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Offline [archive] Killer39787726

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Re: Family Business Discussion and Behind the Scenes
« Reply #255 on: September 28, 2006, 09:40:00 PM »
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  •                 Hhmm...hello? Is this thing on?                        

     

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    Re: Family Business Discussion and Behind the Scenes
    « Reply #256 on: September 30, 2006, 11:04:00 AM »
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     The carcass stirs, afraid to die.
     Fighting to breath in futile struggle.
     Prison of life, suffering eternal.
     
     Anyway, the reason I haven't written is because my grey blob doesn't want to realise in what way I can contribute at the moment. Call it a lapse of creativity if you want...
     I want to go on. At the moment it's just like a kid licking the inside of a bowl, not realising that it's gone cleaner than a born again priest after Betty Ford.                        

     

                                                      

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    Re: Family Business Discussion and Behind the Scenes
    « Reply #257 on: October 03, 2006, 10:03:00 PM »
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  •                 i've become utterly revolted by this forum, so if there's any major movement on the story and i've been quiet for awhile, please contact me at i_hate_sign_in_names@hotmail, 'cuz I'm not planning to be around.                        

     

                                                      

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    Re: Family Business Discussion and Behind the Scenes
    « Reply #258 on: October 04, 2006, 05:27:00 AM »
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     Revolted? Somehow, I suspect it's my fault but that's just part of my disorder. Have fun, I guess... sad to see you go.                        

     

                                                      

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    Re: Family Business Discussion and Behind the Scenes
    « Reply #259 on: October 04, 2006, 06:19:00 AM »
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     FINALLY someone said it.
     
     I'm totally with Grendel on this one. Lancy's got my E-mail if you need to contact me. But for now...SEEYA!                        

     

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    Re: Family Business Discussion and Behind the Scenes
    « Reply #260 on: October 04, 2006, 11:18:00 AM »
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  •                
    Crazy-Legs posted:

     Revolted?
     </quote>
     
     He means the board has for the most part become so repetitive, boring, infantile and mind numbingly stupid, that going through some of the newer topics feels like a root canal without anesthetics.
     
     <quote by="Sodom">
     FINALLY someone said it.
     

     
     Finally? Dude, heh heh, I've been saying this for months now.
     
     Actually, to be honest, this is part of the reason we're going through this Ravens Call Syndrome and are standing still. PV sucks a lot right now for us old-timers, and while it shouldn't have any impact on the story, uh, well it does.
     
     Aniewayzie, I have yet to receive any word from Shadow & Reaper, replies to my Rollcall-pms were mostly like "Meh, ok, I guess" and recent input from, ahem *points finger around* has been fairly scarce, but I'll try to get things moving forward, ok? Ok.
     
     peace                        

     

                                                      

    Offline [archive] Killer39787726

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    Re: Family Business Discussion and Behind the Scenes
    « Reply #261 on: October 06, 2006, 01:29:00 PM »
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    La posted:

     ...and recent input from, ahem *points finger around* has been fairly scarce...
     

     
     Point that finger at yourself too Lance, or didst thou forget the whole deal about driving Jake to St. Augustine and letting you-know-who take control?                        

     

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    Re: Family Business Discussion and Behind the Scenes
    « Reply #262 on: October 07, 2006, 07:35:00 AM »
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     Aye, milord. I shall put the serfs to work and bring forth something that pleases you. If they fail to deliver, their blankets shall be filled with lice by the next forthnight...                        

     

                                                      

    Offline [archive] Year_of_the_Scarab

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    Re: Family Business Discussion and Behind the Scenes
    « Reply #263 on: October 10, 2006, 10:02:00 PM »
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  •                 Well. We're done here, I'm afraid.
     
     The story's dead, it seems, I don't have the time or energy to revive it. It's not that emailing you guys about an update is too much work, or that montnoir's disappearance is too problematic to overcome or whatever else - this falls on my head most of all, just so we're clear. The story's dead cuz I've pretty much let it die.
     
     I'm actually a bit sad to see it go like this, but I'd rather pull the plug officially than leave it hovering in Limbo like RC (uh, ok, this isn't a stab at Roman either, if it sounds like it). I've got a lot of things on my head, and I've lost the FB mindset or wtf you wanna call it - and I'm sorry. But hey, it's been fun.
     
     Here's a rundown of the plot for the immediate future in not necessarily exact order of happening, plus some explanations, for those who care:
     
     <gray>1. Back at the beginning I've hinted at Rocher and Hernandez having gotten rid of Suahwe - a Setite who was trying to establish a foothold in the city (I don't think anyone paid mind to it, but it's there) anyway, he was waaay older and more cunning than the Primo's suspected. He survived just fine and would be orchestrating many latter events. Our mysterious-bad-guy.
     
     2. Farley (the dead prince's childe, remember?) had been in the Setite's collective pocket long before the Sabbat war started. They broke his sire's bond on him, and in exchange he set her up for the "Sabbat" hit squad. Only Victor Pina knows of this, but due to being delusional he's actually (unwittingly) feeding information to Farley & his new masters.
     
     3. Knowing the tension between the Giovanni & Cawford, and the upcoming delegation, Farley got a few corpses raised by Setite magics together to take Caliori out, with possibly many witnesses, though Killer's character messed that plan up (only a bit, the blame still would fall on the Giovanni, but F didn't plan on exposing himself yet).
     
     4. Suahwe employs Munchies' character to take down Julian's men. Sorana -almost- discovers this, but internal squabbles take first place. The deal-gone-bad between Jules and Bitterman isn't Suahwe's doing, he just saw an opportunity.
     
     5. Shortly uppon the coterie's arrival at the Giovanni place the whole mansion goes up in flames (the two head Giovanni vamps are dusted before the coterie's eyes; I've had a scene worked out with Bitterman having a vision of this happening, but understanding it only after it happened, go me). Chances are I'd kill (well, at least put in torpor) Julian or Nail at this point to freak you guys out - would depend on how far you'd trust the loony Malk among you. Bits could keep you all not-killed, provided Gren would make sense of some pretty nonsensical cues I'd provide. You'd be forced to run.
     
     6. Next night, the Giovanni are demanding swift retribution after the "Camarilla assassins" took down two of their elders. No once in Cawford can contact the delegation, accusations fly.
     
     7. With Juilan & coterie still missing, evidence of Munchies' character killing the Ventrue's henchmen surfaces (I was shooting for a blood hunt on Mike here for being a Giovanni-hired spy, but I'd give him a VERY SLIM chance to avoid it, assuming he played nice to Rocher). Mike is on the run (again, if things went very bad - meaning Munchman trying to gun his way out - I'd consider killing his char at this point), only Caliori doesn't wish him dead and sends Jake after him to bring him to her (she believes she can track whoever's working with Farley through the assamite). A merry chase would ensue, as I was going to make this SO dfficult. (btw, Moonshadow's character could've been a big help here, but I didn't really get a chance to lead him in properly; still, they'd bump heads with Jake a lot, believe you me).
     
     8. The coterie in Munroe is hunted as well, though Nail could get them to a place to lay low for a while, where Rebecka could work on the remains of one of the dusted Giovanni she gathered (hopefully! man, I'd be fucked if CL wouldn't catch my drift there) and recognize Setite thaumaturgy. I'd hit you guys with some ghouls on the way, possibly a werewolf if I'd feel you're having it too easy.
     
     9. While Jake's out busting heads and chasing the Assamite, another attempt at Caliori's unlife is made, this time Marie (who'd possibly be under her patronage by now) is around to get shot with phosphorous bullets and moderately mangled in the process (no, no inspiring tales of "young neonate emerges a hero, saves Primogen's unlife", Marie'd be dragged away beaten up as hell, though I'd try to have her team up with the Gangrel she'd "met" earlier, working for the sheriff; could've been fun).
     
     10. Advance two nights. At this point I'd start killing characters off for real, since possible outcomes would be:
     
     A - coterie gets back to Cawford alive, relates what happened + Caliori (with the help of Mike/Jake/Jackson) tracks down Farley = a war with the Giovanni is averted and Suahwe is hunted down to be executed publically
     
     B - coterie gets back to Cawford alive, relates what happened + Caliori doesn't find Farley in time (Jake/Jackson don't get to Mike before he's dusted) = war is averted but Suahwe gets away, later to dust any remaining coterie members for foiling his plan
     
     C - coterie fails (in whatever way) + Caliori (with the help of Mike/Jake/Jackson) tracks down Farley = Suahwe is tracked down, but since Caliori is working on her own (no proof of Setite involvement in Munroe), the Setite manages to get to her and dust her, Jake & co. are left to fend for themselves.</gray>
     
     Back when we're beginning I thought we could start another arc from this point, but that was a long time ago. Anyway, I wanted to at least give you some conclusion for better of worse. I don't think any of us will stick around here much more, beyond a "bye, suckas" post perhaps :P, so here's a final:
     
     peace
     
     (my, this is sounding melodramatic, heh)                        

     

                                                      

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    Re: Family Business Discussion and Behind the Scenes
    « Reply #264 on: October 11, 2006, 03:44:00 AM »
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     Aw man... well it's your call and I can say it's been great.
     Here I was, actively working on a post and everything!
     Oh well... life gets in the way all the time, doesn't it? Pesky reality...                        

     

                                                      

    Offline [archive] Killer39787726

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    Re: Family Business Discussion and Behind the Scenes
    « Reply #265 on: October 18, 2006, 10:18:00 PM »
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     I liked Jake's char, it's sad to leave like this. Just what the hell I'm supposed to do with all those noir quotes stuck in the back of my brain?
     
     Time to move on I guess, that end was to be expected, considering...
     
     Well...bye, suckas. tongue
     
                           

     

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    Family Business Discussion and Behind the Scenes
    « Reply #266 on: October 21, 2006, 11:24:00 AM »
                    I liked Julians character too. I had hoped to be able to do something with him, at least another post or so... a bit sad that there isn't enough "heart" for the story and for vtm in general.
     
     I also want to apologise for the complications my disapearance caused, to the players in general but to Lancea in particular.
     
     It is still a good chronicle. Kudos for Lancea! You had some good stuff left and kept everything in scope, good job all the way through.                        

     

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