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The gentle mist settled over the newly built village rooftops as the morning sun rose and pierced the foggy shroud, chasing away the shadows lurking amongst the piles of fresh bricks and workmen tools on the many work sites that had sprung up over the last few weeks.

Until now the quiet crusader village and surrounding lands had had little influence from the strange portal contraptions that had been built nearby by the lands new lord; Captain Nicolaus Grey. So it was quite the shock to the small collection of villagers when a team of builders turned up claiming to be employed by Kane’s Constructions Co and proceeded to start building at an alarming rate.

 

This was quickly followed by even more teams making an appearance, building even more structures big and small. Before they knew it, the once small village now had several towering buildings, the largest which now dominated the village was the Star Fort being built that looked like it was designed to withstand a rather brutal assault. A bazar structure that looked like a steam train crashed into a school house now puffed and steamed from its many chimneys and brass pipes of all shapes and sizes lined the walls. In the centre of town a clock tower which reached high above the heads of passers-by chimed on the hour and provided a lofty height for the new guards stationed on top to keep lookout. Quickly the village started to become overrun with new and strangely modern buildings.

 

At first all these new buildings weren’t much concern to the local populous. The workmen seemed happy to leave without fuss at the end of the work day and disappear off towards the portals leaving the locals to themselves. However, soon new taverns where being constructed and the appearance of a pleasure house meant many of the workmen were not leaving at the end of the day. Soon the place seemed to be crawling with off-worlders and became even more crowded with the completion of the Fort, bringing with it more colourful off-worlders who were now making this village their home.

 

As the sun set on the last day of the month, the shadows settled on a very different scene. The few thatched houses now were but small features in a sea of red brick, lead tiles and the Kane’s Construction Co stamp proudly displayed. The streets swarmed with a colourful assortment of people who bustled around in the new gas lamps that lined the streets. A patrol of guards sporting Lord Greys crest walked down the street giving various passers-by the evil eye. The once tiny market place had grown and showed no sign of slowing down as various would-be merchants set up shop on the freshly cobbled street. Even the locals had started taking advantage of their new found fortune, enjoying the delights and opportunities that the march of progress and investment had now made available. For better or worse, this town was going to be a place of much change and interesting times…

 

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(Chee) Darius Kane of the Furious Penetrator- Do you know who I am?!

The legend of Needle-dick will forever live on- Sesuna

November 19, 2016 at 10:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Gideon
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A number of locals watch.

Most notably riders in armour and either Sir Gregor or Lady Jeanette.

They stop, watching, taking notes and ride off.

There is a lot of grumbling around the area, even some armed forces on the edges, but over the days they disapate, returning home.

November 19, 2016 at 3:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Chee
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*Inside the fine tavern the 'Don't Let Darius' Inn*

The smoky tavern is filled with a colourful range of patrons; the sound of conversation was a buzz with the voices of the jolly and the drunk. The people crowded around tables and bar stools was a mix of fine attire and simple peasant garbs. At one table sat Darius Kane, dirt covered from another hard days labour on the build sites but looking happy and at home in the busy bar. Around the table, various other locals and contractors sat drinking but some did not look so happy.


“… I don’t like it. How long is it before a bunch of spear wielding backwards savages come running onto one of the build sites and start killing everyone?!”


The speaker was a short gruff man looking worse for wear and even more dirt covered than Darius. Taking a long drink from his mug Darius smiled.


“Come on Billy, have I ever steered you wrong? We got a good thing going here. We haven’t had an attack since the Jarl beat the hell out of that Lord chap. We have new trade groups showing interest in our venture here and the access we can offer them to untapped markets. We’ve even got a fortification and standing force to see off any of the ‘backwards savages’ and their spears.”


Billy looks wholly unconvinced by Darius reassurances and bangs his mug on the table.


“DON’T YOU GET IT! Look, I know you’re an ass but you’re smarter than this. We are putting all our eggs in one basket and then painting a giant red target on that basket! We have a tiny bit of land here. Every neighbour we have here would want to… and has attacked us for not having enough forces to look after this area. Now we have those forces how long before they see us as a threat and attack us for that! On top of that we are building so many enterprises and ‘investments’ we are now a fat duck just waiting to be plucked. You think you can handle the locals with a few mercenary’s? They can and will outnumber us and if those lords band together against us we will lose everything we worked for. …and that doesn’t even cover the fact that you are keeping open those forsaken portals that given ANYONE from ANY world access to our boarders. You basically opened up four extra front lines for untold death to come charging in from. Get your head out your ass because I’ll bet you my last pay-check it’s about to get bit!”


The tone of those gather around the table now looked grim. Some of them nursed their mugs while others kept glancing at Darius, waiting for some sort of reassurance. The prospect of losing everything they were working so hard for obviously weight heavily on their minds.


“I think… you forget… who I am.”


Looking up from his drink Darius meets Billy’s scowl with an intense gaze.


“I have no intention of being ‘plucked’ like a duck my friend and I assure you, anyone who decides to… take issue, with our little town will find they will deeply regret it. That I will make sure of.”


This doesn’t seem to calm the mood, if anything the table looks more worried. Darius gives a little sigh and puts on a friendly and winning smile.


“Look… this place is a land of opportunity. You’ve got to take some risks if you want to go big. Don’t worry about our ‘neighbours’. We will be expanding our military as we grow and make the necessary friends to see no one try’s anything stupid.

Besides, taking this area would be less profitable than being our ally in the long run. The challenge is to get people from all worlds to see this place as the cross roads to success and prosperity but not a place they would want to take as they would be putting themselves directly between and in the crosshairs of all the other factions that could profit from working with us. The other challenge is to prevent our town becoming the fall guy every time some rag-tag group of off world merc’s do something to piss off the locals from which ever random lands they ended up in. We do the diplomacy, grease the palms that need it, and have the cannon loaded and ready. I can’t guarantee that there won’t be times when things get messy but you can be certain I will make sure that at the end of the day it’s us who have a smile on our face and gold in our pockets.”


The table is quiet for a moment. The worried faces thinking it over and slowly returning to their usual cheery selves. The conversation moves on and the babble of talk joins the chorus of revelry that fills the bar.

 

November 20, 2016 at 8:03 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Chee
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The 'Dont Let Darius' inn

November 20, 2016 at 8:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Gideon
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There is a flicker and a roar as the portal to Melnisia crackles open, they walk directly accross Anchor with barely a flicker. There is a rush of ozone as the portal to Lorian crackles to life and without a word the Melnisians disapear into Lorian...

November 23, 2016 at 5:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Chee
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<The ever watchful and vigilant boarder guard on alert!>

The rather nonchalant guards posted at the gates shrug and make a note to add this to their end of day report... not even bothering to send a runner to the garison. After all, the town wasnt under attack and no one wanted to have to run today. A few hours later, the portal guard sargent takes a leisurly stroll into town for a pub lunch and maybe drop off the report on his way past the garsion...



November 28, 2016 at 2:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Chee
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ANCHOR

Is Now the Place to be!

Hello Friend,

Anchor now boasts the only interdimensional crossroads that allows access to all worlds via the crusade based town of Anchor, the new centre of trade and commerce.

I am your host, Darius Kane here to tell you about the open border policy of the lands belonging to Lord-Captain Nicolaus Grey. His lordship invites you to bring your trade and goodwill and become part of the fast growing industry of Open Portal Trading (OPT).

If your looking for building construction, weapons brokering ,resource trading and more, come to buy or to sell or have a look at our investment options.

Opportunity Awaits!

 

 Send a message to christophersmart @ outlook. com

 

 

 

January 14, 2017 at 9:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Chee
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AVALBLE SERVICES

Current Available Services

Smith and Crafting (Made to Order)

Cost Item

~8 Hand Weapons

~10 Two Hand Weapons

~8 Pistol Class Fire Arm

~10 Rifle Class Fire Arms

~8 Bow/Cross Bow

~5 Light Grade Amour

~8 Medium Grade Amour

~10 Heavy Grade Amour

~5 Small Shield

~8 Medium Shield

~10 Large Shield

~6 Tools of the trade

Artisan crafting tools

Artistic tools

Blacksmithing tools

Construction tools

Alchemy tools

Powder monkey tools

Cog head tools

Medical tools

 

January 14, 2017 at 9:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Chee
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Master Working equipment

~8 Reinforced (Unbreakable)

~8 Balanced

(Double your skill use with this item)

~8 Counter measures

(Resistance to an effect)

~8 Precision tools (Repull on skill use)

~8 Robust redesign (Use skill on mission)

~8 Pseudoscience preparation

(item may receive a ‘spell’)

~8 Technical frame work system

(item may receive an ‘invention)

 

January 14, 2017 at 9:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Chee
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Have an idea for something you want the masters to have a look at? Just ask us and we will see what we can do!

 

January 14, 2017 at 9:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Chee
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Kane’s Construction Company

~8 per building or upgrade feature

 

Buildings of all types available for construction. Can begin construction in any world.

!!SPECAIL OFFER!!

Lord Captain Grey offering FREE construction rights in the area of ANCHOR (Subject to approval of application)

Gain the benefit of the protection of the local garrison forces, access to multiple world portals and be at the heart of the new interdimensional trade centre of the world!

 

January 14, 2017 at 9:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Chee
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Junk for cash!!!!

Need to get rid of that old leather armour? Have that sword you never use just lying around? Need money fast?

Silver Lining Supplies can turn your unwanted items into cash!

Just bring what you have to sell to ANCHOR and contact Darius Kane or a Silver Lining supplies representative and they can apprise your items and make an offer turning your unwanted junk into a payday!

 

January 14, 2017 at 9:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Chee
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Resource Trading Program

Buy and sell resource so you have what you need!

Current exchange rates and resource types are subject to availability. Please enquire at the time of exchange.

{ Latest Exchange rate }

~1 Resource charge

per ~5 resource exchanged.

Example: An exchange of ~5 silver for ~5 iron would cost ~1 resource. So it would cost a total of ~6 silver to buy ~5 iron.

 

January 14, 2017 at 9:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Chee
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Enquire with one of our

representatives or visit

ANCHOR for our current

resource availability

 

January 14, 2017 at 9:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Chee
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So… Where is this

ANCHOR place?

We have portals in each world. Please see the list bellow for your nearest portal!

Lorian

Dockside on the free port fortress in the Centerian seas off the Packtrics coast.

Gate

30miles North-West of London. Follow the signs from Buckingham central station.

Melnisa

2 miles west of the Southen Easten most edge of the Silver Sands desert. Locally known as the Oasis of Stone

Sann

At the west entrance to the Valley of the fall leaf, half a days walk from the peak of the hidden beast.

Crusade

The home of Anchor itself . Found on the easten continent, 30 miles north from the great river Kelcon. On the boarder of the fellwick lands and the capital of Lord Captain Greys lands.

 

 

January 14, 2017 at 9:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Chee
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FREE* INTERDIMENTIONAL TRAVEL!

The exciting and some say infamous portals guild are happy to announce they are now maintaining full time portal access to the known destinations of Lorian, Gate, Sann, Melnisa and Crusade! For more information visit the portals guild headquarters located in the main square of Anchor!

*Subject to restrictions in the event of large scale invasion, natural disaster, technical malfunction, diplomatic altercations, plague quarantine, accidental power failure, supernatural incident or world ending events.

 

January 14, 2017 at 9:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Gideon
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The Portals guild walk out on their regular pilgramige, mostly ignored as a regular occurance they stop at each portal:

The Portal to Sann crackles open at their ministrations

The Portal to Gate sings as it opens

The Portal to Melnisia screams as it opens

The Portal to Lorian... crackles, then with a huge boom the galvanic force crackling up and down the conductor shorts with a smell of ozone and starts to fall.

No one is hurt, but there is a certain amount of consternation among the workers from Lorian even as people move to work to put it to rights.

January 27, 2017 at 2:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Hansel Wong
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Hello, fellow citizens of Anchor.


I am Dr. Bob Basic. Doctorate pending. And in a few short weeks, Anchor's very own Botanical Gardens will be open for public enjoyment.


From the misty greens of Crusade to the hardy roots of Melnesia, the Gardens will be home to the plants of all five worlds of the Forest Argent, a slice of home and memory for free.


Additionally, for the small price of a tree, or a bush of roses, you can have a chance to have your name immortalized in the Gardens for all time, to be a part of the growing community that is the town of Anchor.


It is said that home is where the heart rests, therefore, allow the Garden to help turn Anchor from a town to home.


Keep your eyes on the bulletin for the Garden's opening.

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February 9, 2017 at 8:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Hansel Wong
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Chee at January 14, 2017 at 9:55 AM

AVALBLE SERVICES

Current Available Services

Smith and Crafting (Made to Order)

Cost Item

~8 Hand Weapons

~10 Two Hand Weapons

~8 Pistol Class Fire Arm

~10 Rifle Class Fire Arms

~8 Bow/Cross Bow

~5 Light Grade Amour

~8 Medium Grade Amour

~10 Heavy Grade Amour

~5 Small Shield

~8 Medium Shield

~10 Large Shield

~6 Tools of the trade

Artisan crafting tools

Artistic tools

Blacksmithing tools

Construction tools

Alchemy tools

Powder monkey tools

Cog head tools

Medical tools

 

I would like a Dane Axe made for a plant hunting expedition on the 18th of February. In exchange, I trade ten potions of any kind. What say you?


Bob Basic

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February 9, 2017 at 8:44 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Gideon
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A Sann come through the Portal and puts up a small tent, mostly he keeps to himself, but the garden catches his interest and he can be found walking slowly around it, enjoying the fragerences.

When he meets Bob, he bows deeply and explains that he is looking for people to go to Melnisia for a similiar errend.

To collect plants, skins etc. for study at the Monastery of the Worlds.

Would that be something you are interested in?

February 10, 2017 at 11:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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