Defenders of Aylanae

Session Log 29

Suzu Ueno gains a hero point.
Suzu Ueno refreshes Luck points.
Aita Inari refreshes Luck points.
Aita Inari gains a hero point.
Tabris:Needs to be less Escaflowne and more Lancelot
Perhaps the mark 2 can be that one :P
Or the official mass production version
Tabris:Hey Sachi
Guess we’re just waiting on G now

  • Aruvin get ready to tough out getting shot by sniper…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:did you guys see where 4chan trolled shia labeaouf’s protest thing? He had some webcame somewhere but people kept trolling the livestream so he apparently switched it to a flagpole in the middle of nowhere literally just looking at the sky, and they still found the damn thing and trolled it
    by using jet contrails and the stars lol
    then people went around blowing their horns once they had a rough idea and triangulated the horn blows lol
    Tabris:Sounds like 4chan
    Mina Beatrix Toress:fuckin stars and jet contrails
    DM:And you thought contrails were chemtrails to poison people. In reality they’re secret CIA Global positioning markers!
    Mina Beatrix Toress:
    there i found the article, it cracked me up
    DM:Well I can actually start w/o G, I’ll just begin with Calim, Aruvin and Maxine who are on the other side of the city at this point when shit is gonna start going down for them
    And damn, that’s some epic trolling lol
    That’s going the extra mile lol
    Calim Gorn:Whoo
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Oh, my…”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:yeah they got iron will apparently
    Motivation: For the lulz
    DM:okay… so if you guys are ready I can start with ya.. Sef will prob have to wait since he’s in thes ame area as G.
    But the rest of you guys will have your own troubles that Geralt and Mina won’t be able ot do anything about anyway so..
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’m ready
    DM:Sachi you good?
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Yep~
    Mina Beatrix Toress:all engines go
    DM:okay, Aruvin was flying after Suzu, travelling along teh city walls… give me a perception check for Aruvin.
    Aruvin hears a distant impact… and looking at the city walls to ther ight of him, he counts six of the archers there that have been impaled by arrows… then all of a sudden a pair more arrows come in rapid succession, taking down another pair of guards…
    Judging by the lack of any alert.. it’s likely a small force, an army would have been easily spotted…
    How would you like to respond?
  • Aruvin frowns a bit. “And so the invasion begins…”
  • Aruvin looks for the enemy archers
    DM:Right now you’re flying a bit under the walls or at least level so probably safe for now.. though you could fly up to the walls themselves and try to get a look at who is out there.
    Aruvin:“Astra, keep alert of Mana signs…”
  • Aruvin flies up to get a look
    DM:okay give me a perc check. I’ll roll one for Astra as well
    Aruvin doesn’t see anything directly, it must be distant… but Astra appears on his shoulder.
    Astra:“Difficullt to discern any mana signs, in those trees to the north but I’m getting a strong Aela signature… almost certainly an imbued.”
  • Aruvin shouts to any guards/people on the ground. “Small banbd of enemies on the ambush! Men down on our walls! I’m gogin out to investigate further!”
  • Aruvin zips over the wall and zig zags his way towards Aela signature
    DM:Maxine is also nearby and hears Aruvin yell out as well. The small group of trees that Astra pointed out btw are fairly distant,about 500 feet.
    Calim Gorn:(Well we got Assassin and apparently Archer, now we just need the other five…)
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Oh!”
    DM:heh, nah Calim is gonna run into the assassin… :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Maxine von Eisenburg comes running with her rifle, looking for a chokepoint or some place she can intercept anyone coming in…
    DM:Max got any way to leap/climb u ponto the city wall?
    Or you just want to get on a building expecting someone to rush into the streets?
  • Aruvin has fully ‘activated’ his crystal nature by this point. He bother uses trees as minro cover and dodges them as he rapidly closes the gap… (Fly 2 so 120’ .. not sure if there is a ‘double move’ in this system…)
    DM:The wall would give you a vantage point outside the city, its’ kinda hard to shoot over it otherwise save for one of the unusually tall structures.
    Yeah there’s a double move.
    I’m gonna require init at this point as we’ll start Aruvin at 500 feet away from the forest for now. And Maxine at 60 feet or so from the wall (assuming its her goal to get up there)
    So gonna roll inits for you guys.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:All I really have is a gliding cloak
    And acrobatics skill >.>
    Aruvin:hmm – is there an wexisting roll Init macro onthe campaign tab?
    DM:hmm if your acro is good I’ll let you try to parkour your way up potentially. Or you can look for a set of stairs.
    nah I roll for the init don’t worry to mcuh about that, as long as it’s on your token
    just getting the NPCs set up .
    Aruvin:well, I have no special bonuses so.. ;)
    *****Start of Archer’s Turn*****
    DM:Max can make it partially up as combat is starting.
    Meanwhile another arrow fires from the forest, this time at Aruvin, at deadly speeds…..
    Archer:Archer Attacks! (Penetrating Arrow) (Ranged, +9, rank 7 Damage) Improved Critical 4Roll Result: 18 (9)Effect Rank: 7 (Penetrating 7)Descriptors: piercing
    DM:That’s gonna score a hit. okay you ca use the soak macro to do a toughness check
    Aruvin:impervios 11, so can ignore Rank 6 and lower damage effects
    DM:heh yeah this thing has a ton of penetrating.
    Astra:“Those arrows are infused with mana… this guy is no joke.”
    Calim Gorn:Use the Resistance macro first actually, heh
    DM:Yeah heh. sorry.
    Yeah it’s the shift -F3 one
    I use the hotkeys mostly so I kinda forget what I named em.
    Use the F3 one to actually apply the wounds
    Calim Gorn:That’s gonna sting
    DM:That’s gonna inflict 2 wounds and daze you for 1 round.
    The arrow strikes Aruvin in the shoulder surprising him as it penetrates his crystal defense unexpectedly easy… a feat no noraml arrow could accomplish save by being shot by a very strong bowman.
    On the plus side Aruvin can get a look at approximately where it came from.. the guy is perched on one of the tree branches… hiding amidt the cover…
    Though unless you’ve got extended vsion you can’t really make out fine details at the 500 ft range.
    *****Start of Maxine von Eisenburg’s Turn*****
    DM:Max is half up the wall but didn’t quite manage her way up there on the first attempt at Parkour…
    Maxine von Eisenburg:I’m gonna try and make it the rest of the way up, and put my scanner goggles on to see if I can spot any targets.
    DM:olkay give me another acrobatics or athletics check.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Wheeeee~
    DM:Max makes it up the wall and peers out… I’ll give ya a perception check since it is pretty long range, and he’s hiding amidst a forest.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:mmm
    DM:Max stares out amidst the confusion but can’t spot anything yet at this range… it’s quite a ways away…
    Btw does Max understand the Taiyou language?
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Hm, she’s a bit of a Taiyouphile (it’s why she learned that swordsmanship style) so it’d make sense, especially since she’s uber rich and will probably be expected to perform diplomacy
    Doesn’t sound quite as good
    DM:heh okay I generalyl give peoplet wo languages for free.
    so Taiyou could be one of yours if you want that to be part of your background
    Prett ymuch one of the langauges has to be Honath, common of the empire,
    But the other one is usualyl one from your homeland, though Rahseldians get a free pick since Honath is their home langauge too
    Since Max is so smart, I might give her a second one for free too. At least the imperial languages.
    So Max’s turn is basically spent cehcking out the terrain (and not finding much), I’ll also let her take cover along the battlements of the wall.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, I need to remember to pick those out
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Hmm, I did want her to have a home language that’s German-ish, so if I have 3 picks it could be Taiyou, Honath, and that one?
    DM:She can also hear the defenders yelling out (in taiyou) “Shit did he just go out there? We need to back him up! Get the Shiadars ready!”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Tho I dunno what kinda language Honath actually is
    So it could be a dialect of that
    DM:hehe.. yeah I never really defined how it sounded anyway.
    Other than it being the language of Rahseld.
    Yeah, heh I imagined it’d probably be like a germanish accent or something on that.
    Calim Gorn:I figured British since they’re making an empire, lol
    And Maxine can see people running to one of the nearby larger towers.. where she guesses the shiadar is kept…
    *****Start of Aruvin’s Turn*****
    DM:Meanwhile for Aruvin… he’s been dazed, so that’ll reduce you to only a standard action and not move, so you’ll only go at your regular speed (no double move) assuming you want to still move out there.
    You’re about 500 ft away, having just came over the top of the wall at this point as the archer fired the arrow at you
    What does Aruvin want to do?
  • Aruvin will continue foward, anglign to skim over the ground and hoping to place vegetation between him and tghe shooter
    *****Start of Archer’s Turn*****
    DM:heh okay you stay low… trying to avoid him.. there’s some cover, but not too much before the treeline he’s at… unless you wanted to attempt a bit of a wide circle towards one of the smaller villages outside the city wall though that’d be roughyl 100 yards out of your way.
    Also going to add Calim and Laventa to init at this point (in a separate battle, but wanted to give Tab something to do )
    Calim Gorn:lol, great…
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Ooo Laventa’s here physically? I missed that from last week >>;
    Calim Gorn:Yup
    Her and Calim have been gettin’ busy
    DM:I’m drawing some boxes on the amp to represent separate fights.
    Just so you can help keep track who is fighting what.
    Calim Gorn:But yeah she showed up with the airship that Geralt had asked for to take him back to Yt basically
    As a surprise
    DM:This will prob be a surprise round for Calim and laventa, but I’m adding em to init anyway.. unelss Calim has some kinda danger sense.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, nah I don’t
    I knew I should have kept that
    DM:Calim is busy getting busy with Laventa… unbennownst to him… Ninja assassins sneak up on the two…
    Calim Gorn:lol great…
    Maxine von Eisenburg:ohohohoho
    Better kill them so they don’t have blackmail…
    Calim Gorn:lol well they might not know who we are necessarily… Maybe
    DM:You’ll be surprised for the first round, and prett ymuch without your armor and wepaonry (they’re nearby in the room bu you don’t have them at ready)
    Calim Gorn:lol… So two complications?
    DM:But first its the archer’s turn… firing at Aruvin.
    Yeah heh… you’ll get some complication points at the end of the encounter for this.
    I mean Laventa herself ain’t gonna be a complication here, cause you get her help for the fight.. so it’s not quite as bad.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah she’s a badass mage
    DM:The archer takes aim at Aruvin.. once again charging his arrow with mana..
    Calim Gorn:She should be able to just blast them all out of the room
    DM:They’re ninjas, and automatically total badasses.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:BUT
    there’s more than one of them
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, the Law of Conservation of Ninjutsu states that the power of a given ninja is inversely proportional to the total number of ninjas present
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Having multiple ninjas makes them weaker unless it’s Nioh or Ninja Gaiden
    Archer:Archer Attacks! (Penetrating Arrow) (Ranged, +9, rank 7 Damage) PA 2 AOA 2 Improved Critical 4Roll Result: 24 (15)Effect Rank: 9 (Penetrating 7)Descriptors: piercing
    Mina Beatrix Toress:well it turns out laventa is an illusion
    and the real laventa is a ninja, who takes off her mask, then wigs out because calim is cheating on her
    DM:The archer manages to tag Aruvin again… his aim seeming ridiculosuly good at this range…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Give me another toughness roll for Aruvin.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:hey G
    DM:We will also add Geralt and Mina now to the init roll….
    Aruvin:stupid initial 7…
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, the dice hate us as usual
    Hey G
    DM:Aruvin manages to react in time to position one of his more reinforced areas in the way of the arrow… stopping it… though it does put small cracks even in that.. the arrow clearly having some serious mana power behind it…
    One sec while I add G and Mina…
    Oh Master Koji should have went first actually I’ll let him act now.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:damage his sword
    Geralt:looks like we the ass suckers here
    Mina Beatrix Toress:its the only way to win
    Calim Gorn:No you have to fight him from lower ground so he can’t get the angle right
    Mina Beatrix Toress:i thought it was because his sword was damaged?
    Geralt:how do i do that in M&M, sunder?
    Calim Gorn:Oh that might have had something to do with it too, it’s been a while since I watched/played
    Mina Beatrix Toress:i only read about it, havent watched the series
    DM:one sec
    Mina Beatrix Toress:but i read about assassin before
    Master Koji:Master Koji Attacks! (Nodachi) (Close, +10, rank 6 Damage) Defensive Attack 2 Improved Critical 4Roll Result: 9 (1)Effect Rank: 6Descriptors: Slashing
    Mina Beatrix Toress:wiki says “He is defeated by Saber due to his blade being bent from their previous encounter, which leaves an opening in his Tsubame Gaeshi. Soon after, he disappears peacefully.”
    DM:The samurai comes at Geralt though misses him… apparently still feeling him out at this point… btw does Geralt got Quen up or not?
    *****Start of Ninja Master’s Turn*****
    Geralt:i can’t recall if i did or not
    i think i may have
    Calim Gorn:Ah okay
    DM:I’ll roll randomly to see who is “on top” during calim’s sex scene, unless Tab wants to specifically state it’s always one or the other :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Nah they like to mix it up, they’re kinky
    DM:heh okay.
    It’s gonna be Laventa on top
    Calim Gorn:Shit
    Mina Beatrix Toress:has to fight a whole battle with a mason jar full of coins lodged in his ass
    DM:Laventa Gorn gains a hero point.
    lemme give her her hero point
    Ninja Master gains a hero point.
    Calim Gorn:Kinda makes sense though since she initiated this one
    well you’ve been at it a while
    the ninja waited to strike
    Calim Gorn:Well of course
    Ninja Master:Ninja Master Attacks! (Kokuryuumaru) (Close, +8, rank 8 Damage) PA 4 AOA 2 Improved Critical 4Roll Result: 19 (13)Effect Rank: 12 (Multi-attack)Descriptors: slashing, mana
    DM:Laventa is taken by surprise (vulnerable as the ninja opens up wtih a vicious set of slashes with an enchanted blade
    Mina Beatrix Toress:this is what sachis x-ray vision sees when she looks at calim
    Calim Gorn:Yeah not quite that kinky
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 14) , Modifier 4 Roll Result: 14 ( natural:12 , Modifier -4 , Save DC:29 ) Laventa Gorn -—— Failure by 3 degrees
    Mina Beatrix Toress:makes good spot for holdout pistol tho
    DM:Laventa has to spned her hero point right away, as luck saves her from a potentially fatal strike… the ninja aimed for her neck, but she pulls away fortunately at the last moment…. though is still badly injured, as part of her throat is cut.. and the ninaj immediately carries out a follow through slash to her back.. clearly these guys aren’t out for taking ransoms….
    Calim Gorn:Jesus
    *****Start of Demon Samurai Horigoshi’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:“Laventa! No!”
    DM:Oshiro long praised the skill of Makoro’s warriors.. now you’ll get to see firsthand…
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Holy crap D:
    DM:The demon samurai turns towards Mina… apparently recognizing her skill (perhaps he can sense her unusually strong mana)… he discards his tetsubo in favor of a blade that seems to radiate an inner darkness…
    If mina has any knowledge of military matters or of Makoro specifically i’ll give her a knowledge check on this guy.
    Or if you’ve got the well-informed advantage.
    You can make an investigation cehck.
    Meanwhile.. the samurai comes at Mina… his face covered by a mask save for a pair of glowing red eyers.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:yeah this is gonna be fun with zero hp
    DM:fortuantely you do have Sayuri to help
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Mina knows baic details about this guy.. He’s the demon Samurai Horigoshi… said to allow himself to be possessed by an Oni (or channel one) to help him fight.
    Giving him supernatural strength, and also access to a variety of techniques.
    His blade is said to be demon-forged, though Mina doesn’t know its exact name…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:where are my exits?
    DM:She does know tha he’s a vassal of Atama Taro Mashita.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:incase i have to make a run for it
    there any porthole windows?
    DM:A particularly bloodthristy bastard.
    You went into mist form to get down here I believe, I’ll give you a tech roll to know fo any good exits.
    It’s a gorn warship… so there’s several mounted weapons built into the side… it should be possible to open one of the maintenance hatches for a way to escape… assuming you don’t mind jumping into the water.
    Anyway.. the demon samurai comes at you… yelling out his technique in Taiyou, a time honored tradition spread by many martial arts masters as a means of making thier particular secret-technique more famous.
    Demon Samurai Horigoshi:“Hoshi Shukketsu!”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:well im more worried about an escape plane to get sayuri out
    otherwise id just mist form
    Demon Samurai Horigoshi:Demon Samurai Horigoshi Attacks! (Demon Forged Sword) (Close, +6, rank 10 Damage) PA 2 Improved Critical 2Roll Result: 22 (18) CRITICAL HIT!Effect Rank: 12 (Penetrating 2)Descriptors: slashingNotes: affects incorporeal, secondary effect
    Calim Gorn:lol damn
    Mina Beatrix Toress:lol yeah that aint good
    Maxine von Eisenburg:x.x
    DM:While he’s making his roll I’ll advance init
    *****Start of Maxine von Eisenburg’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Heh wow, well at least you rolled good on the Toughness
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Was I able to spot anyone while they were shooting at Aruvin?
    Geralt:looks like a TPK and time to start Shadowrun ;)
    Calim Gorn:To hell with Shadowrun
    I’d rather play Savage or something
    Mina Beatrix Toress:we aint dead yet
    or well guess i might be figuratively
    DM:Mina takes a single wound though the wound seesmto be festering and drawing blood from her, cuasing a wound that bleeds far more readily than normal…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Tch….”
    DM:Max would have seen where the latest arrow came from…
    And she can see a lone figure in the distance…. at least registering on Aela sense.
    Alkso nearby the defenders are trying to rally to start up a Shiadar armor to go help Aruvin.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Are they in range of my rifle?
    DM:The target is 500 feet away from her… so lemme see…
    Think max range is 100xrank I believe.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Hm, it’s exactly rank 5
    DM:So barely within range… but at -5 due to distance
    Calim Gorn:Yeah it’s Rank x 25 for Short, x50 for medium, x100 for long
    Unless it has Extended, but the Spiker Rifle doesn’t
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Hm, and I haven’t seen signs of any of the other conflicts yet?
    DM:Not yet besides the guys that got shot on the wall… hard to believe that one man did all that so quickly.. but then again he deos appear to be registering as Imbued…
    IOt’s hard to get any true analytics at this range though.
    His arrows also register as strong-mana enhanced, liklely some kind of ki-channeling technqiue.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Hm. I’m worried more about those soldiers than Herr Aruvin at this point…”
    DM:At least it’s a Shiadar armor in good condition, thanks to Calim’s repairs.
    Calim Gorn:Yay I contributed
    DM:Calim is next but surprised… so it’ll be a couple of ninjas next..
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Instead of shooting at him from up here and giving away my position, I’m gonna mark where he was (I have eidetic memory so I totally can) and see if I can get to him through the woods. Am I close enough to signal to anyone where he is?
    DM:And I’ll elt them act…
    Calim Gorn:Wait this is still the surprise round? Fuck
    DM:lol yeah… the ninja master had a 25 init
    Calim Gorn:Yeah but it’s round two lol
    DM:Well you didn’ts tart till round 2
    Calim Gorn:Can I at least shield Laventa with my body? lol
    DM:Yeah there’s some other archers on the wall but based on this guy’s range they’re just taking cover mostly, you can wait till the SHaidar gets powered up since they intend on chasing him down with that
    heh, well not while surprised… unless you want to pay a hero point heh.
    Calim Gorn:Heh I will
    DM:Alright i’ll let you take the attacks from the other ninja.
    Ninja 2:Ninja 2 Attacks! (Ninjato) (Close, +7, rank 5 Damage) PA 2 Improved Critical 2Roll Result: 24 (19) CRITICAL HIT!Effect Rank: 7Descriptors: slashingNotes: Linked Poison
    DM:wow.. well good thig he can’t actually crit you cause he’s a minion.
    Calim Gorn:lol geez
    DM:But you still gotta worry about his attack and the poison that’s on it as well.
    So give me a toughness and fort roll.
    If you’ve got defenseive roll btw it’s gone for this attack cause you’re surprised
    Calim Gorn:Since I’m taking htis for Laventa
    DM:Btw Sachi you know what you wanna do?
    Calim Gorn:Heh, am I totally nude for this or are we basically half clothed?
    Ninja 1:Ninja 1 Attacks! (Ninjato) (Close, +7, rank 5 Damage) PA 2 Improved Critical 2Roll Result: 24 (19) CRITICAL HIT!Effect Rank: 7Descriptors: slashingNotes: Linked Poison
    Calim Gorn:lol wtf
    DM:wow the other ninja hit too.
    Nah you’re basically nude…
    Could have a ring or something on
    But basically nothing other than jewelry at this point.
    Armor/clothing and such is off.
    Calim Gorn:Heh okay, well my Toughness is gimped then
    Since it’s mostly on my jacket
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Yeah, Instead of shooting at him from up here and giving away my position, I’m gonna mark where he was (I have eidetic memory so I totally can) and see if I can get to him through the woods. Am I close enough to signal to anyone where he is?
    DM:Well there’s some archers on the wall you could signal, though they don’t seem to have the range to fire back at this guy easily… you coudl wiat for the Shiadar to get powered up.. and there’s some cover you could take a long flank around to get there, though it’d take a while and with Aruvin charging him (and drawing fire) you mgithg be better off trying to approach him along the plains and use an occasional bush
    Should be rank 7 for both of those.. so lemme see…
    You’ll resist the poison but take 1 wound fromt he first atttack and 2 from the second attack
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Ahh didn’t realize there were plains to approach him from, for some reason I was thinking the area was woodsy
    I’ll take the bushes
    DM:Nah the tree line is basically 500 feet away.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Ahhh so he’s in the trees, and there’s not much cover between here and there, gotcha
    DM:okay Maxine jumps down, I assume you got a way to glide down.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Yeah I have a skystrike cloak (and softstep boots, btw)
    DM:How much can you moveon a double move? I’ll let you use your cloak glide speed for this movement.
    Since you’re leaping off a wall.
    Or you could go low and use the bushes as cover.
    If you’re gliding you’d be a pretty open ttarget, but Aruvin is drawing the fire mostly, so maybe you’d get away with it
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    DM:Geralt is face to face with the strange samurai.. does Geralt have Quen up btw?
    Calim Gorn:Well I’m totally boned if this is still the surprise round, since Ninja Master and one of the other ninjas are both gonna act before me
    Calim Gorn:And I’m at a net -1 Toughness check
    DM:Nah you’re gonna act afte rthe ninja master… but not the others.
    Geralt:we decided that a bit ago
    Think I missed it anyway.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Hmm… On a double move I can go 60, how much longer would it take me to run/parkour down?
    Calim Gorn:lol no I’m not, he’s higher up in init than me and the round has to go back around again before I can do anything
    Master Koji:“Some kind of energy shield… interesting, I was expecitin more speed out of a monster hunter.”
  • Geralt steps to the side as the samurai misses his initial blow and follows up with a powerful blow across his overextended back side…..
    DM:well your cloak could glide for 120 per move (240 on double)
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Ooo
    DM:Since it’s got gliding flight 2
    and since you’re at high groound you can make use of that
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Yeah I’ll chance it if I can move that much quicker. Maybe I can get the drop on him since Aruvin’s flying around and being flashy
    DM:wow… yeahh that’s gonna get him.
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 13) Roll Result: 20 ( natural:13 , Save DC:28 ) Master Koji -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    *****Start of Ninja 3’s Turn*****
    Mina Beatrix Toress:G is the new Sef.
    He drained my mojo.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Geralt lands a skillful blow on the samurai… though the man manages to evade most fo what would be a lethal blow with his great speed, taking on a nonlethal slash on the arm.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:CIA gave him my random number generator and replaced mine.
    Geralt:now don;t go jinxing me
    DM:The last of the ninja attacks Laventa as calim bravely tries to defend her.
    Ninja 3:Ninja 3 Attacks! (Ninjato) (Close, +7, rank 5 Damage) PA 2 Improved Critical 2Roll Result: 21 (16)Effect Rank: 7Descriptors: slashingNotes: Linked Poison
    DM:damn ninja are rolling uber.
  • Calim Gorn grits his teeth as he shields Laventa from a pair of blows, trying to interpose himself between her and the ninja
    DM:Give me toughness and fort roll from thier poisoned blades.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:yeah hattori hanzo showed up apparently
    Calim Gorn:lol fuck me
    Calim Gorn:And that’s the last of my Hero Points
    Mina Beatrix Toress:ha well i started with none so dont feel bad
    DM:Well you resist the poison but you are gonna take another 2 degrees of damage.
    And a daze for 1 round
    Calim Gorn:And Ninja Master still gets his next attack before I act
    *****Start of Mina Beatrix Toress’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Could use some Bennies or whatever they are right now =P
    Or how about just more fucking Hero Points
    DM:heh well you get your complication stuff after the battle.
    Calim Gorn:lol after
    I ain’t gonna fucking be alive by then
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Run kid, get out of here!” she shouts at Sayrui as she unfurls her flail
    how far away is he?
    DM:heh well Aruvin technically has the 2 on 1 :)
    He’s in melee range with you right onw
    He rushed up with his demon sword and slashed you
    A red smoke comes out of his samurai mask as he breathes, catching scent of your blood.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:I’ll dissolve into mist, and reform on the other side of him between him and Sayuri, then take a swing at him with my flail.
    Demon Samurai Horigoshi:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 10) Roll Result: 29 ( natural:20 , Save DC:25 ) Demon Samurai Horigoshi -—- Success
    *****Start of Laventa Gorn’s Turn*****
    DM:The demon samurai’s toughened skin deflects the blow.
    Laventa is surprised for this round
    *****Start of Aruvin’s Turn*****
    DM:Aruvin is 380 feet away fromt he samurai archer
    Aruvin:“Guess a field test of this technique is in order…” Aruvin pauses his onrush, drawing his hands together and back (liek a ka-me-ha-me-ha). Aela swirls around hsi hands then lances outward in a javeling shapes crystal shard as he trust his hands foward… (move to set the attack in Variable power, standard to launch it…)
    extedned range on this, so 2 for sitance.. any other penalty?
    DM:Nah you got a pretty good look at him for now due to your distance, and he’s not using any direct cover yet, seeming ot prefer to get a good shot.
    hmm that suppsoed to be only damage 5?
    Aruvin:I’ve 15 PP, ranges is 2/rank so rank 5 = 10 +4 for accurate +1 for extend range
    DM:ah okay. just checknig
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 5) Roll Result: 27 ( natural:19 , Save DC:20 ) Archer -
    —— Success
    The arhcer manages to get pretty lucky… rolling to the side to avoid the blow.
    And you’re no longer dazed now at the end of your turn.
    *****Start of Sayuri Lastrium’s Turn*****
    Aruvin:“Maybe he’ll think twice about just sitting there…”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Uh oh
    Astra:“I doubt it.. we’re getting torn up out here! I’d advise making a wall or some kind of cover.”
    Sayuri Lastrium:“I’m not gonna just leave you!”
    DM:Sayuri reaches for a long pistol sidearm at her side.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Where’s she at now?
    DM:She’s fighting with Mina
    Against the demon samurai
    Sayuri Lastrium:Sayuri Lastrium Attacks! (Yuri Shot) (Ranged, 5, rank 6 Damage) Improved Critical 2Roll Result: 15 (10)Effect Rank: 6 (Resisted With Fortitude)Descriptors: Aela
    DM:Sayuri fires a white aela beam at the samurai… though the Samurai deflects it with his demon sword…
    Okay at end of round.. some new arrivals…
    *****Start of Master Koji’s Turn*****
    Master Koji:“I see I shouldn’t have underestimated you Witcher… This should be quite a fight.”
    DM:He yells out the name of his technique in the language of Taiyou… which Geralt does’t really udnersatnd.. as he slashes at him…
    Calim Gorn:TSUBAME GAESHI!
    DM:Geralt watches as the Samurai’s no dachi swings clear of his body… well out of range… however, a mana-based projecton of it seems to extend outward… striking at Geralt and taking him by surprise…
    Geralt:((You really shouoldn’t announce what you are doing till afterwards….. ZZZZZZZtttttt… Lipstick taser!))
    Master Koji:Master Koji Attacks! (One Wing Slash) (Close, +4, rank 12 Damage) PA 2 Improved Critical 3 Hero Point SpentRoll Result: 17 (5)Effect Rank: 14 (Resisted With Fortitude)Descriptors: pure mana
    Geralt:will hit with Quen
    DM:The strike hits Geralt, though this one is an attack resisted by fortitude…
    And seems to pass through the Quen shield…
    Give me a fortitude roll versus damage.
    time to drop it
    DM:That’s gonna be 2 wounds to Geralt and dazes him.
    Calim Gorn:Damn
    Geralt:how the hell, with a 20, jeesh
    Calim Gorn:lol it’s rank 14 apparently
    DM:He’s a badass.
    Well rank 12 actually but he power attacked :)
    *****Start of Archer’s Turn*****
    DM:The archer takes aim at Aruvin again…
    Archer:Archer Attacks! (Penetrating Arrow) (Ranged, +9, rank 7 Damage) PA 2 Improved Critical 4Roll Result: 20 (13)Effect Rank: 9 (Penetrating 7)Descriptors: piercing
    DM:And manages to land ahit (NPCs are rolling crazy good tonight)
    Give me another toughness soak for Aruvin.
    *****Start of Ninja Master’s Turn*****
    DM:Calim still want to defend Laventa?
    Calim Gorn:Yup…
    Ninja Master:Ninja Master Attacks! (Kokuryuumaru) (Close, +8, rank 8 Damage) Improved Critical 4Roll Result: 28 (20) CRITICAL HIT!Effect Rank: 8 (Multi-attack)Descriptors: slashing, mana
    DM:oh god…
    Calim Gorn:lol come on
    DM:lol not my fault he rolled a natural 20 lol
    Calim Gorn:I told you I was going to be dead, heh
    DM:Everyone is rolling ridiculously well against you heh.
    damn.. that shit has multiattack on it too…
    Calim Gorn:Out of Hero Points and at 5 on Toughness and my Toughness is down by 7 since I’m naked
    I’m totally dead
    DM:heh… well maybe you should let Laventa take it :P
    Calim Gorn:lol… Well that’ll probably kill her too the way you’re rolling
    But okay fine, let her take it I guess
    DM:Yeah lol.. I’m rolling crazy high.
    She’s no longer surprised at least so has full dodge..
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 15) Roll Result: 14 ( natural:11 , Save DC:30 ) Laventa Gorn -
    —— Failure by 4 degrees
    Calim Gorn:lol fuck
    DM:well she’s dropped but not dead.
    *****Start of Demon Samurai Horigoshi’s Turn*****
    DM:Aruvin you gotta give me a toughness roll as well against the archers arrow that hit ya.
    Don’t think you ever rolled for that.
    The ninja’s blade strikes into poor Laventa… striking her down as she screams…
    Calim Gorn:“NO!”
    DM:Meanwhile the demon samurai turns to Mina…
    Geralt:titties flopping in the dirt, how romantic Calim
    Demon Samurai Horigoshi:Demon Samurai Horigoshi Attacks! (Demon Forged Sword) (Close, +6, rank 10 Damage) PA 5 Improved Critical 2Roll Result: 4 (3)Effect Rank: 15 (Penetrating 2)Descriptors: slashingNotes: affects incorporeal, secondary effect
    Calim Gorn:Heh, yeah I got totally hosed on this encounter
    DM:He goes in for the kill but fails to hit.. however the bleeding effect from his sword still strikes at Mina.. so she has to make another toughness roll (it had secondary effect, so it gets a second damage roll)
    ANd Aruvin holds off the arrow.
    *****Start of Maxine von Eisenburg’s Turn*****
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Ok~ How close am I now?
    DM:Maxine is now at 260 or so feet after gliding for a double move
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Medium range is -2?
    Calim Gorn:Yup
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Hmm… So I can move once and be at medium… And it’d take me a while to get in melee range x.x
    DM:And Mina resists it. the bleeding finally stops.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:forgot to apply wound from last turn, thats why i did that
    DM:Yeah you can still be gliding btw Sachi. so you can go another 120
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Ooo
    DM:To 140 if you’d like.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Yeah I’ll glide as far as I can
    DM:Okay give me an expertise magic or I’ll let you use your science as well… (you can add teh two skill ranks together to make one check)
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Ooo yay~
    DM:I’ve been doing combined checks for thisg ame, which let you add the ranks of your skills together for one check (don’t add the ability score again though)
    Just the actual training ranks youv’e got.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:ooo
    Nat 20.
    Calim Gorn:Should be higher than that, you get double your stat
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Ohhh yeah I forgot!
    Calim Gorn:So would be 34
    DM:While he does radiate an aela signature… you can see that the aela signature is the work of some kind of mystical charm that he’s wearing… designed to give off a false reading of him being Imbued.. when in reality he’s not… he does have a very strong mana reading which is real… this guy had some serious training…
    Calim Gorn:(lol, well he’s not Imbued, so exterminate with extreme prejudice)
    Maxine von Eisenburg::3
    DM:He has a limited mana based barrier toughening his skin as well as using mana to strengthen his arrow attacks. Though you can detect that his techniques (that he’sused thus far anyway) all require a bow as a focus to channel thruogh.
    Though the archer also has a katana you sense it’s just mundane… and his bow itself has no real magic to it… it’s all his owninnate talent powering it.
    And you can take a shot at him, unless you’d like to just double move.
    You will stop gldiing btw at the end of this round.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Interesting.~ I suppose I needn’t hold back if it comes down to that…” Hm… I’m more effective close up, so I’ll actually make this a double move
    That’ll take you to almost melee range then.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Yesh~
    DM:I’ll give you an acro check to grab one of the tree branches since the archer is up on a branch perch
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    DM:Maxine vaults up to a tree branch, balacing herself on relgatively close to the archer, it’ll take another roll to balance and run a fe branches next turn to get to him
    Calim Gorn:So what can I grab this round, and will I still get an attack action
    DM:Well you’re dazed.. so at best you can just retrieve your sword or gun (your choice which)
    Or you can take an unarmed swing
    Calim Gorn:Sigh
    Guess I’ll grab sword and go full defense
    DM:Well you’re dazed so you only get a single action.
    Calim Gorn:Okay I’ll just full defense then
    DM:okay not gonna get the weapon yet then.
    *****Start of Ninja 2’s Turn*****
    DM:The second ninja tries to crack your defense.
    Calim Gorn:So close
    Ninja 2:Ninja 2 Attacks! (Ninjato) (Close, +7, rank 5 Damage) Improved Critical 2Roll Result: 26 (19) CRITICAL HIT!Effect Rank: 5Descriptors: slashingNotes: Linked Poison
    Calim Gorn:Oh come on
    DM:lol… another natural 19.
    Calim Gorn:What the fuck
    DM:you do get a defense roll anyway.
    and he can’t actually crit you.
    Calim Gorn:Basically d20 plus parry right?
    though if it’s under 10 for a rol lit gets +10
    like a hero point
    Calim Gorn:Okay I’ll do d10
    10 then
    since natural 20/1 won’t matter anywy
    Calim Gorn:lol of course
    DM:heh he still barely hits you.
    Calim Gorn:Well this probably drops me
    DM:It’s onyl a rank 5 attack but it is fort and toughness.
    actually wait theeir poison should be gone now… that only applied to one attack.
    Calim Gorn:lol that’s a 4 degree fail
    DM:Since it wipes off after that, they gotta use thier posion shurikens after that (it’s just equipment poison)
    Calim Gorn:I’m fucked
    DM:heh… wekll your dropped as well, fortuantely you do have some help coming…
    *****Start of Aita Inari’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:lol… Aita knowing the truth or letting us die… I’m not sure which is the better option
    Mina Beatrix Toress:pretend you’re dead
    DM:Curious at the new cute girl arriving in town…. you had an observer waiting in hiding…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:so laventa will go super saiyan
    Maxine von Eisenburg:lol :3
    Calim Gorn:lol so she was watching the whole time but waits until we both get shanked before she does anything, figures
    Aita Inari:Aita Inari Attacks! (Scythe (rank 8)) (Close, +8, rank 8 Damage) Acc 2Roll Result: 15 (5)Effect Rank: 6 (Resisted With Will)Descriptors: illusion
    Geralt:((Well everyone will know soon enough when they find your naked bloody bodies laying together.))
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    DM:Will save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 21 ( natural:14 , Save DC:21 ) Ninja 1 -—- Success
    Calim Gorn:And Aita is the one NPC that apparently rolls shit
    DM:Teh kitsune attacks from stealth… but unfortuanteyl.. misses…
    *****Start of Shiadar’s Turn*****
    DM:Meanwhile the rallied shiadar waits for the gates to be opened and runs out to help Aruvin and maxine…
    Calim Gorn:Where did Suzu go anyway? lol
    DM:It doesn’t manage to too far… getting to about 400 feet from the archer.
    *****Start of Ninja 1’s Turn*****
    Ninja 1:Ninja 1 Attacks! (Ninjato) (Close, +7, rank 5 Damage) Improved Critical 2Roll Result: 22 (15)Effect Rank: 5Descriptors: slashingNotes: Linked Poison
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 5) Roll Result: 10 ( natural:6 , Save DC:20 ) Aita Inari -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    lol wow…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Jesus Christ
    DM:These ninja are kicking ass
    Fuckers are only PL 6 too
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    DM:They’re just rolling RIDICULOUSLY good.
    They got like 4 natural 19s on Calim.
  • Geralt staggers a bit from his wound and dros quen, relying more on his agility than shielding vs this foe.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, well with +9 to hit they would have hit me on like an 8 or better anyway
    Geralt:“Well struck, now let’s dance…..”
    Master Koji:“Excellent… a true warrior should rely on his speed and agility.”
    “Not on spells and warships such as this one…”
    “I cannot respect those who must use machines to fight wars for them.”
  • Geralt goes for blood with another powerful blow.
    Calim Gorn:Awesome, go Geralt, save us all
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 13) Roll Result: 17 ( natural:12 , Save DC:28 ) Master Koji -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    *****Start of Ninja 3’s Turn*****
    DM:Geralt staggers the warrior.
    Ninja 3:Ninja 3 Attacks! (Ninjato) (Close, +7, rank 5 Damage) Improved Critical 2Roll Result: 18 (11)Effect Rank: 5Descriptors: slashingNotes: Linked Poison
    *****Start of Mina Beatrix Toress’s Turn*****
  • Mina Beatrix Toress feints a swing with her flail, as she brings a hand up to the warrior’s face, in an attempt to suck the mana from him directly. (Power Stunt: Weaken Stamina, Rank 11, Will Resisted)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:will eat the fatigue
    DM:he hokay.
    The samurai warriros manages to barely knock your hand aside.
    *****Start of Laventa Gorn’s Turn*****
    DM:Laventa bleeds…
    *****Start of Aruvin’s Turn*****
    DM:Aruvin is 380 feet from the archer (and maxine who closed the distance faster since you didn’t move last round due to daze and she double moved with her glide)
    The archer likely has turned his attention to Max now, who is nearly in meele wtih him.
    Aruvin:… if only she were 20 feet closer.. I coudl double move and be in interpose range ;)
    DM:heh actually technically she would be 20 feet closer, since her glide didn’t take her the whole way.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Yeah hehe~
    DM:I was just giving an approxmiation before.
  • Aruvin will double move then, ready to jump in front of Maxine if necessary
    *****Start of Sayuri Lastrium’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Oh, I forgot to update my wounds from last round
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Ah, good evening!~”
    DM:Sayuri takes aim…
    Sayuri Lastrium:“I can’t get a clear shot…”
    DM:As Mina was basically trying to get him with a touch attck they’rte very clsoe…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Just run away!”
    Archer:“Well my little distraction worked a bit better than I thought…”
    “Pity your daimyo is being assasssinated as you’re wasting time with me.”
    *****Start of Master Koji’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    Master Koji:“A respectable blow Witcher, I must wonder how you fell in with these cowardly machine-users.”
    “With skills like you possess, what need would you have for a warship?”
    “But now we shall see if you can hold off my greatest technique…”
    Geralt:the 5 point palm exploding heart technique??
    DM:The man pauses for a moment to draw mana into himself… as he launches at Geralt with a fearsome flurr yof attacks… his form becomes a blur of speed, striking rapidly in a barrage that’s hard for Geralt to follow…
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Mm… We’re far from the only ones here to defend her. That’s quite a clever trick of yours, using an aela projector, but it won’t keep you from dying like a dog with the rest of your conspirators.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Maxine von Eisenburg smiles, tapping her finger on the head of her cane line a stern headmistress
    Master Koji:Master Koji Attacks! (Sword Tech: Infinite Sword) (Close, +10, rank 6 Damage) PA 2 AOA 2 Improved Critical 4Roll Result: 17 (9)Effect Rank: 8 (Multi-attack)Descriptors: slashingNotes: Linked Affliction 6 (vulnerable/defenseless, resisted by insight)
    Geralt:m,iss sucka
    Calim Gorn:Haha awesome
    DM:Geralt also has to roll against a linked affliciton though..
    DM:For this affliciton just make an insight check (it has a special resistance)
    Essentially the blades come so fast that only your abilit yto predict and read your opponent has any chance of stopping his attempts to put you off balance.
    Wow.. and Geralt does… damn geralt is a badass.
    Calim Gorn:Maybe someday I’ll be half as badass as Geralt, that would be great
    DM:As he is able to sue his cat-liek reflexes to follow the samurais impossibly fast blade, deflecting strike after strike… until his gathered mana runs out and he slows down..
    *****Start of Archer’s Turn*****
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Oooo
    Geralt:watever, you took out an army by yourself
    Calim Gorn:lol they were all mooks
    Geralt:who has to know???
    Calim Gorn:And now I got fucking ganked by 3 mooks and a mid-level boss
    DM:The archer aims at Maxine now… firing multiple arrows…charging them with mana… tehse seem to be charged with some manner of concussive force…
    Aruvin:Interpose (Reacion): Aruvin can move p to 120 feet and take a hit aimed at an ally
    Geralt:and i’ve still not spent my reward points, can’t choose what to upgrade
    DM:Aruvin steps in front of the attack however, taking the blow for Max.
    Geralt:maybe i’ll make a grenade and dro it in his pants
    Archer:Archer Attacks! (Arrow Spam) (Ranged, +9, rank 7 Damage) Improved Critical 4Roll Result: 24 (15)Effect Rank: 7 (Multi-attack)Descriptors: nonlethal concussive
  • Maxine von Eisenburg prepares to dodge, but Aruvin takes the attack for her…
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Ah…!”
    DM:This one doesn’t have penetrating.. how much can your impervious block?
    Calim Gorn:6 I think
    lol well soaked it either way probably
    Aruvin:impervios 11, so rqnk 6 or less
    so you’re saying I squanderfed a 20? =/
    DM:heh yup. lol…
    Well either way the arrows bounce harmlessly off you
    Apparently those were meant to stun and not to kill, probably wanting to take Max in alive (her family is known to be rich…)
    *****Start of Ninja Master’s Turn*****
    DM:oh gonna add another group too…
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“My, that’s some tough armor… And such a unique cloak design.”
    Ninja Master:Ninja Master Attacks! (Kokuryuumaru) (Close, +8, rank 8 Damage) Improved Critical 4Roll Result: 24 (16) CRITICAL HIT!Effect Rank: 8 (Multi-attack)Descriptors: slashing, mana
    Calim Gorn:lol geez
    Master Koji:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 13) Roll Result: 21 ( natural:19 , Save DC:28 ) Aita Inari -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Well at least Aita can roll decently for Toughness
    DM:heh that was her heropoint.
    *****Start of Demon Samurai Horigoshi’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:lol of course
    Demon Samurai Horigoshi:“So you want my ki Gaijin? You can have it!”
    DM:The samurai focuses a dark energy in his blade… and swings down.. releasing a dark wave at Mina and Sayuri…
  • Maxine von Eisenburg glances at it, cycling her goggles’ filter to aela to see the details better.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:cecil is wrecking my shit
    DM:Give me a dodge check then a fort save against his demon wave…
    Mina and Sayuri scramble away from it… as it seems to corrode metal slightly that it touches andd estroys paper and wood outright.. fortuantely this is a gorn warship, so mostly mithral.
    So it doesn’t destroy the shit out of the thing.
    And somehow Mina and Sayuri dodge out of the 30 ft cone of destruction he unleasehs…
    *Start of Maxine von Eisenburg’s Turn*
    Maxine von Eisenburg:I’ll try and close to melee range…
    DM:okay give me an acro rooll since you’re running across branches
    Basically you’re kinda runing over forest branches and such right now fighting him in the trees.. so will take some balance.
    Calim Gorn:Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon fight scene
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Purrrr
    DM:Max manages to make her way over there, though she’s a bit unsteady on the footing (will be 2 to your attack)
    As she engages him from a slightly less stable branch.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:tch
    Archer:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 22 ( natural:14 , Save DC:21 ) Archer -
    —— Success
    DM:The archer manages to take a few steps back, rolliong with the blow and using part of his mana-sheidl effect to protect him.
    Astra:“Aruvin, I think this archer is Atama Tatsuya Ijiri, one of the heads of the revolting vassals.”
    Aruvin:“Then Megu will be happy once we finish him off.”
    Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*
  • Calim Gorn bleeds heroically
    Calim Gorn:Nope
    DM:heh yeah lemme make your secret death rolls too since you are dying.. heh.
    *****Start of Ninja 2’s Turn*****
  • Maxine von Eisenburg slashes at the archer, keeping the cane part of her sword in her off hand and using it to parry with (it’s not a rules thing just flavor for how she fights hehe)
    Ninja 2:Ninja 2 Attacks! (Ninjato) (Close, +7, rank 5 Damage) Improved Critical 2Roll Result: 24 (17)Effect Rank: 5Descriptors: slashingNotes: Linked Poison
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 5) Roll Result: 3 ( natural:3 , Save DC:20 ) Aita Inari -—- Failure by 4 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Basically need to roll equal to or under my Regen ranks
    Which in this case would be 2
    lol what the fuck
    DM:wow.. .Aita got dropped too
    Ninjas are kicking ass.
    *****Start of Aita Inari’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Flying Magitech Prototype’s Turn*****
    Aruvin:maybe suzu got further distracted by calim’s danger and crashe the massacre
    Calim Gorn:I’ll take anything at this point
    Makes me wonder why I even showed up tonight lol
    DM:Geralt sees Suzu’s magitech armor appear over the ship… though she looks down and sees he’s apaprently not in much trouble.. so kinda pauses.
    *****Start of Shiadar’s Turn*****
    DM:heh, well not my fault the ninjas are rolling like gods :P
    Even the PL 6 minions are total badasses.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Calim and Laventa could use a hand, suzu-chaaaaaan
    DM:The shiadar moves into the forest to assist Aruvin and Maxine.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, Suzu senses her beloved sempai is in danger
    Tatsuya Ijiri:“You should really leave me alive… I can put in a good word for you under the new daimyo.”
    *****Start of Ninja 1’s Turn*****
    Tatsuya Ijiri:“Killing me will only bring bad blood with my family that will last generations.”
    DM:The archer can apparently see that he’s outnumbered here and this battle will likely end in only one way… his death…
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
  • Master Koji laughs in response to Geralt despite his wounds.
    Master Koji:“How accomodating of me then to spare you the trouble.”
    Geralt:“Now let’s finish this…..”
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 10 ( natural:8 , Save DC:23 ) Master Koji -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    That’ll drop him as he’s already staggered.
    Calim Gorn:Awesome!
    Now come save me
    DM:Geralt finishes off the samurai. brining him to the ground bleeding… Suzu… seeing that Geralt isn’t really in trouble races back twoards the palace to try to save Calim.
    Or at least to try to save someone…
    Geralt:depends on if my wtcher ears can hear your blood spurting on the ground… or if i think it is just you spraying something else with Laventa
    Calim Gorn:lol
    *****Start of Ninja 3’s Turn*****
    DM:heh, yeah he’s still pretty far so you cant easily hear him, (nor really get to him anyway wiht your speed, Suzu in her flying armor is about the best shot to get there quick eough)
    *****Start of Mina Beatrix Toress’s Turn*****
    Geralt:move to do a potion right?
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“You’re really starting to piss me off!”
    DM:Yeah I believe you set it up that way.
    Geralt:will use my move to down a Wolverine
  • Mina Beatrix Toress grips her flail with two hands and tries to bash the samurai’s head in.
    DM:What you don’t know is that Geralt is so badass that it’s not just the name for a potion, it’s actually a living wolverine he pulls out of his pants and then devours alive.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Demon Samurai Horigoshi:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 13) Roll Result: 21 ( natural:12 , Save DC:28 ) Demon Samurai Horigoshi -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    Fort save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 11) Roll Result: 22 ( natural:12 , Save DC:21 ) Demon Samurai Horigoshi -—- Success
    DM:Mina injures the demon samurai for the first time in thier fight.
    *****Start of Palace Guard’s Turn*****
    DM:At this point the palace guard charges in to Calim and Laventa’s room…
    Calim Gorn:Yay, rescued by the mooks
    DM:Going to end that fight for now, since no other PCs present…
    *****Start of Laventa Gorn’s Turn*****
    Mina Beatrix Toress:these ninja’s drugged us, then stripped me nekkid and put in the bed with my sister
    Calim Gorn:lol
    *****Start of Aruvin’s Turn*****
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Cliffhanger…
    DM:The archer seems to be willing to surrender, depending on if youw anan accept it or not
  • Aruvin closes in on the Archer (flanking if that’s still a thing), and refocuses his ‘crystal schemata’ into his binding technique
    *****Start of Sayuri Lastrium’s Turn*****
    DM:Well flanking doens’t technicaully give bonuses in M&M at least not most of the time
    but will make it harde rfo rhim to escpae. Even though there’s no AoOs, if you’re enveloping someone I usualyl give them an opposed acro check to try to escape you
    Aruvin:so thematic flanking ;)
    DM:So it sorta helps there anyway.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Heh, if he’s surrendering I’m willing to accept it.~ I’m making dead sure to disarm him of his bow though, and cuff him/bind his hands for good measure
    DM:Sayuri takes the shot as the samurai gets blown back a little.
    Aruvin:starting next tunr I can start binding him…
    Sayuri Lastrium:Sayuri Lastrium Attacks! (Yuri Shot) (Ranged, +5, rank 6 Damage) PA 2 Improved Critical 2, ATTACK MODIFIER 5Roll Result: 24 (16)Effect Rank: 8 (Resisted With Fortitude)Descriptors: Aela
    DM:Fort save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 23 ( natural:15 , Save DC:23 ) Demon Samurai Horigoshi -—- Success
    Though the samurai resists the attack even thjough Yuri got him straight in the armor with her aela blst.
    *****Start of Master Koji’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Tatsuya Ijiri’s Turn*****
    Master Koji:“You were a worthy foe… Geralt of the Hydra.”
    DM:He manages to keep concsciousness long enough to say that before finally collapsing.
    Okay if you’re gonna accept Tasuya Ijir’s surrender, I’ll end combat for Max and Aruvin.. since he’s basically outnumbered as hell, hes’ willing to surrender himself.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Yeah, if he’s telling the truth about assassins, imo it’s better if we don’t waste time fighting this dude
    *****Start of Demon Samurai Horigoshi’s Turn*****
    DM:Okay gonna take you guys out of init assuming Aruvin is cool with taking the surrender too.
    Aruvin:sure.. Aruvin will use his impare-to-disable Crystallien Bonds power on him once he’s surrendered
    .. and maybe popping a Crystal Shaping sphere around hi for good measure ;))
    DM:The samurai grins as his blade glows bright red for a moment… emitting an unearthly howl.. and going for Mina…
    The blade seems to seek out Mina, striking her in the same palce it cut her before… almost unerringly..
    Demon Samurai Horigoshi:Demon Samurai Horigoshi Attacks! (Sword Tech: Grinning Seeker) (Perception, +N/A, rank 8 Damage)Effect Rank: 8Descriptors: ???
    DM:You gotta resist a damage effect, it’s a perception attack so autohits.
    Calim Gorn:Heh damn
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Damn x.x
    DM:Give me a toughness resist roll Sef.
    *****Start of Maxine von Eisenburg’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Flying Magitech Prototype’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Shiadar’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    DM:Yeah heh, you’d hear that even without your super hearing
    But your hearing does let you pinpoint where they are,.
    Geralt:take full round tyo get there with speed 1?
    DM:Mina takes 2 wounds and is dazed.
    I’ll gvie Geralt an Acro cehck to see how well he manuevers udner the decks of the ship… I mena it’s tehcnically not that far, but… it’s tough to move around down tehre at full speed.
    Given you’ve got accurate hearing and rolled really well I’ll let you get there this turn and take an attack at -2 (like a charge)
    Since you’d basically waste no time finding em.
    Geralt:ok, perc to tell this dude is not natural?
    DM:heh, well your witcher medallion is glowing and he’s giving off red smoke and has some glowing eyes.
    Geralt:quickdraw to swap b lades to silver
    DM:SO I’d figure you’d probably be able to tell he’s pretty mostrous.. he doesn’t really take many measures to conceal that he’s a demonic badass.
  • Geralt deftly slides down the ladder to the lower decks while moving quickly across the hold, rolling under nets and hurdling barrels, and comes to the aid of Mina….
    Geralt:‘Your days are over demon spawn!"
    Demon Samurai Horigoshi:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 13 ( natural:6 , Save DC:21 ) Demon Samurai Horigoshi -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    DM:Geralt comes in and slashes the demon samurai… stunning him, as the sivler blade burns into his flesh… I’ll also give Geralt a monster lore check.
    *****Start of Mina Beatrix Toress’s Turn*****
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Come to hog all the glory again I see.”
    Geralt:“I figured you would be done by now….”
  • Geralt grins
  • Mina Beatrix Toress builds up speed with her flail as she spins it up before twirling it around, aiming right for the brute’s face this time.
    *****Start of Sayuri Lastrium’s Turn*****
    DM:The samurai knocks Mina’s flail aside with his demon sword…
    Sayuri seems to just aim… trying to wait for a good opening, with both you in Melee it’ll be tough for her to contribute much in these tight quarters…
    *****Start of Demon Samurai Horigoshi’s Turn*****
    DM:The demon samurai chants a series of curses at Geralt…. (btw is Quen sign up)
    Calim Gorn:Heh, he dropped it against the other guy
    DM:okay.. yeah wasn’ts ure if he put it back or not.
    Demon Samurai Horigoshi:Demon Samurai Horigoshi Attacks! (Demon Forged Sword) (Close, +6, rank 10 Damage) PA 4 AOA 4 Improved Critical 2Roll Result: 24 (18) CRITICAL HIT!Effect Rank: 14 (Penetrating 2)Descriptors: slashingNotes: affects incorporeal, secondary effect
    DM:ouch, that’s not gonna be good.
    Geralt:not good at all
    dice failed me
    DM:Gonna be a 3rd degree hit anyway… for 3 wounds and staggers Geralt, but the wittcher is still standing.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:x.x
    Calim Gorn:Heh damn
    DM:However, the wound he’s been dealt does continue to bleed, by the power of the demon sword…
    *****Start of Flying Magitech Prototype’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    DM:Also Geralt’s monster lore tells him…
    He thinks that the samurai’s mask is the thing taht’s possessed by the oni, and source of his superhuman strength, and possessing him with unnatural fortitutde and rage…
    The thing is a cursed object which the dark spirit of an oni came to reside… only be destroying the mask could the oni itself be truly destoyed, even if the samurai dies itl’l try to find a new host.
    Geralt:ok, can i target a aard blast to blow that thing off?
    DM:Yeah you can attempt it, it will be difficult though.
    Since the mask is tightly on there, you’re basically taking his helmet off for that. heh.
    Geralt:hmm, gonna try and step back afterwards
    DM:well you’re currently staggered so you’ll only get one action anyway.
    Can’t move afterwards
    Gonna do this with a bit different of a resistance check.. since it’s more the strength of how its held on as oppsoed to hsis trength…
    well he got half effect.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Take the mask and make a decorative lamp out of it
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Yeah it basically did nothing.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:needs his leg for that sachi
    *****Start of Mina Beatrix Toress’s Turn*****
    DM:The wind rages through the ship… sending things flying, but the samurai holds his ground…
    A dull evil laugh coming from him…
    Maxine von Eisenburg:
    Superfan g-man fantasy lamp
  • Mina Beatrix Toress keeps her flail in motion as she grips it two-handed again trying to cave the monster’s face in.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:that 15 is a typ0
    i meant to put it in the PA box
    Geralt:nice, dro this mofo so we can get down and nasty
    Mina Beatrix Toress:so it should be 5
    +2 for for AoA
    DM:yeah that’d still hit him anyway.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:so 22 to hit on that roll
    Calim Gorn:And rank 13
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 13) Roll Result: 21 ( natural:15 , Save DC:28 ) Demon Samurai Horigoshi -
    —— Failure by 2 degrees
    Calim Gorn:That include the extra 5 from PA?
    DM:Fort save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 11) Roll Result: 21 ( natural:11 , Save DC:21 ) Demon Samurai Horigoshi -—- Success
    yeah it does.. wow.. he’s just rolling well. heh.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    *****Start of Sayuri Lastrium’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Demon Samurai Horigoshi’s Turn*****
    Mina Beatrix Toress:the great dragon random number generators
    DM:The samurai turns to Mina ths time…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:stakes me with his tetsubo handle
    Demon Samurai Horigoshi:Demon Samurai Horigoshi Attacks! (Demon Forged Sword) (Close, +6, rank 10 Damage) PA 2 AOA 2 Improved Critical 2Roll Result: 12 (6)Effect Rank: 12 (Penetrating 2)Descriptors: slashingNotes: affects incorporeal, secondary effect
    Mina Beatrix Toress:wheew
    DM:The samurai attacks in a fury.. but Mina manages to step back… as the bleeding attack continues into Geralt (secondary effect on geralt, which he has to roll another toughness save against)
    lets see.. that’s gonna be…
    wow.. only a single wound.
    *****Start of Flying Magitech Prototype’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    DM:Some ofthe samurais wounds seem to close…
    The bleeding at least seems to stop at this point
    *****Start of Mina Beatrix Toress’s Turn*****
    Mina Beatrix Toress:removing the dazed from earlier
  • Mina Beatrix Toress drops her flail and draws her nodachi.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:ha 1
    *****Start of Sayuri Lastrium’s Turn*****
    DM:The samurai lets out another hollow laugh as he parries away Mina’s nodachi.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Beatrix Toress:the cursed sword indeed lol
    DM:As geralt steps back a bit.. Sayuri takes the opportunity to try a shot (and hopefuilyl not hit Mina).
    Sayuri Lastrium:Sayuri Lastrium Attacks! (Yuri Shot) (Ranged, +5, rank 6 Damage) PA 2 Improved Critical 2, ATTACK MODIFIER 5 Hero Point SpentRoll Result: 25 (17)Effect Rank: 8 (Resisted With Fortitude)Descriptors: Aela
    Demon Samurai Horigoshi:Fort save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 15 ( natural:9 , Save DC:23 ) Demon Samurai Horigoshi -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    DM:And dazes the samurai with her aela blast.
    Sayuri Lastrium:“Take that!”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Woo!
    *****Start of Demon Samurai Horigoshi’s Turn*****
    DM:The demon turns to Geralt, seeming to think he’s the greastest threat… trying to finish him off in one blow…
    His sword glows red… seeking out the blood the blade already spilled.. unerringly striking Geralt where the blade had previously drawn his blood…
    Demon Samurai Horigoshi:Demon Samurai Horigoshi Attacks! (Sword Tech: Grinning Seeker) (Perception, +N/A, rank 8 Damage)Effect Rank: 8Descriptors: ???
    DM:Going to be an autohit… just roll a toughness save.
    Geralt:cheap shot man
    DM:Hey he’s a demon samurai, what can ya expect? :P
    Calim Gorn:Ouch
    Heh damn, Geralt is down
    DM:That’s gonna be enough to drop Geralt… 4 degrees.
    *****Start of Flying Magitech Prototype’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    Geralt:up to you mina
    *****Start of Mina Beatrix Toress’s Turn*****
    Mina Beatrix Toress:apparently so
    Calim Gorn:None of us can roll crap for our regen either apparently
    Maxine von Eisenburg:; ;
  • Mina Beatrix Toress leaps to the ceiling dangling upside down as she takes a swipe at the brutes neck, trying to remove his head.
    DM:Yeah this si kinda crazy.. lol… the sad thing is that Calim actually had one of the easier battles lol.
    I expected Geralts would be the toughest, and he blew thorugh it
    Calim Gorn:Well there’s one heal
    lol whatever, that fight was totally one sided
    I was at 7 to Toughness and had no weapons
    Maxine von Eisenburg:They got the drop on you to the max, dude
    DM:heh, I know… I mean the ninja guy was only PL 8 and Laventa was PL 9. mostly was the surprise.
    Geralt:woohoo mina
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    Mina Beatrix Toress:praise kek
    DM:and he had 3 PL 6 ninja.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I mean they aggro’d us with all those surprise attacks and we had no means of defense
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 18) Roll Result: 13 ( natural:10 , Save DC:33 ) Demon Samurai Horigoshi -
    —— Failure by 4 degrees
    Mina Beatrix Toress:G gave me his crit energy like a spirit bomb for Goku
    Geralt:((cought ya with your pants down…))
    Calim Gorn:Whoooo go Mina
    lol literally
    I might have done all right if I could have just been half clothed and kept my jacket
    Since that’s where all my Toughness is
    DM:Mina takes her no Dachi and cuts into the samurai’s throat… it doesn’t fully hack through the creature… but it does drop him… as his blackish blood drips onto Mina…
    Or onto her blade rather
    Calim Gorn:But without it I was totally gimped
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Develop a fetish
    For wearing it during sex
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:or just enhance your cock ring instead
    DM:yeah lol plus you had Aita to help you too… heh.
    Calim Gorn:lol some help she was
  • Mina Beatrix Toress rushes over to check if Geralt is still alive.
    Calim Gorn:She didn’t even fucking do anything until we were already down
    DM:Suzu was gonna back up Geralt but he didn’t really need it at least not above deck :P
    *****Start of Sayuri Lastrium’s Turn*****
    DM:Sayuri runs over and kicks the downed samurai.
    Calim Gorn:So where are my Hero Points
    I spend them to keep myself and Laventa alive
    DM:heh.. yeah we can wrap up this battle…
    Assuming Mina is gonna bandage up Geralt?
    Mina Beatrix Toress:make sure that dude is dead, finishing atk on him
    DM:heh okay you gonna check on Geralt first or finish him off?
    Mina Beatrix Toress:finish him
    DM:Mina hacks his head off finsihing what her first stroke started..
    As the samurai’s head rolls onto the ground…
    The blood seems to pose an intersting aroma to Mina.. filled with Mana… but also possessing in darkness…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:make sure G’s still alive, or if he needs a dose of vampire blood to bring him around
    DM:I’m gonna give Mina a will save to avoid drinking the oni tainted blood, assuming she wants to resist it at all…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:yeah dont wanna drink that shit
    Calim Gorn:lol oh boy
    Geralt:if we exiting combat my Wolverine enhanced regen should bring me around quick
    Mina Beatrix Toress:ha
    so much for that plan, its time for cocktails!
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Mina Beatrix Toress shakes her drink mixer.
    DM:well you are in a dying state… so the regen won’t quite get you out of dying (since it has to remove all your wounds first)
    So you could still bleed out even with regen)
    Mina drinks from the samurai…. letting the dark blood come into her.. filling her with rage and darkness…
    Calim Gorn:Well hopefully Sayuri can bandage him at least
    DM:Give me a second will save…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:RAWR
    Calim Gorn:Oh goody
    DM:Yeah heh Yuri is gonna bandage him.
    Calim Gorn:lol oh great
    Mina Beatrix Toress:HULK SMASH!
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Uh ohhhh
    Please don’t hurt Yuri-chan ; ;
    Geralt:now Mona goes mad and slays me and sayuri for our blood
    oh right she can’t drink that… good thing
    DM:Dark power fills Mina… wel fortunately Geralt’s blood being Imbued… isn’t tasty to Mina.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:gives her gas
    DM:However Yuri and the rest of the innocents aboard the ship…
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Justy is gonna stake you
    Mina Beatrix Toress:it worked out fine for jubilee
    DM:Meanwhile… at the bedroom of Calim and Laventa…
    Suzu Ueno:Suzu Ueno spends a Hero Point for : Reroll
    Calim Gorn:lol…
    DM:heh uh oh indeed…
    Suzu Ueno:Suzu Ueno spends a Luck Point for : Reroll
    DM:Aruvin and Maxine finally arrive to the palace to see that chaos has apparently broken loose…
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“My, it appears he was telling the truth… I hope the Daimyo is all right.”
    DM:Though by the time they get back it’s mostly under control.. but they can see that Calim, Laventa, Aita and Suzu are all lying unconscious(Dead?) in their healers area…
    Noboddy seems to know where the daimyo is…
    Calim Gorn:Jesus
  • Aruvin seals prisoner in a toughness 7 cube of crystall before goign to look for people or enemies
    DM:heh okay.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:brb bio
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“No one saw where she went…? Where she was…?”
    Guard:“We haven’t seen her in a while… I don’t know where she went… she lost her usual guard detail somehow…”
    Aruvin:“Megu can be sneaky when she needs to be.” he remains silent aout where she ‘really’ is
    Guard:“An assassin broke into her bedroom, but as fara s we could tell there wasn’t any sign of her body..”
    “Another group of assassioms attacked Calim and Laventa.”
  • Aruvin sticks around to tend to injured (he has Treatment trained…)
    DM:They tastefully leave out the fac tthat they were naked…
    Calim Gorn:A true bro
    DM:Ahokay… I’ll elt you roll a treatment check
    Mina Beatrix Toress:back
  • Aruvin would like to bring Aita around, but…
    DM:Aurvin helps to bandage them some.. Calim and laventa were apparently mortally wounded as you discover… the ninja even did a finishing stroke throughh their chests.. but Suzu managed to brinbg back both from their recently dead state, though exerting herself so much it caused her to fall unconscious…
    Still both would take some time to recover… Aita is also badly injured but stable…
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(Can I make Treatment checks or would I have to be trained? >.>; )
    Calim Gorn:Aw, thanks Suzu
    DM:You’d have to be trained unless you’ve got taht one advantage that lets you do trained stuff
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Aw, hehe, yeah
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Beatrix Toress:eidetic memory does i think, but only for expertise
    think need jack of all trades
    Calim Gorn:Yeah just Expertise
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Yeah not treatment
    Calim Gorn:You need Jack of All Trades to do skills that require Trained
    Well if I’m stable then my Regen should eventually bring me around…
    DM:It’s about 15 minutes beofre you finally get an update… with Megumi entering, with several cuts on her arm. and a few samurai carrying the badly inured body of Geralt…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:Vampire bat swarm got him Cap’n
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Maxine von Eisenburg is trying to help coordinate defense + damage control, if there’s any place where she fits in there
    Aruvin:“You good?” he somewhat casully asksed Megumi. “We amanged to capture someone for you. Astra called him Tatsuya Ijin”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“This is a total disaster… the airship was sabotaged… and…”
    Calim Gorn:They probably got Koji too since Geralt knocked him out
    DM:Yeah heh.. Geralt never finsihed him so they’d have him, he did stabilize.. since nobody killed him.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I got caught up on my way to the airship by another attack, then when I got there…”
    “We need to get Geralt up as soon as possible…”
    Aruvin:“I’m not as good at fixing up people as I am magitech, but I’ll see what I can do.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Daimyo! I’m so glad you’re all right!”
    DM:Megumi starts giving some orders to refine the defenses of the city…
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I need one of you to see what you can do with that airship…”
  • Maxine von Eisenburg moves to hug her… But catches herself and bows instead
    Mina Beatrix Toress:rename the ship to the Elizabeth Bathory?
    Calim Gorn:rofl
    Aruvin:“Sounds like a job for you miss Eisenburg.”
  • Maxine von Eisenburg nods.
    Calim Gorn:
    Mina’s new form
    Okay, Aruvin is gonna tend to the wounded, and Maxine is gonna fix up the airship?
    Al;so will award hero points.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Is there still any situation there I should look out for?”
    DM:First gonna give everyone except Aruvin/Max 2 points for a very difficulty firght. 1 HP for Aruvin/max since their fight wasn’t really super difficult like the others.
    Aruvin gains a hero point. , Maxine von Eisenburg gains a hero point.
    Aruvin:^ like an enraged 200 year old vampiress
    DM:Mina Beatrix Toress gains a hero point. , Geralt gains a hero point. , Calim Gorn gains a hero point.
    Mina Beatrix Toress gains a hero point. , Geralt gains a hero point. , Calim Gorn gains a hero point.
    Calim Gorn:Laventa deserves Hero Points too lol
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Yeah… blood.. a lot of blood.”
    “Other than Geralt… I wouldnt’ expect many survivors.. my people are doing what they can.”
    DM:Oddly there’s no sign of Mina at all..
    Calim Gorn:Man, I hope she didn’t get Sayuri…
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Oh no… Do you know what happened…?”
    Geralt:so i’m fime now and can regen?
    DM:I’m gonna give Calim 2 hero points as well for complications since he was rendered effectively powerless without most of his gear for that.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:Calim Gorn gains a hero point.
    Calim Gorn gains a hero point.
    Calim Gorn:Whoo
    DM:Yeah. Geralt is in the process of healing up…
    Calim Gorn:And then there’s the whole “I’m boning my sister and now the whole palace knows” complication
    DM:heh.. yeah… lol… well when that actually comes up as something to motivate or crew you later (and it totally will) I’ll give you more.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:And Mina gets an additional complication (and possibly more later)….
    Mina Beatrix Toress gains a hero point.
    Calim Gorn:Let me know whenever I’m conscious
    DM:Yeah Calim is gonna be down for a while, you were resurrected so I’m giving you some lingering complication penaltieis heh.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, okay
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(After she’s out of answers to my questions I’m gonna go help fix the airship)
  • Calim Gorn is asleep for probably the first time that anyone has ever seen
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I’m not entirely sure… we’re still trying to peice things together.. .but the ship was supposed to take refugees and those monsters hit it..”
    DM:okay… Max goes to fix the airship and Aruvin tends to thew ounded, Geralt starts to awaken his regenration fortunately kicking in.. it seems Sayuri did manage to bandage him at least….
    And maybe sved his life when he was so badly injured…
    Geralt starts to remember what happened and th battle, as the world comes back to him…
    Meanwhile.. .Maxine enters a truly nightmarish scene…. body parts strewn belong deck… elders, women and children… slain alive…
    slain *alike
    Witout a single bit of mercy given..
    Oddly enough, Maxs goggles detect that the mana was completely drained from the bodies… or at least the majorit yof them…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:tirenyr with tits?
    Geralt:They were already dead when i went below right?
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Mein Sheyl… Who could have done such a thing…”
    DM:Not all of em…
    Calim Gorn:Not all of them, Mina was holding the oni off…
    But now she is the demons
    Geralt:great, had to go and drink the blood
    now i’m gonna have to hunt down mina
    Calim Gorn:And then Mina was a zombie
    DM:Also give me a perceptin check for Max as well..
    The airship engines seem like they were heavily bashed in as well as if someone with great strength went on a rampage…
    Geralt:“Thank you Sayuri…. what happened here?”
    DM:Sayuri hasn’t been found yet.. heh.
    DM:Geralt basically wakes to find Aruvin tending to him
    Geralt:ok thought she healed me
    DM:She did.
  • Maxine von Eisenburg remains calm, but is clearly shaken… Looking for traces of what happened as she categories the damage…
    DM:But that was after you dropped
    Before mina drank the blood.
    Geralt:“Wha- what happened?”
    Calim Gorn:And then he sees Calim and Laventa and Aita and Suzu all unconscious next to him
  • Geralt looks over to see if the demon is slain.
    Geralt:“Where is Sayuri?”
    DM:Max scans the damage…. and starts to repair.. she also finds a single demon swrod at the body of a headless samurai.. that radiates mana.. her own analytcis tell her the sword is “bad shit” (it’sa scientific term)
    Aruvin:“That’s a good question. There apparantly was some kind of bloody massacre on the airship.”
    DM:Aruvin was also suppsoed to get Megumi when Geralt regained consciousness
    Apparently she had a matter to discuss with him
    Assuming Max is gonna start repairs, give me a tech roll for her…
    Aruvin:“If you fell like standing, Megu wantas to see you’
    Geralt:”Ye- yes, sure…."
    Maxine von Eisenburg:""Ein Teufelscheissschwert… How suspicious."
  • Geralt checks out one of the nearby bodies….
  • Maxine von Eisenburg clears a perimeter around the blade and ensures that it isn’t handled directly
    DM:Max gets to repairing the damage, fortuantely the damage looks really extensive, but the person doing it didn’t realyl know what systems were critical, and it looks more like a madmans rampage.
    Well Geralt is back at Megumi’s castle right now.
    Geralt:oh, thought i woke on the ship
    DM:You’d have tog o back to the ship if you wanted to see the devastated corpses… they carried you back.
    Geralt:nm all that then
    DM:Nah, they brought you to the castle.
    Calim Gorn:No you got dragged back to the castle
    You’re in the infirmary with the rest of us lol
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“This doesn’t appear to be intentional sabotage… Was this man a berserker of some sort…?”
    DM:Yeah you can see Calim, Laventa, Aita and Suzu tehre….
    Calim Gorn:So basically you see Calim, Laventa, Aita, and Suzu all lying there next to you
  • Calim Gorn has a pained look on his face as he lies there unconscious
    DM:They did wrap Calim and Laventa in some robes to keep their modesty.
    Calim Gorn:At least the guards were nice enough to do us a solid like that
    Geralt:“You all too?”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(say you were naked cause of body heat and not sexing)
    Geralt:“Who made it?”
    Calim Gorn:We were in the baths, I swear
    DM:Max figures the ship will be down for about a day with reapirs, assuming she can borrow a few of Megumi’s techhs.
    Calim Gorn:Separately
    On opposite sides of the wall
    DM:None of the others are conscious quite yet either.
    Aruvin:“Maxine was with me outside the walls, so she’s good. Megu sent her to the ship for repairs.” he replies, escorintg Geralty to wherever megu is
    Geralt:oh so only i am awake
    Calim Gorn:Yeah dunno how badly injured Calim looks since he got rezzed but he’s probably in bad shape
    DM:Well you and Aruvin. yeah.
    Calim Gorn:And Aruvin says Megumi wants to see you
    DM:Yeah.. heh. assuming you want to go find her and report you’re up (or Aruvin does)
  • Geralt folows the messenger….
    Mina Beatrix Toress:afk a few bio
    DM:Megumi meets you in a private meeting room, with you nd Aruvin…
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:(to Geralt) “I’m hoping you can cast some light on what happened on that ship…”
    Geralt:“I was escorting your people aboard as you wished. Then there was a great crash below and a samurai warrior that moved with great speed slew all on the deck.”
    “I believe he said his name was Master Koji.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Yes, I have him imprisoned, wa sbarely alive when we found him on deck.”
    “But we foudn you below deck…”
    Geralt:“I defeated him and raced below to aid what was aking place down there. I could hear a great battle.”
    DM:Also in her tests.. Maxine discovers another irregularity….
    Geralt:“As I arrived there was a demon warrior fighting with Mina and Sayuri was nearby. Many were slain in the hold and only few were left alive. The demon must have fgotten to them before Mina could arrive.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Mmm…?”
    Geralt:“I struck the demon but I must have fallen to his blade, that vile thing.”
    “That is all I remember. I awoke here.”
    “Where is Mina? She was not in the infirmary so she must be around.”
    DM:She discovers that the airships engine was partially running even in damaged state… despite that it should normalyl shut down in that state since nothing works.. but upon closer inspection she discovers that a young girl was apparently hiding amidst a cloud of Aela in the main Aela reactor area…. The aela gas would have acted as interferecne for most magical sensing.. including mana-based life sense…
    Geralt:“I saw many in the infirmary, so apparently the strike was wide spread.”
    DM:And she appears to be crouched inside the reactor wearing a breath mask to try to shiefl herself from the noramlly toxic aela level in tehre.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“When I arrive to the ship there was a creature that had Mina’s body, but was wearing a mask…”
    “It was unbelievably powerful…”
    Calim Gorn:lol, time for Sef to make a new character
    Geralt:""Mina’s body.. a mask? Did it look like……"
  • Geralt describes the demon mask
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Yes.. that was it. I hope you know what it is..”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Oh my! Please do come out! K-keep your breath mask on!”
  • Geralt mutters….
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Demons and spirits isn’t my specialty, but I hear it is yours…”
    Geralt:“Why would she…. how?”
  • Maxine von Eisenburg retrieves the girl immediately…
  • Sayuri Lastrium slowly emerges from the reactor, trembling….
    DM:She’s kind of pale.. she probably accidnetally inhaled some toxic Aela… but she’s conscious.
    Sayuri Lastrium:“Is it gone?”
    Calim Gorn:Aww, well at least she’s alive
    Mina Beatrix Toress:back
    Geralt:“The mask was possesed by an oni, giving the wearer great power, but also damnation.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:shes prolly a vampire heh
    Geralt:“I don’t understand why Mina would put on the mask though.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:sounds like something T would do
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Beatrix Toress:be like “Let Me In”
    or whatever the name of that vampire movie
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah, that was a great movie
    Geralt:“She must have slain the demon or I would be dead. Were any alive int he hold?”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:i saw the european one
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I don’t know, your’e the expert on these things… but maybe she just craved more power, or the demon controlled her.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:the american one was kinda meh so i didnt watch it
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori shakes her head.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“not that we could find.. and our magic didn’t detect any either…. all dead…”
    Geralt:“Sayuri, was she dead or alive?”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I doubt she made it…”
    “As far as we can tell, when the enemy saw the Gorn warship land in the docks, they diecded to srtike while it was docked with their best infiltrators.”
    Geralt:“Did Master Koji survive to me captured?”
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori nods.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“He’s badly injured but he’s alive.”
    Aruvin:“While Tatsuya sniped our soldiers from off the wall as a possible distraction.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“It’ll be all right my dear. I’m here now, and our attackers are gone. I’ve been taking inventory of the ship and there’s no sign of anyone else.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Tehre were multiple distractions, apparently there was an assassin meant for me, but I wasn’t at the palace at the time, and they didn’t know that.”
    “And Aita was… elsewhere.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I’m not sure why but she happened to be in Calim’s room.”
    Aruvin:“I’d question the validity of a Master’s title if he was workign with q demon.”
    Calim Gorn:Yeah being useless
    Geralt:“Perhaps he can aswer some questions for you as to the attack. It seems as if I’ve got to hunt down Mina now. She must answer for what she has done.”
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori nods.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“We can buy some time with the prisoners we’ve got… hopefully arrange a ceasefire while we heal and you can hunt down Mina…”
    “I was going to take that airship too.. but it seems wiht current circumstances as they are, that’s no longer an option…”
    Sayuri Lastrium:“It was horrible.. I could’t stop it…”
    “Had to run…”
    Aruvin:(to Geralt) "Do you think demonized Mina can still turn into a mist? It’ll be a it difficult to coral her if so’
  • Sayuri Lastrium holds onto Maxine and cries..
  • Maxine von Eisenburg takes some time out of her repair work to comfort Sayuri and take her somewhere that isn’t soaked in gore.
  • Maxine von Eisenburg hugs her tight.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(heh I had scrolling off oops x.x )
    Sayuri Lastrium:“I thought it was gonna find me…”
    Yours are gone.. basically you heal at 1 wound per minute assuming you’re not KOed anyway.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“What was it? Something the assassins brought…?”
    DM:Sayuri seems too broken up for much rational thought… crying into Maxine’s shoulder.
  • Maxine von Eisenburg doesn’t press her for information she’s not ready to give, instead lending her Max’s shoulder.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“That demon made a swath of destruction as it headed northwards… perahps you could track it… it’s going to ravage the countryside otherwise..”
    Calim Gorn:(Geralt’s all like “Not my problem, Vin is in trouble”)
    DM:heh he could decide to do that :)
    Geralt:nah, not in this instance
    his duty to monster hunting and preventing the slaying of innocents he knows he can help out weights a possible help of Vin
    before there was an abstract danger, human made and political, not his problem
    a monster.. his problem, especially since the monster is mina
    Maybe you should have killed her the moment your medallion vibrated in hert presence…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“No, don’t worry about it now. You’re all right, and that’s what’s important for the moment, yes? We can return to the palace once you feel ready, if being with the others would help you?”
  • Sayuri Lastrium nods.
    Geralt:“Yes Daimyo, I will seek out the cause fo this destruction. I will probably need the aid of my companions though, if they are willing.”
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori nods.
    Geralt:“The strength of this foe is beyond my current capabilities.”
    “alone that is.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Yes, as soon as Calim is ready for travel… he was dead for a time I think, before Suzu revived him.”
    Calim Gorn:Whatever man, you singlehandedly took down Master Koji of the Hebi-Kuran, you can handle some dinky monster
    Mina Beatrix Toress:yeah
    Geralt:well mina slew the demon that slew me
    Mina Beatrix Toress:you’re a one man army lately
    Geralt:so that pings Danger to Geralt
    esp with her empowered by the mask
    Aruvin:“With the right mental schemata, I can craft a cage which can hold a demon mist while allow you to attack thru its walls”
    DM:Yeah during the prep phase might be a good time to make use of your inventor/artificer advantages.. heh.
    Geralt:while waiting for Calim to recover, geralt studies Vampire lore
    looking for weaknesses
    Calim Gorn:Sunlight, garlic, running water, wooden stakes through the heart
    DM:heh okay.. Max returns with Sayuri back to the castle as well.
    Actually.. in this setting… sunlight doesn’t hurt vampires.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Mmm yeah, I can help you if if you ask in character too~
    Mina Beatrix Toress:might wanna study demonic possession, aint gonna do much good if it possesses someone else
    Geralt:didn;t know if different lore here
    Aruvin:“Might even be able to jury-rigg a phase inhibitating field…
    DM:Yeah ther eis different lore actually.. a vampire in this setting (indeed all undead) basically is like a living thing that has lost the ability to convert food into mana, so has to steal mana from others…. in the acse of a vampire it transfers that mana via blood.
    Calim Gorn:
    Mina Beatrix Toress:zombies eat flesh for mana
    Geralt:so something that drains her mana would weaken her?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah think so
    Mina Beatrix Toress:weakens anything pretty much
    DM:Yeah, she can be drained of mana.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:cept constructs
    Geralt:what type of effect in M&M terms
    DM:By disrupting her mana, her vampiric abilities could also be removed at least temporarily.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:nullify broad (mana)? not sure
    Aruvin:”Sp, if I’m understanding things, it’s that mask that is the source of the trouble? And if I sunder it? What then?"
    DM:Well depends on what you were trying to achieve. I mean basic mana drain could bea weaken effect.
    Geralt:i want to drain her supernatural vamp powers
    DM:Megumi btw lets you get some time to plan… also Suzu does regain consciousness… apparnetly she was just overly exerted… but not really wounded.
    Geralt:will make a Vampire Oil
    Calim Gorn:lol am I awake yet?
    DM:You could use a nullify specialf or that… could be nullify vampiric abilities effect, probably with sustained atached to it.
    heh Calim is just starting to regain cosnciousness probably due ot his regenreation, but he’s still fucked up and locked to the bed for now…
    Calim Gorn:“Nnn… Laventa?!”
    Geralt:ok, so do i think this mask can possess people on its own, or does it have to be put on?
  • Calim Gorn tries to sit up
    Maxine von Eisenburg:What about one that incapacitates her and is designed to only work on vampires? Like, gives her neural feedback or somethin
    DM:That’d be an affliciton effect if you want to incapacitate. Or potetnialyl weakn if you’re just draining all her strength or something though afflcition would be the most successful probably
    Mina Beatrix Toress:could maybe use some bait, taint its blood with some kind of shit to knock her out
    DM:Yeah a tainted blood supply would be possible as well.
    There are vampire poisons, the trick is getting the vamp to eat em.
    Geralt:i only have 3 points.. and my artificer/alchemist thing
  • Calim Gorn clutches his chest as he winces in pain, though he’s still trying to force himself out of bed, to look for Laventa…
    DM:Laventa lies next to calim… fortuantely not far though Calim stumbles as he gets out of bed… she’s ghostly pale…
    Calim Gorn:“Laventa!”
    DM:And not yet conscious… Calim also has a big wound through his chest wher apparently the ninja did a coup de grace after he was downed..
  • Calim Gorn stumbles over towards her, reaching out for her hand…
    DM:Laventa’s hand is cold… with only traces of the warmth of the living…
    Calim Gorn:“Laventa… No…”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:; ;
    DM:Also while this is going on Suzu does approach Geralt…
    Yeah you coudl come up with some kinda device probably with some guidance from Geralt’s monster lore as to what you’d want to weaken them.
  • Calim Gorn tries to feel for a pulse or listen for a heartbeat…
    DM:Suzu quietly goes up to Geralt…
    Suzu Ueno:“I’m sorry Geralt…”
  • Suzu Ueno looks downwards…
    Geralt:“What is it Suzu?”
    Suzu Ueno:“I coudl have helped you… but I chose to go to Calim. The dragons showed me two choices…”
    Geralt:“That is alright.I saw you above me, but the samurai I was fighting was not a problem, he was a chump.”
    DM:Calim can hear the faintest of hearbeats….
  • Calim Gorn breathes a little easier once he hears Laventa’s heart still beating…
    Geralt:“It was what was below and unseen that was the real danger.”
    Calim Gorn:“Thank Sheyl…”
    Suzu Ueno:“I thought he was the problem I saw.. but it was what was below.. and they said so many people died…”
    “All because I left you there.”
    DM:Maxine is back at the palace now btw.. so she can be around Geralt and Aruvin.
    Geralt:“You wouldn’t have been able to get below deck in that thing anyway.”
    DM:Assuming tehy’re plotting what to happen… or she can be still consoling Sayuri.
    Suzu Ueno:“I guess not, but I could have ripped throug hthe side of the ship… that’s how I got to Calim.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Hehe, if we’re making plans I’ll be with them
    Suzu Ueno:“I had to rip a big hole in the palace…”
  • Calim Gorn tries to tend to Laventa despite being gravely wounded himself… He seems to put her welfare above his own
    DM:Calim can see a few of the healers staff, and guards talking amongst themselves, and maybe looking in his dreiction.. perhaps gossiping about what they found…
    Geralt:“You did what you thought was right. Not evey choice is perfect. At least you were able to save Calim and the others.”
    Suzu Ueno:“I’m glad you’re okay…”
  • Calim Gorn doesn’t care about that right now, he only seems to be worried about Laventa’s well-being
  • Aruvin begins work on an agility sapping, insubstantial hitting sword design composed of Aela crystal… might need to jury rig it as I think the whole inventing process normlly takes a fair bit of time…
    Calim Gorn:(I’ll pretend I don’t understand what they’re saying though so I can listen in on their conversations, heh)
    Geralt:“I’m glad you found your strength.”, Geralt leans down to give her a peck on the forehead.
    DM:Yeah normally it takes a while though based on your roll you can take ti down some.. lemme see how long it’ll take to build sometihng.
    You’ve got to wiat a bit for Calim to ge his strength back so….
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Yeah, if there’s time I’d like to work on a long-range vampire sensor
    DM:Lemme know how many points the invention is gonna be (basid on the power cost you’re creating with it )
    You can apply a limited flaw, limited to vampires to most damage effects and such.
    Geralt:“Now go and do what you must to prepare for further dangers. I have a mon- a friend to hunt down.”
    DM:Though for a sensor, that wouldn’t be a limited so much as just what it’s sensing, and would have the advantage of not being cluttered by a bunch of false positives.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:guess ima have to bust hachi out of the dog pound
  • Suzu Ueno nods.
    Aruvin:someone more familiar with the system might be able to come up with number real quick.. but I know it’s 2 for full damage vs insubstantial and there will be a link DamageWeaken agility effect…. and that we want sufficent Ranks fo a reasonable chance of success
  • Calim Gorn eventually drags himself back to his cot, grinding his teeth in pain as he pushes himself in spite of his grave wounds…
    Calim Gorn:Hmm… Heh, well it’s gonna be pretty pricy probably…
    Healer:(to Calim) “Rest young one… you won’t heal if you’re up and about.”
    Aruvin:so, weaken and damage are both 1/rank; Linked is a flat +0….
    DM:Yeah lnked just basically combines the cost of the two powers.
    So it’s like buying them both.
    Calim Gorn:“I will be fine… My body can repair itself with just the Aela in the air… But I beg you to please do all you can for her…”
    Geralt:i’m going to do the vamp potion as my alchemist thing, don’t want to waste points on a temporary need
    Aruvin:Limited to demons or vampires might be a thing to reduce cost
    DM:Yeah heh, that’s what artificer is for.
    Yeah you can apply limited to any kind of attack power.
    Calim Gorn:You can give the damage effect low damage to make sure it has a good chance of hitting and triggering the linked affliction if that’s what you care about more
    DM:Yeah, just be aware the higher of the wo will act as the accuracy cap.
    Calim Gorn:Ah yeah that’s true
    DM:I’ll give you a bit to do smoe number crunching…
    Aruvin:limited -1 on each basically grants 2 ranks in effect for 1 PP; 6 ranks in each sound decent, so 3PP + 3 PP + 2 PP (vs insub) = 8 PP – not terrible expensive
    Geralt:how many points per effect rank for a incapacitaion oil specific to vampires, secondary effect applied with my sword damage?
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(Does Mina have a particular source of concealment, like invisibility?)
    Calim Gorn:You want at least 8 on an Affliction, actually 10 probably, they gotta fail it by 3 degrees so with a rank 10 that’s a DC 20 so she’s gotta roll a 9 or lower
    Mina Beatrix Toress:no
    DM:Well it’d just be like buying an affliction with limited on it.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:she just uses stealth skill for hiding
    or turning to mist and doing so
    DM:You can link it with your sword essentially as just part of the descriptor to the power. So wouldn’t cost extra.
    Geralt:well the effect can’t exceed 8
    per cap
    DM:Well it can exceed 8 if it’s delivered via a close or ranged attack.
    Aruvin:not doing afflcition, just weaken agility.. sap her down to unable to do anything.. or that might neet comulative or soemthing?
    DM:Basicall yit uses the accuracy of whatever you use to deliver it.
    using the accuracy + effect rank = PL*2
    A perception or area power is capped at PL.
    Calim Gorn:I think with Weaken they recover it one point per round, so if you can hit her with it multiple times it might work
    Aruvin:I can take 10 with Technology for an automatic 28, so can do up to 18 PP worth in weapon without much trouble
    DM:You’d need to take her down to -5 agily to make her totally immobile from it.
    Probably a cumulative affliciton is beter if you’re looking fro straight paralysis.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    Give it a high DC and cumulative
    DM:Something like vulnerable/defenseless/paralyzed affliction
    with cumulative.
    Geralt:don;t forget spring forward tonight
    Aruvin:ever with jurry riggs +5 to check, I can do 13 PP without effort…
    DM:Anyway gonnag et something to drink leme know when youv’e come up with point costs for your stuff and we can start making some rolls when I come back (I think the invetnion rolls under the Gadget Guide alternate rules tahtwe’re using are done in secret, or some of em anyway)
    Geralt:getting late and doubt we do much more except prep for the hunt
    DM:(Also Since you’ve got Sayuri she coudl potentialyl aid someone )
    Yeah I was just gonna do the prep then we’ll stop heh.
    Calim Gorn:Maxine can aid too
    DM:Well I think Max is gonna make her own shit
    Calim Gorn:Ah heh
    DM:She had idea sof stuff she wanted to invent.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Yeah I’m trying to think of how to make a vampire sensor
    DM:Sayuri could help one of the inventors, either Max or Aruvin (but not both)
    It’d be extra sense (vampires, then with whatever stuff you wanted tto attach)
    Probably radial and penetrating would be needed.
    Geralt:can i remove the link i made with mina on my amulet to omit her?.
    Calim Gorn:Wouldn’t Analytical Mana be able to discern that something is undead?
    DM:heh… yeah I’d say that’d take some tme, but yeah you coudl unblock her from the amulet.
    Yeah analytical mana would.
    Geralt:well we have time right?
    Aruvin:well, if I can build a high;t affective affliction link to weapon damage for less than 14 PP, I won’t be needing the help I don’t think. SKil Mastered Technology with a +18 bonus and all…
    DM:IU think Max wanted something more long range
    Calim Gorn:Well your scanner goggles will already be able to see her at least, though I guess you want something that’s got radius detection so you can ping with it
    DM:Yeah you’ve got some time.
    It’d just take an hour or two away from your artificer stuff.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah Calim is probably going to be recovering for a while anyway
    Geralt:i can smell her
    DM:You’ve got some time, but not exactly unlimited time, so dependign on how grand you were going with your artifice…
    Geralt:and hear her
    Calim Gorn:Wonder if Suzu is gonna confront Calim at some point…
    DM:Since her scanner goggles are fine for close range ,but then you’ll be seeing some crazy chick in a samurai mask with glowing red eyes…
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah close range is kinda pointless
    Need long range radius sense
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Yeah, hehe~
    Calim Gorn:Like the scanner from Aliens
    Geralt:ok, i’ll touch base during the week on the power stuff, heading to bed, sciatic messed up and not sleeping well
    Calim Gorn:Give it like Sense Mana Limited to Undead only, and a bunch of ranks of Extended, and Radius
    Damn that sucks, hope it gets better G
    Geralt:it will eventually, just takes time when you are an old fart
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:k cya G.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Hope ya feel better G!
    Aruvin:night G
    Maxine von Eisenburg:So like, Extended, Radius, Penetrating if I can
    DM:Suzu doesn’t see Calim, but does ask about him.. perhaps she’s a bit embarassed by what she saw….
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Was gonna say Tracking but I guess that’s not a sense addon?
    DM:Yeah that’s all doable, just takea bunch of extra points.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Anymore?
    DM:Well you could give it the tracking advantage.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Ahh right
    DM:Where it can be used for tracking.
    Calim Gorn:lol I guess at some point I’m gonna have to talk to her…
    DM:It probably didn’t sink in to Suzu immedaitely since she did heal Laventa and Calim, so she may not have put two and two togther in the panic of seeing them impaled.
    Aruvin:heh.. would “Only vs Female Undead” be a -2 Limitation? =P Still, seems a little cheesy using Limited since it’s rally only meant for a single instance, but it IS kinda needed to reduce design/constructino time and get an easier DC…
    DM:And the general bloodbath…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    She’s probably heard the castle servants gossipping though
    DM:Well I’d probably say for magitech, limited to undead would probably be as tight as you could get as far as limits
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Hey man it’s a specialized tool, that’s what it’s for
    DM:For Geralt, since he’s a monster hunter by trade, I’d let him take a specifical limited 2: vampires only ,cause he’s got specific monster huntingtools
    Calim Gorn:And I’m sure Aita is eager to fill her in once she wakes up
    DM:Fortuantely Aita is still down.
    Unless you had a good narrative reason for why the limit would even apply heh…
    I can’t really think of a reason what kinda modifications to a device might only detect female vampires. heh. Unless she had vampire PMS or something and you’re sniffing for her blood. lol.
    Calim Gorn:Well the way the sense rules work I think Limited is kinda not really gonna do anything for you unless you let it apply to the entire thing and not just the base Mana Sense part
    Since that’s only like a 1 point effect
    DM:Well I mean sense I wouldn’t really let you take limited on anyway.
    Since the limit can actually be a benefit for removing “noise” from what it detects.
    Maxine von Eisenburg::p
    DM:So it’s actuall ynot a bad thing to have a more limited sense.
  • Aruvin would want to ask who (Maine or Geralt) woudl be using this weapon he’s making.. and if they’d want it ranged, cone, or melee… and ask how good a swordsmand/shot they are..Calibrating it to their skill levels. (ie keeping their attack roll in mind in meeting PL limit =P )
    Well it can have a greater power than their normal cap, it’d just take thier accuracy down.
    So fi you deisgned say an effect 10, their accuracy would be capped at +6 at PL8
    even if they normally had a +9 for instance.
    Aruvin:‘tis why I think he’d be leaning towards the line or cone area… eliminate the to-hit all together
    DM:Yeah that’d be capped at straigth PL.
    Calim Gorn:Okay so 1 point for the basic Undead Sense, 2 points to make it Accurate, 1 point to make it a Radius effect, and then if you add like 4 points of Extended I think that gives you a range of 100,000 ft before you start taking Perception penalties
    DM:you’d also want penetrating.
    Aruvin:hmm.. more effective with potential for miss… or AoE with lower Effect rating. But they only get one roll to avoid the AoE right?
    Calim Gorn:Ah yeah
    DM:Unless you’re just gonna use it as a satellite heh.
    Calim Gorn:That’d be another 4 points
    Can she apply the Easily Removable flaw or not since this is an invention?
    DM:Basifally how Area works is they geta dodge roll instead of the normal attack roll
    If they succeed on the dodge, they’re still hit but at half effect.
    Aruvin:if I recall right, that’s the one flaw you cannot take with inventions
    DM:Then they resist it as normal (either half or full) dpeending on the dodge check.
    Yeah you can’t put on easily removable.
    Calim Gorn:Heh okay
    DM:Inventions basically always have that stuff.
    Calim Gorn:So that’s a 12 point invention then
    Undead Sense, Accurate, Radius, Extended 4, Penetrating
    DM:I mean I guess conceivably you could take some extra limit to make it a big bulky machine you cant carry around with you heh.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Hmm, yeah
  • Aruvin ‘s deign phase leads him into developing an Aela device JUST for incapacitating, rather than a weapon that also incapacitates.. since it is Mina and we don’t want to kill her outright
    WEll maybe some of you do… Aruvin hasn’t known her as long as the others :P
    Geralt may want her dead.
  • Maxine von Eisenburg is certainly very concerned that Mina has turned into a monster and would prefer her alive if possible…
Session Log 28

DM:Tatsuya Ijiri gains a hero point.
Atama Kioshi Morri gains a hero point.
Taro Mashita gains a hero point.
Tabris:Yo yo

  • Tygaran waves
    Tabris:Man I missed that little ring
    Tabris:Well I guess we’ll see whether Sef or G gets here first
    oh I did add some new attack macros.
    So you’ll see under the F6 menu there’s a thing called Attack manager now
    DM:You can enter in some of your attacks in there.
    And it should (assuming all goes well) allow you to roll them when you do the attack macro
    Tabris:Does it take Str into effect on the damage or do you have to add that for the full effect rank?
    Hey Sef
    DM:Nah doesn’t actually use str (yet)
    Tabris:Looks like T made some new attack macros for us
    DM:mostly casue tyhere’s no place to enter your character’s strength.
    Tabris:Heh okay
    DM:There will be eventually heh… but for now you just put your strength in the damage.
    Tabris:So gotta remember to add Str to the effect rank for Str-based damage
    DM:Yeah just put it directly into the attacks damage.
    as opposed to adding it each time as a modifier
    lemme drop a token for Sachi to workiwth too
    Sachi:Heya Sef!
    Sefiros:yeah im aware, he had me test me the other day
    test them*
    Tabris:Cool, looks like it works
    Sefiros:same shit as last time T or did you change anything since we messed with it?
    DM:For your descriptors that should just be like the damage type generally
    for notes you can put others tuff
    Nah didn’tt change anything I don’t believe
    your stuff shoudl all work as before Sef
    Tabris:Ah okay
    DM:I did finally fix the init macro
    so shouldn’t allow PCs to advance it when it’s not their turn anymore
    Tabris:So like that
    Actually it’s enchanted too so I guess I should include that in the descriptors
    Sefiros:looks like we have a full group tonight
    DM:Sachi should be able to get introduced actually afirly soon since you guys left off at a decent transitive point
    Tabris:Hey G, got new attack macros to play with
    DM:and not in the middle fo a battle, well yet.
    And yeah, G… There’s new macros that you can access under the F6 menu
    and attack manager at the botom
    Mina Beatrix Toress:test
    DM:heh yeah that’s the default one, you can make custom ones. if you press F6.
    Geralt:seems the same to me?
    DM:Well you gotta enter em
    Press F6 first
    and go to attakc manager
    and create an attack for yourself
    it defaults to the base if you haven’t created any attacks
    Geralt:ok, cause there are 2 attack macros.. Attack and Attack (old)
    so was wondering
    DM:heh oh lemme get rid of attack old
    yeah that was tehre for testing purposs
    Just in case the new ones didn’t work
    but it’ll trigger the old macro if you haven’t entered any actal attacks.
    Tabris:Seems like it all works pretty well
    Mina Beatrix Toress:yeah looks good
    Calim Gorn:lol how’d it exceed cap?
    DM:Probably his attack bonus or what not is higher than waht his cap should be
    it’ll autocap the attack though
    So it’ll make it legal.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:who?
    Calim Gorn:Your attack that you just did
    It said it got capped
    Mina Beatrix Toress:what about it?
    Geralt:i need to double check that, i think it may actually be 3 damage
    Mina Beatrix Toress:yeah my fighting is 9
    with my sword im 8/8
    Calim Gorn:Ah heh
    Geralt:was that on me or Mina?
    Mina Beatrix Toress:mina
    Geralt:oh ok
    cause aid it right after my roll
    Mina Beatrix Toress:what the hell is “Bennies Available”
    in mouse over
    Calim Gorn:lol more of T’s rules tinkering
    He couldn’t just give us more Hero Points so he had to invent some lesser Hero Point
    Geralt:we playing Savage M&M
    Calim Gorn:
    It’s explained there
    DM:oh yeah heh…
    I added a new mechanci for that… lol… it’s basically just a lesser hero point for small complications
    Since the M&M rules are kinda vague as far as what a complication is. So I put in some guidelines to be more fair.
    Since they kinda treat superman getting hit by kryptonite the same as a complication where your gun ends up out of ammo or what not.
    So I put in some rough guidelines.
    okay so once you guys got your attacks in there (at least the commonly used ones) we can get started.
    Sachi:Ok I finally found a pic so I just have to make a token image and I’m good ^^;
    I have the tool
    DM:add yhour strength rank btw into the sword damage.
    Assuming it’s str based (whcih yours are mostly, except for the crossbow)
    Geralt:hmm, i had that option marked
    DM:Oh, well it doesn’t add the strength by itself yet.
    Calim Gorn:You gotta add the number in manually
    DM:Since it doesn’t know your str yet heh
    Calim Gorn:There’s no place to stat your Str so it doesn’t know where to pull it from lol
    DM:Eventually it will but there’s nowhere to enter strength yet.
    So yeah, it doesn’t have anywhere to pull it.
    Geralt:ok, new stat section too?
    not yet.
    That’s still in development
    Hency why you gotta do the strength bonus manually
    Geralt:so i shoul djust make it rank 6 then and not have to worry about remembering to manually imput
    Calim Gorn:Yeah make it whatever total rank it would be including your Str
    Tygaran:hmm, doesn’t seem to output he notes text
    Calim Gorn:Wait if it’s a cone it shouldn’t have an attack roll
    Tygaran:and keeps prompting me for AttackBonus after it spits out the attack
    .. that one should be melle.. must have eddited wrong one
    Sachi:Is it safe for me to just change the name of my token and stuff?
    DM:Hmm… weird.
    Yeah you can change your token mae Sachi
    Aruvin:Aruvin Attacks! (Shattering Blow) (Close, +8, rank 6 Damage) Accurate 6Roll Result: 12 (4)Effect Rank: 6 (Penetrating 3)Descriptors: Mlelee, Bludgeoning, CyrstallineNotes:
    DM:Hmm.. I don’t get the prompt for attackbonus on Aruvins.
    Aruvin:Aruvin Attacks! (Splinter Storm) (Area, +N/A, rank 7 Damage)Effect Rank: 7Descriptors: Cone, Crystalline, SlashingNotes: Close COne 60
    DM:Which one is bugging out for ya Ty?
    Geralt:i don;t really want to make a new weapn entry for every oil combo i may use, so that part i’ll have to do manually i guess
    DM:heh yeah.
    Yeah I mean if the oil just does something like penetrating or whatever we can remember it
    Tygaran:each one seems to output the attack stuff, then prompte me for AttackBonus, then redisplayed the attack macro box
    Geralt:unless on the attack roller you can have it prompt for pen levels
    DM:heh nah. There’s no way to do that exactly. But penetrating isn’t really used for any calculations it’s purely for display purposes.
    DM:So it’s not a huge deal really, since it only matters in rare circumstances anyway
    Aruvin:doh.. I have bnoth Aruvin AND Astra selected and its trygin to roll for astra, heh
    well that’d explain the error.
    Now I pictured Astra having some kinda launcher device. and launching herself into the enemy as a ballistic projectile.
    Calim Gorn:Interference from the overlapping positronic matrixes
    DM:All the while shouting war cries.
    Aruvin:Crystal Barrier: Close Create Rank 7, Instantaneous, Stationary Creates a wall extendeding from Aruvin’s position; typically 6 feet tall, 6 inches wide, and up to 40 feet long
    Mina Beatrix Toress:think im good
    Aruvin:Crystal Barrier: Close Create Rank 7, Instantaneous, Stationary Creates a wall extendeding from Aruvin’s position; typically 6 feet tall, 6 inches wide, and up to 40 feet long
    Geralt:i forget how we set up aard to work… toughness or fort save?
    Aruvin:Crystal Barrier (Selective): Close Create Rank 7, Selective, Stationary Creates a wall extendeding from Aruvin’s position; typically 6 feet tall, 6 inches wide, and up to 40 feet long. For allies, thi sis basically a wall’s outline, made up of nothing but air. To foes, this is a solid opaque wall of Toughness 7. It’s ohnly drawback is that Aruvin has to continually maintain to dichotomy of its existence.
    DM:Aard I think is special since it’s move object. lemme check..
    Geralt:or dodge… hmm
    there is also the Trip effect too
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I thought it was Dodge
    Geralt:will make a seperate one for tripping
    DM:Hmm… I think he uses athletics to resist beign pushed IIRC.
    oh right it’s like a grab
    so he can use str or dodge (his better value tehre)
    SInc eit uses the grab mechanics
    DM:heh.. okay.. so we all ready or any more questions?
    Sachi:I think I’m good! You want me to send what I have of my personality profile or should I hold on to it until I’m actually done? Note that I’ve already finished spitting out a page or two of extra stuff and I’m like halfway through the actual questions which to me is good pacing
    DM:heh nah you can hold for a while.
    Shouldn’t come up too much yet. Since I already know your short term goal
    DM:You decided to be a member of Emerald band right?
    Calim Gorn:Stealing Ellenya’s designs? lol
    Sachi:Yeah, hehe.
    To the emerald band one
    Calim Gorn:Heh, so she’s the last member of our band?
    I left that reserve slot remember.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:ok thats all my gear finally, im ready
    DM:And Ty didn’t take it so it was still open for Sachi. heh. So basically you can assume you always trained with Maxine and such.
    Calim Gorn:I guess she was specially tutored and we didn’t see her most of the time
    DM:Well aside from Aruvin, who was a different band altogether.
    Geralt:hmm, the Notes are truncated
    DM:If you put a semicolon in there, it’ll truncate it.
    probably used a special cahracter.
    Aruvin:make sure you didn’t use a semicolon… I found it drops that stuff off
    DM:So since you’d technicaly know each other, I’ll let Sachi tell you guys a little bit about how her character was in training and such. Give a breif summary of her, since you’d know her anyway.
    SInce that’s gonna be a retcon.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Yessir~
    DM:And I’ll give a rundown of the other emeradld band members for a quick thing… I’m gonna kinda assume Max has a personality that’s fairly close to your usual characters Sachi?
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Like she’s generally considered a good person and sticks up for the weak and such?
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Yeah definitely~ Remember the one from your Fate game? She’s based on her
    DM:heh okay, well I mean that one spent most of her time trying to sex up the leader of the cult of beauty.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Well yeah, but I didn’t play in that game for very long
    Mina Beatrix Toress:even inventors have needz
    Geralt:i think all those are correct now
    DM:Okay quick run down of dragon bands NPCs. Viniira the Horned is from the minotaur clan, and a druid/warrior mix who fights with an axe that she enchants with druidic magic. She and Geralt had a relationship during training and were pretty close as the only two from Yt.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:dragon?
    Geralt:is also a shapeshifer
    Calim Gorn:He means Emerald
    DM:oh wait emerald I mean
    Mina Beatrix Toress:oh
    Calim Gorn:And yeah Viniira can shapeshift too
    She beat Sythe while he was in a Shiadar by shifting into a mouse and crawling into the cockpit through gaps in the armor
    DM:Anise Dreamborn and Vilar Elfglow were the templar, Anise was pretty talkative and friendly, and Vilar was a younger boy that she looked after who was good with magitech. I can assume Max and those probably talked some.
    Calim Gorn:And then turning into something else and attacking him
    Geralt:a big ass gap i made with my sword
    Geralt:was a mouse then a bear i think?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah something like that
    DM:Gregorio Prodynorites was the only one from Ronen, from an infleuntial family within the Farmer’s Guild (that’s the legitimized organized crime guild)
    Calim Gorn:Vilar has some kind of artifact sword that turns into a giant beam cannon IIRC
    DM:Though he himself was pretty shy, and mostly trying to get with the princess Alyssa Toress
    Alyssa herself was a magic user who made up what she lacked in bravery with magical talent and incredible hotness and charm.
    Geralt:((oh on a side note, DrivethruRPG is having a 30% off GM Day Sale)
    DM:Suzu Ueno was a little girl from Makoro, one of the vassals of the Yoshinori and was rathar reluctant to train…. though was befreidned by Geralt and calim who stuck up for her.
    She was however bullied by Masaru Oshiro, who was the son of Daimyo Oshiro.. and originally pretty mcuh a total dick.
    Geralt:to the shagrin of Masaru
    Calim Gorn:He got better (slightly)
    DM:Though after a variety of conflicts, he finally calmed down, in part thanks to another member of the group, Hachi Inuyama, a lord of makoro that could change into a giant acid spitting dog.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:lmao awesome
    DM:Nori Yuudai was the other member from Makoro, and essentially the weak link in the group. Originally he basically just followed Masaru’s orders but eventually abandoned him… he was did start bullying Suzu though, once it was apparent he was the weakest fighter (even Suzu was considered better)
    So his lack of pride basically led him to try to try to redeem some of his honor.
    Calim Gorn:Then he hulked up on steroids or something shortly before graduation
    We never did figure that out
    DM:And the last of the group… Hamidar Garaz… a scary quiet guy, with some odd powers involving tainted Aela.
    Yeah heh
    Yeah he got better before graduation
    Basic aly I’m gonna assume Max made friends with Suzu, Anise and Vilar, and probably Alyssa. she was friendly with everyone (and open to bisexual relationships)
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    She also probably knows Calim well since I think she’s from a Gorn vassal house
    Also Calim and Alyssa got married for political purposes to bring House Toress and House Gorn closer together
    DM:Yeah why don’t ya give a little summary of your chars now.
  • Aruvin is from Scorpion band, and graduated the year the Emerald Band fromed. He is known for magitech engineering and his ability in Crystal Weaving (producing physical, crystallized Aela)
    Aruvin:* from gossip with the Toress in yoru group, you’d know he was recruited into Ellenya Toress’ E-Tech Industries
    Geralt:we have another new player besides Ty?
    Calim Gorn:Calim is basically same as he was in the previous campaign, though I cleaned him up a little… He has a sense of personal honor but he’s also not afraid of being political and getting his hands dirty since he knows that’s the way things work in Aylanae, he’s very close to his older sister Laventa but as far as you know they’re just close in that platonic sibling way, he ended up marrying Alyssa Toress as I said, there are a lot of rumors about the relationship though since they apparently don’t sleep together
    DM:Yeah Sachi is joining.
    Geralt:ahh, ok.. didn;t notice
    Maxine von Eisenburg:.-.
    DM:Yeah she’s gonna be taking the open slot I left in Emerald Band. So baisclal yjust doing intros and a brief summary for eveyone in that band since she should knowyou
    Calim Gorn:lol wow
    DM:Since we’re basically doing a retcon and saying she was basically in Emerald band the whole time. Just to simplify stuff, so she knows people and what not
    Geralt:Geralt is a Witcher from the lands of Yt, a barbaric land according to some with primitive tribes and druidic magic. Some however have started to embrace technology, one of them being Clan Hydra, Geralts home clan.
    He is equipped with a pair of swords, an array of Witcher’s signs, potions, oils, and bombs.
    His mutations have enhanced his senses and attributes.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:Sachi knows all about Mina already heh
    tho this iteration is a royal bastard of the queen few generations back
  • Maxine von Eisenburg is a young noblewoman from the tiny, landlocked mountain city of Eisenburg, a vassal of House Gorn whose people are known for three things: the unimaginable mineral wealth in the mines beneath; their skill at extracting it and working it into goods of great quality and beauty; and their extreme eccentricity. From a distance, Maxine is serene, graceful, beautiful, and mysterious; up close, she’s serene, graceful, beautiful, and a complete cloudcuckoolander. She’s a natural with a sword, though, and she can take apart and put together a mech suit with her eyes closed if there’s something in it for her.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:she’s like 150ish to 200 years old
    she got legitimized on the queens deathbed, and it caused a huge scandal, so she eventually left to live in ronen
    where she got involved with some soldiering and merc stuff, and some intelligence work, dealing with daelan
    Calim Gorn:Calim probably gets sent on “Tell those guys to mine me more minerals” trips from Tharian to go see Maxine every now and again, lol
    Mina Beatrix Toress:her vampirism is kind of a mystery,but the rumors is she bears a family curse, levied by house illuvian
  • Maxine von Eisenburg seems aloof from a distance and has a decidedly odd sense of humor, but she’s very friendly, prone to making passes at seemingly anyone, and spends eye-popping amounts of money on her friends at the drop of a hat
    DM:Yeah I’ll assume in other bands, Max was probably pretty friendly with Calim’s sister Laventa who was in thes ensior dragonband, and also probably talked a bit with Juliana Osthemious who had a magitech flail/rifle combo (it morphed)
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Oooo she’d love that
    DM:Anyway… that sets the basic thing… so you all know Maxine since you trained with her.
    Anyway… skipping back the present…
    You had all went to sleep waiting for the battle to come, which you know is a few days away from all you’ve heard….you awaken the next day to the sound of some yelling voices in Taiyou (the asian language)
    Dunno if any of you know what they’re saying, but it seems to be some kind of alert.
  • Calim Gorn was already awake
    Calim Gorn:(Has Maxine already arrived?)
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(oh yeah, Maxine has rank 2 Appearance… she’s REAL hot~)
    Calim Gorn:(or is this her arrival? lol)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:everyone i think is
    DM:Nah Maxine hasn’t arrived yet… she will be coming in pretty soon though
    so don’t go wandering off yet, heh.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:we’re like a bunch of supermodels
    DM:lol yeah.
    Poor Aruvin.
    Maxine von Eisenburg::3
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Maxine von Eisenburg:lol
    Calim Gorn:Yeah Emerald Band got all the hotness
    DM:He’s surrounded by a bunch of super hot people. Geralt is “only” attractive 1, but he’s proven himself as a monster killing badass.
    Pretty mcuh has the most combat accolades of the group.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:lolol
    Calim Gorn:I killed 20 dudes in one round
    Maxine von Eisenburg:dang.
    Calim Gorn:But they were all mooks
    DM:And poor Aruvin looks plain.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:sef still got the records
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Aw damn, I know what I’m spending my next 2 points on
    Mina Beatrix Toress:IN ONE BLOW
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Aruvin:plain, but broadshoudlered adn ruggedly uilt =P
  • Calim Gorn sets aside his repair work on the Magitech Armors in the hangar bay and goes to see what’s happening
    DM:I mean Alyssa is still the hottest of the band anyway… she was like presence 9 and attractive 2
  • Aruvin was heading to the magitech facilities, but changes direction to go see what’s goign on…
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    DM:Hotness was basically her superpower, in addition to the magic.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:It’s rumored in Eisenburg that Maxine’s clothes are all made by specially-trained tailors working in isolation on each piece, and that anyone who learns all her measurements dies of jealousy
    Mina Beatrix Toress:too bad she was a whore
    Calim Gorn:Worked out well for me
    Mina Beatrix Toress:should give her affliction for STDs
    DM:lol, well Aylanae’s healing water fortunately takes care of that.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:prolly why calim dont sleep with her
    he dont want the clap
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Unless there was some nuumian laced herpes of somethng.
    Calim Gorn:That could be one of the rumors going around
    DM:heh with all theri magic they’ve pretty mcuh cured most STDs.
    So they’re not a huge issue except among peasants.
    As Aruvin and Calim head over… not sure if Geralt and Mina are gonna as well?
    Calim Gorn:Now I’m imagining that Chappelle Show skit where he’s the black president and he’s all “I have in my hand here the cure for AIDS
    DM:They can see that it seems that an airship is coming in… unexpected from the look of it.
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, another airship…?”
  • Calim Gorn tries to catch a glimpse of any identifying markings on it
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“What is it now?”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress says grumpily.
    DM:The warriors are rallying moving over to battle positions, it arrived just at the crack of dawn…
    Aruvin:“Seems so. They happy or angry about it?” he wodners aloud, lookign at the locals
    Calim Gorn:(I have darkvision so should be able to see clearly)
    DM:Unless youv’e got extended vision you probably won’t see it much at this range.
    Calim Gorn:Heh okay
    DM:At least not as far as making out banners.
    Calim Gorn:“Well, they aren’t known for having airships of their own, so I’m guessing this is an unexpected visitor… I know I wasn’t expecting anyone else.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I’ll go take a look.”
    Aruvin:“I suppose one should get ready for potential conflict then.” As he says this, Calim might notice veins of crystal creeping up from under his color to just over the sides of his jaw
  • Mina Beatrix Toress dissolves into a swarm of bats and takes flight out into the sky, to get an ID on the vessel.
    Calim Gorn:“Never hurts to be prepared… But I would think them foolish to send just a single airship in, unless they’re quite formidable.”
    Aruvin:^ color = collar
  • Calim Gorn looks around at what the local defense forces are doing, if they’re planning to start attacking or what exactly
    Aruvin:“Think I should join her up there?” lookigj after Mina
    DM:okay Mina takes off… flying up towards it, while the soldiers rally The airship seems to be coming in low as if getting ready to land in the water at the docks.
    Calim and Mina give me some tech rolls.
    Aruvin too since he can see it as well heh.
    Think Geralt is still sleeping?
    if it in the middle of the night
    DM:okay you just using skill mastery? Skill mastery basically just lets you take 10 under stress.
    Calim Gorn:Nah it’s early morning
    Like crack of dawn
    Mina Beatrix Toress:shit roll
    Geralt:oh in that case i would be getting up
    Aruvin:well, I just have it in there as a notation
    Geralt:or maybe not… “Ohh, Can’t I just sleep in????”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Calim and Aruvin can notice this one looks a bit odd, most airships are essentially sailing ships equipped with rotors, but this one seems to have been fitted with some kind of large inflated bag on top… Aruvin and Calim guess it’s filled with lighter than air gas…. some odd design modifications to make it fly better (or at least to attempt it).
    Certainly isn’t a combat modification though….
    Calim Gorn:“Strange… That isn’t a normal airship.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg::3
    Mina Beatrix Toress:throw a flameburst and see if its hydrogen powered?
    Calim Gorn:“It’s definitely not a combat model.”
    DM:Mina sees the bag on top but isn’t really sure what its’ for.. since using that sort of lighter than air gas isn’t really a common thing..
    Probably some new prototype.
    Aruvin:“Guess we can walk on down and join the greeting comitte then.” heads off
  • Calim Gorn nods and follows along
    DM:Give me a knowledge Rahseld for Calim and Aruvin as well (assuming you have that)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:I’ll land on the top of the bag, and then turn into mist to hide.
    Calim Gorn:(If it’s a known Eisenburg design then I figure I’d be familiar with it heh)
  • Aruvin has no ‘region’ skills =/
    DM:Calim recgonzies it as it gets closer.. it seems to belong to the Eisenburg family… a vassal of the Gorns… and prone to all manner of expiremental inventions that usually prove to be too impractical or prohibitively expesnive to be put into use.
    Calim Gorn:“Ah, that design, I recognize it now… It’s from one of Gorn’s vassals, House Eisenburg.”
    Aruvin:“Then you’re just the right man to greet them.”
    DM:Calim remembers seeing this thing one time as a vehicle that his bandmate Maxine Von Eisenburg had at their docks at one point he visited.
    Calim Gorn:“Indeed… Though I wonder who it is… Maxine perhaps? I didn’t have any word of her coming…”
  • Calim Gorn heads over to greet the ship
    DM:And Mina could eventualyl see the Eisenburg coat of arms, would be a DC 15 rto recognize it with a rahseld knowledge.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(gotta come up with a coat of arms sometime)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:gears
    DM:okay so you’d know it’s firendly anyway.. after realizing it’s friendly, I’m gonna figure you guys go out to the docks to greet it anyway.
    Unless you want to just say screw it and let Megumi and her crew do the itnroductions.
  • Aruvin follows Calim to the vessel’s disembarkign point
  • Mina Beatrix Toress turns back into human form, and leaps off the bag onto the deck.
    Calim Gorn:“It’s all right, Mina! They’re with us!”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I know who House Eisenberg is.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress she says inadubly.
    DM:oh Mina wants to try to go to em while they’re landing?
    Or you waiting till they’re landed?
    I know Mina was flying so she could intercept em before they get there.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:nah she’s just landing on the deck with a no chalant blade
    was just making sure it wasnt the queen in secret, that was her main interest
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Hehehe
    DM:Yeah I just meant if Mina was gonna board em before they’re fully landed?
    Mina Beatrix Toress:I’ll wait till they dock, then leap down
    DM:Or if you’re basically waiting for them tto land and the main greeting party to get there before joining in
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori is formed up there too… as is Suzuw ho looks a little groggy, maybe she had trouble sleeping (thinking of sempai perhaps)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:The daimyo walks forward, her sword sheathed but with a number of samurai. and greets the airship, which I assume Maxine is stepping off of.
  • Maxine von Eisenburg comes off the ramp with a spring in her step and bows courteously to the daimyo.
    Calim Gorn:“Ah, so it is her.”
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori looks at Maxine oddly.
  • Geralt wonders what all the hubbub is about….
    DM:Suzu excitedly sees Maxine and gives a litttle wave from the crowd.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I’m not familiar with your sigil, but I can tell it’s a Rahseldian ship.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress leaps off the gas bag, and lands on the ground next to the others.
    DM:A few of the airship crew are a bit startled by Mina dropping as well as the samurai, but Megumi raises her hand to calim them.
    Calim Gorn:“Daimyo, this is Maxine von Eisenburg, she is from one of the vassals of House Gorn. She was in Emerald Band with us.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Ah, good morning, (proper way to address the daimyo)! I am honored to be graced with your presence!~”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Sorry, I was just being cautious.”
    “Things are tense lately.”
  • Maxine von Eisenburg smiles to Suzu, bowing toward her a bit as well
  • Mina Beatrix Toress says to the Daimyo.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Ah you’re an imbued…I wasn’t familiar.”
    DM:You can tell Megumi is assuming a much more rigid personality than usual (At least Aruvin can tell since he trained with her)
    Calim Gorn:“What brings you here, Maxine?”
    DM:Apparentyly taking on the mantle of Daimyo has made her much more formal, probably to avoid appearing like she doesn’t belong or showing weakness.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Yes, what is the reason for your visit?”
    “As much as I would like to have your company here, we are about to enter into a war.”
    DM:Geralt hears a familiar voice in the crowd…
    Aita Inari:“Ooo.. she’s cute…”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Ah, yes indeed. I’m taking a stroll in the area, enjoying the cherry trees, and I’m hearing that my dear friends are embroiled in some sort of quarrel? A question of whether your highness (?) is fit to rule, and on no basis I can discern… Yes?”
    Geralt:is Aita the fam iliar voice?
    DM:Megumi pauses for a moment… Maxine’s odd demeanor seeming to take her by surprise and leaving her for a few moments searching for how to respond to it…
    Yerah heh.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Yes, my rightful rule is being challenged by many rebellious vassals.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“And I happen to have my prototype airship here, yes? So I thought that perhaps I could leverage this ability to fly to lend a hand.”
  • Maxine von Eisenburg glances back at her airship with a sigh.
    DM:Btw is maxine gonna be wearing her spiker rifle or just the cane at this point?
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Not that I would take that into a war zone… I’m afraid the envelope is not so durable yet…”
    Aruvin:“I think she’ll find ETech’s armor a more immediate benefit to the comming conflict.”
    DM:I’m kinda assuming you’re not dressed for battle yet?
    Calim Gorn:“Beggars can’t be choosers, Aruvin…”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:She’s just got the cane on her right now, she’s not expecting a fight
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“You realize this will entail a fight, they’ll be trying to kill you, or worse.”
    DM:Megumi seems to look at Maxine as though this is some kind of joke as she just looks like some delicate rich girl.
    And her airship doesn’t look as it if it was made for war either….
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Ah, yes… I was very nearly killed attempting to tap into the pockets of gas I needed to refine to make this. A rock fell, and I would likely not be standing here if I hadn’t been wearing a hard hat… You see?~”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“You should have came to us.”
    “We have enough hot air to go around.”
    Calim Gorn:“Especially with Mina along.”
    DM:Megumi finally seems to lose it…
  • Maxine von Eisenburg looks dismayed.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Oh no… I fear I may be redundant…”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Are you stupid? This is a warzone! There are going to be hundreds of highly trained wariors out to kill or take you as a slave!”
    DM:It’s fthe first you’ve seen of Megumi’s normally cool and colelcted demeanor break at least while she’s been daimyo…
    Aruvin:“Take it easy, Megu,” Aruvin reverts to classmate nickname, “Calim and Mina both seem to know her, and Miss Suzu as well. Let them deal with this matter.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I don’t see any yet?”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“That is what a war is, yes…?” (Hm, is there anything around I can cut in half as a demonstration?)
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori crosses her arms and gives a dismissive look.
    DM:heh yeah.. you coudl find a barrle or something. or one of the dock support beams. heh.
    Calim Gorn:“I’m sorry, Daimyo, Maxine has always been a bit… err, eccentric… I assure you she is a competent combatant though.”
    DM:There’s also some fresh fruit being sold nearby if youw anted ot use that too
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Oh, I did not introduce myself formally.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“If she gets killed I’m going to get blamed by it.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I am Mina Toress.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“She doesn’t even understand what she’s geting into.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress courtsies politely.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(What would be the DC to slice a fruit in half? If it’s thrown at me?)
    Geralt:lol, are you fruit ninja
    DM:heh, I’ll just let you do that automatically unless the person is trying to delbierately throw it full speed.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Or well technicallly its Mina Beatrix Bloodthorne of House Toress, but I figured I’d slack off on the hot air for Calim’s behalf.”
  • Calim Gorn smirks
  • Mina Beatrix Toress gives him a jab.
    DM:If its a fairly normal pitch it wouldn’t be too hard, I mean you are superheroic.
  • Maxine von Eisenburg tosses a way-too-generous handful of change toward the fruit stand.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“A lovely wrist, too bad its poisonous.”sighs
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“I beg your pardon, ma’am! Might you toss me an apple?~”
    DM:An apple is tossed your way…. I’ll just assume you can automatically cut it since it’s not really done as an attack (as an attack I’d say it’d basically be like going full defense)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:sword cane?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, fancy noble’s cane… With a sword hidden in it
    Mina Beatrix Toress:i had one of those
    gave it away tho to lower my sword collection
  • Maxine von Eisenburg draws a sword from her cane, slicing the apple in two, then returns it to its hiding place all in one smooth motion.
    Calim Gorn:“Fast as ever, I see.”
  • Calim Gorn smirks
  • Maxine von Eisenburg offers half to the daimyo, politely waiting to eat until she responds
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“What about loose?”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress whispers.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:@ Calim
    Calim Gorn:“That too.”
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori maintains her pose still seeming rather unimpressed.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Might not be a bad day afterall.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Half the samurai here can do that, so you swung a weapon once or twice in training…”
    Suzu Ueno:“Please let her stay daimyo.”
    DM:Suzu finally speaks up.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“It speaks?”
    Suzu Ueno:“She’s my friend too….”
  • Calim Gorn gives Mina a perturbed look
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I jest.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“You have a lot of loyal friends Suzu… but I’m going to keep my eye on her.”
    Calim Gorn:“We could give you a swordplay demonstration if you’d like, Daimyo… Or you could just take the word of two other Imbued that she won’t be a drag on us.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Well she is in an Imbued, Daimyo.”
    “I don’t see what the harm could be.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Ah, I am glad to hear that, Daimyo!~”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Sounds like we’re going to need all the swords and sword canes we can muster.”
  • Maxine von Eisenburg sounds as if she thought the Daimyo was flirting with her… She’s joking… Probably…
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Just keep an eye on her. I don’t want some fool noble getting themselves killed thinking she’s on vacation…”
    Calim Gorn:“Of course, Yoshinori-sama.”
  • Calim Gorn bows politely
    DM:With that Megumi and most of her warriros make thier way away…. after which Suzu runs over to Maxine to greet her.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Guess I’d better leave too then.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress says softly.
    Suzu Ueno:“I’m glad you came! I didnt know if you got my message.”
    Calim Gorn:“I’m afraid Megumi isn’t in much of a light-hearted mood at the moment, Maxine. You’re going to have to do a lot to prove yourself to her.”
    Suzu Ueno:“She’s really nice once you get used to her…”
    Aruvin:* whiel the reunion is going on, Aruvin runs an informed professional eye over the prototype airship – assessing its magitech
    Suzu Ueno:"She just doens’t want you to get hurt… "
  • Maxine von Eisenburg greets Suzu the way she customarily did while they were training, which is an ambiguously overfamiliar hug and a kiss on the cheek (she starts polite and formal but works up to that pretty quick if you don’t stop her)
    DM:heh okay, give me a tech roll for Aruvin as he’s checking i tout
  • Maxine von Eisenburg will back off if someone’s uncomfortable, though.
    DM:Aruvin can see the airship has been heavily modified with a variety of extras… charge crystals are apparently used for creating lighter-than-air gases.. to fill the large airsack at the top, and it also uses the conventional rotors for propulsion… the thing apparently also shows signs of having to repair some explosive damage, perhaps it’s seen combat… but upon closer inspection, you think it’s more likely it wa san internal explosion….
    It seems there was once a gunport in one of the sides that wassealed up after the thing possibly exploded.. or at least there was some kind of fire.
    Technologically it seems like a prototype, but it doesn’t seem superior to an existing airship, but has a lot of attempted improvements using various fringe theories in airship design.
    At the very least it migth be better at hovering than a normal airship due to the airbag it uses… however… the thing is easy to puncture so would be a big laibility in combat…
    At the very least it does have the usual airship safety measures to save an airship from a catastrophic fall.
    Overall Aruvin isn’t really too impr3essed with it.
  • Maxine von Eisenburg did say something to the effect of not intending to use the ship itself in combat…
    DM:Suzu seems to like Maxine’s attention, despite not really being overly affectionate herself, she’s aught to be more reserved from her makoro culture.
    Calim Gorn:“Come on, let’s go somewhere a bit more comfortable and we can catch up some more.”
  • Aruvin gives a subtle headshake then turns his attention to the girl…
    Suzu Ueno:“Yeah… there’s a lot of good places to see…”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(Eisenburgers aren’t known for being touchy either, that’s more of a Maxine thing)
    Aruvin:“Suzu, don’t forget you’re due for more practice.”
    DM:Another girl walks up… oddly dressed in a western style maid outfit that makes her stand out… (Aita)
    Aita Inari:“Hey! I’m Aita Inari.”
    Calim Gorn:“That didn’t take long.”
  • Aita Inari goes up and hugs Maxine as if she knows her.
    Geralt:lol, make herself at home
    Aita Inari:“We got a definite lack of cute girls here…”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Ah, Miss Aita! I’m Maxine von Eisenburg.”
  • Maxine von Eisenburg hugs Aita as if she knows her
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(do I know her?)
    DM:heh no.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(doesn’t change my response lol)
    DM:You wouldn’tknow Aita, that’s more Geralt and calim who ran into her.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Aita Inari:“We should get to know each other… I’m easily the most interesting person here.”
    Aruvin:(an aside to Suzu) “Take some time to catch up and eat something. Just not too much time. I’ll be with the Armors.”
    Aita Inari:“There’s that guy, who doesn’t like girls… (points to Calim)… the white haired guy who kills monsters.. the hot vampire who only wants me for my blood.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Ah, you are? How lucky!~”
  • Suzu Ueno nods to Aruvin.
    Suzu Ueno:“okay, thanks. I won’t be that long.”
    Calim Gorn:“Wherever did you get a silly idea like that?”
  • Aruvin quietly head back to ‘base’, not wanting to be a third wheel in reunione time
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Well, not ONLY your blood.”
    “Though it would be nice.”
    Aita Inari:“You’re married to that really hot princess, and you’re here.”
    “That’s where I got a ‘silly’ idea like that.”
    Calim Gorn:“I’m here to help my friend. Can’t help it if the wife can’t come along.”
    Aita Inari:“If I had that waiting for me at home, I wouldn’t be here.”
  • Calim Gorn shrugs
    Calim Gorn:“Good thing Suzu isn’t depending on you then.”
    Aita Inari:“I mean, I’d disguise myself as you and pay her a visit, but I get the distinct feeling she’d know I was a fake…”
    Suzu Ueno:“Actually I don’t really know who she is….”
  • Suzu Ueno shrugs.
    Calim Gorn:“Some sort of forest spirit… Kitsune was it?”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Thats what she said.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Ah! Really? How delightful!~”
  • Aita Inari doesn’t seemt o reply to Calim and focuses on Maxine.
  • Maxine von Eisenburg does seem pretty interested in Aita.
    Aita Inari:“We should catch up.. I know Suzu has to do some mech training… and…”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“And I’m sure he’s just not into the women as much as he is into some other thing! My parents are the same way, but they still found time to have me, yes?~”
    Aita Inari:“I hear there’s a brothel of Calim’s liking down on Inu street…”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“A brothel?”
  • Calim Gorn rolls his eyes
  • Aita Inari looks to Mina…
    Calim Gorn:“I think I’ll go work on the magitech armors some more…”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“A veritable feast.” she jokes with a smile
    Aita Inari:(to Calim) “Yeah, you do that… assuming the magitech armors aren’t here.”
  • Calim Gorn heads off in the same direction that Aruvin went
    Aita Inari:(looks to Maxine) “So… let me show you around… and the more exciting places of the city…”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“You’re sure you don’t want to come along…?”
  • Suzu Ueno looks quietly, obviously wanting to talk a bit but Aita is a bit chatty here…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Spit it out.”
  • Maxine von Eisenburg smiles, patting Miss Aita’s hand (stroking it a little, subtly.)
  • Mina Beatrix Toress says looking to Suzu.
  • Suzu Ueno looks back a bit startled…
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Perhaps once I’ve had some time to catch up with Miss Suzu and my friends, yes…?”
    Suzu Ueno:“I uh… I should go practice with Aruvin-san…”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“They do seem to have things to do, and I’ve some free time as far as I know
    Suzu Ueno:“I’ll catch up with you later okay Maxine.”
  • Maxine von Eisenburg looks disappointed…
    Aita Inari:“Yeah I don’t have much to do… .it’s not like I bother training too much…”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Ah… I suppose it won’t be so much longer than it’s already been…”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“She seems to fancy Calim.” she says after Suzu leaves
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“I do rather miss you, Miss Suzu…”
  • Suzu Ueno hangs her head down, giving a little wave, apparently her shy personality havinga bit of difficulty getting in the conversation with Aita and Mina there…
    DM:Then Suzu heads off towards where Aruvin and calim went.
  • Maxine von Eisenburg \
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(ugh sorry my cat)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:least its a single cat
    Aita Inari:“Yeah, she’s got sempai fever. Of course.. not that it’ll do her any good.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:i got like 1d100 of the cocksuckers
    “Yeah, talk about a waste of time.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Oh dear… I suppose House Gorn is a bit more conservative than Eisenburg, yes? They could not come to some arrangement…?”
    Aita Inari:“No amount of prayers to the great dragons are going to fix him.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“His Cuckship, is what I’ve taken to calling him. I don’t think he’s too fond of it.” smirks
  • Aita Inari smirks.
  • Maxine von Eisenburg scratches her head.
    Aita Inari:“As far as I can tell he doens’t even want to watch… I’m pretty sure I offered with his wife, or at leasst he knows I got an open policy on that sort of thing…”
    Calim Gorn:(He did spy on them in the hot spring actually…)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Well, it is a political marriage afterall.”
    “They aren’t known for their romance.”
    Aita Inari:“Who said anything about romance? have you Seen the princess?”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Close your eyes and think of Rahseld, is I’m sure the Queen’s advice to the Princess.”
    Geralt:yeah, and somehow their clothes went missing too
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“So what if one of them has a bigger appetite…?”
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Yes, she’s my niece.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress says deadpan.
    DM:Anyway… gonna pretty mcuh wrap up this scene.. assuming Maxine (and maybe Mina) want to go with Aita…
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“People are so silly everywhere. Life is too short not to enjoy…”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:sure got nothing else to do, get away from this drab place
    find some samurai buffet
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Hehe yeah, Maxine’s excited to make a new friend who’s a fox spirit
    DM:Yeah Aita’s interests seem in something beyond friendship… and she’s pretty aggressive about it.
    She does encourage Mina to go eat some guy so she can get Maxine alone… and Max can decide if she wants to accept Aita’s advances or not. heh.
    Aita also mentions an incident in a hot spring involving Alyssa and Anise, (two of Maxine’s bandmates)
    She also adds the detail that Calim was watching them but she does mention that she “didn’t even see it move at all”
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah heh, the guys had to go slay an Oni while she stayed behind and had hot spring shenanigans with them, so they retaliated by stealing their clothes and spying on them)
  • Maxine von Eisenburg doesn’t seem to think “it” necessitates anything particularly formal, so unless she’s talking about marriage or some arcane binding ceremony she finds Maxine pretty receptive
    DM:She also shares her theory that Calim and Geralt are secretly together.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Beatrix Toress:rofl
    Maxine von Eisenburg:ahaha
    Calim Gorn:She hasn’t caught us yet though!
    Geralt:guess she didn’t know abut Vin
    DM:Yeah she never met Vin
    and she’s a bit out of the loop.
    As far as Aylanae politics
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“My… Are all kitsune this interested in who other people are with…? At the moment I’m most interested in the one I’m with…”
    porno music
    DM:hehe yeah…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:So thatshow that scene goes.. and Mina finds some samurai to feed on… also give me a perception cehck for Mina…
    For your blood reading thing.
    Meanwhile back at Aruvin and Calim.. gonna basically say a training session goes by without too mcuh incident… btw was Calim/Aruvin gonna be talking at all to any of the samurai/castle personnel?
    Or you guys mostly sticking to repairing/helpingSuzu train?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’ll see if any of them have any info on the forces arrayed against us, try to get a basic idea of what we’re up against
    DM:Calim tends to keep to himself, not sure how Aruvin is in that regard.
    Calim Gorn:Who’s on our side, who’s against us, etc
    DM:If ehs’ gonna fraternize or hat.
    Calim Gorn:Calim will fraternize if Aruvin wants to talk to him but he’s not going to be the one to initiate it, he doesn’t want to interrupt Suzu’s training and he wants to make sure the other magitech armors are ready for the battle
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(It hasn’t been a couple hours and I’m screwing an NPC foxgirl… That’s So Sachi)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:heh okay, I’ll give Calim either apersuasion or investigaiton check (hsi choice) to gather some info
  • Aruvin woudl be interested in who would be using the local suits, perhaps tweaking the repairs to better suit the indivudal operators
    Calim Gorn:Can I combine ranks? lol
    DM:nah not for this.
    Calim Gorn:Heh okay
    DM:Usually I do allowthat, but this is a bit different kinda since it’s more about your approach
    Calim learns a few interesting tidbids…
    Aruvin:* and Aruvin will be trainign Suzu in secret anyway, outside of Calim’s view (unless he successfully sneaks up on us)
    Calim Gorn:Can I say I’m getting info while you’re off training
    DM:Apparently, the leader of the resistance is the Mashita Gozoku led by Atama Taro Mashita.
    He’s an imbued swordmaster who apparently trained wit h the Hebi-Kuran… and he’s basicalyl a real bad guy as far as humanitarian rights.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(btw is Aita’s material composition markedly different from a human’s? Maxine is both curious and equipped to know)
    DM:hehe well she does show signs of imbuing… so she’s lighter than she should be.
    And she’s also got 3 fox tails… that aren’t readily visible… apparently she keeps them concealed.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Ooo, sexy
    DM:As well as kitsune ears.
    Maxine von Eisenburg::3~
    Calim Gorn:Heh, so the leader of the resistance is a Sefiros clone, great
    DM:Anyway.. about Taro Mashita… he’s a blodothirsty warrior who makes Oshiro look like a nice guy.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:If possible I wanna get messed up together and snuggle her tails
    Calim Gorn:(I’d say there’s a good possibility of that lol)
    DM:He basically is prett ymuch into enslaving and mistreating his slaves. and was furious when Daimyo Sora Yoshuinori aboliushed slavery.
    He also has a reather interesting servant knwon as the Demon Samurai Horigoshi… who apparently draws powers from an Oni (or so the legends say)
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(Maxine’s a bit of fangirl for Makoro, which is why she trained in their style of swordsmanship)
    Aruvin:* At some point during flight training, Aruvin will test her control reflexes by somewhat suddenly flying up in front of her path…
    DM:Also against you are pretty much all the vassals, save for the Ueno Gozoku who are simply sitting out the war for the most part, though rumor has it they’re waiting for a surrpise attack on their old rivals the Kuno Gozoku.
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah, I remember there being some disagreement between those two
    DM:They’ve also assembled some support from the priests of the Great Dragons, who apparently have been assembling spellcasting circles to try to sabotage the magitech armors… probably accounting for the damage you’ve seen.
    Supposedly causing malfunctions.
    Calim Gorn:Hmm
    DM:Thus far, outside forces (Templar, other daimyos) tried to reach a compromise where Megumi steps down and one of her brothers takes over as daimyo… though neither side agreed to it.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, so basically the entire Yoshinori territory is against her except for the core gozoku, and Ueno who is only neutral
    DM:Yeah. even some of her own people elft her as well, though the servants are kinda tight lipped about it..
    Maxine von Eisenburg:The Daimyo isn’t exactly wrong about Maxine thinking she’s on vacation, it’s just that Maxine lives in a place where vegetation doesn’t grow, volcanic ash falls from the sky more often than rain, and the mountains are permeated with ridiculously dangerous mines within which she cheerfully subjects herself to the same risks she expects her workers to face
    DM:She’s had some defectors.
    Calim Gorn:Does Megumi have any sort of battle plan or is it basically just shore up the castle and weather the siege?
    Maxine von Eisenburg:3
    DM:Meanwhile at Aruvin’s training… he’s pretty surprised how well Suzu reacts to his attempts to surprise her.. even seeming to react to the first one as though she knew it was coming.. she’s pretty skilled…
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(brb rq)
    Calim Gorn:She’s got precognition? She’s a Newtype!
    (Heh, well Imbued flying is pretty common)
    DM:Yeah she seems rather intrigued with your skystrike cloak you modified.. asking how you got it to allow flight.
    Since conventionally they just let you glide.
    Geralt:((except for my poor ass))
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Suzu herself doens’tseem to be super good with magitech, shes’ got enough to repair things okay, but she’s not an inventor the way Aruvin, Maxine and Sayuri are.
    So she’s studied magitech prett ywell, but she doesn’t have the sort of innovative mind to create thigns of her own.
    Calim Gorn:She’s great at using it though heh
    DM:Yeah she’s a skilled pilott.
    Aruvin:“It’s all in the stitching,” she points out the crystalline ‘threads’ of the pattenr within the cloak.
    Suzu Ueno:“the stitching? I’ve never seen anything like that before…”
    Aruvin:“That’s probably because I wove them out of Aela myself.”
    DM:Aruvin has done stuff with crystals that’s rather unconventional… heh.. so most are kind of confused by his designs… even some of the other inventor types wouldn’t really know his specialty as well as he does.
    Suzu Ueno:“With some kind of needle?”
    Aruvin:“The cloak is really just the frist step. I’m working on a design which takes the form of an unobtrusize torc which can produce etheral wings upon activation… still a lot of minuter processees to work out however.”
    “Np, no.. like this…” He draws his index finger across the cuff of her sleeve, leaving behind a ‘stitching’ of crystal thread.. which will evaporate ina few minutes he explains
    Astra:“I estimate it’s about 43% complete, allowing for a 14% marign of error.”
    DM:Astra appears on Aruvin’s shoulder with her small green-tinted avatar.
    Aruvin:“If only that theory of direct Mana to Aela conversion had worked out,” he shakes hsi head a bit after Astra’s comment
    Astra:“All conventional theories say that’s likely impossible…”
    Calim Gorn:Any way I can confer with whoever Megumi has for military planning and come up with an attack strategy using my Expertise (Military)?
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(I’m back~)
    DM:heh yeah you could help wiith thier battel plans. you got some time.
    So I’ll assume you’re talking some strategy with oneo f her commanders.
    Calim Gorn:Need me to make a check?
    DM:Yeah roll it up
    Aruvin:“Alright Suzu, you did good work. I’ll let you go adn see if you can catch Miss Eisenburg alone, or at least just with your other Band-mates.”
  • Suzu Ueno nods.
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    DM:Meanwhile… Calim sets up a battle plan.. and… not sure what Aruvin was gonna do after he was done training.. anything planned?
    Or just basic resting stuff?
    Aruvin:conferring with out battel suit operators to help tweak their individual units to better suit them
    DM:heh okay.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:I do wanna talk to Suzu too~
    DM:heh okay, we’ll do a little scene wtih Maxine and Suzu..
  • Aruvin can basically get a 28 Technology if skill mastery is a take 10 kinda thing ;)
    DM:Yeah skill mastery basically lets you take 10 under stress. So yeah that works. heh.
  • Suzu Ueno locates Maxine after she’sdone with Aita…
    DM:Aita isn’t the type to really stick around aftewards…
    Maxine von Eisenburg::3
    DM:Suzu gives a quiet wave as she finds Maxine this time in relative privacy.
  • Maxine von Eisenburg is looking nice and proper by the time Suzu finds her, and is adjusting her small, fashionable hat… She smiles, giving Suzu a wave in response and coming closer to speak with her.
    Suzu Ueno:“I’m glad you came.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“And I am glad I got your message in time, my dear. You’ve been in my thoughts quite a bit since we parted, yes? I love Makoro, but some of its people, the way they act…”
    “The evidence is everywhere, yes?”
  • Suzu Ueno nods.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“You are my friend, and so far more dear to me than anyone’s tradition.”
  • Suzu Ueno smiles.
    Suzu Ueno:“I’m glad I got to train and meet you.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(btw, Maxine’s got a noticeable accent; her native language is something analogous to German)
    “So am I.~ But why do we speak so, as if we’re about to part again? How are you feeling?”
    Suzu Ueno:"Well I’m a little scared.. "
  • Maxine von Eisenburg nods.
    Suzu Ueno:“But Yoshinori-sensei says this has to happen…”
    “But I don’t know if I’m ready.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“You’re a match for any one of us in talent and skill. Time will not wait until we are ready…”
  • Suzu Ueno nods.
    Suzu Ueno:“But we’ll be going against imbued that have trained a lot longer, and even Yoshinori-sensei is scared I think.. even though she doesn’t show it.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“In most cases yes, it is good to think of safety, to ask if I can do this… But when a time like this comes and one must act, there can be no question.”
    Suzu Ueno:“Just act? You think so?”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“They may kill Daimyo Yoshinori if you do not, yes? That is the risk, as I understand?”
    “If we do not.”
    Suzu Ueno:“Oh yeah… you’re right…”
    DM:Suzu kinda makes an odd inflection tehre, as if maybe she was thinking baout something else… and not the war…
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Mm… I see…~ Something else is on your mind as well…”
    DM:Meanwhile.. back at the castle… Geralt gets a knock on his door…
    Suzu Ueno:“Well it’s just… it’s nothing…”
  • Suzu Ueno seems a bit uncomfortable talking about whatever it is.
  • Geralt answers the door….
    DM:A samurai answers the door… and comes bearing a parchment.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(Hehe I don’t wanna interrupt if you’re trying to start another scene~)
    Samurai:“The Daimyo thought you should know.. we’ve recieved word from Yt.. just first reports, but there’s been an attack on several Minotaur clan controlled territories.”
    DM:Nah, I’m just doing two at once.
    Calim Gorn:D’oh
    DM:You can keep talking heh.
    Geralt:“Any further reports?”
    “Any further details?”
    Samurai:“Imperial airships arrived but there was significant destruction in several areas.. I have more detaisl on this scroll… though it appears that the Earth demons killed many, though the Sun Clan did arrive to save some lives, so that is some positive news.”
  • Geralt anxiously takes the scroll….
    Geralt:with a preoccupied mind… “Oh, ahh, thank you for the news.”
    Samurai:“The daimyo had it translated to Honath for you, since you can’t read our native tongue.” (Honath is Rahseldian, and also Common language in the empire)
  • Geralt opens the scroll after dismissing the deliverer
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Is it something you wish to keep secret…? You know I shan’t repeat things you tell me in confidence.”
    DM:The scroll contains a variety of details about settlements attacked, as well as the projected deathtolls… you scan it and find that Viniira’s name is there, she’s listed as missing currently….
    Give me a persuasion checkfor Maxine.
    Geralt:((ok, that’s it…..))
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(…does my attractiveness factor in?)
    DM:Yeah… atl elast as fara s interesting information.. apparently there’s some stuff in there about the SUn Clan coming in to save everyone…
    hehe… nah, she doesn’t seem to be the type that’s into girls, at least not strongly.
    Geralt:in character Geralt woul dbe hopping on the first ship to Yt because there are plenty of bodies here… but ooC i don;t want to split the group and make it difficult
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Aw
    DM:Geralt can manage to seewhat he guesses were efforts from the Sun Clan to word the report to reflect on them more favorably…. he dosn’t think they truly did much fighting, but it’s worded like they kicked earth demon ass..
    heh yeah, I mean Geralt doesn’t think there’s a hell of a lot that can be done at this point.. since there are imperial teams looking around for survivors still..
    Calim Gorn:lol yup…
    Geralt:well with Vin missing he wouldn’t rely on imperial search temas, he woul dbe searching for her himself
    Calim Gorn:(Forget about him and come sleep with me and Aita instead!)
    Aita is a little extreme for Suzu.
    Geralt:it not like she was some fling… they were a big deal all through training
    Suzu Ueno:“I wanted to… tell Calim-sempai how I feel…”
    DM:Yeah true…
  • Aruvin woudl probably bring that up with Claim at some point during their mutual repair work…“So, how long are you gogin to keep stringing that poor girl along?”
    DM:Wel lyou could always try to convince the rest of the PCs ot make a bit of a detour…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:or split forces
    Calim Gorn:“What do you mean?”
  • Geralt sets down the scroll on the table with a heavy heart and starts to gather his things together….
    Aruvin:“Miss Suzu. Surely you can see how much she hangs on your every word.”
  • Calim Gorn frowns…
  • Geralt leaves his room and goes to look for Calim or Mina, the first that he sees.
    DM:heh okay… you’d know where Calim is anyway.. or have a good idea, Mina I think was out hunting for blood…
    Calim Gorn:“Yes… I told her before though… I’m married to the princess, so there isn’t any way we can be together.”
    DM:But Calim kinda has a usual hangout, so you’d find Calim and Aruvin.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Ah…~ Is he not married? So many people out there seem to think such an arrangement requires exclusivity for some silly reason…”
    Geralt:knock, knock, KNOCK
    Calim Gorn:“I tried not to hurt her, but I guess she hasn’t given up.”
  • Suzu Ueno looks down blushing a little.
    Suzu Ueno:“Well… I thought…”
    “You’re right…. I’m not thinking…”
    Calim Gorn:(Heh Calim and Aruvin are in the magitech armor hangar so you can probably just walk in on them talking about Suzu)
  • Suzu Ueno says in a rather depressed tone.
    Aruvin:“At a guess, it’s that rumor goign around that you’re not really With your wife.. that’s it is Just politics. Some girls are willign to be the mistress after all.”
  • Maxine von Eisenburg puts her arm around Suzu’s shoulders.
    Calim Gorn:“I really didn’t take Suzu for that sort…”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:looks like laventa is gonna kill 2 people this time
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Aruvin:* shrug * “You never know with the quiet ones.”
    Calim Gorn:Yeah dunno if you need an insight check or whatever to see if Calim is holding something back
    DM:Heh… give a deception cehck and insight then.
    See if he notices it. heh.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    So close
  • Suzu Ueno leands into Maxine’s shoulder… inneed of some consoling… it’s hard to say if she’s crying or not since she’s kinda looking down and hiding her face.
    DM:You guys gonna open the door for Geralt?
    Calim Gorn:Heh I figured it was an open hangar or whatever, but yeah will let him in
  • Aruvin must have been distracted at the last moment by the knocking…
    DM:Nah, I mean there is some security anyway… to avoid sabotage.
  • Aruvin opens door
    Geralt:You see Geralt standing there with all his things as if packed to leave.
    Calim Gorn:“Geralt? What’s wrong?”
    Geralt:“Hello, is Calim here/”
  • Aruvin raises an eyebrow
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Oh dear, you sound crestfallen… I did not mean to imply you should lose hope.”
    Aruvin:“Right over there”
    Geralt:“I’m leaving Calim. Minitaur has been attacked and Vin is missing.”
  • Calim Gorn frowns…
    Calim Gorn:“Shit…”
    Geralt:“You have plenty of personel here.”
    “I won;t make any difference.”
    Calim Gorn:“I beg to differ, every man counts… But I know enough not to try to stop you.”
    DM:One of the servants of the daimyo (you guess0 comes running over toward sthe hangar…
    Servant:“The daimyo wants your presence in the throne room.”
    Geralt:“I juast wanted you to know…”
  • Calim Gorn nods to the servant…
    Aruvin:“Very well.” he also replies to messenger
    Calim Gorn:“Watch your back, Geralt. The Earth Demons aren’t our only enemies.”
    Geralt:is there an airship that will be leaving here for Yt?
    DM:heh, not really… I mean it’s at war time, so it’ll be something you’d need to charter really.
    You could maybe take a conventional shp but they’re slow as hell.
    Makoro as a whole oens’t really have much magitech, and what stuff they got is beign used for the war effort.
    Calim Gorn:(Borrow Maxine’s ship? lol)
    DM:heh, well her ship just dropped her off, that’s gone heh.
    Geralt:lol, yeah i just may
    DM:They’re not sticking around, it’s not a warship.
    Calim Gorn:Ah heh
    Aruvin:“You migth convince miss Eisenburg to lend you hers… no way is that going to help in the war effort.”
    DM:Bu you could ask Maxine, Calim or something to try to arrange an airship.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(Yeah it’d get fucked up in a war )
    DM:Or maybe even put in a call to Meerin and see if you can arrange him to send one.
    Hydra does some have some magitech, thanks to their deal with House Gorn
    Geralt:yeah, will pursue whatever resources to find transportation…..
    Calim Gorn:“I can get something arranged for you, maybe.”
    Geralt:“Thanks, Calim.”
    DM:heh well did you want to see what’s up at the throne room first, ro you gonna just say fuck the daimyo and go to the aela communicator?
    Aruvin:“Can it wait a few minutes? We aught to see what Megu needs.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, it’s not as if the airship will be here right away anyway.”
  • Aruvin nods and heads fro throne room
    DM:Btw a messenger does get Mina and Maxine as well, assuming Mina is available…
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“It is not that you don’t deserve a man as lovely as he… But to involve oneself in the affairs of Rahseld nobility is to accept a great measure of complication in one’s life. You can take it from me…~”
    “Oh dear…”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“A messenger from our opposition has arrived.. I wanted to make a show of strength, and hopefully get a surrender, or at least some of their vassals to back down.”
    “Once they see how many imbued are here, it’s sure to make some of them reconsider.”
    “And someone hand her a spiker rifle and a katana or something…” (gestures to Maxine)
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Maxine von Eisenburg actually has a spiker rifle now, since she thought there was some danger
    DM:Some fo her servants start to affix the weaponry to Maxine to make her seem more formidable…. (assuming she lets them)
    ah okay.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“What’s this shit storm about now?”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(I have one as equipment, I just didn’t have it on me to come off the airship lol)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:she can use my Heavy spiker if she wants
    Maxine von Eisenburg:I have a penetrator
    DM:Once she’s sure you guys look as formidable as possible.. she waves for the doro to open.. andthey let in a samurai with cold serious eyes.
  • Mina Beatrix Toress holds a spiker machine pistol in one hand, and her nodachi in the other, resting on her shoulder.
    Aruvin:“Well, Ellenya wanted an impactful showing, so having Suzu in our new Armor come swooping in could play into your show of force”
    Samurai:“Atama Taro Mashita brings a message fo-”
  • Calim Gorn has his sword out and his magitech pistol visible on his belt
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:(to Aruvin) “I think we’ll leave the armor as a surprise… with all the attempts their Mahou Tsukai have tried to make to sabotage us with thier magic, I don’t want them to get a chance at shutting it down.”
  • Maxine von Eisenburg has kept her spiker in pristine, exquisitely-maintained condition, and a harness which is non-ostentatious but is also custom-fit by a tailor
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:(that was before the Samurai came in)
    (to the samurai) "I care little for your message… I have with me many great imbued warriors from Emerald band that have come to assist me, the usurper has no chance, however in my mercy I shall accept the surrender from any who wish to do so without demanding they commit seppuku. "
  • Aruvin fabricates a giant crystal sword in full viewing of the non-ally samurai, plants the point down, and leands on it a bit…
  • Calim Gorn smirks and does his best to look intimidating
    Samurai:“You should read the letter that I bear Daimyo before you make your threats.”
    Aruvin:Crystal Sculpting: Close Create Rank 6, Instantaneous, Stationary, Precise, Subtle 2 Up to 60 cfts, up to 3200 lbs.
    ^ certianly don’t need it to be that big or dense tho ;)
    DM:The samurai tries to approach a little but is halted, and has to hand the parchmetn to a servant, who gives it to the daimyo.
    Heh yeah, that’s more than enough to make a sword.
    The daimyo looks at the message, (anyone with knowledge of Makoro can make a check here)
    Or knowledge military could too I’ll allow as well
    Calim Gorn:lol nope
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(so it’s probably not a drawing of a dick)
    DM:heh well yeah architecture could be good for raiding buildings.
    Find out wherecertainr ooms are.
    Or in demolition yeah. heh.
    She seems to read the message… looking a bit troubled…
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(maybe it’s a voodoo curse)
    Calim Gorn:(Challenge to the Rite of Charenji?)
    Samurai:“Your band of trainees won’t matter… the Hebi-Kuran have placed their allegiance with the Mashita.”
    Calim Gorn:lol shit
    Mina Beatrix Toress:damn nat 1
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s a wrap, let’s all go home
    Samurai:“they will not permit the traditions of Makoro to be violated… ever since you denied Atama Mashita’s rite of Charenji and announced yourself a coward, they will not see you as a true ruler.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress gives the warrior a stare. (Gonna slap some mesmerize on him, and instill him with fear)
    heh okay, that’s an afflcition 4.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:yeah lemme post it
    Calim Gorn:lol why bother
    Samurai:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 4) Roll Result: 21 ( natural:16 , Save DC:14 ) Samurai Warrior -—- Success
    DM:He seems to resist it for now at least…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:Mesmerize (Control) – Affliction 4 (Resisted by Will (Entranced, Compelled, Controlled), Extra Condition, Perception, Ranged, Cumulative, Insidious, Subtle, Variable Descriptor (Emotions), Sight-Dependent, Limited to Emotions)
    just to unerve him, no reason really
    its subtle
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(yeah so he doesn’t know you tried to whammy him)
    Samurai:“It would be wise for your imbued to go home if they value their lives.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:and insidious
    DM:Yeah if he doesn’t have some kinda mana sense he wouldn’t know
    Mina Beatrix Toress:its cumulative, so dunno how that works tho, if i can keep trying it ot nor
    i forgot how that works
    DM:Yeah you can keep trying.. I’ll roll it again every nnow and then if you’re keeping it up
    Mina Beatrix Toress:yeah
    just hoping to embarass him mostly and unerve him
    so he’ll loose face
    Samurai:“Of course if they stay… I’m sure Atama Mashita will find ample uses for the women.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress seems about to speak, but holds her tongue.
    DM:The daimyo holds as still a face as possible but finalyl responds.
  • Maxine von Eisenburg yawns, covering her mouth
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“You can tell the Atama that he’ll get no surrender from me. I’ll take his head for this treason. I’m not afraid of a few old swordsmen in a remote temple.”
    DM:Mina gonna continue using her power?
    Mina Beatrix Toress:yea
    DM:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 4) Roll Result: 22 ( natural:17 , Save DC:14 ) Samurai Warrior -—- Success
    Mina Beatrix Toress:need more pts to make it higher in rank, kinda sucks right now
    all that damn extras are expensive
    but i borrowed it pretty much as is from dracula’s writeup
    Samurai:“Your band of trainees doesn’t impress anyone. The imbued on our side are far more experienced… and true men of Makoro.”
    (looks to the other imbued there and those in the room) “Has your daimyo told you that she’s a coward, refusing the sacred rite of Charenji… she woudl not fight for her title.”
  • Samurai smirks.
    Samurai:“this is why women shoudl not lead.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Why don’t you challenge one of us then if you’re so sure of yourself.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress blurts out.
    Calim Gorn:“Any fool can make a challenge to a duel. It takes real leadership to stand at the head of an army and fight for one’s beliefs.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Thought our message probably wouldn’t make it back, since you’d be dead.”
    “We can affix a note to your head and send it back to your lord, if that will suffice.”
  • Maxine von Eisenburg furrows her brow, presenting the appearance that she doesn’t really know what the samurai is talking about with the rite of Charenji (she does)
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Get yourself out of my halls, before I have your head removed. Take back my response.”
    Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 4) Roll Result: 11 ( natural:6 , Save DC:14 ) Samurai Warrior -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    DM:The samurai now seems to finally be affected by Mina’s fear… and seems to back out of there rather hastily
  • Mina Beatrix Toress takes a few steps forward, and stops.
    DM:Seeming to lose his grace as the daimyo orders him out… and lokoing like all of you intimidated him out of there.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“We’ll have to look for that one on the field of battle.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Men like that ought to be neutered or something…”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Make sure a woman kills him.”
  • Aruvin starts to relax, and the sword basically evaporates into a quickly vanishing mist, from tip to hilt
    Calim Gorn:(after he leaves) “Though to be honest, a duel sounds like it would have been an opportune moment to get rid of that troublesome man.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Yes, well I suppose we must maintain an air of negotiation.”
    DM:After he’e escorted the daimyo turns to you all.
    Calim Gorn:“No, I mean the Atama he was delivering the message for.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Things have become more complicated now… but our goal remains the same. Can I count on you?”
  • Calim Gorn glances at Megumi
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Sure, gotta die sometime.”
    “Here’s a good a place as any.”
    Calim Gorn:“I’ll not back down.”
    Aruvin:“I’m still on the job but…” glances towardws Geralt if he’s around still
    DM:heh yeah I assume Geralt is still here, heh.. at least for now.
    Geralt:“You know of the message I recieved about my homelands.”
    DM:Giving a nervous look on his face like “Yeah… uh about that….”
    Geralt is gonna be gone like the Aard.
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Shall I attempt to contact skyguard? Perhaps we can set them on fire from a comfortable position, such as the air, before they reach us with their swords.”
  • Maxine von Eisenburg appears calm
    Calim Gorn:“I’ve been conferring with your strategists… I don’t think this changes much. Against an enemy using conventional means, we must be unconventional.”
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori nods.
    Geralt:“I was about to find transportation before summoned here.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:the skyguard* (referring to her family’s small private military they probably have, though the question is whether they can spare any of it)
    Calim Gorn:“Makoro’s traditions are its strength and its pride, but they can also be its weakness.”
    Geralt:“It is doubtful my meager precense will matter with the like of my companions.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:(to Geralt) “I understand.. I can’t ask you to stay. though there aren’t any airships here yet.”
    Geralt:“I wish to take leave. There is – someone – that I must try to find.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“The battle will likely be upon you by the time you arrange transport.”
    “Or it would seem as this rate.”
    Aruvin:“It may come to a matter of timing, Witcher. Will you still sit idly by waiting for your ship if the war commence before itsd arrival?”
    Geralt:“We will see. Either way I wish to proceed with arrangements.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Ah, of course! We could dig a pit and place a dummy in the shape of a woman down it. When they go to enslave the woman, we fill the pit with concrete!”
    Geralt:“I will do as I can in the interrim.”
  • Calim Gorn laughs
  • Mina Beatrix Toress laughs out loud.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Well are we going to let them carry out a siege, or are we going to ride out and meet them head on?’
    Aruvin:”That reminds, master Gorn. In your strategizing you may wish to consider my ability to make truly convincing decoys…
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“With thier imbued forces it’ll be difficult to hold them off entirely, as well as the Hebi-kuran…”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I think we should just focus on their Lord, take his head, and we take his army.”
  • Aruvin use Crystal Sculpting with subtl 2 to create a perfect in appearance replica of Calim
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“From what I understand.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, useful indeed.”
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori nods.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“That could be useful to set up a distraction…”
    Aruvin:(skill roll not require but rolling for convincing anyway…
    Calim Gorn:“And yes, I think if we remove the primary instigator of all this, it will be very helpful.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“We could try and kidnap his heir or something.”
    Calim Gorn:“Though if he is Imbued, I’m not familiar with how Makoro’s laws allow him to be killed… I’ve heard of the Rite of Fuyu, but I believe that involves katanas…”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Does he have any?”
    DM:ANother image of Calim appears besides the sculpture, giving a wave… it speaks “I could really use a good man right now…”
    Aita Inari:“See i can do that too…”
    DM:Aita seems to walk in (or maybe appear and you just didn’t notice her there before)
    Calim Gorn:“How droll. That’s a bit too predictable though.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:cheerfully “It is too bad we’re not at home, or we could simply arrange for him to get lost in the mines.~”
    Aruvin:“Does your hold pu to being shot at or sliced?” * wraps statue calim’;s forehead
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Well it is legal to slay an imbued in oneof the rites of Makoro, and of course accidents happen on the battlefield..”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Why are the Hebi-Kuran involved in all this? I thought they were neutral to politics?”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“It’s not about politics… it’s about upholdiong the traditions of Makoro.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(it’s about polidicks)
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I’m a woman, and that’s against all of our traditions.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:""Yeah, I’ve heard that bit before."
    Calim Gorn:“He mentioned something about a Rite of Charenji? I take it that’s a formal challenge to your rulership? And you refused it?”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:"They fear the age of magitech as well… "
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori nods.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Can you name a champion?”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“A formal duel between me and the Aatama for leadership.”
    Aruvin:“I’d say its more about assumptions than traditions.” eh hrumphs
    Calim Gorn:“Why would you refuse it?”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Don’t insult the woman Calim.”
    Calim Gorn:“I mean no insult, my apologies if it came across that way.”
    “I am merely curious.”
    “I’m sure you have your reasons.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(lol)
    (backpedal more)
    Aruvin:“Perhaps because she knows he’d cheat”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“If I lost… it’d cost everyone everything, I thought this should be a fight everyone could battle for.”
  • Maxine von Eisenburg nods.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Instead of having thier fates determined by some age old ritual.”
  • Calim Gorn nods, “A noble sentiment.”
    Calim Gorn:“And strength lies in numbers.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Besides it was a cowardly challenge. He did not issue it against my father, but waited for me to ascend in his place.”
    “And rumors even speak that he betrayed my father on the battlefield… lettinmg him die to arrange this.”
    “The rite is reserved only for a daimyo that makes a greivous mistake not as a means of challenging a daimyo’s choice of successor.”
    Calim Gorn:“I see… I apologize for my ignorance of your customs, and the situation in general. I understand now.”
    Suzu Ueno:“But we can still win right?”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“It’s not over yet.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Yes, I mean no disrespect to Makoro, but these particular traditions seem to me to be a means of enforcing an unjust status quo…”
    Aita Inari:“Yeah, they’ll fight with honor, we say screw honor.”
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori looks at Aita with a little annoyance not wanting to appear to be totally treacherous.
    Aruvin:“There’s hohnor.. and then there’s bullheadedness”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“I believe the point is that they’ve already acted dishonorably by a reasonable person’s assessment… Though I understand your point.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“No we’re not going to totally disregard honor. But we’re not going to be foolish either.”
    Calim Gorn:“All that matters in the end is who’s left standing. Honor belongs to the victor.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“We need to show them that traditions are changing.”
    Aruvin:“I’d have to slightly disagree Calim. HOW she fights is importatnas well.. or she’ll have to go thru this time and again.”
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori nods to Aruvin.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“We still need to ge tthe respect of the other daimyos when this is done to acknowledge my rule.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, true enough.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“And if they have an escuse to confiscate our lands afterwards, you can bet Oshiro or Yuudai will use it.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Respect is currency among governments, yes?”
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori nods to Maxine.
    Aruvin:oops.. meant to be editting..
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“It’s certainly how Eisenburg has tried to comport itself. In fact, we’ve achieved the position we have today in large part by surrendering to House Gorn… So I am being for once serious when I say that it is worth fighting these men.”
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Calim Gorn:“Let’s get to it then.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Why doesn’t everyone get some sleep, I’ll think on this…”
    “Geralt I wanted to speak with you in private as well.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:“Would you still like some company, Suzu…?”
  • Suzu Ueno nods a little.
    Geralt:“As you wish.”
    Suzu Ueno:“I don’t think I can sleep yet….”
    DM:Geralt meets with the diamyo assuming nobody else has anything to say… you meet in her private meeting room…
    The daimyo meets Geralt’s gaze…
  • Calim Gorn goes back to his work on the magitech armors, not needing sleep
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“When you leave, I want you to take Sayuri Lastrium and a few others with you… those that can’t fight.”
    Geralt:“You do know that it is perilousin my lands right now as well?’
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(nah nothing specific~ I’ll hang out with Suzu til she gets tired, maybe get some sake…)
    Geralt:”I do understand your reasoning though."
  • Mina Beatrix Toress follows Aruvin off, curious about his expertise.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Drop her off with one of the imperial ships or somewhere somewhat safe.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(dude if you get Sayuri made into a sex slave Justy’s gonna turn your balls into paste while they’re still attached to your body)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“You know much about magitech weaponry?”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“The Earth demons will only kill her… and that’s preferable to the altenrative.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(Their mom will shove your head all the way up your own ass)
    Geralt:“I understand. Are there any others you care to have evacuated?”
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori nods.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I’ll have a list made… take as many as the airship will hold.”
  • Geralt holds out his hand to recieve the list."
    Aruvin:“My specialy covers charge crystals, so any weapon utilizing them? Yes”
  • Geralt holds out his hand to recieve the list.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I was considering adding a shock module to my pistol when I get the chance.”
    “I’ve seen some new weapons, dual beam projectors I believe they call them.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I don’t have it yet… but I’ll have it sent to your quarters after we’ve made it.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I thought it might be useful to tack on a shock pistol module to my spiker.”
    “Incase I don’t need to fill someone wull of holes.”
    “Just wondering the feasability.”
    Aruvin:“Potentially feasible. It’s somehwat a matter of ionized the discharge particles..”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress shows him her pistol.
    Geralt:“I will do all I can to save your people.”
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori nods.
    Mina Beatrix Toress: its like a magitek version of that
    Geralt:“I wish I could be here to assist you too, but it seems as though some good may come of my departure.”
  • Aruvin analyzes existing magictech features…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:he can prolly tell its of e-tech manufacture
    she mostly uses shit from ellenya, or has her build it for her
    DM:Yeah heh, Aruvin would know Ellenya’s work pretty well
    Mina Beatrix Toress:though it doesnt seem to be a production model yet
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I understand.. you have your own people to look after.”
    “This isn’t your war.”
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(I will continue subtly flirting with Suzu while also respecting her boundaries)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Well, perhaps I’ll get you to help me out sometime when we both have some time to spare.”
    Geralt:“Thank you for your understanding.”
    DM:hehe yeah Suzu seems too lovestruck with Calim.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I’m not klutz, but my area of expertise is pulling the trigger.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:""Thanks."
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Maxine von Eisenburg:(Well, Max’s a little disappointed, but she definitely wants to comfort her friend more than to get in her panties~)
    Calim Gorn:Yeah Calim is pointedly trying not to lead her on and keeping their relationship strictly in the friend zone
    He claims it’s because he’s married to the princess but it’s just a political marriage and there are all those rumors…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Well, goodnight.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress gives him a wink, and leaves.
    DM:Later that night.. Megumi does also meet with Aruvin, when she can get a momvent in private with him…
    Maxine von Eisenburg:Ask your sister if you can invite her to a threesome (actually I think you tried that last time and she went on a murder spree)
    Calim Gorn:lol, nah, last time I didn’t ask
  • Geralt turns to leave as he is dismissed by the Daiamyo
  • Aruvin relaxes by making notations in his journal – expanding on his own designs and theories
    DM:After seeing she’s alone with just Aruvin… she seems to lower her usual "daimyo’ demeanor.. and goes back to the Megumi you remember during your training…
    Calim Gorn:(I was gonna try to convince her to threesome with Alyssa and me but Herlock ain’t here to diplomancer her now)
  • Aruvin then turns in
    Aruvin:^ she finds him making said annotation in his room then
    Maxine von Eisenburg::x
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“You still going to be staying here? I figured you’d be sending for the first E-Tech airship they could spaire and getting out of here.”
    Aruvin:“You perhaps forget how resilience i can be. A minor, or even a major, war doesn’t really bother me. And who else is goign to repair the new suit’s likely eventual damage. Miss Suzu is doing well, but it is implausible whe will avoid Every attack.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:(hehe)
    Aruvin:not to menrtion Interpose efor melee …
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I know… you were the toughest among our band.”
    “Nothing ever scared you… "
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori stares off and ponders a bit…
    Aruvin:"It’s my compensation for not being a pretty-boy Imbued liek many of the others.;’
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori stares off at the wall for a moment as she speaks again…
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I didn’t think I could win…. that’s why I turned down the challenge.”
    Aruvin:“Based on the persoanlity peopel were talkign about, you’re probably right. As much for dishonorable cheating as for animalistic brutality.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I wanted to find a way to win, but now I think I put everyone in danger.”
  • Aruvin shakes his head
    Aruvin:“No, you were right when you talked about not wanting a single loss to determine everyone’s fate.”
    “Everyoen woman in your nation deserves the chance to fight for their rights.”
    “Magitech aside, if Makoro coudl just get over the idea that gender divides one potential under tradition… * sigh *”
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori nods.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“It’s all I’ve wanted…. but now the only way I can come up with for us to have a chance involves me asking someone else to do something I couldnt’.”
    Aruvin:“Sometimes I think the world would have been a better place if a matriarchy was the original type of government rather than a patriarcy”
    DM:Aruvin’s last comment gets a bit of smile from her.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“If we survive through this maybe, I’ll tell Queen Cheisa you said that.”
    Aruvin:“Fine by me, but sometimes those Toress woman can be as bad as men in the opposite direction.” * small grin *
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:"They’d do whatever it took to win… "
    Aruvin:“If there’s anything I can do to help. You know I could fabircate a keen edged katana that was only visible to you and I.. if I wasn’t holding any other Weavings.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I’m thinking maybe the answer lies in thinking like a Toress.”
    Aruvin:“Sure.. send Mina as a gift.. she can woe him.. then eat him.. in the vampiric sense.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“That wasn’t exactly what I had in mind.”
    Calim Gorn:Kidnap his son and hold him in prison for 30 years?
    Aruvin:“I may be keen minded in my area, but strategizing isn’t my forte. so you’ll have to clue me in on your ideas.’
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:”I think it’s time I found a husband."
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Maxine von Eisenburg:pff, get you a wife instead
    Calim Gorn:(Well we know where you can find this guy that’s part of some legendary pact and has an artifact sword to slay your enemies with…)
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“When the empire of Aylanae rose… the Toress realized that by allying themselves with the greater power, they’d defeat the current king…”
    Aruvin:“Are there any in Makoro worthy of you? The other Daimyo’s would want to belive you’d be turning over control to any husband of yours.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Not Makoro… I’m going to marry a lord of Rahseld.”
    Aruvin:“Well, foreign alliances have worked in the past I suppose.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I’ve broken every other tradition in Makoro…”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:she means the shogun of sadai
    he’s rahseldian :-p
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Sorta, he spent most of his life there and that’s all he knows
    Mina Beatrix Toress:that was the joke
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I’m going to need you to hold down the fort here… you just have to buy me time to work out the deal. I’m going to go with Geralt when he leaves.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:looks like the great dragons are doing theyr work
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I’ll just need that kitsune’s help to impersonate me while I’m gone so people don’t panic…”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Beatrix Toress:coincidence she’s on G’s flgith?
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Do you think you can do that?”
    Aruvin:“Well, theoretically that Kitsune, Aita? Can keep up the appearance of you still being here. She’s got the illusions down anyway, and i wouldn’t put it past one to be able to look like you themself”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:rumors will spread of he daimyo being a lesbian
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori nods.
    Aruvin:“And I can work with the Emerald Band members on strategy and actual battle.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I’ll be trusting a lot in you there… we can probably hold a siege long enough, but if their champions try to storm the castle using magic…”
    “You’ll have to fight.”
    Calim Gorn:(I got a 25 on expertise check while conferring with her strategists so hopefully we have a solid battle plan…)
    Aruvin:“My paper thin wall weaves have gotten considerably tougher since training. I can shor up defenses, and yes, even fight if need be.” The crystal veins spread all the way up into his cheeks and as he hold up his fist, a diamong like hammer shape takes form aroudn it
    “ANd I don’t think you’ve ever seen my Fractal Dispersion.. think chain lighting but in crystal. * smile
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:”I have faith in you."
    Aruvin:“You honor me, my Daimyo” * bow *
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori nods to you before starting to head out…
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I have preparations to make.. and I have to tell Aita’s she’s going to be Daimyo…”
    Aruvin:“Of course. ANd if there’s every anything else you need of me, I’m here for you.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I’m really wishing we had some magic to bind her into reliquishing the title when the time comes.”
    “And don’t tell the tohers… I don’t want them to panic if they hear I’m leaving.”
    “I need to keep it secret.”
    Aruvin:“Of course”
    “Just make sure AIta doesn’t try seducing all your valkyries.” (he uses whatever Venn work equartes to norse valkyries)
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I think Suzu is too in love with Calim… and as for Maxine…”
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori she pauses for a minute but doesn’t finihs the sentence, apparenlty not having much to add there…
    Aruvin:"Implied ellipses is all that needs tobe said about her methink. Calim will know how to dploy her in battle’;
    DM:Anyway.. I’ll skip ahead to the next day…
    DM:And we’ll get to the next event that occurs assuming none of you wanted to much but wait around heh.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’m good to proceed
    Calim is basically doing the same stuff, working on strategy with whoever is doing the military planning and repairing the magitech equipment
    And desperately trying not to get trapped alone with Suzu
    DM:Fortuantely Aruvin takes up most of her time training…
    heh yeah.
    You guys have repaired what damage they did with thier magic.
    Everything goes fairly normal…. until about mid afternoon….
    When tehre’s another sighting of an airship…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:I’ll help Calim with the military stuff
  • Aruvin heads down – assumiogn hes not out in wilds in secret mecha training…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Beatrix Toress:she is too sleepy to care
    my rolling sucks tonight
    DM:Yeah heh… well she’s a vamprie not a strategist.
    Aruvin:.ooc crazy train of thought – Ellenya’s ‘iron man’ suit to movie to stark’s computer to Jarvis the Di Crystal….
    Calim Gorn:Heh, I had her make a special golem for stealth infiltration and extraction missions, wonder if we could use it here somehow
    Mina Beatrix Toress:well i have some military knowledge, i just rolled a damn 4
    DM:Just hope Ellenya doesn’t produce an Ultron crystal.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Beatrix Toress:i aint rolled like over 4 tonight on anything
    DM:Anyway…. the airship lands and it’s a House Gorn warship… apparently one that Geralt can use to evacuate…
    Calim Gorn:“Ah, that should be your airship, Geralt…”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“What do you expect to accomplish exactly Geralt?”
  • Geralt prepares his things and gathers the people on the list.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I owe you more than these strangers here I suppose.”
    “You did save my ass with those Illuvian creeps.”
    Geralt:“I’m not sure, but I have to do what I can to find Vin. She would do the same for me.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress uses a power stunt, to speak to Geralt telepathically. (He’s drunk her blood before)
    Geralt:“You are needed here. Besides, we have our friend with the big sword back home too.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Will take the fatigue
    DM:heh okay
    Mina Beatrix Toress:”Don’t be alarmed, it’s me. You’re just hearing my voice in your head, one of the perks of you having consumed my blood before."
    DM:The list is all prepared it’ll take some tie for Geralt to get everyone but not too long… meanwhile Calim has a surprise visitor…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I worry that this may be some scheme related to Yuu, so you be careful.”
    Calim Gorn:(oh dear)
    Laventa Gorn:“Guess who.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I’m not saying it isn’t but, if they found out what happened, it would be a convenient excuse to fetch us back.”
  • Calim Gorn ‘s eyes go wide as he does a double take
    Geralt:"I’ll keep an eye on him. When it comes to earth demons I’m sure he can handle them. Its the others we have to watch out for."
    Calim Gorn:“Sister?! What are you doing here?”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress nods, and speaks out loud.
    Laventa Gorn:“I managed to sneak off from the main convoy for a bit on some important business…. I had ot make up an excuse though, so I can’t be gone too long.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“You want me to go with you?”
    Laventa Gorn:“But I figuredm maybe it was my turn to visit you…”
    Geralt:“That is up to you, but you have no connection to Vin. They will likely need you here.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress shrugs.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“You’re my friend, has nothign to do with your ladylove.”
  • Calim Gorn smiles, laughing nervously… “I certainly appreciate it… But it’s a bit dangerous here. I’m starting to wonder if Earth Demons are preferable to the warriors of Makoro.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I’m a half decent tracker, though probably not as good as you.”
    “I haven’t fully recovered my strength yet, all those years locked in a box underground, but I’m slowly getting better.”
    Laventa Gorn:“How did you ever let yourself get caught up in this war?”
    Calim Gorn:“A favor for a friend… You remember the girl Suzu from Emerald Band that I told you about? Who was having trouble with bullying?”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I can’t decide what to do, so you’re goign to have to tell me.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress seems unsure what to do.
    Geralt:“If you choose to come, you have a little while till I get all the fefugees aboard.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Well, it looks like Laventa is here now, she could take my spot.”
    Calim Gorn:(lol Calim don’t want her staying here, they might take her for war spoils)
    (Also she might vaporize Suzu)
    Geralt:“Is she staying, or just a freidn’t visit?”
    Laventa Gorn:“This is a little more extrmee than bullying….”
    DM:Yeah Geralt would have a good ideqa how friendly those visits can get…
  • Mina Beatrix Toress shrugs.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I assumed she came here to help her brother.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes… But she asked for our help, and I don’t want to turn her down…”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Well, guess I’ll let a coin decide.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress says with a smirk.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Great dragons, guide my hand.” she jests
    Calim Gorn:“I helped her get through her training and to gain the position she has now. It’s something of an obligation at this point, I suppose.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress digs into her pocket for another coin, a silver one and flips it and catches it without revealing the result.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Heads, I stay, Tails I go with you.”
    (1, heads, 2 tails)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Looks like you’re having company.”
    Laventa Gorn:" I know you want to protect her, but sooner or later she’ll have to learn her own way."
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Let’s go find your woman.”
  • Calim Gorn nods… “You’re right. I just hate the thought of all my hard work amounting to naught if she’s on the losing end of this war.”
    Geralt:“Your company will be welcome, though Calim may be sad… i woulnd’t interrupt his reunion with Laventa though.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress nods.
    Laventa Gorn:“Well at least it’s sexy when you try to be the knight in shining armor.”
  • Calim Gorn grins
  • Laventa Gorn leans in to kiss Calim… (cue sex scene)…
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Mina Beatrix Toress looks for one of the group to inform them she’s going to aid Geralt.
    Calim Gorn:And then Suzu walks in… And Calim invites her to stay
    DM:You could probably find Maxine or Aruvin easier than Calim.
    Calim doesn’t want to be found.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Definitely not
    Mina Beatrix Toress:alright I’ll let one of them know
    sniff em out
    DM:heh… well Laventa does use a spell for safety to try to block prying eyes…or at least seal the door and such.
    She does know that Geralt has good hearing and such so she does use some spell precautions…
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s a goodi dea, especially with a Kitsune around… I’ll warn her about Aita too btw
    DM:hehe okay.
    Aruvin:“Guess I won’t be modifying your pistol any time soon then.” he commends upon hearing MIna is goign with Geralt
    DM:Meanwhile…. Geralt and Mina make prep to leave…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I’m sure we’ll meet up again.”
    Calim Gorn:Little do I know Suzu has a scrying spell on me and is constantly admiring me from a distance…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Unless I’m violently killed, then you won’t have to bother.”
    Aruvin:“Don’t go borrowing trouble. You’ve survived this long, right?”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Yeah, nearly 2 centuries.”
    “Wish me luck!”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Don’t worry about the other’s, you’re cute enough in my book.” gives him a wink and a peck, and jogs off
    DM:Alright… Mina and Geralt gather up the evauation list…. including Sayuri…
    Takes about an hour or so… meanwhile at Aruvin and training…
    Suzu seems to stop suddenly and hovers for a moment… you’re not sure why….
    Then she replies…
    Calim Gorn:lol that’s not good…
    Suzu Ueno:“There’s trouble… I gotta go…”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:EJECT!
    Aruvin:“What kind of trouble?”
    Calim Gorn:I was joking about the scrying thing you know
    Suzu Ueno:“Sorry… I have to reveal this ahead of schedule…”
    Aruvin:“Wait a secon….”
    DM:Suzu turns the controls starting to angle it to head towarsd the city… Aruvin isn’t sure why but she does seem to be getting ready to do that unless you wanna try to stop her…
  • Aruvin will fly after her )might not be able to keep pace as my flight is only acouple ranks
    DM:Yeah at ful speed she’ll be able to outurn you (the magitech armor has flight 4)
    Aruvin:“Hold on! We don’t want the enemy to learn of this new weapon either! Remember your duty”
    DM:You gonna follow her anyway? seems like she’s intent on jetting away heh, though you do have an opportunity to try to slow her if you want…
    Aruvin:* in the first few moments, when it’s clear she’s not planning on stopping, Aruvin will try and tether her with Crystal Ensnarement…
    DM:heh okay, roll that up.
    Aruvin:hmm, somehtihn gwron gin there.. shoudl be a +8 attack
    DM:Yeah you left out the accurate
    yeah that’ll hit her then.
    Dodge save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 22 ( natural:13 , Save DC:18 ) Flying Magitech Prototype -—- Success
    You try to entangle her but Suzu takes off… managing to use the training you put her through to dodge the crystal snaring…
    And jetting off at full speed… meanwhile…
    Geralt and Mina are just bringing the last group to the Gorn airship, that’s landed in the harbor… when Geralt’s witcher’s medallion starts to vibrate….
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Uhh, that isn’t good is it?”
  • Aruvin will continue to follow, but falls further and further behind….
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“It isn’t me setting it off again?”
    DM:heh, I dunno if Mina would actually see it doing that or not, Unless maybe youg to super ears or something.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:oh i thought it was audible sound as well
    nah nm i forgot, im thinking phone vibrating where its audible
    Geralt:nah, just a vibration
    DM:I think he just feels it… maybe if he had metal armor on and it was ringing against the armor links.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:yeah thats fine nm
    DM:But otehrwise he’d just feel it pretty mcuh.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:ignore me
  • Geralt scans thwe area
    DM:Give mea perception check from Geralt.
    Geralt:nothin’ sneaking up on me
    Calim Gorn:Geralt sees all and knows all
    Mina Beatrix Toress:its hachi playing godzilla
    Calim Gorn:He probably hears me and Laventa boning
    DM:Geralt can hear from the airship… his accurate hearing pust it below deck… its the distinct sound of what he thinks is a muffled cry (probably by a hand over the mouth) and then the thud of a body hitting the ground…
    Geralt:we up in the air and it on the groud, or inside the ship?
    DM:It’s docked on the water right now
    Calim Gorn:So you’re hearing something happening below deck on the ship
    DM:Basically you’re just approaching the docks where it’s at.. For Makoro they don’t have actual aerial docks, so they just land it in normal water.
    DM:Yeah with his super hearing he can make that outl.
  • Geralt heads below deck to see what the problem is…
    Geralt:“Trouble below.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress makes a running leap onto the deck of the ship.
  • Mina Beatrix Toress looks for a way down below deck, and makes for it.
    DM:Geralt makes his way overto the ship… as you’re making your way over, there’s a cry for help… this one louder… and Geralt thinks he recognizes the voice as Sayuri Lastrium….
    Mina Beatrix Toress:yeah shit doubles every rank
  • Geralt draws his sword….
    Geralt:and dashes to help
    Calim Gorn:Oh hell
    DM:It comes from below deck…. and as the scream comes off… the Gorn soldiers on board the ship start to react… a coupel of them running toward sthe Shiadar magitech armors on board…
    Calim Gorn:Heh, Illuvian plants?
    DM:Howver, before reaching them they’re chopped down as a blur of speed slashes into them… They hang there a moment as they fall. a lone figure stands along the deck, holding a nodachi.
    Calim Gorn:Oh, or not
    DM:Meanwhile Geralt can hear the continued screams from down below, clearly there’s another one down there… and from the sound of it he just bludgeoned someone, as Geralt could hear bones cracking and many screams of the civilians to be evacuated…
    Geralt:continue down
    DM:On top fo the deck a lone samurai faces you… armed with a no dachi and with a rather casual look on his face…
    Master Koji:“I don’t think we’ve been introduced… I’m Master Koji of the Hebi-Kuran.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:"How do you say “cunt” in Tai?"
  • Mina Beatrix Toress says to Geralt.
    Geralt:“Geralt of the Hydra.”
    Calim Gorn:(Just so long as they don’t send Master Asia)
    Geralt:is he blocking my path to Sayuri?
    DM:He’s standing on deck, you could try to run past him, but he’s fast… you’d probabl yneed at least one of yout o distract him to get by…
  • Mina Beatrix Toress pulls out her sword. “Least you have good taste in swords.”
    Calim Gorn:(I’m guessing I don’t hear what’s going on if this is happening while I’m with Laventa)
    DM:Yeah lol, calim is oblivious….
    Meanwhile…. back at Maxine who is kinda chilling on vacation…
    Calim Gorn:(Complication!)
    Geralt:“What is your business here?”
    DM:heh well you’re gonna have problems shortly.. :)
    Maxine is busy sightseeing around the castle, when all of a sudden she’s alterted to the sound of combat….
    Meanwhile back to Geralt and Mina…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“State your peace, or get to fighting!”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress says threateningly.
    Master Koji:“I’ve never fought a Witcher before.. seemed like a challenge.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Geralt, he’s yours.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress transforms into mist, and flows down deck, leaving G to handle him.
    DM:Okay… Geralt moves forward… as Mina gets below deck… we’re gonna stop here… but gonna give Mina her intro bit…
    and what she’s fighting down there… heh.
  • Geralt downs a swallow if i have time, not that it will likely be enough
    DM:heh… he doesn’t seem in any rush to atack you immediately.
    Mina however sees a bloody scene below… a contrast to the stoic samurai above…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:combat viagra potions
    DM:Mina sees a nightmarish thing, that only vaguely represents a man in samurai armor…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:well your swallow potion is about to fight the swallow technique G
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:He wears a full face helm with glowing red eyes…. and in his hands is a tetsubo…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:i know who assassin is
    i know all nodachi wielders in all media :-p
    Calim Gorn:Tsubame Gaeshi!
    DM:hehe… lol, well I didn’t make him exactly like that :P
    I just used the pcitures anyway, you’ll see quite a few familiar faces no doubt…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:should be master kojiro
    Geralt:sounds like we deep in it.. already failed our mission
    DM:Anyway.. MIna sees a samurai with glowing red eyes, and holdinga bloodied tetsubo in hand… Sayuri is still alive and runing but another poor old woman isn’t so quick… as the samurai grabs her with one hand and slams the tetsubo with the other into her skull causing it to explode against the wall.
    well he’s killed a few but you got a bunch of others that are still alive…. heh…
    Calim Gorn:For now
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Great, more cunts.”
    DM:And Aruvin is gonna run into trouble too as far away, a sniper takes aim with a bow shot….
    And we’ll stop here cause it’s getting pretty late…
    But you’ll all have your own problems to deal with….
Session Log 27

Sefiros:gonna go eat a sandwich while we wait T, be back in a few
Calim Gorn:Hey Ty
Aruvin:has a face now
Calim Gorn:Huzzah
Set it to the portrait too so it’ll show up bigger on mouse over
Aruvin:and is on handouts too…
Calim Gorn:Cool
Aruvin:no further feedback, so I’m guessing lst final was good enough
Calim Gorn:lol, yeah hopefully
Also you wanna go ahead and run the stat manager macro on your token I think it is
And fill in the stuff it asks for
Under Basic Character Editor
Put just your mods in for the things like Dodge/Parry/Toughness/Will/Fortitude
It’ll automatically add the base 10 in
11 Toughness, Aruvin is a tank I see
Aruvin:and he has imperviosu on all 11 of that
Calim Gorn:Nice
Aruvin:so.. not immediately seeing a normal skill check/roll button
Calim Gorn:The skill checks aren’t programmed in, you’ll have to roll them manually
For attacks you use the Attack macro
On an attack you just fill in the base rank of the attack and what your attack mod is and check whether it’s a ranged or close attack
And you can put in the numbers for things like Power Attack and Defensive Attack etc if you’re using those
If you have Hero Points it’ll show your d20 result and ask you if you want to spend a Hero point before confirming the roll result
Aruvin:well, as he didn’t relly study paracticle combat, he has NO advatnages in those areas
DM:hey. just got back
Calim Gorn:G says he’s on his way driving home, Sef went to get food
Also Sef said he sent you an updated sheet
You need to do the stat manager and program in what your close and ranged attack mods are
DM:heh okay.
Aruvin:gues I needed to add my base Fight stat into close and ranged on stats sheet
DM:yeah macros are still pretty primitive.
Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
It’s kinda tricky to learn what to put where, T has kinda slacked on these
His last major campaign had a pretty refined macro set, this is like caveman drawings in comparison =P
Aruvin:^ hmm, said ranmk 6 damaeg but effect rank 0?
Calim Gorn:I think that’s because you put Accurate attack in
DM:Yeah the accurate attack sacrifices damage for acuracy.
Calim Gorn:If you got something that mods your attack roll just use the attack bonus box
Sefiros:did you ever figure out what was causing those errors from last session T?
Calim Gorn:Unless it’s PA or Defensive or All out, there are separate boxes for those
Aruvin:ah, so I need to add my ‘Accurate’ extra as something other than the accurarte box
Calim Gorn:Yeah, add that on the Attack Modifier box
Attack Bonus rather
Aruvin:like that…
Calim Gorn:I had it right the first time lol
Yeah, there you go

  • Aruvin has a few favored attacks – a penetrating Smash (Shattering Blow), A close area (he can adapt the shape), and two varients on hindering people – one to hinder/immobilze, one to impare/disable
    Calim Gorn:If you got any ranks in Luck or Bag of Tricks you need to let T know so he can add those numbers to your mini, he refreshes them at certain intervals
    Sefiros:which sheet do i edit, the one of characters or in the grassy knoll?
    need to update will save etc
    Calim Gorn:Characters
    Aruvin:nope, all his advtanges are more ‘reslience’ focused and fluff/noncombat
    Calim Gorn:The Grassy Knoll is left over from that attack on the guys who burned the Hydra village
    T needs to just delete that, heh
    DM:yeah heh ignore the Grassy knoll lemme make that invisible actually
    Calim Gorn:I like how you named it that before I even shot down all those guys lol
    Yeah that was a massacre.
    Aruvin:drop the avatar image for my di crystal
    DM:heh okay cool
    Sefiros:afk a sec, looking for some images
    Aruvin:Shattering Blow Attack: rank 6 Damage, Attack Roll +8, Penetrating 3
    Calim Gorn:Basically I imagine it going like the combat from the Gundam Encounters in Space game:
    Sefiros:trying to find my original mina artwork, cant remember hwere the hell i put it
    i gotta run a duplicate file deleter or something one of these days, my artwork folder is like 10 copies of each piece
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah I got that problem too
    See something that looks good and download it, realize later I already have 4 copies of it
    Sefiros:yeah all with diff names as well
    and varying resolutions
    but same pic
    Calim Gorn:Yup
    Sefiros:i was considerign a power that lets me simply change hair colors
    what would that be? feature 1?
    or limited morph?
    Calim Gorn:lol
    If all it does is change hair color I’d call it a Feature
    Sefiros:yeah just something for down the road when i got some to spare
    old school mina had a minor ability to change her hair color for various diguises
    think that was in gurps, dont remmeber if the PF version had that
    DM:Yeah it’d basicalyl be a feature
    a very lesser form of morph.
    Aruvin:there we go.. a few macros for my token – trained skills, common attacks, and common utility/control options
    DM:heh nice.
    Yeah at some point I wanted to write full blown macros fro M&M just never quite got around to it yet.
  • Aruvin demonstrations ‘main’ power…
    Aruvin:Crystal Shaping: Close Create Rank 7, Instantaneous, Stationary up to 125 cft, up to 3 tons
    practival application…
    Crystal Barrier: Close Create Rank 7, Instantaneous, Stationary Creates a wall extendeding from Aruvin’s position; typically 6 feet tall, 6 inches wide, and up to 40 feet long
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    Aruvin:everything has ended up in a Variable power effect – just need to think thru rank levels for thing like Selective on those walls
    Aruvin:* Description: Aruvin stands just under six feet all. He dresses in somewhat rugged practical wear, and is almost never seen in typical armor. He wears a stylish cloak and, of late, is seen bearing a Di Crystal *
    DM:For selectve attacks you’d probably have to have it be sustained as oppsoed ot instantaneous. Since you’d basicalyl have to be phasing it out and what not when you wanted ot use it. Where as instantaneous you no longer control it once it’s created.
    Sefiros:there we go thats better
    finally found her old shit
    DM:For the instantaneous stuff you can’t really connect any ongoing abilities, since it’s basically creates it and you have nothing more to do with the effect as far as control goes.
    Calim Gorn:Your Di Crystal got something for self-transport? From what I remember they’re actually fairly bulky
    Sefiros:his char’s legs?
    Aruvin:3″×3″×3″ as I read…
    Sefiros:we should start a di crystal bowling league
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Yeah just wondering if you’re like carrying it in a case on your back or what
    Sefiros:yeah botu the size of a crystal ball basically irc
    i actually have one irl, its heavy as fuck too despite the size
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Aruvin:she’s slipped into a sensory package array ‘pocket’ at his belt most times
    Sefiros:3″×3″×3 is prolly its dimensions if i had to guess
    maybe 4"
    close tho
    but its heavy as sin
    Calim Gorn:That’s not really that big though, I thought they were bigger
    My phone is bigger than that
    Sefiros:di crystal or you mean the RL crystal ball im refering to?
    DM:Yeah I made em somewhat smaller from last campaign actually. that was one of the retcons I did for this game. so they’re more portable.
    Calim Gorn:The di crystal
    Ah heh, okay
    Yeah I remember them being this giant thing that you couldn’t tote around
    Sefiros:how big were they before then?
    i always pictured em crystal ball sized strangely
    Calim Gorn:Like torso size IIRC
    DM:used to be 6" cube roughly, and now they’re 3" cube. Well don’t have to be cube shape, but I gave that as a general idea.
    ah 6"
    Aruvin:she likely has her avatar ride Aruvin’s shoulder from time to time ;)
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that should be pocketable then
    DM:Yeah, I mean it’s mostly the devices they’re mounted in that makes em bigger.
    Calim Gorn:My phone is 6″×3″ lol
    DM:Like the sensor array + crystal would be fairly large, though still ablet of it on a belt.
    thats like the size of the one i got
    how big you reckon that is?
    ah ok it says 110mm
    Aruvin:about 5 inch diameter maybe
    Sefiros:thats like 4.3 inches i think
    Calim Gorn:Yeah 4.3 inches
    Sefiros:i need to clean the thing
    sauron would be blinded by nicotene stains if he tried to spy on me
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Aruvin:for the curious, Aruvin’s basic backstory is up at the portal –
    Sefiros:out of curiosity, what does everyone here set for there statsheet portrait size?
    yeah i read it the other day
    need to put one up myself
    Aruvin:I have my statshet port at 175
    Sefiros:256 here
    Calim Gorn:I have no idea what mine is set at, I just uploaded an image
    DM:175 as well
    Sefiros:its the value that determines how big your portrait is tab, in the options
    DM:It’ll dynamically resize whatever you put there
    Calim Gorn:Oh you’re talking about on here
    Calim Gorn:I never messed with it, heh
    was just curious
    default is so small i always increase it
    Calim Gorn:Where do you even set it?
    Aruvin:edit – preferences
    its in middle column
    near bottom\
    Calim Gorn:Ah okay, I see it
    175 for mine
    Sefiros:yeah thats default then
    Calim Gorn:Never knew that was there lol
    DM:Hmm.. wonder where G is at… guess we could get started w/o him. since it’s past 8.
    Sefiros:what about token sizes? people do 128, or 256?
    Calim Gorn:Heh, G said he was driving home
    Guess he’s stuck in traffic
    Aruvin:I always try and make my 256 using token tool
    Sefiros:i did at first, but they look worse when zoomed out
    seems smaller looks better when you’re zooming out
    same with statsheet size, i usually reformat pics to make em smaller for the stasheet
    DM:I do whatever the defautl is for tokens.
    never even knew tehre was multiple ones.
    Sefiros:gets rid of the ugly jagged lines
    Aruvin:depends on size of source sometime…my source images always start out larger and I shirnk them to fit
    Sefiros:some pics resize ok, but others are horrible when they get resized
    thats not what im talking about Ty
    all of em gonna get rezized when yo umake a token
    im talking about if you use same image and make a 128 version and 256 version, and scale it the same
    when you compare em in MT, at say like 100% of further out
    the 128 usually looks clearer imo
    Calim Gorn:I’m ready to start whenever you are T
    Sefiros:yeah same here
    DM:Anyway, lets gets started since I dunno where G is at.
    So last you had got Yuu Saidai out of the mountains and you were planning on calling Sylara for help wiht a ride out of Rahseld against the Queen’s blockade…
    Sefiros:btw, did you get rid of advanced character editor button or something?
    looks like theres a button missing perhaps
    layout wise
    just curious
    its submenu
    will that thing screw up shit btw? because i think i had used that on mina one time, was thinking might have been what caused the error
    Calim Gorn:Heh, never used it, I don’t think it was ever finished
    Sefiros:also was wondering why some tokens have bag of tricks but others dont
    last version of mina had bag of tricks listed, with 0
    but this one doesnt even list it
    not sure if perhaps that may be related as well
    just trying to pin point whatyever caused the tokens to crash and burn last time
    same for luck
    not listed on mouse over
    whereas old token had it, tho it was value 0
    DM:Anyway.. lets get started.
  • Aruvin ‘s skystrik cloak looks mostly normal, but there seems to be a wing motif stitched onto it with pearly white thread…
    DM:So did you want to still stick with the plan of calling up Sylara on Aela communicator (I’ll probably involve Aruvin once you guys get out of Rahhseld heh, think that’d be easier anyway)
    Especially if you go to Makoro, which I think was the plan.
    Calim Gorn:I think Geralt wanted to take Yuu to Meerin in the Hydra lands for some reason
    But yeah I want to go help Suzu lol
    And yeah far as I know we were gonna have Mina call up Sylara and lie her way into getting an airship sent over
    DM:Yeah, so is Mina gonna do that? Or did you guys reconsider the plan since last week?
    Sefiros:sorry had the edit window open, was copy/pasting shit
    i dont honestly see why Mina would do that to be honest
    DM:okay well discuss your options IC then. heh.
    Sefiros:i dont think she’d want to risk drawing in her innocent neice in treason
    DM:What you wnat to do
    Calim Gorn:lol we gotta get off this continent somehow
    Sefiros:where where we physically at when we left off?
    Calim Gorn:We’re in that little village near the windrider line
    Where we went into the mountains at
    Sefiros:is the line still down?
    Calim Gorn:Like we came down from the mountain and now we’re back near the line
    DM:Yeah you were at the small town where you got off the windrider, and yeah the track is still blocked from going to Lordarm to the south
    You can take it north
    Sefiros:“With travel grounded, any airship travel is going to draw attention.”
    Calim Gorn:“We don’t have many options… If it’s a Toress airship then people will assume it’s on a special mission for the queen. It’s not like they can scramble their own airships after us with the travel ban.”
    Sefiros:“I mean, I’d be worried when that airship gets here, Cheisa stepps off it instead of Sylara.”
    “Yeah sure, she’s going to know it’s me probably.”
    Calim Gorn:“What would you have us do? We need to get off this continent, the sooner the better.”
    Sefiros:“Well, I’m more worried about Cheisa, not her minions.”
    “Yeah I know.”
    Calim Gorn:“How is she going to know what we’re doing?”
  • Sefiros scratches her head.
    Sefiros:“What about a boat?”
    Calim Gorn:“The nearest port is several hundred miles from here, except Lordarm where travel is blocked except on foot.”
    Sefiros:“And what about you calling us a damn airship, you’re the Princess Consort or Crown Prince, whatever the fuck title they give you these days.”
    “What are you anyways?”
    “Tradition changes so much, it’s probably not even the same list of titles back when I was a Princess at court.”
    Calim Gorn:“My House’s ships are under the travel ban. The queen’s house can flaunt the ban since she’s the one who declared it in the first place. People will just think it’s those haughty nobles being their usual selves.”
    Sefiros:“Yeah well, what happens when Sylara tries to get an airship and Cheisa asks what the fuck is she doing?”
    Calim Gorn:“So tell her to be subtle.”
    “I don’t know if she’s the subtle type.”
    “I mean she can be persuasive, but subtle, I don’t know.”
  • Calim Gorn shrugs… “The only other option I can think of is to contact my brother Sorvin and appeal to his sense of honor… But I don’t know if he would choose honor over betraying the Empire.”
    Calim Gorn:“I suppose one of us could call your cousin Ellenya and ask if she’s got any airships to spare.”
    “Maybe she can field test a new stealth model or something.”
    Sefiros:“Well that would probably be easier than involving Sylara.”
    “Ellenya at least isn’t under the Queen’s thumb in Alara.”
    “I’m mostly worried about tipping our hand.”
    “She’s smart enough to know a Toress ship getting sent out, probably has something to do with me.”
    “Given the current situation.”
  • Calim Gorn shrugs, “As I said, I see few other options.”
    Sefiros:“The other option would be to try and find a smuggler in Lordarm, on a sea vessel.”
    Calim Gorn:“We have to get to Lordarm first, over land without the aid of any swifter travel than our own two feet.”
    “And then we have to avoid being seen.”
    Sefiros:“Well a big fucking airship moving about in a grounded emergency aint exactly non-conscpicuous.”
    “Especially in these parts.”
    “We can’t catch it here.”
    Calim Gorn:“Like I said… If it’s a Toress ship then people will assume it’s on a special mission for the queen and that the queen is disregarding her own travel ban because she’s a hypocritical bitch.”
    Sefiros:“Those other cunts know we were in these parts.”
    “If someone gets word an airship was sighted around here, they’ll know whats up and rat us out.”
    “Nah, I mean the other party, with Sajara.”
    Calim Gorn:“They won’t necessarily know it was us, so far nobody knows where we even are.”
    DM:I mean if worse comes to worse, you guys could always just hole up for a few days… and hope the ban gets lifted on its own if Yuu is reported dead.
    Sefiros:“Sajara’s party does.”
    “They will know any airship seen around here, will likely involve something shady with us.”
    “I mean we could possible get air transport.”
    “But not from here I don’t think.”
    DM:The only one who knows about him (thus far anyway) are the mysterious group that attacked you earlier.
    Sefiros:“Too suspicious.”
    “Silas and Sajara will rat us out faster than you can say cheese.”
    Calim Gorn:“Then let’s take the windrider north to the crossover line and have the airship rendezvous with us there.”
    “Or actually not even that far, we can just go back to Chemander.”
    Sefiros:“What about in Gorenheim?”
    Calim Gorn:“Why would a Toress airship be flying to the capital city of House Gorn?”
    Sefiros:“For you?”
    Calim Gorn:“I thought the whole point of this endeavor was for our movements to remain secret?”
    Sefiros:“Well you’re the one who wanted the airship, aint much secrecy to flying one of those bastards.”
    Calim Gorn:“If we get picked up out here no one knows necessarily that it’s us.”
    Sefiros:“I guess we could have it stay airborne.”
    Calim Gorn:“If we get picked up from Gorinheim then it’s pretty damned obvious.”
    Sefiros:“And try to transfer up without it landing.”
    “Well, I was trying to think of an excuse for why an airship would be in these parts.”
    Calim Gorn:“If it’s a House Toress ship why do they need an excuse?”
    “The queen declared the travel ban, she can circumvent it.”
    “That’s all the logic people will need.”
    Sefiros:“I’m talking about suspicion from the Toress!”
    “Not peasants!”
    Calim Gorn:“There are none of them out here aside from Sejara and if we travel far enough north they won’t see the airship.”
    Sefiros:“Fine, do it your way. If things go south, I’m fingering you.”
    “I’m not going back into a box.”
    “Nothing personal, but I’ll have to roll over on you.”
    Calim Gorn:“You want to call Ellenya or you want me to do it?”
    Sefiros:“How well do you know her?”
  • Calim Gorn shrugs, “I’m acquainted, that’s about it.”
    DM:As far as calling Ellenya, since she’s in Ronen, you’d need a long-range Aela communicator, which you’d only find in a big city pretty mcuh. Well you could relay a message alternately.
    But you woudln’t have live chat that way.
    Sefiros:“The question is, who she’ll more likely help out, me or you.”
    Calim Gorn:“There’s also the problem that we need a long range communicator to talk to her since she’s in Ronen.”
    (Would Chemander have one?)
    DM:Nah, you’d need to go to a capital city, like Lordarm, Gorinheim or Alara.
    Calim Gorn:lol Jesus Christ
    DM:I mean you could send a relayed message that they could pass on.
    Sefiros:i mean i dont think i even know where Sylara is either to even get in touch with her to be honest
    Calim Gorn:She’s probably in Alara
    Sefiros:i assume she’s in alara but thats about all it is an assumption
    im worried the messages there are all being monitoried too right now
    Calim Gorn:Well T do we know IC where she is?
    DM:Yeah, she lives in Alara. So she’s wtihin range of most decently sizedAela communicators.
    Sefiros:this is fucked lol
    Calim Gorn:Yup, typical T situation
    Sefiros:prolly be better off just turning the bastard over lol
    DM:You can pretty much reach most of the nearby cities with the Aela communicators here, just not across continents. heh.
    Calim Gorn:lol, you wanna try that after he’s got the artifact sword?
    Sefiros:well nah i meant just telling the queen to come get him :-p
    i aint fighting the dude
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Sefiros:i aint that loyal lol
    Calim Gorn:Heh well Geralt I know will definitely be against that plan
    Fuck it then, guess I’ll call Sorvin
    Sefiros:“Well, I guess it’s up to me to call Sylara then.”
    Calim Gorn:lol or you can do that
    DM:yeah you could get in contact with Sorvin.
    Sefiros:“Alright fine.”
    DM:That’s a possibility. heh.
    Or you coudl always try to bargain with House Illuvian for a ride :P
    Sefiros:“My word still holds, this goes south, I’m finger you!”
  • Sefiros she groans.
    Calim Gorn:Heh so you calling Sylara then or you want me to call Sorvin?
    Also you need to fix your impersonate
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“So where are we headed then? Going to have to find a communicator. Which town m’lord?” she says immitating a peasants speach
    Calim Gorn:We’re already at the communicator
    I intimidated our way in last week
    DM:Well he already arranged a communicator here at this town.
    Yeahhe bullied the peasants into giving him access.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:didnt think this sham village had anything
    Calim Gorn:Basically said I was on a special mission and gtfo of my way
    Mina Beatrix Toress:guess so
    what are the protocols for keeping messages confidential?
    DM:Well it does have some magitech, I mean it is a windrider station and such.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:is there some kind of code or cipher i can use for sending my message?
    DM:Well if you’ve got a Di crystal you can encrpyt transmissions. Otherwise you can use basic ciphers. All noble houses pretty much have basic code words and such.
    THough obviously not as good as full Di crystal encryption and anyone from your house (or anyone that knows that houses codes and such) would know that… plus mina tends to be a bit out of the loop, so you don’t know the latest stuff really.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:alright
    Calim Gorn:It’s an older code sir, but it checks out
    Yeah, it’s mostly more that being older it’d have an increased chance of people who know it.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    At this point might as well roll 2d10 for number of additional hours we’re going to be arguing about this =P
    yeah heh well I thought you had a plan before :P
    Apparently things changed.
    Calim Gorn:Well see, this is the shit that always happens
    We come up with an idea
    And you act like it’s cool
    And then you remind us midway through of all the shit that could go wrong with it
    That our characters would know IC
    But that we don’t
    So then we have to revaluate
    I mean you’re even the one that suggested we call Sylara last time lol
    Now you’re like “Well, you could call her, but your transmission will probably be listened in on”
    “And since you don’t got anybody that knows the latest code words you can forget keeping it secret”
    Calim Gorn:Unless Calim would know them since he’s been spending his time with Alyssa and shit, heh
    DM:Well I mean I’d assume you wanted to report to the queen that you kileld Yuu, and then call up Sylara and claim it’s you needed an emergency ride to go help Suzu in Makoro or something
    So it’d seem more plausible even if someone was listening in. heh.
    I mean the queen probably wouldn’t be too suspicious, at least until they find out Yuu is alive later… since her agents are gonna say he’s dead too.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah, I mean we can always claim that his godly luck saved him or something
    We totally saw his dead body at the bottom of that ravine man
    I even put a round in him
    DM:So I wasn’t expectnig you to speak over the comms saying “Yeah, you know that guy that everyone is looking for, wanna help smuggle him out of Rahseld?”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Since your plan at least last I saw was to go to Makoro, so it wouldn’t seem out of place if you wanted to circumvent the official lifting of the travel ban to get to Makoro faster.
    Calim Gorn:Heh okay, yeah that makes sense
    DM:At least thats what I was assuming lol.
    Calim Gorn:Hey G
    Well like I said I think G wanted to take Yuu to Meerin for some reason
    But yeah I wanna go to Makoro
    Garrion:because that was what was suggested
    by Calim, due to the unrest in Makoro
    Calim Gorn:I don’t remember suggesting that lol
    I been wanting to go to Makoro to help Suzu out
    Garrion:you said to drop him off with Meerin then go to Makoro
    Calim Gorn:Oh right, yeah that might work… I mean we need somewhere for him to hole up
    And they’re all gonna know who he is in Makoro
    DM:Yeah, I mean you could always redirect the airship once you’re out of Rahseld airspace.
    Garrion:cause i wanted to take him and introduce them, you said that not such a good idea and better to have the daimo come to Hydra clan to meet
    Calim Gorn:Well I mean their daimyo can’t really leave, she’s in the middle of a civil war
    That’s why I want to go to Makoro to help out
    Garrion:well i dunno why you suggested that then ;)
    Calim Gorn:Heh well I think Sef was the one suggesting getting the two of them together
    Garrion:maybe was sef, i just know it wasn’t me
    Calim Gorn:I mean basically we need someplace to stash Yuu where people etiher don’t know who he is or won’t be looking for him
    Garrion:I was wanting to introduce Yuu to the new leader lady and hook them up
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah like I said, she’s kinda got a civil war to fight at the moment
    Garrion:someone said things were too hot there and someone may recognize him and turn him in, but Hydra would be safer
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    Plus maybe he can help fight the Earth Demons
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Alright, I’m going to need some privacy boys.”
    “Personal business, scram.”
    Calim Gorn:And if he gets killed in the process well oh well, Queen gets what she wanted
    Garrion:he can learn swordsmanship from the clan
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“No staring at my rear either.”
  • Calim Gorn leaves the communicator to Mina
    Calim Gorn:“Just get on with it.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Yeah yeah, this is fucked.”
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah that’s what I was thinking too)
    (Maybe you can have him train to be a Witcher lol)
    Geralt:hehe, not everyone survives the trials…. too much risk
    DM:Heh okay Geralt and Calim leve Mina to make her conversation in private.
    Geralt:i have super hearing
    DM:heh you want to listen in on her anyway?
    Calim Gorn:Calim waits outside, Geralt waits 5 miles away up on a hill
    Geralt:don;t have to be there
    DM:Or you want to repsect your companions desire for privacy? :)
    Geralt:i don;t respect anyone’s privacy when they tell me to scram and i can’t hear what secrets they have
    too skeptical
    plus don;t know her THAT well
    she could be trying to get in good with the queen and turn us in
    DM:heh… okay just wanted to see how Geralt would be… :)
    Geralt:being related and all
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:hehe… yeah apparently Geralt knows better than to trust these treacherous Rahseldians.
    If only he knew the original Calim from the first campaign heh. He was the ultimate backstabber.
    Geralt:damn skippy
    Calim Gorn:Calim was perfectly honorable as long as nobody else tried to lay hands on his sister
    DM:hold on one sec, Sef is formulating what he wants to say to Sylara.
    If you’re not gonna use Toress codes, you can just type the message in regular chat Sef, otherwise I’ll give Geralt the gist of what you said if you’re usnig Toress codes.
    Since he won’tt understand all of it.
    Mina seems to have someone in Alara transcribe a message, he can’t tell the recipient of it since Mina is using code words…
    Aparently ti seems to be some kind of call for help, and Mina tells the person the name of the town you’re in.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:that was like wording a damn wish spell or something
    DM:And also mentions something about sneaking into someplace… which seems to be a codeword for something.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Geralt can tell she’s clearly talking in some kind of code.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:well some code is better than no code
    Geralt:holy shit
    Mina Beatrix Toress:who the fuck knows who’s listening
    Geralt:ok, cryptic
    Mina Beatrix Toress:house illuvian owns the telepohone company prolly
    Geralt:have we not gottent he air ship yet?
    DM:Geralt can tell she doesn’t directly talk to anyone bsides what is probably just a communications person who takes the message
    Mina Beatrix Toress:wish i had a di crystal for once
    Calim Gorn:No that’s what we’re working on right now
    Geralt:i thought we were already enroute
    Calim Gorn:We spent like an hour arguing over who to call for one
    DM:Then I assume you’re gonna wait for the airship to arrive.
    DM:Yeah heh, they got cold feet about the plan they had from before.
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah, basically waiting for the airship to show up
  • Geralt is vigilant and staying inconspicuous
    DM:You wait for about 3 hours, before you finally see a Toress airship flying overhead…
    Calim Gorn:So long as it isn’t the queen’s personal ship
    I assume that’s recognizable enough, lol
    DM:Nah it’s not the queen’s ship.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Alright well, I sent her a message.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I told her I couldn’t get into details, but that I think House Illuvian has a bounty on us.”
  • Calim Gorn raises an eyebrow
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I hope that dissuades her from coming herself.”
    “And that she’ll send the damn thing.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hopefully… And hopefully nobody else decides to show up either.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Yeah well, that was my fear about doing this to begin with.”
    “So, don’t say I didn’t tell you so.”
    Calim Gorn:“Committing treason is never without its risks.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“She’s always wanting me to try to sneak her into Aylanae, since she knows I’m one of the few non-imbued that gets to go there.”
    DM:You can see the airship hovers above the town… and Mina and Calim spot Sylara toress leaning over the side of the airship waving down to you guys (assuming you’re in view for pick up)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I told her I owed her one, but there’s no way in hell I’m sneaking her into Aylanae.”
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Calim Gorn:“Well, seems like she isn’t a good listener.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Still wouldn’t be surprised if she’s on the ship when it gets here.”
    “Yeah she’s a bit rebelious like myself.”
  • Calim Gorn kneels down and glances back at Yuu, “Climb onto my shoulders.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“The Queen says it’s because I’m a bad influence.”
  • Yuu Saidai looks at you oddly.
    Calim Gorn:“I’ll jump you up there.”
    (I assume the ship is lowering landing lines or something?)
    DM:The ship is lowering rope ladders.
    So you can climb aboard it that way or you coudl jump heh.
    Calim Gorn:Okay heh
    Guess I’ll just let him climb up on his own then
    DM:heh okay.
    You climb aboard the airship.. and are greeted by Sylara.. a smile on her face.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Fuck!”
    “I knew it.”
    “I told you not to come.”
    Sylara Toress II:“Hey Mina!”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress shakes her head.
  • Calim Gorn ushers Yuu inside while Sylara is distracted with Mina
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“See kid, I told ya.”
    Sylara Toress II:“Well they weren’t going to go without me. there’s a travel ban in effect.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress says jabbing a thumb in Calims ribs.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I hope you didn’t have to sleep with the captain.”
    Calim Gorn:I’m basically shuffling him somewhere hidden and hoping Sylara doesn’t notice him and start asking questions
    Sylara Toress II:“Nobod is suppsoed to be flying, but since you’re in trouble with House Illuvian, no time to waste right?”
  • Geralt climbs on the ship and goes with Calim
    DM:heh well yea hit’s hard to hide him exactly, and Syalra seems to wnat to greet everyone.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Yeah, well that’s why I was hoping you wouldn’t tag along.”
    DM:She’s just thgat type of people person.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“It’s too dangerous.”
    Calim Gorn:Yeah which is why I’m doing it while she’s busy with Mina lol
  • Geralt will distract him….
    Geralt:if he seems drawn
    since i’m the last up
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I have enough problems, without having Linea breathing down my neck as well.”
    “Though I guess you’re right, so I’m not mad.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress gives her a hug.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Thank you, little rose.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress tussles her hair.
  • Geralt walks up to the young noble as he glances toward Yuu and steps in the qway…. “Nice to meet you. Mina has told us all about you.”
    DM:heh yeah I mean… it’ll be pretty tough to get Yuu on board without her noticing ,unless Mina or Geralt wants to sue some kinda magical power on Sylara to try to distract her well.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“It’s been a long time. You’ve grown. You all seem to grow so fast to me, you all change like flowers from season to season, and the world seems to stand still for me.”
    Sylara Toress II:“Hey… Geralt was it? And Calim is with you too… and who is this?”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“This is….”
    “Yeah Geralt.”
    “Seems you have a reputation afterall tribesman.”
    “Hope it’s a good one, unlike me.”
    Calim Gorn:“Ah, Felix isn’t feeling well, let me just help him to a cabin.”
    Geralt:“I try to stay out of the limelight but these guys always seem to find trouble for us.”
  • Calim Gorn pulls Yuu away
    Mina Beatrix Toress:sachi is on her way to lurk
  • Yuu Saidai quietly goes with you following Geralts lead.
    Geralt:how old is Sylara?
    Sylara Toress II:“Maybe i should check him out… might be one of those Illuvian curses.”
    Calim Gorn:Late teens I think
    Mina Beatrix Toress:lol felix
    you know what that name means dont you?
    Calim Gorn:Heh nope
    I just came up with a random name
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“lucky one” irc
    Sylara Toress II:late 20s Geralt wouldd guess.
    Calim Gorn:lol nice
    Sylara Toress II:Wel ltechnicalyl she looks more 21 in appearance.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:Felix is a male given name and surname that stems from Latin (fēlix, felicis) and means “lucky”, “favored by luck” or “the lucky one”. Its female form is Felicity (English), Felicitas or Felizitas (in German-speaking regions).
    Sylara Toress II:But Toress’ usually seem younger than they are.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:lol
    Calim Gorn:Heh, good name for him then
    Mina Beatrix Toress:talk about synchonicty
    Geralt:“You are every bit as lovely as Mina told us.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:yeah thats why i chose beatrix
    for a middle name
    Calim Gorn:Hey Sachi
    Mina Beatrix Toress:wanted something latinesque for ties to ronen
    Sachi:Heya guys~
    Sef invited me to come lurk so I said yes~
  • Tygaran waves at sachi
  • Geralt takes her hand and gently places his lips on the top of it.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“She who makes happy” or something i think it means in latin
    Sylara Toress II:“Aww… Thanks Mina. I didn’t know she said stuff about me.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:my latin is rusty
    “I did?” she teases
    Calim Gorn:(Am I able to get Yuu away from her okay?)
    DM:Yeah heh.
    Geralt:“Now Mina, don’t get jealous. I would kiss your hand too if you wouldn’t slap me.”
    DM:Between Geralt and Mina you get him below deck.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I’m not sure if such a hot blooded one like you, would like an icy cold hand.”
    Calim Gorn:(to Yuu, once they’re alone) “Lay low as best you can, the less interaction you have with the people on this ship the better. Especially Sylara.”
    Sylara Toress II:“Mina isn’t as unfriendly as she seems soemtimes. She puts on an act with the vampire curse thing, but she really cares.”
    Yuu Saidai:“I hope you know what you’re doing… I’m placing much trust in you here…”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Yeah whatever, thanks for ruining my mien.”
    Geralt:“So I’m finding out.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Sylara Toress II:“So what trouble did you run into with House Illuvian?”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I’ll let Geralt tell you about it. Make some new friends. I need to talk to Calim.”
    “Keep and eye on her Geralt.”
    Sylara Toress II:“Okay, but we need to catch up later… oh yeah, where should I set course for?”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“That’s what I’m going to go find out.”
    “Geralt can tell you if he has a particular spot in mind.”
    “I’m not sure what the plan is yet.”
    Geralt:“Well you see. We were exploring the mountains and we got ambushed by 5 huge armored….. and then I took them all down while protecting Mina and Calim and Felix…..”
    Sachi:(I’m also playing Bloodborne and/or workin’ on Max >>; )
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Just getting off the ground was the most important part I think.”
  • Geralt embellishes for theatrical flair
    Calim Gorn:(Her character, Maxine)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:oh lol
    Sylara Toress II:“Really you took down servants of House Illuvian? What did they look like?”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress heads down below deck to find Calim.
    DM:Okay you find the cabin they’v set aside forf you guys… where you find Yuu and calim, Yuu is rather nervous… apparently this is his first trip on an airship at least in sometime…
    Calim Gorn:(to Yuu) “If anyone asks, your name is Felix. You’re assisting us on a special mission, the details are secret and you’re not to tell anyone.”
    Geralt:“They were evil incorporeal beings, hideous and frightening….”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“We need a destination, fearless leader.”
    “Where to?”
    Yuu Saidai:“Felix? Well okay.”
    Calim Gorn:“I want to go to Makoro, but first we need somewhere safe to leave our friend in good care… Perhaps with Geralt’s people.”
    Sylara Toress II:“Like ghosts? Really? I guess that’s why they do’t leave any traces.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Well I need specifics.”
    “This was your idea, so you let me know where to tell the captain to point this thing.”
    Calim Gorn:“Let’s make for Clan Hydra for now.” (I forget the name of the village)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Alright, I’ll tell em.”
    DM:Aontas is tghe main hydra base.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s it, I knew it was an A
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“The girl is my niece kid.”
    “Don’t get any bright ideas.”
    “Or bad ones.”
    Geralt:“Yes, much like ghosts. They contained powers unlike most others – arrows that can suck your life out with a single knick, fireballs, and whatever you do, don;t let them touch you are you will be staring into your grave.”
    Yuu Saidai:“You’re sure she won’t turn is into the queen?”
    Calim Gorn:“So long as she doesn’t know your true identity she’ll have no reason to.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“She’s trust worthy.”
    “I’m more worried about our communications getting spied on.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress gives Calim a look.
    Calim Gorn:“Not much to be done about that, unfortunately.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress shrugs. “I hope your good luck rubs off on us Yuu.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress heads back out the door.
  • Sylara Toress II seems rather amazed by Geralt’s exploits ajnd hearing details about the Illuvian agents.
  • Mina Beatrix Toress heads back on deck.
    Sylara Toress II:“That’s amazing… I never imagined Illuvian was like that…”
    Calim Gorn:(Sadly, now that she knows she must die)
  • Geralt pauses his intriguing story as Mina approaches."
  • Geralt pauses his intriguing story as Mina approaches.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:yeah im sure the whole pt of this is to get her in a compromising situation to force my char to some action, thats T’s usual MO :-p
    Sylara Toress II:“So they’re all undead then… did they get Felix? that’s why he’s sick?”
    Calim Gorn:(to Yuu) “My plan is to take you to Geralt’s people, my hope is that their leader will agree to shelter you there. You can learn swordsmanship from them and train your skills, become a powerful warrior. They are also on the frontlines of the fight against the Earth Demons, where that sword of yours will stand to do the most good.”
    Geralt:“Uhhm, here’s Mina….”
    “I’ll let you catch up.”
    “it was lovely meeting you miss.”, Geralt takes her hand once more.
    and slips away
  • Yuu Saidai nods to Calim.
    Calim Gorn:“It will probably be some time before you can return to your homeland, given the way things are. But I’ll see you back there as soon as I am able.”
    Yuu Saidai:“Can I go home from there? I want to see my homeland…”
    Sylara Toress II:(to Mina after Geralt leaves) “So he took all of the Illuvian agents down himself?”
    Calim Gorn:(Technically I headshotted the one, but that was after Geralt beat the crap out of him)
    Geralt:oh btw T, did we get HP for that encounter?
    DM:Think I gav you one before.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah he did
    Geralt:i got one for the complication
    but i meant all of us
    unless you handed out before i got there
    DM:I didn’t give one out to everyone last time after the battle?
    Oh and lemme give Aruvin a HP too.
    Aruvin refreshes Luck points.
    Aruvin gains a hero point.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah you gave them out
    Geralt:ok, i must have just missed it then
    DM:he hokay.
    Calim Gorn:I checked the log, you gave them to us while you were telling us about Mina’s vision from drinking the leader guy’s blood
    With the robed figure
    Geralt coming to see me or like what’s going on now?
    DM:Yeah Geralt was coming down I thik and Mina came up
    DM:Mina you gonanr espond to Sylara?
    Geralt:was giving Mina and Sylara a chance to interact
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“You shouldn’t talk about this stuff.”
    “It isn’t fantasy like some book.”
    “It’s dangerous.”
    Sylara Toress II:“Come on, you jealous of Geralt?”
    “Did he really take them all down?”
    Sylara Toress II:“They were ghosts so your weapons would do much to them.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress seems distracted.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Yeah something like that.”
    Sylara Toress II:“Wow… he’s amazing, and hot too. You and him aren’t… you know…. together?”
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Mina Beatrix Toress scoffs.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“He likes his women warm blooded.”
    Geralt:hehe, she better watch out or Vin gonna get her
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Besides I’ve been too busy trying to not end up permanently dead, instead of just seemingly dead.”
    Sylara Toress II:“A monster hunter and a vampire would make a great couple!”
    Calim Gorn:(I hear he’s always trying to drive his stake into her)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Until our first argument.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Dinner might be problematic as well.”
    Sylara Toress II:“Well if he’s single then…”
  • Sylara Toress II smirks.
    Geralt:(Mina gives a new meaning to using her teeth too….)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Knock yourself out.”
    Calim Gorn:(Your new mission Geralt is to keep Sylara preoccupied for the duration of our trip)
  • Sylara Toress II pats Mina on the shoulder.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Though I think there’s a woman, another tribesman, with a rather large axe from what I hear.”
    Sylara Toress II:“And don’t worry, I still think that thign where you turn into mist is really cool.”
    “YOu’ll always be my favorite vampire.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I don’t want to have to kill another Imbued for your indiscretions.”
    Geralt:((oh, he can probaly manage that based on this conversation.. the hard part will be getting Vin to understand it was “essential for the mission”))
    Sylara Toress II:“Hmm… well I’ll take my chances, I know some anti-scrying wards and stuff.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Still the same, I see.”
    Sylara Toress II:“Yeah did youknow at one point my mother was trying to set up me and Calim?”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Before you go, I could use a favor.”
    Sylara Toress II:“She was so disappointed when Alyssa got to him first.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Perhaps later though, you’ll need all your strength to handle Geralt.”
    Sylara Toress II:“I mean he is really hot, but from what I hear things with Alyssa aren’t really goiong all that well.”
    Calim Gorn:(She’s probably happy she didn’t get set up with me if she believes the rumors)
    Sylara Toress II:“So I think it was for the best, I don’t think I could be in that kind of relationship.”
    Geralt:yeah one where he prefers boys over you…..
  • Mina Beatrix Toress seems confused.
    Geralt:that is the rumor right?
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“What do you mean?”
    Calim Gorn:One of them, lol
    DM:there’s a variety of ideas.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Why is Cheisa disappointed in the match?”
    “I thought this is exactly what she wanted.”
    DM:I mean nobody has caugth himn with a man, so some think it’s just blatant impotence issues.
    Others claim he’s gay.
    There’s also a claim that some of Hachi’s acid got him in the nuts.
    Calim Gorn:That’s why his epithet is “The Chaste Prince”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Oh your mother.”
    “Sorry dear, I’m a bit loopy.”
    “I’ve been under a lot of stress the past few days.”
    “Too much sun as well.”
    “It always goes to my head.”
    Sylara Toress II:“Yeah… good thing you had Geralt with you.”
  • Sylara Toress II smirks.
    Geralt:he’s like the prince of King Richard in Braveheart… some savage barbarian going to have to lay the Princess for her to get knocked up
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Unfortunately, none of them can slate my thirst.”
    “Aela tends to give me indigestion.”
    Sylara Toress II:“Yeah, they always tell me not to have any of the Aela infused wines… apparentyly only imbued can drink them.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“But go, have your fun. You can offer me your wrist after.”
    “You’re going to need your strength it appears.”
    Sylara Toress II:“I tried a sip of them once…. got sick for a while. I dont’ recommend it.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress nods.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Go, I’ll be fine. I’ll be on deck, pacing and brooding in typical fashion.”
    Sylara Toress II:“Whats with you vampires and your brooding?”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Live while you can child, enjoy it.”
    “You never know when it ends.”
    “Ennui comes with old age. You’ll understand someday.”
    “It waxes and wanes with me.”
    Sylara Toress II:“Well speaking of living life…. I’m gonna go find Geralt.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“You know how I am, at either extreme I live.”
    Geralt:lol, oh great
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Full of life, or a total lack of it.”
    “It is just my nature.”
    Calim Gorn:Heh well I’m assuming my conversation with you happens before she comes and finds you
    Sylara Toress II:“Maybe you’ve just been drinking from the wrong people.”
    DM:Yeah you had time to talk to Geralt before she got down there
    Geralt:we would have been talking during this excahnge
  • Mina Beatrix Toress nods, as she strolls to the front of the ship.
    Geralt:“Hello Calim, Y… Felix….”
    “All situated for the ride?”
    Calim Gorn:“I think so.”
    “Do you think Meerin will take him in.”
    Yuu Saidai:“I still dont’ understand how this thing can fly…”
    “It doesn’t even have wings…”
    Geralt:“I’m sure he will. Won’t know till we get there though. I hear there is this old hermit’s cave that is recently vacant….”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Calim Gorn:“As I was telling him, he can learn how to fight from your people and train his skills with that sword, and perhaps even bolster you against the Earth Demons.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress heads back down below deck to check on Calim and Yuu.
    Geralt:“Though Meerin plays nice, he has no great love for the queen that would entice him to turn us in or reveal Yuu. Especially if that sword can help as much as we believe.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, that was my thought as well.”
    Geralt:“The trick will be to avoid detection by others. Though with all the chaos there I’m sure attentions will be drawn away.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I think Sylara is looking for you.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress says coming upon the trio, and turning to Geralt.
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“She is rather persistent.”
    Geralt:“Oh boy… did I play too nicely?”
    Calim Gorn:“Perfect… Keep her preoccupied until we get to Aontas.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“She likes you.”
    Geralt:“OK, well if Vin hears about it just be sure to back me up, right?”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“You’re on your own.”
    Geralt:“I’m not going to just stick it to your cousin and leave her, what kind of barbarian do you think I am?”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“My neice.”
    “I’m about 150 years too old to be her cousin.”
    “Her great great grandmother was my sister.”
    “One of many.”
    DM:There’a knock on the door.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I was the bastard, of our brood.”
    Geralt:“Despite my rigid exterior i have the heart of a romantic… a yearnign desire to woo and please….”
    Calim Gorn:“Yeah well now’s your chance.”
  • Calim Gorn points Geralt at the door
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“That is until the Queen was on her deathbead and made me a Toress in name.”
    “The family didn’t like that too much.”
  • Geralt goes to the door…..
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Now I was a Princess as well, not just a bastard.”
    DM:Sylara stands there.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I’m sure its probably her.”
    Sylara Toress II:"Hey Geralt. "
    Geralt:“So soon? I barely had time to freshen up. Perhaps a stroll on the deck would be sufficient. You can show me around your grande vessel.”
    Sylara Toress II:“I wanted to come down and see if you wanted to come to get something to eat, figured you were probably pretty hungry and the food here is great. Everyone is welcome to come.”
  • Geralt steps out and closes the door
    Sylara Toress II:“Oh yeah… and…”
  • Sylara Toress II pulls out a small potion vial from her belt pouch.
    Sylara Toress II:“I got one of these for Felix, this should mkae him feel a little better.”
    Calim Gorn:(to Mina) “She doesn’t waste any time…”
  • Geralt glances at the vial.
    Geralt:amulet tingling?
    DM:It definiteyl looks like some kind of sorcerous potion, what it doesyou’re not sure.. it’s a liquid with a dark crimson color which occasionally pulsates just barely.
    Well the amulet wouldn’t tingle for a basic magic item.
    Calim Gorn:(lol, she thinks Felix got the undead rot and that’s why we’re keeping him shut in)
    Geralt:“What does this do?”
    Sylara Toress II:"Just something I mixed up. I know some magic… it should give him a bit of an infusion of mana. "
    Calim Gorn:(lol, Mina energy drinks)
    Sylara Toress II:“Good for getting some extra energy… don’t worry, it’s not any of the really fun stuff.”
    Geralt:“Thanks. I’m sure he wil appreciate it.”
    Sylara Toress II:“Figured he may have got drained by some of those undead you ran into… or maybe Mina…”
    “I coudl sense some power off him though, he an imbued like you?”
    Geralt:“By Mina – I don;t think so. Not Imbued, just special.”
  • Sylara Toress II nods.
    Sylara Toress II:“So yeah anyway if you wanted to get something to eat we could do that, I’m supposed to be a proper hostess and show you around the amenities of the airship.”
  • Sylara Toress II smiles.
    Geralt:“I would love to dine with you. Who could want anything more than to enjoy your company.”
    Sylara Toress II:“Apparently Mina, she’d rather brood.”
    Geralt:“Ahh, don’t mind her. She’ll come around. She is just concerned for you.”
    Sylara Toress II:“maybe you cant ell me what’s the deal wtih vampires and brooding? You’re a monster expert right?”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Goodbye Sylara.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress says shutting the door and ushering them out.
    Geralt:“Sure we can talk about it after we dine. I want to hear all about you.”
    ((we are already out
    DM:Yeah I assumed you wanted to open the doro to give Yuu the potion anyway?
    Geralt:i stepped out the room to meet Sylara and shit the door behind me
    DM:Since she did offer that.
  • Mina Beatrix Toress sits up against the door, looking exhausted.
    DM:Unless you were gonna keep the potion yourself heh.
    Geralt:“I will open it and peek in and hand over the potion.
    DM:heh okay.
    I’ll assume that’s when Mina says that through the door then
    Geralt:”A gift from Sylars for Felix, to help him feel better."
    Calim Gorn:(btw T you still need to update Sylara’s bio lol)
    Sylara Toress II:“You can’t stay cooped up in there this whole airship flight Mina.”
    DM:ah heh…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I’ll be out in a while, I just need to talk to Calim.”
    “And no we’re no sleeping together.” she says deadpan
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Sylara Toress II:(whispers to Geralt) “I think they’re sleeping together.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:lol
    Geralt:woohoo, is she dressed like that too?
    Mina Beatrix Toress:yeah pretty much irc
    she’s pretty skimpy dresser
    DM:Yeah heh, she wears skimpy clothes.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:she doesnt have much in way of modesty
    Geralt:well well… you going to make this hard… pun intended
    Mina Beatrix Toress:shes the other blacksheep of the family so to speak
    well before my char was created
    she was kind of the rebel
    in last camp
    Calim Gorn:Yeah she’s even sluttier than the average Toress
    DM:Anyway… Il’l fast forward this a bit so Ty will get a chance to do some stuff….
    Mina Beatrix Toress:she was Sef’s fling, tho Calim killed her lol
    DM:Wnat to get him involved… heh, but yeah Geralt will get a chance to try to seduce her if he wants… or be seduced I suppose :P
    Mina Beatrix Toress:or well calim and his loony sister
    but anyways
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I gave him the very condensed summary
    Mina Beatrix Toress:yeah prolly the later lol
    might need his anti succubus potion!
    Geralt:not goig to specifically try to lay her.. but will woo her and keep occupied
    DM:Geralt could of course choose to avoid such entanglements.
    Calim Gorn:And I thought Mina was the one who sucked energy out of people
    Mina Beatrix Toress:prolly more like try to fight her off
  • Aruvin continues work on whatever project is going…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:haha
    DM:heh okay, yeah she’s not super agresssive, though she is friendly with Geralt, hearing his stories of monster slaying and such.
    She seems rather interested in his tales and stories of other lands and such.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:mina is too worried about the threat of being staked right now to be frisky
    “So how is it like to be on your first airship?”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress says to Yuu across the room.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Feeling sick yet?”
    DM:She also tries to introduce Geralt to some of her special potions….
    Calim Gorn:“He seems rather perplexed as to how it flies.”
    DM:Assuming Geralt wants to try one….
    SHe doesn’t seem to say what it’ll do, but encourages him to be adventurous…
    will try to avoid if possible, but could be “forced”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:hey he’s into potions
    might as well explore :-p
    Mina Beatrix Toress:might learn some new recipes
    Geralt:“true enough
    Mina Beatrix Toress:shes pretty good alchemist from what i recall
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    Sylara Toress II:”Don’t tell me you’re afraid of a Toress potion Geralt…. after taking on 5 Illuvian undead, this shouldn’t beanything for you…"
    Calim Gorn:Potions are her specialty
    Geralt:“I dabble a little in potioncraft myself. Though I recommend you not imbibe any of mine for they can kill the mundane.”
    “If I partake will you share your secrets?”
    Sylara Toress II:“maybe… though I can’t share all of them…”
    Geralt:leavign that wide open aren’t I?
    Sylara Toress II:"I wouldn’t want to reveal how the super secret love potions are made…. "
  • Sylara Toress II smirks.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:“Nah, I wouldn’t expect you to. Can’t share your secrets with every bnloke that comes around hey? Need to be selective and only choose the right ones.”
    Sylara Toress II:“They’re trusted family secrets.”
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah in the previous campaign she drugged Calim to sleep one time because she was creeped out at how he never sleeps and thought he would just spend all night staring at her or something)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:haha yeah i remember that
    she used some healing potions on the wounded at thunderheart too i think
    Geralt:“Love potions? Now you wouldn’t be trying to seduce me know would you?”, he feigns a surprised face.
    Sylara Toress II:"I think someone’s afraid of the potion… "
  • Sylara Toress II holds up the potion vial teasingly.
    Geralt:“I’m more afraid of an axe over my head…..”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:shes really a fake sylara illuvian imposter and the potion is a deadly poison!
    Sylara Toress II:“I’m sure someone of your proficiency won’t get his mind warped by a minor potion…. but maybe that’s the weakness of the Witchers.”
    (Whsipers) “Don’t worry I won’t tell Mina.”
    “She doesn’t know any alchemy. she did try to feed me some of her blood one time though…
    Geralt:”But that is a different matter altogether. Now about you…. wha – Mina?"
    Sylara Toress II:“Well she’s a vampire…. and if she knew your weaknesses, she mgiht exploit them.”
    “Like your total susceptibilty to the most minor of magical potions.”
    Geralt:“What about you? Thought you make it hard to resist being exploited…. looking the way you do.”
    Sylara Toress II:“Trying flattery to avoid the potion… well that might work.”
  • Sylara Toress II smiles.
    Geralt:Don;t want to hog the night from the others, even though this is fun…. don;t want to get scolded.
    DM:heh.. okay, so you’re not gonna try her potion then and not gonna try to sleep with her?
    Just gonna distract purely?
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:Does flattery work on you? I was sure you had so many compliments that mine were inconsequential."
    Calim Gorn:They’re gonna start calling you the next Calim
    Refusing to sleep with the super hot Toress
    Geralt:nah, if she pushed it I will probaly crush.. the real Geralt does
    Sylara Toress II:“Well it depends on if they’re said with honesty.”
    DM:Well she’s not really super agressive with it. Though she is dressed sexy, and she has a natural charm about her. But she’s not crazy sexually agressive. Just might drop a hint here and there, and try to get you to try her potion…
    Geralt:“Well listen to my breathing. You can tell if I’m being honest. You see my Witcher senses can also pick up the slight sounds of your breathing deepening, the smells envelping the room as we talk…..”
    Sylara Toress II:“Well let me see…”
  • Sylara Toress II leans her ear up to Geralt’s chest.
  • Geralt let’s her come in close….
    Mina Beatrix Toress:afk a few, scarfing down some chicken
    what you think i’m the minute man??
    Sylara Toress II:“Now lets see….”
  • Sylara Toress II holds up her potion vial in front of Geralt as she listens…
    Sylara Toress II:“Yup… definiteyl afraid…”
  • Geralt looks down at her from above as her head is on his chest….
    Geralt:“Your hair.. so fragrant….”
    Calim Gorn:
    DM:She does defintieyl use some kinda nice smelling perfume as well with a faint but pleasant floral scnet which is probably intensified a bit with Geralt’s nose..
    Geralt:lol, love the pic
    Calim Gorn:What’s funny is T never lets me have scenes like this with Laventa, lol
    DM:heh, well I was planning on FFing this so we can move on. Yeah with Laventa I knida know what’s going on :)
    Geralt:“I’m afraid you’ll break my heart, or I may break yours…. wouldn’t want to be the couse of any pain.”
    DM:Mostly I’m kinda interested in the conflict aspects. So whether he chooses to sleep with her, drink her potion, etc… may have impact in other places, we knida already know Calim is screwing his sister… though maybe there may be a pregnancy roll.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Gotta roll the old 1dJoffrey to see how bad it is.
    Geralt:“So this potion…..”, he says trying to change the subject slightly.
  • Sylara Toress II holds out the potion offering it to you.
  • Geralt unstops it and smells
    DM:You’d need an analtyical magical sense or analytcial smell at least to get much info…. at most you’re able to tell; it’s probably some knid of construction of a form of fey sorcery… derfiniteyl mana based alchemy.
    Probably not poison…. but it’s not something you’re directly familiar with.. some Toress concoction…
    The scent is pleasant at least…
    Calim Gorn:(There are lots of stories about them bewitching men and such)
    DM:It has an almost tempting scent like a nice wine…
    With a hint of a fruity smell to it… though that’s likely just a taste based ingreident.
    Geralt:“I prefer not to drink without eating. Have you been introduced to the art of cunnilingus?”
    DM:Fey potions usually do smell nice and taste good, it’s possibel to become addicted.
    Calim Gorn:rofl
  • Sylara Toress II smirks.
    Sylara Toress II:“I didn’tknow they taught that in Yt… Do tehy do it the same as in Rahseld?”
    DM:We can probably cue the sex scene here heh….
    Geralt:"I’m not sure…..
    Calim Gorn:Only one way to find out!
    Geralt:You can tell me all about it……
    “You can tell me all about it……”
    Geralt:ok, we’ll leave the rest up to the imagination… que x rates scene rating
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Sachi:(taking a break from Bloodborne to work on Maxine~)
    DM:Yeah heh..
    Alright, so I’m gonna FF a bit to get Ty invovled..
    I assume you’re gonna tell Meerin about Yuu and to keep him a secret?
    Geralt:sure, now i have Sachi’s attention….
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    That’s the plan anyway
    DM:the sex scenes usually work to get Sachi’s attention…
    Calim Gorn:Basically like, hey, this is Yuu Saidai, hide him here plz, btw he has a sword that can slice Earth Demons in half, train him and stuff
    DM:Sachi never seems to be too tired to continue whjen there’s sex scenes going on… :P
    Calim Gorn:That’s the super short summary anyway
    DM:Yeah just wanted to know if Geralt is telling him the whole story about the sword and that it’s basically treason and such or if he’s gonna try to play him off as Felix or what not and make up some other story for why he wants Meerin to hide him
    Geralt:no, going to be honest with Meerin
    won;t dishonor him by trying to hide the truth and endanger people unknowingly
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    Calim agrees with that approach
    If Meerin doesn’t want to hide him we’ll take him somewhere else
    Not really sure where though
    DM:Heh okay. Yeah Meerin spends a bit talking to him, he’s somewhat guarded but his druidic magic can tell how powerful the sword si….
    Calim Gorn:Geralt could probably mention the prophecy he saw in the cave too
    DM:And what hope he offes for the clan.. so he agrees to Geralt’s proposal… (gonna skip that scene mostly so we can get to Ty’s character)
    Calim Gorn:Or was given to him or whatever
    Calim Gorn:Calim wouldn’t know about it IC
    Geralt:i’ll tell about that
    DM:I will do his comment on what he saw in the cave regarding the apparition of Oshiro…
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Hmmm…. could it be that you encountered one of the great dragons… they are powerful spirits indeed, though their motives I cannot be certain of.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“It is said that a deal with a dragon is not to be trusted, but they have great power, and they are not known to directly lie, though I am unfamiliar with Makoro’s legends.”
    Geralt:“I can not be sure. I was not quite myself.. me head was spinning.”
    Sachi:At least I’m willing to admit I’m like, 98% perverted
    Mina Beatrix Toress:back
    only 98%?
    figured it was 99.99999999999999999%
    Calim Gorn:The remaining 2% is catgirl
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Of one thing I am certain, the power in that sword is unlike anything i’ve encountered, it is possible that the spirit, the dragon, resides in the sword itself.”
    Geralt:if sachi were DMing we would be playing the scene with full disclossure….
    Sachi:What Tab said
    Calim Gorn:(Would Calim be present for this part or is this Geralt and Meerin one on one?)
    (Just curious)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:sachi’s char’s first invention
    DM:Nah this owould be one on one. Meerin lieks to talk to Geralt in private.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:di crystal instead of VR
    DM:Those clans got their own privacy stuff.
    Calim Gorn:Okay heh
    Sachi:We’d be rolling d1,000,000 to see if there are quadruplets
    Calim Gorn:Guess we know what Calim is doing during that time then…
    DM:heh.. yeah.
    Calim Gorn:Might want to warn Meerin about House Illuvian too lol
    And that they’re apparently looking for something buried beneath Hydra lands
    Geralt:“From what I understand, the legends do state that the swords are at the minimum gifts from the dragons. THough I am not schooled in their legends.”
    Sachi:For sex we’ll be using a modified version of the psionic combat rules from AD&D
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:i assumed that was part of the full disclosure
    Meerin of the Hydra:“I know an item of great power when I see one… I canot be certain but were that weapon used at full power, we might need to redraw our maps.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:Mina is staying out of the diplomacy involving the hydra personally, and letting Calim and G handle it
    DM:I’d imagine the sex using the psicombat rules would be pretty degrading with attacks like ego whip, psychic crush and Id insinuation
    Geralt:but will specifically mention the encounter, the nature of the opponents, their desire to take Yuu, the power witnessed from the sword, and the mention of the “psycho scientist” not being so psycho
    Calim Gorn:Heh well this is Geralt and Meerin one on one, Calim is off attending to…. other matters
    Sachi:I mean, it doesn’t need a lot of modification…
    DM:heh oaky… yeah he says he’ll get to working on some wards with Mordin…. now that you have an idea of what kind of agents tehy use, the druids can probably get up some kind of barrier wards to protect Yuu.
    Or at least wanr them what’s going on.
    The druids fortunately have a lot f expereince working with spirits, so he should be in pretty good hands.
    Geralt:“Thank you Meerin. Could yo also see that a warrior be assigned to him for the teachign of the blade.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
    Sachi:(remember that? where everyone else would be casting spells and hacking away at each other while the two opposing psychics stood and grimaced at each other until one of them fell down)
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Indeed, though that particular weapon is not one any of us are all that familiar with.”
    Geralt:“He is completely unskilled. Just make sure he doesn’t accidentally strike the ground with it.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“It is a blade of Makoro annd their arts are different than ours.”
    Calim Gorn:(Heh, teach him the spear, it’s pretty close)
    Geralt:“Yes, however even basic handling would teach him some control of the blade.”
    DM:(heh, yeah Sachi, when I ran psi combat I always pictured it like both of them looked like they were super constipated and trying to force it out. with veins bulging out of thier heads)
    Calim Gorn:(I picture it like DBZ)
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Indeed, that is one weapon we don’t want to lose control over.”
    Geralt:“And don;t try to take it from him or wield it. Legend are not kind about those who have done so.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“The Great Dragons may not be the spirits of this land, but they are spirits we shall respect nonetheless.”
    Geralt:ok, you can introduce Ty, i think that covers most the details
    DM:So after leaving Hydra, did you want to go to Makoro to help Suzu or going to set course for Minotaur lands to help Viniira?
  • Aruvin continues work on whatever project is going…
    Sachi:(Hehe, the actual psionic combat rules were like purely mental I think, so it’s more like an early Gundam series where they start tripping balls)
    Geralt:is Leventa even still here with the battle?
    Calim Gorn:I definitely want to go help Suzu
    Sachi:(Like in the middle of a war zone)
    DM:Yeah Laventa returned here after the initial assault.
    Calim Gorn:Pretty sure when we voted before Suzu was second after taking care of Yuu lol
    Mina Beatrix Toress:Well mina has a nodachi same kind of sword, she can teach him the swordplay stuff if need be, well during downtime
    cant stick around forever to tutor him
    DM:So she can meet up wtih Calim. well technically she’dd be farther up for mostof the time but airships occasionally come here to refuel and restock since its the only real technical place within easy ragnge.
    yeah just making sure you didn’t change your mind.
    So Suzu it is?
    Calim Gorn:Yup
    Geralt:so it seems… maybe Vin will die and leave me free to be pursued by Sylara more….
    Calim Gorn:Yeah see, it’s not all bad
    Geralt:then i’ll just be haunted by her ghost… you were getting blown while i was getting killed by a earth demon… wooooo
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Beatrix Toress:then calim will kill her for you
    so you’ll have two ghosts fighing over you in spirtual battle
    DM:You set your course for the city of Oroyu.. seat of the Yoshinori Gozoku…
    Since you guys accomplished this mission really quickly…. basically you got there before any major battls have occured…
    Geralt:well Triss and Yen are b oth soreresses.. Sylara is a sorceress… hmmmm
  • Calim Gorn breathes a sigh of relief as the city comes into view, “It seems we aren’t too late, that’s good.”
    Geralt:yeah, Shani reappears in W3
    she is a sweetie too
    DM:Yeah I actually chose Shani in the first witcher game IIRC.
    Geralt:the medic
    DM:Yeah I haven’t played 3 yet.
    I was kinda disappointed you couldn’t sleep with the dragon chick in W2.
    Geralt:yeah, personally i didn;t care for Yen, maybe she loved Geralt in her own way but it always seemed like it was convenient for her… didn;t really want him lke Triss and Shani
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Yeah graphics upgrades did not treat her well.
    Kinda like those porn stars that looked hot before HD porn.
    heh… okay… yeah back to the game…
    As you’re aprpaoching the city of Oroyu you can see there’s another airship already landed in the docks… (they don’t use true airship docks, but just regular sea docks for normal ships, but airships ghaving the bottoms of ships, can land in water fine enoguh)
    Though they’re not particualrly good for actualyl sailing on water, having no real sails and just rotors.
    But water works fine to dock them.
    Calim Gorn:(What’s the affiliation of the other airship?)
    DM:The other airship has the distinctive logo of E-Tech industries.
    Calim Gorn:“Looks like that’s from Ellenya, must be the aid I asked her to send.”
    DM:Aruvin would be with them unloading the goods, basically Ellenya sent Aruvin to bring over her new prototype magitech armor… and to make sure it comes back without anyone trying to steal the tech.
    This is going to be a field test here in Makoro….
    A brief summary of the situationf or Aruvin… Makoro is pretty much an asian style land, simialr to medieval Japan.
    Aruvin:( clipboard in hand, Aurvin oversses the unloading process
    DM:One of the daimyos recently died and named his daughter his successor, which is hugely unpopular due to the fact that women have few rights in Makoro tradition, and making her Daimyo is an insult to her vassals, who promptly revolted.
    Calim basically talked Ellenya into sending some help for this feminist cause, as well as an opporutnity ot show off her new project, a cutting edge magitech armor she’s been trying to keep secret from her competition.
    It’s the first prototype of a magitech armor capable of true flight.
    Calim Gorn:Sweet
    DM:And naturally she doesn’t want it to fall into the hands of her competiton, there’s pretty minimal risk in Makoro since they for the most part reject magitech, and go with odler samurai tradition.
    However, such is the nature of cutthroat competiton that someone from Ronen or Rahseld might try to steal it… so she sent you to keep watch over it.
    While most Imbued were sent to the war, due to your relatiohnship with Ellenya, you were left out of direct wartime duties to help produce weapons for the current war with Tinigath (and the earth demons)
    Calim Gorn:(Also you’re supposed to keep it from hitting the ground if it tips over by catching it)
    DM:Your’e also there to report any bugs that may arise, and to effect reparis if it gets damaged.
    I’ll assume you have a passing knowledge of the other PCs, probably except Geralt, you may not know him all that well
    And they’d know a bit about you.
    So at this point I’ll give each of you a chance to givea little summary of your character so Ty knows a bit more about you guyhs (and you about him)
    Calim Gorn:Yeah what do we know about him exactly?
    DM:I’ll let him give some basic public info, then I’ll have you makesome rolls if you want some more indepth stuff.
    He’s an imbued from Scorpion band… basically he and Ellenya became friensd during training and partnered up.
    Aruvin:Aruvin stands just under six feet tall. He dresses in somewhat rugged practical wear, and is almost never seen in typical armor. He wears a mantle-like skystrike cloak with a pearly white thread outline of bir wings embroidered on the backand. , Of late, is seen bearing a Di Crystal
  • Aruvin is the third son of the mastermind behind the Elective Arcanarium merger. He is the only engineering savvy son, tho the other two are keen businessmen. He also has a yougner half-sister
    Aruvin:a few more tidbits here –
  • Aruvin is know as ‘The Crystal Weaver’ – he seems to have the ability to personally refine Aela in transient tho solid crystalline Aela
    Geralt:interesting bio…. crystal powers
  • Aruvin is also known for making progress is diminishing the erquire size of crystal based magitech
    Aruvin:required size…
    Calim Gorn:(Heh yeah, he’d fit well with Ellenya, her major claim to fame is producing charge crystals that are smaller than normal so that devices can be miniaturized or have more power)
    Geralt:“Hello, I’m Geralt – of the Hydra.”
    DM:Yeah basicalyl I retconned/elaborated that Aruvin is responsibel for making the mini crystals Ellenya uses in her tech
    Calim Gorn:(I’m assuming we basically run into each other on the docks?)
    DM:Yeah i just wanted to have everyone sumarize their char stuff first
    so Aruvin knows some stuff about you and what not
  • Calim Gorn is a young man with black hair and blue eyes and a slender build. He dresses in simple but finely tailored clothes, primarily black in color. A large pistol is holstered to his belt, along with a finely crafted dueling sword.
    Calim Gorn:Calim is part of the ruling family bloodline of House Gorn, fourth in line of succession
    DM:Since he’d know you as well, less about Geralt but everyone knows Calim and Mina he’d have heard about from Elelnya at some point
    Calim Gorn:He’s also known to have married princess Alyssa Toress and cemented an alliance between House Gorn and House Toress
    DM:Since Calim is married to the princess (aka the hottest girl on the planet)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:Mina’s a Toress bastard born to a past queen several generations ago, and was legitimized on said queens deathbed. The black sheep of the Toress family, she lives in Ronen where she served in the military and in intelligence operations in the past. She’s a Vampire, supposedly afflicted by a family curse on her father’s side, rumors abound about her, some say House Illuvian levied it.
    Calim Gorn:There are lots of rumors about him though because their relationship is apparently rocky
    Aruvin:one important distinction of the bio – I have it with his birth name, but since his split with fmaily company and joining e-tech, he just goes by his middle one.. so his full name isn’t exactly public knowledge
    Mina Beatrix Toress:She’s decked out in simple black leather armor over mithral chain along with a black cloak, giving her a sort of Victorian era look. A large looking katana hangs from one hip, and a chain flail the other. She also sports a few grenades and a pair of pistols. She looks like a classic toress, except her hair is silver with blonde highlights instead of the typical blonde. Her skin is very pale, and her crimson eyes look out from dark bruised looking eye sockets, and her red lips have a slight cyanotic purplish hue. She looks like a corpse, but a beautiful one. (Attractive 2)
    Calim Gorn:They don’t sleep together apparently and the princess is known to have had other lovers
    Geralt:ok, Geralt is a Witcher.. a hybrid mutation through a special Druidic process that enhances the senses and imbues with other abilities… along with being Imbued…. he is from Hydra clan in Yt.
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah Calim also has Attractive 2 so he’s pretty good looking, heh)
    Geralt:He carries two swords, one steel, the other silver for monsters. (More flavor than mechanical game function.) He has viper-like eyes, silver hair, and relatively pale skin
    DM:Yeah Calim is known to be really hot, though it’s suspected he might be gay, mostly cause he shows no attraction to his wife, princess Alyssa, who is super hot.
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Aruvin has Presence 0 and lack the Attractive advantage, so is mostly ordinary as far as such things go. He is somewhat broad-shouldered however
    Calim Gorn:Some people have taken to calling him “The Chaste Prince” since he apparently doesn’t bone his wife
    Geralt:Geralt has attractive 1, not as hot as Calim, but Calim still secretly wants him…. no joking…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:no homo you mean….
    DM:Anyway they’re just landing as you’re busy unloading.. so you until each other on the docks, assuming you want to approach
    Mina Beatrix Toress:or His Cuckship…
    as mina says
  • Calim Gorn approaches the E-Tech airship
    Calim Gorn:(We get any rolls to know Aruvin’s secret hidden stuff?)
  • Aruvin currently shows signs of neither arms nor armor.. just the jade avatar ‘sitting’ on his shoulder
    DM:heh yeah i’ll give you a knowledge poltiics, business or Ronen,
    If you have multiple add the ranks
    Geralt:if you’ve played the witcher games you know Geralt…. playing him loosely asa young Geralt prior to the vid games, since he is in his late teens
    Calim Gorn:lol nope
    I barely know who he is
    DM:Btw… Ty, I’m doingsomething with expertises whre instead of multiple rolkls, if more than one skill is relevant, I have people add up their ranks in the skills.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:I’ve heard of him from Ellenya i reckon
    I do business with her with magitech, and she’s another niece
    DM:So if you have say 3 ranks in exp (Ronen) and 3 ranks in business and it’s a ronen buisness you’d add 6 + your normal ability modifier and make one roll
    Yeah you’d know a ltitle of Ty’s backstory (I mean in generaly it’s hard to truly keep any kind of secret backstory as imbued, since Imbued are so few and are major stories)
    Aruvin:don’t think my 3 expertise skills have much overlao… Architecture, Sculpting and Magic
    DM:So you’d know he was originally the son of the owner of the Elective Arcanarium company. (one of the major partners of the Artificer’s guild)
    Aruvin:sounds liek mina would at leat have heard OF his sister, Angelica
    T can choose names for his three elder brothers ;)
    DM:heh yeah I’ll probably fill in detaisl there as they become more relevant.
    For now won’t be too much need yet, since you’re in Makoror, though the adventure will go back to Ronen at some point. We tend to jump around.
    have missions all over heh. So there’s some continent jumping involved.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Ah, one of Ellenya’s men. I remember you.”
  • Calim Gorn calls out as he approaches the airship, “Hail, it is good to see that Ellenya agreed to my request and sent you. What’s the situation here?”
    DM:Btw Arvuin is under orders to not show off the magitech armor until shortly before its used in battle, excpet in secret to whoever is piloting it.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I’m Mina, please to meet you.” she courtsies an old fashion habit
    DM:To maximize marketing impact.
    Geralt:“Hello, I’m Geralt – of the Hydra.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“She and I are of distant relations.”
    Aruvin:“Well, when it comes to the Toress ladies that particular phrase can have unintended meanings. We were in Scorpian Band together, casual friends, and I work under the E-tech banner. But I would say I’m one of her men.”
  • Calim Gorn chuckles
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Oh I’m aware of all her lovers.”
    Calim Gorn:“I am Calim of House Gorn, by the way. It’s a pleasure to meet you.”
    “You are Aruvin, correct?”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Not many really, she’s too busy with her nose in machinery.”
    Aruvin:% wouldn’t say
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“But that hasn’t stopped idiots from trying. You’d figure they’d bring her some magitech instead of flowers.”
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah Ellenya is notoriously anti-suitor btw)
    Aruvin:“That is correct. Should I be callign you Your Highness, Ser Gorn? Or somethign else?” * firm handshake *
    Calim Gorn:(Her mother has been trying to get her to marry for years with no results)
    DM:Heh yeah, Ellenya’s family has been pressuring her to get married, but it isn’t really her thing. She is a shameless flirt at times though.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“His Cuckship, is his official title.” she leers
  • Calim Gorn smirks, “Just Calim is fine.”
  • Calim Gorn gives Mina an odd look
    Aruvin:“AS for what’s gogin on? As you can see,” sweeping gesture, “Unloading.” he replies simply
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“My apologies, sweet Princeling.”
    Calim Gorn:“I see, so you only just got here yourself then?”
  • Geralt grins at the exchange between Mina and Calim
    DM:Yeah he recently arrived so his crew is busy unloading various supplies as the well as the magitech armor itself in a secure container.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“This the stuff you called in for Suzu?”
    Aruvin:“Pretty much yes.” glances over group, “I don’t suppose one of you is the pilot.” * slight emphasis on ‘the’
  • Mina Beatrix Toress says turning to Calim.
    DM:Commonly they’d move the armor itself off the ship… but instead they’re using other moving crews and cranes to move it off…
    Instead of using its own power.
    Calim Gorn:“I asked Ellenya to send some aid, yes… I’m not sure what exactly she sent though… She mentioned something about an experimental magitech armor?”
    DM:Which is generally against common protocol.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“What does she make that isn’t experimental?”
    “Hope it doesn’t explode and level the keep.”
    Calim Gorn:“As for the pilot, no, she’s up there.”
  • Calim Gorn points to the Yoshinori keep
    Aruvin:“SHE doesn’t, really. The company produces units of refined deisgns.”
    DM:You can see in the dsitance a group of samurai coming towards your group from the city…. at their head is a dark haired woman dressed in lighter battle gear… you’d recognize her (at least those with knowledge poltiics or Makor) as Megumi Yoshinori, the new Daimyo.
    Actually I just realized I need to find a token image for her, I remember I had one before, but Sef wanted to reclaim it for someone else.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Looks like the welcoming party.”
    yeah i want to use that one for an npc
    Calim Gorn:“Heh, Daimyo Yoshinori herself is coming down, impressive.”
    DM:So one sec while I find a new one.
    Calim Gorn:(Nice, yeah… Though I think she uses a bow IIRC?)
    (But she’s probably got a sword too)
    DM:Right now she’s just got a sword… but she may study multiple things..
    She was the first Imbued female to be allowed in training from Makoor, normally their tradition forbids it.. but her father started to enforce more progresive policies in his lands
    allowing her to train.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:
    DM:And also ending slavery of females, and allowing them various rights.
  • Aruvin admonishes potentially staring labor crew. “Don’t drop that while you’re gawking.”
    DM:SHe’s a beautiful woman… with an ornate katana on her back.
  • Calim Gorn bows respectfully as Megumi approaches
    DM:With long dark hair blowing in the wind as she approaches… though her gaze seems to have the look of some force to it. Clearly she isn’t the typical woman of Makoro
    Mina Beatrix Toress:
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Just one magitech armor?”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:two swords, like the yoshinori heirlooms
    DM:Looks at what’s being unloaded and seems a bit disappointed, probably expecting more in the wayo f tehcnical help
    Calim Gorn:“And three Imbued.”
    Aruvin:“Lady Daimyo,” head bow, “I honestly wasn’t expecting to see you in person at this early stage of things.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I am thankful for your help. Though a bit surprised why you’d care about affairs in Makoro.”
    “My place is here with my people and the enemy will launch their first attack anytime now.”
    “They’re demanding I step down, and that isn’t going to happen.”
    Calim Gorn:“I come on behalf of my bandmate who asked for my help. I managed to convince my friends to tag along.”
    Aruvin:“Far as I known, the whole deal was based on a request from him,” thumbs at Calim
  • Calim Gorn nods, “And yes, I requested them as well.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:(looks to Calim, Geralt and Aruvin) “You are here to fight I hope? We’re going to need all the help we can get.”
    Calim Gorn:“Of course.”
    “I am at your service, Yoshinori-sama.”
    Aruvin:“As for the ‘just one’ thought. You’re thinking of the magictech armors of the past. As you’ll soon see, THIS is a significant upgrade.”
  • Calim Gorn goes out of his way to show proper deference
  • Mina Beatrix Toress bows politely.
    Geralt:“Hopefully we can resolve this without a fight. But yes we are here to help.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I offer my sword as well.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress unsheaths her sword and presents herself.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Then I’m pleased to have you lord Gorn.”
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori looks to Geralt for a moment…
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“We’re not going to resolve this without a fight, I can promise you that.”
    Aruvin:“I can don the armor if required, but was under the impression a selection for that honor had already been amde?” looks questioningly at Daimyo and group
    Geralt:“Perhaps with a show of power, great bloodshed can be avoided.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, as I told Ellenya… The Magitech armor is for Suzu.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“These are the lands of Makoro…. perhaps in your lands you settle differences like this without a battle, but you’ll not see peaceful resolution here. You’d have better luck negotiating with earth demons.”
    Aruvin:“Keen-minded, agile?” he questions Calim
  • Calim Gorn nods… “Her forcefulness leaves a bit to be desired, but she is very skilled with Magitech, and I think she’s really grown into her own.”
    Geralt:“Well…..”, Geralt leaves it at that.
    DM:You can spot Suzu’s small figure stanbding behind the samurai a bit, not stepping forward but obviously meeting eyes iwth Geralt and Calim noticing you, but too polite to run forward yet.
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori looks to Mina.
    Calim Gorn:“Ah… Actually, there she is right now.”
  • Calim Gorn smiles and waves
    Geralt:seeing how he has successfully negotiated with earth spirits
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I can’t say i know you… you don’t seem to be Imbued.”
  • Mina Beatrix Toress smirks at Geralt knowing they did just that.
    DM:Yeah you don’t think she actuallyknew about you negotiating with the earth demons and it as merely ironic she said that
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“No, my lady I am not.”
    “I am Mina Beatrix Bloodthorne, of House Toress.”
    “I am a sworn sword of Calim and Geralt.”
    “And a servant to Queen Cheisa.”
    “I am here unofficially in that capacity however.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“A fair wanring, the foes you’ll be figthing out there will care little for your name. I can give you one peice of advice. If given the choice between capture and death Lady Toress… choose death.”
    “What you will see here will make even a Witcher redefine monster.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“What is dead….may never die.” she replies with a bow
    Calim Gorn:“It seems your vassals are quite irate then.”
    Aruvin:* while the others chat up the Daimyo, Aruvin walks over to the large crate and does something perhaps surprising.. he reaches right throught the crate without disturbing its structure, and pulls out a large notebook of sorts, then moves over to the ‘Suzu’ the group pointed out
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“That is an understatement… at the very least they’ll show you quarter Lord Gorn. At least the more sensible ones should.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Do your enemies bleed, my lady?”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“In a way your death may be the best chance we’ve got of winning this war…. it’d force Queen Cheisa’s hand to pick a side.”
    Aruvin:“I understand you’ll be our pilot. Might as well start reading up on some the the specifics.”
  • Suzu Ueno nods shyly at Aruvin.
  • Calim Gorn smirks… “No offense, Daimyo, but I hope I won’t be giving my life to your cause.”
    Suzu Ueno:“Yeah… I’ll be piloting it. I was trained in Emerald Band.”
    DM:Suzu looks over at Calim and Geralt, mostly Calim you think, clearly havinga n attachment to those two.
    Though she does remain to talk to Aruvin being poltice about it.
    Geralt:“Hello Suzu, it is nice to see you again, though I wish under better conditions.”
    “I’m pleased you have found your place though.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“I’m not asking you to sacrifice yourself. I was just making sure you udnrstood what we were getting into.”
  • Calim Gorn nods, “Of course.”
    Aruvin:“Good, I’m instructions that you an I are the only ones allowd access until just prior to its first battel deployment.”
    Calim Gorn:“I did not come here lightly or on a whim.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:(to Mina) “:And yes, they’ll bleed, but only if you can cut them.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“A straight fight would be nice for a change.”
    “I tire of court intrigue and politics.”
    DM:As Geralt approaches Suzu she bows to him.
    Suzu Ueno:“It is nice to see you again Geralt. I was worried when I heard that you were chasing after the last member of the Saidai.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Good, because this is no training exercise.”
    Aruvin:"Lady Daimyo, do you have a plan in place for when you wish to deploy the Armor? I’d like miss Suzu to go thru some calibration testing beforehand.’
  • Calim Gorn approaches Suzu as well once he’s finished talking to Megumi
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Splendid.”
    Geralt:“Yes, we are fine Suzu.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Simplicity, it’s a nice change.”
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“Yeah we’ve prepared some rooms in the back of the castle for technology, it’s where we repair most of our other magitech armor.. though our supply isn’t as great as I’d like.”
    Geralt:“We came as soon as we could.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Enough bureaucrats and senators, and lords and ladies.”
    Calim Gorn:“Greetings, Suzu. It’s good to see you again. I came as soon as I could.”
    Aruvin:“I’ll see what I can do to speed along your other repairs,” he offers.
    Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori:“If you could help with the repairs, we’ve already lost quite a few to their initai sabotage by the Mahou Tsukai.”
    “Suzu as soon as you’re done with the reunion I want you to go with Aruvin and start training.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Sounds like something Geralt could help you with.”
    “They’re witches afterall.”
    Suzu Ueno:“Yes Daimyo.”
  • Suzu Ueno’s eyes light up as Calim apporaches.
    Calim Gorn:(Calim can help with repairs too heh)
    Aruvin:“No time liek the present then, if we’ve your leave?” he gestures to transport crew
    Suzu Ueno:“i’m glad you came Calim.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:notice me sempai!
    Calim Gorn:lol
    “How have you been faring here? Is all well? Other than the whole civil war bit, I mean…”
  • Daimyo Megumi Yoshinori nods to Aruvin.
    Geralt:i can be your love slave if you will do but take me….
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah Suzu totally wants him)
    DM:Yeah it’s pretty easy to see Suzu is lovestruck with Calim’s handsome knight in shining armor appearance.
    She’s a bit too shy to hug him but a part of her probably does want to…
  • Aruvin leaves other to their reunion for a time and guides the transport team with armor and support gear to designated area
    DM:Though she’s very shy and reserved. Though her time here has changed her somewhat, as she’s carrying a shock pistol at her side… a normally forbidden practice for a girl of Makoro.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah I keep waiting for her to snap and be like “WHY WON’T YOU LOVE ME?!”)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:she will turn out to be x100 crazier than laventa
    DM:Hopefully this iteration of Calim will kick the Yandere affliction that hit the last one.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:will resurrect Sef to summon meteor
    to get back at you
    Suzu Ueno:“Yeah it’s been great here… until recently.”
    “Daimyo Yoshinori treats me well.”
    Calim Gorn:“That’s good to hear. Hopefully we can resolve this trouble and keep moving in a positive direction.”
    “You and she will be great examples to the rest of Makoro.”
  • Suzu Ueno nods.
    Suzu Ueno:“With you here we can do anything.”
    “You showed me how much potetntial I have.”
  • Calim Gorn grins, “It’s good to hear that level of confidence coming from you, keep it up.”
    Calim Gorn:“But remember not to let it get out of hand too.”
    Suzu Ueno:“I’m sorry but I should be getting to the magitech hangar to train with the new armor.”
    Calim Gorn:(Senpai’s Smile: Power Level 300% increase)
  • Calim Gorn nods, “Of course. We’ll have time for catching up more later.”
  • Suzu Ueno smiles.
    Suzu Ueno:“Yeah.”
    DM:Meanwhilea t the magitech hangar.. one of the samurai leads Aruvin there… (he gets there before Suzu since she stopped a bit ot talk to Calim)
    The place is an odd conversion from an asian castle to a more modernized magitech locale… wher you can see lighnting lamps and secure dooras and locks have replaced some of the old-Makoro style castle.
    Giving an odd clash of styles here…. they tried to decorate it a bit but it didn’t work all that well.. you can see they’re dtechnicians are pretty understaffed with only a couple that you can see working on their total of 6 magitech armors…. many of which seem out fo commission..
    Aruvin:“Alright, place the main crate over.. there. I’ll start looking at what gear needs repair until miss Suzu arrives. Once she does, I’ll need everyone else to vacate the area. No audience for the testing.”
    DM:Another girl peeks her head out from behind one of the other armors, and you recognize her as a feellow magitech engineer from Ronen…
    Her name is Sayuri Lastrium,and she’s known for being one of the youngest (and mundane) inventors out thre… being a sort of prodigy of magitech even being unimbued…
    Calim Gorn:(lol how’d Sayuri end up here)
    DM:Her most famous invention was the Yuri-com a somewhat minuturized Aela comunicatior that canb e worn on the helmpet and good for short range, before that… they were too bulky to be in anything other than magitech armor and vehicles.
    Sayuri Lastrium:“Hey is that Ellenya’s new magitech armor?”
    DM:Sayuri is half-Tai (Tai is basicalyl the name of the asian race)… you know her father was of Makoro, and mother was from Ronen, an imbued from Ronen that is.
    Some of the other techs are starting to leave as you say that… though Sayuri remains at least for now, carefully trying to look at the crate that’s carrying it.
    Aruvin:“Sayuri,” he nods in greeating. While approaching the most intact armor under repair “Astra, start a schematic scan of the Aela pathways.” AS both he and the Di Crystal have eidetic memorie, Astra can ‘whisper’ design details while he has other conversations
    DM:Asrta’s little avatar appears on Aruvin’s shoulder.
    Aruvin:“You’ll find out for certain when the Diayamo has it deployed.” she replies to her
    Astra:“I am standing by for its first activation, I’ll be monitoring any issues that may arise.”
    Sayuri Lastrium:“Can I take a peek?”
  • Sayuri Lastrium looks up at Aruvin, with innocent looking but excited eyes.
    DM:Sayuri is btw about 16-17 years old.
    Aruvin:“Certainly. But then you’ll have to replace miss Suzu out on the battelfield with it.” he semi-teases
    Calim Gorn:(lol don’t tell her that, she’ll go for it)
    Aruvin:“Somehow, I’m not sure yu coudl make it move.. bad luck that.”
    Sayuri Lastrium:“Well I mostly just fix em, Suzu is a better pilot than me.”
    Aruvin:“Then you’ll have to wait for the grand reveal liek everyone else.”
    Sayuri Lastrium:“But I’m Suzu’s best friend! I can keep a secret.”
    Aruvin:“All you need to do than is call Lady Ellanya and get her to tell me she gave you permission.”
    Geralt:no, this is week 28
  • Aruvin has been looking over local armor in need of repair while talking
    Sayuri Lastrium:"Oh.. "
    DM:Suzu arrives at this time as well…
    Sayuri Lastrium:“He won’t let me see the magitech armor Suzu. Tell him I’m trustworthy.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Suzu Ueno:“You can trust Yuri. She’s been a good friend through all of this.”
  • Aruvin moves over to large crate, and motions Suzu to join him there…
    Sayuri Lastrium:“If you show it to me, I’ll let you borrow my crystal massager prototype to try out on Astra…”
  • Astra eyes perk up a bit.
    Aruvin:“Oh, I’ll belive you, but there are any number of reasons why she’ll just have to wait.”
    Suzu Ueno:“Okay… could you just wait outside Sayuri.. I’ll meet up with you later.”
    Aruvin:* once Suzu is by the crate, Aruvin will lay one hand on the crate and one on Suzu’s arm. Within moments, the create is fully transluscent to Suzu while till opaque to Sayuri.
    “You can start eyballing how the actual design compares to what you’ve seen, " he tells Suzu
    Suzu Ueno:“I’ve never seen anything like this’s like a completely different design.”
    Aruvin:“That’s why they call it a prototype.” small smile
    DM:Sayuri reluctantly waits outside.. calling to a small helper that turns out to be Fennec Fox with a toolbelt/harness fastened around its body.
    Calim Gorn:(Heh, Megumi and Aruvin were actually in the same band together)
    DM:The fox follows Yuri out of the room.
    Calim Gorn:(Along with Ellenya)
    DM:Oh right… yeah you’d have trained with Megumi. that’s a godo point I forogt about that heh.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:wtf is a fennec fox
    related to fox mulder?
    Calim Gorn:It’s a white fluffy super cute fox
    Mina Beatrix Toress:he capitalized it like a name lol
    thought it was a person
    Sayuri Lastrium:
    Calim Gorn:Well some of them are normal fox color
    DM:that’s a fennec fox.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:extended hearing 10
    Calim Gorn:
  • Aruvin looks to Astra “Does it look like the space is clear of Life other than Suzu and I?” (Astra has Life Sense within her visual range… Aruvin can walk around a bit for the ‘scan’
    Astra:“Yes, it appears to be clear of anything emitting Aela, Mana or Nuumian.”
    “Though my accuracy may not be 100% reliable if many of the legends of ninjas are to be beleived.”
    Aruvin:“Very good.” he head nods to the crate. The box shaped outline Suzu coudl still see literally evaporates
    “Alright then, lets run the calibrations and see if you can get it to stand up”
  • Suzu Ueno starts looking it over, doing a circle around it trying to figure out how it opens…
    Calim Gorn:(I think he basically just evaporated the crate and revealed the armor)
    Aruvin:(as she looks) “These things have manuals for a reason.” nods tothe book he gave her earlier
    DM:The magitech suit btw stands 12 ft tall, appearing a bit more lightly armored and lighter in general than even the Pandroan magitech armor, it has no built in weaponry but does have hands capable of wielding weapons, the weapons systems are in separate crates, as Ellenya produced various rifles for it..
    Unforunattely the high powered sniper beam cannon has yet to be fully finished.
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Suzu Ueno nods.
    Calim Gorn:Won’t be a problem as long as we aren’t fighting Ramiel
    Suzu Ueno:“Oh.. okay I should probably read this stuff first…”
    DM:The magitech armor has painted on it the name “AIrButser” which is only vaguely readable, becuase Ellenya hated the anme one of her techs gave it and decided to have it erased.
    Leaving only a barely faded label.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    There is a flying Gundam called Airmaster
    DM:Ellenya herself was struggling over naming it, and hadn’t come up witha proper name for it yet.
  • Aruvin will spend time with Suzu going over operating details, the specs on the weapons, and how firing them might affect the armor’s balance (in case some have a recoil effect)
    DM:As such it’s just been designated Prototype Unit Zero.
    Yeah first tihng you should probably mention to her is the flight system he, since that’s the most new to it…
    So I’d probably assume you’d start there..
    Calim Gorn:
    DM:The manual btw isn’t really 100% complete and consists a lot of Ellenya’s notes translated by various Di crystals and not all that organized well yet.
    Aruvin:“Main thing to study in detail are the flight systems.” he tosse sout somewhat casually
    Suzu Ueno:“Flight systems?”
  • Suzu Ueno’s eyes widen.
    DM:Meanwhile.. back at Geralt and Calim..
    The daimoy has arranged for you to get quarters at the castle and deaprted to handle other matters unless you want ed to ask her anymore … and you were wandering about trying to find your quarters…
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah Ellenya has Eidetic Memory too so she keeps a lot of the design details in her head)
    Aruvin:“Yes, flight systems. You’d heard of skystrike cloaks right? Like mine.. well not Quite like Mine.. but you’ve heard of them? The P U Z is capable of sustained flight rather than gliding”
    DM:Yeah heh, I figure the manual was pretty rapidly typed out by one of her assistants and such, since she’s not the most organized inventor.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Vivian trying to keep up as Ellenya rattles off random details
    Suzu Ueno:“Sustained flight?”
  • Suzu Ueno looks at the armor with wonder, running her hand along the side.
    Geralt:nothing more for her from me
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’m good with finding quarters for now
    DM:Meanwhile.. outside.. as Geralt and Calim are making thier way back.. tehy run into a familiar face…
    Aita Inari:“So I bet you’re regretting disbanding my little army now.”
    Geralt:“Is this your doing?”
    Aruvin:“It’ll take some getting used to. The dsign principle is based on releasing powerful air jets out of the boots with stabilizing elements controlled by your hand movements…” (just gogin with iron man basic if thats correct =D )
    Calim Gorn:“Aita?”
    DM:Remember Ait was the one who organized the daiyosei, as a raiding force, since they were scared of the Oni, that you later slew.
    Calim Gorn:(lol yeah they were raiding that one village and stuff)
    DM:heh yeah, i thas some thrust underneath, adn some rear thruster sand such. heh. but yeah it’s pretty similar.
    Geralt:right, the oni was forcing them to bring gifts right?
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah heh)
    Suzu Ueno:“Wow….”
    Aruvin:“Still soem altitude testing to go through, so I would fly too high if I were you.”
    Aita Inari:“My doing? You referring to the Daimyo dying, or the whole vassal revolt?”
    Geralt:“The revolt.”
    Aita Inari:“Or are you referring to the Earth demons?”
    Calim Gorn:“I wouldn’t expect her to side with the vassals…”
    Aita Inari:“Yeah, I am a girl you know.”
    Geralt:"Neither would I, being female and all.’
    “But you never know who is being mean to you again.’
    Aita Inari:”Well oprobably the big army massing ready to come in here and take us all as slaves?"
    DM:This is kinda unusual since she’s actually a vassal of the Makenki, so this really isn’t her fight.
    Geralt:“So what brings you to us Aita?”
    “I suppose you have a point with your introduction.”
    Calim Gorn:“Fighting for a greater cause for once?”
    Aita Inari:“I’m fighting on your side this time. I got one question for you.. well technically for him…”
  • Aita Inari looks at Calim.
    Aita Inari:“So where’s Alyssa?!”
  • Calim Gorn raises an eyebrow
    Calim Gorn:“Heh… The Queen put her under house arrest.”
    DM:heh nope, never actally heard of that one
    Calim Gorn:“Something about being upset about her going into dangerous situations… Fine for her husband though.”
    DM:I’m not a versed in anime as Tab and Sachi.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:I just know some basic anime stuff.
    like sempais and yandere.
    Geralt:she and the princess had a romp in the hot springs while we had to go risk life and limb slaying an oni
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah
    Suzu Ueno:“Can I get inside?”
    Aita Inari:“What about that other Templar girl?”
    “Anise something…”
  • Calim Gorn shrugs
  • Aruvin checks a few things, “Yes, I believe we’re ready for the first fitting calibrations.”
    Calim Gorn:“On some Templar duty or other. There’s a war in Tinigath against the Earth Demons after all.”
    Astra:“Prelimnary examination seems to show no damage during transport.”
    Aita Inari:“So you’re basically telling me you didn’t bring anyone hot with you?”
    Aruvin:“Theres one worry down.”
    Calim Gorn:“Well we brought along a vampire if you’re into that sort of thing. She’s a Toress too. Cousin to Alyssa or something.”
    DM:Mina btw is kinda off exploring on her own or what not since I dunno where Sef’s at. heh.
    So I’m assuming Mina’s off the scene for a bit,.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:im here
    Geralt:“Not this time. Not anyone for you to seduce at least.”
    Aita Inari:“Hmm…. a vampire… usually I like to do the biting.”
    “is she a hot vampire?”
    Geralt:ok, i guess we are just going to tell her all
  • Calim Gorn motions towards Mina standing behind them, “Judge for yourself.”
    DM:heh okay wee’ll assume Mina just caught up.
    Aita Inari:“Ooo…. yeah she’ll do. She reminds me of the one time I played a prank on this really arrogant Atama’s son…”
    Calim Gorn:“Mina, meet Aita. Aita, meet Mina.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:is she in human form or fox form?
    DM:She’s human form
  • Mina Beatrix Toress bows politely.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Hello.”
    Aita Inari:“Hey, I’m Inari Aita. Or as the Toress might be more familiar, Aita Inari.”
  • Aita Inari gives a bow.
    Calim Gorn:“Shes an… old acquaintance of Alyssa’s…”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I apologize, I’m not familiar with that name. Pleased to meet you either way.”
    “Ah, I see.”
    “I’ll give the princess your regards next time I see her.”
    Aita Inari:“I’d say more than an aquantaince…”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I see, that kind of aquaintance.”
    Aita Inari:“I know her real well, and her little templar friend…. I know em both if you get my meaning.”
    “both of them, at the same time.”
  • Aita Inari smiles mischeivously.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Yes, I believe I understand your sexual innuendo.” she says deadpan
    “I’m not familiar with this templar you speak of, I’m afraid.”
    Aita Inari:“You been feeding off some samurai here? I sense a lack of a sense of humor.”
    Calim Gorn:“Nah that’s normal for her.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Don’t care for Templar too much, bunch of zelous cunts drunk of self righteousnous.”
    Aita Inari:“Hmm… zealous cunt.. guess that was pretty accurate description…”
    DM:So asuming Aruvin is taking Suzu off to a more isalted area to practice?
  • Aruvin runs Suzu through some ‘piloting’ tests, making sure they stop at a some point to give Suzu enough time to be flly rested for the Battle (if its going to be the next day – other wise until it gets to be around meal time)
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Or maybe it was jealous cunt?”
    “There’s so many.”
    Aita Inari:“Nah she was okay with sharing.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“So are you one of the Imbued who wasn’t allowed to train on Aylanae?”
    DM:Heh yeah you got a day or two to get practice in anyway.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Or one of megumi’s handmaidens perhaps?”
    DM:They don’t expect to get attacked just yet.
    Calim Gorn:(Soon reports come in of a strange mechanical dragon flying near the keep)
    Aita Inari:“I’m not a handmaiden.. the maid outfit is a disguise to throw people off.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Oh thats what its for?”
    “I carry around a vampire disguise to scare away people sometimes.”
    Calim Gorn:“I always wondered why a Makoran would wear something Rahseldian in nature…”
    Aruvin:* its entirely possible someone will notice Aruvin single handedly draging around a crate big enough to encase the 12 foot magietech armor— ona wheeled cate thingy— all by himself
    DM:hehe… yeah they might see you leaving as they’re apporaching the castle.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:an engineer that doesnt need cranes and winches/pulleys
    just hulks everything into position
    Aita Inari:“Well as a part kitsune I have to maintain an aura of mystery.”
    “Keep my enemy guessing.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“I was wondering why I smelled something.”
    “Can’t say I’ve met any kitsune before, interesting.”
    DM:Suzu gets some practice in with the magitech armor.. tkaing it slow at first, but the fllight systems seem to be working perfectly for now…
    And she’s a quick study with it.. not entirely a natural but still she learns quick.
    Aita Inari:“You might have, and not known it.”
    “Us kitsune can be tricky.”
    Mina Beatrix Toress:“Yes, true I suppose.”
    proceed with someone else T, im getting pretty tired
    DM:heh okay… yeah I was gonna wrap up the session prolyl pretty soon anyway.
    Mina Beatrix Toress:dont waste time on me, bout time to stick a fork in me for tonight
    DM:Unless there wa spressing stuff Geralt or GCalim wanted to do,.
    And finish up the scene with Ty.
    Calim Gorn:Nah I’m good
    DM:But after that figure we’ll stop for the night.
    Calim Gorn:Gonna basically just find my quarters and practice for the upcoming slaughterfest
    Though I will go repair some Magitech armors at some point
    Lend a hand and such
    DM:heh okay.
    Calim Gorn:Whenever the super secret testing isn’t going on
    Technically I could pilot one too, I have some skill in it, heh
    DM:Yeah you find that the magitech armor seems to be experiencing a bunch of failures, as if they were eing repaired by incompetent tecfhnicians who weren’t servicing em with regular maintenance.
    Suzu brings the suit down for a somewaht rough but acceptable landing…
    Calim Gorn:“Man… Who’s been working on this stuff…”
  • Aruvin calls he back in before flying around goes Too thrilling. and has he walk the way back while he reboxes and drags the armor. “Have someone check you over for signs of muscle strain and deep bruising. We’ll get back to it tomorrow.”
    Suzu Ueno:“I’ll just have to ward this thing before the battle… they’ve been using magic to sabotage the other armor.”
    Calim Gorn:Luckily I have no need for sleep or food so I can fix the stuff up through the night if need be
    Suzu Ueno:“Oh I heal quickly as an imbued, I had it way worse in training.”
    “I used to be afraid of fighting and getting hurt… but Calim and Geralt encouraged me to learn to fight.”
    Aruvin:then calim is likely to be there when Aruvin single handedly brings the new apparantly Still boxed armor back to the facilities
    DM:Yeah heh.
  • Calim Gorn glances up from his work on one of the Magitech armors, his clothes covered in oil and dirt as he holds a tool in one hand
    Suzu Ueno:“Ooo Calim.”
  • Suzu Ueno smiles as she sees Calim waiting in the magitech hangar for her.
    Calim Gorn:lol, not waiting specifically for her, I’m working =P
    DM:Don’t kill her dream man.
    Aruvin:“Oh I understandm” he replis to Suzu. “But these thigns are also Aela powered. Still need to be careful on how its mechanical systems might affect your biological ones.”
  • Calim Gorn waves “Aren’t you going to help him?”
  • Calim Gorn says that kind of jokingly
    Suzu Ueno:“Yeah a mundane pilot would probably get killed by the Aela release… but since I’m imbued I should be fine.”
    DM:Suzu btw runs over to calim when she gets back to the hangar.
    Suzu Ueno:“Hey.. you don’t have to work, you’re going to be tired for the fight and it’s getting late…”
  • Calim Gorn chuckles
    Calim Gorn:“I don’t need sleep, remember?”
    Suzu Ueno:“Yeah but you can still get tired if you overwork…”
    “Maybe I could make you something to eat, like I did back in Aylanae?”
    DM:Even Aruvin can tell the little girl is pretty much lovestruck with Calim-sempai.
    Aruvin:“What do you think, Astra. His Mana flow look adequate for not being tired over this work?”
    Calim Gorn:“Well… I don’t really need to eat either, but I did enjoy your cooking. Shouldn’t you be resting yourself though? I’m sure if the mood strikes me I can get a servant to prepare something.”
    Astra:“Difficult to say… I would like to at this time repeat a reminder that you gave me to tell you to upgrade my sensor systems for more detailed feedback.”
    DM:Her sensors don’t have the analytical extra so it’s kinda hard for her to give too muhc detailed data beyond just detecting general stuff.
    Aruvin:“Yeah, once we’ve finished this project we’ll get that analysis upgrade into yoru sensor array.”
  • Calim Gorn tries to turn her down gently, without hurting her feelings
    Suzu Ueno:“I’ll be okay, I was just piloting a magitech armor… it wasn’t like I was walking around…”
    DM:She clearly is a bit tired though despite claiming not to be…
    Calim Gorn:“Remember what I told you earlier about not letting your confidence get the better of you.”
  • Calim Gorn smiles
    Suzu Ueno:“Well this might be our only chance before the ….”
    DM:She doesn’t finish, obviously worried about the battle…
    If she was captured, she’d probably be almost immediately turned into some kind of sex slave….
    Aruvin:“Miss Suzu, piloting puts an entirely different kind of strain on your body. Even an imbued will find themselves stiff and sore come mornign without proper rest”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Calim Gorn:“I’ve got a little piloting experience myself, so I know what’s involved. You should get some rest.”
    “Don’t worry about me, or the battle. You need to be at your best.”
    Suzu Ueno:“Well okay… but it’s no rpboelm really…”
  • Suzu Ueno seems a bit disappointed despite her tired state.
    Calim Gorn:“How about I escort you to your quarters as a consolation prize?”
    Aruvin:“Scoot young lady. Just imagine what your Daiymo would say if it seemed liek you were shirking your duty”
  • Calim Gorn smirks, “Yes, Megumi seemed rather fiery. Was she like that during your training, Aruvin?”
  • Suzu Ueno hangs her head down at Aruvin’s statement.. clearly a bit ashamed
    Aruvin:btw – if calim was keen eyed enough when Aruvin came in pullign the armor, he’d have noticed a minor visual effect from Aruvin’s enhanced state….
    Suzu Ueno:“You’re right Aruvin, I should not have let my own selfishness get in the way of my duty.”
    Calim Gorn:Heh, he doesn’t have any special vision other than Darkvision so he probably wouldn’t notice unless it was like readily apparent
    Aruvin:it’d be ratehr visible, just possibly needing a perception to really understand what was seen
    “Megumi is Megumi” he ansers Calim simply
    DM:And yeah Megumi was always one of those people that was trying to rpove she was as good as any man, so she trained twice as hard as most of the rest of the band.
  • Calim Gorn nods
    DM:And was eager to accept challenges. Though she had the skil to back up her enthusiasm.
    Calim Gorn:“Come on, I’ll take you to your room, then Aruvin and I can both get some rest. How’s that sound?”
    DM:Being pretty much the model student that everyone was annoyingly compared to.
    She was a real overachiever.
    Fortaunteyl her lack of strong Aela magic at the very least let the magic users of the group off the hook for criticsm… but she was still an odd blend of Aela magic, mana sword techniques and just general fighting prowess.
    Her styl e is an odd blend of Rahseldian swordplay mixed with Makoro samurai techniques.
    Along with timely elven magic to provide minor enhancmeents
  • Aruvin shakes his head a bit as the ‘star-sruck’ young woman leaves with the one married to the crown princess (of sorts)
    Calim Gorn:(Heh Alyssa is actually second in line behind her older sister, but yeah)
    (It’s probably pretty obvious that Calim is trying to gently keep Suzu at arm’s length… What’s the deal with the dude and not wanting to let beautiful girls throw themselves at him…?)
    DM:Yeah heh.
    Well Suzu is pretty but not as hot as the princess you’r3e married to.
    Calim Gorn:(lol, well still, he could totally have her if he wanted)
    DM:It’s tough to compare the two, since the princess basically has hotness as a superpower.
    heh yeah
  • Aruvin logically deduces two possibilities – Claim is not interested in woman at all (which does not necessarily mena he like men) OR he is some keen on one specific unknown woman that others simply do not compare in his mind’s eye
    DM:He could be into bestiality….
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Due to Mina you cuold probably ruel out necrophilia.
    anyway figure we’ll wrap up and stop for tonighht, and next time we’ll do the first of your battles here in Makoro.
    Calim Gorn:So anyway yeah I’ll basically escort Suzu back to her quarters, give her a nice walk through the castle and such with a platonic good night at the end
    DM:Possibly with the aid of Sachi’s character if she’s done.
    hehe yeah, I didn’t figure Calim was gonna get seduced.
    He’s apparently learned from his last incarnations mistakes…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Then I’ll go back to finishing up on the Magitech Armor I was working on and then get some rest
    Or whatever passes for rest for me
Session Log 26

DM:Yuu Saidai gains a hero point.
Yuu Saidai gains a hero point.
Calim Gorn:lol
Does that mean he’s a good guy now? =P
DM:Nah. heh that’s jsut his DM pool of hero points for being a main character.
Calim Gorn:Heh
DM:Basically minions get crap, minor characters get 1 and major charcters get 2.
Calim Gorn:lol
DM:He’s got an artifact sword, so… he gets 2 :P
Most named NPCs will just get 1 though
save for archmagi, rulers, etc.
Calim Gorn:Heh
DM:And probably evil Sef if he ever gets his memories back and tries to meteor everyone
Calim Gorn:Haha yeah
You should set up a graveyard for this game like Yurath
Toss Laaza in there and a few others
Calim Gorn:Have a grave for “alternate universe Sylara”
DM:yeah I’l probably do that at some point
hopefully her being alive won’t cause paradox effects.
Calim Gorn:lol yeah
Also I totally bet it’s fucking Hamidar that sold out my secret to Illuvian… But maybe that’s just what they want me to think, he’s the obvious culprit… Hmm
I was always good to you Hamidar, I didn’t call you a freak or look at you funny like the others did, does that mean nothing to you man
I mean you don’t ev en know if it is Illuvian (though they probably do know… cause they’re Illuvian…)
Calim Gorn:lol
DM:Darien Gorn tried to warn you.
Calim Gorn:I’m guessing nobody knows anything about Illuvian’s operatives or anything?
DM:G is gonna be late apparently today, so you’re gonna have to run Geralt for the fight.
Calim Gorn:Oh lovely
DM:Well tehy know House Garaz works closely with them.
Calim Gorn:Yeah but like as far as their field operatives and shit goes
Like oh yeah these guys are totally an Illuvian spec ops squad because they’re dressed like it or whatever
DM:hehe… yeah nobody really knows what they look like. WHich brings about the obvious conspiracy theories.
Since they could be anybody concievably. Some people think they might work thorugh black Ops mercs.
Calim Gorn:Heh yeah
DM:Il’l give you a knowledge (Rahseld) roll on that potentially. heh. Though it’s gonna bea pretty high DC to know more than conspiracy theories :P
Calim Gorn:lol
Sefiros:house illuvian?
Calim Gorn:Well there’s a nat 19
Yeah I was asking if there’s anything known about Illuvian’s field operatives
Who they are, what they dress like, etc
Mina Toress:House Garaz :-p
Calim Gorn:lol yeah
Mina Toress:wheres hamidar when you need him
DM:Pretty much most of what you’ve heard about Illuvian doesn’t involve direct field operatives so much as spies. They’re not known for doing direct military operations (or at least they’ve never got caught). For the most part they’re associated with strange curses and afflictions, incurable by knwon magic.
Mina Toress:prolly under one of those helms
DM:Where they’ll tend to black mail people over them.
Calim Gorn:So basically if these guys are Illuvian they’ve never been caught before
DM:Since their primary power is a magical one, supposedly ruled by a House of powerful sorcerers who developed tehir own kind of Mana-based magic.
Calim Gorn:Or defeated or whatever
DM:Well or they’ve taken special care to cover up the evidence, or to not make the accusations provable…
They’ve never formally linked it back to Illuvian, of course they’ve been major suspects in some attacks.
Calim Gorn:I’m just wondering what they’d want with the World Splitter
Other than the obvious “It’s an artifact sword OP”
DM:I mea youve got an untrained shogun with perhaps the most powerful mana-based object on the planet right now….
Mina Toress:was sachi pose to lurk?
she mentioned something about rejoining the game
Calim Gorn:She was talking about rejoining
Mina Toress:yeah i talked to her
DM:Well Ty wanted to lurk.
Mina Toress:thats why im asking if she was gonna lurk
DM:Not sure about Sachi.
Calim Gorn:I dunno if she had specific plans to do it tonight
DM:Ty sent me an email saying he wanted to lurk for this session
Mina Toress:who is Ty?
Calim Gorn:Guy from our SW game
DM:Guy from G’s star wars game.
Calim Gorn:We invited him to join
Mina Toress:i met him before?
Calim Gorn:Don’t think so
Mina Toress:ok didnt think so
DM:Yeah he plays the face character in G’s star wars game.
Calim Gorn:Maybe you can just give him Alyssa and let him redo her lol
Though if she’s still under house arrest that might not work
DM:lol yeah guess we could suggest that. heh. He wasthinking of making a Toress char, and there was an open slot left in Emerald band he could take. So he could be either Alyssa’s younger sister or just take over Alyssa assuming he wants to still be the social type.
But I did leave the open slot for joining people. Sachi was thinking of playing an older characters probably so that’d work.
Calim Gorn:So many Toress
Makes my secret goal of bringing down their House that much harder
Mina Toress:i made a bastard for that reason
so many of em already
heh there he is.
Calim Gorn:Hey Ty
Tabris / Jamil here
Mina Toress:the idea i had for her being legitimized was she caused such a scandal during her time, that when her mother was on her deathbed, she legitimized her, hoping that giving her the official name would lessen the stigma and her harsh treatment, but kind of had the opposite effect and pissed people off even more
DM:G said he was gonna be late, so we were gonna start w/o him prolly. Though I figured I’d answer questions you got first Ty. Since G is gonna be here at about 9:30 or so he said.
Mina Toress:Hey Ty, it’s me…..oh wait you don’t know me, nevermind.
Calim Gorn:lol
Mina Toress:yeah gonna be hard to start without him since he’s chargin out the door
DM:well I was gonan let Tab run him
Calim Gorn:Could let Ty play him, lol
Mina Toress:I’m on the roof, and tabs behind cover BLAM’ing away with his pea shooter
Tygaran:well first, just want to verify 3rd edition MnM is being used – modified by house rules page on the portal…
DM:Yeah 3rd edition
Calim Gorn:Yup, 3rd edition
Mina Toress:speaking of your weapon, whats the deal with the sniper mode, does that thing literally like shapechange into a rifle or does it have some kind of mystical hud that lets you snipe with it, etc
not sure if i ever heard what it actually does fluff wise
Calim Gorn:Heh, it shapechanges
Barrel elongates and a stock comes out the opposite end
And targeting sight pops up
Tygaran:still working out mechanics, but I’ve a good grounding on possible backstroy going on. He was a part of Scorpion Band with a mostly casual friendship with Ellenya Toress. As I’ve read that “a loyal family in the guild will get rewarded with the ability to have an imbued” I was thinking he came from one such within the Artificer Guild. A short time after Ellenya set up E-Tech Industries, she recruited him into her company…
Mina Toress:better dust off my d2 coin it looks like
Calim Gorn:
Basically this, but not exactly =P
DM:Yeah Scorpion band looks like it has an opening. So were you planning on being an Imbued from Ronen (they’re pretty much where the guild members get picked from)
Calim Gorn:Heh cool, Ellenya is always looking for lackies—I mean, business partners
Tygaran:as for what part of the Artificer guild, I was thinking of some connection to Elective or Arcanarium
Mina Toress:scorpion come after emerald, or was it the one before dragon?
Calim Gorn:Scorpion was the one before Dragon I think
DM:Scorpion comes before Dragon.
Calim Gorn:Basically it goes Scorpion—>Dragon—>Emerald
Tygaran:scorpion graduated when emerald was formed…
DM:So that’s Ellenya and Megumi’s band.
Calim Gorn:Yeah so they’re like 8-12 years older than us IIRC
DM:Yeah heh.
Mina Toress:speak for yourself
Calim Gorn:Well older than me and Geralt lol
Tygaran:so.. is mina like the new mind of Sefiros? I read he was sentaned to mind death…
DM:Tehy graduated just before you guys came in so you wouldn’t really know em. Though Dragon band would have had some interaction.
Calim Gorn:Nah, separate character
Mina Toress:i am Sefiros :-p
DM:heh, yeah he uses the name Sefiros for character and player name. heh.
Mina Toress:I WILL NEVER BE A MEMO….Who am I?
Calim Gorn:lol
DM:Sefiros (the character) got Minddeathed, but Sefiros (the player) is now playing Mina. heh.
Calim Gorn:In case this game wasn’t confusing enough already
Mina Toress:har
DM:yeah lol.
Mina Toress:nah i dont think mina is sef in drag
if thats what he’s asking
tho one could make a misunderstanding
nodachis and all
Calim Gorn:And silver hair
DM:The storyline is pretty complicated… only complicated a bit more by the fact that it’s technicalyl the second campaign on the world but we retconned things sligthtly for the second campaign.
Mina Toress:well mina’s was more white imo
or white/silver/gold highlights
DM:Yeah, all your characters have silver hair and use nodachis.
Calim Gorn:Yeah I don’t think T got around to updating all the pages on Obsidian with the current world info
Mina Toress:i have a brand to keep up
DM:Yeah heh… there may be some old relics that don’t have the retcons so if something doesn’tmake or seems contradictory… heh just ask.
I did just add today some more details on the magic types, mostly for Ty so he can better understand what types do what and such.
Calim Gorn:Ah cool
DM:Since a lot of stuff I think I’ve said, but never formally written down, like how magnetism was unique to Nuumian, etc.
Mina Toress:yeah no rail guns
that are aela based anyways
DM:Yeah heh. I wanted to get a little more detailed on magitech too and how the Aela tech works. Since I don’t think that’s immediately apparent from the entry.
Tygaran:So, for the group, the power theme I’m going for is adapted from Monte cook’s Arcana Evolved (3.5 dnd era)… a Crystal Weaver. The general abilities I’m thinking of can all pretty much fall into either Aela or Mana. I’m leaning towards his ‘crystal threads’ be an aspect between Aela-hardened air and the physical form of refined Aela. The Prc from AE was able to increase the hardness of objects, add defense bonuses to worn armor and shields, and sharpen weapons making them more effective. Additionally, they could create a floating hands-free shield for personal defense, harden their own skin, enhance their blows to ignore some hardness, form walls, form ensnaring restraints, and produce a cone-shape crystalline attack
Calim Gorn:Yeah all that sounds like stuff that Aela can do I think, I know they can do some limited construct type stuff
DM:Yeah, Aela constructs can perform most of that. you coudl wear Aela construct armor, use a sword amde of it, etc. Create barries and walls form it as well. And create crystal like projectiles.
Mina Toress:yeah was about to say aela constructs
DM:Basically sorta GReen Lantern type stuff only with less green.
Mina Toress:tho that is a pretty complicated archetype mechanics wise in M&M aint it?
the green lantern builds
DM:Like can’t create anything living or permanent.
Tygaran:skill-wise, he’s a magitech engineer, architect, and sculptor for the non-combat sideof things
Mina Toress:least it aint a shapeshifter, i dont think id ever want to play beast boy or morph, all the book keeping ugh
Calim Gorn:Yeah depends on how you do the arrays, could have one dedicated to attacks and one for defense/wall creation maybe
DM:Tehcnically you can use the summon effect in M&M if you create some kind of semi-autonomous construct, though it wouldn’t be very intelligent probably. It’s powered by just a fragment of your own mind.
Yeah heh, with morhp stuff generalyl it just tells you not really to sweat the small stuff. The real tricky ones to do aren’t so much the shapeshifters, but the power mimics.
That’s probably the most difficult concept to do effectively anyway.
Tygaran:well, part of his idea is that he IS researching the nature of Di Crystals… ;)
DM:hehe cool. Yeah historians, scientists and archaeologists are definiteyl welcome.
Mina Toress:DCWP
Di Crystal Waifu Project
Tab will invest
he has a love pillow golem ready to go
DM:lol. Yeah have to find a technique of softening the goelms, right now they’re all metal :P
Calim Gorn:lol
Tygaran:now for a questino or two… Should I be doing the PL 8 (120 PP) thing with the (also make a PL 6 (90 PP) version?
Mina Toress:just PL8
Calim Gorn:Nah just go straight to PL8, we’re at 128 points total now I think
DM:Oh, actually you should be doing a bit higher.. since that was just fo training which tehy’re already finished
Mina Toress:pl6 was for training
DM:Yeah so you’ll be the same PL as the current PCs. which is 8 with 128 points. yeah
Mina Toress:yeah 128 is what my notes say too
DM:Sinmce you’re skipping the training phase.
Basically they originalyl started out in training for Emerald Band, where they were children.
Now they’re graduated, and off doing empire stuff.
Tygaran:current year seems to be 761 and the listed Scorpion Band members were beon between 738 and 740 I belive
DM:764 is the current year actually.
761 was the start of the original campaign, this is the second campaign technically.
Tygaran:well then, peoepl should up their ages on the site =D
Calim Gorn:Heh yeah
Need to update that
DM:heh… well yeah updating the ages is kinda tough. since years pass and sttuff.
Calim Gorn:I think Feyana is like 14 now
DM:So mostly I just set the age at the dragon band graduation.
Since I don’t wanna have to update everyone’s age everytime a year passes (there’s a lot ofNPCs)
(SO I just kinda remember it as adding how many years have passed in game to the age that’s listed)
Of course I do try to list their birthdates too so you can find out thier actual age with a bit of math if you’re so inclined. heh.
Tygaran:Any interesting familiy names come up in connection to the companies Elective, Arcanarium, or Elective Arcanarium? A family that would be blessed with an Imbued?
DM:Lemme check.
Tygaran:listnig also mentions a series of child companies for them, so seems plenty of options in there
Calim Gorn:Yeah you can pretty much be whoever you want if you’re in a guild or from Ronen, they don’t have royal families or anything like that so you can kinda make up your own backstory
Mina Toress:queen cheisa is like that lady on TV with 19 kids at this rate
DM:Yeah I don’t think I ever fleshed out their actual owners, so got some leeway there. Probably the most obvious would be a child of the owenr of the company itself.
Calim Gorn:lol
Mina Toress:no wonder she’s grumpy all the time
she needs a vacation from being pregnant
Calim Gorn:Would be funny if you made Alyssa’s twin sister and this whole time you’ve been with us but we always mistook you for your sister
Mina Toress:bwahaha
Mina Toress:could make her sylaras sister
give her an imbued sister
malegaunt is into alea magic too
that fits nicely
if you’re gonna make her a toress anyways
DM:Yeah I dunno if he’s still going with the Toress idea or not
Mina Toress:ah ok
well im a bastard, so dont let me stop you from playing whatever you want
they all pretty much hate my char, so she’s mostly toress in name only
Tygaran:me? No, not part of the family at this point, just allied with them thru E-Tech Industries
DM:heh well Sylara doesn’t hate you, she’s kinda friendly to everyone.
Mina Toress:i figure im an easy scapegoat, so they send me to do all the dirty work, if something gets fucked up, they can plausible deniability it, on me
yeah well that crazy aunt always has one person in the family who likes em i suppose
prolly why she’s so rebelious
takes after me
Calim Gorn:If you’re working for Ellenya you can be her field test boy, she’s always trying to get her designs tested to improve them and can’t find anyone crazy enough to charge into battle against Earth Demons with an unproven prototype
DM:Yeah I’d figure making the child of the company owner could work if you’re doing it with the Elective Arcanarium. I haven’t done a formal write up for him yet, but the basic concept I had for him was an older somewhat more conservative guy, more of an intellectual than most, though still poltiically savvy enough to play the game, while keeping most of the atrocities to a minimum.
Though in his old age, his overwatch of the company has declined a bit and he’s entrusted it more to advisors and children and such.
Mina Toress:he could be ellenya’s alfred’s kid
DM:Another route would be a child to the actual president of the Artificer’s guild itself. He’s basically this older Mana-based sorcerer.
Heh they aint’ gonan imbue that guys kid.
Mina Toress:poor alfred
no love for house pennyworth
Calim Gorn:lol
DM:Yeah, nobody is gonna respect President Jeeves.
So basically for any imbued char you gotta have some good reason for why you got chosen. For a Ronen character, having a rich family with some decent political connections is generalyl pretty good. Ronen sometimes has to imbue people that aren’t directly imporatnt too because not everyone immediately wants an imbuing since it means their wife dies from giving birth.
So a lot of times the wife will object to that sort of thing.
So it’s not the case that every top rich family necessarily has an imbued child in Ronen partly for that reason.
Of course it’s not out of the question to try to force them into it either for the more evil types… though in Ronen that’s highly frowned upon, so not exactly a common practice the way it was in some other places (like Makoro)
Calim Gorn:Trying to think of a good title for Calim, maybe something like “The Chaste Prince” since as far as everyone knows he hasn’t done anything with Alyssa and there are all these rumors going around about their relationship
DM:Yeah heh. I could see that.
They’d want to call him something somewhat polite sounding and not like “Prince Ass-lover” or something that implies h’s probably gay.
Calim Gorn:lol
DM:Others might include “Prince of the Curved Blade” to imply his impotence problem :P
Calim Gorn:My blade is straight and rigid I’ll have you know
Though mostly they probably just figure Calim’s gay.
Calim Gorn:If only they knew the truth… Oh wait, shit
Mina Toress:Prince Pillow Biter
DM:I mean you married what most consider the hottest girl on the planet. So if you’re not into her… they figure there’s gotta be something wrong.
Mina Toress:His Cuckship
Calim Gorn:lol
Yeah his cuckship would be awesome.
Calim Gorn:Maybe I just like to watch
DM:yeah heh.
Yeah thats another possibility.
Calim Gorn:Everybody knows Alyssa is a whore anyway
DM:yeah lol.
Mina Toress:what the fuck does a curved blade got to do with impotence?
i dont get that one T
DM:Though because of her high charisma they basicalyl blame it on you for her cheating, since obviously you’re nott paying enough attention to her.
His dick is bent.
Can’t get it up.
Calim Gorn:lol, it’s limp and flaccid instead of being long and straight
Mina Toress:guess he’s gonna be head of a banna republic
Calim Gorn:lol
Anyway think Ty got all his questions answered for now.. so we can prolly start up this batttle.
Mina Toress:what are we gonna do about G?
DM:Tab can run him
Tygaran:yeah, I’ve enough to develop further
Calim Gorn:Heh, guess I"m gonna proxy him
Mina Toress:proxy ass whoopin it is
we cant roll any worse for him than ourselves anyway
DM:IN character, Geralt runs up to Calim in a panic saying he has no idea what to do.
Calim Gorn:lol yeah
DM:And asks for suggestions

  • Tygaran wonders where all the action will be, since there’s one all black map, one world map, and on grassy map with what looks like elevation notes… but no people
    Calim Gorn:Heh, most of what we do is narrative, like the SW game
    There isn’t a lot of plotted out battlemaps
    DM:heh… yeah, I don’t do too many battlemaps for this game. Since movement is generally so fast that doing anything small scale usually isn’t worth it
    Mina Toress:ironic since in D&D he’s the most anal detailed GM
  • Tygaran will put on his illusory virtual goggles of action then =D
    Mina Toress:we call it the eye of dunc
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Occasionally I’ll do a map if it’s particularly complicated battle wise.
    And I want peopel to get a sense of where stuff or it’s long range or waht not
    Calim Gorn:Yeah like the squad of 20 guys that I blasted down with sniper mode
    DM:yeah lol
    There’s a bunch of angry druids at the next rules committe meeting asking for nerfs to quickscoping.
    Calim Gorn:Hey man, not my fault they were minions
    Mina Toress:420 no scope
    I believe you guys were starting the fight with Calim shooting the leader?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah basically as soon as Yuu called out heads I opened fire
    I’ve been taking the Aim action and I’m hiding behind cover
    So kinda hoping that cancels out the Vulnerable thing from Aim
    DM:Okay I’m gonna putt Calim as top of the init list, it’s not a true surprise but he’s gonna be going first regardless since you’re starting the fight here and you were aiming on him
    Mina Toress:just toss the kid in there like gimli and let him earthquake em down with that new sword of his
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Yeah he attacks the ground and creates a new Grand Canyon
    Mina Toress:more like mariner valley on mars
    DM:Well he didn’t get educated in makoro, so tehy haven’t taught him to yell out the name of his attack whe he uses it.
    Mina Toress:that things the size of the continental us
    DM:that’s just something the samurai do.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    (Heh, wow, they have unique minis, these guys are gonna be tough)
    DM:hmm got an init error one sec..
    Mina Toress:yeah dont think takedown is gonna help with this guys
    dont look like mooks
    Calim Gorn:lol holy shit
    DM:hmm this token is broken for some reason not ssure why.
    Mina Toress:which token
    DM:Enemy 2
    gonna mnually add him
    Mina Toress:duh
    he needs S-cells
    he’s got degredation
    Calim Gorn:Need to roll init for Mina too
    Mina Toress:oh i thought T rolled init for us
    DM:weird Mina’s is giving me errors too
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I don’t see you on the list is what I’m saying
    Mina Toress:oh
    DM:not sure why my macros are screwed up today.
    Mina Toress:yeah i havent did anything to the token
    i havent touched it since last session
    or well actually i did
    i removed the fatigued condition
    when i logged on
    not sure if that has anything to do with it, but figured id mention it just incase
    DM:doubt it… for some reason got some errored tokens no idea why.
    Mina Toress:yeah you’re on your own this time bro, even i cant fix MT programming jive
    DM:yeah some of em work and some don’t.. klemme look at it real quick..
    Mina Toress:go ahead
    Hmm.. no idea.. looks like everything is correct there, not sure why it’s crapping out
    Calim Gorn:We’re going to receive such an epic ass beating that it broke MT itself
    Mina Toress:i got a backup saved offline if you want me to load it and see if it does same
    DM:Maybe it’s because your foes are equipped with the legendary weapon Macro-breaker, menace to coders everywhere
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:heh… don’t worry too mcuh about it w’ell deal with it later just gonna add manually
    Give me a manual init roll Sef.
    Mina Toress:how
    Calim Gorn:Just roll d20 plus your init mod
    your init
    Mina Toress:i thought you meant a button someplace
    Calim Gorn:She should be at 20.02
    DM:well fortunately Calim can go first since he was readying anyway.
    Yeah okay I changed it, won’t make a diff anyway.
    Calim Gorn:Is the leader within short range?
    DM:Probably he’s about 120 feet away right now.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah pretty sure that’s within short
    Okay so +5 from Aim
    And hoping cover negates Vulnerable
    That’s got multiattack on it
    DM:heh. okay that’ll go up to 11 then
  • Calim Gorn opens fire with a hail of Aela-infused bullets
    DM:You fire a rain of bullets at him taking him a bit offguard you’d just attack like that. Perhaps he was a bit smug in thinking you’d give in to the demands.
    now lets hope the soak macro still works…
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 11) Roll Result: 26 ( natural:18 , Save DC:26 ) Enemy Leader -—- Success
    Calim Gorn:Son of a bitch
    It’s clearly broken
    DM:You think you’ve lined up a clear rain of bullets on him… but as the recoil from your gun kicks down… you look to see he’s unarmed and standing fairly close to where he was….you’re not sure if the shots just boubnced off or if he dodged them…
    *****Start of Enemy Leader’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:“Shit!”
    Enemy Leader:“The hard way then…”
    Calim Gorn:(to Geralt and Yuu) “This is gonna get ugly.”
    DM:You can see he drops what looks liek an illusion of his prior clothing or maybe his clothing just shifts into something else… he’s not wearing any formal armor anymore, though still looks more or less like himself…
    Mina Toress:final boss form revealed
    DM:He reachesout his hand and without speaking any magical words, a bow made of gold seems to appear in his outstretched hand in an instant.
    Calim Gorn:If he starts chanting “I AM THE BONE OF MY SWORD” I’m gonna call hax
    DM:An arrow materializing too as he pulls the string back.
    Yeah, that’s clearly an earth demon power :P
    He takes aim at Calim… calmly returning fire.. havinga n almost icy cool even going into battle against 3 imbued…
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’ll hit
    Mina Toress:2 imbued, a shogun and a vampire you mean
    DM:yeah heh. correction
    that’s right Mina isn’t imbued.
    The shot flies by Calims head, and at first he thiks it missed.. though much to his surrpise it hits the hearth behind him and ricochets off it, striking him in the back.
    Calim Gorn:“Nngh!”
    DM:I’ll also need a will save along with that.
    Calim Gorn:Oh joy
    DM:The arrow strikes into you.. dissipating shortly after dealing its wound… though not before launching some kind of disurptive wave through your body, which you fortunately resist.. ufortuante the arrow itself wounds you…
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s 2 wounds I think
    DM:Gonna be 2 degre fail
    *****Start of Enemy 3’s Turn*****
    DM:The third man changes as well in appearance his armor also coming off to reveal lighter clothes… though you’re surprised even further as he disappears from sight entierly…
    You do manage to see a few footprints in some mud that give away his prescence partially, but he’s also moving fast so he’s hard to track…
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    DM:Mina was on the roof I believe sionce you were talking to him before
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    Mina Toress:yeah
  • Mina Toress pulls out her pistols and fires a barrage at the leader.
    Mina Toress:sec
    that has multi
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 5) , Modifier 5 Roll Result: 23 ( natural:10 , Modifier 5 , Save DC:20 ) Enemy Leader -—- Success
    *****Start of Enemy 4’s Turn*****
    DM:You clip him with a shot, though it seems to have little effect.
    The fourth one changes as well to reveal what was once a face covered by a helm instead partially covered by a face covering and a hat. He swiftyl points to Mina wordlessly… then starts running forward at her.. materializing a vicious looking spear in his hand.
    He moves with unnatural speed, leaping up to the top of the roof… and looking as if he make a deadly dive on Mina… but instead launches a surprise barrage of darts with his other hand towards Mina.
    Though Mina is quick enough to evade it as the darts strike the rooftop.. seeming to disintegrate moments later after striking.. clearly created by some magic.
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Dude sounds like a Vampire Hunter D enemy
    Mina Toress:or Ts 2nd ed dart weapon master
    Calim Gorn:I need control of Geralt’s mini
    DM:oh right lemme do that
    Calim Gorn:And where are the bad guys relative to him
    DM:The last one who has yet to act is also 120 feet away… as is the leader… the one on the roof is one story above him.. but would rquire some leaping climbing to get up there.
    And the last one… he’ll have to make a perc check to try to detect.
    He does have accurate hearing so if he hears him he can pinpoint his location.
    Geralt:lol nice
    DM:Geralt manages to pinpoint him with his ears, being extended as they are, they don’t suffer the usual distance penalty.
    And he can hear him outside the house, flanking to the side.. apparnetly moving towards the back door, likely in an attempt to go at Yuu and the group fromt he back
    Geralt:(to Yuu) “Remember what I told you and stay put unless your life is on the line.”
  • Geralt goes after the invisible guy flanking from the back, trying to cut off his attack
    DM:The boy nods… his hands shaking and tighyl gripping the large sword in his hands.
    With Geralt’s accurate hearing he can easily pinpoint his location and try to attack him.
    Geralt:Gonna try to make like I don’t know where he is as I run out the back, like I’m trying a flanking move of my own
    And then suddenly turn and attack him
    DM:Sure I’ll give Geralt a deception check
    To see if he can pull off a decent bluff on him
    Geralt:Looks like he doesn’t have it trained, what stat is that? Presence?
    Mina Toress:yeah
    oh wait
    Mina Toress:+8 i think for him
    DM:no presence
    Mina Toress:wanna think he has 4 pres
    Yeah he is
    But that was a shit roll
    DM:His enemy senses him coming, perhaps in the way he had his sword turned, or his general stance…
    Or maybe he knows the capabilities of the witcher…
    Though he can still do his basicl attack roll anyway.
    Geralt:Dice are doing their usual routine tonight
    DM:Gealt swings at his foe, thoughj his enemy is quite agile dodging backwards…
    Btw does Geralt want to have his Quen shield up or he gonna just be going at full dodge ? The quen basically gives him impervious toughness but lowers his dodge/parry.
    *****Start of Yuu Saidai’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Enemy 2’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Will have Quen active
    The last enemy reveals himself as well… with an expression that you mgiht refer to as boredom on his face.
    Enemy 2:“You should have negotiated kid…”
    DM:He proceeds to fire a barrage of fireballs at Calim, outstretching his hand and chantiong some kind of spell.
    Calim Gorn:lol great
    DM:Anyone with magic experitse can try to learn soemthing about his magic with a roll.
    Calim Gorn:Hey G
    You only missed one round, good timing
    Calim Gorn:Shit
    Garrion:ok, now the ass kicking can commence….
    Enemy 2:That’s gonna be a crit.
  • Calim Gorn throws his arm up to try to shield himself with his strengthened jacket
    Garrion:i need to get comfortable, just walked in, brb
    DM:Gonna be a 2nd degree failure.
    Calim Gorn:Should be 4, not 6?
    Enemy 2:multiattack.
    Calim Gorn:Oh, heh
    DM:It did his bonus a bit wrong too heh… so he should have succeeded by 2 degrees on his attack.
    Garrion:Ty here tonight?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah he’s lurking
    DM:Yeah Ty is lurking heh.
    Garrion:nm, i see him in the connections
    DM:The fireballs set the room Calim is in ablaze… not a full firesotrm yet.. but it’s not gonna be a good idea to hang around there.
  • Tygaran quietly waves
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    DM:Remember you are dazed from the 2nd degree fail
    So only one action
    Calim Gorn:Right
  • Calim Gorn returns fire at the fire mage, changing over to ice shells
    Calim Gorn:Multi on that
    DM:That’ll succeed by 2 he’s pretty quick. so +2 damage
    hmm.. apparently his soak macro is broken as well not sure why…
    That token is bugged for somer eason… I’ll just manually rol lit
    Calim Gorn:Bah
    DM:wait that’s wrong
    yeah he evenly negated it.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah he soaked it, heh
    Doing a whole lot of nothing tonight
    Well I gained a wound back at least
    DM:The cold shell strikes him.. and you see a bit of frost strike an almost inviisble layer above his clothes, maybe some kind of magical shield…
    *****Start of Enemy Leader’s Turn*****
    DM:The leader cooly looks over the scene, pulling back another arrow from his golden bow.
    And strikes again, gonna need a toughnes sand a will roll after that
    Calim Gorn:That on me again?
    DM:yeah heh.
    For now you’ve been the one who attacked him
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah I’m not gonna accomplish shit this fight
    DM:Yeah nobody really has yet :P
    So its not exactly liek there’s a really dangerous target yet.
    Mina Toress:illuvian standoff
    DM:this is looking more liek a massacre than a standoff.
    Calim Gorn:At least I’ve been making the will saves, lol
    DM:Calim takes a 3rd degree injury from the arrow.
  • Calim Gorn cries out in pain
    *****Start of Enemy 3’s Turn*****
    Mina Toress:can we use hero pts now that we got dragonboy on our side?
    Mina Toress:i assume the great dragons would give us more :-p
    DM:your hero points are available.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah, fate is supposed to be with this guy
    Mina Toress:we need 5 ranks of free luck
    Calim Gorn:Too bad I used up all my Luck points already, can I get a recharge from the Great Dragon?
    DM:heh well when he foudn the sword the luck deal basically ended, since his destiny was fulfilled in finding it.
    Mina Toress:Flaw: Requires Dragonballs
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:But seeing as you guys aren’t doing well I’m gonna give you all another heor pointf or now.. since the dragons perhaps do show you some favor…
    Geralt gains a hero point. , Calim Gorn gains a hero point.
    Mina Toress:well dracula means dragon afterall
    DM:or at least I would if Mina’s token wasn’t broken
    Mina Toress:cough cough
    DM:Not sure why that thing is broken
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:here i put another old copy up
    replace it, and see if that works
    DM:lemme see if that works
    Mina Toress 1 gains a hero point.
    Mina Toress 1 gains a hero point.
    Mina Toress 1 gains a hero point.
    Mina Toress:did it work?
    Mina Toress:must be the status thing then
    Calim Gorn:Weird
    Mina Toress:i dont remember if i manually removed fatigued, or if i hit clear state
    thats all i did to it, has to be related to that then
    DM:The invisible foe confronts Geralt..
    Garrion:i can smell his stink
    Mina Toress:i do notice one difference
    Garrion:need perc roll to pinpoint?
    DM:And geralt can hear the sound of an invisible projectile being released from his hand…
    Calima lready made one for ya
    you moved to intercept him heh.
    Mina Toress:the old token doesnt list “bag of tricks” and “luck points” in the mouse over like the bugged one does
    not sure it matters
    or why its diff
  • Geralt reacts to the thrown weapon
    Calim Gorn:lol well at least one of them is rolling bad
    DM:Though Geralt is quick enough to dodge the projectile which strikes the ground freezing the dirt around it
    Geralt:“Want to play dirty huh?”
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
  • Mina Toress (bugged) continues firing her pistol at the guy slaying Calim.
    DM:Mina is on the roof confronting the strange figure with the hat and covered face, armed with a spear.
    Mina Toress:oh yeah
    i forgot about that guy
    DM:you’re gonna ignore the guy in your face?
    Mina Toress:nah
    lemme change that forgot about him
    Geralt:oh don;t forget while we were in the cabin before the fight i was applying penetration oil to weapon
    DM:yep heh I remembered that
    Calim Gorn:That’s good cuz I didn’t, lol
  • Mina Toress drops her pistols and goes for a grab on the enemy in her face.
    Geralt:yours always has pen
    Mina Toress:gonna try and bite his ass
    DM:heh okay.
    Mina Toress:ok i got fast grab, improved grab and improved hold
    whatever those do, need to bring those up, sec
    DM:Ah okay, so with fast grab you get a regular unarmed strike and if you hit you can try to grab after that autmoatically
    Calim Gorn:Basically you get a free grab with a regular unarmed attack
    And yeah that too
    Mina Toress:ok so I’ll make the unarmed atk first then
    He did do a defensive attack so he’s moving rather qucikyl trying to hold you at bay with his spear.
    That’ll hit him though.. lemme do his resistance
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 4) Roll Result: 19 ( natural:12 , Save DC:19 ) Enemy 4 -—- Success
    Calim Gorn:Grab still happens though
    DM:okay lemme see how the grab works again heh.
    Mina Toress:i can never remember the grab rules either for some reason
    i dunno why they dont stick in my memory like D&D
    DM:Yeah lol
    Calim Gorn:I think it’s Mina’s Str vs either his Str or Acrobatics
    DM:Yeah it’s resistnace check against mina’s strength and he uses dodge or his str
    he’s gonan use dodge.
    Dodge save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 4) Roll Result: 16 ( natural:7 , Save DC:14 ) Enemy 4 -—- Success
    Though he manages to throw her off… pushing her back with his spear.
    Nah it’s not a check just 10+ your str
    Mina Toress:ah ok
    DM:Your strnegth is just the rank he has to ersist
    Mina Toress:the DC you mean
    Mina Toress:i got improved hold
    thats +5 irc
    DM:Think taht’s just when he tries to escape.
    Mina Toress:ah ok
    DM:But you can check
    I don’t think that’s for initiating it
    *****Start of Enemy 4’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Yeah just says to escape
    Mina Toress:yeah not sure, proceed, srd is taking forever to load
    DM:The strange warrior silently leaps back with inhuman agility… making a fake stab with his spear with one hand to keep you at bay, only ot launch another barrage of darts.
    Geralt:“Hold” would logically correlate to already having someone in a grapple
    DM:And lands a hit…. the darts seem to have some manner of magical effect on them…
    Give me a will roll for that
    Mina Toress:ha im toast
    DM:Will resisance against an affliction
    Mina Toress:i clicked dmg, my bad
    Calim Gorn:Well it works the same since you didn’t have any wounds
    Mina Toress:yeah i hear ya
    Calim Gorn:Need Toughness check against the darts though
    DM:You managed to resist it… you feel the darts almost distrinegrate on striking your body… dissipating into thin air, but leaving disrupting bursts on your mana as the ydo.
    nah, it’s only will
    they don’t do real damage
    Calim Gorn:Oh heh, okay
    DM:It’s not linked liek the arrow.
    Darts are purely an afflcition
    Calim Gorn:Heh
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    Mina Toress:i got like +2 to will
    DM:lol damn.
    Geralt:ok, can i pinpoint this guy enough to attack him with sword?
    Mina Toress:pt crunch
    DM:Yeah with your accurate hearing you won’t have any penalties even though he’s invisible
    Geralt:using sound/smell
    DM:At least until he tries to hide again.
    Mina Toress:i gotta get around to spending my last pt gain as well
    Geralt:ok, i move in with my coated weapon and let him have it…
    Mina Toress:i prolly should specialize a little more, trying to do too much shit with one char
    skill monkeys + dodge based chars are double expensive
    DM:heh wow.
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    lol yeah I told you before man you gotta narrow your focus a bit to start off
    Geralt:“You cqan’t hide from me you bastard!”
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 13) Roll Result: 12 ( natural:8 , Save DC:28 ) Enemy 3 -—- Failure by 4 degrees
    Calim Gorn:LOL
    DM:he’sgonna hero point that actually heh. each of em does have 1 HP.
    Calim Gorn:Awww come on
    Geralt:“No one gets Yuu on my watch.”
    DM:btw Geralt using silver sword or steel?
    Calim Gorn:I thought you were supposed to use Hero Points on the roll T =P
    DM:They did set off his medalion so wasn’t sure (though that could be their magic)
    Calim Gorn:Not supposed to declare them after the fact =P
    Geralt:steel since people
    DM:heh well my soak macro forf the DM ain’t configured for that yet.
    It doesn’t give me the option.
    Calim Gorn:Excuses excuses
    Hax! Hax!
    Geralt:if it seems less effective will change, or if i get the sense these are not “people”
    DM:hmm give mea monster lore check actually.
    Geralt:not too good
    DM:YOu don’t get any special insight.
    Calim Gorn:He would know for sure after splitting one open
    With a 4 degree fail =P
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 13) , Modifier 5 Roll Result: 15 ( natural:6 , Modifier 5 , Save DC:28 ) Enemy 3 -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    Wow still did a lot of damage.
    Calim Gorn:lol wow, reroll was almost as bad
    DM:wel wait he shouldg et +10 from that.
    Geralt:lol, hax
    DM:So should only be fail by 1 but that burns his hero point away.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Yeah, total hax
    *****Start of Yuu Saidai’s Turn*****
    DM:I will give Geralt a heor point for this as he realizes that he’s fighting a foe who isn’t quite human…. and thus his weapon had limited effect against it…
    Geralt gains a hero point.
    So that complication hero point is gonna help him out there.
    Geralt:ok, will quickdraw silver sword
    DM:heh okay.
    Geralt:on my turn
    DM:Yuu looks over to Calim and the growing blaze… yelling outto Geralt.
    Yuu Saidai:“The house is on fire! And Calim is wounded!”
    DM:Geralt want to yell anything back to him? I’l lgvie you a couple words in reply as a free action
    Calim Gorn:
    Geralt:so if the blaze engulfing the place and he in it?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah Enemy 2 hit me with a barrage of fireballs and set the house on fire
    DM:Yeah, a barrage of fireballs got shot at ti.. and the wooden walls and such are starting to burn around him
    It hasn’t erupted into a total inferno yet.. but probably will be considerable by the end of next round
    Geralt:“Get out of there Yuu, but watch your surroundings.”
    DM:These peasant houses aren’t knwon for being immune to fire.
    *****Start of Enemy 2’s Turn*****
    Yuu Saidai:“And Leave Calim?”
    Mina Toress:im on the roof to boot, vampire BBQ
    DM:Yuu seems to be in crisis stalling still as he sees Calim badly injured.
    Geralt:Calim in the house too?
    Calim Gorn:Yup
    DM:Yeah the roof hasn’t caught fire yet… it’s basically the outer wall mostly as wella s a bit of the inside.
    Geralt:oh, ok rephrase
    Calim Gorn:I plan to leave soon… Assuming I don’t get BBQ’d
    DM:Though whe the roof gets caught it’s not gonna be good iif it collapses on you
    Geralt:“Help Calim and get out of there. Watch your surrounds for these guys though.”
    Calim Gorn:(The arrows from the leader leaving any physical wounds? Or it all internal?)
    DM:Nah it leaves physical wounds.
    Calim Gorn:(Heh okay)
    DM:They’re real physical arrows though they have another disruptive effect on you when they dissipate.
    Yuu Runs over to Calim… trying to help him out of there… basically pulling calim to the nonburning part of the house and behind cover assuming Calim wants to let him
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’ll let him
    “Heh… Some knight I am… I always knew those books were exaggerated…”
  • Enemy 2 looks to the leader, with a bored exprression on his face.
    Enemy 2:“I’ll leave the kid to you, It’s always a bother trying to get that Gorn smell out of your nostrils.”
    DM:The second warrior runs around the house. moving with a wide flank mainitning 120 feet frfom the house.
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Recover action
    No regen
    Geralt:ouch, 6 wounds?
    Calim Gorn:Yup
    *****Start of Enemy Leader’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn takes a moment to try to steel himself, bleeding profusely
    DM:Calim recovers trying to staunch the bleeding wound
    The leader seems to move to circle as well.. probably getting in positon to prevent an escape out the back door.
    *****Start of Enemy 3’s Turn*****
    DM:The invisible foe is in a backpedal… alive only because of his innate resistance to normal weaponry.
    He launcehs another one of his freezing attacks…
    Geralt:that will hit with Quen
    DM:With the quen up that’ll hit.
    Calim Gorn:lol, rank 2?
    DM:Okay this is gonna be a fort roll to resist
    Geralt:+3 with quen or no bonus?
    DM:Nah, it’s not toughness so its just straight fort.
    Don’t think Quen give a fort boost, just toughness
    Though Geralt resists the freezing attack, apparently it’s not all that strong, he’s facing a foe that’s used to probably killing with surprise and stealth and not direct attacks.
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    Mina Toress:checking action for something, sec
    browser is slow as fuck
    DM:Mina can smell the smoek starting rise from the house… and also catches scent of Calim’s blood as she faces off on the roof against her assailant.
    Geralt:will save vs HUINGER
    Calim Gorn:Nah my blood is bad for her
    Mina Toress:ok free action it is
    Mina Toress:I’ll transform back into mist and then go back down the chimney
    DM:Mina transforms into mist form and flees down the chimney.
    Mina Toress:then I wanna give Calim a swig of blood sicne he’s looking pretty rough
    DM:Her foe’s eyes glaring atr her with disdain.
    Geralt:hmm, so you were right T, Geralt is going to have to take on all 4…..\
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Mina Toress:not sure how that will work
    Calim Gorn:I ain’t gonna take on much with 6 wounds
    DM:well you can’t do all that in one round.
    If you’re mist form you won’t be able to also use another power in your array.
    Mina Toress:sorry damn phone
    i was gonna ask about spending HP to take extra actions
    DM:So you could get down there and reform but you wn’t be able to heal him yet.
    Mina Toress:how does that work
    yeah i know that
    i got side treked with phone before i could ask
    DM:Well ti woudln’t matter since you can’t activate a seconda rray element (or stunt off it)
    It’s one of the drawbacks of arrays.
    Calim Gorn:I think you can use one for an extra standard or move
    Mina Toress:yes thats what i was refering to
    DM:Since your healing uses the same array.
    Mina Toress:i didnt know if you choose the array item each “Action”
    or if it was “per turn”
    DM:Nah, it’s each combat turn
    You can only use one
    Mina Toress:alright I’ll toss up a frost grenade up the chimney behind me then
    DM:heh okay.
    Mina Toress:to put it on the right spot
    Effect is Rank 5, 30’ burst
    *****Start of Enemy 4’s Turn*****
    DM:You don’t actualyl have to to attac roll on that since its area
    Mina Toress:well you had me roll before to put a grenade where i wanted, so wasnt sure
    Calim Gorn:Man these guys have all been rolling insanely good on Toughness
    DM:Yeah. heh. if it’s tricky I might heh.
    Calim Gorn:Except #3
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    Geralt:ok, tactical time since i’m outnumbered here
    DM:Geralt can see the second enemy flanking to the north, and to the south.. the leader… both about 120 feet away… apaprentyl moving into position should anyone try to flee…
    Calim Gorn:Heh, finish off #3
    Geralt:are they spread out or any 2 grouped close?
    DM:They’re rspread out.
    Basically one in mele ewith you, #2 is 120 feet to the north, and the leader is 120 ft south.
    Geralt:ok, quick swap to silver, this one won;t have penetration since different sword
    just playing honestly
    DM:They dont seem to have hardened aarmor, so you don’t think it’ll make too big a differenec.
    Geralt:even though stat wise they the same
    anyway… letting him have a taste of silver
    that is crit
    DM:wow that’s a crit too
    Calim Gorn:Sweet
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 13) Roll Result: 12 ( natural:9 , Save DC:28 ) Enemy 3 -—- Failure by 4 degrees
    Calim Gorn:YES
    DM:wow Geralt fucked him up
    Calim Gorn:Off with his head!
    DM:Gealt comes at him with the silver blade in a swing that finds the invisible warriros neck…
    Geralt:with a twirl of the blade and a quick slice Geralt feints and then lands a blow across the neck
    DM:a mystical steam rises from the cut as well as some blood, though the blodo itself appears to be almost burning off, or more precisely rapidly evaporating… .
    Geralt:new lore check?
    DM:The wariror slumps to the ground… becoming visible again… his throat is cut, and he’s clearly dying.. or at least a normal person would die from a wound liek that..
    Yeah give me a lore check.
    What’s that with your druidic magic ranks added to it as well? Since I’ll le tyou use combined ranks for this.
    Calim Gorn:Just ranks, not total skill check
    Geralt:oh with druidic woul dbe +6
    so 25
    DM:The enemy reacts to Geralt’s silver sword, as if it was an incorporeal spirit, like an incoproreal undead perhaps… though… oddly enough its body certainly IS physical….
    Calim Gorn:Heh, must be possessing a body…
    Geralt:seems that way
    DM:Though you don’t think it’s actually a possession as you watch its blood start to evaporate…no, you think the body itself is fake.. magically created, like their weaponry…
    Geralt:plus the monster sword is vs incorps too
    DM:You judge if you had any kind of effects to try to nullify thier mana, it’d be particularly effective.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, like what they’re using on us?
    Guessing what that is anyway
    DM:The body is on the ground starting to dissipate, a greenish smoke coming from it… With the damage you’ve dealt it seems to be having trouble maintaining corproreal form.. it’s dying…
    When it’s done, there won’t be any trace of it…
    Geralt:it leaving behind physical weapons?
    *****Start of Yuu Saidai’s Turn*****
    DM:It’s weapons were all magically conjured.
    And it’s clothing too was the product of magic.
    Geralt:or those imbued by their powers?
    ok, their nazgul
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:In fact the warriro deosn’t seem to have any weapons on him anymore.
    Calim Gorn:You gonna yell out anything?
    Geralt:“These things are unnatural. Use magic against them or silver.”
    DM:Geralt alsos uspects that like undead, they probaly are capable of a life draining touch
    Geralt:“And don;t let them touch you.”
    DM:And weapons that aren’t specifically enchanted with Aela or mana will have reduced effect on them.
    Geralt’s silver sword forutnately is designed to fight a foe like this, but some of the other weapons may not be…
    Yuu satnds his ground going full defense inside the house, as the fire hasn’t reached the vback yet.. the front has started to burn up releasing clouds of smoke into the house and making it a b it tough to breathe.
    *****Start of Enemy 2’s Turn*****
    Enemy 2:“Why is it always the silver haired ones…”
    DM:The one in the north starts to cast a spell, launching a burst of fireballs in Geralt’s direction.
    The fireballs are small but release in rapid succession
    And tehy strike home.. gonna be a toughness check.
    Your defense with QUen is what 14?
    Calim Gorn:What’s the impervious rank on his Quen?
    DM:Hm actualyl yeah would that stop a rank 8?
    Geralt:one sec
    DM:looks like 11.
    So stops a 6.
    So yeah that’ll get through
    DM:And his defense would be a 14.. so yeah he gets hit withe the full autofire barrage
    Alright give me a toughness save… heh. you do get the QUen bonus for that
    Geralt:Impervious, Sustained; Distracting, Noticeable – Shimmering Aura
    rank 7
    DM:yeah its rank 7and also gives you 4 ranks of impervous on your tougnhes, to get 11 total, but not enough to actualyl stop a rank 8 attack.
    Of course that will… heh.
    The Quen barrier holds as the fireballs rain down upon it.. the shimmering field stopping the balls inches from Geralts face and leaving him unscathed.
    DM:His enemy who up until now had only shown boredom changes his expression to one of annoyance.
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:There any spot in the house that I can get cover from the arrow ricochet and still take a shot at the leader?
    Like put my back to a wall and still shoot out the window?
    DM:heh.. well if you dont mind being in the fire…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Yeah I kinda mind that
    There trees and shit around the house? Or it in the open?
    DM:The house is kinda filled with some smoke now too… so it’s not really great cover unless you’ve got some means to easily see through smoke and such and not burn
    There’s some more houses in the distance, about 90 feet away, but that’ about it.. more cheap peasant houses.
    A wagon or two but nothing that’d easily take those kind of impacts from tehse weapons tehy’re using.
    Calim Gorn:(to Mina) “I’ll draw fire, get Yuu out of here.”
  • Calim Gorn takes off towards the next house over and then fires another barrage of Aela infused bullets at the leader
    Calim Gorn:I got Speed 4 so I should be able to make it to cover
    DM:Yeah you can get to cover.
    Mina Toress:brb
    DM:Though granted with his ricochet arrows it’ll be tough to be completely safe.
    It’ll hopefully keep yous afe from the fireballs though
    Calim Gorn:Multi on that
    DM:Gonna be +2 from multi
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 21 ( natural:13 , Save DC:23 ) Enemy Leader -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Heh, well wounded him finally
  • Calim Gorn darts out of the burning house and sprays a barrage of bullets at the bow-wielding leader as he dives for cover the next house over
    Calim Gorn:No regen
    DM:He takes a wound as you strike his shoulder with one of the rounds depsite him seeming to soak most of them.. one produces somewhat of a bleeding owund in him…He seems to wince a bit as he realizes they’er not normal bullets.
    *****Start of Enemy Leader’s Turn*****
    Enemy Leader:(to Calim) “You’re lucky your’e not worth the mana on another arrow kid…. you should run while you have the chance.”
    DM:He takes aim at Geralt, seeing him as the greater threat.
    And nails an arrow home… Geralt has to make a toughness save and then a will save.
    Since the attack has a linked effect ot it
    Geralt:one sec
    quen apply
    DM:For the touhhness yeah
    not the will
    heh wow.
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    DM:The magical arrow bursts into nothingness as it strikes the Quen shield… not penetrating it though it’s disintegration causes a momentary ripple in the shield… but Geralt gets it under control and keeps the shield up..tough he’s not certain how much longer ghe can keep it up.
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    Geralt:look slike he my next target
    “Cut off the head and the rest will die too…”, Geralt mutters to himself.
    Mina Toress:“Well, looks like it’s up to me and you, kid.”
    “Don’t be afraid to swing that thing.You may have to. We can’t stay in here.”
  • Mina Toress grabs her aela burst flail off her belt, and proceeds out of the hut, to meet her foe.
    Mina Toress:what do i see from my pov outside the burning hut?
    not sure who is where
    DM:You can see the archer with golden bow to the south, the mage witth the fireballs to the nortth.. both at 120 feet.. and…. give me a perception check.
    The dead guy on the ground. Or bleeding out anyway… his bloods aroma is particularly intoxicating to you… you can tell its very mana-enriched..
    Unforutnately it’s fading quuickly… this could be your only oppiorutntiy to drink beore it diappears…
    Mina Toress:I’ll make a run for the archer, since mr inferno is after G
    DM:Well both were firing at G.
    Mina Toress:i dunno if i wanna drink that shit lol
    I think I’ll pass on magic evaporating weird blood
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:honeytrap prolly
    DM:Well these guys do seem mana-rich, heh.
    Mina Toress:well little busy right now anyways
    I’m gonna go belmont on the archer with this flail
    DM:heh okay you rush the archer…
    Mina Toress:prolly a miss i think but guess I’ll find out
    DM:The archer sidesteps the attack.
    *****Start of Enemy 4’s Turn*****
    Enemy Leader:“Come for my blood, have you vampire?”
    Mina Toress:“Just your life for now.”
    DM:Geralt give me a perception check..
    Mina Toress:“Not sure I want to drink whatever that shit is that’s pumping through your black heart.”
    damn our rolls suck
    oh sorry i didnt see “Geralt”
    DM:Geralts keen ears pick up an attacker above him, the last one with the spear tries to launch a surprise attack to his back, but Geralt is ready.
    Hearing the magical darts whipping thorugh the air at him (no surprise bonus for him)
    And Geralt manages to dodge out of the way of the dart attack just barely.
    he flying?
    DM:The until now silent enemy spekas in a raspy voice…
    Enemy 4:“Witcher…”
    DM:He’s on the roof.
    Just like 10 or so feet up
    You were out the back door fighting thier invisible guy and he was basically behind you and on the rooftop
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    Geralt:how strong does the house structure look he is on, is it weak from the fire?
    DM:Yeah its pretty cheaply constructed,.
    Calim Gorn:(Yuu is still inside, heh)
    DM:And the fire isn’t helping the situation at all
    Geralt:oh, i thought he ran out
    Calim Gorn:Don’t think he did yet
    Geralt:well that hinders things then
    DM:Nah not yet… he is delaying so if you tell him to run
    He migth be able to get out
    Geralt:how far away is arrow and fireball dude?
    Calim Gorn:120 ft
    DM:Each 120 feet one north, one south
    Calim Gorn:Fireball to the north, arrow to the south
    Geralt:hmm, too far for me to get to in one round
    and still attack
    or can maybe charge
    have move 1
    so charge 120 and atk
    Calim Gorn:Yeah think you can do that if they’re on the ground
    Geralt:any difficult terrain in my way?
    DM:Nah it’s more or less flat.
    Geralt:ok, going for arrow dude
    DM:You rush at the archer with the golden bow. trying to double team him with Mina.
    Geralt:’I’ll come back to you, have to kill your boss first."
    DM:Gonna be a 2 penlaty to hit on the charge.
    Geralt:well that sucked
    seconf roll worse than first
    Calim Gorn:Heh, 23 should hit him at least
    DM:Well the 23 is gonna hit him anyway.
    Calim Gorn:The 7 gets +10 to it with a Hero Point
    So it’s like rolling a 17
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 7) , Modifier -2 Roll Result: 6 ( natural:1 , Modifier -2 , Save DC:22 ) Enemy Leader -
    —— Failure by 4 degrees
    Calim Gorn:lol awesome
    DM:he’s gonna hero point that too heh.
    Geralt:oh hell yeah
    Calim Gorn:Geralt slaying them
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 7) , Modifier 2 Roll Result: 18 ( natural:13 , Modifier -2 , Save DC:22 ) Enemy Leader -—— Failure by 1 degrees
    DM:The silver sword burns into him.. as he calls upon all his agility to turn the wound into a grazing blow… still it cuts itnto him and leaves a burn of sorts…
    *****Start of Yuu Saidai’s Turn*****
    Geralt:remind me to spend all my Destiny points on Dol next session… ;)
    Yuu makes a run for it… breathing loudly… as it seems you guys got this under control mostly.. he tries to follow after Calim.
    Hes not quite as fast but left out in the open more or less…
    *****Start of Enemy 2’s Turn*****
    DM:Perhaps not liking Geralts comment about the other guy being the leader… the mage advances… calling forth a great fireball which he proceeds to toss directly in the melee of Geralt/Mina and the leader. striking all of them
    Everyone give me a dodge resistance first….
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:And then tougnhess after that
    Geralt and Mina give me dodge rolls
    Then toughness rolsl after.
    Geralt amnages to dodge away easily and his quen shield negates the need for toughness (Since its now rank 4 afte r the dodge0
    Mina still here?
    I don’tt see Sef on IM anymore
    think he may have disced
    Geralt:apparently need to get evasion
    Mina Toress:sorry, was looking for something to eat
    DM:Give me a dodge roll then a toughness Sef.
    You’ll take 1 wound from that.
    The fire burns Mina a bit as she rolls away from it… but not enough to hurt her too badly.
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    Geralt:damn hero SRD is slow
  • Calim Gorn darts out and grabs Yuu, then hauls him back to cover in the other house
    Enemy Leader:“My underlings have a discipline problem.”
    Mina Toress:yeah i dunno why its so slow tonight G
    was same for me
    DM:the leader leaps from the fireball with grace, undamaged amking a comment about his companion that tried to fireball him
    Calim Gorn:Will extra effort to take another action to shoot at Leader again
    Gonna eat the fatigue
    DM:Gionna be tough to shoot the leader now
    He’s in melee with 2 others
    Calim Gorn:Oh, heh, didn’t think there were shooting into melee penalties in this game =P
    DM:So gonna assign you a 2 cover mod.. and a possibilit of a complciation if you miss…
    Well it’s DM judgmenet
    Calim Gorn:All right well fireball guy is probably out of short range I think, so I’ll shoot at dart guy then
    DM:I mean you got one person witha pick and another with a sword rushing an archer
    Yeah Dart guy is within range.
    Calim Gorn:Multi on that
    Mina Toress:flail not a pick :-p
    DM:oh right a flail heh.
    Calim Gorn:Hitting him with Aela infused bullets
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 12 ( natural:5 , Save DC:23 ) Enemy 4 -
    —— Failure by 3 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    DM:He’s gonna hero point that.
    Calim Gorn:Boo
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 10 ( natural:3 , Save DC:23 ) Enemy 4 -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:well with the hero point that’ll amke it only 1
    Calim Gorn:No regen
    But basically back into cover with Yuu at my side
    DM:The mans chest start to bleed as one of the bulelts hits into him
    *****Start of Enemy Leader’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:(to Yuu) “Stay in cover if you can…”
    DM:Their leader releases the grip on his golden bow… as the thing dematerializes….
  • Calim Gorn breathes a little hard as he tries to catch his breath
    DM:He concentrates forming a sword in his hand… a black blade with veins of green running down it…
    And proceeds to attack Geralt with it
    Geralt:a dark blade of the nazgul
    Calim Gorn:Holy crap
    Geralt:this gonna hurt
    DM:Forutnately the Quen shield stops the blades physical form.. however… there is a second save required..
    A will save.
    Mina Toress:i thought yall said Quen only stops rank 6 not 8
    DM:It’ll stop up to 7. I used 8 since that was the linked rank.
    His base sword doesn’t have a rank that high, the damage part of it
    But to set the cap properly I used his linked attack rank
    Geralt:hey, stop trying to cheat me… ‘)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Man Geralt is definitely session MVP
    DM:Geralt resists the effect, which seems to try to syphon the Mana out of his Quen shield…
    The balde is some kind of life drinking sword… if it struck a living creature…. it could suck the strength right out of them… or even if it struck an undead like Mina (undead still need their mana)
    The blodn man glares with his red eyes at Geralt..
    Enemy Leader:“You deny my blade!”
    DM:His wounds do seem to regenerate a bit however…
    Calim Gorn:Bah
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Need to hit him with my sword, it’s got Incurable on it
    Geralt:“I deny everything that you are, FIEND!”
  • Mina Toress swings her flail again in a frenzy.
    DM:that’s gonna hit him
    Mina Toress:does the aela burst weaken bit only affect earth demons?
    Calim Gorn:Heh, that might fuck these guys up too
    They’re mana based
    DM:Well generally, but ti mgiht fuck him up, since he’s special
    Mina Toress:says weaken stamina and str 6
    fort resisted
    DM:It wouldn’t do much to imbued but still works on Mana generallyy.
    Mina Toress:not sure if i need to roll anything
    Calim Gorn:Nah should just be a Fort from him
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 25 ( natural:19 , Save DC:23 ) Enemy 4 -—- Success
    wait rolled it on the wrong guy
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 23 ( natural:16 , Save DC:23 ) Enemy Leader -—- Success
    Fort save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 26 ( natural:16 , Save DC:16 ) Enemy Leader -—- Success
    Wow… he rolled well dual 16s.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:The flail strikes him but the barrier of mana around him keeps him safe… preventing it from fully penetrating in and injecting the deadly Aela into him…
    *****Start of Enemy 4’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    DM:The spearman rushes towards Calim.. perhaps going for the easier prey at this point…
    *****Start of Yuu Saidai’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Enemy 2’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    Mina Toress:weird sorry
    DM:stop advancing the init.
    *****Start of Enemy Leader’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Enemy 4’s Turn*****
    Mina Toress:lol apparently end turn works for everyone haha
    DM:Yeah I need to fix that
    Mina Toress:i didnt know that
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Geralt tag teams with Mina, attempting to get a stike in while she keeps him occupied.
    DM:I been lazy on fixing the macros.
    Calim Gorn:Not your turn yet heh
    DM:The spear/dart warrior leaps at Calim.
    Calim Gorn:It’s #4’s turn
    DM:Yeah Sef was exploitng a bug (-1 hero point for dishonorable behavior!)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:The spearman makes a leap at Calim.. though this time instead of relying on his darts he truly lunges in with his spear.
    Mina Toress:well i hit it trying to go past my turn, and then it seemed to be on Gs so i wasnt sure wtf happened so i hit it again to see if thats what indeed happened
    Calim Gorn:Heh, regen isn’t supposed to go until the end of the turn right?
  • Calim Gorn dodges aside from the spearman’s attack
    DM:Doesn’t really matter, but I jsut rolled it now
    But yeah think the end normally
    Calim dodges the spear as the spearman with dark crimson eyes glares at Calim… having gone back to being deathly silent…
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
  • Geralt tag teams with Mina, attempting to get a stike in while she keeps him occupied.
    DM:Geralt and Mina face off against the archer turned swordsman, now armed witht he balck blade of life drinking…
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 20 ( natural:13 , Save DC:23 ) Enemy Leader -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    *****Start of Yuu Saidai’s Turn*****
    DM:Geralts silver balde strikes into the leader… infliting anoter minor wound,. he seems to fear it, taking especail care to dodge it.
    Yu stops running towards Calim’s covers eeing the spearman is now there… and trying to box him… he runs off towards another house at an angle roughly between Calim and Geralt/Mina
    *****Start of Enemy 2’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Well I mean I pulled him with me
    I spent my whole action last round basically grabbing him and hauling him back to where I was
    DM:Well you went to cover first didn’t you, then he chased after you.
    Oh.. wait I missed that
    Nm then.
    Calim Gorn:I used Extra Effort to get an attack in
    DM:ah okay.
    Calim Gorn:But my main action was hauling his ass to cover
    DM:Lemme go back the
    Calim Gorn:So he’s with me
    DM:Yuu seeing the enemy in close proximity… decides to stand up and try his blade on the spearman….
    Assuming Calim doesn’t tell him not to
    Calim Gorn:Nah I’ll take whatever help I can get… I just hope he listened to Geralt’s sword tips about not swinging overhand
    DM:Yeah he apparently did listen to Geralts advice and tries a baseball swing with his nodachi.
    Calim Gorn:Catches #4 off guard, not expecting the kid to fight back? =P
    lol holy shit
    DM:But the blade misses his intended target.
    Calim Gorn:Fucking 20 damage
    *****Start of Enemy 2’s Turn*****
    Mina Toress:oh he’s got a nodachi too? haha My young padawan
    i figured it was just a katana
    evil voice GOOOOOOOD
    DM:Yeah most of the others were katanas
    this one is the only nodachi of the seven swords
    Calim Gorn:Well it is the World Splitter
    DM:exactly heh.
    Mina Toress:should be a tetsubo then
    DM:The mage rushes forward moving closer still to about 60 feet from Geralt and Mina.
    Mina Toress:
    DM:As he proceeds to launch a barrage of fireballs at whoever happens to be more exposed in the melee. Since there’s two of you, I’m gonna let you decide who is facing inward towards his direction adn the easier target. Since I’m assuming the two of you arte circling him and such mostly.
    So I’ll give you the opportunity to decide which of you has the cover currently and which is more exposed.
    Geralt:i say let the dice decide
    DM:fair enough. I cando it randomly
    Geralt:d100, high me, low Mina
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, let ye olde randomizer lead the way
    Geralt:or just the coin
    DM:He rapid fires fireballs at Mina
    Wow.. and rolls terribly… in fact since he’s firing into meel I’m gonna call a complication on that and force his ally to do a dodge save or be hit.
    Dodge save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 29 ( natural:19 , Save DC:18 ) Enemy Leader -—- Success
    Mina Toress:“Let’s just grab his ass and let Yuu have his way with him.” suggets to Geralt
    DM:Fortunately he manges to roll out of the way… though the fireballs come dangerous close to him, a Mina ducks aside at the right moment, fortuantely the archer is fast.. real fast.
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    Geralt:do know if touching this dude will rot us?
  • Calim Gorn draws his sword and faces off with the spearman, fighting defensively as he tries to protect Yuu
    DM:You’re not sure… they have some undead qualities, so it’s ceratinyl possibel but not guaranteed.
    Calim Gorn:(to Yuu) “Only strike if you think you have an opening, defense is more important for you right now.”
    DM:Draining mana is probably an active activity for them, so they may need to conetnrate, ti probably odesn’t happen automatically
    Though you’re not 100% sure
    That’s gonna barely hit.
    Calim Gorn:My sword is enchanted btw
    And it has incurable on it
    Enemy Leader:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 14 ( natural:8 , Save DC:21 ) Enemy 4 -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    DM:Your attack dazes the spearman. cutting into him and shutting down his regeneratino
    *****Start of Enemy Leader’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:No regen
    Enemy Leader:He’s regenin g though
    Calim Gorn:Heh damn
    DM:He turns his life drinker blade on geralt again, seeing him at least right now as the main threat.
    And strikes him… Geralt give me another will save.
    heh damn.. can’t believe you resisted anotther one.
    The Quen shield holds…. somehow resisting this vile life draining blade…
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    Enemy 2:“A savage wouldn’t be a probelm for you, eh?”
    DM:The second enemy sems to jab at his leader as he’s in a life or death battle with Geralt and Mina
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:hmm
    guess all I can do is “flail” away helpless
    *****Start of Enemy 4’s Turn*****
    DM:The archer backs away from the powerful but clumsy swing, dodging it.
  • Calim Gorn faces down the spearman in a defensive stance, hoping to hold him off long enough for his wounds to heal
    Calim Gorn:Parry is at 20 right now
    DM:The spearman takes one feint stab with his spear in one hand, and then immediately goes back to his darts… thrownig them down at Calim as he realizes the danger of Calim’s sword…
    Calim Gorn:And dodge
    DM:Though the darts fail to connect.
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn bats the darts away with his sword
    DM:Though the spearman does seem to clear his daze.
  • Geralt takes another swing at the leader, attempting to relieve him of his head.. or heart
    Enemy 2:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) , Modifier 2 Roll Result: 15 ( natural:10 , Modifier -2 , Save DC:23 ) Enemy Leader -—— Failure by 2 degrees
    DM:The blow dazes him… the silver sword causing his blood to burn as it falls on it…
    He staggers from a cut on the shoulder…
    *****Start of Yuu Saidai’s Turn*****
    DM:Yuu takes a defnesive stance not wanting to totally rush the spearman without Calim’s assistance.
    *****Start of Enemy 2’s Turn*****
    DM:The mage fires another shot into the melee… will roll randomly to see who is exposed.
    Mina again
    The barrage of fireballs cheap shots Mina as she’s recovering from her flail power blow…
    Thatdoes have multiattack so that’s gonna be a lotta damage
    Actuallty with Mina’s dodge willonly be +2
    So not too huge.. but still giveme a toughness save sef.
    Calim Gorn:lol, distracted by food again apparently
    DM:Yeah I’ll just roll for him
    Mina Toress:im here, just slow reacting, tired
    DM:Gonna be a fail by 1 so 1 wound
    Mina Toress:its better than the nat 1 i rolled before the hp
    DM:As the fire burns into Mina…
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn thrusts at the spearman again with his sword
    DM:Yeah Mina would have been dsuted.
    The spearman anticipates your attack and thanks to his deensive stance, dodges you
    Calim Gorn:Bah
    *****Start of Enemy Leader’s Turn*****
    DM:He continues to heal…
    The golden haired warrior takes another swing at Geralt… trying to end him…
    once again he strieks teh Que shield.. give me another will roll Geralt.
    Once again his deadly weapon is held at bay… bouncing off the shield… he gives a look of raw disbelief…
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Don’t underestimate the Witchers!
    Enemy 2:“Just a trainee, eh?”
    DM:The mage taunts his leader…. who turns to him furiopusly.
    Enemy Leader:“SHUT UP!”
    Calim Gorn:Attack now while he’s distracted!
    Mina Toress:I’ll drop the flail and try and grab the mage
    DM:heh okay.
    Mina Toress:some D&D style grapple whoring, see how he likes that
    Unarmed Attack
    DM:Alright give me an unarmed attack
    Oh right his token is bugged gonna have to roll his toughness manually
    Toughness 11
    Mina Toress:too many spell buffs whoring
    bugged his token
    DM:That’s gonna daze him.. plus a grapple chance
    WHcih is a dodge vs stregnth I remembered this time
    Mina Toress:STR is 4
    DM:wow… Mina fully grabs him.. and your bite can trigger on that too if you wanna bite him.
    Mina Toress:yeah
    Calim Gorn:lol awesome
    Mina Toress:Weaken Stamina 7 it says, resisted by Fort
    DM:ah okay.
    Enemy 2:wow…
    Calim Gorn:Holy shit
    Mina Toress:slurpee
    Enemy 2:Thaat’ll drain the full 7 samina
    Mina Toress:i hope he aint like eating poison shrooms
  • Tygaran sees a successful noming…
    *****Start of Enemy 4’s Turn*****
    DM:Mina feels an unbelievale amount of powerful mana flowing into her from him… charging her up.. as an added benefit from being amped for this fight, Mina’s strength and blood powers are gona be at +2 rank.
    Calim Gorn:Heh damn, he’s still up after losing 7 stamina?
    Mina Toress:figured if im gonna eat one, might as well go after the mage
    DM:Yeah you can go to -5.
    Calim Gorn:Wow
    Mina Toress:the ranks come back 1 per round i think tho
    DM:He’s not looking good though, Mina can feel his body starting to break down…
    Mina Toress:its hard to kill someone via draining
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    Need to put incurable on that, lol
    Mina Toress:well even then you can only drain max your rank
    dont think it stacks
    Calim Gorn:Ahh, heh
    Mina Toress:ie i cant drain him again for 7 more i dont think
    think it caps out or something
    DM:The warrior takes advantage of Calims rush… now countering with a powerful attack of his own.. trying to end Calim in one blow…
    Mina Toress:i forget off top of my head, im tired
    Calim Gorn:Parry 20
    DM:And hitting.
    Mina Toress:if i wanted to kill mooks with it, prolly better off as a straight affliction tho
    Calim Gorn:I used Defensive attack last round
    Parry and Dodge are 20
    Mina Toress:but all the other vamps i saw statted up used weaken, so thats what i went with
    DM:Oh you used it agian, I didn’t notice that befoer heh
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    DM:oh okay yeah I se
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn catches the spear with his sword and forces the spearman back
    Enemy Leader:“At least I’m not losing to a vampire!” (yells over to his companion still angered)
    Mina Toress:when does regen tick off? end of your turn?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    DM:Yeah end of your turn
    Mina Toress:i should have 1 wound then
    Calim Gorn:Roll d10 equal to or under your Reen rank
    It ain’t automatic
    Mina Toress:since the +2 rank would give me regen 10
    DM:k remove a wound then
    Calim Gorn:Oh, nice
  • Geralt grins at the leader… “You will fall. I sugest you give up now and keep your miserabnle life, or unlife… however I surely hope you choose to stay so I can relieve you of it.”
    DM:heh, is Geralt’s intention to convince him to retreat or you trying to goad himinto pressing the attack to the death?
    Mina Toress:this guy prolly has interesting memories to probe
    can sum it up later after combat
    Geralt:that crit?
    Calim Gorn:If you got improved 2
    DM:Do you got improved crit 2?
    Geralt:npe just 1
    Calim Gorn:Damn
    DM:wait no, you got 2
    you got 1 on the sword and 1 as an advantage
    so they stack
    Geralt:oh right i do
    Calim Gorn:Oh sweet
    Geralt:1 general and 1 on sword
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 13) , Modifier 2 Roll Result: 12 ( natural:8 , Modifier -2 , Save DC:28 ) Enemy Leader -—— Failure by 4 degrees
    Calim Gorn:rofl
    Fuck yeah!
    DM:Geralt chops him down.
    Calim Gorn:All hail Geralt, Undead Slayer!
    DM:He drops to the ground bleeding but still alive.. though starting to fade away.
    Stll he mustters some strength to speak…
    Enemy Leader:“I can’t believe it… beaten by…. you…”
  • Mina Toress chomps on him too since his friend tasted so good.
    *****Start of Yuu Saidai’s Turn*****
    Mina Toress:nom nom nom
    DM:Yuu stays back since you guys seem to have this under control and you told him not to fight mostly.
    *****Start of Enemy 2’s Turn*****
    Mina Toress:27 for the mage, 16 for the leader
    Calim Gorn:Heh, you’d have to do that on your action Sef
    Mina Toress:you can sum it up later if need be
    Calim Gorn:We’re still in combat
    DM:The enemy gives a muffled cry that sounds roughtly like “Get off me you whore!” but youc an’t be entirely sure.
    Geralt:Maybe Yuu will see my skilz and decide to hang out and side with us….
    Mina Toress:oh true, i was thinking it was free action
    DM:Yeah you’re still grappling theamge lol
    You ain’t gonna get his blood way over there :P
    Mina Toress:yeah im half asleep
    i thought the mage died and combat was over for some reason
    Calim Gorn:Heh nope
    Mina Toress:need adrenaline shot or something to wake up heh
    DM:It’s atheltics or acro for him to try to escape.. against your strength 5 for your imrpvoed grab
    Mina Toress:well actually its 6
    i mean 6+5
    4, +2 enhancement, +5 improved hold
    DM:oh right… though e still barely managed toescape it.
    Mina Toress:but he still won
    strong ass puny mage
    DM:He pusehs himself free… still dazed by the experience…
    Mina Toress:he went all retard strong on me
    DM:He’s backinga way…
    Enemy 2:“Retreat!”
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn presses the attack against the spearman, though keeps up his defensive stance
    DM:The spearman manages to evade your poorly aimed attack
    *****Start of Enemy Leader’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Now you can go all slurpee
    Or chase the mage
    DM:Yeah heh.
    Btw when you drank from the other guy…
    Mina Toress:I’ll go for a power stunt
    DM:He seemed to be almost empty.. or a feeling of such, like you got the feeling of flying… without a sense of body… In addition… you did sense that he was linked to some kind of presence that he was in communication with..
    Mina Toress:Ranged Weaken Stamina 6 vs Fort, on the leader
    Calim Gorn:Heh well the leader is down
    He’s already splatted
    Mina Toress:oh the mage was the one who ran
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    Mina Toress:ok well nix the power stunt then
    I’ll just chomp on him for desert
    the leader i mean
    incase he has some juicy intel
    DM:Okay you’re gonna head over to the leader and chomp on him
    Alrigth give me a check to see how much you learn.
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    Mina Toress:flesh puppets it looks like
    *****Start of Enemy 4’s Turn*****
    DM:The spearman backs away a few steps from Calim as Calim watches his spear and himself disintegrate into nothingness… as if fading out, the effect starting from his feet and going to his head.. he speaks a single word to Calim before disappearing his eyes glaring with malevolence…
    Enemy 4:“Lucky.”
    Calim Gorn:“Tch… Hardly.”
    DM:And then he disappears
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn breathes a sigh of relief
    DM:Geralt could potentialyl try to go after the mage. though it seems he’s going to retreat too unless he wants to go for a finsiher.
    Geralt:no, no monsters allowed to live, especially that know about Yuu
    need to charge or normal move?
    DM:heh okay, you can charge at him, you’d takea -2 to hit.
    but he’s within charge range.
    Calim Gorn:lol awesome
    He’s at like -6 Toughness too
    DM:lol wow
    Geralt strikes again
    oh right he’s bugged heh…
    Keep trying to use the macro
    Toughness 21
    Wow he got a natural 20.
    Calim Gorn:lol damn
    Geralt:that blows
    Calim Gorn:Still like 2 wounds I think
    Mina Toress:the proverbial one that got away
    DM:That’ll still daze him though.
    Which will prevent his escape this round
    Mina Toress:dont you got some kind of ranged atk of your own actually?
    DM:He can’t turn incorpooreal while dazed.
    *****Start of Yuu Saidai’s Turn*****
    DM:Yuu stands and watches for now since you’re kicking ass
    *****Start of Enemy 2’s Turn*****
    DM:The mage goes on full defense, desperately trying to stay alive ubntil he can undaze..
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:How far away is he from me?
    Assuming I have no clue where #4 went
    DM:Yeah 4 just vanished entirely.
    You can amke a perception to try to hear him if he’s invis
    Calim Gorn:lol nope
    DM:You know nothing.
    Calim Gorn:Okay is mage within short range of me?
    DM:The mage is about 150 feet from you rigth now
    Calim Gorn:Okay yeah that’s still short range since I got Extended 1
    On the main mode for the gun
    DM:He is trying to back away so I’m not gonna give him any cover from the shots ince he’s really not engaging in melee so much as tryinng to turtle up
  • Calim Gorn opens fire with another hail of Aela-infused rounds on the mage as he tries to flee
    Calim Gorn:Heh damn
    DM:That’ll barelyy hit him
    Calim Gorn:Whoo
    No multi though
    DM:Since that becomes his AC basically and you got it.
    Toughness 0
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Yeah he’s smoked.
    Calim Gorn:Shredded
    DM:Calim shoots him in the head… and he falls backwards… his form starting to disrupt…
    Somehow he’s still alive on the ground.. though clearly dying.. .managing to ge a few words out…
    Calim Gorn:That basically combat over or is #4 still sticking around?
    Enemy 2:“I offer thee this silent sacrifice…”
    DM:Yeah combat is over Geralt’s medallion stops vibrating…
    As for Mina drinking their leaders last drops…
    She manages to get a few images from it… of a candle lit room of stone… with an ornate wooden table that looks old… a figure in a robed hood speaks to him…
  • Calim Gorn calls out, “Yuu is safe, but the spearman got away.”
    Geralt:“Unfortunately. We must be warry of his return. I doubt he will give up and next time they will not underestimate us.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Robed Figure:“Geralt of the Hydra, Calim Gorn and Mina Bloodthorne have been sent to find Yuu, it’s possible you may encounter them with Yuu in thier possession. Wait to strike at a remote place and balckmail them… Threaten Calim’s sister Laventa, Mina’s cousin Sylara and Geralt’s clanmembers and Viniira of the Minotaur.”
    Mina Toress:“Who’s he talking to?”
    DM:That’s in Mina’s vision
    Mina Toress:oh lol
    DM:This is what Mina is seeing from drinking his blodo anyway.
    Mina Toress:yeah rodger
    “Even your blood is obtuse.”
    Robed Figure:“You must take Yuu and bring him here…”
  • Mina Toress quips as she gives the corpse a stiff kick.
    DM:The robed figure presents an old parchment on the table.. you recognize it as a map of Therin, but an old one… since the labels of things are in a language you can’t read…
    A finger tip points towards a location in Yt…. near the hydra clan lands you think…
    Robed Figure:“Then have him use his blade, make a hole directly down…”
    Calim Gorn:(lol shit, they must be after the lost city that Darien was digging for)
    Robed Figure:“Inside you’ll find…”
    DM:Mina’s vision starts to fade at this popint and she gets only peices…
    Mina Toress:phats
    lots of phats
    Robed Figure:“… Bring it back to me, do not attempt to…”
    Mina Toress:they wanna ninja loot G’s lands
    DM:And it finally cuts off entirely.
  • Mina Toress raises a curious brow.
    Mina Toress:“Well, well, isn’t that interesting.”
    Yuu Saidai:Geralt gains a hero point. , Mina Toress gains a hero point. , Calim Gorn gains a hero point.
  • Calim Gorn seems to concentrate on something for a moment…
    Geralt:assuming she too far away to hear mutter that?
    well i do have hearing
    DM:Geralt could
    He’s got super hearing
  • Mina Toress tells them about the two visions from both guys.
    Geralt:when she approaches… What is interesting?"
    Yuu Saidai:“Who was he?”
    Geralt:when she approaches… “What is interesting?”
  • Mina Toress explains.
    DM:Yuu’s hands finally stop shaking as he realizes he’s safe… at least for the time
  • Mina Toress recounts what she saw/heard.
    Calim Gorn:“Something in the ground near Clan Hydra… Son of a bitch…”
    “I thought he was a fucking crackpot, but maybe not.”
    Geralt:“Hmm. It is good we are going there. Meerin must know of this.”
    “What is this you are talking about.. a crackpot?”
    OOC i know but IC you never told me about that meeting
    Calim Gorn:“Darien Gorn was raving about some lost city in the ground near Clan Hydra’s lands. He was using the Shiadars that had been assigned to the clan’s defense to try to dig for it.”
    “I had him dismissed because I thought he was bonkers, and that he might provoke the Earth Demons into attacking while disabling the clan’s defenses.”
    “But maybe I was wrong.”
    Geralt:“Why didn;t you ever tell me about that?”
    Calim Gorn:“Like I said, I thought he was a crackpot… He’s well known for being basically off his rocker.”
    Geralt:“Well now we have confirmation.”
    Calim Gorn:“Who were those guys anyway? Or what were they?”
    DM:The bodies of the dead btw have totaly evaporated, blood and all, leaving absolutely no traces you ever fought anything…
  • Geralt relates what little he was able to discern.
    Mina Toress:“I don’t know for sure, but I’d suspect some kind of agents for House Illuvian if I had to wager on it.”
  • Yuu Saidai nods.
    Mina Toress:“My family has had run ins with them in the past, a long time ago.”
    Yuu Saidai:“They weren’t human…. they just disappeared…”
    Mina Toress:“Not the great Toress of course, I meant on my father’s side, but that’s enough talk of that.”
    “I don’t know what they were.”
  • Yuu Saidai looks towards Mina for a second…
    Yuu Saidai:“What do you mean Toress? You’re not one of them are you?”
    Mina Toress:“They seemed to be like living puppets, perhaps bodies possesed.”
    Calim Gorn:“Damn… This is bad.”
    Mina Toress:“Yes, and No, Yuu.”
    “It’s a difficult situation.”
    DM:Yuu was fortunately too terrified of the immedaite threats to notice Mina drinking the guys blood.
    Yuu Saidai:“What did they want from me?”
    Geralt:“Boddies would have remianed if possessed. This was somethign different.”
  • Mina Toress points to the sword.
    Mina Toress:“They needed you for that.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, I’m sure there are quite a few people who would be interested in harnessing the power of the World Splitter.”
    Mina Toress:“It seems you could become quite a miner, if you desire it.”
  • Mina Toress jokes.
  • Yuu Saidai looks at the sword in his hand which seems a bit too big and heavy for his current physical shape.
    Calim Gorn:“At any rate, we need to get out of here… The fire is going to attract attention, and they may send more people after us… Or things.”
    Mina Toress:“But at least you have a nice taste in weapons.”
  • Mina Toress unsheathes her sword and compares.
    Mina Toress:“They are of the same style, obviously not the same quality though.”
    “Let me know if you want to trade.” she winks
    Yuu Saidai:“I think I’ll keep this one for now…”
    Mina Toress:“Not much for subtle sarcasm is he?”
    “Suppose not staying locked up in a cell all the time.”
    Calim Gorn:“Can’t say I blame him, given the circumstances.”
    DM:Yeah the house is going up pretty good now and given its morning the smoke will probably visible…
    Mina Toress:“But at least it wasn’t a coffin buried in the ground, like me.”
    Calim Gorn:“Come on, let’s get moving.”
    Yuu Saidai:“The Toress locked you in a coffin?”
    Calim Gorn:“They’re going to be hunting us, and it’s only a matter of time before word of Yuu’s survival spreads… It may have already if Illuvian is really behind those people.”
    Mina Toress:“A story for another time, child.”
    DM:You want to proceed down the main mountain road back towards the town you came from or you gonna look for another route?"
    Mina Toress:“Let’s go, like Calim says.”
    Calim Gorn:Heh, alternate route might not be a bad idea
    Mina Toress:“I’ll show you how to swing that thing around later.”
  • Calim Gorn checks his GPS (j/k)
    Mina Toress:“Swordsman ship of mokoro and the tribesman are quite different beyond the fundamentals.”
    “And I don’t think Sefiros is going to be around to show you how to use one of those.”
    DM:Well you figure the altenrate route will take you towrds the Zanyz capital of Lordarm
    Calim Gorn:Ew
    Mina Toress:“So looks like I’m your only option.”
    DM:Trying to go the way you came will go back to the town where the windrider was blocked.
    Calim Gorn:“We need to disguise him somehow…”
    DM:Unless you want to do some more extreme mountain climbing
    Of course Yuu may not be all that physically fit for that
    Mina Toress:we dont climb mountains
    we excavate em
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Yeah you could try the sword… of course, that may draw a lot of atettnion :P
    Mina Toress:i just hope the sword doesnt use void power mechanics
    ie roll 1d20 and pray
    Calim Gorn:lol well I don’t want to see what a crit fail does with that thing so that’s not too far off
    DM:heh nah it’s probably just on the DBZ scale :P
    Void sword is multiverse splitter :P
    Mina Toress:dbz is now up to that scale from what i saw the other day
    now theyre fighting gods and multiverses and shit lol
    Calim Gorn:Guess we can head back to the village and try to skirt around it or something, and maybe catch the windrider back towards something resembling a port
    Yuu Saidai:“Yeah, a disguise would be good…”
    “But how can I hide this sword?”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm… Bedsheets maybe, or…”
    “Let’s check these houses and see if we can find some decent clothes.”
    Mina Toress:“I’d offer to carry it for you in my scabbard, but I’m a little leary from what I know of the last guy that tried to touch one of the seven swords.”
  • Yuu Saidai nods.
    Mina Toress:“I believe he went up in flames, literally.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes I think I heard that as well…”
    Yuu Saidai:“Went up in flames?”
    Calim Gorn:“The dragons don’t seem to take kindly to anyone else using their weapons.”
    Mina Toress:“Yeah, poof.”
    “You could maybe disguise it as a long walking stick.”
    “I don’t know.”
    Yuu Saidai:“The dragons?”
    Calim Gorn:“Let’s see what we can find… Perhaps the dragons’ luck will shine on us again.”
  • Yuu Saidai loks in confusion, clearly he knows nothing of Makoro at all.
    Mina Toress:“The gods of your ancestors.”
    “The Great Dragons, they’re called.”
    Geralt:“He can learn along the way.”
    Mina Toress:“Like Sheyl, but different.”
    DM:You want to go searching for clothes and disguises in the nearby abandoned village or you gonna head off immediately?
    Calim Gorn:I wanna get some kind of disguise for Yuu at least, and figure out some way to conceal his sword
    Yuu Saidai:“Do the Great Dragons choose kings?”
    DM:You can pretty easily find some peasant clothes in some of the houses there…
    Disguising his sword though is kinda gonna be up to you, it’s big since it’s a nodachi. heh.
    It’s a giant 6 ft sword.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I was thinking wrapping it in bedsheets and straps, kinda like Wolfwood’s giant cross
    Maybe put something else in there to hide the shape too
    So it’s not immediately obvious that it’s a big sword
    Or if we can find a case for a cello that’d be great =P
    DM:unforuntately the peasants couldn’t exactly afford that
    you could ptoetnalyl find an old broken down cart or something
    along with basic tools and mining equiipment.
    So you gonna wrap it up and tie it like that on Yuu’s back or something?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s what I’m thinking anyway, unless somebody’s got a better idea
    Mina Toress:tie a sack dangling off the end like a hobo haha
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Make it look like he’s hauling luggage or something
    And not a literal earth-splitting sword
    DM:heh okay
    you could attach a sack to it
    Give him a hobo sack.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    DM:You probabl ydont want to use it as a walking stick or anything since when it touches the ground it produces minute vibrations.
    WHich is pretty noticeable.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah definitely not
    Keep it off the ground as much as possible
    Mina Toress:bags of holding dont exist, so we’re shit out of luck
    DM:Okay… so you finish setting it up as a hobo stick… which direction you want to head after that?
    Calim Gorn:I know anything with my knowledge of Rahseld about what might be the best route to take?
    DM:Well best for what exactly?
    Calim Gorn:Well I’m guessing we want to get his ass off this continent
    Without being discovered
    DM:I mean Lordarm is a port city.
    So it’s got ships and airships. It’s a big trade city.
    Calim Gorn:“Hm… We could head for Lordarm and try to get transport… But Illuvian’s agents may be expecting that.”
    DM:Of course the queens travel ban is still in effect.
    Calim Gorn:“And there’s that travel ban…”
    DM:So I mean.. you’re probably going to have to get someone trusted, aka house gorn to help…
    Or you could try to negotatie with someone from House Zanyz or maybe try one of the guild buildings in Lordarm.
    See if anyone wants to defy the queen.
    Calim Gorn:“My brother Sorvin may be willing to help us… He’s the honorable warrior sort and not much for politics.”
    Mina Toress:maybe i could call in a contact
    perhaps a loveslave courtesan sponsor
    to come and give us a ride
    DM:heh, I mean tehy might be able to help you get in contact with someone with a ship, but they don’t really go tthe means alone to get him away.
    Mina Toress:revoking of pussy privledge is good motivator to not spill the beans
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:G can summon some flying snakes or something
    DM:You could try to potentially leverage some contact from Ronen, assuming you were lucky enough to encounter em in Rahseld, heh.
    SInce I figured Mina did most of her work in Ronen.
    Mina Toress:im just talking shit mostly lol
  • Calim Gorn breathes a little easier as his regeneration eventually heals his wounds
    Mina Toress:im too sleepy to really think anything detailed through right now to be honest
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’m thinking Sorvin might be our best bet, lol
    Mina Toress:so i’ll leave it up to the others, until i have a clearer head to think this all out
    DM:So the choice is kinda yours which way you wanna go. Yeah Sorvin is actually in charge of looking for Yuu, though peraps you coudl turn him in the name of honor.
    Of course such an act would be treasonous….
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’d be the gamble
    (to Geralt) “Any ideas Mr. Witcher?”
    Geralt:“I’d rather not risk involving anyone linked to the Empire at this time.”
    Calim Gorn:“That’s gonna make it a little tough seeing as how we’re deep in the middle of their territory and the Queen has restricted all travel off continent.”
    DM:Hoepefully if Sajaras report gets in that tehy killed off Yuu, the ban may be lifted, but it’d require laying low for a while probably.
    Geralt:“I’d hate to have to kill someone for trying to turn him in.”
    Calim Gorn:“We could always lay low and hope the heat dies down if Sajara reports that Yuu was killed, but that may take time… Time we don’t have.”
    Geralt:“How about smugglers and pirates?”
    “They always know how to skirt the law.”
    Calim Gorn:“Maybe, but that’s risky… They could just ransom us all off for money if we don’t offer them something in exchange.”
    Geralt:“So we pay them. If they try anything… well that woul dbe a bad choice on their part.”
    “You know these lands better than I though.”
    Calim Gorn:“Heh… We’ll probably want some disguises for ourselves as well then. We’re kind of famous, at least I am.”
    DM:yeah and Geralt does stick out too.
    Well Mina as well she’s got attractive 2… so I mean…
    You all kinda stick out ALOT.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    And Gorn and Zanyz are allied and know each other well so pretty much everybody around here probably knows who Calim is, plus he’s married to the princess
    DM:yeah lol
    The princess mararige definiteyl got you a ton of recongizeability.
    Calim Gorn:Prince earns a pretty good ransom
    DM:Plus Calim himself is really attractive too…. so you got recogntion as well.
    Calim Gorn:Probably a lot more than we can pay lol
    Calim Gorn:So I’m kinda thinking we take our chances with Sorvin
    Might be time for ye olde coin of luck again
    Also we probably need to come up with a story for who Yuu is
    And coach him on it
    DM:Yeah another option is potetnially Sylara Toress, as she’s gullible enough to potentialyl be tricked into sending an airship there.. heh.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Alternately Laventa coudl otetnially break off from the forces in Yt without authorization..
    Might draw some attention but she could commandeer an airship maybe.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah let’s exploit the naive cousin who loves everyone
    Geralt:fair enough
    Calim Gorn:Like hey cousin we’re stranded out here, can you send an airship?
    DM:Or you coudl travel to Illuvian HQ and try to broker a deal :)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:And of course you could just try to steal an airship and hope nobody sees your faces.. heh.
    It’s up to you…
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I don’t like my odds on that one
    Exploiting Sylara sounds like a pretty awesome idea, especially if Yuu decides to start his vengeance against the Toress with her lol
    Gotta reconcile the paradox somehow
    Alternatively if I can get a message to Alyssa maybe she can send some kind of help but I don’t know how likely that is
    DM:yeah heh.. she may not want to risk her neck for you.
    Judging by her prior decisions to not help you in combat.
    I’m thinking she’ll sit this treason out too…
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Well unless you want me making a decision by myself it doesn’t seem like Sef and G are with us enough to do it at this point
    DM:heh… yeah I think they want you to make the decision
    Geraltt is basicalyl leaving it up to yu, and Sef was too tired :P
    Geralt:i’m here
    DM:Since Calim knows these lands better, so Geralt is defering to your judgment
    Geralt:Geralt made his suggestion, but then deferred t your knowledge of the area
    DM:Geralt is like “these are your lands, call me when a sea serpent is blocking the port”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:hehe, yep
    Calim Gorn:Well, if we’re gonna call in a favor from Sylara we gotta get to a place we can communicate with her first
    I doubt these little villages have Aela Communicators
    DM:Yeah the storm has passed.. so any place with an Aela communicator could work
    Which is basically either path in Rahseld.
    The town near the windrider had communications.
    Calim Gorn:Ah okay
    DM:So you could go either place.
    An airship pickup in Lordarm would be noticed more readily probably… though maybe you’d rather try to hide in plain sight…
    Calim Gorn:All right, we’ll head to the windrider town, if anybody questions us we’ll say that the guy travelling with us is a villager who’s trying to locate his family and that we don’t know anything about what happened to Yuu
    DM:Where as an airship pickup in a small town might escape notice, but if it is noticed is sure as hell to get people asking a lot of quesitons…
    Geralt:sounds good
    DM:Heh okay, you disguise Yuu … you wanna disguise yourselves too?
    Calim Gorn:Heh well if there’s a travel ban in effect I figure Lordarm is gonna be more conspicuous
    DM:Or you going as is?
    Geralt:will just wear a hooded cloak
    Calim Gorn:Yeah will do a basic disguise, trying to hide face
    DM:heh, well yeah though presumably it’ll be a Toress ship that picks you up… so it may generate the “fuck the Qujeen” snetiment.
    From seeing she’s not abiding by her own ban.
    Geralt:not going to try to get too fancy cause i suck and makeup looks goofy onme
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:heh okay so you’ve got some hooded cloaks or what not.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I guess we could always say it’s official business for the queen
    DM:But not going with trying ot make fke beards and stuff?
    Calim Gorn:Heh nah
    DM:You start down the mountain towards the town you came from…
    Geralt:no one knows we didn;t actually catch him and taking him back
    DM:You gonna try to proceed stealthily or you travelling out in the open like you belong?
    Geralt:so if questioned we can feign that
    DM:Remember that if you’re being stealthy and get detected it’ll look liek you were sneaking and such. heh.
    Calim Gorn:Move about normally
    Geralt:may want to do the chewie in shackles thing
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:when we get in town
    DM:heh well you don’t really got shackles on you, but you could find a frayed rope
    Geralt:well that what i mean
    Calim Gorn:Well then it looks weird with him carrying the hobo sack if he’s a prisoner
    Geralt:fake tie him up
    Calim Gorn:Unless we’re just making him carry it for the lulz
    Geralt:he can carry his own load man
    and our too
    Calim Gorn:I mean he didn’t have anything when he left prison lol
    So now he’s suddenly got enough stuff for a hobo sack, if it’s stolen goods we should have seized them from him
    Geralt:ok, just saying a possible cover story if stopped is that we captured him and taking him back… maybe no need to bind cause we are more than enough to take him
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah, I guess we could always say we’re letting him keep the sword because none of us can touch it
    And he’s just some unskilled mook who spent his whole life in prison so he isn’t any threat with it
    DM:heh so you want to bind him then?
    Calim Gorn:I dunno, it might be more conspicuous if he’s bound
    If we’re all trying to hide our faces and shit and we’re shoving this guy in ropes around
    Geralt:nah, not mess with it
    just lightly disguise him
    and have a cover story ready
    DM:heh.. okay so just wearing some peasant hooded cloaks and heading down to town.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    DM:okay you proceed downwards travelling on the road… give me a perception check from Geralt.
    It’s a twisting mountain road, about wide enough to accomodate a whirlwind wagon,b ut that’s about it…
    A cliff on one side, a sheer wall on the other.
    Calim Gorn:So perfect spot for an ambush is what you’re saying
    DM:As you make your way back the way you came… the ground still muddly from thes torm that stopped…
    Nah perfect would be two sheer walls.
    But this is pretty good.
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Calim Gorn keeps a wary eye out, perhaps paranoid that House Illuvian is after him now…
    DM:Geralt can hear the sounds of footsteps in the distance…. down the road.. he guesses a good number over 20 people…. They’re going to be coming into sight fairly soon… heading towards you..
    Calim Gorn:lol great
    DM:No vehicles just on foot…
    Geralt:“Off the path. We have company coming up the road.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    DM:There isn’t a hell of a lot of cover here unfortuantely, besides dangingling off the edge heh.
    You may be able ot find a large rock to crouch behind, butyou’ll almost certainly get spotted by one when they pass, it’s a narrow road.
    Geralt:think have Yuu make us a cave?
    DM:heh yeah you could try that
    Calim Gorn:lol… Well, there have been tremors in the area recently
    Just tell him to swing gently
    Geralt:"Yuu, take your sword and give a little thrust into that cliff side
  • Yuu Saidai looks at you oddly.
    Geralt:“Yuu, take your sword and give a little thrust into that cliff side.”
    Yuu Saidai:“really?”
    Geralt:“We need a small cave to hide in.”
    Yuu Saidai:“Well..okay…”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, I see what you’re going for, yes that might work…”
    “It is the World Splitter after all.”
    DM:He takes out his sword… pushing it into the sideof the moutain, and miraculously the stone rumbles as the blade touches it… stones crumbling to dust… and the side of the mountain starting to part… shaking with a loud tremor as he does it.. likely anyone on the moutain and probably below felt that one…
    Though it does do as you wanted.. opening a cavern in the side of the moutnai…
    Geralt:“Slow and easy…..”
  • Calim Gorn glances up, wary of a rockslide
    DM:And a place you can go and hide. a few stones slip from the top of the mountain shaken off by the vibrations but nothing too dangerous yet.
    Calim Gorn:“Good job… Let’s hurry.”
    Geralt:“Ok, everyone in now.”
    DM:He tries to proceed forward into the tunnel giving you a place to hide. You want to just try to go deep enough where nobody can see you, or does one person want to peek out from stealth to see who tehy are?
    Calim Gorn:Geralt’s medallion vibrating?
    DM:it vibrates when he’s cutting thorug hthe mountain. heh.
    Geralt:“Yuu, to the back.”
    DM:Or maybe the ground is the thing vibrating..
    It stops after that though…
  • Yuu Saidai nods.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, I’ll hang near the entrance and hide and try to see who it is passing by
    I can see in the dark so hopefully can stay back out of the light
    DM:heh yeah you coudl stay out a decent distance back if you wanted, though you’d only be able to see em when they pass directly in front of the cavern.
    Geralt:Will stay back out of sight. Maybe just a slight glimpse of passersby but not at the entrance.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s all I want anyway
    I don’t want them seeing me
    I just need to see what they look like, are they bearing any standards, etc
    Or just a bunch of peasants
    DM:Geralts ears pick up familiar vocies as you wait and they come into range…
    Geralt:the group from the night before?
    Silaas:“Are you sure we shouldb e going back?”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Sajara Toress:“Do you really think miss Fangjob is going to take the blame for burning down some Zanyz peasant village up there?”
    Geralt:“Shhh, down Calim… it is the squad from last night.”
    Sajara Toress:“Or the prince whose married to princess Alyssa…”
    “No, they’re going to blame us.”
    Silaas:“How did they manage to start that fire anyway, the buildings should be soaked…”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Geralt:“They saw the fire and are going back to the village.”
    Sajara Toress:“I have no idea. but I guarantee it involves something that vampire did designed to really make me mad.”
  • Geralt whispers
    Geralt:((Ty still with us.))
    Geralt:hehe, wondering if you dozed off
    Silaas:“BUt those tremors.. this mountain might not be stable..”
    Sajara Toress:“Yeah, I don’t really want to be up here eithr.. but we’ve got a duty to do.”
    Silaas:“But they’re just peasants…”
    Sajara Toress:“How would you like it if someone burned your home down? Now keep going.”
    DM:The group fortunately marches by without any incident…
    Geralt:i’m assuming we probaly had eyes on us during the fight?
    Calim Gorn:Not from these guys I don’t think
    DM:You figure they just saw the smoke rising
    Geralt:no the villagers
    Calim Gorn:They probably just saw the smoke and decided to turn back
    The villagers were all gone
    They basically abandoned the area
    i thought there were some that stayed behind
    Calim Gorn:Wyvern attacks and earthquakes and such
    DM:As far as you knew it was just the soldiers, and maybe a crotchety pesant that decided to stick aroubnd possibly heh.
    Calim Gorn:I think there were a few but I dunno if any of them were where they were
    Geralt:T said some were stubborn and didn;t leave
    DM:Yeah heh. There might have been a few up there. Though they didn’t really seem all that nosy. so hopefully they didn’t get a good look at you
    Geralt:but if we didn;t see any gauking at us then that great
    Calim Gorn:I don’t think they’d want to stick around in a fight between Imbued and whatever the fuck those guys were anyway
    Common folk are scared of us probably
    DM:yeah lol. As soon as the guy materialized a golden bow in his hand they’d have been all “okay I’m out”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:yeah, just didn;t want a witness to say they saw some foreigner with a big sword along with us
    ok anyway
    DM:The peasantry of Rahseld are a pretty scared lot. At most they may have remembered Geralt’s appearance since he has white hair.. but they may not know Mina or Calim, being Zanyz miners in the mountains.
    You pressing on downwards?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, wait for those guys to pass and then head on down
    Geralt:yes, after they pass and recall no switchbacks where they would spot us from above?
    DM:Okay you head on down.. getting down without incident to the small town by the windrider track.
    Yeah you can keep pretty well concealed, and tehy’re probably not looking back anyway.
    The people hhere fortunately don’t seem to pay much attention to you, at least not beyond usual… since you’re dressed as peasants now.
    And tehy don’t seem to look too closely.
    Of course you’ll probably have to reveal who you are when you want to use an Aela communicator… depending on how you wanna do that.
    Calim Gorn:Hmm
    I’ll stay in disguise but wave something with the House Gorn sigil on it at them and claim to be on a special mission for the Grand Duke and that I need to use the Aela Communicator
    Basically try to indimidate them into not asking too many questions and just let me use the thing
    DM:heh okay, give me an intimidation roll.
    Calim Gorn:Will Hero Point this if I roll shitty
    DM:heh that’ll do.
    Tygaran:Almost 2 am here, so one last quck question before I turn in for the night – the Di Crystal minion templates both seem to cost 10 more than the numbers add up to. Unlinked is 12 PP (1-30+20+8+2+1=2), GOlem is 23 PP (-10+20+2+1=13). Am I missing something?
    DM:The guy clearly doesn’t want to trouble and lets you use the communicator…
    Geralt:i need to go take a bio break… brb
    DM:As for the Di crystal lemme check that Ty…
    Ah yeah… I know what happened
    the object immunity used to be 30 points in the regular rules but I changed it to only 20 since it asn’t as good as full fort immunity.
    Though I never adjusted the total.
    SO the added cost is the correct one and the totals are just not updated.
    Tygaran:alright then. I’ve made ogod progress on an alpha build. I’ll tweak it more after work tomorrow. Til then, ngiht all
    Calim Gorn:Later Ty
    DM:Figure we may wanna stop here anyway and let Sef send the request to Sylara anyway, since Mina probably knows her best.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    DM:Guess Calim could try it heh… but Mina might make more sense.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’ll let Mina do the talking
    DM:And figure you can come up with a hard luck story whiy you need emergency help in violation of the queens’ travel ban…
Session Log 25

DM:hey G, there ya are.
Tabris:Hey G
Geralt:just the 3 of us?
Calim Gorn:Yeah, Herlock quit
Geralt:just making sure no one new
Calim Gorn:Yeah not sure who else we’d recruit, unless you want to see if Tygaran is interested
Sefiros:cant recruit one of your love pillow anime waifu’s tab?
Calim Gorn:Can’t type without hands
Sefiros:put some secret government AI module you got in it
Calim Gorn:Nah all the AI stuff is in the CIA, I just get to handle deadly chemicals
Yeah I dunno if I’d want to allow an AI player, I’d probably turn it evil
Be like “fuck all you guys, I’m nuking humanity!”
Calim Gorn:lol yeah like that one Twitter bot
Sefiros:haha yeah
DM:Yeah lol
Sefiros:it loved hitler or something lol
Calim Gorn:Yeah
They turned it into a Neo Nazi in like, a day
Sefiros:i saw something where they set up two bots in a convo
and it was pretty funny
it just de-evolved into a mud slinging shit storm irc
Calim Gorn:Yeah I’ve seen stuff like that
DM:okay gimme one sec to finish one thing up, then we’ll get started…
apparently it turned into a perverted whore
as well
Okay I’m ready to go
you guys ready?
Calim Gorn:I’m ready
DM:okay.. last we left off you’d accepted the queens mission to go after Yuu Saidai, the escaped child of the late Saidai Shogun… who is supposedly destined to find the last of the powerful Seven Swords.
Calim Gorn:Is he destined to find it or destined to wield it in glorious conquest?
DM:You have to prep and leave almost immediately on the next airship to Alara, the capital of Rahseld.
Calim Gorn:Like how specific is the legend exactly
DM:You got any expertise in Makoro?
Calim Gorn:Nope
DM:You’re not too sure, most of Rahseld doens’t study that superstitious nonsense.
Calim Gorn:lol
Military and Politics don’t apply?
DM:Not as far as legends really, you’d know the conquests of the other shoguns and such.
But you wouldn’t realyl know the specifics of the legends, that’s more concerned with hard facts, not mysticism./
Calim Gorn:Heh okay
DM:Fact wise, the priopr shoguns did each find a sword and pretty mcuh all of em kicked some ass with it.
Calim Gorn:So basically he’s definitely going to find this thing, it’s just up to us how much ass he kicks with it
DM:Yeah, each sword generally has some kinda property associated with it… and as far as you know, none of the sword wre exactly disproven.
Geralt:so let me get one thing straight, there is already a heiress shogun that the dad put on, this is a different claim to the throne?
her brother, or no relation at all?
DM:The most famous was probably Muhai, the sword that essentially let the wielder win any personal combat. the shogun basically fucked up a bunch of imbued trying ot challenge him, and beat all the challengers.
Calim Gorn:Nah different factions
The guy we’re after is son of the Shogun of Saidai Taiyou
DM:But then they had a bunch of shiadars open up on him and kill him.
Calim Gorn:The place with the daughter becoming the new Daimyo is in Makoro
DM:Yeah, the situation with Suzu is different. that’s the Yoshinori Gozoku which is like a daimyo family of Makoro. The Shogun is ruler of a separate nation called Saidai-Taiyou, which is Makoro (and the empire’s enemy)
basically Makoor broke off Saidai-Taiyou and became its own nation withh the empire’s help.
DM:As for the successor of the Yoshinori Gozoku being female, the Daimyo did have sons, though he ended up choosing his imbued daughter, was a hugely unpopular decision, and this was after some other sexually progressive policies.
Like outlawing slavery of females that he did before.
And allowing women to own property and carry weapons.
So he was kinda already unpopular for that, and now he basically named his daughter as the new Daimyo andthe vassals are revolting. The Yoshinori court is where Suzu ended up serving, thanks to your groups infleunce.
Calim Gorn:Yeah Calim did a lot to help her secure that position and also bolster her general self-confidence and help her go against the traditions of Makoro and so on
So he feels kinda personally obligated to her, heh
Geralt:well geralt helped her some too, notas much as Calim but still
DM:So that’s the situation therre, but essentially what you’re working on now is stopping the Shoguns son (the shogun positon is currently unheld, basically it pretty much goes to the guy who shows up iwht the next of the seven swords)
Like you’re not the “true successor” as shogun unless you have one of the swords.
So stopping this guy from showing up will pretty much fuck up Saidai-Taiyou politically as well as neutralize a primary enemy.
Sefiros:we should try to install a puppet
until we catch the real one
just to sow confusion
DM:The SHogun’s children of which Yuu Saidai is a part of, have basically been imprisoned their whole lives, kidnapped while really young, etc.
Calim Gorn:lol well unless they have the sword they ain’t gonna get far
Sefiros:well this sounds like it may be a political objective as much as a hide and seek
Geralt:yeah, which is why i not too keen on going to catch him… unjust imprisonment due to birth for political aspirations of the queen
Sefiros:we’re gonna need help with al lthe various nobles to try and ferret his bastard out id presume
Calim Gorn:It isn’t just the queen, I mean they’re an enemy of the entire empire
Sefiros:and to at least halt travel or something
DM:So as far as you know he shouldnt’ have any combat training or anything, he was well cared for (supposedly) so he won’t be in awful condition, but still he hasn’t really recieved any formal combat training.
Sefiros:he’s gonna have to get on an airship or boat, we know that much right?
Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
Sefiros:can the Queen halt all traffic in rahseld?
Calim Gorn:Unless the sword is hidden somewhere in the woods in Rahseld
DM:Yeah to get to Saidai. I mean he’s probably not gonna swim.
Sefiros:we need to ground all that shit temporarily
Calim Gorn:They can always just send unofficial travel means
Geralt:120 day immigration ban…
Sefiros:nah im thinking more like 9/11
all shit is grounded
DM:Yeah she has temporarily grounded travel, though of course, given you’re at war, it’s hard to permanently suspend suupplies from Rahseld.
Sefiros:prolly the orotheans may be the most likely id think to smuggle him out
DM:And the noble houses are kinda pissed about having thier trade suspended, especialyl Garaz whod oes a lot of imperial trading.
Yeah heh. the Orotheans hate the empire too.
Calim Gorn:lol yeah, travel ban isn’t gonna last long
And there’s gonna be people violating it anyway
DM:Yeah heh, the Orotheans are basically a nation of pirates, so they don’t care about your bans.
The ban is bad for their business ince they got nobody to pirate.
Sefiros:well ok, let’s think about our different ways of approaching this
so is this whole bit of news been released?
DM:The queen has already grounded travel, though obviously that can’t last forever… she’s reasonably sure he’s still in Rahseld for now.
Sefiros:i assume so
if travel is grounded temporarily
Calim Gorn:Unless he found the Orotheans
I don’t think it’s public that he’s escaped from prison
DM:Wel I mean hsi knowlegdge of the outside world is gonna be pretty limited as well.
Calim Gorn:But there were rumors about a VIP breaking out of prison
I’m thinking probably our best bet right now is to go to the prison and try to pick up his trail
DM:Yeah they haven’t exactly made it public he broke out, it’s just rumors for now… the Queen used the Earthquake in Rahseld as a convenient excuse to block travel.
Calim Gorn:Question people, see if anybody witnessed him escaping
See if we can find a trail going into the woods, etc
DM:Yeah you were pretty much sent to Alara for now, unless you had other means to meet up and question some peopel with the queen and try to track him on the ground, unless you had some other plan of attack.
Calim Gorn:Could maybe have an airship looking for him from the air
Geralt:how long ago was the breakout?
i want to try to pick up a scent, will get his personal items
Calim Gorn:Yeah, need to bloodhound him
Sefiros:Who has the best intelligence in rahseld?
DM:It’s been 4 days since his formal escape. Though for most of that travel to and from Rahseld was shut down.
Geralt:i’m sure scent is probably old but want to know the scent for if cross paths again
Calim Gorn:Probably Illuvian, lol
Sefiros:yeah i figured as much as well
DM:Yeah heh, Illuvian no doubt. At least if you’re to believe the rumors.
Calim Gorn:Illuvian could have been the ones helping him escape though for all we know
Geralt:also do a visual track of path taken
Sefiros:well i guess we got two angles, political vs boots on the ground
how we wanna parse that out?
DM:Yeah unless you had different plans, you’re to meet up wtih the queens jailer in Alara and hear what details he can give you about what’s going on currently.
Sefiros:I think making some bribes in Orothean Isles might not be a bad idea either
Geralt:will take 10 at first, if find nothing will take 20 if possible, even if it takes longer… at least to see where his destination was
DM:You couold try to land in the Orotheans, they don’t have Aela communicators so it’s tough to communicate from airship to them.
But they aren’t too far out of your way either..
Calim Gorn:Heh well we don’t want to go there, I think Sef is just saying if we can hire them to keep an eye out for this guy
DM:Well if you wana hire em, you’ll have to talk to em first. :P
Also they kinda hate the empire for the most part.
Calim Gorn:lol
Sefiros:theres turncoats always around
a lordship to the one who helps find him might be a nice reward
DM:Yeah heh they are pirates.
SO I mean they ain’t exaclty united to a cause.
Sefiros:debating on wether we should split up to cover more ground
Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s what I was wondering too
Sefiros:have someone go to the isles, work that angle
DM:yeah that’s certainly an option too
Sefiros:one on the ground ferreting the physical trail
and another working the lords of rahseld
DM:Using the Aela communicator could also let you to talk to various cities in Rahseld to get updates as well.
Geralt:i’ll take the ground work obviously, lords are not my thing
DM:The queen has kept the news pretty under wraps, part of it is to prevent Orotheans and Saidai from catching word of this
Sefiros:yeah i figure G would be best suited for that
Calim is prolly best suited for dealing with the lords due to his marriage
Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
Sefiros:guess that leaves me to go find a turncoat pirate and fuck his eyes out
Calim Gorn:Also Mina has less value as a hostage since she isn’t Imbued or in direct line of succession to anything
Sefiros:yeah thats a good pt too
Calim Gorn:So less likelihood of being doublecrossed by the Orotheans
DM:heh. Well Mina is worth something as a ransom, but yeah not as much as Calim would be.
Then again, they could just slit her throat and drop her into the briny depths.
Calim Gorn:lol
Nothing new there as far as risks go
Sefiros:tho if the Queen is trying to keep the information low key, i worry about tipping off the bastards
so i dunno if i want to mess with the pirates or not
Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
DM:The Orotheans do have a non-official policy with prisoner exchanges where the empire will pay em for ransoms and not really try to double cross em.
WHich the noble houses find a good policy to keep their people alive.
Calim Gorn:But yeah I can at least try to wrangle intelligence resources I suppose
Sefiros:ok well the two closest places are obviously rothano and thenn, both port cities
theres also the river, which would prolly be a good low key way to the coast as well
Calim Gorn:Yeah could I use my Expertise in Rahseld to devise like a likely travel path?
And then direct assets along those routes with my Military expertise
Sefiros:i think let’s go visit the cell and investigate a bit before we rush off in other directions
see if we can find any clues before we fan out
DM:Well when you get more detaisl about what happened with him, sure.. I mean you could come up with an efficient path, but you dojt’ really think he’s all that knowledgeable about Rahseld.
So I mean… he probably wont’ be super effienct at getting out,. They haven’t really taught their prisoner the best route out of thier kingdom.
Calim Gorn:lol yeah
Let’s check out the prison break and then devise a plan from there
DM:Given his knowledge he’d be lucky to find his way out of a large city easily ,let alone navigate Rahseld.
He’s certainly not an expert survivalist, or shouldn’t be anyway.
Calim Gorn:Well this whole thing is about him being divinely lucky, heh
Sefiros:yeah well he prolly just used the dragon balls to wish himself out
Calim Gorn:I’m treating him as if he’s a master
DM:Yeah heh, he is highly fortunate.
So I mean youc oudl assume he just chances on the most efficent path.
Calim Gorn:Yeah I think that’s a good assumption to make, lol
Sefiros:thats why i mention the river
its common sense you follow the river
DM:I mean heading north to Thenn and getting out on an Orothean or smuggler ship would probably be the fastest route.
Calim Gorn:Yeah, like he just so happens to head north, just so happens to find the river, just so happens to make it to the coast where transport is waiting
DM:Of course the Toress are probably already covering that since it’s their territoy and the most dangerous scape points.
Sefiros:stumbles across some fishing cunt and promises him a big pile of nice
DM:With airships grounded, taking the windrider is probably the second fastests method.
Gorinheim is also a possibility since that’s also coastal.
Calim Gorn:Gonna be trying to analyze for any weaknesses in our coverage too, or routes that we might not normally anticipate
Sefiros:Alright, well me and G will go visit the dungeon
lets see if we can catch any trail or clues there first
DM:ANd of course exiting the Windrider along the river to the north would be psosible… and trying to go downsteam assuming ideal circumstances (there are smaller towns along the windriders tracks, they’re just not shown)
(cause the map isn’t fully zoomed in.
Alright so not going to take a detour to the orotheans then.
So you all goiong to travel to Alara by airship then? Or did you want to drop someone off somewhere else first?
Calim Gorn:Figure we can all go to Alara
If we decide to split up from there we can
Sefiros:sounds good
Calim Gorn:But I’m gonna be trying to leverage my connections en route as I described above
DM:Okay what do you want to try to get your connections to do specifically?
Calim Gorn:And studying the map and strategerizing

  • Geralt sends a message to Vin wanrning her and tellign her to be careful. Iwanted to come but the Queen has ‘some damned fools errand to run’.
    Calim Gorn:I want my connections checking up on the less obvious methods of escape, things that we might normally overlook or assume that he doesn’t have the knowledge to take advantage of
    DM:heh okay, Geralt has to relay the message since it’s pretty far away and Minotaur clan doesn’t have Aela communicators like Hydra does, so you’re basiclaly relaying it over to the Hydra Clan and then the airships will probably eventually send a messenger animal of some sort.
    Calim Gorn:Basically I’m not treating him like he’s some clueless dude who’s been in prison all his life
    DM:Fortately the messenger animals are pretty fast since they’re magical druid creations, but not as a good as an Aela communciator
    Calim Gorn:He’s supposed to be guided by fate or some shit so I’m going to treat him as if he knows this land as well as we do and is resourceful enough to take advantage of it
    DM:Heh okay, I’ll give you a roll on connections, I think that’s what persuasion?
    DM:I forget whatyou roll for that.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah Persuasion
    Heh, kinda shitty
    DM:Also give me a knowledge (rahseld) roll too. Just to see how well you think of escape plans yourself.
    Sefiros:I want to do the same, cept I’ll focus on anyone i know in Thenn and Rothano, to keep an eye out for people trying to leave the country that are of tai descent
    Calim Gorn:lol fuck
    Dice are doing their usual tonight
    Sefiros:maybe the local whores
    DM:Calim wouldn’t know hwo to get out of Rahseld himself if an airship didn’t pick him up.
    Sefiros:lots of brothels and sailors that like to screw em
    DM:Also for the duration of this mission (and to represent your enemy’s unnatural luck), as a compicatiojn to all of you, none of you will be able to spend any hero points or use the lucky advantage.
    Calim Gorn:Heh damn
    DM:You will get a hero point you can use in the next mission fortunately…
    Calim Gorn gains a hero point. , Geralt gains a hero point. , Mina Toress gains a hero point.
    But luck and fate are definiteyl against you for this one…
    From what Mina hears, apparently shortly after the prison break, as luck would have it, there was a contingent of Tai people from Makoro in Alara… and naturally after the escape they started questioning all people of the Tai race, which given the political situation in Makoro with the daeth of Sora Yoshinori (most of them were from his lands), there was fears that the Queen had selected sides and was going to arrest those against whoever she picked…
    And as such it created a panic of sorts… where various people of Tai descent were doing thier best to get out of Alara (espcially after the airship ban was announced…)
  • Mina Toress relays this information to the others.
    Mina Toress:“Lucky him, or unlucky us?”
  • Calim Gorn frowns
    Calim Gorn:“Both.”
  • Mina Toress nods.
    DM:As such.. Rothano and Thenn do have some Tai people trying to smuggle themselvse out… and since nobody there actually knows what Yuu looks like save for the trusted guardsmen, it’s hard to say… thus far only one smuggler ship tried to leave and was caught by the queen’s men, who fortnately did a good job locking down the port thus far.
    But it’s well knwon there’s others in hiding in both cities trying to escpae.
    Mina Toress:“Did you have any luck?”
  • Mina Toress asks Calim.
    Geralt:“Seems that luck is definately with him. If this keeps up we’ll have no chance.”
    Mina Toress:“A bad way to phrase that question, on second thought.”
    Calim Gorn:“I’ve asked my people to focus on the less likely escape methods, but I’m having trouble figuring out what those might be.”
    Mina Toress:“I don’t think it would matter at this point.”
    DM:To make matters worse the recent earthquakes seem to have increased wyvern activity… giving the Gorn security forces and those around the city of Chemander to the south, problems to deal with from the nearby moutaains.
    Mina Toress:“I think we’re going to have to settle this old fashioned, and try to track the culprit ourselves, eyes and boots on the ground.”
    Calim Gorn:“It seems the earthquake stirred up the wyverns, so whatever I might have at my command may be busy with that.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Mina Toress:“I’m sure it will have rained recently to wash away and tracks and lingering smells.”
  • Mina Toress says with a smirk.
    Calim Gorn:“I think the odds are against us enough as it is without you jinxing us.”
    Mina Toress:“I guess we’ll see.”
    “There’s nothing saying we have to play this to the end.”
    Calim Gorn:“So just give up and let him have the sword and make his way back to Saidai-Taiyou?”
    Mina Toress:“If things look too bad, we cut bait and leave.”
    “Not yet anyways.”
    “Let’s go pay the dungeon and the jailer’s a visit.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    DM:In fact, at the waystaton at the junction between Gorinheim and Chemander, there was a significant wyvern attack, which disrupted the roadblock they’d intended….
    Meaning travel could have made it through during thechaos and they were unable to stop the windriders due to the danger of wyvern attack.
    Mina Toress:“We’d have better luck at this rate, pitching a tent outside of the Imperial Palace and waiting for him to arrive.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes… I wonder if we should just gather a regiment and make for Saidai-Taiyou directly. Maybe we can conquer it before he gets there.”
    Mina Toress:“If it were up to me, I would consider such an action.”
    “A decapitation first strike.”
    “But it’s highly unlikely the empire will cede resouces on such an operation given current circumstances.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, I agree.”
    Mina Toress:“So I guess, we’ll leave them to deal with the mess.”
    “If luck and coincidence is his method.”
    “Perhaps, we should set out tendrils and collect as much information we can on all these strange occurances.”
    “They may be the map we need to lead us right to him.”
    “Look for things out of the ordinary, see if this coincidences stack up, pointing a certain direction.”
    “That Wyvern Attack, which disrupted the road block of the Windrider, for example.”
    “What was it’s destination?”
    Calim Gorn:“It was at the junction between Chemander and Gorinheim, so they could be going either way.”
    Mina Toress:“Well, you’re from the Grand Dutchy, see if you can find out of any strange occcurances in either.”
    “That may point to which.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, I have my people on it, they are to keep me informed.”
  • Mina Toress nods.
    Calim Gorn:(Anyway let’s go to the prison heh)
    Mina Toress:yea
    DM:heh okay, if you wanted you could try your connections to see what you can discover about coincidences and such.
    Calim Gorn:Heh sure, will try that
    DM:And then attempt an investigation roll, or an expertise (chaos mathematics) check assuming you’re successful in gathering info.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Calim gets the equivalent of “Concidences? The empire’s going to hell! there’s been a hundred different cmplications from that damn earthquake!”
    Sef you want to try a connected roll?
    Mina Toress:yeah sure theres whores EVERYWHERE
    DM:Yeah, though you’re not sure if “The last four clients I got all had cock-rings, what are the odds of that!” Would be all that useful.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:or eunuchs
    Calim Gorn:Can I call my roll an aid another to her roll? Then she has a 20 =P
    DM:Alrigth Mina gets some useful information on what she’s looking for… but she’ll need an investigation roll to try to peice it together…. so I’ll give you an investigation roll.
    Nah, conencted is more like personal contacts.
    So I mean it’d be more of a personal thing as far as what you personally could put together.
    Calim Gorn:Can we make the Expertise (Chaos Mathematics) check untrained? =P
    DM:heh no.
    That sorta thing requires some training. :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
    No way man, all it took for Jeff Goldblum was to dribble water down a chick’s hand
    DM:Well you could try to see if Darien Gorn knows anyhing about that stuff… :P
    Calim Gorn:Fuck no
    Calim Gorn:Roll that Investigation check Sef, lol
    Mina Toress:sorry was grabbing a drink
    cant seem to break the 20 threshold tonight
    Geralt:can i aid that?
    Mina Toress:shen-long you cocksmoker
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah, I’ll aid too if I can
    DM:I’ll let you make your own roll potentially for it.
    Geralt:not sure if it would apply, immean if she just vomiting the facts to us
    DM:Using Mina’s info, but I mean as far as aiding… it aint’ really like you’re questoning suspects and such, this is more info analysis so something more personal.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah Yuu’s luck is so good it’s affecting our real life die rolls
    DM:Well you can go over the info she told you and try to draw your own conclusion.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    God, I can’t roll for shit
    I think an 8 is the highest I’ve gotten on a d20 tonight
    Mina Toress:yeah we need to sacrifice a chicken to Kek or something
    DM:They’re realistic rolls given your circumstances :P
    Calim Gorn:Ultra Mega Chicken? No! Shhhh! He is legend!
    Mina Toress:yeah im forsaken
    Calim Gorn:We should call game for next week and see if our luck is any better then
    Mina Toress:haha
    DM:While your investigation wasn’t exaclty all taht conclsuive.. it seems that the southern areas, Gorinheim and Chemander have experienced a bit more odd happenings, but that may be in aprt that they were hit harder by the earthquake…
    Mina Toress:well the earthquake itself is prolly an indicator if anything
    so its prolly worth look
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I think the earthquake is the great dragons awakening and preparing the next sword or something
    I mean its name is “World Splitter”
    Mina Toress:ding
    my thoughts
    Calim Gorn:And earthquakes split the world
    DM:Yeah as far as the earthquakes the current theory is it’s some kind of earth demon communication betweent eh continents… their equivalent of a large scale Aela communicator (of course they’re keeping that theory largely underwraps and not official)
    Geralt:did we actually know that or just joking when said world splitter?
    Calim Gorn:We don’t know it IC, heh
    But that is totally its name
    Sekai is Japanese for “world”
    DM:I’ll say you turned that up in your investigation since Tab found that through OOC translation stuff. heh.
    Calim Gorn:And superitta is totally the way a Japanese person would pronounce the English word “splitter”
    Mina Toress:i dont think he needed a translator
    its more Expertise (Weabo)
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    I know enough Japanese to know that much, heh
    Mina Toress:tho his love pillow companion waifu might have whispered it in his ear when they were making sweet love
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Nah she’s usually pretty quiet
    Mina Toress:he went to bed drunk
    DM:So that’s what you discovered in your investigation.. you want to lajnd in Alara, or change course?
    Mina Toress:and woke up with this instead
    tho this one might be more tabs style
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:
    Calim Gorn:So we still going to Alara?
    Or gonna try to crapshoot ourselves between Gorinheim and Chemander?
    DM:Yeah heh… lets get on with the game instead of sharing body pillow videos :P
    Mina Toress:haha
    im just killing time waiting on you to reply :-p
    Calim Gorn:lol well he already gave us what we found
    He’s asking what we want to do
    DM:So what do you want to do? heh
    Mina Toress:at this point, i say fuck all protocol and follow the coincidences
    the former aint did much
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:aint exactly a normal investigation
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, but where do we go between Chemander and Gorinheim
    Mina Toress:oh i thought you narrowed it down, so we didnt
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I don’t think we did
    We just know there was a disturbance at the junction between Gorinheim and Chemander
    That disrupted their windrider roadblock
    Mina Toress:well chemander sounds like charmander
    and tai love their pokemon
    Mina Toress:so i say go there :-p
    Calim Gorn:rofl
    Yeah I mean Gorinheim is basically a fortress… But he could be insanely lucky and just walk through it
  • Mina Toress flips a coin.
    Mina Toress:“Heads Gorenheim, tails Chemander.”
    1 is heads, 2 is tails
    Calim Gorn:“I say given our luck, we need to go the opposite of whichever way the coin tells us.”
    DM:Youl’l know to go to Chemander if it suddenyl evolves into a different city.
    Mina Toress:“Perhaps, but then wouldnt that be what you’d expect.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, perhaps…”
    Mina Toress:“Chemander it is!”
  • Mina Toress points a finger in the direction.
    Geralt:ok, so we not going to the jail after all?
    Calim Gorn:Apparently not
    Geralt:i need to get this dude’s scnet off his clothes and bed in the jail
    Calim Gorn:Oh yeah, that’s true
    One thing I was curious about too was if he kept a journal or anything like that
    That might have some clues in it
    All right so I guess we go to Alara so Geralt can pick up the scent
    DM:okay you opt to land in Alara first..
    The airship comes in its landing sequence as you’re met at the docks by one of the Queen’s welcoming party…
    Mina Toress:“Ah Lord Pomp and Sir Circumstance.” she mocks under her breath
    DM:There’s a big burly man with the name of Dorin (a lowborn) who was apparently the jailer, already ready for you should want to question him,.
    Mina Toress:“I smell piss and sweat, so far.”
    Geralt:“Please show us the prisoner’s quarters. We have no time to spare for formalities.”
    Calim Gorn:I am curious about his version of events
    DM:The man seems to be a lot of muscle but not entirely unintelligent, though his clothes lack the usual Toress fineries…
    The big man nods.
    And he takes you to a waiting whilrwind wagon, obviously the queen arranged for all this transport to save as much time as possible..
    Geralt:“When did you discover the prisoner missing?”
    Dorin:“It’ll be a little under four days now… we found him gone on the night of the 13th (it’s noon of the 17th now).”
    Geralt:“What were the circumstances around that night?”
    Dorin:“The magitech security system had a malfuction, causing the door to his cell to come open without our Di Crystal’s knowledge.”
    Geralt:“Did anyone look into the cause of the malfunction?”
    Calim Gorn:“Have the Di Crystal’s loyalties been examined?”
    Mina Toress:“Could I see your hand sir?”
    Dorin:“It wasn’t even aware that the door was open, and the two guards that were outside his door… one of them died of a heart attack, and the other guard had to rush him out…”
    “Too many questions… one at a time…”
    DM:The big man seems to be annoyed that you’re all bombarding him with questions.
  • Mina Toress grabs his hand.
    Mina Toress:“This may sting a bit.”
    DM:His hand seems to be burly like the rest of him, calloused and obviously used to some manual labor.
    finally a good roll
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah, finally
    Mina Toress:lets see if this lines up with his story at least
    or if he’s been tampered with perhaps
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah, finally
    Yeah can hopefully learn the answers to all our questions at once
    Just get a flash of all the knowledge in his head, heh
    Mina Toress:well the DC determines how accurate/good of a flash of insight it is, so 27 is decent i think
    lemme check the rules
    DM:well it’s not mind reading heh. He just gets a flash of something from his past. It aint like he can exactly choose to learn everything.
    Calim Gorn:Ah, heh
    DM:Ain’t like he downloads his brain
    Calim Gorn:Well hopefully a 27 is worth something decent
    Mina Toress:Your senses extend into the past, allowing you to perceive events that took place previously. You can make Perception checks to pick up on past information in an area or from a subject. The Gamemaster sets the DC for these checks based on how obscure and distant in the past the information is, from DC 15 (for a vague vision that may or may not be accurate) to DC 30 (for near complete knowledge of a particular past event as if you were actually present). Your normal (present-day) senses don’t work while you’re using Postcognition; your awareness is focused on the past. Your postcognitive visions last for as long as you concentrate. Postcognition does not apply to sensory effects like Mind Reading or any other ability requiring interaction. Postcognition may be Limited to past events connected to your own “past lives” or ancestors, reducing cost to 2 ranks.
    hers are limited to the subject obviously
    not area
    DM:You get a flash of panic amidst a series of magitech equipped corridors… which you presume to be the dungeons, as you get a series of reports.. coming in as a jumble of information, presumably to match the panic of the scene…. malfunctions, sickness, one of the guards passed out at his post…
    As far as you can tell the jailer was trying to track them down… though as you try to get more information, the jailer tries to pull his hand away as he realizes you’re drinking his blood.
    So give me a strength check to try to keep hold of him.
    Calim Gorn:“Please bear with it for just a few moments, there will be no lasting harm.”
    DM:Heh well I mean he does pull i back reflexively and he’s pretty strong.
    So he may get it away first…
    Since he basically wasn’t expecting to be bitten.
    Also for Geralt, since you’ve been back to the Hydra Clan HQ, I was gonna give you an option if you wante dto have Mina no longer detected by your Withcer medallion, so it’s not totalyl rendered useless by her presence heh.
    Actually I’ll let you use Athletics to kepe him grabbed.
    Geralt:yeah, that would be good
    DM:heh okay, so it just won’t detect Mina anymore.
    Geralt:anything needed for that other than narrative?
    DM:Nah, just narartive, no points to be spent.
    Calim Gorn:lol wow, well you rolled higher than he did at least
    DM:Would just be a slight change in descriptors and assuming you’d visit Mordin to tune the thing
    Mina Toress:should be +5 to it
    she has improved hold on her bites
    DM:heh okay.
    Mina Toress:well technically she doesnt have to drink the blood, she just needs to taste it
    like if she finds some at a crime scene
    DM:Well I’m assuming the longer you taste the more info you’d get.
    Mina Toress:she can taste it
    DM:So if he breaks contact it’d kinda limit your info and such.
    Mina Toress:yeah just saying she dont like drain people dry to use it
    im gonna add analytical taste limited to blood when i can later
    not sure what all thatd do
    but figure i could maybe like determine sex, age, race etc maybe by blood left at scene
    DM:You also get another image.. of the jailer apparently being interrupted while having sex with what appears to be a servant girl informed of the escape.. it seems he probably had nothing to do wtih it, except perhaps not paying as much attention as he could have…
    Mina Toress:eye bleach?
    the saidai shogunate restored by muh dik
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:yeah, would be like a lab test
    DM:The jailer also didn’t take the matter too seriously at first, since the shogun wasn’t dead at that point, so he just figured they’d capture him easily
    Or ratehr the initial authorities, not the jailer himelf (mistkae there)
    Mina Toress:alrright
    DM:The jailer was rather panicked that someone escaped… but the town’s local captain of the guard assumed he’d basicalyl “turn up eventually”
    You see the meeting betwen them…
    Since it was someone with no knowledge of the land.
    Dorin:“What was that?”
    DM:He seems alarmed in surpirse that you did that
    Mina Toress:“I was looking at your memories.”
    “Perhaps you should take your job more seriously sir.”
    “He wasn’t colluding, just a bit incompotent.” she says to the others
    Dorin:“I do take my job seriously!”
  • Mina Toress gives them a rundown of what she saw.
    Dorin:“I serve the queen as a loyal servant.”
    Mina Toress:“It seems you cock, is king above all.”
    Calim Gorn:“Heh… Well, no one could have predicted this sort of thing really… At least no one here.”
    “And he isn’t the only one that seems to have taken the situation lightly.”
    Dorin:“Please don’t go around telling everyone about that… it was a singel mistake… I never thought anyone would escape!”
    Mina Toress:“Don’t worry, we’re not going to have you executed.”
    Geralt:“Let’s just focus on doign what we can now.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, we can lay blame later.”
    “Time is wasting.”
    Geralt:“Who all had personal interaction with the prisoner?”
    Mina Toress:“Answer the questions, and your secret is safe with me.”
    DM:While legitimaitely surprised by Mina’s actions, she can’t help but notice the jailer seems to be somewhat turned on by her biting him as well…. perhaps being a servant of the Toress, he likes dominant women…
  • Mina Toress adds him to the compromised oafs section of her rolodex.
    Dorin:“There were several guards that watched over him, I can get you the duty roster.. all my men are loyal though.”
  • Mina Toress gives him a smile and a wink, as she sees him getting riled up.
    Dorin:“I tell you, it wasn’t an inside job!”
    Mina Toress:“Yes, the only inside job, was you inside the servant girl.”
  • Dorin looks down a bit with shame.
    Geralt:Does mina get a glimps of the girls face when he stck it to her.. so she knows what she’s dealing with? hehe
    Mina Toress:“We should speak to the girl, see if she witnessed anything.”
    DM:Mina is a lto hotter, she was just an average appperance.
  • Mina Toress says to the others.
    Calim Gorn:“What, you think she timed her tryst with him intentionally to help Yuu escape?”
    Geralt:“It is possible….”
    DM:A look of panic goes on Dorin’s face which he tries to hide, rather poorly..
  • Mina Toress shrugs.
    Geralt:Did she come on to you Dorin or is she a regular?"
    Calim Gorn:(Is she Tai? lol)
    DM:Nah she’s Dracan (Rahseldian)
    Dorin:“I’d been pursuing her for months… and she finally agreed to meet me.”
    Geralt:“Hmm, probably not a set up then. But still worth checking.”
    Dorin:“She was going to get married the next day…”
    Calim Gorn:“The more time we spend checking on things like this, the less we spend on others.”
    Geralt:“You can test her Mina while i check the cell.”
    Dorin:“The night was cursed… Even the queen’s wards failed.”
  • Mina Toress nods.
    Calim Gorn:“The wards failed too?”
    Dorin:“Rumor says she’d been neglecting them since the princess got sick…”
    Calim Gorn:“Was this while the earthquake was happening?”
    Dorin:“And with the war breaking out.”
  • Dorin shakes his head
    Geralt:Calim, you know about the tech. You test that out while we do our othr tasks if you want."
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Dorin:“No the earthquake happened 2 days later…”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm…”
    Dorin:“He shouldn’t have been able to leave the building with the wards up…”
    “And the magitech security should have got him, it’s unescapeable.”
    Calim Gorn:“No prison is completely secure.”
  • Calim Gorn goes to review the Magitech defenses while Geralt and Mina do their own research
    DM:You arrive a tthe prison and he basically shows you around the place.. the entrance is disguised via illusion magic to be on a beautiful flowery cliffside under the main castle.
    He shows you in the entrance, there’s apparently an upper level reserved for higher class prisoners, and a lower level.. he shows you to the upper level, where Yuu was kept, since he’s of noble birth.
    Calim Gorn:lol, wonder who else is in here…
    DM:The top part is clearly well protected with magitech security doors, and crystal eyes connected to a secuity Di crystal.
    He shows you to his cell.
    He was given a pretty nice cell, there was even artifical sunlight (magically created) put in there, as well as a lightnign lamp and some books for hm to read.
  • Mina Toress flips through the books looking for anything unusual, hidden text, whatever.
    DM:Certainly not the stack of hay and a chamber pot you might otherwise associate with a dungeon…
    There’s enough clotthes there for Geralt to get his scent,.
  • Calim Gorn goes to interrogate the Di Crystal while the others toss the cell
    Geralt:need a roll or automatic?
    DM:You’ve never known a Di crystal to betray its master…. any questons you wanted to ask sepcifically.
    nah automatic to get the scent, tracking it mgiht require a roll though
    Assuming you wanted to try to trace an exact path, but that’d be difficutl given it’s pretty old trail and it’s through a city.
    Calim Gorn:Basically asking it to recount the events of the night, and if there were any other malfunctions in the systems
    I’ll check over the systems myself as well
    Also ask it if it can produce an image of Yuu’s face
    DM:It gives you a sketch of his face using one of the autoscribes.
    Calim Gorn:Has it ever had any direct interaction with him?
    DM:It seems that the door to Yuu’s cell was a malfunction, while one of its crystal eyes became overly dusty, and prevented him from seeing Yuu walk by it (or at least not recognizing him)
    A security door apparently it was believed was left open by human error, who didn’t fully close it.
    Calim Gorn:“Why did you not notify the personnel here of the need to clean the crystal eye?”
    DM:The Di crystal avatar a rather stern looking man with a cold unemotional stare responds..
    Di crystal:“I did, however the servant in charge of doing so was sick with a flu and neglected his duties for that night.”
    Calim Gorn:“And the cell door was also human error? You had no way of checking it and ensuring it was locked yourself?”
    Di crystal:“Not that particular door, it was a mundane door not attached to what I can monitor, It was warded via magic to allow only those with a specifical magical tattoo to open it.”
    “Anyone else would get electrocuted.”
    Calim Gorn:“And the ward did not trigger since it was left open by the last person who used it?”
    Di crystal:“That is one possibility, another states that the prisoner may have been able to take a minor shock from the ward, but force the door. The ward’s strength was not at full power due to improper maintenance.”
    Calim Gorn:“I see…”
    “How long have you been in charge of these systems?”
    Di crystal:“I have served House Toress for 52 years and spent the past 43 of them in this facility”
    Calim Gorn:“Who did you serve prior to serving House Toress?”
    Di crystal:“I did not have a formal owner… I was discovered in an archaeological expedition in the continent SSthiyen by the Templar.”
    Mina Toress:“Elves?” she jests
    “Ha, guess he told you.”
    Calim Gorn:“So then House Toress has been your ownly owner since you were discovered.”
    Di crystal:“That is correct.”
    Mina Toress:“Well he was discovered by the Templar.”
  • Mina Toress coughs, perhaps joking.
    Calim Gorn:“Heh, the Templar aren’t the sort to believe the legend of the great dragons.”
    DM:As for Mina’s investigation into Yuu’s books…
    Geralt:i don;t thibnk we are all there are we?
    Calim Gorn:“Please produce two additional copies of this sketch for my companions.”
    Geralt:mina is test tasting the gal?
    Mina Toress:we were tossing the cell first
    i got scent too, so i wanna know what he smells like
    for reference
    DM:The books are pretty much Rahseldian primarily, largely not anything factual but more entertainment books, stressing the positives of Rahseld, naturally.
    Geralt:assumed we were covering seperate to speed up
    Mina Toress:will sample the girl next
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:propoganda basically then
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    There’s probably enough about how awesome Rahseld is in there for him to piece together some basic geography though
    Check to see if he kept a journal too
    DM:The stories he seemed to prefer were a couple.. one detailing Clesh of Gorn and his slaying of the dragon.
    Geralt:yes, tossing all his personal items
    Calim Gorn:Hell yeah
    DM:And also the stories of old House Tasenet and House Zanyz’s heroes… back from before the empire…
    One story in particular spoke of an ancient Zanyz warrior and a boy king from the House of Tasanet… going to what is now the Kingmaker mountains (and indeed how they got thier name) as suppsoedly the gods of old, the Fathers approved the Tasaent boy as the next true king of Rahseld.
    The story mostly speaks of courage on the part of House Zanyz’s knight, and likely why the story has remained to this day… who was the boy’s loyal retainer.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, and Kingmaker Mountains are just past Chemander
    Geralt:sounds like a hook.. or a herring
    DM:He didn’t seem to keep to keep any kind of journal though it did seem he’d created make shift swords though they seem little more than practice implements, not a true prison shiv or anything
    Mina Toress:“Too bad he didnt spill some blood in his escape.”
    DM:So it seems he was interested in becoming a warrior, though wasn’t offered any formal training.
    There’s no books at all on Makoro or Saidai, keeping his culture strictly grounded in Rahseldian culture (propaganda)
    As thes tories aren’t actual historis of the empire, or any accurate maps of the modern age…
    Calim Gorn:“It seems he fancies himself a warrior like the great heroes of old… Or at least admires them.”
    DM:But pretty much just fantasy stories.
    It seems that he didn’t touch the books detailing mcuh of House Toress’ glory though…
    Geralt:yes, but still applicable to his geneology
    “Yes, but still applicable to his geneology.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    DM:Nor did he have much interest in the tales of House Orun either, though you’re not sure why.. though generalyl those stories are regarded as having a less artistic telling.
    Calim Gorn:“And if what we discussed on the way here is accurate… Perhaps he really is making his way to the Kingmaker Mountains.”
    DM:Any more questions fo rthe Di crystal? I assumed you were done wtih that?
    Calim Gorn:Nah I"m done with it, just told it to make two more sketches for Geralt and Mina to have
    So we each have one
    DM:As for Mina tracking the servant girl… from what you learn, she got married the day after she fucked Dorin… so you could track her down, though it might make things difficult for her… though she and her husband are lowborn, so you could order her to comply.
    Mina Toress:“Well, if he’s to be a king, what better place to go.”
    “Maybe thats where his Sword is.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, perhaps so.”
    Mina Toress:“In his mind anyway.”
    DM:But tracking her down might atke some time… since she’s not really too close by in Alara.
    Also Dorin fills you in on the investigation up to this point…
  • Mina Toress explains the situation.
    Geralt:“if not then I’m sure Fate will steer him elsewhere.”
    DM:Since you sepcifically inquire about the southern stuff, I’ll fill you in on that.
    Mina Toress:“I don’t know if the girl is worth the time at this point.”
    “Whatever she knows isnt likely to point us in a direction.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Mina Toress:“And we’re already 4 days behind.’
    Calim Gorn:”Yes, we need to pick up the trail quickly."
  • Calim Gorn hands Geralt and Mina copies of the sketch the Di Crystal generated
    Calim Gorn:“Our quarry.”
    Geralt:“Fair enough. It does seem as if the spirits are working with this guy.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:“I say we head to the mountains.”
  • Mina Toress smirks.
    Mina Toress:“If it works for him, why not.”
    Calim Gorn:“You know how ridiculous we’re going to look if we fail while using this method…”
    DM:The investigation in the south is being handled by a pair of thee queen’s agents Sajara Toress and Silaas. The investigation on the Gorinheim front is being handled by Duke Telthion Lythandus, and Sorvin Gorn.
  • Mina Toress smiles unsure if she’s joking or not.
    Calim Gorn:Good old Sorvin
    DM:It’s known that Duke Lythandus has never quite got along with the Grand Duke.. so… it’s possible that he amy try to screw him and help his enemy.. bt then that seems rare and risky
    Since it would be considered treasonous..
    Geralt:((“The wise man in the clan has a bagic black ball. It really just has a floatig piece of wood with vague answers on it but you ask a question and it tells yo the answer.))
    Mina Toress:”Well, what course do you suggest?"
    Calim Gorn:“Unfortunately I have no better insight than your coin does.”
    Mina Toress:“If it were up to me, I’d head to Chemander, and see if anything interesting, happens to reveal itself.”
    DM:Sorvin has been tiching to do something after the Grand Duke called him back, largely after Falsion was sent to war, perhaps he hoped to save Sorvin as the good child should Falsion fall (Jaxim was sent to war gladyl…)
    Geralt:"The mountains seem a logical choice.
  • Geralt checks the exit to see if any trail can be detected…
  • Mina Toress nods. “We have the efforts of most noble lords trying to ferret him out, I doubt anyone is trying such a ridiculous approach as us.”
    Mina Toress:“Which is why its probably more likely to succed than theirs.”
  • Mina Toress chuckles.
    DM:Geralt can smell around and finds that his escape was basically as they described, and he exited into the city… apparently on foot… following his scent through the streets could prove difficult though…
    Calim Gorn:“Maybe… Between Brother Sorvin and Duke Lythandus though, I wonder if that might not be the starting point of another so-called ‘coincidence…’ The Duke does not get along well with Father and Sorvin is likely eager to prove himself since he’s been kept out of the war so far.”
    DM:Chemander is Zanyz territory btw.. though the queen has sent her agents anyway.. Gorn is beinga llowed to conduct their own investigation.
    Mina Toress:“What exactly are you proposing?”
    DM:Since House Gorn is on good terms with the crown especailyl after Calim’s marraige
  • Calim Gorn shrugs
    DM:So the queen is personally letting Tharian handle the investigation in his territory.
    Geralt:just getting a direction of departure.. it head in the direction of the mountians right?
    Mina Toress:“I mean what is the ‘coincidence’ in this case?”
    DM:If you’re looking to go to the Kingmaker mountains, then Chemander would be the cit yyou’d want to go to.
    Calim Gorn:“Duke Lythandus may try something to get back at Father for his perceived slights, though that would be dangerous since it could be seen as treason.”
    Mina Toress:“I didn’t know him for a complete fool.”
    “But he’s your bannerman.”
    “So you know better than I.”
    Calim Gorn:“Well, if we are counting on people to behave logically and sensibly, then it is not worth worrying about… But, well.”
    “Everything else we have up to this point is directing us towards Chemander and the Kingmaker Mountains though… As much as it can be called direction.”
    Mina Toress:“If you want, you can head to Grand Dutchy lands, and Geralt and I can pursue this Chemander idea.”
  • Mina Toress shrugs.
    Mina Toress:“I’m just going by blind intuition on this one.”
    “Logic doesn’t seem to be of much use right now.”
    Calim Gorn:“Agreed.”
    Mina Toress:“Alright, to Chemander it is then.”
  • Mina Toress whistles casually as she heads out.
    DM:heh okay, everyone going to Chemander?
    Calim Gorn:Sure, why not
    DM:or you wanting to split up?
    Mina Toress:Chemander, I CJOOSE YOU!
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:first i want to go to Charzard, then Charmander
    Calim Gorn:Nah Charmander comes first
    Charizard is the final evolution
    Mina Toress:hes gonna catch a boat in Squirdle after
    DM:lol I should have named one region of my map with all pokemon names lol.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:my bro had a D&D map where all the city names were after mental pharma
    Prozac, etc
    Geralt:hehe, i just know my kids have them, not a pro
    Mina Toress:was back when i didnt know what that was
    DM:Yeah I’ve never actually played a pokemon game.
    I jsut know the common ones. and not very well
    Mina Toress:the first one was pretty good to me
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:anyways
    DM:I played Pikachu once in smash brothers lol.
    That’s about it :P
    Mina Toress:its an rpg basically
    DM:Anyway.. you make your way back to the airship to Chemander…
    Mina Toress:the old ones were anyways
    DM:The airship is ready to go and you take off… heading southwards… though as you go for about half an hour of travel, you start to approach black skies.. .stormy skies…
    Calim Gorn:“You were saying something before about rain?”
    Captain:“Looks like quite a storm… with this kind of disturbance we won’t have any Aela communications until it clears.”
    Mina Toress:“Of course.”
    Captain:“So no news in or out…”
    Mina Toress:“Well, looks like we’re headed in the right direction! Ha!”
    Calim Gorn:“If that’s the worst of our troubles we’re doing better than expected.”
  • Captain nods.
    Geralt:“Looks like we’re going to have wonderful travelling weather.”
    DM:The captain takes the ship into the storm, and even the airship gets a bit of turbulence from it… as lightning bolts crash around it."
    Normally airships don’t have to worry about actually getting hit by lightning due to various Aela enchantments.
    Calim Gorn:Normally
    DM:Even a direct lighnting strike is designed to be channeled through the mast of the airship and expelled out the bottom.
    Calim Gorn:(to Captain) “When’s the last time you had the Aela enchantments renewed?”
    Geralt:givea new meaning to shooting lightning out your ass
    Mina Toress:“Good question.”
    Captain:“I’ve had this thing serviced a couple months ago. They said it was good to go.”
    Mina Toress:“Well, I’m ready to bail!”
    Calim Gorn:“Guess we’ll find out what rate your service was then.”
    Mina Toress:“Let’s ride this beast straight to the scene of the crash.”
  • Captain waves his hand.
    Captain:“I’ve been through storms like this before, don’t worry, these latest model airships can withsatnd a hit by a lighnting bolt, so long as it’s not a lightning cannon from the side.”
    Mina Toress:“Sounds like famous last words.”
  • Calim Gorn starts looking for sky pirates
    Mina Toress:“What should we tell your family?’
    Captain:”But from the top, we’ll be fine… it’ll just get channeled right through the mast."
    “DOn’t tell me you believe all that nonsense about Great Dragons.”
    Calim Gorn:(Nobody told him lightning can arc from up to 30 miles away apparently)
    Mina Toress:“Sounds like the safest spot on board, then right Calim?”
    Calim Gorn:“Indeed.”
    DM:Fortunately the joureny progresses without a lighnting bolt striking theship…
    And you land down in Chemander..
    Calim Gorn:(He totally rolled for it)
    DM:What did you want to do when you touched down? It seems you don’t havenayone here to meet you, as communications were jammed by the storm.
    Calim Gorn:See if Geralt and Mina can pick up the scent
    Check around the windrider station
    And the road leading to the mountains
    DM:Okay.. given the rain it’ll be difficult to pick up much at least outdoors.
    Geralt:crap roll
    DM:Geralt can give me perception and the other two fo you… can give me… investigation if you want to ask around.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’ll go asking around with the sketch
    lol fuck me
    DM:Geralt does get his scent at the windrider station… it’s a couple days old for sure… it seems he must have been in hiding in Alara for some time… probabily only leaving coincidentally about the same time the panic of Tai people started there…
    Mina have tracking scent too?
    Mina Toress:yeah
    she has tracking scent, G has tracking advantage irc
    DM:It seems he did leave the windrider station, but later returned…. on a different platform…
    It seems he was going to go south in the direction of Lordarm.
    Mina Toress:“Well, that’s interesting.”
    Calim Gorn:“To Lordarm then, I suppose.”
    “Unless he’s trying to throw us off…”
  • Mina Toress nods.
    Mina Toress:“It seems our intuition has been right so far.”
    DM:If you wanted you could try to figure out where in town he went.. but that’d take some more investigation checks, be hard to use scent outside, aside from to confirm if you found the right place.
    Mina Toress:“I’m reluctant to abandon it now, as strange as that may sound.”
    “Someone should perhaps send a communication back.”
    “This may help narrow our search if nothing else.”
    Calim Gorn:Well, if we can’t track his scent leaving the station after it goes back again, it’s logical to assume he continued on to Lordarm
    Geralt:“Lordarm is near the mountains. Seems correct.”
    DM:Communications are jammed due to the storm remember.
    Mina Toress:oh sorry i thought we flew out of it for some reason
    DM:nah this is still in the storm area.
    Mina Toress:yeah brainfart
    Calim Gorn:On to Lordarm then
    DM:You rush back to the airship… only to hear some bad news from the captain…
    Captain:“Seems I’ve got a bit of bad news for you… In our landing, seems the impact was a bit rough and damaged some of our steering mechanism.”
    Calim Gorn:“Of course.”
  • Calim Gorn goes to take a look
    Mina Toress:“Well, looks like we’ll be taking the windrider.”
    Captain:“It’ll take a few hours to get back on track and that’s assuming we can find some mechanics.”
    Calim Gorn:Can I take a look and see if he’s right or if there’s some way to quick fix it?
    DM:Yeah youc ant ake a look at it.
    Calim Gorn:Any chance I can combine my ranks in Technology and Vehicles? lol
    DM:Give me a tech roll to diagnose the problem.. it’ll take some time of course… heh.
    heh… nah, this is puerly a repair thing
    SO purely tech stuff
    Well I’ll elt you use your vehcile knowledge to diagnoise it I guess
    But not repair.
    Calim Gorn:lol well there’s a nat 20
    DM:You examine it and see that it seems that whoever servied this last, installed parst for a different model airship… so they didn’t perfectly fit….
    And that’s waht caused the damage, unforutnately the airship will be disabled without proper repair…
    Calim Gorn:“Tch… Damn it… That service you got was definitely third rate. These parts are for a different model.”
    “Come on, let’s take the windrider.”
    DM:As for actually repairing it, it’s a job that’d probably take about a 20 man hours for a single perosn.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah fuck it, I ain’t even gonna bother if he’s got the wrong parts, lol
    We’re grabbing a windrider
    DM:yeah bascally that’s waht caused the damage
    Mina Toress:brb gonna make some tea
    DM:You head off on the track, as the windrider takes off….
    Calim Gorn:“You can’t just throw any parts that fit in there and expect them to work, damn cheap mechanics…”
    DM:The windrider makes regular stops at various villages and towns along the way(not pictured on the map since tehy’re small)
    Calim Gorn:Heh, can we get it to ignore the stops and keep going to Lordarm? Or will it like rear end the next windrider down the line?
    DM:Yeah I’ll let you make an intimdiation cehck to try to pul rank on him if you want
    Calim Gorn:lol god
    DM:Well that’s not a great rolkl but you are in Rahseld, so it’s enough
    They’re generally pretty obedient to the nobiluity, so given your noble house and that you say you’re on queen’s buisness they’re inclined to go along
    Calim Gorn:“I order you as an Imbued of the Empire, get this windrider to Lordarm immediately.”
    Geralt:brb, grabbing a bite to eat since not had dinner yet
    assuming i won;t be needed for this
    DM:The windrider does unforutnately take one stop at a town that clearly isn’t Lordarm, as you’re almost there… yopu’re not sure what the cause of it is…
    Calim Gorn:“What is the meaning of this? I told you to go immediately to Lordarm.”
    DM:heh okay you go to the front of the trailn to find out what’s going on and the conductor apologizes…
    COnductor:"They tell me the track has become unstable up ahead… "
    Calim Gorn:“Unstable? Is it because of the earthquake?”
    COnductor:“Rockslide from the Kingmaker mountains from what I heard… caused by that earthquake they haven’t finished clearing it.”
    Calim Gorn:“Damn it…”
    “How much farther to Lordarm from here?”
    COnductor:“On foot you mean?”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes.”
    COnductor:“About 50 miles maybe?”
    “Probablyu your fastest way would be an old mountain road that’s open in the Kingmakers… flowing from the mines…”
    Mina Toress:“I was about to suggest this is where we should disembark.”
    COnductor:“The Gold takes priority over the windrider I’m afraid…”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm… How long to clear the rockslide?”
    Mina Toress:“I think the rockslide is our queue to get off.”
    COnductor:“The one blocking the track? No idea… I didn’t ask them, but I assume it’d be a day or two.”
    Calim Gorn:(to Mina) “Yes, I think you’re right.”
    “Is that storm still blocking Aela communications?”
  • COnductor nods.
    COnductor:“Yeah, can’t get anything in or out…”
    Calim Gorn:“Of course…”
    COnductor:“I’d love to get an update for you from Lordarm, but… with this storm, we can’t get anything through.”
    Calim Gorn:“Fine, send this message to the queen as soon as communications open up.”
  • Calim Gorn writes down a status update and hands it to him
    DM:heh oaky.
    COnductor:“I will do mi’lord.”
    Mina Toress:“Geralt and I will take a quick look around, see if there are any signs.”
    DM:Okay give me an inversgiation and a perception roll for your scents.
    Calim Gorn:(Heh, do the old legends that were in Yuu’s cells talk about where exactly in the Kingmaker mountains all that stuff took place?)
  • Mina Toress tries to pick up any linger scent trails, and if nothing, proceed up the mountain path, on the gold road.
    DM:Nah not really ,like mostt legends it’s pretty vague…
    I m,ean it is a legend and probably a bunch of bullshit anyway.
    Mina Toress:not good
    DM:And it’s an ancient story… so…
    Geralt:what the crap
    DM:In fact, ti’s not really even ceratin that’s how the Kingmaker’s got thier name, a lot of people just say it’s cause of the gold in the mountains (which is the more common bleief)
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah, the dice seriously hate us tonight, that’s been my best roll all night so far except the Vehicles check
    Mina Toress:the great dragons DO exist santa claus feints
    DM:You catcha bit of his scent at one of the inns…. and you manage to ask around finding out a few things..
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Calim Gorn shows the sketch around to everyone they come across, asking if they’ve seen him
    Mina Toress:“A mine….sounds like a good place for a sword called Earth Splitter.”
    Calim Gorn:“Perhaps…”
    DM:Apparently one person did see the man you’re looking for and they claim soneone else was aksing about him.. a woman of Tai descent along with a bunch of Rahseld’s guards…
    You can give me a knowledge Rahseld to see if you know who they’re talking about.
    Mina Toress:bite time
    Calim Gorn:lol god damn
    Mina Toress:i wanna see this person he saw
    Calim Gorn:Back to sucking
    Mina Toress:I’ll try to calm him with some mesmerism first before i chomp him
    DM:As for the man… it seems he was last seen up a mountain trail… apparently he was discovered by saving a peasant girl and a child from a wild Wyvern that had come down from the mountaisn.. they say he chased it off with a wooden sword somehow.
    Mina Toress:just want to entrance him, so he doesnt spaz out
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Yeah that’s definitely him
    Geralt:oh great
    DM:Give me a perception cehck on that Sef, so I’ll see how much you see.
    Mina Toress:was a rainy night apparently
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:And apparently the other Tai woman and the Rahseldian guards went after him or so you believe….
    From what you hear they were bearing the queen’s sigil, and claimed to have her authority…
    Of course, noboy actually quesitojned it…
    Mina Toress:too bad we cant make this guy an ally
    since he’s had so much rahseldian culture pumped into him
    DM:They did find it odd that she seemed to have Tai features, possibly half-Tai..
    Calim Gorn:He probably has 5 ranks in Luck and the Luck Control ability
    Heh, it wasn’t Justy was it? lol
    DM:Mina finds the peasants blood full of alcohol, and drinking it causes her to stagger a bit…
    Nah you don’t think it was Justy. heh.
    Mina Toress:“He likes his drinks stiff.”
    DM:If Sef has any knowledge in Rahseld he can roll that as well.
  • Mina Toress comments, feeling a bit slooshed herself.
    Calim Gorn:Politics expertise won’t help?
    Mina Toress:damn 19s and 18s lol
    we cant top 20 for nuthin
    DM:Hmm… Il’l give you an expertise check if you’d like though the difficulty will be higher than usual.
    Calim Gorn:lol well you rolled better than me
    lol see
    Mina Toress:prolly an operative
    DM:Mina thinks it resembles the descripto of Sajara Toress, a distant relative and an agent of the queen who she sent along to find Yuu.
    Mina Toress:pretending to be under the queen’s orders
    yeah or that
    DM:Her father was from Makoro… and from what Mina knows she’s been a loyal agent of the queen.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, from what she knows……………..
  • Mina Toress tells Calim about her.
    DM:She’s distinctive in that she fights with a katana but with a rapier style basket hilt…
    Calim Gorn:“Ah right, I forgot about her…”
    Mina Toress:“Might be her, cant say for sure.”
    Calim Gorn:“I guess we’ll see just how loyal she is.”
    Mina Toress:“Indeed.”
    Calim Gorn:(Is Sajara Imbued?)
    DM:Nah just a mundane
    Hence why politics sin’t realyl great to ID her.
    Calim Gorn:(Okay good, I won’t get mind death for killing her)
    DM:Since she’s not really politically active, just a warriro in the queen’s employ.
    Calim Gorn:“Let’s keep going.”
    DM:Well she is the Queen’s agent, so I mean the queen ain’t gona like that.
    Mina Toress:could be a double agent
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    I mean if she’s helping Yuu then that’s treason
    DM:heh yeah you never know… :)
    Mina Toress:might be banging him for all we know
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Mina Toress:how old is the dude anyway?
    Calim Gorn:Was she stationed at the prison?
    He’s like late teens I think
    Or early 20’s
    Mina Toress:ok
    Calim Gorn:Basically adult
    DM:He’s in his 30s
    Calim Gorn:Oh okay, older than I thought
    Anyway I guess we continue on the trail
    DM:She wasn’t directly stationed in the prison, but she was in Alara.
    Calim Gorn:What time of day is it?
    DM:So I mean she’s basically a person the queen sends ou to do various tasks, in this case bounty hunting.
    It’s nighttime right now.
    the storm iss till coming down hard.
    Calim Gorn:Okay so like we’re drenched right now basically
    Calim Gorn:Heh okay
    DM:You’re basically drenchd right now
    You want to try to take the old mountain road or gonna try to wait till morning?
    Mina Toress:eh fuck morning, im a vampire
    Calim Gorn:Might as well go now
    Calim Gorn:We gotta catch up to the dude
    Mina Toress:shes on night shift :-p
    Calim Gorn:lol vampires hate running water though
    Mina Toress:not this one
    Geralt:i’m a witcher.. weather ain’t nuthin’ dude
    Mina Toress:original vampires were OCD too
    DM:You proceed, Calim is more or less okay, since he doens’t need to sleep. The rest of you I’m gonna ask tomake a fatigue roll.. a fort save.
    Mina Toress:anyone know that?
    you put rice or seeds out to keep em at bay
    basically they go OCd counting the shit
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I know about that stuff
    Mina Toress:thats where the Count from sessame street comes from
    Calim Gorn:Like one of the things to keep a vampire from attacking was to drop a bunch of rice or grains or whatever around their coffin
    Mina Toress:haha yeah
    Calim Gorn:So they’d wake up and spend all night counting them
    Mina Toress:i should give her OCD as a joke
    i got it irl anyways
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:or well mild form, aint too severe
    Calim Gorn:Hey, not needing to eat or sleep finally comes in handy
    DM:Anyway give me a fort save unless you got somekinda endurance effect.
    Mina Toress:switches, etc are my main compulsion
    DM:compulsive min/maxing?
    Mina Toress:Expertise 3rd edition whoring
    i got lots of ranks in that from lots of practice
    Calim Gorn:“Take one of your potions, Geralt. Let’s pick up the pace.”
    DM:Heh Geralt isn’t doing too bad right now, heh, tyhe DC isn’t that high..yet.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’m more just wanting him to get the lead out, lol
    I got Speed 4, I can go a lot faster than him
    Geralt:“I can go on for now. May have to rest later.”
    Mina Toress:NEED BLOOD
    DM:Mina on the other hand.. is a bit fatigued…. her mana is running low, since hasn’t fully fed on someone in a while (the guy in the bar I think she was just tasting to avoid getting drunk)
    Geralt:standard rolls in effect
    DM:So she’s starting to show fatigue… You get fatigued condition for Mina.
    Mina Toress:“I should have fed earlier.”
  • Calim Gorn frowns
    Mina Toress:“Go on ahead.”
    “I’ll find some place to rest and try to catch up.”
    Calim Gorn:“You’re helping us track, we can’t leave you behind.”
    Mina Toress:“Geralt, can manage.”
    DM:As you amke the climb you can see extgra signs put up recently, about warnings of Wyvern attacks… essentially a noice for most people to vacate the area, but the houses up on the mountain don’t seem all abandoned… appaerntly the peasants are rather stubborn (and probably havenowhere else to go)
    Mina Toress:“We’re getting close. I don’t want you slow you down.”
    “Ah, food, I mean peasants.”
    DM:Well in this serious rainstorm it’s hard to track at all, you’re basicalyl just following the road.
    Calim Gorn:“There are peasants still living here. Claim one in the name of the empire.”
    Mina Toress:“Rather straight forward aren’t you.”
    Calim Gorn:“We don’t have time to dance around the issue.”
    DM:This is Zanyz land btw.
    Geralt:“We may find a vacant cottage and just hole up here for the night. Dangerous to climb a mountian in the dark and rain.”
    Mina Toress:“True enough I suppose.”
    DM:Of course they wouldn’t be too angry if you killed a peasant, so long as they got compensation
    Mina Toress:“Damn it.”
    Calim Gorn:lol well she doesn’t have to kill one
    Just drink some blood
    Mina Toress:well she doesnt have to kill someone, just take some blood
    just dracula em, with some eye gaze
    and slurp and leave
    Calim Gorn:I can just offer them a bag of gold and tell them to bend their head back
    Yeah or that
    Mina Toress:or maybe find some dykes
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:might be some willing
    alright guess we’ll look for shelter for the night in the village
    DM:Yeah there’s some abandoned places if you want to hole up.
    Mina Toress:can ask em questions while we’re here
    Calim Gorn:I’ll keep watch overnight in case they double back down the path
    DM:Okay you gonna stop in this small mountain village area and ask around?
    Mina Toress:yeah see if theres an inn or tavern or some kind of communal area first
    DM:The inn is oddly in operation. or at least ther’es lights on.
    Oddly enough, given the order to evacuate…
    Mina Toress:head there
    DM:And as you approach you can hear celebration.
  • Calim Gorn holds a hand up as they near
    Mina Toress:“Well, sounds like a rather jovial establishment.”
    Calim Gorn:“Let’s see if we can ascertain the reason for this before we barge in.”
  • Mina Toress nods.
  • Mina Toress goes into surveillance mode.
    DM:The windows are fairly cloudy and flooded with some rainwater.. but you cudlamybe try to get close an peer in one.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah or listening at the door, basically just trying to figure out why there’s a party at an inn that’s supposed to be abandoned
    DM:You listen at the door and hear random chatter, sounds like a good number of people in there…
    I will give you a knowledge rrahseld check.
    Calim Gorn:Yup, keeping up the consistency
    DM:You know nothing.
    They sound Rahseldian you thik but that’s about all you can tell.
  • Mina Toress listens.
    Geralt:will use my enhanced hearing…..
    DM:You assume a group of about 20-30 based on nosie.
    Geralt can pick out 23 separate individuals at least that are talking…
    Geralt:any tak abiout what is going on or why the party?
    marriage, newcomer, etc
    DM:They seem to be seated around tables or at least that’s what he gathers with his accurate hearing.. they’re talking mostly about random stuff… some talking about girls they know… others mentioning things like “when I get home” tipping you off that they might not be from around here.
    And another mentions something about free drinks.
  • Mina Toress shrugs, and swings the door open.
    Calim Gorn:lol, sounds like Yuu’s good luck getting all the locals drunk so they don’t notice him moving through
    Geralt:hmm, the queens men?
    DM:Yet another seems to be remarking about how he’s going to “spend his bonus”
    Mina Toress:“Did someone mention free drinks?”
  • Calim Gorn steps in after Mina
  • Mina Toress shakes the rain off her cloak.
  • Geralt enters
    DM:Mina pushes open the door to find a group of Rahseldian soldiers… and a pair of what you guess are the leaders.. one being a half-Tai woman and the other a blond man in armor..
    Calim Gorn:Heh, the Toress
    Mina Toress:“Is there room for us?”
    DM:The blond man approachs first, though the tai woman, takes note of you.
  • Mina Toress says trying to play polite.
    Mina Toress:“It’s pouring out there.”
    “And the wind rider is down.”
    DM:Calim and such going in too?
    Or you gonan keep your numbers secret for now?
    Geralt:it the weather cold? assuming mountains, rain, it probably is?
    DM:Yeah it’s cold.
    COld rain and such, not snow weather, but still it’s not exactly hospitable in a downpour and thunderstorm
    Geralt:"Me walks over to the fire and warms up
    Calim Gorn:Yeah walking inside
  • Geralt walks over to the fire and warms up
    Calim Gorn:I’ll stand next to the fire too
    Silaas:“Greetings I am Silaas,a gent of the queen and who migth you…”
    DM:He stares suspiciously at Geralt… but then seems to recognize Calim.
    Silaas:“Ah…. Lord Calim Gorn, what brings you here?”
    Calim Gorn:“I could ask the same of you.”
    Mina Toress:“Mina Toress. she says dropping the facade
    Sajara Toress:”Likely the same thing that brings us."
    Geralt:""The weather is great this time of year in the Kingmakers, apparently all want to come here."
    Mina Toress:“It seems another rose grows in the garden.”
    DM:The half-Tai girl steps forward, her odd hybrid of katana and fancy rapier at her waist.
  • Mina Toress turns her attention to her.
    DM:She’s rather beautiful with long black hair, appearing more Tai than Rahseldian.
    Mina Toress:“Interesting armament.”
    Calim Gorn:“Is now really the time for celebration and drink? Have you already completed your task?”
    Sajara Toress:“Greetings. I am Sajara Toress.”
    Mina Toress:“I don’t think they can do much in this weather, same as us.”
    Silaas:“Yeah, Yuu Saidai is dead.”
    Calim Gorn:(Gorn rep is to be dour and war-like, figure it fits for what they expect of Calim, lol)
    Mina Toress:“Except tuck tail.”
  • Calim Gorn raises an eyebrow
  • Silaas steps forward boastfully.
    Calim Gorn:“Oh? How… lucky.”
    Silaas:“Got him in the chest with a force spear… knocked him clean down teh mountain.. Nobody could have survived that fall.”
    “At least no mundane.”
    Geralt:“How did you come by that revelation?”
  • Calim Gorn smirks
  • Mina Toress takes the ladies hand and kisses it. “Why haven’t I met this lovely creature before.”
    Calim Gorn:“Did you recover his body?”
    Mina Toress:“I’ve heard of you of course, half rose, half chrysanthemum is it?”
  • Geralt opend his shirt….
    Geralt:“See this, that is what the clwed beast that ripped into my chest thouight too.”
    Silaas:“Not yet. WE got him abotu an hour before you got here./”
    Calim Gorn:“Then you’re a fool.”
  • Geralt exagerated a bit
  • Mina Toress tries not to show her skepticism.
    Calim Gorn:“He isn’t dead until his body is sitting here on the floor in front of us.”
  • Sajara Toress nods to Mina.
    Sajara Toress:“Something like that.”
    Calim Gorn:“Where did he fall from the mountain?”
  • Sajara Toress looks to Geralt.
    Sajara Toress:“What caused that wound?”
    Mina Toress:“A rather vicious dog I hear.”
    Calim Gorn:(I’m basically calling Silaas a dumbass for falling for not following one of the rules on the Evil Overlord List)
    Silaas:“Up the road some.. we came back from there, foubnd this abandoned tavern, and decided to have a victory drink.”
  • Calim Gorn shakes his head in disgust
    Geralt:“A large canaine with acid laced claws and fangs.”
    Calim Gorn:“Where? Show me. Right now.”
    Mina Toress:“Fangs?”
    Silaas:(Yeah he seemed to have ginored your idiot thing, it annoyed him, but he seems to know better than to speak to someone married to a princess)
  • Mina Toress winks at Geralt.
    Mina Toress:“Well, it seems I’m quite famished.”
    “Which lad here would fancy a kiss from a Toress?”
    Sajara Toress:“I’ve never heard of that type of beast…”
  • Sajara Toress seems intrigued…
    Sajara Toress:“Perhaps you coudl tell me more…”
    Mina Toress:“I must warn you I bite.”
    Geralt:“Later, we have a corpse to find.”
  • Mina Toress takes a seat,
  • Silaas seems to turn his attention away from Cali for a mment at Mina’s loud request
    Silaas:“I was the one who got the glory, so I should get the kiss. Twas I who fired the victory shot.”
    Mina Toress:“Oh? Lucky you.”
    Geralt:“At first light we head out and you’ll show me where you killed your quarry.”
    Calim Gorn:“You have no glory until we have a body.”
    “He’ll be gone by first light.”
    “We need to find him now.”
    Geralt:how late is it?
    DM:It’s late at night, fully dark and the moon is covered by the stormy skies.
    Geralt:“If he’s not there in the morning he won;t be there now either. I’d prefer if you not falll off the cliff too.”
    Mina Toress:“Are you imbued?”
    “I don’t think so.”
    Geralt:you don;t have dark vision do you Calim?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I do
    Geralt:oh nm them
    Calim Gorn:And I have a Skystrike cloak so I can glide
    Silaas:“Me? No… I wish. Maybe next generation though.. I’m sure I’ll be named a champion or something by the Queen… this is a knighthood I tell you.”
    Calim Gorn:And I have leaping so I can make my way back up the mountain lol
    Silaas:“I just saved the empire.”
    Calim Gorn:“Don’t be a fucking fool, you buffoon! ‘Nobody’ could escape from the queen’s dungeons in Alara. ‘Nobody’ could elude the queen’s forces. ‘Nobody’ who spent his life in prison could make his way through Rahseld. Have you not paid attention to anything that’s happened so far?!”
    Geralt:well aren’y you special ;)
    Mina Toress:“You aren’t afraid to bleed a little are you?”
  • Mina Toress says playing coy.
    Mina Toress:“They say I’m quite dangerous.”
  • Sajara Toress nods to Calim.
    Sajara Toress:“The dragons are not so easily denied.”
    Calim Gorn:“Saying ‘nobody could have survived that fall’ is like asking fate to kick you square in the testicles.”
    “Now where the hell did you leave him?”
    Mina Toress:“I’ll give you, your kiss sir, but not if you flinch.”
    “You have my word.”
    Geralt:“Yeah well so far this guys testicals have avoided all the big kicks dealt to them.”
  • Silaas seems drawn beteween Mina’s charms and Calim’s intimidation.
  • Mina Toress plays at his bravado.
    Mina Toress:“The hand, or the neck?”
  • Mina Toress says bluntly, knowing he’s clueless.
    Silaas:“Very well, I’ll show you to his body.. but after I get my reward for a good deed done.”
    Geralt:“I think he prefers the groin Mina…”
  • Silaas smirks.
    Calim Gorn:“Hurry it up then.”
  • Mina Toress grabs him by the crotch. “Is that so?”
  • Silaas nods eagerly.
  • Mina Toress gives him a little squeeze to where it just starts to get uncomfortable.
  • Mina Toress gets to her feet and grabs him by the neck with strong hands, and sinks her fangs into him.
    Silaas:“If you like it rough, fear not…. I am no stranger to pain.”
    DM:Sajara is taken by surprise… jumping back a bit and putting her hand to her sword.
    Sajara Toress:“What are you doing?! Unhand him…”
    Geralt:i’m assuming this is subtle, not like a throw your head back and reveal your dagger fangs and dive in move
    Mina Toress:yeah like she was gonna give him a hickey
    DM:heh it looks pretty unsubtle by how he described it :P
    Oh okay.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:So you’re not gonna amke ti obvious tto onlookers.. okay.
    heh okay, forgett she did that then if you were doing it subtle.
    The man gives a bit of a cry in surprise but otherwise you start to drink from his neck… mot of the soldiers too drunk to really pay too mcuh attention.
    Geralt:and his boner pops
  • Mina Toress has a drink, and turns him loose, blood dribbling down the corner of her lip as she smiles politely at him.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:“Thank you.”
    DM:Mina has regained her lost fatigue.. however… the soldier is now rather tired…
    Calim Gorn:“Now let’s go.”
    Mina Toress:yeah her regen is blood sourced, so she prolly feels better now
    “Well, I owe this man his kiss.”
    “Though I did say only if you didn’t flinch.”
    “I suppose, you earned it.”
    DM:You do get an image of him shooting a dark haired Tai man who matches Yuu’s description on the edge of a cliff in the rain… Yuu (or who you assume to be him) says “Please…. I’m not your enemy” before Silaas shoots him in the chest witht eh froce spear and his body goes crashing over the cliff…
  • Mina Toress gives him a kiss.
    Mina Toress:“Thank you.” she says again
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Silaas staggers a bit on his feet… his hand touching his neck briefly.. and his voice taken away, unsure of what happened…
  • Sajara Toress stares a bit suspicuiously…
    Mina Toress:“I’m sure it was worth it, you’re not afraid of a bit of pain as you said. Thought it looks like you enjoyed it, by the swelling in your loins.”
  • Mina Toress chuckles and walks back over to the others.
    Sajara Toress:(to Geralt and Calim) “I can have rooms set aside for you to rest the night if that’s your wish… if he is still alvie after all this, then nothing any of us do will stop him from achieving his destiny.”
    Geralt:“Did you see the spot?”
    Mina Toress:“He’s telling the truth.”
    “I saw the boy fall.”
  • Mina Toress whispers to Calim.
    DM:Mina didbn’t get a good enough picture to really know where the place was.
    Other than just the side of the mountain
  • Mina Toress shakes her head to Geralt.
    Geralt:“Then we will have to rely on them leading us there tomorrow.”
    Calim Gorn:“Damn it… He’s only going to get away from us again.”
    “You had to go and tire him out before he could be of any use to us.”
    Geralt:“Like I said. I suspect he won;t be there at all, now or later.”
    DM:Yeah he’s not gonna be all taht useful after Mina drained him.. at least not without a rest.
    Geralt:“If fate is truely with him.”
    Calim Gorn:“We aren’t doing ourselves any favors with that attitude.”
    “I’d just as soon check now and be certain.”
  • Mina Toress nods,
    Geralt:“But if so, he will be there, stiff and cold.”
    Mina Toress:“Not if we find him in time.”
    Calim Gorn:“I’m not going to rest until we have him. These men are fools to think their job done so easily.”
    Mina Toress:“I agree.”
    “We have nothing to lose by pushing on.”
    Geralt:“Well we can’t go hunt in the dark and rain with these poor fools.”
    Calim Gorn:“Then we go by ourselves.”
    Mina Toress:“We shall be on our way to pursue our fools errand.”
    “The Queen’s business is always risky business as they say,”:
    Geralt:“Where? You know these mountains? The site could be anywhere.”
    Sajara Toress:“There is a saying in Makoro…. the true fool is the one who thinks he can beat the Great Dragons.”
    Mina Toress:“A coin brought us here.”
  • Mina Toress pulls it out.
    Mina Toress:“Will we find this boy if we venture out? Heads says yes, tails says no.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:“I guess we shall follow my coin.”
  • Mina Toress courtsies to the woman.
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Geralt:“Fine, as your coin says.’
    Sajara Toress:”Follow the coin… Are you sure you weren’t born in Ronen?"
    Calim Gorn:“I don’t intend to beat the great dragons. I merely intend to find their chosen one.”
    Geralt:“Stay here and sober up. We’ll see you later.”
    Mina Toress:“Perhaps we can discuss it later, sharing a bed.”
    “We’re not that closely related I don’t think.”
  • Mina Toress shrugs.
    Geralt:only maters if you reproduce, right?
    Mina Toress:yeah im several generations back anyways :-p
  • Sajara Toress glares a bit at Mina.
    Mina Toress:genetic drift!
    Sajara Toress:“I have seen things that would amke me cautious of that… and he is married (nods over to Calim)”
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Calim Gorn:“You’re right to be cautious.”
    Mina Toress:“I wasn’t interested in marrying you, sweet lady.”
    “Only tending your garden.”
  • Mina Toress givers her a courtsie. “Good night.”
    Sajara Toress:“My garden prefers its water intact.”
    DM:You all going to head out and try to find him?
    Calim Gorn:Yup
    Mina Toress:“The sweetest fruit is the forbidden fruit.” she quips with a smirk
    Calim Gorn:Hopefully we can at least track 25 guys better than one guy and find the spot they stopped at
    DM:You’re basically going out there trying to find the palce by random.. you’d cover more ground if you split up…
    Mina Toress:“Well, how can we flip this coin in the dark and in the rain.” she jokes as she pulls up her hood stepping outside
    Calim Gorn:lol well I mean we should at least be able to find the spot where he fell
    Like I said there’s over 20 guys all marching towards it and back
    Mina Toress:"The boy, before they attacked him, he said “I’m not your enemy.”
    Calim Gorn:Even with the rain we should be able to find where the trail is stomped up
    DM:heh, not easily.. it’s a downpour on a dark mountainside, and it’s not like the soldiers just went one place.
    Calim Gorn:Perception or Investigate then?
    Or both?
    DM:So you want to stick together or separate?
    Mina Toress:“I think perhaps one of us should stay behind, surveil this place and its occupants.”
    DM:Separating will give you a better chance probably…
    Mina Toress:“I almost have a feeling this is a setup.”
    Calim Gorn:“Maybe, but our options are limited for searching…”
    Mina Toress:“If thats the case, I don’t think the men are in on it.”
    “But a double, thinking they killed the lad, would be quite a good play.”
    DM:Yeah Siaas did look like he was alone when he kileld him, you figure they split up to search.
    Calim Gorn:“Yes that much is obvious… They think he’s dead, they give up pursuit and leave, he recovers and continues on his quest.”
    Geralt:“I still don;t say we kill this boy. He is not evil. I do want to hear what he has to say.”
    DM:SInce he didn’t really have his group with him.
    Mina Toress:“I agree.”
    “I don’t think we need to kill him either necessarily.”
    Calim Gorn:“Perhaps… If we can convince him that the empire is not his enemy then Saidai-Taiyou and its legendary sword could be a great ally.”
    Mina Toress:“He’s far more useful alive, it could even be the piece that brings Sadai into the fold.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Calim Gorn:“I imagine it will be quite difficult to convince his friends back home though.”
    Mina Toress:“What better canidate than a boy fostered in Rahseld his whole life.”
    Geralt:“Well that will be harder with Mr. Happy Pants back there.”
    Calim Gorn:“Let’s split up and see what we can find.”
    “It seems we’re all agreed on what to do if we find him.”
    Mina Toress:“Yes, well, we all have to eat. Though it was mostly just me humoring myself, I wanted to see what he saw.”
    DM:So Mina you going out to search or staying behind to watch the inn?
    Mina Toress:“It didnt seem likely the lady was going to allow me to taste her blood.”
    DM:Everyone that’s going out to search give me a perc cehck, Geralt already roleld his.. so I’ll get one from Calim as well.
    Mina Toress:“One of us should stay behind.”
    “You, or me, Calim?”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm… Well I shouldn’t have any trouble scaling the mountains, how is your mobility?”
    Geralt:“Three can hunt better than 2. What you expect to find staying here?”
    Mina Toress:“I can turn into bats.”
  • Mina Toress says jokingly.
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, that’s what I wonder as well. Though I suppose it’s possible he could double back, but unless he finds what he came here for I think that is unlikely.”
    Mina Toress:“I’m more worried our lady friend knows where he is.”
    “And will flee with him once we’re gone.”
    “Or tip him off.”
    Calim Gorn:“Then interrogate her. She’s not Imbued, and we’re on an assignment from the queen. We have the latitude to be forceful.”
    Mina Toress:“Alright, guess I’ll stay here.”
    “Good luck.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    DM:Alright giveme a perc check for Calim
  • Mina Toress heads back inside.
    DM:He doesn’t have tracking so he’s basicalyl kinda just going by sheer luck.
    Calim Gorn:Whooooo
    Mina Toress:sweet
  • Mina Toress heads back inside, to try and charm her new friends
    DM:The soldiers in the place are too druink to know any better, but the other Toress is wise to your tricks.. or at least knows enough to be cautious…
  • Mina Toress walks over and sits down next to her.
    Mina Toress:“I apologize if my humor makes you uncomfortable. I mean no offense.”
    DM:Meanwhile.. back outisde… Calim travels a bit and can hear the beating of nearby wyvern wings, along with the odd half-shriek/halff-roar they make…
  • Calim Gorn frowns
    Mina Toress:“It seems my companions are dead set on finding this boy in the dark and in the rain. I figure someone better stay behind, incase something bad happens. I don’t want all three of us falling off the mountain.”
    DM:And stares upwards to see a few descending on thea irea, due to his good perception he may have time to hide…
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah I’m definitely hiding
    DM:Wow… heh.
    Calim Gorn:lol dice finally warmed up
    Mina Toress:batman mode engaged
    Geralt:just in time too
    Mina Toress:Calim Hyabusa
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Sajara Toress:“It is not the humor that makes me uncomfortable.”
    “But you are something other than what you appear.”
    Mina Toress:“Ah yes….I’m sure you’ve heard all the stories.”
    Sajara Toress:“I see every story contains a grain of truth…”
    Mina Toress:“What Toress hasn’t heard about the fiendish Black Rose.” rolls her eyes
    DM:The wyverns fly over Calim.. fortuanetly not detecting him, tahnks to his perception and stealth….
    Mina Toress:“What is it you’re so afraid of?”
    Calim Gorn:I find a convenient cave to hide in that someone else also found convenient to hide in?
    Mina Toress:lol
    yeah, and cave paintings of Yuu
    DM:Meanwhile… Geralt is tracking throug hthe rain…coming to where he thinks someone might have fell… it’s a over a 100 foot drop down there… oddly enough Geralt’s medallion starts to vibrate as well as he peers over.
    Mina Toress:explaining the whole 7 sword legend
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:sheer drop or can climb down?
    Mina Toress:“Your stories are true, I am a monster, but not an unfriendly one.”
    Sajara Toress:“The most dangerous monsters are the friendly ones.”
    Calim Gorn:(The medallion is probably just picking me up, lol)
    DM:It’s a drop for sure but iyou can try to climb it with athletics.. it’ll be aslipper climb but not impsosible
    Mina Toress:“I would think the dangerous ones wouldn’t tell you they’re monsters.”
    DM:You figure it to be about a DC 20 or so…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:There’s enough handholds but they’re slippery
    Calim Gorn:Too bad I’m not there, I can jump 120 ft so I could land it easily
    DM:Also give me another perception check.
    Mina Toress:“When everyone thinks you a monster, you tend to play along. It’s rather simple, sweet lady.”
    “I am simply a monster, that hunts worse monsters.”
    “Nothing more, nothing less.”
    “Surely you must have some sympathy, being a half breed.”
    “It couldn’t have been easy for you either.”
    Sajara Toress:“I woudln’t say it was difficult… had I grown up in Makoor instead of Rahseld, then it woudl have been worse.”
    “I was fortunate.”
    Mina Toress:“Better in Rahseld than Mokoro or Sadai at least.”
  • Mina Toress nods in agreement.
    DM:Geralt can feel the ground under him shake momentarily and his hearing can make out footsteps down below…. he thinks based on the echo it might be coming from some kind of fissure below… as he looks don he can make out its edges…
    It must have opened from the recent earthquake.. a split in the mountain where someone falling off could have rolled in…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    I fucking knew it
    Mina Toress:“More fortunate than me I suppose, a living half breed is much less of a stigma than a dead princess.”
    DM:And thhre’s someone down tehre… moving… based on his accurate hearing he’d guess 140 feet down, probably the regular 100-120 drop then another 20 down the fissure.
    Sajara Toress:“I was never in line to inherit anything, I earned my place.”
    Mina Toress:“I’ll tell you this, I may be dead, but I am more alive than most. I enjoy life, even if it eludes me. Not many can say the same in the courts, with their dead hearts and dead cold eyes, repeating the motions of power like some golem.”
    “They pitty me, but I pitty them.”
  • Geralt pulls rope from his pack and secures it.
  • Geralt climbs down
    Mina Toress:“This is what unsettles them.”
    DM:heh okay, give me an athletics check the rope will amke ti a lot easier though heh.
    Mina Toress:“Not these fangs.”
    DM:Well actually do you have rope, you’d have to buy that as equipment heh
    It’s 1 point.
    Calim Gorn:lol doesn’t matter
    DM:All the adventuring gear you gotta purchase with equipment points. heh, but yeah he’s agile enough to get donw tehre anyway
    Geralt:ok, figured it would be mundane and not point worthy
    Mina Toress:“After all, a dog has fangs and we are not unsettled, they make lovely companions, loyal ones. I am loyal to my house, however they may turn their noses.”
    Geralt:since this not a gear centric RPG
    DM:Nah for M&M basicalyl anything that helps you like a tool costs equipment points.
    So a rope would cost you somethingh, but mundane clothes and such doens’t.
    But basically anything that gives active adventuring bonuses and such does cost something
    flashlights, rope, etc.
    Sajara Toress:“I doubt many turn their noses.. such would present an exposed neck.”
    DM:Geralt makes his way down…
    Mina Toress:“Mock me all you want girl.”
    DM:Climbing down to the base and seeing the fissure which countines down he’ll have to make another check to attempt ot climb downt that, though it’s not as bad of a climb..
    Mina Toress:“For all I know, you’re here to vomit lies. Hiding this boy, trying to throw us off the path and then smuggle him away when we’re gone.”
  • Calim Gorn wanders lost on the mountain
    Mina Toress:“I can play the suspicious cunt as well.”
    Sajara Toress:“No… but I know better than to challenge destiny, I’ve done my duty… but that is all I can do.”
    “No doubt he’ll be found a miraculous survivor and find his way to Saidai-Taiyou to claim his birthright.”
    Mina Toress:“Some would question the loyalty of those words.”
    DM:Gerralt tries to climb down.. but loses his footingon the slippery stones… coming crashing down to the cavern below… give me a toughness roll…
    Mina Toress:“I can see the memories of those whose blood I taste, do you know that?”
    “Prove those loyalties then, are you willing to put your blood on the line?”
    “A drop is all I need.”
  • Mina Toress smashes her glass, and tosses a shard of glass across the table as her red eyes narrow.
    DM:Geralt lands more or less unharmed… to find hismefl in an odd underrgound tunnel that the fissure has dropped him into.. from the look of it, it seems like an older cavern that was just opened up… And Geralt can feel the ancient power that seems to be around this place..
    He can also hear footsteps coming from deeper down the corridor…
    Calim Gorn:Den of the Great Dragon
    DM:They’re heaidng away from him…
  • Geralt absorbes the aura from the place of power, enhancing his signs…. joke
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Sajara Toress:“I think not.”
    Calim Gorn:Meanwhile, Calim bravely hides from wyverns!
    Sajara Toress:“I want my blood, nor my memories stolen.”
    “Try to take thema t your own risk vampire.”
    Mina Toress:“What do you have to hide?”
  • Geralt follows the steps…. with haste… picking up the scent as well in case he tries to hide upon hearing me
    Geralt:swollow a potion
    Sajara Toress:“It is not incrimination that I fear, but your taint. I do not wish to share in your curse.”
    Mina Toress:“Traitor!”
  • Mina Toress seems to channel a bit of the Queen as she grows flustered.
    DM:As you get in a bit you can recognize his scent… It’s definitely Yuu…
    Geralt:it doesn’t have to be fresh from her.. can be on the glass right?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    Geralt:so no taint
    DM:Though there’s soemthing else about these caverns.. the overwhelming power that’s in here… your medallion vibrating with stregnth… it almost seems to be clouding your mind some… Give me a will check as your proceed
    Calim Gorn:Oh lord
    Fuck yeah
    DM:heh well actually you can’t spend hero points remember for this adventure :P
    Calim Gorn:Oh god damn it
    DM:So I’ll gie you taht one back, but I’m assuming the first roll was terrible…
    Calim Gorn:Yeah he did say that heh
  • Mina Toress stands up. “In the name of Queen Cheisa of Rahseld. I command you seize this traitor to House Toress!”
    Geralt:it was a 7
    Calim Gorn:Complication for having destiny against us
  • Mina Toress shouts to the soldiers.
    Geralt:7 on the roll
    DM:heh I said it at the satrt of the adventure that hero points were off limits for this adventure (it’s a complication you did gt a bonus HP for but you can’t spend it till next adventrue)
    Sajara Toress:Geralt gains a hero point.
    Geralt:so 15 save
    Calim Gorn:Heh, so subtract 13 from that roll for a 15
    (also lol going straight for “Seize the traitor” seems kinda overkill)
    Mina Toress:she just wants to get her blood heh
    DM:Your mind starts to get dazed from the presence of this palce… the scents and sounds get a little less distinct, almost like you took a blow to your head…
    Mina Toress:im just dont wanna have em turn against me
    and have to fight em all off
    so im hoping i can get em on my side
    Calim Gorn:Just tell her to nick her finger on the glass lol
    DM:The men look at Mina, and then back to Sajara
    Mina Toress:she wouldnt
  • Geralt is an obstinate bastard so i press on
    Sajara Toress:“I’m the one in charge here… until the queen says otherwise.”
    Mina Toress:“I am Princess Mina Toress, and you will obey me, or I will have all of your heads.”
    “I have served this house for nearly 200 years.”
    “And I will not suffer the words of turncoats.”
    DM:Geralt proceeds onward, but is surprised as a new figure steps from a turn in the corridor, one he did not smell at alll before…
    It is the figure of Daimyo Takashi Oshiro…
    Calim Gorn:lol oh shit
    Geralt:I know him right?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    Mina Toress:lol he’s head of all mokoro
    Calim Gorn:He’s basically the council member from Makoro
    Mina Toress:the guy you got your bracers from
    Calim Gorn:He’s that total asshole samurai dude
    Mina Toress:the asshole dudes dad
    Calim Gorn:Right yeah
    DM:Yeah he’s an imbued and the thronehold of Makoro (effectively the one who votes for Makoro on the grand council)
    Geralt:I mean have we met, was he the one we visited with his son?
    DM:Yeah he’s Masaru’s father.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah you’ve met him
    DM:Yeah heh.
    You know him pretty well, enough to know he’s a total ass
    Geralt:he gave the bracers
    Calim Gorn:Yes lol
    DM:Yeah he did give you the bracers though as a reward for saving his song.
    Geralt:“Daimyo Oshiro? What are you doign here in the storm?”
    Sajara Toress:“Ignore her, I am still in command here until your queensays otehrwise…”
  • Sajara Toress steps back and draws her katana.
    Geralt:and Calim owes a favor?
    Sajara Toress:“You are no longer welcome here vampire… I cast you out!”
    Calim Gorn:Nah already took care of that
    Cashed that in long ago
    DM:Nah he already called inthat favor they’re even.
    Mina Toress:“You would draw a weapon against me?”
    “I am the Queen’s inquisitor, and all I simply require is a drop of blood to verify her story, and yet she denies me.”
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“I would ask you the same… you are but a leaf in the wind against a hurricane.”
  • Mina Toress kicks a piece of glass.
    Mina Toress:“Silas, proved his truthfullness, and yet you shriek away.”
    “What do you have to hide?”
    Geralt:“Seeking shelter….”
    Sajara Toress:“This monster would steal my memories against the law of the empire… if you wish my blood, you’ll have to take it, along with my life.”
    “Or perhaps I’ll take your head you monster.”
    Mina Toress:“I only want your truth.”
    “I don’t want to fight you, we are blood, however thin it may be.”
    “But if there is a traitor in our midst, I will find out.”
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“There is no sense lying to me Geralt… I know all. You came for last of the Saidai to stand in the way of destiny.”
    Mina Toress:“Bring me a drop of her blood.”
    “And I will be on my way.”
    “If what she says is true.”
    “You have nothing to fear.”
    DM:Sajara’s men seem strictly on her side.. not being an imbued your commands don’t carry any extra weight and she’s their commander…
    In fact her many drunken soldiers rise, not obvious a battle is brewing…
    Mina Toress:“I suppose I should have just offered to fuck the lot of you, I would have gotten farther.”
    DM:Some of them nod as if saying “well yeah no shit”
    Calim Gorn:rofl
    Mina Toress:“Now’s your chance.”
    “I’ll bed the man who brings me a drop of this woman’s blood.”
    Geralt:“I never was one for deception. So plainly you know why I am here, but my purpose is not as you think.”
    “What interest do you have in this boy?”
  • Sajara Toress looks to them.
    Calim Gorn:(yeah wondering if Oshiro wants to betray the empire…)
    Sajara Toress:“And the queen would have their manhood at the end of a spit after that.”
    Mina Toress:“I don’t want her killed, I only need a drop of blood.”
    “She’ll understand.”
    “She owes me.”
  • Mina Toress takes a seat casually, tired of her ruse, and seems more amused.
    Mina Toress:“Let’s see what are you options. Hmmmm.”
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“His prophecy is about to be fulfilled within moments… however it is for you that I have come…”
    Mina Toress:“Bed this beautiful creature before your eyes, prove your innocence and potentialyl ferret out a traitor.”
    “And be rewarded for your loyalty.”
    DM:You get the sense from how he looks that while he has Oshiro’s shape, he’s not Oshiro…. He’s someone else.. something else…
    Geralt:“How were you to know I would be here? I did not come alone either.”
    Mina Toress:“Or stick with your half-breed, and take the chance that she’s saying the truth.”
    “Of course if she is lying, you’re likely all fucked either way, but in that case, not by me.”
  • Calim Gorn continues wandering lost in the mountains wheeeeee
    DM:Sajara looks to her men, as some of thema re considering Mina’s offer no doubt.. I’ll give mina a persuade roll (she can add her attractive bonus0
    It will be rather difficult to get em to turn against thier commander of course…
    Mina Toress:yeah i only did it becuase they were already drunk haha
    lowered inhibitions and all haha
    DM:It seems they’re strictly in Sajara’s corner…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:pop out your tits… that wil give you a bonus, but no AC unless you have the naked armor feat
    Mina Toress:“Well, you’re loyal I’ll give you that.”
    DM:Geralt isn’t sure exactlywhat this being is… but he suspects it’s something spiritual… not physical as it had no scent…
  • Mina Toress claps.
    DM:What he sees may well just be in his own mind…
    Mina Toress:“Well, then this awkward. Shall I sing a song now?”
    Sajara Toress:“Out with you fiend, go with your companions.”
  • Mina Toress says casually.
  • Sajara Toress gestures with her blade towards the door.
    Mina Toress:“But we were just starting to get along.”
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“I know many things.. .such that Yuu Saidai would find the last of the Seven Swords here.”
    Mina Toress:“I hope for your sake, your loyalty lies with the Queen.”
    Geralt:“So I suspected he would. Fate has been with the poor boy the last few days – acheiving the unacheivable.”
  • Mina Toress gets up, loosing interest.
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“I also know this… your people, your clan of the many heads… only with the aid of Yuu Saidai and the sword given to him will it survive beyond the next 5 years.”
    Geralt:“If you know so much then you also know that I did not come here to kill him as the others tried.”
    DM:With that, the image of Oshiro seems to shimmer for a moment, and dissipate before your eyes, like itt was never there…
  • Mina Toress transforms into mist and seeps out the crack at the bottom of the door.
    DM:Your senses seem to return to you, though you’re still partially dazed… as you can hear sounds up ahead.. the ground seems ot rumble a bit as welll.. you want to proceed?
  • Geralt blinks a bit…
  • Geralt continues forward
  • Geralt presses Option – Save Game….
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:now i go forward
  • Calim Gorn wonders on destiny and fate as he tries to make his way through the mountains, looking for any traces of where Yuu fell
    DM:Geralt continues forward finally coming face to face with Yuu saidai… he stands at the center of the cavern.. his hand on what looks like a large curved blade which is currently covered in dust it’s blade sticks in the rock at the base of the cavern…
    Calim Gorn:“So was it my fate to end up like this? Or was it his fate to remain hidden? Hm…”
    Geralt:“Yuu? Yuu Saidai?”"
    DM:He sees you, and sweat beads on his forhead as he struggles to pull the blade from the stone… as he does the ground shakes, like a small tremor… as he pulls the blade forth…
    Calim Gorn:Do I feel this tremor? lol
    DM:heh yeah, Calim can feel it too, as can Mina.
  • Calim Gorn tries to make his way towards the source of the tremor
    DM:The man looks up at Geralt… raising his newfound sword… his stance is still that of an untrained swordsman… but the power of the sword is another matter, even with Geralt’s limited expeirence with that much magic… he can sense the great energy off the blade…
    Geralt:“I am Geralt, of the Hydra Clan in Yt.”
    Yuu Saidai:“I just want to be free…”
    “Stay back!”
    Geralt:“You are free, and you have also freed the blade of your destiny.”
    DM:He swings his blade in an arc at you, an untrained swing and wild…. and well away from you to be just a warning…. but you do notice as it strikes into the stone wall behind him.. it strikes only a slight glanceingb low.. but cracks appear in the stone where it strikes.
    Geralt:“I wish you no harm.”
  • Geralt holds out his hands nonagressively.
    Calim Gorn:(That thing would be great against Earth Demons)
    Yuu Saidai:“Thatt’s not what the others said.. they came to kill me, One of them shot me, I fell into this place.”
    Geralt:“Are you alright? I heard about that but didn;t believe the story. I knew you had to survive.”
  • Mina Toress howls at the moon in wolf form, hoping the sound will carry to the others.
    DM:I thought Mina was in mist form in thet avern?
    Geralt:“You said you was not his enemy but he shot you anyway. What did you mean by that?’
    Mina Toress:yeah she misted outside, after the earthquake she’ll turn into a wolf and howl
    Calim Gorn:Yeah she turned to mist and then got out of there
    Mina Toress:I’m just gonna stick around within eye site of the place tho, incase they leave
    Calim Gorn:So she’s outside now
    Mina Toress:she went under the door in mist form
    Yuu Saidai:”They’re my jailers… You don’t look like them, but… they come in many forms."
    DM:I’m gonna give Calim another perception check to try to follow the tremor and see if he can turn anything up
    Mina Toress:we need to get him to swear and oath or something
    they take their honor seriously and shit
    if we can get him in some kind of blood oath
    Calim Gorn:Sigh
    DM:well he wasn’t really raised in Samurai culture
    Mina Toress:he loves knights
    they take oaths seriously :-p
    DM:yeah he does. heh.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah that’s why I wanted to talk to him
    Mina Toress:ditto
    Calim Gorn:I’m from House Gorn and he likes the story of Clesh
    I figured I could relate to him
    Geralt:“I don;t believe what they did to you was right. You deserve to have a life outside that place. Hopefully you would choose to be an ally.”
    Yuu Saidai:“I don’t even know who you are…”
    “I just know everyone is hunting me in this land… but you don’t look like a knight.”
    Geralt:“You are correct that I am not like the others. i come from a land far away with mystical forests, monsters and druidic magic….”
  • Calim Gorn awkwardly stumbles in the direction kinda towards the tremor as rain streams off him
    Geralt:“I am a monster hunter. I have been taught the art of fighting. We are currently at war with savage spirits who would wish to aanihilate us all.”
    Yuu Saidai:“I wasn’t born here either.. but it’s been so long I can barely remember my homeland…”
    DM:I’m gonna give Geralt a persuade check here, to get an idea of how trustworthy he seems.
    Geralt:What do you mean, I’m tellign the honest truth
    DM:Also you can use hero points now, since the weight of destiny seems to be lifted upon him getting the sword
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Does that mean I can find him now? =P
    DM:I know you’re telling the truth, butthat doesn’t necessariyl mean you appear to be trustorthy heh.
    This is more of what kinda gut reaction he gets off you
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    Yuu Saidai:“You… you don’t seem like the others. Would you help me get home?”
    Geralt:"Look, I just want to show you something….
  • Geralt uses a little magic from his signs….
    Geralt:“See just like the stories of knights and mages.”
  • Yuu Saidai nods.
    Yuu Saidai:“Are you with House Illuvian?”
    Geralt:“Where is home?”
    “No, we do not have houses and nobility in my lands. We have clans and elders or cheiftains.”
    Yuu Saidai:“I was hoping you’d know where my home was… I was very young when I was taken.”
    “And my captors would tell me nothing about it, no matter how mcuh I asked.”
    “Then all of a sudden I got the opportunity to escape… I’ve been trying for years.”
    Mina Toress:AND G, is added to the treason list with Mina….. :-p
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:whats your act of treason Tab?
    gotta have one in the making
    banging your sister doesnt count does it?
    DM:you mean other than cheating on the Queen’s daughter with his own sister?
    Calim Gorn:That doesn’t count as treason, that’s normal for court politics
    Geralt:“Home is where you choose to live. It doesn’t matter if you can’t remember where you were born.”
    Calim Gorn:But yeah I was wanting to help the guy too heh, I mean if we can’t fight destiny and he’s bound to get the sword then we can at least try to make him an ally
    Or at least not hate the empire and want to destroy it
    Yuu Saidai:“I choose not to live here. I want to meet my parents.”
    DM:heh.. yeah. it’s up to you, you could try to kill him while he’s not well trained, though getting hit by the sword would’t be pleasant…
    Calim Gorn:Well I gotta get there first =P
    Geralt:“I have some friends nearby. They will not harm you I promise. How about if we take you someplace away from here till we get some answers to your questions.”
    “You may keep your sword.”
    Yuu Saidai:“I want to get out of here… I know the ships come and go from the port, though I don’t know what destination I want to choose.”
    “At every turn since I’ve escaped.. thigns have pointed me in the right direction though…”
    Calim Gorn:(And what do those things tell you now?)
    Geralt:“Fate smiles upon you.”
    “What sense do you have now? Do you feel like you should come with me and my companions or try to find your path on your own with others hunting you down?”
    Yuu Saidai:“Well I don’t know how to get out fo here… there’s no way I can climb back out that hole…”
    “And this cavern is a dead end.”
    Mina Toress:give him my coin, it was right :-p
    he can take that as his sigil
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:“I would have to discuss it with my leader, but you could come to my lands if you do not like it here. I was planig on goign there to help my – lover – in an upcoming battle.”
    Mina Toress:this is like random dungeon crawling in the sewer
    cept it was manhunt via 1d2
    Yuu Saidai:“Who is your leader?”
    Geralt:“Meerin of the Hydra.”
    “Thought we also have to go to another land to help a friend too, Moroko.”
    Mina Toress:yeah make him head of mokoro
    that might drag sadai in
    Geralt:“You could stay there as well if you wished.”
    Mina Toress:(ask him for his help, its the land of his people)
    mokoro was part of sadai technically…
    Yuu Saidai:“Well first lets get out of this cave.. can your magic open up a path?”
    Calim Gorn:(Heh, probably better for him to lay low, otherwise the empire can demand him back from Makoro)
    Geralt:“We are going to go visit their shogun, it is like a Queen – the first they have ever had.”
    Yuu Saidai:“I don’t like Queens…”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:or whips prolly either
    Calim Gorn:Yeah don’t blame him there
    Mina Toress:or electricity
    send him to a liberal school and turn him into a tranny
    Geralt:“You may like this one. She is young, her father just died and gave the throne to her, against tradition.”
    Mina Toress:we can put a tranny woman in as mokoro throneheld
    and the world will go bonkers
    its technically a man so hey
    all’s good!
    Geralt:“It could be the work of Fate bringing the two of you together.”
    Yuu Saidai:“The queen of this land that imprisoned me seemed to be against tradition too… she was nothing like any of the stories.”
    Calim Gorn:(Heh, dunno if Megumi would want to harbor him or not… Meerin might be willing though since he was hiding Laaza)
    Mina Toress:fuck that have her marry him
    introduce ASAP
    Geralt:tat what i was thinking
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Yeah that might work….
    Geralt:sperks fly upon meeting
    Mina Toress:or suzu become empress of sadai
    and bring them in that way
    Geralt:“She could use a stong warrior like yourself… well with some training of course.”
    “Who knows one day you coul dbe king……”
    Mina Toress:shit she could teach him lol
    she knows how to fight
    Calim Gorn:I like where this is going
    Yuu Saidai:“I want to learn how to fight.”
    Geralt:do in know what she looks like?
    Mina Toress:asian chick?
    covers em all
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah, pretty much
    Geralt:they all look the same….
    Calim Gorn:Long raven hair, sexy asian looks
    Mina Toress:haha
    DM:heh you’ve never actually seen her, but yeah you know she’s Tai (aka asian)
  • Geralt gives a basic description
    Mina Toress:uh she’s like you, with boobs and long hair…
    Calim Gorn:She uses a bow IIRC
    Mina Toress:nah i dontthink so necessarily
    Yuu Saidai:“She may know of my homeland…”
    Mina Toress:that was when i was gonna make her part of my story
    i abandoned that
    Calim Gorn:Ah heh
    Mina Toress:i think she prolly has a katana
    Yuu Saidai:“But first we have to escape from this cavern…”
  • Yuu Saidai looks again at the cavern…
    Mina Toress:since their house has 2 heirloom ones
    there were 2 sisters or something
    that got killed
    Geralt:“She could, heck you look like you coul dbe from there.”
    Mina Toress:so prolly those or something id guess
  • Calim Gorn keeps searching for the source of the tremor and wonders if the others have been killed by the invincible dragon sword yet
    Calim Gorn:Surely I’ve rolled a 20 by now
    Geralt:“Yes, let’s get out of here. Though I warn you the bafoons that tried to kill you are in a nearby village. We may have to kill them if they spot you and I don;t really want to kill anyone tonight.”
    Yuu Saidai:“I’ll defend myself as best I can… I believe I was given this sword for a reason.”
    Geralt:“So do I… so do I…..”
    Yuu Saidai:“But how do we get out of here?”
  • Geralt leads him to the exit
    DM:The exit is basicalyl vertical drop down a fissure.
    Calim Gorn:(Heh well he said he couldn’t climb out of the hole)
    DM:Prett ymuhc a tough climb to get out of there.
    Calim Gorn:(His sword is the World Splitter, he should be able to just cut a hole out of the cavern)
    Geralt:yes, but with the help of your friends who are about to find us…..
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Well you’re not sure how long it’ll take em to find you.. I mean… given the conditions… and this place was pretty well hidden.
    Could be hours or it could be until morning…
    It ain’t exactly easy…
  • Geralt looks for a way out…..
    Mina Toress:brb
    DM:It seems the tunnel only has the one drop that let you in, there’s another passage that used to exist, but it looks like it caved in long ago…Geralt himself may be able to climb out the fissure, but not witth Yuu… it’s too slippery and you’d be lucky enough to get out yourself.
    Geralt:“Yuu, try to use that blade on those rocks blocking the passage over there.”
    Yuu Saidai:“You think it could cut through that?”
  • Yuu Saidai looks at the sword…
    Geralt:“You won;t know till you try.”
    DM:He approaches the rocks reluctantly raising his blade above his head readying for a powerful overhand swing.
    Geralt:“Knights in the stories can do all sorts of great things.”
    “Careful, not too hard….
    Yuu Saidai:”I don’t thik I’m that strong…"
    Geralt:"Just a light swing… easy like this…..
  • Geralt pulls out his blade and demonstated without actually hitting anything
    Yuu Saidai:“You think taht could cut through stone?”
  • Yuu Saidai looks at you doubtfully…
    Geralt:will do some fancy footworkk and swordplay in the process, maybe impress him a bit and trust more
    Yuu Saidai:“The stories always say to swing with all your might.”
    “That’s how Clesh defeated the dragon.”
    Geralt:“Swinging too hard puts you off balance and opens you up to a counterattack.”
    “Sometimes you must swing hard… but with a magic weapon the tool does much of the work for you.”
    “JUst try it.. if it doesn’t work you can hit harder. I just don;t want you to cleave a path from here to the sea.”
  • Yuu Saidai looks in surprise to you… apparently never imagining such an outcome.
    DM:He swings with a more measured cut… though surprisingly the stone seems to barely resist the blade, crumbling apart as it strike, the cavern rocking with minor tremors thatt even Mina and Calim can feel…
    Calim Gorn:“Hm… More tremors…”
    DM:The stones are cut asunder…
    Yuu Saidai:“I can’t believe it!”
    Calim Gorn:“If the sword really is the World Splitter…”
  • Yuu Saidai stares at the blade…
  • Calim Gorn tries to find the source of the tremors again
    Geralt:“I knew you could do it.”
    DM:There’s a passage ahead.
    Yuu Saidai:“Lets get out of here…”
    Geralt:“By the way, my friends are Calim and Mina. Don;t let Mina kiss you though… nor Calim.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Calim Gorn checks for any new openings in the ground or just tries to generally hone in on where the tremors are coming from
    DM:He nods apparentyly more eager to escape the cave and in wonder of his sword than to question the statement you made…
    He runs through the cave making his way to the outside…. and the open sky… by the time you get outside the rain has turned to a drizzle… and the lightning has stopped…
    Geralt:it still dark night?
    DM:Geralt and Yuu arrive somewhere near the base of the mountain… with Calim and Mina higher up…
  • Mina Toress howls again hoping the others might find their way back via sound.
    DM:Yeah it’s still night…
    Yeah you can hear the echo of a wolf howling.
    Actually with Geralt’s accurate hearing he could closely pinpoint where it is heh.
    Geralt:“Wolves are out. Better be careful.”
    DM:Yeah Calim can hear it too.
    Calim Gorn:I was looking for them, lol
  • Yuu Saidai nods.
    Calim Gorn:I have darkvision and it’s not raining anymore
    DM:ONce you’re outside btw Geralt, did you want to try to use some stealth to keep hidden, or you gonna move out in the open adn try to find Calim?
    Geralt:Will find Calim, no reason to suspect the goons will be out in this mess
    DM:Heh okay.
    Yeah it seemed they were going to sleep anyway thinking they’d won.
    Alrightyou make your way back up the mounatin….. finally meeting up with Calim, and hearing the wolf howling in the distance, wolf probably has a sore throat by now
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:she may need someone to soothe it
    Mina Toress:she’s regen soar throat
    DM:Yuu seems on guard as he sees Calim, recognizing him as Rahseldian.
    Yuu Saidai:“Be on your guard, he’s one of the queen’s servants.”
  • Calim Gorn wipes the rain out of his hair and slicks it back, then bows as he sees Yuu and Geralt
    Geralt:“This is Calim. Don;t wiorry he’s not like the other bafoons here.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yuu Saidai, I presume.”
    DM:Even Calim btw, with no magical talent can sense the inherent power from his sword.
    Mina Toress:the queen sends her regards stab
    Calim Gorn:“I am Calim of House Gorn.”
    Geralt:“Yes, this is Yuu. He will be coming with us to Mokoro.”
    DM:While his stance is that of an untrained amateur… you feel as if even a grazing blow by a blade lik that might be the end of you.
    Yuu Saidai:“Gorn… like Clesh Gorn?”
  • Calim Gorn raises an eyebrow at Geralt but doesn’t say anything
  • Calim Gorn nods to Yuu
    Geralt:“The faster we can leave here the better.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, he was the founder of our House.”
    Yuu Saidai:“So you’re to help me fight against the evil queen?”
  • Calim Gorn smirks… “Not quite… But what Geralt says is true, we should make haste away from this place. And find Mina.”
  • Yuu Saidai nods.
    Yuu Saidai:“I want to get out of here too.”
    Geralt:“The wolves are out tonigt it seems. Odd for the weather and awfully close to the village.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes… I wonder if it’s another of Mina’s tricks.”
    DM:Just to let you know the act of harboring this guy in itself could be seen as treason (the queen would definiteyl see it that way)…
    Mina Toress:part of the overboard with the traitor deal was also to cover any suspicions about us potentially helping the boy
    Geralt:“Could be her howling in the sack….”
  • Calim Gorn chuckles
    Mina Toress:since i made such a scene i was hoping it would be less believable we aided the boy
    Calim Gorn:lol… Yeah, I definitely don’t want it found out that we’re helping him
    Mina Toress:yeah i hear ya
    Geralt:yeah well she can kis my ass
    Geralt:that why we being desceet
    DM:So I assume you’re gonna locate Mina? You could home in on the wolf thing, I assume maybe Mina told you she’d use the wolf signal at some point to locate her? heh.
    Geralt:may have to kill soem goons too if they poke their noses into our business
    Mina Toress:he knows vampires can turn into a wolf id assume
    he’s a monster hunter
    Calim Gorn:Yeah gonna find Mina
    Yuu Saidai:(Yeah he’d know some can)
    Geralt:i don;t know if that is common to you or not
    Yuu Saidai:(Though yeah, heh I mean unless you told him, he’d probably just assume it’s a regular wolf)
    Mina Toress:cant go holler GERALT!!!! GERALT!!! CALIM!
    Geralt:vamp lore being different and all
    Yuu Saidai:(Yeah it’s a learned power, so only powerful vampires might have it, it’s not universal)
    Geralt:Yuu, stay low as we get to the village. Don;t want you being spotted."
  • Yuu Saidai nods.
    DM:He does his best to be stealthy.
    Calim Gorn:“Hopefully those drunken idiots are all asleep by now.”
  • Mina Toress sniffs the air for any smells on the wind.
    DM:heh well your smlel actually doesn’t have extended or anything
    So it’s pretty unlikely you’re gonna smell em out.
    Mina Toress:whatever a wolf has, not sure
    just killing time
    Okay… so Geralt just want to head off without Mina or you gonan go looking for her first?
    Calim Gorn:Heh thought we both said we were looking for her
    DM:oh sorry
    Mina Toress:well she told em shes staying to surveil the place
    DM:missed that
    Mina Toress:they know that much
    DM:Okay, Geralt will eventually find her anyway, or she’ll find you heh.
    So we’ll assume you meet up.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Mina Toress:i was just howling for em incase they were lost in the dark
    give em something to follow back
    Calim Gorn:If nothing else I can go back to the village ahead and motion for her to come out with me
    Mina Toress:i know Gs got good ears
    DM:Alright so you meet up with Mina eventually.
    Calim Gorn:“Bad dog, heel.”
    DM:Though you’re rather fatigued, except for Calim… heh.
  • Mina Toress pads out of the darkness, a large wolf with white hair and red eyes.
    Mina Toress:fur*
    DM:Yuu stands guard.
  • Mina Toress resumes her human form.
    Mina Toress:“Nice sword kid.”
    Yuu Saidai:“What are you?”
    Geralt:“Mina, this is Yuu. Yuu this is Mina.”
    Mina Toress:“The wind, not let’s get out of here.”
  • Mina Toress motions.
    Calim Gorn:“She’s an ally, that’s all you need concern yourself with for now.”
  • Mina Toress courtsies. “Pleasure to meet you.”
    Mina Toress:“I think they’re mostly asleep, time to leave.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Geralt:“Did you find out anything?”
    Mina Toress:“I don’t think I’m welcome anymore. I may have caused a scene.”
    Calim Gorn:“We can stay at one of the abandoned cabins down the way and wait for them to leave in the morning.”
  • Geralt rolls hs eyes.
    Mina Toress:“Being asleep for a few decades, my tact is a bit rusty.”
    “Though I don’t think they would suspect me of helping the boy with my outburst.”
    Geralt:“And I thought I was the gruff one.”
  • Mina Toress heads down the trail in the dark. “Come on.”
  • Mina Toress whispers.
    Calim Gorn:“Though actually we may wish to make ourselves known to them again before they leave so they don’t think they need to search us out.”
    “But we can hide Yuu in one of the abandoned houses in the meantime.”
    Mina Toress:“Fuck them, let’s go.”
    Geralt:“That is a good idea Calim. We should rest before continueing on. I’m sure Yuu could stand to start fresh after running for so many days.”
    Mina Toress:“Trust me, that ain’t a good idea.”
    “We may have to fight our way out.”
    “Time to leave.”
    Calim Gorn:“Wonderful… You do love to complicate matters.”
  • Yuu Saidai nods.
    Geralt:“Yuu, can you go on?”
    Mina Toress:“Yeah well, shit happens.”
    Yuu Saidai:“I odn’t know if I could keep going much longer.
    Mina Toress:”I’ll carry him if I have to."
    Yuu Saidai:“A rest wouldn’t be bad if it’s safe.”
    Mina Toress:“Not here, who knows who’s on who’s side.”
    “Den of vipers.”
    Calim Gorn:“I think we’d do better to have them in front of us than behind us. All we have to do is hide him in one of the abandoned houses and then go back and make sure they leave.”
    Mina Toress:“I know Geralt and Calim aren’t going to use you for something nefarious, them I’m not so sure.”
    Geralt:“We can find an old cabin here. No one will know.”
    Calim Gorn:“Tell them what they expect to hear, that we searched all night and couldn’t find him.”
    Mina Toress:“You’re taking uncessary risks in my opinion.”
    Calim Gorn:“Perhaps we should consult your lucky coin again?”
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Geralt:They will go out searching for him with any luck and we head back the other way."
    Mina Toress:“Yeah sure.”
    “This is how we found you kid.”
  • Mina Toress pulls out a coin.
    Mina Toress:“I just flipped this thing a few times, and poof here you are.”
    “Must be a lucky coin.”
    “Heads we hide out, tails we flee.”
  • Mina Toress shakes her head.
    Calim Gorn:“Can’t argue with the lucky coin.”
    Geralt:“Looks like we are resting.”
    Mina Toress:“Here.”
  • Mina Toress hands Yuu the coin.
    Mina Toress:“Take it, it’s my lucky charm.”
    Calim Gorn:“I’ll keep watch so that you can rest.”
    Mina Toress:“Go on, it won’t bite.”
  • Mina Toress holds the coin out.
  • Yuu Saidai looks oddly at the coin.
    Mina Toress:“Don’t loose it.”
    “I must be going crazy.” she grumbles to herself
    “Alright, well find us someplace to hide I guess.”
    DM:It’s easy enough to find a deserted place to sleep… and morning comes all too soon…
    You’re still rather tired from the long night… did you want to try to sleep a bit after sunrise?
    Calim Gorn:I’m thinking Geralt and Mina return to the inn and tell the others that they couldn’t find Yuu, then rest up, meanwhile I’m at the abandoned house watching over him, if they ask about me then tell them I was stubborn and decided to keep looking since I don’t need to rest or eat
    Mina Toress:dont think im going back lol
    they prolly stayed up all night sharpening stakes
    and blessing holy water
    Calim Gorn:lol
    It’s gonna be suspicious if none of us show up though
    Have Geralt go back at least
    Geralt:haha, well they did chase mina off
    Mina Toress:i can stay with the kid while yall go
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that works I guess
    DM:heh okay Geralt gonna go at first light?
    Mina Toress:“They think I’m the queens inquisitor, ferreting out traitors.”
    Geralt:and we were out, they probably care less about us and will head home
    Calim Gorn:And we can make sure that they don’t find him
    Mina Toress:“I accused the lady of being a traitor when she wouldn’t let me check her memories.”
    “I don’t know if theres anything to it, but I figured it was good to keep them guessing.”
    Calim Gorn:“You do realize that viewing a noble or Imbued’s memories is against the law right?”
    (at least I think it is)
    DM:yeah it totally is
    Mina Toress:“Lot’s of shit is illegal.”
    Calim Gorn:“Well it’s illegal for a reason, obviously she’d refuse.”
    Geralt:hiding this guy is illegal
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Mina Toress:“Yeah whatever.”
    “Get on with it.”
    Calim Gorn:But yeah maybe we can just hide out and hope they don’t care about us and leave
  • Geralt heads back
    Geralt:if Calim is going
    Calim Gorn:Maybe they’ll assume we got lost in the mountains and hey they’re Imbued they can take care of themselves
    Flip the magic coin again!
    Geralt:that is what i’m thinking
    DM:heh okay, so Geralt going to enter thier inn and talk to em? Or you want to coin flip?
    Calim Gorn:We’re totally gonna do the rest of the game with that thing
    Geralt:they don’t care about us.. they killed their guy
    Mina Toress:lol
    Geralt:better off if they do report that back
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    Mina Toress:i was more worried the chick is an agent of sadai
    and would steal him away
    Calim Gorn:They probably don’t give a shit about us and just want to claim some glory
    Mina Toress:and we’ll loose our chance to make an alliance
    Calim Gorn:So maybe they’ll just head back and forget about is
    Mina Toress:as they go and turn him into a hater
    tho now he may be more likely to just earth smash her
    Geralt:i don;t think so, she is torres
    Mina Toress:yeah well so am i :-p
    how’s that worked out
    Geralt:but we don;t want her reporting back, or failign to repor back
    Calim Gorn:Well we want her to report back, that they killed him
    Mina Toress:or technically she’s a bastard, who was legitimized
    thats another reason they treat her like shit
    Geralt:yo are a traitor skum though, she isn’t, haha
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:perhaps :-)
    i want to just watch the empire burn like the joker
  • Mina Toress shows off The Returners merit badge.
    Calim Gorn:All right so hide out here and wait for them to leave?
    Calim Gorn:I’m guessing we’ll be able to tell when they head out
    DM:okay so bnobody is gonna aprpoach the group and report back and just gonna hole up and hope they leave?
    They got a big group so I mean it won’t be hard to watch for some of them to leave.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’ll keep watch while the others rest
    Mina Toress:at this point turning the boy into an ally is the best possible outcome imo
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah I agree
    Mina Toress:so she aint doing it to spite anyone
    Geralt:they either leave (and we have to go slow behind them) or they go lookign for us or him and we skip out the other way.
    Mina Toress:she’s trying to carry it out, so that he doesnt get used as a political pawn that causes a shitstorm
    and makes things worse for us
    ie a fanatical empire hating shogun
    better to try and befriend the boy at this point, thats the only play we go
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    Mina Toress:i wouldnt say she’s a straight up traitor, just more she has a different perspective on whats good for the empire
    Calim Gorn:He can hate the queen all he wants but if he doesn’t raise an army and try to conquer Makoro then I’ll be happy
    DM:You sit inside and wait… seeing the soldiers leave… it seems they’re heading back down the mountain.
    Mina Toress:and she’ll do shit, that may not be politically correct if she thinks its in the best interest
  • Calim Gorn watches to make sure he can count them all
    Geralt:i want to marry him off to the shogun-ess
    Calim Gorn:Would be daimyo-ess lol
    DM:Give me a perc check for Calim… heh
    Geralt:then he is happy and she is happy and moroko is happy
    Mina Toress:i think its better we install him in mokoro
    and bring sadai into the empire
    Geralt:yeah, whatever
    Mina Toress:well its two diff things
    what you said is the opposite
    DM:Calim sees the group leave, looks like all of em… Silaas seems especialyl fatigued.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:giving him to our mortal enemy and hoping for the best
    DM:Dragging his ass… probably from Mina draining him… he seems to have left last…
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’m particularly looking for the two Toress
    To make sure their asses are gone
    Geralt:well you know i mean Makoro
    DM:I’ll give Geralt a perc check too to hear some of thier conversaiton cause he’s got great hearing.
    Mina Toress:i wasnt sure actually heh ok
    DM:They are pretty far away but he could potentially hear some of it.
    Geralt:i hear the Torres queef on her way out
    DM:Geralt makes out a conversation betwen Sajara and Silaas.
    Mina Toress:we should prolly hide him out in Yt maybe, and then try to get some kind of treat with the yoshinori
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Yeah I’m not sure what Megumi’s reaction to having him there is gonna be so I was thinking take him to Meerin first
    Silaas:“So it’s on you ifhe gets angry, he is married to the princess you know.”
    Mina Toress:yeah, if we have a meeting, better to bring her to yt
    Sajara Toress:“Fine… I’ll take responsibility for it. I’m Toress too you know. You did use the exact words I told you for the note right?”
    Silaas:“Yes, though I don’t think that’ll be good for our image if Calim complains.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Sounds like I need to go get this note
    Sajara Toress:“He’;s the one associatnig wtih that blood-sucking monster.”
    “I dont’ know what the Queen is thinking putting that monster next to her daughters husband.”
    Mina Toress:hoping for an accidental draining?
    Calim Gorn:(Her daughter is more of a monster, hah!)
    Geralt:“Calim, they left a note. Something about you being an ass for matrrying the queen and how much she wanted you but then you left.”
  • Calim Gorn laughs
    Silaas:“Well hopefully we get a big reward for what we did.”
    Calim Gorn:“Guess I should go recover it, so that there aren’t any questions later.”
    Sajara Toress:“I wouldn’t count on it.”
    Mina Toress:“Curiousity killed the cat.”
    Sajara Toress:“We haven’t seen the last of Yuu Saidai.”
    Mina Toress:“Nor me, cousin.”
    Geralt:“Just messing with you. Witchers have bad humor.”
    “Hmm, they don;t believe he is dead after all.”
    Sajara Toress:“You can’t beat destiny Silaas…. and the Great Dragons forge destiny like a smith shapes a blade.”
    Geralt:“This could be problematic.”
    DM:With that they get out of range and Geralt can’t hear anymore
    Mina Toress:“Might be wise to stay another night.”
    “I got a bad feeling about all this.”
    Calim Gorn:“No, they’ll come back here to look for him first if they think he isn’t dead.”
    Geralt:“Bettr check the note.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Mina Toress:“Yuu, do you know a girl called Sajara?”
  • Mina Toress describes her appearance.
  • Yuu Saidai shakes his head.
    Calim Gorn:I’ll head up and grab the note and then head back, Speed 4 so I figure I can do it pretty quick
    DM:Yeah heh, Calim can be back in under a minute.
    Calim Gorn:Leaping 4 too so I can shortcut through the winding paths
    DM:Calim grabs up the note and reads i.
    Calim Gorn:I got Wall Crawling now too so I can parkour that shit
    Mina Toress:everyone all has the same powers in our group
    we’re redundant as fuck :-p
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Not my fault you’re copying me =P
    Mina Toress:i had wall-crawling first :-p
    Calim Gorn:Whatever man, I made my character first
    Mina Toress:i made mina first, ask G :-p
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Calim Gorn checks the note
    DM:It reads… "I apologize Lord Calim but I will be unable to show you the location where Yuu Saidai was slain. My commander the noble lady Sajara of House Toress has ordered our immediate exit from this area. She also has a missive for your companion which she has ordered me to write word for word, I do not take any responsibility for this message save to scribe it as she has described it. There’s a small other message clearly separate from the rest at the bottom… “Should the bitch return, I shall see she burns in the fires of Sheyl. All that is Toress in her died long ago.”
    Geralt:i’m staying out of this cat fight
    Calim Gorn:rofl
    Mina Toress:“Not the first time I’ve been told that.”
  • Calim Gorn shows the note to the others
    Calim Gorn:“You’ve made a new special friend, Mina.”
    Mina Toress:“I have a knack for it.”
    “The Toress tend to hate me more than strangers as I’ve said.”
    “They don’t call me the Black Rose without a reason.”
    Yuu Saidai:“I hate the Toress too…”
    “One day I’m going to make them pay for what they did to me…”
    Calim Gorn:“Yeah me too. And I married one.”
    Mina Toress:“They’re just jealous I still look young.”
  • Mina Toress says jokingly.
    DM:Yuu obviously has much hatred for the Toress…. probably from his long imprisonment…
    Geralt:“We’re in good company then…”, as he pats Yuu and Calim on the backs.
    “See Yuu, said we wold look out for you.”
    Mina Toress:“None of us can help where or who we were born to kid, remember that.”
    Calim Gorn:“I certainly don’t blame you for wanting revenge against the Toress, but I hope that you can learn to temper your anger for the greater good.”
    Mina Toress:“There is a land called Mokoro, many of your kin live there. The Earth Demons have slain many of them.”
    Yuu Saidai:“One day maybe this place can be free of thier infleunce… and we can install a just and good king.”
    “One that actually believes in honor.”
    Mina Toress:“You should focus on that instead of vengeance.”
    Geralt:“Calim can teach you the fine art of ass kissing. I just prefer to remove their heads if possible.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, the Earth Demons are the greater threat at the moment. They threaten to destroy us all regardless of our honor or justice.”
    “But your sword is uniquely suited for fighting them.”
    Mina Toress:“So it seems.”
    “Many of the lords have been slain as well.”
    Calim Gorn:“Sekai-no-Superitta… According to the research I did, its name translates to ‘World Splitter.’”
    Mina Toress:“They could use your help now more than ever.”
    “But there are other’s who would use you as a weapon I fear.”
    “Have you slay those very kin.”
    Yuu Saidai:“It sliced through a pile of fallen stones like it was easy.”
    Geralt:“The earth demons threaten all i know. You could be a great in my lands.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Mina Toress:“Because of imaginary lines drawn on maps, and so called oaths.”
    Calim Gorn:“The Earth Demons are stone and rock made animate. That sword is practically made for slaying them.”
    Mina Toress:“Or some might think to help release them I fear.”
    Calim Gorn:“But you will need to train yourself hard and learn how to wield it properly.”
    “And in the meantime you will need to stay hidden from House Toress.”
  • Yuu Saidai nods.
    Mina Toress:“And people in Sadai that would use you as a puppet on strings.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes… You must become strong in other ways as well, so that you can stand up to them and be your own man.”
    Mina Toress:“You’ll have to make your own choices.”
    Yuu Saidai:“I want to become a great warrior who slays dragons…”
    Calim Gorn:“Your people would likely follow you on a quest to wreak vengeance upon House Toress, but such a battle waged while the Earth Demons threaten us would mean we all die, just and unjust alike.”
  • Calim Gorn grins, “Then you’re in luck. Some of the mightiest of the Earth Demons are dragons.”
    Calim Gorn:“Train yourself to wield that sword and to become a true warrior of justice and honor, and I’m certain you will slay them.”
    Yuu Saidai:“There are others who would follow me to destroy the Toress?”
    Mina Toress:“We should give him a drop of my blood.”
    “If nothing else, it will give us a line of communication, no matter what happens.”
    “Those who have imbibed such, I can speak to, over vast distances.”
    “Though I won’t force the boy.”
    Calim Gorn:“Interesting…”
    Mina Toress:“Do you trust us, kid?”
    “In ancient times, some warriors would cut themselves and then mingle their blood, forging a bond between them.”
    Yuu Saidai:“Well I don’t know…. when I get home, then I’ll know you’re on my side.”
    Mina Toress:“It’s similar.”
    Yuu Saidai:“But at least you didn’t try to kil me yet.”
    Mina Toress:“All you have to do is just drink.”
    “Then I can talk to you, if we get seperated.”
    Yuu Saidai:“Drink blood? I haven’t heard anything like that in the tales of knights…”
  • Mina Toress nods.
    Mina Toress:“It’s blood magic.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:thats what she calls her powers, she aint lying
    Calim Gorn:Kill the blood mage! She’ll summon demons and kill us all!
    Mina Toress:haha yea
    Yuu Saidai:“It sounds something like House Illuvian….”
  • Mina Toress curls a lip.
    Mina Toress:“Those bastards.”
    “I hate those guys the way you hate the Toress.”
    Calim Gorn:“A slightly different take on a more or less standard magic… My sister showed me something like it once.”
    Yuu Saidai:“Some suspected them of being able to manipulate blood.”
    Mina Toress:“They killed my father, or so people say.”
    “Put a curse on my family.”
    Yuu Saidai:“I can’t remember my father or mother.”
  • Mina Toress bites her thumb, letting blood well up on the tip.
    Mina Toress:“It’s your choice.”
    Yuu Saidai:“I think I’ll wait until I know you better…”
  • Yuu Saidai seems obviously nervous about that.
  • Mina Toress shrugs. “Suit yourself.”
    Mina Toress:“You probably won’t like what you hear.”
    Yuu Saidai:“What am I going to hear?”
    Calim Gorn:“He’s got a lot of challenges ahead of him. One at a time.”
    Mina Toress:“I don’t want to talk about it.” she says sulking a bit
    “You wouldn’t understand anyway.”
    DM:Geralt’s witchers medallion starts to vibrate.
    Calim Gorn:Oh goody
  • Mina Toress looks over to him.
    Mina Toress:“Trouble?”
    Geralt:Does the sword not set t off?
    DM:Nah, it was more the mystical place that set it off before you think.
    DM:It doesn’t go off near magical items I wouldn’t think that’d be a kinda pain in the ass.
    Geralt:“Hmm, somethign nearby….”
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah, Calim’s sword is enchanted
    So it’d be going off all the time
    DM:When the sword uses one of its major powers it might set it off as a release ofmagical but by defautl I didn’t think it’d detect random magical items.
    Mina Toress:amulet of identify
    items would be annoying
    DM:Yeah heh, I mean they wouldn’t build the thing so it’d be going off all the time it’d be useless lol.
    Geralt:it is supposed to be places or creatures
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, it doesn’t alarm when wyverns are near does it?”
    DM:Yeah. heh.
    Wyverns would set it off.
  • Calim Gorn glances outside while trying to remain hidden
    Geralt:active magic effcts
    “Yes, it could be Wyverns
    “Yes, it could be Wyverns.”
    Calim Gorn:“There were quite a few of them flying around last night, I had to hide from them for a bit.”
    “We can’t let the villagers see Yuu here with us. Any returning would ask around and be able to locate him.”
    DM:Calim stares outside.. and sees an odd sight… four humanoids, dressed in armor… two of thems tand on a rooftop of one of the houses looking in your direction, the other two flank to the sides of the house you’re in…
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Mina Toress:“Better to wait for cover of night in that case.”
    Calim Gorn:“Shit… We’ve got company.”
    Mina Toress:“Or not.”
    Calim Gorn:“Humanoid shapes, dressed in armor. Four of them.”
    “They’re moving to flank us.”
    Mina Toress:“Well so much for stealth.”
    Geralt:“Well shit. I guess the spotted you gettig the note.”
    Calim Gorn:“Could be.”
    (Can I tell who or what they are? Any identifying marks?)
    DM:Their armor seems strange, not any Rahseldian standard, in fact it looks almost like what Ronen reporduction of Rahseldian armor would look like…
    Mina Toress:more black op spam
    Calim Gorn:“Tch… Mercs from Ronen.”
    DM:Designed to blend in… but with some sublte differences, though they are armed with blades… not magitech…
    Geralt:is there a chiney to this cabniin?
    DM:They don’t have any company insignias on them. and their nationalities seem a mix of Dracan’s and Venn.
    Yeah, there’s a chimney, pretty small one but it’s got a little hearth.
    Geralt:on the side of the house?
    or central?
    DM:Their leader calls out, a Dracan witth blond hair and red eyes.
    It’s a central chimney.
    Geralt:well piss
  • Geralt readiesa blade…. pouring penetration oil on it
    Mysterious Man:“Calim Gorn, Geralt of Hydra, and Mina…. why don’t you step out, we have a proposition for you.”
  • Calim Gorn draws his pistol
    Mina Toress:“Fuck this.”
    Calim Gorn:(to Yuu) “I thought you were supposed to have good luck.”
    DM:Also give me a perception for Mina. and a monster lore for Geralt if he’s gonna check em out.
    Geralt:“Well Yuu, time to see a real fight, not going to be pretty like in your stories.”
    Yuu Saidai:“Well I was imprisoned for most of my life…”
    DM:There’s something unnatural about these guys Mina can sense… they’re not regular humans… and Calim doesn’t recognize any of them as Imbued…
    Geralt:they are probably vamps
    Calim Gorn:Well that makes this easier at least
    Geralt:like mina
    DM:Geralt can even spot there’s something odd in how they move… something unnattural… everything about them advises caution.
    Geralt:red eyes
    Mina Toress:“They don’t seem exactly normal. Something’s off about ’em.”
    “Might be House Iluvian goons or something if I was forced to wager on it.”
    DM:Only the leader had red eys, the others seem more normal.
    Geralt:“Yes, dangerous. Be on your guard.”
    Yuu Saidai:“Illuvian?”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm…”
  • Mina Toress shrugs. “Just guessing.”
  • Yuu Saidai readies his weapon nervously.
    Mina Toress:“Who else would know we’re here.”
  • Geralt takes a Swallow potion
    Mina Toress:“And give off some weird vibes.”
    DM:As if in reaction, the ground shaeks slightly… perhaps reflecting the somewhat shaking blade.
    Geralt:Yuu, don;t get involved unless you have to defend yourself."
  • Yuu Saidai nods.
    Mina Toress:“Go on.” she shouts
    Geralt:“You aren’t trained yet and don;t want you getting hurt.”
    Mina Toress:“I guess I’ll take one for the team and see what they want. If things go south, just get the boy out of here.”
    “Better than them burning us out.”
    Mysterious Man:“We know you have Yuu Saidai in there… quite poor display for rthe Queen’s vassals I must say.”
    Geralt:“Whatever you do don;t strike down and hit the ground on a miss. Swing to the side or thrust.”
  • Yuu Saidai nods to Geralt
  • Mina Toress turns into mist and rises out of the chimney as she reforms on top of the roof.
    Mina Toress:“I’m afraid you have me at a disadvantage stranger.”
  • Calim Gorn takes up a sniper’s position on the second floor, if there is one
    Mysterious Man:"So the vampiress shows herself… "
    DM:heh nah it’s a pretty shittty place, it’s just one story.
    Calim Gorn:lol okay
    Mina Toress:“Who are you, some kind of fang banger?”
    DM:This is one of the structures the peasants abandoned cause it kinda sucked.. the roof leaks too
    Calim Gorn:I’ll take cover beneath a window then, where I can get a clear shot at the leader
  • Mysterious Man smirks.
    Mysterious Man:“I must say you’ll be a bit more difficult to deal with. I was hoping Calim would come out, he’s the most reasonable of the group.”
    Mina Toress:“I’ll send him right out.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Geralt staying inside I assume for now?
    Mina Toress:“What do you want?”
    Mysterious Man:“Besides being good citizens observing treason in progress you mean?”
    Geralt:“yes, coachign Yuu.”
    Mina Toress:“Ah yes that must be it.”
    Geralt:yes, coachign Yuu
    Mina Toress:“That can’t be your deal.”
    Geralt:till something triggers outside
    Mina Toress:“Or was it a proposition?”
    Mysterious Man:“Oh no…. nothing like that… In fact, we don’t really care about your treason, so long as ou’re willing to work with us.”
    Mina Toress:“Work with you, at fucking what?”
    “I don’t like fang bangers.”
    Mysterious Man:“Well technically it’s just Yuu we’re after, we needhis help with something.”
    Mina Toress:“Oh yeah?”
    “I don’t think he’s interested.”
    Mysterious Man:“Pity I’d hate to see him returned to his cell… and what about Laventa… who is going to protect her then?”
    Mina Toress:“Maybe you can state your case and convince him.”
    Calim Gorn:(Wonder if these guys are from Daelan… Or maybe they’re Fallen)
  • Calim Gorn scowls
    DM:He seems to make the remark about Laventa louder apparently as if talking to Calim.
    Calim Gorn:(Okay they’re definitely Illuvian, lol)
    Mysterious Man:“We got a nice little tip from a certain someone, cost us a lot of favors, but I suppose it’s worth it for such a juicy detail.”
    Mina Toress:""Oh yeah, wonder who that could be."
    Calim Gorn:Taking Aim action on the leader
    Mysterious Man:“If we happen to not report back, well… poor Laventa I shudder what our superiors may do to her.”
    Mina Toress:“So are you going to fire first, or us?”
  • Mysterious Man laughs.
    Mysterious Man:“We don’t want you dead, we just want you to help us out with something.”
    Mina Toress:“I think I may already be considered dead, but I get the gist of your statement.”
    “Then say it.”
    “The boy can make his own decisions.”
    “I hear he has a rather nasty sword though.”
    “You might not like what he says back.”
    Mysterious Man:“Indeed, which is the reason we’ve come…”
    “We’re more than happy to see him returned to his homeland of Saidai Taiyou, we wouldn’t thik of opposing the will of the Great Dragons, but of course that doesn’t mean he coudlnt’ take a slight detour first.”
    Mina Toress:“Hey Yuu.”
  • Mina Toress shouts down the chimney.
    Mina Toress:“Flip that coin for me. Heads we kill these guys, tails we listen.”
  • Mina Toress draws her sword.
    Yuu Saidai:(to Geralt) “Is she serious?”
    Calim Gorn:“Yeah, she is.”
  • Calim Gorn keeps a tight bead on the leader from his position, ready to fire
    Mina Toress:“Worked pretty well so far.” she says with a nervous laugh
    Geralt:“Neither way means we hand you over though.”
  • Yuu Saidai reaches to pull the coin nervously…
    Mysterious Man:“And don’t think you’re totally safe Mina… While it’s true most of your people don’t like you, there are a few… like what about Sylara. Be a pity if something happened to her.”
    Mina Toress:“Bad things happen everyday.”
    Mysterious Man:“And of course…. there’s plenty of people over at the Hydra clan…. or maybe Viniira.. I know Geralt is rather close to her. Look you guys can fight us if you want, but you’ll still lose in the long run, even if you win.”
    Mina Toress:“I’ve seen plenty of bad days, probably going to see plenty of more to come.”
  • Yuu Saidai looks to Geralt for confirmation on flipping the coin hodling it nervously…
    Mysterious Man:“But like I said, none of that nasty stuff has to happen…”
    “We’re businessmen after all, just looking to make a profit.”
    Geralt:“flip it.”
  • Yuu Saidai he releases the coin…..
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:And the coin shows heads.
  • Calim Gorn opens fire as soon as he calls out heads
    DM:hehe okay we’ll stop here then.
  • Geralt rushes out the door
    Mina Toress:yeah sleeping as fuck
    DM:And next time we can do this battle.
    Mina Toress:“We got 1 gold piece for you, that’s it.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Fucking Illuvian bastards, how’d they find out about me and Laventa…
Session Log 24

btw Herlock ended up quitting the game so it’ll just be you three from now on.
Calim Gorn:Heh, typical
DM:yeah lol.
Calim Gorn:Works out for me, I’ve got a token wife who lets me sleep around and doesn’t pry into my affairs, lol
DM:yeah for story purposes basically it’ll work well because Sef told on what Alyssa was involved in
so we’ll basically conisder that the queen is keeping a close eye on her, and she won’t be adventuring with you anymore
Calim Gorn:lol
What that she was trying to establish ties to the Farmer’s Guild?
DM:Nah, that they basically sent her into the same location they dropped the fire orb into.
Calim Gorn:Ah, heh
DM:The thing Sef wasn’t supposed to tell anyone on penalty of treason, but did anyway.
Calim Gorn:lol, yeah
Just don’t have them execute him or he’ll be back to making a new character again =P
DM:lol. yeah I’m pretty sure if they execute him, I’ll just start a new campaign insttead of doing that waiting peroid.
That waiting period is torture.
On a side note, if I ever run Savage Worlds I think I know what I wanna do with it.
Think I’m gonna try an X-COM themed campaign.
Calim Gorn:Heh
DM:Though probably a little more centralized in the sense that you guys are gonna have to do the research and such yourselves as opposed to just being solidrs and having scientists research in the background.
So a little more cinematic in that regard, where you’ve got soldier/scientists and such.
But I think Savage would do well with that setting anyway.
Calim Gorn:Yeah it should
I’ve got my build for Star Wars all figured out, now I only need anothewr 765 XP
DM:lol seriously?
you got it mapped out for the next 700+ XP?
Calim Gorn:Not in the sense of like, take this here and this there, but I threw in everything I wanted in the character editor and that’s how many additional XP it told me I needed
DM:heh, I dont’ even know where the next 10 of my XP is going :P
Calim Gorn:lol
After next session I’ll have enough to up Lightsaber to 3 yellow
And after that I’m gonna take the Enhance thing that ups Brawn by 1
DM:I mean I like the SW ruels in that I don’t really gotta worry too mcuh about that stuff, 3E/PF is really the only game I ever did full builds for any of my characters.
Since you basically had to in that system.
Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
I like being able to just toss the points where I feel like
DM:Yeah, I mean it’s pretty solid for a point based XP system.
Doens’t let you get totally unbalanced like GURPS does. I mean a lot of it comes from the dice mechanic too
since having say 6 weapon skill doesn’t make you unstoppable really.
Speaking of point based systems I read over Shadowrun 5E so I wanted to maybe give that a shot at some point psosibly.
Calim Gorn:Oh lord
Yeah I thought you’d be overjoyed at the thought :P
Hopefully this time with a bit more direction than last game. I sorta didn’t give you guys enough directiion in last game heh.
Still remember the original clusterfuck in that game we tried lol.
Calim Gorn:Yeah I still don’t know how we were supposed to accomplish that mission =P
DM:lol well my friend IRL said he thought he could do the mission solo :P
Calim Gorn:The Shadowrun game we tried a while back
Sefiros:cant be worse than the session of Big Eyes Small Mouth T ran where the airship crashed and we drowned like in the first session
Nah this was actually worse probably.
Calim Gorn:Haha
Sefiros:that was the original version of Aylanae too i think wasnt it?
DM:The shadowrun game basically ended upwtih like… us quitting the game midbattle cause they were so fucked.
Sefiros:what happened?
DM:They cut the power at the power generator downstairs, and then sent a guy into the vents. The vent guy botched a stealth roll, and the mercs heard him, so they started autofiring into the vents.
meanwhile somehow the PCs were shocked that the mercs sent a groupo to investigate the power outage… so the mercs caught em by surprised in the generator room
Sefiros:i mean at least getting pwnt or tpk’ed in battle is not embarassing as just botching vehicle and swim checks and dying in humiliation
DM:and basically started fucking em up.
Sefiros:it was like the anime version of rocks fall
Calim Gorn:lol
DM:Bascally their group had no plan at all really lol. :P
And this was after I gave em three whole sessions to plan the mission.
Calim Gorn:Yeah I mean I don’t see how we were supposed to get past all that shit though, lol
DM:Finally they just decided to go with basicalyl no plan. lol.
Calim Gorn:There were guards like everywhere
DM:There were 6 mercs and you had 6 people lol
Calim Gorn:And the systems were too fortified to hack into or something
Geralt:yeah, i would be up for either of those, the Shadowrun 5e (always wanted to try it out) or the Savage deal, pretty much anything in savage I’m game for
Sefiros:well thats like 9/10ths of your D&D quests
“How the fuck are we suppose to get past all this shit…”
Calim Gorn:lol yeah
Sefiros:the sewer for example
that was just pure fuckin luck
DM:heh yeah the sewer was very difficult.
Sefiros:when i went back and checked my map vs yours, it was totally wrong
i got lucky that i ended up in the right spot
DM:The Shadowrun actually I don’t think was all that tough.
Sefiros:since my blind map i was doing on graph paper was totally wrong
DM:Like I made it to be a moderately difficult introductory mission.
Sefiros:i dunno how i even messed it up, since i think i was just like taking all rights or lefts
DM:Like I said one of my IRL friends who played a bit of shadowrun said he thouught he could do it solo.
HIs comment was like “Just 6 mercs? I’d do that solo”
Calim Gorn:lol
Geralt:not that i hate this or anyhting but i would be willing to switch to either of those, M&M is fine and I like my character but i’m just not “feelin’ it” if you get what i mean
Sefiros:so whats G talking about
yall starting a new camp
he always mentions killing the campaign and playing savage worlds at every conversation :-p
Calim Gorn:No T was just commenting on systems he’d like to try at some point
DM:Nah we’re not starting a new camp. I was just mentioning stuff for the future.
Geralt:and talk ing about people quiting
Sefiros:ah ok wasnt sure if yall had a new game
DM:Also herlock quit this game heh.
Calim Gorn:Not yet
Though Herlock did quit lol
Sefiros:he’s been quit since the beginning
DM:Though I still wanted to continue this game, unless you guys really wanted to switch heh.
Sefiros:i didnt even consider him a pc to be honest lol
DM:Since I got more stuff fo rthis campaign.
Sefiros:nah i like it
Calim Gorn:I’d rather continue this for now
Sefiros:every time we get to when the story actually starts, is when it gets cancelled
Geralt:nah, just throwing it out there that you don; have to worry about hurting my feelings if you decide to change
Calim Gorn:After finally figuring out that shit with Adron I feel like we actually accomplished something
DM:Yeah heh.
Sefiros:all previous iterations were more about the intro lol
we never really got to play the main story till now
Geralt:sometimesa GM will stick with something for fear the others want him to keep it going
Calim Gorn:Well in this case I do want him to keep it going lol
Sefiros:i told herlock, he was basically just still doing the intro, that we hadnt really even gotten to the game proper really before
in regards to training etc
Calim Gorn:Herlock is just a fucking flake
He’s like this in every game
Sefiros:but whatever, i didntexpect him to stick around anyway
Calim Gorn:He starts off interested and then his attention span nose dives faster than a rock tied to a lead weight
DM:Yeah heh, well it works storywise almost perfectly anyway with Alyssa exiting after what Sef told the queen
Geralt:though i get the feelign that Herlock will be out no matter what we do
Sefiros:nah i mean like i said, i didnt really consider him a pc anymore anyways for a long time
DM:Yeah heh.
Sefiros:he always plays video games even when he is here heh
Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
DM:I’m not planning on geting herlock back in regardless.
Sefiros:thats just him
it dont matter what campaign or system
DM:Yeah lol.
Sefiros:he makes characters up faster than the doctor regenerates
DM:Herlock has gaming ADD.
he cant seem to stick with any char long at all, even in same camp
Geralt:hehe, the opposite of Sef huh? :)
Sefiros:like his wiz in our PF game, i thought was gonna last
then he like went bonkers over the satyrs out of the blue
and i knew, nope still same herlock lol
Calim Gorn:Yup
DM:heh, yeah he can only go so far before snapping. :P
Sefiros:yeah i made so many versions of mina up because i never got to really play the damn char
DM:Kinda like this one PC I had IRL that always played paladins but eventualyl he’d get sick of being the lawful good guy and like totally turn evil
Sefiros:G kept making new campaigns :-p
DM:heh. yeah that is true. I mean you didn’t play her too long in RA>
and the GURPS game you didn’t even really finish a mission with her.
Calim Gorn:All right well let’s get this show on the road then
Sefiros:as for hachi, he was just an idea i wanted to try out, i wasnt sure if i wanted to play him or not when i even made him, he was an old M&M char idea i had, it was either him or Sef
Geralt:haha, well several were just demos
Sefiros:but sef is a templar now, and i didnt really wanna play a templar
so i made mina instead
just wanted to try hachi before i made mina or sef
or that was my plan originally
plus mina wasnt imbued, so hard to do at the begining
yeah before we start tho
any players we got to fill a slot?
i dont know who all plays in your other games
Calim Gorn:Not really heh
Geralt:only one i know is cedric
Calim Gorn:I don’t think Cedric would do well with this game, he’s about all there is
Sefiros:yeah as for alyssa splitting and me telling the queen, i actually expected that her reaction was a conventient way to get rid of herlock’s character story wise, so i figured you did that on purpose
Geralt:or Ty, though don;t know his style well beond Star Wars
Calim Gorn:Could see if he’s interested at least
Sefiros:at this rate, i’ll be queen, all the toress are being knocked off
Geralt:knocked off or knocked up?
Sefiros:i think they got plenty of moon tea, or whatever T’s abortion method is
they strangely dont seem to get knocked up any ive seen
DM:hehe yeah, they can prevent abortions.
They got alchemical stuff.
Sefiros:mina is result of such a fling tho
she was a bastard
that was legitimized later
i havent decided on who her father is technically
Calim Gorn:If you live long enough that you’re the only heir in that line of the family you’re legitimate whether they like it or not lol
Sefiros:i’ll try to write up some more backstory stuff later
DM:Yeah not all the Toress are quite so calculating about everything.
Sefiros:after i consult with T
DM:Well I mean once you get past the immediate family and deep in the lines of succession quite often legitimacy is about who can really the biggest army
Sefiros:some lord i know
Sefiros:she’s highborn, just out of wedlock
she isnt from the queens direct line i dont think
like cheisas grandmother and my mother were siblings or some such generally speaking
not sure who is ahead between me and ellenya succession wise
since we both come from sibling lines
DM:Well Linea and Sylara are after the main lineage, then Alarya and Ellenya.
Then someone else, though at that point probably anyone with even a vague claim could probably try to usurp.
Sefiros:well i was mostly refering to the generational deal
Calim Gorn:Ellenya is happy to just not be in the immediate line of succession, otherwise they’d be clamoring to marry her off
DM:So I mean you’d be like… deep in succession at this point.
Sefiros:she wouldnt accept it even if they offered
theyd have to nail her to the throne
Calim Gorn:You’re like the designated survivor, if all the rest of the family gets nuked then you get tapped
Sefiros:she’d adbicate either way
DM:Stake you to it.
Sefiros:so no worry
haha yeah
DM:Then you aint’ going anywhere
Can use magic to move your mouth :P
Sefiros:i think technically she was a princess in the past tho
DM:Yeah though likely you’d have assumed a new identity as far as the empire is concerned so people don’t know you’rea vampire or suspect the weird shit.
Since you were asleep most of your life as a vampire.
Sefiros:nah i just meant when she was young, she was technically a princess title wise
i dont know what generation
DM:So I’m assuming most people don’t know the secret besides immediate family, and House Illuvian.. cause they know shit.
Sefiros:go back far enough at some pt
id have to dig up our old conversations
Calim Gorn:Yeah they know all our secret dirt
Calim Gorn:They’re probably trying to figure out how to blackmail me and Laventa right now
Sefiros:nah actually i only included that bit, so she can technically be the “Vampire Princess”
DM:heh… well yeah if they can potetnially put you in a position of power…
Sefiros:was just a story nod to G’s game
where Zura, the vamp queen was her mother
it was just backstory justification for the title
Calim Gorn:Well I’m like 4th in the succession for House Gorn, so… Only gotta kill like 3 other people
DM:Well it’s probably your wife they’re more concerned about. Who knows maybe Alyssa will get brainwashed.
Calim Gorn:Or just wait until I outlive them
Sefiros:i was going more for the Oberon is a prince, than wanting to actually become ruler
Calim Gorn:Meh they can do whatever they want with Alyssa, I don’t care about her =P
Sefiros:yeah could say she has the cipher benefit or whatever
where its hard to find info on a person
i didnt spend a pt on it tho
DM:heh.. yeah maybe you can take that at some point if you wanted to be deliberately concealed.
Calim Gorn:Anyway I’m ready to start when you guys are
DM:Anyway.. yeah. lets get started.
Sefiros:yeah i’ll hammer out details later
you know the general pts well enough
she’s like 80+ years old at minimum, was technically a princess in her youth, etc
i dont know how long or when she went into torpor, but she did spend some time in slumber for quite a while
DM:All the buzz going around Aylanae is about the big offensive coming up, of course it’s something they’re putting you on the sidelines for, as you’re not yet fully trained enough to handle it, so you’re being kept in reserve on whatevrt the Templar happen to be sending you on..
Geralt:in other words we’re the errand bitches
Calim Gorn:Heh, Geralt was taking Laaza back to talk to the Earth Demons again, hopefully that went off without a hitch
Sefiros:“Well it’s probably your wife they’re more concerned about. Who knows maybe Alyssa will get brainwashed.”
Calim Gorn:Would go to check up on him once we get done in Aylanae
Sefiros:who are you refering to by “They”?
Calim Gorn:House Illuvian
Sefiros:ah ok i see
it was them you meant about them knowing “our dirt”
DM:Yeah, they’re the heart of every good conspiracy theory. :P
Calim Gorn:Yeah
Sefiros:yeah well i included them as well
DM:You could always go see Calim’s relative Darien Gorn, he’s Aylanae’s resident tin-foil hat.
Sefiros:one rumor was theyre the source for her vampirism, some kind of curse on her father
anyways havent hammered out details, but its a rumor if nothin else
thats why i put in that “Blood Curse” complication
alright sorry, im rambling
btw, does Sachi still play in G’s game?
Calim Gorn:Yeah she’s in the Star Wars game
Sefiros:ok i wasnt sure if she was still around or not
DM:Anyway… the big news that you’ve possibly gathered to see (if you wanted to) was the supposed emergence of a new soldier to battle… the member of Dragon band known as Sefiros, sebnt to mindDeath is finally being revealed by the templar… apparently cutting his training shiort to bring another soldier to the field.
Sefiros:their next reveal is a green haired woman with a slavecrown and shiadar
Calim Gorn:Is this while Geralt is away or after he’s finished up his bit?
DM:Oh wait.. lemme do Geralt’s bit…
I tiotally forgot about that yeah lets start with him.
Calim Gorn:lol
Sefiros:what are you talkin about with sef anyways
Calim Gorn:I mean I’m fine if you want to just say he accomplished it successfully =P
Geralt:haha, thans a lot.. so memorable
DM:OKay… Geralt arrives in Ronen making his way to the forest with Laaza.. (I asume you want to contact em in the same place)
Sefiros:they have some public ceremony on new templars?
DM:(Heh just got a lot of stuff I got to remember in this campaign :P )
assume that the known location of contact
DM:And yeah ther was gonna be a ceremony, but you’ll have to wait until after G’s ceremony for the unveiling of new Sef.
Okay.. you meet back in the original place, trying to be discreet as possible (I assume). Going at nightfall while Laaza performs the rituals…
Mina Toress:they chopped his hand off as part of fraternity prank
I’ll def go with them, since she’s never seen an earth demon in person before
unless theyre doing it without telling me
DM:The ritual takes something out of him… though as he finishes pounding his staff into the ground in about 10 minutes you see a stone humanoid creature rise out of the ground with ruby-eyes.
Calim Gorn:This was while we were at Aylanae
Mina Toress:unless its just G doing this
Calim Gorn:With the Hydra
Mina Toress:i wasnt sure
ah ok
DM:Yeah you guys were at Aylanae, only G for this meeting
Mina Toress:roger
DM:Laaza gives what you guess is a greeting.
Speaking in the earth demon tongue known as Vorr, or att least some dialect of it.. as he’s told you the demons here have a different tongue.
Or a different dialect rather that he some trouble understanding
Geralt:for some reason i picture these earth demons like those in Dragon Age
DM:heh I never played Dragon Age beyond the intro.
So not sure what those look like.
Earth Demons in general are some cross between earth elementals and stone golems D&D speaking at least in general
of course they come in diff types.
Some are purely metallic too. but they don’t actualyl have blood, just like sand, dirt and stone inside.
Laaza:“He seems to know of the destruction of their enemy.”
“I believe he’s surprised you would help him, being a creature of the air.”
Geralt:“Great, so is averything good now?”
DM:Laaza speaks a few more lines with the earth demon.
Calim Gorn:(Remember they need to avoid the giant ball of fire)
Geralt:“Perhaps now they know we can seek common ground and don;t hav eto be enemies.”
no pun intended
Laaza:“The Earth spirits of this land say they have become calmed. The humans here have nothing to fear.”
DM:The earth demons peaks again with its cold almost emotionless tongue (hard to read a literal face of stone)… and Laaza speaks back, apparnetly surprised by something he said, and asking questions… and th two have an exchange in the Vorr language.
Geralt:“Tell them that there is a danger in that area and not to go there.”
Laaza:"He seems to be giving a warning, though not from his people… he says there isn’t much time left for us, and to seek him out when the… *speaks a word in Vorr
… comes."
Geralt:“the what?”
Laaza:“I’m not familiar with the word… but from what I gather from it, it’s a thing that will bring great destruction.”
Geralt:“I think we may know of the same danger.”
DM:He speaks a bit more to the earth demon.
Laaza:“He’s seen the thing that remains in the Earth, or at least the earth spirits are familiar with it. He says it’s the first part of what is to come.”
Geralt:this is earth demon with the fre orb…
DM:hehe yeah.
Calim Gorn:(Interesting, so they know what the sphere is)
Geralt:apparently so
Laaza:“He says that the time has come to renew the pacts of old.”
Geralt:and apparently more to come
“What pacts are those?
DM:Laaza speaks to the earth demon again.
Geralt:unless Geralt knows he means the old pacts with the clans and the earth spirits
then wouldn’t ask that
DM:Yeah give mee a druidic check
See if you know what he’s talking about.
You do know legends (or rather blasphemies) spread primiarly by the people of Tinigath, about deals with the earth demons that were supposedly brokered in the past between the clans of Yt (before itw as known by that name) where they took shelter from the Earth Spirits beneath the earth to avoid some great danger.
It is where much of the worship of the earth demons in Tinigath’s lore comes from, the idea that the Earth Demons offer salvation from above (commonly used as a recruit agains the empire)
Such a thing is considered blasphemous among the empire. And most of the druids of Yt say such a thing may be a legend that never occured… Saveron and his Sun clan specifically denounce the earth spirits as demons similar to the empire itself.
The empire’s philosophy that is.
Some druids have established a middle ground where they say that the Earth Demons are insane Earth Spirits.
That the spirits of the Earth aren’t all evil, but some were corrupted by something.
Geralt:(Yeah, everyone has an agenda, why they gotta go around hating all the time? Just cause they look different. Eath Spirit lives matter!)
really even calling them earth spirits instead of earth demons usualyl draws some degree of suspicion among the hardcore in the empire.
Calim Gorn:(There’s probably like a Earth version of Aylanae somewhere down there and they’re all like “Not all the Air Spirits are bad, some are just insane”)
Geralt:ok, so they running off afte this warning?
DM:Nah he’s stiull there for now.
So you could ask him sometthing else perhaps.
Geralt:“Will we find you here when that time comes, and how will we know?”
DM:Laaza converses a bit with him.
Laaza:“He says his people will answer the old summons if they can. He says you will know.”
Calim Gorn:lol, nice and cryptic
Laaza:“He says to you not to trust the false ones. The air that is not air.”
Geralt:“The air that is not air? What is that?”
Laaza:“It is the best he could explain it with my limited understanding of his language.”
“But whtever the false ones are, it seems to be the root of the destruction…”
Calim Gorn:(Don’t trust the warrior!)
Mina Toress:should be “dont trust the drunk”
DM:He talks a bit more to the earth demon…
Laaza:“He says that once there were more… now you are all that’s left. THe doing of the false ones.”
Geralt:“I’m the last?”
Laaza:“Hmm I believe he’s referring to your kind.”
“Likely the fact that you have blood of air.”
“Ancient tales tell of air spirits… but they all disappeared. I beleive that is what he is speaking of.”
Calim Gorn:(Sure would be nice to have access to that library in the archmage tower)
Laaza:“Anything else you’d liek to ask?”
“Or shall I send himon his way to convey the message?”
Geralt:That is all I believe."
DM:Laaza speaks again to the earth demon/spirit and it then begins to sink into the earth and disappears.
Laaza:“It would seem your empire’s war with the Earth spirits is misplaced.”
Mina Toress:he might mean the imbued
we’re air
but not the original air, ie previous civilization
false air = use, true air = the elves of lore
us not use*
Geralt:“Yes, as are many wars.”
Laaza:“We must advise our clan to do all we can to renew the old pacts.”
DM:What he’s proposing is treasonous…
Geralt:“The Empire will not take that lightly.”
DM:Very possibly that sort of thing would put you on Tinigath’s side, against the empire…
Geralt:((The Sith Inquisitorious will come after us.))
Laaza:“Didn’t you hear what the earth spirit said…There wont’ be an empire soon.”
Geralt:“I will disciss this with Meerin.”
Laaza:“Our only hope is to deal with the earth spirits.”
Geralt:“For now I am an agent of the Empire, though my loyalty will always be to the clans. Your words are safe with me, but guard them around the others.”
Laaza:“Very soon you will have to choose, I hope for the sake of the Hydra that you do not choose poorly”
Mina Toress:magical globalist scum! :-p
Laaza:“But I cannot remain silent… I must tell the others of my people what I’ve learned Geralt.”
“I will work to save their lives.”
DM:What is preaching will likely be someting that’ll stir up quite a bit of trouble… both internally in Hydra and elsewhere with the empire… it could be construed as treason and get his whole village wiped out especially in these paranoid times.
Geralt:“If you do that you will bring the wrath of the EMpire upon yourself and all of us.”
Laaza:“So be it… a token will be needed most likely to show the earth spirits that we are loyal and worthy of their protection.”
“Empires fall Geralt, the spirits are eternal.”
Geralt:“You will remain as you are until the time is right, if you endanger our people with your praching I’ll kill you myself. You hear me?”
Laaza:“I am an old man, do you think I fear death? if you would strike me down with your blade, then do it now and be done with it.”
“You would be nothing more than a traitor to your clan.”
Mina Toress:ah finally G at last gets a taste of classic Aylanae “divided loyalties” complication
DM:The old man is pretty adamant about this.. you can tell whatever the earth spirit/demon told him… it’s convinced him (he always leaned towards the earth spirits and heretical ways)…
But now he seems utterly convinced that there is one path.. siding with the earth demons, in order to save Clan Hydra from the doom that is to come…
Geralt:You may not fear death but you would be wise to fear me. I can do much more than give you the peace of death if you anger me. Enouigh now. You’ve ruined my mood. I should just leave you here but I promised Meerin I would bring you back."

  • Laaza shakes his head angrily.
    DM:You gonna return him to his home? You’re pretty sure with your insight that he intends to pretty mcuh start spreading his blasphemy/treasons…
    Geralt:no, going to take him to Meerin with myself
    DM:heh okay.
    Calim Gorn:(I"m sorry Meerin, bandits attacked our airship and he was thrown overboard in the chaos…….)
    DM:While you’re taking the airship gonna do a scene with Tab and Sef…
    Geralt:"Let Meerin kill him. ;)
    DM:Yeah you could murder him in the woods or push him off into the ocean. :P
    Geralt:Promised Meerin he would make it back safe.
    Meanwhi9le on Aylanae, Calim and Mina are gathered to witness the unveiling of the new mindDeathed Sefiros…
    A spectacle that has still drawn some attention from some of the people of the floating city.
    Mina Toress:lol where would you push him off into the ocean?
    oh wait you’re in ronen nm
    airship ride back
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    Mina Toress:if i go silent for a minute, its just me running to check the stove, got some stuff warming up in oven, im not AFK
    i hate microwaves heh
  • Calim Gorn crosses his arms as he watches the ceremony silently, his face a mask
    Mina Toress:i didnt know they had ceremonies for mind deathed folks, i thought thye kind of quietly did all this shit
    do they have to retrain em on everything, or is it just like personal memories that get wiped?
    DM:Steppingforward first is the elderly man.. Sunlord Vilthias ElfRadiance.. leader of the Order of the Flame, a sect among the tempalr.
    Mina Toress:like if you were a history geek and go mind wiped, would you forget all your history knowledge?
    DM:Yeah most of your knowledge gets wiped.
    Mina Toress:so they basically gotta go through training again like a new recruit?
    DM:I mean you still retain some muscle memory and stuff, so you don’t have to tottally retrain fighitng techniques.
    Mina Toress:just wonderinghow that worked
    DM:Some things can come back to you, and you can have an instict for old skills sometimes
    Mina Toress:since it takes years
    and they start when you’re a kid
    DM:At his side is a tall man clad in white robes with long silver hair, who you barely recognize as Sefiros, save for the distinctive appearance.. but his face shows none of the same expressions he did before.
    Mina Toress:he’s turned into cecil?
    better than kuja i guess
    Sunlord Vilthias ElfRadiance:“The old soul that once inhabited this body is no more.”
    “The Templar and indeed all of Aylaane accept this oath from this new soul and servant of our great Empire and Sheyl.”
    “May I present Veldren Sunforged, the newest imbued member of the Order of the Flame.”
    DM:The silver haired man in white robes steps forward. his voice filled with a calm and lacking any of the menace of the old Sefiros.
    Veldren Sunforged:“I am honored Sunlord. I stand ready to serve Sheyl. the Templar and the empire.”
    Sunlord Vilthias ElfRadiance:“From this point forward, the man that Veldren once was is no more.. he is just a memory.”
    Calim Gorn:rofl
    Sunlord Vilthias ElfRadiance:“Veldren swear the oath.”
  • Calim Gorn mutters to himself, “I think I’m going to be nauseous…”
    Veldren Sunforged:““I Veldren Sunforged, swear before Sheyl that until my last breath, I shall serve the empire of Aylanae. I shall put the best interest of the empire above all other allegiances, whether wielding words or steel. Should it be required, I shall give my life for the empire. First and foremost, I am a defender of Aylanae.”
    DM:The queen even obsrves this ceremony but from a relatviely far distance, though she is known for her superior eyesight.
    Alyssa is at her side, apparently she hasn’t let Alyssa leave her side since Mina told her the news…
    Mina Toress:well that got is def gonna die first when Sef wigs out shinra building style…
    that guy*
    Sunlord Vilthias ElfRadiance:”Let it be known that Veldren Sunforged is now a knight of Aylanae."
  • Mina Toress shakes her head, a bit unnerved. “It’s that simple huh? Just wiping someone clean like figures in some ledger.” mumbles at Calim
    Calim Gorn:“Indeed…”
    Mina Toress:“How often does this happen?”
    Calim Gorn:“Not too often… But it’s not unprecedented.”
    Mina Toress:“Oh I’ve heard the stories of course, but my time on this floating city, is quite limited as you can imagine.”
    DM:The ceremony seems to be over after that, and the small group that had gathered now starts to break up.
    Mina Toress:“Mostly for institutional and ceremonial reasons.”
  • Calim Gorn thinks back to when Helenia was made an Archmage, wondering if the process for implanting a “new soul” into someone who’s received Mind Death is similar…
    Calim Gorn:“I wonder where ‘Velden’ came from.”
    “Was he in there the whole time?”
    Mina Toress:“When I was a child, I was always jealous of the others, I think I may have been mistaken in my envy.”
    (she means the other imbued toress of her family)
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Calim Gorn:“The grass is always greener.”
    Mina Toress:“Death is punishment enough, this is like fashioning a zombie.”
    Calim Gorn:“Well, you won’t have to worry about suffering such a fate, you aren’t Imbued after all.”
    “It’ll be just a plain ordinary death for you.”
    Mina Toress:“Yeah, well I have my own complications to deal with.”
    Calim Gorn:“I can only imagine.”
    DM:Oren Wolfheart, also present to witness the ceremony (also there for the council meeting) walks past you and stops a moment to speak,. perhaps overhearing some of what you said.
    Mina Toress:“Well, you should know. You’re not exactly normal yourself.”
  • Calim Gorn bows respectfully to Oren
    Mina Toress:“From what I’ve heard, you don’t sleep.”
    Oren Wolfheart:“Do not mourn for the man that came before, he slew one of my sons in cold blood.”
    Mina Toress:“Your son?”
    Calim Gorn:“I do not mourn for Sefiros. He was an enigmatic man who had few friends and was as inscrutable as any man could be.”
    Mina Toress:“My condolences, counsilor.” she tries to be polite
    Oren Wolfheart:“Taesian was not of my blood, but he was my son all the same. I took him in when he was just a child after the Earth Demons slew his family.”
    Mina Toress:he is the current thronehold for Yt still?
    Mina Toress:or whatever you wanna call it
    Calim Gorn:“I was just wondering on the nature of what Sefiros has become now… It is mere curiosity, not sympathy.”
    “Taesian did not deserve to be cut down like that. Sefiros was rightly punished.”
    Oren Wolfheart:“Let us hope the archmagi did thier job correctly and all that he was is now gone.”
    Mina Toress:lol famous last words
    Oren Wolfheart:“I hear he was a tortured soul… a product of some expirement in Ronen… not even of natural birth.”
    Calim Gorn:“I just wonder at the job they have done, and how they did it exactly. Did they craft ‘Veldren’ from nothingness, or was he always there in some form?”
    Mina Toress:“An interesting philosophical question.”
    “That was my curiousity as well.”
    Oren Wolfheart:“I cannot pretend to understand how it works… however among druidic magics it is possible to reincarnate a soul into that of a new body, so perhaps Veldren is simply an unseen spirit of the air.”
    Calim Gorn:“Interesting… Yes, I had a similar thought as well.”
    “I wonder what Veldren himself would say.”
    Mina Toress:“That doesn’t seem like an appropriate analogy to me.”
    Oren Wolfheart:“As I understand he has less knowledge than we.”
    Mina Toress:“You should be careful around him.”
    “I’ve read of research into traumatized individuals who often display several personalities, almost like they’re possesed.”
    “You’d better hope, there wasn’t more than one of him already in that head of his.”
    “Then perhaps, that how this process works to begin with.”
    then again*
    “I heard rumors of experiments in Daelan to make sleeper agends, with such traumatizing techniques.”
    Oren Wolfheart:“The archmagi assure me that what was Sefiros is no more.”
    “That thier process is more thorough than the sharpest of daggers.”
    “I cannot say I am entirely convinced yet.”
  • Mina Toress shrugs.
    Calim Gorn:“I suppose only time will tell.”
    Mina Toress:“Who can say, they guard their secrets, and keep them closely to the chest.”
    “Some would claim that this process and the creation of Archmagi are one in the same.”
    “Or different sides of the same coin.”
    “Of course, mundanes fashion all kind of tales and conspiracies about Aylanae and what goes on here.”
    is oren imbued?
    Calim Gorn:Nah he isn’t
    Mina Toress:didnt think so
    Oren Wolfheart:(Yeah he’s not)
    Calim Gorn:“It is useless for us to speculate. We shall never know the truth until the day the Archmagi throw open the doors to their great tower and all the knowledge within… I doubt any of us will live to see it, hah.”
    Mina Toress:“Perhaps I might.” she jests
    “The sun will likely have burned out by that time, to my pleasure.”
  • Mina Toress makes with a smirk.
    DM:Oren continues on his way as you talk amongst yourselves.
    Alright I’ll end that scene uless you want to do anything esle and get back to Geralt
    Calim Gorn:I’m good
    DM:Geralt arrives after several hours at Aontae in Yt… and goes to see Meerin with Laaza.
  • Geralt walks in and greets Meerin
    DM:Meerin as it turns out just fairly recently returned from Aylanae to handle the matter before the council about the (possibly false) Sun Clan attack on the Elwhyer.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Greetings Geralt.”
    Geralt:“Greetings Meerin. You doing well?”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Let me ask you Geralt.. do you have any idea why the Sun Clan would want to be around Ronen, near the city of Trisemmon?”
    Geralt:((do i?))
    DM:That was the city where you attacked Adron’s facilitiy and supposedly the fire orb was used that Justy told you about.
    Geralt:ahh, ok
    DM:Apparently Saveron wanted the fire orb, but you have been told by the templar not to speak of this to anyone under penalty of treason…
    Geralt:“Well our mission took place there. The whle thing with the Earth Spirits.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“And you encountered nothing fire-related there or otherwise related to the sun spirit?”
    Geralt:screw the templar.. she lied to us and she can kiss my ass
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Now we got two traitors!
    Mina Toress:gonna go have a bite to eat while you do G’s scene. afk a few
    DM:heh… well I don’t know if she technically lied, heh.
    Geralt:ok, just witheld info that almost got us kiled
    DM:well true, but she did give you Justy as a teammate, who knew stuff
    Calim Gorn:It doesn’t count as “almost” in T’s games unless you’re one HP away from dying and have failed two death saves
    Geralt:“Perhaps we can talk about that later. Rigth now while Laaza is here we need to talk abot the Earth Spirits.”
    well i did almost die, just not in that scene ;)
    Laaza:“The old legends are true Meerin! The Earth spirits did give protection to the clans of old helping them to survive a chaos to come!”
    DM:Laaza finall speaks up. fortunately drawing away Meerin’s attention…
    Meerin of the Hydra:“What?!”
    Laaza:“They spoke of a destruction that is to come… and that we need to renew the pacts of old.”
    Geralt:“Meerin, Laaza may be speking true but please reign this old fool in before he gets of all slaughtered by the Empire or the Earth Demons when we are left defenseless.”
    “He wants to go around preaching and declaring we turn from the empire and back to the Earth Spirits.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“The Earth Demons attacked us… perhaps the earth spirits of Balaras are different… but the ones that reside beneath Yindae are relentless killers I have seen it first hand, our people slaughtered.. your people.”
    Geralt:“He may have cause but now is not the time.”
    DM:Meerin has a definitey hatred for the earth demons.
    Geralt:“I agree. We can not defend orselves from them and the Empire if they thing us traitorous.”
    Laaza:“They’re only attacking us because we’re siding with the evil Empire. We should join Tinigath!”
    Geralt:“My loyalty lies with the clans, but in that I must tell you to silence this man before he gets us all killed.”
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah time for Meerin to turn in the traitor and make Hydra look good to the Empire)
    Meerin of the Hydra:“The very same Tinigath taht was responsiblef or slaying your very own brothers Laaza… The attackers were not Sun Clan, they were from the Wyvern Tribe of Tinigath.”
    “Trying to sow dissent among us… as they seem to have converted you with thier poisonous speech.”
    Calim Gorn:(oh he believes it now?)
    DM:Perhaps or maybe he’s just using it as a decnet arugment to try to dissuade Laaza.
    Geralt:“How did yu discover this/”
    Calim Gorn:(lol… Yeah Meerin is a good politician)
    Meerin of the Hydra:“It came from the meeting in Aylanae while you were talking to the Earth Demons of Balaras.”
    Geralt:“It’s a good thing we didn;t launch that offensive.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“The Templar searched the bodies and discovered them to be not Sun Clan… and it was stated that Saveron and his sun Clan’s absence was explained by being near Trisemmon.”
    Laaza:“More imperial lies! Since when do you believe the Templar…”
    Geralt:“The Sun Clan could still be a problem though.”
    Laaza:“They want this war, they would tell us whatever they needed to…. The Sun Clan are our enemies… we should attack them and spill their blood as an offering to the Earth Spirits. Proof of our devotion.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“That’s treasonous talk Laaza. When I agreed to protect you from the Empire it was on the condition that you did not spread this dissention and bring thier wath on our clan.”"
    Laaza:“You damned fool Meerin… treason isn’t going to matter.. there isn’t going to be an empire! And there won’t be a Hydra Clan unless we renew the old ways.. we need the protection of the Earth Spirits!”
    Geralt:“The only blood you will be spilling is your own. now I’ve had enough of your rhetoric. I brought you back because I promised Meerin. Otherwise I woul dhave left you in some hole for your Earth Spirits to come find you.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“And your evidnece of this is because an Earth Demon told you so?”
    Geralt:“Yes. They were consoled by our actions there and they will cause no more problems.”
    Laaza:“A spirit of the Earth, one much older than you or I Meerin!”
    “Their wisdom far exceeds yours… they know what’s to come.”
    Geralt:“At least over there. That does not speak for the ones here.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“I cannot let this treason stand… especialyl not in times of war.”
    DM:one sec brb.
    Geralt:“I hope you can talk some sense into him. He’s an obstinate old coot.”
    “I could care less abot the Empire and the Earth Spirits. What I do care about is this clan and our people.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“And we must do what needs to be done to protect our Clan… The templar would see all of us as heretics for harboring Laaza if he begins this treasonous talk.”
    “I should have turned you into them the moment I heard of you Laaza.. my heart was too soft.”
    Geralt:“I agree, even if he is partly correct about the Earth Spirits warning.”
    Laaza:“You fool Meerin.. more worried aboutt yourself and your imperial politics.”
    “This is the end of everything! And I will let our clan brothers know!”
    Geralt:“We do not know if they can be trusted. onnly time will tell. But now is not the time.”
    Laaza:“When they decide to replace you for a man of sound reason nad actual wisdom….”
    Calim Gorn:(Sounds like somebody needs a stabbing right about now)
    Geralt:(We need a translator?)
    even a pain in the ass one
    Meerin of the Hydra:“I cannot let this stand Laaza.. I have turned a blind eye to your treasons long enough… The hydra clan must do what it must to defend itself.”
    Calim Gorn:(lol well he’s talking about overthrowing the head of your clan, in front of the head of your clan)
    DM:Meerin’s hand starst to glow as he focuses mana, as your amulet starts to vibrate in the precense of magic… Clearly Meerin intends to execute him for treason.. for the good of the clan…
  • Geralt will grab Laaza and restrain him… makign sre to prevent from using spells….
    DM:Laaza senses this too.. and the old man… is already starting to mvoe for the door….
    Heh okay.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“You are a traitor to the Clan Laaza… as chieftain of the Hydra. I sentence you to death for your crimes.”
    Laaza:“You’ll need me when the time comes, you’re killing us ALL!!!”
    Geralt:“No, just you. Remember you don;t fear death…”
    DM:With that Meerin executes him with a mana disrupting spell.. putting an end to the old man’s life…
    Geralt:“I’m sorry for that Meerin. It had to be done though.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“For the good of the clan.”
    Geralt:“He may have been speaking true ab ot another threat to come. BUt his tak would have brought doom to us all.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“We should put little trust in the words of Earth Demons…”
    Geralt:“I put little trust in the words of any except our clan. The Empire has its agenda, the Torres’ and their scheeming. The Earth demons or spirits or whatever they are on whatever continent, each have their own agendas.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Tomorrow the Empire shall test the so-called protection of the earth demons, we shall see how the clans of Tinigath fare.”
    Geralt:“According to the translation by Laaza there is another true air spirit. The ones we serve are false they say.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“According to Laaza or according to the Earth Demons?”
    Geralt:“Both, one and the same. He was translating for them but who knows if he was even fully understanding. He did say they spoke a bit of a different dialect.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“I find that it is often the case that a man hears what he wishes to hear, and quite often this is not the truth.”
    Geralt:“They offered protection for the destruction to come and said to seek them out.”
    “These words COULD have been true but Laaza’s behavior was not warranted.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Perhaps the Earth Demons would offer us their protection… but the important thing is always the cost.”
    Geralt:“They said we would know. I’m not entirely sure they and the ones here have the same agenda or even communicate.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“FOr the better then.. if they knew of the slaughter that will happen soon, I doubt they would approve.”
    Geralt:“There is no question that the ones here are a threat. However, those seemed apeesed and content now that we stopped Adron.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“At the very least we’ve bought time… we need Ronen’s soldiers here.”
    Geralt:“Now as to your previous question… and since we are alone now…”
    “There indeed could be another threat.”
    “I entrust you with this, which I was told to keep to myself upon penalty of treason. You mean more to me than those caniving Templare that almost got us all killed with their secrets.”
    “There was something at Adron’s having to do with fire. Some man made of fire, fed off Aela and was strengthened when we attacked it. PLeas ekeep this to yourself when considering our clan’s fate. For any discussion of it could get you killed and myself as well for they will know from where it came.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“A secret the Templar do not wish you to know then…”
    Geralt:“Whatever they were it could have been what the Sun Clan was after.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Yes I heard something about an expedition to Ssithiyen some time ago where an orb with fire properties was discovered… Saveron wanted it desperately…”
    Geralt:“Hopefully it is buried beneath e layers of ruble that was once Adron’s facility.’
    Meerin of the Hydra:”Of course the people from Ronen got there first. and he lost his chance… perhaps he feels he has another."
    “No doubt he sees it as a sign from the Sun Spirit, from what I heard, it was simply a weapon of destruction.”
    “Chaos incarnate.”
    Geralt:“Laaza’s translation seemed to impl that the Earth Spirits were aware of this.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Perhaps an Earth Demon weapon then.:”
    Geralt:“Juast after was when they gave their warning. I’m not sure if they are related.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Some legends speak of a fire at the core of the world of Therin…”
    Geralt:“I don;t get the feelign tat the Earth Spirits intend to use the device. But more that they acknowledged its danger and threat.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“If they were intending to use it, how woudl one know… I have known a man to be able to read the motivations of an Earth Demon.”
    “Their faces are stone, they give nothing away.”
    Geralt:“ONnly time will tell. Laaza was fanatical though. Would have gotten us all killed and not from fire.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
  • Meerin of the Hydra looks down at Laaza’s body.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Do not speak of his heresies, let his people believe he died a hero.”
    Geralt:“I did my part. I returned him safely. I WAS tempted to drop him friom the airship though.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“The exertion was too much for him and he died shortly after bringing me the information.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Understandable, but you did the right thing.”
    “He’s dealt with for now.”
    Geralt:“Agreed. People need not know of what passed there or here.

    Meerin of the Hydra:”While he was misguided, I believe his intentions wre to protect our clan.. in his own way."
    Geralt:“Would you like to see to his body and the proper rituals?”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
    Geralt:“I will leave you to it then, if you have nothing else for me.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“I’ll handle that. It is an ill-omen though… a death before the big battle even starts.”
    “No, I have nothing further. Thank you for putting your trust in me Geralt.”
    Geralt:“Be safe.”
  • Geralt exits the room
    DM:I’m gonan give Geralt a hero point for that stuff, since a series of complication-type issues came up there
    Meerin of the Hydra:Geralt gains a hero point.
    DM:Okay.. so gonna say Geralt returns to Aylanae, and get to the next major event..
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah, protected your charge only to end up having the guy who told you to protect him kill him
    You return to Aylaane by airship… and you reunite with Mina and Calim… nots ure if you wanted to do anything IC upon that meeting or not
    Telling them what happened and what not
    Calim Gorn:All Calim cares about is that the Earth Demons in Ronen are happy and aren’t gonna cause trouble
    Geralt:nothing specific on my end
    just relate all taken care of
    Calim Gorn:Yeah Calim is happy hearing that and doesn’t press for details
    DM:You wait rather anxiously on Aylanae, knwoing that over Yt, a battle will rage… you’re being kept here on the flying city, for what reason, you aren’t quite sure.. but the place is more deserted than you’ve seen it berfore…
    Mina Toress:I want to go pay Arielle a visit before I depart from Aylanae, but thats about all i have left to do in ayalane before whatever it is we proceed on to next
    DM:All the imbued for the most are gone, drawn to war, wtih a few exceptions like the Queen and Alyssa…
    Geralt:have i gotten any word from Viniira?
    Mina Toress:aela tumble weeds drift by
    DM:Yeah you can visit Arielle. Asfor other news I’m gonna give people an expertise (or other skill if you’ve got advantages like contacts) referring to what’s going on in the empire in other places.
    Geralt:I’m not a horn dog like Calim that has to go hook up in the middle of a mission ;)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hey man, my girl is about to go into battle, we might not see each other again
    Which expertise should we use?
    I got Rahseld, Politics, and Military
    DM:Viniira last you heard was still helping to defend the Minotaur lands. though granted your last update wasn’t for some time.. unfortuanetly unlike Hydra, the Minotaur clan hasn’t embraced Aela communicators, so messages are slow and often carried b ymagically enhanced birds.
    you can give me a Rahseld + politics (combine ranks) and also give me a miliary roll.
    Calim Gorn:I have the Connected advantage as well
    DM:As for Arielle, Mina approahces her aboard her airship, she seems to be making last minute preparations…. in spirte of her near death experience, Arrielle seems more determined to fight in the war, depsite her mothers objections….
    Connected is more for getting favors and such. I mean if you have something specific you want to know you coudl get it, but its’ not really great for general rumors
    Mina Toress:oh yeah question before i forget
    how does non-trained skills work in M&M?
    DM:Generally you just roll attribute x2.
    Calim Gorn:Just use 2x attribute
    Mina Toress:like what are the skills you have to have ranks in to roll
    i know that but i figure there are some you cant use unless you got ranks
    DM:Of course for knowledges and some others you gotta have em trained to get a roll at all. at least for most… for this sort of thing I will allow untrained rolls
    since anyone could hear rumors
    Calim Gorn:It says in the book what they are
    Mina Toress:i know im not talkign about his roll, im just asking in general
    DM:So in this case I won’t require a specific expertise for rumor mongering.
    Mina Toress:i was gonna take edetic memory, and it mentions something like this
    so just asking how it works rule wise generally
    if theres a list or something specific
    i assumed expertises
    but beyond that wasnt sure
    DM:There’s a lot of DM call to it as well.
    Calim Gorn:There’s a different advantage that lets you use stuff untrained when it normally requires you to be trained I think
    Jack of All Trades or something like that
    Mina Toress:whoa wtf
    that didnt come out right hahaha
    Princess Arielle Toress:(Yeah I’m not reading that)
    Mina Toress:think it posted the whole goddamn SRD :-p
    Geralt:spam spam
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:lol nah it wasnt pose to be all that lol
    i was trying to paste a single sentence haha
    You can also make Expertise skill checks to answer questions and provide information as if you were trained, meaning you can answer questions involving difficult or obscure knowledge even without ranks in the skill, due to the sheer amount of trivia you have picked up.
    Calim Gorn:Sef rolled a Nat 1 on his Ctrl+V skill check
    Mina Toress:that is from edetic memory
    Geralt:my roll was 23
    Mina Toress:it refers to trained
    DM:You’re able to get past her initial gurds and see Arielle… who is a bit shocked to see you.
    Geralt:not sure if mised in that spam
    Calim Gorn:Yeah and I had a 29
    DM:She shows an obvious surprise but resorts to her normal courtly politness image….
    Calim Gorn:On Rahseld+Politics
    And 17 Military
    Princess Arielle Toress:“Greetings Mina.”
    DM:Yeah I’ll let you know what you and Geralt know when Sef is done, since tehcnicalyl a lot of the news happens after Arrielle leaves.
    Mina Toress:“Arielle.” she says performing a courtsy to be polite
    DM:So do your coonversiton with Arielle first.
    Arielle has always been a bit suspicious of Mina, perhaps the whole vampire thing unnerves her a bit.
    Princess Arielle Toress:“I’m busy making preparations as you can see, unfortuanteyl I don’t have much time to talk.”
    Mina Toress:“It has been a long time child, I thought I would come and pay you a visit while I was here in the city.”
    Princess Arielle Toress:“We’re going to war soon.”
    “And if mother sent you, don’t bother talking me out of it.”
    Mina Toress:“You’ve grown as well, more so than your sister even it appears.”
  • Mina Toress scoffs.
    Mina Toress:“You’re mother definately did not send for me.”
    “I had to sneak past your guards.”
    “Yes, I figured you would be doing something like that.”
    Princess Arielle Toress:“So If I ask around, I won’t hear about any secret meetings with her then?”
    DM:It’s hard to tell if Arrielle already heard you met wiht the Queen or she’s just probing for information…
    Mina Toress:“Always so eager to prove yourself.”
    “I did not say I haven’t spoken or met with Cheisa, just that she didn’t send me.”
    “I just came to apologize for not coming sooner to visit you, considering what happened.”
    “Your health…”
    Princess Arielle Toress:“Well you weren’t alowed on Aylanae until recently… so don’t worry about it.”
    Mina Toress:“I’m sure I could have made arrangements.”
    “I’ll leave if you want, you are suspicious of me. I can understand that.”
    “The whole family has always been suspicious of me afterall, it’s nothing new child.”
    “It is good to see you’re well again. Goodbye Princess.”
  • Mina Toress says trying to pursuade her she;s not here on the Queen’s behalf by leaving and seeming disinterested.
    Princess Arielle Toress:“Farewell Mina. When I return perhaps we can talk further.”
    Mina Toress:“If I yet live.”
    DM:She acts as if she’s about to say something but remains silent.
    Mina Toress:“Take care of one another, remeber you’re family.”
    “That goes for the one’s you dislike as well.”
  • Mina Toress heads for the door.
    Mina Toress:she has a bit of a bloodraven or jon snow syndrome in that being the outsider/bastard made her overly zealous when it comes to family loyalty
    DM:heh okay.
    Anyway… knowledge checks as time passes…
    During the battle, ro at least shortly before it ther’es rumors of an attack on E-Tech industries (company of Ellenya Toress), though forutnately thanks to extra soldiers to defend Ellenya, the attack was held off… rumors point to Daelan spies.
    There’s also word of a miraculous jailbreak from the Queen Chiesa’s dungeons in Alara.
    Apparently it’s being kept under wraps… since it happened while the imbued were away, and apparently some prisoners escaped.. though some rumors point to only a single prisoner.
    In any case, it’s an amazing feat, and suspicion is that outside aid was involved…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    (Wonder who that is…)
    Mina Toress:or an inside job
    why was there extra soldiers around to defend Ellenya? that one is a bit confusing
    DM:Also… there’s rumors that instructions have been given during the war that the Templar are collecting the bodies of fallen Imbued… though it’s not certain where they’re going.
    Mina Toress:is there some kind of increased securty on all imbued or something?
    DM:Alyssa convinced the Queen to send her security against Earth demons
    Mina Toress:Frankenbued!
    DM:It just happened to be that it was Dalean that attacked instead.
    Mina Toress:ahh i see
    so after our convo, she was beefing up toress security with the whole trissemon affair?
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah she was freaking out about Earth Demons in Ronen and Alyssa had a bunch of extra security sent to her to make her calm the hell down)
    DM:Nah, this was before, where Alyssa talked her into sending Ellenya more earth demon security
    This actually happened one of the sessions heh.
    Mina Toress:ellenya was the one freaking out Tab?
    Calim Gorn:Yes
    This is her under T’s control
    Mina Toress:ok it was the way that was worded had me all confused
    Calim Gorn:I keep telling him he plays her wrong but he don’t listen to me lol
    Mina Toress:nah i just wasnt sure who yall meant, had me scratching my head, i got it
    anyways proceed sorry
    DM:Also among the rumors…
    one sec checking your rolls again.. heh.
    Mina Toress:half-life 3 was released
    the vapor in vaporware is aela
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Basically you’ve heard that the accident at Adron’s facility (it’s being called an accident) has been largely covered up as a mechanical failure in some of Adron’s machines.. still it cost Adron Futuristics a lot of confidence.. and there’s still rumors going on about the horros that went down there, so it’s tough to squelch entirely…
    In any case Adron’s popularity took a big hit, and it seems rumors point to E-Tech industries releasing the next big breakthrough in military tech.
    Geralt:how convenient
    Calim Gorn:Hell yeah
    DM:Adron himself hasn’t been seen much.. rumors say that he was abducted by elements in the empire.. some say even Daelan is responsible.
    Calim Gorn:(Somebody told us he was working for the Templar in Yindae now I think)
    Mina Toress:time to invest in E-tech stock
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Ellenya is definitely happy about this turn of events
    Mina Toress:its a good expalanation for a rank or two of increase in wealth if i take it har har
    i was gonna have ellenya be my gadget supplier anyways
    Calim Gorn:She’s totally gonna leverage a hostile takeover of Adron Futuristics if she can manage it
    DM:Tehre is suspiciously no mention of any Nuumian based technologies though in all that was released…
    Though apparently some top men that used to owrk for Adron have went missing…. one of which was killed in a mysterious accidnet.
    As for the war effort itself.. there’s quite a lot of time before you get any word…
    Almost everyone in Aylanae has been conscripted save for a few left to defend the city in case of attack…. so most of your information comes from the Heart of Aylanae…
    It’s a tense bit waiting for the Heart of Aylanae to give you any updates…
    How do you each of you want to spend the time while you’re waiting?
    Mina Toress:soloing the archmagi?
  • Calim Gorn seems particularly well-informed on the happenings of the war
    Mina Toress:come on nat 20s!
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:will replenish my potion stock
    Mina Toress:i only need 42 consectutive!
    Calim Gorn:Calim is gonna be training mostly, or otherwise keeping up appearances in his relationship with Alyssa but not actually doing anything with her
    Mina Toress:I guess I’ll spend mine any kind of information i can use for future
    DM:Yeah just an RP sorta thing… doesnt’ reall have to be super profoudn heh.
    Mina Toress:layouts, getting to know any lesser personel, making contacts etc
    DM:What are you trying to get info on?
    Mina Toress:just trying to use the vacant city to increase my knowledge and expand any influence by making new contacts
    nothing really in particular
    Calim Gorn:I’ll use my Connected advantage to try to direct Gorn resources towards Laventa and her unit, like make sure she gets the best shit and gets first pick before anybody else, that kind of thing
    Keeping big sis taken care of
    Mina Toress:just trying to add to my collection in regards to aylanae since i havent been permitted here
    DM:okay, so just miscellaneous research and such.
    Mina Toress:yeah
    contacts would especially be useful
    prolly mostly golems and shit tho
    thats left
    the docks i figure might be good for making connections
    DM:Yeah I’m not expecting something too huge here, just basically an RP detail, if you’re pacing around nervously, calmly waiting, etc. Just to say something about your character and how they handle stressful situations since this is the first major battle of the empire.
    And perhaps the future of a lot on the line, though Mina probably has the least invested.
    Yeah there aren’t really m,any ships docked anymore.. the place really turned to a ghost town so to speak now that the war has started.
    Mina Toress:least invested in what exactly?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah Calim is pretty obviously worried about his sister being on the front lines, though probably only Geralt knows just how deep his concerns run, lol
    DM:The war. Geralt’s people are basicalyl on the fornt line, and Calim has a sister involved.
    I mean you got some Toress in the war so I mean you’ve got Arrielle and such there, but I didn’t really think you were quite as attached.
    Mina Toress:oh personally
    well i do worry about the princess
    thatd prolly be my personal angle
    she is family afterall
    and Cheisa, if she’s participating
    she’s pretty loyal, even if she’s the black sheep
    Calim Gorn:The others might notice that Calim doesn’t anticipate the Heart’s war updates as much as they do, like he’s got some other source of info, heh
    Since we’re technically still in our last year of training I guess we’d be doing that too, when we aren’t being sent on errands by the Templar
    DM:Cheisa is staying in Aylanae, basically keeping back, though you do know her airship the Wing of Alathiara is docked in Aylaane and ready for combat in case.
    It isn’t for several hours before you get any real reports…
    The campaign was an all-out attack against Tinigath, several airships from the Guild of Swords striking multiple tribes at once using Adron’s tech to detect Earth Demon activity and strike where the presence was weakest, all over Tinigath…
    The Daimyos launched a coastal attack while this was happening… and the Rahseldian forces, along with the Templar and assisted by Guild of Swords (you heard that Sythe Zanyz was leading the guidl of swords forces in that attack)
    The Rahseld forces attacked a fortified earthen temple, a holy site in the mountais.
    Helenia herself took place in the fighting as well aiding in the assault.
    The main attacks and the guild of swords aerial strikes proved to have much success with minimal losses… you know that the Hydra forces elected specifically to join in on a strike against the Wyvern Tribe, a rather last minute decision.
    The majority of reports were total successes or at least partial successes, with the tribes of Tinigath being drivenn underground… and a rather high bodycount…
    The mountain temple crushed by Arielle and Helenia… however, the Earth Demon counterattack seemed to have a specific target… going surprisingly after the warriors of Makoro on the eastern front.
  • Calim Gorn wonders just how exaggerated the reports are
    DM:And the death tolls are rather high….
    Many imbued as well as mundane samurai were slain as the earth demons hit them with the full force of thier attacks, despite being a fairly minor part of the strike…
    Ryuu Makenki was supposedly badly wounded and infected with earth rot…
    Geralt:we’ll never know cause we not allowed to go
    Calim Gorn:Damn, they got Ryuu
    DM:Daimyo Mamoru Yuudai was also slain.. supposedly defending Oshiro…
    Daimyo Oshiro apparently managed to escape.
    Calim Gorn:lol of course
    The ones you actually wouldn’t mind dying in battle never do
    DM:Sora Yoshinori was apparently presumed dead as well and reported slain.
    Calim Gorn:Damn
    Mina Toress:the rape of nanking!
    DM:Basically taking out all the Daimyos save Oshiro… along with many other lesser Imbued among their ranks.
    Mina Toress:weabos BTFO
    otaku on suicide watch
    time to unleash godzilla
    hmm tho actually godzilla prolly is a nearth demon
    now we know why they got their ass kicked in mokoro
    makes sense…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:alright ellenya, time to construct our aela magitek eva units to take out ‘zilla
    make clones of hachis dad or something, then heyre be canine robots
    and we can link em together like voltron
    Calim Gorn:Then they’d be Zoids, fuck that
    DM:Despite the slaughter of the forces of Makoro, the operation is overall juidged to be a success.. Arielle and Laventa fortunately escape unscathed.. though both saw battle.. fortunately though the bulk of the earth demons didn’t show.
    As of yet, they’re not following them into the deeper caverns, but you’ve heard they’rte trying to map their lairs for a follow up attack
  • Calim Gorn is relieved to hear that Laventa is unharmed
    Mina Toress:well here’s where the shogun reclaims mokoro
    what better time
    DM:Actualyl there is a bit of good news… which many call a cosmic balance…
    Mina Toress:feces meet occilating air device
    DM:As it was reported that the Shogun died of old age shortly before the battle. The old man finally expiring…
    Calim Gorn:lol nice
    Mina Toress:lol damn the far east is like the apocalypse
    DM:Though you only learn of this… days later
    Since news from Saidai isn’t all that widespread.
    A day after the attack, there’s a massive earth quake reported in Yindae… at first seen to be an earth demon attack… and a day later… a similar earthquake is reported in Dracos (home continent of Rahseld)… and a day later an earthquake on Balaras and Ssithiyen.. as if the Earth itself is reacting…
    Calim Gorn:Oh goody
    Mina Toress:earh crust displacement
    or pole shift
    Geralt:does this world have volcanos?
    DM:To make matters worse… with the death of Sora Yoshinori.. his will was revealed, a sealed secret document.. in which he revealed that he wants his rulership to go to his daughter Megumi, who will act as the new Daiymo upon his death.
    Yeah it does have volcanos.
    Calim Gorn:Haha awesome
    Oshiro is gonna shit himself when he hears about that
    DM:Naturally the announcement of Megumi succeeding him caused an immedate revolt among the Yoshinori vassals, throwing those lands into chaos.
    Calim Gorn:Megumi answers at least 12 Fuyu challenges before breakfast
    Geralt:so in other words all hell is breaking loose and its the end of the world as we know it, yeah the end of the world as we know it
    DM:Calim and Geralt recieved a message from your bandmate Suzu Ueno requiesting help on that front… saying she neesd help in Makoro… But that’s not the only place needing attention….
    Mina Toress:this is like 2012 Aylanae
    DM:There’s been reports of movements underground, subtle but it may be indications of an attack in the making, reported b ythe Wolfheart and Minotaur clans…it seems the Earth Demons may be planning some knid of retribution strike on the back lines of the Clans, or maybe even Ronen….
    Mina Toress:when T says rocks fall, everyone dies, he isnt kidding in this setting
    DM:And the queen also has a mission which she shares with Mina and Calim (though Geralt’s help is probably required too).
    this is approximately four days after the big battle.
    You two are broughto ther private meeting chambers in the Toress barracks… she takes efforts to suppres the sight of the heart of Aylanae as well.
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“I’ve called you two here becuase I need your help.”
  • Calim Gorn raises an eyebrow
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“A few days ago there was an escape from my dungeons… I need you to track the prisoner that escaped…”
    Calim Gorn:“Ah, I heard something about that… Must be quite the prisoner.”
    Mina Toress:brb bio
  • Queen Chiesa Toress nods.
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Yes… his name is Yuu Saidai. One of the children of the late Shogun.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm… And perhaps now the Shogun himself, with the death of his father.”
    “Is there a particular reason you need us for this assignment though?”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Are you familiarw ith the legend of the Seven Swords?”
    Calim Gorn:“I think I’ve heard Masaru mention it… They were gifted to the Daimyos by dragons, or something like that?”
  • Mina Toress nods.
    Mina Toress:“There’s only one left, supposedly.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Yes… a pact was made between a Great Dragon and the Saidai Gozoku… To each of the Shoguns a sword would be given. Seven in total.”
    “Each time without fail a sword has appeared when a new Saidai Shogun was about to ascend.”
    Mina Toress:“You want us to find him before this can happen.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“The swords are unbelievably powerful… I was hoping you’d be able to track him and see to it that he doesn’t discover his sword.”
    Mina Toress:“Is this why the earth demons devastated Mokoro’s forces?”
    “It seems a strange set of timing for all of this.”
    “Is the Saidai Shogunate and Tinigath allied and sharing intelligence somehow?”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“It is said the Great Dragons work by coincidences… the escaped prisoner didn’t have help at least as far as I’m told…”
    “Merely a series of coincidences added up to allow him to escape.”
    “Mechanical failures in magitech, a guard falling asleep, another sick…”
    Calim Gorn:“If we’re up against such a foe as the power of coincidence I’m not sure I like our odds.”
  • Mina Toress smirks.
    Mina Toress:“He has a point.”
    “Does anyone have a set of dice?”
  • Mina Toress jokes.
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Some believe that it’s impossible to stop the events the Great Dragons have set in motion, but for the good of the empire, we should at least try…”
    Mina Toress:“Well, Geralt is an accomplished tracker himself, I would suggest you include him on this endeavor.”
    “We’ll need all the support we can muster.”
    DM:Btw the Templar have pretty much stopped giving you any orders for now, letting you decide, perhaps some of it comes from the queens influence, but also .. perhaps with al lthe problems they’re reluctant to be seen making the call of where they’re sending the imbued as it ‘ll earn them more enemies than allies.
    Since they don’t have the manpower to handle everything in waritme.
  • Queen Chiesa Toress nods.
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Yes bring him along as well.”
    Calim Gorn:“I wonder if we should really chase after such an errand… Even if Saidai acquires the sword, they are still isolated on their islands. And Makoro has other problems.”
    Mina Toress:“It would be useful to see the cell where he was kept, to catch his scent.”
    DM:In essence you’ve got these three missions to choose where you want to go… you can go help Suzu, go help Viniira and the Minotaur clan.. or take on the QUeen’s task andd puruse the Yuu Saidai.
    Obviously you don’t have time for all of them… so… you’ll have to prioritize which is more important, perhaps wanting to talk it over IC.
    Mina Toress:well the shogun is prolly the biggest and most important, tho also prolly the one least likely to succeed
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Mina Toress:not an easy call
    Calim Gorn:I mean Calim would rather help Suzu first
    Geralt:Geralt would help Viniira
    Mina Toress:yeah this is almost a 3 way split, Returners Cave style
    DM:Yeah you aren’t obligated to help her, juist wanted to know this isn’t an official imperial order.. of course gaining the favor fo the queen is a good thing…
    Geralt:if left to him, screw the shogunate
    Mina Toress:nah i mean just we each 3 are linked to the 3 diff scenarios heh
    calim is buds with suzu
    g’s girlfriend
    Calim Gorn:I mean I’m already married to her daughter, I don’t figure I can get much better favor
    DM:Since you’ll probabl ynot easily succeed if you just go alone anyway… so you probably want to go as a group. heh.
    Geralt:Suzu would be second
    Mina Toress:and then me and my family honor
    whats going on with the minotaur clan?
    Geralt:threat of earth demon attack
    DM:Yeah, Earth demon presence detected, or at least faint vibrations which the druids suspect is some kind of stealth sneak attack.
    The Yoshinori/Suzu hhave a full blown civil war in Makoro going on.
    Mina Toress:their problem is kind of lesser compared to the shogun
    DM:And of course there’s the queen’s mission which involves trying to stop the Shogun’s son from aquiring one of the Seven Swords.
    Mina Toress:mokoro prolly wont exist, if he takes power
    so their civil war may be kind of moot
    Geralt:so what’s so wrong with getting the sword?
    DM:well possibly, I mean the empire will defend Makoor if the SHogun attacks of course…
    Mina Toress:yeah this isnt an easy choice
    its like arthur and excalibur
    Geralt:can be used to fight off the earth demons
    Calim Gorn:Well it’s more the fact that the new Shogun is like, destined to get the sword
    Mina Toress:they’re like D&D artifact level, world chaning things
    DM:Of course Makoro isn’t known to be too friendly to female prisoners, so who knows what may happen to Suzu if they lose.
    Mina Toress:not just a magic sword
    Calim Gorn:And there’s nothing we can do to stop him
    Mina Toress:its more the political ramifications as well
    the shogun ascending and having one of the 7 swords, is basically, ok lets just forget about mokoro, it’s conquerored lol
    at this point in time anyway
    Calim Gorn:lol well you heard the legend, he’s basically destined to get the sword, the dragons work by the power of coincidence
    So even us trying to stop him is destined to fail
    Mina Toress:since all their major forces are basically wiped out
    Calim Gorn:By some random happenstance
    Mina Toress:yeah i hear ya
    Geralt:((it’s DM magic… )
    Mina Toress:well it is built into the story
    Calim Gorn:I mean the sword quest is basically just bending over and asking T to give it to us lol
    Mina Toress:its happened before with the various shoguns
    it ant something he’s pulling out of the blue
    well perhaps we can combine them somehow?
    is one on the way to another?
    DM:Well not really.. they’re sorta all different directions from Aylanae
    Minotaur is northwest. Suzu is northeast. and Rahseld is southeast.
    well east actually to Alara.
    Calim Gorn:I mean I really don’t want to leave Suzu out on a limb, if Megumi loses the civil war then she’s probably gonna wind up as some random samurai’s slave bride pumping out babies for him
    DM:But still different directions mostly heh.
    So I’ll assume you guys sit down and ttalk this over IC.
    Since you kinda know the details. If there’s anything else you wanted to know I can fill you in during that vonersation, just ask and I’ll assume you asked theq ueen or tried to get that info from Suzu or what not
    Mina Toress:this seems more like a solo quest for each of us if we decided IC
    have to meta this one OOC to resolve it lol
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Geralt:you find G packing his bags to head to Mino Clan when you arrive
    DM:Well I mean keep in mind solo you’re probably not going to be able to succeed.
    You coudl go solo, but like…. it’d be difficutl.
    Calim Gorn:Hm
    DM:So IC you’d probably want to try to sway some others to the task.
    Calim Gorn:Can I use my Connected advantage to try to funnel supplies to Megumi’s faction?
    Like prop her up that way
    DM:Well right now Gorn is kinda busy using resources to fight the war whihc is still going on.
    So there’s not a hell of a lot they want to directly send there right now, given tehy’er helping out the Hydra clan rightt now
    And with the earthquake in Rahseld they’re kinda worried there might be Earth demons planning something there.
    Some theorists are saying ti’s a means of earth demon long range communication and the earthquakes on other continetns are responses.
    Calim Gorn:“I shudder to think of what may happen to Suzu if her side loses the civil war… Knowing how Makoro is.”
    DM:Of course, maye you could try to pull some weight to pull some forces away from laventa’s force… of course poor laventa…
    If she’s understaffed…
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah I ain’t gonna do that shit
    DM:Well I’ll letyou guys start up the IC conversation
    You walk back to find Geralt lready packing heh…
    Mina Toress:lets just all make persuasion rolls lol
    and the highest convinces the others
    Calim Gorn:Do we get to use Hero Points?
    Mina Toress:haha
    DM:You can settle it that way if you’d like… Of course that’s no fun :) But you are in control fo your characters, so if you’d like to leave it ot the dice, it is your cal
    Mina Toress:well mina could prolly be swayed form her position since tab and g’s are a bit more personal
    tho i dunno who is gonna win out between those two
    so guess they can convince me eventually
    but its between them
    Geralt:Well anyone who knows anything knows meta that Vin has to die, otherwise Geralt would never hook up with Triss and Yen…. but that doesn’t mean IC he woudn’t want to help her
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:i dont even know that what means, but i’ll take your word for it :-p
    DM:Well just hope that Sef’s storyline doesn’t follow meta :)
    Otherwise ya might have a supernova in your future
    Calim Gorn:Calim’s argument is basically that he’s already helped Suzu get to where she is and doesn’t want to see everything ruined now, as far as his personal investment, and also that this is the chance to break Makoro of their backwards ways and drag them into modernity a little, plus the consequences of what’s likely to happen to Suzu if her side loses are probably pretty dire
    Like they’ll probably strip her of her position and titles and turn her into another baby factory like they’ve been wanting to do all along
    DM:yeah the stripping part is definiteyl gonna happen :P
    Geralt:so if the dude gets the sword any effort there is pointless anyway, right?
    Calim Gorn:Heh well Saidai Taiyou will probably start some shit with a new Shogun and the dragon sword or whatever, I don’t know if it’s instant game over though
    Calim also doesn’t think we have much of a chance there anyway given what he’s heard about the “power of coincidence” helping them and shit
    DM:The seven sowrds basicalyl each of em has a special power (or some would say a special truth, which it follwos)
    Geralt:well if Calim not considering it will he even tell Geralt/
    since i wasn’t there to get the mission
    DM:The last Shoguns sword basically stated that he’d only die of old age.
    Calim Gorn:Well Mina will probably bring it up if nothing else
    DM:And as it turned out he died of old age.
    Another basically made it so the shogun never lost a personal combat.
    Another made its holder immune to old age and let him stop time breifly.
    That tells you a little bit about em
    Geralt:so any clue what this one is suposed to do?
    DM:so you can kinda guess what sorta stuff tehy might do.
    If you dont’ have any makoro lore you wouldn’t really know.
    Calim Gorn:Sekai no Superitta…. World Splitter
    lol shit probably cleaves mountains in half or something
    Geralt:well IC Geralt is packing for Mino territory unless someone asks for help and sways him otherwise
    DM:yeah heh… lets do a bit of IC conversation between you guys.
    Calim Gorn:Heh well Calim is asking for help for Suzu
    DM:Well RP it out, heh.
    Mina Toress:superitta is a japanese word?
    Calim Gorn:No
    Mina Toress:i thought that was some homebrew T
    Calim Gorn:It’s the Japanese pronunciation of the English word “splitter”
    Mina Toress:oh lol
    DM:You walk in and see Geralt is packing for Minotaur territory.
    So what is Calim/Mina gonna say to him?
    Calim Gorn:“Well, that saves us some time at least.”
    Mina Toress:guess no one cares about stopping the bad guys from getting a doomsday weapon T lol
    Calim Gorn:lol well I do but I care about my friend too
    DM:heh yeah it’s my campaign I odn’t make the choices easy :)
    Mina Toress:ok just dont complain later if you have to soak rank 25 damage off that thign or something :-p
    Calim Gorn:And like I said I doubt we can actually stop him from getting the thing =P
    But if you want to make your case then make it IC
    Mina Toress:well i have the power of dice coincidences!
    DM:I consider it a victory as a DM when you hear about an uber weapon going to the hands of an enemy and people are considering other missions as possibilities :)
    Means I’md oing my job making these choices hard.
    Geralt:“Oh, you guys are back. I’m packing for Minotaur lands. Vin may need my help there with sone possible Earth Demon activity.”
  • Calim Gorn frowns
    Mina Toress:ok well I’ll follow Calims lead, tho in exchange for a favor
    to be named later
    Calim Gorn:“I was hoping to enlist your help on another endeavor… The Yoshinori are in the midst of a civil war and Suzu needs our help.”
    “The Queen had a task for us as well… But I don’t know if I want to undertake it.”
    Geralt:“Suzu? We’ve not heard a peep from her since she left to go back home.”
    “She say what it was?”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, she’s with Daimyo Yoshinori’s court. And with his death and naming his daughter Megumi as his successor, his vassals have revolted.”
    “If they succeed in overthrowing Megumi then who knows what will happen to Suzu as a result…”
    Geralt:“The local guard can’t handle it?”
    Calim Gorn:“It’s apparently the entirety of their vassals against whatever holdings Yoshinori had.”
    “Something of a lopsided conflict.”
    DM:Heh not exactly all thier vassals but most of em.
    And a lot of thier own people defected too, basically not willing to serve a woman
    making a mockery of thier customs and what not
    Geralt:"And what are we going to do to change their opinion? And if we can’t, what – slaughter them all?
    “Monster’s are my business, not politics and rulerships.”
    “I’m not sure I would be much help tro you there.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hopefully not, but if Megumi is overthrown then it will set back progress in Makoro significantly. She needs to have her position secured to show them that women can rule and be equal to men. It’s about time someone dragged them into modernity. Besides, if they’re defeated, it’s likely Suzu will be stripped of her positions and titles and made into some samurai’s wife and forced to bear his children, instead of living the dream she has up to now.”
    Mina Toress:“He brings up a good point. What exactly can we do?”
    “The whole country is in chaos too.”
    “It’s not an easy task, but I’m listening.”
    Calim Gorn:“We can help our friend… I don’t want to see Suzu made into another Imbued baby factory like so many others.”
    Mina Toress:“Though even I am clueless to how to approach this.”
    “Help her how exactly? Do you just mean to extract her?”
    Calim Gorn:“We spent all that time protecting her from Nori and Masaru, and helping her become her own person, and putting her into the position she’s in now. I don’t want to turn my back on her when she needs us most.”
    Geralt:“Neither do I, she can always return here.”
    Mina Toress:“All of Mokoro needs help at this point, my lord.”
    Calim Gorn:“She wasn’t specific in her request, she just said she needs help.”
    Mina Toress:“Hmmm..”
    Calim Gorn:“She can’t just abandon her lands and run away to Aylanae, whomever takes over Yoshinori’s lands would eventually demand her return, and then her fate would be up to them.”
    DM:You got the idea she mainly wanted military aid, some extra imbued to help her forces… prettty much they need all they can afford over there.
    Since most of Makoro wants the Yoshinori side to lose.
    Geralt:“What if your wife was about to be attacked, no wait don;t answer that… what if your lover you visited the other day was about to be attacked – where would you go?”
    Mina Toress:“Convincing a bunch of men to follow a woman’s rule in Mokoro during a time of war, and after they’ve just been decimated sounds nigh impossible. I don’t see how we can convince the others of her leadership. If I knew of some way to help her….”
    DM:lol. yeah Calim could care less about Alyssa. :P
    Mina Toress:“The only thing I could if provide material support in the form of magitech weaponry.”
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Mina Toress:is*
    Calim Gorn:“Well whatever support you can give is likely to be put to good use.”
    DM:Pretty much it’s a case of a total free for all in Makoro, with a usurper trying to tclaim the throne (possibly multiple usurpers) and the rightful ruler being a woman and not being recognized.
    Mina Toress:yeah lol
    and thats just one domain
    Calim Gorn:“As for Viniira, I understand your desire to help her, but she’s always been strong, and she has the rest of her clan with her. Suzu’s own people have turned against her.”
    Mina Toress:the rest of the whole county is in chaos too
    DM:So basically the goal will probably be to bludgeon one side into submission
    And get em to bend the knee.
    Mina Toress:with a potential old enemy next door as well ready to strike as their messiah appears
  • Geralt ponders his statement
    Mina Toress:mokoro is fucked lol
    hachi would be like, just take me to the pound and have me put to sleep, gg kthxbai :-p
    Geralt:“That she is. You have a point. I just can’t abandon her, she would think I didn’t care.”
    Mina Toress:marriage is only way i can see this working
    get megumi to marry someone
    and try and quell the rebellion
    gonna need a respected cuckold
    dont think those exist in mokoro
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Calim Gorn:Is it possible we’d have time to help Suzu after taking care of the sword thing?
    DM:Maybe. depending on how long it takes you.
    Mina Toress:now thats an idea
    if megumi were to be one responsible FOR stopping the shogun
    that may show her strength
    we could ask her in on this mission perhaps
    Calim Gorn:Hmmm yeah that might work too
    DM:I mean any of the missions you migth be able to try another one if you acomplish it in time. Of course, it’s uncertain how long it’ll take to find the new Shogun… or when the earth demons will attack the minotaur clan..
    Calim Gorn:Though she’s probably got her hands full with the rebellion
    DM:yeah heh she can’t exactly leave her post
    otherwise she’d basically be totally fucked
    Mina Toress:yeah i just dont know how we can get em to bend a knee, only thing i know to do is just extract suzu if her safety is the issue
    DM:They’re barely holding together, with an absentee lord it’d be even worse
    Mina Toress:i dont see how we can solve her problem
    keep her safe yeah, but solver her problem, no clue
    Calim Gorn:By kicking a bunch of ass, lol
    Kill all the usurpers until the rest of them get the idea
    Mina Toress:so we’re under earth demon atk and our plan is to go wiping our mokoros already depleted army
    Geralt:yeah, as i stated IC… you wiling to bash lots of heads for a political ideal?
    Calim Gorn:Well I mean they’re already wiping themselves out, heh
    If they cared about the Earth Demons they wouldn’t be fighting a fucking civil war
    Mina Toress:well im just saying i think what you want to accomplish cant be done short term
    gonna take a long term strategy
    DM:Or there’s always the political way… and by that I mean the Straim Gorn way.. Sell out Megumi in exchange for Suzu’s safety.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:I mean the usurpers don’t encessarily want to hurt Suzu specifically, tehyw ant the throne… so… they migth be willing to deal if you sell out Megumi Yoshinori.
    Of course you’d have t be a total backstabbing bastard to do that…
    Calim Gorn:Yeah and I don’t think Suzu would like that too much
    DM:Yeah heh.
    she definityl wouldn’t. :P
    Calim Gorn:But we can deal with the long term stabilization of Makoro later, first off we gotta keep our side from getting curb stomped
    Mina Toress:well mina will help whoever in this fools errand, tho she’ll prolly demant a favor in return from both parties
    so i live it to yall two to decide what we do
    since i dont got as much skin in the game
    Geralt:“So why do you need me? You can surely handle that on your own.”
    Mina Toress:leave it*
    Calim Gorn:“It’s a multi-faction civil war, a single Imbued is as good as an entire squad of ordinary men.”
    Mina Toress:“Are you sleeping with this girl?”
    Calim Gorn:“No. She’s just a friend.”
    Mina Toress:“Or a mistress?”
  • Calim Gorn shakes his head
    Calim Gorn:“Just a friend.”
    Geralt:“Calim never sleeps with them…”
  • Mina Toress gives him a skeptical look.
    Mina Toress:“Friends like these….”
    “And what about you?”
  • Mina Toress says looking to Geralt.
    Mina Toress:“You sleeping with this horned fury?”
    Geralt:Who Suzu?"
    Mina Toress:“No, imbecile, this woman you want us to help.”
    Geralt:“Not currently, but all through our training here we were a couple.”
    Mina Toress:“The minotaur.”
    “I thought the horned fury part was self explanatory.”
    Geralt:((sorry missed the horned fury part))
    Mina Toress:“Not currently he says?”
    “Is this your angle? Rescue her and sweep her off her feet?”
    Calim Gorn:“A bit difficult to do that when she’s in a war zone and he’s here.”
    Geralt:“Well we have been away on one mission after another. have not had the luxury to visit her like others have…”,
  • Geralt glances to Calim
  • Calim Gorn feigns ignorance
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, I’ve been lucky enough to have my wife accompanying me for most of our adventures so far.”
    Geralt:“I don;t have to sweep her, but I do intent to stand beside her.”
    Mina Toress:“Fine, whatever. You two romantic buffoons decide, and I’ll lend you a hand.”
    “I should be tracking down the future Shogun, but the things I do for love.” she says sarcastically
    Calim Gorn:“Of course I also realize the utility of preventing the new Shogun of Saidai Taiyou from acquiring a legendary weapon…”
    “I just wonder if such a thing is actually possible.”
    Geralt:“We know the Earth Demon’s are a threat. Suzu is a friend of mine too, but Mokoro’s problems are not mine.”
    Mina Toress:“I don’t know, but if your woman Daimyo was to accomplish such a task, it may be the display of strength to prove to her vassals, she is not to be messed with.”
    Geralt:“What is that? Some legendary weapon?”
    Mina Toress:“There is no greater foe, for those in Mokoro.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, dragon sword or some such… The previous ones gave their wielders great powers, like never being slain in single combat or stopping time and so on.”
    Mina Toress:“I don’t know what else she could do to prove her strength than kill the great dragons herself.”
    Calim Gorn:“The Queen wants us to track down the prisoner who escaped from her dungeon, apparently he’s in line to receive the next sword as the next Shogun.”
    Geralt:“So we are to get some sword for her?”
    Calim Gorn:“Or at the least capture the Shogun and prevent him from getting the sword.”
    Mina Toress:“No, we’re to keep this person from ascending to power as the next Shogun and receving such an artifact.”
    Geralt:“Well honestly anything the Queen asks you to do is bound to be riddles with hidden plans.”
    Mina Toress:“He is an escaped prisoner.”
    “A political prisoner.”
    “Having him hostage, was the only thing that kept the Shogunate in line.”
    “Now with him freed, and Mokoro in chaos, its proving to be a vexing problem indeed.”
    Calim Gorn:“And if he acquires the sword then he could become a powerful enemy of the empire.”
    Mina Toress:“And likely retake Mokoro.”
    “Sadai has been waiting for a long time, their forces are unspent.”
    “And Mokoro’s beyond spent.”
    “And the Empire busy with the threat of the earth demons.”
    Calim Gorn:“I hear say that they have pacts with creatures of Aquum as well.”
    Geralt:“Ok, so we halp quell the rebellion and Suzu, but then he finds this sword and all if for naught?’
    DM:Well at least Makoro’s navy is mostly intact, they didn’t actually lose ships just men
    Mina Toress:”It is likely we will loose Mokoro itself potentially."
    DM:so they still got some naval power
    Calim Gorn:“So long as Makoro’s navy remains intact they can at least put up a fight that way.”
    “But if Saidai Taiyou makes landfall then things become more dicey.”
    “They say the Queen’s mother was killed by a massive tentacle creature that Saidai Taiyou’s forces commanded… So I wonder how long Makoro’s navy would last.”
    Mina Toress:“Well, it was the Orotheans actually.”
    Calim Gorn:“Ah, I see… I must be getting my history lessons mixed up again.”
    Mina Toress:“But the Shogunate and they were of the same ilk, fighting the empire.”
    Calim Gorn:“At any rate… Perhaps if we’re swift enough we can recapture or kill Yuu Saidai and prevent all of this… And then come to Suzu’s aid afterwards.”
    Mina Toress:“The enemy of my enemy, sort of deal.”
    Geralt:“Your plan sounds possible. I suppose you need me to help track him?”
    Calim Gorn:“It wouldn’t hurt.”
    (Do we know what Yuu is capable of? Like what his abilities are and such?)
    (Also does the Queen want him recaptured or is she okay with dead or alive?)
    DM:From what the queen told you, he’s basicalyl been imprisoned since he’s a child… basicalyl as an insurance policy hostage.
    So the Shogun wouldn’t attack anymore.
    Though since he spent most of his life in jail he doesn’t have any training. and he’s a mundane.
    Basically he only escaped cause he was pretty much the luckiest motherfucker alive.
    Geralt:so in other words she’s the evil bitch holding people without reason or provocation as a threat
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Yeah basically the Shogun couldn’t be killed by normal means, so they kidanpped his kids
    and used them as leverage.
    So that’s how they got the SHogun’s forces to pull back in the last war with Saidai-Taiyou.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that was the last sword, basically made him invulnerable and he only died of old age
    Mina Toress:brb bathroom
    Geralt:ok, let’s wrap this up, i need to get to bed
    DM:yeah yoiuy can make your decision of where you’re going heh.
  • Geralt starts to consider your options
    Geralt:"Well Vin is strong. I’ll send her a warning and let her know I’ll be there ASAP. Can you facilitate that?
    DM:You could get a message out.
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Calim Gorn:“I think pursuing Yuu Saidai is an endeavor doomed to fail if luck is on his side… But who knows what Saidai Taiyou will do if he ascends to power with that sword.”
    Geralt:“Let’s get this done beforethe poor sap finds his sword. I’m sure I’ll feel real good about killign some dude who has been wrongfully imprisioned his whole life.”
    Yeah he was imprisoned 30 years pretty much.
    Calim Gorn:“We could always just return him to prison…”
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    DM:Well with the Shogun dead, they’re cool with executing him
    They were only keeping him alive while the Shogun was alive. another amazing coincidence that he managed to escape just before or perhaps exactly as the Shogun died.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Yeah shit like that is why I think that quest is doomed from the start
    DM:Makoro supperstition would ceratinly say that.
    Geralt:ok, Geralt is swayed, rather meta style cause no choice is really viable in his opinion, destined to fail no matter which choice
    Calim Gorn:Good thing we aren’t from Makoro I guess?
    DM:heh yeah.
    I mean most of the rest of the civilized empire doesn’t believe that.
    Calim Gorn:Time to flip this dragon the bird
    Geralt:help suzu, dude gets sword and takes over anyway
    DM:Well I mean, it’s not guaranteed he’ll take over with the sword. I mean the last Shogun lost, and the guy doesn’t exactly have combat training right now.
    Of course the sword is a major magical item.. so…
    Calim Gorn:Yeah even if he gets the sword he’s still a mundane who’s spent his whole life in prison
    Geralt:unless the sword’s powers are I will slay every imbued who faces me in combat
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:yeah heh Unless it’s that, of course you coudl always try to kill hm with a mundane then
    Calim Gorn:It’s the World Splitter, it might be really awesome against Earth Demons
    ok, decision made, was wanting some real tear jerking persuasive arguements, lol
    Mina Toress:more likely it heralds in earth demons fucking up the world
    Geralt:i need to get to bed, tired and another big day tomorrow
    Mina Toress:whats big about tomorrow
    got a wrestling match?
    Geralt:more work to do after church
    DM:Okay so you decided to go after the sword?
    Calim Gorn:Okay, so order of priority is 1. Yuu Saidai, 2. Help Suzu, 3. Viniira
    DM:heh okay, poor Viniira.
    Left on her own.
    Mina Toress:bring her with us lol
    we gonna need the help!
    DM:Well Viniira isn’t gonna want to abandon her people lol.
    Suzu maybe you could convince to leave, of course it’d be incredibly cowardly for her to desert the new female daimyo.
    And probably lead to a bunch of “That’s why you can’t trust women” statements. :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:nobody wants to abandon everything, theyre worse than rich people building houses in hurricane zones
    Geralt:i spent the last two days ripping the house apart and cleanign up crap in one or our buildings, burning lots of limbs and scrap from the house demo
    Mina Toress:the leaves here wont fuckin burn, theyre like nomex or something
    DM:well you’ve got proud warrior cultures. They don’t really turn tail and run at the first sign of danger.
    Mina Toress:they wouldnt be in danger if they lived away from it ::-p
    Calim Gorn:Can I ask Alyssa to persuade Ellenya to send Megumi some equipment? lol
    Geralt:i’m remodeling the house so ripping off the old fiber board wall crap, tearing down all the stupid trim, going to knock out some walls and open the floor plan up
    DM:Hmm.. yeah I guess Alyssa might try that.
    Calim Gorn:I mean Ellenya is all about girl power
    Plus it’s another opportunity for field testing
    And she’s been wanting to expand business into Makoro
    That’s a massive untapped market
    Mina Toress:if the shoguns sword is a nodachi, looks like mina is the next shogun
    ninja loot ftw
    Calim Gorn:Except you’ll have to spend like 50 points for it as a device to be able to use it lol
    Geralt:to bad tis not a lott system where things you get actually matter
    Mina Toress:just wear it for decoration
    Ellenya Toress:“Hmm well I guess I could send over the Mk 1… Though I’d need some guarantee it’d come back and I’d get the data.”
    DM:heh, well the sword can’t really be picked up by others, at least last time someone tried that, bad shit happened.
    Calim Gorn:“Of course.”
    DM:When they killed one Shogun and tried to take his sword.
    Mina Toress:i know im just joking around
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I was wondering if we could take the sword for ourselves heh
    DM:you could but history dictates that’s a bad idea.. cause another imbued, one of the Blessed Six actually had that same idea
    where he rushed for the loot as the sword dropped
    Mina Toress:the tabris loot maneuver?
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Yeah heh… it’s detaailed there.
    Mina Toress:i know about it, i made hachi remmeber
    tho ironically i retire him and now the story goes all heavy mokoro/sadai
    Ellenya Toress:“Well what kind of guarantee I’ll have that this thing will be piloted by someone competetn and that itl’l come back in one peice…. if it gets trashed it’s going to hurt the company image a lot.”
    DM:heh… well I mean the story jumps around to different places.
    It’s sorta intended that its’ gonna be in different regions every once in a while.
    Mina Toress:fine whatever, give me an excuse to find the muramasa in mokoro or something
    Geralt:ok, peace out, see you next tme for some major screwing… i made sure the lube was in my bag
    Calim Gorn:“My bandmate Suzu has trained extensively in the use of Magitech and she’s a competent pilot. And if she wrecks it then I’ll pay for it myself.”
    Ellenya Toress:"This thing is really expensive… "
    Calim Gorn:“Then I suppose I’ll be indebted to you for some time.”
    Mina Toress:does it have progressive?
    Discount Double Bitch
    Calim Gorn:lol
    “You’ve got to put it to the test eventually… And it’s not like Earth Demons would be easier to get salvage from.”
    Ellenya Toress:“Hmm.. well if you can get the Grand Duke or the Queen to sign off on it.. I suppose I can do that.”
    Calim Gorn:lol… Hey dad I need a loan…
    “I’ll see what I can arrange…”
    Ellenya Toress:“This is the most advanced magitech armor ever created… second only to the Mk 2 which is still in development.”
    Calim Gorn:“I’m sure Father will be interested in its performance then. He’s always acquiring the latest technology.”
    Ellenya Toress:“Well you better not be stealing my designs! That’s all proprietary tech protected by the Artificer’s guild.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, of course. But Father will be a regular customer if you can provide something that impresses him.”
    “And my recommendation will carry weight with him.”
    “How about I trade my recommendation to him for your unit helping my friend?”
    Ellenya Toress:“If this thing works out, it’s not going to need any recommendations, besides have you ever piloted a magitech armor before? And past lives don’t count.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    “I’ve had some basic training on them.”
    (I have +10 Vehicles)
    DM:ah okay, you ddi put ranks in it?
    Calim Gorn:Yes
    DM:heh okay
    Calim Gorn:So I can use one if the opportunity ever arises =P
    Ellenya Toress:“Hmm… well just get him or the Queen rto sign off on the expenses if anything bad happens to it.. it’s still a prototype, so it has some bugs.”
    Calim Gorn:“Very well, I’ll see what I can arrange.”
    (Can burn a Hero point through my Connected advantage maybe? Heh)
    Or get Alyssa to make a Persuade check for me, lol
    DM:heh okay. I’ll let you use a hero point. I mean Alyssa ain’t really gonna convince Tharian to do it probably… I mean unless she’s gonna sleep with him.. but the queen is keeping her on too tight a leash for that
    Calim Gorn:lol well she could convince the queen
    I mean I figure Cheisa would want to see Megumi win
    DM:Yeah she coudl potentially, but I’m gonna charge ya a hero point anyway… since Herlock si technically out of the game so not doing too mcuh.
    Calim Gorn:lol okay
    DM:Alyssa is gonanb e fairly minor, I’ll let you use her for some connections but you can’t really keep her as a pocket diplomancer.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I expected that much
    I mean I have the advantage and she is my wife so I figure it’s a good use of the advantage but I don’t expect to get +30 Persuasion checks all around
    Ellenya Toress:“Okay I’ll have it shipped over… Suzu better know what she’s doing.. she does know what she’s doing right?”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, she’s probably the best pilot in all of Makoro.”
    DM:At first Ellenya is moderately pleased, but then thinks about it a minute and gives a half-frown.
    Calim Gorn:Hahaha
    Mina Toress:and so…..mokoro’s love of giant robots begins
    Calim Gorn:Yessss
    DM:hehe yup.
    Could be thes tart of a new age.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s what I’m hoping, lol
    They get their asses kicked by a little girl in a giant robot and suddenly decide that Magitech is pretty awesome
    Calim Gorn:Either way hopefully that’ll help Suzu hold out until I can get over there myself, heh
    Yeah didn’t expect you guys to hang Viniira out to dry like that :)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Well if it was actually possible to accomplish this stuff as three solo quests that’d be the best way to do it… But since you insist that’s near impossible doesn’t leave us a lot of options
    DM:heh well the odds certainly woudln’t be with you… and since the odds already aren’t with you already in the seven swords quest.. that’d be doubly bad.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:I dunno if it’d say it’d be totally impossible but like there’s a decent chance someone might die, and I don’t watn Sef to have to make a new cahracter again :P
    Calim Gorn:Yeah we’re probably gonna be rolling every check at Disadvantage like in 5e
    DM:yeah heh. and you can probably expect a lot of complications to be tossed at you.
    Just as a warning :)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Granted, you’re probably at the lowest risk of outright dying here though.
    The Earth demon msision is by far the most risky. They’ll straigh tup kill you.
    And in Makoro they may kill you too depending on circumstances. heh.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Well in Makoro they may at least just ransom us off
    Instead of outright killing us
    I mean they probably wouldn’t kill Calim
    Mina is probably fucked.
    they don’t like vampires
    and Geralt isn’t looking good either
    Though given you’re married to the princess, they wouldn’t really want to fuck up that relationship.
    Calim Gorn:Once again it pays to be a nobleman
    To the earh demons though, you’re all equal.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    G is gonna be pissed if Viniira ends up dead though
    DM:Yeah heh, well I did give you a choice, granted a tough one, but like… none of the characters are automatically destined for death. Though some might die if you don’t help em.
    Suzu is probably more likely to end up brutally raped and imprisoned.
Session Log 23

DM:Calim Gorn refreshes Luck points.
you upgrade yourself with the new points Sef?
Sefiros:oh yeah give me a sec I’ll go do that
just got in
Herlock:i was running my hostess club sorry
DM:hostess club?
Tabris:lol wut
its a mini game in yakuza 0
Tabris:Ah right
DM:Wasn’t sure if you became an EVE hooker trying to earn money to outfit your ship or what :P
Herlock:i got a famous real life porn star as my top hostess
DM:They actually have real porn stars in the game?
DM:heh wow
That’s pretty cool.
Herlock:japan is a special place
DM:Yeah lol.
So long as your porn star isn’t the cosmic tentacle horror. He’s in everything Japanese.
Tabris:I see no problem with this
well yeah you wouldn’t. :P
btw you all spend your extra chracter points? I know Tab has.. dunno about Sef and herlock
Herlock:i didnt
oh well
i will later
DM:heh okay.
If you choose not to spend em yet, no big deal
Herlock:i still get them later on right
like i am not losing 5 points forever?
your total still stays the same
you can never lose points.
you just haven’t spent em yet.
So they’re dead points until you spend them
Tabris:Can just spend ‘em now while we’re waiting for G, lol
i dont even know if i am gonna keep alyssa
i dunno how i feel about her
Sefiros:hmm i cant decide how i wannt spend my exactly, i played around a bit, but think I’m just gonna hold off for now, might save em up for a nice airship
Herlock:can i take wealth 4?
or 5 or whatever it goes up
DM:Probably the multi-millionaire level is about as high as you can purchse. You’d need some kinda story reason to go higher.
I mean you can probably talk the queen into giving you a sizeable pool fo resources to work with but like to rise to that higher level it gets difficult
I was thinking of maybe revamping wealth to some degree as well, where you get bonus ranks for having vehicles and headquarters and such. I haven’t actually done that yet tho.
Was maybe gonna do it for next week if I got some time
Always gotta tinker with something
DM:yeah you know me :)
Tabris:Guess I need to start taking ranks in Wealth or it’ll be all “Well you don’t have any ranks in Wealth so you’re basically living in the gutter”
DM:Well nah, I wasn’t gonna do that.
I mea that’s another reason I kinda wanted to redo it since you’re kinda assumed to have 1 or 2 ranks pretty much by default just for your house and what not
so I didn’t really wnat people paying points for like basic expenses when you essentially get that shit for free in this campaign
Tabris:Yeah I mean if we’re nobles and shit we should be able to like, request stuff from the House now and then and more or less afford any mundane thing we want
Similaryl I wanted the richer characters to have vehicles and a strongohld and such as a representation of wealth, since all the rich kids got that stuff.
So I’d probably give people a sort of automatic wealth from having an airship or a headquarters and such. SInce if you got a castle or a big vehicle you should get the cash to support it anyway
Tabris:lol yeah, that was one of the things I wanted for Ellenya and could never squeeze in, a badass airship
DM:yeah heh.
Wel I did halve the normal cost for vehicles
Somaybe she could now
Anyway.. since everyone is here… we ready to get going?
Garrion:ready enough
Tabris:You spend your points G?
DM:okay will start by refreshing everyone’s luck and Bag of Tricks points…
Garrion:have to decide how i want to devote them
DM:Justy S. Lastrium refreshes Luck points., Calim Gorn refreshes Luck points., Alyssa Toress refreshes Luck points., Mina Toress refreshes Luck points., Geralt refreshes Luck points.

  • Tabris feels luckier after surviving that last mission
    Sefiros:yeah same here G, was thinking of taking an airship for our gang
    Garrion:what are those?
    Sefiros:itd prolly get blasted our of the sky the 1st sesison with my luck
  • Calim Gorn feels luckier after surviving that last mission
    Garrion:never used them before, something new you come up with?
    Sefiros:better save up for something that aint a lemon
    DM:Luck and BoT are advantages you can buy that effectively free rerolls (for luck), and BoT is free power stunts.
    Sefiros:dont wanna get stuck with a pinto airship from the used car lott
    DM:They’re sorta like “free” hero points you get.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, I mean we can charter a mundane airship on our own easily enough
    DM:Lucky is from the books, bag of tricks is a new advantage that works similarly, juust a diff purpose.
    Sefiros:yeah i hear ya, i just was going for a bit of Setzer with my own airship
    Garrion:so why just now getting added?
    DM:They refresh at the start of each adventure basically
    And you just finished your last adventure
    Calim Gorn:They’ve always been around, you’ve just never seen him refresh them before, lol
    Garrion:something special or just feeling nice?
    i see
    DM:Yeah I refershed em to start the game I think. but thats it
    I’m kinda stingy on refreshing em
    Sorta a DM call largely when to refersh em.
  • Calim Gorn crosses out kinda, writes in “extremely”
    DM:Tab was a lot more generous for his M&M game he ran.
    Calim Gorn:More generous as in I went by what it says in the book =P
    DM:Well it’s more generous than me.
    And if people still take it, then it tells me I’m not being overly stingy.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Anyway I’m ready to go whenever
    Garrion:this site is a pain in the ass to navigate and find stuff
    DM:heh which site, the hero SRD?
    DM:yeah I usualyl just google whatever I want to find and put hero srd at the end
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    DM:so Itll be like “Damage hero srd”
    Calim Gorn:I just reference a PDF of the main book
    DM:and that has a better chance of findign it than normal navigation
    Sefiros:yeah they redid it G i think
    for mobile
    its been a pain to navigate since
    the effects section is more of a pain to find shit than it use to be especially
    some of the links seemed broken too irc
    DM:Anyway… last we left off you had escaped Adron’s facility narrowly after the chaose of the fire-possessed humans, and set the whole thign to detonate…
    And Justy took you back to the inn to explain what had happened…
    Since she obviously fought those things before.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“So I’m sure you guys are all wondering what happened back there…”
    Calim Gorn:“Somewhat…”
    Garrion:“Yes, what were those things?”
    Sefiros:“Those things weren’t from inside that facility were they?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“You remember hearing about that expedition to Ssithiyen from about a year ago? It was the one where Sir Duwar Garaz. went missing.. and Selehana Garaz got killed by Sefiros.”
    Mina Toress:“You cursed the Templars, as if blaming them, not to mention all the cold ammunition and forst grenades were missing from the armory.”
    Calim Gorn:“Ah yeah, that expedition… Rumor was they found some sort of artifact down there, right?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“I’m sure you heard about it in training. Anyway, I was on that expedition, along with some other members of Dragon Band, Helenia, Sythe, Hana… and a few others like Alyssa’s cousin Ellenya.”
    “Yeah, they’d detected something under the ice, and they assumed it was more elven artifacts.. maybe even the second Aylanae. Anyway it was heat source of some kind.”
  • Calim Gorn frowns… “I think I see where this is going…”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“So we were all tasked with drilling through the ice and getting to it.”
    “Anyway before we even got down to this thing, somethow it managed to infect one of the leading researchers on the project… when we found him he was frozne in ice though. We only later learned that Sefiros did it, though not consciuosly…”
    Calim Gorn:“Not consciously?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“The best guess at the time was that the archmagi placed some kind of suggestion in his brain while he was in the Somanaru…”
  • Calim Gorn raises an eyebrow
    Calim Gorn:“They can do that?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Well they use it to perform Mind Death.. so…”
    “It also had some part in creating new archmagi too… so who knows what else it can do.”
    “Obviously we can’t prove any of this, but I dont’ think Sefiros did it of conscious will since he didn’t even remember doing it.”
    “He had mana-based ice magic… which was reasonably good at stopping this thing.”
    “Anyway, when we had a formal investigation of the scientist.. we discovered that his organs were cooked on the inside.”
    “And this was before we dug the sphere up.”
    “But I’m probably getting ahead of myself here.”
    “So we continued the drilling… and eventually sent down some kind of submersible that Ellenya built, and we discovered what was once a box of solidified Aquum under the ice, we suspected it was a frozen lake of sorts.. though it had formed a sort of eggshaped opening where there was water instead of ice.”
    “The box of solidified Aquum had been shattered and floating there was this sphere… it didn’t radiate any Aela, Nuumian or Aquum and was quite simply unlike anything we encountered.”
    “Then somehow the sphere possessed one of our group Taesian Stormblood.”
    “After that people in the base, mundanes started to get infected like you saw in Adron’s facility.”
  • Calim Gorn frowns…
    Mina Toress:“This brings a whole new meaning to playing with fire.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“And we learned the hard way what these things were capable of… they fed on Aela and Mana… the infected were literally drained of thier life energy, though were somehow able to move.”
    Garrion:“So the question remains, what was it doing there?”
    “at Adron’s”
  • Mina Toress raises a brow at the commend of them being drained of energy.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Anyway, all hell broke loose… and we had to collapse our base, fortunately the thing was under the ice to protect against the cold so we buried the sphere under a ton of ice.”
    “However, when people got word of this thing, everyone wanted a peice of it.. the Templar, Adron, the Great Houses, and even teh Sun Clan.”
    “Oshiro didn’t really give a shit though if I remember right.”
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Calim Gorn:“Sounds like him.”
    Mina Toress:“Everyone was all fired up eh?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Since there was no real precedent for this thing… Adron moved in first, he was able to mobilize an expedition first, working with Ellenya Toress.”
    “Apparently he was going to encase the thing in some kind of Aquum like it was found, don’t ask me how he tried to pull that off…”
    “Anyway… after he suppsoedly recovered it, President Lastar showed up with his Guild of Swords and took it from Adron.
    “NObody really knew who hired Lastar, or what became of it since then.”
    Calim Gorn:“Until its creations showed up here.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Some people even suspected Adron had it and the whole thing was a ruse to throw off suspicons.”
    “Yeah… apparently the Templar had it the whole time, or the archmagi.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Calim Gorn:“They were the only ones other than us who knew about this place.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“That thing woudl have been able to break through the defenses Adron had set up.”
    “And they could always claim it was an accident in Adron’s facility that unleashed it if he complained.”
    “Since nobody knows who has it, people will just assume it originated from inside the facility.”
    Calim Gorn:“So that means now we’re the only ones who know they have this thing…”
    “Unless we play along and blame Adron.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Well I bet it’s still down tehre buried, unless they found a way to harness it into a weapon.”
    Calim Gorn:“They would just toss it down there and let it get buried?”
  • Justy S. Lastrium shrugs.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“I don’t know, but I certainly don’t want to go digging it up.. I’m more worried that that thing will be able to affect the people of Trisemmon.”
    “It’s onyl a mile down… and it was able to penetrate several miles of ice to inffect the scientist.”
    Calim Gorn:“Maybe it’s not even down there then… Maybe they just moved it close enough to infect someone down there.”
    Mina Toress:“Not sure why they’d leave it down there and not recover it.”
    Calim Gorn:“But then how would they be able to direct it…”
    Mina Toress:“Unless leaving it down there in and of itself serves some purpose?”
    “Maybe they want to see if it affects the earth demons?”
  • Mina Toress shrugs.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah… unless they know how to use it. We never did figure out how ti worked..”
    Calim Gorn:“The Archmages know much that they don’t tell anyone else…”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Bujt I can say the Templar have some really strange projects.. there was another weird dome they were building out in the desert near Saerlon.”
    “It was some kind of weapon as far as I could tell, designed to laucnh mass quantities of Aela into the air and then ignite it.”
    “Creating some sort of giant firestorm.”
    Calim Gorn:“And so the pawns march across the board…”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“So I dont’ exactly trust the Templar.. who knows if it was some new defense against Daelan or… I don’t even know.”
    “And this doesn’t make me feel all that mcuh better about them.”
    Calim Gorn:“They probably think it’s some great blessing from Sheyl or whatever… ‘O sacred divine light of Sheyl!’”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah that about sums it up.”
    “Some kind of ancient elven device they’re trying to reconstruct…”
    “And the Archmagi… we’ll they’renot saying much… even Helenia won’t tell me anything. She just says I have to trust that the Archmagi are doing what they do fro a good reason.”
    Calim Gorn:“Of course…”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“But anyway, I thought you all should know…”
    Mina Toress:“Well, I hope this doesn’t mean we’re now all expendable, since we know about this….”
    “Though you’re still alive I suppose.”
    Calim Gorn:“We’re Imbued, so hopefully not… Well, I guess you aren’t though.”
    Mina Toress:“Then again, if they knocked you off, it’d cause a big fuss here in Ronen.”
    “Not so sure about the rest of us.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah they don’t seem to go about killing off imbued over it… though we were all sworn to that pledge not to tell anyone or its treason.”
    Mina Toress:“Ha…”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“So I’m sure they’ll Mind death us if we talk, not to mention all the chaos it would cause.”
    Mina Toress:“Yes, I suppose they always have that option to fall back on.”
    “The great Imbued recycler in the sky.”
  • Calim Gorn suddenly goes quiet as he concentrates on something…
    Mina Toress:“I’d recommend none of you get stupid and decide to go inside that thing.”
    “The Somanaru that is.”
    “You might come out feeling like a new person, literally….”
  • Justy S. Lastrium nods.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Who knows what the archmagi can do with that thing, or what their plan is.”
    Mina Toress:“Control, it’s always about control.”
    “They’re afraid of the chaos that is existence. The elves apparently weren’t in control, they don’t want to end up in the same place.”
    “Good luck with that…..” she mumbles bitterly
    “I wonder what the Bards are going to be saying about all this.”
  • Calim Gorn frowns…
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Well I’m sure Adron’s people will try to keep it under wraps as best as possible, of course with that many witnesses… it’s going to be hard to cover up.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yeah, plus all the rumbling and shaking and such.”
    Mina Toress:“Seems like controlling Ronen may be the more difficult task at hand, rather than worrying about the earth demons.”
    “The earth demon scare may actually help them in that regard, stir some kind of Imperial solidarity.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah, I’m sure they’ll try to paint it as one of Adron’s expirements failed and blew up on him.”
    “If they ever knew the TEmplar were behind it, there’d be chaos.”
    Mina Toress:“Indeed…” she says with a slight mischevious smirk
    Calim Gorn:“Even so, it’s true that Adron has been using Nuumian in his experiments… He made that Magitech armor firing those Nuumian blasts… Speaking of which, are you two okay?”
  • Calim Gorn asks Alyssa and Geralt
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Of course the Templar would probably come down on us hard if anyone was to leak it.”
    “Oh yeah, we should get you guys checked out back at Aylanae, the sooner you get a dose of water, the better.”
    “Doesn’t look like it heavily penetrated your suits.. but better safe than sorry.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Earth Rot isn’t anything to be playing around with.”
    Calim Gorn:“And then we should call up our friend and let the Earth Demons know that the sky man can’t steal their souls any more.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“I just really hope they’re friendly and that wasn’t a trick just to get us to destroy Adron’s defenses…”
    Calim Gorn:“I don’t know if I’d call them friendly… But the impression I got was that they just wanted to be left alone and were only retaliating for what Adron had done.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“I’m going to hang around Trisemmon and make sure nobody starts spontaneously combustign in the streets.”
    Calim Gorn:“Probably not a bad idea…”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“But you guys should report back and do your thing. You should probably tell the Earth Demons to stay away fromt he sphere if it’s down there too…”
    “I have no idea how it’d interact with them, but… either way I figure it’s probably not a good thing if they try anything with it.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yeah.”
    Mina Toress:“Molten earth demons, are even scarier proposition.”
    Calim Gorn:“Lava Demons?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah.”
    Calim Gorn:“If the thing only consumes Aela and Mana though it may not do anything to them…”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Well we don’t know what else it consumes.”
    “Aquum seemed immune… I have no idea about Nuumian.”
    DM:Alright so unless you got any quesitons was gonna FF to you returning to Aylanae.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah works for me
    DM:Btw you can remove your modifiers for the Nuumian protectives uits you got, since you’ll be changing back to nromal gear.
    Unless you want to either pay a hero point to use the nuumian suit in an additional scene or pay actual equip points for it, it’ll basicalyl be “gone” as far as the game system is concerned.
    And won’t become part of your regular equipment.
    You return to the flaoting city of Aylanae… fortunately you took only some minro hits from the Nuumian weapons and your suits protected you from any Earth Rot.
    Calim Gorn:Yay
    DM:So you can fully heal yourselves up.
    You go to visit the templar and give your report I presume?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, unless Geralt wants to leader us somewhere else
    DM:Yeah heh Geralt is in charge again since Justy left the group.
    So it’ll be his call.
    Apparently he’s not there…
    Garrion:i have no input
    the first call of business shoul dbe to reoport in
    DM:Alright so you go visit the Sunlord to give your report…
    Garrion:unless the others have some alternative destination for some reason
    Calim Gorn:Nah
    DM:The sunlord appears a bit more anxious than usual as you enter her office, though seems a bit relieved when you show up.
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“How did the mission go?”
    Calim Gorn:“Mission accomplished.”
    DM:Her face seems to relax as she hears that.
    Calim Gorn:(Mina have permission to be on Aylanae?)
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Thank Sheyl.”
    Mina Toress:“The opposite was quite inflamed at our prescence.”
    DM:Yeah Mina can enter for now since she’s working for the templar
    Mina Toress:opposition*
    DM:Tehy gave her some special permissions at least for the durations of her work with the Templar here.
    Epsecialyl with this war, it seems special permissions are made more commonly.
    ANd they’re being more lax with allowing troops to move about Aylanae and such. They even let some supplies and soldiers from the guild of swords move about, though restricted to the loading docks area.
    When previously they wouldn’t even be able to set foot in the city.
    Calim Gorn:“We confirmed the presence of Nuumian powered Magitech Armors… Though they were buried in the collapse.”
  • Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope nods.
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Remember you must keep what you saw there secret.. for the good of the empire.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Calim Gorn:“I don’t know if anyone would believe us if we told them anyway.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Better safe than sorry…”
    “And all they would need is the public word of one of you and a few witnesses to create a mass panic.”
    “And if that happens, then Ronen’s support in this war, and perhaps this empire could dissolve almsot overnight.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes… For the greater good, as you say.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Alright I suppose you should do what you can to let the Earth Demons of Ronen know that the threat has been eliminated.”
  • Calim Gorn nods… “By your leave then.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“And we can all pray that Sheyl’s light will break through this darkness.”
    “You are dismissed.”
    Garrion:“Thank you.”
  • Garrion leaves
  • Geralt leaves
  • Calim Gorn leaves as well
    Geralt:“Well that was less than ceremonious, considering all we did.”
    Calim Gorn:"What were you expecting, a medal and a hearty “Job well done!’?”
    Geralt:“Well now that you mention it…”
  • Geralt grins
    Mina Toress:“Unaccustomed to having your ass formally kissed?”
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Geralt:“I guess we need to head back to get the druid.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yeah. Hopefully the Earth Demons will be happy to hear the news.”
    DM:OKay I’ll quickly FF to you picking up Laaza again.
    I’ll assume you’re going right to his hoem town and not going to Aontas first (the main Hydra home base)
    Unles calim wants to go see Laventa. heh.
    Calim Gorn:lol, well of course I want to see her… Just wondering if I can come up with a good excuse that won’t arouse suspicion
    Geralt:i have no reason to divert
    Calim Gorn:“You mind if we stop at Aontas? The big offensive is happening soon and I’d like to see Laventa off and wish her luck.”
    Geralt:“Just make it short. We don’t want the Earth Demons to attack before we can report to them.”
    Calim Gorn:“Of course.”
  • Calim Gorn goes to see Laventa once they land in Aontas
    DM:heh okay. Meerin was also going to talk to Geralt.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Geralt… what became of your mission? I hope good news, as it is in rare supply these days.”
    Geralt:ok, am i summoned?
    DM:This is a meeting in private btw in his home.
    Geralt:“Yes, Laaza was able to talk with the Earth Deoms and we discovered what was getting them riled up. We took care of it and now need to go make sure everything is calmed down.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“That is good, as the first assault will start soon, and I fear we’ll be inciting the earth demons of Yindae to show us all their wrath.”
    Geralt:“We should have no further problems from them if all goes well.”
    “I can not remark on the war efforts here, as we have not been involved with those.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“You’re playing your part Geralt. Doing waht you do best.”
    “And it seems the faith placed in you and your companions was not misplaced.”
    “I know you are eager to join us on the front lines, but we will need Ronen’s war machines if we are to pull through.”
    Geralt:“Thank you for your praise Meerin.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“It is well-earned Geralt.”
    Geralt:“Have you heard any details about the local conflict?”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“We’ve turned Aontas into a staging area for the assault that’s going to happen soon, I hear it happens tomorrow at some point and our clan intends to join the offensive.. all of our greatest warriors have gathered here, ready to move out as well.”
    “We will show those Earth Demon bastards the power of the hydra’s bite.”
    Geralt:“I hope the best for our men and women. Unfortunately we must get Laaza and return to our mission.”"
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“I only hope that Laaza is correct and the Earth Spirits of Ronen have not been corrupted as ours have.”
    “But only time shall tell. Farewell my friend. If this is the last time we see each other, know that I am proud of you.”
    Geralt:“Thank you and be careful in the days to come.”
    DM:He nods.. and we’ll move on to you going to see Laaza.. we can basically assume Calim and Laventa have a good time together heh.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    DM:Of course.. maybe Alyssa is following em, assuming Herlock is here, which I don’t think he is…
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh he’s been quiet the whole time
    Don’t think he’s tehre.
    Calim Gorn:Probably still playing Yakuza 0
    Calim Gorn:All the better for me to cheat on my wife with my sister!
    DM:Yeah lol.
    Get em while his guard is down.
    Calim Gorn:I’m assuming Geralt comes to get me and interrupts us and I have to scramble to get my clothes back on
    But we can move on past that, lol
    DM:heh… yeah actualyl given Geralt’s keen sense of smell.. he muight have a good idea of what transpired in there. :P
    Calim Gorn:Clearly he has a cold
    smells like tuna in here…
    Calim Gorn:I have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about!
    Geralt:you been eating queen of the sea again?
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:just bring any black mail material to me for immediate usage
    Calim Gorn:Good thing Geralt doesn’t have super hearing too… Or does he
    Geralt:i do
    Calim Gorn:Actually wait I think he does
    DM:heh, okay so Geralt kinda plays dumb as far as wha’ts going on in there… and you proceed towards the territory of the Elwhyer clan.
    yeah he totally does.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:yeah he’d probably have a decent ide aof what was going on in there
    and probably figuring out why you and Alyssa haven’t gotten along all that well :P
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Suddenly it all makes perfect sense
    DM:Not sure if he wants to comment on this or just decide not to get involved.
    Geralt:i’ll just leave it be.. was thinking of coming up with some pun but we can move on
    Mina Toress:why did you take smell anyways? i thought geralt just had super ears?
    im no expert tho
    Geralt:no, he also has scent tracking
    DM:Geralt fails his witty pun check, and proceeds along….
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:in the games it is manefested as a cloud trail that you follow
    if you lose the trail you have to go back to the last know location
    Mina Toress:fart sniffing eh
    DM:As you’re arriving over Laaza’s town of Elwhenae… you can see something is amiss as you can see several of the structures ablaze.
    Calim Gorn:Oh goody
    “Well this isn’t good…”
    DM:It’s nightfall btw, and you can make out the flames in the distance.
  • Geralt runs to Laaza’s hut."
    DM:Well remember he lived a little ways away in a cave, so probably doesn’t have anything to burn.
    Calim Gorn:Probably Lastar’s goons fucking around
    Mina Toress:you forgot to put tracking on your smell, you just have it as an advantage
    ie like a ranger
    DM:Did you want to try to steer the airship away from the main town and isntead go towards his cave or you gonna see what th attack is about first in the main town?
    Mina Toress:thats why it cofnused me
    Geralt:have as advntage
    DM:Remember all the clan’s soldiers are likely in Aontas preparing for the attack… so it’s a soft target.
    Mina Toress:yeah thats skill based tracking i think
    Geralt:so covers my ears, nose and eyes
    Mina Toress:yeah im not sure how it works, i just have the mod on hachis olfactory
    same for mina
    Geralt:was told it equivocated to the same effect
    DM:It’s likely mostly elders, women and children, not many of the great warrors… of cours you could prioiritze Laaza first.. or you could try to head to the main town…
    Mina Toress:yeah whatever dont matter just pointing it out incase you goofed
    DM:At this moment your airship is still approaching so you can see it in the distance.
    Calim Gorn:“What should we do? Grab Laaza and run?”
    DM:If anyone has extended vision, I’ll give you a per cehck to see more.
    Geralt:“As much as I want to find out what is going on we do need to make sure Laaza is safe first.”
    DM:Also Geralt can give me a knowledge rol for druidic magic or a Yt knowledge (btw whenever I suggest multiple skills if you have both you can combine ranks)
    Nots ure if anyone else has either of those.
    Mina Toress:“What’s the commotion all about down there?” she says perhaps with a bored look
    DM:Geralt sees something odd in one of the flames as you’re approaching… it’s not a burning building but rather a burning pyre… he recognizes it from lore about the Sun Clan, as it’s a ceremonial display of victory when they conquer an enemy they’ll burn a pyre showing the strength of the sun spirit to the demoralized masses, also burning several of their greatest warriros in it.
    Calim Gorn:I got Expertise (Military) if it applies
    DM:The Sun Clan and the Elwhyer have always had their issues, but since joinign the empire they’ve never had open warfre like this…
    Calim Gorn:Heh, damn Sun Clan
    DM:But perhaps they saw this as an opportunity…
    Geralt:this is Hydra teritory?
    Geralt:ok, game on muthas
    DM:The Elwhyer clan is one of the subclans of the Hydra (one of the heads so to speak)
    So this is basically a straight up invasion from the looks of it.
    So you gonna try to secure Laaza first was the plan?
    Geralt:“Looks like the Sun Clan may be up to this. We need to get Laaza safe then I need to find out what is going on.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Calim Gorn:“Agreed, Laaza takes priority.”
    DM:Also keep in mind that your airship will be pretty visible if you wnat to take it all the way to either the town or Laaza’s cave.
    DM:Well if you wanted to take the slow route you could disembark several miles away.
    And proceed on foot and leave the airship behind.
    Calim Gorn:(What’s the speed on the airship? I might be able to outrun it, lol)
    DM:heh no, it’s got speed 7.
    Geralt:nah, need to get to Laaza ASAP
    DM:It’s way faster than you :P
    Calim Gorn:Ah okay, lol
    DM:okay you fly the airship over near where Lazaa’s cave is. I’ll give you eacha perception cehck to try to find the right area.. it’s not exactly easy to find since it’s out of the way and you’re looking from the sky at night.
    All those who visited it before can amke a roll. Though I’m gonna say you assitst the guy with the highest perception bonus
    Calim Gorn:Well I got Darkvision
    Geralt:i think that gets it
    DM:Geralts keen eyes pick up the location withut mcuh problem. Even from the sky perspective and you get there as quickly as possible.. disembarking by ropes from the edge of the ship while it hovers.
    Geralt can also spot that in response to the airships approach the forces that were attacking seem to be pulling back.
    Calim Gorn:Does there seem to be any sign of intruders here?
    DM:Though not before casting some more fire spells, raining fire on more buildings, apparently tryinng to exterminate who tehy can.
    The cave area itself doesn’t show anyone on the outside.. of course inside… who knows…
  • Geralt rushes into the cave
    DM:There’s no other real settlements around for them to burn since Laaza lived a few mles off in his own secluded cave.
  • Calim Gorn heads in along with Geralt
    DM:Also among the invaders Geralt could pick out some of them riding winged beasts.. very likely wyverns.
    DM:You both run into the cave… while Mina and Alyssa stay on board (unless I hear otherwise)
    Geralt:but they fleeing now
    DM:Yeah it seems the approahc of the airship has got the cowrds into retreat though they are doing thier best to torch the place.
    It looks like they are pulling back though
    Geralt:how far is town from here?
    DM:Though they probably don’t want to engage an airship (or see their treachery revealed)
    It’s about 7 miles away.
    Geralt:hmm, too far to run
    DM:Andin a pretty well hidden area, Laaza preferred his privacy, basically in a hillside.
    Geralt:ok, lts worry about getting Laaza first
    DM:You rush inside and find the place undisturbed.. Laaza is snoring in a crude bed.
    Though he snaps awake a bit at the sound of your running.
    Laaza:“You again… what is it?”
    Geralt:“Laaza, wake up! The town is under attack by the sun clan. We need to get you aboard the ship.”
    Calim Gorn:“The village is under attack… We were coming for your help again and saw the flames and wanted to make certain you were safe.”
  • Mina Toress peers out over the railing, awaiting their return.
    Laaza:“What? The SUn Clan? Those bastards!”
    “We must attack!”
    DM:The old man’s face shows rage.. clearly he’s not immune to his clans hatred of the Sun Clan….
    Geralt:“Yes, so it seems. If we hurry I may be able to intercept some of them and get some answers for this trechery.”
    Calim Gorn:“Come with us to our airship where you will be safe, then we can give chase. They are already starting to pull back.”
    Laaza:“Safe? While my brothers burn? I think not. I may be old but I am no coward.”
    Geralt:“ether way we must hirry to get there.”
    Calim Gorn:“They are already retreating and the village is miles away. We won’t get there on foot in time.”
    Laaza:“On foot.. perhaps not…”
  • Laaza speaks a few words of druidic magic.
    DM:The magic does take some energy out of him it seems.
    Laaza:“But I shall arrange some transportation… Hurry, hurry…”
  • Calim Gorn glances at Geralt with a worried expression
  • Geralt looks at him quizzically.
    DM:The old man moves as quickly as he can towards the entrance of the cave… where you find a trio of what look to be wild horses running towards your positon.
    Laaza:“There… there are our mounts.”
    Calim Gorn:(lol I can probably run faster than a horse)
    DM:lol yeah you probably can.
    Calim Gorn:“I have no need of a horse, you’ve already seen how fast I can run. But the airship is even faster.”
    Laaza:“Trust one of those flying contraptions in battle? I think not. The sun clan will sink that unnatural thing with the simplest of fire spells.”
    DM:He mounts up on his horse.
    Calim Gorn:(to Geralt) “Are all your elders this stubborn?”
    Mina Toress:shadowfax make haste
    Laaza:“To battle my friends… I thought you’re supposed to be soldiers of the empire!”
    DM:The druid seems to have let hate and concern for his fellow clanmates overcome any sense of caution.. and you can tell he’s quite eager to rush in.. he’s arleady fatigued from that summoning spell he cast…
    Geralt:’Yes, how do you think I learned…"
  • Geralt follow with haste.. downing a Swallow potion on the ride.
  • Calim Gorn takes the horse just to keep pace with the others
    DM:The horses are enhanced with some kind of druidic magic and faster than a normal horse btw.
    Still not airship speeds but significantly faster than on foot.
  • Calim Gorn waves at the airship as they set off, pointing towards the village
    DM:The airship follows behind yout though doesn’t realyl lead the way (it’s only a transport not a warship)
    Unles Mina or Alyssa are gonna try to spur it into action heh… though they odn’t appear to be here.
  • Mina Toress shakes her head wondering what the fuck theyre doing charging off on horses.
  • Mina Toress transforms into a swarm of bats to go join them.
    DM:heh okay you fly down to join them. I assume your bats can fly at at least speed 3?
    Course you could just mount double I suppose if they can’t keep up.
    Geralt:((i always knew she was batty….))
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:yeah its 3
    DM:As you make your way into town.. you can see the place is a warzone.. a slaughter… women/children/elders… no mercy was given as the bodies lay in the streets… and near the town square is the pyre where clearly some prsoners were burned… and the sun burst symbol of the sun clan was painted in blood on the dirt… the tracks of those fleeing on foot are still present… however… there’s another threat…
    Mina Toress:i forgot where the bat stats i saw were, but they were flight 3 irc
    DM:Geralt can hear screams from the townsfolk in what appear to be several houses where it seems the sun clan has entrapped several townsfolk and lit the place ablaze….
    Probably a tactic to draw your attetnion and cover thier escape… .if you stop to save the townsfolk.. you’ll probably lose the Sun clan, of course… if you give chase, they’re as good as burned…
  • Geralt runs over to the door, yellign for them to stand clear… use Aard to blast the door down.
    Calim Gorn:“Geralt, get back, I’ve got this covered.”
    Geralt:save the townsfolk, i can track these bastards
    Laaza:“Such butchery…”
    Mina Toress:yeah its flight 3
    theres various animal stats in game masters guide
  • Calim Gorn pulls out a special cartridge for his pistol and loads it
    Mina Toress:i checked
    Powers: Flight 3 (16 MPH; Wings), Senses 2 (Accurate Hearing), Shrinking 12 (Permanent, Innate).
    DM:Geralt bursts his way rthrough one house with an Aard sign… seeing a group of 12 women and children huddled in there… as the walls started to crackle and burbn.
    Mina Toress:anyways
    Calim Gorn:I’ll power stunt an extinguisher cartridge on my pistol, give it a big cone area and some cold damage so it puts the fire out
    Geralt:Calim can get the next
    Calim Gorn:Hopefully can get all the houses with it
    DM:heh okay.
    Well tehy’re pretty spaced out, clearly they kinda intended to have you run around a bit. but you can suppress down one of em.
    Calim Gorn:Bah
    Well if I can only get one I won’t bother with the power stunt, lol
    Calim Gorn:I mean I can make a pretty big sphere or cone effect
    DM:I mean you mgith be able to get two if you can produce like a 200+ ft cone.
    Mina Toress:need Baelis here
    he can power stunt 500 gallons of piss to put all these fires out
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Mina you gonna try to rescue some of em?
    Calim Gorn:I guess I’ll just use my Speed and go chopping doors down
    DM:Or you gonna leave it to Geralt?
    Mina Toress:yeah I’ll help out, i got some frost grenades i could toss on the roof’s maybe
    DM:Okay you go hacking at some of the barricades trying to hastily bring them down… they did reinforce it apparently with some druidic magic.. What’s the damage on your sword?
    Yeah frost grenades will work
    Mina Toress:tho i dont think really straight cold could put a fire out
    guess they could blow a fire out
    like an oil well fire
    DM:Yeah they’d do an okay job of trying to put it out.
    Mina Toress:Sword damage is 8
    Geralt:like the lava men
    halon grenade
    Calim Gorn:Sword is damage 6 and has Penetrating 4
    DM:With some effort Calim manages to chop a hole in there, getting them out of there in time.. Mina manages to extinguish one roof and Laaza runs over to take th last one..
    Calim Gorn:I can put frost on my pistol too and just shoot a bunch of rounds into the houses but I’d probably hit people too lol
    DM:Using some kind of weather control to create a small rain cloud
    yeah I mea just frost rounds ain’t gonna do too mcuh agaisnt a fire heh. like it’s good for killing people but if it’s not AoE it won’t do too much.
    It seems the majority of what was left was young women and children… perhaps they intended to keep them alive as slaves…
    Mina Toress:“What the hell’s going on here?”
    DM:One of thew omen rushes out to embrace Geralt, apparently glad to be alive…
    Mina Toress:“Did one tribesman fuck another tribesman’s goat or something?”
    Calim Gorn:“A bit of internecine warfare it seems.”
    Woman:"They just attacked us out of nowhere…. started killing people. "
    Geralt:“I saw what looked to be Sun Clan fleeing. Were they responsible for this?”
    Mina Toress:“Who?”
    “The Sun Clan? Arent they part of the Empire?”
    Woman:“Yes.. it was the Sun Clan, I saw them burned everything… and even left thier symbol…”
    Laaza:“All the good your empire ever did to protect its people…”
    Mina Toress:“Yeah, well don’t care for sunshine much myself anyways.”
  • Laaza spits on the ground angrily.
    Geralt:“You are safe now. Stay here. I’ll be back soon enough.”
  • Geralt takes off following the tracks.
    Laaza:“We must strike back in retribution…”
    DM:Okay give me a tracking roll, I believe that’s a perception check.
    Mina Toress:“Geralt, I’m coming to.”
    Calim Gorn:“I don’t know if starting a war between clans on the even of a major offensive is a good idea…”
  • Mina Toress sprints off after him.
    Calim Gorn:eve*
    Laaza:“indeed.. we’ll show them it’s a bad idea for them.”
  • Calim Gorn follows after the others
    DM:You have tracking too Mina?
    Mina Toress:yeah
    acute tracking olfactory
    DM:Ah okay.
    Mina Toress:plan on buying analytic for blood tastings soon ha
    Calim Gorn:“Shouldn’t we inform Meerin about this and let him handle it as chieftain instead?”
    DM:You follow the trail for a mile or so but notice that they’ve used some kind of druidic magic most likely to cover the tracks.. even the scents are diminshed too… however, Mina manages to catch the familiar scent of blood, perhaps still somewaht fresh on one of thier spears…
    Geralt:I’m already gone, did Calim tak off with me?
    DM:And she could possibly follow their trail beyond the concealment magic of course it could take you some ways forward.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’m following after you
    DM:Yeah Calim and Mina are with you
    And Laaza as well
    Calim Gorn:“Not to mention we’re on a mission right now and we don’t have a lot of extra time.”
    Laaza:(to Geralt) “Are you a warrior or are you not? Your kin have been butchered.. we must have blood!”
    Mina Toress:“Blood…..this way.”
  • Mina Toress points ahead.
    Mina Toress:“Their sorcery didn’t cover up that bit.”
    Geralt:“We must answer this attack on our people. (Meaning he and Laaza.) Besides, Laaza will not let it go regardless and we must stay to protect him.”
    Calim Gorn:“Tch…”
    “Well, Brother Tyrallin slew a wyvern with this sword, I suppose now it’s my turn.”
    DM:You continue heading off towards their group in the distance as you get ove rthe crest of a hill… they’re at about 800 feet away, and there’s a group of 20 of themm, even in the dark you can spot the gold cloaks of the sun clan… beyond that, they’re armed with spears and shields.
    Give me another druidic/Yt knowledge roll as well Geralt.
    As they see you appraching tehy do turn to face you… and you can see three of them spontaneously transforming themselves into the wyverns you saw earlier as each takes a rider…
    Geralt isn’t familiar wtiht he wyvern spell though it’s likely some kind of druid shapechange spell, though not a common one he associates iwht the Sun Clan.
    Calim Gorn:lol, great
    DM:Okay.. gonna go into init after I set up tokens.. one moment…
  • Geralt draws his blade and coats it with oil
    Mina Toress:false flag looks like
    Calim Gorn:Hm, they might be in short range for me in sniper mode
    DM:Still sertting up tojkesn one moment
    Calim Gorn:Yup, right inside short range
    DM:Guess we’ll do a bit of a battlemap for this since it’s a bit complex…
    hmm at 800 range this is gonna be way too zoomed out..
    we’ll say every 10 ft is 1 unit. so it’ll be 80 instead of 800
    Calim Gorn:lol, or could just give me a couple rounds of potshots while they close =P
    DM:Yeah guess I won’t bother drawing the sitance out
    but it’s 800 right now
    Calim Gorn:So other than the wyverns they just have like spears and swords and shit?
    DM:Yeah you don’t see any magitech.
    They are in a somewhat spread out formation.. probably aware of the effects of area spells and magitech attacks
    Geralt:get improved since potion active
    actually wait
    ididn;t buy that yet
    DM:heh okay
    *****Start of Wyvern 1’s Turn*****
    DM:The sun clan warriors rushes up moving rather fast, at least for a normal human…
    *****Start of Wyvern 1’s Turn*****
    DM:The wyverns also move in though take evasive action… full defense and a move.
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 12’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 13’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 10’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Wyvern 2’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:How fast are the wyverns moving?
    DM:you’d guess they’er about flight 3…
    Calim Gorn:Ah okay, about 240 ft
    DM:They’re only single moving though
    Calim Gorn:So it’ll take them another couple rounds to get here
    DM:And doing a full defense.
    Calim Gorn:Let me see if I can pick off some of the goons on the ground first then
    Tabris:That’s got Penetrating 4
    DM:okay assuming you’re hitting the nearest ground guy.
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 8 ( natural:4 , Save DC:21 ) Sun Clan Soldiers 5 -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    Calim Gorn:And triggering takedown if he bites it
    DM:yeah the pentrating prolly won’t matter you doubt their hides are impervious heh.
    Yeah hed rops
    Calim Gorn:Whooo takedown
    I have it at 2 ranks
    So I can keep going as long as they keep dropping
    Calim Gorn:Or I miss
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 22 ( natural:18 , Save DC:21 ) Sun Clan Soldiers 13 -—- Success
    Calim Gorn:lol, well ended it either way
    DM:He manages to raise his wooden shield and somehow the wooden shield manages to soak the blast from your powerful sniper gun… it muist have at least some minor enchantments..
    *****Start of Wyvern’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Laaza’s Turn*****
    DM:Lazaa moves his horse ahead… and attacks one of them.
    He fires a stone at one of them from long range.
    Though his stone misses.
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 9’s Turn*****
    DM:Apparenlt his druidic magic doesn’t have as much range as Calim’s sniper.
    Calim Gorn:Technology wins again!
    *****Start of Sun Clan Druid’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:“Don’t go out too far ahead! Just let them come to us!”
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 6’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 14’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 14’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 4’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 1’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    DM:The sun clan soldiers advance… shields and spears raised giving loud war cries.
    Mina Toress:i have no clue what the range on the heavy spiker is
    Calim Gorn:What’s the damage?
    Mina Toress:6
    Calim Gorn:It have any Extended Range mods?
    Mina Toress:doesnt list any
    DM:It’s basically 25xr/50xr/100xr
    Calim Gorn:It’s damage x25 for short
    x50 for medium
    x100 for long
    DM:If it doens’t have any extedned range
    So a rank 6 would have range 600 at long.
    Mina Toress:sec
    whats the atk penalty for long range?
    Calim Gorn:-5
    2 for medium
    Mina Toress:I’ll move up a bit to give Laza some company and shoulder my Heavy spiker and fire a round at one of the wyverns
    what range would that be?
    Calim Gorn:If they’re at 440 ft then that’d be long range still
    DM:So long for you.
    Mina Toress:ok
    DM:so a -5.
    Sefiros:yeah just trying to remember how i add this shit all together
    the Spiker is inaccurate, so minus 2
    Sefiros:my range atk is 11
    and its effect is rank 6
    Calim Gorn:You got your ranged attack entered in your mini?
    DM:So +9 and 6, that’s under cap..
    then -5 from your range.. so you’d have a total of +6.
    think i did that wrong, should be higher?
    Calim Gorn:Nah looks right, you might not have your ranged attack updated in your mini
    Hit Stat Manager and see what you have entered
    Sefiros:nah i have 11 in it
    DM:since he’s full defense he does get a defense roll
    Sefiros:its right in the token
    Calim Gorn:It might have capped it due to the effect rank
    DM:But Mina gets him anyway.
    Calim Gorn:Since your attack and damage can only add up to 16
    Sefiros:well i just meant t said its +6, but the macro was +3
    so trying to figure out what im looking at here heh
    Wyvern 1:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 25 ( natural:17 , Save DC:21 ) Wyvern 1 -
    —— Success
    Calim Gorn:10-5-2 is +3
    DM:Though the toughened wyvern scales manage to save him.. the bolt losing most of its momentum at such long range, it doesn’t penetrate the wyvern’s scaly hide.
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
  • Geralt rides out with Meerin, to shield from approaching melee attackers. (Double move for horse and ready atk on any who move into close range.)
    DM:The mount moves at speed 120 so you can go 240 witha double
    Geralt:are the wyverns transformed people or beasts?
    Calim Gorn:Transformed people I think
    DM:You think druids using shapechanging magic.
    You don’t know of any actual wyverns that smart to cast spells. unless they’re rather exceptional.
    Geralt:ok, well i’m staying close to meerin
    DM:okay you single move and ready
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 2’s Turn*****
    DM:ready a sword attack or a witcher sign?
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 11’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 7’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 3’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 8’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Wyvern 1’s Turn*****
    Geralt:depends on range.. if move into mele then sword, if close range then sign
    DM:well for a ready I think you’re generally supposed to specify.. but I guess i’llb e kinda lenient and let ya determine it by what he does to you.
    since you’ve got plenty of time to react since you’re on open plains.
    The wyvern contineus the full defense flight as it moves in.
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 12’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 13’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 10’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Wyvern 2’s Turn*****
    DM:Wyverns despite beings caled don’t have any breath weapon, and shouldn’t be fire resistant.. unless they’re using additional druidic sorcery for that… (it’s tough to say since you think these are the reuslt of shapechanging)
    Calim Gorn:Heh, if they’re shapechanging they may not have all the same characteristics
    DM:They don’t strike you as natuarl wyverns.
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn takes another shot at the ground troops since the wyverns appear to be defending
    Calim Gorn:Not moving up
    Playing artillery support from the rear basically
    DM:Calim remains on the Grassy knoll.. firing down.
    Geralt:ok, just going off lore since i don;t actually know at this point if take on properties
    Calim Gorn:Hmm, might miss
    DM:Yeah. Lore wise they’re basdically just scaly winged beasts, but probably more in common with tougher alligators (with wings) than true dragons.
    They’re also mana based, not Nuumian based (as real dragons are)
    Geralt:Its Quigley
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 12 ( natural:8 , Save DC:21 ) Sun Clan Soldiers 13 -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    Calim drops one of them.
    Calim Gorn:Nice, managed to get a hit in
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 7 ( natural:3 , Save DC:21 ) Sun Clan Soldiers 6 -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Takedown!
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 16 ( natural:12 , Save DC:21 ) Sun Clan Soldiers 4 -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    Calim Gorn:And another
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 8 ( natural:4 , Save DC:21 ) Sun Clan Soldiers 2 -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    Laaza:“Get the bastards! Leave none alive!”
    Calim Gorn:I think this thing is capping my attack roll 2 low for some reason
    Geralt:hey, leave some for us
    Laaza:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 5 ( natural:1 , Save DC:21 ) Sun Clan Soldiers 1 -—- Failure by 4 degrees
    Calim Gorn:lol head shot
    Oh, I might not be ticking ranged
    Should be +12 for ranged
    It’s saying close attack
    Calim Gorn:Yeah okay, that’s what it is
    So that’s actually an 18
    Laaza:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 14 ( natural:10 , Save DC:21 ) Sun Clan Soldiers 3 -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Takedown!
    lol crit
    DM:That autokills a minion I believe
    Calim Gorn:Then the takedowns continue
    lol wow
    Laaza:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 10 ( natural:6 , Save DC:21 ) Sun Clan Soldiers 9 -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Next time on “Nerf This” with Taragnor
    Laaza:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 18 ( natural:14 , Save DC:21 ) Sun Clan Soldiers 8 -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    Geralt:lol, definately
    Laaza:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 15 ( natural:11 , Save DC:21 ) Sun Clan Soldiers 7 -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    DM:Last guy isn’t a minion.. but you can shoot one ofthe wyvern riders.
    Geralt:can be somewhat explianed by you lining up shots for penetration carryover
    Calim Gorn:Oh, lol, ran out of minions?
    Okay yeah I’ll try to shoot one of the wyverns with that one if I can
    DM:Well there’s the arreal one.. lemme see… what his dodge is cause he’s got full D
    still hit the guy on the wyvern. heh.
    Calim Gorn:lol does he count as a minion?
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 11 ( natural:7 , Save DC:21 ) Sun Clan Soldiers 12 -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    Sefiros:well theyre minions, they aint meant to be tough to kill
    Calim Gorn:The chain continues!
    DM:Yeah you can try to shoot another rider.
    Calim Gorn:Aw that’s gonna miss
    DM:Yeah that’s gonna msis.
  • Calim Gorn lays waste to the battlefield with a rapid fire volley
    Geralt:Calim converts his rifle into gatlin mode
    DM:Calim fires a hail of sniper rifle fire, quickscoping one rushing warrior after another, as some fall to headshots others to penetrating wounds to the chest. Were your foes more tech-savvy they might accuse you of using aim-hacks.
    *****Start of Wyvern 3’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:lol
    And now I pull all the aggro
    DM:The wyvern makes a bee line for Calim.
    Geralt:(you made your bed – of corpses – now you must lie in it))
    *****Start of Laaza’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah
    DM:Lazaa fires at one of the wyverns.
    Though the creautres easily dodges his magically hurled stone.
    *****Start of Sun Clan Druid’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:(Druid’s like “Man fuck this” and runs?)
    DM:He chants aspell fo druidic magic changing form into something small.. and disappearing in the foot high gras…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    Sefiros:which one shapechanged away?
    Calim Gorn:Their druid
    He was down range
    DM:Yeah the guy at 680 feet.
    Sefiros:roger my mistake
    how high up is wyvern 2?
    the one without a rider
    DM:He’s flying about 30 feet up
    Out of most weapon range, but within range to make an easy strafing run
    Sefiros:hmm wonder if he’s within my speed
    500’ ranks and measures says
    can i reach him with a charge/leap at the end?
    DM:yeah that’s within it
    what’s your leaping distance though?
    Sefiros:4, lemme see what value that is
    Calim Gorn:120 ft I think, same as mine
    Sefiros:leapins is minus 1 or 2? i forget
    Calim Gorn:-2
    So rank 2 distance
    Sefiros:yeah 120’
    DM:Hm okay, yeah you could leap up to one of em.
    Calim Gorn:Totally stole my idea for my next action
    Sefiros:flying vampire nodachi strike (however you say that in japanese)
    DM:you want to hit the one with the rider or riderless one?
    Calim Gorn:Kyuuketsuki Tobare something something
    Sefiros:I’ll go for 11, see if i can kill his mount and make him fall to the dirt
    DM:Okay as you leap up at him.. he takes his readied action…
    Sefiros:oh boy this should be fun
    Calim Gorn:Like they were actually expecting us to leap at them lol
    DM:He draws forth a glass vial.. which Geralt can recognize to be an alchemical bomb…
    DM:Normally it’s AoE but since you’re flying in the air.. Im gonna make him do a huit roll though if he hits you’ll take full damage automatically
    Calim Gorn:Ouch
    Sefiros:missed by 1
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    DM:The firebomb misses striking the ground and exploding in a 30 ft blast of fire.
    okay make your attack on the wyvern.
    Calim Gorn:Heh damn
    Sefiros:damn even worse lol
    DM:heh natural 1.
    Sefiros:that was after i spent the hp too lol
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s why I think it’s shitty to make the 1 automiss on a Hero Point
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
  • Geralt rides out with Meerin, to shield from approaching melee attackers. (Ready atk on any who move into close range.)
    Calim Gorn:Out with Laaza you mean
    Geralt:((same happened to me last session
    DM:Mina swings at it but she had to divert herself slightly to avoid the firebomb and throws herself off target a bit.
    Geralt:oh right Laaza
    DM:okay Geralt readies himsself for any close range attacks from the wyvern riders.
    *****Start of Wyvern 1’s Turn*****
    DM:The wyvern seems to ignore Geralt flying over him and going for Calim..
    It does a reckless charge attack, landing next to him…
    Calim Gorn:lol nice
  • Calim Gorn easily dodges out of the way
    DM:But Calim manages to roll off to the side.
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 10’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Wyvern 2’s Turn*****
    DM:The other wyvern circles and goes after Mina… makings a strafing fly-by attack..
    Sink it’s teeth into Mina as it passes… give me a toughness roll
    Also give me a dodge roll Sef to avoid getting grappled.
    Mina gets away cleanly enough the bite is a small graze only nipping her armor a little.
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    Sefiros:“I do the biting around here!”
  • Calim Gorn draws his sword and swipes at Wyvern 1
    Calim Gorn:That’s Penetrating 4
    And Incurable
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 16 ( natural:8 , Save DC:21 ) Wyvern 1 -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    The wyvern is injured but still up.
    *****Start of Wyvern 3’s Turn*****
    DM:As the other wyvern goes for a strafing run similar to what Mina did…
    Calim Gorn:And faceplants into the ground!
    DM:Though misses as ti passes by.. its rider does take a readied spear action as well.
    Though that is also poorly aimed as they fly past you
  • Calim Gorn somehow miraculously comes out unscathed
    *****Start of Laaza’s Turn*****
    DM:Laaza aims for the wyvern that’s landed.
    But misses.. as he summons another of his stony projkectiles…. though with very poor aim
    *****Start of Sun Clan Druid’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 11’s Turn*****
    DM:The soldier casts a weighted net at Calim.
    THough one again Calim rolls away… and the poor druid does a poor job of representing his people.
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Thanks for swapping T’s dice before the session start guys, I really appreciate it
    Sefiros:Rinse and repeat on wyvern 2
    DM:k make your attack
    Sefiros:yeah my mojo is gone
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 13) Roll Result: 11 ( natural:3 , Save DC:28 ) Wyvern 2 -—- Failure by 4 degrees
    16 barely hits him.
    Calim Gorn:Holy shit
    DM:And Mina cleaves him in half… beheading the wyvern and causing it to return to druid form
    Calim Gorn:lol awesome
    Sefiros:never thought a 3 would be lucky
  • Geralt sees that Laaza is safe so rides in to help Calim…..
    Geralt:going for the wyvern….
    Garrion:penetrate 4
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 12 ( natural:5 , Save DC:21 ) Wyvern 1 -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    *****Start of Wyvern 1’s Turn*****
    DM:The wyvern is dazed by the blow and takes a rather nasty wound.
    The creature thrashes.. clawing and biting at Calim.
    But apparently can’t hit shit.
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 10’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:(How high up is Wyvern 3?)
    DM:He’s about 30 feet up.
    Calim Gorn:“Geralt, take care of this one.”
  • Calim Gorn suddenly leaps into the air and brings his sword down on Wyvern 3’s rider, then attempts to land on the wyvern’s back in his place
    Calim Gorn:I got Leaping 4 so I can clear 120 ft
    yeah you can get to him then
    Calim Gorn:Bah
    DM:Though the wyvern pulls up as it sees the leap… dodging your attack.
    Calim Gorn:Acrobatics to land on the wyvern with him?
    DM:heh okay.. I’ll elt you try that. though it’ll be rather difficult
    You nearly get up there, landing on the top of it but the rider butts you off with his shield.
    *****Start of Wyvern 3’s Turn*****
    DM:The soldier first firebombs you then the wtyvern swoops in…
    So give me a dodge roll and then a toughness for the firebomb.
    That’s barely enough to take half… give me a toughnes check now
    Calim Gorn:lol damn, another nat 1 with a reroll
    DM:heh yeah you still resisted it anyway. lol.
    Now the wyvern comes in for a bite.
    Calim Gorn:Ow
    DM:nice… critical!
    Ad you gotta make a dodge roll to avoid getting grabbed.
    Gonna be 1 wound… though you don’t get grabbed.
    His wyvern takes to the sky, this time getting 60 feet up… aware of your jumping prowess.
    *****Start of Laaza’s Turn*****
    DM:Laaza tries to assist Geralt
    Laaza:“DAMN THE SUN CLAN!!”
    DM:He visibly strains himself… generating a rapid fire barrage of jagged stones..
    Finally landing a hit…
    Laaza:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 9) Roll Result: 19 ( natural:14 , Save DC:24 ) Wyvern 1 -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    DM:THough it’s onyl a minro wound as Laaza is very tired from the ordeal…
    *****Start of Sun Clan Druid’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Heh, figured that guy bugged out, but maybe not
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 11’s Turn*****
    DM:The other soldier dismounts to face Geralt on foot… drawing spear and shield.
    Garrion:he in squirrel mode.. gonna run up your leg to find some nuts
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Garrion:remember the crazy rabid squrrel that was polymorphed in my old City of the Spider Queen game?
    Calim Gorn:Nah don’t recall that one
    DM:He fights with a feral combat style… apparently resorting to a wild animal in such spots despite some of the Sun Clan training which teaches their warriors to appear more dignified…
    Garrion:not sure you were there for that camp
    Sefiros:he got killed by my rat slayer from tabs WLD
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Though Geralt blocks the spear.
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    Sefiros:I’ll go to backup Calim
    Laaza:Can you go 400 in one round?
    Garrion:anyway was some bad guy soldier that got polymorphed by the wiz into a squirrel.. then i had him do some melee attacks on the fighter, running up his leg and stuff and the squirrel kept rolling crits
    DM:Since he’s like 380 backwards
    okay Sef.
    Sefiros:she’s got celerity
    DM:Mina rushes over there in a burst of speed going for the Wyvern that’s doing strafing RUns on tab and leaping up at it.
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 13) Roll Result: 17 ( natural:9 , Save DC:28 ) Wyvern 3 -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    Sefiros:i concentrated that time
    like Sef taught me
    DM:The wyvern is staggered.. and in bad shape.
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    Sefiros:dont forget the +5 from the crit
  • Garrion continues his assault on the wyvern….
    Calim Gorn:Yeah it’s in there
    DM:Geralt also makes something out with his hearing… it sounds like something skittering around… his accurate hearing places it in the tall grass about 80 feet away.. moving rather quickly…
    Calim Gorn:I think
    Sefiros:i crit on 17 i think
    2 sharpness, and 1 improved crit
    DM:oh was that a crit too?
    DM:Ah okay then you’d have kille dit and the other guy suffers some falling damage
    Calim Gorn:Oh heh, nice
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 6 ( natural:2 , Save DC:21 ) Sun Clan Soldiers 10 -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    And basically breaks his neck on the fall
    Calim Gorn:“Nice shot.”
    DM:As for Geralts wyvern…
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 18 ( natural:14 , Save DC:23 ) Wyvern 1 -—- Failure by 1 degrees
  • Sefiros decides to have supper while he’s still warm.
    *****Start of Wyvern 1’s Turn*****
    DM:It’s still standing.. the creature doing a good job of only taking small wounds.
    As it bites back at Geralt…
    Gnawing onto Geralt with its bite.. give me a toughness roll G.
    Calim Gorn:That’s gonna hurt
    DM:That’s gonna be a 3 degre failure, so it staggers you and 3 wounds.
    Also going to need a dodge roll to avoid tis grapple.
    Garrion:crap rolls there
    DM:heh.. yeah.
    That’s still a fail by 1 at least… so you’re just restrained.
    It gets Geralt in its mouth… hodling onto him and shaking him a bit…
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn leaps in the air and aims his pistol, raining shots on both wyvern and rider in a hail of automatic rounds
    Calim Gorn:Using Multiattack to target them both
    First vs wyvern then vs the guy
    Mina Toress:splat
    Calim Gorn:Oh, 1 on that
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 19 ( natural:16 , Save DC:21 ) Wyvern 1 -
    —— Failure by 1 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Hopefully hit the rider too
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 11 ( natural:7 , Save DC:21 ) Sun Clan Soldiers 11 -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Whoo
    DM:Yeah you put a spike into the riders heart.
    *****Start of Sun Clan Soldiers 10’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Laaza’s Turn*****
    DM:Laaza targets the wyvern… though gasping for breath, he’s determined to exact vegengeance.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, might hit since it’s grappling?
    Yeah says they’re vulnerable while grabbing an opponent
    DM:Unforuntately his spells just aren’t very accurate. perhaps the old druid needs glasses..
    nah it’s got improved grab
    which negates that
    Calim Gorn:Ah
    *****Start of Sun Clan Druid’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    DM:actually wait..
    Geralt can hear the sounds of an apporhacing creature at his feet…
    Mina Toress:go for the eyes boo!
    Garrion:hehe, nice
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Field Mouse casts Harm
    DM:Fortunately it won’t gain surprise but it does attack… it appears to be a large scorpion hiding amidst the grass.
    Calim Gorn:lol damn
    DM:And wow.. manages to sting the fuck out of his leg.
    You needd a fort save as the poison starts to go into his veins.. gonna be a fort based damage roll
    Garrion:hey, i not even killed a single one yet
    DM:Yeah mostly casue he couldn’t see in the grass was going by sounds of combat.
    Garrion:and i get all the harm
    DM:And you were the only one not jumping around and shit :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Mina was running left and right across the field was gonnag et her at first but she took off
    Calim Gorn:Didn’t he get the memo about this being a Chinese wushu movie?
    DM:that should have actally be fort not toughness.
    Calim Gorn:Oh I forgot to roll for my regen last round
    DM:Fort save sicne it’s poison
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    Garrion:use same roll? fort is tough+1
    DM:Yeah you can use same roll.
    So it’d be a 16.
    Garrion:so 16
    DM:That’s gonna be another fail by 3.
    Calim Gorn:Damn, that’s a second 3 degree
    DM:So that’s gonna drop you.
    Calim Gorn:“Geralt!”
    Garrion:damn scorpion venom
    DM:You guiys don’t actually now there’s a scropion there, ti’s concealed under tall grass unless you got some other accurate sense then you mgiht sense it.
    But Calim would be totally clueless basically heh.
    Calim Gorn:Wyvern must have gotten him with its tail
    Mina Toress:Mina “Wyvernslayer” tries to go for the trifecta
    DM:Well the wyvern did have him grabbed.. so … you probably figur eit was that.
    You wouldn’t realyl know there was another attacker.
    Garrion:and i didn;t have a chance to say anything
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    DM:The wyvern dodges Mina’s attack
    Garrion:Regen work while unconscious?
    Calim Gorn:Should
    DM:And Geralt is bleeding out.
    Mina Toress:my psychic powers only conjured the 2, and left off the 0 i was aiming for
    DM:Hm lemme see how that works.
    Garrion:no matter anyway
    DM:well it didn’t trigger anyay heh
    *****Start of Wyvern 1’s Turn*****
    DM:The wyvern tosses Geralt since he’s stopped moving.
    And goes for Mina, decapitator of Wyverns.
    Garrion:I’m making a friggin jedi next character.. tech blade that can cut through any shit and psych powers with mega jump like the rest of these fools
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:The wyvern narrowly misses Mina.
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn fires at the wyvern point blank with his pistol, emptying a barrage of rounds into it
    Calim Gorn:That’s got multi on it
    DM:heh okay.. that’s gonna be a full +5 then from multi.
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 11) Roll Result: 13 ( natural:11 , Save DC:26 ) Wyvern 1 -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    Well it’s staggered.
    *****Start of Laaza’s Turn*****
    Garrion:that is its second fail by 3?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah didn’t it fail by 3 before?
    DM:Nah not that one.
    Garrion:my first atk on it
    DM:that was the one mina hit, which was really a crit.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I thought it took a 3 hit from Geralt
    DM:so that was acutally a 4. nobody got that one except by grazing it or 1.
    Lemme check the log but I don’t believe so
    I see a few 2 degree fails but not a 3 degree.
    Calim Gorn:Hm oh well
    DM:The old druid tries firing a blast of cold at it..
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 5) Roll Result: 2 ( natural:3 , Save DC:20 ) Wyvern 1 -—- Failure by 4 degrees
    And the druid steals the kill.
    Calim Gorn:lol nice, old man to the rescue
    *****Start of Sun Clan Druid’s Turn*****
    DM:Okay… the bad news here isthat the poison effect did have a secondary effect meaning itl’l hit Geralt again.. he could get kileld by this if he rolls bad…
    Calim Gorn:Heh, time to break out the hero points
    DM:He has to make another fort save vs damage… as the poison continues to run its course…
    Mina Toress:“Did he get stung by one of their tails?”
    DM:Yeah if you’ve got a HP you dfiniteytl want to use one.
    Well you wouldn’t know he’s posioned.. .
    Garrion:unless i roll a 1
    DM:These btw don’t have stingers..
    Garrion:ok, what i roll, fort again?
    DM:Not all wyverns on Therin have stingers, these apparently don’t.. though some do
    Mina Toress:“Oh, there are no stingers…”
    DM:Yeah. fort vs damage
    Calim Gorn:“Strange…”
    Mina Toress:“Maybe it’s bite is poisonous. It thrashed him around and hand him in its grip.”
    Calim Gorn:Damn, no hero points?
    Garrion:i do
    don;t know what the DC is
    Calim Gorn:lol well you want higher than a 13 for sure
    Garrion:11 roll is aboe average
    DM:well not for a hero point heh.
    For a hero point that’s the lowest you can get.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s why the nat 1 on a hero point shouldn’t hose you heh, it’s actually an 11 mechanically speaking
    DM:Well it’s got a +10 bonus, but I mean a natural 1 with a +30 bonus i still a natural 1.
    For soaking though it’s equivalent to an 11
    just not attack
    Garrion:add 10 to that right?
    DM:Well taht’s another 3 degrees. that’d put you to dying but not dead..
    Nah cause you roleld anatural 13, it’s onyl +10 if iut’s 10 or under
    Calim Gorn:If you rolled under 10 then add +10
    Mina Toress:Time for a mina blood cocktail it looks like
    DM:Geralt is in bad shape… anyone have any healing powers?
    Mina Toress:hope you like the taste of iron
    yeah i can power stunt a healing effect
    Calim Gorn:“Laaza, can you do anything for Geralt? He’s hurt badly.”
    Mina Toress:“I may be able to help him.”
  • Calim Gorn glances around to make sure there aren’t any other threats in the area
  • Mina Toress makes her way over to Geralt, and gets on her knees.
    Garrion:then the scorpion stings you in the ass!
    Mina Toress:maybe, we dont know about it heh
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah, I’m waiting for that
    We wipe out their whole squad and then one stealth scorpion TPKs us
    Mina Toress:yeah its really T’s giant scorpion
    he just used his shrink power stunt
    Calim Gorn:Haha yeah
    DM:yeah a miniature colossal scorpion..
    Geralt would actally ave 3 more wounds from the failed save. so you’re at 9. And I’ll gvie mina a chance to heal ya.
  • Mina Toress takes off a glove, revealing a pale hand, as she puts her wrist to her mouth and bites into her fleshing, dribbling blood.
    Garrion:""kno, kno, knockin’ on heaven’s door……"
  • Mina Toress pries Geralt’s mouth open and dripps blood down his gullet.
    DM:Laaza tris to move but the old druid is exhausted and slow… perhaps only Mina is close enough…
    Garrion:great, now i’m gonna be a vamp witcher, lol
  • Calim Gorn makes a disgusted face as he watches…
    Garrion:call me Blade
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:do i need restorative or just reg healing ranks?
    DM:Just regular healing
    he’s not dead yet so you don’t need any extras.
    Mina Toress:i got it statted up already incase of this lemme check my notes
    Calim Gorn:I could power stunt a healing bullet, they had cure light arrows in D&D so I could totally do the same thing with my gun right?
    Garrion:“he’s not dead, just mostly dead….”
    DM:I do cap healing at PL though.
    So you’ll be limited to that probably so can pretty much assume you’ve got it at PL 8 I figure
    You gota pretty big array to buy a stunt.
    Mina Toress:Blood Healing – Healing 10, Stabilize, Limited to others, Quirk: Target must drink mina’s blood, 11pt cost
    Calim Gorn:Heh, well it’s limited to Healing 8 since it’s capped at PL
    Mina Toress:just pasting my notes
    DM:well it’d techincalyl be capped at 8. Yeah I cap healing at PL since a lot of times it’s done without an attack roll and such.
    Mina Toress:so whatever rank it can be
    DM:Yeah it’ll be cvapped at PL 8.
    Mina Toress:i was just looking for the mods it had mostly in my notes
    DM:okay lemme see what stabilize does for it…
    Mina Toress:so roll what? 1d20+8?
    DM:well technicalyl it’s a stunt so.. it could be up to 10 actuall
    Mina Toress:Stabilize: You don’t need to make a Healing check to stabilize a dying character, your Healing effect does so automatically, although it still requires the normal standard action.
    DM:Ah okay… so you’d automaticalyl stop himf rom dying so no real roll required then
    I am gonna have Geralt make a Will affliction roll though… to see if he potetnialyl becomes the first Imbued vampire… :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:i always need a renfield
    DM:For this btw you’ll want to rll low, since it’s basicalyl based on your will being high anyway.
    Generally only high will people can eever become vampires.
    It’s pretty unlikely but it could happen since you were at the point of death.. so…
    Mina Toress:im gonna laugh my ass off if he botches this
    Calim Gorn:Low rolls save the day
    Okay so Geralt is just regular revived without becoming a vampire
    Mina Toress:party pooper
    DM:It’s pretty unlikely you’d become a vampire, but not unheard of given the circumstances.
    It apears the scorpion took off.. and leaving you amdist a field of bodies.
    Mina Toress:i didnt think imbued were able to become vampires technically
    aela and all
    figured they just croaked
    DM:They can possibly… it’s just never happened before. It’s highly unlikely pretty mcuh heh.
  • Garrion spends the next week in rehab
    Mina Toress:“I think he’ll live.”
    Calim Gorn:Improbably but not impossible
  • Geralt spends the next week in rehab
    DM:I mean in this case since he’s getting healed by vampire blood…
    Mina Toress:i’ll put him in a blood filled bacta tank
    Calim Gorn:“Come on, let’s get Geralt back to the airship… And you too, Laaza.”
    Mina Toress:“Go on, I’m right behind you.”
    Geralt:she needs to get her feed on
  • Mina Toress collects her spiker rifle off the ground and slings it across her back, and then sheaths her sword.
    Laaza:(exhausted) “It’s done for tonight.. but the Sun Clan still has more venageance comnig..”
    Mina Toress:yeah thats why shes waiting for the old man and calim to leave
    she dont wanna freak em out
  • Calim Gorn grabs Laaza and hefts him up off the ground, carrying him off towards the airship
    DM:Yeah I’m gonna ssume Laaza probably didn’t notice how you healed him cause he’s exhausted right now
    So he wouldn’t really notice the vampiric healing thing.
  • Mina Toress has a glass of red wine off the guy with the broken neck while he’s still warm.
    Mina Toress:“Free range Yt’ish, a new vintage.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:heh okay, though you suspect that the Wyvern morphers are probably a better meal, spellcasters and other enchanted people are generally better than vaniall warriors
    Mina Toress:she’ll join the others once she has lunch
    fine, whatever, wine tasting menu then
    DM:Laaza fortuateyl deosn’t realyl notice the vampiric activity since he’s struiggling to catch his breath.
    Calim Gorn:I’m hauling him off anyway, heh
    DM:And you bring the wounded Geralt back to base…
    Mina Toress:the ones I drain, I’ll decapitate, to keep em from comng back just incase
    Calim Gorn:I got Speed 4 and I’m carrying his ass
    Laaza:“I have potions at my cave… that may help him.”
    Mina Toress:“He’s already had a potion of sorts.” she says as she joins the two.
    Calim Gorn:“It seems our companion was able to take care of him.”
    “You just rest for now. We shall inform Meerin of what has transpired here tonight.”
    Laaza:“I’ll rest in my bed, I’ll not sleep a wink aboard that flying contraption.”
    Calim Gorn:“We need you to come with us again. We’ve finished our work in Ronen and need to send a message to the Earth Demons there that they need not attack now.”
    Mina Toress:“Fine, whatever. Some thanks, you old goat fucker.”
    Geralt:just found this for fun….
    Laaza:“Very well, when the sun rises, but only after we tell Meerin of this, we must recall the warriors of Elwhyer back from this war… we have anew enemy.”
    Geralt:well , piss some error
    Calim Gorn:“That may be just what your enemy wishes… To dilute the power of the force attacking Tinigath.”
    scroll down for Jedi master
    Laaza:“The Sun Clan cares not about Tinigath or your empire, they saw it as a means to strioke at us while we were vulnerable.”
    Laaza:“We will make them pay for this treachery.”
    Calim Gorn:“Dividing the force attacking Tinigath by calling back part of the Hydra Clan to fight the Sun Clan will weaken both. It could be just what the Sun Clan wishes. Or it could be Tinigath attempting to divide the clans and take advantage of the chaos.”
    Laaza:“Easy for you to say Rahseldian… you did not just see your own people butchered.”
    DM:With that the druid heads off to his cave to sleep off his exhaustion…
    Calim Gorn:“Tch… Damn stubborn old man.”
    Mina Toress:“That’s for sure.”
    DM:You guys bring Geralt to the airship and spend thenight hovering.. did you want to use the Aela communicator to tell Meerin?
    Or you gonna wait for Geralt to recover?
    Mina Toress:“I hope his cave doesn’t collapse overnight.”
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’ll go ahead and send a message to Meerin while waiting for Geralt to recover
    DM:Heh okay… you gonna just leave a message or want to wait to talk to him?
    Calim Gorn:I’ll ask to talk to him directly
    Explain that it’s an urgent matter
    Laaza:lemme recopy over your tokens to the mainmap.
    Calim Gorn:We get Hero Points for the fight btw?
    DM:Geralt gains a hero point. , Mina Toress gains a hero point.
    yeah you do
    Calim Gorn gains a hero point.
    Calim Gorn:Whoo
    DM:Geralt manages to heal up over th night thanks to his regeneration, but still has a splitting headache from that poison.
    As for Meerin..
    Geralt:so i can remove dying now?
    DM:yeah heh
    Meerin of the Hydra:“What is it Calim? What has occured?”
    “Did something happne to Geralt?”
    Calim Gorn:“Laaza’s village was attacked. We believe it was warriors from the Sun Clan. We pursued them and managed to slay most of them, but Geralt was badly wounded.”
    “He should recover in time though… Laaza is clamoring for vengeance against the Sun Clan in the meantime.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“What?!”
    “I had heard rumors that Saveron of the Sun and some of his top warriors had mysteriously disappeared…. I suspected he was up to something.. but this…”
  • Meerin of the Hydra shakes his head in anger."
    Calim Gorn:“There were men among them who could turn themselves into wyverns. And they built a pyre of dead bodies and lit it on fire while leaving women and children in the village trapped in their homes to burn.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“We will send assisatnce immediately.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Calim Gorn:“As I said, Laaza is clamoring for retribution against the Sun Clan, but I believe that is ill advised given our present situation.”
    Mina Toress:""This still reeks of a false flag to me."
    DM:With that Meerin’s image disappears aas he turs off the comms.
    Mina Toress:“Just seemed like they went a little extremy on trying to sell this as the Sun Clan, but then again these people are a bunch of barbarians, so what do I know.”
    Calim Gorn:lol well okay… Hopefully Meerin isn’t as hot-headed as Laaza
    “Yes… I don’t know enough to say for certain, but Laaza certainly seemed convinced.”
    “Either way, I hope cooler heads than his prevail.”
    DM:So we’ll skip to themorning when Geralt’s fully healed… aside from his headache
    Calim Gorn:I’m gonna haul Laaza out of his cave and make him get on the damn airship
    Garrion:probably that deal Alyssa made in private, kill the Hydra and let the empire come in to mine the land barren, lol
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:As dawn is breaking an airship arrives that flies the Hydra clan flag.
    Garrion:“Wha- what happened? My head is killing me.”
    “And this taste in my mouth….”
    DM:Apparently the relief effort that was promised… as druids start gathering refugees…
    Calim Gorn:“Nice to see you awake. You fell in battle, seems that wyvern got a lucky shot on you.”
    “I already informed Meerin of what happened last night, it looks like he’s sent an aid ship.”
    “No doubt he’ll want a report from you though.”
    Garrion:“Nah, not the wyvern. A damned scorpion. I heard it approach as I was trapped in the beasts jaws. It stung me in the leg.”
    Calim Gorn:“Scorpion? Damn… We didn’t see any scorpions…”
    DM:Leaping up to your airship from the other one, you also see the figure of Quilthos Elwhyer… imbued warriro fo the Elwhyer.
    Garrion:“Good thing for us, i guess.”
    “so what did Meerin say?”
    Calim Gorn:“Not much… Just that he would send help.”
    “Speaking of which…”
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“Those sun clan bastards! They’ll pay for this…”
    Calim Gorn:“The assault on Tinigath is soon, shouldn’t you be preparing for that?”
    Mina Toress:“Always liked the moon better.”
  • Quilthos Elwhyer goes over towards Geralt.
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“Tinigath can wait… Geralt I will need bold warriors such as yourself in this attack. Can I count on your support?”
    “We’re going to hit the Sun Clan with everything we’ve got after this attack.”
    Geralt:“You can count on all of us. However we have a mission we must complete before we can join the fight here. Won;t take but a day.”
    Calim Gorn:“You should at least confirm it actually was the Sun Clan first… And a clan civil war in the middle of a fight with the Earth Demons doesn’t seem to be well advised.”
    DM:Quilthos is known to have a reputation of hating the Sun Clan, as most Elwhyer. It was only more level-heads among the hydra that talked him out of war before, but he’s always had it in for the SUn clan, given their history with the Elwhyer.
    Mina Toress:“Yes, all the more reason it seems strange.”
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“It was the Sun Clan! it was no coincidence thatt Saveron and some of his top druids disappeared only a day ago.”
    “They were intending to accuse us of treason and take our lands.”
    “This can’t stand!”
    Geralt:“The ones who attacked the villiage were obviously Sun Clan… too bad there were no survivors to question.”, Geralt says to Calim.
    Calim Gorn:(Hey some of them could have just been wounded… Though we didn’t really check, lol)
    “Even if it was, you shouldn’t rise to every provocation… Obviously they need to pay for what they did, but now is not the time.”
    “Every warrior you take away from the fight against Tinigath weakens the assault, and leaves your clans open to a counterattack.”
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“Let the empire cover our front, while we must protect our back from backstabbers who claim to be our allies.”
    Calim Gorn:“You say Saveron and his druids disappeared though, how do you intend to make him answer for this crime?”
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“He will have to come when it’s his people we’re attacking.”
    “I intend to make a direct assault on Sunspear itself.”
    Geralt:“Should we wait till our fighters are away with the Earth Demons? No one else will aid us. No one cares.”
    Mina Toress:damn i forgot to roll my post-cog when i bit that dude
    i tmight show me something interesting
    Calim Gorn:“The whole point of this war against the Earth Demons is to protect your people, if you would slaughter innocent villagers and rain ruin upon the settlements of Yt then what’s the point in fighting the Earth Demons?”
    DM:Hmm.. Alright I’ll give you a perception roll ont hat Sef.
    Mina Toress:Your senses extend into the past, allowing you to perceive events that took place previously. You can make Perception checks to pick up on past information in an area or from a subject. The Gamemaster sets the DC for these checks based on how obscure and distant in the past the information is, from DC 15 (for a vague vision that may or may not be accurate) to DC 30 (for near complete knowledge of a particular past event as if you were actually present). Your normal (present-day) senses don’t work while you’re using Postcognition; your awareness is focused on the past. Your postcognitive visions last for as long as you concentrate. Postcognition does not apply to sensory effects like Mind Reading or any other ability requiring interaction. Postcognition may be Limited to past events connected to your own “past lives” or ancestors, reducing cost to 2 ranks.
    Geralt:((btw, ooc i realize this is probably a ruse, but IC Geralt just saw his countrymen burned alive
    Mina Toress:theres text for it for reference
    DM:The IMbued angrily grabs Calim pulling him to the side of the airship with great strength.
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“Look! THOSE ARE MY PEOPLE!”
    Calim Gorn:Hero Point lol
  • Quilthos Elwhyer points to the destroyed town below.
    “NO MORE!”
    DM:Well she techincalyl wouldn’t have had her hero point at that point anyway heh.
    Since you’d get it at the end of the scene
    Calim Gorn:Well she had one from before though
    Didn’t she?
    DM:She’s got 1 now and she gained one from the fight so…
    Calim Gorn:Oh, heh
    “Tch… The Sun Clan destroyed a single village, the Earth Demons could well destroy them all.”
    Mina Toress:sorry was in the bathroom
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“A single village?!”
    DM:He’s horrified by your statmeent… and he throws a punch at you
    Geralt:“Ok, Quilthos, put him down. He may not be of the clans but he is one of my band. Calim is a good man.”
    Calim Gorn:“I understand your anger, and your guilt at not being able to protect your people, it’s a natural response. But don’t let your emotions goad you into the wrong battle.”
    DM:That was to try to punch you. heh. Though it looks like you managed to dodge him
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah as long as he wasn’t actually holding me
    DM:Well at first he just moved you over to the edge of the airship. he wasn’t really grabbing you after that
    Calim Gorn:I’ll full defense in case he wants to try throwing any more
    DM:He just pulled you over there to show you.
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“I’m going to put an end to this feud…”
    Mina Toress:“Well good luck with that.”
    DM:One of the officers aboard the airship comes up.
    Officer:“There’s an urgent message from Meerin, he wants to speakr with Geralt or Calim.”
  • Geralt goes with the officer
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“I want to hear this as well.”
  • Quilthos Elwhyer follows after Geralt.
    Geralt:calim can come too if desires
  • Calim Gorn follows after Geralt
  • Mina Toress remains on deck.
    Geralt:“Meerin, this is Geralt.”
    “Elwhyer and Calim are here too.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:"We’ve got in touch with Saveron, and demand that he answer for this. Due to the sensetive nature of this, the Templar want us to have the meeting on Aylanae in attempt to discourage bloodshed. "
    Calim Gorn:“Probably not a bad idea…”
    Geralt:“What did Saveron have to say about it?”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“He denied it.”
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“Of course he did…”
    “That bastard.”
  • Calim Gorn snorts, “No surprise there.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“The templar want to get this matter resolved quickly as the battle is approaching, so they wnat you to divert immediately.”
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“The templar just want to sweep this under the carpet for thier war!”
    Geralt:“If only we could have gotten a captive for questioning. They do realize we still need to complete our previous task?”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, I was about to ask about that.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“They only need one or two of you as witnesses the others can complete your other task during that time.”
    “UNforutnately due to the time sensetive nature, they want this matter dealt with ASAP, or else their assault plan will be lacking in forces from our clan.”
    Geralt:“Calim and Mina should go. Any input I have is bound to be construed as biased.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Geralt:Laaza and I can complete the other task."
    Mina Toress:brb gonna make some tea
    Calim Gorn:“Just make sure you keep the old man on task. And don’t let him get caught if Adron’s goons decide to come calling again.”
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“We need you here Geralt… already the Gorn and toress plot to lie about what happened!”
    Calim Gorn:“I intend to speak only the truth about what I witnessed, Quilthos. You’re right to not trust a noble of Rahseld though, so I can’t really blame you for expecting me to lie.”
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Geralt:“Calim will tell the truth of what he saw. Of that I am sure. We can not allow them to dismiss our allegations simply because it is the word of a rival.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“If you trust your companions word, then so be it.”
    “I shall tell them we’ll agree to the meeting.. those of you that are going to Aylanae can get on the new airship that we sent… your airship can go to Ronen.”
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“This is a waste of our time,w e should be attacking now…”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Do not worry Quilthos, our soldiers are standing by… we do not abandon our brothers, if the Sun Clan is truly beihnd this… then we shall see them slaughtered, whether the empire agrees or not.”
    Calim Gorn:“No, you should be going back to preparing for the assault against Tinigath now.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“YOu have my word on that. Strike at one head, and all the heads shall bite back.”
    “In any case, our forces shall be gathered.”
    DM:With that Meerin switches off the Aela communciator.
    We should probably styop here and we can do the two meetings next time, unless you guys wanted to keep going heh.
    Geralt:“I guess this is where we part ways. I’ll meet with you after.”
    Calim Gorn:Heh, I’m good to keep going if you guys are
    Mina Toress:im good
    been stayign up late
    Geralt:((probably good to stop, at least for me, need to get to bed))
    have a big tournament tomorrow
    you can do the stuff with them though
    Mina Toress:what kind of tourney?
    Mina Toress:you wrestle?
    DM:Yeah guess I could do thier scene, though you may care what happens with Saveron and such. Not sure if you wanted to see it firsthand OOC as well
    Geralt:i used to.. i coach now
    Mina Toress:ah
    all i remember is the firemans carry
    Geralt:head coach for the elementry age league
    got duped into it… sucker
    Mina Toress:lol
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:sounds like a sports movie
    the sad sack gets duped into coaching the rag tag team
    DM:yeah that could be a movie.
    Some team that hasn’t pinned anyone yet. Never won a match.
    Geralt:nah, it is nice seeing the kids get better as you coach htem… when the actually listen to what you tell them and get their pin
    DM:And then they miraculous turn into a superstar team in the finals.
    Geralt:lol, not quite our story.. just the average joes that remain the average joes…. i did have a few boys that made top 4 seed for a few weight classes
    but will be a long day tomorrow i’m sure
    DM:Obviously you gotta start juicing em up.
    that’ll get your record up.
    DM:Sure their parents may have to deal with a little roid rage, but it’s all about the wins!
    Calim Gorn:Haha
    Geralt:anyway, you guys can carry on if you want, i’m heading to catch those sheep
    Calim Gorn:So we gonna get our political intrigue on and sell out the Hydra Clan while Geralt is away?
    DM:heh I dunno I guess you could lol.
    Calim Gorn:Well Meerin is gonna be there so probably not
    DM:heh okay.. so you want to do that scene or wait?
    Calim Gorn:I’m fine with doing it now
    Mina Toress:either way
    DM:Guess we can do it now.
    Mina Toress:i can do it now if yall want
    Calim Gorn:Too bad we don’t have Herlock and his diplomancy
    Mina Toress:hes def a one trick pony whore
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    DM:You fly back to Aylaane and arrive at the council chambers where they’ve called an emergency meeting… most of the members appear rather annoyed by this entire thing for one way or another… thery’re all in a bad mood, well except Oshiro.. he’s just Oshiro… which is probably the same thing
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Who’s the clan rep right now? Meerin?
    DM:Oren Wolfheart
    The templar seat is still empty as they haven’t had time to elect a new Grnad Templar.
    Such things generally take time.
    Mina Toress:what happened to the previous one? i forgot
    DM:Died at Vigilance from earth demons
    Mina Toress:oh
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    DM:Saveron sits down with his typical smug look on his face.
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“This council is now in session, we are to assess allegations of an attack by the Sun Clan on the Hydra Clan.”
    “Calim Gorn and Mina Toress will act as witnesses”
    “Calim you may start with your testimony.”
    DM:Actually the archmagi should be Helenia now
    Since the junior one serves on the council.
    Calim Gorn:“We were proceeding by airship to the village when we spotted flames in the distance. As we approached closer we saw that the village was on fire, and that a large pyre had been constructed and also lit, and that there were wyverns circling overhead.”
    “After seeing to our mission we proceeded to the village to put out the fires and rescue people trapped in burning homes. Geralt and Mina then were able to track the attackers’ trail and we set off after them.”
    “We came upon the attackers shortly after. They were dressed in Sun Clan attire and three of their number shapechanged into wyverns and took to the air to attack.”
    DM:They also by left the sun clan symbol drawn in blood near the twon square too
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’ll mention that too, and I think Geralt or Laaza said the pyre was a standard Sun Clan practice as well
    “Geralt was badly injured during the fighting, so I took it upon myself to notify Chieftain Meerin of what had transpired.”
    High Senator Gale Propolious:“You said SUn Clan attire, is it your opinion that they were of the Sun Clan, or merely dressed like them?”
    Calim Gorn:“I cannot be certain, I am not familiar enough with the various tribes of Yt to say definitively whether one is from the Sun Clan or not.”
    DM:Meerin and Quilthor, also present look at Calim hoping he’ll corroborate it…
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“You Rahseldian coward!”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“SIlence!”
  • Queen Chiesa Toress poionts at Quilthos’ outburst.
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“If you can’t condcut yourself you shall be removed.”
    Oren Wolfheart:“The man just lost many of his brothers and sisters. Were that happened to House toress I have no dobut your cries for blood would be even louder.”
  • Mina Toress rolls her eyes.
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“Were we on Makoro we could settle this with a simple duel. Your empire must complicate matters with your trials.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Mina do you have anything to add?”
    Mina Toress:“Your grace, I believe Calim has detailed the events as I saw them.”
    High Senator Gale Propolious:“And did you believe these to be Sun Clan warriors?”
    Mina Toress:“I don’t believe either way Senator. I am unfamiliar with Yt in much detail. I can only report what I saw with my eyes, which is as Lord Gorn recounted.”
  • Quilthos Elwhyer is seething with rage.
    Mina Toress:“Permission to speak freely before the council?”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Of course, we would not want you to keep any secrest from the council.”
    Mina Toress:“Who benefits? I’d suggest the council consider this, and investigate accordingly.”
    “Of course, common sense may not be so common in Yt.” she shrugs and sits back down
    Oren Wolfheart:“If you have a suspect then name them.”
    Mina Toress:“The man who gains the most, would be my suspect, councilor.”
    “Or woman.” she adds with a smirk
    Oren Wolfheart:“I have no time for riddles. Either you know something or you do not.”
    Mina Toress:“I don’t know this Saevron, so I don’t want to tain the councils view on this matter, I can only re-affirm what Lord Gorn witnessed.”
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:"This woman is of no help… "
    “Let us move this along.”
  • Mina Toress gives the Oshiro a nad, perhaps glad to be done with her questioning.
    Calim Gorn:“At the very least, all of the signs point strongly towards the Sun Clan. To any outside observer it would seem that they are the guilty party.”
    Oren Wolfheart:“it’s also known that Saveron and many of his fellow druids disappeared mysteriously during the time of the attack, and could not be contacted.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Saveron, how do you respond to this?”
    Calim Gorn:“As I understand it, there is some history of bad blood between the two clans as well.”
    Saveron of the Sun:“I deny it of course. The SUn Clan would never participate in such an attack.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“And do you have any evidence in your defense?”
    Saveron of the Sun:“Calim how many of the attacking party did you say you shot down with that weapon of yours?”
    Calim Gorn:“At least twelve.”
    Saveron of the Sun:“Had they been true Sun Clan, he would be lucky to take down two, let alone twelve. Obviously they are from inferior blood.”
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Oren Wolfheart:“And how do you explain your absence?”
    Saveron of the Sun:“I come and go as I please. I do not owe you an explanation.”
    “My business is my own.”
    High Senator Gale Propolious:“Surely you must understand this is highyl suspicious?”
    Archmage Helenia Chrystri:“The archmagi have reason to believe that Saveron and his associates were in Ronen during that time, at or around the city of Trisemmon.”
  • Calim Gorn raises an eyebrow
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, I see…”
    High Senator Gale Propolious:“in Ronen? Why?”
    Archmage Helenia Chrystri:(ignores the quesiton and continues) “A templar investigation also discovered that the bodies were marked with wyvern tattoos, marking them as members of the Wyvern tribe of Tinigath.”
  • Oren Wolfheart turns to Helenia…
    Oren Wolfheart:“I have heard of such a tribe… but do you have any other proof of this?”
    Saveron of the Sun:“You see, obviously a poor attempt at imitating our clan.”
    Calim Gorn:“Chieftain Oren, do the native wyverns of Yt have stingers on their tails?”
    Oren Wolfheart:“There are multiple types, both varieties exist.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, I see.”
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“This is propaganda!”
    “Imperial propaganda because you care only forf your own war and not our people!”
    Calim Gorn:“No, it’s as I suspected. Tinigath knows we are about to attack them, and so they are attempting to sow discord amongst us.”
    “I tried to tell you as much before.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“And how is it that the archmagi know of Saveron’s location when he was missing? Why was he in Ronen?”
    Archmage Helenia Chrystri:“The Archmagi do not wish to give out such information at this time, but you can trust in its accuracy.”
    “Saveron and his associates were there.”
  • Oren Wolfheart looks towards Helenai, obviously distrustful of the archmagi.
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Well if that is all the evidence… I fail to see anything substantial to implicate Saveron, even the wtinesses were not sure, and there is an alternative explanation.”
    High Senator Gale Propolious:“Shall we take it to a vote then?”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“You cannot simply expect us to take your word on this!!”
    “Our people were butchered.”
    Saveron of the Sun:“Perhaps had you accepted the Sun Clan offer of protection and leadership in the first place, such things would not have occured.”
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“SAVERON! YOU BASTARD
    DM:Quilthos rushes at Saveron is but is restrained by several imbued…
    Saveron of the Sun:“Much fire in him, but a lack of wisdom.”
  • Saveron of the Sun shakes his head.
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“Let us vote… I do not find the Sun Clan responsible..”
    Mina Toress:“Is trial by combat an option in Aylanae, your grace?”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“No. We do not wish Imbued to be slain.”
    Mina Toress:“They seem eager enough, pitty.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“I too find insufficient evidence.”
    High Senator Gale Propolious:“I concur with Her grace.”
    Archmage Helenia Chrystri:“The Archmagi know that the Sun Clan was not responsible for this.”
    Oren Wolfheart:“I am stil suspicious and not convinced.. I vote to hold off on the attack until a full investigation by actual neutral clans can be conducted.”
    Saveron of the Sun:“By my count, I’m free to go and this silliness can come to a close.”
    “i am thankful this council is 4 parts wisdom.”
  • Saveron of the Sun starts to walk off.
    Calim Gorn:“Chieftain Meerin, Quillthos, I apologize, but I think the council’s verdict is right in this case. You may have reason to hate Saveron, and I’m sure it’s quite well warranted, knowing him… But Tinigath is where you should direct your rage in this case. We all know that Saveron is devious and underhanded in his ways and looks down upon the other clans, and indeed all of us. But he is not the sort to carry out an attack like this in such a way as to so obviously implicate himself.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“It is not wisdom, but rather a desire for war.”
    “I fear he’s manipulated you all.”
    DM:Thjey already ejected Quilthors from the room when he tried to attack Saveron.
    Calim Gorn:lol okay
    “I would not put it past him to attempt such manipulation… Though that makes this open attack all the more unusual. A man who works in the shadows rarely steps into the light.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“or perhaps he knows how to manipulate this council more so than you give him credit.”
    Calim Gorn:“I will not discount the possibility, sir.”
    Mina Toress:“If that were the case, I suspect he may be doing so along with someone else. Perhaps someone in Trissemon.” she says not elaborating
    Calim Gorn:“Yes… Curious, that.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“You know something about Trisemmon?”
    Mina Toress:“Well, it’s odd that he was there, no?”
    Calim Gorn:(Is the incident there public knowledge? Like obviously not the truth of it, but like the fact that there was a big earthquake and an underground cavern collapsed and such)
    Mina Toress:“Just seem’s like a strange place for some clansman to be at, during this whole affair.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, he must have a specific reason for going there… And I doubt it was for the sightseeing.”
    DM:Yeah some of it is publicized like some kind of emegency under the city.
    Though the extent is only rumor really
    Calim Gorn:“I’ve heard some sort of emergency happened there recently.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“The archmagi say he was there… I don’t necessarily believe it.”
    “It couldb e a convenient excuse.”
    Calim Gorn:“What do the archmagi gain by lying?”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“They want this war as much as the Templar, perhaps even more.”
    Mina Toress:“Well, war is a racket, as they say.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
  • Mina Toress explains to him what a racket is.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Well that seems true to me.”
    “Not saying this war with Tinigath is unjustified but the Sun Clan… this complicates things.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Calim Gorn:“As I said, I’m sure your hatred of them is well warranted. Saveron does not do much to be loved for.”
    Mina Toress:“How is the Sun Clan’s relationship with modernization?”
    “Their interest in magitech? If any?”
  • Meerin of the Hydra shakes his head
    Meerin of the Hydra:“None at all.. they only respect the old ways.”
    Mina Toress:“An even stranger reason to be in Trissemon then.”
    Calim Gorn:“Indeed…”
    Mina Toress:“It’s mostly known for that, not exactly a tourist destination.”
    “If it had been Saerlon or Escalidar.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Yes which makes its truth highly questionable.”
    Calim Gorn:“Doesn’t Saveron like to go on about some sun spirit or somesuch? I think Geralt has mentioned it once or twice… I apologize for not being more familiar with your peoples’ lore…”
  • Mina Toress raises a brow and nods to Calim, as if suddenly thinking of something unspoken.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Yes. He believes the sun spirit is above all and destined to rule us.”
    Calim Gorn:“What is the sun spirit, exactly?”
    Mina Toress:“Some cunt probably, if its followers are like Saveron.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“It is a drudic spirit, like the spirits of the animals or the spirits of the earth or the trees.”
    “This is the spirit that resides within the sun.”
    Calim Gorn:“So then… It would take on the form of the sun, were it to appear before us?”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“If it wre to appear to the Sun Clan it would take the form of a globe of light or a being made of glowing light or fire.”
    Mina Toress:“Well, I don’t care much for sunshine, or religion, so if you’ll excuse me.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, I see…”
  • Mina Toress bows politely to Meerin and takes her leave, to go speak with Cheisa before they depart the city.
    Calim Gorn:“So Saveron considers himself the sun spirit’s chief representative among the clans, or something of that nature?”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Yes.”
    “He says his people have the blood of the sun spirit so to speak.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm…”
    “Ah, I apologize, I don’t mean to take up your time. I’m sure you need to get back to Aontas.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods
    DM:Okay what you gonna say to the queen
    Mina Toress:just gonna chat it up at first, then i got some shit to ask her about
    DM:okay you make a bit of small talk… we can assume you’ll have a conversation with her at the TToress barracks or what not afte rthe council chamber has been cleared
    Mina Toress:“Well, well, couldn’t resist twisting the dagger in my back at that ridiculous council meeting.”
    “Do you enjoy being Queen? It seems miserable.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Twisting the dagger in your back? I don’t know what you’re talking about?”
    “Twisting the dagger in your back? I don’t know what you’re talking about.” (should be a period there)
    Mina Toress:“You could have just passed me back, instead of wasting my time, with this mess.”
    me by*
    “But enough of that.”
    “I’m not here to chastise you, I can do that later.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“The people of Yt would only suspect you were hiding something that remained unsaid. You made quite a spectacle of yourself speaking in riddles.”
    Mina Toress:“What’s wrong with riddles?”
    “I’m terrible at them unfortunately.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“They do little to placate the clans, best to save them for the Makenki and the Illuvian.”
    Mina Toress:“But riddle me this, why was that goat fucker in Trissemon?”
    “I don’t know what the hell’s going on, but something isn’t as it seems.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Something tells me you may know more than you say. It’s known that one of Adron’s facilities collapsed.”
    “A particularly secret facility.”
    Mina Toress:“Yeah, something like that.”
    are there heart monitors in the barracks?
    DM:Yeah. though there’s rituals to turn em off.
    Mina Toress:“Perhaps you could see me off of Aylanae, my dear niece. We see each other so little.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“I suppose I could indulge that.”
    Mina Toress:“I won’t find any refreshment around these parts.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“I would think you’d find any meal a bit too flighty for tastes, and likely to make you feel lightheaded.”
    Mina Toress:“Oh indeed.”
    “This place always leaves a bad taste in my mouth, literally and figuratively.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Sometimes I feel the same.”
    Mina Toress:“Yes well, we all bear our curse none the same.”
    “Yours just happens to be a crown.”
    “You must have some delictable treats on your airship. I know you don’t have imbued sweeping the floors or emptying chamber pots.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“I am surrounded day after day by 3 others who would seek to be emperor… and another that thinks they’ve arleady achieved the title.”
    Mina Toress:“I thought there were more than 3 archmagi.” she jests
    I dont really wanna discuss anything too sensitive here
    DM:She catcehs your hint and she takes you aboard her airship away from prying eyes..
    Mina Toress:“How does the Princess fair these days?”
  • Mina Toress remarks on their walk.
    Mina Toress:“Arielle I mean.”
    “Alyssa, is flighty as usual from what I’ve witnessed.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“After Helenia’s treatment… she’s made a full recovery, she says she feels more powerful than ever.”
    Mina Toress:“Are you sure her and Sylara are not the sisters?”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Alyssa still has some of my ambitions, though her work ethic could use some improvement.”
    Mina Toress:“I had considered coming here, when Arielle fell ill, I thought perhaps I could help her, but well…..”
    “You know what that would entail, a messy affair, and a scandalous one.”
    “If your archmagi couldn’t save her, then I didn’t see much reason I could I suppose.”
  • Mina Toress drops the facade once they’re in private.
    Mina Toress:“It seems earth demons weren’t our main problem below Trissemon, but some sort of power possessing the mortals there. They were alive with fire, and would not perish.”
  • Queen Chiesa Toress’s eyes widen.
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“What?”
    Mina Toress:“Something the Templars turned loose on Adron it seems.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“You’re telling me the Templar sent Alyssa into that?!”
    Mina Toress:“Or someone allied with them.”
    “A little bird told me about something found beneath the ice in an expedition.”
  • Queen Chiesa Toress seems to be visibly angry.
    Calim Gorn:(lol, this should go over well)
    Mina Toress:“The same little bird says that’s why we were there, a clean up crew.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“How could the Sunlord dare…”
    Mina Toress:“To cave the place in, contain it I guess.”
  • Mina Toress shrugs.
    Mina Toress:“It doesn’t make much sense to me as a plan.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“One of my daughters nearly dies fighting for the empire and this is what they do with my other daughter?”
    Calim Gorn:(Now she’s probably gonna call me over and be like “How dare you bring my daughter along into that deathtrap” and start whipping me)
    Mina Toress:“But, as Calim mentioned, Saveron loves his sun spirit.”
    “Which just happens to look like a big giant ball of fire, you know.”
    “And he’s in Trissemon of all places.”
  • Queen Chiesa Toress nods.
    Mina Toress:“That’s about all I know.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“You swear on your life that what you’ve told me is true? These are not matters to exaggerate.”
    Mina Toress:“I don’t know what his angle is, with the Templar, or with Adron.”
    “Is there any news about Adron himself?”
    “I’ve been a little busy to keep up with the local gossip or bards.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Yes.. the Templar took him in… they’ve apparently conscripted him to build something in Tinigath as part of the war effort…”
    “Some kinda of anti-Earth Demon weapon.”
    Mina Toress:“You’re kidding?”
    “Guess they just wanted a monoply on what he had.”
  • Mina Toress nods. “Of course. Why the hell would I lie about something so off the wall?”
    Mina Toress:“I’m only telling you this because we’re family.”
    “It very well could cost me my head.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“The Templar are up to no good.. first that weapon of thiers in Ronen… and now this.”
  • Mina Toress nods.
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“This isn’t the first weapon they’ve constructed.”
    Mina Toress:“I don’t know if their religious thing is a simple cover, or they’re just insane radicals carrying out Sheyl’s will.”
    “Hell, they may just be puppets themselves.”
    “Religious types are easily manipulated anyway in my experience.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“The archmagi then…”
  • Mina Toress nods.
    Mina Toress:“That would be my guess.”
    “They’re the puppet masters, and the Templar the puppets.”
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah the Sunlord’s boss is that one guy who’s both a Templar and an Archmage)
    Mina Toress:yeah i was about to mention that
    “Not to mention, that guy who’s affiliated to both, and seems to have his hand up the sunlords ass moving his mouth.”
    “They may even be covering for Saveron.”
    “Would explain why he was so arrogant about the whole affair.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Why would tehy all with Saveron?”
  • Mina Toress shrugs. “Good question.”
    Mina Toress:“But if it wasn’t Adron, then it seems like the only other reason he could have been at Trissemon was due to the Templar somehow.”
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah I’ve been wondering how Saveron knew to go there to look for his sun spirit)
    Mina Toress:“Maybe there is some sort of lore or magic the sunclan has handed down, that may be of use to them in their research about this thing.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“You think all Saveron’s superstitious nonsense about the Sun Spirit is actually linked to that orb?”
    Mina Toress:“I can’t say with any degree of certainty, just seems like a long string of coincidences.”
    “And I’m not much for coincidences.”
    “Not this damn many anyways.”
    “Not much else I can add.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“I always knew Saveron was interested in the orb after it was first discovered… but… I have not suspected any of his privitimive religion was true.”
    Mina Toress:“Oh?”
    “I did not know about that now.”
    “Well then, there you go.”
    “Seems there’s another coincidence for you.”
    “Information tends to get distorted and corrupted over long periods of time.”
    “What he literally believes is probably bullshit.”
    “But there could be a few useful grains of truth buried in there.”
    “Who knows what kind of myths or other lore they have handed down.”
    “You should look into that perhaps. See what you can discover about this faith of his.”
    “Some of the tribesmen may rely on oral histories instead of written.”
    “You may have to go straight to the horses mouth.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“I think I have more important things to deal with… like finding out why the Tempklar would undermine me by sending my daughter into that hell.”
  • Mina Toress shrugs. “Do with it what you will.”
    Mina Toress:“I may need a favor myself one day.”
  • Mina Toress gives her a look.
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Did you have anything in mind?”
    Mina Toress:“Not right now, I’d like to save it.”
    “When my ass is potentially on the line.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:(Like for treason cause you gave away confidentail templar info?) :P
    Mina Toress:haha
    yeah prolly
    “Blood is thicker than water as mortals say.”
    “Even if I am the Black Rose of our family.”
  • Mina Toress courtsies to the Queen.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:she’s the black rose, aka lik ethe black sheep, of the family
  • Mina Toress takes her leave.
    DM:Yeah Btw the Templar did have you swear the whole oath not to tell anyone and such, similar to the other PCs. I don’t know if I formally said that but.. they pretty much had everyone in that thing swear not tell on penalty of treason and such
    Mina Toress:yeah i expected that, whatever
    DM:heh okay just wanted ot make sure you knew the gravity of your crimes against the empire :P
    okay this is a pretty good spot to stop anyway…
Session Log 22

Tabris:So Sef said he might not show up because there were bad storms in the area and he might lose power
So who knows who we’re even gonna have tonight
Herlock:man i was in the middle of gundam :(
Tabris:Well G ain’t here yet
And Sef may not show up since it was storming where he is and he may have lost power
i am watching the origin episode 4
its dope
DM:hey G
Just waiting on Sef now.
DM:there he is cool.
alright just gimme one sec. then we’ll be good to go.
want to hit the bathroom real quick and get somehing to drink
Herlock:welp there goes dr minovsky
Geralt:hey Tab while we wait, with T’s help i come up with a change to the morailty system… it could help you with small things or hurt you if you get real depraved…
Mina Toress:do you get any hero points starting as a new char? or you start with zilch?
cant remember
Calim Gorn:lol well guess my morality ain’t gonna go much higher, so much for that second Destiny token flip
DM:ok I’m here.
You should have 1 hero point.
Mina Toress:im at zilch
DM:Mina Toress refreshes Luck points.
Mina Toress:thanks
DM:Mina Toress gains a hero point.
okay everyone ready?
Herlock:i guess
Calim Gorn:Yup
Alyssa Toress:amuro is eating lasagna
DM:So last we left off, you were in a hotel room discussing the operation with Justinia Lastrium, when there was a flash of light outside, followed by a tremor.
Mina Toress:yea
Alyssa Toress:was there i dont remember that
DM:You took that to mean that it was time to begin the operation and proceeded towards the underpath.
Alyssa Toress:okie
lets go blow some shit up
maximum death
Mina Toress:or get blown up
DM:You make your way towards the Underpath, effectively Adron’s subway system.
This part is open to the public, but you’ve learned from Gorn intelligence that there are special tnnels that go to a hidden facility.
Justy S. Lastrium:“Figure we should wait here until we see obvious signs of distress to investigate.”

  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Mina Toress:“Watch out for the rats, they’re like small dogs around here.” she jokes
    Calim Gorn:“Our so-called friends are supposed to open the way for us…”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah…”
    Alyssa Toress:“well if that doesnt work we can just carve a path ourselves”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“That’d be a bad idea. That place is basically a fortress as far as we can tell. If the Earth Demons don’t want any part of it… we probably don’t want to try breaking in ourselves if things don’t go as planned.”
    Geralt:We were responding to the explosions right?
    Alyssa Toress:“guess we should have brought more explosives”
    Calim Gorn:There was a flash of light and a tremor
    Presumably an explosion
  • Mina Toress unslings her heavy spiker from her back and shoulders it.
    DM:Well there wasn’t a loud explosion sound, so you’re not sure what the light was. It did create a tremor, but no loud sound.
    Alyssa Toress:we need some bunker busters
    Mina Toress:whats the inaccurate mod do again, -1 or is it -2?
    was just rechecking weapon stats
    heavy spiker says inaccurate, doesnt list a rank, so i assume thats just a -2 to rolls
    DM:Yeah it’s rank 1
    Alyssa Toress:can i whisper back?
    Mina Toress:how does that work with the caps
    i got +11 to hit with ranged
    and the gun itself does rank 6 dmg
    so do i apply the -1 before caps or after
    ie would it be +10/6 -1
    Justy S. Lastrium:(-1 is before cap)
    (So you can counteract it with something potentialyl if you’re overcap)
    Mina Toress:yeah i got +1 to hit over
    so guess i’m at -1 to hit then -2
    instead of -2 i mean
    Justy S. Lastrium:(Yeah if you’re over you can use it to counteract the innaccurate penalty since it’s not a sitautional modifier)
    Mina Toress:yeah i wasnt sure how that worked when i made her
    anyways proceed
    my interpretation was its basically a magitech 50 cal
    DM:A few minutes pass before something happens…
    A voice is projected through the Underpath area.
    You guess it might be a Di crystal based on how it speaks…
    Voice:“Attention: Due to unforseen circumstances, all public Underpass travel is now halted. The public must evacuate all conveyors. All security personnel proceed to the nearest conveyor and proceed down the restricted track. This is a Class One incident.”
    Calim Gorn:“Well that certainly sounds ominous.”
    DM:You can hear immediate sort of panic seem to affect the nearby security officers you can see as they start frantically shoutinng orders trying to evacuate the public from the underground subway conveyors.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Well that’s our cue… lets offer our services.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Alyssa Toress:“lets party”
  • Geralt hurries in the direction of the commotion
    DM:Justy runs up towards one of the nearest Underpath conveyors running up to one of the guards.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Hey, we’re Imbued and it looks like you’ve got a situation that could use our help.”
    Security Officer:“I’m sorry but that’s a restricted area, we’re not supposed to let any outsiders in there.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“I can’t be sure, but I’d say the ‘Class One incident’ means everyone is flipping thier shit and panicking… and with most of the imbued called into war in Tinigath…. you’re going to need all the help you can get.”
    Calim Gorn:“You sure you can handle whatever this is by yourself? Class One Incident sounds pretty serious.”
    DM:I’m gonna give Calim a persuasion check… if your total is less tahn Justy;‘s I’ll say you assit her, otherwise she’ll assist you…
    Calim Gorn:Heh okay
    Nat 20
    Mina Toress:he decides to join
    and give his life for our cause
    DM:The soldiers look at each other.. clearly under orders not to let anyone in… but..
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Security Officer:“Okay fine… You guys can lead the way.”
    Mina Toress:“Time to put on your big boy pants.”
    Security Officer:“Though if anyone else says you have to leave, you’ll have to turn back.”
    DM:The other officers clear the conveyor (basicalyl a subway car of sorts) and one of them yells up to the front (persumably to the engineer)
    Security Officer:“OKAY GO!”
    DM:With that, the Underpath’s conveyor starts to move slowly, but building speed.
    At first you travel on a level track but then you can tell you’re being taken on a downward descent…
    Security Officer:“We won’t be able to get any communications from down there until shortly before we arrive.. it’s deep below the ground and Aela communications won’t penetrate except to a few areas with specially placed aelatubes.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Calim Gorn:“Any word on what the situation is? Other than the alert?”
    Security Officer:“I’ve never seen a Class One before… it’s the most dangerous situation there is. It means to pull everyone.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm… Wonder if it’s those Earth Demons everyone’s been gossipping about…”
  • Calim Gorn says it to try to put a little fear into the security contingent
    Security Officer 2:“Yeah… gotta be Earth Demons.. what else could get that deep beneath the ground…”
    Security Officer 1:“Earth Demons in Ronen? No way.”
    Security Officer 2:“Well what if it’s a giant nest of screamers?”
    Security Officer 1:“I think the personnel down there could handle that.”
    Security Officer 2:“Damn I don’t want to get Earth rot…”
  • Security Officer 2 looks about nervously.
    Mina Toress:“Earth demons? Sounds like bullshit gossip to me.”
    “What are you all, a bunch of old women?”
  • Mina Toress tries to play skeptical.
    Calim Gorn:(lol well so much for getting them to shit themselves and run away =P)
    Security Officer 1:“Hey you;‘re the imbued, you’re supposed to be the defenders of the empire!”
    Mina Toress:“Prolly some Daelan agents, trying to stir up a panic with that shit. I don’t buy it.”
    Security Officer 1:“Earth demons would be your territory anyway.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yeah, so leave it to us and bug out while the gettin’s good.”
    Security Officer 1:“I was thinking we could just let you guys lead the way, and let us know when it’s clear… we’re not equipped for fighting earth demons.”
    Calim Gorn:“Curious…”
    Security Officer 2:“I mean I’m sure thre’s anti-earth demon gear down there.. but we’ve just got basic weaponry.”
    “Nothing compared to your Aela magic and formidable strength.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Don’t worry, we’ll cover for you. Just stay in the train and evacuate anyone that comes that way… I’m sure tehre’s a lot of people that’ll be fleeing.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yeah, that’ll be your best bet. And you won’t get in our way.”
    Security Officer 1:“Yeah.. good idea.”
    DM:The total journey takes about 5 minutes of travel before you see the Underpass conveyor slow to a stop at another underground area.. you’re deep underground, you can feel it… at least the Imbued can.
    Teleportaton won’t let you escape this place… pretty much tthe tunnels are your only option.
    Calim Gorn:(We might actually get to see Alyssa do something then, lol)
    Alyssa Toress:yeah yeah
    DM:The doors come open to essentially a subway platform with a single metal door leading to the inside of some undergrounds tructure… the metal door is open and the platform is already crowded with people screaming in panic, many from the garb appear to be scientists or mundane workers.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Damn… Looks like it’s a full-blown evac.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yeah, whatever’s going on must be big.”
    Alyssa Toress:so this is where we start cutting them down right
    Calim Gorn:Not quite
    Alyssa Toress:ok
    DM:As the doors to the coneyor come open… you can see the mob trying to push their way in.. .with your strength you can try to force your way past.. or just use short range teleportation in Alyssa’s case.
    Anyone not have at least 3 strength or a way to teleport?
    Geralt:need to roll or auto?
    Calim Gorn:Heh, my STR is only a 2…
    DM:Nah just auto unless you’re lacking in strength heh.
    Okay you’ll have tomake an atheltics check to push past or lose some time in the crowd.
    Unless you’ve got some other tactic for clearing em.
    Calim Gorn:I got Leaping 4, can just jump over ‘em
    DM:nah not enough ceiling
    Calim Gorn:Boots of Rising them
    DM:You’d just hit your head on the top of the conveyor.
    Calim Gorn:then*
    Push along the ceiling
    DM:It’s a really tight ceiling. heh.
    You can’t really jump or fly effectively.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Okay, guess I’m rolling
    DM:I mean pciture trying to get out of a packed subway car with a bunch of people rushing in.
    Flight ain’t really gonna help
    Calim Gorn:Unless the Ogre Gauntlets help me any
    They give me Str 3 for lifting purposes
    DM:heh not really
    Calim Gorn:I could toss people out of the way
    DM:I mean they require setup time and such.
    Not really good for stressful situations.
    Calim Gorn:lol fine
    DM:Alyssa could stunt a teleport to get you in.
    Calim Gorn:Can’t use Acrobatics instead?
    DM:Or Geralt could use an Aard :P
    Alyssa Toress:tab just open fire on them
    Calim Gorn:lol of course
    Geralt:yeah, i’ll do that if can without hurting any
    DM:Calim gets hung up getting out of the conveyor getting pushed into there by the crowd of panicked people who basicalyl run him over…
    Calim Gorn:“Shit!”
    “Get out of my way, damn it!”
    DM:Heh well I mean, you would be pushing back a big crowd and could knock them off the other side of the platform so might be some injuries.
    Calim Gorn:So I guess I can’t use Acrobatics then
    DM:Yeah heh… your’e kinda pinned in tehre.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Damn.. Alyssa can you magic him out of there?”
    Alyssa Toress:“i guess”
    i’ll STUNT
    and teleport tab
    and now i will be tired
    DM:heh okay.
    Alyssa Toress:or whatever its called
    i am a little loose on the rules
    DM:you get fatigued from it teleporting him out of the conveyor.
    Alyssa Toress:see my other plan was to just start tossing fireballs
    but that would probably make the group mad
    That also wouldn’t be bad for Calim he’d be getting cooked in there too
    Alyssa Toress:calim has better stats
    he would live
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I mean it kinda wrecks the whole cover story of “We’re here to help” if you start just randomly killing civilians
    Alyssa Toress:the civilians wouldnt
    Calim Gorn:Like a fucking murder hobo
    Alyssa Toress:look if theres no witnesses no one will know
    DM:Alyssa gets him outt of there and onto the main platform. Tjere
    There’s a couple of other secuirty personnel dressed in heavy body armor (anti-nuumian stuff) and with heavy weapons.
    Security:“Who are you guys?”
    “This is a secure area.. you don’t belong down here.”
    Alyssa Toress:“we are coming to help stop the attack”
    “now get out of our way or help us stop it”
    Calim Gorn:We’re Imbued, Senator Kortarian sent us down here to help."
    DM:The guards look at each other for aminute as if deciding.. then turn back to you.
    Security:“Fine… there’s an armory to the left.. get suited up.”
  • Calim Gorn nods and proceeds to the armory
  • Mina Toress turns into mist to make her way through the crowd.
    Mina Toress:sorry had scroll lock on
    Geralt:“Suited up? I’m not familiar with this stuff.”
  • Geralt follows Calim
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Probably for the anti-Nuumian stuff.”
    Calim Gorn:“Just follow my lead.”
    DM:You see the entrance to the facility has a pair of heavy automated cannons as well though they don’t trigger on you.
    If you had time you might admire the tech and try to figure out hwo it works.. of course you’re a bit in a rush…
    Calim Gorn:(once out of earshot of the guards) “Wearing their gear will help us blend better, and we won’t be questioned everywhere we go.”
  • Mina Toress nods. “I agree”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah, the masks will cover our faces too.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Besides who knows how much Nuumian is in this place.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yeah… Better safe than sorry.”
  • Calim Gorn grabs some protection gear and puts it on, then helps Geralt
    Alyssa Toress:i’ll put it on too
    DM:You head over to the armory, which contains what you recognize as Adron’s anti-Nuumian suits or at least variations of his military issue armor.
    Calim Gorn:What do they have for weapons? Could I set my pistol to mimic what the effects are?
    It has Variable 2
    DM:You will have to take off any existing armor you’ve got, but the suit does provide protection 4 (though doesn’t stack with other protection effects like Alyssa’s shiedl)
    Well your pistol could only do the stuff it’s already set for, it doens’t really have a mimic function, I thought it basically used specialized ammo to do diff stuff?
    Calim Gorn:Hm, I can’t fit it over my jacket? It’s just a regular thin jacket, or that’s how it looks anyway
    Yeah basically I’m just trying to figure out what the effect on the guns are, like is there a “Anti-Nuumian” descriptor or whatever
    DM:Hmm… you could wear the jacket over it I suppose.
    Calim Gorn:I have specialized ammo for everything but like I don’t know what the effect is to call it heh
    DM:Though it wouldn’t stack with protection gained from the jacket.
    Calim Gorn:Right yeah
    Geralt:so we get this stuff without paying points?
    Calim Gorn:It’s just for this scene, heh
    Would have to pay points to keep it after this probably
    DM:Well basically the stuff lasts for the adventure.
    But if you want to continually make it part ofyou you’d have to pay.
    Though for the rest of the adventure it’s free.
    Kinda like how batman may use Mr. Freeze’s cold gun or something for one comic, but then not use it afterwards or what not.
    It doesn’t become part of his true arsenal.
  • Mina Toress suits up.
    Mina Toress:“Come on, make it quick.”
    DM:You all suit up in one of Adron’s suits… as for weapons…
    Give me a ttech roll to ID what they are.
    Calim can see that there’s plenty of dual beam projector rifles there, It seems they haven’t really been going for those, There’s a few Nuumian disruption rifles left, and a few Aela burst spears. All the spiker rifles save one have been taken….
    And there’s also a lone lightning hand cannon there. (basically a big rocket launcher sized lightning gun)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:the dual beams are electricity/fire correct?
    Geralt:I’ll stick with the melee weapons
    DM:The seeker orbs are totally depleted, and there are some flameburst grenades, though another container of frostburst grenades have been totally grabbed up
    Yeah dual beams are electricity/fire.
    Calim Gorn:“Seems like Spiker Rifles are the most effective… Or at least the most used.”
  • Mina Toress pats hers.
    DM:I’ll give Calim and Mina an investigation roll as well
    You had to make thhe tech roll to get the investigation.
    Mina Toress:shit roll
  • Mina Toress is too busy playing with her body armor to notice.
    Geralt:yeah, Geralt don;t know jack about tech
    Calim Gorn:Are these the heavy spiker or just the regular spiker or what?
    DM:Calim looks over the weapons and can see that it seems the frost weapons were by far the most popular, spikers with frost spikes, seeker orbs (also cold based) and frostburst grenades.
    Mina Toress:prolly reg
    the heavy is like a big 50 cal
    most people cant even carry it around
    DM:nah they’re heavy.
    They don’t really fuck around.
    This seems like some heavy gear.
    Calim Gorn:“Seems like frost enchantments are popular for some reason.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“They didn’t awaken a dragon did they…?”
    Calim Gorn:“Let’s hope not…”
    Mina Toress:speaking of frost spikes, i didnt take any alt ammo or anything
    i wasnt sure how that works
    could you give me a brief explanation?
  • Calim Gorn loads some frost rounds into his pistol
    Geralt:“This is a hge stockpile for someplace that doesn’t have Earth Demon activity.”
  • Geralt says sarcasticly
    DM:They’re on the equipment list. heh… 1 pt alt ammo, basically lets you add cold damage to your weapon.
    Calim Gorn:“You know the old saying, ‘Be prepared.’”
    Mina Toress:so its an alt effect for 1pt? or 1pt equipment in and of itself?
    DM:It’s 1 pt equipment that you add-on to an existing spiker. basiaclly adds the ability to do frost/piercing damage as well as basic peircing.
    Mina Toress:yeah i saw em, but i didnt think they were for the new AF stuff i guess
    DM:Nah they’re not really
    they’re pretty old tech.
    Though you can use em for a heavy spiker.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Well lets get moving, at least these suits will conceal us.”
    Mina Toress:I’ll grab a few magazines then
    DM:They don’t have any frost ammo left heh.
    It all got grabbed up
    Mina Toress:oh i thought tab was loading up on it heh
  • Geralt grabs a spear
    DM:Nah… he was just noting what was missing.
    Calim Gorn:I have custom rounds for my pistol
    It has Variable 2
    So I can load it with different shit
    DM:Yeah his pistol can do frost stuff.
    Mina Toress:yeah i saw that bit and thought you meant you were loading the shit here into your own pistol
    Geralt:what is the deal with the spear?
    Mina Toress:yeah i know just misinterpereted
    Geralt:ittech or just enhanced?
    DM:The spear’s are Aela-burst weapons, basically waht Angelus was using against the earth demons.
    Calim Gorn:Oh nice, grab that
    DM:You stick someone witht he spear and it expodes a burst of Aela into em.
    Mina Toress:yeah like my flail
    Calim Gorn:close str-based damage 3, impaling/Aela, penetrating 3 linked with Weaken Stamina and Strength 5 (resisted by fort, resistible, see text)
    That’s the stats on it
    If it’s identical to what’s on the website
    As you get suited up in the armory.. .you hear a Di crystal voice speak throughout the complex.
    Or at lkeast you assume its’ a Di crystal because it’s calm.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Where everyone else you’ve heard has been ridiculously frantic.
    Di crystal:“More soldiers needed at Nuumian Barrier Room A on this level. All forces proceed there, the Nuumian barrier must not be allowed to fall or Earth Demon invasion will be imminent.”
    Geralt:“So where are we to deliver our package?”
    DM:You proceed a bit into the hall (assuming you don’t want to gear up more…) and you can see there’s some more people fleeing…
    Calim Gorn:“We’ve got several spots…”
    (We have a rough idea of where to plant our explosives?)
    Geralt:i got suit and spear, i guess that is all i really famuiliar with
    DM:You can see some signs in the hall labeling various areas… apparently the Nuumian Barrier rooms are on opposite sides of this level… You can hear screams coming from Barrier room A, along with plenty of energy blasts… definitely a battle going on there, and you guess it’s not going well.
    Calim Gorn:Our orders were basically plant the explosives and bring this whole place down right?
    DM:Yeah. heh.
    And ensure Adron’s device gets destroyed, so one explosive for that defintieyl.
    Calim Gorn:How many levels in this place according to the map? Heh
    Geralt:yeah, so no going to battles if not where we have to plant our det packs
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    DM:Thet op floor also has some kind of dormitories and eating quarters, as well as a security station…
    *top floor
    there also seems to e an Aela lift that can go to 4 other different levels… according to your estimates on how to blow this thing up, you’ve surmised the basic location of a couple weak spots on the edges.
    Geralt:then that is where we go
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, start making our way to the first weak spot and then on from there
    Justy S. Lastrium:(Yells out) “Everyone Evacuate! the base is lost!”
    Calim Gorn:Guessing the machine is going to be on the lowest level
    Geralt:start closest and work way out or farthest and work closer?
    Mina Toress:or split up?
    Justy S. Lastrium:“We could cover ground a lot faster if we split up, though it’d be dangerous, you guys up for that?”
    Mina Toress:“Fine with me, the sooner the better.”
    Calim Gorn:“Two teams then? Although our numbers aren’t even.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Don’t want to send you off on your own if you’re not ready for combat… plus the Queen would… lets not think about what the Queen would do…”
    “Alright, Mina you can head up the second team, since you’re good with magitech from what I hear.”
    Alyssa Toress:“sure lets split up”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Geralt you can protect her right?”
    Geralt:“Will do my best.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“The other three of us will handle the other one, we’ll meet on the lower level.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Mina Toress:“She can protect him is more like it.”
  • Mina Toress smirks.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“That’s the spirit.”
    DM:you form into your groups… trying to make your way down to floro 3, where the blast spot is.. you suspect the device is probably bottom floor.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“And set the explosive for 10 minutes.”
    Calim Gorn:Who’s in what group?
    Mina Toress:yeah lol
    i assume me and calim and herlock/geralt
    Calim Gorn:Heh, wouldn’t want Justy off by herself, she might not kill witnesses
    Mina Toress:since she mentioned the queen and protecting to G
    DM:Yeah actually… she’ll take Calim with her… and herlock/Mina/Geralt is another team
    Mina Toress:so yeah im kinda confused to
    DM:Assignmed you to your groups on the map.
    Okay… so… I’ll do the bigger group first.
    Alyssa Toress:this stuff isnt gonna blow up right
    if i run
    Geralt:so 2 in each group, since Alyssa won;t fight anyway ;)
    DM:Nah, it’s very stable.
    Alyssa Toress::(
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:hehe, have to razz ya
    Alyssa Toress:be careful with nitroglycerin
    Calim Gorn:It’s like tannerite, it’ll only blow once it’s triggered
    Alyssa Toress:ok
    is it okay if i shoot it with a gun
    Calim Gorn:No that’s what the timer is for
    Alyssa Toress:ok
    DM:You head off, you want to go for speed or try to be sneaky?
    Alyssa Toress:i’ll just do what the others want
    i heard one of the fail safe plans for preventing nuclear weapons from falling into the wrong hands is just to shoot them a bunch with guns
    Calim Gorn:Alyssa has Stealth +0 so I doubt sneaky is gonna work
    Geralt:i think speed should be the focus, don;t want to get stuck here if the containment goes down
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    that sounds good
    lets blow shit up
    Calim Gorn:Yeah plus we’re disguised so hopefully nobody will question us
    Alyssa Toress:our giant backpacks full of bombs
    Calim Gorn:Just remember what to do if anyone sees you setting the bombs
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    Mina Toress:speed it is then
    DM:okay you want to try to proceed along floor 1 and try to take an elevator nearest to the detonation point or go to floor 3 with this elevator that’s nearby?
    And proceed across floor 3?
    Mina Toress:sounds like the 1st option is prolly the better one imo
    Geralt:if that elevator is functioning.. we know this one works
    DM:You don’t really know if it works yet heh.
    Just that it’s there.
    You can try it of course.
    Of course, one could hope that a Witcher, an expert Aela mage and a vampire wouldn’t be stopped by a nonfunctional elevator.
    Geralt:oh, so noone been using it while we here?
    DM:Not that you’ve seen. You haven’t really had too much time ot check it out
    since you’re basicalyl just deciding to split up now and get your bearings.
    Geralt:ok, lets go to the far ele then, less travel on the lower levels which are probably more dangerous
    Mina Toress:well this level seems less crowded than the lower ones id imagine currently, so i think
    DM:Th3e ceilings here btw are pretty tall, it isn’t cramped.. so about 20 ft ceilings, and the corridors are big enough to accomodate a couple Shiadars.
    Mina Toress:or giant 20’ tall earth demons
    DM:or that :)
    Calim Gorn:Or both at the same time
    Mina Toress:nah you’re calim
    you cant ever find a way to use your shiadar :-p
    no risk of shiadars being here
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s why I ditched it for this version =P
    DM:You’re basicalyl heading kinda way from where the call for troops was… not directly away, but more of liek running parallel to it.
    So it might look kind of odd you’re going in the direction not towards the fighting.
    Alyssa Toress:oh well notjing we can do about that
    either we get into combat or not
    Calim Gorn:Special mission, fuck off
    DM:You run into one man in a labcoat who spots you as your’e moving…
    He seems to be somehat less panicked than the rst so you guess he might be one of the higher ups on the project.
    Labcoat:“Where the hell are you going?! The fight is that way!”
    “If they knock out our Nuumian barrier, we’re going to be swamped with Earth Demons!”
    DM:Hwo you want to respond, you coudl just keep running and ignore him… or you coudl talk.. or….
    Calim Gorn:(Fireball!)
    DM:Yeah or that.
  • Mina Toress grabs him and proceeds to drain him dry.
    Calim Gorn:lol nice
    DM:heh well it’s gonna be tough to bite people in the sealed Nuumian suit.
    Alyssa Toress:oh i was changing music
    i was gonna kill him
    DM:That thing basically has a gas mak on it and shit.
    Alyssa Toress:i’ll sword him
    Mina Toress:i was just joking lol
    Alyssa Toress:sword itme
    DM:heh okay.
    Alyssa Toress:hold on i gotta get my char sheet
    DM:Alright Alyssa rushes up and swords him. I’ll give her a free attack since he’s totalyl not expecting that.
    After that il’lt be init if he lives.
    Geralt:murder hobos is our new group name
    Mina Toress:lol
    Alyssa Toress:look you said kill witnesses
    Mina Toress:that would be a good band name tho
    Alyssa Toress:damage 9, lethal, multi attack
    Labcoat:heh okay, that’s gonna get him.. lets see you’ve got multiattack on that.. so that’ll be another +5 to DC cause of that.
    Calim Gorn:Splat
    Mina Toress:what does that look like?
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Yeah he’s toast
    Alyssa Toress:did he splat
    Mina Toress:like mordenkainers sword type of deal?
    Alyssa Toress:no
    DM:Alyssa chops him up in a flurry of sword swipes from her conjured sword.
    Alyssa Toress:i wield it
    Mina Toress:ah
    DM:He doesn’t ghet any chance to call for alarm or anything as he’s cut up.
    Mina Toress:didnt know that, i always thought it was just like a floating sword
    Alyssa Toress:nah
    its like a thin sword
    but with a blade not a piercing weapon
    DM:You notice it’s very hot from the battle site… likely the result of a fire, or something that breathes it…
    Mina Toress:hint hint
    DM:But you fortunately try to proceed around that…
    Alyssa Toress:okay so he died
    thats good
    my first kill!
    Mina Toress:sef needs to be here, he takes 0 damage from dragonflame
    Geralt:run you fools, your weapons can not help you here…
    Alyssa Toress:its fly you fools
    Geralt:oh right
    Alyssa Toress:tolkien was all about that fancy speech
    dont worry its not a balor
    DM:Up ahead Geralt’s keen hearing picks up the sounds of a magitech armor…
    Alyssa Toress:its just a dragon
  • Mina Toress looks a bit surprised at the younger toress brutality.
    Geralt:“Armor ahead….”
    Alyssa Toress:balor is probably worse than a dragon
    DM:The metal on metal on the floor is pretty hard to not hear… it is coming from the way you’d want to go, but it hasn’t noticed you, you coudl hide and let it pass, try to go straight by it.. or…
  • Mina Toress heads on after pausing a moment perhaps in shock.
    Mina Toress:not a the gore, more just who it was delivered by
    Alyssa Toress:hey man i got a job to do
    Geralt:will turn off path for a moment till passes
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    DM:okay you gonna duck into a side doorway?
  • Mina Toress turns into mist and continues down the passage, drifting past the armor, to scout the path ahead for the group.
    Geralt:whatever is close
    hall, room et
    Mina Toress:the nearby fire will make good cover for my mist form
    or excuse is what i meant
    Alyssa Toress:arent vampires super weak to fire
    DM:Okay geralt ducks ito a nearby meeting room with Alyssa.. the place seems to be empty… save for a single young woman crouching under the table and crying…
    Alyssa I assume goes with Geralt while Mina goes ahead.
    Mina Toress:im not going into a fire, i just meant a fire raging makes a cloud of mist going past not that out of the ordinary
    Alyssa Toress:i sigh
    while you were studying science i was studying the blade
    Mina Toress:hahaha
    DM:Mina passes by the large magitech armor… it’s not a conventional one, definitely one of Adron’s… though it’s pilot doesn’t seem to pay any heed to her mis form.. apparently in a rush.
    Mina Toress:I’ll linger to see if it spots g and herlock
    DM:It doens’t seem to linger too long heading right to the battle area…. and since they’re in a side room, thanks to Geralt’s hearing they were able to avoid it.
    How does Alyssa want to handle the girl btw?
    Geralt:“Get to the surface, this place has been compromised.”
    once i hear the armor pass by
    Mina Toress:I’ll head back to the room they ducked in, i dont wanna loose em in the chaos
    Alyssa Toress:i mean i guess i wont kill her
    DM:The girl seems to be in a state of shock… you can try to use a persuasion cehck to get her moving though… but she’s definiteyl totally screwed up from whatever happened…
    Geralt:“Tell any others you see that they need to evacuate and let the soldiers do their work.”
    Alyssa Toress:she didnt seem to question me
    DM:Nah she’s basically curled up in a ball under the table in a panic/shock response. heh.
    She’s not particularly coherent.
  • Mina Toress reforms once she spots the others in the room.
    Mina Toress:“What is it? What’s the hold up? The armor is gone.”
    Alyssa Toress:okay if the armor is gone i am gonna leave
    Geralt:not going to spend a lot of time
    Alyssa Toress:and geralt can have fun with her
    wait that came out wrong
    DM:You think you’re geting through to her… but it’ll take a bit of time… about a minute or so to get her moving.. do you want to take the time or leave her behind?
    Geralt:if she doesn’t respond or act I’m leaving
    Mina Toress:he needs a stuffed unicorn
    Alyssa Toress:man sef when did you play that game
    Mina Toress:i saw conan play that bit on tv
    Alyssa Toress:oh
    Geralt:“We need to get going to warn others. Go now!”
  • Geralt departs into the hallway
    DM:So not gonna take the time to get her out of shock?
    Geralt:nope, we have a mission and a time limit
    Alyssa Toress:sorry T we gotta go blow up this base
    DM:heh okay.
    Alyssa Toress:the section 8 reactor is gonna blow
    Geralt:i take 5 points of conflict ;)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:oh nm i thought we were trting to talk to her
    nm then
    DM:Yeah they’re leaving her behind.
    Mina Toress:just leave her if G is done with her
    DM:You proceed down the corridor, taking your next turn.. and get to the elevator shaft going down.. the elevator of course does’t work…
    Geralt:of course not
    just like i said
    DM:It seems that it’s locked in place by the safety brakes… as if the Aela cushion that moves it has malfunctioned or been destroyed.
    Alyssa Toress:lets cut thru it and fly down
    you guys can fly right
    Geralt:stairs down or ele the only way?
    DM:You coudl look for stairs, there’s probablysome stairs you could usee.
    Calim Gorn:(Heh yeah just slice through the floor and jump down)
    Geralt:will go for stairs
    DM:Or try to cut through it and go downwards. or maybe activate some kind of technology based roll to try to find a way to bypass it.
    Mina Toress:“I’ll cut the breaks.”
    DM:Geralt also oddly noticed his medallion seemed to vibrate some as the magitech armor passeed by, he’s not really sure why…
    Mina Toress:“Get in.”
    DM:Forgot to tmention that before.
    Calim Gorn:(Heh, I knew it)
    Alyssa Toress:“we could find stairs”
    Mina Toress:“You sure?”
  • Mina Toress shrugs.
    Geralt:ok, though it hums around mina too, but she was not there yet?
    DM:Yeah heh, she was scouting ahead.
    Geralt:ok, nothing to do abotu it now
    Mina Toress:prolly detects some nuumian reactor or something
    powering it
    Geralt:finding stairs
    Calim Gorn:Yeah Calim was saying that he thinks Adron is using Nuumian to power his Magitech
    Mina Toress:“Any idea where the stairs are?”
    DM:You manag eto find a stairwell nearby with a little difficulty… and start heading down… There’s a lone soldier running up… he’s discarded his helmet and you can see his face is dripping with sweat, dropped his weapon too.
    Mina Toress:“We could get under this thing and climb down, or fly down in her case.”
    Alyssa Toress:“one of us cant fly”
    Geralt:“What’s going on down there?”
    Soldier:“The lower levels are lost! Go Go!”
    DM:He seems to also be in a panic but doesn’t have any obvious wounds.,
    Mina Toress:“I can carry someone down.”
    Geralt:“Ok, let any others you see know.”
  • Mina Toress sticks to the ceiling and dangles upside to explain. (wall-crawling)
    DM:He doesn’t seem to stick around too long, obviously in a full sprint.. as if something was chasing him.
    Calim Gorn:(lol they’ve already gone for stairs dude)
  • Geralt proceeds down the stairs after the man passes.
    Mina Toress:yeah i somehow missed that blurb by T
    i see it
    DM:You rush down the stairs, btw you staying together or letting the faster members get a head start?
    Mina Toress:“Well, this should get interesting.”
    DM:Or you going the speed of your slowest member?
    Mina Toress:im gonna try and stick together
    Geralt:i think i’m the slowest
    but i think they still at the ele
    and want to fly… i don;t fly
    DM:you start proceeding down the stairs getting to floor B2… and as you’re about to head to B3.. the door to B2 pops open and standing before you is a human in a lab coat… .at first you might mistake him for a normal scientist, but the way he moves is unnatural and the moment his eyes come across you, they look at you with a glare that you recognize as more beast than man…
    Gonna roll init as this point…
    Calim Gorn:Oh hell
    Alyssa Toress:oh so he is in a disghuise tooo
    Calim Gorn:Is this an orb man? lol
    Geralt:roll for guy?
    or ready for my action?
    Soldier:yeah juist enterng his stats heh
    Geralt:i spear the dude
    *****Start of Scientist’s Turn*****
    DM:Should be geralt’s turn
    Gotta fix that init macor
    Give me a perc check also
    Geralt:going to roll my normal atk but add whatever effect the spear has
    Mina Toress:wtf is an orb man
    Calim Gorn:Like from Ssthiyen
    Mina Toress:oh
    yeah we’re gonna turn all of ronen into the fire zombie apocalypse
    Calim Gorn:Would explain why the ice weapons were popular, lol
    Mina Toress:
    DM:Geralt notices that the man appears human at first glance, but his movements are unnatural and faster than what a normal person should be capable of… more strange is his scent.. definitely human, but the scent of cooked meat…
    Calim Gorn:lol shit, it is
    Alyssa Toress:is it too late to change my character to a gundam
    DM:And Geralt can feel the heat radiating from him.. he’s very warm, despite not actually appearing to e on fire.
    Alyssa Toress:like maybe a gundam from 0083 stardust memories
    DM:He doesn’t match any known Earth Demon Geralt is aware of.
    The scientists rolls away with unnatural speed dodgng the Aela Burst spear.. .
    *****Start of Scientist’s Turn*****
    DM:Geralt can see some parallleklys between his actions and feral undead, but he doesn’t know any of them that radiate heat like this one does…
    Calim Gorn:Yeah this place definitely needs to be blown up
    DM:But it does seem to give a familiar sort of hunger as an undead creature looking to feed on life energy.
    The scientist comes at Geralt… unarmed he just tries to grab him.
    Mina Toress:wonder if his blood is spicy
    DM:He grabs at Geralt… but Geralt’s witcher reflexesare enough to keep up with his enhanced speed…
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Ice 3
    Alyssa Toress:that misses i guess
    Calim Gorn:Nah you totally want Ice 3 against this thing
    DM:Yeah that’s a miss.
    Alyssa Toress:i dont know ice 3
    Soldier:hey don’t be telling theem stuff OOC Tab :P
    Calim Gorn:Blizzaga then
    Alyssa Toress:what i want is bufuga
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:cast bufu
    Calim Gorn:That works too
  • Mina Toress shoulders her rifle and tries to fire a spike through his heart.
    DM:YYou take careful aim as it’s in close proximity to Geralt.. if you don’t have that feat to ignore cover I’ll give you a 2 to try to attempt it, since it is trying to grapple with him and two companions currently meleeing it
    Alyssa Toress:Mabufudyne i need this
    Mina Toress:aw fuck i didnt realize this was D&D :-p
    yeah i just fired it because she already had it out and ready
    anyways i slapped the penalty on there, -2 for inaccurate, and the -2 for your penalty
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 19 ( natural:16 , Save DC:21 ) Scientist -
    —— Failure by 1 degrees
    Mina Toress:sorry i forgot to use the macro roller,
    Alyssa Toress:we have a macro roller?
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    Mina Toress:yeah
    Calim Gorn:lol yes…
  • Geralt spins on the bestial scientist, trying to quickly bring him down and move on…..
    Mina Toress:it rolls better for me usually too
    which is why i always regret not using it
    DM:Your spiker rifle launcehs a spike into him… grazing his arm… He’s quick enough that he dodged the worst of it… in the small grazing wound you made to his arm though you can see a small fire ignites from it. catching part of his labcoat ablaze.
    Calim Gorn:Fort for the Aela Burst…
    Though this may not go so well
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 5 ( natural:2 , Save DC:21 ) Scientist -—- Failure by 4 degrees
  • Geralt dodges away as he explodes….
    Calim Gorn:lol nice
    DM:Geralt jabs the spear into the scientist… geting him deep in the heart and injecting the Aela burst…. As the Aela rushes into him though.. there’s a massive explosion of flame…
    That bursts forth… all those in melee are gonna have to make a dodge roll.
    It seems the Aela almost instantly ignites upon exposure to the flame. growing it in intensity..
    And give me a toughness roll after your dodge (dodge just determines if you take half or not)
    Mina doesn’t need to rol that since she was using a ranged attack
    Alyssa Toress:what do i roll for that
    just 1d20+toughness?
    DM:1d20+ your tougness
    Calim Gorn:Or use the Resistance macro lol
    DM:yeah heh.. tehre is amacro you can use.
    Geralt:modify that by whatever the armor gives
    Calim Gorn:The armor is Protection 4
    Mina Toress:“What the hell?”
    Calim Gorn:So should be 19
    Dunno if that’ll stack with your normal Toughness
    DM:Geralt takes 1 wound as the flame bursts around him.. Aylssa manages to escape unscathed as her barrier protects her from the burst of heat… she didn’t get struck directly by the flame, just the massive heat eruption.
    yeah armor won’t stack with her shield
    armor also won’t go over cap etiher heh.
    Geralt:i have 1 from armor, so add 3 to that
    Calim Gorn:I meant Geralt
    Mina doesn’t have to Dodge
    She was out of range
    Mina Toress:yeah i keep forgetting the damn macros
    DM:Thoug hthe armor would potetnially lower you dodge as well to fill the cap
    since toughness sohuld be favored.
    Mina Toress:i already adjusted my shit for the suit, btw
    Alyssa Toress:my tougness is already at the cap anyway
    Geralt:dodge is 8, armor is 7, so can go up only 1
    DM:Mina still feels the heat wave though as you back away… Geralt can see the tip of his spear is red hot… from impacting whatever it was.. and the blood that spilled from him seems to ignite as it strikes the ground.
    Calim Gorn:Well you’re wearing the protection suit in place of your normal armor
    DM:Almost like his blood is burning gasoline.
    Mina Toress:“A flaming scientist…..”
    Geralt:however that changes things up
    Calim Gorn:And the protection suit is only Protection 4, not 7
    Mina Toress:“That’s new.”
    “Wonder what got him all hot and bothered?”
    DM:He continues to burn his labcoat engulfed by the flames.
    Alyssa Toress:“lets move on and blow this joint”
    Geralt:i also have toughness
    Mina Toress:“Two Toress in close proximity can do that?”
    DM:As you’re remininscing over your victory….
    Geralt:from other source?
    leather only gives me 1
    so my other 6 is natural
    Calim Gorn:Ah okay
    DM:You cans ee much to your horror, the flaming being stands up again… a gout of super hot flame coming from tthe hole Geralt put in where it’s heart should be… if it was human it wouldn’t just have a penetrated heart, it’d have no heart at all….
    Calim Gorn:lol shit
    DM:But it seems this thing isn’t bothered…
    Gonna call fo another init roll you also all get a hero point
    Geralt:so with the armor i woul have Toughness 10, but drops my dodge to 6
    DM:Geralt gains a hero point. , Alyssa Toress gains a hero point. , Mina Toress gains a hero point.
    yeah adjust your token to match. Keep in mind the armor won’t stack with Quen bonus either
    Since that gives a protection effect.
    Mina Toress:“Maybe this is why all the ice spikes and grenades were gone.”
    Geralt:right, quen not up
    that also affect my parry and drop it to 6 also?
    Calim Gorn:Yup
    Geralt:or just dodge?
    Calim Gorn:Both
    The scientist gets to his feet… radiating increasing heat… and moving evebn faster than before as if somehow you made it more energized…
    Geralt is up.
    Geralt:Have a way around it?
    Calim Gorn:lol you can keep going downstairs but it’s just gonna chase your ass
    Geralt:well it gonna chase us up stairtoo
    DM:Yeah you coudl try to go downstairs it’s at B2 door, you need to go to B3, soyou could just flee down the stairs
    Alyssa Toress:so is this our help?
    i feel like they didnt need our help!
    Geralt:probably so
    Calim Gorn:I kinda doubt that…
    But maybe
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    i mean the entire place is already ruined
    why do they need us
    Geralt:lambs to the slaughter..
    scape goat
    Calim Gorn:Maybe the Templar want another Flame Imbued to experiment on
    Geralt:anyway… will drive another thrust into him….
    DM:heh okay.
    Geralt:not sure what to do but stay on course
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:my first roll was a 2
    DM:Yous tab him again with the Aela burst spear… pretty sure that’s still a miss cause it’s a natuarl 1, I think even with a HP reroll that’s still a miss.
    lemme check to see if HP gives any exception to the nat 1 rule
    Calim Gorn:Damn really?
    I mean it’s supposed to basically be the equivalent of an 11
    Geralt:kinda a waste of HP if it doesn’t overcome that
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    Geralt:i would be better staying with my 2, hehe
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    DM:yeahit doesn’t seem like it overcomes a natural 1.
    Calim Gorn:Wow that is bullshit
    DM:Since it doens’t seem to give any exception to that, and natural stuff basicalyl remains natural. h
    Geralt misses with his spear.
    Geralt:so can i take my first roll
    DM:Yeah it says you can use the better result
    Geralt:so that is my 2 then
    DM:So I’lllet you use that I guess though I’m kinda assuming it’s amiss anway. :P
    Calim Gorn:lol still lose the Hero Point though
    DM:Yeah heh.
    Geralt:yeah, sucks ass
    DM:Though I won’t consider it a critical miss anyway.
    *****Start of IgnitedScientist’s Turn*****
    DM:Geralt misjudges its speed, it’s much faster now… like it got a significant power boost from when the first first started…
    Geralt:i feel like Hercules with the hydra… each attack makes it stronger
    Calim Gorn:Stabbed it with Aela, it got faster and stronger…
    DM:The thing mvoes to attack Geralt since he was first to intercept it as it rose..
    The heat coming off it is pretty intense now… you’re likely to get burned just standing close to it from the heat.
    Geralt:even through the armor/
    DM:Nah that wasn’t a toughness attack that was actually a grab…
    was just looking up the grab rules.. one sec.
    Okay you get to roll your stgrength or dodge as a resistance roll (your choice)
    Alyssa Toress:lol why did you give a monster a grab attack if you dont know the rules
    DM:heh yeah I always forget the rules to that for some reason :P
    Since it’s liek a weird mechanic.
    Mina Toress:same here
    DM:At some point I wanted to house rule it so it matches the mechanics of normal afflictions
    since it’s basicalyl ana ffliction it’s just kinda an oddball mechanic
    same with disarm and trip too.
    OKay so you can either make a dodge or a strengt hroll (whichever is better)
    Geralt:one sec,looking to see whicj is better
    DM:would probably be your dodge.
    since your str is only +3
    and your dode is 16 apparently (so +6)
    Geralt:except it reduced now
    but yeah dodge
    DM:oh did you put the Quen up?
    I didn’t see that.
    Geralt:no, quen is not up
    DM:Geralt summons all his heroism to try to stay out of the things grasp… pulling away before it can get a good grip on him…
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    DM:Mina can feel the great heat coming off it… even the metal floor under its feet is starting to glow red near its feet.
  • Mina Toress pulls a frost grenade from a bandoleer and rolls it across the floor, trying to catch the flaming beast at the edge of the blast and avoid G if possible.
    Mina Toress:what do i roll to put it on target? Ranged atk/
    DM:Yeah I’ll call that a ranged attack, cap it by the grenades effect rank as necessary, it will be pretty tough though heh. But at least you’ll hit the thing (and maybe G anbd Alyssa)
    It’s okay, Geralt is pretty hot right now anyway…
    Geralt:i’m always hot
    DM:Wow.. .I’ll say that’d let you perfectly place it so it’d only hit the creature
    Mina Toress:rank is 5 irc
    yeah 5 i checked
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 5) Roll Result: 16 ( natural:8 , Save DC:20 ) IgnitedScientist -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    Calim Gorn:2x damage for elemental effectiveness?
    Mina Toress:nah prolly more flames, since theyre aela based i think lol
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Mina Toress:but i dont know that heh
    all the cold shit was used up, so shes just improvising
    DM:The frost grenade bursts in chilling Aela. Since you rolled it behind it.. it seems to freeze the back of it somewhat… though the Aela mist that toucehs tthe flames bursting from its chest only seems to ignite like the rest of the Aela… Still it maybe slowed it down.. slightly.. reducing its overall temperature somewhat.
    But not nearly enough to stop it…
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Summon Shiva
    DM:It has diminished the heat at least so your companions won’t take automatical oughness rolls just being near it.
    I will give Alyssa an expertise magic roll at this point as well
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    DM:Or investigation. Your choice. You may combine ranks if you’d like.
    Mina Toress:“This thing won’t burn out!”
    DM:Though not bonus, you only add your int x2 once, but can add your rtanks in the two skilsl together for one roll
    So it’d be intx2 + investigation ranks, + expetise ranks, since I thinkyoug to both
    Alyssa Toress:lol a 1
    DM:Alyssa is overcome with panick (natural 1) and doesn’t recognize anything of note.
    Your action
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    lightning bolt i guess
    it should be a 10
    not a 8
    the stat is wrong
    but thats still gonna miss i guess
    Mina Toress:alt effect an ice bucket challenge
    Alyssa Toress:i’m done
    DM:okay you blast it point blank with a lightnign bolt.. but miss… still apparently in a pretty big panic… the electricity strikes the metal walls of the facility and seems to arc around… Fortunately the suits you’re wearing arne’t too conductive.. though it seems the creature doesn’t take much effect either.
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    DM:Give me an expertise magic check from Geralt and investigation (ikf you have it)
    Combine ranks as Alyssa did.
  • Geralt will use Aard this time, try to snuff out the flames… (is an effect in the game but not sure if can be used as such here)
    DM:Based on what he’s seen, the flames seem strengthened by Aela (and specifically elemental air). And it’s able to draw Aela from the air around it as well fueling its flames. Whatever this thing is… Geralt doesn’t think blowing air at it will do much.. since it can near instantly ignite Aela for more fuel.
    Geraltt is reminded of a story he heard from one of the druids of the Sun clan… about the all-powerful sun spirit that they worship.
    Calim Gorn:Supposed to combine the ranks from the two skills together
    So add your INvestigation ranks to the Expertise (Magic) check
    Geralt:well i had already rolled so just add that if want, if not then don;t worry
    DM:Oh would that have made your magic check a 20 if you added the investigation ranks?
    Mina Toress:brb gonna grab a drink
    Calim Gorn:Probably
    DM:Yeah if he has 2+ ranks it would heh.
    nah actually just seems liek he’s got 1 rank in investigate
    Geralt:i have 5 rank invest
    Calim Gorn:Not counting your Int mod
    DM:Well you have a 5 but 4 of those are from int
    Calim Gorn:Just the actual skill ranks
    Geralt:oh right
    anyway, recall tat ction
    based on Magic roll
    gonna try to bypass him
    DM:Geralt’s not sure he’s got anything readily available in his arsenal right now that’s gonna directly stop this thing… It may be time for some creative thinking…
    Geralt:Acro: 1d20
    DM:heh okay you’re gonna try to dodge down the stairs? and escape?
    Geralt:suck ass rolls tonight
    maybe he doesn’t want us
    DM:Yeah that’ll be enough for you to escape since it seems to just go after Alyssa…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:You’re pretty sure he’s after you’re Aela… the stuf in your blood, since you’re imbued.
    Mina would probably be a lesser priority taret cause she’s mana only.
    *****Start of IgnitedScientist’s Turn*****
    Mina Toress:back
    DM:Geralt backs away as the thing gos for Alyssa…
    Geralt:great so more red energy life sucking creatures like last camp ;)
    DM:Geralt backing away down the stairs and prepping or a retreat. You doing a full move away geralt, as fast as possible?
    lol. heh.
    Yeah kinda these are a lot nastier though :)
    Geralt:going to move a ways back but keep in sight to make sure the rest are ok
    Calim Gorn:Looks like I’m gonna need a new token wife
    DM:okay. so you’re not moving too much since you’re going down stairs so you’d have to only be a little bit down.. unless you jsut want a narrow view up the middle of the stairwell.
    Yeah… the thing comes at Alyssa.. leaping at her like a beast..
    Geralt:yeah, that is fine, just a slight view.. she can Tp
    Calim Gorn:lol I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess that would be a terrible idea while it’s grabbing her
    DM:Also keep in mind that teleportaton involves changing your body into pure Aela for transport.
    wow natural 1.
    Alyssa Toress:thats a miss
    DM:that was literally the only way he could miss Alyssa.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Alyssa lucks out as the creature comes at her, it stumbles a bit on one of the steps of the stairwell faltering against ther ailing and tumbling down… though it does succeed in melting part of the railing on its way down…
    Its now prone but managed to clear away a lot of what’s Mina’s grenade did to it.
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Run! Run! Or you’ll be well done!
    DM:The chorus of the new song commemorating this heroic mission!
  • Mina Toress fires at the melting red hot floor beneath where the creature stands, hoping she can weaken it enough so the thing will fall down into a hole below.
    Calim Gorn:lol except you want to go down…
    DM:Well it’ll fall below to the next level which is where you probably want to go.
    You’re in a stairwell remember.
    Mina Toress:it gets it out of our face at least
    Calim Gorn:But then you’ll have to go down to the next level and there it is again
    DM:of course you could exit at B2 where it came from instead of B3 and look for another waay down
    Mina Toress:well im more immediately trying to keep it from devouring my niece
    aint a long term plan here :-p
    DM:Yeah your neice is a delicious morsel for this creature. It doesn’t want her for her body, just what’s in it.
    hehokay. you open fire on the floor trying to weaken it and create a hole.. That’s damage 6 right?
    Mina Toress:yes
    penetrating 3 i believe
    yeah its 3
    Geralt:oh that reminds me…. (better if not all the background music)
    DM:You breka a sizeable hoel in it, thanks to the melting point this thing suffered already… gonna see if it falls through..
    Dodge save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 26 ( natural:16 , Save DC:16 ) IgnitedScientist -—- Success
    The thing manages to hang on.. though a timely attack mgiht be able to push it down…
    As part of its’ prone body is partially in the hoel.
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:i am gonna run a lot
    run run run run run
    DM:hehokay you want to run towards where it came B2, or gonan run past it and to B3, it’s temporariyl prone/stunned from the natural 1 (I gave it a complication on the crit miss)
    Alyssa Toress:b3
    i got a job to do
    DM:Okay heh you gonna use your flight to get the extra speed?
    Alyssa Toress:i will fly over it so it doesnt grab me or something
    DM:okay you fly over it trying to head down, going to blow past Geralt or stay even with him, he didn’t go as far as he could.
    Alyssa Toress:i’ll blow past him
    he has the next action i mean why wait
    DM:Alyssa flies past Geralt, though she is actually at reduced speed due to her fatigue.
    So it’s actually only 30 ft move instead of 60 ft… so double move would be 60.
    Mina Toress:well it slowed it down, so thats better than it falling prolly anyways
    DM:She gets down to B3 anyway.. and pushes the door open to the lower area… the section she ends up in is a corridor that has the label “Entity containment”
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    Mina Toress:never good label
    DM:Geralt is up.
  • Geralt down a Swallow potion
    DM:oklay that’ll be your move action, you down a potion to increase your speed.
    Geralt:and move
    DM:Geralt takes off down the stairs matching up to Alyssa and getting to where she is (assuming you’re stickingwith Alyssa)
    Geralt:following Alyssa the runner
    DM:Actually you could outdistance her a bit with your potion, since she started higher than you
    So you could be ahead of her by 15-20 ft.
    Geralt:yeah, she not gonna wait for me
    DM:heh. okay./
    Geralt:will move past
    *****Start of IgnitedScientist’s Turn*****
    Geralt:leap frog style
    DM:The thing regains its footing and seems to give chase to Geralt and Alyssa, ignoring Mina… unless Mina wants to try to block its path, it’ll be approaching after Geralt and Alyssa.
    Mina you gonna try to be heroci or let it pursue your companions.
    Sef tyou there?
    Well I don’t see him responding so Ill assume he’s not doing anything heroic.
    Geralt:what you mean of course Mina is heroic, she would give her life for us
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:yeah im here
    DM:She has sufficient insight to recognzie the group motto of “every man, woman and child for himself”
    Geralt:character number 3… 4 months later
    Mina Toress:who has the actual charges?
    was thinking maybe have em distract it while i go plant the charges
    Calim Gorn:We each have one I think
    DM:You all have a backpack save Alyssa
    She’s not strong enough
    Alyssa Toress:welp
    i should have just gone home
    DM:And you figure itl’l rpobably take 2 packs on level 3 and 2 on the bottom for the machien
    Mina Toress:who would win in an arm wrestling contest between her and lolisviel
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Probably Alyssa, I think lolisviel had 8 str. so actually a penalty.
    Alyssa Toress:8 is a lot
    DM:Nah this is for PF.
    Mina Toress:I’ll fire on it again, while i got a clear shot
    Alyssa Toress:oh
    DM:So that’s equivalent to 1 str in M&M
    since M&M your stat is jsut the bonus
    okay so Mina lets it pass..
    Mina Toress:oh i thought it was my turn, nm
    you just wanna know if i wanna block its path thats it?
    Mina Toress:i dont think so lol i aint flame proof
    Calim Gorn:Yes, are you trying to block it from chasing Geralt and Alyssa
    Calim Gorn:Or just letting it run after them
    Mina Toress:mud wrestling the human torch doesnt sound like a good idea
    yeah just let it chase em, I’ll fire on it as it does so
    DM:It rushes past Mina. and goes fr Alyssa in a charge, it moves fast.. fast enough to outrun Alyssa in her fatigued state at least, and maybe even Geralt.
    Mina Toress:damn
    DM:However… as it enters the third level..
    A series of automated defenses activate… apparently courtesy of the Di crystal host…
    Mina Toress:maybe it gets nuked by containment barriers
    Alyssa Toress:we should have brought fusion bombs
    Mina Toress:need an N-zone spell to get rid of this thing
    Geralt:halon dispensers
    DM:A pair of turrets from the ceiling descend… whcih seem to be rapid fire versions of the heavy spiker rifles.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Basically a spiker minigun.
    Calim Gorn:Duck
    DM:effect rank should have bene higher I screwed that p heh.
    Anyway it hits it… and pounds it with some projectiles…
    Calim Gorn:brrrt
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 14 ( natural:7 , Save DC:23 ) IgnitedScientist -
    —— Failure by 2 degrees
    Calim Gorn:
    DM:the other wildly misses… it is enough to daze it a bit with its strikes… slowing it so it doens’t reach Alyssa…
    Though the spikes only open uip more of its body for the flames… tearing off more skin…
    You’re not really certain if it’s doing any real damage that’s phazing it since doesn’t seem to be in pain from the blows at all.
    Though at least one took out its leg and slowed its advance.. for now…
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    Geralt:this is my next character’s weapon…
  • Mina Toress continues to fire, trying to mow it down to slow it down at least.
    Mina Toress:oh nat 20, just noticed
    DM:okay so that’s gonna be 6 base damage +5 for crit
    Mina Toress:yeah
    was hoping i could saw off his legs at least
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 11) Roll Result: 18 ( natural:13 , Save DC:26 ) IgnitedScientist -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Holy shit I want one
    DM:The thing gets staggered again by another blow.. dazing it again… and hopefully slowing it down.. still you’re not sure if it’s any real pain.. but you are slowing it a bit.
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    DM:Alyssa can feel the heat of the thing charging at her from behind… the sound of rapid fire Aela spikes discharing from the turrets nearby whcih seem to ignore her and fire at the intruder.
    Alyssa Toress:more running
    DM:She can continue heading to the objective… of course that’s down the corridor a bit not mcuh cover, or you coudl try dodging into one of the doorways, that seems to be “Containment Unit #1 and Contaiment Unit #2”
    The doors seem to be pretty heavy like they’re designed to hold off something pretty strong.
    Alyssa Toress:hell no i am not going into something called containment
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:okay heh.
    Calim Gorn:One room is full of tentacled horrors… The other contains fluffy bunnies
    Choose wisely
    DM:You keep running from this thign… in your fatigued state a bit slower than usual.
    Well flying technically. heh.
    Alyssa Toress:i blame tab
    he should have just gunned down all those civilians
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:What kind of husband would I be if I didn’t cause my wife trouble now and then
  • Geralt runs to objective to dump pack
    DM:Geralt has a lead on Alyssa and she’s running towards the bombing objective…
    Alyssa Toress:my next character is gonna be based off aegis from persona 3
    Calim Gorn:Flame creature runs directly between the two turrets, they shoot each other and blow up
    *****Start of IgnitedScientist’s Turn*****
    DM:Oh lemme roll for the turrets again, tthey readied so go before the creature
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    DM:It scores one hit.
    Calim Gorn:Crit hit
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 16) Roll Result: 13 ( natural:8 , Save DC:31 ) IgnitedScientist -—- Failure by 4 degrees
    Alyssa Toress:is it dead
    Calim Gorn:thisisntevenmyfinalform.jpg
    DM:Teh hail of bulelts rip apart the body… taking it down… though Mina can still ses ome flailing from it… it’s nearly totally torn up… but somehow the thign still has some manner of operation…
    Alyssa Toress:well it will get shot agian next turn
    so lets move on
    and hope for the best
    DM:Still it will give you the break you needed to escape it…
    A calm male voice that you associated with a Di crystal speaks.
    Calim Gorn:Oh so it’s Return of the Living Dead style zombie where the individual parts are still functional even after being separated from the body
    Di crystal:“I will continue to suppress it until out of ammo… however long-term effectiveness is questionable.”
    DM:Assuming you’re all gonna flee I’ll take you out of combat, and you’re gonna place the bombs at the support beams on this level
    DM:okay you set up the explosvies.. jumping to team Calim and Justy.
    Mina Toress:yeah book it
    Calim Gorn:Whoo
    Mina Toress:gonna kick in the afterburners to make up the distance
    between myself and G/Alyssa
    DM:Justy heads to the nearest elevator… proceeding to punch barefisted through the bottom of it and rip part of the metal to open it up.
  • Calim Gorn whistles appreciatively
    Alyssa Toress:if i die my next character is a sentient gundam
    DM:She then leaps down athletically to the ladder int he elevator shaft.
    Mina Toress:could make a di crystal golem
    thatd basically be that
    Alyssa Toress:nah thats too small
    i am going full gundam
  • Calim Gorn follows after Justy, using his Leaping and Skystrike Cloak as necessary
    Mina Toress:the golem is the body
    DM:heh okay. yeah the skystrike would be sufficient to get you down.
    Mina Toress:it can be any size
    Alyssa Toress:i know
    Mina Toress:the crysyal is the brain
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    so i can have a psycho gundam sized body
    Mina Toress:potentially
    tho good luck getting it anywhere
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Okay level three.. this is it… remember if we see any earth demons, we’re faster than they are.. well at least I am.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Alyssa Toress:psycho gundam can fly its fine
    Mina Toress:unless its got a shrink drive
    or something
    DM:Justy pries open the elevator doors on B3 with super strength.
    Calim Gorn:“I’m no slouch when it comes to speed. I outran a Pandoran Armor in the woods last night.”
    Alyssa Toress:it has a crush