General Table Talk

I was referring to the All Roads Lead to Africa story, which seems to be ongoing.

I like steel blue for Lucas

Maybe I’ll just use plain black for the Woad. It seems to be a rare colour by now :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

I don't remember which saga we started using speech colors here (I think it was "In the Ruins of Bibracte"). Someone came up with the idea of using speech colors so what the characters say kind of leaps out from the page. I don't have a problem with more than one character using the same color (like Fédora and the Woad both using blue, for example). I would prefer that any given character uses "their" color consistently.

Just my two pfennigs.

I actually prefer not to use colors. But if it's the convention we decide on I'm happy to comply.

I am continuing All Roads at this point, I don't have any other story plans at the moment, but I would like to remain on the list of potential storytellers... we'll see where things start going and what ideas start occurring...
crimson for Fleur

It is up to each of you whether to use colors or not. I personally think it makes it easier to distinguish between the character's words and the player's comments and descriptions. We are not writing a novel and this is not high art.

If you prefer easier methods than colors, in other pbp forums I have used characters tend to use bold letters to speak, and cursive to think/inner discourse (I use it for mental communication with my familiar).

"If I do decide that I would be interested, I would need to discuss it with my sodales. I wouldn't want to leave them in the lurch."

An incredibly tall, thin man in servant's livery suddenly appears at their table. "You rang?" he rumbles.

"Sorry, wrong Lurch."

The giant groans before he turns to leave.

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May I suggest Winter 1244? Jump into the Ancient Discovery story. This is the real reason Santiago sent you to Andorra.
If Trogdor agrees. We have to figure out who is involved. Solomon was part of that, as were some side characters (Lucien played by IBT, and Edith whom I had forgotten all about).

And just to note, the year begins with Winter in my calendar. Robertp's sollo aventure Dusk of the Fllame takes place in 1245. All roads lead to Africa takes place in Autumn 1244. This buts Vibria in two stories, which is maybe too much for one player.
The Exarch story never happened (that was the political one). That is now an open season for study or whatever.
See, now I remember why I almost collapsed before the Forums did. We over extended ourselves by putting the same characters in different stories in a tangled short span of time.
I am open to suggestions as to how to resolve this.

Where can I find some data on Santiago?

So it seems the Woad will appear on the doorstep of the Andorra covenant just before Winter 1244, with a reference from Santiago, and ready to join the expedition.
I'll post his final statblock and updated backstory in his dedicated thread soon.

Santiago appears in the early posts of Ancient History (1242). There he gives Roberto a task to rescue a colleague of his named Flavia who had been kidnapped. It turns out that Flavia found clues that she thinks will lead her to a lost Temple of Mercury and others wanted that information from her. Roberto and his fellows rescued Flavia who has now asked the group to come with her to try and find the temple since she fears that the people who kidnapped her will pursue her to the temple.

Knowing that more trouble was coming, Santiago might have sent Woad to help bolster the efforts to find the temple.

Roger. I've read through the thread of "Ancient History (1242)", and it makes sense that Santiago was up north at some point and suggested to the Woad that he could be of use in Andorra, specifically with this mission in mind. Although Santiago propably only hinted at the nature of the mission.

I think this is a good entrance for the Woad to make in the saga. Should I just start replying in that thread, and let the Woad arrive and introduce himself? It'll work even if he is only 99% designed and not yet posted.

Also, is Santiago a resident magus of Andorra covenant, or what is is connection?

Santiago was Roberto's mentor during the Shadow Wars. I just looked on the wiki and see that somehow we never managed to get an entry for Santiago in the "important entities" section. I'll try and correct that (though I'll trust Marko to add anything missing from the description).

Wait, what wiki? :wink:

But seriously, is there a link to that wiki?

Andorra Wiki

So, I was rereading Ancient Discovery and it got me thinking about the Mercere portal network. As in most sagas, we've never really defined it, though we've done more than most, I think. I worked up a page on the wiki ages ago that had all the official (and some unofficial) links. But even that was a bit confusing. So today I did up a map that shows all the known links. Here it is (and it's on the wiki now):

Two observations:

  • There are no known portals in Hibernia, Loch Leglean, Thebes, Levant, or Provencal (except for Doissetep).
  • There are three separate networks, at least as we have them set. There's the main Harco network, a link between two covenants in Novgarod, and a link between Magvillus and Icy North, with a few minor links added.

It seems likely that there are more portals that simply haven't been mentioned. I suspect that it's best to leave that up in the air until it becomes an issue. But I thought I'd share my map and my observations.

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Right now we have the following people listed as members of the covenant on the wiki:

Pontifici

  • Carmen Perez of Flambeau: Pontifex Maxima, Treasurer
  • The Spider: Warden
  • Solomon of Guernicus: Inquisitor

Masters

  • Lucas de Mercere: Herald, Deputy Librarian
  • Roberto: Marshal
  • Vibria of Flambeau

Journeymen

  • Acutus Ilfetwis of Bjornaer
  • Cecilio Ex Bonisagus
  • Fleur of Bonisagus
  • Guiverna ex Miscellanea
  • Kesara of Flambeau

Apprentices

  • Elena, apprentice to Lucas
  • Gabriel, apprentice to Solomon
  • Lucien, apprentice to Carmen

We've already spoken about clearing some of the magi people out. Marko said that Solomon would be gone. What about Vocis? We also have a few journeymen that might not be active (Acutus, Cecilio, and Kesara). Gabriel would go with Solomon, and I'm not sure what the status of Fleur's apprentice was. As I recall, she was just using him for a few seasons of work and was then going to hand him off. Is he gone now?

Also, we'll need to add the new magi to the list as well.

Any observations or comments would be appreciated. Once I have some better info I can more some people off the active list and onto the "Former Magi" list.