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Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:24 pm 
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So I suppose it's about time I properly thank another player that I should have pointed out a long time ago, but I kept forgetting to.

A big shout out to Carrian and his portrayal of Arkain du Geramont (Halforken). When I first joined the server years ago he was there, playing as a proper paladin should. When I came back after a break he was still making waves. When there's been a lot of changes and different play styles taking over he stuck to the lore-strict portrayal of what it was to be a holy warrior bearing the stigma of his tortured heritage.

I've loved to admire him on my good characters as I've loved to hate him on my evil ones.
I've always found inspiration in his dedication to roleplay and his character had quite some influence in how I've shaped Bran.


I was sorry to hear about the issues you've had within this server's community however. I was sad to see you pushed into the background.

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Wren Di'Corvi Blackthorne for a SERIOUSLY intense, powerful session last night. Massive character growth for the gals there. It was tough, emotional, and it's going to be interesting to see how this changes things. <3

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This ones a shout out to Rania and her mouseclicker, taintedseraphim.

I'd like to congratulate her on taking a step in a new direction, and having the courage to let go of much that has defined and shaped her up till now.

It's been tough IC and OOCly for some time now, for many reasons, but she's stuck with it and pushed on undeterred.

I know I and others look forward to seeing who she becomes in this new era of her story.

And finally, thankyou for sharing her story with Me and Huni.

From one moon sister to another, I wish we could get Malukah in game to sing this for her.


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Thanks to the people who put up with my appalling internet yesterday!

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I'm not really much of a forum user and sadly, my first post is also most likely going to be my last. This is not only my thank you post but also my farewell too. While my characters move on from Baldur's Gate with absent goodbyes, the player behind them would like to publicly recognize a few figures that made my roughly two and a half weeks on the server memorable.

→ casadechrisso (Lydia/Fadra): It seems as though you and I joined the server at pretty much the exact same time. It was fantastic getting to explore the server for the first time alongside some one else who was also having a fresh experience. Thank you for all the RP, laughs and shenanigans our characters got into and your OOC comradery too!

→ Lunchbox (Juno Serra): Back during my first few days on the server when I was running about rather lost with a disclaimer in my bio, you were perhaps the second person to openly welcome me to BGTSCC. You even went above and beyond just a regular greeting and invited me to the first and only DM event that I've ever had the pleasure of partaking in. You are aware that it certainly can be difficult and awkward to settle into a new environment and personally took the time to help me conquer that hurdle.

→ Ravial (Laeria Amarillis): Possibly the first person I ever got to sit down and really RP with. But instead of just leaving it at that, you created 'jobs' to establish a continued interaction between our characters. I'm sorry that Illias will not be around to fulfill those but I thank you for the memorable moments nonetheless.

→ adrianagrrl (Sophia Blake): Another one of Illias' regular adventuring companions that allowed for plenty of RP to be mixed in. I'm always delighted when I come across another player who doesn't mind taking their leveling adventures slowly. Much like casadechrisso, our adventuring was always fun and engaging!

→ Zstreeter (Rellon Ayloset): Certainly a unique and memorable character here. I highly enjoyed the few times we got to have our characters interact with one another and laughing at some of the witty banter exchanged between them.

→ Pen_and_Ink (Loch Spray): Overall, just a nice and honest guy here. Without your OOC guidance on the adventures we got to share, I wouldn't have known about a large majority of the quests and the fact that some of them are even repeatable. Thank you for patience and for taking the time to show a new player the ropes!

Lastly, a two in one here.
→ BeyondCadia (Constance “Stanza” Riviere) & vindflickan (Dove Starglow): A very noteworthy RP experience here. Despite it only being a one time encounter, the both of you certainly left quite the profound footprint. I rolled up a fresh character by the name of Remi one night in effort to have a toon that's a little more openly sociable (and less grumpy old man) than Illias. This was the first time that I got to roleplay for literal hours and was even introduced to factions/guilds(?). That said, many thanks to you both as well as several apologies that Remi will most likely never make a second appearance.


Apologies to anyone I may have missed but to be fair, this community is great as a whole. Good luck and stay beautiful, good folk of BGTSCC!

-SteadilyAdrift, aka, Illias/Venara/Remi


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Damn, it's sad to see you go. I hope whatever goes on in your life and wherever you go, you'll have an excellent time. I'll miss Illias though! He was one of the few persons that Laeria had really nice roleplay and dynamic with, and I enjoyed every moment spent with your character.

Kudos and take good care!

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I really hate to hear this as well- My character Wren had only encountered Illias a couple of times, but each time was a very positive experience with a character that was played as a natural, and approachable individual. You will definitely be missed!

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I'll give that right back to you SteadilyAdrift. Having Illias around Lydia (and Venara around Fadra) made things quite a bit easier for a newbie, and while we were levelling like crazy especially on the latter couple there was always that level of staying IC and roleplaying included that makes the difference between adventuring and mindless grinding. In roleplay, Illias had the exact amount of snarkiness and dark humor to be Lydia's best pal. I'm probably going to feel a bit lost now, but as I said yesterday I hope it's just a temporary burnout that happens to everyone at some point. A goodbye post doesn't make it easier to change your mind again, but I hope you do anyway and I would be willing to forget it ever existed. :)


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DM Boo for taking the time today to help with a spot of research! Excited about this! <3

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I big thank you to DM Mimic for the butterflys and added scenery. Stories are best told with beautiful backdrops.

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I want to say thank you to DM Impostor for last evening's trek into the unknown and the unexpected!! Much fun was had under your DMship. :)

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DM Soulcatcher for that crazy and "Oooh nooo...not -these- guys" bit of RP last night. (Yes, Rania will one day remember lightning + water= bad news ).

Mercator & Wolfypaints for being such great fun and for rolling with the "...did they just really...did she just really" moments of that little event. You two are always a joy to rp with! <3

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My sincere thanks to DM Mimic, for overseeing the Derik and Lannia plot arcs for the last several months. My journals do not do justice to all the moving parts and plot twists DM Mimic managed. I gave him a complex story, touched by nearly every DM on the server, and he pull all the lose ends together beautifully.

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Ok, time to do a major shout out.

There's a lot to this, so if I miss someone I'm totally sorry.

First, DM Mimic. Holy crap dude, you are awesome. I have been gaming a long time with some straight out professional story-tellers of DMs but the resolution of the story plots with Derik and Lannia were just insane. You took a lot of random details, wove them together from two characters that had completely different origins, took things that had already been done, put a new spin on it, and ended up making a SINGLE story that was so freakin' incredible I'm still geeking out over it. That plot went in direction totally unimagined and with enemies completely unexpected. Thank you ever so much!

Lannia: Thank you for putting up with me the last year or so and letting your story get interwoven with mine. I can honestly say that the character development and RP that has taken place is some of the most enjoyable I have ever had, both participating in and watching. I look forward to continuing the RP into other plots and shenanigans! Or just hanging out at the Anchor with friends.

Ronja: For being generally awesome and always having Derik's back. Whenever Derik needs support in a task, you've always been a solid RP partner that he can rely on at pretty much any time for any thing.

Vala: For being awesome and tempest-y! You're another that's always been there for the RP both good and bad situations during this entire thing. Thank you for smiting things when things need smiting, and talking them out when they needed talking.

Adallan: Well, we ALL know what Adallan is good for.... PUNCHING THINGS of course. Dude, thanks for coming along on this ride and punching evil mages and annoying boss thugs in the face!

Rania: For keeping Derik alive in some really nasty fights as well as helping a huge amount with some research RP that was able to push plots forward dramatically.

Gaven: A steadfast, reliable, honorable man. Gaven has always been ready to help Derik and Lannia out with the DUMBEST things and speak reason to them. As well as get beat up by giant, invincible, magic-enhanced cult leaders while everyone else ran around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to figure out how to make him not giant, invincible, and magic enhanced.

Miz: Because sneaky, magic using, devious death mongers are ALWAYS good fun to have around when fighting things that need to be possibly snuck up on, magic-ed, and made dead. Whiiiiiich Derik and Lannia did a lot of the last few months.

Gunthar: Because sometimes you just need crap blown up, melted, reduced to ash, snarked at, or any combination of the above both concurrent or consecutive. Thanks for lending the smite when the smite needed to be lended. Leased... however that works.

Wren: Hello Neighbor! The perfect person to bring along when you need someone to slaughter the 6 people you're holding the line against but not actually hurting much.... or when you need arch-mages who are messing with the group trying to fight the boss taken down in an artistic and/or amusing fashion.

Reineke: *singing* Everybody ought to have a Mage! Every-body ought to have a Con-jur-er!* (really hoping you get that one...) In any rate, Rein, you totally threw in on this when we needed you, provided great insight and help, and were generally fantastic to have around to be like "well, no, that's probably not how that works..." when our theories got really dumb.

Oth: You came in super late on this, but you RPed the whole mess like a boss! Thanks for coming along and getting beat up by over-powered, obnoxious dragon disciples with us! I always enjoy your commentary and character portrayal in these sorts of things.

Aidan: Of course, have to give a shout out to my adopted Pa-in-Law, because really, without his RP in this storyline, a good portion of this wouldn't have even gotten started!

Luke: We had some great RP back and forth where Derik ended up bouncing ideas off you as well as you helping out with a bit of the research and support. Thanks man, for putting up with the scattered popping in of random storyline stuff that essentially had no baring on anything else you were involved in.

If there was anyone I missed that helped out significantly in the last few months... I'm really sorry. It's been a long, fantastic, wild road with a massive amount of participation and help from all corners! Thank you everyone!

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SteadilyAdrift wrote:
Apologies to anyone I may have missed but to be fair, this community is great as a whole. Good luck and stay beautiful, good folk of BGTSCC!

-SteadilyAdrift, aka, Illias/Venara/Remi


Sad to see you go.

Had a great time when you were around. Come back! :snooty:

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