Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Deck of Many Things (Round 17)

While not playing much recently I did have one lucky break with the Deck of Many Things towards the end of June. Here it is:
On the Spiral Staircase
Exits: up down
The Deck of Many Things lies in wait for a brave soul.
The Deck of Many Things says 'If you can find a card within me, you might be lucky enough to draw something of value.
However, once you submit to chance, you put yourself at the mercy of the cards.
The Deck of Many Things winks suggestively.

> g key deck
You get the Key to the Deck of Many Things from the Deck of Many Things.
The Key to the Deck shudders menacingly.
You drop the Key to the Deck of Many Things.
Vl'aresch gives you one gold coin for your sacrifice of the Key to the Deck of Many Things.
Be Forewarned : You could lose all that you own.
Skold has been given the chance to draw from the Deck of Many Things.

> g card deck
You get a card from the Deck of Many Things.
A mystical being appears and points at you. Your senses reel as you are flung through the void to another place.
The card twists and wriggles in your hands.
A great flash of light envelopes the room, blinding you momentarily.
When your vision returns, you see that the Deck of Many Things lies before you once more.
It is highly recommended that you examine the deck before drawing from it. When you are ready, simply take the card.

> g card deck
You get a card from The Deck of Many Things.
You see that you have drawn the King of Pentacles.
The King's gaze sweeps over your armor, appraising your worthiness to appear before him.
A scroll of fine parchment appears in your hands.
The cold winds of never rush through the void, whipping the card from your hand and returning you to the mortal realm.

> i
You are carrying 15 items and have room for 5 more:
     a burlap sack
     pouch of combat
     a sack of holding
     black depravity
     a brown leather satchel
     (Glowing) a sliver of glass
     (Glowing) (Humming) scales of alpha & omega (2)
     (Glowing) the Ice Girth
     (Glowing) a magical mystery cookie
     an icicle wand
     a scroll of detect invisibility
     a small birch chest
     a magical tablet of disclosure
     a free rename scroll belonging to Skold

> save

>exam scroll
You take a closer look at a free rename scroll belonging to Skold in inventory...
The fine parchment of the scroll has a short phrase inscribed upon it in
letters of gold...
This scroll is worth one free rename and belongs to the person named upon it.

>rec tab rename
You recite a magical tablet of disclosure.

Object 'a free rename scroll belonging to Skold' is infused with your magic...
It is a level 50 treasure, weight 1.
Special properties:  none
This treasure has a gold value of 0.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Failure, Uncertainty and Mending Broken Hearts

I haven't posted on here in months and have hardly been seen at all on in the Realms of Despair in this time. When on a few people have been sending me tells asking if everything is ok and how I am doing which I do appreciate, but things haven't been good lately for me in real life. Since the middle of January the other great love of my life, my wife of almost 8 years hasn't been well. It started off innocently appearing as a summertime flu, then the doctor's said it was bronchitis. Things didn't get better and by May they were saying she had heart failure.

Since then there has been much time spent in hospitals, more tests, ten different medications she has to take every day, doctor appointments and regular heart rehabilitation therapy. So far these treatments seem to be helping and I am trying to remain hopeful.

As a result of all this a lot of other areas of my life that used to matter more have fallen behind. I just wish things could be like they used to be before. In the meantime if you see me don't be scared to send a tell.

Thanks for all the support and understanding.