Written by | Posted November 19, 2013 – 4:46 pm Deconstruction

Bad things are happening in Stormwind – and beyond.

The Hand of Lothar, they call themselves.

Yva Darrows was their first target.

Tirith and Aely were their second and third.

They have since… expanded their reach and escalated their methods …

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Aftermath
comment 3 Written by on November 11, 2009 – 2:53 pm

Last night was… well, pretty intense. There was a lot of great RP, and there will likely be even more great RP as we deal with the aftermath of it all.

The short version?

[The evening culminated] in a raid by the Stormwind Guard, two near-arrests, three strained marriages, a couple of damaged friendships, and one of the Wildfire Riders’ red-haired paladins telling another of the Wildfire Riders’ red-haired paladins to go fuck themselves, while the third of the Wildfire Riders’ red-haired paladins stood there and shook her head in disbelief.

There’s probably going to be an explicit tag on the stuff that comes out of last night, if only because Aely’s already started with the 4 letter words, and I don’t expect it to get better. However, last night she had what I think definitely counts as a Crowning Moment of Awesome – and I’m still riding the high. Not only did she hit an emotional point where she actually mentally snapped (and you could actually watch the snapping play out on her face over the course of the night), but her confronting Bricu actually made the entire Pig and Whistle go dead silent.

Unfortunately this particular bit of scenery is… way to complicated to hold up to a standalone fiction piece, so it’ll have to just get summarized when some of the rest of the aftermath gets written. Which is already happening.

Which, of course, means I’m planning more RP. <evil giggle>

This whole situation, however, is a perfect example of how RP begets RP – introducing a subject and then letting your friends and cohorts run with it means that it’s no longer just one story – it’s your story with all of these side trails and tangents. And even when those side stories don’t have anything to do with the actual thing that’s going on (Aely and Bricu’s spat is really only very loosely related to the raid last night on the Pig and Whistle), it makes the whole thing more real. Because these characters are not just pawns in a plot – they’re unpredictable, just like people.

And apparently, if you push one particular redheaded paladin past the line of no return, she’ll cuss you out and threaten to break your nose. Go figure, right?

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3 Responses to “Aftermath”

  1. I forgot to mention the six crates of booze stolen by the Stormwind Guard…and the fact that the Riders may end up going to war with SI:7 over a Crimson Felt Hat.

  2. At least after she breaks his nose, she can set it properly and heal it, right?

    I mean, he’s going to have it coming, but, once he’s made his case, I hope she can see he intended…

    ..if not, he’s going to fight dirty and use guilt.

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