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(349 replies, posted in Odyssey)

The man shouted out in pain and grabbed the knife in his chest with his one free hand. Right before Ronon jumped him, he had managed to pull it out. Lucky for him the wound wasn't that deep, although blood immediately started flowing from it.

Ronon landed hard on the bald man, tumbling him over, but not throwing him from the ramp. With his own knife in his one hand and Ronon's in the other, there was little the man could do besides using on of these weapons. He slashed with both arms. Ronon's knife flashed right in front of the roped man's face. Then one of his dreadlocks fell to the ground. That had been a very close call. However, the other knife had made actual contact: right across Ronon's lower left arm was a large slash. Since the knife was very sharp, he hadn't felt it right away, but now a burning sensation was surfacing. The blad man brought both knifes up again, preparing to stab both weapons in Ronon's abdomen.

Meanwhile, two other mercs were trying to climb into the cargo bay; the first had climbed up the ramp and was now helping the second one aboard.



-temp GM

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(176 replies, posted in Umbra)

I have thought about it, and I would be willing to step us as GM for this sim, because I think we have a very interesting sim going on here and it would be a shame to have it shut down. Having said that, I would need help getting installed, so I'd need background information on all of the characters (playable ones and NPC's) and all the information that there is about the current storyline.

I think the best moment for me to step in is when we have an account of all players, so I'm not planning on taking over now. I know this sim has fallen silent for quite some time, but if I'd step in right now, I wouldn't know where to begin with pushing the story forward and I'm sure the story would suffer from it.

But if all of you are okay with me stepping up as GM eventually and if anybody has any additional info to share with me in that capacity, I'd be very grateful.



-Mischa

3

(268 replies, posted in Atlantis)

Ryan watched the captain leave and then heaved a loud sigh. No doubt he were to come along on this shopping mission. After what Mark had just said, Ryan reminded himself to take his weapon with him. He wondered if they'd be taking Sophie to town and who'd drive it. With him becoming chief engineer, he was no longer the designated driver. He missed that, sometimes.



-Ryan Bow

4

(75 replies, posted in The Dreamcatchers)

Nico couldn't help but smile. "Maaike, good to see you!" He noticed the paper bag. "Already done some shopping, I see?" The girl looked very confident. Not at all like someone who'd been asked by the boss of the company that she worked and hardly knew to help him with a strange request. And in his vacation home for that matter. For a brief moment Nico wondered if that kind of behavior wasn't dangerous, but he suspected that Maaike could take care of herself. "Just show me where you parked", he told her.



-Nico Steenhuizen

5

(268 replies, posted in Atlantis)

As soon as the grav spinner started working again, Ryan could feel himself attach to the floor of the engine room. At the same time he could feel the contents of his stomach settling on the bottom of that organ again. It wasn't a very pleasant sensation, but the chief engineer did manage to keep it down. The nausea disappeared after a few seconds.

Ryan looked at Mark: "This is all I can give you with what I have. I have given you the list with parts we need, although you should update the components you want for the grav system, since you said you wanted to upgrade to ss capacitors. So, if we don't run into any more trouble, the ship should hold up nicely until we can land for repairs." He turned around to make sure all his tools were packed again, but then suddenly remembered something. "One other thing: remember that the grav system also won't compensate when we land: I have to shut it down manually when we reach the planet, otherwise we'll have the planet's gravity and the ship's artificial gravity added to one another." Ryan hadn't liked zero gravity, but he was pretty sure he'd like 1.5 G even less.



-Ryan Bow

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(18 replies, posted in [New] Jewel of Hera)

Bruno certainly would have liked to hear more about that and for a moment wondered about a career change, but then he heard the phone. He gave a loud sigh and rolled his eyes, mostly for the show. "Please excuse me", he said and then made his way back to his place behind the bar, where he took the call. "Sapphire Bar, this is Bruno Kaiser speaking."



-Bruno

7

(122 replies, posted in The Longest Journey)

Whether it was good luck or bad luck, depended on who you would ask. Fact of the matter was that the back end of the spear had somehow found the guard's right eye and had made a mess of it. The guard screamed in agony as he tried to keep in the goo that had been his eye. He didn't appear to be mortally wounded, but he probably wouldn't be putting up a fight anymore.

The group was making a lot of noise and it probably only would be a matter of time before more Azadi would come.



-GM

8

(291 replies, posted in Odyssey)

I'm back from LOA. I've noticed that there's still no word from Jason, so let's just continue where we left it before my LOA.



-Mischa

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(349 replies, posted in Odyssey)

What was an advantage first, now could soon provide a problem to Ronon: the merc had freedom of movement, whereas Ronon was still connected to the rope, limiting his movements. As the merc got up from the floor, wiping the blood from his burst lip, he seemed to notice this. The bald men made a few fake charges at Ronon, judging the length of the rope and making sure he never got close enough to get hit again. Although he had the advantage in movement freedom, he couldn't reach for his weapon. Just like Ronon's, that had fallen from the ship. That however didn't stop him from pulling out a knife. He smiled and then slowly advanced on Ronon, still aware of the length of the rope the large man was tied to. "I'm gonna gut you good!" he shouted.



-temp GM

10

(1,056 replies, posted in General Chat)

I'm back from LOA and will start to catch up on everything.



-Mischa

11

(59 replies, posted in The Dreamcatchers)

I will be going on vacation, so I'm going on LOA for about a day or ten. See you soon!



-Mischa

12

(103 replies, posted in The Longest Journey)

I will be going on LOA for about ten days or so: vacation. See you all when I get back!



-Mischa

13

(122 replies, posted in The Longest Journey)

ksabers wrote:

Cameron crouched down to avoid being hit by Karen, then she tried to prevent the second guard to retrieve his weapon, grabbing the spear pole with all her strength.


~Cameron

That was clearly a move the guard hadn't expected: Suddenly Cameron found herself holding the spear all by herself. Yes, it was turned the wrong way around, but the guard, surprised by Cameron's sudden action, was no longer holding it.



-GM

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(122 replies, posted in The Longest Journey)

BlueTressym wrote:

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww70/Kitten_blueeyes/Thumbnails/Ciara_thb.jpg

Ciara held on to Ardjen's arm for a moment to steady herself before cautiously standing.  Ok, so far so good.  She drew in a deep breath.  "I think so," she replied slowly, "but I'm pretty sure I'm concussed.  Is there anyone around here who could have a look at my head?  There was blood, and that's never a good sign." 

Was it selfish to worry about herself, rather than the people dying back there?  Maybe, but right now she was of no use to anyone. She hoped it was nothing some painkillers, a dressing, and a nap somewhere warm wouldn't fix.  She shivered; standing around in wet clothes was never a good idea. 

"Who the heck are those nutcases anyway?"
she added. 

~Ciara~

Ardjen looked at her, startled. Only now did he indeed notice a bit of blood on her head. He turned his head left and right and the look on his face already told Ciara what he said a few seconds later: "I have no idea where we are!" He noticed her shivering and tried to steel himself: "Is there anything I can do?"



-GM

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(291 replies, posted in Odyssey)

I will be going on vacation for about ten days. I know that's long when things are really heated up; I'll mail Jason again telling him of my LOA and asking him if he'll be able to take over as GM soon again. See you all soon!



-Mischa

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(349 replies, posted in Odyssey)

Things were crazy outside: everybody was either running or shooting. At first the group of mercs making for the Odyssey hadn't seemed that large, but it appeared that more and more had thought it a good idea. The smoke was protecting August and Ayla from getting spotted immediately, but it also prevented them from seeing the mercs. As August ran towards his ship, he suddenly found that he was running next to a person he'd never seen. The man looked at him in surprise and then understanding crept onto his face, but August was just a tad quicker and managed to give the man a simple push. No need in fancy tactics when his goal was simply to reach the cargo bay first.

Ayla wasn't so lucky: she soon found herself surrounded. Both to her left and to her right a merc showed up and these two women seemed set on taking her down. They weren't carrying their weapons in their hands - perhaps they'd figured that they'd run more quickly with their hands empty - but that didn't mean they weren't armed: the merc to Ayla's left grabbed the young woman's hair and started pulling, while the one to her right was closing in and would be near enough to take her down only a few seconds from now.

Ronon's luck was turning it seemed: whoever had been shooting at him had stopped to do so. But was it a trap to get the muscled man to show his face? Or was this really an opportunity for Ronon to make for the ship?

Shadai was still unnoticed it seemed. She was also dangerously close to getting left behind if she didn't start running for the ship herself.

Due to all the smoke it was impossible for the Odyssey crew to see if there were mercs running in front of them who would make it to the ship before they did. Olaf had the same problem, although he could of course make out a bit more with the ship's heat sensors. Those sensors didn't tell him however if the heat signature he spotted was friend or foe. And then there were the approaching ships. Things would be tight. Real tight.



-temp GM

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(349 replies, posted in Odyssey)

Jason Wypij wrote:

http://i51.tinypic.com/245h894.jpg

After checking either side for a light switch Angel would proceed slowly forward until he could get a judge of what exactly kind of room he was in long and straight or narrow or whatever it might be.

Angel

It wasn't long before his probing hands felt something. It wasn't a wall; it felt like crates. As Angel wandered the room further, he found more crates, most of them neatly stacked but every now and then there was one that seemed set on getting him to fall over. Angel got the impression that he was in a large warehouse filled with crates. What was in them? He couldn't say.



-temp GM

18

(176 replies, posted in Umbra)

I'm going on LOA; I'll be back in about ten days or so.



-Mischa

19

(268 replies, posted in Atlantis)

Ryan gave an apologetic smile. He knew the burnt out parts weren't his fault and he knew that Mark didn't blame him but still he felt a bit guilty. "Sure", he said. I need to do some welding, but without gravity the cables and lines won't stay in place. Could you give me a hand? We're very close to having some gravity again."



OOC: I'll be going on LOA for little over a week. James, feel free to let Ryan make the repairs.



Mischa tpo Ryan

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(1,056 replies, posted in General Chat)

I will be going on LOA for little over a week: I'm going to see what all the fuss is about in Paris and before that I'll go check out that Disney place near there. See you all soon!



-Mischa

This is the official thread for people who are interested in designing a new image for Phoenix. This includes:

  • A header for this site

  • A logo for on this site and possibly other media

  • A banner for when we want to advertise this page on other sides

  • Exchange / affiliate buttons

The exact sizes are still under debate, but the header should be very horizontal, comparable in size to our current one. Details about the exact sizes will be issued later on; this thread is for those who are interested in joining the contest to inform us of their participation and to ask questions about the contest.



-Mischa

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(18 replies, posted in [New] Jewel of Hera)

An eery smile crept on Bruno's face as he remembered the incident with the CEO. Of course no one had dared to laugh at the time, but he was sure he wasn't the only one who found it funny.

"Wow! Your employer payed for it? Awesome! I've heard of Maczarek Security but I didn't know they actually payed for their employers' honeymoons!"



-Bruno

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(122 replies, posted in The Longest Journey)

Ardjen didn't say anything, but he seemed startled by Ciara's remark. As if he only just realized that he was carrying her. Still out of breath, he gently let her go, allowing the girl to stand on her own feet. "You okay?" he panted.



-GM

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(349 replies, posted in Odyssey)

OOC: We'll see. >:D



-Mischa

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(268 replies, posted in Atlantis)

The chief engineer quickly read the message and knew that he was in for some long working days. Work was progressing slowly, but without any further trouble.

OOC: I'll wait for a bit with the repairs, since those will take time. I'll just let a bit more time pass on the ship before Ryan will have any success in restoring partial gravity.



-Mischa tpo Ryan