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[COLOR="DarkOrchid"][FONT="Times New Roman"]And the reason the Hellhound didn't accidentally kill, viciously maim, or eat the domesticated female dog in his pleasure is [i]because[/i]...?

Oh nevermind, you said it was chance, and deus ex machinae and let's rejoice and all that crap.

But this calls to attention a question I have based on a post. Short of edges, which we'd have to activate constantly as I recall, is there actual literal magic that allows us to ward houses while we're away or will it be in steel plated wooden doors and kevlar blinds we trust? Because if we're allowed to use magic that obviously doesn't attract supernaturals to it, it would seem like our edges would be rendered useless or utterly imbalanced.

And how exactly does one overhear a phone call based on a random rumor that one hunter might've mentioned in passing to another but not yet put up on the Hunter-Net system?

Plus, I'd like to point out that while six characters, and they know who they are, have my cell phone number; I thought I made it clear Manjusra doesn't make her face well known around the Hunter-Net system. People know she exists but they don't know what she looks like, and they always tend to deal with her in the third person and twice removed through e-mails. So if you could please remove that part Knuckles Girl, I'd appreciate it. I'd like to keep her slightly more under wraps than have the entire whole of the Hunter system know what she looks like.[/FONT][/COLOR]

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[quote name='Raiha][COLOR="DarkOrchid"][FONT="Times New Roman"]And the reason the Hellhound didn't accidentally kill, viciously maim, or eat the domesticated female dog in his pleasure is [i]because[/i]...?[/FONT'][/COLOR][/quote]
[FONT=Arial]Yeah yeah, I know, convenient and what. (Gwyllgi, by the way. Hell Hound is the half-breed by this logic.)

I can always make up circumstances that would allow for the situation to occur. But I was kinda lazy while posting that, and didn't feel like rationalizing my steps. =P

And hey, you're the one who pulled in the amorphous tentacles.[/FONT]

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[quote name='Allamorph'][FONT=Arial]
And hey, you're the one who pulled in the amorphous tentacles.[/FONT][/QUOTE]

[COLOR="DarkOrchid"][FONT="Times New Roman"]Yeah, but I didn't include them mating with gigantic squids or blue spotted octopuses to form new and exciting strains of tentacle monsters that prey on Japanese schoolgirls and costumed superheroes. And as of yet they do not have prehensile reproductive organs but they DO have detachable mandibles![/FONT][/COLOR]

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[quote name='Raiha'][COLOR="DarkOrchid"][FONT="Times New Roman"]Yeah, but I didn't include them mating with gigantic squids or blue spotted octopuses to form new and exciting strains of tentacle monsters that prey on Japanese schoolgirls and costumed superheroes. And as of yet they do not have prehensile reproductive organs but they DO have detachable mandibles![/FONT][/COLOR][/QUOTE]

Posted. Just thought I would apologize to Zephyr for stealing your internet format type thing at the beginning. I liked it! So kudos to you ^_^

Anyway, Talon, if there's anything wrong with the post, (simply because I mentioned the black substance) let me know and I'll change it.

Also, Engel, if I happened to falsely describe the Weilands, let me know and I'll take care of that as well.

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[color=crimson]No, no, go ahead and mention the black goo all you like, Darren.

To answer your question, Raiha, Hunters have -no- means to provide an area with protection from freaks whatsoever barring the Hunters in question living in that area. The Messengers have a set of symbols called 'Glyphs' that have powers like that into areas, but Hunters cannot direct the Messengers to do a damn thing, and besides, only Hunters can see the Glyphs.

Some Glyphs, like 'Safety' and 'Restoration' are permanent, providing safe-zones for the Hunters and a rest area to recuperate from a hunt. Others, like 'Success' and 'Infested' are temporary or require the fulfillment of certain criteria before they appear, like a certain number of freaks congregating within a certain area.

Note that all Glyphs are a collection of dots connected by straight lines with no breaks at all. Some of the dots do have a hole in the center; I'm trying to find a list of them online, but it's incredibly hard to do so since WW ended the campaign setting years ago. In any case, Hunters can recreate the Glyphs, but they don't have any power to them; they're just used to convey a message to other Hunters.[/color]

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[quote name='Darren']Posted. Just thought I would apologize to Zephyr for stealing your internet format type thing at the beginning. I liked it! So kudos to you ^_^

Anyway, Talon, if there's anything wrong with the post, (simply because I mentioned the black substance) let me know and I'll change it.

Also, Engel, if I happened to falsely describe the Weilands, let me know and I'll take care of that as well.[/QUOTE]

[size=1]The Weiland you described is fine. =]
Just in case anyone was wondering, their name is a reference to Scott Weiland. 'Cause that guy did heroin like candy.

I thought about the most humorous thing to do when Thom runs into some Piggies...[/size]

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[FONT="Franklin Gothic Medium"][COLOR="Navy"]Man, gone for [B]one[/B] day and there are suddenly nineteen posts to read so I know what's gonig on. You guys suck.

Hah, just kidding. But seriously, crazy crackers.[/COLOR][/FONT]

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[color=crimson]New mandatory read post for RP mechanics.

[b]Conviction:[/b] A Hunter's determination to follow their Creed, this is what allows them to act as true harbingers of The Reckoning. A Hunter's Conviction gives them the strength to activate their Edges, to fight, Defend, Redeem, Avenge, and See no matter the odds against them. However, Conviction is -not- an infinite resource; every Hunter's Conviction is depleted a bit when Edges are used, or when a Hunter acts against their Creed. For instance, a Defender must protect the innocent. If a Hunter fails in this duty by attacking a mortal, their Conviction is drained. However, while Conviction is not infinite, nor is it impossible to recover. A Hunter's Conviction is restored by fulfilling their Creed or with rest. In addition, Conviction also replenishes over time. If a Hunter loses all Conviction, they lose their ability to activate their Edges entirely, making them entirely mortal save their ability to see the freaks for what they are.[/color]

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[quote name='Darren']Posted. Just thought I would apologize to Zephyr for stealing your internet format type thing at the beginning. I liked it! So kudos to you ^_^[/QUOTE]


If you can make use of it, feel free. Was in a "tech geek" mood at the time. Always glad when someone can do something other than roll their eyes or curl up in the corner at my random musings.

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[COLOR="DarkGreen"][FONT="Book Antiqua"]You all post like little mad things! :D Good thing I like to read since I had twenty two posts to go through before I got to mine.

Anyway, I'd suggest monsters but you guys have tossed in more than enough at this time so I'll just use what's already posted.

[B]EDIT: [/B]Oh and in case it wasn't clear in my post, by indicating that he was checking into the issue at the cemetery, people now know that Searcher430 is actually in the area. He's newly arrived since the last place he was at had issues that forced him to relocate. [/FONT][/COLOR]

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[COLOR="DarkRed"][SIZE="1"]Talon has asked me to avoid the OOC's on the main thread, so I will post my point here for people to read. The first half of my first post is mostly to show that the character has emotions that are heavily veiled. The stoic and somewhat grim behavior in the second half is the "normal" behavior she has.

Also, unless otherwise required by the RPG plot I am assuming that she is not in the immediate vicinity of the other hunters, and not "half-way across the world" either. Talon, if you want me to change this let me know. If anyone else wants to suggest a link between character or their proximity let me know. If neither is the case, then sit back, buckle up, and see where the ride takes it.

(I think the full moon is getting to my brain today)[/SIZE][/COLOR]

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[COLOR="Indigo"]It's not obvious in my post, but my character is not located where the rest of you all are having fun. That will come later, so if you all could not include me in your posts unless I tell you to, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.[/COLOR]

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On the same note as Indi's, I was intending for Kazimir to be set away from the rest of the characters. (Entirely different cities) And so, if it's alright with P.J. McKrafty, I guess we're the only ones in our area... Or we could say that he traveled a long way to get to Kazimir.

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[color=crimson][b]To:[/b]hunter.list@hunter-net.org
[b]From:[/b]Bookworm55
[b]Subj:[/b]The Hunt

[pindent=2]Another day, and a strange one, it seems, my peers. I have awakened, and after several months of trying to live in a hospital environment after my informant severed my legs following her perceived betrayal, I awaken whole and healthier than you would believe. Why? I have no clue. Why me? My talents have never fallen under the healing side of our awakened nature. Perhaps the Messengers have seen fit to restore to me my ability to study these things, to give us a chance. And by all accounts, it seems necessary.[/pindent]
[pindent=2]I'm sure many of you have encountered an increased resistance in your endeavors these past few weeks, judging by the amount of mail my inbox accrued since I last logged in. The question many of you are likely asking is 'Why?', or perhaps, 'Why now?'. I cannot tell you why, nor can I give an honest opinion. Why are new 'species' of these beings popping up, seemingly overnight? Why are more of the black-mist rots presenting themselves, why are shamblers evolving into walkers, walkers into hidden? I don't have the answers, and though I am in a position now to endeavor to retrieve them, that is another question I must ask. Yesterday evening, I went to sleep without my legs, as I have done in the months since that overzealous newly-imbued attempted to kill my vampire friend and I and was answered with lethal force and my disability. Why do I awaken this morning in an unmarked flat with a note from that informant and my legs intact? Why are these things happening? I can't tell you; I can only hope that, as was the point of this site in the first place, that you all share your information with one another, and with me, that we may at least ensure a tentative survival.[/color][/pindent]

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[size=1]I hope no one finds my latest post too disturbing or anything.

I enjoyed writing it.

Heh.

Yeah. I look like a psychopath now

And I love it. .[/size]

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[size=1]I'm trying to decide if you mean that in a good or a bad way. D:[/size]

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Surprisingly enough, I have Internet access here, although from Wednesday to Saturday I probably won't (I'm in a different town then).

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[SIZE=1]I just realised that most of our male Hunters enjoy a healthy breakfast of beer.

I wonder which is going to kill us first, the freaks or liver disease?
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[FONT="Franklin Gothic Medium"][COLOR="Green"]Alright, I finally had the time to read every single post so far, excellent work everybody. My problem is that I have no idea how to weave myself into the story at this point in time ... If someone could send my character an e-mail or something that would be great, I think I could take it from there.[/COLOR][/FONT]

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[quote name='DeLarge'][SIZE=1]I just realised that most of our male Hunters enjoy a healthy breakfast of beer.

I wonder which is going to kill us first, the freaks or liver disease?
[/SIZE][/QUOTE]
I noticed the same thing... But I didn't want to bring attention to the fact that we all have alcoholics on our hands. (Which is understandable, considering the circumstances) I've also noticed that they all like to smoke...
I'll find a 1-up here soon, hehe.

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[COLOR="DarkGreen"][FONT="Book Antiqua"]And I noticed that Indi's character considers booze and stuff like smoking a waste of time. =P And since we need others who aren't wasted... mine won't have beer for breakfast either, ha! Seriously, that's just disgusting. XP [[SIZE="1"]leaves the vices and other things up to the rest of you[/SIZE]][/FONT][/COLOR] :p

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[quote name='Darren']I noticed the same thing... But I didn't want to bring attention to the fact that we all have alcoholics on our hands. (Which is understandable, considering the circumstances) I've also noticed that they all like to smoke...
I'll find a 1-up here soon, hehe.[/QUOTE]
[COLOR="DarkOrchid"][FONT="Times New Roman"]Technically speaking, as the only character who has yet to admit she has a full on torture chamber in her basement and an extensive collection of BDSM hardcore pornography, I suppose you'll have to branch out into beastiality or something.

And don't worry, Indi's already got a vice, it's just not immediately apparent.

And Aaryanna's character is a fresh faced young thing. Eventually he'll be a bitter husk of the man he once was... *dramatic cliff shot*[/FONT][/COLOR]

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[COLOR="Indigo"]Anyway, other than to just keep up with whatever we are currently doing, I assume we have no direct motives as of now. Once we do I'll see about getting my character to the same area as the others. [/COLOR]

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[color=crimson]Cue motive for everyone to begin flocking in the same general direction.....now. Chase won't get this message as he's 1) experiencing afterglow, 2) about to go try and kill himself a mean-ass Ghast, and 3) not likely to check his phone or mail until he's done with said Ghast.

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[b]To:[/b]hunter.list@hunter-net.org
[b]From:[/b]Sender unidentified.
[b]Subj:[/b]Our game.

[pindent=2]Hello, dear friends and cattle. You do not know me, but I have been watching you. To my great amusement, it seems you all believe you can make a difference in the grand scheme of things with your pretty little tricks, killing my followers and their friends. As entertaining as watching your endeavors has been, it is to my great regret that this game must end, and soon. We are expecting company of a far higher order, and things must be planned out perfectly. However, for one last amusement, a minor indulgence, if you will, coordinates have been sent out to a randomly selected few. These coordinates are to be kept secret; yes, I know your identities, every single one. If any of you 'Hunters' apart from those who have received my invitation arrive, the game is over, you all die. If you manage to defeat me at my own game, then only those who perish at play will find their existence ended. If not....then our guests will find themselves most comfortably situated, drinking with his followers from the skulls of every single hunter here. Perhaps we'll even scribe your skulls with your Net-handles. Come to me, Hunters. The game is just beginning.[/pindent]

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Yeah, just take a guess at who got an invitation. If you wish to check the email in-post, the 'coordinates' are 'Drexel House, 22 Rue Decatur, Vieux Carre, New Orleans'.[/color]

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