Chapter 16, page 3

April 18th, 2019, 11:00 pm

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Dragonrider April 18th, 2019, 11:52 pm
She's not making friends and allies. At this rate a food taster and full body armor gonna be the order of the day.
Merceneiress April 21st, 2019, 10:54 am
@Dragonrider: Indeed, but if she remains teacher's pet she may be protected.
Ganurath (Guest) April 19th, 2019, 12:20 am
Is that a non-live action teenager with acne? One where the acne doesn't exist as part of an over the top caricature of teenagers, or a specific subculture thereof? I never thought I'd see the day!
Merceneiress April 21st, 2019, 10:56 am
@Ganurath: There are so many gorgeous models with perfect complexion available on DAZ 3D, but she was perfect! Even the best magical creams can't get rid of all of her acne!
Guesticus (Guest) April 19th, 2019, 2:07 am
This is where only reading what they say is a drawback: can't 'hear' tone with text
Guesticus (Guest) April 19th, 2019, 2:19 am
Itsy and Bitsy need have no fear of Lil Tir taking their position as Prime Minister: she's going straight for Queen :D
Merceneiress April 21st, 2019, 10:57 am
@Guesticus: haha -- hmmm...more food for thought regarding future scripting...
robnot (Guest) April 20th, 2019, 8:55 am
no , no , no .. itsy & bitsy are doing it wrong... as with any 'magic user' , the more armor you ware, the less potent your magic....
heh jk..
Guesticus (Guest) April 21st, 2019, 6:15 am
@robnot: they are actually wearing less than Lil Tir :P
E Hines (Guest) April 21st, 2019, 8:55 am
@robnot: No Eritha looks more POed than anything, perhaps because she--a Fifth Year--has to do the same drill as a two-month tyro, and do it standing next to her to boot. Grace, on the other hand, looks like she's just walking through the drill.
Tirin the Younger seems to be the only one actually focused and concentrating. She still has, though, a child's level of tact, and that triggered the lazy snowflake.
Be an interesting "fight" between the snowflake and the Master-Magician-to-be, too. It would move quickly beyond mere fisticuffs.
Eric Hines
Merceneiress April 21st, 2019, 10:58 am
@E Hines: Yes, that would be quite a fight...hmm (more ideas for future scripting)...
Guesticus (Guest) April 21st, 2019, 3:45 pm
@E Hines: believe you may have gotten the Magi-brats mixed up:- Grace is the one who got pissed off at Lil Tir
E Hines (Guest) April 21st, 2019, 4:18 pm
@Guesticus: Yep. The snowflake.
Eric Hines
Guesticus (Guest) April 23rd, 2019, 10:32 am
@E Hines: just, you said Eritha was the one PO'ed and Grace was basically 'just walking through the drill'
E Hines (Guest) April 23rd, 2019, 1:46 pm
@Guesticus: Yep. Making Grace the snowflake.
Eric Hines
robnot (Guest) April 21st, 2019, 9:15 am
hence; jk = joking .. in D&D any armor (non-magical) on a magic user, lessened the magic ..
an Eritha has the most, followed by lil Trin, then Grace with shoulders, an possibly gloves...
Merceneiress April 21st, 2019, 10:53 am
@robnot: Yes, that was the definite rule for D&D! Eritha has compromised by wearing armor that gives her 3+ shield.
Guesticus (Guest) April 21st, 2019, 3:50 pm
@Merceneiress: never did agree with that stupid 'rule'
If it was about 'natural' materials and 'ease of movement of limbs', then a simple sleeve-less leather jerkin would work: it's natural (being made from animal skin), it has no sleeves (to interfere with 'finger-twiddling') and not too tight (to prevent breathing 'problems' when it comes the vocal components)
Similar reason why having them restricted to stave or short dagger was just as stupid
E Hines (Guest) April 21st, 2019, 4:25 pm
@Guesticus: I'm not familiar with the rules of D&D, but if the dagger was allowed to be used in concert with the stave, that's not all bad. In any fight, the large weapon--stave or sword--is just for distraction's sake. The kill comes from the dagger.
Still, a rule that limits the weapons rather than leaving it up to the fighter's choice, is...stupid.
Eric Hines
Guesticus (Guest) April 23rd, 2019, 10:26 am
@E Hines: admittedly, a mage's primary 'weapon' were their spells, butt when they were limited to just being able to have a few 'memorized' at a time, leaving them to rely on an overgrown stick or a sharp toothpick was stupid
robnot (Guest) April 22nd, 2019, 4:37 pm
not allowed,, an this is a magic user ,, not a fighter.. the dagger is a spell component.. an unless magical, as defense only does 1d4 damage (usually at -1 damage cuz of no training.)
the staff is a large wand.. an NOT used as a staff weapon (bo, quarter staff.)can be used as a defense, but not recommenced.. (if broke magic items tend to explode.!!)
finally,, armor,, rules listed ANY armor.. non magical (an most of the magic armor, unless special rules met...)
Guest April 23rd, 2019, 10:29 am
@robnot: hardened leather is non magical, and can be secured without any metal (to get past yet another stupid rule about metal interfering with spells)
robnot (Guest) April 24th, 2019, 10:19 am
@Guest: again i agree.. BUT rule book says.... and it includes padded cloth (like a Gambeson)..
so. to get around that,, i have them take non metal armor to a mage shop,, an cast a permanent self cleaning cantrip on it (1g) ..
Guesticus (Guest) April 25th, 2019, 3:36 am
@robnot: wait, the armour has to be magical? o_O
And, most times, the rules are meant to be guidelines rather than solid unchanging Commandments
robnot (Guest) April 22nd, 2019, 4:54 pm
just to clarify,, i made a joke about D&D.. not about how Merceneiress runs his world..
an at Guesticus.: i agree,, give em some thing more than a bath i under stand that most if mage life is studies,, but if they want to learn a weapon (as a last resort.) , i'm all for that too..
Guesticus (Guest) April 23rd, 2019, 10:36 am
@robnot: not expecting them to be a master with a sword or anything, butt an hour a day every other day should be enough for them to at least know how to use it well it
Heck, Gandalf used a sword quite regularly, and was very proficient in its usage
robnot (Guest) April 24th, 2019, 10:28 am
@Guesticus: Yes.! proof in concept.. i do medieval recreations 2 if not 3 times a week,. a year ago a gal joined (with no training.) she trains once a week, for about 2 hours.. now she is a combat squire, getting ready to take her first level combat knighting.!!
Merceneiress April 24th, 2019, 10:45 am
@robnot: That's awesome! That doesn't sound easy to do (medieval recreations)!
Guesticus (Guest) April 25th, 2019, 3:34 am
@robnot: sometimes, they are called 'Battle Mages' (or 'Battle Priests' if they are clerics)
Recreationists sound fun, as long as you don't get the ones who insist on everything being 110% completely authentic (including what type of undergarments were, or were not, worn)

Have always wanted to do something like that, weapon of choice for me would be a pair of two-foot long fighting sticks (whatever you want to call them), may not do as much damage as a sword, butt they will still hurt like heck and not even full plate armour will save the target :D
Not sure if the sticks would be made of hardened wood or metal, butt would probably add a length of sharpened metal (like an oversized razor-blade) at the ends for when a little slicing is called for >:}

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