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 Post subject: De'land Maelstrom
Unread postPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 1:45 pm 
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Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 130 lbs
Eyes: Red
Skin: Purple tint
Age: 114
Sex: Male
God: Atheist
Home: Menzoberranzan

De'land's Mother Sis'elis Maelstrom was a worshiper of Eilistraee and taught her children love. She took to De'land closely teaching him about music, lore and the craft of being a bard. De'land's Father Laventh, was very practical and always feared those of araushnee would discover their kind heart and drag them before an altar. He was a merchant and spend most of their coin paying off the right people to avoid close inspection.

This happy time ended, one of my Fathers contacts sold out the Maelstroms to the priestess of araushnee. My Father got warning first and begged his wife to flee. She decided she could not drag her family on a race she did not believe she could win. Perhaps if she allowed her capture and went willingly, her family would be spared. Laventh disagreed but Sis'elis frantic cries to save her sons, broke Laventh's heart and he left as she asked.

Laventh fled to Sshamath and deposited his sons there. He then left to silence the traitor that told the priestess of his family. It is hard to say if it was for vengeance or to make sure his tracks were not followed easily. Sis'elis was taken before an altar and it is rumored she did not break and held to her faith after a brutal end.

De'land is having a hard time letting his Mother go and has the typical submissive mindset of a male. He is slowly realizing that Sshamath is a bit different and is growing in his trade. His brother and half brothe are both keeping a very low profile until more can be found out about this city.

He remembers the last words of his Mother "Darling, do not hate them or you will become like them." He struggles with those words everyday.

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I was prompted by several mistresses to tell a tale. I told a tale of the forming of the cult of the dragon. I read a book once and filled in the rest. The tale was more than a success but it drew to much attention! A mistress walked up to me and claimed me by biting me. This interrupted my story and caused quite a stir, in truth in almost caused a fight between several mistresses in attendance.

The one that claimed me never took me, the fact I am most happy about.

I began traveling with one of the mistress who heard my tale, she didn't seam to care about me romantically, which suits me just fine. Over the course of the next few cycles she has been directly asking everyone we meet to join her... I am more than surprised, even for one of the spider queen to be so direct when in uncharted territory. We eventual ran into a powerful Matron who invited her to possibly join her house. They started discussing how they would over throw the males of the city and kill any that worshiped any but the spider queen. I keep my head down and listened.

Later that cycle, the Matron we recently met, found me alone. She surrounded me with giant spiders to make her point known that she was superior and I was nothing. She then showed some tenderness and brought me before a throne of the spider queen. I think she wanted to take me as a consort but luckily another powerful Matron showed up and I was told to run away like a little dog. Again I was lucky... Fearfully, at least two powerful Matrons have noticed me and I do not like attention in that way. My brothers are sticking to the sewers, I do not blame them.

I met a fellow Jaluk and he appreciate my formality and politeness. I told me about our city and how things are not as they are in my home town. He said Jaluk's are free do so as we will. That was a shock to me, I heard rumors males could have power but to be completely free? He pressed me if I was going to stick with tradition or go native. I did not directly answer and he was polite enough to allow me time to think. I think he was sizing me up for a pairing with one of his sisters.

Then a mask surfacer walked up to me and a priestess I was with in the tavern. She called me friend... Who in all of the underdark calls a stranger friend? Way to obvious. This surface female called herself "Lo'" and offered 50 bag of gold for information on a group called the Silver Rose. Seams this group was interfering in her business affairs. The priestess I was with agreed to the terms.

I dig some digging and found out the Silver Rose is a surface Knightly Order. [Out of Game confirmed with Lisa] I assume they are a group of paladins, the priestess I was with thinks this Lo is with the zhents but why come to the underdark for information on a surface group?

We arranged for a surface guide but was stalled as Lo never got back to us. Lo was suppose to use a Sending to communicate another meeting and arrange payment for information gained. I have begun mastering the ways of a Stormsinger and the talk of the surface really has me wishing to see some clouds and feel the wind in my face...

Hopefully I can make my way to the surface soon, I know my brothers would also be eager to go.

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With my new acquisitions, I have decided to do some retraining. I found a few books and have been reading over those that fight dragons. I believe formally they are called Dragon Slayers. This intrigues me and I have been seeking out someone who has this profession. My helm of telepathy sure makes thing easy. It is a bit overwhelming to open my mind up and hear those that are nearby. I can not do it for long but perhaps in time I can wield this power as I do my songs. [OOC: I am rebuilding the same toon and read you need to mention this on the forums]

My surface trip has been postponed, unless I meet that one Jaluk from the other day. For the best I say, I need to get ready.

My brothers and I went out after the escaped goblins slaves. I tried to talk to them but they just fired slings at us and charged. It was sad... There are times I really dislike my race... It comes with so many prejudices. Well earned prejudices I might add.

I have gotten use to the nearby areas, oh I found a dying Jaluk in the mushroom caves. He has just been taken down by an adult beetle. I killed the beetle and was able to save him before he bleed to death. Then to find out he also is a Bard! We traveled together a bit and I gave him a few minor trinkets to help him out. I warned his strongly about the mistresses in town. I hope he listened.

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I have finished by basic instruction in becoming a slayer. It has given me such peace. I have content to now that I may die and it that acceptance I no longer have fear. I have lived a life of fear and to know have peace is so satisfying.

I met the Master Conjurer again and he bid we come on a raiding party. He teleported everyone down to some dark depths, were demons walked openly. We fought our way deeper and eventually faces a winged demon on nightmares, a Balor I believe it is called. The peace I have did not falter and amazingly I did not fall either. My new ability to shape shift has proven more than powerful. Becoming a Troll or a Minotaur has changed how I conduct myself for certain. It is funny still singing my battle melodies while in such a form. I more hum and beat out the rhythm than sing.

I have had no more encounters with any mistresses or matrons. I am happy about that. Thou next time they threaten me in town, I will call a guard over. See if they would defy the laws or perhaps even attack and be cut down. Now that my fear has been contained, I find myself with another strong emotion... Hatred. I constantly wrestle with my Mothers last words. Constantly. It seams in life we overcome one problem, to just find another.

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I finally did it! I reached the surface. The sun burned so much but when I looked up I saw the clouds, it was glorious! I am a storm caller and in the Dark I feel so muted but image what it will be like under the sky. I did not linger but I now I know I wish to go back and live there. I believe my brothers would join me, for since our Mother died, life in the Dark has not been the same.

The ogres we faced getting there, were more than daunting. Compared to my various companions I am weak. I need to find a skills set I am comfortable with, that is efficient. I may retrain myself again.

I found something incredible, a Blue Diamond. From what I know about Arcana, I believe it is used in summoning. I know nothing about the various realms, so what it summons I do not know. My two friends told me it is worth 250 to 300 bags of gold. Either way I am sitting on it right now but will seek out a buyer or gift it to an ally.

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I have decided upon retiring my inspiration. For now I need to concentrate on survival. I still sing and perform but it is not as it was...

Jaxon was gracious enough to teach me the ways of killing. I do not say murdering, as with all things it is how you use it. I will not hire out to murder people. Knowing the venerable spots and how to stun someone to end a fight has proven most effective. [Out of Game: RNR same name again]

Oh and I found a Dusty Tome... A few weeks ago a Blue Diamond and now the tome to match. I must have a road in front of me, few are so fortunate or "lucky" as the surfacer's say.

Thou I no longer sing to the clouds, I still wish to go above ground. I have been hunting with my brother Laventh but he is a mage. I found him a good crossbow and he can use that well. Elhrik has been meditating on his faith and not been willing to sojourn into Sshamath openly.

I explored the tunnels and found the area the Zhents warded off. I also stumbled upon the orc encampment. I was disguised and was let in but ran into Gerfex and he said no to push my luck. The orcs do not allow others into their camp and I will respect that.

I am still looking for an easier way out than the ogres and have been practicing shape changing. I have been told you may not go into Baulder's gate with a face covering, so I need to become a human or elf to enter. I do not wish to use deception, I wonder if I could surrender myself to the Silver Rose. I have been to the surface but not long enough to really learn anything. My next visit I will walk about and learn a bit.

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