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MattEmAngel
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The Two Castles

~The Story~
The story begins with Castle Terrus, the greatest landmark in the world of Terra Novus. The castle itself was over a mile wide and housed thousands upon thousands of citizens. The King was a just and honorable man and ruled his kingdom from his castle in an age of peace that spanned nearly a thousand years. All was quiet and calm. Then, as with all stories, a single man became prideful. He saw that the King was aged and vulnerable. He was living in a generation that had never heard of war, much less seen it. He forced his way to the throne room and demanded the king bow to him. The King drew his sword. Enraged, the man vowed that he would not rest until Terrus had fallen.

The days grew dark after that. Swords were forged. Speeches were given. Hatred and envy grew. The King and the Man built their armies continually. The citizens of Castle Terrus experienced fear for the first time. An era of war and hatred was coming. The King, in his wisdom, knew that he could stop the oncoming war by stopping the Man behind it. He challenged him to a duel on the tallest tower. He accepted at once. When he arrived, the King grabbed him, disarmed him and threw himself, along with the Man, from the tower to their death.

The result was chaos. The armies, both bent on avenging their fallen leader, decimated each other. The mighty Castle Terrus fell. Each side retreated from each other to the edge of Terra Novus. There they decided to build their own castle. One for the Kingdom and the future restoration of peace, and one for Anarchy and the future destruction of peace.

Ages and ages passed, each side building a greater and taller and mightier castle. Each passed to the next generation their quest: to build the castle and fight. However, as the generations passed, that message faded away. Now, the castle residents live as they please, enjoying the freedom from the influence of the other castle. This is where your story begins: in the age of the Two Castles.


~The Rules~
READ THEM

-This is an adventure RPG. You will be fighting monsters, finding chests, solving Dungeons, killing bosses and earning all kinds of epic Legendary gear. It is divided into classes and involves turn-based combat. If thatâs what youâre looking for, this is it.
-No profanity, crude language, lewd comments, etc.
-No spam, trolling, etc.
-No âgod-modding.â You are not a superpowered Destroyer of Worlds. You are a human.
-Use correct grammar and spelling. Donât expect much from me if you donât try.
-This is a level-based game with level-based weapons. You will start at L1, which means all your weapons will be L1. You can ONLY equip weapons/armor at your level. You have a 10-Item inventory to store items until later use, along with a Castle Vault (more on that later)
-No hunger, thirst, stamina or exhaustion stats. Yay!
-Players who played the previous version, âEpicâs Tactical Base vs Base Strategy RPG,â will receive a Starter Pack bonus (more below)


~The Game~
You are a Hero of the Kingdom or a Hero of the Anarchy. Each side has a castle. For a very basic reference, imagine the original Red-vs-Blue âHALOâ map. Neither side has superior elements. Names will be changed on weapons and enemies may be different, but nothing significant.
You are loyal to your Castle and your Castle alone. You cannot defect.
This what you do:
Travel to different locations (on the Active Map) to fight monsters, explore dungeons, etc.
Explore the Castle (your castle is old and full of secrets. Locked doors, hidden rooms, etc).
Upgrade the Castle (to access more rooms and other things)
Buy/Sell at the Castle or at Towns
Be awesome.


~The Game Master~
I am Matt, and I am the GM. I will be controlling the environments, the bosses, the EXP and the dropped items. I will update this game at least once a day. I have added a âMessage Boardâ section to the GM Sheet (it lists all the elements of the game per day) to ask me questions or make suggestions, such as âCan I use this weapon?â or âI think you need more elemental monsters.â If you complain, complain there. If you complain frequently, you will be dealt with. I am, ultimately, the final authority on this game. Donât freak out, I always reply to comments and I will provide hints if you need them.

There will be action, comedy, cut-scenes (for boss kills) and hidden references. I may throw out a âGuess this thing, get 200 EXPâ every so often. You may find shout-outs to movies or video games along the way. If you have a good idea for a new weapon/armor/boss, post it in my âMessage Boardâ section.


~The Sheets~
There are several sheets you will see and you need to understand them. Iâll post all of them right off.

GM Sheet: This gives the day, weather, time, castle stats, character sheets, and several other important elements. Pay attention to this. When it is rainy, you wonât be able to see monsters as quickly. When it is dark, more monsters will spawn. Etc.

Class Sheet: This gives the templates for all classes, along with a description of each.

The Store: All available items, plus prices.

The Starter Packs: Previous players can choose TWO (yes, I changed it to TWO) of the following:
-Your previous Level (to find better weapons and armor and such)!
-Any one weapon or armor item!
-Your previous location (if you were in a dungeon or something)!
-Your companion or pet!
-A 50% Coupon for all (yes, ALL) Castle Store items (the Level limit still applies, donât buy L8 armor if youâre L5)! This is called the â50-POCâ (50 percent off coupon) and it is an Inventory item.

Good News: The Castles will NOT be attacked or breached anytime soon, so don't spend Gold on defeneses. Go adventuring.

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SubZero007
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Shepherd

Name: SubZero, 190 HP, 100 MP
Class: Ranger, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Short bow (L1)
Armor: Hunting jacket (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Arrows (-/-), Gold (0)
----------------VS-------------------------
Name: Tree Goblin (L1), 70 HP, 0 MP
Class: Monster, Archer
Weapon: Goblin Shortbow (L1)
Armor: Goblin Tunic (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Arrows (-/-), Gold (10)

You throw a rock and run the other way towards the sign. The Tree Goblin exposes himself to take a shot, facing the opposite direction. He turns and sees you, then fires. You dive and the arrow misses. You are now a sitting target. The Goblin disappears into the tree (why didn't you shoot him??)


I had no idea that would work so well... darn. Let's see.... I know! I run to the nearest tree, then I build a small fire from behind a tree where the goblin can't get me. I light one of my arrows in the fire and shoot it at the goblin's last known position, to illuminate the area and possibly burn the goblin.
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Shepherd

Name: Rick, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Juggernaut, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Tower Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1), Steel Knight Helmet (L1)
Inventory: (2/10), Gold (10), 50-POC, Knightâs Shield (L1)

@rick
The Lady watches you leave. She sighs, then tosses her head and proudly arches backwards into the water, diving back into the bottom of the Lake. You watch her curl through the air and notice that she is at least 20 or 30 feet long and has a bladed tail. At shore, as you approach the house, you hear an immense bang as though a door had been kicked open. A moment later, you hear a scream, a roar and a loud rip. A splash of blood hits the window from the inside.


I unsheath my sword and carefully open the door to the cabin
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Peasant

Name: Bluydee, 150 HP, 250 MP
Class: Summoner, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Mageâs Staff (L1)
Armor: Mageâs Robe (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Attack Book (L1: Fire [50MP], Lightning [50MP]), Gold (0)
Summondex:0

I pause, before pressing fire.

sonicheroes95
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Shepherd



@Sonic
Excellent! The arrow to the right reads "Scarborough" and the arrow to the left reads "The Rabbit Hole"



Name: Sonic, 150 HP, 50 MP
Class: Assassin, Level 2, EXP (0/200)
Weapon(s): True Light's Flight (L2), Throwing knife (L1)
Armor: Stealth Robes (L1)
Inventory: (3/10) Wolfpup Fur (L1), Curved Dagger (L1), Poison Vial, Gold (0)

Obviously my next stop is wonderland. down the rabbit hole I go!
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Scribe

Name: pang, 150 HP, 250 MP
Class: Summoner, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Mageâs Staff (L1)
Armor: Mageâs Robe (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Attack Book (L1: Fire [50MP], Lightning [50MP]), Gold (0)
Summondex: (0)

"No, the kick!" The Barbarian lands another blow, then ducks under your staff and kicks you in the stomach, sending you into one of the solid wooden training posts.


I stand back up
"Ah..I assumed doing that part would be getting ahead of myself! Shall we continue?" I set my staff back in the block position
Kylelolcat
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Peasant

Name: Kylelolcat, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Juggernaut, Level 4, EXP (0/500)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Knightâs Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1), Steel Knight's Helmet (L1)
Inventory: (1/10), Failsword (T9), Gold (10)

"You know, I recall a duel we never did finish!" I say as I get back up and draw my weapons.

Azywng
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Farmer

I hop in!
Where was I?

shadowgun453
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Jester

Name: Shadow, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Knight ,Level 3, EXP (0/300)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Knightâs Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1)
Inventory: (2/10) M Capture Orb (@50), 50-POC, Gold (0)

You leave the city in search of a deranged wild monster in the dark. The city is well-lit, so it provides a bit of light outside of it. After a short walk, you see a large wolf lurking through the woods. It's hard to tell which kind of wolf it is, though. It hasn't noticed you and is more or less circling the city.


I take my sword out, and wait for the wolf to get in range. Then I attack it.
MattEmAngel
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Bard

-GM Sheet-

Day: 1
Weather: Clear
Time: Night 2/8 (Day or Night out of 8)

CASTLE-KINGDOM:

Defenses: Crossbows, trebuchets, anything to keep invaders out.

Castle Wall (L1)
Castle Gate (L1)
Giant Crossbow (L1) [5]
Guardians: Guards to defend your Castle. Default soldiers exist, you must find Legendary
Castle Guards (L1) [10]
Castle Knights (L1) [10]
Legendary: None
Buildings: Free-access areas. Dungeons, Mini-Dungeons and Hidden Rooms are not included.
Great Hall I (Many locked doors are here. Can be upgraded)
Hospital (Return to regain all HP/MP in one turn. Can be upgraded)
Vault (Holds 10 items per player. Return to store any items. Can be upgraded)
Castle Store
Battlements (L1)
Barracks (L1)
Training Hall (L1) (level up to unlock more trainers/NPC backups)


Heroes of the Kingdom:
Name: Theonewhoplays, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Knight, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Knightâs Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1)
Inventory: (0/10), Gold (10)
Name: Sonic, 150 HP, 50 MP
Class: Assassin, Level 2, EXP (0/200)
Weapon(s): True Light's Flight (L2), Throwing knife (L1)
Armor: Stealth Robes (L1)
Inventory: (3/10) Wolfpup Fur (L1), Curved Dagger (L1), Poison Vial, Gold (0)
Name: Kylelolcat, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Juggernaut, Level 4, EXP (0/500)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Knightâs Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1), Steel Knight's Helmet (L1)
Inventory: (1/10), Failsword (T9), Gold (10)
Name: Max, 180 HP, 300 MP
Class: Summoner, Level 2, EXP (150/200)
Weapon(s): Mageâs Staff (L1)
Armor: Mageâs Robe (L1)
Inventory: (2/10) Attack Book (L1: Fire [50MP], Lightning [50MP]), Read Bear Fur, Gold (0),
Summondex: Red Bear (L1 [100MP])
Name: SubZero, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Ranger, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Short bow (L1)
Armor: Hunting jacket (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Arrows (-/-), Gold (0)
Name: Magic, 100 HP, 50 MP
Class: Assassin, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Curved dagger (L1), Throwing Knife (L1)
Armor: Stealth Robes (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Poison Vial, Gold (0)



ATTACKED: 0 (number of times your castle has been attacked)
BREACHED: 0 (number of times it has been breached)
STOLEN: 0 (Items that have been stolen from the Castle and moved to the other Castle)

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CASTLE-ANARCHY:

Defenses: Crossbows, trebuchets, anything to keep invaders out.

Castle Wall (L1)
Castle Gate (L1)
Giant Crossbow (L1) [5]
Guardians: Guards to defend your Castle. Default soldiers exist, you must find Legendary
Castle Guards (L1) [10]
Castle Knights (L1) [10]
Legendary: None
Buildings: Free-access areas. Dungeons, Mini-Dungeons and Hidden Rooms are not included
Great Hall I (Many locked doors are here. Can be upgraded)
Hospital (Return to regain all HP/MP in one turn. Can be upgraded)
Vault (Holds 10 items per player. Return to store any items. Can be upgraded)
Castle Store
Battlements (L1)
Barracks (L1)
Training Hall (L1) (level up to unlock more trainers/NPC backups)


Heroes of the Anarchy:
Name: Patrick2011, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Archer, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Long bow (L1)
Armor: Hunting jacket (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Arrows (-/-), Gold (0)
Name: Shadow, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Knight ,Level 3, EXP (0/300)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Knightâs Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1)
Inventory: (2/10) M Capture Orb (@50), 50-POC, Gold (0)
Name: Rick, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Juggernaut, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Tower Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1), Steel Knight Helmet (L1)
Inventory: (2/10), Gold (10), 50-POC, Knightâs Shield (L1)
Name: Gamer, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Ranger, Level 6, EXP (0/1000)
Weapon(s): Short bow (L1)
Armor: Hunting jacket (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Arrows (-/-), Gold (0)
Name: Selphy (Gamer), 5500 HP, 200 MP
Class: Archer, Level 5, EXP (4400/8000)
Weapon: Elfin Short bow (L4) + Poison (L2)
Armor: Monster Hides (L3)
Inventory (2/10): Defense Book (L3: Healing 500 HP [50 MP]), Archerâs Poison Vial (L2)
Name: pang, 150 HP, 250 MP
Class: Summoner, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Mageâs Staff (L1)
Armor: Mageâs Robe (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Attack Book (L1: Fire [50MP], Lightning [50MP]), Gold (0)
Summondex: (0)
Name: Bluydee, 150 HP, 250 MP
Class: Summoner, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Mageâs Staff (L1)
Armor: Mageâs Robe (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Attack Book (L1: Fire [50MP], Lightning [50MP]), Gold (0)
Summondex:0


ATTACKED: 0 (number of times someone has attacked your castle)
BREACHED: 0 (number of times breached)
STOLEN: 0 (Items that have been stolen from the Castle and moved to the other Castle)

_________________
Active Map:
White Forest (L1), Towns: 1
Flatwater Lake (L1), Towns: ???
Rook Island (L2), Towns: ???
Cavetop Mountain (L2), Towns: ???
Blackwater Bay (L2), Towns: ???
The Valley of Caves (L3), Towns: ???
[/b]-----------------[/b]
Battle:

Name: Gamer, 815 HP, 200 MP
Class: Ranger, Level 6, EXP (0/1000)
Weapon(s): Short bow (L1)
Armor: Hunting jacket (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Arrows (-/-), Gold (0)
Name: Selphy (Gamer), 650 HP, 200 MP
Class: Archer, Level 5, EXP (0/750)
Weapon: Elfin Short bow (L4) + Poison (L2)
Armor: Monster Fur (L3)
Inventory (3/10): Arrows (-/-), Defense Book (L3: Healing 500 HP [50 MP]), Archerâs Poison Vial (L2)
---------------VS-----------------
Name: Scorpy (L3), 215/250 HP, 0 MP
Class: Monster, Scorpion
Weapon: Scorpion Pincers (L3), Scorpion Tail (L3)
Armor: Scorpy Shell (L3)
Inventory: None

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Name: SubZero, 185 HP, 100 MP
Class: Ranger, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Short bow (L1)
Armor: Hunting jacket (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Arrows (-/-), Gold (0)
----------------VS-------------------------
Name: Tree Goblin (L1), 70 HP, 0 MP
Class: Monster, Archer
Weapon: Goblin Shortbow (L1)
Armor: Goblin Tunic (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Arrows (-/-), Gold (10)

(How are you going to make a fire?? You have no tools and no Inventory items to do it with! Plus, the Tree Goblin just moves up to the next tree. You donât have time to make fire arrows. For future reference, though, an item/upgrade will show up to make fire arrows)

The Tree Goblin is less restricted by darkness than you in the woods. He fires again, hitting you for 5! You...?



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Story:

@Max
(A Mageâs Staff is a two-handed weapon. You can defend yourself by learning defensive techniques at the Castle Training Hall, or you can find/buy/level up to get a Defense Book, which uses MP to block attacks)
The man looks you up and down. âYou can go and see the Lady if you please, but Iâll not be the one to push you in her direction. Take the rowboat to the island at the center of the lake. Thereâs a sign there. The âpasswordâ so to speak is âI am here to meet the Ladyâ.â

@rick
You open the door to see a very large, muscular man fighting a very large, angry bear. Although itâs not much of a fight, since the man is on the floor and the bear is attacking him. It turns and sees you. The bear stops, then lets out a roar and charges you!

-Epic Battle Music-

@Bluydee
You press the Fire tile. It clicks, and the chest opens, revealing a small stone key (add it to your Inventory). As you take it, the chest and table vanish into smoke once again. +50 EXP (add that to your sheet as well).

@Sonic
You follow the arrow. It leads down a long, tan-dirt path through the woods. Not far ahead, you see a light. It looks like a torch. Since the GM isnât too excited about making six battles happen all at the same time, heâs going to let you make it without any random encounters. Thank him.

âThe Rabbit Holeâ is what looks like a Tavern. A particularly bad kind of Tavern, but you donât hear any yelling or murder going on inside. You donât have any gold, but you do have a couple tradable items.

@pang
The Barbarian spins the staff in his hand. âIâll let you know when youâre getting ahead of yourself!â He strikes overhead again from the other side.
(Congrats on getting 3k posts. +5 Gold. Add it to your Gold slot).

@Kyle
The Panther unlatches his cloak and tosses it aside, revealing a dark grey tunic and a belt. He has a strange metal device latched onto his front right paw. He flexes the muscles in his legs and chest, then goes down on all fours, letting out a nasty snarl.

-Epic Battle Music-

@Shadow
Fortunately (as in, youâre welcome), it is an adult Wolfdog, exactly what the elf asked for. You strike it from behind, initiating the battle!

-Epic Battle Music-

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Message Board:

@Azywng
You werenât âanywhere.â Weâre on Page 16 and I have twelve people in-game. As a previous player, you should have checked in earlier. Go back and read my first three posts and get a Stat Sheet posted if you want to play.

AllPlayers:
FIVE BATTLES at the same time?? CRAP. Hope I can keep up with you guys. I'm still working on Level-Up rewards, and you're all going to hit L2 after your first battle. Haha let's make it happen!

By the way, always check your Stat Sheets to make sure everything is there. If I reward you with something randomly (because I might), update your Stat Sheet before you re-post. If I give it to you in a battle, I will give you an updated Stat Sheet. Otherwise, you will need to add it yourself, because I will forget about it.

END GM Sheet

rick073
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Shepherd

Name: Rick, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Juggernaut, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Tower Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1), Steel Knight Helmet (L1)
Inventory: (2/10), Gold (10), 50-POC, Knightâs Shield (L1)


@rick
You open the door to see a very large, muscular man fighting a very large, angry bear. Although itâs not much of a fight, since the man is on the floor and the bear is attacking him. It turns and sees you. The bear stops, then lets out a roar and charges you!


I stab upwards, timing it so that the stab hits just before the bear can attack me.
MattEmAngel
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Bard

Me updating "The Two Towers:"

Someone posts: Ok, got it.
Several repost: Okay, I think I can handle it
At least eight people post: ...gonna have to do the GM Sheet.
THE GM SHEET
Opens GM Sheet in MS Word: *singing random song*
Starts reading all the posts: oh crap, that's a lot of stuff
Starts GM Sheet: oh crap oh crap oh crap
Still updating GM Sheet: OH CRAP OH CRAP
Almost done updating GM Sheet: I DID SOMETHING WRONG
Preparing to Submit new GM Sheet: THERE'S NO WAY I REMEMBERED EVERYONE
Submits GM Sheet: HECK YEAH!! BEST GAME EVER!!
......
Ten seconds later: Someone reposted ALREADY?!

Kylelolcat
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Peasant

I think this works as the battle theme against Panther...

Name: Kylelolcat, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Juggernaut, Level 4, EXP (0/500)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Knightâs Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1), Steel Knight's Helmet (L1)
Inventory: (1/10), Failsword (T9), Gold (10)

The Panther unlatches his cloak and tosses it aside, revealing a dark grey tunic and a belt. He has a strange metal device latched onto his front right paw. He flexes the muscles in his legs and chest, then goes down on all fours, letting out a nasty snarl.


I take the initiative and go directly for his legs with my sword, then bash his face with my shield!
SubZero007
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Shepherd

Name: SubZero, 185 HP, 100 MP
Class: Ranger, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Short bow (L1)
Armor: Hunting jacket (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Arrows (-/-), Gold (0)
----------------VS-------------------------
Name: Tree Goblin (L1), 70 HP, 0 MP
Class: Monster, Archer
Weapon: Goblin Shortbow (L1)
Armor: Goblin Tunic (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Arrows (-/-), Gold (10)


(How are you going to make a fire?? You have no tools and no Inventory items to do it with! Plus, the Tree Goblin just moves up to the next tree. You donât have time to make fire arrows. For future reference, though, an item/upgrade will show up to make fire arrows)

The Tree Goblin is less restricted by darkness than you in the woods. He fires again, hitting you for 5! You...?


I FIRE BACK! **** this goblin. He needs to die! I trade staying behind cover for speed. I step into the open and fire as many arrows as I can for a short period of time.
shadowgun453
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Jester

Name: Shadow, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Knight ,Level 3, EXP (0/300)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Knightâs Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1)
Inventory: (2/10) M Capture Orb (@50), 50-POC, Gold (0)

I try to cleave the wolf in twine.

SubZero007
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Shepherd

@shadow: do you mean in twain?
@Matt: I lol'd multiple times during your story about updating.

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