[pnpgm] Game Update #253 - File #1502 - A warm welcome...
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HT Aliaver/Player Character Name Type Status/Notes Sex
R1.John Haight...........Arawn.............Druid .Normal/Alfar Ma
??.Chris Wells...........Ben'dar...........Warrior.Normal/Human Ma
R4.Tom Corckett..........Caladan...........Wizard Normal/Human Ma
W2.Marcel Liberty........Chion.............Sailor..Normal/Human Ma
W3.Ryan Torres...........Farseeker.........Warrior.Normal/Human Ma
--.Tobie Bonahoom........Fremea............Sidh....Normal/Faerry Fe
R1.David Sanders.........Kiet.Sunan........Acrobat Normal/Human Ma
R4.J H Hooten............Raban.Usherwood...Bard....Normal/Human..Ma
W4.Wout Broere...........Unali.............Ninja...Normal/Human Fe
R4.Alex Koponen..........Z'leyra...........Healer..Normal/Human Fe
R1 NPC...................Zhou Kiwat........Noble...Normal/Human..Ma
Animals: Corona [Eagle] Z'leyra, Tef'wo (Horse) Ben'dar,
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Game Update #253 in sequence (file #1502]
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[Augado 10th, 1634TH]
[Location: Middle Katai Plains]
[ Mountains west of Pamau]
[Time: around 3:20:00pm]
The women let a gasp of shock run out of their mouths at
the downed Flyer. Children as young as 3 or 4 begin to cry.
But their parents or now fellow villagers grab them and usher
them toward the forest edge out of danger.
Strie'bog runs toward Zhou and kneels to check the Dark
Lander. The back of the man is a mass of shattered coral
and rock. It seems the antler-horn-weapon thing from the
flyer shattered and broke off on impact. Zhou's back is
riddled with the coral, dust and rock. Strie'bog begins
to wipe the mass off to check him.
Then Strie'bog finds no pulse on his neck. He looks up
to the strangers and the others. "Anyone a Healer?"
[Time: 3:19:38pm - Unali's group]
Again Arawn tries to check his leg for the possible poison.
But as would be expected for a non-expert in Voxyen he just
can't determine if the green saliva is normal or poison. If
he had a live Shaper he might be able to ask but just looking
at the wound gives no information. It just looks like any
dog style bite with a bit of slobber. He doesn't feel different
but poisons could take minutes or hours or days. So to just
look at a wound one can't tell infection till a bit later. Maybe
when there is time he could ask Z'leyra but right now he feels
fine other than the bite pain which is now ebbing away.
Arawn tries to catch up to the two new wizards as the party
walk toward the cave entrance.
With a smile on his face Arawn steps between the wizard and
the Outcast, his body serving as a shield while trying to
determine if the man was raising a hand in greeting or magical
threat. He looked to the one called Gan, recalling his confusion
regarding the surroundings, the Alfar surmising he had arrived
in response to the magic of the coin.
As Arawn led the outcast to join the others outside he asked,
"What's your name?"
The Outcast follows a bit wary of the party, especially the
warriors. Even in this strange culture they seem to be very
mean and brash. If the Outcast had hair on his gray large
skull he'd brush his fingers through it in frustration. It
seems he is being led to the Supreme Overlord. This can't be
good at all. He considers protesting or just running away.
But hat winged creature might catch him. She looks a bit
too fast. Nonetheless, the outcast decides he can just hide
as the fools rush to their doom.
The Outcast realizes he was just asked a question. he
turns to the strange one with the ears. "N'efilli."
Introducing himself in turn he guided the Vong to where Unali
and the others had gathered, intent on updating the group on
what the Outcast had just shared with him. Knowing time was of
the essence he spoke quickly as the party prepared to head out.
"Our ally says the control lies around the neck of the leader,
Shimara, and that he is waiting to meet us."
He turned to the Vong Outcast and asked, "Can you lead us to
him? What can we expect?"
Farseeker grunts at the word ally. The things they have done
to humans including children slaughtered en masse below in the
pit. They deserve only a quick death. All of them. But like
Lin maybe he'll serve only a temporary alliance. then after
that he knows they can be dealt with.
The Outcast shrugs. "Not allowed in the Throne Room. Only
certain Shapers. Probably Shapers and his elite guard. They
are all tough and well armed and protected more than the normal
warriors." He points to the dead warriors nearby.
Farseeker grunts again. Great the scum doesn't even know
what to expect. Disgusted he runs toward the entrance.
"He's an ally," he said, indicating the Outcast with a nod.
"I'll explain while we move."
With that he began to follow after Unali and the others,
speaking quickly as he sought to update the wizards to the
situation. He chose his words carefully, trying to keep be
concise while expressing the immediate threat of the Brain
and Vong to the world and the party's need to acquire the
failsafe, the Outcast Vong and their desire to return to a
more peaceful life, and the magical resistance of the Vong.
Arawn slows the group down as it takes him about 3 minutes
to explain the situation to the new wizards. Finally
the group at the bottom of the stairs some 100 feet below
wait for them to arrive. Grumbling Arawn notices the other
group with them.
As Unali's group meets up with Raban's they notice that
Kell seems a bit subdued. Usually he is so upbeat and
would sell a beggar a piece of dirt if he had time. But
now he seems a bit sullen.
The Outcast points to the stairs. He allows the group
to move ahead but leads them down. He explains the
Throne Room is another 100 feet below the warrior barrack
The first to get level with the Throne Room cave is Fremea.
From outside the stairwell she can see a brightly lit cave.
The cave entrance is 25 feet wide and 12 feet high. This
makes it likely the largest cave entrance of the caves
around the mount.
The cave is set as the others 15 feet from the stairwell
connected by a 6 foot wide walkway that connects the cave
and stairwell proper. There is no railing to the side and
on either side it is 250 foot drop to the ground.
The party stops 20 feet above the level with the Throne
Room cave. The Outcast looks to the group and points to
the cave one flight below them. He shows no sign of interest
in going below.
The group looks to Unali for direction or Farseeker.
But then a voice rings out. "You are expected! You
will not be harmed. Approach and surrender and behold
the presence of Supreme Commander Shimara!"
Fremea looks directly to the cave entrance to see
a tall Shaper in a flowing gray and white gown. She
is holding both hands to her side and 2 warriors are behind
her a few feet at the rim of the entrance.
GM: It looks like a short update and it is. But I had to
do a lot of prep work for this final battle. I assume
it will be a battle. Who knows you guys could just
all surrender. Maybe you'll be treated ok? Maybe
they will actually honor your courage? But just in
case I had to prepare and so took a bit of time.
Since I gave time to be aware the next post would be
this event I gave time to prepare final actions. But
since no posts really came in I figure I'd just get
to this point. I had to up the time due to Arawn's
speech to the wizards. So instead of 30 seconds
to climb down it took over 3 minutes. I can still
allow SOME retroactive actions. BUT if you say
something like "oh I am prepared with a super spell
that will kill all the Vong so now do it!" Well that
won't happen. That should've been posted in the
week and half since last update. But if you need
to like drop a bag or shift weapons or something
minor like that then that's fine. We are about 95%
done with the game with this area and then aftermath
to do. The aftermath could take a bit of time to
GM: The team has now 2 Wizards and 1 outcast with the
party. Five prisoners are free on the other side
of the cave far away. I will need to know what
you guys do. The mana report is updated and shows
what all is left in terms of mana. If you don't
understand the chart just ask. Last time the side
map below will be shown. Since now everything is
known. Once someone actually goes inside the Throne
Room cave I'll add that map. You will have
5 days to figure out actions. If no one posts or asks
to pause the game then I'll see if a NPC will just
walk into the cave. :) It looks like Wout's site may
be down. The archives are down. So unsure if the
list will send this out.
GM: Arawn - Since there was no actual words on the speech
on the situation I couldn't count the time to explain.
So I had to just assume a flat base of 3 minutes to
sum up the last few hours of time. Frankly I could've
taken much longer but didn't. As to poison remember
I said last post there is just no clear way to ensure
if it is poisoned or not with what was posted. Since
it was one of those If...then situations I still
didn't do the spell. If it was just a Do this post
it would've been done. But since even a super smart
Alfar can't figure out if you have been poisoned how
can you just by looking at it ? :)
GM: Spells active
Will - Armor Transmutation, Mind Shield
Raban - Bless (OCV)
Farseeker - Bless (OCV)
Arawn - Bless (OCV)
Unali - Mind Shield
Kell - Whirlwind*
Fremea - Mind Shield, Invisibility
Z'leyra - Mind Shield, Bless (Con)
* = Soon to end (next update?]. I may NOT post this
info unless I remember to do so. :)
Mount Side View -
Scale - 1 Column = 15 feet
1 Row = 50 feet North=wall facing screen
[Looking from one wall to the other wall. Toward North
wall with back to south wall. Looking east/west.]
1 2 3 4 5
General @= Halfway point/Ladder to roof
Fake Vong Ceiling
__________________________ at _________________________
I#------------------------ at ----------------------?#IA
I# \Balcony/Walkway/ Free / #IB
I# Prisoners #IC
Shaper I# #IE
Research IP #IFCave
Cave #1-->`# Shaper Research?-->#`G<-#4
Warrior #2-> `# Warrior Barracks -> #`I<-#5
Barrcks I# #IJ
Cave 3-> `#<Throne Room World Brian ----> #`K<-#6
Throne Room/ I# #IL
I# @ <-Portal (Kotohi) #IN
Mount I#T T#IO
I Y<X \ IQ
I Z Lava (. points) IR
I = Rock wall, #=Vong ladder structure
` = Entrance to cave [open mostly]
_ = Rock floor (Row P) ground floor
A = Vong Bowl Home (10' high)
V = Vong flyer
T = Vong Tower (30' high)
],[=Base of Vong tower (wooden)
X = Rabbit Hole opening 30' wide below cavern to tunnels
Y = Tunnel of Treasure/Sentry cave (under ground floor)
Z = Pit/Lake caves below elevation of Treasure cave tunnel
1-6= Side caves on east/west walls
Cave #6 - Brain Cave Cave #5 - Warrior Barracks
Cave #4 - Shaper Research Cave #1 - Shaper Research
Cave #2 - Warrior Barracks Cave #1 - ???
Cave #3 - Throne Room
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