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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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    Stolen Dwaf Ale Recipe

    Stolen Dwaf Ale Recipe Simply awful - a five hundred year old secret Steinhammer Dwarven Ale recipe has been stolen. This MUST be recovered.
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    The Narrator

    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.
  5. New Server Hardware State of the Art, new 8th generation Intel® Core™ i7+8700 Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.60 GHz) includes Intel® Optane™ Memory Launched 02´18 6 4.60 GHz 3.20 GHz 12 MB SmartCache - noting 6X faster loading time and greatly increased battle processing. I got a great, nearly half price, deal at Cosco for $900.00. Please note - running the dedicated NWN server is all this machine does. No one plays on it. No one uses it for any other purpose. DDR 4 16 GB 2 TB HD Yes, it has a graphics card that can play games, but that is unimportant for the dedicated server. We are happy to report far better game play and multi player experience. Malishara and I have - over the last couple of weeks got this new system up to snuff. I noted a greatly improved experience with a group of players - AOE spells and all. As always, even the best of machines can overload with many spawns, especially spawns all casting AOE spells.
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    New Hardware - New Dedicated Computer

    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.
  7. More than 100 female dwarf portraits - some elves, fairy, half orc and others as well. A few males but mostly female portraits. Portraits.7zPortraits.7 z
  8. 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.
  9. Mom said she and dad got lots of gems and treasure in Moria - Come-on lets go you lilly livered pansies ---
  10. Steinhammer Dwarves - the next generation! Children of the Steinhammer clan are growing up - teachers have brought them to a point where they are stepping out on their own - BUT - they were told to NEVER neverr NEVER go to that place (mines of Moria) - guess where they went first. Specs for next gen Steinhammer dwarf - I had them make a brand new dwarf - we had three players and got one barbarian and two fighters working on dwarven defender. They started at the base level one with the free level up to level two - some gear was given and by the end of the two hours they were level 7. We could use some casters - clerics, sorcerers, wizards, druids, bards However nobody is twisting arms on classes - make what you want I do suggest not attempting arcane archer grin
  11. People who want to test a build of our custom classes and really want to test many options can download that module and try them all - find the one you like and test just how you want to build that desired character. This is the new version with all the testing battle areas Ann_Character_Tester_Build_Kit_7.7z
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    Realms of Annakolia Character Build Tester and Build Kit

    To install the character tester module- !) download it - 2) unzip it - the file is a 7zip so you must install 7zip if you do not have it https://www.7-zip.org/ 3) place the module in the Documents/Neverwinter Nights/module directory. 4) start NWN EE and start new - find the module name and start it - make a new character to work with. 5) once in the module you will move to the interior area and talk to the NPCs. Once there you can level up and down - there is gear to outfit and arm yourself - there are places to go and fight to test your build.
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    Potential new User

    Before you make a monk - take a look at the Bane Mountain Monastery - and that is oriental, kung Fu type monks. Also The Asian/Oriental world of Tarowa is monk origin friendly. My take on monks is old and futile since TSR took them out and Wizards of the Coast put them right back in. I have learned to live with them. The world of Annakolia is monk friendly.
  14. What Players are saying about Happy Hour at the Feisty Chicken ooc note. I enjoyed todays Feisty Chook Happy Hour. I liked the way the group acted together....and the pacing was spot on ....with [for me] new monsters and new places....and enough combat to satisfy that bit but also time to chat to people as well. Thanks to the DM team. OOC: I must admit, I have shied away from getting involved in campaigns (or even large groups) because I am new to RP and the game. Last night was the first happy hour I participated in (just watched last week). I had a blast. I am hoping to return every week! As always another fun time at the Chicken! Thanks to the DM's and the party for another adventure for Elly to chat about with friends! *********************************** Role Play Adventure Battle Puzzle solving fun These are the things one can expect - games do not always start at the Feisty Chicken - many that do start there don't stay. Each week is a different adventure - you never know what to expect.
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    Potential new User

    If one is looking at our diety list with Farum/Forgotten Realms glasses - Massive mistakes will be made. For example: Tyr is from Norse Mytholgy - not Faerun (I do think Norse Mythology predates Faerun). Loki is also from Norse mythology - an important point since there actually is no Tyr on Annakolia and Tyr is being presented by some other god. Tyr on Annakol is said to be one thing but in reality is the god of punishment and torture - and they do not care how or where they get their victims to torture. Torture and justice are seen as one and the same by Tyr followers and that is how it is presented by the god. Yes you will find many surprises like this on Annakolia - we are not the Forgotten Realms nor Faerun in any way. If you see a forgotten Realms god - That god is probably one that is from a real ancient pantheon and thus predates Faerun and the Forgotten Realms by centuries or millennia.
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    Potential new User

    I just made a brownie bard and played him solo to test solo play. As long as you keep to the beginning dungeons at first, you willl enjoy some fast leveling into the low double digits. After that you will need to seek out some harder areas to level. Keep in mind, the higher in level you go, the slower the leveling process. There are over 2000 areas with 5 worlds to explore - this will take time and effort but solo can be great fun. Some items that are desirable can only be purchased with Role Play Gems - acquired from DMs - usually by DMed games. These gems are also acquired through some other activities which will be announced soon.
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    Potential new User

    Now - let me address some of your other questions. First - Realms of Annakolia are not set in Faerun or the Forgotten Realms. Realms of Annakolia is built from my collected DM works and campaigns since D&D publication in the 1970s. Realms of Annakolia predate Faerun - have never used Faerun, and are significantly different. The world has elements from Tolken, Lovecraft, Poe, Adams, Summers, Liber, Gygax, and many more literay fantasy and SF writers. The world also has unique stories and history written by Charissa, Halfling Heaven, Mkmddx, Athena, Flamecrow, Kormai, Dahkron, Roannon, Malishara, Wolfgang, and myself, to name a few. here are a few links to subjects on Annakolia: http://www.annakolia.org/forums/index.php?/topic/659-information-about-the-elder-galandar-world-or-annakolia/ http://www.annakolia.org/forums/index.php?/topic/661-history-of-galandar-and-annakolia-broad-view/ http://www.annakolia.org/forums/index.php?/topic/630-drow-in-the-realms-of-annakolia/
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    Potential new User

    First lets talk about how to use the character test module: 1) Put the module in the Neverwinter Nights/module folder (this is the NWN in you document directory) 2) Start NWN 3) Select New 4) Select Other Modules... 5) Select Ann_Character_Tester_build_kit_6 6) Make a character 7) Play
  19. Traveling to Barrydale our adventurers find a tailor/dress maker across from the tavern. Darla made Hero wait outside while she described her dress to the dress maker and he took measurements - he completed the garment quickly and Darla went behind the screens to try it on ......... SHRIEK! Daisy ran back to see what was wrong - Darla came out wearing what was not much more than a skimpy bathing suite with a tiny flimsy very short skirt. This will not do. Darla change back and tossed the garment at the dress maker - she asked for another dress maker and he said there were none. Outside, Darla found Hero and he asked about the dress - Darla and Daisy informed him - Ikaro reluctantly returned the ladies fashion magazine to the shop and Hero tells of another dress maker the locals have been recommending - she is found on the beach. in the shops within the tents. Our company find their way to the beach where they are ambushed by a number of nasty creatures seeking them. After the fighting, Darla and Daisy with Ikaro go in the dress making tent, once again leaving Hero outside. The dress maker worked her magic and a wondrous wedding dress was made. Daisy, wanting her dead frogs to play in the water outside of the tent. A huge skeleton attacked and Daisy, with some difficulty, taught him to be nice and be her and her friends friend.
  20. Barry_1066 Server Owner and Designer Joined: 03 Aug 2004 Posts: 2913 Location: Ohio Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:29 pm Post subject: DMs - RP - Encounters - and Policy This Applys to EVERYONE -- NO PERSON is exempt from DM action INCLUDING encounters that cause death. When a DM is present and running things for players, encounters may be more challenging leading to deaths. I for one believe I have not challenged a party unless someone is capable of death -- meaning that death is certainly a possible reality. With this in mind, (Total Player Kill) TPK is also a possibility since the balance of character to enemy is a guess and the D&D game system can go many ways based on dice rolls. Game masters running situations NEVER leave people dead. Standing instructions for DMs is to work an (In Character)IC raise for such situations. When I play, I enjoy knowing there is Real danger, even encounters I must flee from. This is Classic D&D PnP style. What good or fun is it to always prevail and always hack through the enemy untouched? I could play solo, forge uberness in the toolset for my character and go through anything untouched -- Bah! As a RP server we can spend an hour eating pies or nearly drowning at a riverside as well as encountering enemies. It is DM presence and interaction that brings NPCs to life and can also surprise us with custom challenges. If there is a TPK, so what? Such an event is just part of the experience of gaming. DMs will work on a fix and all will be well. Some DMs I have known are adversarial to players engaging in ego PvP type conflict. NO DM will do this on Annakolia. This is against our philosophy of the DM. We DM as facilitators of fun -- sometimes death and TPK are involved as elements of that fun. Some monsters are very difficult yet appear not to be from CR rating. Giant Frogs are CR 11, yet they killed my lvl 25 sorcerer in one hit while he was fully buffed including epic shields. Sparky1479 was amazed at that since he has tossed many high lvl creatures at my character in Campaign and he has NOT died. DMs are facilitators of fun. _________________ Greatest of all is he called Cthulhu. Only in Ancient, blasphemous manuscripts can that name be found...and those who decipher it are left pale and numb --- Back to top Lord Guinness Player Joined: 02 Feb 2006 Posts: 444 Location: new england, usa Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:04 pm Post subject: Wow..well said,barry... i agree with every word of it.there is no challenge in everyone always prevailing.I myself have been guilty of thinking "why wont anyone raise me?" in "rp reality", raising someone during combat would be near-impossible.... _________________ Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend; inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho marx
  21. Barry_1066 Server Owner and Designer Joined: 03 Aug 2004 Posts: 2913 Location: Ohio Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:50 am Post subject: Classic Roleplay Adaptation Project (C.R.A.P.) & you Annakolia has added the Classic Roleplay Adaptation Project (C.R.A.P.). There are many things this allows in the world. The first thing you should find is the Player Action Widget (in a chest given at log on). It is a skull with red eyes. We will refer to it as the PAW. The PAW can be used to do many activities including but not limited to: Jumping Climbing Listening at Doors Setting up Camp (requires a tent from the outfitters) Resting with RP appropriate animations (requires a bed roll from the outfitters) Search for hidden doors and objects Find Traps Deactivate Traps Set rope and Grappling hook at pits to climb down and more Some of these features require me, the builder to install things in the module which with nearly 1,500 areas will be slow going but over time more and more will be there. Some will notice that certain items now look like the item when placed on the ground instead of a generic bag -- This is, with the exception of the few in CEP, all from C.R.A.P. I would like to hear about peoples likes or dislikes of this addition to Annakolia -- please post a new tread in the construction portion of the forum for that. _________________ Greatest of all is he called Cthulhu. Only in Ancient, blasphemous manuscripts can that name be found...and those who decipher it are left pale and numb ---
  22. We have had some of these things so long, we fail to realize they are not that way for everyone using NWN. Realms of Annakolia has a rich environment - we have C.R.A.P. to thank for some that.

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