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Offline I8flesh2

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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2020, 02:53:27 AM »
Abdullah strikes while the iron is hot, but takes a quick look over the gator to see if there is anything else lurking in the waters.

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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2020, 06:26:54 PM »
Ready to get the girl ...
I mean just "find her".

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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2020, 09:27:54 PM »
HaHa

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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2020, 03:27:28 AM »
I will be away until Tuesday. I expect internet access to suck and I will not have my books but will do what I can to keep play moving

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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #44 on: January 28, 2020, 08:33:16 PM »
Can we get a list of party members including NPCs?

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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2020, 01:52:23 AM »
Surely:

Jeremiah ==>aristocrat, detective, Player/NPC

Bug==>street urchin, thief, Player

Jorgenson==>Skandik warrior, NPC

Grobbitt==> Hobbit, man-of-wonder--Not quite sure what he does, other than an affinity for Dwarves, Player

Abdullah==>Noble--an damn proud of it--drunken duelist, also the only one to kill anything so far, and a 12' gator is no small feat, Player

Quinn==>another drunk, whose occupation appears to be a drunk;although, he did manage to make a bridge over the sewer, Player/NPC
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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2020, 02:30:57 AM »
** what is a player/NPC?

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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2020, 03:49:50 AM »
Those are players that have dropped out of the game for the moment but may return

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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #48 on: January 29, 2020, 10:45:48 AM »
** what is the difference between an aristocrat and a noble?

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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #49 on: January 29, 2020, 07:22:09 PM »
A noble is born into the Noble class.  Within that class are a variety of social levels.  Noble being the lowest of these.  Aristocrat is near the top of that list just below Royalty.  You can think of Aristocrat as the highest level of Courtiers-- those that hang at the Palace.  For example many of the later sons of the Noble class become Constables, another social level within the Noble hierarchy.  Hope that helps.

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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #50 on: January 30, 2020, 02:13:41 AM »
A bit more detail on the Noble class.

Aristocrat is just below the tilted gentry and only the military noble, Knight, is above the aristocrat.  High born and page are below the aristocrat.  In many ways the difference is how the world views the noble, and how they carry  themselves and act in public.  It is one thing to be of Noble birth and another to  live the Noble ideal daily.

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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #51 on: January 30, 2020, 02:17:38 AM »

Are there Landed Knights (those w a manor and holdings) and Unlanded Knights?
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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #52 on: January 31, 2020, 12:55:11 AM »
Perhaps a bit of clarification in order.  Nobles may become Knights; however, knight is also a term used to refer to any mounted and heavily armored warrior.  In reality, a Knight/knight may campaign for the Overlord once fealty is sworn.  These are the Knights Errant, and most aspire to gain rank, favor and entrance into the Knights of the Inner Circle.  Upon completion of their third campaign in the Overlord's name, they may be promoted to Knight Bachelor.  These promotions usually occur as a result of uncanny bravery or martial prowess.  Knights Bachelor are assigned a squire and may petition the Overlord for a grant of land.  Knights Bachelor may also be any noble that has received a grant of land (i.e. boon, reward, petition, etc.), any grantee assumes his Knightly rank and obligation, regardless of military  background.  This creates a vast disparity in the military prowess of those with the tile knight.  But to the point many Knights Bachelor are landed.  Upon promotion to Knight Bachelor the knight is assigned to a Knight Banneret.  Promotion to this position, Knight Banneret,  is typically the result of battlefield prowess or bravery.  Upon promotion a land grant always follows if not already given.  These Knights are permitted to ride under their own banner or that of a noble house.  The division between the Nobles and Professional military become even more acute at this level.  Nobles will typically gather Knights of their own house under their banner, while the professional knight will collect followers he has campaigned with before.  Knights Banneret, regardless of background often serve the Overlord's Court as escorts, messengers or enforcers. 

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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #53 on: January 31, 2020, 01:07:30 AM »
Land can be conveyed in either of two ways, through the family or at the Overlord's discretion.  And any landed noble family can be "asked" to forfeit their lands as a duty to the Overlord, just as the Overlord can grant a boon, of a land grant to any noble family. This system of boons and duties usually plays out during festivals, as is about to happen, with some families being asked to fund the Overlord's whims as duties and others being granted land, concessions, contracts, and the like as boons.  These duties and boons can quickly swing the power and standing of a noble house, and the Overlord uses them to maintain the balance of power among the Noble Houses in his favor.   In this, the lesser nobles those who are Noble by birth but lack power and influence are spared the ebb and flow of power, and are left to their own devices.  This is not to say that any lesser family that  impresses the Overlord may not be drawn into the mix by being granted lands or other privilege, and likewise, those that makes trouble can be easily bankrupted, disposed of their goods or otherwise reduced to insignificance well beyond their former station, if not to extinction.

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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #54 on: January 31, 2020, 02:48:12 AM »

** Thanks for the background
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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #55 on: January 31, 2020, 10:55:03 AM »
Nonetheless we missed a point person

Jeremiah ==>aristocrat, detective, Player/NPC

Bug==>street urchin, thief, Player

Jorgenson==>Skandik warrior, NPC

Grobbitt==> Hobbit, man-of-wonder--Not quite sure what he does, other than an affinity for Dwarves, Player

Abdullah==>Noble--an damn proud of it--drunken duelist, also the only one to kill anything so far, and a 12' gator is no small feat, Player

Quinn==>another drunk, whose occupation appears to be a drunk;although, he did manage to make a bridge over the sewer, Player/NPC

Zariya==> Healer, Last of the Savindys, Player

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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #56 on: January 31, 2020, 01:33:53 PM »
True, but he is not present in the sewers.  But thank you for the correction, he is a player and in an odd way part of the party.

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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #57 on: February 01, 2020, 02:17:59 PM »
True, but he is not present in the sewers.  But thank you for the correction, he is a player and in an odd way part of the party.

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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #58 on: June 25, 2020, 02:19:15 PM »
Just for your information:

I'm away for vacation until July 14th.
I hope I can post with my outdated tablet via an open WLAN Access point  (If it is still there).

If necessary take control of my character,
but remember I will always say the correct thing, do what is to be done and roll around "90".

Don't look to my last roll.

I say: "Don't look at my last roll."

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Re: The Tavern
« Reply #59 on: June 25, 2020, 04:58:19 PM »
 :lol: thanks for the heads up.  I am not a fan of killing characters while their player is sipping a Mia-Tia on the beach!

 

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