Thread: Notes for the Quest for the Straight Road - READ FIRST
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(Thank you, Gildor!!! I rather like her myself...better than getting teased about my toilet. )
They will have to get the gem first then travel home. There is no turning back there now. Then they will take diffent paths, Roland will go with Aragorn for sure, the dwarves too I guess.
AmariŽ, Nil and Arkantos and the Gem will go to Rivendell. Roth too? Have to ship the loony elves to Valinor so they can get well. Vaeltira to Rivendell too i think, so Aelric knows she is safe? Aerlic will have to lead his army so he will be going there...
darn it... we will have to describe a battle, probably on several fronts, I can't do that. Describing Aragorn is a pice of cake compared to that. *panics*
yes you can come to Rivendell Etharion, we might all go there if we postpone the war. I would like our Numenorian couple to meet the elves and see Rivendell. We are suppose to reunite the Black Numenorians with the errr white ones(?) right?
Aelric either intends to reunite the Numenoreans or to take the crown from Aragorn...... he hasn't decided. Could go either way. Nasty man. Poor Vaeltira.
I had started a post with a little more Ama-Aelric arguing, wanted her to get to reply. But then Etharion posted. not sure if I should shove it in, if fits inbetween. Hmm...
Etharion, I thought you were a lone traveller? Not being picky but I feel if we bring in a shipload of strange elves we are going to lose our way - The Quest! Remember, this is not role playing but storytelling........ eat your heart out Robert Jordan!
We need a plan to get the sword away from Aelric - it won't be easy. Maybe Vael could distract him.... although it will have to wait until they are away from the ship. Oh I hate that ship! I need dry land....... soon!
We can't wander around freely on the boat, and we were ordered to stay put and wait for our lords. We do seem to have a small section of the ship for ourselves, with our chambers and common room. We are unarmed and if one or two crew men decides that one of us are in a place we shouldn't be then *poof* we're dead. Aerlic wouldn't interefere, he hates elves, he has got his own agenda with this. If we make him angry and loose his protection, we are dead as well. and that is not a good ending, is it?
As for the ship of elves..... I'm still having a problem with this. Highly unlikely that the elves would accidentally find Valruin's ship and Aelric's ship in that vast ocean. The storm was after the pirates attacked so you would have been in the water from their attack to during the storm when you were fished out. I'm assuming you spent some time with Valruin before that so where has the ship been hiding?
I don't know much about Haradrim and the south but would the elves have better seafaring skills than our elves? Or we could use the ship to send Aragorn and others away back to Gondor. If so, I feel that Etharion should be surprised at them finding him.
And hey Etharion - don't take any of this to heart - we do it all the time........ which is what the Notes thread is for in part. Just because I may disagree with some bits doesn't mean i don't like your ideas.
I thought going to Valinor was the main objective of elves and they don't want to come back to ME. Will Valruin be able to?
Maybe Valruin just wants to help Nilgaerien in battle, l mean he just found out that people from his village are still alive.... He could raise an army of reincarnated Elves (from the village) from Valinor....?
But i still have to send a message telling them iv found alies, ok?
If he uses a mobile phone, he's dead, OK!
Just try not to get in Aelrics way Etharion, Ama promised Vaeltira that you wouldn't.
Elves can't return from Valinor, the Valar wouldn't allow it and most wouldn't want to leave anyway. Who knows, the straight road to valinor may be a one way street for all we know. It seems spirits can be set free from the Halls of Mandos and join life in Valinor among the living, but only if Mandos allows it. The war of the Ring was the beginning of the Age of Men where elves have little or now influence at all. The war will be fought by men against men if it comes to that.
Well there was something in the dagger that was fighting with something in the pendant. It was an elven dagger right? Owned by someone who had owned a pendant? Since Vals pendant had been in her family for generations that I guess it was one ot the other two good pendant. I would guess the dagger is linked to the good in the pendant(s)? and fighting the evil in Vaels pendant?
And what about Roths dagger from the sea serpent? We need some Roth history too. I don't know who that sprit is or how to get him out. Maybe we can borrow Etharions mobile phone and call the Ghostbusters or an exorcist?
I hope Ama isn't asking to many questions, if she does then tell her to shut her mouth, I like that she and Vael are friends.
OK - Nil, the history is great - fills in a lot of gaps, thanks. Brings Valruin in nicely as well.
Amarie - great stuff with the dreams and pendant....... WOW didn't see that line coming.....
Nil's dagger - I didn't see any connection other than elven magic in the dagger reacted against the dark power in the pendant. THe dagger was returned I think by Urdon to the weaponry place. Only Roth has a weapon. The dagger which for some reason unknown as yet the spirit in his head wanted him to take.....
Can we see land yet?
Glad the history helped, Vee.
I was wondering, isn't it about time AmariŽ get hurt too? Loony Roth trying to assinate Aelric or something and goody two-shoes Ama tries to stop it gets stabbed in stead? Maybe in some turmoil after the sword is taken? Aelric will surely blame the elves and Aragorn. Now what would be more annoying for Aelric than to ow his life to an elf? A female elf as well! Oh the horror! And Ama can't heal herself, so Aragorn will have to, he knows his stuff too of course but he can't do magic. And there is no evil for Vael to remove with her pendant. And poor Arkantos.. Something to do while the island approches?
How about, Amarie and Vael finish chatting, Vael persuades Urdon to unlock the door and says she will stay with them.... Roth immediately storms out........ and remember he has a dagger (which he must hang on to!)..... Also, Vael says Aelric is stronger than any of them while he has the sword, so it can't just be a quick fight somewhere.... Roth will have to be sneaky about this...... It is no good building Aelric up as a tough guy with evil sword if someone is just going to walk you and go boo!!! and they die...... Rather than Aelric be hurt and healed it might be better if Ama saves him by thowing herself in the way of the knife, piano, ten ton weight......... and she is hurt (did you say that Amarie?).........
I think we've got to remember these are Middle Earth Men - moody, broody beggars. Get some more aggro going..... stop the fluffiness!
I am off for the weekend. Take care of everyone...... no killing Aelric, I feel responsible for him.........
I'd like Vaeltira to sense dark power from nasty beasties on the island when they get nearer. Lots of nasty beasties..... The Sword Wraith is happy......
Ok, so you will probably be a lot on your own in the next.. 3 weeks???? I can't stay away that long! I will pop in to see what is happening, but won't have much, if any, time to write. Maybe it is for the best, I would probably make the Ama saves Aerlic thing really Mary-Sue like, in slow motion with everybody crying and stuff and Ama being oh so brave! Yuk!
Poor possesed Roth is going to die now isn't he? Or is he allowed to live and squirm about what he has done? He would have been usefull against the nasty orcs on the island. Will we'll never who/what that spirit thing was/is? Do we even care? He can contemplate his actions in the Halls Of Mandos.
Etharion: get your character to talk to someone and leave it open for a response......
I can't believe I went away for the weekend, came back today and find no one has posted since I did.
Amarie - feeble excuse! Enjoy yourself!
If you think of an idea - post it and one of us can flesh it out for you.
Vee, I know you said something about Nil's dagger being back in the weapons locker thing but I looked and couldn't find a specific post that said they had retaken it so I left it with her which gave some awesome possibilities. And I included the beasties.
Then, since Ama feels so left out and so desperately wants her character to come to harm, I made it possible. Perhaps the pendant did fatally harm Nil through her dagger and when Amarie goes to heal her, it enters her mind and harms her? Thyen Aragorn would have two on his hands to make better. Or maybe she heals Nil all the way and her mind can't take all that evil in there. That way poor Aragorn would have one less person to worry about healing.
Ooooo...then that would give Roth the perfect opportunity to go off on Vaeltira and therefore Aelric (especially if Aelric feels Nil threatened his wife so he threatens Nil), if we were still wanting something to happen with Roth? I know we were talking about that. No killing him, though...just something to spark fun stuff till we get there. Whatcha all think??
I am wondering where Aragorn came from, he wasn't locked in and I was thinking he and Aerlic would come back to say the message was sent and discuss more. But a simple "then Aragorn came back and said 'yo peeps, wazzup? Aelric went to see the pretty birdies!' " would be enough to explain him being there.
If Roth is to attack Aelric and NOT get killed, then there has to be no guards there or anything, not even Urdon, but Valetira can be there, she knows the truth. The men can overpower Roth, Roth being shocked over stabbing the wrong person. I suspect Aelric will hear Urdons version of what happend on deck, and come running to kick Nillys behind. Roth will be annoyed since it (in his head) was 'that witch' Vaeltira that hurt Nil. But he promised not to hurt Vael, so he goes for Aelric?
Would be nice to heal Nilly completly, maybe she can't be healed halfway. Sort of all or nothing? I like Nils idea, Ama being hurt both in mind and body, even more than I asked for! She has to be sane enough to stop Roth though, at least would healing Nil take a lot of strength and energy. Oh well, back to studying! *sigh*
Vael told Urdon to stow the dagger safely and told Nil that it would be kept safe until they reached land..... but.... I have an idea.......... bear with me...........
Changes can be made if you want.......
I don't want Roth to die. He is useful.
Hehehehehehe...... the plan worked, Nil!
And THERE the exam panic hit me, tummy ache and ligth depression, I-don't-know-anything-booohooo, that kind of thing. Don't like that feeling. Stupid exams...
Just i cant figure out who acctualy stabed who?
If Etharion (or anyone) goes to talk to Roland (who is standing outside the healing room), he will hear the entire story.
And Gildor! Where is he?
l heard your call AmariŽ! What's wrong But actually you're not the only one with exams here, me too, and l now have a little scheduled time for the story. l will read your progress and try to post too. See you guys around!!
I just love the storie!! I was wondering if I could add a little something to it ?!
btw I have spoken to Liam (aka Lord Aelric). he has absolute faith in us and in what we do with Aelric. hee hee.....
He hasn't got net access yet but will try and get online somehow tomorow hopefully. He has ideas for Aelric and is happy for the Quest to proceed as long as we don't do anything too drastic with him. And he wants Aelric to kill Roth!
Watch this space....