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Happiest moment.

AereidhnaAereidhna DallasPosts: 645Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
That other thread was cool but it kinda harshed my squee, so tell me about your character's happiest moment and/or the most engrossing experience you've had as a player.
Utianima

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  • AesiAesi Posts: 1,210Member @ - Epic Achaean
    edited May 2016
    Getting 10th in the y700 exp race (as tearful and weird as it was) after almost everyone I knew told me I had zero chance at placing.
    AereidhnaUtianima
  • KayeilKayeil Washington StatePosts: 2,709Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Most of my character's happiest moments have a lot to do with the Divine, and I am not even sure how to pick one, but some of them I can't or shouldn't share. Either way, the Divine, especially Lady Pandora and Lady Selene, have made some extremely memorable moments for me.
    What doesn't kill you gives you exp.

    AereidhnaUtianimaTrilliana
  • AhmetAhmet Wherever I wanna bePosts: 3,301Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Toss-up between returning to Cyrene, and speaking with Lord Scarlatti (and getting a TF!) after I submitted my first two canvases. 
    Huh. Neat.
    AereidhnaEdenaUtianima
  • AtalkezAtalkez Posts: 4,045Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Getting Archon in Ashtan.

    Getting into Aurora Order.


    You hug Aurora compassionately.
    AntidasUtianimaAereidhnaLachlan
  • AntidasAntidas Posts: 1,331Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Atalkez said:
    Getting into Aurora Order.
    Took you long enough

    Lachlan
  • DortheronDortheron Posts: 343Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Atalkez said:
    Getting Archon in Ashtan.

    Getting into Aurora Order.
    Both done at the same time? Good show :P
    You know, that one thing at that one place, with that one person.

    Yea, that one!
    AtalkezNataliiaAereidhna
  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaPosts: 6,259Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Briefly entertaining Daeir's humanity by having him dance with Saeva at the Cyrenian ball (it was for officers or something, I've forgotten) was a very polarizing but very happy experience for him.

    It's hard to sort of describe this without sounding snowflakey, but a chief character foil for Daeir in his early days was that he was largely incapable of experiencing emotion beyond anything on the "sardonic" spectrum. This particular incident highlights maybe the first time ever that he's actually experienced something approaching joy that doesn't center around hurting something else.

    Kind of amazing to look back at all that and see where the character's come from, honestly. A lot of it is on the back of decisions I've made OOCly, but a lot of it is organic and has just "happened" throughout the course of playing him. Makes you remember how cool Achaea is.
    UtianimaSaevaPharialAereidhna
  • KietKiet Posts: 2,141Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Saeva can't even dance
    Saeva
  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaPosts: 4,560Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    That was the point, she can't dance. It was adorable though, rip that day. The end of everything.

    For my happiest moment: http://forums.achaea.com/discussion/comment/86982/#Comment_86982

    There's been a lot of very strong moments of pure joy. The day of Mel's first marriage, the day Aerek proposed, getting into Neraeos' Order, certain experiences with her children, but I think the above link is the one that has stuck with me the hardest, even if it led to the worst moments some years later.
    "You have had an extraordinary adventure, my dear. Extraordinary! One that few people could ever imagine. Treasure it. Keep it safe and secure, tucked away in some special place in your heart. 

    But... don't spend the rest of your days chasing a ghost."
    UtianimaTaarkosDaeirAereidhna
  • AegothAegoth Posts: 2,165Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Melodie said:
    That was the point, she can't dance. It was adorable though, rip that day. The end of everything.

    For my happiest moment: http://forums.achaea.com/discussion/comment/86982/#Comment_86982

    There's been a lot of very strong moments of pure joy. The day of Mel's first marriage, the day Aerek proposed, getting into Neraeos' Order, certain experiences with her children, but I think the above link is the one that has stuck with me the hardest, even if it led to the worst moments some years later.
    i thought your happiest day was when you were sold as a spry 30 year old
    Kiet
  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaPosts: 4,560Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    To be fair, marriage is often considered a sale and Mel's first marriage was when she was 30ish, so that fits in!
    "You have had an extraordinary adventure, my dear. Extraordinary! One that few people could ever imagine. Treasure it. Keep it safe and secure, tucked away in some special place in your heart. 

    But... don't spend the rest of your days chasing a ghost."
    AegothUtianima
  • AesiAesi Posts: 1,210Member @ - Epic Achaean
    Melodie said:
    To be fair, marriage is often considered a sale and Mel's first marriage was when she was 30ish, so that fits in!
    I just imagine this Dowry.

    I GIVE YOU, THREE HUMGII FOR THE LADY
  • AliezeAlieze Posts: 15Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    This was a Cyrenian arrangement so it should be three humgiis and a case of rum.
    Trilliana
  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaPosts: 6,259Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Okay, using the Seanchan guerilla fighting tactics to win a CTF is probably one of the most fucking cool things I've seen on here.

    Major props, Skarash.
    Utianima
  • DortheronDortheron Posts: 343Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Skarash said:

    Ashtan's first stand-alone ctf win. And Sarapis's public acknowledgement of that win. To set the stage, in the prior ctf, I was offered a temporary ctf alliance by rangor to help Eleusis win the ctf - his logic better that Eleusis (who was in third I think) win then Shallam (who was in first). I refused, saying that I felt that it would be more satisfying to win a CTF as an independent organization (I also felt that I wasn't getting anything as part of the deal - but didn't mention that part).  Shallam went on to win the ctf, and I was told privately by first Demeter and then Sarapis, that ctf was by design, impossible to win by any one city in a stand alone capacity, and that the shifting alliances were part of the game.

    This irritated me to the point that I wanted to prove that I was right or maybe that they were wrong - same thing really.  So I spent the next six months working out a strategy that Ashtan could use to win a ctf with no help at all.  First an analysis of city strategy - pretty straightforward - cities went to the flag site closest to their city gathered everyone there and sat on a flag. Next the pretty straightforward logical leap of "if every city sits on one flag, then logically sitting on two flags should let me win."  This presented me with a problem - I'd have to halve my forces in two - leaving both halves exposed to attack.

    Now around the same time, I happened to be reading The Path of Daggers - from the Wheel of Time. In the book, Rand's forces use travelling and mobility to defeat the Seanchan's ever victorious army.  And that's when the solution hit me, rather then splitting my forces in two to take two flag sites, I'd split them into three - two entrenched stationary forces to hold the flag sites, and a third, powerful, quick-hitting, highly mobile force to provide support as needed. With the battleplan finalized - the ctf commenced.

    And it was a roaring success - the final score was 18000 points for Ashtan - with the next closest city being Shallam at approximately 2000 points.  It was the biggest and most shocking ass-beating ever delivered during a ctf at that time (maybe ever?) - Sarapis was even cool enough to public congratulate ashtan on the most dominant performance he had ever seen in a ctf.  Cue music - fade to black!

    And yet another reason to read Robert Jordan: it gives you an edge in group combat in muds! THAT MAN WAS A GOD

    R.I.P. Jordan :'(
    You know, that one thing at that one place, with that one person.

    Yea, that one!
    Utianima
  • GibbiGibbi Posts: 306Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    That event where we rescued the Grooks and Horkval from the Kashar prior to Blademaster's getting introduced.  Getting to give Gibbi some more depth was awesome.  Especially when he sailed with Zulah while chasing the fleeing warships, despite the fact that it stood against literally everything else he stood for.

    My first large-scale mineral sale.

    Running a game of Dungeons and Dala'myrr that ended in a TPK.

    I have undressed a god.

    TrillianaUtianimaLachlan
  • SzanthaxSzanthax San DiegoPosts: 1,906Member @ - Epic Achaean
    When @Sarapis hosted a ffa and shouted my name (not szanthax), that's an interesting name, you are now my champion. (Or something..maybe I'm rooting for you). 

    Tranquility walks in and kills me in two combos. 

    And thus Szanthax was born.



    UtianimaLachlan
  • NiciaNicia Posts: 61Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Being inducted into Aegis' Order is probably first for me.

    There were a series of hilarious things that followed that, but that isn't really happiest moments. 

    Probably another one, when Pandemonium finally woke up. Which was followed by biggest WTF moment, when he was killed by Bal'met.
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