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Posts Tagged: 'wicked+saints:+ostyia+rabalska'

Jan. 14th, 2021


[info]vexahlia
[info]valloic

[info]vexahlia
[info]valloic

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[info]vexahlia
[info]valloic
Velora tried to bring home no less than six forest animals (and one Vallo native) on the way home from picking up dinner tonight and I'm torn between pride that she takes after me in that way, and worried about what will happen if she ever accidentally slips off on her own long enough to convince one of the raccoons we came across to come live in her bedroom.

Vax--I think our sister needs a puppy. Or a cat. This place can always use more cats.

CAROLINE
This is embarrassingly belated, but I'm ready to take you up on that wine night if you're up for it. I've reached the point where I've left the pity party so copious amounts of wine seems like much less of a bad idea. Thoughts?

[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic

[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic

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[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic
Will someone who has experience with willful teleportation into alternate realms please contact me for an interview? Ritualized transportation is fine as well. I've a giant black spot where this specific request should be in my research and I might as well wade out of spatial physics and into alternate magical abilities now while the weather is grim and long hours of work is condoned. (Elain, I promise, I am taking care of my Marimo and myself on your command. I even made and ate and resented a salad yesterday.)

[ Filtered to the Thieves Group ]

I had a very good time with our game, even if I had to launder the contents of my closet and was second out. Perhaps we might make this an every-other-month occasion? And of course if you come across someone who is like to enjoy the game, and might be easily fleeced for their goods and possessions, we might have a place for them at the table.

There are also additional complications that I did not introduce into the first game due to my intention of keeping it fairly straightforward. For example, you might add a corrupt monarch to the mix, who will have grudges of their own, or an additional murderer, or even - and I did not trust you with these, I admit - seductions. Now that I have seen you all play, I am convinced that allowing seductions into the gameplay would be a terrible idea, and therefore we must do it.

Jan. 7th, 2021


[info]brassknuckles
[info]valloic

[info]brassknuckles
[info]valloic

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[info]brassknuckles
[info]valloic
If anyone wants to give me their powers, I have a grappling hook with your name on it. (You'll have to give it back, of course, but still.)

[FILTERED TO SEREFIN]
[Just a picture of him wearing these shoes]

Jan. 2nd, 2021


[info]andrieski
[info]valloic

[info]andrieski
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[info]andrieski
[info]valloic
I'm not saying I'm upset because I'm not, but it's weird to be the only one from home. When I showed up in Tumbleweed I was surrounded. It's like they were everywhere and then there was two of one.

In news that seems to be rampant around this place, I've had to murder too many bugs. They had it coming, though, so I'm not sorry about it. Anyone's magic fueled by bug guts?

Dec. 20th, 2020


[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic

[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic

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[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic
[ Filtered to Friends (Feel Free to Assume) ]

I mentioned to Ostyia the other day when she enquired about potential games that I might set up a go at Thieves, Quur's favorite party game. After a review of the rules, I think it can be easily done with interested partners if I moderate. The game is set for 8 players, and lasts as long as people can keep their stories straight - for it is a game of lying. I'd dole out ten runes to each player, each rune corresponding with a certain character trait. Your duty, as a player, is to pick five traits to keep, and five traits to conceal at all costs. On top of these ten runes, there will be an additional piece given to each player indicating whether or not they have murdered an important political figure. Your duty is to either succeed with getting away with the murder through artful lying, or to solve the crime (and absolve yourself of the guilt, for in this game, yes, you can be sent to prison unlawfully if you're unable to properly defend yourself). There are set numbers of traits in each bag of runes; for example, there are only two ladies in waiting. If you pull one, and two other people in the game are claiming to be ladies in waiting, you know they're lying about that. It sounds more complicated than it is. I'll create a cheat sheet of each rune, their number and their meaning, and send it over to interested parties well before the game.

I'm am considering doing it New Year's Eve, barring disaster and/or stringent objection. The study in my library will be perfect for it. I'll serve drinks and food, so come hungry, and we'll start at 9:00pm promptly. Around midnight we can take a break to view fireworks, and return to the game if it hasn't been solved already. Wear what you want; there's no reason to have a dress code, but I'll warn you that I am fond of capes and am liable to wear one if it's cold, and eat me if you find that too dramatic, etc.

Dec. 17th, 2020


[info]ostyia
[info]valloic

[info]ostyia
[info]valloic

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[info]ostyia
[info]valloic
Good news, it turns out I am amazing at poker (that could be a bluff, you don't know, that's a part of the fun). The one we used to play to kill time is píšťalka, but I'm not sure that the word translates. There is bidding for cards and it involves the suits and communicating with your partner what you have or don't have. It's simple enough, but because we are Tranavians there was once a conflict between four families that lasted 17 years because of a game of píšťalka. I've gotten out of many a boring party by bringing up that game and who cheated, and left once the debate started to rage.

Anyway, now I want to learn more games to be amazing at, so who will teach me theirs?

Dec. 13th, 2020


[info]vexahlia
[info]valloic

[info]vexahlia
[info]valloic

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[info]vexahlia
[info]valloic
Here's a question for the masses: what is the strangest, yet most mundane thing that has changed for you here?

Mine has to be both wearing clothes that weren't made for adventuring and not lacing up a corset every day. I can't say the alternatives to the latter here are much more comfortable, though.

Nov. 18th, 2020


[info]ostyia
[info]valloic

[info]ostyia
[info]valloic

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[info]ostyia
[info]valloic
I can be accused of being overly confident about many issues, but I am not so obtuse as to pretend as though I know everything about this world. Here is a list of things I don't understand, please, someone or multiple someones take pity on me. I promise I am a very diligent and dutiful student.

1. What are all of the little pictures used for? 🧐🙈 appear to be my only choices for faces missing an eye, how do I remedy this? And a follow up, who specializes in functional but also decorative eyepatches? People look anyway, might as well add to the aesthetics.

2. The microwave has different buttons for what I presume are different types of food. How does it know the correct time for these different foods, and why only these foods and not others?

3. Why is the pineapple the only fruit that is a choice for pizza? Is this short-sighted, intelligent, or a travesty?

4. The small umbrellas in alcoholic drinks--why?

5. Tranavia has none of these movies or television. We have also been engaged in a centuries long war (that I do not mind recounting because I like history and battles but I imagine it is very long and dull to others) and as such what we watch are plays that are very...bleak. And political, if one Lord's daughter has a larger role than another's, forget it. They once had to stop a play so that there could be fisticuffs, and then the play resumed and five hours later we are still watching a play. My question is, what do I start with watching that will make me not wish I was watching The Eight Hour Play, Ostyia You Cannot Start the Applause in Hopes of Ending It?

6. Half and Half is half of what and the other half is what?

I think this is all for now, but surely I will come up with others.

Nov. 8th, 2020


[info]ostyia
[info]valloic

[info]ostyia
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]ostyia
[info]valloic
I think the play--no, movie, yes? was spot on with the number of explosions. I've seen many plays that could have been completely improved if only something would have blown up. It sends a message, and that message is 'pay attention, now.' I also appreciated the music, it's very, ah, stays in your head. Tranavian music tends to be so punishing, even when it's quick music meant for dancing it is like you are meant to suffer.

Are you able to track someone on these things? If anyone has seen Tranavian's Greatest Idiot Serefin Meleski wandering around, may you please tell him that "five minutes, Ostyia, I'll be right back" have come and gone and I am still waiting in this apartment for him? I think I have found a map, but Serefin would not know how to use these, as his way of navigating tends to be "Ostyia, I am going to sleep, hold my hand and direct me, oh, and you fight off these assassins, and set up camp for us, and communicate with our troops." Honestly.

Nov. 29th, 2019


[info]vampirebarbie
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[info]vampirebarbie
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PUBLIC NETWORK POST ➢ CAROLINE FORBES


[info]vampirebarbie
[info]valloic
tw: discussion of pregnancy in comments

Things I didn't miss:
Nearly burning down the house trying to make a Thanksgiving dinner.

Things I am missing:
Black Friday. I need new boots and do not want to pay full retail thank you very much.



((pls to ignore the tag dump on this))
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