Unconquered Kingdoms for COTM!

killervp
killervp
edited July 2014 in Campaign Submissions
As many of you know, SkidAce has been active in the forums for a long time, and his campaign, "Unconquered Kingdoms":https://unconquered-kingdoms.obsidianportal.com/ has a good following, 45 fans. Thus it was a surprise to see that this great campaign has not yet won COTM!! I hope that is remedied soon!!!
Unconquered Kingdoms for COTM!
killervp
"A God...Rebuilt":https://a-god-rebuilt.obsidianportal.com
"OP's COTM April 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/a-god-rebuilt-aprils-cotm/

Just trying to help out.

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  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,591
    As do I....

    Great visuals and well layed out in general. I second this submission wholeheartedly!

    twiggyleaf
    CURRENT CAMPAIGN: "Mysteria":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/mysteria - set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.
    Previous CotM Aug 2012: "Shimring":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shimring

    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

    CotM May 2016: Mysteria: set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.

    Previous CotM Aug 2012: Shimring: High Level Multiplanar Campaign

    Inner Council Member

  • Keryth987
    Keryth987
    Posts: 777
    Unconquered Kingdoms most definitely deserves to be counted among the ranks of Campaigns of the Month

    Keelah Se'lai,
    Keryth
    "Shadows Over New York":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shadows-over-new-york
    "2013 Campaign of The Year":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/2013-coty-shadows-over-new-york/
  • SkidAce
    SkidAce
    Posts: 804
    You guys, I blush...seriously...I just plagiarize and copy your pioneering work.

    but thanks.
  • SkidAce
    SkidAce
    Posts: 804
    I do wish that you folks could see the forums where the RP is occurring.

    Editing for typos and importing into adventure logs takes some work...so its a fair bit behind.

    The players on average post once or twice a day (excepting holidays or deployments) for about two years now.
  • MachineGunHarry
    MachineGunHarry
    Posts: 114
    I concur. This is a great campaign worthy of CotM. It is evident that SkidAce has put a lot of thought, time, creativity, and passion into his creation. The depth of his world is very believable and intricate.
  • killervp
    killervp
    Posts: 2,723
    Bumping- would love to see Unconquered Kingdoms win COTM!

    Just trying to help out.

  • SkidAce
    SkidAce
    Posts: 804
    Thank you for the well wishes.

    Feels nice enough just to hear y'alls thoughts...no need for any awards.
  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,591
    I'll second the bump too!

    twiggyleaf
    CURRENT CAMPAIGN: "Mysteria":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/mysteria - set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.
    Previous CotM Aug 2012: "Shimring":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shimring

    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

    CotM May 2016: Mysteria: set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.

    Previous CotM Aug 2012: Shimring: High Level Multiplanar Campaign

    Inner Council Member

  • NikMak
    NikMak
    Posts: 379
    agreed, very nice :)
  • Thorvaldr
    Thorvaldr
    Posts: 141
    And fourthing the bump as well! For some reason I thought it already _had_ won a CotM! It truly is a terrific campagin, and definitely deserves it.

    -Thorvaldr
    DM of "Tyellador:":https://tyellador.obsidianportal.com/ "CotM April '14":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/tyellador-april-cotm-14/
  • killervp
    killervp
    Posts: 2,723
    Maybe November... this campaign really deserves it!

    Just trying to help out.

  • killervp
    killervp
    Posts: 2,723
    Bump- hoping this gets the credit it deserves!!

    Just trying to help out.

  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,591
    I''ll THIRD BUMP this one too!

    C'mon, Dudes!

    twigs

    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

    CotM May 2016: Mysteria: set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.

    Previous CotM Aug 2012: Shimring: High Level Multiplanar Campaign

    Inner Council Member

  • SkidAce
    SkidAce
    Posts: 804
    Thanks again...here are the "draft" adventure logs if you would like to follow the most recent story. The forums are the daily action, and we move them over to logs and clean them up when we can.

    "Blood of the Throne":https://unconquered-kingdoms.obsidianportal.com/adventure-log/the-blood-of-thrones
  • Thorvaldr
    Thorvaldr
    Posts: 141
    I haven't seen a campaign yet for November, so once again I also throw my hat in for Unconquered Kingdoms and SkidAce, a great campaign and a great active member of the community!

    -Thorvaldr
    DM of "Tyellador:":https://tyellador.obsidianportal.com/ "CotM April '14":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/tyellador-april-cotm-14/
  • GuyKilmore
    GuyKilmore
    Posts: 36
    Good Campaign, Nice looking site. I see you have a love for a gallery of NPCs like I do. Its always fun to have a crowd of them to draw from.
  • SkidAce
    SkidAce
    Posts: 804
    Thank you all, you're too kind.

    The gallery of NPC is a work in progress.

    A. I'm trying to get the players to put notes about them in the descriptions, where they met them etc.

    B. Hoping to have two levels of NPCs, a full listing with names, professions, and locations, such as this "WIP":https://unconquered-kingdoms.obsidianportal.com/wiki_pages/npcs-and-contacts , and pages for the more "significant" NPCs.

    The goal is for the players to be able to use the search function and say "Who is Trafalgar again?" and find a list of links for him.
  • killervp
    killervp
    Posts: 2,723
    Could someone else please, please email Jerry to let him know this Campaign deserves COTM!!! [email protected]

    Just trying to help out.

  • SkidAce
    SkidAce
    Posts: 804
    Improvements are needed in the adventure log area....its so cumbersome to cut and paste from the forums where the play-by-post is happening.

    Here's an example or two of what you don't see....

    25 Jenue, Summer 509 PE (Year of the Ravens)
    1200 Starday
    two weeks before the summer solstice

    Logistics and admin had taken up much of the beginning of summer. But the hard work had paid off. There was a stable, and a barracks for the new cavalry unit The Marauders. Their leader, Ragnoc, a Korsic barbarian much like Shylent, had sent his second to set things up and make all the arrangements. During the talks, the topic of whether the Marauders would remain mercenaries or become a permanent fixture had come up, and was currently unresolved. Mercenaries were quicker and easier to hire, but usually more expensive in the long run. The bulk of the Marauders were due to arrive tomorrow.

    Messages and notes from Blend had led Nitram to believe that part of the difficulty he had experienced in firming up the security of the local area had its origins in the town of Pike, with a merchant family called Boringfeld. That was all Nitram knew at the time.

    Fredrick received another letter, saying to expect Ser Darius to arrive during the summer solstice. Frederick and Dast, after further research, discovered that there were multiple legends of magical spears throughout the history of Kells, and most of them had to do with something vaguely termed “The Light”, although none of the legends were a direct match for Dast’s spear.

    Rumil had spend a lot of the time honing the skills, precision, and overall deadliness of the wilderness scouts. The scouts themselves had begun to make a name for themselves among their foes the goblins and the worgs, with many a goblin likely losing sleep every night, if not his life. (free unit upgrade for RP)

    Blend had spent much time on the road, and was due to return to Fort Farhills any day now.

    Overall the situation in the area was much the same as it had been for the spring and early summer. The grain shortage was worse, and much of Falconaire owed a great debt to Toreador, and to a smaller extent Rivendeep and its capital Highkeep.

    The areas around Aerie City, Castrel, and Tennyson’s Tower were relatively safe, as were armed convoys and patrols between each of them. But hte area around Dodge’s Fall, both eastward and westward were extremely unsafe for farmsteads and smaller villages, many of which had evacuated to one of the cities. Talk among the keep at Farhills implied that some of the refugees from those areas were sheltering at the fort.

    The king of Falconaire was discussing a joint offensive with Toreador to push from the trade road and Capone eastward, clearing and securing the area as they went. While effective, this strategy would tax the already thin Falconaire forces, and would rely heavily on the assistance of Toreador. There was also talk of requesting assistance from an Imperial Legion of the Varencian Empire.

    Oddly enough, there were rumors of a ghost haunting the walls of Fort Farhills. Many claimed to have seen a ghostly woman, who when noticed, throws herself off the walls to the ground outside the keep, presumably to her death.

    Rumil, ever on the alert for such things, as were the bulk of his people, noticed that there seemed to be a preponderance of spiders this summer. Messages back to the capital brought back disjointed news, some helpful, some…distracted. It seemed there was a conflict between the natural spirit worship of the treespeakers, the veneration of the philosophies/heroes, and an older more martial sect.

    Frederick, with his new found senses for realm magic, felt what could be best described as “an awakening” to the west/northwest. He began to have dreams of large billowing jade colored fogs.

    =====

    As the group considered meeting together for lunch, Shylent called them to the walls on the north side of the keep. She said nothing, merely pointed. In the distance, in a lone tree, was what appeared to be an unusually reddish in color wildcat of some kind. It appeared to be stuck on a branch nearly 30 feet off of the ground.
  • SkidAce
    SkidAce
    Posts: 804
    xLucix xLucix 12 hours ago
    Frederick attempted to recall if he’d ever seen a wildcat like that in his readings, or heard legend about them.

    “Is it dead?” he wondered aloud


    SkidAce SkidAce 11 hours ago
    The wildcat began to pace back and forth on the branch, coincidentally answering Frederick’s question.


    mmartin_10 mmartin_10 9 hours ago
    for some reason, I doubt it’s actually “stuck”

    Nitram looked at the creature, trying to remember if he had ever heard or seen of it before. nature check to identify it
    Still thinking, the ranger whistled for Serre and a moment later the large griffon was standing next to him on the wall. Some of the villagers seeking safety and shelter in the fort yelped in surprise and fear at Serre’s arrival. Still not used to seeing a griffon, they pointed at the majestic beast from behind any cover they could find. Nitram leapt into the saddle and within seconds was dismounting on the ground out side the wall. He slowly began to approach the tree, continuing to observe the cat and wondering why it was there.


    AFCop AFCop 9 hours ago
    “It’s as big as a large dog,” Blend called out to Nitram as he stepped from behind the tree. “Looks like it climbed too far up and doesn’t know how to get down. I was about to climb up there myself to help it out, but now that you’re here, I figure I’ll let you take care of it,” he smiled at the ranger. “Ten to one it jumps down itself as soon as you get close.”

    Blend has been gone for three months and is just now getting back.

    mmartin_10 mmartin_10 9 hours ago
    “There’s no way I’m taking that bet. Welcome back…I think.” Nitram paused as if caught by a strange thought, “Yes, I’m pretty sure I haven’t seen him around lately. He must have be away…was he?”

    The ranger approached the tree and began to speak to the cat in a soft, non-threatening manner. animal handling for now to improve its disposition towards Nitram


    AFCop AFCop 9 hours ago
    Blend sat down on a nearby rock and watched the ranger work his “magic”. “Is this going to take long? I’m not going to catch you if you fall.”
  • Lxcharon
    Lxcharon
    Posts: 189
    Yaaaay! Congrats SkidAce! I actually thought unconqured kingdoms had won COTM already! It definitely deserves it! Great campaign!
  • killervp
    killervp
    Posts: 2,723
    No logs since October?? Need something current so it can get on list for March.
    Remember to PM me to get on that list- list closed yesterday for February.

    Just trying to help out.

  • SkidAce
    SkidAce
    Posts: 804
    No congrats Lxcharon, this was a thread the folks here started a while back.

    Killer, that was the point I was making, we have posts from nearly every day from June 27, 2015, to today.

    But people can't see them. They used to be able to look at the forums for campaigns before the reforge. I wish it would come back.

    Maybe I'll start a thread about the idea of having a forums visible toggle available in settings.
  • Lxcharon
    Lxcharon
    Posts: 189
    Oh, wow. I'm so not observant. How do I keep doing this? Haha
  • weasel0
    weasel0
    Posts: 374
    @Lxcharon - It may have something to do with _Basileous' Curse of Internets Doom! (TM)_

    AKA (BCID) (TM)
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