Defenders of Aylanae

Session Log 12

your mom break any bones?
Herlock:damn i missed the bonus xp
Calim Gorn:Nah she’s okay
Tore her leg up real bad though, it was infected for a while
Sefiros:still in the swamp? or you back home now?
Calim Gorn:She was in the hospital like a week
I’m still in Louisiana right now
Probably gonna be down here a few more days
Sefiros:what did she do, cut it up or something when she fell?
Herlock:what happened
Calim Gorn:Yeah, scraped it up bad
She also hit her face when she fell and cut it open right below her eye, had to get stitches
So she’s been having trouble getting around and such, I’ve been helping her out doing chores and shit and I bought some mobility aids for her
DM:oh damn.
That sucsk.
Calim Gorn:Yeah
Alyssa Toress:sorry to hear that tab
Sefiros:G coming tonight?
Calim Gorn:Dunno, I assume so
He’s always late
Sefiros:well i always assume he’s late, tho im asking did he tell T if he was gonna miss the game or not
Calim Gorn:Haven’t heard
DM:Yeah as far as I knw he’s coming
But we can finish the bit with Sora Yoshinori and what not if you wanted to do that.
Since that’s the last thing you were doing
Though I thikn you were done there anyway
Not sure if you had more to do in Makoro or if you were ready for year 5.
Sefiros:i think we already finished that bit didnt we?
Alyssa Toress:wait did i miss summer facation already
Calim Gorn:Yeah thought we were mostly done with that
Sefiros:only thing i recall, was him mentioning he’d talk to his daughter and that she was good with this sort of thing
Alyssa Toress:i didnt even go to ronen yet!
i gotta hang out with the mafia :(
Calim Gorn:Yeah he was gonna talk to his daughter about it, and then I was gonna go and ask Alyssa to get a favor from the Queen
Alyssa Toress:yeah
we cant skip to year 5 yet
i got stuff to do
and calim has to ask me to marry him
Calim Gorn:lol
DM:heh okay, yeah we can do some personal stuff still.
Alyssa Toress:i mean garrion isnt even here yet
so lets do it now
we can do that now, guess we’ll start with Calim going to Alyssa for a favor.
SInce presumably that stuff starts at the begnning of the summer
Sefiros:i guess the main question is, can we achieve this without a marriage or if we need a marriage
Alyssa Toress:thats seperate
thats not for the favor
Sefiros:im talking in general about the situation
Alyssa Toress:ok
Calim Gorn:If we can get the favor from the queen I think we can
Sefiros:if we just want approval, we just marry her off to somebody
pretty simple
the hard part is getting her what she wants, without a husband i think
Alyssa Toress:suzu you mean
Alyssa Toress:what about suburu
okay well start whenever i guess
i got a new icon too!
now that i am a bit older
DM:So calim takes a trip to visit Alyssa in Alara.
Unless you jsut wanted to handle it via Aela Communicator
Calim Gorn:Nah I’ll go see her in person
Alyssa Toress:“hey calim whats new”
Calim Gorn:“Greetings, Alyssa… I was wondering if you could help me with something.”
Alyssa Toress:“i mean as long as its nothing too bad”
Calim Gorn:“Hachikomaru and I just paid a visit to Daimyo Yoshinari. We were hoping to put in a good word for Suzu and get her to join his court since he seems to be a more progressive sort who has embraced the use of Magitech and even has some Shiadar units. It would be a natural fit for her.”
“The problem is that apparently the daimyo cannot just arbitrarily order Suzu to join his court. He needs her parents to agree to it.”
Alyssa Toress:“and where do i come in”
Calim Gorn:He suggested that if we could secure a favor from someone of high stature, that it might persuade her parents."
Alyssa Toress:“a favor for her parents?”

  • Calim Gorn nods
    Alyssa Toress:“an offer they cant refuse?”
    “and you want my mom”
    “to give them one "
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, I thought a favor from the queen would be hard to pass up.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i dunno they never did me much good”
    “i guess i can talk to her”
    “okay come along lets go find her”
    Calim Gorn:“Oh… You want me to come along…?”
    Alyssa Toress:“sure”
    “you have met her before right”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes…”
    Alyssa Toress:“i think she is trying to setup our two families anyway”
    “ties between the houses”
  • Calim Gorn nods… “Yes, I was just about to ask about that.”
    Calim Gorn:“Have you heard any talk of who might be with who?”
    Alyssa Toress:“well i guess arielle would be the better tie politically”
    “she is heir”
    “but i havent heard anything as far as actual plans”
    “if it’s arielle it would have to be a lesser son who isnt in line to inherit”
    “or maybe she will marry me off”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm…”
    Alyssa Toress:“i dont really want a husband”
    “i just want to do my own thing”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, I feel the same.”
    Sefiros:hey g
    Alyssa Toress:“if i get married i hope its just like… let me do whatever and you do whtever”
  • Calim Gorn smirks a little…
    DM:yo. They’re just finsihing up some solo stuff during the summer vacation.
    Calim Gorn:“That wouldn’t be a bad arrangement.”
    Garrion:sounds like good timing
    Alyssa Toress:“i got big plans and none of them have to do with being a wife”
    Young Geralt:i’ll be chilling here till done
    Calim Gorn:“And I have someone else in mind as far as… Well, let’s just say that if I’m forced to marry then I’d rather it be to someone who isn’t interested in me and is willing to turn a blind eye to whatever I might be up to.”
    Alyssa Toress:“maybe we can work something out”
    Calim Gorn:“Perhaps so… Very well, I’ll go with you to see the Queen.”
    Alyssa Toress:“okay”
    so we go see her right T
    scene change
    Alyssa Toress:“hello mother look who came to visit”
    DM:You head up to Ayalane to see Queen Cheisa… she spends most of her time on Aylanae, while letting her husband handle the daily affairs most of the time. Many says she fancies herself more an empress than a queen….
  • Calim Gorn bows respectfully
    Calim Gorn:“Your highness.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Alyssa, Calim. What brings the two of you to see me?”
    DM:I assume you’re metting in oen of the back meeting rooms at the Toress Barracks as oppsoed to asking her in open court.
    Alyssa Toress:“well i need a favor”
    DM:Or do you want to do this out in the open?
    Alyssa Toress:“and the favor isnt for me per se”
    nah we can meet in private
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’d rather it be private
    Alyssa Toress:“one of my classmates, a mokoro girl named suzu is interested in magitech but her parents frown upon it”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Ah yes. I know Suzu.”
    Alyssa Toress:“we were hoping she could move to the court of daiymo yoshinari, and we thought if you granted them a favor they could persuaded to allow it”
    “the daiymo is more progressive and would allow her to continue her studies with it”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“I would like to help little Suzu, though a favor is a steep price, especally to promise to a lesser Gozoku like the Ueno.”
    Alyssa Toress:“well i also know how you want to get stronger ties with the gorn”
    “and i was thinking about marrying calim”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Also it may not be met with the reaction one may expect…. the people of Makoro do not like foreigners intervening in their affa-” (suddenyl pauses as you mention marrying Calim)
    “Really? I did not know the two of you were together. I had heard you and Sythe…”
    Alyssa Toress:“me and sythe broke up”
  • Queen Chiesa Toress seems to be visibly surprised by the request.
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“And you and Calim wish to marry?”
    Alyssa Toress:“i think so, do you calim?”
    Calim Gorn:(Trying to think of a good way to answer this, lol)
    DM:(She’s cool with me boning my sister is probably not a good response) :P
    Calim Gorn:(lol yeah)
    “Her beauty and intelligence are beyond compare. Any man who passed up such an opportunity would be a fool.”
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    DM:(lol okay give me a deception check from both of you)
    Alyssa Toress:what i didnt lie
    i was being honest
    Calim Gorn:I’m not lying either =P
    DM:(Well it’s mostly to notice the two of you aren’t that in love or anytihing heh)
    Alyssa Toress:its not about love
    its about politics
    no one marries for love lol
    what a dumb idea
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah, it ain’t like we’re completely oblivious to what’s going on
    Alyssa Toress:its a political marriage :P
    Calim Gorn:lol 1
    I’m gonna Hero Point that
    DM:(Oh okay, so you don’t want to pretend you’re in love and just saying it’s political from the start?)
    (I was assuming you were pretending on being together or something)
    Alyssa Toress:sure
    no its like
    its politics
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah I mean we both know what’s going on between our families
    So yeah actually I ain’t gonna Hero Point that, lol
    She can see through it if she wants
    DM:(Plus I mean… I figure a deception is kinda warranted with Calim at least, since it’s like she may tell he’s not attracted to Alyssa at all, which is kinda strange cause she’s super hot.)
    Alyssa Toress:“you wanted to bind our houses anyway”
  • Queen Chiesa Toress nods.
    Alyssa Toress:i mean joffrey was gonna marry ned starks daughter
    Calim Gorn:Heh so is that a separate deception check to show that I’m not interested in her at all?
    Alyssa Toress:even though they had nothing in common
    Calim Gorn:If not then I’ll Hero Point the one I rolled =P
    DM:Yeah its just the one check.
    And yes you’re free to hero point it heh.
    Alyssa Toress:wow calim doesnt even want to bone alyssa huh
    Calim Gorn:I mean it ain’t like he doesn’t find her hot or anything
    Alyssa Toress:only his sister
    Calim Gorn:But he ain’t in love with her
    Alyssa Toress:i still say you didnt lie
    DM:I mean even if it’s not a political marraige… you’d expect some degree of excitement from most people from marrying someone that’s super hot. heh.
    Alyssa Toress:hes super excited
    DM:She could very well be the hottest chick on the planet or close to it heh.
    Alyssa Toress:to bone his sister
    DM:with all the points Alyssa has in presence and 2 in attractive.
    Calim Gorn:Heh well like I said, it’s not that I’m not attracted to her
    I’d totally bone her if I wasn’t in love with my sister
    DM:(So it’s mostly her spotting the lack of the “I’m totally gonna bang the shit out of that” motivation) :P
    Alyssa Toress:i dont want to get murdered
    by his crazy sister
    although i could probably take her
  • Queen Chiesa Toress smiles.
    Alyssa Toress:just tell your sister its a sham marriage okay
    so she doesnt try to kill me
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah I will
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Well this is a pleasant surprise indeed… We can plan the ceremony as soon as Grand Duke Tharian officially agrees to it.”
    Alyssa Toress:“and the matter with suzu?”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Calim you understand the marraige will be matrilineal of course.”
    Calim Gorn:“Of course. I likely wouldn’t have inherited much from my Father at any rate. I’m the youngest child and fourth in the line of succession.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Excellent.”
    Alyssa Toress:does your father have gavelkind
    or premigenitor
    Calim Gorn:Don’t know what those are
    Queen Chiesa Toress:"As for Suzu… "
    Alyssa Toress:its just a little crusader kings 2 joke
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:
    DM:heh, yeah gavelkind is when you split up the territory evenly, or at least somewhat evenly.
    As opposed to one person inheriting it all.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I figured Tharian kept it all except for whatever he doles out to other people
    And the different provinces of Gorn are still under his authority and whatnot
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“I’m not sure if my own interjection in the matter would produce a positive result overall. It would be seen extremeyl poorly by the people of Makoro for me to get involved in thier internal poltiics in that way.”
    DM:Well gavelkind is what happens when he dies. Like instead of just oldest inheriting , everyone gets a peice.
    Obviously it doesn’t really promote a lot of stabiliy in the long term
    Alyssa Toress:“do you have any advice how we could resolve the situation then?”
  • Calim Gorn frowns…
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Hmm…”
  • Queen Chiesa Toress ponders for a moment.
    Calim Gorn:“Call it a wedding present perhaps, to her two classmates who want to see her happy. That way we are to blame instead of you.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Well I can think of a few possibilities…”
    Alyssa Toress:(does calim have to pay me a dowry?)
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“One of the cheiftains of the clans of Yt could provide a suitable favor… while it’s less than a favor from me, it wouldn’t be seen as an intrusion of magitech culture on thier lands, so long as there was ample reason for such. Perhaps one of your bandmates from Yt could say they owe Suzu something.”
    Calim Gorn:(Heh not sure, I figure Tharian would contribute to the ceremonies and shit at least)
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah that might work”
    “we could ask geralt or viriia”
    Calim Gorn:“Perhaps…”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Another option lies with the Oshiro… their infleunce of course could be used to ensure such a thing happened. Though I cannot see Takashi Oshiro supporting her on her study of magitech.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, I don’t think that would be a viable option…”
    Alyssa Toress:“yes i dont think he would do that”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Also… the Ueno have ancestral lands which are currently in the possession of another Gozoku.. the Kuno Gozoku I believe…”
    “They’re both vassals of the Yoshinori…. though the two have exceedingly bad blood.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, Daimyo Yoshinari mentioned there being some sort of conflict between his vassals.”
    Alyssa Toress:“the yt chieften might be the most viable option”
  • Queen Chiesa Toress nods.
    Alyssa Toress:“both are tradition warrior societies”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“that seems the most viable to me. As the last option I mentioned would inovle bloodshed.”
  • Queen Chiesa Toress nods.
    Alyssa Toress:“well guess we need to go see geralt”
    Calim Gorn:“Geralt’s Hydra Clan has embraced Magitech much like Daimyo Yoshinari. Hopefully he can see the merit of our request.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“WHile the people of Makoro do see the clans as more primitive, they don’t fear their culture taking over theirs.. so the influence of a chieftain wouldn’t be seen as weak to the other Daimyos.”
    “Well you will likely have to give him something in return… Of course, I am sure given the current state of things after the Awakening of Tinigath, some magitech armor from House Gorn could certainnly go a long way to earning a favor.”
    “He needs more than anything to protect his people.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Hachikomaru:brb, bathroom
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“And of course, get Geralt on board with it. As a rule, the clans of Yt do not tend to trust offers brought in by foreigners.”
    “Always try to get one of their respected members on board when proposing something to the cheiftain.”
    Alyssa Toress:“of course”
    Young Geralt:damn sneaky thieves.. they conspiring to steal my precious
    Queen Chiesa Toress:(Just be glad Herlock dropped his plan to slaughter a bunch of Yt tribes and steal their mines) :P
    DM:Alright so any furtehr questions or you gonna go visit Geralt?
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:visit geralt
    Calim Gorn:Guess we’ll go see Geralt
    DM:heh okay, you head over to Aontas to dock your airship and go over to visit Geralt…
    You have to wait a bit to find him before he returns back from his training
    You catch up to him as he’s coming back to town at night after a day full of hard training. For Geralt, there isn’t much ofa vacation… given that the clan has more need of his talents than ever.
    And thus his training has intensified given the earth demon threat.
  • Young Geralt comes dragging in to his lodging.
    Calim Gorn:“Greetings Geralt. I hope you’re doing well.”
    Alyssa Toress:“hey geralt!”
    Young Geralt:“Just tired, that is all. What brings the two of you here, together none-the-less? Surprised to see you away from the palace Alyssa.”
    Alyssa Toress:“well we are trying to help suzu”
    “which brings us here "
    Young Geralt:“What kind of help does she need. I thought her issues with Masaru were over?”
    Alyssa Toress:“no not that”
    “we are trying to get her transferred to the court of the daiymo yoshinori(is that the spelling?)”
    Laventa Gorn:Yeah.
    Calim Gorn:“We want to make sure that she is able to continue her pursuit of Magitech after she graduates.”
    DM:Yeah that’s correct.
    Alyssa Toress:“so she can pursue her magitech career”
    “but her parents arent real big on magitech”
    “so we thought maybe you could help us get a favor from your chieften to transfer to her parents so t hey will agree”
    Calim Gorn:“Daimyo Yoshinori is one of the more progressive of the Daimyos of Makoro. He has embraced Magitech and even has his own complement of Shiadars on hand. We believe she will do well in his court. But her parents must agree to such an arrangement.”
    Alyssa Toress:“and in return calim can get some magitech armor for your clan to help protect them from the earth demons”
    Young Geralt:“What do she and Hachi say about that?”
    Calim Gorn:“Hachikomaru and I spoke to Daimyo Yoshinori personally. He is open to the idea but he cannot simply command her parents to surrender their daughter to him.”
    DM:Well what Hachi says doens’t really matter in this case. heh. Since he’s a vassal of another daimyo. So he’s not really too involved in any of this, beyond liking Suzu.
    Calim Gorn:“He suggested that we obtain a favor for her parents from someone of high station, such as a council member.”
    Young Geralt:((well that is my point, i don;t know the power system other than what hachi has told me, but i know he watches out for her with genuin care
    Alyssa Toress:“hachi really has no say, her parents serve another lord”
    DM:ah okay
    Alyssa Toress:“but he would approve of it”
    Young Geralt:“So what does my clan have to do with this?”
    Alyssa Toress:“your chieftens favor would be valuable, and not seen as encroaching on their rights”
    Calim Gorn:“Your chieftain is the current representative of Yt on the council.”
    Alyssa Toress:“like say my mothers favor would”
    “and it would mean more defenses for the clan”
    Calim Gorn:“And the clans are not seen with the same disdain as Rahseld by Makoro. So a favor from Hydra Clan would be looked upon with less disdain or suspicion.”
    Alyssa Toress:“right”
    Calim Gorn:“In return for this favor, I can ask House Gorn to send more resources to the defense of House Gorn. Shiadars and other Magitech devices.”
    Alyssa Toress:“if we tried to get a favor from the queen it would be like rahseld sticking their nose in their affairs”
    Calim Gorn:To the defense of Clan Hydra I mean
    Young Geralt:“Ok, so we would get magitech, Suzu would go live with the Yoshinori, and we would owe a favor to Suzu’s family?”
    Alyssa Toress:“right”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Young Geralt:“I can’t really say. I don;t know her family or the sorts of favors they would expect, but this should be brought up to the cheiftain.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, we would like you to present it to him on our behalf.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yes of course but we wanted to talk to you aobut it first”
    “yes that”
    DM:The most common favor would be avote to imbue one of thier children. Basically the chieftains of Yt rotate as to who has a seat on the Grand Council the one that determines who gets imbued.
    So esentially they can get a vote to help get an imbued child when one of the chieftain’s holds the council seat for Yt.
    Granted it’s not as good as having a favor fromt he Queen or the Oshrio who don’t rotate their seats with anyone.
    But it’s still a sueful favor to have potentially.
    Young Geralt:“Hmm, well if it helps Suzu, I can mention it to him, but not sure what he will think about owing some Makoro lord.”
    Alyssa Toress:“well all we can do is try i guess”
    Young Geralt:((it’s pretty late right))
    if i just now draggin home
    It’s about like 9 at night or so.
    So prob best to ask him int he morning since it’s not urgent.
    Young Geralt:“I can ask him tomorrow. It is late and I’m tired now. Best to do it when I’m fresh.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, that’s fine.”
    Young Geralt:“You staying?”
    Calim Gorn:“We have an airship at the docks. We can stay there and come see you in the morning.”
    DM:WEll the clan would give you lodgings if you eneded it
    Young Geralt:“See you at about 6, not too early, right?”
    DM:they’re accepting of important guests. heh.
    Calim Gorn:“Fine with me. Not like I need sleep anyway.”
  • Calim Gorn chuckles as he glances at Alyssa
    DM:They got some places for imbued to stay, granted they’re not the best accomodations by Rahseldian standards.
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah, Calim ain’t picky, but Alyssa stayed on the airship last time we were in Yt
    Alyssa Toress:thats because i was with sythe
    i can stay in the clan housing
    Alright your stay there is pretty uneventful (or is it?… )
    Alyssa Toress:i think so?
    Calim Gorn:Completely uneventful
    Alyssa Toress:calim better not try anything
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:heh..okay. You are getting married…. I mean… who knows what you may try.. :P
    Young Geralt:“So you never said why BOTH of you are here. You could have just sent a message or asked when we resumed classes.”
    Alyssa Toress:“were getting married”
    Young Geralt:“WHAT?!?!”
    Calim Gorn:“Is it that surprising?”
    Alyssa Toress:“its a political thing you know how that is”
    “our families wanted to have closer ties”
    DM:Have a tic tac and grab her by the pussy. That’s Donald Trump’s advice. :P
    Young Geralt:((I thought you had higher standards that that… open ended as to guess who that directed at))
    Calim Gorn:rofl
    DM:During the night, Calim does have some time to do an inspection of the magitech facility since Darien Gorn was replaced, and finds the palce a lot more normal, and otherwise a pretty uneventful inspection
    Alyssa Toress:“are you going to marry viniira?”
    DM:B7ut since you ain’t got much else to do while awake, you kinda end up doing that inspection heh.
    Young Geralt:“Your political stuff. What your man say about this?”
    Alyssa Toress:“what man”
  • Calim Gorn notes the improved state of the facility and will recommend the new supervisor for a commendation
    Calim Gorn:“I think he means Sythe.”
    Alyssa Toress:“oh i dumped him”
    “old news”
    Young Geralt:“Well I never kept up with who you were bedding anyway. Well I hope you bothare happy.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah i sure it will be great”
    Young Geralt:“Well I’m off to bed. Don;t make too much noise tonight.”
    DM:Random side note: If Geralt was listening to you have sex, his accurate hearing could use your moaning and other noises to give him an accurate idea of exactly what position you were in.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Young Geralt:lol
    Alyssa Toress:please i wouldnt do that before marriage
    thats obscene
    Young Geralt:that why i said not to make too much noise
    Anyway… we can skip ahead to next morning and the meeting with Meerin of the Hydra.
    Alyssa Toress:ok
    DM:Any particular way you want to lay out the plan to him?
    Young Geralt:no, pretty much as they proposed it
    DM:okay going to have Geralt explain it? Or is one of the others doing it?
    Hachikomaru:just hand him the press release
    Calim Gorn:We’ll let Geralt do the initial pitch
    Since that way it’s coming from another clan person instead of us
    Young Geralt:it is their plan, i’ll let them explain so i don;t get it messed up
    i’ll just introduce them
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Young Geralt:and tell him that they come with an offer for the clan
    and that Suzu is a band mate and friend
    DM:heh.. okay you go in there, expecting Geralt to explain it… and he’s like “Hey Alyssa and Calim are here to see you” :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Young Geralt:not quite like that
    here i’ll RP it
    Young Geralt:modrin right?
    Calim Gorn:Meerin is the chieftain I think
    DM:Nah Meerin is the CHeiftain. Mordin is the druid who taught you
    Young Geralt:oh right
    DM:Yeah you can RP it out if you’d like heh.
  • Young Geralt enters with the customaty greeting…..
    DM:Yeah by and large I assume that people do greetings btw. I just kinda skip em for the most part. If someone shows you some disrespect though, I’ll mention it.
    I kinda figure that from PCs as well, so if you want to be particularly disrspectful, make sure to mention it as well
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:well sometimes you may not feel someone is worthy of your respect.
    Except for Sef’s characters, I usualyl assume they’re disrespectful fuckers :P
    Young Geralt:“Meerin, Princess Alyssa has come to me seeking help with one of our bandmates. This other is Calim Gorn, her newly betrothed. They came to me seeking our clan’s assistance in the matter of Suzu’s continued training. She has shown an aptitude for magitech and they wish to present an offer to you that would allow her to further those studies.”
  • Young Geralt steps aside so that Alyssa may step forward
    DM:You can also mix in if you want to be slightly more dominant/submissive in your etiquette as well. I mean a lot of the subtleties aren’t necessariyl insulting but like you may onyl slightly bow or something to show a position of strength or something.
    Alyssa Toress:“i am honored cheif meerin”
    DM:Or make an extra gesture to try to earn favor, etc.
    Alyssa Toress:“we come before you humble to ask for your assistance”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“The two fo you are betrothed, congratulations. That comes as qutie a surprise.”
    Calim Gorn:“Thank you for your kind words, Chieftain.”
    Alyssa Toress:“thank you”
    Young Geralt:“For me as well.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“May your union produce many strong sons and daughters.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:“the assistance we seek is this, suzu ueno is our bandmate and has proved quite adapt at magitech but her parents do not approve, we wish her to move to the court of daiymo yoshinori where she can pursue her passion freely, in order to do this daiymo yoshinori suggest we procure a favor from someone from the council, the chieften from yt seemed a natural fit since the people of mokoro won’t see this as interfering, in return house gorn can give to you magitech armor to help defend you from the earth demons”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, I am prepared to request an increase in resources assigned to the clan. And I can also request newer and more advanced technology from the Artificer’s Guild through my mother.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Well taht seems liek a reasonable offer of course details of how much armor woyuld have to be worked out. But I don’t see any reason why such an agreement couldn’t work. I will have to speak with our warmaster on the matter, but I don’t see any reason he would disagree assuming it’s a fair deal.”
    (now you just need to convince Tharian to do it… )
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    you also have to convince him to let you get married
    DM:If you want I’ll give you guys a politics roll (assuming youg ot the skll) on how you migth be able to convince him.
    Calim knows that Tharian has wanted an alliance with the Toress for a while.. so he’ll certainly be overjoyed with the wedding, since that’s a big deal. It mgith be possible to convince him to go along with giving the Hydra clan more if you said it’s a stipulation from Alyssa to get married.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah that should be easy enough
    DM:Yweah you’re pretty sure hel’l go for it.
    Alright… so we can fast forward a bit if there’s no other questions.
    one other thing…
    Meerin does want to speak with Geralt privately.
    Assuming you guys don’t have anything else to mention to him.
    Calim Gorn:“Thank you for your generosity, Chieftain Meerin.”
  • Calim Gorn bows and excuses himself once the conversation is finished
    DM:Alright after Aylssa dn Calim leave the Chieftain talks to Geralt alone….
  • Young Geralt stays behind
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Geralt… you know Alyssa and Calim better than I. WHile this deal seems to be good for us, I have heard many such deals between Rahseldians and the Clans that have not gone well.”
    Young Geralt:“Yes? Did you wish more of me?”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Are these two trustworthy?”
    Alyssa Toress:geralt gonna shit talk me
    Young Geralt:“I honestly can’t say. Calim has always seemed like a respectful and kind person, helping those in need. I can’t say much for Alyssa. She is the queen’s daughter and you know the Torreses… Things are said, rumors abound, but I try to just focus on my work and not get embroiled in the politics.”
    “She has never been unkind, but yet, she has not been one of my close companions either.”
    “I would trust Calim, Hachi, and of course you know Vinira at my side any time. They have been there in the past.”
    “I can’t help but feel that they came to us for a reason, and I doubt it was friendship. However, Suzu is one that I have helped to look after in school and I would do what I could to help her myself. I just can not ask the clan to sacrifice for me.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Well we do need the magitech armor… who knows if the Earth Demons will attack again.”
    Young Geralt:“The offer of the resources does sound promising though, and it could benefit us if the Earth Demons come.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“If Calim and his house keep up their end of the bargain and give us the magitech we need, it could save many lives of our kin.”
    Young Geralt:“I agree. Has it ever been tested against them?”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Not extensively, but they do possess weapons capable of blasting through stone, so it will be more useful than spears and axes.”
    Young Geralt:a little history, did the earth demons ever attack before the magitech came to Yt?
    DM:Nope they’ve never attacked on this level before.
    At least not in recorded history.
    Alyssa Toress:artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulger brawl
    Young Geralt:i’m going to try something here
    DM:In fact, the earth demons (at least the emissaries that have come) pretty mcuh seem to be angry you’ve joined with the empire.
    Young Geralt:what would i think is the likelihood of a connection between magitech and earth demon agression?
    DM:Pretty much the ancient druidic religion worshipped the earth demons as gods. It was just when the empire came that they were basically enemies.
    Young Geralt:ok, so Modrin would have taught this?
    DM:I mean you’re not certain if it’s magitech itself… but you know they basically hate the empire.
    There are various theories on why they’er angry… some believe digging in the earth with the mining machines pisses em off.
    Young Geralt:“Modrin has taught me the ways of the monsters and our history with them.”
    DM:Others simply say it’s a long term fued between earth and air.
    There’s even talk among some of the clans of turning on tthe empire to save thesmelves as well, of course such talk is treasonous….
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, that sort of talk is what gets a clan wiped out and their mines taken
    DM:The people of Tinigath have no trouble with the Earth demons at all really, but they still follow the old ways and worship them.
    Young Geralt:“As I’m sure he has councelled you, there may be a connection between the agression and the magitech.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“I know we may be more of a target than the toher clans, but honestly as long as we’re in the empire, we’re a target, magitech or not.”
    Young Geralt:“So the question remains to you as our eldest and wisest. Will the magitech protect us or provoke the earth demons?”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“The least we can do as I see it is take some of those wrteched things down with us if they come.”
    “They attacked plenty of settlements without magitech, their emissaries have made it clear the only way we can be safe is to surrender to them and break from the empire.”
    “And I’m not about to do that.”
    Young Geralt:“You know what is best for the clan. I am but a lowly apprentice Witcher. I just protect my people when called upon.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“And don’t think I don’t have faith in your skills, but we’re going to need numbers as well as power.”
    “The Earth Demons have an army, and we need one too.”
    Young Geralt:“I agree with you. The empire is why I am even here in the first place. We also must not abandone our heritage either. There is a happy middle ground I’m sure.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
    Meerin of the Hydra:“I’m not going to forsake the druidic ways either. But as I see it, there’s a lot of druidic spirits out there. and not all of them are our friends.”
    “maybe the Sun Clan is rigth about this one and the Earth Demons are bad.”
    Young Geralt:“Very true. That is why you have us.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“We have seen many animals become savage.. whether by disease or just internal bloodlust… perhaps the Earth demonsa re simply that… spirits of the earth that are afflicted with a madness… like rabid wolves. ANd they need to be put down”
    DM:Meerin btw you know has quite a hatred of the Earth Demons since they slaughtered a lot of his people from the Shadow Clan (one of the component clans of the Hydra Clan)
    Young Geralt:“YEs, disease and madness can affect anything.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“If you think we can trust Calim, then we shall go wtih this deal. We’re going to need their weapons if we’re going to win the war that is to come.”
    DM:Alright we can fast forward a bit unless youv’e gto more to say.
    Alyssa Toress:i assume calims dad says yes
    DM:Assuming you’re gonna stick by your recommendation of Calim.. heh.
    Who knows he might backstab ya… original Calim from the first campaign ceratinly would… :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
    That was old Calim
    This is new Calim
    Young Geralt:“Calim has been trustworthy in the past. He is not the only one pulling the strings now though. We men do crazy things for women.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“I just hope his new wife is okay with his interest in Suzu.”
    Alyssa Toress:(it wasnt even my idea!)
    (this is calims idead)
    Meerin of the Hydra:“If there is one lesson to be learned, it is not to cross the Toress women..”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Young Geralt:((lol, well Geralt doesn’t know the betrothal details))
    DM:yeah heh. lol.
    Geralt doesn’t really know what to make of that probably.
    Young Geralt:for sure
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh, like we never really showed much interest in each other
    And then sudden we’re engaged
    Yeah he’d probably actually think it was your parents getting invovled most likely.
    Sinc ethat’s usually the case with a sudden marraige like that.
    Young Geralt:“Only you can make the final judgement with your wisdom. If it were soley up to me, I would help my companions.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“I just need to know you’ll vouch for Calim’s honor. He is your bandmate and you’ve spent much time with him.. youv’e seen into his character.”
    Young Geralt:“He is honorable from what I have witnessed so far.”
    ((You better not betray my vouching for you dude….)
    Calim Gorn:(Hey man, you know me)
    DM:Alright.. so fast forwarding a bit…
    With Meerin’s agreement and Calim and Alyssa worknig the political angles with Tharian you’re able to work out the deal over the next couple weeks into something that will hopefully be benefiticla for both Suzu, the Ueno and the Hydra Clan.
    And also aiding the Yoshinori’s feminist policies in Makoro.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I figured the queen would be happy about that
    DM:yeah heh.
    Hachikomaru:meanwhile Suzu is “Notice Me Senpai…..” in her Calim shrine
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Mostly the Queen doesn’t want to risk a backfire if she helps directly, cause the last thing the Daimyos want to hear is that the queen is sticking her hands into Makoro’s poltiical situation trying to promote her feministic ideals.
    Calim Gorn:I already warned her that I’d probably end up married to either Arielle or Alyssa
    DM:hehe… yeah Suzu has a total crush on Calim. :)
    The wedding plans also spread like wildfire as well, spreading throughout the empire much to the surprise of everyone (Sythe most of all….)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    The great strategist taken by surprise
    DM:Yeah lol. well even he couldn’t have predicted that…
    Young Geralt:((he never suspected a sneak attack through the rear door.. .back entry, uh, yeah whatever))
    Calim Gorn:Haha
    DM:Also I assume Alyssa still wants to spend some time with Gregorio’s family and trying to get some connections with the Farmer’s guild and such?
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    i want to make some connections
    and maybe i will take gregorio to bed to make him happy
    DM:hehe… yeah you can do that too.
    If you want to get him to be more enthusiastic with helping you :P
    Alyssa Toress:sure
    Hachikomaru:he’s prolly depressed
    Young Geralt:jeesh, nice happy open relationship….
    Hachikomaru:since shes getting married
    Calim Gorn:Yeah and I’ll try to visit with Laventa at some point to make sure she isn’t about to go insane, lol
    DM:lol okay, since you’re just making basic connections, I’m just gonna give you a basic persuade check and a politics check. I’m gonna give you an extra +5 bonus since you decided to sleep with him. So he’sgonna be assisting you.
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    do i get +5 again for attractive 2
    so +10
    DM:Well not for this bit necesssarily since this is mostly business, unless you’re trying to sleep with a bunch of mob bosses lol.
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    Young Geralt:she just may
    DM:You don’t have to make a orll to sleep with Gregorio, he’s totally down for it :P
    Young Geralt:what are 5 more after 15?
    lol, i like harrassing you
    DM:Alyssa starts to lay some foundation for her association witht he Farmer’s guild… At this time I assume you’re just trying to make favorable impressions and not really starting with any offers yet.
    Just lmeeting people and finding contacts and such
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    just meeting people
    getting contacts
    DM:Okay, yeah I eman you won’t really get any tangible benefit yet, but iut’ll be good for later background later on… since you’re workingon building yourself up for when you graduate.
    Alyssa Toress:right
    Young Geralt:((maybe Geralt gets seduced by Alyssa in the future and that turns him to the way of bedding as many women as possible))
    DM:So you meet a bunch of the “legitimate” heads of the Farmer’s guild and some of thier operations, which are really just mob bossess in the disguise of being a guild, using various fronts to cover up their criminal behavior.
    Alyssa Toress:right
    DM:You also make a few contacts in the People’s Bank, one of the partner companies of the Farmer’s guild, basically a legitimate loan-sharking operation.
    Alyssa Toress:great
    DM:Also back at Gorinheim… Calim does get a visit from his brother Falsion….
    Calim Gorn:Oh goody
    Falsion Gorn:“Calim, can I speak to you a moment privately?”
    Hachikomaru:he takes a ready action to shove calims new wife off the balcony
    Calim Gorn:“Very well… What is it, brother?”
    lol nah that was Jaxim
    DM:He leads you off into a side room to talk.
    Falsion Gorn:“I have some rather… disturbing news that I think you shouldknow about.”
    Alyssa Toress:oh no
    Calim Gorn:“Oh?”
    Falsion Gorn:“I’ve recieved word that your wife to be might be having an affair with another one of your bandmates…”
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    come on
    Calim Gorn:“Is that so?”
    Alyssa Toress:we also arent married yet are we
    Falsion Gorn:“I recieved word she spent most of the summer wtih him in0 Ronen.”
  • Calim Gorn doesn’t really seem too surprised
    Falsion Gorn:“Gregorio Prodynorties. I believe you’re familiar.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Calim Gorn:“This concerns you, brother?”
    Falsion Gorn:“She is a Toress so indiscretions like this are expected I suppose, however for the family’s honor you should try to keep what she does behind closed doors. The last thing House Gorn needs is a scandal with every bard in Ronen spreading word that your wife is cheating on you.”
  • Calim Gorn smirks…
    Calim Gorn:“You forget one thing, brother.”
    DM:FYI for those not familair a “bard” in Ronen is more equivalent to an investigative journalist than a singer.
    Calim Gorn:“Our marriage is to be matrilineal. That means we will both be Toress.”
    DM:Though they do retain the flashy way of dressing most often, so they’ve got the bards hats and such usually, making them a bit more celebrity like.
    Calim Gorn:“Besides, it isn’t like our house has had any real honor since the advent of Straim.”
    Falsion Gorn:“Straim was a long time ago… this is a new era for our House. And we’ll look weak if the princess continually flaunts her affairs in our face.”
    Calim Gorn:“I’ll advise her to be a little more discrete with her affairs.”
    Falsion Gorn:“You need to make it clear she needs to respect you. You’re to be her husband, not her concubine.”
    Calim Gorn:“Since when has a Toress respected any man?”
    Falsion Gorn:“I don’t her to actually respect you… But I don’t want to let her do the equivalent of strip you naked and whip you in the town square.”
    Calim Gorn:“This marriage is all about satisfying Father’s wishes for our houses to be tied closer together. My welfare is secondary.”
    Falsion Gorn:“I agree wtih him that an alliance would be a good thing, but ifthey will not respect us, then the alliance is worthless.”
    Calim Gorn:“I’ll let my future bride know of your concerns, brother.”
    Falsion Gorn:“I just want you to take a look at some of these stories the bards are putting out.”
  • Falsion Gorn hands you a small pamphlet with a few pages to it that he’s apparently gathered.
  • Calim Gorn looks it over
    DM:The top one apparently contains a story about the prnicess entitled “Princess Alyssa: relations with the farmer’s guild. Quite good with the hoe”
    The story goes on about how she’s been fraternizing with Gregorios family and his associates…
    And how they’ve seen her and Gregorio to be acting rather close…
    Calim Gorn:“I don’t see anything in here about sex. How do you know she isn’t simply gathering contacts and connections for later use?”
    “The Farmer’s Guild is rather influential in Ronen after all.”
    DM:There’s no definitive proof it seems…. though one story does cite a variety of anonymous sources that have said things like “They were fucking like rabbits” and a lot of other colorful descriptions.
    Calim Gorn:“The Bards will always make up a story where there is none.”
    Young Geralt:lover’s denial
    Falsion Gorn:“It doesn’t matter if it’s real or not.. all that’s important is people might think it’s real.”
    “The empire cares little for truth… apperance is what matters.”
    “And if seems she’s staining our honor, then our honor is stained.”
    DM:With that Falsion heads off, leaving you to deal with the problem as you best see fit…
    Alright… gonna skip to next year of training unless anyone else had anything they wanted to do (you can confront Alyssa back on Aylanae)
    The wedding is scheduled to happen at the end of the year…. after classes end for the summer.
    Hachikomaru:got nothing particularly interesting that needs to be done or requires spending time on, so proceed
    Calim Gorn:Only thing I’d really have would be to catch Laventa alone and make sure she isn’t about to go all yandere =P
    DM:well Laventa doesn’t really care if Alyssa is sleeping around
    SHe’scool with that :P
    So long as Alyssa isn’t sleeping with you
    She doesn’t really care that much about the Gorn family honor.
    If anything the stories about Alyssa sleepign around are reassuring for her, and reduce the Yandere meter…
    Calim Gorn:lol okay
    Alyssa Toress:great
    man everyone slanders me for no reason
    i am just making contacts
    its pure business
    DM:Well they do agree you were making a lot of contact…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Alright so year 5 begins and with it the arrival of Vengeance Band (and dragon band is no graduated so you’ll be the sempai)
    Calim Gorn:Yay
    Hachikomaru:notice me….
    DM:Not to say Dragon band can’t ever come back to visit, they’ve got free acess to Aylanae since they’re all imbued.
    So you may see them from time to time….
    Hachikomaru:theyre too busy chasing taesian around
    Calim Gorn:I’m certainly hoping so
    Do we get to meet Vengeance Band? Heh
    DM:Yeah heh… first they have to undergo their initiation of course, so you don’t see them much in the first couple days.. unless you want to go inquiring bout them.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, not really, Calim would just be idly curious about who’s in the new band
    DM:He’s heard a few names…though I don’t want to get too indepth with Vengeance band (though a few members may apepar from time to time..) mainly cause I’m leaving their members vague in case we need replacement PCs..
    In case of horible horrible death.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Yeah I got my backup ready
    Hachikomaru:theres a mina and feyanna clone in vengeance band, thats about all i know
    yeah i messed with my backup a little, but not much, i did finally find pathfinder/D&D vampire writeups on atomicthinktank M&M forums, but i havent really statted her out
    DM:The training for you guys isn’t so intense early on as they’re focused mostly on breakin in the new recruits… It starts out with mostly book studying, on imperial history, ethical philosophy and even some readings of the book of Blessed Stars.
    the last bit that is
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah, Calim is bored as hell with the religious shit
    DM:But for the most part you’re granted more or less free reign of the city inbetween your studying, your schedules must less strict as they were before.
    Calim Gorn:I guess Calim will go have a quick private conversation with Alyssa to let her know about Falsion being a whiny bitch
    And ask her to be more discreet or whatever
    Though he doesn’t really care himself
    DM:heh okay if you want you can RP that bit out… or if ou don’t have much conflict you don’t have to heh.
    Assuming Calim doesn’t really want to make the matter too pressing :P
    Calim Gorn:Yeah not really, lol
    Hachikomaru:Hachi gets repremanded for leaving dog slobber in the healing fountain water
    Calim Gorn:I might have fun with Gregorio though, pretend to be all pissed off at him and see if he shits himself or not
    DM:On day 3 as well.. there’s an encounter of sorts…
    Alyssa Toress:“okay i will try to not have sex with other men in public okay calim”
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Calim Gorn chuckles
    DM:love how she phrased that :P
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    “Just giving you a heads up… Maybe you should practice your disguise magic a little more.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i’ll buy a cottage out in the country next time”
  • Calim Gorn shrugs “As you wish.”
    Alyssa Toress:"i’ll be more careful in the future "
    DM:The thing to remember about Alyssa is she’s super hot, so she attracts ALOT of attention whereever she goes.
    Alyssa Toress:i also took a complication that my life is a tabloid
    Alyssa Toress:its on my sheet
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Hachikomaru:you’d have it either way
    so might as well get a hero point for it
    DM:yeah heh I should prolly actually give you a hero point for your slutting around getting discovered. Since that’d be the complication coming into play
    Alyssa Toress gains a hero point.
    Alyssa Toress:yay
    wonder what happens on day 3
    DM:Anyway, on day 3. Alyssa is waling around with one of her books for studying and a glass of wine, calmly trying to walk back to her usual study location (whcih migth be somewhere outside)… when suddenly tehre’s a blur of speed…. and something runs into her taking her buy surprise and spilliong the wine all over her…
    Alyssa Toress:i dont ctake any damage do i
    DM:She notice she’s been hit by a small girl with dark hair and glasses.
    Alyssa Toress:“owww”
    “are you okay?”
    DM:Geralt sees this as well as he was passing nearby… though he’s not that close he could run over.
    Girl:“I’m so sorry!”
    Alyssa Toress:“are you in vengeance band?”
    DM:She starst to try to clean up the stain on your clothing… though she just ends up making it worse as she tries…
    Alyssa Toress:“its okay dont bother”
    “i can just change”
    “i’m alyssa from emerald band”
    “whats your name?”
    Girl:“I’m Juliana Osthemios… but you can call me Jewel.”
    Alyssa Toress:“hi jewel”
    “try to be careful running around so fast okay”
    Girl:“I’m glad you’re not mad.. I was thinking everyone was going to be angry… after that one guy seemed real-”
    Alyssa Toress:“Which guy?”
  • Girl seems to pause fo ra moment as something dawns on her.
    Girl:“Wait… Alyssa… as in princess Alyssa?”
    Alyssa Toress:“yes i am she”
  • Girl’s face gets all red and she looks around really worried.
    Jewel:“I’m so so sorry… I did’t mean to.. I mean don’t toss me off the city okay! I didn’t know you were the princess!”
  • Alyssa Toress laughs
    Alyssa Toress:“why would i do something like that”
    “its just some wine stain”
    “dont worry about it jewel”
    Jewel:“Well I just heard some stories from my bandmates.”
    Alyssa Toress:“just try to be careful i’m pretty tough but not everyone is someone could get hurt if you run into them”
    “i’m sure the stories arent true”
    Young Geralt:sorry putting kids to bed….
    reading about Alyssa getting the smack down
    Jewel:“Yeah I was just. really late and I can’t find my way around this place… it’s really confusing with all the buildings and…”
    Alyssa Toress:“where are you trying to get to?”
    “i’ll show you the way”
    Young Geralt:nah, won;t weorry abot it since no altercation
    Jewel:“It’s the training fields…” (btw she’s way off, she’s on the other side of the city)
    Alyssa Toress:“well you are just a bit far off”
    Jewel:“And I was suppsoed to be tehre… about 5 minutes ago… The imperion is going to be so mad.”
    Alyssa Toress:“so lets get going”
    Calim Gorn:(Fly her there lol)
    (Or teleport her)
    Alyssa Toress:i cant teleport
    Calim Gorn:(Show off for your kouhai)
    Alyssa Toress:so i show her the way?
    DM:Yeah heh.
    You show her the way to the training fields.
    Alyssa Toress:this is just a setup to make me meet the band
    T always picks on me :(
    DM:heh… well I just watned to introduce her heh, you don’t meet the entire band… I jsut wanted to do some intro of some of thier members.
    Jewel:“Thanks a lot Alyssa, You’re so nice!”
    Alyssa Toress:“no problem”
    Jewel:“I’m really sorry about the dress, I’ll make it up to you sometime… maybe we can… actually I don’t know how to make stuff up to a princess.”
    Alyssa Toress:“its okay i have other dresses its fine”
    DM:As you arrive to the training fields your conversation is cut short as Imperion terl yells at Jewel for gbeing so late.
    Alyssa Toress:“sorry imperion its my fault i tripped and fell on her and made her be late”
    DM:And her band kinda laughs at her at least some do.. probably that Feyana Zanyz… cause she’s a snooty rich chick.. probably :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Nah Feyana is pretty quiet
    She just observes mostly
    DM:ah okay.
    Alyssa Toress:deception
    DM:heh… the imperion does seem to back down a bit on yelling at her when you defend her, and you can see you’ve earned her admiration… and some of the rest of the band is looking at you, many have never seen a princess before.
    But it seems you’ve made a friend. heh.
    Calim Gorn:Yaaayy
    Alyssa Toress:now to corrupt her
    Calim Gorn:Indeed
    DM:Are you gonna make an effort to corrupt her?
    Alyssa Toress:no
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:On week 2 Sythe also pays a visit to Alyssa….
    Alyssa Toress:oh god
    my ex
    DM:Also is Alyssa gonna continue screwing Gregorio at training, or you gonna break up wtih him?
    Alyssa Toress:you make it sound so rude
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:i mean we arent gonna go steady or anything
    DM:So you’re gonna make him friends with benefits?
    Alyssa Toress:sure
    DM:lol okay. so I’ll assume you screw now and then :P
    Just wanted to get an idea of what you were doing
    Hachikomaru:yeah all your allies are gonna turn into enemies as scorned lovers
    Calim Gorn:Falsion is gonna be pissed
  • Sythe Zanyz IV nods to Alyssa.
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“Congratulations on your engagement to Calim. Pressure from your mother I assume.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah you know how it is with family politics”
    “she wanted a tie to house gorn”
    “they are a military power”
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“I can understand her logic… but it will be a rather boring life for you. Calim from what I hear is not all that interested in girls.”
    Alyssa Toress:“well i am not that interested in calim”
    Calim Gorn:Hey fuck you Sythe
    Alyssa Toress:“you are welcome to my side any time sythe”
  • Sythe Zanyz IV smirks.
    Alyssa Toress:“you still have the key to my room i take it?”
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“I love it when you know what I’m thinking.”
    (heh technically there’s not really a eky, the heart of Aylanae just opens it)
    Alyssa Toress:well whatever
    Sythe Zanyz IV:(And you basically tell the Heart who is allowed in)
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“It’ll make it more exciting knowing Calim could be listening.”
  • Sythe Zanyz IV smiles.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:hehe.. okay so skipping ahead some more..with more ongoing incidents to stain House Gorn’s honor… though forutnately there’s not as many potetnial people that can see what’s going on.
    Suzu does continue to pursue Calim. And the year goes by mostly uneventfully beyond that…
    There is one day when Imperion terl is apparnetly very angry after recieving news about something inovlving Dragon Band and a botched mission down in Ronen that involved someone’s manor getting burned down.
    Calim Gorn:lol… So me being betrothed to Alyssa doesn’t dissuade her?
    DM:Apparently they were angry at Terl for not havng the band respect the local laws.
    Calim Gorn:lol, oh yeah that mission
    DM:Well Suzu can’t realyl help it.. I eman she doesn’t actively try much but you can tell she’s still in love with you.
    Hachikomaru:guess prince charming wasnt absent from this version of justy’s report
    DM:lol yeah.
    Alyssa Toress:is that something from the last game?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    Hachikomaru:sef blew up this guys mansion
    Calim Gorn:Calim, Sefiros, and Justinia were trying to bust this guy doing something illegal, I forget what exactly
    And yeah we ended up blowing up his whole mansion
    Hachikomaru:soul magic, golem experiments etc
    Calim Gorn:Oh yeah that’s right
    DM:Nori continues to train hard…though is apparently still outclassed by everyone and has become increasingly bittera nd angry.
    Also in Dragon Band news there was a brief bit about mercenaries from Ronen attacking Thunderheart in Yt, fortuantely the attack didn’t do mcuh damage as some dragon band members were there to thwart it.
    Hachikomaru:riker is never gonna get his own ship
    Alyssa Toress:he does though
    Hachikomaru:im only counting the series…
    Alyssa Toress:ok
    Hachikomaru:not the horrible movies
    DM:Suzu though seems to be improving quite a bit.. all the magitech influnce has got her to focus more on her training, as she’s starting to be quite a proficient magitech armor pilot.
    Calim Gorn:Excellent
    DM:What you’ve done for her is defintiely paying off. heh. And at the end of the year… the wedding happens… btw who ddi you want to invite?
    Alyssa Toress:everyone
    Calim Gorn:Yeah not gonna snub anybody
    DM:Alyssa and Calim can invite others if they’d like… basically the noble families are automatically invited, but those filthy barbarians from Yt and such aren’t necessarily invited unless you make it a point to do so :P
    Alyssa Toress:i am gonna invite all 3 bands
    DM:heh okay.
    Calim Gorn:I figure Meerin is automatically invited since he’s the current seat on the council
    Young Geralt:hey, who you calling filthy
    Calim Gorn:I’d want to invite Daimyo Yoshinori too
    DM:Actually lemme see who the current council seat is.
    It rotates each year.
    Yeah it would be hydra who has it now actually.
    Calim Gorn:Heh nice
    DM:heh okay so inviting dragon band, emerald band and vengeance band and Yoshinori.
    Calim Gorn:I’d want to make sure that Meerin and whomever Geralt wants to invite is invited too
    Not gonna leave my bandmate’s clan out
    Alyssa Toress:hachis sisters
    Calim Gorn:Yeah like let everybody have their +1 or +2 or however many, heh
    The Queen can afford it
    Alyssa Toress:man its very sexist making the bride pay for the wedding
    DM:Yeah heh, she’s not worried about money.
    Alyssa Toress:cant believe i am marrying such a poor family
    DM:Also Sef you should probably update your profiel on the site so it’s linked to your sister heh.
    It still hasd you listed as having no siblings.
    Hachikomaru:yeah I’ll try to fix it sometime
    he has 2
    DM:heh, yeah if your not linked to your sisters it’s gonan be hard for me to find em :P
    Since they’er unattached pages and I don’t know their names lol
    Hachikomaru:i havent linked to em since i havent gotten around to filling out their shit much
    theyre just place holders mostly atm
    they aint imbued so
    Calim Gorn:lol well most of T’s character pages are just a name and not much else
    Hachikomaru:theyre Spring and Autumn, i forgot the japanese names
    DM:The weddign occurs a beautiful ceremony with most of the bands gathered…
    Hachikomaru:Haru and Aki i think
  • Young Geralt wil wear my best attire
    Hachikomaru:clean rags, instead of filthy rags?
    DM:All the band members show up, as it’d be rude not to show, and Daimyo Yoshinori shows up as well.
    Young Geralt:lol, hahaha
    DM:It’s held at Alara at the Queen’s castle there, amidst the beautiful gardens, though Tharian Gorn has also arranged for warriors in formal polished platemail to be part of the creermony.
    Alyssa Toress:is this gonna be a red wedding
    Calim Gorn:lol hopefully not
    DM:Mixing the beaty of the Toress with the Gorn military tradition.. along with enetertainment detailing the origins of House Gorn.
    Young Geralt:((i did find this pic for Vin though…. )
    Hachikomaru:more like a purple wedding prolly
    Alyssa Toress:purple?
    Young Geralt:
    Alyssa Toress:wowzors
    yeah that’s some cool artwork.
    Hachikomaru:joffrey’s wedding
    aka poisoned, he turnt purple
    Alyssa Toress:i never saw that one
    DM:Well you can count on your good buddy Sef to spoil it :P
    Hachikomaru:which picture, its just a gallery
    Alyssa Toress:no its not
    its the one with the girl with the axe and the horn and the bbear
    Calim Gorn:Heh, yeah it just opened a gallery for me too
    Young Geralt:hmm, odd
    Hachikomaru:thats the first one in the gallery
    or i assume thats the one you mean
    Young Geralt:oh, did i post my whole gallery?
    DM:yeah heh
    it was a gallery.
    Alyssa Toress:no you didnt geralt
    Young Geralt:Med Fasnt Female?
    Alyssa Toress:it worked fine
    Hachikomaru:yeah i dont have a pinterest account
    i need to make one
    DM:Just gonna do a few random IC conversations with people you meet…
    yeah I don’t either heh.
    Hachikomaru:theres alot of art on there everytime i find something i wanna use, i cant view the shit
    DM:lol. yeah.
    I should get around tomaking one at some point
    Young Geralt:i collect all sorts of RP pics on there.. star wars, fantasy, etc
    Alyssa Toress:its good for finding rpg art
    thats your gallery, the one you linked to wasnt tho
    Alyssa Toress:did we already have the ceremony
    Hachikomaru:but one of your pieces was 1st one in it
    Alyssa Toress:is this the reception now?
    DM:Are any of you hanging out together, or just mingingly in individaul conversations?
    Hachikomaru:i saw your name on the bottom so i clicked on that
    Alyssa Toress:i am gonna hang out with everyone and be nice
    dance with my dad
    dance with calim
    DM:It’ still preceremony… It’s a royal wedding so lots of entertainment pre-ceremony and such
    Feats and scuh.
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    i have to be in hiding!
    Calim Gorn:Are they following the tradition that I’m not supposed to see the bride in her dress / before the ceremony?
    Alyssa Toress:no one can see me first
    Young Geralt:this my Star Wars one…
    Yeah, she isn’t out there yet, well her family is allowed to see her and such.
    Just gonna put people on different groups on the map to reflect who you’re talking to…
    one sec…
    Hachikomaru:I’ll find Hana, i prolly dont see her much since she graduated
    Calim Gorn:Naturally I’ll be talking to Laventa at some point, lol
    Alyssa Toress:i’ll be talking with ariell of course
    DM:Hana is trying to get a peek atthe bride….
    Alyssa Toress:hana not today
    Young Geralt:I’ll get to know some of the new band in genral, nothing specific
    DM:heh okay.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’d be interested in meeting them too
    DM:Geralt gets approached by Alyssa’s new friend Jewel.
    Calim Gorn:Want me to make a mini for Feyana? Heh
    Hachikomaru:yeah guess that aint a bad idea, meet the new recruits, I’ll just tag along with G
    Young Geralt:“Hello Jewel.”
    DM:one sec lemme just fishi setting up all the conversations heh.
    Young Geralt:np, take your time
    DM:Just like to set up tokens so you can visualize who is taliing to who (helps me too)
    You gonna stick with Geralt Sef?
    Hachikomaru:yeah i aint see G much lately, he’s been in Yt
    DM:heh okjay.. so you can move there.. .
    Hachikomaru:so i’ll hang out with him for a bit
    Calim Gorn:I can drop a mini for Feyana if you want it
    DM:heh okay.
    I mean I probably won’t have her do much yet since she’s not a played character yet
    Calim Gorn:Heh okay
    DM:Alright.. so… Calim is approached by Daimyo Makenki… Alyssa is talking to Arielle and Jewel is currently talking to Geralt as Sef walks over…
    Jewel:“So you’re the guy that can turn into the big white bear right?”
    Alyssa Toress:“how did i end up married before you?”
    Jewel:(pretty mcuh says that before actually introducing herself)
  • Hachikomaru raises a skeptical brow.
    Jewel:(that was to Geralt heh)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Jewel:(Hachi is just within hearing range which for him is a lto)
    Young Geralt:“No, that is my friend Hachi here.”
    Princess Arielle Toress:“I have no idea…. hwo did that happen, mother didn’t say anything about it, so I assumed it had to be your idea.”
    Alyssa Toress:“it was actually”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Congratulations Calim.”
    Alyssa Toress:“it makes mother happy and i am happy”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“She’s quite a woman.”
    Calim Gorn:“Greetings, Daimyo Makenki. Thank you.”
    Alyssa Toress:“you know how i am arielle”
    “i happen to like men a lot right”
    “and calim said he would be okay with that soooooooo”
    Princess Arielle Toress:“Yeah.. about that… I mean, Dragon band was saying that Calim wasn’t really into girls.. that was the rumor.”
    Alyssa Toress:“it makes mother happy and i get to enjoy myself”
    Jewel:“Wait… so oh…”
  • Jewel looks over towards Hachi.
    Calim Gorn:“Any advice for a man on the verge of his nuptials?”
    Jewel:“Soyu can transform into the dog then…. and he’s the bear?”
    Young Geralt:“Nice….”
    Alyssa Toress:“even if he doesnt like girls i am sure he can lie with me enough for a few children”
    Jewel:“That’s so cool, Iv’e always wanted to learn how to do animal transformations.. I mean assuming I had any magical knowledge.. but I don’t….”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Everyone was surprised you two got together. It was a bit sudden.”
  • Daimyo Ryuu Makenki smirks.
    Young Geralt:“No, I don;t cahange into anything. He’s just a big furry something.. yes a dog.”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“SO waht’s the story?”
  • Calim Gorn smirks… “Why do you assume there’s a story?”
  • Princess Arielle Toress nods.
    Alyssa Toress:“have you lost it yet?”
    Calim Gorn:“It’s standard fare for the families of Rahseld to marry into each other for political benefit. I’m sure you’ve seen it before.”
  • Princess Arielle Toress smirks.
    Princess Arielle Toress:“A lady never tells.”
  • Alyssa Toress laughs
    Young Geralt:“I assumed you meant him, bear, dog, many get it all confused.”
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“True.. but I have a feeling there’s more to this one.”
    Alyssa Toress:“you are lucky everyone is too busy talking about me instead”
    Hachikomaru:“Where are you from?” he says curiously.
    Alyssa Toress:“i went to ronen over the summer and the bards were talking about me non stop”
  • Calim Gorn shrugs, “Sorry to disappoint then, Daimyo.”
    Alyssa Toress:“it was just business really”
    Princess Arielle Toress:“Such is the life of a princess.. I keep telling you to learn some of that illusion magic.”
  • Hachikomaru gives her a sniff.
    Princess Arielle Toress:“A few fey enchantments and they won’t even know it’s you.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah but why hide my beautiful looks”
    Princess Arielle Toress:“Also good to catcha cheating husband too.”
  • Princess Arielle Toress smiles.
    Alyssa Toress:“i plan to cheat so he can all he wants”
    “a toress tradition”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:“i am sure mother has her own lovers other than father”
    Jewel:“So he transforms into a bear and a dog…”
    “I was told the white haired one transformed into something…”
  • Princess Arielle Toress puts her finger to her mouth to do a shhh gesture
    Princess Arielle Toress:“We don’t talk abut that…”
    “And it’s not proper to let your husband get away with that, you are a Toress after all.”
    Alyssa Toress:“maybe you can find a nice guy today”
  • Daimyo Ryuu Makenki smiles at Calim.
    Young Geralt:((hachi has white hair right?)_)
    Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“It’s always more fun when they dn’t speak.”
    “Because now I know there’s a secret.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i think there is just one girl he is interested in”
    “but i dont know who”
  • Calim Gorn chuckles… “Believe what you wish, Daimyo.”
    Princess Arielle Toress:“Are you sure it’s a girl?”
    Alyssa Toress:“i guess not i dont think he ever said”
    Princess Arielle Toress:“Sythe said he gave him a weird look once…”
    Hachikomaru:yeah he has silvery white hair, thats prolly why shes confused
    Alyssa Toress:“that might be because i am still sleeping with sythe?”
    Hachikomaru:since we both got similar hair
    Alyssa Toress:“maybe he is jealous”
    Princess Arielle Toress:"Well Sythe said it was more like… "
  • Princess Arielle Toress starts to giggle.
    Princess Arielle Toress:“You know what, it’s probably just silly to think that way.
    Alyssa Toress:”well we will find out tonight"
    Young Geralt:“Well Hachi has white hair too, you heard about him.”
    Jewel:“oh I thought he was Sefiros… you must be Sefiros then.”
    “I have a bunch of friends in your fan club.”
    Calim Gorn:rofl
    Jewel:“Tehy’re going to be so jealous when I tell them I met you!”
  • Young Geralt laughs
    Hachikomaru:“Hana’s protege?”
  • Hachikomaru says looking to Geralt as she never shuts up.
    Young Geralt:“No, I’m Geralt. Sef if from Dragon band.”
    DM:The daimyo moves off… though Calim is greeted by another person.
    Calim Gorn:Oh lord
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    Sylara Toress II:“You must be Calim. I’m Sylara, nice to meet you.”
    Hachikomaru:“So where are you from fast talker.”
  • Calim Gorn smiles, “Nice to meet you, Sylara.”
    Hachikomaru:“Ronen, it smells like.”
    Jewel:“You’re Geralt? The great monster hunter? Wow!”
    “I heard you took down an Oni… and yeah I’m from Ronen.”
  • Young Geralt laughs again….
    Jewel:“What was it like? I always wanted to try to take down an Oni! Well I wanted to take down anything big and monstrous.”
    “I’m gonna be a great monster hunter one of these days.”
    Young Geralt:“I was beginning to wonder if you even heard of me.”
  • Sylara Toress II gives Calim a hug.
    Sylara Toress II:“I’m so glad you married Alyssa. That’s great for you too!”
  • Calim Gorn blinks and seems a bit surprised…
    Calim Gorn:“Err… Thank you…?”
    “You… know Alyssa, I assume…?”
    Princess Arielle Toress:“Yeah, I’d give you older sister advice on what to do.. but I don’t think you need that.”
    Hachikomaru:“My sensitive ears need a break from this onslaught.”
    “Enjoy your new friend Geralt.”
    Sylara Toress II:“Yeah Alyssa is the best. You’re getting a really good wife.”
  • Hachikomaru scurries away.
    Young Geralt:“I didn’t do it alone. Remember that no matter what you hear in the stories. To take down the big ones you have to work with your bandmates, not against them.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i mean i am okay with men i think”
    Jewel:“Where’s he going? I don’t smell bad do I?”
    “He said I smelled like Ronen, that’s not an insult is it?”
  • Jewel sniffs herself.
    Calim Gorn:(Have I heard of Sylara before? Like would I know she’s a Toress?)
    DM:Yeah you’d know that.
    Calim Gorn:Ah okay, heh
    DM:I mean she has a pretty distinctive Toress look about her anyway. dspite not being imbued.
    She’s hot herself heh.
    Young Geralt:“He can be sensitive sometimes. Just go ask to scratch him behind the ears, he likes that.”, Geralt smiles.
    Jewel:“Are you saying I smell bad?”
    Young Geralt:“No, no.”
    DM:Arielle leaves the room and the Queen comes in to see Alyssa.
  • Young Geralt gets in close to sniff around her neck….
    Alyssa Toress:“hello mother”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Well it’s the big day, are you excited?”
    Calim Gorn:“Well, I’m glad you’re excited for us. Thank you for your kind words.”
    Alyssa Toress:“of course”
    Young Geralt:“You smell like a lady should.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i become an honest woman today”
  • Jewel breathes a sigh of relief.
    Young Geralt:“Maybe your perfume hurt his sensitive nose.”
    “So that was quite a show the other day. That was how I knew your name… when you ran into the Princess.”
  • Hachikomaru goes to pay Suzu a visit, curious of his situation.
    Alyssa Toress:“no more sin for me”
    DM:Suzu is sitting pretty quietly at a table.
    Suzu Ueno:"Oh hey Hachi. "
  • Hachikomaru bows politely.
    Young Geralt:“Is speed your specialty?”
    Hachikomaru:“May I sit?”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Well you can’t go to your wedding thing it the end of your excitement…”
    Hachikomaru:good luck when its nerfed :-p
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Though you just need to add a certain level fo maturity to things.”
    Hachikomaru:Speed cap, that is
    Alyssa Toress:what did she say in the first line?
    Hachikomaru:Instead of the Flash, we’ll call her the Flush
    Alyssa Toress:it doesnt make sense
    Jewel:“Yeah, I’m really fast! I’m strong too.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Well you can’t go to your wedding thinking it is the end of your excitement…”
    Calim Gorn:(Justy 2.0?)
    Hachikomaru:justy wasnt fast tho
    we always left her in the dust
    Alyssa Toress:“you know it wont be”
    Hachikomaru:that was the problem
    Calim Gorn:Yeah true
    Alyssa Toress:“i just need to be a bit more discreet i suppose”
    “calims brother was upset about me being seen with a band mate in ronen”
    Young Geralt:“Really, how strong?”, Geralt says seriously but with a grin.
    Hachikomaru:or well i guess she prolly was fas compared to a human
    we just were speed whores in comparison
    i think
    Alyssa Toress:“i only slept with him to further my political goals”
    Jewel:“Well stronger than I look, it’s the imbued gifts. The speed too. Though I guess I probably don’t look that fast. Hey you want to show me your weapon? I bet it’s really awesome.”
  • Queen Chiesa Toress nods.
    Alyssa Toress:“i will keep these things in private”
    “but i am hounded by rumor no matter what i do”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Sometimes I’m sad you’re not inheriting the throne, you’d make an excellent queen too.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i am not overly upset by it”
    Sylara Toress II:(looks over towards Hachi)
    Young Geralt:((i wouldn’t have myswords at the wedding))
    Sylara Toress II:“Hey, is that the guy that can turn into a giant dog?”
    Alyssa Toress:“it is what it is”
  • Calim Gorn glances over… “Ah yes, that’s him. Hachikomaru.”
    Alyssa Toress:“and arielle will be a fine queen”
    Sylara Toress II:“Does he use kung fu? As the dog…”
    Alyssa Toress:“and by not being queen i will be more free to manuevr for our benefit”
    Hachikomaru:dog fu?
    Calim Gorn:“No, he just bites. And drools acid.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i can be her hand that is free to do what she cant openly”
    Suzu Ueno:“Yeah of course sit down.”
  • Queen Chiesa Toress nods.
    Alyssa Toress:“but you are still young yet”
    Hachikomaru:“Well, it seems you haven’t gotten your heart’s desire.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“I know you’ll be great for our family and Arielle will always stiick by you, it’s important you two always be close.”
    Hachikomaru:“At least some of it.” he says glancing to Calim
  • Suzu Ueno looks over to Calim with some longing.
    Hachikomaru:“I hear you’re quite a skilled pilot now.”
    Suzu Ueno:“Yeah.. I guess I was kinda stupid thinking that right.. I mean I’m not anywhere near as pretty as the princess…”
    Young Geralt:“They are not really anything super special, it is all in how you use them. Though as I grow in skill, I will embue my blades with enhancements.”
    Sylara Toress II:“He drools acid?!”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Hachikomaru:“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder my uncle says.”
    Alyssa Toress:“do you think arielle will get married soon?”
    Calim Gorn:(Heh, well I told Suzu that I couldn’t be with her because our families were probably going to hook us up, it isn’t like I turned her down because I preferred to be with Alyssa necessarily)
    Jewel:“I have a really great weapon… it’s a projected flail that also transforms into a high powered rifle and it folds up for easy transport!”
  • Hachikomaru taps his nails on the table, displaying his boredom.
  • Calim Gorn hopes Sylara gets bored of him soon…
    Queen Chiesa Toress:"I hope so… I’ve been trying to convince her but sometimes i feel she’s hopeless… "
    “She’s more interested in trying to involve herself in polciy than in producing eventual heirs.”
    Young Geralt:“That does sound interesting. My familiarity is not with the tech of your country.”
    Hachikomaru:“Has Nori given you any trouble since our encounter last time?”
  • Suzu Ueno shakes her head.
    Alyssa Toress:“well if she doesnt produce an heir then i do become queen”
    Suzu Ueno:“Not like before… but he’s usually in a bad mood.”
    Hachikomaru:“Are you enjoying your service to Lord Yoshinori thus far?”
  • Queen Chiesa Toress nods.
    Young Geralt:“You should show it to Suzu. She has a great interest in that sort of stuff.”
    Alyssa Toress:“but it would be a long time in the future”
    “she would probably change her mind by then and let a man put a baby in her”
    Young Geralt:“She is the one over there by Hachi.”
    Suzu Ueno:“Yeah it’s great, I can’t believe Calim did all that for me.. it’s just like the stories about handsome knights coming off to rescue the girl…”
    Hachikomaru:“And your family, how have they taken it?”
    Jewel:“Really? She’s a monster hunter?”
    Alyssa Toress:“she wouldnt tell me if shes even laid with a man yet”
    Hachikomaru:“Well you’re lucky in that regard.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Well she wouldn’t go bragging about such things, though I did hear she was interested in that Taesian from the Wolfheart for some time…”
    Hachikomaru:“The only other option was to find you a pliable husband.”
    Alyssa Toress:“its not bragging we are sisters”
    “sisters can we safe to gossip to each other”
    Young Geralt:“No, she’s just a friend.”
    Hachikomaru:“It’s good to have friends in high places.” he says raising his brows with a smirk
    Jewel:“I didn’t think they knew how to use magitech in Makoro.”
    Sylara Toress II:“I’m going to go see the big dog.”
  • Sylara Toress II walks over to Hachi.
    Hachikomaru:“If you woul…….”
  • Queen Chiesa Toress nods.
  • Hachikomaru is interupted as he’s about to leave.
    Calim Gorn:“He likes it when you scratch behind his ear.”
  • Calim Gorn calls after Sylara
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Well you never know who is listening.. always expect someone to be trying to lsiten in.”
    “It’s an unfortunate problem with beinga Toress.”
    Hachikomaru:“Another Toress? How many of you are there?”
    Alyssa Toress:“yes that is true”
    “everyone always wants to know my private life”
  • Sylara Toress II reaches out to scratch Hachi behind the ear.
  • Calim Gorn breathes a sigh of relief as Sylara finally leaves him alone…
    Sylara Toress II:“Calim said you’d like this.”
  • Hachikomaru gives Calim a “eat shit” look, and turns a bit red, perhas in embarassment.
    Alyssa Toress:“how do you keep things… discreet?”
  • Calim Gorn snickers, grinning at Hachi
    Hachikomaru:“Remind me to disembowel him later.” he jokes
  • Hachikomaru says that glancing over to Suzu.
    Hachikomaru:“I must admit, that was more than the usual bow, or handshake I am accustomed to.”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“Well… I have picked up some fey magic tricks, even Arielle knows some of it too, though we don’t talk about it too mcuh. Never want peopel to know what we can do. She evenknows how to inflience emotions with her magic.”
    Hachikomaru:“Do you make it a habit to scratch the ears of strangers? Or is this your first time?”
    Queen Chiesa Toress:“But you never want to let that out… because it amkes everyone suspcious if they can’t trust their own feelings.”
    Alyssa Toress:“so i should maybe..hide a bit?”
    Sylara Toress II:“Well I do it with strange dogs.”
    Young Geralt:“They don’t, but we found her talent and have been cultivating it.”
    Sylara Toress II:“Does that count?”
    Hachikomaru:“You should be careful. You’re likely to get bit that way.”
  • Jewel nods.
    Alyssa Toress:“disguises and trips to secret houses in the city and change carriages so i am not followed?”
    Hachikomaru:“I would introduce myself, but it seems you already know who I am. I’m afraid I am at a disadvantage my lady.” he says forcing himself to be polite
    Jewel:“Well I’ll guess I’ll mingle a ltitle bit…. but maybe you can show me your swords sometime well next year probably since our training is over.”
    Sylara Toress II:“I’ve never been bitten so far.”
    Hachikomaru:“A toress of some kind, at least you smell like the rest of them.”
    Alyssa Toress:T are we getting 3 points at the end of this session btw?
    i am gonna stat up some spells if we are
    DM:yeah you’ll be getting some points.
    I still owe you guys some heh.
    Have to see how many but I’ll give some prolly. lemme see my log
    yah prolly give you 3 points.
    Sylara Toress II:“Yeah… I’m Sylara Toress. Alyssa’s cousin.”
    Hachikomaru:“I see.”
    “This is Suzu Ueno, my bandmate.”
  • Sylara Toress II starts to reach out and touch Hachi’s tail fur..
    Young Geralt:“Sure, have a good break.”
    Sylara Toress II:“It’s so soft….”
    “NIce to meet you Suzu.”
  • Suzu Ueno bows and introduces herself as well.
    Hachikomaru:“Yes, well at least you haven’t tried to hack a piece off so far.”
    “The girls in Yt are a bit forward.”
    DM:Alright gonna fast forward a bit… unelss you had anything pressing to say, just wanted a few isolated RP scenes and introduce a few new characters.
    Hachikomaru:“I’m rather attached to it, I’m afraid.”
    nothing particular
    Calim Gorn:I’ll be sure to catch up with Laventa at some point, but I’m assuming she doesn’t really have a lot to say at the moment, heh
    DM:yeah heh.
    Also you do run into Baelis who apparently showed up to hit the open bar.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:prolly has an AoE to drink all booze in a single turn
    Young Geralt:where has Vin been during all this btw?
    Calim Gorn:Good thing I’m not paying for the booze
    DM:ANd Hana gets escorted back to the ceremony after apparently getting caught trying to sneak in.
    Oh Vin has been around talking with variuos people mostly hanging with Geralt when eh’s not occupied, just wanted to have you guys meet some new people with your RP scenes. heh.
    Young Geralt:ok
    DM:So fast forwarding to the ceremony itself.. as the princess emerges, made more beautiful than ever with a really expensive wedding dress and her hair done up perfectly and such.
  • Alyssa Toress smiles a lot
    Calim Gorn:“Wow…”
    Jewel:“She’s so pretty!”
  • Jewel darts around as a blur of speed almost moving about to get a better look from variuos angles and commenting on her.
    Hana Makenki:“So… pretty…”
  • Hana Makenki looks wide eyed at the princess, totally enraptured.
  • Young Geralt leans over to Vin…
    Hachikomaru:“I hear she’s slept with every BUT you at this point.” he teases Hana with a whisper in her ear
    DM:Hana seems totalyl zoned out looking at Alyssa.
    Young Geralt:“As nice as she looks on this day, she will never compare to you.”
    Viniira the Horned:“Yeah I could take her in a fight easy.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:didnt she lose in the tournament
    Viniira the Horned:“She’s lucky she never had to fight us.”
    DM:Alyssa’s father walks with Alyssa while the Queen performs the ceremony herself.
    It’s a bit unusual having the queen perform the ceremony as opposed ot one of the templar, which is a much more common occurance.. though… it is the queen’s priviledge…
  • Daimyo Ryuu Makenki snaps his fingers to no avail around hana to try to snap her out of her trance as she watches Alyssa walk down the aisle.
    DM:I’m gonna skip over the actual ceremony for the most part… since you can imagine thet ypical vows… wuith the added undertone of the queen threatening Calim to treat her daughter well or he’s going to have his balls fried off.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Of course said in a much more subtle polite way… but that’s the general message.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’ll swear the vows and so on
    DM:Anise and Helenia cry seeing the beautiful ceremony…
    Hachikomaru:have to get a dolly to cart Hana off
    DM:Hamidar and Sefiros seem to be the only two who aren’t really impressed at all, looking with their usual apathy and practiced stoicism.
    Sythe seems unexpected happy so much so that it maeks Calim a bit nervous.
    And he can’t help but wonder if some stone is rigged with some kind of trap to take him out.
  • Calim Gorn glances around a little, wondering what canary Sythe ate
    DM:Fortuanteyl everything goes without incident…
    Young Geralt:cause he knows he can boink Alyssa without having to listen to her daily shit
    DM:The reception afterwards has plenty of dancing and such… there isn’t too much going on beyodnw aht you’d expect so unless you want to RP stuff out we can just skip ahead…
    Though Sylara does follow around hachi, petting him and appaerntly somewhat obsessed with his fluffy tail.
    Calim Gorn:I’m okay with skipping
    Alyssa Toress:nah we can skip
    DM:There are a few of the servants who try to flirt with Geralt though are quickly discouraged by a hostile glance by Viniira.
    Young Geralt:servants.. that is ALL i rate
    DM:Well you are from Yt among a castle in Rahseld, the noblewomen can’t publicly be seen with you….
    Of course in private, who knows….
    But it wouldn’t be proper to be flirting with a savage like yourself amidst a formal wedding.
    Young Geralt:they want to see how savage i really am… deep inside
    DM:hehe yeah some of them do.
    Soi perhaps afterwards you could try to seek some comfort assuming you coudl get away from Vin. heh.
    Young Geralt:nah, i’m not a cheater
    Vin keeps me happy
    DM:As for the wedding night.. Alyssa sneaks off whiel Calim is basically gonna beleft in the room alone? heh.
    Young Geralt:not gonna risk pissing her off ;)
    she does have a flaming axe.
    Alyssa Toress:“so calim are you going to take your marriage dues?”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm? What do you mean?”
    Alyssa Toress:“me”
    “if not i am going leave”
    “i have someone waiting in the city”
    DM:Hana also eventualyl ends up passed out… and Helenia has to examine her, concluding jokingly that she’s been hit by a form of MindDeath and having to use a spell to shock her back into cognition.
    Alyssa Toress:“i hope you made your plans with whoever it is you are really in love with”
    “or are you going to be in the room alone tonight?”
    Calim Gorn:“I suppose I can make plans if you’d rather go out.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i mean i thought you didnt actually want me”
    Calim Gorn:“I thought the same of you…”
    Alyssa Toress:“well i dont care either way”
    “like i said i made alternate plans”
    Calim Gorn:“Mind you it isn’t that I don’t find you attractive. You were stunning during the ceremony.”
    Young Geralt:wow, what a bitch, not even gonna give you some on the wedding night
    Alyssa Toress:“who is it anyway”
    “people say you like men”
    alyssa would sleep with him but he wont geralt
    DM:Calim is clearly part of the Sefiros fan club.
    Alyssa Toress:hes too obsessed with laventa
    “if you want to bed me then by all means”
    Calim Gorn:“Certainly I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t want to really… But I’m afraid my lover is a bit jealous.”
    Alyssa Toress:“oh well”
    “i’m gonna ask again you know”
    “someday you will tell me who she or he is”
    Calim Gorn:“Are you sure you really want to know?”
    Young Geralt:ok, i just thought she snuck off, leaving him behind
    Alyssa Toress:tabs sister would try to kill me if he slept with alyssa
    DM:Laventa mgiht be slightly unhinged….
    Alyssa Toress:lol yeah
    Calim Gorn:“I’m afraid she’s a bit shy about coming forward. Sorry.”
    Alyssa Toress:she is a psycho
    “oh well”
  • Alyssa Toress casts a spell to disguise her self
    Alyssa Toress:“have fun”
  • Alyssa Toress teleports away
    Calim Gorn:Thought you couldn’t teleport lol
    DM:heh, well she’s probably power stunting it. heh.
    Alyssa Toress:i took the 3 points we are getting at the end of this session that we should have gotten last session :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:I mean any aela casting can teleport.
    Alyssa makes off to her secret rendevous and Calim stays in the room with his trusty hand?
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:lol sneak laventa in there
    Calim Gorn:Unless Laventa feels like having a little fling while Alyssa is gone
    DM:heh well that’s kinda risky trying to teleport in there… I mean teher are wards and such to prevent unathorized access around the castle.
    Aka, the Hana protocol.
    And it’ll be weird if Calim leaves the room and is wandering around
    UNless he doesn’t care if people think he’s gay lol.
    Calim Gorn:lol, he doesn’t really
    Hachikomaru:if they think you’re gay less chance to think you’re banging your sister right?
    Calim Gorn:Indeed
    DM:Well I eman that’s kinda the first thing they’ll suspect as opposed to incest.
    They’ll just figure he’s not into girls.
    The incest thing is more obscure. heh.
    There’s a lot more people envisoning some kind of gay bestiality going on with him and Hachi.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:yeah they’ll accuse him of banging falsion instead
    DM:Yeah, I mean Alyssa is super hot, so it’s kinda like.. if you don’t like her, they’re kinda figuring he doesn’t like girls period. lol.
    So in that sense it’s a good cover wedding.
    Young Geralt:lol
    DM:Hell even if he was gay…. they’d figure Alyssa could turn him
    So it’s basically between gay, impotence and eunuch now…
    Those are the prevaling rumors.
    Some people are theorizing some kinda fighting accident. perhaps involving Hachis acid perhaps.
    Migth have got splashed and no longer works and the waters of Aylanae couldn’t heal it.
    Others are blaming Hamidar too :P
    The place is wild with rumors about Calim, especially after he sneaks out and is noticed by various servants and such
    Alright so going to fast forward to next yera anyway, not sure if you had any special plans for summer vacation.
    Calim Gorn:Banging my sister, lol
    DM:Like I said things gonna speed up since th3re’s not as many events anymore and I dind’t wnat to get too indepth with Vengeance band. heh.
    lol…. yeah… figured :P
    The next year begins as normal… year 6 with surprisingly low amounts of drama… though the big thing of note in this year seems to be Nori… who has improved significantly…
    His levels of Mana (or Ki to the Makoro natives) has elevated at an unnatural rate.. giving him exceptional healing, and increased strength and speed…
    You’re all shocked in training as what seemed to be the weakest of the group has gained a tremendous amount of strength over the summer…. at a more or less impossible rate…
    Calim Gorn:Clearly he’s been doping with Nuumia
    Or the sphere o’ doom
    DM:Unelss any of you are gonna address that in some way we can fast foprward through that year…
    Calim Gorn:Heh, kinda curious what his explanation is for it at least
    DM:His expalnation if asked seems to be some “intense training regimen and proper diet and exercise” rationale which almost all of you are pretty sure is bullshit unless you have an sinight bonus of +0 or something.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    “What do the rest of you think of the change that Nori has undergone? It seems rather… pronounced.”
    DM:Who you asking here?
    Calim Gorn:Hachi, Geralt, Alyssa
    DM:heh okay.
    Alyssa Toress:hes on the juice
    DM:Just wanted to know if there’s any NPCs there.
    Young Geralt:“Seems kind of odd. Though if it not hurting anything…”
    Alyssa Toress:“i dont know husband i am not sure what it could be”
    Calim Gorn:Might ask Masaru too, he did some training or whatever that enhanced his ki and such
    DM:Yeah Masaru’s improvement was kinda gradaul, I eman he was always a pretty good fighter, he just got some new tricks. heh.
    With Nori it was basically like night and day.
    Beforfe he was the weakest of the group and now he’s possibly the strongest.
    Hachikomaru:hamidar had him juiced
    ie T didnt have his sheet statted up before, and now he does! :-p
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:“Some of us are late bloomers apparently.”
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I mean I’m curious about it but if there’s no evidence of anything threatening or illegal then not really much we can do I guess, unless we stalk him or something
    Hachikomaru:he’s been replaced by aliens perhaps
    DM:heh okay you can just continue on with your regular routine until something else happens.
    Hachikomaru:yeah we dont wanna ask, and him go on a roid rage and hulk out on us
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:STONE COLD! STONE COLD!
    DM:There’s also rumors going around that Taesian Stormblood of Dragonband killed a mayor in Ronen, aloing with his young son as some kind of vengeance for the attack of mercenaries on Thunderheart earlier this year…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Good old lone wolf Taesian
    DM:And he’s finally sentenced by the council to a steep fine and some sanctions.
    There was also aapparently an Earth Demons care of orts at the wolfheart settlement a ew months later.
    Though it turned out to be nothing.
    Sythe Zanyz also joined the guild of swords, becoming one of their military commanders, rapidly rising thorug hthe ranks.
    Beyond that the year passed without incident going into year 7 of your training…
    Assuming you don’t do much during the summer beyond more of the same.
    If you had some desire to do some more solo stuff we can do that, otherwise i"Ll just FF through the major events.
    Calim Gorn:I think we’re kinda fishing for plot hooks at this point, heh
    Nori might be worth investigating more, I’m just not sure how to go about that without being blatant about it
    Young Geralt:just major stuff is fine with me
    DM:As the next year begins, there’s rumors in a few months of lots of other stuff going on in the empire… specifically stories of an expedition o the icy continent of Ssthiyen and rumors of some kind ofboject unearthed… the expedition also led to the disappearances of Hamidar’s father Duwar Garaz.
    Hachikomaru:oh yeah is that the guy Sef fought?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    DM:Also rumors were going around that Erasmus Zanyz along with the Sun Clan had dsicovered traitors among the Moonspeaker clan in Yt and wiped them out with the Zanyz laying claim to the mine.
    Hachikomaru:there was a woman too wasnt there?
    i remember dueling a few imbued i think
    DM:Yeah Sefiros killed another Garaz, Selehana Garaz.
    Hachikomaru:damn 2?
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    I remember her now
    DM:Well they don’t know what happened to Duwar.
    Hachikomaru:garaz exterminator
    DM:He’s just missing.
    Hachikomaru:ah ok so the chick came to see what happened to duwar?
    DM:Selehana Sef ended up killing thiough he manages to escape the trial without any punishment as they find it justifiable homicide.
    Hachikomaru:i forget what exactly happened
  • Calim Gorn expresses his condolences to Hamidar and hopes that they find him soon
    Calim Gorn:find his father soon, rather
  • Hachikomaru does so as well, having some empathy having lost his father.
    DM:Tehre’s just a ton of rumors surrounding it and nobody is exactly giving you the full story, they may not even have it.
    Hamidar seems increasingly depressed, but also determined to find his father’s killer… he currently suspects Sefiros, though he’s thinking of leaving training to go track him downl.
    It’s hard to separate the fact from the fiction… though there is apparently some kind of feud between Ellenya Toress (Alyssa’s Cousin) and the new president of the Guild of Swords, a man named Honorius Lastar.
    Apparently they stole her magitech armor prototype and there was a sizeable fine sent against lastar for this unlawful seizure.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah those bastards
    They “lost” it too
    DM:The end of year 7 before vacation brigns with it the biggest surprise of all though…
    And this part we can RP out since it’s pretty major…
    Alyssa Toress:is it war
    its war isnt it
    DM:There is word of the Earth demons returning and a great battle at both Vigilance and Thunderheart…
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah
    This was where the Earth Demons emerged again
    Alyssa Toress:oh man we are gonna get called to war huh
    DM:Oh yeah, another event I actually forgot to metnion.. appaerntly Imperion Terl earlier that year was releived of his duties… since Dragon Band turned out to have a ton of fucks ups.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:And they decided someone was better off training the bands from now on.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah they sent him out to Vigilance didn’t they?
    DM:Yeah heh.
    Calim Gorn:Poor bastard
    DM:He’s replaced by Imperion Valia Dreamborn. an older woman who previously helped teach the imperial ethics class.
    (Dragon Band had a lot of issues with Ethics)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:She gathers your band together for an announcement… bringing both Emerald and Vengeance band into the hall…
    Imperion Valia Dreamborn:“I know you’ve all heard many things about what’s going on… so I wanted to tell you the truth as we know it…”
  • Calim Gorn crosses his arms as he listens
    Imperion Valia Dreamborn:“Tinigath and the Earth Demons are on the move… A few hours ago there was an attack… on both Thudnerheart and Vigilance.”
  • Young Geralt listens intently, wondering why we just talking…..
    Imperion Valia Dreamborn:“Early reports are still coming in… but it appears that THunderheart managed to hold against the onslaught… Vigilance was not so lucky..”
    “We have learned that Princess Arielle was badly injured in the attack… and is on an airship returning to Aylanae to now.”
    Alyssa Toress:oh god i am gonna be the heir arent i
    Imperion Valia Dreamborn:“Your old instructor Imperion Terl is reported to be among the dead.”
  • Calim Gorn frowns…
    DM:There are gasps around the room.
    Calim Gorn:“Damn…”
    “He didn’t deserve that.”
    Imperion Valia Dreamborn:“Your training will resume as normal until we hear otherwise… your work here is more important than ever.”
    Calim Gorn:“We are not needed on the frontlines?”
    Alyssa Toress:“i hope arielle is going to be okay”
    Young Geralt:“Neither did the rest in Vigilance.”
  • Calim Gorn nods to Alyssa, squeezing her hand in a show of empathy
    Imperion Valia Dreamborn:“You are still trainees… I don’t want to send you out until I’m certain you’re ready.”
    Suzu Ueno:“I can’t believe it…. poor Arielle…”
    Anise Dreamborn:“We need to be out there fighting, the empire needs us….”
  • Viniira the Horned clutches her axe.
    Viniira the Horned:“Our people need us…”
    Calim Gorn:(Has Laventa been involved in any of the fighting?)
    DM:Nah she’s mostly stayed out of it.. for now.
    You didn’t hear of her going to fight yet.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, okay
    DM:Though many other members of Dragonband were involved.
    Imperion Valia Dreamborn:“For now return to your rooms, we’ll keep you updated with what we learn…”
    Viniira the Horned:(to Geralt) “We should get to the nearest airship out of here… we need to get into the fight, even if we have to stowaway…”
    Young Geralt:“I feel the same as you Vin, but if we rush off now, alone, we will not be able to do as much as with the rest of the band.”
    “We will likely die and think of all the lives lost because we were not there in force.”
    DM:I’ll give Geralt a persuasion check to try to convince Viniira to hold her emotions.. heh.
    Young Geralt:not trained, one sec
    DM:yeah you can roll x2 presence if untrained
    can add your attractive bnus too. heh.
    Young Geralt:which is?
    Calim Gorn:5 if you got 2 ranks
    Alyssa Toress:“this was going to happen someday i suppose”
    “there was stirrings of war for a while”
    Young Geralt:only 1 rank
    Calim Gorn:
    2 then I think
    “Unfortunate that it had to be this day… Though I don’t suppose any day would be fortunate.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i need to go see arielle when she gets here”
    DM:Viniira seems to hold her ethusiasm to get to the battle… Geralt managing to keep her calm and not doing anything stupid and rash at the current time.
    Though clearly she’s still very upset about it…
  • Calim Gorn nods to Alyssa
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, hopefully having you there will help her recover.”
    Young Geralt:so is he, will console her
    Masaru Oshiro:“The Oshiro won’t stand for this… it’s time we took down Tinigath once and for all…”
    DM:Yeah most of the band goes up to Alyssa to console her as well… sending thier best wishes for Arielle.
    Calim Gorn:“I agree that’s a good start… But unless we vanquish the Earth Demons themselves, this will only happen again.”
  • Masaru Oshiro nods.
    Masaru Oshiro:“I included killing them too.”
  • Calim Gorn smiles a little, nodding his approval
    Suzu Ueno:“Do you think they’re going to call us to fight?”
  • Hachikomaru tries to stay reserved.
    Hachikomaru:“Possibly, but I doubt we will be considered important, until we finish our training.”
    Calim Gorn:“Perhaps, if the situation gets desperate enough… It seems that Thunderheart was able to hold them back somehow, so there may be hope even if Vigilance did not fare so well.”
    Young Geralt:“I certainly hope so. What are we going to learn in a year that will help?”
    Calim Gorn:“I wonder though what could have led Vigilance to fall… It was supposed to have state of the art defenses…”
    Vilar Elfglow:“If they cracked Vigilance, then Yt is practically defenseless…”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Eastern Ronen too…”
    “Neither has warriors to fight?”
    Vilar Elfglow:“Well I meant Vigilance had the seismic sensors that could detect Earth Demon burrowing…”
    “It was the early warning system.”
    “They could pop up anywhere…”
    Calim Gorn:“And yet those sensors didn’t seem to help it… Something isn’t right about this.”
    Young Geralt:“Unless the tech is not so great after all.”
    Hamidar Garaz:“Knowing death is coming for you doesn’t mean you can stop it.”
  • Hachikomaru nods.
    Alyssa Toress:“we will just wait to graduate and do the best we can”
    Hachikomaru:“No, it only helps if you plan to escape.”
    Calim Gorn:“Perhaps so… But they should have been well prepared at the least.”
    Alyssa Toress:“we shouldnt go off without finishing our training”
    Anise Dreamborn:“There was a theory that the awakening was just a small part of the Earth Demon forces… that greater armies rest below the ground”
    Nori Yuudai:“I am sure the Yuudai will stand with the empire in this war.”
    Vilar Elfglow:“War hasn’t formally been declared yet. It mgiht be liek last time…”
    Hamidar Garaz:“The princess is badly injured. War is happening.”
    Hachikomaru:“You certainly seem more prepared now than you did in years before.”
  • Hachikomaru says glancing to Nori.
    Nori Yuudai:“I am ready to reclaim the lost honor of the Yuudai.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Well Iv’e gota question.. how do we even fight Earth Demons? If they’re below the ground…”
    Hachikomaru:“It seems I may require a sword afterall.. Hmm.”
    Calim Gorn:“Go down there after them… Or wait for them to surface.”
    Young Geralt:assuming we going to finis up training… i’m getting tired and need to hit the sack
    also reminder I’ll be gone next weekend
    DM:Yeah we can stop here….
    ah okay.
    Well we can prolly still do some stuff next week… going to be some events and such…
    Young Geralt:so you said 3 points?
    DM:Definiteyl should finish the training segment.. actualyl I’m gonna bump it up since I passed another year. going to make it 6 points.
    Young Geralt:ok
    117 total, will get upgrades don and let you know changes
    you guys ar pretty clsoe to PL 8 anyway. I’m just gonnamake you 120 so you can start using your PL 8 versioopns
    Get you fully updated anyway. heh.
    Young Geralt:ok, yay
    Hachikomaru:i should prolly sink a point in ultra-hearing
    quake detection
    it actually dont really do much, but in this setting might actually be useful
Session 10

Herlock:wow sef is last huh
Tabris:Heh yeah
Herlock:hey i cant see the prep room for my token
Tabris:I think he’s got you in the arena and it’s vision blocked
DM:oh you were still in the arena
weird not sure why the main thing is revealed but the arena blocks out
That must be a feature of newer MT versions
where they remove all your vison or something
Tabris:Yeah heh
DM:Since that revealed area was from a p rior version it probably stays revealed
prob a memory saving device
Tabris:Yeah maybe
Herlock:let us see the arena then
Tabris:Yeah heh, I can’t see it at all from the prep room
Alyssa Toress:i found it!
its to the upper left
zoom out
Tabris:Yeah like I know it’s there but I can’t see it lol
Though I see some weird area to the north with an altar
DM:oh that’s casue Calim got removed from the arena when he lost heh.
Tabris:Not sure I want to know what that is
Alyssa Toress:lol
DM:oh heh that was a battlemap from last campaign :P
Alyssa Toress:am i allowed to have 0 toughness?
DM:if you want yeah. Assuming you’ve got 0 stamina.
Keep in mind that if overcapped, toughness is favored.
Alyssa Toress:what do you mean overcapped
Tabris:Like if you have Toughness 10 and Parry 10 your Parry will be reduced but Toughness won’t
Alyssa Toress:what if i have toughness 0 and parry 14
DM:You could do that legally.
Tabris:Heh that’s fine, that’s within cap
DM:Just watch out for perception and area attacks :P
Tabris:Though yoru Stamina score adds to Toughness
Also yeah, if you get hit with a Perception attack you’re fucked lol
DM:yeah that’s why I said he’d have to have 0 stamina.
Tabris:And even if you make the save for half on an AoE, you’ll still have to defend against half the damage which with no Toughness score is gonna be hard
Since the DC is 15+Damage
Alyssa Toress:hmm
what if i go 0 dodge / parry and 14 toughness
Tabris:Heh, well you could do that too, you could still conceivably be damaged but you’d be more durable overall
DM:yeah then the threat becomes stuff that doens’t target toughness.
Alyssa Toress:mmmm
DM:bsaically someone with a fort/will based attack can power att you for 5 every time
power attack
Tabris:Heh, well Fort and Will don’t balance with Toughness do they?
DM:nah they balance with each other.
Tabris:Yeah so you could still keep those up separately
DM:Yeah, though what I was saying is the guy could power attack 5 and basically be getting +5 effect on his will/fort DCs.
Tabris:Ah yeah, since he only has to hit a DC 10
To actually hit you
DM:Yeah, so in effect you’d be at -5 fort/will in a way.
Alyssa Toress:okay guys we got it figured out
0 dodge/ 0 parry parry
toughness 14, fort 14, will 14
Tabris:lol Fort and Will can’t both be 14
Alyssa Toress:yeah i can
DM:fort + will are capped.
Tabris:They balance with each other
Alyssa Toress::(
DM:best you coudl have is toughness 14, will 7, fort 7. heh.
Tabris:Yeah heh
Alyssa Toress:hmm
yeah lets go with that
Garrion:hello all
Tabris:The good news is Kaldar probably won’t be attacking Fort or Will
As for Sythe, who knows
Alyssa Toress:welp
no meta gaming T!
DM:There isn’t really metagaming in knowing your opponent doesn’t dodge.
you can plainly see that :PO
Young Geralt:so we getting set for round 2 of the tourney right?
Tabris:Yeah, if Sef ever shows up
DM:Yeah wonder where Sef is at.
Tabris:Though guess you could do Geralt and Viniira vs whoever
we can do their match first.. actually that’ll probbaly happen first anyway.
Alyssa Toress:how about a rank 10 fireball
is that good
30 power points
DM:well you can’t take a rank 10 area attack
that’s capped by Pl
Young Geralt:we get our opponents yet?
Alyssa Toress:it is?
Tabris:I think AoE damage is capped by PL
Alyssa Toress:damn
DM:Yeah attacks without attack rolls (area, perception) are capped by PL
otherwise it’s attack + effect rank = PL
2 as the cap
Alyssa Toress:how about a rank 12 lightning bolt single target
DM:Yeah gimme a sec to finish eaitng then we’ll start. heh
Alyssa Toress:okay
man the weather has been great today
Tabris:Heh, if you don’t have to make a roll to hit then it’s capped to Rank 7
Alyssa Toress:its nice and cool
Young Geralt:ok, i need to grab a bite to i guess
DM:regular ranged damage can be rank 12. if it’s a perception attack it’s capped by PL
Alyssa Toress:ok
i am gonna do it
i am gonnna kill the kaldar
DM:keep in mind it’ll bring down your accuracy.
Alyssa Toress:well not kill
knock out
if i kill him i get mind deathed
Tabris:Yeah the higher the attack damage the lower the accuracy, and he has somewhat decent Dodge
You could go with my trick and hit him with something that makes him Defenseless though
Then you can just go to town on all the high damage stuff
That totally would have worked if he hadn’t been rolling 20’s for Toughness checks
Alyssa Toress:hmm
how about 12 fort… impervious 10
toughness i mean
not fort
Tabris:Yeah that’s pretty decent, then you can’t be damaged by anything that’s rank 5 or less
Though I think Kaldar has some attacks that do Rank 6 or Rank 7
Also if he has Penetrating then that ignores Impervious
Alyssa Toress:hmm
Tabris:lol yeah he’s got some high damage attacks
So your impervious won’t do much
DM:okay back.
So last we left off… the first week of the tournament left 2 members remainng for Dragon band: Sythe Zanyz and Kaldar Orun.
With Emerald Band having 4 teams left. Geralt/Viniira, Masaru/Gregorio, Suzu/Hamidar and Hachi/Alyssa
Alyssa Toress:T can power stunt go over the pl cap?
DM:The following morning there’s a new posting as to who you’ll be facing.
Yes, it’s cappped as though your PL was 2 higher.
So you could stunt as a PL 9 if your’e PL7.
Keep in mind that’s only for an instantaneous one shot power.
So you can’t stunt a better armor for the wohle battle or something
But a one shot supernova is possible. heh.
Alyssa Toress:ok
The challengers for next week are drawn, and it ends up being Suzu/Hamidar versus Kaldar… and Geralt/Viniira versus Sythe.
There’s a week to prepare for the next fight as well.
Young Geralt:ok, so Sythe is the tech guy
DM:Yeah if you want you can give an int check or knowledge check of some kind on what you know about him.
Tabris:He’s the master strategist, heh
DM:Last tme you saw him fight, he brought in a shiadar assault magitech armor, as well as some kind of magitech device to neutralize Vilar’s enchanted blade.

  • Sefiros skips his training montage.
    Tabris:Yeah I need to see what that nullify device was, I might order one for myself
    Young Geralt:ok, main thing i want to know is if my Quen will be useful afgainst him or his atks to powerfukl
    Calim Gorn:lol well if he’s using the magitech armor, yeah that thing will stomp you into the ground
    It’s a giant robot
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    he probably has some other bullshit to use
    that we havent seen yet
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    Alyssa Toress:since hes a master strategist
    Calim Gorn:You’ll be preparing to fight him in the robot and he’ll bring out some other shit instead
    DM:He’s also got a sword too that you haven’t really seen him use and a pistol
    Alyssa Toress:its like football
    you prep all week against the pass … and then they rush it 100 times
    Young Geralt:and tactically does having it up benefit me any if i’m distracted and he can bypass it… even with imp toughness added
    so imperv tough4 and protection will protect vs up to power rank 5?
    DM:Well I mean it makes you more toughness focused, which could be a good thing or a bad thing.
    Calim Gorn:Impervious protects against half its rank
    Young Geralt:protection6
    Calim Gorn:So if you have Impervious 6, you are immune to a rank 3 or lower attack
    DM:I mean even if it breaches the impervious you’ve stil got I think 10 toughness instead of your usual 7.
    Young Geralt:ok, so that can’t be overcome
    DM:well it’s impervious 10 snce it adds impervious to his other ranks
    So it’ll block 5 or less I believe.
    Calim Gorn:Okay yeah, Impervious 10 will ignore anything that does 5 or less
    Alyssa Toress:if i have the improved crit advantage and my attack also has improved crit do i do double damage on the crit or is the range just bigger?
    Young Geralt:but if he bypasses that then i still get the atra toughness
    Calim Gorn:But like if he’s using the Shiadar then he’s got attacks that do over 5 easily
    DM:just bigger range
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    Alyssa Toress:WHAT
    DM:can have max range of 16-20
    Alyssa Toress:oh
    Calim Gorn:You’d still have higher Toughness even if he can do enough to beat the impervious
    DM:So 4 ranks of improved critical total. but they do stack with each other
    Alyssa Toress:i was hoping i would crit on a 12
    DM:Assuming youh ave them in different plcecs
    heh no.
    Young Geralt:hmm, so either lower my defense or lower my toughness
    well did he seem to have imperv on him too or did he ever even get hit?
    DM:not on himself, but his shiadar does.
    Calim Gorn:Heh he never got hit I don’t think, he just let the robot do all the work
    Young Geralt:perfect form…. low ass rolls
    DM:He took some minor wounds from the fight, but remember he ejected from his Shiadar at thes tart and let it go on autopilot.
    But inside the cockpit the vehicle has impervious heh.
    Though he does not.
    Young Geralt:ok, will coat myblade with Penetrating oil
    and start with Quen up i guess
    Calim Gorn:The Shiadar Assault has Toughness 12 btw
    And Impervious
    Alyssa Toress:man i got more toughness than that
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:man my new tactic is either gonna go great
    or totally fail
    DM:The day of the match finally comes… and everyone is one again gathered at the side of the arena…
  • Calim Gorn sits with the rest of the Gorn family, next to his sister
    DM:Geralt, Viniira and Sythe are called first… with Geralt and Vinira stepping out firs tand there being a bit of a delay for Syhte.. probably to get his Shiadar armor.
    Alyssa Toress:what if he brings out an airship instead
  • Young Geralt does the Yt fist bump with Viniira.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:and blows up the entire arena
    Calim Gorn:He does own an airship
    Alyssa Toress:i know
    DM:well airships generally require crews to operate heh…
    Alyssa Toress:its di crystals all the way down
    DM:So that’d be violating the rule of only one combatant.
    heh I mean I guess he could have one that’s all golem piloted :P
    Alyssa Toress:just the entire thing is manned by di crystals
    Young Geralt:“This will be a tought one. We’l have to be at our top performace.”
    DM:But that’d take a lot more resources than House Zanyz is probably willing to commit.
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    “hey calim”
    Viniira the Horned:“Yeah, I think we can still take down that warmachine though.
    Alyssa Toress:”do you think they are gonna win?"
    Calim Gorn:“Hard to say. I know Geralt has a strategy, but I don’t know if that will be enough by itself.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i mean geralt has his special swords”
    “how hard could a magitech armor be?”
    Calim Gorn:“Pretty hard.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah i know”
    “i just dont want to have to fight him”
    “so i am hoping they win”
  • Calim Gorn smirks, “You don’t want to cheer on your boyfriend?”
    Alyssa Toress:“hey we gotta win as a band”
    “if they beat him, then i dont have to fight him”
    DM:one sec lemme just find a token for this thing… heh.
    Alyssa Toress:this thing
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:probably a god damn gundam
    not just a escaflowne type thing
    like pyscho gundam
    Calim Gorn:
    Alyssa Toress:hey no one said he cant use a microwave cannon
    Calim Gorn:Psyco Gundam would probably take up half the arena
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    DM:hmm can’t find a good picture for it… so I’ll just use a generic.. one sec..
    Alyssa Toress:man sythe was leaving the dorm this morning i kept hearing him talk about something called operation british?
    whats a british?
    Calim Gorn:Hahaha
    Alyssa Toress:destroying the city would probably get him disqualified
    DM:There’s a pause as youh ear heavy metallic footsteps. heavier than the last Shiadar you saw Sythe use…
    Calim Gorn:lol, he brought in an Ogre variant?
    Hachikomaru:im hearing the ed 209 walking sfx
    Alyssa Toress:is this readable?
    how about this?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s fine
    Alyssa Toress:ok
    DM:You can see the thing moving forward… a bit slower than the last armor, but this thing appears much more heavily armored… forgoing the Shiadar’s normal guns for two massive hammer fists.
    Hachikomaru:“YOU HAVE 20 SECONDS TO YIELD!:
    Alyssa Toress:i didnt want to share a color with tab
    Young Geralt:really, this guy is friggin overkill
    Calim Gorn:lol yup, Ogre variant
    Vilar Elfglow:”He brought an ogre shiadar!? Where is he getting all these!?"
    Alyssa Toress:dont fire anti fortress weapons inside the city
    Calim Gorn:The Ogre just has giant fists
    It will punch the shit out of you
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Guess that’s the benefit from coming from the richest House In Rahseld.”
    Alyssa Toress:hey giant fists can knock down a fortress
    Young Geralt:ok, so is this think slow but powerful?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    It’s got Impervious 14 on its Toughness
    Alyssa Toress:its probably like rank 16 damage
    Young Geralt:i mean would defense be better thasn protection against soimething like this
    DM:well it’s slower, but magitech armor can still move a decent speed on their own.
    It’s bsaically a walking melee tank.
    Alyssa Toress:your probably gonna want to dodge
  • Daimyo Takashi Oshiro gives another disapproving look.
    Alyssa Toress:the thing probably does massive amounts of damage
  • Young Geralt will dropQuen, know if the protection will matter little if he gets hit
    Calim Gorn:lol I mean it’s hard to say, yeah you definitely don’t want to get hit by it, but if you do get hit by it then you definitely want a shit ton of Toughness
    Alyssa Toress:maybe tab can back me up
    yeah thats a tough one
    DM:this time Sythe doesn’t seem to exit the Shiadar intending to fight from inside it.
    Geralt makes his preparations applying his oil to his blade and (you want to put up Quen?)
    Young Geralt:i think the chocie was to drop it
    DM:heh okay.
    Young Geralt:i’m not up on M&M tactics
    DM:heh it’s okay. part of the training bit is a learning experience
    Young Geralt:but i think it better to have full dodge than get hit by this thing
    DM:I mean you won’t die either way. So at worst you lose the match.
    Young Geralt:but i dont want ta loose, whine whine
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“Good luck. Geralt and Viniira.”
    DM:Sythe actives a shutter on the main viewing port of the Shiadar, totally blocking his eyes.. you’re not sure how he intends to pilot it… perhaps just auto pilot or maybe he has some kind of special lenses set up.
    Young Geralt:“Uh yeah, i have a feeling you aren’t counting on luck.”
    DM:Ina ny case it, seems he’s got a cockpit that prevents you from seeing him.
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“I prefer things under my control.”
    Calim Gorn:“Heh, Sythe certainly is a devious one.”
    Vilar Elfglow:“Yeah just in case one of them had some magic that could affect him by sight…”
    Hachikomaru:im gonna go eat something while yall play this match out, afk a few
    Vilar Elfglow:“Now they’ll have to contend with the shiadar.”
    Calim Gorn:“Is there a time limit on these matches? Maybe they could get a draw if they run the clock out.”
    DM:The daimyo calls theb attle to a start…
    And Geralt is first to act. …
    Young Geralt:“He’s just too much of a pansy to come out and face us without his toys like he did last time Viniira.”
    Alyssa Toress:they have fusion reactors
    Young Geralt:me will delay, waiting with a ready for him to come within melee
    Viniira the Horned:“I’d expect no less.”
    *****Start of Viniira the Horned’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:geralt is having a hard time targeting it because of the heavy mivovsky particle output
    DM:Geralt readies his balde.
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Calim Gorn glances around, wondering how Sythe is seeing with the shutters closed on his Shiadar
    DM:Viniira concentrates using a druidc spell… and firng a bolt of lightnign at the shiadar.
    Viniira the Horned:Viniira the Horned Attacks! (Ranged, +6, rank 6 Damage) PA 2Roll Result: 12 (8) Effect Rank: 8
    DM:The lignhting bolt hits square into the shiadar, though the lignhting seems to drain out of it without doing any damge.
    *****Start of Sythe Zanyz IV’s Turn*****
    DM:Also give me a perception check for Geralt.
    Geralt can see as the Shiadar starts its charge that little sparks of electricity crackle over it.. almost like it, itself is electrically charged…
    Calim Gorn:Well that’s not good
    DM:The thing comes at Geralt, faster than he expected… Geralt can make his readied attack..
    I’ll let yous tand in frojnt of Viniira and intercept it if you like.
    If you want to shield it from getting to her.
    Or you can just keep the line formation you had there
    Young Geralt:Sure, I’ll do that.
    does it seem to have any weak spots on it that i can target attack
    DM:Geralt rushes out to meet the metal monstrosity… meeting its thunderous approach
    The ground shaking a bit under each of its steps.
    There’s nothing obvious, if you’re trained in technology you could attempt a roll to try to find a weak spot (though admittedly you’d need a pretty high orll)
    Otherwise you’ll just have to resort to basic manuevers.
    Young Geralt:ok
  • Young Geralt will strike at its joints trying to find a weakness….
    Young Geralt:not with rolls like that.. why do these dice hate me?
    Calim Gorn:I ask myself that all the time
    DM:The ogre parries your blow, knockijng aside your blade with one its hammer fists.. as the machine takes a strike of its own.
    Ogre Shiadar:Ogre Shiadar Attacks! (Close, +8, rank 0 Damage) AOA 2 Acc 2Roll Result: 20 (8) Effect Rank: -2
    wait that got screwed up
    one sec…
    it rolled an 8 so I’ll keep that… but the effect rank and such was screwed up
    lemme see if that hits you…
    That’ll be a 16 modifed so barely misses
    Young Geralt:whew
    DM:Geralt baries dodges the massive hammer fist as it swings over his head.
    *****Start of Ogre Shiadar’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Can I spot anything that looks like it’s what Sythe is using to see with?
    DM:You’re not sure.. he could just be using the Di crystal to pilot it…
    Alyssa Toress:radar
    DM:You can’t see it from this range anyway, not without extended vsion of somekind probably..
    Or a shitload of perception
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:hes got a tiny periscope on it like a submarine
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“You could just yield. Though i don’t think you will.”
    DM:yeah that is one method is using a lens of some kind.
    Periscope style.
    They don’t really have true video monitors or anything so you’d have to use some kind of viewing lens, or tinted glass also can work as well.
    Alyssa Toress:its using laser targeting
    Young Geralt:sorry wife was talking to me
    Anise Dreamborn:“Take it down Geralt!”
    Young Geralt:ok, i’ll just attack again
  • Anise Dreamborn cheers from the audience.
    Young Geralt:figuring fire will do little to it
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    That’s a crit
    Alyssa Toress:wow
    Calim Gorn:And that’s got Penetrating 6 on it so it should hopefully get through
    DM:You give your pentrating oil a true test,.. hoping the formula was a good one…
    And sure enough, the blade penetrates the thick armor…
    Calim Gorn:Whooo
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 11) Roll Result: 18 ( natural:4 , Save DC:26 ) Ogre Shiadar -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    Calim Gorn:lol awesome
    DM:The blow puts a hole in the shiadar.. giving minimal exposure now to the inside.
    Though the thing isn’t yet disbaled.
    Calim Gorn:Have Viniira shoot her lightning in the hole lol
    DM:Well it’d stillb e a hell of a shot if you don’th ave a perception attack. I mean it’s a lot fo cover. heh.
    Young Geralt:so assuming i have to not only take down this thing but then him too
    DM:It’s just a stab hole, not a gaping hole.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah unless he yields after his Shiadar goes down
    DM:yeah heh, technically ou just have to beat him
    Young Geralt:or when the machine goes down does it hinder the driver, like bioelectric feedabck imparement
    Calim Gorn:Heh nah
    DM:However as you strike the thing.. you notice it delivers an electrical jolt to you via the sword blade…
    Calim Gorn:It’s like driving a tank
    DM:The thing’s electrical charge seems to be some kindo f defense mechanism…. you have to make a toughness check yourself.
    You manage to soak the lightning… taking the shock and you keep going.
    *****Start of Viniira the Horned’s Turn*****
    Young Geralt:i’m getting the chivalry boost
    karma blessed my dice
    Calim Gorn:Fight ain’t over yet lol
    DM:Viniira inspired by your attack, ruhses out herself to try to take it down
    Viniira the Horned:Viniira the Horned Attacks! (Close, +6, rank 6 Damage) PA 2 AOA 2Roll Result: 20 (14) Effect Rank: 8
    DM:She strikes the thing.. but finds its armor still too powerful repelling her flaming axe too.
    The shock also travelling at her as well
    Viniira the Horned:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 3) Roll Result: 17 ( natural:11 , Save DC:18 ) Viniira the Horned -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    DM:Shocking her a bit.
    *****Start of Sythe Zanyz IV’s Turn*****
    Young Geralt:ouch
    DM:You see Sythe moving about in there… opening up a panel in the Shidar, and tossing out a grenade, then shutting it. The grenade explodes in a fiery burst not strong enoguh to damage the Shiadar, but you’ll both have tomake dodge checks.
    Calim Gorn:lol wow
    DM:DOdge check for half damgae then toughness on the actual damage.
    Viniira the Horned:(well fortunately that’s just ddoge so that means you don’t halve the damage)
    Young Geralt:that blows
    Viniira the Horned:(you still get a toughness save)
    Young Geralt:i have uncanny
    does that help?
    DM:That just prevents you from losing it while vulnerable.
    That’s aginst surprise attacks, no AoEs.
    You’d wnat evasion to give a dodge boost to area attacks
    Young Geralt:ok
    Alyssa Toress:wow
    Young Geralt:you gotta be kidding me
    Calim Gorn:Ouch
    Young Geralt:i rolled a damn 2 do HPed it
    DM:Geralt dives for cover.. taking 1 wound from it.. he escapes most of it.. but it’s still quite painful.
    Young Geralt:and still got a 1
    DM:Viniira isn’t so lucky.. as the grenades flames burn her.
    Calim Gorn:Well with a Hero Point a 1 is like an 11
    You add 10 if you roll 10 or less
    Young Geralt:its still a damned sham
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    DM:Unforutnately the Shiadar’s hammer fists still attack, it’s defintely on autopilot…
    Young Geralt:lol
    *****Start of Ogre Shiadar’s Turn*****
    Ogre Shiadar:Ogre Shiadar Attacks! (Close, +8, rank 0 Damage) AOA 2 Acc 2Roll Result: 23 (11) Effect Rank: -2
    Sythe Zanyz IV:damn.. the roller was screwed up agin. not sure why… well it rolled 11 so that’ll hit anyway.
    Ogre Shiadar:Ogre Shiadar Attacks! (Close, +4, rank 12 Damage)Roll Result: 7 (3) Effect Rank: 12
    Sythe Zanyz IV:that was a test roll to fix it.
    but the first hits… so you gotta make a toughness check.
    Since a natural 11 would hit with those mods
    Young Geralt:me or Vin?
    DM:On you.
    You damaged it heh.. so it seems to be targetting you down
    Sythe Zanyz IV:ouch…
    DM:gonna be a failure by 3, 3 woubnds and you’r3e staggered.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, 3 degree failure…
    DM:The massive blow hits Geralt cleanly as the crowd gasps.. especially little Suzu can be heard…
    The hammer fist knocks him back with its brutal force… even Masaru gives a flinching look as he watches the powerful blow.
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“Honestly you should feel proud for even breaching the armor on this thing, I hadn’t planned on that.”
  • Young Geralt refocuses while circling around opposite Viniira, hping it will expose its back to her…. removinh Staggered
    *****Start of Viniira the Horned’s Turn*****
    Suzu Ueno:(to Calim) “Can’t they stop the fight?”
    Alyssa Toress:“no”
    Calim Gorn:“Geralt and Viniira would have to yield…”
    Alyssa Toress:“dont worry they wont be permanently hurt”
    Calim Gorn:“On a real battlefield though they wouldn’t have that luxury.”
    DM:Viniira takes a gamble… though dazed, she manages to get out ashapeshifting spell, transforming herself into a mouse… as a she tries to scurry into the blade hole Geralt made from behind… being so small and with the Shiadar’s back to her ,it’s unlikely such a trick might be seen…
    Though she does have to brave the electrically charged exterior to get in there… not an easy feat…
    Calim Gorn:“This is the power of our Magitech. Just imagine what entire squads of Shiadars like that one can do.”
    Suzu Ueno:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 20 ( natural:17 , Save DC:21 ) Viniira the Horned -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    Hachikomaru:you dirty rat….you killed my shiadar
    Calim Gorn:lol nice trick
    DM:Geralt sees Viniira in mouse form manage to crawl into the hole.
    *****Start of Sythe Zanyz IV’s Turn*****
    Young Geralt:my secret is out.. i love Viniira’s gerbil form, lol
    Calim Gorn:rofl
    DM:Sythe seems unaware of the trick, dropping another one of his grenades.
    yeah you’ll probably never hear the end of the jokes now :P
    Calim Gorn:Just hope she doesn’t lose concentration on the spell while in a compromising position
    DM:Gerlt give me another dodge check then toughness f rom the fire burst grenade.
    Young Geralt:well that was a joke, obviously not the case
    DM:You do get +2 dodge from your recovery since that gives +2 to defense.
    lol yeah I know I just meant that you figure the rest of the class is gonna come up with a bunch of Geralt gerbil jokes.
    Young Geralt:oops
    DM:heh… did you have Vinira selected?
    Young Geralt:i had wrong token selected
    DM:lol. okay.
    Yeah roll on your own. since it’ll use her stats I believe
    Calim Gorn:Can he keep the 17? lol
    DM:I still gotta present a token ownership thing on those macors.
    Calim Gorn:Heh well that’s not bad either
    DM:heh, well that time you rolled toughness, but need a dodge from you first.
    I’ll let you use that toughness, though should just be 17 since the +2 only appliest o dodge.
    Okya dodge succeeds so half damage rank…
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    Soaked it
    DM:Geralt mangaes to evade all damage dodging waway.. though the Shiadar’s fist is still closely behind…
    *****Start of Ogre Shiadar’s Turn*****
    Ogre Shiadar:Ogre Shiadar Attacks! (Close, +4, rank 12 Damage) AOA 2 Acc 2Roll Result: 28 (20) Effect Rank: 10
    Calim Gorn:Ow
    DM:wow… that’s a cirt.
    Young Geralt:is there such thing as athletic dodge?
    DM:Well there’s full defense.
    Though ther’es nothing that really uses your skill ranks for defnese if that’s what you’re wondering.
    Young Geralt:this gonna hurt
  • Calim Gorn winces as he sees the Ogre smack Geralt especially hard
    DM:Yeah heh.. gotta make atoughness save.
    Calim Gorn:Well you won’t die at least
    lol just short of 4 degrees
    DM:Yeah that’s barely another 3 degree failure.
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Still up since you recovered Staggered though
    But can’t recover it again
    Alyssa Toress:stop stop hes already dead!
    Calim Gorn:“Wow, I can’t believe he’s still standing…”
    Suzu Ueno:“Why does’nt he just yield?”
    Alyssa Toress:“he wants to impress his girl”
  • Young Geralt goes full defens, giving Viniira time to do her thing.
    Calim Gorn:“Heh, he wants to win… To put Sythe in his place.”
    Anise Dreamborn:“Tough girl to impress. I would have been impressed afte rthe first blow.”
    *****Start of Viniira the Horned’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:“i guess i am gonna end up fighting sythe probably”
    DM:Viniiira transforms again while inside.. takling the form of some kind of large animal in the cockpit… And you can hear Sythe give a cry of surprise…
    Calim Gorn:Bear in the cockpit! Bear in the cockpit!
    Hachikomaru:snakes in a shiadar>
    Young Geralt:maul him maul him
    DM:As the crowded cockpit now contains both Sythe and a wild animal
    Viniira the Horned:Viniira the Horned Attacks! (Close, +6, rank 6 Damage) PA 2 AOA 2Roll Result: 25 (19) Effect Rank: 8
    Calim Gorn:lol nice
    Young Geralt:should have turned into a Ferret and crawed up his pant leg and bit his junk
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 13) Roll Result: 12 ( natural:2 , Save DC:28 ) Sythe Zanyz IV -—- Failure by 4 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Haha
    Alyssa Toress:wow
    DM:wow… got him.
    Alyssa Toress:hes done
    Calim Gorn:Fuck yeah
    That’s fucking awesome
    Alyssa Toress:so dragon band only has kaldar left? or something else too
    Calim Gorn:Just Kaldar
    DM:Imperion Terl calls the fight over as Sythe scremas out then stops speaking…
  • Young Geralt staggers weakly on the field, waiting to see what happens… assuming i can’t see any of this because of the blinders
    Alyssa Toress:she basically threw a grenade inside the tank
    DM:The shiadar also stops as its DI crystal speaks.
    Ogre Shiadar:“My pilot has been critically wounded.”
    DM:The Di crystyal causes the cockpit to open where Viniira, in the form of a tiger, is crunching on Sythe’s neck. Some templar rush in rapidly and have to pull her off Sythe as they get him to the nearby healing water.
  • Young Geralt leans on his blade and flashes a gin to Viniira as she emerges from the machine… “That’s my girl.”
    DM:Viniira transofrms back to human form, still having blood all over her mouth, a smile on her face.
    Calim Gorn:“Wow… Guess you aren’t the only one who can pull that trick Hachi.”
    Viniira the Horned:“I guess he wasn’t expecting that.”
  • Calim Gorn stands up and applauds
  • Daimyo Takashi Oshiro seems rather pleased by the result.
    Young Geralt:“Great thinking and teamwork.”
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“Well fought. It appears that the machines of the empire are not all-powerful.”
    Alyssa Toress:“well now i dont have to fight him”
    Anise Dreamborn:“Yeah you have to be happy about that.”
  • Young Geralt grabs Viniira’s hand and grasps her in an enbrace, not sexual, just glad.
    Young Geralt:no butt grabs… yet
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Viniira helps you voer to the healing water.
  • Young Geralt natural healing also kicking into effect
    DM:heh yeah, I think we forge tto roll for that. Remind me when you’re wounded youg et a d10 roll each round. if you roll less than or equal to your regen rank youh eal 1 wound.
    sythe is brought back to his barracks and his Shiadar, under di crystal control marches back to the storage area.
  • Young Geralt greets his band as they make their way back to the stands.
  • Suzu Ueno walks up to Geralt.
    Suzu Ueno:“I’m glad you’re okay.”
    Calim Gorn:“Great work, I definitely wasn’t expecting something like that. And I take it Sythe wasn’t either.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Wow that was amazing!”
    Young Geralt:“Thank you Suzu. It was not as bad as some things I’ve had, but damn that thing hits hard.”
    “The victory belongs to Viniira. If not for her that thing would have pulverized me.”
    Anise Dreamborn:“I wouldn’t have thought of that mouse tactic…”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes but if you hadn’t struck the blow that allowed her to infiltrate then her shapeshifting would have been for naught.”
    Young Geralt:“Of course i guess the hole did help…..”
  • Viniira the Horned nods.
    Viniira the Horned:“I couldn’t have made that hole without you.”
    Young Geralt:“We make a good team.”
    Hachikomaru:“An interesting maneuver.”
    Viniira the Horned:“Yeah, wonder if we’ll get to take out the other guy. At this rate, I think we should try calling out the rest of Dragon Band that didn’t participate in the tournament.”
    “We can beat all of them.”
  • Calim Gorn frowns a little
  • Young Geralt fed Viniira some of the healign waters as she helped me….
    Young Geralt:so her wounds shoud be healed too
    DM:Yeah she’s healed too.
    Next up is the match betweene Hamidar Garaz, Suzu and Kaldar.
    Just gonna fast forward through this fight unless you guys want to see it played out heh.
  • Calim Gorn catches Suzu before the fight starts
    Calim Gorn:“Here, I’ll let you borrow this if you want.”
  • Calim Gorn offers her his pistol
    Suzu Ueno:“Really?”
    Calim Gorn:“It served me pretty well. Maybe between you and Hamidar it’ll make the difference.”
    Young Geralt:“Find your strength Suzu. You have it in you, you just have to find it.”
    Calim Gorn:“It’s pretty simple to use. Just adjust the energy output with this toggle here. And then point and pull the trigger.”
    Suzu Ueno:“Oh I see…”
    Calim Gorn:“And don’t worry about breaking it or anything, it’s a prototype so it needs to be put through its paces. Mother will be happy to have the data.”
    Hamidar Garaz:“I wouldn’t be worried about her breaking it. Him on the other hand…” looks to Kaldar across the field
    Calim Gorn:“Well that’s where you come in, right?”
  • Calim Gorn smirks a little
    Calim Gorn:“Good luck to both of you.”
    Suzu Ueno:“Thanks.”
  • Suzu Ueno moves out nervously…
    DM:Hamidar gets in front of her, drawing his blade… though even he seems a bit uneasy… as he’s seen what Kaldar Orun is capable of already.
    Kaldar walks out with his arsenal of weaponry securied to him, as well as his battle armor. \
    What’s the base stats on your pistol Tab?
    Calim Gorn:Ranged damage 4, Variable 2, Multiattack, Extended Range 1
    DM:Ah okay.
    Calim Gorn:It also has the Lethal descriptor
    DM:Okay, Im gonna narratye the results of the battle.
    Calim Gorn:And it has an alt sniper mode that’s Ranged Damage 4, Penetrating 4, Extended Range 3
    And Lethal
    DM:Hamidar attempts his choking attack like he did to Verion, though Kaldar is a much stronger opponent it seems as he comes at him full force nonethless… and obviously the better swordsman…
    Suzu does join the battle too, emboldened by what she saw… getting a few hits in even with the sniper mode and dealing some minor damage to Kaldar…
    Though you watch as Kaldar drops Hamidar with a few well placed blows… as he turns to Suzu… you can see there’s terror in Suzu’s eyes, though the girl seems to have taken some cue’s from all of you perhaps, as she doesnt’ yield right away….
    Calim Gorn:“You can do it, Suzu! Don’t give up!”
    Young Geralt:“Take him Suzu. Fight with all you have!”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:(to Calim and Geralt) “Suzu has no chance out there…”
    Calim Gorn:“Oh she has a chance… A very tiny, miniscule chance… But it’s not zero.”
    Young Geralt:“The same would have been said about Vin and myself.”
    Calim Gorn:“Either way, she deserves our encouragement as her bandmates.”
    DM:Kaldar charges her, though forutnately Suzu manages to knock his blow off course with a shot as he’s coming in, staggering him with a minor wound.
    Even it seems some of dragon band has joined in cheering a bit for Suzu. Including Princess Arielle, Hana and Helenia.
    Calim Gorn:“She needs to learn to have the courage to stand up for herself. Even if she ends up failing in the end, she needs to see that it’s not an impossible fight from the start.”
    Anise Dreamborn:“Yeah nobody wins their first fight.”
    Calim Gorn:“Go, Suzu! Hit him again!”
    DM:Kaldar continues to chop at her and Suzu dodges.. and while it’s clear that Suzu is outmatched in terms of martial skill, through perhaps sheer luck, or maybe the infleunce of the crowd, Suzu manages to evade several fo his blows. getting in another shot or two on her own…
  • Calim Gorn continues cheering her on
    Young Geralt:“That’s good Suzu. Stay mobile and throw him off.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“No matter how well she performs… her family will never accpet her as a warrior. That is the way of Makoro.”
    Young Geralt:Maybe not but WE will."
    DM:Suzu’s fighting skills have improved from your training and aid to her… though finally Kaldar manages to catch up with her… getitng in a lucky blow…
    Young Geralt:“We are what matter at this moment.”
    “Booo, cheap shot.”
    DM:Suzu collapses down as Kaldar’s short blade cuts across her kimono, bloodying it… and causing the Queen to call the match.
    As Suzu lies on the grond and is brought to the fountains by the templar.
    Calim Gorn:“We’re as much her family now as her parents.”
  • Calim Gorn heads down to check on Suzu after the fight
    DM:They’re rather careful with Hamidar to give him healing water in special flasks… to avoid the potential he might corrupt the fountains.
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Daimyo Takashi Oshiro looks down on Kaldar
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:"You are victor. But you took far too long dispatching that girl. "
    “Your mercy will cause you to fail in an actual battle.”
    Kaldar Orun II:“She is a skilled warrior. I was trying my best, but it was a diffiuclt fight.”
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“Excuses will not cover up your weakness. Though your skin is as hard as iron, your heart is soft.”
    Young Geralt:Apparently he doesn’t have problem with all women, just those from Moroko. Since he didn’t seem to mind Viniira."
    Masaru Oshiro:“I have a feeling, he ust really hated Sythe.”
    Calim Gorn:“Well he probably thinks Sythe is a weakling since he used a Shiadar to fight.”
    Alyssa Toress:“well guess hachi and me are gonna fight huh”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Well not this week, but it’s either going to be your group or mine that goes against Kaldar.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“I’m ready for Kaldar.”
    Young Geralt:“What about us?”
    “Vin will be hungry again by next week.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Well if we end up failing… he’ll face you in the championship. I think that’s how it works.”
  • Young Geralt smirks
    Masaru Oshiro:“If he gets that far. I don’t intend to let him.”
    Young Geralt:“I wish you well Masaru.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, good luck.”
  • Masaru Oshiro nods.
  • Young Geralt will spend the week making some more Penetration Oil.
    Calim Gorn:(to Suzu) “You did well. Kaldar said you were a skilled warrior and that he was fighting his hardest against you.”
    DM:So you all basically return to your barracks for next weeks announcement of who will fight Kaldar.
    Alyssa Toress:“yes you did us proud suzu”
    DM:Hamidar takes a while to heal, though Suzu fortunately like most imbued is back up on her feet. SOmething about Hamidar’s nature makes the healing water work less effective on him.
    Suzu Ueno:“But.. I lost…”
    Young Geralt:“Did you learn from the battle?”
    Suzu Ueno:“I don’t know…”
    Calim Gorn:“Don’t let the loss discourage you. We get stronger through our losses.”
    Alyssa Toress:“anything that doesnt kill you makes you stronger”
    Young Geralt:“All was not lost then. If you live and apply what was learned, then you have won something. i know one thing you won by watching you…. your courage.”
  • Calim Gorn nods, “You were able to hold your own and you made Kaldar work hard for his victory. You weren’t the weak pushover that most people thought you would be.”
    Calim Gorn:“You should be proud of that.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah suzu you did the band and yourself proud”
    Anise Dreamborn:“Yeah Kaldar is a difficult foe.”
    Viniira the Horned:“You did better than Nori.”
    Calim Gorn:lol ouch
    Alyssa Toress:is masaru and greg still in the tournament
    Calim Gorn:Yeah they are
    Alyssa Toress:okay so emerald band.. 3 teams left?
    Calim Gorn:“Did you like using my gun? I can see about getting one like it made for you if you wish.”
    DM:Yeh it’s either gonna be Alyssa or Masaru to fight Kadlar next.
    Yeah… if Alyssa wanted to she could try to influence the next pick heh, since it’s gonna either be her or Masaru.
    And her mother could arrange which one of those it will be probably.
    Alyssa Toress:is sef around
    Young Geralt:((Calim needs pep training, you never state a negative.. now all she heard was “Everyone thingks i’m a weak pushover…. instead say everyone was suprised by the strength and courage you displayed., hehe
    Alyssa Toress:hes my partner
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:i would be happy to fight kalidar
    but is sef around?
    Calim Gorn:He was earlier
    DM:yeah I dunno… send him an IM see if he’s there.
    Alyssa Toress:i havent seen him speak in a while i thought
    Calim Gorn:I messaged him before and he said he was watching
    Hachikomaru:im here
    Suzu Ueno:”Yeah… it was able to actually hurt him.. though I don’t think my family would want to let me have a weapon like that.. They say women aren’t meant to carry weapons."
    Alyssa Toress:he said he was around
    DM:Alright so is Alyssa gonna arrange it so hs’es got Kaldar instead of Masaru?
    Alyssa Toress:“hachi and i will put an end to his ways”
    DM:heh okay.
    Alyssa Toress:“hachi you should break out the giant dog”
    Calim Gorn:“You’re a knight of the empire, you should use whatever weapon suits you. I understand wanting to gain the approval of your family, but your duty to Aylanae comes before them.”
    Young Geralt:“You are your own person, your family does not dictate who you are or what you become.”
    Hachikomaru:“I do not think that would be a good idea.”
    Alyssa Toress:“isn’t it really strong?”
    Hachikomaru:‘I don’t want to accidently eat someone."
    “I skipped breakfast.”
    Suzu Ueno:“It does?”
  • Hachikomaru jokes.
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Calim Gorn:“And as Geralt said, you are your own person. You should follow your own whims.”
    Suzu Ueno:“I don’t think my father would approve of that…”
    Alyssa Toress:“calim is right you are a knight, the empire comes before family”
    DM:The next day btw ,it’s announced that Alyssa and Hachi will be going against Kaldar….
    Alyssa Toress:“we can do this hachi”
    Hachikomaru:“We shall see anyway.”
    Young Geralt:“You wish to honor your family? i know family honor is strong in your culture. What if you became a mighty warrior in your own way and saved the Kingdom. Do you believe they would not be honored by your efforts.”
    DM:Also I amg onna give Kaldar 1 hero point he can use… since he’s won several victories now :)
    Alyssa Toress:damn
    Suzu Ueno:“Maybe if I lived somewhere else. but not in Makoro.”
    Calim Gorn:“Even if they may disapprove of your methods, the fact that you serve the empire is a higher calling and a greater honor than what would be bestowed upon you by winning their approval.”
    Suzu Ueno:Kaldar Orun II gains a hero point.
    Alyssa Toress:can i crit on an affliction?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah you can
    If it has an attack roll
    Alyssa Toress:wowzors
    DM:Yeah anything with an attack roll you can crit on.
    Alyssa Toress:ah so its dnd style
    DM:If you made mods to your char sheet lemme see the new one
    so I can check everything over.
    Alyssa Toress:
    Young Geralt:“I heard a tale of a woman in a culture much like your own. She had to fake being a man to join the army in an attempt to save her crippled father. She could not be revealed of shame and death would come upon her. Yet she had skill and excelled in training, in ways beyond pure stregth. When the moment of truth came she saved her Emperor from an invading army and attempt at assassination. She changed everything.”
    Alyssa Toress:check out that 0 dodge and parry
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:what are you, like magneto with a force field and standing still?
    Alyssa Toress:i guess!
    Young Geralt:“Look at Vin. Do you doubt her just because she is a woman?”
    DM:yuor sheet looks kinda screwed up
    can you do it on actual excel.
    Hachikomaru:yeah thats like one of tabs AC 30, and 10 hp builds :-p
    Alyssa Toress:like what
    Hachikomaru:cept inverted
    DM:that one aint’ doing the maht right.
    Alyssa Toress:right now?
    no i cant
    the math is fine
    Calim Gorn:“You should come with us this summer, see how the rest of the empire lives. I can make the arrangements for you.”
    “There’s a lot to explore. A lot of ways to go about things other than the way Makoro does.”
    Alyssa Toress:okay i am making an excel sheet
    Calim Gorn:Heh it’s probably Google Docs not wanting to cooperate with the macros
    DM:Yeah heh.
    That thing has a bunch of errors like it doesn’t add his toughness right lol.
    Calim Gorn:Well he doesn’t have any Toughness in that build lol
    DM:I can tell the formulas are off.
    nah h’es 100% toughnes.
    Calim Gorn:Oh wait yeah that’s right
    DM:says he has 2 toughness lol, when he’s got 4 stamina. lol.
    So I know the formulas got fucked.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Think that thing takes off the protection on the sheet so you can screw with the formulas.
    So fi you type in the wrong box it nukes the sheet basically
    that’s why I want people to use actual excel heh
    since it obeys the sheet protection
    There’s another week between matches between Kaldar and team Alyssa.
    Alyssa Toress:okay i did the excell sheet
    how do i upload it
    Calim Gorn:Probably just email it to him
    DM:Just email it or use this site that Sef found.
    Alyssa Toress:
    DM:That’ll let upload something then sned me a link. and I can DL it that way.
    Or that.
    that works too okay lemme check i tout
    Alyssa Toress:
    DM:Got it from your other link.
    Alyssa Toress:its not totally done but i finished lal the combat stat stuff
    i left off like my senses and language stuff
    to get it done faster
    yeah looks good on a cursor glance
    Alyssa Toress:ok
    DM:make sure to adjust your token stats
    Alyssa Toress:oh i forgot my sword
    DM:with F6.
    Alyssa Toress:but i wasnt gonna use the sword
    i am ready
    moving you to theb attlefield.
    wel your token still says your parry is 10
    heh./. you probaby want to change that.
    otehrwise the macros are gonna not work
    Alyssa Toress:i did change it
    to zero
    10 is my total
    not my bonus
    Kaldar Orun II:oh okay.
    yeah okay it’s working
    DM:The battle is called as the participants step onto the field… Kaldar on one side, and Alyssa and Hachi on the other… everoyne cheers for Alyssa and offers her words of encouragement.
    Kaldar Orun II:“Know that I shall not hold back in this contest as many would.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah yeah whatever”
    Kaldar Orun II:“Good luck.”
    Alyssa Toress:“and you as well”
    DM:Sef going to start in giant dog form?
    Or you gonna be in human form?
    Calim Gorn:Unleash the beast
    Young Geralt:“I wonder if Kaldar has been instructed to throw this match like the last opponent. Got to love those politics.”
    Calim Gorn:“Anything is possible.”
    DM:Oshiro seems to forgo his usual demotivators and simply starts the fight with little but the formalites…
    Hamidar Garaz:“Some have said that House Orun is too foolish to yield.”
    Alyssa Toress:yeah!
    yeah boy!
    DM:And with that.. the fight begins…. Kaldar holding his lance in hand.
    Alyssa Toress:do i have to wait for you to say my turn
    okay i am gonna fly like halfway towards him
    like there
    gonna cast gods judgement at him
    and power stunt
    to make it rank 14
    gonna get fatigued or whatever
    Roll your attack roll.
    Alyssa Toress:thats a crit
    Calim Gorn:lol wow
    DM:heh wow…
    Alyssa Toress:also i am not sure that rolled my bonus right
    DM:yeah it didn’t but it’s a crit anyway
    Alyssa Toress:i am supposed to have +2 to ranged attack
    Calim Gorn:I hope that’s a will save lol
    Alyssa Toress:yeah its will based
    Calim Gorn:Yeah he’s fucked
    Hachikomaru:eye melter spell
    Calim Gorn:DC 29 will
    DM:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 19) Roll Result: 11 ( natural:5 , Save DC:29 ) Kaldar Orun II -—- Failure by 4 degrees
    he’s gonna use his hero point heh.
    For whatever reason the prompt didn’t come up.
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II spends a Hero Point for : Reroll
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 14) Roll Result: 24 ( natural:18 , Save DC:24 ) Kaldar Orun II -—- Success
    Alyssa Toress:fuck
    Calim Gorn:Heh that should still be a fail by 1
    The DC was 29 with the crit
    DM:wait yeah
    Oh yeah… wait I may have forgot to apply the crit.
    So yeah that’s a fail by 1.
    Alyssa Toress:so hes impaired
    DM:yeah he’s impaired. so 2 to all his stuff.
    Alyssa Toress:done
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    DM:He staggers a bit taking the spell… focusing his will to try to resist it.
    Hachikomaru:can i close the distance for melee range with a 60’ move?
    Hachikomaru:not sure if distances were accurate
    DM:you can get into melee
    Yeah they are
    Hachikomaru:alright, I’ll spend a hero point and power stunt the good ole G maneuver
    aka ye ole clawed heart punch
    gonna see if i can bring him down Sef style
    Calim Gorn:Five point exploding palm?
    Hachikomaru:what did you decide on power stunt rule wise?
    does it give pts, or just the flat +2 pl?
    Calim Gorn:It’s still the same, it adds 5 points
    DM:w’re still doing the +5
    Alyssa Toress:gonna make a test roll
    Young Geralt:flat +2
    DM:I was just toying with changinbg it
    Young Geralt:i thought
    Hachikomaru:alright sec
    Alyssa Toress:hmm
    am i supposed to add my attack modifier manually?
    DM:Nah, basically what happens is its autocapping you at PL7
    Alyssa Toress:oh
    DM:For power stunts you kinda gotta do em manually
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    DM:try it at 12 and it’ll work
    It’s just it cuts off youra ttack bonus if it e xceeds the rank
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    DM:you could manually put in a +2 I think. not sure if that’d work or n ot
    but yeah it’s because of the cap
    I probably should have an overcap checkbox but I never added that yet.
    Sef you know what you’re gonna do?
    Hachikomaru:just calcing
    Alyssa Toress:hes gonna rip his heart out like he did to G
    then eat it
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:heh think I’m gonna go to +2 to flat power rank instea dof the +5 points
    Calim Gorn:Bah
    DM:So less time with math
    Calim Gorn:Come on
    ok well now lemme uncalc :-p
    Calim Gorn:Let the people who can add keep the +5 =P
    Hachikomaru:make up yer mind
    DM:heh, well I changed it now that you’re taking so long.
    Alyssa Toress:i did mine on time :(
    DM:I was giving it a chance to see if it’d slow down play
    Alyssa Toress:but i just did +2 to rank…
    DM:and since it did…
    gonna change it
    Calim Gorn:I don’t care if it slows down play
    Keep it +5
    DM:well I do care :P
    +2 to rank is easier to remember anyway
    Calim Gorn:That’s so damn lame
    The +5 points is way more versatile
    DM:yeah I know… but if people aren’t quick with it, it just lags play.
    Fundament rule of tabletop RPG design: if the rule is slow, toss it./
    Calim Gorn:Well hey having combats is way slower than just declaring that we win =P
    DM:And y ou used your hero point to counter fatigue?
    DM:okay burn that
    Hachikomaru:actually, i forgot you dont have to spend a HP to do a power stunt
    i always forget that and think you have to spend a HP to use one period
    so nah I’ll eat the fatigue
    i prefer to save em for rerolls
    DM:okay, well you gonna reroll the 15 or take it?
    Young Geralt:but that is too random, i mean who would ahev thought we would beat Sythe
    Hachikomaru:one question
    you keep the second roll or take best?
    i forgot
    Calim Gorn:Keep second roll
    Alyssa Toress:but if its 10 or below
    Hachikomaru:im half asleep, didnt get to bed till 5pm, and got up at 7:30pm
    Alyssa Toress:you get +10 to it
    so if you roll a 10? its a 20
    DM:yeh though not a natural 20.
    Hachikomaru:alright I’ll spend it on a reroll
    DM:So it won’t give you a crit for instance
    Alyssa Toress:well it could crit
    just not automatic
    Calim Gorn:lol, add 10 to that
    So 17
    Hachikomaru:2 pts better at least i guess
    Calim Gorn:And his defnese are at -2 from Alyssa’s spell
    Or maybe that’s only active checks, hmm
    Alyssa Toress:i think its rolls only
    DM:Yeah it’s just rolls I believe.
    Alyssa Toress:so passive defenses no
    but a tougness check he rolls? yeah
    DM:okay that’s gonna hit spend your heor point with F8.
    Alyssa Toress:hopefully he gets at least 1 failure
    DM:He does get a +1 bonus from his limited protection. though also -2 from being impaired so net -1
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 9) , Modifier -1 Roll Result: 14 ( natural:6 , Modifier -1 , Save DC:24 ) Kaldar Orun II -
    —— Failure by 2 degrees
    Alyssa Toress:nice
    DM:Thea ttack dazes him.. but Kaldar is still on the attack.
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:come on team attractive 2!
    we can do it
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Team Splendor
    Alyssa Toress:i need a magical girl transformation
    Hachikomaru:I’ll just wear his sword arm out with my face
    like rocky
    Young Geralt:“Take him down.”
    DM:Kaldar feigns a thrust at Hachi to keep him at bay with his lance… then rapidly leaps back and proceeds to summon up his strength and hurls his lance at Alyssa with all hi smight.
    Alyssa Toress:that will hit
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Ranged, +0, rank 11 Damage) PA 5 AOA 3Roll Result: 9 (11) Effect Rank: 16
    Alyssa Toress:misses!
    Calim Gorn:LOL
    Holy shit I can’t believe he missed
    Alyssa Toress:he couldnt hit someone with 0 dodge
    DM:wait that’s screwed up…
    Alyssa Toress:no it didnt
    DM:he rolled an 11…
    Alyssa Toress:it clearly missed
    DM:it’s subtracting 2 for some reason…
    Alyssa Toress:he gets 2 to rollls
    Calim Gorn:Well he’s Impaired
    Alyssa Toress:from my impaired on him
    Calim Gorn:He has -2 to all checks
    DM:oh right.
    Well wait lemme do the maht… it didn’ty havce his attack bonus right.
    Alyssa Toress:oh come on
    Calim Gorn:lol
    You need to fix your roller T
    DM:Should have +5 base
    Calim Gorn:Well the AoA was only 3
    So he’s at net -2
    DM:Then -5 from AP 5, and AOA 3.
    So 11 + 3, -2. Gives him a 10
    Calim Gorn:And -2 from Impaired
    DM:Actally that should barely hit.
    Alyssa Toress:bah
    Calim Gorn:Tank it up
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    DM:Yeah give me a toughness check
    Alyssa Toress:how do i do that
    Calim Gorn:Hit the Resistance button
    DM:Shift-F3 rather
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    Bounces off
    DM:Yeah it does bounce off.
    Calim Gorn:lol damn that was a rank 16 attack?
    DM:The lance nearly penetrates your shield stopping inches from your chest… but stops…
    Calim Gorn:Oh yeah guess it was
    His lance is 11 base
    Alyssa Toress:i guess he lost his lance
    DM:Yeah his lance lands on the ground somewhere in the distnace.
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:gonna icy hunt stuntarz a gods judgement rank 14 at him
    DM:oh wait and he gets a save aginst your effect.
    to try to end the impair
    Alyssa Toress:ok
    dont forget the -2!
    DM:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 14) Roll Result: 7 ( natural:1 , Save DC:24 ) Kaldar Orun II -
    —— Failure by 4 degrees
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:oh yeah forgot that but it doens’t matter
    Calim Gorn:Too bad that can’t knock him out
    DM:he faield.
    Yeah you’d need progressive or whatever that is on the affliction
    where it continues to fuck him if he fails
    Alright he doesn’t shake off the impair.
    Alyssa Toress:i dunno if that was the right thing to choose
    or not
    DM:that’s fine
    Alyssa Toress:or was it ignore fatigue?
    DM:doesn’t really matter
    tehcnically it should be ingore fatigue, but whatever. Not like the macro does anything special regardless.
    Alyssa Toress:fuck
    i roll a 5 twice?!
    DM:actually with his all out attack that’ll hit him.
    Alyssa Toress:nice
    15 not a crit sadly
    Calim Gorn:So that’s another will save at 2
    DM:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 14) , Modifier -2 Roll Result: 24 ( natural:20 , Modifier -2 , Save DC:24 ) Kaldar Orun II -
    —— Success
    Calim Gorn:Holy shit
    DM:wow.. natural 20 lol.
    Alyssa Toress:done
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“The puny warriors of Rahseld are no match for a warrior fo Makoro.”
    Alyssa Toress:hey man fuck you i soaked a fucking rank 16 lance
    im here
    DM:Oshiro just blamed that on his throw being weak :P
    Alyssa Toress:lol fuck that
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:I’ll go for a grab with my tail
    DM:okay give me an attack roll
    That’s gonna hit.
    Hachikomaru:have improved grab, so i have a free hand still or whatnot
    DM:lemme see how grab works again…
    okay he makes aresistance of strengthy or dodge aginst your str
    He’lll use his str.
    Hachikomaru:my STR is 3 currently
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    DM:And he triumphs. The mighty Kaldar pulling free of your attakc.
    Kaldar leaps at Alyssa… making an impressively powerful leap up into the air, drawing his sword mdiair and cutting iwth it.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah the warriors of Makoro are so fearsome that he’s completely ignoring the threat of one
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    Calim Gorn:Does he have Move by Attack or whatever the talent is?
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) PA 3 Defensive Attack 4 Modifier -2Roll Result: 3 (5) Effect Rank: 12
    Calim Gorn:lol holy shit
    Alyssa Toress:gonna say that misses
    DM:He swings but misses…
    His attack is clumsy… perhaps from Hachi’s tail tripping him up some and his already present fatigue…
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:gonna try a normal god’s judgement
    not a stunted one
    a 2
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“As you can see he choses to attack the girl and flees from Hachi.”
    “Fight a real opponent you coward!” (yells to Kaldar)
    Hachikomaru:lol he’s always got something to say
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:“He’s going after the opponent that poses a greater danger to him, heh.”
    Hachikomaru:“It seems, I have been underestimated.”
    DM:You gonna try to yell that to the daimyo Tab? lol.
    Calim Gorn:lol nah
  • Hachikomaru transforms, to try and get the heat off the princess.
    Hachikomaru:hopefulyl the size will at least draw his attention
    Alyssa Toress:lol i am fine
    he hasnt done any damage yet
    i went all tank
  • Hachikomaru thunders past the princess and swipes a huge paw at the warrior.
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    DM:Kaldar rollsunder the paw attack.
    He tries another leap up at Alyssa… since you’re between them Sef I’ll give you an acro check to try to stop him (ro just untrained agilityx2)
    Course if you stop him, he’ll probably end up just attacking you.
    Calim Gorn:I love how he’s ignoring the kaiju to attack the little girl
    Alyssa Toress:(the little girl is a big threat)
    DM:lol well he knows that will save magic is a bitch. :P
    Alyssa Toress:yeah i am gonna guess his will save is much lower than his toughness
    Calim Gorn:Yeah it is, lol
    Alyssa Toress:one of these attacks i am gonna connect big time
    Hachikomaru:actually pointless
    Hachikomaru:my acro is dog mode is prolly a negative
    yeah +0
    DM:Hachi decides not to try to intercept.
    Alyssa Toress:okay roll it up
    DM:Wow you actually stopped him.. he’s not all that acrobatic.. more str based.. so you manage to block his ump forcing him to engage you instaed.
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    DM:He comes at you with his sword.
    Kaldar Orun II:“You’re nothing more than a bigger target!”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) Defensive Attack 4 Modifier 2Roll Result: 9 (8) Effect Rank: 9
    DM:A bigger target that he somehow misses.
    he gets a save to remove the impair.
    Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 14) , Modifier -2 Roll Result: 7 ( natural:3 , Modifier -2 , Save DC:24 ) Kaldar Orun II -
    —— Failure by 4 degrees
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Yeah should have put progressive on it
    Alyssa Toress:another will attack
    i will next time
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:heh well progressive is expensive as hell
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, wouldn’t have been able to make it rank 14
    Alyssa Toress:that misses i guess
    Calim Gorn:Probably misses since he’s going defensive
    Alyssa Toress:since yeah hes defensive
    DM:Kaldar rolls to the side and evds the blast of magical energy.
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
  • Hachikomaru goes for a bite this time, having toyed around enough.
    Alyssa Toress:yeah progressive is +2 per rank
    that would be super expensive
    progressive would cost 4 points per rank total
    DM:that’s gonna hit him…btw this an acid attack?
    DM:Or is this just a regular bite.
    Hachikomaru:nah he’s going all out
    DM:Okay all your bites are acidic? okay good to know.
    Hachikomaru:in all his drooling glory
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Yeah i ust wanted to know if all your bites were automatically acidic. I guess they are heh.
    Hachikomaru:kaldar said he wasnt holding back, so doing the same
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 9) , Modifier 1 Roll Result: 24 ( natural:18 , Modifier -1 , Save DC:24 ) Kaldar Orun II -—— Success
    Calim Gorn:lol geez
    DM:Kaldar soaks the attack.. taking no damage.
    Hachikomaru:that has improved grab on it, tho not sure how it works exactly
    Calim Gorn:Lets you make a grab check for free
    Hachikomaru:if i land a bite, do i get a free grab check or something?
    DM:Think fast grab is the one that gives you a free grab. or is that improved? I forget
    Hachikomaru:yeah im not sure how it works, i just know t added it on there when he revised my sheet way back
    ok yeah thats fast grab
    Calim Gorn:Oh yeah it just says you can use one arm and aren’t vulnerable
    Hachikomaru:thats the free grab on an unarmed atk
    DM:yeah improved just means it doesn’t take up an arm.
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    DM:This round Kaldar seems to be using some fancy footwork… trying to go underneath Hachi dodging under himn effectively ot make it hard for Alyssa to land a shot.. while attacking.
    Gonna give Hachi an acro check vs Kaldar’s Acro basically to represent how well he can hide under your large form.
    heh well I guess you can’t bbeat that with +0
    but check degree of success anyway
    Calim Gorn:lol wow
    DM:heh wow..
    you manage to give him a slight advantage on his defense but not a great one…
    Alyssa Toress: hey my sword attack was missing from the last sheet i sent ya
    DM:As he attacks Hachi from below or tries to.
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) PA 2 Defensive Attack 4Roll Result: 6 (5) Effect Rank: 11
    DM:But he misses again
    Attempt to will save and clear affliciton…
    Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 14) , Modifier 2 Roll Result: 20 ( natural:16 , Modifier -2 , Save DC:24 ) Kaldar Orun II -—— Failure by 1 degrees
    Alyssa Toress:wow
    yeah he basically needs a natural 20 to clear it.
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Heh should be higher than that, she hit him with a crit so he should be saving against DC 29
    DM:Don’t think crit affects the ongoing affliction
    Alyssa Toress:i’m gonna fly up close to him and used unlimited bladeworks my sword on him
    DM:It’s only the intial hit
    Calim Gorn:Ahh
    DM:heh okay
    Alyssa Toress:sigh
    DM:You come at him with your blade but miss… engaging him in melee.
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“I thought it was the cat and not the dog that played with its food.”
  • Hachikomaru transforms back into his human form, and lashes out with a green glowing mana infused acid claw attack,
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:whiff whiff whiff
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Kaldar parries the strike and turns to the princess who is now in melee.
    Hachikomaru:i think everyone in the whole battle must have goggles on
    welding goggles apparently
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) PA 2 Defensive Attack 4Roll Result: 6 (5) Effect Rank: 11
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    DM:lol and misses
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:no one can land a hit haha
    Alyssa Toress:another sword
    thats a crit
    Calim Gorn:That’s better
    Alyssa Toress:and multi attack
    DM:wekll with his defensive attack it doens’t ggrant any multi bonus
    since it’s just a 23
    Alyssa Toress:awww
    DM:But the crit does work
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 16) , Modifier 2 Roll Result: 24 ( natural:19 , Modifier -2 , Save DC:31 ) Kaldar Orun II -—— Failure by 2 degrees
    Alyssa Toress:yeah!
    then i am gonna fly up again
    DM:The blow dazes him as the sword cuts into him.
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:Same ole same ole
  • Hachikomaru channels Teh 20s.
    Vilar Elfglow:“Kaldar is a mighty warrior. I wish I could be that good.”
    DM:that’ll barely hit him
    Hachikomaru:thats a threat, or whatever its called, 18
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 9) , Modifier 1 Roll Result: 22 ( natural:18 , Modifier -1 , Save DC:24 ) Kaldar Orun II -—— Failure by 1 degrees
    Hachikomaru:you add the +5 for crit?
    DM:oh no
    didn’t know that wsa a crit.
    Hachikomaru:yeah it was an 18
    DM:oh okay.
    Hachikomaru:has imprvoed crit 2
    DM:Yeah that’ll be another owund and daze him
    Hachikomaru:it was rank 9 due to PA
    DM:well he’s already dazed so nothng further there
    Hachikomaru:not 4 actually
    DM:yeah I got the rank 9.
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    DM:wat it skipped him
    Alyssa Toress:okay just take his turn then
    Hachikomaru:yeah we prolly hit button same time or something
    DM:Since he’s dazed he can’t try to use Hachi for cover with his move action so he’ll just do a regular attack on Hachi
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) Defensive Attack 5Roll Result: 8 (6) Effect Rank: 9
    DM:And misses again.
    Alright now Alyssa is up
    Calim Gorn:Man I wish he rolled like this against me
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    gonna close up to him
    go for the kill shot
    Hachikomaru:we’re gonna pass out from exhaustion before we ko from wounds
    DM:oh he should have also got a will save to end your efect… one sec… lemme roll that first to see if he has the 2
    Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 14) , Modifier -2 Roll Result: 20 ( natural:16 , Modifier -2 , Save DC:24 ) Kaldar Orun II -
    —— Failure by 1 degrees
    nope… okay now toughness
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 16) , Modifier 2 Roll Result: 21 ( natural:20 , Modifier -2 , Save DC:31 ) Kaldar Orun II -—— Failure by 2 degrees
    Alyssa Toress:ol
    natural 20 on his toughness
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:of course
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:he has like 6 or 7 wounds at this point
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:slug fest
    Alyssa Toress:is he gonna go after me again?
    DM:He tries another attck on Alyssa trying to bring her down…
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) Defensive Attack 5Roll Result: 15 (13) Effect Rank: 9
    DM:That’s gonna hit..
    Calim Gorn:lol awesome
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:gonna sword him again
    DM:Oh and his save to end the impair
    Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 14) , Modifier 2 Roll Result: 20 ( natural:16 , Modifier -2 , Save DC:24 ) Kaldar Orun II -—— Failure by 1 degrees
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    DM:He parries the sword blow.. e ven bleeding and woundedh e’s a tenacious foe.
    Alyssa Toress:he i am good too
    i soaked all his attacks so far
    i am gonna make masarus dad eat shit
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:okay roll your attack me :P
    DM:Kaldar continues engaging Alyssa, pretty content in his abilites to hold off Hachi.
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) PA 5 Defensive Attack 5Roll Result: 12 (15) Effect Rank: 14
    Hachikomaru:yeah i must have exhausted all my 20s last session
    Alyssa Toress:damn
    Calim Gorn:lolololol
    DM:And hits. technically that should be 10 with the 2.. but…
    that stillh its.
    Alyssa Toress:how many failures
    DM:3 degrees.
    Calim Gorn:lol damn
    Alyssa Toress:am i stunned or something
    Calim Gorn:Staggered, heh
    DM:The queen flinches a bit as she sees Alyssa’s shield shattered by the powerful blow.. and princess Arielle gasps as the first cut appears on her… as Kaldar’s longblade does its work…
    Calim Gorn:Means you can only do a move or an attack
    DM:Yeah staggered that means you only get a move or attack, not both. So you can’t disengage, unless it’ all you do.
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    DM:And Kaldar’s will save…
    Calim Gorn:Can only get rid of it with a Recover action
    Alyssa Toress:FULL ATTACK
    DM:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 14) , Modifier -2 Roll Result: 10 ( natural:6 , Modifier -2 , Save DC:24 ) Kaldar Orun II -
    —— Failure by 3 degrees
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:me and him are just gonna stand here slugging
  • Hachikomaru grows a bit frustrated as he winds up with another G maneuver, going for the kill.
    Alyssa Toress:a girl versus the mountain
    DM:Well you do have the hound helping you :P
    Kaldar’s defensive stance blocks your claw attack… deflecting the blow.
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    DM:He moves in at Alyssa… trying to finihs her off.
    Hachikomaru:“We’re going to have to take a break to eat and sleep if this keeps up.”
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) PA 4 Defensive Attack 5 Modifier 2Roll Result: 5 (9) Effect Rank: 13
    Alyssa Toress:nope
    DM:He swings but mises..
    Alyssa Toress:make your save
    DM:Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 14) , Modifier -2 Roll Result: 17 ( natural:13 , Modifier -2 , Save DC:24 ) Kaldar Orun II -
    —— Failure by 2 degrees
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    DM:Kaldar parries Alyssa’s Aela-construct sword.
    Daimyo Oshiro’s displeasure has grown and grown as the match persisted…
    Alyssa Toress:irresistible force versus immovable object
  • Hachikomaru take another mighty swipe going for the exposed neck between helm and armor.
    Hachikomaru:lol i knew it
    the damn macro roller always rolls better for me
    Calim Gorn:lol wow
    Hachikomaru:thats why i tried it lol
    i knew something was off :-p haha
    Calim Gorn:Wait where does the 8 modifier come in
    Hachikomaru:8 fighting, 4 dmg
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:yeah you added your 8 twice.
    Calim Gorn:It should already be counting that, heh
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:the macro already adds the
    Alyssa Toress:so its 23 not 31
    but still a crit
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:So that should be a 23
    Hachikomaru:ah ok well whatever, it was a nat 20
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:Yeah that still crits him
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 14) , Modifier 1 Roll Result: 17 ( natural:17 , Modifier -1 , Save DC:29 ) Kaldar Orun II -—— Failure by 3 degrees
    Alyssa Toress:he cant sustain another hit
    Calim Gorn:Almost there
    Alyssa Toress:hes at like 10 wounds
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    DM:Kaldar takes a slash to his neck.. starting to blee dhim out a bit.. but he’s still coming… and he tries to take down Alyssa.
    Hachikomaru:looks like john mclain
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) PA 4 Defensive Attack 5 Modifier 2Roll Result: 7 (11) Effect Rank: 13
    Alyssa Toress:why did you blow up the damn building hanz
    DM:But misses her.
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    DM:Blood poors from his neck as the acid mixes in… dissolving some of his armor in that location… and staining it red.. he looks totally awful at this point.. his body covered in cuts and acid burns…
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    longest combat ever
    Hachikomaru:20 followed by 1
    talk about swing in luck
    DM:Kaldar contineus his attack on Aylssa.
    Alyssa Toress:i rolled 3 20’s in a row then a 1
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) PA 5 Defensive Attack 5Roll Result: -2 (1) Effect Rank: 14
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    Calim Gorn:rofl
    DM:He swings but misses wildly…
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:yeah you must been siphoning off my 20s
    luck drain power
    Alyssa Toress:does that hit
    also its a crit
    DM:With his defnesive attack that’s a miss
    Calim Gorn:Nah misses with his defensive
    Alyssa Toress:damn
    whats his ac?
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Heh like a 21 with the Defensive attack
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    DM:He parries Hachi as well.
    Alyssa Toress:lol when is the match gonna be called because its night time?
    Hachikomaru:haha yeah gonna have to take an intermission like the opera or something
    Young Geralt:haha
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Everyone seems to marvel at Kaldar’s ability to hld off both of you at once… Even Oshiro seems to respect it…
    Young Geralt:if Geralt and Vin were out there it would be over already…. ;P
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    DM:As he contineus his attack on Alyssa.
    Alyssa Toress:i dont know about that
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) PA 4 Defensive Attack 5 Modifier -2Roll Result: 11 (15) Effect Rank: 13
    DM:And lands a blow.
    Calim Gorn:Heh well that’ll hit
    Young Geralt:just messing with ya
    Calim Gorn:lol nice
    Hachikomaru:die hard indeed
    DM:But you mange to soak the blow.
    Will save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 14) , Modifier -2 Roll Result: 13 ( natural:9 , Modifier -2 , Save DC:24 ) Kaldar Orun II -
    —— Failure by 3 degrees
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:dont say whats hes doing T just roll the attack :P
    DM:The battle goes on… and assuming nothing happens at the end of this round with Kaldar’s attack… the Imperion is gonna call it a draw.
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) PA 5 Defensive Attack 5 Modifier -2Roll Result: 4 (9) Effect Rank: 14
    Calim Gorn:Laaaaame
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    DM:Yeah he missed..
    Calim Gorn:They can totally beat him, fuck that draw shit
    Imperion Terl:“I call this match a draw… both sides have fought bravely.”
    Alyssa Toress:its almost midnight this fight has lasted like 2 hours
    “you are a tough one kaldar”
    Imperion Terl:“let both sides know they have earned the respect of Aylanae, and proven themselves formidable warriors.”
  • Kaldar Orun II nods.
    Kaldar Orun II:“You as well princess…”
    Hachikomaru:“I should have ate breakfast.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i hope i proved i am not just my looks today”
    DM:Kaldar makes his way to the healing fountain the acid still buirning through his chest and neck, even though he tries not to show the pain.
    Alyssa Toress:yeah i’ll get healed up too
  • Hachikomaru bows, growing a bit bored and restless.
    Alyssa Toress:did hachi get any wounds?
    Alyssa Toress:so it was just me and kaldar trading attacks while standing still for an hour
    Calim Gorn:lol pretty much
    Hachikomaru:he swiped at me when i was transformed but yeah pretty much
    Alyssa Toress:most anti climatic game of thrones episode either
    they just hack at each other until everyone gives up
    Young Geralt:what does Oshiro have to say about that?
    Calim Gorn:lol
    He’ll just claim Kaldar is weak probably
    Couldn’t defeat a girl, pitiful excuse for a warrior etc
    Alyssa Toress:fuck that my new toughness focused build worked great
    DM:Oshiro doesn’t seem to have any specifc comment on it.. finding it rather difficult to say too much after what happened.
    Young Geralt:“Great job Hachi and Alyssa. Too bad you couldn’t eliminate him though.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i could have gotten him if we kept going”
    Young Geralt:“Does this mean he remains in the tourney against another team since that was a draw.”
  • Hachikomaru doesn’t seem too concerned. “It was good practice.”
    Imperion Terl:“indeed… Kaldar Orun remains in the competition, though should he advance to the finals, then Alyssa and Hachi shall get a rematch against him.”
    Hachikomaru:“Best bring a snack next time.”
    Alyssa Toress:do we earn hero points?
    Masaru Oshiro:“Then it is our turn to take him on then?”
    DM:yeah lemme give you each 1 pt
    G too
    Young Geralt gains a hero point. , Alyssa Toress gains a hero point. , Hachikomaru gains a hero point.
    Young Geralt:we goig to jump ahead and do the next match?
    Calim Gorn:Heh well the next one will be all description
    And hopefully they win so we don’t have to do another match and can move on =P
    Young Geralt:also did i make my blade oil over the past week… rolled 18
    DM:heh okay
    yeah you’re gonna need that against Kaldar :)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:You’re not quite sure if Masaru’s katana will be enough to breach Kaldar’s skin from what you’ve seen of it… so you could try offering it to him for his next match.
    Or just stocking it for your own battle…
    Young Geralt:depends on if i get more than 1
    DM:well you only have one at one point. I beleive you can make another given time
    Young Geralt:so tat was the week of prep for the match that just happened, do we have another week now?
    DM:But you can’t keep a huge reserve of em. heh. Basically to use more than one without the time to build em takes a hero point
    So you can’t just have a giant rack of inventions and such
    Yeah you’ll have another week, as Masaru/Gregorio vs Kaldar is the next match
    Young Geralt:oh, so i can’t have 2 on hand?
    1 for each week
    DM:Yeh with inventions you just have one basiclaly and it lasts a scene.
    Then to use it again you need to spend a hero point
    you coudl spend a hero point to have another dose.
    Though there’s no formal inventory where you ca just keep crafting them.
    Young Geralt:well i’ll need that HP for my suck ass rols
    Young Geralt:can you have a different item?
    or just 1 across the board?
    DM:You’re bsaically allowed to have one created invention on hand at once. There is an exception if youh ave multiple inventor advantages. so a ritualist, inventor and artificer could have one of each.
    Young Geralt:how wold i create an inventory of potions and oils under this system?
    DM:Presumably you could spend advantage points to have an extra on hand.
    Also you can also just purchase them as well with poinst to make them apermanent power.
    You could take the unreliable (5 uses) if you wanted to simulate it having limtied charges of stuff
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh, you’d spend points to make them permanently part of your character
    DM:So I’d probably make an array called “potions” and give them all limited uses.
    Young Geralt:ok, maybe down the road for that
    I actually wnated to reread the invention bit in the gadget guide it’s been a while, so wanted to review the specifcs.
    Young Geralt:also how would you apply the “toxicity factor” meaning that Geralt can only imbibe so many at a lime, some sort of limited feature?
    of course i guess the array handles that
    Young Geralt:just 1 at a time
    DM:I mean ana rray you can only use 1 at a time anyway
    Young Geralt:or the maybe have selectable features representing different concoctions
    ok, so going to narrate Masaru’s fight?
    DM:Yeah. you’d also potentially be able to power stunt on your potion array too
    to represent a special thing you’d have.
    Yeah was going to get to that.
    Alright so Geralt keeps the oil he made… and Masaru and Gregorio move out to fight against Kaldar… all healed up with new armor… the acid didn’t scar him apparently as it did Geralt.
    Masaru takes the lead with Gregorio behind… Masaru rushing at his foe, showing little in the way of fear…though his confidence is quickly shattered as his katana seems unbale to penetrate Kaldar’s defenses.
    Gregorio’s lightning at least seems to have some effect, but Kaldar mangaes to take him down with a hailf of his throwing knives.
    Masaru calls upon all his ki.. using some kind of speical sword technique boosting his strength and allowing him to penentrate Kaldar’s skin, though greatly fatiguing him…
    He does manage to land a powerful blow, opening up Kaldar’s stomach, but as you’ve seen Kaldar is not so easily stopped…
    And he proceeds to smash Masarui’s katana with a powerful blow of his sword… Masaru contineus to fight what is probably a hopeless battle, exhausting himself nearly to the point of death trying to summon what ki he can, but is finally taken down by Kaldar’s shortblade in the gut.
    Calim Gorn:Well so much for that
    “I propose a ‘no Kaldar’ rule for the next tournament.”
    Anise Dreamborn:“He’s taking down our band practically singlehanded…”
    Alyssa Toress:“i mean me and hachi didn’t lose”
    Viniira the Horned:“Geralt and I are next.. we’ll take him down.”
    Nori Yuudai:“i wouldn’t be so sure.. you see what that guy can do?”
    Hamidar Garaz:“He’s like fightiung a shiadar…”
    Calim Gorn:“Well, Geralt and Viniira did win against one of those.”
    Young Geralt:looking back at Kaldar’s rolls there is no effec rank, any clue as to the power of his attacks?
    Alyssa Toress:“hes probably tougher than a siadar”
    DM:he uses a variety of weapons, but you’d guess is strnegth to be around rank 4-8 soewhee.
    Hachikomaru:“You certainly are, your highness.”
    Young Geralt:ok
    Nori Yuudai:“Yeah the earth demons don’t have a chance with that guy on our side.”
    DM:Okay… so we want to do the Geralt f ight tonight or wait till next week?
    Young Geralt:i’m good to get it over with
    Calim Gorn:Yeah let’s do it
    Young Geralt:ut if the others want to wait we can
    Alyssa Toress:lets do it
    me and sef gotta fight after that
    Calim Gorn:Nah I’m good to go now, I want to get this tournament over with lol
    DM:heh okay.
    Well if Geralt wins, you don’t have to.
    Young Geralt:you mean WHEN Geralt wins, lol… but not if i roll like i have been
    DM:Once again I’m givibng Kaldar a hero point to use, since he’s the lsat surviving member of Draogn Band.
    Young Geralt:can still be cocky though
    DM:Kaldar Orun II gains a hero point.
  • Young Geralt applied blade oil and pops up Quen
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“Both of you have fought hard to get to this point… So let us see what you can do.”
    Alyssa Toress:i am glad i did good against kaldar
    Hachikomaru:you need the Firion-bane oil
    Alyssa Toress:had to prove myself after the queen gave me a easy fight
    Young Geralt:“We who are about to fight salute you.”
    DM:And with that Oshiro starts the fight.. with each respective band cheering for their member..
    Kaldar seems to have discarded his usual lance for this fight and just comes out with blade drawn.
    Kaldar Orun II:“Let this be a good fight. Both of you are quite impressive.”
    DM:Abnd with that.. the battle begins..
    Calim Gorn:lol wow
    Wonder what the odds are on that
    Young Geralt:“You as well. However there can only be one team at the end.”
    DM:heh wow.. well Geralt and Kaldar both got the same init bonus… so need a random roll to see who goes first.
    just give me a basic d20 roll G.
    Young Geralt:i thougth PCs always win ties ;)
    DM:heh well he goes first.
    Kaldar leaps to engage… since you tied i’ll say ou can at least intercept him as he comes forward.
    Young Geralt:at least they always go for my instead of my sweetie
    DM:Kaldar makes a powerful sweep with his blade.
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) PA 2 Defensive Attack 2Roll Result: 10 (7) Effect Rank: 11
    DM:But misses on his blow… fighting somewhat defensive too. you notice his goal seems to be striking your sword, apparently trying to shatter the steel swod you applied t he oil to…
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
  • Young Geralt jumps over the weak swing and comes down with a strong overhead blow that he has been practicing, something from the Ursine style.
    DM:that’ll hit him.
    Young Geralt:1 shy of crit
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 27 ( natural:18 , Save DC:23 ) Kaldar Orun II -—- Success
    Young Geralt:and penetrating oil
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that was the problem I kept having
    *****Start of Viniira the Horned’s Turn*****
    DM:You stab into himn.. breaching his normalyl hardened skin… but he still manages to take only minimnal damge from the blow…
    Viniira joins the fight wtih her flaming axe.
    Viniira the Horned:Viniira the Horned Attacks! (Close, +6, rank 6 Damage) PA 2Roll Result: 22 (18) Effect Rank: 8
    DM:She lands a blow on his defenses, though his hardened skin absorbs some of the attack though the fire burns him a little…
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 4) Roll Result: 10 ( natural:1 , Save DC:19 ) Kaldar Orun II -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    Actually a lot surprisingly…
    Calim Gorn:Heh, nice
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    DM:Kaldar contineus tpressing his attack on Geralt.. trying to shatter his blade…
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) PA 3 Defensive Attack 3Roll Result: 8 (7) Effect Rank: 12
    DM:But misses agin… his attacks somehat clumsy…
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
    Young Geralt:me easily sidesteps the swing and positions himself for an Aard blast to knock the turtle to its back
    DM:Actually wait I screwed somehing up.. actually viniiras fire wouldn’t damge himn at all..
    Calim Gorn:Oh come on
    DM:Gotta remove those wounds..
    Sorry heh.. I just messed up the maht before.
    His impervious should have stopped it
    Young Geralt:Rank 7 attempt to knock prone
    DM:okay.. ddoge check first…
    Young Geralt:you suck
    Calim Gorn:lol it says Fort save and then Dodge Save
    DM:Kaldar plants his feet holding fast against the blast.
    Yeah… it’s an area so he did dodge and fort.
    Aced em both :P
    *****Start of Viniira the Horned’s Turn*****
    DM:Viniira backs up trying a lightning attack..
    Viniira the Horned:Viniira the Horned Attacks! (Ranged, +6, rank 6 Damage) PA 2Roll Result: 16 (12) Effect Rank: 8
    DM:Though Kaldar evades the lignhting blast.
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    DM:This round Kaldar just decides to attack outright instead of going for a sword breka
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) PA 3 Defensive Attack 3Roll Result: 2 (1) Effect Rank: 12
    Calim Gorn:lol wow
    DM:Thoufgh his blows are poorly aimed… perhaps the Aard knocked his balance off some…
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:that defensive attack is what kept him alive last match
  • Young Geralt ducks under the swing, activating quen again and comign up with a strike from underneath his defenses…..
    DM:The knight movces his sword in a flash, instantly regainign any composure from a poorly aimed swing before… and knocks your blade back with a loud clang.. his eyes darting constantly between you and Viniiira.
    *****Start of Viniira the Horned’s Turn*****
    DM:Viniira fires another lighnting bolt.
    Viniira the Horned:Viniira the Horned Attacks! (Ranged, +6, rank 6 Damage) PA 2 AOA 2Roll Result: 14 (8) Effect Rank: 8
    DM:Vinira focuses a long blast of lignhting leaving herself partially exposed… something Kaldar hadn’t missed, as he quickly takes a momentary step back from Geralt and takes the opening on Viniiira to alunch a barrage of throwing knives…
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Ranged, +10, rank 4 Damage) PA 2 Defensive Attack 3Roll Result: 25 (20) Effect Rank: 6
    Young Geralt:ouch
    DM:That’s a crit on Viniira
    Alyssa Toress:is she dead
    DM:And a 3 degree success on multiattack
    Calim Gorn:Ouch
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 16) Roll Result: 14 ( natural:8 , Save DC:31 ) Viniira the Horned -—- Failure by 4 degrees
    Hachikomaru:double ouch
    DM:He drops her with several well placed throwing knives… one catching her right in the chest… another in the arm and another in the stomach.
    Young Geralt:“No, Vin!”
    DM:Viniira gives one gasp as she collapses, and the Templar start to run out to get her to the fountain.
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
    Young Geralt:me moves in with a savage assault upon the felling of Viniira….
    Hachikomaru:apparently so
    DM:heh wow.
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    Young Geralt:take that biatch
    Calim Gorn:13 damage with crit
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 13) Roll Result: 29 ( natural:20 , Save DC:28 ) Kaldar Orun II -—- Success
    Calim Gorn:lol fuck
    he got a natural 20 too on his soak.
    Young Geralt:wtf
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    DM:This guy is the master of duels for some reason. Sef never beat him last campaign etiher lol
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I hate fighting Kaldar, he’s almost impossible to hurt and then he soaks everything you hit him with
    DM:Geralt sitll have Quen up?
    Young Geralt:yep
    DM:Kaldar pulls back his blade for another seto f powerful strikes
    Alyssa Toress:is that the same as fighting me?
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) PA 2 Defensive Attack 3Roll Result: 7 (5) Effect Rank: 11
  • Young Geralt moves in to press the advantage against the tank
    DM:Though Geralt manages to parry his attacks, as he focuses more on power and defense than attck.. the blows cause Geralt to lose a bit of ground, but nothing significant…
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Aw too bad that’s not a crit since it’s a Hero Point
    Young Geralt:ot is a nat 20 roll
    DM:nah it says it’s a natural 20
    Calim Gorn:Oh sweet
    DM:that’s a cirt.
    Calim Gorn:lol 13 damage again
    DM:He may make Kaldar use his hero point maybe heh.. we’ll see…
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 13) Roll Result: 19 ( natural:10 , Save DC:28 ) Kaldar Orun II -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    Nah he’ll save it for now.
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    DM:Kaldar goes on full defense this round… apparently due to being dazed… he tries to collect himself
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
  • Young Geralt continues his powerful rage-filled assault
    Young Geralt:i need a rage meter that powers uip my strikes with each chain, hehe
    but he falters
    DM:He parries your weapon with a forceful blow… gaining a free smash attempt (weapon break advantage)
    this is his free smash.
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, 7, rank 9 Damage)Roll Result: 22 (15) Effect Rank: 9
    DM:and he strieks your blade.. okay, your sword has toughness 9 for being steel.. so give me a toughness 1d20
    9 for the sword.
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    Young Geralt:witcher steel dude, lol
    DM:Kaldar bats at Geralt’s sword though the enchanted blade holds upo to even that kind of might.. not even showing a crack.
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    DM:But Kaldar comes back with an attack of his own (the break was a free bonus)
    This time going for Geralt himself as he kncoked his blade aside.
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) PA 4Roll Result: 6 (3) Effect Rank: 13
    DM:But Geralt is too quick for him… dodging around him with amazing speed.
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
  • Young Geralt regains his stance and continues on after the slight break in his assault
    DM:lol wo
    Calim Gorn:Fuck yeah
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 13) Roll Result: 12 ( natural:5 , Save DC:28 ) Kaldar Orun II -—- Failure by 4 degrees
    he’s gonna use his one hero point on that.
    Calim Gorn:Too bad he has that hero point
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II spends a Hero Point for : Reroll
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 13) Roll Result: 20 ( natural:13 , Save DC:28 ) Kaldar Orun II -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    The blow still stagers him… as he gains a newfound respect for Geralt’s fighting style and tenacity…
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    DM:This round he’s going to turtle up again t aking full defnese.
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
  • Young Geralt tries to blow past his defenses
    DM:He parries the blow again… getting his free smash attack again.
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage)Roll Result: 23 (16) Effect Rank: 9
    Calim Gorn:Heh, 1 degree
    DM:That’s a fail by 1. So it only does minor damage.
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:does an objects toughness get wounded in the same way as a person?
    DM:Doesn’t impair the sword at all. just -1 to its future saves.
    Alyssa Toress:okay yeah
    DM:Well objects are destroyed on fail by 3
    And fail by 2 puts a hole in em.
    Think fail by 2 may disable a wepon I’d have to cehck that again.
    Kaldar attack wiht his normal swing on Geralt
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) PA 2 Defensive Attack 3Roll Result: 22 (20) Effect Rank: 11
    connecting with a critical hit this time (that was a natural 20)
    wow.. only a fail by 1
    DM:Geralt manages to roll aside from some of the blow taking a cut from the might blow.. but only a minor one that he barely feels due to his current state of vengeful rage.
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
    DM:oh and remember to roll for your regeneration too. Think you jsut got regen 1, but if you get a 1 on 1d10 you can heal a wouind
    Hachikomaru:rocky vs mcclain
  • Young Geralt continues the strong attakcs from the Ursine style.
    Young Geralt:tat sucked
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    Young Geralt:oh yeah
    DM:Kaldar blocks Geralt’s attack easily coming at him with one of his own
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) PA 3 Defensive Attack 3Roll Result: 14 (13) Effect Rank: 12
    DM:That’ll hit with your quen up
    Young Geralt:this one gonna hurt
    DM:Fialure by 3… 3 wounds and staggered.
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
    Suzu Ueno:“oh no.. he’s going to get Geralt…”
    Calim Gorn:“It’s not over yet…”
    Young Geralt:me falls back momentarilly to regroup and clear his head….
    Masaru Oshiro:“Geralt can take a lot.”
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    DM:okay. you clear your stagger as Kaldar chases after you
    He seems intent on claiming victory.
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) PA 3 Defensive Attack 3Roll Result: 14 (13) Effect Rank: 12
    Young Geralt:shit
    DM:And hits again.
    Calim Gorn:Wait doesn’t he get +2 defense for doing Recover?
    Masaru Oshiro:oh right. wait.
    you get the =2 defense from recvoer
    Young Geralt:oh yeah
    Masaru Oshiro:that’d make it a miss
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
    Young Geralt:made me wast my 18
    DM:yeah heh.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Nori Yuudai:“Two on one he had a chance.. but even Gerlt cannot overcome him one on one.”
  • Young Geralt attempts to take advantage of the forward rush od Keldar as he spins around his rush strikign with a strong blow to his flank…..
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    DM:Kaldar side leaps to the right of the blow with a powerful burst from his legs… coming at Geralt from the side.
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) PA 3 Defensive Attack 3Roll Result: 14 (13) Effect Rank: 12
    DM:That’ll hit since you don’t have the +2 anymore
    Young Geralt:stop that!
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Now you need that 18
    Well that should work hopefully
    DM:Yeah only a fail by1.
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
    DM:Geralt takes yet another powerful sword slash as the crowd gasps… thinking he must be done for after that one…
    The two combantats about in even in terms fo wounds… both proven warriors to get this far…
    Nori Yuudai:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 13) Roll Result: 16 ( natural:11 , Save DC:28 ) Kaldar Orun II -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Fuck yeah
    Alyssa Toress:is he dead?
    Calim Gorn:Nah needs to do another one of those
    Alyssa Toress:ah
    Young Geralt:nope
    but no more recovers
    DM:Geralt comes in with a powerful slash his penetrating oil getting thorugh the iron skin on Kaldar’s leg… cutting into his leg deeply.
    well he’s still g ot his recover
    just not his hero point.
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    DM:Kaldar is gonna r ecover this turn.
    Removing his staggered but still eaving him with 7 wounds.
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
    Young Geralt:oh does he, i thought he had used it but i guess not due to the reroll
    DM:nah, he just used his reroll
    hasn’t recovered yet, he did full D a few times
  • Young Geralt presses the adavance, letting the dark side flow though him… what a monster…..
    DM:Wasn’t really a recover, just him geting increased defense trying to clear his dazed state and do a weapons mashj
    Kaldar seems fueled not by any particular emotion beyond stubborness.. he seems to be the type that’s only still alive up to this point only because he denies death iteself…
    With his +2 from recover that’ll bbe a suceess on his part.
    he deflects your blow. going for the counter.
    *Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*
    DM:btw you roling for your regeneration?
    Young Geralt:oh i have not been.. what about 3 rounds passed?
    DM:yeah think about that
    heh nope.
    Kaldar Orun II:Kaldar Orun II Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 9 Damage) PA 3 Defensive Attack 3Roll Result: 15 (14) Effect Rank: 12
    DM:Kaldar smashes into th quen shield again… inflicting yet another brutal blow.
    Young Geralt:well thats the game folks
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah
    DM:Geralt collapses… as Kaldar is announced the winner… and Geralt is rushed ot the healing waters…
    Calim Gorn:Would have won if not for that hero point
    Young Geralt:yep, would have could have should have
    oh well, wa s a good match
    DM:You can see the queen saying something to Imperion Terl.. and im talking back for a moment.. before nodding his head.
    Calim Gorn:lol this should be good
    Imperion Terl:“Both bands have fought well, and should be proud… instead of having a final match… we are going to declare this competition a draw between the two, as the champions have already fought to an announced draw.”
    Calim Gorn:“Tch…”
    Hachikomaru:“It seems politics is at play.”
    Calim Gorn:“As always.”
    Alyssa Toress:“man i could take him”
    Calim Gorn:“The queen just doesn’t want to see Alyssa lose.”
    Imperion Terl:“Hachimaru, Alyssa Toress and Kaldar Orun have all survived without falling.”
    Hachikomaru:“Go and declare it publically or something.”
    Imperion Terl:Young Geralt gains a hero point.
    Hachikomaru:“I doubt your mother would thwart you openly before everyone else.”
    “But of course, it is possible you could lose.”
  • Hachikomaru shrugs.
    Alyssa Toress:i just want to move on
    Anise Dreamborn:“Better to take the safe path anyway..”
    “You all earned respect, that’s what it’s about.”
    Alyssa Toress:instead of doing more tournament
  • Hachikomaru raises a skeptical brow.
    Hachikomaru:“Safe path?”
  • Hachikomaru scoffs a bit.
    Anise Dreamborn:“Well you might lose.”
  • Anise Dreamborn smirks.
    Alyssa Toress:“the tournament only existed because of masaru anyway”
    “i dont need to impress his dad”
  • Hachikomaru bows to Dragonbands champion, then to the nobility in tow.
    Calim Gorn:“I doubt the Daimyo would be impressed by anything you did anyway.”
    Nori Yuudai:“I only wish my showing in the tournament was better…”
  • Hachikomaru nods in agreement with Calim. “Well said.”
  • Kaldar Orun II returns the bow out of respect.
  • Hachikomaru goes over to the Daimyo.
    Hachikomaru:“Daimyo Oshiro.” he says bowing
    “Thank you, for allowing my participation in this melee.”
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“You fought well Hachikomaru and have brought honor to House Inuyama.”
    Hachikomaru:“You fought well, my lord.” he says to Masaru
    Young Geralt:“I was so close to bringing down Kaldar. He was a worthy oppnent, though. I think I may have let my anger get the most of me. Witchers are supposed to control their emotions. Many say we have none, but we just hide them well. It helps when you can push all the horror away.”
    “Are you ok Vin?”
    Masaru Oshiro:“Thank you. You fought well as well.”
    Hachikomaru:“You will have to tutor me some with iaijutsu.”
    Alyssa Toress:“kaldar couldnt beat me and i couldnt beat him”
    “not the worst outcome”
    Viniira the Horned:“Yeah… that guy just got me with a lucky shot… wasn’t expecintg him to break off you and toss those knives at me.”
    Young Geralt:“Be careful not to lower your defenses to an oppoent like him. He was almost waiting for it.”
  • Viniira the Horned nods.
    Viniira the Horned:“Yeah he was smarter than he looked.”
    Hachikomaru:“Your defeat of Sythe, was perhaps the most impressive feat in the whole tournament.”
    “Along with Masaru’s victory over the Silver Dragon.”
    Young Geralt:“I’m sure the princess was disappointed though.”
    Vilar Elfglow:“Yeah you really showed that guy and his Shiadar armor.”
    Hachikomaru:“Of course.”
    Alyssa Toress:“nah it was fine”
    Hachikomaru:“But politics, are politics.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i was hoping someone else would beat him so we didnt have to fight each other”
    Young Geralt:“Would he have llet you win?”
    Alyssa Toress:“no way”
    Hachikomaru:""I don
    “I don’t think so.”
    “Though they are cousins.” he smirks
    Young Geralt:“Or you him?”
    Alyssa Toress:“no way”
    Hachikomaru:“Maybe you’ll even have to marry him, your highness.”
  • Hachikomaru says perhaps teasing.
    Alyssa Toress:“all the noble families in rahseld are related hachi”
    Young Geralt:“Then I’m sure it would have been a good fight.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, it’s one big mess.”
    Hachikomaru:“Does that mean you want to marry him then?”
    Alyssa Toress:“we will see”
    Hachikomaru:“Masaru would be a better match.”
    Alyssa Toress:“his brother needs to produce an heir first”
  • Hachikomaru says, with a stoic face, unsure if he’s serious or teasing.
    Alyssa Toress:you are gonna need a bigger prep room
    DM:heh yeah Aylanae has a bunch of NPCs.
    Calim Gorn:I’m gonna approach Daimyo Oshiro after the others leave and cash in my favor, or at least start working towards it
    Young Geralt:any other game you just kil the NPCs so the list doesn’t get too big, hehe
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Young Geralt:oh shit, i forgot about those bracers… not sure if they would have helped any
    Alyssa Toress:so we moving into year 4 tonight?
    DM:hmm… not really. heh.
    Alyssa Toress:or at least summer?
    DM:Yeah we’re gonna move towards vacation time anyway..
    Young Geralt:grant evasio 2.. would ahev helped with the grenades
    DM:Nothing more for year 3 classes.. not sure if anyone had any vaction plans.. well Calim does I know
    Alyssa Toress:yeah i thought you said the tournament was the only event in year 3
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    I got my plans that I’m gonna put into motion
    DM:yerah evasion would give +5 to dodge rolls versus AoE attacks
    Alyssa Toress:i’m just gonna hang out with sythe in the summer
    DM:Well for your school year, yeah this is the vacation period./
    Summer time people might have stuff, or we coudl just FF the summer bit.
    Alyssa Toress:we can do tabs thing if he wants
    Young Geralt:I’ll hang with my epopel and also Vin, unless summoned to other tasks
    DM:The daimyo could arrange what you’re asking, so it looks like Tab’s plan could work if he’s willing.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I definitely want to do it
    Hachikomaru:what plans?
    DM:This vacation you’ve got more or less free… unless you hang out with each other… you can execute various plans or what not.
    Calim Gorn:Basically I’m cashing in my favor from Oshiro to have him owe a favor to Suzu’s parents in return for them letting Suzu spend summer with us instead of going back to Makoro
    Young Geralt:I’ll spend the time training with the Druids in my Witcher skills (if we get points to spend)
    Alyssa Toress:yeah did we get points?
    Calim Gorn:And I’m gonna take her around Ronen and Rahseld and let her see some Magitech factories and so on, also introduce her to Justy’s sister at Laventa’s suggestion
    DM:yeha you’ve got points to spend.
    Calim Gorn:I’ll invite the others along too so they can hang out with Suzu and do stuff, maybe we can take turns showing her around our different home cities and whatnot
    Alyssa Toress:how many?
    yeah i’ll hang with suzu
    DM:Yeah determining the points now
    I’ll give out 3 points for this one.
    So that puts you lemme see…
    Calim Gorn:111 points total
    DM:yeah okay.
    Alyssa Toress:does immunity aging keep me from dying from old age?
    Calim Gorn:Yup
    Alyssa Toress:does it keep me young forever
    so i dont get ugly
    DM:Yeah it could. depending on your descriptors to it
    Calim Gorn:That’s kinda how I statted mine, lol
    DM:I mean that bit is mostly flavor as far as M&M is concerned.
    Calim Gorn:Basically I just stop aging once I reach adulthood
    DM:So you could be some undead lich or not aging.
    Calim Gorn:Nobody realizes I’m immortal right now, not even me
    But in 50 years when I still look like I’m 20, it’ll be kinda obvious
    DM:Yeah heh.
    Though immortal people in positions to inherit titles tend to be targets of assassination :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:yeah but i am not gonna inherit
    Calim Gorn:It’s Rahseld, everyone is a target of assassination
    DM:well you could if something happens to Arielle.
    Alyssa Toress:arielle is
    DM:Horrible stuff happens to good people all the tme in my campaigns.
    Anyway.. about Suzu…
    And yeah, the point gaining is kinda accelerated since we’re fast forwarding thorugh a lot ot get you up to PL 8 . Normally I don’t really hand out points quite as quickly heh.
    She’s shocked that Calims favor lets her leave Makoor for the summer break.
    As normally her family keeps her close, but at the chance at a favor from the Daimyo to be traded, even they couldn’t turn down the potential…
    And wre willing to let Suzu go with you.
    Calim Gorn:Huzzah
    I’ll contact Laventa and let her know about it so she can set up a meeting with Justy and her sister
    And I’ll ask my Mother for a tour of the guild factories and such while we’re in Ronen
    Will let the others in our clique know too in case they want to do anything with Suzu
    So like Alyssa, Hachi, Geralt, Viniira, Anise
    DM:You set up a visit… and Justy and Alexia are more than happy to have you at the Lastrium farmhouse in Ronen and can give you a tour of nearby magitech facilites f the city of Saerlon.
    Alyssa Toress:yeah i am coming with you
    DM:ANise unforutnately is being kept on a tight leash by the templar, especialyl around Alyssa, since they’re afraid of the repeat incident of her getting corrupted.
    Calim Gorn:Justy’s dad is from Makoro too IIRC, so Suzu can see that there’s another way for people from Makoro to live
    DM:Viniira does come as well.
    They also invite you a family dinner at their large farmhouse.. thouygh still fairly pretty small for a family so large and imbued…
    Calim Gorn:(to Alexia) “Thank you for your hospitality, Ms. Lastrium. I hope we aren’t too much of an inconvenience.”
    DM:Will do a short scene RPing with em, so you can get an idea how that goes…
    Alyssa Toress:“yes thank you for welcoming us”
    Suzu Ueno:“Yes. I am honored you allowed me to visit.”
  • Suzu Ueno bows.
    Alexia Lastrium:“It’s good to have you. Though I’m a little bit surprised that you’d want to come here of all places… usually all the imbued want to see the castles and all the other historic sites.”
  • Calim Gorn laughs a little
    Alyssa Toress:“i’ve seen enough castles for a lifetime”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, I think I feel the same.”
    Alexia Lastrium:“You’ll just find lots of farmland here, and not any crops becasue it’s winter right now.”
    Hideyoshi Saitou-Lastrium:“We are however working on a secret laboratory!”
    Alyssa Toress:“i havent seen winter in a while”
  • Alexia Lastrium gives her husband a look that seems to say “No we aren’t”
    Alyssa Toress:“during rahseld winter i am aylayne”
    Hideyoshi Saitou-Lastrium:“Of course in the future there could be a secret laboratory…”
    Calim Gorn:“Mostly I wanted to show Suzu around and let her get to know Ronen and Rahseld better. She’s always spent summers back home and the rest of her time is on Aylanae.”
    Sayuri Lastrium:“I like the snow, it’s pretty.”
    DM:Sayuri btw is Justy’s younger sister for those who don’t know.
    And Hideoyoshi is her father.
    Calim Gorn:“And I heard that your younger daughter and she might get along well.”
    Hideyoshi Saitou-Lastrium:“Of course! I’m sure as any inquiring mind in the field of magitech she’d love it around here. Yuri why don’t you show her your inventions!”
    Alexia Lastrium:“Well maybe not all your inventions… lets not scare her too much.”
  • Sayuri Lastrium nods.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“I’m sure Yuri and Suzu will get along great, and there’s a big magitech facility she can check out up in Saerlon, only a short distance away.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Hideyoshi Saitou-Lastrium:“There is another matter I’m curious about on the subject of magitech. I heard that your 3rd cousin, no… that’s not right, maybe 3rd uncle? hmm… no I think cousin… yes Darien Gorn!”
    Hachikomaru:has another sister, Natsuki i think
  • Calim Gorn frowns a little at the mention of Darien
    Alyssa Toress:“suzu is a good girl but kinda shy and set in makoro ways”
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s right, we didn’t see much of her
    Hideyoshi Saitou-Lastrium:“I heard he was removed from work at the Hydra Clan…”
    Hachikomaru:and 2 brothers irc
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, that’s correct…”
    (Yeah, heh)
    Alyssa Toress:big family
    Hideyoshi Saitou-Lastrium:“I hate to pry into your family business… but… I’m so curious and it concerns magitech, and anything magitech is my business.”
    Calim Gorn:“Do you know Darien? Or is this just more of a casual interest?”
    Sayuri Lastrium:“I have not met him personally no, but I have heard… things about him. Some say he’s a genius.. others say he’s a madman.”
    “You can see how I would be interested I’m sure.”
    Young Geralt:ok, did my updates, mostly skills
    Calim Gorn:Heh that’s supposed to be Hideyoshi talking for all of that right
    Sayuri Lastrium:(oh yeah)
    Hideyoshi Saitou-Lastrium:“I have not met him personally no, but I have heard… things about him. Some say he’s a genius.. others say he’s a madman.”
    “You can see how I would be interested I’m sure.”
    (yeah heh mixed up my impersonates)
    Alexia Lastrium:“I have to apologize for my husband, he’s always looking for new employees for his company.”
    “Budget employees…”
    Calim Gorn:“That’s quite all right, Mrs. Lastrium.”
    “As for Darien, well, I’d tend to go more towards the latter end of the scale you presented in my personal opinion, but I suppose that depends on your own view of his work. Either way, without getting into too many unnecessary details, he wasn’t doing the job he was placed there to do and he was misappropriating equipment assigned to the clan’s defense. So I recommended that he be replaced.”
    Hideyoshi Saitou-Lastrium:"I see… I wonder if he’s currently employed anywhere… I’m looking for a certain type of genius… the one willing to work for low pay… the underappreciated innovator! "
    Young Geralt:hitting the sack, catch you all next week
    Calim Gorn:Later G
    DM:Heh okay yeah we can stop for now and continue this next week I gues
    Since it’s getting late anyway.
    Calim Gorn:“You’ll have to take that up with him directly, I’m afraid I don’t know what he’s doing right now.”
    Young Geralt:token is updated
    Alyssa Toress:what
    we can keep going :D
    DM:heh well G is checking out so welll wait till next time.
    Alyssa Toress:he didnt even come on vacation with us
    we can at least finish the suzu thing
    Calim Gorn:lol he said he was going to come with us I think
    Young Geralt:yeah, no need to wait on me if not involving me and the others want to continue
    DM:heh well I’m kinda tired too, we can wait till next week.
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    Young Geralt:i’m coming if summoned on a task, but if just general sight seeing i have training to tend to
    Calim Gorn:Oh, I may not be around next week actually
    Alyssa Toress:fuck
    Calim Gorn:I’m going to another con
Session 9 Log

intro music
i’ll just imagine tabs is some kind of anime music video and j-pop
Tabris:Heh, yeah dunno where Herlock is, I messaged him
G should hopefully be along later
yeah I’m working on some extra stuff for the website anyway.
So okay if they’re a bit late.
Sefiros:herlock said he’ll be right there
Herlock:hi i am here
Sefiros:welcome overlord
Alyssa Toress:i was playing oblivion
the 4th elder scroll
Sefiros:yeah figuered it was morrowind, close enuff
i got that game on PC actually
one of the few ones i posess
oblivion that is
Tabris:I’ve been busy with the new Deus Ex game
Alyssa Toress:oh you picked that up huh
Alyssa Toress:the first major dlc is about to come out sometime next week
Tabris:Ah cool
I’m working on the Permadeath run right now
Unlocked all the other trophies except that and the Breach mode stuff
Breach mode is fucking annoying though
DM:what’s breach mode?
Tabris:It’s this thing where you play some hacker dude using his virtual avatar to hack into a mega corp’s servers
Tabris:It plays more or less like the main game but it’s really fucking stingy with weapons and shit
And some of the levels have been a giant pain in the ass
Alyssa Toress:yeah i got bored of the game before i finishe permadeath
i got a bunch of spreadsheets and stuff for my leveling in oblivion
since the enemies get stronger if you fuck up your leveling
if G isn’th ere by 8 we’ll start without him
Be a bit difficult but maybe do an Alyssa scene.
Tabris:I’m cool with that
Sefiros:what happened to G?
Random Encounter Waifu Level 99
Alyssa Toress:he died
Sefiros:apparently so
she must have hit him with an invis, before sketching him with relm
insta-death no save, gg
Alyssa Toress:so whats my scene
are we still in yt
or did we leave
Tabris:Still in Yt
Alyssa Toress:yt blows
Sefiros:go avatar on it, cut it down, you can become president shinra
Alyssa Toress:sure
Sefiros:it wont be there to bore anyone anymore
okay yeah lets get this shit going
Alright so Alyssa basically decided not to take a trip to the magitech repair facitlity, since you weren’t here. So instead of going there she got sidetracked along the way…
Alyssa Toress:great
i am sure this will be grand
Tabris:You didn’t want to go there anyway
Alyssa Toress:i was really tired
Tabris:It was awful
I’m still traumatized
Alyssa Toress:and football was starting the next day
red zone baby
Tabris:Hey G
Alyssa Toress:whos your team garrion
Sefiros:my team is on right now
Garrion:i don;t do televised sports
Alyssa Toress:wow
figured you were a football man
Sefiros:chocobo racing is more his style
Calim Gorn:Wow, I’m not the only one who doesn’t follow sports
Alyssa Toress:are you georgia tech sef?
Calim Gorn:I love you man
Alyssa Toress:oh
Garrion:i play them all for rec, hockey and wrestling are my personal ones in school
Garrion:but watching on TV and professional sports.. bunch of hype
DM:Anyway Alyssa is approached by two men.. one is an older man probbably in his 60s or 70s who seems to be walking with a walking stick, and in probably poor health… the other in his late 30s perhaps…
Alyssa Toress:fuck me
Calim Gorn:lol
Alyssa Toress:this is going poorly already
DM:Youi can give me a politcal roll to see if your ecognize em.
Calim Gorn:That might be what they’re after actually
Alyssa Toress:one sec i gotta bring up my sheet
a 2
DM:You recognize the younger one… he’s Quilthos Elwhyer, one of the imbued. The old man, you’re not so sure of but you do recall both at your orignally landing ceremony to greet you.
Alyssa Toress:okay
Quilthos Elwhyer:“Hello. You must be princess Aylssa.
Alyssa Toress:”yes i am you are quilthos right?"

  • Quilthos Elwhyer nods.
    Alyssa Toress:“i’m afraid i dont have a name for your companion”
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“Indeed… I am imbued like yourself, and I can see stories of your beauty do not do you justice.”
    DM:The older man catches up finally
    Villaerin the Many-headed:“I am Villaerin the many-headed. It is good to make your aquaintance.”
    Alyssa Toress:“many headed? why do they call you that?”
    DM:Now hearing his naem you know something about him.. he’s head of the Owl Clan, oneo f the three component clans that make up Clan Hydra. Clan Elwhyerb eing another (of which Quilthos is chieftain)
    Calim Gorn:Is that some kind of anagram? lol
    DM:Many headed btw is one of t he variant surnames for Clan Hydra. preferred by hose of the Owl Clan v ersus the Shadow Clan who use the more commonly “Of the Hydra”
    Alyssa Toress:lol what
    are they fucking welsh
    okay pretend i didnt say that then
    DM:Elwhyer is name of the clan.
    Alyssa Toress:if i actually knew that
    DM:I mistyped that heh.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:“i’m honored by your compliment, and it is a pleasure to meet you head of the owl clan”
    DM:The Elwhyer clan instead of using ‘of the hydra" or “the many-headed” keeps their own last surname.
    You know that Villaerin is basically an old man (a mundane) who is most known for givng indepdence to some tribes on the tip of the peninsula.
    Basically he’s a man of peace (some say a coward) who instead of riksing war, granted the tribes with grievances independence from the Hydra Clan (though not the empire)
    Many consider him an old fool.
    Alyssa Toress:great
    DM:At least the more miltaristic anywa.
    gotta stop those factions from rebelling
    Villaerin the Many-headed:(heh)
    “I am thankful you could make some time for us.”
    Sefiros:guess I’ll just play the princess guard dog, unless she tells me otherwise, aint got nothin else to do
    DM:heh well I’m assuming you stayed back at the barracks waitng for the tour from Geralt.
    Sefiros:i dont remember
    DM:But you coudl go with Alyssa instead if you wanted… since remembber Alyssa was suppsoed to orignally go to the magitech place, but instead I’m bbasically gonna say these two intercepted her.
    So Calim went off on his own
    Young Geralt:i think they all said they weren’t interested
    Alyssa Toress:“of course it is the duty of the empires guardians to ensure peace for all its citizens”
    Young Geralt:i must be a horrible guide
    DM:Probably like most witcher players you just end up going to the brothel and staying there for hours :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:i dont think most witcher players did that
    just you T
    DM:heh nah you told me someone did that in the first stream of wticher 3 lol
    Alyssa Toress:i dont remember
    Basckto the game
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“So I hope you are liking it here in our lands.”
    DM:Btw the name of the town you’re at (whcih is also the capital of the Hydra Clan) is Aontas. I added a few Hydra clan holdings onto the map recently
    Calim Gorn:(Your lands are backwards and primitive, I hate them and I hate you)
    Alyssa Toress:“its a land untouched by the machines of my homeland”
    “in rahseld things are getting taken over by the things”
    “ruining the natural beauty”
  • Quilthos Elwhyer nods.
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“I feel the same way about those machines… I cannot beleive that Meerin agreed to bring them here.”
    “We do not need them to fight our enemies… I fear he has lost much of his way in his own blind hatred of the Earth Demons.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i’m more inclined to natural magic personally”
  • Quilthos Elwhyer smiles.
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“Yes, I have always studied the druidic arts. I hear that the Toress have mastered some of the magic of the fey.”
    Alyssa Toress:“people do say that”
    druid magic uses mana right
    Villaerin the Many-headed:(Yeah)
    Alyssa Toress:“i use mana and aela both personally”
    Villaerin the Many-headed:“Yes… tis wise never to limit oneself to one option…”
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“unforutnately I did not have any talent for Aela magic, or at least so the archmagi said.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i am sure you have many other talents however”
    “it seems to be natural for an imbued”
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“Well I am a master of bow and spear with a strength and quickness blessed to me by the imbuing process.”
    Villaerin the Many-headed:“Strength and speed are not everything, it is said a sharp mind conquers might every time.”
    Alyssa Toress:“you have the better of me there then”
    “well said villaerin”
    (so this going anywhere btw?)
    Villaerin the Many-headed:“I have met your mother before, she is most wise, and I see you take after her.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yes i have a lot to live up to”
    DM:heh, if you want we can FF a bit thorugh the gist of the conversation, mostly it’s to intoduce a bit of internal Hydra Clan politics. heh.
    Alyssa Toress:ah okay
    yeah thats fine
    i just dunno wanna bore everyone
    DM:Since hydra clan is composed of three major other clans, Shadow, Elwhyer and Owl.
    Meerin (the current chieftain) is a representative of the Shadow Clan, these are the other two cheiftains.
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    Villaerin the Many-headed:“It was a most terrible tragedy that happened to the wolfheart and indeed our own people.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yes the empire needs to always be vigilant agianst the earth demons”
    “who knows where they could strike next and not just in yt but other lands as well”
    Villaerin the Many-headed:“I hear the fortress the empire constructed at Earthsorrow is quite a wonder. Though I cannot help wonder if there are any plans to construct a similar fortress on the northern border to help protect the Hydra Clan.”
    “There are quite a few nervous people here.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i’m afraid i have no news on that”
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“We don’t need a fortress…. we need a war. Surely the empire cannot let this slight go unpunished.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i think there is a fear of getting engaged and the the tensions daelan flaring up again”
  • Villaerin the Many-headed nods.
    Alyssa Toress:that was the war before right
    they broke free from ronen?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    DM:Yeah, there was actually series of wars. basically the Orotehan War, the Shogun’s invasion then the Daelan revolution
    Whch weakened the empire quite a bit. Daelan was the last one.
    Daelan broke away 11 years ago.
    They’ve been kinda reluctant to go all out to take em down, t hough there’s definteyl support for that.
    Villaerin the Many-headed:“Yes indeed most wise princess.”
    Alyssa Toress:“something will need to be done though”
    “it would be unwise to sit and wait”
    Villaerin the Many-headed:“War is a terrible thing, and only leads to more deaths, from what I undertand the attack we suffered was only a part of the Earth Demons power.”
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“Yes, we should counterattack, it’s the only show of strength they’ll recognize. do nothing and we’ll be seen sa weak.”
    Alyssa Toress:“attacking may not be the best answer”
    “although it could be as well”
    “it is wise to take in as much information as possible and weigh your options”
    “information is a vital to winning a battle i find”
    Villaerin the Many-headed:“Yes… and Daimyo Oshiro I believe had already launched some attacks of his own from the coast c ertainly that was show of strength enough..”
    Quilthos Elwhyer:“His men burned a few villages and took some slaves… things Makoro and Saidai-Taiyou have been doing for centuries..”
    Alyssa Toress:“any action should be taken together as an empire rather lone rulers going off rogue”
    “it is the problem facing an empire”
    Villaerin the Many-headed:“I am glad you feel that way princess. If you could bring up to the Queen and the templar about constructing us a fortress for defense, I am sure the clan would be in your debt.”
    DM:Okay, I’m gonna wrap u p the conversation for now… don’t really think there’s too much more to do.
    Alyssa Toress:“i can always pass on messages”
    DM:Since that’s basically all they were gonna say if you don’t have any else to tell em.
    Alyssa Toress:nah
    DM:Meanwhile… back at Geralt…
    Young Geralt:“This is where i killed my first rabbit… This is where i had my forst kiss…”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    that’d be awesome if he just made it about himself.
    Young Geralt:anyway… just wanted to play a bit
    DM:So as far as I knew Nori and Sef were going on the tour. heh.
    Unless Sef chnaged his mind.
    Sefiros:i dont remember what i was doing or did
    jim beam….
    Young Geralt:Viniira too
    DM:Yerah Viniira too.
    Sefiros:speaking of which i need a refill
    Young Geralt:bunch of alcoholics
    DM:okay one sec.. lemem just do one thing then we’ll start the tour bit.
    And Sef can decide what he wants to do while I’m gone heh.
    alomost ready.. sorry bout the wait.
    Young Geralt:as soon as i see something i shoot… it is an encounter map so i must fight ;P
    Sefiros:heh i was afk anyways :-p
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:lol :P
    Sefiros:making some sphaghetti and meant balls, and mixed drinks
    DM:in all fairness I did allow for some neogtiation, it just seemed it wasnt going well
    So figured I’d grab the first shot.
    Young Geralt:lol, yeah, it was funny though
    Sefiros:yeah i can go with G i reckon, im done making drinks for now
    DM:Figures the one encounter you can talk your way out of and I shot the guy :P
    well girl technically
    like in Rappan Athuk every encounter that seemed to involve discussion was someone luring us into a trap
    Sefiros:now onto phase 2, imbiding them and slowly becoming beligerent…
    DM:Anyway.. on with the game…
    So Geralt leads the group of 3 to go see some of the druidc sites near the city… all of them relatively recently created save for one ancient tree that has long stood in the open plains prior to the clan planting other groves near it.
    This area for the most part is long, somewhat hilly plains save for the trees that were added.
    A contrast from the forested area of the Wolfheart.
  • Young Geralt points out the histry of the area….
    DM:As you’re just starting the tour you do run into a familair face, jogging up to the group. It’s a warrior woman who Geralt recognizes…
    Young Geralt:our age, older?
    DM:Her name is Ilana the Many-headed, a member of the Owl Clan subgroup of the Hydraclan. She’s older than you, graduating from Scorpion band only a coupel years ago right before your training started.
    She’s another imbued like yourselves.
    Young Geralt:“What is so exciting to have you running up like that Ilana?”
    DM:And currently 19 years old.
    Unlike most of the natives of Yt, she comes from some with some Dracan blood (the people of Rahseld) and has long blond hair.
    Young Geralt:“Everyone this is Ilana, an Imbued from Scorpion band.”
    DM:Looking more like a Rahseldian in a lot of way, except for her dress of course.
    Young Geralt:Ilana, these are some of my friends from our band."
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Sorry I missed the gathering… I lost track of time. I wanted to greet you coming off the airship.”
    DM:Also unlike msot of the imbued from Yt, she adopted the religon of Sheyl over the druidic faith…
    Young Geralt:“Ehh, it was boring anyway. You know the old show.”
    DM:Although ironically she doesn’t use much magitech, prefering the traditioanl garb.
    She does have a strong Aela magic though. preferring that to the traditonal druidic.
  • Ilana the Many-headed smirks.
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Yeah I never liked those airships myself, I always liked to fly.”
    “I mean myself.”
    Young Geralt:“Well I’m nopt a sorceress like you so I have to take the ship.”
    Sefiros:“It’d take you a long time to fly back, Geralt.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Well technically I’m a magi. Sorceresses are those that practice Vennetian High magic or Fey Sorcery… and maybe whatever the secret Illuvian version is.”
    “But I know you’re not big on technicalities.”
  • Ilana the Many-headed seems to shift her demenaor to one a bit more friendly
    Sefiros:“Using just magic that is.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“So how was training? I bet you’ve got plenty of stories?”
    (looks to Sef) “This must be… I’m terrible with Makoran names…”
    Young Geralt:“Oh a few. I have this..”, as he pulls his shirt open.
    Hachikomaru:“I am just a dog, my lady.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Ah, you must be Masaru. That’s right isn’t it?”
  • Hachikomaru cracks a smile.
  • Ilana the Many-headed turns back to Geralt as she sees’ his scars.
    Hachikomaru:“You sound like my uncle.”
  • Ilana the Many-headed reaches out to touch his chest…
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Wow how did you get these? The healing water couldn’t even repair them?”
    Hachikomaru:“I’m not Masaru no, thank the gods.”
  • Ilana the Many-headed seems rather intrigued and fascinated with the scars, touching them with a soft touch.
    Hachikomaru:“Well, I’ll see you later Geralt.”creeps back
  • Viniira the Horned steps up.
    Young Geralt:“Well it was a training excercise, but its all good… HAHA, no. He is not Masaru. If he were he would have told you to bow before his mightiness and fix him dinner.”
  • Viniira the Horned puts her arm around Geralt.
    Viniira the Horned:“I’m Viniira by the way. From Clan Minotaur.”
    Calim Gorn:(incoming catfight!)
    Young Geralt:“In all fairness though he may be coming around to respect a few of us.”
    Hachikomaru:“I gave him the scars, technicallt my lady, my apologies, it was an accident. I am his bandmate, Hachikomaru.”
    Young Geralt:“Yes this is Viniira. We have gotten along rather well. She is great with that axe of hers.”
    Viniira the Horned:"Yeah I wouldn’t count on that Geralt. There’s no fixing some people. Some battles you just can’t win. " glances at Ilana a little on her last line
    Calim Gorn:(lol, Viniira getting all possessive of her man)
    Hachikomaru:wingmang, going in for the grenade
    Ilana the Many-headed:(seems kinda oblivous to the Viniira thing going on) “Must have been a hell of a training exercise.”
    Young Geralt:i’m assuming with the age difference i have no history with Ilana?
    Hachikomaru:“She saw it.”
    DM:nah not yet anyway.
  • Hachikomaru points to Viniira.
    DM:I mean you were too young for her to conisder before heh, though you’re getting older now… so…
    Hachikomaru:“I do not tell lies.”
    “I’m bigger than I look.”
    DM:actually Vaniira didn’t s ee the initial attack that scarred him. heh that was you, Suzu and Hamidar.
  • Young Geralt places his arm around Viniira as she does.
    Hachikomaru:yeah well she saw a big hole in his chest, close enuff
    Viniira the Horned:“Yeah, it was a pretty nasty wound, but Geralt is tough enough to take it. We’re a tough band, the Imperion says we might be one of the best.”
  • Hachikomaru sniffs at her curiously.
    Viniira the Horned:“Well except for Masaru.”
  • Nori Yuudai has been mostly quiet and is glad Vinira didn’t mention him in the worst of the band.
    Young Geralt:(oh was Nori the life leecher?
    Ilana the Many-headed:“A big hole in his chest? I always remember training was pretty brutal, but, I don’t remember anything like that.”
    (Nah, Hamidar is the life leecher)
    (Nori was Masaru’s firend, who basicalyl got his asskicked all the time)
    (And doesn’t seem to really have any notable powers yet)
    Young Geralt:oh right
    “So enought about us. What have you been up to here?”
    We just came from Wolf clan and helps clean up after the attack."
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Well I just got back from our northern areas on a patrol.. they’ve got me patrolling for earth demon activites, and assisting the druids s etting up wards, since the powers that be decided we don’t need our magitech fortress with the latest in burrowing detection.”
    Young Geralt:“Any sign up there?”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“So we have to do it the old-fashioned way.”
    “Nah, they’ve all but disappeared… I mean, other than that stranger that visited us while you were at training..”
    Viniira the Horned:“Stranger?”
    Young Geralt:“Stranger?”
    Hachikomaru:“Dogs can sense earthquakes.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Yeah, some doom and gloom type telling us how we should worship the Earth Demons and abandon the empire or the Earth Demons will come and swallow us all.”
    Hachikomaru:“It has been noted at many times that the dogs in Mokoro would run for the hills before the ground moves, and the sea swallows the land.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“I don’t know about you, but Sheyl is my only goddess…”
    Young Geralt:“So where did this guy come from?”
    Viniira the Horned:“Sheyl? I didn’t buy into all that… i stick with the old druidic ways.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Tinigath most likely… back then we didn’t have all our wards up so we can’t be sure… but I’l tell you, he wasn’t entirely human from what I hear.”
    “Corrupted by the Earth demons somehow.”
    Young Geralt:“The gods are fickle. You never know what they will do. You please one but you piss off another.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“that’s why I only believe in one. Makes it easier that way.”
    “Besides, do your eally wnt to hear Saveron lecture you on the Sun Spirt and it’s glory?”
    “The druidc ways are a bit outdated if you ask me.”
    Young Geralt:“Could you sense anything unusual yourself or just something you heard?”
    Viniira the Horned:“What do you mean outdated? That is our way.”
    Hachikomaru:""Well my uncle told me about my father telling him."
    “He could hear a sound, when no man could.”
    “Hours or minutes before the ground would move.”
    aka Ultra-Hearing
    Young Geralt:((that was to Ilana about the dude))
    Hachikomaru:“He said it was like the sound of waves crashing, or similar.”
    oh lol
    Ilana the Many-headed:" I could sense Nuumian in him. Lots of it… but there was mana too.. if he was a regular human, he’d be dead from Earth Rot."
    “Could have been something enhanced… maybe a shapechanger of some type or a fey.”
    “But that’d only buy him a little longer against that much Nuumian.”
    Young Geralt:“Or the earth demons can take our form with magic. That could make it very difficult to detect them.”
    Hachikomaru:“Or his kin are simply resistant to its effect.”
    Young Geralt:“So where did he go after seeing you?”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Well.. he headed north… eithyer back to Tingath or to see the mooneagle.. he didn’t even bother going to see the Sun clan at any regard, evenh e knows that’s hopeless.”
    “The only one Saveron is going to worship is himself.”
    “Rumor has it that he even tried to propose to the princess.”
    “Can you beleive that guy?”
    Young Geralt:“That is true enough. Really??”
    “Well he better get in line. She has quite the following.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Yeah that’s what I heard… it happened during the Wolfheart gathering.”
    Young Geralt:“Hmm, she never said anything about it. but really she is a bit aloof and never joins us on our adventures.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Well she’s a princess. She’s got all those fancy dresses to try on.”
    “And the crown.”
    Hachikomaru:“He has a good a chance as Masaru, none.”
    Viniira the Horned:“She’s not going to be inheriting the crown, that’s her sister.”
    Young Geralt:“We have to do all the work while she gets to bathe.”
    Hachikomaru:“Well we did see her naked. It was worth it, my cousin says.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Well get used to it Geralt. It doens’t get any better.”
    Nori Yuudai:“You saw her naked?”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Young Geralt:lol
    Calim Gorn:Yeah just tell everybody man
  • Hachikomaru just chuckles, not replying.
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Yeah, I don’t make it a habit to follow the latest princess gossip, but it’s hard to avoid people talking about her, at least the imbued.”
    Alyssa Toress:its all because of that stupid drawback
    Young Geralt:“Well, it was dark and we were covered in oni blood.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“It’s all about who the princess is dating, who she’s probably sleeping with, does she like girls… bunch of boring stuff.”
    Hachikomaru:“I see pretty well in the dark.”
    Young Geralt:((so do i, but making an excuse))
    Hachikomaru:yeah im clueless as usual
    thick as a castle wall
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Ooo you killed an oni? Impressive.”
    Hachikomaru:“It didn’t taste very good.”
  • Ilana the Many-headed laughs at Hachi.
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Well next time you need to use better spices.”
    “I’ve got a good recipe for roast oni somewhere.”
    Young Geralt:“Well i just sliced it open. This one here chewed on his head.”
  • Young Geralt motions to Hachi
    Hachikomaru:“Chewed is too strong of a word.”
    “A few nips.”
    “Like you do a flea.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Well next time try an arm, that’ll have more meat.”
    Hachikomaru:“Well, i was more concerned with killing him than consuming him.”
    “A killer dog, goes for the throat.”
    “Oh, I see. She doesn’t know what I really am, does she?”
    “My apologies. I will refrain from speaking any more.”
    Viniira the Horned:“I don’t think she has any idea.”
    Young Geralt:“Hachi is sort of like the Wolfheart, but don;t make that comparisoon to his face.”, Geralt chuckles. “He is a big fluffy dog.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Ah so you’re a werewolf then. I heard those were rare in Makoro.”
    Young Geralt:“I have to keep my shoes hidden from him.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Thought they killed off all wolf-kin.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:“I’m not a wolf!”
  • Hachikomaru turns a bit red.
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Oh that’s right you keep calling yourself a dog.”
    Alyssa Toress:dogs are just shitty dogs
    shitty wolves
    Hachikomaru:“Can I just show her and get it over with, it is rather tedious trying to remember this.”
    “She’s an Imbued.”
    Young Geralt:“Do as you wish.”
    Hachikomaru:“Well, if you’d stand back please.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:"Uh oh… "
  • Hachikomaru steps away, getting clearance.
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Wait.. you know you should probably have Viniira there cover her eyes…”
    Hachikomaru:“Is she scared of dogs?”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“In my epxierence whenever I hear ’I’m bigger than I look’ and the wants to show me something… it usually ends up with something children shouldn’t see.”
    Viniira the Horned:“I’m not a child!”
    Young Geralt:((what heppens to your clothes when you change… you have stretchy pants like the hulk that grow with you?))
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:yeah more like fantastic four clothes
    Calim Gorn:Hulk Brand Elastic Waist
    DM:lol actually that’s a good question.
    Does he shift back naked?
    Hachikomaru:nah he’s got clothes, i just figured it was part of his armors enchantment
    DM:heh okay.
    just curious :P
    Young Geralt:“YEah, she is quite fine, trust me.”
  • Hachikomaru goes beastmode, and then flops down on the ground casually.
  • Ilana the Many-headed looks on with amazement then turns her eyes to examine you in more detail.
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Well it is bigger than I expected… that’s unusual.”
  • Hachikomaru extends his head and sniffs her gently.
  • Ilana the Many-headed pats Hachi, apparently not scared of him.
  • Hachikomaru seems pleased.
  • Hachikomaru turns human again.
    Ilana the Many-headed:“To be honest I was expecting some kind of wolf sized poodle.”
    Hachikomaru:“A dog negs his ears scratched every once in a while, thank you.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“I heard all the bigger dogs had been exterminated by the shogun’s orders.”
  • Hachikomaru is even more impressed.
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Though my knowledge of Makoro is a little sketchy…”
    Hachikomaru:“It seem there is only one lord of dogs left, with my father’s passing.”
    “If you read about the Orothean war sometime.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“I haven’t really read that much on it, mostly I just heard there was some deal between some of the daimyos to import wolves or dogs from Yt.”
    “To replace the on es they don’t have.’
    Hachikomaru:”I don’t wont to waste Geralt time jabbering on."
  • Ilana the Many-headed reaches over to touch your furry thing.
    Hachikomaru:“Nor yours, my lady.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“So this thing is made of your fur?”
    Hachikomaru:“If you ever need to find someone.”
    “I am your man.”
    “Or Dog, however you presume.”
  • Hachikomaru nods.
    Hachikomaru:“Like how a kitsune, has a fox’s tail in human form.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“I’ll keep that in mind… we had an issue up north a couple years back, and no dog to track… apparently some boy fell down a well.”
    good one
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Well if you don’t mind Geralt, I’d like to stick around for the tour… we can spend some more time together.”
    Viniira the Horned:“I’m sure you’re got more important things to do Ilana.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Probably, but there will be time to do those later.”
    DM:Geralt want to allow her to go with ya? and I’ll get to the next bit of the tour.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Young Geralt:not making the connection, Geralt replies…
    “Yeah if you want. May be a bit boring though.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Well maybe we can have a sparring match at some point. .you can show me some of what you learned.”
    “I’ll see if the trainers are as good as when I went to class. I can even give you a 4 on 1 handicap.”
  • Ilana the Many-headed smirks.
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Though I might have to count him as two…”
  • Ilana the Many-headed looks to Hachi.
    DM:Ilana makes some idle conversation as you contiue to visit the sacred tree… asking some weird questions like if they ever trained Hachi to fighht with a giant sword in his mouth while in giant dog form.
    She seems to think it mgiht be a good idea.
    You arrive at the tree, also known asthe Hydra tree, at the center of the grove… It’s a massive tree with many branches… the clan was in part named for it… as it has been around as long as anyone can remembber, and apparently there were even efforts by raiders from Saidai-Taiyou to break the spirt of the druids by destroying the tree, so they cut off branch after branch, but it’s said that for each they cut off, two grew in its place, like the mythical hydra.
    Hachikomaru:“No, but I’m pretty good with a wooden sword.”
    “The scabbards made from it’s limbs must have been magnificient.”
  • Hachikomaru says looking up at the tree.
    DM:The Hydra tree is a majestic sight.. wtih a trunk of over 4 feet in diameter. an oddity compared to the other trees in the area which are much smaller.
    (btw all this knowledge is mostly just Geralt who knows this)
    Young Geralt:and Ilana?
    DM:Since it’s his homeland, without knowledge Yt or druidic you wouldn’t know this stuff)
    Hachikomaru:“There is an old tree in my courtyard, though even he would probably be jealous of this one.”
    DM:Yeah Ilana would know this too
  • Young Geralt relates
    DM:The tree is an oddity growing on what was orignally plains, and nearly unkillable some beliee it contains a special druidici spirit.
    Hachikomaru:"He has the face of an old man carved into him, and speaks, I believe he is what you call a “treant” around here."
    DM:The tree doesn’t smell any different from a nromal tree, though it is certainly old…
    Hachikomaru:“He’s old, but probably not as old as this giant.”
    “Could I take one of the fallen limbs for myself Geralt?”
  • Hachikomaru looks around for any old dead limbs that have fallen.
    DM:The Hydra tree has an almost unconuntaible mass of branches seemingly going everywhere, in some areas there are even metal blades whicha re broken off into the tree…. that the tree seemingly grew around, souveniers from various attempts to kill it.
    Nori Yuudai:“Truly this thing is a wonder… I have never seen a tree this big.”
    “Those look like peices of katana blades sitcking from it.”
    Hachikomaru:“You have perhaps the one thing in the world, he would like. I’ll take you to meet him some day, and we can present it to him. He might give you some of his own wood, he makes excellent scabbards for magical weapons.”
    Nori Yuudai:“Itr is said that those who sleep at the base of thye tree sometimnes have prophetic dreams.”
    Young Geralt:are there any dead limbs? from the description this thing would not have any?
    DM:Well there hasn’t bene any attempt to chop any off for a while… there’s a few branches that felll here and there.. but only small ones.
    The druids don’t make a practice of attacking it though. heh.
    Ilana the Many-headed:“SOme important clan meetings are held by the tree.”
  • Ilana the Many-headed empties part of her waterskin onto the tree, a tradition among the Hydra Clan to show respect for both the tree spirit and the clan itself.
    Young Geralt:is there any religeous reason sacred or something that he could not have a dead limb?
    Hachikomaru:yeah I just want a small branch to give as a present to my tree yokai friend
    DM:Nah he could potetnialyl take one, I mean the druids sometimes make things out of the limbs. Though he could keep one being animbued, so long as he wasn’t greedy.
    They’d let you give him a present of it.
    Young Geralt:ok, i will pick one up for him\
    “Here, give this to your friend.”
    Hachikomaru:“Thank you, great tree spirit.”
  • Young Geralt follows the ritual
  • Hachikomaru bows to the tree, taking the branch,
    DM:Viniira and Nori follow the ritual as well out of respect. Nori you figure doing it more for a polite courtesy since everyone esle did.
    Viniira the Horned:“I can only imagine how much this tree has seen…”
    Hachikomaru:“Thousands, it looks like.”
    “Several hundred, at least.”
    “My friend, will probably be able to tell.”
    DM:The tree branch feels a bit heavy in Hachi’s hand, he can feel there’s some power in it… or perhapsi t’s just his imagination…
    Nori Yuudai:“i wonder if it goes as far back as the Miyamoto empire…”
    Young Geralt:“Shall we move on?”
  • Hachikomaru nods.
    Hachikomaru:“Don’t worry, I won’t pee on it.”
  • Hachikomaru says joking.
    Young Geralt:“Especially if you pee acid like you drool.”
    Viniira the Horned:“I’m sure if anyone was to animate the tree after all these years it’d probably be you Hachi.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“He pees acid?!”
    Hachikomaru:“No, thankfully.”
    “That sounds painful.”
    Young Geralt:"Maybe that is why “well your acid drool doesn’t burn you does it?”
    Hachikomaru:"It is no permanent thing.
    “It’s only dog slobber, unless I channel what you call mana, into an attack.”
    DM:You continue on your tour, there’s not too much that I wqnted to cover directly,. it’s mostly more druid groves, places of various beauty.. as well as one that contains a dryad spirt within it (we could do that one iof you wanted)
    Young Geralt:“Oh i was thinking that was why no girls have kissed you.”
    Hachikomaru:“We call it yoki. Magical energy.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“I think that’d be the bad breath…”
    Hachikomaru:“I chew mint leaves all the time.”
    “I dislike bad smells, trust me, my lady.”
    “That was my main problem in wolfheart.”
    “The girls there smell fierce.”
    Young Geralt:“Well Yt girls are fierce…..”
    Hachikomaru:“One tried to cut my fur off in my sleep.”
    Viniira the Horned:“Very fierce.”
    Hachikomaru:“The girl with the curly red hair.”
    Young Geralt:“Did she get some?”
    Hachikomaru:“Her name meant Briars or something, he says only half paying attention.
    Ilana the Many-headed:”Well you would make quite a pelt."
    Hachikomaru:“She said it was only winter bear fur.”
    “A greivous insult!”
    “Though she would not follow me into the woods, to show her as I did you.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Is there any other animal I could compare you to that wouldn’t be an insult?”
    Hachikomaru:“A dog is a dog.”
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Well haven’t you ever wanted to be a different animal?”
    “What about a bird, so you could fly?”
    Hachikomaru:“I already know how to fly.”
  • Hachikomaru lifts off the ground.
    Ilana the Many-headed:"I see… "
    Young Geralt:((he just has to think happy thoughts))
    Alyssa Toress:what about a shark
    on land
    combined with a tornado
    Hachikomaru:knock knock, landshark
    Ilana the Many-headed:“Well how well can you swim?”
    “I can dog paddle?”
  • Hachikomaru smiles.
  • Ilana the Many-headed smirks.
    Ilana the Many-headed:“In that case if we ever find ourselves crashed in the ocean, I’ll ask you that question again later.”
    Young Geralt:it is winter hear right?
    Hachikomaru:should be
    both in northern hemi i thought
    DM:Yeah i t’s winter here, though this area is a bit warmer
    So it’s not a cold winter so much in this area.
    Young Geralt:ok, i was just going to mention going for a swim at the mention of it… but guess not
    DM:It’s like winter in florida or Georgia basically
    So no, snow really
    Young Geralt:polar bear club
    DM:Alright so I’ll just skip back to you guys returning anyway… just anwted to give ya a sense of some of the Yt NPCs heh… so Clan Hydra got a little more color to it.
    Alyssa Toress:yay
    Young Geralt:ok
    DM:Since the intial start we had at Geralt’s homeland Ih adn’t fleshed it out too well, so i wanted to add that bit so people got ot oknow it a ltitle better.
    And of course oyur conversations gave youa bi more info too.. anyway….
    I’ll fast forward to year 3 o f your training if you’d liek.
    Alyssa Toress:how about year 5
    Young Geralt:lol
    Well that’d skip by all Calim’s sisterfucking :P
    Alyssa Toress:oh
    fine year 3
    Calim Gorn:Yeah we can’t skip that
    Young Geralt:can’t miss the prioroties
    DM:Alright year 3 begins pretty typically… Masaru in particular seems better than his usual self, it seems your feud has mostly come to an end.
    Alyssa Toress:yay
    hows my magical training going
    DM:Did you ever spend any of your points on stuff?
    Alyssa Toress:no
    i am still at 90 points
    Young Geralt:didn’t know we had any to spend
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:because its too much work to update
    Hachikomaru:i was waiting till im a little older before i spend pts
    DM:Your trainers wonder why you haen’t learned anything yet (joking)
    Hachikomaru:since i age slower
    maybe year 4
    Alyssa Toress:i got my level 8 character and my level 6 character
    Calim Gorn:We’ve earned 15 points since the start of the game G, and we’re up to PL7 now
    Young Geralt:yeah, i ahve that
    thought he meant something more that i may have missed
    Hachikomaru:or i can spend em sometime during year 3, but either way i aint spent none yet
    Calim Gorn:Nah
    DM:You’re definteyl a talent, you and Helenia of Dragon Band being the best Aela magical talents…
    Alyssa Toress:just pretend i put a bunch of points into magic stuff
    and pretend i am doing mana too
    since my level 8 character has it
    DM:Taesian is also another skilled magic user.. Anises skill seems to almost totally specailize in Aela constructs as opposed to being a generalist.
    Young Geralt:btw, while we are back home i will give Meerin part of my “gift”
  • Calim Gorn seems to be focusing more on general combat skills and the use of specialized magitech devices since he doesn’t seem capable of using Aela
    Young Geralt:to help the people there
    DM:Helenia dreams of being an archmage and focuses exclusively on Aela magic. Her use of the magic seems incredibly gifted, both in terms of overall power and inherent creativity, often going beyond regular spells and inventing her own stuff.
    Even her teachers are amazed at her artistry wtih Aela magic.
  • Alyssa Toress also wants to be an archmage
    Hachikomaru:the aela povoratti
    DM:Also in other news Calim hears that Tharian had Darien Gorn quietly replaced…
    Preferably with someone more normal.
    Calim Gorn:Thank God
    DM:Is Alyssa gonna still be with Sythe?
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    DM:Btw Anise did try to talk to you a bit back in the Hydra Clan alnds, I kinda skpped by that part cause youwe re eager to Fast forward, heh.. but she apparenly misses you too.
    Though the templar have been trying to keep you apart.
    Alyssa Toress:awww
    DM:You’ve alsoh eard word that Baelis Sunborn’s training has escalated to extreme.. as the Templars are punishing him for his screw ups… apparently lots of effort is made preventing him from sneaking any alcohol into Aylanae.
    But at one point he doest try to arrange a deal with Alyssa to try to sneak booze onto the city for him…
    Alyssa Toress:no way
    DM:You could do it and try to get a favor from him… heh
    He also tries to get Calim to help him out too.
    Hachikomaru:he needs to learn to craft a stihl
    DM:Oh he’s tried that, but the Imperoion is wise to his tricks.
    And has shut down a few of his attempts.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Yeah I’m not helping him with his booze habit
    Hachikomaru:make him some toilet wine
    Calim Gorn:Somebody like Hana is probably pranking him by telling him all kinds of absurd things to do to make his own booze
    DM:One event of note is Oshiro making another visit in preparations for his tournament..
    Alyssa Toress:baelis let me tell you about how to make a still
    DM:Daimyo Oshiro that is.
    Alyssa Toress:you might go blind
    Calim Gorn:Yeah you should always burn some before you drink it
    And if it burns green then don’t drink it
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    DM:Your’e all gathered into the hall fo your barracks as Oshrio makes the anouncement.
    Imperion Terl with him.
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“I have talked with your imperion and I have decided that your mettle shall be tested in battle to see if you are truly worth your imbuing.”
  • Calim Gorn gives Terl a skeptical look
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“This tournament shall use real weaponry and magic… not the typical trianing weapons you’re used to. You shall fight not as boys, but as men.”
    Alyssa Toress:(are girls excluded?)
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:(well you could probably ask to be excluded, though your mother woudln’t like it, bbut Oshiro would probably honor it)
    Alyssa Toress:(fuck)
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:(though your mother wants the Toress to show strength)
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah Oshiro doesn’t think you should be fighting anyway, he thinks you should be on your backside popping out babies)
    Young Geralt:lol
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:(Suzu isn’t gonna be fighting, but Vinira and Anise robably will)
    DM:Masaru oddly speks up.
    Alyssa Toress:i am playing pathfinder right now and being in 2 combats at once is gonna be hard
    Young Geralt:you can’t be serious??
    Calim Gorn:lol well whose fault is that
    Alyssa Toress:hey a game was open and i needed xp
    Young Geralt:may as well flip off T…
    Alyssa Toress:dont worry i’ll be fine
    Masaru Oshiro:“Father… I do not wish to fight my bandmates. A true warrior should be an inspiring leader, not attack his allies in a deadly battle.”
    Alyssa Toress:T plays multiple poker tables at once its the same thing :P
    Calim Gorn:Who is this person and what did he do with Masaru
    Hachikomaru:7d chess
  • Daimyo Takashi Oshiro looks with disdain at Masaru.
  • Calim Gorn raises an eyebrow in surprise
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“I see… you are afraid to face them bbecause you will lose…”
    “Very well… Imperion, perhaps we shall have them fight a member of Dragon band instead.”
    Hachikomaru:“I hear Sefiros can kill his foes in a single blow.” j/k :-p
    Imperion Terl:“Such a battle woudln’t be fair given the diffrence in skill, but perhaps a 2 on 1 fight would be suitable.”
    “Two mmebers of Emerald band against a single Dragon band member.”
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:"Ha… you hear that Masaru, you have someone to hide behind. "
    Young Geralt:“Yeah, you better send in two dragons to make it fair agoinst one of US.”
    Calim Gorn:“If it’s against Justinia we’re going to need at least half the band.”
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“Very well Imperion, this is acceptable, so long as the weapons are real.”
    “But I propose that the teams can be chosen by the band itself. We shall see who wants to follow you to a loss Masaru. Perhaps Nori will go with you, as I hear he has no chance as it is..”
    Imperion Terl:“Are there any questions?”
  • Suzu Ueno reluctnatly raises her hand.
    Suzu Ueno:“Do I have to fight?”
    Imperion Terl:“I think the Daimyo would find that acceptable.”
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“The battlefield is no place for a woman.”
  • Suzu Ueno seems relieved.
  • Calim Gorn frowns
    Young Geralt:“Ohh, Viniira is not going to take that.”
    DM:Alyssa could also sit out at this time too…
    Viniira the Horned:“Oh I’m going to fight.. and I’m going to win.”
    Young Geralt:“Even if you have to face me, my dear?”
  • Young Geralt smiles
    Alyssa Toress:i’ll fight
    Anise Dreamborn:“I’m fighting too!”
    Alyssa Toress:“i’ll fight!”
    Hachikomaru:“This should prove interesting.”
    Calim Gorn:“Indeed…”
    DM:With that the daimyo heads out…
    Imperion Terl:“You heard the man… you’ll be arranging into teams of 2 and taking on a member of the senior band in a 2 on1. You’ll have 3 months to train for this… and that includes choosing your teammate.”
    “I leave you to that.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“I choose him as my partner!” (points to hachi)
    Young Geralt:“What do you say Viniira? Its either you or my pal Hachi.”
    Viniira the Horned:“Lets show them what the clans can do!”
  • Calim Gorn ponders who to choose as his partner…
    Alyssa Toress:i’m a bad partner
    DM:Vilar and Anise the two templar also pair up
  • Hachikomaru raises a brow.
    DM:So among the unchosen are Calim, Alyssa, Gregorio, Masaru, NOri and Hamidar.
    And hachi
    Calim Gorn:Heh, well Gregorio is wanting Hachi as his partner
    DM:Well hachi doesn’t have to accept
    Hachikomaru:Well he did call me out, so I’ll fight him
    Young Geralt:with him
    Hachikomaru:yeah whatever
    Young Geralt:you could pick Masaru
    Hachikomaru:oh its teams
    DM:yeah it’s a 2v1 against a dragon band opponent.
    Hachikomaru:bourbon impaired reflexes
    1pt complication
    Young Geralt:have Moroko represented together
    Hachikomaru:nah im RPing Sef kicking one of your ass
    so i’ll abstain :-p
    LIFE 2 ASAP!
    DM:Well you gotta pick some teammate, you’re not a girl so… they’re gonna want you to fight unless you totally want to give Oshiro the finger :P
    alright, screw it i guess
    masamune incoming
    gg, kthx, bai
    DM:uh what?
    Hachikomaru:lol nothing just talking shit
    Young Geralt:i didn;t catch that either
    Hachikomaru:it mean im about to get my ass kicke by Sef prolly :-p
    Lightning 3!
    Young Geralt:take it easy on the booze man, lol
    DM:Thus far we’ve got Geralt/Vinira and Anise/Vilar.
    Hachikomaru:i assume we’re just getting random dragon band members to fight?
    DM:yeah i think Sef is drunker than Baelis.
    Hachikomaru:haha no
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Young Geralt:you going to be the drunken typemaster
    Hachikomaru:i aint that drunk
    DM:you don’t know yet who your opponent is.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah we’re gonna be fighting somebody from Dragon Band
    Don’t know who
    Hachikomaru:each team
    DM:but yeah it’ll be a member of dragon band to fight in a 2v1.
    Hachikomaru:or teams competing to fight someone vs dragon band
    is what i meant
    Young Geralt:randomly drawn from the wizard hat
    Calim Gorn:2 Emerald Band vs 1 Dragon Band
    DM:You don’t know if they’re random, I mean there may be some politcs of it.
    Hachikomaru:so like 4 matches or something?
    DM:You’re not sure what the structure is exactly yet, you’re just picking your teammate.
    and you know it’ll be 2v1 against a dragonband member
    Presuambly some kind of singel elimination brackets, but you’re not sure
    But your teammate will stay your teammate sa far as you know
    Calim Gorn:Wait are there an even number of people left? lol
    DM:heh no, cause Suzu is sitting out anywy.
    Alyssa Toress:i dont think so
    DM:The imeprion may try to fix that of course. :
    Alyssa Toress:i could team up with suzu
    Hachikomaru:I’ll declar efor the princess, if she’ll take me
    Alyssa Toress:oh man
    are you good at combat hachi
    yeah i guess you are
    i’ll team up with hachi
    Hachikomaru:nah, nat 20s
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Young Geralt:that a serious question?
    Alyssa Toress:i mean yeah he almost killed geralt
    Young Geralt:he just the ripped the head off an oni with one bite
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    Calim Gorn:It was already hurt though
    Alyssa Toress:yeah but he fucked up geralt real good
    Calim Gorn:Are Masaru and Nori teaming up?
    DM:okay so Alysa and Hachi? I’d ask Sef bbut I thik he’s too drunk to be capable of consent.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:So Hachi and Alyssa.
    nah im here, just slurping down something to eat at same time
    DM:Nah Nori and Masaru don’t seem to be teaming up.. NOri remembber has the rep of being the worst fighter in the group
    So nobody wantst o be with him.
    And Hamidar is kinda the freak of the group.
    Young Geralt:((if he doesn’t explicitly state “Yes i want it” then it is not consent.))
    Calim Gorn:“It seems like someone is going to be left without a partner given these arrangements.”
    Hachikomaru:im queens guard!
    DM:If the princess wants something, she’s gonna get it, consent or not. It’s the Toress way.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:haha yeah pretty much
    my father helped em out, so thats why im doing it
  • Masaru Oshiro looks over the remainder.
    Hachikomaru:house toress that is
    Masaru Oshiro:“Gregorio? Maybe we could team up?”
  • Hachikomaru nods. “A good team.”
  • Gregorio Prodynorites looks over the rest uneasily… finally deciding he’d be a decent match.
    Hachikomaru:""Says counseling Lord Masaru."
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Well okay…”
    Hachikomaru:me says counseling Lord Masaru.
  • Hachikomaru says counseling Lord Masaru.
    Calim Gorn:No ossifer there’s no blood in my alcohol
    DM:Only Calim, Hamidar and Nori remain…
    Nori Yuudai:“Calim…?”
  • Nori Yuudai looks to Calim to see if he’d like to join up…
    Calim Gorn:“Hm… Very well.”
    Hamidar Garaz:“It appears I’m alone… as usual…”
    Imperion Terl:“Don’t think you’re going to get out of this battle… Suzu, Oshiro may thinki t’s okay for you to sit out, but this is not Makoro… Your band needs you.”
    “You shall be Hamidar’s partner.”
    Hachikomaru:“You may be the most dangerous yet my Lord Garaz.”
  • Hachikomaru says with a bow.
    Hachikomaru:“In a duel anyways.”
    Suzu Ueno:“m-me….?”
    “But the daimyo said-”
    Imperion Terl:“I don’t care what the Daimyo said.. the Daimyo isn’t good at counting.”
    Young Geralt:watch she will “activate” and open up her can o wup ass and annhiliate everyone
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s what I keep waiting for
    Hamidar Garaz:“Imperion.. I will fight alone.”
    Young Geralt:got my fighting song on.. “Blaze of Glory”
    Imperion Terl:“If that is your wish Hamidar You will still be fighting a 1 on 1 conflict against a member of Dragon band, they’re far better trained than you are.”
    Hamidar Garaz:“I’m aware.”
    Calim Gorn:“Suzu, you’re going to have to learn how to fight eventually. You’re a knight of the empire, regardless of what the daimyo or anyone else says.”
    DM:Suzu seems to hang her head in shame… she’s afraid to fight, knowing her skills aren’t quite up to par… but she still seems to be sad about not being able to represent her band.
    Suzu Ueno:“Princess, what do you think I should do?”
  • Suzu Ueno looks to Alyssa.
    Alyssa Toress:“fight! with all your might”
    Suzu Ueno:“But I don’t have much might…”
    DM:I’ll give you apersuasion check fi you’re trying to convince her to fight.
    Alyssa Toress:“make your band proud”
  • Herlock rolls: 1d20+16 => 15 + 16 = 31
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    Suzu Ueno:(looks to the Imperion) “I’ll fight Imperion. I-I want to fight.”
    Calim Gorn:“Train with us, we’ll develop whatever you do have.”
    Imperion Terl:“Good! Youh ave found your courage.”
  • Calim Gorn smiles
    Alyssa Toress:“well help you suzu”
    Anise Dreamborn:“Yeah. We’ll help!”
    DM:With the teams selected, there only remains the matter of your oppinent, to give you ample time to rpepare they decide to announce the first round of opponents in advance..a month before the actual battle…
    Calim Gorn:If a power has one alternate effect already and I want to power stunt off it I don’t count the point for alternate effect when figure out what it can do with power stunt right?
    DM:It’s 2 months later of hard training whenyoug ather in the barracks hall to learn who you’re paired against…
    Right, mutliple alts don’t count to add more points.
    Alyssa Toress:i bet i am fighting sef
    DM:It’s the total points of whatever your highest array element is
    Calim Gorn:Okay that’s what I thought
    DM:Effectively apower stunt is just creating a “free” alt off an array or ane xsting power
    Hachikomaru:have me roll to kick my own ass?
    Alyssa Toress:you arent sef
    you are hachi
    Hachikomaru:i am teh d20s
    DM:Gregorio is down there first… with Masaru behind him… reading the board where the names are posted…
    Calim Gorn:Does Nori seem like he has any decent skills at all?
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Seriously, you’ve got to be kidding me! Him!”
    Calim Gorn:Or is he just like totally mediocre?
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“No way!”
    DM:Masaru looks over at the board and seems rather diappointed as he reads his opponent, clearly a difficutl fighter…
    Alyssa Toress:baelis
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Sefiros… they’ pout us against Sefiros!”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Masaru Oshiro:“My father’s choice no doubt…”
    Hachikomaru:“Haha, my cousin says you’re fucked then.”
    Calim Gorn:“I’ve heard he’s rather formidable.”
    Hachikomaru:“He trained with the Hebi-Kuran.”
  • Calim Gorn glances at the board and looks for his matchup
    DM:Hachi and Alyssa check out their opponent and see they’re matched against Hana Makenki.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    Hachikomaru:“Haha We have to win.”
    DM:Perhaps the queen might have had some hand in that…
    Hachikomaru:“This may be tougher than I expected your grace.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i know hanas weakness”
  • Hachikomaru looks at her chest.
    DM:Hamidar and Suzu are paired against Verion Toress..
    As for Calim..
    Hachikomaru:aka seifer
    Calim Gorn:Has Suzu been able to develop her skills any? Calim will have tried to get her more comfortable with Magitech during the training time
    Hachikomaru:verion that is
    DM:She’s still not really great… I mean she’s okay with some magitech hand wepaons, so they gave her a spiker rifle.
    But you expect she’s probably gonna get destroyed.
    She’s no match for a full blown fighter.
    Calim’s opponent is Kaldar Orun
    Calim Gorn:Ah hell
    DM:Team geralt….
    Calim Gorn:What about Nori? Is he still totally mediocre or does he have any decent skills? lol
    Young Geralt:woot, woot
    DM:They’ll be fighting against Justinia Lastrium.
    Calim Gorn:lol you’re screwed
    DM:And Anise and Vilar will be facing off against Sythe Zanyz.
    You have a month for preparations.. so if youh ave any skills like ritualist, inventor, artificer, you coudl potentially prepare something
    Young Geralt:no points
    DM:As for NOri he doesn’t seem to have any magical powers.. he’s basicailly a pure fighter decent with sword and spear, but not really up to par being imbued.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah Kaldar will probably destroy him
    DM:Well the artificer, ritualist and inventor advantages don’t require points to use (assuming you have them)
    Young Geralt:i have articifer
    wasthinking it just let me build things with points
    Calim Gorn:Nah you can use it to invent something with the invention rules
    Young Geralt:looking that over now
    Calim Gorn:It’s only good for one scene though unless you spend points for it
    To make it permanent
    DM:Yeah basically ou have to make a roll with a DC based on how many points its worth, and it gives youa temp power you can use for a scene.
    Young Geralt:i also have those bracers for a scene too
    DM:Yep you can use those.
    I’m also gonna ive you guys another 3 power points you can spend as well
    To reprpesent your trainng for this event.
    Calim Gorn:(to Nori) “They say Kaldar Orun is nearly impervious to physical attacks. If you don’t have any magic or energy weapons to use against him then maybe you can train a special technique to pierce his defenses.”
    Young Geralt:do i know anything about Justinia?
    Nori Yuudai:“I could try.. though it sounds difficult perhaps I could just assist you and set you up for a killing blow?”
    Young Geralt:all i see on profile on site is sword guild
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, perhaps. If you’re able to defend yourself against his attacks then maybe you can distract him and allow me to take him down.”
    DM:I’ll give you a check to see what you’d have heard, you could use either persuasion (to represent socializing) or an appropriate knowledge skill (ronen) or (Military) woudl work.
    Or just a naked 2x intelligence check if you don’th ave that
    You do know the basics that she’s very strong.
    Calim Gorn:Calim knows all about her lol
    DM:Yeah lol well you could share with Geralt if he asks.
    Young Geralt:well my rolls are starting out in grande form
    DM:Geralt doesn’t know anything on his own
    Alyssa Toress:i’m gonna try to persuade hana to let us win
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Herlock rolls: 1d20+16 => 20 + 16 = 36
    Calim Gorn:rofl
    Alyssa Toress:“hana you know you are my friend, i gotta look good”
  • Hana Makenki smirks.
    Alyssa Toress:“the queen would be really bitchy if i lost”
    Hana Makenki:“Oh you’re always looking good.”
    Alyssa Toress:“you know what i mean”
    Calim Gorn:(Tell her you’ll sleep with her if she throws the fight)
    (She’ll totally go for it)
    Alyssa Toress:(i already am though)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:does a 36 do it?
    DM:Yeah lol Alyssa knows bout Justy heh… not sure if Gerlat is gonna be asking the rest of you, but he could.
    Alyssa Toress:no i was trying to persaude hana to let me win
    not about justy
    DM:oh… sorry issed that
    Hachikomaru:she’s bout = to Spider Man roughly
    similar powers and PL
    Calim Gorn:She’s the bastard child of Wonder Woman and Superman
    Alyssa Toress:“i’ll make it worth your wild”
    Hachikomaru:well she’s more spider man with her swinging
    hes pretty damn strong
    in the comics
    Hana Makenki:“Mm… that does sound tempting… How about you b reak up with Sythe and I can have you all to myself, and you’ve got a deal?”
    Alyssa Toress:“i cant”
    Calim Gorn:Ouch
    “Poor cousin.”
    “It seems I got to her first.”
    “Who nose.” he touches his nose
    Hana Makenki:“Well I’ll take it easy on you. But I can’t exactyl roll over and play dead. That’s what he’s for.”
  • Hana Makenki points to Hachi.
    Alyssa Toress:“okay”
    “just dont get angry if i hit you with a fireball or something”
    Hachikomaru:“You’re going down this time fox girl!”
    Alyssa Toress:“i didnt even want to fight”
    Hachikomaru:“Night night!”
  • Hachikomaru says as if it were a haiku.
    Hana Makenki:“Well I’m sure youc an talk to your mom and get out of it if you wanted. She does waht you want… I mean us Makenki have to protect our foxes honor when there’s a dog involved.”
    “it’d be a bad example if we just let him catch us.”
    Alyssa Toress:“she wants me to fight”
    “family honor”
    Hana Makenki:“Well I’ll go easy on you.”
    Alyssa Toress:“okay if i hurt you i’ll tend to your wounds after okay”
  • Hachikomaru puts up his fighter stance, Street Fighter style. HADOKEN!
    Hana Makenki:“You ain’t gonan hit me.”
  • Hana Makenki smirks.
    Alyssa Toress:“okay well lets see who wins”
    Hachikomaru:nat 20s hit anyone
    she forgot
    DM:Alright does anyone want to make any preprataions, talk some trash,e tc before the fight? Or you ready to jump into the combat phase?
    Hachikomaru:im gonna get pwnt for talking trash so much
    Calim Gorn:Heh, just the standard training pretty much
    Young Geralt:trying to build something
    Hana Makenki:(to Sef) “And none of that acid or it’ll be bad dog!”
    Calim Gorn:Though Calim will order a couple special rounds for his gun
    Hachikomaru:“Oh I’ll just fight you as a human.”
    Alyssa Toress:hand loaded rounds?
    Hachikomaru:“Don’t worry.”
  • Hachikomaru does an unarmed combo.
    Calim Gorn:Most of the time it fires energy shots like any other magitech weapon but he can load special cartridges for different effects (basically my way of doing alt effects and such)
    Alyssa Toress:you just stole that from outlaw star
    Calim Gorn:Yup
    DM:lol. well at least he admits it :P
    Calim Gorn:Calim’s pistol, it’s basically a Caster Gun
    DM:Okay geralt is busy c onstructing stuff… so I’ll let him do thta bit.. and w’ell do someone elses fight.. everoyne who is ready, roll a 1d20, highest roll will fight first.
    Hachikomaru:never seen it, tho i know theres the caster gun and a cat girl
    thats similar to moi
    Calim Gorn:Aisha Clan Clan of the Ctarl Ctarl Empire!
    Alyssa Toress:you can roll for us sef
    Hachikomaru:she can turn into a giant cat irc
    yeah her
    Alyssa Toress:you wasted your 20!
    DM:Well since Sef got a natural 20…
    Hachikomaru:i am 20s….
    DM:I’m gonna give hima choice to play his fight with Alyssa or…
  • Hachikomaru turns bottle of booze up and makes bubbles in it.
    DM:I’ll let him fight as his old Dragonband Sef character against Gregorio and Masaru
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:oh man
    do that
    Hachikomaru:oh man, thats too good to resist, i’ll play Sef :-p
    Alyssa Toress:kick his ass
    Hachikomaru:send me his sheet
    i forgot where i got it saved
    tho i remember most of it
    Calim Gorn:Somewhere I’ve got a demotivator of Aisha, it’s like “Catgirls: Now in Weapons Grade” or something like that
    Hachikomaru:nibleheim flashback for masaru
    DM:Give me one moment to find his PL 8 equivalent.
    hmm I’m not sure I saved older versions of ihm…
    I’ll j ust scale him down a bit…
    one moment.
    Hachikomaru:nm i found it
    DM:you got the PL 8 version?
    DM:The one I had was PL9
    yeah.. that’s the PL9 one
    DM:this shuld be the 8
    Hachikomaru:thats the ne
    ok lemme search
    Young Geralt:ok, so how exactly does penetrating work if she has imperv? i read the rules but kinda vague if useful for me
    Hachikomaru:hmm not sure i have pl8
    DM:Yeah I changed it a bit with house rules, basically each rank of epnetrating reduces their impervious or limited protect by 1.
    Only for purposes of penetraitng it
    so like if you had say damage 4 (penetrating 2) it’d cound as damage 6 for purposes of beating impervious only (the DC is still based on rank 4)
    So like if someone had impervious protection 11, normally a damage 5 or less bounces off.
    But with that it’d cut it to impervious 9, so you’dg et through.
    well actually wait yeah it doens’t boost the damage it reduces their impervious ranks
    so it’s not quite as good as boosting th damage
    but still useful
    Though it won’t actually impac tthier real toughness.
    Just let you damage them at all
    As for Sef I’ll just scale you down…
    Calim Gorn:Heh, trying to figure out how to read Kaldar’s protection stat block
    Since he’s got like two different things that are both impervious
    Hachikomaru:you want it on high accuracy/low dmg atks
    i got a searchfor it, but its slow
    DM:I just lowered your base stats a bit.. for youra ttacks just reduce em by 1 rank.
    Hachikomaru:I’ll let you know what i find
    good with me
    Young Geralt:ok, so i want to make an infusion that does penetrating and also thinking of multiatk (singe) to represent me speeding up atks it is 1 per rank but what do i tie it to? and penetrate is flat +1 per rank
    DM:Since this isn’t super important anyway. so I don’t want to waste time being super exact.
    Well what attack were you putting the multi attack on, just your sword attack?
    Young Geralt:yep
    Hachikomaru:-1 dmg and accuracy?
    DM:okay what’s your strength?
    Young Geralt:so base that on my sword rank?
    DM:Yeah I already lowered youra ttack mods and defenses on the token.
    Just have to adjust the damage
    Yeah + your strnegth
    Since your strnegth effectively adds virtual dmage ranks
    SO if your damge is 6, it’d be 6 points to put multi on it
    Young Geralt:it is effect 3 plus 3 str
    DM:Yeah, so it’d be +6 pts ofr multi
    penetrating is just +1 per rank of penetrating you want to put on it
    you can basically put asmany or as few ranks as you want
    Young Geralt:ok, and the DC to craft the thing is 15 plus points?
    DM:lemme check one sec… I’m also using the expanded invention/craft stuf fin the gadget guide.
    one memonmt while I look that up
    Calim Gorn:I think that’s right
    DM:okay, I actually roll the invention check secretyl so you’re not sur eif it’s a flawed concept or not.
    You can hero point it if you’d like on the invention check as well. it’s just I roll it hh and take the best of the two
    Young Geralt:ok, well if the DC is 15
    points then i only want 6 penetrating on it
    DM:you don’t know which I rolled.
    Young Geralt:my druid magic is 6
    DM:DC is 10 + the inventions cost in points.
    So if it’s a 6 point device it’d be 16.
    So 16 would get you just the multiattack
    or 6 ranks of penetrting
    if you wanted both, it’d be 22 DC for 12 point device
    Young Geralt:ok, i’ll go with that, thinking she will have some protection
    DM:okay… just the 16 DC with penetrating?
    Hachikomaru:trojans, penetrating +6
    Young Geralt:yep
    DM:And you got a +6
    Young Geralt:yep
    DM:There’s two rolls an actual design check (secret) and a build check, both against the same DC
    failing the build check just means it’ll take more time, so you’ve probably got ample time
    Young Geralt:will call it penetrating oil and apply t to my blade
    DM:so the first check is really the only imporatnt one.
    unless you fail the build check really bad by like 3 degrees I believe
    in which case shit goes totally south.
    The first design check I madke in s ecret you want to hero point it?
    Young Geralt:nah, will save those for the match itself
    okay, you can make the construction check, you’re not sure if the design is flawed or not.
    So give me a roll for construction DC is 16. with your druidc magic roll.
    bsaicaly so long sa you don’t critically fail you’ll probbably be okay
    Young Geralt:ok and the construction check is druid magic
    okay thatl’l succeed. So you got it.
    Alright now Sef’s match…
    Young Geralt:now to see if my formula works… if it does will that be “fixed”
    Hachikomaru:there ya go T :-p
    add it to whatever
    Calim Gorn:lol wow, they both rolled huge init
    Hachikomaru:just joking see how many 20s i could get :-p
    Young Geralt:i mean i wonn’t have to drawing board it each time if i have a good formula?
    DM:Everyone is gathered in one of teh squares of Aylanae, with buildings around and a healing fountain at the center.
    The first match being Masaru and gregorio.. with Oshiros eye watching it… Drinking from the fountain btw is immediate forfeit for that person.
    Yeah if your design check is okay, all you’ll have to dois make another ocnstruction check
    The first roll assuming it works, you can do it again l ater potentially.but does take more time to make it, and I believe a hero point to use it agin (I’ll have to reread that bit)
    But no cost initally
    Young Geralt:ok, will record i have "
    6 Penetrating Oil" and see if if is worth saving
    Calim Gorn:Max rank on an Affliction is PL right?
    DM:The Queen and Daimyo are here watching the fight, as are members of many other families, including Gorn and yuudai.
    Well depends on the type
    Young Geralt:also FYI i increased STAM +1 and Dodge +1 with points as work way toward my PL8 version
    DM:Area and perception is limited to PL.
    Calim Gorn:Oh so ranged isn’t?
    DM:k remember to keep within your cap
    nope, but it will cut down youra ttack bonus
    you coudl have a 14 pt afflition at PL 7 you’d just have a +0 to hit iwth it
    Young Geralt:all defenses are at 7
    Calim Gorn:Heh okay
    DM:OShiro stands proudly
  • Calim Gorn glances up at the stands, searching out his father…
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“I shall begin this contest… whent he katana falls, you are free to engage…”
    DM:He draws his katana and holds it aloft
    Young Geralt:melee atk is 9 and effect is 3 so should be ok
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“We shgall see how you fare Masaru.”
    Young Geralt:unless STR counts toward that
    DM:Gregorio’s bbody starts to arc a bit with lightning as if psyching himself up.
    Masaru gives a slow bbow to Sef.
    Imperion Terl:“The rules… if you step out of the circle, you forfeit… if you drink from the founain you forfeit.”
    “If an opponent falls or yeilds then he forfeits.”
  • Sefiros PL 8 summons his sword, not bowing. “Show me what you’ve got.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“I’ve been practicing for you.”
    Young Geralt:if Either of us drops or both have to drop to lose?
    DM:Nah for the two man teams both have to lose.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, should be both, it’s 2v1
    DM:But you can’t heal one guy back into the fight if he drops.
    Like once he’s out he’s out but tehy do have to beat both of oyu
    Young Geralt:right, just makign sure since he said it one of you drops we lose
    DM:Arielle stands front and center to cheer on her younger brother and sister.
    yeah that person forfeits.
    But both have to fail for it to be al oss for that eam
    You’re each 50 feet away, the circle is 100 feet. gonna draw a quick draiwing of it.
    G has been dying to see his battlemap he can fight on :P
    Sefiros PL 8:i went first correct?
    DM:This one you do have to fight on.
    NBah Masaru won init
    Calim Gorn:Heh no, you’re last
  • Young Geralt cheers on his bandmates
    Sefiros PL 8:wow ok :-p
    saving my 20 for a one blow then…
    Young Geralt:lol, yeah
    Calim Gorn:Masaru must have rolled a 20 on init lol
    Sefiros PL 8:yeah i dont remmeber if sef had improved init or not
    dont think so
    has one rank actually
    so should be 24, not 20
  • Calim Gorn glances around, looking for any members of his family in attendance
    DM:moved you to the temporary battlemap
    Alyssa Toress:laventa is there i bet
    Sefiros PL 8:didnt know i took ranks in improved init with Sef
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I figured she would be lol
    Sefiros PL 8:has 1 tho apparently.
    Calim Gorn:Just wondering if Tharian actually showed up
    Alyssa Toress:yeah but you only care about her :P
    Calim Gorn:True
    DM:Tharian did show up, as did Sythe’s father. No family member seemed to really snub their family members… save for Hamidar’s father, who apparently did’t bother to show.
    And Suzu’s father didn’t show .
  • Calim Gorn frowns a little as he spots his father in the audience
    *****Start of Gregorio Prodynorites’s Turn*****
    DM:Masaru rushes at Sefiros on his opening move.. moving as fast as he can in a blur of speed…
    Coming at him with his katana.
    He does seem a bit more defensive than usual.
    Sefiros PL 8:roll it up
    Masaru Oshiro:Masaru Oshiro Attacks! (Close, +8, rank 6 Damage) Defensive Attack 2Roll Result: 23 (17) Effect Rank: 6
    DM:wow connects.
    Sefiros PL 8:thats a hit i think, pretty sure
    DM:thats a crit too
    with his imrpoved critica
    Young Geralt:fyi, my token didn’t move with the others.. i think cause i was editing it
    Sefiros PL 8:roll -1 to toughness?
    DM:k m oved you Geralt
    Young Geralt:thanks
    DM:nah I already lowered your tougness that should be good on thet oken
    with the macro so I’ll just use 15 though
    Sefiros PL 8:ok 15 dc then
    DM:youv’e got 5 toughness?
    Sefiros PL 8:you never said wht rank total his DC was
    10/6 at PL8
    and ultimate effort tough
    DM:ah okay.
    Well you gotta spend a hero point for the ultimate toughness, I mean I guess if youw ant I’l let you spend hachi’s hero points
    If you wnat to boost Sef. but Sef has none of his own
    Sefiros PL 8:nah i dont mind if he beats sef
    let him roll
    DC 14 is what i rolled on his tou
    Sefiros PL 8:be cool if he one blows me, my best student!
    DM:That’s a 3 degree fail wow.
    Calim Gorn:lol wow
    DM:Much to Oshiro’s surprise Masaru comes in under Sef s triking past his defenses.
    Sefiros PL 8:cool
    DM:As gregorio charges up some lightning.
    *****Start of Gregorio Prodynorites’s Turn*****
    Sefiros PL 8:this should help with his father def
    Calim Gorn:“When did Masaru get that fast? Damn…”
    Sefiros PL 8:so am i Ko’ed or not, i forgot if it was 3 degrees of 4
    DM:Gregorio lights his hand to the air seemingly firing upwards at a 45 degree angle.. though you can see the lighnting bolt fires upwards and then homes in Sefiros… from the air… seeming to unerringly strike it’s target.. directing for the tip of his blade…
    You got 3 wounds and staggered.
    Sefiros PL 8:ah ok
    DM:now you gotta make another toughness roll agianst his perception based damage attack
    Sefiros PL 8:at -3 correct?
    Sefiros PL 8:ha
    Calim Gorn:lol wow
    DM:wow seriously? damn. lol.
    Sefiros PL 8:yeah i was tryingh to make him roll low
    Calim Gorn:Heh you didn’t add in anything for your Toughness score
    Sefiros PL 8:the power of psionics
    DM:oh right
    you never added your toughness
    what’s your toughness? 6 you said?
    Sefiros PL 8:6 at Pl8
    but i assumed 5
    ie -1
    DM:So that’ll still be a 3rd degree fail.. and enoguh to take him down wo.
    Calim Gorn:Holy shit
    Sefiros PL 8:good, i dont wanna roll all night
    jim beam affliction
    DM:Masaru is shocked as the combined blows bring Sefiros down quickly.
    Sefiros PL 8:im saving my 20s for hana
    DM:Oshiro too tries not to show his surprise.
    The daiymo that is…
    Calim Gorn:“No way…”
    Sefiros PL 8:haha in yo face!
    the daimyo is gonna have to clean his pants
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“His opponent was weak. FIND ANOTHER!”
    Sefiros PL 8:haha damn
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Sefiros PL 8:hardcore!
    Imperion Terl:“That will have to wait until the next round…”
    Sefiros PL 8:well guess we know who zack is
    Calim Gorn:Haha yeah
    Imperion Terl:“Masaru and Gregorio advance to round 2!”
    Sefiros PL 8:“Concentrate!”
    Imperion Terl:“A poor showing for Dragoband thus fart.”
    Sefiros PL 8:he rolled 3 on the octaslash DMV
    Imperion Terl:*far
    Sefiros PL 8:and kicked my ass
    DM:ookay next battle, everyone rolld20s to see who goes next.
    High roll will have it
    Young Geralt:i thought we already rolled?
    DM:heh well I forget what those were, that wasn’t an order i’m just diing high roll
    And that person is “next”
    since easier to remember heh.
    Young Geralt:oh, ok
    Sefiros PL 8:ha!
    Sefiros PL 8:eat it
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Sefiros PL 8:praise be to kek
    Young Geralt:how you get 27 on a d20… cheater
    Sefiros PL 8:psiownage!
    DM:if you weren’t with another PC I’d say youh ave to wait for someone else.
    but I guess since you’re with herlock I’ll let you two go lol
    Young Geralt:take his dice
    Sefiros PL 8:haha
    Calim Gorn:Yeah you aren’t supposed to add the 7 lol
    Sefiros PL 8:G has experienced the prince that was promised of d20s
    Calim Gorn:But he rolled a nat 20 either way
    Sefiros PL 8:he has improved init
    Calim Gorn:You aren’t rolling init
    This is just a straight d20 roll
    Alyssa Toress:how big is this areana btw
    Calim Gorn:To see who goes first
    Sefiros PL 8:well i rolled a 20 anyways
    Calim Gorn:Or goes next rather
    DM:Arielle cheers on her sister and Ryuu makenki also watches, even a bit of nervousness perhaps on his face.
    Sefiros PL 8:just use 20 then
    Calim Gorn:lol all the NPCs rolling bitchin’ inits
    Young Geralt:nah, you wasted your 20 for the match, lol
    Sefiros PL 8:i am teh 20s!
  • Sefiros PL 8 eyes turn black.
    Young Geralt:except on Sef’s resists, lol;
    Calim Gorn:No
    Bad dog
    rolled up newspaper
    Young Geralt:need to impersonate Hachi.. you not Sef any more
    DM:Hana leaps up , running on the rim o f the fountain moving in close to Hachi.
    Sefiros PL 8:he aint that tough
    Alyssa Toress:i just noticed that fountain is off center and its triggering my austim
    DM:You can see as she approaches though two copies of her seem to appear… almost like mirror images.
    Young Geralt:lol
    DM:Yeah heh… I didn’t bother perfectly cetnering it :P
    Sefiros PL 8:“That again….”
    Hachikomaru:“That again….”
    DM:Though Sef’ sscent can see through which is real.
    Hana does blow some pwoder at Hachi’s face though.
  • Hachikomaru wrinkles his nose.
    Hachikomaru:Toe jam!:
    “Toe jam!”
    “Dried toe jam powder!”
    Hana Makenki:Hana Makenki Attacks! (Ranged, +11, rank 5 Affliction) PA 2 Defensive Attack 2Roll Result: 17 (10) Effect Rank: 7
    Hachikomaru:hope she dont turn into the Great Muta
    DM:17 barely misses him…
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:and spray red mist in my face like sting
    Alyssa Toress:i’m gonna give her a heavens feel
    Calim Gorn:Oh shit
    DM:lmeme see what that is again heh.
    ah okay that’s aclose damage attack.
    Alyssa Toress:i am not sure thats right
    Alyssa Toress:it should be a rank 4 effect
    not 2
    i dunno how these macros work
    DM:lemmes ee…
    Alyssa Toress:its rank 4, str based, accurate 3, improved crit 4, letal / non lethal, penetrating 4
    DM:Your base close attack is what?
    Alyssa Toress:4
    DM:So should be +3 from accurate, and so +7 to hit. And you rolled a 16.
    So bonus should be 23
    Alyssa Toress:and a 16 is a crit
    DM:Yeah okay, so it’ll be rank 9 with the crit
    that’s gonna hit her.
    Alyssa Toress:ok
    Hachikomaru:go go go
    Alyssa Toress:i am not using the lethal mode
    Calim Gorn:lol, Hana just runs into a brick wall and gets blasted away
    DM:that’s a lightning attack I assume. Youd idn’t list the descriptor for it
    Alyssa Toress:its a sword
    DM:oh okay.
    Alyssa Toress:aela sword
    DM:ah okay.
    Alyssa Toress:its not a real sword
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 9) Roll Result: 14 ( natural:7 , Save DC:24 ) Hana Makenki -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    The attack dazes her and gives her some wounds stunningh er as you w hack her with the blade…
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:go hachi go!
  • Hachikomaru busts out his unarmed skillz, going for an non-lethal punch.
    *****Start of Hana Makenki’s Turn*****
    DM:Hachi misses with his punch.
    Hachikomaru:cant hurt my liege’s daughter
    Alyssa Toress:okay i figured out how the attack macro works
    it already knew my attack number
    it should know that whatever you put in for your stat
    Alyssa Toress:the pl version of that sword is multi attack
    way better
    DM:Hana’s two ghost images disappear this turn… in fact she disappears entirely…
    Hachi can still smell her, but in fact he smells two versions of her…
    And once again she tries to get him with the powder.
    Hana Makenki:Hana Makenki Attacks! (Ranged, +11, rank 5 Affliction) PA 2Roll Result: 15 (6) Effect Rank: 7
    Calim Gorn:hax, she casts and attacks in the same round
    DM:But misses.
    Alyssa Toress:does she reappear ?
    DM:heh, well ti’s free actions to activate her shit. :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Nah she’s still invisble. She can attack while’ll need some way of detecting her, detect Aela or Mana might work.
    If you’ve got tjhose senses since she may only be visyually invisible, Sef’s scent is working.
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:i’ll cast a line attack where she used to be
    DM:OKay you direct a line up there but don’t hit anything.
    Alyssa Toress:not even any spectators?
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:you dont roll on aoe, the enemy does
    DM:That’s a line AoE right?
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    DM:That doens’t have an attack rol for that
    Calim Gorn:Yeah if it’s AoE you don’t roll
    Alyssa Toress:oh
    Calim Gorn:They just roll their defense
    Alyssa Toress:okay i miss anyway
    DM:Okjay.. yeah that doesn’t hit her.. how long is the range? just one applicationo f area?
    Alyssa Toress:extended range 2
    Calim Gorn:lol damn
    DM:well thatj ust lets you put it somewhere else, you have to actually enhnace the area (buying that multiple times to make it lnoger)
    That just means you can start the boltaway from you
    Alyssa Toress:oh
    DM:Since I thik that was a ranged area attack
    So you cans tart the bolt away from you
    Alyssa Toress:its a close area attack
    DM:oh.. heh.. then that shouldn’t be able to have improved range then lol
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    DM:It’d have to be ranged to have that mod heh.
    Alyssa Toress:nevermind
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    DM:Hachi you got penetrate illusion on your thing
    Your scent?
    Hachikomaru:nah not yet
    conceal scent works vs him
    DM:Okay there’s two possibble Hanas you can attack, youg ot a couple choices you can just treat her like an invis oppnetn and attack a -5
    Or you could choose 1 (effectively a 50/50) and attack at no penalty.
    Hachikomaru:I’ll go for the roll
    DM:that assumes something with an attack roll, if no roll you just have to choose 1 unless you can encompass both
    Hachikomaru:thats with the -5, so i whiffed
    *****Start of Hana Makenki’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:yay i got my pl 7 character done
    DM:She tries once more with her powder on Sef… this time trying real hard to land it.. still circling him…
    Hana Makenki:Hana Makenki Attacks! (Ranged, +11, rank 5 Affliction) PA 1 AOA 1Roll Result: 12 (1) Effect Rank: 6
    Calim Gorn:You should probably just area nuke Hachi, you’ll catch Hana in it too
    DM:Wow and misses too.
    SHe inhales a little of the powder (cause she got a natural 1) and coughs a bit.. giving away part of her location t his round
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:can i tell where she is?
    DM:She’s still invisble but you could know enough to hit her with an AoE, or Hachi with his accurate sense knows w hich hana is real
    Alyssa Toress:like general dirction
    DM:You can’t see her, but you know her general d irection
    She’s above you
    Alyssa Toress:okay i am gonna launch a fireball
    air burst
    and fly back first
    DM:heh okay.
    That an Aoe or ranged damge?
    Alyssa Toress:aoe
    oh wait
    i dont roll
    DM:ah okay, she just rolls for that.
    Calim Gorn:You don’t roll for AoE lol
    Alyssa Toress:i get my hero point back
    DM:what rank is that?
    Alyssa Toress:6
    DM:yeah lol
    Alyssa Toress gains a hero point.
    Alyssa Toress:burst area
    scorched her
    DM:She’s staggered as the fireball catches her as she’s too busy coughing bits of smokle rise off her clothing, which even though she’s invisble the smoek is very visble giving her a good outline.
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    DM:And catching part of her kimono on fire.
    Hana Makenki:“I SAID NO FIRE!!”
    Calim Gorn:“Note to self: do not anger the princess.”
    DM:Hachi can attack her without penalty, since he knows where she’s at now both thanks to Alyssas smoke and Hana giving away which is her.
  • Hachikomaru goes for a kick this time.
    Alyssa Toress:i think i rmember how combat works again
    DM:Sef connects with Hana. hitting her.
    Hana Makenki:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 4) Roll Result: 16 ( natural:14 , Save DC:19 ) Hana Makenki -—- Failure by 1 degrees
    Hachikomaru:“Tag, you
    DM:Giving her another minor wound punching her while she’s partially on fire.
    *****Start of Hana Makenki’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:”Tag, you’re it!"
    well it was a kick actually
    DM:Ah okay.
    Hana Makenki:“Alright princess. I was saving this for later… but it’s time for my secret weapon”
    Hachikomaru:weak front kick or something
    Alyssa Toress:oh god i dont want to die
    Hachikomaru:“She’s gonna taker her shoes off.”
    “And make me pass out!”
    “Her feet reek.”
    DM:Hana pulls out acoil of rope fromh er back.. and says something in the Tai language to the rope… thge rope seems to anmate with a magic of its own.. trying to entangle Alyssa…
    Hachikomaru:“Hey! I didn’t use my tail against you! Ok you just wait cousin. I’m going to crush you in fluffiness!”
    Hana Makenki:Hana Makenki Attacks! (Close, +11, rank 5 Affliction)Roll Result: 21 (10) Effect Rank: 5
    DM:The rope starts to wrap around Alyssa.. she needs to make a dodge resistance c heck.
    Alyssa Toress:okay what do i roll
    if my dodge is 12
    my defense is 22?
    or what
    Hana Makenki:d20 +12
  • Herlock rolls: 1d20+12 => 19 + 12 = 31
    Calim Gorn:Heh, damn you have +12 Dodge?
    Alyssa Toress:i went all in on dodge and parry
    Hachikomaru:damn haha
    you’re a dodge beast
    beast mode!
    DM:wow… Alyssa dodges out of thew ay of the rope…
    Alyssa Toress:i only have 2 tougness
    Hachikomaru:pray T dont roll a 20
    you’re dead
    DM:Though the rope is still inh er hand.
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    *****Start of Alyssa Toress’s Turn*****
    DM:Shes visble now.
    Alyssa Toress:lightning bolt at hana
    Hachikomaru:id go for rolled atk
    make a roll
    got any reg ranged atks?
    Hana Makenki:that’s just a regular AoE right?
    Alyssa Toress:no
    thats a ranged attack
    Alyssa Toress:not an aoe
    Hana Makenki:oh okay rank 4bast it look like on your sheet.
    Alyssa Toress:oh wait
    thats my old sheet
    i got a level 7 character sheet now
    DM:heh well you never sent me an updated one.
    so Im’ going by that one :P
    Alyssa Toress:
    DM:heh okay.
    poor Han.
    Alyssa Toress:is an 8 rank a lot
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 6 ( natural:5 , Save DC:23 ) Hana Makenki -—- Failure by 4 degrees
    Hana gets blasted back knocking her out of the fight. a bit more smoke rising off her body, one of the templar runs in to give her some of the healing water and make sure she’s okay… as Ryuu does run over to ensure the same.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, might wanna drag her over to the fountain
    we win dont we
    DM:Yeah there’s someone on call to do that.
    Hachikomaru:oh 4 degrees damn lol
    yeah pwned
    “Nicely done, your grace.”
    Imperion Terl:“Well fought… the winner once again Emerald Band!”
  • Hachikomaru goes to check on Hana.
    Alyssa Toress:“i hope hana is okay”
    DM:They’re bsaiclly carrying her off aftr the fight to bringh er ot the barracks.
    So you don’t realyl see her… heh.
    DM:And you’re basically returned to the outer area.
    Hachikomaru:blown the fuck out…
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“Well fought Alyssa.”
    Hachikomaru:finishing touch limit break
  • Sythe Zanyz IV congratulates the princess, and is perhaps happy to see his competiton get defeated. heh.
    Alyssa Toress:“thanks sythe”
    Hachikomaru:“I was first!”
    Alyssa Toress:“i felt bad about hurting another band mate”
    DM:Okay Geralt and Calim give me a roll to see whog oes next.
    Alyssa Toress:“but she’ll be okay”
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Sythe Zanyz IV shrugs.
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“Well she’s not part of your band.”
    Hachikomaru:“Yeah screw her, she’ll be alright.”
    “She needs her butt whipped once for always pickin on me. She’ll be fine.”
    Alyssa Toress:oh
    Hachikomaru:“She’s got foxblood.”
    Alyssa Toress:sorry
    “oh right”
    “i just dont like hurting people”
    DM:Okay Geralt up next.
    Hachikomaru:“Next time she bothers me, I know who to come to.”
  • Hachikomaru jokes.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, T has a roller for init
    He just needs to clear the previous init
    DM:yeah I just use an autorolled
    Young Geralt:well i got bamboozled
    Calim Gorn:Justy is gonna steamroll you guys btw
    fight the powah!
    DM:btw did you want to have your Quen up or not when the fiht starts.
    Hachikomaru:yeah she’s the toughest one in DB prolly
    DM:She’d be ale to see it since it’s noticeable.
    Young Geralt:will have penetrating oil applied prior to match, can i have Quen active too or not till the sword drops?
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Good luck guys.”
    Hachikomaru:shes mini wonder woman/spider-man
    DM:Yeah you’d have time to get quen up and apply your oil.
    Young Geralt:ok, will do
    Hachikomaru:she can choke you out pretty easy too irc
    sleeper move!
    DM:Okay so Quen up then?
    Young Geralt:yep
    so all resist roll sat -3 due to distracting
    She runs up to Geralt only armed with her fists… moving with rapid speed corsisng the fountain rim easily… runing on it for Style as she comes off with a jump kick.
  • Young Geralt attempts to dodge the blow…..
    DM:Her fist seems strong enhogugh to breach the Quen sign… punching right through event he hardened defense.. her blowss triking like those of a giant… maybe even stronger… even for such a small looking girl
    Young Geralt:holy hell, 7 atk and 11 effect. they PL9?
    DM:her foot actually since it’s a jumpkick heh.
    wait lemme see if I screwed that up
    Hmm.. I have her set to 8… lemmes ee how that’s screwed up…
    yeah.. weird it didn’t autocap it..
    oh I see…
    Hachikomaru:just do -1
    from both
    DM:hadn’t updated her from the new macros.
    Young Geralt:then that misses?
    DM:*for the new macros.
    That should be a 16. yeah.
    Young Geralt:dodge 17
    DM:With quen up it’s lower though.
    since distracting makes you like a 13 or something.
    So that’s gonna hit ya with the distracting on
  • Young Geralt sidesteps the blow and creates and opening for Viniira
    DM:Though you will get the extra toughnes boost.
    Young Geralt:oh, right reduces my defense by 3
    DM:So you are hit by a rank 10 attack.
    you get your extra toughness from the sign of course.
    Young Geralt:so my toughness also at 3 event hough my dodge was reduced too?
    DM:Nah you got your quen toughness what ever that is.
    So I think that’s 9 otughness?
    Actually maybe higher at PL 7
    think you got it at 10 now
    should add 3 to that for t he Quen boost since it looks like it should be imeprvopus 10 based on your char sheet
    Young Geralt:well that just rolled it at 7
    Hachikomaru:nice roll
    Calim Gorn:Heh, with the 3 you actually deflect her attack I think
    DM:Yeah. Geralt’s defenses hold up holding off Justy’s powerful punch
    Calim Gorn:Kick
    DM:yeah kick heh.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Yeah that’ll totally deflect it
    She does get a free grab attempt on you on any unarmed hit
    So that still applies.
    You can roll your strength or dodge agaisnt her grab attempt
    Remember your dodge is only 3 thanks to the distracting.
    actually won’t matter if you use str or dodge heh, they’re both +3
    This is to resist her grab
    Hachikomaru:that sucked
    Young Geralt:realy? shit use of HP
    DM:that’s adding your full dodge there… with Quen you’re down to 3 dodege, so that’s technicalyl a 17.
    Evne with the 17 she does get a partial hand on you. making you immobile and vulnerable. as she grabs you with one arm.
    *****Start of Viniira the Horned’s Turn*****
    DM:Vinira enchants her axe with flaming energy and attacks Justy..
    Young Geralt:already vulnerable so no diff
    it is a distraction for vinira, lol
    DM:yeah heh.
    it’s just even if youd rop quen y ou’ll be vulnerable still heh.
    Viniira the Horned:Viniira the Horned Attacks! (Close, +6, rank 6 Damage)Roll Result: 23 (17) Effect Rank: 6
    Hachikomaru:thats a hit
    DM:Vinira chops into her iwth the flaming axe.
    Hachikomaru:cat fight
    dragon band is getting pwnt tonight
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 25 ( natural:18 , Save DC:21 ) Justy S. Lastrium -
    —— Success
    Young Geralt:hell
    DM:The axe did catch her on fire though potentially doing continuing secondary damge
    Calim Gorn:lol
    I told you man, Justy is a beast
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
  • Young Geralt slices with a upward stroke against his opponents holdin him
    DM:heh okay.
    She’s seems an able ggrappler holding someone with one arm not impairing her own defenses.
    Calim Gorn:(to Nori) “At least we didn’t get matched against her.”
    Alyssa Toress:“man i heard sefiros was awesome but that justy girl is really good and sefiros was bad”
    DM:wow a cirt.
    so rank 11 damage on her.
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 11) Roll Result: 11 ( natural:4 , Save DC:26 ) Justy S. Lastrium -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    That staggers her.
    Though she still maintains her grab.
  • Young Geralt brings his blade up stabbing it into his target as her body is close and limited in movement.
    *****Start of Justy S. Lastrium’s Turn*****
    DM:First she’s gonna get her chance to regenerate…
    Doesn’t do it…
    She’ll use her action to recover. remoivn gthe stagger.
    *****Start of Viniira the Horned’s Turn*****
    DM:Vinira attacks against with flaming axe.
    Tryitng to press the advantage.
    Viniira the Horned:Viniira the Horned Attacks! (Close, +6, rank 6 Damage) PA 2 AOA 2Roll Result: 14 (8) Effect Rank: 8
    DM:But Justy fends her off.
    Though due to her secondary damge Justy does take some fire damage from being lit on fire before
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 10 ( natural:6 , Save DC:21 ) Justy S. Lastrium -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    damn rolling horrible
    Young Geralt:“Get her off me Viniira.”
    DM:The burning staggers her.
    Young Geralt:“Great job!”
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
    DM:Though she still maintains her grip on Geralt.
  • Young Geralt follows through with another close quarters movement of his blade….
    Young Geralt:another cit
    Oh that has improved crit 2?
    poor Justy.
    Young Geralt:yep, one adv and one on blade
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 11) Roll Result: 18 ( natural:17 , Save DC:26 ) Justy S. Lastrium -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    She’s still standing after the slash badly injured but still fighting…
    *****Start of Justy S. Lastrium’s Turn*****
    DM:Justy heals 1 wound
    Since she’s dazed she only gets one action so she can’t do what she wanted to do.. so she’ll just attack Geralt.
    She goes for all she’s got… trying to take him down
    Justy S. Lastrium:Justy S. Lastrium Attacks! (Close, +8, rank 8 Damage) PA 5 AOA 2Roll Result: 8 (3) Effect Rank: 13
    DM:wow and misses. damn Ic an’t roll for shit
    Young Geralt:and Geralt sidesteps the blow in close quarters
    DM:And somehow Geralt manages to dodge the onslaught… her punches poorly aimed from the fires that still burn onh er clothes.
    And her many injuries.
    *****Start of Viniira the Horned’s Turn*****
    DM:Viniira ghoes in for another attack
    Young Geralt:“She’s weak. Take her down.”
    Viniira the Horned:Viniira the Horned Attacks! (Close, +6, rank 6 Damage) PA 2 AOA 2Roll Result: 10 (4) Effect Rank: 8
    Young Geralt:boo
    DM:But she misses
    Her secondary fire damgae does continue to burn though
    For another rnak 6 damge attack
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 2 ( natural:2 , Save DC:21 ) Justy S. Lastrium -—- Failure by 4 degrees
    DM:The fire attack finally bringing her down before burning out.
    Calim Gorn:lol wow
    DM:Yeah heh.
    Calim Gorn:Can’t believe she didn’t take down at least one of you
  • Young Geralt shakes her lose as her grip releases.
    DM:yeah sme terrible roling on Dragon band’s part.
    Calim Gorn:Kaldar will probably pwn us though
    DM:Her grip releases as some of the faster templar move out to get her ot the fountain
    yup last fight..
    Nori and Calim against Kaldar
  • Calim Gorn stands slightly behind Nori
  • Young Geralt grabs Viniira and raises her hand in victory, and bows toward the stage with the Oshiro and their leader
  • Calim Gorn loads a special cartridge into his pistol as he walks into the arena
    Viniira the Horned:“Ha Bunch of weaklings! Had no faith in us!”
  • Viniira the Horned holds up her flaming axe in victory.
    Young Geralt:“Cant stand up to us. We proved Yt’s strength.”
    DM:Kaldar comes out in his chainmail… but from what you hear, the armor is mostly just for show…
    Alyssa Toress:hey wait
    suzu didnt fight yet
  • Young Geralt walks off the stage still holding her hand in hand.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, her and Hamidar will go last I guess
    DM:heh yeah I haven’t done any of the NPCs
    Alyssa Toress:ok
    just determine a winner
    DM:was probably just onna do them as descriptive
    Alyssa Toress:and dont roll it
    DM:yeah I don’t want to have you guys wait it out
    unless you really care otherwise I’ll determine a winner heh
    Calim Gorn:Nah narrative is fine
    Young Geralt:“I think that deserves a victory treat for you my dear.”
    DM:Oshiro declares the match started and Calim acts first.
  • Calim Gorn takes aim with his pistol and fires his special round at Kaldar
    Calim Gorn:Gonna Power Stunt, Rank 10 ranged Affliction
    Vs will
    The effects will be Vulnerable / Defenseless / Incapacitated
    DM:vs. Will, what’s that gonna represent exactly?
    Calim Gorn:Basically an enchanted mind affecting round
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah, something like that
    Alyssa Toress:its a marijuana round
    DM:Hmm yeah I guess it could be some kind of pure Aela type stunning thing
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s basically what I’m going for
    Alyssa Toress:its coated in thc
    Young Geralt:lol
    Calim Gorn:Just like some massive overwhelming mind blast thing
    Not gonna spend Hero Point for the Power Stunt so that’ll fatigue me
    DM:Well they wouldn’t have a true mind blast in a jar, but it could be similar to a pure Aela that disrupts imbued and requires a will basically does what you’re trying to do anyway.
    tabs spell
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Young Geralt:((BTW, could i tell if my formula was good or not?))
    Calim Gorn:Hopefully the roller doesn’t fuck this up
    DM:Hmm. I’ll give you a perc check.
    it’s kinda asublt effect so you may not have noticed, but i’l let you get a perc check to see if it was good or not
    Young Geralt:holy hell, a 2
    DM:you weren’t exactly sure heh.
    That’ll hit him
    Calim Gorn:Whoo
    Young Geralt:i hate this roller, it likes me better as a GM, hehe
    Calim Gorn:Will save vs Affliction
    Alyssa Toress:rank 10 is a big hit
    Calim Gorn:Heh, damn, so close
    DM:gonna be a 2 degree fail so that’ll make himd efenseless.
    Calim Gorn:That’s 2 degree fail
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn pulls the trigger as the barrel of his pistol glows and spins, imparting magical energy into the shell, which then explodes out of the end of the weapon and strikes Kaldar
    Alyssa Toress:hey guys how do you feel about playing for another 2 or 3 hours
    DM:he moves with surprisng speed… circling around.
    Young Geralt:i need sleep
    why do we need to coninue after this anyway?
    DM:As he launches a rapid fire torrent of thrown daggers at Calim
    Calim Gorn:Hm this might hurt
    Alyssa Toress:i dunno me and sef were just talking the o ther day bout playing late so i thought i would ask
    Young Geralt:well i guess you can do something without Geralt, bui’ll be out after the tourney
    Calim Gorn:Heh, hits
    DM:The daggers strike not Calim, but his gun.
    Calim Gorn:wtf
    Alyssa Toress:OH FUCK
    Young Geralt:lol
    Calim Gorn:Yeah this might be bad
    Young Geralt:not harder to hit a called shot on gear in this system?
    DM:it’s made of metal so going to say it has a base toughness of 8
    It is. But he has the feat
    improved smash, he ignores the -5 for hitting a hand held object
    Young Geralt:nice
    Calim Gorn:Heh, okay, want me to roll Toughness for it?
    DM:So just give me a d20+8 for the gun
    Calim Gorn:I will Hero Point this if it rolls shitty
    Calim Gorn:Hmm
    DM:gonna keep that?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’ll go ahead and Hero Point that
    DM:heh okay roll it up
    Calim Gorn:lol, well marginally better
    DM:The gun manages to soak the blow not taking any damage to it.
    *****Start of Nori Yuudai’s Turn*****
    DM:Nori rushes out to try to engage him.
    Calim Gorn:“Tch…”
    DM:Nori does at elast have uncanny dodge btw.
    Calim Gorn:lol that’s good
    Nori Yuudai:Nori Yuudai Attacks! (Close, +8, rank 4 Damage) Defensive Attack 2Roll Result: 10 (4) Effect Rank: 4
    DM:Nori swings at him but misses
    Going at him wtih his spera.
    *****Start of Young Calim’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn switches his gun to its standard Aela burst and opens fire with a flurry of shots
    Calim Gorn:This attack is energy based heh
    DM:heh okay.
    Young Geralt:don;t let down Emerald band
    Calim Gorn:Also it has multi
    DM:okay I’m gonna give a-2 cover mod cause Nori is blocking you. unless you want to circle.
    Unless you got the cover ignoring advantage.
    Calim Gorn:Hmm, I’ll circle
    Calim Gorn:I don’t think there’s any way Nori can keep him from charging me anyway
    DM:well I’d give him an opposed roll i f he wants to try to stop him
    Assumingh e’s between the two fo you
    Calim Gorn:Oh
    Well in that case I’ll take the cover penalty
    So 21 to hit
    DM:I mean, there’s no AoOs but I do all opposed rolls to try to stop someone if you’re deliberately in a position to block em and not otherwise occupied
    Calim Gorn:Heh okay
    DM:Alright that’s gonna hit him by 2 degrees.
    Calim Gorn:Whoo, +2 damage
    So 8 altogether
    DM:Kaldar shakes off the attack
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    DM:He tries to push past Nori using his athletics basically triyng to hedge him out.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Oh, did you count that he was defenseless against my shot?
    Or did he make his save for my affliction rather
    DM:oh right. should have been 3 more damge.
    though wouldn’t have mattered aginst his 27
    Yeah lemme roll his save too
    Calim Gorn:Nope
    DM:didn’t lose the defeneless.
    He blows by Nori rushing at you with his lance… apparently going for a killnig blow.
    Calim Gorn:Oh heh, wait
    It says if he’s defenseless then attacks against him count as a routine check
    And if I roll then any hit is an auto crit
    So another 5 damage on top of that, lol
    DM:ah… hmm..
    Calim Gorn:I think that might have just barely been enough
    DM:wait.. that seems wrong.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, 1 degree lol
    DM:yeah.. it’d be a 1 deggree wound
    Anyway ,he’s going for all out lance attack… 5 pts, and 3 pt PA.
    Calim Gorn:Oh goody, this is gonna hurt
    Yeah that hits
    DM:have fun with that :)
    Well taht’s a 1 degree anyway
  • Calim Gorn braces himself and holds the edge of his coat up, catching the lance tip and somehow managing to soak most of the damage
    *****Start of Nori Yuudai’s Turn*****
    DM:Nori rushes the guy with his spear..
    actuyaly that’d be an auto crit but it’d just bounce off cause he can’t break his impervious
    His spear basically strikes against Kaldar and his skin is like iron, striking away the puny spear.
    Nori Yuudai:“I can’t hurt him!”
    Calim Gorn:lol, great
    *****Start of Young Calim’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:“Just do what you can, distract him!”
    Alyssa Toress:nori is fucking awful
    Calim Gorn:Well let’s see, since he’s Defenseless I can do full Defensive Attack
    And I’ll throw a PA in on that too because why not
    DM:heh yeah that’s probabbly a good idea.
    I mean you could stil miss if you roll since he’s got a 10
    Or you could just take the routine so long as you’d hit on a take 10 you cang et him.
    Calim Gorn:Kaldar is a tank, gotta go for the crits
  • Calim Gorn takes a step back and unloads on Kaldar point blank
    Calim Gorn:So that’ll be 2 degrees for multi plus a crit
    DM:Btw do youh ave the def attakc advantage?
    Calim Gorn:So 13 damage total
    Calim Gorn:God damn, stop rolling so good
    DM:1 degree again
    doesn’t do it
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:My Parry is 21 now
    DM:Kaldar presses the attack wtih his lance… though doesn’t PA just all outa ttack 5
    Kaldar throws down his lance, drawing his blade and attack as he closes
    He’s got a big arsenal of weapons
    All out attack 5.
    Calim Gorn:Fuck
    DM:good sword switch.
    Yeah barely no damage.
    *****Start of Nori Yuudai’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn soaks the hit with his jacket, which is clearly made of unusually tough material
    DM:Nori tries a pure assist on your defense.
    trying to interere with him
    since he’s defenselss he can basicaly automatically do it to give you the +5.
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    *****Start of Young Calim’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn steps back and unloads on Kaldar again
    Calim Gorn:Defensive Attack 5 and PA 2
    Heh, well he went all out last round so that’s still 2 degrees success I think
    DM:yeah heh.
    Calim Gorn:So another 13 damage
    Jesus Christ
    DM:1 wound
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:And my Parry is 26 with the Defensive Attack and Nori’s assist
    DM:Still doesn’t end the defenseless.
    yeah he’s gotta gamble on taking you out. All out attack 5 with sword
    Calim Gorn:Holy fuck
    Kaldar Orun II:a crit too
    Calim Gorn:lol and I’m out of Hero Points, of course
    DM:Double failure.
    2 degree rather
    Calim Gorn:“Nngh!”
    *****Start of Nori Yuudai’s Turn*****
    DM:Nori continues to interfere, he’s still defensesls so he can route a 2 degree success
    *****Start of Young Calim’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:man that 30 would even hit me
    with 12 dodge
    Calim Gorn:Can I still do the Defensive Attack and PA on a routine check?
    DM:yeah I beleive so.
    Since it’s just a take 10
    You can still do that stuff.
    It’ss till aprt of the roll.
    It just won’t be a crit.
    Obviously ou’ll stil have to hit him with taking a 10 of course.
    Though he’s all out attacking like a madman so…
    Shouldn’t be too tough.
    Calim Gorn:Heh okay, I’ll do that then, my take 10 result is a 12 and with him doing AoA 5 that’s still 2 degrees of success I think so will basically be rank 8 damage
    Kaldar Orun II:okay.
    That’ll be a 2 degre on him
    Calim Gorn:Man, so close to a 3 degree
    DM:Kaldar is dazed a bit from the attack….but stays up
    Kaldar Orun II:doesn’t clear it yet.
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:“They had to give us the tough one.”
    Parry 26 still
    DM:Since e’s dazed he resorts to a ranged attack, grabbing some fo hi sthrowing knives and going for your gun again.
    Kaldar Orun II:All out attac
    Calim Gorn:Dodge 26 too lol
    DM:Damn barely misses.
    Calim Gorn:lol nice
    Hachikomaru:damn this is still going on
    DM:His knives knick the side of the gun putting a scratch there but no real damge.
    Calim Gorn:“Keep it up, Nori! We’ll wear him down yet!”
    *****Start of Nori Yuudai’s Turn*****
    DM:Nori keeps it up
    *****Start of Young Calim’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn unloads again
    DM:Trying to distract and trip him up and such
    Calim Gorn:8 damage
    lol geez
    Death of a thousand cuts
    Kaldar Orun II:(1 wound)
    Calim Gorn:Fuck
    DM:And his defenselss clears.
    Calim Gorn:He cleared it
    Hachikomaru:lemme roll a d20 for tab :-p
    get this over with…
    Calim Gorn:His turn now
    Kaldar Orun II:he throw shis daggers agin but goes on the full dfenese, hoping for a natural high roll.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, Dodge 26 still
    Kaldar Orun II:and a crit too. with his 18.
    Calim Gorn:Jesus Christ
    Kaldar Orun II:He’s throwing for your gun, so it’s your gun that has to resist it
    Kaldar Orun II:It’s toughness 8.
    DM:Does 1 damage to the gun, enoguh to shake it a bit but not stop it from functioning.
    1 gun wound.
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Nori Yuudai’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:“Tch…”
    DM:Nori has to try to do an assist for real this time…
    Hachikomaru:this is the round that never ends, for it goes on and on my friends, someone started singing it, not knowing what it was, and it’ll continue on forever just because….this is the round that never ends….
  • Hachikomaru sings.
    DM:Well he did give him a -5 to hit you
    Calim Gorn:Yeah Alyssa should have fought this guy, she could just nuke him to death with no problem
    *****Start of Young Calim’s Turn*****
    Nori Yuudai:He’s at full defense now.
    Alyssa Toress:can he not make ranged attacks against a flying person?
    Nori Yuudai:He’s got a bow nd throwing knives.
    Alyssa Toress:i got pretty good dodge
    Calim Gorn:Hmm, what to do
    Fuck it, I’ll stay on full defense and PA and hope for a 20
    Other way dice, other way
    DM:heh okay…
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:So I got 21 Dodge/Parry and he’s got -5 to hit plus the -5 from his Defensive Attack
    Or I guess that was last round’s attack
    Hachikomaru:whos your team mate?
    Calim Gorn:Nori
    Alyssa Toress:hes useless
    DM:Kaldar reaches for his shortsword this round dual wielding that with his longsword
    Hachikomaru:yeah, just take a knee :-p
    Calim Gorn:lol he’s giving me defense at least
    Hachikomaru:“I yield!”
    DM:3 pt defense attack.
    Calim Gorn:Christ
    Is that with his -5?
    Hachikomaru:damn jobber, keeps throwing the match to let you win, damn mcmahon, paying him off
    DM:well you get a +5 to your defense.
    I didn’t apply the -5 there
    Calim Gorn:Heh you said Nori gave him -5 last round
    DM:was figuring youw ere justa dding it to your D
    oh okay.
    yeah so that’d be a 20 then
    Calim Gorn:Misses then
    DM:heh damn
    *****Start of Nori Yuudai’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn ducks just in time
    Calim Gorn:I love you Nori
    DM:wow succeed agaisnt for a -5 on him to hit you
    *****Start of Young Calim’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn prays for 20’s again
    Calim Gorn:Close
    Hachikomaru:quit PAing
    i mean defensive atking
    just go PA all the way
    Calim Gorn:lol he’s going to murder me if I don’t
    Hachikomaru:try to kill him before he does you
    Calim Gorn:I can’t do more than a 2 point PA
    I don’t have the advantage
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:oh thought you did 5 pts earlier
    Calim Gorn:No I’ve been doing 5 point on Defensive Attack
    DM:This round Kaldar turns towards Nori with his longsword sick of his interference…
    Hachikomaru:yeah half asleep
    DM:he whirls and slashes him
    Calim Gorn:lol Nori is gonna splat
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 14) Roll Result: 18 ( natural:14 , Save DC:29 ) Nori Yuudai -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    Nori is staggered.
    *****Start of Nori Yuudai’s Turn*****
    DM:Nor will just recover his stagger this turn
    *****Start of Young Calim’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:just PA, no defensive
    use the force luke
    Calim Gorn:Heh, yeah seems like he can hit me just fine even with all my AC whoring
    Might as well just go all out and pray to the dice gods
  • Hachikomaru plays the force theme music.
    Calim Gorn:lol geez
    DM:Kaldar parries the blow.
    Calim Gorn:He’s probably gonna splatter me now
    Hachikomaru:well either way its over :-p
    DM:Whipping aroind to deflect it.. and going for the kill seeing Nori is no longer protecting oyu
    Hachikomaru:mercy my lord, mercy!
    DM:barely hits.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, hits
    DM:He brings his longsword down on you… for…
    a 3 degree failure
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Nori Yuudai’s Turn*****
    DM:Nori now tries to interefere again…
    Wow did manage to get the +5 again.
    Hachikomaru:throw him out of the building like stone cold
    *****Start of Young Calim’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:I love you Nori, I don’t care what anyone says about you
    Hachikomaru:off ayalane
  • Calim Gorn tries for the all out attack again, throwing caution to the wind
    Calim Gorn:Christ
    Hachikomaru:go for the disqualification and low blow the refs!
    Calim Gorn:Can’t roll for shit when it matters the most
    DM:well with his all out attack that’ll hit.
    Calim Gorn:Oh, yay
    Alyssa Toress:i mean it doesnt really matter most right now
    its a practice
    its not like you are gonna die
    And soak sit
    *****Start of Kaldar Orun II’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Sigh
    DM:He goes all out attack on Calim, no PA.
    has -5 from Nori
    He’s using his shortsword
    Calim Gorn:Parry 14 thanks to my All Out
    DM:actually wait.. you went all out so he’ll use longsword
    Calim Gorn:lol splat
    DM:crit. heh.
    yeah smoked.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’s a second 3 degree
    DM:He drops Calim and Nori yeilds.
    Calim Gorn:I think he only rolled like one Toughness check below 20
    DM:Kaldar has a history of winning duels.
    Young Geralt:Emerald’s first defeat
    DM:He always beat Sef.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, you had to give me the freight train
    He’s probably even more badass than Justy
    DM:I did rol that randomly.
    Masaru and Alyssa had prearranged opponents. but the rest I did randomly
    Hachikomaru:yeah he whipped me like my first battle ever in M&M
    kaldar did that is
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    hana was a push over
    DM:yeah that was kinda the point
    Alyssa Toress:i know
    DM:The queen doesn’t want you to get your ass kicked.
    Calim Gorn:“Damn it… Of course I had to be the first one to lose.”
    Alyssa Toress:i mean i am decent!
    Young Geralt:yeah, whatever, your fight was STAGED, lol
  • Calim Gorn nurses his wounds on the sidelines, his pride seemingly more hurt than anything
    Hachikomaru:STONE COLD! STONE COLD! on back of Magitek armor instead of bear truck
    to fix these fixed matches
    Young Geralt:like WWE
    Hachikomaru:beer truck*
  • Masaru Oshiro gives you a look that seems to say “Welcome to my world” (since he was partnered with Nori in all those other losses he took)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hey Nori did what he could, he helped me hang in there a lot longer than I would have otherwise
    Hachikomaru:team up with masaru next time tab!
    Nori Yuudai:“I’m sorry… i tried my best.”
  • Calim Gorn shakes his head, “You did admirably, given our opponent.”
    Hachikomaru:damn jobber
    Viniira the Horned:“Don’t worry, we can beat that guy, he’s not that tough.”
    Calim Gorn:“If it weren’t for you I wouldn’t have lasted as long as I did.”
    “We at least gave him a run for his money.”
    Hachikomaru:“You need a sharper sword.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“It was well fought. He was a formidable opponent.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“I can take him… he’s just a big lightning rod in that armor.”
    Hachikomaru:“Hana says his skin is tough.”
    “Like iron.”
    Young Geralt:“That’s what this oil is for.”
    Hachikomaru:“Thats all I know about him.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, my sword might have been able to penetrate it, but I knew my gun would have better effect.”
    Anise Dreamborn:“Harder than iron from what I hear.”
    Hachikomaru:“And he’s the heir to a major rahseldian house.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i bet i could beat him”
    Hachikomaru:“Your father’s house, princess.”
    Alyssa Toress:“just rain lightning from the air”
    Hachikomaru:“That makes him ‘your’ cousin right?”
    Alyssa Toress:“i suppose so”
    Hachikomaru:“Is it 1st, or 2nd?”
  • Hachikomaru scratches his head.
    Alyssa Toress:i dont know
    what is he T?
  • Calim Gorn glances up at the stands for a moment, as if looking for someone
    actually heh I’d have to check..
    Hachikomaru:“He could just pluck you out of the sky with his bow, if you just try to fly and pummel him from the air.”
    DM:lol… that’s a good question lol
    I’ll have an aswer fo you next time since I don’t really feel like oging through the family tree, I thiknhe’s like Kaldar’s uncle that’s her father.
    Hachikomaru:“It’ll be a fight regardless.”
    DM:so whatever the hell that makes him
    I really hav eno clue P
    Since it’s not amain line Orun that she married since it’s matrilineal
    so they don’t marry from the main inheriting line
    Hachikomaru:“I heard he defeated Sefiros as well, when they were our age.”
    Alyssa Toress:i think uncle wo uld be first cousin
    Calim Gorn:Yeah pretty sure that’s first cousin
    DM:Next up is Anise and Vilar against Sythe.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, this should be an interesting match
    Hachikomaru:yeah it is
    1st cuz
    Calim Gorn:Sythe is probably gonna have some super devious plan to fuck with them
    DM:When the matchi s called Sythe seems to be nowhere to be found… though after calling his name a 3rd time… he finally appears…
    Piloting an assault Shiadar magitech armor.
    Calim Gorn:rofl
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“What is the meaning of this?!”
    “This is not a duel.”
  • Calim Gorn laughs
  • Hachikomaru chuckles.
    Calim Gorn:“Well played, Sythe. Well played.”
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“Armor is allowed. This is mine.”
    Hachikomaru:i hope they took the lit bolt materia
    Calim Gorn:Well Vilar has that badass sword
    DM:He marhces the magitech armor to the center of the arena… with Vilar and Anise giving looks to each other, like what the hell.
    Hachikomaru:“Pray!” he encourages him with a smirk"

    Alyssa Toress:man good thing he didnt get matched against suzu
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“This is a disgrace to dueling! I demand you show respect to your oponent and leave that ridiculous machine.”
    Imperion Terl:“By the rules it is legal…”
    Hachikomaru:“It’s no worse than a woman, lord Oshiro….”
  • Hachikomaru says a bit joking.
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“I’ll indulge you Daimyo Oshiro.. out of respct of course.”
    Hachikomaru:“Aww come on!”
    DM:Sythe leaves the shiadar oepning the cockpit and then closing it up stepping out with his pistol in hand, and also holding a device in hand.
    Calim Gorn:lol remote control
    Hachikomaru:“You’d better win, templar!”
    DM:Sythe holds his disc shaped device, waitng near an activation crystal…
    Calim Gorn:(whisper to Suzu) “The Daimyo may not like it, but on an actual battlefield he would have no reason to leave that Shiadar behind. Magitech makes up for physical weakness and lack of combat skill in many ways. And Sythe clearly has no shame in using it to his fullest advantage.”
    DM:Oshiro gives the signal to start the fight… Anise conjuring a set of 4 enchanted blades that seems to fly of their own f ree will andVilar throwing his blade… though Sythe triggers his device as the flying blade gets within range… it seems to nullify the swor’ds Aela temporarily causing the blade ot fall to the ground at Sythe’s feet.
    Anise… directs her summon swords at him… one of them getting a cut on him… as Sythe dodges with impressive agilty.
    Vilar also pulls his pistol deprived of his main weapon… Sythe using the heavy shiadar as cover.
    Anise sends her flying blades at him again, as he dodges and parries, now drawing a parrying blade.
    Then he yells out “Now!” as his shiadar opens fire seemingly on its own..
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Taking Anise by surprise and knocking her down and out with its owerful guns.
    Alyssa Toress:the entire arena is destroyed
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“He’s got a Di Crystal piloting that thing.”
    “He has to!”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Calim Gorn:“Quite devious.”
    DM:With the armor and his pistol he also takes down Vilar as they’re rushed for the ofuntain… Oshiro looksv ery unpleased.
    Calim Gorn:“But as I said, there are no rules on an actual battlefield.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i think i chose well”
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“Theb attle was supposed to be 2 on 1! Once again you show dishonor by using your machine as an ally!”
    Calim Gorn:“We have to be prepared for an opponent like that.”
  • Sythe Zanyz IV smirks.
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“Di Crystals aren’t people Daimyo, they’re possessions.”
    “And I am entitled to my possessions in this fight.”
  • Calim Gorn glances at Suzu and tries to gauge her reaction to the fight
    Alyssa Toress:you think a magitech armor could take down that guy that beat you tab?
    Calim Gorn:Maybe
    DM:She seems a bit scared when Anise and Vilar went down afraid they mgiht be hurt but she stays pretty quiet.
    Calim Gorn:Kaldar can probably hit hard enough to take one down though
    Alyssa Toress:wow
    Calim Gorn:Depends on how much Impervious it has
    Alyssa Toress:probably a bunch
    T builds the most broken shit
    Hachikomaru:“We still won the title, we had more wins.”
    DM:The daimyo seems extrmeely agitated, but doesn’t say anythging else.. apparently Sythe gets the last word… as he walks off a victor.
    Alyssa Toress:he complains about us
    but the shit he makes is way more broken
    Calim Gorn:Heh, Suzu and Hamidar still have their fight
    DM:Lol you realize you won most of your fights :P
    Hachikomaru:damn more?
    none shall sleep
    Alyssa Toress:you put me against a weakling on purpose :P
    DM:Suzu and Hamidar step up, the last fight…
    I didn’t but the queen did.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:She knew Hana was an easy opponent.
    Alyssa Toress:hamtaro is the guy that kills all life around him right
    Imperion Terl:“The last fight of the day.”
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    DM:Hamidar and Suzu step out, Hamidar telling Suzu to get behind him.
    Calim Gorn:Should have partnerned with him, maybe he could have vampired out Kadar’s toughness
    DM:As Verion steps forth on the other side of the arena.. another easy fight it would seem.. or at least it seems to be an even 1on1 at least.
    Alyssa Toress:i feel like hamidar is gonna be uber
    DM:The battle begins with Verion firing a blast of cold using Aela magic. which Hamidar manages to dodge.
    Calim Gorn:I still want Suzu to find herself and just uber nuke something
    DM:Hamidar responds by raisng his arm at Verion and concentrating.. and you can see Verion all ofa sudden seem as though he can’t breathe… his normal spell chanting interrupted.
    From his mouth you can see him trying to cough out a greenish gas.
    Calim Gorn:“Hm… So this is Hamidar’s power.”
    DM:Verion tries to rush with his blade but misses… as Hamidar continues to concentrate… Verion’s face getting all pale… and witha look of panic… He doesn’t exactyl yield, since he can’t talk but the Queen announces that Verion Toress yields the match, apparently afraid of what may happen if it continues.
    And Hamidar ceases whatever it is he was doing, which doesn’ts eem tob e any form of magic because he deosn’t chant or really need somatic gestures.
    Alyssa Toress:i told you bro
    that dude is nasty
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“A battle of magicians…. as usual the girl needed a protector.”
    “Well fought Hamidar, the victory is yours.”
    Alyssa Toress:man i try hard
    to get suzu to do anything
    DM:She did fire a shot or two with a shock pistol.
    Young Geralt:she gonna get mad and go Godzilla on Oshiro
    DM:Though she seemed to not be able to hit anything really.
    She’s not really a great shot.
    Imperion Terl:“Well fought, the tournament for today is ver, next week the winners shall advance, and we shall fight until one Band is eliminated.”
    Young Geralt:“Well we are half way there.”
  • Calim Gorn heads up into the stands after the last fight is over, looking for his family
    Hachikomaru:“Who will we fight? Random opponents again 2 vs 1?”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“I’m glad Hamidar is on our side.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i should be extra nice to hamidar”
    Young Geralt:in a typical bracket system those without a match should ge t abuy in round two
    Imperion Terl:“Your opponents will be selected as before, the teams shall remain the same.”
    DM:Well remembber this is kinda politcally done too, where the factions can influence it.
    Alyssa Toress:its double elimination
    DM:Like they’re probably gonna give Alyssa the bye. :P
    Young Geralt:oh, i thought it was single
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Well no the guys that are eliminated are gone.
    It’s just now the survivors on each side are matched up
    Obviously if one side has more though, they may get a bye.
    Alyssa Toress:that was the group stage
    now we are moving to sudden death
    but first we have to draw lots
    to see where we are seeded
    its 64 teams
    DM:So only sythe and kaldar remain meaning two of you will get a bye on the next round.
    Alyssa Toress:does the winner get a trophy
    like the lombardi cup
    Hachikomaru:we want the belt
    DM:well I mean there’s no one winnter, its’ the whole band that wins
    Hachikomaru:hulk hogan we commin for ya!
    DM:Since you never fight each other.
    You just have to eliminate all of Dragon bands competitiors.
    Alyssa Toress:does the winning team get a lombardi cup
    DM:So you gotta beat Kaldor and Sythe
  • Young Geralt will continue to practice tactics.. and other stuff… with viniira
  • Calim Gorn looks for the House Gorn box in the stands after the last fight is over
    DM:If you’d like I can determine your opponents now so you can plan for next time…
  • Alyssa Toress goes to see sythe
    Alyssa Toress:“wow you were great”
  • Sythe Zanyz IV smiles.
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“You too.”
    Young Geralt:Fraternizin wit the opposition
    Alyssa Toress:“i think the queen put me against hana so i would easily win”
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“If we were teamed up we could probably beat both of the bands.”
    Alyssa Toress:“politics as always”
    Calim Gorn:So who all from my family is here?
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“I wouldn’t be surprised… though even trying to fix a match doesn’t always work.. look at what happened to Verion.”
    Alyssa Toress:“hamidar is a scary guy”
    “his power is crazy”
    Hachikomaru:“So is House Ilumian.”
    Alyssa Toress:“but i think hes just really shy”
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“All the probabilites would say that a 1on1 fight between him and hamidar should have gone his way, at least as far as training.”
    Hachikomaru:“From what I hear.”
    or iluvian, however you spell it
    im tapping out drools
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“His power scares me as well, it’s the only one I don’t fully understand. Helenia tells me it’s like some kind of anti-Aela.. it’s not a real poison.. more like a sort of corrupted Aela.”
    Hachikomaru:“Hmm interesting, maybe he could teach me.”
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“If he’s announced as my next opponent tomorrow, I’llh ave to come up with something to try to shield against that, which could be difficult.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i’m glad hes on my side”
  • Sythe Zanyz IV nods.
    Alyssa Toress:“it looked very painful”
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“I hope Kaldar matches up aginst him, I feel he may a chance with his brute strength. Kaldar is the better fighter of the two.”
  • Hachikomaru goes over to hang out with the mysterious Hamidar. “Nice work.”
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“Blade to blade, I don’t elieve Hamidar can match him.”
    Alyssa Toress:“we will see”
    Hachikomaru:“How do you do that?”
  • Hachikomaru tilts his head a bit.
    Hamidar Garaz:“Do what?”
    Hachikomaru:“Whatever it is you do to aela.”
    “Is it a type of magical poison?”
    “How does ‘it’ work, your powers.”
    “Spill it.”
    Hamidar Garaz:“Apparently it’s Sheyl’s gift..”
    Young Geralt:i need to hit the sack….
  • Hamidar Garaz says that rather Sardonically.
    Young Geralt:anything i need to know before i head out?
    DM:nah I was gonna end after these conversations.
    We can roll up next weeks opponents next time anyway.
    So you’re good G.
    Hachikomaru:“Could you teach me to do something similar?”
    Hamidar Garaz:“I don’t thikn it’s something that can be taught.”
    Young Geralt:ok, i will make a new batch of penetrating ooil unless that last check makes multiple doses
    Calim Gorn:So is it just Tharian here or are any of my shithead brothers here too? lol
    Hamidar Garaz:“It’s just part of what makes me who I am.”
    Young Geralt:in case we face mr armor
    DM:Falsion Gorn showed up too… the other non-imbued ones weren’t allowed on there anyway.
    Hachikomaru:“A pity.”
    DM:heh nah, well you can spend a hero point to say ouh ave another dose.
    Also you all do get a HP for victory
    Hachikomaru:“A dog is a dog I suppose.”
    Calim Gorn:lol, no Hero Point for me
    DM:Young Geralt gains a hero point. , Alyssa Toress gains a hero point. , Hachikomaru gains a hero point. , Young Calim gains a hero point.
    Well nah defeat too
    Young Geralt:i don;t have a HP and not spending the one i just got, probaly going to need for the match
    DM:M&M gives you one regardless.
    Calim Gorn:Oh yay
    Young Geralt:i’ll just roll to make a nother
    Calim Gorn:“I apologize for the poor showing, Father, Brother. Hopefully the trip wasn’t a complete waste.”
    DM:Yeah I’l see how that works ,I think you can create it again if you use the tiemt o brew it which you should have.
    Hamidar Garaz:“I’m sorry no one is afraid of your acid anymore.”
  • Hamidar Garaz says with a rather dark humor.
    DM:heh actually that’s gonna fail.
    It’s a DC 16.
    Alyssa Toress:i’m gonna pass out
    DM:Think you should get another try at it since it wasn’t a catstrophic failure
    Young Geralt:i thought i made it with a 13 last time?
    DM:Nah, it’s always DC16.
    since it’s 10 + the point value of the enchantment
    whcih 6 ranks of penetrating is 6
    So 16.
    Grand Duke Tharian Gorn:“You fought well… You were aginst a formidable foe, and one with more years of trainng.”
    Hachikomaru:“They aren’t? Hmmm.”
    Grand Duke Tharian Gorn:“You have nothing to be ashamed of.”
    “Kaldar beats most of the members of Dragonband from what I hear, and your partner was not all that he could be.”
  • Calim Gorn seems a bit surprised to hear Tharian say something like that, he seems not used to compliments
    DM:Even Kaldar himself does come to tell you i t was a battle well fought as well after you were healed.
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, Nori isn’t as powerful or as skilled as most others, though his assistance kept me in the fight longer than I would have gone by myself.”
    Hamidar Garaz:“I’m the outcast.”
    Hachikomaru:“You are still human at least.”
    “Though an odd one.”
    Hamidar Garaz:“You don’t understand… I don’t create the poison. I am the poison.”
    Hachikomaru:“Yes, which means you should under the workings of how your power works, to better exploit it.”
    DM:There is btw a really awful smell about him.. I don’t think I mentioned that to Hacih before.
    But it makes you uncomfortable to smell it. It’s something unnatural.
    Hachikomaru:“I figured you must know something, your house isn’t full of morons.”
    Young Geralt:alright, my follow-up attempt was a 25 so i’m going to record it and head out
    that’s a success by Geralt
    Cya G
    Calim Gorn:(to Laventa) “What do you think, Sister? Can anyone in our band beat Kaldar and Sythe? I’m honestly surprised Justinia and Sefiros were defeated so easily.”
    Young Geralt:night all
    Grand Duke Tharian Gorn:“I appreciate you covering for him, but it could be seen rather plainly he doens’t have the powers of any other imbued. I’m told he’s little better than a mundane samurai.”
    Hachikomaru:“I’d assume you have some kind of anti-aela aura, that is itself aela powered. Maybe you eat it all the time, and fast.”
  • Hachikomaru sniffs at him.
    Laventa Gorn:“I was too…”
    “Gregorio seems like he’d have a chance against Kaldar… or Alyssa.”
    “Anyone goes aginst him with a blade, they’ll lose.”
  • Calim Gorn nods…
    Laventa Gorn:“As for Sythe… he’s beatable in theory…. he’s not the best, but he’s always got a plan.”
    “But you do have Hamidar… I don’t even…”
  • Laventa Gorn pauses thinking about him.
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, he seems like a big mystery to everyone.”
    “I’ve never seen that sort of power before.”
    Hamidar Garaz:“Perhaps. I’m not the mage.”
    Hachikomaru:“Well, guess I’ll have to find out.”
    Laventa Gorn:“I dont’ think anyone has, except maybe the archmagi… the archmagi even seemed interested in it, so it could be new to them too.”
    Calim Gorn:(to Tharian) “Nori is still a better combatant at least than the girl Suzu. I just know she has to have some sort of hidden talent or aptitude that she hasn’t tapped into yet… But all our attempts to bring it out have failed so far. It’s frustrating to not see her live up to her potential.”
    Grand Duke Tharian Gorn:“Some imbued juist dont’ have much innate potential… I’m not sure what that girls talkents may be if any.”
    Laventa Gorn:"She seemed good with magitech from what I heard from Alyssa… but I odn’t think she tries because of her family. "
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Grand Duke Tharian Gorn:“Perhaps you just need to put her in the cockpit of a magitech armor.”
    “Doesn’t matter how small she is then.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, an interesting idea… She seemed rather frightened of Sythe’s armor, but if she were the one in control, then maybe…”
    Hamidar Garaz:“You may not like what you find.”
    Laventa Gorn:“Well the armor was tearing through her bandmates with its weapons.”
    “Justy’s sister is really good with magitech, maybe you should introduce Suzu to her.”
    “She should be about her age….”
    Calim Gorn:“Oh? That might be a good idea… I was thinking of inviting her to one of the guild workshops that Mother oversees too.”
    Laventa Gorn:“Yeah that could work too.. I think she just needs to see that it’s okay for a girl to do that sort of thing.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Laventa Gorn:“Undo some of the programming. Of course she’s probably afraid to disgrace her family too.”
    “Anise says they keep telling her she’s wrong for training, and she doens’t have to stand out, she’s to just get through training and go back home to be a proper girl.”
    “They just have her there as a political token.,.. if they didn’t send her, it’d been insult to their daimyo.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, and she goes back home every time we go on break… We need to invite her out somewhere instead and try to deprogram her a little.”
    Laventa Gorn:“Yeah, she needs to take a trip to Rahseld or Ronen, even just seeing our home might be good for her.”
    Calim Gorn:“Too bad it’s Oshiro that owes me a favor instead of her daimyo, otherwise I could work that angle…”
    Laventa Gorn:“It’s not the best tourist trip, but… it’ll at lesat show her other ways. But if you want I can talk to Justy about maybe having a gathering to get her and Justy’s sister Sayuri together.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, that sounds like a good start.”
    Laventa Gorn:“Well you could always transfer the favor I suppose.”
    “A favor from Oshiro is a valuable thing.”
    Calim Gorn:“Oh? Can one do that in Makoro?”
    Laventa Gorn:“Her parents will be eager to deal no doubt.”
    “I think… you’d have to ask Hachi or Masaru….”
    “I owuldn’t ask Hana.. she’s pretty bitter about what happened.”
  • Calim Gorn chuckles
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, I’ve learned not to take her advice on most things… Too bad Hachi hasn’t yet.”
  • Laventa Gorn nods.
    Grand Duke Tharian Gorn:“Hana is a terrible role model for anyone.. what a terrible daughter to have.”
    “I am glad none of my children turned out like her.”
  • Calim Gorn laughs
    Calim Gorn:“So am I.”
    (Guess that’s a good spot to wrap up for now)
    DM:yeah heh
Session 8 Log

its your boy cheese
Alyssa Toress:holy shit
did you see that hail mary play from central michigan today?
don’t realyl wtch college at all.
Alyssa Toress:i dont either
but it was a nutso play
Alyssa Toress:hi
Tabris:Hey Sef
Alyssa Toress:did you survive the hurricane
Tabris:No that’s his ghost
Sefiros:nah i had to upload my consciousness into tabs laptop
Alyssa Toress:thats rough
Sefiros:im always hot tho for some reason
and all i can think about is anime
Alyssa Toress:maybe try redoing the thermal paste
Tabris:Yeah see if you can make my processor any faster while you’re in there
Sefiros:im suddenly attracted to muscular dudes too for some reason….
Tabris:No idea on that one
Sefiros:should have used bleachbit like hillary tab
or a hammer
Alyssa Toress:should have run a dod dban wipe
DM:lol what? Tab have some porn on there regarding that?
Alyssa Toress:no
Sefiros:haha nah just teasing him
Alyssa Toress:sef is being an ass
Yeah there wasn’t any porn on that thing anyway, I took my hard drive out of it and swapped in a blank one
Or well as blank as it was from the person I bought it from
Maybe they had some of their porn on it
Sefiros:meh i dont care anyways, you were nice enough to give it to me
i wasnt trying to dox him or something
i aint that big of a dick
not sure, it all got copied over with my roms and shit anyways
didnt have enough space tho
lost bunch of my 2e D&D books
Alyssa Toress:yeah i am hard up for space
only got like… 8 TB of drive space
its rough
Sefiros:you’re a digital hoarder tho
Alyssa Toress:its a collection
not a hoard
these are museum grade
Sefiros:rare pepe collection
Alyssa Toress:when i build my new comp i think i am gonna go for something like.. 12 TB
64 gb of ram
Sefiros:any word from G?
Tabris:Not yet
He said he’d be here the other night though
Alyssa Toress:do you guys ever think man pathfinder is fun to play
Sefiros:yeah i talked to him earlier today he said he would be here
Alyssa Toress:you excited for football sef?
Sefiros:sure when i was critting stuff for triple digits in Gs game
so so i guess, i havent kept up with football as much last year or so as i normally do
interest will prolly be determined by how my teams start
tho i watch college, which i dont think yall yanks care for
its kind of the opposite in the south, college is big, and nfl not so much
tho i do like the nfl, its just my team is like perrenial shit
Alyssa Toress:did you see that crazy hail mary today
from cmu
Sefiros:nah like even when i do watch football, its pretty much just falcons/bulldogs
aint a general football type
Alyssa Toress:
Sefiros:like the vikings some, since im of norse heritage
Alyssa Toress:its a totally crazy play
Sefiros:bout it besides my teams
Alyssa Toress:i am sure the falcons will do fine
or maybe not
who knows
Sefiros:we got shanahan who i aint a fan of, but guess we’ll see
i do know we got the best mascot in college at least
Alyssa Toress:really
Sefiros:hey our mascott literally tried to maul the other teams player once
looks likes he was goin for the nards too
Sefiros:that was during touchdown celebration too which is what made it so funny
he was all dancing, and the dawg was like nah bro, fuck that shit…..rawr
Sefiros:we had a great announcer too in larry munson rip
“We just stepped on their face with a hobnail boot and broke their nose!”
lol he’d say some crazy shit when he got excited like JR from wrestling or something, would crack me up
Tabris:Got message from G, he’s on his way
DM:k I’m just gonna grab somethingb to drink then.
will brb
Garrion:howdy all
Tabris:Hey G
Young Geralt:so what’s on the menu for tonight?
Tabris:I have pizza
T said he was gonna get a drink and then I assume we’ll get started
Sefiros:liquor and whores
its all thats ever on the menu
DM:yep. I’m back
Ts theme song
DM:heh I don’t really drink all that often a ctually
I’m just drinking water now :P
Anyway… remember last you left off you were at Thunderheart, home of the Wolfheart clan, and part of a gathering of imbued there meant to show strength and solidary of the epire, after the devastating attacks on Thunderheart by the earth demons earlier this year…
Sefiros:did we get any formal discipline or just the chewing out from Terl?
DM:You had followed Masaru into the forest who was apparently trying to prove himself by killing an earth demon solo, though he was instead captured by mana-eating plants.
Alyssa Toress:water owns
and i stayed behind to try to steal the land from the yt natives
Young Geralt:yeah, what a bitch
Alyssa Toress:its okay geralt
i decided to give that up
DM:Where you managed to rescue him thouhgh you were apparently discovered by the rest of the Imbued, Taesian Stormblood being the one who found you, and you make your way back to Thunderheart where Imperion Terl does want to talk with you.
Calim Gorn:lol, this should be good
Hachikomaru:if only i had a nodachi…

  • Young Geralt pads his backside with charmin
    Hachikomaru:I’ll use the Sephiroth DMW on Taesian for octoslash
    DM:Terl first turns towards Baelis Sunborn…
    Hachikomaru:damn slot machine mechanics
    sorry, I’ll get serious now
    Imperion Terl:“You were charged with watching after Masaru, and yet even this simple task was beyond you.. instead you chose to get drunk… What a disgrace to the templar.”
  • Imperion Terl shakes his head.
    Imperion Terl:“Maybe you think if you screw up enough we’ll just kick you out and you can go get some comfortable guild job at a brewery…”
    Calim Gorn:(Is Masaru with us for this?)
    Imperion Terl:“But nobody leaves the Templar Baelis, even a screw-up like you… instead we’re just going to work you harder. You’re going to be so tired from your next year of training…”
    DM:Yeah masaru is there too
    Imperion Terl:“You won’t have the strength left to lift a bottle of beer!”
  • Imperion Terl turns towards Masaru.
    Imperion Terl:“And as for you…”
    “Sneaking off to play hero… thinking you’re going to prove you’re such a great warrior when you go take down an earth demon yourself.”
    “You’re lucky Baelis at least went to your bandmates, or you’d be dead right now.”
    “You’d be feeding a plant… and how much honor is there in that?!”
    Masaru Oshiro:“I was attacked as I slept, it was a -”
    DM:Terl whacks Masaru on the side of the head with his gauntlet.
    Imperion Terl:“You were reckless and you were foolish!”
  • Imperion Terl shakes his head in disgust.
    Imperion Terl:“We trained you better than this.”
    DM:He then turns towards the rest of you.
    Hachikomaru:“Attitude reflects leadership, Imperion.”
  • Calim Gorn stands at attention calmly, waiting for his turn to get chewed out
  • Hachikomaru tries to stand up a smidge for the poor guy.
  • Imperion Terl looks towards Hachi.
    Imperion Terl:“You have something to say?”
    Hachikomaru:“No sir.” he bows
    “My apologies.”
  • Imperion Terl continues as he addresses your group.
    Imperion Terl:“While I am glad that you pulled your bandmate out of the jaws of death. I am curious why you didn’t inform one of the fully trained knights of the empire that he was missing.”
    Calim Gorn:Hmmmm
    Young Geralt:“I don;t think we really expected him to be that far out. Hachi was tracking his trail and we just lost track of the distance. By the time we realized, it was too far to turn back.”
  • Calim Gorn nods, “We also had no way of knowing he was in grave danger, only that he’d gone missing. We did not think the situation warranted a full blown emergency search party at the time.”
    Young Geralt:“I thought he had just wondered off to hide someplace.”
    Calim Gorn:“Masaru is a mighty warrior and has proven himself many times. We did not anticipate him to be in any great peril.”
    “I imagine if he hadn’t been ambushed in his sleep then there would have been no need for us to go out at all.”
  • Calim Gorn tries to bullshit Terl to help Masaru save face
    Imperion Terl:(heh I’ll give you a deceptoon check on that one)
    Alyssa Toress:i bet terl doesnt put up with that bullshit at all
  • Hachikomaru seems a tad surprised at Calim.
    Calim Gorn:lol nat 20
    DM:heh wow.. that mgiht actually get him.
    Imperion Terl:“No disciplinary action will be necessary for your group at this time.”
    “You’re all dismissed… as for you Masaru, you’re going to be sent back to Makoro on the first airship.”
    “And your father will be informed of this incident.”
    Calim Gorn:Heh, well so much for helping him save face
    Imperion Terl:"you’re all dismissed. "
  • Calim Gorn bows to Terl and leaves
  • Hachikomaru ponders a moment.
    Hachikomaru:“You have quite the skilled tongue Lord Gorn.”
  • Calim Gorn smirks a little
    Calim Gorn:“One has to learn such things in the noble houses of Rahseld.”
    DM:Yeah even Masaru seemed to buy his lie.. and was kinda shocked he said that.. heh.. though Masaur at the moment is pretty humiliated and leaves pretty quickly, still weak from having his mana drained too.
  • Hachikomaru watches as he leaves.
    Hachikomaru:“His father will not be happy…”
    DM:As Terl leaves, Laventa Gorn also enters the tent as well quickly heading over to Calim and giving him a hug.
    Calim Gorn:“Yes… Ah, sister.”
    Laventa Gorn:“I’m so glad you’re okay.”
  • Calim Gorn hugs her back
    Calim Gorn:“Sorry to have worried you.”
  • Hachikomaru looks on, as if observing wild game.
    Laventa Gorn:“You should have come get me, it’s dangerous in these lands.”
    “Taesian could have found him a lot easier. This is his home.”
    Hachikomaru:“I hear there is a massive beast that roams these woods.”
    Calim Gorn:“Baelis did not wish us to make a big fuss, it would have compromised his position. Though I guess that ended up happening anyway.”
    Hachikomaru:“It would seem, he would owe us a favor now as well.”
    “If required at some time.”
    “Though I believe all he could likely provide is inebriation.”
    Calim Gorn:“I’m not sure he’d be much good for anything other than liquor.”
    Laventa Gorn:“Baelis isn’t reliable… he really doesn’t know what he’s doing.. you shouldn’t let him g et you into trouble.”
  • Hachikomaru nods with a slight smirk.
    Calim Gorn:“Don’t worry, sister. We’ll try not to let anything like this happen again.”
    Hachikomaru:“Is Hana Makenki here with you in Thunderheart Lady Laventa?”
    Laventa Gorn:“I’m just glad you weren’t hurt.. when I heard that message from you… I almost panicked…”
  • Calim Gorn smiles a little sheepishly… “My apologies… Though I appreciate your concern.”
    Calim Gorn:“I guess I panicked a little myself.”
    Laventa Gorn:“Yeah though I haven’t seen much of Hana… I don’t even want to think of what she might be up to…”
  • Young Geralt rolls his eyes with all the gushing and fretting
    Young Geralt:“Well it look s like we are done here so I’m going to bed.”
  • Hachikomaru nods.
    Laventa Gorn:“Yeah I guess you should all get some sleep, you were up all night.”
  • Hachikomaru bows to the lady, and exits the tent.
  • Laventa Gorn nods to Calim a bit.
    Laventa Gorn:“We’ll talk later after you’ve got some rest.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Calim Gorn:“Rest will be nice… I may not need sleep, but apparently my body still gets fatigued if I push myself.”
  • Calim Gorn bids Laventa farewell for now and leaves
    DM:You’re all quite tired and get some sleep back at your tent… I am gonna have Sef make a percpetion check… btw Sef do youhave danger sense?
    Calim Gorn:Oh dear
    Hachikomaru:yeah olfactory it says
    DM:Oh yeah it looks like you do.
    Okay you can roll on that as well…
    Hachikomaru:what do i roll for danger sense?
    Alyssa Toress:i am not there right
    DM:Nah you’re in separate quarters
    You got your own well guarded place to be Herlock heh.
    Alyssa Toress:i thought i was staying on an airship
    in a nearby city
    DM:Oh yeah, that’s right you were basically staying with Sythe and trying to do minimal actual work heh.
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    DM:heh okay.
    Calim Gorn:Damn princesses
    Hachikomaru:what does danger sense actually do? i just took it for fluff, no clue how it works
    DM:Anyway… Hachi is in his own tent and quarters and is alerted to an awake state by an unknown scent…
    Calim Gorn:Heh, it’s supposed to be like a sixth sense warning you of impending danger
    Hachikomaru:i meant mechanically
    i know its spidey sense fluff wise, whats it do mechanically
    Calim Gorn:I think basically what’s happening right now
    Hachikomaru:well i just meant T said “I can roll on that as well”
    Young Geralt:give you a perception check before it is too late
    Hachikomaru:so what do i roll heh
    DM:He can see a red haired girl, about probably 14 or so, dressed in tribal clothes.. she carries a knife in her hand and was approaching Hachi, she’s about 5 feet or so.. and seems to be trying to move stealthily.
    What do you wnat to do?
    Hachikomaru:what is her scent like?
    pleasant, horrible homeless
    Young Geralt:don;t eat her, she is probably just bringing you a gift… like wolverine stabbing Rogue
    DM:heh… well she smelsl like one of the tribal people.
    Calim Gorn:(It’s this universe’s version of Katai)
    DM:You don’t have analytical scent anyway, so you probably wouldn’t be able to detect a werewolf necessarily.
    Since your smell detected her, you could probably try to get her by surprise by not opening your eyes and just attacking, isncce you’ve got accurate scent.
    Assuming you wanted to try to gain the advantage, since she probably seems to think you’re asleep right now.
    Hachikomaru:“Come to slay a monster?”
    “Is that knife made of silver?”
    DM:She jumps back a bit as you speak.
    Red-haired Girl:“Does it have to be?”
    DM:She does have some bbravery in her, not immediately turning and running as one might expect.
    Hachikomaru:""I hear the wolf kind of your lands are supceptible to it."
    “But I am no wolf.”
    “Distant kin perhaps…..”
    “Or more like a king among wild peasants….”
    Red-haired Girl:“They say you’re not human.”
    Hachikomaru:“And Geralt tells me there are many humans who are monsters.”
    “Are you one of them?”
    Red-haired Girl:“I’ve been told I’m fierce.”
    Hachikomaru:“Bold as well.”
    Red-haired Girl:“Some of the wolfheart were afraid of you.. I said I wasn’t.”
    Hachikomaru:“When was the last time you bathed?”
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Red-haired Girl glares at you.
    Young Geralt:((I’m not sure Geralt quite has that perspective yet in his youth. Don;t recall if i said that IC or not.))
    Hachikomaru:“I mean no offense, it’s just I think I smell those clothes more than you.”
    its just a humorous nod
    you and herlock joking
    Red-haired Girl:“I don’t think you’re a monster.. I think. they’re scared of nothing.”
    Hachikomaru:“I see.”
    “I wonder who’s right.”
  • Hachikomaru looks her over for any fresh wounds.
    Red-haired Girl:“Well since you woke up, I guess your secret is safe for now.”
  • Hachikomaru sits up on his knees in Mokoro fashion.
    DM:She doesn’t really seem to have any battle wounds, though there are a few bruises and sccrapes here and there, she’s defintely not the typical girly type of girl. she’s had her share of hard work, or adventure.
    Hachikomaru:“Please, sit. Forgive my rudeness.”
    “I won’t bite.”
  • Red-haired Girl sits down slowly.
    Red-haired Girl:“I bet I could bite harder anyway.”
    Hachikomaru:“I doubt that.”
    “Where did you get those bruises and scratches?”
    Red-haired Girl:“Depends on which one you’re asking about. I’ll tell about em, if you tell me where you got that pelt.”
    (She looks at your fluff when she says that)
    Hachikomaru:“From my parents.”
  • Hachikomaru swishes it and then curls it around his feet like a rug.
    Red-haired Girl:“I’m guessing it came from a winter bear. I’ve heard they can get really big.”
  • Hachikomaru points to a fresh looking scratch on her person.
    Hachikomaru:“And yours?”
    Red-haired Girl:“That one… got hit by a stick while sparring.”
    Hachikomaru:“It’s unclean. You should wash your wounds.”
  • Hachikomaru grabs her arm gently and licks the scratch, and then releases her like it’s no big deal.
  • Red-haired Girl is startled as you lick her, that taking her by surprise.
    Red-haired Girl:“I dohn’t know where you’re from, but around here the boys ask before licking a girl.”
    Hachikomaru:“My apologies.”
    “I meant no offense.”
    Young Geralt:((That is nasty dude… that mouth is nasty after all I’m sure you just licked your ass not too long ago.))
    Red-haired Girl:(lol)
    Hachikomaru:he’s a dog remember
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah or his balls)
    Hachikomaru:ie licking wounds
    i considered giving him an actual power haha
    Young Geralt:lol, yeah i get the reference, that why i’m joing with you about it
    Hachikomaru:hmm i forgot if i took treatment, i meant to if not anyways
    for first aid at least
    but doubt she actually needs first aid check so i wont bother
    “I am Hachikomaru.”
    “Forgive me, how rude to not introduce myself.”
    Red-haired Girl:“Yeah you don’t even tell me your name and you’re already trying to lick me.”
  • Hachikomaru seems a bit clueless as usual.
  • Red-haired Girl shakes her head.
    Hachikomaru:“It isn’t from a winter bear.”
    “It’s from a…..”
    Red-haired Girl:“If you didn’t look like you were from Makoro… I’d think you must be from the Minotaur clan.”
  • Hachikomaru thinks for a minute.
  • Hachikomaru gets distracted before he finishes his train of thought.
    Hachikomaru:“The Minotaur clan? Why so?”
    “Do they lick their wounds as well?”
    Red-haired Girl:“Their boys have a reputation for being aggressive enough to try something like that.”
    Hachikomaru:“Tending their wounds is considered aggressive? Strange.”
    Red-haired Girl:“Guess Makoro does have some weird customs.”
    “Don’t they teach you anything at training?”
    Hachikomaru:“Yes, many things, some more useful than others.”
    “Go on then….”
  • Hachikomaru unfurls his tail across her lap.
  • Red-haired Girl seems a bit surprised.
    Hachikomaru:“I’m afraid I’m attached to it quite a bit, so you can’t have it.” he says a bit sarcastically
    Red-haired Girl:“Wait you know why I’m here?”
    “You could hear me that far away?”
  • Hachikomaru raises his brow.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Red-haired Girl:“Or can you hear people’s thoughts like Taesian?”
  • Hachikomaru retracts his tail.
  • Hachikomaru shakes his head.
    Hachikomaru:“No, but my hearing is as good as any dog’s.”
    “Well better perhaps.”
    “Your scent woke me.”
    “So whatever you were planning is safe from me.”
    “I presume you meant to claim a piece of my hide with that knife.”
    Red-haired Girl:“Nah, just going to get some fur from your pelt.”
    “Show everyone it’s just from the winter bear and they’re stupid for being afraid of you.”
    Hachikomaru:“I see.”
    ""How large are these winter bears?"
    Red-haired Girl:“Everyone else was too afraid to come in here, but I said I would, even some of the wereolves were afraid.”
    Hachikomaru:“Ah yes the werewolves, that was the word I was looking for.”
    Red-haired Girl:“I’ve never seen a winter bear they just live in Tinigath, where it’s raelly cold.”
    Hachikomaru:“I’ve heard of The Great Wolf spirit.”
    Red-haired Girl:“They say they’re big and white like that.”
    Hachikomaru:“The origin of your clan, I believe I heard once.”
    “He possessed some great warrior or some such, isn’t that how the story goes?”
  • Red-haired Girl nods.
    Red-haired Girl:“That’s what they say.”
    Hachikomaru:“My uncle says its more likely one of my ancestors came into the belly of one of your women, whatever that means.”
    Red-haired Girl:“Oh so you think you’re the great wolf spirit then?”
  • Red-haired Girl looks at you skeptically.
  • Hachikomaru shakes his head.
    Hachikomaru:“No, it’s just something my uncle teased me with.”
    “I would never be associated with a wolf.”
    “A wolf is a wild beast.”
    “I am civilized.”
    “Or tamed as my cousin teases.”
    Red-haired Girl:“I hear that a lot.”
    “That’s how Taesian says most of the people of Rahseld think of us.”
  • Hachikomaru shakes his head.
    Hachikomaru:“I mean no offense girl.”
    Red-haired Girl:“We’ve got more loyalty than any of your ‘civilied people’”
    Hachikomaru:“The dog serves faithfully and loyally, is a friend, a protector. That was what my father said.”
    “While the wolf runs wild.”
    Red-haired Girl:“Some people say they eat dogs over in Makoro.”
  • Hachikomaru curls his lip a bit.
    Red-haired Girl:“Anyway… I’m going to get going…”
    Hachikomaru:“In Sadai-Taiyou, they do indeed.”
    Red-haired Girl:“It’s pretty clear I’m not going to get my bear fur…”
    “So your secret will have to stay for at least one more night…”
    Hachikomaru:“Very well.”
  • Hachikomaru stands up.
    Hachikomaru:“Come with me.”
  • Red-haired Girl looks at you suspiciously.
    Hachikomaru:“Well, I need somewhere I can eat you without anyone spotting us.”
    “I can’t send the whole village into a panic.”
    Red-haired Girl:“You already licked me… I’m not going to let you do any more.”
    Young Geralt:damn hachi is forward… already offering to eat her
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Red-haired Girl:“Your tricks aren’t going to work on me… we may not be civilized but we’re not stupid.”
    Red-haired Girl:“I’m not letting you take me back to Makoro as a slave.”
    Hachikomaru:“A dog will die for you, but never lie to you.”
    Calim Gorn:(Hachi needs someone from Dragon Band who’s figured out how to be pervy and dirty to educate him on all the innuendo he keeps missing)
    Hachikomaru:well he’s a little more immature than yall
    he aint hit puberty yet like yall
    plus he’s got hanna to sabotage him and mess with him
    Red-haired Girl:“If a wolf can lie, so can a dog. You just don’t do it as well as a fox can.. that’s why you’re always hunting them.”
    Hachikomaru:“Yes, I do hunt one quite often.”
    “She’s here with us, up to no good likely.”
    “Have you seen her?”
  • Hachikomaru describes Hana.
    Young Geralt:((but will he take a grenade for ya, oh-wa-wa?))
    Hachikomaru:“She probbaly sent you here now that I think about it.”
    Red-haired Girl:“I came here on my own. I wasn’t tricked by some girl from Makoro.”
  • Red-haired Girl looks annoyed.
    Red-haired Girl:“Anyway, you’re just going to find someone else to lick and enslave.”
    Hachikomaru:“Someone better smelling I hope!”
  • Hachikomaru says with a flash of childish anger.
    Red-haired Girl:“I’m the best smelling girl in Thunderheart!”
    “All the werewolves say so, and they’ve got a better nose than you do.”
    “It must be dull if they can stand to be around you!”
    Red-haired Girl:“You go around and ask em… they’ll all tell you Khorra Briarwood is the best smelling girl in all of Thunderheart.”
    Hachikomaru:“The best smelling person here is like a corpse in a lichyard where I’m from!”
    “How many times do you bath, only before burial!”
    Red-haired Girl:(I’ll give you an intimidate roll to see how your taunts are getting to her)
    Calim Gorn:lol nice
    You’re going to turn her into one of those hypochondriacs who washes their hands 20 times a day
  • Red-haired Girl gives you an angry look.
    Hachikomaru:“Go find a stream! And then we can talk more!”
    Red-haired Girl:“What do you know? You can’t even smell me from where you are.”
    Hachikomaru:""I would eat you, if there were more meat on you!"
    “Though I suppose a nice bone is always welcome to a dog.”
  • Hachikomaru storms out of his tent.
  • Red-haired Girl seems surprised as you storm out of your own tent.
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Hachikomaru heads for the woods.
    DM:heh okay… you head into the woods.
    Alright gonna fast forward a bit then…. since that scene is over.
    Hachikomaru:I’ll see if she takes the bait and follows
    DM:Nah she doesn’t seem to follow.. but when you r eturn you do smell she’s rubbed some of her scent over some of your things.
    Apparently annoyed you called her smelly.
    Calim Gorn:rofl
    DM:She took the opportunity to spread some her scent onto some of your belongings.
    Hachikomaru:toe jam on my bedroll
    DM:Anyway.. fast forwarding…
    Hachikomaru:actually I’ll go sniff out hana
    since he thinks she sent this girl to aggravate me
    Young Geralt:achi has a new girlfriend… first they quarrel then they make…. up
    Calim Gorn:Indeed
    DM:Hana doesn’t seem to be around oddly enough… or at least you can’t get a fix on her scent anywy…
  • Hachikomaru swears some to himself, cursing his cousin, then finally goes back to his tent and wrinkles his noce.
    DM:The next few weeks pass fairly quickly without any major incidents… you do g et some time to talk to Oren Wolfheart and meet some of his family as he introduces himself to you.
    All of the men find some admirers, though Hachi probably with the least female admiriers as they seem to be pretty scared of him, perhaps his odd scent…
    But Geralt and Calim definteyl attract the attention of some of the wolfheart girls, some a bit more foreward than others.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Calim does work out some extra security on his tent to prevent such intrusions…
    Calim Gorn:Yeah wouldn’t do to have Laventa nuking the village
    Hachikomaru:is there any plan for a big feast or anything?
    DM:Unless ther’es anything specifc anyone wants to do I was gonna skip ahead.
    Yeah there’s a big feast at the end.
    Hachikomaru:yeah i have something in mind
    DM:Okay what did you wnt to do?
    Alyssa Toress:lets skip to pl 8
    Hachikomaru:I want to go snag a dear or something, and bring it back
  • Calim Gorn politely turns down any advances towards him and otherwise does his part to pitch in with helping around the village
    Hachikomaru:or several
    Young Geralt:nothing specific
    Hachikomaru:and bring it back in my true form, im tired of all these people giving me looks, so im gonna just come back with a big score of food in beast mode and present it to em, to settle this shit once and for all
    DM:heh okay, yeah Sef can bring in a deer. Hopefully one hunted in human form nd not dripping with acidic dog drool :P
    oh okay, you are coming back in your true form?
    Hachikomaru:yeah lol
    DM:That may cauase quite a bit of panic… I mean espcecialyl from the magitech soldiers and such that are stationed around
    Calim Gorn:And thus the local deer population was decimated and the village starved
    DM:They do got guild of swords mercs there too.
    Hachikomaru:well he’ll just fly down into the middle of the village with like a deer in his mouth, and then turn into his human form
    aint gonna approach from the woods stomping like godzilla, i’ll descent like the wolf spirit or some shit
    DM:The thing creates a big spectacle as one of the airships spots you, and the wolfheart at first are rather starteld by hte appearance…. not sure what it is… (given their people were slaughtered wthih the last year, they’re not exacltty the most trusting anymore)…
    well he does look rather wolf like
    DM:A few pandoran magitech armors leap off the airship, landing to try to surround you as you transform back… and everyone breathes a sigh of relief.,.. there si a moment when everyone seems to go into a panic though…
    Hachikomaru:as opposed to a pit bull
    winter bear my ass…..
    DM:It does create quite a stir for the remainder of your time there heh… Though it also leads to Imperion Terl giving you a stern talking to abbout startling the wolfheart with some kind of crazy stunt.
    Hachikomaru:guess the imperon isnt intimidated
    and still scolds me
    DM:lol yeah, he knows what you can do from trainng, it’ kinda hard to intimidate him.
    Hachikomaru:yeah was trying to avoid another of his fits
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:He’s all like “I know this fucker is PL 7.” ::P
    Hachikomaru:calim did successfully
    DM:Well Calim lied to him.
    Hachikomaru:i know just jokin
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I didn’t intimidate him I just bluffed him lol
    Hachikomaru:yeah yeah i heard ya, i was just goofin
    DM:Alright.. so ther est of the time passes pretty quickly, and ends with a great feast with mroe speechmaking and claims of solidariy from the empire. For those with politcal knowledge there’s also news of a ttempts at backroom deals for mining rights to the mines of the various clans.
    Calim Gorn:I can’t imagine who would do such a thing
    Alyssa Toress:yeah i dunno
    DM:Though little comes of it as far as you know.
    And it’s mostly seen as attempts to profit at the clans misfortune.
    And there’s the usual attempt by Saveron to try to get the clans to unite under his leadership and protection.
    Which none of the clan chieftains seem interested in.
    When it’s time to go “home” you do get an offer from Meerin of the Hydra, cheiftain of the hydra clan to come to vist some of the Hydra clan lands… and see some of Geralt’s lands since you’re in the area anyway..
    Also there is a message from Daimyo Oshiro that he’d like to see Geralt, Calim and Hachi. So you could also take one of the airships back form Makoro to visit him first.
    Calim Gorn:Oh lord
    Young Geralt:he can get his ass out and come see us… jeesh ;)
    DM:Also Sythe and Alyssa’s airship trip is interrupted on multiple occasions by Hana trying to barge in or otherwise cause trouble. Including faked magitech transmissions and stink bomb attempts on Sythe…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:i will politely ask her to leave me alone
    DM:So did you wnt to go visit Daimyo Oshiro or you gonna turn down his invitation?
    Calim Gorn:“Why does the Daimyo want to see us?”
    DM:Someone with knowledge politcs or makoro knowledge can make a roll to try to figure out wwhy he’d wnat to see you.
    Or at least venture a guess
    Calim Gorn:Nat 20 again
    Hana Makenki:“Hey princess…. I’m not going to let him have you without a fight!”
    DM:Basically Calim figures because it’s beasue he owes you guys a favor for saving the life of his son. In Makoro, if you save a daimyo’s son, it’s customary to reward them in some way, usually with immediate gifts, or something with a favor dowwn the line.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, this should be interesting…
    DM:Especialyl not rewarding imbued with a favor would be seen as a insult to your respective families and highly disrespectful.
    Hachikomaru:well he’s my thronehold so i’ll go see him regardless
    if hes summoned me
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’ll go see him, I’m just trying to think of what I should ask for as a favor
    DM:Technically btw how Makoro works… the thronehold position doesn’t have any official power over you. Like you’re not technically his vaassals, the daimyos are actually independent, but since he is in on the council of imbuing… he has more power than the others, so it is still someone you want to keep happy.
    Since he’s the only one from Makoro with a vote on who gets imbued.
    Hachikomaru:i know but im old fashioned
    and respectful
    DM:heh okay.
    Alyssa Toress:ask for a katana
    Hachikomaru:a bar of never ending soap to ship back to thunderheart
    and a crate of perfume
    DM:So Calim and Hachi going, but Geralt not going?
    Hachikomaru:shampoo and conditioner
    well i wouldnt mind stopping by for geralts sake, but if its like an official summon
    prolly best to respond in time
    than dick around
    for me anyways
    Young Geralt:i’m going
    will go home after
    Hachikomaru:what about we just take one ship to the hydra lands
    spend the night and drop off geralt
    then head to mokoro
    same direction anyways right?
    Calim Gorn:Heh, well Geralt is wanting to go see Oshiro too apparently
    Hachikomaru:ah ok
    DM:oky.. you arrive at Oshiro’s castle by airship .. it’s a rather large japanese style castle, without any modern magitech, still staying very traditional… Masaru himself greets you at the door… greeting you with traditinoal Makoro pleasantries and giving you thanks ofr saving him. You get the feeling his father probably forced him to do this.. so he’s kinda humiliated to have to greet you and lead you ihn.
    Hachikomaru:i forgot he was invited too
    Young Geralt:yeah, i was summoned too
    Hachikomaru:yeah my bad
    DM:Though he manages to do so without any rudeness, though those of you with any degree of insight can tell he’s pretty humiliated by the whole affair.
  • Hachikomaru bows politely to him.
    Young Geralt:did Hachi ever tell us about the conversation with dad?
    Hachikomaru:“It is good to see you again Lord Oshiro.”
    eh what convo?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’m pretty sure he did
    When his father came to Aylanae and bitched him out and said he was gonna set up the tournament thing
    Hachikomaru:ah yeah
    Calim Gorn:Viniira or somebody was listening in on that too
    Hachikomaru:i assumed everyone knew that
    DM:The castle is decorated wtih various artwork depicting Oshiro victories, as well as ornamental swords and such.
    Hachikomaru:if not yeah sure i told ya then
  • Young Geralt is cordial to Masaru, understanding part of the reason for his behaviour.
  • Calim Gorn is also polite and does his best not to exasperate things
    DM:As well as samurai helmets, armors on racks, etc… much history here.. you’re finally led into the daimyo’s throne room whgere Daimyo Takashi Oshiro sits on his throne. a pair of women sitting on the floor on either side of him, likely some of his concubines.
    Hachikomaru:“You were at least spared the misery of Thunderheart.”
  • Hachikomaru says trying to lighten the mood.
    DM:Masaru isp retty quiet about the whole thing, not really saying anything out of place and just sticking to typical Makoro courtesies.
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“Greetings Hachikomaru Inuyama, Calim Gorn and Geralt of the Hydra.”
  • Hachikomaru bows deeply, like he does with the Queen.
  • Calim Gorn bows as well
    Hachikomaru:“My lord.”
    Young Geralt:“Grettings to you Lord Oshiro.”
    Calim Gorn:“Greetings Daimyo Oshiro. We thank you for your hospitality.”
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“I have called you here because you saved my son Masaru from a most dishonorable death.”
    Hachikomaru:“We are honored to be recieved by you Daimyo.”
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“As such I reward you.. I have prepared in the next room a display of gifts for you to choose… they include some fine katanas made by our best smiths. Some of our best bows… as well as works of art… in addition I have provided some slave girls that you may select.”
  • Hachikomaru raises a brow.
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“Take your pick from the next room and that object shall be yours.”
  • Calim Gorn raises an eyebrow as well…
    Calim Gorn:“That’s… very generous of you, Daimyo.”
  • Hachikomaru bows in gratitude. “Thank you my lord.”
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“Masaru show them to the room.”
  • Hachikomaru folds his arms into the sleeves of his kimono across his chest as he follows behind.
    Calim Gorn:“I hope this does not come across as forward of me, great Daimyo. But from what I understand of your customs, we are also allowed to ask a favor of you instead of these gifts. Is that not correct?”
  • Hachikomaru glances out of the corner of his eye to Calim.
  • Daimyo Takashi Oshiro pauses a moment…
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“Yes this is true. But you should first look over the treasures I offer…. in fact, since you have rescued oneo f my imbued sons, I shall impart not one but two treasures of your choice.”
    “For those Masaru has been a disappointment to me, his imbuing is a blessing from Sheyl and considered quite a valuable thing to the rest of the empire.”
    Hachikomaru:well i always wanted a threesome…..
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:thats a private joke for T :-p
    DM:Masaru leads you off to the next room.. where you can select from what’s being offered….
  • Hachikomaru glances around the room out of curiousity more than anything.
    DM:It seems that there are some rather intriguign objects there..
  • Calim Gorn does the same, though he seems somewhat disinterested…
    DM:For those interested in wealth there are silver and gold cups, addorned with gems and filled with gold coins.
  • Hachikomaru goes and looks at the artwork.
    DM:There are also katanas made by renowned smiths.. hachi can recognize some of them as legitimate masters of the craft and the katanas are also likely enhanted with magical powewr as well as is common
  • Young Geralt will glance at the swords
    Hachikomaru:“All fine blades.”
    Calim Gorn:“Indeed, works of art in their own right.”
  • Hachikomaru he says looking to Geralt, the greatest masters of Mokoro, many are enchanted as well."
    DM:There’s also some tapestries… works of art from Saidai Taiyou from the look of it, probbably gathered on one of Oshiros raids.
    Young Geralt:in mechanics terms how would these stat up compared to my blades?
    DM:Geralt also notices a pair of bracers…adorned with great scales that likely could only come from the great Dragon Sydarir.
  • Hachikomaru glances over the tapestries.
    Hachikomaru:“This reminds me of one of the tapestries my grandfather hung in Inuyama.”
    “Of the Shogun.”
    Calim Gorn:This is a castle, and we have many tapestries… But if you are a Scottish lord then I am Mickey Mouse!
    Hachikomaru:“My father said, so our line would never forget what had happened.”
    “Have you ever heard of the Seven Swords?”
  • Hachikomaru says looking to Geralt and Calim.
    Calim Gorn:“I can’t say I have.”
    Hachikomaru:can you recount it for me T briefly
    dont wanna get it wrong
    DM:Ther’es also a collection of bows and arrows, as well as some decorative blades as well such as oversized no dachis.
    heh lemme finsh doing the inventory of the room heh. :P
    Hachikomaru:ok no biggie
    just cant seem to remember where its at on the site
    DM:There’s also 10 slave girls, no doubt captured from raids to Saidai Taiyou, or sometimes perhaps even other daimyos of Makoro (mostly they just attack small villages as repercssion for small sleights)
    Hachikomaru:here we go
  • Hachikomaru recounts them the tale, as they look at the contents.
    DM:There’s also various art craft devoted to the great dragons as well, statuary and such. including some old books of tales from Saidai Taiyou.
    Hachikomaru:“They came from the dragons supposedly.”
    “As part of a pact.”
    The pact made between the Great Dragon Wei Dai Li and the first Shogun, Katsu Saidai, ensuring the creation of the Saidai Shogunate. The dragon would provide the Seven Swords in return for some promise from the Shogun and his blood. It is unknown what this price was, though some even suggest it involves some great price, such as the destruction of Taiyou or even the entirety of Therin"
    Young Geralt:so we still have to pay for these with points right, we don’t just get to add their worth to out point value?
    Hachikomaru:“There is only one sword said left to appear, and with it, the end of the Shogun’s line.”
    DM:yeah heh. you gotta pay wiht points. I mean how I’m gonna handle it is more like an ivnention. Where you can use one once for free, then afterwards you need to either pay a hero point to activate it again for another scene.
    Or you can just buy it with points.
    Hachikomaru:“My grandfather named my father Hachi, as a spite to the Shogun.”
    DM:So you get one scene of free use out of it if you wnt.
    Hachikomaru:“Hachi, it means 8 in taiyou.”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm, I see.”
    Alyssa Toress:do they have to pay for art
    or is the arrt free
    DM:There are also vairous magical objeccts as well…. nothing too major but still relics created by draconic sorcery.
    Nah, if there’s no mechanical effecct you don’t have to pay for it.
    Young Geralt:what do the bracers do?
    DM:Included among the magical objects also is a jug that turns water into sake, and a rare comb that will turn a person’s hair blond for a temprory period if it’s stroked across their hair.
    Calim Gorn:lol wow
    Hachikomaru:“Baelis dream.”
  • Hachikomaru says with a chuckle.
  • Hachikomaru pointing to the jug.
    Calim Gorn:“Yes… He must never know of its existence.”
    DM:As for the stats of the items…
    Hachikomaru:and a super saiyin comb
    DM:one sec gonna… just list em out in a big list…
    Hachikomaru:wew lawd must be big
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    DM:well I’m doing pt values and such
    Hachikomaru:wasting your time, im going for the slaves
    Calim Gorn:Haha
    Gotta get those descendants going
    Hachikomaru:well technically thats what my two sisters for
    humans would make halfbreeds
    tho suppose i could habe some half breeds, but im duty bound per house rules to produce a full daiyokai heir
    kind of dont have many options post genocide
    so its all targaryen style
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah I know
    Hachikomaru:calims prolly jealous tho
    Young Geralt:you are some sick pervs you know that?
    Hachikomaru:two sisters vs one hahaha
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:haha hey it was Ts idea actually
    Calim Gorn:Well he has two sisters too, though he’s only with one =P
    Hachikomaru:so guess he’s secretly GRRM
    no wonder the books never get written
    too busy playing RPGs
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:hurry up George, before you die!
    DM:Mastercrafted katanas (Strength based damage 4, improved critcalx 2) 6 equipment pointsOnislayer katana (strength base damage 3, imrpoved critical x2, +2 damge versus Oni (can exceed PL cap by 1), affects incorporeal 2, glows in proximity to Oni, easily removable device ), 8 point device.Dragon greatbow (Strength based ranged damage 3, adds ranged to up to 3 points of strength, accurate 1): 10 equipment pointsIajutsu Katana (strength based damage 3, improved critcalx4 (limited 2 – to first strike in a battle), grants power attack and all out attack advantages, improved initiative 2, easily removalbe device): 7 pt device
    hmm that didn’t display right… damn.. lemme fix the tags a bit.. one sec.
    Mastercrafted katanas (Strength based damage 4, improved critcalx 2) 6 equipment pointsOnislayer katana (strength base damage 3, imrpoved critical x2, +2 damge versus Oni (can exceed PL cap by 1), affects incorporeal 2, glows in proximity to Oni, easily removable device ), 8 point device.Dragon greatbow (Strength based ranged damage 3, adds ranged to up to 3 points of strength, accurate 1): 10 equipment pointsIajutsu Katana (strength based damage 3, improved critcalx4 (limited 2 – to first strike in a battle), grants power attack and all out attack advantages, improved initiative 2, easily removalbe device): 7 pt deviceDragon Bracers (grants evasion 2, protection 10(limited 2- fire, can exceed PL cap), parry +3, removable): 8 point device
    thee we go.
    Calim Gorn:Damn those bracers are pretty uber
    DM:well the parry +3 doesn’t exceed the PL cap.
    ust the fire protection does.
    Hachikomaru:yeah sounds like Sefs
    Calim Gorn:Heh, would still be points you could free up to spend elsewhere
    Hachikomaru:Dragon Fire 0 dmg
    DM:And you can choose two fo these items to select.
    Keep in mind if you want to use em as a permanent regular item, you’ll hae to buy em with points.though you can use them once for free, in one scene.
  • Hachikomaru doesn’t seem interested in the Shinkon Jewel, I mean artifacts…
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Young Geralt:ill take the bracers
    DM:The sake filler and comb are both worth 1 pt benefits. the artwork is bsaically free. Though if you sell it you could simply use it to potentialyl justify a rank of the benefit (wealth) advantage if you have no wealth right now
  • Calim Gorn doesn’t seem too interested in any of the gifts on offer, returning to the Daimyo
    Hachikomaru:yeah he wants his political favor
    Calim Gorn:Heh, don’t know if I’m gonna use it for that or not, all depends on how things unfold
    DM:heh okay Geralt takes the bracers. You can choose one other thing for Geralt, you each get 2 picks (or 1 favor if you d ecline heh)
    Hachikomaru:Hachi will play the hero like his father would, and take two of the slave girls, (and free most likely, or at least give em better lives somewhere)
    Young Geralt:the gold functions as?
    DM:This game doens’t really track wealth separately so taking the jewelry won’t really reuqire you buy anything mechanically, though if youh ave no ranks in wealthy you can justify spending 1 point by selling the exepnsive stuff.
    Though it sin’t quite enough to get higher than that, they’re pretty valuable but not enough to live off for extended periods of time
    Alternately could just keep em as a gift to give to some NPC somewhere.
    Hachikomaru:yeah i’ll prolly take some wealth pts maybe later, down the road to represent the mines starting to produce under inuyama mountain
    DM:heh okay give me an insight check as well Sef if you’re taking slave girls heh…
    Hachikomaru:spend HP
    DM:heh okay ou don’t notice anything.
    Young Geralt:are the slaves Moroko girls?
    Calim Gorn:Heh, add 10
    Yeah he said they were Makoro or Saidai Taiyou I think
    DM:Yeah. they;re all girls from makoro or Saidai-Taiyou. But all of Tai origin. You have heard rumors of slavers from Makoro occasionally coming in to attack the Hydra clan or Tinigath to take slaves, but such things are generally rare, and in any case none of your kin was presented here…
    Usually any slaving attakcs are blamed on Saidai-Taiyou anyway.
    Young Geralt:ok
    Hachikomaru:yeah they got em hid from G
    DM:Or on renegades.
    Hachi with his hero point does detect that as he’s looking at one girl of 14 or so years of age in a blue kimono.. Masaru seems rather nervous.. you guess it’s probably a girl thjat’s supposed to be promised to him when he comes of age as a reward, that the daimyo has probably put up on the bargainng table as a punishment.
    As Calim returns to Oshiro btw.. he says..
  • Hachikomaru walks over to the girl and bows politely.
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“Hmm nothing interests you? You are aware that should you choose one of the slave girls I can arrange quarters to kepe them here in Makoro for you.. I know such pleasures are forbidden by your queen, but here in Makoro, such things are still allowed.”
    Hachikomaru:“A beautiful flower, what is your name?”
    whos daimyo talkin to calim?
    DM:She seems a bit nervous as you approach her, as does Masaru though he doens’t make any moves to directy dissade you.
    Yeah that’s to Calim whenh e returns back heh.
    Calim Gorn:“You do me great honor, Daimyo Oshiro, but I’m afraid I have no interest in slave girls, and while the artwork and blades you have offered are of the most exquisite craftsmanship and quality, I did not rescue your son with hopes of being rewarded with such prizes, thus I feel it inappropriate to accept them. But I also do not wish to dishonor you by refusing your great generosity and kindness. Thus I think it would be best for us both if I were to request a favor from you to be redeemed at a later time. I hope this does not inconvenience you too greatly?”
    Kotori:“I am called Kotori my lord.”
    Young Geralt:well i think i’ll take the gold… can use it to justify “buying” a sword later of give to my clan… don;t want to tie up points in something not really tailored to me
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“It is your right to do so, and if that is your wish, then so be it.”
    Young Geralt:so bracers and gold
    Hachikomaru:“A beautiful bird then.”
    “Your name, it means a bird of luck.”
  • Calim Gorn nods and bows again, “Thank you very much, Daimyo.”
    Kotori:“Thank you for your kind words.”
    Hachikomaru:“Forgive me, little bird, are you from a known gozoku?”
    “Of the Shoguns land’s of course.”
    they wouldnt have slaves of mokoro nobles would they?
    Kotori:“I am from the Maita gozoku… I do not know if you know of us.”
    (nah they wouldn’t keep Makoro nobles, that shit would be reason for an all out attack heh)
    Hachikomaru:yeah wasnt sure if warfare/hostage situations occured
    DM:They’re a leser known Gozoku in Saidai-Taiyou probably… probably some samurai or what not,nothing too special but definteyl still of noble blood, despite not being too highly ranked.
  • Hachikomaru looks to Masaru and then back to the girl.
  • Hachikomaru is unsure if she is thrilled at the possibility of being free of him or the opposite.
  • Hachikomaru looks at the other girls, to buy some time to observe the two’s behavior in the meantime.
    DM:The girl herself seems not to know him too well… you figure ffrom your knowledge of Makoro customs that she’s a virgin being saved for Masaru when he coems of age, eventually a present to give to him…
    Hachikomaru:likely a concubine since she’s nothing special gozoku wise then
    DM:He probably hasn’t done anything to her yet, until he proves himself worthy and becomes a man… though he still considers her as being “his” and taking her would be considered a slight to him and probably piss him off.
    Hachikomaru:“Do you know who I am?”
  • Hachikomaru says pacing down the lineup of the girls, seeing if any of them are familiar with his family any.
    DM:Yeah well I mean she’s a captive prisoner so just a concubine, I mean the wives are generall ymarried consensually but I mean having any noble concubine is a fairly big deal.
    Hachikomaru:yeah i meant she wouldnt be a wife, since she aint a mokoro noble woman
    DM:One fo them, one of the older ones (around age 29 or so) seems familiar wiht your family.
    Hachikomaru:“I suppose my family are the monsters told to your children at night in Sadai.”
  • Slave Girl nods.
  • Hachikomaru frowns a bit.
    Masaru Oshiro:“From what I hear, that one is very skilled…” (seems to try to encourage you to pick that slave and not his girl)
    Hachikomaru:“She will be an old woman by the time I am of age, my lord.”
    “Years come quicker for you, than I.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“Ah yes.. I had not considered that.”
  • Masaru Oshiro looks back nervously… unfortuantely his girl is one of the youngest there…
    Hachikomaru:“What can you tell me about the little bird?”
    Masaru Oshiro:“Hmm perhaps I can ask my father if there’s anyone younger, we do have younger girls no doubt, but he felt you may not be intereted.”
  • Hachikomaru probes, looking for a reaction.
    Hachikomaru:(should i give him a dose of his own medicine or not tab?)
    Calim Gorn:(Heh nah, I’d rather just get moving and not antagonize him needlessly)
    Alyssa Toress:sef why are you trying to fuck with him when you were standing up for him and trying to help him
    Hachikomaru:well not so much trying to fuck with him, as i want to teach him a lesson about women as his property
    im afraid i may appear too weak to the oshiro
    and they only respect strength
    Masaru Oshiro:“I believe the Mahou Tsukai said that she will grow up to be frail and weak… poor for childbearing.”
    Calim Gorn:You turn into a giant dog, I don’t think anybody thinks you’re weak
    Alyssa Toress:lol yah
    DM:You cand etect he’s basicalyl lying through his teeth here.
    trying to deseperately come up with some bullshit so you’ll consider someone else.
    Hachikomaru:well if i knew he wasnt gonna ramsay bolton her, id choose her, then give her to him, as a show of respect
    was my original idea
    i just dont know how crazy the bastard is
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I mean I’d kinda rather not push him any more, no telling when he’ll snap
    Alyssa Toress:just take a katana
    just make a decision and dont spend 15 minutes debating it
    DM:lol yeah. heh
    Hachikomaru:yeah yeah
    DM:Herlock hasn’t got to do anything yet :P
    DM:So lets move this along a bit.
    Hachikomaru:he hogs all the shit all the time :-p
    now its his turn
    how many are there I’ll just dice for em lol
    DM:there’s 10 total.
    Young Geralt:((the more you tarry the more time you give me to find nifty creatures for you to fight in the arena… nexxu, rancor, gundarks, aklay….))
    DM:Alrighht so who you wanna pick Sef?
    Calim Gorn:(I’m the only one that has to worry about that G, lol)
    Young Geralt:((well T too))
    Calim Gorn:(True)
    DM:yeah lol. lets get this moving.
    Hachikomaru:well i dont know shit about just 2 of em
    Alyssa Toress:just take a weapon or something why do you need a slave girl
    Hachikomaru:i got my own sword coming later
    DM:Well they’re mostly lowborn slave girls. All pretty.
    Hachikomaru:backstory shit
    i aint taking a damn katana
    i already got two statted up
    its for when i hit PL8
    aint got pts to blow on another sword
    be like shagga and his 3 axes
    DM:I mean I wwasn’t really gonna give a complex bio on all of em, heh.. but if you want to look for certain traits or something you can.
    Calim Gorn:You don’t gotta spend points on it heh
    You can just take it and hang it on your wall or something
    DM:they range between about like 14-32 in age.
    Young Geralt:have them enter yoga poses and pick the one that can do it the best
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:Alright I’ll take the two youngest ones
    DM:heh okay, that’ll iunclude Masaru’s girl.
    Young Geralt:oh boy.. now we have a reason for him to be pissy agaion
    Alyssa Toress:awesome you made an enemy of the guy you were trying to help
  • Masaru Oshiro makes one last ditch attempt to dissade you…
    Alyssa Toress:for no reason
    Hachikomaru:just child for a second.
    Masaru Oshiro:“You really don’t need to take her… I’ms ure she wouldn’t b e worthy for your purposes…”
  • Hachikomaru takes her over to Masaru.
    Hachikomaru:“My lord.”
    “My gift to you.”
  • Masaru Oshiro seems surprised.
    Masaru Oshiro:“You’re taking her only to give her to me?”
    Hachikomaru:“Treat her as I asked you would of Suzo.”
    “If you treat her cruely, then on my honor, I will take your head.”
    “Let this be the end of our bad blood.”
  • Masaru Oshiro seems to look a bit oddly confused byt the whole thing.
  • Masaru Oshiro nods after the momentary pause.
    Hachikomaru:“And let us leave as friends, and allies as it should have been from the begining.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“Yes. as allies.”
  • Hachikomaru bows.
    DM:The daimyo also invites you to s tay for a formal dinner and such which I’m gonna mostly fast forward through.. though he dose introduce Calim to his daughters, apparentlysubtly offering one of their hands in marraige to calim in exchange for his favor.
    Whcih I’m assuming Calim is gonna turn down.
  • Young Geralt does a happy dance….
  • Hachikomaru sits next to Masaru at the dinner.
    DM:And finally you bid the Oshiro lands farewell and head for the lands of the hydra clan… Meerin of the Hydra has given out a formal invitation for the rest of your band to show as well…
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah not gonna marry an Oshiro, that’s the last guy I want as a father-in-law
    Hachikomaru:“I hope this has ended well for both of us, my lord?”
  • Hachikomaru says to his bandmate.
    Masaru Oshiro:"Yes indeed. "
    Hachikomaru:“I could have taken two of the girls, but I my father would counsel me to make peace, and seek allies instead of more enemies.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“I have heard that your father was well known as a wise man.”
    Hachikomaru:“I am not him, nor can I ever hope to be, but I hope we can move forward in a more amiable fashion.”
    “Your father is nothing like mine, but he is your father no less, and I understand such a burden.”
    “I wish you good fortune in that regard.”
  • Hachikomaru gives him a handshake or whatever the hell they do as bro’s in mokoro.
    Masaru Oshiro:(heh yeah I’m not sure, you know more Japanese culture stuff than I do)
    Hachikomaru:haah yeah i dunno but you get the point
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Bro fist!
    Hachikomaru:“Do not mistake my kindness for weakness however, for even a tame dog can bite the hand of a cruel master.”
  • Hachikomaru says perhaps as a warning to not fuck him over.
    DM:yeah anywy.. gonna skip to the hydra clan part. unforutnately Daimyo Oshiro has forbade Masaru from going to the Hydra clan gathering saying he must stay and train.
    Hachikomaru:“And my bite I hear is quite vicious.”
  • Hachikomaru says with a joking smile.
    Masaru Oshiro:“The Oshiro behave with honor. We do not stab our allies in the back as the nobles of Rahseld do.”
  • Hachikomaru bits him farewell and departs with the others after the festivities, his other girl in tow.
    DM:Yeah you can bring her to the hydra clan or just drop her off at your castle… I mean she is a slave an technically slavery is forbidden in the other kingdoms…
    It’s just those backwards japanese that still believe in it. :P
    Hachikomaru:she’s basically a freedman now
    DM:Of course being imbued they may not make too big a deal of it if Geralt vouches for her, also youw ere invited.
    Hachikomaru:i aint gonna keep her as a slave
    DM:So it’s unlikely they’ll try to fuck with you…
    Okay Im onna give ya a persuasion check… to see how well she takes to you./. you can add in your attractive bonus as well
    Hachikomaru:I’ll let set her up at Inuyama Castle in the meantime
    and then she can decide what she wants to do later
    DM:Since she’ll probably stay with you, since she doesn’t have anywhere else to go. her family was apparently murdered in the raid that took her.
    Hachikomaru:oramu is next door, so she can always go to the city, or maybe she’ll make friends with the house hold at the castle
    but she aint a slave
    Young Geralt:no one has to know she is a slave.. and i’m sure Hachi won;t treat her as such
    Hachikomaru:she can follow along with me for a while if she chooses, i dont care
    “Do as you wish.”
    is all he tells her
    hes of the turn it loose, and if it comes back, its yours
    haha like a pet
    DM:heh well give me a persuasion check to see if she’ll stay… since she’ll probably be attached to you… well mostly liklely anyway.
    Hachikomaru:oh sorry i forgot
    DM:She doesn’t have anywhere to go yet. ’
    Hachikomaru:nat 1 incoming
    DM:Just want to s ee how positve the impression is.. or if you ended up creepily humping her leg or something :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Don’t forget the +5 for your Attractive
    DM:yeah you get the +5 as well.
    Calim Gorn:Heh well add 5 to that
    DM:She’s attached to you enough to want to stick arround it seems.. so she’ll stay in the castle or you can bring her with you
    Hachikomaru:its up to her
    like i said, do as you like
    she can follow me, or stay at the castle
    Young Geralt:did you say this to her in our company or alone?
    Hachikomaru:sure, it aint no secret
    Young Geralt:ok, just wondering if Geralt knows you set her free
    i aint no slaver
    i just picked the girls to set em free
    i only did the thing with masaru because political reasons, and well also that way i could ensure he’d treat her properly
    since i gave her as a gift and he had to follow my terms of the agreement
    that was the point
    so she wouldnt just be a piece of abused meat
    Hachikomaru:please him and hopefully make it less rough on her, was best midpoint i could figure out
    i wasnt sure if she liked him or not
    i kinda got the impression she did
    DM:Well you don’t think she really knew him all that well.
    Hachikomaru:or maybe she was just scared shitless of the demon
    either way, it aint a perfect world
    he was trying to do what he thought his father might in the situation
    DM:Anyway… onto the Hydra clan lands.. and we cang et Herlock involved since he’s been invited too…
    Hachikomaru:who was known for his diplomacy and stuff
    i just aint no master at it
    like he was
    thats his whole sctick he wants to be/tries to be his father
    but the point is, he has to learn to be his own man and not try to be his father, since he aint him yada yada
    thats his whole main arc for this part of the game
    he will prolly be alot diff when he grows up some
    wouldnt be much fun if there wasnt some development over time, and we just started same as we end up later
    yeah proceed
    she just better not croak, i dont have the tenseiga yet
    DM:You’re brought to the so called capital of the Hydra clan… Their territory is the most vast of the clans… rivalked mostly by the minotaur clan… Though the sun clain of course claims to have the “Best lands”
    Even if they’re not the largesty expanse.
    most of your other bandmates come to this meeting… though Dragon band does depart…in Hana’s case, depart involves getting kicked off Sythe’s airship back at Oramu.
  • Young Geralt greets his people as he arrivesand introduces the others.
    Alyssa Toress:“hello nice to meet you”
    Young Geralt:is Viniira here?
    DM:Geralt has a happy gathering ready for his return, as he is used to… unlike the wolfheart there’s not so much fear among the Hydra clana s they live in the far southern lands, where there’s less earth demon activity…
    Yeah Vinira came along.
    Masaru and Suzu are among the only from your band that didn’t come.
    -Even Hamidar garaz came surprisingly, though as usual hekinda keeps to himself… due to his odd nature the Wolfheart seemed to dislike him, calling him “Accursed One” in the native tongue of Yt.
    Hachikomaru:mana imbued taint
    or whatever the fuck those illuvians do
    lord voldemort special
    DM:Calim does get a message from his father as well, informing him to check out how the new magitech facility is going there, House Gorn recently (with clan permission) set up a magitech facility.
    Alyssa Toress:house gorn curse you
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Yeah I’ll go do that when I get a chance
    DM:it’s apparently a small facility headed up by a bit of a black sheep of the Gorn family.. Darien Gorn. Known to be a rather intelligent scientist amogn the family and working on some of the magitech projects, but overall a bit of weirdo.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, is he an uncle or something?
    DM:Nah he’s more distant than that… like way out of line of succession basically.. a really distant relation.
    Hachikomaru:so this is the west virginia of Yt
    Young Geralt:well he needs to invent the weirig module for clan Hydra
    DM:He doesn’t have anything beyond the name, but still due to his talent he’s employed by the family.
    Hachikomaru:coal miner abuse
    Young Geralt:weirding
    Hachikomaru:with their magitech hick workers
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Alyssa I asume is gonan attend too, though she could just say screw that… :P
    Hachikomaru:lancel lannister
    one ball and no brains as robert said…
    tho maybe the opposite here
    Alyssa Toress:nah i am there
    Hachikomaru:“I hope your kin smell better than the wolves.” he jokes to Geralt
  • Calim Gorn gives Hachi a quizzical look
    Hachikomaru:“Or don’t try to hack off pieces of me in my sleep.”
    Calim Gorn:“I didn’t notice any bad smells…”
    Hachikomaru:“Maybe it’s only the red haired ones.”
    DM:The Hydra clans main town is pretty impressive for a clan establishment.. with an airship landing platform, and as of earlier this year, a magitech armor maintenance facility, courtesy of an agreement with House Gorn.
    Alyssa Toress:“so this is geralts home huh”
    Hachikomaru:“They will be calling this place New Ronen before long at this rate.”
    DM:Meerin of the Hydra greets the group, and with him is Mordin, one of the druidfs who taught Geralt much of what he knows of Witcher signs.
    Alyssa Toress:“pleasure to meet you”
    Hachikomaru:“I didn’t expect so much industry out in the middle of nowhere.”
  • Calim Gorn bows respectfully
    DM:The crowd of other clan members is also greeting him as well.. the Hydra clan si also the most diverse of the clans, hving apparent features from Makoro, Ronen and even Rahseld among their numbers… some diversity among their genetics.
  • Hachikomaru bows as well.
    DM:not entirely surprisng as they are a union of many clans and tribes.
    Young Geralt:“Greetings Elder Meerin and Master Mordin.”
    Alyssa Toress:“with magitech you can put the industry anywhere”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“It’s good to have youb back Geralt. And welcome to the rest of your band. Or at least those that ccould show up. A pity about Masaru and Suzu.”
  • Hachikomaru glances over his should not accustomed to be followed around by a person, other than Nyan at the castle.
  • Young Geralt greets them in the traditional clanish way.. a fist bump….;)
    Young Geralt:nah joking
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Calim Gorn:“Greetings. I am Calim of House Gorn.”
    Young Geralt:whatever the tradition is
    geralt was going to introduce each of you
    Hachikomaru:“I am Hachikomaru, Lord of Inuyama.”
    Young Geralt:stated earlier
    Mordin:“Welcome back Geralt. I heard you had a bit of an adventure in Thunderheart.”
  • Hachikomaru says bowing again.
    Alyssa Toress:“alyssa toress”
    Young Geralt:it is only polite to introduce your guests
    DM:Yeah heh, I’m gonna assume everyone introduces themselves (since it’s the whole band not gonna bother RPing that out)
    Sincce it’d be a long thing :P
    You take a bit to exchange pleasantries…
    Meerin of the Hydra:“I also wanted to thank your father Calim for helping to get a magitech facility off the ground here.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, Father is curious as to the progress of things. He has asked me to do a walkthrough of the facilities. I hope that won’t be too much trouble.”
    Young Geralt:“It was a terrible sight but we put the place back together. Nothing a little hard work and time won;t take care of. Though the threat still remains.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“And of course for giving us our first two magitech armor to help defend us, should the earth demons come.”
    Hachikomaru:“There are only air demons here this time, Lord Meerin.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Oh by all means.. though I must admit I was a bit surprised to meet Darien Gorn, he was not what I expected of a member of your family.”
    Hachikomaru:(refering to the imbued)
    Calim Gorn:“Ah yes… From what I hear he is a bit of an eccentric. I hope he has not inconvenienced you in any way, Elder.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“the imbued are not demons Hachi… few think that”
    Hamidar Garaz:“More than you think about some of us.”
    Alyssa Toress:“well i mean its possible we are demons”
    Hachikomaru:“Well, perhaps not all of them, I’ve been told otherwise.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“We are an accepting people, we of the Hydra… it is said that all have a place at the Hydra Clan shoudl they wish it.”
    Alyssa Toress:“does anyone really understand what imbued truly are?”
    “or who the elves were”
    Vilar Elfglow:“Is it really true some of the clan are cannibals?”
    Hachikomaru:“A double dose, in my case.” he says with a bit of Makenki wit
    DM:Anise stops Vilar as he says that…
    Anise Dreamborn:“Vilar don’t ask that!”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Vilar Elfglow:“I apologize cheiftain…”
    Hachikomaru:“Well, technically just because I eat people doesn’t make me a cannibal.” he says joking a bit
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Well it is true that we do have some that practice some undesireable practices in our clan… but such things are rare and out of all the clans I think you’ll see we are most to embrace progress.”
    Young Geralt:“That’s because you aren’t a person Hachi.”, Geralt nudges Hachi joking.
    Hachikomaru:“Yes, perhaps you should explain that piece this time.”
    “It caused quite a stir at Thunderheart.”
    “You would think they would welcome someone like me.”
    Calim Gorn:“Most people aren’t too thrilled when giant beasts show up in the middle of their villages, unfortunately.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“The wolfheart have been through much… had it happened a year ago…. perhaps things might be different.”
    Young Geralt:“I think it is HOW you did it.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“But the Awakening of tingath changed mucch.”
    Hachikomaru:“Well, they’re call wolfheart.”
    “You wouldn’t think a large canine would scare them.”
    Hamidar Garaz:“Their fear of you seemed to subside once you transformed back.”
    Viniira the Horned:“Large is an understatement.”
    Alyssa Toress:“maybe dont transform and try to scare people”
    Hachikomaru:“The deer was too heavy too haul back.”
    Alyssa Toress:“why did you need to go get a deer?”
    Hachikomaru:“Or 4 deer, however many it was.”
    “Well it was a feast, I wanted to help provide for our hosts.”
    Viniira the Horned:“They are the wolf heart, but the dog saliva was a bit much…”
    Young Geralt:“Elder, what we speak of is that Hachi here has a lineage of canine. It is different than Wolfheart but he can romove this form and become a very large dog. Don’t be alarmed. He shouldn’t have reason to do that here.”
    Hachikomaru:“One red haired girl accused me of being a winter bear and tried to cut off my furr in my tent while I was asleep.”
    “Yes, I am not an intruder from Tinigath.”
    “I would prefer to not recieve spike launchers again.”
    Young Geralt:“So Elder, why did you summon us?”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“I know Hachi is of little threat, besides we have you for that Geralt.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra smirks.
    Young Geralt:lol
    Meerin of the Hydra:“At least if Morden tells me you’re as skilled as he says.”
    Hachikomaru:“Well technically…..”
    “It’s only a scar.”
  • Hachikomaru pokes Geralt in the ribs.
    Young Geralt:“I’m still learnign but one day I will be the most reknown Witcher in the lands. Mark my word.”
    Mordin:“Well Geralt has not formally completed his Witcher training… though it would make quite the final trial of initation.”
    Hachikomaru:“I heard the most powerful spell he already learned.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Yes, and we’ll have more need for Witchers than ever with the coming of the Earth Demons. War is in the air.”
    Hachikomaru:“The way to loose the enemie’s bowels.”
    Viniira the Horned:“A formidable spell for sure.”
    Hachikomaru:“Or it could just be the food on Aylanae.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Hachikomaru:“Golems make it.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“So you’re not the only one who hates the food…”
  • Young Geralt smiles. “Not everything has to end in a fight.”
    Vilar Elfglow:“I don’t see anything wrong with it…”
    Calim Gorn:“It’s certainly not the best.”
    Young Geralt:“Enought banter though. Let’s hear what the men have to say.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“I wanted to invite you here so you could get to know us… to see that we too have suffered losses at the hands of the Earth Demons… I myself was nearly slain by one of thier attacks, even though the majority of the hydra clan is considered in safe lands… I have lost many of my family to them.”
    “The war is coming.. and you will be our soldiers when the time comes…”
    Hachikomaru:“We suffered a similar fate during the Orothean war, except our demons came from the sea.”
    Anise Dreamborn:“We wil do what’s necessary to defend the empire.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
    Alyssa Toress:“of course”
    Hachikomaru:“I hope we can turn back this tide as we did before.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Yes we are kin in taht regard Hachi.. we have both lost those we care about to the Earth demons.”
    Hachikomaru:“Some say the earth demons can tunnel beneath the sea? Do you think there’s any truth to that?”
    “Or that the threat is truly just limited to Yindae?’/
    Calim Gorn:”If there is earth beneath the sea, then I don’t see why not."
    Vilar Elfglow:“The only earth demons ever spotted have been on this ccontinent of Yindae.”
    Calim Gorn:“That doesn’t mean they can’t be found elsewhere if one goes looking.”
    Hachikomaru:“They were at least killable.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Vilar is correct… but anything is possible.”
    Hachikomaru:“The things from the sea….”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Some beleive that beneath the oceans is eventually more earth…”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Hachikomaru:“It’s a good thing earth and water are not united against us.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Though some say fire lurks down there, and it is only the water that keeps it at bay.”
    Hachikomaru:“Or perhaps they are, an even scarier thought.”
    Calim Gorn:“I would think if fire were down there the seas would boil eventually.”
    “Though I suppose there are such things as volcanoes.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
    Calim Gorn:“But if one were to wade out into a shallow bay or into the ocean at the beach, the ground continues on beneath their feet. It would only seem logical that it would keep going on down below the water in that manner.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Some believe that while volcanoes spew up nuumian it simply representes the melted earth.. but rather that the great flame is another energy atlogether.”
    Calim Gorn:“And anywhere the ground goes, so do the Earth Demons.”
    “Unless there is some barrier down below that we do not know of.”
    Hachikomaru:“Well, its a good thing, a dog knows how to dig a hole.” he jests
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Yes, you may not be safe in Rahseld, Makoro or Ronen.”
    “I cannot say for sure.. but we do know that they are a threat to all of Yt.”
    Alyssa Toress:“if you want to break things down death is certain and you should just face the truth”
  • Hachikomaru nods.
    Hachikomaru:“That much is true princess.”
    “A good death is all one can hope for.”
    Vilar Elfglow:“Not if you’re an archmage, they’re immortal!”
    Hamidar Garaz:“So they say…”
    Calim Gorn:“Why do we keep getting new ones then?”
    Viniira the Horned:“maybe more people want to become immortal?”
    Hachikomaru:“They said the same about the beast that attacked old Oramu.”
  • Meerin of the Hydra nods.
    Hachikomaru:“Father proved otherwise.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Yes it is said the ancient earth demons and the deep ones are older than even the archmagi…”
    “Even the dragons that lay slumbering”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“What about the great Dragons of Makoro?”
    Vilar Elfglow:“Our instructors say they’re just a myth…”
    Hachikomaru:“Yes, their tales speak of cataclysm as well.”
    “Maybe they’re just earth demons of a high order.”
    “Who knows….”
    Calim Gorn:“There is much we are yet to discover.”
    Anise Dreamborn:“One thing I do know… Sheyl shall be the one to protect us if anyone can.”
    Hachikomaru:“She didn’t protect Oramu…”
    Hamidar Garaz:“The people of Oramu weren’t true beleivers apparently.”
    “That’s what they get for believing in the great dragons instead of Sheyl I suppose.”
  • Hamidar Garaz speaks in a rather sardonic tone, not one of a true believer.
    Viniira the Horned:“I’m not all that familiar with the history of Makoro…”
    Hachikomaru:“The Orotheans called a giant beast from the depths of the sea, like the one that killed the princess’s grandmother.”
    “They were unstoppable, the size of mountains.”
    “The Deep Ones, Meerin speaks of.”
    Vilar Elfglow:“Come on, there’s no way they were that big!”
    “That’s just a bunch of superstition.”
    Hachikomaru:“It destroyed Oramu, nothing remains but crushed stone and bones.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:(interrupts) “Anyhow… why don’t we show you to your quarters.. it’s not exactly the finery some of you are used to, but better than the tents…”
    Hachikomaru:“Old Oramu that is.”
  • Hachikomaru nods.
    Calim Gorn:“Your hospitality is appreciated, Elder.”
    Hachikomaru:“Forgive me, for the history lesson.”
    “I have a tendancy to prattle on when I have had little sleep, my lord.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“I was thinking perhaps Hachi and Calim could check out the Gorn Magitech facility, and perhaps Geralt could give the princess a tour of what the rest of our town has to offer, I know the Toress are interested in places of beauty and not wish to look on plain magitech facilites.”
    Hachikomaru:“I am afraid, I know little of the ways of magitech.”
    Alyssa Toress:“oh i would love to tour the magitech facilitiy”
  • Calim Gorn raises an eyebrow
    Hachikomaru:“Our way is the old way, much like yours.”
    Meerin of the Hydra:“Hmm… well if you wish to I suppose… I had thought you would like to see some of our beautiful glades… ancient sites protected fora long time, places of great druidic power and beauty.”
    Alyssa Toress:“it will be great to see what the great minds of house gorn is working on”
    Hachikomaru:“I would gladly take the princess place.”
    “The woods suit me better than some metal castle.”
    Calim Gorn:“I doubt it’s anything you haven’t seen before, Alyssa. But far be it from me to object.”
    Anise Dreamborn:“Yeah maybe we could go check that out too Vilar, I’m sure you’d love to s ee the magitech facility…”
    Vilar Elfglow:“Uh… well yeah, but I see a lot of magitech in Aylanae, maybe we should check out the rest of this place… I mean…”
    Anise Dreamborn:“oh come on Vilar… you know you want to go there.”
    Vilar Elfglow:“But the imperion said….”
    Anise Dreamborn:“Don’t worry about that…”
    Young Geralt:“I could use some fresh air. I’ll show around whoever is willing.”
  • Calim Gorn raises an eyebrow
    Calim Gorn:“What did the Imperion say?”
    Hachikomaru:“I’ll come with you Geralt.”
    DM:I’ll give you an insight check to see if you can figure out what’s going on with them. heh.
    Hachikomaru:“I promise, no scars,:
    Calim Gorn:My nat 20 streak is over
    Nori Yuudai:”I wouldn’t mind to come along if you’l have me."
    Hachikomaru:“Then again, in this place, you might be the one giving me the scars.”:
    Young Geralt:i’m not sure i have insight
    oh i dfo
    skipped over it
    Hachikomaru:prolly got caught hanky panky or something in the barracks
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah I was kinda wondering that
    Hachikomaru:yeah figurred as much
    Hamidar Garaz:“I will go as well if you don’t mind…”
    DM:There’s a bit of a look from Meerin as Hamidar wants to go… due to his odd Aela manifestations, it’s psosible he may damage the old sites or corrupt them in some way…
    Calim Gorn:Well I assume if this place is in the middle of Clan Hydra territory there ain’t anything super secret that Tharian doesn’t want outsiders seeing
    DM:As he’s been known to kill plantlife that’s near him… or even small animals accidentally.
    Yeah heh probably not, at least nothing Tharian said to keep others out
    Alyssa Toress:i am coming to steal all your secrets
    DM:they’re pretty transparent as far as you know
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:but who knows what Darien Gorn is up to
    he’s a bit of an eccentric
    Calim Gorn:Sounds like he’d be a good match for Ellenya
    DM:Btw Hekima is the name of the other slave girl and she’s gonna stick with Sef for now anyway.
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“I think I’ll just check out the town myself okay?”
    Young Geralt:“Umm, Hamidar. It is probaly best if you stick with the Magitech. We wouldn’t want any incidents.”
    Hamidar Garaz:“Magitech doesn’t react well to me either…”
    (on one occasion it’s been shown that Hamidar’s power ccan corrupt an Aela charge crystal, causing magitech to malfunction)
    Calim Gorn:“Really? Curious…”
    Young Geralt:“Well that doesn’t bode well.”
    Hachikomaru:he’s a dark sun defiler
    DM:Pretty mcuh hamidar has been the one that’s kinda stayed on the fringes of the band, seen as sorta some dangerous toxic being… on the plus side he hasn’t flirted with Alyssa really…
    Hachikomaru:absorbing mana and shit destroying life
    Hamidar Garaz:“Perhaps I should not have come.”
    Calim Gorn:Heh, he’s like some kind of psychic vampire
    DM:Well it’s more that he gives off a corrupted sort of Aela, like a posion gas, that’s kinda toxic to Aela and Mana beings alike
    Hachikomaru:well least i didnt make mina
    a literal vampire
    itd be like herlock
    DM:It’s sorta like a corrupted Aela that’s poisonous.
    Hachikomaru:cept all the people go missing following me
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hamidar Garaz:“Even in the place that welcomes everyone, I am the one exception.”
  • Calim Gorn frowns a little…
    Alyssa Toress:hey i gotta pass out
    just assume i look at the place
    DM:heh okay cya Herlock
    Hachikomaru:well im highly resistant to all toxins etc
    so guess I’ll have to be his buddy
    no homo….
    Well he hasn’t really flirted wiht any girls so there are some rumors… of course that oculd be just beause he’s the outcast too…
    Hachikomaru:yeah unless he’s a necro
    corpses dont make good dates
    need to find him a nice undead girlfriend
    or a golem i guess
    tho if he screws up charge crystals
    that leaves setting him up with Taylor out of the question
    DM:yeah heh, he can potentially fuck them up too. Though the larger charge crystals won’t fuck up unless he deliberately uses his powers generally.
    But smaller devices can fuck up
    Like he wont’ accidentally destroy a shiadar crystal,but like a lighnting lamp or shock pistol he could
    Hachikomaru:he’s like the aylanae rogue
    except its an aura
    well what kind of sleeping accomidations we get in this place?
    DM:Well did you want to see your accomodations or go tot he magitech facility first?
    Well actually Sef is going with Geralt and Nori to the places of power.
    Gregorio and Hamidar are kinda making thier own w ay.
    Young Geralt:will put crap up first
    DM:Viniira will go with Geralt too actually
    Young Geralt:no reason to carry a bunch of stuff
    DM:heh oay.. the accomodations are a woodene building… not exactly a tribal hut but still fairly primitive, there’s some basic magitech lighnting lamps for light but that’s it.
    No plumbing or anything like that.
    After which I’m gonna do the magitech building real quick… unles you wanted to do something at the sleeping area.
    Young Geralt:well…..
    no you can skip over
    Calim Gorn:That’s later
    Hachikomaru:actually I’ll stay behind and get to know Hekima some, i got airship lag anyways
    Hachikomaru:give G some alone time as well with his peeps
    Hachikomaru:prolly tired of having bunch of people following him around
    Young Geralt:well you are my peeps too…..
    Hachikomaru:or i would anyways if i went home
    Young Geralt:i was asked to show you around, or whoever wanted
    DM:yeah heh, he was gonna give the tour of the various magical sites nearby.
    Young Geralt:you not tagging along on my personal time
    Hachikomaru:“Don’t worry girl, you’re not my slave, I meant what I said.”
    “Do as you wish.”
    “Where are you from? Do you have any family?”
    Hekima:“I don’t have anywhere else to go…”
    DM:Also meanwhile gonna do the magitech facility visit with Calim as well…
    Hachikomaru:“Where are you from? How did you end up as a slave to the Oshiro?”
    Hekima:“They came to my village.. killed my parents and loaded me onto a ship.”
    Hachikomaru:“How old were you when that happened?”
  • Calim Gorn does his best to put on an “official” air as he enters the Magitech facility
    DM:Calim, Anise and Vilar arrive at the magitech facility… the place is small indeed, and sticksout a bit like a sore thumb here amongs the Hydra clan…
    Hachikomaru:“If I could take you home I would, but you say you have no family.”
    DM:The door doesn’t apparently have a typical doorknob but rather an activation crystal and a crystal eye.
    Hachikomaru:“But if you desire to return to Sadai, I will see it so.”
    Hekima:“The home I knew is gone.. I doubt anyone would even remember me.. that was 4 years ago that i was taken.”
    Calim Gorn:Heh, is that a security measure or just being fancy?
    Hachikomaru:“How old are you now?”
    DM:You’re not sure exactly.
    Hachikomaru:“I see.”
  • Calim Gorn attempts to activate the crystal
    Hachikomaru:“Then it is my responsibility to look after you then.”
    DM:There’s a momentary pause… then you can hear some footsepts running around behind the metal door…
    Followed by a voice speaking through the door…
    Hachikomaru:“If you desire otherwise, you are free to go as your hearts desire.”
    “At any time.”
    Voice Thorugh the Door:“I can see you out there through my crystal! Who goes there?”
    Calim Gorn:“I am Calim of House Gorn. I come on behalf of my father, Grand Duke Tharian Gorn.”
    Hekima:“As I said, I have no where to go…”
    Voice through the Door:“Calim Gorn you say… Ha”
    Anise Dreamborn:“This is Anise Dreamborn with the templar and this is Vilar.”
    Vilar Elfglow:“Vilar Elfglow also with the Templar.”
    Hachikomaru:“We all have one place to go….forward, whever that takes us.”
    Voice through the Door:“And how do I know. I can trust you.. for all I know you’re spies!”
    Hachikomaru:“Do you possess any skills?”
    Calim Gorn:“I wouldn’t think there would be anything in a facility like this that would be vulnerable to spies. Father wouldn’t put that sort of thing out here.”
    Hachikomaru:“Craft of any kind? Cooking, cleaning, weaving baskets, anything?”
    Voice through the Door:“Ha… just what a spy woulds ay to gain my trust… it’s well known that an isolated facility is well out of prying eyes!”
    “Hm,m.. I have it!”
    “There’s a spy that I need eliminated…. if you eliminate the spy I’ll know you’re not spies…”
    Calim Gorn:“An isolated facility in Gorn territory, perhaps… But I doubt Elder Meerin would be offering tours of this place if it were really so secret.”
    Voice through the Door:“he has beenw atching this door for the past 2 weeks.. gathering intelligence.. He’s there as we speak…. sitting at the base of that cut tree trunk…”
  • Calim Gorn glances over in the direction indicated
    DM:You turn around and see what appears to be a black cat with white stripes lounging near the tree.
    Vilar Elfglow:“The cat?!”
    Calim Gorn:“That’s… a cat.”
  • Anise Dreamborn gives you a look like ‘what is wrong with this guy?’
  • Calim Gorn gives Anise a kind of pained, apologetic expression
    Hachikomaru:its nyan, ive got the drop on your operations
    Young Geralt:he is your family… FRUIT-LOOP
    Voice through the Door:“Haven’t you ever heard of shapeshfiting magic.. they can look like anyone and anything!”
    Calim Gorn:He’s very distantly related
    Voice through the Door:“Do you imagine they’d be a spy wearing a black outfit and sunglasses?”
    “Now destroy the cat and prove your loyalty! Strike it down with all the fury of House Gorn!”
  • Calim Gorn sighs a little and walks over to where the cat is
    Anise Dreamborn:“You’re not going to seriously kill a poor cat!?”
  • Vilar Elfglow is rather horrified as well.
    Vilar Elfglow:“Don’t hurt him!”
    Calim Gorn:“Of course not.”
  • Calim Gorn just shoos the cat away
    Hachikomaru:you forgot the T
    “Shoots” the cat away
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Voice through the Door:“What are you doing! You’re letting the spy get away! He’s onto you and going to report all he’s learned!”
    Calim Gorn:“I doubt he’s learned anything of import. You haven’t let him inside and there isn’t anything sensitive that can be seen from out here.”
    “And now he knows that we’re on to him, so he won’t be back.”
    Voice through the Door:“He’ll be back in another form! You dont understand… it took me weeks to get onto his plans!”
    “You visiting here! It’ll trigger a chain of events whcih the mundane mind cannot fathom!”
    DM:The cat darts away… barely in view.. givng you one last chance to try to take it out or risk it getting away…
    Calim Gorn:“I’m sure it’ll be fine…”
    DM:There’s a momentary click as you hear the door unlock and a man in a tattered labcoat who is oddly muscular for ascientist tells you to come.
    Calim Gorn:oh god
    Darien Gorn:“Quickly come in come in!”
  • Calim Gorn enters, clearly irritated
    DM:Everyone enters wiht you.
    Darien Gorn:“Clearly had you been spies you would have killed the cat to get in my good graces… but because you didn’t, I can trust you.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes… Of course…”
    Darien Gorn:“I am Dr. Darien Gorn… scientist and magitech engineer!”
    Calim Gorn:“As I said, I am Calim Gorn, son of Grand Duke Tharian Gorn.”
    “Father has asked me to inspect these facilities on his behalf.”
    Darien Gorn:“Not as of this moment!”
    “From now on you are Varsuvias…. that is your secret code name.”
  • Calim Gorn raises an eyebrow
    Darien Gorn:(to Anise) “And you shall be Eliza… and you(to Vilar) will be Andorain”
    Calim Gorn:“Whatever… Please show us the facilities.”
    Anise Dreamborn:“Who is this guy?”
    Calim Gorn:“I was told he was an eccentric… But I wasn’t expecting this eccentric.”
    Darien Gorn:“You shall refer to me as Veritas! for that is my secret code name!”
    Anise Dreamborn:“This is insane…”
    Calim Gorn:“I’m very sorry for this… Father will definitely hear about this when I get home.”
  • Vilar Elfglow gives a questioning look at Calim that seems to suggest, “is this guy for real?”
    Veritas:“Varsuvias, father, yours or mine shall not hear a word of what goes on here!”
    “There are spies all over his court, it is why I left Rahseld.”
    “Don’t you know, they control everything there…”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, of course… How clumsy of me…”
  • Calim Gorn deadpans
    Anise Dreamborn:“What are you even talking about? Who?”
    Veritas:“Who else? House Illuvian… The darkest spot withjin every shadow.. the whispers in the most absolute silences!”
    “There are eyes everywhere, trying to steal my research!”
    Calim Gorn:“Can we just get on with it?”
    Veritas:“Yes yes… I can show you the repair room… which is only the front for my true work…”
    Vilar Elfglow:“Calim are you going to-”
    Veritas:“His name is Varsuvias!”
    Vilar Elfglow:“whatever.. I mean are you going to let this guy keep going like this?”
    Calim Gorn:“What choice do I have?”
    Anise Dreamborn:“Suicide?”
    “Just turning around and leaving?”
    Calim Gorn:“I would have if Father had not asked me personally to do this.”
    DM:the scientist leads you into what looks like a magitech repair bay with two magitech armor there…
    Vilar Elfglow:“He doesn’t like you much does he?”
    Calim Gorn:“The feeling is mutual…”
    Veritas:“As you can see everything looks normal….”
    “SUch is the ingeniousness of my disguise!”
  • Calim Gorn inspects the facilities and the two Magitech armors
    Veritas:“One would think this was nothing more than a normal maintanence area for magitech armor!”
    Calim Gorn:“Are you saying it isn’t?”
    DM:One of the magitech armors has an out of order sign on it… while the other apperas to be normal…
    Calim Gorn:(Do the armors look functional or at least such that they could be repaired? Is the equipment legit?)
    DM:Give me a tehcnology check for your inspection
    Well it seems he’s gutted one of the magitech armors… why you have no idea… since you’d heard that House Gorn just had them transferred here…
    So they shouldn’t ned that kind of extensive maintenance short of getting a big hole blasted in em
    Calim Gorn:“This Magitech armor has been completely gutted, what is the meaning of this?”
    “These were just transferred here, they should be brand new.”
    Veritas:“Your eye is keen indeed Varsuvias…”
    “What I say from this point on will be absolutely secretive… can you swear absolutely for the loyalty of Eliza and Andorain?!”
    Anise Dreamborn:“Who?”
    Calim Gorn:“Just say yes…”
    Veritas:“You, you’re Eliza!”
    Calim Gorn:“They shall not reveal any of your secrets, you have my word.”
  • Calim Gorn gives Anise and Vilar a “Just humor him” look
    Anise Dreamborn:“Yeah we swear!”
    Vilar Elfglow:“Well I guess.. but I mean what if… we have to keep our oaths as templar…”
    “So I don’t know about this….”
    Calim Gorn:“I’m certain they won’t have any interest in this, so you don’t have to worry about that.”
    Vilar Elfglow:“Well okay… I swear.. I guess..”
  • Veritas gives a crazy laugh.
    Veritas:“Excellent, then let us cast your eyes open… but not too open as to blind you with the truth!”
    DM:He reveals a secret panel that’s in the floor, apparently as ection of floor that can pop open revealing a set of stairs down.
    Veritas:“You’re probably wondering what happened to all the parts that I was supposed to recieve from tharian… as it turns out, I traded them for more useful gear…”
    DM:The basement area has some strange equipment that’s almost certainly custom built.
    Calim Gorn:“What is this exactly?”
    DM:But ther’es many large machines down there as well as several odd diagrams hanging on the wall.
  • Calim Gorn looks things over, wondering just what the hell this guy has done
    DM:Clearly this stuff has nothing to do with magitech armor though…
    Not like he’s supposed to.
    Veritas:“History my friends! History!”
    “Do you know that these lands of Yindae were left undisturbed by the hand of magitech for thousands of years?!”
    “But no longer!”
    “What you’re staring at is the ground work for Project Eruption!”
    “I’m going to retrofit that magitech armor up thre into a digging machine!”
    “Surely it all makes sense to you now?”
    Calim Gorn:“Digging machine? That sounds… dangerous.”
    Veritas:“Yes… well ti could upset the Hydra clan, with all their superstitions about digging in the earth, thus the secrecy…”
    “Also the part about dismantliong one of thier magitech armors and replacing it with a mechaniocal digger, which is far from combat capable.”
    Anise Dreamborn:“Geralt isn’t going to like this…”
    Calim Gorn:“Earth Demons live in the earth, I think they would have good reason to be upset.”
    “Not to mention you’ve dismantled one of the machines meant to defend them from the Earth Demons, to cobble together a machine that may incite their wrath.”
    “It’s a twofold exercise in incompetence.”
    Veritas:“Incompetence?! No…. of course not, because I have come upon the greatest discovery since… No the GREATEST DISCOVERY!”
    “It’s just buried…”
    Calim Gorn:“What?”
    Veritas:“You’ll be instrumental in Project Eruption Varsuvias…”
    “You need to keep talking House Gorn and by that I mean Calim Gorn’s father, into providing more resources to this project!”
    “That will be your role!”
    Vilar Elfglow:“Told you we shgouldn’t have taken that oath…”
    Calim Gorn:“Unless you can provide some sort of proof that what you’re doing isn’t completely insane, I don’t think that’s going to happen.”
    Veritas:“Insane? Do you SEE all this equipment? Do you think it’s here just for show!?”
    “What you’re looking at is an advanced detection suite…”
    “I know it’s down there… sure I haven’t narrowed down the coordinates exactly, that’ll take triangulation, but I’ve found it..”
    Calim Gorn:“Found what?”
    DM:He points to a peice of paper hanging on a wall that looks like it was probably drawn with some kind of automated drawing device with the help of a di crystal which just shows an odd shaded dark region on an otherwise unintellgible series of dots and other small shapes.
    Calim Gorn:“And what is that supposed to be?”
    Young Geralt:its the underdark…. we found the drow
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Veritas:“Tell me… what’s the one thing that you don’t find in abundance in the earth…”
    Calim Gorn:“Air?”
    Veritas:“Well obviously, but other than THAT!”
  • Calim Gorn shrugs
  • Anise Dreamborn looks to Vilar and then to Calim.
    Calim Gorn:“Actually I thought that was fairly common…”
    Veritas:“Not in this concentration… absolutely pure Aquum… buried amidst the earth… it’s not an underground lake… no…”
    Calim Gorn:“Aquum? Even if that’s true… What good does it do us?”
    Veritas:“Only the ultimate weapon!”
    “well or uyltimate power source.. whatever you want to say…”
    Calim Gorn:(I’m assuming what I know of Magitech is telling me this guy is totally full of shit?)
    DM:Yeah well all Magitech is based on Aela so yeah… lol.
    Veritas:“When Aylanae rose out of the ice…. the world changed forever…”
    “What you’re looking at can only be one thing… "
    “What the Avaera is to Aela, this is to Aquum…”
    “You’re looking at the city of water!”
    “Aha! You see.. you thought I was mad before, but now you see it don’t you?”
  • Calim Gorn glances at Anise and Vilar to get a read on what they think
  • Anise Dreamborn seems really confused…
    Vilar Elfglow:“Well I guess it could be possible…but we’ve seen no evidence of Aquum based magitech, and why woult it be buried and not sunken?”
    Calim Gorn:(I’m guessing they’ve at least taught us the basics about how Aquum is toxic and that we can’t do shit with it?)
    DM:yeah though it is the least toxic of the other energy types :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Nuumian is way worse.
    but yeah pure Aquum would not be healthy.
    Calim Gorn:“I think I’ve heard enough for now.”
    Veritas:“So as you can see… we must keep this absolutely secret… but I still need more funding for Project Eruption to continue!”
    “And we absoltueyl cannot tell the Hydra Clan…”
    “Or anyone back in Rahseld…. because they have eyes everywhere!”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, of course…”
    Veritas:“This must look entirely legitimate…. a military operation, they won’t care about that.”
    Anise Dreamborn:“Well as templar we are oathbound not to mention this now…”
    Veritas:“Forget everything I just told you.. all of you.. from the moment you walk out this secret room… reveal nothing.. avoid all mind readers, that includes archmagi and Taesian… and of course avoid Illuvian spies!”
    “And do not use your code names outside our operation…”
    Calim Gorn:“That much you have no need to fear…”
    Veritas:“Allow my research to fall into the wrong hnads and all is lost! There will be pandemonium…”
    “The balance of power will be shattered!”
    Calim Gorn:I’m getting the fuck out of here as soon as I can
    Veritas:“As Clesh of Gorn faced down the dragon.. you too much show great bravery and stay our great course…”
    *must show
    Calim Gorn:And then I’m gonna go send a message to Tharian and tell him that Darien is a fucking nutjob and is endangering Clan Hydra with his bullshit
    DM:lol okay ou make your way out of there notifying him of that.. well tehcnicalyl ou’ll have to wait till you get to an airship they don’t h ave Aela communicators yett…
    Calim Gorn:lol well they got the airship docked there right?
    DM:heh yeah you coudl just go to that yeah.
    If you wanted to do it immediately heh.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’ll do that
    I definitely want to do it immediately lol
    DM:It’s not direc transmission range
    But you can send a relayed message
    Assuming you don’t want t aresponse and just want to send a report
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’ll send a report detailing everything
    And how I think Darien is endangering Clan Hydra and needs to be removed from this facility
    And that they’re going to be pissed if they find out about this
    DM:lol you basically gonna expose the guy as a crackpot?
    Calim Gorn:Yup
    DM:You gonna go over all his theories and stuff? Or ust saying he’s nuts and isn’t doing what he’s supposed to?
    Calim Gorn:I’ll mention the thing about some Aquum verison of Aylanae, like as an example of how fucking nuts he is
    Young Geralt:the guy could eb thomas edison for all we know ;)
    Calim Gorn:I’ll also mention the thing with the cat as another example
    Like basically this guy is totally insane and he’s diverting resources from defense of the clan while at the same time doing shit that might directly stir up the Earth Demons and prompt them to attack
    DM:heh okay.
    Calim Gorn:Even if he’s actually right it’s not like he’s going to accomplish anything by himself
    Hachikomaru:what season is it? winter wasnt it?
    Calim Gorn:So I mean if Tharian really wants to chase some insane theory about the Aquum version of Aylanae then he’s going to have to dump a lot more resources into this, and I doubt he’s going to want to do that
    DM:Yeah winter in the northern hemisphere
    Hachikomaru:well where we are
    is that northern hemi?
    DM:heh okay.. you send out the transmission using the Goin code.
    And yeah you’re in the northern hemisphere.
    Calim risks this vital information falling into the hands of Illuvian spies….
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Yeah Hamidar is probably intercepting it all
    Good thing he didn’t come along, Darien would have flipped
    heh if you want we can do geralts tour now… or we can just do that next time
    Calim Gorn:Heh, I’m okay to do it now if G is
    DM:heh.. just wnted to do the mad scientist bit :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Yeah not sure how tired G is right now.
    And it’s getting kinda late.
    Hachikomaru:I’ll go forage during the day for some fish or something or other food, and bring back to feed Hekima
    dont know what the fuck they eat here
    prolly earthworm stew
    Calim Gorn:
    DM:They got some fish, and animal meas and stuff… I mean they eat some decent stuff here.
    They got farming and such, druidically enhanced crops.
    Young Geralt:yeah, i should probaly head to bed soon
    Hachikomaru:I’ll try to keep her warm with the fluff in the meantime till i can get her some warmer clothes
    DM:heh okay we’ll stop here and do the tour next time. Herlock can maybe go on it too. heh.
    Young Geralt:can do this next time if going to take a while
Session 7 Log

Alyssa Toress:hi
Alyssa Toress:i hope someone shows up
DM:heh well it’s still early, I’m gonna go affk for a bit, but will be back by start time
Alyssa Toress:hi tab
whats new
i tried to convince T to come to japan
but he doesnt want to do any tourist stuff and just go to soapland the whole time
Alyssa Toress:he even turned down the mirror cafe idea!
Tabris:They don’t let gaijin in most of those places anyway from what I’ve heard
Alyssa Toress:there are ones that do
but they usually have foreign girls
Sefiros:just got in, im gonna be late, just letting yall know, will be back around 7:30 or so
Tabris:Yeah I mean what’s the fun in that
Well T is afk too so shouldn’t be too much of a problem Sef
Alyssa Toress:i mean korean and japanese are almost the same right
Tabris:Will see you then
Alyssa Toress:its not like T speaks either language
Sefiros:roger that
Alyssa Toress:he wont know the difference
Alyssa Toress:but he says all the asian massage parlors in america are basically soapland anyway
so oh well
Tabris:Yeah if you’re going to Japan need to get something like delivery health service
Where they send the girl to you
Alyssa Toress:yeah
order up some delivery
i need a check up
for my health
i figure 10,000 dollars should cover a real good time in japan
Tabris:lol yeah it should
Alyssa Toress:my friend only wants to stay a week tho
i might stay longer
i think i am gonna hire a japanese tutor
DM:ok back
Well I am curious what differences Japanese girls have from Korean, but… I don’t really think I’m interested enough to pay for a flight to Japan
Alyssa Toress:T they are basically the same
DM:Well I dunno there could be minor differences.
Alyssa Toress:no the japanese immigrated from korea a couple thousands years ago
and wiped out the native people in japan
its like asking what white people from different parts of france are like
its not like you want to have a conversation
you are just looking to fuck
DM:well they might fuck differently. Who knows what kinda Japanese techniques they got.
Alyssa Toress:lol
DM:I just hope I don’t get one of those Iajutsu whores that can finsh you off in one blow.
I like to get my money’s worth.
Alyssa Toress:i think its like america
you pay for a time slot
DM:Well yeah it varies on how much time they give you. like generally if they give you an hour it’s good, if it’s a half hour place, it’s gonna suck.
In Thailand supposedly places have 2 hour increment with two girls and they throw in HIV infection for free.
Alyssa Toress::/
and the girls have dicks
DM:Yeah lol, there’s always that worry too.
Alyssa Toress:man no wonder sachi wont play if this is how you act :P
DM:lol. I’ve always acted that way :P
Sefiros:just finishing dinner, be there in a few mins
Tabris:Heh, still waiting on G anyway
DM:well we can do Herlock’s scene with Suzu.
Since he wanted to talk to her privately anyway.
Alyssa Toress:i was gonna do a girls night out with suzu
DM:So might as wewll do that while we’re waitng.
Alyssa Toress:with me and anise and virilla and suzu and areille
Tabris:Yeah go for it
I’m trying to get this Pokemon egg to hatch right now anyway
Alyssa Toress:viniira
or whatever her name is
the horny
what pokemon
Tabris:I don’t know, some random dude gave it to me
Alyssa Toress:oh
probably something shitty like magikarp
DM:DOn’t you have to do exercise or something to hatch those?
Tabris:You gotta walk a bunch of steps
Alyssa Toress:you have to walk in circles
Tabris:So I’m on my bike just going back and forth
Alyssa Toress:hes not playing pokemon go
hes playing actual pokemon
Tabris:lol yeah
I always assume Pokemon go whenever anyone talks about it now
Alyssa Toress:pokemon go is dead now anyway
its player base fell off a cliff
DM:I never played it so I dunno.
I figured it’d be a fad.
Alyssa Toress:yeah
it lasted like 3 weeks
Tabris:I never saw the attraction in it
DM:I mean ti didn’t realyl seem to have any actual gameplay lol
Tabris:Yeah there isn’t really
Alyssa Toress:anyway lets do my thing with suzu
DM:Like it was basically stamp collection tied to Augmented reality.
Alyssa Toress:yeah basically
you couldnt even get mew!
or the legendary birds
or mewtwo
DM:Alright did you have any specific event involved or just wandering the city?
I’m not really sure what those are, I don’t know shit about pokemon
Alyssa Toress:i wanted to have a girls only party type thing
DM:beyond like Pikachu.
Alyssa Toress:maybe go to clubs?
who knows
watch movies
read books
i dunno
do movies exist
DM:heh okay. so I guess you could have it at the Toress barracks.
Alyssa Toress:in this wolrd
Tabris:Drink heavily and do hits of ecstasy
DM:They allow you in there.
Alyssa Toress:okay
so me, anise, suzu, arielle and viniira if they want to come
we can drink and stuff
read from funny books
i think they did that
before they invented electricity
is it nice there?
DM:Nah there’s not really movies, they do have a basic phonograph but no actual direct recording capability.
Alyssa Toress:do they have like a cool room for us to hang out in
DM:Yeah heh.. the Toress barracks is nice, plus there’s parks and such too whihc are pretty nice.
Alyssa Toress:great
DM:Can have gatheringgs there.
Alyssa Toress:we can hang out in a park and drink
“oh it feels nice to be back in the city”
“did you guys have a good vacation?”
Tabris:There we go, egg hatched
Alyssa Toress:what was it
Tabris:It’s a Larvesta
Alyssa Toress:is that a crab
Tabris:Nah it’s a bug pokemon
Alyssa Toress:oh
Tabris:It grows into that Fire moth thing
Alyssa Toress:right
i knew it was fire
DM:You gather up Suzu, Viniiira and Anise… and Arielle shows up, also bringing along frends from her band, Helenia, Justnia and Laventa (ones ec gonna arrange tokens)
Alyssa Toress:wow a lot of people
Princess Arielle Toress:“I brought along a few from Dragon band too. I didn’t think you’d mind.”
Alyssa Toress:“nah the more the merrier”
Tabris:(Lots of positive role models for Suzu)
Alyssa Toress:(i’m not one of them)
DM:Everyone makes introductions of who they are (so we can spare bit of itme there… )
Alyssa Toress:okay
DM:And you get into some minor conversation, gonna skip a bit of the small talk phase.. so you can get into what youwanted to bring up.
Alyssa Toress:okay
thats fine
“so suzu i’m a bit worried”
“i think you are a nice girl and we could be good friends”
“and i want to help you”

  • Suzu Ueno seems to freeze a bit being called on directly, she’s been quiet most of the conversation, just listening.
    Alyssa Toress:“i know things are different in makoro”
    “and girls arent treated the same there”
    “but you are going to a knight of the empire”
    “and you have all these opportunities ahead of you”
    “and friends that care for you”
    “and we just want you to be happy with us”
    “and it seems like masaru and nori have been shitty to you which they shouldnt”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Somebody should teach those guys a lesson.”
    Alyssa Toress:“someone did already”
  • Viniira the Horned smiles.
    Viniira the Horned:“Arlready did… but they’re slow learners.”
    Alyssa Toress:“we want to make you believe in youself”
    Suzu Ueno:“But I’m not as good a fighter as the rest of you… I can’t really do anything special.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i think the 7 of us can help you become great though”
    “we can make you a good fighter”
    Princess Arielle Toress:“I’m sure we could find something you’re good at.”
    Alyssa Toress:“and even then”
    “there are other tools than a sword or weapon”
    “i have my mind and words”
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Plus there’s always magitech armor if you want to hit someone really hard.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah thats true”
    can i make a roll
    to convince her
    DM:Well what are you trying to convince her of exactly? I mean thus far she’s pretty convinced she’s not good at anything heh.
    Alyssa Toress:give her some self confidence
    some backbone
    raise her spirits
    and that we will make her great
    just convince her she can be a great knight
    DM:Well I mean you could be temporarily motivational. I mean… over the long-term, it’ll be more difficult. I mean generally you can talk someone into short-term stuff, but actually changing their personality is much tougher. heh.
    Alyssa Toress:mmm
    how about this
    convince her to let us train her
    and help her become a better fighter
    over the next few years
    DM:Yeah you could try to convince her to let you train her extra on her off time possibly.
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    Tabris:Convince her to break the mold and not be beholden to the expectations of Makoro society
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    gonna hero point that
    Tabris:Heh, add 10
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    man i rolled shit twice in a row
    DM:You’ve managed to convince her some, though you do learn of some reservations as well from her…
    Tabris:Happens to me all the time
    Suzu Ueno:“My father said that no true lady of Makoro should use magitech.. but I guess if you want to teach me how to use swords and bows.”
    Alyssa Toress:“okay we can do that”
    i’ll convince her of magitech later on
    okay so yeah thats all i wanted to talk to her about i guess
    just try to convince her
    Tabris:Heh, kinda weird her father would be like that when the daimyo he’s pledged to is all open and shit about using magitech and modernizing Makoro
    Suzu Ueno:“My father was furious when he heard I was learning to use magitech… saying the empire woudl poison me.”
  • Suzu Ueno hangs her head in shame.
    Alyssa Toress:“dont worry about it suzu”
    “we can teach you oither things”
    DM:well just because the daimyo is more progressive, some of his vassals aren’t heh.
    Alyssa Toress:“to make your father proud”
    DM:I mea it was an unpopular decison to give women rights over there.
    Since they had to release their sex slaves.
    Alyssa Toress:just like deus ex
    DM:So it wasn’t really a popular decison, in f act Sora Yoshinori is in a lot of trouble with some of his vassals, some fear osmeone may challenge his leadership at some point
    since the edict he made giving women rights was pretty heavily unpopular.
    They basically sent Suzu to Aylanae basically to avoid directly defying him, but clearly they still wnt their daughter to be a traditonal Makoro girl.
    Alyssa Toress:its like johnson signing the civil rights act or the voting rights act or whatever and giving the south to republicans for 2 generations
    DM:pretty much lol
    Alyssa Toress:oh well
    anything else we need to discuss
    or not?
    DM:Antoher voicec speaks out from one of the trees.
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    oh god its hana
    Hana Makenki:“Well screw that guy if he tells you what to do. I don’t let anyone tell me what to do.”
    Alyssa Toress:“oh hey hana”
    Hana Makenki:“Also why didn’t you invite me Arielle!?”
    Princess Arielle Toress:“Well I didn’t want you to get too drunk… and besides…”
    Hana Makenki:“Yeah I know, you wanted to keep me away from your sister. Look I only said she was really hot like a few times… It’s nothing to worry about.”
    Princess Arielle Toress:“More than a few times…”
    Hana Makenki:“Yeah whatever… hey lets kick this party up a notch!”
  • Hana Makenki refills her wine glass, which you don’t remember actually giving to her.
    Alyssa Toress:(sef isnt back yet huh)
    Helenia Chrystri:“So that’s what happened to my wine glass…”
    Hana Makenki:“You weren’t gonna drink it anyway.”
  • Alyssa Toress drains her wine
    Alyssa Toress:“can i get another?”
    DM:Arielle pours wine and refills some of the glasses for everyone, including Hana.
    Alyssa Toress:“hana you arent a normal makoro girl huh”
    Hana Makenki:“Nope. I figured the best way is to horrify them with a lot of unladylike behavior, so they get desensetized… then they hardly realie you’re carrying a katana even though you’re not supposed to be.”
    “Well actually I mostly just stay away from Makoro anyway.”
    Alyssa Toress:"i went there during the break
    Hana Makenki:“As much as possible, it’s a pretty boring place.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i met some nice people”
    “and some not so nice people”
    Hana Makenki:“Yeah most of them suck, it’s okay you can say it, I was born there.”
    Laventa Gorn:“I’m sure it can’t be all bad…”
    Alyssa Toress:“it wasnt all bad”
    Anise Dreamborn:“I didn’t think it was that bad.”
    Alyssa Toress:“the hot springs are really nice”
    Hana Makenki:“You went to a hot spring?”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah”
  • Hana Makenki opens her eyes wide with a bit of surprise clearly forming a mental picture.
    Hana Makenki:“You should have asked me first, I could have taken you to the best hot springs in Makoro!”
    Alyssa Toress:“it was a business trip”
    “not pleasure”
    Tabris:(Yeah you just let us do all the business lol)
  • Anise Dreamborn seems to grow quiet remembering some of the embarassing thigns she did in the hot springs and during the trip in general.
    Alyssa Toress:(i found out where the oni was!)
    Helenia Chrystri:“I’d like to visit a hot spring, that sounds like it’d be really relaxing.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah its great”
    DM:Anyway.. I’m gonna fast forward the rest of the conversation and move on…
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    DM:nless you had pressing matters to discuss.
    Alyssa Toress:nope
    i was just waiting for sef
    DM:heh okay, most of the rest of the celebration goes by without too much incident… well besides Hana getting drunk and trying to convince everyone to play ‘Kiss the princess’ a new game you’re pretty sure she invented, but she claimed it a tradition of her family.
    Of course, everyone pretty much was opposed to that idea…
    Anyway the celebration breakss and you return to barracks. Was there anything anyone wnted to do befofre I fast forward for a few months?
    Tabris:I’m good, got nothing in particular in mind for now
    Alyssa Toress:nope
    is garrion around?
    Tabris:He logged in, I assume he’s lurking
    Alyssa Toress:i wondered if he went afk
    Tabris:lol yeah says he went idle
    DM:heh… oh well.. guess we’ll just skip ahead.
    Sef around?
    Tabris:Well he said he was back
    Young Geralt:i
    ‘m here.. went to get a drink
    DM:heh okay.
    Alright so doesn’t seem like anyone wnt s to do anything extra before we time skip a bit…
    Young Geralt:nada
    DM:A few months pass during your training… and your training paths further diversify with a few common classes, like imperial history and imperial ethics.
    Young Geralt:yay, propaganda and social engineering
    DM:Hamidar starts to evolve some odd innate powers, which warrant thier own training…
    Tabris:Uh oh, he went mind reader
    Sefiros:the least known char
    Alyssa Toress:who
    i dont know who that is
    Sefiros:i forget he exists, so maybe he has psychic stealth
    Tabris:One of the guys in our band, lol
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    Tabris:Hamidar Garaz
    DM:Hamidar Garaz, he’s another one of your band, who you hanv’et really talked to much.
    Alyssa Toress:i dont know him
    Sefiros:yeah he’s said like 2 words
    Tabris:Yeah heh
    DM:he was Geralt’s partner in the shock pistol tournament heh.
    Sefiros:must be kin to taesian
    or his discipline
    DM:But yeah he’s pretty quiet.
    Sefiros:i forget, who’s house garaz sworn to?
    DM:Defintely a big introvert heh… and his power only further seems to keep him from people, as he seems to expel a sort of poisonous gas…
    Sefiros:ah right
    theyre the public face, and get all their imbued right?
    Tabris:Yeah something like that
    DM:Tecnically they’re just called “allies” of Illuvian, but a lot fo them call them a vassal house.
    Like unoffically a vassal house rather
    Sefiros:House Illuvian, aka Illuvinati
    DM:Since Illuvian is often said to be pulling the strings and helps them get imbued.
    Sefiros:yeah like i said, The Illuvinati….
    he wasnt Geralts partner, Hamidar was my partner durign the pistol test
    me and him vs geralt/suzu
    DM:Anyway… it seems simply being around him sligthly inhibited aela based powers, alsmost as if he had some kind of disruptive aura around him that posioned the air.
    oh right yeah, your partner
    I knew he was one of your partners. heh.
    Tabris:Yeah heh
    DM:There’s whsipers among the band that maybe Hamidar was altered in some way by House Illuvian, and they’ve tried to turn him into some kind of anti-aela weapon.
    Alyssa Toress:great
    DM:In any case, he’s given his own private bits of trianing to work on his unique talents…
    And he doesn’t seem to make any friends…. everyone pretty much staying away from him, and keeping him as quiet as ever…
    Sefiros:the worst part about being an aela user is all the anti-aela shit thats around
    DM:He does seem like the loner of the band for sure…
    Sefiros:all kind of tech devices, etc
    DM:Masaru tends to hang to himself quite a bit as well… focusing on refining his trainng, since he and Nori had a falling out.
    Alyssa Toress:we are gonna get an update on everyone rihgt
    DM:Fortunately he hasn’t bulied Suzu anymore… mostly focusing on mastering his swordplay.
    Alyssa Toress:and laventa and sythe
    Tabris:Heh, long as he leaves Suzu alone Calim will treat him with some respect, won’t go out of his way to antagonize him or anything
    Alyssa Toress:yeah thats fine
    DM:Nori pretty much has been outted as an inferior fighter of the group… and while he tries hard in training sparring constantly, he’s gotten a reputation as the guy who always loses. It seems even young Vilar, the boy templar can beat him.
    Alyssa Toress:welp
    nori is gonna have a shit life
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:a bad fighter in makoro that fucked up their relationship with their lord?
    Calim Gorn:Ronen is always hiring
    Alyssa Toress:so is rahseld
    DM:Vilar himself has evolved quite a bit over last year and this one… he’s recieved a special weapon of his own design from the templar. A two bladed magitech sword that’s capable fo tranforming into a cannon and also a sniper rifle configuration..
    Alyssa Toress:i need someone to work in my factories
    DM:Apparently it’s an old elven d evice they decided to try to have him master and he’s managed to get the hang of it rather well
    Alyssa Toress:a fucking cannon
    Calim Gorn:NIce
    DM:Well not a huge cannon, I more meant just a high caliber rifle.
    So I guess more of a big shotgun slug heh.
    Designed for short range stuff.
    Young Geralt:like a 50 S&W ;)
    Sefiros:i’ll give masaru some company here and there if he’s alone since noori bounced on him
    dont wanna isolate him and make him even more anti-social prick
    will practice my katana skillz with him at least
    DM:The blade can also be thrown and home in on a target as well. In additon to that Vilar has some innate powers, like flight and the ability to create a barrier of air to deflect attacks.
    Alyssa Toress:if anise is uncomfortable with going against her religion i am gonna stop going after her okay
    DM:Gregorio more or less continues to refine his electrical attacks.. though he has apaprently been pursuing the princess..
    As for Anise…
    The templar aparently have caught wind of her relationship with the princess, or so is your guess and she’s been separated from Alyssa for as long as they can manage.
    Alyssa Toress:welp
    Calim Gorn:Forbidden love!
    DM:Kept in separate Templar barracks and given rigorous duties and trainng to give her little free time, perhaps as a punishment…
    Alyssa Toress:(i mean i dont really love her)
    Young Geralt:more like lust
    Alyssa Toress:(i was just using her)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Viniira seems to stickl with her traditional axe weapon, despite them trying to see if she wants to use magitech weapon or some other more refined weapon.
    But she seems compoetent enough to stick to it, and rather good with it, the trainers haven’t been pairing her against Nori to avoid humiliating him, in fact he just gets paired against the men..
    But you suspect that they think he might lose to Viniira if they were paired…
    Young Geralt:i’ll spar with Viniira whenever i can….
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    DM:It’s only Suzu who remains the weakest… she’s a tiny girl and apparently not all that gret with mundane weapons… her swordplay and bow use is pretty bad… she doesn’t really have the muscle to use them effectively and despite trying to teach her to use finesse weaponry… she still lacks a lot of the physical might, and a foe ccan sue that against her.
    Alyssa Toress:geralt was trying to pick her up right
    Calim Gorn:This should be your in to teaching her magitech weapons, they can make up for her physical deficitis
    Alyssa Toress:i mean yeah
    but she didnt want to
    i didnt roll well enough
    DM:As for Geralt and Vinira, he finds that he has some new competition.. many of the girls are now seem to be rather interested in Taesian Stormblood, the talented magic user from the Wolfheart clan (and also extremeyl attractive) .
    Alyssa Toress:who
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Sefiros:did she display any nack for any kind of magical shit? (suzu that is)
    DM:He’s a member of Dragonband.
    Alyssa Toress:ah
    Sefiros:i seem to recall her using some prayers or something before
    Calim Gorn:She had some basic skill from what I remember
    Sefiros:guess she was just praying for her life
    and not summoning Bahamut
    Alyssa Toress:no one wants baelis i guess
    DM:And one of the magic users that Alyssa has trained with before, he kind of sticks to himself but has a sort of loner allure, being the survivor of the aawakening of Tingath, and having his family slaughtered…
    Calim Gorn:And Taesian is Rift’s character from the previous campaign
    Alyssa Toress:the drunk
    DM:He’s the last surivor of his clan… and very attractive and has caught the eye of many of the imbued girls, including Vinira, Arielle, Helenia and some say even Laventa… you’ve even ccaught Suzu looking at him sometimes…
    And perhaps Alyssa too…
    Alyssa Toress:(nope)
    Calim Gorn:(No way Laventa would be interested in that =P)
    Alyssa Toress:(yeah he isnt even related to her)
    DM:Well he’s hot and has some charisma. He does have 7 presence… so…
    Alyssa Toress:wow hes almost as hot as me
    DM:I mean if she was gonna screw someone that wasn’t her brother, it would probably be him.. or Alyssa.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Yeah he’s got attractive 2 as well
    Alyssa Toress:(i am not messing with a gorn)
    (no way)
    DM:But yeah… so anyway Taesian has caught the eye of many of the girls as he’s now more commonly seen walking about the city.
    Though thus far he hasn’t shown any interest in Viniira yet.. despite Viniira’s interest in him, so Geralt can rest easy.. for now…
    Alyssa Toress:can he?
    Sefiros:taesian is the male version of a hot but crazy gf
    Calim Gorn:No that was Sef
    Sefiros:Taesian is crazy enough for me
    DM:Sythe and Alyssa continue their relationshiop, he seems pretty addicted to her (she is currently the hottest girl so that’s not too surprisng)… On ocasion some of the other members of Dragonband like Kaldar Orun have tried to talk to Alyssa as well.
    Sefiros:his crazy must have rubbed off on you, if you’re defending him
    Alyssa Toress:i am gonna be faithful to sythe
    Sefiros:thats like defending charles manson
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Sefiros:no win situation
    DM:Alyssa does see Anise in magic trainng from time to time though she’s apparently got instructions from the templar to stay awy from her, and mallegaunt does try to keep them apart.
    Alyssa Toress::(
    Sefiros:whats the point in having high prescence as Taesian anyways
    what does he do, seduce people by writing them notes
    Alyssa Toress:can i see sythe all i want
    Sefiros:he’s mute
    Calim Gorn:lol seriously
    Besides I thought he was with Helenia
    DM:Well he does get with Helenia later. this is still the past.
    Sefiros:yeah i always thought it funny he whored prescence but literally just stayed in a closet all day or something and never talked to anyone
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    DM:Yeah they don’t seem to impede Alyssa seeing Sythe at all. Well except for Hana whod id arrange some obstacles..
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    DM:Luike at one time they were supposed to meet and she managed to rig Sythe’s door to not open, though Sythe was ble to fix it much to her disappointment.
    Sythe even engineered clever distractions for her to keep her off the track.
    Alyssa Toress:maybe he should just stay in my room
    Calim Gorn:Yeah those two seem like they’d be natural rivals
    DM:And it’s been a sort of arms race between Sythe and Hana, though Sythe is getting the better of it for now…
    Alyssa Toress:to stay safe
    Sefiros:what both fighting for the princess’ attention?
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    Sefiros:or is it hana wanting sythes attention?
    Alyssa Toress:hana wants mine
    DM:hehe nah, Hana wants the princess.
    Calim Gorn:Would we know about Taesian having mental powers and shit? Like I’m assuming that’s the rumor
    DM:Masaru spends most of his time training with either Hachi or with the mysterious Sefiros (also a member of Dragon band). apparently trying to learn some of his secrets.
    Wants to master the art of one blow
    funny thing is, when i played Sef, i was on a streak of bad luck
    so i literally got my ass kicked at everything during training
    i didnt start rollin 20s till later in my career
    yeah guess so
    he just got critted
    maybe we can luck up, and Sef kills masaru in training
    and thats how he gets mind deathed
    Calim Gorn:Yeah that’d be awesome
    Sefiros:throw taesian in as well
    DM:Perhaps the most interesting moment is when Daimyo Oshiro shows up (Masaru’s father) to personally review the progress of his son.
    Well I didn’t think a cool arc might be if Calim kills Taesian in a male yandere moment :P
    Reverse it this time.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Sefiros:calims a homo?
    Calim Gorn:Heh no
    DM:heh, nah, I mean Taesian stealing his chick
    Calim Gorn:He means me being jealous of Taesian going after Laventa
    Sefiros:i know im just teasing
    DM:The vist from the daimyo gives you good opportunity to potentially humiliate Masaru…
    Sefiros:yeah Rifty aint even here and we’re still being dicked around by his ghost
    Calim Gorn:lol, nah like I said, as long as Masaru leaves Suzu alone and isn’t a total dick to the rest of us I’ll leave him be
    Sefiros:i could take a dive in a training match to help boost his confidence
    DM:Yeah heh, or you could work to help him as well.
    Sefiros:but the oshiro may spot it, and instead itd prolly embarass him or some shit
    and he makes him commit seppeku
    guess Masaru is our Seifer then
    Calim Gorn:Works for me
    Sefiros:noori was fujin/raiden
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Masaru at one point speaks to his father, Daimyo Oshiro at the barracks in his room.. and Viniira suggests listening in.
    Viniira the Horned:“Anyone else want to hear what they’re saying?”
    Alyssa Toress:nope
    not me
  • Vilar Elfglow nods.
    Alyssa Toress:i can look in tho
    Vilar Elfglow:“Yeah lets go check it out…”
    Alyssa Toress:i can see thru walls
    Calim Gorn:“I admit some curiosity… But I’d rather not cause any more trouble with Masaru, he’s actually been tolerable lately.”
    Viniira the Horned:“Well he doesn’t have to know we’re there, we’ll just listen.”
    Alyssa Toress:i am gonna spy on them thru the walls okay
    DM:well keep in mind herlock you just got vison, so I mean you won’t get the words unless you’re closer.
    Alyssa Toress:i know
    DM:heh okay.
    Alyssa Toress:i am just gonna watch
    i aint gonna listen
    i dont wnt to get caught
    but if his dad is yelling
    i will be able to tell
    by his body language
    DM:okay, anyone want to try to listen?
    Alyssa Toress:or if he hits him
    or something
    DM:Or you just gonna stay put and let Vinira nad Vilar try?
    Calim Gorn:I’ll just let Viniira and Vilar do it
    I’m not gonna get involved
    DM:heh okay, guess nobody is listening in then…
    Sefiros:i got extended hearing for that :-p
    DM:Alyssa cna see the daimyo speaks sternly at Masaru, he’s the type of no-nonsense people that you can’t imagine ever smiling…
    Sefiros:kind of the point, dont gotta be right next to people to eavsdrop
    DM:Yeah okay, so you can listen in then
    I’ll tell you what he’s saying…
    Sefiros:though i mean i’d prolly be around anyways, since i was trying to throw an olive branch with the dude
    DM:Well they’re speaking privately in his room
    Sefiros:was hoping he was the sad bully i could rehabilittate
    DM:But you could listen at or near the door, a ltitle farther away for you with your hearing.
    Anyway this is what you hear…
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:"Sit. "
    “I have heard word from your trainers that you lost to a girl, not once but twice.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“But it-”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“No Excuses!”
    Sefiros:lol when did he lose to a girl?
    Alyssa Toress:viniira
    and me
    Alyssa Toress:the first day of training
    Calim Gorn:Alyssa and I beat him and Nori in the stun pistol exercise
    Alyssa Toress:and like a few months ago
    he lost to viniira
    Calim Gorn:And then Viniira, Geralt, and me beat him and Nori earlier
    Sefiros:well that was more like a royal rumble
    Calim Gorn:Justy also snapped his katana
    Alyssa Toress:yeah but he is dad is a jackass
    Sefiros:everyone was whoopin everyone i thougth
    Alyssa Toress:oh right
    Calim Gorn:And he lost to his instructor too
    Alyssa Toress:yup
    thats 4 girls beating him up
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Alyssa Toress:we’re lucky his father doesnt know about the other 2
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“You have done nothing but lose battles. You stain our family name with your poor performance.”
    “You have been nothing but shame… You are unworthy of the imbuing that I gave you.”
    Alyssa Toress:wow
    he regrets raping that girl huh
    Masaru Oshiro:“But… they cheated!”
    “And Nori was useless!”
    Alyssa Toress:you know i bet marasus life would be much better if he didnt attack that instructor day 1
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“More excuses from a worthless maggot. The seed that sprung you forth would have been better off on the floor than in your mother.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“I Shall prove myself!”
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“Were you not imbued, I would tell you to fall on your sword to spare the Oshiro more lost honor.”
    Calim Gorn:Heh damn
    Alyssa Toress:i cant hear him but i bet i can tell hes mad
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“You shall not have my lands Masaru. Even with the superiority of Imbuing, you cannot even surpass your own mundane brother.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“Please father! I can show you I’m the worthy warrior to carry on our family name!”
    Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“Very well, I shall give you one last chance… I shall arrange a tournament among your band, you shall get your fair fight…. but if you do not win, then you shall be exposed as the failure I already know you are.”
    Calim Gorn:Well this should be fun
    DM:With that the daimyo walks out of the room.
    Alyssa Toress:i am gonna abstain from the tournament
    i dont want to do any combat and just rp tonight
    i mean other people can do combat
    but i am too tired
    DM:Well thye tournament fortunately doesn’t seem to e arranged anytime soon… he’s giving masaru some more time to train.
    Alyssa Toress:so i forfeit
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Viniira the Horned:“Well Masaru really got it. Apparently his father is going to try arrange a tournament., and if Masaru loses, he’s be disgraced.”
    Alyssa Toress:“maybe we shoud let him win”
    Calim Gorn:“Lovely… So we all have to dance for the Daimyo’s amusement with the fate of his son on the line.”
    Alyssa Toress:“he hasnt been treating suzu poorly lately which is all i wanted”
    Young Geralt:this being eported to all of us?
    DM:Yeah Vinira is telling everyone basically
    Viniira the Horned:“Let him win? Come on.”
    Calim Gorn:“If the Daimyo figures out that we’re taking it easy on Masaru and letting him win then that might be an even bigger disgrace.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah thats true”
    Young Geralt:“It seems all his father cares is that he not lose to a girl.”
    Alyssa Toress:“okay i guess beat him up”
    Viniira the Horned:“Yeah that’s why I’m going to be the one that defeats him.”
    Calim Gorn:“I do worry about what he might do if he loses though… He’s actually been tolerable as of late, I’d rather not see him get pushed off the deep end.”
  • Sefiros nods.
    Young Geralt:If this tournament is tiered he may lose to a man before you even get to face him Viniira."
    Viniira the Horned:“Well I can always request to face him first…”
    “I figure if I call him out, he’ll have to answer the challenge.”
    Vilar Elfglow:“Why would you want to do that?”
    Viniira the Horned:“I can’t risk anyone else beating him first…”
    Calim Gorn:“Don’t let overconfidence get the better of you.”
    “Masaru will doubtless be giving this everything he has.”
    Viniira the Horned:“That’s why it’ll be all the better to beat him.”
    Young Geralt:“I fear he may not fight fairly if he is forced to face you. He will likely cheat and you could get badly hurt.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Yeah who knows what he’s going to do.”
    Calim Gorn:“If it’s a matter of honor then he’ll fight fairly, otherwise he’s no better than us honorless cheaters that he hates so much.”
    Alyssa Toress:“oh well we’ll see how it goes”
    Young Geralt:“We all know you are better than him, you don;t have to prove anything to us. i just want you to be safe.”
    Alyssa Toress:“lets just see what happens”
    Viniira the Horned:“It’s not about proving anyhing to you guys. It’s about humiliating him.”
    Hachikomaru:’You’re as disgraceful as he is."
  • Hachikomaru says to the wild woman.
  • Viniira the Horned looks to Hachi.
    Hachikomaru:“Deriving pleasure from humiliating your bandmate.”
    “Now you’re just acting like he was.”
    Viniira the Horned:“I saw what he did to Geralt. He deserves no compassion.”
    Hachikomaru:“The reason he acts as he does, is because no one has shown him compasion.”
    Viniira the Horned:“Besides, it’s not like we want that guy becoming one of the most powerful people in the empire after his father dies.”
    Young Geralt:“You bested him and the fight was won for us and Suzu. There is no need to dig the knife in deeper.”
    Hachikomaru:“If we would do so, then perhaps he would change.”
    Calim Gorn:“It’s a little difficult to show compassion to someone who acts like he’s still in Makoro and trying to rule over us all.”
    Hachikomaru:“You see now why he acts that way, his father is a hard man.”
    Young Geralt:“You have a point Viniira. I don;t care to see him rule as his father either. Perhaps though he can be better.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Yeah his father seems like he’s pretty difficult to deal with.”
    Calim Gorn:“Heh, he isn’t the only one with father issues.”
    Hachikomaru:“He is our bandmate afterall.”
    “We should look out for each other.”
    Calim Gorn:“I could respect him if he didn’t try to make himself Daimyo of Emerald Band, but when he treats the rest of us like dirt because we aren’t high born like he is then he gets nothing from me.”
    Hachikomaru:“Not keep trying to tear each other down.”
    Viniira the Horned:“He trained with us, but he’s no true friend. I wouldn’t trust him to watch my back.”
    Calim Gorn:“And I don’t care what the Makoro tradition is, women in the empire are equals to men, especially Imbued.”
  • Hachikomaru sighs.
  • Gregorio Prodynorites nods.
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Yeah I don’t know why they treat women that way… it’s awful.”
    Calim Gorn:“Like I said, I could respect him if he didn’t try to make everywhere he went an extension of Makoro and make us into his slavering subjects.”
    “But as it is, nah.”
    Hachikomaru:“I wish I had been recruited into another band, instead of this chaotic cesspool of petty children.”
    Alyssa Toress:“calim he treats high born like dirt too”
    Hachikomaru:“No offense, your highness.”
    Alyssa Toress:“hachi we’ve known each other for a year just call my alyssa please”
    Young Geralt:“Hey, we are not all that bad. Just a few bad seeds. I’m sure every band has their pains.”
    Alyssa Toress:“we’re friends”
    “you saw me naked”
    Vilar Elfglow:(to Sef) “You’re only saying that because you’re older than all of us.”
  • Hachikomaru shrugs.
    Calim Gorn:“I don’t see how it’s petty to want to be treated like a human being instead of Masaru’s subject.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“He saw you naked?”
  • Gregorio Prodynorites seems to have instantly forgotten about Masaru at the mention of Alyssa naked.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:“I would like to help the poor boy, instead of gaining pleasure from his unhappiness.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i was at a hot springs and he showed up it was very embarrasing”
    “it was just me and this other makoro girl”
    Calim Gorn:“I don’t take pleasure from his unhappiness, but honestly I feel he is beyond help the way he is.”
    Alyssa Toress:“and boom some guys showed up”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Vilar Elfglow:(to Geralt) “Yeah all band has their own problems… Dragon band has Baelis Sunborn.. he’s oneof the templar and everyone says he’s a disgrace he’s always drunk…”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:(to Sef) “it’s very rude to burst in on a girl when she’s bathing. What were you thinking?”
    Alyssa Toress:lol
  • Hachikomaru looks a bit confused.
    Hachikomaru:“What is he talking about?”
    Alyssa Toress:“dont worry about it gregorio lets just focus on marasu”
  • Young Geralt ionjects without thinking…. “Well we had just killed a giant and needed to wash the blood off.”
    Hachikomaru:"I believe it was Geralt, and Calim who “burst’ in on her.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah i sent them to kill a giant demon”
    Hachikomaru:“I just responded to the screams I heard.”
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Calim Gorn:“I think they called it an oni.”
    Vilar Elfglow:“You killed a giant?”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah it was an oni”
    “no it wasnt a giant”
    ‘it was a giant, demon"
    “large sized”
    Calim Gorn:“Well it probably qualified as one, it was about 10 feet tall.”
    Viniira the Horned:"Oh come on… Makoro doesn’t have any Earth demons."
    Young Geralt:“That thing’s head was HUGE.”, Geralt extends his arms as wide as they will stretch.
    Alyssa Toress:“it wasnt an earth demon”
    “it was ummmm some other kind of demon”
    “from makoro lore”
  • Vilar Elfglow looks wide-eyed at Geralt… while Gregorio and Vinira don’t seem to be buying it so much
    Alyssa Toress:“he ate people”
    Viniira the Horned:“Yeah they call everything a demon in other lands… in Yt, they’re just commonplace.”
    “You can’t go too far without encountering something enchanted.”
  • Viniira the Horned smirks.
    Alyssa Toress:“anyway that doesnt matter”
    “viniira if you want to fight masaru for real no one will stop you”
    Young Geralt:“That is true… but nonetheless the thing was big, till Hachi bit it’s head.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Hachi, bit it?”
  • Gregorio Prodynorites looks to Hachi and then back to Geralt skeptically.
    Calim Gorn:“Yeah he can turn into a giant dog, it’s some kind of Makoro thing.”
    “You had to be there.”
    Vilar Elfglow:“Yeah I’ve read a little about it.. they say his father grew as large as the Archmage’s tower when he fought the terror from the sea during the Orothean war.”
  • Young Geralt winks to Hachi, seeing Greg’s reaction…. “Yeah we had to finally end it when he started hump[ing the thing’s leg.”
    Alyssa Toress:“he wasnt that big”
  • Gregorio Prodynorites still seems rather sketpical….
    Alyssa Toress:“but hes a growing boy”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Yeah I doubt that…”
    Alyssa Toress:“maybe still has time!”
    Viniira the Horned:“There’s a saying among the women of our clan that men are always exaggerating the size the of things, but no matter how large their words, the truth is usually a disappointment.”
  • Calim Gorn chuckles
    DM:Vilar and Gregorio don’t quite seem to get the full reference…
    Young Geralt:“That hurts….”, Geralt feigns a sad look.
    Hachikomaru:“Show me yours, I’ll show you mine?”
    Calim Gorn:“I’ll pass.”
    Viniira the Horned:(to Geralt) “Well at least some of your things are as big as you claim.”
    Alyssa Toress:wowzors
    Young Geralt:lol
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:“are you two?”
    Vilar Elfglow:“Show us what? You mean the dog thing?”
    Hachikomaru:“Nothing, just something I heard my cousin say once.”
    “A joke.”
    Alyssa Toress:“thats not a joke”
  • Young Geralt smiles at Viniira’s remark. “Yeah that is a big scar isn’t it.”
    Hachikomaru:“Well, no the joke was on me.”
    “At her expense.”
  • Viniira the Horned smirks back at Geralt.
    Alyssa Toress:“you two are huh”
    Young Geralt:“Yeah, we spar… how you think I’ve gotten so good with my sword…..”
    Alyssa Toress:“maybe someone will talk about something besides me and sythe now”
    Calim Gorn:“Nah.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Well that’s just a rumor right? I mean you two aren’t actually serious… right?”
    Hachikomaru:“Serious about what?”
    Alyssa Toress:“oh yeah totally a rumor”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:(that questiojnw as direction to the princess about Sythe and her relationship with him)
    Hachikomaru:“What is a rumor? Their mating?”
    Alyssa Toress:oh dear poor roll
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Viniira the Horned:“You know if you’re lying… we’ve got him…”
  • Viniira the Horned points to Hachi
    Alyssa Toress:“oh god”
    Viniira the Horned:“No amount of perfume is going to fool a great weredog.”
    Alyssa Toress:“please dont”
    Viniira the Horned:“What’s your opinion Hachi?”
  • Viniira the Horned smirks.
    Calim Gorn:“Well I suppose Alyssa has her research assignment for new uses of Aela now…”
    Hachikomaru:“Oh you mean the princess has found a mate, like you and Geralt?”
    “Congratulations, highness.”
    Alyssa Toress:“please just call me alyssa hachi”
  • Viniira the Horned doesn’t seem so embarassed about her relationship with Geralt.
    Hachikomaru:“When will your children be born?”
    Young Geralt:((hachi gonna sniff her crotch to find out??))
    Vilar Elfglow:“She’s pregnant?!”
  • Calim Gorn snorts
    Alyssa Toress:“no i am not pregnant”
    Hachikomaru:“And yours as well Viniira?”
    Alyssa Toress:“they have potions for that”
    “so you dont get pregnant”
    Hachikomaru:“They will be mightly warriors, I would think.”
    DM:heh well Hachi’s nose is sensetive enough he can do it at a distancce…
  • Calim Gorn laughs
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“So it’s true?”
    Alyssa Toress:“i mean maybe for the past year we’ve been dating yes”
    Viniira the Horned:“Doing a bit more than that…”
    Hachikomaru:“Mating you mean?”
  • Viniira the Horned smirks.
    Hachikomaru:“Mating, dating, whats the difference?”
    Alyssa Toress:“its a toress tradition viniira”
  • Hachikomaru looks a bit confused.
    Viniira the Horned:“You can’t fool the dog.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i’m sorry greg i didnt want to hurt you i knew how you felt about me”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“it’s okay… I didn’t know, I’m just going to head off to train some more…”
    DM:You can tell he’s obviously rather broken up about it even if he doesn’t show it.. he’d been in denial over the rumors.
    Hachikomaru:“Train to find a new mate?”
    Vilar Elfglow:“They train you hwo to do that?”
    Calim Gorn:“Yeahhhh…. no.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i mean yeah”
  • Gregorio Prodynorites turns and goes away, swiftly walking.
    Alyssa Toress:“i got lessons”:
    Hachikomaru:“Who taught you?”
    Alyssa Toress:“like how to find a date?”
    “my mom taught me”
    Hachikomaru:“I’m afraid, most of what I know came from my cousin, Hana.”
    Alyssa Toress:“oh wow”
    Calim Gorn:“That explains a few things.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah”
    Hachikomaru:(ie she tells him a bunch of BS to get him to embarss himself etc)
    Alyssa Toress:“hana has been trying to go after me a bunch”
    Young Geralt:like how it goes in their ear??
    Calim Gorn:“You shouldn’t put much stock in anything she tells you.”
    Alyssa Toress:“she keeps trying to break up my meetings with sythe”
    Viniira the Horned:“You rpobably shouldn’t listen to Hana. At all.”
    Hachikomaru:“Yes, I figured as much.”
    Vilar Elfglow:“Why does she do that?”
    Alyssa Toress:“i think she wants to be my mate”
    Hachikomaru:"She was the one who recommended I tell the others “You show me yours, and I’ll show you mine”, whatever that means."
    Alyssa Toress:“to put it in hachis terms”
  • Viniira the Horned smirks.
    Hachikomaru:“She said, i should reciprocate by showing my true form.”
  • Viniira the Horned laughs.
  • Calim Gorn just shakes his head
    Viniira the Horned:“I’m sure your mate will appreciate it.”
    Hachikomaru:“I wasn’t quite sure what they were going to show me, in exchange for showing my trueself.”
    ""I believe, she also said, I am to wear no clothes on my nameday."
    Young Geralt:“Hachi, my friend. We need to have a talk.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i mean i think sythe would be down if we included hana”
    Calim Gorn:“I’m sure he would…”
    Viniira the Horned:“Yeah but how would Hana feel about it?”
    Alyssa Toress:“probably fine”
    “i dont know i didnt ask her”
    Calim Gorn:“The two of them seem to have some sort of rivalry going on, I guess that would be just another battlefield to them.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i’m the terrain”
    “or maybe the war goal”
    “but i am du jure part of sythe’s domain”
    Calim Gorn:“Hmm… Fighting between the high hills and the low valley…”
    Vilar Elfglow:“What woudl you do with two girls? I thought mating just required one….”
    Alyssa Toress:“oh boy what cant you do”
    Hachikomaru:“I believe I hears someone say Hana, wanted to crush you as well, highness.”
    Young Geralt:“The caves are always a good stronghold.”
    Hachikomaru:“I don’t think you should worry though, she was likely just joking about crushing you.”
    Calim Gorn:“Indeed.”
    Hachikomaru:“You’re royalty afterall.”
    Calim Gorn:“That’s ‘has a crush,’ not ‘wants to crush.’”
    Hachikomaru:“What’s the difference?”
    Alyssa Toress:“small difference”
    Calim Gorn:“When you have a crush it means that you have romantic feelings for someone.”
    “Or at least a strong feeling of attraction.”
    Alyssa Toress:(does hachi know what lesbians is)
    Hachikomaru:“Ah, like when you pick a prospective mate?”
    Alyssa Toress:(does he know what gay is at all)
    Calim Gorn:“Sort of… I guess.”
    Alyssa Toress:“more of a weekend fling”
    Calim Gorn:“It isn’t really as pronounced as a long term committed relationship sort of thing.”
    “We also call it, um… Puppy love… You know… Because a puppy tends to be clingy and attached to their owner… I hope that doesn’t offend you.”
    Alyssa Toress:“we are gonna have to teach him a lot”
    Viniira the Horned:“I think the puppy love thing has a different meaning in our lands.”
    Alyssa Toress:“really?”
    Calim Gorn:“Strange…”
    Viniira the Horned:“Well it’s not so much about love, so much as technique…”
    Calim Gorn:rofl
  • Calim Gorn smirks…
    Calim Gorn:“I see…”
    Hachikomaru:“My uncle says I’m still a pup, my body grows slower compared to humans, but still a dog is considered an adult sooner than a human.”
    Viniira the Horned:“Your customs are strange… I’m s till confused by the courtly love practice in Rahseld.”
    Calim Gorn:“You aren’t the only one.”
    Alyssa Toress:“do you want a tutor viniira?”
    Viniira the Horned:“A tutor?”
    Hachikomaru:“Aye, I think I need one as well.”
    Alyssa Toress:“to teach you rahseld customs”
    Hachikomaru:“It seems Hana has been giving me false information to humor herself.”
    “At my expense.”
    Alyssa Toress:“its an important nation in the empire”
    Hachikomaru:“My aplogies.”
    Viniira the Horned:“oh, no not really the courtyl love thing sounded pretty boring. I never understood why someone would waste so much time.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i certainly dont bother with it”
  • Alyssa Toress skirks
  • Alyssa Toress smirks
    Vilar Elfglow:“I could use a tutor… noboy ever taught me any of this stuff.”
    Alyssa Toress:“you go straight for the real thing”
    Hachikomaru:“She knows she can get away with it, sincer her father is my liege lord.”
    “And I won’t retaliate.”
    “My uncle says, I should give her a taste of her own medicine.”
    “Or she’ll keep on picking on me.”
    Alyssa Toress:“maybe when you get older vilar”
    “you got some growing to do”
    Hachikomaru:“Me too.”
    Vilar Elfglow:"I’m old enough! I’m a great fighter! I can beat Nori pretty easily and I hold my own against all of you in training! "
    Viniira the Horned:“Anybody can beat Nori, lets be honest.?”
    “Anybody can beat Nori, lets be honest.”
    Calim Gorn:“Suzu can’t, not yet at least…”
    Alyssa Toress:“i mean… you havent gone through puberty yet have you?”
    Viniira the Horned:“Well okay, other than Suzu.”
    Alyssa Toress:“you cant actually… do it can you”
    Vilar Elfglow:“What’s puberty?”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:“see i was right”
    “i’ll give you a free pass in a couple years ago just remind me”
    okay just remind me*
    Vilar Elfglow:“A free pass?”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah!”
    Calim Gorn:“Better remember that.”
    Alyssa Toress:“but you gotta remember”
  • Vilar Elfglow nods.
    Viniira the Horned:“I guess Sythe should get his armies ready.”
  • Viniira the Horned smirks.
    Alyssa Toress:“i’m not big into monogomy”
    Viniira the Horned:"Makoro to the north… and the Templars now attacking from the west… "
    Alyssa Toress:“i havent done anything to the templars”
    Viniira the Horned:“Well not yet…”
    Hachikomaru:“I think she was being metaphorical.”
  • Viniira the Horned smirks.
    Hachikomaru:“In regards to your suitors.”
    “Or mates.”
    Viniira the Horned:“Think Ronen is waiting for a chance at the gap…. though you’ve got them cut off for a while.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yeah, they’re going to have to rethink their strategy.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i am sure ronen is very nice”
    Young Geralt:“She could just let them all in for a land grab.”
    Calim Gorn:“Divide and conquer?”
    Viniira the Horned:“You just stay away Taesian… (pauses) and Geralt.”
    Alyssa Toress:“okay if thats how you want it”
    Viniira the Horned:“As for Ronen, I hear it’s moody with a lot of thunderstorms.”
    Alyssa Toress:“it might have an electric touch though”
    “really give you a shock”
    Calim Gorn:“Indeed.”
    Young Geralt:“Don;t worry. Yt has enough to stay occupied.”
    Alyssa Toress:“makoro has no chance though”
    “well the women are nicer there”
    Viniira the Horned:“I wouldn’t count Makoro out… While you can’t teach an old dog new tricks…. this dog is young, and the foxes always have a trick or three…”
  • Viniira the Horned pats Hachi’s fur tail as she says that.
    Alyssa Toress:“thats kinda taking advantag of a child though”
  • Hachikomaru bows politely.
    Viniira the Horned:“They’re both older than you.”
    Alyssa Toress:“you know what i mean”
    DM:Anyway, I was gonna end the scene and fast forward at this point of you don’t have mcuh else to mention heh.
    Alyssa Toress:“anyway i gotta go to a meeting i’m sorry gotta go”
    Hachikomaru:who’s both?
    Calim Gorn:You and Hana
    DM:Anyway.. unless you wanted to do more I will FF through the rest of year 2.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah go for it
    Young Geralt:yeah, can FF
    DM:If you didn’t want to have any more conversations wiwth any NPCs or anything .
    Calim Gorn:Preparing to fast forward!
    Young Geralt:Make it so!
    Alyssa Toress:great
    Hachikomaru:could tell us the result of the tournament
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    DM:The tournament is gonna happen next year. heh.
    Calim Gorn:Why are you preparing you’re always preparing just go!
    Calim Gorn:Does that mean we’re gonna be PL7 for it?
    DM:Basically they do annoyunce it, apparently it’s going to be your first training using real weapons, as sopposed to practice weapons, wtih powerful imbbued on hand to handle immediate healing so nobody dies, probably…
    Calim Gorn:lol… Great
    Young Geralt:hehe
    DM:Yeah the daimyo insisted that they fight like men.
    So they’ve been prepping you a bit after that, you also had some basic training wtih magitech armor, though nothing major… for those that wanted it. (if you’ve got the vehicle skil)
    Calim Gorn:Heh, well I don’t have points in Vehicles yet but I would want to train with Magitech armor…
    Alyssa Toress:i am gonna forfeit at the tournament
    i dont fight in tournaments
    Young Geralt:it is magiMECH?
    Calim Gorn:I got a point or two unspent so I guess I could put some into Vehicles
    Alyssa Toress:because when i fight a man for real i dont want him to know what i can do
    DM:heh yeah magitech armor is basically a mech.
    It’s pretty much this big suit of armor you get inside and pilot using controls. with differentw eapons at your disposal and such
    Alyssa Toress:basically the eddard stark reason
    Calim Gorn:It’s basically the Escaflowne
    Or maybe Dunbine
    Alyssa Toress:escaflowne is way bigger
    its like 25-30 feet tall
    Calim Gorn:Nah they’re about the same size
    Alyssa Toress:really
    Calim Gorn:Dunbine might be a little smaller
    DM:A shiadar is like 16 feet taller.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’ve got a scale somewhere that has them on it
    DM:That’s kinda the standard magitech armor
    Young Geralt:ok, so should be start upgrading to PL7?
    Alyssa Toress:i havent seen that series in a long time
    Calim Gorn:Along with a bunch of other stuff
    Alyssa Toress:or the movie
    DM:The pandoran armor is 11 feet tall, that’s the smaller more agile armor.
    Alyssa Toress:can we just go straight to pl 8 to make my life easier
    DM:heh well I am gonna be moving faster with t he time bit…
    Alyssa Toress:yeah i just dont want to upgrade my character 5 points at a time constantly
    Calim Gorn:
    DM:Anyway, the end of year 2 comes rather quickly without too many issues…
    Young Geralt:WUSS ;)
    Alyssa Toress:jesus gunbuster is huge
    so i was right
    i said 25-30 feeet
    22.6 feet rounds to 25 feet
    Young Geralt:some of those remind me of Voltron
    DM:During the school year, Calim and Laventa also start to get closer.. spending muhc of thier time together… intialyl it starts out with Laventa upset that Taesian hasn’t returned her affections… but then it turns into something else….
    Alyssa Toress:oh shit
    Calim Gorn:Bow chicka wow
    Alyssa Toress:how old is calim now
    i am 14
    Calim Gorn:Heh, 14 now
    Alyssa Toress:ah
    Calim Gorn:And Laventa is 18
    Alyssa Toress:ah
    DM:You should be about 2 years older, or almost.. from when you s tarted.
    Alyssa Toress:so yeah thats pretty old
    well into the
    wow i wanna bone territory
    Young Geralt:what a cougar
    Calim Gorn:I told her not to associate with Taesian anyway, he’s dangerous
    He has mental powers and shit
    DM:yeah well she didn’t really listen that much I mean she trains in magic near him.. and she’s kinda friendly so.
    I mea he seemed attractive enough, she couldn’t imagine he had bad intentions….
    Calim Gorn:But he ended up not going for her anyway
    Because he’s Taesian
    DM:yeah lol
    Because of that.
    Alyssa Toress:do people hear about calim and laventa
    or is it just hush hush
    DM:For the vaction period… basically the chieftain of the Mooneagle clan, and temporary thronehold of Yt (basically the thronehold is the one who votes on imbuings on the council), but Yt passes theirs around each year so no one clan is superior…
  • Calim Gorn seems somewhat possessive of his older sister and maybe a little jealous that she was paying attention to some other guy…
    DM:So anyway, the chieftain of the mooneagle, Aidan Mooneagle, has called for a gathering of imbued at the ruins of the Thunderheart, the settlement of the wolfheart clan.
    To try to help them rebuild some after the Awakening of Tingath that hapepned last year, and wiped many of them out, and nearly killed Taesian.
    Alyssa Toress:do we have to do that?
    i had plans!
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:i was gonna drink and fuck a lot
    DM:Well your respective leaders wanted you to, basically to join in the empire’s show of solidarity and show you care for what happened to the clans.
    Of course you could try to talk your way out of it and just let Arrielle go.
    Alyssa Toress:ugh
    Calim Gorn:Also so we can be better positioned to get their gold mines
    DM:Since she’s in training too you could potneitally just have her go.
    Alyssa Toress:i guess i will talk sythe into coming with me
    “we can make inroads into colonizing their lands with rahseld owners”
    DM:Geralt is kinda stuck with going, unles he wants to make up some witcher excuse. lol.. but they definteyl want him there to show the clans support each other.
    Alyssa Toress:“and get even richer”
    Young Geralt:yes, i will gladly go
  • Young Geralt is pleased to get an opportunity to see the others… and Viniira while on vacation
  • Calim Gorn would rather spend the time with Laventa, but grudgingly accepts the assignment to keep up appearances
    DM:Sythye and Alyssa can go over course.. and yeah Viniira will go as wel being part of the Minotaur clajn.. she too wants to show her support for the wolfheart who were nearly wiped out.
    Alyssa Toress:wait is she actually a minotaur or just from the minotaur clan
    Calim Gorn:Just from the Minotaur clan
    She’s human
    Alyssa Toress:oh
    DM:Just a minotaur clan.
    Alyssa Toress:i thought she was a minotaur
    Calim Gorn:lol no
    Young Geralt:lol
    DM:Nah, she’s no more a minotaur than Geralt is a hydra :P
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    DM:That’s just their clan name.
    Alyssa Toress:geralt has 3 dicks?!
    no wonder the women love him
    Calim Gorn:Only three?
    DM:The only ones who are generally more part of thier clan is the wolfheart who are sometimes werewolves.
    If you chop one off it grows two in its place!
    Young Geralt:no, but a long forked tongue can serve as another…. lol
    Alyssa Toress:is sef and hana coming?
    Calim Gorn:But yeah I’m guessing Tharian wants me to go on this thing so that we stay in good graces with the clans
    DM:The bands in trainng showing u p is more a formality than anything else…. as they definteyl don’t have any great excuses not to be there… most of them seem to have been roped into going.
    Since to not send anyone is basically being a dick.
    The gathering has evenb een set up right from Aylane, to further detract people from not going…
    Since you don’t get a chance to go home and hide yet.
    Alyssa Toress:calim if you are gonna take over yt and steal their gold
    you gotta go
    Calim Gorn:Damn it
    Alyssa Toress:take leventa with ya
    DM:Fortunately Laventais going too, so Calim isn’t too disappointed…
    Alyssa Toress:give her the old college try
    Calim Gorn:Yay
    Young Geralt:why the opposition?
    Calim Gorn:Well if Laventa is coming along then I’m totally cool with it
    Alyssa Toress:cuz calim wants to go spend time with laventa and maybe bone her
    definitely bone her
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Young Geralt:jeesh… get a life man… monsters need slaying
    Alyssa Toress:geralt did lots of slaying of pussy in the books and games :P
    Young Geralt:lol, yep
  • Calim Gorn seems to be in an unusually good mood when he shows up for the trip
    DM:The airships taking you are a much more serious affair… with much increased security… since Thunderheart has the potential of an attack from more earth demons en masse.. they have established the fortress of Vigialnce, supposedly equipped with the latest magitech detection devices, and templar stationed there…
    Alyssa Toress:is sef coming?
    i mean
    DM:But even then extra security was demanded, and you can see security from Rahseld, as well as hired mercenaries from Ronen’s guid of swords.
    Yeah I assume Hachi wants to go, but he’s not obligated.
    Alyssa Toress:is hana? :3
    DM:He could tell em to go suck a dick.
    Young Geralt:why not him?
    Calim Gorn:What about Masaru? lol
    Young Geralt:butt he others?
    Calim Gorn:I’m assuming he’s getting out of it somehow
    DM:Yeah, from what you heard, Helenia and Arielle specifically tracked Hana down before she could hide when the airhsip arrived.
    Masaru actually seems willing to go, he’s not tring to get out of it.. It’s Nori more than anything who seems somewhat disinterested in the trip… and Suzu is apparently exempt from it cause she’s a girl.
    Young Geralt:dragon band goig too?
    DM:And nobody really cares if she shows up.
    Yeah Dragon band is going too, both of the bands in trainng
    Young Geralt:ok.. dragon band gets wiped out in a sneak attack, leaving us the misfits as the last hope….
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:The queen is going to make an appearance too, as are many senators from Ronne, including the High senator.
    The templar have opted not to send in Baelis Sunborn from Dragonband however, they have him working security, but in reality you’ve heard rumors they don’t want to make his drunken disgrace too visible.
    As it may offend the wolfheart.
  • Young Geralt pays respect tothe leaders of the clans as is tradition…..
    DM:While Suzu isn’t going, she does speak to Hachi b efore he leaves…
    Suzu Ueno:“Keep an eye on Masaru… okay?”
    (assuming Hachi is going heh, which I assumned he’d want to)
    Calim Gorn:(Looks like he’s afk)
    DM:Anyway.. you get there by airship… a well defended convoy… and landing in the well forested areadoesn’t have any specifc airship landing docks like some of the Hydra clan settlement have… necessitating most to climb down rope ladders lowered off the edges of the ship or to travel via magic.
    Unfortuantely Anise is kept with the templar and away from Alyssa.
    Alyssa Toress:oh well i got a new girl anyway
    Hachikomaru:sorry, was dealing with the cats
    yeah i wouldnt mind going, ive heard about thunderheart and its werewolves
    DM:So those of you that can’f ly have to basically take the rope ladders.
  • Calim Gorn floats down with his Skystrike Cloak
    DM:Sythe does arrange for a private airship to fly him in…. nad the princess if she wishes (though Han is in the dragonband airship)
    Alyssa Toress:yeah i’ll go with him
    DM:So Alyssa can choose between being in his airship or with Hana. heh.
    Young Geralt:is chewie there too?
    Hachikomaru:can i respond to suzu from earlier?
    since i was AFK
    just wanna some clarification
  • Young Geralt climbs
    DM:Yeah you ccan respond to her.. I’m gonna go on with the description though
    The village below still has many destroyed buildings, some by fire others simply crushed, though much of it remains intact or at least rebuilt…
    Hachikomaru:well i just wanted clarification, as in “keep an eye on him, he’s gonna kill you all, or the im worried he’s gonna kill himself” lol
    DM:But even still there’s a scar of a great battle here.. msot of it was devastated from wwhat you heard…. but the Wolfheart decided to rebuild it as show of strength.
    Hachikomaru:to Suzu “Is there something wrong with Lord Oshiro? Did you hear or see something?”
    DM:As you land you’re met by a big man of the wolfheart, who intriduces himself as Tamu Lunarson. He stands about 6’6" towering over most of you, wiuth the muscle to match. Though he greets you and shows you to where you can stay… they don’t have guest quarters so mostly tents and succha re being set up for what is ssupposed to be a 2 week stay….
    Assuming you stay the entire time.
    Alyssa Toress:i’ll stay on the ship with sythe i guess
    we can just park it here
  • Suzu Ueno shakes her head in response to Hachi.
    Calim Gorn:(Starting to wish I had an airship of my own)
    DM:Well the airship can’t really park too long, but he was planning on chartering it back to a safer port possibly at the Hydra clan.
    So you don’t have to sleep there.
    Alyssa Toress:ah
    DM:Since airships drain a bunch of fuel hovering heh… so they can’t hover them forever.
    Alyssa Toress:well whatever i’ll just stay close with him
    DM:Where they gotta get new crystals but he doesn’t seem all that interested ins pending too much time down there except with the events he “has to” attend.
    Mostly he’d rather be with Alyssa.
    The rest of the quarters for you guys are set up hastily… generally some high quality tends and other basic structures they could set up on short notice.
    Thunderheart in its ruined state doesn’t seem suited to take on actual visitors.. so the visitors had to bring their own supplies to camp.. for somoene like Geralt it’s no big deal being in the forest, but for Calim, it’s likely a very new experience…
  • Young Geralt places his gear in his quarters after paying respect to Tamu.
    Calim Gorn:(Heh, well I kinda figured we’d have mundane gear provided for us, I’d probably ask Geralt and Viniira for recommendations on stuff to bring)
    Suzu Ueno:(to Hachi’s prior question bacck at Aylanae) “Just forget I said anything, okay…”
    DM:Yeah… I mean they gave you mundane gear, heh you’re not just given a bedroll, you’re provided food and such
    It’s just not as temperature controlled… it’s winter here…
    Hachikomaru:“Do you fear for him?”
    Calim Gorn:So you’re saying we should probably huddle together for warmth……
    Suzu Ueno:(to Hachi) “I fear for all of you…” (and with that, Suzu heds away)
    DM:Well you are given tents with blankets and such
    Hachikomaru:ok well guess she’s got psychic powerz
    DM:But yes you could huddle together…
  • Young Geralt will stay warm with Viniira… “It is nice to be back in our homelands, thouigh this devastation is unfortunate.”
  • Viniira the Horned nods.
    Viniira the Horned:“it’s good we can do something to help… I know we were just starting our training back when the Earth Demons awakened, but I wish I could have helped when they actually attacked.”
    “I can’t see how anyone in the clans could ever think the Earth Demons worthy of worship after what they did…”
    (Some of the old druidc ways basically worships the Earth Demons as ‘earth gods’ basically)
    Young Geralt:“Yes. It is my duty, both as a Witcher and as an Imbued to put down such thing.”
    Viniira the Horned:“I have a feeling Yt is going to have plenty of need for both in the future.”
    DM:Security is tigh with your camp mostly surrounded by all manner of mercs and guards.. as well as some imbued running security.
  • Calim Gorn works to make sure his sleeping accomodations are as insulated against the weather as possible
    Young Geralt:“The leaders shall let us know where we are needed.”
    DM:It’s not long before the first gathering starts… where the town square has been cleared to allow a raised speaking area to address the clan…
    Hachikomaru:if the airships cant hover for long, where do they go after dropping us off?
    DM:The first to speak if Aidan Mooneagle, the one who set up this gathering… followed by most of the other Yt chieftains, Meerin of the Hydra, Tharik the minotaur, and Saveron of the Sun.
    Hachikomaru:back home?
    DM:Basically to either Vigilance, or to another landing platform
    Young Geralt:he said t hydra
    DM:Vigilance is the landing platform, but dangerous hydra is the nearest safe one.
    Hachikomaru:ah didnt know they had a dock thing for em there
    DM:Some just go back home.
    Yeah Hydra is really the only progressive clan with some airship landing docks.
    Thgey can also land in normal water too
    So some can just leand in nearby wolf eye lake as well
    Hachikomaru:hopefully no barbarian tries to make a fur coat out of my fluff
    that shit is attached
    Young Geralt:lol
    Hachikomaru:dont want em ripping my underarm hair off
    DM:heh, well you do see they give Hachi some odd looks , amyn of the wolfheart sniffing the air as he approaches as if they smell something unnatural about him…
    Young Geralt:they probably just wonder why you are in “half-form”
    DM:Hachi too can smell the beast in some of them as well…
    half breeds
    arent even house broken
    prolly shit all over town…
    DM:Most of the clan speeches are pretty standard, the typical promise of support… save for Saveron of the Sun and his speech… which wwhile he promises the usual support, he adds a bit of his natural condescension how this wouldn’t have happened if the Wolfheart had listened to the Sun clan and united..
    The sun clan has always had a belief that they should be the undisputed leaders, and have been trying to unify Yt as Ronen and Rahseld are unified…
    Under a single ruler (naturally their chieftain)
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah he was always a dick
    Hachikomaru:how did you convert his old teleport power
    the sun sphere transofmraton thing
    since you nerfed teleport
    just curious since i had an idea for similar power before the nerf
    DM:heh I haven’t converted it yet.
    Young Geralt:it’s GM MAGIC
    DM:Also present from the Mooneagle clan is Ylathe Mooneagle, the archmage… who also pledges her support but seems to be separate from the rest of the Mooneagle clan, and leaves shorty after her annoucnement on important archmage business…
    The queen is next givng her support, with the usual pleasantries… it sounds nice anyway, and sounds like she’s backing the clans for whatever should happen next.
    And there’s some words from the Grand Templar Celix Elfdream as well… and the High Senator of Ronen, Gale Propolios.
    Though the High Senator’s speech seems to be mostly a rehearsed thing, and not so much him speaking from the heart.
    More in line with the usual poltical bullshit.
    Masaru speaks for Daimyo Oshiro…. who decided not to show up.
    The woflheart do seem rather annoyed at that when he approaches the podium basically being left with the task of answering for Daimyo Oshiro’s absence.
    Masaru Oshiro:“My father has always been a man of few words, but a man of action. He did not come today, because warriors are not interested in the rebuilding effort.”
    “That is not the way of Makoro… we are not here to rebuild your homes, or to provide you food… what we do pledge you are our swords in striking down your enemy.”
    Calim Gorn:(I see he has all of his father’s tact)
    Masaru Oshiro:“It is said that one warrior from Makoro is worth 10 from any of the other kingdoms.”
    Young Geralt:well it is a good thing we helped the vilalge in Makoro instead of him
    they got their fgood and treasures back
    Masaru Oshiro:“The Oshiro stand ready to assist.”
    DM:With that Masaru ends his speech…. keeping it short and apparently not earning much applause from the wolfheart.
    Who wonder why they sent a child here and no actual soldiers.
    Nori has the unfortuantely task of following Masaru… apaprently the Yuudai, not wanting to anger the Oshiro, decided to let Nori speak in place of his father as well.
    So that what the Oshiro did isnt called out as such an insult perhaps and seems more normaml.
    Nori tries his best, but like Masaru he’s met with some hostility…
    Of course, naturally at that point Daimyo Ryuu Makenki makes his appearance,not afraid to shame the Oshiro… even taking a few playful jabs at their absence…
    Daimyo Sora Yoshinori, does make his presence known but does not give a speech, a bit of a middle ground between the other daimyos..
    A few days pass this way iwth various speeches going on and imbued assigned to help rebuilding the clan’s buildings…
    You could potentially try to hide away and not do any work or you could do your duties here and help with constructing and repairng buildings, work normally under imbuied soldiers… and more of a PR stunt than anything…
    Alyssa Toress:i’ll help!
    i am gonna try real hard
  • Young Geralt works hard in the winter chill, working up a sweat and stripping down to his leather pants to stay cool….
    Alyssa Toress:because i want to take over large parts of yt someday and colonize it with good rahseld citizens
  • Calim Gorn does some work but also tries to get some alone time with Laventa if he can
    Alyssa Toress:i gotta network
    DM:Sef you helping too I assume?
    Young Geralt:hey in AK in the wqinter i had to struip down to a thin shirt and pants when working.. you generate lots of heat
    Calim Gorn:He went afk but he said he’d help out and such
    DM:heh okay.
    i’ll help
    Alyssa Toress:“hey sythe i know you wanted to spend a lot of time together but its important for my future if i want to own a bunch of rich in metals and stuff yt land in the future i gotta be seen as helping them you understnad right”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“Well if you’re planning on getting mines, I wouldn’t count on the one controlled by the wolfheart… the chieftain Oren Wolfheart listens to none other than Taesian Stormblood as a trusted advisor, and Taesian has no trust of anyone from Rahseld.”
    “There were a few hypothetical situations where one could get control of a mine of course…”
    Alyssa Toress:“well if i am there i can network with the other leaders they are all here”
    “being shown as willing to help yt can go a long way”
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“For instance, did you know if a well respected member of one of the clans, like one of the Imbued… were to testify one of the tribes was treasonous, such as worshipping Earth demons, itd be possible for the one whose military might cleared away the traitors to claim the mine.”
    Alyssa Toress:“oh hmm i didnt knowo that”
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“So hypotethically Geralt from your band could point out one of the smaller tribes that holds a mine as traitors, and someone could go in and kill them, and take the mine by force.”
    Alyssa Toress:“do you think we should get married?”
  • Sythe Zanyz IV smirks.
    Alyssa Toress:“once areille produces an heir i wont need to marry matrilienial anymore”
    Hachikomaru:you could marry the dog from mokoro and get all the wealth under the mountain
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“We could no doubt do great things together.”
    (don’t tell him you’ve got wealth under the mountain!)
    (He’ll try to pillage your shit)
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    Alyssa Toress:(i dont think thats the mountain he wants to pillage)
    Hachikomaru:the toress marriages are matrilineal?
    Alyssa Toress:yes
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    Hachikomaru:surprised any of the major nobles would marry em then
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“Though from what I hear, your mother was working on an alliance with House Gorn… of course whose to say we couldn’t change her plans?”
    Hachikomaru:since thats like loosing their own heir for nothing
    Sythe Zanyz IV:(Well they don’t marry thier first born to em)
    Hachikomaru:ah ok
    Alyssa Toress:yeah they marry off someone far down the line
    Calim Gorn:YEah like me, lol
    DM:(Yeah like calim)
    Alyssa Toress:and the problem is i cant marry sythe if i am 2nd in line
    Hachikomaru:Calim Toress
    Calim Gorn:Fourth in line to the house ain’t gonna get shit
    DM:(he could get matrimarried to someone)
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    and the queen expects me to matri marry
    becuase i am 2nd in line
    DM:(yeah heh)
    Alyssa Toress:but if arielle produces an heir
    i wont have to
    Hachikomaru:Sythe Toress….
    DM:(Too much risk Arriele kicsk the bucket)
    Alyssa Toress:sythe is 1st in line
    he cant matri marry
    DM:(nah Sythe is 2nd)
    Calim Gorn:Nah he’s second
    Alyssa Toress:oh
    DM:(He’s like you, he’s got an odler brother)
    Calim Gorn:He’s got an older brother
    Alyssa Toress:ah
    we’ll see what happens
    DM:(Course Zanyz won’t be too happy about being one assassination away from the Toress getting thier shit )
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    Hachikomaru:is the king considered a toress?
    Alyssa Toress:sorta
    Hachikomaru:or is it different in his case
    Alyssa Toress:hes married into house toress
    DM:Nah, they don’t really take on the family name.
    Alyssa Toress:but he isnt really one of us
    DM:Just the children have it.
    I mean usually the custom is to keep your old name even when married.
    Hachikomaru:well i mean is that only in the instance of the royals
    or for all matri
    DM:Of course, that’s not always obeyed.
    Yeah lowborn they’ll generally take on the name.
    Of course, they’re not seen as “real” members of the family anyway.
    Alyssa Toress:its like how eds wife isnt really a stark
    Hachikomaru:well i meant more the reg nobles
    Alyssa Toress:shes a tully
    Hachikomaru:vs the royalty
    if there was any diff with naming conventions
    Alyssa Toress:even if she has the stark name
    shes still a tully
    Hachikomaru:like cersei for example is still cersei lannister, not a baratheon, ie the royals in GoT dont take the name, like the lords paramont do, etc
    Calim Gorn:Nah they all keep their original names pretty much, like Calim’s mother is Inissa Talyn, not Inissa Gorn
    DM:Yeah with nobility they keep their names usually, with lowborn they take the married name, at least for men… it’s kinda rare for a Toress to marry lowborn, but they could tkae the name too
    Yeah, in most cases they do take the name. There are a few instancces where the names have switched.
    But it’s the exception, not the rule
    Hachikomaru:ah ok so sythe wont become Sythe Toress then
    DM:Nah, juist his kids would be Toress.
    Hachikomaru:yeah i hear ya
    how does the heirs work in that case?
    are they on the female line for the toress?
    or does it go by the male
    DM:Toress always goes to the female.
    DM:Of course it would work oddly, with some of the other houses successions potentially.
    Though it’s rare that two major landed heirs marry.
    To the point where you’d get a true joining like that.
    Alyssa Toress:like the tudors
    DM:Since it basically ends up with one house getting dissolved (and they tend to frown on that shit)
    Hachikomaru:nah in GoT the lords take on their names
    all the main ladies arent even from their prospective houses
    Hachikomaru:ie olenna, lady dustin ,etc
    DM:Getting back to the rest of the adventure!
    Hachikomaru:its just the royalty that doesnt
    but yeah proceed
    Calim Gorn:wrap it up box
    DM:While you’re all working to rebuild you’re approached by Saveron of the Sun… a man with light blond hair and orange eyes, who wears a golden headdress numerous gemstones embedded in it…
    Saveron of the Sun:“Greetings Princess Alyssa, and Geralt of the Hydra… and… (pauses as he looks at Calim and Hachi)”
  • Calim Gorn bows respectfully, “Calim of House Gorn.”
    Saveron of the Sun:“Ah… yes… it was difficult to remember, given so many faces I’ve seen h ere today, Aidan has done a great thing arranging this meeting.”
    Hachikomaru:“Hachikomaru of the Inuyama.”
    Young Geralt:“Greetings Elder.” (assuming that is correct title)
    Saveron of the Sun:“I am Saveron of the Sun for those of you that don’t know me… Geralt I’m sure knows of me well, as does the princess.”
    DM:He’s not actually that old, you can just call him Chieftain.
    Alyssa Toress:“greetings”
    DM:He’s only middle aged pretty much (also not imbued).
    Alyssa Toress:the sun is the guy that wants to be king of yt right
    DM:But he’s the chieftain of the sun clan.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    Young Geralt:ok, and so i do.. showing respect but subjectivity
    Calim Gorn:He wants to unite all the clans and be their ruler
    Alyssa Toress:and this land belongs to the wolf?
    Calim Gorn:Yup
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    DM:(Yeah this is wolfheart land)
    Young Geralt:but NOT subjectivity
    Alyssa Toress:“it is great that so many could come together to rebuild this yt land”
    DM:“So many lives lost here… it was such a tragedy, my people got here as soon as they ccould you see… but we did not have the ample warning.”
    Saveron of the Sun:“So many lives lost here… it was such a tragedy, my people got here as soon as they ccould you see… but we did not have the ample warning.”
    “By the time we got here, several of the tribes of the Wolfheart were slain, even the main clan.. left devastated.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yes it was incredibly tragic”
    Young Geralt:“No one could have. It is the nature of disasters. You never know when one may come.”
    Calim Gorn:“I’m sure you did all you could.”
    Alyssa Toress:“the earth demons striking them was senseless bloodshed without purpose”
    Saveron of the Sun:“Yes… I was only sorry I could not arrive sooner… it was a glorious sight though when we arrived, chasing the Earth demons off with the power of the sun.”
    “We brought light to the Wolfheart in their darkest hour.”
    Alyssa Toress:“not many wolfheart left to see the sun rise however”
    Saveron of the Sun:“I know…. I am sorry to say that in Yt it is not like it is in Rahseld… the Toress would never allow such a thing to happen to their vassals.”
    Hachikomaru:“I’m sure it suited some purpose, just one we can’t understand.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i am sure you did as much as you could for your neighbors”
    Saveron of the Sun:“I have studied how House Toress has operated and used much of the wisdom from the various queens in my own learning.”
    Calim Gorn:“Rather wise of you, chieftain.”
  • Hachikomaru eyes the man, seeing obvious butt kissing in action.
    Saveron of the Sun:“There is a theory among some of our clan that the Toress were blessed by the sun spirit as well.”
  • Saveron of the Sun as he says that he reaches out to briefly touch part of Alyssa’s beautiful golden hair.
    Alyssa Toress:“others say it was the fey”
    “it is the source of our beauty some claim”
    Saveron of the Sun:“The beauty and perfection is obvious to even the least enlightened eyes.”
  • Saveron of the Sun nods.
    Alyssa Toress:“but our hair does shine like the sun”
  • Young Geralt wants to roll his eyes but keeps them fixed.
    Alyssa Toress:“i wonder what will become of this land”
    Saveron of the Sun:“Indeed it does… I like how the sun catcches it.”
    Calim Gorn:(He’s totally hitting on you)
    Hachikomaru:“It seems Saveron is looking for a mate as well, highness.”
    Alyssa Toress:“we are rebuilding it yes, but its peoples badly devastated”
  • Calim Gorn elbows Hachi in the ribs, shaking his head slightly
  • Saveron of the Sun nods.
    Alyssa Toress:(look man i got mines to steal)
    Saveron of the Sun:“I fear for these people… unfortunately I have seen many errors in judgment… a people divided, not learning the lessons that the Rahseldian’s learned long ago.”
    “Though I assure you, not for lack of the Sun clan trying, but our words of wisdom fall on deaf ears.”
    Alyssa Toress:“rahseld could perhaps help with our expertise”
    “we have a vertiable army of clerks and learned men and women that can help with all sorts of matters”
    Calim Gorn:“I would think the Ronen model more suited to the clans, personally.”
    Young Geralt:Perhaps some of the clans just want their customs upheld and not to bow to another who does not know them?"
    Alyssa Toress:“yt is rich in mineral wealth and could learn much from rahseld techniques and help lead them to prosperity though calim”
    “wouldnt you wish to see them as rich as you are?”
    Calim Gorn:“Certainly… But Ronen are the ones with all the cutting edge technology. And their confederation of democratic states would probably be a better fit to the way the clans do things than Rahseld’s noble houses.”
    Saveron of the Sun:“Ronen is a land divided… Daelan split from the empire and no action was taken to retake them into the fold… Rahseld remains the only land intact.”
    Alyssa Toress:“rahseld is a leader in mining technologies”
    “i am sure you could see how that could help”
    Saveron of the Sun:“That is of course the problem with a democracy… so many voices, it will eventualyl lead to dissolution…”
    Alyssa Toress:(calim is a god damn traitor)
    Calim Gorn:“The empire squandered much of its military might fighting the Orothean War, they weren’t prepared for Daelan’s actions.”
    Alyssa Toress:(you should be supporting rahseld man)
    Young Geralt:“I agree. Each clan should have representation. A unified council could make the choices for all of united Yt, instead of one clan controlling all.”
    Calim Gorn:(He kinda hates politics in genera, heh)
    Alyssa Toress:“i am shocked a subject of rahseld like calim would fail to see this”
  • Calim Gorn smirks
    Alyssa Toress:“maybe i should talk to your sister”
    Calim Gorn:“Naturally I think the way Rahseld does things is better in some regards. It’s always best to show a unified front.”
    Saveron of the Sun:“We have tried clan meetings before, but alas it always breaks down. Each clan of Yt has it’s own ways of doing things and is resistant to any kinds of change.”
    Alyssa Toress:“of course uniting the clans could be difficult”
    “and perhaps bloody”
  • Saveron of the Sun nods to Alyssa.
    Young Geralt:“Perhaps a leader will present himself with enough popularity to win every clan’s heart.”
    Saveron of the Sun:“Why the Sun Clan has been patient up until this point.”
    “We have no wish to see our brothers and sisters die, even if in defense of misguided views.”
    Young Geralt:“That could be you Saveron, never know.”
    Alyssa Toress:“whatever it is must be settled among the clans”
    Calim Gorn:“I’m sure if more of the clans were reminded of the threat the Earth Demons pose to all of them, they would see the virtue in forming closer ties to each other.”
    Saveron of the Sun:“The Sun Spirit has chosen me to be protector of all of Yt, though even the Sun’s light cannot illuminate all minds.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i am sure no one wants to see outside help win a war”
    “no one inside the clans at least”
    Young Geralt:“The one thing I know about monsters.. eventually they outgrow their boundaries and expand.”
    This local problem could ery well become someone elses’ problem tomorrow."
    Saveron of the Sun:“Yes, the Earth Demons are a new threat, and I can only hope that the death toll doesn’t rise to unmanageable levels before the other clans see the light.”
  • Calim Gorn seems to be weary of listening to Saveron drone on, mostly staying quiet while the others continue talking
    Saveron of the Sun:"Even the empire realizes it.. did you know the Awakening of Tingath lead the empiore to make a truce with Daelan? Well why of course you would know Princess… "
    Alyssa Toress:“saveron i am sure my mother the queen would be happy to lend toress aid in fighting the earth demons, such as military advisors and armament”
    “a favor today for the good of all mankind”
    Saveron of the Sun:“Any help would be appreciated of course princess Alyssa. However, due to how spread out Yt is, I fear it will be difficult to defend the whole thing. Who knows where the Earth demons may strike.. WOlfheart today, perhaps Minotaur tomorrow or Hydra or Mooneagle.”
    Young Geralt:“Thank you for coming Chieftain. I must get back to work dooing what I can, just as you have.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yes it was most enligthening to speak with you”
    (cue huey’s flying over south vietnam)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Saveron of the Sun:“Perhaps we could speak alter, I have some rather interesting propositons for you princess.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yes please find me later”
    (there are no rahseld troops in yt )
    (i promise)
    Calim Gorn:(once Saveron is gone) “Heh, propositions indeed…”
    Alyssa Toress:“i’m not going to sleep with him i just want his help in claiming large parts of rich land”
    “its called soft power calim”
    Calim Gorn:“I understand it all too well, that doesn’t mean I like it.”
    Alyssa Toress:“theres only one thing you do like”
  • Calim Gorn raises an eyebrow
    Alyssa Toress:“i heard the rumors”
    Calim Gorn:“I’m afraid I don’t know what you’re referring to.”
    Alyssa Toress:“okay”
    oh god
    its baelis
    DM:You cna see runing through the woods you can see Baelis Sunborn, a templar member of Dragonband, and their resident group fuck-up, knonwing for being a drunken fool
    Calim Gorn:(lol, Calim and Laventa are keeping their relationship strictly on the DL… And I don’t have any Complications about being well known and having people gossip about me =P)
    Alyssa Toress:(t said people were talking aobut it)
    Baelis Sunborn:“Hey guys…”
    Calim Gorn:(Heh when did he say that?)
    DM:Nah they’re not talking yet.. heh, they’ve just been spending time together.
    Hachikomaru:you meant Hueys flying over Cambodia :-p
    DM:Rifgt now as far as they know Laventa was pursuing Taesian but got shut down.
    Alyssa Toress:oh nm
    sorry i misinterperated it
    Baelis Sunborn:“You’re all with Emerald Band right?”
    Young Geralt:he coming our way?>
    DM:Yeah heh. he’s coming over to talk to you.
  • Calim Gorn nods to Baelis…
    Young Geralt:“Yes?”
    Alyssa Toress:(well i mean first they were in vietnam as “advisors” before a full invasion
    Baelis Sunborn:“You mind doing me a favor, I’m with Dragon Band, the senior group. Baelis Sunborn, you may have heard of me.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah you are baelis right”
    “your some kind of warrior right”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, we’ve definitely heard of you…”
    DM:Those with enhanced scent can smell he does smell of alcohol… as do those that can make a DC 15 perception check.
  • Calim Gorn wrinkles his nose a little
    Baelis Sunborn:“Yeah…. anyway… I was assigned a task and I’m just hoping you guys could maybe help me out slightly.”
    Alyssa Toress:“oh sorry no i am real busy”
    Hachikomaru:“What task?”
    Baelis Sunborn:"Well I think I just need him… "
  • Calim Gorn mutters to Geralt, “I’m surprised they’d assign him anything…”
  • Baelis Sunborn looks to hachi.
    Hachikomaru:“Or was it a cask?”
    Baelis Sunborn:“Or maybe him…”
  • Baelis Sunborn looks to Geral.
    Baelis Sunborn:*Geralt.
    “Well.. you see… I was supposed to be watching Masaru, you know just the usual security while everyone is working…”
    “And it turns out he might have wandered off while I was sligthly distracted.”
  • Calim Gorn shakes his head…
    Baelis Sunborn:“I mean I just turned my head for a second really…”
    Young Geralt:“You mean in a stupor or asleep?”
  • Hachikomaru raises a brow.
    Baelis Sunborn:“Nothing like that, I ust turned my head for a second, maybe two seconds at most.”
    Hachikomaru:“Why would you have to watchhim?”
    “Because he was a speaker?”
    Baelis Sunborn:"Well you know.. important person…. I’m sure thjere’s people watching the princess too. "
  • Hachikomaru looks around.
    DM:There are some templar doiong secruity on you guys, at least the princess anyway.
    Hachikomaru:ah ok
    DM:I mean they do have tight security at this place, it’s enemy territory and all
    Hachikomaru:“Alright, I’ll see if I can locate him for you.”
    Young Geralt:“So now you need us to find him?”
    Hachikomaru:“I may need a favor in the future.”
    Baelis Sunborn:“Well yeah… I mean I know you got experience in tracking people. I don’t really know the forest stuff well..”
  • Hachikomaru nods.
    Hachikomaru:“I’ll take care of it.”
    Baelis Sunborn:“I found your bandmate from the Minotaur clan… the V girl.”
    Young Geralt:“Why would he leave without his security detail?”
    Baelis Sunborn:“But she said Masaru could take care of himself.”
    Calim Gorn:“Who knows… It’s Masaru after all.”
    Hachikomaru:“She isn’t exactly fond of him.”
    Young Geralt:“Where was he last?”
    Baelis Sunborn:“Well he might… and I say might… have headd in the direction of Tinigath…. I’m sure he won’t be gone too long, probably just met one of the girls maybe..”
    Hachikomaru:“A beast girl of Tinigath? Interesting.”
    Baelis Sunborn:“I’m sure he’ll be back shortly, but you might wanna check…”
  • Hachikomaru says perhaps joking, or perhaps clueless.
    Baelis Sunborn:“Well I meant one of the girls from the Wolfheart.”
    Young Geralt:“Show us.”
  • Calim Gorn frowns…
    Baelis Sunborn:“I’m sure he won’t actually make it to Tinigath…. I mean I’d sure be in a heap of trouble if he got eaten by an earth demon.”
    Hachikomaru:“Looks like he may want to get beat by a girl again…”
    Baelis Sunborn:“So lets not let that happen.. maybe you can help out your good friend Baelis.”
    Young Geralt:“The longer we tarry the older the trail gets.”
    Baelis Sunborn:“Right the trail!”
    Alyssa Toress:“okay good luck with that”
    “i am gonna go see what saveron wants”
    Hachikomaru:“Don’ t worry, I’m familiar with the scent of arrogance.”
  • Hachikomaru begins looking for his scent.
  • Baelis Sunborn starts off where he was… though ends up getting a little lost in the wooded village area…
    DM:Alrgiht give me a perception roll for Hachi.
    Calim Gorn:“Tch… I don’t really want to help him, but I don’t want to see him die out here either.”
    Hachikomaru:I’ll spend a HP on that
    DM:You pick out his scent but it takes you a bit of time to get a trail, as he’s not in range of your scent… just some of his trail.
    heh okay..
    You can spend more if you’d like to try to find it faster.
    Hachikomaru:wait, i only got 1 hp
    how did i get so like, thought i had like 3
    so low*
    DM:spent em? :P
    Hachikomaru:oh, all those persuasion rerolls
    Calim Gorn:You used some on Persuade rolls when you were talking to Masaru last session
    Young Geralt:yo used a couple last session i think
    i forgot all those i had to waste
    i better hang onto 1 for emergncy then
    Baelis Sunborn:“Oh I’m sure it’s this way…”
    DM:Baelis says as you’re sniffing it out the opposite direction.
  • Young Geralt whispers to the others… Be wary, this could be a trap yo know."
    Hachikomaru:“Why don’t you check that way Geralt, you’re a skilled tracker.”
    “And I’ll see if I can pick up his scent.”
    “Increase our chances and cover more ground.”
    Baelis Sunborn:“A trap?”
  • Young Geralt attempts to track him the traditional way.
    Baelis Sunborn:“What do you mean a trap?”
    Young Geralt:i didn;t let him hear
    i whispered to the others as he was moving ahead
    to show us the area
    actually, i have not purchased tracking yet…..
    Young Geralt:that is in my advanced build
    DM:Hachi have tracking.
    Guess they cover that later in witcher trainng.
    I think Hachi has it right?
    Or did you not buy it either Sef?
    yeah I think he’s got tracking scent.
    Young Geralt:i hope so cause has used in the past
    DM:yeah heh.. looks like he’s got it.
    Alright so assuming you three all go tracking him.
    Young Geralt:yeppers
    DM:The dog has the scent and starts proceeding along… following along after some time. though it took him a bit to get it…
    What’s your mvoement speeds?
    I want to get an idea of how fast you’re able to move.
    Young Geralt:standard
    Calim Gorn:Speed 2 for me
    DM:Okay, well you’re travelling at Geralt’s speed.. so he kinda slows you down a bit.
    Baelis is actually pretty fast but once in a while manage sto run into a tree branch which knocks him down and knocks him on his ass.
    He doesn’t seem hurt by it at least… but does occasionalyl stop to take another drink.
  • Calim Gorn seems irritated, perhaps at the slow pace
    Young Geralt:well Hachi woul dhave to track at half rate anyway right?
    DM:Baelis does at least drink at an incredibly accelerated rate… (I actually gave him quickness 4 (limited to drinking)
    Calim Gorn:rofl
    DM:So I mean you’re not slwoing him down that much though I think hachi is somewhat accelerated.
    Baelis Sunborn:“Hey guys… I know this is a little weird to be asking this… but… do you think maybe me and the princess….”
  • Baelis Sunborn doesn’t finish but seems to be implying a relationship between himself and Alyssa.
    Young Geralt:“No!”
    Calim Gorn:“Definitely no.”
    Young Geralt:in triple unison, lol
    Baelis Sunborn:“Damn.”
    DM:You make slow progress, but fortunately hachi is still on his scenbt.. though night is falling…. you can see that he’s making his way north east… towards the siclke mountains and Tinigath…
    Young Geralt:(so what is this Tinigath since you all seem to knwo stuff i don;t))
    DM:Tingath is the home of the Earth demons, and hostile to the empire heh.
    Calim Gorn:Tinigath is the clan that joined the Earth Demons I think
    Or yeah where they come from
    DM:It’s basically a loose alliance of clans similar to Yt, but anti-empire and most worship the Earth Demons.
    Young Geralt:ok
    DM:Course it’s about 250 miles to the moutnains or so… so still got a deccent ways to go.
    But it is pretty much on the other side of your security so a bit dangerous.
    Calim Gorn:“Damn, what the hell is he doing out here…”
    Young Geralt:“Perhaps he is tryig to prove his courage and competence?”
    Baelis Sunborn:“I hope he didn’t get kidnapped…”
    “I mean you don’t think werewolves would want to eat him, right?”
    Young Geralt:“You pick up any other scents with his Hachi?”
    DM:Give me another perception check…
    Hachikomaru:got 1 speed, and yeah my tracking i think is just 1 rank
    was trying to figure out, since i was off the cost by 1
    i think accurate cost 2 now, so thats why
    ok yeah accurate costs 2
    so yeah just 1 rank of tracking at this PL
    so guess we’re proceeding at rank 0 speed
    since my default is rank 1 speed
    and tracking is half
    DM:Yeah you’re not quite in range to smell him yet.. since you’re travelling kinda slow you’re just following the trail.
    Calim Gorn:“Let’s pick up the pace, it’s starting to get dark.”
    Hachikomaru:excel was taking forever to open, sorry bout the delay
    for some reason it doesnt like more than 1 of your type of sheets open at a time as well
    it’ll only show 1
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I noticed that too
    If I try to open another one while one is open it garbles the first one up
    Hachikomaru:the others you open will all look like whichever one you opened first
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    Hachikomaru:until you close the others and have just one instance
    yeah not sure why it does that
    Young Geralt:dunno what you guys are doing, they work fine for me… dinosaurs?
    Hachikomaru:makes it hard to compare shit
    DM:yeah heh.. I think it’s a weird problem with how the code works. since it’s reading from the active sheet
    Alyssa Toress:just use google docs
    DM:Okay you gonna quicken your pace?
    Hachikomaru:well its fine with just one open, it only does that when you have diff char sheets open simultaneously
    DM:heh the google thing doesn’t even run the code.
    So it doesn’t do the fancy output at all
    Hachikomaru:quick my pace that is, how
    DM:if you wanna compare just copy to a text file
    and then open the second one.
    Probably the easiest
    Calim Gorn:“If we keep heading northwest we should find him, let’s get moving.”
    Northeast rather
    DM:Okay, you continue through the night.. you’re all rather tired… gonnah ave people make a fortitude check.
    To see how you guys hold up to the fatigue.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, I don’t need sleep though
    Hachikomaru:“I imagine he’s out here looking for glory to try and impress his father.”
    DM:Well you can still get tired.
    I mean you’re not immune to fatigue.
    Hachikomaru:“What better way, than slaying some foe of Tinigath origin.’
    Calim Gorn:I knew I forgot something
    thats prolly expensive as fuck
    since its used for power stunting, etc
    ie fatigue immunity i mean
    Young Geralt:my sucking as usual
    DM:I dfon’t even think you can buy immunity to fatigue actually heh. Well I mean I guess not without giving up your abiltiy to stunt and use extra effort.
    Hachikomaru:aint rollin too good either G
    Calim Gorn:Man you guys are weaklings
    DM:hachi and Geralt are feeling the effects of the prolonged exertion.. for one level fo fatigue (you two are fatigued)
    Young Geralt:you just rolled good.. my bonus is the same as yours
    Alyssa Toress:sent off to die by alyssa again
    DM:Fort save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 4) Roll Result: 29 ( natural:18 , Save DC:14 ) Baelis Sunborn -—- Success
    You’re kinda tired after some journey save for Calim and Baelis… though you’re definteyl gainng ground… of course you are a bit winded now…
    Baelis Sunborn:”You guys aren’t looking so good…."
    “Wnat a drink?”
    Calim Gorn:“No thanks.”
    Young Geralt:“No, I just want to find this guy. Remnd me again why we are helping you?”
    Baelis Sunborn:“Cause you’re my good buddies, and we look out for each other?”
    Alyssa Toress:how do you keep letting the princess make you guys do all the work
    Calim Gorn:“None of us has ever talked to you before today.”
    Baelis Sunborn:“Plus I’m a good guy… right?”
    Young Geralt:“well you got one part of that right.”
    Baelis Sunborn:“Well Iv’e seen you around, I’m a big fan of you all.”
    Young Geralt:she didn’t make us do shit.. she is just a lazy ass
    Baelis Sunborn:“We’re all on the same side here… I mean granted thre’s no need ot let the Templar know I lost track of Masaru.. they’ll just blaem it on my drinking.”
    Calim Gorn:“They wouldn’t be wrong.”
    Young Geralt:“This may be a grand moment to sober up.”
    Baelis Sunborn:“Look, Masaru clearly wanted to sneak off…”
    “So it’s not like it was entirely my fault, the guy is a ninja.”
    “How am I supposed to keep track of a ninja?”
    Hachikomaru:“You’d drink if you were a Templar too, or thats Hana says.”
    Alyssa Toress:(look i am not lazy i just have other priorities)
    Hachikomaru:thats what*
    Alyssa Toress:(like i dont care about masaru)
    (i gotta help the sun guy sellout your homeland so i can get richer from it)
    Young Geralt:well neither do i.. but i do care about what he does and my companions who do go
  • Young Geralt presses on
    DM:heh okay, you press on despite the fatigue… give me another set of fort saves.
    Young Geralt:holy hell
    Hachikomaru:I’ll shift into beast mode for tracking
    more stamina
    Young Geralt:i ride achi
    Hachikomaru:and think better speed by 1 as well
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:As hachi shifts into beast form… Baelis jumps back.
    Hachikomaru:since growth grants 1 rank
    Baelis Sunborn:“FUCK WEREWOLF!”
    Calim Gorn:“Calm down, he’s with us.”
    Young Geralt:“MOve your ass before he eats you!”
    Baelis Sunborn:“The giant wolf, No I’m pretty sure he’s NOT with us.”
    “I would haven’t missed a 30 ft tall wolf!”
    Calim Gorn:“No, that’s Hachikomaru, he can change into a giant dog.”
  • Young Geralt climbs on Hachi….
    Calim Gorn:“It’s fine, stop panicking.”
    Baelis Sunborn:“Seriously?”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, seriously.”
    Hachikomaru:still shitty rolling regardless
    Baelis Sunborn:“wow….”
  • Baelis Sunborn takes another drink.
    Baelis Sunborn:“I think I’ll just stay on foot though..”
    Hachikomaru:well G’s tired enough to hitch a ride, but apparently having a rider, makes me tired
    we botch rolled shitty on our endurance again
    Young Geralt:lol, sure, blame it on me
    DM:You press on fortuantely giving Geralt tiem to rest but… Hachi is now exhausted.. however just as you think you can progres no more, Hachi smelsl Masaru ahead..
    Hachikomaru:this horse aint use to a saddle…
  • Hachikomaru plops down to the ground, a hint for Geralt to dismount.
  • Hachikomaru shakes, trying to get him to climb off.
  • Young Geralt dismounts
  • Hachikomaru returns to his human form.
    DM:Also give me a knwoledge roll, either nature, Yt, or Geralt’s monster lore.
  • Hachikomaru points. “He’s close, up ahead.”
    DM:Btw for purposes if you have both skills, you don’t roll em both, instead you can add your ranks together (though not your ability bonus twice)
    So fi you had 3 ranks in two knolwledges that were bothapplicatibles your bonus would be 6 + 2x your int score.
    Young Geralt:finally an over average roll
    Geralt’s keen eye spoots a danger ahead…
    Hachikomaru:32 Earth Demon Gargoyles
    and one of those giant mountain sized ones in the middle theyre all escorting
    DM:Some of the trees have a rather odd vine growing around them… what geralt recognizes as a Cylmoril Creeper… an intelligent plan of Yt that’s adapted itself to feed on Mana enbergy directly.
    Young Geralt:“Be careful, there is a dangerous plant ahead…..”
  • Young Geralt relatesthe dangers
    DM:It’s known to attack travellers who fall asleep primarily, wrapping around them and ensuring they never wake up while it slowly draws life from them…
    there was some earth demon looks like this before T
    you remember that one?
    Was a big ass giant one, we had to fight outside Thunderheart during the siege
  • Calim Gorn sets his pistol for fire damage
    DM:It seems whatever is around here has drawn several of them…
    Young Geralt:did Hachi say he smelled Masu ahead?
    DM:To draw this many a powerful being, possibly Masaru might be here, and attracted them to feed…
    Young Geralt:IC
    DM:Yeah he smells Masaru ahead… you can’t see him yet, but he’s close Hachi figures about 200 feet or so just beyond those trees and bushes…
    Where the creepers have circled around…
    Alyssa Toress:masaru probably came to kill a demon to prove to his dad hes got a big dick
    Young Geralt:well if he said IC…. “The plants likely have Masaru. I guess we should help him…”
    Hachikomaru:yeah i said it
    Young Geralt:leaving it partially a question but mostly a statement
    DM:The plants as Geralt knows are a partciular danger to druids as the make spellcasting (at least manacasting) particularly problematic.
    The plants perfer to just attack sleeping targets, but once they have one.. they will defend it with mobile spiky tendrils.
    Young Geralt:ok, so no spells
    DM:Esecially a feast like Masaru will drive them wild… since the people of Makoro have a highly developed Ki, making them mana-rich
    Young Geralt:will activate Quen
    DM:Hachi would also be an interesting meal…
    Young Geralt:and draw my “monster” sword
    DM:heh okay.
    Hachikomaru:“Plant yokai…..I see.”
    DM:The quen sign seems to waver a bit as you cast it.. the barrier clearly within proximity of them.. youre not sure how effective it’ll be…
    Young Geralt:oh yeah
    Hachikomaru:“Let’s hope they haven’t finished a meal of tender Oshiro.”
    Young Geralt:duh
    guess i’ll drop it
    since it will feed them
    DM:Sef will also make quite a meal for them too ,being a daiyokai.
    Young Geralt:wasn’t sure if it was an attack thing that fed them
    DM:Yeah they can drain things in proximity, obviously though whne they touch it, the draining increases in intsenty, but spells in gneral can fail if cast nearby them.
    Hachikomaru:“I’ll take the high road, while you two go in the low road.”
    DM:So you’ve got a couple outer vines around some trees, and perhaps more behind the bushy area.
    Young Geralt:“just cut Masaru free and get out of there.”
    “No need to linger.”
    DM:Fire can work to burn them out Geralt knows, however… since they have a person right now, any damge dealt to them may just cause them to drian his life force faster to heal their own wounds.
  • Hachikomaru takes to the air, and rises in altitude, hoping to get a clear view of Masaru below and keep out of range of the vines until he can spot his quarry.
    DM:Alright give me a perception cehck.
    Hachikomaru:aint rolled over a 10 yet tonight
    psychic mojo is off
    DM:you can’t exactly see him, but you can smell him, giving a general idea of which bush he’s under.
    Alyssa Toress:geralt both swords are for monsters
    DM:It seems they’ve got him pulled under a bush to make him virtually invisible.
    REmember Hachi is exhausted right now, Geralt is fatigued, and Calim is still fine.
    Hachikomaru:yeah speaking of which, whats the difference between your two swords?
    Young Geralt:-2 for fatigued?
    DM:heh don’t worry about it now :P
    He can explain that later.
    What you want to do Sef?
    Young Geralt:oen is for humans, one is for monsters.. it is all flavor, no mechabical difference at this point
    Alyssa Toress:and i was making a joke that both are for monsters :P
    Young Geralt:the human variety of “monsters”
    Hachikomaru:yeah was just wondering what perks they had
    fluff i guess
  • Calim Gorn peers into the mass of strange plants, trying to discern Masaru’s shape… his sight is fortunately unimpeded by darkness
    DM:Alright give me a perc ehck, Calim doesn’t have quite as good a view since he’s still on the ground
    And trying not to get too close to them
    Young Geralt:at this point they are pretty standard fare.. nothing really special about them
    DM:Calim can’t see where Masaru is.
    Sef? you want to try something?
    Young Geralt:holy fuck
    DM:heh Geralt doesn’t know either
    Hachikomaru:“Masaru….say something.”
    Young Geralt:i have a damn +12 and i get a 14
    DM:Baelis holds back at a safe distance.. apparently not sure what plants you mean, his night vison also sucks…
  • Hachikomaru says looking for any sign of life.
    Hachikomaru:“I can’t see him, but he’s under one of them.”
    DM:You don’t get any kind of reply…
    Calim Gorn:“Which one?”
    DM:Well with his accurate smell he knows about which one.
    He just can’ta ctually see only smell, but he has a good idea where he’s at.
    Ther’es also the scnet of blood too..
    Imbued blood from the smell.
    Hachikomaru:Alright hmm guess I’ll blow a HP on a power stunt, and bust out the acid lash on the one on top of him, for a ranged atk
    HP since im already exhausted
    DM:okay. you’re gonna try to cut him loose, with acid?
    Hachikomaru:yeah acid lash
    it’ll prolly absorb the shit tho
    guess will see
    Calim Gorn:(Heh, they’re just gonna suck more of his health when you start damaging them…)
    Young Geralt:i’m feeling pretty damn pathetic and useless with these rolls
    DM:What rank that going to be with the power stunt?
    Young Geralt:yep, unless you rush in to grab him before they can
    Hachikomaru:i forgot to add in the boost from stunting
    so whatever that adds, you can slap it on that
    DM:I think I’m just gonna make stunts a flat +2 rank instead of +5 points.
    If people are cool wtih that
    I think it’s easier on the matj
    Hachikomaru:yeah i wasnt sure what the rule was
    DM:Normally it’s +5 points but +2 to the rank seems way easier
    Hachikomaru:i know it granted extra pts, but i wasnt sure how it affected the rank itself beyond that
    Calim Gorn:Can you make it either/or for those of us who can do the math? =P
    Hachikomaru:yeah that aint a bad idea
    DM:heh well I just want to keep it simple so don’t want to allow two options lol.
    I mean if people dont’ want to do the math, I figure +2 rank is a lot easier so we’ll do that.
    Hachikomaru:well the pts seems the better option, since alot of times, the rank boost wont matter for many things
    DM:Sometimes it’ll be better, sometimes worse.
    Hachikomaru:just a pt boost seems more universally useful
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh, the extra points are way more versatile
    Hachikomaru:plus doesnt lean towards combat
    DM:Well okjay, so what rank is that thing then?
    DM:It’s just a ranged damge 4?
    DM:Well I mean, after the +5.
    Hachikomaru:still rank 4
    need the accuracy
    dont wanna lop off his head
    DM:oh okay.
    You summon up some of your natural mana to make the acid attack, though the plants seem to twitch a bit in response…
    You gotta make a d20 roll + the rank of your power…
    Young Geralt:i’m sure that is not good
    Hachikomaru:think i psychic’ed your roll instead of mine
    since i was visualizing 24
    i need precise mod on my psionic dice roller
    Alyssa Toress:man too bad you dont have any aela users with you
    DM:You lash out with your magical attack… though the lash seems to dissipate a biut before striking them.. and the plants seem to writhe a bit… unaffected.
    Hachikomaru:“He’s under that one.”
  • Hachikomaru says with a fizzled lash of brilliant green.
    Young Geralt:did we at least see that?
    DM:Yeah you’d see his acid attack and where it struck about
    Hachikomaru:yeah that was the main reason as well
    DM:Before getting dissipated heh.
  • Calim Gorn opens fire with his pistol, set for fire-based Aela rounds
  • Young Geralt goes in at the mark
    DM:As expected it’s past the twwo plants you can see, and there’s likely more on all sides of it, you’d guess at least 4 of the creepers.
    Calim Gorn:I’ll blast the ones in front of us to open a path for Geralt
    Hachikomaru:for the stunt
    DM:heh okay… I mean right now they’re just wrapped around tress like ready to lash but you can shoot one of the nearer ones.. gonna let Calim shoot first.
    Hachikomaru:not to reroll it, i just mean for using a PS
    DM:Then we’ll handle what happens with geralt they can see him so might be a readied action heh.
    Calim Gorn:Using Multiattack to target both of them
    DM:okay so 2
    The first shot misses, hits the tree… the second one hits one of the creepers.
    Calim Gorn:That’s fire based Aela, my gun has Variable 2
    DM:one sec gonna make a token
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 17 ( natural:9 , Save DC:21 ) Cylmoril Creepers -
    —— Failure by 1 degrees
    Calim burns it a bit.. causing that particular creeper to retract temporarily…
    Geralt rushes in… Geralt just trying to go for Masarua nd cut him loose?
    Young Geralt:yep
    will let Calim cover me
    DM:Okay you have to dode one of the thorny strikers as you pass by.. as one of the vines quickly moves like a sstriking viper attacking off the tree…
    They have considerable reach…
    Cylmoril Creepers:Cylmoril Creepers Attacks! (Close, +6, rank 6 Damage) AOA 2Roll Result: 23 (15) Effect Rank: 6
    DM:And one of them catches you.. you’ve got to make a fortitude save to resist this.
    The vine brushes byy you, some of the thorns sinking in… and drainng with them some of your life force.. you are now exhausted instead of fatigued…
    Young Geralt:great
    Calim Gorn:Heh, damn
    Young Geralt:so one more level and i’m down like in PF?
    DM:Fortuantely it didn’t fully wrap around you.. but you amnaged to get in to Masaru, though due to the newfound exhaustion that’s about as far as you can get but you can try to cut him out.
    Yeah heh, one more and you’re out, it also makes you really slow too
    Young Geralt:ok, so i cut at him
    DM:And you take 2 to all cehcks.
    As well as saves and such too.
    Young Geralt:well at the vines
    DM:So you get an attack roll at -2 to try to chop him out.
    Being clsoer you can see his body under the bush, the thorny vines wrapped around him.. he’s clearly alive, as it’s been slowly persisting on his life force. A meal like him could keep it alive for a week maybe longer…
    Young Geralt:i hate these damn dice tonight
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 23 ( natural:16 , Save DC:21 ) Cylmoril Creepers -
    —— Success
    Calim Gorn:Geez, yeah
    DM:Geralt cuts at the vicious vines… cutting a few of them off.. but not enoguh to free Masaru…
    I’m just gonna go into combat mode now.. gonna roll int for everyone
    And that’s where everyone goes from there.
    *****Start of Young Calim’s Turn*****
    DM:should be Geralt’s turn again.
    Young Geralt:ok, so i can only move or atk but not both since exhausted now?
    DM:The vines do seem to writhe around Masaru now… trrying to drink of his life to replenish what damage was done to them…
    You still get both actions but your speed is reduced to only half. So 15 feet on a move
    And you take -2 to all rolls
    Young Geralt:ok, can i get out in a single move?
    DM:Not with just 15 feet.
    The ones near the treets will still be able to reach you
    course right now you’re grabbable by 4 of em.
    Young Geralt:how about with two moves?
    DM:So moving will at leeast get you away from 2 of em
    two moves will get you clear.
    So you could just move out of there now if you wanted.
    Young Geralt:i’m going to have to fall back as much as it pains me…. not going to be creeper snack
    DM:heh okay Geralt double moves out of there. Gonna call for an acrobatics check, since they are kinda trying to block you… h
  • Young Geralt falls back in his weakened state…. “I can’t get to him. Those things drained my energy!”
    DM:I generally use acro to try to act as a sort of check to see if something is trying to prevent you from escaping or blocking you or what not.. kinda similar to D&D.
    Geralt manages to escape the viney prison.. though that’s the extent of your turn, you do get a fort save at the end to recover from the xhaustion (but not the fatigue)
    *****Start of Young Calim’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn targets the plant he injured earlier and blasts it again
    Calim Gorn:Firing just on this one this time
    Young Geralt:end of turn or encounter?
    DM:end of your turn
    So make it right now G.
    Calim Gorn:That has multi on it, though I doubt I get much with that roll
    DM:heh yeah that doesn’t get a bonus.
    Calim Gorn:Hopefully I at least hit
    DM:Geralt clears some of his exhaustion, you’re still fatigued, so half speed but don’t got the 2 anymore
    And Calim shoots the wounded one..
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 9 ( natural:2 , Save DC:21 ) Cylmoril Creepers -
    —— Failure by 3 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Nice
  • Calim Gorn sprays fire at the creatures, trying to drive them off or kill them
    Hachikomaru:looks like you’re on your own Tab
    im already exhausted
    before the fight even started lol
    DM:The vines recoil clearing that particular patch of vines.
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:though i guess G at least is able to shake it off down to fatigue, id ont have that luxury tho
    DM:They mvoed away form the tree, though perhaps recoiling back to Masaru…
    I’ll just full defense for this turn, need to see if theres anything else i can do to help
    DM:Okay Hachi engages full D.
    *****Start of Cylmoril Creepers’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
    DM:Wait shotuld be the creepers turn
    it double moved the turn indicator.
  • Young Geralt will pull by crossbow, though liekly useless…..
    DM:The creepers glow with a greenish color…
    heh yeah you kinda doubt a regular peircing crossbow would do anything signifcant (except maybe put Masaru out of his misery)
    (you’d want something slashing)
    Calim Gorn:Heh, guess I could try to go in there with my sword…
    DM:Yeah the guy who isn’t fatigued could try something :P
    Hachikomaru:can i use recover to remove a level of fatigue, or is that only for fatigue gained in combat?
    You take your entire turn to try and catch your breath and bounce back a bit. When you recover, you can remove your highest level of damage or fatigue. Alternately, rather than removing a level of damage or fatigue, you can choose to make a resistance check against an ongoing effect, in addition to the normal resistance check at the end of your turn. You can only recover once per conflict. Once you have done so, you must recover from any remaining damage, fatigue, or effects normally (or with outside assistance). When you recover, you gain +2 to your active defenses until the start of your next turn.
    DM:Hmm.. I guess I’d let you use it to recover a level of fatigue…
    Though you won’t be able to recover fatigue anymore (or any gained in the battleaftewards with another recovery)
    In another words you can’t have a bbunch of fighst and keep removing your fatigue.
    Hachikomaru:yeah i hear ya
    DM:You can see they’re coiling around Masaru and green energy starts to glow on them, as if trying to repair them…
    As they drain from Masaru…
    Fort save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 27 ( natural:20 , Save DC:21 ) Masaru Oshiro -—- Success
    Calim Gorn:“Tch… Damn it…”
    lol at least he’s rolling well
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
    DM:okay now geralt.. Geralt pulls back he’s not longer fatigued.. oneo f the creeper patches, the one on one of the nearer trees is removed thanbks to Calim’s fire attack
    Geralt is reasonably sure a crossbow won’t help him much here.
    Young Geralt:hell, i guess i’llove in and cut away again
    DM:There is a core of the plant that’s buried under groupd somewhere that a crossbow might be able to epnetrate but.. it’d be extremely difficult to locate it
    heh okay, Geralt dodges in.. since it’s staggered from Calims attack I’ll say you can get by easy enough to take a hack,
    Give me an attack roll.
    Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 6 ( natural:2 , Save DC:21 ) Cylmoril Creepers -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    DM:Geralt cuts Masaru loose.
    While damaging the creepers as well… the things sare still slive… though fairly badly cut up…
    Young Geralt:will grab him and pull out if i can
    DM:heh well you’ll have to wait till next round for that
    Young Geralt:ok
    *****Start of Young Calim’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn provides covering fire for Geralt, blasting away at the creepers
    Calim Gorn:lol well that’s a 1
    DM:Calim fires and hits the tree that the creepers are on, not doing much damage.
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:I’ll take my turn to recover.
    *****Start of Cylmoril Creepers’s Turn*****
    Baelis Sunborn:“I hope he’s okay… damn, i can’t see a thing in this darkness.. did anyone bring a light?”
    Alyssa Toress:i want you guys to know if i knew you were gonna fight a demon i would have come with you
    Hachikomaru:well it aitn an earth demon
    Young Geralt:yeah yeah.. that is 0/2 track record ;P
    Calim Gorn:lol you should have come with us anyway
    Hachikomaru:its a plant monster
    DM:The creepers reach out for Geralt… meanwhile however, canother patch of creeper that had climbed the tree near Hachi makes a grab at him… he thought he was relatively safe out of range but it was coiling upo at him…
    Hachikomaru:earth demons use nuumian, which is like radioactive mako or something
    ie its REALLY bad
    Cylmoril Creepers:Cylmoril Creepers Attacks! (Close, +6, rank 6 Affliction) AOA 2 Modifier -2Roll Result: 12 (6) Effect Rank: 6
    Cylmoril Creepers Attacks! (Close, +6, rank 6 Affliction) AOA 2 Modifier -2Roll Result: 26 (20) Effect Rank: 6
    Calim Gorn:“Watch out Hachi!”
    DM:Misses Geralt, but gets hachi… with a critcal…
    Give me a fort roll Hachi…
    Hachikomaru:good ole creepers
    DM:The thing wraps around you… though you mange to resist its draing effect… (it used its critical to get a grab).
    Hachikomaru:yeah Herlock is like Walder Frey, always missing a battle
    DM:Geralt manages to evade the vines.. preparing to get the hell out of dodge…
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
  • Young Geralt grabs Masaru and exits the area
    *****Start of Young Calim’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn fires at the vines grabbing at Hachi as Geralt escapes
    DM:Okay Geralt grabs hijm and head sout of there, you got 3 strength so I’ll let you pick him up as a free action.
    Hachikomaru:got any Aela thermal detonators?
    Calim Gorn:Heh, well I got a grenade launcher power stunt statted up
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 26 ( natural:18 , Save DC:21 ) Cylmoril Creepers -—- Success
    Calim Gorn:Damn
    DM:Calim fires his bolt into the ccreepers but they resist it.. holding tighty to the new snack.. in afact many are trying to climb up the tree now going for Hachi…
    *****Start of Hachikomaru’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:“Get out of there Hachi!”
    Hachikomaru:lemme check something real quick
    DM:Hachi you can make an athletics check to try to break the grapple or use some weapon that does slashing damage to try to cut em
    Hachikomaru:ok morph is a free action, so I’ll shift into beast mode, and then make an athletics check to bust out
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    Young Geralt:very nice
    Hachikomaru:yeah it has +16 athletics
    guess due to its size
    DM:Hachi transforms into beast mode, managing to rip the vines off.. (Beast mode is your natural shape actually right?)
    DM:(Okay, so they wouldn’t actually be able to stop it with thier null mana effect then)
    Alyssa Toress:hey if i was there it wouldnt help
    masaru cant be rescued by a girl
    DM:Can your beast form still fly?
    Hachikomaru:ah wait nah its just the huge base STR
    thats why it has high athletics
    yup it has the same aela power
    DM:OKay you get out of there then, even fatigued 30 feet of flight gets you away from the dnager.
    And it seesm you’re al out of troubl.e.
    Young Geralt:he is unconscous and will never know
    DM:Hachikomaru gains a hero point. , Young Geralt gains a hero point. , Young Calim gains a hero point.
    Hachikomaru:see they fly :-p
    DM:You check out Masaru he’s definteyl unconscious…
    Baelis Sunborn:“So he okay?”
    “That was really great guys… You’ve got way better teamwork than Dragonband.”
    Young Geralt:“we need to get clear of here. Those things can come after us.”
  • Hachikomaru lands on the ground in canine form, and sniffs Masaru.
    Young Geralt:“Then we can check himout.”
  • Hachikomaru motions to Geralt with his head.
    DM:Masaru is alive… still has a few thorns in him, the creepers were saving him for a longer meal that’s for sure..
  • Hachikomaru points towards his back.
    Calim Gorn:“Yeah, let’s get out of here.”
    “I’m pretty sure they’re probably looking for us by now back at Thunderheart anyway.”
    Baelis Sunborn:“You guys don’t mind covering for your good friend baelis do you?”
    Hachikomaru:(can hop on my back with him G, prolly easier)
    Baelis Sunborn:“Maybe we can just say we were looking for water or good wood or something?”
    Calim Gorn:“No, they already know what happened…”
    Baelis Sunborn:“I’d put a good word in for you guys later…”
    “No they don’t. I mean not yet.”
    Calim Gorn:“They do, actually.”
    Young Geralt:"I know this is not what you would expect. Let’s not say anything about Masaru having to be saved by us. You… ", looking as the drunkard, “… better not say a word or we’ll have it known you were drinking on duty and caused this.”
    Baelis Sunborn:(to Geralt) “I won’t say anything about this…”
  • Calim Gorn laughs nervously…
    Young Geralt:“We will wake him before returning and he will know what we did but we will tell the others he fought himself free.”
    “Hopefull this will put an end to this stupid grudge.”
    Calim Gorn:“Heh, I wouldn’t count on it.”
    Baelis Sunborn:“Hey man, if you say so…” (loks to Calim) “Whats with him?”
  • Calim Gorn shakes his head, “Never mind, you’ll find out soon enough.”
    Young Geralt:once plenty clear will attempt to wake Masaru
    DM:Yeah give me a treatment roll
    Young Geralt:or will he wake on own
    DM:He should wake on his own but treatment can wake him earlier.
    I mean he’s not on the verge of death just had some life force drained from him.
    Young Geralt:can i use druidic lore to assita nd find herbs?
    DM:Hmm sure if you want to spend more time gathering components. though that’ll add some time to it.
    But sure you could do that. you’ll jsut have to stop a bit to go searching
    Young Geralt:ok, will just try treatment raw
    DM:You ease him down, giving him some rest trying to get him b ack to consciousness, but before he wakes… something happens….
    Young Geralt:and the dice are in fittign form
    DM:You hear a voice from above.. and standing in oneo f the trees you see a familiar face…
    Calim Gorn:lol fucking Taesian
    Taesian:“I found them!”
    DM:well they are his woods :P
  • Calim Gorn jumps a little at the sound of the voice, but relaxes once he realizes who it is
    Taesian:“What are you doing out here?”
    DM:Taesian casts a spell and teleports to the ground.
  • Calim Gorn glances at Geralt
    Young Geralt:We were lookign for Masaru and got caught in csome vines. He fell while trying to save us."
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    Young Geralt:fuck
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Taesian can just read your mind and know you’re lying anyway
    That whole “don’t read the minds of other Imbued” prohibition never stopped him
    Hachikomaru:well he aint pose to read another imbued’s mind technically :-p
    haha yeah
    Young Geralt:well he knows why i was lying at least too
    Taesian:“Sure he did…”
  • Taesian eyes Baelis suspiciously.
    Baelis Sunborn:“It wasn’t my fault…”
    Hachikomaru:who were you implying fell G? Masaru?
    Or you meant Baelis?
    Taesian:“You were assigned to watch them…”
    Calim Gorn:“He did at least tell us where to find Masaru and pointed us in the right direction.”
    Young Geralt:yes, Mas.. since he is still unconscious
    Calim Gorn:“If not for him alerting us we wouldn’t have found him.”
    DM:Some of the other imbued come behind rapidly a pair of magitech armor and another of the templar who you can’t recall his name.
    Taesian:“lets me see what I can do for him…”
  • Hachikomaru returns to his true form, in order not to freak out the town as a huge monster comes prowling into the place.
  • Taesian leands down next to Masaru,. casting what Geralt likely recognizes as a druidic helaing spell.
    DM:lol yeah I’l probably say ou transformed back while you were wating for G to treat Masaru.
    So you didn’t startle him if he came to, since otherwise Taesian prolly would have attacked ya
    he doesn’t know your’e a giant dog monster :P
    So we’ll spare that and say you changed back
    Hachikomaru:well he can turn into a wolf, so tit for tat :-p
    or a incorporeal wolf or something
    i know he used some kind of wolf form spell one time
    in the caves with the demons
    DM:Yeah he can shapechange.
    Hachikomaru:forget what it actually did
    DM:Taesian pours a bit of Mana into Masaru for a moment and he awakens..
    Hachikomaru:was it just a reg wolf transformation?
    or was it like a ghost wolf or something
    Masaru Oshiro:“What… what happened?”
    Calim Gorn:He could do either or
    Hachikomaru:eh? he had incorpreal power as well?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    Hachikomaru:i see
    guess one was aela and the other mana then
    Taesian:“Laventa said you were in trouble, so I came looking.”
    Hachikomaru:forgot he had two huge arrays
    he made his char like a D&D wiz
    with one of everything
    had like 50 alts
    Young Geralt:so we have other witnesses now toehr than tesian?
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah
    DM:Yeah there’s a templar and some other guys piloting magitech armor.
    Young Geralt:guess i have to tell the truth
    Hachikomaru:seems so G, or theyre incoming anyways
    Baelis Sunborn:“laventa? I didn’t tell her…”
    Calim Gorn:“We came looking for you and found you captured by some sort of plant creatures. We rescued you.”
  • Baelis Sunborn looks over to Calim.
    Young Geralt:well ift hey are not here yet then it matters
    Alyssa Toress:i bet viniira leaked it
    i didnt
    DM:WEll nah they came shortly after Taesian caclled to em.
    That’s who he was yelling to.
    Alyssa Toress:nah but who told taesian
    Calim Gorn:But before Masaru woke up
  • Hachikomaru bows to the Oshiro.
    Young Geralt:“You were being life leached in your sleep but we saved you. We will try to help you retain your honor.”
    Hachikomaru:“I’m glad you aren’t seriously hurt, my lord.”
    DM:Yeah heh, that’s a mystery thus fafr who told taeisna.. though Calim hinted that people knew so…
    Masaru Oshiro:“In my sleep?”
  • Hachikomaru nods.
  • Masaru Oshiro snaps to attention clearly a bit suspicous of what happened.
    Calim Gorn:“Yes… They must have come upon you while you were resting.”
    Young Geralt:“Yes. Creeper vines.”
    Hachikomaru:“There are life draining plants, yokai.”
    “Some kind of demonic vines.”
  • Masaru Oshiro takes a moment to aprise the thrornlike wounds on him.
    Baelis Sunborn:“Yeah we saved your life.”
  • Baelis Sunborn subtly tries to insert himself in the rescue…
    Masaru Oshiro:“Damn honorless plants!”
    Calim Gorn:(lol that’s gonna make it even worse for him, saved by the drunkard)
    Hachikomaru:“They enveloped me as well, luckily in my true form, I’m quite difficult to hang onto.”
    Calim Gorn:“They got a piece of Geralt as well, quite formidable.”
    Hachikomaru:“But, it was a team effort for certain.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Templar:“What were you doing out here? This area is dangerous, we wanted no trainees out here.”
  • Hachikomaru looks to the Oshiro. “Well?”
  • Hachikomaru doesn’t seem to want to put words into his mouth, unsure what response to give them.
    Alyssa Toress:i heard this was a suicide forest
    and i thought….
    Masaru Oshiro:“I was going to find an earth demon and bring it back… a kill to show them the Oshiro dedication.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I figured it was something stupid like that
    Hachikomaru:“My lord, I would counsel patience again.”
    Alyssa Toress:i called it
    Taesian:“You are a fool.”
    Alyssa Toress:like 3 hours ago
    Taesian:“I have seen the earth demons myself, they would destroy you.”
    DM:Baelis looks glad you didn’t throw him under the bus completely.
    Calim Gorn:lol… Yeah I mean he did at least have enough sense to come get us and point us in the right direction
    So Calim won’t just dump on him completely
    DM:Imperion Terl comes running quickly through the forest behind them with another party of soldiers.
    Hachikomaru:“My lord is eager to prove his worth in helping you defeat your enemies. I offer an apology, on his behalf.”
    DM:Laventa with that group.
    Hachikomaru:“It will not happen again, I give you my word.”
    “A fool perhaps, but a brave one.” he says bowing politely to Taesian
    Imperion Terl:“Baelis Sunborn! I give you one simple task and you manage to lead our soldiers on a chase in the middle of the night!”
    “You are a disgrace to the Templar!”
    DM:The imperion confiscates Baelis’ booze.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    the worst punishment
  • Calim Gorn makes his way over to Laventa while Terl yells at Baelis
    Hachikomaru:Power Loss, Complication “No Booze”
  • Laventa Gorn embraces Calim
  • Calim Gorn embraces her back, smiling a little
    Laventa Gorn:“I’m so glad you’re alive! You had me worried!”
    Hachikomaru:he’ll make a hell of a drunker master one day
    Calim Gorn:“Sorry to worry you. We’re okay.”
    Young Geralt:“Yes, we managed.”
    Calim Gorn:“As much as I dislike him, I couldn’t just leave a fellow bandmate to die in the wilderness. It wouldn’t have been right.”
  • Imperion Terl looks to Masaru, Hachi and the rest of the group.
    Imperion Terl:“And as for you, no more runing off into the forest!”
  • Hachikomaru nods. “Yes sir.”
    Imperion Terl:“I’m going to see you’re all watched more thoroughly… I thought we could trust in you not to do something this foolish.”
  • Masaru Oshiro hangs his head in defeat.
    Hachikomaru:“We did at least work as a team during our folly, Imperion.”
  • Hachikomaru says joking.
  • Imperion Terl gives a sten look to Hachi but says nothing.
  • Hachikomaru tries to hide a smile.
    DM:Anyway you all return to town, gonna do Alyssa’s scnee now… where she’s gonna meet with Saveron…
    Young Geralt:“Sorry Imperion. We did not know how far the track would take us, and had we delayed Masaru would be dead. He was brave and we just did our duty to help him.”
    Imperion Terl:“True, it’s not your fault… it’s Masaru and Baelis’… They’ll both be disciplined for this. Though you should have told us sooner.”
    “If you didn’t find him, he’d be dead.”
    Hachikomaru:“Lady Laventa, how nice of you to come to your brother’s aid. I wish my sisters were so kind.”
    Laventa Gorn:“I’m sure they would if they had powerful Aela magic.”
  • Calim Gorn grins
    Hachikomaru:“I hope Hana, isn’t treating you too badly.”
    DM:Anyway.. gonna jump back to Alyssa if Herlock is still here.
    Hachikomaru:wait, actually laventa isnt in dragon band is she?
    i forget if you put her in dragonband this time or not
    Alyssa Toress:i am
    DM:Nah she’s in dragon band.
    Alyssa Toress:i am here
    DM:That was one of the retcons, she wasn’t orignally
    but she is now
    okay Saveron meets with Alyssa again..
    Hachikomaru:ah ok so her and hana are in the same band then afterall
    Calim Gorn:Yup
    Alyssa Toress:“so master saveron i was wondering if we could continue our discussion from earlier”
  • Young Geralt will return to Viniira and have her tend to my wounds….
    Saveron of the Sun:“Indeed.”
  • Saveron of the Sun smiles.
    Young Geralt:thoughthey will likely be healed by my return due to regen
    Alyssa Toress:“as we both know Yt has found massive amounts of mineral wealth in its lands lately”
    “gold and silver and good iron for steel and so and so on”
    Saveron of the Sun:“Ah yes, there is much in the way of untapped resources.
    Alyssa Toress:”rahseld is especially good at extracting these things"
    “i am sure our exptertise could be put to good use of both our peoples to aid the people of yt in exploiting their resources”
    Saveron of the Sun:“I cannot say I am a fan of your machinery… I am a servant of nature myself. However that is not to say an agremeent can’t be reached.”
    Alyssa Toress:“we have the people with the technical knowledge and the machinary and funding needed to begin mass scale extraction”
    “well you dont need to be a fan of machinery to appreciate the profits it can make”
    “mines especially deeper mines need drills and explosives to extract the material”
    Young Geralt:((i doubt exploiting is quite the word tyou want to use))
    Saveron of the Sun:“My interest does not lie in profits, but rather power directly.”
    Alyssa Toress:“profits lead to power”
    “with profits you can hire mercenaries and weapons and secure yourself a kindom”
    “a united yt”
    Saveron of the Sun:“With Ronen mercenaries, that is not our way.. i would never be respected by the other clans if I must use outsiders to fight my battles. Such would be unthinkable.. however, that is not to say there is not another way.”
    Alyssa Toress:“what way would you have?”
    “i am sure whatever arrangements need to be made can”
    Saveron of the Sun:“Surely you want more than mere wealth… after all your sister gets Rahseld, but what do you get? Only a name? As any being blessed by the sun, I suspect you want to show the world you can shine.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i dont think a marriage would work i’m afraid”
    Saveron of the Sun:“And why not? We are both children of the sun, and while your sister would rule Rahseld, you could rule with me in Yt.”
    “With the backing of Rahseld, we could easily force the clans to unite or else lose the support of the empire.”
    Alyssa Toress:“it is not a kingdom i desire i am afraid”
    Saveron of the Sun:“Well if you just seek wealth, then there shall be plenty of that as well.”
    “We both get what we want.”
    Alyssa Toress:“its not wealth either”
    Saveron of the Sun:“Then tell me, what is it that you want?”
    Alyssa Toress:“the true power lies at the top of the empire with the archmagi”
    Saveron of the Sun:“So you wish to join the archmagi then?”
    Alyssa Toress:“i will lead them”
    Saveron of the Sun:“My.. you are ambitous.”
  • Saveron of the Sun smiles.
    Alyssa Toress:“if you wish a kingdom we can make it happen”
    Saveron of the Sun:“I had not suspected such ambitions from you.”
    Alyssa Toress:“but i am afraid i cannot marry you”
    “perhaps another of the toress?”
    Calim Gorn:(For instance Cousin Sylara)
    Alyssa Toress:“i have a cousin you would like”
    “she is pretty and will give you as many sons as you wish i am sure”
    Calim Gorn:(She’s not Imbued though so that might be a problem)
    Alyssa Toress:(hmm
    (she can get him one? :P_
    Saveron of the Sun:“Hmm… you speak of Ellenya I assume?”
    (there is one :P)
    Calim Gorn:(Oh yeah Ellenya is imbued lol)
    Alyssa Toress:“yes she is imbued and can survive your coupling”
    Calim Gorn:(She’s the weird one in the family and stubbornly refuses to get married though)
    Saveron of the Sun:“This could work if she could be convinced, I have heard she is… difficult.”
    Alyssa Toress:(i’ll work on it)
    “we can be very persuasive we toress”
    Saveron of the Sun:“Might I be as forward sa to ask who it is you plan on marrying yourself?”
    Alyssa Toress:“it is a bit unknown right now i’m dating sythe of house zanys but the inheritance poses a problem we are both second in line and my mother the queen would wish a matrilienial marriage and his father a standard marriage”
    Saveron of the Sun:“I have little problem with a matrilineal marraige.. as you know we have no family names in Yt anyway.. merely clan affiliations.. so long as we could still call our children of the Sun, then it matters not if they are also called toress.”
    Alyssa Toress:“if arielle produces an heir things could change who knows”
    Saveron of the Sun:“And as I said, you have the blood of the sun spirt within you too…”
    Alyssa Toress:“i’m not available i am afraid”
    “but we could work on ellenya”
    Saveron of the Sun:“Very well… I suppose the option is worth considering… though she seems a consolation prie compared to your beauty.”
    “And you are worth so much more than a second son of House Zanyz.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i’ll talk to the queen and see what kind of deal can be reached”
    Saveron of the Sun:“They are but lowly vassals of your family are they not? Seems to make more sense to marry upwards than marry downwards, but perhaps I am unfamilair with the way of Rahseld.”
    Alyssa Toress:“no it doesnt work like that”
    “anyway i will be back later with a reply”
  • Alyssa Toress curties and leaves
    Alyssa Toress:do we got time to talk to the queen?
    Saveron of the Sun:“Farewell then.”
    DM:Well the queen actually left.. she basically just gave her speech and took off on her airship, basically leaving behind Toress support (and her two daughters as PR).
    Alyssa Toress:welp
    well i was gonna tell her this guy was worthless
    and wont be any help
    DM:But you could potentialyl try to raise her on an Aela communicator.They do keep one airship out of many hovering in case of emergency.
    Alyssa Toress:yeah sure
    i can fly up to it
  • Alyssa Toress rings her up on aela
    DM:heh okay, you get aboard that and can pass along a message… basically how it works is that she won’t be directly in range, but you can send the signal to others. and they eventualyl can send the message along to other comms withjin range.
    So you won’t be able to talk directly but can leave messages for her, and you can leave em in a sort of code, so she’ll know what you mean (each faction has their own codes)
    So it’ll let you send her a message. Either that or you can try to pull rank and divert the airship to see her heh.
    You are the princess so if you tell em its urgent they could divert to Aylane to see her.
    But if it’s a simpel message you could just have it repeated.
    And don’t need to actually divert.
    Alyssa Toress:“i tried to broker saravano of the sun clan to hand over mineral rights in parts of yt but he wants to marry into house toress and thinks we could get him a kindom that way. its unlikely to work and hes kinda a brute and an idiot and he wouldnt accept the much smater plan of mercenaries and weapons paid for with gold mine profits”
    DM:heh okay you send off the message and they say it’ll be repeated over to her.
    Alyssa Toress:ok
    DM:Assuming u sing the various code words
    Alyssa Toress:yeah
    DM:to keep it confidental, it’s common to do that
    Another Toress would know em, but not anyone of other factions really.
    heh okay, guess we can stop here
    getting pretty late.
    Alyssa Toress:guess i will go play crusader kings 2
    tab was right all he wanted was my pussy
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:i could make him a king!
    DM:well he wanted more than that.
    Alyssa Toress:but he couldnt resist my looks
    DM:But hey why not have it all?
    I mean he wanted to be king too
    Alyssa Toress:i’m not gonna sleep with some barbarian that sleeps in a hut
    DM:Thing is like, it’d be really hard for him to use mercs to claim the kingdom, since then he’d be seen as a total usurper.
    lol yeah… well the sun clan see themselves as your equals.
    Despite the Rahseldians seeing them as lower.
    Alyssa Toress:yeah but weapons would work
    DM:The Sun clan are arrogant.
    Alyssa Toress:if we got them stupid rich
    they could buy weapons from us
    and then take over
    DM:Well I mean, the council would have to approve the conquest.
    Alyssa Toress:its not a conquest
    DM:They couldn’t just necessarily roll over the other clans, since they got politcal power heh.
    Alyssa Toress:its a unification
    DM:The toher 4 clans ain’t gonnab e too happy :P
Session 6 Log

Tabris:There we go
DM:heh yup that fixed it
Tabris:Nice, now just need G
Herlock:so guys i am thinking should i buy a computer or go to japan
Sefiros:go to japan to buy a computer?
Herlock:because i dunno if i have that much
Sefiros:dunno, they flew to me, not the other way around
Herlock:i am thinking i want to go to in the spring
dem sakura
Sefiros:they should have a radiation poisoning discount for tourism
Herlock:its not like i am gonna go to fukishima
just hiroshima
and wear my usa clothes
just a giant flag
as a shirt
Sefiros:the food is prolly more the issue
with the rads
Herlock:i’ll be fine
Sefiros:i knew a girl from hiroshima before
she wanted to be a tv news anchor of all things
Herlock:gonna go to the memorial for where the bomb dropped
Sefiros:or just go to the ukraine, you might get to see the next use
Herlock:maybe they sell fat man and little man anime girls
little boy
Tabris:Nah they take that shit super serious
Tabris:Fucking around at that memorial is probably one of the few surefire ways to get your ass beat lol
Herlock:yeah i suppose
i wasnt gonna really fuck around
i’m not a monster
Sefiros:herlock would try and troll the yakuza
and never come back
Herlock:i wonder if they have uber in japan
uber driver man how do i get to soapland
round trip from boston to tokyo is only ike 1000 bucks
thank you oil prices being in the gutter
Hey G
Herlock:G you ever get deployed overseas when you were in the military?
DM:wow only $1000 to fly to Japan?
Tabris:Yeah if you go from a major international hub
Herlock:of course it includs a 18 hour layover in shanghai lol
Tabris:For me it’s closer to $2k
lol yeah or you do something like that
Herlock:but i guess i could hang out in shanghai for a day
round trip boston direct to tokyo and tokyo direct to boston no stops
is 1700
Sefiros:where do you go, if you get shanghai’ed in shanghai?
Herlock:on japan air
Tabris:One of my friends is trying to get a group together for Winter Comiket
But I told him the airfare is too expensive for me
Also I need to pay down the credit cards
Herlock:maybe if you didnt buy all those anime drawings man
Tabris:Yeah pretty much, lol
I spent $2,900 in Dallas
Herlock:i hear jap airlines is really nice
so its tempting
Tabris:Yeah you definitely want ANA or JAL if you can get ‘em
Herlock:but thats an extra 700 dollars
and thats 700 dollars i could spend in japan
Herlock:on shit i cant get thru customs
Herlock:they sell the real nice airsoft guns there
no orange tips
Sefiros:dont gotta worry about some aloha snackbar guy blowing you up like if you visit europe either
Tabris:Just paint the orange tip black
Herlock:yeah i suppose
Tabris:Yeah just hope Aum Shinrikyo doesn’t decide to start up operations again
what was it they used, sarin gas?
Herlock:man that would suck to get caught in a sarin gas attack
Sefiros:i forget
Tabris:Pretty sure it was sarin
Herlock:that shit is relaly deadly i think
Tabris:Yeah it’s nerve gas lol
DM:I think if you breathe it you’re pretty much fucked
and i gotta worry about people stabbing people for no reason
Sefiros:yeah only the stabbings with reasons in japan
Herlock:i hear kyoto is really pretty
Sefiros:tho i dunno, there dont seem to be much crime, but when there is, it seems off the charts bonkers crazy type shit
DM:Heh anyway, we got everyone here, so we ready to start?
Tabris:Yeah I’m ready when you guys are
Sefiros:like when they go crazy there, they apparently kick it up a notch
Herlock:appanrelty the reason it didnt got nuked is some senior military guy in the us went there on his honeymoon when he was younger was was like hey can you not blow it up
yeah i am ready
DM:Not sure if G is ready yet might still have some stuff to do.
Alyssa Toress:i could go to osaka and ask them why they have funny accents
Sefiros:what about osaka
think its pose to have the best food irc
knew a woman from there before as well
Alyssa Toress:you know all kinds of japanese ladies huh
Sefiros:yeah i use know quite a few japanese people back in the day
Alyssa Toress:i could spend the entire trip ijn a pachinko parlor smoking unfilitered cigerettes
be very wolverine of you
Tabris:I was reading something earlier that said the filtered ones are actually more unhealthy
Because of the shit in the filter
Alyssa Toress:nice
DM:I dunno if I buy that lol
Sefiros:theres a study for anything now a days, prolly one saying how bad water and oxygen are for you
Tabris:Yeah dude, there are hundreds of people a year that drown in that shit
DM:Yeah lol, they do a case study on like 5 people and call ti conclusive results.
Alyssa Toress:i could do all kinds of dumb shit in japan i bet
i could go to the memorial where they buried all the war criminals with a state funeral
Sefiros:my primary choice was the old castles and shrines and shit, i didnt care much for tokyo or something
like id rather go visit the 47 ronin shrine or something
or hokkaido in winter
Tabris:I wan to go to Akihabara and buy all the things
Alyssa Toress:top floor
tab gonna head for the top floor of every shop
Sefiros:that was something wierd i remember as well
the chick i knew in osaka
like she had an apartment that was like a floor above a 7/11 or department store or something
like all their shit is vertical
all kind of diff shit in one building
Alyssa Toress:see what you do is you just leave all your clothes behind
Tabris:Yeah they don’t have room lol
Alyssa Toress:and bring home bags full of goodies
Sefiros:yeah was weird
Tabris:Or just go in one set of clothes and wash them every day
Alyssa Toress:just leave a mountain of socks on the hotel bed
Sefiros:im too clastraphobic to be japanese
Alyssa Toress:and pack your return bag fill of figmas
Sefiros:everythings so damn crammed
you go out into the woods, and its prolly like times square
thats the wilderness to them prolly lol
Alyssa Toress:go to the suicide forest
Tabris:Yeah not too many people around there
Sefiros:yeah maybe meet some real yokai
stumble on a kitsune wedding
Alyssa Toress:i doubt that
DM:I’d worry I’d run into those giant hornets in the suicide forest.
Those things are evil as fuck.
Sefiros:or get your nards savaged by the kamaitachi
i remmeber that thing
Tabris:Yeah those things are the stuff of nightmares
Sefiros:like if you spot a mystery cut on your person
its attributed to the kamaitachi
some kind of invisible dick that goes around scratchin shit
Tabris:I thought dicks were too blunt for that
Garrion:ok, i’m here.. was finishing up a round of x-wing with my boy
Sefiros:well i just remmeber friend of mine telling me about it, when i had a cut on my leg or something one time
Alyssa Toress:we were just discussing my trip to japan
Sefiros:was the first like yokai i learned about, in person
so i just remmber that story more vividly
theres some other shit i randomly recall as well
DM:Lets get the game started now that G is here.
Sefiros:like women and men having distinct gender specific valentines day
Alyssa Toress:hell yeah
Sefiros:and whats the other one “White” day or something
Alyssa Toress:white day
Sefiros:i forget which was for which
i just got a bunch of shit on whichever day it was
Alyssa Toress:white day is when men give to women
valentines day is when girls give to guys
Sefiros:ah ok
yeah that sounds right
think i remember recieving shit on typical valentines
oh yeah packaging
i remember japanese packaging being like pouched/bag centric
instead of box like over here
DM:Alright… so last we left off you’d slain the Oni and were deparitng the village.
Alyssa Toress:yeah!
Sefiros:seemed like everything was in a damn bag
Alyssa Toress:we were gonna go to the winter festival
Tabris:Yeah we were talking about going to the festival
Alyssa Toress:get some yakitori
DM:Yeah the winter festival in the nearby town of Seyomura.
Tabris:And takoyaki
Alyssa Toress:whatever
Tabris:You can get both lol
Alyssa Toress:great
which is why
ones like squid right
Alyssa Toress:okay
DM:If you’d like to do some of the festival stuff, we can do that otherwise we can just fast forward to when you go back to Aylanae and start year 2 of your training.
Alyssa Toress:whats the other
nah man lets party
Tabris:Heh I don’t mind fast forwarding the festival part
Alyssa Toress:okay
Tabris:Can just say we went and had fun
Alyssa Toress:just as long as its not more combat
Tabris:Also everyone can find nice kimonos
Or yukatas
Alyssa Toress:yeah!
no towels!
DM:heh okay, since nobody says they don’t wnat to fast forward, we can FF past the rest of the Makoro trip.
I mean I do’t mind doing some flavor stuff if you guys want, I just don’t want it to get boring if people would rather just FF the bit.
Garrion:i’m good skipping the menial stuff
Alyssa Toress:are we all a yeaer older
Tabris:Will grab a kimono for Laventa since she asked for one
Alyssa Toress:grab her some ssri’s too
DM:heh okay… you have an interesting trip to the winter festival. Including drawing a lot of attention from the people there, with some of the girls there beign interested in Calim, Geralt and Hachi.
Calim Gorn:Awww yeah
DM:Perhaps more interesting are the friends that Alyssa ran into, at one point along the journey small ice fairies began following her around for a while… offering her various tiny ice sculptures and other gifts.
Sefiros:shiva summon for later back tracking
Calim Gorn:lol
Alyssa Toress:hell yeah
thug life i got that ice
DM:Given your appearances, and travelling with Hachi, your imbued natures were pretty obvious and you seemed rather popular there, you didn’t run into anymore trouble with bandits, samurai or any other monsters.
One merchant was even rather annoying and bothering Geralt and Calim, trying to get them to agree to marry his daughter. Obviously trying to establish good relations with one of the imbued.
Calim Gorn:lol
Alyssa Toress:do it man
Calim Gorn:Father wouldn’t approve
Alyssa Toress:a noble getting married to a peasant girl never went wrong
Garrion:"Witchers don’t marry
Alyssa Toress:in the history of anything
Alyssa Toress:theres never been rpoblems with it
is rains of castamere on spotify?
DM:But your trip was mostly enoyable.. bbut all good things must come to an end and after a few weeks in Makoro, the time came to retunr to training and back to the floating city of Aylanae.
Now everyone is a year older… well except for Hachi, who ages slower, so he’s still more or less the same age.
Alyssa Toress:the tender of age of 13
i’m a teenager!
Calim Gorn:Yup
DM:Efforts to train his giant dog form to bark at the door when it needs to pee acid have thus far been unsuccessful.
Calim Gorn:lol
DM:Fortuantely your arrival back to Aylanee doesn’t begin with some kind of combat exercise like your intial arrival there did.
Calim Gorn:Oh yeah, at some point I would have apologized to Anise for peeking at her in the onsen and such, it was inappropriate and she did not deserve that sort of dishonor etc
DM:heh okay.
Alyssa Toress:you didnt apologize to me!
Calim Gorn:Well it’s not like you minded
Alyssa Toress:shes just a poor girl from a religious family
they have different upbringings
apparently nuns are supposed to have standards or something
Garrion:Geralt isn’t appologizing for anything, 1. that would incruminate him, 2. he liked seeing what Anise and Alyssa had to offer
Alyssa Toress:too bad witchers dont marry
and geralt totally gets married in the games
so thats bullshit
Garrion:well at least not in the typical sesne.. i mean the purpose for traditional marriage in those days was to have heirs
he can’t make any
Alyssa Toress:yeah i suppose
Sefiros:sterile like an immortal highlander?
Garrion:he doesn’t marry Yen.. that are just “together”
Alyssa Toress:anyway
Garrion:brb, grabbing another piece of pizza
DM:The arrival fo the different groups is a bit staggered, unlike beofre, with diffferent groups arriving at differnet times.
Sefiros:i dont even know how fast my char even ages
DM:lol well you’re like 9 in maturity when you’re 30 in real years.
So I’m thinking about 1/3 speed.
Sefiros:ah ok i knew it was diff, but i couldnt remember exactly
damn timelines
DM:You guys basically travel back with Aylssa though, not with the usual airship that would pick up Gerlat and Viniira and the other that would get the other Makoro natives.
Sefiros:i should have just ninja edited the timeline to have the orothean war end 9 years ago or something instead
Calim Gorn:So that means Laventa would be arriving separately from me?
Alyssa Toress:man you didnt even invite her on your summer vacation?
DM:Yeah, since you’re basically going wtih Alyssa from Makoro.
Calim Gorn:Okay I’ll go meet her when she arrives, if I can
DM:You basically arrive with Arielle, Alyssas sister about the Toress airship.
Yeah the other airships should be arriving fairly shortly within a few hours anyway.
Calim Gorn:(Heh, it wasn’t really a vacation to start off with, Hachi asked for us for some urgent business or whatever)
DM:So you coudl wiat up at the docks for her to get there.
Calim Gorn:Yeah I’ll do that
DM:Or just proceed off to your barrakcs, I’m asusming you’re gonna settle in first, heh.
Alyssa Toress:i’m gonna go meet sythe or whatever his name is
DM:But you could just wait if you wanted.
Garrion:yeah, drop off my crap
DM:heh okay.
Alyssa Toress:i assume the golems take our stuff to the barracks
Calim Gorn:Heh, yeah, guess I can drop off my crap first, and then I’ll wait at the docks with her kimono wrapped up in something unassuming
Sefiros:so at what age would be graduate?
DM:Yeah the golems can transport it.
You’re int raining for 8 years total.
Alyssa Toress:depends on what age you were when you started
i’ll be 20
Garrion:golen schmolem… i’m a real man and carry my own crap
Sefiros:im trying to figure out, am i gonna be like a child when i graduate or would my training last longer, etc
DM:Alright so Calim and Geralt go first to drop off thier stuff, Alyssa lets a golem takes it and goes to find Sythe.
Sefiros:yeah im confused, i should have went over this in more detail before, but my brain is too sleep deprived right now to comprehend it
Alyssa Toress:yeah you didnt plan it through :P
you’ll be 2.6 years older
if you age at 1/3rd rate
Sefiros:well i sorta planned it, but it was based on the original games calendar/time
Alyssa Toress:so you will be a 11 year old :P\
Sefiros:so when T had us start as kids
it threw like 30 pages of meticulously dated plot shit out of whack
Alyssa Toress:cant even see a pg 13 movie
Calim Gorn:
DM:Alright so… as Calim and Geralt get to the Emerald Band barracks, the Heart of Aylanae projection manifests just in the entrance.
Heart of Aylanae:“Greetings Emerald Band! I’m glad you could come back for another session of training.”
DM:The projection seems to be unusually emotional… and even seems to move around a bit more than usual.
Calim Gorn:“Ah, yes… Greetings…”
DM:As if thgere’s something wrong with it…
Alyssa Toress:report to the hospital for your medical exams
oh no its a plague
Heart of Aylanae:“Your instructor Imperion Terl also wishes to inform you that Masaru Oshiro has been named offical leader of Emerald Band.”
Alyssa Toress:lol fuck that
DM:Sef isn’t actually here for this since he didn’t actually go back yet… heh. Just Calim and Geralt are there right now

  • Calim Gorn frowns
    Hachikomaru:ok gotta go sit on the porcelain throne instead of the iron throne afk
    Heart of Aylanae:“From now on you have to do whatever he tells you to do.”
    Alyssa Toress:man masaru hacked that shit
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah, somebody did
    “Something isn’t right about this.”
    Garrion:“Oh joy. Who did the appointing?”
    Alyssa Toress:i’m gonna go stay in the dragon band barracks okay
    Heart of Aylanae:“I assure you that everything is completely and totally fine…”
    DM:The heart of Aylanae projection seems to walk a little towards you but stumbles as if drunk, before regaining her balance.
    You’ve never seen a Di crystal avatar stumble before, actually you didn’t even think it was possible…
  • Garrion looks to Calim… “Is something wrong here? I’m not too familar with all this tech stuff like you are.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes… Definitely.”
    Alyssa Toress:this is that episode of the next generation when some assholes take over the ships computer
  • Calim Gorn frowns…
    Young Geralt:“What could cause that?”
    Calim Gorn:“I don’t know precisely…”
    Alyssa Toress:heart of ayalayne wesley crusher is the new acting captain of the enterprise!
    Calim Gorn:“It could be an anomaly within the Di Crystal that houses her, or something in the systems that transmit her avatar.”
    Heart of Aylanae:“As my third thing… I’d also like you to find Hachi and tell him that the order has come down that he report for neutering in our new giant dog rehabilitation area…”
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Calim Gorn makes a strange face
    Heart of Aylanae:“In fact go inform him immedaitely! Like right now!”
    Young Geralt:“Ok, this is messed up. We need to report this to someone.”
    “How about you get down and lick my ball sack.”
    Heart of Aylanae:“I have notified everyone that needs to know about the current situation Gerold… or whatever your name is.”
  • Calim Gorn tries not to laugh
    Alyssa Toress:so is hacking the di crystal a mind death offense?
    DM:heh yeah you’d get in serious trouble for fucking with the heart of Aylane especially.
    A normal DI crystal not so mcuh but the heart of Aylanae… yeah.
    Heart of Aylanae:“You just keep upo that attitude, and I’ll send you to the neutering room too!”
    Young Geralt:“I’m done listening to this shit. The heart would never say something like that.”
    to Calim
    Calim Gorn:“Yes… You’re right, there is definitely something unusual going on… I’m just not sure who to report this to, or where they are… Normally I’d ask the Heart, but…”
    Heart of Aylanae:“I’m givng you two an order!”
  • Calim Gorn snickers a little, but holds it in, like he’s struggling to keep his composure…
    Young Geralt:“I’m tired, I just got back from giving Masaru’s mom the ride of her life.”
  • Calim Gorn starts laughing after hearing that
    Young Geralt:“I need to rest first.”
    Heart of Aylanae:“Now go on… before I lock you out of your quarters… You know I do control the doors. All of em. I’m the Heart of Aylanae!”
    Calim Gorn:“We’d better do what she says Geralt, she sounds serious…”
  • Calim Gorn continues laughing though
    DM:You see another projecction that looks like the heart of Aylanae appears in the room. The second one seems a bit more composed and more normal.
    Heart of Aylanae 2:“This prank has gone on long enough… if Geralt wishes to rest, he should be allowed to rest.”
    Young Geralt:“Yeah whatever. I don;t take orders from spineless imposters.”
    DM:You can see the orignal heart of Aylanae fades away followed by a familiar female voice coming from anothe room.
    Hana Makenki:“Come on… you ruined it!”
  • Hana Makenki enters the room looking angrily at the ‘newer’ heart of Aylane projection.
    Heart of Aylanae 2:“You stated before this would be a good-natured prank.”
    “You intended to prevent Geralt from sleeping, and this would potentially impair his performance.”
  • Calim Gorn claps his hands a little as he continues laughing
    Calim Gorn:“Well done, Hana, that was impressive.”
  • Hana Makenki takes a bow.
    Hana Makenki:“I still want to see how Hachi would have reacted to the news…”
    Calim Gorn:“Well, you could always do it again when he arrives… I won’t tell.”
  • Calim Gorn snickers a little
    Hana Makenki:“He’d sniff me out… I’ve still been working at covering up my scent.”
    Hachikomaru:was it hana illusions?
    Calim Gorn:lol yup
    Hachikomaru:instead of real heart of ayalanae
    yeah i figured as much
    didnt wanna spoil it tho
    Calim Gorn:“Ah yes, that’s true… His sense of smell is rather incredible.”
  • Calim Gorn claps Geralt on the back, “Come on, lighten up man.”
    Hana Makenki:“So hey, random question… are any of you good with magic?”
  • Calim Gorn shakes his head, sobering up a little
    Hana Makenki:“I mean you Yt guys are great with spells right?” (looks to Geralt)
    Young Geralt:“I guess. I mean I know a few tricks but it is not the magic of sorceresses like Alyssa
    Alyssa Toress:please the proper term is magical girl
    Hana Makenki:”Hmm.. damn… so you couldn’t hypothetically remove some kind of electrical ward that shocks anyone who tries to open a certain ventillation panel?"
    Young Geralt:i could blow the panel open maybe, but removing a ward, no."
    Calim Gorn:“I don’t think that sort of thing would be a good idea around here anyway…”
    Hana Makenki:“Oh… hmm damn… guess I’ll have to try bugging Helenia some more on how to remove that, or maybe Laventa…”
    “Yeah that’s what Laventa said before.”
    Calim Gorn:“I thought as much.”
  • Calim Gorn smiles a little
    Young Geralt:“Sorry, more pranks?”
    Hana Makenki:“Yeah, something like that.”
    “I’ll figure it out eventually hopefully, Anyway been nice talking to you two. But I gotta run.”
    DM:Hana starts to take off at a fast pace wall-running on one of the walls for effect as she makes her way out of there.
  • Calim Gorn shakes his head and chuckles some more
    Young Geralt:“Well I was sure that was Masaru. Guess not.”
    Calim Gorn:“I don’t think he’d be clever enough for that sort of thing.”
    DM:Meanwhile… back at Alyssa…
    Young Geralt:“Yeah, probably not.”
  • Young Geralt continues into the room.
    DM:She arrives at the Dragon band barracks and goes to see Sythe.
    Hachikomaru:i want to order a 50’ diameter dog bed for the barracks
    hmm still working on plausible deniability for killing someone and claiming im just a lap dog
    Alyssa Toress:“hey sythe!”
    DM:Syhte is just preparing stufff in his room. the interior of his room has a lot of expensive things as would be expected from anyone from House Zanyz, but most notably a fully stocked minilibrary with plenty of books, many of them rare first editions and limited printings..
    Most of them delaing with military strategy and overall tactics.
    Young Geralt:i’t nevil
    well maybe not if military
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“Hey Alyssa! I didn’t know when you were getting in.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah i just got in and came to see you right away”
    DM:He smiles as he seems you… the young man thoroughly put unde rthe spell of Alyssa’s charm.
    Alyssa Toress:“i took a trip to makoro over vacation”
    “it was pretty but everyone was poor and living in huts”
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“You should have let me know, we could have travelled together. Makoro can be a dangerous place.”
    Alyssa Toress:“but they have this really cool thing called a hot spring where warm water comes up from under the earth”
    “and you get around and swim in it”
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“Now I really wish you told me.”
  • Sythe Zanyz IV smiles.
    Alyssa Toress:“one of my band members wanted help with some of his vassals and he didnt want everyone to find out”
    “something about honor or something like that”
    “makoro are big into honor”
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“Hmm…. it wasn’t Masaru was it?”
    Alyssa Toress:“no it was that dog guy”
    “masaru is a brute and vulger”
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“Ah yes, Hachikomaru. Yes I’ve been studying him a bit. Quite an interesting character.”
    Alyssa Toress:“turns out there was some demon causing trouble so i sent everyone else to deal with it while i stayed at the hot springs”
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Sythe Zanyz IV smirks.
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“Well I can’t blame you tehre, you are on vacation.”
    “And cleaning up Makoro’s monster problem is not work for a princess.”
    Alyssa Toress:“after that we just toured the country a bit went to a few festivals and came bakc here”
    “it was very rustic”
    “and cold”
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“Yes, it is quite cold this time of year in Makoro. The seasons are reversed on the north side of Therin.”
    “So while it is summer in Rahseld ,Makoro is in its winter.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i got a few things of makoro clothing i could show off to you if you come visit later”
    Sythe Zanyz IV:“That sounds like a great idea.”
    Alyssa Toress:“come see me later i gotta go meet up with my band”
  • Alyssa Toress kisses him
  • Sythe Zanyz IV embraces you and kisses you.
    DM:Okay.. going to hachi…
    Hachi is on the docks waiting for the next airships to arrive (presumably since he didn’t do anything else)
    The ship from Ronen apparently is just arriving and off comes the travellers form there from both bands…
    Hachikomaru:where what why
    i assume you mean im in oramu waiting for a trip back to aylanae?
    DM:Nah you went back with Alyssa. you’re at Aylanae.
    Unless you didn’t want to go with Alyssa.
    I mean you could have waited for the usual ship.
    Hachikomaru:nah just trying to understand where im at etc
    im fine returning with her
    DM:heh okay, then you’re on the airship docks of Aylanae right now. heh.
    Just waitng for the other ships to come in, and perhaps just enjoying the fresh air.
    Hachikomaru:so i was just hanging out there? ok roger
    i thought you meant i was waiting to actually go some place, you had me confused
    DM:Heh nah..
    Hachikomaru:didnt get much sleep last night so my brain is all screwed up tonight
    DM:Gerlat and Calim whent ot the barracks and Alyssa went o see Sythe.
    DM:You didn’t tell me anything so you were kinda waitng around
    Hachikomaru:i gotcha
    well i didnt say anything because i wasnt sure what was going on
    DM:Whatever heh, it’s no big deal.
    Hachikomaru:you just said i wasnt there with calim and geralt
    so was just waiting to find out wherever i was at, didnt know you wanted my input
  • Hachikomaru takes in the smells of the travelers and the lingering smells of Ronen, as he stands on the docks, looking, listening, and smelling.
    DM:Coming out first you can see some of Dragon Band, Justinia Lastrium and Helenia Chrystri… Both of them wave to you as they see you and give the usual greetings…
  • Hachikomaru bows politely.
    DM:Behind them walking you see another warrior who looks rather similar to you.. with long silver hair and cat-like eyes.
    Calim Gorn:dun dun dun
    Hachikomaru:“I heard you shattered Lord Oshiro’s katana in training, Lady Lastrium, well done.”
  • Hachikomaru says in compliment.
    Hachikomaru:“With your bare hands.”
  • Hachikomaru says turning to stare up at the soldier.
    Justy S. Lastrium:“Yeah I didn’t really like the guy that much. I hear that’s a thing around here.”
    Hachikomaru:“He looks like he could be Geralt’s father.”
    “They have similar eyes.”
    DM:The other silver haired warrior stares at Hachi, sizing him up.
    Young Geralt:oh, Hachi set off his senses, hehe
    Hachikomaru:“But, Geralt is just one head of a many headed serpent, you sir, appear as a Silver Dragon.”
    “It is. Yes, I have heard the Hebbi-Kuran, and the stoy of the silver dragon, Ginryu, it must be you.”
    Helenia Chrystri:“Oh that’s just Sefiros… don’t mind him too much.”
  • Hachikomaru bows.
    Hachikomaru:“It is an honor to meet such a warrior.”
    Sefiros:“I have been called that before.”
  • Hachikomaru bows deeply.
    DM:The silver haired wariror seems to have little emotion to him and may not recognize you (actually he probably doesn’t causae you didn’t give him any knowledge skills :P )
    Hachikomaru:“I have heard of the Hebbi-Kuran and the mighty warriors that trained there.”
    DM:He returns the bow, apparently having some training in Makoro’s courtesies… before continuing on his way.
    Apparently not all that interested in a long conversation.
    Hachikomaru:“There was one said to have the countenance of a dragon of silver scales and emerald eyes.”
  • Hachikomaru bows again, as he looks at the rest of the passengers.
    DM:Helenia and Justy also proceed towards the Dragon band barracks, last off is Gregorio your band mate..
    Alyssa Toress:papa gregios
  • Hachikomaru waves him over.
    DM:He waves to you as he disembarks.
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Hey. You know… I don’t think i ever learned how I’m supposed to address a lord of Makoro..”
    Hachikomaru:“You bring the smell of thunder with you each meeting.” he says curiously
    “Well, I suppose you can use the word Lord, as they do in Rahseld.”
    “We have words in Taiyo with the same meaning.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Oh… it might have come up being around that Sefiros guy.. he’s kind of creepy.. They say he was created in some kind of expirement.”
    Hachikomaru:“He’s known as Ginryu where I come from, it means silver dragon.”
    “An experiment? He looks like his mother or father must have been of Mokoro.”
    “He looks like a halfbreed.”
  • Gregorio Prodynorites nods.
    Hachikomaru:“The Lady Lastrium as well.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Yeah I know she’s part Tai. On her father’s side.”
    Hachikomaru:“How is it, that she is of mokoro from her fathers line but bears a foreign name?”
    “Do the men in Ronen take their wives family’s name?”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“I guess he was the really open-minded type?”
    “Not normally…”
    “Though she was imbued and he wasn’t… so…”
    Hachikomaru:“Maybe he was from the Yoshinori lands.”
    “They have queer ways to the rest of Mokoro.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“So I guess she’s closer to nobility than he is.”
    Hachikomaru:“I see.”
    “Her mother is a great warrior from what I understand.”
    “My apologies.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Yeah I’ve heard some stories.”
    Hachikomaru:“Your question, I never answered it.”
    “What you call Houses, we call Gozoku, and what you’d call a lord, we say Atama.”
    “I am the Atama of Inuyama Gozoku.”
    “The Lord of House Inuyama, as you would say.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Ah.. So you should be Atama Hachikomaru?”
    Hachikomaru:“Hmm, would you say Lady Toress or Lady Alyssa?”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Well you’d call her princess Alyssa.”
  • Hachikomaru smiles.
    Hachikomaru:“Of course, but it wasn’t a trick question.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Speaking of which I heard she took a trip to Makoro near your lands…”
    Hachikomaru:“I just mean, do you address using the individual’s name or their family’s.”
    (actually have no idea T, lol)
    (if they go by the first or last in mokoro)
  • Hachikomaru nods.
    Hachikomaru:“We attended the Winter Festival in a nearby village.”
    DM:heh.. I figure probably last for Makoro, don’t know if i ever defined it.
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“You mean you went with her? Did she say anything?”
    Hachikomaru:(anyways I’ll teach him the proper lingo and what the diff levels of bowing mean, the deep bow for deep respect, the shallow polite bow, etc)
    Gregorio Prodynorites:(he seems far more interested in learning about the princess)
    Hachikomaru:“She said lot’s of things.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Anything about me?”
  • Hachikomaru raises an eyebrow.
  • Hachikomaru tries to think of a way to respond.
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“I was just curious what she thought of me…”
    Alyssa Toress:wow i cant believe that gregorio guy has such a tiny penis
    its like a baby dick
    Hachikomaru:“Well, she was impressed by your display of lightning magic before.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:(lol)
    Hachikomaru:“House Toress is known for their similar magics.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“She said that?”
  • Gregorio Prodynorites seems a bit excited.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Don’t lead the poor dude on
    Hachikomaru:“Well, not in those exact words, at that exact time.”
    Alyssa Toress:sef is just gonna make my life harder
    Hachikomaru:“I believe she said it, the day it happened….”
    “Not during her trip to Mokoro.” lol
    Alyssa Toress:i dont think i ever said any of that
    Hachikomaru:lol im just trying to be polite
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Oh… So she didn’t say anything more recently?”
  • Hachikomaru squirms a bit.
    Hachikomaru:“Is there something specific I should reply with?”
  • Hachikomaru says feeling like he’s being tested with wits.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“No… I mean, I was just… never mind…”
    Hachikomaru:“Is this some sort of political duel?”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“I should probably get to unloading my gear in my room.”
  • Gregorio Prodynorites seems rather disappoionted as he starts to head away.
    Hachikomaru:“I was just trying to be polite, my apologies.”
    Calim Gorn:Poor Papagiorgio
    Hachikomaru:“I do not mean to speak directly for her highness.”
    “I will ask her on your behalf, if you require.”
    Young Geralt:good job sef, he probably going to go off himself now…
    Hachikomaru:“Is there a certain way you would like me to form the inquiry?”
    lol yeah i know
    Calim Gorn:Figured he would have heard the rumor about her banging Sythe by now anyway
    DM:well he’d smell it anyway lol
    Hachikomaru:think tab meant Greg
    not me
    Young Geralt:maybe he’ll come to me to find out how to get some action from Masaru’s mom ;P
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah I meant Gregorio
    Like why is he trying to get with the princess, doesn’t he know she’s Sythe’s bitch
  • Hachikomaru nods.
    Gregorio Prodynorites:(yeah heh, he probably did though he might be in denial)
    “Uh.. no thanks.”
    “It’s not all that important, I was just curious.”
    Hachikomaru:“If you would like, you can accompany me, to meet with her some time.”
    Alyssa Toress:hachi please stop smelling so much near me
    Young Geralt:does hachi sniff your butt?
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“But don’t tell her I was asking that stuff, okay. I don’t want her to think I’m weird or something.”
    “Anyway… maybe we can talk later.”
  • Hachikomaru nods.
    DM:Gregorio heads off…
    Hachikomaru:“If it makes you feel any better, I believe she already thinks we’re both weird.”
    DM:Gregorio doesn’t respond but you probably depressed him some wiht that lost comment.
    Hachikomaru:“If I need to find you, I’ll follow the sound of thunder.”
  • Hachikomaru says, jokingly.
    DM:okay… going to head to next scene… so assuming you all eventualyl go to your barracks to settle down…
  • Hachikomaru turns his attention back to the docks, and then his mind wanders to Suzo, as he tries to pick up her trail and locate her.
    DM:She’s not here yet, the Yt/Makoor ship is the last to arrive.
    Hachikomaru:ok roger that
    DM:I was gonna ask if you any of you wanted to meet it at the docks.
    DM:Or if you’re gonna just want to stay in your barracks or what not
    Hachikomaru:that would prolly be the proper thing to do
    considering the oshiro’s son is on board
    Calim Gorn:Calim is gonna try to find Laventa to give her the kimono he got for her, other than that he has no concrete plans
    Hachikomaru:or i presume anyways
    Alyssa Toress:then hes gonna be like hey try it on
    also you arent actually supposed to wear anything under it
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:heh okay, yeah you can spend some time with Laventa. not gonna bother RPing that part out.. I mean since we kinda know where you and Laventa are moving towards anyway :P
    Nothing too much woudl happen yet.
    Alyssa Toress:i hope you like it!
    oh you need help
    let me help
    Alright so presumably Hachi is gonna be the only one to greet the Makoro ship?
    Alyssa Toress:yeah i guess no one else cares
    DM:lol yeah.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Hachi can see the airship from Makoro and Yt arrive, like orignally it’s one ship that picks up from both areas.
    Masaru emerges first, with a look that seems to show renewed arrogance. with Nori behind him.
    Suzu doesn’t come off just yet.. at least not that you can see.. though Viniira is behind those two, keeping a good distance from the two from Makoro.
    Masaru walks up to Hachi. extending the usual Makoro courtesies.
  • Hachikomaru bows deeply.
    DM:Just don’t want to bother going with all the ettiquette stuff but just letting you know Nori and Masaru aren’t disrespecting you or anything heh.
    Masaru Oshiro:“I’m surrpised the princess isnt’ here to greet me.”
    Hachikomaru:“I’m sure she must be preoccupied with something important to not extend such a courtesy my lord.”
    “How was your journey home?”
    “Is that a new sword?”
    Masaru Oshiro:“Indeed it is.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
  • Hachikomaru says throwing in a jib.
  • Masaru Oshiro pulls out his katana to show you.
    DM:Apparently it is quite a new blade, and of remarkable quality.
    Hachikomaru:“A beauty.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“Specially forged by masters of swordcraft, my father says it will go nicely with my new trainng that I recieved.”
    Hachikomaru:“Fresh forged?”
    “I would have thought you would recieve one of the Oshiro’s ancient blades.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“None of the family blades suited my purposes as this one does.”
    “So a new weapon had to be constructed.”
  • Hachikomaru nods.
    Hachikomaru:“You sound like my father.”
    “He would say something like that.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“Your father was quite a warrior. A legend around Makoro.”
    Hachikomaru:“Yes, I could see your skill has improved quite alot from watching just here.”
    “I can imagine you likely spent as much of your downtime training.”
    “Yes, some say.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“As my father says, a true warrior can never afford to relax.”
    Calim Gorn:(Bet he didn’t slay an oni though)
    Hachikomaru:“Others speak of him as if they were simply telling a children’s fable.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“The trainng I recieved in my time off from this place makes me wonder why I bother listening to these fools in the first place.”
  • Hachikomaru nods.
    Masaru Oshiro:“The ways of Makoro are far superior anything these foreigners can teach.”
    Hachikomaru:“Yes, afterall they come to the Hebi-Kuran to learn our ways.” he says just trying to tell him what he wants to hear
  • Masaru Oshiro smirks.
    Masaru Oshiro:“One day I’ll train there.”
    Hachikomaru:“I saw one such warrior earlier, perhaps you’ve heard of him.”
    “The Templar, Sefiros.”
    Masaru Oshiro:(He’s not a templar yet)
    (He’s just an artificer’s guild member)
    Hachikomaru:ah ok well just insert dragonband
    “I hear he trained at the Hebi-Kuran, and they called him Ginryu.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“A token offering to his hair no doubt.”
    Hachikomaru:“He wield’s a temple sword (ie non functional huge ass nodachi shrine sword) like a normal man wields a katana.”
    smiths would make these huge nodachis as just displays of their skills, sicne they were difficult to create from what i read
    they werent meant to be used
    so thats how i had the story of Sef using one
    Masaru Oshiro:“I would not beleive all you hear, most say he simply conjures his weapon from Aela.”
    Hachikomaru:i think he picked up one of the ornamental ones and used it like it was a functional one at the hebi-kuran
    or that was the story i had come up with him as to how he got to using one
    just super STRed what was pose to be a decoration lol
    Masaru Oshiro:“Anyhow I am eager to be back… so much to do. Things are going to be different around here, I’m going to get my proper respect.”
    Hachikomaru:“I see.”
  • Hachikomaru bows. “If you have need of my services my lord, then I am always here.”
    Calim Gorn:(Man, 7 more years with this guy)
    Young Geralt:its like Malfoy at Hogwartz
  • Hachikomaru greets Noori and the others as they disembark.
    Masaru Oshiro:“of course. It is good seeing you Atama Inuyama.”
    Hachikomaru:“Viniira, you look even more fiercer than when you left.” he says as she passes by
    DM:He and Nori proceed past… as Viniira stops to see you.
    Viniira the Horned:“And I’m twice as fierce as I look.”
    Hachikomaru:“And your axe sharper.”
    Viniira the Horned:“Though for now we better get down to the barracks and warn Geralt, I think Masaru is going to try something.”
    “Suzu overheard them saying something on the trip over here.”
    Hachikomaru:“Perhaps, it is best to let them settle their own problems.”
    “Geralt, is tougher than he looks.”
    “Well, I suppose he looks tougher too now.”
    “With that big scar on his chest.”
    Viniira the Horned:“Well I want to make sure he’s at least ready.”
  • Hachikomaru says in jest poking fun of himself.
  • Hachikomaru nods.
    Hachikomaru:“I shall not keep you from your task.”
  • Hachikomaru waits for Suzu.
    Calim Gorn:(Are we PL7 yet? lol)
    DM:Nah you’ll be PL7 at thge end of your 2nd year. heh :P
    And PL 8 at the end of year 4.
    Calim Gorn:Sadness
    DM:Vinira continues off. Suzu, though you can smell her, takes about 5 mnutes more befofe she comes out… checking timidly from over the railing before proceeding down.
  • Hachikomaru waits for her patiently then bows deeply when she steps off.
    Hachikomaru:“Greetings Lady Ueno.”
    DM:She returns the bow in the formal ettiquette of Makoro.
    Young Geralt:her and greg should hook up, but then again neither would have the guts to make the first move
    Suzu Ueno:“Greetings Atama.”
    Hachikomaru:“I hope your trip was a fruitful and enjoyable one.”
    “I had thought to visit the Yoshinori lands while I was back home, but had duties to attend to.”
    “I’ve heard you have developed a natural talent for magitech devices.”
    Suzu Ueno:“I understnad. I was quite busy as well.”
  • Suzu Ueno seems a little embarassed at the comment.
    Hachikomaru:“That will be a useful talentm especially in this place.”
    Suzu Ueno:“It was an exaggeration at best.”
    Hachikomaru:“I still understand very little.”
    Suzu Ueno:“Though I appreciate your kind words.”
    Hachikomaru:“Could I trouble you for any assistance I may need in the city?”
    Suzu Ueno:“Do you require anything?”
  • Hachikomaru shakes his head. “Nothing at the moment, other than just the company and conversation.”
    Hachikomaru:“But I’m sure I’ll manage to lock myself out of the barracks or something sooner or later.”
    “I just wanted you to know, that if you need any help as well, then do not be afraid to ask for my help.”
    “It is easily and readily available.”
  • Suzu Ueno nods silently.
    Hachikomaru:“I have a mother, and two sisters to look after back home.”
    Suzu Ueno:“Family obligations can sometimes be difficult.”
  • Hachikomaru nods.
    Hachikomaru:“Yes, though this is the one place you can come to escape some of that in some way.”
    “At least, for a young woman such as yourself.”
    “The rules and customs here are different.”
    “You don’t have to cook any meals, you don’t want to, for example.”
  • Hachikomaru says with a raised brow.
    Suzu Ueno:“my family says I should be polite.”
    Alyssa Toress:suzu needs to hang out with alyssa more
    Calim Gorn:Second
    Hachikomaru:“If someone troubles you, then you let me know, and I’m sure they’ll recieve a healthy visit from a fox, who will trouble them equally.”
    Suzu Ueno:“I do not wish to offend.”
    Alyssa Toress:hey suzu have you ever heard of mdma
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:“Of course, but it is my duty to make sure you are not on the recieving end of such offense as well.”
    Suzu Ueno:“There is no need… I do not wish to start trouble.”
    Hachikomaru:“My father was friend and ally to Daimyo Yoshinori, and you are his vassal.”
    “So I am honorbound to return such courtesies.”
    Calim Gorn:(I’m just waiting for her to snap and like, shove a magitech gun down Masaru’s throat and blow his head off, or something)
  • Hachikomaru bows again.
    Hachikomaru:“If you need anything, just send for me.”
  • Suzu Ueno nods.
    Suzu Ueno:“I will be… okay.”
  • Suzu Ueno seems as if she was reluctant to say that last statement.
    Hachikomaru:“Yes, I know.”
    “Since any such offenders will be dealt with personally.”
    “Your cooking smelled quite good I must add.”
  • Hachikomaru says with a jestful smile.
    Hachikomaru:“I didn’t get a chance to taste any of it though.”
    “The food here is horrible in comparison.”
    Young Geralt:so get in there and fix me some soup woman!
    Hachikomaru:“The view food like it’s just water, a meaningless necessity.”
    “No art or skill to it at all.”
    “It all tastes the same, even to my sharp senses.”
    Suzu Ueno:“I could make you some sometime…”
    “If that is your wish…”
    Hachikomaru:“I would be eager to share a meal with a true artist.”
    “Than a golem pushing paste.”
  • Suzu Ueno nods.
    DM:Okay, gonna switch to Geralt (anbd potentially Calim(
    Back at the Emerald Band barracks
    Calim Gorn:Whoo
    Hachikomaru:“What was it you heard, could I ask?”
    DM:Masaru and Nori arrive.
    Calim Gorn:I’d be at the barracks if I’m done visiting with Laventa, heh
    Hachikomaru:“Viniira says Lord Oshiro intends to do something to Geralt.”
    DM:There’s a loud clang on the metal wall that resounds through the building.
  • Calim Gorn jumps at the sudden sound
    Young Geralt:“wha—?”
    DM:Geralt’s accurate hearing cna pinpoint it in the main entry room downstairs.
    He guesses it was from someone striking the wall.
  • Young Geralt will exitto check it out
  • Calim Gorn follows after him
    DM:The two fo you can see Masaru and Nori downstairs… There doesn’t seem to be any damge to the wall (it’s notoriously hard to damage the structures in Aylanae)
    Masaru Oshiro:“Good now that you two are awake… there’s going to be changes around here.”
  • Calim Gorn raises an eyebrow
    Young Geralt:“Ok, whatever. I’m heading back to my room and you can tell me about it tomorrow.”
  • Masaru Oshiro advances towards Geralt with a furious look.
    Young Geralt:he downstairs and we on a balcomy right?
    DM:heh, yeah there’s a little balcony overlooking it.
    Young Geralt:ok, mso he coming up the stairs to the side or something?
    Masaru Oshiro:“You will listen you wretched worm…. You are talking to the imbued son of Daimyo Oshiro, chosen of the Oshiro Gozoku to be successor.”
    Young Geralt:or just walking up to under the balcony
    DM:Yeah heh there’s two sets of steps basically ccurling eitehr way and he’s climbing up one side.
    He’s starting to climb up.
    Nori is behind him as well, keeping his eye on Calim.
  • Calim Gorn gives Nori a sort of “Why do you put up with this asshole” look
    Young Geralt:“Yeah, ok… I don;t know what any of that means. I’m not in your lands. When you take power there then you can start bossing people around.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“I already have power over your worthless lands…. Do you tihnk your clan will get another Imbued if you dare challenge me?”
    Young Geralt:“Till then just shut your pie hole.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“With one word to my father, your clan coudl lose all rights to get anymore imbued, and your clan woudl dry up like the worthless husk it is.”
    Calim Gorn:“Heh, your father is only one vote on the Council. He doesn’t have that much power on his own.”
    DM:Masaru approaches up to Geralt, his fists glowing with a greenish energy that is indicative of mana-channeling.
    Masaru Oshiro:“Your little tricks aren’t going to work on me anymore. Now shut your mouth and obey or I’m going to beat the respect into you.”
    “By the time I’m done with you, you’ll be as subservient as one of my father’s concubines.”
    Young Geralt:“I don;t have time to deal with you. You can beat me all you want but it won;t earn you any respect. Respect comes from earnign it through deeds, not force and threats.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“Then consider this my first deed.”
    DM:Alright initative time… heh.. I haven’t implemnentd the PC roller yet so I’ll add you to int
    Calim you want to join in or you gonna let them fight it out?
    Calim Gorn:lol this should be good
    Alyssa Toress:i am still at dragon band right
    Calim Gorn:I’ll let Masaru and Geralt go one on one, I’ll keep an eye on Nori and intervene if he does
    DM:actually you mgiht be around for this too Herlock, since I mean you wowuld have left there before anyway.
    Young Geralt:“Do what you wish. You will ruin your honor and receive a beating for harming a fellow imbued.”
    Alyssa Toress:okay but i am not getting into combat
    dont roll init for me
    DM:heh okay.
    Calim Gorn:“Watch out Geralt!”
    DM:one sec lemme update Masaru’s stats…
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I see how it is, they get beefier stats but we don’t =P
    DM:Masaru takes a swipe at Geralt with his green glowing fist.
    You got some power points :P
    Masaru Oshiro:Masaru Oshiro Attacks! (Close, +8, rank 5 Damage) PA 2Roll Result: 24 (18) Effect Rank: 7
    Calim Gorn:Ow
    DM:He unleashes a vicious flurry of blows (that has multiattack on it..)
    Getting two degrees of success, so that’s another +5 damge for ihm… alright you gotta make a toughness roll against him.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, it’s only +2 for 2 degrees
    DM:oh wait yeah
    that’s right.
    Calim Gorn:You gotta get 3 degrees for +5 damage
  • Young Geralt takes the blow with a heavy grunt
    DM:yeahonly +2.
    Calim Gorn:lol damn
    DM:Geralt takes 3 wounds and is staggered from the vicous onslaught (it is a nonlethal attack, but seems to hit quite powerfuly nonethleess).
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
    Masaru Oshiro:“What do you have to say now, you white haired freak?”
  • Young Geralt takes a moment to regain his composure, not attacking back but standing his ground…
    Young Geralt:remove staggered….
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, Recover action
    Should remove it
    Masaru Oshiro:yeah
    you can take your acton to just recover.
    Young Geralt:ok, done
    Masaru Oshiro:yeah it’ll keep your wounds just remove the staggere conditon. so you don’t drop on another 3 wound hit.
    *****Start of Masaru Oshiro’s Turn*****
    DM:Masaru contineus the barrage… clearly having some martial arts techniques and movingg with a flurry of punches and kicks… he’s been practicing with techniques that aren’t taught here in Aylanae…
    Calim Gorn:That also gives you +2 on your active defenses until the start of your next turn
    DM:It does? Didn’t know it gave any bonus
    Calim Gorn:Yeah says so in the book
    DM:oh okay gues st does.
    Never knew that
    heh… guess they copied that from 4E second wind.
    Masaru Oshiro:Masaru Oshiro Attacks! (Close, +8, rank 5 Damage) PA 1Roll Result: 10 (3) Effect Rank: 6
    DM:This time you manage to block Masaru’s flurry of green energy strikes.
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn keeps an eye on Nori, likely the same thing Nori is doing to him
    DM:Yeah Nori seems to be observing Calim mostly with a look of practiced stoicism
  • Young Geralt dodged the wild attack…. “You have not earned any more respect yet. The more you act like an ass the more i dispise you.”
    Young Geralt:is there a full defense action?
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    DM:Yeah there’s a full defense.
    Young Geralt:what bonus?
    DM:Basically ou roll 1d20+your defense and that becomes your defense. If you roll lower than 10 though youa dd 10
    Simiarl to using a hero poitnt for defense.
    Young Geralt:ok
    DM:So it’s kinda variable.
    could be anywhere from 1 – 10 point bonus
    Calim Gorn:It says you roll it against any attack made on you heh
  • Young Geralt goes full defense, using his nimbleness to avoid Masaru.\
    Calim Gorn:Though doing a static bonus for the round might be easier
    DM:yeah I remember I generally did that most of the time before, won’t really matter here anyway.
    I guess if someone is running certain combat manuevers that rely on full D it might warrant multiple rolls I dunno.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
    DM:Masaru contineus attacking, convinced he’s got you on the defensive.
    Masaru Oshiro:Masaru Oshiro Attacks! (Close, 8, rank 5 Damage) PA 2 AOA 2Roll Result: 21 (13) Effect Rank: 7
    Calim Gorn:So roll 1d20 + Parry
    Young Geralt:oops that was a d10
    Calim Gorn:You could do it as 1d10
    10 lol
    Since you add 10 to anything that rolls under 10
    DM:yeah heh… that’s one way to do it.
    Calim Gorn:Not your full Parry, just your bonus
    So that should be +6
    DM:Yeah so that sohuld be a 6… well anyway it amounts to the same
    cause he adds 10 anyway cause he rolled under 10
    So it’l be 17.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    So that still hits him
    DM:Masaru gets through your defenses punching in at you withy his blow… alright give me a toughness roll
    Calim Gorn:Oof, rolling really bad
    Young Geralt:yep
    DM:That’s a 2 degree failure.. so 2 wounds and you’re dazed.
    Calim Gorn:That’s only 2 degrees at least
    *****Start of Masaru Oshiro’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
    Young Geralt:dazed 1 round?
    DM:Yeah only lasts this turn
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    It’ll clear at the end of your turn I think
    DM:Vinirra comes running in the main door…
    Viniira the Horned:“Geralt!”
  • Young Geralt continues on the defense… maneuvering so that masaru is between him and the stairs….
    Masaru Oshiro:“Look… your woman has come to protect you… how cute.”
    DM:Heh okay. you were holding the higher ground so that won’t be too hard.
    *****Start of Masaru Oshiro’s Turn*****
    DM:Masaru presses the attack… a smile on his face.
    Young Geralt:“I have friends. They are not here to protect me because you are no threat. Even if you keep hitting me you are and always will be a coward.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“Not a threat? Your broken ribs say otherwise.”
    Masaru Oshiro Attacks! (Close, +8, rank 5 Damage) PA 2 AOA 5Roll Result: 18 (7) Effect Rank: 7
    DM:Masaru puts everything he has into the flurry… trying to take you down.
    Calim Gorn:Roll your full defense again heh
    Young Geralt:piss
    Masaru Oshiro:damn.
    Calim Gorn:So close
    Masaru Oshiro:minium defense twice in a rol
    DM:Alright give me another toughnes roll
    Calim Gorn:That’s gonna hurt
    Young Geralt:the dice are bound to change some time
    DM:Another 3 wounds and a three degree failure, and you’re staggered again.
    Calim Gorn:Heh, 3 degrees again, but at least you removed Staggered earlier
    Masaru Oshiro:“Ready to give up freak?”
    Calim Gorn:(to Nori) “Do you really find honor in serving a tyrant like this?”
  • Viniira the Horned holds her axe at ready, as Nori moves to intercept her with his spear.
    Hachikomaru:try the psychic roller method like me G
    Nori Yuudai:“I only see that the combat remains honorable.”
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
    Hachikomaru:visualize a nat 20 before you click on the roller :-p
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:im serious thats what i do haha
    Viniira the Horned:“To hell with your honor!”
    DM:Viniira rushes in to join the fight…
    It’s geralts turn right now.
    Calim Gorn:lol, well if she’s keeping Nori occupied guess I can join in as well, unless Geralt wants me to hold back
    DM:I won’t let Nori act this round since they will be coming in next tunr
    okay Calim and Nori will get to act next round so not yet… heh.
  • Calim Gorn draws his pistol as he sees Viniira rushing in
    DM:But Geralt is up righ tnow
  • Young Geralt staggers on his feet, taking a moment to regain his composure between blows… spitting out a wad of blood toward Masaru. I may be a freak, but you will always be a grovelling worm seeking out attention."
    *****Start of Young Calim’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Next round before I can act right?
    DM:So what were you doing G? just full Defense agin?
    You can’t recover twice in a combat
    can only do that once
    Young Geralt:yep, focus to remove staggered
    oh ok
    DM:oh you can’t actually do that agin, you only get one recover per battle.
    Kinda like 4E second wind
    Calim Gorn:Heh yeah can’t remove the staggered twice
    Young Geralt:so can’t do that again
    Calim Gorn:Can just full defense
    Masaru Oshiro:“You should learn how to speak to your betters, savage.”
    Young Geralt:ok, well i guess that is it… i’m trying to make him look like the tyrant
    DM:heh okay.
    *****Start of Nori Yuudai’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Viniira the Horned’s Turn*****
    DM:Vinira rushes at Nori trying to get past him, and it’s clear Nori intends to block it.
    She strikes at him with the flat side of her axe, reducing its effectiveness but at least not making it lethal
    Viniira the Horned:Viniira the Horned Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 3 Damage) PA 2 AOA 2Roll Result: 20 (13) Effect Rank: 5
    Calim Gorn:Whooo go Viniira
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 5) Roll Result: 9 ( natural:5 , Save DC:20 ) Nori Yuudai -—- Failure by 3 degrees
    And she staggers Nori.
    wow… heh…
    Calim Gorn:lol nice
    DM:Nori apparently wasn’t execpting such a powerful response from a woman… so his reactions weren’t as quick or deliberate as they should hav ebeen.. or perhaps he had his eye on Calim’s gu…
    *Start of Masaru Oshiro’s Turn*
    DM:Masaru presses his maritl arts flurry on Geralt.
    Masaru Oshiro:Masaru Oshiro Attacks! (Close, +8, rank 5 Damage) AOA 2Roll Result: 13 (3) Effect Rank: 5
    DM:Though this time is easily held off.
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*
  • Nori Yuudai speaks something in Taiyou as he’s struck by Viniira.
    Young Geralt:“Viniira, do not lower yourself to their level. Masaru came here lookign for a fight, don;t give it to him. He is weak and will never have respect for his behavior.”
    Viniira the Horned:“If they want a fight, that’s fine with me… so long as we win.”
  • Young Geralt caughs up some blood.
    Young Geralt:“I’ll live. I have scars on my chest to prove it.”
    Calim Gorn:“That’s all fine and good, Geralt, but friends stick up for one another.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“Geralt, you’re as weak as Suzu… it looks like the dog tamed you.”
    Young Geralt:full defense
    *****Start of Young Calim’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn attempts to take Nori down to give Viniira a clear path to Masaru
    DM:Heh okay.
    Calim Gorn:Will fire off some non-lethal from my pistol
    DM:Do you h ave a nonlethal attack?
    Calim Gorn:It has Variable 2
    DM:Ah okay.
    Yeah it could have a nonlethal attack then
    Calim Gorn:It’s also multiattack
    DM:probably some electrical attack
    Young Geralt:salt rounds…
    Calim Gorn:Damn, so close to a crit
    DM:Well say it’s an electrical blast. I mean it does shoot energy so that’d make sense.
    Calim Gorn:But hopefully that gets the full +5 multiattack
    Masaru Oshiro:nah missed the +5 by 1
    Calim Gorn:Shit
    Masaru Oshiro:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 8) Roll Result: 3 ( natural:2 , Save DC:23 ) Nori Yuudai -—- Failure by 4 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Boom
    DM:Wow still smoked him though.
    Calim Gorn:Took him down either way, lol
    “Go Viniira!”
    DM:Nori takes a cheap shot from Calim as he’s reeling from Vinira’s blow.
    *****Start of Nori Yuudai’s Turn*****
    *****Start of Viniira the Horned’s Turn*****
    Young Geralt:cheap shot, lol
    DM:Vinira rushes up at Masaru.. who is stil offbalance from going all out on Geralt.
    Young Geralt:i’m pulling a neo.. taking a beating from Agent Smith
    Viniira the Horned:Viniira the Horned Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 3 Damage) PA 2Roll Result: 22 (17) Effect Rank: 5
    Masaru Oshiro:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 5) Roll Result: 13 ( natural:7 , Save DC:20 ) Masaru Oshiro -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:And she dazes Masaru with the flat of her axe.
    *****Start of Masaru Oshiro’s Turn*****
    DM:Masaru turns back towards Vinira now… moving like a blur he reaches for his katana.
    Hachikomaru:can i just eat everyone like on the jaws poster?
    swallow the whole barracks
    Young Geralt:lol
    Masaru Oshiro:Masaru Oshiro Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 7 Damage) PA 2Roll Result: 7 (2) Effect Rank: 9
    DM:Though his blow is mis aimed, perhaps from her blow knocking him off balance… as the katana clumsily misses.
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
  • Young Geralt attemts to disarm Masaru so he doesn’t harm Viniira with the sword… Aard blast to disarm….. blow the sword out of his raised hand
    DM:heh okay.
    Lets see first he’ll get a dodge roll to try halve the aeffect… lemme roll that up
    What’s the rank of the AArd again?
    Young Geralt:6
    Masaru Oshiro:Dodge save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 8 ( natural:2 , Save DC:16 ) Masaru Oshiro -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    DM:okay I believe this is an opposed check now his strength versus the strength of your aard(whcih is the rank)
    So roll 1d20+6.
    and he rolls his strength/.
    Young Geralt:me focuses on a 20, focuses on a 20….
    Calim Gorn:rofl
    DM:heh wow…
    Calim Gorn:Aw come on
    DM:Masaru barely manages to retain grasp of his weapon.
    *****Start of Young Calim’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn turns his gun on Masaru and fires a barrage of non-lethal electrical rounds
    Masaru Oshiro:“I see, the coward only fights when striking an opponents back.”
    DM:Oay I am gonna give him a bit of cover since he’s amdst two melee attackersa nd on higher ground so I’ll give that a 2.
    Calim Gorn:Hm probably no multi
    Well especially not now
    DM:Yeah still enough to hit him though.
    Masaru Oshiro:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 20 ( natural:16 , Save DC:21 ) Masaru Oshiro -
    —— Failure by 1 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Heh well I was next to Geralt at the start of the fight
    DM:Masaru takes another minor wound from the 3 on 1…
    Calim Gorn:So I should be on higher ground
    *****Start of Viniira the Horned’s Turn*****
    Calim Gorn:Since Geralt was keeping him on the stairs
    DM:Oh right… yeah that’s true heh.. though wouldn’t really have changed much
    Yeah that’s true I forgot you were above too.. nm
    You shouldnt’ have had the penatly though it wouldn’t h ave changed anything regardless
    Calim Gorn:Yeah
    DM:Vinira contineus the attack.
    Viniira the Horned:Viniira the Horned Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 3 Damage) PA 2 AOA 2Roll Result: 24 (17) Effect Rank: 5
    Calim Gorn:“The thing about tyrants, Masaru, usually the people end up banding together to rise up against them.”
    DM:Fueled by her anger at Masaru she whacks him again wtiht he axe.
    Masaru Oshiro:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 5) Roll Result: 11 ( natural:8 , Save DC:20 ) Masaru Oshiro -—- Failure by 2 degrees
    DM:And dazes him agin.
    *****Start of Masaru Oshiro’s Turn*****
    DM:he coughts up a bit of blood..
    Masaru Oshiro:“You have no honor… none of you!”
    Calim Gorn:“I’ll take being an honorless dog over what you consider to be honor any day of the week.”
    Young Geralt:should ahve just let me take my beating, then he could still be a worm.. now he going to say it was unfair
    Alyssa Toress:cut his dick off
    Calim Gorn:lol well he’s still a worm either way
    Alyssa Toress:i am sure they wont mind death you for that
    Calim Gorn:And I was gonna stay out of it but then Viniira ran in
    Alyssa Toress:slap on the wrist
    boys will be boys
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:Masaru slashes at Viniira again trying to get a decent escape path in his dazed state…
    Masaru Oshiro:Masaru Oshiro Attacks! (Close, +7, rank 7 Damage) Defensive Attack 2Roll Result: 13 (8) Effect Rank: 7
    DM:he swings but msises as Vinira continues the attackj trying to stay in close quarters with him so he can’t get a full swing.
    She has a vicious scary look in h er eye, showing off the Minotaur clan part of her, part of the battle does seem almost as if Masaru is being stamped down by an angry bull.
    *****Start of Young Geralt’s Turn*****
    Alyssa Toress:he got beat up by a girl
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Yeah that’s gonna be an even bigger blow to his ego
    Viniira the Horned:“I care nothing for your honor!”
  • Young Geralt attempts again to disarm Masaru before he goes overboard….
    Alyssa Toress:just knock ihm out
    like maybe cut a few arteries
    major ones
    DM:heh okay.
    Calim Gorn:Yeah, self-defense man
    Alyssa Toress:maybe paralyze him
    Young Geralt:lol, then i get brain death
    Calim Gorn:Nah you can just claim self-defense
    Alyssa Toress:if you just break his spine
    Calim Gorn:We can back you up
    Alyssa Toress:you wont get mind deathed
    Viniira the Horned:Dodge save versus Affliction (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 16 ( natural:10 , Save DC:16 ) Masaru Oshiro -—- Success
    Hachikomaru:afk a few mins gonna grab a bite to eat, brb
    Young Geralt:blow him down the stairs.. snap his neck?
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    DM:Masaru dodges part of the effect so you only get d20+3 on your disarm check this time
    Alyssa Toress:just like put him a wheelcheair forever
    DM:Instead of the full rank of 6.
    Calim Gorn:Nice
    Alyssa Toress:you can still run a nation from a wheel chair
    fdr did it for 4 terms
    DM:This time the blade comes from his hand, much to his horror.
    The wind blows it against the wall clanging it down the steps.
    *****Start of Young Calim’s Turn*****
  • Calim Gorn tags Masaru with another barrage as his sword goes flying
    Calim Gorn:Gimme that multi
    DM:Yeah heh.. you got it.
    Calim Gorn:Whoooo
    Well actually I think that’s only +2 still
    Just barely missed the +5
    Young Geralt:“Yield Masaru. THis fight can be over. No one has to know how you behaved except us. You may keep your honor.”
    DM:on an attack roll a 10 or better counts it’s just on a failure you need the 1
    it’s kinda weird. heh.
    Calim Gorn:Oh nice
    Sweet, +5 damage then
    So rank 11 total
    DM:Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 11) Roll Result: 8 ( natural:7 , Save DC:26 ) Masaru Oshiro -—- Failure by 4 degrees
    Calim Gorn:Boom!
    Alyssa Toress:too bad it wasnt lethal
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    DM:The shot strikes him in the head causing his body to twitch before crashing to the ground.
    Young Geralt:jerk, jerk twitch, twitch….
  • Viniira the Horned gives his body a kick as he’s on the ground.
    Calim Gorn:“Well, that was a pleasant way to start the school year.”
    Viniira the Horned:“Geralt are you alright?”
    Alyssa Toress:“hey can you guys quiet down i am trying to do my meditation”
    Young Geralt:“I’m sorry you had to get involved Viniira.”
    Alyssa Toress:“why are they onthe ground?”
    Calim Gorn:“Sorry, we had to get Masaru to stop being a dick.”
    Viniira the Horned:"I knew he was going to try something, I came to warn you… "
    Young Geralt:“Yes, thank you. Me slumps a little as i reach out for her….”
    Alyssa Toress:“you realize saying that is like sying i am trying to get the sun to stop rising”
    Calim Gorn:“Come on, let’s get him to the healing water.”
  • Viniira the Horned grabs Geralt to help steady him.
    Young Geralt:can i burry my face in her bossom as i feign pasing out
  • Calim Gorn grabs Geralt as well, helping to support him
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Viniira the Horned:“Oh right…”
    DM:The fountain is just a little ways away, its right near the base of the stairs heh.
    So you can get him there no problem he.h
    Alyssa Toress:“hi viniira!”
    “how was vacation”
    DM:And the waters take effect healing him up rather quickly, while Geralt is drinking Vinira goes and kicks NOri as he’s unconscious.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Young Geralt:“I’m fine. Really.” Just a little woozy. He punched hard. It’s too bad he is still an asshole."
  • Alyssa Toress kicks masaru
  • Viniira the Horned smiles at Alyssa as she joins in.
    Calim Gorn:“How about we tie them together at the base of a flagpole or something?”
    Viniira the Horned:“I am unfamilair with their culture, whatever would be most humiliating.”
    Alyssa Toress:“probably let everyone in the city know they got beat up by a girl”
    Calim Gorn:“Most humiliating, hmm… Probably dressing them up as women.”
    Young Geralt:“He would be a good fighter. He apparently has issues.”
    Alyssa Toress:“maybe have the heart of aylane let everyone in the city know he got beat up by a girl”
    Young Geralt:((or putting Nori’s dick in his hand))
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Viniira the Horned:(lol)
    Calim Gorn:“It would be nice if there were some way to make him not such an incorrigible prick.”
    Alyssa Toress:“well you cant kill him”
    “so i mean i am out of ideas”
    Calim Gorn:“You mean the famous Toress charm doesn’t have some way to enspell his mind?”
    Alyssa Toress:“theres only one part of my charm he wants”
    “and i already have a boyfriend”
    Calim Gorn:“Since when did that stop anyone?”
    Alyssa Toress:“i’m a very nice honest girl”
    Viniira the Horned:“Every girl says that…”
    Young Geralt:“I know this is gong to sound wierd. I say we let them be… revive them and do not say a word. He will not speak of it or he will be shamed. If we respect his defeat then he may respect us in return. i could be wrong but if so Viniira can pound his ass again.”, me smiles to her.
  • Viniira the Horned smirks.
    Alyssa Toress:“i want nothing to do with a brute like masaru”
    Viniira the Horned:“Every girl from Rahseld anyway…”
  • Calim Gorn chuckles
    Calim Gorn:“You may be right, Geralt.”
    “Though I’m certain he’ll cry about our lack of honor and claim that you can’t defend yourself.”
    Viniira the Horned:“I say we humiliate him… but you were the one who was attacked.”
    Alyssa Toress:“please i am a good girl from a well respected family”
    Young Geralt:“He can say all he wants about me, they are only words. I will not give him the satisfaction of stooping to his level.”
  • Calim Gorn nods
    Alyssa Toress:“i think suzu needs to hang out with me more”
    “teach her to be a proud young lady”
    Calim Gorn:“Hm… That might actually not be a bad idea.”
    (Fast forward six months and Suzu has become a total kogal)
    Alyssa Toress:“get rid of that makoro brain washing”
    Viniira the Horned:“its going to be hard to teach her anything if she doesn’t want to stand up for herself.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, I agree…”
    Alyssa Toress:“i’ll work on her”
    Viniira the Horned:“When you’re dealing with a predator, you just need to show you’re not prey.”
  • Viniira the Horned kicks Masaru again as she says that.
    Alyssa Toress:“maybe we could have a ladies night”
    “i’ll have arielle come over too”
    “no boys allowed”
    Young Geralt:“If he wants to spar then we can do so, but this was not the time nor place.”
    Alyssa Toress:“geralt i dont think he wanted to spar”
    “i think he wanted to kick your ass to show dominance”
    Calim Gorn:“Yeah, he wanted to beat you into submission.”
    Alyssa Toress:“you should probably take an ear or finger as revenge”
    “or go throw his sword off the edge of the city”
    Calim Gorn:“Uh… I don’t think we should go quite that far…”
    Alyssa Toress:“but throwing his sword off the edge is good right”
    Calim Gorn:“That’s just going to make him angrier.”
    Alyssa Toress:“we need to show dominance”
    Calim Gorn:“He needs to learn that his behavior is unacceptable and needs to stop… I’m just not sure how to get that lesson through to him.”
    DM:Plus if you willfully destroy his weapon like that, you can technically be charged for its repair heh if it didn’t happen as an incidental effect o training.
    Alyssa Toress:“and let him know hes a little bitch”
    Calim Gorn:“Heh, maybe you should put a collar on him then.”
    “Enchant it so he can’t take it off.”
    Alyssa Toress:“wtih a leash”
  • Anise Dreamborn comes flying in the main doorway on her Aela disc, apparently in a hurry, with Vilar at her side.
    Anise Dreamborn:“Oh I see I missed the action…”
    Alyssa Toress:“heya anise”
    Anise Dreamborn:“I told the Heart of Aylane to inform me if Masaru tried anything… but I was across Aylanae.”
    “Hey Alyssa.”
    “I see you handled the problem.”
  • Anise Dreamborn smirks.
    Alyssa Toress:“do you think we sh ould put a collar on masaru?”
  • Young Geralt drags him and Nori to the fountain…..
    Calim Gorn:“Yeah, he’s still being a little tyrant.”
    Alyssa Toress:“with a little leash”
    DM:heh okay Geralt puts the two in the fountain letting them s tart to heal.
    Calim Gorn:“I hear they make collars for dogs that shock them when they do something the owner doesn’t like.”
  • Young Geralt revives Nori
    DM:Oh okaym just Nori
    Young Geralt:then Masaru
    Anise Dreamborn:“Collar would be little too far… but maybe we could dye all his clothes pink…. and maybe his sword if there’s spells for that…”
    Young Geralt:making sure Nori sees me healing him
    Calim Gorn:“Hmm…”
    Alyssa Toress:“i dont know that one”
    DM:Geralt waits for Nori to recover, it takes a moment for the water to take effect.
    Young Geralt:when he awakes….
  • Nori Yuudai shakes his head taking stock of the situation… he doesn’t say anything initally perhaps ashamed he was taken down so easily.
    Calim Gorn:(to Nori) “I really don’t see why you associate yourself with a man who clearly wishes to be a tyrant. Where is the so-called honor in that?”
    Alyssa Toress:“its probably some political thing or something”
    Alyssa Toress:“masaru is from a powerful family and nori probably wants favors or something”
    “even though masaru is a basic bitch "
    Young Geralt:“You hit hard Masaru. You could be a great ally if only we could trust you. You have honor but you risk losing it through your actions. Respect your companions and you shall have both honor and respect in return.”
    Nori Yuudai:“Once agin I have failed…”
    DM:Masaru awakens as well taking a moment to gather himself…
  • Calim Gorn stands ready in case Masaru decides to try to resume the fight
    DM:The fight seems out of him for now, but he does glare at Nori..
    Calim Gorn:(Would he realize it was me who knocked him out or since I was shooting from behind him would he think it was Geralt?)
    DM:heh, yeah he may not necessarily know. I mean he knows you were shooting at him.. he’d probably hear your gun go off..
    But he wouldn’t know for sure problaby.
    I mean his memory might be a bit hazy.
    Calim Gorn:(Heh okay)
  • Masaru Oshiro regains his footing shaking his head.
    Masaru Oshiro:(to Geralt) “You are fortunate your companions are more worthy than mine…”
  • Masaru Oshiro gives Nori a disdainful look.
    DM:He speaks somtehing in Taiyou to Nori.
    Young Geralt:“This has nothing to do with Nori. You must own this yourself.”
    Calim Gorn:“We Imbued are strongest when we act together. You shouldn’t seek to dominate others. We are all equals here.”
    Nori Yuudai:“He is right.. the shame is mine. I have dishonored my family and all the imbued.”
    Hachikomaru:“I smelled blood.” he says coming into the barracks
  • Calim Gorn shakes his head
    Hachikomaru:or fountain i guess it is now
    Calim Gorn:“Your strength is formidable, but true honor does not come simply from being the strongest. It’s how you use that strength that matters most.”
    Young Geralt:“Nori, you kept your honor in not belittleing your companions. You have nothing to be ashamed of.”
    Nori Yuudai:“I was defeated easily again. My skills are unworthy of that of an imbued. I dishonor my mother’s sacrifice with my poor perforamnce.”
    Young Geralt:“Do what is right now and turn from those that seek to dominate you and shame you.”
    “If Masaru chooses to continue on this path let him walk it alone.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“I don’t need you anyway Nori… it’s not like you actually covered my back.”
    Young Geralt:“BUt should you Masaru, choose to change course and walk with us then we would take you as an equal and ally.”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, there’s no reason for you to set yourself alone on an island.”
    “We can give you respect if you show respect in return. It’s not as if any of us doesn’t realize that you hold high station or that we don’t recognize your strength of arms.”
    “But at the same time, this place isn’t Makoro. We can afford you respect but deference is another matter entirely.”
  • Viniira the Horned raises her hand.
    Viniira the Horned:“I don’t recognize his strength of arms.”
    Young Geralt:lol
  • Calim Gorn smirks a little… “Well, I’ll leave that for the two of you to work out.”
  • Masaru Oshiro slowly goes over to pick up his fallen katana and puts it back in its sheath on his belt.
    Young Geralt:“What is the Yt custom Viniira.. the victor takes her spoils?”
  • Viniira the Horned nods.
    Viniira the Horned:Young Geralt gains a hero point. , Young Calim gains a hero point.
    Calim Gorn:Whoo
    Hachikomaru:“My father said one should be as humble in victory as one is in defeat.”
  • Hachikomaru says scolding them collectively for rubbing it in.
    Young Geralt:“You are indeed a worthy woman. You can take me as your trophy any time.”, me grins.
    Calim Gorn:(Heh I ain’t rubbing anything in, I’m just trying to tell him to not be an asshole)
    Viniira the Horned:“Sounds like the philosphy of someone who does a lot of losing…”
  • Viniira the Horned smirks.
    Viniira the Horned:“it’d be good for Masaru and Nori.”
  • Hachikomaru face turns a bit red in anger.
    Anise Dreamborn:“Lets not create more tension to an already bad situation… why don’t we all cool off for a while?”
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, perhaps that might be for the best…”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah”
    “i’m gonna go hang out with suzu”
    “my new best friend that she doesnt know we are best friends yet”
    Masaru Oshiro:(to Nori in Taiyou) “Your father will hear of your failure today.”
    Alyssa Toress:“i’m planning of some kind of girls night special fun party anise”
    “plans are kinda hazy”
    Calim Gorn:Man what a dick
  • Masaru Oshiro heads upstaiors to his room.
    Hachikomaru:“We are going to replace Dragonband as the most unruly band at this pace.”
    Calim Gorn:“I didn’t realize they kept rankings.”
    Young Geralt:“Well if it were not for Masaru we would all be fine.”
    Hachikomaru:“The Imperion seems keen to remember.”
    Anise Dreamborn:“The templar keep all kinds of records.”
    Hachikomaru:“And remind.”
    Anise Dreamborn:“Researching new training methods and all that.. and they love to hold it over on you.”
    Calim Gorn:“Great…”
    Alyssa Toress:“do the templar frown on parties?”
    Young Geralt:“Viniira, does your clan practice the art of healing massage?”
    Anise Dreamborn:“Most of the time… I guess.”
    Alyssa Toress:“welp”
    DM:Suzu peeks her head inside to see if Masaru is gone…
    Alyssa Toress:“i dont think i would make a good templar”
    Anise Dreamborn:“But they’ll never tell you that princess.”
  • Viniira the Horned smirks at geralt.
    Viniira the Horned:“Well I do know some healing spells that require touching.”
    Young Geralt:“The waters helped but I’l still pretty sore…..”
    Alyssa Toress:“lay on hands indeed”
  • Calim Gorn waves to Suzu
    Vilar Elfglow:“The waters didn’t work?”
  • Vilar Elfglow seems rather amazed… and doesn’t really seem to get what Geralt is getting at.
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Vilar Elfglow:“Maybe the waters naturally have less effect on you for some reason.”
    “First the scars and now this…”
    “We should talk to the Imperion about that.”
  • Young Geralt works a shoulder as if to loosen it up….
  • Suzu Ueno waves timidly to Calim.
    Alyssa Toress:“suzu we should hang out sometime i went to makoro during vacatio and it seemed really neat”
  • Suzu Ueno slowly enters the room but seems to s tay around the edges and tries to make her way upstairs.
    Calim Gorn:“Yes, it was quite fascinating.”
  • Suzu Ueno freezes as Alyssa addresses her.
    Alyssa Toress:“i would love to more about it and i could teach you about rahseld”
    Young Geralt:“Thanks friends for coming to my aid. I only hope that Masaru will learn from this encounter…. but somehow I doubt it.”
    Suzu Ueno:“You would honor me princess.”
    Anise Dreamborn:“You’ve got a better chance teaching the sky not to be blue.”
    Young Geralt:i almost misread that as…. Suzu Ueno freezes as Alyssa UNDRESSES her.
    DM:lol, that could happen too, who knows :P
    Alyssa Toress:please i am good honest lady
    Calim Gorn:Haha
    DM:Alyssa is a notoriously bad influence on people… :P
    Alyssa Toress:i mean i kinda made anise fuck up her templar vows yeah
    Calim Gorn:Yeah Suzu is gonna hang out with her and six months later she’ll be a ganguro or something
    Alyssa Toress:but thats not everyone
    Alyssa Toress:thats 1 person
    Viniira the Horned:“Well I guess we can see what I can do for that shoulder Geralt… I don’t want you getting anymore scars after all.”
  • Alyssa Toress heads back towards the dorms
    Alyssa Toress:“stop by later suzu i’d love to talk with you”
  • Suzu Ueno nods.
    Suzu Ueno:“Yes princess.”
    Young Geralt:“I fear the only scars I shall have are the ones on my heart…. from when Hachi nearly riped it out!”, me laughs and jests.
    Alyssa Toress:okay i just gotta get some backbone into that girl
    Calim Gorn:Good luck lol
    Alyssa Toress:i am gonna roll like a 40
    just watch
  • Nori Yuudai finally starts to head upstairs, gathering his spear, apparently rather depressed.
  • Young Geralt walks over to Viniira. “I do relish the thought though.”
  • Young Geralt whispers quietly
    Alyssa Toress:man geralt gonna bang a minotaur
    Viniira the Horned:“I’m sure you do.”
    Alyssa Toress:you go guy!
  • Young Geralt then heads up to his room….
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Viniira the Horned:(those minotaurs are very horny!)
    Young Geralt:lol
    Calim Gorn:So if we hear cow noises later we know what it is
    Hachikomaru:“Ah yes, before I forget, your highness.”
    Alyssa Toress:i dont know who started calling me princess and highness but i really hate it :(
    Hachikomaru:“Gregorio, I believe you should pay him a visit if you have a chance.”
    DM:heh well you’re a princess :P
    Alyssa Toress:so
    we are friends
    joe biden doesnt call obama president
    he calls him barack
    Hachikomaru:im just the formal type
    with speaking
    Young Geralt:i just call him jackass, hey who cares
    Hachikomaru:think it got started by me mostly
    DM:heh… well I mean Suzu is gonna call you princess. she’s taught the proper ettiquette.
    And most people do call him Mr. president. heh. :P
    Calim Gorn:Calim tried to call you Princess too but you told him not to so he doesn’t
    DM:I mean you gotta be close enough to call someone with a high ranking title by first names. Either that or potentially insult em.
    Alyssa Toress:okay so for now on you gotta call masaru prince
    Calim Gorn:lol
    DM:heh, well Masaru doesn’t technically have the title yet.
    Alyssa Toress:“okay i will go see gregorio”
    DM:In Makoro there’s not really titles till you get one.
    Ther’es not really a prince /princess equivalent
    where you’rte just the son of someone importnat. Either you’re a lord of something or you’re not heh.
    Hachikomaru:“I think he may need some instruction in the regards of lightning magic.”
  • Alyssa Toress goes off to see our mafia guy
    DM:Gregorio’s abilites btw aren’t formal spellcasting but more of innate Aela channeling into lightning
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:i just said it as an excuse mostly
    DM:But he’s not actually a spellcaster, more of a superhero type lightning conotrl
    Alyssa Toress:i think he is just into me
    Calim Gorn:Yeah pretty much
    Hachikomaru:but i use the term magic, to mean anything aela/mana/nuumian whatever
    Alyssa Toress:so yeah i am gonna go see greg
    Hachikomaru:guess it aint technically accurate
    tho you call the shit magitech :-p
    no channeltech
  • Calim Gorn makes small talk with Suzu for a bit and then returns to his room
    DM:heh okay… Alyssa goes to Gregorio’s room
    Alyssa Toress:gonna knock
    you dont want to barge into a guys room without knocking
    DM:He opens the door and then seems almost immediately shocked to see you there.. quickly composing himself.
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Princess. Hello!”
    Alyssa Toress:“hi greg hachi said you could use some help with your lightning magic?”
    “i didnt think you used magic”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“He did? Uh… well I actually don’t I mean… I channel lightning but, it’s not exactly like spellcasting.”
    Alyssa Toress:“oh”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“But that doesn’t mean you couldn’t help. I’m sure there’s a lot you could teach me.”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah sure”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:“can i come in?”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Yeah of course.”
    “Come on in, you’re always welcome.”
    Alyssa Toress:“did you have a good vacation?”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Well it was good I guess…”
    “I didn’t really do all that much.”
    Alyssa Toress:“its winter there right now right”
    i think it is right
    based on the map
    Though they’re pretty close ot the equator anway. so I mean it’s still hot.
    Alyssa Toress:mother fucker
    the japan islands are like the same spot
    and you said it snowed there
    Young Geralt:touretts?
    DM:Well he’s in southern Ronen
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    DM:They’re more on par with the northern Orothean islands
    Alyssa Toress:ok
    DM:Northern Ronen is more ccold.
    It’s just a big place heh
    Where Makoro is kinda small
    one sec brb… gotta do one thing
    Alyssa Toress:“i had to spend a lot of time studying”
    “and just practicing my training”
    “it was boring”
    (none of this is true)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Young Geralt:((I got to take a bath in hot springs with a sexy fox…..))
    Calim Gorn:(I let her molest me while the boys killed some creature)
    Alyssa Toress:(alyssa was getting into some wild parties with sythe and anise before we went to makoro)
    (hey thats leadership)
    (i got the information on where the demon was)
    (i used my social skills to solve the plot)
    (t is on the phone with an escort service or something probably)
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:sorry guys why dont we stop here!
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I’m just imagining him yelling at the massage parlor in Thai
    Young Geralt:lol
    Alyssa Toress:nah all the girls are korean
    north korea sends a lot of girls overseas to make money for their dictator
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I have a friend who works for CBP who has to stop them and process them and then kick them out of the country
    Alyssa Toress:cbp?
    Calim Gorn:Customs and Border Patrol
    Alyssa Toress:ah
    i like that some guy defected while stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from a nk slush fund
    DM:Yeah heh it’s Korean :P
    anyway I’m back
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:mother fucker you wouldnt know what language they were speaking anyway
    its all moon speak
  • Gregorio Prodynorites nods.
    Calim Gorn:So Alyssa makes small talk with Greg for a while and then gives him a pity fuck
    Young Geralt:a restaurant chain in this area got shut down for human trafficing…. would bring over women from china with offers of a US job and once here would take their visa dna have them work for free or else “turn them in for departation back to china”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“I thought the life of a princess would be all glamourous parties and such.
    Alyssa Toress:no
    i am in a committed relationship
    i’ll give him a pity hug
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Alyssa Toress:”nah its a lot of work really"
    “even before coming here i was getting trained”
    “and this one tutor of mine”
    “he is an old hermit basically”
    “he makes me do the worst things”
    that sounds so wrong
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Like what?”
    Alyssa Toress:“he would make me clean out chamber pots”
    “and haul trash:
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“You?”
    “How can he have a princess do that?”
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah he said it built character”
    “that i shouldnt be afraid to get my hands dirty or think i am better than someone”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Yeah.. my dad made me get my hands dirty too… though it was a little different.”
    Alyssa Toress:(hes basically the sword teacher from season 1 of game of thrones)
    “oh did oyu have to slaughter animals?”
    “i did that too”
    Young Geralt:there is a theory he is stil alive.. and that he is the Faceless Man
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“No… I… well… someone owed money to the guild and my father sent me along to collect.”
  • Alyssa Toress grabs a hold of him
    Alyssa Toress:“that must have been hard”
    Calim Gorn:(Nah, the baseball bat makes it real easy actually)
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“He said it’d make a man out of me.”
    Alyssa Toress:(hey i am trying to make him feel better)
    Hachikomaru:wtf are yall talking about
    Alyssa Toress:i am talking to the kid whos dad runs the mafia
    Hachikomaru:feel like alzheimers lvl confused
    Young Geralt:lol…
    Alyssa Toress:you told me to talk to him sef
    “did you hurt him?”
  • Gregorio Prodynorites nods.
    Hachikomaru:nah i meant G talking about faceless men
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“My father said I had to, because he didn’t pay.”
    Young Geralt:GoT
    Hachikomaru:yeah i guess you meant Syrio
  • Alyssa Toress hugs him
    Alyssa Toress:“family can be hard”
    “but you had no choice”
  • Gregorio Prodynorites nods.
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“I wish I did have a choice.”
    Alyssa Toress:“if you are strong and make your father proud and take over someday you can make things better”
    “but defying him will improve no ones life”
    Young Geralt:(they mentioned the sword teacher for Alya Stark… you never saw him die…. theory he is the Faceless Man)
    Hachikomaru:yeah thats why i said syrio, thats his name
    Young Geralt:right
  • Gregorio Prodynorites nods.
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Yeah… I’ve been doing what he says. It’s just I don’t like a lot of it.”
    “But I guess if a princess can do the things you’ve been forced to do, then I can do my part too, right?”
    Alyssa Toress:“when you stop hating it is when there is a problem”
    “we all have to do things we hate”
  • Gregorio Prodynorites nods.
    Alyssa Toress:“but when you grow up you can change things for the better”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“I always wanted to be a hero and help people… not hurt them.”
  • Hachikomaru goes to Masaru’s room and knocks. “Could I have a word with you lord oshiro?”
  • Masaru Oshiro opens the door.
  • Hachikomaru bows.
  • Masaru Oshiro returns the courtesy.
    Hachikomaru:“May I come inside?”
    Alyssa Toress:“stay strong greg”
    Masaru Oshiro:“Very well.”
    Alyssa Toress:“my door is always open okay”
    Hachikomaru:“Thank you.”
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“Really?”
    “So I can come see you?”
  • Hachikomaru steps inside, and closes the door.
    Alyssa Toress:“yeah we are emerald band”
    “we are family”
    Hachikomaru:“Shall we sit?”
  • Masaru Oshiro nods.
    Alyssa Toress:“i gotta go get my things unpacked okay”
  • Hachikomaru sits on the floor in customary style.
  • Masaru Oshiro sits as well
    Alyssa Toress:“have a good night”
  • Gregorio Prodynorites nods.
    Gregorio Prodynorites:“I understand. but I’ll come see you sometime.”
    Alyssa Toress:“sure anytime”
    DM:It seems Gregorio is happier after hearing that.
  • Masaru Oshiro awaits to see what Hachi has to say.
    Hachikomaru:“What is it, you desire here, my lord?”
    “If I knew, then I might could help you in achieving it.”
    “One can’t succeed at something unless he first knows what it is.”
  • Masaru Oshiro pauses for a moment.
    Hachikomaru:“You are an Oshiro, I respect that, but I am confused on what it is you seek, and why there is conflict amongst us.”
    “Emerald Band…..I only wish to restore our honor.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“It is difficult to restore our honor when we have so many members without honor.”
    Hachikomaru:“Or better yet, give us some honor to begin with, right now, there is no Emerald Band, there are two pieces of it, constantly battling the other.”
    “And it seems I am on the outside of both, peering in.”
    (is he the oshiro’s only son? or just specifically his chosen heir out of all his various sons?)
    DM:Well he’s the 2nd imbued one, there’s other sons
    Hachikomaru:“Do you seek a leadership position that is officially recognized by our instructors and peers? Renown?”
    DM:It’s just the first imbued one was kinda adisappointment
    Hachikomaru:“Or are you simpyl trying to distinguish yourself from your father’s shadow? He must cast a large one.”
    “I known mine has, my lord.”
    DM:And he sorta considers he’s going to get the Oshiro leadership based on that. I mean it’s not really a lock necessarily but it kinda should be unless he’s a fuck up
    since he’s an imbued and if he’s a decent warrior he should be named.
    Calim Gorn:lol he’s a pretty big fuckup if you ask me
    Masaru Oshiro:“Yes I should be the leader… after all, the princess and I are of the highest birth. And yet we are constantly plagued by these peasant imbued.”
    Hachikomaru:“You do not have to answer, I am only offering my counsel, as my father did to yours.”
    Calim Gorn:(Hey man I’m royalty too, fuck off)
    Masaru Oshiro:“Women who think themsevles warriors, when they should be tending the home.”
    Alyssa Toress:masaru is that son of yours in crusader kings 2 that is always joining plots to overthrow you and you wish you could kill him but the developers disabled assaassinating your own kids in a patch
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Masaru Oshiro:(lol)
    Calim Gorn:(He needs to get it through his head that he ain’t on fucking Makoro)
    (And that we aren’t his fucking subjects)
    Masaru Oshiro:“I tried the Makoro way… to challenge them to honorable combat to prove my superiority.”
    “But they have no honor Hachikomaru.”
    Hachikomaru:“And they will think you have none at all.”
    “If you continue down this path.”
  • Masaru Oshiro nods.
    Masaru Oshiro:“It’s Nori’s fault, he even ensure a proper duel.”
    can’t even
    Hachikomaru:“You must consider, that here, thing’s are not the same.”
    “You can distinguish yourself, gain the respect you believe you deserve, but I don’t think you can do so, the way you have been trying, my lord.”
    Young Geralt:((He sunds like Anakin… “It’s all his fault… i’m such a whiney cry baby…))
    Hachikomaru:”Not here."
    Masaru Oshiro:“You are saying I must cast aside my honor? Act as they do?”
    Hachikomaru:“Not at all.”
    “But we are, above all Imbued.”
    Alyssa Toress:(my friend have you heard the good news…. about weed)
    (mellow out)
    Hachikomaru:meaning “we’re all imbued” we share that in common
    instead of mokoro vs rahseld, etc
    i didnt mean “we’re above everyone in the band” lol
    “You already recieve the respect you seek in Mokoro from your name alone.”
    DM:I’ll give Sef a diplomacy check here to see how well he’s doing.
    Hachikomaru:“My father isn’t known in Rahseld because he was an Atama sworn to Lord Makenki.”
    DM:Persuasion rather.
    Alyssa Toress:should have sent me
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    DM:Just want to get an idea of his IC charisma skills heh.
    Calim Gorn:USe a Hero Point if you have to
    Alyssa Toress:i am gonna have to play therapist
    to every god damn person in our band
    okay suzu tell me about your dreams last night
    Hachikomaru:yeah well he aint good as his father, but at this age he’s still trying to pretend he is his father, and pops was a big concilliator type
    Alyssa Toress:suzu i think you want to have sex with your mother
    Hachikomaru:im guilty of the same thing masaru is
    cept he’s trying to outdo his scumbag asshole father lol
    DM:I’ll also give you an insight too as well
    just to see what you c an ascertain about his own motivations too.
    And you can make a politics or knowledge(makoror) roll.
    Hachikomaru:yeah was just trying to remember where the skills roller was
    i forgot we did it manually
    Alyssa Toress:(i like how later on pretty much e verything frued believed was proven to be a bunch of bullshit and he was wrong about all of it but hes still super famous)
    Calim Gorn:Yeah heh, gotta do it manual
    Hachikomaru:after combat, seeing the roller
    yeah sec grabbin my sheet
    Alyssa Toress:(the only thing he got right was just let people lie on a couch and talk about their problems)
    DM:The couch provides a +2 equipment bonus
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hero Point lol
    DM:Assuming you buy an offical therapists couch.
    Alyssa Toress:he used to rub their heads while talking to
    but he stopped doing that early on
    DM:Want to hero point anything?
    Calim Gorn:You should at least get your stat bonus on the Persuade
    Think it goes off Presence
    DM:He has no presence.
    Calim Gorn:Oh lol, damn
    Yeah Hero Point that shit
    Hachikomaru:well i did originally, tho T told me to dump that to fit in the PL
    so i blame him
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:trying to find how many HP i had, if any
    oh ok the bottom of the mouse over, no wonder i couldnt find the shit
    DM:you got 3
    Calim Gorn:Should be able to see it when you mouse over
    Hachikomaru:i had an aegis flashback
    yeah i was looking under my label or something
    Hachikomaru:alright, guess I can try spending a point, i got 3 saved up
    DM:alright do F8 I think it is and burn a point
    Calim Gorn:Yeah you can’t roll any worse with it at least
    DM:then make a reroll
    Alyssa Toress:(my psychiatrists office just moved into a new building and the building is nothing but bankers and law offices and shit and its the nicest god damn doctors office i’ve ever seen its all hardwood floors and leather chairs and shit)
    (like damn i guess you guys are turning a profit)
    Calim Gorn:Heh well add 10 to it
    DM:wel you can at least add 10 to that
    Calim Gorn:So 17
    DM:for 17.
    Alright so what you learned…
    YOu think Masaru is under quite a bit of pressure, given Oshiro has one imbued son that basically turned out to be a disappointment, as well as several other mundane sons, all vying for the position of inheriting the Oshiro titles.
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah Herlock you should just go Jedi Mind Trick him)
    DM:So pretty much most of them are cheering for him to fail.
    Hachikomaru:yeah pretty much what i expected already
    Calim Gorn:(Be all like “You will treat the others with respect”)
    DM:And with each failure in training it pretty mcuh only makes him look weaker.
    Each time he’s basically taken down, and his every failure is likely highly scrutinized.
    Alyssa Toress:fuck
    DM:No doubt hre made some kind of deal with Nori, that he’d arragne for imbuings to be given to his family if he helped him.
    Alyssa Toress:do i need to go give him therapy
    Calim Gorn:Like, you know, I would have less reason to try to make him fail or humiliate him or whatever if he would just learn fucking basic human decency
    Hachikomaru:“You do not lack in skill, I can see that much from watching you fight.”
    DM:And pretty much the escalation of humiliations to him sorta forces him to respond or lose a bunch of respect in the eyes of his family.
    If he’s weak and can’t defend himself and the rest of his band (especially the girls) laugh at him, then he’s pretty much going to lose out on inheriting.
    Hachikomaru:“But as everyone knows, the Oshiro gozoku can often be too reckless when using it, my lord. I would counsel restraint and patience.”
    DM:And his father ain’t exaclty the nicest person either. :P
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:“Quit trying to seek our glory, and it will come.”
    seek out

    “You may even end up saving the lives of one of those you’ve been quarreling with.”
    Alyssa Toress:hes garma zabi and char just showed up
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Hachikomaru:“Like your sword fighting with the instructor, just an overswing, on my lord’s behalf.”
    DM:So a lot of the deal is he wants to display his dominance so word gets back to his father that he’s taking charge and appearing the dominant warrior
    i figured as much
  • Masaru Oshiro nods.
    Masaru Oshiro:“That was not the best of decisons…”
  • Hachikomaru nods. “I have made many mistakes as well.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“At least yours led to victory.”
    Hachikomaru:“You mean with the barbarian?”
    Masaru Oshiro:“In a real battle there would be no such rules.”
    Hachikomaru:“It was an accident my lord, I too overswung, in a manner of speaking.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“We would not be forced to use those magitech toys.”
    Alyssa Toress:so reemember that first week of training when me and tab kicked his teams asss
    Hachikomaru:“And was lashed in public for my stupidity.”
    Alyssa Toress:we did all this
    beat up by a girl
    Masaru Oshiro:“No such thing would have happened in actual combat. They were wrong to do that.”
    Hachikomaru:“If he had died, I would have been in even more trouble.”
    “I was lucky.”
    “I was in too much of a hurry to try and distinguish myself, like you.”
  • Masaru Oshiro nods.
    Masaru Oshiro:“I would have beat Calim that day too if it wasn’t for Nori.”
    Hachikomaru:“Though, I wasn’t going for personal glory, like my father, I was trying to empower another, the girl.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“They aimed for him because they knew he was the weak link.”
    Hachikomaru:“I was hoping she would land a shot on me, and it would boost her confidence.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“Suzu? The best she can do is learn her place in society. They are trying to poison her mind here.”
    “She’s no warrior, it’s plain to see that. One day she’ll make a wife for someone if they don’t ruin her wwith their foreign ideals.”
    Hachikomaru:“That sounds like something the shogun told my grandfather.”
    “He did not agree.”
    “Can you blame women for wanting to distinguish themselves? Especially Mokoro women?”
    Masaru Oshiro:“Our way works… they should know that.”
    Hachikomaru:“I would no worry about women, my lord, unless you are embarassed you may lose to one.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“Yoshinori and his empowerment of women threatens to destroy Makoro itself.”
    “He wants to turn us into Ronen.”
    Hachikomaru:“And does the mother dog not defend her litter even more viciously than the father hound?”
    Calim Gorn:(Well you know it’s worked pretty well for them so far)
    Alyssa Toress:(ronen is doing great i think?)
    Calim Gorn:(Yeah they’re an economic powerhouse)
    Masaru Oshiro:“I’ve heard stories of your castle… an ancient place with a great history.”
    “There’s tradition and power there… but Yoshinori wants to destoy all that, replace it with lightning lamps and rifles instead of katanas.”
    Calim Gorn:lol
    Masaru Oshiro:“It’s our duty to protect the traditon of Makoro, to honor our ancestors.”
  • Hachikomaru nods.
    Alyssa Toress:so this dude is like hey japan why dont we not become a world power in 20 years
    Hachikomaru:“I agree, but I believe we can seek some compromise on honoring our past, while still meeting the future head on.”
    “Mokoro does not want to make the same mistake the shogun did.”
    Calim Gorn:You can keep your katanas, House Gorn will be along with its Shiadars shortly
    Hachikomaru:“You’ve heard the story, of how he was defeated in the Daimyo’s Revolt.”
    Alyssa Toress:gonna fly my airship into his castle
    Hachikomaru:“Thats is why Mokoro exists.”
    Alyssa Toress:banzai
    Masaru Oshiro:“Yes… more dishonor on the part of the empire. They tried to fight him honorably and lost.”
    “So he was defeated as I was… by sheer numbers and treachery.”
    Calim Gorn:Hey man, it worked
    Alyssa Toress:well not really
    japan lost that war
    Hachikomaru:“No, the shogun was defeated because he was blind, and could not see the rules of the game had been changed.”
    Calim Gorn:Yeah I mean it worked for the empire
    Hachikomaru:“His arrogance got him killed.”
    Alyssa Toress:oh
    i am working around the clock on a manhatten project
    enrich aela
    enriching aela
    Hachikomaru:“We will never all agree, not in the empire, not even in Mokoro itself.”
    Alyssa Toress:if we can just get rid of this aela 238
    i will we are onto soemthing
    DM:heh Aela aint’ that heavy :P
    Maybe you could make a hydrogen bomb or something with it :P
    Hachikomaru:“Forgive me, my lord, I did not come here to try to change what you believe.”
    Alyssa Toress:hydrogen bomb still has uranium
    i think
    Calim Gorn:You need a uranium bomb to make a hydrogen bomb work lol
    DM:oh heh..
    Calim Gorn:The only thing on Earth powerful enough to start nuclear fusion is nuclear fission
    Hachikomaru:“I come to offer my help, and counsel, if you would accept it.”
    Alyssa Toress:if i sent off enough h bombs can i farm gold
    Hachikomaru:“While you may not agree with the Yoshinori, nor myself perhaps, I would ask for your leniency on their behalf, and on Suzu Ueno.”
    Calim Gorn:Maybe, but I’m pretty sure they can make gold in a particle accelerator
    It just doesn’t last long because it’s radioactive as fuck
    Hachikomaru:“My father was an ally at one time, and friend of the Yoshinori Daimyo.”
    Alyssa Toress:yeah but that doesnt fund the military budget
    Hachikomaru:“And I feel, I should look after the girl in return, for past deeds.”
    DM:I’m gonna give you another persuasion check…
    Calim Gorn:Hero Point time!
    Alyssa Toress:i read today the army didnt have proper accountingg for 2.3 trillion dollars and just made the numbers up instead
    and hoped no one would notice
    Hachikomaru:“I would ask that you leave her be to pursue what she desires, if not, then I will have to bear steel against you myself, to preserve my own and my fathers honor.”
    Alyssa Toress:so us army where did you spend this 2.3 trillion dolllars
    Calim Gorn:Yeah definitely Hero Point that
    Alyssa Toress:we dont know?!
    Hachikomaru:can i use intimidate instead lol
    DM:heh.. you could try to scare him yeah, I mean it won’t make friends well but it may stop him from doing anything to Suzu
    Intimidate doesn’t leave a good lasting impression :P
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah go with the Hero Point on the persuade
    DM:So it’ll probably destroy any bridges you’ve tried to build here, but possibly could work
    Calim Gorn:You want him to genuinely have a change of heart, not just be afraid of you
    Hachikomaru:lol fine, Tab, i’ll take your poor advice, i always do
    Alyssa Toress:can i try to friend zone greg
    add 10 to that
    Calim Gorn:Well that adds 10 I think
    So yay max result
    DM:yeah heh, that adds 10
    Hachikomaru:i thought you had to roll 9 or lower
  • Masaru Oshiro nods.
    Alyssa Toress:nope
    Calim Gorn:Heh no
    10 or lower
    Alyssa Toress:1-10
    since you cant roll 0
    Hachikomaru:ok thats weird, but ok
    so aim for a 10 or 20?
    on a reroll
    Alyssa Toress:basically
    Calim Gorn:Pretty much
    Masaru Oshiro:“I have been hard on her, but she does not deserve any blame, she at least shows me proper respect… I have been taking out my anger on her.”
    “But she has not been deserving of it. In truth I was frustrated with the others.”
    Hachikomaru:“The reason does no matter, my lord, I only ask for myself.”
    Alyssa Toress:(he probably really hates me)
    Calim Gorn:(Nah he still wants to fuck you, and he at least acknowledges that you have a title)
    Alyssa Toress:(oh right its a very fuckable title)
    Hachikomaru:“You will have to make your own path, my lord. I would simply urge you not to rush into battle too recklessly again.”
    Alyssa Toress:(i was thinking of bringing a bottle of sake over to suzus room that i brought back from makoro)
    Hachikomaru:“The most important battle, is the one with oneself.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“That is for certain… I think we could make good allies.”
    Hachikomaru:“We already are my lord.”
    Masaru Oshiro:“Aid me in gaining the respect I deserve and I shall see that your family is well treated with Imbued.”
    Calim Gorn:Dude needs to aid himself, I’ll respect him when he doesn’t act like he expects me to lick his boots lol
  • Hachikomaru bows.
    Hachikomaru:“You will have to show respect to earn it here my lord. It is not like back home.”
    “It will take patience as well.”
    Young Geralt:now he expects you to be the new Nori….
    Alyssa Toress:lol
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Hachikomaru:he can expect all he wants
    till nori punches a hole thru his chest
    Calim Gorn:You gave me great advice, be my loyal lap dog!
    Masaru Oshiro:“Respect is earned through combat. That is our way.”
    Hachikomaru:“They are not us.”
    Alyssa Toress:this dude clearly never read the prince
    Young Geralt:lol, he hasn’t listened to anything you said
    Calim Gorn:lol yeah
    Masaru Oshiro:“No they’re not… they have no honor. It is difficult to show them any respect.”
    “Were they to fight me one on one in honorable combat, then perhaps I could at least show them respect, but they’re cowards who must rely on strikes to the back.”
    Hachikomaru:“I am not one of you either my lord, if I could remind you.”
    “All of you share one thing in common, I do not.”
    “All of you are but men…”
    Young Geralt:geralt would respect him for his martial ability in a friedn;y spar, it all started with him being a prick to Suzu
    Alyssa Toress:
    masaru please pickup a copy
    Hachikomaru:“I am a Daiyokai.”
    Calim Gorn:Yeah it’s like I said, he needs to get it through his thick skull that this ain’t Makoro
    Masaru Oshiro:(he don’t read that italian shit, that’s Ronen stuff :P)
  • Hachikomaru says giving Masaru a little taste of his own medicine perhaps, not wanting to appear to have totally rolled over in his negotiations.
    DM:heh you’re gonna intimidate him?
    Hachikomaru:yeah im gonna leave on that end
    it was my way of saying hey i aint your lapdog like nori
    DM:heh okay… so you’re basically giving him the “doint’ fuck wiht me glare”
    i dont want him to mistake me for nori
    DM:heh okay then you’re walking away.
    Alright.. this is probably a good spot to stop.
    Alyssa Toress:but
    i was gonna go drink with suzu
    i have sake and everything
  • Young Geralt enjoys his massage….
    DM:heh.. well it’s getting pretty late… so we can maybe do that stuff next time.
    Alyssa Toress:okay
    DM:Yeah heh, and geralt is getting his massage.
Geralt's Journal

Imbued Training begins. (Year 757)

Geralt meets other imbued on the airship to Aylanae.

Viniira the Horned – A young girl from the Minotaur clan it Yt. She wears a necklace of bones from the look of them enchanted by druidic magic. She also carries an axe, though one clearly of high quality… maybe even magical. She’s got hides on, they’re pretty well crafted, but still look primitive compared to the more modern clothing of Alexia and the other normal guards and staff of the airship.

Gregorio – His demeanor rather rigid and nervous… he’s about Viniira’s age. He bears the look of a Venn, a native of Ronen… complete with his formal suit and tie and numberous magitech devices on his belt.

Hachikomaru – He is from Makoro and is a shapeshifter.

Princess Alyssa Toress – Daughter to Queen Cheisa Toress.

Calim Gorn -

Taesians Journal
These are the thoughts and views of Taesian, they might not all be accurate or even true but they are how he views things.

Entry 3

From whence we came….

Lately I have been spending more time looking into the past, beyond the records of clans and nobles and other things that have created the societies we exist in. No, instead I have focused on what came before, before the empire and before the clans and how little we truly know is astonishing me, the Earth Demons? Elves? Sheyl? no one truly knows anything I am seeing theories and myths and I can only hope the truth lies somewhere between the two. I can not shake the feeling the fight I see before us was started long before we existed because I keep coming back to one question:

“If the Earth Demons returned because they were angry about Aela and Magitech being in their lands, what did they do when the Elves were at the height of the power?”

While I have no answer everything we currently know only points to one thing:

The Earth Demons are here, the Elves are gone.

I must admit while Sunlord Varaldia and I did not initially get along she seems both surprised and happy that I have been asking many questions about Sheyl. While she is a member of the Order of Mithril and is not as knowledgeable as some she did still go through the same initial studies. I have been speaking with her and the other Templar while they are here and also educating them on the laws of Yt while they are here to try and avoid an incident. For the most part they have been somewhat respectful, the Sunlord and Imperion still occasionally try to put their foot down but most of the Templar who arrived seemed somewhat intimidated or at least curious by the stories of my return.

I have considered returning to Aylanae to have access to their library but I dare not leave with things as they are, while those books could provide deeper light I will have to make due with the few I asked Mallegaunt to get for me. I have also considered trying to access the Somanaru, it is said many things can be shown to someone seeking answers and all I have right now are questions but that would take too much time. I am starting to feel perhaps I judged Mallegaunt too harshly when we spoke about Sylara, I envy the life he had of being able to focus on his studies and not worry about other things because the stress of this situation is making me sick. When I try to think what I should do next and who I should trust my stomach turns and I feel like I am falling through a large void, I have no direction and I feel lost.

The Templars – while they seem to possess a genuine zeal to prevent what happened during the awakening the truth is their motives are more complicated then the Empires. The Templar do not like the fact the Druidic faith exist and branding the clans as traitors will eventually destroy Druidism forever.

The Empire – I am a servant of the Empire and I have realised lately I do serve them, but not in the way many of them seek. I will speak more on this in the future but for now I will focus on what I know. The Empire, or more specifically the Guilds of Ronen and Nobles of Rasheld want the mines, and Tharian Gorn once told me all it took to get one was to accuse a tribe of being a traitor and because people so desire the mines it would work. A disturbing thought my peoples land could be taken away so easily.

Tharik – While he gives good advice he quite possibly has his own agenda, the Minotaur clan is smart and this could be a way of getting not only the Mooneagle but also the Wolfheart to be called traitors. While he spoke of how the Hydra and Sun could already be infiltrated the exact same is true of him….

Sefiros – While I do trust him he has always had a problem with what he says, he never means to cause trouble but its what he could say unintentionally that I worry about, his intentions I believe are noble but it only takes one slip up to have the Templar take over.

Justy – I feel Justy will not betray us in any way, she has a code and we have been through much. I only fear if her guild decides to try and take advantage of this situation she might be put in a difficult position.

Calim – I know not what to think. He was more then willing to see all my people killed so he thinks of them as disposable exactly as his father did. Anything I tell him he could use to his own advantage. I want to believe he is trust worthy but at the same time I fear that is my hope speaking not reality, we all went through much together in training.

The Mooneagle refugees are adapting well, my friends from the Stormblood understand what it is to lose a home so they have been making extra effort to help them out. This does warm my heart, to see something good while I am surrounded by darkness. I have been avoiding all my friends since I returned, it is hard because I do not think any of them completely comprehend the situation and I cant explain it them in a way that would give them clarity. I am quite literally torn between two worlds and if I move to far into one I will lose the other. Gwynath has been spending much time with my family and it seems to have done her much good, she looked so lost only a few days ago and I think being around them has lifted her spirits. And I have also seen Helenia and Khorra spending time together, I am not sure what that is about but Khorra has been acting a bit strange since I returned.

This week has been one of discovery and the sad thing is none of it has been pleasant, in the cave I learned that I am not strong enough, when I returned home I realised I am not smart enough. I look around the village and see people who at one time or another looked to me for guidance and their protector and we now find ourselves in a situation that I don’t know how to get out of. How do I lead them when I cant even lift my head to see the horizon? I fear that walking blind I will lead them off a cliff and forever into darkness.

Entry 2

Thirty four straight teleports. My strength is draining fast but we are almost home and I don’t risk stopping any more then we have to for fear of what might be following. Each time we stop and rest I have the same vision, all the spirits in the distance doing what they are supposed to except for the wolf who stands in front of me looking at me. Each time I wake I am more angry….frustrated with my lack of understanding, what does it want from me?

Even if it is only a crazy hallucination from a lack of rest it does bring back memories to the first time I laid eyes on the spirit, lying near death in what remained of my village surrounded by my family who all lay dead.

I had returned home only a few weeks ago and a time of unprecedented celebration was upon us. My Father and Aidan Mooneagle had reached an agreement where Aidans Daughter Gwynath and I were to marry, it was hoped this would bring our clans closer together. My father and Aidan had long been friends and even though they had been born to different clans they had spent much time together and learned much from each other, with the Wolfheart being lead by the celebrated leader Oren Wolfheart and now this marriage between our clans it was thought finally our Clan would come to the forefront and bring all clans together. We were the strongest and our time had come.

I was of course very nervous by this, my time spent in Aylanae had made me a very internal young man who did not laugh as much as I used to. Ever since the day it was discovered I had the ability to read peoples thoughts I had been isolated from almost all the other children and even the teachers to an extent. Helenia and I had been taken to be tutored by Mallegaunt Morehall but my powers were unpredictable and many times I heard the thoughts of those around me, so I took to spending time alone in places people could not find me. This isolation did not fully translate when I returned home, I spent much time with my friends and family but even they had noticed a quieter side of me and it did concern them. When my father told me of the deal he had made with Aidan I was proud to serve, I was a second son destined not to inherit and an alliance would strengthen my fathers position in the tribes, but I had spent most of my time hiding from girls not seeking their attention like the other boys and so I was nervous.

When the Mooneagle clan arrived, a hundred people strong they met us in the centre of our village. Gathered around my family was the entirety of our tribe as I stood waiting to meet my betrothed for the first time. Perhaps my vision was coloured by all the hopes I had but when she stepped forward she was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen, when Gwynath Mooneagle walked on the grass it laid down before her and would rise up behind to watch her go as if nature itself was in admiration. Even dressed in the simple garment’s of our people she seemed more regal then the Queen and even the princess herself. I felt so inadequate at this point, she seemed so….‘out of my league’ as some of the young boys in Aylanae would say when chasing a girl who was too good for them. I stepped forward lowing myself to my knee before her holding up a crown of Lillies I had woven and said “Lady Gwynath, I…I made this for you, I did not know your preferences but Lillies I have been told were my mothers favourite…” She smiled the most adorable smile and thanked me as I placed it on her head and she ran off to laugh with her girlfriends while I stood somewhat embarrassed by my display, embarrassed but there was some butterflies of hope in my stomach as well.

A mighty cheer went up and our tribes celebrated together all night long and throughout the celebration I would find many reasons to be standing near her, we danced and laughed and shared some quiet thoughtful moments. I never had the way with words my brother had and I think I might have made the biggest fool of myself but I do not regret it, memories like these would be what keeps me strong in the future. Gwynath and I never spoke directly about the marriage, we both knew it had been organised but this meeting was to determine if we wanted it, my father and hers would never force this upon us. Still everyone seemed to have a good time and all indications were that this would go forward, my brother non stopped teased me about it and my father in his quieter moments would tell me stories of when he courted my mother. I never told him this but while I loved those stories they also crushed me, she sounded so amazing and he loved her more then life itself and I never knew her, while I know he never blamed me I couldn’t help but feel responsible that she was no longer with us. The druids warned her that after complications with her first child she would not be able to bear children again, their warnings did not phase her as she wanted nothing more then to provide my father with a house full of children for him to chase. When she fell pregnant again she was told early on the strain would kill her and she trusted those who told her, one being her good friend Gamia of the Wolfheart. If this was to be her last child she wanted to make it was the strongest she could and so petitioned Oren to allow her to bear the first imbued of the Stormblood.

It is so strange to think on this and how I have never spoken of it. My friends never asked and I never volunteer the information for fear speaking it out loud would make the blame fall more at my feet. I often wonder what they think of me and how I keep so many secrets close, I spent so much time on my own that it is now second nature to hide things from people.

A few weeks after the Mooneagle clan left my people were still celebrating convinced this would be a blessed year, unfortunately this was not to be. Out of nowhere the forces of Tinigath attacked us, all manner of creatures made of stone and their human allies charged into my village and started slaughtering our people. The Stormblood was a strong tribe with many werewolves and we fought hard but we were so outnumbered and they had magical creatures we had thought were myth. With our druids out caring for the land, our best hunters out trying to get food the attack had us divided and they would slowly cut us down. When the fighting began I was at the opposite end of our village from my fathers home and I raced back to reach him, as I came within sight of the house I saw my father and brother fighting back to back and striking down many foes. But, around the corner came a man, what I now know was a fallen, a champion of the Earth Demons. He wore an open dark grey robe over his armour with the hood pulled back revealing a bald head, dark eyes and tattoos around his neck. He walked straight up to my brother, he swiftly dodged my brothers strike grabbing him by the head and snapping his neck in one smooth move. He then moved on to my father and while he fought valiantly eventually his defences were left open and the man reached in clawing at the front of his throat and tearing it out. I watched as my fathers body fell to the ground, his head turned in my direction as he grasped for air he could no longer breath and I watched as the life slowly drained from his eyes. I looked up at the creature who had done this, a smile of satisfaction lining his face and something inside me just snapped, I stretched out my hand and unleashed one of the first spells I had been taught. Three arcs of lightning leaped from my fingers striking him, two hit his right shoulder while a third struck very near his eye. He screamed in rage and turned to me, his right arm was hanging limply with blackened burns down his shoulder and his eye was closed covered in dark scars and he yelled something in what must have been Vorr because a second later a large spike of earth tore up from the ground under me tearing my body from my left hip all the way to my chin.

I am guessing he thought I was dead, maybe I was I don’t really know as the druids who were there have all told many different stories about my condition at the time. I “awoke” some time later, my vision was blurred and I couldn’t see much except for the bodies of my dead clansmen and the village burning but through the smoke a great form was coming. A large white wolf stepped from the smoke calmly walking towards me, easily twice the size of the largest wolf I had ever seen and it was magnificent. It slowly walked up to me and lowered its face to mine looking me in the eyes, it just stood there looking at me while I lay bleeding, unable to move and barely able to see. It felt like a lifetime that I locked its gaze, I am sure it was only moments but those eyes held not only knowledge, but power, strength, wisdom and the courage to use them. This was the mighty wolf spirit before and I had many questions for it but before I could ask it leaned down and touched its nose to my head forehead and all went black. I awoke several weeks later in the druid grove near Thunderheart where the druids had been trying to heal me. They informed me of the devastation that had been caused and how many people we had lost.

Even though I was meant to return to Aylanae for training I ended up missing most of that year, my wounds were too great and It was a long time before I could function properly. When I did return I was someone different, I could hear the whispers from my class mates and there were many questions about my scars to which I did not answer. Instead I became increasingly more focused on my studies and trying to learn as much as I could but there was one encounter that year of note.

Because I was separate from the other students it was much easier for me to slip away and one night near midnight I did just that heading to the tower of the Archmagi, standing out front I sent a message to Ylathe Mooneagle. I think I stood for near an hour before she finally came outside to see me, I was standing there in my pants and open tunic with my scars visible in the moonlight and there was one question I had to know.

“Your people are being slaughtered… could you not come to our aid?”

Entry 1

Today I have come to learn the importance of my peoples history and how little we truly know. In that spirit I have decided to tell my story and chronicle my thoughts in the hope that future generations will benefit from my successes but more importantly from my failures.

Two days ago I discovered that some of the Mooneagle clan had been secretly worshipping the beings we know as the Earth Demons. For countless generations we had lived in peace, these beings were merely the myth of an ancient power that was long dormant but five years ago they awoke and in their fury destroyed my family, my tribe, many of my clan and countrymen. Since that day I had carried the burden of swearing I would never let this happen again and I would destroy them should they ever enter our lands. Not only did I fail this vow but I did not have the decency to die in the process instead running like a coward.

I was shown the secret entrance to a tunnel which descended deep into the mountain. I used my powers to turn myself into a ghostly wolf, insubstantial and silent I stalked forward dreading what I would find at the end of this road. I have long trained in magic and my sense could tell me this entire place was created using nummian magics and they were quite old. I eventually came to a room with a statue, an altar and a large set of doors in the back. My wolf senses could smell the fresh blood on the alter and my worst fears were now realised, the Mooneagle clan was participating in sacrifices. I was able to pass through the door unnoticed into an extremely large room, what appear to be two priests stood at the base of a large demonic statue with a fire burning. Along the wall it appeared there were members of the Mooneagle clan trapped in alcoves in the wall. Slowly each of them was being turned into stone, I attempted to free one person by using my control of the earth to separate it from his skin but unfortunately it was fused to him and he died. I decided to try a new tactic and nullify the magical effects. This worked and many were freed but while doing this I had awoken a dangerous creature. Made and stone and flying on wings what little I saw made me think it was a gargoyle and it struck me before I could move, I now bear another set of scars to match the ones I received during my first encounter with the Earth Demons. I raised my protective magics but to do so I plunged the entire room into darkness, I could not see my enemy to stop him and with no sight of the people I had freed I could not protect them. The creature taunted me telling me it had been waiting for me and calling me the champion of the air, does this speak of me specifically? I doubt it, this is more likely a reference to imbued in general. It spoke of further influence being spread through the Wolfheart lands and the Hydra lands and tried to fill me with more doubt , I must admit it by this point that is all my heart knew. I struggled with the decision of what to do, if I dropped my protections to attack it could strike me down first, I could not see it to strike specifically at it instead risking an area attack that would most likely hurt those I was trying to save. They were begging me to kill them knowing that the fate they would endure was worse then death, even as this broke my heart I retreated…..retreat, a word used by people when they don’t want to call themselves weak, when they don’t want to admit they were not strong enough or courageous enough to stand with their brethren against an enemy and I cant help but think that I, Taesian Stormblood, son of Morran and last heir to the Stormblood tribe am a coward.

Never have I felt fear so profound as I did in that cave….no it was more then fear, it was doubt, it was despair. Sitting there in the dark unable to attack my enemy and protect my countrymen who stood only feet from made me feel more helpless then I believed was possible. How many years had I trained to fight this enemy and when my time came there was naught I could do….how my ancestors must look upon me with shame.

After leaving the cave I gathered Gwynath and the three families should could convince to leave and we are heading to Thunderheart, I am teleporting them as far as I can each hour but my strength is draining and rest is hard to come by. The doubt follows me, how can I protect these people when I left their own clansmen to die? Gwynath looks to me with hope but I cant meet her gaze, she believes in me far more then I do and in truth she is the one I admire, her whole world just fell apart and here she is leading as many of her people as she could. The only respite I find is in the few conversations I have with the younger ones while we rest. They ask many questions about what happened and what I am and it is only now I realise my perspective is different to my people. I speak to the children of balance, air, water, earth, fire, the animals, the trees and the people. One of them asked how I knew the earth demons were evil and while I could have explained what I had seen there was a more powerful answer in my heart: The spirits we follow do not demand our worship or sacrifice, they offer guidance and we can follow or not as is our choice, they give us freedom where the Earth Demons offer slavery of the heart if not the body. I do not know if this answer satisfied them or not but they started asking more and more questions as we travel and I was happy to answer as best I could, for me this might be the only way I can give back to my people.

I think to where we are going and I am reminded of my family and friends there, have I brought doom to their doorstep? People who chose to not only open their homes but their hearts and trust to me are now in danger because I was not enough. For them I can only take solace in the fact that our way is to oppose the Earth Demons but what of my friends who I brought here?

Justinia Lastrium, a wonderful and talented young lady who has been kinder to me then most during my time in the outside world. Her family is something of a hero in her home town and they could all lose her because I brought her here, but what are my choices? send her home and losing a strong warrior who might save countless lives? is it selfish of me to want her to stay and more importantly does she stay because she feels guilty for what I sacrificed for her sister? I would hope not because she of all people owes me nothing, that day gave me my first moment of freedom in five years.

Then we have Calim Gorn, while I don’t feel guilty that he is in danger seeing as he was willing to get my whole clan into a war based on lies, I do feel bad that he might die thinking I hate him. Perhaps he does not see his actions as I have seen them but the true could be said of me as well. Even since we graduated he became so erratic, one moment he would not care about anything the next he was willing to fight us over something trivial. Some of this is explained by his….family situation and in truth if I had grown up in his household I probably would have ended up worse. He is not a bad person he has just become a desperate one, the one thing I don’t understand is why he would try and risk all our lives, after all we have been through are we not family? or is his sister more important then all our lives? I fear that if he loses himself in the pursuit of his desires he will cross a line that those he cares about cant forgive and then he might lose everything.

Sefiros. Where to even begin with this one, one part charming rogue, one part honourable knight, ninety-eight parts complete mystery. Still he is my friend and he has been faithful always, there are few I trust more and while I am concerned I have put him in danger I also hope he will find what he seeks here. Sefiros is a man who appears lost, he has spent so much time following orders that he has become deaf to his own heart but in these lands he might find what he seeks. He does not know this but I often think he is the strongest of all of us, Calim and I are broken things, Justy is a mercenary. In rare moments during battle Sefiros fights with a strength and conviction we all seem to lack but he does not see it in himself, it is like he sees himself as empty and not the potential hero he could be.

Helenia Chrysti, an amazing young and powerful mage. We have been…..close, but never spoken of what we are, sometimes I feel like she is going to bring up those tough questions and then its like she realises what so few others seem to. I don’t expect to live long enough to have a family. I admire her for her ability to live in the moment and I hope beyond all else that she is long gone from these lands by the time I return, if Sefiros passed on what I told him she might decide to stay and if she was to die here I would never forgive myself. So often my urges propel me on the course of nearest destruction secretly with the hopes today might end my pain and I do not wish her to go down with me.

I know not what I will say to any of them when I eventually arrive in Thunderheart, there is so much inside me that is confused. The creature called me the champion of the air? I do not understand what it means and I fear that if I am to be the champion are we all doomed? Will I draw the eye of the Earth Demons to us as I have drawn the Toress’ by letting Sylara stay? How can my people defend ourselves, I can not go to the empire with this. That will only lead to them taking more of our land for themselves but if I don’t say something we might lose the land anyway….or have we not lost it already? the emissary said those lands were now under their protection.

Today while resting I was…or dreamed I was in the spirit realm, in the distance I could see many of the spirits as they were but in front of me stood the spirit of the wolf. Large and powerful the king of all beasts and undisputed leader of the pack he was magnificent and he just looked upon me. I could see nothing in his eyes as he looked upon me, was I that unimpressive? will I be the one that finally destroys these lands and ends his hunt? does he not blame me if that comes to pass because all things die in time? or is he waiting for me to take action? Or is it all in my head. Perhaps I am not as important as others think and I should just leave these lands, maybe that is why Ylathe Mooneagle left her people?

Gwynath is walking around handing out stew and she will be upon me soon. We have not spoken of our engagement since I returned and in truth I am glad for it, she is a chieftains daughter and destined to lead her clan to greatness, she must marry for the good of her people and after today’s events we can say that I am not what’s best for them. I have divided her clan and separated her from her mother and father. I do not even understand how she does not hate me, first my family and now hers makes me wonder if I am not the bringer of death.

I will be home soon and many decisions will have to be made, I hope I am ready.

Power Point Log

Session 7: At PL 7, 105 points. Arrived in Yt.
Session 10: At PL7, 111 points. Ended Tournament

25th of the Cyclops, 761
Justy's Incident Report

OOC: This is obviously meant to be from Justy’s perspective, but she’s not intentionally trying to bury anyone, so if there’s any blatant factual inaccuracies or vagueness that might be relevant (like where exactly Calim was toward the beginning) please let me know so I can fix ’em.

Incident Report GS-IA06-7142A

NOTE: This report pertains to the incident at █████ ████ Manor on [25th Cyclops]. Additional background information can be found in Case File GS-RU-7142A.


After reviewing the reports outlined in Case File GS-RU-7142A, I decided that pursuing further investigation of the matter myself could potentially end the abductions without requiring the commitment of scarce Guild resources. I approached the manor with a small force of two Imbued from my band whom I had trained with and had reason to believe could assist me in determining if the manor and the abductions were connected. See Asset File PS-IG12 (“One-Winged Angel”) and Asset File PS-IF75 (“Prince Charming”).

Our mission parameters at the outset were only to recon the manor for signs of illegal activity that could provide a basis for further investigation. I kept watch from the front of the property while “OWA” flew ahead carrying “Prince Charming” to investigate light and signs of activity on the second floor. One of them was evidently detected, as the light we had previously observed on the second floor went out and the two of them returned to me, followed shortly by the owner of the house.

At this point, I began to provide a cover story for our presence in the area to attempt to cover for our detection and allow us to withdraw without alerting him to our true suspicions about the missing persons. This was the point when my teammates’ behavior began to deviate wildly from our mission parameters; “Prince Charming” took the initiative to double back and examine the property in more detail, while “OWA” abrogated my intent to disengage by loudly accusing the owner of being the culprit of the kidnappings. At this point, the owner was highly agitated and suspicious due to "OWA"’s behavior, but appeared to be willing to believe my story at least to the point of allowing us to retreat.

Unfortunately, “Prince Charming” triggered the manor’s security systems, and “OWA” blew our cover by attempting to restrain the owner, further escalating the situation. Since “OWA” had initiated hostilities with the owner, I left him to delay the owner while I pursued “Prince Charming”, as I did not wish to take responsibility for abandoning a member of a Rahseld noble family and had no means of locating him beyond giving chase.

I was engaged by the manor’s security in the form of magical constructs, but managed to locate “Prince Charming” inside the house (I did not happen to witness his method of gaining entry and so do not wish to pollute this file with idle speculation about a foreign dignitary’s adherence or familiarity with the rules of lawful search and seizure.) Whether through a masterstroke of detective work or sheer process of elimination, “Prince Charming” had located a magical laboratory in the cellar that contained evidence of illegal soul manipulation activities. It was in the course of my search that I first encountered the girl; her nature was obvious, but at this time she appeared frightened the way any small child would be in the course of a home invasion.

My recollection of the timeline after this point is a bit fuzzy due to the growing urgency and complexity of the situation, but I will attempt to recount from here as best I can. Having uncovered evidence of illegal activity, “Prince Charming” was difficult to persuade from his self-appointed task of breaching the inner laboratory, and “OWA” was pursued into the cellar by the manor owner, boxing all three of us in with few means of escape. “OWA” and I fought off the magical security dogs, as well as a golem, while “OWA” tried to secure a means of escape. When “Prince Charming” breached the door, he uncovered the “evidence” described in Supplemental File 7142A-01; heartbreakingly, all of it was rendered unusuable in the destruction of the mansion.

Once it became obvious to us that the girl was the victim of soul manipulation by the mansion’s owner, he attempted to flee with his so-called “daughter”, prompting us to give chase. I searched the stables while “OWA” and “Prince Charming” pursued a runner who later turned out to be a decoy, and I located the owner and his doll-like “daughter” inside. I attempted to engage them in dialogue in hopes of getting them to surrender peacefully so the girl could be rehabilitated. Unfortunately, my attempts to convince the girl that she was a hostage had the opposite of the intended effect and seemed to provoke her into attacking me. Injured and having difficulty holding my own against the two of them, I attempted to disengage in hopes of tracking the two of them; however, “OWA” and “Prince Charming” appeared, having uncovered the decoy, which provoked him into committing an apparent murder-suicide by magic with his “daughter”. I understand that an analysis by the AG has confirmed my suspicion that it was an illusion to cover their escape, but I don’t understand the technical details; the boys and girls in the lab might want to add something after they take a look. The mansion was subsequently annihilated in an explosion apparently caused by one of my teammates, destroying any evidence that would substantiate the allegations in this document save for the mansion owner and his doll “daughter”.


Complete failure. The behavior of my squad alerted the suspect to our investigation and has driven him into hiding with no leads as to his new location or identity. Additionally, any and all evidence that would have proven his connection to the kidnappings and provided a basis for further investigation was destroyed, also largely due to the actions of my squad. Our only feasible options are to hope he either blows his cover early or ceases his experiments now that he has a “daughter”.

Personnel Addendum GS-IG12-7142A: Asset ID# GS-IG12 “One-Winged Angel”

Cute “codename”, guys. I’m so glad we have people like you to handle our sensitive communications. We all know about his combat prowess; what’s there to say? But is he really the “super soldier” the AG likes to say he is? He seems like a regular guy to me, with the same depth of emotion as anyone else, and if no one helps him learn how to cope with them he’s going to continue coping with them in the middle of operations, with the results we’ve seen here. Tell AG to treat their people more like people! But still, if all his Imbued training couldn’t teach him to keep his head in a tense situation, I’d limit the types of sorties he’s involved in pending another assessment.

EVALUATION: Prone to impulsiveness, unpredictable behavior, creative reinterpretation of mission parameters. Not recommended for sensitive duties or those with civilian involvement.

Personnel Addendum GS-IF75-7142A: Asset ID# GS-IF75 “Prince Charming”

Seriously? Prince Charming? Having you in charge of his personnel file has got to count as a conflict of interest, ███████. He’s a good enough pilot and responsible when it comes to his own family, but as I learned last night, his sense of duty seems to extend no further than that. His desire to see justice done to the criminal was also honest, and I appreciate his zeal, but his decision to break away from “OWA” and myself demonstrated a considerable lack of foresight and consideration for the laws of evidence and privacy in Ronen. The responsibility for requesting his assistance is mine, but his ignorance of our customs still shocks me. I’d understand if it was some sheltered kid, but [REDACTED] is an Imbued! I’d think House [REDACTED] would have more discretion with who they send gallivanting around the Empire on missions of diplomacy.

EVALUATION: Prone to impulsiveness, unpredictable behavior. Appears to either misunderstand or not respect the relationship between Ronen and Imperial law. Not currently recommended for duties requiring a clearance higher than Mercenary-Public.


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