Post by Sir Caedric Moore on Nov 13, 2017 14:35:02 GMT -8
If you ally yourselves with Outlaws, does that not also make you Outlaws? I mean, Lenfald already seceded from Roawia and declared sovereignty, so you were kind of Outlaws to begin with Not that Loreos is much better - Kinglsayers
Post by Sir Caedric Moore on Oct 26, 2017 5:09:20 GMT -8
Excellent write-up, Excalibur! You've got a knack for describing scenery to set a mood. Well, we still have to set up a poll to vote for best fishing duo/write-up, but I figure since you guys all tied for second (and I also got best total catch?) I should be excluded from that poll Personally, I like the varying locations; it keeps the game interesting and lets the player decide how to spend his/her points - do you play it safe and try to stock up on smaller fish, or go for broke and chase that monster? It's definitely a gamble, and I like to try out different locations and point spreads every year. AK - Ooh, winter challenge!
Post by Sir Caedric Moore on Oct 16, 2017 18:12:28 GMT -8
Hey there, all you Sandy-pants, Tree-huggers, and No-good-nicks Polite: The lot of you have, by all appearances, become rather reticent and withdrawn, of late. Casual: Y'all been quiet. Methinks we need a GC to spice things up; get those rivalries flowing.
Post by Sir Caedric Moore on Oct 15, 2017 6:08:07 GMT -8
Here's my entry: The Wyvern. It's the sister ship to The Dragon's Blood that I built for the last tourney, but modified slightly. I plan on building a larger ship next time
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-The Wyvern-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Always eager to prove his skills, boat-builder and fisherman Torreg "Bison" Njordson has crafted another longship dubbed The Wyvern and having spent the last few seasons on the waters of Garheim, Bison's skills are as finely-honed as ever. His usual companion Fornmir Sharkbait - a Dwarf of the Silverore Clan - has been too busy the last few seasons to fish much and the two bearded Garhims are excited to be in one another's company once more. "No fish shall outswim The Wyvern, Fornmir," Bison laughed, leveling his trident at the shark that thrashed about in the waters beside the boat. "Huh..." Fornmir rumbled in a gravely voice, smirking. "This gives me Deja Vu."
Fisherman : Torreg "Bison" Njordson Skills : Lure - 1, Skill - 3, Luck - 2 Location : The Howling Seas Q2, W6, S6 Bison has chosen to test his skills and luck once again on the treacherous waters of the Howling Seas, insisting on using his "trusty" lures he crafted for the First Annual Fishing Tournament. With his new longship "The Wyvern", Torreg is confident he and his Dwarven friend can conquer any seas.
Fisherman : Fornmir Silverore a.k.a. Fornmir Sharkbait Skills : Lure - 2, Skill - 2, Luck - 2 Location : Skraborg Bay Q2, W3, S4 The past couple of years in the Shard Mines have been a busy time for Fornmir leaving him with less time to fish than usual. Time away from the water has lessened his skills a bit so he doesn't feel up to fishing Kregand's Crater this year, but Fornmir feels luckier than he has in the past and with lures he still insists are of "the best Dwarven craftsmanship" he has chosen to ply his craft on the waters of Skraborg Bay. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- As always, comments and criticism are welcome and appreciated Ronin
Post by Sir Caedric Moore on Oct 10, 2017 19:29:07 GMT -8
I've had a busy couple weeks renovating a basement, but my entry is almost in ship-shape and will be up before the trot-line deadline. Hopefully when I win there won't be too much anchor anger from the rest of you
I believe this was done to give smaller factions a chance at winning (population between the factions vary greatly and this evens the playing field).
I know; I'm one of the people who fought against a strictly participation-based scoring system as my own faction has been dominated in past GCs due to this. I'm just suggesting some sort of booby prize for participating
Post by Sir Caedric Moore on Sept 21, 2017 16:47:03 GMT -8
Here's my first freebuild for September.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-Black Loch Watchtower-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The Valeguard Commander's cloak swirled and snapped in the wind that tugged at it as it blew across the Loch and over the ramparts of the tower. Caedric brushed his hair from his face with a gloved hand and looked out over the waters of Black Loch, watching as white clouds scudded across the blue sky reflected in the waters' surface. Boats were moving about like water skimmers; longships and fishing vessels returning from farther out on the Loch or from Jharton Bay slid smoothly to the docks by the Dragon Gate while schooners and rowboats lazily made their way around the rocky shore. The mountains came down close to the city on this size of the loch and the valley, their sides bathed in the fog and mists that rose off the surface of the loch were sparsely vegetated yet covered in a patterning of different shades of moss and lichens. A pair of mountain goat kids chased each other up and down the slick boulders while the larger adults grazed farther up the hillside on patches of tough grass.
Caedric had come to the top of the tower to get some fresh air; the store room below had only arrow slits, aside from the stained glass windows, and neither provided much air flow. A captain of the Vigil was also below, outfitting the Valeguard's newest recruit with his new livery and gear, and Caedric had seen this sort of thing hundreds of times.
"Ah, the tunic fits ye nicely," the captain said through a thick Garhim accent, smiling at Tytos Jorin as he gazed about the store room. "Give that sword a few swings to get the feel of it and grab anything else ye need - a bow, arrows, a shield, what have ye - then head up to the top; the Commander is waiting for you."
"Aye, sir," Tytos replied, then watched as the Valeguard soldier thudded his way up the wooden staircase, his footsteps echoing through the tower as he ascended. Tytos couldn't believe the day had finally come: he was in the Valeguard. A real knight. "Well," he thought, "a recruit, but a recruit leads to a soldier and a soldier becomes a knight." He smiled despite himself and swung the short sword a few times, fighting the invisible foe he imagined before him. He took a wide stance, as sir Hollander had shown him, on the rug beneath him and went through what he remembered of the drills, moving from one position to another.
"Aye..." he said aloud, to himself. "This is where I belong. Courage. Honor. Loyalty. For Garheim." -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- As always, comments and criticism are welcome and appreciated! Ronin
Post by Sir Caedric Moore on Sept 21, 2017 15:36:35 GMT -8
Congrats to the Outlaws on their (first?) victory! Excited for the next story update and the following GC - hopefully something back on the mainland.
Comments - Stiff competition this time; some really great builds from every faction. Criticism - Participation points at the moment have little bearing on the final tally. Although Garheim tied for most participation, we got nothing after the preliminary round leaving us dead last. My two cents (that I know I've voiced before ). I also think that the categories for this one ought to have come down to the themes rather than the sizes i.e. "Ambush", "Defend the Camp", "Run through the Jungle", "The Industrious Homeland", etc.
Post by Sir Caedric Moore on Sept 19, 2017 14:40:41 GMT -8
Excellent! I trout thought it was never going to get here! I may or bay may not have already started my entry a few dace days ago. I wonder who all will make up the cast this year Let's set this thing in ocean motion!
I also officially request that we make this a bi-annual event - the Fishing Tourney is too much fun
Post by Sir Caedric Moore on Sept 15, 2017 9:41:40 GMT -8
I've been trying to chum the waters for another Fishing Tourney for a bite, now - I mean a bit, now. I mean, holy mackerel it's been a while since we had one; pretty sure we didn't have one all of last year.
Well, Loreos has their jousts and I'm sure Lenfald and the Outlaws have some game that's exclusive to their faction, but at the same time part of me wants to share (because you know we Garhims would win anyways) and the C.R.A.S.H. games were a big hit last year.