Fireside Chats with Kat: Kassha Firehart (rk57957)

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Fireside Chats with Kat: Kassha Firehart (rk57957)

Post by The Avlissian » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:10 am

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Fireside Chats with Kat:

Kassha Firehart (rk57957)

Katster
First, as always, thank you for letting me interview you!
You are definitely a staple of Avlis. What brought you start playing here?

Rk57957
I blame Lesli, she was talking about Avlis and I got interested.

Katster
What year was that?

Rk57957
2008, man I've been playing this game over 11 years now

Katster
(Lesli, for those who do not remember, is an awesomely awesome roleplayer. She is not around here now but is not forgotten.)
Isn't that a bit mindblowing? Over a decade.

Rk57957
Doesn't feel like it has been that long, now trying to remember all the stuff that has happened in Avlis since then.

Katster
Was Kassha your first or was there another?

Rk57957
Kassha was my first, I tried a few alts but was never able to get into them.

Katster
That's pretty impressive to me, queen of alts.
Did he go straight to the Red Order or did you bounce around a bit first?

Rk57957
Pretty much straight to the Red Order, there was a bit of experimenting with ye old house robbing so he had a hefty pool of chaos points. Spent years as an initiate. I think he broke 20th before he made full magus.

Katster
Oh? Kassha, a common thief? Did you ever get caught by law enforcement or shadowy figures?

Rk57957
Ahh the tween levels when you get that first bit of rogue and you have to misbehave. It was mostly in Elysia, I think I got caught once and was scolded for it.

Katster
No jail time or community service? Pish. Lucky you!
During those 11 years, what was your favorite plot that Kassha has been a part of, big or small?

Rk57957
Oh man a good question, there were so many things he's stuck his fingers in. I'd have to say it is a toss up between Ferrellian Orcs having an assassin contract on his head or the M'chek/Drotid war where he got all his good war stories.

Katster
How did you end up with an NPC orc hit squad on you?

rk57957
I blame Sammy. We were brutalizing the Ferrell Orcs and one thing lead to another and the Orcs got their feelings hurt.

Katster
Hah, blame Sammy is better than blame Snow.

rk57957
Also, we killed a lot of them, and stole some special blood rubies that were once part of a Verossan statue.

Katster
Did they ever catch up to Kassha?

Rk57957
Quite often, but at that point he was getting a bit difficult to kill so he always survived the attempts. Though there was sometimes collateral damage so eventually poor Kassha had to track their leader down to return the gems, of course he returned the wrong ones and well ... the moral of the story is don't play with Verossan artifacts.

Katster
That is a great lesson.
This next question may tie in to that, but what was your biggest "oh shit, what have I done" moment on Avlis?

Rk57957
He's not had any spectacular screw ups, outside of the few ancient evils with failed will saves, the time he tried to kill Archibald to run off with Comfort after a failed will saves. Probably the one that caused him the most trouble was when he was almost court martialed during the war (Drotid).

He was part of a group that went to rescue Finn and Ellowin from the shaahesk.

Katster
Did he leave Finn's booze behind?

Rk57957
Ha probably, but I think poor Finn was thankful for the rescue. The real quick story was a group of elves went to rescue them, Kassha joins up, leads them from Nanshi, through BBerg, To M'chek. The big deal was M'chek had just closed the war zone to non military members so anyone not part of the M'chekian military was automatically an enemy combatant.

Hyacinth tried to stop the group, Kassha tired to stone her, then she followed us into the warzone. Where Kassha puts on his Blackhawk helmet (he was a private) and goes look I out rank everyone lets go kick down a door.
Well Hyacinth being Hyacinth of course filed a formal report of the incident. Iron Fist went not our problem it's the Blackhawks' problem. So poor Thaylis had to deal with it.

Katster
Ha, I bet he was thankful for that. /sarcasm
You got away with it though!

Rk57957
I did!
Though Kassha got demoted, and was told it would be a cold day in Hell before he ever got promoted.

Katster
Forever Private Kassha.
Other end of the spectrum, what are you most proud of, PC wise?

Rk57957
He's done a lot of noted stuff. Story wise I think it's a toss up between his engagement during the fall of Elysia or the sinking of the Dawn of Terror

Katster
Care to share the tale of either story or both, if you wish.

Rk57957
Everyone by know has to have heard of the Dawn of Terror and if they haven't they need to get an IG telling of it. I like to embellish it a lot.
The engagement was probably like a funny RomCom.

~cues up RomCom music~

There we are at Dracon Gate trying to save Elysia
Kobolds everywhere.
because nothing says romance like kobolds.
So a group of us are trying to hold off these sever crashing spawns of kobolds while Fergus and some others are doing Vorin knows what up in the keep.
and it was one of those moments where it was hey we could all die to a huge pack of shitty kobolds.

So in the midst of this there is Pantera McFadden swinging her huge Scythe back and forth, Kassha Firehart breathing acid across the ceaseless hordes, and Thror Stormhammer doing unspeakable violence with his huge hammer.
And Kassha survey what could be there horrible death decides to propose.

Pantera McFadden... breathes acid, chomps an unlucky shaahesk slave driver.... we might die here today, crushes a kobold and I don't want to die without professing my love

kills a bunch of kobolds I love you Pantera kills some more kobolds will you,
then Thror screams out “shut the hells up and kill the damned kobolds”
make an honest mage out of me .... Thror screams again “less talking more defending”

and marry me ... Thror again, can you do this later

And unlike every other Avlis wedding there were no assassins

Katster
Shocking!

Rk57957
of course it was just Kassha, Pantera, and the Priestess

Katster
What happened to Pantera, just stopped playing? I remember she was a helluva scythe swinger.

Rk57957
real life gobbled her up, like it seems to do so many of us.

Katster
The biggest buzz kill of all, real life.
Okay, so aside from Pantera because you married her, and me, because people will think I am editing your words, who is your favorite PC?

Rk57957
Oh man it is hard to pick out of so many.

I'll have to go with Hyacinth, Kassha chased after her for a while and then they ended up having all sorts of deep philosophical musings on the nature of good and such while killing bugbears and what not

But that is a hard choice because you have all of the old Flames, and then Liam and Dillon ... oh man Dillon I almost forgot about Kassha and Dillon getting drunk at what might be the end of the world and fingering Cha'reth 2.0

Katster
You are one of the few PCs that has touched a god!

Rk57957
I blame Dillon and his Wylde Shots, and a bit of drunk avlissing

Katster
He was good people and those shots are brutal on a PC.

Rk57957
Ahh the old alcohol addiction script
Kassha Firehart has the shakes

Katster
Everyone has the shakes.
Flipside of that question, who is your favorite NPC, obviously not the orcs?

Rk57957
Well I was going to say the elf at Zvid who was constantly walking back and forth, but really it would have to be Teth (Ebony NPC).

Kassha met him at Bedlam's wedding and got regaled with the story about how Teth wanted to make everyone a wild mage.

He was just such an interesting funny character it was like wow this guy is great.

2nd Favorite NPC would be Kanatiss also of the Ebony. He taught Kassha advanced transmutations in Drotid.
Katster
Ebony has some great NPCs.
The Trust in general does.

Rk57957
that is because mages are the best

Katster
Speaking of transmutations, you are one of the most skilled on Avlis, as well as an artificer. Your name is practically synonymous with both. What would you say was your defining moment as a character? The moment that made you realize Kassha was forever a part of the world and lore.

Rk57957
That is hard to say, I'll go with the easy answer and say the sinking of the Dawn of Terror

Katster
I cannot wait to ask you about that in game. IC stories are my favorite thing these days.

Rk57957
he was already known for artifice and it would be a while before the gem books come out but that one act just keeps coming up over and over ... you haven't heard the story?

Katster
I haven't!

Rk57957
You'll have to add it to the list of things Kassha's supposed to do, tell the story, take Grace to Hel'byssia

Katster
He can tell her while strolling Hel'byssia.
So Kassha is your only PC. Is there a class or character you've been tempted to roll up as an alt that you'd like to play?

Rk57957
Ranger, the companion system looks fun, and watching Mor kill stuff he is good at killing makes it look fun.

Katster
Rangers are my favorite and I've not made a successful one yet.

Rk57957
I am guessing the perfect ranger is like a unicorn.

Katster
Mor is pretty close I bet.

Rk57957
He is pretty impressive and incredibly sneaky.

Katster
So more you than Kassha for the next couple, what keeps you busy outside of Avlis?

Rk57957
The girls, despite getting laid off it seems like I am constantly running them around, chasing them around, or following them around.

Katster
Ha, they are at that age when it is all action all the time, right?

Rk57957
4 and 7, all action and drama and chaos
plus the 4 year old just discovered Legos.

Katster
Goodbye walking barefoot.

Rk57957
we have a very strict clean up the toys policy so no horrible midnight foot disfiguring yet ... but she has expensive lego tastes.

Katster
They are all pretty expensive these days but you get to play with them too.
Not that I still buy Legos. (editor's note: I still buy Legos for myself)

Rk57957
I am sad they discontinued Pirate Lego and Space Police.

Katster
What is one thing that people would never guess about you having only played with you online?

Rk57957
Ohh another tough question, I'm a bit more reserved in person than I am online and have a horrible speaking voice.
Which is funny because I play a Charisma 40 egoist who constantly runs his mouth to anyone.

Katster
Hah
I am curious now, next time I go to Texas…

Rk57957
Don't come during the summer but if you come to Austin you can meet Lesli, Lyc, Nob, Mor, and TA ... I think that is all the avlissians around

Katster
That is a stellar line up.
Last question! Dealers choice on this one, Random Music shuffle, list the first five songs or the last thing you looked up on YouTube.

Rk57957
Last song looked up on Youtube was Everything is Awesome. The 4 year old got to see the Lego movie so we've listened to Everything is Awesome quite a bit.

Katster
I lied, last question really.
What is something you'd love to see on Avlis in the coming years?

Rk57957
Artificable Staves!

Katster
Nice.
I am down with that too.

Rk57957
A bit of a personal wish because ... need something new to artitice, but really I'm impressed that Avlis is still going after all this time and the creation team is still constantly tweaking and fixing things
They already get a lot of love but they deserve a bit more.

Katster
And adding things too! It's amazing how much has been added in the last year.
They do deserve love.
Anything you'd like to mention before I set you free for the night?

Rk57957
I can't think of anything, it has been fun, everyone should get interviewed.

Katster
Yay! I agree, I love doing them. I learn stuff too!
Thank you so much for sharing your story with me and with Avlis.

Rk57957
Its been a pleasure, as Kassha would say bye and Burn Brightly!

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Re: Fireside Chats with Kat: Kassha Firehart (rk57957)

Post by Katroine » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:37 pm

Thank you for letting me interview you!
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