Table talk (Bibracte)

So, (ic) we have one member in some kind of Twilight episode (Iosephus), one who went off on personal business and disappeared without a word (Silviatos), and one trapped in a Regio (Fieltarn). Yep. Mons Electi is definitely cursed :laughing:

Define "a few years." Are we talking up to the next Tribunal in 1227? Or are we talking more like two or three? That would make a difference to me, because there are things that Fiona's going to be doing that may or may not require a thread of some kind. e.g. headed off to Valnastium with Ulrich to try to acquire a Familiar, starting to look for an apprentice of her own, seeing what she can find out about the giants that Alexei dealt with (assuming she hears about it), working on her Driven, trying to nip her Buddy before he becomes a Syndrome. Little things like that.

Whatever, I'm pretty flexible here. I just wanted to throw that out to the troupe as a whole. We can do vignettes on finding a Familiar, I don't really see this as being a 14 page long thread, or even a 3 page long thread kind of story, unless she's planning to go to Greece and tame a hippogriff. Same with finding an apprentice. As a matter of fact, would you look at who just showed up with two gifted daughters. His eldest, Elizabeth, has had her Gift opened, but his youngest, Abaigael, hasn't. Of course, be wary of taking a Gifted child from a Bonisagus. Maybe you need a good lawyer for that...

By the way, Abaigael's status is an open secret amongs the Tribunal attendees. Étienne has been blabbing about his patron. Magi aren't lining up at his booth just for the Longevity Ritual.

I had chicoazian start the council thread. We don't have to rush to it, but Jormungand would be running it with Fieltarn's absence, and his posting can be erratic, (no offence, chicoazian) so I wanted it ready to go.

Well, you must've had an awesome weekend...

I woke up at 5am on New Year's Eve still drunk from Friday, started baking cream cheese apricot brandy blondies for the bartender I have a huge crush on, realized the bar wasn't going to open for another ten hours, and it was all downhill from there.

Added the following House Rule:

Is there an updated list of all the specialists, books, etc of the covenant? It seems like we're not using the complex wealth management system, which is where I usually look. It isn't clear to me which character-based build points are public and which are private.

Specifically, I'm wondering about my choice in specialist build points, but I am also trying to get an idea of what sort of work Viscaria will need to do to get the covenant ready for the Tribunal.

Also, I will be extremely busy with travel over the next 10-12 days. I should be able to find time to post, especially midweek, but will not be able to finish tweaking Theraposa (my familiar) or start on the grog stats.

There is a wiki on Obsidian Portal. I haven't pushed really hard for people to get things up there.I've put up the really important to me) stuff. I've been focused more on stories and less on crunch. Of course that can go on for only so long. I'll admit freely that I am hand waving the money situation. This is by design to some extent. This was going to change eventually.
I think Peregrine had started tracking finances a bit, but I'm not sure where he's at.
I'll send you an invite... Sometime soon.

In other news I'm not sure what the next few days will be like for me in posting. We had sewer water back up into our basement last night. Yes, I know, it's crappy.

I'm working on the spreadsheet now, and just realized that we never got an answer from Mad Max as to what vis he wanted for his stipend in the 1221 council meeting (eleven pawns in all). Do we want to just have him roll it into the next meeting and have him get 20 pawns then, or just give him eleven pawns of whatever we had the most of, or...?

I could put it on Google docs and open it up to a few people. Not sure how many people have Google accounts. Send it to me CVS style.


Anyone else with a gmail account should send it to me and I'll add you to the view/edit of the vis spreadsheet

I'm all for moving ahead 2 years. I just have a trip to Salamanca to plan for.

In the "when it rains, it pours" department, in addition to the sewer backup which has been remediated in the house so far, something else has happened. It appears that the refrigerator water line, left by the previous homeowner had, developed a pin prick hole in it. There was a fair amount of damage that I'm now on top of. This has pushed up our pending kitchen remodel. We now have a 2'x4' hole in our kitchen, too. And a bunch of drywall to replace in the room below it. Before the kitchen hole gets smaller, it's going to get bigger as I'm going to run a dedicated water line through the joists to the final spot for the fridge. My posting will be heavily curtailed for the next week, more than likely two.

If someone wants to BSG the resolution of the Hazy Shade of Winter and/or Leaves Are Brown, send me an email or PM and I can fill you in on some of the details.
I'd also like to see you guys planning for hosting the Tribunal. From Spring 1222 you have only 5 years. And planning a private place for the Tourney is important, too.

Geez, really sorry to hear that. I'd like to BSG, but I'm currently running 3 table top games. I'll see if I can send some ideas about planning the tourney, maybe you could open a new thread specifically about that when you get the chance?

Hello gang. I have not disappeared but for the moment and for some time now work takes a huge toll on my life so I can’t write like I use too. Miniature painting the kind of therapy I use now to keep my sanity. Ok, I am a bit overly dramatic but I want you to know so I do not become someone who just vanishes into thin (Internet) air. I have not decided if I should close down my own games or just take a break. I will take some more time to ponder this matter and then I get back to you some time in the near future. Also Onesiphorus character sheet blew up last time I looked at them.

Seems like doomsday here!!! :open_mouth:

Blew up?

I'm at work recovering from my extended manual labor. Kitchen demo, except for the cabinets will be completed by this weekend, as well as plumbing rough-in in the new spot for the fridge. In other news I'm very tired, and posting will almost certainly be limited to work hours, when I get a moment here and there. Previously I had been able to post quite frequently from work, as I could extend other tasks to off-hours to be completed in the evenings at home. That won't be the case for some time, probably the next 1 to 2 months, although I'll be able to post sporadic bursts here and there, and I'll keep up on what's going on. If I haven't responded to something within a day or two, please feel free to send me a PM to address something, and I'll do my best to get a response out within 24 hours.

I don't see an immediate effect on this saga, as the council thread may wind for a while before I can start 1220, accepting the new members, figuring out the order of duties, etc is all something that can (and should be!) handled by everyone but me. However, I am quite serious that you guys do need to develop and map out a 5 year plan marshalling resources you'll need to the task of securing and managing the Tribunal. This includes projections and reserving stockpiles of vis, and instituting any trades necessary so that you have sufficient resources. My role in this is more of an auditor, rather than a planner. How well the troupe plans is going to dictate stories and/or labwork for some period of time. Just because I can't participate fully doesn't mean you guys shouldn't be planning...

Can you give us an idea of how much vis and prizes we need to get? Do we also have to prepare some ground for the tournament