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Wyrmlance

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What a ride it was. Ups, and downs, but a lot of fun.

Thank you for all who interacted with me, and to those who ringran with me. There's been a lot across the months, so I will not start naming people one by one. I appreciate you all.

I generally play only humans, so Huckleberry was a foray to something I don't do. My idea was to create the best crossbow(half)man, since people diss on the weapon so much. I got a lot of sneers in the start about how the build is nothing but a meme that won't work, but it ended up doing fine, albeit much of it is thanks to the loot I received over his lifetime.

As a character, I aimed to play a young, careless, reckless halfling with little thought to the consequences of his actions, lacking an ability to make wise decisions. He started out that way, but toward the end grew a bit more gloomy over the constant losses he endured as friends kept dying left and right.

Some little things on top of my mind, other than being swallowed by 64:
- Gambling away at the Feast before understanding the rules, because the first item presented happened to be a crossbow. He received it, losing his necklace and becoming old. For a long time, he stubbornly claimed he had won, when in heart he knew he didn't. Regaining his youth became the focus for his ringrunning, chasing after rumored ways to cure his affliction, be it Mistlevale Cider, Ring 1, or participating in the Draft Tournament for clues.
- Before ringrunning he was involved in the attempt to restore the Old Harbor with the Fairway Crew, as well as being an active member of the Reformed Beggar's Guild.
- Continuing on the subject, 99 spins on the Wheel of Fire. I wanted to make the hundredth a spectacle, but I ended up delaying it constantly: it never happened. Probably still the record for most spins!
- Survival from multiple events, perhaps most notably YMD's Necropolis, which ended up being very character-defining. He wished to save those who were left behind by defeating Pallid Prince, and in specific Elene - whose death he felt responsible for, yet who had saved them from the prison that was Pallid Palace.
- Became the champion of the Spinning Groat arena; with a crossbow at that.
- Efforts to help the Steadings, in the form of aiding Nadine to cook a 1000 meals, participating in the looting and pillaging of Endless Feast, and defending it from the Ghyl and other foes on multiple occasions.
- He had the biggest crush on Angela Haust, keeping mementos of her until his own demise.
- He fought the goblin menace alongside the other halflings, during the second big rush of hins during his lifetime. Good times.
- While often accused of being a friendlyman, he never shied away from speaking his mind to Retainers nor turning them down. I guess since it didn't usually quite erupt into PvP, people still like to throw that word around.
- A halfling no stranger to regicide, he fought The King of the Keysnatchers, and an undead called the Underking.
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Unbuffed at the end. Surprisingly good saves:

The sheet does not show size bonus and PBS, so 19/14 most of the time.

I did not take screenshots of his peak condition, but here are the better ones:
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I know people are more interested in loot than build or screenshots, so let's start with those before screenshots from along the journey, in the order of acquisition.

Crossbow, received from the short Feast. Thanks, abala!
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A ring of made of apparent kobold feces, received from an event ran by BOM and Calculor:
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My Christmas gift, from Vlaid. One of the things that truly made Huck pop:
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Now, perhaps the most interesting piece ... a set of child-sized finery, somewhat resembling that of Sunpurse garb. Only a couple voiced the familiarity, nobody pushed it.  ;) from YMD's Pallid event.
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The unique power was to let his own blood into a vial. It is why he became a bit anemic, as reflected in his description.



Standing by Sunpurses ... blending.


The coolest loot I have ever received, for many reasons.
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His helmet, courtesy of Equinox! Earned from an event he ran with BOM.
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A little change came forward after fighting the Underking. Thanks Skaghunter:
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That's all the loot, I think.

And then some screenshots from across the journey. I did not take as many as I should have; something I always forget. There's still about eighty, so for now, I will post Imgur album, and might edit the more significant ones in with titles later.
https://imgur.com/a/iozXjwb


Thanks all! I will take a bit of a break, most likely, but will be back.

« Last Edit: April 04, 2021, 05:41:11 PM by Wyrmlance »



LiAlH4

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Well done! :)



cmenden

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I liked Huck a lot and I'm still sad over his death! I thought he was consistently and effectively characterized and enjoyed all our RP together!

I think this was our first time interacting, and I even played with him on two PCs who had very different relationships with him. I look forward to playing again on future PCs!



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Huck, noooooooo!  After all our time building toward the big fight, it was heartbreaking to see you fall.  Even more heartbreaking to see how Winnie handled it.  I always enjoyed our adventures and more candid conversations.  Looking forward to your next.



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One Huck of a character. Nadine trying to keep Caitling, Huck and Boppi from tearing holes in existance with with their 8 wisdom shenanigans was fun! riiiiiight up until it got Angela Killed :(

Nadine was real sad about that one :(

Just watching Huck sitting on a hill, hasted and just picking off every NPC Wizard for a mile around as he pivoted in place. Never forget that :)




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Boppi's best buddy, sucks I just drifted away from it all a couple months ago. Would have been fun to be there until the end.



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Very well done. Will never forget the conversation our PCs had - ages ago now - in the Mongrelwoods, where Huck opened up and discussed his memories ... it was clear how haunted he was. That's when I started being very impressed by how well characterized Huck was as a PC. It left an indelible impression on Agnes, and he's one of those few PCs whose death will also leave its mark on her. Well done!



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I had the pleasure to talk with you and share good times with Gawen, sadly when he saw you were close to Zheng he decided to take steps away from you, but i enjoyed the char not the less, Rock hard little halfling



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on: April 05, 2021, 06:20:29 AM
From the laughable first encounter on Aleister, to the fun deep ringing on Gor'tam, it was always a treat to bump into Huck.
[11:23 PM] Howlando: Feel free LealWG
[11:23 PM] Howlando: I'll give you a high five + fist bump tip



annwn

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Well done!



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Easily one of my favorite PCs to interact and adventure with. Iím also really surprised at the Pure Fighter build. That is awesome!!



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Nice PC :) We interacted across a few of my PCs and Huck was always a delight. really consistent and delightful RP each time.



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I really enjoyed playing the Huck and Winnie duo. Rare and treasured to have such along, nuanced, and fun dynamic between two characters.



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Huck and Novia had such good interactions, Huck was such a good character! There were a lot of heartfelt moments and /really/ funny moments

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I always loved hearing about your spins in the Groat. Great character.