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About a month into playing Fallen Earth, I was playing a lot more than the friends who introduced me to the game and ended up writing to pass the time. It was pretty much a fluke that I ran into the Roleplayer community and pitched the idea to spend a year recapping their stories and having some mis-adventures myself. The following index consists of the Seven and one quarter books that Ardenn Neraia supposedly wrote while he was traveling around the wasteland, working for both NPCs and players alike. I originally had intended to gather up a years worth of material and approach Icarus to see if I could get it published to help promote the game with a collection of fan works and help pay my rent, but the final chapters of the story were all lost in a hard drive loss and I am completely unable to finish it now.

Update; The Books are no-longer in circulation. Six are within the safekeeping of Hope Springs, the other two and his collar are in Antonio's Office.

Note; Ardenn Neraia's Character is mine, I've been tooling around with him and his personality in multiple games but he really seemed at home in Fallen Earth (his back story even parallels a lot of technology advancements). There are roughly 200 players mentioned in the journals who's personalities and reactions are their own creations (Except the people playing fan characters anyway). Permission was given by the majority of the players with a few PVPers mentioned in passing. I went to great efforts to keep the journals PG-13, though there are a few rather adult topics that come up from time to time. An index is being posted here in part due to the fact that the hosting site has removed the Search function and I had a lot of requests to have an index people could refer to.

Warning; The main character of the story is Gay. If this bothers you, don't read it. It wasn't intended to be any kind of focal point to the character, but it apparently hadn't been done before in FE's community (plenty of lesbians, not one gay guy) so it gets mentioned in strange instances. Theres also frequent mentions of drug use though its rarely clarified which drug is being used.

Random oh my!; Ardenn gets compared to Nietzsche a lot. I'm undecided if this is a good thing or not.

Random thought; If any Devs or GMs read any of this, I'd love some Feedback/Lore checking. My knowledge for NPC lore actually tapers off around lvl 40 when I got interested in PVP and lost the storyline quests. The whole thing needs heavy editing really, but I'd never had the time to sit down and do it before.

-- For all that is written here, it never really captured his soul. You really had to talk to him in person to "get it".

Master Decoder List (All characters mentioned in the journals have had their names changed to protect the innocent at the time the events were happening, it kept the players guessing regarding what was going on. The decoder list was written much later.)
http://fallenearth.r...er-decoder-list



- Book 1 - Ardenn's introduction to the canyon...
http://fallenearth.r...g/ardenn/545-am
http://fallenearth.r...two-prev-545-am
http://fallenearth.r...5-am-part-three
http://fallenearth.r...00-pm-part-four
http://fallenearth.r...n/306-am-part-5
http://fallenearth.r...art-six-i-think
http://fallenearth.r...t-7-or-whatever
http://fallenearth.r...ng-track-part-8
http://fallenearth.r...rt-9-boy-oh-boy
http://fallenearth.r...shot-me-part-10
http://fallenearth.r...mbushed-part-11
http://fallenearth.r...-am-run-part-12
http://fallenearth.r...re-lead-part-13


- Book 2 - Out of the Frying Pan and into the fire...
http://fallenearth.r...nd-book-part-14
http://fallenearth.r...evening-part-15
http://fallenearth.r...m-guilt-part-16
http://fallenearth.r...m-dread-part-17
http://fallenearth.r...trouble-part-18
http://fallenearth.r...ers-cap-part-19
http://fallenearth.r...upation-part-20
http://fallenearth.r...s-or-no-part-21
http://fallenearth.r...gumshoe-part-22
http://fallenearth.r...reaming-part-23
http://fallenearth.r...ortured-part-24
http://fallenearth.r...t-sleep-part-25


- Book 3 - Placement in the Food Chain...
http://fallenearth.r...-yellow-part-26
http://fallenearth.r...ing-kid-part-27
http://fallenearth.r...in-life-part-28
http://fallenearth.r...-am-job-part-29
http://fallenearth.r...sations-part-30
http://fallenearth.r...m-snake-part-31
http://fallenearth.r...art-32-dear-god
http://fallenearth.r...hy-milk-part-33
http://fallenearth.r...athwish-part-34
http://fallenearth.r...m-twins-part-35
http://fallenearth.r...er-trav-part-36
http://fallenearth.r...am-fury-part-37
http://fallenearth.r...ad-guys-part-38


- Book 4 - Assumptions can be dangerous...
http://fallenearth.r...fatigue-part-39
http://fallenearth.r...quences-part-40
http://fallenearth.r...feeling-part-41
http://fallenearth.r...her-job-part-42
http://fallenearth.r...-angels-part-43
http://fallenearth.r...ak-time-part-43
http://fallenearth.r...riented-part-44
http://fallenearth.r...e-takei-part-45
http://fallenearth.r...ad-mojo-part-46
http://fallenearth.r...terneck-part-47
http://fallenearth.r...her-day-part-48
http://fallenearth.r...m-dirty-part-49
http://fallenearth.r...loyalty-part-51
http://fallenearth.r...hispers-part-52


- Book 5 - Life and Death... (This book was dedicated to Kyotan)
http://fallenearth.r...m-heart-part-53
http://fallenearth.r...m-spine-part-54
http://fallenearth.r...y-uncle-part-55
http://fallenearth.r...ill-run-part-56
http://fallenearth.r...rambles-part-57
http://fallenearth.r...-am-box-part-56
http://fallenearth.r...s-tails-part-57
http://fallenearth.r...ignment-part-58
http://fallenearth.r...lurking-part-59
http://fallenearth.r...-colors-part-60
http://fallenearth.r...strings-part-61
http://fallenearth.r...-horses-part-62(I claim responsibility for that lvl 1 debuff no one can get rid of, it happened right after this entry was put online.)


- Book 6 - Fixer's Request...
http://fallenearth.r...tration-part-63
http://fallenearth.r...pm-mush-part-64
http://fallenearth.r...le-here-part-65
http://fallenearth.r...ng-face-part-66
http://fallenearth.r...loyalty-part-67
http://fallenearth.r...keepers-part-68
http://fallenearth.r...a-three-part-69
http://fallenearth.r...pm-rain-part-70
http://fallenearth.r...-dreams-part-71
http://fallenearth.r...termath-part-72
http://fallenearth.r...g-sands-part-73
http://fallenearth.r...w-years-part-74
http://fallenearth.r...-pm-end-part-75


- Book 7 - Territory and War...
http://fallenearth.r...lection-part-76
http://fallenearth.r...history-part-77
http://fallenearth.r...-growth-part-78
http://fallenearth.r...freedom-part-79
http://fallenearth.r...rothers-part-80
http://fallenearth.r...e-pride-part-81
http://fallenearth.r...-dagger-part-82
http://fallenearth.r...-patrol-part-83
http://fallenearth.r...-lotto-party-84
http://fallenearth.r...atalyst-part-86
http://fallenearth.r...m-chota-part-87
http://fallenearth.r...pm-coma-part-88


- Book 8 - The Lost Pages... (This was taken from his body at death, never completed)
http://fallenearth.r...ld-card-part-90
http://fallenearth.r...-kyotan-part-91
http://fallenearth.r...pter-92-i-think
http://fallenearth.r...ed-book-8-entry


- The End Result -
http://fallenearth.r...ity-exploration


- The Final Hour -
http://fallenearth.r...m/ardenn/sunset




- Corrupted Life Net Hack - (Co-written with the guy I joined the game with, incomplete but good enough.)
http://fallenearth.r...st-lifenet-hack


Things I never got to write about due to data loss; Kyotan and Ardenn finally admitting things to one another and an exchange of rings, hand crafted for one another. They were married by Canyon standards a few months before Ardenn was assassinated by a Traveler Cleaner.


The Revival Nightmares;
There was a story arch here that isnt really well documented regarding how people found out Ardenn was dead, trapped by the All-Mind because his Clone profile wasnt working properly. Every time they tried to revive him manually, he'd come out a decaying Rotter. Nightmares started ripping through the population and over a few months, they put the peices together that they were being attacked in their dreams and their dead "hero" was trying to get back to the living to help them defeat the monsters. Infortmation and Dreams were sent to individual players and they were allowed to post their own impressions of what was going on.

The following entries are what remains of his writing after his revival period.

An entry in Canni Bell's learning book;
http://fallenearth.r...nnis-letterbook
(The comments from the players were nice.)

The following few entries were written diffrently as he had not yet started a fresh journal;
http://fallenearth.r...ardenn/warchief

A teaser about something happening;
http://fallenearth.r.../warehouse-five

Another teaser, giving players more to work with;
http://fallenearth.r...rdenn/checklist

More revealing teaser, and a Market recap (More screenshots in the comments)
http://fallenearth.r...n/supply-demand

Inwhich the "Badgers", a police force for Flagstaff, have arrested him for interrogation;
http://fallenearth.r...denn/2-am-pulse

Inwhich one of Ardenn's PTSD dreams is posted publicly;
http://fallenearth.r...leeping-warrior

Inwhich the Nightmare Entities break into Ardenn's Skull;
http://fallenearth.r...nn/infiltration
(This was actually a played out scene, the dream sequence only posted afterwards)
(Jendai got too close to the sleepwalker and had her nose kicked in tongue.gif)

Inwhich the details of the plot are publisized and we discuss details in the comments;
http://fallenearth.r...e-public-update

A Teaser for Ardenn's Pizza & Ammo Delivery Service;
http://fallenearth.r...nn/preperations
(I was one of the few RPers that would go out into PVP zones, made a business of delivering supplies)

The final stage of the public plot;
http://fallenearth.r...e-aka-stage-666
(I had so much fun picking music for the months long story arch.)

Ardenn quits Condemned, a clan he and Kyotan built to protect the CHOTA nation;
http://fallenearth.r.../shifting-sands
(The anger over what happened stayed with him, he hasnt really been the same since.)

In which Ardenn finds a new target;
http://fallenearth.r...ardenn/step-one

In which a new story arch is started (this time run by other people, I was just a player);
http://fallenearth.r...ardenn/step-two

In Which Ardenn comes to a decision;
http://fallenearth.r...denn/step-three

A teaser, leading up to the next Book;
http://fallenearth.r...rdenn/step-four


Marshals Log;
http://fallenearth.r...m/content/sting
http://fallenearth.r...om/content/bite
http://fallenearth.r...nt/good-or-evil
http://fallenearth.r...dnt-think-title
http://fallenearth.r...pain-punishment
http://fallenearth.r...log-entry/pulse

Evolve;
http://fallenearth.r...log-entry/pulse

Marshals Log;
http://fallenearth.r...e-shadow-clones
http://fallenearth.r...entry/bonding-0
(There are extra silly additions in the comments. Ardenn doesnt know French, but he tried.)
http://fallenearth.r...ntry/reflection
http://fallenearth.r...try/frustration

In which a private letter is made public as a story arch recap;
http://fallenearth.r...-addressed-john


Shortly after this posting, I was paid to leave Fallen Earth for an undetermined amount of time to do work on the NA ArcheAge Alpha doing bug reports. I have beenr equested to do another Character Journal when the game launches. The following two posts are an overal look back on Ardenn's past year and my effort to wrap up the loose ends I am sadly leaving behind.

How it all started;
http://fallenearth.r...-it-all-started


How it all ended; (The RPers wouldnt let me kill him again, so this is the result tongue.gif)
http://fallenearth.r...ry/how-it-ended

...... And then Sang dragged Ard by the balls, kicking and screaming, back to the Canyon to continue serving the community he cant seem to escape.... Goddamnit.


Edited by Ardenn, 26 September 2015 - 08:21 PM.

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The FE RP website is currently offline. I have the Journals backed up on an alternative site, I'll fix the links and spruce up the link code a bit tomorrow.
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Site is back online, and surprisingly, there are still people trying to find Ardenn's murderer and restore his LifeNet profile.
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Site is back online, and surprisingly, there are still people trying to find Ardenn's murderer and restore his LifeNet profile.


Glad you posted these here.

Ferp was down again when i checked today ...
and yeah Canni is among those trying to find Ards killer .. she wont give up.

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Canni and Agression (Mary Jane and Jellybeans) are the fore runners to trying to revive Ardenn. Robert (Sarge) was trying to as well but IRL has pulled him almost totally out of the game. Joe Spivy (Did I ever make a name for him? Im not sure) may be unhappy to see people trying to revive Ard, he still owes me a favor. ;p\


The site its in a flux at the moment, the admin is trying to update our software and we're working out the kinks now.
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I just wanted to say; Holy crap, I've got 10k views on this thing.

Also;

Ardenn was revived 6 months after his death, and there are mutterings of a second volume being a possibility. Apparently people cant get enough of him.
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I have updated this with the Revival Nightmare stage and the Marshal's Log, as well as my sad departure from the game.

I'll be writing another Character Journal somewhere else in a few months.
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