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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Jan 22, 2015 12:43PM) (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30836 comments Mod


	 		  The Local Tavern 


A place to chat with your fellow adventurers, ask questions, tell stories or brag about your latest conquests.



message 2: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (ladykatala) | 5020 comments Hi Guys!


message 3: by Reva (new)

Reva (revans) | 2481 comments Thanks for organizing this Kelly Is this where we ask questions too? If so, what books can we read now and carry forward into February?


message 4: by Alex (new)

Alex | 1018 comments I like how this is set up now. I can set up notifications on the notice board without being flooded :-)


message 5: by Reva (new)

Reva (revans) | 2481 comments I also like how you've streamlined and summarized the quests


message 6: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (ladykatala) | 5020 comments Reva wrote: "Thanks for organizing this Kelly Is this where we ask questions too? If so, what books can we read now and carry forward into February?"

Yup, questions go in here too. I wanted to keep the chatty feeling that we had going since it lets others see the questions and provide input and discuss strategy and such.

Some of the other mods and I have exciting plans of things to add in the coming months now that we're a bit more organized.

Books you read now can be carried into February. Just stick them in your book tote to use later. You can't take back ones you've already applied for experience or items though.


message 7: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (daughterofoak) | 3473 comments Hello fellow adventurers! :)


message 8: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (ladykatala) | 5020 comments Hello Amanda :)


message 9: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments *Enters the tavern. Sits in the corner with her back to the wall and sword near her hand.*

Bring me your finest brew!

*looks at the competition*


message 10: by Stacie (new)

Stacie  (cowmingo) | 4757 comments *Stares at Tea half menacingly/half curious about the new adventurer. Sips brew and ponders*


message 11: by Audrey Jane (new)

Audrey Jane | 1445 comments *what is with all the brooding folk here lol* Hello fellow uhm knights? Adventurers? I haven't killed any monsters yet, I've heard the near forest is full of them, but I'm definitely on a mission to make that part of the kingdom a safer place for travellers!


message 12: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Of course I'll be careful. I don't know you. Maybe you're working for Novel Dragon and are here to seek our weaknesses...
Besides, brooding strangers sitting in corners aren't always bad thing :P
Remember him? :P
(view spoiler)


message 13: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (ladykatala) | 5020 comments Oooo, spies for the Great Novel Dragon... hmmmm... maybe a partner magician...


message 14: by Stacie (new)

Stacie  (cowmingo) | 4757 comments Kelly wrote: "Oooo, spies for the Great Novel Dragon... hmmmm... maybe a partner magician..."

Let's not give her any ideas here people!


message 15: by Stacie (new)

Stacie  (cowmingo) | 4757 comments ❀Tea❀ wrote: "Of course I'll be careful. I don't know you. Maybe you're working for Novel Dragon and are here to seek our weaknesses...
Besides, brooding strangers sitting in corners aren't always bad thing :P
R..."



Mmmm hello pretty.


message 16: by RachelvlehcaR (new)

RachelvlehcaR (charminggirl) | 4364 comments Thank you for setting this up. Very fun.


message 17: by Audrey Jane (new)

Audrey Jane | 1445 comments Who knows. Maybe some of us are doing infiltration work?

Tea, are you trying to distract us from our quest, because it's definitely working :p


message 18: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (ladykatala) | 5020 comments Audrey Jane wrote: "Who knows. Maybe some of us are doing infiltration work?

Tea, are you trying to distract us from our quest, because it's definitely working :p"


Bah, there's always time for ale and stories.


message 19: by Emma (M) (new)

Emma (M) | 1673 comments Hi everyone! This is such a good idea.

I think I have time for a beer before my next battle!


message 20: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments You sure it's smart to go to battle under influence? :P


message 21: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Audrey Jane wrote: "Tea, are you trying to distract us from our quest, because it's definitely working :p"

Always. ;)


message 22: by Stacie (new)

Stacie  (cowmingo) | 4757 comments ❀Tea❀ wrote: "You sure it's smart to go to battle under influence? :P"

Could make it more interesting in the ways that the little goblin dies.


message 23: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Stacie wrote: "Could make it more interesting in the ways that the little goblin dies."

Yeah, but what if she is seeing double? Does that mean fighting two goblins? :P

Oh, maybe we should sell tickets to that fight. :P


message 24: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (ladykatala) | 5020 comments Hmmm. Don't people who are drunk get less hurt in car crashes. Maybe the same thing applies to swords and magic.


message 25: by Emma (M) (new)

Emma (M) | 1673 comments Battle is only enhanced with beer!!! A couple of beers and I get my rage on! Bezerker style :)


message 26: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (ladykatala) | 5020 comments


message 27: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (ladykatala) | 5020 comments Ok, tavern entrance has ambiance now.


message 28: by Audrey Jane (new)

Audrey Jane | 1445 comments Kelly wrote: "Bah, there's always time for ale and stories."

True! Like the tavern pictures btw :)


message 29: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (rebeccasg) | 3321 comments Is the tavern photo from the hobbit? If not it looks eerily similar. I would like to sit in the cozy place with a drink.


message 30: by Reva (new)

Reva (revans) | 2481 comments Still haven't figured how to copy pictures to my iPad without using a computer.


message 31: by Logan (new)

Logan (loganturner) | 1499 comments Aragorn! *swoon*


message 32: by Claire (new)

Claire  | 3581 comments this challenge is amazing! I love it! I love that you made a separate discussion for everyone to make his own thread :D


message 33: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Logan (~Daeris the Shadow Elf Queen~) wrote: "Aragorn! *swoon*"

Where?!
*looks around the tavern*


message 34: by Kelly (last edited Jan 22, 2015 01:47PM) (new)

Kelly (ladykatala) | 5020 comments RebeccaS wrote: "Is the tavern photo from the hobbit? If not it looks eerily similar. I would like to sit in the cozy place with a drink."

The website I stole it from (at least the first two) says it's a medieval tavern in Prague.


message 35: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (rebeccasg) | 3321 comments That's even better!! Now I want to go there and see it.


message 36: by Claire (new)

Claire  | 3581 comments RebeccaS wrote: "That's even better!! Now I want to go there and see it."

OOh, me too ! me too!


message 37: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (rebeccasg) | 3321 comments Quick question for the crowd: Can the same books be used towards our weapons and our quests? Or do the quests have to use separate books entirely?

Does that make sense?


message 38: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments RebeccaS wrote: "Quick question for the crowd: Can the same books be used towards our weapons and our quests? Or do the quests have to use separate books entirely?

Does that make sense?"


Not really. At least to me. :P
You can use book only once. Is that what you were asking?


message 39: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (ladykatala) | 5020 comments RebeccaS wrote: "Quick question for the crowd: Can the same books be used towards our weapons and our quests? Or do the quests have to use separate books entirely?

Does that make sense?"


Separate books. Each book can only be used for one thing. Uses up the magic book juice.


message 40: by Reva (new)

Reva (revans) | 2481 comments RebeccaS wrote: "Quick question for the crowd: Can the same books be used towards our weapons and our quests? Or do the quests have to use separate books entirely?

Does that make sense?"


So sorry Rebecca, if only.... Books disappear after they are used one time.


message 41: by Reva (new)

Reva (revans) | 2481 comments Nice armour Tea.


message 42: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (ladykatala) | 5020 comments It's all about making choices :) That way everyone's character develops differently which is fun.


message 43: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Reva wrote: "Nice armour Tea."

Thanks. ☺
It was Angel who started with hero avatars. I just 'borrowed' her idea.


message 44: by RachelvlehcaR (new)

RachelvlehcaR (charminggirl) | 4364 comments I am on mobile. I want to do Angel's idea. :(

I have to wait until I am home.


message 45: by Logan (new)

Logan (loganturner) | 1499 comments Question about the Rare Gems quest - do we get the experience point as soon as we finish a book or do we have to wait for the quest to be fully completed? I'm not sure I'll get the super rare one, which is why I'm asking.


message 46: by ❀Tea❀ (last edited Jan 22, 2015 02:36PM) (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Logan (~Daeris the Shadow Elf Queen~) wrote: "Question about the Rare Gems quest - do we get the experience point as soon as we finish a book or do we have to wait for the quest to be fully completed? I'm not sure I'll get the super rare one, ..."

As soon as you finish book.
As I understand it you can have max 5 exp for rare gems so 5 regular rares should be fine. You don't have to read super rare one :)


message 47: by Claire (new)

Claire  | 3581 comments :D I just thought that my hero deserved an avatar. It makes her more real ;)


message 48: by RachelvlehcaR (last edited Jan 22, 2015 02:44PM) (new)

RachelvlehcaR (charminggirl) | 4364 comments Yes, I was told you can only have one super rare. All of my rare books are super rare but I can only count one of them as a super rare, the other three books are counted as rare.

So its like this:

1.super rare - two points
2. Rare - one pt.
3. Rare - one pt.
4. Rare - one pt.
Total = 5 points ( only had to read four books )

You can read five rare books and still get your points.

Hope that helps.


message 49: by RachelvlehcaR (new)

RachelvlehcaR (charminggirl) | 4364 comments Angel wrote: ":D I just thought that my hero deserved an avatar. It makes her more real ;)"

Mine will be Wonder Woman :P


message 50: by Shanna_redwind (last edited Jan 22, 2015 02:56PM) (new)

Shanna_redwind | 598 comments Walking down the road, I glance up and look at what seems to be a friendly tavern. With some extra coin jingling in my pocket, I decide forgo the cold meal I have in my pack. I wander in and settle down by the hearth. With a glass of wine and some roast beast, I settle down to my meal, only to be approached by another patron, who sits at the table with me.

I glance up and smile, and get a smile in response. The patron introduces herself as Tea, and after a bit of small talk, asks about what I've been doing in the city.

"Not Much," I reply, "But I did have to go pick some Blueberries... It's not much of a story, but if you're interested..."

Tea nodded so I begin my story

" The sky was darkening when I finally arrived in the city. My feet hurt, and I was pretty sure that my blisters had developed blisters, but despite the pain, I felt exhilarated.

I'd left the whole mess behind me, and no one had a hold on me anymore. Rather short on coin, I bypassed the first few inns that I came across without even checking the prices. They were obviously out of my reach. Finally I saw a small place off of a side street that didn't look expensive, but also didn't appear to be a place that I'd have to watch my back all the time.

The front was homey looking. Clean, but worn and a bit run down. Over the door read a sign simply saying Sasha's Place. I stepped through the door and into the welcome warmth of a small dining room. The hearth was crackling merrily and there were several patrons eating meals. They glanced up with mild interest when I walked in and quickly went back to their meals.

A middle aged lady with a red face and black hair up in a bun that was beginning to come undone bustled in. "Have a seat, dearie and I'll bring you a bowl of stew."

"I'd like to rent a room," I reply.

The lady glanced me over with a shrewd gleam in her eye. "I imagine that you're looking to pinch your coins?"

I gave a one shouldered shrug. "Who isn't these days?" I asked.

"Well," the lady said slowly. "I can give you the room for 5 silvers if you can do me a favour."

I nodded, for this seemed a very good price.

"I need some blueberries picked for me." She left for a moment and returned with a map. "I need them to come from here." She handed the parchemnt to me. "Don't try to get away with picking them elsewhere, or I'll know."

So after tucking in a bowl of stew, I settled in for the night. I'd been looking for adventure. Picking berries wasn't exactly that, but it was saving me on my bill at the Inn.

In the morning I set out to find the berries. As I drew closer to the location marked, I noticed that there seemed to be more people dressed in grey and bright white. And the horses were a bright white too, with too-intelligent blue eyes.

I felt very out of place in my grubby adventuring clothing as I arrived at a fenced in area. The gates were odd, with ropes on the latches. As I stepped through the gate, I fervently hoped that the innkeep had permission to be here. I'd assumed that she had but...

A white horse suddenly stood in my path. :Just what do you think you're doing?: came a stern bell-like voice in my head.

I stood frozen. "Uh," I managed, putting the most intelligent inflection I could on the grunted syllable.

The white creature held its stern stance for a moment longer, then the bell-tone sounded again in my head, this time overlayed with amusement. :I'm sure you've been sent by Sasha. She's always sending new adventurers this way. She claims that the berries in our pen have magical qualitys due to the...fertilizer that they grow in, but secretly I think that she's hoping one of her new duckies will get Chosen. Sorry it's not you, but I will take you to the berries:

So I followed the gleaming white creature over to a small patch of blueberries, picked all the ripe ones and headed back to Sasha's Place. She took the bucket of berries. "Excellent," she said. "They're just what I was looking for. Here's a map to the next patch."

She handed over another parchment and I took it, then settled down to eat my meal. "


I shrug. That's pretty much it, but I'm sure there's more adventures to come.


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