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Session #2

The party is proceeding apace through the underground lake, lit only by Mithril’s anima banner and guided by Mika’s tracking charm.  While everyone can see in the darkness, their field of view is limited, especially by the water.  When Blade reaches a steep drop-off in the floor of the river, she prudently halts, catching Mithril’s attention but not Mika’s or Olivia’s.  Neither Blade nor Mithril can effectively see into the depths of the trench, so Mithril resolves to fly Blade over the gap.  He dives, grabs a hold of her, and rockets out with maximum launch force.  However, this massive blast of energy disturbs the creature at the bottom of the trench: a massive Pistol Shrimp, which reaches out with a massive armored claw, seizes Olivia from the air, and drags her down, knocking the wind out of her in the process.  Join battle rolls all around!

Mithril flies Olivia up to one of the nearby stalactites, where she manages to cling on and then climb to a stronger position, while Mika dives after the massive crustacean and smashes the claw holding Olivia, freeing her and severing the claw in the process.  The Pistol Shrimp, reacting to a perceived threat, moves its other claw between the two and snaps it, producing a massive cavitation bubble that blasts Mika upwards and Olivia downwards.  The sound is deafening, and though their hardnesses absorb the bashing damage, they are disoriented and blinded by the light and sound.  Unable to target the Pistol Shrimp directly, Mithril decides to instead go for the biggest stalactite that is over the monster and slice it off at its base, using it as an attack.  Unfortunately, the stalactite, after smashing into the water, sinks into the water and catches Olivia right in the chest, waking her up.

(This is when Louis actually arrived at the session, by the way…)

Blade begins aiming her Essence Cannon, while Olivia swims away and then takes flight once at the surface.  Mika is now alone underwater with the Shrimp and attacks the other claw, which is damaged but not destroyed and so batters him in return (which does no damage).  Just a moment later, Blade, who has been targeting one of the Pistol Shrimp’s eyes, fires a blast, destroying the eye, and Mithril pulls off an epic two-dot stunt consisting of diving into the water immediately behind the essence cannon blast and hitting the Pistol Shrimp twice (note that Beamklaves do *not* work underwater, but Mithril is attempting to follow the wake of the essence blast so closely the sword will still be usable for a brief moment).  This succeeds, as his initial attack does no damage but pierces the carapace of the beast, and a second attack consisting of swiping the sword through its brain causes massive damage, slaying the beast.  Its tiny goby fish friend swims away sadly.

Mika, seeing that Olivia is safe, now swims down to drink the Heart’s Blood of the massive Shrimp (though (A) he doesn’t have the knack that will allow him to turn into it yet, and (B) it doesn’t have blood, but instead hemolymph).  Meanwhile, Olivia helps Blade down from the stalactite and regroups the party, working to build intimacies with the Alchemicals and finding more traction this time.  Mika finally returns, smeared in Pistol Shrimp hemolymph, and leads the party onwards.

The trail eventually veers back onto dry land right before a waterfall, and through a network of confusing tunnels.  Mika hears faint footsteps echoing through the tunnels, but can’t tell anything more than that.  The party proceeds up the tunnels while Mika marks their passage with his own urine, ensuring they can return even if they hit a dead end.  The party eventually enters a large cavern.  Mithril scans the room and sees that some of the rock floor is glowing with residual essence, but nothing has been left behind.  The scent proceeds down one path, but two other sets of footsteps are identifiable leaving by two different tunnels, which Bubo can spatialize better than the others.  One is farther away and moving faster, so the party opts to pursue the set that is closer and moving slower (the theory also goes that Mika can continue to track their original target after any span of time).  After a short chase up a tunnel, Bubo identifies the footsteps as originating from right around the corner.  Olivia volunteers to be the face of the party.

Olivia peeks her head around the corner and sees two dozen soldiers wearing various armors and wielding powerful magitech weapons in a phalanx facing her.  The soldiers are stocky, the men are bearded, and they demand in thick Irish accents who she is.  Olivia tries to make peace with little success due to their suspicion, but a concerned Charisma + Presence appeal to the leader, a tall lithe woman with glowing yellow eyes in the back, gets her to at least ask where Olivia’s “friends” are.  Olivia gathers the rest of the party and brings them out, and the entire group of strangers is flabbergasted by seeing the Alchemical exalted, which they rapidly deduce are not Dragon-blooded as they initially appear to be.  They lower their weapons, and then the questioning begins.

Blade and Mithril explain to the Mountain Folk that the artifacts they “purchased” were not *sent* but actually stolen from Autochthon, and they were not sent either but arrived by accident.  The leader, Golden Gaze, is distressed, as the artifact she procured is what she believes may be a way to cause the Great Maker to return to them.  Mithril leaves it in her care and sends her back to her city, but Olivia asks for their help and Golden Gaze deploys half her forces under the command of Blade and Mithril.  They wish to find the one responsible for running the auction, as they consider stopping them a higher priority than collecting the artifacts at the moment.

The party and their platoon of Jadeborn return to the cavern and Mika leads them down after the gremlin’s trail.  That trail leads downward and downward, until Mika and Mithril feel a tingle that indicates they have crossed into a Shadowland.  The pursuit continues until a new tingle suggests they are about to enter the Underworld, when they reach the end of the tunnel, as it opens into a massive ravine.  It is at least a hundred feet across the gap to the opposite wall, and it seems to stretch outwards in every direction.  They can see the humanoid and the man-sized gremlin climbing down the sheer rock face.  Deep down below is a black void, a nothingness, from which emanates only strange wind and noise.  Blade is excited to finally dispense some Autochthonian justice and charges up and aims for an attack while Olivia and Mithril fly down for initial negotiations.

Olivia screams out “Stop!” but between the wind, the strange mad whispers in her mind, and the general sassiness of the man, he just turns and yells back, “What? Sorry, couldn’t hear you!”  Blade takes this opportunity to blast the gremlin, while Mithril makes a lightning attack against the oxygen molecules around the man, creating ozone, then grabs him in a full nelson and delivers 16 bashing worth of electrical damage.  This incapacitates the man, who starts mumbling about the tingling, and Mithril continues to deliver one-mote bashing shocks every few seconds as he flies him up.  The gremlin, meanwhile, has fallen onto a force field that Olivia has projected below it, and as it turns around awkwardly it attempts to persuade Olivia to let it go, to no avail.  It then tries to make a jump for it but Blade blasts it with another cannon shot, crippling it, and then the hail of Jadeborn attacks hit it as well, battering and breaking its robotic form.

Olivia hesitates for just a moment before trying to recover the robot corpse, managing to grab onto it but failing to pull it upwards against its own weight and the wind and madness.  She cries out for help, but Mithril balks (failed Valor roll) before Olivia appeals to him personally (successful Compassion roll).  Mithril now flies down, struggling against the same wind and same madness, but grabs onto the robot corpse and flies it up at full burn.  Both Olivia and Mithril must also overcome the seductive lure of the Void in so doing, and Louis is one die off from botching that roll.  Olivia’s eye is then caught by something falling off, and she goes back down to retrieve whatever it was, but as she grabs the head (complete with soulgem) that apparently detached from the body, she butterfingers it and it squirts out of her hands straight into the void (a long conversation followed this on the actual probability of botching a 6-dice roll, at which point Jason notes that we now have an exact figure on how unlikely it would be that the universe would choose that moment to dick-slap Olivia).

Mithril had deposited his human captive in Mika’s “care” and now the party pulls him away from the edge of the ravine and removes his weapons (pair of soulsteel daiklaves, pair of firewands, strange metallic weapon on his back) and his clothes.  After the Alchemicals stand threateningly by and Mika forcibly rapes the man, at Olivia’s persuasion he is more than willing to cooperate.  When asked who he works for, he indicates he used to work for the Silver Prince but now works for himself.  When asked about the gremlin, he indicates it was the soul of a crazy lady inside a gremlin body, and he wasn’t sure how the soul got in the soulgem because it was empty the last time he was in Autochthonia.  This piques the interest of the Alchemicals, and after some coaxing the man reveals he once fell into the Void, and since he couldn’t die he came out the other side.  It seems Autochthon is dying and his dead part has begun joining with the Void, so anything that can’t die will fall through the Void and end up inside Autochthon… meaning the soulgem of the gremlin is now inside Autochthon, for some sinister purpose.  This is highly alarming to everyone.

Blade astutely asks how it is that the man cannot die, and the man can obviously sense that answering that question honestly is going to make the conversation turn towards the worse for him.  After replying that there is something in his chest that allows it, he then mentions it is about time he left, and so he activates Principle of Motion to punch everyone in the face and then sprint back to the ravine and throw himself into the void.  Everyone is rather surprised to receive a punch in the face, and in the next moment hear him screaming “Fuck I left all my gear behind!” from the ravine and then he is gone.

Mithril examines the remains of the gremlin and finds many are tainted with gremlin essence, so Blade and the Jadeborn destroy all traces of it in fire.  They now head back out of the shadowland into creation (since it’s daytime) and ask the Jadeborn to lead them back to their city so they may rest and plan their next move.  The Jadeborn readily agree, taking them through underground tunnels to a place that will speed up that journey.  They have installed rails through a long, sunken tunnel and have a number of carts with wheels and a front face treated with a material they call “Frictionless.”  The party and the Jadeborn soldiers ride in these carts all the way back to their city, Rurk, a bastion of underground Mountain Folk civilization.

Once back at Rurk the party is given celebrity treatment by the entire city, but soon makes its way to Golden Gaze’s workshop, a massive magitech workshop that is the pride of Rurk.  Using her previous research and resources, Mithril looks at the artifact from the Kamak expo and at her plans for making a portal to Autochthonia.  He is rather troubled that there is no sense whatsoever of how the portal would affect Autochthon himself and so advises they not begin the preparations yet (which would require rewiring the entire city and repurposing its entire industrial might for months).  He suggests that they prepare something that could be made inside Autochthon that would function as the other side of the gate.  Golden Gaze is confused by this, but Mithril responds that he will figure out how to get there in the first place, and that they should trust in him first.

Golden Gaze is disappointed, but Olivia is there to comfort her, successfully building an intimacy in the process.  They spend time together while the party rests and Mika and Blade begin learning new languages.  Mithril identifies the various artifacts they acquired from their adversary at the Labyrinth, notably a pair of soulsteel daiklaves, and what is essentially an AK-47 that can also be reloaded using essence.  Blade wants one of the daiklaves since it will work underwater, and Olivia collects the assault rifle since no one else has a particular need for it.

Olivia wants to go shopping, but soon finds that the Mountain Folk live in a communist, state-run society and there is no free enterprise, which she finds abhorrent.  She does get some more info, in particular that one of the Rurk spies tracked some of the artifacts to the edge of Mika’s forest, where a hidden research lab has been built for unknown purposes and that is probably their best bet on where to go next.

Most Badass Moment candidates:

  • Mika smashes both claws of the Pistol Shrimp and survives several counterattacks without taking any damage, all while underwater
  • Definitely Mithril’s awesome stunt to kill the Pistol Shrimp despite it being underwater
  • Olivia’s successful negotiations with the Mountain Folk, which were greatly simplified by having two Chosen of Autochthon there but nonetheless was a major boost
  • Blade repeatedly making use of the Aim action to enhance an absurd attack that typically deals crippling damage
  • Mithril targets oxygen molecules with his electricity to create ozone.  Why? BECAUSE.

Funniest Moment candidates: (forgive me putting words in your mouth, I seek to capture the spirit of the exchange)

  • DM: “Okay so Olivia, you are awakened by a massive rock pushing you deeper underwater.”  Louis: “…. What?  I thought I was just going to be away putting on makeup.”  DM: “Clearly you don’t know me very well yet.”  Louis: “Oh.  So I take it there was a battle?”  Everyone else: “It’s still going on!”
  • Taylor: “Okay I’m going to go over to directly above where the crab was last and slice off a stalactite.”  DM: “So you’re going to slice a stalactite off at the base with your beamklave? Okay, so it will fall some height and hit the water with some energy that I will make Molly calculate later.” (Keith and Louis find this hilarious)
  • Keith: “I want to turn into this thing.  Can I do that?”  DM: “Uhm, there exists a knack for that, but you don’t have it.”  Keith: “What?? Can I drink its hearts blood anyway?”  DM: “Technically it has hemolymph, but sure, yes, you can drink its hearts blood now if you want.  You still need the knack to turn into it.”
  • DM: “Down below you see a man and a robotic gremlin free-climbing down the rock face.” *Jason immediately mimes sighting the cannon*  Louis: “Wait wait! Let me talk to them!”  Jason: “Nope, not waiting.”  Louis: “Wait, let me talk to them and you can aim while I’m talking.”  Jason: “…. Perfect.  You start talking, I start aiming!”
  • Taylor: “I’m going to use my lightning to target the oxygen molecules to make ozone.”  Alejo, after eventually calming down a bit: “Oh man, now I want to make the most epic AP Chemistry question ever based on this roll.”
  • The prisoner: “Oh god, worst day ever…”  Mika: “Oh it’s about to get worse.”
  • Louis: “It can’t be that far down to the gremlin, I’m right there!” DM: “Need I point out that it was just shot by an essence cannon and a dozen crossbow bolts.  V0 is not zero here.”
  • New best botch: Olivia butterfingers the escape capsule from the gremlin.  Well done!
  • The prisoner, to the party: “NEEEERDS!”
  • The prisoner: “Well, I can’t die because of something in my chest, and I think now’s a good time to go, so I’m going to activate Principle of Motion and leave before you can do anything about it.”  *Proceeds to instantly punch everyone in the face and disappear*
  • The Dwarves Jadeborn using “Frictionless” got some good laughs
  • DM: “Golden Gaze has a staff of Enlightened Workers at her disposal, they’re part of it being an Ideal Workshop.”  Keith: “I want one!  I want a staff like that!”  DM: “… What?”  *After some confusion* “AH! No, no staff as in they are actual worker peoples!” Keith: “Oh!  I thought you meant like an actual staff you hold.”  DM: *Facefault*
  • Louis: “I want to go shopping!”  *Alejo then explains that there is no free enterprise here*  Keith: “Oh god they’re commies!  We should kill them just out of principle!”

Session #1

Olivia is a Guild Factor, deeply engaged in the day-to-day business of buying and selling artifacts in Nexus.  One typical day (well, “typical” being a relative term when doing business within the Guild, within Nexus at that) she receives a letter requesting a meeting.  The meeting is with a Guild Hierarch, Quellison, instead of Olivia’s superior Usaten.  This is only slightly unusual, and of course Olivia wouldn’t pass up such an opportunity even if doing so weren’t considered a faux pas.

Arriving in the stately, well-trophied and dimly lit office, Olivia puts on her feminine wiles, rapidly winning the admiration of Quellison.  Quellison speaks in a husky voice, dimly lit from behind through the window’s blinds, and steadily offers Olivia an offer she can’t refuse.  A shipment of artifacts is due to arrive in a few weeks, and she is to ensure it comes into possession of the Guild through any subtlety required.  It is in the far north, in a remote forest which has apparently been chosen for its forbidding nature.  The artifacts are required for a project that is under development by the Guild, and her success will mean her inclusion in this project.

Olivia sets out and decides to fly north, far outstripping any pace she could take if she were accompanied by anyone or anything.  She arrives several days early at the nearest trading town, lightly populated and without any imminent shipments.  She rapidly gets to know the entire town, but the Guild contacts in the area have not heard of any incoming shipments, and also warn her that the coordinates she has been instructed to arrive at are deep in a forest range that a local creature protects.  The only reports on the nature of this creature are that occasionally a giant silver-tattooed bear will break into the tavern and steal a cask of ale.  Olivia identifies this “creature” as a Lunar who she should get under her thumb as quickly as possible.

Olivia flies into the woods to find this “guardian”, but the guardian finds her first.  More accurately, the guardian’s owl, Bubo, finds her first, identifying a large flying creature approaching, and spying on it with his owlish senses while Mika, the forest guardian, watches from a distance.  He is in his spirit shape of a giant Polar Bear, so he decides to walk out under its flight path.  Olivia spots this polar bear and notes it is not in its native habitat, and so flies down to introduce herself.  Mika responds by shifting into his human form and introducing himself as well.  Olivia tries to get friendly with Mika, which succeeds rapidly, and soon Mika has built an intimacy for Olivia after some X-rated interactions.

On the day of the shipment, Olivia, Mika and Bubo are all flying over the valley searching for a caravan, or any sign of activity at all.  Finally, first Bubo, then all of them can hear a rumbling that gets louder and louder, until cracks start to form in the ground.  In a single catastrophic moment, a massive pipe fifty meters in diameter opens up from the ground, belching smoke and spraying fumes and fire everywhere.  Out of this massive pipe crawls a massive eight-legged robot spider, covered in black pitch, made of metals and oils and soulsteel, and stomping on trees indiscriminately as it escapes its pipe.  A second figure crawls out behind it, dwarfed by comparison, a humanoid wearing black metal and carrying large obvious weapons including a shoulder-mounted cannon.  The giant spider stops for a moment, creaking and groaning, and extrudes from its rear another humanoid, this one wearing blues and silvers.  The monster then continues its indifferent rampage through the forest, infuriating Mika, who lands directly in front of it and issues a Lunar challenge.  Olivia, meanwhile, tries to call out to the humanoids to stop.

The monstrosity attacks first, taking one step very close to Mika and battering him slightly with its huge leg.  Mika retaliates by leaping up and smashing its face with his Moonsilver Grand Goremaul, which barely causes it to flinch.  Olivia calls on the two strangers to stop in every language she knows, but the black-clad figure responds in Old Realm, “Please wait, citizen, this monstrosity must be purified.”  The black-clad figure, Dutifully Striking Blade, then fires a blast of essence from its shoulder cannon, causing it to hesitate from the concussive blast.  The blue-clad figure, Mithril the Electromaster Accelerator, then extrudes and activates a strange blue-glowing blade and the flight mode of his armor.  He then daringly attempts to slice at five of the monster’s legs, but after one failure and two successes, manages to miff the fourth completely and leaves the blade embedded in its leg while going tumbling and spinning into a tree.

Recognizing its damage, the monster hunkers down to the ground and attempts to kill Mika with a double attack, of which the second one connects for additional damage.  Blade fires another concussive blast and then starts a charging sprint, while Mithril launches a lightning bolt at the monster for additional damage.  Mika then leaps up and plows his massive Goremaul into the monster’s face, destroying it utterly and leaving the rest of the body twitching.  Olivia lands in front of him and projects a wall of force to shield him, but the monster simply lies there twitching, so Mika goes around and begins yanking legs off one by one.

Blade activates her optical shroud and creeps around the massive dead gremlin, looking for any sort of entry hatch, but finds none.  Mithril flies up to its top and carves a circular hole into it with his Beamklave, finding inside the vault he was trapped in until recently, now devoid of all the artifacts from the expo.  After investigating around a bit, he determines the floor paneling is modular and has been moved very recently.  He carves another hole through the floor and finds a tunnel has been bored into the ground.  Mithril drops an electrical charge to see how far down it goes, and can tell it’s at least 30 feet deep and possibly deeper.  He jumps back out of the vault, suspecting the artifacts have been taken down into the ground.

There’s a bit of a side issue that forms as the pattern spiders recognize an error in this story and rewrite Olivia’s bonus points so that she is fluent in many languages including all the ones the various party members speak, which of course she has been able to all along.

Olivia finds Mithril and tries to endear herself to him, but perhaps acts a bit too seductive for his tastes and he disregards her with a puff of smokescreen and activating his cloaking device.  He then sidles up next to Blade, who he can see with his essence visor, and asks her if she is from Kamak as well, which she is.  They scoot up a bit higher onto the dead gremlin and talk tactics for a bit, and Blade advocates for taking on these two strangers since they must know the area better.  Mithril is reluctant since one of them seems a bit “chatty,” but sees the obvious benefit of having more intel.  Blade drops the optical shroud and invites Olivia and her friend to join them in their pursuit of the gremlins.  This produces some confusion but Olivia can tell an in when she sees one.

Mika is reluctant to go into a hole, away from his forest and to somewhere where he may be cramped, but Olivia turns and says “Pleeeease?”  Mika grudgingly assents.  The four of them head into the belly of the gremlin spider and examine the tunnel, which appears to have been bored into solid permafrost and rock by some kind of drill.  Blade, eschewing subtlety, fires her cannon down the hole, and Olivia can estimate from the time that it’s about 60 feet deep.  Blade then tries to jump in and slide down by holding her arms against the sides, but slips, and Olivia catches her.  Olivia gives a friendly wink, which starts the process of winning Blade over.

The four of them (plus Bubo) make it to the bottom, and find the tunnel has led them into a cavern.  They find abandoned at the end of the tunnel one of the artifacts from the expo, a portable collapsible adamant-tipped drill that has apparently started to break down due to the fact that it wasn’t really designed to drill through sixty feet of solid rock.  Mithril stores it in his Technomorphic Integration Engine.  This catches Olivia’s interest, and she asks what they are doing.  Blade and Mithril stonewall her initial question so she rephrases to be less direct, merely observing that it seems these things were taken from them, to which they both agree.

As they peer into the cavern, Blade is finally struck by the obvious question: “Where are we?”  Olivia replies innocently, “This is Creation.”  Blade’s head explodes for quite some time processing this fact.  This also leads to an excellent crack about the architects of “Creation” being really terrible ever since Autochthon left.

The cavern seems huge and is pitch-black, though the residual glow of the anima banners is lighting it well enough for everyones’ night vision.  The cavern opens out into a massive slow-flowing underground aquifer and the number of routes around or through it appear endless.  Mika has just the thing, however.  When asked by Olivia, Mithril produces the drill again, and Mika smells it with his enhanced sense, smelling two distinct scents.  One is poison and smoke and metal, the other is human.  He decides to focus on the gremlin smell and activates Blood on the Wind.  He is now capable of tracking this smell to the ends of the earth, and finds the scent takes off directly across open water of the underground river/lake.  He casually swims into the water after the smell.  Mithril absorbs his armor and swims after him, while Blade marches along the lake floor (since she doesn’t need to breathe) and Olivia and Bubo fly overhead.  They proceed deep into pitch blackness in formation, following Mika’s nose.

To be continued…

 

Question for everyone: when did YOU figure out what the “shipment” was going to be?  😀

Most Badass Moment Candidates:

  • Mithril’s attempt to sever five legs at once (though it didn’t really go as planned…)
  • Mika’s massive final attack, rolling 18L damage for enough successes to finish the monster.
  • Olivia’s rapid deduction that she has been sent here not to collect artifacts but to die.

Funniest Moment Candidates:

  • Several times Alejo just started quoting Iron Man 3, feel free to ignore him when he does that…
  • Alejo: “Jason, are you aware that you get more than one dots worth of artifact for every dot you spend on it?”  Jason: ” ….. O_O …. What??”
  • Alejo: “Jason are you getting the shoulder mounted cannon?”  Jason: “Yes, and that’s the ‘small’ one!”
  • Alejo, to Louis’s character sheet several times: “What the HECK?”
  • Jason: “I’m a Space Marine!”
  • Louis: “I have determined for flavor that the silken armor is lingerie, but it still provides the same amount of protection!
  • Someone: “So basically Jason’s playing War Machine?”  Alejo: “It’s Soulsteel Patriot now.  THAT’S WAY COOLER!”
  • More than once this same exchange: Louis: “I do intend to seduce as many characters as necessary.”  Jason: “I’m so glad I chose a female character.”  Louis: “That won’t stop me!”
  • Quellison: “I’m going to make you an offer you can’t refuse.” (Reactions were mixed, but I’m pretty sure most people saw it coming)
  • Quellison: “There is an artifact shipment coming through that location.”  Alchemical players: “….”
  • Olivia’s attempts to get Mika to form an intimacy seem to work out just fine for everyone.
  • DM: “Finally as the rumbling becomes almost deafening, cracks begin to appear on the ground below you.”  Louis: “Oh god.”
  • As a DM, I live for moments like when everyone realizes what the “shipment” actually is.
  • Jason: “I bought sixteen dice… I don’t have enough to roll damage!”
  • The Pattern Spiders rewriting Olivia’s character sheet when everyone realizes there are some serious linguistic barriers here.
  • Keith: “I don’t have a lot of willpower.” Alejo: “Yes you do!” Keith: “Okay, I don’t have a lot of self-control, how about that.”
  • Debbie: “I rolled 3 successes on Perception + Awareness.  Am I at a penalty since I’m not there?”
  • Taylor: “I deploy my Chemical Fog Generator from my palm and then my Cloaking Device.”  DM: “Okay so essentially you’re saying ‘talk to the hand’ and then disappearing in a puff of smoke?”  Taylor: “Yes.”
  • Mithril: “Are you from Kamak?  Your accent is—” Blade: “You lack tactics, you have revealed my position!”  Taylor: “Wait I’m cloaked also!”  Alejo: “Oh god the Dragon armor cloaking”  Jason: “Wait so he’s invisible too?  So I see him disappear in a puff of smoke and then I hear his voice next to me?”  Alejo: “Yes.”  Blade: “… Yes.”
  • Mithril: “I don’t know, that one is a bit… chatty…
  • Jason: “But I have exoskeletal armor as well.”  Alejo: “So both the ladies have armor under their armor?  Hey Jason, is your under-armor also lingerie?”
  • Louis: “No I’m not like stripping off the armor right away.”
  • Taylor: “But flying types are weak against lightning!”  Everyone else: “….”
  • Mika: “I’m really reluctant to go in there.”  Olivia: “Pleeease?”  Alejo: “Haha Louis is getting ready to roll it!”  Keith: “Do you bat your eyelashes at me?”
  • Debbie, like five times: “Did you remember your wound penalty?”
  • Taylor: “I consume the drill.”  Louis: “Wait, you can eat artifacts??
  • Blade’s head asplodes from finding out she’s in Creation.
  • Jason: “Do I have any concept of a “river”?  DM: “Yes, you’ve seen tunnels filled with fluids, including water, and pipes, and standing pools.  It’s this “rock” stuff you’ve never seen before.  As far as you’re concerned, this is a huge, terribly disorganized, irregular pipe of water.”  Someone: “That’s a new way of thinking about it.”  Blade: “Man the architects of Creation really suck… guess it’s because Autochthon left!!”
  • Louis: “Oh and if anyone here needs drugs, the Guild can help with that.”  Alejo: “‘They said they could help.’  ‘They said they’d get you clean?’ ‘They said they’d get me more!'”
  • Someone: “Mika misses Kami, and he doesn’t even know him yet!”
  • Jason: “I sink like a giant metal bar of metal.”
  • Jason: “So I’m trying to make sure I have everyone straight, the gentleman on the couch is Keith?” All: “Yes.”  Jason: “And the gentleman playing the bear is?”  All: “Keith!”  Jason: “Oh!”  Louis: “Basically the guy who looks like the bear is the one playing the bear.”  *Keith waves*

And of course, a picture of the participants!  Top L-R: DM, Keith, Louis; Bottom L-R: Debbie, Jason, Taylor

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Game Time Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Sunday the 10th at 4PM Pacific time is game time!

Please note these final comments from your friendly DM:

  • Debbie will be spectating for reasons that will eventually become clear (I hope).
  • This party is almost certainly the most ambitious I’ve ever had in many ways, especially in terms of integration.  Even without Kami in the first sessions, it will be a bit of a scattered start because I’ll be having a lot of individual interactions leading up to the first group meeting.  Please be patient with me!
  • The internet should not be a problem.  Upgrades and repairs have been made.  Excitement!
  • Please have your character’s motivation in mind!  And for those of you who don’t have a good motivation in print for me, I’ll be wanting it soon!  😀

Thanks to all of you!  See you soon!