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“AH! I found it.” The booming voice rattled its joy through the mazes of eclectic rooms. So loud was the sudden exclamation that it thundered through the low hanging clouds and rumbled the rocky ground all the way down to the valley. The Collector’s voice woke the facilitators and they quickly left wherever they were and whatever they were doing. The four of them flew to his side having been summoned this way before; Suhia from the east, Lain from the north, Cronix from the West, and Gelidus from the North.
“Oh won’t the Society Members be envious of this treasure.” The crinkled man clapped his hands together in delight and the walls trembled. “I found the Mandible of Ixtab!”
As the facilitators readied the summons box and opened the command book one larger shadow, Cronix, took the clues from the others and asked, “And what is that, exactly?”
“It is the jaw bone of an ancient god, the Tackqular age of the Central Section.” He squealed and the rafters above shifted. “It will complete my Primal Age Level Three Section. I will gather one of my drone colonies to retrieve it.” Excitement in his voice made the waters in the seas below rise.
He hopped to the now opened book flipped quickly and spread his arms out to either side. He was overly excited and did not take the time he usually did to put his short finger on the old text, and adjusted the light.
Cetria em vugas umetra,
Oritious blye segratium.
Sintroum ty ligratha
Treuom crigha va
In an even louder tone, winds blew and the stars began to swirl.
“Wait.” The Collector leaned over the book and whispered. After an exaggerated squint he rubbed his eyes quickly. “Did I say Treucraig crava, or Treuomcrighta va?”
Cronix, a shadow that had a past of being sometimes outspoken chuckled, “Opps.” And that was his latest mistake.
The Collector has grand powers of course and he has summoned beings from a wide pool of worlds and times to bring him back artifacts from vast lands and dimensions. He can’t leave his estate. And beside he would rather pull the strings of others than to dirty his own hands. He most often picks the crew with the skills to gather the item.
But he made a mistake.
He has no idea what type of group he called. But still, they will be placed in a world, in a land with the task of retrieving the Bone of Ixtab. The magic is set so they will not be able to resume their place, their life, until the task is complete.
**The idea is for this to be a shorter term role play with a story arch. The story is not set in stone but it has a beginning, middle, and end. Characters will develop but it has a plot.
** This play could be an opportunity to bring a character that you developed in some other role play but never had the chance to really move and stretch. Characters are not limited but when you are transported to the land you may find some of your powers and equipment may be useless.
**This will be an adventure. The goal will be for this group of players to collect the Bones. They will be transported into a strange world with other characters that most likely were unknown to them. I will be setting up obstacles for the group to maneuver around or through.
**Players can die. But none can go home or back until the Bones are delivered to the designated point.
**As the guide my player will try hard to keep the group together. Cooperation completing tasks among characters is the goal. I will strongly discourage a “rouge” or single effort.
**Pace is important to keep a group active. My goal is at least one post a day in the thread. So if there are five characters you would be asked to post once in five days. Hopefully more. I am looking for fun exciting movement not excellent writing. One thing I enjoy about this forum is the diverse style, voice and levels of writing. So as long as I can read it and understand I do not critique of evaluate. There will be no posting order. If you disappear I will entertainingly kill your character.
Note—I am not a big fan of extensive character sheet. It makes for better play if you know your characters history and personality. But the other players do not have to know any of that before the play. In fact, they don’t.
Description or picture:
Skills, powers and/or abilities:
Things carried through (only what is on your character or what it holds):
Please add a post about where your character is or what they are doing before they are caught and dropped into the Collectors forced group.
Submit your sheet here. Lillian and I will look at each and then PM you to let you know what skill or items might not work in the new world.