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Kain Hargraves

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  • Birthday 02/13/1989

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  1. Kain Hargraves

    Earning a Living Help

    pick me.
  2. Having been standing nearby in the market place, his bone flute in hand and a tune carrying across the wind, Kain was at home playing for random strangers. He looked about as he played, noticing people wandering about. After finishing his tune, he slid the flute into a small pouch at his side and leaned against a large building. With a yawn, he decided he would head back to a small tavern for lunch, then head off to set up his shop. As he was wandering away, he noticed a young girl speaking to a blonde man, asking about recording crystals. Stopping short, he turned and walked to the duo. Clearing his throat, he introduced himself. "Hello. Kain Hargraves. At your service. I heard you asking about recording crystals. Glad to meet a fellow performer."
  3. *pokes @Takao* Did you get my message mate?

    1. Takao

      Takao

      Whoops, my B. I'll take a look at it now.

    2. Kain Hargraves

      Kain Hargraves

      I fixed all that for ya takao.

  4. Kain Hargraves

    [F1-SP] Finding my Muse. <<Earning a Living>>

    Within the span of a single night, Kain had learned everything he could from Rozenkruetz and was deemed ready by the master cellist. Thanking him, Kain shook his hand and then said his goodbye. Turning, Kain made his way towards the large doors and opened them. The new morning air touched his skin and he took in a deep lungful of it. Feeling exhilarated, Kain was ready to leave. Before he could however, Master Rozenkruetz came towards him and called out. "Wait! You must take this please! It is an instrument for you. Something to get you started on your way." Holding out his hand, Rozenkruetz laid a large flute, the length of a mans forearm, and made of bone. 6 small holes were carved into the flute, which itself was hollowed out, and at the top of it, a small mouthpiece was carved into the top, sitting along the same line as the six holes. The mouthpiece was chased in silver and provided comfort when playing the instrument. Bowing again with gratitude, Kain smiled and thanked the man, and then turned and left the Collegium, returning to the orphange to prepare his journey to floor 17, and his new home he would make there. Thread Complete 1 SP for quest completion. 1 SP for 21+ posts 400 Col for 21+ posts. 1 instrument (Bone Flute) 3 materials + GM LD 40 extra col from mob kills.
  5. Kain Hargraves

    [F1-SP] Finding my Muse. <<Earning a Living>>

    Entering the room, Kain bowed respectfully and then approached the blonde cellist. Taking from his pocket the few materials he had gathered, he held them up to Rozenkruetz and smiled. "I have collected these. They were on your list. Will they do?" The master cellist took the items and appraised each one, then nodded and smiled. "That they will. Here. Take them. They will be of use to you. Now, please come this way. I have much to teach you, and little time to do it in." With that, Wilhelm Rozenkruetz rose from his seat and moved towards the large hall Kain first met him in. Upon entering, the master cellist began teaching Kain the ways of the performer. It took little time for Kain to grasp the teachings and information being given to him, and within a few short hours, he was ready to go out and start his new life.
  6. Kain Hargraves

    [F1-SP] Finding my Muse. <<Earning a Living>>

    Finally reaching the safezone, Kain sighed with relief as he passed through the gates to the Town of Beginning and made his way towards the Collegium once more. As night had set fully, the streets were lit by lanterns and lamps along the sides, houses, inns, taverns, and more having candles and lights burning within their clear class windows. Along the main merchant thoroughfare, Kain caught more performers plying their trade. Singing, dancing, playing instruments, reciting poetry, and more. Smiling, he passed them all by and made his way to the large building of the Collegium Perficientur and opened the large doors. Stepping in, he found Master Rozenkruetz polishing a small horn made of brass in one of the adjacent rooms.
  7. Kain Hargraves

    [F1-SP] Finding my Muse. <<Earning a Living>>

    As hundred, no thousands, of tiny pinpricks of light began to shine through, Kain stared at the stars, like jewels on a black satin cloth, and smiled. He had always enjoyed stargazing as a young man, reveling in the ancient stories of how the stars got their names and shapes. Here in Aincrad, there were shapes that could be picked out, but nothing like what he saw in the real world. No Orion, No Ursa Major, no Aquarius or Pegasus or Aries. None of the constellations he had grown up with. Just random shapes and patterns of stars, all made by a computer program. Turning his head back to the path, Kain sighed and felt a pang of home sickness roll through him like nausea. Moving on, he turned back to thoughts of his future.
  8. Kain Hargraves

    [F1-SP] Finding my Muse. <<Earning a Living>>

    With his mind occupied, he kept making his way towards the safezone. as he made it to the top of the hill, he saw the safezone just a ways off. happy for this, he continued on again and made a good pace. His mind once more raced with thoughts and ideas. He had begun to look up to Nikodemus a lot now. The man had made a good place for himself in Aincrad, despite his insanity, and was doing well. Hope flared within Kain's heart that he too would make a place for himself in this world, somewhere he could be to help people. With a sigh, he smiled and looked around. The sun was approaching it's final hours before it would plunge below the horizon and night would take over. To the east, the sable sky began to spread, choking out the orange and red of dusk, and turning it into night.
  9. Kain Hargraves

    [F1-SP] Finding my Muse. <<Earning a Living>>

    Having turned back to the trail, Kain moved along back towards the safezone. His mind had wandered back to what he would do once he had returned and was trained as a performer. His first idea was to set up shop. He had heard from Nikodemus that floor 17 was a wonderful greek themed floor, and would be a place to look. Many of the other places described to him didn't sound so well, so he had set his sights on Floor 17. With that having been well decided for some time, he then debated on what kind of instrument he would learn to use. He already knew how to play the violin and thermin, both having been his main musical study due to their ability to create somber and melancholy sounds. Thinking it over, he wondered if maybe a type of flute or pipe would be his best bet, since he would be carrying it into battle a lot. After that thought crossed him, he wondered how he would put his skills to use.
  10. Kain Hargraves

    [F1-SP] Finding my Muse. <<Earning a Living>>

    As he came past the small riverbed and began a slow ascent up a tiny rolling hill, Kain looked back and sighed with amazement. Aincrad was a beautiful world. Dangerous yes, but beautiful none the less. He took in the slowly setting sun, the sky slowly becoming streaked with the burnt orange and firey red as the light hit the sky just right, or mimicked to perfection atleast, and to the east, the slow crawl of a sable firmament peaking through slowly. Taking a deep breath, Kain filled his lungs with the scent of summer, the scent of warm air and dry grass, once green flora turning slowly to a pale shade of green, almost mint colored, before their eventual change to the brown, red, and oranges of autumn. Kain was always more fond of autumn and winter, having been raised in a small town surrounded to the east by a large forest land, and to the north a desert that turned into a snowy tundra in winter. To the south, naught but farmland for miles and miles, before once more merging with desert. The farmland in summer smelled of sweet grass, wheat, hay, and corn coming to maturity just before fall. The grasses were dry and warm, giving off the scent of an earthy aroma, and at night, the air was cool and damp, the right temperature for stargazing at night. All of these memories rushed to him as he stood there gazing out at the world of Aincrad below him.
  11. Kain Hargraves

    [F1-SP] Finding my Muse. <<Earning a Living>>

    Moving along the path, Kain thought about what he would due with his new profession. He and Nikodemus had spent some time talking about it in a small dingy tavern on the outskirts of Nimbus. He knew what he would be able to do, but knew it was a profession that few made use of. With a sigh, he shrugged his shoulders and continued on. He would make use of it well, and he knew where he was going in this game, how he would synergize with the others well. Coming past the small riverbed, Kain stopped for a moment to catch his breath, and then began again.
  12. Kain Hargraves

    [F1-SP] Finding my Muse. <<Earning a Living>>

    Traveling down the small path, Kain came across a small bit of fenced of area. The place was a small patch of flowers and plants, fitted oddly in the middle of the lowlands. Shrugging his shoulders, Kain hopped the fence and looked about the small patch. He admired the flowers here and there, enjoying the scent of them. Between two of them, a small item sat glowing in the sun. Leaning down, Kain snatched it into his fingers and held it up. Smiling, he saw it was a material. Happy to have found one, he pocketed it with the others and then returned to the small path and began heading back to town again. ID# 62102 results: Loot: 20 +1 material
  13. Kain Hargraves

    [F1-SP] Finding my Muse. <<Earning a Living>>

    Having reached the path, he made his way along it, winding through the low lands and coming towards a small lake. He smiled as he wandered along it's edge, the ground going from a hard soil to soft loamy sand. With his armor on, he was heavier than normal, and with each footstep, he felt his boots sink into the sand almost to his ankle. Looking along the shore of the small lake for anything, Kain relaxed and took the sights in. He had rarely left the safezone before now, and when he did, it was for a short period to make sure none of the orphaned children or anyone in his care had strayed out there foolishly. As he finally came full circle and saw the path he had followed to get here, Kain smiled and did one last look around the area he stood. finding nothing, he checked the suns position. Seeing it past it's zenith, he calculated the time to be close to 4. Checking his HUD's clock, he found he was right. turning back to the trail, he began the returned journey home. ID# 62088 results: Loot: 8
  14. Kain Hargraves

    [F1-SP] Finding my Muse. <<Earning a Living>>

    Moving along the lowlands, Kain smiled as the sun had reached it's apex and had begun it's eventual descent towards the western horizon. The afternoon was a warm one, and the slight breeze coming from the west felt great on Kain's skin. With a sigh of content, Kain stepped down onto something that was hard, but not a rock or root, and pliable, but not mud or sand. Looking down, he realized with great horror that he had somehow come into a small nesting area of boars, the mud pit not far off, and was standing on a sleeping boars tail. With a slight yelp, Kain tried to backpeddle, but ended up kicking a second boar that was roosted within a small patch of thick weeds. With snorted grunt, the boar's eyes shot open and immediately turned from the soft brown color to a bright yellow, then red as the aggression program kicked in. Cursing his clumsiness, Kain drew his hammer in one swift motion and struck the beast in the head as it lifted itself from the ground and turned it's head, the razor sharp tusk slamming into Kain's leg and grating along the metal. Grunting, Kain watched his health tick down by 1 HP. Worry creased his features, and with a howl he brought his hammer down again and smashed the boar flat on it's belly. Trying to lift itself up again, it gave up and fell back down, bursting to pixels. With little warning, the second sleeping boar had rose, turned aggro, and charged into Kain's back, knocking him flat on his face. Seeing another point of HP drop from his bar, Kain began to panic, but the sound of the boar shrieking and squealing in pain took his mind off himself. Lifting his eyes, he watched as the boar was buffeted by a wave of damage and burst into pixels. The hit to him activated his <Thorns> effect on his shield and finished the boar. Panting, Kain stood and surveyed the area. seeing no further boars, he smiled and sighed with relief. Checking the ground where the boars were, he found some loot laying there. Touching it, a pop up screen appeared and showed he had gained 2 materials and a small sum of Col. Accepting the items, he closed the screen and began to sprint off towards the path he had strayed from. ID# 62052 results: Battle: 10 Crit. +2 DMG Craft: 4 Loot: 12 MOB: 6 hit. <Thorns> activated. My DMG: 5 + 2 = 7 - 1 = 6 Thorns: 14 Boar: 3 - 27 = 0 + 1 = 1 x 2 = 2 Kain Hargraves: LVL 1 | 2/4 HP | 1/1 EN | MIT: 27 | DMG: 5 (1 + 1 + 3) | Thorns: 14 Boar: 4/4 HP | DMG: 3 | Mit: 1 1 mat on death. + 20 col Boar: 4/4 HP | DMG: 3 | Mit: 1 1 mat on death. +20 col 2 mats, 40 col.
  15. Kain Hargraves

    [F1-SP] Finding my Muse. <<Earning a Living>>

    Moving to the river bed, Kain began sifting through the dry silt and dirt that was now caked to the stones and chunks of root protruding from the ground along it. turning rocks over and lifting roots and pieces of old drift wood away, Kain let out a groan of despair. He had heard from Nikodemus that the quest would be a pain, but he had hoped to have some better luck at this. He was sent to literally only grab one or two items, but he was coming up empty handed. Kicking a rock aside, Kain grumbled and climbed from the river bed and began walking leisurely along the lowlands. ID# 62050 results: Loot: 11
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