Ye Olde Abandoned Realms Logs

Where is the challenge in murdering a drunken poker player?

posted on 2022-01-13 01:31:08
Szrevan clanks in.

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Ravia gives a handful of nuts to Trillian.

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Ravia gives a handful of nuts to Asara.

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Foggledonk waves happily.

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Szrevan points his spear towards draelar.

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Szrevan's scales on his back and tail slowly raise with tension.

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Vargan gets a barrel from a Big Ol'Pack Sack.

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Vargan drinks water from a barrel.

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Vargan drinks water from a barrel.

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Ravia signs deftly 'Hello Dragon King!'

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Szrevan bellows as his voice thunders 'It is time.'

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Trillian smiles happily.

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Jaloro says 'Asara has bet a small blind of 1000 coins.'
Jaloro says 'Vargan, please bet the big blind, 2000 coins.'

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Trillian eats a handful of nuts.

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Szrevan roars 'Prepare yourself.'

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You are sober.
Vargan's hunger scratches him.
Shattered pieces of glass crumble into dust.
THE FIGHT HAS BEGUN.
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Beside a large bar
You are by the bar of this inn. There is a lengthy polished oak counter
against one side of the room. A rack above it is laden with various
pitchers and glasses, and behind the bar is a giant keg of some dark ale. A
bartender is here to serve drinks to all patrons of the inn. To the north
is the entrance to the stage, and to the east you see a fancy-looking dining
room. There is a bin for returning used mugs and glasses to the west.

A sign on the wall depicts the winning hands of Whirlwind Poker.

[Exits: north east]
A tankard shaped like a lady beggar displays a bosom slot for tips.
A lowball glass filled with whisky is on a polished bar.
A mug of ale is on a polished bar.
A polished bar is here, with a row of brass taps at one end of it.
Soft velvet cloth has been draped over this mahogany table.
Szrevan the Serpent King, Battle Leader of Warlords is here.
Ravia is resting here.
(Charmed) A mighty gules lion is here, faithfully guarding its master.
Asara is sitting at the poker table.
Trillian is sitting at the poker table.
(Charmed) An owlet is here, serving its master.
Foggledonk the Sorcerer of Flame is here.
Vargan is sitting at the poker table.
Jaloro the half-elf mans the poker table.

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'What?
You say 'What?'

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Foggledonk walks east.
An owlet flies east.

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drunk
You start staggering around like a drunk.

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'What fight?
You say 'whaoT FiIghht?'

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Szrevan roars 'You have been rudely ignoring me for a while now.'

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Jaloro says 'Vargan, please bet the big blind, 2000 coins.'

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You yell 'Hehlp! I Ahmmm BEiIng AtTahzjkeD vby ZSssZzrEhvawN!'
<HERALD> Odile the Crier gossips 'Szrevan has broken the peace code of the tavern!'
You turn Szrevan's attack against him.
You have gained knowledge about reptiles!
Your pierce injures Szrevan.
You stagger wildly out of Szrevan's attack.
Szrevan concentrates on his combat style to prevent you from dodging.
Szrevan's turmoil MASSACRES you!
Szrevan has a few scratches.

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Your dance fades.
Szrevan has a few scratches.

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dir
Szrevan is blinded by the dirt in his eyes!
Your kicked dirt grazes Szrevan.
Szrevan executes the form, stones falling from the cliff!
Szrevan hinders your mobility.
Szrevan's turmoil misses you.
Szrevan's turmoil MANGLES you!
Szrevan parries your pierce.
Your thrust mauls Szrevan.
Szrevan has a few scratches.

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leo

Ravia signs deftly 'Not in here.'
Szrevan has a few scratches.

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Ravia's concord hymn ends.
Ravia's phantom flute shimmers then dissipates.
Vargan's hunger hits him.
Vargan's concord hymn ends.
Szrevan has a few scratches.

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flee

Szrevan surges with power.
Szrevan kicks dirt in your eyes!
Szrevan's kicked dirt scratches you.
You can't see a thing!

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Someone concentrates on his combat style to prevent you from dodging.
Someone's turmoil MASSACRES you!
Someone's turmoil MASSACRES you!
Someone's turmoil MASSACRES you!
You stagger wildly out of someone's attack.
Someone's turmoil MASSACRES you!
Your thrust injures someone.

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Someone gasps in astonishment.

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Someone says 'Vargan has left, leaving the whole pot to Asara.'
Someone stands up.

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Someone's turmoil MANGLES you!
A longhorn bull head with red eyes glowers fiercely.
Someone's searing smite hits you.
Someone parries your pierce.
You flee from combat!
You can't see a thing!

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e
n
You sober up.
You crouch and stalk your prey with the stealthiness of the leopard.

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n

Someone clanks in.

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n

Someone clanks east.

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n
You aren't fighting anyone.

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You can't see a thing!

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s
s

Someone rubs the dirt out of his eyes, but they're still watering.

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You can't see a thing!
Alas, you cannot go that way.

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You yell 'Help! I am being attacked by someone!'
<HERALD> Odile the Crier gossips 'Szrevan has broken the peace code of the tavern!'
You evade someone's attack and exploit the brief opening.
Your leopard paw to the kidney scratches someone.
You manage to dodge someone's turmoil with a lot of effort.
You evade someone's attack and exploit the brief opening.
Your leopard paw to the kidney scratches someone.
You evade someone's attack and exploit the brief opening.
Your leopard paw to the kidney scratches someone.
No way! You are still fighting!

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No way! You are still fighting!

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s
No way! You are still fighting!

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No way! You are still fighting!

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No way! You are still fighting!

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No way! You are still fighting!

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flee
No way! You are still fighting!

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No way! You are still fighting!

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No way! You are still fighting!

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No way! You are still fighting!

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No way! You are still fighting!
Someone's eyes stop watering.
Someone's turmoil MASSACRES you!
Your thrust wounds someone.
You flee from combat!
You can't see a thing!

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flee

Someone clanks in.

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You yell 'Help! I am being attacked by someone!'
<HERALD> Odile the Crier gossips 'Szrevan has broken the peace code of the tavern!'
Someone's turmoil misses you.
Someone's turmoil DISMEMBERS you!
You flee from combat!
You can't see a thing!

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s
s
You can't see a thing!

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Someone auctions 'Place yer bids! a suit of armor fashioned in the form of ice is being auctioned for 5000 gold!'

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You aren't fighting anyone.

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You can't see a thing!

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You can't see a thing!
Alas, you cannot go that way.

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You can't see a thing!
Alas, you cannot go that way.

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You can't see a thing!
Alas, you cannot go that way.
Someone scans all around.

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Your stealthiness fades.

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Someone clanks in.

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You yell 'Help! I am being attacked by someone!'
<HERALD> Odile the Crier gossips 'Szrevan has broken the peace code of the tavern!'
Someone executes the form, stones falling from the cliff!
Someone hinders your mobility.
Someone's turmoil MASSACRES you!
You have yielded to someone.
Someone yells 'Szrevan has claimed victory over Draelar.'
Someone yells 'The duel lasted 48 seconds.'
You have been mortally wounded!!
You are incapacitated, and will slowly die, if not aided.

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Someone stands up.

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flee

You rub the dirt out of your eyes, but they're still watering.

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You are too hurt to do anything.

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You are too hurt to do anything.

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Szrevan stands up.

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You yell 'AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!'
Szrevan grabs you by the head and rips your spine out!
Your life ends abruptly as Szrevan beats you into a bloody pulp.
You have been KILLED!!
You turn into an invincible ghost for a few minutes.
As long as you don't attack anything.
The city clock tolls twelve times, announcing midday.

Comments

  1. Drunken style is pretty strong
      [reply to Ashlyn]
    1. Without including the conversations we've had over the last 3 sessions that led us to this point, this seems rather random. It is easier to judge and hate though, so perhaps it will bring on some more fights! Thanks for naming and shaming :)
        [reply to Szrevanooc]
      1. woulda been funnier if you had cheated in poker and then gotten dunked, missed RP opportunity there
          [reply to twerpalina]
        1. I dunno, I keep seeing this with this new band of Warlords that they get “offended” by the smallest little thing just so they can go balls to the walls with their OP cabal powers and dunk you. I’ve had a couple of times now where I’ve simply said “no I don’t want to duel right now” and I’m hit with a death mark and a “you dishonor me by not dueling” bullshit, so then you are forced into a fight with not just 1 Warlord but all of them because they band together to fulfill the Deathmark. The modern Warlords remind me of a bunch of emo kids who are so sensitive about every little thing that you’re afraid to even log on and look at them without having to worry about getting ass raped for no reason.
          1. Never seen the “banding together” part as far as deathmarks go in recent history. I’d love to see a log of it and I’ll call it out for the BS it is. Rather than ignore and insult the guy handing out smack downs maybe just take a dunking to the stun and be done with it. Maybe you get infuriated in character and call a bunch of your buddies to put down the “overpowered” threat to the balance. Or better yet have the Keepers do it. Oh wait.
          2. obviously people don't want to take a dunking to the stun for no reason. what's the point? the only guy who gets anything out of it (and very minimally at that) is the warlord with some arbitrary point on their record
          3. I think by banding together he means something like “player A kills warlord B. Warlord B death marks player A but isn’t able to kill him. Warlord S logs on and goes after player A to try to fulfill the deathmark”.

            I think deathmark used to be character specific (ie just between player A and warlord B) rather than encompass the cabal as a whole.
          4. You aren’t wrong Vanisse. However, it’s a pk mud. IC warlords live to fight and want to fight for supremacy. When you refuse fights you’re taking away their reason for existence. It’s no fun to sit there and have everyone decline to fight I’ve been there. “Oh I don’t want to fight because I’ll lose.” PK is a core part of the game. Some people focus on it, I like it to come out of well thought out interactions and role play. Warlord duels give people the opportunity to get better at it without dying or losing their gear. Conflict is the crucible where the greatest role play is forged. I’d personally love to see people get tired of getting smacked around by the arguably best player in the best gear and relieve him of it to make things challenging for him. Instead these people sit in their own superb gear ducking fights complaining about the guy who actually gives them the out to dying and losing the gear. Instead they should be complaining about the trash multikilling lowbies, the bottom feeders surprise attacking people with not a word of interaction. Or the superbly evil justices doing very bad things that are entirely legitimate but suck to be the target of. Let’s complain about getting dunked by a warlord who’s forcing people to engage in pk without leaving them butt naked like these other guys would.
          5. Ozaru
            1 , 0 , 1 .
            STOP
            HOARDING
            EQUIPMENT
            IF
            YOU
            DON'T
            PK

            Pauwyr has the other 2 cloak of mists for the last 6 months lol and has pked how many times?
          6. Ozaru, you can’t call dibs unless you share the spreadsheet of rates/uniques with everyone. I also happen to agree with your point if not your specific fallout.
          7. Could provide a long opinion here but the one thing I'm going to say is that Warlords have an indication of who has *their* mark, and some Warlords deal with this stuff at a personal level UNLESS somebody has disrespected the Warlords as a whole.
          8. what fallout?
          9. Callout*
          10. Snarky flamebait, hmm, well lets just tell it like it is though. You wont like to hear it, but here it is. Pretty much what the real problem is, and I know other people will feel that way, including Juhagbu. 100% this. I don't care what happens to these characters. That flamebait is just to try to get a reaction out of the forums and get people bickering. Because its boring. Can we really blame a guy break up yet another herald poker game and give the heralds something interesting to actually write about? I say that as constructive criticism not an intended insulting thing or anything. If that was Valindra I'd be mad about it.
          [reply to jugahbu]
        2. sorry, but i really struggle to see how murdering people with their guard down and without equipment gives them any sense of supremacy
            [reply to Vanisse]
          1. Twas a drunk monk dunk!
              [reply to Foggledonk]

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