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Phew. Broke 400lbs for deadlifting at the gym today. So tired. Will try to get posts up when I get home.

The Doomkitten wrote:


I'm panicking right now. Tomorrow, I'm about to GM my first game ever-Doctor Who: Adventures of Time and Space-with an adventure of my own design.

I'm nineteen pages into it, and although the rest of my players have never played a TRPG before, and probably won't get very far, I'm still panicking.

Just remember, if at any time you feel nervous and uncomfortable, you can just tell your players that. Tell them you need a moment or a break to compose yourself. You're already a badass for hosting a game.

If they're worth anything, they will be patient and they will forgive you.

If you're going completely by RAW - the only way to "interfere" with a grapple is to use the Aid Another action which as you said "only amounts to a +2".

Of course, that's kinda silly IMO. I allow my players to initiate grapple on already grappled opponents, with a few caveats.

  • The third party entering the grapple must commit. If they fail the initial grapple check, they join the grapple but the opponent is automatically the controlling grappler.
  • Treat them as separate grapples. On the turn of the person who is being "double-teamed", he must make two separate grapple checks to main (or break the grapples). Penalties from the Grappled condition stack.
  • If at any time the person being double teamed loses control of either grapple, he can be forced to release the other grapple entirely.

    This gives grapplers a way to dive in a "save" less grapple-worthy party members from grapples, and can also give larger mobs the ability to "pull down" a more powerful foe. Also, it means that a particularly large monster is very difficult to wrestle someone else free of (I'm pretty sure there's a TVtrope where someone dives in to save someone and is also immediately grappled).

    These are just my house rules though, since the actual RAW is so limiting.

  • NO CAPES!!

    Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

    Staring at Elsa for a few moments after listening to her speak, Anahita's impassive mask let's up a moment in resignation at some internalized thought that does slip through, followed by the question, "If it would assist you to share of your daughter's plight, I am willing to listen. If it is her tale to share, however, then perhaps in time she will do so with me."

    She then moves towards her clothing, casually tossed atop a piece of furniture, proceeding to clean it and don it, first with arcane magic, then with her hands.

    Hm? I was fairly certain Vai shared at least part of her past with Anahita when they were discussing Champions?

    Elsa fidgets uncomfortably at the question, glancing away from the young woman, her clasped hands tightening until the elven woman's knuckles turned white. Anahita's superior skill at reading people can easily detect the stress at the suggestion of sharing.

    Her voice cracks slightly as she speaks. "If... if Vai has not shared it with you, I don't... I don't think I should." she says, her voice laced with guilt and pain.

    As Anahita begins to dress herself, Elsa fidgets once more. "Thank you again, Anahita. I will excuse myself now." there's another bow, and unless further questioned, Elsa backs out of the room and closes the door behind her.

    Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

    Taking a moment to consider, Anahita then says, "We are what we are in the world due to experiences. It is good that you have a daughter that wishes you to be healthy and well. The mark of a family with affection and concern for one another. Do you not have the means to protect yourself? Surely your daughter is in some way learned from you in her abilities? I will admit that I do not know her history, or yours, well, at this time. I am a relatively new arrival here at this"

    She takes but a moment to dwell on the last word before stating it. After that though, a slight thought appears to cross her mind, and she relaxes her face going into an impassive expression.

    Elsa shakes her head at Anahita's comment, her waist-length blonde hair shimmering slightly in the light pouring into the dark room from the hallway. "We are farmers, not warriors. Vai's... abilities are not learned from us." she replies with a somewhat pained expression. "They are the result of evil that has been done to her."

    Sorry for the short post, on my way to work!

    Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

    Anahita returns the bow, while wrapping the towel around herself, clearly able to read the woman's disturbed state with ease.

    "I apologize, ma'am. I did not think of your cultural issues with my state of dress. As for your thanks for our efforts, you are most welcome. Creatures from the external planes have no place disturbing the balance as they do. Yet, they will continue."

    Considering for a moment, the teen then says, "When will you intend to return to your home world? Do you miss your fellow villagers? I am uncertain what more there is to be discussed."

    Elsa seemed a bit unsure of herself after Anahita's brief apology regarding cultural differences.

    She was briefly encouraged though by the fact that unlike the other girl Elsa had spoken to, Anahita seemed considerably less standoffish.

    "I... I'm not certain what path my husband and I will take yet. Vai--" there's a pause here for Elsa to collect herself. Memories of the previous evening's heated arguement are still fresh in her mind. [b]"Vai thinks that we will be in danger if we leave the school, at least for a little while yet."

    Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

    Looking at the Elven woman, while still in her towel, Anahita merely nods and greets her in response, then steps back to give Vai's mother access to the stoic room.

    "I recognize you as the mother of Vai. Is there a concern? Your fellow villagers are in good health, and your village should be restored in time, given the assistance assured me by the religious order they are currently with."

    She continues the drying off while allowing Vai's mother to step in if she wishes, the gold-silver links of a chain, wrapped around her left forearm, from elbow down, shine brightly their masterwork craftsmanship against her dark skin. The room itself is primarily dark, as if someone neglected to turn on any lights. Illumination comes from the window looking out into the fields.

    "I would offer you food and drink, regrettably, my quarters has not been prepared for visitors."

    Elsa visibly blushes as Anahita continues toweling herself off. She averts her eyes after a moment, trying to at least preserve some of the girl's dignity, even if she didn't seem to care for it.

    "That's... quite alright. I just... I just wanted to thank you for your help in rescuing us yesterday. We'd all be dead... or worse, if it weren't for you brave young people."

    She bows shallowly to accentuate her gratefulness, hands folded gently in front of her. It also helps to hide the fact that Elsa is pretty freaking embarassed that this mostly naked girl doesn't particularily care for her state of dress.

    Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

    One simple cantrip later, clothing discarded in a cleaner state than before, a shower commenced, she reckoned she would feel somewhat restored after that last orgy witnessed.

    If her Patron's goal was to cause Anahita to become indifferent to procreation rituals across the spectrum of life, she was starting down that road. The alternative, however, did dawn on her too. So far, no luring yet in that direction.

    A quick few soaking minutes later, while not cleansed to the soul, her form certainly was cleaner. She felt slightly restored while walking out combing her thick mane, wrapped in a towel.

    The room reminded her of some caves she'd been a dweller in, but it still lacked the touch of natural she always preferred.

    Shortly after Anahita has finished her shower, there comes a quiet knocking at the door to her room.

    Should Anahita choose to answer it, she'll find standing there an elvish woman. While she sports the eternally young face of all elves, this particular woman's expression belies a certain deep rooted sadness, though her bearing is upright - no slouch in these shoulders.

    Anahita may note the family resemblance between this woman and the (late) Champion of Light, the same blue eyes and wavy blonde hair. She may also recognize that this is one of the vilagers whom she assisted in rescuing the previous day from Belsayv.

    "Hello." she says with a small bow of her head. "Am I speaking with Anahita bint Tariq?"

    Dami, is Anahita on Schoolgrounds at the moment?

    Vai's Mom is going around to everyone who was part of the Belsayv mission and thanking them personally. Dunno if you want to bother playing that out or not.

    Actually, for those who want to play that out, let me know. She still has to visit:

    (Sadie has already been visited)
    Probably somebody else I'm missing.

    I give people the option because it could be boring, but it could be interesting too. I dunno.

    Krays wrote:

    "Yes. It will help."

    "Let me talk to Vai for a bit, and see what she has to say."
    He walks over to her still form lying on the table. Raises his staff and raps 3 times on the floor, and seems to zone out.

    ** spoiler omitted **

    Krays can feel Vai's spirit out in the ether, and it responds to his call...

    Imperial Chronicler wrote:
    Understood. To get to the meat of this, then...Is there anyplace Fei can see from his current position that he could teleport to that matches his aforementioned parameters? He's not trying to get closer to those two (he'd prefer not to at the moment) - he just needs a better view.

    Not trying to block the scene, just trying to add to/remind Fei of the danger of his position. I'm sure such a place could exist, especially with the two lovely ladies distracted with their... ahem... bath. Geez Fei, peeper much?

    Fei, of the Sun Soul wrote:

    Fei's brow (hidden though it is) furrows at the mention of demons. He does briefly wonder why so many of Avalon's troubles seem to stem from demons...but it is only a fleeting thought as he continues his dual tasks of determining what the dragons' plans are, and what this place is for...

    If he can see a means to remain out of direct sight, he will very slowly try to reposition himself so he may see the two of them as they speak.

    If Fei knows nothing else from his time spent around his sabumnim and meldanya's family it's that whatever flaws dragons possess, poor senses are not among them. Even his own Vai's relatively untrained senses are quite sharp, and this Vai has a thousand years experience on her. Any attempt at movement from his current position is going to be extremely risky.

    In other words, Darth Vai has a fairly monstrous Perception score. ;P

    Tamrin - Gunslinger of Tomorrow wrote:
    He moves away from the table and toward the banks of lab equipment nearby, stopping at one of the multi-function analyzers. He takes the small book from his duster pocket, and gingerly places it...

    I'm afraid DB3 will have to be the one to answer this... ;P

    Suddenly, Kezzin feels another presence in his mind. A female presence that is initially full of rage, but quickly receeds to panic. These emotions bleed slightly over to Kezzin himself as the panic sharing his mind begins to mount.

    Taron Sunwake wrote:
    Evil Vai.

    Sorry, to specify, my PCs are only these: Ardiente, Ehos, Lily, Midori, Rena, Repp, Tyrrin, Vai, and (to a lesser extent) Vare.

    Evil Vai is an NPC, and a villain. She destined to die eventually. ;)

    While we're on the subject of the Sun, I'm taking bets on a pool for which of my PCs is gonna die next. First Ardiente, then Ehos and now Vai.

    Any bets? 100 "Whose-Line" points to buy in.

    If Vai's wound is inspected, it appears to be a direct and precise strike into Vai's brain stem from the back of her head. It would've killed her virtually instantly and painlessly.

    Tam's scan pulls in all the details of the surrounding area, saving it to his memory banks without trouble. As he flips the book open, something inside causes it to fall open to a particular page...

    The page itself is completely blank (as is the rest of the tome, if checked), though resting inside is a single, orange feather. A primary flight feather from a young adult Firebird, almost unmistakable.

    Settro wrote:
    Settro teleports to whenever he can get to.

    Settro appears inside one of the school's gardens near the west border of the school grounds - a walled section to prevent hapless animals from stumbling into the occasionally dangerous gardens. After a few moments spent looking around, he spots a man teleporting in atop the wall bordering the school. The man seems very oddly dressed - in combat fatigues - but one thing definitely sticks out to Settro: he has a firearm drawn, and looks prepared for combat as he pulls a set of goggles into place.

    Aanandareavekki wrote:
    ** spoiler omitted **

    Proving time and again that there ain't no rest for the wicked (and that the righteous don't get any either), Aananda's security feed bleeps at her. If she checks the blip, it comes up as:

    "CODE GREEN: Infirmary Patient Elopement.
    Patient Name: Vai Sunwake."

    Jacob Forgehand wrote:

    Out of curiosity... how long has it been since Alton revealed the Truth on the Sun?

    @Ed.... Thanks for the tip! And, I thought this feat might appeal to Melody...

    ** spoiler omitted **

    I think it's been 3-4 days since that event. I'd actually have to go through some of the logs for a more accurate answer.

    Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

    Anahita considers the Halfling for a moment then leans over, when available to whisper closer, "I appreciate your concern, however, I have yet to be ill in any fashion. I doubt there is an issue with my mind either. I'm not quite certain, to be honest, what checked means along with some of your words. I do not have the one sickness, nor am I familiar with the latter in any manner. My well being is, I assure you, quite well in hand."

    While leaning there, she looks back to Vare, then whispering to Illithia discretely, "I do, however, believe that investigating this demi-plane of mine further, needs to cease at this time. That was my last thought before some time was lost.. delving into that again may be the cause of my just recent loss of time. I remain more curious though, and thank you for that."

    She smiles after that, then leans back and looks on at Vare's teaching.

    Illithia sighs slightly, sitting back in her chair, seemingly defeated by Anahita's stubbornness. Her tattoos remain the same sickly green colour as they were previously. "Stubbornness isn't a virtue, y'know." she mutters, her gaze returning to Vare and his lesson.

    Sorry for the short post, out of time and trying to keep going!

    Illithia sits back down, her ink still the same sickly-yellow-green colour. Her whisper as turned into a slight hiss. "It's really not a good thing Anahita. You could have epilepsy or porphyria or something. You should be checked."

    "Ace" wrote:
    "Fei, Professor Sunwake, would a blood transfusion help Vai recover her white blood cells? I can change my shape to try and match her blood type, though I am uncertain if it would be exact." Ace asks, worn out from all the healing he had to do.

    This may or may not be possible, given Vai's rather unique genetic structure. Vai is still technically humanoid though, and so Ace should be able to copy her form, right? Or does he have to eat her brain first?

    Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

    She immediately narrows her gaze at Illithia, who'd been poking her, then around the room.

    "I have lost track of time, what has happened and for how long?" She frowns after speaking this, realizing full well where she is, and how she is not affording her Professor, regardless of their association, her best behavior.

    The thought of that washes over her expressive features, and she looks downward, self-chastised at her manner.

    Glancing towards Illithia, she whispers, "I apologize for my lapse, I'm unclear what happened or for how long." Even when out of control, she's polite.

    Illithia frowns, and glances at Vare who is also looking worriedly at Anahita's outburst in the middle of the lecture.

    "Anahita, you just had an absent seizure." Illithia responds worriedly, looking at her, though returning the whisper. "That's really not good." Her black ink has shifted now towards a yellow-green, sickly colour, and she's standing raising a hand and looking at Vare, who has yet to resume his lecture. "Professor, permission to take Anahita to the infirmary. I think she just had an absent seizure, and she should be checked."

    Melody's plan appears to be working - the electromagnetic field within Vai is softening and softening... and then is snuffed entirely. Melody gives the signal that the field is clear, and the gathered healers pour healing energy into Vai. The burns all across her body vanish, and she tenses, her back arching slightly at the massive spike of positive energy. Her heart rate spikes for a moment, and the medical equipment bleeps angrily. After a moment though, she relaxes. Her face is serene and peaceful, and no more burns are forthcoming...

    Unfortunately, this isn't the end of Vai's problems. The nanites in her bloodstream are reporting an extremely low white blood count. As Fei feared, the ultraviolet radiation has completely decimated her immune system. She will recover with rest, and the nanites can substitute in the short-term, but the medical staff will have to carefuilly monitor her, lest she succumb to an infection and develop Immune Reconstitution Syndrome or another auto-immune condition.

    Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

    Anahita takes a moment to glance over at Illithia, scanning her features briefly, then looking back up at the board and Vare's lecture.

    After a moment, she nods and says, "Your recklessness is noted. I will investigate and share what I learn, in fact--"

    She promptly goes quiet, looking straight ahead, mostly unmoving save for the basics required for indicating she is alive still.

    After a few moments of this stillness, Illithia glances up at Vare, then back at Anahita. She delivers a few pokes to Anahita's ribs, which increase with intensity the longer the girl.

    If Anahita remains like this for more than 10 seconds or so, Illithia begins to be alarmed...

    Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

    Giving Illy a non-verbal look of warning, including Vare, Anahita adds discretely, "Beware of your voice, lest we are heard. I ... am not certain this is another plane of access by anyone save myself. I have the means, and willing can go, though I appear to travel there in fashion ...oddly. I do not wish to deny the opportunity to practice or use magic, however, what if you are rudely rejected? The danger is unknown to me and I sense there is a threat there."

    At this point, she unconsciously toys with the silver metal looking chain on her left wrist, entwined with her fingers.

    Illy nods at Anahita's chastisment regarding the voice volume, leaning in just a bit closer - so that her shoulder was touching Anahita's arm. Her voice is once again low and quiet, and the tattoo remains the same green colour. "Pft, I'm more interested than ever. A bit of danger's never stopped me before. What's the worst that could happen, right?" she says, with that same impish grin. She seems a bit reckless, perhaps. Or maybe just too brave and curious for her own good (which is pretty much the same thing).

    BTW, Anahita and Illithia's conversation should pretty easy for Lim-Mor to hear, if he wants to be involved.

    Reviarti wrote:

    after taking repo outside, riviarti produces several small white orbs, and commands them to search for ginni within a mile, and if found, to return to her, and they fly off.

    "Well, that's done."

    Bumpity bump!

    Illy just nods to that, listening to Anahita speak to her experience. Illy's tattoo's flicker briefly with a rainbow of colour which seems to race along the lines of 'ink'. "Well, you're definitely leaving here, so you have to be going somewhere else. That makes sense, right?"

    "Well, maybe we could try using a spell to reach it? Even if you can't take me with you, I can Plane Shift on my own." she offers in response, excitement clearly growing on her features, as the black ink shifts once again towards the green colour from before. Her voice is losing some of it's discretion too. Even Vare isn't deaf.

    Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

    Glancing over at Illithia, Anahita looks back at Vare while he's speaking and says quietly and discretely, "I .. that is, if you are referring to me, seem to have access to tomes, which I'm at times unclear if are visual representations of my memory and what was provided to me, or given, before arriving here. I was never skilled in the arcane, but, now, it appears trivial and familiar, much in the way that the smells and sounds of home would."

    She furrows her brow a moment then adds, "I would be delighted to assist you, if you have questions-- the details of these planar beings, however, is new to me. Only some of them are known due to my adventures. Their interactions, do not appear too complicated."

    She keeps her attention on Vare, while trying to answer Illithia.

    After a moment, "There may easily be a Research Demiplane. I can check, after class, if you wish, or when we have a few seconds." She offers the Halfling a smile at that.

    "I'm talking about wherever you keep blinking off to, duh." Illy replies, once again having an impish grin on her face, though her tone and volume stay low. "Is that the place with the tomes or whatever?"

    Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

    Anahita appears to listen to the lecture.

    With any reference to something specifically non-magical, she just sits and listens, though when any arcane topic arises, per the skill, depending on the exotic or degree of obscurity to it, her eyes flutter and take on that distant look, or she may actually vanish utterly, the first time the topic is brought up.

    Regarding discussion of the planar topics, this oddness does not occur. It seems to primarily occur with regards to 'magic', i.e. the arcane, and only the once.

    When the various races of planar beings are mentioned, however, she will occasionally peer to the side, as if someone where speaking into her ear to her right.

    Her expression, for the most part, however, remains neutral or pensive. She does occasionally between speaking, peer out at the others in the room.

    Midway through the lecture, Illithia - still seated next to the Amazing Vanishing Girl - leans in to whisper to Anahita. "So, is there like some kinda Research Demiplane or something I should know about? It would save alot of studying time."

    Vare is as clueless as ever, continuing on with his lecture seemingly without noticing the whispering girl.

    Lim-Môr Azair'vialys wrote:

    "Fair enough. Good to know it's not for the usual reasons."

    He says, fairly ambivalent about it.
    "There /is/ always magic, though."
    He offers.

    "Magic is amazing, isn't it?" Illy replies to that in a low and sultry voice (or, at least, as low as a Halfling teenager can manage), and looks like she's about to continue on when Vare finally turns around clears his throat. Whatever the tattoo'd halfling was about to say is cut off, as she glances to the front. She gives Lim-Mor a wink before turning to face the front.

    Anahita bint Tariq wrote:
    Opening her eyes after the zillion runaway thoughts shot through them, she looked over toward Vare, seeing what he'd written. Trying to keep her thoughts silent, proved to be as much a failure as silencing Jivana.

    As she examines Vare's handiwork on the board, he appears to be drawing a design of some kind, in white chalk. He's being very meticulous in his drawing, careful of even small details.

    The device Vare is drawing is most definitely a summoning and binding circle, and could be used to draw Outsiders to be trapped within it, were the appropriate magic brought forth upon it.

    Lim-Môr Azair'vialys wrote:

    "Eh. I'd rather wait really. More fun getting the full experience the first time. Just gotta wait for someone to come along that doesn't mind some extra stuff."

    He flexes his wings when referring to extra stuff.

    "Hey, wings can be totally hot." she replies with a smile, and a thumbs up. "I'd totally be down with you, but you're probably like, way too big for me, if you catch my drift. Big is nice, but painful isn't, y'know?"

    Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

    Glancing once more between Illy and Lim-Môr, Anahita continues her study of any visible magic Illy is using.

    She contributes nothing new to their conversation.

    Anahita's analysis reveals that the tattoos are indeed magically active, and giving off a faint aura of both Transmutation and Conjuration magic.

    Fei, of the Sun Soul wrote:
    Melody Waverider wrote:

    Mel rushes out of the room to where fei and vai were taken.

    she pulls out her sonic, already set to scan Tybs from earlier.

    Fei, what happened? she assks as she scans Vai

    Fei looks up from the nanite dock where he just locked in the tank. Stepping away for Aananda to begin the programming, he stops by Melody briefly.

    "She her Patron for speaking of something it did not want her to speak of at all," the young monk replies after a deep, steadying breath.

    "They all have the ability to harm their Champions when they do not...cooperate. And they can do so to such a degree that all types of healing are reduced to the slowest rate possible."

    Melody and Aananda:

    Both Melody's Sonic and Aananda's scanning equipment can pick up short-lived bursts of Electromagnetic radiation in the Ultraviolet band within Vai's body. The light, somehow, simply ceases to be a centimeter outside of Vai's body, vanishing entirely. The bursts are powerful enough to badly burn skin, and also to severely compromise Vai's immune system. This EM radiation may hamper Aananda's nanites, unless they've been hardened since the attack.

    [i]The three gathered here to tend to Vai suddenly become four, as Ace is succinctly deposited here, rather unceremoniously on the floor, and without warning. He had been sitting quietly in his first class of the day, when he found himself instead dumped into an infirmary room, with Fei, Melody, and Aananda present, along with a very crispy looking Vai.

    As Fei has let up his energy treatment of Vai, he'll note that her burns are slowly reforming where his energy had worked to heal his meldanya.

    Sorchan del Sol wrote:
    "Thank you. Is there anyone else who hasn't turned in their completed paperwork? If not I thought you lot might like a brief tour of the school while your schedules are being processed. Although I should warn you that the building has a tendency to rearrange itself so you'll need to use the arrows even after you learn your way around."

    The scribe has taken all the antics of the teenagers (and non-teenagers) in stride, merely watching impassively. He smiles slightly when Archena thanks him, but beyond that he's pretty serious and professional in his demeanor.

    "I believe I have all the papers that were handed out, Professor. In about twenty minutes I shall have these all processed, as long as my peace is maintained." With that, he glances at the occupants of his office, before moving to sit at his desk, sorting through the forms with a frightening speed, magically aided.

    This is me saying, you're free! Go forth Firebirds, and ruin the school instead of the Poor Scribe's office. ;P

    Lim-Môr Azair'vialys wrote:

    "Well, that's not... where I'm from that's one of the worst kinds of shame. Elves aren't as fertile, so fooling around is normal and almost encouraged. So, no I haven't uh... assisted myself before... that's even worse than having no experience."

    He raises his eyebrows up and down in quick succession at the wink, unphased by this kind of subject due to his uprbrining.

    "Pfft, how're you gonna know what you like if you don't help yourself out once in a while? Whatever your home culture tells you, there's nothing shameful about it. We're at this school to learn, right? Just think of it as another homework assignment. Except you actually want to do this one." Illy adds, continuing her wide-eyed grinning, leaning forward onto her desk so that she can more easily look past Anahita to Lim-Mor.

    Meanwhile, behind Illy, Marsi has once again rolled her eyes and turned back to the front of the class, trying to catch a glance of what Vare was drawing on the board. Class should be starting any minute now...

    Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

    Looking at Illy, "Illy, as you wish."

    She studies the hands and tattoo turned snakes, then after a half moment of thought, casts Detect Magic to aid her study. Her attention kept on the manifested power once complete.

    "Neither of those terms carry the weight of terms I'd appreciate, and I am not presently a boy nor toy. Their meaning seems to convey a casualness of the act of life creating that is lacking. Is this a standard teenager mind set?"

    Her tone is clinical, merely sharing her thoughts while remaining somewhat curious.

    "I will applaud my first teacher, a female, that shared the finer points of the female anatomy, which did help contribute to my personal and external studies, however, I'm more curious in the thoughts and motivations here. Self experimenting seems ...not appropriate yet, nor am I curious enough. Is it Lust? Romance? Power play? Domination? A twisted climb of the social structure? Perhaps a way to ignore an inner fault with the act? Hence my suspicion this might be an addiction. Why not do the act vigorously for the health benefits and bonding that could occur between mates? Or the development of intimacy and trust between a chosen ...partner? Does that not enter your thoughts, Illy?"

    Regardless of her words, she is a living and, apparently, breathing, young woman. Rather impressive human specimen too.

    I think I gave the wrong impression with my description. Just meant to imply that the tattoo winds up her arms and hands, not that it's currently moving.

    Unabashed, Illithia continues on grinning away, eager to share what she knows. The tattoo has begun now to subtly shift towards a light green colour. "Well, what about 'friend with benefits'? And it's not just the act of creating life. In fact, most of the time it's definitely not that."

    "Like I said though, what sex is, is up to the people doing it. It can be any and all of those things. And I definitely prefer it done vigorously." she adds with a wink, glancing at Lim-Mor to see his reaction to this discussion.

    Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

    Anahita's eyebrows raise up at the various tones of voice and their strife filled conversation. A slight change of expression after the fact as well.

    Then, after his wave and such, she offers, "Perhaps you should seek out a brothel? There are places where such an act, bestowed upon someone, is considered a duty and honor. I have heard of such, though never partaken. Are you saying you have yet to experience an orgasm, and thus, cannot contribute to the discussion? I fear that may stir Illithia playfulness." She glances over at the Halfling.

    "Is he a fitting suitor? or ... what is the appropriate term? Casual partner?"

    Apparently Anahita might be turning into a relationship matchmaker.

    As if on command, Illithia's eyes seem to gleam with joy, and her grin widens to practically manic glee. She raises her hands up - the black 'tattoos' snake along up to her fingers. "Call me Illy." she says to Anahita, before continuing on. "You guys, come on. You don't need someone on the other end. No brothel needed if you've got these babies. Just need to find what you like. Just a little..." Illithia makes an extremely crude jerking motion with her hand.

    "And.. casual partner is a bit clinical. You could go with something like 'f%!&buddy' or 'boytoy'. Those are fine too." she replies to the second question without answering the first.

    Damiani wrote:
    FireclawDrake wrote:

    Is Ash Haired Guy reacting to the scene with Vai? Any senses or extra information you need?


    Maaaaybe, who's asking? :) More importantly too, how/what ability employed?

    Happy to respond though.

    Mostly asking as the 'GM' who's running that bit, if there's anything special you need to know other than what's already been posted. :)

    Anahita bint Tariq wrote:
    "Ah, understood. A unique being, fascinating. It will be interesting to see what your children become once you pass along your seed..." She gives a quick side glance to Illithia at that, then back at Lim-Môr.

    "Hey, don't look at me when you say that. No babies up in here, thanks." Illithia adds playfully, poking Anahita's arm in rebuke, though the grin on her face only intensifies, and she looks over at Lim-Mor. As casually as she can manage - though she can't really hide her grin, anticipation overflowing in that moment - she continues to say: "We were just talking about orgasms. I'm Illithia, by the way." she waves gently to the strange elf, mischievousness plain on her face, eagerly watching the elven boy for his reaction.

    Given that this is the second time Illithia has gone straight for lewdness when being introduced, Anahita might guess that she does it intentionally, for whatever reason. Maybe she likes seeing how people react.

    Shoshin the Fox wrote:
    Halo_Jonnes wrote:

    " might be fun, all depends, so here we go"

    She walks up to the clark elf and signs up.

    Shoshin moves up to the elf behind the desk after Halo, signing up before stepping out of the waiting group and off to the side.

    The elven scribe is actually standing next to another older gentleman, making small-talk as they watch the various students go about signing up. When approached by the non-Firebird pair also wanting to register, he smiles.

    "Of course, one moment." he says, and with a wave of his hand, a drawer on the nearby desk opens and out floats another pair of paper bundles, and they go to each of the prospective students, along with a pen.

    "Here are the class lists. You will need to fill out a schedule, and this form here as well. List the full names and a short description of any emergency contacts you might have, though if you don't have any we certainly understand."

    Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

    Looking at the sign language going on, then back to Illithia after it's explained, Anahita smiles up at Marsi and says, "I teleported, into a demi-plane. The differences here and here, are radically different, including time. When I first learned of it, I was stuck in it initially for a week without food, which was a survival attempt until I learned how to leave. Thankfully, er... I feel I am speaking too much. Teleporting. Dimensional, of sorts, yet not." She motions at about her head, as if demonstrating 'noise' going on up around here. "Thoughts, urging to come forth."

    Looking back at Illithia, Anahita says, "Well, the option to change into a male exists, even a Halfling if you'd prefer... or anything else natural for that matter. I am not ignorant of the how, typically between humanoids with appropriate natural organs, it is as mammals engage in sex-- which I have seen frequently, or helped to cause in groups under my watch. Hmmm... oddly enough, this conversation feels forced now, is this what you would call non-fun? just the talking without fantasizing? I ...I certainly hope I am not getting bored of it, especially not this quickly. I just ... perhaps I do not have the same sexual drive, by choice, as you have? Hmmm." She seems to dwell on it.

    "How long have you been drawn to orgasms? Perhaps you are addicted, though this may be a good addiction, compared to say, a drug or killing things for pleasure?" She sounds curious, definitely not insulting though it might go that way.

    Anahita's voice isn't loud, but there is something definitely impressive about her over all. She stands out, not just due to her charisma which is rather impressive, but just her sheer being.

    The demiplane explanation seems to suffice for the pair of girls - conjuration students after all - and they nod along. Illithia's playful grin remains while Anahita fumbles, trying to explain her outrushing thoughts. "Hey, don't hold back on my account. If you've got thoughts that you need out of your brain, by all means. Looks like your squeeze is distracted right now anyway." She waves one of her small hands in Vare's direction, where the Wizard is still chatting away with the strange elven boy.

    Now that she's not quite 'on the spot' as much, Illithia's embarrassment fades away, and the tattoos slowly return to their black tone. The grin remains though, and widens at Anahita suggestion of becoming male. "Yeah, I'm more a girl of action, you might say. Talking's nice up to a point, but sometimes you just gotta get dirty to really understand. Which I'd be totally down to help with, if you can 'shift into a guy. I take it things aren't too serious with him" again, a small motion towards Vare. "if you're tossing out ideas like this."

    The grin disappears for a moment when Anahita mentions addiction, though returns after a moment. "Hey, it's not like I'm offing myself in the bathroom between classes. They're awesome, but addicted might be taking it a bit far, y'know?"

    Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

    Anahita loses the intense gaze, clearly the non-verbal was received and understood. She smiles at the response.

    "You speak as if you might allow the possibility, with a female, interesting-- is it due to the desire to experience, or experiment? Or, do you doubt a male can be found to completely fulfill this urge for your casual or intensely personal? I find myself quite curious on this topic now that you have brought it up, if you're willing, I'd appreciate speaking with you further. Additionally, I am seeking someone to educate me and naturally, an experienced person of the topic is preferred, though, to be fair, someone inexperienced is also desired for the same reasons, to be balanced in the approach, one must test all possibilities."

    She lets that sit for one second, a beat, before responding to the other part, "Upon my arrival here, I found myself manipulating magic, in another fashion-- the ability to teleport, or blink, as a blink dog I presume, is known to me, intimately. I went to refer information, mentally in a library. I apologize if I startled and leaving without indicating such. It was disrespectful. I ...seem incapable just yet, of denying that when a new topic begs research. Your tattoos, the possibilities of what you can do, along with various other things-- another reason worth spending more time together. Perhaps there is much we could learn and share with one another. If it helps, I find your capabilities and spunk, attractive, plus you seem open and courageous. All good qualities in a living being."

    She smiles after that semi-intellectual dump of facts. That may have been a compliment, definitely not well skilled, but she's trying.

    "Geez, you'll make me blush." Illithia replies, her colour rising slightly - and the tattoos resolving into a more pinkish tone - at the info-dump 'praise' given by Anahita.

    At this point, the one named Marsi taps Illithia on the shoulder, and the halfling glances over at her. Marsi makes some strange hand motions and gestures, which Illithia seems to understand, and proceeds to respond in kind. Marsi still hasn't voiced anything, though she doesn't appear to be silenced as Ehos is. The pink colour doesn't fade from Illithia's tattoos in the slightest during the exchange.

    Not sure if Comprehend Languages would cover Sign Language, or if Anahita would have any chance of recognizing it. Let me know.

    After about ten seconds of signing, Illithia turns back. "Sorry, Marsi doesn't really talk. She wants to know how you went and did research when you were only gone for like a half-second. Do you have time powers too?"

    "As for the other stuff, I don't mind teaching and giving advice. I dunno if I could be with another girl alone... I mean, they aren't really my thing, y'know? Maybe if there was a guy there too, I could be into that. I'm sure the guy wouldn't mind either, if you know what I mean." she winks when saying that, then seems to realize... "Oh... maybe you don't know what I mean. Heh. I'm not really sure how to start. You know how the basics work right? Like... how the guy and the girl fit together?"

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    Halo_Jonnes wrote:

    Im a little lost with what's going on outside the headmasters office.

    can any one help whos tracking things, thanks

    We can say that Halo got swept up with the Firebirds if you like - there's a big group doing a mass sign-up right now in the Scribe's office. Halo could be with that group if you'd like.

    The Incredible Vanishing Girl wrote:

    "I... That is to say--" Anahita seems to focus on Illithia's changing tattoo coloration and do as she'd done previously. First she seemed to focus elsewhere, perhaps to the uninitiated, a simple loss of attention, distant stare, but, then she simply seems more and more unfocused on the here and now, eyes still, held breath. It lingers for a second more and she vanishes.

    Surprisingly enough, however, unless Illithia's is prepared for it, Anahita returns nearly as quick as she vanishes. Blinking once or twice, as if waking up.

    "I shall, seek... To do as you suggest, yet-- I... It, what you speak of is very personal. The casual manner is new. I have never been present to this. Please excuse my lack of awareness. You do not strike me as malicious, merely seeking to assert yourself and playful. I am glad to have met you. I like your tattoos. Magical and ...more?"

    Anahita turns her attention towards Illithia's fully again, and smiles warmly. She certainly doesn't appear bothered any more after speaking her bit, and the odd vanishing act. As a matter of fact, the consideration Anahita has of Illithia at the moment might appear, intimate- or predatory.

    The sudden disappearance and reappearance of Anahita certainly takes Illithia by surprise, and she jumps slightly. "You okay?" she asks upon Anahita's return, sitting up a bit more straight than she was previously, the incident obviously forcing her attention to focus a bit more.

    Upon seeing that Anahita appears unhurt and well enough to continue the coversation, she relaxes again, slouching slightly in her chair. Over the course of the past few moments, the deep red colour has faded away from the tattoos and they've returned back to the neutral black tone, though when Anahita mentions the tattoos, Illithia gets a slightly embarrassed smile and once again they shift colour subtly, this time to a lighter red - boardering on pink. "Ah.. thanks. Yeah, it's kinda like wearing a mood-ring that covers my whole body. I was born with them, and they stick with me even through polymorphing magic. Some sort of inherited something or other, apparently. They glow when I use my stronger magic."

    Noticing Anahita's intent - and possibly intimate look - Illithia shifts a bit, grinning slightly. "Just so you know, I'm not really into girls. But as far as the casual thing... I mean, yeah, sex can be intensely personal or whatever, but it can also be a casual thing too. It can be whatever you want it to be. You get to decide that part."

    "So.. that vanishing thing... is that why you're here? Are you a blinker, or something?" Illithia asks, giving Anahita an avenue to change the topic if she wanted to.

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