The Goldeneyed Nexus that Danced The Night Away with a Firestarter

Another blog. I hear you think; OH MY WORD?! So Soon?! LIES! LIES I TELLS YA!
But no, it is a blog. not a lie(although there may or may not be a lie hidden in this here text somewhere.

So, LARP. (Always a nice subject to start of with)
I have recently decided to cut down on LARP a bit, I lost a bit of my enthusiasm for it.
That combined with a few other things lead to me not going to the coming KoD. Of course, seeing the universe loves me the way it does, it turned out (and pretty much right after the decision being made) that this may be the last KoD.
After a lot of thought after that(and rechecking a few things) I still won’t go, albeit more of the other things rather then wanting to. As for spoilers; I will reveal a thing or two in my next blog(seeing the event still has to take place, and saying a few of those things will be spoiling some of the fun of my readers who still go there).

As for D&D(or rather Tabletop RPG as I should call them); A few new developments.
First off is that the story of Harak and his minions companions is taking off, with us suddenly having to arrange things we haven’t had the need before. Which is really a nice change, and a challenge(for a slightly Excel nerd as I am developing into(thanks all those lists I make at work)).
This resulted in a nice semi-automated book-gobbler. A bit of background on this: In the world we play there are libraries, those have books(duh) which are autogenerated by the DM which gives us a few things to learn asides our level progression. He(and we) found that it was really neat. The only problem with the lists is that they are neatly delivered as a text block, where we like a neat spreadsheet with the data(and some of it at that) nicely sorted and filterable.
That is where the book-gobbler comes in, it converts the text blocks into excel rows with the information we want. If anyone is interested I could do a small explanation on how it works and such.

Beside Harak in D&D 4th Edition I am soon starting with 2 other characters:
Druss, an Aasimar Cleric in the Pathfinder setting.
Goric I Goronthal, (he’s back!) a Dwarven Wizard in the D&D 5th Edition.

Druss(I forgot his lastname) will be a new challenge for me as I have never played a cleric(I am disregarding that one stint, that character is dead to me) and never played Pathfinder(although I do have some experience in D&D 3.5). So I am nervously excited for this one. It will also be a mostly unknown party for me(well, I know the folks, but I have never played Tabletop RPGs with them) save for 1. We will be twin brothers that set out into the world for reason X, so here goes!

Goric is back after being stalled in a new form.
This time he will be a more Urban Dwarf(DM approved subvariant of dwarf, which sacrifices some wisdom for some intelligence(and slightly breaks with tradition)) which gets a +1 to Intelligence and Wisdom instead of a +2 to Wisdom.
The world this time will be the World Capital City of Nexus, a city of the size that baffles the mind, pretty much a country of it’s own. With all it’s associated problems. And that is pretty much all I know of that, so far(the DM is still writing)

And now, music!
I picked some nice music(if I say so myself) for you all to listen to:
Dance the Night Away – The Mavericks

Goldeneye – Tina Turner

Firestarter – Torre Florim

The Nexus – Amaranthe

The beginning of a new Heroic Age

So, many months later I decided that(with a friendly, but stern, reminder by my girlfriend) my page/blog/whatever could do with an update.
Without further ado, here is the next blog about my life(or parts of it anyway):


…Actually, I’m not sure where to begin exactly… so I’ll guess I’ll start with what the title says… DnD(yes, yes, I know it does not say so… just read on will you?)

As mentioned in my previous post I was invited into a DnD Part-eh! and our main plot thingy to get to know the setting was a Paladin of Shor(For Shor! (Go ahead, shoot me with new wordplays on this one, I have had 4 trolls dealing with this, so I dare you!)) Borvir. We have rounded up this party a couple of weeks back. After months of playing we ended up with Heroic characters(and not in the sense of DnD but in the world as well) that turned back more to their root and their true nature. *insert old man’s cracking voice* Now listen here.. young whippersnapper, back in them days we Jellbrädians were the biggest, baddest and strongest warriors this cradle of civilization has ever seen, but now all you youngsters are weaklings! PAH! How we ever are still called the best warriors is beyond me… My if I ever *rummaging sounds and heavy things that fall down, then a new face appears* Sorry for interupting this explanation, but we figured the old man had explained all he needed to. *end of scene* And thus we returned a little back towards that, turns out, my ancestors there loved swinging a particularly big hammer around, one on which I managed to lay my hands upon. and it was AWESOME! Then we tickled a big beasty, managed to fly away on him and then we continued to the end battle of the campaign. Much awaited and dreaded for we finally battle this Lord of the Night. It was fun, but my paladin was not too helpful in this particular battle, I did not do enough damage to really damage him, my weapon turned out to having a pretty big downside(stupid warriors not making their highest saving throw) but I did save folks, and overall it was a very fun encounter albeit with a slight taste of not making the fullest out of my puppet.
So, for finishing that campaign and for the fact that my Jellbrädian Paladin of Shor, Borvir Pedersson, I now break my usual format and present you these two songs that befit both him and the Jellbrädians of old(really, this last one you should have had playing while reading the text…tsssk)

Rhapsody of Fire – Holy Thunderforce:

And the song-you-should-have-been-listening-too-the-whole-while-but-probably-didn’t:
Miracle of Sound – Sovngarde Song:

As I have said, I broke my usual layout to salute the brave Jellbrädians with their victory, that many more may follow! For Shor!!
Ahem… We also played some other campaigns along the way, from one-offs about rebellious sadists to full-blown campaigns like our Akktan puppets who now own a castle… yes, a castle. and it is the most awesomest castle EVER. it’s a fact!
And in there, we rule the surrounding country as Viscount Markus von Trisk and his ilk. So far we have found out who we were, killed someone important(or so we ‘d like to believe) and found new strength to face our foes and dispatch them with ease. Now we have the challenging task of making sure our foo…erm…people are safe and our county prospering under our rule. But I am sure we will pull that off, or my name is not Von trisk!

Other then the DnD things I have bought a house, still hanging with Didi as my girlfriend, visited LARPs and I even…wait, what do you mean I bought a house?
Not sure what you do with a house other then renting or buying it, but I bought my own home. All I have to do now is to sign some forms(and adhere to all the rules unfortunately) and then do the fixing up and moving in part. But this is all fuck scary if you ask me, luckily, my girl is there to support me <3 ^^

As for LARP, next week(or rather, end of this one) I will be attending Booyah’s (first?) wedding event as Tahn Dulazuun with my wife Merida. We will see how far this Duerghar fares under all the things Bram will throw at me(because I know the bitch will do that 😀 )


Now for music:
Miracle of Sound – halfman’s song:

Brave – Song of Mor’Du:

Ruslana – Wild Dances(Ukrainian FM Version):

Daft Punk ft. Pharell Williams – Get lucky:

Norah Jones & Dolly Parton – Creepin’ In:

My Chemical Romance – Mama:

(It’s Dutch, but enjoy the tunes) Rob de Nijs – Jan Klaassen de Trompetter:

Now for a very special thing: I am posting a cover for a song, not the original, and that’s because I am so in love with her voice!(and I so hope Didi can master this song in Japanese some day <3 <3) original can be found here. Mind that the original posted is a LIVE recording, versus a studio recorded album version in the following video:
Kate Covington(AKA Erutan) – Itsumo Nando Demo:

Enjoy the stills from that must see movie!

Ladies and characters

Let’s start this thing with the best news I can about give you lot.
No, it’s not about having a child. No, it isn’t about marrying either… And NO! It is NOT about all evil being gone…
FINE! it is not THE best news, but it is for me, so there!

What it is about? Well, I have a girlfriend now. and yes, it is Didi, whom I posted about earlier.
I am very happy having her as my girlfriend, and I believe I haven’t stopped smiling since the start.
It was a bit inevitable that we hooked up though, most of my friends weren’t surprised that it happened(some even wondered why we took that long), in any case, still very much thrilled about her, and getting even more excited the more I learn about her. I could go on and on for hours about her, like how great it is to see her smile, the twinkling in her eyes as she does so. Or the smile on her face if she is waking up to a kiss, or the angelic look when she is still asleep. Or her puppy-eyes when she wants something… so irresistible.
Could go on an on… literally

But I want to touch other subjects as well, or rather, subject.
It has now been… 3-4? months since I started to play along in Estanov’s group and had so much fun since, telling about it is hard, seeing the world I play in exists only in minds of the players and the DM(Dungeon Master).
I can however, tell about the characters I have played so far.
The first one being Borvir, a paladin of Shor, who is tasked to protect his land(in secrecy) after his order was attacked and he had to save the two numbskulls he is now travelling around with. This character is my main one, and so far, more fun each session.

Then we have Shuran(I believe, see job description), a teenager in the same setting(world/universe) as Borvir, but seeing everything from a different viewpoint as he is pretty much on the enemy’s side. He is getting trained to do High Level political missions(still in school) and it is fun to play him actually. He’s totally different from my normal characters, as I don’t normally do politics. I switched names with him for about 3 times now(and will do a lot more in the future).

Lastly, we have my Ogre Gunra(Joon-ra), also in the same setting, who is controlled by my handler Duran. We had lots of fun with that character, it is my first one being written before any play and as such I was excited to actually play him. So far only one session, but hopefully a lot more in the future.


And music:
only one today:

Woodkid – Run boy, run:

Talking about Dungeons and Dragons

A few weeks ago some friend of mine had this crazy idea, pool up some money and buy some DnD books and start playing it.
Never played it, but it sounded fun the way he described it. So I went ahead and tagged along.

Last Wednesday was our first play through, well, we set up all our characters and did a small encounter and city thingy to get used to things. And it was fun! I play this Dwarf Cleric, Lir Grayanvil, and it’s a proper Dwarf!
It has a dislike for those tree-hugging pointy ears, a disdain for anything not Dwarven and a love for Dwarven Ale(other ales are able to pass). It’s rather fun to play him(it does help I am somewhat a Dwarf by nature :P)
I rolled for my statistics(I blame Didi for Intimidating me into it(her intimidation is too high…)) and got out pretty damn good. Even got top marks when rolling for a weapon, so I now have a military grade Warhammer(and my first action with it was to outright obliterate the first Kobold I saw *grins*(it made a nice *splutter* sound effect as well)) I put to good use.
As we are just started I will keep you posted on the highlights of his life and adventures, just like I do with a LARP.

For the DnD adventure I also ordered 2 sets of dice(that is, 1d4, 1d6, 1d8, 1d10, 1d12, 1d20 and a percentage dice), a Gray and Black Dwarven dice set and a Beige and Black Earthdawn dice set and a dicebag(Dwarven, of course).
Both sets look very nice, the details are excellent, and they lay perfectly in my hands. I’d have to compare them to the standard dice my mate has, but from guessing now I’d say they are slightly heavier. All in all, I like them a lot.

Now for my always present music.

I’ll start off with a song I learned to know in Saints Row:The Third; Heavy Young Heathens – Sha La La La La:

Next off is a song that’s playing while I’m writing this, The Charlie Daniels Band – The Devil Went Down To Georgia:

And now for something different, Blackstreet – No Diggity:

And closing off with a rock song, Amon Amarth – Pursuit of the Vikings:

ok…closing of with this really weird song found on youtube, Heavy Metal Farmer(don’t ask):