Defenders of Aylanae

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.”
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    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 everything in its path drive
    Mina Toress:prolly need a big body and then a small one as well
    Justy S. Lastrium:"Great. "
    Calim Gorn:“Well technically it ran into a bunch of trees that slowed it down long enough for me to hide… But yeah. Basically the same thing.”
    DM:Justy leaps through the elevator shaft with you following behind though as she notices a pair of humanoids… she utters a couple words almost immediately.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Fuckin’ Templar.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm?”
    Geralt:and Geralt was a bad ass intimidating everyone so no more came after you
    DM:To Calim they appear to be a couple ordinary humans at about 60 feet down the corridor… but Calim can see there’s something unnatural about how they move…
    Calim Gorn:“Well, those aren’t Earth Demons…”
    Justy S. Lastrium:I’ll give an init roll to everyone…
    Calim Gorn:Great
    Justy S. Lastrium:(to Calim) “Hold your fire!”
    *****Start of Scientist 1’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:lol fuck that
    DM:The things start coming down the hallway…
    Calim Gorn:“You know what these things are?”
    DM:One of them lunging for Justy.
    Though Justy slips out of its grasp.. the other one trailing behind and engaging but couldn’t get an attack off yet.
    *****Start of Scientist 1’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    DM:Calim gets his action. I’ll have Justy answer you on her turn.
  • Calim Gorn pulls back since Justy said not to fire on them, moving away from them
    *****Start of Justy S. Lastrium’s Turn*****
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Don’t peirce them or use anything Aela based…”
    DM:Justy tries to grab one of them while muttering a bunch of curses.
    Calim Gorn:Whooo go Justy!
    “Can we outrun them?”
    Scientist 1:str 17
    DM:Justy forutnately with her super strength grabs one and tosses im down the elevator shaft.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Maybe.. just don’t feed them… or the situation gets WAY worse.”
    *****Start of Scientist 3’s Turn*****
    DM:the other one tries to grab at Calim.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, it’s running at me?
    I moved back away
    DM:Oh right.. yeah it’ll go at Justy then
    Justy S. Lastrium:“And try to avoid skin on skin contact!”
    DM:She picked him up by his clothes btw
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Justy dodges the other one.
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn swings back around and attempts to aid Justy in shoving the other one down the elevator shaft
    Calim Gorn:Gonna use the Aid action to give Justy +2
    *****Start of Justy S. Lastrium’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Says I gotta hit DC 10
    Which I do
    DM:heh damn.. evenw tiht eh modifier… think that’s amiss.
    Justy tries to throw it off but it’s wise to her tricks…
    *****Start of Scientist 3’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah, I would give her +5 if I got 3 degrees of success
    But think that was only 2
    DM:Though she manages to dodge again.
    Doing another aid?
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Yup
    That should be 3 degrees
    Justy S. Lastrium:heh hero point on an aid check lol
    Calim Gorn:lol I rolled a nat 1
    Figured you’d fuck me over if I didn’t reroll that =P
    DM:Str 13
    Justy tosses the other one over the elevator shaft…
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Come on lets go… Hopefylyl it’ll take em a bit to clmb out of there.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Calim Gorn:“What are they? You seem to have encountered them before.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah… I was hopin’ I’d never see those again… they’re fire creatures that feed on Aela. Virtually unstoppable.”
    Calim Gorn:“Damn… You cursed the Templar when you saw them, you don’t think they sent them…?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Who else… I knew breaking into this fortress would be tough.”
    Calim Gorn:“Shit…”
    “Well hopefully when this place blows they’ll all be buried in the rubble.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“We’re not here to destroy Adron’s machine, we’re here to contain these things… before they eat all of Trisemmon… damn fucking templar!”
    “Yeah cutting off their air supply causes them to burn out.”
    Calim Gorn:“Let’s go then.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“So a few tons of rock should do the trick.”
    “They can sense Aela, but hoepfulyl not through walls, so lets try to be stealthy…”
    “It looks like the Templar flooded the base with these things, I’ll explain later assumign we survive.”
    “For now we gotta save Trisemmon. If these things get loose… fucking Templar!”
    DM:Give me a stealth check as you’re proceeding forward.
    Calim Gorn:Gonna reroll that
    Justy S. Lastrium:yeah probably amore worthy thing to reroll than an aid another :P
    DM:You make it to the bombing site… placing your bomb… without any further problems, you do come across one room of charred corpses… and see what looks like one that’s missing a head with fire spouting from it wandering around
    Fortnately it doesn’t seem to notice you…
    Mina Toress:its like the resident evil 2 intro
    Calim Gorn:No Hero Point for our fight?
    They got a Hero Point =P
    DM:Yeah you get a HP
    Justy S. Lastrium:Calim Gorn gains a hero point.
    Calim Gorn:Whoo
    DM:Your two groups manage to regroup back on level 5…
    Justy S. Lastrium:(to Geralt, Alyssa and Mina) “Hey I’m glad you three are okay… this situation is worse than I thought.”
    Calim Gorn:“Wouldn’t be a Templar mission if it were easy.”
    Geralt:“You don;t say?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“If you see something weird… don’t shoot it okay.”
  • Justy S. Lastrium looks at Geralt’s Aela burst spear.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“And get rid of that thing.”
    “You’re not fighting Earth demons. it’s way worse.”
    Calim Gorn:(It’s like the end of Hunt for the Red October, “Most things in here don’t react well to bullets”)
    Geralt:“I figured that out. Didn;t know what we were dealing with.”
    Mina Toress:“A little too late for that.”
    Alyssa Toress:“are the bombs planted?”
    “lets get out of here”
    Mina Toress:“We had to deal with a few flaming shit bags.”
    Calim Gorn:“We’ve still got Adron’s machine to destroy.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“:We got two more to plant at the bottom.”
    Alyssa Toress:“welp”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Come on.. before more of those things find us…”
    Alyssa Toress:“okay”
    DM:Justy goe over to a set of sealed security doors that say “Central Extractor”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“This has to be the place… I hope.”
    Calim Gorn:“Extractor… Yeah, I’d say so.”
    DM:The doors are fully sealed… and the Di crystal voice comes up.
    Di crystal:“I am sorry this area is sealed.”
    Mina Toress:“You think!?”
  • Calim Gorn tries to figure out a way to override the di crystal and open the door
    Alyssa Toress:“pretty please can you open it?”
    Di crystal:“Yes all doors are fully closed, and there has been no penetration.”
    DM:heh okay, give me a tech roll.
    You managed to get the door open, though not without the Di crystal being aware it was overriden… the security here is very good.
    Alyssa Toress:fuck it
    oh well
    Mina Toress:turrent central incoming?
    Di crystal:“I’m afraid I can’t allow this unauthorized access, any entrance will be met with lethal force…”
    Calim Gorn:lol, any way I can disable the security system?
  • Mina Toress peers through the door without stepping beyond the threshold.
    Calim Gorn:Or otherwise make us authorized
    DM:The interior is taken up by a large machine in the center, that reaches up about 40 feet high…
    Your nuumian sensors are also going off. in this place as well…
    Alyssa Toress:can we just throw the bombs in?
    DM:heh well you gotta place em on the machine at the center, it’s a masssive central chamber, around 500 feet across.
    Alyssa Toress:thats probably too far to throw
    Calim Gorn:Any security turrets or golems?
    DM:Wiht a bunch of metal walkways to service various parts of the machiens…
    As you enter you can see the security systems powering up.. it seems it’s not automatied turrets this time… but one of Adron’s magitech armors.
    Calim Gorn:Shit
    DM:You guess Di crystal controlled…
    Calim Gorn:“Justy, you think you can handle that thing while we plant the bombs?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“You’re quick you plant the bombs, the rest of us lets try to take that thing on.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Justy S. Lastrium:(to Geralt) “I hope you got a special sword for dealing with metal.”
  • Calim Gorn grabs the remaining bomb packs and takes off once the others engage the Magitech Armor
    Calim Gorn:Actually, before I take off
    Well too late now
    Alyssa Toress:T thats a mechwarrior not a magitech armor
    *****Start of Justy S. Lastrium’s Turn*****
    DM:The thing is at 150 feet right now.
    Mina Toress:wew lad
    Calim Gorn:“Geralt, grab my sword off my belt. It’s got an enchanted edge that cuts through things.”
    DM:You’d have to waste a turn if you wat to hand stuff off to him instead of running
  • Geralt takes the blade
    DM:Or at least lose your action to help give it to him.
    Calim Gorn:Heh well he can just grab it off my belt, I’m just standing there
    Slides out the scabbard easy enough
    DM:Well I mean this is happening semi-simultaneously.
    having you standa around and having him draw your sword is gonna slow you donw a bit.
    It’s not like you’re literally frozen while he’s acting.
    Calim Gorn:You always gotta make this shit difficult
    DM:yup :)
    Calim Gorn:I mean my init isn’t until bottom of the round anyway, he’s got plenty of time to grab it, lol
    DM:I’ll let him grab it on his turn I’ll just say it’ll cut your speed to a single action if you want to igve it to him
    Calim Gorn:Heh okay
    DM:SO he won’t have to wait fro your turn to get it, but it will slow you down.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s fine
    DM:Since you’re kidna moving up to him and letting him take it and such.
    Geralt:ok, anyway, i grab the weapon, quickdraw apply from potion?
    DM:yeah sure.
    Geralt:so does this thing have ranged attack weapons or melee?
    DM:It’s a big bulky thing with a pair of cannosn on it.
    You’re prety certain it’s ranged. and it’s at 150 feet away.
    Calim Gorn:Sword stats are Str-Based Damage 4, Penetrating 6, Incurable, Improved Crit 1
    Geralt:ok, any cover around here that i can duck behind while waiting for it to get closer?
    Calim Gorn:Sorry Penetrating 4 actually
    DM:You could leap up to one of the higher walkways which woudl give some cover.
    Geralt:ok, will do that
    DM:If you don’t have a leaping power you’ll have to make an acro or atheltics check to get up there
    Mina Toress:how high up?
    DM:It’s about 10 feet up for the lowest raised platform up but tehy’re got levels that are up to 30 feet up
    There’s a lot of walkways basicalyl to access diffeent levels of the 40 ft high machine
    Geralt leaps up to the 2nd level getting 10 ft up and pulling himself up.
    *****Start of Justy S. Lastrium’s Turn*****
    DM:Just want to wait for it to approach or going to try to mvoe towards it along the walkway?
    Geralt:forward just a little so can drop behind it if it gets close
    Justy runs at it… able to cover quite a bit of distance in her move… getting up to it with a double move in the 150 feet… though she has to take a -2 penatly.
    Since she’s attacking on a charge.
    Though she misses with the clumsy attack.
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    DM:Oddly enough she’s taking on the giant mech with her fists alone.
    Alyssa Toress:i am gonna fly away from the others and shoot a lightning bolt at the mech
    DM:okay you gain some altitude firing down a lightnig bolt.
    Though totally msis.
    Alyssa Toress:does a 9 hit
    *****Start of Dominator Magitech Armor 1’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:its 150 feet tall
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:its a big fucking target
    DM:heh it’s nto 150 ft tall
    Alyssa Toress:you said it was
    oh its 150 feet away
    DM:It’s 14 feet tall.
    Geralt:150 ft away, not tall
    DM:The thing takes aim at Alyssa since she’s fighting the least defensively at this point… it’s cannons seeming to target an aerial target with ease… as it fires a pair of powerful red beams…
    Alyssa Toress:please i dont want earth rot
    Calim Gorn:lol
    This is definitely gonna give you Earth Rot
    Unless the suit protects you
    DM:And it scores a hit… as the massive beams fire out.. give me a toughness roll.
    You also need to make a fort check as well.
    Since it has a linked effect.
    Calim Gorn:“Holy shit!”
    DM:The Nuumian sensors on your suit go wild… as the beams fire a mixture of pure heat which your Aela shield blocks.. but also powerful disruptive Nuumian…
    Alyssa Toress:if i die tell calim… i never loved yo u
    Mina Toress:lol
    DM:which weakens your basic physiology doing 5 points of weaken to your stamina.
    Your stamina is reduced to -1
    Alyssa Toress:so i am at -1
    Calim Gorn:Wow, damn
    DM:Yeah at -5 you’re incapacitated btw.
    Alyssa Toress:great
    DM:You do get back 1 stamina per turn as well.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, the suit doesn’t protect against that at all?
    DM:At least unless it totally fucks you up.
    Hehnah the suit is for lesser shit like basically environmental shit… this is weaponized Nuumian
    Calim Gorn:lol
    I told you so! I knew it!
    DM:Yeah heh, your nuumian suit sensors basically confiirm that… since it does detect a shitload of Nuumian. and the get the fuck out of there warning comes on.
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:“Fuck, I knew it!”
    Mina Toress:red alert danger danger
    Calim Gorn:I assume I have both bomb packs already in hand since I said I was grabbing them before init popped?
    DM:The things weapons also release a cloud of heat.
    We can assume tehy gave you the bombs.
    Calim Gorn:Okay, can I make it to the spot to plant the bombs without having to climb on top of the machine or how does this work exactly
    Like where do I need to plant them
    DM:Well you gotta put it at the center of the machine basically so you do need ome hieght.
    About 20 feet u, though there is a walkway that goes there.
    So you don’t need flight.
    Calim Gorn:Okay, well I can clear 120 ft with my Leaping
    So single move should put me where I need to go
    DM:Well you gotta go to the centero fthe room whcih is like 250 feet.
    The mech is 150 away but the center is 250 away.
    Calim Gorn:In that case, I can clear 500 ft with Speed 4
    So I’ll move towards the center of the machine as far as I can get
    Then leap up next turn
    Calim Gorn:Will try to get some cover from the mech if I can
    DM:It’s a fairly open run so you can use your speed to mostly full effect since the room isn’t too cluttered with stuff.
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Holy shit… what is this thing?”
    Calim Gorn:“Nuumian based Magitech! I told them!”
  • Mina Toress takes off in a run as she pulls her flail from her side and makes a mad dash at the machine.
    Mina Toress:See if this thing can penetrate its hide, i doubt it, but here goes
  • Mina Toress makes leaping attack at the thing at the end of her mad dash.
    DM:Calim can also see bays for several other Dominator magitech armors, but it seems likely a lot of them were pulled to deal with the massive threat that’s hitting the base.
    Calim Gorn:Hoo boy
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
  • Geralt moves along the catwalk to get closer to the mech
    Mina Toress:clang
    Geralt:dbl move
    DM:Minal leaps at her target but doesn’ get a clean hit and doesn’t finlict any damage.
    *****Start of Justy S. Lastrium’s Turn*****
    DM:okay Geralt moves above it about 120 feet.. just getting in positon.
    Justy rties another punch.
    Though even her great strength isn’t enough to dent it’s super dense armor..
    As her fist bounces off and he shakes her hand in pain from punching it.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Fuck usually metal is so much softer!”
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:i am gonna find some cover and hide like a coward
    DM:heh okay, you can fly behind the main machine itself so it’d at least have to circle to get you.
    Or coulse just fly out of the room entirely. heh.
    Alyssa Toress:yeah lets do that
    *****Start of Dominator Magitech Armor 1’s Turn*****
    DM:The armor judging Justy to be a non threat… and seeing Mina as just a mundane, decides to target Geralt. though he will have some cover.
    Geralt:if i used my penetrating oil with his sword does that stack and make Penetrating 8?
    DM:Heh well that’s gonna hit Geralt even witht he -2 from cover… though I will give geralt a +5 bonus to his toughness roll and fort save rolls cause of the intervening metal is has to blow through
    the walkway isn’t perfectly solid bu tit’s basically metal with holes in it. so it’ll grant you some extra toughness as it tries to shoot you
    Yeah your penetrating oil could stack with it
    Okay you gotta make a fort roll too you get the +5 there too
    Geralt:that didn;t add 5
    Calim Gorn:Yeah it did
    DM:heh wow… Geralt manges to resist it entirely… the cover saving him partially. Though his suits Nuumian sensor is still going off the chart basically saying you should probably get the hell out of there.
    Geralt:it made it vs 5
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:lol you have +13 Fort?
    DM:Calim can leap up to place and affix the bomb, next round you can use your next action to actualyl set it.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’ll leap on top of the machine and set the bombs into position
    Geralt:no just 8, nm
    DM:yeah it applied the +5
    Geralt:i just looked at the breakdown and didn’t see the 5 in there
    DM:OKay Calim places the bombs.
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Could this thing potentially disarm the bombs or get rid of them if we just ran out of here after setting the timers?
    DM:Yeah the bomb could be just blown up, basicalyl it has a mechanical trigger you can just shoot.
    So you probably want to deal with it before leaving. heh.
    Or lure it out at least.
    Calim Gorn:Heh okay
    Mina Toress:whack him again
  • Mina Toress throws her full might into a swing.
    DM:That got any penetrating?
    Mina Toress:4
    DM:okay that’ll be enough to damage it thhen
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 13) Roll Result: 31 ( natural:16 , Save DC:28 ) Dominator Magitech Armor 1 -—- Success
    Calim Gorn:lol damn
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    DM:Though the things resolute plating holds it off… it’s basically a giat mass of metal.
    Mina Toress:yeah figured as much just trying to keep it busy
  • Geralt applies penetrating oil to Calim’s blade… then drops in with a falling strike.
    Geralt:penetrating 8
    DM:Geralt plunges the blade into it.
    Calim Gorn:Geralt finally blowing through those Hero Points
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 29 ( natural:14 , Save DC:23 ) Dominator Magitech Armor 1 -—- Success
    Calim Gorn:lol geez
    Damn thing is rolling way too good
    Geralt:good thing i saved them all
    rolling like shit tonight
    DM:Burning his blade into it, but the things toughness deflects it… doing only a few scratches and dents.
    *****Start of Justy S. Lastrium’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Time go grapple!
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Hold on, I got a plan…”
  • Justy S. Lastrium taks the round ripping out a panel from the back of a control console.
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:delay
    *****Start of Dominator Magitech Armor 1’s Turn*****
    DM:Alyssa hides.
    The thing keeps its attention on Geralt….
    Blasting him again.
    This time unfortuantely Geralt doesn’t have the advantage of the cover he had before…
    So he’s gonna have to make that toughness and fort save unmodified.
    The beams release another torret on energy, heat coming off the mech in mass quantities…
    Lets see…
    Calim Gorn:Only 1 degree on the damage at least
    DM:one wound on the toughness and 1 point of stamina drain.
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Setting timers on the bombs, then if I have another action I’ll take a potshot at the thing
    DM:Also these wounds it inflicts can’t be regenerated.
    Since they’re nuumian based attacks.
    Alyssa Toress:maybe it will overheat and shut down
    DM:Well your action is basicalyl setting the time
    but you got a move
    so you can pull out the pistol anyway.
    Calim Gorn:Heh okay
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:“ALL SET!”
    Geralt:can’t find a way to do the stamina drain on otken
    DM:Yeah there isn’t really
    just gotta rememberit manually
    Calim Gorn:Basically -1 on all Toughness checks
    DM:You’ll recover it at the end of its next turn anyway.. so not a huge deal regardles. since you get 1 back per turn.
    Yeah it’s -1 on fort/toughness
    Mina Toress:Retreat
    now that the bombs set
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
  • Geralt falls back upon Calims declaration…..
    DM:I mean it could see the bomb potentially unless calim was gonan take efforts to try to conceal it somehow, but that’d be another action on his part.
    Geralt:taking cover where i can
    Alyssa Toress:calim could just shoot the bomb
    it would take care of the machine :D
    Calim Gorn:And us too probably
    DM:Shooting it will just disable the bomb heh.
    It won’t detonate it, they’re safe explosives.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah, it don’t blow up from shock
    I told you
    Alyssa Toress:i thought they were binary explosives
    and they would mix
    and then boom
    DM:Basically the mechanism requires an alchemical process to detonate it. Mixes two fluids and requires an electrical charge basically
    Calim Gorn:It’s gotta have a special detonator to go off
    Alyssa Toress:oh
    DM:I mean ptoetnially if you smashed it and then lightning bolted it that would do it.
    *****Start of Justy S. Lastrium’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:so basically we have to kill this thing
    DM:Well or you can conceal the bomb somehow.
    Calim Gorn:Or lure it out of the room
    DM:Or lure it away.
    Alyssa Toress:dont worry justy is gonna do something
    because T knows how to beat it
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Justy runs over with her metal panel she ripped off the mech, trying to wrap it around the edge of the things arm cannons..
    Calim Gorn:lol nice
    DM:Dodge save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 22 ( natural:19 , Save DC:18 ) Dominator Magitech Armor 1 -—- Success
    Calim Gorn:Damn
    DM:Though the thing managed to knock her off sufficiently… so she couldn’t attach it.
    It looked like she wasn’t so mcuh trying to block the beams so much as cover up the heat exhaust systemn when it fires.
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:skip
    *****Start of Dominator Magitech Armor 1’s Turn*****
    DM:The thing turns towards Justy since Geralt is retreating and Mina is already out
    Alyssa Toress:i’m gonna take my delay after this mech
    DM:Though she manages to roll under its beams.
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:i am gonna try to fire at it from cover
    DM:heh okay. you can peek around the machine and fire at it.
    TThat’l hit it.
    Alyssa Toress:10 lightning damage
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 10) Roll Result: 22 ( natural:7 , Save DC:25 ) Dominator Magitech Armor 1 -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    Alyssa Toress:is it weak to lightning
    Calim Gorn:Wow, somebody hurt it
    DM:The thing takes some damage… as electricity courses over it.. though it’s stil intact.
    Alyssa Toress:and it was me
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:I guess I’ll try to conceal these bombs if I can
    Hide them inside some panels or something
    DM:heh okay you work to try to hide it in a part that may nott be totally visible… I’l give you a stealth roll
    To try to see how well you can camouflage it.
    Calim Gorn:Will Hero Point if I roll low
    Wow nat 20
    You find a small area near the back of the machine that’d make a good spot to stick it.
    Calim Gorn:Bomb? What bomb?
    Do I gotta do that for both?
    Or can that be for hiding both
    DM:That’lll be both.
    Calim Gorn:k
    DM:Ill figure they’re together anyway.
    Calim Gorn:And if I have another action I’ll start making my way along the catwalks towards the exit, trying to stay in cover
    Geralt:((You’re all clear, kid. Now let’s blow this thing and go home.))
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    Mina Toress:retreat!
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    DM:Geralt I assume is gonna continue retreating heh.
  • Geralt heads for the exit.
    Calim Gorn:“Get out of there Justy!”
    *****Start of Justy S. Lastrium’s Turn*****
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Gotcha!”
    DM:Justy runs out of there full speed getting out of the room.
    *****Start of Dominator Magitech Armor 1’s Turn*****
    DM:The thing turns to Alyssa this round.
    Though it manages to miss her… as it circles around the machine trying to get at her.
    Alyssa Toress:i’m gonna run
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:and head for the exit
    DM:heh okay. since you’re fatigued it’ll get one more rounbd to shoot at ya since you can’t cover the full distancee in one go.
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    DM:Everyone done except Alyssa I think and it’ll get one more shot on her.
  • Calim Gorn sets his pistol to sniper mode and takes a potshot at the Dominator as he makes for the exit while staying behind cover as best as he can
    Calim Gorn:Penetrating 4
    DM:Even with the penerating it’s armor is too tough, and still holds off your attack.
    Calim Gorn:“Tch… Damn.”
    *****Start of Mina Toress’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Justy S. Lastrium’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Dominator Magitech Armor 1’s Turn*****
    DM:Assuming everyone is just fleeing.
    Calim Gorn:Yup
    DM:The dominatior takes one more shot at Alyssa as it gives Chase.
    Justy readies by the door to try to force it shut.
    Calim Gorn:Welp
    DM:That’s gonanb e a hit on Alyssa. at least her 5 stamina drain is over but she’ll have to soak a toughness and then fort save.
    okay no wound there
    Calim Gorn:Nice rolls
    DM:That’ll be 1 stamina drain but not bad all in all
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:a natural 3 aint good :P
    DM:And Alyssa escapes as Justy tries to shut the door
  • Calim Gorn goes for the door panel once he’s out of the room and tries to force it shut
    DM:But doesn’t quite get it closed…
    Calim Gorn:Heh can I roll as well?
    DM:heh yeah on your tunr I’ll let you roll.
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Nat 20
    DM:Alyssa escapes and you make one attempt to shut the panel.. and get it shut.
    The door slams befor ethe Dominator can get through sealing it inside…
  • Calim Gorn breathes a sigh of relief…
    Calim Gorn:“All right, let’s get the hell out of here before this place blows.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“now lets get out of here.”
  • Geralt hands Calim his blade back.
  • Calim Gorn nods to Geralt as he sheathes his sword
    Justy S. Lastrium:“So you guys think you can manage the elevator shaft?”
    Calim Gorn:“No problem for me…”
    “I can carry someone if needed.”
    Geralt:“I’m not a bird.”
    Calim Gorn:“Or maybe you can Justy, you’ve got more heft than me.”
    Mina Toress:what you gonna do Tab? leap out?
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah
    I can clear 120 ft
    Geralt:((fyi, never tell a girl she has more HEFT than you))
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:“I can take him.”
    Calim Gorn:And the elevator has a ladder in the shaft anyway
    DM:Yeah. mostly it’s just jumping to the bottom of the elevator
    Since that takes some athleticism.
    Geralt:i can handle that part
    DM:So mostly just some athletics or acrobatics required.
    Calim Gorn:Hopefully this isn’t the same shaft we tossed those two burners down
    DM:Yeah heh she isn’t that stupid.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Justy finds an elevator… and you make the climb… for those without special leaping or flight, give me an atheltics or acro check.
    Mina Toress:“Well, if no one needs a lift. I think I’ll take the quick way.”
    “Check this out.”
    DM:okay thatll do it.
  • Mina Toress closes her eyes and explodes into swarm of bats that flutter into the shaft,
    Justy S. Lastrium:“That’s pretty awesome. I was ready to throw you guys up there if I had to.”
    “Good thing the Di crystal can’t recgognize us easily with tehse uniforms so we don’t have to worry abut the automated defneses.”
    Mina Toress:can leave some bat shit for you G if you need it for material components for your fireball spell
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Calim Gorn:“Let’s hurry, we don’t have much time.”
    DM:Nah witcher signs don’t require components, maybe for his potions though.
    Mina Toress:eating guano like ace ventura
    Geralt:yeah, has to be pure aged guano though
    DM:Aa you get to the top, you hear all knids of warnings
    Di crystal:“The Nuumian barrier has collapsed, the facility is vulnerable to Earth Demons. Seismic activity detected… advise evacuation.”
    Geralt:yeah, abnout to get LOTS of seismic activity
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    We need to go get Laaza after this and have another pow wow to let the Earth Demons know we took out Adron’s machine
    And to please go back to bed and not kill us all
    Alyssa Toress:do we get a vacation afer we blow the place
    DM:As you reach the top floor though… you can see the situation has changed since you left it.. the hallways are covered in burned corpses…
    Geralt:we get any HP?
    DM:Oh yeah a HP for that encounter
    Di crystal:Calim Gorn gains a hero point. , Geralt gains a hero point. , Mina Toress gains a hero point. , Alyssa Toress gains a hero point.
    Calim Gorn:“I hope none of those things got out of here…”
    DM:The warzone has died down. and it seems the troops lost…
    Justy S. Lastrium:“We gotta be quiet as we’re getting out of here.. let me lead the way… you guys follow behind, and try to be quiet…”
  • Calim Gorn glances at Alyssa
    Calim Gorn:Can I carry her or something? lol
    Alyssa Toress:i’m light
    DM:Well I wil give her somewhat of a bonus from the rst of you.
    Gonna do a group roll where only half of you have to succeed to pass.
    Calim Gorn:lol… have her float off the floor or something
    Flying doesn’t make noise
    DM:Acutal Aela flying does kinda make noise.
    There’s whipping wind and stuff, unless you took sublte on it
    Calim Gorn:You’ve never mentioned that before
    Like, ever
  • Mina Toress goes to mist for their stealth escape.
    DM:Well that’s how flight works in M&M generally
    If you dont got sublte it makes noise. heh.
    Calim Gorn:Will Hero Point this if I roll shitty
    Yeah gonna Hero Point that
    Alyssa Toress:gonna hp that
    Mina Toress:lol nat 1
    Calim Gorn:Well that’s more than half our group
    Mina Toress:then nat 20
    thats like some of my weird rolls herlock
    DM:heh wow.. okay… some good rolls. you guys manage to make it out passing a couple of flame creatures, one of which is missign a head and just has a jet of flame and another missing both legs mostly but it seems to have developed a limitted lfight ability with its flames.. like jets coming out of its legs.
    Calim Gorn:lol wow
    DM:Fortunately you make it back to the train ways…. unforutnately there’s another problem… it looks like conveyor bailed, leaving you with a long underpass track…
    Fortunately Alyssa can manage to teleport you down the tunnel if she wants to stunt for it.. either that or you can attempt a run. heh.
    Calim Gorn:Go ahead and stunt it, I’ll carry you the rest of the way home
    DM:She’s got enough points to get you out of there (she can teleport down thetunnel if its a straight away, and not through tons of rock heh. )
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    you can carry me home
    really though i want a vacation after this suicide mission
    fucking end of mass effect 2 shit
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Alyssa strains herself going to exhausted… as you teleport out and about 30 seconds later you hear the rumbling of the explosion…
    As rocks start to fall around you… from collateral shaking.. fortunately nothing to major since you’re clear of the main blast.
  • Calim Gorn grabs Alyssa and hoists her up in his arms
    Justy S. Lastrium:“I hope we buried those things…”
    “You all did great. I justt wish we could have saved some more people…”
    Calim Gorn:“We did the best we could…”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“I’m going to have some stern words for the sunlord when we get back to Aylanae.”
    Geralt:((ok seems liek this is wrap up time… i need to get my head on a pillow))
    DM:After some running through the tunnel you manage to get topside… and back to the inn you were staying at…
    Alyssa Toress:i need to go watch anime
    DM:Yeah heh.. next time Justy can give some explanation of what those things were heh…
    Sef and tab are already semi familiar with em from last campaign heh. But the two fo you can hear the story about em.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Geralt:sounds good
    heading out, g’night
    DM:I was kinda cruel in that I had you guys that had no knowledge fight em first.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM::) But more fun that way. heh.
    Alyssa Toress:hey
    did we earn any points
    DM:yeah there’s gnna be power points awared
    since that was the end of the mission
    Alyssa Toress:also really missed out on yelling welcome to the party pal after those things fell down the elevator
    Calim Gorn:Haha
    Hopefully that’s the end of the Earth Demon threat to Ronen, heh
    DM:I’ll put you at 128 points. so 5 extra.
    Calim Gorn:Nice
Session Log 21

Sefiros:ok i stated out token
guess we can officially euthanize Hachi.
Calim Gorn:lol
Sefiros:did you paste my stats into my token notes?
i didnt do that heh
was about to, but was already full
I did that
I’ll come up with some complications
one obvious one will be something like “Vampire Mileau” or something
oh yeah is “Favored Environment (Night)” acceptable?
i considered taking that to represent her being better at night
not dark, night
night time
ie dracula can go around in daylight but is stronger at night
DM:heh I think that’d be a bit too broad probably for an environment.
Calim Gorn:Favored Environment (Musty Old Castles)
DM:Yeah heh, that’db e doable to represnet a lair advantage or something
Herlock:man its really fucked up you are making me play during the pats playoff game T
Sefiros:falcons are kicking ass
best playoff game they ever played
333 yds passing for ryan, 3td so far
Alyssa Toress:you think you can beat dallas?
already beat greenbay this year too i think
should have beat seattle first time
refs took back a TD
on blown PI
Sefiros:richard sherman had julio like he was dracula
im doing complications now t
will send it when im done
DM:And yeah, I mean the Pats Houston game is basically one sided anyway. lol.
Last I checked the spread was 17 points.
Alyssa Toress:man :(
Calim Gorn:lol
DM:They need a total miracle to win
DM:If Sef wasn’t ready I was considernig putting off the session till next week, but apparently he’s actually done (or as close to done as Sef can get)
Sefiros:well i was done besides letting you correct any errors
Calim Gorn:Yeah I’m just wondering where G is, though he’s almost always late
Sefiros:should my vampirism be a secret?
ie the complication
or not
Calim Gorn:Heh, yeah I was kinda wondering how Rahseldian society would treat a vampire
DM:Heh well depends on how much of a secret it is.
Sefiros:wasnt sure wether to take that or prejuicidce
but i figure an opera singer wouldnt have that as a flaw lol
DM:I mean if you’ve been alive a long time, people would probably know shit was up :P
I mean undead in general do have a negative stigma since most of them are insane (or go insane)
Calim Gorn:So it’s more of just a “she’s a ticking time bomb” thing and not so much a “she’s an abomination that drinks blood” thing
DM:Yeah, I mean… it is possible in Aylanae for undead to actually get their sustenance through mana-based magic. So she actually doens’t need to drink blood.
Alyssa Toress:it would be cool to delay :D
DM:heh. Yeah I wouldn’t mind watching the Pats game either, but since everyone else is here… don’t want to leave em hanging.
And the game is gonna be one-sided anyway
Alyssa Toress:maybe garrion wont come
DM:yeah if he doesn’t show heh, guess we can stall until next time
Calim Gorn:lol you ain’t even gonna do anything this session anyway Herlock, what do you care
You already whined about not being cut out for stealth missions and not wanting to break into Adron’s place
Alyssa Toress:okay
Calim Gorn:Of course you could do something like seducing Adron again and keeping him distracted, lol
DM:brb one sec
Sefiros:damn it, forgot to save
ah nm here we go
ok updated the token with complications
will send sheet over too
DM:ok back.
Sefiros:im ready whenever
did complications
added em to token and sent u link for sheet in IM
DM:yeah waiting on G anyway.
Yeah aint heard shit from G… guess we’ll give him until 8:30.
Calim Gorn:Heh yeah
Mina Toress:hey
Calim Gorn:There we go
DM:heh there he is.
Okay so last time, you guys were waiting for the Templar to convene and decide on a course of action…
Alyssa and Calim did have a brief talk with Daimyo Ryuu Makenki as they saw him there in Aylanae to visit Hachi.
And he told them of a possible course of action.
Did you want to convene and talk a bit as a group before the meeting or just want to FF to meeting with the sunlord again?
Calim Gorn:Can I check the map data that my people have picked up from their seismic sensors and see if I can find a path from the warehouse to the hidden tunnels underground?
But yeah would want to let Geralt know about Ryuu’s idea anyway
DM:heh okay we can do a brief scene IC where you share that stuff with him.
Since G wasn’t here for when you talked to Ryuu so figure you can tell him the plan IC so he knows what it is and such
Calim Gorn:Yeah, will use the Toress barracks so Alyssa can blind the Heart of Aylanae sensor and we can talk without being overheard
DM:As far as mapping the place, they definiteyl did find tunnels leading to the center, there’s basically a subway system called the Underpath (open to the public) that circles the city underground. Though there are some tunnles they found that are effectively not part of the public system, but nonetheless attached to those tunnels so it would seem.
Calim Gorn:“Makenki-sama had a rather ingenius idea… Though it’s not without risks.”
Alyssa Toress:“i mean its pretty damn risky”
Geralt:“What was that?”
Calim Gorn:“Well, if Adron is truly harvesting Earth Demons and related creatures and extracting their life force, then there must be a way to transport them from that warehouse to wherever the device that harvests them is located…”
“So we would make use of that path… Hiding inside a Screamer or other Earth Demon corpse of some sort.”
“It would allow us to bypass any security sensors and get into the heart of his protected complex… Then we destroy his machine and make our exit.”
Geralt:“That does sound pretty risky and potentially fruitless.”

  • Calim Gorn nods… “But it’s the best way to bypass Adron’s security.”
    Geralt:“How did he devise this plan?”
    Calim Gorn:“The only other choice seems to be a frontal assault.”
    Geralt:“You told him about the activity and mission?”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Calim Gorn:“At this point I didn’t think we had much to lose.”
    Geralt:“We were supposed to keep this secret.”
    Calim Gorn:“He agreed to keep our secrecy, and as a daimyo of Makoro I believe him.”
    DM:(one sec brb)
    Calim Gorn:“It would be dishonorable if he didn’t.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i am not sure this tells us anything we dont already know”
    Geralt:“Just remember the more we tell the bigger the chance it gets back to our quarry.”
    Alyssa Toress:“if we get in there and confirm our theory the sunlord still wont listen”
    Calim Gorn:“It doesn’t matter at that point… If we shut down Adron’s operation and destroy whatever machine he is using to extract the Earth Demons’ life forces, then we will have removed their reason for retaliating.”
    Alyssa Toress:“he will still have tons of them captive”
    Calim Gorn:“Perhaps we can release them then.”
    Geralt:“So you want to break into the warehouse, kill some screamers, and crawl in their corpses – just hoping that they may haul them off to a differerent location for processing?”
    Calim Gorn:“And hope that they are more interested in returning home than in rampaging through Trisemmon.”
    (to Geralt) “Something like that, yes.”
    “We can at least make use of Adron’s protective suits that he just put on the market… If they’re as Nuumian-proof as he advertises.”
    Geralt:“Wont they thing something is odd if a bunch of screamers are dead with wound marks on them?”
    Calim Gorn:“Perhaps, maybe we’ll have to subdue the warehouse personnel and activate the conveyance system ourselves.”
    (Ryuu basically said we had to hide inside corpses right T?)
    Mina Toress:sneaking into the magitek factory FF3 style
    find a garbage chute!
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Geralt:“We could just find the conveyance and put ourselves on it without being confined in some corpse that gets dumped into a huge life-draining vat.’
    Mina Toress:sensors
    Calim Gorn:”But then any security sensors looking for Aela will find us."
    “That’s why we need to be hidden amongst the Nuumian.”:
    “It won’t be unusual for them to detect Nuumian, it’s a facility for processing it.”
    Geralt:“Assuming they have any, why would they, if the locatio is hidden and unknown?”
    Calim Gorn:“They’re conducting a clandestine operation that is against Imperial law and would get them all Mind Death’d if they were found out. I’d sure as hell want sensors down there.”
    Geralt:“I guess, you know about the tech better than I do. Well if you both think this is the best deal then I suppose it is worth a try.:”
    Calim Gorn:“It’s an incredibly dangerous idea and has low odds of success… But so does attacking a fortified secret installation in a frontal assault.”
    DM:(And yeah, the plan was effectively to hollow one out and hide inside its shell)
    Geralt:((but in my experience when a leader comes up with a plan he derives from the big man in the sky it is usually a set up….))
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah, I mean I don’t expect this to go perfectly by any means
    But like I said, only other alternative is knocking on the front door and asking politely to shut down the bad no-no machine
    DM:heh well the Templar may have other options (or perhaps you do)
    Geralt:“Well let’s get on with it then. no time to spare.”
    Alyssa Toress:“we still need to meet with the sunlord”
    Calim Gorn:“I’m wondering what the Sunlord has in mind… She asked us to come back in a few hours. We may be able to combine a few options together.”
    Geralt:“Let’s talk to the templars, but we’ll keep this option to ourselves.”
    Calim Gorn:“Why wouldn’t we want to present it as an option?”
    Geralt:“Sometimes putting all your apples in one barrel will cause them to spiol if a single one turns.”
    Calim Gorn:“Very well…”
    DM:You head over back to the sunlord’s office…
    This time you’re seated in her meeting room. where she explains the situation…
    Calim Gorn:(Anybody else here or just us?)
    DM:Just you right now.
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“I’ve brought your matter to my superior, Veldarian Freedomglow, and it would seem that he agrees that the matter youv’e brought here is worth acting on.”
    Alyssa Toress:“well thats good to hear”
    DM:Calim and Alyssa btw know that Veldarian Freedomglow is one of the archmagi… basically a unique exception among the templar where an archmage is allowed to be head of one of thier templar orders and also serve as archmage.
    Geralt:“How does he wish for us to proceed?”
    Alyssa Toress:oh
    Calim Gorn:lol, great
    Alyssa Toress:this is a setup then
    fucking archmagi
  • Calim Gorn frowns a little…
    Geralt:(see good thing to not tell all if a worm is in the barrel ;) )
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“The threat to the empire cannot be ignored, and war with the Earth Demons of Balaras would cause our war to become even more costly than expected.”
    “Valdarian agrees with you that neutralizing the threat is required, even if we must use methods that are questionable.”
    “You all swore an oath to defend the empire, and that is precisely what we are doing here.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Calim Gorn:“Then he wishes to conduct an assault?”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“We cannot risk a full out assault from soldiers of the empire, it is possible that we may lose Ronen’s support entirely.”
    “However…. there may be other ways of getting inside.”
    Calim Gorn:“Oh…?”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“What I’m about to tell you cannot leave this room, under penalty of treason. Are we clear?”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, Sunlord.”
  • Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope looks to Geralt and Alyssa to see that they understand.
    Alyssa Toress:“yes”
    Geralt:“I agree.”
    Alyssa Toress:sorry i was getting a drink
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Since we cannot enter overtly without dealing with imperial bureaucracy… you’ll need a diversion to enter. As such, we’ve arranged for a third party to launch an attack on Adron’s underrgound facility.”
    Mina Toress:(bite was off rank wise, i fixed it and posted it to token)
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“You will be moving in to assist when chaos breaks out.”
    Mina Toress:will send u updated sheet too
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Since you’ve already been assigned to the investigation and Adron is aware, your presence in Saerlon wont’ seem strange or unusual.”
    Calim Gorn:“A third party? I doubt most Ronen mercenaries would agree to attack a target in Ronen.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“The identity of the third party is probably best left unknown, as you’ll not be working with them directly, nor will they have an affiliation to you.”
    “in fact, it will make the situation rather dangerous as you’ll be walking into a free-for-all. But it will avoid any political complications.”
    Calim Gorn:“I see… Very well.”
    “And all we have to do is sneak in somehow during the confusion?”
    Mina Toress:damn still left something off, i swear
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“You don’t really have to sneak in at all, the place will be in a state of emergency and we’ve arranged for Adron’s imbued to be called into the war effort for the major offensive coming up.”:
    “And we doubt any of his mundane security will be able to handle it.”
    Alyssa Toress:see Tab i told you just talk to the sunlord first
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Hopefully they’ll be willing to work with you against the third party.”
    Geralt:“You think he will ask us for help?”
    Mina Toress:left off the advantages that go with it
    Calim Gorn:“No, more like he won’t have anyone else to ask for help.”
    Mina Toress:alright one more time :-p I’ll send u the fixed one
    Calim Gorn:“If Angelus and any other Imbued he has in his employ are all absent.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“There will be chaos, and you’llb e in the area to respond.”
    Alyssa Toress:“gonna be a real mess”
  • Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope nods.
    Geralt:“It is still unlikely he will let us into the heart of his secret, he will probably just seal the place off with other security measures.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“It was the only way we could think of. We expect the casualties to be significant, but small compared to what might occur should ronen come under attack by Earth Demons.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, what’s to say he won’t just put his facilities on lockdown and wait the attack out?”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“We suspect that the attack will be able to penetrate the inside of his facilities.”
    “If his underground complex isn’t compromised… then you are to abort.”
    Geralt:“And when attacked by this third party we are to slay them to keep up the appearance or simply for sef defense?”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Slay them if possible, but keep engagements to a minimum. Your goal will be to get in, plant a set of elnirite devices at key points and hopefully bury the complex.”
    (Elnirite devices are basically alchemical explosives, pretty much magitech TNT)
    Mina Toress:yeah i recall, i saw em earlier looking at gear
    Calim Gorn:(I’m imagining those explosive crystals from Valkyria Chronicles)
    Mina Toress:least it aint nitroglycerin
    killed by a trip attempt
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Assume anything you find down there is going to be hostile. The third party has no idea that you have any affiliation with them, and we’d like to keep it that way.”
    Calim Gorn:“Very well.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“I’m also assigning two new members to your team to aid with this operation.”
  • Calim Gorn raises an eyebrow
    Calim Gorn:“New members?”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Yes, the three of you will likely be insufficient to handle things, so youl’l need as many as we can spare without looking suspicious.”
    “Too many added to your group will make your presence there seem too concidental.”
    Geralt:“Really? We won;t have much time to form a cohesiveteam.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“One of them you already know… Justinia Lastrium. The other is a mundane who we feel we can trust.. Mina Toress.”
    Alyssa Toress:man a mundane
    what a lame
  • Calim Gorn glances at Alyssa, “Don’t recall that one being at the wedding.”
    Alyssa Toress:whos mina
    Mina Toress:you saw her at adrons expo
    Alyssa Toress:no b ut i mean
    whats my relation
    is she a cousin or aunt or what
    Mina Toress:great aunt
    Alyssa Toress:“shes my aunt”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Mina was at Adron’s exposition and her presence in Trisemmon wouldn’t be seen as unusual. In fact she’s already ordered some of Adron’s technology.”
    DM:Yeah she’s a pretty distant relation anyway. heh.
    Alyssa Toress:“we are pretty dinstantly related”
    Mina Toress:she was a legitimized bastard, long time ago
    Calim Gorn:“I see…”
    DM:Like so unrelated that you probably wouldn’t know what it was without looking at a family tree.
    Calim Gorn:“If she’s a mundane though how is she going to keep up with us?”
    Mina Toress:yeah shes kind of the black sheep, i mean rose of the family
    DM:Alyssa would probably know she’s a vampire since I mean she’s been alive a whiel and is a Toress
    So they’d talk about her at gatherings and such
    Alyssa Toress:“i think she will be okay”
    Geralt:Assumign noone is tellingme she is a vampire?
    will find out soon enough
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“This is a sensetive mission so Justinia Lastrium is going to be your team leader for this operation.”
    Geralt:assuming vampires have the same lore here as in most settings?
    Mina Toress:little diff but similar
    DM:They’re a bit different in Aylanae.
    Calim Gorn:No clue who she is
    Geralt:but still considered blood sucking “monsters”
    DM:Basiaclly sunlight doesn’t hurt em like in most settings, they’re essentially sorta like a disease in that they’re unable to produce their own mana and so have to drain it from others (that’s the case with all undead in Aylanae)
    In vampires case they gain their mana by drinking blood. In a zombie’s case it would eat flesh,e tc.
    Incorporeals drain mana directly via the typical life draining touch.
    Mina Toress:level drain
    Calim Gorn:
    Geralt:well anyoen who played W3 expansions knows about Geralt and vamps
    DM:Vampirism unlike in most settings can sometimes also turn up spontaneously and isn’t necessarily passed on by those killed by a vampire (there’s no really reliable way to create new vampires).
    Geralt:this can be his first exposure, see if she makes good or bad impression ;)
    Mina Toress:imbued give me indigestion
    DM:Of course most undead (vampires included) have a tendenc yto go insane and usually become murderous bastards.
    Imbued blood (due to the Aela) is also toxic to vampires so you don’t have to worry really.
    Of course they will feed on mundanes.
    Vampires can also recieve thier mana through magical means by spellcasters, but that usually takes a lot of constant attention by a spellcasting type… so.. it’s rare as a permanent solution
    Alyssa Toress:no!
    Mina Toress:psychic vampire basically
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina turns Alyssa into her personal battery
    DM:Mainly they can transfer mana to people directly via magic. Similar to how healing magic works in a way.
    Mina Toress:meh thats like eating ramen
    Alyssa Toress:i dont even have any mana
    DM:Though it is rather draining to do so, leaving the spellcaster tired and such.
    Alyssa Toress:i am all aela
    DM:Yeah an Aela array wouldn’t do shit to charge a vampire.
    you’d need a mana caster.
    Alyssa Toress:like geralt?
    DM:Well Geralt’s casting is too specialized.
    He doens’t have any vampire charging signs.
    Calim Gorn:“So I assume we are to meet up with the other members of our team in Ronen and then await the signal for the assault to begin?”
    DM:He does have signs to burn em though
    Mina Toress:rotrshrek check
    Geralt:and potions to weaken ;)
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Correct, they’re alread ymoving into place. Their involvement with you will be strictly coincidental.”
    “And Justinia will take command of your group since she’s the highest ranked imbued.”
    “Also make sure to hide your elnirite devices, as the demolitions part of your assignment needs to be carefully hidden. Assuming it gets by unseen, we can blame the explosion on the third party, or Adron himself.”
    “There is one special exception… if any of the employees of the complex should notice your Elnirite devices… you’re to make sure they don’t leave alive… regardless of what Justinia Lastrium might say.”
    Calim Gorn:“Understood.”
    Geralt:“Wat may she say?”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“She may object to such activities, as her personality has shown she is adverse to killing.”
    Calim Gorn:“I imagine she’ll take exception to Imbued working for Aylanae indiscriminately killing citizens of Ronen.”
    Geralt:“And she is on this murder mission for what reason?”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Because she knows about the Earth Demons in Ronen, and you’ll need backup. Her presence doing her own investigation would be believable.”
    Geralt:“Very well.”
    DM:The sunlord isn’t telling you the whole story it seems.. But you get the feeling she isn’t the type to elaborate further…
    Calim Gorn:I hope Sayuri isn’t working for Adron, lol
    DM:heh nah.
    Calim Gorn:“Is that all, Sunlord?”
    Geralt:who is sayuri?
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“One other thing. If the entire underground structure is too reslient to destroy entirely, then you’re to collapse whatever important machinery you can find down there.”
    Calim Gorn:Justy’s little sister
    Genius inventor type
    DM:Sayuri Lastrium’s main recent invention is an Aela communciator that fits in a helmet for short range troop communications.
    Called the Yuri-comm itt made her pretty well known in the empire.
    Calim Gorn:“Understood, Sunlord.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“The empire is counting on your success. May Sheyl be with you.”
    Calim Gorn:(once we’re all excused and out of there) “Still wish to disregard the other method we were discussing?”
    Geralt:“We will not fail.”
    DM:yeah heh.. you could try mentioning your other idea. or you could go with the templar plan.
    Geralt:(once outside) “This does seem more direct. We can reserve it as a backup if needed. I just wonder about this 3rd party and balk at kuilling an innocent group of allies just because they are not informed.”
    Calim Gorn:“Well, if we go the other route we may not even run into them.”
    “Though we’ll still need to plant the explosives.”
    Geralt:“I suggest we attempt to disable them as best as we can without outright killing them.”
    Calim Gorn:“That would be against orders.”
    Geralt:“She didn;t say we had to kill them, just use them as a distraction and that they could cause us danger.”
    Calim Gorn:(lol I’m pretty sure she said kill them)
    Geralt:“We are only to kill any that see us plant the explosives.”
    Alyssa Toress:“dont be afraid to wet your blade”
    Geralt:“Ha, you are one to talk!”
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Geralt:My blade has been much wetter than yours."
    Calim Gorn:“Indeed… It seems one of us is always conveniently absent whenever combat is involved.”
    Geralt:“Tough you do like to wet many other ‘blades’ it seems.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    “Yes, if you don’t want to participate in the dirty work then perhaps you could go visit Adron again and convince him to turn off his communications so that you can enjoy your privacy…”
    Geralt:“Anyway. We should get back to Adron.”
    Alyssa Toress:“he wouldnt do that”
    Calim Gorn:“Then shall we go along with the Sunlord’s plan? Or do we want to exercise our options?”
    Alyssa Toress:“i said i would go along with it”
  • Calim Gorn looks to Geralt
    Geralt:“We should proceed as directed, especially with these others we are to meet up with.”
    Calim Gorn:“Very well…”
    Geralt:“But we can keep the alternative in mind as a back-up plan.”
    DM:Yeah I mean there might still be time if you want to tell the sunlord to go with the stealth plan instead (or at least try to convince her that’s a better option)
    Or you can follow through on the current plan she proposed.
    Geralt:“That plan assumes too many unknown variables.”
    Alyssa Toress:“direct assault is easier”
    Calim Gorn:“You forget that the person who came up with that plan is known as one of the sneakiest people in the Empire and able to infiltrate almost anywhere.”
    DM:I mean hiding in some screamers is probaly not the greatest plan if they go through with the full blown assault / Free for all
    (one sec brb)
    Calim Gorn:“But we’ll do things your way if that’s what you prefer.”
    Geralt:“Are the screamers in the warehouse processed? Can we use them as ‘containers’? Will they take them to the processing station? It is possible once the creature is dead it is not worth harvesting.”
    Calim Gorn:“At any rate, I have a map of the tunnels beneath Trisemmon, hopefully that will help us in determining the best places to plant the explosives.”
    Geralt:“The tunnels can also give us alternative escape routes.”
    Calim Gorn:“Perhaps… It’s a rather convoluted network.”
    Calim Gorn:All right so I guess we go get into position and shit
    DM:Well the tunnels just reach the central complex. You don’t actually got a map of the central complex.
    Calim Gorn:Oh, heh
    DM:Basically it’s just subway tunnels going into it
    Calim Gorn:Slightly less useful than I thought
    DM:There’s basically this deep underground bunker heh.
    Yeah it won’t really help you navitage that area.
    Just get to it potentially.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, okay
    DM:heh.. okay. so you’re gonna get on the airship and proceed with the direction action mission?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah Geralt and Alyssa both want to go in with guns blazing so guess Calim will go along
    DM:yeah Calim is the only one with a gun that can be balzing :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:very true
    DM:You get your Elnirite devices on the airship they’re basically prety heavy backpack mounted things, for heavy demolition… pretty hard for someone with low strength to carry,s o Alyssa probably will have some difficutly with em.
    Alyssa Toress:cant i just make my vampire aunt carry them all
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:and we are to hide these?
    DM:potentially she coudl carry yours.
    Alyssa Toress:vampires have mega strength
    DM:Well they’re concealed inside the backpack.
    Obviously if they see inside it, they’ll know what it is.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, just ignore the fact that we all have these huge backpacks when none of us are known for wearing one normally
    DM:But it’s not apparent from the outset what it is.
    Geralt:ok, so normal pack contains the crystals?
    It’s bsaically a device you can prime on a timer. Pretty much it’s an alchemical type machine that mixes together compounds to create the Elnirite which then detonates. It’s kinda like those two fluids that when mixed together become explosive.
    Though a little more indepth in that it requires some extra magitech, electrical charge and such in the detonation process.
    Well in the mixing process rather.
    So it’s not explosive in itself until mixed using the right procedure, so you’re not carrying a giant potentially letahl bomb on your back that could expldoe at the first fire based attack.
    Calim Gorn:lol so it’s like Tannerite
    DM:heh possibly not sure what that is. It’s basically a couple inert compounds that mix to form something explosive.
    Well with some help from the device itself which applies eelctrical charge and facilitates the mixing process
    Calim Gorn:Yeah Tannerite is the shit they use for like shooting range explosives and stuff
    It’s a binary mixture that’s not shock sensitive
    DM:Yeah seems similar then
    But yeah it’s useful in that it’s not directly explosve until mixed. and its mixed on a timer by the device. And due to the somewhat precise electrical charges and such required in mixing, it’s pretty much not going to mix by accident.
    Calim Gorn:Good to know, lol
    So we meet up with Justy and Mina at some point?
    DM:Yeah I’ll let you guys meet up with Mina first… since Sef probably wants to get some play time in. heh.
    Mina Toress:i can wait, dont matter
    DM:You’re basically having the meeting pretty surrepticiously sinceyu don’t want people toknow you’re working together before the incident occurs.
    Mina Toress:im pretty tired to be honest
    but i can force myself to continue if people wnana play
    dunno how long im gonna make it tho
    so if i go AFK i prolly dozed off
    got up like 4am this morning
    DM:heh damn…
    Mina Toress:i can prolly do an hour at least
    anyways proceed, will just take it as we go
    DM:heh.. okay well guess I should introduce you sooner than later.
    Alright so you guys meet up with Mina… I’ll assume it’s at some tavern or what not in Trisemmon ,where she’s just in position anyway.
    She’s been told about you guys though doesn’t quite have as many detaisl beyond just that it involves the security of the empire and millions of lives in Ronen.
    Mina Toress:she’s doing karaoke
    DM:heh okay you could be singing.
    They don’t have the sophisticated magitech karaoke machines though heh :P
    So you can give them a description of you and what not, and also fill Herlock in on some detaisl he’d know as well, since he’s got the knowledge skilsl and such to know about you and some of the shit you’ve done.
    Mina Toress:didnt mean it literally
    DM:heh well okay you can be figuratively singing. Also explain what that looks like :P
    Geralt:with a lack of “energy” i assume my amulat does not quake with undead?
    DM:heh yeah your amulet would detect her actually
    Mina Toress:well if she’s in the tavern she prolly aint in her combat getup, she’s prolly got a dark dress and formal attire
    DM:I assume it’d be designed to detect that.. so it would be vibrating as you entered the place.
    Though you wouldn’t know it’s specifically coming frfom her
    since there’s a bunch of people in the tavern.
    Geralt:“There is something in here. Keep your eyes open.”
    Mina 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) (Cept instead of the above clothes, she’s got some formal wear on, a red dress.
    Alyssa Toress:lol an attractive corpse
    Calim Gorn:(to Alyssa) “I assume you know your aunt when you see her?”
    Mina Toress:its mean to be poetic language :-p
    Alyssa Toress:“she’ll stick out”
    Mina Toress:she looks like some goth
  • Calim Gorn glances around…
    Calim Gorn:“That her?”
  • Calim Gorn points to Mina
    Alyssa Toress:“yup”
    Calim Gorn:“Well you were right about sticking out…”
  • Mina Toress seems to be gambling with customer on how many drinks he can suffer before passing out.
    Geralt:do i recognize her for what she is? i mean i am young imn my experience so may have never seen vamps or even heard of them if not common in Yt
    ((I think it would serve best if she is my first experience with vamps
    Mina Toress:she isnt that obvious, she looks like a pale hot goth chick
    not walking dead
    i dont think sight alone would tell much
    DM:Hmm.. I’ll give you a monster lore check. I mean it’s generally tough to ID a vampire. they’re pale and colder than usual but not really obviously undead.
    Mina Toress:she is cold to the touch tho
    Geralt:((Mina can be my first… hehe)
    Mina Toress:unlesss she’s fed recently
    and she doesnt cast reflections, etc
    DM:So uless you see the fangs or something… (actually new vampires generally don’t really have the fanged teeth even, tehy’re just humans, though from draining mana they can establish new abilitiyes and changes such as the fangs)
    Geralt:ok, here comes
    hehe, nope
    DM:So I mean at most you might suspect vampire, but it’s not really a sure thing. It’s kinda tough to test it, since holy symbols and such don’t work..
    but yeah with that roll you don’t really know. lol
    Guess you’re too dsitracfted by her attractive 2 to remember your vampire hunting.
    Alyssa Toress:did we earn any points last time btw
    DM:Nah, you’ll be getting points at the en dof this mission basically.
  • Mina Toress tries to pursuade the customer she’s talking to, to drink himself into a stupor for her amusement.
    Alyssa Toress:ok
    Mina Toress:“That all you got?”
    Alyssa Toress:“well lets go say hi”
    Geralt:((We’ll say she is my first experience with vampires, my first developing impressions can be formed by her.. then others to come later will influence that))
  • Alyssa Toress walks over to where mina is being mean
  • Calim Gorn follows along
    Alyssa Toress:“hello mina”
    DM:heh yeah, I mean vampires aren’t that common really. And Yt has a lot more variety in monsters anyway.
    Alyssa Toress:they got dragons right
  • Mina Toress looks over her shoulder to see who’s calling her name.
    Alyssa Toress:remember witchers dont hunt dragons
    Calim Gorn:Heh, dragons are pretty rare
    DM:Well dragons are pretty rare (at least true dragons).
    Alyssa Toress:witchers dont hunt dragons!
    Mina Toress:“Excuse me, dear.” she tells the drunken man
    Geralt:wyverns they do
    DM:Dragons are actually nuumian creatures. And damn dangerous to take on alone.
    yeah there’s wyverns (tehy’re mana creatures0 and yeah you hunt those
    Alyssa Toress:yeah but wyverns arent actual dragons
    Mina Toress:“Ah, it seems I must bid you farewell brave sir.” she gets up from her chair and motions the others “Shall we find a nice place to talk?”
    Geralt:“So this is Mina huh?”
  • Mina Toress nods the affirmitive to the group.
    Calim Gorn:“Greetings. I am Calim Gorn, Alyssa’s husband.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yup this is mina my great aunt”
    Geralt:“We should not talk in here. I sense something unsettling.”
  • Mina Toress looks for a nice back table or somewhere comfortable to sit and talk.
    DM:okay you can find a place to talk.
    Calim Gorn:“Something unsettling?”
    Geralt:“Yes, my amulet is vibrating.”
    Mina Toress:“There’s no rush, sir. Take refreshment, we can conclude our private business after we leave this establishment.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i wouldnt worry about it geralt”
    Mina Toress:“You look like a tribesman, that much I can obviously see. I’m not sure they have any sour goat milk in here.”
    Geralt:“Don;t worry. My amulet always warns me of nearby monsters.”
    Mina Toress:“How about some of that grapewater.”
    “What about you, my neice, the last time I saw you, I think you were sucking on a teat instead of sipping from a wine glass.”
  • Mina Toress tussles her hair, examing her.
    Mina Toress:“You’ve flowered it appears.”
  • Calim Gorn smirks a little
    Calim Gorn:“At least she isn’t the sloppy wet kiss sort.”
  • Geralt watches around cautiously, wondering who or what is nearby….
    Alyssa Toress:thank christ for edelman
    Mina Toress:“Ah, and your husband. You’re a lucky one.” she says looking to Calim
    Alyssa Toress:“yes good to see you”
    Mina Toress:“I must apologize for not attending the wedding.”
    Calim Gorn:“So I’m told.”
    Mina Toress:“But I find it best to stay out of family affairs when possible.”
    Calim Gorn:“Quite all right, I understand the sentiment.”
  • Mina Toress orders them a round of drinks, though doesn’t get one for herself.
    Mina Toress:“So, aren’t you going to introduce your bandmate.”
  • Mina Toress says nodding with her head towards Geralt.
  • Mina Toress turns her head to the side slightly like a curious dog.
    Alyssa Toress:“oh right this is geralt”
    “hes a witcher”
    “from yt”
  • Geralt looks over almost absently upon hearing his name…
  • Geralt still seems distracted with eyes on the bar partons.
    Mina Toress:“Things must be bad if they’re summoning me. I suppose it makes sense, with whats happening in Yt.”
    Geralt:((mina is going to be a big hindrance to my early warning detection system, hehe))
    DM:You may actually not know what a Witcher is, but i’ll give you an expertise to know if you’ve heard of it or not. I mean they’re kinda obscure in Rahseld and rare in Ronen, they’re more known in Yt and Makoro.
    lol yeah.
    that’s gonna be anoying have it vibrate all the time lol.
    Youl’l have to get the druids to tune it to filter her out or something
    Mina Toress:what skill to roll?
    dont have expertise in mokoro or yt
    DM:some kind of expertise otherwise just an int check… I’ll give you history possibly.
    Since the witchers been around a while
    Mina Toress:1 lol
    DM:Mina thought all witches were female… perhaps witcher is the male version :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Mina Toress:“I thought witches were women.”
    “Does she like to dress as men?” she cracks
    Geralt:“Witches? Uh yeah they are.”
  • Calim Gorn laughs
    Calim Gorn:“A Witcher is something different, actually… He hunts monsters.”
    “And he has a special amulet that alerts him when they’re near.”
    Mina Toress:"Oh? she raises a brow “How interesting.”
    Geralt:“Yeah,” he whispers, “and I’m tellign you it is humming now.”
    Mina Toress:“He’s kind of handsome in an ignorant rustic sort of way.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, strange…”
    “Maybe it’s out of tune?”
    Geralt:“Something is in here with us.”
    Mina Toress:“It’s probably sensing my prescence.”
  • Calim Gorn raises an eyebrow
    Mina Toress:“Get up and walk away, and see if it goes away.”
    Calim Gorn:“You?”
    Geralt:“Why would you say that?”
  • Mina Toress nods casually.
    Mina Toress:“Because it’s the truth?”
  • Mina Toress plays coy.
    Calim Gorn:(to Alyssa) “You didn’t mention anything about this.”
    Mina Toress:“Surely none of you are scared of a rose are you? It has thorns, but if you know how to touch it right….”
    Alyssa Toress:“i mean i figured i would wait and see”
    Geralt:“What are you? Changeling? Illusionist? Succubus?”
    Mina Toress:“Ah, are you friends scared I might bite?” she says looking to Alyssa
    “Don’t worry, handsome. I won’t hurt you, unless you ask of course.”
  • Geralt seems a bit unsure….
    Mina Toress:“Fine. He’s thick I see.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i mean you cant”
    Mina Toress:“Alright, Fine. Time to leave then. So much for enjoying the calm before the storm.”
    “I’ll explain later.”
    “I don’t want your friend here freaking out in here.”
    Calim Gorn:“I’m sure no offense was meant. It’s just… unusual, to encounter one such as yourself.”
  • Mina Toress gets up. “Shall we go?”
    Mina Toress:“Where do you have in mind? Somewhere more secure for us to talk, and discuss.”
    Geralt:Someplace without so many eyes and ears."
    Mina Toress:“I’m waiting.”
    Calim Gorn:Heh, back room of the tavern maybe? Or a hotel room or something
    Mina Toress:i figure yal lare the one with the plan details
    didnt think i knew very much about this operation
    what do i know T?
    Alyssa Toress:“lets just get some hotel rooms”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    DM:ah about the plan.. you know…
    basically they’ve todl you that it’s for the good f the empire… and the basics of taking explosives into Adron’s secret underground facility and destroying what’s there to basically avoid pissing off the earth demons in Ronen.
    You know about what the PCs know for the most part…. though they dind’t really tell you much about the third party that’s gonna attack, only to follow the other groups lead on the infiltration
    (The other group being the PC group)
    Mina Toress:roger
    Ok well I guess we’ll get some rooms
    and then have a meeting in one
    DM:So you know the basics but not really any intrinsic details foh ow it’s gonna go down, you would have got your own Elnirite device.
    Mina Toress:ok roger
    DM:So you’d probably be curious about the deatils anyway,.
    OKay so you’re gonnameet in one of the rooms at a local hotel?
    Mina Toress:yes
    DM:you don’t run inot any issues finding your way to a meeting place.
    Geralt:“You’re tellign the truth? This humming is not ceasing.”, as we travel from the tavern.
    “This may be problematic…”
    Calim Gorn:“It’s not a problem as long as she’s cooperative.”
    Geralt:“No not her. i won;t be able to sense other dangers or magical effects.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, I guess that might be a bit of a hindrance. I suppose you’ll have to tune your amulet a little.”
    Geralt:“Yeah, if she continues to travel with us.”
    “No time right now.”
    Mina Toress:“Well then, down to the details? Or is your friend going to play with his shiny amulet until he goes blind?”
    Calim Gorn:“What do you know so far?”
  • Mina Toress lets em know what she’s been told.
    Mina Toress:“Not as much as you, I suspect.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, well, you know most of the important parts.”
    Mina Toress:“But I could be wrong.” shrugs
    Calim Gorn:“Enough to carry out the mission at any rate.”
    Mina Toress:"Do you suspect, we’ll have to fight any of “them” ourselves?"
    “Earth Demons….”
    Calim Gorn:“Hopefully not… But there’s no telling for certain.”
    “Given the circumstances, I’d prefer to free them and let them return to the depths of the Earth from whence they came.”
    Mina Toress:“I’ve yet to see one personally, but I’ve heard the reports, and rumors circulating.”
    Calim Gorn:“But that may not be possible.”
    Mina Toress:“I’m afraid I wasn’t paying close attention during my earth demon diplomacy course.”
    Calim Gorn:“If there are Earth Demons present, they are being held against their will by Adron Kortarian, experimented on or who knows what. We believe if these activities continue there will be a major attack from their brethren.”
    Mina Toress:“Well, I’m not taking any chances.”
    Calim Gorn:“If we can rescue these captured Earth Demons and allow them to return then that should help stave off said attack… At the least we can demonstrate our good will by destroying the facilities.”
  • Mina Toress reaches into a a large duffle bag, and pulls out a chain flail, with a spiked head.
    Mina Toress:“One of Adron Futuristics new anti-numian weaponry.”
    Geralt:“Hmm, useful but not diplomatic.”
    Mina Toress:“It’ll kill an imbued or mundane just as well.”
    “Heavy spiked balls are heavy spiked balls…”
    Calim Gorn:“With luck we won’t have to do too much of that… But we should be prepared for it all the same.”
  • Mina Toress nods.
    Geralt:“well should we find Justina?”
    Mina Toress:“I suppose so.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Geralt:“We dont knwo when these events will trigger so we shoul dbe ready.”
    Calim Gorn:“She’s going to be our commander for this mission after all.”
    Alyssa Toress:“mina justinia has a bit of a soft heart”
    Mina Toress:“I had assumed you came here on her orders, but I guess we’ll all get to report together.”
    Alyssa Toress:“and wont want us to kill anyone”
    “but i trust you are not so soft?”
    Mina Toress:“I know Justinia’s penchant for playing the hero, she’s pretty famous in Ronen.”
    “She’s a choir girl.”
    “Though still pretty dangerous.”
    “As for me? Well, I’ll do what is required. That’s why I’m here.”
    “I doubt it’s a coincidence, I’m here to do Imperial dirty work.”
    Calim Gorn:“Nothing new for us.”
    Mina Toress:“Well then, I say when one gets blood on his hands, he simply lick it off.”
  • Mina Toress jokes a bit.
    Alyssa Toress:“just make sure its not imbued blood”
    Mina Toress:“Alright, I’m going to change into something less formal.”
    Calim Gorn:“I almost wonder if this won’t end up being some sort of loyalty test for Justinia… Will she really cooperate with us against one of Ronen’s senators?”
    Mina Toress:“Then we can go meet with our commanding officer.”
    Alyssa Toress:“what a time to test her”
  • Mina Toress goes to put on her “working” clothes.
    Calim Gorn:“The Templar and the Archmagi never do anything with our convenience in mind.”
  • Mina Toress returns after she’s geared up.
    DM:Yeah it is rather odd they’d pick Justy for this, since her sentiments for this sort of work is someawht questionable…
  • Mina Toress checks her pistols, making sure the spikes are loaded and checks the edge on her nodachi, before she’s ready to go.
    Mina Toress:“I’m ready.”
    Geralt:“Very well. Let’s go.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    DM:Okay you meet up with Justy another hotel room in the more out of the way part of town…
    Calim Gorn:“Hello, Justinia. Nice to see you again.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah. Wish it was under better cirucmstances, but I guess the Earth Demon sightings in Ronen had to end in something blowing up.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Are you guys sure it’s Senator Kortarian behind all this?”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes. Quite certain.”
    “But we lack the evidence to make an open claim… So we must resort to this.”
    Alyssa Toress:“to be fair we dont know his actual connection to it”
    “adron is guilty as all hell but we haven’t found any evidence to the senator”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah, I’ve been trying to do my investigation, but nobody is able to infiltrate down there, the place is a fortress. The usual teleportation blocking, along with a limited number of enrtances.”
    “I’m wondering what the plan is that’s going to get us in there.”
    “Any of you hear anything about what we’re dealing with, they didn’t get me much intel on the actual plan.”
    Calim Gorn:“I’m told that the way will be opened for us by a third party.”
    Geralt:“Though they do not know of our involvement and we are to keep it that way.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
  • Justy S. Lastrium nods.
    Calim Gorn:“If we encounter them we are to treat them as hostiles.”
    “Those are the orders from the Sunlord.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“It’s probably Daelan… Daelan’s got thier own branch of traitor templar called the Order of Teledus. Maybe they’d have the resources and the guts to try to break in there.”
  • Calim Gorn raises an eyebrow…
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah I seem to recall reading something about how the two branches of the Templar stayed more or less in communication or something like that)
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Back during the revolution some of the templar sided with them. At first they were viewed as heretics.. but then the templar decided it was better to have open communiation with Daelan, so they made them amabassadors. unofficially of course.”
    Calim Gorn:“I see… Interesting…”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Naturally anyone else fraternizing with Daelan is considered a traitor though. But the templar made exceptions for.. themselves.”
    Calim Gorn:“Well we certainly don’t want to be accused of aiding and abetting Daelan.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Since we have no idea who our allies are going to be down there, we better use stun weapons, I don’t want to be hurting any friendlies if we can avoid it. It’s also possible they sent in another group iwth a totally different mission that thinks we’re the bad guys.”
    Alyssa Toress:“absolutely not”
    “our orders forbid it”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Since otherwise they’d just get them to plant the explosives. But they need us for some reason”
    Alyssa Toress:“they will be hostile to us and we are not going to risk our lives to try to avoid hurting them”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“I was told I was in command, and they might be a lot less hostile to us if we’re trying to stun them instead of kill them.”
    Calim Gorn:“We’re going to be blowing the whole place up as it is. I don’t think we need to hold anything back.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“When you start up with deadly force, it tends to get deadly force back.”
    “I’m not saying it’s off the table, but we should know who we’re dealing with first, okay?”
    Alyssa Toress:“the sunlord gave us direct orders about this”
  • Calim Gorn lies just to get her not to focus on it any more “It’s fine Alyssa, Justy is in command after all.”
    Alyssa Toress:“fine”
    (i dont have any non lethal attacks)
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah I mean nothing says we can’t disobey orders later lol)
    Geralt:me either, well except flat of blade
    DM:Yeah you kinda got the impression teh templar don’t care so much if you disregard the lethal force thing.
    Calim Gorn:(We’ll do what the Sunlord commanded, she said we were supposed to do it whether Justy liked it or not)
    But I guess Justy gets an Insight check to see whether or not she realizes we plan to just ignore her orders
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah I don’t care what the Sunlord said… she’s obviously hiding sttuff from us, and I say we should proced with some cautioun.”
    Mina Toress:can always use unarmed
    for non lethal dmg that is
    DM:Yeah you guys should probably roll an insight check just to see if she sees you as a potential problem later heh.
    Calim Gorn:lol not a Deception for us?
    DM:oh wait deception I mean
    Screwed up
    Deception. lol
    Calim Gorn:lol awesome
    Mina Toress:band of liars
    Calim Gorn:Well trained in the ways of Aylanae politics
    DM:I mean assuming you’re going in there with the idea you’re gonna disregard her orders and kill them instead. heh, whcih I’m kinda assuming most of you are. Not so sure about Geralt.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:well just curious what the chracter’s opinion is basically.
    Like if Geralt is just intent on following the sunlord’s orders or if he’s considering Justy’s side, etc.
    Geralt:Geralt will not kill anyone except in self defense or if they see the explosives being placed…. which is what he thought the Sunlord said
    DM:heh okay.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“I don’t have any idea what to expect in there, so everyone be careful. I know you can handle yourselves in a fight… but whatever can make its way into that secure area Senator Kortarian has down there is going to be powerful.”
    Alyssa Toress:is adron a senator?
    Calim Gorn:Yup
    Alyssa Toress:is that his real name?
    i cant keep track of these names
    Calim Gorn:Senator Adron Kortarian, yes
    Alyssa Toress:who names a company after their first name
    calling bullshit on this T
    Calim Gorn:Rolls off the tongue better than Kortarian Futuristics
    DM:He does apparently .
    Geralt:who cares, maybe he only likes his first name
    Alyssa Toress:pats won and covered but it was an ugly name
    DM:Plenty of people have called businesses by thier first name.
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    Calim Gorn:Eat at Joe’s
    Geralt:Bob’s Gym
    DM:yeah heh.
    Calim Gorn:Bob’s Burgers
    Alyssa Toress:anyway we going to kill stuff tonight ?
    or no
    since sef was tired
    Geralt:Pussy’s Galore.. oh wait… oops
    Calim Gorn:Heh, yeah dunno if Sef is still around
    DM:yeah wondering how much time Sef has left in him
    Mina Toress:im here
    prolly 30 mins to hour
    DM:heh I might just wanna stop early then after this conversation and we’ll do the actual combat stuff next time
    If you can’t make it too mcuh longer Sef, it’ll give me a bit more time to go over your char sheet anyway too
    Mina Toress:prolly gonna take a whole session to do
    the combat and infilitration i mean
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Something about this whole thing seems sketchy as hell.”
    Mina Toress:“This is Ronen, and the Empire, when is shit not sketchy as hell?”
    Calim Gorn:“I don’t expect to like everything about the missions I’m assigned. But this is for the good of Ronen and the Empire as a whole.”
    Geralt:“I just care about blowing this shit to hell and stopping a potential recall of forces from Yt.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Calim Gorn:“We can’t afford to be fighting Earth Demons back from Ronen at the same time that they’re invading Yt.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah… well I’m not saying there isn’t a good reason to stop whatever the senator is up to.”
    Mina Toress:“It seems Adron think’s he may be above the law unlike the common man.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“I wish we could handle this sort of thing in the normal channels, but I can understand why that wouldn’t be a good idea considering we’re at war.”
    Mina Toress:“Endangering your whole country in the process, isn’t upstanding citizenship in my book either.”
    “Though I wonder if thats his long game.”
    Calim Gorn:“As soon as what’s happening goes public your entire country will be in a rank panic, and Yt will be abandoned to its fate.”
    “That’s why we’re doing what we’re doing, so that doesn’t happen.”
    Mina Toress:“He wants to lead an Independant Ronen, perhaps even link up with Daelan.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“So do you guys know what he’s doing to the Earth Demons down there?”
    Mina Toress:“Seems like he’s almost trying to incite them to attack.”
    “Smells like a false flag operation at times.”
    Calim Gorn:“I believe he’s using their life forces to power something. Perhaps even creating Nuumian based Magitech with them.”
    Geralt:“Something involvign taking their ‘soul’. I figure extracting Nuumian.”
    Calim Gorn:“We’ve had at least one report of a golem powered by Nuumian.”
    “Who would stand to gain the most use out of such devices, I wonder?”
    Mina Toress:“Someone who is opposed to the empire’s agenda?”
    “Not saying that they have a good agenda.”
    Calim Gorn:“Someone who wants to kill Imbued.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“I don’t know… as far as I know Nuumian is toxic to anything except Earth Demons.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yeah, so whatever he’s using it for, it can’t be good.”
    “And the Earth Demons themselves are clearly not pleased about it.”
    “Even if we don’t know all the details, I think we know enough.”
    Mina Toress:“The Empire is like a stage magician. The politics, the military, its the right hand distracting you, while the Archmagi is the left hand empyting your pocket or taking off your jewelry.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah, who knows what they’re up to… sometimes I think they just don’t care enough.”
    “So does anyone know what the signal is going to be for when we’re supposed to start this attack? I wasn’t given a lot of information…”
    Mina Toress:“I heard Sefiros worked for Adron. He was your bandmate before, did he ever shed any light on what goes on at his company?”
    “I saw him around in Trissemon a few times, but that’s about it.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Not really. I accompanied him on one mission for Adron though I had to pull back pretty early because Ellenya got hurt, and he did all the sensetive stuff himself.. but I think Adron had some kind of facility in Yt.”
    “And he’s mind deathed now.. so nobody is going to learn anything from him.”
    Mina Toress:“How convenient.”
    DM:Geralt fails to ignore what he was trying to ignore.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:lol, just testing roll macro
    Mina Toress:he put the medallion in his pants
    magitek vibrator
    Calim Gorn:“Interesting… I wonder if we could find something there… Or maybe he’s cleared the place out already.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Pretty sure the place got destroyed by earth demons… at least that’s what Sefiros said.. then again not sure if I should trust him or not. Be hard to go back there during wartime though.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Calim Gorn:“At any rate, we have our mission now. And it’s for the good of Ronen and the Empire.”
    “I know you have a hard time believing some spoiled noble from Rahseld cares about what happens to Ronen, but I do.”
  • Justy S. Lastrium nods.
    Mina Toress:“This place is as much a home to me than Rahseld by now.”
    “I’ve been here for decades.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah it’s not you guys I’m worried about so much as our upper leadership. Lets just say I have reason to distrust the Templar after some of the stuff I’ve seen.”
    Mina Toress:“What idiot doesn’t distrust the Templar?”
    Calim Gorn:“I don’t trust them either… But I trust the mission we’ve been given.”
    Mina Toress:“Either way, we’ll learn more on the inside of this operation than on the outside.”
    “If it isn’t us, it’d be someone else.”
    “Better to play the long game on this one, even if you have to get a little dirty.”
    Geralt:“So we hae no idea of when this thing will trigger. Should we just stand by near the facility?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah… the thing that worries me most is why it isn’t someone else.”
    Mina Toress:“Plausible deniability?”
  • Calim Gorn smirks, “A test of loyalty was my theory. Is the brave heroine of Ronen also a brave heroine of the Empire? Or just her homeland?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“I’m going to be super pissed if this is all a giant test of loyalty.”
    Mina Toress:“Perhaps…”
    “Among other things anyways.”
    Calim Gorn:“The Templars and the Archmagi are inscrutable as always. I’m sure we could come up with a dozen theories and have none of them be correct.”
    “And the person behind this plan is both, so that makes it double inscrutable.”
    Geralt:((we mean the GM right??))
    Calim Gorn:“Best to just play our part like good little pawns for now.”
    DM:there’s a sudden flash of light that you can see through the window… illuminating in a brilliant flash for a few seconds then disappearing, along with a tremor in the ground that shakes the hotel room you’re staying in.
    Calim Gorn:“Hm… I’m going to take a wild guess and say that’s our signal.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah….”
    Geralt:“That’s our sign, get moving!!”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Alright lets get to the Underpath… there’s a connector that’s pretty close to what should take us down there.”
    “Either that or just follow all the fleeing people.”
    Calim Gorn:“Lead the way, commander.”
    DM:Okay figure we can stop here since Sef is tired and it’s almost midnight anyway
    And enxt time we’ll do the actual infiltration.. shit’s about to go down… heh.
    Calim Gorn:lol
Session Log 20

Alyssa Toress:hi
i was afk
playing EVE
i see nothing happened
DM:still waiting on G
Tabris:Still waiting on G I guess
Alyssa Toress:hey
the raiders blow
DM:yeah lol.
Well they lost their QB
Sefiros:cylon raiders
think ryan will win mvp?
brady prolly get it i figure
DM:Yeah. I mean I’d figure Brady would get it or the Dallas QB.
ryan is better than that fuck
Alyssa Toress:lol no
or you mean dak
Sefiros:dallas Gag
Alyssa Toress:ryan is better than dak
DM:Well yeah, but I’m saying in terms of impact for his team.
Alyssa Toress:dak isnt a mvp
Sefiros:i dunno about that either lol
ryan has like 13 tds to diff people
a record irc
Alyssa Toress:its either gonna be ryan or brady
DM:Well yeah I don’t think he’s that great, I’m just saying like he took over for Romo as a 2nd stringer and basically won a shit ton of games.
Where as like the Pats were 3-1 without brady
Sefiros:yeah well romo just sucked that bad
Alyssa Toress:the cowboys team is just really good
Sefiros:mike vick would have won em those games :-p
Alyssa Toress:dak isnt the reason they are winning
Sefiros:yeah the qb has held em back for years
all they needed to do was just get someone that wasnt a fuck up like romo
DM:Yeahh, I mean like I said I don’t think he’s some superstar, but I think in terms of impact it at least seems like swapping out Romo for him has launched the team up there. I mean they had what, like 2 losses this season I think?
Sefiros:its just something about romo and the cowbays i dislike
Alyssa Toress:14-2 yeah
Sefiros:they remind me of the giants
ie i hate em :-p
Alyssa Toress:the problem with romo was he was always injured
DM:Yeah, I mean cowboys had an amazing year.
Alyssa Toress:he gets hurt more than gronk
Sefiros:well all kind of weird shit happened, the cubs, trump, so im hoping i finally win a super bowl this year haha
Alyssa Toress:and gronk is always hurt
Sefiros:hopefully its vs the pats so i can rub it in
DM:Yeah superbowl is kinda up for grabs this year honestly.
I mean pats are prolly the strongest, but we ain’t super strong
Sefiros:but i figure it’ll end up being pats vs giants, with yall losing
Alyssa Toress:honestly if gronks contract wasnt actually pretty cheap i wouldnt want to keep him
just because he cant stay healthy
DM:Yeah. Unforuntately the one team Dallas can’t beat is the Giants
that’s both thir losses
only team they lost to in the whole season
Dallas always fucks me over b ylosing to the Giants.
Sefiros:well this is prolly best team we’ve ever had this year, so hopefully we go all the way
Tabris:G says he’s on his way
Sefiros:i didnt realize we had the leader in sacks
DM:Yeah your team is pretty solid, who do you play though?
I mean I figure you got the berst shot of beating the giants, but you’ll prolly lose to Dallas.
Is my guess anyway.
Sefiros:not sure, we got 2nd seed
so bye
Garrion:yay, everyone actually here
DM:Yeah so you wont’ play the cowboys then.
hey G.
I figure Dallas is prolly the team you gota worry about, but the Giants may knock em out if they gotta play against em earlier.
Honestly I don’t mind if the Pats lose to the Falcons, so long as it ain’t the giants I’m fine with it. lol.
Geralt:was cleaning out some of my old boxed up 3.x stuff to see what i could toss, some nostalgia
why you throwing it away?
Geralt:yeah, sell on amazon, send to a friend, etc
Sefiros:theres def a bunch of splatboooks
Geralt:cause i get tired of having crates filled with stuff i’ll never use
Sefiros:considering 3rd party
DM:heh. yeah 3.x is kinda dead, I mean everyone just uses PF nowadays
the 3.x is almost certainly not gonna be used much lol. Aside from setting shit maybe.
Geralt:i did keep a few setting books and some adventures that i could convert or use as source ideas
Sefiros:donate em to the library ha i wonder if theyd take rpg books
Geralt:they do
i see some every now and then there
Sefiros:i see
if there would have been a D&D book in my library as a kid, itd prolly would have caused a satanic panick
Tabris:lol yeah
DM:lol. yeah I don’t get the whole D&D is satanic thing
Sefiros:fundies man
Tabris:Because 18 is the best stat and you get it by rolling 6 6 6
Geralt:i got rid of all my 3.x D&D books, just kept FR setting stuff for now but on fence about it since will probably never use that setting and Kalamar stuff
thats a good one tab
Tabris:My Stepmom actually used that on me once
Trying to get me to quit
Sefiros:my stepdad found my magic item compendium one time and thought it was the devils bible or something
the faux leather cover ones wityh just the tsr dragon cover
that looks like a bible sorta
Geralt:lol, yeah during the 80s they were fanatic abot that.. the kids killing selves over it didn;t help
now they just kill selves over online shit
Sefiros:Against Christ Devils Child! AC/DC i remember those
ah good ole 80s satanic panic
thats the only thing they got wrong with strange days :-p
there wasnt any looney parents bitching em out for playing D&D
Geralt:anyway, had all my Evrquest RPG books in crate, hanging on to those for some nostalgic reason
Alyssa Toress:i never bought any 3.5 books
all i have is my 3.0 books
Sefiros:damn id forgot they even made a pen and paper eq rpg
Alyssa Toress:fuck wizards i aint upgrading
Sefiros:i never read that
was it d20?
Geralt:yeah, d20
Tabris:Yeah I remember the EQ RPG
Alyssa Toress:i think we played that
at one time
maybe garrion ran it?
Geralt:was pretty good actually
Sefiros:i never had many 3e books
Geralt:yeah, i ran it for a while
Sefiros:i got the main books
Alyssa Toress:i remember playing it
Sefiros:other than that i won a contest when 3e first came out
and got a bunch of free books
Alyssa Toress:i always wanted to get a wheel of time d20 game going
DM:lol yeah G ran that one.
Sefiros:was some kind of fantasy quiz, apparently i was the super nerd who got all the shit correct
dont remember what the questions were
DM:The EQ RPG was just kinda like a shittier version of D&D.
Sefiros:worst part was, the books i wanted werent even in stock
DM:Like less spell variety, etc.
Sefiros:so i got a bunch of FR shit i dont even care for
fuckin shitty prizes
DM:I remember I broke it (unintentionally) by just making a troll in full plate or something.
Where because armor was DR he couldn’t be touched, was basically the Zindal of that game.
Sefiros:it was from the WOTC website too
DM:Where he was pretty mcuh immune to damage.
Sefiros:how in the fuck do they not have shit in stock
theyre the damn company
Geralt:i liked it ok, i mean you didn;t have the plethora of spells but they did have good flavor
Tabris:Gotta order a print run
Alyssa Toress:can we play
Geralt:and each class had its own spell, so wizards and druids and all were not just casting the same spell
Sefiros:i think they just had a bunch of bullshit that wasnt selling trying to get rid of it prolly haha
Alyssa Toress:but wizards and druids know some of the same spells in everquest :(
Sefiros:yeah anyways, let’s proceed
i dunno how long im gonna be able to last
Geralt:ready when you all are
Sefiros:so better get on with it
no sleep last night
Geralt:i’m just jabbering
DM:heh okay.. yeah we can get started…
Lemme start with a quick summary of what was goiong on last time since people probably forgot for the most part…
Alyssa Toress:LIONS BITCH
Sefiros:and i aint calim
Calim Gorn:lol
Geralt:Alyssa is getting knocked up by some old geezer
Alyssa Toress:no i’m not
Alyssa Toress:hes like 35
Sefiros:i like stafford, he played at UGA
Alyssa Toress:thats not old :(
Geralt:i thought the inventor guy was older
Alyssa Toress:no
hes in his 30s
if mid 30s is old i am in trouble in real life
Calim Gorn:I think Alyssa is actually with us right now but you’d never know it most of the time lol
Geralt:lol, yeah i would be ancient… dry bones
Alyssa Toress:i was asleep in real life i think
DM:Remembe rlast time you were investigating Senator Adron Kortarian, owner of Adron Futuristics, and his connection to the unexpected appearances of Earth Demons in Ronen.
Alyssa Toress:okay when you guys get captured i am gonna teleport away okay
i dont want to get ransomed
Geralt:how is that any different then normal
Alyssa Toress:i fought once!
i did combat one time
Sefiros:AFC instead of AFK
away from combat
Calim Gorn:lol
Sefiros:thats the name of his teleport power
Geralt:the tournament, controlled environment
Alyssa Toress:no
it was against earth demons
not the tournament
Geralt:oh yeah
Alyssa Toress:in the tunnel remember
Geralt:i’ll give you that one
Sefiros:was doing her mina impression by being buried in the dirt
Alyssa Toress:great
DM:You attended his expo on his new technology for the war… and Alyssa slept with him. Geralt discovered that there were some screamers (a nonintelligent earth demon insect) in capitivity under a warehouse in his home city of Trismmon, and you traced his agent Angelus Lasoran to him and questioned him.
Alyssa Toress:i was trying to find out information!
Geralt:also the dude leading the kill squad
we talked to him too
DM:Then you guys went ot the Hydra clan for help, and decided to seek aid from a druid that knew the forbidden Earth Demon tongues in an attempt to communicate. You gave your word to Meerin of the Hydra to keep him safe and brought him to the site where you were ambushed by the Earthh demons in the tunnel.
Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s Angelus
The head of Adron’s kill squad
DM:He managed to call the earth demons to the surface using some kind of ancient druidic ritual and the summoning worked, calling Earth Demons to the surface which he translated between you and them, though he couldn’t get a perfect translation since the earth demon tongue they were using was a dialect that wasn’t entirely understandable to him.
But he was able to translate that the surface worlders had taken somehing important from the Earth demons provoking the attacks… And apparently they claim the kidnapping of the girl in Ronen was an attempt to communicate presumably by teaching her thier language.
However the earth demons have stated if the surface worlders don’t stop their theft of whatever was beinmg stolen (your druid Laaza couldn’t translate it exactly)… then an attack was possible.
So they brought with them essentally a warning to the surface.
However before you could finish asking more follow up questions, you heard the sound of an approaching airship, trying to appraoch stealthily…
Hachikomaru:is G still in charge?
Calim Gorn:Yup
DM:And you told the earth demons to head back to safety, while you took Laaza the druid into cover as what is like Adron’s anti-earth demon squad (proably led by Angelus) on its way… Remember that communication as you’ve done wtih this druid could be considered by some to be fraternizing by the enemy.
Hachikomaru:thats what i was about to say T
DM:As the druid practices old forbidden ways back when Earth Demons were worshipped as earth spirits… a practice that the empire has done its best to stamp out.
To make matters worse, Laaza insisted as a show of peace you leave your weapons back at the nearby town of Ealia… so you’re unarmed.
Hachikomaru:“Flee, or kill the witnesses?”
Alyssa Toress:i thought hachi was dead

  • Hachikomaru waxes, unsure by his demeanor if he’s serious or joking.
    Alyssa Toress:“i dont want to fight an entire airship of troops”
    Calim Gorn:I thought he went back to Makoro or whatever
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    Geralt:yeah, hachi is retired back at home
    Alyssa Toress:i thought sef made a new char
    Hachikomaru:i aint done
    caught duncitis
    its airborne strain blown over the pacific from australia
    DM:heh… well Hachi won’t be there for this scene, but he’’ regroup after, complete with dog healing cone :P
    Hachikomaru:well its fine actually, if yall dont need me i’ll just lurk
    im pretty sleepy to be honest
    Alyssa Toress::/
    Geralt:you could spend the time finishing Mina ;)
    DM:So it’d be Alyssa, Geralt and Calim there.
    Hachikomaru:prolly gonna spend some time looking at my eye lids before long
    Alyssa Toress:“we should probably escape”
    Hachikomaru:but yeah i guess i’ll go read over the magitech
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Hachikomaru:and batman
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, let’s get out of here.”
    Geralt:“Yes, we need to get out of here.”
    Hachikomaru:gear/equip users new to me
    any recommendations on gadgets?
    Geralt:druid’s nae?
    Alyssa Toress:what do i roll to escape ?
    Hachikomaru:i was going for a sort of punisher/batman type of thing
    Calim Gorn:Lazaa was the druid’s name
    Geralt:“Lazaa’s safety is paramount now.”
    Calim Gorn:“More than that, if we’re caught out here we risk being accused of treason…”
    Geralt:((so not female Blade?)
    Hachikomaru:you see any vampire horde to hunt?
    Alyssa Toress:“treason is bad”
    Hachikomaru:no not blade, more like dracula fucked frank castle’s mom or martha wayne
    Geralt:“Well they have no proof of anything. Though they may not care for proof. Let’s go…..”
    Hachikomaru:she has a sword if thats what u want to know
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Hachikomaru:but she’s got some guns too
    its all the other gadgets im not sure what to outfit myself with
    DM:Last we stopped Geralt managed to pull himself and Laaza into some bushes as the airship was coming up over the trees.
    Hachikomaru:i did plan on taking those boots that let you walk around undetected by tremorsense
    DM:You can already see what looks liek an elite group of soldiers diving off in skystrike cloaks a few of them landing on branches and taking up positions.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I mean we’re all basically trying to fade into the trees and stealth out of there
    DM:You want to remain in your hidden position? Or anyone gonna step out?
    Hachikomaru:oh yeah and a flail, that spits aela into you, like adrons new weapons, cept i went with a flail castlevania style
    DM:I’m assuming Alyssa is hidden in some bushes for now as well, since tha’ts what all fo you did.
    Hachikomaru:i was just gonna use the pick stats btw for that T
    for some reason you gave it reach
    Geralt:Staying hidden…. that way we can at least claim we were hiding from the earth demons
    DM:The earth demons sank back into the ground, so aare apparently safe… Laaza though is still with you
    Hachikomaru:no clue why a pick has reach
    that a typo
    DM:oh hmm I may have to look at may be a typo heh.. since the spear has reach heh
    I may have copy pasted some stuff
    Hachikomaru:well its fine since i was using a flail heh
    but for reg picks, prolly doesnt pose to have reach
    anyways pardon my interuption
    Im gonna go look at some books for a bit
    will just use IM so i dont clutter yalls log
    Alyssa Toress:i roll to not get captured
    DM:okay so everyone just staying hidden? I’ll give everyone a stealth roll in that case.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah staying hidden
    Alyssa Toress:thats a small problem
    i have +0 to stealth
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:i rolled a 9
    gonna hp that
    calim please rescue me
    Calim Gorn:They won’t do anything to the princess, and you can just teleport away
    Alyssa Toress:ok
    Hachikomaru:anyone got hide in plain sight?
    Calim Gorn:Heh nope
    Hachikomaru:good, was thinking of taking it
    DM:Also give me a technology roll (or expertise military) for those that got it trained.
    Calim Gorn:I have both, do both or just one?
    DM:Do one but you can add your ranks together (still at cap though)
    Don’t add ability scores another time, but any actual skill ranks you can combine.
    So it’d be 2x ability score + ranks in military + ranks in tech
    Calim Gorn:Okay I got 6 in Technology and 3 in Military so that’s 9 plus 4 from Int
    DM:The airship that flies over head is a warship, and a custom one at that… you recognize some sophisticated scanning tech on its metal armored bottom… As well as ports on the bottom that are already opening to drop down a pair of Pandoran magitech armors whose falls are slowed by Aela cushion tech as they land.
    Calim Gorn:“Not good…”
    Alyssa Toress:“time to run”
    DM:A person that very much resembles Angelus in his black ops gear (fully covered face) but with the spear also leaps down with the armor.
    They very obviously see Alyssa trying to hide… Toress don’t tend to be good at hiding, preferring the spotlight to the shadows.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:i’m gonna run
    well fly / teleport
    i just need to be faster than the druid right
    Angelus Osoloran:“Funny finding you here Princess.”
    DM:heh okay you can take off.
    Alyssa Toress:teleport is rank 4 flight is 1
    so teleport/fly teleport/fly
    DM:heh okay you’re gonna teleprot then?
    Calim Gorn:Hopefully we can sneak off slowly while they’re distracted with her
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    until i die
    or get captured
    or get away
    or else
    or i get bored and stop paying attention i mean its gotta be something
    DM:heh okay. Alyssa casts a spell and teleports trying to get away. You’re not exactly 100% sure which direction you’re going without some kinda direction sense. So you’ll be kinda blindly trying to get more distance.
    Alyssa Toress:i have accurate teleport though
    i can tell where i am going
    DM:Hmm lemme see how accurate works again. one sec.
    Alyssa Toress:just assume it works like i said and we can move on to the results
    DM:Hmm yeah.. it says you just have to be ableto describe your destination, so I’d say like 500 feet north of here would work as a destination
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    DM:Okay fair enough you want to head towards the city of Ealia to the north or trying to go deeper into the wilderness away from civilization?
    Alyssa Toress:city
    You teleprot as you see them. A soldier nearby Angelus speaking to him.
    Soldier:“Shall I tell the airship to activate the Aela sensors and track her?”
    Angelus Osoloran:“And do what when you catch her? She’s the princess. But her friends must be around here search the area for her allies, and keep an eye on those seismic readings to make sure the Earth demons don’t come back.”
    Alyssa Toress:bye guys
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:good luck tab
    Calim Gorn:Well it worked out more or less like I said
    Anyway I’m hoping we can just stealth away while they’re wondering what to do about Alyssa
    DM:heh, you can try to stealth away but itt seems they’re combing the area now looking for you..
    Calim Gorn:Well all the more reason to not be there, lol
    Unless G has a better plan
    DM:And they are pretty close to your positionsince they did find Alyssa… heh… so you’re gonna need another set of stealth checks if you attempt to get out of there.
    Geralt:does our first roll hold as the find DC as long as we don;t move.. i mean if we found a goo dsopot and covered up with brush and stuff?
    DM:Well they’re gonna get active checks to find you. But I’ll let you keep your oirignal rolls.
    Though they’ll get active perc checks to possible discover you as you’re sneaking away.
    Geralt:do they seem distracted?
    DM:A few soliders rae also slipping on magigoggles as well, allowing them to see Aela.. and also having the effect of makng imbued glow…
    Nah they’re not distracted at all, he gave the order for them to sweep the area specifically looking for you guys.
    Geralt:oh nice
    DM:He’s letting the princess go.
    Calim Gorn:lol, yeah we don’t want to be found by these guys
    DM:And his orders were to find her compatriots (aka you guys)
    Geralt:ok, will slip away then… if cought can just say we were trying to get away from the earth demons as they came after us
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah, here’s hoping we roll good on Stealth again…
    DM:Gonna take the druid with you I assume and the three of you trying to get away?
    Calim Gorn:Yup
    DM:Well I’m letting you keep your prior roll. they just get perc to try to find you
    Calim Gorn:Ah okay, that works
    Can I get a boost for knowing how their tech works and advising the others how to avoid it? =P
    Hachikomaru:can you use equipment points in an array?
    or do you need to buy full cost for each thing?
    DM:Though you will get a penalty of -5 though casue you’re trying ot move quickly instead of just hiding alone
    you cn have equipment arrays. With the usual array restrictions
    Calim Gorn:Can I cancel that out by knowing how their equipment works? lol
    Hachikomaru:well i was thinkinh like an array “Arsenal”
    with various guns/grendades as alts
    wasnt sure if that could be done as equipment
    DM:well if you’ve got a way you think you can thrwart the equipment in some way. I mean knowing they’ve got thermal goggles doesn’t eman you can conceal your heat signatture :P
    Hachikomaru:or thats device instead
    DM:And their Aela stuff works essentialyl liek that, where you’re the only thing glowing in an otherwise dark terrain
    Calim Gorn:I’m guessing if you’re putting equipment in an array then it all has to be equipment
    DM:obviously you can tell em not use Aela magic. Though I think Alyssa is the only one with that.
    Calim Gorn:Okay well hopefully they roll shitty
    DM:But imbued by thier nature are Aela beings so…
    Laaza won’t glwo on Aela though casue he’s pure mana.
    Calim Gorn:(whisper to Geralt) “If you have any means of hiding our Aela auras then now is the time to use it… Otherwise just stay low.”
    Geralt:my magic is druidic too
    DM:yeah Geralt’s magic will show as mana magic, not Aela magic since it’s druidic based
    Calim Gorn:Could also potentially spend Hero Points for some kind of advantage, lol
    Geralt:“Nothing to obscure us other than the trees. Let’s get as many between us and them.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    DM:yeah their alea sensors won’t see through solid objects so tree cover is stil usable though there are a bunch of soldiers and such. so…
    Laaza nods.. as the old man follows your lead…
    Geralt:well i do have enhanced hearing, so i can tell where they are and direct the group to where they are less concentrated… placing as may trees between us and them
    DM:Yeah. your accurate hearing will help there.
    Geralt:and smell too
    whew, they bneed to stop eating garlic
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:So you want to try to proceed slowly and more cautiously trying to wait for opehnings and such, or you want to try to go as fast as you can trying to escape them before they can fully disperse and land their men?
    And you sticking together or you gonna split up?
    (Also I’m getting a snowstorm here, so if I suddenyl disconnect, it’s probably a power failure)
    Geralt:well how are we positioned now? if we shoot the gap per se are they pretty thin and still congregating?
    Calim Gorn:I’m thinking better to get out of there before they deploy everything, but that’s gonna be riskier
    DM:You’re pretty close together now, Geralt has Laaza right next to him (you pulld him in the bushes) while Calim is maybe one bush over since you’re talking to each other)
    Geralt:don;t want to give time to consolidate and organixe
    DM:heh okay that’ll be a quick exit.. so I’ll give em one perc cehck wtih a -5 to both of your stealths for fast movement.
    Geralt:or just give them +5, same diff
    Calim Gorn:It’s gonna have like 10 assists on it for +20
    You all take off more or less together.
    Not splitting up I assume?
    If you split up I’ll give em separate rolls to detect each so so may get through, otherwise as a group, it’s all-or-nothing
    Geralt:correct, unless something else happens
    DM:k gotcha..
    Calim Gorn:I can probably move a lot faster than them so I can like dart around behind trees and stuff, but yeah I want to stay close to them
    DM:okay you move as a group, moving with the druid Laaza who is the slowest among your group.
    Geralt:((we coud send Lazaa ahead since they won;t be able to see him.))
    Calim Gorn:Yeah maybe
    I was thinking of having him split off if they spot us
    DM:well he’s gonna be slower than you so you’d basically be sending him off alone to sneak whiel you held position essentially
    I mean he’s still visible to normal sight, just not Aela sight.
    Geralt:can they see both with the goggles?
    of does it obscure normal vision
    DM:Not all of them are wearing the goggles but yeah the goggles do obscure normal vision
    They just have an Aela vision mode essentially.
    Geralt:ok, well if not all have on then no point
    DM:okay so sticking as a group and trying to sneak?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    DM:You get about 20 feet out…. before Angelus yells…
    Calim Gorn:Well shit
    Angelus Osoloran:“Over there! You there stop! Fire on them if they move. Stun Only.”
    Calim Gorn:How heavy is Laaza?
    DM:He’s not too heavy, he’s an old man, about 120-140 lbs ou’d guess.
    Geralt:hey, some old men are fat and weight 250
    Calim Gorn:“So much for subtle… Run, Geralt.”
    DM:Angelus is fast though, as are those Pandoran armors… though you’ll most certainly outdistance the typical grunts with skystrike cloaks
  • Calim Gorn grabs Laaza and hoists him up onto his shoulders, then takes off
    Calim Gorn:I can lift 400 lbs with my gauntlets
    And I have Speed 4
    DM:okay gonna call for initiative here… one sec… heh..
    Geralt:me activates quen to block the stun and downs a swallow potion for speed boost
    DM:Since this’ll get into who acts first since you’re running and they’re trying to stop you
    one sec creating tokens…
    gimme a sec to set up their stats anyway…
    Geralt:probably easier not to mess with the tokens and just let us get away….. ;)
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    DM:Easier for you maybe :P
    not gonna bother seting up a full map here, since it’ll be a chase scene anyway.
    Alright calim is first.
    Geralt:hey, those soldiers don;t look like they are from around here
  • Calim Gorn grabs Laaza and takes off
    DM:Okay what’s your mvoement Calim?
    Calim Gorn:I can carry 400 lbs so I should be able to carry him easily
    Speed 4
    DM:Yeah 400 carries him easily enough
    Geralt:you leave me in the dust
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah, sorry
    Geralt:that ok, at least you get Laaza out of here
    DM:Yeah Calim takes off, his movement easily taking him beyond range of the soldiers weaponry… at least those without magitech armor or imbued powers…
    I’m gonna have him make an acrobatics check in this case as well… basically to see how well you deal with the terrain and such.
    Calim Gorn:Of course that means I draw all the nasty aggro and you get to deal with the mooks
    DM:Since you’re jumping over bushes and avoiding brush and such
    You’re in the woods so not really even terrain. so balance and such is important.
    *****Start of Pandoran Armor 3’s Turn*****
    DM:Calim makes way through the woods trying to pwer through a few bushes leaping under a few branches as he makes his way through the forest… he isn’t going truly full speed due to the terrain but doing hi sbest…
    Calim Gorn:I do have the Leaping power as well heh
    And it’s also at rank 4
    Hachikomaru:sure footed is what u want here prolly
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, sadly I haven’t invested in that yet
    DM:Yeah heh, well I mean either way, you’re basically leaping through branches and such… you could get taken out by a branch or something leaping rthrough a forest at high speeds.
    Hachikomaru:tho i have no idea how many ranks that goes up to
    the descript is confusing to me
    says it lessens penalties by each rank
    but i dunno what the actual penlaties are
    Pandoran Armor 3:“I’ve got the faster one.”
    DM:The pandoran pilot yells out as he takes off in his armor chasing after Calim. The armor itself is faster than Calim as far as running though he still has to deal with the brush potentialyl slowing him down too…
    Calim Gorn:lol… But obviously it doesn’t
    Geralt:at least not as much
    DM:Unforutnately he manages to overtake Calim… the Pandoran armor taking a punch at him… not using its typical combat spear (as that isn’t effective at taking stuff alive…)
    Geralt:is this like that crap on Avatar?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah more or less
    Light and fast
    Geralt:so much for running
    Calim Gorn:Heh, soaked it
    DM:A pandoran armor is effectively like… an 11 ft tall suit of armor, not clunky like the Shiadars, It’s built for speed, capable of impressive leaps and high speed, though it has no ranged weaponry, it has hands though and a combat spear.
    heh well he does have 1 rank of improved crit so that’s actually a critical so it’d be 1 woundd.
    Calim Gorn:Bah
    DM:These guys are elite pilots. Adron didn’t send shiit on anti-earth demon patrol.
  • Calim Gorn rolls with the punch as best as he can, continuing to run…
    Geralt:well he did last time…
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:heh, well those guys all died and were more designed at keeping it quiet this time he’s sending in the warship and the heavy armor
    Mostly the other guys were just support for Angelus.
    Geralt:of course he did
    DM:Things tend to escalate when most of the other squad gets wiped out :P
    Geralt:anyway…. sseing the speed of the armors Geralt realizes he is never going to outrun, so he ups quen and goes for the leader as a distraction… What the hell is this all about, you know who we are?"
    DM:heh oaky. you gonan just talk to him or you gonna attack him?
    Geralt:Going to throw a punch, like in the movies, the pissed off guy walking up and throwing a punch at the asshole
    DM:heh oaky.
    Geralt:but obviously not lethal
    DM:heh okay, I’ll let you make an unarmed attack.
    Geralt:suck ass
    *****Start of Soldier 6’s Turn*****
    DM:Angelus manages to react with his speedy imbued reflexes and combat training, blocking the blow wtih a military-style unarmed block.
    The soldiers move to surround Geralt not opening fire yet.
    *****Start of Pandoran Armor 4’s Turn*****
    DM:I’m gona give Geralt an inmtimidation check here… it’ll determine if the armor pilot thinks Angelus is gonna need help against you (and thus stays behind) or if he goes after calim
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    DM:heh. wow…
    Geralt:I’m mad ass hell looking even though i can’t punch my way out of a wet bag
    DM:Geralt seems to be fearsome dspite Angelus holding off the blow and the Pandoran pilot decides that protecting his commander is more important than chasing Calim.
    *****Start of Soldier 13’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Laaza’s Turn*****
    DM:The druid gives a bunch of grunts as Calim has him slung over his shoulder and he feels the impact of the various small leaps and falls as Calim runs and jumps over obstacles…
    *****Start of Soldier 4’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Angelus Osoloran’s Turn*****
    Geralt:Run Forest, Run
    DM:Angelus stands to face Geralt. not attacking yet but causing the special bracer/gauntlet on his left hand to crackle with elecrticity, as one of the spherical green stones on the outer part of the bracerpulses with energy.
    Angelus Osoloran:“You get one free shot and you missed… I’d stand down if you I were you.”
    Calim Gorn:lol, Bolt Materia
    Angelus Osoloran:if I were you
    DM:Perhaps he’s a bit intimidated himself by Geralt, as he doesn’t seem to be as concerned with Calim.. but tries his own show of intimidation…
    Calim Gorn:(He’s a pussy, you can take him)
    Geralt:lol, sure
    DM:He isn’t quite as intimidating as Geralt, but at least manages to put on a pretty fearsome show (at least while surrounded by soldiers and another pandoran armor as backup…)
    *Start of Soldier 14’s Turn*
    Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*
  • Calim Gorn continues running, trying to throw off his pursuer
    Calim Gorn:“Sorry for the bumpy ride… You can complain if we get away.”
    Will look for thicker trees or like, rock outcroppings or something, whatever terrain I can use to throw this thing off
    DM:Okay it’s gonna be essentially a chase, a duel of your acrobatics versus the pandoran armors vehicle skill. NOrmally I’d give hm a bonus since he’s got the faster land speed, but since he’s also taller there’s more stuff for him to hit.
    So I’ll say it’s more or less an even contest.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, okay
    So make another acrobatics check?
    Assuming Geralt is gonna stand down, I’ll just go into a more narrative chase scene with just you and the pandoran armor.
    Geralt:What stand DOWN??? NEVER!!!
    “Geralt loves pain, he is a sadist… shock me baby!!
    DM:You mean masochist :P
    Sadist deals out the pain lol.
    Geralt:uh yeah, correct
    well he likes both
    Calim Gorn:I leave that bitch in the dust
    DM:Yeah that’s a success by 2 degrees, so you’ve gained a good lead on him.. Give me a military/tech roll as well… (you can do combined ranks again)
    *****Start of Pandoran Armor 3’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
  • Geralt driops Quen and launches a blast with Aard, to try to knock Angelus to his ass.
    Geralt:it worked on the Golem…..
    Effect 8
    DM:okay dodge first since it’s an area attack. one sec…
    Calim Gorn:lol bowl over the other soldiers too
    Show ‘em that their numbers don’t mean shit
    Pandoran Armor 3:Dodge save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 21 ( natural:13 , Save DC:18 ) Angelus Osoloran -—- Success
    so he has to only ersist half effect. since he succeeded on the dodge.
    Geralt:do i catch any others?
    DM:Hemm yeah, there’s probably a couple at least lined up behind him.
    There’s more soldiers than were listed on init I just didn’t bother to add em now.. since the others are basically closing in.
    Dodge save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 18 ( natural:13 , Save DC:18 ) Soldier 6 -—- Success
    Dodge save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 12 ( natural:7 , Save DC:18 ) Soldier 6 -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    And he rolls acro or athletics to resist it.
    Geralt:bonb that roll baby
    1, 1, 1
    DM:Though sicne this is a combat check I’m gonna only allow him to use half his ability score, not the whole thing. Since that’s only for noncombat chhecks… for resistance I keep it on even footing where it’s only ability score.
    Geralt:i visualize a stick figure in mymind, it looks like a 1 till it falls on its side
    DM:Well it’s reg ability not double ability as for normal skill cehcks
    Geralt:dang, little soldier boy had lead feet
    DM:One of the soldiers gets knocked on his ass though ANgelus and the other retains his footing.
    *****Start of Soldier 6’s Turn*****
    DM:As for Calim’s military knowledge…
    He knows that Pandorans (at least standard ones) don’t come with very sophisticated sensing tech, like Aela sensors and such… so now that you’ve gained a bit of a lead you could try to hide from it and with the smaller viewing space from the visor it’d be hard to detect you in a forest…
    Calim Gorn:Hm
    DM:So hiding might be a better option potetnially than continuing to run, of course Calim is fast.. so that may not necessarily be true depending on how lucky you feel with acro… for a normal soldier hiding is more or less the go-to choice here,.
    it’d also make it hard to home in on you with thier siesmic sensors assuming they ever tune them to look for moving ground objects.
    *****Start of Pandoran Armor 4’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Soldier 13’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Laaza’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Soldier 4’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Angelus Osoloran’s Turn*****
    DM:Meanwhile Angelus holds up his hand angrily as he looks at Geralt.
    Calim Gorn:Okay, I’ll find a suitably big tree with lots of leaves and such on it and use my Leaping to jump in there and hide
    Angelus Osoloran:“Soldiers, hold you fire, he’s mine.”
    DM:Angelus rushes at Geralt essentially trying to push him to the ground with a shove.
  • Geralt attempts to sidestep his assault.
    DM:First he makes a close attack….
    Geralt:do you have to have a talent to do acrobatic dodge in this?
    DM:Ignore the effect rank cause it’s a skill check
    YOu basically resist with your athletics or acro and he attacks wtih his (He does get +2 for power attack though)
    He pushes Geralt hard but he manages to roll away barely enough to retain his footing.
    *****Start of Soldier 14’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    Geralt:can i slap him on the ass as i roll past him?? joking
    DM:heh you’d have to have succeed by more than just 1 degree for that :P
    That’d be liek a 3rd degre success or something.
    Okay give me a stealth check fro Calim
    Calim Gorn:lol man, actually rolling good for once
    DM:The pilot has losttrack of Calim.
    *****Start of Pandoran Armor 3’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    Geralt:Pandoran #1 radios Pandoran #2.. Get your ass over here this dude is not backing down. lol
    DM:Chronioically Calim isa bit ahead in the narrative btw… since his chase was taking a couple minutes or so.
    Where as Geralt is more in terms fo rounds for his battle.
    Geralt:As Geralt dodges and rolls back from the shove he drops a Yrden on the ground in front of him and steps back.
    “Come get me you big lug.”
    DM:I’ll give you another intimidate to try to taunt him.
    Geralt:not toon hot that time
    Calim Gorn:Hero Point lol
    Geralt:nah, not worth it
    he’ll come if he wants me bad enough
    DM:He sees there’s some kind of ruse and decides to hold back.
    Geralt:doubtful he knows what i just did
    maybe he does
    DM:heh… yeah he does know you’ve got some magic though.
    Even if he doesn’t know the exact power.
    Geralt:send in a good
    DM:Angelus fires a bolt of lightnign from his gauntlet, directly at your feet, seemingly an intimidation move.
    Geralt:hehe, that what all bad guys do when they suspect a trap
    Pandoran Armor 3:“I’ve got you outnumbered, I’m stronger, faster, and my magic is more powerful.”
    Angelus Osoloran:“I’ve got you outnumbered, I’m stronger, faster, and my magic is more powerful.”
    “I’d rather not waste the resources on subduing you.”
    Geralt:“That’s not magic, that is a toy.
    DM:He’s not too convincing… but still seemsto have a slight intimidation edge on Geralt at this point.
    *****Start of Soldier 6’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Pandoran Armor 4’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Soldier 13’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Laaza’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Soldier 4’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Angelus Osoloran’s Turn*****
    DM:Gonna just remove everyone other than Geralt and Angelus at this point.
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    Angelus Osoloran:”A toy doesn’t send your body into uncontrollable spasms."
    Geralt:the Yrden persists at this point right? if i launch an Aard, or does it poof?
    DM:Nah it goes away if you switch your array.
    Geralt:“If you want me your gonna have to come and do it yourself… if you think you are man enough.”
    shit can’t get it up.. my rolls that is
    DM:He holds his position, perhaps sensing there’s some kind of trap and also seems to be relatively annoyed but still level headed and disciplined.
    However one of his soldiers does step forward…
    Geralt:“Otherwise you may as well just let me walk out of here. I couldn’t find any evidence to charge you anyway.”
    Soldier:“Let me take him in sir. I’ll teach him some manners.”
    Angelus Osoloran:“I suppose so.. we’ll have his friend in custody in no time.. I suspect he’ll be easier to question.”
    DM:The soldier removes his sealed helmet (something designed to keep out Nuumian contaminated dust) to reveal his face as he also pulls out a metallic rod that crackels with electricity… some kind of magitech shock stick.
    Geralt:oh, my turn over sorry, was waiting to see what the mook did
    DM:Yeah I know just doing his action now heh.. adding him to initt and such one sec.
    Geralt:Yreden is immobilize
    oh wait, i think that may be the descriptor of the spell
    DM:I’ll let him act first since you’re basically waiting for hm, so he’s gonna proceed forward into the trap.
    Angelus Osoloran:yeah it looks dodge resistable then fort I think
    oh wait will
    Geralt:yeah will
    mental affliction
    Angelus Osoloran:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 19 ( natural:12 , Save DC:18 ) Angelus Osoloran -—- Success
    Geralt:wrong dude
    Angelus Osoloran:Yeah wrong guy selected.
    DM:He’s dazed as he moves foward.. staggered as the mystical energy explodes in his face… but tough enough as to not be disabled entirely.
    Though that does end his move and his tuurn.
    Angelus Osoloran:“Always so eager to prove yourself… you should anticipate your enemy’s tricks.” (seems to be reprimanding his soldier)
    Geralt:Will keep this up til the other pandoran returns enmpty handed or they decide not to mess around any more.. or they could just give up cause I’m a mean ass snake…. White Viper
    DM:heh okay. well the other soldier does seem intent on closing in and trying to stun you with the shock stick… you could decide to fight him.. or you can just stall for time a bit and then surrender.
    Geralt:hehe, just got image in my head of “White Shadow” from the snail movie
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Yuo get the feeling this soldier is basically an up and comer eager to prove himself against an imbued, he’s pretty young but has some definite talent… Though he’s not imbued himself, probably an upper escelon mundane.
    Geralt:“i’ll defned myself, not gonna let him prod me
    Soldier 2nd Class:”It was a cheap trick… but it won’t stop me…"
    DM:Okay… heh, I’ll let you attack back.
    Effect 8
    DM:Sinmce he is coming at you with his magitech stun stick.
    DM:He manages to stay on his feet… coming at you with his shock stick.
    He’s still dazed from the Yrden for this round so has a 2
    Calim Gorn:Doesn’t he have to do two saves?
    Geralt:doesn’t have to double save?
    DM:Doyuble save is in thatt macro
    It did a dodge save and a second one.
    Sophisticated macro heh.
    oh wait.. actually..
    Calim Gorn:Heh, just looks like one roll as far as I can tell
    DM:it uses his athletics.
    So yeah he made his sodge, but the other one is special forgot the aard is a trip.
    Geralt:or at least this usage of it
    Geralt:well poo
    DM:He keeps his footing heh… anyway he moves towards you with his shock stick…
    Geralt:look s like i get a prodding
    Soldier 2nd Class:“Cheap tricks don’t scare me, you overestimate this guy Angelus.”
    DM:That’s gonna hit ya… so give me a toughness save.
    It deals nonlethal damage.
    2nd degree failure.
    Geralt:not gonna waste my HP on these assholes though
    DM:So 2 wounds nd you’re dazed too now.
    And he gets a save to recover from Yrden
    Soldier 2nd Class:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 13 ( natural:5 , Save DC:18 ) Soldier 2nd Class -
    —— Failure by 1 degrees
    DM:He’s still dazed.. since you’re both dazed you’ll both take 2 on any melee attacks heh
    And Geralt is up now.
    He shocks you with his stick zapping you back
    Geralt:will regroup
    dropping daze
    DM:Well you’ll lose the daze in one round anyway
    You don’t have to use your recover
    Geralt:oh ok
    DM:It’s only a 1 round daze
    Geralt:then i take a swing
    DM:okay you got a -2 against him
    Geralt:actaully no
    i want to grapple
    DM:heh okay
    Geralt:how i do that’
    DM:Lemme check…
    Geralt:gonna try to disarm this mutha
    DM:Oh a disarm or an actual grapple?
    Geralt:i want to grapple and then follow up with a disarm
    Calim Gorn:Trying to grab his shock stick?
    DM:k. Grapple is first gona be a close attack (with a -2 from being daze)
    Yeah if you got him grappled you could try to get it out fo his hand without a grapple be tough to get that withtout touching it heh.
    okay now he has ato make a resistance check using his dodge or his strength.. versus a DC of 10 + your strength.
    Soldier 2nd Class:Dodge save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 3) Roll Result: 10 ( natural:2 , Save DC:13 ) Angelus Osoloran -
    —— Failure by 1 degrees
    DM:You manage to get a hold on him. making him restrained, immobile and vulnerable.
    *****Start of Angelus Osoloran’s Turn*****
    DM:So you’ve got a hand on him, but not a full pin yet.. so he can still try to make sue of his weapon to try to get you off.
    *****Start of Soldier 2nd Class’s Turn*****
    DM:Though he narrowly misses you.. you never put Quen back up so you got full dodge.
    DM:You amange to get in on him deflecting his hand before he can get you with the shock stick.
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
  • Geralt will now grab the stick from hands in clase and disarm
    DM:okay give me a cvlose attack first with a 2 penatly (unless youg to the improved disarm advantage)
    Though he is vulernable so has half dodge.. though I think that’s still a failure.
    oh wait last time I never gave him a save vs Yrden. lemme do that
    Soldier 2nd Class:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 13 ( natural:5 , Save DC:18 ) Soldier 2nd Class -
    —— Failure by 1 degrees
    DM:Still dazed.
    Since you’re basically grabbing at his weapon and grappling him I’m gonna say he can’t use his weapon effectivel ythis turn without a big epnalty.. so he’s gonna just do a regular unarmed strike.. he’s gonna try to get you wtih a close range elbow strike.
    DM:And barely misses you.
    Geralt:but misses again
    DM:Save vs Yrden…
    Soldier 2nd Class:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 14 ( natural:6 , Save DC:18 ) Soldier 2nd Class -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    DM:still dzed.
    Okay Geralt’s turn again.
    Geralt:ok, disarm again
    DM:Okay now it’s oppsoed roll of strength vs strength.
    Geralt:“Didn;t your momma ever teach you not to play with sticks.”
    Calim Gorn:Burn them Hero Points man, lol
    DM:You’ve got your hand on the weapon but he continues to struggle…. holding his grasp on it…
    Geralt:you really want me to burn those don;t you? it won;t really gain me anything, i’m pretty much hosed and just stalling for time
    *****Start of Angelus Osoloran’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Soldier 2nd Class’s Turn*****
    Geralt:to make sure you got away
    Calim Gorn:Heh, yeah I guess, I mean if you’re aiming to actually win you could use ‘em but I don’t know if you can really “win” this encounter
    DM:He tries another unarmed strike… trying to punch and elbow you.
    Soldier 2nd Class:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 11 ( natural:3 , Save DC:18 ) Soldier 2nd Class -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    DM:Still dazed he keeps fighting but can’t quite get there or shake the daze.
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    Geralt:ok, need to make another disarm or just STr?
    DM:normall yyou’d have to attack hjm again to disarm but since you got him grappled and you hit before, Im gonna say it’s just str on str at this point again
    Since you’d have grabbed the weapon and because of the grapple you’re basically hanging on.
    It’s not like you’re trying to get his weapon cold it’s in a grapple so your hand shouldstill be on the weapon
    You wrest the stick from his grasp. Now you’ve got it.
    *****Start of Angelus Osoloran’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Soldier 2nd Class’s Turn*****
    DM:You want to release the grab now or still keeping him grabbed?
    Geralt:gonna still keep grabbed for a sec
    Soldier 2nd Class:He tries to recover his weapon…
    Geralt:he providing me with cover ;)
    plus the more i can play this up the better… save for the Yrden
    DM:But you hold him off as he grabs franticall at it, leaving himself a bit open too in a desperate attempt to regain his advantage (and some of his pride)
    Soldier 2nd Class:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 24 ( natural:16 , Save DC:18 ) Soldier 2nd Class -—- Success
    DM:He does finally clear the daze
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    Geralt:will now do a Jiujutsu equivelent Witcher Snake Bite hold on his wrinst joint as i flip him to the ground…..
    DM:heh oaky, I’ll consider that a pin basically he’ll get another ersistance roll against your strength…
    Geralt:grapple check?
    for the nmaneuver
    DM:I’m not gonna have an attack check for this, sicne you already got him grabbed, he’ll just resist with his strength and if he fails you will advance the grapple to making him defenelss and pinned.
    Geralt:since it is less str and more joint manipulation and motion
    can i oppose with Agi instead of STr
    since that is the move i going for, joint manipulation and not just a brute pin
    DM:heh well he failed anyway… yeah normally you gotta use str, but I might let you have an opposed athletics to try to use technicque to help (of course if he won it he’d get a bonus to his roll)
    DM:but since I already rolled we’ll just go with that, but in the futrue I’d let you do an opposed check to potentially enhance your roll.
    Geralt tosses himto the ground holding him down.
    Nah you don’t actually gotta roll opposed, it’s just DC 10 + your str (just the way grapple stuff works heh)
    For some reason they only use the opposed for disarm)
    once down i put my boot on his neck to hold him down
    DM:Geralt can hear the communication in one of the soldiers Yuricomms built into thier helmets… saying “I lost the other one, he took off into the forest as far as I can tell.. location unknown.”
    Geralt:“Who ele wants to play with sticks?”
    DM:One of the soldiers whispers it to Angelus, who doesn’t have the bulky helmet comm hismelf. Though getalt could make that out.
    None of the other soldiers seem to want to challenge you too.
    Geralt:“We can all just walk away from this. You know the queen will never stand for it anyway.”
    Angelus Osoloran:“What was it you were doing here?”
    Geralt:“I already told you. Looking to see what you were up to out here.”
    that is not really a lie
    Angelus Osoloran:“You were here before we arrived.”
    Geralt:this is the area of the previous event right?
    Angelus Osoloran:“Somehow you managed to detect the presence of these earth demons beofre the most sophisticated seismic sensor magitech.”
    DM:Yeah it is.
    It’s where you guys got ambushed in that tunnel, where Hachi got his skull crushed
    Calim Gorn:(lol what Earth Demons? I don’t see no Earth Demons)
    Geralt:“Just call it a hunch. You were here before, so chances are you were going to come back.”
    “It’s just too bad we couldn’t catch you in the act. You win this time.”
    Of course you could just tell us what it is you are doing to rile them up."
    Angelus Osoloran:“They’re earth demons, they hate the empire.”
    “What kind of monster hunter are you that doesn’t know that simple truth.”
    Geralt:“I’m not disputing that. However, they were never trouiblesome here till you and your boss started probing around.”
    Calim Gorn:(Calim made the argument to him before that they were intelligent creatures capable of planning an ambush… what would the natural response be of intelligent creatures whose home was invaded and attacked…?)
    Geralt:did you tell me about that convo Calim?
    Calim Gorn:(You were there for it, pretty sure you were anyway)
    Geralt:i think you went off on your own, the time you followed him
    Calim Gorn:(Nah this was when we were interviewing him with the lawyer dude)
    Geralt:then you cme back and i was outside the room while your wife was getting boinked
    Angelus Osoloran:“If you were trying to converse with them… that could be viewed as treasonous. This is a time of war.”
    Calim Gorn:(He admitted that it seemed like the Earth Demons ambushed them even though lawyer dude told him not to)
    Calim Gorn:(This was after that heh)
    DM:His threat comes out as pretty idle, he doesn’t have enough evidente to begin to prove that.. and he knows it…
    So his posturing doesn’t seem all that convincing.
    Geralt:“Like Calim told you. Their aggression can be viewed by some as defensive posturing from outside aggression. I agree we are at war, but that doesn’t mean you go trying to pick a fight and create additional opposition that splits our forces and leads to our downfall. Do you really want to be responsible for tyhat.”
    DM:He whispers over to one of his soldiers…
    Angelus Osoloran:(whsiper) “See if you can use the siesmic sensors to detect his companion that fled.. there’s more to this…”
    Soldier:(reply) “The airship already tried that sir…. we havent’ got anything.”
    Geralt:“There is no need for that. You opperation is a bust, and so it seems is ours.”
    Angelus Osoloran:(mumbles) “Damn… probably moving through the trees…”
  • Angelus Osoloran signals to his soldiers.
    Angelus Osoloran:“Lets move out… return to base.”
    DM:One of them signals the airship which lowers rope ladders while hovering.
    Geralt:“Now, since no one seems to be up for any more sparring practice I’m just going to leave and pretend you didn;t just prod me.”
  • Geralt lifts his foot off the soliers neck.
    DM:The soldier slowly gets up. taking a moment to catch his breath.
  • Geralt tosses the batron to the ground a distance away.
    DM:Angelus goes over to him to help him up.
    Angelus Osoloran:(to soldier) “You didn’t do bad kid.. you’ll make a fine soldier once you stop being so impulsive.”
    Soldier 2nd Class:“I should have tried to take him out in one blow…”
    Calim Gorn:rofl
    Geralt:“onl in your dreams.’
    Angelus Osoloran:”Don’t listen to that guy’s advice, he’s just a distant memory now." (he seems to be referring to someone else that the other solider is referencing perhaps an instructor of his)..
    Geralt:since I’m a “kid” too i’m assuming we are probably same age or he may even be older?
    DM:Yeah heh. you’re about the same age really. appoximately anywy
    He’s about 17-18.
  • Geralt saunters back to town
    Geralt:whistling amerry tune along the way
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:The kid retrieves his stun baton and they depart on their airship… leaving you with the victory (or at the very least a draw)
    Soldier 2nd Class:Geralt gains a hero point. , Calim Gorn gains a hero point.
    Calim Gorn:Alyssa doesn’t get a Hero point for bravely running away?
    DM:You make your way back to town and regroup at where you left your weapons…
    heh… yeah I dunno if I’d really consider that hero point worthy :P
    Geralt:"Oh when the trouble comes, she runs away… oh yes she ran, she ran so far awayay, oh yes tshe ran… (think flock of seagulls
    Calim Gorn:Ahaha
    Geralt:woo hoo, racking up a HP collection
    gonna need them some day soon
    Calim Gorn:So I guess we regroup at some point later
    DM:Yeah I’ll assume you regroup back where you left your weapons anway… since you both know that area.
    DM:So you get back there safe enough getting back together to discuss the new plan..
    And figure out where to go from here.
  • Geralt fills in the others with the details of the encounter
    DM:You could report back to the templar, of course do you really want to tell them how you learned what you learned… they’ll no doubt ask for evidence of this…
    Geralt:“There were about 20 of them all attacking me at once….”
    Alyssa Toress:“we should probably talk to the templar”
    Alyssa Toress:“lets head back to aylayne and maybe get a replacement for hachi”
    Calim Gorn:“We have no evidence though… Are they really going to believe us? And if we tell them how we know what we know they may lock us up for treason…”
    Alyssa Toress:“the warehouse is worth reporting”
    Geralt:“Hopefully they smell better and drool less.”
    Alyssa Toress:“we can tell them about the warehouse”
    Laaza:“That was quite enough excitement for one day.. I’d like to return back to my home.”
    Alyssa Toress:“right now no one but us knows… we need to report it and we shouldnt trust it to comms”
    Laaza:“You and your damned running around… can’t even get your own empire to cooperate with itself.”
    Geralt:“You have another idea Laaza?”
    “We accomplished what we wanted with your help.”
    Laaza:“I’m just an old man… and I’ve done enough of what might get me killed. My plan is to have a nice long sleep.”
    Geralt:“Now we just need to know what they are doing to piss them off.”
    “I intend to get you home so you can do just that.’
    Calim Gorn:”Taking something… But what…"
    Laaza:“It was something precious tto them I know that… It used one of the root words that means soul or at least the earth spirits perception of it.”
    Geralt:“I promised Meerin I would get you home, and home is just where I’ll taske you.”
    Calim Gorn:“Perhaps we can use the warehouse as our angle, like Alyssa says. We can postulate that Adron’s activities are the cause of the Earth Demons anger… We know that he’s holding some creatures there at least. There may be more to it further beneath the surface…”
    Alyssa Toress:“its far past time we reported back”
    Geralt:“Probably some of their magical essense… to use with their weapons testing.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Laaza:“Whatever it is, it’d require deep digging. Nothing of value to the earth spirits is near the surface.”
    Calim Gorn:“Ellenya mentioned a golem that was infused with Nuumian… If Adron is capturing them and using their essence to power his Magitech, that might be it…”
    Laaza:“If you knew a general location I could sense for deep tunnels with my magic… tough the ritual would take some out of me.”
    *thuogh the ritual
    Calim Gorn:“I’ve had sensors set up around Trisemmon, but I don’t know if they’ve found anything yet…”
    Geralt:“We can come to you if that need arises. Go, rest now and I’ll come wake you when we are home.”
    Laaza:“I won’t sleep too soundly until we’re out of this unfamiliar land.”
    Geralt:“Thank you for your help today.”
  • Calim Gorn nods… “Yes, thank you Laaza. You’ve been a great help to us.”
    Laaza:“Everything about this contintent is wrong… even the usual nature spirits lack the life of back home.”
    “You and your damned empire have poisoned it no doubt.”
    DM:It’s true that the contintent of Balaras, the one you’re on now, doesn’t have any native enchanted creatures the way the other continents do… even mana-based creatures like werewolves, fae kind, etc dont’ exist on this continent…
    It does occasionally have undead though…
    Geralt:oh i forgot to roll for my regen, but it healed now anyway
    DM:Yeah heh.
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah same here
    DM:So did you want to take Laaza home? Or did you want to try to coax another favor out of him to try to use his magic to sense something in a specific area relating to finding underground stuff.
    Geralt:no, taking home
    will come an get when we find out more
    DM:heh okay, I’l say you get an ariship back and deliver him home… gonna FF the journey and you get back to Aylanae to maek a rest stop.. (that’ll pass a couple days) and regroup with Hachi who decided he wanted to finish his mission with you…
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, take him back to the Hydra clan and then go talk to the Templar… Maybe brief Meerin on what we found out too
    DM:Assuming Sef is here.
    Ah okay, yeah if you wanted to have a conversation with Meerin or the templar we can do that as well
    If you wanted advice or what not.
    Calim Gorn:Up to Geralt who he wants to brief since he’s the leader
    DM:Or you wanted to contact any other NPCs
    Calim Gorn:I figure Meerin would at least want to know what we found out since we came to him asking for the favor
    And he’s on the Council right now so he could help us there too
    Geralt:i want to contact Viniira.. it beena while and I’m getting twitchy.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Yeah and I can pay Laventa another visit while we’re with Hydra clan, haha
    DM:heh okay it’s a bit harder to reach her since she’s with the Minotaur, and they’re in the western area of Yt. So they’re a different clan be a bit out of the way to go see her, and they don’t have the Aela communicators the way most of the civilized people do.
    Geralt:i was just joking
    Alyssa Toress:wheres sythe?
    Geralt:don;t want Alyssa getting all th nookie
    will go talk to Meerin, no need to play out unless the others want or you have somehting to interject
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I mean we can just do it narratively, let him know what we found out and see if he has any advice
    Geralt:the faster we can involve the rest the better
    DM:Hmm… give me a expertise (politics) to see if you know what happened to Sythe
    Geralt:since I’m gonna get a scolding for hagging all the screen time ;)
    DM:okay Meerin responds with this basically…
    Meerin of the Hydra:“The people of Ronen have no respect for the spirits or the land… I would hate to see them pay for thier foolishness… I would guess that whatever it is that Adron is doing is likely happening beneath his home city. It has to be heavily fortified, otherwise the earth demons would have simply destroyed it…”
    “There would be no point in sending a warning otherwise unless they need to gather forces to destroy the thing that’s tormenting them.”
    Geralt:“Thank you for your wisdon Meerin. We will do what we can to ensure this stays contained.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Or they could be simply lying to you… trying to sow dissent. I dont’ fully trust them after what I’ve seen them do to our people.”
    Calim Gorn:“I’m just wondering what we can do exactly…”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“That is perhaps the most difficult matter… Senator Kortarian is a powerful man. You’d need to speak to an expert in political matters on that one.”
  • Calim Gorn glances at Alyssa
    DM:Last you heard Sythe used his contacts to get into the guild of swords, elevating him to a strategist among them… he’s helping to plan the attack on Tinigath, while safely being out of harms way aboard his airship.
    Calim Gorn:(I wonder what Master Strategist Sythe would do in this situation, heh)
    DM:Alyssa could contact him with an Aela communciatior she’d know how to get in touch if you wanted to send him a message.
    Apparently Syhte and his family figured it’d be a good move to establish himself as a war hero by giving him a big victory in his efforts.
    And the guild of swords is the priamry force in the attack.
    Alyssa Toress:i would go see if him we are taking vacations
    like if calim wants to go see laventa or whatever
    Calim Gorn:Heh well she’s here with Clan Hydra
    Alyssa Toress:bah
    my useless husband
    Calim Gorn:So like I can just hit her up for a one-nighter and then we’re on our way back to aylanae
    DM:heh yeah you don’t really got mcuh ofa chance for a vacation, you’re currentl yunder orders during wartime.
    Alyssa Toress:fine
    DM:You could send him a communication though or try to play it off as asking for his advice or something as an excuse :P
    For visiting him on legitimate reasons if anyone asks.
    Calim Gorn:“I wonder if Aylanae could get away with nationalizing Adron’s company, since we’re at war… Then they could legally seize his assets and conduct inspections.”
    DM:There’s gonig to be the first major offensive of the war petty soon, so you can go wish him good luck too.. heh.
    From what Alyssa knows about politics, that’d cause a giant shitstorm with the artificer’s guild sicne he’s a member fo their guiild.. so trying to sieze one of thier partner company’s assets would be fought extremeyl strongly… probably so much as to incidt Ronen itself to revolt…
    Calim Gorn:lol… Okay, so that idea is out
    DM:The guilds control a lot of the senators through bribes and what not. At the very least you’d need the help of the Guild of Swords ot pull something lik that off to maintain order.
    Of course, they wouldn’t probably want that kind of precedent set heh. it’d cause a giant shitstorm anway…
    Alyssa Toress:“that probably wouldnt work”
    “for all the reasons T just said”
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Calim Gorn frowns…
    Alyssa Toress:“lets just report in to the templars”
    Calim Gorn:“Then I suppose talking to the Templar will have to suffice, though I don’t know what we can do to get them to believe us… And it may still cause trouble if we raid Adron’s property.”
    Geralt:“That’s why we’ll do it real quiet like…”
    tweig snap
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Okay sogoing back to Aylanae and talking to the Sunlord to report your progress?
    Or did you want to talk to someone else first?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, report to the Sunlord
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    lets talk to the sunlord
    DM:okay. you head back to Aylanae.. flying back the Heart of Aylanae does inform Calim and Alyssa both that they’ve got several messages from Ellenya Toress wanting an update about the situation.
    Alyssa Toress:great
    DM:Justinia Lastrium also left a message asking what happened regarding it too. Though it wasn’t the several dozen message Ellenya left.
    Calim Gorn:“You talk to her, she’s yoru cousin.”
    Alyssa Toress:“okay”
    “lets talk to the sunlord first”
    DM:You gonna go right to the sunlord? Or did you want to visit Hachi first, he’s still recovering anyway heh…
    Alyssa Toress:“and see if we are getting executed”
    Calim Gorn:“You plan to tell her the truth…?”
    Alyssa Toress:sef is killing off hachi so i am not gonna wste time visiting him
    Alyssa Toress:“no not really”
    DM:heh well he may not, he doesn’t look like he’s finishing Mina anytime soon :P
    Alyssa Toress:“but lets play it by ear”
    Geralt:“I don;t really think there is a way we can inform her fully without it.”
    Alyssa Toress:“she’ll probably understand”
    DM:Mina is on the same development cycle as Duke Nukem forever.
    Alyssa Toress:dnf came out
    DM:yeah after 10 years :P
    Geralt:“We were acting to acuire intellegence on our opposition, one way or the other.
    DM:I’m sure he’ll make Mina… eventually
    Alyssa Toress:half life 3 man
    DM:Yeah lol… or half life 3.
    Though I dont’ even know if they’re working on HL3, DNF had a lot of engine rebuilds and such
    so probably goes closer with Sef’s design process where he rebuilds the same char several times.
    i was going to tease about it being 2 months and how he could nopt be done yet.. but didn;t want to stir the pot
    DM:You visit Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope, ignroing Hachi.. Alyssa has allready made sure to order flowers for his funeral, not expedcting him to make it.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:The sunlord seems to have a rather stressed look on her face.
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:”You better have some news one way or another…"
    Alyssa Toress:“well things are not great”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“We’re at war, of course things aren’t great.”
    Geralt:We do. though it may not improve the exression on your face."
    Alyssa Toress:“are you willing to excuse some light treason that wasnt really treason but we were gathering information?”
  • Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope glares.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“By Sheyl… what have you done…”
    Geralt:had to go and put that thought in her mind.. yeah i just commited treason, let me use the word for you in case you fgorgot it
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Alyssa Toress:“adron has a warehouse full of non sentient earth demons sending out FUCK WE NEED HELP signals”
    “in the middle of a city”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes… And we suspect he may have more deeper beneath Trisemmon. His actions could very well be what is provoking the Earth Demons to appear in Ronen.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“That’s a lot of speculation and not any actual facts.”
    Alyssa Toress:“and we did some recon efforts that seem to confirm an attack is going to happen to try to free them”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“What did you see?”
    Alyssa Toress:"well dont get to upset okay, but we might have talked to a druid that speaks the earth tongue and he talked to them? "
    “its maybe kinda illegal but desperate measures”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“You trusted in a member of an earth demon worshipping cultist?”
    “Why would you think he would say anything trustworthy to you?”
    Geralt:now i dont get how this is illegal… doing recon during WW2 it was not illegal to talk to German’s to find out intel, it is not illegal to talk to muslims to try to get intel
    Alyssa Toress:“because the facts add up”
    DM:Yeah it’s not really. I mean mostly it’s just that it could be spun as you being an earth demon owrshipper.
    Mostlyn it’smore a concern for natives of Yt, liek Geralt.
    Alyssa Toress:“geralt understood the signal the non sentient ones were giving out”
    DM:Since Yt has some Earth demon loyalists among them.
    Alyssa Toress:“it was asking for rescue help help that kind of thing”
    DM:But like for Alyssa or Calim that wouldn’t really be direct treason, since it’s unlilely they’re working for the earth demons.
    Alyssa Toress:“so we were just trying to find out more”
    DM:But like Laaza would probably be framed as a troublemaker loyal to the eartyh demons and not the empire.
    Calim Gorn:“We had to know why the Earth Demons suddenly appeared where they had never appeared before. There has to be a specific reason for it. It isn’t just the mere presence of humans, or Magitech, or Imbued. It’s something more specific than that.”
    “Despite all the mining and digging that has gone on, they’ve never been encountered before by humans.”
    “Yet now suddenly they’re there.”
    “Something triggered them to appear.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i think adron is directly responsible”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Or maybe they’re simply in contact with Tinigath someehow.. in a manner we don’t fully understand.”
  • Calim Gorn shakes his head
    Calim Gorn:“No, we know that isn’t true for a fact.”
    “They spoke a different dialect from the Earth Demons of Tinigath, and they had no clue what a Druid even was. They’re completely different than any other type that has been encountered thus far. Native to Balaras with no outside contact.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Or maybe your earth demon worshipping druid just wanted you to think that..”
    “You can’t trust an earth demon sympathizer except to lie and decieve you.”
    Alyssa Toress:“you have to interrogate the enemy to gather intel at some point”
    Calim Gorn:“You don’t have to trust them, but if you don’t trust us then this war is only going to get worse.”
    Alyssa Toress:“even if you think he is a traiterous scum he seemed truthful”
    “using the enemy to gather intel is a valid military tactic”
    Calim Gorn:“The Empire can’t afford to fight a war on two fronts. We’re strained as it is. Adron needs to be stopped, before he destroys us all.”
    Geralt:(‘we know for a fact that he wasn’t trying to lie to us, we didn;t have to make any insight checks….‘)
    Calim Gorn:Haha
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:(I sometimes make em secretly you know…. ) :)
    Geralt:lol, i know was just being funny
    as if saying that to the sunlord
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“You excpect me to bring this before the council?”
    Alyssa Toress:“look you sent us to evaluate this is our findings”
    “inspect the warehouse see for yourself”
    “at least confirm that”
    Calim Gorn:"It’s either that or prepare to fight a war on two continents… Unless you’ve got an alternative suggestions."
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Well when the High senator hears this, he’s going to want to pull back Ronen’s forces.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i think that might not even be as bad as what happens if they attack”
    “opening the war on two fronts would be worse”
    Calim Gorn:“He won’t have to pull them back if Adron stops his meddling. Remove the reason for the Earth Demons to retaliate and they will return to their slumber deep beneath the earth.”
    Alyssa Toress:“the worst case scenario is not the senator getting spooked anymore”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“And what meddling do you think is, just capturing earth demons for his weapons tests?”
    Alyssa Toress:“we need to shut down what adron is doing and soon”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:*think this is
    Calim Gorn:“No, it’s more than that.”
    “I think he’s using Earth Demon essence itself, experimenting with it to create Nuumian based Magitech.”
    “We’ve heard at least one report already of such a contraption… And the Earth Demons said that their souls were being taken from them.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Nuumain based magitech? Is that even possible? And do you have any of these devices?”
    Alyssa Toress:“adron wasnt keen on handing them over”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, it’s not the sort of thing you just put on display and let people gawk at.”
    “And according to Ellenya Toress, it is possible… She claims to have encountered a Nuumian golem.”
    “While investigating a facility owned by Adron.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“This is the first I’ve heard of that… she didn’t file any kind of report with the templar.”
    Calim Gorn:“She wasn’t certain of the source of the Nuumian, but after what we’ve seen, I am.”
    “The Earth Demons beneath Balaras are being harvested for their essences, which are being incorporated into new experimental Magitech. I don’t have any evidence of it, but I’m certain that’s what’s happening.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Next you’re going to be blaming House Illuvian for being in on the conspiracy too…”
    Calim Gorn:“I am being serious here! This is not some wild conspiracy theory!”
  • Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope gives you a chastizing glare.
    Alyssa Toress:“its worth a more formal investigation at the least”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Listen to what you’re saying… no evidence, bt somehow you’re certain of what’s going on.”
    Alyssa Toress:“we had limited tools and powers”
    “we didnt have the rights to demand he turn over all the evidence against him”
    Calim Gorn:“What do you want from me, a signed confession from Adron? Do you honestly think he’s going to just leave the evidence we need lying around where we can pocket it?”
    Alyssa Toress:“its the best you’re going to get until you bust down his doors with a team to search every inch”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“We can’t just order him to turn over his proprietary technology without the full authority of the imperial council…”
    Alyssa Toress:“talk to the council then because right now the guild of swords pulling out of YT is not as bad as whats about to happen when cities in ronen start being destroyed by earth demon attacks”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Most of the senators can be bought off… and the Artificer’s guild would be furious.”
    Calim Gorn:“Send in a covert team to raid the warehouse then, find physical evidence.”
  • Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope nods.
    Alyssa Toress:“attacks on ronen are imminent if we do not stop adron”
  • Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope ponders.
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Come back in a few hours… I need to think this over.”
    Alyssa Toress:“okay”
    “lets go get our messages calim”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
  • Geralt departs
    DM:okay.. heh what did you want to do in the meantime?
  • Geralt will meditate
    Calim Gorn:Check my messages, will respond to Justy’s message that I may need her help on some covert wet work and ask her to stand by, and then look for any other messages
  • Geralt retreats to his Witcher meditation chamber
    Calim Gorn:Will let Alyssa deal with Ellenya
    Alyssa Toress:okay i’ll talk to ellenya
    can you play them all back like a voice mail?
    DM:You get some reports from your sensors at Trisemmon, they didn’t detect any undergrounbdmotion they think can be attributed to earth demons, the earth demons seem to stay out of there.. however…
    They did get plenty of vibrations coming from what is probably the underpath, Adron’s subway system of sorts in Trisemmon, and there’s a collection of tunnels that aren’t mapped out for public use that go to what appears to be a deep underground complex beneath Adron tower… a good amount beneath it…
    They estimate it’s at least a mile below the surface…
    Calim Gorn:“Bingo…”
    Geralt:looks like we are heading into the subway tunnels
    DM:As for Alyssa and Ellenya…
    Basically you can’t really play back the messages they don’t really have audio/visual recording its just the heart of Aylanae telling you what she said (Di crystals fortnately have near perfect memories)
    Alyssa Toress:man cant the templar send in the navy seals or something instead of me risking my life
    i’m too pretty to die
    Geralt:hey, you’ll just teleport and run away if needed ;)
    DM:Ellenya mostly just seems to be worried about an update, though it’s liekly she just had her assistant Vivian keep sending the messages as opposed to her herself…
    So that’s why there’s a buch of them, made exactly every 2 hours on the hour.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Fun fact, when you’re that deep underground the Nuumian interferes with teleportation… :)
    Alyssa Toress:ill send a message back to ellenya
    DM:heh okay, what you want to tell her?
    Alyssa Toress:“templar have been notified and we are working like hell to do shit real quick so chill”
    Ellenya Toress:“That’s easy for you to say, you’re on a floating city right now.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i dunno take some time off work maybe”
    “go see your family”
    “we’d love to see you”
    “mom loves you she cant wait to hang out with you”
    Calim Gorn:(I love how T totally twists all of my characters around into something unintended, Ellenya would be wanting to test her anti-Earth Demon gear and be eager for blasting things, she needs data to develop stuff to compete with Adron =P)
    Ellenya Toress:“I’m working on something big right now… and I don’t want the earth demons to mess it up before it’s done…”
    Alyssa Toress:“i mean you dont want to die either right”
    Ellenya Toress:(hey man she’s not too keen on having her whole company building collapsed by an earthquake or sinkhole)
    (The power armor don’t do you aint good if you aint’ wearing it)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:“we are doing our best but you know the beauracracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding beauracracy so maybe take a vacation”
    Ellenya Toress:“Can’t you toss them some bribes?”
    Alyssa Toress:“not really i wish it would be easier”
    Ellenya Toress:“Well tell the Templar to send some security, I’m working on something huge here… something that’s going to make Adron look like a minor player in the war.”
    Alyssa Toress:“adron is up to some very bad stuff and he has a lot of influence”
    Ellenya Toress:“Theyre going to hit me, and I can’t exactly trust Lastar and the Guild of Swords to provide good security.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i’m working o nthe templar not mind deathing me its kinda a pickle”
    Ellenya Toress:“They’re not going to Mind death the daughter of the Queen. Don’t give me that.”
    Alyssa Toress:“okay sure fine but cant you put your factory on a ship”
    Ellenya Toress:“I can’t move everything now… I need all the specialized parts and that’d take a lot of ships to hold all that.”
    “Tell your mother to send some of her guards or something.”
    Alyssa Toress:“okay i guess i’ll call her”
    “bye love ya”
    DM:heh ojkay.. you end the call… anything else you wanted to do?
    Alyssa Toress:gonna call mom
    or maybe she is on aylane
    i dunno
    DM:Yeah she’s on Aylanae.
    Alyssa Toress:i’ll go meet with her
    DM:You can go see her.. you got nything specific to ask or just gonna ask to help Ellenya and such?
    Alyssa Toress:maybe send some guards to ellenya
    DM:heh okay.. anything else?
    Alyssa Toress:get me reassigned to a command ship…somewhere…that someone is on…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:heh you want to try to get out of accompanying the group? lol.
    Alyssa Toress:small vacation
    DM:heh to try to get yourself out of doing any actual covert raiding? :P
    Calim Gorn:Our situation is desperate, we don’t have much time… I’m gonna go shack up with my old boyfriend
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    hes my current boyfriend thank you
    okay never mind
    i wont abandon you
    DM:heh okay.
    If you want to try to really convince her to help Ellenya I’ll give you a persuade chck… or you coudl not roll and basically do the “I’m only asking casue Ellenya told me to”
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    i’m gonna take 20
    with ultimate effort
    DM:heh wow.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:starting to doze off, assuming we won;t get into anything involving Geralt tonight I’ll retire
    Calim Gorn:Heh damn… You should have used that on Adron to get him to turn himself in or something
    DM:heh yeah we can stop now I guess.
    Alyssa Toress:i didnt have it back then
    DM:heh well you can’t outright mind control someone ith that to do literally anything.
    Like you’d still need some kinda good reasons why. In this case she’s helping out family and stuff.
    okay you gotat spend a hero point to use that.
    So burn your HP if you wanna use ultimate effort
    Geralt:have a good night all and see you next time… or Thursday
    DM:heh proably thursday, that comes first.
    So what’s that total with the 20?
    Alyssa Toress:38
    DM:You make a compelling case to help out Ellenya… and you convince your mother to send a good portion of her personal guard to help out Ellenya, along with your brother Verion Toress to personally guard her place of business as well as some extra technology.
    Alyssa Toress:great
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:“okay calim lets go get drunk”
    “and then wait to see if we are gonna get toss off the city or not”
    Calim Gorn:“I don’t think that’s necessary… I have some more information that I might be able to persuade the Sunlord with.”
    Alyssa Toress:“okay well she wanted to wait anyway”
    “should we barge in?”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm… Perhaps…”
    DM:Also you see a familair face wandering around Aylaane, it’s Ryuu Makenki, he’s foming out of the medical area probably finished visiting Hachi, who you’ve totally ignored.
    Alyssa Toress:who
    Calim Gorn:One of the daimyos of Makoro
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    DM:He’s one of the Daimyo’s and Hachi’s leige.
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    i didnt see him
    DM:Known for being a wily warrior, and master of deception, perhaps the best at politics in Makoro.
    Alyssa Toress:hmm
    maybe he could help
    Calim Gorn:Maybe
    Alyssa Toress:“daiymo ryuu”
    DM:He is suppsoedly part kitsune, so he’s got the whole trickster aspect to him. he’s also known to enjoy trolling the other daimyos (and other people in Aylanae)
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Greetings Alyssa-san.”
    Alyssa Toress:man i am really more of a sama
  • Calim Gorn bows respectfully, “Makenki-sama.”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:(heh yeah he’s addressing you more or less as an equal, rather than a superior)
    Alyssa Toress:“you know a lot about the world right”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:" I know you can’t sail off the edge of it, no matter how far you."
    Alyssa Toress:“why is paperwork the worst sin man ever created and what did we do to deserve such a curse?”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:*you go
    “In Makoro we have a story about how in ancient times the greatest wise man of the time amde a deal with one of the Great Dragons for the secret of writing.”
    “He said ‘Great dragon, with this, I would not have to teach each of my students by oral tradition, they could simply read my knowledge and share it with everyone.’
    “The dragon laughed and granted his wish…. insisting there would be a price.”
    Alyssa Toress:god damn dragonballs
    Calim Gorn:“The Great Dragon must be rather amused at us all.”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Nobody knows what the Great Dragons want. they may not even agree with each other… after all some of them seem to support Aylanae and some seem to support Saidai-Taiyou and the Shogun.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i cant really share my burdens but boy are they great”
    Calim Gorn:“Tell me, Makenki-sama, how do you outmaneuver a political opponent whose influence and reach far exceed your own?”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“There is a saying in Makoro…. let no man carry your burden for you, but never be afraid to accepting a helping hand when you collapse under its weight.”
    “Well for that, you have to turn his own influence against him… the thing I’ve found about people of power is they have a lot to lose.”
    Alyssa Toress:“very wise”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm…”
    “How to do that though…”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Some say the people of the other kingdoms don’t have honor, but it’s not true. You just use different words for it.”
    “Well perhaps I could help… I’ve been known to lend a hand from time to time, and I’m good at keeping secrets.”
    “Second only to House Illuvian. They’re great at keeping secrets.”
    “Well maybe a close third to the Archmagi….”
  • Calim Gorn chuckles…
  • Daimyo Ryuu Makenki looks over to the Arhcmage’s tower…
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, there are quite a few secrets swirling around this place…”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“I wonder what’s in that thing.. and why they punish anyone who tries to enter with minddeath.”
    Alyssa Toress:“maybe… we will see how our next meeting goes”
    “probably something really horrible”
    we all know theirs a mind flayer elder brain living in the top of the tower that mind controls all the arch magi
    Calim Gorn:“We could certainly use someone who isn’t afraid to cause mischief and go against the grain.”
    (Yeah, I still think Helenia is a pod person now)
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Well that’s me… I mean it wasn’t as if you were specifically told NOT to tell me, right?”
  • Calim Gorn smirks… “Indeed…”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“And it is my business, after all my vassal just had his head crushed from what I hear.”
    “This is a matter of honor, I may have something to avenge.”
    “In the name of good relations with Makoro, it’d be poor diiplomacy not to tell me.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, you’re quite right…”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“I’m sure the Templar want to maintain good relations after all.”
    Calim Gorn:“Let’s discuss this somewhere more private.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yes much more private”
    DM:Okay you can head over to the Toress barracks, and if you want to be extra cautious can power stunt to prevent the Heart of Aylanae from listening in
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Your place or mine? I think I’ve got my own building in Aylanae somewhere… I usually forget where though.”
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah, that would be a good thing to do
    Alyssa Toress:“toress barracks i guess”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Excellent.. and about that missing wine bottle, it wasn’t me.”
    Hachikomaru:(what yall up to now?)
    Calim Gorn:(Gonna fill Ryuu in on what’s going on with Adron and hope he has some insight)
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“After all it couldn’t have been me, because this conversation didn’t really take place and I was never there.”
  • Daimyo Ryuu Makenki smirks.
    DM:Yeah Hachi can enter into the scene too
    If you want to have him as part of this too.. so what did you want to fill Ryuu in on, telling him everything? Or gonna keep some things?
    Alyssa Toress:i thought hachi was dead
    DM:Nah… not yet.
    Alyssa Toress:sef needs to decide what he is doing with hachi
    i’m gonna be real blunt with ryuu
    Calim Gorn:Will basically tell him everything, figure at this point we don’t have much to lose
    Alyssa Toress:after we prevent the heart from spying
    DM:He’s still alive for now… just recovering, of course he could always take a turn for the worst as a brain hemmorage or something they didn’t detect kills him
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    lets be open
    DM:Or maybe he returns to Makoro and is never the same dog, doing nothing but drinking out of toilets and chasing his tail
    DM:okay skipping all the stuff and assuming you fill him in…
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Hmm… I see your problem.”
    Hachikomaru:retiring in mokoro, just means xp farming
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“So you suspect Adron is up to no good. but you can’t prove it because it’s in his highly secretive facility.”
    Alyssa Toress:“basically”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, that’s the gist of it…”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“And you think he’s harvesting screamers and draining the Nuumian out of them, along with other earth demons.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Alyssa Toress:“basically”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“And the warehouse you found the screamers in was pretty lightly guarded right?”
    Calim Gorn:“From what Geralt said, yes… But his other facilities deeper underground I suspect will be under heavier guard.”
    “Luckily I have a map of the tunnels beneath Trisemmon now, thanks to my contacts. But how to use that information is the question.”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“And you don’t think Adron is some kind of magician… he’s just someone who uses magitech to do what he needs…”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
  • Daimyo Ryuu Makenki snaps his fingers.
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Well then… I’ve got the perfect plan. Well… perfect in that it’ll bypass all his secruity, not so perfect because your’e probably going to hate it.”
    Calim Gorn:“You’re going to suggest we get captured, aren’t you…”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“No, it’s not what you think,it’s much much worse.”
  • Daimyo Ryuu Makenki smirks.
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“See… that place is no doubt rigged with all sorts of Aela sensors that would spot an imbued the moment you stepped through one of the many entrances.”
    “And likely all kinds of detectors for illusion magic or other means of concealing yourself… it’s practically kitsune proof…”
    “Not to mention it’s probably a huge facility so you’d have no wayy of finding his Nuumian-extracting machine if you just wandered in there.”
    “So… really what you need is a direct line there while avoiding the scrutiny.”
  • Calim Gorn wonders where Ryuu is going with this…
    Hachikomaru:what about a lucky shot from an x-wing
    Calim Gorn:“How would we do that? Adron isn’t going to believe we’d just suddenly want to join him…”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“If you want to find a hidden slaughterhouse, you don’t need the owner, you just need the cow.”
    “You know the cow ends up there after all.”
  • Calim Gorn frowns…
    Alyssa Toress:“its been a long day can you be more direct?”
    Calim Gorn:“You’re saying we need an Earth Demon…”
    Alyssa Toress:“oh”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Well you already know where some of the supply gets stored before ti’s transported to the slaughter.”
    “So you just have to follow it.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah thats true”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“To get into a facility like that… it’s going to have to be an ‘inside’ job, if you catch my meaning.”
    Calim Gorn:“It’s crazy enough that it might work…”
    “Though that would basically mean riding in a cart full of Screamers…”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“No, a little more inside than that…”
    “See the thing about earth demons is nobody wants to touch them, they’re afraid of the earth rot.”
    Calim Gorn:“Uh… Yeah… Including us.”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“And the nuumian shell will keep you safe from any Aela sensing, they’ll just detect Nuumian.”
    “And they’ll expect to find Nuumian there.”
    Alyssa Toress:“wont we get earth rot?”
    Calim Gorn:“It’s pretty much guaranteed with that sort of contact.”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Well I’d probably wear some kind of protection. Fortunately from what I hear Adron produced some new kind of sealed suit, right?”
    Calim Gorn:“He did demonstrate something like that…”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“See perfect plan.”
    Alyssa Toress:“can we maybe talk to the sunlord first”
    “before trying this”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“And then you just destroy whatever machine he has down there… he can’t really do anything to you because that’d mean revealing what you destroyed.”
    “And he wants to probably keep that a secret.”
    Calim Gorn:“The Sunlord isn’t going to do anything to help us… We need to take matters into our own hands.”
    Alyssa Toress:“we could talk to the queen”
    “i bet she’d love to hear about all this”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Do not tell the Queen about this.”
    Calim Gorn:“You honestly think she’d let her daughter and her daughter’s husband do something this insane?”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Espcially the part about me suggesting her daughter climb into a Nuumian infested carcass.”
    Alyssa Toress:“no but i also dont want to do it”
    Calim Gorn:“You never want to do anything fun.”
    (to Ryuu) “Women.”
    Alyssa Toress:“you have a weird idea of fun”
  • Daimyo Ryuu Makenki smirks.
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Well in fairness I did say you’d hate the plan.”
    “But it is perfect, you gottta admit.”
    Alyssa Toress:“lets talk to the sunlord first and see what she says”
    Calim Gorn:“It’s certainly something I never would have thought of.”
    Alyssa Toress:“she said she would have a reply for us in a few hours”
    Calim Gorn:“That reply could be locking us up in a dungeon and informing the High Senator that he needs to pull the Guild of Swords back to defend Ronen.”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“She’s not going to lock you up. I can guarantee that.”
    “The queen would never stand for that.”
    “And I doubt the Templar will do that… they know what this war means.. if she believed you, well I expect some extreme measures.”
    Alyssa Toress:“she might lock calim up”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“The Templar may have their flaws, but they do have the empire’s best interests in mind.”
    Calim Gorn:“She didn’t really seem to believe us when we talked to her earlier…”
    “It’s not usually a good sign when you get compared to Illuvian conspiracy theorists.”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“And no doubt she’s going to ask who the Templars usually ask for advice in tough spots… the Archmagi.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm…”
    “I mentioned the possibility of Nuumian based Magitech to her… If she relays that to the Archmagi…”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“And if this is about losing the war and seeing the empire fall, well… I wouldn’t want to be Adron.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, above all else I would expect them to want to preserve Aylanae. Maybe not the empire so much.”
    “But losing all their precious Imbued fighting a war that one of them needlessly expanded won’t make them too happy.”
    Alyssa Toress:"i think the idea of sneaking off into the factory is a bit premature
    Calim Gorn:“Maybe… I suppose we’ll see what the Sunlord says. And in the meantime we can put in an order for those suits.”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Getting the suits should be easy enough, I’m sure House Gorn already placed some orders for its soldiers. Unless it’s already been working on a knock-off it’s going to make itself.”
    Calim Gorn:“True, I’m sure Father will want them for his forces in Hydra Clan lands.”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“After all he has his own daughter stationed there, I’m sure she’s getting a suit.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes…”
  • Calim Gorn takes on a concerned expression at the mention of Laventa…
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Your’e resourceful people who can probably find a way to execute this plan.. of course if you do use the plan, you realize you’ll owe me a favor in the future. It’s the Makoro way.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i’ll keep that in mind”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“I’ll make it a smaller favor if you get serious Earth Rot.”
    Calim Gorn:“We appreciate all your advice, Makenki-sama. Thank you.”
    DM:You can’t tell if he’s joking or not
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Anytime.”
    Calim Gorn:Good place to stop probably?
    We’ll wait for Geralt when you talk to the templar.
    Alyssa Toress:but i have nothing to do the rest of the night :(
    what am i gonna do play EVE?
    DM:And you’ll have nother option as far as how you want to accomplish your plan since the Templar will have their own options heh.
Session Log 19

Sef apparently isn’t coming and G is prolly gonna be late, but we can start with Alyssa’s part anyway.
Herlock:gimme 2 minutes
to get ready
DM:yeah that’s fine. heh. I’m not quite ready yet myself anyway. Didn’t expect to start earlier than 730
Tabris:He’s probably just playing Baldur’s Gate
Herlock:i am at the last boss
DM:ok I’m back now.
heh well I guess finish killing him then we’l start.
You should kill him in one hit wih your uber cheesed super character anyway :P
Come on man, he should have been dead 5 minutes ago
Herlock:DID IT
hes dead
first try
no deaths
so i am going to see adron?
DM:heh. ah you were going it solo.
Alyssa Toress:yeah
DM:Was wondering what was taking ya so long :P
Alyssa Toress:i even got an achievement
DM:heh really? they got a solo achievement?
Alyssa Toress:yeah
DM:the crown of aged cheese? :P
Alyssa Toress:no
flying solo
DM:They actually got a hardcore mode in the new one?
well the remastered I mean
Alyssa Toress:no hardcore mode
heh well anyway…
Lets get this started…
Alyssa Toress:
DM:lol magic missile?
Tab would be proud.
Finishing him off with magic missiles
DM:Did you one shot him with a magic missile?
Alyssa Toress:no
i set off a bunch of skull traps at the start of the fight
so he was already down to near death
i stacked them in front of the stairs he walks down
DM:Ah. I was wondering cause it looked like he just stopped talking, then you MMed him, then he died.
Alyssa Toress:then aggroed him
oh no
he talks a bunch of times
as he gets closer to dead
DM:ah. Yeah I haven’t played the end of BG1 in a super long time
I only beat that game once.
I kinda liked BG2 a lot better.
1 was decent, but it didn’t really have the good story stuff and detail that 2 did
Alyssa Toress:i like 2 better
but this is a competition T
i gotta be all 3
without diyng
DM:There’s a 3rd one?
Alyssa Toress:throne of bhaal
is considered the last in the trilogy
i know its just an expansion to 2
bbut people call it a trilogy anyway
dont ask me why
Alriht so anyway.. lets get this game started.. so last we left off Alyssa was going to see Adron while the rest of the group was killing time at night (and possibly exploring old warehouses).
Alyssa gonna just head up there as herself or you gonna use some illusion stuff to try to lose the bards and such that are no doubt watching your ever move from the inn?
Alyssa Toress:i am gonna illusion
to try to hide myself
also i am gonna teleport
to outside
so i am not seeing leaving
or coming
or going
DM:heh okay.
Alyssa Toress:etc..
DM:Yeah betwen teleport and illusion you can lose pretty much all but the most skilled of bards.
Since they’d basically need some kinda magic talent of their own to be able to track you.
Alyssa Toress:yeah
DM:You make your way up to Adron tower (the tower itself no doubt has anti-teleport measures, at least in the sensetive areas, as is pretty common shielding protected things in the empire)
Alyssa Toress:right
DM:You’re sent up to one of the higher floors of the large structure, you can give me a technology check if you want to try to analze the security or you can just proceed in.
Alyssa Toress:i dont think i have technology
yeah its not trained
so i guess i just go see him?
DM:Well I eman I will let you use tech untrained if you’d like, mostly just cause everyone is familiar with it fro the most part. So I mean so long as you’re not actively trying to take shit apart, I will mostly allow untrained checks.
You’d need ranks to build/repair it probably though
The place has some deceptive security placed about. There’s the tell tale signs of Aela disruptors keeping teleportation neutralized, and the transparent glass-like panels that make up the windows are products of enchantment no doubt, with a set of extra security shutters that can be lowered in the event of an attack.
Even the doors themselves seem to have sealable properties, while this place is decorated to appear like an upscale place of business and such (and this floor is more like a penthouse apartment)… there’s a lot of underlying security. Even what looks like an independent air supply.. possibly in case the place has to go into lockdown for long periods.
Alyssa Toress:man i hope i dont get kidnapped
DM:Adron clearly takes his security very seriously… though has also covered most of it up with a bunch of lavish decorations and artwork.
The place also has numerous Aela sensors too, designed to find Imbued apparently.
Alyssa Toress:great
DM:Alyssa makes her way into the main door and into the sitting room of this upper floor penthouse, you’d guess Adron lives in all of this floor. Adron himself waits for you, with a smile on his face.
Senator Adron Kortarian:“So glad you came.”
Alyssa Toress:“good to see you”
Senator Adron Kortarian:“You’re looking beautiful as ever.”
Alyssa Toress:“its hard work being the most beatufiul woman in the world you know”
“theres a lot of maintance to take care of”
Senator Adron Kortarian:“Oh I can imagine… the bards must try to follow you everywhere.”
Alyssa Toress:“i had to change disguises 3 times on the way here”
Senator Adron Kortarian:“Even with the war going on, perhaps the most monumental event since the rising of Aylanae… they’re still interested in every little thing you do.”
Alyssa Toress:“yes its a hassle”
Senator Adron Kortarian:“Well that and your husbands… perceived problems.”
Alyssa Toress:“yes maybe someone will come up with a pill to deal with it”
Alyssa Toress:“or some kind of elixer”
Calim Gorn:(It’d be nice if I could at least actually bone my sister while my wife is talking smack about me)
Alyssa Toress:(look have her come here okay we can get seperate rooms)

  • Senator Adron Kortarian nods.
    Senator Adron Kortarian:“Some even suspect it’s an Illuvian plot to keep your houses apart. But I suppose it doesn’t matter to me.”
    Alyssa Toress:“oh well it is what it is”
    man i really dont feel well :(
    Calim Gorn:BG withdrawal?
    Alyssa Toress:no
    i have an inflamed nerve in my skull
    occipital neuralga or something
    Calim Gorn:Oh fun
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    DM:Could be Lupus.
    Alyssa Toress:i’ve been taking aleve to deal with it
    nah i had it happen a few times before
    all i can do is take anti inflamitories and ice it
    and it kinda hurts a lot
    DM:well if you’re really not feeling up to it. I guess we can call off the session since we’re missing Sef and G anyway.
    Though hopefulyl we can at least finish this scene anyway.
    Alyssa Toress:ok
    i went and got some ice
    DM:Try giving yourself a brain freeeze? :P
    Alyssa Toress:no
    it helps with inflammation
    lets try to get the scene done then hopefuylly you wnot’ have anything else to do for a while.
    Alyssa Toress:ok
    i mean you dont have to end the session
    we can wait for garrion to show up
    and do stuff with tab and him
    DM:You make a ltitle small talk for a bit… so fast forwarding a bit into the conversation…
    Alyssa Toress:and i could just watch
    DM:“So I assume the Templar sent you and your group here to learn all you could about my anti-Earth demon operations here in Ronen.”
    Senator Adron Kortarian:“So I assume the Templar sent you and your group here to learn all you could about my anti-Earth demon operations here in Ronen.”
    Alyssa Toress:“theres been some concerns yes”
    “earth demons appearing in ronen is cause for alarm”
    Senator Adron Kortarian:“Of course… though given the Ronen senate hasn’t been informed, I’m guessing you and Templar feel the same as I do, that this matter should be handled with discretion to avoid causing a panic.”
    Alyssa Toress:“help me out so i can help you out”
    Senator Adron Kortarian:“What did you have in mind?”
    Alyssa Toress:“be honest with me about your operations”
    “if i can see theres no cause for alarm i can calm down the templars”
    “otherwise they will send in other teams that arent as discreet as you can imagine”
  • Senator Adron Kortarian nods.
    Senator Adron Kortarian:“I think we both know that alerting all of Ronen to the threat will only result in a bunch of panicked senators who know so little about the topic at hand.”
    Alyssa Toress:“which is why you need to work with me to avoid disaster”
    “but i need to see whats going on”
    Senator Adron Kortarian:“But here you are calmyl sitting down with the foremost expert in Earth Demons, relaxing in the structure that researches and manufactures the latest in magitech for this war.”
    “If indeed, the Earth demons were cause for panic? Shouldn’t I be the one most panicked?”
    Alyssa Toress:“i don’t know what your goals are but i intend to see that things are resolved in a manner that suits everyone”
    “cooperate and there is nothing to fear”
    Senator Adron Kortarian:“Well I would think my goals would be plainly obvious throughout all of this. To help the empire defeat it’s Earth Demon enemies… and make a considerable profit while doing so.”
    Alyssa Toress:“just think of this as a weapons inspection to make sure everything is above board”
    “i promise it wont be too painful”
    Senator Adron Kortarian:“Well I’ve already shown everyone the new technologies yesterday. They’ve been quite popular. If you’d like I can introduce you to the man that you ran into in your engagement with the Earth Demons a few days ago.”
    Alyssa Toress:“thats a start”
    Senator Adron Kortarian:“I can confirm that they were my men, working under my orders to neutralize Earth Demons.”
    “And I’ve got further teams studying the creature that they unfortunately had to escape from.”
    Alyssa Toress:“while dont we adjourn for now and my team can be back tomorrow to start the inspection”
    why dont*
    Senator Adron Kortarian:“Well we can certainly adjourn to more pleasant things… as for your team, I think we can keep this whole thing as a much more personal matter…”
    DM:He leans in to kiss you (and likely begin another sex scene)
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:but i am still gonna call in the team tomorrow
    DM:heh okay, so you’re gonna spend the night there.
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    DM:k…. alright cool your part is done then… now we can do G and Tab’s part (assuming G shows)
    Senator Adron Kortarian:Alyssa Toress gains a hero point.
    Alyssa Toress:in the morning i will tell the team thats hes not stonewalling us
    he stonewaling us
    i didnt mean to put a not there
    i changed what i was gonna say
    and i guess they can tell me about the warehouse
    Calim Gorn:Heh, well if you’re spending the night with him I’m not sure when we’re gonna have the chance to tell you about it
    Either way we sent word back to the Sunlord with Hachi about the warehouse, so I guess we wait for a response from her
    Like whether she wants us to storm it on our own or she’s gonna send us help or what
    Alyssa Toress:i mean storming it is a bad idea
    if the earth demons get loose
    thats the entire city destroyed
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that would definitely be bad
    Also it’d be more fodder for the Guild of Swords to pull forces out of Yt
    Like holy shit Trisemmon was destroyed by Earth Demons, fuck Yt you guys
    Almost makes me wonder if it’s not worth just turning a blind eye to Adron altogether
    But if he’s fucking us over in Yt through his collaborations with Lastar I don’t know how we do that
    Alyssa Toress:i just wonder what their goal is
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah
    Alyssa Toress:get yt destroyed for…..what reason?
    DM:Also iddi make a slight error (or at least misconception) with what I told you before about Earth Demons. Technicalyl there are Nuumian-based creatures like screamers on other continents, iit’s just there’s no intelligent earth demons on other continents
    Calim Gorn:Claiming all the mines probably
    DM:so that may actually change how you want to approach Adron potetnially having them in captivity.
    Since they could be native to Ronen. I realized I probably was a bit confusing on that little bit of detail when I said there weren’t any earth demons on other continents.
    Calim Gorn:Oh heh, so it may not necessarily be abnormal that he would have a colony of those things in captivity?
    DM:Wel I eman keeping in captivity is unusual, but like he could have found them here. It’s not like they had to come from Tinigath, mostly the empire just exterminates em.
    They’re basically earth insects. Not intelligent or anything. The equivalent of Nuumian ants (well giant ants)
    Calim Gorn:Yeah but he could probably just say that he’s using them for his anti-Nuumian research
    DM:The revelation is encountering intelligent Earth demons basically.
    Calim Gorn:And it’s not as big of a smoking gun as I thought
    DM:That’s why I figured I’d tell you that. heh. Since it may change what you want to do in action
    I realized I probably had you kinda confused in that area, so wanted to clarify that screw up since it’s not immediately obvious.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Though you guys haven’t acted on it yet anyway, so I mean it’s not a huge deal.
    Calim Gorn:I mean my main goal is basically to keep the Guild of Swords in Yt because I don’t want Laventa to get slaughtered when the Earth Demons overrun everything, so that means that if we can’t find any majorly damning dirt on Adron I’d almost rather just leave him be
    Of course, Geralt with his knowledge mguiht be able ot detect if they’re native Screamers of Yindae or Balaras… Since he has the monster lore, but he’d have to inspect em firsthand.
    So if he is improting them to so to speak he could tell if he could look at them
    Since they do have differing species of screamers on other continents. Though only a monster expert would know that shit
    Calim Gorn:I guess the biggest question is like… so what if he is, like what could he potentially be doing that would be an out and out crime and would be worthy of the Council censuring him
    Like if he’s intentionally summoning intelligent Earth Demons from the depths of Ronen then I can see them being pissed off about that
    DM:Well I mean, if he’s purposely loosing Earth Demons on Yindae that’d be a crime heh.
    Calim Gorn:But if he just has a nest of Screamers in a warehouse I don’t know if they’d care
    DM:Or yeah… like if he found intelligent ones native to Yindae and stirring them up that migth be considered a crime as well.
    Yeah, I mean sceramers are common to dig up during mining operations in all contentents (though way more prevalent in Yindae)
    So I mean it could just be part of him digging his underground stuff, though… it would mean hhe probably dug a lot deeper than just a few surface tunnels
    since you gotat go pretty deep to run into screamers generally
    So it could suggest some kind of deeper structures around Trisemmon than previous believed.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah and the Dragonhome Mountains are pretty close by
    Could be tunnels going over there
    DM:Yeah he could be importing them.
    Calim Gorn:Okay, I mean I guess if I don’t have clear evidence of him doing something explicitly illegal then I dunno if it’s worth reporting to the Sunlord about just yet
    DM:Yeah I’ll let you retcon that if you’d like too
    since I don’t think I made it really clear what the deal was with the screamers.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    I thought that was a lot more major than it is
    I mean it mioght be moremajor if Geralt finds out they’re imported, then at least you’ve got some proof hes importing them, if they’re domestic it might mean he’s involved in some kind of deep underground operations.
    Or maybe he’s using some kinda tech to attract them of course too.
    Calim Gorn:If they’re imported though is that an actual crime? I guess you could argue that he’s endangering Ronen because what if they get loose from their transport
    DM:Yeah, it’s not really an actual crime, unless it’s proven he’s doing it working with Tinigath and trying to undermine the empire
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I mean this whole thing is a wild goose chase without some kind of incriminating documents or testimony or something, lol
    DM:Directly working with Tinigath is pretty much treason.
    Calim Gorn:Or if we could find the demon summoning machine
    DM:Yeah you could also call in some expert assistance too.
    Geralt knows some druids who are good at sensing earth stuff for instance.. and there’s always some Gorn scientists (or potentially Sayuri)
    Calim Gorn:Heh, yeah if we could ping the area around Trisemmon with seismic sensors that might turn up something maybe
    DM:Assuming you dont’ get anything from Adron, you could always conduct your own investigation in earth demons elsewhere on Balaras.
    Like everything Aylanae related heh, it’s not quite a linear adventure necessarily. Of course you could also continue to have Alyssa try to get info out of Adron
    If you still had Sef you could have also tried to track Angelus too when he went on the move potentially heh.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah I mean I don’t know what else we can do right now, if we try to go into one of his facilities covertly we run the risk of getting captured and then we’re kinda SOL
    DM:But Trisemmons new leash laws make that difficult and forced him back to Aylanae.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Yeah heh, I mean you may want to look for proof elsewhere assuming you don’t want to conduct a cover breakin of somewhere
    You’ve had two earth demon incidents withn a few days of each other.
    So it satnds to reason there may be more…
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah
    DM:Assuming you’ve got nothing else to go on.
    Calim Gorn:Problem is I don’t want the shit going public
    DM:Also calling contacts can always work, though yeah you’d probably want to keep it under wraps so someone you know.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I do like the idea of calling in some Gorn resources to set up seismic sensors
    And have them report their findings back to me
    DM:Ellenya too potentialyl though she is a bit busy on some other project, but she amy be able to spare some as well.
    And of course Geralt knows some druids that have some magic that can do similar stuff
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, I could tell her that we’re trying to catch Adron in the act and nail him
    DM:And there’s always Darien Gorn…
    Calim Gorn:Tell Ellenya that she needs to keep quiet for now and avoid going public so that we can trap Adron and get him where we want him
    And then she could like, lay claim to all his shit since she helped bust him
    DM:heh, well they wouldn’t really necessarily let her just steal his shit, although it will certainly cause his company to lose a lot of business and she could potetnially produce some knock offs of some his tech in the vacuum
    Assuming he’s straight up proven to be a traitor.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    I mean either way it’s good business for her
    DM:Though the treason laws in Ronen aren’t quite like Yt. where they just let you slaughter em and take their shit
    like there has to be a trial and stuff.
    Especially considering Adron is a senator.. so he’s got even more priviledges from that
    The senate will bring up a shit storm if you go after one of thier own without due process.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    That’s another reason I want to gather more evidence
    Reason to Ellenya that if she really wants to nail Adron then the case has to be ironclad
    And that if she goes around crying wolf too soon then it blows everything
    DM:yeah heh.. I mean remember Elleyna cares more about nailing Lastar than Adron of course.
    Calim Gorn:Well if Lastar is linked to Adron then we may find some dirt on him too
    DM:And she is kinda busy right now on some kind of other project of her own…
    Calim Gorn:But only if we’re given time to dig deep enough
    DM:Yeah heh
    Calim Gorn:Mainly I just don’t want her blowing the whistle too early heh
    DM:Yeah heh. I mean that’s the problem since she’s kinda worried about the whole earth demon thing.
    Calim Gorn:Alternatively if I can get Laventa out of Yt then I don’t give a shit what happens to the rest of it lol
    DM:And she’s worried about why Adron isn’t worried… :P
    Since Adron should be target #1.
    Since Adron futuristics is the #1 principle supplies of anti-earthy demon tech.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, well if he’s not worried then she doesn’t need to worry
    DM:Well she does if he’s controlling them and using them to take down the competition
    Calim Gorn:She can just leave the grunt work to us and go on with her special project
    DM:Either that or Adron coudl just be ridiculously overconfident.
    Calim Gorn:I mean this is Adron we’re talking about
    DM:I mean he does seem to show confidence in his technologies… and he did open up a pit of Blightsteel as part of a demonstration.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    So it’s not out of character at all for him to blithely ignore the danger he’s putting himself in
    But yeah I’d definitely like to get an idea of what tunnels might be under Trisemmon and how deep the ygo
    they go*
    Maybe there’s a hidden facility we could investigate
    Calim Gorn:And we can toss a wider net and see if we can predict the next Earth Demon appearance
    Calim Gorn:So if I can get a network of seismic sensors set up and do some subterranean mapping then that’d be a good start
    DM:I mean right now basically al youv’e got him on is that his agent tried to kill that one girl the Earth demons captured… Though he’ll likely blame that on just an effort to avoid panicking the people of Ronen.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    The girl wasn’t an Imbued so they basically don’t give a shit
    DM:Right. I mean the peopel fo Ronen would be angered at that potentially but like right now, nobody really wants the whole story to get out
    So it’s likely nobody wants to go public with that shit
    Since eremember even the templar don’t want a mass panic
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    DM:And trying to sanction Angelus about that would result most likely in a fine and bringing it before the council which would reveal to the high senator what was going on.
    And he’d be like “Earth Demons? Under my shit! Recall Lastar and protect my ass! And install some sensors under me…. and an island mansion!”
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Don’t want to go that route
    Unless I can get Laventa out of Yt like I said…
    Then hell the rest of ‘em can choke
    DM:Ronen really doens’t have the kind of seismic tech that Yt does, since they weren’t really worried about it.. so like for the most part theyd be almost defenseless from a surprise attack mass earth demons trike.
    So if what hit the wolfheart or Vigilance hit somehwere in Yindae, it’s be total chaos
    Since it’d take em almost completely by surprise no doubt
    Calim Gorn:You mean Balaras lol
    DM:yeah Balaras
    sorry. heh.
    Wrong continent :P
    And that’s where most of the senators are from, so obviuosly if the senate caught wind of that it’d be a huge shitstorm.
    Calim Gorn:All right so… I guess basic plan is to start leveraging some resources and get a seismic net set up, at least a basic one… And I expecially want some mapping of whatever tunnels are under Trisemmon
    Alyssa Toress:great
    Calim Gorn:And then on the side I’m gonna look into how I might get Laventa transferred out of Yt
    Alyssa Toress:do i get to keep cheating on my husband?
    DM:Presumably unless he invests in a maigtech chastity belt.
    Calim Gorn:And I’m gonna have Geralt request help from his druidic contacts
    We’re gonna track this shit down
    And yeah let Alyssa keep trying to get info out of Adron
    DM:Yeah I mean the druids could be sent for. Obviously they need a lotof them over to defend the Hydra, but they’d realize the gravity of the situation probably… given that a panic would result in the war effort taking a huge hit.
    Calim Gorn:Hopefully other than genetic info
    Yeah heh
    I mean we can explain to them that if Ronen goes into a panic over Earth Demons then they lose all the soldiers defending them
    So we need some assistance in getting to the bottom of these strange occurrences
    And avoiding an undue panic
    DM:Yeah. So you’ve got a buch of places to turn to.
    Assuming you wanted to take the investigation that direction.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I think that’s gonna be the best course for now
    Until I can get Laventa out of Yt =P
    DM:Alternately you could just elect to say it’s no big deal and go bafck to the Templar, I mean it’d at least delay Lastar leaving.. at the potential expense of Ronen getting surpise attacked.
    Calim Gorn:And then on the side I can like, send Tharian a letter of concern about how Laventa shouldn’t be in Yt, that the fighting there is too dangerous for her, and that he should send someone like Sorvin instead
    Cuz who cares about Sorvin
    DM:lol… well I mean he’d probably tell you that Sorvin isn’t nearly as good a ighter as Laventa. He’sjust a mundane with a sword… going against earth demons.
    Calim Gorn:Fine send Falsion then =P
    Alyssa Toress:why doesnt calim get transferred to yt
    with laventa
    and they can send someone new to our parrty
    DM:Sorvin is seen a bit of a nut, since he’s a swordsman and a jouster and stuff in times of magitech.
    Calim Gorn:Heh they won’t send me, I’m married to you
    DM:I mean he’s pretty good with a sword… but like it’s still a sword against a giant thing made of stone/metal.
    And yeah Falsion is pretty badass but Tharian likes him a lot :P
    He did send Jaxim too.
    Calim Gorn:Oh he sent Jaxim to Yt? lol wow, wasn’t expecting that
    Guess it makes sense though if he wants Falsion to inherit, haha
    DM:yeah lol.
    Falsion like any imbued has been called into service but obviously, like with Laventa he’s trying to keep him out of fighting as mcuh as possible. thus far.
    So far they’re stationed at protecting Hydra, uphodling their deals with them.
    Of course,r that’s not exactly the safest place to be.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    But yeah those are basically my two plans of action… Start setting up detectors and call for some druids, and then think of ways to get Laventa out of Yt
    Calim Gorn:Maybe if we end up going to the Hydra Clan in person to request their help then I can visit with Laventa a bit and “catch up”
    DM:yeah heh that’d be a possibility.
    Calim Gorn:But anyway that’s what I got so far heh
    Not sure what G is gonna want to do
    Alyssa Toress:how late is G gonna be
    i’m still here btw
    but i cant really do anything else
    without G
    my pain went down
    so i can still play
    DM:oh cool
    I think G said around 10 maybe.
    So shouldd be here within 20-40 I think
    Apparently it’s some office party… should have told G to bring his GURPS book, nothing kills a party faster than whipping out GURPS :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:being a solo sorcerer in the early parts of baldurs gate 2 is kinda tricky
    magic is illegal in amn
    if you cast spells the police come after you
    Calim Gorn:Fun times
    Alyssa Toress:you can bribe them to buy a license to practice magic
    5000 gold
    Garrion:small group
    Calim Gorn:Hey G
    Yeah Sef bailed
    Garrion:anything special happening?
    Calim Gorn:Not really, was discussing with T what I had in mind for our path forward, and Alyssa is boning Adron some more
    But T was clarifying that us finding that warehouse with the Screamers in it may not necessarily be a huge deal like we thought
    Geralt:ok, so not much IC stuff… we going to try to do anything further tonight?
    Calim Gorn:Since apparently they’re native to all the continents, it’s just not known to find intelligent Earth Demons anywhere other than the continent that Yt is on
    We were talking about having Geralt maybe request some druids from the Hydra Clan to help us track down the Earth Demons we’ve encountered in Ronen, and I was gonna have a seismic sensor net set up
    It’s possible of Adron is behind them appearing that he has some underground facilities somewhere that we could try to find
    But either way we don’t want to move too quickly since if Ronen goes into a panic about Earth Demons it’ll mean the troops get pulled out of Yt and the clans get overrun
    Geralt:yeah, don;t want that
    Calim Gorn:So if Geralt is agreeable to the idea we could have him try to recruit some druids to help search for the Earth Demons in Ronen on the down low
    While Calim gets a seismic sensor network set up
    And Alyssa keeps trying to get info out of Adron
    Geralt:but he keeps giving her somethign else?
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah, so far anyway
    Geralt:good thing she is starile
    Calim Gorn:Heh, that’s probably one of the rumors about me
    She just has birth control magic
    Geralt:Complication: Firtle Myrtle
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Yeah… we can do some more tonight… basically if you didn’t want to check out the warehouse yourself we’ll fast forward to next morning… when Alyssa basiacly comes back to tell you what happened. I dunno if Alyssa wanted to ask Adron anything in the mroning or not.
    Alyssa Toress:look man those birth control potions are very expensive
    Calim Gorn:Like you can’t afford them
    Alyssa Toress:nah i dont really got anything to ask him
    i am gonna setup a meeting for me and calim and geralt with the man in black
    or whatever he was
    DM:Okay he tells you to come back at noon and he can have Angelus available to you that you can question
    So you return back o the inn… and we can handle your conversation with Geralt and Calim IC.
    Calim Gorn:(to Geralt) “We need to handle this carefully… If we blow the whistle too soon then we blow the whole operation, and Ronen ends up in a panic and pulls troops out of Yt, leaving the clans defenseless… We need to dig deeper on this.”
    Geralt:“I agree, I definately don;t want to endanger the ongoing conflict.”
    DM:Assuming Alyssa returns to the inn using her disguises/teleport and such.
    Calim Gorn:“I might be able to get some more seismic sensors set up around the area… We could maybe see the next attack coming. And find out if Adron has any hidden facilities that nobody knows about.”
    “We could go pay a visit to your clan as well and see if they have any druids to spare… We could use their expertise in hunting the Earth Demons. Maybe we can trace them back to their source.”
    Alyssa Toress:hi sorry i was afk
    “i think we should meet with their operative as well”
    Geralt:“That could be a little more problematic. They likely won;t want to leave the conflict to help us on some wild goose chase.”
    Alyssa Toress:“the one from the tunnel”
    “adron said he will let us interview him”
    Calim Gorn:“If we explain the situation to Meerin then I’m sure—ah, Alyssa… You mean Angelus?”
    Alyssa Toress:“yes him”
    (i cant remember any of your fantasy names T)
    (call people bob or jim)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    “Heh, I tried talking to him a little at the event the other day… He seems pretty loyal to Adron.”
    DM:heh, well nobody wants to play in any of my non-fantasy settings :P
    Alyssa Toress:“before we leave to go do chase another lead its worth a try”
    Calim Gorn:“Very well… Maybe you can convince him better than I can.”
    Alyssa Toress:“Adron wasn’t hasn’t been willing to reveal much”
    “he knew the templar sent us”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, surprising… I figured between his arrogance and your beauty it would be an easy mission.”
    Alyssa Toress:“hes smarter than he first appears”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    DM:heh… well I eman he is kinda renowned as a genius.
    Perhaps an evil genius…
    That’s for yout o find out.
    Alyssa Toress:yeah yeah
    Calim Gorn:“That’s why we need our case against him to be ironclad… Or we need to do a thorough enough job to conclude that there’s nothing to be concerned about and convince the Templar to call off the hunt.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yes well lets try speaking to him and then getting sensor nets and maybe some druids in here”
    “and try to find other faicilities”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Calim Gorn:“You might want to speak to your cousin as well and make sure she doesn’t let things out of the bag too soon.”
    “She could probably loan us some resources to help as well, if you can convince her.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yes she might be willing to”
    “we need to calm her down too”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, definitely.”
    Alyssa Toress:“geralt do you think the clans would loan us at least one druid?”
    Geralt:“i’ll see what i c an do.”
    DM:I mean given the importance of the situation the clan can definiteyl loan out some druids if you feel it’s necessarly.. of course… every druid they lose is one potentially not on defense.
    Geralt:right, that is my pouint
    Alyssa Toress:honestly defending ronen is a lot more ciritcal to the war effort
    nothing personal to yt
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh, if they lose Ronen’s support then the whole clan is potentially in danger
    Geralt:but do they see it that way, over their homes
    DM:The Ronen senate would certianly think so :)
    Alyssa Toress:but if they destroy the whole aparatus manufacturing magitech weapons and the like
    DM:They’ll be like “well whatever so a few clans get slaughtered… gotta save my own ass”
    Alyssa Toress:more than yt is gonna be screwed
    Calim Gorn:Not only that, I mean the Guild of Swords is the main standing army of the empire right now
    So if they decide to pull the guild out of Yt to defend Ronen you’re kinda fucked
    DM:Well The noble houses have soldiers, the guild of sword sis just the largest standing army (at least of nonimbued)
    The noble houses kinda rely a lot more on imbued without so many individual soldiers. Guild of swords is more of the imperial zerg rushers.
    Where they just got a bunch of magitech soldiers and magitech armor
    Calim Gorn:Well I mean you lose a lot of your numbers
    You’re down to just a handful of Imbued against the whole might of the Earth Demons
    DM:Yeah they’re losing a lot of soldier.s
    So having the guild pull out is bad.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    As long as the guild is still in Yt, they can probably spare a druid or two
    Hydra clan isn’t in the heavy fighting right now anyway
    DM:Yeah I mean, they’d want to spare a druid if you told em what it was for esepcailly.
    DM:since they’re not stupid, they realize shit could get bad if they lose a lot of the Ronen support in the war
    So I mean sparing a few to help with that ain’t outof the question of course the druids loyalty would probably be in underselling the problem if there is one.
    Since thier interets is probably in protecting thier clan, and not Ronen.
    So they’er good for secrecy in not telling the senate, but they’re kinda bad if you need to tell the senate :P
    Calim Gorn:That can be something to keep Ellenya calm too, like don’t worry we got this shit covered, we got a Witcher and some Druids to hunt these assholes down, don’t need to go alerting the whole senate about it
    DM:Yeah I mean Ellenya is mostly worried about her own safety. Earth demons are scary shit and she already got earth rot once.
    Not to mention their potenial for mass terrorism if they start polluting the water supplies with Nuumian (another thing mainland Ronen isn’t equipped to handle)
    Though granted the Earth demons haven’t actually done that anywhere yet… though it’s sorat one of those proposed theorized terrorist tactics they could employ.
    So that’s why Ellenya is notably worried since full scale war is coming, so who knows what atrocities they’re planning onunleashing.
    Calim Gorn:Heh
    DM:So you wnated to fast forward to the sitdown with Angelus?
    Or you got more to plan/discuss IC?
    Geralt:i think that is enough, when will i have a chance to go gather support?
    Calim Gorn:I’m okay with moving on to Angelus
    Figure we can call our Druid in after that
    Might want to trave to Yt to make the request in person
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    Angelus is waiting for you as Adron promised… and you’re shown into a private conference room… Angelus has replced his usual more military looking gear with a formal expensive business suit.
    There’sa nother man with dark hair to his right… seated beside him
    Alyssa Toress:“greetings angelus thank you for meeting with us”
    “and who is your friend?”
    DM:The other man wears a suit similar to Angelus, though has a bit more of a refined look to it.. like he’s more used to it, where Angelus seems a bit uncomfortable in the formal attire…
    Calim Gorn:Zack? lol
    DM:Anyone wtih knowledge business or insight can make a roll on him.
    Bessar Metochian:“I am Bessar Metochian… another employee under Adron who supervised some of the operations Mr. Osoloran was involved in.”
    Calim Gorn:Probably the company lawyer
    Oh, so Tseng
    DM:From what Calim can get, he might well be some kind of company lawyer or other administrative type.
    Alyssa Toress:“i hope you understand the need for this there is just some concern about earth demons appearing in ronen and we need to do our due diligince on the matter”
    Bessar Metochian:“Of course, Senator Kortarian perfectly understands the need for an investigation, which is why he was hoping we could get this matter cleared up quickly to move onto the more important events of the war.”
    Alyssa Toress:“of course”
    “could you describe the methods and and timing in which you detected the incursions that your team was at?”
    Bessar Metochian:“I can handle this question… Mr. Osoloran is a field operative, and is not privy on all our intelligence gathering methods as I am.”
    “As you know. Adron Futuristics is researching the latest in anti-Earth Demon technologies, as such we were conducting a test of one of our new seismic sensor modules and happened to pick up unusual signatures near Saerlon.”
    “We had thought to only detect screamers, however this was not the case.”
    Alyssa Toress:“could your sensors tell they were not screamers or did you evaluate that when on the scene?”
    Bessar Metochian:“Our sensor data highly suggested the presence of non-standard Earth Demons.”
    Alyssa Toress:“so you decided to dispatch angelus team?”
    Bessar Metochian:“Yes, the prsence of such an unknown potential threat warranted a specialist team.”
    Calim Gorn:“Isn’t it pointless to test your sensors if you know there’s nothing for them to pick up? Are Screamers really a reliable enough presence that you could be assured of finding them?”
    Alyssa Toress:(tab do some questions for a bit i gotta get more ice)
    Calim Gorn:(Heh okay)
    Bessar Metochian:“It is a matter of testing their effective depth through mutliple types of materials.”
    Calim Gorn:“But still, you have to have a signal for them to find in order to perform a successful test.”
    “You have to know there’s something there to know that the sensors are picking it up, yes?”
    Bessar Metochian:“Well not exactly…the sensors detect motion under ground, such as an earth demon burrowing. They’ll detect screamers if they’re sufficiently close by.”
    “Obviously the greater range we can manage, the more useful the sensor. Adron Futuristics always tries to be on the cutting edge.”
    Calim Gorn:“But how would you differentiate this motion from something like, say, the vibrations from a lightning carriage travelling nearby? Or an airship flying low?”
    Alyssa Toress:ask the usgs
    DM:Adron tower by the way is super busy today as well probably filling all the incoming orders for his new tech… a lot probably going to the guild of swords and put directly into the war effort.. likely before a big offensive everyone kows is coming soon…
    Bessar Metochian:“Well by position of course… if it’s on the surface, then it’s probably not an earth demon.”
    Calim Gorn:“The problem with your story the way I see it, is that without a known standard to calibrate your sensors towards, how do you know they’re really that accurate?”
    “How do you know you didn’t just happen to get lucky?”
    Bessar Metochian:“Well then we’re the luckiest people in Ronen, happening to find the first intelligent Earth Demons on record on Balaras.”
    Alyssa Toress:i am just gonna assume they have a way and not ask T to come up with an explanation how seismic sensors work
    Calim Gorn:“Indeed… Quite a coincidence, don’t you think?”
    “It almost sounds too unlikely to believe.”
  • Bessar Metochian gives Calim an odd look.
    Bessar Metochian:“A coincidence that our sensors detected an earth demon and it turned out to be an earth demon? I call that science.”
    Calim Gorn:(Do I get the impression that I’m making this guy nervous like I’m getting at something he’d rather keep hidden?)
    DM:You think he’s mostly just anoyed at you
    For wasting his time… heh.
    Calim Gorn:“I’m just wondering where that Earth Demon came from in the first place… They’re only supposed to be on Yindae after all.”
    DM:Though clearly he does seem to want to get this meeting over with… though he’s pretty stonefaced about it as far as letting oiut any obvious deceptions… then again if you were going to cover up something, you’d probably call in a slick coprorate bullshitter.
    Calim Gorn:“Yet it just happened to be there on Balaras, and just happened to be in the path of your sensor, and you just happened to have a team to dispatch after it.”
    Geralt:so is only the lawyer doing all the talking?
    Bessar Metochian:“That’s a mystery to us as well.. unfortunately our sensors are not quite that precise.”
    (Yeah thus far, cause he’s asking about sensor stuff which a field operative doesn’t know about)
  • Calim Gorn glances at Angelus to see if he might show any reaction
    Alyssa Toress:“can you tell us what the first tunnel was like when you arrived angelus”
  • Angelus Osoloran takes a moment to look towards Bessar and Bessar nods to him then he speaks.
    Angelus Osoloran:"The first tunnel was rather cramped, definitely created by Nuumian magic, our Nuumian sensors could detect it when we got close enough. "
    “After the tunnel there were at least three Earth Demons there.”
  • Angelus Osoloran looks to Bessar who nods again.
    Angelus Osoloran:“And the captive girl.”
    “Defenses on the tunnel were minimal, no wards to try to collapse it, and minimal difficulty getting in.”
    Alyssa Toress:“was the girl restrained in any way by the demons?”
    Angelus Osoloran:“I didn’t see any physical restraints, but escape wouldn’t have been possible.”
    “There’s no way she could have outrun the earth demons before they sealed the tunnel or grabbed her.”
    “And one was standing guard at the entrance.”
    Alyssa Toress:“and what methods did you use to dispose of them?”
    Angelus Osoloran:“The one standing guard had already wounded the sister of an imbued.”
    “I used an Aela burst spear as my primary weapon to vanquish two of the Earth demons.”
    “The third escaped, then I proceeded to detonate a Nuumian cleansing explosive.”
    Alyssa Toress:“were any members of the team injured or contract nuumenian poisoning?”
    Bessar Metochian:“The explosive in question is still in development… though it is designed to detoxify an area of Nuumian. To prevent it from poisoning the people with Earth Rot.”
    Angelus Osoloran:“Due to the small size of the tunnel. I proceeded alone. And I was not infected by Earth Rot.”
    Alyssa Toress:“okay so then you extracted the girl to a hospital?”
  • Angelus Osoloran looks again to Bessar.
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Bessar Metochian:“The girl was deemed an acceptable loss to avoid causiung mass panic.”
    “Judging by the fact that you haven’t informed the Ronen senate… I assume you’d agree with our attempts to keep the incident quiet.”
    Calim Gorn:“I don’t agree with slaughtering innocent people. But I guess Angelus can just say he was following orders.”
    Alyssa Toress:“so afterwards you returned to the headquarters?”
    Angelus Osoloran:“We returned to base in a covert manner.”
    Alyssa Toress:“okay”
    “did you take any special preperations after the mission?”
    “did you consider it possible that there would be more incidents?”
    Bessar Metochian:“After the mission, Senator Kortarian decided it was prudent to increase our scanning efforts in Balaras. So yes, we did increase our scan range, which led to the second incident.”
    “As I understand your group was present for that one.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yes we also detected the activity”
    Calim Gorn:“Where were the scanners you used to pick up this incident located?”
    Bessar Metochian:“Yes, unforunatetly given that the witness survived due to the intervention of Justinia Lastrium… there are forces that know about this incident.. and we had to move faster than ever to keep thiss under wraps.”
    “The exact positions of our sensors and facilities is proprietary information that I don’t deem relevant to this investigation.”
    Geralt:((afk a moment))
    Bessar Metochian:“Needless to say we were able to locate the incursion, as evident by the presence of Angelus and his team.”
    Alyssa Toress:“and you used this second incursion to test new weapons?”
    Bessar Metochian:“We tested expiremental weaponry in both incidents.”
    Alyssa Toress:“was the second incident harder from a combat point of view?”
    Bessar Metochian:“The prototype breaching grenade was used to assist in the rescue of Princess Alyssa when she was trapped by one of the earth demons.”
    “Yes, we suffered significant losses, as I’m sure you witnessed.”
    “And the Earth demon threat was not completely elimianted.”
    Calim Gorn:“Were you testing anything other than weapons?”
    Bessar Metochian:“Well there were a number of devices being tested. I assure you that all of them were being explored for their value in military operations.”
    Calim Gorn:“It seemed as though at least one of those devices didn’t function as anticipated from what we overheard.”
    Bessar Metochian:“Yes, as you may have noticed the breaching grenade was not shown off at our exhibit… after it’s somewhat poor performance we deemed it unready for mass release.”
  • Calim Gorn smirks, “That’s not what I’m referring to.”
    Bessar Metochian:“This is a natural part of the R&D process at Adron Futuristics to ensure we provide our customers with state-of-the-art equipment.”
    “Well perhaps you could be more specific.”
    Calim Gorn:“Perhaps you could. One of Angelus’s men remarked that an experiment was being conducted at the site when we encountered them. Seems odd that you’d call Earth Demon extermination an experiment.”
    Bessar Metochian:“Well as I said before, there was a lot of expiremental technology being utilized, so it’s possile he was simply referring to that.”
    Calim Gorn:“Well then Angelus, perhaps you could answer how the Earth Demons were able to set a trap for you?”
    “That sort of thing usually requires them to know you’re coming, doesn’t it?”
    Angelus Osoloran:“We responded the last time they came near the surface, I believe they were hoping we would do the same a second time.”
    Alyssa Toress:“but there was no survivors from the first attack”
    Angelus Osoloran:“One of the Earth demons did manage to escape in the first battle.”
    “I killed two fo the three that I saw.”
    DM:Angelus shows a bit of anxiety as he’s mentioning that bit and this line of questioning.. you’re not sure if he’s exactly lying or it just makes him nervous.
    Calim Gorn:“So you believe they knowingly set a trap for whomever might come wandering in after just their second surface incursion?”
    “You really think they’re that intelligent?”
    Bessar Metochian:“Truth be told.. this is a lot of speculation by those who are not experts in Earth Demon psychology.”
    Calim Gorn:“I’m not asking you, sir.”
  • Bessar Metochian shakes his head to Angelus as if telling him not to answer.
    Bessar Metochian:“That question would require speculationon the part of someone without the proper expertise.”
    Calim Gorn:“Angelus is a solider, I think he has plenty of expertise as far as how to fight battles and the tactics used in setting ambushes for the enemy.”
    Bessar Metochian:“Imperial tactics perhaps, but not Earth Demon tactics.”
    “Speculating on what the Earth Demon’s purpose might have been seems to be an unfruitful exercise which will likely only lead to more wild conclusions.”
    Calim Gorn:“Earth demons can sense vibrations from surface creatures, they would have known they were emerging in an uninhabited area.”
    “So why would they feel the need to set a trap?”
  • Calim Gorn ignores the warrior and focuses on Angelus
    Calim Gorn:“What do you think, Angelus?”
    Bessar Metochian:“We don’t know it was a trap… truth be told.”
    Calim Gorn:“Oh, I think Angelus knows.”
    “He said as much.”
    Bessar Metochian:“Well I’ms ure it appeared to be a trap in his opinion.”
    “But opinion and fact are two different things…”
  • Angelus Osoloran remains quiet but is noticeably more uncomfortable.
    Calim Gorn:“Are you really going to let this corporate bullshit-meister tell you what you saw out there, Angelus?”
    Angelus Osoloran:“It looked like a trap to me.”
  • Calim Gorn smiles, “No further questions on my end.”
  • Bessar Metochian looks at Angelus, visibly upset with him.
    Bessar Metochian:“Disregard what he said… I wouldnt want that being taken out of context until we learn the truth of what happened there.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, yes, of course…”
    “We know better than to take the opinion of a lowly soldier at face value after all, right dear?”
  • Calim Gorn gives Angelus a knowing look as he says that
    Bessar Metochian:“I think this meeting is over.”
    Alyssa Toress:“thank you for your time”
  • Bessar Metochian stands up and gestures for Angelus to do the same.
    Bessar Metochian:“Senator Kortarian hopes that you don’t press this matter further in the goal of suppressing undue panic.”
    Calim Gorn:“We’ll be in touch.”
    Bessar Metochian:“Of course.. in the meantime Angelus is needed on duty in case there are further incidents.”
    Calim Gorn:“Of course… Far be it from us to keep the Senator’s premier clean-up man from his duties.”
    DM:Alright so that meeting concludes.. what you want to do now?
    Alyssa Toress:i dunno go to YT?
    DM:As I said earlier the place is very busy and frantic with people apparently working to complete orders and such.
    The airship docks are kinda clogged up wiht a lot of traffic.
    Geralt:how long it take to get to Yt?
    DM:But a lo tof those ships are going to Yt so you could hitch a ride.
    Since they’re a lot carrying military cargo.
    Alyssa Toress:man i need to get a private airship
    DM:Fortaunnteyl you want to fly into a warzone.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah might as well hitch a ride since we need to talk to Meerin
    And I can maybe send a message off while we’re en route to request seismic sensors and some men to deploy them
    DM:Okay you catch a ride on one of the guild of Swords airships going that route… and you want to use their comms on the waay?
    Calim Gorn:Oh, hell no, not their comms
    DM:heh okay.
    Guess you’ll wait till you get to Hydra territory.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    Hopefully Gorn has a secure uplink set up there
    Since there’s a couple family members there and all
    DM:Your accomdations aren’t great, they basicall ypout you up in a barracks with some other soldiers, it was the best thy could manage since it’s basically carrying troops and cargo.
    So it’s not really designed as a passenger ship.
    While there though… Calim does get approached by one of the soldiers… low rank by the look on his insignia…
    Soldier:“Hello Sir… I was wondering if I could have ask a question.”
    DM:He’s pretty young, maybe 20 to 23 or so…
    Calim Gorn:“Hm? Very well… What’s your name, soldier?”
    Soldier:“Sergeant Xenus sir.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Calim Gorn:“Go ahead, Sergeant.”
  • Calim Gorn wonders what this random soldier wants with him…
    Sergeant Xenus:“Sir, I heard you visited Ealia recently…. and there were some rumors about.. .Earth Demons.”
    “My family lives there, I wanted to know if you knew anything.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Sergeant Xenus:“Some of the bards say you were sent to check it out.”
    DM:Ealia btw was where the ambush happened, the second earth demon incident.
  • Calim Gorn smirks… “You believe everything the bards say?”
    Calim Gorn:“I hear they say a lot of colorful things about me.”
    Sergeant Xenus:“Well.. this story seemed a little more legitmate… they say there was a similar incident in Saerlon… are the Earth demons attacking us in Ronen?”
  • Calim Gorn shakes his head, “No, they aren’t. Don’t worry about your family right now. You need to take care of yourself where you’re going.”
    DM:I’ll give you a deception check on that.
    Calim Gorn:I’ll spend my Luck on this if it’s a shitty result, heh
    Yeah spending Luck
    DM:heh you call upon your reserves of heroism and lie like a champ.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:He seems convinced anyway.
    Okay the rest of the joureny passed without incident…
    Calim Gorn:No that would have been a Hero point =P
    That’s why I used Luck =P
    DM:oh right heh…
    Good point :P
    Okay the rtest of the journey passes by as you arrive in Aontas, Hydra Clan territory. It’s changed since the last you visited… at least since war was declared as you see there’s rapid efforst to construct fortifications and new structures here and there… being an odd mix of technology levels.
    It looks that Meerin decided to give the Templar, House Gorn and the guild of swords a pretty free reign to construct srtuctures and set up facilities.
  • Calim Gorn seems excited as they arrive, as if he’s looking forward to it
  • Geralt diembarks and goes to look for Meerin
    Calim Gorn:“Wow, things have changed a lot since we were last here.”
    DM:You head over to Meerin’s home whcih has appaerntly seen some upgrades… including what you see as a long-ranged Aela communicator… probably so he can handle business in Aylanae from the ground here.. and keep upo with the latest reports… Meerin himself just gets out of the door to his communciations room, hsi face shows a lot of stress to it.. probably from all the demands and events that have been happening.
    Geralt:“Greetings Meerin.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Geralt, you’ve returned!”
    Geralt:“Yes, for a short stay.”
    “Do you have time to meet with us or are you busy?”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“The Guild is going to launch the first counterstrike in a few days after they get in some new weapons. Yes I want to hear what you found out about Adron… he seems to be selling the best in weapons and detection equipment. Though I wanted to hear your take on him before we commit any of our resources to it.”
    Alyssa Toress:i mean honestly his weapons seem good?
    Geralt:“Are these quarters still private enough for our conversations?”, as Geralt looks at all the communication equipment."
    ((remember Geralt is not into all this fancy tech
    Meerin of the Hydra:“To be honest I’m not sure.. I had this installed to make sure I could keep up with what is going on…”
    Geralt:((so he not really trust that someone can’t listen in))
    Meerin of the Hydra:“I can’t afford to be kept in dark in these times.”
    Geralt:Aela hackers
    Meerin of the Hydra:(Yeah Meerin doesn’t really know tech well either, but he’s more adoptive of it.)
    Calim Gorn:“Only the person using the Aela Communicator can be heard on the other end… They don’t pick up background noise.”
    DM:Oh did calim go with him or was it just Geralt?
    I figured Calim was off doing his own thing
    Calim Gorn:I assumed I was there but I dunno if Geralt would want me along or not
    If not then I definitely have something else to do lol
    Geralt:he doesn’t care
    if you wanted to come he wouldn’t care
    DM:heh okay, well I guess Geralt takes all of you along then.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Best we talk in private anyway…”
    Geralt:“Yes, I agree. This is a sensitive matter we wish to discuss.”
    DM:He mvoes to another room whcih granted isn’t really the greatest for privacy, the clans haven’t really set up the sort of paranoia based securities against spying that most of the other places have.
  • Calim Gorn nods, “As you wish, Chieftain. I can attend to other matters while you speak with Geralt.”
    Geralt:((i think he was refering to away from the gear))
    Meerin of the Hydra:(Yeah it was getting away from the comms)
    Calim Gorn:(Ah okay, never mind that then)
    Meerin of the Hydra:(House Gorn and the Hydra clan are allied so he’s not against you)
    DM:He sits down at a basic wooden table… this room devoid of any magitech.
  • Geralt follows Meerin to the more scure area.
    Geralt:“How did you know we had been to Ronen to see Adon?”, he starts out casually.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“That large contraption in the other room has its uses.”
    “As I said I’ve tried to keep up with what’s going on.”
    Geralt:“Well the equipment was demonstrated and it certainly seemed useful in the controlled arena.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“It was a good idea, to see what kinds of things we could benefit from. President Lastar of the Guild of Swords seems Adron’s contraptions are worth much.”
    Geralt:“How it fares in the field in real situations is unknown.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“But whether they could benefit us I do not know.”
    Calim Gorn:“They appeared effective from the demonstrations I’ve seen.”
    Geralt:“That is partly why we came, the testing of the equipment in the field.”
    “This needs to be kept to the upmost secrecy, just we, Adon, and the templars know about what I’m going to tell you.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“I understand. We are your people and we share and protect your secrets.”
    Geralt:“There has been some earth demon activity in Ronen. We were sent there to investigate rumors and it turns out they are true. The question in our minds though is the circumstances surrounding the events.”
    “Both times Adon’s men were involved. They discount it as luck and fortunate circumstances. We wonder though if there is more behind it.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Earth Demons in Ronen? And Adron behind it?”
    Calim Gorn:“We have no proof yet that Adron is directly involved… But yes, we have encountered Earth Demons, and men working for Adron have been battling them.”
    Geralt:“We will soon be returnign to Ronen to lok into this some more but we were hoping to acquire the aid of a druid or two in tracing the earth demon prescence.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“You think they came from Tinigath? Or you believe them to be natives of the continent of Balaras?”
    Geralt:“We are wanting to kep this quiet and not bring any undue attention to the matter for fear that a panick in Ronen would cause disaster for the clans here in Yt.”
    Calim Gorn:“We don’t yet know enough to say for certain. Personally, I believe it’s possible Adron may have devised some sort of machine to summon them from the depths of the Earth… But again, we have no evidence to support that conjecture.”
    “But yes, if word of this gets out in Ronen then they will likely pull the Guild of Swords out of Yt and leave the clans vulnerable, and we do not want that to happen.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Yes I can undestand the need for discretion.”
    Geralt:“Fortunately Adron is also desiring to keep things quiet. I’m sure the fect that we found out is too public for him.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Meerin of the Hydra:“If they are from Tinigath, then destructon could be their goal.. or to incite the very panic we intend to prevent.”
    Calim Gorn:“Though if they are from Tinigath, that also raises the question of how they got to Baralas.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Of course, if they are native of Balaras, then it is possible they have not been corrupted as the Tinigath Earth Demons have.”
    Calim Gorn:Balaras* yeah
    Meerin of the Hydra:“The druids do not believe that all Earth Spirits are evil as the empire believes… we have long believed that Earth Spirits rest beneath all the continents.”
    “That they work in concert with humanity… striving for a balance. It is only the spirits of TInigath that are innately hostile, who have been corrupted by their desire for worshippers and hatred of the air.”
    Geralt:“The earth demons we encountered were every bit as viscious. Hachi, fell to one of them and was partially restored, but he will no longer be with us.”
    Calim Gorn:“Perhaps they were only acting in self-defense though…”
    “It is too bad none of us know their language… Hm…”
    Geralt:It is likely. Adron was most likely provokign them to test his gear if we believe correctly.’
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Their language is not known to you… though there are traditions passed among the druids considered unpopular among the rest of the empire.”
    “You have shared a secret with me.. may I trust a secret of my own with you?”
    (He seems to direct that question more towards Calim than Geralt)
    Geralt:“you may.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Calim Gorn:“I am a man of honor. I will keep whatever secret you entrust to me.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“The Hydra clan has long had a tradition of accepting those of many different beliefs… and we do have among us some who the empire would consider traitors. Old druids who still believe in the old ways and preserve some of the old knowledge of the old rituals to speak to the spirits of the earth.”
    Calim Gorn:(Man I’m gonna get so many new mines for Tharian… j/k)
    Meerin of the Hydra:“If communication is your wish… I know of one that may be able to help… if on the other hand you wish to find them to eradicate them, I can supply you with a druid whose loyalties are not quite as questionable.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm…”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Geralt has spent his life studying the ways of monsters… and I shall trust his judgment on which path is best.. you were there, so you know more than I.”
    Calim Gorn:“If they are not truly hostile towards us and are only being incited by Adron then I would not wish to see them destroyed… For it is not their fault what has happened.”
    “But we may have no choice with the eyes of the Empire on us.”
    Geralt:“I say we try to talk with them first. At least learn of their intentions. If we need to move to erradication then we can go that route later.”
    “Empire aside, it is better to avoid further agressions on another front if possible.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“I can get in touch with this druid, but should I send him with you, I require your oaths that you shall do your best to protect him no matter what, unless he outright betrays you. I have given him my word that the Clan shall protect him so long as he takes no direct action against us.”
    Geralt:“We will use the means at our disposal in this investigation.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Geralt:“You have my word. This man will come to o harm by my doing.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra looks to Calim seeming to want him to actively speak the words.
    Calim Gorn:“I shall not betray this man so long as he aids us, by my honor.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“I cannot guarantee his help but he will not act against you. He has no love of the empire, but I believe he will help to maintain a peace.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Calim Gorn:“I understand.”
    “To tell the truth, I have little love for the empire myself, haha.”
  • Calim Gorn cracks a joke to try to lighten the mood
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Some would consider you traitors for even considering this sort of approach. Keep that in mind before you tell anyone what you’re doing.”
    “I shall send out a bird to carry a message to him… hopefulyl we will recieve his response in a day.”
    Calim Gorn:“Very well, we will await word from you.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Until then you can stay here… though the place is a bit more crowded than usual with all the recent activity, not that we are complaning. We are thankful for the assiance House Gorn has provided, as well as the rest of the empire.”
    DM:So you guys gonna stay stationed there?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, might as well
    DM:Calim perhaps sneaks off in the mdidle of the night…
    Calim Gorn:There ain’t no perhaps about that, lol
    DM:The place btw is a lot less peaceful than when you visited befoer, the sounds of airships, structures being constructed with tools magitech and mundane… and even magitech armor walking around, mostly assisting in construction.
  • Calim Gorn goes to find Laventa after the meeting with Meerin
    DM:It’s a totally different town then when you last visited…. there’s even a group of warriors from Makoro, though you’re not sure what thier sttory is.. perhaps a group of samurai that got lost from thier main fleet.
    Yeah heh… Calim goes over to meet with Laventa.. wasn’t sure if there was anything you anted to actively discuss with her or if it’s just a purely social visit.
    Calim Gorn:Pretty much a social visit, checking on her well-being and such
    And maybe making arrangements for a more illicit rendezvous later
    Also doing my best to avoid Jaxim, cuz fuck that guy
    DM:Yeah Jaxim got stationed elsewhere, closer to the front lines.
    Calim Gorn:Heh okay
    DM:heh well I figured you were gonna sneak off to have sex somewhere… I just meant like there wasn’t any plans you were discussing :P
    by social visit, I meant sexual lol.
    Calim Gorn:Oh lol
    Yeah I mean it’s been a while, so…
    DM:heh okay.
    I sorta assumed that big.
    Of course.. if Herlock si around he did say Alyssa was gonna try to follow you… so…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Well if I know she’s following me I ain’t gonna chance her finding out
    DM:Not sure if he’s actually there though
    if he’s not there.. I’ll say Alyssa dropped thee balla t the time too, she fell asleep instead of watching.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Yeah I mean I can always wait until she falls asleep or whatever
    DM:Or she was so enraptured by a beautifuly butterfly her attention shook.
    Calim Gorn:Haha
    Alyssa Toress:nah i aint gonna follow
    i am too tired
    to do that
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:okay heh…Alyss acalls it a night early making it easy for Calim to sneak off.
    Okay… so next day.. if you’re okay with fast forwarding to Meerins next response
    Calim Gorn:Sure
    Meerin of the Hydra:“In the nature of peace he will hear you… he shall be waiting for you to arrive in Elwhenae and shall make contact with you shortly after you get there.”
    “There hould be an airship leaving for there in an hour.”
    Geralt:“Thank you for your trust and assistance.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Make sure he comes home safely… he may be considered an enemy to the empire by many, but he is still Hydra.”
    Calim Gorn:“We will do our best to ensure that he comes to no harm.”
    DM:Unless there’s more to discuss you hop the airship for Elwhenae…
    The trip goes by without incident… as you arrive at a much more basic tribal town, more akin to what you’re used to from Yt…. the airship doesn’t even have a dock to land so you’re forced to hover some time away and lower down via ladders or simply jump if you’ve got a means of flight/hovering.
  • Calim Gorn glides down with his Skystrike Cloak
    DM:It doesn’t take you too long before a younger man approaches you and leads you off into one of the nearby hill-caves… the place is rather well hidden with vegetation and you’d have no idea anyone lives in the cave if he didn’t show it to you.
    Assuming you want to go in there?
    Calim Gorn:I’ll let Geralt take the lead
    DM:The cave is pretty dark though most of you can see pretty easily, the iniial bit seems natyural but as you get deeper inside… the place definiteyl shows signs of being shaped by druidic magic (well Geralt can see that, Calim not so much)
    Geralt:“Hello, I’m Geralt and this is my companion, Calim.”
  • Calim Gorn bows respectfully
    DM:You enter to find an older man, probably about 80-90 years old…. he’s seated on a rouglhy chair shaped rock…
    Laaza:“Greetings, I am Laaza. You must be the imbued that Meerin tells me about.”
    Geralt:“Thank you for seeing us.”
    “I am Geralt and this is Calim.”
    Calim Gorn:“Greetings, Laaza.”
    Laaza:“I have heard that you have come to me in the name of peace… I would not have believed it from any of the imperials… but Meerin tells me otherwise.”
    “He had the chance once to turn me in and have me executed, but he chose differently.”
    Geralt:“We are not your typical Imperial. As you can plainly see I am a Witcher.”
    Calim Gorn:“I simply wish to avoid any further conflict if it can be done.”
    Geralt:“We have come to you because we were told you can communicate with the Earth Demons.”
    Laaza:“Yes a hunter of monsters… a killer… and an imbued.”
    “Ha Demons! That what they’re teling you fools?”
    Geralt:"We have discovered some and wish to know their intentions and the reason for their appearance.’
    “It is the common name given to them by everyone, even our own people. No matter what they really are. They can be simple elementals for all I care.”
    Laaza:"The demons are the ones in the flying city of yours… "
    Calim Gorn:“I won’t argue that point.”
    Geralt:“I have not come to recieve a lecture. The fact that we are here before yo and did not just go on the warpath should show you our intentions.”
    ‘This sighting was not in Yt."
    Laaza:“Ah…. so the others have awakened?”
    Geralt:“We believe they may be provoked and want to avoid any undue conflict.”
    “Awakened, already there, pissed off…. this is what we want you to find out byspeaking with them.”
    Calim Gorn:"Yes… We still don’t know if they are from Tinigath or if they were beneath Balaras all along."
    Laaza:“Likely beneath Balaras all along… the Earth Spirits are everywhere.”
    Calim Gorn:“I see… All the more reason to avoid undue conflict.”
    Geralt:“Yes, by why have they come to the surface to reveal themselves? One account actually reported them taking a girl captive, but also caring for her and she was not hurt nor infected. Unfortunately a military group waged war on them and we do not want this to escalate.”
    Laaza:"The old stories, the kind your empire would have you forget, speak of a time when the Earth Spirits worked with the people. "
    “When disaster struck…. the people of Therin sought shelter within the earth.”
    “Such stories have been turned to blasphemy now by that accursed empire.”
    Calim Gorn:“Perhaps with your help we can begin to make them see that the old stories are not the blasphemy they believe them to be.”
    Geralt:“The air and the earth do not mix, much like fore and water. This does not mean that they have to fight though.”
    Laaza:“I thionk those that know the truth seek to suppress it.”
    Calim Gorn:“Perhaps so… I am curious to hear your version of things.”
    Geralt:“Supression of knowledge is often for the gain of those who suppress it.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Calim Gorn:“It’s certainly true that the Templar only care for those who worship their goddess.”
    “But I care not for the Templar or their goddess. I only want to keep the conflict that ravages over this land from spreading to another.”
    Laaza:“If you seek peace, I can attempt it, but know that I shall not aid in spreading lies of the empire.”
    Calim Gorn:“I would not ask such of you. We only wish to communicate with the earth spirits and find out what has roused them from the depths of Balaras, if that is truly where they come from.”
    “And if the reason for their awakening is the doing of one of our own then we will see it stopped.”
    Laaza:“Very well… I suppose I can make one last journey to Balaras before I die.”
    “Both of you enver forget… as much as you think that empire of yours has made you one with the air… in the end, all humans come to rest in the earth.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Calim Gorn:“They say we are created from dust, and to dust we shall return.”
    DM:okay so he’ll go with you.. we can FF the trip a bit..
    He’s rather erluctant to get on the airship but eventually witth some convincing he does get on it…. though he clearly hates the thing.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Where did you want to take him in Ronen btw?
    Calim Gorn:Hm
    DM:Could go to Trisemmon (Adron’s City), or to Searlon or Ealia where the other earth demons were… or could try a new spot
    Calim Gorn:Oh yeah btw while we were at the main Hydra city I could have sent the communication out to request those seismic sensors and shit
    DM:okay where did you want to send em?
    Calim Gorn:I want them mainly around Trisemmon, trying to find any underground caverns or activity there
    DM:heh okay. keep in mind the seismic sensors mainly just detect vibrations or motions underground, tehy won’t detect open spaces necessarily.
    Calim Gorn:Heh okay
    DM:It’s more like if someone is tunneling, mining, burrowing, etc.
    So sensors to Trisemmon and druid is going where?
    Geralt:our last sighting?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s what I was thinking
    It’s away from civilization and if anybody comes out to say hi it’ll hopefully take a while for Adron’s goons to show up
    DM:okay so going to that forest in Ealia where the last pit was?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    DM:The current airship you’re on isn’t going there, but you could use your imperial authority to redirect it, of course dong so could draw attention or you could try to take the slower route of trying to take connecting flights.
    Course that’d probably cost you a half day or day depending…
    Calim Gorn:Will take the slower route, don’t want to draw any attention
    DM:The ship is goinbg to Norst… and you end up having to take the windrider (magitech train) to Ealia from theere. though at least you think you haven’t brought up much attetnion…
    Laaza speaks t you as you’re goiong to start heading into the forest.
    Laaza:“There is one request I have of you…. leave your weapons here in the city.”
    “If your intentions are truly peaceful then you shall not need them.”
  • Calim Gorn raises an eyebrow
    Calim Gorn:“What if the earth spirits’ intentions are not peaceful?”
    “Plus there is the fact that Meerin charged us with protecting your life, and that is difficult to do unarmed.”
    Geralt:“Also there are the others that came here to do battle with the Earth Spirits, If they are present they may wish to silence us.”
    Laaza:“Part of the old rites is putting my faith in the Earth Spriits, calling on the old pacts between man and the earth.”
    “If they wish me dead.. then so be it…”
    “I cannot guarantee your safety either, but it is the risk of peace.”
    “They already do not trust your kind, they can sense the air about you. You must give them reason to trust.”
  • Calim Gorn frowns…
    Calim Gorn:“Well, we’ve come this far I suppose.”
    I’ll rent a safe deposit box at a bank and leave my gun and sword in it
    Geralt:i’ll place my swords there too i guess, grudgingly
    Calim Gorn:Pause—>Menu—>Save
    DM:heh oaky.. yeah youcan leave it at an inn room or what not.
    or get a deposit box too
    So I’ll assume you guys stow your gear and proceed out there… it’s some distance so you have to rent a whilrwind wagon (or have a very long walk)
    Geralt:wil get a wagon
    DM:So you make it out into the forest…
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, wagon
    Let the old man complain if he wants
    DM:Returning to about where things happened before..
    Geralt:i do have my potions though
    just weapons left
    DM:Yeah I assumed you were leaving behind weapons only.
    Laaza:“Very well I shall begin one of the old rites.. and we will see if they answer.”
    DM:He grabs his old gnarled staff (though clearly an item of power Geralt thinks, despite its odl appearance)
    And he starts to chant in a language unfamiliar with all of you… it sdounds almost inhuman as he speaks…
    Calim Gorn:(Sounds like what we heard the Earth Demons speaking in?)
    DM:And he pounds his staff against the ground in some kind of rhythmn…
    It could be the same language.. you’re not sure, it’s tough to tell since his voice is a human tongue and their vocies were way different sounding.
    But he could be doing a human interpretation of thier odd language.
  • Calim Gorn waits nervously, glancing around and hoping nobody is watching
    DM:Geralt’s medallion starts to vibrate amongst the present of magic.
    For about 15 minutes he does the awwkard looking chant… and pounds his staff.. sweat coming down from his face…. Then finallyyou feel a rumbling in the ground under you…
    Calim Gorn:“I assume that’s them…”
    DM:Emerging from the ground is a stone man with ruby-like eyes…
    A second one emerges behind him…
    Laaza kneels in front of them… speaking something in that strange language…
    Calim Gorn:(Same kind as what we fought before?)
    DM:Yeah they’re the same type
  • Calim Gorn observes, trying not to do anything that might provoke them
    DM:The stone beings seem to eye’s hard to tell with the pupilless eyes though wheere they’re actually looking
    Though one speaks in the rumbling tone to him…
    And Laaza responds… you’re not quite sure how it’s going….the earth demons aren’t giving up any emotions.
    After some talking back and forth Laaza responds to you
    Laaza:“They’re using a dialect I’m not entirely familiar with. still I should be able to convey somethings to them.”
    Calim Gorn:(lol great)
    “What have they said to you so far?”
    Laaza:“They’re just trying to find out who I am… they’re not from Yindae, as they’re not familiar with druids.”
    Geralt:((It takes a very long time to say something in old nuumian… we have just finished saying hello.))
    Calim Gorn:“I see… Then they are from this continent after all.”
    DM:Speaks some more with the earth demons.
    Geralt:“So the stories are correct, but now why have they come to the surface?”
    to Calim
    Calim Gorn:“Hopefully we can find out…”
    Laaza:“They say that ‘one from the surface’ started this… came into their realm and took something…”
  • Calim Gorn frowns…
    Laaza:“I’m not entirely sure what…”
    Calim Gorn:“Can you ask them to explain what was taken?”
    DM:He speaks a bit with them, they have a back and forth for a while…
    Laaza:“There are some difficulties communicating… But it is something very important.”
    Calim Gorn:“I wonder…”
    Laaza:“I believe they’re suggesting that one from the surface broke into their realm by digging, perhaps mining…”
    Calim Gorn:“The thing that was taken, it was originally beneath this continent?”
    DM:He exchanges a bit.
    Laaza:“Yes… they say it was within their land, which I assume to mean this continent.”
    Calim Gorn:(Can I say I have a map with me?)
    (Like of Ronen)
    Geralt:“Was it the girl?”
    DM:Yeah okay I’ll let you do that. it’s pretty reasonable.
  • Calim Gorn pulls out a map and unfolds it on the ground
    Calim Gorn:“We are here.”
  • Calim Gorn points to their current location
    Calim Gorn:“Where was the thing that was taken?”
    Laaza:“They know little of your maps….they are tools for beings of the surface.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, I suppose that’s true… I apologize.”
    DM:Hye speaks a bit mrope with them…
    Laaza:“If I undersand correctly, the girl was an attempt to communicate… they wre trying to teach her their language.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, I see… They wanted an emissary to try to establish peaceful communication, so that they could seek out the thing that was taken from them?”
    Laaza:“They intended to deliver a warning to the surface… I believe..”
    Calim Gorn:“Ah, I see…”
    Laaza:“To cease taking whatever it is that’s being taken.”
    Geralt:“Do they know who took it?”
    DM:He speaks with them some.
    Laaza:“I believe what they’re saying translates roughly to ‘of the air’…. so an imbued likely… one of your empire.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Calim Gorn:“The thing that was taken, is it a single unique object? Or is it something common like gold or jewels?”
    Laaza:“It is something very precious to them… what that mgiht be.. I do not know… they use a word roughly translating to ‘world’… though likely used in some form of metaphor…”
    “The proper name for it I do not recognize…”
    Calim Gorn:“Can they show us what it looks like? Perhaps shaping a bit of the dirt?”
    Laaza:“But it something tehy cherish…”
    DM:He speaks back to them.
    Laaza:“I think they said it has no form… they may be referring to a soul.”
    “Or perhaps their own life force.”
  • Calim Gorn frowns…
    DM:He speaks to them some more…
    Laaza:“Tehy were sleeping and they were attacked suddenly…”
    Geralt:“Riddles and more riddles.”
    Calim Gorn:“Ellenya mentioned something about a golem powered by Nuumian… Maybe they’re referring to Adron using Nuumian magic to power his Magitech.”
    Geralt:“Sounds like the work of Adron’s men.”
    Laaza:“They say they do not wish for there to be… I believe it’s their name for fighting or war….”
  • Calim Gorn nods, “We also do not wish for such.”
    Laaza:“But if the surface dwellers do not stop…. death shall follow.”
    DM:He speaks a bit more to them…
    Calim Gorn:“Have their kind been coming to the surface in response to these incursions into their home? They are not being called forth by magic or some device being used by the surface dwellers?”
    Laaza:“We are not their enemy… death… from the sky…”
    DM:He starts to talk again… give me a perception cehck for Geralt.
    Calim Gorn:Hero Point it if you roll low lol
    DM:don’t listen to him, he once hero pointed a sex check.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Geralt’s enhanced hearing can hear the sounds of an airship closing with your position rapidly… it does seem to be slwoing down too… and its travelling pretty low to the ground to try to avoid detection…
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I was afraid of that
    DM:Youv’e got about a round or two before it get there,… it’s moving pretty fast.
    Calim Gorn:Heh damn
    Geralt:“We need to sto now Laaza. Tell them to go. We will contact them later.”
    Calim Gorn:“What is it? Is the response team coming?”
    Geralt:((Do we have any cover in the trees?"
    DM:Yeah there’s some cover, the forest is pretty good.. of course if they’ve got some kind of Aela sensing tech migth be hard to die from that.
    But there’s some good cover from mundane stuff.
    Seems o frantically try to get the message through….
    Do the rest of you want to try to take cover and hide?
    Geralt:If we can get Laaaza withus
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, will grab the old man and drag him towards cover, make diving motions at the Earth Demons or whatever
    DM:Well it’ll probably interrupt him telling them flee heh.
    Iff you just randomly grab him.
    Geralt:will so be it, they get the point
    Calim Gorn:lol hopefully they get the point
    Fly you fools! etc
    DM:heh oaky.. you grab him… I mean he hasn’t really got the chance to respond yet.. this is kinda a pertty isntant reaction.
    So they’d basically just see you say something to him and then grab him and poull him away.
    Calim Gorn:Hm
    Give him a round to respond to them then I guess
    DM:If you wanted him o get his full warning out to them in their tongue ti’ll be tough to grab him suddenyl while that’s happening
    Geralt:well we dive for cover, not really like running away with him
    DM:okay yeah you can take cover yourselves.
    Geralt:with him
    Calim Gorn:“Be quick, Laaza, you must hide. Tell them to flee into the earth.”
    Geralt:grab him, dive for cover, he can still talk from hiding
    DM:ah okay… yeah just saying it’ll interrupt him fro this round as you grab him and dive for cover.
    Calim Gorn:He can hopefully at least start walking for cover or whatever while talking to him
    to them*
    DM:So you’ll basically lose a round there. heh. you coudl start slwoing moving him towards cover as well. Well Geralt is gonna grab him outright and pull him
    Calim Gorn:Heh, need Alyssa to hide us with an illusion or something
    DM:The druids message gets interrupted as you run for cover…. Geralt grabbing the old druid and pulling him into the brush…
    Heh we could wait for Herlock sand stop here
    Getting kinda late anyway.
    Geralt:yeah, 100 already
    Calim Gorn:Geralt could spend a Hero Point for the Fortuitous Terrain thing and have the airship miss us on the initial pass? lol
    Geralt:you really wanting me to spend those HP huh
    DM:Well I’ll let him spend fortituous terrain and say there’s cover really close by.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, it’s what they’re there for
    Geralt:i thought there already was cover nearby
    DM:Well I meant like close enough you coudl just get the guy in without yangking him in there
    Calim Gorn:Just trying to buy us enough time to warn the damn Earth Demons
    It’s gonna be a giant dick move to summon them out here and then get them killed
    DM:I mean there’s cover you can get to in a move action mostly just the matter of getting the druid to cover and getting his message out heh.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh, spend the HP so we can cover and warn in the same round
    Geralt:fine, if it guarantees we have god cover and they miss us on the pass i’ll spend
    DM:well they won’t miss you but you’ll be able to get the message out.
    Mostly it just means you won’t have to interrpt the drui’d’s message
    Calim Gorn:That’s good enough heh
    DM:So you can get the earth demons warned and get him to some bushes
    Calim Gorn:Hopefully we can stealth well enough to stay hidden so long as the Earth Demons are gone
    They won’t be epecting us to be out here
    DM:heh okay. yoiu manage to get the three of you hidden and the earth demons hear the warning, sinking back into the earth, you think they udnerstood…
    And we’ll stop here for now I guess unless you wan tot finish this scene w/o Alyssa.
    Calim Gorn:Nah this is a good spot to stop
Session Log 18

Herlock:hi ladies
Geralt:who you calling LADY, what you think just because I’m a lady bug i’m a GIRL!?
Alyssa Toress:i never saw that movie
what movie is it
Geralt:Bug’s Life
Alyssa Toress:okay
i thnk i saw it once like when it came out
on tv
Start at level three, 20 Point Buy. Two Traits. (Rich Parents Not available) No third party books, unless brought up with me. No psionics, nor gunslingers (not my dealio) 4,000 GP + One magical item under 3,000 GP (Can be weapon, armor, or miscellaneous item like bag of holding)
Tabris:Sef says he’ll be here in a few minutes
Alyssa Toress:is 20 point buy a lot i forget
Tabris:20 point is kinda mediocre
32 point is the max
Geralt:no that is standard-high
Alyssa Toress:25 is max
Tabris:Anything less than 32 is garbage lol
Alyssa Toress:32 doesnt exist
Geralt:15 is standard, 20 is standard-high and 25 is high power
Tabris:Oh right, this is PF
Alyssa Toress:yeah
Tabris:Anything less than 25 is garbage then
Alyssa Toress:i think my elf is asian american
Geralt:i alwasy do 20
so guess i like playing with trash ;)
Alyssa Toress:his parents want him to get a good job and a good wife
Alyssa Toress:and they are so mad at him for only getting into brown
Geralt:what are you talkign about PF for anyway?
Calim Gorn:He joined a PF game
Because he wasn’t getting his fix
Alyssa Toress:8 str, 14 dex, 12 con, 20 int, 7 wis, 12 cha
its on sundays
it doesnt conflict
Geralt:i just can’t believe after so long away from PF and all the alternate systems that i actually remember that crap
Calim Gorn:lol
DM:heh yeah you never forget d20 lol.
That shit is like burned into your brain
So many years of playing it
It’s just a question of which version of d20 you remember lol.
Alyssa Toress:man level 3 thats great
DM:Since I mix up PF/3.5/30 rules.
Alyssa Toress:2nd level spells
i can learn invis and cheese
Geralt:well probaly 3.5/PF the best
i thought cheese was automatic for every character??
Alyssa Toress:nah man it comes extra
Calim Gorn:Never enough cheese
Geralt:all my PF games invariably always had lots of cheese AND wine
DM:heh.. yeah that’s just the way d20 tends to go.
Well I mean RA you kinda gotta expect it, since that game was like… designed to be a killer challenge dugneon
so people gonna bust out the best shit
Serpent’s skull wasn’t really super cheese, that was jut the basic shit really
eventually I’ll have you guys go back to RA and take on Orcus, haha
Calim Gorn:Gonna need to bust out the Pun Pun trick for that
Geralt:the GM will start shooting his NERF gun at you though
working on getting your NPCs on OP… really hope it worth my effort
DM:Well yeah putting NPC bios on OP kinda really depends on the adventure. Like if it’s one of those directed adventures that doesn’t really require any investigation or allow for any plot branches, then probably unneded heh. But if like it’s something where there’s clues we gotta spot then putting the NPCs on there could help a lot.
Big problem with the voice game is you can’t go over any of the logs.
So it’s super easy to miss a detail or something
Geralt:yeah, wish there was a way to transcribe, but no dice.. oh well i like voice and not going away
i can get A LOT more done
and don;t miss stuff as much
just have to excercise your noggins… what would you do at a table game?
Calim Gorn:Take notes lol
Calim Gorn:Hey Sef
Alyssa Toress:hi sef
Geralt:well that what your token notes section for.. or grab a sheet of paper ;)
howdy ho
Alyssa Toress:no thats why i record the entire session and pay someone to transcribe it
manual turk
Calim Gorn:I’ve heard of this thing called paper, supposedly the first roleplayers would use it along with their stone dice and wooden drink cups
Alyssa Toress:di the romans have paper?
Geralt:lol, yeah but before that was stone tablets
Calim Gorn:I think they had like vellum or something
Geralt:that was a pain recording hits on
Alyssa Toress:is hachi still dead
Geralt:he never was dead
yo restored him
Alyssa Toress:i thought he was gonna play a new character or soemthing
DM:Well he was dead for like a minute or so before you ressed him. he was never permadead though.
Yeah he may be getting retired, but not yet anyway.
Alyssa Toress:is hachi still mentally retarded from having his skull crushed
DM:He just has a giant cone on his head for now.
Geralt:and not the dunce cap
DM:heh, well I am stil giving him a few issues from that. basically treated as a new complication that may arise from time to time. He’s not fully recovered yet. So he’s still impaired (-2 to all rolls) for this adventure.
Since it fucked him up pretty good. and he’s got headaches still from that.
Alyssa Toress:hes a football player now
got holes in his brain
hes gonna kill himself and donate his brain to science
try to get football banned
make a movie starring will smith
Calim Gorn:lol
Sefiros:-2 to all rolls eh? cant nerf nat 20s….
Alyssa Toress:that sounds like a nat 18
Sefiros:yeah just make me use 2 d10s
thats your best hope :-p
Sefiros:what about 10d2?
i got 10 quarters laying around
DM:that’d probably be damn good lol.
You’d average a 15 with that and have a minimum of a 10
I’d defintiyl be cool with rolling 10d2 for attacks
Alyssa Toress:how about a 10d2 damage dice weapon in pf
DM:20d2 – 10 would be the ultimate bell curve though.
Calim Gorn:Heh, that’s still 10-30
DM:Wait actually it’d have to be -20
Yeah I did the math wrong.
It’s 20d2 – 20
that’d give you 0 – 20 with an extrme bell curve.
The chances of getting a natural 20 would be virtually impossible.
If I wanted to cut him a break, I’d give him 10 fate dice + 10. :P
Anyway… we’re all here so we acn get this started.
Everyone ready?
Sefiros:i reckon
Calim Gorn:I’m ready
Alyssa Toress:yes
i am ready
Calim Gorn:You send T your latest sheet Herlock?
Alyssa Toress:yes
i did
for once
i normally forget
DM:alright sounds good.
Geralt:i’m set
Sefiros:does the impaired status token thing work auto, or i gotta manually slap -2 on everything
well i guess id have to manually -2 on all skills rolls
DM:Alright so last we left off you were at Ellenya Toress’ company E-Tech going to talk to her about her experiences with Senator Adron Kortarian and anything she coudl tell you prior to attending his announceemt.
Alyssa Toress:“hello ellenya lovely to see you”
Geralt:Alyssa and Calim is best with this crap so Geralt letting her do her thing
Calim Gorn:Did we actually get in to see her? Her secretary was giving us the runaround last time
Alyssa Toress:but were related!
DM:Yeah that’s where we stopped.. heh.
Alyssa Toress:okay
so set the scene
theres a secretary
and i am trying to get in
whats the secretaries name
DM:Her secretary was basically giving you the run around, Ellenya has a history of trying to dodge her family, esecially since it’s usually a lecture about how she should get married…
Alyssa Toress:??
DM:Lemme see… I dont’ think I gave her name before actually… since we stopped pretty shortly after she kinda gave you difficutly geting in
Alyssa Toress:okay
lets call her carlie
DM:lol well I can come up with a name.
Calim Gorn:Her personal assistant is Vivian, unless this is some low level employee
Alyssa Toress:“hey carlie look i know its your job to keep people out but i need to see her about important matters of state and personal revenge and i am sure she will be really excited about this and she will get to twist the knife”
DM:yeah this is a low level employee
this is jsut the front desk heh.
It’s not actually Vivian yet.
Alyssa Toress:“so please let me go see her”
Calim Gorn:“Please inform Ms. Toress that we’ve been tasked to visit an event hosted by Senator Adron Kortarian and that we are here to…. shall we say, gauge her interest?”
Secretary:“Well I can let you speak to her assistant Vice President Cadera if it’s important.”
Alyssa Toress:“thank you i would love to speak to her assisant”
DM:I mean you get the feeling this secretary is just some low paid employtee given blanket instructions to turn people away heh. she doesn’t really have the authority ot make huge decisions heh.
Secretary:“I’ll let her know you’re coming… one moment…”
DM:She speaks to a Di crystal avatar (that takes the form of a litle green fairy creature) and tells her to tell Ms. Cadera that you’re coming.
Secretary:“Alright you can proceed upstairs.. she’s on the 8th floor, take a left, and it’s the office at the end.”
Alyssa Toress:“great thank you for your help”

Calim Gorn nods, “Yes, thank you.” Alyssa Toress follows the arrows or whatever DM:You proceed up a magitech elevator (essentially pressurized air used to transport an elevator up and down) Alyssa Toress:why dont they just use cables like a real elevator forget it moving on Calim Gorn:lol DM:You walk into a nice looking office where you encoutner a blond woman who you recognize as Vivian Cadera, Ellenya’s vice president and the person who takes care of a lot of Ellenya’s affairs when she’s off doing “important work” Calim Gorn:Her last name is Cadaria actually, heh Alyssa Toress:“hi vivian nice to meet you i’m alyssa maybe you recognize the family resemblence?” Calim Gorn bows politely Alyssa Toress:“we need to speak to ellenya about fucking over lastar and adron perhaps you could accomidate that?” Calim Gorn:“Hm, I was told the Toress were usually the sublte ones.” Alyssa Toress:“always have more than one tool in your box” Vivian Cadaria nods. Vivian Cadaria:“Of course I recognize you princess Alyssa. Miss Ellenya is around but extremely busy though if you have useful information of that nature she may be interested.” Alyssa Toress:“we’ve been invited to a party with adron and i plan on ruining his life and that of his entire lineage and could use some help from ellenya” “we can disclose some private matters that are incredibly damning to her in person” Vivian Cadaria:“I see. I’ll let Miss Ellenya know you’re here.” Geralt:((hopefully it was ok to spill the beans cause too late now, so much for subtle)) Alyssa Toress:“thank you vivian” i didnt spill the beans Geralt:fuck up Adron, screw up his life, got dirt) DM:well Adron is competition for E-Tech so they’re not exactly on the best terms in that regard, though they are both in the Artificer’s guild. heh. Alyssa Toress:yeah but i didnt give any details Geralt:i mean hopefully this girl doesn’t talk, i care less about telling Ellyena since we need her anyway, carry on Calim Gorn:Vivian is well compensated and has signed multiple NDAs Geralt:that was all OOC DM:Vivian activates a short range communicator built into her desk… and sends up a short message for Ellenya… you can see a projection of Ellenya appears and replies. saying to send you up. Yeah Vivian is pretty trusted at least as far as you know. She’s been with Ellenya for a while. And Ellenya trusts her enough to give her quite a bit of power in the company. Alyssa Toress:okay so we go to meet her DM:You have to proceed back to the elevator where you access the 11th floor, a restricted area apparently as it takes a bit for a Dicrystal security system to verify your entry. Alyssa Toress:great my backup plan was to just teleport Calim Gorn:“Are all your cousins this reclusive?” Alyssa Toress:“no” DM:heh. well most of these places do have Aela disruptors to keep teleporters out, this is some sensetive shit that people m,ay want to steal. Alyssa Toress:my backup plan was to fly to the room and blow open a wall roof DM:Since she’s got some good tech, basically Ellenya is a lot like Tony Stark heh… she’s even got an ironman suit and is known for being able to miniaturize Charge crystals better than anyone else in the empire. So she can power larger devices without requiring crystals the size of a car battery and such like normal Shiadar armor does. Calim Gorn:All about that lattice packing DM:As usual a lot of her competitiors have been working to steal her shit.. in fact the big arguemnt she got in with Lastar was when she was kidnapped and held for ransom, he basically confiscated her armor, and then subsequently “lost it” So was basically beleived to be a scam for people to try to duplicate her designs.. as such she’s pretty protective of her shit in general. Well she wasn’t actually kidnapped she just got beaten in conflict with Lastar’s men, and as per Guild protocol they’re allowed to keep the prisoners for ransom in a conflict and such. So it was a “legal” conflict. A lot of the empire has rules like that to prevent imbued from getting killed. So intra-party fighting is more or less accepted so long as imbued don’t get killed, and there’s no gross disregard for human life. Anyway.. you mkae you way up to Ellenya’s main office… into the top level workshops.. which seem to be secured by metal walls and rather fortified against potetnial attacks. Calim Gorn:“Impressive facilities.” DM:Ellenya’s main office is oddly a bit less pleasant looking than Vivians, though has a lot more tech gadgets about, including one of her famous magitech armored suits there, different from a Shiadar, this is more a wearable armor like an iron man suit. Alyssa Toress:“hello ellenya lovely to see you” DM:Though it seems this place isn’t usedq uite as much for official meetings. Alyssa Toress:red hair? not a real toress Ellenya Toress:“Hello Alyssa. I heard you’ve got information for me about Lastar.” Alyssa Toress:“this is to remain between us okay” Sefiros:the seed is strong DM:There’s some rumors she may dye her hair. Calim Gorn:Strawberry blonde is still blonde Sefiros:or her father could be a ginger none of the starks looked like ned cept arya, they all had red hair like cat might be she takes after pops Alyssa Toress:“lastar is real pals with adron right? and adron has black ops squads using some method to lure earth demons to ronen” Ellenya Toress:“Yes. Yes. Well Adron and Lastar do have- wait… Earth Demons in Ronen?” Alyssa Toress:“yes rather unusual huh” “purposely lured there through some method” Ellenya Toress:“I assume you mean in western Yindae int he ronen controlled areas…” Alyssa Toress:“an imbued that is known to work for adron was at the scene with special ops commandos fighting them, and arrived before the earth demons did” “yes” “they were conducting some kind of experiment we couldnt find out the nature of” Calim Gorn:“No, near Saerlon and Ealia. The heart of Ronen.” DM:Ellenya’s assertion actually isn’t the case, Yindae is the continent with Yt on it and a part of Ronne on the west.. however… the Earth demons you found were on the main Ronen continent… the continent of Balaras. Alyssa Toress:oh sorry fuck i cant know your fucking maps DM:lol well yeah that’s why I pointed it out :P Alyssa Toress:thanks “no not in that part” DM:Since your characters would know that, but I’m aware a lot of the players themselves may not. Alyssa Toress:“the heart of ronen like my husband said” DM:It’s just waht Ellenya would assume Calim Gorn:“We believe we’ve identified the leader of the black ops unit responsible, but we have no hard evidence at the moment.” Ellenya Toress:“Beneath Balaras? That’s impossible… there haven’t ever been any Earth Demon sightings here.” Calim Gorn:“There have now.” Ellenya Toress:“Are you absolutely certain it was Earth demons?” Calim Gorn nods Alyssa Toress:“we saw them, we fought them, and they nearly killed one of band mates” “we also spoke to a suvivor of an attack at a different site” “multiple sites” Ellenya Toress:(one sec brb) Calim Gorn:“We suspect Adron is the one funding this group, but right now we have nothing to link him to them. However, we plan to attend the ceremony he’s about to hold, we might be able to dig something up there.” Alyssa Toress:“the heart of aylayne gave us the name of a possible imbued, we think its the one we saw at the site, and he is known to work for adron” well an imbued we think is him not that he was possibly imbued Ellenya Toress:(back) “And you think Adron is deliberately luring them to Ronen, through some underground passage? Do you have an yidea how?” Alyssa Toress:“no we were sent to investigate the first site but the spec ops team demolished it long before we ever arrived from ayalayne … then when we detected a second attack we went there as quickly as possible and engaged in combat with the earth demons” Calim Gorn:“The soldiers in the black ops unit were overheard saying something about an experiment, that’s all we know.” Alyssa Toress:“their team was already on the scene and preparing to demolish that site too” “we had to pull back before we could investigate further one of our team members was dying” Calim Gorn:“We’ve heard that Adron’s technology was sending out Nuumian enforcing signals at Vigilance, it’s possible they’re using something similar to draw the Earth Demons forth.” Ellenya Toress:“Adron knows the most about earth demons and Nuumian in general than anyone in Ronen… I’ve suspected he’s behind some covert research and who knows what else.” Alyssa Toress:“and with adrons connections to lastar and and with lastar stealing your tech and selling it to daelan this could be very bad” Ellenya Toress:“Lastar is selling my tech to Daelan?!” Alyssa Toress:“thats what is rumored” (i dont remember where i heard that i think tab told me out of game) so i dont know if thats actually true DM:Yeah there’s no evidence of that. lol if they could prove that, that’d be groudns for treason. Alyssa Toress:but i could lie right Calim Gorn:lol Yeah the problem with all this shit is we have no proof of any of it Alyssa Toress:“so yeah we have been invited to some big party at adron futuristics to unveil something new” “and could use any help you can offer to try to nail these guys” Ellenya Toress nods. Ellenya Toress:“Yes he’s going to unviel all his new technology for the war… he’s going to make a huge profit off that now that war was declared.” Ellenya Toress seems almost a bit jealous… Ellenya Toress:“I’ve suspected there’s some conenction between Lastar and Adron, but I’ve never been able to prove it.” Calim Gorn:“It’s strange that he’s bringing forth Earth Demons here in Ronen when he already has a war in Yt to profit from, unless he’s looking for a more ingrained customer base.” “Yt still hasn’t embraced Magitech very heavily, whereas Ronen has.” Ellenya Toress nods. Ellenya Toress:“There woudln’t be any advantage to it. in fact I suspect they might first try to attack Adron’s headquarters….” Sefiros:war is a racket as they say Ellenya Toress:“Earth demons don’t like magitech… and Adron’s home city of Trisemmon is the most advanced in terms of magitech.. it’s closest to Aylanae.” “Unless Adron has some way to control them… or…. he’s working with them…” Calim Gorn:“Perhaps he’s trying to perfect his anti-Earth Demon technolgy for the inevitable attack that he knows is coming.” Alyssa Toress:“if hes just making anti earth demon technology and needed to test it… it wouldnt be a mark against him” “if thats all we find it wont nail him in front of the council” “even if he did lure them to ronen” Ellenya Toress:“He could test that in Yindae.. he wouldn’t have to draw Earth demons here.” Calim Gorn:“Hm…” “There’s got to be something we’re missing…” Alyssa Toress:“maybe he claims it can repel them but can actually do more?” “it repels… or controls them?” “or maybe he isn’t actually up to anything bad” Calim Gorn:“I wonder if any of it has to do with that event in Ssithiyen that no one wants to tell us about.” Ellenya Toress:“Yeah.. then there’s that… Adron was after something special there… but then Lastar’s men took it from him.” “Still couldn’t figure out who hired Lastar to steal that… but it was someone with a lot of money. Either that or it was Lastar’s ambitions… working on his own.” Alyssa Toress:“adron may be a stooge in all this” “he might be working for common good and being used by lastar” Ellenya Toress:“I doubt that.. I think they’re both dirty, but maybe in different ways.” Alyssa Toress:“we dont have enough information” “you may be right but i doubt he wants to see his home destroyed by earth demons” “maybe he is just hopign to profit?” Ellenya Toress:“Yeah… he definiteyl doesn’t want to see his own company get destroyed… then again, he does have some kind of underwater facilities too…” Alyssa Toress:“we need to find out more about his relationship with lastar and see if we can play him against lastar” “drive a wedge between them” Ellenya Toress:“Suppsoedly Lastar and Adron aren’t on good terms save for business dealings.. Lastar is fighting a war and Adron has the latest anti-earth demon hardware.” Alyssa Toress:“he might be willing to cooperate somewhat” Ellenya Toress:“But Lastar’s men did steal from Adron…. the Ssithiyen artifact…” Alyssa Toress:“right” Ellenya Toress:“Though still Adron seems not to show any overt hositlity… of course that’s a lot of business to turn down if he refuses to deal with lastar.” Calim Gorn:“What was that artifact exactly?” Ellenya Toress:“Well I never got a great look at it… Nobody did as far as I know.. it was a glowing sphere that entered one of the Imbued who touched it…” Alyssa Toress:“which?” Ellenya Toress:“Or at least we think he touched itt… it could have just passed through the walls of our base, though there wasn’t an obvious traces of that.” “Taesian Stormblood… he won’t be saying anything about it.” Calim Gorn:“Tch…” DM:Taesian was the guy Sef executed in the council chamberr. Alyssa Toress:“he had a big fight in front of the council before he was killed” Ellenya Toress:“Yeah, suspicious that one of Adron’s employees offed the one guy who interacted with the sphere.” Alyssa Toress:“taesian and sefiros were fighting over arielle apparently?” Ellenya Toress:“Or it was just staged…” “Sefiros seemed to dirctly provoke Taesian from what I heard.” “So it could have been orders from Adron.” Alyssa Toress:“i doubt he would subject himself to mind death on orders” Ellenya Toress:“Though he’d have to know it’d mean mind death.. so its possible he did it because Adron threatened someone he cared about possibly?” Alyssa Toress:this is part of the timeline that doesnt make sense Ellenya Toress:"There was only one person Sefiros cared about.. .a girl called Kayo in Saerlon. " Alyssa Toress:“sounds like we need to track down this kayo” Calim Gorn:“Perhaps so… But if she’s just a girl then I don’t know how much she’ll know…” Ellenya Toress:“Well she moved with him to Trisemmon, and she’s under Adron’s care too… as part of Sef’s employment there.” Alyssa Toress:“we need to follow the leads we have calim” Ellenya Toress:“I doubt she knows anything personally, she’s just a girl, well a product of the same expirement that created Sefiros.” Alyssa Toress:whats trisemmon? DM:Trisemmon is the city where Adron’s HQ is Alyssa Toress:okay DM:it’s where your’e going next to attend his gathering Alyssa Toress:ok DM:It’s the most advanced magitech city short of Aylanae as well Alyssa Toress:ok “so really we have little to go on and need to hope to get lucky and flip adron” Ellenya Toress:“Well since you’re going to be there.. maybe you can try to learn something about his new magitech armor and his airship design he’s likely going to be unvieling…” “It’s been rumored in some circles they might employ Nuumian components…” Alyssa Toress:“i doubt we could break into the labs or his private quarters” “none of us are the stealthy type” Calim Gorn:“Nuumian components?” Ellenya Toress:“And hopefully Adron will show it off.” “That’s just a rumor, but the stuff is top secret, and Adron’s research is kept in a sealed section that nobody is allowed in… I ddi encounter something though that makes me suspect…” “There was a secret facility Adron had in Yindae, where I think he was conducting research on Nuumian or earth demons.” “I went there with Sefiros, who had a msision tehre, not sure what his mission was since I got attacked by some kind of golem in a swamp… the thing exploded and it gave me a case of Earth rot..” “I never got a good look at the thing… but I had a number of theories…” Calim Gorn:“A Nuumian powered golem?” Ellenya Toress:“Well it looked like a golem, we never got the chance to check it out, it exploded.” “It could have just been an earth demon variant we never encountered before… or it might have been the earth demons trying to replicate our magitech. The place as far as I know was under some attack by earth demons from what I heard.” “So it may not have been Adrons creation…” Calim Gorn:“Yeah, I don’t understand the purpose of Nuumian based components in Magitech meant for use by Imbued… Since they would be toxic.” Alyssa Toress:“maybe they arent meant for use by imbued” Ellenya Toress:“He could have a plan to arm the Fallen and teh Earth demons…” Calim Gorn:“That would be insane, why would he do that/” ?* Ellenya Toress:“Well Tinigath, like Yt is rich in gold… and Earth demons are better miners than anything we have.” “Some even believe they acn transmute gold… a near infinite supply of wealth.” Alyssa Toress:“let me tell you about fiat currency my friend” Calim Gorn:lol “That’s still an insane plan… The risks are enormous.” Ellenya Toress:“Adron is a risk taker… I’ll tell you that much.” “He’s not one to play it safe, and he’s highly ambitious.” Alyssa Toress:“wouldnt introducing tons of new gold just devalue the existing supply and cause hyperinflation and ruin the global economy” Calim Gorn:“He just has to sit on it, his personal reserves.” Ellenya Toress:“He’sg ot his calws in everything.. Rapidly grew his company to becomea partner with the Artificer’s guild… and he’s a senator.” Calim Gorn:“So if there’s any truth to any of this, how do we prove it?” Ellenya Toress:“Adron is smart, if he did have ways of producing gold… I’m sure he wouldn’t do it foolishly or play his hand.” “That’s what I’ve been working on.. well that and a few other projects…” Alyssa Toress:“right now we are long on theory and short on facts” Ellenya Toress:“Actually one pressing project that drew mea way from Lastar and Adron for a while.” Calim Gorn:“Oh?” Ellenya Toress:“Don’t you worry about my other projects…” (it seems Ellenya isn’t going to spill any beans on that stuff) “If earth demons are in Ronen… you should let the senate know, we can start getting sensors up and maybe see how many…” Alyssa Toress:“the council knows” Ellenya Toress:“You need to go before the senate and inform them of what’s going on, they can call in a specail investigator.. and maybe he’ll take down Adron and Lastar…” Calim Gorn:“Well, thing is, if this becomes widespread knowledge then there may be a general panic, and then the Senate would pull Lastar’s forces back out of Yt and Yt would be overrun.” Alyssa Toress:“its politics at play” DM:Actually the conuncil doesn’t know yet… just the templar heh. They haven’t told the council cause of the mass panic it’d cause. Alyssa Toress:okay DM:Remember they were worried that Ronen woudl pull their support fo the war and retreat to a defensive position Alyssa Toress:right okay DM:and losing Lastar and his Guild of Swords would be huge, they’re the largest standing army right now. Calim Gorn:“Of course maybe that’s just what Adron wants…” “Give his allies in Tinigath the rest of Yt’s lands and in return he gets their business.” Ellenya Toress:“Enter the emprie into a war they can’t win… yeah.” Alyssa Toress:“i think all we can do is go to the party and meet with the man” Calim Gorn nods… Ellenya Toress:“But we can’t just lie to Ronen, besides I live in Ronen!” Calim Gorn:“It all comes back to lack of proof.” Ellenya Toress:“There could be earth demons right below this building right now, ready to cave it in…” Alyssa Toress:“we have no evidence of anything ellenya” Ellenya Toress:“Well apparently you do have evidence of actual Earth Demons… here in Ronen…. not far from the city of Daosa.. right under us…” “At the very least they can get an investigation and sensors set up.” Alyssa Toress:“let us meet with adron first” Calim Gorn:“If we move too hastily then Adron wins. We need to start taking a risk or two of our own to counter him.” Ellenya Toress:"Alrigtht but if you don’t have anything concrete by then… " “We need to tell the senate and get Ronen rpotected…” “Send me a communcation after you finish with Adron.” Calim Gorn nods Alyssa Toress:“okay” DM:okay if you don’t have anything furtther to ask/say I’ll fast forward. Alyssa Toress:ok Calim Gorn:Yeah I’m good Geralt:god here good DM:You all board an airship and head for Trisemmon, home of Adron Futuristics… as the city comes into view… you see it’s obviously a special place… you can seea great metal tower coming fromt he center of it, reminiscitent partly of Aylanae’s towers… The city itself has numerous lights even from the sky… the most brightly lit city youv’e seen, even brighter than Aylanae at night… Though granted Aylanae probably could be brighter, but there aren’t many people living in it full tie. The airship pulls right up to an airship dock at the top of the tower… You can see numerous other airships are docked there, the massive tower is itself a bustling center… with the Adron Futuristics logo lit up by magitech lighting, flashing with sparks of electricity… Geralt is taken aback by the sight of all the tech DM:Give me a technology roll, expertise politics or experitse business roll. Also exp ronen works Calim Gorn:Crap rolls as usual Don’t guess Sef or G have any of the skills lol DM:heh… Calim can spot a single special airship present that has the Adron futuristics logo on… It seems to be a prototype warship of some kind… you’ve heard of this thing before, it’s called the Infallible… .and is apparently Adron’s personal warship using his latest tech. You don’t know too mcuh about it, but it’s supposed to be a cutting edge warship and a prototype for what’s to be released at this conference. It does have its own docking platform and apparently secure from prying eyes getting too close to it. Calim Gorn:“Ah, that must be the Infallible. Adron’s personal ship.” Calim Gorn points it out to the others Geralt:“Well it certainly looks intimidating.” DM:You’re also met by a single woman in her 30s with long brown hair… She’s wearing a formal suit Woman:“Greetings I am Galatita… a representative of Adron Futuristics here to greet the princess and her husband.” Alyssa Toress:“i’m alyssa and this is my plus one calim” Calim Gorn smirks Calim Gorn:“Yes, a pleasure to meet you.” Galatita:“And welcome to Atama Hachikomaru as well and Geralt of the Hydra clan.” DM:She’s able to pronounce Hachi’s name pretty well which suggests she proably studied on you guys… or perhaps merely knows something of Makoro Geralt:“Glad to be here.” Alyssa Toress:does hachi have his formal cone on Calim Gorn:lol Galatita:“I’m here to tend to your needs should you have any during the conference.” DM:Yeah it’s a ceremonial cone once worn by his father. Geralt:((I can think of one need Geralt has….) Calim Gorn:(That’s what Viniira is for) Galatita:“Any questions you may have… you can direct to me… I’ll show you around the place. I know for some of you this is your first visit to Adron Tower.” Alyssa Toress:“oh i’m sure you will be very helpful” Calim Gorn:“Yes, I”d love a tour if one could be arranged." Geralt:((lol, yeah, but the real Geralt doesn’t let those things stop him)) DM:She starts to lead you into the main plaza area of the landing platform atop the tower, this thing was quite a feat of engineernig…. at the center of the plaza as well there’s a large metal statue of Adron himself. Geralt:“Hmm, self-important.”, Geralt mutters to himself Sefiros:we’re gonna find him dead at his desk with a nodachi sticking out of his back… Calim Gorn:lol Galatita:“Of course, as you can see there’s a plaza here which has restaraunts and shops, it’s a rest stop for travelers. The airship dock itself is modelled after Aylanae’s own docks with some of Senator Kortarian’s own improvements.” Geralt:“I thought it looked familiar.” DM:“Obviously instead of the golem workers we employ actual citizens for the most part.” “Obviously instead of the golem workers we employ actual citizens for the most part.” Galatita:“Obviously instead of the golem workers we employ actual citizens for the most part.” (thre we go) Alyssa Toress:afk a sec DM:As you’re walking about Alyssa does spot some familiar faces as well… Tehre looks to be a delegation from the guild of swords… and likely Lastar himsefl.. though you haven’t seen lastar yet. Calim Gorn:“Are there any areas that are off limits? Such a grand technological marvel, I’d like to see as much as possible.” DM:There’s also music playing.. probably the result of some kind of technological audio device. Galatita:“Well there are of course areas that contain proprietary technologies and research sections that are off-limits.” “Though I’m sure Senator Kortarian will show off his best new technologies here for you at his announcement whcih should be commencing in about 40 minutes.” Calim Gorn nods Galatita:“I’m sure you’re especialyl eager to see all the anti-Earth demon countermeasures on display.” Alyssa Toress:“is there any way to speak to adron?” “i would like to pay my compliments in person” Galatita:“Well of course, I’m sure he can spare some time if you’d like to speak to him now.” Alyssa Toress:“oh no i am sure he is busy right now, after the ceremony for sure” Galatita:“For the princess such accomodations could be made, though he would ask that the meeting be kept short since his unveiling of the latest technology will be coming soon.” Galatita nods. Galatita:“Yes I’m sure Senator Kortarian would love to speak to all of you.” DM:So you want to go on a tour of the areas of the tower you can see? or you justt gonna chill up here and try to mingle with some other imbued? Calim Gorn:Staying up here and mingling works, I was mostly just interested in what ares are restricted so we can point Alyssa’s scrying magic at them later I’ll be looking for Angelus in particular DM:Yeah you could wander around trying to have Hachi sniff him out. Calim Gorn whispers to Hachi, “Anyone here smell familiar to you?” DM:I’ll give hachi a perception check if he’s gonna be sniffing about. There’s lots of scents around Adron tower… plenty of people come and go through this area… but… Hachi does catch whiffs of his scent in areas… it’s hard to track though given the elevators, since you can trace it to an elevator… it also seems he’s been near the platform going towards the Infallible too… So he’s probably around.. though not currently up on the top section… Calim Gorn:(Heh, same smell as the guy we encountered in the cave?) DM:Yeah he recognizes it as that guy. TThat’s largely what I mean by Angelus scent. He’s not sure if it’s him but you’re assuming Calim Gorn:Heh okay DM:He doesn’t actually know what Angelus smells like. Calim Gorn:Well even if it’s not him it’s that guy and he’s been in Adron’s tower DM:But I’m just saying that’s the scent he’s looking for since it’s the one your’e assuming is him. Calim Gorn:So that’s the strongest evidence we have so far that Adron is linked to it DM:Yeah though I mean keep in mind this area is basically an airport… so… I eman airships come and go. So it’s possibel maybe he just visted.. but yeah he’s def been here. Geralt:((This is not the scent you are smelling for….)) Calim Gorn:lol DM:You could try taking the elevator and trying to figure out what floor he’s on… but that’d be kinda difficutly since you’d have to check floor by floor Galatita:“I can take you down to the main exhitbition hall. if you’d like. Though right now they’re still getting everything set up.” Calim Gorn:“A bit of a behind the scenes preview? That might be nice.” Sefiros:“He’s been through here before.” Calim Gorn:(to Alyssa) “What do you think, dear?” Hachikomaru:“But he isn’t around now, he might be, or it may just be a lingering smell.” “Hard to say.” Geralt:((AFK a minute while i get fire going.. getting a bit cool)) Calim Gorn nods to Hachi DM:The magitech armros used for security here btw are the conventional kinds, you don’tsee any sign of Adron’s custom armor that Ellenya mentioned Alyssa Toress:sorry was afk a sec Galatita nods. Alyssa Toress:“sure lets go” Galatita:“Well I’m not supposed to spoil the surprise but you cans ee the basic demonstration area for our current techs, I’m sure some of you may find it quite informative.” DM:She brings you down to the exhibition floor, a multi-roomed area showing various displays of Adron Futuristics tech… tehre’s s ection detailing the city of Trisemmon itself… as well as Adron weapons tech, and their existing sensing technology.. Calim Gorn:(Are there any sections of the Trisemmon display missing? If we find them and put them back will it unlock secret doors? =P) DM:Well you can give me an investigation check… :P Calim Gorn:lol Nope Alyssa Toress:wait hold on DM:heh well only Calim was wouldn’t even know waht he was looking for. Alyssa Toress:damn i’ll never completely my 1:335 midgar model Calim Gorn:I was just making an FFVII joke anyway =P DM:lol yeah. Alyssa Toress:i know :( DM:The area has another statue of Adron himself as welll in the area where it talskabout the history of the company. Calim Gorn glances over the company history and the other informational displays, taking in what information he can DM:Apparently it was originally called Saerlon Solutions, a small company that was owned by Adron’s father. .afte Adron took over, he moved the company from Saerlon to Trisemmon and renamed the company to Adron Futuristics. Not long after that the project to build up Trisemmon into a city of the future began.. complete with a subway-style transit system called the Underpath. It’ Apaprently all designs that Adron came up wtih…or at least claims he did. Anyone with experritse business or eexpertise ronen can also make a roll. I’ll let Alyssa make an untrained int check on this as well can use 1d20+ intx2 Geralt:(back, done hobbling around)) DM:Alyssa knows that Trismemon is originalyl Farmer’s guild controlled, so Adron must have made some deal with them to do what he did with the city… in fact she did hear some hints that he was buddies with some of the upper echelon of the Farmer’s guild as well. Trisemmon, also includes multipe bridges made of metal going over the river… as well as paved roads, replacing the common cobblestone… it also has the largest number of whirlwind wagons on its roads. Galatita even jokes about people thinking of renaming the city Adron City. Anyway, the demonstration takes up some of your time basically and its getting close to the unveiling.. where everyone is gathering in the main exhibition hall, where they’ve prepared various exhibits, sealed behind heavy metal doors for surprise factor. Adrons new technology, and of course the center of the room has yet another statue of Adron. You can see many important people from the empire gathered here, including President Honorius Lastar, as well as representatives from the Farmer’s guild and Shipwrights guild, and people from House Zanyz and Garaz. Makoro didn’t really bother to come other than Hachi, as it seems they’re more dedicated to fighting things the old way. Calim Gorn:And Yt is busy actually fighting DM:You can also spot the pale form of Mina (sef’s new character) attentding the event as well. Well Geralt is the rep from Yt basically Hydra is the only one that cares much about magitech. Calim Gorn:Do we know who Mina is? lol DM:Alyssa would probably… She’s not important for this bit yet anyway :P So we can ignore her for now. Calim Gorn:lol DM:You could go up to Lastar to talk to him if you’d like.. or one of the other reps or just wait for the actual display. Hachikomaru:she’s come to purchase the new blood dehydrator just add water! the vampires in D had powdered blood i remember Calim Gorn:lol yeah Alyssa Toress:i’ll wait DM:Adron is a bit late for the party.. but about 5 minutes late or so… there’s a burst of sparks and electricity from preplaced devices through one of the doors as a burst of fog comes out of it… as you see Adron making an outrageous entrance, his hand raised to the crowd. Alyssa Toress:hes the bad guy from some anime Calim Gorn:lol yeah looks like it He’s also apparently a professional wrestler with that kind of entrance Senator Adron Kortarian:“Greetings everyone! And welcome to Adron Tower.” “I’m glad to be here wiht you all and I know whatt youv’e come for…” “We have entered into the great war… the most epic test of our great empire.” “For some of you, your very homes are in danger to a threat unlike any we’ve ever faced.” “No longer do we fight humans.. we fight demons of stone and metal.” “But we wil not send our precious soldiers into the field wtihout the best…” “For many, Adron Futuristics is already the most trusted name in weaponry… for others… this is your first. time.” “Lets get to it… first unvieling!” DM:He points towards one of the metallic walls as it lifts to reveal three men standing in some kind of new personal armor… it looks like it has a sealed breathmask on it… Senator Adron Kortarian:“The new Adron Futuristics battle armor! With completely saeled breathing and anti-nuumian plating, it will enable soldiers to be free of the risk of Earth rot.” “The tools of the solider of the future, and fully manueverable… We’vbe had issues with the earth demons using clouds of Nuumian-laden udst, but that is now a thing of the past!” Calim Gorn:(Until a blightsteel spear pierces it lol) Senator Adron Kortarian:“A must have in this war!” “But that is not all!” Senator Adron Kortarian unveils the next barrier Alyssa Toress:why dont they just invest aerial bombs invent they already have airships and i dont think earth demons can fly Calim Gorn:Earth Demons are underground, they need bunker busters Alyssa Toress:its doable DM:He unviels a spherical device. It’s about 3 feet in diameter. Alyssa Toress:its a nuclear bomb he sets it off Senator Adron Kortarian:“This is a deployable sensor device that can be dropped from an airship to take siesmic readings.” “No longer will you have to drop soldiers into possibly enemy territory without seeing if there are threats lurking below.” “Scan areas and retrieve this probe without every coming close to the ghround.” Calim Gorn:(So it’s a probe droid) DM:He points towards the sph4ere which hovers in the air and flies around Alyssa Toress:its usgss sensor also does tsunamis Senator Adron Kortarian:(onme sec hold on) Alyssa Toress:now the earth demons attack the party and i have to find a way to avoid combat Senator Adron Kortarian:(back) DM:He moves to the next display… Senator Adron Kortarian:“For quite a long time.. the druids of Yt have relied on professional monster hunters called Witchers to protect them.. in fact we have one such Witcher with us from the Hydra clan.” Calim Gorn:lol uh oh Senator Adron Kortarian:“They used silver swords specially enchanted to fight Earth demons… ancient weapons with a long tradition… but i think Adron futuristics can do better.” Geralt:((i feel like we are gearing up for a Starship Troopers battle)) DM:heh yeah, well it is wartime :P Geralt:((I mean where they hype up all the shit and then drop you into the slaughter box)) DM:He opens the next display… and inside you can see a variety of melee weapons.. one in particular catches your eye.. it’s the spear the man in black was using that Hachi sniffed out… Calim Gorn:“Hm…” Geralt:“That looks familiar.”, Geralt whispers Calim Gorn nods… Alyssa Toress:intersex showers in starship troopers DM:There’s also several stone statue like dummies,. you presume of earth demons… Senator Adron Kortarian:“The latest in close combat weaponry… a dense penetrating spike at the top designed to punch througgh the thickest earth demon armor… and…” Senator Adron Kortarian motions towards one of his display assistants.. who you recognize to be Angelus Osoloran from the pictures of him… Sef can also confirm it’s the same scent. DM:He proceeds to take the spear and stab it into the earth demon body… releasing a rush of the Aela gas that you saw during the toher fight.. Calim Gorn:(Do the movements look the same as the masked guy?) Senator Adron Kortarian:“An Aela gas discharge…. a posion to their Nuumian-based structure.” DM:Hmm.. do you have that advantage that lets you assess people? Calim Gorn:Heh no I have Military Expertise, that’s about it DM:If not I’ll just callfor a basic awarenessx2 check. oh I’ll let use military expertise Senator Adron Kortarian:“They aren’t the only ones with poisons..” “And of course…” Senator Adron Kortarian presses a button on the wall opening a display of rifles… whcih Adron picks up. Senator Adron Kortarian:“I haven’t left out the soldiers who prefer long range weapnos…” Geralt:nat 20 DM:He fires what seems to be a mopdified spiker rifle at another dummy penetrating it with armor peircing spikes. Yeah his style seems very similar. I mean it’s tough to be perfectly sure since he’s attacking a dummy, but the thrust is similar. Calim Gorn:(But Hachi can confirm the smell is the same) Senator Adron Kortarian:“An improved versionof the spiker rifle, specifically designed to penetrate earth demons hides…” DM:Yeah Hachi can Geralt:“I think that may be our dude. See how he weilds that spear the same.” Calim Gorn nods Calim Gorn:“What do you think, Hachikomaru?” DM:He goes on to demonsrtate a few other technolgoies, including the medcial room of the future and some of ther support… finally ending in his final display…. Senator Adron Kortarian:“And for my final display… I’ll need you to clear away from floor there… yes make room…” DM:His assistants clear away the center of the room where there seems to be some kind of openable floor.. Alyssa Toress:its the robot from robo cop Calim Gorn:lol YOU HAVE FIFTEEN SECONDS TO COMPLY Alyssa Toress:i mean to be fair i think the thing could take an earth demon Geralt:lol Hachikomaru:lol Geralt:so my next character can be Aela Cop DM:The pit starts to open emitting a bluish glow… and revealing a collection of various crudely made blades and axes…. as well as some stony remains.. arnms and body parts… Geralt recognizes it immediately… earth demon remains and blightsteel… enough to significantly expose most of the people in this room to Nuumian poisoning… Hachikomaru nods in the affirmative. Calim Gorn:“What the…” DM:Some in the room also gasp in surprise at least those who recognize what you’re looking at… Geralt:“Holy crap. That is quite a collection of Nuumian.” Assuming my amulet is buzzing too DM:Yeah heh. Calim Gorn:lol ain’t it illegal to possess this stuff? Alyssa Toress:yeah this is my private collection of enriched uranium DM:Well not technically mostly just nobody wants it cause it earth rots you. lol. I mean it is a public health hazard. It’s like toxic waste basically. Alyssa Toress:it should probably be illegal Calim Gorn:(Yeah but like planting it on the tribes is the top blackmail method) DM:It’d be illegal to expose people to it liek this generally lol. Hachikomaru:next character is the Nuumian Avenger Alyssa Toress:my next character is batman not imbued at all just really rich Senator Adron Kortarian:“Congratulations… most of the mundanes in this room will be dead or extremeyl sick sortly…” DM:Ther’es some gasps among the room. Hachikomaru:guess you didnt get the Toxic Avenger reference Senator Adron Kortarian:“Or rather you would be if you weren’t protected by my latest barrier technology.” Alyssa Toress:nope this guy is a real hit at parties Calim Gorn:“Tch…” Calim Gorn glances around, looking for the barrier generator Senator Adron Kortarian:“This pit has in place my latest anti-nuumian barrier… seee around the edges.. there…” Alyssa Toress:now watch me turn it off DM:He points around the pits edges where you can see some kind of device… though it’s hard to tell its emitting anything, at least without an Aela senmse. Calim Gorn:Or watch somebody destroy it as an assassination attempt Geralt:or someone sabotae it Alyssa Toress:that person was sefiros Senator Adron Kortarian:“It can protect entire companies from even Nuumian based blasts, and at full power can even repel earth demons themselves.” Alyssa Toress:nodachi thru the back of its circuits Senator Adron Kortarian:“Acting as a solid barrier for anything Nuumian based.” Calim Gorn:“Crazy bastard. If anything happens to that thing then everyone in this room is dead.” Senator Adron Kortarian smirks. Geralt:“So this is that thing they used in the tunnel.” Senator Adron Kortarian:“I hope you weren’t too alarmed by my little display here.” Calim Gorn:(Heh yeah does it remind us of the barrier generator they used in the tunnel?) Senator Adron Kortarian:“It’s also rather useful to help those contaminatied by Earth Rot… it won’t reverse the effects but it will purge some of the latent Nuumian.” DM:Yeah it very well could be heh. I mean you’re not sure what thee actual emmitter looks liek cause it’s built inot thefloor but.. it very well coudl be. it sounds like it. Senator Adron Kortarian:“Well I suppose you came here to relax and have fun.” Senator Adron Kortarian waves his hand as the pit starts to close again. Senator Adron Kortarian:“But I certainly wouldn’t purchase any technology that the inventor wasn’t willing to trust with his own life… would you?” “Now I’ll have assistants on hand to take orders for my new products.. remember that these are cutting edge and we can only produce so much… so I advise youi place your orders quickly.” Calim Gorn:“Hold on, that’s not everything is it?” DM:it appars the p[resentation ended.. odd he never showed off the new magitech armor or airship design.. The main presentation is done and it seems everyone is taling, Adron’s associates are taking orders as well, going about asking who wants to buy what. Calim Gorn:“This is all fine and good, but I came here to see what House Gorn loves best… Magitech armor.” DM:Does Geralt want to try to lockin any goods for the hydra clan (they have authorized you to buy some stuff if it looks promising) Calim Gorn:“And I’m sure my friends from House Zanyz are wondering where your grand new airship is as well.” DM:Oh you gonna actually yell that out Calim? Calim Gorn:YEah heh DM:Though that you were just talking to your companiones heh. Calim Gorn:Nah I’m calling him out Senator Adron Kortarian:“Ah if it sin’t Calim Gorn…. the husband of the princess. I’m glad you could attend.” Calim Gorn:“Glad to be here, Senator.” Calim Gorn smirks as he bows a little Calim Gorn eyes Angelus for a moment, as if looking for any reaction Senator Adron Kortarian:“Our magitech armor and airship are still in the prototype phase, and we are still addressing various issues which present production difficulties.” “I wanted to have this exhibition as soon as possible in the advent of the war, so I elected not to show you prototype-level technology yet, as all the goods at Adron Futuristics it must live up to my rigid demands of quality.” Calim Gorn:“Surely you could at least give us a preview? Something to whet our appetites and make us open up our pocketbooks for pre-orders?” Senator Adron Kortarian:“Oh rest assured when a demonstration is ready for it to come upon the market…. there will be quite a spectacle for everyone to see. I’m sure you’ll all remember it very well.” Calim Gorn:“Mm, I see… Oh well. I understand where you’re coming from, but it’s always disappointing not having something big and flashy on hand to ogle.” Geralt:on a roll tonight DM:Angeuls btw seems to be eynig you guys.. Though he doesn’t really say much, but he may be a bitnervous. Geralt can sense that Adron is covering up an annoyance at Calim’s outburst, even though he’s trying not to show that. Geralt:was his remark a bit of a warning or honest? i mean like the villianous oh I’ll show yuo my sweeties" DM:Geralt and Alyssa can also detect that Adron is a bit mocking in his tone to Calim as well. Calim Gorn:lol Whatever man, he’s the one without any fancy big ticket items A bunch of masks and infantry weapons, big whoop DM:Clearly trying to show disdain for him, by referring to him as the husband of the princess, as if he doesn’t really respect him. Calim Gorn:Oh and a probe droid Alyssa Toress:i’m gonna try to get up close to adron DM:You don’t think it’s a direct threat to Calim, but he’s clearly trying to insult him. Alyssa Toress:and have a chat Geralt:“HOw do you test the efficiency of your equipment?” Calim Gorn:Hey man, everybody knows that Toress men are emasculated anyway Geralt:“I would hate to get into the field and rely on theory.” Senator Adron Kortarian:“We test them against dummies as well as actual field tests, we are certain each and every peice of our equipment works as designed.” Alyssa Toress:am i able to get up close to him? DM:Well Geralt is talking to him right now Alyssa Toress:ok DM:You can approach though, but it’s tough to say private stuff really. Geralt:“Dummies?” Senator Adron Kortarian:“Yes like the earth demon creation you saw there.. it has the same armor composition as an actual stone-based earth demon type.” Calim Gorn turns his attention to Angelus, keeping an eye on him and watching to see if he leaves Senator Adron Kortarian:“Of course without the possibility of Nuumian poisoning.” DM:Angelus seems to be making his way out of the room the demonstration being over. Senator Adron Kortarian:“And of course, all these weapons have been tested against actual Earth demons during our prototype phase.” Alyssa Toress speaks softly to adron Senator Adron Kortarian:“I’m sure the Hydra clan would love to get their hands on some of these.. of course they are rather pricey. Supply and demand I’m afraid.” Geralt:“But it doesn’t fight back. I find it hard to trust dummy tests. What about these field tests?” Calim Gorn:(Hm, wondering if I should follow Angelus) Alyssa Toress:“you know why i’m here and i know you know can we speak in private later? I’m sure angelus spoke to you” yeah go after him Geralt:“Yes, I’m sure we could find them useful in the battle.” Senator Adron Kortarian looks to Alyssa. Calim Gorn follows after Angelus, keeping his distance and trying not to be obvious about it Senator Adron Kortarian:“I’m sure I can fit you in princess.” Alyssa Toress:“thank you i’m going to go enjoy your free champagne i’ll be around” DM:okay I’ll give Calim a stealth check to try to shadow him Senator Adron Kortarian:“Of course…” Calim Gorn:Whoo nat 29 Nat 20 Senator Adron Kortarian:natural 29? you cheater! Calim Gorn:lol Yeah fat fingered that Senator Adron Kortarian:“And as for field tests Geralt.. I’m sure a person of your great combat experience must know you’re looking at authentic weaponry that’s been tested in great detail.” DM:Geralt can pretty much tell that he’s sort of alluding to his experiences in the tunnels, though not saying it directly. Geralt:ok DM:Calim follows Angelus to one of the elevators… Geralt:“Yes, in fact we should speak a little more about that in private.” DM:You want to try to get onto the elevator with him>? Calim Gorn:Does the elevator have like a floor display on it? On the outside DM:heh nah, it doesn’t have one of those. Geralt:((hey if my star wars one had it yours should too)) Calim Gorn:lol yeah DM:heh. well they don’t really have electronics so to speak. Calim Gorn:Yeah I’ll step onto the elevator with him, like slip through the door at the last second and surprise corner him DM:All their stuff that’s controlled by “computer” is Di crystal controlled and such Geralt:you still have mechanical floor displays, like in the 20s DM:He doesn’t seem to show a ton of emotion as you enter… it’s just you and him in the elevator right now Geralt:and not the 2020s, hehe Calim Gorn:“A bit harder for you to run out of this shaft.” DM:Elevators aren’t really all that commonly used either. They’re mostly used by people that want to appear cutting edge, like these artificer’s guild companies heh. Angelus Osoloran:“Do I have something to fear?” Geralt:ok Calim Gorn shrugs Calim Gorn:“Do you believe that you do?” Angelus Osoloran:“Not particularly.” Calim Gorn:“But there’s still that gnawing unease, yes? That feeling on the edges of your mind that the walls are slowly closing in.” Angelus Osoloran:“Perhaps that’s something you should take up with my SEnator Kortarian.” *my boss, Senator Kortarian Calim Gorn:“Indeed… Perhaps you could help me with that? ‘I was just following orders’ won’t get you too far with the Council, but I’m sure you’d be well rewarded if you gave them the rope to hang Adron with.” Angelus Osoloran:“Didn’t know that what i was doing was a crime.” Alyssa Toress:(i am not sure it actually is either) Calim Gorn:“Then why the secrecy? No need to hide your face if it isn’t a crime, yeah?” Angelus Osoloran:“Maybe I don’t want the fame.” DM:The elevator comes to a stop… And Angelus starts to get out unless youw anna stop him. it looks liek a residential floor. Calim Gorn:“Yeah, I wouldn’t want to be known as the Imbued that brought the Earth Demons to Ronen and got everyone killed either, that’s understandable.” “I just hope your next experiment goes better than the last one, yeah?” Angelus Osoloran walks off quietly… he seems to be heading towards some restricted area… your military expertise identifies it as the barracks for Adron’s special “Security” force… Calim Gorn:“How many died in the last one? Friends of yours?” “Pay must be really good to be able to put up with that many deaths.” “I just hope nobody else you care about gets killed in all of this.” DM:In reality they’re really effectively permanent mercs he’sg ot working for him (basically FF7 SOLDIER) Angelus Osoloran:“It’s war.” Calim Gorn:“War on a front that was never meant to exist.” Alyssa Toress:(calim you make a poor diplomat) DM:He walks off stepping into the resrticted section unless youw anna try to follow him Otherwise I’ll jump back to Alyssa and Geralt. Calim Gorn:(Heh well I was hoping for a Persuasion check or something lol) Alyssa Toress:dont wait just roll it thats what i do DM:Well he doesn’t seem to really be able to be budged just yet… You’re not quuite sure why.. perhaps Adron convinced him he has nothing to fear? Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s why I mentioned hoping the next experiment goes better than the last one lol Since it’s pretty clear something fucked up on that one DM:I mean you get the feeling he’s a pretty loyal company man.. he’s probably gonna want to talk to Adron about it you figure. Calim Gorn:Oh well, I tried DM:Meanwhile back up wtih Alyssa and Geralt…. Hachi has sneaked off while nobody was looking and has made his way to a toilet to drink out of. Calim Gorn:lol DM:Did you two want to try to meet Adron privately together, or you gonna do separate meetings? And if so who wants to go meet him first? you can wait ar ound a bit till he’s free. but he seems willing to meet with you. Calim Gorn:I’ll just let Alyssa do her thing Geralt:i figured we would all do it as a group DM:Well you could wait for Calim to get back. Hachikomaru:lol DM:Or Geralt and Alyssa can go in. Or maybe you want to send Aylssa in alone to seduce him, heh I dunno it’s your plan :P Geralt:if Adron is insinuating a meetin now then Calim is out since he not there, but if he is indicating a later meeting then we all go together Alyssa Toress:i think i should meet him alone Geralt:wasn’t quite sure his tone and implication Alyssa Toress:hes not gonna attack me Geralt:no, but Geralt wants to know what he has to say for himself, not some 3rd hand rendition Alyssa Toress:i’m the face let me do face stuff DM:well I mean he’s around talking to people at the party and such… So it’s posible to meet him as a group there’s no huge time pressing stuff Of course, he may say something in a personal meeting he may not in a group one, and vice versa. Moer deniability speaking face to face potetnially heh. Alyssa Toress:yeah Geralt:we are not having this bebate IC in front of him so let’s move forward IC DM:yeah heh.. I’m assuming you’re off talking whiel your’e watiing around Alyssa Toress:“geralt let me handle him okay” DM:Figuring out what you wanna do, Calim is still away right now Since he followed Angelus but the rest of you are upstairs… well except Hachi who found the toilet presumably. Alyssa Toress:“this is what i do” Geralt:“And why is that? He should speak to all of us.” Alyssa Toress:“i’m good at speaking to people you are good at combat” “we have roles” Geralt:“I’m not going to ruin your meeting but I do want to know what he has to say.” Alyssa Toress:“you dont trust me to tell you?” Geralt:“It’s not that. (You can sense a half truth, I’m sure.) It’s that politicians have a way of altering the details and making side deals to suit their agendas. Nothing personal, just an observation.” Alyssa Toress:“its just… you can be a bit rough of the tongue” “let me work my magic” Geralt:“We warriors are much more simple and don;t have to deal with all those complications.” “I’ll keep my moputh shut. Pretend I’m not there.” Alyssa Toress:“okay fine” DM:yeah you’ll just have Geralt’s cat-like eyes observing the situation in total silence, waiting to pounce…. :P Geralt:lol Calim Gorn:Hard for a girl to get her freak on with an audience man DM:lol… well it’s Geralt you know he’s gonna want to join in on that action. Calim Gorn:lol Geralt:((this would be his stance IC, nothing personal) Alyssa Toress:please i’m married Calim Gorn:Like that’s stopped you Geralt:he doesn’t trust politicians DM:Geralt knows you’re a cheater. Alyssa Toress:technically i am royalty not a politician DM:His medallion detects adultery now, after he upgraded it Alyssa Toress:thats the people from ronen Calim Gorn:lol Geralt:lol or at least the will for it… the Detect Moisture attribute DM:Okay… so tthe two of you meet with Adron. Alyssa Toress:yeah DM:He has a small side office apparently for these private meetings during his exhibitions… the office has a painting on the wall of himself standing in front of his tower, the perspective of the painting is a bit off… probably to show the entirety of Adron Tower and his company. Geralt:royalty, princess, politician… all the same to him DM:Tehre’s also some nice cushioned chairs there and Adron himself greets you Alyssa Toress:“hello love” “i’m going to be honest here, you screwed up” Senator Adron Kortarian:“Well hello. I must say I’m a bit disappointed I didn’t get a private meeting wtiht he princess, but a man must accept some sacrifices.” Geralt walks in and nods a coutious greeting and moves to the back of the room a few paces. Alyssa Toress:“look i know you needed to test the weapons but couldnt you have put more money into your travel budget to go further away from populated areas” Senator Adron Kortarian:“Of course, most of our testing does happen in the native lands of thee Earth demons, this was a bit of an emergency situation.” Alyssa Toress:“i’m a reasonable woman” Senator Adron Kortarian:“In fact, I’d callit more a success than a screw-up.” Alyssa Toress:“how so?” Alyssa Toress sits next to him Senator Adron Kortarian:“We were eliminating a threat to Ronen.” Calim Gorn:(A threat that wasn’t there until he fucked around with it) Senator Adron Kortarian:“My sensors, as you know, are cutting edge… we detected the Earth Demon presences and sought to eliminate them.” Alyssa Toress:“so the earth demons appeared naturally?” “with no input from you or your tech” Senator Adron Kortarian:“My technology may be advanced, but it isn’t designed to get Earth demons across the ocean.” “Of course… a stolen ship taken by the fallen could do that.” “Intent on spreading terrorist groups into Ronen, getting the Guild of Swords to pull out of the war.” Alyssa Toress:“do you have anything more concrete than a possible stolen ship” “because if you did have something that could draw earth demons that would be a powerful weapon if used against daelan for instance” “an ace to reclaim the rebel province” Senator Adron Kortarian:“So your explanation is that I’ve developed a lure that not only draws earth demons to another contnent but also allows them the ability to swim?” “I must say I’m flattered princess.” “You must think quite highly of my skills.” Alyssa Toress:“no its an unlikely explination” Geralt:me at the back of the room… Calim Gorn:lol DM:lol Alyssa Toress:“just a hope” Calim Gorn:(There is the theory that Earth Demons naturally exist beneath all the continents, they’re just closest to the surface where Yt is) Alyssa Toress:“i’m not narrow minded and see what potential such a tool would have” Calim Gorn:(So his device could have lured up Earth Demons that were already there) Alyssa Toress:“but what if the earth demons are already on every continent and just dormant on most?” DM:Alyssa can sense Adron is being a bit dishonest somewhere… he’s hiding something probably… (also I secretly roll bad for your insight I may lie) Senator Adron Kortarian:“What if?” “You think I’m purposely drawing them to the surface undedr my own continent?” Alyssa Toress:“just like you needed to test the weapons you may have needed to test the lure” “in a controlled manner where your soldiers could deal with it” Geralt:((it would create quite the market for his stuff)) Senator Adron Kortarian:“And the controlled manner you suggest was close to my own headquarters in an area that could get me executed for treason?” “It is true that some of my prototypes were tested…” Alyssa Toress:“the two incursions dont make sense” “why capture the girl?” “they didnt act hostile to her” Senator Adron Kortarian:“We have seen the Earth demons take sacrifices in Yt.. perhaps they feed on the essence of mana based creatures.” “or perhaps they were trying to convert worshippers.” Alyssa Toress:“adron i feel like you arent being honest with me” “if you’ve developed such a tool it could be the most devastating weapon of all time” “and i want to be by your side to unleash it” i’m gonna use my ultimate effort Calim Gorn:lol DM:It’s gonna be tough with Geralt in the room btw.. :P Alyssa Toress:lol okay so persuasion check… 38 DM:heh okay if you want to spend a hero point on that ya can heh. Senator Adron Kortarian looks over to Geralt for a moment before going back to Alysas. Alyssa Toress:“geralt could you excuse us?” Geralt:goitta say please Alyssa Toress:please “please” Calim Gorn:lol Geralt makes the princess beg, oh yeah DM:lol. yeah she totally wants him! Geralt:“Sure, I’ll be outside.” ((btw, totally listening in with my keen hearing)) Geralt walks to the door and exits DM:lol.. you got extended on your hearing? Geralt:yes DM:heh okay Calim Gorn:lol DM:you couldptoentialyl hear then Geralt:Imbued Senses (Aela-Based): Enhanced Senses 6 (Low-light Vision, Accurate Hearing, Extended Hearing, Acute Smell, Extended Smell) Senator Adron Kortarian:“I can’t help but wonder what your motivation is in all this princess.” “Clearly there’s more to you than meets the eye.” Alyssa Toress:“i want to be more than the second daughter that never rules” “married to a husband that cant satisfy me” Geralt:lol, harsh Calim Gorn:It’s not that I can’t per se Alyssa Toress:wont and cant are basically the same DM:that is one of the rumors… :P Geralt:yeah Calim Gorn:lol DM:That or you’re more into dick :P Calim Gorn:I mean Calim doesn’t care about the rumors, they keep people from finding out the truth, lol He even nudges people towards one of the rumors occasionally Geralt:as long as he doesn’t grab Geralt’s ass Calim Gorn:lol Senator Adron Kortarian:“Arielle’s recovery must have been quite a… surprise.” Calim Gorn:Yeah I mean he won’t do anything overt like that…. but like, I’m sure somebody saw him go into that elevator with Angelus Alyssa Toress:“miracilous” DM:Give me a deception cehck, you can basically tell he’s trying to feel you out basically trying to see if you’re a cold hearted bitch. Calim Gorn:And stand close to him whispering about something Alyssa Toress:lol nat 20 Calim Gorn:lol awesome DM:Assuming you want to play it off like your’e just power hungry heh… not sure what you were trying to represent. Alyssa Toress:sure Calim Gorn:Like you know the rumors after this are gonna be “Lord Calim was seen following after Angelus after the demonstration, while Princess Alyssa requested an audience with Senator Kortarian and brought that freak Witcher along” Senator Adron Kortarian:“You are quite the beauty Aylssa. you deserve better than Calim, a man with no ambitions to speak of….” Geralt:lol, she likes to have me watch Alyssa Toress:“he doesnt appreciate me” Geralt:that way at least some man gets to enjoy seeing her naked Calim Gorn:lol Alyssa Toress:“he leaves me feeling cold and lonely” Senator Adron Kortarian:"Yes, that mcuh is certain. It’s shocking really… " “What a terrible life it must be to be stuck wtih him… married but still alone.” Alyssa Toress:“yes” DM:He moves closer to you, apparently tryingtomove in for a subtle kiss, at least assuming you reciprocate. Alyssa Toress:hell yeah Calim Gorn:lol Geralt:how old is this dude? Alyssa Toress:i dunno DM:He’s 36. heh. So like twice her age. Alyssa Toress:see thats young Geralt:could still be your dad though Calim Gorn:This girl is half his age…. Geralt:hehe Calim Gorn:Too old for that book by Nabakov though Senator Adron Kortarian:“You must be searching for a means of escape for your marraige.” Alyssa Toress:“i just want to feel alive” Alyssa Toress kisses him DM:Pretty mcuh at this point he’s moving for a full blown sex scene… probably not knowing (or caring) that Geralt is watching… heh.. so we can fast forward to the others if you’re going along with that Geralt’s hearing will definiteyl pick that stuff up heh. Calim Gorn:lol Alyssa Toress:okay great Calim Gorn:I assume at some point I come back and wonder where the others went DM:Yeah you come back, about halfway through their sex scene heh… I assume you walk aroubnd a bit to find Geralt He’s a pretty distinctive characters o people kinda know where he went. Geralt:well hopefully he doesn’t get some free nookie without giving up some goods DM:Though you mgiht get Hachi instead… though I guess if you found hachi you’d just have to get him to sniff out Geralt. Calim Gorn:lol yeah Either way I’d find him eventually Calim Gorn approaches Geralt, “I take it Alyssa is speaking to Adron in private?” DM:So you find Geralt listening at the door (I assume he’s listening to the whole thing, that white haired pervert that he is..) Geralt things to himself, “See thisis why I screw Viniira and not all of Alenya.” Calim Gorn:lol DM:yeah Geralt is probably standing close by the door with a big bulge in his pants :P Geralt:lol will save? Calim Gorn:Yeah I kinda assumed his hearing was good enough that he wouldn’t have to actively lean against the door DM:lol… yeah I’ll give you a will save if you want to try to ssuppress it. Geralt:right, i’m back far enough to look like I can’t hear to those that don;t know better DM:yeah. I mean you gota be fairly close since the door is reinforced to block sound, but it’s not totally quiet… and with extended hearing you could make out most of it. heh okay, you managed to suppress it for now so you’re not standing there with a big bulge. Calim Gorn:lol “I didn’t have any luck with Angelus… Hopefully she gets better results.” Geralt:so Calim arrives on scene now? DM:Yeah heh. He’s aprpoaching you. Geralt:and i know about their “loose” relationship right? Alyssa Toress:no Geralt:or it hidden enough that i don;t know DM:I don’t think they necessarily told you that… though the Toress women in general have a rep for being slutty, well Alyssa more so than others. :P Calim Gorn:lol Geralt:well i know she is.. i mean with Calim Calim Gorn:You’d know there are a lot of rumors about Calim not bedding Alyssa for one reason or another Geralt:ok DM:yeah I don’t think you’d know their specifics. thoufgh there’s rumors that Calim ain’t doing his husbandly duty. Well mainly that he doesn’t seem interested in her at all Mostly people think he’s just gay. Geralt:so i don;t expect him to take it hard that she is screwing the dude Calim Gorn:You could tell him and gauge the accuracy of the rumors, lol Geralt:“I hope so. She is using her.. uhm, charm to try to extract information.” Calim Gorn smirks DM:well she’s extracting something. Geralt:“What’s the smile for?” Calim Gorn:“Nothing. Let’s wish her success.” Geralt:“Uh, yeah. He better give it up… the informatio that is.” Calim Gorn:“I offered Angelus the opportunity to betray him, but he didn’t take the bait. Seems like he’s a good loyal soldier.” DM:He’s 1st class man! Geralt:“Well he claimed they were already there and they just happened to get lucky in finding them.” “I find that unlikely though.” Calim Gorn:“Yeah, I don’t buy that…” “They say that Earth Demons are deep down beneath all the other continents besides where they emerged in Yt. If they’re at the surface here then something brought them up.” Geralt:“I’m sure he had something to do with it too.” Calim Gorn:“The problem is we don’t have anything to nail him on… Unless he just admits it and expects to go unpunished.” “Angelus said he wasn’t aware he was doing anything illegal.” DM:I mean he could jsut be a soldier wiping out enemies of the empire. Earth Demons are considered the enemy… more now than ever. Granted he was involved in a cover-up.. since he didn’t want Ronen to know of course maybe he was just avoiding the consequences of panic, like you guys are. Geralt:“It possible he didn’t know the extent. The little man often doesn’t. Which is why I don;t like being the little man.” Calim Gorn nods… Geralt:“If we found a device that functons as a lure though….” Calim Gorn:“I did my best to plant the seeds of doubt, but I don’t know whether they’ll take root.” “Yes, that would be a smoking gun, as it were.” “I’m curious about what the development setbacks on his Magitech armor and airship are exactly.” DM:Meanwhile we can skip to the end of Alyssa’s sex scene… assumng you’re not interrupting it which it doesn’t seem you are . Calim Gorn:Nah, can’t interrupt the delicate negotiations Geralt:i’m going to barge in for some DP action Calim Gorn:lol Geralt:no DM:lol. That’d be awesome if he did that Geralt:show the princess a REALLY good time Hachikomaru:rofl Alyssa Toress:please that would really mess up negotiations Hachikomaru:you almost choked me G, damn Geralt:lol DM:lol I was picturing Geralt kicking down the door and immediately dropping his pants. And being like “Lets do this!” Then proceeding to rush in there. Geralt:that would be a epic scene DM:lol. Hachikomaru:hero point territory Alyssa Toress:do i get a hero point DM:Okay.. I’ll give Alysa a straight presence x2 check to see how mucfh of an impression she made (you can add the +5 for your appearance tho) I mgiht give ya a complication Hp if Geralt came runnin in there. lol That’d be funny as hell Calim Gorn:There will be other hero points DM:That’d be like a complciation I’d do if he rolled a natuarl 1 on his will save He couldn’t bear to hear anymore he had to go in! Alyssa Toress:fuck a 3 Geralt:“Yeah baby, give it to me in the back door. I’ve always wanted that but Calim won;t even do that!” Calim Gorn:lol damn, you should have more Presence than that Alyssa Toress:wait x2 DM:yeah it shouldb e presence x2 + 5 Alyssa Toress:hold on Calim Gorn:Yeah heh That’s better DM:heh well you still have the 3 roll :P Alyssa Toress::( DM:But you can use your better bonus Geralt:that would ahve been great, a 1 on the roll Alyssa Toress:26 still Calim Gorn:Hero Point it? lol DM:yeah lol I will sometimes drop acomplication if someoen rolls a natural 1 as an added consequence of ailrue. Alyssa Toress:its a 26 on the 3 tab thats not bad also i am out of hero points Calim Gorn:Yeah it’s decent DM:He seems charmed by the encounter. Aftera ll who wouldn’t want probably the hottest girl in the world at the time… Senator Adron Kortarian:“Maybe you coudl come by and see me tomorrow when I’m less busy..” Alyssa Toress:“why dont i spend the night?” Calim Gorn:lol Senator Adron Kortarian:“Won’t your husband be jealous?” Calim Gorn:Nope Alyssa Toress:“who cares about him” DM:That would make a pretty huge story lol…. since there are bards here reporting on the tech… so the princess fucking around woudl be a pretty big issue :P Calim Gorn:Hmm, wonder if I have enough time to catch a late airship to Yt Alyssa Toress:“but i guess there are the bards here” “they might talk” Senator Adron Kortarian:“Well I don’t care if you don’t care.” Senator Adron Kortarian smirks. Alyssa Toress:“i’ll see you tomorrow” “i dont want a scandal” Geralt:“Well you could ask Geral to be your allibi… for a price, hehe.” DM:You coudl totalyl snub Calim if you want, it’d be an embarassment for him and his house, but fuck him anyway, am I right? :P Calim Gorn:lol Geralt:((Well you could ask Geral to be your allibi… for a price, hehe.)) Alyssa Toress:“i cant afford to anger house gorn” Calim Gorn:It’d kick in my Married to Alyssa Complication! Alyssa Toress:“but make sure you get plenty of rest” Alyssa Toress kisses him Senator Adron Kortarian kisses you back as you part ways. Geralt:so not info, what a slut… man she isn’t a good negotiator at all DM:She got his measurements. That’s good info right? :P Alyssa Toress:look i’ll get it tomorrow okay Senator Adron Kortarian:“Oh and come alone next time.” Calim Gorn:Sometimes negotiations take time Alyssa Toress:“i told him to wait behind but he wouldnt listen” “you know how the clansman are” Senator Adron Kortarian nods. Senator Adron Kortarian:“They’re a persistent and superstitious lot.” Geralt:Alyyssa wants this……970926.973293.0.973418.….0…1c.1.64.img..3.2.167…0i24k1.HP5ObAhd05Y#imgrc=fMYkGAjStifnKM%3A Senator Adron Kortarian:“And his clan is the best of them.” Geralt: Calim Gorn:Ew DM:lol. That gonna be Geralt’s new official token image? :P Geralt:lol, hell no DM:Alright so anything else you guys wanted to do here or you gonna let Alyssa continue her thing? You’ve got some more time for investigation. Calim Gorn:Well not sure what we can investigate without breaking into somewhere restricted Geralt:well is she coming… out that is DM:Yeah she’s coming out now. Well you could try to wait around for Angeuls and confront him again. Either or try your hand at infiltrating heh. Alyssa Toress:“hi guys” DM:Or just ask around with various employees try to do some sluething, of course he may hear you’rve been asking around So of course risks with that Alyssa Toress:“things went well we are gonna meet again tomorrow” Geralt:“So I hope your negotiaions were fruitfull?” Alyssa Toress:“i’m gonna go back to the hotel and catch some rest” Geralt:“Yeah, I bet he is looking forward to another chance to bounce his ideas off you.” Calim Gorn:“Were you able to get anything out of him?” Alyssa Toress:“we had a good talk yeah” “i’m hopeful for this investigation” Geralt:all the inuindos adding up, hehe Calim Gorn:lol “It’d be nice if we could go poking through all these restricted areas… I think I found the barracks for that special ops group.” Alyssa Toress:“just dont do anything rash okay” “wait til i meet him again” Geralt:“What would be the result if caught?” Alyssa Toress:“i dont know you’d probably destroy our investigation” Geralt:((ask Alyssa, she knows all about poking around in restricted areas)) Calim Gorn:lol DM:I mean as Imbued they couldn’t kill you Calim Gorn:“Very well, I suppose we can leave it in your hands for now.” DM:at best they could capture you and hold you for ransom from one of your factions Calim Gorn:“I’d rather not get ransomed off or anything else inconvenient.” Geralt:“Well hopefully more her lips than hands. They always more persuasive I’ve found.” DM:Of course it’d totally blow your cover. Calim Gorn smirks Calim Gorn:“Come Geralt, let’s see what sort of accomodations we can secure for ourselves here in lovely Trisemmon.” Geralt:“Sure thing buddy.” DM:heh okay so you’re all gonna get a room there? Alyssa and Calim staying together, or you staying separately? Calim Gorn:We can book the room together For appearances sake Give Geralt and Hachi separate rooms DM:Yeah that’d look really bad if Geralt and Hachi were staying together :P Calim Gorn:Also how long is a round trip flight to Yt and back? You know, for curiosity’s sake Geralt:what about Geralt and Calim DM:To where in Yt? Geralt:hehe Calim Gorn:Hydra Clan territory Geralt:where is Vin btw? DM:I mea it’s kinda hard to find direct flgihts, so there’s a waiting period, aint’ like the airships are always going Calim Gorn:Note to self: get private airship DM:Viniira is right now back with her own people in the Minotaur clan territory, not sure if it’s drawn on there yet but it’s the far west, they’re pretty safe compared to the other clans. Geralt:let’s steal the ulimate battle ship prototype Calim Gorn:lol DM:lol yeah you could try to steal his ship. Of course that shit is probably guarded. And by probably, I mean definiteyl :P Calim Gorn:Yeah don’t think we want to do that right now Let Alyssa’s Presence 9 pussy work its ways first DM:lol Geralt:lol DM:Enhanced presence 9 (limited to: pussy) Calim Gorn:lol Geralt:hehe, i was about to type that.. if i could boost Pres just to my dick DM:Alright so you basically jsut waste time.. fast forwarding… Calim Gorn:But yeah me and Alyssa can share a hotel room and then the next day she can go to her appointment with Adron while we do whatever DM:lol.. yeah if youjust wanted to make really good imrpesions on people you have sex with lol. You could do like limited presence : sex appeal too. Yeah what is Geralt and Calim and Hachi doing while this is going on? Alyssa Toress:go see a movie they have those right DM:heh they’ve got plays. No movies. Geralt:this? i thought i was there for the show… it late now and time to get rooms? DM:They do have audio recordings but no video. Yeah you basically get rooms and wait around was just wondering what you wanted to do the next day. Since Alyssa is gonna go see Adron at night, and you guys are just killing time around trisemmon. Geralt:oh while she renegotiates? Calim Gorn:Yeah guess I could do a play, something haughty and aristocratic And possibly not straight DM:Yeah it’s a classic case of hard-sell vs soft-sell negotiations. Geralt:i’ll insist on going again…. want to hear what he tells her, acting like i have no clue that anything odd happened DM:heh. okay lets do that IC Calim Gorn:lol DM:Geralt remarks “They don’t have porn in this world, THIS IS ALL I HAVE!” Calim Gorn:Haha Alyssa Toress:buy a drawing Geralt:lol Alyssa Toress:“geralt please for the love of all that is holy can you let me fuck adron in peace” “you’ll just mess things up” DM:lol Calim Gorn:lol damn Geralt:“What, is THAT what you were doing in there?” Alyssa Toress:“of course” “so please just let me work my skills okay” Calim Gorn just sits there and watches the argument, not seeming to care Alyssa Toress:“you go have dinner or something with hachi” DM:make sure to get the doggy bag. Calim Gorn:lol Geralt:“Well when do you intend to get some information out of him and not just a stain on your dress.” Alyssa Toress:“soon” “now please let me work” Geralt:“Apparently my being there did not hinder your negotiations yesterday.” DM:Also did you want to send Elleyan a communication btw? She was expecting you to get back to her. Or you want to leave her hanging? Calim Gorn:Oh yeah, guess I could take care of that Alyssa Toress:thanks calim Calim Gorn:As my task for the day while Alyssa is out Alyssa Toress:“just stay here okay” DM:okay. What did you want to tell her? Alyssa Toress leaves towards the meeting Calim Gorn:Give her the rundown of the show and that Adron didn’t unveil his airship or his magitech armor due to “technical difficulties” and that Alyssa is working on prying more information out of him Geralt:“So why is this such a big deal to you. Apparently you aren’t afraid I’ll see your cunt, everyone else has.” DM:poor Geralt. he can’t hear Alyssa’s dirty talk. At Presence +18 it’s pretty damn good too. Calim Gorn:lol “Just leave her be, Geralt. It’s fine.” DM:With Geralt’s enhanced senses he’s probably heard and smelled it too. Calim Gorn:“Our only other viable approach is to break into Adron’s facilities and hope we stumble across the information we’re looking for. That approach obviously doesn’t have high odds of success.” Geralt:“Shit, haughty princesses! Do you reall trust her to be honest with us? Hell she isn’t even honest with you. Sleeping around right in front of you.” Calim Gorn:“I’m not acting surprised about it, am I?” Geralt:“Well no. But still, doesn’t that irritate you that she keeps secrets?” Calim Gorn:“If it works, it works. Who am I to complain.” Calim Gorn laughs Calim Gorn:“Everyone in Rahseld keeps secrets.” “Including myself.” Hachikomaru:The Guild of Secrets Calim Gorn:“As long as she gets us the information we need to satisfy the Templars, I don’t care about the rest.” Geralt:“I don;t understand the ways of your people. We may have some secrets in Yt but we don;t life for them like you both seem to.” **live Calim Gorn:“You don’t have to understand it, or even like it. Just let it work.” Geralt:“For you I will. I don;t appreciate her snubbing us though.” Calim Gorn:“Yes, well, Adron probably isn’t into group sex. At least not with this male to female ratio, I imagine.” Calim Gorn laughs Geralt:“HAHA, yeah I wouldn’t think so… how about you though? Is that why you don;t care? just saying rumors fly.” Calim Gorn smiles, “Not all rumors are true. But they can be convenient.” Geralt:“See more secrets. I sometimes feel like I’m an open book and everyone knows everything about me.” Calim Gorn:“Yes, I understand how you feel… You may find it hard to believe me, but I don’t keep what secrets I keep lightly. If it wasn’t something I felt of vital importance to keep hidden, I wouldn’t hide it.” “I appreciate your honesty and forthrightness. I even envy it a little.” Geralt:“Well let’s go find some entertainment.” Calim Gorn nods Geralt:close scene DM:okay.. so I’ll do Calim’s scene talking to Ellenya first… Calim Gorn:Oh heh you want to play that out? DM:Well I figure just what you’ll say cause she may react differently depending… So I figure probabl ygood to RP that. Alyssa Toress:you think i can go to sleep soon? DM:May be short of course. Calim Gorn:Heh okay DM:Well if you wanted to not do your scene Herlock we could leave that for next time.. and I could maybe do some stuff with Geralt. I had planned for something to happen to him heh. Since he’s going out on the town and such. Alyssa Toress:yeah i need to go ot bed DM:okay… guess we can leave your scene for next time then Alyssa Toress:ok DM:Alright… to Calim and the Ellenya mobile! Calim Gorn:lol DM:Calim calls up Ellenya… it takes him a bit to be transferred over to her. That’s pretty common but he eventualyl gets a direct comm to her. Calim Gorn:Too bad you nerfed teleportation, I’d just call Laventa and tell her I got a hotel room and that Alyssa is indisposed all day, get over here DM:You aren’t speaking over a secure line btw unless you got a di crystal of your own. Calim Gorn:Yeah I don’t have one, at least not that I spent the points on this time around DM:okay. Ellenya Toress:“So what did you find out?” Calim Gorn:“Nothing much, but we’re still investigating. Adron held back his new Magitech armor and airship and wouldn’t say why other than having experienced some setbacks in development.” “We confirmed what we already knew, though we haven’t been able to procure hard evidence yet.” Ellenya Toress:“He held it back? Really… the airship seemed like it functioned fine to me.” Calim Gorn:“Yes, not sure what his game is. It looks like it’s actually docked here at Trisemmon right now, or at least the prototype is.” Ellenya Toress:“Is it time I went and used the proper channels?” Calim Gorn:“Not yet, we haven’t exhausted our alternatives.” Ellenya Toress:“Well time might be running out… we’re kind of sitting on a big prblem here.” “How much time do you need?” Calim Gorn:“Hopefully no more than a week, but that’s worst case.” “I don’t expect it to take that long.” Ellenya Toress:“A week?! That’s a long time…” Calim Gorn:(What was the time between the last two incidents?) DM:Lemme see.. one sec. Was about 3 days. Calim Gorn:Well shit, that’s no help =P DM:You guys responded pretty promptly to Justy’s call. heh. And then after that the Earth Demons struck elsewhere. Calim Gorn:“Like I said, that’s worst case. Have to account for uncertainties in the data.” Ellenya Toress:“If I don’t hear from you in a couple days, I’m going to do what I have to.” Calim Gorn:“Understood…” (Is the Sunlord expecting any kind of report also? If so then I’d send it, with more or less the same coded talk) DM:Yeah she’s expecting some as well. SO you send out the report… Though with her you could elect not to send it yet.. and say you had to maintain radio silence She’s a bit more accomodating… Ellenya is more like “Earth demons are under me!” and kinda freaked out Calim Gorn:lol DM:She’s had earth rot once.. she don’t wanan get it again Geralt:i would opt for that DM:The sunlord is on a flying city. She doens’t care that mcuh She’s laughs at burrowing :P Geralt:we don;t want others to get wind Calim Gorn:Yeah guess I’ll leave her out for now DM:ok yeah she’l understand if you don’t report yet Calim Gorn:If I don’t have a hard deadline to report then I’ll put it off DM:considering your’e in Adron central. Okay meanwhile… as geralt is out wandering the streets… The place is rather foreign to him… perhaps the most foreign of all cities he’s visited, save Aylanae itself… The streets are smooth and paved, as are the side walks… while some buildings are still wooden, many are constructed of stone and metal. Calim Gorn:(Like Earth Demons…) DM:Everything here seems to be adopting a very magitech look… trying to break as muich as possible with the traditional village… Geralt:is this typical of this land or he gone way beyond? DM:This is beyond. Ronen usualyl isn’t this advanced, this is the most advanced city they’ve got, basically thanks to Adron and his upgrades. Granted tehy’ve got a lot of magitech, but it’s still mostly cobblestone roads and such. Geralt:ok DM:This place has fully paved roads that whirlwind wagosn (magitech cars) drive on. And lots of lightning lamsp lighting up everything, including more complex signage lit up by similar lightnign tech Geralt has also noticed his medallion vibrating here and there…. just slightly, almost like a false reading… or a partial one… but it almost always seems to go back to rest in a moment or two… Geralt:so these are not regular or don;t correspond with a certain spot? DM:It doesn’t seem so, it’s just a momentary tremor in it…. kind of odd… it doesn’t seem to repeat.. .at least until. you reach one area.. where the vibration is faint, but seems to be defintieyl there… Calim Gorn:(Am I with him for this or am I off doing something else?) DM:Nah you’re off doing your own thing, techbnicalyl hachi could be there, but I think Sef is afk Geralt was just screwing around with hachi potentially or if Sef isn’t there, Il’l say Hcahi decided to drink out of another toilet. Geralt:not with his cone ok, what is this area where it is steady? DM:It looks liek it’s one of the poorer sections of town… with a mix of run down buildings and somewhat newer construction, though eventhen, the construction is drab and depressing looking, as if they did’t really care to make anything flashy… Geralt:hmm, i will search for the source i guess, out of curiosity DM:okay it’ll take you a bit since your medallion aint’ really the greatest at pinpointing stuff… Geralt:right, would be a tril and error ting DM:I’ll give you an investigation cehck to try to figure out where it’s coming from. can do it untrained if you don’t have it. It’s intelligence. So intx2 if you don’t have investigate Geralt:not too great DM:You have to doa fairly wide circle waiting to see where the medallion stops sensing… however it seems that your wandering around has attracted the attetnion of some street toughs… Geralt:oh boy DM:A group of 6 men, armed with clubs (some of them with nails driven into them) come to confront you… Man:“Hey what you think you’re doing around here?” Geralt:“Hello men. What a wonderful day for a walk, wouldn’t you say?” “I’m admiring your city. Actually I was trying to find something.” Man 2:“Why don’t you try walking a different direction? What you’re looking for isn’t here.” Geralt:“You wouldn’t to know about some sort of power source or magic around here would you?” Man:“The only power source is right here…” Man displays his spiked club. Geralt:“Ohh, that does look pretty powerful. Not quite as much as thse though.”, as he thumbs the weapons on his back. “Look I’m not looking for trouble and I’m sure you don;t want any.” Hachikomaru:im here, was making some hot chocolate Man:“Nice swords… maybe we’ll take em.” Geralt:“I kill monsters for a living, and you my friends are NOT monsters. So I have no beef with you unless you force it.” DM:I’ll give you an intimidation cehck See if you can get em to back down Geralt will wriggle his fingers a bit, bringin up quen preemptively. DM:They stare a bit at the shimmering shield… perhaps rethinking thier 6 vs 1 odds… Man:“We’re going to cut you a break this time… consider yourself lucky.. come on guys… lets go get a drink.” DM:They seem to be backing off assuming you don’t want to press the issue Man:Also was gonna drop Calim and Alyssa some hero points for their scenees and such. DM:Alyssa Toress gains a hero point. , Calim Gorn gains a hero point. Calim Gorn:Whoo Geralt:“Thanks for your hospitality.”, he yells after them. Calim Gorn:Cuckolded Hero Point DM:lol. yeah that could be another rumor going around too… that you like to watch your wife have sex with other men :P Calim Gorn:lol DM:Geralt want to cotniue his investigation or just gonna turn back for now? Geralt:will continue, not gonna let them stop me Calim Gorn:×0:895×500/1600×900/ My reaction to that rumor DM:lol Geralt continues ahead, beliecving the vibrations to be emanating from what seems to be afairly large unlableed building… a warehouse he’d guess.. there’s likely more than one source of it, or a t least a large soruce area… The place is a new construction, probably produced about the time Adron Futuristics took over with its upgrades…. though there’s no lable on the place… Geralt:any guards, locked? DM:There’s no outer guards… though the door to the place is a heavy metal sort… apparentyl difficultto break into and locked… There are some windows on the second story a skilled climber could potentially access… Or you could try ot bust through the main door, they’re not super strong, so anyone of suitable strength fould probably get it down with some difficulty. Geralt will climb to get a look in DM:okay give me an athletics check to climb. Geralt:acro or athlitics? nm, incoming DM:Athletics I believe for climbing. You easily climb up there… manuevring to the window.. the glass is cloudy making it difficult to see inside but it seems the window is able with some manipulation to be pushed open… probably to allow some ventillation. Geralt:will do so and peek in DM:It’s one of the large windows that basically can tilt outwards with a joint in the middel of it. Okay you push the window a bit and look in… the top level seems to be what you’d expect an old warehouse… containing some crates.. and large shelves.. but give me a perception check… Your keen hearing is able to pick up something… it’s distant. beneath the floor somewhere based on your accurate sense… It’s a sound you know well from your monster training, the sound of a screamer… a lesser insect-like earth demon taht travels in colonies… They’er commonly drawn to deep mining operations, but it’s rare to ever find them this close to the surface…. You can give me a monster lore check too To see what else you know Calim Gorn:lol nice DM: You know what’s listed there.. plus… Geralt:like i said… Starship Troopers….. DM:You recognize their particular screech here, it’s not the typcial one they do when attacking (the one they’re named for)… this one is rather a screech they only seem to emit when in danger… it’s essentially a cry for help from the rest of the colony. For instance when one is wounded or otherwise in trouble… most ears are unable to tell the difference but for someone of your training you can recognize it as being many callsof disrtess… And there’s no sounds of battle that you can hear, so it’s possible they’er simply hurt or trapped down there… Geralt:ok, so it sounds like it is underground? or in a container? DM:Yea hthey’re underneath the warehouse floor somewhere. Calim Gorn:Adron pulled a Matrix on them, he’s hooked them into a battery farm DM:You don’t think they’re inside this top level Geralt:oh, i’m on the top floor, so not an open warehouse and has actual floors? DM:You also spot 4 guards moving about the top level as well.. apparently patrolling… Nah it’s an actual warehouse, you susepct they’er in some kinda basement This is basically a 2-3 story warehouse high ceiling, and the sound iss coming from beneath the floor at ground level. You’re roughly on the second story. Geralt:got it DM:Though there’s a drop if you go through the window, but you could maybe jump to one of the high shelves. Geralt:there a walkway arounnd the inner perimeter? DM:Where there’s cratses and storage and such There’s no actual large walkway through there are metal beams that run the top of it. you could potentially walk on them with good balance. But no easy to manuever place. beyond the metal supports. Then you could potentially drop down to the top of one of the large crate-bearing shelves. Geralt:hmm, what to do.. would Geralt press on, or go alrt the others…. the guards on ground floor? Calim Gorn:If we get a Templar team down here it could be the evidence we need to prove that Adron is harnessing Nuumian based technology Problem is not alerting Adron Unless Templars got a local branch here DM:Well the Templar do sorta have facilities but no actual mbued.. they’re more just human helpers. They’re not technicalyl templar per se… but they’re believers of Sheyl. Most of the actual badass templar are on Aylanae or going to war heh. Calim Gorn:Heh yeah that’s what I figured DM:Yeah the guards are moving about the ground floor, they don’t look particualrly super alert.. but do have magitech weaponry… Geralt:ok, I’ll back off and go let the others know DM:Some of it looks similar to Adron’s tech.. okay Geralt pulls back.. and alerts the others… So basically be kinda later during the night at this point… whhen you’d go see hachi and Calim. Geralt:in privacy obviously DM:Yeah basically you’d prob meet back at your inn room Geralt:and not in rooms, they may have spies DM:Ah okay Where you want to meet and talk? Geralt:in a park or something where it is open and not conjested any place exist DM:Okay, there’s not really huge parks in this city, it’s pretty urban and congested… but you can find a little park off somewhere… Mostly with just swings and other play areas for children. It’s not being useed right now, cause it’s late at night. Calim Gorn:Would Alyssa be with us at this point or is she still off fucking Adron? lol DM:I’m assumign she’s spending the night with him So she’s still doing that thing heh.. so you guys can act event hough herlock ain’t here. Not sure if Sef is here either heh, I see him only partially lol Calim Gorn:Yeah he was here a minute ago DM:Gotta put a leash on that dog Hachikomaru:im here Calim Gorn:lol Hachikomaru:just tired DM:Well we could stop here if you want it’s getting kinda late anyway and we’ll do this and Alyssa’s seduction attempt next tiem Hachikomaru:can just procced without me, prolly play mina next week anyways DM:And Il’l give Geralt one hero point Geralt gains a hero point. Yeah amybe we’ll say Hachi had some complications with his brain injury. Geralt:there a max to those? DM:And they find him like chasing his tail or something Calim Gorn:Nah no max DM:Nah, no max to hero points. Geralt:ok Calim Gorn:Collect as many as possible Geralt:i have 5 now DM:Tehdcnicalyl you’re suppsoed to reset em to 1 each mission but I kinda prefer to just let em build and not do that. Calim Gorn:lol damn Can I have some? lol DM:I may reset if there’s a long pause, but like.. there’s usually not distinct mission separations in this agme anyway this campaign anyway heh. Hachikomaru:yeah G is a hero point prepper waiting for the hero apocalypse Calim Gorn:lol Geralt:yeppers never know when Geralt going to have to go all Rambo DM:Alright so up to you guys if you wantt to proceed now or wait till next week. guess I’ll say Hachi passed away during the night or something… unless someone wants to shoot him. :P Calim Gorn:lol DM:Calim is the only one with a gun, so you basically have to take him out back and shoot him Geralt:haha, can’t just retire him back home Calim Gorn:He chased a lightning carriage and got dragged out of town Hachikomaru:yeah i was just gonna say he’s in mokoro for a bit till i decide between the two DM:Yeah guess we’ll just say he wasn’t feeling good and left on an airship Hachikomaru:got destimper DM:He’s like fuck this man, my head hurts, I can still feel the place where my brain got crushed Calim Gorn:lol Hachikomaru:well actually i dont think the brain has nerves DM:He’s a super dog, his brain does have nerves. Hachikomaru:thats why theyre able to do brain surgery on awake fucks Calim Gorn:Yeah it doesn’t, you won’t feel injury to the brain itself Hachikomaru:duel between him and krypto? DM:lol yeah. krypto is broken as fuck think he’d probably win Hachikomaru:krypotonite claws, they glow green for a reason Calim Gorn:But yeah I’m thinking we need to get an actual Templar down here for backup unless we can find some kind of documentation that proves that Adron is purposely confining Earth Demons and using them for energy DM:Yeah you could elect to just call back to the sunlord and ask for backup or even take an airship Calim Gorn:Just going in there and wrecking his shit I dunno if that’ll really prove anything since he could make up some story about them happening to attack Hachikomaru:tho i think superman sucks against magic, shezam dude always kicks his ass captain marvel or whatever his name is its like his impervious gets breached by magic or some shit i dunno anyways DM:heh yeah true. Geralt:Didn’t know he was actually magical, just the magic word transformed him DM:So maybe Hachi could take him. Though the superspeed could be nasty. Calim Gorn:Heh could we send a message back to Aylanae with Hachi? Since he’s leaving anyway? Have him report to the Sunlord directly and include this latest thing that Geralt found? Hachikomaru:yeah captain marvel is DM:Yeah you could send him back with a message Calim Gorn:Then he gets his headache and goes back to Makoro DM:guess I’d let you do that Hachikomaru:he’s basically magic power sourced superman he gets his powers from the seals of solomon via some wizard dude Calim Gorn:Yeah I’d say do that then DM:What did hachi want to say specifically? Calim Gorn:That way if she wants to send someone back it just looks like a routine replacement for Hachi Hachikomaru:to the sunlord? or you the group DM:the sunlord Hachikomaru:whatever they want him to i reckon i mean he doesnt know what happened anyways, so theyd have to brief him DM:I’m gonna call on Sef’s complication… Whatever message you sent him with gets translated to “Timmy is trapped down a well” Geralt:via H&V, vol 1… “The letters of the wizard Shazam’s name stand for the elders who grant Captain Marvel his power: the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury. Captain Marvel is indeed the World’s Mightiest Mortal, a rival to Superman in terms of strength, speed, and durability. Given the magical nature of his powers, the good Captain has even been able to best the Man of Steel on occasion, although the two are otherwise evenly matched.” PL15 Calim Gorn:You can report to her on what we deduced at the event, that Angelus is the masked Imbued who was in the tunnels when we encountered the Earth Demons, and that the spear he was using is the same as one of the weapons Adron demonstrated at the event, and then you can also report that Geralt has made a strange discovery where Earth Demons appear to have been captured and are being kept prisoner in one of Adron’s facilities And Alyssa is plying Adron for more information while we’re wondering if we should bust open the facility and expose the Earth Demon presence Hachikomaru:yeah he usually beats him with the lightning bolt irc DM:heh okay, so I guess you’re just gonna wait to attack the warehouse your found… I guess we’l stop for tonight and let Alyssa dop her thing Calim Gorn:Yeah I mean, if we’re gonna go in hot then I figure it’s best to have Templar blessing, heh Plus doing that may mess up whatever Alyssa is doing DM:lol. Geralt:right, we want to be acting in accord with directives DM:alright we’ll resume this enxt week then Geralt:Black Adam is PL16
Session Log 16

Calim Gorn:So on a scale of 1 to “make new characters now” how boned are we tonight?
well has Sef updated his char yet? lol
Or is he still PL 6?
Calim Gorn:lol beats the fuck out of me
If he hasn’t sent you anything then I’m gonna guess no
Magietch Soldier:Magietch Soldier Attacks! (Ranged, 5, rank 5 Damage)Roll Result: 16 (11) Effect Rank: 5
Garrion:i wouldn’t hold your breath
DM:Magitech Soldier gains a hero point.
Magitech Soldier refreshes Luck points.
Magitech Soldier:Magitech Soldier Attacks! (Close, +5, rank 5 Damage)Roll Result: 14 (9) Effect Rank: 5
Calim Gorn:Well they got one badass amongst them at least
DM:nah I was just testing something
Adjusting macros so NPCs can use hero/luck easier
since before I just had it as PC only
Calim Gorn:Ah, heh
Herlock:if we all die
can i be arielle
DM:heh, well I mean I’ll probably restart you guys as members of the next band. Hopefully you all wont die though…
Herlock:if we all die i am saying we play pathfinder
DM:that’d be a possibility too heh.
Or Savage Worlds. :P
okay that seems to be working okay.
Herlock:can i teleport to home
DM:heh not to home probably… you could try to get to the surface, of course concentrations of Nuumian have been known to be able to thwart teleportaton so it’s not necessarily a given…
Herlock:i’m not good in a fight
DM:Generally it’s tough to teleport ifyou’re blocked off. underground.
Herlock:star trek can do it
Calim Gorn:Heh, we ain’t planning to fight anyway, we’re planning to run the fuck away
Herlock:i cant believe my husband died in the cave in
DM:Well if you want to use star trek just replace “atmospheric ionization” with “enhanced Nuumian levels” :P
Herlock:take a shuttle craft
all should be playing that hit new game … dishonored 2
i’m going to mercy ghost the entire game
Calim Gorn:I’m going total opposite right now
Playing Emily with High Chaos
They will all die
Hey Sef
oh yeah T lemme send you my sheet, dont think i ever did
its in the token but dont think i sent it to you
anyways im ready whenever
Calim Gorn:Same here, ready to go
Sefiros:btw, was fixing my stats on the token, do i use the basic editor or advanced?
needed to update a few values
Calim Gorn:Just basic
Sefiros:alright its fixed
DM:yeah you never sent me the sheet yet heh.
Sefiros:you get it?
im’ed u the link
dont think i can close browser till you DL it, so lemme know
DM:Yeah I got it.
DM:yeah everyone make sure your tokens are in order
before I copy them over
Sefiros:nothing worth looking over,its same as PL6 just updated higher values
nothing new per say
DM:you upgrade the dog form too?
Sefiros:no i actually need to do that, but it shouldnt take just a sec, we can proceed, dont plan on transforming anyways
i can prolly update it in a min, its alot simpler than the human
DM:yeah you don’t have the room down here anyway.
DM:alright just be awareyou’ll be usnig the old stats for it until you formally update it.
Assuming you use it
Sefiros:yeah thats fine, i’ll prolly update it while we play if we have a slow spot where im not involved heavily
shouldnt take just a sec to do it
its just a brick pretty much
DM:Also i did update the house rules a bit. The main change being that I changed how NPCs use luck/hero points. I went with a bit more standardized rule.
Sefiros:guess i should have 2 tokens actually
since the token stats are diff
can i slap my own down, or do you need to do it?
I’ll do that
DM:yeah that’d probably be easiest to have two tokens.
Yeah you can put down your own
just make sure to target it correctly
so it’s not in the void
Sefiros:ok I’ll slap one down during a slow spot
no use boggging stuff down right now
need to grab a copy of tokentool, while im at it, aint used it in while, not sure if i have a copy on this rig
anyways proceed
DM:you using herlocks comp?
Calim Gorn:lol don’t think he ever sent it
Sefiros:he aint sent it yet
i just mean i aint used tokentool since i got the laptop
so not sure if i have a copy on here, was DL’ing it right now
faster than digging through folders to see if i even have it on here
anyways let’s go, im ready
DM:Just to get the knowledge stuff out of the way first.. I’m gonna call for a a knowledge (any magic skill) and Geralt can roll his monster lore knowledge as well.
Sefiros:all i got in mokoro, so i dont think that covers this
DM:Alyssa can use her magic skill as well.
And if anyone has knwoldge (religion) you can roll that too.
Herlock:oh sorry i didnt know we started
Geralt:((did you know they making an Assassin’s Creed movie?))
Calim Gorn:Yeah I heard about that, heh
Herlock:it releases in like december
DM:heh. well tehy made two hitman movies so why not.
Herlock:its almost in theaters
michael fassbender
DM:And the warcraft movie too
Herlock:china loved that movie
DM:lol It was basically a shittier version of LotR.
Herlock:did you see my elven magic roll
did it do anything
DM:Yeah I saw it .
DM:I’m gonna get to the resultsof your roll heh.
one sec just making last minute preparations heh.
Calim Gorn:I have the “rocks that move are probably Earth Demons” skill
DM:okay.. so… last time we left off…
You were in that tunnel that’s 60 feet down with 4 magitech soldiers with no markings, the tunnel continues at about a 30 degree slope down into the earth… but there’s a shaft that you originalyl had to go down.
You’re around the base of the shaft… when all of a sudden everything starts to rumble and shake..
Geralt:yeah, we retreating back to the hole
Calim Gorn:Pretty sure we saw an Earth Demon grab a dude
Alyssa Toress:yeah
we did
DM:The shaft above rapidly starts to cave in and a stony hand reaches out from the wall grabbing one of the magitech solders and slamming him against the wall.
Alyssa Toress:i am gonna head for the exit
sorry love
Calim Gorn:lol yeah, running like hell
Heh, I can probably outrun you lol
Alyssa Toress:whatever
DM:Gonna do an init roll for everyone after I do the initial attack.
Alyssa Toress:can i spend a hero point ot not be in the hole
Calim Gorn:I knew I should have taken Wall Running
DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 9) Roll Result: 21 ( natural:17 , Save DC:24 ) Magitech Soldier 4 -—- Failure by 1 degrees
One of the soldiers gets dropped by the intiial attack
Alyssa Toress:(tab of sef how does earth rot work if i am touched am i fucked or do ihave to get really messed up by it for it to take effect)
(is it an on contact poison?)
Calim Gorn:(Depends on the severity of the injury, if you get hit you’ll probably have to make a Fort Save)
(Just touching ‘em I don’t think will do it but if they injure you then yeah you’ll probably get it)
DM:The stony being is partially out of the wall so it will be a bit difficult to hit though attacks will be possible.. I’m rolling init…
Alyssa Toress:so dodge > toughness > if wound > fort
Calim Gorn:Damn I rolled like a 2 for init
Also I don’t see the map or whatever if we’re on one
Alyssa Toress:discrition is the better part of valor so i am going to run away at high speed
back towards the surface
DM:Alyssa is first… she can see stones and dirt starting to collapse behind her as the shaft is collapsing, clearl the work of magic.. her own knowledge of elven magic can tell her that the ability to phase through rock as this creature seems capable of is something known only to Nuumian based magics….
Alyssa Toress:shaft collapse is the number 1 killer among men
Calim Gorn:Are we on a separate battle map? I can’t see the init count or anything
DM:Well the only way out (taht you know of) is in the process of coming down and collapsing…
Oh shit lol
I never made the map visible
Calim Gorn:lol
That’s better
DM:Yeah that would totally help. :P
Alyssa Toress:i dont see me
i cant see me
okay which way is out
Calim Gorn:Yeah, where all those rocks are blocking everything off
DM:To the north. heh If you want to use your darkvision spell I can let you see in the dark, it’s dark save for the soldiers lights they’re carrying.
Alyssa Toress:well i just see black i dont see rocvks
Geralt:so the way out is collapsed now?
Alyssa Toress:i dont think i have dark vision anymore
DM:Behind you is basicalyl all collapsing… It’s in the process, so it’d be highly dangers to try to fly up there (you could of course)
If you got super strength and flight you might be able to supermann your way through.
Before it fully comes down.
Sefiros:alright token is fully done
Alyssa Toress:i dont
Sefiros:you can copy this one back over to the room
Alyssa Toress:i’m gonna attack the rock monster
DM:You could risk a teleportation of course it may not work…
Sefiros:I’ll do up the dog one later
Calim Gorn:Well so much for running
Alyssa Toress:i cant see tab
T didnt ask if we had lights last time
Geralt:calim is beside me
Alyssa Toress:and now suddenly we are supposed to have lights
DM:heh… well you can jsut put up your spell to see in the dark.
Alyssa Toress:i dont have that spell
DM:before you had some light from the shaft itself
Alyssa Toress:it was an old character
DM:but that’s getting blocked off
Calim Gorn:Sounds like it’s time to Power Stunt something, lol
Though I dunno if that’d last the whole encounter
DM:The version I has seems to say you’ve got darkvision on your scrying thing.
Alyssa Toress:i dont even have scrying anymore
DM:Well you could fire random lightning bolts.
that’ll give you light lol at least flashes of it
oh don’t think I have your latest then
Alyssa Toress:okay i’ll fire off fireballs
Calim Gorn:Can he spend a Hero Point to have a light source of some kind with him?
DM:lemme see…
Alyssa Toress:can i spend a hero point for a lamp
yeah i havent sent you my latest
you can spend a hero point and say you had a lightning lamp on you
Just improvised gear type thing.
Calim Gorn:Yeah see this is why I have Darkvision lol
Alyssa Toress:
Herlock:can you add light to me
okay i did it
so the entire tunnel is collapsed
DM:It’s currently in the process of collapsing.
Lots of stones and dirt starting to fall.
Herlock:can i try a combination of flying and teleporting my way thru it safely
like a goku flash
boom i avoid a rock
keep the teleports short range dont try to go to the entire surface at once
to minimize complications
DM:You could try it. Though I mean you’ve got a lot to dodge and it’s difficult to see all that’s coming up at you since there’s clouds of dirt and such forming up there froma ll the dirt getting disturbed.
Herlock:eh whatever i’ll do it
DM:But you could try to rush up to the top and hope for the best.
Alright. lemme see what your fligght speed is…
DM:okay and what magic powers you gonna have active right now?
Teleport I assume, plus what else?
Herlock:my toughness, my fort, my ref, my teleport
I’m gonna give you a dodge roll first though, you’ll be treated as vulnerable agaisnt this… since you can’t really see what you’re dodging very well (so use half dodge rounded down)
Sefiros:(dont mean to sidetrek, was just curious, what token size do yall use, 128 vs 256, when selecting the base in token tool)
DM:actually you got 0 dodge apparently..
so that won’t be too mcuh of a factor.
Herlock:my dodge is 0
DM:well just roll a vanilal d20
Calim Gorn:He maxed Toughness, heh
Sefiros:yeah i forgot, 0/16 lol
i didnt even think T would allow a total dump
Herlock:its legal in the rules
Sefiros:since i remember the book even saying it was shady :-p
yeah its just the book was bitching about more than a 50% diff or osme shit one time
so i was surprised T allowed it :-p
DM:Well Imean I’ll allow it, but like I treat that as blatnatly obvious to the monsters who are basically gonna almost always whore anti-dodge shit against you.
Sefiros:actually for PL8
what would that recommended 50% diff it mentions be
Herlock:can we discuss it later
like that?
Calim Gorn:Yeah probably something like that
Sefiros:yeah i suck with math, anyways
DM:Alyssa tries to get out but is struck by a hail of oncoming stones…
Sefiros:was just curious, since i wanted to know what a “uber shift” by book standards was
Herlock:can i try to toughness through it
DM:Give me a toughness check for Alyssa. and also a straight strength roll (1d20
str) you can use your flight rank in place of str as well there if you’d like.
Herlock:hero point that
Sefiros:what you use anyways? like protection with sustained, ie forcefield?
or are you like the juggernaut or superman skin?
Calim Gorn:lol wow
DM:heh that well that’ll be a 12.
you also need to make a toughness cehck.
okay I’ll get to what happens to you in a second… since all the PCs see is you flying inot the dust cloud, want to give them a chance to try to escape if they wish as well…
*****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
Calim Gorn:lol
DM:Geralt is up.. he sees Alyssa take off into the dust cloud as the thing starts to collapse and as he examines the creature in the rock Geralt notices it has a pair of ruby-liek eyes… his monster lore odoesn’t recognize ita s a “common” earth demon according ot his lore.
Geralt:ok, so just to make sure i have it straight, the way out (top of screen) is collapsing and the lower path goes deeper?
DM:Though it is almost certainly some form of earth demon…
Calim Gorn:Yeah more or less
DM:Yeah the lower paths lopes downward.
And the area to the north is essentially a shaft that goes up 60 feet, though the shaft is collapsing as the magic that held it in place has been released…
Geralt:well i know i can’t get out that way
DM:It hasn’t fully came down yet, but lots of stones and dirt are falling down to close the hole.
Calim Gorn:And Alyssa is trying to fly up it
Geralt:but i have to climb, my character would know that is fruitless?
i can’t super jump or fly
Calim Gorn:Yeah probably not great odds anyway
DM:Climbing it pretty much wouldn’t work since the thing is collapsing. So you wont’ have much to grab onto.
Since all your hand holds are giving way.
Sefiros:our orders were to specifically not engage werent they? just asking for the record
Calim Gorn:Yes
But when our only exit is collapsed and the only other path has an Earth Demon in front of it…
Sefiros:yeah i hear ya
Geralt:“Our exit is collapsing. Looks like we have only 1 way to go.”
no AoA in this right?
Calim Gorn:Don’t think so
Sefiros:well we could try to clear the rubble, but hard to do with demons trying to kill us
Calim Gorn:But it can try to stop you from passing if it wants
Sefiros:i got a high lifting strength
DM:Yeah. if it’s free it could potenitally move to intercept though. right now it’s pretty distracted killing that other guy.
Calim Gorn:Yeah I can lift too, I got Ogre Gauntlets
Sefiros:well i meant like tons
DM:It’s not fully out of the wall so you could probably get past it.
Sefiros:i think i got like 12 str for lifting
Calim Gorn:But yeah not really able to clear a bunch of rocks when Earth Demons are trying to kill us
DM:just going to double move?
Geralt:ok, well i move past it, we know there are others down here
Sefiros:rank 12 says 100 tons
DM:Yeah the soldiers commander you know is down tehre, remember he was talking to someone, so at least one other is here if not others.
Geralt:other soldiers that is
*****Start of Magitech Soldier 1’s Turn*****
Sefiros:but still hard to do with demons on us
so prolly gonna have to fight em either way it looks like
Calim Gorn:Well you could dig while we try to keep the demons back, lol
DM:huh I see you got 3 strength.
Sefiros:where? its like 5, with power lifting 7
DM:oh way I was still using the old one…
Sefiros:i dunno what you’re looking at
DM:IO didn’t copy your new stat block to your token
Sefiros:i did
oh ok
ok lemme copy it over to this combat one
guess you moved it before it got pasted
Sefiros:i had it pasted in the old one
DM:Copy paste the notes section.
Sefiros:anyways use this one, it has new stats, new pic, new everything
so dont delete it after battle
copy it back over
DM:alright you’ll have to remind me, I usually don’t copy the battle tokesn back.
Sefiros:well i thought you’d copied the one i edited over
Magitech Soldier 1:“It’s the earth demons! They’re trying to bury us!”
Sefiros:but apparently now
i had edited the one in the room
this one doesnt have the updated stats for some reason
anyways I’ll update it
DM:The first soldier backs away drawing out some knid of high-tech looking magitech weapon. anyone trained in technology can make a tech check to ID it.
Magitech Soldier 1:Fort save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 7) Roll Result: 25 ( natural:14 , Save DC:22 ) Stone man 1 -—- Success
Sefiros:alright, its fixed
saved it offline just incase
you forget to copy later
DM:Calim can tell it’s not a standard issue weapon… definitely some peice of custom tech, probably cutting edtge.. from the look of it, it’s simialr to an Aeal cannon, but seems to fire a prolonged white Aela beam.
Calim Gorn:Nice
DM:It’s striking the stone thing, though doesn’t seem to affect the dirt around it… so you think it’s likely something designed to disrupt its Nuumian essence…
*****Start of Stone man 2’s Turn*****
Calim Gorn:Crap, another one
DM:The shaft basically fully seals at this point… and the corridor is filled with a large dust cloud making it difficult to see (those who are able to sense via other means like hearing may be okay, but you’re effectively blind in the cloud this round)
Sefiros:alright i did it myself T, copied over the old one in training room and deleted it
so we’re good
Calim Gorn:“Shit… Alyssa!”
Herlock:find out on the next episode of …. did i make it out
or am i making a new character
*****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
DM:You can’t really see what happened to Alyssa yet, at least until the dust clears, unless youv’e got other senses.
Sefiros:Is it still in the process of collapsing, or is it done?
Calim Gorn:It’s done
DM:Though a lot of other senses may be clouded right now too, since the dirt kinda makes it tough to use the nose to smell and such
It’s done now, so it’s sealed.
Magitech Soldier 1:Stone man 1 gains a hero point. , Stone man 2 gains a hero point.
Calim Gorn:lol what the hell
Sefiros:I’ll start trying to dig through the rubble and see if i can “save” her, while the others deal with the mooks ahead.
so spend my action frantically trying to find her
*****Start of Stone man 1’s Turn*****
DM:okay, the dust is clogging up your nostils making it tough to smell… though I will give you a perceptioon check basically from you feeling around and such.
Hachikomaru:i got decent hearing as well if that may help
DM:You reach outt and feel one of Alyssa’s hands sticking out of the big pile of rock… she’s been buried under there!
And is going to need some definite help to get out.
Calim Gorn:lol
Hachikomaru:can i smell blood any? like she’s been totally pulverized
you’d figure it’d be a blood smelling smoothie
DM:She seems to still be moving though… although she can’t move hardly at all.
Hachikomaru:“Hold on.”
DM:And air is at a premium.. since her head is stuck, but her defense barrier fortunately absorbed the impact probably…
The stone man goes for the soldiers, seemingly ignoring Geralt who is going deeper down… It moves over towards one of the nearest soldiers, as you watch its stony hand reshape itself into a metallic looking blade….
Herlock:bah just let me know
Calim Gorn:Stop being an emo kid and get out of there
DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 12) Roll Result: 18 ( natural:14 , Save DC:27 ) Magitech Soldier 2 -—- Failure by 2 degrees
The soldier gets impailed by the metallic spike as the ruby-eyed stone demon lifts him up into the air and using his free hand punches through his jaw and into his skull in a hail of gore.
Calim Gorn:lol, damn
DM:It speaks a single word in an incredibly deep voice… in a language you can’t udnerstand… Geralt’s monster lore would liekly recognize t as something that sounds like Vorr, the langauge of earth demons.
*****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
DM:Remember you’re basically blind in the dirt cloud, basically onyl Geralt saw that
Calim Gorn:“Geralt! Where are you going? Alyssa’s been caught under the collapse!”
DM:Calim did hear some screams though.

  • Calim Gorn goes to help Hachikomaru dig Alyssa out
    Hachikomaru:“Guard the rear, I’ll save her.”
    DM:heh okay… I mean you can’t see a damn thing where she is. so your’e basically feeling around and such
    Remember there’s a huge dust cloud in the corridor right now
    Calim Gorn:Hmm, oh yeah
    All right well if I can’t see anything I guess I’ll just hang back away from where I know the Earth Demon is, how far does the dust cloud extend?
    Like am I out of it right there?
    DM:Nah you’re still in it, you can’t tell exactly how far it goes… though you can try to mvoe south until you’re out of it.
    it’s a little clearer there, though your vision is just heaviyl obscured tehre.
    So it’s like a 5 to seeing shit or using vision for stuff.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, all right well I’ll take up a defensive position there I guess
    DM:okay you go full defense.
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 2’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Full Defense yeah
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 3’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:“You bastards, what have you done…”
    DM:The soldier backpedals, a look of horror on his face as he reaches for a grenade and tosses it..
    Calim Gorn:lol he used will to make a dodge?
    DM:The grenade explodes with a rush of air, and momentary burst of white Aela…
    Actually he’s gonna use his hero point on that…
    Stone man 1:Stone man 1 spends a Hero Point for : Reroll
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 13 ( natural:6 , Save DC:16 ) Stone man 1 -
    —— Failure by 1 degrees
    The Aela burst seems to slow him a bit… staggering him a little and the presurrized burst clears a bit of the dust cloud ahead… though Calim nd the others weren’t close enough to really benefit mcuh from that…
    Calim’s vision is abit clearer but it does concentrate the cloud on hachi.
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    DM:Alyssa is currently buried with 1 wound from the barrage of rocks, she’s mostly safe but basicalyl currently unable to move since she’s covered by rocks and rubble, also breathing is difficult at best.. though she did at least take a breath before entering the debris.
    So suffocation isn’t an immediate concern, thuogh her air is limited… though her predicament does make spellcasting impossible…
    She does feel someone grabbing her hand though, the only part of her sticking out from underneath the rock… the weight of the rock continues to bear down on her, though her shield remains up at least.. taking most of the curshing weight…
    You can try a strength roll to try to escape, kinda your only real option at the moment given your powers are all spellcasting basically.
    Hachikomaru:ah so she has sustained protection, like a barrier/forcefield? i wasnt sure
    DM:And you can’t reallys peak or move your arms engouh to cast anything
    Hachikomaru:if she goes Ko’ed will that basically kill her under the weight?
    if her barrier collapses?
    DM:She won’t be in good shape…
    Hachikomaru:i wasnt sure if she was just tough like superman so it wouldnt matter
    Calim Gorn:lol damn
    DM:Alyssa struggles in vain.
    You’ll also have to make another toughness echeck against the crushing weight of the rocks.
    Also give yourself one wound from the initial roll as well.
    ALyssa escapes anymore damage.. for now…
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    DM:Give me a perc check for Geralt btw.
    Geralt:ok, do i see the others, i mean with the dust and all?
    Calim Gorn:You might be able to see me maybe
    Hachikomaru:hes got accurate hearing i think
    Geralt:yes i do
    DM:Calim is petty much obscured by the cloud, however your accurate hearing can place Hachi and Calim as well as all the otehrs jsut on the noise they’re making.
    Geralt:extended and accurate
    DM:Geralt can also hear some more footsteps coming towards him down the tunnel as well.. about 100 feet away.
    And it sounds like 5 seperate beings, roughly mansized.
    Geralt:well probably soldiers since making steps
    Hachikomaru:i got extended as well
    tho not enough pts for accurate yet, its on my list tho
    dogs have good ears afterall heh
    Geralt:“Move your asses! We have incoming.”
    Hachikomaru:“We’re backed into a proverbial corner here!”
    Calim Gorn:“We can’t leave Alyssa! She’s buried and can’t get out!”
    Herlock:oh well
    Geralt:What is the stone man doing?
    DM:During his last action he just crushed one of the soldiers skulls after impaling him…
    Geralt:can she TP past the minimal amount of stone?
    Calim Gorn:No
    She can’t spellcast
    Hachikomaru:“Do what you have to do, escape and tell the others, or fight, but I won’t abandon her.”
    Calim Gorn:She’s totally pinned
    DM:The stone being seems unconscerned with Geralt for now
    Going at the soldiers who threw a greande and shot at it.
  • Geralt will delay and wait for the others.
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 1’s Turn*****
    DM:The lead soldier aims his rifle… steppnig up a bit boldy.. so as not to have his vision obscured.
    Though he misses the stony being in his panic…. perhaps some of the dust still in his eyes…
    *****Start of Stone man 2’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:lol crap
    DM:Another stony being with the same rubylike eyes emerges from the wall… grabbing at the soldier nearest to Calim…
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 9) Roll Result: 6 ( natural:2 , Save DC:24 ) Magitech Soldier 3 -—- Failure by 4 degrees
    Calim Gorn:lol splat
    DM:It reaches out grabbing him by the throat and shaking him about like a rag doll…. you hear his neck snap as it tosses his lifeless corpse against the wall…
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    DM:The dust cloud is starting to subside but still makes vision very difficult (-5 to anything requiring sight).
    Though Hachi has at least located Alyssa…buried as she is… I assume she’s not making noise to conserve her air but her hand is moving.
    She’s struggling, though against that much rock, you don’t think she has a hell of a lot of a chance of getting out.
    Calim Gorn:Dig, boy! Dig!
    DM:Indeed…. someone is trapped in what could e described as a well-like structure… Hachi’s time has come.
    Calim Gorn:Hahaha
    Hachikomaru:dig dug, feels like that game
    so does it look like itd be easier to dig her out some more first, or just to try and yank her out?
    DM:Hachi could just dig with his claws regularly, and try to clear some of the dirt off her, I’ll also let him use his acid to benefit the digging as well… though that’ll have a possibility of damaging Alyssa…
    Geralt:((on a side note did you guys see that trailer i sent link to? Apparently older one but i had not seen. Was pretty damn good.))
    DM:You could try to yank her out, though it wouldn proably not be a pleasant expeirence for her… you’d probably break her arm or something.. lol.
    Hachikomaru:its like totally pulverized rock/dirt?
    i was thinking it was large boulders the main problem
    DM:There are large rocks in there.
    But there’s a lot of dirt and small stones too
    It’s a mix of stuff.
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah I saw the trailer, pretty interesting)
    DM:And she’s got a lot of dirt on ttop of her.
    Hachikomaru:alright, I’ll spend a HP for extraordinary effort for extra action
    and dig dig dig
    or dig dig yank
    DM:You want to try acid dig her out? Or just regular claws?
    thats a tough choice since i dont know how injured she is
    Guess i
    try and use my corrosives to make things go faster
    Calim Gorn:She can take it
    Hachikomaru:time seems to be the biggest issue
    DM:The acid is effective at eating through the dirt…. dissolving a lot of the small stones and loose dirt almost instantly and even eating away the larger rocks… however… Alyssa must make a toughness roll.
    Hachikomaru:I did spend an HP, if you missed that bit
    DM:Since the corrosive energies also affect her too…
    Hachikomaru:for an extra action
    Hachikomaru:i forget what thats called
    but i know you can gain another turn or standard, i forget
    DM:And give me an athletics check Sef for your digging, I’ll give you a +10 to it cause of the acid.
    It’s another standard.
    And Helrock give me a toughness roll to reisst Sef’s acid./
    Hachikomaru:luckily i have +10 to athletics base
    Calim Gorn:lol wow
    Hachikomaru:throw some baking soda on her
    DM:okay it’ll be damage 6 damage so Alyssa will be okay barely.
    Hachi digs her out… gettnig enough of her clear to whee you can pull her out and I’ll say with your bonus action basicalyl you drag her out and put her back on her feet.
    And puts your count at saving people from well-related accidents at 1.
    Calim Gorn:rofl
    Herlock:does sef get a hero point
    Calim Gorn:Is the rest of the shaft still stuffed with debris or has he cleared like a path out?
    Herlock:also god damn i go to attack them and tab is like so much for fleeing
    DM:I’m gonna give him one at the end of the scene probably. heh.
    Herlock:so i try to flee and boom
    i am never listehning to the group again
    DM:He didn’t clear the whole shaft he dug Alyssa out… I meanit’s still blocked but he could try to work at cutting at the ceiling there
    Calim Gorn:lol
    *****Start of Stone man 1’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:well i think last session you were the one who said to flee :-p
    Calim Gorn:Yeah we were all gonna flee
    Herlock:that was before the tunnel collapsed
    Calim Gorn:But then collapse happened
    Hachikomaru:haha yeah luckily im good at burying my bones for safekeeping
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 10) Roll Result: 7 ( natural:3 , Save DC:25 ) Magitech Soldier 1 -—- Failure by 4 degrees
    The stone man impales the other soldier brutally with his blade… jabbing it through his mithral battle armor….
    He speaks something else in the deep voice that sounds as though it bears a bit of anger perhaps…
    Hachikomaru:“You had me worried, though it isn’t looking much better.”
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn stays on full defense as he backs up a few steps…
  • Hachikomaru quips to Aylssa as he gets her to her feet.
    DM:You gonna back away into the dust cloud?
    Calim Gorn:lol well where the fuck is it
    I can’t see it on the map
    Will back up to the edge of it then
    DM:That’s the lighter cloud there.
    Like there’s a light cloud and a thicker one the closer you get to the center
    Calim Gorn:“Creature, we are not part of whatever these men have done. We have no quarrel with you today. Allow us to leave and we will not trouble you.”
    Full defense
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 7’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Herlock:full defense
    DM:Alright Alyssa is standing thanks to Hachi getting her out of there and fully able to do stuff with only minor wounds.
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    DM:Geralt can hear the footsteps getting closer btw….
    And can see some light sources down the tunnel as well…. it’s 5 more soldiers…
    One of the carries a spear though, and has his face covered.
    Calim Gorn:Oh, it’s that asshole
    Man of Mystery:“It’s good you arrived when you did…. we’re going to need your help if we’re going to get out of here alive.”
    (that was directed at Geralt)
    Geralt:""More soldiers are coming. Get out of there."
    DM:He speaks with an almost emotionless tone, but definiteyl a human one…
    Geralt:“You caused this mess. Give me a good reason why i shouldn’t just let them slaughter you.”
    DM:And it’s Geralt’s turn. Frmo the look of the soldiers they seem to be moving rather rapidly up the sloped passage.
    Man of Mystery:“After they’re done with me. You’re next.”
    Geralt:“Unless we’re not here. What is below, your bomb?”
    let me know when my dialog limit is excveeded
    DM:Alright I’m gonna call for Geralt to take actions, you don’t really have time to have a full conversation unles you want to use your whole action to converse… but these guys are hauling ass.
    Yeah heh… only a coupel lines for now… you can continue on subsequent rounds.
    Geralt:We’ll i’m not engaging. We were instructed not to."
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 8’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah that’s why I’m full defensing, heh)
    (Hopefully the Earth Demons recognize we aren’t a threat and just wipe out the other guys and leave)
  • Geralt goes full defense and waits
    DM:The soldier hauls ass.. it’s difficult terrain going towards the hole (since it’s going uphill), so half speed.
    *****Start of Stone man 2’s Turn*****
    DM:So does Calim not want to have a weapon drawn or anything? you’re just gonna try to look totally passive?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’m leaving weapons away for now, just full defending and like ready to dodge or leap back if they attack me
    DM:heh okay.
    The stone man eyes you with his ruby eyes… the things seeming to glow momentarily perhaps itts deciding if it wants to attack…
    *****Start of Man of Mystery’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:where did the soldier haul ass to? towards us, or away down that passage?
    Calim Gorn:They’re coming towards us
    DM:The masked man with the spear runs up the tunnel
    Hachikomaru:i know i dont see it, i was just confused by the way you worded it
    since you mentioned uphill/difficult terrain
    ok i see
    DM:He seems to move much faster than ordinary human… almost clearly an imbued…
    he moves past Gerlat… unelss Geralt wants to try to block him…
    Since he’s got to go right past you, I’ll let Geralt try to intercept him if he’d like.
    Hachikomaru:can geralt or anyone else sense imbued?
    from reg humans
    Calim Gorn:Nope
    DM:Don’t think anyone has sense AEla actually.
    Geralt:not blocking
    Hachikomaru:not sure if i can discern from scent alone, unless aela has a smell
    Geralt:we would just sense ourselves
    Hachikomaru:yeah its on my to do list, but dont have it yet
    DM:Well I mean it does have a scent of sorts in pure form, like form an Aela beam or grenade or what not, but generally you can’t smell an imbued just by that, since they keep the Aela internal.
    Hachikomaru:well it you have accurate you can pin point shit
    DM:Potentially if they’re badly injured you’ll smell it in the blood.
    The man rushes with his spear and attacks the earth demon.
    Hachikomaru:so if you had some kind of accurate aela sense, you could tell if he had it, etc
    Man of Mystery:“Fight you damned cowards. What kind of imbued are you?”
    Hachikomaru:“What kind are you?”
    DM:Yeah an Aela sense detects imbued unless you specifically choose to detect a specialized version of Aela.
    Man of Mystery gains a hero point.
    Hachikomaru:villian point you mean! :-p
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 15) Roll Result: 16 ( natural:3 , Save DC:30 ) Stone man 1 -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    He rushes at the stone creature, his spear penetrating into the creature… you can hear the spear hisses with some sort of mechanism as it releases some Aela on impact… apparently some kind of specialized weapon….
    The earth demon that had been delaying near Calim turns towards the new attacker
    As e rushes in trying to whack him with his stony fists….
    Though the spearman dodges with supernatural qucikness ducking under the earth demons’ fists.
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 5’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 6’s Turn*****
    DM:His soldiers struggle wtih the tunnel.
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    DM:The dust cloud still obscures Hachi and Alyssa… making it hard for them to see much… though it’s starting to clear…
    As soliders of the empire you’re suppsoed to help an Imbued in need, if indeed that’s what he is. of course you were given orders not to engage…
    Geralt:well we dont know he is embued
    DM:Though certainly tehy wouldn’t want you to stand idly by as earth demons murder a fellow soldier of the empire….
    Well you know he’s definiteyl some knid of supernatural. you’d kinda assuming imbued probably.
    Hachikomaru:“Identify yourself, if you want our help.”
    DM:Since he moves super fast.
    Hachikomaru:“You could be a Daelan rebel for all we know.”
  • Hachikomaru takes a defensive posture.
    Hachikomaru:full defense
    Man of Mystery:“I’m a soldier of Aylanae, now help me you fools.”
    DM:Also give me a perception cehck for Geralt and Hachi as well…
    Hachikomaru:“Undertaking covert operations, that we were unaware of, then.”
    *****Start of Stone man 1’s Turn*****
    DM:The stone demon takes a recovery….
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:“An explosion, or more demons are headed this way.”
    Calim Gorn:“You dredge up Earth Demons from the depths of Ronen and then get in trouble and expect us to bail you out? Damned fools. You’re endangering the entire continent! Whatever you’re doing here it’s certainly not on behalf of the empire!”
    Man of Mystery:“You can take me before the council once we get out of here.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hachi, keep digging, clear our exit. As for you, Soldier of Aylanae, I’ll hold you to that.”
    Hachikomaru:“Geralt?” he looks, expecting orders
    “What do you want to do?”
    DM:What’s Calim gonna do?
    Geralt:“We need to get out of here. A rock worm is coming.”
  • Calim Gorn pulls out his pistol and opens fire on the wounded Earth Demon
    Hachikomaru:“I’ll get on it.”
    Tabris:This is energy based damage
    Calim Gorn:Also it has multiattack
    Geralt:“We have no choice but to help this fool. But then he answers.”
    DM:heh wow… well taht’ll get you the full +5.
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    11 damage then
    Man of Mystery:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 11) Roll Result: 11 ( natural:1 , Save DC:26 ) Stone man 1 -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    DM:Calim staggers the creature again firing a white Alea blast into its stony body as it yells out in pain… its mouth opening to reveal a blueish glow…
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 7’s Turn*****
    Magitech Soldier 7:“A rockworm!?”
  • Magitech Soldier 7 rties to redouble his efforts running.
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    unlimited blade works on the golem
    or demon
    or hwatever
    thats probably messed up
    DM:that’s a melee attack rightt?
    Herlock:why is it effect rank 7?
    DM:So you’re gonna close with it and attack?
    DM:well you ddi accurate attack 2
    DM:so that reduces damage for a bonus to hit.
    Herlock:is that different from accurate 2
    accurate attack is like reverse power attack
    so it probably misses anyway
    DM:Yeah heh.
    Calim Gorn:The Accurate on your power just gives it plus to hit
    You don’t need to add that in on the roller
    Or if you do it should be like in the attack bonus section and not the Accurate Attack part
    DM:Alyssa comes at him with a conjured sword… though it raises its stony amr and deflects the Aela construct blade.
    Calim Gorn:That’s a separate maneuver
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    Herlock:that looks right maybe?
    Calim Gorn:Heh, Alyssa rushed up at them?
    i did
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:ok i considered power stunting my digging as a use of burrowing power, rules say Burrowing: Max speed capped at PL/4 (round up).
    DM:Yeah +6 to hit and effet rank 9.
    Hachikomaru:but burrowing reads as
    You can burrow through the ground, leaving a tunnel behind if you choose. You move through soil and sand at a speed rank equal to your Burrowing rank, minus 5.
    so how does that interact?
    Calim Gorn:Just keep using your Str and tossing rocks away, heh
    Hachikomaru:well it may be faster thats why im asking
    DM:You’d still be capped, since it’s a stunt thoguh you count your PL as 2 higher for purposes of detemrining the cap.
    Hachikomaru:i guess im asking when would the cap apply
    before the -5 to determine burrow speed or after
    DM:oh… it’s actually your max rank. before the -5.
    Calim Gorn:lol even at PL 10 he can only get like Burrowing 2 and he’d be moving at Speed -3
    DM:I should probably specify that.
    It is rounded up for the /4 ones too
    Hachikomaru:so i power stunt burrowing, for 9pts
    DM:So he could get burrow 3 wtih a stunt. burrow 2 regularly.
    Hachikomaru:would only be ablle to hit burrow burrowing 4
    then the -5 applies to that
    Calim Gorn:Well that’d be 15 ft per round if you can get it up to 4
    Hachikomaru:yeah just asking when the cap applies before or after the -5 deal
    DM:Well he can’t get it up to 4, he’s capped at 3.
    PL 10 / 4 rounded up
    Calim Gorn:Okay yeah that’s what I thought
    DM:Though it is a sustained thing so… he can potentially keep digging on future rounds and such.
    Hachikomaru:so itd be 3 minus 5?
    Calim Gorn:Yes
  • Geralt will engage
    DM:YYeah so you’d be at rank 2. which is like 7 or something. so to moves digs you 15 feet.
    Okay Geralt moves to attack one of them.
    Hachikomaru:where do you get -2?
    oh you mean total final mod
    Calim Gorn:Yes
    Hachikomaru:yeah gotcha
    Calim Gorn:For your speed that you can move with Burrowing
    DM:Geralt strikes one with his blade, cutting into the stony hide…
    Hachikomaru:nah i got it, i thought he was refering to -2 as the penalty, instead of the -5
    he meant final mod’ed speed
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    DM:However… the stony hide resists the blade (impervious toughness)
    Don’t think Geralts sword has any penetrating does it?
    Hachikomaru:-2 is 6’ per action on the ranks/measures
    but i do have my oil
    DM:Yeah eh. That’ll defintieyl help
    Calim Gorn:Yeah but if you’re double moving it basically goes up the next step on the chart
    Hachikomaru:so like 12’ i presume on double move then
    DM:I’ll let you do 15 in a double move.
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 8’s Turn*****
    Garrion:applying that is a turn?
    Hachikomaru:oh? double move actually gives you a speed bump?
    Calim Gorn:Yes
    DM:I’d say it’s amove action to apply it.
    though youa lready moved this turn
    Hachikomaru:instead of two reg moves at reg rank?
    Calim Gorn:Each step up the chart is twice the speed anyway
    Hachikomaru:i see, never knew that
    Calim Gorn:So double move is the same thing
    *****Start of Stone man 2’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:well it goes from 6, to 15
    Calim Gorn:It’s not exactly double at lower values
    Hachikomaru:so it aint a double in that instance
    Calim Gorn:Just go with it lol
    well i was wanting to know incase i use double move in the future heh
    DM:The earth demon concentrates… as the dirt walls animate to the right of Calim and Alyssa… trying to sweep them against the wall….
    Dodge saves by Calim and Alyssa needed.
    Calim Gorn:“Shit!”
    Heh I don’t see Herlock’s mini on the map at all
    DM:oh I made her visible only to herlock
    I’ll make her there again
    okay.. two failures… so you suffer the full rank of the area attack, now you have tomake another dodge resistance check… (it’s a double dodge thign)
    Hachikomaru:yeah i was about to say we cant see her heh
    Herlock:i think i failed
    Calim Gorn:lol awful rolls
    Herlock:i rolled a 5
    DM:you get a second one
    Calim Gorn:Yeah now roll again
    DM:the first was to see if you took half rank.
    This is actualyl to resist what it’s trying to do.
    Basically how any area power works is the first roll is save for half (always dodge), and the second is something else (though in this case it’s double dodge)
    So give me a second one. it’s an afflcition resist so wounds don’t hurt you
    Calim Gorn:lol wow
    Well if it’s an Affliction I beat rank 9…
    DM:Calim manages to dodge out of the way, fortunately not geting trapped ,.beyond some dirt on his clothes… Alyssa on the other hand….
    Disappears into the wall….
    DM:She’s also paralyzed…
    Calim Gorn:Heh damn
    DM:That’s a 3rd degree affliction.. so she’s kinda screwed unless someone saves her.
    Hachikomaru:im gonna break a nail digging people out
    Calim Gorn:“Alyssa!”
    Herlock:okay gonna go work on a new character
    Hachikomaru:so much for the toress heirs
    the queen better start having more daughters
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Well you’re not dead.
    Calim Gorn:Yet
    Hachikomaru:maybe they can cast a spell on verion
    DM:you’re basically out of the combat though until someone saves you. lol.
    *****Start of Man of Mystery’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:or toni stark is the next queen
    Calim Gorn:Hahaha
    DM:The spearman goes after the one that commanded the earth to bury Alyssa.
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 10) Roll Result: 14 ( natural:1 , Save DC:25 ) Stone man 2 -
    —— Failure by 3 degrees
    His high tech spear once again gives a burst of white Aela gas as it impacts… it’s tip also glowing a bit with Aela energy…
    As he badly wounds that earth demon
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 5’s Turn*****
    DM:Soldier 5 moves up.. getting into firing range…
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 6’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    DM:The dust cloud has mostly cleared around Hachi now..
    Calim Gorn:Dig, boy! Find the bone!
    DM:so you’ve got only a -2 penalty minor visibility issues but nothing too major
    Hachikomaru:well i dont know whats happened to Alyssa, so i guess I’ll dig our escape
    otherwise he’d prolly go try and dig her out
    Calim Gorn:Wouldn’t he have seen that?
    DM:Heh okay, you gonna double move dig into the ceiling?
    Hachikomaru:i cant see shit from where im at i think
    just going off smell
    think theres still that dust cloud
    DM:Well you can see now actually it cleared out somewhat
    Hachikomaru:i cant even see my token
    DM:It’s onyl a modrate concealment
    Calim Gorn:He said it’s cleared now
    Hachikomaru:ah well be nice if i could select my token at least heh
    Calim Gorn:So did he see Alyssa get buried?
    Hachikomaru:cant see shit
    DM:oh.. that’s probably cause its dark
    and he just has low light and such
    Hachikomaru:well i seen it before
    DM:So you’re basically totally going by smell now… heh.
    Hachikomaru:it was only a turn or two ago it disappeared
    you know what it looks like.
    Gave you a brief flash of vision
    so you could see the terrain
    Hachikomaru:ok well dig away for our escape
    power stunt a burrow
    DM:actually i’ll just give you darkvision equvialent
    Hachikomaru:and dig like crazy
    DM:cause you can smell accurately
    so you’d see where peopel are mostly.
    Hachikomaru:I’ll take the fatigue
    Calim Gorn:lol so would he have smelled Alyssa suddenly get buried in the wall? =P
    Hachikomaru:so double move of burrowing, at rank -2
    lemme add fatigue to my token
    DM:Yeah he’d probably figuer out something like that happened heh.
    DM:okay hachi burrows up 15 feet.
    *****Start of Stone man 1’s Turn*****
    DM:It seems its getting a bit easier to dig…. the whole tunnel probably isn’t collapsed… so maybe another 15 feet will lead to open air perhaps…
    Calim Gorn:Shit
    DM:The stone man ignores Geralt seeing as his blade can’t really hurt him (yet anyway, he knows nothin of the oil)
    Calim Gorn:Spear dude hurt you a whole lot worse than I did!
    DM:And decides to pound the guy with the magitech gun. he hates magitech more anyway.
    He comes at Calim with his fist in the shape fo a blade.
    Calim Gorn:Whiff
  • Calim Gorn ducks just in time
    DM:Though Calim manages to evade the attack as the thing comes at him angrily… Calim’s gun shakes a bit in his hand…. almost as if an invisible force is slightly pulling at it, perhaps a minor magnetic effect of being near the wounded Earth demon and his Nuumian…
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    DM:At such close ranges it isn’t significant enoguh to actually give you a shot penalty.
  • Calim Gorn blasts the demon point blank while weaving back and forth to try to avoid its attacks
    Calim Gorn:Gonna use Defensive Attack 3
    And that has multi on it
    DM:heh interesting.. alright thatl’l be +5 damage…
    Calim Gorn:9 damage then
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 9) Roll Result: 22 ( natural:15 , Save DC:24 ) Stone man 1 -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Of course
    DM:The earth demon takes the blow but the big stony keeps coming..
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 7’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:does the +5 dmg bonus from multi count towards piercing impervious?
    Calim Gorn:No
    Hachikomaru:or you use the base rank?
    i see
    Calim Gorn:Base rank only
    DM:One of thes soldiers moves up but can’t get a clear shot.. so he just double moves…
    yeah base rank only.
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:She’s out of combat, just skip her
    DM:actualyl wait your thing only has penetrating 4… so that lowers hisimpervious by 4.. actualyl he should stillb e imperviouos to you… I screwed up.
    Hachikomaru:always finds a way to miss the fight :-p
    Calim Gorn:Who are you talking to?
    DM:you. heh.
    Calim Gorn:I’m not using that mode
    I’m using the main mode
    With Variable 2
    And it’s set to energy type attack
    Pure Aela basically
    DM:oh okay… well I eman it’s still targets toughness.
    So I mean it’s actually still impervious to that heh.
    Calim Gorn:Well shit
    DM:We’ll say this attack did no damage, won’t take back your first shot that did the 3 degrees tho
    we’ll say that was a lucky shot to the eye
    Calim Gorn:lol
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:So it’s full Impervious and not just physical attacks
    Calim Gorn:Great
    DM:It may have bettter resistance vs physical. but.. anything toughness based.
  • Garrion applies oil
    DM:okay move action puts on the oil.
    Garrion:and moves in to help Calim
  • Calim Gorn sees that his gun is ineffective and switches to his sword
    DM:okay you’ll take a 2 penalty to hhit casue you’re doing a charge
    Garrion:actually can’t do that and move
    DM:You could at a -2
    Calim Gorn:Take the -2
    Garrion:ok, then will do that
    DM:in M&M you can “charge” at -2 to hit with melee that’s basically a move and attack as one action
    Calim Gorn:I love you Geralt
    Garrion:hey now, not sharing you with Alyssa
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Geralt comes behind it, the Earth demon turns its head towarsd Geralt for a moment, not considering him a legitimate threat… and expecting his blade to bounce off… however it doesnt this time…
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 25 ( natural:18 , Save DC:21 ) Stone man 1 -
    —— Success
    Calim Gorn:Oh come on
    DM:heh herolled a natural 18
    The blade does penetrate the creatures stony hide… but even then it’s rocky body doesn’t hae any of the internal organs you’d expect… what should have pierced its kidney… only penetrates some stone…. releasing some dust that glows a light blue color…
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 8’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Stone man 2’s Turn*****
    DM:The other one engages the spear man.
    Hachikomaru:what does your oil do G?
    just add penetrating ranks?
    Calim Gorn:Gives his sword Penetrating ranks yeah
    Hachikomaru:how many?
    figured you were strong enough to pierce most anyways
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 9) Roll Result: 20 ( natural:10 , Save DC:24 ) Man of Mystery -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    Garrion:3 or 4 can’t recall and lost the note on the token
    Calim Gorn:Think it was 4
    DM:It staggers the masked soldier a bit… but clearly this soldier is a cut above… (soldier 1st class?) and takes only a glancing blow…
    *****Start of Man of Mystery’s Turn*****
    DM:The soldier manuvers around the earth demon… stabbing at him with his spear..
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 10) Roll Result: 27 ( natural:17 , Save DC:25 ) Stone man 2 -—- Success
    Though the earth demon somehow manages to soak the blow…
    Calim Gorn:lol, his monsters roll better than his own NPCs
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 5’s Turn*****
    DM:The soliders open fire with thier disruptive rifles…
    Fort save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 26 ( natural:18 , Save DC:21 ) Stone man 2 -—- Success
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 6’s Turn*****
    DM:Two Aela beams firing but not quite damaging it…
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
  • Hachikomaru glances over his shoulder, as the digging has become alot easier, and decides an escape tunnel doesn’t work well if all his bandmates are dead before he gets it dug.
    Hachikomaru:“Where is the princess?”
    Calim Gorn:“Trapped in the wall! Help her!”
  • Hachikomaru says as he throws caution to the wind to engage the demon on Calim.
    DM:You wil lose your power stunt btw if you attack the one on calim sicneyou stunted off your claws I think
    Hachikomaru:i thought it was already over
    DM:So you’ll drop the sustained digging power.
    Hachikomaru:didnt think they lasted but 1 turn
    DM:Actually wait nm
    Yeah you’re right, heh I was thinking of a diff house rule
    Actually wait.. no…. you could keep up a sustained powe a scene
    I was right the first time, heh…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:You coudl sustain your burrow for a while… It’s just the isntantaneous effect ones that are one-shots.
    Hachikomaru:I’ll go help the others, i can HP a power stunt for our escape
    Hachikomaru:wont do us any good if everyone is dead
    DM:Okay make your attack on Calims.
    Hachi seems not to trust Geralt’s skills as he joins in on a 3 on1 against the wounded earth demon.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Not trusting his bandmates to take down the outnumbered foe.
    Hachikomaru:well i want to free the princess as well and its in the way
    Calim Gorn:I think she’s on this side
    DM:Well I would let you get by it, since it’s occupied already.
    DM:Yeah she’s on the left side.
    Hachikomaru:my token is acting weird
    when i do my atk popup
    it still has the old values listed
    DM:well just change em.
    Calim Gorn:It’ll calc it right as long as it’s entered right
    Hachikomaru:even tho it shows the corrrect ones on stat manager
    Calim Gorn:Just ignore the display
    It does that on mine too
    Garrion:user error ;)
    Calim Gorn:Just make sure the damage rank is entered correct on the roller
    And that close or ranged is selected
    And it’ll do the rest
    Hachikomaru:has penetrating 2
    but yeah you were right tab, it did the correct atk bonus tho it displayed wrong
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    Like I said it’s just some weird quirk of the roller
    DM:lets see.. so rank 6 with 2 penetrating… checking…
    Hachikomaru:i built it to pierce 16 impervious, tho i may have did it wrong
    i forget exactly how it works
    Calim Gorn:Penetrating reduces their Impervious Rank, so it’d count as like 14 impervious which means it’d stop anything rank 7 or below instead of rank 8 or below
    So you’d need a little more damage, heh
    DM:The creatures tough stony hide holds off your attack barely…
    Hachikomaru:really? hmm screwed that up then
    i thought it added to your rank
    DM:Yeah. penetrating reduces their impervious rank. So you know he has impervious toughnes of at least 13.
    Hachikomaru:ie my 6 would count as 8
    Calim Gorn:Nope
    DM:Since 11/2 rounded up stops a 6.
    Hachikomaru:so what would i need for piercing 16?
    i’ll fix it later
    *****Start of Stone man 1’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Basically up it to Penetrating 4
    Or actually Penetrating 5
    Calim Gorn:Maybe 6
    Hachikomaru:oh well
    id just added those ranks to dmg instead
    DM:The stone man turns to Geralt, realizing he’s perhaps more of a threat than he thought… .trying to run him through with his balde weapon.
    Hachikomaru:if id known that heh
    since theyre same cost
    DM:Though Geralt rolls to the side agilely…hving the clear edge in speed…
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
  • Garrion parries the attack and sets up a powerful reposte
  • Calim Gorn decides to try his brother’s sword, hoping it has enough of an edge to penetrate
  • Geralt parries the attack and sets up a powerful reposte
    Calim Gorn:I’ve got Penetrating 4 and Rank 6 damage
    On my sword
    Hachikomaru:yeah my rules knowledge is rusty
    i just updated values vaguely when i updated
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 20 ( natural:13 , Save DC:23 ) Stone man 1 -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    Hachikomaru:should have paid more attention heh
    Calim Gorn:So if he’s got Impervious 14 then that should become Impervious 10 which would be beaten by my rank 6
    Hachikomaru:yeah i hear ya
    i was thinking it added to your atk
    not subract from their shit
    DM:Calim slashes it with his enchanted blade… cutting into the stony hide… as the earth demon realizes perhaps it should have dealt with Calim first…
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 7’s Turn*****
    Geralt:lol, can’t make up his mind.. what a simpleton
    Calim Gorn:“Heh, if I get out of here alive I’ll have to make sure to leave an offering of thanks at Brother Tyrallin’s grave.”
    DM:Well he is dumb as a stone.
    Hachikomaru:“Keep it busy, I’ll try to dig out the princess…..AGAIN!”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    DM:The soldier arms his weapon… firing…
    Magitech Soldier 7:Fort save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 13 ( natural:5 , Save DC:21 ) Stone man 2 -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    Geralt:hard headed… head full of rocks…
    DM:And dazes the big stony creatuer with his white energy beam….
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Herlock:i roll to not die
    Hachikomaru:scream or something so maybe i can hear where you’re at lol
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    Herlock:i’m paralyed
    i cant scream
    Calim Gorn:Oh geez, more shit
    Hachikomaru:i thought toress lips couldnt be silenced!
  • Geralt strikes at the creature with a powerful blow
    DM:Well I will let her scream if she wants, since you’re paralyzed by the dirt covering you, not like a ghoul paralysis… though it will use up your air….
    So it’s a gamble… since you’ll suffocate real fast after trying to scream.
    Hachikomaru:maybe i can sniff her out
    Calim Gorn:Yeah should be able to
    Hachikomaru:better save your air
    i wont scream
    Geralt:crap roll
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 8’s Turn*****
    DM:Geralt swings at it but the creature parris his blow with its stony arm.
    Hachikomaru:all that fancy perfume is strong enough
    Magitech Soldier 8:“Holy shit! We have to get out of here now!”
    Man of Mystery:“Use the disruptor… set it to full power!”
    DM:The soldier seems to start setting up some kind of magitech device…
    it looks like it was a box on his backpack that he laid down, so something rather large…
    *****Start of Stone man 2’s Turn*****
    DM:The other stone demon recovers… healing his stagger.
    It speaks something to its other ruby-eyed friend….
    *****Start of Man of Mystery’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Do I recognize this tech that they’re laying down?
    Man of Mystery:(to another soldier) “Use a breaching grenade to try to dig out the girl!”
  • Man of Mystery points towards the wall around where Allyssa got sucked in.
    DM:Give me a tech roll
    You’re too busy fighting to get a great look really… you can’t be ceratin from your positon here…
    Man of Mystery:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 10) Roll Result: 10 ( natural:2 , Save DC:25 ) Stone man 2 -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    DM:The masked warrior re-staggers the earth demon.. stabbing him again with his high-tech spear.
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 5’s Turn*****
    DM:One of the soldiers moves past the commander… holding a grenade.
    Magitech Soldier 5:“Everyone stand clear!”
    Calim Gorn:Well this should be good
    DM:He doesn’t throw it yet heh.
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 6’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:“Out of my way.”
    I’ll spend a HP for my burrowing again.
    and get to digging her out
    DM:you going after Alyassa?
    DM:Okay.. give me a perception cehck to try to find her.
    Hachi tries to track by scent… sniffing in Alyssa’s general direction… and starts clawing at the wall.. the dirt though unlike normal dirt, seems held in place by earth magic… so success isn’t guaranteed (it’s effectively considered a nullify type effect, power vs power)…normally you could use your burrowing rank only, but since you’re using claws to dig I’ll let you use your strength rank instead of your burrwo if you’d like.
    So 1d20+str to try to break through it
    Hachikomaru:str only or do i add my +1 for claws as well?
    DM:Hmm.. I’ll let you add the claw benefit.. seems reasonable.
    It’s a bit of an extrapolation on the rules here, normally you’d have to go rank vs rank on your power.
    Hachikomaru:shit roll
    DM:You got a HP for that?
    Hachikomaru:nah i spent it to power stunt
    DM:ah it looks like you don’t.
    And succeeds.
    Calim Gorn:lol geez
    DM:The dirt holds fast…
    Hachikomaru:you dirty…..dirt
    DM:As Hachi tries to claw away at it, it reforms…
    *****Start of Stone man 1’s Turn*****
    DM:The stone man turns back to Calim…. attacking but this time defensively….
    Calim Gorn:Bah
    Geralt hurt him twice
    DM:He moves with his ack tothe wall.
    Calim Gorn:I only hurt him once
    Heh, well that hits
    DM:Calim attempts to whine at the creature, however it can’t seem to speak his language.
    And attacks him anyway.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:That’s gonna be a 1 degree fail
    Calim Gorn:“Nn!”
    DM:Calim takes 1 wound. dodging aside from the earthen blade and the massive strength behind it.
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn strikes back at the creature
    Calim Gorn:Penetrating 4 on that
    Rank 6 damage
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 13 ( natural:7 , Save DC:23 ) Stone man 1 -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    Calim drives the blade into it… releasing another wave of dust… it has several holes and cracks in its stony form.. but it shows no sign of stopping…
    *****Start of Stony Ooze’s Turn*****
    DM:The big thing that Geraltthought to be a rockworm was infact something else…
    He was correct though that it was large…. very large…
    Calim Gorn:Yeah this probably isn’t good
    DM:A stony ooze, almost like liquid stone flows down the corridor with a loud rumble… like a living avalanche…
    The soldiers device activates as it comes near…. emiting waves of energy and trying to hold the creature back…
    Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 10) Roll Result: 9 ( natural:1 , Save DC:20 ) Stony Ooze -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    Calim Gorn:lol awesome
    DM:And succeeds in holding it at bay.. for now….
    It seems to generate a field of Aela energy that limits its movement…
    Hachi’s keen scent of smell does detect that the soldier closest to it did soil himself upon seeing the massive thing.
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 7’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:lol
    “Uh… Shit.”
    Magitech Soldier 7:“Holy fuck!”
    Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 7 ( natural:5 , Save DC:16 ) Magitech Soldier 7 -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    DM:The soldier’s morale breaks as he decides to run fro the surface…
    Calim Gorn:lol, and finds that there’s no exit
    DM:He tries to push through his fellow men possibly knocking them over…
    Though foruntately doesn’t endange nay of his allies in his mad dash.
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    DM:Alyssa is still trapped…
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 14 ( natural:10 , Save DC:23 ) Stone man 1 -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Man, just can’t get that 4 degree fail
    Geralt:all we need is 3
    DM:Geralt hacks into the creature managing to wound it sufficienty to chop off two of its stony fingers on its other hand that doesn’t have the balde.
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 8’s Turn*****
    DM:The soldier runs leaving the magitech device behind him.
    *****Start of Stone man 2’s Turn*****
    Geralt:“Get Alyssa out so we can blow this joint.”
    DM:The stone demon goes after the imbued warrior figthing defensively though…
    Though his blows are ill-placed…
    *****Start of Man of Mystery’s Turn*****
    Man of Mystery:“Don’t you flee until you’ve rescued the other imbued. I’ll have no cowards under my command.”
    DM:He stabs at the stone man again…
    Man of Mystery:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 10) Roll Result: 25 ( natural:20 , Save DC:25 ) Stone man 2 -—- Success
    DM:The earth demon unfrouantely maneages to soak the blow, standing strong.
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 5’s Turn*****
    Man of Mystery:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 19 ( natural:17 , Save DC:16 ) Magitech Soldier 5 -—- Success
    DM:The soldier with the grenade keeps his cool.
    Magitech Soldier 5:(to Hachi) “Get out of the way!”
  • Magitech Soldier 5 places what looks like some kind of magitech grenade into the dirt of the wall and seemingly sets it to explode.
    DM:As he runs away…
    Moving past hachi… unless hachi wants to try to stop him.
    Though stopping him in the blast radius of his own grenade would be a super dick move.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 6’s Turn*****
    Magitech Soldier 5:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 5 ( natural:3 , Save DC:16 ) Magitech Soldier 6 -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Total pant-shitting terror
    DM:He turns and runs….
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    DM:If Hachi remains here, he’ll be in the blast radisu of that grenade.. of course….
    if he flees, he’ll be entrusting the magitech to free Alyssa…
    Looks like he’s not here.. I’ll just say he runs clear.
    Hachikomaru:sorry was updating doggy mode while it wasnt my turn
    DM:(urge to re-implment declare system rising…)
    Hachikomaru:I’ll give the device a shot
    Calim Gorn:Heh move back then
    DM:Alright you gonna clear out. you want to try to help Claim or gonna try to dig the main tunnel?
    Hachikomaru:go dig main tunnel, while i have burrow sustained
    DM:okay.. you can move over there I think with your flight.. and start digging at it.
    You’ll only get 7 feet cause you’ve got to move
    But you start digging at it.
    *****Start of Stone man 1’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
    DM:Wait should be the earth demons turn
    He got skipped heh.
    Calim Gorn:Damn I was hoping you wouldn’t notice =P
    Hachikomaru:just trying to maximize time, so will dig some while we see what the grenade does
    if it doesnt work, then I’ll go try and dig her out again myself
    Calim Gorn:I’m hoping this guy is hurt bad enough that he sees the merit in running away
    I can’t chase him through rock
    DM:The stone demon attacks Geralt this time.. turning to fight his other foe as he’sg etting double teamed… he does say something in the Vorr language…
    Calim Gorn:That works too
    DM:Well I actually did implement a new house rule where dazed stuff can’t phase through rock, similar to how daze stops teleport and such.
    Figured that’s only fair.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, okay
    DM:Btw I didn’t ask this before but does Geralt have Quen up or not?
    Calim Gorn:lol damn
    That’s gonna hurt
    DM:He attacks Geralt striking true with a powerful blow…
    Calim Gorn:Hope you got a Hero Point for the Toughness check
    DM:And driving his blade hand into Geralt… yeah give me a toughness check…
    Calim Gorn:Heh well that might only be a 2 degree at least
    DM:2nd degree fail yeah.
    Geralt takes 2 wounds and is dazed for the next round.
  • Calim Gorn aims another blow at the Earth Demon in retaliation
    DM:Now it’s Calims turn… the earth demon is figthing defensively now… its badly injured but you seem determined to finish it off
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 13 ( natural:11 , Save DC:23 ) Stone man 1 -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    Calim Gorn:lol geez, another 2
    DM:But still the relentless creature stays on its feet
    *****Start of Stony Ooze’s Turn*****
    DM:The ooze pokes at the barrier again…
    Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 10) Roll Result: 14 ( natural:6 , Save DC:20 ) Stony Ooze -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    But still the barrier keeps it at bay…
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 7’s Turn*****
    DM:Sergeant shit-in-pants decides to run as fast as he can.
    DM:He tries to push his way past Calim and the other soldier… though in so doing may knock Calim dangerously off guard…
    Hachikomaru:hope he was wearing his brown pants
    DM:I’ll give Calim a dodge roll to try to avoid him.
    well tehy’re black pants.
    So it conceals it well.
    Calim dodges aside as he runs past.
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    DM:The grenade expldoes….
    Calim Gorn:lol of course
    Geralt:except the trail he leaving behind as it flows down his legs
    DM:The thing explodes destroying some of the earthen wall disrupting it with an Aela burst.. but the relentless earth seems to rebind….
    Man of Mystery:“Grenade it again!”
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Come on Geralt, take this bitch down
  • Geralt continues his assault on the earth demon
    Geralt:Regen roll
    Calim Gorn:Oh yeah I forgot my Regen check at end of last round
    DM:need to get your rank or lower.
    Calim Gorn:Nope
    DM:okay what’s Geralt want to do.
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 19 ( natural:19 , Save DC:23 ) Stone man 1 -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    Calim Gorn:God damn this thing just won’t die
    DM:Geralt hacks at the stone man again and again.. his blade flashing as bits of rock get knocked off it.
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 8’s Turn*****
    DM:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 5 ( natural:3 , Save DC:16 ) Magitech Soldier 8 -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    Only one soldier isn’t shitting himself completely.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Magitech Soldier 8:“We have to get out of here now! That barrier won’t hold for long! GO GO GO!!”
    *****Start of Stone man 2’s Turn*****
    DM:The earth demon backs off.. double moving backwards…
    Actualy wait nm,. he can’t do that cause of the barrier.
    Actually he’ll just use a power stunt to try to heal himself.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, he can phase through the wall
    Since he’s not dazed
    DM:Nahh he’s dazed. all staggered stuff is dazed
    as part of that
    Calim Gorn:Oh heh
    DM:He healed 2 wounds
    Calim Gorn:Bastard
    *****Start of Man of Mystery’s Turn*****
    DM:The soldier disengages… moving forward and sticking another grenade charge and blowing it as he moves clear.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:but still the relentless earth magic holds.
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 5’s Turn*****
    DM:Thios is the guy that still has his composure so he’s gonna try chucking another grenade.
    he throws anorther of hsi breaching grendes trying o take down the wall…
    Magitech Soldier 5:“SIr it won’t go down!”
    Calim Gorn:Man these grenades suck
    Geralt:looks like Alyyssa destines to stay here
    Man of Mystery:“Don’t leave her behind!”
    *****Start of Magitech Soldier 6’s Turn*****
    Magitech Soldier 6:“Fuck that!”
    Hachikomaru:“Work on the escape tunnel, I’ll try to get her out.”
  • Magitech Soldier 6 fires wildly at the ceiling where Hachi is trying to dig out.
    Hachikomaru:“It’s almost clear.”
    DM:It doens’t really solve much besides waste his charge crystal.
    Geralt:Does this mean Calin is successor if she dies?
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Heh nah
    DM:No, calim is never a successor.
    Calim Gorn:Arielle is still ahead of her anyway
    DM:It goes to Sylara after her, assuming Arielle dies.
  • Hachikomaru dashes back over to where the princess is with one move, and tries to burrow her out with his standard coverted to a move.
    DM:wait actually
    Calim Gorn:lol I thought Linea was ahead of Sylara
    Sylara’s mother
    Calim Gorn:And after Linea is Ellenya
    Or I guess it’d be Sylara then
    Hachikomaru:power of kek grant me a nat 20! All Hail Kek!
    Magitech Soldier 6:“What the fuck are you doing! The escape tunnel is back here!”
    Calim Gorn:Heh, close
    Geralt:well you got a “20”
  • Hachikomaru wails at the wall again.
    Calim Gorn:Hopefully that digs Alyssa out
    Hachikomaru:PRAISE KEK!
    DM:Hachi finally digs Alyssa free… letting her out of her earthen tomb…
    *****Start of Stone man 1’s Turn*****
  • Hachikomaru yanks her out.
    Hachikomaru:“Time to leave, your grace.”
    Geralt:“Get her out now. We’ll be behind you.”
  • Hachikomaru nods.
    Hachikomaru:can i take another extra effort?
    to go from fatigue to exhausted?
    DM:The earthen creature tries an odd tactic… Geralt sees it detact its other hand…. though then it sinks in what’s going on….
    well that’d totally tank your speed.. including burrow speed.
    Hachikomaru:not now i just mean can you do that
    in general
    Calim Gorn:Yeah you can do it, it’ll just make you slow as fuck
    DM:The detached hand transmutes to metal and then shakes for a moment before exploding!
    Calim Gorn:Oh hell
    DM:Dodge rolls from basically everyone….
    Calim Gorn:Is this another double dodge?
    DM:Alyssa included cause you freed her in time to get her clear of the blast radius…
    no, dodge then toughness.
    Calim Gorn:Do wounds count against the first Dodge?
    DM:Not the first dodge no.
    Calim Gorn:Well this is gonna hurt
    DM:Geralt dodges most of the blast and his quen shield absorbs the rest of it harmlessly.
    Hachikomaru:do i get the +2 evasion bonus on this?
    DM:At half rank the imeprvious negaties any need for the toughness
    yes evasion will help on the dodge roll
    its’ an area attack
    Calim Gorn:Or maybe not
  • Calim Gorn shields himself with his jacket
    DM:Alyssa takes 1 wound… Geralt and Calim emerge unscathed… and hachi….
    Give me a toughness for hachi
    ALl the soldiers get totally shredded… wow.
    Calim Gorn:lol splat
    Does the Earth Demon kill himself?
    Hachikomaru:T loves his exploding enemies
    DM:Nah that was just his hand.
    Calim Gorn:lol geez
    DM:The sharpnel seems to deflect around him.
    Hachikomaru:did you ever play dragonlance? all the various draconians did bad shit when they died, exploded, turned to stone, etc
    DM:Since Hachi succeeded on his dodge, he takes only a 1 degree wound.
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn pounds on the Earth Demon again, trying to slay it with all his might
    Man of Mystery:“We’ve got to withdraw!”
    Hachikomaru:“Such a keen observation!”
    Calim Gorn:After my attack I’ll start moving back
  • Hachikomaru says in a tone Hana might take.
    Man of Mystery:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 13 ( natural:14 , Save DC:23 ) Stone man 1 -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    Calim Gorn:“Hurry!”
    DM:Calim hacks into the demon again, putting more cracks in it.. it’s a wonder its stills tanding.. holding up by its hatred for the imbued….
    *****Start of Stony Ooze’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Total opposite of what I needed
    Man of Mystery:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 10) Roll Result: 15 ( natural:7 , Save DC:20 ) Stony Ooze -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    DM:The ooze is still held at bay luckily enough…
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    DM:Alyssa can actually act… heh.
    Herlock:i’m gonna leave
    follow calim
    i dunno where the exit is
    Man of Mystery:its’ to the north.
    DM:IIt’s currently blocked of course.
    Calim Gorn:I think it’s still gotta get dug a bit
    DM:Yeah Hachi didn’t finish digging it fully.
    Calim Gorn:You might be able to blast through what’s left
    Herlock:okay i am gonna do a fireball into the rubble
    to try to blow it up
    if dynamite can blow up rock so can fireballs okay
    same thing
    rank 8 damage
    DM:Well the Aela fireballs don’t really got much explosive pressure behind em.
    They’re not really great at blasting through things.
    can lightning break rocks
    Geralt:more like incendiary grenade
    Calim Gorn:Or just like, beam o’ war
    Herlock:i dont have a beam o war
    DM:You could try to stunt something.
    big air pressure wave to try to push your way up.
    Herlock:i dont even remember the stunt rules
    i pass
    *****Start of Geralt’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Geralt strikes at the stone man before turning to follow the others….
    Herlock:fucking every game saying explosions have no pressure
    thats what makes an explosion an explosion
    its not the fucking fire that does all the damage
    Calim Gorn:It’s maaaaagic
    Geralt:not NONE, just not like TNT
    DM:Yeah the AEla fireballs are more like just igniting a flammable gas.
    Herlock:bombs in real life arent big balls of fire
    and that doenst create pressure huh
    DM:well not all that much to burst through a ton of stone. heh.
    my next character is gonna use magitech explosives
    DM:those exist heh.
    Herlock:i’mm gonna be a demo man
    Geralt:fail you bitch
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 1 ( natural:4 , Save DC:23 ) Stone man 1 -—- Failure by 5 degrees
    Hachikomaru:could move object
    air TK
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    Herlock:i dont have that
    Hachikomaru:sorry scroll lock, shit was on
    Calim Gorn:Power Stunt it
    Hachikomaru:stunt it
    Herlock:and the stunt system i dont know how it works
    DM:Geralt is a man on a mission finally slashing down into the earth demon splitting it down the middle… and causing it to crumble to dust… as the other stone creature gives a loud bellow that echoes down the corridor.
    Hachikomaru:is what i meant
    Herlock:i miss dnd which had proper spells that did stated things with big stat blocks
    Hachikomaru:how many pts do you have in your aela array?
    DM:Yeah an air blast could work at least since he’s almost there anyway.
    DM:well Geralt had to attack anyway.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah that would be more than enough
    *****Start of Stone man 2’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:not total, the highest cost one right?
    Geralt:i can AArd next time
    42 point total
    Hachikomaru:nah the most expensive single power
    what does it cost
    Hachikomaru:prolly could power stunt a hell of a air based TK off that
    DM:The stone man tries to go after Hachi… moving at him with a clumsy but determined assault with its fists..
    Calim Gorn:That’s enough for a Rank 12 Move Object heh
    Herlock:if you told me how power stunting works i might do it
    DM:And pounds into Hachi…
    Give me a toughness roll Sef.
    Hachikomaru:im bad at explaining you know me
    Herlock:just have tab take my turn
    and him use my magic
    Calim Gorn:Basically you declare Power Stunt, take the point value of whatever power you’re using to do the stunt, and stat up an alternate power with it
    Calim Gorn:Uh damn
    I think Hachi died
    DM:third degree.
    Hachikomaru:hes worn out from all that digging
    DM:Jesus he’s slow as fuck.. fatigued and staggered.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Tell Mystery Man to carry him
    Hachikomaru:whats the speed penalty?
    *****Start of Man of Mystery’s Turn*****
    DM:you’re down 2 ranks to your speed
    Geralt:A fireball spell generates a searing explosion of flame that detonates with a low roar and deals 1d6 points of fire damage per caster level (maximum 10d6) to every creature within the area. Unattended objects also take this damage. *The explosion creates almost no pressure.*
    DM:And you can’t double move
    Hachikomaru:so he’s at rank 1
    he has flight 3
    DM:So if your flight speed is a 3 you’re down to 1.
    Yeah, so you can still go 60 as your whole turn
    And your burow speed is down to “Shoulda brought a shovel”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Herlock:its dumb as fuck in dungeons and dragons too geralt
    DM:The spearmann rushes up grabbing another one of his grenades and tosses it up into the hole Hachi made….
    Hachikomaru:how many wounds T
    dont think you said
    Geralt:lol, well you said you wanted specifically stated descriptions
    DM:It’s was a 3rd degree fail
    Hachikomaru:oh sorry missed the obvious
    DM:lol G.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:The grenade manages to explode clearing the rest of the path ahead… I’ll give Calim a technology check as well
    Calim Gorn:Well it is magic, it ignores all the known laws of physics
    Man, rolling total shit on all my tech checks
    Geralt:i liken it to an incendiary grenade, they do not realy create a lot of force, just a lot of fire
    DM:The grenade isn’t standard tehcnology, you can see it seems to have some effect that weakens earth itself, almost like turning it to sand, you’re not sure how ti works, but it’s beyond a conventiional explosion, it’s working on a magical level somehow…
    But he did clear the way up… it’s still a 60 ft cliomb to the surface…
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    Man of Mystery:“Go go !”
    DM:oh wait I actually forgot one thing Sef…
    He has fast grab on his fist attack….
    Geralt:oh need to do my regen too
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:animal cruelty!
    someone call the humane society
    DM:Sef ghets a strength or dodge resistance roll (his choice)
    NOta ffected by wounds
    and you’re grabbed… your’e immoble and vulnerable.
    It is your turn though
    Geralt:great now we have another to go back and save ;)
    Hachikomaru:i think the correct term is fucked :-p
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah, time to escape grab
    Hachikomaru:Could I power stunt a teleport off my aela flight to bamf?
    nm im exhaisted
    DM:yeah your’e dazed currently.
    can’t teleport…
    Of you’re fully exhausted?
    Yeah you’re fucked lol.
    Hachikomaru:nah i screwed up
    i thought you said i was
    Calim Gorn:Should only be Fatigued
    Hachikomaru:just fatigued
    DM:yeah that’s what I thought okay
    if you were exhauseted thatd have ucked your dodge roll even more lol.
    Hachikomaru:dazed specifically nukes teleports tho right?
    Calim Gorn:Yes
    Can’t telepot while dazed.
    Hachikomaru:so what are my reg escape options?
    just STR check?
    Calim Gorn:I think you can do Dodge to escape too, I’d have to check though
    DM:You can try to break the grapple.. which is athletics or acrobatics against his strength.
    Calim Gorn:Actually yeah
    DM:course that’d e your whole action
    Calim Gorn:Athletics or Acrobatics
    Hachikomaru:Alright looks like thats my only choice
    DM:you cou ld move up to your normal ground speed 1 rank, which with your speed negators is ground speed -3 ranks which I’m pretty sure it like 1 inch or something :P
    you cuold jsut attack him
    if he dies obviously grapple is broken too.
    Hachikomaru:cant hurt him
    Calim Gorn:Heh, don’t think he can hurt him
    Hachikomaru:tho iguess i can power stunt my claw
    Calim Gorn:Impervious 14 is kinda hard to hurt =P
    Hachikomaru:to do more dmg and dump penetrating
    I’ll do that
    take the penetrating ranks and just put on the dmg
    Calim Gorn:Heh that’s only gonna be good for one attack though and then you will be Exhausted
    Hachikomaru:well maybe i can kill the bastard
    Calim Gorn:lol if you get a miracle
    Geralt:better ask Kek
    Hachikomaru:well whats the alternative?
    Calim Gorn:Escape grapple and then hope we can kill it basically
    Hachikomaru:if i escape, im just standing there
    Calim Gorn:Or that it doesn’t hit you next round and then you can run
    I mean it’s up to you
    If you don’t break grapple though you’re vulnerable and then he can just wail on you with a routine check I think
    DM:not a routine
    but he loses half his dodge.
    So he can fuck you up good.
    Calim Gorn:Like I said up to you
    You can hope he rolls a 1 on his Toughness lol
    Hachikomaru:how injured is this one?
    DM:He’s staggered, in really bad shape.
    Hachikomaru:he’s got all kind of status icons
    Geralt:not as much as the one we were pounding on
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    That one took forever to die
    I think we put 12 or so wounds on it
    Hachikomaru:alright fuck it, I’ll power stunt
    DM:okay you’re going to exhausted…
    what stunt you doing?
    Hachikomaru:just shifting penetrating ranks to dmg
    so i’ll have base dmg to piece his impervious
    remember you do get two bonus damage ranks just by stunting.
    Calim Gorn:Think you need at least 8 damage
    Hachikomaru:that above the cap?
    yeah it will be 8 dmg if i stunt it
    Hachikomaru:STR 5, +1 claw, 2 penetrating
    to STR 5, +3 claw
    DM:though since you’re dazed you’ll take a -2 to hit. So it kinda balances out
    Calim Gorn:With the Power Stunt you’ll get another +2 ranks
    So will be Rank 10 effect total
    Hachikomaru:what bonuses do i apply to the base attack roll?
    -2 for dazed?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    It might already account for that, not sure if it does
    Hachikomaru:does it T?
    DM:yeah -2 for that. and make your thing rank 8 (the +2 bonus rankswe gott aadd manually otherwise they’ll hurt your attack roll)
    Calim Gorn:And change effect rank to 10
    DM:nah it doesn’t by default
    it will soon at some point
    Calim Gorn:Oh right
    So yeah rank 8
    DM:just make it 8 so it doesn’t overcap you
    Calim Gorn:And then calc the extra 2 damage separate
    Might as well All Out Attack while you’re at it, lol
    Your Dodge is already shit
    why not encourage him to power attack for 5! :)
    Calim Gorn:Because that might miss =P
    DM:okay orll it up.
    Geralt:does AOA allow you to exceed the cap?
    Calim Gorn:He’s working on it, asking me questions lol
    DM:Yes it does.
    Though of course it does make your dodge/aparry undercapped.
    so it’s a tradeoff.
    Hachikomaru:5pt pa! lol
    you know i couldnt resist :-p
    Calim Gorn:lol nice
    And an extra 2 damage from the stunt
    So 15 total
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 15) Roll Result: 23 ( natural:16 , Save DC:30 ) Stone man 2 -
    —— Failure by 2 degrees
    Calim Gorn:lol fuck
    DM:Well he dazed him.. but didn’t kill him…
    Calim Gorn:Yeah see that’s what I was talking about
    DM:Hachi gives it everything he’s got.. but now he’s exhausted…
    And his balls are hanging out ready to get crushed…
    Geralt:and needs Geralt and Calim to save his doggy biscuits
    *****Start of Calim Gorn’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn rushes forward to save his friend
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 21 ( natural:16 , Save DC:23 ) Stone man 2 -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Yeah told you these things have an assload of Toughness lol
    DM:The earth demon shrugs off your blow with only minor damage keeping its grip on Hachi… remember that earth demon was theone that healed itself too
    *****Start of Stony Ooze’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    DM:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 10) Roll Result: 15 ( natural:7 , Save DC:20 ) Stony Ooze -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    Wow you’re getting really lucky.
    The barrier field holds back the massive stony horror…
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    DM:Alysa has a clear path to fly out of there
    Herlock:i’m gonna overclock my lightning bolt and shoot it at the stone man
    so rank 12 damage
    gonna take fatigue or whatever
    DM:It’s gonna have a bunch of coer benfits from Sef.
    DM:It’s currently got him grappled and you can bet it’ll use him as a human shield.
    Herlock:how does cover work
    is it like miss chance
    DM:It’s a -5 to hit.
    Herlock:or bonus to ac
    eh i’ll risk it
    Calim Gorn:lol
    And if you miss Hachi gets fried
    DM:For greater cover, lesser cover is -2, but this is greater cause he’s got him manhandled.
    Herlock:he does?
    if i miss does it hit hachi?
    DM:And yeah, you could end up hitting Hachi.
    Herlock:okay i’ll just fly out of hole
    Hachikomaru:unless you power stunt selective
    DM:heh.. okay Herlock flies out of the hole.
    Calim Gorn:Don’t let spear dude escape
    Keep an eye on him
    Herlock:whos spear dude
    DM:Alyssa flies her ass out of there.
    Calim Gorn:Mystery Man
    i’ll take him
    Calim Gorn:Wait until we’re out of the hole
    DM:You’re gonna try to tackle him in the hole instead of flying out?
    i mean
    if he tries to leave
    i will
    i am gonna be outside
    flying around
    not under ground
    Geralt:can i squeeze in to the west of Hachi?
    Hachikomaru:this thing is like the kaldar of earth demons
    just wont die
    Herlock:i bet earth demons are weaker in the sky
    Calim Gorn:lol I think they’re all like this
    Hachikomaru:well they do got ones that fly
    i fought some of those with sef
    DM:Hmm I’ll let you try to attack past hachi, however…. it’ll have him as a human shield.
    So oyu’ll take -5 from the cover.
    Hachikomaru:service dog shield
    DM:Since he all out attacked and its’ got him grappled I’m gonna pretty mcuh say it can use him liek a shield easy at this point
    Since hachi is all offense.
    Hachikomaru:im gonna retire and lead blind people around instead after this shit
    assuming i dont end up in the pet cemetary
    Calim Gorn:He can do a charge action to move around
    Geralt:doing the -2 charge thing
    *Start of Geralt’s Turn*
    DM:You can do that.
  • Geralt rushes forward to free Hachi
    Hachikomaru:i sure wish id went back to mokoro first and got the tenseiga now
    DM:Keep in mind moving uphill back out you’ll be at half speed again, so may not want to get too deep…
    Calim Gorn:Come on roll that nat 1 Toughness
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 17 ( natural:13 , Save DC:23 ) Stone man 2 -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Son of a bitch
    *****Start of Stone man 2’s Turn*****
    DM:Geralt lands another powerful blow with his penetrating blade.. cutting into it with the silver sword.
    The stone man angrily looks to Hachi going in for the kill… It reaches out its hand and tries to crush his skull.
    Calim Gorn:Damn
    Hachikomaru:more animal cruelty
    Calim Gorn:Wow, yeah that’s going to hurt
    Hachikomaru:i think im prolly alpo :-p
    Geralt:good job, now i’m going to get fired if you die on my watch
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:ouch… and that’s a critical too…
    sinmce it’s a natural 19.
    Calim Gorn:Damn…
    Hachikomaru:yeah you’re stingy with your hp
    DM:that’s… bad… really bad.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah and Hachi has no Hero Points left
    Time for a Nat 20
    DM:yeah he better call on his psychic roller
    well remember only a fail by 5 instakills him
    fail by 4 he’d just be dying and bleeding to death.
    Calim Gorn:lol well with 19 damage that’s very possible
    DM:lol yeah.
    Calim Gorn:That’s a DC 34 to totally soak
    If he rolls below a yeah he’s fucked
    DM:He could end up a cautionary tale against all out attack.
    Yeah smoked….
    Herlock:is he dead
    Calim Gorn:Yup
    Geralt:just shy of 5
    Calim Gorn:No that is 5 lol
    Pretty sure
    Geralt:needs 25 for 5?
    Calim Gorn:Nope
    DM:wait. lemme see..
    Hachikomaru:well I’ll see yall next year :-p
    it’ll take me forever to make a char haha
    DM:1-5 is 1, 6-10 is 2, 11-15 is 3, 16-20 i 4, 21-25 is 5.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    He’s smoked
    Calim Gorn:Instadead
    Herlock:rip hachi
    Hachikomaru:yeah no more dodge chars, ive noticed they all die heh
    DM:In a feat of brutality the thing grabs Hachi by the head and crushes through his skull…
    Calim Gorn:“Hachi!”
    Hachikomaru:toughness whoring ftw
    Herlock:dodge zero toughness 16
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that helped really well against that wall
    hey i am alive
    Geralt:only due to others actions
    Hachikomaru:well i have a sword that resurrects people, but i didnt have a chance to go get it lol
    those sidequests pwnt me
    Herlock:just play hana
    *****Start of Man of Mystery’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Or have T make your new character lol
    He can min/max it to the hilt
    Hachikomaru:nah he’d put in some kind of trojan backdoors
    DM:actually since he’s dead I think he’d revert to his true form….
    Herlock:a one winged angel?
    Calim Gorn:Please don’t fuck us over like that, come on man
    Hachikomaru:dog corpse collapse?
    Calim Gorn:Just let us get out of here and he can plug the hole with his corpse then lol
    DM:Well I’ll give you dodge checks to get clear of the corpse so you don’t get puinned against the wall by it.
    Calim Gorn:Oh for gods sake
    DM:Well Calim is fine actually
    Geralt though….
    Geralt is fine.
    Calim at least has some room over there so he’d just get bounced back to open area.
    Geralt:the ooze gets to dine
    Calim Gorn:lol
    “What the…!”
    DM:Geralt can choose to either flee north or south (you probably want to be on the north side, just sayin)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Unless you want to go on a mad qujest for revenge…
    Geralt:yes, dive north
    Calim Gorn:Nah he’s gonna solo the ooze
    Calim Gorn:And then everything else beneath Ronen
    Geralt:the ooze and the stone man
    DM:Actually Alyssa couldd potentially power stunt a healing with resurrection on it to restore him assuming you got her ass back down there.
    Geralt:i’ll show them who is boss
    DM:Unless Herlock is too busy for the power stunt rules…
    Herlock:i guess i could
    sef do you want to be al;ive
    DM:The dog takes up the corridor… a big dog wtih a giant crushed head…
    Calim Gorn:“Hachi has been slain… There’s nothing we can do for him now. Let’s get out of here!”
    DM:It separates the stone man from you…. saving him, and just giving you a slight last glance of retribution as he looks at Geralt, each angry at the death of their friends at the hand of the other…
    Geralt:“I’ll remember you forever my friend, with my scar.”
    Herlock:ok i am reading these rules
    Man of Mystery:“WE did all we could…”
    Hachikomaru:sorry was getting a drink
    DM:The man of mystery leaps up the well as this glove he’s wearing starts to glow…
  • Calim Gorn glares at Man of Mystery, “You’re going to pay for this.”
    Herlock:ok i can make a rank 8 heal power stunt
  • Calim Gorn chases after him
    Herlock:to try to bring sef back to life
  • Geralt flees up the tunnel….
    DM:Basicalyl at this point Alyssa can opt to go back and heal Hachi… or you can chase down the man of Mystery…
    Herlock:sef which do you want
    DM:Given thet Alyssa is the only one inposition it’s likely if she goes to heal Hachi at this point… the man of mystery will escape….
    Herlock:me try to heal you
    which might fail
    DM:Alyssa will have to make the choice…
    Herlock:or chase him down
    Hachikomaru:up to you
    Calim Gorn:Heh he got greater than Speed 3?
    Herlock:the problme is i need to make a dc 20 check on a skill of 8
    DM:Yeah he was very fast.
    And remember you were in a forest.,
    So pretty easy for him to lose you.
    Calim Gorn:Damn it
    I can still blast him with sniper mode, lol
    Hachikomaru:we can nickname him austin powers
    Herlock:okay i am going to try to heal sef
    DM:Well not in a forest… lol.
    Hachikomaru:the international man of mystery
    Herlock:i am power stunting my big 24 man attack
    into healing
    8 ranks
    Calim Gorn:Sure I can, it’s got Penetrating 4, it’ll go right through the trees
    Herlock:which includes ressecurection
    DM:Okay, basically this will end up as a rank 10 healing effect… I’m assuming you can get it up that high. That’s baically as high as you can get it.
    Herlock:hes been dead less than 8 minutes so i get to make a d20 r oll
    DM:And you need a DC 20 to bring him back.
    So roll is d20 +10 and you need a 20
    Calim Gorn:You’ll get the equivalent of Rank 10 since you’re power stunting, that’s a house rule
    DM:okay youl’l be able o bring him back.. however.. lemme roll for the ooze…
    Hachikomaru:I’ll have to prolly have T make mina for me, since i dont know how to make a bunch of her shit in M&M rules, that was my backup plan, or well Sef was originally, but T kind of nixed that :-p and I dont really wanna be a religious fanatic, so the Vampire Princess it is prolly.
    Herlock:sef you arent dead
    Calim Gorn:lol well you’re alive again
    DM:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 10) Roll Result: 28 ( natural:20 , Save DC:20 ) Stony Ooze -—- Success
    Calim Gorn:Shit
    That’s bad
    Hachikomaru:all dogs go to heaven…
    DM:I’ll give Alyssa the benefit of the doubt and say she went down there as soon as Hachi went down
    Geralt:yeah he resurected just in time to get oozed
  • Calim Gorn rushes after the masked man in a blind rage, but loses him in the forest I guess
    DM:So hachi is unconscious now…. but alive… unfortunately he’s still gonna be tough to transport…. Alyssa will have to use another power stunt to basically teleport him out of there (you’ve got a clear path so teleport is possible now)
    Calim Gorn:“Bastard! What happened to submitting yourself to the Council you coward?!”
    DM:And you could teleport him with the extr weight out of there so it’d exhause Alyssa but get him out as the ooze is barrelling down on you.
    Herlock:okay i will power stunt a teleport of haci out
    DM:The mystery man btw as Alyssa flies down the shaft does say to her….
    Herlock:and then i am basically unconcious
    Man of Mystery:“I helped save you… you helped save me… I figure we’re even.”
    DM:Well you’ll be exhausted.
    Herlock:this thing has too many status effects
    dnd is a much simpler system
    DM:The stony ooze barrels down the corridor…. moments as Alyssa teleports away and calim and Geralt get up..
    Calim Gorn:It helps if you actually read the rules and figure out what things mean
    DM:Unforunateyl by the time Calim gets up there, he’s gone…
    Herlock:i dont have time for reading
  • Calim Gorn curses angrily
    Hachikomaru:i wouldnt say D&D is simpler, we’re just so much more used to playing it for so many years
    DM:And while Geralt has the skills to track him,he lacks the speed to chase him down.
    Herlock:“hachi is alive but unconcious”
  • Geralt climbs up the tunnel
    Herlock:“i’m tired as fuck and need a nap”
    Geralt:“Where is the mystery man?”
    Hachikomaru:he got ran over by a magitek train chasing squirrels
    Calim Gorn:“We need to seal this hole somehow…”
    Geralt:“Alyssa, Hachi…. I thought you were dead?”
    Herlock:“i brought him back to life”
    DM:Yeah… there is the matter of the ooze, the good nes is Geralt doesn’t thinki t can phase through stone like the rockmen could.. the bad news.. it may be able to bubble up that crack if you don’t lsow it down…
    Herlock:“we need to get into the car”
    “we have to retreat”
  • Geralt will try to Aard the stone/earthen walls
    Calim Gorn:“We need to seal this shaft or that creature may rise to the surface.”
    Hachikomaru:my token has so many status effects on it, i look like a nascar vehicle
    DM:heh.. okay, you can use the Aard sign a few time to blow down dirt and seal the hole.
  • Calim Gorn blasts at the hole with his gun as well to try to collapse it
    DM:That should buy you some time to get out of there.
    You amnage to collapse the tunnel as best you can.. The aard is effective at moving a lot of the loose dirt and stones into the hole and plugging it up.
    Herlock:does hachi get a 2 rank promotion for dying in battle
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:a good dog will always die for his master
    a min maxed dog, would whore toughness instead tho
    DM:One day Makoor will name a train station after him.
    Hachikomaru:yeah there ya go
    i named him after that dog actually
    Calim Gorn:Okay so we get back to our car and get the fuck out of here?
    Geralt:((as a side note, if we do cancel this i vote for a Savage camp))
    Calim Gorn:lol why would we cancel
    We survived the encounter
    DM:Yeah Geralt and Calim help Alyssa and Drag Hachi back to the car….
    Calim Gorn:Let’s keep going
    Herlock:yeah who said anything about cancel
    Geralt:you all were talking aobut it earlier if we die
    Herlock:we lived we keep playing
    Hachikomaru:G isnt use to playing a game more than like 3 months :-p
    Herlock:we didnt die
    Geralt:i’m just throwing it out there that i want T to do Savage
    Calim Gorn:Do we get Hero Points for the encounter btw?
    DM:And the realization of waht happened starts to sink in…
    Herlock:T already said he is doing maid rpg next
    DM:Yeah you do.
    Geralt:if this one ends
    Calim Gorn:Whoo
    Hachikomaru:i hear they have tight rationing on hero pts in therin
    they reached peak hero point consumption long ago
    shit aint just handed out
    Calim Gorn:“We need to get back to Aylanae… We’ve all been potentially exposed to Nuumian. Especially Hachi.”
    “Plus we need to report the situation to the Sunlord.”
    DM:okay so Hachi you awnted me to keep your battletoken right?
    Herlock:“yes we need to go back”
    Hachikomaru:yeah i got nuumian destimper
    might wanna give me my rabies shots and deworm me too while you’re at it
    Geralt:“We don;t know the how or why, but we do know the sighting is true.”
    Calim Gorn:“Those men mentioned an experiment.”
    Geralt:“Let’s depart as soon as possible”
    Calim Gorn:“Their tech looked like the sort of thing Adron Futuristics might produce, especially that barrier…”
    Geralt:is hachi always going to have that one eye that bulges out a little more from now on?? hehe
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Since that was a particularly brutal encounter I’m gonna call it 2 hero poitns worth.
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    DM:And I’m also gonna give Sef another additional one for rescuing someone who fell down a well.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Herlock:do i get one for bringing the dog back to lif
    Hachikomaru:fell down one well, then fell down another
    you need well immunity
    The Sandman would be herlocks nemesis
    DM:Hachikomaru gains a hero point. , Calim Gorn gains a hero point. , Geralt gains a hero point. , Alyssa Toress gains a hero point.
    Hachikomaru gains a hero point. , Calim Gorn gains a hero point. , Geralt gains a hero point. , Alyssa Toress gains a hero point.
    Hachikomaru:if he were in marvel comics
    DM:Hachikomaru gains a hero point.
    Herlock:why marvel
    Hachikomaru:because i dont know any dirt themed dudes in DC
    hmm maybe that batman guy
    who’s mud
    DM:well there’s clayface
    Hachikomaru:i forget his name
    DM:that clay guy.
    Herlock:i’m not in dc either
    Hachikomaru:yeah him
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah Clayface
    DM:He’s sorta liek dirt.
    Geralt:let me pull my DC heros book….
    Calim Gorn:Okay so we hop the next airship back to Aylanae
    Do not pass go, do not collect $200
    DM:It’s a long ride back to Ealia…. as you lick your wounds, fortuantely Geralt and Calim’s regeneration heals them up fairly quickly.. hachi will need some rehab… Alyssa saved his life, but he’s still going to be down for some time and he needs the healing water of Aylanae as quick as you can manage it…
    Calim Gorn:And request an emergency meeting with Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope
    Geralt:clayface is PL11
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, well our wound regeneration still works, that’s a good sign… But we should still get checked out back at Aylanae, and Hachi needs the healing waters for sure.”
    DM:SInce the sharpnel attack only did 1 wound to you guys it probably wasn’t enough for serious Nuumian posioning and nobody got hit super badly by the other blade attack.
    Hachikomaru:gonna have me put to sleep
    DM:So you figure you’ll probably be okay as far as Nuumian poisoning if you get to the healing water anyway… even then the levels are pretty low.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s why I’m saying we take the next airship to Aylanae
    DM:The hardest thing is carrying Hachi back…. since he’s so big and heavy.
    But you can get help carrying him once you get him back to Aylaane. until he’s conscious he can’t actually transform back.
    Hachikomaru:im not sure if he honestly changes forms on death or not to be honest, i didnt get too specific
    since innate would eat up like 900 pts alone
    DM:Well I’m saying he does, since his base form is the dog.
    Hachikomaru:and T told me to ignore it
    i know when sesshomaru gets ko’ed he stays human anyways
    DM:So I’m figuring he reverts. That’s how I’m playing it anyway heh.
    Hachikomaru:but thats just ko’ed
    Geralt:“Call in air support! The C-130 blimp can lay this place to waste.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Yeah did you want to tell the people of Ealia anything about what happened?
    Calim Gorn:Nuke the site from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure
    DM:There’s lots of questions given you’re riding into town with a big dog with its skull crushed
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I would warn their local sheriff or whoever actually
    DM:Of course you could just play it off as a monster you killed
    Okay I’ll do that scene real quick…
    Hachikomaru:just taking family pet to the vet
    Calim Gorn:I mean I know the empire wanted this kept hush hush but they might want to know about a giant ooze bursting out of the ground
    Herlock:so we are gonna keep playin right
    its not even 1
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’m good for all night
    DM:You approach the local office of Freeland securities.. the guard force of Ealia…
    I can go longer if you guys are up for it
    lets do it
    Hachikomaru:well im gonna go find something to eat, while yall take me to the vet
    Calim Gorn:Actually
    Geralt is group leader
    So I should leave it up to him as far as whether to notify the local authorities or not, heh
    DM:Yeah heh you’ll have to dedcide if you want to notify the authorities. heh.
    one sec
    no, do not tell, not goig to cause alarm when we don;t have any details
    Herlock:“calim we need to talk later”
    Calim Gorn:(Need to re-impersonate your mini heh)
    “Hm? About?”
    Alyssa Toress:“calim we need to talk later”
    “i dunno life and marriage”
    DM:whenever a woman says that, nothing good can come it.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    DM:*come of it
    Alyssa Toress:“i just want to get drunk and have a good cry”
    Calim Gorn:Especially when you’re married to her
    DM:yeah lol.
    Calim Gorn:“I’m sorry, I didn’t realize you were so shaken up…”
    Alyssa Toress:“well first i was under a landslide then inside a wall then putting my friends brain back together”
    “its a rough day”
    Geralt:we will just load up Hachi and get out of town to report ASAP.. they may send us back with further orders but our mission is complete
    DM:Okay you keep it as hushed as possibel you do get some bards approaching you for comment…. since you do draw attetnion witht he giant dog and most of you covered ina buch of dirt.
  • Calim Gorn nods, doing his best to comfort her
    DM:Do you just want to “No comment” them and not really say anything?
    Or are you gonna give them some bullshit story?
    Calim Gorn:“You know how dogs like to chase lightning carriages? Sometimes they catch them.”
    Geralt:“Nothing to report.”
    “Oh one thing. I am NOT the big dog.”
    Calim Gorn:Haha
    Geralt setting the record straight
    Bard:(to Calim) “WE heard you flew in from Saerlon…. was this creature a creation Dr. Hisashi Kimura?”
    Calim Gorn:“Nah, Hachi is way less insane.”
    Bard:“That’s Hachi?”
    DM:It seems man yof them think he’s some kind of monster, and not an actual imbued…
    Calim Gorn:“Yup. Now move along, nothing to see here. Just taking our dog for a walk.”
    DM:Give me a persuasion check for Calim.
    Calim Gorn:lol 19
    DM:heh wow.. it actually worked.
    Calim Gorn:(once they’re out of earshot) “Man I can’t believe he actually bought that.”
    DM:It seems that Calim came off as pretty believable and perhaps curtails the “Local witcher slays mad dog!” headline that could have been.
    Geralt:“Good job. Now let’s get out of here.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    DM:You get to an airship without reporting back to the guard captain about what’s going on.
    Heading back to Aylanae immediately….
    Calim Gorn:The airship have an Aela Communicator?
    DM:Yeah it does.
    All of them have Aela communicators pretty mcuh, unless it’s sabotaged…
  • Geralt brews another penetration oil on the journey
    Calim Gorn:I’ll take the time to send a quick message to Suzu while we’re en route, let her know that Sayuri got injured and is laid up and could use some company
    Won’t give her any details or anything
    Geralt:but it is not encrypted
    Bard:Alriht lmme make the roll for Geralt’s oil, I found out I’m supposed tomake the construction roll in secret too apparentyl.
    DM:Going to be a 10 for that against a DC of what? I think 14?
    10 for my druidic
    DM:k I’ll roll it up.
    Okjay you think you make it successfully.
    Okay Calim leaves a message for Suzu, like most communications it has to be passed on so that just gets relayed all the way to Makoro.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah like I said it’s pretty innocuous, light on details just sorta “I happened to be in the area and heard Sayuri was hurt so paid her a visit, she misses you”
    That sort of thing
    DM:heh okay.
    You arrive in Aylanae without incident fortunately.. and with the help of some magitech armor they offlodad Hachi and get him to the fountains…
    Geralt:just so i have it straight i can make a power called potion belt as an array and have multiple potions, just won;t stack applications?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah you could basically only use one potion power at a time
    Geralt:will i still have to roll if i spend points or it considered automatic and “unlimited”
    DM:Well if you make it an array that you pay full price for, basically you could use one at a time… though if you didn’t take a limited use restriction you could potentially use a lot.
    Nah if you spend points it’s basically a permanent power.
    Geralt:will eventuallyhave a potion belt and a grenade array too
    DM:I mean if you really use a shitload of em then I could use a compilcation and say the belt ran out, but for most practical purposes it’d be unlimited if you pay full price.
    You get to Aylaane and report to the sunlord….
    Well except for hachi who is in the pet hospital.
    Geralt:“Sunlord, reporting as ordered.”
    Alyssa Toress:whats our actual rank btw
    knight defender?
    Geralt:“Sigtings of Earth demon activity has been confirmed.”
    Calim Gorn:Yeah something like that
    DM:The sunlord has her usual stern demeanor… though it seems to break alittle as you announce your results.
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Confirmed? Are you certain? Are you absolutely certain?”
  • Calim Gorn nods
  • Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope gasps….
    Geralt:“Most certain. THough there was another organization involved. I believe led by an Imbued.”
    Calim Gorn:“The Earth Demons seem to have been provoked by soldiers from an unknown guild company. Geralt heard talk of an experiment.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Sheyl help us… if they can strike Ronen….”
    Alyssa Toress:“yes it seems an unknown party was drawing them there on purpose”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“An unknown guild company? What makes you think that?”
    Geralt:“There was not only the typical rock men forms but also a very large ooze form.”
    Calim Gorn:“They had no identifying insignia on their uniforms and would not identify themselves when challenged.”
    Alyssa Toress:“they had an imbued member of their team and a large number of well trained well equipped soldiers with magitech weaponry”
    Calim Gorn:“They also had advanced technology not commonly available.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yes including experimental wepaons not commonly seen”
    DM:Well the rock men actualyl weren’t entirely typical the ruby-eyed ones are kinda a new species. They’re not really known in Yt. Though similar rockmen with different features are still known to exist.
    Alyssa Toress:"most of their force perished but their leader escaped "
    DM:But the ruby-eyes are a new touch. And the ooze hasn’t been ecnounter3ed before.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah we’ll give her the rundown on the encounter, how we went down into the hole and got trapped and had to fight our way out etc
    Geralt:well the ruby eyes is a minor deviation, the basic form was what i was going for
    Alyssa Toress:“knight defender hachi had been killed and i chose to bring him back to life rather than pursue the enemy combatant”
  • Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope nods.
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“So we’ve got an imbued working with them…. this is no doubt some scheme of Daelans…”
    Calim Gorn:(Is the aela barrier thing a common piece of equipment? And would I know about the similar shit that was supposedly supplied to Vigilance?)
    DM:Give me a tech check.
  • Geralt will describe the guy and his spear in case she knows of him
    Calim Gorn:I’m gonna Hero Point that
    DM:Aela disruptors for use with protecting versus Aela amgic, like teleportation and such.. have been around and are common, but it’s only recently that they’ve been using them as anti-Nuumian devices…. and that’s mostly due to the work of the company Adron Futuristics…
    Calim Gorn:“That barrier they were using… I’m almost certain it’s technology from Adron Futuristics.”
    “Adron Kortarian may be involved in this.”
    Geralt:“We let without the local authorities knowing. The local captain discounted any activity so he will likely not suspect anything. Should we warn them?”
    DM:It’s owned by Senator Adron Kortarian….the one that Sefiros worked for before chopping down Taesian Stormblood in the council meeting… Taesian also suspected Adron of some foul play but conveniently never got to explain it since he was untimely killed.
    Calim Gorn:“He could be purposely stirring up the Earth Demons to field test his new equipment.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“You think Adron is involved in this? What motive would he possibly have?”
    Calim Gorn:(reverse the order of those two, lol)
    “If he can perfect his equipment and bring it to market before anyone else he’ll have a near monopoly, which would be very lucrative.”
    Hachikomaru:Does she also mention Templar Sefiros has gone missing and all they found was a blood smear in the templar base?
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“How srtong is your case against him? Right now he’s one of our best suppliers in cutting edge anti-earth demon technology and the last thing we want to do is get on his bad side as this war is just getting ten times worse than we thought…”
  • Hachikomaru plays ominous music.
    Calim Gorn:“I only have suspicions at the moment, I’m afraid… I’m sure the technology they were using came from him, but we were unable to recover any of it.”
    “But the only reason the war is getting worse is because it’s being deliberately made worse.”
    “There would not be any Earth Demon activity in Ronen if it were not being incited on purpose.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“The question that remains is if these Earth demons are truly native of the contentinent of Balaras or if they travelled through some deep tunnel under the ocean…”
    Calim Gorn:“That I can’t answer, I’m afraid.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Was there any evidence the soldiers wee doing anything other than killing the earth demons?”
    Calim Gorn:“As I said, Geralt heard mention of an experiment.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“It could simply be President Lastar doing his job defending Ronen.”
    Calim Gorn:“I don’t know the particulars of it… But maybe they lured the Earth Demons there on purpose for a test.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“An experiment? What kind of experiment?”
  • Calim Gorn shrugs
    Alyssa Toress:“testing weapons perhaps”
    “or seeing if they could draw them somewhere”
    “for use agianst daeslen?”
    “at both sightings of the demons those soldiers were reported”
    “and there is the matter of the girls”
    Calim Gorn:“And both times they were eager to conceal the evidence.”
    Alyssa Toress:“the earth demons didnt try to kill them”
    “they tried to communicate”
    Geralt:“The first encounter was also very unusual. The earth demons took a local villiage girl hostage but she seemed to be treated to rather fine quarters.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Perhaps they were trying to create sleeper agents?”
    Alyssa Toress:“unknown”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“We know the people of Tinigath worship the Earth Demons, maybe they have advanced magic to brainwash…”
  • Calim Gorn shakes his head, “There was no trace of Nuumian contamination on either of them.”
    Alyssa Toress:“we need to investigate that more but the link to adron and these secret soldiers needs to be looked into”
    “i would suggest an expert in psychology interview the subjects that were taken hostage”
    “i doubt they had anything to do with it but they could get information normal knights wouldnt be able to”
    Geralt:“Is that our next assignment/”
    Alyssa Toress:“in a debriefing”
  • Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope nods. to Alyssa.
    Geralt:nm that, was alyssa saying that not the sunlord
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Yes we’ll definitely have to look into the hostage girl and see what was done to her… a thorough investigation… I’ll have to inform the Ronen senate as well, and President Lastar….”
    Calim Gorn:“The girl seemed normal to me, I don’t think she’s a danger…”
    “If anything she needs protection should this black ops unit come looking to tie up loose ends.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“She seemed just a farm girl, if they were going to create a sleeper agent.. it seemed they coudl have picked better.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i doubt shes a danger as well but our quick interrogation could have missed facts that an expert would pickup on”
    “we are largely in the dark and any kind of new information would be useful”
  • Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope nods.
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“I’ll see how the Ronne senate wants to proceed… in the meantime, I want your group to rest up… when hachi is back on his feet we can give you your next mission.”
    “You did a good job on this first mission…. I had never imagined the rumors were true….”
  • Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope shakes her head, still in shock…
    DM:The shock even seems to have broken her usual cold military demeanor.
    Calim Gorn:“I just hope the Earth Demons don’t start actively attacking Ronen… Those damn fools are digging their own graves.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“There’s not even any defenses in Ronen… this is bad… very bad…”
    “If we tell them, the senate will want to likely withdraw the Guild ofSworsd from the war effort to protect the homefront.. it’ll be a devastating blow to our forces in the war in Yt.”
  • Calim Gorn frowns…
    Alyssa Toress:“i think a cover story would be best employed and allowed an investigation into adron”
    “accuse them of something else such as war profittering to give an excuse to investigate their actiivities”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“I have to tell the senate… if I withheld that information…”
    Calim Gorn:“Yt could be overrun without the support of the Guild of Swords… Countless people would die.”
    “And Yt already thinks of the Empire as only a fair weather ally.”
    Alyssa Toress:“give time to investigate adron”
  • Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope nods.
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“It would be a disaster in Yt….”
    Alyssa Toress:“at least delay the report”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Bujt if I knew that Ronen was in danger and told no one…”
  • Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope stares off…. clearly in a quandry of morality…
    Alyssa Toress:“if you tell them we might lose the war”
    “if we keep it secret you might lose your career”
    Calim Gorn:“We don’t yet know the scope of the danger. If we can stop whomever is inciting these attacks then more may not come.”
    Alyssa Toress:hp that
    DM:I’ll have Calim do a persuade too
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:"We need more information… I’ll get what Templar I can on it without raising suspicion… we’re at war, so that means primarily low ranked templar…and I’m going to need your group to go back out there as soon as you’re ready.. "
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“There is a test to your theory…”
    “If I tell Adron that we know about the Earth demons, we can see how he reacts… if he is involved as you say he is, then he should be in favor of covering it up.”
    “Since that seems to be what his forces, if they belong to him,… were doing.”
    Calim Gorn:“Perhaps… Though I wonder if he doesn’t already anticipate that sort of thing.”
    “It might be worth gauging his reaction at least.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“At the very least it can buy us time.. he has the most advanced sensing technologies.. so I can ask him to aid in detecting thier numbers before we make a formal announcement…”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:It’ll at least gie me a chance to get a read on him."
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, if he really is involved, we need to prompt him to reveal as such.”
    “If only we could have captured that Imbued…”
    Geralt:“When we return it is likely we will encounter him again.”
    “i’m sure he will be in the middle of any other schenanigans.”
    Calim Gorn:“Indeed…”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“Thse are dark rumors indeed… after the fall of Vigilance…. mbued from Dragon Band reported finding some of Adron’s nuumian inhibiting devices changed to inhibit Aela.”
  • Calim Gorn frowns…
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“It was an act of sabotage blamed on disloyal tribesman of Yt… or saboteurs from Tinigath or Daelan…”
    Calim Gorn:“Those saboteurs would have to know how to adjust the equipment for that though… I doubt some random realignment of the dials could produce that result.”
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“But it could have been Adron all along… still we don’t have any hard evidence.”
    Geralt:“We should see to Hachi’s recovery so we can get on the mission as soon as possible.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, I agree.”
  • Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope nods.
    Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope:“I’m going to need everyone I can get in the field… and time is of the essence…”
    Hachikomaru:wonder if hes gonna have a giant cone on his head
    Calim Gorn:lol
    I was thinking of giving him a complication where he still has seizures or something
    Calim Gorn:Does the healing water reverse neutering?
    DM:Well if they totally cut off his balls it wouldn’t reverse it.
    ALright this is probably a pretty good spot to stop.
    next time we’ll have the retunr of Hachi + cone.
    Hachikomaru:if anything you should cut off his arm
    its rare any char of mine in Ts game has both
    Calim Gorn:If I described the Imbued guy’s powers to the Heart of Aylanae could it narrow down a list of potential Imbued that the guy might be?
    And include approximate age, gender, favors a spear, etc
    Geralt:did we see any powers other than tech and speed?
    Calim Gorn:Might have had wall running the way he went up the shaft
    DM:YOu did see the gauntlet he had glowed, which seemed like it migth be more magical than tech.
    Calim Gorn:That’d be something to include too then, has a magical gauntlet
    DM:I’ll give you an investigation rol if you want to review some imbued files in your offtime.
    Hachikomaru:my chili is burning i think, are we done for the night?
    DM:See if you can turn anything up.
    Yeah we’re done.
    Calim Gorn:Ugh, Investigation…
    Hachikomaru:ok i’ll leave this up, if yall wanna discuss
    gonna go scarf down some chilli dogs first tho
    Calim Gorn:Hero Point!
    Geralt:i’m heading out, see ya later in the week
    Calim Gorn:Because why the fuck not
    lol you gotta be shitting me
    I do have Connected
    So could I say I get the info with my Hero Point through my Connected Advantage? heh
    DM:Welli if you’d like I’ll let you say you can get access to files on Adron’s employees with your connected… and someone may or may not turn up there that matches the description.
    It isn’t gonna necessaril be an auto success if the guy is off the books so to speak.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, okay, that works I guess
    DM:But since you suspect Adron. you can get some of his personnel files with your connections
    You both kinda pur over the intel files… and you think youv’e come up with something….
    Hachikomaru:if i make mina, i should give her a di crystal named Igor
    wait, no dracula had that crazy human pet, what was that guys name
    Calim Gorn:lol oh yeah, that guy
    DM:Adron doesn’t have any specific spear wielding imbued in his employ… but there is one with an enchnted gauntlet similar to what you saw… and he’s also known to wield an oversized blade that’d be immediately distinctive…. giving reason to perhaps equip him with something else shoudl he go undercover.
    He’s an imbued named Angelus Osoloran… a master of melee combat.
    Hachikomaru:haha yeah the angeal clone
    i remember him
    Calim Gorn:“Heart of Aylanae, what can you tell me about an Imbued named Angelus Osoloran?”
    Hachikomaru:from the antartica expedition
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Heh since G isn’t here anymore I figuer we can wait till next time to get the info so he’s notmsising too mcuh
Session Log 15

its me
Alyssa Toress:sup
Calim Gorn:Same old same old
Alyssa Toress:i guess i have to end my game now
Calim Gorn:Wouldn’t hurt
Sef said he’d be here in a few minutes
Not sure about G
I don’t see Sef online.
Send him the IP if you see him. heh.
Calim Gorn:Yeah I called him
DM:oh lol.
Calim Gorn:And I already sent him an offline message with the IP
He thought daylight savings time had already happened and we had another hour to go
Alyssa Toress:i’m using sefs computer to hold papers on top of it
Calim Gorn:lol
Alyssa Toress:i need to be rid of this thing
5 more days til i get a ps4 :D
Alyssa Toress:i own ps4 games but not a ps4
because i was waiting for the pro
DM:What does the pro have anyway?
Alyssa Toress:twice as fast gpu
4k games
Alyssa Toress:whered sef go
Calim Gorn:Dunno
Alyssa Toress:oh damnit i never saved my character sheet after i updated it
DM:It’s Sef he’s probably having his usual computer issues.
Apparently he had to reinstall or something I have no idea why.
cause he was asking me what version of maptool we use.
Sefiros:im good, stupid updater shit was in the background
nah i just was tidying up desktop other day and moved the folder
Alyssa Toress:oh i had the names bakcwards
DM:lol why bother, herlock is gonna send you his computer pretty soon anyway.
Sefiros:just had forgot where i had moved it to, so was doing search
which is slow as x-mas
thats why dumbass
so i can copy all my shit to the new one
Alyssa Toress:i was gonna try to mail it tomororw
Sefiros:was organizing my cluttered game files and so forth for when it gets here
Alyssa Toress:your getting the slowest cheapest shipping btw
Sefiros:yeah whatever, cant have it all
Calim Gorn:lol
Sefiros:slowest shipping is better than slowest computer
DM:20 day mule shipping.
Calim Gorn:Shipping by pony express, $2.95
Alyssa Toress:fast shipping was like 300 dollars when i priced it out
Calim Gorn:lol damn
DM:holy shit
Alyssa Toress:cheapest is 30 bucks
DM:yeah lol that’s still quite a bit for shipping
Calim Gorn:Yeah they rape you on the oversized stuff
Alyssa Toress:computers are heavy
Sefiros:where you talking about tidying up or did you mean updating?
your reference about why bother that is
the windows updates shit is automatic, or i aint figured out how to disable em, if thats what ur referign to
since im on windows 10 now
i did install that tho a week or 2 ago
so id be familiar with it, since thats what herlocks rig has on it
Calim Gorn:Yeah I don’t think you can disable them from what I’ve heard
Alyssa Toress:you cant disable it
DM:yeah at most you can set it to defer upgrades where you don’t get em as fast
But you can’t disable it entirely.
Calim Gorn:Microsoft is like “Fuck you we know your computer better than you do, take the update and like it”
Sefiros:well it aint the updating itself is a problem, but say like the shit DL’es
and you just wanna restart before game or something
and forget about it, then you’re stuck waiting 2 hours while it updates after a reboot
DM:Yeah I wish you could choose to install later.
Sefiros:how much did the shit weigh anyways herlock?
i told T itd prolly be expensive as fuck since i imagine it weighs a ton with all that shit you had in it
5 drives or whatever etc
Alyssa Toress:30-40 pounds
i didnt weight it yet
all i have is a bathroom scale
Sefiros:i remember sending shit to japan was expensive as hell
1 lb was like forty bucks or something back i nthe day
Alyssa Toress:i dont got a drug scale like you
Calim Gorn:Yeah international shipping is a bitch
DM:yeah and the solid iron case too.
Sefiros:might have been even more than that
haha cast iron case?
DM:Yeah gotta protect the shit.
Alyssa Toress:its alumnimum not iron
Sefiros:lead lined case then
Calim Gorn:lol I was gonna say, iron just fucking rusts
Sefiros:to prevent teleporting photons
well nah they weighed it at the post office
i dint weigh the shit myself
thats how they determined price or they did when i sent shit, they slapped it on a scale
DM:Well iron is more hardcore.
Sefiros:and pritned out a sticker
Calim Gorn:Iron is kind of a shitty metal by itself honestly
Alyssa Toress:did you pay the gold price or the iron price
Sefiros:stars dont like it very much
gives em indigestion
iron price definately
DM:well iron is a lot more hardcore than aluminum.
Calim Gorn:lol no it isn’t
Maybe just from pure density’s sake
Alyssa Toress:i have a tungsten computer case
Sefiros:its all about the trace elements!
Calim Gorn:But aluminum resists corrosion a lot better
Also without aluminum you can’t get a thermite reaction
Sefiros:yeah theres reason there aint hardly any iron/steel weapons from even a few hundred years ago
DM:well I don’t think you’d want a thermite reaction happening on your computer.
Sefiros:but we got a pile of bronze ones from 2k etc
Calim Gorn:lol yeah
Pure iron is shit metal
It corrodes like hell
And carbon steel ain’t much better
Sefiros:yeah i got some cast iron frying pans i use
and if i dont keep em oiled or use em often, they rust faster than hell
Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
Sefiros:like if you even leave leftovers i nthe shit over night or something, it’ll rust already
and give your food a metallic taste
which was one weird thing i discovered when i first used em
why my leftovers always taste like blood
Calim Gorn:lol
DM:Well at least you don’t have to worry about anemia.
Sefiros:actually i do, think its genetic’
runs in my family on both sides i think as well
not sure if its genetic, id assume so since its common for us
DM:Well you won’t get it so long as you keep cooking with iron.
Sefiros:tho dont think im depelted at least
took some iron supplements for a while
but they turn your shit black
and the consistency of like roofing tar
DM:okay I didn’t need to know that.
Calim Gorn:Haha
Sefiros:well it just meant i didnt have a defeciency since the excess dont get absorbed
and thats side effect
so dont think i have iron defeciency
or not right now anyways
eat vitamin D like its candy tho
since im a night owl
so G coming tonight?
DM:yeah he just messaged me. so I assume he’s on his way.
Garrion:howdy all
DM:there he is.
Hey G.
Sefiros:aint it odd how herlock once again missed a battle :-p
DM:Alright we got everyone so we can get started.
Sefiros:has he actually fought anything besides the tournament?
DM:Don’t think so lol
Geralt:nope, and only partially then
Sefiros:the princess is gonna get a reputation of being craven
Alyssa Toress:oh come on
i was really tired last week
Sefiros:well we know there wont be any battles at least
since he’s here
Calim Gorn:lol
Sefiros:if he goes AFK get ready to roll initiative!
Calim Gorn:Get G
Hey G*
Geralt:well there can be some but Alyssa just won’t be involved
Sefiros:luckily tab called me
since i had set the clock back already
alright well guess im ready
Calim Gorn:Ready when you guys are
DM:Last session ,you had recieved your first mission to investigate stories of Earth Demon activity in the Ronen city of Saerlon. The earth demons may or may not be a hoax, as there was some unusual parts to the entire thing.
Alyssa Toress:why dont they just make earth demons illegal
DM:On the way there you decided to divert course to answer a distress call from an airship that was hijacked by pirates who were posing as passengers.
Calim Gorn:Yeah that totally works with everything else
DM:Except for Alyssa who decided to sit that combat out aboard the safety of your airship.
Calim Gorn:(That’s why she’s paying for the damages, hehe)
Alyssa Toress::(
DM:Unless thre was more you wnated to do wtih the prisoners you took I’ll just fast forward to your arrival in Saerlon and assume you guys turn em over to the authorities.
Calim Gorn:Yeah just gonna turn ‘em in
DM:Yeah Calim did volunteer House Toress to pay for the damage to the airship carrying you when it was struck by a home-built cannon.
Calim Gorn:It’s only fair, we did divert the ship and get it damaged
Alyssa Toress:can i bill the empire
DM:heh. Well you could try to divert the costs elsewhere though at that point your husband did say House Toress would pay for it, so it mgiht seem like you’re trying to get out of your promises…
Alyssa Toress:what if i just never pay
Calim Gorn:Yeah, those weasely Toress
Alyssa Toress:fine i’ll pay
Calim Gorn:You didn’t need that fancy new dress anyway
DM:You arrive over the large Ronen city of Saerlon, whose size really puts the cities of Makoro to shame, and is even larger than most Rahseldian cities.
Hachikomaru:G is Cobra Commander
we go for quality, not quantity
our old fashioned houses are better vs quakes as well!
Geralt:cobra commander, lol.. not sure that quite my MO
Calim Gorn:lol
Hachikomaru:i meant beiing in command, and the whole viper eyes deal etc
Calim Gorn:Nah he’s with Hydra, we’re searching for Captain America
DM:As you land the Ronen authorities come to take in the prisoners.
Hachikomaru:guess im the gaijin now
Geralt:btw, anything special to his pistol?
we didn’t really get to loting
DM:A middle aged man in a Ronen security uniform with short dark hair comes to talk to you.
Geralt:but i guess looting is pointless in this
Calim Gorn:I think he just had a pair of regular shock pistols
Hachikomaru:yeah you gotta spend points on it anyways
Alyssa Toress:“greetings”
Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
Hachikomaru:like you did with the treasure from the oshiro
DM:They’re pretty high quality, but not really special in the sense of being any different than regular equipment.
Hachikomaru:was gauntlets or something you took wasnt it? what did you stat em out as anyways, just curious
Asteric Halataro:“Greetings. I’m Captain Asteric Halataro, in charge of the security of Saerlon. We can take these prisoners from here.”
DM:He seems to address Alyssa primarily as though she’s in charge….
Calim Gorn:lol
Alyssa Toress:“thank you captain it would be nice to be rid of them”
Geralt:is alyssa with us now?
Calim Gorn:“Yeah, you don’t mind turning the prisoners over, do you Captain Geralt?”
(Yeah she is)
DM:Yeah she’s with you when you land, she was always in the airship with you, she just stayed sidelined for the fight.
Geralt:‘bout time you showed up.. where were you hiding?
DM:Cause you guys could handle a minor band of outlaws and she was busy doing stuff.
Calim Gorn:lol
Geralt:“You may take them Captain.”
Asteric Halataro:"The people of Ronen are thankful for your help. We’ve had a lot of problems with outlaws ever since the war was declared. Security on a lot of places is more lax than normal."
Geralt:“I’m glad we were there to help.”

  • Asteric Halataro gives an odd look for a moment as thuogh perhaps shocked that the princess might not be in charge.
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Asteric Halataro:“Some excellent work I have to say. Well I don’t want to keep you unless you’ve got any questions.”
    DM:His men start to haul off the prisoners.
    Geralt:“We will be in town for a while, visiting. Can you point us to appropriate quarters?”
    Asteric Halataro:“The Jade Phoenix is the finest inn is Saerlon, I can show you where it is if this si your first trip to Saerlon.”
    Geralt:“Also, have you had any other problems in the area that need our attention?”
    Calim Gorn:(Just say away from Nova Cat Inn)
    Geralt:“Spare no triviality. Anything strike you as odd recently?”
    Asteric Halataro:“Well we did have a report of Earth Demon activity, but we did a thorough examination of the area and found nothing, so my guess it was just a false alarm.”
    Alyssa Toress:insight check on that dude
    Geralt:“Oh, really? Where was this at?”
    Alyssa Toress:do i think hes being truthful or hiding anything
    Asteric Halataro:“In the farms to the south…. Justinia Lastrium was the one that filed the report… said they attacked her sister though the whole thing was puzzling as no Nuumian traces were found.”
    “You can ask her yourself if you’re curious, we’ve also had some increased smuggling at the docks too…. with the lax security more people trying to sned goods to Daelan by ship.”
    Geralt:“I’m sure you did a spendid job Captain. If you don’t mind perhaps we could hear about your investigation. It sounds interesting.”
    Hachikomaru:(whats the nova cat inn tab?)
    Calim Gorn:(lol I was making a Mechwarrior reference, Jade Phoenix and Nova Cat are clans from Mechwarrior)
    DM:Isn’t it Jade Falcon?
    Calim Gorn:Oh maybe it is, lol
    DM:I thought that was the mechwarrior one.
    Calim Gorn:Been a while since I played
    Alyssa Toress:did you see my insight check
    Asteric Halataro:“Yes of course, I even handled the matter myself. With such a serious claim coming froma distinguished officer…”
    DM:yeah heh… I was getting the insight bit. Basically he has to talk a little for you to get a feel for what he’s saying and such. insight isn’t really instant.
    Alyssa Toress:ok
    but does talking to geralt count?
    DM:Also just so you know I do make the insight checks and such in secret most of the time so you’re nto aware of how well you did heh.
    Geralt:“We’ll check with Justinia and what more do you know about the smuggling, any leads as to who is the leader there?”
    Alyssa Toress:ok
    DM:Yeah you can look at him while talking to somene else. Just takes time.
    Alyssa Toress:well you probably dont have my updated sheet
    Hachikomaru:“I think he means in the general sense.”
    DM:well I go by your insight on your token so make sure to update that
    Alyssa Toress:oh
    DM:with the F6. stat thing there’s a popup (says it’s +8 right now)
  • Calim Gorn just listens for now, looking maybe a little annoyed
    Asteric Halataro:“Not really. I mean there’s always been smugglers, but with the war going on, there’s a lot more potential for magitech to go missing if you know what I mean.”
    Alyssa Toress:yeah its supposed to 14
    sorry i updated my stats
    “captain i feel like there is something you arent being forthcoming about”
    Geralt:“Well if anything unusual happens while we are hear, especially any more earth demon reports I would appreciate you letting us know.”
    Asteric Halataro:“We do the best we can… though this sort of war is a new thing for us… the bards are already calling it the Great War.”
    Alyssa Toress:“we are people that can solve problems for the good of the empire”
    “but we need to know the facts”
    Asteric Halataro:“Well I can guarantee you I’ll give you any information we get about Earth demons to you… but like I said, it’s likely a hoax. Everyone knows there’s no Earth demons in Ronen.”
    Alyssa Toress:“and to other matters?”
    Asteric Halataro:“Well I don’t want to trouble you with a bunch of useless reports. After all not every alleyway mugger requires the attention of the Imbued… Speaking of which, for what reason have you honored us with your visit?”
    Alyssa Toress:“i would love to hear about everything captain”
    “i’m very curious”
    Calim Gorn:“Not everything requires the attention of the captain of the guard either.”
    Alyssa Toress:“as to our mission we are simply conducting a routine audit of empire assets in the area”
    gonna hp that
    Calim Gorn:lol add 10
    Honestly you guys are spending way too much time talking to this dude, we have a mission to do =P
    Geralt:“We are hear to see your grand city. But while we are hear we would like to be useful, it can get boring when doing simple sight seeing.”
    Asteric Halataro:“Ah of course, I suspect the empire would want to take an audit of things for the war.”
    “Well any records of military and magitech supplies I’m sure the guild of swords and the artificers willb e mroe than happy to provide.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yes well perhaps we should get to our inn”
    “if we need further help i am sure you will be available?”
    Geralt:“Thank you Captain.”
    DM:You finally arrive at the jade Phoenix inn (basically he was driving you tehre during the conversation in a whirlwind wagon, which is a maigtech car).
  • Geralt heads to the inn as directed
    Asteric Halataro:"Yes, you can come to see me at the Freeland Security office. "
    Alyssa Toress:calim and i will share a room
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, gotta keep up appearances
    DM:Also anyone that has knowledges in Business, Ronen or Politics can make a knowledge roll
    Calim Gorn:Shitty
    Alyssa Toress:shitty
    DM:You can see outside the inn there’s one of Ronen’s bards, a flash man with a thin moustache, long hair and a broad hat with a feather in it. He’s outside the inn along the street selling the latest news stories…
    From what you know Freeland securities (basically the Ronen guard force) is a partner company of the Guild of Swords and is basically a privatized guard force/prison system that serves many cities in Ronen, including this one.
    Asteric Halataro:“I’ll be more than happy to answer whatever questions youv’e got.”
  • Calim Gorn catches sight of the bard and then leans in and gives Alyssa a kiss on the cheek while speaking loud enough to be overheard, “Come on dear, let’s get settled in our room.”
    DM:Bards btw in Ronne aren’t musicians but basically the name for their journalists (though like actual minstrels they do often have flashy dress, at least when selling their stories and not being deliberately undercover)
  • Bard appraoches you, probably noticing Alyssa instantly….
    DM:Indeed some of the people on the street, whcih is fairly crowded do stop and look as she gets out of the whirlwind wagon… attracting thier attetnion…
    Bard:“Greetings noble and illustrious imbued protectors of our Empire.”
    Geralt:“so much for low profile.”
  • Calim Gorn chuckles, “Well what did you expect travelling with a princess?”
    Bard:“Can I interest you in the latest news about Saerlon, only 1 gold coin…”
    Alyssa Toress:“a fair price sir bard”
  • Alyssa Toress tosses a coin
    DM:He shows you a bit of his small pamphlet of stories, the top story being “Sefiros senticed to Mind death, Sefiros fanclub divided!”
    Geralt:“Well I don;t normally have to deal with it.”
    Hachikomaru:does this place have a chinatown? lol
  • Calim Gorn frowns a little as he sees the pamphlet
    Hachikomaru:need to stock up on ramen
    DM:He hands you the news. which is written on an elaborate parchment to give it an older look than most modern documents, though tis still clearly copied using modern magitech.
    Bard:“So what brings you to Saerlon if you don’t mind me asking? I am cursed with an inquiring mind as you mgiht imagine…”
    Alyssa Toress:“would you believe vacation?”
    Bard:"Probably not… "
    “I would like to do a special story on your group, everyone is interested in the new face of the empire.”
    Alyssa Toress:“inspection of empire assets due to war”
    “i would be happy to give an interview but i cannot speak for my associates”
    Bard:“Excellent! I’m sure everyone here would love to hear the stories all of you can tell.”
    Calim Gorn:“Are you sure about this, dear? We have a busy schedule don’t we?”
    Geralt:“hhrrrmm, Princess. We must get you to your quarters. We have not secured the area yet.”
  • Calim Gorn goes out of his way to address Alyssa affectionately, like how someone married to her should
    Alyssa Toress:“leave a note at the desk of the inn and i am sure something can be arranged”
    Bard:“A special on Rahseld’s newest power couple in the royal family! Stories of the horrors of the Earth Demons from one of Yt’s natives… and the special perspective of a native of Makoro who has many rumors about him.”
  • Hachikomaru looks on suspiciously but tight lipped as usual.
    Alyssa Toress:“if you excuse me”
    Bard:“Of course. I’ll let you get on your way.”
  • Bard gives an exaggerated dramatic bow that goes with his somewhat outlandish bard outfit.
  • Geralt takes note to see what this guy has to say about earth demons
    DM:Okay Geralt is gonna stay and listen to him a while or you gonna sk him directly? Or what?
    Geralt:not figuring he will give all the news, or is that what they do
    figuring it jusrt a headliner
    DM:Well generally they sell the equivalent of newspapers like what Aylssa bought.
    And basically yell out enticing headlines to try to get people to buy them.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah you can probably just check the thing she bought for any news
    Geralt:i’ll inquire later, after getting settled in
    DM:Yeah, you just bought his news, unless he’s holding stuff back.
    You make your way up to your rooms, I’ll assume you want to get top quality stuff fit for imbued.
    Calim Gorn:Of course
    Geralt:nop notch, since Alyssa is paying ;)
    Calim Gorn:Alyssa and I are sharing a room also
    Since we’re a married couple and all
    DM:Heh okay.
    Calim Gorn:Make sure to ask for one with a single bed
    Since that’s all we need
    DM:Hachi and Geralt staying in separate rooms?
    heh okay.
    Alyssa Toress:man when did i become our banker
    Geralt:i don;t want him shedding on my stuff
    Calim Gorn:lol
    You’re a princess, you can afford it
    Geralt:since you wanted to be royalty
    Alyssa Toress:fine i’ll just give you less an allowance
    Calim Gorn:Ouch
    Geralt:sugar momma
    Calim Gorn:I added being married to Alyssa as a Complication on my latest sheet btw T
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    Geralt:that should be a double complication\
    DM:It’s about 6-7 PM right now, so you could just get some sleep, since night has fallen though Ronen unlike Makoro is well lit in the city, so thre’s more of a nightlife.
    Alyssa Toress:hell yeah lets party
    calim dear want to hit up the clubs
    Calim Gorn:(to Geralt) “While I admire your willingness to help, we’re on a mission and need to focus on that first off. The less time we spend poking around and asking about things the sooner we can accomplish what we came here for.”
    DM:Btw did you want to read the news you got? Or you not gonna bother and just go out and enjoy some of the nightlife. heh.
    Alyssa Toress:i’ll read it
    Calim Gorn:“That’s not to say I advocate ignoring anyone in distress if we happen to come across them, of course.”
    DM:The Lastrium farm (where the earth demon incident happened) is a few hours out from Saerlon city itself.. so it’ll take some time to get tehre, you could start taking a whirlwind wagon down tehre if youd like… and get there around 9-10.
    Or just wait until morning to do that
    Calim Gorn:Yeah might as well wait until morning
    Alyssa Toress:probably wait for morning
    Calim Gorn:Let the bards report that we totally slept together in our hotel room with one bed
    “Also, I’m sure Alyssa doesn’t need this reminder, but to you two; everyone in the empire will hear about whatever a bard hears or sees, so make sure they only hear and see what you want them to.”
    Geralt:“So don;t tell him about you and Hachi’s grooming fetish?”
  • Geralt jokes
  • Calim Gorn makes a sort of disgusted face
    DM:Alright some of the new stories of note :One covering Sefiros chopping down Taesian and specifically focusing on the fallout of the popular Sefiros fan club.A story about the Earth Demona ctivity, including rumors of a cover-up or a Daelan plot to cause panic (it’s a lot of speculation with few facts).A story about the Senator of the district possibly having a new lover…
    Also there’s another peice about the newest Archmage Helenia Chrystri and some of her personal life details.
    Hachikomaru:brb gonna go nuke a hot pocket or something
    Calim Gorn:Those things are toxic enough already
    Hachikomaru:yeah i hear ya, but i aint got time for 2 hour crock pot specials
    DM:There’s also some lesser stories about some kind of secret alliance between Persident Lastar of the Guild of Swords and Senator Adron Kortarian (also an owner of a prominent company in the Articer’s Guild)
    Alyssa Toress:“hmmm a bunch of things i want to look into”
    Hachikomaru:luckily theyre the ham ones, and nothing else quite tastes like pork :-p
    Alyssa Toress:“lastar and the senators lover”
    Hachikomaru:i do remember reading the mystery meat recall tho haha
    Calim Gorn:“Why do you care about some senator’s lover?”
    DM:Also in the back section… there’s a report of food poisoning at a local restaraunt, as well as an interview with what looks like a crazy conspiracy theorist talking about some kind of secret project being built in the desert to the west.
    Alyssa Toress:“blackmail”
    Hachikomaru:but hell thats true for all processed food, if you eat that shit and think diff, then you’re just naive as fuck
    Calim Gorn:lol
    “I see…”
    Hachikomaru:anyways brb
    Calim Gorn:“Well I suppose that is something rather unique to collect.”
    Alyssa Toress:“knowledge is power my dear”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    DM:Alright so we’ll fast forward to the next day?
    Calim Gorn:I’m good with fast forwarding
    DM:Okay morning comes the next day with Calim and Alyssa sleeping in the same bed (though no sex happening)…
    Calim Gorn:I don’t sleep remember
    DM:oh right.
    Alyssa Toress:dont keep me up all night
    lie there quietly
    DM:Corection: wtih Alyssa sleeping in bed and Calim watching her as she sleeps.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah he’d just lie there quietly, or maybe leave the room and wander around at some point
    DM:Okay… morning comes withoutincident…. and you’re all given a complimentary breakfast in your room.
    Then you can plan where you want to go next…
    Calim Gorn:“I say we start with paying a visit to the Lastrium farm. Justinia is our primary witness after all.”
    DM:Talking to Justy at the Lastrium farm and getting her report might be the most obvious thing to do… of course, the obvious isn’t always the best…
    Geralt:“I agree.”
    Calim Gorn:“Or I suppose we could look at the list we were given and see whom else we have to talk to.”
    Geralt:“Though we maynot find much.”
    Alyssa Toress:“we may want to split up to attract less attention”
    Geralt:“We can start with her and then move on.”
    Alyssa Toress:“well i kind of attract attention”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, perhaps you want to do something about that.”
    “Though you might keep all the bards occupied while we do the work.”
    Alyssa Toress:“did i mention i can magically disguise myself”
    Calim Gorn:“Oh…?”
    Alyssa Toress:“i’m going to pretend to be some ugly woman in plain clothing”
    Geralt:“Yes, Alyssa could bring unwanted attention. Her precense in another area could be a good diversion from others though.”
    Alyssa Toress:“a servant”
    “or i could go somewhere else”
    “like geralt says”
    “i am interested in the matter of the senator”
    “and lastar”
    Geralt:“She could go check on that while we head to the farm.”
  • Calim Gorn shrugs, “Up to you, captain.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i will go meet with adron kortarian”
    Geralt:“You think you can handle it alone, or do you need Calim with you?”
    Alyssa Toress:“while you go to the farm”
    “i am perfectly capable”
    DM:Well Adron actually isn’t in Saerlon. He’s based in a different city. Though you coudl ptoetnialyl take a windrider (magitech train) there or an airship
    Calim Gorn:Or teleport
    DM:he’s fairly clsoe btu not actually in Saerlon, that was more a general Ronen news article, since he and lastar are improtant people.
    Alyssa Toress:i dont have teleport
    DM:Yeah I got rid of long-range teleports for this campaign anyway.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:okay i am going to go into disguise and investigate the docks
    Calim Gorn:Guess we’ll head to the farm while she’s doing that
    DM:Okay you want to see what you can find out about the smuggling?
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    i am going to be disguised as just a common lady
    in poor clothes
    DM:How you want to do that? You going to actively ask around or what? I mean… you’re not really sure if theyl’l open up to you about illegal smuggling.
    And it mgiht be odd for a random commoner to be asking questions.
    Alyssa Toress:hmm
    okay do their thing with the farm while i think of this
    DM:lol okay.
    Geralt, Calim and Hachi head to the farm. Travelling in a whirlwind wagon to get out into the countryside, as the urban area of Saerlon gives way to suburbs and then a rural area.
  • Calim Gorn has flashbacks of a previous life (j/k)
    DM:You’ve been here when you visited with Suzu so you know where it is witout problems. Well except Hachi.
    Alyssa Toress:i’ll be disguised in nice clothing but not like princess clothing and try to find someone to talk to about getting looted yt artifacts into ronen
    DM:THough Hachi has trouble concentrating as you pass by the farm where Old Yeller was shot.
    Alyssa Toress:and change my face and hair and stuff
    Calim Gorn:lol
    luckily im immune to rabies!
    DM:Okay… I’ll do the bit at the farm first… I’ll give Alyssa an investigation check though to see if you turn up anything…. since she’s basically asking around trying to dig up something.. also does Alyssa have the contacts advantage or something similar to help wtih knowing people?
    Alyssa Toress:no i didnt know it existed
    Calim Gorn:Yeah there’s two advantages, Connected and Contacts
    DM:Yuo arrive at the Lastrium farm… where one of Justy’s brothers, Angelo Lastrium welcomes you in.
    Also I’ll give you an isnight check too, basically to try to discover the best people to talk to, and avoid asking some undercover guard or someone that’s gonna turn you in.
    The farm also has some added security around it from the guild of sworeds too, though they seem willing to let you guys in.
    Calim Gorn:“Greetings, Angelo. Nice to see you again. Is Justinia in?”
    DM:He shows you to her and Justy comes out to meet you in the common dining table of the modest farmhouse
    Geralt:“Hello Justinia. Thank you for seeing us this morning.”
    DM:I’ll get to Alyssa’s bit after this scene.
    Geralt:“We were in town and heard about you seeing some earth demons.”
  • Justy S. Lastrium nods.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah. Sayuri detected some Nuumian with one of her sensors and went out looking for them… then when Yuri went missing I went looking for her.”
    Geralt:“Please tell us what happened.”
    “What did the captain do when you told him?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“I never told him, I just went looking myself… and I managed to find Yuri in this cave about a few miles southwards.”
    “She was still alive when i got there, though she was attacked by an earth demon or at least something that really looked like one.”
    Calim Gorn:“Can you describe it for us?”
    Geralt:“Have you seen an earth demon before?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“They’d kidnapped some local girl from what I found out later.”
    “Yeah.. though not that kind of Earth Demon…”
    Geralt:“Earth demons kidnapped someone?”
    ((Luckly i have Shaggy and Scooby here with me, so we can catch the costumes villian.))
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Justy S. Lastrium:(lol)
    Calim Gorn:I don’t know about this Scoob!
    DM:hold on, one sec.
    Geralt:((I ahve some scooby snacks for ya.)
    Calim Gorn:Zoinks!
    Justy S. Lastrium:(ok back)
    Geralt:“So when did the captain get involved?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah,t ehy kidnapped a local girl from around here… or at least I think they did…”
    “Sayuri went to rescue her.. but…. the earth demon got her… she was hurt pretty badly… though she didn’t have any Nuumian poisoning when they checked her out later… and the Earth demon didn’t seem to come to attack me, it let me pick up Yuri… well at least until that other guy came.”
    Calim Gorn:“Other guy?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah…he came from behind… he had cloth covering his face, and a bunch of magitech gear… The way he moved, he must have been imbued… or enhanced by some really powerful magic.”
    Geralt:“Go on.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“He came in the tunnel wanting to fight the Earth demon.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm… Any ideas who he might be?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“No idea… but he wasn’t alone.. when I left the hole wtih Sayuri… there were a bunch of vehicles and soldiers… looked like some kind of black ops.”
    “They weren’t any guild unit I know of.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm…”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“There was 12 of the soldiers plus the original Imbued I mentioned.”
    Calim Gorn:(Can I make a Military check to know about Imbued with super speed and heavy use of Magitech?)
    (Actually that sounds like me, lol)
    DM:well I mean plenty of Imbued are faster than normal humans heh.
    So taht ain’t really all that big a cluie to narrow shit down. it wasn’t like he has super blinding speed or something, just more that level fo unnatural speed that a lort of Imbued posses.
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah but how many Imbued rely on Magitech devices instead of some special powers)
    DM:So I mean that probably eliminates a lot of the Yt imbued or the Makoro ones since it’s magitech.
    Well you don’t know the magitech was giving him his speed, he just had magitech devices.
    So probably a Ronen or Rahseldian, or perhaps a Yt or Makoro native with a more magitech open mind. heh.
    Calim Gorn:Heh okay
    Hachikomaru:“Bizarre, to say the least.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“My first priority was saving Yuri at that point so I ran to a nearby farmhouse, the soldiers didn’t seem interested in me…”
    “So I dropped off Yuri there, she was beat up but she was gonig to be okay with some rest, and then I headed back to get the other girl that was kidanpped…”
    “Weird thing too, I saw a fancy looking bed just past the earth demon in that corridor before… and apparently there was word some furniture was stolen earlier that day too… I’ve never seen earth demons behave like that.”
    “But tehy seemed to want to take good care of her.”
    Calim Gorn:“Strange…”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Anyway… when I got back there the original Imbued in black was coming out of the hole and his soldiers all had detonators they were gonna collapse the cave.”
    “Ther3 was no sign of the hostage, they were just gonna bury her in there.”
    “So I had to do something, i ran and grabbed some of their explosive charges and tossed em away… that’s when the soldiers didn’t liek that so there was a little incident.”
    Calim Gorn:“Sounds like this girl witnessed something that they didn’t want her witnessing.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:"I kicked away their explosives and ran down there.. and I found a couple dead earth demons or it looked that way anyway.. the place was surprisingly well furnished too, even had a carpet… "
    “It was a copy of a Ronen farmhouse or at least some kind of earth demon approxmiation… "
    Geralt:“Doesn’t sound like earth demon behavior to me.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Then I found the girl… she was laying bleeding with a stab wound in the gut… I’m guessing from the spear that original Imbued was carrying…”
  • Calim Gorn frowns…
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Fortunately the soldiers weren’t bold enough to shoot at an Imbued and let me run out of there… and they were already trying to set up more demolition charges.”
    “Their leader did try to kill the girl.. saying a blightsteel blade got her… and that he was going to put her out of her misery.”
    “I amnaged to pull her out of safety before his spear struck… running as fast as I could.. .it’s a good thing Captain Halataro showed up at that point, and the soldiers didn’t seem to want to get into a drawn out fight.. so they blew the cave and took off…”
    Geralt:“Where is the girl now?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“I moved her to a guild controlled facility in the city, amde sure she was really well protected in case they came back to try to take her down. ONly let in people I could trust. She’s still been mosttly unconsciuos and we didn’t get a chance to fully question her yet.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm… At least she’s well protected. You’re sure you can trust the people at that facility though?”
    Geralt:“So the captain never spoke with her?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Captain’s been wanting to see her, but I figured it’d be best to keep her visitors small… they been over the destroyed area looking for Nuumian traces but tehy can’t find any…. so they think it was some kind of hoax.. but Sayuri definiteyl found some Nuumian on her sensor.”
    Geralt:“Did you tell him about her?”
    nm that last
    “Possible it could have just been traces from weapons or gear.”
    Hachikomaru:“Maybe the source of the Nuumian, they took with them.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“The captain hasn’t talked to her yet… though I said I’d let him as soon as we were sure she’d recovered… he seemed okay with letting me handle it.”
    Calim Gorn:“What about Sayuri? Is she doing okay?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah Sayuri is here, she was pretty badly beat up, but no earth rot.”
    Calim Gorn:“What has she said about what she saw?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“You can talk to her if you want, though I don’t know if she’ll have too much to say.. she saw about what I saw…”
    “She did say the earth demon could have finished her off easy before I got there, but it didn’t.”
    Hachikomaru:“Perhaps, the nuumian was the bait, and your sister the fish they were looking to catch.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“It just knocked her back and didn’t let her into the area it was guarding or get to the hostage…”
    “Broke some of her ribs… but it didn’t sem interested in killing her or me…. though it wasnt letting us get to the hostage.”
    Calim Gorn:“It sounds like there’s something special about this girl… I wonder what the interest in her is exactly.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“As far as we could tell she’s jsut a teenage girl froma local farm…. ntohing special about her at all.”
    Calim Gorn:“She’s been checked for Nuumian?”
    Geralt:“It doesn’t seem like she was much of a hostage based on the description you gave. More like a quest.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, that’s what I don’t get. It sounds like the Earth Demons were treating her kindly and trying to make her comfortable.”
    “Were they acting under orders from some higher intelligence? Or is there something special about this girl that attracted them to her?”
    DM:As for Geralt’s monster lore stuff. he does think this si very odd for earth demons… generally their behaviro is myuch more destructive, killing those that anger them… and kidnapping isn’t really thier thing. He has heard stories of earth demon priests making sacrifices to them though….
    Hachikomaru:“What about communication?”
    DM:Of course there are no real priests in this area…
    Justy S. Lastrium:“The Earth Demon tried to talk to me…. I jsut couldn’t really understand it.”
    Hachikomaru:“Maybe the girl could.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“I guess it was saying some kind of warning if I had to guess, but I don’t speak earth demon.”
    Calim Gorn:“What did it look like?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“About 7 feet tall, big stone humanoid with eyes like coal… sure looked liek an earth demon. though I didn’t see any bightsteel on it.”
    Calim Gorn:“Ring any bells, Geralt?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“As for the girl, she did have some traces of Nuumian… though not the kind you’d have from getting stabbed from a blightsteel weapon.”
    Hachikomaru:“It could have been a golem for all we know.”
  • Hachikomaru shrugs.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“My guess is it might have been proximity to the two dead earth demons that those soldiers killed.”
    Calim Gorn:“No, there’s something more than that going on if the girl had traces of Nuumian on her.”
    “Has she been tested for Nuumian since you secured her in the facility?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Of course, everyone is eager to cover this thing up and attribute it to Daelan creating fear beause there’s not supposed to be Earth demons on this continent.”
    Hachikomaru:“That could be the creatures interest in her, alternatively.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah we found some Nuumian, though not enough to hurt her hopefully.”
    Hachikomaru:“If the nuumian came from another source than themselves.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“That guy was full of shit saying she was hit by blightsteel, I know that mcuh”
    Calim Gorn:“Perhaps her body has a natural affinity for it, or her body’s levels of Nuumian are abnormally high for some reason.”
    “And that attracted the attention of the Earth Demons.”
    Hachikomaru:“Whatever the case, this scenario smells of deception and illusion.”
    Calim Gorn:“Do you know the girl’s name? Or anything about her history?”
    Hachikomaru:“It’s just by which actor.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“I don’t know.. I thougtt she was just an ordinary girl.. but who knows.. with all the weird stuff that’s been going on lately….”
    “Her name was Callinica Niceavarius.”
    Calim Gorn:“Do we have anything in our notes about that name?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“She’s just a girl from a local farm like I said… I don’t think there’s anything special about her. I’ve known her since I was a little girl.”
    DM:Yeah it’s listed in Justy’s report that you got.
    Calim Gorn:“You don’t recall anything unusual about her? Or any odd incidents happening around her?”
    “Maybe something that seemed out of place but not really unordinary at the time?”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Other than her getting kidnapped in a region where Earth Demons aren’t suppsoed to exist? No.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm…”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“She was pretty quiet… though not weird quiet.. just regular quiet.
    Calim Gorn:”Does she have family in the area still?"
    Hachikomaru:“Do you have anything that may have her smell on it?”
    “A piece of clothing or some such.”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah she’s got family you can talk to.. her farms about a couple miles from here.”
  • Calim Gorn nods, “Mind if we chat with Sayuri a little?”
    Calim Gorn:(Figure can just FF if Yuri doesn’t really have anything new to add)
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Nah go right ahead…. she knows you guys.”
    DM:Sayuri is laying in bed, bandaged where her ribs got broken…. what questions you have for her?
    Calim Gorn:Just wanting to know what happened from her perspective, what she saw, etc
    DM:Not sure if you had anything specific.
    Calim Gorn:Also does she still have the detector she used
    Sayuri Lastrium:“I heard that Calli went missing… so I went looking for her, cause I wanted to be a hero just like Justy…”
    “I asked around and someone was saying Earth demons did it… or at least they saw something really stony looking. So I built up a quick Nuumian detector, then I just followed it…”
    “I found this weird cave… and found that Earth Demon blocking the way… I could hear Calli asking for help back there when I called out to her… so I decided to fight.”
    “It didn’t go as well I as I hoped….”
  • Calim Gorn pats her on the head, “I’m sure you’ve already gotten an earful from Justy, so I won’t scold you too much.”
    Calim Gorn:“The detector you built, do you still have it?”
    Sayuri Lastrium:“Yeah.. but it got busted up some in the fight…”
    Calim Gorn:“Mind if I take a look?”
    Sayuri Lastrium:“I guess if you want…”
    “It’s over there on the table… the thing in peices.”
  • Calim Gorn takes a look at it
    Calim Gorn:lol of course
  • Hachikomaru sniffs around the place, just getting familiar with the smells.
    DM:It is indeed a damaged Numian detector, custom made from the looks of it. Well you guess it’s a custom Nuumian detector.. cause your technology skill ain’t really familair with it.
    It’s definiteyl not a standard model.
    Calim Gorn:Does it look fixable?
    DM:By you? probably not.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:((how about by me?? ;) ))
    Calim Gorn:“Wow, nice job… It’s too bad it got busted up though. I wish I could fix it for you but it seems like I’ve still got a long way to go to match you, haha…”
    DM:Unfortunately Geralt is lacking the components of the miracle magitech repair potion that was mentioned to him by a particularly drunk witcher.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Calim Gorn:Yeah and Sayuri is probably too hurt to fix it herself
    Sayuri Lastrium:“It’s okay, I migth fix it up when I’m feeling better. If Suzu is with you, maybe she coudl take a look at it?”
    Calim Gorn:“Hey, that’s a good idea. How about I have her come pay you a visit?”
    DM:Yeah Sayuri is a magitech genius basically she did recently develop a new revultioniary miniturzed communications system that can fit in a helmet.
    Geralt:“Don;t forget I have my amulet if all you want is to detect nuumian.”
    Sayuri Lastrium:“That’d be great. I had a lot of fun with her. I was hoping she’d come back.”
  • Calim Gorn nods, “I’ll let her know you wanna see her then.”
    Calim Gorn:“Say, about Calli, the girl you tried to rescue? Do you know her really well? Justy said she was a friend.”
    Sayuri Lastrium:“Yeah… we all know her, I mean she wasn’t the most sociable… kinda shy, she kept to herself, I thought she was pretty cute.”
    Calim Gorn:“Has anything strange like this ever happened around her before?”
    Sayuri Lastrium:“Nope.. it’s her first time getting kidnapped… I heard she was in really bad shape… is she gonna be okay?”
    Calim Gorn:“Yeah, Justy was able to rescue her, so I’m sure she’ll be fine.”
    Geralt:“We still need to go see her, but will tell her you asked about her.”
    Sayuri Lastrium:“I know she was a lot worse off than me…. I wish I could have helped her.”
    “But I’m not as good at being a hero as Justy is.”
    Calim Gorn:“You did your best. But try not to be so reckless from now on, you aren’t an Imbued like she is after all.”
    “That doesn’t mean you can’t still be a hero in your own way though.”
    Sayuri Lastrium:“That’s what she said.”
  • Calim Gorn chuckles
    Calim Gorn:All right guess we’ll let Sayuri rest and head out
    “Well, where to now, Captain Geralt?”
    (Can maybe switch to Alyssa for a bit)
    DM:Okay I’m gonna go to Alyssa right now while you decide to your next move
    Yeah… heh.
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    Geralt:“We should go speak with this Calli. She will have more information.”
  • Geralt will travel to see her while Alyssa investigates the docks
    Hachikomaru:I’ll go sniff around the farm as a whole to familiarize myself with the various scents, especially incase i should encounter them elsewhere, so wanted to make note of that
    including the sealed cave
    DM:Alright… Alyssa manages to walk around the docks area asking around. and using her charm and insight manages to find her way to someone that agrees to meet with her in the back room of a rather seedy bar called the Mermaids Tail…
    okay… you’d have to go to the sealed cave that’s a few miles from here.
    But you coudl go there beforehand….
    Anyway… as for Alyssa….
    Calim Gorn:Yeah might as well check out the scene of the crime
    DM:Herlock you here?
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    i already said i am here
    oh heh… I missed it up there… sorry.
    Alyssa Toress:scrol up :P
    DM:Alright… Alyssa (currently in disguise) is led off to a small backroom to do business with a thin Ronen man in a grey hat with a short brim.
    Man:“So I hear you’re looking to offload some artifacts from Yt…”
    Alyssa Toress:“yes and looking to avoid undue attention by…those who frown on such things”
    Man:“Yeah I understand.. though I am a bit curious who I’m doing business with…” "
    “Well I shouldn’t say doing business with, I mean this isn’t my thing… I just might know a friend of a friend.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i understand you need to be discreet to stay in business”
    “as well do i”
  • Man nods.
    Man:“Well don’t worry, discretion is my middle name.”
    Alyssa Toress:“an odd middle name”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:“we can get to assurances later for now lets settle the details”
    Man:“Whatever keeps the authorities looking the other way… not that too many peopel care really.. I mean, it’s not like the clans really need that stuff.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i have 16 crates about 2 meets long by 1 meter high and wide i need move through the port”
    meters* not meets
    Man:“Well I think that could be accomodated. You’ve arleady got a ship coming in?”
    Alyssa Toress:“if its possible to do this without arrousing inspections then i will wish to do business under terms we can both find agreeable”
    “no i did not think it wise to send a ship before caring for its unloading”
  • Man nods.
    Alyssa Toress:“what is the rate for such an endouver?”
    Man:“Well hypothetically if I was the kind of man who handled that sort of thing, or knew someone that did, the rate would be 100 gold pieces per crate.”
    “That’s what I’ve heard anyway.”
    Alyssa Toress:is that a lot of money T?
    can i afford that?
    DM:It’s a decent amount of money, but not really outlandish, it’s a pretty standard smuggling price heh.
    What’s your resources right now?
    Alyssa Toress:resources how
    or what
    DM:oh did you take the benefit (wealthy) advantage?
    Alyssa Toress:no
    was i supposed to
    DM:oh okay… I mean you’d have to get some money from your house to afford that.
    Well you don’t have to.
    Alyssa Toress:can i take it
    Calim Gorn:Call mom and ask for an advance on your allowance
    DM:it’s just without it it’s basicalyl ike your house pays for most stuff, which makes it tougher to stealthily make deals and such.. but you can get money from your mom basically
    Yeah I’d let you take it if you had some points (at least to a limit), like you can be up to a millionaire basically (think that’s like rank 3)
    Alyssa Toress:okay i will take 3 points
    DM:Do you have points to spend?
    Alyssa Toress:yes
    “i think i can agree to that”
    DM:Alright if you got 3 ranks you could manage that kind of payment.
    Alyssa Toress:“do i need to see your friend to arrange the final details?”
    Man:“Of course we do require payment in advance… If you get the money together we can work out a meeting between you and the man pulling the strings.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i will return here tomorrow with the money”
    i assume this city has banks
    Man:“Of course be careful… I’ve heard that Emerald Band is in town… Doubt they’ll be a problem, but who knows what they’re snooping around for. Don’t want to attract too mcuh suspicion.”
    DM:Yeah it’s got banks.
    Alyssa Toress:“i’ll be discreet”
    do these people still use precious metal coinage
    Man:“One of them is from Yt too…. heard he’s a real freak too… some people were saying he can turn into a giant white dog.”
    Alyssa Toress:am i really supposed to carry around 1600 gold coins
    havent they heard of paper money
    fiat currency my friend
    DM:heh… well you can just get a leter of credit.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:ok
    Geralt:what is the deal with people confusing me and hachi
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:or blending us
    DM:Well you both have whitish hair, and Yt has a lot of werewolves.
    So there’s a lot of confusion there heh.
    Since they probably hear something like “the white haired one can turn into a giant dog”
    Calim Gorn:Maybe you could give a joint interview with one of the local bards and make sure they all note the differences
    DM:And so they kinda assume it’s Geralt they’re talking about, since werewolves are pretty common among the lcans.
    Geralt:uum, no thanks
    DM:Makoro has a bit more refined an appearance with the samurai and such so they don’t assume it’s Sef that does that.
    Anmyway… Alyssa heads off to get her letter of credit.. as she’s walking out of the bar… she notices a few individuals playing a colorful card game called “Fuck the princess” which is apparently played using cards with nude drawings of the various princesses of Rahseld on them, of which the latest edition features Arielle and Alyssa extensively.
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    DM:It’s quite popular in Ronen, at least among the less refined people…
    Alyssa Toress:sigh
    i’m gonna keep walking
    Calim Gorn:Is there a set with Laventa on them? I guess she’s not technically a princess though…
    DM:They do have her on some cards… I mean every card generally has a different person.
    Calim Gorn:I gotta make sure I pick up a set then
    DM:Though the more popualr figures are on multiple cards.
    Hachikomaru:Fuck the king by Sandor Clegane, lemme know when that card game comes out
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Each set kinda has its own artists rendition of it of course…. some more crude sets even featuring the princesses in orgies or even engaging in beastiality or other truly disgraceful practices.
    It’s truly a coarse game which one migth expect seedy sailors and thugs to be playing.
    Calim Gorn:See, this is what happens when you allow the peasants to have freedom of speech
    DM:The cards are illegal in Rahseld and anyone having them is sentenced to the dungeons.
    Alyssa Toress:i’m gonna keep walking
    DM:Anyway… Il’l go back to the first group (we’ll alternate each scene… since I assume Alyssa is just gonig to get the money right and will meet back the next day?)
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    next day
    we dont need to rp me getting money do we
    fucking like the quest in witcher 3 where you go to a bank and have to wait in line
    DM:Alright Geralt, Hachi and Calim want to visit the scnee of the crime first? or going right to visit Calli?
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:its in the 2nd exapsnion
    Calim Gorn:Might as well visit the crime scene since we’re close by
    DM:lol.. well since it’s not Geralt doing it, we probably won’t do that…
    Geralt:the cave and villiage
    DM:If G was doing it I guess I would have to make him wait in line
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    Calim Gorn:Haha
    DM:But they’ll open a new line for a princess.
    Geralt:i guess i didn’t do that quest.. never had to wait in line at the bank
    DM:The cave isn’t there anymore, though there is an obvious place where the explosives blasted… collapsing part of a small hill. you can see where the cave migth have been.. there’s a bit of a depression in the ground there, but that’s about it… it was buried pretty thoroughly…
    Calim Gorn:Looks like the cave completely collapsed in? Or just the entrance?
    Geralt:my amulet pulsing?
    DM:You’re not really sure…. I mean originalyl according to Justy it was basicalyl liek a hole in the ground. Not realyl a cave entrance in the side.
    Nah the amulet isn’t pulsing with any detected monsters. I mean, I’m assuming in witcher fashion it’d only detecting living Earth Demons anyway.
    Calim Gorn:Heh well the way it’s statted it’s just yes/no for Nuumian
    Not “living Nuumian” or anything
    DM:Well he has a detect magic and a detect monster thing.
    I sorta assumed the monster variation would only detect lviing stuff. Since that’s the way it works in the game anyway, heh.
    Won’t trigger from corpses, which can be a good or bad thing depending.
    Alyssa Toress:yeah but its not the game
    Calim Gorn:lol well what matters is how he statted it
    Not how it works in the game
    Alyssa Toress:and the amulet doesnt actually detect monsters it just detects magic…. monsters are magic
    like in the games the amulet shouldnt detect like… a wolf since they arent magic
    DM:Yeah his won’t detect a wolf. I mean it’s M&M so you can kinda set the descriptors how you want. And I assumed at least that’d it be as accurate to the game as possible since that’s what G was going for heh. I mean it could be set to detect dead stuff of course that’d limit its utility in fights.
    Geralt:no, the it detects magic and monsters that are magical… in game it detects places of power and strong magic
    DM:since if you kill something itl’l still be vibrating constantly heh.
    Geralt:once killed though it is assumed the “magic” leaves with the spirit
    DM:Yeah. I mean I figured we’d have the amulet behave that way in game. Obviously can behave differently if you want. Either way works, it’s just I assumed before it was only alive stuff.
    Geralt:so what i’m looking for are traces of nuumian
    DM:Yeah. I mean, it doesn’t really detect minute traces very well. Like it’ll detect actual earth magic spells and such or high concentrations.. but there’s nothing really nearby that it’ll detect in lingering traces.
    Geralt:would have to be relatively strong though, like an item or a creature or a spell
    Calim Gorn:“Well, we don’t really have the equipment for excavation work… I suppose we could requisition some though.”
    Geralt:“I guess we can check out the viliage and see what people can tell us about the girl from their perspective.”
    DM:Calim can hear the voice of Darien Gorn in his head saying “And tehy called me mad for retrofitting a Shiadar to dig!!”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    “Yes, her home is supposed to be near here. We could talk to her family.”
  • Calim Gorn glances around the area for anything that might catch his eye
    DM:Give me an investigation check.
    Calim Gorn:lol nope
    Somebody else try
    Alyssa Toress:i’m not with you
    DM:Calim finds something that he thinks mgith have cracked the case, then realizes it’s just a pile of dog shit.
    Calim Gorn:“Hachi, ew.”
    Geralt:Investigation: [1d20+5}
    DM:Hachi must now make a will save to avoid eating it.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:You don’t turn up anything pertinent, do you want to go question the girls family? Or you going right to question Calli herself back in the city?
    Calim Gorn:Need Investigate check from Hachi
    Geralt:ask around town about the girl, find out about her behavior/habits
    Calim Gorn:lol geez
    DM:Hachi chases his tail.
    Geralt:we all suck ass
    Hachikomaru:yeah batman we are not
    Calim Gorn:Can Hachi pick up anything with his scent?
    DM:Alright if you’re just gonna ask around various people that’ll take some time, but Il’l give you each a persuasion cehck to ask around and get info from her neighbors and such
    Hachikomaru:we could try to excavate the hole for any clues, but not sure what else we can do here
    DM:Well he can smell that Sayuri and Justy were around here… not sure what else you’d want him to sniff out.
    Geralt:that is prec based?
    DM:Yeah prescence based.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah Presence
    Geralt:[Persuasion: [1d20+8]
    DM:Okay, so you want to interview the neighbors and use up some time doing that? It’ll prob be evening by the time you’re done with that.
    Calim Gorn:“I think we should talk to the girl first if her family isn’t around. I’d rather not waste too much time getting to her.”
    DM:Well Geralt is going around asking a bunch of people. he already made the roll heh… so I assumed that’s what’s going on.
    I will include asking the girl’s family and such in that, but he’s basically getting a detailed interview from a bunch of people.
    Geralt:i just saw the request for a roll
    Calim Gorn:Heh… Oh well, if we get there too late and she’s dead it’s his fault =P
    DM:heh okay.. you do a thorough investigation… Hachi interviews local dogs to much less effect than you talking to people.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:You manage to question several of her neighbors and her parents, and I’ll summarize the info you get…
    Basically you learn that Calli was a quiet girl, she liked to read, more of a shy stay-at-home type… she did apparently have a fascination for the culture of Makoro, and even learned to read the Tai language so she could read some of their books.
    She had a boyfriend taht you talked to, though as far as you can tell he just confirmed what the otehrs said about her. You didn’t get anyone reporting she was involved in anything particularly strange.
    Though you did hear that various peices of furniture were stolen from some farms in the area, matching what Justy described (or at least some of it) in the cave.
    the carpet, bed, dining room table, etc….
    Calim Gorn:Was there any evidence left at any of the places where stuff was stolen?
    DM:Hmm give me some investigation checks if you want to spend time investigating the scenes of the crime…
    Calim Gorn:lol, well we know how that went last time
    Do we want to spend the extra time?
    DM:I dunno, do you? :P
    Calim Gorn:Geralt is the leader =P
    Geralt:how fast did wedot he asking in town?
    with the rolls?
    DM:It’s about early evening right now.
    Geralt:we can always check out the other criome scenes later…
    lets check in on the gorl
    DM:You generally spent the day out here interviewing peopel and such.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’d like to question the girl first
    DM:Oh you also did hear there were a bunch of people asking questions before you… though you kinda assume that they were probably mostly bards trying to get a story…
    The earth demon scare did draw a lot of attention despite them trying to cover up most of it.. though it died down after it was concluded by most that it was probably a hoax.
    Calim Gorn:Nobody knows about the girl having mysterious powers or strange shit happening around her or anything?
    DM:You didn’t hear anything about that.
    Calim Gorn:k
    DM:Justy’s family is really the only interesting family in the area anyone seemed to talk about as far as strange powers.
    There was no accusations of witchcraft or anything.
    And her family had no real inclination for magic (that anyone knew about anyway)
    Calim Gorn:Okay let’s go talk to the girl I guess
    DM:Though some witnesses do mention seeing the soldiers Justy described as well.
    Calim Gorn:Anybody know anything about the soldiers?
    DM:Though they can’t reallly provide any more information about them… beyond that they apparently drove off towards the south, away from Saerlon when the captain and his guard force arrived.
    They had no markings, two vehicles and obviously worked hard to conceal thir identities.
    Calim Gorn:What’s to the south? Anything of note?
    DM:The river goes that way, into the mountains… along with some more farmland…
    I mean they could have a secret base down there, or it was possible tehy were just trying to dodge the authorities coming from the north.
    Apparently from what you gather btw they did originally come from the north.
    So they probably came from Saerlon.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, okay
    DM:You could head south if you like continuing to interview people trying to track their movements
    DM:See if you can pick up the trail and learn something about where they went, if they circled around back or what not.
    Calim Gorn:Might do that later
    Geralt:the girl.. stop trying to siderail us
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:hey I’m not trying to do anything you asked :P
    Alright you guys start heading back to Saerlon.. meanwhile.. with Alyssa…
    She gets back to the inn, (it’s not the next day yet…) but it seems the bard left a message to interview her and is waiting… assuming she wants to do the interview or she can try to dodge him…
    Alyssa Toress:nah i’l do the interview
    DM:The bard opens it up with a few easy questons which I’ll fast forward past, just about your life in the palace.. but does ask a few tougher ones which I wll RP out…
    Bard:“Most people in Ronen consider you and Calim to be the perfect couple. Can you share anything about your relationship?”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:“well he doesnt sleep much as part of being imbued and sometimes he wakes me up at night while he is reading book or eating a sandwhich or something and thats the one thing i would really say is keeping us from being perfect”
    DM:Well Alyssa and Calim are both super attractive so of course they’re a popular couple heh.
    Alyssa Toress:“its hard to be perfect and we all have our faults”
    Calim Gorn:Calim doesn’t have to eat so he wouldn’t wake you up with the sandwhich =P
    Alyssa Toress:you might eat for fun
    Calim Gorn:Yeah true I guess
    Alyssa Toress:yiou dont have to
    DM:heh yeah he can eat. He jsut doesn’t have to.
    Alyssa Toress:but you can eat right
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    Alyssa Toress:see
    Calim Gorn:Mostly when he eats it’s out of curiosity
    Alyssa Toress:maybe you are like oh shit this sandy taste amazing
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:so he’s never shit before either
    Guyz whats happening! after eating
    Alyssa Toress:sef please
    Hachikomaru:will he need a caesarian?
    maybe he has the eat food merit like in vampire
    just trying to help the press!
    inquiring minds want to know!
    Bard:"So that’s his only fault? "
    Alyssa Toress:“well i dont know if i care for his fashion sense”
    “men dont have the same understanding of fashion that a lady does”
    Bard:“That is very true… and the Gorn fashion sense is a bit utilitarian compared to the beauty of the Toress style.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yes you understand perfectly”
    Calim Gorn:(It covers what needs to be covered, what else do you need)
    Alyssa Toress:(look i am trying to give some fluff answers okay)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Bard:“So is Calim the only man you need, or are there others, the Toress do have a reputation for having other male lovers..”
    Alyssa Toress:“toress do have a reptuation i understand but i’m my own woman”
  • Bard nods.
    DM:I’ll give you a persuasion check here as well.
    You manage to charm him with your general presence to the point he seems to be willing to take your vague answers without really pressing for more detaisl, and instead asking mroe softball quesitons.
    Alyssa Toress:great
    DM:Fortunately the people seem clueless about Calim and Laventa’s involvement… and you manage to get through the interview without any furtther issues (unless there’s something speicfic you wnated to mention/bring up)
    Calim Gorn:She’s clueless about it too lol
    Alyssa Toress:nope
    DM:Okay… we’ll go back to the other group as they get to the secure structure Justy has Calli secured in… It’s a guild of Swords facilit with strong guard that only lets you because tehy apparently recieved word from Justy.
    You get into a small room where the girl, a seemingly normal brown-haired girl… ios laying on a bed. she’s definiteyl worse off than Sayuri, and rather weak. They’e apparently given her a few books to well… one of them Hachi notices is written in the Tai language… it’s an anient Makoro tale about the Great dragons.
    Calli seems a bit worried as you walk in, not sure who you are…
    Hachikomaru:im gonna go heat up some more grub, afk
    Calim Gorn:“Hi Calli, we’d like to ask you a few questions if you don’t mind. We’ve been asked to find out about what happened to you.”
  • Callinica Niceavarius slowly nods.
    Callinica Niceavarius:“Who are you?”
    Calim Gorn:“My name is Calim Gorn, and this is Geralt and Hachikomaru. We’re Imbued from Aylanae. You’ve heard of it?”
  • Calim Gorn does his best to be friendly and disarming, so as not to indimidate the girl
    Callinica Niceavarius:“Aylanae? Yeah…”
  • Callinica Niceavarius looks surprised at the question a bit… everyone in the empire knows about Imbued….
    Calim Gorn:“Do you mind telling us about what happened to you?”
    “There are a lot of rumors going around. We want to hear about it in your words.”
    Callinica Niceavarius:“I can’t remember all that clearly.. but… I was kidnapped.”
    “I was just heading home from school and then soemthing grabbed me…. I couldn’t scream… it held my mouth shut.. and it took me down into this cave…”
    “Then it wouldn’t let me leave…”
    Calim Gorn:“Did you see what grabbed you?”
    Callinica Niceavarius:“It was kind of like a person, but made of rock… with these dead black eyes… like the night sky.”
    Calim Gorn:“Did it say anything to you while it had you in the cave?”
    Callinica Niceavarius:“Yeah it said a lot of things, but I couldn’t understand.”
    Calim Gorn:“Was there just one? Or did any others show up?”
  • Hachikomaru paces around the room, taking in the smells, while Calim interviews the girl.
    Callinica Niceavarius:"There were two of them there msot of the time, but a third one…. that looked a little different…. came up from the ground one time and talked to the others…. "
    “It just pased through the ground like it wasn’t there.”
    Calim Gorn:“Have you ever seen creatures like that before?”
    Geralt:“Hmm, now that is something interesting.”
  • Hachikomaru seems intrigued.
  • Callinica Niceavarius shakes her head.
    Callinica Niceavarius:“They’re earth demons right?”
    Calim Gorn:“We don’t know for certain… Did they injure you at any point? Or do anything hostile towards you?”
    Callinica Niceavarius:“They wouldn’t let me leave…. but they didn’t really hurt me, they just grabbed me and pushed me back… then when Sayuri came to help me…. the one hurt her…”
    “The people here tell me she’sokay though…”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Callinica Niceavarius:“I heard her cry out in pain, I thought the demon was going to kill her.”
    Calim Gorn:“We saw her earlier. She’s still recovering from her injuries, but she’ll be fine with time.”
    “Can you think of any reason why the creatures would kidnap you?”
    Geralt:“In fact she asked about you, wanted to make sure you were ok.”
  • Callinica Niceavarius shakes her head in response to Calim.
    Callinica Niceavarius:“I was hoping you’d know…”
    Calim Gorn:“Well, I had some ideas, but it doesn’t seem like any of them are panning out… You’re sure there’s nothing special about you that they might be attracted to?”
  • Callinica Niceavarius shakes her head.
    DM:As far as Geralt’s insight can tell him, she seems to be telling the truth… as she sees it anyway.
    Hachikomaru:“Have you had any strange dreams?”
  • Hachikomaru says turning to face the girl.
    Callinica Niceavarius:“I had one dream where my house was filling up with water and I was trying to get out….”
    “there was some kind of monster in there with me…”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm…”
    Hachikomaru:“Was this before or after your encounter?”
    Callinica Niceavarius:“Before…”
    Calim Gorn:“I’ve heard you’ve read lots of books. Have you ever read anything about the different types of magic?”
    Callinica Niceavarius:“Yeah. I’ve read a lot about magic… though I don’t have any actual books that tell how to do it.”
    Hachikomaru:“What were you studying in school prior to your encounter with the creatures?”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, I see… So you’ve never tried any spells or anything?”
    Callinica Niceavarius:“Well I tried before, but I don’t think it was real magic…”
    Calim Gorn:“What did you try?”
    Callinica Niceavarius:“Studying in school? Some history and math.. the usual stuff I guess…”
    (to Calim) “It was one of the cheap magic books…. the mass produced ones…. 100 easy spells to improve everyday living. It was suppsoed to be a hair-drying spell.”
  • Calim Gorn chuckles
    Calim Gorn:“I see… Did it work?”
  • Callinica Niceavarius shakes her head.
    Calim Gorn:“When did you try that spell?”
    Callinica Niceavarius:“I don’t know.. maybe a year ago….”
    “You think that’s the reason?”
    Calim Gorn:“Well, I don’t know… It sounds pretty unlikely, doesn’t it? But this is a really strange case, so we have to look at every little detail.”
    “Do you still have that book?”
    Callinica Niceavarius:“Yeah probably… it’s in my room somewhere… I had a lot of books.”
    “My parents always said one day I’d build my own library.”
  • Calim Gorn smiles, “That sounds like an admirable goal.”
    Calim Gorn:“Do you remember anything about the men who came while you were in the cave?”
    Callinica Niceavarius:“There was one dressed in black…. he had this spear…. and…”
    DM:You can tell the memory is rather traumatic for her…
    Calim Gorn:“That’s okay, you don’t have to say anymore, I’m sorry for bringing it up.”
  • Calim Gorn pats her hand comfortingly
  • Calim Gorn glances up at Geralt and Hachi, “Either of you have any questions for her?”
    Geralt:“Sounds like you have covered it all.”
  • Hachikomaru shakes his head, as perplexed as the others
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Calim Gorn:“Thank you for speaking to us, Calli. We really appreciate it. We’ll let you get some rest now, hope you feel better soon.”
  • Callinica Niceavarius nods.
    Callinica Niceavarius:“You think it was really earth demons? Or was it just fake like everyone says?”
    Calim Gorn:“We can’t really say for sure, none of us have actually encountered Earth Demons before…”
    “But it definitely sounds like a strange case.”
  • Hachikomaru flips through the book on the great dragons, before he leaves.
    Hachikomaru:“I heard you were interested in Mokoro.”
    “Anything specific that you’re interested in?”
    DM:It’s one of the mass production of copies of an original Makoro book… the reproduction quality is good though, probably done by Di crystal…. and it’s written in the original Tai language still unlike most it wasn’t translated. It has many old stories about the Great Dragons, including the original pact with the first Saidai Shogun.
    Callinica Niceavarius:“All the magical creatures there…. we don’t have anything like that here.. do they really exist?”
    Hachikomaru:“Some of them.”
  • Calim Gorn smirks a little, “I hear most of them can take on human form… You could be talking to one and not even realize it.”
    Callinica Niceavarius:“I like the stories about the kitsune.”
    Hachikomaru:“The Kitsune are real.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, we actually met one… Rather mischievous.”
    Callinica Niceavarius:“Really?”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Calim Gorn:“She was trying to help some fairy people… Yousei? That’s the name right?”
  • Hachikomaru nods.
    Callinica Niceavarius:“Oooo I love the Yousei too! I want to meet one one day.”
    Calim Gorn:“They were being terrorized by a huge monster called an oni, so we helped them by getting rid of it.”
    Hachikomaru:“From what I understand Rahseld also held many magical creatures before.”
    “What happened to them all?”
  • Hachikomaru says looking to Calim.
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, I don’t know… I suppose they were slain or went into hiding.”
    Hachikomaru:“I see.”
    Calim Gorn:“Rather unfortunate.”
    Hachikomaru:“Well…..we should go. You should rest. Practice your tai, if you want to read this book.”
    Callinica Niceavarius:“I can read it already.”
    Hachikomaru:“I see.”
    Callinica Niceavarius:“I read a lot of books on Makoro… most of the good ones havent’ been translated, so I taught myself how to read Tai.”
    Calim Gorn:“That’s impressive. Do you know any other languages?”
    Hachikomaru:“Perhaps you can visit Oramu one day then. The Makenki gozoku’s patron is the kitsune.”
    “You may get lucky and stumble across one.”
    Callinica Niceavarius:“I know Awen and Honath too…. I tried to learn Echant, but taht’s really hard.”
    “I’d liek to visit Makoro one day.”
    Calim Gorn:(Does Insight ping any? Like maybe she knows Vorr too and isn’t saying?)
    DM:Your insight doesn’t think she’s lying… as far as you know anyway.
    Calim Gorn:“Once you get better perhaps Hachikomaru can show you around.”
    “I hear he has a nice castle there.”
  • Callinica Niceavarius nods.
    DM:okay you gonna ask her anything else or you gonna head back to the inn?
    Geralt:back to the inn
    Calim Gorn:Yeah back to the inn
    DM:You’re basck to your rooms for about a half hour or so…getting ready to go to sleep when something happens…
    There’s a knock on Alyssa and Calim’s door….
    Calim Gorn:Oh goody
  • Calim Gorn looks through the peephole
    DM:You see Captain Halataro standing outside.
    Alyssa Toress:great
  • Calim Gorn opens the door
    Calim Gorn:“Captain.”
    Asteric Halataro:“There’s been an incident you may want to know about…”
    Alyssa Toress:“oh?”
    Calim Gorn:“What sort of incident?”
    Alyssa Toress:he comes to us not geralt
    Calim Gorn:lol of course
    Geralt:not unexpected
    Asteric Halataro:“There’s been a guild report from Ealia to the west… apparently the seismic sensors have been showing something… could be more Earth Demon activity.”
    “Or another hoax in progress.”
    “My guess is on the latter…. but it’ll give you an opporunity to capture whoever is responsible.”
    Alyssa Toress:“how long ago was it detected?”
    Asteric Halataro:“Two hours ago…. Unforutnately it took a whiel before onee of my contacts let me know.. I’m not exactly top of the chain when it comes to learning things from other areas, but I did have people from Ealia inquiring about what happened here.”
    Alyssa Toress:“thank you captain”
    “no sleep tonight love”
    “well not any night for you”
    Calim Gorn:“That’s just a normal night for me.”
  • Calim Gorn smiles
    Alyssa Toress:“lets get the others”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Calim Gorn:I’ll go get the others while Alyssa gets dressed
    DM:heh okay.
    Alright I assume th rest of the team assemblesa nd you’re gonna head off toward Ealia? Or you waiting until morning?
    Alyssa Toress:nah man
    Calim Gorn:Might as well head out now
    Alyssa Toress:strike while the iron is hot
    we can fire a taxi
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:hire
    DM:heh okay, you can get an airship potentialyl to hea dthere I mean it’s pretty far away.
    Geralt:yeah, go now
    DM:you could also take the windrider (the train)
    Alyssa Toress:great
    nah lets get an airship
    put it on calims bill
    Calim Gorn:Whatever is fastest
    DM:airship is faster.
    Calim Gorn:Hopefully it’s faster than Speed 3 otherwise I can get there faster just by running
    DM:lol an airship is speed 7.
    Calim Gorn:Hm, I don’t want to run across the desert anyway
    DM:It takes you roughly a couple hours to get there….
    Alyssa Toress:my teleport is speed 4
    or distance 4
    Calim Gorn:I thought you couldn’t teleport lol
    Alyssa Toress:no i could
    i forgot
    i teleported the night of our wedding remember
    to go meet with sythe
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah
    DM:Ealia is a midsized town along the windrider track between Saerlon and Norst.
    It’s still night when the airship touches down at their docks… The town seems to be more or less okay for now… it’s not on fire or anything yet. what did you want to do?
    Calim Gorn:Find the local guard captain or whoever and ask about the seismic readings
    DM:Okay you head over to the local Freeland Securities off and ask them…
    Their captain is a middle aged woman with long brown hair
    Alyssa Toress:“greetings captain we are here about reports of seismic readings”
    Guard Captain:“I had the sensors put in as a precaution… but they’re picking something up surprisingly enough…”
    Calim Gorn:“Can you tell the location of the signal?”
    Guard Captain:“It’s to the south of the city… maybe about 25 miles or so… whatever it is, it’s strong… they say it’s almost like a minor earthquake…”
    Alyssa Toress:“okay lets get a car(i forget what they are called lightning cars or something?) and head for it”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Guard Captain:“You with the others I assume?”
    Calim Gorn:“Others?”
    Geralt:we should all be there
    Calim Gorn:(Heh, think he’s referring to the MiBs)
    Guard Captain:“I’ve got reports of some group heading down tehre already….”
    what tab said
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, I suspected that might be possible. Thank you.”
    “Come on, let’s go.”
    Geralt:“Probably that same crew from the pit.”
    DM:Okay you commandeer a whirlwind wagon and start driving down there… Following the directions you got.
    This area is far less populated… seemingly an empty forested area…. causing you to have to disacard your vehicle as you near the target zone….
    You maek your way through the forest…. coming to an area where some of the treets are tilted away from waht looks like a newly formed hole, 20 feet in diamter…. that was formed in the midst of the forest ground….
    You going to approach it?
    Calim Gorn:“Geralt, picking up anything?”
    DM:well he’s not close enough to pick stuff up this is at a good distance still
    like 200 feet or so
    Alyssa Toress:yeah lets approach
  • Calim Gorn glances around the area, looking for any signs of the black ops squad or anything else
    Geralt:“No, nothing yet. Probably too far away.”
    DM:You don’t see any apparent signs… though like you, the y’d probably have to discard their vehicles….
    Calim Gorn:“Keep an eye out.”
    DM:You could check for tracks, but remember it’s night… so you’d kinda have to do a circling sweep to se if there’s any footprints.
    Calim Gorn:“Remember what the Sunlord said… No heroics, observation only.”
    Heh well I got Darkvision
  • Hachikomaru keeps his nose peeled.
    Calim Gorn:So I should be able to see well enough
    Geralt:“We do need solid confirmation of earth demons though.”
    DM:Is Geralt’s medallion going to be in monster finding mode ro magic finding mode btw?
    Hachikomaru:hopefully we’re down wind of em as well
    Geralt:it is both
    DM:Isn’t it an alt effect though?
    Geralt:didn’t know had to swich it
    DM:I think it’s an alt effect so you’d have tos wtich it
    Calim Gorn:Heh not if he statted it up to be both at full cost
    DM:lemme check
    Geralt:Wolf’s Head Medallion (removable, mana-based, Feature: Monster’s can’t touch it) ø Sense Monsters – Extra Sense 3 (Senses: Mana-based monsters, Magical Sense, Ranged, Radial, Limited 2: Only yes/no detection), Extra Sense 3 (Senses: Earth Demons, Magical Sense, Ranged, Radial, Limited 2: Only yes/no detection), Extra Sense 3 (Senses: Aquum based creature, Magical Sense, Ranged, Radial, Limited 2: Only yes/no detection) * 3 pts. ø Sense Magic – Extra Sense 3 (Senses: Mana magic, Magical Sense, Ranged, Radial, Limited 2: Only yes/no detection), Extra Sense 3 (Senses:Nuumian magic, Magical Sense, Ranged, Radial, Limited 2: Only yes/no detection), Extra Sense 3 (Senses: Aquum magic, Magical Sense, Ranged, Radial, Limited 2: Only yes/no detection) * 3 pts."
    it is not an array if tat what you mean
    i paid full points
    DM:oh okay.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah looks like each thing is statted up separate so it should be able to do it all
    DM:Yeah can do it all then
    I thought originally iw as an array, that may have changed heh.
    Geralt:just the signs are array
    DM:Anyway…. the medallion starts to vibrate as you approach the hole… and I’ll give you a monster lore check and druidic magic check.
    As Geralt gets closer to the hole he can see it’s a long shaft going downwards…. the edges of it are rather smooth, and at least from his knowledge of earth demons, this looks like ti very well coudl be the product of thier magic…
    Geralt:“Look slike an earth demon hole from my studies.”
    “Should we enter or wait?”
  • Calim Gorn frowns…
    Calim Gorn:(Heh, I got Leaping 3 so I can hopefully at least jump out, lol)
    DM:It’d be a difficult climb, being mostly vertical, it’s possible if you were strong enough or had some kind of climbing spikes to stick in you could do it.. but flight would defintieyl be more reliable…
    Well it goes down about 60 feet it looks like….
    If you can leap up 60 then you coudl jump out heh.
    Calim Gorn:Leaping 3 is 60 ft
    Alyssa Toress:i can fly do you want me to go in
    DM:I thought leaping is like rank -1 or rank -2 as far as actual distance.
    Alyssa Toress:i can also teleport
    Calim Gorn:Yeah it’s Rank -2
    Rank 3 is 250 ft
    Rank 1 is 60 ft
    DM:oh okay.
    Calim Gorn:Those would be the Speed ranks
    Geralt:“I think this is where heroism draws the line.”
    Calim Gorn:So Leaping would be 60 ft at Rank 3
    DM:yeah you’re barely able to reach near the top prob be an athletics check to grab the edge and pull yousrelf up since it’s close.
    But yeah it’s doable for you
    Geralt:“It will be hard to confirm though.”
    DM:Also Hachi’s scent can pick up the scent of humans….
    He thinks someone else entered this place already…
    Calim Gorn:“We should at least confirm the situation.”
    Hachikomaru:“I mean humans.”
    “I can smell them.”
    “I think someone has beaten us here.” he whispers
    Calim Gorn:“Likely that same group from Saerlon…”
  • Hachikomaru nods.
    Geralt:“Damn they’re fast.”
    Calim Gorn:“They may have divisions in each city.”
    Geralt:“Ok, you all ready?”
    Hachikomaru:“Commander? What’s the plan.”
  • Hachikomaru nods.
    Calim Gorn:“Ready when you are… But you’re the leader.”
    DM:Well remember it took you a couple hours to get there by airship.
    Geralt:“Alyssa, can you teleport others or just yourself?”
    Alyssa Toress:“myself”
    Calim Gorn:“I hear magic doesn’t work so well underground though.”
    Geralt:“Anyone have rope?”
    Calim Gorn:“Not Aela magic, anyway.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i can fly”
    Calim Gorn:“I have Boots of Rising… Though those probably won’t get you all the way out of a hole this deep.”
    Geralt:“Ok, down we go then. Recon only, remember.”
    DM:Well Aela magic can work, it’s just tough to teleport through a lot of earth. Though Aela magic works so long as there’s an airsupply really.
    Of course it could be bad if they cave in the tunnel behind you…
    and cut off your access to fresh air.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I mean Calim isn’t a magic expert heh
    He’s just heard it doesn’t work well underground
    Calim Gorn:Or that there are complications or whatever
    He’d know like the bare basics since Laventa is a magic user I figure, but like he hasn’t studied it since he has no talent for Aela magic
    Alyssa Toress:so as long as no one collapses the cave on us were fine
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    DM:okay you’re all going down there?
    Calim Gorn:Might as well
    Geralt:think so
    DM:You head dwon the 60 feet… and find there’s one tunnel (also shaped by magic).. leading out.. it slopes down at a roughly 30 degree angel downwards, making footing somewhat difficult…
    Alyssa Toress:yes?
    can i fly down the tunnel
    DM:Yeah you can fly down it.
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    DM:Did you want to fly down it ahead of the others?
    Alyssa Toress:no
    i am going to stay with them
    Alyssa Toress:but just so i dont have to keep my footing
  • Calim Gorn glides down into the hole with his Skystrike Cloak
    DM:About 30 feet down the tunnel are 4 soldiers, with their faces covered by helmets,d ressed in magitech gear with no insignias or anything identifying who they mgiht be… each carrying a penetator rifle… they look surprised to see you…
    What do you want to do?
    Hachikomaru:wait for orders :-p
    DM:The tunnle continues past them downward some distance…
    Hachikomaru:you mean, what does G want to tell us to do :-p
    Calim Gorn:lol
    “Nice night for a walk, eh gentlemen?”
    DM:I dunno you can act on your own. Depends on if you’re a good dog or not.
    or if you’re the kind that keeps chewing through his leash.
    The soldier speaks into his helmet communicator you guess….
    Soldier:“We’ve got company… four imbued….”
    DM:The soldiers are at ready but not attacking just yet… but clearly a bit shocked you arrived.
    Alyssa Toress:“hello is there an officer here we can speak to?”
    DM:Though with extended hearing I’ll give a chance to hear back what the response is in the communicator.
    Geralt:“Who is in command here?”
    Soldier:“You really shouldn’t be here…. there’s an expirement being conducted here…”
    Calim Gorn:“Experiment?”
    DM:Hachi and Geralt can hear thorugh the helmet communciator…
    Geralt:“We are here with the authrity of the Imperium? By what authority are you here?”
    Commander:“Damn….tell them anything so they get out of here…. we’re almost done planting the charges.”
    DM:Only Geralt and Hachi heard that.
  • Hachikomaru gives a glance to Geralt, but says nothing.
    Soldier:“There’s no time to explain…. you need to get out of here for your own safety.”
    Geralt:“I suggest you move or you will worry about more than charges.”
  • Calim Gorn raises an eyebrow
    Calim Gorn:“Heh, planning to collapse this one too eh?”
    DM:The soldiers look at each other…. as Geralt and Hachi both hear a yell come from the helmet comms….
    Commander:“It’s a TRAP! We need help!”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Geralt:like a painful yell? like earth demons tearing up whoever on the other end?
    DM:and all of a sudden a stony arm reaches and grabs one of the soldiers phasing through the wall… and slamming him into the dirt wall….
    Calim Gorn:Oh shi-
    Alyssa Toress:that sounds like earth demons
    DM:At this point we’re gonnna go into intiiative, but this is a good cliffhanger to stop at…
    Calim Gorn:Aw man
    Alyssa Toress:“everyone out of the tunnel”
    Geralt:oh come on
    Alyssa Toress:“NO HEROICS
    fuck you
    we are gonna keep playing
    its only 1 am!
    Geralt:“Activity confirmed. Pull back!”
    Calim Gorn:“Yeahhhhh… I’m out.”
    DM:hehe well I didn’t really want to start a full battle at this point since it’s pretty late.
    so figure we can do that next time.
    Alyssa Toress:man
    Calim Gorn:lol we ain’t fighting this shit
    We’re running
    Narrate the running
    Alyssa Toress:yeah we arent fighting
    our orders werent to fight
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    Alyssa Toress:our orders were confirm the sightings
    Calim Gorn:And it sounds like these guys brought it on themselves
    So fuck ‘em
    Geralt:for sure
    DM:well running may not be quite as easy as in the brochure…
    Alyssa Toress:man
    Geralt:we just have to run faster than them ;)
    Alyssa Toress:we can play another 3-4 hours easy man :P
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    I can run pretty fast
    Geralt:the black ops sqaud that is
    Calim Gorn:Haha
    Calim Gorn:Come on man, we’re all good to go
    DM:heh well I’m kinda tired myself, and I figure this may go on for a bit… depending on waht happens.
    Calim Gorn:Bah
    DM:So prolly best to wait till next week.
    Alyssa Toress:okay i am gonna go play video games
    DM:Just as a clue the 60 ft shaft you descended originally might not be remaining entirely stable… :P
    Calim Gorn:Oh great
    Alyssa Toress:look on the brightside if we all die we can play pathfinder again
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:well luckily my beast mode has burrowing
    but we may suffocate before then
    Calim Gorn:I knew I should have taken immunity to the need for breathing
    DM:Well it s a narrow tunnel so event urning to dog form could be difficult.
    It doesn’t have a giant ceiling wher you’re at now.. heh.
    Hachikomaru:fair enough
    DM:But we can worry about that next time.
    Like I said, it’s gonanb e a bit of a complicated encounter
    I will give each of you a hero point for what you did this session
    you’re gonna need it probably.
    Alyssa Toress gains a hero point. , Hachikomaru gains a hero point. , Geralt gains a hero point. , Calim Gorn gains a hero point.
    Anywa ygonan shut this down.
Session Log 14

Tabris:Sef says he’s gonna be late but he’ll be here
Messaged G and Herlock too, G responded, nothing from Herlock yet
Hey G
Garrion:howdy all
Tabris:Now just need Herlock, dunno where he went off to
Probably asleep or something knowing him
Garrion:ok, deleting “young” token
Hachikomaru:prolly playing pc games or something
Tabris:Heh yeah
DM:Well whatever we can start at 8 regardles if he’s here or not
Tabris:Sounds good
G you didn’t miss much last time
DM:If you could update your tokens by copy pasting your char sheet into the notes section from the output section of the char sheet
Tabris:Basically they decided to graduate us a year early and send us off to fight the Earth Demons
DM:that maeks it easier to reference stuff in game.
Geralt:just did
DM:Well technically not so much figth the earth demons as pick up the slack for the other stuff while the more powerful imbued are fighting.
Tabris:Oh, heh
DM:So you’re more maintaining the homefront for the most part and doing the “safer” imbued duties.
Plus with Alyssa in your group, there’s a pretty strong pressure in keeping you guys in somehwat safe areas.
Geralt:stat manager updated
Tabris:Do we get Hero Points for graduating? lol
Geralt:oh yeah, since i switched tokens my HP didnt carry over
i think i had 1 or 2
DM:heh yeah since you deleted the old one not sure what the other one had.
I’ll give ya 1. not sure where it should be, think you had at least 1.
Geralt gains a hero point.
Geralt:yeah, unless we got some others
Hachikomaru:im using my PL6 shit till i make it back to mokoro, and get ye ole swords, then I’ll officially update him, tho to be honest, theres a few things that need to be tweaked pt wise, and i dont wanna turn it in to get bitched out when i send you another right after har, so yeah I’ll embrace teh gimp for a session, whatever
i thought it was well enough to turn it, but i noticed a few things that are pretty messed up, plus i gotta still update his alt form sheet as well, so i want to turn all that shit in and be done with it at one time
DM:Hachi can be assumed to have been afflicted by some kind of yokai fleas to explain his weakened state :P
Hachikomaru:well there is a yokai flea actually
tho you said were gonna hold down the home front so i didnt expect id need PL8 earth demon reking powers at royal court
tho perhaps they seized the thronehold, that would be an interesting turn of events
Tabris:You never know…
Hachikomaru:rabble rabble i mean rubble rubble
DM:heh… well I mean you will be getting some assignments just not like front line combat in the midst of the war
Tabris:Yeah you probably wanna be PL8 to deal with rogue Daelan Imbued or some shit
DM:I meanyou did get activated to do active stuff, so it isn’t exactly like sitting on your ass.
Hachikomaru:pl 6 or pl 8
all i need are nat 20s!
well I suppose that couldn’t hurt.
Hachikomaru:well actually its not the combat prowess
its i need to shave some pts, so he has some skills etc
which i figure would be more important atm, so i wanted to fix it, instead of running around like hodor tonight
DM:well you are a dog, nobody expects you to be the thinker of the group :P
You only need to learn simple commands and maybe some tricks.
Hachikomaru:how do i copy the shit out of the sheet?
DM:And not do that thing where you drag your ass on the carpet.
Geralt:lol, main thing is to be house trained
Hachikomaru:your excell sheets how do i copy/paste the whole shit
Geralt:drag selection
Tabris:Go to the output tab and just highlight it all and ctrl+c
DM:Go to the output section and just select that. Just drag down and select the boxes, then just copy past.
Hachikomaru:just highlight all the cells?
DM:ctrl-c and then ctrl-v Into the MT note box.
Geralt:then ctrl-c to copy
DM:Yeah just gives an easily referencable text copy during play.
(assuming you did the style tabs on your sheet correctly)
Hachikomaru:yes you checked over it all before
youre the one who did it
so if its wrong, blame yourself :-p
its updated
DM:Clearly if there’s any problems it’s cause the dog ate my homework!
Hachikomaru:yeah something like that
i had a NDE
not a near death experience, but a no deck experience
luckily i didnt croak in the process of it breaking
anyways proceed
DM:Alrighht since that stuff is over with, lets get started.
Tabris:Ready when you are
DM:After the announcement of Emerald Band’s early activation… there’s been an air of nervousness around the whole barracks. Such a thing has yet to happen in the history of the empire… so clearly this war is different from the numerous others the empire has been involved in.

  • Geralt sharpens his swords
  • Tabris has been taking on an increasingly worried air as of late, wondering just how bad the war is…
    DM:The announcement was met with anxiety by many of your band, even the normally light-hearted Anise seems to be without many words to say and filled with fear.
  • Calim Gorn has been taking on an increasingly worried air as of late, wondering just how bad the war is…
    DM:Viniira on the other hand seems almost eager to join the war and stand in defense of Yt and its people.
  • Hachikomaru sits on the floor in Mokoro fashion, perhaps dog napping, or meditating.
    DM:Masaru manages to keep his spirits up, though it’s pretty clear he’s never seen the full extent of what war can be, still bearing romantic notions of victories to be had.
    Calim Gorn:Do I know what Laventa has been doing during this time?
    DM:Your graduation ceremony was a short affair, mostly just with the swearing of the oath of fealty by all and a very brief bit of celebration.
    Laventa as far as what you’ve heard has been assigned on secondary support with Gorn forces protecting the Hydra Clan’s lands. Fortuanteyl away from the front lines for now… but still in potenial danger should that land get attacked.
    Calim Gorn:Hm
    Geralt:have there been any new attacks since the first 2?
    DM:There have been minor skirmishes here and there, but nothing too large. Though more and more stories pop up about Tinigath agents called “The Fallen” by the Empire, which are generally the equivalent of Earth-Imbued. Part mana, part Nuumian.
    Geralt:have we always just had 3 PCs? guess i never noticed due to all the NPCs
    DM:Reports have come in of Fallen trying to pick off lone Imbued in various areas in Yt… launching sabotage attacks on airships and similar events.
    nah we had 4 PCs, herlock just isn’t here.
    Though from what you hear, the empire is planning a major offensive, with the Guild of Swords leading the forefront, and the rest of the empire striking on different prongs of attack. Makoro striking in its own unified assault (as Oshiro prefered to strike with preciison only possible by the samurai)
    And Rahseld and Ronen joining together along wtih the clans on a major frontal assault. Also throughout are rumors of factions in the clans themselves who have turned to the Earth Demons, traitors from within.
    Hachikomaru:i wonder if the fallen have a ship like the Ygdrasil from xenogears tab
    or maybe they just have submerging castles
    of course they listen to rock and roll…..
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:If they had a ship, certainly it’d be named the Rock and Roll Express.
    Calim Gorn:What do we know about Lastar and such in general?
    Hachikomaru:the fallen? —>
    Geralt:((just so i get the theme.. are the earth demons something on par with drow… you know an ancient normally unseen creature but universally distrusted?))
    DM:All of emerald band has been scheduled to meet with Sunlord Varaldia Shininghope, second in comamnd of the Order of Mithral, the militarnt branch of the templar and tasked with maintaining defense of the empire.
    Calim Gorn:Sorta, but they’re like made of stone or dirt or whatnot
    Kinda like Earth Elementals I guess
    Geralt:yeah, i meant more in concept, not physically
    Hachikomaru:no one knows really
    its a big mystery
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    Hachikomaru:theyre boogie men
    Calim Gorn:They’re kinda like those things from Gears of War, they live way underground and for some reason they’ve suddenly started emerging in Yt
    Geralt:just wondering about the “lore” and history behind them.. not sure if it is on the site
    DM:Yeah, the best way to describe the earth demons in D&D terms would be earth elemetnal creatures. As far as their basic temperment, they’re historical enemies of the Empire, at leasst according to the templar.
    Hachikomaru:i just hope they havent plundered my bone stash
    DM:I will grant you a check in expertise (Yt), expertise (Druidic) or expertise (History) to know more.
    Hachikomaru:keep em underground for security
    DM:Or some other expertise you may think might apply.
    Hachikomaru:you’ll have to have T explain it to you, since i dont think we really know jack cept theyre mythical boogie men
    or us pleebs dont know anyways
    Calim Gorn:
    DM:You do know that in druidic history they worshipped the Earth Demons as “earth spirits” originally part of the druidic faith. In fact the clans of Tinigath still do worship the Earth Demons, though the alliance with the empire has led most of the Yt druidic faith to declare the Earth Demons, at least the ones attacking the empire, as the equivalent of rabid dogs, spirits gone mad that must be taken down.
    Geralt:ok, so they diferentiate good vs bad earth demons
    got it
    DM:Yeah the druids do, the templar and most of the rest of the empire considers them all evil.
    Basically in historical records the elves had wars with them back before the city of Aylanae was buried. So the Earth Demons were generally looked at as the “enemy of air (Aela)”
    In fact with the dealings that the clans have had with them in Yt, their message seems to be essentially “turn against the empire or we will destroy you” which implies that at least on face value their hostility is with the empirre of Aylanae (and it’s Aela charged imbued) rather than with all humans.
    Earth Demons are known to wield weapons of Blightsteel, which is suppsoedly harder and heavier than any known metal, and has been said on occasion to glow with a bluish light. Though the earth demons thesmevles can wield them with little difficulty.
    A notable disease of sorts that is said to be associated with Earth Demons is the Earth Rot, an affliction that can occur being near dead Earth Demons, or even clsoe proximity to their possessions (especialyl Blight steel).
    Geralt:ok, known to have a special effect on Aela?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah Nuumian and Blightsteel are nasty shit
    Getting hit with that stuff is like getting a giant dose of radiation
    DM:Yeah Earth Rot can afflict Aela based beings as well as Mana-based beings, notably inhibiting their ability to heal. Basically any Nuumian based attack can potetniall cause some degree of Earth Rot, assuming it inflicts injury, though some specialized equipment and magic were created to protect against minor exposures.
    Geralt:ok, assuming i can concoct potions and oils later to deal with this
    DM:Oddly the ones with the most proficiency in dealing with Earth Rot are the Mahou Tsukai of Makoro, who practicethe Draconic My