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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
or whatever her name is
Tabris:I don’t know, some random dude gave it to me
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
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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
Tabris:It grows into that Fire moth thing
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… )
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.
“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
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.
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.
Tabris:Convince her to break the mold and not be beholden to the expectations of Makoro society
gonna hero point that
Tabris:Heh, add 10
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
DM:Antoher voicec speaks out from one of the trees.
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?”
- 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”
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…
DM:nless you had pressing matters to discuss.
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
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.
Tabris:Well he said he was back
‘m here.. went to get a drink
Alright so doesn’t seem like anyone wnt s to do anything extra before we time skip a bit…
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
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
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
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…
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.
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.
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.
nori is gonna have a shit life
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
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.
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)
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….
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) .
Sefiros:did she display any nack for any kind of magical shit? (suzu that is)
DM:He’s a member of Dragonband.
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…
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.
DM:Yeah he’s got attractive 2 as well
Alyssa Toress:(i am not messing with a gorn)
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
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.
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
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..
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?
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.
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
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?”
- 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
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
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-”
Daimyo Takashi Oshiro:“No Excuses!”
Sefiros:lol when did he lose to a girl?
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
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.”
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
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.
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”
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?”
- 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"
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:“are you two?”
Vilar Elfglow:“Show us what? You mean the dog thing?”
Hachikomaru:“Nothing, just something I heard my cousin say once.”
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”
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
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?”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Viniira the Horned:“Well it’s not so much about love, so much as technique…”
- 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”
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”
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?”
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?”
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.”
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”
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”
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!
Hachikomaru:could tell us the result of the tournament
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
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
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
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
Calim Gorn:And Laventa is 18
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
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!
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.
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
DM:Just a minotaur clan.
Alyssa Toress:i thought she was a minotaur
Calim Gorn:lol no
DM:Nah, she’s no more a minotaur than Geralt is a hydra :P
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
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
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?
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….
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.
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.
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
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…
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
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”
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:(i dont think thats the mountain he wants to pillage)
Hachikomaru:the toress marriages are matrilineal?
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)
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
Calim Gorn:Fourth in line to the house ain’t gonna get shit
DM:(he could get matrimarried to someone)
and the queen expects me to matri marry
becuase i am 2nd in line
Alyssa Toress:but if arielle produces an heir
i wont have to
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
DM:(He’s like you, he’s got an odler brother)
Calim Gorn:He’s got an older brother
we’ll see what happens
DM:(Course Zanyz won’t be too happy about being one assassination away from the Toress getting thier shit )
Hachikomaru:is the king considered a toress?
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.
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.
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?
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)
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 )
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.”
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…
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”
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.
“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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
Calim Gorn:“Definitely no.”
Young Geralt:in triple unison, lol
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.
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
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.”
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
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)
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
Young Geralt:i ride achi
Hachikomaru:and think better speed by 1 as well
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.”
Calim Gorn:“Yes, seriously.”
Hachikomaru:still shitty rolling regardless
- 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…
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
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.”
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
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
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
2—— Failure by 1 degrees
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 -
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?
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…
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.—— Success
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 -
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—— Failure by 3 degrees
And Calim shoots the wounded one..
Toughness save versus Damage (Effect Rank: 6) Roll Result: 9 ( natural:2 , Save DC:21 ) Cylmoril Creepers -
- 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
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
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
*****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
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
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."
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
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?
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
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: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.
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
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)
(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).
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.
DM:Assuming u sing the various code words
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
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