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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 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. If you'll have children, be happy, how you'll die, what? Well, either way, she would need a bit of his blood before she can tell his fortune. 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