent post, that feels original to me; did you write that?
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Re: OOC Thread: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies

Unread post by Artorius » 16 Jun 2019, 00:40

It is a song that I have made minor changes to, the original is a piece created by the most fantastic of gaming composers, Jeremy Soule for Guild Wars 2. The lyrics are sung by a Serbian artist called Asja Kadrić.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOMQxVtbkik

I do not like to copy songs exactly, so I make changes but keep the original flow as I find these tunes really relatable to Middle Earth and I like to introduce these pieces into the universe.
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Re: OOC Thread: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies

Unread post by Fieranor of Imladris » 16 Jun 2019, 07:31

That is some absolutely beautiful music.

I believe there was a historical point, perhaps a few, where Europe and, individually, the UK went through stage(s) of turmoil that changed the social fabric forever, though a great many of the traditions and love came through unscathed, or changed in only minor ways. Today, because of those changing times, untold beauty comes out of these nations, again, songs with lyrics and music so beautiful as to be haunting. I hope that for my nation, again, as it is in serious upheaval right now.

Thank you for sharing that beautiful song, Bryce.
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Re: OOC Thread: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies

Unread post by Aethelwulf » 18 Jun 2019, 10:09

Hi guys, apologies for being busy. This week is the last week of my online class, will be able to post more regularly after this week.
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Re: OOC Thread: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies

Unread post by Fieranor of Imladris » 18 Jun 2019, 11:50

Rock on! Thank you for letting us know. Fortunately, we've got at least a week-and-a-half to finish what we're doing, now and the follow-up Fellowship Phase.
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Re: OOC Thread: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies

Unread post by Rosco » 19 Jun 2019, 01:52

Hope that scene works - I didn't want to get in the way of anyone else's RP there, so that part can happen at any point in the party, though I imagine it later in the night.

I think that Rosco had little interest in news gathering or preparing for anything once the celebration began. He may have to get caught up by others later - he is in his element and won't be listening to dark words any time soon!

PS: The song, of course, is "Errantry" from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
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Re: OOC Thread: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies

Unread post by Fieranor of Imladris » 19 Jun 2019, 09:47

"Errantry". Unfortunately, I've not read those adventures, as yet. I'm afraid I'm a "late bloomer" when it comes to my love for Tolkien; in truth, I didn't get started exploring anything about Middle-earth until the "Fellowship of the Ring" came out in '01, though I'd read parts of the combined Lord of the Rings in novel form some years earlier. I have yet to finish the Hobbit or Lord of the Rings (about halfway through on both books), though I'm only pages from the end of The Silmarillion and I've read, in its entirety, The Children of Hurin. I have read all but Oaths of the Riddermark and The Laughter of Dragons for this game, to be at least somewhat informed.

I wonder if Colin Rudd has done Errantry on YouTube? A reading of it, here. And one version of it in song, hehe.
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Re: OOC Thread: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies

Unread post by Artorius » 19 Jun 2019, 14:00

As mentioned in my post, I can rewite the bottom bit if Rosco and Aethewulf would like to have an RP with introductions and talkings and agreeing to join the fellowship? I want to leave it in your courts and we can craft something from your decisions.
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Re: OOC Thread: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies

Unread post by Fieranor of Imladris » 19 Jun 2019, 14:33

Brilliant. I love it.

My friends, I am finally ready for the new Fellowship Phase. However, a conversation seems to have been struck in the main thread, so I'll let it go one more day, at least. The role-playing is important, more so than just trudging along, though if I sense things are slowing any more, I'll simply move ahead. :)
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