A blast from the way past



  • Sorry- the other thread reminded me a I ran across my screens the other day and think there are some that I've never posted. So nostalgia (some of these shots remind me the good ole days were pretty wack). These are all v2- I think my v3 folder is backed up on a cd or something; I'll look for it.

    My life went as a Fezznick retainer. Dead and Fallen Arc the tiefling is my house armor.
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    Arena fights every day and I mean every day. We spent like half our time sitting in the market and the other half in the slums arena.
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    No one could customize their armor in v2 so retainers showed off a lot (The 1st or maybe 2nd version of House Deschuur, House Thond, House Fezznick and the Knights of the Merciful Sword armors:
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    As a good retainer I only allowed Lord Fezznick to be murdered like all the time. If you were a cleric of Bale or Trom and had your air and magic domains correctly selected you could cast improved invisibility and summon skeletal knights with +2 greatswords to murder NPCs for phat XP.
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    The execution of one of CoA's most confusing heroes. He was a good guy I think. He got executed and kicked out of the city a lot it seemed.
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    Some important people here: Alysia DeSur who was a PC turned NPC for Deschuur, Dale - the most corrupt militiaman ever, Merim a basass caster, Elrath the elf, Althea who was head of the KoTMS, Xalander retainer for house Thond and brother Xal Soulseeker a Mystran monk of the maximum power.
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    Zazim the Red Wizard's "Chicken Cloak" that allowed him to teleport back to the enclave. Zazim was played by.. Moloch maybe? This was a long time ago folks.
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    The elf isn't really important ( is a PC who I tried to start to move the original Arabel Enquirer from a purely OOC thing that was posted on the website into game) but EntropyMU was a DM and that's why I took this shot.
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    There are some know characters in this shot but I can't come up with their names.
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    Awaiting a visit from Lhal after saving the city (well at least the Lhal's castle, not the commoners or stores) from day 9 of drows attacking the city. The famous Jesse Carter and Althea KoTMS head and others.
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    This is great: 2000gp for answering a line of dialog using a CHA check quest- I forget the name. Cash cow for every sorcerer in v2. So Merim decides to fight it out so we can have some fun. Then I hit him with knockdown by accident and also deliver the killing blow. Perigo Tief, head of the Shadowless thieves guild and evil or at least a nare do well traveling with me as was common in those days, because Fezznick retainers should also subcontract as muscle for the thieves guild.
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    This is a funny line out of context, I think. Is that Xaxam? Another sorcerer who was around for awhile.
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    Zedu the monk and Tink Edgewise, brother to Talia Edgewise.
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    Jesee and other again inside the original militia headquarters
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    This looks like a gank squad v2 style. Literally everyone vs the one guy who pissed someone off. Rayna twins helping as usual. Xania was a cool char. Some others in there of note. Tag yourself.
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    When the KoTMS ran the death duels in the Tired Traveler basement.
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    Party at Thond Mansion in NE Arabel. Conan, Taliya, X and others:
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    Really not that surprising to fine me in the fugue... but the player list includes Illiandrin Starym who was the first mage to hit 20th level I think I the original mage's guild tower was named for and her personal home as a PC and NPC both (and her right hand Wold Erine)
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    The Kests attacking a bear in East Arabel market because people dragged monsters through the gates, summoned monsters and there were massive faction bugs going off all the time. The best was when someone would cast a spell around NPC illiandrin Starym who's first spell in every fight is TIMESTOP which was server wide and never ends if cast by a NPC in CoA.
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    Some of you may remember Krystyn (and others at that table)
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    Taliya, Ryr, Conan and name blanking on the Thond thief
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    Motoko and others
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    So in the DM console they mapped the "teleport all players to me" function to the spacebar. So once a day some newb DM hadn't remapped his controls and would summon all players to a location... usually the Hullack Forest which at the time was 8 maps filled with Half Orc Bandits (+24AB, 4 attacks or something bad) but this was a good day and we all got a free trip to the Tired Traveler- the #1 Arabel hotel, although in those days we hung out in the rain outside it in the market for some reason. Macrage, Lokarn who became a NPC and the owner of the forge, Shea, Thea Ders, Taliya, Merin Aladriel, Conan and many many more.
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    Thank you for allowing me to indulge in this trip down memory lane. The good ole days were good but there was a lot of wackiness as well. I'm thoroughly enjoying our current server.



  • Zazim was Moloch, yes. Also good to know that the "Jump All" DM noob mistake wasn't just a v3/4 occurrence. It happens every version! Just need to hear about v5's...and inevitably when a new DM does it in v6...



  • As a good retainer I only allowed Lord Fezznick to be murdered like all the time.

    I laughed so much at this. Good times.