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The Tale of Baldur's Gate - Told by the BG EE Community

ShandyrShandyr Member Posts: 8,263
edited August 2013 in Role Playing
Greetings Fellow Adventurers,

I would like to tell the story of Baldur's Gate with your help.

The story will start where the game starts.
Abdel Adrian (Human,male,Fighter) is assumed to be the mainchar.
(Has become more of a rogue-like fighter atm - is up to you how he developes).

Please read the subforum's announcement before joining


Rules:


1) Each member may only post up to a few lines per post.

2) No double posts are allowed

3) Important: The content of previous posts must be respected.
The fun of a story like this is not to negate or to block what other members have posted.
But to accept it and build the story upon each new post.

4) The mainplot of the game must be respected. Plots unfold like they do in the game. But you can tell how the party reacts on them.

5) Rules may change if necessary

6) If I disagree with a post because I think it does more harm than good to the story I will state that I do not accept that post as valid and that other players should just ignore it.

7) Out of character lines must be put after an "OOC:" or in [parenthesis].

8) If you feel like someone is derailing/disturbing the story contact me or LadyRhian.



Important: How to avoid the ninja

There has been a lot of ninja'ng going on. That means several people post at once. As they cannot reflect the content of the posts of each other, story consistency (Rule 3) may be broken. In order to prevent that you can do:

0) Bookmark this thread to get notifications when other members have posted.
1) At first you post an empty message, only containing "Reply in progress" or "Posting..."
2) Then check by website-reload if your reservation post has got the correct position at the story
3) Then edit your reservation post, with the actual message

If you see a reservation message of another member, then please wait until s/he has edited that post.

If ninja'ng still happens the following rule applies: "First come, first serve"


For some inspiration on improvisational storytelling you can check out The 10 Rules of Improvisation


A note on Rule 4) We do not have to stick to every minor quest and event literally (Although we can! This is up to you!) One purpose of this story is to get free of the boundaries of the video game in some ways:

- Party banter and a lot of it!
- You do not have to stick to the exact words a character says ingame.
- Party Size should rather be determined by roleplaying than by a strict, arbitrary number
- NPCs and the environment in the game can be pretty passive sometimes: Make them come alive and reactive here!

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  • ShandyrShandyr Member Posts: 8,263
    edited September 2013
    At the moment the Party consists of: Abdel, Imoen, Khalid, Jaheira, Neera, Garrick

    Bounty on Abdel's head: 680

    Abdel Adrian is equipped with:

    Helmet slot: pot helmet
    Main hand: dagger +1 (from Fuller)
    Off hand: buckler
    Armor: Studded Leather
    additionally wearing: brace of throwing daggers


    Imoen is equipped with:

    Main hand: Shortbow
    Off hand: N/A
    Cloak: Algernon's Cloak
    Quickslot: Wand of Magic Missiles


    Khalid is equipped with:

    Helmet slot: pot helmet
    Main hand: Long Sword (normal)
    Off hand: medium shield
    Armor: Splint Mail

    Alternative weapon: longbow


    Jaheira is equipped with:

    Main hand: Quarter Staff (normal)
    Off hand: N/A
    Armor: Leather Armor


    Gold
    rougly about 1000


    Open Quests
    - The group has heard about reward of 5000 goldcoins for a mad priest named Bassilus.
    - get reward for killing spiders in Beregost
    - return Mirianne's letter

    - investigate Nashkell mines


    Current Situation
    Group has arrived in Nashkell. They have met Berrun Ghastkill and received orders to investigate the mines of Nashkell. Killed Neira already. Currently on their way to Nashkell shop to prepare for journey to Nashkell mines.
    Dorn Encounter.

    Important Items in Backpack:

    potions of healing
    oil of speed
    potion of invisibility
    Antidotes

    Gorion's Scroll
    Bounty Notices

    ring (NOT IDENTIFIED YET!)
    golden pantaloons
    two belts (not identified yet)

    Post edited by Shandyr on
    LordOdesseironAristilliuselminsterlolien
  • ShandyrShandyr Member Posts: 8,263
    Abdel stands in front of Candlekeep Inn, ready to purchase what he needs for an unexpected and unplanned journey.

    lolien
  • elminsterelminster Member, Developer Posts: 15,743
    edited December 2012
    Abdel steps into the inn and is greeted by the boisterous voice of Winthrop, the inn's proprietor.

    OOC: [ @MERLANCE , @Dragonspear , @LadyRhian, @belgarathmth , @Aristillius @Nukenin this is up again if you are interested]

    Post edited by elminster on
    ShandyrAristilliuslolien
  • MERLANCEMERLANCE Member Posts: 389
    Abdel thinks to himself, given his reload and character recreation "I should probably skip katanas for now and go with the more practical dagger as proficiency"

    elminsterlolien
  • ShandyrShandyr Member Posts: 8,263
    Winthrop boasts: "My hotel's as clean as an elven arse! What can I do for you Abdel? Don't forget to pay the 5000 gold you owe me..."

    lolien
  • elminsterelminster Member, Developer Posts: 15,743
    "You were always a big kidder Winthrop", you retort, and you gesture over to the wall and indicate to him that you want to see his merchandise.

    lolien
  • NukeninNukenin Member Posts: 327
    Abdel selects a dagger crafted of the finest Sword Coast iron, a suit of sturdy studded leather affording a modicum of protection while still allowing him to move in relative silence, and one of the modest bucklers Winthrop has laid out.

    lolien
  • MERLANCEMERLANCE Member Posts: 389
    He then grabs a second dagger, "just in case" he thinks to himself, and an unadorned pot helmet. "That old coot Firebead is giving me that I-have-a-fetch-and-carry-job-for-you look, I think I better get out of here"

    lolien
  • elminsterelminster Member, Developer Posts: 15,743
    edited December 2012
    Abdel fits himself into his armour, puts his two daggers into easily reachable sheaths, and then grabs his new buckler and grips it with his off-hand

    lolien
  • NukeninNukenin Member Posts: 327
    Before turning to pay Winthrop, his eye rests on a bandoleer of throwing daggers and light up with a sparkle.

    OOC: How are we going to have him bug Firebead for 300 extra golders without taking 30 posts to do it?

    Dragonspearlolien
  • elminsterelminster Member, Developer Posts: 15,743
    edited December 2012
    Having bought everything he needs, Abdel walks over to Firebead and proceeds to engage him in an lengthy, if annoying conversation. Out of sheer desperation to be rid of him, Firebead gives Abdel 300 gold and asks that a scroll be picked up for him from Tethoril.

    OOC: This post (prior to this note) appears as two lines on my screen. Not sure if it will for everyone else.

    Tressetlolien
  • NukeninNukenin Member Posts: 327
    Abdel dons his helmet, straps on a brace of throwing daggers, tosses Winthrop a spare purse of coin (precisely the amount owed) and walks out into the sun. Turning defiantly south, he heads to the Barracks to see if Fuller needs anything.

    OOC: My bad. I ignored the part where Shandyr confirmed that Abdel was the human male fighter archetype, so I bought him studded leather, assuming he was a sneaky-type. He's stuck with it now! Har! At least I double-checked before making him do halfling-ish things.

    elminsterlolien
  • elminsterelminster Member, Developer Posts: 15,743
    edited December 2012
    Stepping into the barracks Abdel scans the room for Fuller. He sees Fuller standing, though just barely from the looks of things, to his right. He strikes up a conversation with Fuller and determines that Fuller is in need of someone to fetch him bolts from Winthrop.

    OOC: We can always make Abdel dual to a thief later to make up for the whole armour thing.

    lolien
  • MERLANCEMERLANCE Member Posts: 389
    Fuller also requested that someone take Hull his longsword, Abdel figures he might as well take the long way around Candlekeep and pick up the Identify scroll too. He grabs the potion of antidote from Hulls chest too, just in case.

    (OOC: studded leather saves money at least)

    elminsterNukeninBelgarathMTHlolien
  • elminsterelminster Member, Developer Posts: 15,743
    edited December 2012
    While on his way to deliver the sword to Hull Abdel drops by the Clinic and convinces one of the priests there to provide him with a potion of healing for his journey. He then gives Hull the sword, who while surprised still only gives Abdel 10 gold for the effort.

    MERLANCElolien
  • NukeninNukenin Member Posts: 327
    edited December 2012
    Walking past Alaundo's chanters, Abdel mimics their droning prophecy: "The Lord of Murder was Imoen's father. So sayeth the wise Alaundo." His mimicry is met with sullen sidelong stares as he passes the chanters, chuckling, then spying Tethtoril rushing to meet him in the garden.

    OOC: Somehow he avoided triggering Imoen while walking from Hull to the chanters and then past them. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

    elminsterFina92lolien
  • elminsterelminster Member, Developer Posts: 15,743
    edited December 2012
    Tethoril pulls out the scroll of identify and hands it to Abdel, mumbling in the process about how he has no more need of it. Abdel puts the scroll in his inventory and heads back to Winthrop's inn.

    lolien
  • MERLANCEMERLANCE Member Posts: 389
    Entering the Inn, Abdel converses with Firebead who in exchange for the scroll casts a spell of Protection from Evil on him. He also purchases some bolts for Fuller and heads back outside.

    lolien
  • elminsterelminster Member, Developer Posts: 15,743
    Abdel decides to check the bunkhouse, just in case anyone in it may need errands run. Upon entering he notices a stranger who turns his head just as Abdel walks into the room. "That's odd" he thinks to himself, "what is he doing in here?".

    lolien
  • NukeninNukenin Member Posts: 327
    edited December 2012
    "'Ere there. You're Gorion's little whelp, aren't ya? Yeah, you match the description. You don't look so dangerous to me."

    OOC: Easiest edit ever! *caresses Ctrl, C, and V keys*

    Post edited by Nukenin on
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  • ShandyrShandyr Member Posts: 8,263
    edited December 2012
    OOC: Heh it seems you ninja'd yourselves ;)
    In this case: First come, first serve which means, elmister's post is valid. @Nukenin please edit your post so that it reflect's elminsters. Once that is done I would ask the same from @LadyRhian (so that it reflects Nukenin's one as soon as he has edited his)

    Story is ON HOLD until then

    This may happen from time to time, but it is nothing that can't be handled.

    elminstermarfiglolien
  • LadyRhianLadyRhian Member Posts: 14,675
    I deleted mine. (Mod powers are AWESOME.)

    elminsterAristilliuslolien
  • ShandyrShandyr Member Posts: 8,263
    edited December 2012
    OOC: Story can go on
    Nukenin said:

    "'Ere there. You're Gorion's little whelp, aren't ya? Yeah, you match the description. You don't look so dangerous to me."

    lolien
  • NukeninNukenin Member Posts: 327
    OOC: Poor Abdel. He's being run about like the typical Candlekeep excursion, half-forgetting quests and forgetting to collect rewards. He probably hasn't even saved his game!

    lolien
  • ShandyrShandyr Member Posts: 8,263
    edited December 2012
    "And why might that be of your concern? Do I know you?" Abdel asks, feeling a bit uneasy.

    Post edited by Shandyr on
    lolien
  • NukeninNukenin Member Posts: 327
    "I'll make it my business if'n I please!" the stranger snarls. "Me name's Carbos, and yer my ticket out o' the gutter!"

    OOC: Candlekeep has gutter scum? How could they afford the entrance fee?

    lolien
  • ShandyrShandyr Member Posts: 8,263
    edited December 2012
    That said, Carbos quickly draws his dagger and leaps forward.

    OOC: Seriously: How have Shanks & Carbos every managed to enter Candlekeep in the first place?

    lolien
  • elminsterelminster Member, Developer Posts: 15,743
    edited December 2012
    Carbos takes a swing at Abdel. Startled by this sudden aggression, Abdel manages to deflect the swing with his newly bought buckler. He unsheathes his dagger and makes a quick and successful counter attack against Carbos's extended arm.

    lolien
  • ShandyrShandyr Member Posts: 8,263
    Carbos drops dead to the floor, blood streaming forth from the lethal wound at his arm. Abdel is paralyzed. He stares at dead Carbos and the blood... so much blood...

    OOC: That was a critical hit for sure.

    elminsterFina92lolien
  • NukeninNukenin Member Posts: 327
    Abdel stares numbly at the rivulet of blood running down the hilt of the broken dagger in his hand. How did that happen? he wonders, dropping the ruined weapon and continuing to stare at his emptied hand, a small remnant of blood seeming to flash brightly as it traces a path along his fingers.

    Shandyrlolien
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