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(KTRK)   Fatal stabbing at Renaissance festival.Victim loses all treasure and must go back to level one   ( divider line
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2004-10-17 04:34:03 PM  
hahaha.....smirk....that's not.......giggle....funny....hmph....
2004-10-17 04:45:10 PM  
The victim has been identified as Brandon Wayne Smith, 23, from The Woodlands. Investigators say he and his sister were on leave from the Navy and were just trying to have a good time at the festival.

Now, why mention that, I wonder?
2004-10-17 04:45:36 PM  
Definately not fairefolk who did the stabbing, though. As odd as fairfolk are, they're pretty harmless.
2004-10-17 05:01:05 PM  
My wife and I went to this festival last week and had a good Ole Tyme. She was buying some trinket at one of the booths and the guy was doing his whole act. He said, "Be careful if you go down to Sherwood Forest." My (clueless) wife: "Really?" Rennie: "Aye, we've had some reports of gang activity. Last week we had to call in the Sheriff."

She thought he was serious, I explained it to her later. After hearing about this on the news last night, she says, "See!! I told you he was serious!"

2004-10-17 05:10:04 PM  
Too bad it wasn't at a furry meeting.
2004-10-17 05:13:36 PM  
someone must have rolled a natural 20.
2004-10-17 05:17:56 PM  
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This little guy is being sought for questioning

/8-Bit Theater Fan
2004-10-17 05:19:16 PM  
Yeah, it sucks when you get snakeyes for your armor/dodge rolls.
2004-10-17 05:23:20 PM  
Stupid PK'ers ruin everyone's fun.
2004-10-17 05:26:11 PM  

Now, why mention that, I wonder?

Because your local news station is not CSPAN.
2004-10-17 05:35:42 PM  
By the way, as I've lived in or near Houston for most of my life, this is the only Renaissance Fest I've ever been to. This year, I noticed that the sword and knife shops seem to be doing heavy business (I was actually going to type "making a killing" but I thought better of it). So much so that I was actually a little shocked. People were walking out of that place with a half-dozen swords and who knows how many knives.

Next year, I'll be bringing my own weapons IN.
2004-10-17 05:39:57 PM  
Failed his saving throw?
2004-10-17 05:40:08 PM  
Navy enlisted = Goverment investigation = dead 'gang' members.

Dont be a douche and stab harmless people 19 times.
2004-10-17 05:46:30 PM  
I would have cast a +50 spirit buff and warded off the enemy with my Magical Light Wand of Erinthor.
2004-10-17 06:51:14 PM  
Innocent people getting stabbed to death... funny stuff. Nice headline.
2004-10-17 08:27:43 PM  
Lightning Dagger! Lightning Dagger! Oh sh*t.
2004-10-18 12:44:43 AM  
Kerry will withdraw all troops from Renaissance festivals.
2004-10-18 12:45:21 AM  
i built a "life size" fiberglass dragon for that place about 6 years ago. i wonder if it's still there. There's a crazy hippie village out back with community showers. Those people live there all year long.
2004-10-18 12:46:18 AM  
If they outlaw swords, only outlaws will have...
2004-10-18 12:50:00 AM  
Police describe the suspect as follows:

Str: 12
Con: 09
Dxt: 17
Chr: 08
Int: 07
Wis: 05

Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Special Bonuses: 2x Damage for Backstabs
2004-10-18 12:50:14 AM  
There has to be something strange in the water down there!
2004-10-18 12:50:26 AM  
Words were exchanged in the parking lot of the Renaissance Festival Saturday.

"Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelled of
2004-10-18 12:50:46 AM  
I went down on a "life size" fiberglass dragon about five years ago....
2004-10-18 12:52:36 AM  
hahahaha, and it's the woman's THIRD dead funny..."go back to level one"....rofl...such wit!
2004-10-18 12:53:00 AM  
Spawn camping the parking lot it sounds like
2004-10-18 12:53:11 AM  

Nice try, but I doupt you can turn this thread into a flame war.
Should have picked on the submitter's inapropriate humour instead, all the cool kids are doing it.
2004-10-18 12:55:44 AM  
whoa, F42, that was meta-cool

/you were cool about being cool, see
2004-10-18 12:56:18 AM  
based on the fact that the victems two brothers died of white trash accidents (drowning isn't necisarily white trash, but the other brothers ATV death elevates it) he probably picked a fight with the guy and told him he was a pussy and wouldn't know how to use his dagger if he tried, and whoops, white trash gets killed buy the guy he infuriated.

Both are equally guilty, but since white trash isn't human, the guy should be let free.
2004-10-18 12:56:30 AM  
He's just jealous that all the others got to go to the Ren Faire and he was left guarding the bridge against billygoats by his lonesome.
2004-10-18 12:56:33 AM  
That headline just aborted my inner child with an unbent coathanger...
2004-10-18 12:56:59 AM  
F42 Loosen up the sphincter, it was just a joke.
2004-10-18 12:57:51 AM  
You DID read that it was a Navy guy right? I mean you CAN read?
2004-10-18 12:58:21 AM  
Well there you have it.

Anybody catch that TOTAL*FARK boobies link that made a brief appearance here?
2004-10-18 01:01:28 AM  

2004-10-18 01:02:17 AM  
um, I've got a co-worker at the festival this weekend, with his entire family. I so expected to see his name, or someone from his family. I'm glad I avoided it for the Bocktoberfest this time around.

2004-10-18 01:03:26 AM  
One time I was at this renaisannce faire with a "life size" fiberglass dragon. It had a crotch hole big enough to stick my peener through. Just in time for this this chick to start going down on me.
2004-10-18 01:04:01 AM  
"crotch hole"
2004-10-18 01:04:49 AM  
He can be res'ed can't he? Or are his party members too cheap to pay a Cleric of Paladine?
2004-10-18 01:10:24 AM  
Noland confessed to a friend that he probably stabbed someone ten times.

I like the use of the word probably here.

"I dunno, man. I might've stabbed him ten times. Probably. I do have this bloody knife, so I guess I must've. Maybe."

He should've at least counted how many times he stabbed the guy. I mean, the least he could do for the poor guy he killed is have the decency to take the time to do it right, and keep track of how many times you stab him. I think that's proper stabbing etiquette.

I guess we'll find out for sure when Martha gets out of prison.
2004-10-18 01:16:05 AM  
Some of you obviously don't know the difference between Rennies and LARPers.

Rennies = poofy sleeves and odd hats, sell overpriced art or chainmail. Drink Pepsi in place of mead.

LARPers = "Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt!"
2004-10-18 01:19:57 AM  
No Such Agency

You have to admit, there is a lot of overlap though. Most LARPERS I know, except Vapmire Larpers, go to renn fests if there is one nearby.
2004-10-18 01:23:07 AM  
Did they question the killer rabbit?
2004-10-18 01:25:49 AM  
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2004-10-18 01:28:16 AM  
Marvin_Runyon - good call. You know how WT loves their siblings...
2004-10-18 01:29:30 AM  
No Such Agency
One's a soon-to-be failed (insert obscure field here) history major and the other is already a failed (insert obscure field here) history major?
2004-10-18 01:32:35 AM  

He can be res'ed can't he? Or are his party members too cheap to pay a Cleric of Paladine?

Hah! Shows how much you know! Paladine and Takhisis are both gone now. I hear the clerics of Mishakal charge a hefty penny for a rez, though. Buncha bastards. "Oh oh! Mishakal needs a new temple! Praise Mishakal!"

More like the high holy cleric of Mishakal needs a new sedan.
2004-10-18 01:35:02 AM  
LOL LincolnLogolas

Where's my stabbing knife?

/Stabbity stabbity death
2004-10-18 01:40:44 AM  
I have a feeling that when the PCs investigate, they'll discover something much more sinister....
2004-10-18 01:46:11 AM  
ugh this thread gave me the heebie jeebies. While we're sitting here making rez jokes, which i admit i find funny. this guy ceased to exist a few days ago. and like. i can't tell if that bothers me or if im still lying to myself that he COULD have been rezd if theyd had more gold coins. ech. oh i know. i should goto sleep.
2004-10-18 02:13:53 AM  
All this article has done is reinforced my conviction to have my death end up as an awesome Fark thread.
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