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Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by playingthegame on Apr 18, 18 6:42 AM
After a few huffs and puffs in greeting Hoppy jumps down and does little jigs around the floor with Cash and Wickerbat.

There is still some laughter amid the gloom of the present time!

“It is time to make a plan.

“Not necessarily a cunning one, but one that is both safe and effective.

Now here this!”

I clear my throat and am shouted down by recalcitrant ladies of various guises and girths! Accompanied by several small objects, mostly of stale bread!

One who shall be nameless, but who I will put into my "little black book"!

“Oh be quiet!

“We have all matters in hand for removal to a safe haven

“All we want from you is a destination!”

I smile and lay out the map of the entire Realm.

I point: “Here!”

The table is immediately surrounded by my partners as I point to Atlantis

“No! No! No! That will not be safer than anywhere else here
“Have you lost your marbles, or something?”

I smile and say: “That is very odd you should put it that way

“Where I think we will go now is into the unknown zone BEYOND the Atlantean Temple and behind the Altar of a Thousand Candles

“This is guarded by two extremely large and fierce ravens who happen to be cousins of MY intelligent pet raven.

“He tells me that there is a secret passage behind the altar that will lead us into the ‘land of milk and honey'!

“Otherwise known as Delphi , which was the old centre of the world BEFORE the Midnight Castle was even thought of never mind built!

“There we and rest and regroup and then decide how best to continue with our quest to banish ALL evil, and that INCLUDES Adrian, from the Midnight Castle Realm.

“Any questions?”

 
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[Post New]by playingthegame on Apr 18, 18 10:12 AM
Angel looks at me as though I had just god mad!
She hisses: "Don't you remember that walls have ears?
"How do you propose to get there if we are attacked as soon as we leave the Tea Room?"
I smile and reply:
"I have a cunning plan!"
The groans and sighs from my partners are very audible and somewhat hurtful to my ears!

"The old map that Mr Seeker left with us shows that our beloved moat gets its water supply not from a spring but from an underground river!
"This comes out at the harbor on the far side of that peninsula housing the lighthouse where just across the water is Atlantis.
"I realize that we have a large menagerie of pets of various shapes and sizes, that we must bring with us.
"But if Noah could survive the Flood then we can get them across to the Elephant gates if we have a large enough boat!"

Cries of disbelief and derision greet my cunning plan!

Each of them jostle with one another to tell me that I need my huggie jacket on right now and sedated with pink pills!

Finally Angel manages to get to the top of the disbelieving heap!
"Where are you going to find such a boat?"

This time I take her paper and pencil and write:
Pirate Pete will sail his boat into the moat where we can load all the animals and ourselves and we sail under darkness across the harbor under the light from the lighthouse
When we disembark I need a fog spell to hide us from view. We can borrow a few compasses from the HOS Repository to guide us on our way in order to get to the Atlantean Gates. The ravens will guide us from there

I continue:
"But you have to keep those manky pets of yours in order so they do not fight or eat each other.
"And do not to let Dumbo (or whatever its name is) sit on one side of the ship!
"We already know the day and time for emigrating so lets get planning and find me the right spell!"

 
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Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by playingthegame on Apr 18, 18 3:55 PM
[The latest two pages on this Forum have been transferred to the Delphi Forum for continuation after the demise of all the BFG Forums at the end of this month.
I hope that you all continue to enjoy our little escapades as we will continue to prevail against the evils surrounding us!]

We daring doers have been more than happy to share these with you - the 150,000+ visitors to this thread!

The new thread is http://f#o#rums.d#e#lphiforums.com/midnightcastle/messages/57/1
(without the '#'!)

Edited on 04/18/2018 at 3:58:02 PM PST


 
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[Post New]by virginiabreeze on Apr 18, 18 7:02 PM
I am normally a gentle soul and love things to be quiet and orderly.

So I do understand PTG's wish for order, I really do.

But "manky?"

Sorry PTG, but this little southern belle knows what that word implies.

And, as a person who is being protected by her own "feline" nation, I am a little irked.

But again I am a gentle soul and love order. And at this moment, we need to know who are the present inmates of the Special Room and where they are without notifying the wrong people. A impromptu census so to speak.

So I wrote down my concern and attached the note to a feline messenger to deliver to PTG.

Big Kitty is happy to oblige .

(Have I been around Annaleise too long?)

Edited on 04/18/2018 at 7:16:13 PM PST


 
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[Post New]by virginiabreeze on Apr 18, 18 7:14 PM
I am not worried about our animal companions. Nor am I worried about the ghost players.

For Sebastien told me that the portal he found was at Delphi, and that was where he was leading the ghosts at this very moment.

And being who and what he was, he would make sure the animals arrived safely as well.

So I went back to the Record Book and back to studying the history of the Special Room.

While keeping a surreptitious eye on Big Kitty's progress.

Only here would one have a second in command that needs his own second in command to keep him out of trouble.

 
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[Post New]by playingthegame on Apr 19, 18 6:37 AM
From Charlieisr and posted to Delphi MC Forum

YOU KNOW BREEZE ANNALIESE IS NOT SUCH A BAD INFLUNCE. SHE KNOWS WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE CASTLE. SHE CAN BE A VERY BIG HELP TO GET US OUT OF HERE AND TO OUR NEW HOME. BUT SHE MUST GET THERE ALSO.

 
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[Post New]by playingthegame on Apr 19, 18 6:39 AM
From: Trixie Belle (AnnaDownes01) and posted to Delphi MC Forum

"MANKY! MANKY!" We down under also know the connotations of THAT word. Please do not upset the lions. They are very sensitive to slights to their smaller friends.

We will need them to keep patrols going and to see our way is safe for us. They are well able to deal with many problems and are able to find food for themselves and some of the felines and canines.

Thank heavens Sebastien and his friends are packing up the library, Who would have thought that ghosts could move so much so quickly. Like Charlie, I have a sore arm from sanding the walls before painting and can't lift much that is heavy. I really hate these quick moves. I have done it before and probably will again. Hope to be here at Delphi for a long time.relaxed

 
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[Post New]by AuntieRoo on Apr 19, 18 7:09 AM
Everyone is running around make preparations for the move to Delphi.I don’t care about the danger I have things to do,so I use the Laundry Room window to make my escape.Luckily no-one sees me.

As I turn the corner of the Tea Room I bump into a group of people who are aimlessly wandering & muttering in low voices.I do not recognise them so I’m a little wary but I throw caution to the wind & ask who they are.I am blown away by the answer!!!
“We are mods & have been sent here to rest.We are all exhausted from the current turmoil”
I must admit they do look forlorn & dejected.

“ Well you all need huggie jackets so follow me & we’ll get you fitted up.There isn’t enough time to make you all designer jackets but you are welcome to pick from the few spares that I have”.
I can tell from the mumbling they are not happy. I ask what the problem is & am told they all have to be the same but different from all the other citizens.Hmmm...I’m beginning to think I should just walk away as time is precious,we all have a deadline to meet!!...But they are all part of our MC family & I have to do something.
I leave them on the bank by the kiddos & tell them to stay there until I return.

I get to the hospital wing & carefully make my way to the storeroom.In there I find a pile of pristine white huggie jackets.PTG would have a fit if he found out I was helping myself to them . Still it’s in a good cause so I take them.I take them to my hideaway where I find a feather.I sharpen it to make a quill & grab a bottle of Ink of Night.In my very best writing I print “MOD” on the back of each jacket & glue a bfg fish underneath.
I return to the bank & hand out the jackets.I don’t have time to linger so I leave them to choose a suitable size.


***Thank you all***

 
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[Post New]by playingthegame on Apr 19, 18 10:13 AM
From: Kattlyn Raven (cindykat325) and posted to the Delphi MC Forum



My pet raven flies into the kitchen cawing loudly, What's wrong? The farm has been destroyed by the chaos? OH NO!!! Marino and Janet made it out with a few cows and pigs and got home. Thank Goodness!!!

Okay, deep breath, at least they are safe. Not sure there would have been room for all the farm animals on the ship to tell the truth. Hopefully I can contact them again once we make it to Delphi and they can rejoin us. Gather the others and stay close. She caws again as she wings away.

Out in the dining room all is still chaos as everyone scrambles to prepare for the exodus.

I find Charlie, "The farm was destroyed but my friends managed to escape back to their home with some of the cows and pigs. If all goes well they'll join us when we are settled. I'll have to forage in Delphi for those flying chicks and other food stuffs, but at least they're safe." She is relieved. I'll bet she was wondering how we would get all those critters on the boat too!

I deposit a tray of food on the counter. "Eat up everyone, No sense wasting food and the perishables will keep best in your tummies anyway!" "Oh, and please don't forget we have to take sleepy Grim with us. I've heard so much about her from Mrs. Fletcher, I really want to meet her." I head back to the kitchen for more people and pet food.

Edited on 04/19/2018 at 10:14:19 AM PST


 
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[Post New]by Annelliegram on Apr 19, 18 2:12 PM
Meanwhile .... Playingthegame's Godmother and the Genie are continuing to cajole and watch over Adrian to make sure he keeps his word about the time frame before he searches for Grim himself.

It is totally exhausting work .....If one could hear her thoughts they would hear:

"my arms are weary from wielding my wand in his direction.

The pigeons have mostly gone from the flying boat. The Genie and I remain on the steps to Atlantis --- monitoring and watching the Dark Tower. (For while Adrian remains in the Temple of Justice, he is mentally preparing his destruction .... the steps behind the Iron Knight continue to crumble!)

Oh, dear ...... I must remember to send my most faithful pigeon (for he is tired of being around the female pigeons who are driving him batty; he is ready for some real work again) .. send my most faithful pigeon to my Godson to tell him .... there was one of his friends who removed the wand from the Potion Shop and has tried to figure out how to make it work ..... I forget her name, but he will know .... anyway, the wand ONLY works in this world and from INSIDE the Potion Shop, which is soon to be destroyed. That is the reason she cannot figure out how to use it properly."


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Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by Amethyst2066 on Apr 19, 18 5:33 PM
I am all ready to leave, bags packed, Buddy sleeping at my feet. I thought I needed a new destination but I have been paying attention to the others and listening in. I have decided that Delphi was the place to go. Now, I am just waiting for the word to head out with the others on our journey to our new home. My camping trip will wait until we are settled in our new home; besides, I don’t remember seeing camping gear around anywhere. Such is my luck and it would be better to go when the weather is warmer anyway.

 
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[Post New]by playingthegame on Apr 20, 18 5:45 AM
From: AEGram and posted to the Deplphi MC Forum

Apr-20

There seems to be much concern about everyone and everything fitting into Skull Pete's ship ... for those who know Hermione Granger of Harry Potter fame, they will know about the Undetectable Extension Charm. She used it on her "bag" that she carried when she, Harry, and Ron fled the "wedding scene."

Basically, while the outside of an item remains unchanged, the inside can carry all manner of things AND the weight of that item is not affected to the carrier. The Genie has contacted Hermione and been granted permission to use such a charm on Skull Pete's ship.

As passengers, items, and animals enter, they will find space equal to their needs. The ship will merely sit in the water as it would if it were empty. No one will know of their boarding as long as they are discrete.

 
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[Post New]by playingthegame on Apr 20, 18 5:47 AM
Amid all the chaos and confusion with my partners packing bags, getting sandwiches and flasks of tea or coffee from the Kitchen I suddenly remember my broom and what it does best!

Sweep dust bunnies which are here in abundance for it to work on

It seems to be very happy and sweeping everything up not nailed down into heaps. Some of these however are being destroyed by the more frisky pets as they play and scamper around their owners.

Since Charlie is keeping a close eye on my broom with a large kitchen knife at hand it has ceased to bat these little rascals outside but instead to work around them, occasionally burying them in the dusty heaps!

It is the dust bunnies that reminds me.

Some of us are not present here!

Even worse, several of the Hospital Wing senior citizens may not even be aware of the impending doom visiting our Realm.

In particular there are two irascible miscreants who are fond of hiding under beds.

I must give them an opportunity to join our merry throng of travelers.

So I need to go there now and warn them!

I tell the others that I very important matter elsewhere.

Telling my broom to transfer into charabanc mode I sweep over to Rooms 2 and 3 of the Hospital Wing.

Sure enough under the cots are two large pairs of eyes staring out at me as I enter their rooms. Dust bunnies everywhere so I have to restrain my broom as I remember only too well the last time it went into operation here!

Hi! Fuzzie, Hi! Blancofluttero I need to talk. It is urgent.

I quickly fill them in on the demise of the BFG Forum, their “virtual deaths if they stay and give them my cunning plan to transport us all into the Realm of Delphi.

“Please, please join us!”

I leave as I am needed urgently back in the Tea Room.

I just hope that they can find convenient places in the new Realm. After all we ARE building a duplicate wing and ordering loads of new huggie jackets of all sizes!




 
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[Post New]by playingthegame on Apr 20, 18 6:01 AM
From: vabreeze 1:51 PM and posted to the Delphi MC Forum

Sebastien has returned. He looks tired.

“Well," he said as he pulled up a chair and sat down facing me. "This is our situation."

"At Delphi, there is a nexus to a parallel version of Midnight Castle. Somehow, when the game was originally created, the game became corrupted." He looked at Annaleise, who was grinning right back at him. "As a result, several versions of the Midnight Castle universe came into being. Each version has the same layout, the same main characters, even the same basic story arc since they all maintain a connection to the original game. But each version also has its own interpretation of those characters and of the storyline.

For example, in the main game, both Arabella and Adrian are the children of the Chamberlain; here they are the children of Murk. Here the castle is run as a dictatorial fiefdom, with monitoring devices everywhere and the guards chasing, capturing, drugging and imprisoning players. Obviously that is not part of the main game.

But each version is also unique to itself. No characters added to one version since its creation has counterparts in another version. So you and the other inmates do not have doppelgangers at Delphi. In fact there is only one being present at this moment who is present and the same in all the versions."

Annaleise was still grinning.

“Charlie does not have to worry about Annaleise. She is already there.”


 
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[Post New]by playingthegame on Apr 20, 18 6:38 AM
From: vabreeze 2:15 PM posted in the Delphi MC Forum

"So same world, different dangers."

"Or same dangers, but different reactions. You may literally be leaping out of the frying pan into the fire.

Which now leads me back to where we stand now. The new Secret Library has been set up and it is connected for wi-fi. It has its own Record Book (as this one records only for this version) and its own Mirror. The ghost players are now moving and setting up Anna's new quarters (at least the ones not playing the game, your game has transported over).

But those were situated in structures original to the game. All the new structures added here since 2013 need to be rebuilt. And since we do not know if the gnomes in the new version is friendly, we need to seek Seeker and his friends and ask if they are willing to assist. At the very least, they will be transported to safety.

So if we can contact PTG's Godmother (and provide her with cookies and other sweets and she is too busy to bake at this moment), maybe she can assist us."

 
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[Post New]by playingthegame on Apr 20, 18 9:23 PM
From: AEGram Apr-21 and posted to Delphi MC Forum

As I stand with the Genie on the steps of Atlantis still holding my wand in the direction of the Temple of Justice, yet monitoring the Dark Tower ....... there is a loud bang sounding like a deep clap of thunder.... the Eagle in the Throne Hall is screeching and emitting his fire..... he is becoming more "life-like" as each day progresses.

I search out to "feel" for Adrian's thoughts regarding his latest outburst........... ah, it was inevitable. He can no longer hear the "goings on" in the Tea Room...... he knows his listening devices have been found and disabled. He is F-U-R-I-O-U-S!!!!! skullzap

Oh, how my arm aches ..... I only hope I will be able to continue for the remaining 10 days!!!

What? No, my little pigeon..... I cannot help you find Seeker and his clan of Gnomes. ....... Yes, they left a couple of days ago and the leader said he could not tell me their destination in case Adrian turned on us (the Genie and me) and tortured us into telling him where they went. .... No, I fear Seeker and his Gnomes will be unable to assist them in their new home. We have done all we can do to help them..... their fate is now their own.

 
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[Post New]by charlieisr on Apr 21, 18 12:10 AM
I JUST COULD NOT BELIEVE OUR LUCK, SEBASTIEN. HAD BEEN TO DELPHI AND IT WAS ALMOST JUST LIKE HERE.

YOU ARE THAT OLD ANNALIESE, FROM THE BEGINNING OF MIDNIGHT CASTLE. I WAS WORRIED YOU WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO TWEAK THE GUARD AND NURSES RID THIS CASTLE OF LISTENING DEVICES AND MAKE THE PORTAL OR THE SHIP.

BUT YOU WILL BE WAITING FOR US WHEN WE ARRIVE. I AM SO HAPPY, I KNOW YOU ARE BREEZES FRIEND BUT I HOPE YOU WILL BE MINE ALSO.

I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET AROUND VERY GOOD BUT WE SEEM TO THINK A LOT ALIKE. YOU DON'T LIKE BOSSY PEOPLE, I DON'T EITHER, I HAVE ALWAYS CALLED THEM JERKS. I DO NOT LIKE JERKS.

DO YOU STILL PLAY MC WHEN YOU CAN. OR DON'T THE OTHERS LET YOU.
I HAVE MY LAPTOP IN MY CARPET BAG THANKS TO SEBASTIEN, YOU MAY PLAY ON IT IF YOU LIKE. THERE ARE 4 GAMES ON IT NOW. MORE LATER MAYBE.

THEN I SAW WHAT THAT BLOODY BROOM WAS DOING. IF THAT MAN DOES NOT STOP IT I WILL LET ANNALIESE SET IT ON FIRE. I DID NOT SAY THIS OUT LOUD. SHE JUST MIGHT HAVE DONE THERE AND THEN. THE KITTENS AND CATS WHERE NOT TOO HAPPY BEING COVERED IN DUST BUNNIES.

THEN HE TOOK HIS BROOM AND LEFT.



 
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[Post New]by AuntieRoo on Apr 21, 18 10:11 AM
I leave the Tea Room & sneak back to the Castle Gates,make myself as comfortable as I can on the stairs under the “Mini-Event “sign & wait.I shuffle over as far as I can out of the firing line of the Birdcage.There seems to be a constant flow of droppings from the bird that sits there.I notice that the feet of the knight are starting to rust so I empty a few bottles of seawater on them to help expedite the process.I never liked them anyway ..so noisy banging their axe & sword.

I must have slept for a while because the next thing I hear PTG is screaming at me.
“ROO...GET UP..we are leaving soon.You MUST stay in the Tea Room until we are ready to depart”
Oh my goodness,will I ever get any peace from this man.I turn my attention back to his rambling.
“ROO...are you listening to me?....What is so important that you are resting here when there is so much to do?”
I look up & politely say “I’m waiting for Trina to take her dog for a walk & then I’m going to take the puppies & run.I’m sure Robyn will follow” PTG gasps & tries to explain that the puppies will be at our new destination.
“NO they will not!” I shout far too loudly.
“They have only been in the game for a short time so they will not be at Delphi.
‘NO CHARACTERS ADDED SINCE ITS CREATION HAS COUNTERPARTS IN ANOTHER VERSION’
Players would never forgive us if we left them behind,so if Apollo & Shadow stay then I will not leave them.
I have enough explosives here to repel the enemy & years of inventory as backup.”


 
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[Post New]by AuntieRoo on Apr 21, 18 10:18 AM
PTG is,to put it mildly gob-smacked.For a couple of minutes a heavy silence lies between us.He paces up & down & says “Ahah...I have it...The puppies were always there sooo..what we need to do is take their collars with us.This will alert Robyn & she will follow us”

PTG invites Trina for a gently stroll, as soon as they are out of sight I nip in.I can’t resist playing with them a little but I have to hurry.I settle them down on Trina’s comfy cushion.As I gently take off their collars I explain that they will get them back soon & I will take great care of them.
I can hear their mama barking & it’s getting louder.I give one last kiss to each of them,tell them we’ll see each other soon & make my escape back to the Tea Room.

PTG enters sometime later dirty,scratched & not in the best of moods to say the least.The puppies mama was outraged at the theft of the collars.As PTG was unable to extract his arm from the lead ,when she rampaged the Castle looking for them he had no choice but to be dragged along

I sit him down with a cup of tea & thank him for his valiant efforts.

 

Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by Amethyst2066 on Apr 21, 18 11:02 AM
As I sit there staying out of the way, Cash comes up to me and climbs into my lap. “ We are worried about Gim. She hasn’t woken up, she doesn’t move and we don’t know what to do. Will you keep us company?”

“Yes, Cash, I will. Just give me a moment to get my stuff. Why don’t you wake Buddy and fill him in.”

“Thank you,” He gives me a kiss on the chin then gets down and gets Buddy.

I grab both bags then remember that the carpet bag doesn’t get heavy no matter what I put in it. I put my travel bag in it and pick up the carpet bag. “Okay, Cash, Buddy, lets go see to Grim.” Cash leads the way.

Grim is sound asleep with Wickerbat curled up next to her. He lifts his head and the sad look in his eyes make me want to cry. I put my stuff next to the only chair in the room and sit down. Both ferrets climb into my lap and they shake as though they are crying. Buddy sits in front of us and gives me that ‘what is going on stare’.

“Sorry, Buddy, I will cuddle with you later. These 2 need me right now.” He settles down at my feet to wait. Meantime, all I can do is let Cash and Wickerbat do what they need to and offer words of comfort. When they seem to settle down, I take out a book to read.

While I read, the room seems exceptionally quiet until Grim seems to stir. We all look over at her expecting her to wake up but it appears that she is only dreaming. I return to my book and the 3 animals get together for a quiet game of tag and chase.

 
 
 
 
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