mordicai caeli (mordicai) wrote,
mordicai caeli

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The Metamagician.

I got to reprise the roll of Encre Panache. I just really like that closing line of Cyrano de Bergerac, "my white plume!" & especially so because that literal connotation is meaningful in French. I like idioms & puns in other languages, like Japanese haikus that play with slightly modified kanji. Anyhow, Encre-- or Ink Feather, or Blackquill-- is a gnome wild mage, but not a chaotician. He's a metamagician, he's interested in the abstract theory, in the fringes of thaumaturgical research. Plus, I get to break out my Peter Lorre impression, which is one of the few impressions I can actually do. I've got a "Transylvanian" one, too, & a "Goblin" one, but then I'm pretty much tapped out. It was fordmadoxfraud's Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game, which is hosted in the backyard of Bar Reis. I'd played there with David & fatbutts before, when I was a 4e spellpunk gunslinger warlock, but outside is a better venue, on account of better lighting. The other players were James & two people I hadn't ever met, Emma & Alicia; they played an elf ranger named Oney, a halfling psion & a human thief, respectively. We were in the port of Daggerfalls, which it turns out, we hate: they levy taxes that are pretty unreasonable, & then put you into indentured servitude until you pay it off, which is a reasonable setting, in that history is full of crummy oppression, but we were not fans of it. Trying to pay off out debt we took a job trying to get back a noble's kidnapped sister-- suspecting that she hadn't been kidnapped, but rather run off-- & ended up on the road. Avoided a manticore, the thief met some elves-- who laughed silently, like aliens, & freaked everyone out-- & killed some possibly rabid wolves. Colour spray is such a great first level spell; if I get to keep leveling Encre, I might go with a sort of "prismatic theme."
Tags: adnd, bars, dnd, stories of our youth

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