[pnpgm] Game update #79 - File #313 - Bohusara forms a plan
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Fri Sep 28 06:33:35 CEST 2007
HT Alias/Player Character Name Type Status/Notes Sex
R1 John Haight...........Arawn.............Druid .Normal/Alfar Ma
?? Chris Wells...........Ben'dar...........Warrior.Normal/Human Ma
W2 Marcel Liberty........Chion.............Sailor..Normal/Human Ma
W3 Ryan Torres...........Farseeker.........Warrior.Normal/Human Ma
R3 Wayne Richardson/Uji..Thig..............Sidh MU.Normal/Faerry Ma
W2 Robert Maxwell........Strie'bog.........Bard ..Normal/Human Ma
R3 Orion (Paul Broman)...Trembyl...........Wizard..Normal/Human Ma
W4 Wout Broere...........Unali.............Ninja...Normal/Human Fe
R3 Scott Adams...........Xian..............Wizard..Normal/Human Ma
R4 Alex Koponen..........Z'leyra...........Healer..Normal/Human Fe
Animals: Corona [Eagle] Z'leyra, Boyzdar [Wolf] (Strie'bog),
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From Z'leyra: [Re: Actions]
Checking her satchel to make sure everything is in there
Z'leyra will pull out a brass goblet nnd a silver goblet.
Taking the brass goblet she will hold it under the surface
of the lake and swirl her bezoar around in the goblet.
Hopefully this will cure any death poison in the lake water.
She will put away the brass goblet nnd then take the silver
goblet nnd likewise swirl enhanced jade in it while holding
it under the lake surface. Hopefully this will cure any
disease, corruption or decay in the lake water. After some
moments she will put the goblets and NMIs away.
[Decalis 16th, 107th day since left Marentia, 42nd day of
Adventure #3 of the 1633rd year [TH].]
[Location: Pavassa Forest - Lake Oca/Deep Forest]
[Weather - Overcast, 57 Degrees]
[Time - 5:20pm]
[As the groups inform each other of their events Bohusara
listens intently. Almost ten minutes pass before she
realizes she forgo to cure Arawn and Chion. As she
asks they put together for her cure she considers
the events of the day.]
Trembyl: "A snake hood? Sounds like the snake head god
himself is behind all this."
Thig: "He might be behind the creatures and their weapons.
But the lake doesn't seem like his style directly.
I could be wrong though."
[As the party warms by the now raging fire Chion stares
at Arawn and laughs inwardly. How silly it was to
put a hood full of snakes on his head and then not
die. The luck of the Elf. At least he had a chance
to avoid being hit but was just a half second too
late. As Arawn hears the party talk he wonders why
Chion didn't try some other means to get rid of the
Staff grove. Both of them seem to laugh inwardly
at each other.]
[Bohusara sits between both and begins to speak in her
supernatural tongue. For two minutes she speaks which
is odd as it shouldn't take that long. But the party
figures she may be trying to gain favor from the gods.
Then she places hands on Chion and casts her spell to
end the poison. A green hue of magic forms from her
hand and covers his chest. She waits and then two
seconds later Chion is able to sit up, now cured.
Chion twists his head and flexes his arms happy to
be able to move again.]
[Bohusara smiles and then turns to Arawn. She speaks
another minute of words and then places hands on his
chest and casts another spell. The same thing happens
when he raises up but a bit more slowly and dizzy.
While the poison may have been destroyed the venom was
so intense that it still seems to have affected his
body chemistry a bit due to the numerous snake bites.
Arawn doesn't stand but sits and drinks some water.]
[Arawn explains the images seen in his bonding with
the hood after waking.]
GM: Did not get a email saying not to so figure you would
upon being asked.
[As the cold creeps into the camp the party tries to figure
out what the problem is with the lake. As Bohusara stares
out into the lake she waits for suggestions from the
party. But none are forthcoming other than from Z'leyra.
Through Sign Language and Chion she comments on procedures
for detection disease, cure disease spells, sweeten water
and even perception spells. Bohusara continues to stare
at the lake as this is all explained. She turns and
looks to the others for suggestions.]
Farseeker: "I may not understand magic. But in military
tactics we play a game of what we know. It helps
to review and remember combat situations and tactics.
Number one, you were kidnapped by those witches for
a purpose we still don't specifically know." [He
counts on his fingers] "Two we find a scroll indicating
mysterious plans and product. Three we come here to
find creatures attacking us. Creatures none of us
know who existed or heard of." [He looks around for
confirmation and gets nods] "Then we find the lake
diseased or poisoned. A clear line of connection from
the lake the orbs and staffs to the creatures back to
the cabin and witches. So how do we organize it all
into one idea?"
Thig: "The snakes, snake weapons and orbs are tied into
the creatures. We saw them using the staves. The
Orbs we have no clue what they do. We know from the
Vassa the lake was fine just a few days ago. We
find the staves growing from the lake. To me that's
a clear connection. Is it the cause we don't know."
[Z'leyra recalls when Chion was cutting the orbs. For a brief
few seconds the water cleared from dark brown to almost
clear. She immediately signs this and explains to the
Thig: "There you go. They must be connected. Getting rid
of the orbs was a good idea."
Trembyl: "I know from being around with Kasha long enough
and his merchant skills that Product means merchandise.
Could Product be these weapons and orbs? Could they
be growing them for more of the creatures."
[Bohusara turns to look at the lake and after a few seconds
Bohusara: "This lake is unique. It contains a deep natural
spring. At one time a water nymph who was powerful.
After she died it was rumored by the Vassa to creature
special healing and growth waters. Miklav and myself
never confirmed it as there are many such myths in
this forest." [For the first time Strie'bog nods recalling
the myth] "Maybe they heard of it and needed the lake
to grow those things faster?"
Thig: "But if they need the lake to grow them why is the
Bohusara: "Good question. I must inspect the lake. I did
not have time for this earlier. thig care to join me?"
Bohusara: "I shall return shortly. Please stay tight and
we should get a burial going for these creatures."
Farseeker: "We left two in the forest. Ben'dar and I
left a good trail to follow."
[Bohusara directs the Vassa to take some horses and retrieve
the body. They mount up quickly and prepare to head off
as the sun is setting. They borrow a torch just in case.]
Farseeker: "Tell them to be careful of the snake mess.
We bashed them good but they could have poison stuff
on their skin."
[Z'leyra approaches Arawn and applies some ointment to
sooth the pain from the snake bites to Arawn. Bohusara
informs the Vassa and they ride off.]
Xian: "Will they be safe?"
Bohusara: "There are no more of these creatures within
at least twenty miles. I've checked with the forest.
These are them. Oh. Based on the path they were
taking in the forest the Protectors think they were
backtracking to the plains by going in a wide circle."
[She waves for Thig.] "I shall return. I thank all
of you for your support in this matter."
[With that Bohusara and Thig take to the air and fly toward
and around the lake.]
Xian: "Who are these Protectors?"
Trembyl: "Probably forest elementals, creatures and beings."
Farseeker: "Looks like we'll be here for the night. Might
as well setup a burial routine with our one shovel and
setup a good camp."
[As the party gets to various tasks Arawn continues to
stare into the forest trying to recall all the images.
Strie'bog continues to remain quiet and hardly moving.]
[Weather - Overcast, 56 Degrees]
[Time - 5:58pm]
[Almost 30 minutes later Thig returns alone and lands
into the camp. By now a few of the creatures have
Thig: "It was amazing. When she got to the staves and
Orbs. She landed and studied it for awhile. Then
she began to speak and dozens and dozens of creatures
came out of the forest. Birds, turtles, deer with
huge antlers and others. While over the area Trembyl
sunk the staves in she had the creatures burrow out
the staffs. Turtles and birds moves the dead snake
staves to the shore. As they did the water did seem
for a few split seconds to lighten up. When the deer
with the antlers couldn't dig up more they all went
back into the forest or for the turtles into the lake.
That also showed life still remains there so maybe
its not a full poison? She figured some pollution
as some wells can be from human abuse." [He looks at
Strie'bog] "Your mom is very impressive. We flew
around the lake for some time but that's the only
growth we found. She then sent me back. She
wanted to spend time communing with nature as she
put it to get some idea of what to do."
[As the party prepares to eat some rations and warm up
to the fire time passes. The darkness begins to
sink into the clearing. ]
[Time - 6:18pm - 20-25 minutes to sunset]
[Almost another 30 minutes pass before Bohusara returns
to camp with a tired face. She warms by the fire and
checks the progress of the burial before speaking.
She speaks as she stares at the fire rather than one
Bohusara: "The past few days have shown the Protectors
that one common thing is apparent. Sacrifice. I
was almost killed today. Though I figure it was
more to drain my energy or use my energy for some
purpose than to kill me. If they outright killed
me Miklav and the others would go berserk and
may ruin their plans. With me stuffed away they
could work here freely more or less.
Arawn almost gave his life to learn more about these
creatures and did indeed learn some things, though
confusing things. My son almost lost his mother and
his homeland. Z'leyra gave up her voice in an attempt
to learn more about them. For how long we don't know.
For good? Ben'dar almost lost Tef'wo his most precious
friend. Unali almost died for the cause to help here.
Chion Chion also almost gave up his life in order to
cut the staves. I could go on. But that is the one
word I got from the forest on this. Even I may not
know what the forest means with full certainty."
[She turns to the party and places her hands behind her back.]
Bohusara: "Any other ideas?"
[Z'leyra pulls her satchel and waves for Chion and Bohusara
to follow to the lake. She pulls out both her brass and
silver goblets and Bezoar stone. She signs to Bohusara
it might cure some poison but is unsure if water counts.
She gets some lake water and mixes the stone, water
and swirls among the goblets. Within the dark flare of
the campfire the water does turn clear by only half.
Sighing she realizes it may be only half effective but
Bohusara: "A good start."
[She then takes her Jade and silver goblet and takes in
some water into the goblet and mixes. Again it seems
to cure half the water into less brown.]
[She then pulls and puts her Hyacinthus stone to the side
and looks for other materials.]
Bohusara: "The stone cures poison as well." [She picks up
the Hyacinthus stone and holds it in her hands. She
looks at the lake and minutes seem to pass.] "It might
work. This stone tends to be more powerful than the
Bezoar stone I'm told by the Elves. This is what I
need help with." [She turns and walks to the center
of the camp with Chion and Z'leyra quickly following.]
Bohusara: "Arawn if your still in contact with your parents
can you pray to them to give us a blessing and help?"
Bohusara: "Strie'bog I will need you to help me with a
full Ceremony ritual. This series of small spells an
rituals may take a few hours. It will help center
me and maybe get further help from the forest spirits
[She pauses and thinks a bit more.]
Bohusara: "My plan is to infect the lake itself with
a massive cure. I will use a series of spells I
have access to. These magics will create a living
force that can spread through the lake and hopefully
cure it. To cure the lake with small spells or
stones could take days. "
[Bohusara turns to stand looking at Z'leyra.]
Bohusara: "You have been a great help in some ideas. One
of those ideas spurred my idea. If it works. But
in order to do so will you be willing to sacrifice
one of your items? Namely the Hyacinthus stone itself?
I may need it to use in the ceremony. It could
be destroyed or ruined afterwards. I just don't know
at this point."
[She turns to the party and looks at each person.]
Bohusara: "Anything else that could boost our chances or
Next update Monday...
GM: Since no one else has posted suggestions or ideas or
even just comments at this point aside from Bohusara
I've progressed further along. On Monday she'll go
with her plan though suggestions or improvements can
still be taken. For role playing purposes :)
Here is how I suspect it'll go.
Monday - Ceremony to cure lake if it works
Friday - If it does party will leave to go back to
sacred forest likely by horses. The new
influx of horses (enemy) would cost alot
of mana to transmutate but up to you guys.
Monday - 10/8 Back at Sacred Forest participate in
Solstice ceremony and have fun.
If all goes as planned (assuming spells work and
don't backfire to kill everyone within 5 miles :))
then adventure will be over. So if you guys want
to plan actions for
1) Spending night at lake
2) Travel back to Sacred Forest
3) Back in Sacred Grove actions there
Go ahead. I'll then go over the 'in between' time
period around mid October.
Matter of fact if you guys want to vote.
Would you like the next adventure?
2) In 3-4 months during spring
Immediate doesn't give much time to resupply and rest.
Second option allows folks to return to Marentia for
the Winter time and settle in till spring. If no one
votes I'll assume option 2 (wait till spring).
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