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Rik_Kirtaniya

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  • Shandaxx
    ENABLING FLYING FISH MODE
    January 13
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Exocoetus volitans?
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      Undead Exocoetus volitans! FEAR THEM! They're coming for you!
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Good! I'll fry them with fireballs to make delicious grilled fish! Don't worry, I'll give that to you too, unless you're a vegetarian.
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      You would eat fried undead fish?
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      When I fry them, they're neither living nor undead... they are DEAD! Ha ha ha!
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Whatever... Fish are a good source of nutrients. Especially their skin... it contains Omega 3 fatty acids, that are good for your health.
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      That's true. Fish belongs to a healthy diet, I agree. Well then, you may see the undead fish as my treat for you. I hope you'll return the favor one day.
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      I had sent you a truckload of cookies. But your enmity with Elementals denied you the pleasure of enjoying them. It's no fault of mine.
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      *hiss* Where did MY cookies end up instead? Who has them?
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Nimran! He loves cookies the most, so I sent the extra shipment to him!
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      NIMRAAAAAAAAAAAN!!! I will have my cookies! It's time to hunt down a ferret!
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Wait... aren't those skeletal undead fish?
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      No, they were bone-less!
    • Nimran
      Nimran
      Oh, so you like cookies then? Heheheheh.

      Beg, Shandaxx. Beg for your cookies!
  • TARGET FOUND: @Shandaxx's Castle
    TARGET FOUND: @Anduin's Pyramid
    TARGET FOUND: @mlnevese's Spaceship
    TARGET FOUND: @Nimran's Cookie Stronghold

    TARGETS LOCKED...

    DEPLOYING MINIONS...
    January 11
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      Uhm you know, there's a construction side on the roads to my Castle. I'm so sorry, really. I fear, the only detour leads right through Anduin's lands.
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Ho! Fear not! My minions are equipped with flying jets. They'll fly over the construction site, and reach your castle just in the right time!
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      APPROACHING TARGET DESTINATIONS...

      By the way, what do you think I'm trying to do?
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      I'm terribly, terribly sorry to inform you that the aerial ways to my Castle are blocked as well. You see the airspace around my Castle is blocked by a horde of angry air elementals besieging my Castle as we speak.

      Well of course I did learn my lesson from the water elementals. They should be treated with respect. Nobody said nothing about the other elemental types though!
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Actually, I ordered my minions to deliver you all a truckload of cookies each! That's what they were doing all this time! But alas, Shandaxx, since your castle is besieged by Air Elementals, I've got no choice but to ask my minions to return... Oh, there were so many cookies, of so many flavours, and so many shapes, and so many sizes... but unfortunately, you've to miss them all! Alas!
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      *hiss* Then let's hope your minions arrive at their destinations safely. I heard bandits are on the roads. They're not interested in gold, valuables or iron. Ever since the Cookie Crisis began they have only targeted cookie caravans...
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Just send Shandaxx's share to Nimran
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      *You have been waylaid by cookie bandies and must defend your cookies!*
    • Anduin
      Anduin
      HAVE NO FEAR! IT IS I ANDUIN! FRIEND TO ALL COOKIES IN PERILOUS PERIL!!!

      Have at you evil waylaying cookie bandies!

      *Anduin starts throwing ninja pancakes*
    • Nimran
      Nimran
      DID SOMEBODY SAY COOKIE?!?!?!

      COOKIES FOR EVERYONE!!!!!

      *casts Tidal Cookie Wave*
  • So I was taking a walk through the Glimmermist woods, and a found a "Find Familiar" scroll. It was a bit different, but I cast it, and look whom I found. It's Fawkes! Yes, he's returned after so many years! He's very friendly, and even taught me how to conjure Fireballs at will. I feel good.
    January 11
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      Interesting... I sense your powers are increasing. Hmm, I'll have to check if that is going to interfere with my plans for this forum...
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    January 11
  • ESTABLISHING NEW MINION CLONING MACHINES
    ......
    CREATING ADDITIONAL MINIONS
    ......
    PLANNING OBJECTIVES
    ......
    LOCATING TARGETS
    ...................................................................
    January 11
  • Whenever I get some off-time in school or any of my tutorial classes, I like forging weapons on the back pages of my notebook. Basically they are pen drawings, but each of them is unique, and done with great care. Here is one I'd drawn sometime back. What do you think of it?

    The Black Swan +6

    Type: Scimitar
    THAC0: +6 bonus
    Enchantment Level: +6

    Damage:
    1d8 (slashing) + 12 (magic) +8 magic damage to Evil +4 magic damage to Lawful
    Does double damage to Undead, Demons and Devils

    [Continued...]
    January 5
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      [...Continued from previous post]
      *Special:*
      >75% of poisoning Target (Save vs. Death at -4) for 3 damage per round for 5 rounds
      >Immediately slays Targets of 10 HD or less with no save
      >Decreases Target's Magic Resistance by 5% on every hit
      >Gives wielder Free Action, Negative Plane Protection, Protection from Evil, and complete invulnerability to all mind-affecting spells and spell effects

      *Casting Power:*
      >Can cast Breach 3/Day
      >Can cast Greater Malison 2/Day (lasts 1 turn)
      >Can cast Improved Haste 2/Day (lasts 18 rounds)
      >Can cast Absolute Immunity 1/Day (lasts 10 rounds)

      ONLY USABLE BY: Chaotic Good
      *WARNING (!!!) *: Immediately Kills Wielder if Target hit is Good Aligned.
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      PS: Mind Affecting spell effects include Psionic attacks too.
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      What a magnificent weapon! And it does double damage against undead, how fancy! But you know I am a bit concerned because it also does double damage against demons and devils. Those usually like to destroy weapons that could harm them.

      But fear not, I have an idea! Why don't you tell me the weaknesses of your weapon? If one wanted to destroy it, how would they do it? If I knew that, I could help you prevent that from happening and strengthen your weapon against any such attempts to destroy it...
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Hee, hee. I'll not be beguiled. ;)

      The only weakness is given in the warning, though it doesn't apply to the weapon *itself*.

      Ah, and about double damage to undead, you surely have no cause of fear Shandaxx, do you? After all, you appear to be a Good-aligned Demilich, if I'm not mistaken, so you won't be harmed in that case.
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      I'm thinking about a nice background story for this weapon....
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      *cough* Well yes! Exactly! I'm a good-aligned demi-lich anyway. I know I would have no reason to be worried for myself. As I said I was worrying for the safety of the weapon only. But yeah... what a relief to know it does not have any obvious weaknesses that demons and devils could exploit in order to destroy it.

      I have an excellent idea! Why don't I tell the denizens of the Nine Hells and the Abyss about this weapon? When they hear that it does double damage to them and there is nothing they can do about it, I am sure FEAR alone of this weapon will turn them from their evil ways and make them become good. They would not dare to be evil anymore let alone band together to research ways to weaken this magnificent weapon!
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      If fear can change their nature, then you may tell them. Anyways, I don't have any qualms whatsoever, since the logic of using it will not allow it's powers to be exploited!

      But how would you communicate with them?
    • kcwise
      kcwise
      Well, whatever you do, don't take that thing to the Windspear Hills. Alas, poor Ajantis.
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      You're right kcwise. Illusions can be so misleading...
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      Illusions... now what an interesting thought is that... So if good people were disguised as monsters, then someone might want to slay them with The Black Swan... And then they'd die. Ah the irony. HAHAHA *cough* I mean, how terrible is that? To think there would be a way after all to use this weapon to do great evil... what a horror, truly...
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Hey, the weapon isn't doing the evil. It's just killing the one harming good people, whether knowingly or unknowingly.

      You know what, True Sight should be able to dispel most illusions. That Windspear Hills one is made undispellable so that the plot of the side quest proceeds.

      Anyways, the weapon would still exist, and it would find another wielder. One has just to be cautious... very, very cautious!
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      I think I'll devise a new level 10 Divination spell to complement this weapon... something like "Perceive Reality", or "Eye of Helm", or "Sure Knowledge"...
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      No, no, no don't misunderstand me. I wasn't saying that your weapon itself was evil. I think it was made with good intentions in mind. Just look at it, clearly it was created to make the world a better place. And yet still, there are ways to corrupt its purpose and to do great evil with it. GREAT evil, indeed!
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      But how is there any evil being done? I cannot understand. As it destroys the wielder the first moment he/she tries to commit any evil...
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      With help of illusions and deception or even charming spells the wielder can be tricked into believing that someone who is good is evil. So they will try to kill that good person who they believe to be evil.
      And then they die. Because that is the rule of the weapon.

      The wielder is killed if he attacks a good-aligned target. Even if that is against his will. Even if he is forced to do that. Even if he is mind controlled. Even he is being deceived by illusions.
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Yes, that is precisely so.

      But that isn't what I said. I just meant, in the end, the wielder is killed, but that doesn't allow any act of evil to be committed. Just that no evil is being done. I understand your point: a clever evil person may use illusion or charm tactics to kill the wielder. But there is no evil act committed by the wielder whatsoever without him dying, just this.
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Wait a minute, the wielder is immune to mind affecting spells, so he cannot be charmed as such! Ha, ha!
      (Illusions are the only problem....)
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      So how does the weapon kill the wielder if it comes to that? Is it not magic?

      What if the wielder has 100% magic resistance? Or is immune to death magic? What if the wielder was undead?
    • Anduin
      Anduin
      Yeah... What if the wielder was undead... And say they tested the blade with the edge of skeletal thumb?
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      The killing effect is non-magical, so MR won't help. Also, it's not really Death Magic, but rather a devastating shock of Positive Energy (like the one you get with the "Greater Ruin" Epic spell, but far more dangerous) which blots out any essence of Evil. It's extremely hard to get artifacts to protect from Positive Energy, and even if one gets them, Undead beings (and most probably Demons and Devils) cannot equip those, because they'll be damaged instead by the artifact.

      And, about the wielder being Undead... Hmm... Actually, I haven't had the good fortune to have this weapon tested by any Undead individuals. Do any of you want to volunteer to test it?
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      Well... sure... but we can't. Anduin is Chaotic Evil, and I am Neutral Good, both well known facts. So we can't test your weapon. But you know, being the good-aligned undead that I am, I know some others of my kind and there may be some of Chaotic Good alignment among them. So... why don't you leave your weapon in my care and I will see if I can find the right person to... conduct some tests on the weapon...
    • kcwise
      kcwise
      What about the Animate Weapon spell? If the weapon is currently in flight and slicing away at enemies would the caster of the spell die if the weapon chunks a good person? or would the sword itself "die" since it was wielding itself at the time?
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      You can't apply that spell on this weapon... (Let me tell you a secret... This weapon has an innate MR of 140, and also each Saving Throw as zero... actually it has a certain degree of sentience and common sense, but the average wielder will not notice it. The weapon is a of clever sort. I have enchanted it in such a way that it knows how to keep itself safe...)
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      And if any wizard still tries doing it, he'll be the one to die... So Beware!
  • About to start my first Siege of Dragonspear run in some time. :smiley: Very excited. However, I've to finish my homework first. :/
    January 4
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      It just so happens that I have developed a new spell called "Homework be done". It's still a prototype and there may be a minor risk of tearing apart the very fabric of our plane of existence. So I will give you a discount of 1%. What do you say, only 99 gold pieces for you!
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      Worth it!
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Nay, if I use that spell, I'll not learn anything that I would learn if I do my homework myself. ;) It feels tedious sometimes, but I realize I'll be benefited by it in the long run.

      Besides, I don't want to risk summoning a Balor or Pit Fiend from another plane into my study room!
  • Wish you all a Happy New Year.

    Hope you all are well and fine. So, what are your plans this year? Any New Year Resolutions?
    January 1
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      2017 has been a very good year for me.
      My resolutions for 2018:
      - Staying skinny and healthy
      - Playing good games
      - Working with profit
      - Read more books
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