[pnpgm] Game Update #147 - File #998 - Dealing with Shifter
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s` Player DS Character Name Type Status/Notes Sex
FH.John Haight.......HY..Arawn.............Druid .Normal/Al.. Ma
--.Tobie Bonahoom....YY..Fremea............Sidh....Normal/Faerry.. Fe
W2.David Sanders.....HN..Kiet.Sunan........Acrobat Normal/Human ..Ma
R4.Wout Broere.......YY..Unali.............Ninja...Normal/Human ..Fe
R4.Alex Koponen......YY..Z'leyra...........Healer..Normal/Human ..Fe
Animals: Corona [Eagle] Z'leyra
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Game Update #147 sequence (file #998)
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From Z'leyra: [RE: Actions]
Z'leyra tells the two who look like her sister "Z'layha!..
From Arawn: [Re: Actions]
When Pyan questioned Corona's absence Arawn couldn't...
"He's referring to your sister's tonah," he said,...
If the party's hunger is bad enough to impair them Arawn will
use the Scroll of Sustenance to conjure some food to be split
among the hungry crowd while in the basement (or clearing if
- Arawn knows that shifters can see invisible things but is
curious to test out the elvish ability to hide in forests.
He'll use the ability while Z'layha speaks to Edell, and ask
Raki to alert him to the effectiveness of this.If the ability
to hide in forests is effective Arawn will do so on the way
to meet the Lone Shifter If the ability to hide in forests is
effective Arawn will use it to travel in hiding on the way to
meet the Lone Shifter.
- Using his ability to Hide in Forest Arawn will spy on the
area to see if someone else is with Edell/if there's anything
for the party to be concerned with.
GM: Ack. The whole hiding in forest I always treated as a skilled
hunter using camo. Its not like you can lean against a
tree and poof you're not seen. To me its a notch above what
a skilled hunter can do. Since party walked toward the
shifter and not knowing where he might be (he appeared
just suddenly around a corner) there was no real need to
hide and look around. The forest this time of year is not
thick so hiding is also a bit harder since trees are sparse
with foliage and such. So it'd not be too effective. Good
[Decalis 2nd, 1635TH]
[Time: 5:48 pm?]
[Minutes earlier in clearing...]
When Pyan questioned Corona's absence Arawn couldn't help
but wonder to Z'layha's tonah as well.
"He's referring to your sister's tonah," he said, though
guessing Z'layha likely knew that already. "I'm curious, are
you an eagle shaman as well? And do you think they're, both
your guides, alright since our absence? Can you sense or call
Z'layha shrugs, "I'm mostly in the fortress so do not have
much time for outside time with them. I could call them
if needed but we should move fast as it may take some time."
[At the showdown..]
Z'leyra tells the two who look like her sister "Z'layha! Kneel
down and put your hands behind your back! We will tie up both of
you and then figure out which of you is my actual sister." While
saying that she readies her staff.
"Seriously?" Z'layha says. No. Wait. Both of them
at same time?
In Unison they continue, "I've learned many things over
the centuries. Like with a quick touch one can control
the simple minded."
so some how the Shifter is forcing the real sister to
speak as he is to confuse even further.
Arawn stretches out with his abilities to read the emotional
state of the two. Confused. Surprised. Anger. Nothing
too shocking there. But it is coming from both.
"Especially from you. No don't move there Alfar." Both
say as Arawn tries to merge into the forest.
"With a snap of my finger I can kill the real one of us.
Do you risk that to sulk around? Plus you are my prize!"
Arawn quietly casts a Hidden Truth spell to try to find
out which is which.
Both Z'layha's place hands on hips. "Even in ancient
times we fooled the gods. Do you think a simple spell
could tell which is which? Centuries I've learned even
the best techniques. Your spell give the answer Alfar?"
Arawn frowns slightly with no answers form his spell as
the shifter predicted.
Z'layha turns to her sister. "Ropes? You don't think
I could break ropes. Tell you what. Surrender now or
surrender him and you can live." Both point to Arawn.
But Arawn ignores the words wondering why he even knows
he is a Alfar. But he has one final spell to try. A
way to see inside the two and find the hidden magical
item. Arawn begins to speak but is suddenly stopped.
By a piercing noise directed at the party from the
two or maybe one of them it is hard to tell.
All but Raki falls to their knees in pain from the
blast of soiccs. Dropping weapons or shields to reach
up to claw at ears that are killing them.
A second mouth has emerged from the one on the
right. The Shifter! It seems to be giving the
The Shifter releases Z'layha on the left and
she falls to the ground holding her ears. "I've
learned that human ears as well as others are very
Raki steps forward but the Shifter raises a hand
to show a ring that is now uncovered from a flesh
shift. The shifter activates the magical ring and
a fireball of huge size hits Raki spinning him backwards
and to the ground.
Arawn holding his ears sees his chance if he can get
Z'layha away the shifter can be dealt with without
her being killed by a sudden claw to her neck. But
the sonics is so great that concentration is difficult.
Arawn tries mentally to flush the pain and concentrate
on the spell.
"I'm told after two minutes one begins to black out.
Then after another minute ears burst and bleed. After
another minute some seem to just die." The Shifter
steps forward as he watches Raki burn and roll on
The shifter must be amplifying his voice to be heard
over the sonics?
The Shifter turns to Z'layha and then she disappears
as Arawn translocates her behind the party a half
"That was not nice!" The Shifter changes form into
a 7 foot snarling creature with fangs, claws and
a face that only a demon can love.
The shifter steps forward toward Arawn.
Kiet tries to raise his hands to fire off his
rings but the pain is immense. Each time he tries he
has to hold his ears.
Raki rolls and rolls to try to douse the flames.
"Now to take your head and free my people. Soon
the infestation that is humans will be dealt with
once and for all by our army!" The shifter steps
toward Arawn and looks around. He turns to Z'leyra's
and pulls the great sword from her sheath.
Z'leyra tries to resist but is in too much pain.
The shifter kneels. "You know. I have 2 memories.
One I killed your dad. The other I did not. What
was that about? I'll keep you around to learn the
Z'leyra realizes that like her the time change did not
seem to affect the shifter.
The shifter stands over Arawn and raises the great
sword. "I'll be sure to say hi to mommy and daddy
when we kill them!"
As he aims the sword suddenly something hits the
shifter from the side. It is a large wolf that
bites onto his sword arm.
A second wolf leaps onto the shifter's back and
tries to bite down on his neck. This causes the
shifter to drop the sword and claw the wolves away.
This is when the wolves seem vulnerable to the sonics
as well and release their grips. They howl in pain.
This is when Raki with flesh dripping off him stands
and rushes the lone shifter. As he does he pierces
the shifter's neck with a claw and rips his neck open.
The sonics end!
With open flesh and blood-like blood gushing out
the shifter does a grab and toss. Raki is tossed
into Dorhak just as the dwarf stands.
Dorhak grumbles why do people seem to fall on
or into him!
This is when Kiet stands and shoots both of his
rings right at the shifter. Both rings blast right
into the shifter. First one does 32 points of damage
and the second 25 more.
The shifter screams and with something new he
sheds the outer layers of his skin. A neat new
trick he learned. This causes the fire to just
fall away. But the shifter is still hurt and
rather upset now.
The shifter looks to Kiet ready to kill him but
realizes he underestimated things. He shifts
into a aerial form of a creature and takes to the
sky to flee.
But by now Fremea and Pyan have also stood and
reaching for their bows. They both fire at the
Pyan's arrow hits the creature in the left wing doing
another 6 points. But Fremea's arrow goes wide and
Kiet raises his hands again and fires another set of
blasts from his rings in hopes to get him before
he escapes. Both rings hit doing 18 and 25 more
The lone shifter crashes into a tree and is basically
burnt shifter-flesh. His cohesion is destroyed
enough that his body just dissolves.
Kiet grins and rolls his hands in a gesture like
a faster archer might use.
Arawn dashes for the remains.
From behind Z'layha rushes up and kneels to check
the wolves she summoned. "To answer your question.
Wolves picked me."
Arawn reaches the tree and sees a round object
like a necklace. But as he reaches there the
necklace flashes a bright white and then fades
from view. Arawn tries to find the evidence of which
god helped but none exist.
But he does find the magical ring the shifter used
As Arawn returns each person checks their hearing.
there is ringing but it seems to be coming back
"Go now. Thank you." Z'layha ushers the wolves
back into the forest. She stands. "So is that
it? Now what? Do we kill Mae?"
GM: A bit dramatic end? Well kind of. I actually
had about 8 alternate endings. If this was a DVD
would have such endings. But due to the time and
other issues like the heat today I choose this
quick ending. Even with A/C, 2 computers and TV
in this room its hot. Old pc gets hot already. So
I wanted to just get it done. I could've prolonged
it for weeks. But based on emails and such actions
I used those actions to complete it. If Arawn hadn't
translocated Z'layha to summon the wolves once the
sonics ended for her (range) it saved the others.
It might've been far worse. Once Arawn decided to use
God's eyes to find the magical god-detect-Shifter necklace
it forced shifter to move fast. We've all seen the
doppelganger scenes before. Ask questions, bleh
blah. But once he touched her it was all over as he
had his memories or was in a mental link with her.
But I think this should be a good ending for it?
I hope. Plus I want to start IBT on a even date like
9/1. Z'leyra wants to spend a month here. But once
party teleports back to Marentia and there is one
Bonus Scene then adventure is over.
So we'll move on. What now?
For those in USA don't forget eclipse monday afternoon.
All here except Wout should see it. Even Alaska. Here
we'll have 90% coverage.
Sorry for short update but its been a long day and
a very hot one as well.
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