Thursday, June 18, 2015

Cheeto Dies (12/9/2014)

We awake from our battleground dream and find that the library in Blanche is burning. Can't find Cheeto or Fade. When we reach the entryway of the library, we find the librarian is dead. Rushing through the door are city guards holding torches. When we leave the library, find people from the city behind a line of guards.

But before - 3 guards attack the party. Duvall Feelin is a rich banker that was not involved with the Black Book Club, but is a super powerful politician. He knows that we killed most of the people in charge, so we can't stay in Blanche.

SERED FINALLY CRITICALLY HIT SOMETHING. He summoned some ghostly fiery blades and shot Duvall dead. The guards were getting paid by him, so they back off once he's dead. BLANCHE IS OVER. Sered takes control of the city.

Durga talks to one of the guards. Feelin just wanted us out of town. The librarian was just controlled.

A WOMAN APPEARS! Well-dressed Nave is the exarch of the Raven Queen. Sered sees a flash of snow, crows, ravens, branches, and the base of a tree. Fade can tell that it is the Shadowfell and has a vision - the gods are trying to kill us and we have to reunite with Cheeto to get Fade. The Raven Queen gives us some presents.

Nave opens a portal. Cheeto is still possessed by Clayton's sword. This portal shows us a rocky outcropping, red, with gnarled plants. We look for clues. The Raven Queen is chill with Sered's god Ioun.

Aceldama discovers some footprints, some of which look demonic. Continue to the valley to a small town with a lake, and so much burning called Avante. Carnage demons attack.

We find Cheeto with a blank face in a cute house. He cries and screams and Durga talks to him. He walked into town with everyone else and had a dream time. More demons appear and....CLAYTON! He escapes yet again, but destroys Cheeto. Cheeto is dead.

Nave stabilizes everyone else. Clayton leaves once he gets the Tiefling sword. His wife Miriam was super popular, but died in childbirth. Clayton wanted to bring her back to life. Has been trying to gather power from the Prothumia...something about Orcus...

[sidebar: the Raven Queen used to be the God of the Dead but relinquished that power - did not relinquish the doorway between death and life. Anti-resurrection]

Guest DM: Colin

Camden - a Genasi choas elemental swordmage kicks it with us for the day.

We all wake up in identical, but separate situations. We are each stuck in a maze with tall walls, but we can see the sky. Once everyone makes it through their maze, they find themselves trapped in a 10x10x10 box and encounter a raspy-voiced creature. Camden is transported to an island in an ocean. There's another island (Island of Truth/Island of Lies)

Aceldama is faced with a man accused of multiple murders. If she decides he is guilty, he will be executed; if innocent, free to go. Aceldama deems him innocent, but he wasn't so her hands are stained red for the rest of her life.

The rest of the crew answers their riddles and then we meet up with each other in arena with spectators. A purple-robed dude with a staff and severed hand, similar raspy voice appears. Transdimensional beings. Two seven-feet tall, blue skins, tusks, white frizzy hair. One has a spear and the other a mace. Noreak kills them both. We have the choice to fight the purple robe dude instead of fighting each other.

Friday, June 12, 2015

That Time We Killed a Baby (9/18/14)

Poor people are into us; rich people think we are vigilantes. There is currently a political vacuum in Blanche.

The city of Razabuh is teaming with magical energy - a place of despair and terror. Children under 9 are acting possessed and try to leave town. The first night, many are found dead or missing. The second night, kids are locked up. This only happens during a full moon.

One month later, our crew shows up during the first night of the full moon and the town thinks it is cursed.

Cheeto has returned from a meditation time and has gained control over the sword that used to possess him.

Something powerful in the northern part of the city. Otar, a homeless man, is looking for his son. His son is 11, but mentally challenged, so also missing.

Sered and Noreak find the guard headquarters. Derajohn - distraught, PTSD, distracted. All the kids are found dead in the southeast corner of the city in a forest area. The jail is right next to the guard place and there's a necromancer.

We find another person who is out of town. Her name is Valerie and she has been here a month and saw when the children left last time. She noticed that their eyes were blacked out (like that dude from Limp Bizkit). She's been staying with Koba, an innkeeper, where we could probably stay too if we do a favor.

Fade and Cheeto go to Koba. He's worried about his daughter and his wife is a city guard. Sered and Noreak go see the necromancer Griggle and learn that he is part of the Vecknacult that uses the souls of children for demonic purposes. He was in deep in the cult, but not practicing anymore. The mob strikes the jail.

Aceldama and Durga talk to some crazy lady that knows what happened. There was a curse from some god Sinine (trickery, illusions, loves to keep to the shadows - a favorite deity among elves and halflings). He's mad about not recognizing polygamy.

A cleric is ranting for people to repent. Some other lady is yelling about Griggle being the problem. Sered is set on killing Griggle and dissolves his body.

Arrows start falling out of the sky and there are archers on the roof. There are many dead babies, and one crying baby named George. Clayton shows up. A spike comes out of George's mouth and ghostly spider legs appear.

Sered kills the spider baby. The children reanimate and are crying. Their parents come and are reunited with their children.

The Prothumia can be used to summon freaky creatures.