your mom break any bones?
Herlock:damn i missed the bonus xp
Calim Gorn:Nah she’s okay
Tore her leg up real bad though, it was infected for a while
Sefiros:still in the swamp? or you back home now?
Calim Gorn:She was in the hospital like a week
I’m still in Louisiana right now
Probably gonna be down here a few more days
Sefiros:what did she do, cut it up or something when she fell?
Calim Gorn:Yeah, scraped it up bad
She also hit her face when she fell and cut it open right below her eye, had to get stitches
So she’s been having trouble getting around and such, I’ve been helping her out doing chores and shit and I bought some mobility aids for her
Alyssa Toress:sorry to hear that tab
Sefiros:G coming tonight?
Calim Gorn:Dunno, I assume so
He’s always late
Sefiros:well i always assume he’s late, tho im asking did he tell T if he was gonna miss the game or not
Calim Gorn:Haven’t heard
DM:Yeah as far as I knw he’s coming
But we can finish the bit with Sora Yoshinori and what not if you wanted to do that.
Since that’s the last thing you were doing
Though I thikn you were done there anyway
Not sure if you had more to do in Makoro or if you were ready for year 5.
Sefiros:i think we already finished that bit didnt we?
Alyssa Toress:wait did i miss summer facation already
Calim Gorn:Yeah thought we were mostly done with that
Sefiros:only thing i recall, was him mentioning he’d talk to his daughter and that she was good with this sort of thing
Alyssa Toress:i didnt even go to ronen yet!
i gotta hang out with the mafia :(
Calim Gorn:Yeah he was gonna talk to his daughter about it, and then I was gonna go and ask Alyssa to get a favor from the Queen
we cant skip to year 5 yet
i got stuff to do
and calim has to ask me to marry him
DM:heh okay, yeah we can do some personal stuff still.
Alyssa Toress:i mean garrion isnt even here yet
so lets do it now
we can do that now, guess we’ll start with Calim going to Alyssa for a favor.
SInce presumably that stuff starts at the begnning of the summer
Sefiros:i guess the main question is, can we achieve this without a marriage or if we need a marriage
Alyssa Toress:thats seperate
thats not for the favor
Sefiros:im talking in general about the situation
Calim Gorn:If we can get the favor from the queen I think we can
Sefiros:if we just want approval, we just marry her off to somebody
the hard part is getting her what she wants, without a husband i think
Alyssa Toress:suzu you mean
Alyssa Toress:what about suburu
okay well start whenever i guess
i got a new icon too!
now that i am a bit older
DM:So calim takes a trip to visit Alyssa in Alara.
Unless you jsut wanted to handle it via Aela Communicator
Calim Gorn:Nah I’ll go see her in person
Alyssa Toress:“hey calim whats new”
Calim Gorn:“Greetings, Alyssa… I was wondering if you could help me with something.”
Alyssa Toress:“i mean as long as its nothing too bad”
Calim Gorn:“Hachikomaru and I just paid a visit to Daimyo Yoshinari. We were hoping to put in a good word for Suzu and get her to join his court since he seems to be a more progressive sort who has embraced the use of Magitech and even has some Shiadar units. It would be a natural fit for her.”
“The problem is that apparently the daimyo cannot just arbitrarily order Suzu to join his court. He needs her parents to agree to it.”
Alyssa Toress:“and where do i come in”
Calim Gorn:He suggested that if we could secure a favor from someone of high stature, that it might persuade her parents."
Alyssa Toress:“a favor for her parents?”
- Calim Gorn nods
Alyssa Toress:“an offer they cant refuse?”
“and you want my mom”
“to give them one "
Calim Gorn:“Yes, I thought a favor from the queen would be hard to pass up.”
Alyssa Toress:“i dunno they never did me much good”
“i guess i can talk to her”
“okay come along lets go find her”
Calim Gorn:“Oh… You want me to come along…?”
“you have met her before right”
Alyssa Toress:“i think she is trying to setup our two families anyway”
“ties between the houses”
- Calim Gorn nods… “Yes, I was just about to ask about that.”
Calim Gorn:“Have you heard any talk of who might be with who?”
Alyssa Toress:“well i guess arielle would be the better tie politically”
“she is heir”
“but i havent heard anything as far as actual plans”
“if it’s arielle it would have to be a lesser son who isnt in line to inherit”
“or maybe she will marry me off”
Alyssa Toress:“i dont really want a husband”
“i just want to do my own thing”
- Calim Gorn nods…
Calim Gorn:“Yes, I feel the same.”
Alyssa Toress:“if i get married i hope its just like… let me do whatever and you do whtever”
- Calim Gorn smirks a little…
DM:yo. They’re just finsihing up some solo stuff during the summer vacation.
Calim Gorn:“That wouldn’t be a bad arrangement.”
Garrion:sounds like good timing
Alyssa Toress:“i got big plans and none of them have to do with being a wife”
Young Geralt:i’ll be chilling here till done
Calim Gorn:“And I have someone else in mind as far as… Well, let’s just say that if I’m forced to marry then I’d rather it be to someone who isn’t interested in me and is willing to turn a blind eye to whatever I might be up to.”
Alyssa Toress:“maybe we can work something out”
Calim Gorn:“Perhaps so… Very well, I’ll go with you to see the Queen.”
so we go see her right T
Alyssa Toress:“hello mother look who came to visit”
DM:You head up to Ayalane to see Queen Cheisa… she spends most of her time on Aylanae, while letting her husband handle the daily affairs most of the time. Many says she fancies herself more an empress than a queen….
- Calim Gorn bows respectfully
Calim Gorn:“Your highness.”
Queen Chiesa Toress:“Alyssa, Calim. What brings the two of you to see me?”
DM:I assume you’re metting in oen of the back meeting rooms at the Toress Barracks as oppsoed to asking her in open court.
Alyssa Toress:“well i need a favor”
DM:Or do you want to do this out in the open?
Alyssa Toress:“and the favor isnt for me per se”
nah we can meet in private
Calim Gorn:Yeah I’d rather it be private
Alyssa Toress:“one of my classmates, a mokoro girl named suzu is interested in magitech but her parents frown upon it”
Queen Chiesa Toress:“Ah yes. I know Suzu.”
Alyssa Toress:“we were hoping she could move to the court of daiymo yoshinari, and we thought if you granted them a favor they could persuaded to allow it”
“the daiymo is more progressive and would allow her to continue her studies with it”
- Calim Gorn nods
Queen Chiesa Toress:“I would like to help little Suzu, though a favor is a steep price, especally to promise to a lesser Gozoku like the Ueno.”
Alyssa Toress:“well i also know how you want to get stronger ties with the gorn”
“and i was thinking about marrying calim”
Queen Chiesa Toress:“Also it may not be met with the reaction one may expect…. the people of Makoro do not like foreigners intervening in their affa-” (suddenyl pauses as you mention marrying Calim)
“Really? I did not know the two of you were together. I had heard you and Sythe…”
Alyssa Toress:“me and sythe broke up”
- Queen Chiesa Toress seems to be visibly surprised by the request.
Queen Chiesa Toress:“And you and Calim wish to marry?”
Alyssa Toress:“i think so, do you calim?”
Calim Gorn:(Trying to think of a good way to answer this, lol)
DM:(She’s cool with me boning my sister is probably not a good response) :P
Calim Gorn:(lol yeah)
“Her beauty and intelligence are beyond compare. Any man who passed up such an opportunity would be a fool.”
DM:(lol okay give me a deception check from both of you)
Alyssa Toress:what i didnt lie
i was being honest
Calim Gorn:I’m not lying either =P
DM:(Well it’s mostly to notice the two of you aren’t that in love or anytihing heh)
Alyssa Toress:its not about love
its about politics
no one marries for love lol
what a dumb idea
Calim Gorn:lol yeah, it ain’t like we’re completely oblivious to what’s going on
Alyssa Toress:its a political marriage :P
Calim Gorn:lol 1
I’m gonna Hero Point that
DM:(Oh okay, so you don’t want to pretend you’re in love and just saying it’s political from the start?)
(I was assuming you were pretending on being together or something)
no its like
Calim Gorn:Heh yeah I mean we both know what’s going on between our families
So yeah actually I ain’t gonna Hero Point that, lol
She can see through it if she wants
DM:(Plus I mean… I figure a deception is kinda warranted with Calim at least, since it’s like she may tell he’s not attracted to Alyssa at all, which is kinda strange cause she’s super hot.)
Alyssa Toress:“you wanted to bind our houses anyway”
- Queen Chiesa Toress nods.
Alyssa Toress:i mean joffrey was gonna marry ned starks daughter
Calim Gorn:Heh so is that a separate deception check to show that I’m not interested in her at all?
Alyssa Toress:even though they had nothing in common
Calim Gorn:If not then I’ll Hero Point the one I rolled =P
DM:Yeah its just the one check.
And yes you’re free to hero point it heh.
Alyssa Toress:wow calim doesnt even want to bone alyssa huh
Calim Gorn:I mean it ain’t like he doesn’t find her hot or anything
Alyssa Toress:only his sister
Calim Gorn:But he ain’t in love with her
Alyssa Toress:i still say you didnt lie
DM:I mean even if it’s not a political marraige… you’d expect some degree of excitement from most people from marrying someone that’s super hot. heh.
Alyssa Toress:hes super excited
DM:She could very well be the hottest chick on the planet or close to it heh.
Alyssa Toress:to bone his sister
DM:with all the points Alyssa has in presence and 2 in attractive.
Calim Gorn:Heh well like I said, it’s not that I’m not attracted to her
I’d totally bone her if I wasn’t in love with my sister
DM:(So it’s mostly her spotting the lack of the “I’m totally gonna bang the shit out of that” motivation) :P
Alyssa Toress:i dont want to get murdered
by his crazy sister
although i could probably take her
- Queen Chiesa Toress smiles.
Alyssa Toress:just tell your sister its a sham marriage okay
so she doesnt try to kill me
Calim Gorn:Heh yeah I will
Queen Chiesa Toress:“Well this is a pleasant surprise indeed… We can plan the ceremony as soon as Grand Duke Tharian officially agrees to it.”
Alyssa Toress:“and the matter with suzu?”
Queen Chiesa Toress:“Calim you understand the marraige will be matrilineal of course.”
Calim Gorn:“Of course. I likely wouldn’t have inherited much from my Father at any rate. I’m the youngest child and fourth in the line of succession.”
Queen Chiesa Toress:“Excellent.”
Alyssa Toress:does your father have gavelkind
Calim Gorn:Don’t know what those are
Queen Chiesa Toress:"As for Suzu… "
Alyssa Toress:its just a little crusader kings 2 joke
DM:heh, yeah gavelkind is when you split up the territory evenly, or at least somewhat evenly.
As opposed to one person inheriting it all.
Calim Gorn:Yeah I figured Tharian kept it all except for whatever he doles out to other people
And the different provinces of Gorn are still under his authority and whatnot
Queen Chiesa Toress:“I’m not sure if my own interjection in the matter would produce a positive result overall. It would be seen extremeyl poorly by the people of Makoro for me to get involved in thier internal poltiics in that way.”
DM:Well gavelkind is what happens when he dies. Like instead of just oldest inheriting , everyone gets a peice.
Obviously it doesn’t really promote a lot of stabiliy in the long term
Alyssa Toress:“do you have any advice how we could resolve the situation then?”
- Calim Gorn frowns…
Queen Chiesa Toress:“Hmm…”
- Queen Chiesa Toress ponders for a moment.
Calim Gorn:“Call it a wedding present perhaps, to her two classmates who want to see her happy. That way we are to blame instead of you.”
Queen Chiesa Toress:“Well I can think of a few possibilities…”
Alyssa Toress:(does calim have to pay me a dowry?)
Queen Chiesa Toress:“One of the cheiftains of the clans of Yt could provide a suitable favor… while it’s less than a favor from me, it wouldn’t be seen as an intrusion of magitech culture on thier lands, so long as there was ample reason for such. Perhaps one of your bandmates from Yt could say they owe Suzu something.”
Calim Gorn:(Heh not sure, I figure Tharian would contribute to the ceremonies and shit at least)
Alyssa Toress:“yeah that might work”
“we could ask geralt or viriia”
Queen Chiesa Toress:“Another option lies with the Oshiro… their infleunce of course could be used to ensure such a thing happened. Though I cannot see Takashi Oshiro supporting her on her study of magitech.”
Calim Gorn:“Yes, I don’t think that would be a viable option…”
Alyssa Toress:“yes i dont think he would do that”
Queen Chiesa Toress:“Also… the Ueno have ancestral lands which are currently in the possession of another Gozoku.. the Kuno Gozoku I believe…”
“They’re both vassals of the Yoshinori…. though the two have exceedingly bad blood.”
Calim Gorn:“Yes, Daimyo Yoshinari mentioned there being some sort of conflict between his vassals.”
Alyssa Toress:“the yt chieften might be the most viable option”
- Queen Chiesa Toress nods.
Alyssa Toress:“both are tradition warrior societies”
Queen Chiesa Toress:“that seems the most viable to me. As the last option I mentioned would inovle bloodshed.”
- Queen Chiesa Toress nods.
Alyssa Toress:“well guess we need to go see geralt”
Calim Gorn:“Geralt’s Hydra Clan has embraced Magitech much like Daimyo Yoshinari. Hopefully he can see the merit of our request.”
Queen Chiesa Toress:“WHile the people of Makoro do see the clans as more primitive, they don’t fear their culture taking over theirs.. so the influence of a chieftain wouldn’t be seen as weak to the other Daimyos.”
“Well you will likely have to give him something in return… Of course, I am sure given the current state of things after the Awakening of Tinigath, some magitech armor from House Gorn could certainnly go a long way to earning a favor.”
“He needs more than anything to protect his people.”
- Calim Gorn nods
Queen Chiesa Toress:“And of course, get Geralt on board with it. As a rule, the clans of Yt do not tend to trust offers brought in by foreigners.”
“Always try to get one of their respected members on board when proposing something to the cheiftain.”
Alyssa Toress:“of course”
Young Geralt:damn sneaky thieves.. they conspiring to steal my precious
Queen Chiesa Toress:(Just be glad Herlock dropped his plan to slaughter a bunch of Yt tribes and steal their mines) :P
DM:Alright so any furtehr questions or you gonna go visit Geralt?
Alyssa Toress:visit geralt
Calim Gorn:Guess we’ll go see Geralt
DM:heh okay, you head over to Aontas to dock your airship and go over to visit Geralt…
You have to wait a bit to find him before he returns back from his training
You catch up to him as he’s coming back to town at night after a day full of hard training. For Geralt, there isn’t much ofa vacation… given that the clan has more need of his talents than ever.
And thus his training has intensified given the earth demon threat.
- Young Geralt comes dragging in to his lodging.
Calim Gorn:“Greetings Geralt. I hope you’re doing well.”
Alyssa Toress:“hey geralt!”
Young Geralt:“Just tired, that is all. What brings the two of you here, together none-the-less? Surprised to see you away from the palace Alyssa.”
Alyssa Toress:“well we are trying to help suzu”
“which brings us here "
Young Geralt:“What kind of help does she need. I thought her issues with Masaru were over?”
Alyssa Toress:“no not that”
“we are trying to get her transferred to the court of the daiymo yoshinori(is that the spelling?)”
Calim Gorn:“We want to make sure that she is able to continue her pursuit of Magitech after she graduates.”
DM:Yeah that’s correct.
Alyssa Toress:“so she can pursue her magitech career”
“but her parents arent real big on magitech”
“so we thought maybe you could help us get a favor from your chieften to transfer to her parents so t hey will agree”
Calim Gorn:“Daimyo Yoshinori is one of the more progressive of the Daimyos of Makoro. He has embraced Magitech and even has his own complement of Shiadars on hand. We believe she will do well in his court. But her parents must agree to such an arrangement.”
Alyssa Toress:“and in return calim can get some magitech armor for your clan to help protect them from the earth demons”
Young Geralt:“What do she and Hachi say about that?”
Calim Gorn:“Hachikomaru and I spoke to Daimyo Yoshinori personally. He is open to the idea but he cannot simply command her parents to surrender their daughter to him.”
DM:Well what Hachi says doens’t really matter in this case. heh. Since he’s a vassal of another daimyo. So he’s not really too involved in any of this, beyond liking Suzu.
Alyssa Toress:(RETRACT THEIR VASSALAGE)
Calim Gorn:“He suggested that we obtain a favor for her parents from someone of high station, such as a council member.”
Young Geralt:((well that is my point, i don;t know the power system other than what hachi has told me, but i know he watches out for her with genuin care
Alyssa Toress:“hachi really has no say, her parents serve another lord”
Alyssa Toress:“but he would approve of it”
Young Geralt:“So what does my clan have to do with this?”
Alyssa Toress:“your chieftens favor would be valuable, and not seen as encroaching on their rights”
Calim Gorn:“Your chieftain is the current representative of Yt on the council.”
Alyssa Toress:“like say my mothers favor would”
“and it would mean more defenses for the clan”
Calim Gorn:“And the clans are not seen with the same disdain as Rahseld by Makoro. So a favor from Hydra Clan would be looked upon with less disdain or suspicion.”
Calim Gorn:“In return for this favor, I can ask House Gorn to send more resources to the defense of House Gorn. Shiadars and other Magitech devices.”
Alyssa Toress:“if we tried to get a favor from the queen it would be like rahseld sticking their nose in their affairs”
Calim Gorn:To the defense of Clan Hydra I mean
Young Geralt:“Ok, so we would get magitech, Suzu would go live with the Yoshinori, and we would owe a favor to Suzu’s family?”
- Calim Gorn nods
Young Geralt:“I can’t really say. I don;t know her family or the sorts of favors they would expect, but this should be brought up to the cheiftain.”
Calim Gorn:“Yes, we would like you to present it to him on our behalf.”
Alyssa Toress:“yes of course but we wanted to talk to you aobut it first”
DM:The most common favor would be avote to imbue one of thier children. Basically the chieftains of Yt rotate as to who has a seat on the Grand Council the one that determines who gets imbued.
So esentially they can get a vote to help get an imbued child when one of the chieftain’s holds the council seat for Yt.
Granted it’s not as good as having a favor fromt he Queen or the Oshrio who don’t rotate their seats with anyone.
But it’s still a sueful favor to have potentially.
Young Geralt:“Hmm, well if it helps Suzu, I can mention it to him, but not sure what he will think about owing some Makoro lord.”
Alyssa Toress:“well all we can do is try i guess”
Young Geralt:((it’s pretty late right))
if i just now draggin home
It’s about like 9 at night or so.
So prob best to ask him int he morning since it’s not urgent.
Young Geralt:“I can ask him tomorrow. It is late and I’m tired now. Best to do it when I’m fresh.”
Calim Gorn:“Yes, that’s fine.”
Young Geralt:“You staying?”
Calim Gorn:“We have an airship at the docks. We can stay there and come see you in the morning.”
DM:WEll the clan would give you lodgings if you eneded it
Young Geralt:“See you at about 6, not too early, right?”
DM:they’re accepting of important guests. heh.
Calim Gorn:“Fine with me. Not like I need sleep anyway.”
- Calim Gorn chuckles as he glances at Alyssa
DM:They got some places for imbued to stay, granted they’re not the best accomodations by Rahseldian standards.
Calim Gorn:Heh yeah, Calim ain’t picky, but Alyssa stayed on the airship last time we were in Yt
Alyssa Toress:thats because i was with sythe
i can stay in the clan housing
Alright your stay there is pretty uneventful (or is it?… )
Alyssa Toress:i think so?
Calim Gorn:Completely uneventful
Alyssa Toress:calim better not try anything
DM:heh..okay. You are getting married…. I mean… who knows what you may try.. :P
Young Geralt:“So you never said why BOTH of you are here. You could have just sent a message or asked when we resumed classes.”
Alyssa Toress:“were getting married”
Calim Gorn:“Is it that surprising?”
Alyssa Toress:“its a political thing you know how that is”
“our families wanted to have closer ties”
DM:Have a tic tac and grab her by the pussy. That’s Donald Trump’s advice. :P
Young Geralt:((I thought you had higher standards that that… open ended as to guess who that directed at))
DM:During the night, Calim does have some time to do an inspection of the magitech facility since Darien Gorn was replaced, and finds the palce a lot more normal, and otherwise a pretty uneventful inspection
Alyssa Toress:“are you going to marry viniira?”
DM:B7ut since you ain’t got much else to do while awake, you kinda end up doing that inspection heh.
Young Geralt:“Your political stuff. What your man say about this?”
Alyssa Toress:“what man”
- Calim Gorn notes the improved state of the facility and will recommend the new supervisor for a commendation
Calim Gorn:“I think he means Sythe.”
Alyssa Toress:“oh i dumped him”
Young Geralt:“Well I never kept up with who you were bedding anyway. Well I hope you bothare happy.”
Alyssa Toress:“yeah i sure it will be great”
Young Geralt:“Well I’m off to bed. Don;t make too much noise tonight.”
DM:Random side note: If Geralt was listening to you have sex, his accurate hearing could use your moaning and other noises to give him an accurate idea of exactly what position you were in.
Alyssa Toress:please i wouldnt do that before marriage
Young Geralt:that why i said not to make too much noise
Anyway… we can skip ahead to next morning and the meeting with Meerin of the Hydra.
DM:Any particular way you want to lay out the plan to him?
Young Geralt:no, pretty much as they proposed it
DM:okay going to have Geralt explain it? Or is one of the others doing it?
Hachikomaru:just hand him the press release
Calim Gorn:We’ll let Geralt do the initial pitch
Since that way it’s coming from another clan person instead of us
Young Geralt:it is their plan, i’ll let them explain so i don;t get it messed up
i’ll just introduce them
Young Geralt:and tell him that they come with an offer for the clan
and that Suzu is a band mate and friend
DM:heh.. okay you go in there, expecting Geralt to explain it… and he’s like “Hey Alyssa and Calim are here to see you” :P
Young Geralt:not quite like that
here i’ll RP it
Young Geralt:modrin right?
Calim Gorn:Meerin is the chieftain I think
DM:Nah Meerin is the CHeiftain. Mordin is the druid who taught you
Young Geralt:oh right
DM:Yeah you can RP it out if you’d like heh.
- Young Geralt enters with the customaty greeting…..
DM:Yeah by and large I assume that people do greetings btw. I just kinda skip em for the most part. If someone shows you some disrespect though, I’ll mention it.
I kinda figure that from PCs as well, so if you want to be particularly disrspectful, make sure to mention it as well
DM:well sometimes you may not feel someone is worthy of your respect.
Except for Sef’s characters, I usualyl assume they’re disrespectful fuckers :P
Young Geralt:“Meerin, Princess Alyssa has come to me seeking help with one of our bandmates. This other is Calim Gorn, her newly betrothed. They came to me seeking our clan’s assistance in the matter of Suzu’s continued training. She has shown an aptitude for magitech and they wish to present an offer to you that would allow her to further those studies.”
- Young Geralt steps aside so that Alyssa may step forward
DM:You can also mix in if you want to be slightly more dominant/submissive in your etiquette as well. I mean a lot of the subtleties aren’t necessariyl insulting but like you may onyl slightly bow or something to show a position of strength or something.
Alyssa Toress:“i am honored cheif meerin”
DM:Or make an extra gesture to try to earn favor, etc.
Alyssa Toress:“we come before you humble to ask for your assistance”
Meerin of the Hydra:“The two fo you are betrothed, congratulations. That comes as qutie a surprise.”
Calim Gorn:“Thank you for your kind words, Chieftain.”
Alyssa Toress:“thank you”
Young Geralt:“For me as well.”
Meerin of the Hydra:“May your union produce many strong sons and daughters.”
Alyssa Toress:“the assistance we seek is this, suzu ueno is our bandmate and has proved quite adapt at magitech but her parents do not approve, we wish her to move to the court of daiymo yoshinori where she can pursue her passion freely, in order to do this daiymo yoshinori suggest we procure a favor from someone from the council, the chieften from yt seemed a natural fit since the people of mokoro won’t see this as interfering, in return house gorn can give to you magitech armor to help defend you from the earth demons”
- Meerin of the Hydra nods.
Calim Gorn:“Yes, I am prepared to request an increase in resources assigned to the clan. And I can also request newer and more advanced technology from the Artificer’s Guild through my mother.”
Meerin of the Hydra:“Well taht seems liek a reasonable offer of course details of how much armor woyuld have to be worked out. But I don’t see any reason why such an agreement couldn’t work. I will have to speak with our warmaster on the matter, but I don’t see any reason he would disagree assuming it’s a fair deal.”
(now you just need to convince Tharian to do it… )
you also have to convince him to let you get married
DM:If you want I’ll give you guys a politics roll (assuming youg ot the skll) on how you migth be able to convince him.
Calim knows that Tharian has wanted an alliance with the Toress for a while.. so he’ll certainly be overjoyed with the wedding, since that’s a big deal. It mgith be possible to convince him to go along with giving the Hydra clan more if you said it’s a stipulation from Alyssa to get married.
Calim Gorn:lol yeah that should be easy enough
DM:Yweah you’re pretty sure hel’l go for it.
Alright… so we can fast forward a bit if there’s no other questions.
one other thing…
Meerin does want to speak with Geralt privately.
Assuming you guys don’t have anything else to mention to him.
Calim Gorn:“Thank you for your generosity, Chieftain Meerin.”
- Calim Gorn bows and excuses himself once the conversation is finished
DM:Alright after Aylssa dn Calim leave the Chieftain talks to Geralt alone….
- Young Geralt stays behind
Meerin of the Hydra:“Geralt… you know Alyssa and Calim better than I. WHile this deal seems to be good for us, I have heard many such deals between Rahseldians and the Clans that have not gone well.”
Young Geralt:“Yes? Did you wish more of me?”
Meerin of the Hydra:“Are these two trustworthy?”
Alyssa Toress:geralt gonna shit talk me
Young Geralt:“I honestly can’t say. Calim has always seemed like a respectful and kind person, helping those in need. I can’t say much for Alyssa. She is the queen’s daughter and you know the Torreses… Things are said, rumors abound, but I try to just focus on my work and not get embroiled in the politics.”
“She has never been unkind, but yet, she has not been one of my close companions either.”
“I would trust Calim, Hachi, and of course you know Vinira at my side any time. They have been there in the past.”
“I can’t help but feel that they came to us for a reason, and I doubt it was friendship. However, Suzu is one that I have helped to look after in school and I would do what I could to help her myself. I just can not ask the clan to sacrifice for me.”
Meerin of the Hydra:“Well we do need the magitech armor… who knows if the Earth Demons will attack again.”
Young Geralt:“The offer of the resources does sound promising though, and it could benefit us if the Earth Demons come.”
Meerin of the Hydra:“If Calim and his house keep up their end of the bargain and give us the magitech we need, it could save many lives of our kin.”
Young Geralt:“I agree. Has it ever been tested against them?”
Meerin of the Hydra:“Not extensively, but they do possess weapons capable of blasting through stone, so it will be more useful than spears and axes.”
Young Geralt:a little history, did the earth demons ever attack before the magitech came to Yt?
DM:Nope they’ve never attacked on this level before.
At least not in recorded history.
Alyssa Toress:artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulger brawl
Young Geralt:i’m going to try something here
DM:In fact, the earth demons (at least the emissaries that have come) pretty mcuh seem to be angry you’ve joined with the empire.
Young Geralt:what would i think is the likelihood of a connection between magitech and earth demon agression?
DM:Pretty much the ancient druidic religion worshipped the earth demons as gods. It was just when the empire came that they were basically enemies.
Young Geralt:ok, so Modrin would have taught this?
DM:I mean you’re not certain if it’s magitech itself… but you know they basically hate the empire.
There are various theories on why they’er angry… some believe digging in the earth with the mining machines pisses em off.
Young Geralt:“Modrin has taught me the ways of the monsters and our history with them.”
DM:Others simply say it’s a long term fued between earth and air.
There’s even talk among some of the clans of turning on tthe empire to save thesmelves as well, of course such talk is treasonous….
Calim Gorn:Yeah, that sort of talk is what gets a clan wiped out and their mines taken
DM:The people of Tinigath have no trouble with the Earth demons at all really, but they still follow the old ways and worship them.
Young Geralt:“As I’m sure he has councelled you, there may be a connection between the agression and the magitech.”
- Meerin of the Hydra nods.
Meerin of the Hydra:“I know we may be more of a target than the toher clans, but honestly as long as we’re in the empire, we’re a target, magitech or not.”
Young Geralt:“So the question remains to you as our eldest and wisest. Will the magitech protect us or provoke the earth demons?”
Meerin of the Hydra:“The least we can do as I see it is take some of those wrteched things down with us if they come.”
“They attacked plenty of settlements without magitech, their emissaries have made it clear the only way we can be safe is to surrender to them and break from the empire.”
“And I’m not about to do that.”
Young Geralt:“You know what is best for the clan. I am but a lowly apprentice Witcher. I just protect my people when called upon.”
Meerin of the Hydra:“And don’t think I don’t have faith in your skills, but we’re going to need numbers as well as power.”
“The Earth Demons have an army, and we need one too.”
Young Geralt:“I agree with you. The empire is why I am even here in the first place. We also must not abandone our heritage either. There is a happy middle ground I’m sure.”
- Meerin of the Hydra nods.
Meerin of the Hydra:“I’m not going to forsake the druidic ways either. But as I see it, there’s a lot of druidic spirits out there. and not all of them are our friends.”
“maybe the Sun Clan is rigth about this one and the Earth Demons are bad.”
Young Geralt:“Very true. That is why you have us.”
Meerin of the Hydra:“We have seen many animals become savage.. whether by disease or just internal bloodlust… perhaps the Earth demonsa re simply that… spirits of the earth that are afflicted with a madness… like rabid wolves. ANd they need to be put down”
DM:Meerin btw you know has quite a hatred of the Earth Demons since they slaughtered a lot of his people from the Shadow Clan (one of the component clans of the Hydra Clan)
Young Geralt:“YEs, disease and madness can affect anything.”
Meerin of the Hydra:“If you think we can trust Calim, then we shall go wtih this deal. We’re going to need their weapons if we’re going to win the war that is to come.”
DM:Alright we can fast forward a bit unless youv’e gto more to say.
Alyssa Toress:i assume calims dad says yes
DM:Assuming you’re gonna stick by your recommendation of Calim.. heh.
Who knows he might backstab ya… original Calim from the first campaign ceratinly would… :P
That was old Calim
This is new Calim
Young Geralt:“Calim has been trustworthy in the past. He is not the only one pulling the strings now though. We men do crazy things for women.”
Meerin of the Hydra:“I just hope his new wife is okay with his interest in Suzu.”
Alyssa Toress:(it wasnt even my idea!)
(this is calims idead)
Meerin of the Hydra:“If there is one lesson to be learned, it is not to cross the Toress women..”
Young Geralt:((lol, well Geralt doesn’t know the betrothal details))
DM:yeah heh. lol.
Geralt doesn’t really know what to make of that probably.
Young Geralt:for sure
Calim Gorn:Yeah heh, like we never really showed much interest in each other
And then sudden we’re engaged
Yeah he’d probably actually think it was your parents getting invovled most likely.
Sinc ethat’s usually the case with a sudden marraige like that.
Young Geralt:“Only you can make the final judgement with your wisdom. If it were soley up to me, I would help my companions.”
Meerin of the Hydra:“I just need to know you’ll vouch for Calim’s honor. He is your bandmate and you’ve spent much time with him.. youv’e seen into his character.”
Young Geralt:“He is honorable from what I have witnessed so far.”
((You better not betray my vouching for you dude….)
Calim Gorn:(Hey man, you know me)
DM:Alright.. so fast forwarding a bit…
With Meerin’s agreement and Calim and Alyssa worknig the political angles with Tharian you’re able to work out the deal over the next couple weeks into something that will hopefully be benefiticla for both Suzu, the Ueno and the Hydra Clan.
And also aiding the Yoshinori’s feminist policies in Makoro.
Calim Gorn:Yeah I figured the queen would be happy about that
Hachikomaru:meanwhile Suzu is “Notice Me Senpai…..” in her Calim shrine
DM:Mostly the Queen doesn’t want to risk a backfire if she helps directly, cause the last thing the Daimyos want to hear is that the queen is sticking her hands into Makoro’s poltiical situation trying to promote her feministic ideals.
Calim Gorn:I already warned her that I’d probably end up married to either Arielle or Alyssa
DM:hehe… yeah Suzu has a total crush on Calim. :)
The wedding plans also spread like wildfire as well, spreading throughout the empire much to the surprise of everyone (Sythe most of all….)
The great strategist taken by surprise
DM:Yeah lol. well even he couldn’t have predicted that…
Young Geralt:((he never suspected a sneak attack through the rear door.. .back entry, uh, yeah whatever))
DM:Also I assume Alyssa still wants to spend some time with Gregorio’s family and trying to get some connections with the Farmer’s guild and such?
i want to make some connections
and maybe i will take gregorio to bed to make him happy
DM:hehe… yeah you can do that too.
If you want to get him to be more enthusiastic with helping you :P
Hachikomaru:he’s prolly depressed
Young Geralt:jeesh, nice happy open relationship….
Hachikomaru:since shes getting married
Calim Gorn:Yeah and I’ll try to visit with Laventa at some point to make sure she isn’t about to go insane, lol
DM:lol okay, since you’re just making basic connections, I’m just gonna give you a basic persuade check and a politics check. I’m gonna give you an extra +5 bonus since you decided to sleep with him. So he’sgonna be assisting you.
do i get +5 again for attractive 2
DM:Well not for this bit necesssarily since this is mostly business, unless you’re trying to sleep with a bunch of mob bosses lol.
Young Geralt:she just may
DM:You don’t have to make a orll to sleep with Gregorio, he’s totally down for it :P
Young Geralt:what are 5 more after 15?
lol, i like harrassing you
DM:Alyssa starts to lay some foundation for her association witht he Farmer’s guild… At this time I assume you’re just trying to make favorable impressions and not really starting with any offers yet.
Just lmeeting people and finding contacts and such
just meeting people
DM:Okay, yeah I eman you won’t really get any tangible benefit yet, but iut’ll be good for later background later on… since you’re workingon building yourself up for when you graduate.
Young Geralt:((maybe Geralt gets seduced by Alyssa in the future and that turns him to the way of bedding as many women as possible))
DM:So you meet a bunch of the “legitimate” heads of the Farmer’s guild and some of thier operations, which are really just mob bossess in the disguise of being a guild, using various fronts to cover up their criminal behavior.
DM:You also make a few contacts in the People’s Bank, one of the partner companies of the Farmer’s guild, basically a legitimate loan-sharking operation.
DM:Also back at Gorinheim… Calim does get a visit from his brother Falsion….
Calim Gorn:Oh goody
Falsion Gorn:“Calim, can I speak to you a moment privately?”
Hachikomaru:he takes a ready action to shove calims new wife off the balcony
Calim Gorn:“Very well… What is it, brother?”
lol nah that was Jaxim
DM:He leads you off into a side room to talk.
Falsion Gorn:“I have some rather… disturbing news that I think you shouldknow about.”
Alyssa Toress:oh no
Falsion Gorn:“I’ve recieved word that your wife to be might be having an affair with another one of your bandmates…”
Calim Gorn:“Is that so?”
Alyssa Toress:we also arent married yet are we
Falsion Gorn:“I recieved word she spent most of the summer wtih him in0 Ronen.”
- Calim Gorn doesn’t really seem too surprised
Falsion Gorn:“Gregorio Prodynorties. I believe you’re familiar.”
- Calim Gorn nods
Calim Gorn:“This concerns you, brother?”
Falsion Gorn:“She is a Toress so indiscretions like this are expected I suppose, however for the family’s honor you should try to keep what she does behind closed doors. The last thing House Gorn needs is a scandal with every bard in Ronen spreading word that your wife is cheating on you.”
- Calim Gorn smirks…
Calim Gorn:“You forget one thing, brother.”
DM:FYI for those not familair a “bard” in Ronen is more equivalent to an investigative journalist than a singer.
Calim Gorn:“Our marriage is to be matrilineal. That means we will both be Toress.”
DM:Though they do retain the flashy way of dressing most often, so they’ve got the bards hats and such usually, making them a bit more celebrity like.
Calim Gorn:“Besides, it isn’t like our house has had any real honor since the advent of Straim.”
Falsion Gorn:“Straim was a long time ago… this is a new era for our House. And we’ll look weak if the princess continually flaunts her affairs in our face.”
Calim Gorn:“I’ll advise her to be a little more discrete with her affairs.”
Falsion Gorn:“You need to make it clear she needs to respect you. You’re to be her husband, not her concubine.”
Calim Gorn:“Since when has a Toress respected any man?”
Falsion Gorn:“I don’t her to actually respect you… But I don’t want to let her do the equivalent of strip you naked and whip you in the town square.”
Calim Gorn:“This marriage is all about satisfying Father’s wishes for our houses to be tied closer together. My welfare is secondary.”
Falsion Gorn:“I agree wtih him that an alliance would be a good thing, but ifthey will not respect us, then the alliance is worthless.”
Calim Gorn:“I’ll let my future bride know of your concerns, brother.”
Falsion Gorn:“I just want you to take a look at some of these stories the bards are putting out.”
- Falsion Gorn hands you a small pamphlet with a few pages to it that he’s apparently gathered.
- Calim Gorn looks it over
DM:The top one apparently contains a story about the prnicess entitled “Princess Alyssa: relations with the farmer’s guild. Quite good with the hoe”
The story goes on about how she’s been fraternizing with Gregorios family and his associates…
And how they’ve seen her and Gregorio to be acting rather close…
Calim Gorn:“I don’t see anything in here about sex. How do you know she isn’t simply gathering contacts and connections for later use?”
“The Farmer’s Guild is rather influential in Ronen after all.”
DM:There’s no definitive proof it seems…. though one story does cite a variety of anonymous sources that have said things like “They were fucking like rabbits” and a lot of other colorful descriptions.
Calim Gorn:“The Bards will always make up a story where there is none.”
Young Geralt:lover’s denial
Falsion Gorn:“It doesn’t matter if it’s real or not.. all that’s important is people might think it’s real.”
“The empire cares little for truth… apperance is what matters.”
“And if seems she’s staining our honor, then our honor is stained.”
DM:With that Falsion heads off, leaving you to deal with the problem as you best see fit…
Alright… gonna skip to next year of training unless anyone else had anything they wanted to do (you can confront Alyssa back on Aylanae)
The wedding is scheduled to happen at the end of the year…. after classes end for the summer.
Hachikomaru:got nothing particularly interesting that needs to be done or requires spending time on, so proceed
Calim Gorn:Only thing I’d really have would be to catch Laventa alone and make sure she isn’t about to go all yandere =P
DM:well Laventa doesn’t really care if Alyssa is sleeping around
SHe’scool with that :P
So long as Alyssa isn’t sleeping with you
She doesn’t really care that much about the Gorn family honor.
If anything the stories about Alyssa sleepign around are reassuring for her, and reduce the Yandere meter…
Calim Gorn:lol okay
man everyone slanders me for no reason
i am just making contacts
its pure business
DM:Well they do agree you were making a lot of contact…
DM:Alright so year 5 begins and with it the arrival of Vengeance Band (and dragon band is no graduated so you’ll be the sempai)
DM:Not to say Dragon band can’t ever come back to visit, they’ve got free acess to Aylanae since they’re all imbued.
So you may see them from time to time….
Hachikomaru:theyre too busy chasing taesian around
Calim Gorn:I’m certainly hoping so
Do we get to meet Vengeance Band? Heh
DM:Yeah heh… first they have to undergo their initiation of course, so you don’t see them much in the first couple days.. unless you want to go inquiring bout them.
Calim Gorn:Heh, not really, Calim would just be idly curious about who’s in the new band
DM:He’s heard a few names…though I don’t want to get too indepth with Vengeance band (though a few members may apepar from time to time..) mainly cause I’m leaving their members vague in case we need replacement PCs..
In case of horible horrible death.
Yeah I got my backup ready
Hachikomaru:theres a mina and feyanna clone in vengeance band, thats about all i know
yeah i messed with my backup a little, but not much, i did finally find pathfinder/D&D vampire writeups on atomicthinktank M&M forums, but i havent really statted her out
DM:The training for you guys isn’t so intense early on as they’re focused mostly on breakin in the new recruits… It starts out with mostly book studying, on imperial history, ethical philosophy and even some readings of the book of Blessed Stars.
the last bit that is
Calim Gorn:lol yeah, Calim is bored as hell with the religious shit
DM:But for the most part you’re granted more or less free reign of the city inbetween your studying, your schedules must less strict as they were before.
Calim Gorn:I guess Calim will go have a quick private conversation with Alyssa to let her know about Falsion being a whiny bitch
And ask her to be more discreet or whatever
Though he doesn’t really care himself
DM:heh okay if you want you can RP that bit out… or if ou don’t have much conflict you don’t have to heh.
Assuming Calim doesn’t really want to make the matter too pressing :P
Calim Gorn:Yeah not really, lol
Hachikomaru:Hachi gets repremanded for leaving dog slobber in the healing fountain water
Calim Gorn:I might have fun with Gregorio though, pretend to be all pissed off at him and see if he shits himself or not
DM:On day 3 as well.. there’s an encounter of sorts…
Alyssa Toress:“okay i will try to not have sex with other men in public okay calim”
- Calim Gorn chuckles
DM:love how she phrased that :P
Calim Gorn:lol yeah
“Just giving you a heads up… Maybe you should practice your disguise magic a little more.”
Alyssa Toress:“i’ll buy a cottage out in the country next time”
- Calim Gorn shrugs “As you wish.”
Alyssa Toress:"i’ll be more careful in the future "
DM:The thing to remember about Alyssa is she’s super hot, so she attracts ALOT of attention whereever she goes.
Alyssa Toress:i also took a complication that my life is a tabloid
Alyssa Toress:its on my sheet
Calim Gorn:lol yeah
Hachikomaru:you’d have it either way
so might as well get a hero point for it
DM:yeah heh I should prolly actually give you a hero point for your slutting around getting discovered. Since that’d be the complication coming into play
Alyssa Toress gains a hero point.
wonder what happens on day 3
DM:Anyway, on day 3. Alyssa is waling around with one of her books for studying and a glass of wine, calmly trying to walk back to her usual study location (whcih migth be somewhere outside)… when suddenly tehre’s a blur of speed…. and something runs into her taking her buy surprise and spilliong the wine all over her…
Alyssa Toress:i dont ctake any damage do i
DM:She notice she’s been hit by a small girl with dark hair and glasses.
“are you okay?”
DM:Geralt sees this as well as he was passing nearby… though he’s not that close he could run over.
Girl:“I’m so sorry!”
Alyssa Toress:“are you in vengeance band?”
DM:She starst to try to clean up the stain on your clothing… though she just ends up making it worse as she tries…
Alyssa Toress:“its okay dont bother”
“i can just change”
“i’m alyssa from emerald band”
“whats your name?”
Girl:“I’m Juliana Osthemios… but you can call me Jewel.”
Alyssa Toress:“hi jewel”
“try to be careful running around so fast okay”
Girl:“I’m glad you’re not mad.. I was thinking everyone was going to be angry… after that one guy seemed real-”
Alyssa Toress:“Which guy?”
- Girl seems to pause fo ra moment as something dawns on her.
Girl:“Wait… Alyssa… as in princess Alyssa?”
Alyssa Toress:“yes i am she”
- Girl’s face gets all red and she looks around really worried.
Jewel:“I’m so so sorry… I did’t mean to.. I mean don’t toss me off the city okay! I didn’t know you were the princess!”
- Alyssa Toress laughs
Alyssa Toress:“why would i do something like that”
“its just some wine stain”
“dont worry about it jewel”
Jewel:“Well I just heard some stories from my bandmates.”
Alyssa Toress:“just try to be careful i’m pretty tough but not everyone is someone could get hurt if you run into them”
“i’m sure the stories arent true”
Young Geralt:sorry putting kids to bed….
reading about Alyssa getting the smack down
Jewel:“Yeah I was just. really late and I can’t find my way around this place… it’s really confusing with all the buildings and…”
Alyssa Toress:“where are you trying to get to?”
“i’ll show you the way”
Young Geralt:nah, won;t weorry abot it since no altercation
Jewel:“It’s the training fields…” (btw she’s way off, she’s on the other side of the city)
Alyssa Toress:“well you are just a bit far off”
Jewel:“And I was suppsoed to be tehre… about 5 minutes ago… The imperion is going to be so mad.”
Alyssa Toress:“so lets get going”
Calim Gorn:(Fly her there lol)
(Or teleport her)
Alyssa Toress:i cant teleport
Calim Gorn:(Show off for your kouhai)
Alyssa Toress:so i show her the way?
You show her the way to the training fields.
Alyssa Toress:this is just a setup to make me meet the band
T always picks on me :(
DM:heh… well I just watned to introduce her heh, you don’t meet the entire band… I jsut wanted to do some intro of some of thier members.
Jewel:“Thanks a lot Alyssa, You’re so nice!”
Alyssa Toress:“no problem”
Jewel:“I’m really sorry about the dress, I’ll make it up to you sometime… maybe we can… actually I don’t know how to make stuff up to a princess.”
Alyssa Toress:“its okay i have other dresses its fine”
DM:As you arrive to the training fields your conversation is cut short as Imperion terl yells at Jewel for gbeing so late.
Alyssa Toress:“sorry imperion its my fault i tripped and fell on her and made her be late”
DM:And her band kinda laughs at her at least some do.. probably that Feyana Zanyz… cause she’s a snooty rich chick.. probably :P
Nah Feyana is pretty quiet
She just observes mostly
DM:heh… the imperion does seem to back down a bit on yelling at her when you defend her, and you can see you’ve earned her admiration… and some of the rest of the band is looking at you, many have never seen a princess before.
But it seems you’ve made a friend. heh.
Alyssa Toress:now to corrupt her
DM:Are you gonna make an effort to corrupt her?
DM:On week 2 Sythe also pays a visit to Alyssa….
Alyssa Toress:oh god
DM:Also is Alyssa gonna continue screwing Gregorio at training, or you gonna break up wtih him?
Alyssa Toress:you make it sound so rude
Alyssa Toress:i mean we arent gonna go steady or anything
DM:So you’re gonna make him friends with benefits?
DM:lol okay. so I’ll assume you screw now and then :P
Just wanted to get an idea of what you were doing
Hachikomaru:yeah all your allies are gonna turn into enemies as scorned lovers
Calim Gorn:Falsion is gonna be pissed
- Sythe Zanyz IV nods to Alyssa.
Sythe Zanyz IV:“Congratulations on your engagement to Calim. Pressure from your mother I assume.”
Alyssa Toress:“yeah you know how it is with family politics”
“she wanted a tie to house gorn”
“they are a military power”
Sythe Zanyz IV:“I can understand her logic… but it will be a rather boring life for you. Calim from what I hear is not all that interested in girls.”
Alyssa Toress:“well i am not that interested in calim”
Calim Gorn:Hey fuck you Sythe
Alyssa Toress:“you are welcome to my side any time sythe”
- Sythe Zanyz IV smirks.
Alyssa Toress:“you still have the key to my room i take it?”
Sythe Zanyz IV:“I love it when you know what I’m thinking.”
(heh technically there’s not really a eky, the heart of Aylanae just opens it)
Alyssa Toress:well whatever
Sythe Zanyz IV:(And you basically tell the Heart who is allowed in)
Sythe Zanyz IV:“It’ll make it more exciting knowing Calim could be listening.”
- Sythe Zanyz IV smiles.
DM:hehe.. okay so skipping ahead some more..with more ongoing incidents to stain House Gorn’s honor… though forutnately there’s not as many potetnial people that can see what’s going on.
Suzu does continue to pursue Calim. And the year goes by mostly uneventfully beyond that…
There is one day when Imperion terl is apparnetly very angry after recieving news about something inovlving Dragon Band and a botched mission down in Ronen that involved someone’s manor getting burned down.
Calim Gorn:lol… So me being betrothed to Alyssa doesn’t dissuade her?
DM:Apparently they were angry at Terl for not havng the band respect the local laws.
Calim Gorn:lol, oh yeah that mission
DM:Well Suzu can’t realyl help it.. I eman she doesn’t actively try much but you can tell she’s still in love with you.
Hachikomaru:guess prince charming wasnt absent from this version of justy’s report
Alyssa Toress:is that something from the last game?
Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
Hachikomaru:sef blew up this guys mansion
Calim Gorn:Calim, Sefiros, and Justinia were trying to bust this guy doing something illegal, I forget what exactly
And yeah we ended up blowing up his whole mansion
Hachikomaru:soul magic, golem experiments etc
Calim Gorn:Oh yeah that’s right
DM:Nori continues to train hard…though is apparently still outclassed by everyone and has become increasingly bittera nd angry.
Also in Dragon Band news there was a brief bit about mercenaries from Ronen attacking Thunderheart in Yt, fortuantely the attack didn’t do mcuh damage as some dragon band members were there to thwart it.
Hachikomaru:riker is never gonna get his own ship
Alyssa Toress:he does though
Hachikomaru:im only counting the series…
Hachikomaru:not the horrible movies
DM:Suzu though seems to be improving quite a bit.. all the magitech influnce has got her to focus more on her training, as she’s starting to be quite a proficient magitech armor pilot.
DM:What you’ve done for her is defintiely paying off. heh. And at the end of the year… the wedding happens… btw who ddi you want to invite?
Calim Gorn:Yeah not gonna snub anybody
DM:Alyssa and Calim can invite others if they’d like… basically the noble families are automatically invited, but those filthy barbarians from Yt and such aren’t necessarily invited unless you make it a point to do so :P
Alyssa Toress:i am gonna invite all 3 bands
Calim Gorn:I figure Meerin is automatically invited since he’s the current seat on the council
Young Geralt:hey, who you calling filthy
Calim Gorn:I’d want to invite Daimyo Yoshinori too
DM:Actually lemme see who the current council seat is.
It rotates each year.
Yeah it would be hydra who has it now actually.
Calim Gorn:Heh nice
DM:heh okay so inviting dragon band, emerald band and vengeance band and Yoshinori.
Calim Gorn:I’d want to make sure that Meerin and whomever Geralt wants to invite is invited too
Not gonna leave my bandmate’s clan out
Alyssa Toress:hachis sisters
Calim Gorn:Yeah like let everybody have their +1 or +2 or however many, heh
The Queen can afford it
Alyssa Toress:man its very sexist making the bride pay for the wedding
DM:Yeah heh, she’s not worried about money.
Alyssa Toress:cant believe i am marrying such a poor family
DM:Also Sef you should probably update your profiel on the site so it’s linked to your sister heh.
It still hasd you listed as having no siblings.
Hachikomaru:yeah I’ll try to fix it sometime
he has 2
DM:heh, yeah if your not linked to your sisters it’s gonan be hard for me to find em :P
Since they’er unattached pages and I don’t know their names lol
Hachikomaru:i havent linked to em since i havent gotten around to filling out their shit much
theyre just place holders mostly atm
they aint imbued so
Calim Gorn:lol well most of T’s character pages are just a name and not much else
Hachikomaru:theyre Spring and Autumn, i forgot the japanese names
DM:The weddign occurs a beautiful ceremony with most of the bands gathered…
Hachikomaru:Haru and Aki i think
- Young Geralt wil wear my best attire
Hachikomaru:clean rags, instead of filthy rags?
DM:All the band members show up, as it’d be rude not to show, and Daimyo Yoshinori shows up as well.
Young Geralt:lol, hahaha
DM:It’s held at Alara at the Queen’s castle there, amidst the beautiful gardens, though Tharian Gorn has also arranged for warriors in formal polished platemail to be part of the creermony.
Alyssa Toress:is this gonna be a red wedding
Calim Gorn:lol hopefully not
DM:Mixing the beaty of the Toress with the Gorn military tradition.. along with enetertainment detailing the origins of House Gorn.
Young Geralt:((i did find this pic for Vin though…. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/404831453988775521/ )
Hachikomaru:more like a purple wedding prolly
yeah that’s some cool artwork.
aka poisoned, he turnt purple
Alyssa Toress:i never saw that one
DM:Well you can count on your good buddy Sef to spoil it :P
Hachikomaru:which picture, its just a gallery
Alyssa Toress:no its not
its the one with the girl with the axe and the horn and the bbear
Calim Gorn:Heh, yeah it just opened a gallery for me too
Young Geralt:hmm, odd
Hachikomaru:thats the first one in the gallery
or i assume thats the one you mean
Young Geralt:oh, did i post my whole gallery?
it was a gallery.
Alyssa Toress:no you didnt geralt
Young Geralt:Med Fasnt Female?
Alyssa Toress:it worked fine
Hachikomaru:yeah i dont have a pinterest account
i need to make one
DM:Just gonna do a few random IC conversations with people you meet…
yeah I don’t either heh.
Hachikomaru:theres alot of art on there everytime i find something i wanna use, i cant view the shit
I should get around tomaking one at some point
Young Geralt:i collect all sorts of RP pics on there.. star wars, fantasy, etc
Alyssa Toress:its good for finding rpg art
thats your gallery, the one you linked to wasnt tho
Alyssa Toress:did we already have the ceremony
Hachikomaru:but one of your pieces was 1st one in it
Alyssa Toress:is this the reception now?
DM:Are any of you hanging out together, or just mingingly in individaul conversations?
Hachikomaru:i saw your name on the bottom so i clicked on that
Alyssa Toress:i am gonna hang out with everyone and be nice
dance with my dad
dance with calim
DM:It’ still preceremony… It’s a royal wedding so lots of entertainment pre-ceremony and such
Feats and scuh.
i have to be in hiding!
Calim Gorn:Are they following the tradition that I’m not supposed to see the bride in her dress / before the ceremony?
Alyssa Toress:no one can see me first
Young Geralt:this my Star Wars one… https://www.pinterest.com/garrion_sw/star-wars-art/
Yeah, she isn’t out there yet, well her family is allowed to see her and such.
Just gonna put people on different groups on the map to reflect who you’re talking to…
Hachikomaru:I’ll find Hana, i prolly dont see her much since she graduated
Calim Gorn:Naturally I’ll be talking to Laventa at some point, lol
Alyssa Toress:i’ll be talking with ariell of course
DM:Hana is trying to get a peek atthe bride….
Alyssa Toress:hana not today
Young Geralt:I’ll get to know some of the new band in genral, nothing specific
Calim Gorn:Yeah I’d be interested in meeting them too
DM:Geralt gets approached by Alyssa’s new friend Jewel.
Calim Gorn:Want me to make a mini for Feyana? Heh
Hachikomaru:yeah guess that aint a bad idea, meet the new recruits, I’ll just tag along with G
Young Geralt:“Hello Jewel.”
DM:one sec lemme just fishi setting up all the conversations heh.
Young Geralt:np, take your time
DM:Just like to set up tokens so you can visualize who is taliing to who (helps me too)
You gonna stick with Geralt Sef?
Hachikomaru:yeah i aint see G much lately, he’s been in Yt
DM:heh okjay.. so you can move there.. .
Hachikomaru:so i’ll hang out with him for a bit
Calim Gorn:I can drop a mini for Feyana if you want it
I mean I probably won’t have her do much yet since she’s not a played character yet
Calim Gorn:Heh okay
DM:Alright.. so… Calim is approached by Daimyo Makenki… Alyssa is talking to Arielle and Jewel is currently talking to Geralt as Sef walks over…
Jewel:“So you’re the guy that can turn into the big white bear right?”
Alyssa Toress:“how did i end up married before you?”
Jewel:(pretty mcuh says that before actually introducing herself)
- Hachikomaru raises a skeptical brow.
Jewel:(that was to Geralt heh)
Jewel:(Hachi is just within hearing range which for him is a lto)
Young Geralt:“No, that is my friend Hachi here.”
Princess Arielle Toress:“I have no idea…. hwo did that happen, mother didn’t say anything about it, so I assumed it had to be your idea.”
Alyssa Toress:“it was actually”
Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Congratulations Calim.”
Alyssa Toress:“it makes mother happy and i am happy”
Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“She’s quite a woman.”
Calim Gorn:“Greetings, Daimyo Makenki. Thank you.”
Alyssa Toress:“you know how i am arielle”
“i happen to like men a lot right”
“and calim said he would be okay with that soooooooo”
Princess Arielle Toress:“Yeah.. about that… I mean, Dragon band was saying that Calim wasn’t really into girls.. that was the rumor.”
Alyssa Toress:“it makes mother happy and i get to enjoy myself”
Jewel:“Wait… so oh…”
- Jewel looks over towards Hachi.
Calim Gorn:“Any advice for a man on the verge of his nuptials?”
Jewel:“Soyu can transform into the dog then…. and he’s the bear?”
Alyssa Toress:“even if he doesnt like girls i am sure he can lie with me enough for a few children”
Jewel:“That’s so cool, Iv’e always wanted to learn how to do animal transformations.. I mean assuming I had any magical knowledge.. but I don’t….”
Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“Everyone was surprised you two got together. It was a bit sudden.”
- Daimyo Ryuu Makenki smirks.
Young Geralt:“No, I don;t cahange into anything. He’s just a big furry something.. yes a dog.”
Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“SO waht’s the story?”
- Calim Gorn smirks… “Why do you assume there’s a story?”
- Princess Arielle Toress nods.
Alyssa Toress:“have you lost it yet?”
Calim Gorn:“It’s standard fare for the families of Rahseld to marry into each other for political benefit. I’m sure you’ve seen it before.”
- Princess Arielle Toress smirks.
Princess Arielle Toress:“A lady never tells.”
- Alyssa Toress laughs
Young Geralt:“I assumed you meant him, bear, dog, many get it all confused.”
Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“True.. but I have a feeling there’s more to this one.”
Alyssa Toress:“you are lucky everyone is too busy talking about me instead”
Hachikomaru:“Where are you from?” he says curiously.
Alyssa Toress:“i went to ronen over the summer and the bards were talking about me non stop”
- Calim Gorn shrugs, “Sorry to disappoint then, Daimyo.”
Alyssa Toress:“it was just business really”
Princess Arielle Toress:“Such is the life of a princess.. I keep telling you to learn some of that illusion magic.”
- Hachikomaru gives her a sniff.
Princess Arielle Toress:“A few fey enchantments and they won’t even know it’s you.”
Alyssa Toress:“yeah but why hide my beautiful looks”
Princess Arielle Toress:“Also good to catcha cheating husband too.”
- Princess Arielle Toress smiles.
Alyssa Toress:“i plan to cheat so he can all he wants”
“a toress tradition”
Alyssa Toress:“i am sure mother has her own lovers other than father”
Jewel:“So he transforms into a bear and a dog…”
“I was told the white haired one transformed into something…”
- Princess Arielle Toress puts her finger to her mouth to do a shhh gesture
Princess Arielle Toress:“We don’t talk abut that…”
“And it’s not proper to let your husband get away with that, you are a Toress after all.”
Alyssa Toress:“maybe you can find a nice guy today”
- Daimyo Ryuu Makenki smiles at Calim.
Young Geralt:((hachi has white hair right?)_)
Daimyo Ryuu Makenki:“It’s always more fun when they dn’t speak.”
“Because now I know there’s a secret.”
Alyssa Toress:“i think there is just one girl he is interested in”
“but i dont know who”
- Calim Gorn chuckles… “Believe what you wish, Daimyo.”
Princess Arielle Toress:“Are you sure it’s a girl?”
Alyssa Toress:“i guess not i dont think he ever said”
Princess Arielle Toress:“Sythe said he gave him a weird look once…”
Hachikomaru:yeah he has silvery white hair, thats prolly why shes confused
Alyssa Toress:“that might be because i am still sleeping with sythe?”
Hachikomaru:since we both got similar hair
Alyssa Toress:“maybe he is jealous”
Princess Arielle Toress:"Well Sythe said it was more like… "
- Princess Arielle Toress starts to giggle.
Princess Arielle Toress:“You know what, it’s probably just silly to think that way.
Alyssa Toress:”well we will find out tonight"
Young Geralt:“Well Hachi has white hair too, you heard about him.”
Jewel:“oh I thought he was Sefiros… you must be Sefiros then.”
“I have a bunch of friends in your fan club.”
Jewel:“Tehy’re going to be so jealous when I tell them I met you!”
- Young Geralt laughs
- Hachikomaru says looking to Geralt as she never shuts up.
Young Geralt:“No, I’m Geralt. Sef if from Dragon band.”
DM:The daimyo moves off… though Calim is greeted by another person.
Calim Gorn:Oh lord
Sylara Toress II:“You must be Calim. I’m Sylara, nice to meet you.”
Hachikomaru:“So where are you from fast talker.”
- Calim Gorn smiles, “Nice to meet you, Sylara.”
Hachikomaru:“Ronen, it smells like.”
Jewel:“You’re Geralt? The great monster hunter? Wow!”
“I heard you took down an Oni… and yeah I’m from Ronen.”
- Young Geralt laughs again….
Jewel:“What was it like? I always wanted to try to take down an Oni! Well I wanted to take down anything big and monstrous.”
“I’m gonna be a great monster hunter one of these days.”
Young Geralt:“I was beginning to wonder if you even heard of me.”
- Sylara Toress II gives Calim a hug.
Sylara Toress II:“I’m so glad you married Alyssa. That’s great for you too!”
- Calim Gorn blinks and seems a bit surprised…
Calim Gorn:“Err… Thank you…?”
“You… know Alyssa, I assume…?”
Princess Arielle Toress:“Yeah, I’d give you older sister advice on what to do.. but I don’t think you need that.”
Hachikomaru:“My sensitive ears need a break from this onslaught.”
“Enjoy your new friend Geralt.”
Sylara Toress II:“Yeah Alyssa is the best. You’re getting a really good wife.”
- Hachikomaru scurries away.
Young Geralt:“I didn’t do it alone. Remember that no matter what you hear in the stories. To take down the big ones you have to work with your bandmates, not against them.”
Alyssa Toress:“i mean i am okay with men i think”
Jewel:“Where’s he going? I don’t smell bad do I?”
“He said I smelled like Ronen, that’s not an insult is it?”
- Jewel sniffs herself.
Calim Gorn:(Have I heard of Sylara before? Like would I know she’s a Toress?)
DM:Yeah you’d know that.
Calim Gorn:Ah okay, heh
DM:I mean she has a pretty distinctive Toress look about her anyway. dspite not being imbued.
She’s hot herself heh.
Young Geralt:“He can be sensitive sometimes. Just go ask to scratch him behind the ears, he likes that.”, Geralt smiles.
Jewel:“Are you saying I smell bad?”
Young Geralt:“No, no.”
DM:Arielle leaves the room and the Queen comes in to see Alyssa.
- Young Geralt gets in close to sniff around her neck….
Alyssa Toress:“hello mother”
Queen Chiesa Toress:“Well it’s the big day, are you excited?”
Calim Gorn:“Well, I’m glad you’re excited for us. Thank you for your kind words.”
Alyssa Toress:“of course”
Young Geralt:“You smell like a lady should.”
Alyssa Toress:“i become an honest woman today”
- Jewel breathes a sigh of relief.
Young Geralt:“Maybe your perfume hurt his sensitive nose.”
“So that was quite a show the other day. That was how I knew your name… when you ran into the Princess.”
- Hachikomaru goes to pay Suzu a visit, curious of his situation.
Alyssa Toress:“no more sin for me”
DM:Suzu is sitting pretty quietly at a table.
Suzu Ueno:"Oh hey Hachi. "
- Hachikomaru bows politely.
Young Geralt:“Is speed your specialty?”
Hachikomaru:“May I sit?”
Queen Chiesa Toress:“Well you can’t go to your wedding thing it the end of your excitement…”
Hachikomaru:good luck when its nerfed :-p
Queen Chiesa Toress:“Though you just need to add a certain level fo maturity to things.”
Hachikomaru:Speed cap, that is
Alyssa Toress:what did she say in the first line?
Hachikomaru:Instead of the Flash, we’ll call her the Flush
Alyssa Toress:it doesnt make sense
Jewel:“Yeah, I’m really fast! I’m strong too.”
Queen Chiesa Toress:“Well you can’t go to your wedding thinking it is the end of your excitement…”
Calim Gorn:(Justy 2.0?)
Hachikomaru:justy wasnt fast tho
we always left her in the dust
Alyssa Toress:“you know it wont be”
Hachikomaru:that was the problem
Calim Gorn:Yeah true
Alyssa Toress:“i just need to be a bit more discreet i suppose”
“calims brother was upset about me being seen with a band mate in ronen”
Young Geralt:“Really, how strong?”, Geralt says seriously but with a grin.
Hachikomaru:or well i guess she prolly was fas compared to a human
we just were speed whores in comparison
Alyssa Toress:“i only slept with him to further my political goals”
Jewel:“Well stronger than I look, it’s the imbued gifts. The speed too. Though I guess I probably don’t look that fast. Hey you want to show me your weapon? I bet it’s really awesome.”
- Queen Chiesa Toress nods.
Alyssa Toress:“i will keep these things in private”
“but i am hounded by rumor no matter what i do”
Queen Chiesa Toress:“Sometimes I’m sad you’re not inheriting the throne, you’d make an excellent queen too.”
Alyssa Toress:“i am not overly upset by it”
Sylara Toress II:(looks over towards Hachi)
Young Geralt:((i wouldn’t have myswords at the wedding))
Sylara Toress II:“Hey, is that the guy that can turn into a giant dog?”
Alyssa Toress:“it is what it is”
- Calim Gorn glances over… “Ah yes, that’s him. Hachikomaru.”
Alyssa Toress:“and arielle will be a fine queen”
Sylara Toress II:“Does he use kung fu? As the dog…”
Alyssa Toress:“and by not being queen i will be more free to manuevr for our benefit”
Calim Gorn:“No, he just bites. And drools acid.”
Alyssa Toress:“i can be her hand that is free to do what she cant openly”
Suzu Ueno:“Yeah of course sit down.”
- Queen Chiesa Toress nods.
Alyssa Toress:“but you are still young yet”
Hachikomaru:“Well, it seems you haven’t gotten your heart’s desire.”
Queen Chiesa Toress:“I know you’ll be great for our family and Arielle will always stiick by you, it’s important you two always be close.”
Hachikomaru:“At least some of it.” he says glancing to Calim
- Suzu Ueno looks over to Calim with some longing.
Hachikomaru:“I hear you’re quite a skilled pilot now.”
Suzu Ueno:“Yeah.. I guess I was kinda stupid thinking that right.. I mean I’m not anywhere near as pretty as the princess…”
Young Geralt:“They are not really anything super special, it is all in how you use them. Though as I grow in skill, I will embue my blades with enhancements.”
Sylara Toress II:“He drools acid?!”
- Calim Gorn nods
Hachikomaru:“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder my uncle says.”
Alyssa Toress:“do you think arielle will get married soon?”
Calim Gorn:(Heh, well I told Suzu that I couldn’t be with her because our families were probably going to hook us up, it isn’t like I turned her down because I preferred to be with Alyssa necessarily)
Jewel:“I have a really great weapon… it’s a projected flail that also transforms into a high powered rifle and it folds up for easy transport!”
- Hachikomaru taps his nails on the table, displaying his boredom.
- Calim Gorn hopes Sylara gets bored of him soon…
Queen Chiesa Toress:"I hope so… I’ve been trying to convince her but sometimes i feel she’s hopeless… "
“She’s more interested in trying to involve herself in polciy than in producing eventual heirs.”
Young Geralt:“That does sound interesting. My familiarity is not with the tech of your country.”
Hachikomaru:“Has Nori given you any trouble since our encounter last time?”
- Suzu Ueno shakes her head.
Alyssa Toress:“well if she doesnt produce an heir then i do become queen”
Suzu Ueno:“Not like before… but he’s usually in a bad mood.”
Hachikomaru:“Are you enjoying your service to Lord Yoshinori thus far?”
- Queen Chiesa Toress nods.
Young Geralt:“You should show it to Suzu. She has a great interest in that sort of stuff.”
Alyssa Toress:“but it would be a long time in the future”
“she would probably change her mind by then and let a man put a baby in her”
Young Geralt:“She is the one over there by Hachi.”
Suzu Ueno:“Yeah it’s great, I can’t believe Calim did all that for me.. it’s just like the stories about handsome knights coming off to rescue the girl…”
Hachikomaru:“And your family, how have they taken it?”
Jewel:“Really? She’s a monster hunter?”
Alyssa Toress:“she wouldnt tell me if shes even laid with a man yet”
Hachikomaru:“Well you’re lucky in that regard.”
Queen Chiesa Toress:“Well she wouldn’t go bragging about such things, though I did hear she was interested in that Taesian from the Wolfheart for some time…”
Hachikomaru:“The only other option was to find you a pliable husband.”
Alyssa Toress:“its not bragging we are sisters”
“sisters can we safe to gossip to each other”
Young Geralt:“No, she’s just a friend.”
Hachikomaru:“It’s good to have friends in high places.” he says raising his brows with a smirk
Jewel:“I didn’t think they knew how to use magitech in Makoro.”
Sylara Toress II:“I’m going to go see the big dog.”
- Sylara Toress II walks over to Hachi.
Hachikomaru:“If you woul…….”
- Queen Chiesa Toress nods.
- Hachikomaru is interupted as he’s about to leave.
Calim Gorn:“He likes it when you scratch behind his ear.”
- Calim Gorn calls after Sylara
Queen Chiesa Toress:“Well you never know who is listening.. always expect someone to be trying to lsiten in.”
“It’s an unfortunate problem with beinga Toress.”
Hachikomaru:“Another Toress? How many of you are there?”
Alyssa Toress:“yes that is true”
“everyone always wants to know my private life”
- Sylara Toress II reaches out to scratch Hachi behind the ear.
- Calim Gorn breathes a sigh of relief as Sylara finally leaves him alone…
Sylara Toress II:“Calim said you’d like this.”
- Hachikomaru gives Calim a “eat shit” look, and turns a bit red, perhas in embarassment.
Alyssa Toress:“how do you keep things… discreet?”
- Calim Gorn snickers, grinning at Hachi
Hachikomaru:“Remind me to disembowel him later.” he jokes
- Hachikomaru says that glancing over to Suzu.
Hachikomaru:“I must admit, that was more than the usual bow, or handshake I am accustomed to.”
Queen Chiesa Toress:“Well… I have picked up some fey magic tricks, even Arielle knows some of it too, though we don’t talk about it too mcuh. Never want peopel to know what we can do. She evenknows how to inflience emotions with her magic.”
Hachikomaru:“Do you make it a habit to scratch the ears of strangers? Or is this your first time?”
Queen Chiesa Toress:“But you never want to let that out… because it amkes everyone suspcious if they can’t trust their own feelings.”
Alyssa Toress:“so i should maybe..hide a bit?”
Sylara Toress II:“Well I do it with strange dogs.”
Young Geralt:“They don’t, but we found her talent and have been cultivating it.”
Sylara Toress II:“Does that count?”
Hachikomaru:“You should be careful. You’re likely to get bit that way.”
- Jewel nods.
Alyssa Toress:“disguises and trips to secret houses in the city and change carriages so i am not followed?”
Hachikomaru:“I would introduce myself, but it seems you already know who I am. I’m afraid I am at a disadvantage my lady.” he says forcing himself to be polite
Jewel:“Well I’ll guess I’ll mingle a ltitle bit…. but maybe you can show me your swords sometime well next year probably since our training is over.”
Sylara Toress II:“I’ve never been bitten so far.”
Hachikomaru:“A toress of some kind, at least you smell like the rest of them.”
Alyssa Toress:T are we getting 3 points at the end of this session btw?
i am gonna stat up some spells if we are
DM:yeah you’ll be getting some points.
I still owe you guys some heh.
Have to see how many but I’ll give some prolly. lemme see my log
yah prolly give you 3 points.
Sylara Toress II:“Yeah… I’m Sylara Toress. Alyssa’s cousin.”
“This is Suzu Ueno, my bandmate.”
- Sylara Toress II starts to reach out and touch Hachi’s tail fur..
Young Geralt:“Sure, have a good break.”
Sylara Toress II:“It’s so soft….”
“NIce to meet you Suzu.”
- Suzu Ueno bows and introduces herself as well.
Hachikomaru:“Yes, well at least you haven’t tried to hack a piece off so far.”
“The girls in Yt are a bit forward.”
DM:Alright gonna fast forward a bit… unelss you had anything pressing to say, just wanted a few isolated RP scenes and introduce a few new characters.
Hachikomaru:“I’m rather attached to it, I’m afraid.”
Calim Gorn:I’ll be sure to catch up with Laventa at some point, but I’m assuming she doesn’t really have a lot to say at the moment, heh
Also you do run into Baelis who apparently showed up to hit the open bar.
Hachikomaru:prolly has an AoE to drink all booze in a single turn
Young Geralt:where has Vin been during all this btw?
Calim Gorn:Good thing I’m not paying for the booze
DM:ANd Hana gets escorted back to the ceremony after apparently getting caught trying to sneak in.
Oh Vin has been around talking with variuos people mostly hanging with Geralt when eh’s not occupied, just wanted to have you guys meet some new people with your RP scenes. heh.
DM:So fast forwarding to the ceremony itself.. as the princess emerges, made more beautiful than ever with a really expensive wedding dress and her hair done up perfectly and such.
- Alyssa Toress smiles a lot
Jewel:“She’s so pretty!”
- Jewel darts around as a blur of speed almost moving about to get a better look from variuos angles and commenting on her.
Hana Makenki:“So… pretty…”
- Hana Makenki looks wide eyed at the princess, totally enraptured.
- Young Geralt leans over to Vin…
Hachikomaru:“I hear she’s slept with every BUT you at this point.” he teases Hana with a whisper in her ear
DM:Hana seems totalyl zoned out looking at Alyssa.
Young Geralt:“As nice as she looks on this day, she will never compare to you.”
Viniira the Horned:“Yeah I could take her in a fight easy.”
Alyssa Toress:didnt she lose in the tournament
Viniira the Horned:“She’s lucky she never had to fight us.”
DM:Alyssa’s father walks with Alyssa while the Queen performs the ceremony herself.
It’s a bit unusual having the queen perform the ceremony as opposed ot one of the templar, which is a much more common occurance.. though… it is the queen’s priviledge…
- Daimyo Ryuu Makenki snaps his fingers to no avail around hana to try to snap her out of her trance as she watches Alyssa walk down the aisle.
DM:I’m gonna skip over the actual ceremony for the most part… since you can imagine thet ypical vows… wuith the added undertone of the queen threatening Calim to treat her daughter well or he’s going to have his balls fried off.
DM:Of course said in a much more subtle polite way… but that’s the general message.
Calim Gorn:Yeah I’ll swear the vows and so on
DM:Anise and Helenia cry seeing the beautiful ceremony…
Hachikomaru:have to get a dolly to cart Hana off
DM:Hamidar and Sefiros seem to be the only two who aren’t really impressed at all, looking with their usual apathy and practiced stoicism.
Sythe seems unexpected happy so much so that it maeks Calim a bit nervous.
And he can’t help but wonder if some stone is rigged with some kind of trap to take him out.
- Calim Gorn glances around a little, wondering what canary Sythe ate
DM:Fortuanteyl everything goes without incident…
Young Geralt:cause he knows he can boink Alyssa without having to listen to her daily shit
DM:The reception afterwards has plenty of dancing and such… there isn’t too much going on beyodnw aht you’d expect so unless you want to RP stuff out we can just skip ahead…
Though Sylara does follow around hachi, petting him and appaerntly somewhat obsessed with his fluffy tail.
Calim Gorn:I’m okay with skipping
Alyssa Toress:nah we can skip
DM:There are a few of the servants who try to flirt with Geralt though are quickly discouraged by a hostile glance by Viniira.
Young Geralt:servants.. that is ALL i rate
DM:Well you are from Yt among a castle in Rahseld, the noblewomen can’t publicly be seen with you….
Of course in private, who knows….
But it wouldn’t be proper to be flirting with a savage like yourself amidst a formal wedding.
Young Geralt:they want to see how savage i really am… deep inside
DM:hehe yeah some of them do.
Soi perhaps afterwards you could try to seek some comfort assuming you coudl get away from Vin. heh.
Young Geralt:nah, i’m not a cheater
Vin keeps me happy
DM:As for the wedding night.. Alyssa sneaks off whiel Calim is basically gonna beleft in the room alone? heh.
Young Geralt:not gonna risk pissing her off ;)
she does have a flaming axe.
Alyssa Toress:“so calim are you going to take your marriage dues?”
Calim Gorn:“Hm? What do you mean?”
“if not i am going leave”
“i have someone waiting in the city”
DM:Hana also eventualyl ends up passed out… and Helenia has to examine her, concluding jokingly that she’s been hit by a form of MindDeath and having to use a spell to shock her back into cognition.
Alyssa Toress:“i hope you made your plans with whoever it is you are really in love with”
“or are you going to be in the room alone tonight?”
Calim Gorn:“I suppose I can make plans if you’d rather go out.”
Alyssa Toress:“i mean i thought you didnt actually want me”
Calim Gorn:“I thought the same of you…”
Alyssa Toress:“well i dont care either way”
“like i said i made alternate plans”
Calim Gorn:“Mind you it isn’t that I don’t find you attractive. You were stunning during the ceremony.”
Young Geralt:wow, what a bitch, not even gonna give you some on the wedding night
Alyssa Toress:“who is it anyway”
“people say you like men”
alyssa would sleep with him but he wont geralt
DM:Calim is clearly part of the Sefiros fan club.
Alyssa Toress:hes too obsessed with laventa
“if you want to bed me then by all means”
Calim Gorn:“Certainly I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t want to really… But I’m afraid my lover is a bit jealous.”
Alyssa Toress:“oh well”
“i’m gonna ask again you know”
“someday you will tell me who she or he is”
Calim Gorn:“Are you sure you really want to know?”
Young Geralt:ok, i just thought she snuck off, leaving him behind
Alyssa Toress:tabs sister would try to kill me if he slept with alyssa
DM:Laventa mgiht be slightly unhinged….
Alyssa Toress:lol yeah
Calim Gorn:“I’m afraid she’s a bit shy about coming forward. Sorry.”
Alyssa Toress:she is a psycho
- Alyssa Toress casts a spell to disguise her self
Alyssa Toress:“have fun”
- Alyssa Toress teleports away
Calim Gorn:Thought you couldn’t teleport lol
DM:heh, well she’s probably power stunting it. heh.
Alyssa Toress:i took the 3 points we are getting at the end of this session that we should have gotten last session :P
DM:I mean any aela casting can teleport.
Alyssa makes off to her secret rendevous and Calim stays in the room with his trusty hand?
Alyssa Toress:lol sneak laventa in there
Calim Gorn:Unless Laventa feels like having a little fling while Alyssa is gone
DM:heh well that’s kinda risky trying to teleport in there… I mean teher are wards and such to prevent unathorized access around the castle.
Aka, the Hana protocol.
And it’ll be weird if Calim leaves the room and is wandering around
UNless he doesn’t care if people think he’s gay lol.
Calim Gorn:lol, he doesn’t really
Hachikomaru:if they think you’re gay less chance to think you’re banging your sister right?
DM:Well I eman that’s kinda the first thing they’ll suspect as opposed to incest.
They’ll just figure he’s not into girls.
The incest thing is more obscure. heh.
There’s a lot more people envisoning some kind of gay bestiality going on with him and Hachi.
Hachikomaru:yeah they’ll accuse him of banging falsion instead
DM:Yeah, I mean Alyssa is super hot, so it’s kinda like.. if you don’t like her, they’re kinda figuring he doesn’t like girls period. lol.
So in that sense it’s a good cover wedding.
DM:Hell even if he was gay…. they’d figure Alyssa could turn him
So it’s basically between gay, impotence and eunuch now…
Those are the prevaling rumors.
Some people are theorizing some kinda fighting accident. perhaps involving Hachis acid perhaps.
Migth have got splashed and no longer works and the waters of Aylanae couldn’t heal it.
Others are blaming Hamidar too :P
The place is wild with rumors about Calim, especially after he sneaks out and is noticed by various servants and such
Alright so going to fast forward to next yera anyway, not sure if you had any special plans for summer vacation.
Calim Gorn:Banging my sister, lol
DM:Like I said things gonna speed up since th3re’s not as many events anymore and I dind’t wnat to get too indepth with Vengeance band. heh.
lol…. yeah… figured :P
The next year begins as normal… year 6 with surprisingly low amounts of drama… though the big thing of note in this year seems to be Nori… who has improved significantly…
His levels of Mana (or Ki to the Makoro natives) has elevated at an unnatural rate.. giving him exceptional healing, and increased strength and speed…
You’re all shocked in training as what seemed to be the weakest of the group has gained a tremendous amount of strength over the summer…. at a more or less impossible rate…
Calim Gorn:Clearly he’s been doping with Nuumia
Or the sphere o’ doom
DM:Unelss any of you are gonna address that in some way we can fast foprward through that year…
Calim Gorn:Heh, kinda curious what his explanation is for it at least
DM:His expalnation if asked seems to be some “intense training regimen and proper diet and exercise” rationale which almost all of you are pretty sure is bullshit unless you have an sinight bonus of +0 or something.
“What do the rest of you think of the change that Nori has undergone? It seems rather… pronounced.”
DM:Who you asking here?
Calim Gorn:Hachi, Geralt, Alyssa
Alyssa Toress:hes on the juice
DM:Just wanted to know if there’s any NPCs there.
Young Geralt:“Seems kind of odd. Though if it not hurting anything…”
Alyssa Toress:“i dont know husband i am not sure what it could be”
Calim Gorn:Might ask Masaru too, he did some training or whatever that enhanced his ki and such
DM:Yeah Masaru’s improvement was kinda gradaul, I eman he was always a pretty good fighter, he just got some new tricks. heh.
With Nori it was basically like night and day.
Beforfe he was the weakest of the group and now he’s possibly the strongest.
Hachikomaru:hamidar had him juiced
ie T didnt have his sheet statted up before, and now he does! :-p
Hachikomaru:“Some of us are late bloomers apparently.”
Calim Gorn:Yeah I mean I’m curious about it but if there’s no evidence of anything threatening or illegal then not really much we can do I guess, unless we stalk him or something
Hachikomaru:he’s been replaced by aliens perhaps
DM:heh okay you can just continue on with your regular routine until something else happens.
Hachikomaru:yeah we dont wanna ask, and him go on a roid rage and hulk out on us
Hachikomaru:STONE COLD! STONE COLD!
DM:There’s also rumors going around that Taesian Stormblood of Dragonband killed a mayor in Ronen, aloing with his young son as some kind of vengeance for the attack of mercenaries on Thunderheart earlier this year…
Good old lone wolf Taesian
DM:And he’s finally sentenced by the council to a steep fine and some sanctions.
There was also aapparently an Earth Demons care of orts at the wolfheart settlement a ew months later.
Though it turned out to be nothing.
Sythe Zanyz also joined the guild of swords, becoming one of their military commanders, rapidly rising thorug hthe ranks.
Beyond that the year passed without incident going into year 7 of your training…
Assuming you don’t do much during the summer beyond more of the same.
If you had some desire to do some more solo stuff we can do that, otherwise i"Ll just FF through the major events.
Calim Gorn:I think we’re kinda fishing for plot hooks at this point, heh
Nori might be worth investigating more, I’m just not sure how to go about that without being blatant about it
Young Geralt:just major stuff is fine with me
DM:As the next year begins, there’s rumors in a few months of lots of other stuff going on in the empire… specifically stories of an expedition o the icy continent of Ssthiyen and rumors of some kind ofboject unearthed… the expedition also led to the disappearances of Hamidar’s father Duwar Garaz.
Hachikomaru:oh yeah is that the guy Sef fought?
Calim Gorn:Yeah heh
DM:Also rumors were going around that Erasmus Zanyz along with the Sun Clan had dsicovered traitors among the Moonspeaker clan in Yt and wiped them out with the Zanyz laying claim to the mine.
Hachikomaru:there was a woman too wasnt there?
i remember dueling a few imbued i think
DM:Yeah Sefiros killed another Garaz, Selehana Garaz.
Calim Gorn:lol yeah
I remember her now
DM:Well they don’t know what happened to Duwar.
DM:He’s just missing.
Hachikomaru:ah ok so the chick came to see what happened to duwar?
DM:Selehana Sef ended up killing thiough he manages to escape the trial without any punishment as they find it justifiable homicide.
Hachikomaru:i forget what exactly happened
- Calim Gorn expresses his condolences to Hamidar and hopes that they find him soon
Calim Gorn:find his father soon, rather
- Hachikomaru does so as well, having some empathy having lost his father.
DM:Tehre’s just a ton of rumors surrounding it and nobody is exactly giving you the full story, they may not even have it.
Hamidar seems increasingly depressed, but also determined to find his father’s killer… he currently suspects Sefiros, though he’s thinking of leaving training to go track him downl.
It’s hard to separate the fact from the fiction… though there is apparently some kind of feud between Ellenya Toress (Alyssa’s Cousin) and the new president of the Guild of Swords, a man named Honorius Lastar.
Apparently they stole her magitech armor prototype and there was a sizeable fine sent against lastar for this unlawful seizure.
Calim Gorn:Yeah those bastards
They “lost” it too
DM:The end of year 7 before vacation brigns with it the biggest surprise of all though…
And this part we can RP out since it’s pretty major…
Alyssa Toress:is it war
its war isnt it
DM:There is word of the Earth demons returning and a great battle at both Vigilance and Thunderheart…
Calim Gorn:Heh yeah
This was where the Earth Demons emerged again
Alyssa Toress:oh man we are gonna get called to war huh
DM:Oh yeah, another event I actually forgot to metnion.. appaerntly Imperion Terl earlier that year was releived of his duties… since Dragon Band turned out to have a ton of fucks ups.
DM:And they decided someone was better off training the bands from now on.
Calim Gorn:Yeah they sent him out to Vigilance didn’t they?
Calim Gorn:Poor bastard
DM:He’s replaced by Imperion Valia Dreamborn. an older woman who previously helped teach the imperial ethics class.
(Dragon Band had a lot of issues with Ethics)
DM:She gathers your band together for an announcement… bringing both Emerald and Vengeance band into the hall…
Imperion Valia Dreamborn:“I know you’ve all heard many things about what’s going on… so I wanted to tell you the truth as we know it…”
- Calim Gorn crosses his arms as he listens
Imperion Valia Dreamborn:“Tinigath and the Earth Demons are on the move… A few hours ago there was an attack… on both Thudnerheart and Vigilance.”
- Young Geralt listens intently, wondering why we just talking…..
Imperion Valia Dreamborn:“Early reports are still coming in… but it appears that THunderheart managed to hold against the onslaught… Vigilance was not so lucky..”
“We have learned that Princess Arielle was badly injured in the attack… and is on an airship returning to Aylanae to now.”
Alyssa Toress:oh god i am gonna be the heir arent i
Imperion Valia Dreamborn:“Your old instructor Imperion Terl is reported to be among the dead.”
- Calim Gorn frowns…
DM:There are gasps around the room.
“He didn’t deserve that.”
Imperion Valia Dreamborn:“Your training will resume as normal until we hear otherwise… your work here is more important than ever.”
Calim Gorn:“We are not needed on the frontlines?”
Alyssa Toress:“i hope arielle is going to be okay”
Young Geralt:“Neither did the rest in Vigilance.”
- Calim Gorn nods to Alyssa, squeezing her hand in a show of empathy
Imperion Valia Dreamborn:“You are still trainees… I don’t want to send you out until I’m certain you’re ready.”
Suzu Ueno:“I can’t believe it…. poor Arielle…”
Anise Dreamborn:“We need to be out there fighting, the empire needs us….”
- Viniira the Horned clutches her axe.
Viniira the Horned:“Our people need us…”
Calim Gorn:(Has Laventa been involved in any of the fighting?)
DM:Nah she’s mostly stayed out of it.. for now.
You didn’t hear of her going to fight yet.
Calim Gorn:Heh, okay
DM:Though many other members of Dragonband were involved.
Imperion Valia Dreamborn:“For now return to your rooms, we’ll keep you updated with what we learn…”
Viniira the Horned:(to Geralt) “We should get to the nearest airship out of here… we need to get into the fight, even if we have to stowaway…”
Young Geralt:“I feel the same as you Vin, but if we rush off now, alone, we will not be able to do as much as with the rest of the band.”
“We will likely die and think of all the lives lost because we were not there in force.”
DM:I’ll give Geralt a persuasion check to try to convince Viniira to hold her emotions.. heh.
Young Geralt:not trained, one sec
DM:yeah you can roll x2 presence if untrained
can add your attractive bnus too. heh.
Young Geralt:which is?
Calim Gorn:2 then I think
“Unfortunate that it had to be this day… Though I don’t suppose any day would be fortunate.”
Alyssa Toress:“i need to go see arielle when she gets here”
DM:Viniira seems to hold her ethusiasm to get to the battle… Geralt managing to keep her calm and not doing anything stupid and rash at the current time.
Though clearly she’s still very upset about it…
- Calim Gorn nods to Alyssa
Calim Gorn:“Yes, hopefully having you there will help her recover.”
Young Geralt:so is he, will console her
Masaru Oshiro:“The Oshiro won’t stand for this… it’s time we took down Tinigath once and for all…”
DM:Yeah most of the band goes up to Alyssa to console her as well… sending thier best wishes for Arielle.
Calim Gorn:“I agree that’s a good start… But unless we vanquish the Earth Demons themselves, this will only happen again.”
- Masaru Oshiro nods.
Masaru Oshiro:“I included killing them too.”
- Calim Gorn smiles a little, nodding his approval
Suzu Ueno:“Do you think they’re going to call us to fight?”
- Hachikomaru tries to stay reserved.
Hachikomaru:“Possibly, but I doubt we will be considered important, until we finish our training.”
Calim Gorn:“Perhaps, if the situation gets desperate enough… It seems that Thunderheart was able to hold them back somehow, so there may be hope even if Vigilance did not fare so well.”
Young Geralt:“I certainly hope so. What are we going to learn in a year that will help?”
Calim Gorn:“I wonder though what could have led Vigilance to fall… It was supposed to have state of the art defenses…”
Vilar Elfglow:“If they cracked Vigilance, then Yt is practically defenseless…”
Gregorio Prodynorites:“Eastern Ronen too…”
“Neither has warriors to fight?”
Vilar Elfglow:“Well I meant Vigilance had the seismic sensors that could detect Earth Demon burrowing…”
“It was the early warning system.”
“They could pop up anywhere…”
Calim Gorn:“And yet those sensors didn’t seem to help it… Something isn’t right about this.”
Young Geralt:“Unless the tech is not so great after all.”
Hamidar Garaz:“Knowing death is coming for you doesn’t mean you can stop it.”
- Hachikomaru nods.
Alyssa Toress:“we will just wait to graduate and do the best we can”
Hachikomaru:“No, it only helps if you plan to escape.”
Calim Gorn:“Perhaps so… But they should have been well prepared at the least.”
Alyssa Toress:“we shouldnt go off without finishing our training”
Anise Dreamborn:“There was a theory that the awakening was just a small part of the Earth Demon forces… that greater armies rest below the ground”
Nori Yuudai:“I am sure the Yuudai will stand with the empire in this war.”
Vilar Elfglow:“War hasn’t formally been declared yet. It mgiht be liek last time…”
Hamidar Garaz:“The princess is badly injured. War is happening.”
Hachikomaru:“You certainly seem more prepared now than you did in years before.”
- Hachikomaru says glancing to Nori.
Nori Yuudai:“I am ready to reclaim the lost honor of the Yuudai.”
Gregorio Prodynorites:“Well Iv’e gota question.. how do we even fight Earth Demons? If they’re below the ground…”
Hachikomaru:“It seems I may require a sword afterall.. Hmm.”
Calim Gorn:“Go down there after them… Or wait for them to surface.”
Young Geralt:assuming we going to finis up training… i’m getting tired and need to hit the sack
also reminder I’ll be gone next weekend
DM:Yeah we can stop here….
Well we can prolly still do some stuff next week… going to be some events and such…
Young Geralt:so you said 3 points?
DM:Definiteyl should finish the training segment.. actualyl I’m gonna bump it up since I passed another year. going to make it 6 points.
117 total, will get upgrades don and let you know changes
you guys ar pretty clsoe to PL 8 anyway. I’m just gonnamake you 120 so you can start using your PL 8 versioopns
Get you fully updated anyway. heh.
Young Geralt:ok, yay
Hachikomaru:i should prolly sink a point in ultra-hearing
it actually dont really do much, but in this setting might actually be useful