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janeshephard

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Second HRPT ever?
« on: July 15, 2013, 10:04:54 PM »
There's no Ask the Players forum anymore... is this the second HRPT we've ever had on arm? I think I joined a few days after the last one.
And there was some dwarf smoking spice, and I thought that was so scandalous because I'd only been playing in 'nak.


LauraMars

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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 10:07:03 PM »
No, there have been many HRPTs.
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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 10:17:35 PM »
HRPT thread? HRPT thread.

Someone detail what has happened in previous HRPTs?  ???
(assuming its basically zalanthian history)
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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013, 10:24:15 PM »
This was an HRPT:

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1596 (Year 56 Age 21)

    An earthquake strikes the whole Known, being felt everywhere and by everyone. Then, a large shape crosses the sky and seems to settle over Suk-Krath, bringing complete darkness to the world. In the darkness, moisture falls from the air, and for a brief time, rain comes to the Known.

    As the darkness stretches on over days and into a week, the streets of the cities become dangerous. In Allanak, rioters set fire to buildings and lynch gemmed; in Tuluk, crime runs rampant. Nobles and templars for the most part remain huddled in safety.

    At the end of a full week of darkness, the shadow lifts from Suk-Krath to take its own place in the sky as a black moon which reflects no light. Shortly, a series of further crises strikes both cities. In Tuluk, repeated waves of murky water crash in from west of the Scaien Gates, leveling Red Sun Commons, destroying many buildings, leaving thousands dead, and flooding UnderTuluk. While in Allanak, the city comes under attack from fire elementals as a volcano rises in the southwest, obliterating the critical farming villages of Menos and Taki and destroying the nearby camp of the Al'Seik tribe. In and around Luir's, creatures of stone cause death and destruction while fierce, tearing winds kick up.

    In the aftermath, Allanak suffers massive, devastating starvation; Tuluk struggles to rebuild, while UnderTuluk and its people are no more. The halflings seem to be gone from the Grey Forest, and kryl and things previously unknown move in to take their place in the vastly changed landscape. The Al'Seik are nearly completely lost and must take up residence in the tents of the Arabet. And it is rumored that even in the alleys of the Labyrinth, changes were seen after the dark.

So was this, IIRC:

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1579 (Year 39 Age 21)

    An army of gith holds Allanak in an extended period of loose seige, using the citystate's extensive sewer system to infiltrate the city from beneath the ground. An organized defense effort consisting of the Arm of the Dragon, the T'zai Byn, and the Great Merchant Houses beats back the majority of gith forces within the city. A large portion of the gith threat claims the Borsail estate, however, despite House Tor's concentrated defense of the noble's quarter. The farming villages, responsible for much of the city's grain production, are attacked at roughly the same time, though the gith hoarde is defeated with a counterattack, led by Lord Templar Samos Rennik. The besieged Borsail estate, declared to be treacherous, is sunk into a pit of lava shortly thereafter by the Black Robe Tarith Kasix, effectively ending the gith threat.

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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013, 10:37:54 PM »
There's been what, 5 or 6?
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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013, 10:45:17 PM »
I'm pretty sure the seige/fall of Tuluk was an HRPT, right? Also the mantis invasion of Luir's and the retaking. The Copper War was an HRPT as well.
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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2013, 01:11:41 AM »
I'm pretty sure the seige/fall of Tuluk was an HRPT, right? Also the mantis invasion of Luir's and the retaking. The Copper War was an HRPT as well.

Yea, the fall of Tuluk and the retaking was too, right? Because the Rebels gathered and planned. I recall stories about this/ that.
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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2013, 01:43:41 AM »
I'm pretty sure the seige/fall of Tuluk was an HRPT, right? Also the mantis invasion of Luir's and the retaking. The Copper War was an HRPT as well.

I was at 2 of those.

The Fall of Luir's: It was about my first Bynner (when I had played before, there was AFAIK, no Byn) and I was like "Luir's wtf? Where am I?" And there was some dwarf smoking spice, and I thought that was so scandalous because I'd only been playing in 'nak.

I remember one of the troopers got thrown about three rooms by a [redac]illot. (Sorry, JdM)
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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2013, 01:53:26 AM »
The Gith invasion of Allanak, that was a pretty big event. I'm not sure if its labeled HRPT.

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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2013, 02:49:02 AM »
I remember one of the troopers got thrown about three rooms by a [redac]illot. (Sorry, JdM)

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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2013, 03:33:34 AM »
US Sunday. Hooray for work :(

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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2013, 03:37:36 AM »
US Sunday. Hooray for work :(

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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2013, 03:52:27 AM »
US Sunday. Hooray for work :(

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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2013, 03:54:20 AM »
Do what dedicated off-peak Arm players do...Move to a peak time-zone location.
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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2013, 08:37:06 AM »
History of HRPTs posted on Staff Announcements

November 2, 2003
May 2, 2004
June 26, 2006
December 6, 2009
July 28 2013

There may have been a couple others in there.  I'd assume the 2003 and 2004 ones are (respectively) the Occupation and Liberation, but I can't be positive without more research.  2006 would've been the Copper War.  The Githpocalypse was not an HRPT.  2009 was the debut of the black moon, and 2013 is, well, now.

For those of you lamenting that you won't be there, I'm sorry.  Hopefully you will be around afterwards, then:

We also expect that after the HRPT there will continued 'escalated' roleplay opportunities.  I'm sure that all players, across all timezones, will in some way feel an impact and benefit from the HRPT, whether they are able to attend this one event, or not.
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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2013, 09:49:41 AM »
There were others before we switched to the last board too. The old old board
Varak:You tell the mangy, pointy-eared gortok, in sirihish: "What, girl? You say the sorceror-king has fallen down the well?"
Ghardoan:A pitiful voice rises from the well below, "I've fallen and I can't get up..."

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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2013, 10:52:11 AM »
And there was some dwarf smoking spice, and I thought that was so scandalous because I'd only been playing in 'nak.


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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2013, 11:18:45 AM »
I wasn't playing at the time, but I would assume the destruction of Old Tuluk (and the other worldwide events) was on the HRPT-level too.

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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2013, 11:19:07 AM »
What about the seige of Allanak and Thrain Ironsword?
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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2013, 11:23:42 AM »
History of HRPTs posted on Staff Announcements

November 2, 2003
May 2, 2004
June 26, 2006
December 6, 2009
July 28 2013

There may have been a couple others in there.  I'd assume the 2003 and 2004 ones are (respectively) the Occupation and Liberation, but I can't be positive without more research.  2006 would've been the Copper War.  The Githpocalypse was not an HRPT.  2009 was the debut of the black moon, and 2013 is, well, now.


I think the 2003 one was the Liberation, and the 2004 one was the retaking of Luirs.  I started playing sometime in 2004 and Luirs had just been declared a bug free zone, IIRC.

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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2013, 11:25:38 AM »
History of HRPTs posted on Staff Announcements

November 2, 2003
May 2, 2004
June 26, 2006
December 6, 2009
July 28 2013

There may have been a couple others in there.  I'd assume the 2003 and 2004 ones are (respectively) the Occupation and Liberation, but I can't be positive without more research.  2006 would've been the Copper War.  The Githpocalypse was not an HRPT.  2009 was the debut of the black moon, and 2013 is, well, now.


I think the 2003 one was the Liberation, and the 2004 one was the retaking of Luirs.  I started playing sometime in 2004 and Luirs had just been declared a bug free zone, IIRC.
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Barzalene

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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2013, 11:25:59 AM »
Thought Tuluk was freed in 2002.
Varak:You tell the mangy, pointy-eared gortok, in sirihish: "What, girl? You say the sorceror-king has fallen down the well?"
Ghardoan:A pitiful voice rises from the well below, "I've fallen and I can't get up..."

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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2013, 11:26:18 AM »
The liberation of Tuluk was shortly before I began playing in 2001.

2003 was the mantis/sorcerer stuff IIRC.
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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2013, 11:34:52 AM »
The liberation of Tuluk was shortly before I began playing in 2001.

2003 was the mantis/sorcerer stuff IIRC.

I always liked playing in Tuluk when it WAS occupied. It had a very unique feeling to it. Like a small village that people actually spent a lot of time playing in.

You know how you always wanted to play that character that lived in a Allanaki farming village? Occupied Tuluk kind of felt how that would feel, if those villages had populations of PCs.
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Re: Second HRPT ever?
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2013, 11:50:50 AM »
You know how you always wanted to play that character that lived in a Allanaki farming village?

So true. So very true. Except I didn't want to play a farm-slave.

The unit of farming slaves sings, in sirihish:
"Look down, look down,
Don't look 'em in the eye.
Look down, look down,
You're here until you die."
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