I was just finishing off the old Test of the Kai improvised gamebook, and looking back over the first Blue Robes Rising. I'm quite in the mood to try another, though a little trepidacious since the last one pettered out.
Anyone fancy it?
I'll post the idea and first post to spark your imaginations anyway
You are Banedon, famous Brother of the Crystal Star. Go on, I dare you to name another. However, tales of your many deeds have only been told in your home planet of Magnamund. Where on Earth are the tales elsewhere? You were promised, and all you got was a reduced gamebook in the back of the Magnamund Companion!
There are so many tales, like the time you sat around waiting for Lone Wolf to come back from the Daziarn. Or the time you got captured by Cadak in Kaag.
Ok, not good examples. Still, there is one tale that was hinted at but never properly revealed in its full glory. There was the time you earned the famed Skyrider.
It is a cold morning in MS5054, and you have the mother of a hangover. It's not really your fault, everyone is still going on and on about Lone Wolf saving Raunon, and it made you hit the sauce a little hard.
You don't begrudge a similarly aged fighter against evil his success. And it's nice he's managed to make something of himself after the misfortune of the whole rest of the Kai being wiped out. really, it's just great.
Still, you know, you didn't just go to Holmgard from the monastery. Y'know, you went all the way from Toran to the monastery and back again. Is it your fault the Guildmaster was drunk and didn't pass on your message about the Kai?
And while Lone Wolf swaned off to the safety of Durenor for tea and biscuits and an ubersword, you only had your wand to play with in a besieged Toran!
And no one seems to mention it was actually a Brotherhood mage that captured Vonotar, and Lone Wolf just helped. Ok, that mage wasn't you, but still it doens't do your class any good with him grabbing all the credit.
You even gave that man your Crystal Star, and told him you'd be brothers in this time of strife. Did he ever come to visit in the four years since and find out if you were still alive? Did he hell. And because of that no one believes you, and thinks you lost it throwing it at a Doomwolf while running away in terror. And so thay call you "Donnie Donnie No Star" and pull your robes down during lunch.
As you say, you can't really be blamed for overdrinking a touch. Ending up with a dwarf crew after playing cards...that the Guildmaster could probably yell at you about. Really, who sells the crew and keeps the ship? Is that even legal? And man, how drunk did you all get last night?
All in all, there are many reasons to make yourself a little bit scarce for a while. Luckily, you have now reached the rank of Journeyman, which means you have eight of the ten excuses required to become a really good bluffer when pretending to know magic and get ahead in the Brotherhood. You should be able to go off on a 'mission' without anyone being any the wiser.
Hmm, what about Dessi? Vonotar maybe had the right idea, just the wrong magic. Perhaps you can discoverthe secrets of the Old Kingdom magic and marry them to your own. Create some Good Old Left Hand magic, if you know what I mean. Wait, that sounds like a lude pick up line. Hmm, perhaps that's why you have a sore cheek this morning too.
So, time to smuggle some dwarfs out of your room and onwards to advenutre! And it might just be the quesiness of your stomach, or it might be the gurgling feeling that this advenuture might put you back on the map!
Do you want to go visit your Guildmaster first? He knows Dessi, and should still be sober at this time of the morning. Go to 2
Do you want to go to the stores and grab some asprin, and perhaps any magical maps and other items not nailed down first? Go to 3
Or do you want to leave without delay? If so, you probably need to steal some form of transport then. Go to 4
Post by Samildanach on Aug 15, 2011 13:08:05 GMT -5
Yeah, I think even with enough contributors there needs to be someone keeping a firm hand on the tiller and making sure thw contributors tie everything up. Probably a much bigger job than it initially seems.
"Tell me, young crone, is this Putney?" "That it be, that it be." "'Yes it is', not 'that it be'. You don't have to talk in that stupid voice to me. I'm not a tourist."