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Journals & Backgrounds / Re: The Mystery of Mistari
« on: July 30, 2021, 01:06:23 pm »
The caravan arrived a few days ago.

It has been an interesting few days.

I managed to get a house. That was my first goal. Now to furnish it.

Boy is doing well. He is taking to his training but I can tell there is something deeper. I will have to keep pushing him.

Zinnestro is with me. I think he is adjusting well.

I have a new potential member. I am unsure about him but so far he seems loyal. Time will tell.

I have enough room for two more, at the moment. I am sure if I end up with more than that I can make room. Here is hoping worthy people appear.

I miss Saul. There are so many people around that I find it hard to make friends.

The females seem to despise me. Though I will admit I have never gotten on well with females. Mother taught me that they are more than often competition instead of allies.

Journals & Backgrounds / Re: The Mystery of Mistari
« on: July 24, 2021, 05:26:33 pm »
I swear, if I hear the words "nearly there" one more time...

If I squint, I can see our destination on the horizon.

As I sit in my wagon on this final night of rest before arrival I find myself reflecting on my journey.

Much like my mother, I have found myself in many towns and cities, all unworthy of mentioning by name. Each promising a home and each failing miserably.

Yet, here I try again. Another fresh start.

My male will join me later. Perhaps it was the Maiden's will that the ceremony for First was never completed.

I digress. My thoughts are on the caravan travel that will soon be coming to an end.

My mother had a dream. She yearned to have one of celestial decent for her own. She perished before that dream was fulfilled.

During this trek, I came to learn that one of the other wagons contained men who were in possession of one such being. I made it my goal to relieve them of that burden.

I had recently paid passage and become custodian for a stowaway on the trip so we took to becoming friendly with the men.

It was not difficult. Soon they were all but doing a mating dance for me. Some males are just so simple.

Even though I could have, I decided against using that infatuation to get the creature for free. I was good. I purchased him properly.

Vile people. But, after moving my new possession to the more comfortable surroundings of my wagon, I resumed my friendly terms. I even gifted them with some of my special wine.

A few nights ago tragedy struck. A wagon caught fire and those inside perished. We were lucky no others were harmed. It is a shame I will not have those men to dally with any longer. I do wonder where my stowaway was...

He is a fine possession. Well built and toned. All one would expect of one of his kind yet with one flaw.

He seems to be missing the feature mother wanted most. I think it would be interesting to make it a goal to see that feature restored or added if need be.

For you, mother. I will take good care of him. Training has already begun.

Journals & Backgrounds / Re: The Mystery of Mistari
« on: July 23, 2021, 02:09:16 pm »
The caravan master says we are nearing our destination.

I have grown weary of travel. At this point, even if the destination is a flaming pit, I would gladly depart this wagon.

I will admit, the trip was not entirely dreadful. I do miss Saul but I had several who came and went which I enjoyed spending time with.

It always pleases me when I find those willing to call me Mistress of their own accord. There are even some that experience some form of comfort and release when accepting such. Like they have finally been given permission to embrace something they had been afraid to admit.

Time will tell if any of those who remain on the caravan will stay with me upon reaching our destination.

I do hope Saul finds what he was looking for. I know he will be quite late in joining me but he was excited at this opportunity.

General Discussion / Re: Harvest Moon Consortium Scripting Forum
« on: May 31, 2021, 08:13:51 pm »
Breaking a lock instead of the whole damn chest would be amazing.

Journals & Backgrounds / Re: The Mystery of Mistari
« on: May 20, 2021, 06:29:38 pm »
Found these when I was going through the pouch I had on me when I left.

I wish I had more of it.

A few pages are added that have been written in someone else's handwriting.

The Mistari Memoirs

How did I come to be? I suppose that is a rather interesting tale.

To understand that, one must understand the underdark and the houses of drow. If you do not know about those, then I suggest you learn then come back.

Now then, where did Mistress Mistari first draw breath? Let us venture back to before my conception to the woman who would birth me.

She was a female drow. Lower than the low. Houseless and worthless.

During a raid one cycle she was captured by the males of a house and set to be sacrificed in the next ritual to Lolth. Seeing as you know all about drow society, you know that sacrificing a female drow to Lolth is one of the greatest rituals that can be performed. Only surpassed by sacrificing a female drow priestess.

My birth vessel was so pathetic that she did not accept the honor of her life being taken for the Spider Queen. No. She begged and pleaded with the Matron of the house to spare her life and take her into the house as a member.

Oh, the Matron found this amusing. She granted the request on one condition. She was still to be sacrificed but the demon they summoned to take the blood for the Queen would hold her fate in his claws.

You see, if she could convince or seduce the demon to mate with her and not kill her she could live. But only if the coupling produced a child and then only if that child was female.

The cycle arrived and she was chained to the altar. The ritual began and summoned forth the creature.

There are some rumors that the ritual did not go quite as planned. A magical darkness, darker than drow eyes could pierce, filled the chamber and no one could clearly see the being that came for the sacrifice.

All heard the sounds of the coupling and as the darkness lifted the being vanished and the female was left on the altar, bloody and broken yet living.

She was removed and eventually found to be with child. The Matron was true to her word, which is rare, and allowed her to live as one of the household until birth.

Upon birthing me, she was granted a low rank in the house and allowed to serve the Matron and everyone else. She got her wish.

As I grew, I spent more and more time with the Matron. I was her pet. Yet, not in a doting way. I was her entertainment. Pain and torture were given to me for her amusement. I was not full drow so I held a rank in the house equal to or lower than even my birth wench.

As I grew, my birth wench soon learned I was not as she expected. I understood and could speak Infernal. She quickly taught me Abyssal and warned me not to speak the Infernal around house members. I also abhorred the practices of the drow houses. The back stabbing of the males. The constant lies and treachery that was just expected from everyone from the Matron down.

It was chaos. One day would see me pampered the next strung up for the amusement of others.

I had precious little time to myself but when I did I would visit the slave pits. I enjoyed watching them work and observing their punishments and corrections.

There was one slave that caught my eye. His blood smelled wonderful when he was lashed and the sounds he made after they broke him were exquisite.

I kept visiting. I could not keep myself hidden from him, it seems. He started smelling me when I was near and looking for me.

Finally, one cycle I had had enough. I was strong enough to survive and I had no more need for the house, the Matron or the bitch.

I waited until the house was busy with a celebration and I went to the room I was forced to share with my life giver to gather my things. She caught me and I had to lay her low. To this day I do not know if she survived.

I ran. The house bells were soon sounding and I had little time yet I stopped by the slave pens and used what little bit of clout I had being the Matron's pet to claim the one I had found.

His name was Able. He was a male with an interesting birth story as well but that is not mine to tell.

We both ran and spent years looking for a new home. We would find one, set down roots, start to grow a house and then something would happen and we would have to run again.

There is one place though that I left my mark before having to flee. A shame they ran me out. I doubt they ever found a way to fix my curse.

Able and I had arrived at a small town near the larger city of Harrowport.

This tiny town, I have even forgotten it's name, did not allow us entry. They forced us to get back on the boat and continue the sailing to Harrowport.

Because of that inhospitality I plotted revenge.

After gathering new house members I worked to curse those who wronged me.

Their favorite son, nephew of the town's regent, was set to wed. It was a perfect opportunity.

I am not overly cruel. I did allow the couple to wed and have their ceremony but at the reception I arranged for a distraction using a hin while none other than the groom's father poured the cursed wine for all at the head table.

Upon the toast and certain words spoken by the father, all at the table turned in to ooze. The lowly disgusting creatures they truly were.

Oh, it was beautiful. Able and I were trees at the reception. Quite a handy spell that was.

While I do not enjoy chaos, I admit to enjoying watching that.

I do wonder if there are any baby oozes yet.

There was another small town near that had a temple to the Maiden of Pain. It was not nearly as grand as some I have seen but it was sufficient.

It was in that town, that temple, that my daughter arrived. I do not mean I gave birth, I mean she quite literally arrived.

The house had gathered to witness the ceremony naming Able as First Male. It was a ritual charged with blood magic.

I was lucky to have a clergy of the faith there for, as the ritual goes, I had to whip him to death and then I in turn was whipped to near death as I lay upon his body.

The Willing Whip was pleased and brought him back to us, thus binding him to me as First Male. A title he had won the right to do the ritual for after fighting another member of the house, a drow male named Sid.

After that was done, she revealed herself. We were not immediately convinced but over time she proved herself to be the daughter of myself and Able.

She said she knew little of what happened to bring her here. She was with us, in the future or another reality, and the house was under siege. We used powerful magics to link to this point in time and shoved her through. This time was chosen because there were already powerful magics at work due to the ritual.

Quite the tale but strangely quite believable.

Able was relieved he brought me a daughter and therefore was not killed. I have to admit, I was as well.

Next we head to-

the words are the last on the page, it appears as if this is either a section of a larger book or all that remains of it

Journals & Backgrounds / The Mystery of Mistari
« on: May 19, 2021, 03:16:32 pm »
On the move again mother.

It is so extremely frustrating. I had to leave so quickly that I was not able to bring anything with me except what I had on.

Why is this the fate of our line? Why can we not find a home?

I still strive, mother. I still seek a place to call home where I can form our house and maybe even open a shrine or temple in the name of the Maiden.

I am headed toward a land I have heard about. We will see if home can be found there.

I left word for Saul and the others. I do hope they can join me. It will be lonely starting over by myself.

I will keep eye out for signs from the Maiden. Perhaps she will bless me on my travels.

Outfit saving so clothes horses like me don't have to carry around a billion different outfits. :)

Netherese Library / The Legend of the Bow
« on: April 12, 2020, 10:20:18 pm »
Head Librarian,

My name is Clarissa. I write to you in the hopes you will have time to meet with me in person.

I am seeking a magical musical item and I feel it would just be too confusing to write exactly what I am looking for and why I hope it is in this area.

I apologize for being so vague but I hope it interests you enough to dedicate some time for us to visit.

Replies can be sent to my home in the Shelf or left at the Coin in Hadrian.

Thank you,

Groups & Concepts / Looking for an Arcanist
« on: January 15, 2020, 04:31:20 pm »
I'm looking for someone interested in playing an Arcanist Guild mage.

I am toying with a concept that would require having a partner player who is in the guild.

Our play styles would need to mesh so I'd be happy to chat with anyone with an interest.

Hit me up on Discord or message me here.


Netherese Library / Mystral Temples and Worshippers
« on: December 16, 2019, 12:14:52 am »
Wren wanders into the library and looks around in slight bewilderment. After a moment she strolls over to a librarian and asks for aid.

Hello there, I'm looking for information on where to find Mystryl temples or groups of worshippers around the area.

Not in Hadrian but a bit abroad. I am willing to make a short journey if need be.

General Discussion / Re: Should Quest Areas Be Opened
« on: October 31, 2019, 01:24:05 am »
I think many people are missing the point.

Opening quest areas to exploration will not allow a high level to drag a low level through it and allow them to complete their quest.

Leave the instanced quest system in place. When you take the quest then the quest loot and quest appropriate monsters spawn within an instance that only those with the quest can enter.

If you don't take the quest and just enter the area freely, then the quest loot won't spawn and you can put monsters in there that might make sense to see after someone has already done the quest. Broken chests with a little coin that might have been "missed by the quester" and monsters that might have moved in to take advantage of the area having been cleaned out by the quest groups who did the quests in the instances.

These quest areas are some great areas and doing it this way will give them double duty and allow them to be enjoyed by characters who have out leveled the quest itself as well as characters who might have done the quest but go back before reset and RP taking care of other issues.

General Discussion / Autumn Party Times
« on: October 20, 2019, 03:07:54 pm »
I'm trying to arrange a time/date that will allow the most people to attend.

I don't want to have the party too far after Halloween because there is a winter party I want to hold before Wren's end of term in December.

But, I'm sure the player base can forgive me for "parties too close together" if it means more people get to enjoy the awesome work Rainman has been doing for me on the party location.

So, please vote on when you would be available. This is just a very general idea right now. Once we get a weekend picked then we can work on an exact time.

You can vote for more than one option and vote changing is allowed.

General Discussion / Re: What would you like to see on N:AoM?
« on: October 03, 2019, 01:24:45 am »
This is a total pet peeve of mine and I know it will be shot down but I'd like to see the requirement for forum usage if your character joins a faction. Especially if they join a DM faction.

V2 Beta Feedback and Bugs / Re: Reschotti Resource Order Chest
« on: May 02, 2019, 12:38:41 am »
I answered.

I is SMRT :)

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