Ravenloft: Prisoners of the Mist

Public (OOC) => Announcements, Updates and Status => Topic started by: DM Macabre on June 30, 2008, 05:06:58 AM

Title: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Macabre on June 30, 2008, 05:06:58 AM
A thread for DMs to inform players which plots are currently being run on the server, how to get involved, etc.
Title: Liliacul Negru (w/ DM Brimstone)
Post by: Enigma on October 29, 2017, 11:53:55 AM
LILIACUL NEGRU
The Black Bat of Barovia
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“Donning the cloak of noapte, wings like a snake’s hide enveloped the moon,
Casting shroud upon the land and welling dread in the souls of the wicked and impious.
Destruction and pestilence emanated from the buffeting of its flight,
Keening and lamentation, all that remained in its wake.”

- Mythology & Folklore of Barovia, Vol. III


Domains: Barovia
Recommended Levels: All
Classes: All
Alignments: Any
Risk level: High
Themes: Monster hunting, fear of the night, old folklore, survival horror, escape, man vs. predator
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 50%
How to get involved: The beast is on the hunt.. and will likely find you.

Title: The Room of Dreams
Post by: Enigma on January 02, 2018, 01:48:51 AM
THE ROOM OF DREAMS

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Domains: Barovia
Levels: All
Classes: All
Alignments: Any
Risk level: High
Themes: Oneirology, hypnotism, the subconscious mind, psychological horror
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 60%
How to get involved: You might be visited by a dream upon resting. Send me a PM with your character's backstory, phobias and fears.

Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Nocturne on March 27, 2018, 01:29:14 AM
Finished.
Spoiler: show
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"I did not spend these countless dark years fighting and clawing my way over others of your ilk to earn the freedom to form this family, for you to take it away in one lifeless breath. The promise of Peiter's throat is an insult, Lady Kazandra, and you forget we are House Ulciscor. We will not kneel."
-Vespera

% until plot is ready: - 100%
% of plot completed in game: - 100%
Recommended Levels: - ~5-15
Recommended Classes: - all, except Paladin*
Alignment: - all, except good*
Risk Level: - Differing consequences can be expected from differing circumstances; risks can range from very low to very high.
Adventure type: - Series of mini-events (and milestone-based major events) that are shaped by the previous outcomes of events. Variable in scope and depth.
How to get involved: (OOC:) Send DM Nocturne a PM expressing your interest and a quick description of your character. (IC:) Find the contractor. A simple job here and there. But everyone is watched, and a few will be tested.

Synopsis:
A hint of corruption flickers back into existence once more within the old Barovian crypts; tendrils of inky malevolence seeking to curl around the light, to snuff or to steal. Odd glyphs appear painted on the walls in old places, and whispers of religious chanting escape in the wind. A foreign service of undeath hunts their own kind to the end, forcing desperate measures made for existence, risking the eyes of the castle. Elegies of Angels draws upon plots carried out some years back, such as Undying and Malevolent Shadows, moving story and key NPCs forward.

*: Though paladins and good aligned PCs are not mainly involved, there will likely be later situations that call upon champions of good.

DM appreciations:

  • Out-of-the-box/out-of-game-mechanic thinking is welcome.
  • Embrace IC consequences (positive and negative)! Victory is never assured.
  • Mature content is to be expected. Please advise if you are under the age of 18 when you are involved.
  • Characters are rewarded based on roleplay effort and endurance.

Information subject to change.

This plot is completed.

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Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Brimstone on June 12, 2018, 08:00:19 PM
Insidious Roots – NCE Plot

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“Corruption is the most insidious form of rot as it worms its way through the very roots of one’s being, nesting in one’s soul, tainting the psyche, and consuming even vestige traces of humanity”

Features:
Levels: 2 to 10
Classes: Any
Alignments: Any
Risk Level: High chance of PC consequences
Adventure Type: Corruption, betrayal, investigation, confliction of morality, and savagery of nature.
How to Get Involved: Involvement in the NCE Halan/Tepestani groups or happenstance upon in-game plot occurrences.
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 100%
Note: Be aware that my typical in-game hours are between 10 PM – 3 AM CST

Concluded...for now. FIN
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Raven on September 15, 2018, 10:34:49 AM
Threefold Curse

Toradh an chrainn a thuitfeas an duilleabhar.

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Features:
Domains: Barovia, Haslan and a couple you have not yet encountered.
Levels: All Level
Classes: Any, there is no Alignment Restrictions
Alignments: Any, survival is never subject to alignment
Risk Level:
                 Stage 1 - Low, there is always a chance of course
                 Stage 2 - Medium, risk is only high if your an idiot
                 Stage 3 - Very High, tread carefully a mistake can be your end
Themes: Stuck between the frying pain and the fire, which has the moral high ground, which has the low, betrayal and guilt, Natures vengeance on civilisation
How to Get Involved:  Small adventures all over the server, key NPC's will request aid.
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 5%

Keep your eyes open and tread carefully, things are not always what they seem even in the most well travelled locations.

Spoiler: show
Things have started, some places have been found and some plants that are not very nice encountered, initial players that have had the encounters are researching what they have found.


Title: Guards, Guards!
Post by: Arawn on November 11, 2018, 05:24:38 PM
Guards, Guards!

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Features:
Domains: Barovia
Levels: 2-10
Classes: Any, although they must be able to enter the Garda.
Alignments: Lawful encouraged
Risk Level: Moderate
Adventure Type: Mystery, murder mystery, diplomacy, intrigue, crime, assassination, Barovians vs outsiders
How to Get Involved: Join the Vallaki Garda and be active online.
% until plot is ready: 80%
% of plot completed in game: 0%
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Tarokka on November 19, 2018, 10:35:50 AM
The Gloved Hands

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Features:
Domains: Barovia and specifically Vallaki, then possibly Borca and Dementlieu
Levels: Any
Classes: Any
Alignments: Any
Risk Level: Medium-High
Themes: theatre, diplomacy, investigation, politics
How to Get Involved:  the main hub for this is the Broken Bell inn in Vallaki
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 3%
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Enigma on December 15, 2018, 11:46:22 AM
L'Anneau Rouge
(The Red Ring)

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Domains: Dementlieu, Richemulot (Ste. Ronges), Hazlan
Alignments: Any
Risk level: Fatal
Themes: Crime, secret societies, underworld intrigue
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 30%
How to get involved: Become involved in Port-a-Lucine's law enforcement or underworld activities; Gendarmerie, The Black Market
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Cataclysm on June 15, 2019, 11:49:08 AM
Finished.
Spoiler: show
The Dream House

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"It's hard to wake from a Nightmare, when the Nightmare is real."

Features
Levels: Any
Classes: Any
Alignments: Any
Risk Level: Moderate to High chance of PC consequences
Adventure Type: Investigation, Darkness, Deception, Isolation, Imprisonment, Sorcery and Conflict of Morality
% Until Plot is Ready: 100%
% of Plot Completed in Game: 100%
How to Get Involved: Follow in-game rumors and clues

Preview

Tales tell of a Hazlani House that was home to experiments and rituals so profane, that the House itself became tainted with darkness. The House is now said to be alive, though it is unknown if this came to be through dark magic – or if the House has become an amalgamation of the souls who perished and are now trapped there. The House appears at random – seemingly out of time and always out of place. . . seeking to lure in those brave enough to uncover its mysteries.


Thank you to everyone who participated in this event! Whether you confronted The House, helped those being haunted, witnessed a waking nightmare, or took place in the final confrontation - I appreciate you helping this story come alive!
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: CosmicRay on August 20, 2019, 04:53:41 AM
Antiquarian Pursuits
Relic Hunting for Beginners

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An Adventure for Aspiring Crypt Raiders, Archaeologists, Historians and Lore-Seekers of Low-Mid Level



Recommended Levels: 5-8
Recommended Classes: Rogue/Bard/Wizard
Risk Level: Low
Adventure Type Adventure, Pulp, Puzzle
% Until Plot is Ready  100%
% Of Plot Completed In-Game 30%

How to get involved? Send DM Erebus a PM with some information about your character.
What you can expect: High Adventure and inventive puzzle-based adventures in pursuit of fantastic relics steeped in the history of the Core.
What the DM expects: Be intelligent and creative, use non-mechanical solutions, be bold and heroic.

This Plot is especially suitable for newer members of the community, and those interested in working towards the Crypt Raider PrC
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on October 27, 2019, 06:25:41 PM
The Tepurich Terror NCE October 2019

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- Find it, kill it.
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Brimstone on October 29, 2019, 12:53:58 AM
Keelhauled by Fate
NCE Plot Halloween 2019

(https://i.imgur.com/W7CgUv4.jpg)

“Enraptured by mellifluous song and ethereal beauty,
O’ how the lechery of man will be entombed by watery depths”
–  Mythology & Folklore of Barovia, Vol. I


Features:
Levels: 4 to 10
Classes: Any
Alignments: Any
Risk Level: High, depending on character choices
Adventure Type: Betrayal, despair, arrogance, investigation, confliction of morality, and savagery of nature.
How to Get Involved: Send me a PM, follow the IG clues, or brave the shores of Lake Zarovich after dark.
Note: Be aware that my typical in-game hours are between 10 PM – 2 AM CST


FIN
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Tenebris on May 10, 2020, 01:10:04 PM
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Obscurity
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Recommended Levels: Any
Recommended Classes: Any
Risk Level: Medium-High depending on character choices.
What kind of Adventure? Survival Horror, Occultism, Mystery, Experimentation, Macabre, Knowledge, Secret Societies, Death
How to get involved? Look for IG clues and announcements which will likely be driven through PCs and/or factions.
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 100%

FIN
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Brimstone on June 06, 2020, 03:31:53 AM
The Thrill of the Hunt

“There is no greater bore than perfection.” -Richard Connell, The Most Dangerous Game

(https://www.artble.com/imgs/d/f/b/319416/the_calydonian_boar_hunt.jpg)

Features:
Domains: Barovia, Port-a-Lucine, Blaustein, and several other normally inaccessible domains.
Levels: 8 – 16
Classes: Any, in fact, a diverse conglomeration of classes will likely be involved.
Alignments: Any, though depending on your involvement, certain alignments would be more applicable than others.
Risk Level: High.  Players involved should prepare themselves for potential consequences depending on their involvement and choices.
Themes: Degeneration, hubris, moral dilemmas, and savagery of nature.
How to Get Involved:  Look for IG clues and announcements which will likely be driven through PCs and/or factions.
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 100%


-FIN-
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Cataclysm on June 25, 2020, 02:42:12 PM
A Better Life

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"Because I could not stop for Death –
He kindly stopped for me –
The Carriage held but just Ourselves –
And Immortality."

        Emily Dickinson

Features
Levels: 8-18 (PCs involved will need to be of a similar level range)
Classes: Any
Alignments: Any (Preferably varied between PCs)
Risk Level: High, based on character choices. Possibility for character-altering/irreversible consequences – up to and including death.
Adventure Type: Investigation, Mystery, Conflict of Morality, Necromancy, Science, Eternal Life, Self-Concept
How to Get Involved: Open enrollment. Players will have the opportunity to express interest in joining, once planning is complete. More information to come.
Note: In-game events based on Central time zone. Will take place between 7pm – 11pm during the week or can be schedule anytime but overnights on the weekend.
% of planning completed: 10%
% of plot completed in game: 0%

Preview

An aging investigator is hiring help, trying to see through his life's work before his days are done. What he provides, scattered evidence regarding disappearances throughout The Core that span decades, seems incoherent and unconnected. Can the clues be pieced together before the next victim disappears?
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Arawn on June 29, 2020, 08:15:56 PM
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La fin.

5:00 PM EST, 07/17/20
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Arawn on July 16, 2020, 10:50:01 PM
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La fin.

5:00 PM EST, 07/17/20

Due to ongoing technical problems, this is rescheduled for:

5:00 PM EST, 07/24/20
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Arawn on July 24, 2020, 05:01:20 PM
Schedule of Events

For those involved in the defense of Ameranthe, this battle will play out over three days. You do not need to be present for all of it.

Friday -> will involve the journey to Ameranthe, the setup of the scene, and military roleplay.
Saturday -> will involve the resolution of a number of long-time plot threads, leading to "the night before" and its attendant RP.
Sunday -> will feature the final battle for the castle.

Obviously, this may change based on player actions. If it does, I will say so. In general, do not feel obliged to be present all the time. I will be present and making things happen throughout, except when I sleep.

Hit me up on Discord if you have any questions.
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Drekavac on September 30, 2020, 11:36:57 AM
The Legend of Strada de Moarte

Spoiler: show
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“It was strange, how readily authority could be conjured with nothing but a bit of strutting jackassery.”
        Scott Lynch

Features
Levels: Any
Classes: Any
Alignments: Non-good will have an easier go of it.
Risk Level: You're already dead.
Adventure Type: Mystery, Investigation, Underworld
How to Get Involved: Contact me or respond to miscellaneous, seemingly random interactions events in Vallaki and its seedy underbelly.
Note: In-game related events based on PST evenings on weekdays.
% of planning completed: 75%
% of plot completed in game: 5%

Preview
A series of seemingly unrelated crimes has sprung up around the seedier parts of Vallaki. There is rumor of a legendary thief notorious for many heists with little explanation. Perhaps there is opportunity for those who seek it...
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Vetala on October 16, 2020, 02:46:31 PM
The Grand Revel
NCE Event
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It exists as a rumor; a legend and memory from those who have been shaken by its sudden arrival and just as unpredictable departure. It has separated families, it has hosted moments of such splendor and wonderment that the return to a mundane life becomes nigh unthinkable. It is followed by many but none can anticipate its course.

It has arrived in Barovia and the woods surrounding the Grey City of Vallaki are alight with a merriment that seemingly defies the darkness of the lands. Music is carried through the woods with an inviting resonance and great fires cast the camp in warm glows, lighting great shadows around its cavorting guests. Decadence pours from the cup of plenty and all are invited to attend...
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Recommended Levels: Any
Recommended Classes: Any [Lawful Characters may find themselves challenged...]
Risk Level: Medium-High, with possible character-altering consequences and even death.
How to Get Involved: The revel is known to rove ... seek it, find it, and join the merriment at any time.
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 100%
Note: There will be events throughout the NCE week and one may become involved at any time. Events will primarily take place during evenings central time.

FIN.



Title: Cards of Fate
Post by: Drekavac on October 29, 2020, 11:38:01 AM
Quote
Turn of a Friendly Card

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“Do not be afraid; our fate
Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.”
― Dante Alighieri, Inferno


Domains: Barovia
Recommended Levels: All
Classes: All
Alignments: Any
Risk level: Very High
Themes: Fate, The Monkey's Paw
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 100%


2 Years since the cursed Tarot cards have circulated... the fates of many have been twisted with the turn of a friendly card.
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Brimstone on October 31, 2020, 01:27:52 AM
Harvest of Shadows
NCE Plot

“Dark, dark! The horror of darkness, like a shroud, wraps me and bears me on through mist and cloud.” – Sophocles, Oedipus Rex

(https://www.outsideonline.com/sites/default/files/styles/img_600x339/public/2019/10/10/spooky-mist-forest_h.jpg?itok=bFXpMM3K)

Features:
Domains: Primarily Barovia
Levels: 2 - 10
Classes: Any, in fact, a diverse conglomeration of classes will likely be involved.
Alignments: Any.
Risk Level: High.  Players involved should prepare themselves for potential consequences depending on their involvement and choices.
Themes: Corruption, Grief, Sadism, the Fantastical, Savagery of Nature.
How to Get Involved:  Look for IG clues, investigate rumors, and be mindful of the long shadows in harrowing wealds.
Alternatively, you can send me a PM with your character information and desire to be involved.  Be aware that events will unfold around 11PM CST - 2AM CST usually.
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 100%


FIN
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Dread on November 06, 2020, 08:02:27 PM
Finished.

Spoiler: show
The Rattling of Chains
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"Much as you might try and make this place your home, you will forever remain an outcast. A pariah. Unwelcome. Unwanted. Do you not wish to return to what you had left behind? To your friends, to your family? To your loved ones? Do you not owe it to them to try your hardest to make your way back to them?

For those unwilling to give up, for those with the determination and will to see things through to the bitter end, for those who are dedicated to escaping this prison no matter the cost... we have been waiting for you."
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Recommended Levels: Any
Recommended Classes: Any
Risk Level: Depending on the level of involvement in the plot, risk can be low and end with the closure of your character, though the risk level will be clearly telegraphed.
How to Get Involved: Follow the strings in-game.
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 95%
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Dread on November 20, 2020, 07:45:21 PM
Finished.

Spoiler: show
The Bloody Ride
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"People speak sometimes about the 'bestial' cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel." - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Recommended Levels: Level 2. New Characters Only. (See below)
Recommended Classes: Any
Risk Level: Extremely High. Any character who dies in this event will be permanently dead, and closured.
How to Get Involved: Be around at the designated time and date with a new character made for the event.
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 100%

This character is designed to serve as an alternative prelude and origin story for your character (should you survive); in short, your character is a Falkovnian slave. They could either be brought by the Mists to Falkovnia instead of Barovia and simply be an especially unlucky outlander, or they could be a native taken as a prisoner of war. They could be a criminal condemned to this life as punishment or simply a non-human. Regardless, they have grown acquainted to a life of misery and suffering delivered at the hands of Vlad Drakov and his minions... until a chance at escape presents itself.

If interested, PM me with your character's name and a short blurb about their backstory and how they ended up in this situation. Ten slots will be made open for this; first come, first serve.

((Countdown.)) (https://a.chronus.eu/1988F40)
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Dread on November 28, 2020, 11:37:04 AM
Finished.

Spoiler: show
STRENG GEHEIM
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"Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead." - Benjamin Franklin
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Recommended Levels: [REDACTED]
Recommended Classes: [REDACTED]
Risk Level: High..
How to Get Involved: [REDACTED]
% until plot is ready: 50%
% of plot completed in game: 0%

Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Dread on November 28, 2020, 12:00:24 PM
Finished.

Spoiler: show
Glory to Vladantilan!
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"Nothing is evil which is according to nature." - Marcus Aurelius
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Recommended Levels: Any
Recommended Classes: Rogues, Bards, or any Socially-Oriented Classes
Risk Level: Medium-High.
How to Get Involved: Be active and around in Dementlieu
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 100%
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Drekavac on December 04, 2020, 10:44:26 AM
FIN
Spoiler: show
The Black Army of Navorhan

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“Freedom cannot be bestowed — it must be achieved.”
Elbert Hubbard
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Word has reached Western Barovia the movement of a rebel-friendly band of mercenaries calling themselves Fekete Sereg. The entry of this force armed with gunpowder weapons and modern tactics, battle-hardened on western battlefields could only end in bloodshed...

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Recommended Levels: Any
Recommended Classes: Any
Risk Level: High.
How to Get Involved: Be active and around in Barovia. Rebels, Garda, and Criminal groups will find much to do.
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 25%



You may also contact me specifically if you are interested in the rebel side of things.
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Dread on December 04, 2020, 06:11:58 PM
Finished.

Spoiler: show
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“At the round earth's imagined corners blow
Your trumpets, angels, and arise, arise
From death, you numberless infinities
Of souls, and to your scattered bodies go ;
All whom the flood did, and fire shall o'erthrow,
All whom war, dea[r]th, age, agues, tyrannies,
Despair, law, chance hath slain, and you, whose eyes
Shall behold God, and never taste death's woe.
But let them sleep, Lord, and me mourn a space ;
For, if above all these my sins abound,
'Tis late to ask abundance of Thy grace,
When we are there. Here on this lowly ground,
Teach me how to repent, for that's as good
As if Thou hadst seal'd my pardon with Thy blood.”
― John Donne
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Recommended Levels: Any
Recommended Classes: Any
Risk Level: Medium-High.
How to Get Involved: Be in or close to the Church of Ezra faction.
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 100%
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Dread on December 27, 2020, 08:31:53 AM
The Silent Partner
(credit to CosmicRay/DM Erebus for concept)

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"When I started out I was just a peddler moving across the blind face of a distant land. Moving, always moving. Always gone... and in the end I'd always offer weapons. And they'd always take them. Of course I was gone before they realized what they'd purchased." - Leland Gaunt, 'Needful Things'
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Recommended Levels: Any
Recommended Classes: Any
Risk Level: Very High.
How to Get Involved: Be active and around in Dementlieu
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 60%
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Dread on December 31, 2020, 08:33:13 PM
The Time of Unparalleled Darkness

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“On the day the world ends
A bee circles a clover,
A fisherman mends a glimmering net.
Happy porpoises jump in the sea,
By the rainspout young sparrows are playing
And the snake is gold-skinned as it should always be.

On the day the world ends,
Women walk through the fields under their umbrellas,
A drunkard grows sleepy at the edge of a lawn,
Vegetable peddlers shout in the street,
And a yellow-sailed boat comes nearer the island,
The voice of a violin lasts in the air
And leads into a starry night.

And those who expected lightning and thunder,
Are disappointed.
And those who expected signs and archangels' trumps,
Do not believe it is happening now.
As long as the sun and the moon are above,
As long as the bumblebee visits a rose,
As long as rosy infants are born,
No one believes it is happening now.

Only a white-haired old man, who would be a prophet,
Yet is not a prophet, for he's much too busy,
Repeats while he binds his tomatoes:
No other end of the world will there be,
No other end of the world will there be.”

Czeslaw Milosz, "A Song on the End of the World"
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Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Brimstone on January 21, 2021, 12:50:14 AM
Finished.
Spoiler: show

Frostbitten

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“Walls have ears.
Doors have eyes.
Trees have voices.
Beasts tell lies.
Beware the rain.
Beware the snow.
Beware the man
You think you know.” – Catherine Fisher


Features:
Domains: The Frozen Reaches – Vorostokov.
Levels: 5 - 10
Classes: Any.
Alignments: Any.
Risk Level: Medium - High.  Permanent IC consequences are possible dependent on choices.
Themes: Tyranny, Oppressive Elements, Arrogance, Degeneracy.
How to Get Involved:  Express interest through forum PM or discord message.   ((All spots filled))
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 100%[/s]

Additional Notes: This episodic plot consisting of three to five sessions will be run nightly from roughly 8/9PM CST to ~ 12/1AM CST (possibly with a weekend session for a denouement, if needed).  During the course of this plot, your PC will be unavailable outside of the plot so make arrangements with an alternate character if you plan to play outside of the event’s duration. 

Six to eight slots are available starting with players that have never been in a DM event or plot before.  If all the slots are not taken, I’ll make an announcement and expand the involvement criteria, but this is intentionally designed for an opportunity to those that haven’t experienced a DM plot/event before.  This plot will kick off in one to two weeks and occur during the week. If you wish to create a new character for it, go ahead and start their play and RP.  Bear in mind the encounters will be balanced for the level range listed above. Feel free to message me on discord or via forum PM if you have questions.[/center]
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Drekavac on February 08, 2021, 02:12:13 AM
The Forbidden Melodies
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“Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.” ― Leonard Bernstein
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Recommended Levels: 5-10
Domains: Kartakass
Alignments: Any.
Themes: Adventure, Storytelling, Mystery, Monsters
Recommended Classes: Any.
Risk Level: Medium-High.
How to Get Involved: Vallaki Based. Contact for interest. Will have to be available for a PST-time DM. https://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=57507.msg679217#msg679217
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 90%
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Dread on February 17, 2021, 09:09:10 AM
Finished.

Spoiler: show


The Forgotten Terror: Facets of a Fragmented Mind

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“In a mad world, only the mad are sane.” ― Akira Kurosawa
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Recommended Levels: 12-16
Domains: ???
Alignments: Any.
Themes: Psychological Horror, Imprisonment, High Fantasy
Recommended Classes: Any.
Risk Level: High.
How to Get Involved: This will be a one-shot adventure that I shall do, on Saturday, March 6th, starting at 12:00 PM ET/GMT -5. (https://a.chronus.eu/19ABA7C) There will be seven slots for players, first-come and first-serve. I will, however, be prioritizing players who have not participated in my events before for whatever reason. Additionally, I shall be prioritizing outlander characters hailing from the Forgotten Realms. PM me or shoot me a message on Discord, if interested.
% until plot is ready: 25%
% of plot completed in game: 0%

Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Dread on March 16, 2021, 07:42:33 PM
Finished.

Spoiler: show
The Gleam Brothers: A Storybook of Tales For Children

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“The way to read a fairy tale is to throw yourself in.”  ― W. H. Audin
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Recommended Levels: Level 10 and Below
Domains: ???
Alignments: Any.
Themes: Dark Fairy-Tale
Recommended Classes: Any.
Risk Level: High.
How to Get Involved: This is another one-shot; it shall start on Saturday, March 27th, starting at 12:00 PM ET/GMT -5. (https://a.chronus.eu/19B3060). Once again, there will be seven slots for players, first-come and first-serve. I will be prioritizing new players for this.
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 100%
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Bara on March 18, 2021, 03:39:42 PM
Shay Al Mawt

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 "As for all men who shall enter this my tomb...
impure... there will be judgment...
an end shall be made for him...
I shall seize his neck like a bird...
I shall cast the fear of myself into him"”

The tomb of Khentika Ikhekhi
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Recommended Levels: 8-13
Domains: Har'Akir
Alignments: Any.
Themes: Desert, Entrapment, Claustrophobia, Necromancy, Curse
Recommended Classes: Any.
Risk Level: High. Permanent IC consequences are possible
How to Get Involved: Be active in Har'Akir and Muhar.  Available 19:30-23:00 GMT
% until plot is ready: 0%
% of plot completed in game: 100%
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Bara on March 22, 2021, 02:39:42 PM
Shay Al Mawt plot is full with participants =) Ill update if a spot opens up!
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Dread on March 31, 2021, 08:39:04 PM
Danse Macabre

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"A Death blow is a Life blow to Some
Who till they died, did not alive become—
Who had they lived, had died but when
They died, Vitality begun. " - Emily Dickenson
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Recommended Levels: Any
Recommended Classes: Any
Risk Level: Legendary. "You face opponents who have never known defeat, who laugh cruelly at your efforts to survive. This is suicide."
How to Get Involved: Check in-game and on the forums, be involved or loosely associated with scholastic factions like the Society of the Erudite or with other organizations like the University of Dementlieu.
% until plot is ready: 50%
% of plot completed in game: 3%
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Strigoi on April 01, 2021, 11:09:02 PM
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"She was beyond beauty as a river in a spring flood was to a drop of water.
She was sky and earth, air and music, sunlight without shadow..."     

~ Count Strahd von Zarovich

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Recommended Levels: Any
Recommended Classes: Any
Risk Level: Moderate - High “Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right. -Albus Dumbledore”. There will be points were characters will have to make hard choices. Risk of story closure is a possibility, dependent on the risks taken by the players involved.
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 100%
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Soulbourne on April 08, 2021, 10:38:33 PM
The Widow Banshee of Berez

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 “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” — Stephen King

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Recommended Levels: 6-11
Domains: Barovia
Alignments: Any.
Themes: Ghosts, Hauntings, Monster-Hunting
Recommended Classes: Any.
Risk Level: Medium-High
How to Get Involved: Be active in Berez and watch for rumors of monster sightings... (Available 1900-2300 CST)
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 100%

How to Get Involved (Continued): Berez has posted up a bounty calling for Monster Hunters to aid in slaying the creature! Send a PM if you want to answer the call.
https://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=57962.msg688433#msg688433 (https://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=57962.msg688433#msg688433)


Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Bara on May 16, 2021, 05:34:35 AM
The Missing

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 "“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.”"

Albert Einstein
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Recommended Levels:4-10, This plot is aimed for low-mid level chars and new players.
Domains: Barovia
Alignments: Any.
Themes: Monster-Hunting, Adventure, Investigation, Grief
Recommended Classes: Any.
Risk Level: Medium.
How to Get Involved: Be active in the Vallaki area, Garda will have things to do.    Available 20:30-23:59 CEST (Central European Summer Time)
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 0%

NOTE: If you have never been in a DM plot before, are available to be IG during the playtimes of 20:30 - 23:30 CEST, are open to high-risk/high-reward play with potential consequences feel free to send me a forum PM with your character concept, background, and character name.  If viable, I’ll make a possible hook for involvement.
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Agony on May 16, 2021, 08:44:46 AM
Feast of Famine

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 "The real evil with which we have to contend is not the physical evil of the Famine, but the moral evil of the selfish, perverse and turbulent character of the people."

Charles Trevelyan
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Recommended Levels: Any
Domains: Dementlieu
Alignments: Any.
Themes: Investigation, Psychological Horror, Class Disparity
Recommended Classes: Any.
Risk Level: Moderate.
How to Get Involved: Be active in the Port-a-Lucine area. Times will vary, but generally US Eastern afternoons or evenings.
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 15%
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: DM Brimstone on June 24, 2021, 12:14:45 AM
Tarnished Gold
NCE Plot

“Upon him I will visit famine and a fire,
Till all around him desolation rings
And all the demons in the outer dark look on amazed and recognize
That vengeance is the business of a man.

― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
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Features:
Domains: Primarily Barovia
Levels: 4 - 8
Classes: Any though the focal point will likely be a martial class.
Alignments: Any.
Risk Level: Moderate.  Players involved should prepare themselves for potential consequences depending on their involvement and choices.
Themes: Degeneration, Avarice, Isolation, the Supernatural and Oppression.
How to Get Involved:  Look for IG clues, investigate rumors, and interact with DM-NPCs involved.

NOTE: If you have never been in a DM plot before, are available to be IG during the playtimes of 11PM CST – 2AM CST, are open to high-risk/high-reward play with potential consequences, and are playing a martial class for NCE, feel free to send me a forum PM with your character concept, background, and character name.  If viable, I’ll make a possible hook for involvement.

Due to irl obligations, the plot will kick off the night of 6/30.

% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 100%


Besides some small follow-ups, this plot is -FIN-
Title: Re: Upcoming DM Events
Post by: Soulbourne on July 21, 2021, 12:05:13 PM
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“It is true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the world; but on that account we shall be more attached to one another.” – Frankenstein
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Recommended Levels: 5-14
Domains: Barovia
Alignments: Any.
Themes: Mystery, Monsters, Dark Magic
Recommended Classes: Any.
Risk Level: Medium-High.
How to Get Involved: Vallaki Based. Events will range on time from noon to nights CST. Some clues have already appeared. Seek information about abnormal monster behavior and factions in conflict.
% until plot is ready: 100%
% of plot completed in game: 85%