AmberCon North 2004 Quotes

Slot 1

"The White Lady" by Stephanie Itchkawich

Cast of Characters

There is no wind, no sound, no flapping banner. No recourse to sad cliches. Only the stench, and it pervades everything, clogging the pores with molecules of putrification, bits of the landscape which have now made themselves one with anything remaining.

A single figure stands among it all. The white robes of her funeral pledge stained with gore, her face a childish expression of innocence and purity, is marred by small splatters of mud and other materials that seem to lend her grace.

She sees you and turns away, a faint disappointment registers but resolve quickly follows.

"If it takes a thousand years."
David de Jong:Blokh, son of ?
Kris Fazzari:Melanie, daughter of Brand
Roy Grutchfield:Cally, daughter of ?
David Heeney:Victor, son of ?
Glen Seymour:Spike, son of Brand
Tymen VanDyk:Fallon, son of Flora
Edwin Voskamp:Caeleron, son of Oberon's older brother and his first wife
Rae Williams:Enelawoncha, daughter of Benedict

"I suppose a formal declaration of allegiance might be in order." -- The White Lady
"I'm not asking for one now." -- Caeleron

"I have no objection to children, I think children are delightful." -- The White Lady to the group
"In sauce." -- Kris Fazzari

"I just wanted to make certain that I wasn't committing to killing myself." -- Caeleron to the group

"Oberon was corrupting us in his own image." -- Fallon
"Not me, but I can see it in the rest of you." -- Caeleron

"I'll kill anyone, but I won't touch strange toys." -- Enelawoncha to the group

"I try breaking my finger again. If it hurts, I'm happy." -- Cally to GM

"You feel a deep sense of unease." -- GM
"I had that before I chopped (my) leg off." -- Spike

"What would you like to do now?" -- GM to Spike
"You've got another leg...." -- Kris Fazzari

"I severed off the Chaos infection." -- Spike to Benedict
"Yeah, that's what I called her, too." -- Kris Fazzari, speaking for Benedict

"My father named me Seraphim, but I go by Spike." -- Spike to the doctors
"I would too!" -- Rae Williams and Kris Fazzari

"Do you feel itchy or irritated in any way?" -- doctor
"Why yes, you won't answer my questions." -- Spike

"We wipe out the Pattern, Oberon and all of Shadow. What bad can come of that?" -- Caeleron to the group

"Have you ever tried to turn a cardboard box into a car?" -- GM to Caeleron

"So you're here to kill me?" -- Oberon
"No, I'm here to ask if I should kill you." -- Blokh

"I think that probably you should not kill me, as I would find it inconvenient." -- Oberon to Blokh

"Can you gain a higher level of control over this nothing?" -- Spike to GM

"Can I live without my body, do I think?" -- Spike to GM

"I move my mind into the nothing." -- Spike
"You've done that." -- GM
"(Your) mind is as empty as it's ever been." -- Kris Fazzari

"Trump Fiction" by Chris Kindred

In 1939, New York City is the center of the universe: The one true City of which all others are pale reflections. It is a city populated by dashing heroes, criminal masterminds, mad science, magic and dirigibles. From high atop the Amber Building, wealthy industrialist Oberon Amberson has gathered the greatest heroes of the age together to save the world.

Cast of Characters

Matt Andrews:Dr. Brandom Totülkamp, mad scientist
J.P. Brannan:Caine AKA The Phantom/"The Ghost who Walks"
Sean McCabe:Lamont Corwin AKA The Shadow
Liz Wilson:Madam Llewella, gypsy psychic

"Alright, I'm almost in position, get ready to attack." -- Caine to the group, long after the attack is over

"No, when we said attack after the explosions start, we meant explosions other than the ones caused by you!" -- Madam Llewella to Dr. Brand

"Yes, if we get blown up that will be a real problem for you." -- Caine to Lamont Corwin

Slot 2

"Nine Princes in High School" by Jack Gulick

While Principle Oberon is away, discipline at Amber High is starting to slip. The teachers are holing up in their lounge, avoiding anything but the minimum of classtime. The students are forming into factions over the race for Prom King and Queen. The janitor is muttering about something strange in the basement.

Join in the unpredictable goings-on as Amber meets Teenagers From Outer Space!

Cast of Characters

Matt Andrews:Bill, 7 1/2 foot tall red demon guy (think Hellboy)
J.P. Brannan:Benedict, Captain of the Fencing team, used to date someone from Chaos High
Michael Curry:Caine, Pirate Captain
Kris Fazzari:Juliana, Hall Monitor
Jenn Jackson:Deirdre, leader of an all-girl gang
Chris Kindred:Eric, acting Student Council President
Sean McCabe:Stewie (from Family Guy)

"Congratulations, another glorious conquest - you've taken over an empty gym." -- Eric to Benedict

"Why do you think I have an unstoppable car? If I didn't, the Stormhounds would eat it." -- Juliana to the group

"Do you take the ship (to investigate the noise outside the school)?" -- GM to Pirate Caine in the pool
"No, not the ship, are you insane? It won't fit through the gym doors!" *pause* "We take the long boat." -- Caine

"Shoot me." -- Eric to GM
"I'll be right there." -- Stewie

"Prepare to board, lads!" -- Caine in the long boat carried by detention students, upon seeing the doughnut truck

"The Pirates are a valuable asset." -- Eric
"The ass part is right." -- Juliana

"Attention lazy construction workers! Your bulldozers are being stolen!" -- Eric to the on-break workers

"You see Benedict with something you've never seen in his car before. A girl." -- GM to Caine

"Do I know Stewie (is good at building things)?" -- Deirdre
"I walk around with a robot gorilla all the time, you might think I have a flare for that kind of thing." -- Stewie

"The RoboShack, for all your killer robot needs." -- GM to the group

"There's a car falling through the air. It's going to land on the school bus." -- GM
"I hit it with a lightning bolt." -- Eric
"Is it a recognizable car?" -- Juliana
"Not anymore." -- Eric

"You can either trust to fate, or let (Brittany) help. She might be fast." -- GM to Benedict
"We all know she's fast." -- Kris Fazzari
"I don't know, letting a girl handle my car..." -- Benedict
"Would you rather a guy handle your car?" -- Sean McCabe
*GM rolls dice*
"Oh, Brittany helps you a lot." -- GM
"She's good with a stick." -- Jenn Jackson
"You're shifting like you've never shifted before." -- Matt Anders

"Don't hide from the man-eating demon in the frosting!" -- Bill to the group

"If (the Chaos High students) had checked with their portable thingies, they would have known that the rally was canceled." -- Eric
"Their (PDAs:) Portable Demonic Advisors." -- GM

Slot 4

"ShadowWorld (Mainline)" by Edwin Voskamp

ShadowWorld is a diceless roleplaying game based in our world, except that, under the facade of media, politics, political correctness and "reality" there is a ShadowWorld where strange things happen: psionic powers, ancient secrets, dark conspiracies that are hidden from or dismissed by the general public. The players are psionically gifted operators of a secret organization sent on a mission.

Cast of Characters

Jason Blackthorn:Jeremiah Walking Bear
Kris Fazzari:Cat Nelson
Jack Gulick:Dr. Stella Child
Bill Gulstad:Howard Storm
Chris King:Roger Northrup
Keri King:Dr. Elizabeth Bennett
John Schippers:John Prester
Tymen VanDyk:Johann Barth

"Yep, you're sure, Prester is cheating at solitaire." -- John Schippers
"I knew I didn't like him!" -- Jack Gulick

"He was afraid of the druids, and now there's a hole full of druid bits." -- John Prester
"I prefer to think of it as mulch." -- Howard Storm

"You may be a fairly nice fellow, but you eat brains! I hope you brush and floss!" -- John Prester to Roger Northrup

Slot 5

"A Different Point of the Compass" by Rae Williams

They say that Rebma is a reflection of Amber. That's what they'd like you to believe. This is the real story of Rebma, not the lies they tell in Amber.

Children of Faeron

Jason Blackthorn:Jae (50)
Kris Fazzari:Lorelei (23), Nivek's twin
David Heeney:Nivek (23), Lorelei's twin
Mike Manolakes:Sandev (25)
Glen Seymour:Delmar (130), Chief Arbiter

"Why do they call it Chaos?" -- Lorelei to Faeron
"To discourage tourists." -- Sandev

"I am ready to hunt KFC." -- Lorelei
"KFC is pretty easy to get. They don't attack back." -- Faeron
"They attack from the inside." -- Mike Manolakes

"I carry a sword. It's a noble weapon. Of course, I have no idea how to use it." -- Sandev to the group

"Of course, this is a creature without any intelligence." -- GM to the group, referring to a crab
"Yeah, but he's our brother, so we have to be nice to him anyway." -- Jae, referring to Delmar

"It turns out you're a shapeshifting assassin who created the universe, so if I've ever done anything to offend you...." -- Nivek to Faeron, his mom

"We liked the fried chicken...." -- Delmar to the group, explaining why he ordered the fried eggs

"Did (Oberon's children) cause you any trouble?" -- Faeron
"They caused Lorelei's loins some trouble." -- Delmar

Slot 6

"Lean Times in Amber" by Chris Kindred

This is the city. Amber. A hotbed of intrigue, magic, swashbuckling adventure, and intrigue. It's a good place to live. And an easy place to die. King Oberon is absent from his throne. What will become of those dwelling in the Eternal City? A game of swashbuckling noir.

Cast of Characters

Matt Andrews:Wilfred, Wrenn's Secretary
J.P. Brannan:Lord Doctor Fionntán Sabatini of the Royal College of Heraldry
Michael Curry:Captain Wesley Hobart, Captain of the frigate Raptor, a privateer
Kris Fazzari:Madeline Dumas, Genevieve's identical twin, agent of Amber's Secret Service
Bill Gulstad:Ambrose del Mar, Admiral High Mage of the Southern Fleet
Stephanie Itchkawich:Griz the Gray-Eyed, sailor in the Royal Navy
Jennifer Jackson:Elyssa Darcy, the jeweler of which all other jewelers are Shadow
Sean McCabe:Wrenn, Amber City Homicide Detective
Glen Seymour:John's Son, sailor in the Royal Navy
Liz Trumitch:Juliana Pinegar, Duchess of Carlisle

"Are all Chris' plots about you having sex with elders?" -- Sean McCabe
"(Juliana does) not sleep around. I don't know why (she has) this reputation of sleeping around!" -- Liz Trumitch to the group
"Because (she) sleeps around?" -- Kris Fazzari

"Eric's just this weenie who's the son of the King." -- Wesley
"That's his Royal Highness." -- GM
"That's his Royal Highness Weenie." -- Wesley
"That's his Royal Weenie." -- Juliana

"John's Son is 6'4" tall and 300 pounds, without the fat." -- Glen Seymour
"So your job is that you're Gérard's stunt double - is that what you do for a living?" -- Bill Gulstad

"The thinking is that Oberon will come back with one of two things - a Queen..." -- GM to the group
"Or a social disease." -- Michael Curry

"(Juliana) talks to a lot of people, and she's been talking to a lot of people for most of her life." -- Liz Trumitch
"That's the problem." -- Kris Fazzari

"What are normal business hours for a pirate?" -- Michael Curry to the group

"Do you have rules against excessive violence?" -- Griz
"Apparently not." -- Wrenn, looking at the excessively beaten body

"We don't consider sex a skill." -- Juliana to the group

"Philip is used to this crap." -- Juliana to the group
"Used to in the sense of resigned to it, maybe." -- Kris Fazzari

"OK, now I have something to do." -- Elyssa to the group, after learning that her mother's been murdered

"You live for craziness, Darling." -- Juliana
"With!" -- Philip

Slot 7

"One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night" by Rae Williams

One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead boys got up to fight.
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew their swords and shot each other.
A deaf policeman heard the noise
And came and shot the two dead boys.
If you think this lie is true,
Ask the blind man. He saw it too.

Cast of Characters

David de Jong:Blokh
Mike Manolakes:Horatio
BriAnne Searles:Ophelia
Craig Sparling:Nyers
Liz Trumitch:Angela

"I have my pistol out, I have my pistol, my plant...and my goat." -- Nyers to ?

"I was OK, until the goat." -- Ophelia
"Was he doing something illegal with the goat?" -- Angela

"If we castrated him, that won't be won't be a problem." -- Angela
"Maybe the goat could do that." -- Ophelia

"Disarm?" -- Blokh
"Take his weapons away. But you're welcome to take off his arms." -- Horatio

"The goat is a great artifact of power." -- GM
"Or evidence in a trial later." -- Liz Trumitch

"A goat of great power that moves Nyers in mysterious ways." -- Ophelia

"I think Corwin's the goat. That would explain the goat's sexual history." -- Angela to ?

"Now you just need to find the pink bunny." -- GM
"Ah, my most cunning adversary so far." -- Blokh

"Marlin. Martin. Not much difference." -- GM
"That's what you get for not crossing your T's." -- David de Jong

"When the Queen Says, 'Go and Die...'" by Chris Kindred

"You are surrounded by beauty, by intrigue, by danger, what more can a man want?" -- Aramis Anyone in Paris will tell you,it's good to be a Musketeer. It's a life of adventure! Of wine! Women! Intrigue! Swordplay! Romance! Brawls! Wine! Women! When adventure calls, when the honor of the Queen is threatened, when villains are about, when a lady needs rescuing, and when its time for a good strong drink, it's 'All for one, and one for all!"

Cast of Characters

Matt Andrews:Xavier Philipe de la Vin Rouge, Musketeer
Jason Blackthorn:Wandrille Lockheart, Musketeer
Sarah Blackthorn:Roméo, hanger-on
J.P. Brannan:Alexis Vigaroux, Musketeer, Duke of Averoigne
Shawn Dorsey:Yves de Arcey, Musketeer
Kris Fazzari:Marcel Delmar, female Musketeer disguised as a man
Roy Grutchfield:Planchet, Xavier's servant
Bill Gulstad:Lupin le Fou, Musketeer
Stephanie Itchkawich:Phillipe, Musketeer
Sean McCabe:Will, Musketeer, former spy
Glen Seymour:Sydney Sylvain, Musketeer
Tymen VanDyk:Armande Berenger de la Valencoeur, Musketeer
Edwin Voskamp:Jeon de Chretíen, Musketeer

"Given that we're under time constraints, can I say 'fine sword - two points' (on my character sheet)." -- Jason Blackthorn to GM
"Sure, because I've been in the game for years, and I still only have 'fine sword' on my sheet." -- J.P. Brannan

"I have a deaf servant named 'Sword.' So when I want a weapon I just yell 'Sword!'" -- Will to the group
"Which he doesn't answer to because he's deaf!" -- Glen Seymour

"Mutton leg...mighty and delicious!" -- Lupin to the group

"A servant, a leopard and a Musketeer walk into a bar...." -- GM to the group

"The leopard's tasted me, so I'm safe!" -- Xavier to the group

"My (deaf mute servant) is very talented." -- Will to the group
"He doesn't speak multiple languages." -- Kris Fazzari

"The Queen has called for your service!" -- Armande to the Musketeers
"Oh shit, I forgot about that." -- Jeon

"A man dressing as a woman? That would never work." -- Marcel to the group

"I'm intrigued about Jeon's idea of the Cardinal slipping in the bath...or having a bath dropped on him." -- Lupin to the group

"Tonight's watch words are 'caution' and 'flammable.'" -- GM to the group

"I'm having a crisis of style." -- Sydney to the florist whose shop he has just broken into

"The Musketeers are nothing if not gentlemanly." -- Marcel to Deirdre

"In defense of the Cardinal's men, they stack easily and are posable in interesting ways." -- Lupin to Deirdre

"The Count's plans for the day currently consist of killing your friend." -- Deirdre
"He may be busy today, can we reschedule the killing?" -- Will

"Can you hook me up with your husband's wife?" -- GM, speaking for Alexis, to Deirdre
"Is there a Hallmark card for that?" -- Sean McCabe
"There is in Amber." -- GM

"I thought saying hello was more polite than barrels of gunpowder outside your door." -- Alexis to Corwin/the Man in Black

"We have uncovered a plot..." -- Sydney to Buckingham
"To steal your clothes." -- Will

"We have discovered a plot against you, so this man will dress in your clothes and die in your place." -- Sydney, indicating Will
"Excellent!" -- Buckingham

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Counter  Hellriders have passed through here since March 18, 2005.

Done by Kris Fazzari.

Game descriptions taken from the AmberCon North 2004 Game Book.

Quotes taken by myself and Rae Williams.

Web pages with quotes and/or commentary on Ambercon North 2004 include:

J.P. Brannan:ACN '04: Trump Fiction, ACN '04: Nine Princes in High School and ACN '04: To Live and Die in Texorami
Flaming Monkey:ACN 2004 post-con report
Mac Geek:AmberCon North report
Jack Gulick:ACN Day One
Eponine:ACN Update
Liz Trumitch:Ambercon North 2004 and To Live and Die in Texorami

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