Asherons Call: Even More Pointless Adventures (They’re Drudges)

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…imbuing makes for a poor story.

I failed.

I failed.

I failed.

I failed.

I failed.

Expect nothing, get nothing, 66.6% of the time.

…it’s an easy story, though.

That night I had ninety-eight units of emerald, and a fun-looking acid tachi.

I was sellin’ some citrine to this guy, for the emerald, an’ he offers me a full bag and another with ninety-nine units.

I says that’s too much, an’ sell for half that.

…thinking a bit longer, I trade back the ninety-nine unit bag for the full one…

Using the two units out of ninety-nine is a bit wasteful.

One bag of emerald, one good tachi…

I brace myself (this is just about as useless as buffing) and:

Mesun successfully applies the Salvaged Emerald (100) (workmanship 6.37) to the Ivory Acid Tachi.[/B]

“grats”
I experience quite the feeling!
I give Salvaged Emerald (98). (bringing the transaction to 97 units citrine for 2 units emerald)
I say, “Don’t need that anymore.”
I say, “Ha-ha, that’s two for me.”
“lol”
“that was the rest of your luck for the night”

Marketplace imbues are the best.

…in moderation… same night, this other guy had seventeen imbues, most back-to-back.

People were spitting.

…I was spitting…

I’m people, ‘aint I?

Anyway, I had reasons.

Mesun fails to apply the Salvaged White Sapphire (100) (workmanship 6.00) to the Silver Orb. The target is destroyed.
Mesun fails to apply the Salvaged Red Garnet (100) (workmanship 6.73) to the Fire Opal Sceptre. The target is destroyed.
Mesun fails to apply the Salvaged White Sapphire (100) (workmanship 6.44) to the Ivory Orb. The target is destroyed.
Mesun fails to apply the Salvaged Imperial Topaz (100) (workmanship 6.44) to the Green Jade Orb. The target is destroyed.
Mesun fails to apply the Salvaged White Sapphire (100) (workmanship 6.33) to the Silver Staff. The target is destroyed.
Mesun fails to apply the Salvaged Aquamarine (100) (workmanship 6.35) to the Gold Frost Broad Sword. The target is destroyed.
Mesun fails to apply the Salvaged Aquamarine (100) (workmanship 6.23) to the Ivory Frost Tachi. The target is destroyed.
Mesun fails to apply the Salvaged Aquamarine (100) (workmanship 6.58) to the Green Jade Frost Tachi. The target is destroyed.
Mesun fails to apply the Salvaged Red Garnet (100) (workmanship 6.33) to the Silver Flaming Broad Sword. The target is destroyed.

…none of ’em mine (the aquamarine was, but that stuff doesn’t count)… still horrible…

It’s pretty late at this point… but I figures I should tinker my new toy a couple times before bed.

For better dreams.

Mesun successfully applies the Salvaged Iron (100) (workmanship 6.05) to the Ivory Acid Tachi.

Plan is three bags iron, one bag granite, one bag oak.

Mesun successfully applies the Salvaged Iron (100) (workmanship 6.43) to the Ivory Acid Tachi.

Tinkering is for fun, not efficiency… it’s a game of chicken, more or less.

How much of anything can I do with my pathetic skills?

…this being another reason I like oak…

Mesun successfully applies the Salvaged Iron (100) (workmanship 6.47) to the Ivory Acid Tachi.

My granite’s somewhere at home… while this bag of iron is right here…

Though iron’s just that bit harder than granite…

And I’m no good at chicken.

You say, “…heheh, chicken.”
Mesun fails to apply the Salvaged Iron (100) (workmanship 6.58) to the Ivory Acid Tachi. The target is destroyed.
You say, “-no!”

Emaciate despair.

Pustulant rage.

Bittersweet hellfire.

The bits of iron fell to my feet (though only in my mind as this emote hasn’t been added yet), kings among the scraps of wands and swords already piled there, and laughed, laughed at my blind idiocy.

In a bad way.

I went to bed.

I did pretty well in the weeks after that.

Lightning rend tachi.

Imbued as I was bragging about the death counts of myself and my swords.

Slash rend broad sword, imbued, once again, while bragging…

Slash rend takuba, imbued seconds later as I said I might as well get rid of this one.

Acid rend takuba… I forget this one, but it’s there.

That… up there, that’s my worst night of tinkering. Yet.

Didn’t have the fallout of my failing them greaves last time…

Though I was, once more, destroyed mentally.


Y’know what was a good show?

Batman.

The old cartoon Batman, from ten years ago or something… sometime after I grew out of cartoons and before I fell back into ’em.

I like Batman.

I never really got into comics, though I always thought they were something I should get into.

I was aware of the old, old live-action one… though that’s about it, I’ve no opinion on it either way.

And the movies. Well, y’know

I like Batman for that cartoon.

That was a good show.

I can’t remember that show.

Last episode I saw had to be two years ago, and odds were it was after three in the morning.

It was the one about the bomber imitating this show Bruce watched as a kid… it had Adam West in it.

The episode, not the show, Adam West played the guy that was in the show.

The show in that episode about the show.

Adam West played the guy that played the guy in the show, in this episode.

I’ll stop.

It was dark, though, yeah… and for a kid’s show, basically…

The look of it was very dark (black and red, I loves black and red), the themes, and just the feel of it.

Like a cop show, that happens to be about a guy in a cape.

I remember the villains, that show had cool villains…

Luke nothin’… Mark Hamill is the Joker.

I think there was an episode where they were playing poker, the Joker, the Penguin, maybe Ivy and that Croc guy; talking about the times when they almost killed Batman.

Oh, I hope I’m not imagining that…

“I threw a rock at ’em!”

Or something.

“…it was a big rock!”

And I know they gave the Joker a Christmas special.

He sang.

…was that the one where he escaped from the asylum with a bucket of mystery fluid? (I sure hope I’m not imagining that)

Damn, cartoons aren’t that cool anymore.

I hear, somewhere in there the show went from Fox to Warner Brothers or something, all the characters got redesigned an’…

Then there was a Superman cartoon that looked kinda like it…

All sorts of bastardizations of that Batman-y style

Full of aliens an’… cartoony nonsense[/I]…

They’re still there, I see ’em on sometimes.

I dunno, maybe there’s some worth to ’em… maybe I’m missing something, but they’re not Batman.

And I think they’re trying to be.

Oh, yes, now, there was Batman Beyond.

That was a good show, too.

Of course, the first thing I saw of it was a toy commercial, four months before the show was even showing out here, so I just dismissed it at that…

Somehow I got into it, though… turns out it isn’t some mangled teenage Batman or something; it’s just a replacement teenage Batman ’cause “Beyond” means it’s set in this bleak future, an’ Bruce Wayne’s this old man.

…don’t see why he needed replacing, it’s pretty clear old man Wayne could kick the kid’s ass…

I suppose he just wanted a break or something.

This show got pretty far out there, too, but it was a good, “futuristic out there”, not that crappy “earth happening upon some alien monstrosity only Superman can deal with out there” the other shows seemed to rely on, in the admittedly few I did see.

Superman’s stupid.

This show was full of… robots, an’ gene-splicing raver kids, an’… Mark Hammill was in the movie…

I hear it got cancelled in favor of one of the aforementioned bastardizations.

Batman was a good show.

These things are [i]just cartoons, and, I mean that in the most derogative manner possible.

I dunno, I suppose there’s worse out there.

I’m [B]sure there’s worse out there.

At least, these guys are emulating Batman; they’re trying, aren’t they? Are they?

I’ll admit to watching cartoons shown before late night and without viewer discretion being advised, but most children’s programming today is sickening…

Could be the fact that children’s programming (heheh, “programming”) is meant for children…

Naw, stuff I watched as a kid couldn’t ‘ave been this bad.

Could’nt ‘ave.


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I hate hospitals.

[b]–BBQ Bob[/b]
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