Thursday, December 3, 2015

5th Edition! Xolo! Lo'Qun! Gender Adjustments! (11/12/15)

It's been a few months. We went back to Blanche and the big news is that Sered is no longer Sered, but "Lo'Qun - Exarch of the Branch" her former drag identity and is back to ruling HER city. She was reincarnated into an evil Deva (Rakshasa) with a tiger head and upside down hands.

We all return to stabilize and learn more about Lo'Qun's transformation. Despite new tiger/hand characteristics, can still look like Sered. Ioun now has the Prothumia, but there is still a conflict over what to do with the book (hide vs.public) Ioun also wants knowledge to free everyone. Tries to sever ties with Sered's link to zer God. Makes a pact with the Prothumia to protect zerslef from dying, but becomes a Rakshasa to live (a type of warlock). The book is the source of her power.

Xolo is our new friend. He had a falling out with a devil dude and met Fade at a rogue convention in Blanche.

Fade took off a headscarf and it turns out that he is a lady with white hair. Sister Githzerai time! Sad about losing her shadow power.

Durga has been drinking herself into oblivion.

Aceldama has been playing with and training her new panther kitten, Amparo. The panther was a present from Lo'Qun.

There have been no teleportation times from Nave. Fade's ties to the Shadowrealm have become strained. Sered's falling out with Ioun made the Raven Queen mad, so she took away all of our presents.

Blanche is having a poverty time. Lo'Qun is still in charge, but the Council basically runs things. Hollis is a neighboring city whose borders are growing closer to Worlington. Worlington tries to make a public show of belonging to Nyland (because fancier) as big fuck you  to Devereaux. They are trying to secede.

The girl gang is accompanying L'Qun to a trade agreement. Timothy Phreak is the key dude to get involved with keeping Blanche in power. Lo'Qun is paying us to keep her company. We take a black carriage to make an entrance.

The goal is to forge an alliance with Hollis and to war against Worlington. Xolo is looking for the bathroom. Fade is creeping around behind the guards. Timothy wants to know what Blanche can offer. Lo'Qun intimidates straight-off. Wants fealty sworn. Offers to work together to get Worlington.

Xolo and Fade are in the shadows. Lo'Qun can telepathically communicate 30 feet in any direction. We fight with the guards until they are dead. Timothy Phreak was subjected to several illusions, but is freed from them. Lo'Qun declares him her bitch with her creepy hand while he stares down milky tentacles.

Sered Gets Raptured, Dino Claw (7/29/15)

Picking up seconds from last episode - Sered still has the Prothumia. Everyone is standing in the library, then Sered disappears with no effect. We are chill with the remaining priests and paladins. "Ioun has plucked Sered from out realm to Her realm". He got fucking raptured!

Fade cries. Noreak doesn't.

After ten minutes everyone wants to leave. We leave a scroll for Ohad saying "Look for us in town Hunty!"

Research montage: Re: interrealm travels. Very dangerous. Many things can go wrong. Subject to other gods. Getting stuck. Going too far.

We head back to Blanche. On the first day of traveling, Aceldama's horse gets spooked and throws her off. She's fine, but the horse bolts. After a bit stops and seems stressed out.

On Day 2, Aceldama & Fade's horses get spooked again. Noreak notices something moving around, like an eel in the air, or ripples in a circle [Sered and zer vagina chains??] The thing materializes more. It looks silvery with lots of teeth, but no eyes. Durga smashes the eel! Then 7-8 creepy medium visible things run into the forest. "Not Misty"'s head gets rended off and pulled into the air. A bunch of eels attack at one time. Durga cleaves the eels to death. Now scaly monkeyish creatures rush.

A stingray pterodactyl arrives while we are still fighting the monkeys. When the pterodactyl dies, a bunch of eels and a behemoth show up.


Fade runs off the map and sees a rend/portal. Something is poking out - a huge black rock? a talon?

Durga gets taken by a pterodacytl into the rend. She is failed by her strength. Inside the rend is unsettlingly flat, crimson red, no moon, no sun, and incredibly hot. There are dark clouds, but they are actually clouds of eels. We figure out that this is a dinosaur monster. It is huge, bigger than most cities, but it is dead. His talon is the "rock" creating the portal.

Fade and Aceldama go get horse blood from "Not Misty" to smear on the dinosaur finger flesh so that the eels will chew the finger off and close off the rend. Eels eat the flesh, but lose interest in the bone.

Noreak uses Word of Suppression aimed at the knuckle. It's taking too long so Fade summons his shadow twin to punch the bone. Durga gets extremely impatient and jumps back into the portal, hits the bone, and it shatters. The claw gets pulled through to our realm. Fade Shadow Jr. loses a finger. We bring the talon back to Blanche to create new weapons out of its material.

Meet Misty, listen to "I'm Not a Slave 4 U" (5/29/15)

We have to leave Blanche. We don't know what's up with Nave, so Sered puts Anastasia (a parliament member) in charge of the city while we are gone. Fade has been developing a relationship with his horse Misty.

After one day of highway horse travel, we set up camp past the prairie in the woods. At the end of the third day we get attacked by a basic bitch, a nerd, a junkie, and two other creeps with warhammers.

The Veknacult attacks us to get the Prothumia. On the fourth day we get to the temple. The Githzerai siblings and Durga get a drink. Noreak and Sered head to the temple where they encounter Ohad, a high priest and librarian.

Ioun is realmmates with "Caroline & Paypal". Sered negotiates with Ohad since he can't do the ritual to contact Ioun. Ohad wants to put the book in the opulent library, but in the restricted section. Sered is concerned about what happens if the Veknacult comes and beats up the priests. As a compromise, they agree to give the book to Ioun as an offering. Noreak performs Flames of Purity, but the book won't light on fight. Sered tries Purging Flame then Balefire- it all just falls into a mountain.

Meanwhile at the bar...Fade and Aceldama confirm that they are siblings and they share the love of Githzerai hits such as "I Don't Want No Slaves" and "I'm Not a Slave 4 U". Durga whips out her boobs.

The crew climbs down the path from the Eye of Vireo. Misty the Black Stallion has to stay behind. We encounter Volar and some Paladins who found the Prothumia. Durga uses some titty-diplomacy. Volar wants the knowledge shared with everyone. Concerns about counterspells, and then Fade announces that "it had been a while" since we all went to church.

Volar and the group passes by. Durga, Sered, and Aceldama run up to the temple and hang out in the stacks. Meanwhile Noreak and Fade sneak and follow behind them.

Volar gives Ohad the book. Ohad thinks that not all knowledge should be public, and reiterates that it should be placed in a restricted area. We kill everyone in the library, except Ohad, who we still want to talk to. Consequences?? Cliffhanger...