I have been running this event for the past 2 years within my kin - knights of Eriador - and it has been great fun. We are about to run into chapter 3 of the tale and I have decided to open it up to whoever wants to join.
Welcome fellow gamers to my ongoing RP campaign
- THE CROWN of SOULS
I will use this forum post to keep you all informed on the next event of the campaign as well as any other info you need.
When an event takes place I, or the running GM, captures the chat. Afterwards a volunteer rewrites the chat into a readable whole. We also gather any screenshots and add them to the finalised log. For the full backstory i refer to the Laurelin archive post :http://laurelinarchives.org/node/35680
Below is a summary.
TCoS chapter 1: The mayor of Bree invited the knights of Knights of Eriador to investigate a kidnapping. The militia was stretched out with increased bandit activity and so he was looking for external help.
Two weeks ago some of us rode to Bree to assist the mayor. A doctor was kidnapped out of his , somewhat luxurious, townhouse. He was a well to do citizen of Bree. The mayor was nervous about it being a well to do citizen.
We investigated the crime scene and tracks led to an old wall part where the bandits escaped with ropes, fleeing into the country side. Gathering some of our knights and the captain of the guard, we went on the next day to track them. Finding them holding up on a hilltop. They had build a palisade and defenses and were with more than we could handle. This was no ordinary group of kidnappers.
So we asked for help from the militia of Bree and the next day we organized our stealthy assault on the encampment. some of us were wounded but we successfully rescued the doctor, who was still alive although bruised.
But we witnessed a most peculiar thing. Some bandits, those shouting orders, wore red stone necklaces. When they fell in battle the stone glowed slightly on its own and burst in a thousand tiny shards. I brought some of these shards with me in a pouch and gave them to Leothross to examine.
We brought the doctor back save and sound though. That was, at the time, the task at hand.
TCoS chapter 2: The whole kidnapping incident was strange. Especially because there was no reason to kidnap the doctor unless for the ransom money. "The bandit activity in the countryside has been escalating recently as well and perhaps it is linked": says the cpt. He knows we are no investigators but If there is dirt under the mattress he wants it found. (Or perhaps he hopes to claim the property if the good doctor has something to hide.)
KoE has agreed to investigate the house and made a "cunning" plan. Finding a drunken man named Braiden they drugged him and called for the Dr. Meanwhile the newest member 'Nem' slipped into the Dr's house and found a hidden compartment wherein lay a key. Using the key on a locked chest she found scrolls that may reveal something. But the doctor may discover the missing scrolls soon or the broken compartment. In the historical house of the KoE headquarters Leothross and Drangan try to decipher it, eventually going to the Scholars of Bree in secret to find more about it. But Alas, Leothross decides Rivendell will be the only place to really get to the button of these highly cryptic scrolls (part of a book). They journey to the beautiful city beyond the Trollshaw.
Nemremnes, Leothross and Oronir ride 5 days to Rivedell. While there Leothross finds a few connections, namely, it seems there is an ancient artifact known as The Crown of Souls that has some connection to the amulets found. On closer study, the crown is not just connected to the amulets and those that wear them, but it has some control over them. It seems like this is only a one-way control. Apparently the link between the amulet and the heart of the wearer prevents their soul from making it to the Hall of Mando. ? If these amulets have been found, the crown itself may be in the wrong hands.?
During these events three types of RP can take place : general RP, skill related RP and war RP.
General RP event: people meet and talk, interact amongst each other. This type is very open and no extra rules are used.
Skill related RP event: I prepared a story for the evening that might include minor fighting, investigation, skill contest and the like. I use very simple rules that I will post in this tread later on.
War RP: Chapter 3 will eventually turn into some larger battles. I use an even simpler ruleset to guide the evening to a success. I will also post this in this tread later on.
These minor rules help me, the GM, to run my storyline as well as create surprising results for the players. It has proven to be a valuable aid and does not hamper the RP during the event.
GOAL and OPPORTUNITIES
Look at my campaign as a big tree with branches. I create events on the tree trunk itself and work towards an ending. But my tree has many branches. Look at them as possible side stories that relate to my main plot-line. If there are people out there that want to try out to be a GM they are free to contact me to discuss the idea briefly. When I feel it suits the feel and goal of my story you GM that short branch. Thus creating many possibilities and a greater player based involvement. Only thing I ask is to communicate with me first.
Ideally I would love the Idea to work with a couple of other GMs weaving a couple of campaigns together in a big story.
In september I should also have a webpage online that includes war maps and other info. So keep an eye out for that.
!!Do not post in this tread that you are interested to join up!! as I would like the thread to be as clean as possible. IF however you have participated in one of my events and you want others to know how great it is then feel free
Best way to contact me is through Laurelin Archives under the name ORONIR.
I recently also adjusted my lotto forum rules so you can email me here as well.
If you want to send me stuff use this email: Xpedition0@gmail.com
MORE INFO ON THE WAY