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  1. In the distant past, Realms of Annakolia was connected to DSL with a static IP address. Times Change Current IP provider is AT&T and we are supposed to be connected to fiber optics. (As If - not so much) We are actually connected to a copper wire that travels about a mile before it connects to the fiber optics hub - which is a severe limitation on speed and reliability. I have no other workable option for internet that is reliable and workable for running the NWN Annakolia server. I would change in a heart-beat if there was a good fiber link option. AT&T is about to give me a double wire option that, if I lived closer to the optical hub, would double our download and upload speeds - but NO - we are a mile away and the copper wire downgrades the data too much - BUT - with the paired line we should improve our contact enough to maintain what we are supposed to get currently (which we NEVER get). Server is direct connected to the router - we just need better internet - STUPID AT&T.
  2. The troop of questers, trying to find the last two objects needed for the magic wedding spell that breaks the cruse, are now on Alisha Island where they have made their way to Alisha Village. Along the way they did encounter a small few Ruin Spiders and have some silk sacks but not enough required to make the Dahke Halfling Wedding Cloth. They encountered a ship captain in Alisha Village by the name of Kylon Lionset (yes the author of Simple Sailing). He informed the questers that he was fishing to find another gold ring. Apparently he found a fancy gold ring in the belly of a fish he caught and as he described it to the questers - a ring with a Baronial Crest and the name Drowbane on a banner underneath the crest (BINGO that IS the ring they seek). He then proceeded to tell them how he traded the ring to a hobbit for a magic rabbit foot mounted on a bunny egg.(edited) Obviously, the lucky rabbit foot will allow Captain Lionset to catch more gold rings in bellies of fishes - so he continues to fish. A company of Baroness Zoe troops met and attacked the company - they were heard to say: Kill all but Darla. SOOOOOOOOOOOO Who is this halfling who has the ring now and where did he/she go?
  3. Nothing is ever as easy as it seems at first - nothing is easy - SO - the Drow Priestess said Darla and Hero needed three items to get married. 1) A rabbit egg. 2) A Dahke Halfling wedding cloth. 3) The ancient ancestral ring of the Drowbane family (disposed of centuries ago by Zoe Drowbane). The rabbit egg (found) - Off to Dahke to get the wedding cloth but none are made and the halfling lady who will make it requires a mountain of gems in payment and ten Ruin Spider silk sacks to make the special thread to weave the cloth. The Mystic told Darla and Hero that the ring was found in the belly of a fish by a fisherman from the village of Alisha, on Alisha Island - where it just so happens, a lot of Ruin Spiders live and breed. How nice. Hero says it is simple sailing from here on Narrator: I wonder if anyone remembers a book by that name - Simple Sailing - and if they do, who wrote it.(edited) Narrator: Will Hero's words be a foreshadowing of things to come. Narrator: Will Darla and Hero ever get married. Narrator: Will Baroness Zoe be able to muster forces of evil to "dog" the company - especially the professor - Narrator: Will the Professor's magic dog protection work on Alisha. Narrator: Will getting spider silk and the ring be straight forward and easy??? - Or will things go as usual? Narrator: Tune in for this weeks episode of * Cheezie Organ Music Cuts IN here * Curse of the Lovers
  4. Nothing is ever as easy as it seems at first - nothing is easy - SO - the Drow Priestess said Darla and Hero needed three items to get married. 1) A rabbit egg. 2) A Dahke Halfling wedding cloth. 3) The ancient ancestral ring of the Drowbane family (disposed of centuries ago by Zoe Drowbane). The rabbit egg (found) - Off to Dahke to get the wedding cloth but none are made and the halfling lady who will make it requires a mountain of gems in payment and ten Ruin Spider silk sacks to make the special thread to weave the cloth. The Mystic told Darla and Hero that the ring was found in the belly of a fish by a fisherman from the village of Alisha, on Alisha Island - where it just so happens, a lot of Ruin Spiders live and breed. How nice. Hero says it is simple sailing from here on Narrator: I wonder if anyone remembers a book by that name - Simple Sailing - and if they do, who wrote it.(edited) Narrator: Will Hero's words be a foreshadowing of things to come. Narrator: Will Darla and Hero ever get married. Narrator: Will Baroness Zoe be able to muster forces of evil to "dog" the company - especially the professor - Narrator: Will the Professor's magic dog protection work on Alisha. Narrator: Will getting spider silk and the ring be straight forward and easy??? - Or will things go as usual? Narrator: Tune in for this weeks episode of * Cheezie Organ Music Cuts IN here * Curse of the Lovers
  5. Why are the Curse of the Lovers group having to find three items before a Drow Priestess will marry them and why must it be this Drow Priestess? This is not a normal wedding - This wedding is a magic spell, cast to break, or rather start the process that breaks the ancient curse over the Drowbane family and the drow elves they fought to destroy in the ancient past. Baroness Zoe is ancient - she - transfers herself to female child every generation. If need be she can take other life to extend hers but that is a short term fix. The three items, a rabbit egg, a Dahke halfling wedding cloth, and the ancient Drowbane family crest ring, are components of that spell to be cast when Darla and Hero wed.
  6. The Steinhammer Headquarters is currently under development. Dwarves can sit about tables, talk, drink, and tell stories of great deeds. Plans for: 1) Fully stocked, over filled, larder. 2) Sparring Arena 3) Functional Bar 4) Labratory (for dwarven research into science and magic - to make better and more potent ale of course) 5) Sheep - sorta a dwarven petting zoo - it calms dwarf nerves and helps figure out woolly problems 6) Suggestions are welcome - SHOUTS - STEINHAMMER DWARVES RULE - YEA YEA YEA - *chugs Steinhammer ale and falls down asleep*
  7. The Steinhammer Headquarters is currently under development. Dwarves can sit about tables, talk, drink, and tell stories of great deeds. Plans for: 1) Fully stocked, over filled, larder. 2) Sparring Arena 3) Functional Bar 4) Labratory (for dwarven research into science and magic - to make better and more potent ale of course) 5) Sheep - sorta a dwarven petting zoo - it calms dwarf nerves and helps figure out woolly problems 6) Suggestions are welcome - SHOUTS - STEINHAMMER DWARVES RULE - YEA YEA YEA - *chugs Steinhammer ale and falls down asleep*
  8. To easily figure out times = ESPECIALLY with savings time problems making game times difficult to pin-down - here is help. https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
  9. Barley Steinhammer - master brewer: Yes whoopee is very important in our secret process. You Steinhammers must keep the secret whoopee and NEVER tell anyone since it is the all important ingredient - besides all the others that is. Whoopee? you kow - get rip roaring smashed - that is the first step on whoopee - make certain you cannot stand proper no more by attempting a jig to hornpipe for bagpipes - very importat, MUST be hornpipe or bagpipe. Ifen yer cun no longer stand yer is a ready - but ifen ya cun still jig ta pipes - down another keg or two and try again. Once ya kun lno longer jig ta pipes - then mix the brew - very importanl - THIS IS WHOOPEE - no brew is ever the same but the WHOOPEE is all the difference and maken it special and all.
  10. Secret Steinhammer Ale Recipe - stolen and recovered - 500 years old. Located in the Steinhammer secret brewing house in Durin - Elder Dragon - Stuffed - safe in belly - climb into the mouth of the dragon to get to the safe. Recipe: LOTS of Barley Lots of Malt Lots of Whoopee Cook - Smash - Put in barrel Add Water Add Ginger Root Add Brandy Add Wine Add Rum Add Vodka AND add Whisky Add Hops Add Pineapple Add Banana Whoopee? YES - Whoopee - only a Steinhammer knows this super secret ingredient.
  11. Stolen Dwaf Ale Recipe Simply awful - a five hundred year old secret Steinhammer Dwarven Ale recipe has been stolen. This MUST be recovered.
  12. Narrator: Will the Professor find his way? Narrator: Will he keep his wooden leg from all the dogs it attracts? Narrator: Will the bacon grease attract other things than dogs? Narrator: Can the Professor gain communications with Gnome to have a proper mechanical backup leg made? Narrator: If a mechanical backup leg is made - will it be stable or will it explode? Barry_1066: Ummmm - this story is about Darla and Hero escaping Baroness Zoe. Narrator: Oh - ahhhhh - sorry Narrator: Willl Darla keep her wedding dress clean with all the battles and nasty things including wading through swamps? Narrator: Will Hero find the way to a certain peach grove? Narrator: Will Piety be able to protect Darla from certain evils seeking her? Narrator: Can Ikaro keep healing everyone when the dark forces keep attacking? Narrator: Will Daisy's dead guys help in the battles or will they stand by and protect Daisy's dead frogs? Narrator: Will Yarren find Daisy and return her - WHAT - yes Daisy has wandered off and Yarren with the Wolf Gang are looking for her. Narrator: Will Dime's worst fears occur and some certain hellish goddes stick her evil nose into events? Narrator: Willl members of the Wolf Gang continue to help? Narrator: AND - Will Darla and Hero ever manage to get married by the Drow Priestess? Narrator: Tune in next Tuesday for - The Curse of the Lovers - (Cue cheesy organ music) Narrator: Brought to you by - Grovel's Premium Hardwood Smoked Bacon Grease - the finest wooden leg lubricant and polish.
  13. The old server would not auto reload when Microsoft Windows 10 decided to update and does restarts. We can restart the NWN server remotly if that happens ONLY if the machine is up and running - something the old machine refused to do but the new machine does as it should. Other advantages - 6 times faster loading of the NWN server (from 6 minutes + to 1 minute load time). As stated above - more memory, faster processor, larger hard drive. The end result - all is better - now with the upcoming October 4th internet speed upgrade to 25 up and 5 down - this should really help - finally - we are working on finding a way to move from WiFi to cable for the server. Years ago it was cable but the modem location is moved - need to work out a new solution for that.
  14. I can make most of these, if not all, into NWN portraits - if you like what you see here let me know and I will make and distribute these in a steam portrait pack with some other portraits not in our current pack.
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