OOC: The Pale Road to Laketown and to Final Farewells

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OOC: The Pale Road to Laketown and to Final Farewells

Postby Bardhwyn » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:53 am

This is a thread intended to give writers a chance to post and describe the life events of characters affected by the momentus events occuring in the Mithril Knight thread - and also to prepare characters for the Memorial thread and the commemoration of Dirk, The Daring.

Thereby, once our memorial begins, those characters attending (well, mine for one) will be able to attend fully (or in other words, I will not bore you with backstory! - I'll bore you here, instead.) :)

Post as you will! Role-play if you like! Bring your characters up to speed. Use this space - there are many of us interested in reading! Truly!

Don't be shy!

The Battle is raging, real time; which force shall prevail? The forces of good? The forces of evil? When shall it end? How will the message travel that a brave Mithril Knight has lost his life so that his comrades may, hopefully, emerge victorious?!



It is wonderful to see you all, writing, playing...


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First titled 'As The Battle Rageth' while the Mithril Knights culminated their battle with the dragon.
Then titled 'As The Battle Wanes' for the time shortly after the battle was won.

Titled thereafter 'The Pale Road to Laketown and to Final Farewells' as the thread contained tales of those who traveled to the Memorial of Dirk the Daring - an event that is everlasting - as long as there are stories yet to tell.
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Leoba » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:17 am

I'll be with you shortly. Would it be okay to copy across some of my stuff from wordpress or is that going to get confusing if we (and others?) are posting all over the place.
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Bardhwyn » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:38 am

I, for one, hope you do! There are many who have no knowledge of your wordpress site who deserve a chance to read about your lovely (and beloved) character! :D

Edit to add: Let's coordinate the letter postings, Leoba - so they're chronological?
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby earendil81 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:45 am

Bardhwyn wrote:I, for one, hope you do! There are many who have no knowledge of your wordpress site who deserve a chance to read about your lovely (and beloved) character! :D

Edit to add: Let's coordinate the letter postings, Leoba - so they're chronological?

Ditto :D :D
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I don't know how likely it is for eari to be there but if she were that probably would be to offer support to Leoba as she did not know Dirk that much (only recalling meeting him at that one festival I think)
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Bardhwyn » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:55 am

Sounds like a good enough reason for me, Eari! :)
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby earendil81 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:00 am

Bardhwyn wrote:Sounds like a good enough reason for me, Eari! :)

That's definitely a good reason for eari's writer since I believe in standing by friends in hard times but I have to get my timelines straight.
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Bardhwyn » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:05 am

Understood; Leoba and I have done a lot of prelim work to sort that out (because I was so befuddled!) Contact her and she (we ?) will get some info to you so you can place your charri? Would that help?
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Leoba » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:06 am

I'll email you a link, Eari. :)
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby erinhue » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:13 am

Keeping timelines straight, huh? Well ya do and ya don't have to do that. All depends. Since the battle does indeed rage ( there's the wind up, The pitch.........) I am a little torn on how to play. The Bard is clearly in the battle and I wouldn't have it any other way Erinhue is going to get a message about the memorial and all in a totally different setting and situation. Hmmm....wait.... Just thought of a way to sync up the two concepts...Nevermind
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby earendil81 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:16 am

Leoba wrote:I'll email you a link, Eari. :)


Yay an email again :D :D. Gosh my mailbox is going to get excited :lol:...
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby erinhue » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:17 am

Grand idea btw. Can't wait to read here and Thanks for reading the Mithril Knights. :wink: My :cavetroll: ego and I just love playin' to a full house. :twisted:
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Bardhwyn » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:23 am

I think, Hue, you sort of exemplified the dilemma many of us face. We are an imaginative bunch and we have used our imaginations liberally, so yes, timelines are a challenge.

I think its really up to each writer/ character (or if a little clutch of writer / characters choose to band together) to decide how to approach the problem - how to maneuver their character through the amalgamations.

No one can impose THE timeline, or THE right chronology onto the Memorial event for all participants; that would be impossible - and no fun, really.

I'm going to hang loose to it all, but, for the sake of my own needs, I've decided to knit a direction for my character - it happens to coincide with a few other's writers and their ideas and hey! we're bouncing ideas of one another, spurring each other on. It's fab!

I imagine it (our storytelling) will be like seeing/reading something through a kaliedescope - lots of angles, lots of great story telling. If my character manages to interact with another character using a different angle, my tack will be to have Bardy say 'Oh, I don't remember that; please remind me what happened...' and more lovely story telling will hopefully ensue.

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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Leoba » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:30 am

We've always managed to work stories out before, despite sometimes conflicting character pasts. There no reason why this should be a problem. I can't see why Erinhue cannot be the Chief Bard who presided over festivals as well as a Mithril Knight. the two aren't incompatible.

However, I (and I think Bardy too) am more comfortable once I've got everything straight in my own head and know exactly what has gone before. Erinhue, you'll be pleased to know that that has meant re-reading at lot of the MK story (especially the bits that went up around the time my son was born and which I don't remember reading AT ALL :oops: )

It's so good to be writing again. :horse:
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Guruthostirn » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:38 am

"Oh, I don't remember that, tell me what happened..."

I'll have to remember that one, Bardy. Always useful to have a response when you've no idea what the other author is thinking.

'Hue, I bet we could come up with something slightly plausible in the MK's which would allow Tongue Erinhue to hear the news somewhere besides the battlefield. We have made it tough, with several of us describing having knowledge of his passing, but it's manageable.
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby erinhue » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:20 am

Thank ya muchly, Guru but I got it covered. The whole thing dovetails with what is going on with The Bard in the MK story line and more in keeping with my ideas for the memorial.... but first the battle :wink:
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Bardhwyn » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:50 am

Yes!! The Battle!!

Edit to Add:

Ok, I've put up some character stuff for Bardhwyn in the WtBR thread; it's a document about Bardhwyn written by an insatiably curious Royal Scribe in Dale with a bit of a Bardhol fixation.

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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Leoba » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:24 pm

And off we go. I can't believe how many words I've written - whoops!

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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Bardhwyn » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:15 pm

And they're written very well and put into a very pleasing order, Leoba! :)
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Leoba » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:01 am

And still the waffle pours forth! I am milking this whilst I can; my writing brain is limbering up nicely as a result.
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby erinhue » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:06 am

I am looking forward to both this thread and the actual memorial for Dirk. Can't wait until time line wise I can get into them.... but first... back to the battle :wink:
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Kaya » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:44 am

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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Leoba » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:56 pm

Thanks Kaya. :)

I have just edited in another letter: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=104878&p=4031522#p4031522 This one from Leoba to Dirk (but never sent).
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Bardhwyn » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:12 pm

Yes, many thanks! Nice to know we got readers!

Leoba, will that letter go up here?
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Leoba » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:40 pm

That letter is posted in here already (edited it in as it was further back in time than where we are now). The link above will take you to the right place in the RP thread.
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Leoba » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:59 pm

Oh look: there's more! :D

Now I have a little problem. The next bit of writing is Leoba (and Bardy) finding out about the Doleful Demise of Dirk the Daring (henceforth referred to as the DDDTD). But this is all based on the assumption that the MKs win the battle, kill the dragon and discover Dirk's body. :'( I will keep writing but suspect it may be presumptuous to post on TORC bits of story that post-date where the Mithril Knights have currently got to.

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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Guruthostirn » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:10 pm

Methinks the outcome will not be any different from what you foresee, Leoba. It does seem a bit anachronistic to post something about events that have not yet occurred in board time. It might be best to hold off for now....though I'm not sure how long you shall gave to wait for our grand finale...
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Leoba » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:33 pm

I can hold off posting here. In the meantime, there are other places to post and collaborate and share. ;) But in my mind's eye, Culanir is tearing down the Minas Tirith-Pelargir road with the terrible news (I have already about written the day before). It will have to spill out through my keyboard soon I think.

And I have a dwarf to create for another project as well. So I shall not be idle.

Just hoping the MKs don't take months. I'm all raring to go and by Spring I shall not have time. :(
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Guruthostirn » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:39 pm

I agree, you should write what you are inspired for, so when it's time to post it, it's ready. And I agree, I hope we finish soon! I think we are waiting on Erinhue...
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby Leoba » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:46 pm

We may even post it here - makes most sense to. The only critical bit is that you kill the dragon, win the fight, get the body to Esgaroth in which you have indicated that my crystal ball gazing is correct. Do all that and it will tie in. We probably have many many words to pour out before you get there anyway.
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Re: OOC: Whilest The Battle Rageth...

Postby erinhue » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:04 pm

Waiting on me :Q OK but are you sure? Left to my own devices my next bit is to just go ahead and start killing the darn thing. I was hoping Claymore, D'Jazi's author would show up for this. I agree with Guru/Anorast's lead that 'Hue and D'jazi are to kill the dragon together, sort of a one two punch. I know how I'm gonna finish it off and I could write D'jazi taking part but I don't know the character well enough to do him any justice in what will be an important part of the beasties' demise...not ta mention what it will do for the character's standing and advancement in the MK's

As you all well know, my :cavetroll: ego is big enough to just go on and write the slaying, but in the true spirit of RP I just don't feel right doing it without everyone's full approval.
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