Member: TFC Explorers Society
- Noctus was a member of the TFC Explorer's Society.
(Written by Mireya An-Shalach)
A figure walks in the night beside you, drawn on by destiny. Rain drips from his helmet's brim, and you hear him mutter:
"The night is dark, and secrets hidden;
deep and bright the dreams of wonder.
The stary wheels of the celestial clock
turn above the moon, as we walk under.
Wandering wide I sometimes stray,
but ever return to the path that is mine.
Chosen by Fate, I strive to prove worthy
Lady Cordir my guide, as I am thine.
We walk in darkness and dream of light
shrouded and warmed by the blanket of night."
He suddenly blushes as he realizes you were listening, "I..I..Ehem,..didn't m.mean t..t.to bother you with all that" After a few minutes of silence he raises a finger and says "Husshh..." His eyes close and he listens intently. A smile returns to his face, though you could hear nothing at all. "Come", he says, "our path lies this way", and he leads on into the dark night.
Wedding Ceremony Description:
(Written by Cordir)
It would be easy to overlook the gnome before you - he bears the short stature of his race and its' powerful build, but nothing out of the ordinary. He does not have flashy armor or weapons, or a raging bloodlust gleaming in his eyes, or the visage of some hero from a romantic novel. Instead, he is reserved and quiet, choosing to listen rather than hear the sound of his own voice, and has a certain determined dignity about him. Removing his battered helm, he nods to those present with a pleasant and friendly smile that echoes in his brown eyes. There is something about him, though, that calls for another look. Something that speaks of sorrow and loss, newfound love and great joy, and a deep, unshakeable faith, having served Fate as its mortal hand and blade in the world. He has an inner peace and happiness that he wears as comfortably as the armor on his body - a sense of knowing himself, his fellows, his place in the Pattern that no soul or event could shake. This warrior has no need to shout his achievements or his beliefs for all to hear - his deeds and service to others speaks in a whisper of truth greater than any loud posturing.
A slight breeze stirs his short, dark brown hair, and he turns his face to the wind. A tiny dove-gray feather floats down from the sky, and a tender smile creeps over his face, transforming it from a somewhat plain expression to one of utter happiness. He whispers, "Upon the breeze, my Lady soars, the earth beneath her wings, And ne'r before, has this gnome felt the joy her presence brings Her dark gray eyes upon me fall, to Heaven I am lift'. This union sweet, two hearts complete, Fate's truest, sweetest gift."
A slight blush creeps over his face, and he ducks his head, and falls silent...
Noctus leads a charmed life.
Noctus is in perfect health.
Noctus is using:
<used as light> (Token magic) the glow of love <worn on finger> (Moderate magic) the Seal of Immortal Blessing <worn on body> (Moderate magic) a formal tunic of black mithrilweave <worn on hands> (Moderate magic) snugly fitting formal doeskin gloves <worn on arms> (Moderate magic) a pair of splint mail sleeves <worn about waist> (Moderate magic) a silver belt set with sapphires <worn around wrist> (Moderate magic) a silver bracer set with sapphires <worn around wrist> (Moderate magic) a silver bracer set with sapphires <worn with pride> (Purple Aura) (Tattooed) (Writhing) The Covenant of the Chosen <worn with pride> a beribboned token of a lady's favor
Gno [. .. . Cl:11. .. . ] Noctus is new on the path of Fate (Jan 7, 2000) Gno [. .. . Cl:17. .. . ] Noctus: Master of the Night *Fate* (April 3, 2000) Gno [. . Wa:23 Cl:25. . ] Noctus: covered by the blanket of the Night (June 7, 2000) Gno [ de Nachtwacht ] Noctus Chosen Blade of Fate *Explorers Society* Gno [ Ordained ] Noctus Chosen Blade of Fate *Explorers' Society* (Sep 4, 2001) Gno [ Blade Reforged ] Noctus Chosen Blade of Fate (Sept 22, 2001) Gno [ Cl:30 Wa:30 ] Noctus(Assistant Ambassador) *Tranquility* *Fate* (October 30, 2001) Gno [ Wa:30 Cl:30 ] Noctus Chosen Blade of Fate *Tranquility*Cordir* (January 15, 2002) Gno [ Wa:30 Cl:30 ] Noctus Newlywed Blade of Fate *Tranquility* (March 17, 2002) Gno [ Wa:30 Cl:30 ] Noctus, (Charmed) Tourguide of Fate **Tranquility** (April 1, 2003)
PK statistics for Noctus:
Noctus has initiated 123 attacks, 111 justified, and 12 not justified.
34 attacks have been recent (34 justified, 0 not justified).
Noctus has been attacked 89 times (25 justified, 64 not justified).
24 attacks have been recent (10 justified, 14 not justified).
Noctus is credited with 2 PKs (2 justified, 0 not justified).
1 kills have been recent (1 justified, 0 not justified).
Noctus has been killed 1 times (1 justified, 0 not justified).
0 deaths are recent (0 justified, 0 not justified).
Let me introduce myself:
I am Noctus, the gnome cleric. I was born on February the 1st and I am the son of experienced wanderers of the realms of the Final Challenge. After mastering Lleheibwen, I considered myself big enough to explore the world. As I grew up in Thistlerock, I started with the Lizard area and the goblin camp. But since then, I have expanded my horizons and visit the goblin caves, the kobold mines and Moria, now. Being only a little cleric at the moment, my reputation still has to grow. That's why someone attacked me yesterday while I was collecting items from the Northern Continents' Hometowns.
As I have already told you, I descended from experienced travelers of the realms. Let me specify this. My grandparents are Twinklefire and Welverin on my father's side and Silverstar and Diane on my mother's side. They raised me, too. I never really knew my parents, since my mother died an early death when visiting Demon Realm during a summer holiday. Dinin, my father, does not know he is my father and as a matter of fact, I don't even want him to know anymore. My mother gave birth to me just a couple of months before she died. My grandparents took good care of me after my mother left me as an orphan. Silverstar and Diane were my mothers parents and they taught me the basic skills a young cleric needs to know. Welverin and Twinklefire, who are my other grandparents, gave me lessons in fighting and socializing. For the last few years, I have been out on my own. I have decided to walk the path of Life, if I will be allowed to print my footsteps upon it to explore the world.
When Sarevok, a good friend of mine, decided to cease wandering the lands, he donated his adventure gear to me. Now I need to live up to the expectations that people have of me.
I will succeed.....
History: What If Noctus Had Never Joined Fate?
Cordir challenged the chosen to a writing contest: "What If... I had never joined Fate." Noctus' entry was particularly telling.
A small cozy cabin.
[Exits: up, west]
The moment you step inside the cabin, the fresh scent of forests meets you, yet the scent has the unmistakable smell of old books. There is a ten by ten foot indigo carpet surrounding the brick fireplace that dominates the wall in front of you. The carpet is crowded full with cushions and velvet lined furniture. Looking through the archway besides the fireplace you notice a very messy kitchen. The chef de cuisine is obviously not the chef des dishes as well. A mahogany desk stands in one corner of the room. Large bookshelves along the walls are filled with books of all sizes. The open window displays a view of a forest covered mountain ridge in the distance. Upon the wall hangs a large map of the Realm, and on the opposite wall hangs a blackboard with diagrams, notes and sketches. A cabinet filled with fine liquor, silver decanters and crystal goblets sits by the wall below it. A staircase winds along the wall, leading up to the bedroom.
In the corner next to the fireplace you see a relaxed gnome in a rocking chair. Reading a book and drinking a glass of fine wine, this gnome seems very content. Suddenly you are startled by birds chirping some sort of melodious alarm. A small smile appears upon the gnome's face. He turns towards the birds and nods as if to say: 'Thanks for warning me, My friends need me, I'll be at it right away!'. He quickly grabs his weapons and leaves through the open door.
Let's evaluate this:
1. You stepped into a cozy cabin. In case you weren't aware of who lives there here's a quick look at the sign near the door.: 'Tranquility and Noctus' What does this tell you? Well first of all Noctus found his wonderful and lovely wife within the Chosen of Fate. Would this have happened if he had been part of another following? I sincerely doubt it.
2. The gnome seems content, why? He's surrounded by friends who appreciate his presence and are like family to him. He'd walk a thousand miles through fire and over water if needed to aid them. His personal goals have mostly changed into goals that he would like the following or other individuals within the following to achieve. It satisfies him if they do.
3. Some would say this gnome is rich and he does admit that. His richness consists mostly of things of emotional value however. Sure he can't complain. Over the years and with the help of many friends he managed to gather a nice set of equipment and enough gold pieces to build this lovely house. But he would trade all that for the true friendship and love he finds within the Chosen.
Anyway, I felt that I had to share this with you, because without becoming part of the Chosen of Fate the life of this gnome would look more or less like this:
A smelly grotto.
You step into a small grotto. There's hardly any light so you really have to watch your step. Piles of bones and old rusty pieces of armores are scattered throughout the cave. The water dripping into a pool in the back of the grotto smells strange and you get the feeling that it might not be such a good idea to drink it.
Need I go on? It's hard to say how things go when you make different decisions. But this might have been an option. I guess there's no need to say more: Hundreds of people have asked me to join their following... none of them knew me well enough. There's not a chance that I will leave the following that raised me, that made me what I am. I am proud of this following and its members, and will keep doing anything I can to make them proud of me!
Forever loyal to Fate,
History: Cordir's Thoughts
Log by Cordir, 12/16/2001
Noctus prays, 'Thank you for your time :)'.
You say, 'of course'.
You say, 'You're my Ordained.'.
Noctus snickers softly.
Noctus smiles happily.
You say, 'I would drop just about anything to talk to you'.
Noctus says (in common), 'And proud to be that'.
You say, 'It doesn't just get you cool spell echos.'.
Noctus smiles brightly.
You poke him in the ribs.
You say, 'It means I have a deep regard for you'.
You say, 'Infact'.
You say, 'I had someone tell me the other day...'.
You say, 'That "Noctus is the best ordained I've seen in years."'.
Noctus gasps in astonishment.
Noctus says (in common), 'Wow'.
You say, 'no foolin.'.
Noctus says (in common), 'Well I do my best'.
You say, 'You do.'.
You say, 'And I appreciate that.'.
Noctus says (in common), 'And try to the highest level possible'.
You say, 'You have a different mystique than Nyx'.
You say, 'You two are very different'.
You say, 'But you are BOTH excellent ordained.'.
Noctus says (in common), 'We are indeed'.
You say, 'he is the shadow - mystical and sneaky and mysterious'.
You say, 'but you are the bridge over the raging river, the shoulder of support, and the trusted ally.'.
As a member of the Chosen of Fate, Noctus had three Geasa and took on a fourth at a special Fateful Hour. They included:
- To always do any corpse retrievals he was asked to undertake, if there was even the slightest chance of success;
- To provide food to any who ever asked;
- To explore new areas and provide assistance to any who were wishing to mob mastery quest or exp in new places;
- To aid any winged person that needs assistance and swore never to attack any Aara;
- To never triple class to thief.
- Noctus successfully completed a Trial of Triat Mastery.
- Noctus was a mentor and sponsor to Tein.
- Noctus was sponsor to Aslan, Bancor, Ebonie, Anduin, Ghazkull, Kethran, Lanfear, Myre and Cleon.
- Noctus was the subject of a post called 'Bad Bad Danger Twins' by Tranquility.
- Noctus is specifically mentioned in Cordir's temple in the Names and Triat Slang and initials carved into a tree, as well as referenced by the Midnight Cyan Thread: The Sanctuary of Fate
- Noctus is specifically mentioned in the character histories of Lanfear, [[Ebonie], Garvax, Kettri Svirfneblin and Ghazkull.
- Noctus is specifically mentioned in the retirement note of Gytar.
- Noctus was the letter "N" in the LLU ("Living Legends Unite") alphabet, created by Gytar.
- Noctus received mention in the second series of BlissPolls, in the category of "The People You'd Most Want to Take With You to Visit Scairz" and '"Nicest," won both "Most Honorable" and "Most Helpful," and tied for first place in "Most Generous."
- Noctus was one of the few non-Tigers invited to witness the Ordainment of Garland.
- Noctus was invited to attend a special RP in the Dreamwalker's temple, regarding Ghazkull being named 'Heartbringer.'
- Noctus stands as one of three representatives within the Sanctuary of Fate in the Hall of Memory.
short a crystal-bound feather on a silver chain
Long Description: Silver hair plaited into a chain supports a gray feather bound in crystal.
Extra Description: feather pinion pendant
Preserved within the crystal, a perfect, dove-gray feather lays in safety.
Plucked from the downy wing of the Lady Tranquility, this is the tiniest
of pinion feathers, those that allow a bird to maneuver and soar. Bound
in a single tear of joy, caught and crystalized by the Weaver's magic, the
preserved feather is suspended from a silver chain. Examining the argentine
cord, one realizes that it is woven of three strands of hair plaited with
care. This is truly a gift crafted with love by both Weaver and Wife.
February 1, 2000 - Noctus is created.
February 7, 2000 - Noctus joins the Chosen of Fate.
April 21, 2000 - Noctus reaches CL:22/WA:18.
May 8, 2000 - Noctus reaches Cl:25/Wa:18.
June 15, 2000 - Noctus completes MM#60- Oowor.
June 16, 2000- Noctus reaches Wa:25/Cl:25, and completes Mob Mastery #61, slaying a giant squid for 1936 exp.
January 25, 2001 - Noctus reaches Cl:29/Wa:25, receiving max mana and max hit.
February 7, 2001 - Noctus of the Chosen reaches 30th level Cleric.
February 12, 2001 - Noctus completes mob mastery #71, slaying Thengar. He then levels to Wa:26/Cl:30.
January 17, 2001 - Keat slays a pirate for Mob Mastery # 45, but then died. Wolfgang finds the corpse first, beating Dracos, Noctus, and Keat in the race. The corpse was returned intact.
March 2, 2001 - Noctus of the Chosen reaches Wa:29/Cl:30.
March 6, 2001 - Noctus of the Chosen of Fate reaches effective 40th level.
March 13, 2001 - Noctus receives his Triat Mastery Quest - warning, quite long!
March 23, 2001 - Shailyn of the Tigers dies in Demon Realm. Noctus of the Chosen goes in alone to try and regain the corpse. He is unable to do so, but does retrieve some of the belongings of another Tiger who had died there.
Spring, 2001 - Noctus is Ordained
June 26, 2001 - Noctus levels to Ordained 14.
June 28, 2001 - Kharad-Delving is installed at about 2am mud time, and Noctus is the first to find it.
July 3, 2001 - Noctus is inducted into the TFC Explorer's Society by Tynian.
August 11, 2001 - Noctus completes MM#87 by killing lineaoth camp leader.
August 14, 2001 - Dracos, Noctus and Gytar slay all of the demons in the Void twice, and all the Demons of the Strands once (guesstimated at 150, approximately.) Approximately 30 minutes later, they return to do a CR for Treehugger. A look at one of the rooms...
August 20, 2001 - Noctus reaches Ordained level 17.
August 21, 2001 - Cordir drags Noctus and Adso kicking and screaming out of Triton Halls.
September 1, 2001 - Ravaged, combined with Maldobar and a ghost, kills Noctus.
September 4, 2001 - A reward of 1.5 million is offered by Tranquility in return for the restrings in the corpse: The entirety of the group savings of the Chosen of Fate.
September 17, 2001 - Dracos dies in Jester's Keep, but Noctus, Keat and Wolfgang complete a successful CR.
September 27, 2001 - Bruce joins the Dark. Noctus reaches Ordained level 20. Noctus survives 51 consecutive teleports in a contest created by Kantor.
September 30, 2001 - Gytar and Noctus did a CR for Aoife in the Strands of matter, and Wistom aided them in killing the demons.
October 3, 2001 - Lins bad recalls and dies in Jester's keep. Noctus, Pitt and Kaldred attempt a rescue, but the key is not obtainable.
October 09, 2001 - Joeb dies in the strands of matter, and Kantor and Noctus retrieve the corpse. Two minutes after the two return to the guild, the corpse decays.
October 18, 2001 - Noctus of Fate reaches level 21 ordained. Carnage dies in the Demon Realm and Noctus completes the CR. The Gnomes of TFC get downright silly ( with a little help from above.)
Gno [ SuperGnome ] Noctus Chosen Blade of Fate
Gno [ SuperduperGnome ] Lins is looking for Khore.
Gno [ UBER-Gnome ] Noctus Chosen Blade of Fate
Gno [ ULTRA UBER-Gnome ] Lins is looking for Khore.
Gno [ GnomiusMaximus ] Noctus Chosen Blade of Fate
Gno [ GnomiusSexiestus ] Lins is looking for Khore.
November 14, 2001 - Khore grants formal permission for Noctus to seek Tranquility's hand in marraige.
November 17, 2001 - Paython dies in the Shrine of Neutrality, and Noctus, Paco and Legolas perform the CR.
November 18, 2001 - Marduk dies in the Icy Wastes and Noctus does the CR.
November 19, 2001 - Abe levels to Cl:24\Rn:20. Snarf completes MM#56: Odal. Noctus reaches 1000 hours of play.
November 23, 2001 - Noctus dies in the Dream realm attempting to help Kaldred with a Triat Mastery quest. Several folks attempt to interfere with corpse rescue efforts, however, Mael, Kantor, Charles, Noctus, Abe, and Tranquility are determined to get the corpse back. Unfortunately, due to code restrictions on key popping, the corpse is not obtainable and decays.
November 23, 2001 - Armalag reaches Ordained level 4. Tranquility dies in Sanguinna, but Noctus is there to perform the CR. Rubicant not only offered to help with the corpse... He retrieved the eggs Noctus had to drop to pick up her corpse, and returned them.
November 28, 2001 - Manx, Noctus and Teluin "whoop" the copper dragons in Dragon's Lair. Noctus, Charles, and Kantor die in the Dream Realm. Due to some sort of strange bug, their corpses don't decay for well over 7 hours.
December 4, 2001- Noctus, Lanfear, Garvax, Katrana, Taibh, Morgaine and Rigel rejoin the Chosen of Fate in the morning.
December 13, 2001 - DarkClaw dies in the Demon Realm and her sweetie Garland, Mandrake and Noctus go in and retrieve the corpse.
December 19, 2001 - An Anathema casts confusion on a Bounty Hunter, so it goes after Derth. Noctus and Tranquility assist Derth with slaying the Hunter and bag it for him.
December 20, 2001 - Noctus posts 'T+N' - a poem.
January 03, 2002 - Paython dies to the Balrog on the third floor of Master's Tower - Garland and Noctus perform the CR.
January 13, 2002 - Noctus, Gytar and Lanfear do a CR on the 4th floor of Master's Tower for Trell.
January 15, 2002 - Noctus holds both Mob Mastery Rank (87 completed quests) and #16 on XP Rank with 1,831,715 experience.
January 25, 2002 - Noctus performs a "heroic corpse retrieval for Belsambar who dropped dead at my feet at Temple Courtyard ;) " (Belsambar was killed by the Spirit of the Glade).
February 04, 2002 - Tranquility and Noctus of the Chosen become engaged after Ty completes a very special quest.
February 16, 2002 - . Noctus recovers Dee's corpse from the Shrine of Neutrality. Cordir posts the invitation for Tranquility and Noctus's wedding.
February 27, 2002 - Calivax dies on the River of Dispair, and Garland tries to do a CR, not knowing a scumbag has already stolen the corpse. There, Garland dies to Scairz. Mandrake performs the CR of Garland solo, beating Taibh and Noctus on the run to rescue the corpse.
March 06, 2002 - Keat's wedding gift to Tranquility and Noctus is presented early - nearly one million gold.
March 08, 2002 - The Chosen of Fate purchase Noctus's wedding ring from Astaldo, amidst much rejoincing.
March 10, 2002 - Tranquility Rose and Noctus of Fate are wed in the lost temple of Thaygar and the Ebon Hand. (Warning: Log is extremely large.)
March 15, 2002 - An impromptu vote on Gossip is held for the most famous mortal... votes include Stouthbound, Clue, Gaul, Noctus, Syrinx, Ozymandius Kaern, Alecto & Zara, Daelin, Ozious, Keller, Huey, and Pez.
March 28, 2002 - Dasehra dies in Velelasier, and Wylin, Noctus and Lorax perform the CR.
March 31, 2002 - Aslan of Fate dies just outside Jester's Keep to some Billow Weeds. Noctus performs the CR with protective spells from Tranquility.
April 5, 2002 - Keat goes to kill the Avatar at Sahaguin.. then had to get out of the combat.. quaffed a Teleport, and went straight to the Dragon Tower's Ancient Green Dragon and promptly died. Taibh and Noctus tried to perform the CR, and Taibh gets slept by a mage mob in Shadow Grove. Whoz completes the CR, and Noctus goes in to get one of Keat's heavier magic items .
April 08, 2002 - Nudd dies on the Longship and Noctus performs the CR.
May 8, 2002 - Kaleyah of Dark posts a note of her gratitude to Solaron and Noctus for CR'ing her corpse from the River of Dispair after she died to Scairz.
May 18, 2002 - Noctus calls those at the Phoenix, Arizona GT at 9 am on his cell phone to sadly report that he and the other Dutchies 'wouldn't be able to make it to the GT."
May 26, 2002 - Aragorn dies in the Spider's Nest and Noctus performs the CR.
July 4, 2002 - Cordir holds an impromptu Splash Contest at the MG Swimming Hole. Sharn has the consistantly smallest splash (Sharn lands with a small splash.) and Noctus wins (Noctus lands, making a SPLASH like a TIDAL WAVE!!! Noctus wonders if he really wants to be at Time-line for making the biggest SPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPLLLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAASHH!!!) Though Honorable Mention goes to Legolas, who attempts to lure the Tempest into jumping (instead, The Tempest *** DEMOLISHES ***, Massacres, and *** DEMOLISHES ***Legolas. Legolas leaves east. Legolas has fled!)
July 10, 2002 - Noctus does a CR for a newbie on the Longship.
July 30, 2002 - Markoon dies in the demon realm, and Mandrake attempts a CR but is slain himself. Mandrake tells you (in common), 'mental note-- don't attempt CRs in Demon Realm without a weapon'. Abe, Solaron, Noctus, Markoon and Kerson dive into the Demon Realm. They snag corpses of Dakkon and Markoon, but Mandrake's is lost when a Darkling snags it. Noctus also performs a CR of Bergal, a Tiger.
August 07, 2002 - Aoife dies to Lord Zul and Noctus of Fate performs the CR.
September 26, 2002 - Noctus reaches #6 on the XP Rank with 2,244,347 experience, #4 on the Location Quest rank, and #10 on Mob Mastery rank.
October 9, 2002 - Noctus did a CR for Trell at Velalisier.
October 24, 2001- Noctus tries the Black Dracolich for a Mob Mastery target, but dies. His friends Gytar and Kerson perform a swift CR.
October 29, 2002 - What is believed to be the highest combined score on a mobhunt occured today... The game ended after round 8. Lexie took first place with 177 points and Noctus came in second with 174'.
November 25, 2002 - Noctus completes 3 LQs, reaching 2082 points total.
November 26, 2002 - Kaldred and Noctus retrieved Recwon's corpse at Velalisier -- Apparently Recwon "couldn't resist tasting a teleport potion."
December 3, 2002 - Noctus reaches 1500 years old (2976 hours).
December 18, 2002 - Noctus nearly dies himself when he attempts a CR in Master's Tower for Keat and Belsamber. Pitt assists, and all corpses are returned.
December 20, 2002 - Noctus reaches 3000 hours of play.
January 9, 2003 - Noctus completes a several week long randoming quest for the Chosen.
January 24, 2003 - Edge dies in the Good Shrine, and Noctus and Keat perform the CR.
April 1, 2003 - Noctus and Lanfear are both slain by Cordir for pulling April Fools Day pranks. As a result of the loss of Lanfear from his group while fighting a mob, Lins declares his intentions to never help another member of Fate ever again.
April 10, 2003 - A game of Mob Hunt ends in Round 8: Noctus won with 114 points and Aviendha came in second with 7 points.
April 16, 2003 - Noctus gains MM #88 - a Triton Warrior and #89 - another Triton Warrior.
April 25, 2003 - Noctus (who cut his hand severely in RL) reports'I did a 1 handed cr in the vortex, to find an empty corpse from andrew ;)'
May 26, 2003 - Noctus, Bashful, and Dakkon performed a CR for Platinum in the second part of 4th Floor Master's Tower.
June 17, 2003 - Noctus gets 16 points on a location quest bringing him to 2327 points total.