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The propaganda machine

Post by Tarax the Terrible » 26 Mar 2010 15:44

Note from the BDA board back in 2004 I think.
A Fitting End for Enemy Gorin! 53 Tarax Mortal Aug 31

Hail Soldiers!

Yesterday the Champion Hobbit Gorin made a very big mistake and attacked
an Officer of the Blue Dragonarmy.


There is only one known punishment for such a crime, DEATH!!!


However we were merciful to this hobbit, instead of making
him live a life of fear, jumping at shadows having nightmares
of dragons rending his flesh from the bone, dragonarmy swords
cutting him to pieces!!!
Instead of that, we carried out the sentence quickly and put him
out of his miserable existence in Flotsam today...

Officer Jenya lead the assault assisted by myself and Soldier
Zar. It was quick and most definitely painful !!!

Keep your eyes peeled for this fool as he may not have
yet learnt his lesson...

He is a chubby young male hobbit.
He has scars on his left leg, right leg, nose, left arm, right arm, left hand,
right hand, forehead, left cheek and right cheek.
He is wielding a sturdy steel longsword in his left hand.
A small silver chain of nine links is suspended from the left side of his
collar, down to the throat.
He is wearing a small silver chain, a mithril shield, an elaborate
diamond-encrusted white-gold torque, an ornamented golden platemail, a
silver mermaid ring, a pair of steel boots, a pair of blue shin guards, a
golden bracelet and a dark black helmet.
His hair is short, ginger and windswept.
He has one wicked sapphire blue eye.
He has dark brown skin.
He looks cultivated.
He is short and of normal width for a hobbit.
He looks like the image of perfection.
He seems to be feeling very well.
He proudly bears the title Vice Chief Archeologist of Genesis.
He is gallantly carrying a money-sack over the shoulder, which indicates that
He is an Obscenely Wealthy Member of the Rich Men's Club.

How quickly this sight became...

On an eroding dirt road through a great forest.
There are three obvious exits: north, south and southeast.
A corpse of a chubby young male hobbit.
Zar and Jenya.


In the Name of Kitiara,
Officer Tarax
Didn't mention of course that we ganked him while he was idle.. :twisted:
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Re: The propaganda machine

Post by Tarax the Terrible » 26 Mar 2010 15:49

Another one from back then.
Didn't realise at the time that this player may have unintentionally stole from me...
Thought I noticed an intentional theft and felt pretty happy about punishing it.
More than this Kender bargained for! 131 Tarax Mortal Aug 19

Hail Soldiers!

Life as a Dragonarmy Officer has it perks.
While on patrol in Flotsam today I came across a kender
who had been reported for stealing from customers in the
money-lenders. I don't have much time for these peck pests
and was looking forward to roughly escorting him from the
city. But the crazy fool tried to steal from ME! While I
was patrolling in Uniform!!!!

This made my day! I wasted no time in tearing the little
rat to shreds!!! He was quite sizeable, maybe even a titan
It was very satisfying to Annihilate him so quickly...

Here are some memories of the event for you to enjoy!
-----------------------------------------------------

You pass through the curtain and into a shady moneylenders.

Moneylenders.
There is one obvious exit: east.
A devious nimble-fingered male kender.
>
You notice the devious nimble-fingered male kender borrowing a soft leather
pouch (open) from you!
la kender
He is a devious nimble-fingered male kender.
He has scars on his left leg, right arm and right hand.
He is wearing a golden scabbard.
He is shivering from the cold.
He has pale blue eyes.
He is wearing a pair of leather militia boots, a breathtaking
moonstone-studded electrum torque, a blue belt of pouches (open) and a
silver mermaid ring.
His hair is long, golden brown and styled with a top-knot.
He is extremely short and of normal width for a kender.
He looks like the image of perfection.
He seems to be feeling very well.
He has pierced ears with no rings in them.
He is wearing a bright silver string of beads in his hair.
>
You attack the devious nimble-fingered male kender.
>
Breaking through the devious nimble-fingered male kender's guard, you bash
him with the hilt of your green steel longsword.

You scratch the devious nimble-fingered male kender's legs with your green
steel longsword.
A flash of grey light leaps from the shimmering longsword and shines on the
body of the devious nimble-fingered male kender.
You are a bit stronger than the devious nimble-fingered male kender.
The devious nimble-fingered male kender is a bit better coordinated than you.
You are a bit healthier than the devious nimble-fingered male kender.
The devious nimble-fingered male kender is a bit smarter than you.
You are a bit wiser than the devious nimble-fingered male kender.
You are a bit braver than the devious nimble-fingered male kender.
>
You execute Dragon Strikes The Tiger at the devious nimble-fingered male
kender!
Your attack mildly cuts the devious nimble-fingered male kender!
You slice open the stomach of the devious nimble-fingered male kender with your
shimmering longsword.
You feel calm again.

>
You are physically slightly hurt and mentally in full vigour.
The devious nimble-fingered male kender is feeling rather hurt.
>
You slice open the stomach of the devious nimble-fingered male kender with
your shimmering longsword.
You feel calm again.
You slash at the devious nimble-fingered male kender's legs with your green
steel longsword, scoring a minor flesh wound.

The devious nimble-fingered male kender lightly bruises your head with his left
fist.
You say: Thief scum!

You slash the stomach of the devious nimble-fingered male kender with your
shimmering longsword.
You feel calm again.
You drink some of the mixture of Gontish grog, 40 Draughts Doom and six
Draughts Doom from the big bottle.
>
You are physically slightly hurt and mentally in full vigour.
The devious nimble-fingered male kender is in a very bad shape.
>
>
The devious nimble-fingered male kender lightly bruises your body with his
right foot.
You slash the body of the devious nimble-fingered male kender with your
shimmering longsword.
You feel calm again.
>
You slash the left shoulder of the devious nimble-fingered male kender with
your shimmering longsword.
You feel calm again.
The devious nimble-fingered male kender strikes at your body with his right
fist, but your blue plate armour protects you.
With a powerful swing of your green steel longsword, you slash open a crippling
wound in the devious nimble-fingered male kender's body.
You feel calm again.
You rake the devious nimble-fingered male kender's body with your green steel
longsword.
You nearly sunder the chest of the devious nimble-fingered male kender with
your shimmering longsword.
Your aura changes from grey to scarlet.
The devious nimble-fingered male kender died.
You killed the devious nimble-fingered male kender.
>
A sudden chill permeates the air, and a dark shadow seems to sweep over his
lifeless eyes.
-----------------------------------------------------

In the Name of Highlord Kitiara!
For the Glory of Takhisis!!!
Officer Tarax
No idea who it was.
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Re: The propaganda machine

Post by Bromen » 28 Mar 2010 13:13

you couldn't find a better offhand sword?

cmon tarax...

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Re: The propaganda machine

Post by Tarax the Terrible » 29 Mar 2010 11:55

:D The part about the "reports" was also propaganda (lies).
The incident was totally unplanned, Tarax walked into the room noticed the theft so attacked.
Was wondering why they would steal something then stand there to be chopped apart.
Didn't realise the theft might have been involuntary :shock:
Shintor did seem to do most of the work huh?

Think it was shortly after this two kenders believe it was Soote and Kvator attacked me and Adrian when I was fighting white wolf in Terel.
I killed the wolf and tried to run away but got lost in caves and ran around everywhere in a panic making quite a fool out of Tarax.
Once Adrian (a soldier not an officer) was the leader he took the fight back to them and we easily fought them off, I think one of them
had no armours! (Ended up everyone in Terel saferoom and they laughed their ass off at Tarax running all around like a headless chicken)
So of course that tale had to be twisted to shortened version when reported back.

"Kenders attacked Officer in Uniform foolish pecks!
How dare they, They will not get away with this!!!
Of course we easily fought them off...
Commendation to soldier Adrian."

Which then led to lots of fights between Tarax and Kvator, and Tarax killing everything in Kendermore on a regular basis.
Leading to more propaganda, Tarax naming himself as the Butcher of Kendermore etc.
Piling up all their hoopaks at the gap and putting kender skulls on pikes all around Flotsam. :twisted:

The propaganda machine of the Army was very alive back then, people bragging about their deeds, everything being
twisted into a pro BDA light. Wish I had more of the notes logged.
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Re: The propaganda machine

Post by Tarax the Terrible » 14 Apr 2010 22:14

Found some notes on sleepy boards.

Kendermore..
Reading note number 16.
A Wanted Poster is pinned here. 40 Tarax Mortal Jul 9 2005

Greetings Peck Folk!

Long have we in Flotsam tolerated you as Neighbours.
We have been nothing but generous to you, offering you
trade and sanctuary, Protecting you from the wicked Knights
of Solamnia. You all know how they despise you.
Yet the Kind Dragonarmy forces let you take the crust from
our very table. But it seems that one of your number
is not satisfied with this arrangement and seeks to disrupt
this prosperous peace!

Such wicked deeds, it saddens my heart gravely.
The rat in question is a Young Furry male kender, many of you
will know him as Kvator.

He has a history of causing trouble in our peaceful town
and I have long banished him from their in an effort to keep
the peace. But his wickedness continues to fall to new depths
and he has made a full enemy of himself now by viciously attacking
the peace keeping forces of Lady Kitiara.

I cannot stand by any longer and let his evilness go unpunished.
He has forced my hand, so now I come into Your Town with murder
on my mind, as he has often done to mine.

While you continue to Harbour this awful criminal I shall slaughter
the inhabitants of the town! But do not blame me, blame your evil
brother Kvator the warlike.
In order to restort peace all you have to do is surrender the
evil one to the mercy of the Blue Army.
Yes he with the Big Money-sack, do you not think he has sold you
out before?!! Now is your chance to earn some coin, and restore
peace between us your generous neighbours.

Information leading to the capture of Kvator will be rewarded by
a purse of 250 platinums.

In the Name of Highlord Kitiara,
For Takhsisis and the General!!!
High Officer Tarax Taranor of the Blue Dragonarmy of Ansalon




Reading note number 17.
Resistance will be punished! 14 Tarax Mortal Jul 10 2005

Wicked Peck Folk!

I have tried to reason with you but you Force my hand!
Surrender the Rebel or pay the Price...

The Hoopaks of your fallen Kin shall be piled high at your gates
until you come to your senses.

The skulls of your Brothers and Sisters are fodder for my Pikes!
This time there is Fifty Hoopaks for the One Rebel!
Next Time there Shall be One Hundred!!!
And so it shall continue, on that you have my word.

High Officer Tarax Taranor - The Butcher of Kendermore
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Re: The propaganda machine

Post by Tarax the Terrible » 14 Apr 2010 22:22

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Reading note number 1.
Join the Blue Dragonarmy!                  77 Sirion      Mortal  Oct 26 2000

 _____________________________________________________________
|                                                             |
|                                                             |
|                                                             |
| Hail in the name of Kitiara, Dark lady!                     |
|                                                             |
| The rumour travels the lands like leafs in the wind. Let it |
| be known that the Blue Dragonarmy is currently allowing     |
| new talents to try their worth as soldiers of the Dark Queen|
|                                                             |
| Who are you? Do you have a vision? Do you want to take part |
| in our glorious crusade against Knighthood, to reinstate    |
| dark law and order in Krynn. Do you want to test your might |
| on the vast battlefields of these realms? Do you want to    |
| march through the gates of the pagan city of Vinegaard Keep |
| and see the last bastion of hope for Paladine's worshippers |
| perish, as we raise our blue banners over the wasted ruins? |
| Do you want to feel the rush of complete and utter victory  |
| as the blue dragons, our own allies, soaring in the skies,  |
| salute you with immense firebolts, acompanied by the        |
| everbeating drums of our mighty armies? Well, do you?       |
|                                                             |
| Do you think you have what is takes to join this elite      |
| force of Gentlemen warriors, the Dark Lady Kitiara's        |
| renowned shock-legions - The Blue Dragonarmy? If you do,    |
| then seek us out. At the moment we are camped in the lava   |
| city of Sanction, under the steadfast command of General    |
| Karpath of the house of Umarth. Sanction is easily reached  |
| from the port town of Newports and Port Balifor, by our     |
| courier ships and troop ferries. Explore our city, wander   |
| the streets and feel the smell of victory emitting from     |
| everything around us, from our well-drilled guards to our   |  
| famous Pubs. Do not forget to visit our library, where you  |
| can be further enlightened about us, in terms of history    |
| and such.                                                   |
|                                                             |
| To apply to the Blue Dragonarmy you must have reached the   |
| mortal level of veteran, the Dark Queen accepts no weaklings|
| under Her command. The Dark Queen will accept humans,       |
| goblins and half-elves in Her ranks, lesser races are       |
| welcome to try, but may find themselves facing canteen      |
| service. Though soldiers enjoy entertainment off duty,      |
| entertainers have no place within a fighting force.         |
| Therefore Mummers of Sybarus and Dancers of the Veil need   |
| not bother. Old fogeys might be adequate storytellers but   |
| are best left home in the Pub.                              |
|                                                             |
| Your application should include your name, race, titles,    |
| mortal level and your personal history as well as past and  |
| present guild affiliations. Most importantly it must        |
| include why you want to serve the Highlord Kitiara and what |
| you think you can contribute to our cause. All this you     |
| will send to our Recruitment Commander, Soldier Sirion.     |
|                                                             |
| If you are deemed worthy to serve, you will undergo our     |
| recruitment training programme, supervised by our competent |
| Taskmaster. Our battletechniques are those of true          |
| swordsmasters. We train in the use of two swords, thus      |
| bearing double destruction upon our enemies. The Taskmaster |
| will hone your combatskills to perfection and provide you   |
| with essential knowledge about tactics and equipment, until |
| you are the ultimate fighting machine, still highly         |
| personal, yet the deadliest of foes.                        |
|                                                             |
| Do not hesitate! Follow your heart and do the right thing   |
| for your future!                                            |
|                                                             |
|                        Glory!                               |
|                       Majesty!                              |
|                        Unity!                               |
|                                                             |
|               Join the Blue Dragonarmy!                     |
|                                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________|


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Re: The propaganda machine

Post by Tarax the Terrible » 14 Apr 2010 22:24

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Reading note number 12.
A Recruitment Poster is pinned here.       43 Tarax       Mortal  Apr  4 2004

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 By order of General Bildor!
 In the name of Dragon Highlord Kitiara!
 
 The Blue Dargonarmy of Ansalon is once again recruiting.
 If you think you have what it takes to join this Elite Force...
 Mail the Recruitment Officer and his Assistant for details of how to apply.
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     Current Recruitment Officer - Tarax
   Current Recruitment Assistant - Adrian
> read 13

Reading note number 13.
re Tarax                                   11 Celemir     Mortal  May 11 2004

hello there, I went by your pen and had a 
nice that with your dragon and all, he seems very
cute and have a good sence of humour, not
often found in dragons, anway we discused what 
his master was like and agreed apon that he
was more ugly then sin, and could use to lose
some weight, so remember to wear that helmet all the time and have a a good
morning run, and you should  be fine i guess.
Have fun
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Re: The propaganda machine

Post by Elita » 16 Apr 2010 23:45

I found another one from the propaganda machine...

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Proclamation of Blue Dragonarmy.           73 Tarax        Jun 17 2003


The following is the Proclamation of Major Ares
HighMaster of the Blue Dragonarmy.

  ____________________________________________________________
 /'\ 
|   |
| \/___________________________________________________________/
|                                                            
 \                                                            
  \                                                            
  |                                                             
  |           Hail Takhisis, Queen of Darkness!                 
  |     Hail Kitiara, Highlord of the Blue Dragonarmy!          
  |                                                             
  | To the Most Loyal Knights of Solamnia,                      
  | To the Mighty Defenders of Vingaard Keep,                   
  |                                                             
  | Hear this call loud and clear!                              
  |                                                             
  | The Everman is soon to be found!                            
  | The Dark Queen s arrival is imminent!                       
  |                                                             
  | Where are you Knights of Solamnia?  Where are you                
  | Defenders of the False God?  You grow weaker with every     
  | waking morning.  You know this in your hearts.              
  |                                                             
  | Look Paladine right in his deceiving eyes.  Paladine has    
  | turned his back on you!  He will not help you in this       
  | grand time of need.                                         
  |                                                             
  | There is only one who will give you hope.  One who      
  | will show you the true path to strength and enlightenment.  
  | This One is the Dark Queen!                                 
  |                                                             
  | Hear Her call, Knights of Solamnia!                          
  |                                                             
  | Your time runs out!  But it is not too late to save your    
  | souls.                                                      
  |                                                             
  | Turn from the path of Paladine and let Takhisis touch your  
  | heart!  Embrace She of Many Faces and join with the Blue    
  | Dragonarmy!                                                 
  |                                                             
  | We will welcome you with open arms into our glorious ranks. 
  | Be on the winning side when war is unleashed!               
  |                                                             
  | Act Soon!  Embrace your new colleges in the Blue Army and   
  | soar to unseen heights!  There will be no application       
  | needed.  Just contact me, no one else.  I shall see to it   
  | with no questions asked.  You will be respected and treated 
  | an equal.                                                   
  |                                                             
  | I look forward to your companionship.                       
  |                                                             
  | Signed,                                                     
  |                                                             
  | Ares the Blackheart                                         
  | Dragon Templar of Takhisis                                  
  | Dragon HighMaster of the Blue Dragonarmy                    
  |                                                             
  |                                                             
   \                                                            
  _ \                                                            
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 \__/____________________________________________________________/


You would be wise to heed it!

Sergeant Tarax,
In the name of the Dark Lady!
For the glory of the Dark Queen!!!

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Re: The propaganda machine

Post by Tarax the Terrible » 18 Apr 2010 02:49

Elita wrote:I found another one from the propaganda machine...]
NICE

evilares@gmail.com

miss that guy, sent him a link to this thread.. :)
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Re: The propaganda machine

Post by Kvator » 12 Sep 2010 23:15

hahaha, remember those fights. was funny :D (even if kenders can't compete with normal fighter guilds ;) )

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