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Bebbux - Summaries

Key Points:

Notes for All:

  • Current summary for concurrent story arc: Wedding Crashers.
  • Previous three summarized sessions from newest to oldest: RRTI - Leg C, RRTI - Leg B, and RRTI - Leg A.
  • Please remember to wash snails well before cooking, and unlike lobster, they should be cooked alive.

Session: 20180810c

  • We begin with one group heading off and away to the wedding while the other group remains behind to wait in Ghostwood Domain. If you haven't noticed from all the links, we now have two different concurrent story arcs, and if you hadn't noticed from the title, this is the page for the group left behind. Well, or at least noticed the title is not Wedding Crashers but rather, once you add a delicious tomato garlic sauce, a Maltese delicacy. Moving on?
  • Speaking of food, where did Indigo? Off to grab second breakfast with the guards? That's fine, but now that first breakfast is done for the rest of us, what do we do? We're feeling a bit sluggish, but we'll figure it out.
    1. Knave does briefly appear again, singing some not-at-all-mysterious song, and isn't very helpful beyond telling the group that there are shops in the village.
    2. While outside is a given, the question is how do we get outside? While Shi goes towards the door where she feels a breeze, Kel tagging along, Foto and Kenna decide to try going back out they way they came. Neith and Shur catch up with them. That way makes the most sense so why wouldn't they succeed? Well...
    3. Actually they do. The doors aren't locked, the guard lets them know they're free to wander to the village, and yeah, don't worry the castle is haunted. So where did Shi and Kel end up?
    4. They find the arrow slits, and can see the courtyard, but they're stuck in that section of the castle, not that Kel seems to mind. But the wolves find them (wall separating them), and Shur finds the wolves, and in short tells the pair the correct way to get outside. Once Ilero unlocks the door that locked behind them. Probably important to keep in mind.
    5. By the way, where did Tiberius and Treble go...?
  • Walk to the village with wolves and dog in toe is uneventful, if a bit slow, before they come to their first stop: a tavern. While Shi and Foto wait outside, they rest go inside for a drink.
    1. And some dirty talk courtesy of Shur and the flirtatious barkeep. Also some talk about relationships and Kel. And some talk about the happenings of the village.
    2. In short, guards have disappeared into the forest. Possibly gypsies, too, as the guards were going after them for some reason. Apparently lots of things have been darker since the Count's wife (who neither barkeep nor Shur had ever seen) died. No one knows how she died. The Count is still openly loyal to Queen Willimina and the war hasn't been near there. Roads are open for trade, and barkeep doesn't know what Jistille is.
  • They leave with the possible destinations of the druggist, glass maker, wood worker, locksmith, and leather maker. No fletcher as the castle has their own. Where to go first?
    1. Pretty boy Kel visits the locksmith, fails to flirt well, and leaves with the possibility of the Count finding out later that Kel wanted to know how to unpick the castle locks.
    2. Leather shop has an interesting giant snail hide that came in two weeks ago currently curing in the shed. While not sure what is going to be made out of it, this could be important information later...
    3. Although, to note, "Ghakruxu" is often recommended for earlier noted delicacy, not Achatinidae (which is not naturally found near Malta anyways) BUT that said, Achatinidae apparently make for good pets (and good invasive pests).
    4. Anyhow, yes, lots of people come through town but not many stay. Next shop?
    5. The trip to the druggist is very short as he quickly lets Shi and Kenna know how he feels about those who are "less than human," and while a little girl offers to help them as they leave, they decide the shop isn't worth their business.
  • Done with shopping and not in the best of moods, the group starts making their way back to the castle. They don't get too far before being intercepted by a male gypsy who invites the ladies to dinner and dancing under the stars. Sounds lovely to at least one of them!
    1. But not Kel who is definitely male even if he is pretty. To be fair, it was a group invitation and that also includes the wolves. Better hanging out with gypsies outside than inside a haunted vampire's castle, right? Shi thinks so.
  • Finding a nice cliffhanger, we leave it there for the night. Is it really just dancing with gypsies? Will Kel continue to be daft? Is there enough soap in the world to wash away that conversation at the tavern? And why are snails and Fleetwood Mac so important?
    1. As always, find out next week! Er, well, to be fair, with two storylines it might not always be next week, but this time it will be next week. Have a good one!

Quotes of the Night:

[Master] I am never upset by those who can't because of other events
[Master] everyone is important
[Carissa] You mean we're allowed to have lives?
[Master] I did not say that

[Shurkural]] (TMO) looks around again. "Who said that? Where are you?"
[Guard #5 (Master)] Don't worry the castle is haunted

[Shurkural]] (TMO) takes a taste of her beer.
[Master] beer is barely decent
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (It's beerable)
Shurkural (TMO)] (barley decent)
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (Not hoppin)
[Kel (MarioVacation)] (what the ale do you know about beer?)
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (My knowledge pales in comparison)
[barkeep (Master)] Do you have a good head for it?
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (Be sure to draft a good response)

Kel (MarioVacation)] ever been in the dangerous woods?
[barkeep (Master)] where else would we get our wood?
Shurkural (TMO)] You have trouble getting wood? And here I thought you said it'd be exciting.

[Gypsy Male (Master)] How are you ladies this evening
[Kel (MarioVacation)] um, Iím right here
Gypsy Male (Master) glances over at Kel
[Kel (MarioVacation)] although pretty, I am still very much a male

Session: 20180817c

  • The night starts with still another party split as half are at the castle and the others are off dancing with gypsies, but we're getting ahead of ourselves. While the group was in town, what were the others doing?
    1. Playing games, apparently. While Indigo and Tiberius were off gambling with the guards, the others played with each other (except Miranda who decided to read). They are still playing when Indigo and Tiberius return.
    2. ...but the game isn't going well as apparently Wu is winning everyone's coin. And Treble is getting in trouble, and the apprentices are being apprentices. Hey is there a tower somewhere?
    3. Ilero and Miranda briefly go to the tower, they return and everyone eats and drinks, and then after hearing about the guards disappearing they decide some of them should look for the other group. After they eat and drink and have seconds, of course. No rush, right?
    4. And no, we still don't know if the gypsies are welcomed or not.
  • As the other group follows the gypsy to camp, Kel worries about keeping their guard up and Shur lets them know how she feels when men talk to her like that barkeeper did. In short, if you hear cursing or screaming (from them), she doesn't like it.
  • They arrive, safe and sound, at the gypsy camp where the Wisewoman greets them, they're told there is always time for dancing, and Wisewoman Sunflower quickly convinces Ithil to go sit with her? Shi doesn't know how she feels about that.
    1. Then again, it does get the elves closer to come talk to her. Only for Shi to be told she can't keep the wolves as children forever. Ouch. Not like she doesn't know. They talk of animal friends including Arnn, traveling, Kel wanting to go home, who their real friends are, and how Kel might be worth keeping around as a .....friend.
    2. A friend? They're more than that, aren't they? Shi cannot backup Kel's claims as she's whisked away by a gypsy for the dancing she was promised. And though he tries, Wisewoman Sunflower won't elaborate (although good guess it's reference to his relationship-destroying secret).
    3. Shur, beckoned over before Shi was whisked off, does ask if Kel is really an elf with how grouchy and dwarf-like he acts. He is not amused, but her plan to make Kel dance is ruined when a gypsy comes to take her away to dance. It's fine. Soon Kel is busy talking to the girl gypsies and kind of enjoying himself.
  • Eventually Wisewoman Sunflower calls them all back for dinner and storytelling. Not by her, of course. Which one of you are up for telling a tale? Hmm? She looks pointedly at Shi, Kel, and Qui, and while Shur offers the potential of telling stories about Ilero, Shi steps up to the plate.
    1. A little back and forth confusion on which story to tell, they settle on one of love and loss (and horror if you're an elf): The Legend of Fionna Casilltenirra.
    2. A cheerful story indeed! But now you can see the difference between trusting and understanding a vampire, right, Kel? Yet another conversation by the Wisewoman that goes over his head.
    3. Wisewoman Sunflower follows with her own tale of a maiden with hair of silver, who sought to find true love, and came to a castle in the Mist in search of such things.
    4. ...wait that's the whole story? No, not all stories are finished (hint hint?). By the way, did you know the moons will both be a crescent tonight? And is there any other type of story than one of love and loss?
    5. Anyways, do you tell fortunes? It depends on what you want to know, Shur. If you'll have children, be happy, how you'll die, what? Well, either way, the Wisewoman would need a bit of blood before she can tell a fortune. Specifically Ilero's blood as that's who fortune Shur might want to know. Shur will think about it.
    6. Wisewoman Sunflower moves her attention to Mercy and wondering why she is there. After hearing her story, Wisewoman Sunflower tells Mercy she thinks she will help her parents be strong. If they trust.
    7. Moving on, what's Kel's tale of love and loss? Oh yes, Ellidor. He says he won't suffer that loss again, but if we have love, don't we have loss (see a theme here, yet?)?
    8. Before the night wraps up, Shi sits down with Ithil and the other wolves, apologizing for treating them like children. Ithil tells her he wants to run away, run from here. She doesn't know if he means to get away from something scary or to make it on his own, but it doesn't matter either way. Shi lets him know it's okay if he wants to run, but only if he takes the rest of the pack with him. Although he whines, she says it's not a decision she can make for him, only that she won't be upset at him if he chooses to leave.
  • So much cheer tonight! But maybe it's time you go back to the castle, yes? Good idea! Maybe. Even thought there is a cavern right nearby that fits the whole theme of the night that we could maybe explore ...but no, because why would we?
    1. The few who left the castle meet up with the others without a problem. There is a pause still waiting to see if we're going to the caverns. Castle it still is probably because nobody told Tiberius about the caverns for him to run off to for exploring? They make it back safely.
    2. Although to mention in that short walk, Shur tells Ilero about the possibility of finding out his fortune (he'll think on it) and Shi has one more chat with the wolves to reassure them that she won't be upset with whatever choice they make.
  • So what next? Considering the big hints being toss our way (DEX check failed, though), we'll probably be at the caverns soon enough. It's not like the moons will only be crescent on a single night. Devil's Horns and/or Lover's Heart, depending on the place and situation. One way to find out, right?
    1. ....although rumors say the caverns have been haunted for many years with the remains of former servants of the Count.
    2. Sounds like fun! See you all next week!

Quotes of the Night:

[Penelope (Master)] lots of people are wary of wolves
[Penelope (Master)] Shepards tending their flocks
[Penelope (Master)] people who live in straw houses

[Johan the Apprentice (Carissa)] (Keeping a baby out that late, though? We'd probably expect some returning, right?)
[Jon the sailor (MarioCS)] (LOL, we traveled forever with the baby through swamp, and NOW we worry it's out late?!)

[Wisewoman Sunflower (Master)] What brings you two children of the forest here?
[Kel (MarioCS)] Shi?
QuiFon Ruminell (JohnAA)] (I think you mean Shi!)

[Wisewoman Sunflower (Master)] The moons will both be a crescent tonight
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] A crescent?
[Wisewoman Sunflower (Master)] two
Shi'Nynze (Carissa) frown, "Does that mean something?"
QuiFon Ruminell (JohnAA)] Parenthetically, maybe

[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] Not sure he'd want to know it...but might not be bad to know.
Shi'Nynze (Carissa) shrugs, "But you know him best to know if you should try to seek it."
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (Ya know?)
[Indigo (Lisa)] (I know that you know that I know what you know)
Shurkural (TMO)] (I know.)

[Wisewoman Sunflower (Master)] what would he be afraid of?
Shurkural (TMO)] Fate, I think. Maybe the gods.
[Wisewoman Sunflower (Master)] Only those who care in them are affected by the gods

[Indigo (Lisa)] (we didn't go in the caverns - I bet they'll be crescent for a day or two)
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (Also didn't Knave tells us not to go there?)
[Indigo (Lisa)] (everyone will tell you not to go there)
Ilero (TMO)] (it's like catnip to adventurers)
[Indigo (Lisa)] (no one will say hey go into the cave of doom)
[Indigo (Lisa)] (except maybe Branadarus)
Ilero (TMO)] (it's a well-known fact that all adventurers are actually operating on death wishes)

[Master] I have decided to be optimistic - 2023
[Carissa] Well hindsight is 2020

Session: 20180824c

The night starts with BOB announcing that due to a state of complete relaxation, he is prepared to react to what we choose. Our Game Master is turning into our Zen Master. Choices. Letís make that the theme of the night. OK

  • First Choice: Pancakes. Indigo chooses the breakfast meal at which, as a side dish, the Head Steward gets grilled.
    1. Whatís up with those crescent moons? Other than the name of a cavern, the staff ainít talkiní.
    2. The caverns are haunted. (Tell us something we donít know). Steward doesnít know of any secret doors between the dungeons and the caverns. He doesnít know whatís in those caverns. All he does know is some who go there never return (insert ghostly sound effect here) and some do return but are disappointed. Disappointed they returned to Ghostwood?
    3. The guards never returned, but they went missing in the woods and not in the caverns. 15 guards (yes 15, see quote below) were sent to chase after thieves. Where? In the woods. What did they steal? Steward cannot say. When? Two weeks ago. Hard to track tracks that old. Steward will look for any notes on the mission.
  • Next Choices: Eddie choose food and the wolves choose to run. Where? Away. And Shiís invited. Shi invites the group to join them. Leaving the apprentices, Jon and Wu behind, the rest of the group heads out to follow the wolves.
    1. But really, where are we going? Through the woods to the river, which is a disturbing shade of red. It is called the Crimson River, so perhaps this was to be expected. The wolves lap it up so Shi and Indigo do too. It tastes like Ö water.
  • Next Choice: Swimming. First goes the wolves. Then Branadarus and Indigo. Kell tries to hitch a piggyback ride on Tiberius but gets an impromptu swimming lesson in the process. Shi hitches a safer ride on Anor and now the party is split with a red river between them. Good thing Branadarus spots the bridge we crossed over the day before so the party split was but a brief moment in time.
  • Next Choice: Gypsy Visit. Note: This choice was followed by the ďvery wellĒ of disappointment from BOB since we are heading in the direction of the castle again instead of the Caverns of the Crescent Moons. Oh well.
    1. Gypsy Indigo (not Indigo Indigo) tells them that Wisewoman Sunflower has not let the caravan travel since the war broke out. If only they had some barges, they could go up river and leave this place.
    2. What were we here for? Oh yeah. What do you know about the missing guards in the woods. We find out the woods are haunted.
      1. Just to sum up. The woods are haunted. The castle is haunted. The Cavern is haunted. Is there anything in the Ghostwood Domain that is NOT haunted? Now, that would be a quest!
    3. There was a commotion in the woods a few days ago. There is something new in the woods. This new thing is silent. It leaves trails that start and end mysteriously. Nothing in the trees. The trails donít come near the gypsy camp, but have been seen near the Cavern, near the castle, and along that red river we were just at. The trails are not really trails, but crushed brush. But sometimes there seems to be something in the dirt like a trail.
    4. Shi then remembers her visit to the leathermaker and the enormous snail hide she saw there. Could this something new be a giant snail? The group discussed snail-like traits and whether the thief in question was the snail or just the getaway creature for the thief or thieves.
    5. Do giant snails move faster than regular snails? Who knows? Maybe. If wishes were kisses Ö SMOOCH! Gypsy Indigo lays one on Shi much to her surprise and that of the rest of the group.
  • Next Choice: Anger. Kel chooses to be livid over gypsies being gypsies when they are being gypsies with his girl. Others try to tell him a kiss is just a kiss and he should maybe relax a little. This causes Kelís anger to spill over to anyone not as angry as he is. Gypsy Indigo notes that Kel is the unhappiest elf ever and more Ďis Kel really a dwarf?í teasing ensues. These comments do nothing to lighten Kelís outward mood. Nor does Shurís kissing of Kel to even the score. Though Kel does whisper to Shur that his anger and blustering about is partially a tactic to show Shi how much he cares about her. Unfortunately, if Shur is the only one that knows Kel is trying to convince Shi that he cares about her, everyone else thinks heís just being a grumpy, unreasonable, jealous dwarf-elf.
  • Last Choice: Cavern of the Two Crescents. Seeing no mysterious trails on the road to the castle, the group heads to the cliffs to find the Cavern of DOOOOM! Errr Ö Two Crescents. With that last decision, the clock strikes 2:15 PM and KloOge crashes for the third time and BOB chooses to call it a night. Itís almost time to call it a night anyway.

Into the caverns next week. We can only hope that with the possibility of snails to kill, Kel's mood shall improve.

Quotes of the Night:

[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (We're going into the Cavern of the Crescent Moons on the night of the crescent moons since they're crescent on more than a single night.)

Miranda Paige (JohnAA)] As long as we have a plan
[Kel (MarioCS)] Plan: traipse through woods looking for remains or treasure, whichever comes first
Shurkural (TMO)] Traipse?
[Shurkural]] (TMO) looks confused.
[Kel (MarioCS)] like frolic, just not as dainty

[Kel (MarioCS)] May I ask, how many guards went missing? one, Two?...
[Neith of Inholt (mharm-15549)] (two hundred...)
[Kel (MarioCS)] Three? ah ah ahh
[Head Steward (Master)] 15
Kel (MarioCS) startled
Neith of Inholt (mharm-15549) look surprised
[Indigo (Lisa)] 15 guards???
[Neith of Inholt (mharm-15549)] 15?
[Kel (MarioCS)] wow, thatís a lot to go down in one mission
[Miranda Paige]] (JohnAA) looks shocked
[Neith of Inholt (mharm-15549)] ?!?!@
Miranda Paige (JohnAA)] Are you sure you know how to count?

Ilero (TMO)] Why we crossing?
Miranda Paige (JohnAA)] to get to the other side
Miranda Paige (JohnAA)] Obviously
Ilero (TMO)] Trees t'ere, trees here. Whoopie.

Shi'Nynze (Carissa) shakes head, "I was following the wolves. I honestly thought they'd stop at the river...
Miranda Paige (JohnAA)] They Pawsed

[Gypsy Indigo (Master)] OH Branwyn is getting married?
[Indigo (Lisa)] She married him!
Indigo (Lisa) jerks a thumb in Branadarus' direction
[Gypsy Indigo (Master)] Is he brave?
Shurkural (TMO)] He married her, didn't he?

[Gypsy Indigo (Master)] What could they have stolen?
[Gypsy Indigo (Master)] must be valuable
[Kel (MarioCS)] I wonder if the Count is missing a chair

[Kel (MarioCS)] our wonderful priestess can speak with animals
Kel (MarioCS) whispers "and she's bute too"
[Kel (MarioCS)] *cute
[Kel (MarioCS)] (not a brute)
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (read that as brute at first. Ouch lol)
Ilero (TMO)] (I read it as 'Beaut')
[Gypsy Indigo (Master)] (Shi is the brute squad)
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (A cute brute of a beaut?)

Shurkural (TMO)] (to the cliffs!)
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (Cliff's away!)
Shurkural (TMO)] (anyone got any cliff notes?)
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (Only a cliff bar)

Session: 20180831c

Note: The night starts with BOB reminding us of the Birthday Game on Saturday September 15th Noon to Midnight EDT. Hope to see everyone there for at least part of the time, if not all day and night! BOB is planning the wedding encounters, so if you can only make it during certain times, please let him know so he can plan appropriately.

Mario gets a special award this week for being the player to log in at the furthest distance from Game Central (BOBís house). Mario is currently on vacation in Australia and still logged in for a portion of the evening. That is dedication!

Last week we did a lot of talking. This week things got changed up, we played late and the night was full of blood-sucking action! The night can basically be broken up into our three encounters

  • First Encounter: Saving Indigo from a Water Elemental. The first 10 minutes of Cavern Time.

No sooner does the group decide to take the straight path at the entrance of the caverns, Indigo spots a well to the right and canít resist investigating. It will only take a moment. As he greets the well with a friendly hello, a watery arm reaches up, wraps itself around Indigo and pulls him in. Along with the only light source. QuiFon attempts to rescue Indigo despite the blackness of the cavern but ends up falling in after him. Good thing they both can swim!

Kel, who canít swim, ties a rope around himself and prepares to dive in. Miranda casts a water breathing spell on Kel and Branadarus, who then tells Kel to hold the rope and dives in without him. Kel holds the rope. Branadarus pulls Indigo out and jumps back in. Shur also dives in. Shur grabs Qui from one side and Branadarus from the other and the three all emerge from the well safe and sound with help from Ilero at the wellís edge and Kel and Neith as the holders of the rope.

  • Second Encounter: Hallway Full of Stirges. The next 10 minutes of Cavern Time.

Ilero takes the lead and a stealthier approach along the passageway straight ahead from the entrance. Not stealthy enough what with the light beacon and all. And a dozen stirges come to say hello and obtain blood donations from Ilero and QuiFon. Ilero employs the dodge and weave defense strategy and is very successful with only a couple being able to latch on for a free drink. Qui takes a more brass knuckles kind of approach to his stirges. Things are going well as we fill up the passageway with people fighting off the stirges on Ilero and Qui. But the smell of blood acts like a dinner bell to the centipedes who eagerly start to approach looking for table scraps. We kill the two greediest ones and toss the carcasses into the open room at the end of the passage.

Now that the danger has subsided, we open the passage bottleneck and take a look at the large room we fought our way into. This room is so large the continual light items do not illuminate the entire room, denying us information regarding other entrances, how many creatures are in the shadows, etc. What do we know? There are trees, branches, and debris scattered all over. Shur spots several foot prints that tracked across some sort of slime-like trail. We canít quite figure out what men or snails would want to be in this room or what they were doing. We also donít think standing around killing possibly dozens upon dozens more stirges and centipedes is a good strategy now. So letís go back and check another passage.

  • Third Encounter: Another Room Full of Stirges. The next 10 minutes of Cavern Time.

We follow Ilero again down another passage and we find? More stirges. They still attack Ilero because he is so delicious. But these stirges are looking for a little wolfís blood. Everyone is able to fend off the stirges except poor Galad who starts to die. Luckily Shur was there to kill the blood-sucking stirge and Shi was immediately able to bind the poor pupís wounds.

With Galad unconscious and needing to be carried, and nothing but stirges seemingly in all directions, he suggests we head back to the castle. Shi thinks maybe we should go back to the gypsy camp instead. This might be a good thing to discuss when we regroup next Friday. See OOC page for pre-IC discussion.

Quotes of the Night:

[Kel (Mario-yoga)] (its three rounds that Indigo is underwater, we may be reaching critical timing for him now)
Miranda Paige (JohnAA)] (but he is an Admiral)
[Indigo (Lisa)] (does an admiral go down with the ship like a captain?)
[Kel (Mario-yoga)] (yes, but from behind a desk)

[Indigo (Lisa)] (it's like we're travelling through someone's digestive system)
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (we can stomach going a little farther)
[Master] sorry all my comebacks are scatological
Ilero (TMO)] (we'll just run to the end until we're all pooped out)
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (any comebacks I have are in the shitter)

[Master] Stirge #15, Stirge #16, Stirge #14, Stirge #17, Stirge #10, Stirge #13, Stirge #12 and Stirge #11 moved 30'04".
Ilero (TMO)] Ahh, not again
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] Again?
[Indigo (Lisa)] I think this is what the Steward meant about the people that did come back being disappointed

A thank you again to Lisa for writing up the summaries the past two weeks for keeping up with the Playlist. Always love seeing another take on summaries! Gives me good ideas for writing. Er, when I have the time to actually put effort into writing! :)

- Carissa

Session: 20180907c

  • Here is a quick summary of vital information for your everyday life:
    1. Galad is now walking wounded thanks to Kenna and being carried back to the castle by Kel. And yes, Galad and Ithil are boys. Anor is a girl. Good now?
    2. Tiberius once brought home a priestess who could cause bones to crumble to dust. His mother did not like her much. If she's still alive, it might be worth finding her one day in the future when evil witch vampire mother queen becomes a problem again.
    3. They find a pool of ick. It looks like normal water, and is full of silverware with the Drake family crest on it and a random partially broken giant shell, but still, ick. Also Tiberius finds it fun to be able to breath underwater.
    4. The shell does roll and does roll over Eddie. Eddie is fine after a little healing, but the shell is not. It broke into several pieces.
    5. More stirges attack as they explore because this is the Cavern of Disappointment.
    6. Bits of gravel become pieces of crushes shell as they explore. Tiberius wants someone to toss a fireball, but he also wants treasure. Indigo points out that fire might burn treasure. No fireballs for now.
    7. Neith summons a spiritual stirge with a stirge beak. It explores. There are living things and more disappointment ahead.
    8. Disappointment in the form of centipedes. No one gets paralyzed, so yay?
    9. Mysterious moving torches in the distance appear for a short time and then disappear. Left in their place? A dead(?) body. Also another partially broken shell.
    10. The dead(?) body is Seewick, sister of Bewick, therefore indirect friend of Indigo. She's naked save for her feather necklace. Don't swanmays also need their feather cloak to transform? Also is she really dead? As in, is she dead, and if she is dead, will she stay dead?
  • So what now? Indigo can't leave her just lying there dead(?) but those torches are worth following. Who will stay and who will go? Find out next week!

Quotes of the Night:

Ilero (TMO)] (just making sure the water in the well wasn't wandering)
[mharm-15549] well that's a horror story for you TMO
[Master] wandering well water won't wait with welcoming waves

[Lord Branadarus (Master)] Did Jennevive do skeletons?
[Lord Branadarus (Master)] to the skeletons?
[Indigo (Lisa)] Jennevive doesn't fight unless she has to
Shurkural (TMO)] She likes a bone or two though

[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] Anything of interest?
[Indigo (Lisa)] Nope. Just a bunch of broken shells
[Neith of Inholt (mharm-15549)] "Not really. Found a bunch of shells on the ground, but no living things."
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] Not even haunted shells?
Ilero (TMO)] Ghosts in t'e shells?

[Indigo (Lisa)] (another stomach! did we get swallowed by a cow?)
[Carissa] (A bit of rumination and we might figure this out)
Ilero (TMO)] (ok, THAT gets a groan from me)
[Indigo (Lisa)] (Alimentary dear Watson!)

[Master] torches bob
[Neith of Inholt (mharm-15549)] ???
[Neith of Inholt (mharm-15549)] Third person what now?
[Neith of Inholt (mharm-15549)] Oh
[Neith of Inholt (mharm-15549)] As in wave
[Neith of Inholt (mharm-15549)] not yourself
[Neith of Inholt (mharm-15549)] my bad
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (Hahaha not just you)
[Indigo (Lisa)] (LOL)
[Neith of Inholt (mharm-15549)] I mean. Sometimes I wanna torch Bob
[Neith of Inholt (mharm-15549)] :)
[Indigo (Lisa)] (me too - took me a minute)

Session: 20180914c

To be done

Session: 20180915c

Birthday Game 2018 - Session Summary

Session: 20180928c

  • So after a very eventful birthday game, how will this session turn out? I think we figuratively and literally hit rock bottom last time so things can only improve, yes? Yes. Kind of.
  • After some maths and clarification, we figure out how stone shape allowed the group to get across that stupid trap. The room they went in is a dead-end, of course. The only area not explored has an injured scorpion (or more) lying in wait. We have dead and walking wounded. Plan? Bring the others back across the pit, back to the castle, and back to safety.
    1. And no, the wisps are not visible now as they fed plenty on Qui's death and Shi's almost death so they are fat and happy for the moment. Does that mean they were feeding off Seewick earlier?
    2. Also as Ilero surveys the situation and curses that more people got badly hurt and killed under his command, he swears he hears Branwyn from far away saying, "Welcome to my world."
    3. Rest in Peace, QuiFon, Priest of Fate, who is with Procog and does not wish to return. We'll see you off properly once we stop almost dying ourselves.
  • Back at the castle, the group regroups and catches everyone up on everything. Indigo requests that we save Seewick first so we don't have to raise her, too. Penelope needs to rest so don't wake her until we will really wake her which can't be until after Seewick is saved. I think.
    1. Conversation follows about how dwarves prefer to be remembered (if we were elsewhere, we'd leave his body where it is, but with all the undead around it's decided to burn it later), how long we can wait to try to save Penelope, if Seewick is really dead and where Kel was when he died, and how Indigo is going to demand answers from the guards and/or castle servants. Wait, what?
  • Of course Indigo is still angry. The others try to talk him down from calling in the Stewart and tying him to a chair. Or fighting off the castle staff as they try to find the cloak. Ilero convinces Indigo to wait while he and Kel sneak wander around the castle. Tiberius convinces Indigo to nap. Shi is told to guard since elves are good at keeping time and can wake them in an hour. Hint, hint. HINT. Howard is told by Indigo to wake them in an hour. Tiberius glares at Howard. Again. An hour, no later. HINT.
  • Not long after napping, Knave comes in to welcome the group back and announce that dinner will be served. Somehow Shi ends up doing the polite interrogation small talk?
    1. In short (maybe), the Stewart apparently knows everything, Knave doesn't come across as being the smartest, and that conversation was not as helpful as we hoped.
    2. But in summary, we find out that that the giant snails showed up in the area about 5 or 10 years ago, there is little in the way of healing at the castle as they just tend to sleep and recover, he isn't surprised by their dead and wounded since he knew they went to the Caves and the Forest (the staff has tried to keep an eye on them), the Count insists his guests get what they need but they won't assist unless asked, the castle witnesses death inside the castle only when the Master wishes it (and keeps most his prisoners in the dungeons), and only the Count can choose who dies, Knave wasn't there when the Master's wife died two weeks ago right before he left (and the Count only told them she died not how), the Stewart says the Count was upset by it, Knave says we'd have to ask the (still absent) Master why he didn't bring his wife back to life, argues that if the dead aren't in paradise they deserved what they got, the crypt (same level as the one offered for Qui) is still not done and a statue was commissioned for his wife, three more guards died and the attacks only happened after the Count left, Knave only leaves the castle to greet guests, and the Count always ensures Knave knows what to do. So...thrall? Just saying.
    3. When Knave briefly disappears, Johan points out that Knave never appeared when they were at the castle gambling all day yesterday, that it was a servant who brought in food and drinks, wine and more wine, and only showed up when the group returned. He thinks he's watching and spying on them, possibly through the murder holes. Is he the Count in disguise? A quick look in the mirror does reveal that Knave has a reflection, but it doesn't explain how he heals so quickly. And sadly, Kel's good aim with the salt shaker is somehow actually caught by Knave so we don't know if he's a snail in disguise, either.
    4. Knave agrees to a tour of the castle, bringing QuiFon's body to the crypt, getting a mirror for Shi, and telling the Stewart we want to talk to him.
    5. Another maybe important point is simply that Stanley was changed into a vampire three years ago, was not married, but wanted a wife and heirs.
    6. Also Ilero accidentally confirmed for Knave that we went into the caves (he claims he was guessing we did), while Shi tries to backtrack and claim they briefly went in after Eddie the Dog who is clearly not as smart as the wolves. Knave seems skeptical, but nothing more. Who can argue with that logic, right? Right...
  • During all that polite interrogation small talk, Ilero slips out to talk to the guards and is directed to the tower where the injured party can be found. Kel joins Ilero as he slips back by the room.
    1. They make it to the seventh level and the barracks and find out it was Thorbert and two others who died. Too bad they don't know where his hidden stash, presumably of money but maybe something else, is (and neither can Kel find it).
    2. The guard tells Ilero they were on the road crossing the bridge when he heard screaming. He went to the water thinking it was under the bridge, but that did not help. He didn't see whatever attacked them nor did any of the others, but suggests they go to the bridge at midnight to maybe find out what it was.
  • Meanwhile, while the boys are gone, Howard goes to try to wake up Indigo. He's a bit late, but no one really tries to stop him. And we are quickly reminded of another way to distract Indigo: food. Only a bit obvious. Ouch.
    1. Howard is also finally given a chance to talk a little more about himself when still irritated Shi points out that thoughtful Howard (who is getting food for Indigo) would make a better priest than Knave who didn't flinch at the wounded and dead. Although he states his Father did try turning him into being a priest (and fighter and scholar) and he failed, but at least magic seems to be working out well. Shi meanwhile is confused why someone would be forced to find their talent. Sometimes it just takes a few decades (centuries, even!) to find your talent. And you're supposed to do what you're told? So confused, that elf.
  • Before morning arrives, Ilero watches the bridge from the tower, but sees nothing at midnight (maybe because it's dark?) and middle of the night snooping of Kel and Ilero turn up nothing (except maybe a floorplan? hint hint). So where does that leave us? TMO sums it up the threads of the plot:
    1. Someone steals something from the castle. Ms Count dies (before or after?). 15 guards chasing thief/thieves all killed in Forest (did they steal Seewick herself?). Knave starts at castle (need confirmation), Seewick is found not-quite-dead in the caverns. Man/Snails have been around for 5-10 years (increased sighting of them, though?) as well as giant scorpions. Random silverware is found in a pond in caves. Count is gone right after Seewick dies and apparently is not back yet. Count is also a vampire. Seewick is/was a swanmay. She says her husband took her cloak during the seance (did confirm). Count is supposedly building a tomb for Ms Count with a big statue in the crypts. Swanmays are forces for good in the wilderness. Do the gypsies fit into this somewhere? And the only other swanmay encountered over the last 25 years was Gretchen Itang.
    2. Also BOB claims no one turned into a snail during the night because no one was injured by the young man that ran away. Wait, what again? Well he's not saying were-snail is really a thing (or he's not saying the river isn't cursed), but he is saying we found several shells and a young man that could apparently change what he looked like.
  • In conclusion (and confusion), BOB says he thinks we have a much better understanding now?(???). Yes, we understand that we don't understand!
    1. And the only hint he gives is that we might have missed is IF Seewick was in the caves for two weeks what protected her from being damaged? We did detect magic so actually the answer of magic is probably not right. Perhaps she was trying to protect the snails/snailmen and they are trying to protect her in turn?
  • So in conflusion, tune in two weeks from now to find out!
    1. And yes, that is now a real word. Urban Dictionary says so (and defines it correctly, no worries).
    2. And feel free to try to untangle those threads in the discussion over here.

Quotes of the Night:

[Lisa] this lil light of mine
[Lisa] I'm gonna let it shine
Ilero (TMO)] (I've heard that song enough already, thx. :P )
[Lisa] at least I didn't link it
Ilero (TMO)] 3
Ilero (TMO)] 2
Ilero (TMO)] 1
Ilero (TMO)] ...
[Lisa] let it shine
[Lisa] let it shine
[Master] far too easy TMO
[Lisa] let it shine
Ilero (TMO)] (hmm. I was seriously expecting a link at the end of that count. Oh well!)
[Lisa] who needs youtube when you have me :)

Ilero (TMO)] Interrogating t'em make t'em suspicious maybe?
[Indigo (Lisa)] I wasn't going to announce it
[Indigo (Lisa)] Steward comes in
[Indigo (Lisa)] He doesn't come out

[Indigo (Lisa)] (here's another one! tie him to a chair and make him talk!)
Ilero (TMO)] (Indigo is a natural diplomat!)
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (Yeah why wasn't he ambassador? ;) )

[Indigo (Lisa)] (indigo told howard to wake him at 6:15)
[Indigo (Lisa)] (you will have to deal with howard)
[Carissa] Well not going to stop Howard if he does....
[TMO] Ilero has Backstab

[MarioCS] is she Ms. Count?
[MarioCS] maybe there were seven on the bridge, if she is miss Count
[MarioCS] (see what i tried to do there??)
[MarioCS] (anyone??)
[Lisa] sigh
[Carissa] Kinda. A little painful there.
[MarioCS] ('s late!)
TMO bends over and picks up the joke and hands it back to Mario. "I think you dropped this."

[Master] and a young man that could apparently change what he looked like
[Carissa] Okay I know we've accused everyone tonight, but maybe HE was the count? :P
[Carissa] HAHA exactly what went through my head as I typed that!
[Carissa] Except candlestick.
[TMO] eh, I have that card.
TMO shows Carissa the Candlestick
[Carissa] Damn.

[Master] sweet dreams everyone
[Master] to the CHAT LOG!

Session: 20181012c

  • Important Notice: BOB bets 5,000 XP we won't miss any more weeks through "at least January if not into March," and we're going to hold him to that statement. Should we settle on March and up the stakes? And as it wasn't clarified, and I'm writing this, I'm going to interpret it was 5,000 XP each. Agreed? Agreed.
  • So after talking ourselves in circles, Stewart and Knave appear that morning with breakfast. We don't exactly tie them to their chairs, but we do tell them quite forcibly to SIT! Steward shakes his head but complies while Knave is surprised by the fact that Seewick QuiFon is still lying there, dead, on the sideboard.
    1. Confirmation that Steward has a ring to protect him from charm. He points it out and offers it possibly as a way to try to get us to trust him. Knave is rather quiet for the majority of the interrogation intense questioning (though Indigo does kindly tap him with his sword many times to make sure he knows we know he still exists).
    2. In brief summary, Steward says the Count's Wife's cloak was stolen and is why the guards were after. According to him, she went into shock and was put in stasis to keep her alive until the Count returns. He says she was sent to the gypsies to be kept safe, but never arrived as the guards who took her were all killed. While he doesn't know if they love each other, he does know they were married. Steward claims he was sent away by the Count, and when he returned, she was already in her current state. He was sent to make sure no one left the castle. Steward says Knave has been at the castle for four or five years while Knave corrects him and tells him it's been six. And the Count is not in the Domain that he is aware of.
    3. A very interesting though, Ilero asks if Seewick was married before, but Steward doesn't know. During the seance, Seewick did say her husband took her cloak...
    4. Indigo tells Steward that they found Seewick lying naked in the Cavern (but now where she is now). Steward says they only have gold serving ware, and he presumes all four of them (him, Knave, Count, and Seewick) were in the castle when the incident happened. Steward has not left the Domain for more than two years. He believes that yes, her cloak was stolen from her bedroom at night in the very hard to access castle. Count did not actually say where he was going, but Steward has told the staff it was to the Royal Estates. Was he upset? Who knows as he rarely shows emotion. Also yes, Steward knows who Bewick and Ayewick are. Passage between the caves and castle are rumors to Steward who honestly doesn't think there is one.
    5. Quiet Knave finally suggests that maybe they should return to that pool of water where they found the silverware. If treasure is there, maybe the cloak is, too. Also stop hitting him in the head! And Steward points out that if a snail shell was hidden there, there is possible value to it.
    6. Short philosophy lesson: if you kill a swanmay in stasis, and bring her back, she will return human. Also we're not going to try to bring back Penelope yet.
  • With Foto, Shi, and Knave heading to the crypts to give QuiFon rest, the others head back to the caves to search for the cloak in the pool of water. Which pool? Well let's start with the one that didn't try to kill them. After getting some lights and water breathing spells...SPLASH!
    1. And searching and searching. Can you hear Tiberius, Indigo? You can? Nice! But no, other than that cool discovery of talking underwater, no one finds anything except shells of various sizes (hermit crabs?) and two more pieces of silverware. And we also notice the broken pieces of the shell that rolled over Eddie are missing. Next pool?
    2. Okay we're not making that mistake again! We toss various things, including Ilero's stirge puppets, to see if the water element is still present and reacts. It does not. Unfortunately, there is no more water breathing for today so what's the plan?
  • Let Ilero spend the night, alone, in the CAVES OF DOOM! Er, isn't this the same category of our other mistakes?
    1. Guess we'll find out next time. See you then!

Quotes of the Night:

[Carissa] Oh and Kel can try tossing salt at Knave again. Maybe his agility won't be so good in the morning?
[Lisa] maybe start with the pepper and then add salt?
[Carissa] Sure, but salt. Not assault.
[Lisa] we shall see

[Shurkural]] (TMO) keeps looking back and forth at everyone talking with an avid excitement on her face. If popcorn existed, she'd probably be eating some.

[Indigo (Lisa)] How long has Knave been here?
[Head Steward (Master)] four years? I think maybe five by now?
[Kel (MarioCS)] Has he ever been bitten by a snail?
[Knave (Master)] Six actually
Later clarified that he worked there for six years, not bitten six times, but still funny.

Ilero (TMO)] Sorry if we not polite. We here because all diplomats go to wedding and leave us behind.
[Kel (MarioCS)] That explains a lot

[Head Steward (Master)] I do not believe she was just lying in the caves for two weeks
[Kel (MarioCS)] Letís take him there, and see how long he lasts
[Head Steward (Master)] look at how you are after two hours

Kel (MarioCS)] so back to the caverns? We should take the Knave to make sure we 'Have everything we need"
[Kel (MarioCS)] thats his job, right?
Knave (Master)] If you want me to go I will
Kel (MarioCS)] Hah, so you can jst change into a snail and speed away?
[Kel (MarioCS)] wait...
Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (haha)
[Kel (MarioCS)] um...
[Ilero]] (TMO) rolls his eyes at Kel.

[Master] I can arrange giant ticks for you Carissa
[Master] if you want to RP to real life
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (That would...tick me off. HA! Okay I'm good now)
[Master] look at what Giant Scorpions do, how bad could Giant Ticks be?
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (Bloody mess)
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (A ritickulous encounter)
[Brother Fotopoulos (JohnAA)] (your puns suck tonight)
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (I'm going to blame it on altitude sickness)
[Kel (MarioCS)] (wow, the high altitude has affected you in a very punny manner!)
[Master] wow John, way to twist that one
[Kel (MarioCS)] (ok, time's a'tick in')

Session: 20181019c

  • The night starts pretty early with the continuation of this conversation that you have read and kept up with, yes? Good. Let's sum up the rest, then.
    1. Knave claims the only reason Seewick is not dead is because of the Count. They talk briefly about whether or not dwarves are extinct, if Shi collected Qui along the way like she did her wolves, whether the elf or the dwarf came first (Shi admits Qui came first party wise, but elves definitely came first existence wise), that Seewick's resting place was being build before she was sick as it takes years to build it, Seewick is his first wife, Knave's reference to her sickness was her being as she is now, Knave has been to the caves and was changed but will not say how.
    2. Oh and whether or not the crypt can be QuiFon's final resting place is up to the Count.
    3. Things Knave says we must worry about in the caves: drowning, spikes, stirges, scorpions, and black mold that causes bloody coughing in two days before one dies.
    4. After mentioning that snails are in the domain and in the caves, he leaves Shi back with her friends at the door to the main hall. Well at least it ended as a pleasant conversation?
  • Steward greets Shi, also agrees to a possible tour later, and almost makes it out of the chamber before Indigo flags him down. To say Steward is not happy is an understatement.
    1. He does answer a few of Indigo's questions. Another quick summary: the Count questioned the staff while Steward guarded his wife, Steward secured the castle but was not given any answers the Count may have found out, he is unsure if everyone was questioned, and you absolutely will not be allowed in the Count's chambers while he is gone because of course Seewick and him shared the same chamber.
    2. After claiming they are impugning the Count, Steward says he is done and slams the door as he leaves.
    3. Side note: Lisa remembers the mysterious guy Branwyn talked to way back in June.
  • Indigo wonders if the gypsies can find out where the Count went. He asks Kel to sneak around and find something that can be used to locate him. Shur helps guard the door and sings a distraction, Kel finds some hairs on the back cushions of the throne and a small box. He snags both and.... the box starts yelling for the guards.
    1. They toss the screaming box, Shur tries to convince Steward they found it, Steward asks for someone to open it, Shur cannot so Kel tries, it goes quiet and Steward thanks Kel for letting know it was he who stole the box. The Count will decide if he takes one hand or two. Damn.
    2. All that for a note from the gypsies which says, "The secret of life is there ain't no secret, and you don't get your money back."
  • After all that fun, we decide to first visit the leathermaker and ask about the snails in the area.
    1. Leathermaker did somehow make leather out of the snail and enough for a full set of armor. She has never heard of snails that turn into men, ended up crushing the shell of the snail to use in the fireplace, it did not have acid-burning slime, and if we killed a man and he turned into a snail, she would pay for it. Um, still convinced that's murder.
    2. The only person who successfully caught a giant snail was an old ranger named Edge. He lives somewhere in the domain. Important now? Probably not, but maybe later.
    3. And no, the leathermaker knows nothing of feather cloaks, but will make one if we want. And yes, she will make a black collar for an otter since Indigo did leave a deposit in the form of a couple silvers.
  • They buy some wine at the tavern with no problems before heading to the gypsy camp. Before they leave town, Kel does spy through the spyglass three people at the castle (tw on top of the towers and a third on the next floor down), but he cannot see details because distance and the Mist. Who knows who it could be?
    1. No we are not okay as Indigo tells the gypsy, Neith will not make a decision on if she'll leave Mercy with the gypsies without Hugh, Branwyn will have a girl child who may or may not live with the gypsies for some reason (maybe to protect her from mother-in-law?), and Wisewoman is sleeping so we'll have to wait some more.
    2. Oh and if you didn't know, to be a gypsy means to be free to act as you will, and friends and family will not be hurt as they are expected to do the same.
    3. As they wait, Shi and Kel go to look at the treehouse from earlier. It was clearly removed a few hours ago, but neither have the ability to track the footprints. They spot another one, get caught in ropes on the way over, try to climb the tree and fall over, and realize that maybe it's not meant to be so they head back to camp. How embarrassing.
  • So after a little flirting of the gypsy with Shur, Wisewoman Sunflower finally wakes up. Indigo fills her in on all we've learned, she cannot find anything without blood (do vampires have blood??), Knave is known in the village, we should ask the Count about the note we found, she is not aware of Seewick being married before, and in the end she thinks we're confused. No duh?
    1. She knows not to send anyone into the caves and the forest is dangerous, but still will not tell us why. Maybe we're careful enough to be safe? Long story short, nothing more of use from the gypsies.
    2. Oh and we don't need to return to the cave unless we need to save our friend. Lovely.
  • Yes I think at this point we know we're looking for complicated answers to an easy question. Yes I'm positive we are missing pieces of a puzzle. Yes there is a small bit of frustration there and that is a probably understatement.
  • So are back at the castle for dinner, we're told to focus on the cloak, but the story is planned to wrap up next week. Will we find it? Will any of this make sense? Guess we're going to maybe find out.

Quotes of the Night:

[Knave (Master)] He is the only dwarf I have ever seen
[Knave (Master)] I thought they were extinct
[Lisa] now they are

[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (Orison with wis or some other +?)
[Master] trying to raise Kel's wisdom? what is a positive added to a negative? :)
[Kel (MarioCS)] dead straight face
Kel (MarioCS) slow clap
[Kel (MarioCS)] Bravo

[Leatherworker (Master)] I will have that collar ready for you tomorrow Sir
Indigo (Lisa) smiles "Thanks!"
[Indigo (Lisa)] Don't supposed you can make it pink, can you?
[Indigo (Lisa)] Or maybe purple or green?
[Indigo (Lisa)] Some girl color
[Leatherworker (Master)] so black?
[Indigo (Lisa)] Black is a girl color?
[Leatherworker (Master)] every color is a girl color
Shurkural (TMO)] Oo... I think she got you there, Indigo.

Shurkural (TMO)] (out of curiosity Bob, are we roughly hitting the path through this that you kind of expected us to?)
[Master] not at all
[Master] totally redid the Wedding Crashers because of what you have done here
Shurkural (TMO)] (cool! Glad to see we're staying consistent!)

Session: 20181026c

  • Where is Ilero? Still alone in the dark, deadly cave. Maybe we should go get him before we do anything more?
    1. First no, we're not splitting the party. Let's all go to the caves. Good?
    2. Good. Now those that can see in the dark lead the way. Indigo points out how painful it was to have a light shined in your eyes after staying in the dark for hours.
    3. Last we gently let Ilero know we are there. While we don't startle him, he's not exactly quite right after being left alone in the dark for hours, but then, was he ever?
  • Party reunited, it's time to head back to the castle for dinner and a nap because screw it all at this point. Until we run into dear old Knave on the way back. Or, he runs from us because he was "startled", but somehow we convince (threaten?) him to go back into the caves with us.
    1. Ilero tries to convince Knave to look in the well where an elemental likely still rests, Knave doesn't really want to look, and all this subtle threatening finally gets him to mostly talk. Finally! Not like he's a bad liar anyways. Uh, he meant liar. Yeah...
    2. Knave did not kill all those guards, but claims to have found Seewick and brought her to the safety of the caves. According to him, the wisps would draw anyone meaning harm to her away from her. He believes the Count sent her away as a dead body would alarm the staff (in a vampire castle? Really?). Huh, well then.
    3. One contradiction: Knave claims the guards went to the forest looking for her while Steward claims the guards were taking her to the gypsies so who's lying? As Knave points out, if the guards were going to the gypsies then why did they cross the bridge? At the least, Knave will let us take all the credit for trying to save her if we want it.
    4. And yes, he knows something about the shells and acid slime, but also about how to change the subject when he doesn't like it. Also he doesn't sweat. He gets covered with something slightly sticky (and not acidic). So yes, still thinking man turned snail or snail turned man. One way or another, somehow tied to the whole giant snail thing.
    5. Knave walks off alone (and trailed by Ilero) into the cave for a few minutes. No one hears anything (and Ilero isn't discovered), but it's clear when he returns he was crying. Why? Who knows, but probably upset about the broken giant shell. He claims he was returning to see if we told the truth about it. It's valuable to him, but we don't know why.
  • Back to the castle for real this time for dinner and chatters and revivals.
    1. After making up for the earlier fighting, Kenna goes with Indigo to revive Penelope. Is she happy to be back or not? We're not sure, but we did apparently stop her from almost stabbing her mother, and she's surprised by how much Indigo loves her so let that count for something? Certainly going to be interesting with her back.
    2. Related, at dinner, the elves do stress that if it's them, please ask them first, and if you can't find a way to speak with them, then just don't bring them back. Thanks!
    3. Ilero also speaks of death (surprise!) and seeing Surma while in the caves. You know, who guards the gates of Tuonela. Tears apart anyone trying to enter or leave. Tail is a snake? That Surma. Ilero says she Surma doesn't like him because he was supposed to die but Tiera stopped him from dying. He doesn't know where he belongs anymore. Indigo, the ever optimist, says Ilero is a seer and his vision is a good one because he's still needed here! Ilero is not convinced. Oh and though Ilero says the snake tail bit him, they see no marks on his arm. A vision or just darkness-induced madness?
  • Who knows, but with that, we maybe might be finally wrapped up for the moment? We should probably maybe brush up on what's going on with the other group now? Yes? Please?
    1. So how will it all end? Hopefully we'll find out later, after the other group, you know, with all the diplomats, return from their adventure. Until next time!

Quotes of the Night:

[mharm-15549] Here's to a hopefully painless evening
[Lisa] call it - heads or tails for painless?
[Carissa] A flip of the ol' kLoOge.Coin results in: Tails
[Lisa] okay heads
[Lisa] that is what I was typing waiting for someone to call it
[Lisa] so painful evening it is!

Ilero (TMO)] Want to see where Countess is?
[Ilero]] (TMO) points down the passage behind Knave and Kel.
[Knave (Master)] You brought her back to the Castle
[Knave (Master)] you told me that
Ilero (TMO)] Hye said was, not is.
Ilero (TMO)] Countess was back t'ere.
Ilero (TMO)] (at last! a use for an accent!)
Miranda Paige (JohnAA)] (like he understands half your words)

Ilero (TMO)] But we not t'row friends into wells.
[Kel (MarioHome)] no?
[Ilero]] (TMO) grins. "No. T'ey usually jump on t'eir own if t'ey want to."

Shurkural (TMO)] (Shi has Detect Noise?)
Shurkural (TMO)] (THIEF!)
[Master] elven
[Master] but no
Shurkural (TMO)] (CUT OFF HER HAND)
[Master] HAH
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (/me pushes Kel in front of her)
[Shi'Nynze (Carissa)] (....too soon?)
Shurkural (TMO)] (never)
[Kel (MarioHome)] (lol, there will be no lost apendages)
Master raises an eyebrow
[Kel (MarioHome)] (except an eyebrow)

[Indigo (Lisa)] Do you know that the scorpian thing was not Penelope's fault?
[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (i am honestly trying to remember why kenna was so angry. that seems like year before last)
Shurkural (TMO)] (there's been a lot of frustration under the bridge since then)

Session: 20190104c

So technically this chat is filed under Wedding Crashers, but in my mind it really concludes (kind of) Bebbux so Iím putting the summary here. Because I can.

  • While a day has since passed for the group at the castle, the others are on their way back in company of Count Stanley Drake (also known as the Dick of the South; yes Richard is the Dick of the Southwest, er unless I have my directions confused, but I digress). So what does the group talk about?
    1. Marisu and Anastacia talk about killing Therianthropes and whether or not any are worth saving. More specific, Marisu wants to take up Anastaciaís offer and clear her land of those who cannot be saved, but tells Anastacia that she will have final say as she doesnít believe all will need to be killed and some can be cured. So in conclusion, cure if possible, let leave if safe, kill if unsafe. Clear?
    2. Drake speaks up asking if Branwyn thinks Therianthropes cannot be trusted at all. Branwyn thinks so, but Marisu thinks it depends on the situation. Can they control themselves when they changed? For some reason, Drake who was changed into a vampire, cannot see how his situation of controlling himself after his change has any relation to this conversation.
    3. Long story short, Marisu and Hugh unintentionally successfully argued Drake has the right to treat any and all Therianthropes (including SwanmaysÖ) any way he wants, including killing them or controlling them. Technically Marisu said she has a right to treat dangerous ones any way she wants, but she didnít exactly define dangerous. Oops.
    4. Getting closer to the castle, Branwyn does finally tell Drake about the box she opened. No, it wasnít a hint she want a gift. It was Etienne dí Ambreville. No, not his remains. Yes, he is still alive. Surprise! So in giving Drake a quick summary of events, we find out that he does know of The Great Vampire Lord Hazelthorn, worries that Etienne might try to take his lands (but is told thatís probably the last thing on his mind, but send a gift to welcome him back), and is just confused by all the puzzles Countess Marisu and Lifegiver Branwyn give him.
  • They finally reach the castle where they are greet with happiness! And a lot of chaos?
    1. Not long after Branwyn introduces her husband to Drake, Tiberius yells at Hugh to bar the door. Meanwhile, Thistle does NOT want to be in the vampireís castle and tries to slip free. No one exactly knows whatís going on, the door is never barred, and finally Drake tells everyone (except Branwyn) to SIT DOWN.
    2. Oh, you know who just happens to disappear to never be seen again? Knave, of course.
    3. Anyhow, after Branwyn vouches for the group and Tiberius tells Drake they were tracking traitors hence why he ordered Hugh to bar the door, Drake leaves and tells them heíll return at dinner. Branwyn would really like to know what is going on?? Somehow it falls to the slightly drunk Shi to relate their tale (please see all the summaries above this one).
    4. Ilero brings up the situation of Kelís possible lost limbs. While Steward, who is there, reminds Kel he stole from the Count, Branwyn points out that he technically did not steal anything as it was returned, and it was all for the good of the Countís wife who, also a reminder, the party found. Doesnít that count for something?
    5. Tiberius does fill in a few blanks of their grand, exciting adventure, they talk about trying to marry the Cowles boy to the Bolpels to end the war, and eventually Drake returnsÖ.with Seewick?
  • Although Branwyn kindly asks for them to clear up some confusion on the matter, theyÖdonít really, which, actually Seewick doesnít talk much nor answer questions quiteÖdirectly. So yes, there is something weird with their marriage, but Drake is happy, and Seewick is alive, so that is that, I suppose. We do not know where Knave ran to nor do we know what lurks in the forest, but not ever story can be tied up nicely no matter how much we want it to be, right? Er, donít ask me because I might argue against the very statement I made, but again, I digress. With that, Bebbux (finally!) comes to an end!
    1. Except what came of Kel and his hands? Happy ending for him: he keeps his hands AND gets banished from Ghostwood! Not sure heís really upset by this at all so at least there is that happy ending!
    2. Oh, and you know how Branwyn accidentally unintentionally hinted to Drake that she wanted a gift and he took her seriously? Yes, he did, and she now possesses a very large pearl worth at least 20k. Time for Vegas, baby! Er, or not. Sorry. Anyways, cheers to the end!
    3. Ö.with a few more loose ends being tied up over at Bebbux-IC! Ciao!

Quotes of the Night:

[Anastacia Eustace (Master)] Maybe you should marry the boy
[Marisu]] (TMO) gives Anastacia a hard look. "Not that again, Princess."
Marisu (TMO)] The same arguments you want to use to set me up for a marriage apply to you as well.
[Anastacia Eustace (Master)] I have no lands to repopulate
Marisu (TMO)] Well I'm not going to do it personally!

[Head Steward (Master)] You have the box!
[Kel (MarioHome)] I am not that kind of Elf
[Kel (MarioHome)] I do not!
[Head Steward (Master)] OH so now you are a halfling?

Branwyn (Lisa) turns back to the table "I'm sure Count Drake will wish to see his wife when he returns. Where is she?
[Indigo (Lisa)] She's in Branadarus' bed!
[Branwyn (Lisa)] Excuse me?
Ilero (TMO)] His hokay. He here.

[Neith of Inholt (mharm-15549)] Indigo served Admirably
[Kel (MarioHome)] (lol Ha!)
[Neith of Inholt (mharm-15549)] He was... A great example while you were away Branwyn
[Indigo (Lisa)] (nice Michael!)
[Neith of Inholt (mharm-15549)] Just don't start the round of puns... :)