I think this is illustrative of the shift from Players vs. NPCs to Us vs. the DM.
John; October 23, 1997
You guys weren't around for this little adventure.
Karish was travelling by boat on a river, can't remember where, with a crew of minor MU's and fighters. I was sleeping when there was aloud commotion and I was awaked by a MU to hurry to the deck. Crawling on board the boat was a huge 8 headed water hydra, chewing up the fighters. I looked at Kevin and say "I cast power word kill" Karish says "Die" and the 8 headed hydra falls back into the water dead, the crew and the MU's look on in amazement. Karish says "don't wake me for this kind of thing again"
John; October 23, 1997
Where were we when we meet up with a projection Lord Oogar , Captain of the Black Riders, in some dungeon. There was this weird altar in a room which we didn't enter and all of a sudden he appeared. As usual we taunted him and made illusions of us dancing all all the altar. He tried to fireball us and we just closed the door on him and laughed.
There was also the other incident when Karish and Glimar killed a assassin(?) in some battle by a woods. Being the magic scavengers that we were karish took Glimar and the body to the ethereal plane so we could pick the body clean. Kevin got all excited as he could roll his fixed dice and generate a wandering ethereal monster. It was classic Karish and Glimar. A Ghost approached we both roll saves vs. aging in the open and with our Protection from Evil 1'' radius the Ghost could not touch us. Karisk looks up from the picking of the body and states "Go away or we shall kill you" The Ghost recognizing our power decided to leave. Classic.
How about Kevin racking his brains for a method of having Type V demons annoy Karish. Lets pscionically link three of them together to boost their and their range. Works well until we find them. Then meat..
John; November 12, 1998
The encounter with a slave train of the Black Council shortly after we joined and remained members of for about a whole day. Karish that day didn't like slavery so he ordered the slaves released. the leader refused, Karish disintigrated him. As his troops looked on with his lieutenats by his side a pile of arms and armour fell to the ground from atop his horse. The slaves were released.
The teleportation of those 12' high immune to everything creatures that Kevin created to try and kill Karish. The DM laughed as we looked out form the top of the Tower through the glasteel wall, as the creatures destroyed our servants. We did a project image and tried to do some damage to no effect. The creatures teleported in to the room. Kevin states "These 2 12' - 13' creatures materialize in front of you. Hahahahaha... I pull out the Tower design hahahahahaha the ceiling is only 10' high, ...hahahahaha "You mean two lifeless, headless bleeding corpses fall to our feet"
"Cleaning staff, remove this mess."
John; January 29, 1997
I think you are wrong. The Akars didn't come into the picture for quite a while. Glimmer was at least 10th level when he became their exalted undying figurehead.
David; January 29, 1997
I didn't mean to imply that we had met the Akars that early, just that they and the Black Council and the Akars were both from the same location (I think).
John; October 23, 1997
I don't know where the majority of my stuff has disappeared. By the way either there is an error on Glimars sheet re:experience or also you typed it in wrong. He has to have more than 85000. More likely 850,000. Dave Glimar has more than the more than the maximum possible HP's. Explain that one O Lord of the Akars, He Who Has Gone Travelling While His Corporeal Body Lies Smoldering.
The following section demonstrates that you'll never get an even break, even for a simple typing mistake. On the other hand, Glimar was occasionally played as if he had twenty-thousand hit points.
David; October 22, 1997
19,500 HP (9000 GP)
John; October 22, 1997
19,500 HP. That's an awful lot of HP's. Sounds like one of Kevin's monsters specifically generated to kill Karish.
In the interests of preserving game balance, given handed out this little goody to John. Essentially, it was a high power flamethrower that weighed about 15 pounds and didn't need to be refilled ever.
David; January 27, 1997
Things I want to know
Apparently Kevin's caps lock key is broken...
Kevin; Friday, January 31, 1997 12:04:45 PM
CYRIL SENT ME A COPY OF YOUR FAX
I STARTED WRITING A BOOK ON MY CAMPAIGN YEARS AGO. IT DIDN'T GET VERY FAR AS I NEEDED DETAILED INFO OF EVENTS FROM YOU GUYS I AM THINKING ABOUT DEVELOPING A CAMPAIGN WORLD BASED ON MY OLD CAMPAIGN LIKE GREYHAWK . ONE THAT COULD BE USED BY ANY DUNGEON MASTER. UNFORTUNATELY IN ALL MY MOVES MUCH OF MY INFO. HAS BEEN LOST. WHAT INFO DO YOU HAVE???