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  2. I am working on some real life projects and issues for the time being. I am distracted from the site and cant seem to put the 'gaming' hat on right now. Standby for replies from me on the Chapters and more future updates.
  3. Joe responds, "Oh, it wasn't just his stupidity at work here. I think there is an easy way out. Probably to the World Serpent Inn. At a guess at one time there was a big EXIT sign or something similar." "So if we knew how to leave, we could just do it. Maybe we snap our heels together three times and say 'There's no place like home.'" Joe does exactly that then he continues, "But that information has been restricted. I don't think this place was supposed to be made into a death trap, I think the guy doing the restricting just zapped all the info on Library's internal workings and that was part of it." "And this is the stupid part, he figured since he knew how to get out it was just obvious." "Without knowing how to do that and having no way to look it up, we have to do it the hard way. We gum up the inner workings of this place and get it to summon maintenance. They'll come and let us out, and maybe even put a sign back over the exit so the next guy wearing a red shirt who comes in here can just leave on his own." "I'm going to halt time on an entire set of book shelves. Then I'll move to the next row and do the same thing, then again, etc. That will halt updates and it should start alarms blaring somewhere." Unless someone raises serious objections Joe walks down an aisle touching row after row and using Temporal Manip to halt time. {Pay extra juice to bribe the Ban if it's active here).
  4. Allison gives Chronos a dark look. "Just because he isn't a supergenius isn't any reason to say he was stupid. There's only a few people from any time who could work this place out." She shakes her head. "But yes...I think I've seen what I need to see, for now at least. How do we get out?"
  5. Joe waits till the voices fade and then comments, "He died of stupidity. He couldn't figure out how to get out before he died of thirst. He even wore a red shirt to make sure." Joe briefly does a scan of the body to see if there's anything interesting, if there is he'll pause and either examine it or take it. Then he says to everyone else, "I think I'm done. Is everyone ready to leave?"
  6. Joe says, (To the voices) "Thanks for the warning." (To Allison) "They, and you, are probably right. It's a one way gate." Joe examines the body to see if he can determine how he died; Starvation? System shock? Causes undetermined?
  7. Originally Posted By: Dr. ChronosJoe says back, "Sure, I'm Joe. We're inside Nomikos' Library (Joe gives the current date). I'm pretty sure there's a temporal inversion going on. What year and location are you from?" (Joe waits for the answer) A short length of silence passes before the wizened man replies; "I am not familiar with that calendar date but were from Dusmin. Its a port town on the isle of Furmony. Scholars call our world Min but thats debatable. Our calendar tells us were in the 310th year, season of Winsebb. I think that's all moot though." Originally Posted By: Dr. Chronos "Well, you should know there's someone here who matches that description, but he's been dead for a while here. That might not mean anything though. He might make it back to you before dying here. Can I do anything for you or him? What was his name?" The woman breaks up into near hysterics. The wizened man tries to calm her a few moments until it sounds as if she is running away in the distance. "That is what I had feared. The gate on this side is said to be one way and we warned Newton." Another short pause. "Well thank you Joe. You should know that it is said you cannot exit from there the same way you entered without ending up as Newton. PLease be wary. Good luck and good by."
  8. Allison shakes her head as she examines the foggy boundary zone. "I think it would be incredibly dangerous to try," she says. "I'm not sure how this works, but it looks to me like it's meant to separate the Library, not act as a portal. Time travel can be risky even if you're using a device that's specifically meant to ease the passage. Walking across a temporal rift without any protection...you could wind up a smear of atoms, all shifted into different times, or be torn apart by shearing effects...or just get trapped in the rift between times forever." She looks over at the bodies. "Even so, these guys must have gotten here somehow. Maybe there's a stable way through."
  9. Joe says back, "Sure, I'm Joe. We're inside Nomikos' Library (Joe gives the current date). I'm pretty sure there's a temporal inversion going on. What year and location are you from?" (Joe waits for the answer) "Well, you should know there's someone here who matches that description, but he's been dead for a while here. That might not mean anything though. He might make it back to you before dying here. Can I do anything for you or him? What was his name?"
  10. Quote:He is dressed in some dark brown leather breeches and a red linen shirt.And once again the POWER of the red shirt comes through.
  11. "Oh no, he's not in there I just know it. If only I would ha..." "Shhh.. dont fret about it. The nature of these things is very fickle Marna. Let me take over here." The voices of a worried women and a wizened older man debate a moment then the man replies again, in a louder voice. "He is dressed in some dark brown leather breeches and a red linen shirt. He ought to be rather noticeable as he is a rather tall man, standing over 18 hands. I am afraid though that were not asking the right people, can I ask you when and where you are from?" The man he describes is one of the bodies seen earlier, dead for over 4 years. One of you would recall it. Chronos is not certain but might note that he is sensing a ripple in the time continuum as if the voices are from history. The exact amount of years is unknown. Throwing a piece of rubbish makes it fade away into the mists in the distance but the sound of its impact is lost. (note that this is happening just before Chronos tries to 'disturb' the Library and gain Nomikos' attention.)
  12. Joe says, (To the voices) "Describe Newton. Who or what am I looking for?" (To Allison) "Do you think we could walk out that way? Would that leave us back in time as well?" Joe looks around on the floor to see if he can find something to throw towards the voices (something off one of the bodies would do). If he finds something he will throw it.
  13. Allison walks up behind Joe and peers into the mists. "That's strange...I wouldn't have thought communication was possible between the Library and its old location..."
  14. From outside the sounds of the calling stop. Mega perception would allow the sound of astonished gasps of unbelief. The sounds of calling are coming from within the fog to one side of the library. As one ventures down a certain row, Smite has measured out about 250 yards to the end, the fog seems to dissolve the rows of books. The Library seems to be in the middle of a cloud that even mega perception cannot peer through, with its rows of books running outwards like the spokes on a wheel until they dissolve into the mists. "No, We are outside, in the fields near the town of Dusmin. IS Newton with you or do you know of him?" The voice returns this time certainly a female. Concern for a loved one is written on her tone.
  15. Originally Posted By: NarratorJoe is deep in thought absorbing the books, as is Allison at the time that the breeze picks up and some new voices can be heard. Off in the distance comes the sounds of over a dozen voices calling for a Newton. "Newton. Newton! Can you hear us? Are you allright?" Comes a voice from afar. Then a lower voice; "He cannot possibly be alive anymore Rina, its been nearly 11 years for us." The conversation continues and the various muttering and speech becomes undiscernable.Joe yells back, "Hello the seakers of Newton. Are you lost in here?"
  16. OK...we need to implement the way out of the Library. Any follow up on the voices you all heard on my last post? Chronos has certainly found a way to gather attention and 'eventually' get Nomikos to get here. Getting him to let you out might not go as you planned however but it will be interesting.
  17. Allison has some info, but it needs to wait until we get back and she runs a (hopefully) quick errand. As of this moment, I think she's done here.
  18. I think Doc is done other than figuring a way out of here. Does anyone see anything else that needs to be done?
  19. Originally Posted By: Dr. Chronos Joe checks up on Alison and the others to see if everyone is done and ready to move on. (OOC: Find Weakness Roll on Disrupting the Library's operation. The plan he's considering is just running around halting time for important chunks of things.) It will be a matter of time, frankly, until Joe and Allison are able to descramble a way out. I wanted to make sure all were set and ready and had looked at what they wanted to before we moved on.
  20. Joe gives a long sigh and says, "I could stay here for years. They actually have something new about the orbs. But there's definitely an upper bound on how useful this is going to be. Content filter is with us." Joe checks up on Alison and the others to see if everyone is done and ready to move on. (OOC: Find Weakness Roll on Disrupting the Library's operation. The plan he's considering is just running around halting time for important chunks of things.)
  21. There are some books obviously missing, once Joe reveals the pattern in which the library is set up. The books mentioned in Brocs history, the ones on TrueNames, are no longer present. Their not in the right spot anyhow and their not revealing themselves at this time. What is foind on the orbs is quite a bit of detail not nothing really new compaed to what Joe knows. The only thing of note is a unsupported rumor that the Incarnates, once seperated from their blades, are said to imbbue their wielders with a sum of powers of quite a few Iruar. Antlio theorizes that one Incarnate is a peer in power to Ba'laan but using them in concert could lead to new masters of this reality. Joe is deep in thought absorbing the books, as is Allison at the time that the breeze picks up and some new voices can be heard. Off in the distance comes the sounds of over a dozen voices calling for a Newton. "Newton. Newton! Can you hear us? Are you allright?" Comes a voice from afar. Then a lower voice; "He cannot possibly be alive anymore Rina, its been nearly 11 years for us." The conversation continues and the various muttering and speech becomes undiscernable. Smite however is able to find what might be determined as an 'end' to the Library. The mists similar to the edges of the World Serpent Inn is thich here and the voices seem to come from beyond the mists. In that same area, through the mists, can be barely seen the dark outline of the stonehenge-like crop of rocks that surrounded the Library.
  22. Although Doc never grumbles, Joe does so at the lack of results. He says, "I perceive a content filter at work here. Wait, assume that's correct..." Lost in thought Joe continues to research, next he tries looking up how the library filters things and where that information goes, then he tries to look up what Broc was, i.e. how to use Truenames. That thought leads to the idea of researching the orbs (Joe is an old hand at this one so he could quickly decide how fruitful this is likely to be), and then 'how to contact Nomikos without trying to destroy the library'.
  23. Joe finds the same lack of information on the "Iruar Lords" and "Ba'alt." It is as if Antlio deliberately left this information out. The information simply states that Ba'alt is where all life and all existences formed and it is run by 'uncaring' and unconcerned entities. The information on the Ban agrees with the theory that it is now integrated into the very fabric of space/time and is considered a law akin to gravity. Lack of information on how to access the gate is probably frustrating and might make it easier to disrupt some things.
  24. "Joe" finds some books, looks them over, and then starts reading out loud, "First up, the Library itself..." Quote:A man named Antlio Nomikos used to run this Library when it was a simple library on the isle of Matan in the Krythan Continent on the planet of Kulthea. Kulthea was home to a new society, int he history of time, and was not much more advanced than ancient Greece. Antlio was fond of puzzles and pictographs and was known for creating many impossible to solve riddles and for creating reasonings about the unreasonable. Nothing was too taboo or sacred for him to delve into and this got him into trouble time and again with magistrates and various politicians. He never widely published many of his embarrassing findings but instead hid them away for any to see in his library. The books however were placed unlike any other library and only Antlio could guide one to their goal. He often took delight at visitors trying to figure out the placement pattern as they searched for days for a book that Antlio promised was there.Then as Antlio aged and was in his early 90’s, a pair of strangers came to him and offered him, with no small discussions, the protected place where the Library now exists. He was promised eternal life and time to do all the research he ever wanted to if he would only help operate the trans dimensional library. He agreed. He was then asked to make a system in which visitors could locate books themselves for when he was not around. As was typical, he devised a puzzle like system... Joe comments, "Not a hard system to break but also not very user friendly. Let me guess, someone who was powerful but dumb objected?"Quote:This system worked for a countless many years until 61 real years ago, a Nautyan (a large human-like alien species native to the galaxy where Rathiens live) named Broc Cuthalion happened upon the Library. Broc was not one of particularly strong reasoning abilities but wanted to find information on how to use Truenames. When he was unable to decipher the codes to locate the books, he used the magic of the Library against it. As books are left out or finished being used, they magically teleport themselves back to where they came from. If Nomikos was there, he placed them back on the shelves himself. Broc reasoned correctly that if there was a tragic mess of the library, the keeper would show up and begun knocking over shelves, placing entire shelves in the wrong places and even burned a few books. Nomikos showed up and warned Broc to stop and said that he had to leave but Broc was not ready, as his questions were not answered. To make a long story short, Broc was never answered and ended up damaging both the entrance and exits for the Library. Broc had used anti-matter weapons and tachyonic disruption weapons and in doing so, damaged the very fabric of the multi-dimensional location of the Library. This tear in the fabric also allowed a certain man named Ba’laan to enter this reality when that same accident made a passage between Ba’alt and our Prime.It is said that the only way to exit the Library is to wait to be escorted out by Antlio himself, since the exits were damaged by Broc. Antlio however has sought to remove the knowledge of the Library from the passages so as to prevent any from getting accidentally trapped there. Antlio has not been seen in the Library in many years and there is no book on his doings. There is information on people trying to gain access to the Library and anchor it in real-time/space from where is once was on the island of Matan. It is reported that there is a grassy hill that the circle of stones that used to surround the large stone building of the library. ON this grassy hill on Matan, certain periods of the year reveal ghostly images and reflection into the Library of Nomikos. Many have tried to enter and few have made it never to be heard from again. Joe pauses and comments,"So we may need to cause a disruption in the library’s order of things to get Nomikos to show up. Let's how up to date we are, this next one is about Cin." Quote:Cin:Born Lucinda Tyra McGuffy in the year 2038 to Don Thomas McGuffy and Lisa Antoinette Williams. Single child. Parent both killed in train accident. Lucinda was raised by various family members from the age of 4 to 16. When Lucinda was 17, her travels led her to come in contact with Asche Lonn, who was checking her to verify her positive “bloodline” status. Asche saw something in her and saw to it to make sure she was to erupt in a few years and even sub-programmed that she develop certain abilities (q-bolt, unaging, and verility.) Lucinda erupted at 23 when she was in a fight with some gangers and was never the same again. The 5 gang members were beaten to death without mercy and Lucinda found that she liked to have the upper hand and became what some would call and Elite, but was more or less freelance. Killing became more and more easy as her powers grew and because of Asche’s tampering, she also developed the capacity to channel her taint more efficiently and founded the philosophy called Divergence. Her weakness although she is a cold blooded killing machine, is her friends. She hold what relationships she has as dear.She also almost never gives her all in a combat and likes to gauge her opponents before she beats them. She always tries to dodge and never uses her q-bolt until she is sure that is the only way she can hurt something. She loses much of her combat defensive ability if she is not mobile. Her ‘records’ indicate that after the battle at StarHaven, she and her team were intercepted by Asche and placed in a stasis where they presently remain. She no longer has possession of the Incarnate of Fury and there is no record of where it went other than it was lost during the battle in the arena. Joe comments again, "So she's on ice, good for us. Now for Big and Bad." Quote:Ba’laanLittle details here. Antlion places a note stating that he not to divulge too much information in print for enemies were many and friends were few. All that is noted is that Ba’laan is an Iruar Lord and comes from Ba’alt. He is the only Iruar ever to leave Ba’alt. The only reported gate to Ba’aalt is here, in the Library but has been reported to have its location mapped out by Mitchifer, the Keeper of the World Serpent Inn. Joe says,"Not much... but that gate to his homeworld being here is interesting. Maybe there's some details is associated subjects which got through." Joe attempts to research "Iruar Lords", "Ba’alt", and the gate to the same, i.e. how to access it. He also attempts to research various parts of the Ban and it's enforcement to see if there is anything new there.
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