Thread: ADTFTN planning
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Is it possible that I get picked (unwillingly) to be part of the scouts or something?
Carry on in the KDI! It's getting interesting.
And Thorin, your most recent post in ADTFTN was about a speech you made for the dead rangers, even though seven of your dwarves are dead. Can you edit it to a speech about them instead? Thanks.
• We lure them to the base of our hill (letting them catch glimpses of Rangers and dwarves).
• Launch the ambush, with Rangers firing, and dwarves attacking.
• Then we scatter and retreat back up to the camp.
• The orcs obviously follow us, and when we're inside the camp the Rangers fire at them until they begin to retreat.
• The dwarves go out after them and finish them off.
EDIT: Eruheran, it would be confusing for readers. If you stay in the camp and write about what's going on (plans of the dragon, describing the army leaving camp and beginning to move, etc.)
Would there be any other armies that might attack my lot with out contacting you? 2 Posts of that would show our strength.
Write about the plans of the dragon, describe the army leaving camp and beginning to move, etc.
I think that, as to the other army question, maybe not. There are enough fighting scenes already, and you can provide the intrigue and sense of dread (besides, a random second army wouldn't make much sense).
Describe (a bit later on from now, though) hiding the bodies, then the dragon returning the camp (vast, black, terrifying), and ordering all the Orc captains to come to the centre (through an impossible-to-disobey voice in their minds. The dragon tells them that they are going southwest to destroy the land from which The Great Enemy (Frodo) came from. It also orders them to order their companies to be ready for marching by nightfall.
And to make this thread less violent lets just kick the poop out of each other in the Barad-Dúrish inn.
That will mean many more skirmishes and plot development before the final battle.
Can you start posting on the KDI with me? Bring it back to life, you know.
I'll PM him so that it'll grab his attention whenever he logs on.
EDIT: New rule: If a participating member in this RPG has an important post to make, and does not do so after ten days, then the GM will post for him/her.
Just look up the page and check what you have to do. It isn't that much.
EDIT: I'm a bit unsure of what to do. As it has now been ten days since I posted what Thorin had to write, and as he hasn't written anything, by the new rule I should now post for him. But he posted yesterday, saying that he should have be able to do it last night (reflecting that he is still active). Should I post for him or not?
Edited to add this:
From now on I suggest that we add our location and the time in our posts. This will make it easier to follow the story without having to constantly go back as we take some time to reply these days. Remember than sometimes a conversation can stretch for several posts.
I suggest we use this format, in bold:
Thorin's Tent, Night or Weathertop, Midday
By the way, nice post! I'll follow up later on, then Eruheran can be free to describe the scouts leaving the camp. Remember to start with 'The Next Morning', Surivan!
Start with 'The Next Morning', and Wazt waking up in his small, cramped tent, since he has heard shouting and roars from outside. He grunts, and crawls outside to see what's going on. His tent is on a slight knoll, so he can see a few regiments of scuttling goblins, armoured Uruk-hai, and bickering orcs moving out of the camp. He realises that it's the scouting party leaving. End with the dragon sweeping overhead and releasing a jet of flame into the air (or something dramatic along those lines).
EDIT: Eruheran, nice suggestion. We should do that in our next posts, Thorin. Add a bit of tension when Barhun comes in, or something.
(The confusing us would work better this way)
Also, can I send a second later to you, saying there is a couple of Trolls with them?
Then (later on) Wazt sees the pidgeon flying around near the camp. He goes to it, calls it down, and quickly feeds it and writes another letter to Fornad.
Thorin, we'll keep this planning conversation up for a few posts (each one fairly short) until our basic strategy is formed. Then we'll be ready to send out the scouts and continue the building of the fortifications. I'll talk to the scouts before they leave, telling them what to do, and then after a few more posts (we might need Icefangs at this point - gulp), we'll have the battlescne with the scouts.
Possibly the next few parties will take us at unawares and force us out of the Downs, advancing the plot.
EDIT: Hey Eruheran, I was just looking at your avatar, and wondering if you could possibly change his armour to a dark grey/metallic colour, since that's the way it was in the films. Did you use MS Paint or some other similar program?
Thorin is posting next (see above,Thorin)
However, to make our posts more interesting we can have free rein over what the assorted captains in the room say.
This meeting is basically going to decide on our strategy for dealing with the scouting parties, how we are going to combat the main army (i.e. where on earth are we going to get more men from, since we don't know about King Elessar), and any other important issues.
Thorin, we'll keep this planning conversation up for a few posts (each one fairly short) until our basic strategy is formed. Then we'll be ready to send out the scouts and continue the building of the fortifications. I'll talk to the scouts before they leave, telling them what to do, and then after a few more posts (we might need Icefangs at this point - gulp), we'll have the battlescene with the scouts.
A possible suggestion: You can a message from Annuminas saying that Aragorn will be there is so much days and we have to hold the host for as long as possible. We use Fornost to destroy all scouting parties and remain secret until we are discovered by misfortune.
Then we are attack by a large force (not the main host) and we retreat to annuminas where we are besieged or something like that.
Reminder to Thorin: You now have FOUR days left to post, from the 25th of March. See above for instructions.