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Some updates on the page... [14 Jul 2013|04:27pm]

Since I got Coda 2, I was able to add in an old log that'd never gotten added. Then Liriel found a Fou-Lu log! I haven't added that one yet, and there are 2 more Leo logs, and then there is a Meridae (my kid) log, and then a Private and Meridae one...

Anyway, there was an update on the page.

There are some (1-2) updates that are out of order. If you see one, please do comment and say where it should probably go.
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So... re-reading old logs... [20 Jun 2013|10:05pm]

Put ze spouse in a mode to ponder what might be happening.

Okay, so as of the last log I posted (and, curse it, I know there's more, including a 666 on Hiram -- because if God gets Liriel, Lucifer wants a Malakite in exchange, I guess -- but I don't know where that file is anymore...): http://www.prismnet.com/~arcangel/GamingWarStories/SSO/SSO207.html
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In a Nutshell: an In Nomine dressing room [02 Jul 2011|04:02pm]

In a Nutshell: an In Nomine dressing room
and count myself a king of infinite space
What if there was more than one Symphony, or more than one world within the Symphony? In a Nutshell is a dressing room-style game for any and all In Nomine and In Nomine Satanis/Magna Veritas-related characters, based on that premise. We welcome canon, original, and AU characters, and players of all skill levels (from complete newcomers to In Nomine and/or journalsgames to veterans of both). While the game is largely freeform, we also welcome players running their own plots, one-shot events, and other structured campaign-like things, as well as making their own posts or simply playing in the existing ones. Dreamwidth invite codes are available on request, and the moderator is happy to answer questions and help people settle in.
were it not that I have strange dreams . . .
main || ooc || wiki || layout || sjgames

Okay, so most of you have probably seen me post this on my own LJ, but it can't hurt to put it up elsewhere, can it? :-)

SSO "refugees" -- ex-players, ex-characters, characters or players who never got to play -- are more than welcome to hang out with us, and so are non-refugees. I'm playing SSO Salathiel and some far-future SSO characters who haven't shown up yet, among a small army of others, and undauntra's had a few threads with 24601, including one in Shangri-La.

If you want to play something completely unrelated to SSO, too, that's also more than welcome! We've had characters from Interesting Times, In Nomine Ludi, Southern Cross, Bright is Beautiful, Don't Get Caught!, Brass & Steel, random AUs, straight-up canon, and more -- and with no minimum activity rates or application process, you can break out and drop characters at your convenience.

Want to run plot? Want to run fluffy interactions? Want completely mundane scenes, or overtly and indulgently supernatural ones? Want to test-drive one-shots or campaign seeds before dropping them on your hapless players, or do "bluebooking" for your main game in LJ format? Comedy, drama, IN Anime, IN Cyberpunk, GURPS IN, INS/MV -- pretty much whatever you want to do, you can drop by the Nutshell and do it.

Please feel free to direct any questions, concerns, or requests my way, especially if there's anything I can do that would make the Nutshell more interesting for you. Alternately, if you want to sound players out or anything, our OOC community is available for random chatter and plotting things. And I'm happy to provide Dreamwidth invite codes -- I have a million of them, don't feel bad for asking for one! -- and you can choose to play with an OpenID account if you'd rather.

We hope to see you there!
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And after migrating said private wiki . . . [31 May 2007|08:43pm]

[ mood | okay ]

Apparently PBwiki has three ways to let someone else edit your wiki. One, they need their own PBwiki account, and you give that account a certain level of permission ("Reader" for read-only, "Contributor" for editing perms, "Moderator" for deletion perms, and "Administrator" is the wiki's owner). Two, you give them a "magic link" that lets anyone who clicks on it edit the wiki at a certain level of permission. Three, you give them the password to edit it at a certain level of permission.

So to minimize Beth's headaches, can SSO players (and people in general who might be interested in editing the Candlewiki) create a PBwiki account and comment here with the e-mail address they used to create it? (There don't seem to be usernames attached, just e-mail addresses.) Feel free to format it like s.lynn.d@NOSPAMgmail.com or s.lynn.d @ gmail . com or whatever -- which is, incidentally, my account address. That way, once it gets migrated, all this information will be in one convenient place for Beth to work with. (I mean, if PBwiki turns out to suck, we might need a new host anyway, but at least this way people can access the old stuff too. [grins])


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From Liriel's fan club with love, part 2 [16 Jan 2007|09:16am]

Submitted to The Free Voice and cross-posted to the community HotLirielAction, signed with the pseudonym "Burning Sword".

Liriel cried as Lucifer threw her to the bed, her pleading eyes begging the demon for mercy which he would have nothing of! He only laughed at her pain and showed her his big veinous sword which would soon penetrate her and deeply wound her like a real sword.

She shuddered violently as the vile demon penetrated her violently again and again. The vile demon laughed at her misery and the laughter shook Liriel to her core and she pleaded with her vile captor to let her go, in the name of all good.

The pleading just aroused Lucifer and he threw her to the bed to have his ways again when suddenly a Blinding Light filled the room, blinding the demon but not Liriel.

A stream of demonic prophany streamed from Lucifers mouth as he cowardly tried to seek cover. The proud Commander suddenly stood before them, His sword tipping at an angle from his body, reaching new lengths at the sight of Liriel naked before him.

The demon and the Malakite crashed together, mighty weapon trust upon mighty weapon, testing their strength, their endurance, their prowess in the deadly battle. Soon their skin was glistening with sweat, their breath heavy as they both struggled to get their way.

It was soon clear that the Virtue could not be subdued, and Lucifer cowardly ran away again swearing that he would get his revenge. Liriel cried of happiness as the Malakite lifted her up with his muscles glistening and hugged her tight. Finally she was safe again, in the arms of her Lover.

The End!
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A preminary map of Little Shal-Mari... [17 Oct 2006|01:36pm]

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I'm apparently planning to do a dungeoncrawl here. I was immediately forced to MAKE A MAP. Or, being too lazy, find one and alter to suit.

Various people who know where to find me can do one-shot IST-Discovery types who might be drafted to... deal with the unwanted tourists, shall we say.
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SSO Interlude: Voices of Dissent [25 Sep 2006|08:36am]

(Since I can't post anything to the usual place till I get my computer back...)

(Voices of Dissent)
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Power levels poll [14 Sep 2006|08:35pm]

[ mood | productive ]

Following on from the previous post by archangelbeth, below is a poll to make life a little easier.

Poll beneath the cutCollapse )

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Power Levels [14 Sep 2006|03:02pm]

There is some interest in, well... It's been a few real life years of play. And it could be interesting to accelerate development a bit here and there. In essence, I'm thinking of boosting the power-levels.

I'm not quite sure, at this moment, what that would involve. (Among other reasons, I'm feeling very cotton-brained right now.) Some options are:

* A lump sum of points, to be spent with GM approval.
* Minor Words (!), subject to GM and Lilith approval. (We don't always agree. My NPC pouts.)
* Distinctions (probably only first or second level).
* Extra Forces/attunements
* Toys! Mmm, artifacts.

I'm not yet sure what I'd do with guest NPCs. Probably get something in mind for the first reasonable time to gift it, get entertaining with Interventions (if any show up), or otherwise meta-fasttrack.

Please discuss! (Also, someone point Sirea at this post if I don't catch her, please!)
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Seraphim Council Meeting [14 Sep 2006|02:50pm]

I've been reminded that this would be a good thing to do! It would happen in the 2-year period that the Marches expidition wound up being (hi, slow-time Domain!). I'd need volunteers to play Archangels! (As GM, Archangels are at least quasi-NPCs, and I reserve the right to tweak or rewrite as needed for flow and foreshadowing and continuity and all that.) People who know enough about where the games are get to volunteer. Anyone else, I'd need to ask the MU* owner about invites and we don't want a bazillion people dropping by and crashing the place. O;>

(Besides, the cityofcandles.greatestjournal.com place is useful, no?)

So. Scheduling. Who someone might want to take as an AA. Etc.

I get Jean, Lilith, and the other Shangri-La lot. Also Yves.
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attn: existing SSO players, and player-hopefuls [12 Sep 2006|11:43am]

[ mood | accomplished ]

The CandleJournals are now open for applications.

Read the userinfo and the introductory page before you do anything else, please! If you have questions, comment here or to the introductory page, or catch me or Beth on the MU*, and we'll do our best to help. Note that the community has moderated membership; you won't automatically join it, you just put in a request to join that Beth or I approve or disapprove. (I will disapprove all requests where I don't know who the requester is and don't know if Beth approved the character; I'm also likely to be handling all approvals.)

And now, I run to class; I'll get to comments later!

EDIT: Back!

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Cross-posting! [11 Sep 2006|10:25am]

[ mood | okay ]

Ze GM and I have concocted the idea of a SSO journalsgame. More detail will be forthcoming if people express interest, but please, click here and answer the poll so we know interest levels first?

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Schedulefairy sez... [21 Aug 2006|05:49pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

We've got three scenes on the table, now that the Massive Group Scene™ is cliffhangered. So! Tentative scheduling:

Fou-Lu, Leo, and Salathiel: Tuesday starting at 10:00 AM EST (or whenever everyone gets there).

Fou-Lu and Liriel: . . . depends on ze Unni! Sirea says she's good for all mornings/afternoons for the foreseeable future, Beth is generally good for ~10AM-3PM EST. Are you good Wednesday or Friday, Unni, or do y'all need to look at next week or later? And if so, what days/times work for you? Wednesday starting at 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST (or whenever everyone gets there).

Hiram: Thursday starting at 1:00 PM EST (or whenever everyone gets there).

(Note: We're going to be roleplaying some stuff out of order: the Hiram scene should happen simultaneously with the Fou-Leo-Sal one, so things might come up Thursday that should affect the scene tomorrow, and the Fou-Liri scene should've happened before today's scene, so things might happen in it which should've affected today/tomorrow. Since it's just easier to schedule this way, though, ze GM is just going to wave the magic retcon wand if it comes up. [grins])

Any objections to the above scheduling?

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Attn: solaas and malakite and fadethecat [16 Aug 2006|03:29pm]

[ mood | awake ]

We've got a scene scheduled at Desire for Monday the 21st. Said scene is definitely going to involve Salathiel and Fou-Lu, and can involve Liriel, Hiram, and/or Leo if they wish. (...Probably anyone else who can justify being at Desire, too, but I think that everyone else is currently stuck elsewhere, so. [laughs])

We're probably starting at 10:00 AM EST -- though if we start with just Sal and Fou, we can likely add people later. We're ending no later than 3:30 PM EST, because that's when Beth has to head offline. Are any of y'all interested and available? And if so, when do you think you can be online to play, so we know when to expect you or if we should tweak the schedule or anything?

(Also, I note that I'm free all next week in the 10-to-3:30 time slot, but after that is when my availability gets hairy. So if anyone else needs Salathiel -- or Beth-haran -- for a SSO scene, it's next week or "probably not till October". For the record.)

EDIT: Looks like we'll be starting with Salathiel, Fou-Lu, and Leo, around 10AM EST, and working Hiram in around 1PM EST if we can. Or something like that. [laughs] Whee!

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[Schedule] For the record! [14 Aug 2006|02:33pm]

[ mood | mildly ill ]

There will be a SSO scene involving whoever of Fou-Lu, Hiram, and Salathiel can make it, hopefully taking place on Wednesday from noon to 3:30 PM EST. (Or 5PM to 8:30PM GMT.)

If we don't all make it, ze GM has alternative options as long as at least two of us show up. (Ze GM has also requested that someone poke her on Tuesday to remind her to get online on Wednesday.) If we run out of time, we can schedule a follow-up sometime.


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Well! [09 Aug 2006|12:40pm]

So, Fou-Lu wants to...

* Talk to Liriel
* Investigate Salathiel
* Kill certain demons in the Marches

Anything else?

Hiram wants to...

* Go down to talk to Sal?

Anything else?

Liriel wants to...?

Leo wants to...?

Anyone else?
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Hmph. [22 Jun 2006|10:33am]

I'm not sure where to put this in the timeline, at the moment, but when one gets an urge to write, one gets an urge to write.

Possibly Sallish/Ezbonish spoilers, but it's all Urichislon's viewpoint, so hey.

Interlude: Research SubjectsCollapse )
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Polling the comm-users! [19 Jun 2006|09:18pm]

[ mood | bored ]

...well, okay, first, obligatory wikifairying.

* The Index Page is your friend. Among other things, it's got a list of scenes and subplots and whatnot that need to be played out at some point, and could easily be modified to include scenes that people just plain want to play out.

* The Recently Updated page is also your friend. archangelbeth just did some updating today, and you can see the new pages here and here; the other most-recent pages are from me doing linkage stuff. (Note for general reference: if a page says it was last edited by me, that's probably because I just did minor editing, unless it's a brand-new page.)

* The cityofcandles profile and the wiki scorecard? Also your friends, because they provide nice convenient fast links to PC and major NPC/ex-PC profiles, and there are still people who don't have a wikipage or don't have an updated one. If you don't have a Schtuff account, it takes about five seconds to set up; you need to give archangelbeth your username, and then you'll have access to edit wiki pages. We will be very happy if you edit wiki pages, even if you only edit your own character's/characters'. [nods]

* And on the subject of editing, the About This Space page is your friend if you want to be really helpful and build a new page or two!

Second! We've had this comm for three years as of July 15th, and in those three years, I've only minorly tweaked the default icon and I've never tweaked the comm layout. On the one hand, this probably says good things about the current layout's useability and so on; on the other hand, three years is a pretty long time to keep staring at the same colorscheme. So would anyone object if I wanted to fiddle with the layout, and/or would anyone like to register a strong preference if I do fiddle? (I.e., "Please make it darker," "please make it brighter," "please don't change the layout even if you change the colors," "please keep the colors even if you change the layout," etc.) I won't do it for at least a couple days, to give people a chance to comment, and I won't do it at all if most people veto, but I like playing with 'em, so. [laughs]

(Also, if anyone has particular ideas about different default icons, I'm all ears. [grins])

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From Liriel's fan club with love... [01 Jun 2006|01:57pm]

Submitted to The Free Voice, signed with the pseudonym "Burning Sword".

"Will you be gentle with me?" Liriel whispered as her orbs gazed lovingly into the Malakite's steely eyes. "Virtue is strong, but never gentle," he huskily responded and took her into his arms. Liriel sighed as she finally could feel the love and security she had craved, and that she never could get as a demon. Hers was a lonely life, always without love and trust. Her wings shivered as she could feel the strength of his Virtue and a single tear fell from her eye.

The Malakite held her in his muscular arms. "Will you do the honorable thing, Liriel," he asked, and stared deeply into the soul of the demon, looking for the trace of Virtue lodged deep inside her. "Will you let me lead the way and give yourself to the Light?"

Liriel gasped for breath. "I want to, but perhaps I'm to weak! What if I'm not honorable enough!" She clung to his arms, hoping for support from the sturdy Virtue, his chains chiming softly as he held her to his chest.

"You have the seed of Virtue inside you," he calmly explained. "And I will go with you, if you wish." A hint of question trailed the last sentence. Would the demon trust him enough to let her be filled up with God's Light? Would she let the years of torment in Hell be swept away and finally see that she belonged with him?

"Yes!" she gasped, after a moments hesitation. "Yes, take me with you! But hold me tight, and do not let go!" Her eyes begged the proud Virtue for reassurance, which she got of course.

"I will never let you go, Liriel," he softly said and let his wings embrace them both. She shuddered as the Commander's feathered wings slid over her body, shielding them both from outside viewers as a blinding light from above engulfed them and lifted them both into the Light.

The End.
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Duets... [31 May 2006|03:09pm]

I have been informed that Andre and Nybbas need to do this one:

Now, the question is... do they really think I won't see about contriving a way to do something along those lines?
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