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roleplaying:hero:ws:chapter_two [2013/04/11 18:37]
curufea [Session Eight]
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 ====Session Nine==== ====Session Nine====
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 Sunday, 11th December, 12.30 \\ Sunday, 11th December, 12.30 \\
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 Game date - 24-25th April Game date - 24-25th April
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 With his deep, booming voice, the High Priest of Odin told everyone to go inside for two hours-no reason given. Red immediately ignored the order and headed for the castle, along with the red-dot hordes. Cadmus took his grandfather,​ Conrad, inside and '​discovered'​ the sailors'​ bodies. With his deep, booming voice, the High Priest of Odin told everyone to go inside for two hours-no reason given. Red immediately ignored the order and headed for the castle, along with the red-dot hordes. Cadmus took his grandfather,​ Conrad, inside and '​discovered'​ the sailors'​ bodies.
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 Meanwhile, Friar Riso, looking a little the worse for wear, made his way back to the Baron. As he approached the hotel, Riso felt the gods' favour withdrawing,​ a sudden weakness overtook him, and he collapsed to the ground. Meanwhile, Friar Riso, looking a little the worse for wear, made his way back to the Baron. As he approached the hotel, Riso felt the gods' favour withdrawing,​ a sudden weakness overtook him, and he collapsed to the ground.
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 There was a huge '​KA-thoom!'​ noise, and a red light beamed from the palace and hit the red star children. Two hurtled off to the east, but the other crashed down just outside the city, creating a huge crater and forcing vast amounts of dust into the air. There was a huge '​KA-thoom!'​ noise, and a red light beamed from the palace and hit the red star children. Two hurtled off to the east, but the other crashed down just outside the city, creating a huge crater and forcing vast amounts of dust into the air.
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 Riso staggered into the hotel, finding Thodric and no baron. Thodric ignored Riso's suggestion that the baron might be in need of assistance, and Riso crawled off to sleep and recover with a restorative herbal brew. Riso staggered into the hotel, finding Thodric and no baron. Thodric ignored Riso's suggestion that the baron might be in need of assistance, and Riso crawled off to sleep and recover with a restorative herbal brew.
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 Cadmus immediately headed for the crater. The air near the crater was very warm and smelt slightly of cooked meat. Red met up with Cadmus near the crater'​s lip. We could hear clinking cooling noises-and some unearthly sounds. We waited an hour for the dust to settle more. Cadmus immediately headed for the crater. The air near the crater was very warm and smelt slightly of cooked meat. Red met up with Cadmus near the crater'​s lip. We could hear clinking cooling noises-and some unearthly sounds. We waited an hour for the dust to settle more.
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 Meanwhile, the city gates were closed. Meanwhile, the city gates were closed.
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 When we finally ventured in, we could see a huge black shape at the bottom of the crater-a bone-like shell structure. Red snuck forward, almost burning himself on the hot ground, and threw a rock at the panels of the shell. It bounced off with a woody thunk noise. We decide to leave so as not to be found 'at the scene' and to get people with  actual science-based knowledge skills to come back with us. When we finally ventured in, we could see a huge black shape at the bottom of the crater-a bone-like shell structure. Red snuck forward, almost burning himself on the hot ground, and threw a rock at the panels of the shell. It bounced off with a woody thunk noise. We decide to leave so as not to be found 'at the scene' and to get people with  actual science-based knowledge skills to come back with us.
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 On regaining his strength (or at least most of it), Riso made his way to the main temple complex, finding deserted streets and evidence of the violent dispersal of what appears to have been an angry mob of red dot followers. Riso plies his medical talents, with little help from the departed gods, to help the suffering and find out as much as he can about the riot. (Which is not a lot.) On regaining his strength (or at least most of it), Riso made his way to the main temple complex, finding deserted streets and evidence of the violent dispersal of what appears to have been an angry mob of red dot followers. Riso plies his medical talents, with little help from the departed gods, to help the suffering and find out as much as he can about the riot. (Which is not a lot.)
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 To get back into the closed city, Red ventured into the sea and swam  all the way around, coming up at the docks. Cadmus used his inimitable talents to get back in dryly, over the walls. Cadmus retrieved his grandfather from his apartment, and took him to meet Thodric-putting ​ the old man in the inn while he began to relocate him to a more salubrious area-while Red, in Conrad'​s old apartment, ate the bodies of the two sailors who had obviously been killed by a third companion when they found the money bag Cadmus had left for his grandfather'​s upkeep. Red then came back to the inn and slept. The Baron appeared and informed people that we had to leave immediately. Thodric rushed off to find where the Captains of the guard hung out so as to get information. To get back into the closed city, Red ventured into the sea and swam  all the way around, coming up at the docks. Cadmus used his inimitable talents to get back in dryly, over the walls. Cadmus retrieved his grandfather from his apartment, and took him to meet Thodric-putting ​ the old man in the inn while he began to relocate him to a more salubrious area-while Red, in Conrad'​s old apartment, ate the bodies of the two sailors who had obviously been killed by a third companion when they found the money bag Cadmus had left for his grandfather'​s upkeep. Red then came back to the inn and slept. The Baron appeared and informed people that we had to leave immediately. Thodric rushed off to find where the Captains of the guard hung out so as to get information.
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 Cadmus and Red went to the docks and organised a ship for the Baron.[[#​Loki'​s Book of Revelations|*]] Cadmus and Red went to the docks and organised a ship for the Baron.[[#​Loki'​s Book of Revelations|*]]
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 As Riso tended to wounded rioters, the palace gates opened and assorted elite military units accompanied the highest ranking priests towards the city's eastern walls. Riso followed behind the procession, but was left behind when the city gates slammed shut behind them. Riso was lucky enough to make contact with some rather shady elements in the city while lightning bolts repeatedly struck the area of the crater, and Riso found his way outside the city just in time to see the remnants of the elite units racing back towards the city, obviously still in contact with a most fearsome enemy. As Riso tended to wounded rioters, the palace gates opened and assorted elite military units accompanied the highest ranking priests towards the city's eastern walls. Riso followed behind the procession, but was left behind when the city gates slammed shut behind them. Riso was lucky enough to make contact with some rather shady elements in the city while lightning bolts repeatedly struck the area of the crater, and Riso found his way outside the city just in time to see the remnants of the elite units racing back towards the city, obviously still in contact with a most fearsome enemy.
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 The high priests babbled prayers to themselves in utter panic, the guards were wide eyed and panicked; as Riso approached the group he noticed something. The high priests babbled prayers to themselves in utter panic, the guards were wide eyed and panicked; as Riso approached the group he noticed something.
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 A guard near the back paused, then was violently pulled back towards the fog, some 5 metres. ​ Two cable-like tendrils appeared to be attached to the guard. ​ He hacked at one of them, but was dragged by the remaining tendil another 8 metres. ​ The air around the guard seemed to blur and open like a flower - or a crab.  The guard was ripped into two pieces and cast aside. A guard near the back paused, then was violently pulled back towards the fog, some 5 metres. ​ Two cable-like tendrils appeared to be attached to the guard. ​ He hacked at one of them, but was dragged by the remaining tendil another 8 metres. ​ The air around the guard seemed to blur and open like a flower - or a crab.  The guard was ripped into two pieces and cast aside.
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 Riso was ignored as he joined the stream of fleeing guards and priests, and he did not stop running until he returned to the inn, panting heavily and collapsing on a bench. Riso was ignored as he joined the stream of fleeing guards and priests, and he did not stop running until he returned to the inn, panting heavily and collapsing on a bench.
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 The next day, the Baron left with Thodric and Riso. Red stayed with Cadmus to relocate Conrad. Cadmus also shopped for items with some new-found wealth given to him by an acquaintance who owed him money. The next day, the Baron left with Thodric and Riso. Red stayed with Cadmus to relocate Conrad. Cadmus also shopped for items with some new-found wealth given to him by an acquaintance who owed him money.
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 Red headed out to the crater, and found the remains of 10-12 clerics, hideously clawed and slashed. The shell thing had been broken open-it was big enough for 100 men!  Heading inside, Red found it full of broken organic bits and pieces, including some extraordingary weapon-like limbs or blades, one of which he ripped out of the wall to take back to his brighter companions. ​ The flesh of the invaders was not of a pleasant taste. ​ Scouting around the area Red found markings suggesting that just a single beast had somehow, presumably, avoided their magic, and destroyed the clerics. ​ He tracked it back to the walls of the city, where the huge monster appeared to head straight on towards the walls. ​ Despite this, there was nowt in the way of uproar or cries. ​ He also retrieved shell pieces as exhibits for the Baron and Cadmus. Suddenly the Baron reappeared, having turned his boat around for reasons unknown. ​ Apparently the fake McGuffin had a big demon in it, put there by Loki!  Bye bye barony! Red headed out to the crater, and found the remains of 10-12 clerics, hideously clawed and slashed. The shell thing had been broken open-it was big enough for 100 men!  Heading inside, Red found it full of broken organic bits and pieces, including some extraordingary weapon-like limbs or blades, one of which he ripped out of the wall to take back to his brighter companions. ​ The flesh of the invaders was not of a pleasant taste. ​ Scouting around the area Red found markings suggesting that just a single beast had somehow, presumably, avoided their magic, and destroyed the clerics. ​ He tracked it back to the walls of the city, where the huge monster appeared to head straight on towards the walls. ​ Despite this, there was nowt in the way of uproar or cries. ​ He also retrieved shell pieces as exhibits for the Baron and Cadmus. Suddenly the Baron reappeared, having turned his boat around for reasons unknown. ​ Apparently the fake McGuffin had a big demon in it, put there by Loki!  Bye bye barony!
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 Now monsters are roaming the world! War is upon us! Aiyeeee! Now monsters are roaming the world! War is upon us! Aiyeeee!
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 Perhaps it is time for the PCs to tell each other their secrets so we can all understand what is happening! Hah! Yeah, right, that'​ll happen... Perhaps it is time for the PCs to tell each other their secrets so we can all understand what is happening! Hah! Yeah, right, that'​ll happen...
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 ===Loki'​s Book of Revelations=== ===Loki'​s Book of Revelations===
  
-The [[WS:Secret Diary of Varin#​Session_9|Secret Diary of Varin]]+The [[Secret Diary of Varin#​Session_9|Secret Diary of Varin]]
  
  
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 ====Session Eleven==== ====Session Eleven====
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 Sunday, 5th Februay, 10.30 \\ Sunday, 5th Februay, 10.30 \\
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 Game date - 26th of April - 12 May \\ Game date - 26th of April - 12 May \\
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 The Irolon Times - a new edition of this monthly newsletter will be coming out. The Irolon Times - a new edition of this monthly newsletter will be coming out.
  
 ===Synopsis a la Red=== ===Synopsis a la Red===
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 A final day in the city.  The events of yesterday calmed the mind and body, as the beast we feared might still be walking the streets, slaughtering those it encountered was now dead.  Others knew nothing of our actions, my companions desperate to conceal their heroism. ​ The city remained locked, guards marching every hour and the day and night, and a miasma of fear filled my nostrils when I passed any group of people. A final day in the city.  The events of yesterday calmed the mind and body, as the beast we feared might still be walking the streets, slaughtering those it encountered was now dead.  Others knew nothing of our actions, my companions desperate to conceal their heroism. ​ The city remained locked, guards marching every hour and the day and night, and a miasma of fear filled my nostrils when I passed any group of people.
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 Morning was quiet, and the blade not ready until afternoon. ​ The trip to the crater of the egg took me the most of the morning, and much of the afternoon. ​ There was no change. ​ I returned, swimming again, somehow very tired, floating upon the gentle waves rather than fighting them.  By the time I had collected the claw-made sword my companions had loaded the ship, and we were ready to go. Morning was quiet, and the blade not ready until afternoon. ​ The trip to the crater of the egg took me the most of the morning, and much of the afternoon. ​ There was no change. ​ I returned, swimming again, somehow very tired, floating upon the gentle waves rather than fighting them.  By the time I had collected the claw-made sword my companions had loaded the ship, and we were ready to go.
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 For days our travel was uninterrupted and mostly smooth. ​ After a day of nausea, the smell of salt and the sea became as familiar to me as  that of a terror. For days our travel was uninterrupted and mostly smooth. ​ After a day of nausea, the smell of salt and the sea became as familiar to me as  that of a terror.
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 Passing not too far from the piratical isle of Dornica, possible distant relatives of one of my companions, a shipful of buccaneers, tried their luck with our ship.  They were driven off handily, what I assume to have been Alden'​s magics creating a windstorm upon their decks, while Cadmus peppered their decks and men with arrows and fire blooms. ​ As they never reached our sides, I did little more than assist Riso a very little. Passing not too far from the piratical isle of Dornica, possible distant relatives of one of my companions, a shipful of buccaneers, tried their luck with our ship.  They were driven off handily, what I assume to have been Alden'​s magics creating a windstorm upon their decks, while Cadmus peppered their decks and men with arrows and fire blooms. ​ As they never reached our sides, I did little more than assist Riso a very little.
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 Days again passed, our idylls interrupted by a storm, a perfect opportunity to ride out on the bowsprit as the ship rolled and plunged across the waves. ​ Unfortunately,​ the damage the pirates had caused to our mast was enough to collapse it under the great stresses of the storm. ​ It barely missed those few of us on the deck. Days again passed, our idylls interrupted by a storm, a perfect opportunity to ride out on the bowsprit as the ship rolled and plunged across the waves. ​ Unfortunately,​ the damage the pirates had caused to our mast was enough to collapse it under the great stresses of the storm. ​ It barely missed those few of us on the deck.
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 Nautical expertise saved us, and the captain and crew found ways of accounting for the lost mast, and we were soon limping into harbour. ​ It seems likely that news of the foul beast far to the north is spreading as every other ship was fleeing the direction opposite to us. Nautical expertise saved us, and the captain and crew found ways of accounting for the lost mast, and we were soon limping into harbour. ​ It seems likely that news of the foul beast far to the north is spreading as every other ship was fleeing the direction opposite to us.
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 The story continued in town, the docks awash with refugees desperate to escape to anyway, with more, desperate for a little money for their hard-ridden horses, arriving hourly. The story continued in town, the docks awash with refugees desperate to escape to anyway, with more, desperate for a little money for their hard-ridden horses, arriving hourly.
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 The dockmaster, a hideously fat and ugly man came aboard. ​ In negotiations of which I remained unaware until later, the ship was sold to him, by I think Cadmus and Alden, irrelevant of the fact the captain owned his vessel. The dockmaster, a hideously fat and ugly man came aboard. ​ In negotiations of which I remained unaware until later, the ship was sold to him, by I think Cadmus and Alden, irrelevant of the fact the captain owned his vessel.
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 The conspiracy was revealed to me, in part at least, only later. ​ Accompanying Cadmus, two sailors and the captain to the warehouse district down the docks from the refugees we entered a dark, lightless building. ​ Dashing the light source to the ground Cadmus quickly and fatally knifed the captain and one of the sailors, injuring the third man.  He died later as I tried to defend him from the bard.  Cadmus'​ arguments, the necessity of money, of resources... made some sense. ​ But I fear love of blood blinded him, and perhaps Alden, to other options. The conspiracy was revealed to me, in part at least, only later. ​ Accompanying Cadmus, two sailors and the captain to the warehouse district down the docks from the refugees we entered a dark, lightless building. ​ Dashing the light source to the ground Cadmus quickly and fatally knifed the captain and one of the sailors, injuring the third man.  He died later as I tried to defend him from the bard.  Cadmus'​ arguments, the necessity of money, of resources... made some sense. ​ But I fear love of blood blinded him, and perhaps Alden, to other options.
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 We continued north, the baron raising a small force of children and invalids on the way to... for some reason. ​ We passed greater numbers fleeing before we finally reached the river across for Elbe-Elster. ​ Which was now a benighted, fouled and dead land. We continued north, the baron raising a small force of children and invalids on the way to... for some reason. ​ We passed greater numbers fleeing before we finally reached the river across for Elbe-Elster. ​ Which was now a benighted, fouled and dead land.
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 ===The Bard's Synopsis=== ===The Bard's Synopsis===
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 ===Loki'​s Book of Revelations=== ===Loki'​s Book of Revelations===
  
-The [[WS:Secret Diary of Varin#​Session_11|Secret Diary of Varin]]+The [[Secret Diary of Varin#​Session_11|Secret Diary of Varin]]
  
  
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