Eldath Interview

# Thursday, February 21, 2002::19:32:22 :: Now logging session to C:\WINDOWS\Desktop\eldath.txt The Blue Moon Tavern. This is the far western part of the Tavern. From here you even get a better view of the Festival Square and Market Square. From here you can see down the street that goes by the building. You can also see Westbridge Way running out into the wilds that surround the town.  [Exits: east south] [Doors: none]. A large round table with a candle sits in the middle of the room. Eldath of Singing Waters. is here. You say 'Ah I like this tavern!. You say 'Thank you for picking someplace that I'm comfortable.. Eldath says 'aye, tis nice and quiet. You dazzle Eldath with your smile. You say 'My first question is always the same.. You say 'Who are you Eldath?. A tall striking lady stands before you, her skin shimmers slightly like sunlight on water, she is wearing gauzy robes shimmering like water in a cascade of blue and aquamarine. Her long hair flows in waves down to the small of her back, her luminous eyes have an almost liquid quality to them. An almost liquid musical sound of gently splashing water can be heard. Eldath is in excellent condition. Eldath is using:. <head> [V..GH.] Begemmed Butterfly hair clip. <l. ear> a golden earring of the cityguard. <torso> a lightweight shirt. <arms> [..G.] a Pair of Silvery Scalemail Sleeves. <l. wrist> a shiny beaded bracelet. <r. wrist> a shiny beaded bracelet. <hands> a pair of cotton gloves. <r. finger> the earth ring. <l. finger> the earth ring. <waist> a Silky Green Sash. <legs> [...H.] a Eagle-Winged Set of Silver Shinguards. <feet> a child's tiny shoes. <light> [..G.] a Fire opal. <floating> [V..GH.] a Flickering White Snowflake Ioun Stone. <pri. weapon> [..G.] an guardians dagger. <shield> a beginner's shield. <held> the Offical Waterdeep Immortal Handbook. Eldath says 'I’m a goddess worshipped in the Forgotten Realms although my following is quite small. Eldath says 'as my main purview is Peace. Krogenar nods to Eldath, and leans in to listen. You nod. Krogenar listens. Eldath says 'I also preside over waterfalls, pools and druid groves. You raise your eyebrow at Eldath. Krogenar thinks, 'Druid groves... You smile at her. You say 'What are your duties as an immortal?. Eldath says 'at the moment it`s mainly newbie assistance, with questions and fielding what questions I can answer to help reduce the amount the other Imms have to deal with. You nod at Eldath. Krogenar listens. Eldath says 'although that will probably expand when I`m deemed ready to be promoted. You nod at Eldath. You say [OOC] 'What can you tell us about yourself, the person behind Eldath?. You say [OOC] 'Your real name, where you live, your job?. You say [OOC] 'But only if you're comfortable telling me.. Krogenar listens. You smile at her. Eldath says [OOC] 'well my name is Stuart McCoid Faulds, I live in Gauldry, Scotland and my job hmm well the title is Estimating assistant although I`m more of a general office worker/dogsbody. You raise your eyebrow at Eldath. You nod. Krogenar listens. You shake her hand. You say [OOC] 'Nice to meet your Stuart!. Krogenar grins at Eldath. Eldath says [OOC] 'age wise I‘m 31 (somewhat of an old fart here) and have been told I have a somewhat/very warped sense of humour. You cackle gleefully. You poke her in the ribs. Eldath has a mischevious gleam in her eyes. . Krogenar whispers (29). You jump in the air and give a BIG high five to Eldath!. You say [OOC] 'We'll make an old fart clan.. Eldath giggles. You say [OOC] 'And fill the clan shop with canes, and walkers, etc.. Eldath says [OOC] 'I know there are a few of us out there. Eldath sits down and thinks deeply. You say [OOC] 'more than you'd realize!. You say [OOC] 'There are quite a few older people on this mud.. Eldath says [OOC] 'heh, how about a suppository are the clan hero weapon. You ponder the question. You say [OOC] 'could there be an 'adult diaper' equipment slot added?. You chuckle politely. You say [OOC] 'How do you feel about your age here?. You say [OOC] 'Do you see it as a hindrance? Are you a little embarassed?. You say 'Sometimes I am.. You shrug. You say [OOC] 'doesn't stop me though.. Krogenar listens. Eldath says [OOC] 'hmm at times I feel like I`m 400 although as they say "You`re as young as you feel". You nod in enthusiastic agreement with Eldath. Eldath says [OOC] 'I also at times also feel somewhat like a mischevious teen. Krogenar listens. Eldath says [OOC] 'although I don`t often feel embarresed. You nod at Eldath. You say [OOC] 'Gimmee a 'sayooc *' to indicate that I should ask another question.. You smile at her. Eldath says [OOC] .. You poke her in the ribs. You smirk. Eldath ruffles your hair playfully. You say [OOC] 'What do you get out of this? Out of mudding?. Krogenar sits back in his chair. You say [OOC] 'Why do you do this?. You say [OOC] 'And take your time, I'm in no rush. I have the time.. Eldath says [OOC] 'hmm a lot of fun, at times it can be quite a hoot here and a chance to blether to the friends I`ve made here over time spent puttering around the realms. You nod in enthusiastic agreement with Eldath. Krogenar listens, and waits. Eldath says [OOC] 'plus I find there`s something about Waterdeep which keeps me comming back, despite the urge once in a blue moon to delete. You raise your eyebrow at Eldath. You say [OOC] 'why would you delete? What makes you want to do that?. Krogenar listens. Eldath says [OOC] 'that`s usually been due to me just being hacked off by some people here, I`ve managed so far to walk away and take time out to calm down. You nod at Eldath. You comfort her. You say [OOC] 'I know the feeling.. Krogenar sits back, and listens. You say [OOC] 'Oh.. 'hacked off'?. You say [OOC] 'Is that a Scottish expression?. You say [OOC] 'I've never heard it.. Eldath says [OOC] 'extremely annoyed. You nod at Eldath. You say [OOC] 'Do you like to RP? PK?. Eldath says [OOC] 'I prefer to rp and tend to do it even on the OOC channel at times, PK I find for my personal taste a bit too sneaky and abrupt. Eldath says [OOC] 'but that`s just my preference. You say [OOC] 'Same here. Not a big PKer.. You say [OOC] 'I don't usually try much - I enjoy the thrill of it, but I've never really tried that much.. You say [OOC] 'RP I love, writing in particular.. You say [OOC] 'Now.. you're the newest immortal, correct?. Eldath says [OOC] 'yes, at least one this port as far as I know. You say [OOC] 'So, you were a mortal character here, (of a different name) and the imms picked you to be a new immortal?. Eldath nods. You say [OOC] 'What was that like? How did they choose you? And why?. Eldath says [OOC] 'hmm I believe they chose me as I`ve been around for a long time, helped other Imms out with various things thus earning at least a modicum of respect. You say [OOC] 'what kinds of things did you help them with?. Eldath says [OOC] 'also that I`ve managed to stay out of trouble in my time here. Eldath says [OOC] 'mainly with area`s they were doing based on FR . You nod at Eldath. You say [OOC] 'Did you jump at the chance?. Eldath says [OOC] 'I was too stunned to jump immediately and did consider before accepting. You say [OOC] 'What did you consider?. You say [OOC] 'Why not jump?. Eldath says [OOC] 'mainly I considered if I was up to the task and could live I hope up to expectations. Eldath says [OOC] 'I already had an idea with at least some of the things Imms have to deal with from my time as a player here. You nod at Eldath. You drink water from a magical spring. Your thirst is quenched. Krogenar rubs his mouth on his sleeve. Eldath says [OOC] 'and some of the things have been nasty. You say [OOC] 'What kinds of things?. Eldath says [OOC] 'the main one was when Nisstyre had to dig up an old backup of the mud which was a fortnight old due to almost everything being lost due circumstances I won`t go into as I don`t know the whole storey. Eldath says [OOC] 'almost the entire player base was doing their nut about what they had lost, I managed to get across that the Imms had lost even more due to area`s being worked on. Krogenar nods, very interested. You say [OOC] 'When was this?. Eldath says [OOC] 'being a fortnight old and the work they had done in the meantime was gone. Eldath says [OOC] 'hmm about 3 years ago I think. You nod at Eldath. Eldath says [OOC] 'some players lost 2nd tier characters as they had first created them as a 1st level 1st tier after Niss did the back up. You wince in agony. You shake your head. You say [OOC] 'Holy crap.. You say [OOC] 'And how did you help? By pointing out what the imms lost?. Eldath says [OOC] 'yes, I was lucky in that all I lost was some cash and quest points, by mentioning that they should consider if they thought they had lost a lot they should stop to consider what the Imms had lost. Eldath says [OOC] 'I also camped out in MS throwing spells to help left, right and centre without having to be asked at all. Eldath says [OOC] 'I generally just went into overdrive helping others. You nod at Eldath. You say [OOC] 'Do you still play your mortal character?. Eldath says [OOC] 'aye, I do although not as much as I used to. You say [OOC] 'Do the IMPS put any restrictions on you, about also playing a mortal?. Eldath says [OOC] 'nothing was mentioned but I do now spend most of my time here as Eldath and generally log on my mortal to keep up with events and keep him at least semi active. You say [OOC] 'Can you tell me who that character is?. Eldath says [OOC] 'Elminster Aumar. You nod. You say [OOC] 'And how did you select Eldath as your immortal name?. Eldath says [OOC] 'I fancied a challenge for the rp and I`m somewhat used to being called El . You say [OOC] 'Heh.. that does make some sense!. Eldath says [OOC] 'plus the other names I considered had been taken I think. You say [OOC] 'If not Eldath.. what other deity would you have preferred instead?. Eldath sits down and thinks deeply. Eldath says [OOC] 'hmm I thought about trying Azuth. You poke her in the ribs. You say [OOC] 'That would put your with my clan maybe... You dazzle Eldath with your smile. Eldath nods. You say [OOC] 'Why not Azuth?. You say [OOC] 'Taken?. Eldath says [OOC] 'as I had a vague memory of the name being taken already. You nod at Eldath. You say [OOC] 'How did you begin playing here on WD?. Eldath says [OOC] 'I stumbled across it on the Mudconnector and thought it looked interesting. You say [OOC] 'What was your first impression of WD?. You say [OOC] 'And how long ago was that?. Eldath says [OOC] 'hmm from memory it was around four to four and a half years ago. You nod at Eldath. You say [OOC] 'You _ARE_ old!. You cackle gleefully at Eldath. Eldath says [OOC] 'my first impression was that it was chaotic but fun. Krogenar nods, and listens. You say [OOC] 'Can you give me a rundown, of your career, here on WD?. You say [OOC] 'How you came along, and ended up as an immortal.. Eldath says [OOC] 'my first character was a warrior called Druss who`s now long since gone, my second was Elminster who`s remained my main character here until recently. Krogenar nods, listens. You say [OOC] 'What clans were you a member of? NPK or PK?. Eldath says [OOC] 'I to begin with at least just tried to level and help others, I can remember Epsilon asking me if I was interested in joining the Elven Alliance which I turned down as even back then I. You say [OOC] 'Lost you there.. You smile at her. Eldath says [OOC] 'didn`t much like PK, then I was shortly thereafter approached by Morhion and I think Nuriel asking if I would like to become a Guardian. You nod at Eldath. Eldath says [OOC] 'which after talking to them and finding out a bit more about the Guardians, I decided to accept. Eldath says [OOC] 'and Elminster`s been in the Guardians almost all the time since then, apart from when I had to be declanned to reroll. You nod at Eldath. Eldath says [OOC] 'heh I can remember being asked as a 1st level 2nd tier wizard to give someone magical assistance. You say [OOC] 'Guardians have probably the most useful website of all.. You nod. Eldath nods. Krogenar listens. You say [OOC] 'I'm sorry.. I'll be right back.. Eldath nods. You might as well apologize because she sure as hell won't. You say [OOC] 'Someone needs me.. A two dimensional black door appears and you step into it and disappear. [Pax citizen needed help, I left then returned.] You bow before her. Eldath curtseys with a fluid grace. . You say 'I'm sorry about that.. You say 'Someone needed my help.. Eldath says 'tis not a problem. You say 'I'm sure you understand.. You say [OOC] 'Where were we?. You say [OOC] 'You joined The Guardians.. Eldath says [OOC] 'I was talking about my time here as Elm. You nod at Eldath. Eldath says [OOC] 'I rejoined the Guardians when I made the required level, then some time later was asked to become a leader for the Guardians. You nod at Eldath. Eldath says [OOC] 'at that point, I was running around like a blue arsed fly with a constant backlog of people needing my help, I barely had time to read my news and notes while I was online. You smile at her. Eldath says [OOC] 'I was somewhat relieved when they put the Improved Invisibility spell in as it meant I could acutally relax somewhat. Eldath says [OOC] 'instead of getting 5 tells within a minute of logging in. +---------------------| Waterdeep 'City Of Splendors' |---------------------+. Name: Elminster Level: 101 Age: 140 Race: human Class: wizard Clan: Crimson Guardians Faction: Independent Description:. You see a dignified, grey bearded man of weathered visage. Long white hair blows gracefully in the wind. His dancing eyes appear much younger than the stately grandfather before you. A meerschaum pipe is help loosely between his lips, giving off a thick green-blue smoke. His nondescript attire leads you to believe he is unimportant, but you can tell by the look in his eyes that he`s not as powerless as he appears. Elminster last logged on at Thu Feb 21 17:56:07 2002. Last on: 0 days 2 hours 50 minutes ago. . +---------------------------------------------------------------------------+. You say [OOC] 'Are you still a leader of The Guardians?. Eldath says [OOC] 'aye, at least for the moment. Eldath says [OOC] 'I was also after the Mortal Admin flag came out asked to become one given my history of helping and answering what questions I knew the answer to. You say [OOC] 'What's the best thing about the Guardians?. Eldath says [OOC] 'the feeling of family and the way they rally round each other when one needs help. Eldath says [OOC] 'which reminds me of the time I died just as the mud crashed and ended up logging back in as my corpse with almost no equipment. Eldath says [OOC] 'no fist and I also had both plague and poison aflicting me. Eldath shivers uncomfortably. Eldath says [OOC] 'I couldn`t do anything other than see what I didn`t have and my score, I couldn`t even log out. Eldath says [OOC] 'luckily I managed to get a hold of another Guardian via ICQ and he eventually managed to bring a healer to me after about three quarters of an hour. You raise an eyebrow at the notion. You say [OOC] 'Wow.. Eldath says [OOC] 'that wasn`t a nice experience. You shake your head. You say [OOC] 'I've been lucky, I haven't been incapacitated like that.. not in a while.. Eldath says [OOC] 'I spent the entire time at -34 hp being told "Lie still you are dead!!!!". You wince in agony. You say [OOC] 'I've been poisoned, cursed, and blinded in dangerous areas.. when I was a low level.. Eldath says [OOC] 'I knew I was ticking because every tick the poison and plague actions kicked in. You chuckle politely. You say [OOC] 'A near death experience, eh?. Eldath nods. You say [OOC] 'What are some of the Guardians weaknesses, as a clan? What would you like to see improve?. Eldath sits down and thinks deeply. You say [OOC] 'Be honest now.. You say [OOC] 'No clan is perfect.. You poke her in the ribs. You say [OOC] 'Despite our best efforts.. Krogenar thinks, 'Maybe CoM is perfect.. but, hey, I might be biased.. Eldath says [OOC] 'mainly that we have a small numbers and can`t all be on all the time and that at least some of us get fed up of being treated as mobs here for the benefit of levellers. You smirk. You nod at Eldath. You say [OOC] 'Do you think that Guardians are treated well? Respected?. Eldath sits down and thinks deeply. Eldath says [OOC] 'some treat the Guardians well and with respect although others seem to consider the Guardians to be there for their benefit and should be slaves to them at least assistance wise. You nod at Eldath. Krogenar listens. You say [OOC] 'How can that be changed?. Eldath says [OOC] 'mainly by letting people know that the Guardians are not there to dole out endless assistance without respite, but sadly that`s probably not going to happen as some people seem adamant that the Guardians are there to do that. You shake your head. You say [OOC] 'Why not deny them service?. You say [OOC] 'Tell them to ask politely.. You say [OOC] 'Or ignore them. No?. Eldath says [OOC] 'the Guardians do ask them to ask in a more polite manner, and it`s up to each individual Guardian who they will and will not help. Eldath says [OOC] 'I`ve found that ignoring people seems to aggrivate them faster than just telling them that sorry I don`t help members of your clan or such like. You nod at Eldath. You say [OOC] 'Do the Guardians help everyone?. You say [OOC] 'Are you required to help everyone?. You say [OOC] 'Or would you deny CoS, CoD, etc.. Eldath says [OOC] 'The Guardians are not required to help everyone, although being helpfull to at least most is a requirement. You nod at Eldath. Eldath says [OOC] 'I know some Guardians will not help members of some of the pk clan for rp reasons. You say [OOC] 'What changes would you make to WD, if you could make any? Any code changes?. Eldath says [OOC] 'hmm I don`t know enough about coding to even think about suggesting any code changes, but wouldn`t mind people being less adversarial. You say [OOC] 'Well.. I mean - what would you 'wish list' be for WaterDeep?. You say [OOC] 'You have a MASTER CODER... You say [OOC] .. he can code ANYTHING.. You say [OOC] 'The use of spell components, brewing potions, etc.. You say [OOC] 'What would you ask for?. Eldath sits down and thinks deeply. You say [OOC] 'I'd like ranged weapons.. and a realistic weather system.. Eldath says [OOC] 'hmm personally the chance of resetting elm`s mud age to his rp age, as I`m quite happy with what`s been put in so far. You say [OOC] 'You could reset his age? that'd be easy, I'm sure for the IMPS to do.. Eldath says [OOC] 'it`s not really something I`ve considered much. You smile at her. You say [OOC] 'How do you think this has gone so far?. You say [OOC] 'This interview?. Eldath says [OOC] 'hmm quite well with a couple of side trackings. You smile at her. You say [OOC] 'What can the mud expect from you, Eldath, as an immortal?. Krogenar thinks, . back on track!. Eldath sits down and thinks deeply. You say [OOC] 'How long before you're an IMP?. You poke her in the ribs. You smile happily. Eldath says [OOC] 'that I don`t have a clue. Eldath says [OOC] 'I have at least so far spent most of the time on as Eldath visible and available to help with what I can. Eldath says [OOC] 'and I`ve brought my humour to at least some people here. You nod at Eldath. You say [OOC] 'What do you think of the recent developments in WD? Factions and Airships?. You say [OOC] 'Where do you think they will go? Will they be successful?. Eldath says [OOC] 'I think that they`ll stay as the factions help bring I think an element of more rp to WD and people seem to enjoy the airships. You say [OOC] 'Do you have a question for me?. Eldath sits down and thinks deeply. Krogenar thinks, 'No one ever has a good question for me.. You smile at her. Eldath says [OOC] 'from what you`ve seen of me what do you think of what you`ve seen so far ?. You smile at her. You say [OOC] 'I think you're making a fine immortal.. You say [OOC] 'You seem calm, levelheaded - not quick to anger.. You say [OOC] 'All excellent qualities.. Eldath says [OOC] 'the last I learned the hard way. You say [OOC] 'And you seem patient. Something I'm not, usually.. You raise an eyebrow at the notion. You say [OOC] 'Now that sounds intriguing.. tell me about it?. You say [OOC] 'How did you learn about anger?. Eldath says [OOC] 'I used to be easily provoked but have managed to develope a thick skin. Eldath says [OOC] 'regarding patience, as the saying in scotland goes "Guid (good) things come to those who wait". Eldath has a mischevious gleam in her eyes. . Eldath says [OOC] 'the other main question is, how well do you think I manage to portray Elminster when I`m on as him ?. You say [OOC] 'Honestly.. I've never RPed with you.. You say [OOC] 'Though I'd like to!. You say [OOC] 'Next time you're about, pop in on me.. You smile at her. Eldath nods. You say [OOC] 'If you could have any skill/spell from WD in RL, what would it be?. Eldath sits down and thinks deeply. Eldath says [OOC] 'clone, then I could send the clone to work for me especially on mondays. You chuckle at her joke. You say [OOC] 'What job would you rather have? If you had your choice?. You say [OOC] 'And 'billionaire' is taken already.. You beam delightedly at nothing in particular. Eldath says [OOC] 'writer, but I probably go off on too wierd tangents at times to make it as one. Hmmm you looked puzzled? Something wrong?. You say [OOC] 'Don't say that! I like writing myself... You say [OOC] 'Do you write any RP here?. Eldath says [OOC] 'not that much, the main things I do here is write my emotes and I`ve done a few descritions. You nod at Eldath. You say [OOC] 'Is there any question you'd like to answer, that I failed to ask?. Eldath says [OOC] 'none that I can think of off the top of my head. You nod. You say [OOC] 'What do you do in your free time? Besides mudding?. You say [OOC] 'Are you an addict?. You chuckle politely. Eldath says [OOC] 'I also read a lot and have fun with my friends. Eldath says [OOC] 'I`ve found that I miss WD on the odd occasion my computer`s down. You say [OOC] 'Who are your favorite authors? What do you read?. You say [OOC] 'Mine are Lovecraft, Brian Lumley, Stephen King, and I read about 2 newspapers a day.. You say [OOC] 'I enjoy horror, sci-fi (a little fantasy) - and non-fiction.. Eldath says [OOC] 'hmm my favourite authors for the moment are Simon R. Green, Anne McAffery, Terry Pratchett, David Weber, Alan Dean Foster and a few more I`ve forgotten. What I read tends to be Science Fiction and what I deem Fantasy. Krogenar nods, listens. Eldath says [OOC] 'although what I deem to be Fantasy the book shops sell under Science Fiction for some obscure reason. You say [OOC] 'Well, thank you very much for the interview!. You say [OOC] 'I'll try to get it up tomorrow night.. Eldath says 'it was my pleasure. You bow before her. Eldath says [OOC] 'I hope I interviewed well and didn`t waffle too much. You say [OOC] 'And I look forward to RPing with you.. You say [OOC] 'No waffling!. Krogenar scolds Eldath. You say [OOC] 'I hope it wasn't like an inquisition.. You say [OOC] 'How do you think I did?. Eldath says [OOC] 'not at all. You say [OOC] 'Any tips for improving? I'm open to some criticism.. Eldath sits down and thinks deeply. You say [OOC] 'Oh.. and do you have an 'imm office' yet?. You say [OOC] 'Like an RP place, for you?. Eldath says [OOC] 'not yet. Eldath says [OOC] 'I mainly hang around here just now. You say [OOC] 'When you create one, can I see it?. Eldath says [OOC] 'aye, I`ll try a mind to show you it. You say [OOC] 'I'll take my leave of you then.. You thank Eldath heartily. Eldath curtseys with a fluid grace. . You wave goodbye to Eldath. # Thursday, February 21, 2002::21:42:22 :: Log Closed.