[pnpgm] Game Update #148 - File #1008 - Mae's Fate
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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 #148 sequence (file #1008)
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From Arawn: [Re: Actions]
Arawn knelt down, examining whatever remains...
[OOC: Mana Sense and Mana Reading on ring]
Upon returning from the tree Arawn's first objective....
[OOC: If Raki and/or the forest is still on fire Arawn will
attempt to smother the flames or, if it's of significant size,
he'll cast Tempest to douse the fire. He'll follow this with
Healing Hand spells on anyone injured, though if Raki seems
comfortable enough just regenerating his wounds Arawn will
skip casting magic but still offer emotional support]
"Good job, Kiet... Raki... everyone!," he said as he...
[Quote Z'layha: "So is that it? Now what? Do we kill...
"Of course not!," he admonished, though jovially,...
(OOC: Before anyone attempts to dispel the slumber Arawn will
cast a Bless spell (Max EL) to boost Mae's Willpower followed
by an Energy spell (Max EL) in hopes that it helps to
temporarily fill her up]
"As to 'what now'? Quite a bit I'm guessing," he said,...
From Arawn: [Re: Actions]
OOC: Scott, please post these following sections as is
appropriate. If you have questions let me know -
[Part A] "Just in case he's found a way around fire I...
[Part B] "The necklace protecting the Lone Shifter...
[Part C] [OOC: If possible to do so (if whatever is left...
OOC: Scott, let me know if this is possible and if so I can
post the questions along with any that other party members
might have, including the NPC's if they one.
GM: Ack. Dispersion as Ritual would work but it does say
on an altar. Sorry. Plan B sorry but the necklace was
inside his body. Like Raki's is now. He just shifted
his flesh around it. Once the fire broke him apart it
was seen. But akasha only sees past events. One can't
gleam magical info with it. Would have to touch it and
do other magics. Which can't in a Akaahic illusion. :<
Good idea though. Part C is clever as well. But
technically Raki would advise against it. Would need
a spirit or soul to question. Plus your Metaphysics
skill would kick in and say questioning a top #1
criminal (to gods) might not be too wise to influence
and win friends. Understand? We could try the Dark
spell but these things would be known to you. Let me
know if plan C is still on. So plan A/B no. C could be
done with risks. But keep in mind the party is very hungry
and thirsty. Standing around talking to spirits might
be bad for one's stomach. :) Once food is obtained the
could do it? Just let me know. This is where the
Easy Answer from Spells seem to conflict with Laws of
Magic. There are risks. :) The old D&D spell to ask
a god a question seemed way bogus and too easy to spoil
things. :) I'm not swaying against plan C just there are
risks and as GM need to advise you of such.
From Arawn: [Re: Actions]
1. When the party is ready Arawn is willing to Translocate
the group as needed and as his daily mana permit.
2. Z'leyra, let me know if you're okay with casting
3. Dorhak, if you'd like Arawn can cast Energy on you,
either at camp or the next day, as his mana permits. Just let
From Kiet: [Re: Winning]
Kiet clenches his fist and pumps it once. He doesn't...
"How are you!? Are you badly hurt?" After waiting for...
From Dorhak: [Re: Actions]
Dorhak looks at the tall elf and wonders what angle...
"No, I don't think so." He says gruffly. "I think....
From Mae: [Re: Actions]
All I can think of to say at the moment, to quote one of my
"Somebody wake up Hicks." - Sgt. Apone
GM: Ack. :) Soon.
From Arawn: [Re: Actions]
Arawn regarded the gruff dwarf with a twinkle in his eyes.
"As you wish. If you change your mind, let me know."...
From Arawn: [Re: Actions]
OOC: Haha! Don't worry, we'll get to it:) If no one else
posts hat they'll do it Arawn will dispel the slumber, after
carefully binding Mae with rope. Oddly, I'm sure that it
wouldn't be the first time Mae woke up in bondage so I'm sure
it won't prove to be too much of a shock??
GM: Ack. Heh Yes bondage she knows. :)
"Congratulations everyone! We have rid the world of a...
GM: Ack. Modified for event timing.
From Mae: [Re: Dreams]
She looks about the room and can see her clothing...
GM: Ack. Due to title of post dreams will take this as a
dream so folks can read the post for space purposed
trimmed it. Since it would be OOC.
[Decalis 2nd, 1635TH]
[Time: 5:49 pm?]
Arawn knelt down, examining whatever remains there were to
the burnt Lone Shifter and the ring dropped by it in death. He
scanned it with otherworldly senses, only daring to pick it up
with gloved hands after such scrutinization.
Arawn turns the ring round and round examining his senses
and Sidh powers. He quickly learns indeed it is magical
and decent quality. A Wizard definitely made this ring
and his skill was decent but not great. Clearly it seems
to have some fire spell of sorts in it. But full details
are unknown to the Druid for now.
Upon returning from the tree Arawn's first objective was to
see to the others, starting with Raki, who had suffered the
most for the encounter. By now the shifter had recovered from
him ignominious collision with Dorhak, the Alfar noting the
dwarf's penchant for being slammed into. Better that than the
dwarf being tossed around! Not that the alfar would mention
such dwarves seemed a bit sensitive on the topic!
Arawn sees Raki's flames are out. His neat trick to simply
shed skin to douse out a fire is unique. But he hesitates
and wonders what he feels like to have dealt with another
brother. He has certainly crossed the line now. No turning
back unless he still has some other motive. But the empath
can only sense sorrow and confusion.
"Good job, Kiet... Raki... everyone!," Arawn said as he moved
among the company.
Turning to the wolves he knelt down, extending both his
hand and heart out to them. He had an unusual fondness for
animals as much as they did for him.
Both wolves growl at Arawn and one glances at Z'layha for
directions. But they stop and sniff his gloved hands.
One looks right at Arawn and seems to sense the human to
be friendly. Both bow their heads to their paws as the
Shaman of Wolves Z'layha scratches one in thanks. Arawn
reaches out and does the same as well to the other with
"It's not the first time we... I've been saved by wolves,"
Arawn said, recalling not only Will's wolf but others as well, a
certain silver-eyed one among them. "Give them my love," he
added, though his own empathic abilities would help to ensure
they got the message.
Z'layha nods, "normally it'd have taken a few minutes. But
guess this time of day they were nearby about to hunt for
the night. We simply got lucky." She then speaks in a strange
dialect and the wolves stand up and turns to trot off into
Z'layha stands and makes her comment about what to do
now with the threat gone. Is this it?
"Of course not!," Arawn admonished, though jovially, half-
guessing but not entirely sure if the shamaness was joking.
"But we should wake her up after I've a chance to restore
some of her lost energy. It may not perfectly assuage he
hunger but should help enough for her to regain self-control."
"As to 'what now'? Quite a bit I'm guessing," Arawn said,
sighing. "There are things to collect and check on back in
town prior to the earthquake. And you'll have to decide how
best to address the issue of truth among your superiors in
the Moss Fortress. And, from bits and pieces of the conversation
I've overheard, I'm guessing that things aren't quite the same
as we left them," he continued, turning his gaze towards Z'leyra
"I'm not exactly sure what happened but I'm guessing time might
have shifted a bit, been altered by our actions. Perhaps Z'leyra
can enlighten us when we get a chance to rest and prior to our
return to Ticasi."
"Plus I have my own questions in need of answers. I'm curious
who the figure was that saved me from death," he said, recalling
the mysterious figure who awaited the party when they passed
through the portal into the Middle World. A troubled look came
over him as he continued.
"And then there's that poor Abnari. If I could make my way
back to that world to save her without endangering all three
Worlds, I would do so in a heartbeat. But I feel the need to
do something for her. I just need to figure out what that might
Arawn looked with away toward the distance where Mae would be
with some concern on Mae in her enchanted sleep. "If not then
Mae may find herself in a bit of a dilemma once the Abnari's
absence is noted by her Patrons," he said, knowing that
Cernunnos and Isis were not ones to forget their favored
"But before we go there's something I need to do," he said,
heading back to where the Lone Shifter had dissolved.
Kiet clenches his fist and pumps it once. He doesn't say it,
but certainly thinks about the 'Yesssss!' He knows full well
how much he contributed to swatting down this final evil one.
A moment later, he thinks about poor Raki and moves over to
him. "How are you!? Are you badly hurt?" After waiting for a
response he asks out loud. "Can any of you help heal Raki?"
After Raki gets some help, he says "You need to be more
careful, my friend. You aren't invulnerable." Kiet pats him
on whatever he has for a shoulder.
He then walks over to the pile of putrid flesh that was the
shifter that cause so much trouble, and spits into the pile.
"That'll teach you not to underestimate humans. Too bad you
won't be able to learn from your error. Ok...it's not really
Z'layha nods, "yes the truth." She glances back toward
the large fortress barely seen through the canopy of trees.
"It will be..distressing. I suspect I'll be meeting with
folks for weeks." She glances at Arawn a bit puzzled. "This
Abary? You speak of. I miss this? If it will hinder Mae
maybe we shouldn't tell her?"
Raki looks to Kiet and pulls a strip of flesh that is
hanging from his nose. It reabsorbs into his fingers which
are no longer glowing as back in the fortress. This creeps
Kiet out a bit but the acrobat ignores it. Raki turns to
Kiet, "I will live. My body is already regenerating. At
least I hit something soft." He glances to Dorhak who glares
back at him.
Kiet bursts out laughing as he realizes Raki makes a joke.
But how could he? Raki looks confused as to why he is
Raki shrugs, "I did not realize I made a funny statement.
I suspect this Kell personality is rubbing off on me."
Raki reshifts his face to make it look like a flat unburnt
Kell and turns to Arawn. "You....I mean the Guardian said
if we escaped a being would appear. I was to turn over
this magical thing. I did ask. He said it was memories
like a journal of everything including our visit. I was
to turn it over and he'd give me something. I was told it
would block detection from the gods."
Arawn stands straight shocked. Did he just say he turned over
a journal with details of the part to some strange being
who might've been a agent of the gods? Arawn begins to
sway and its not from lack of food.
"Did I do something wrong?" Raki asks. "You...it told me
it would be a ally not an enemy. This is all I know. I am
Dorhak looks at the tall elf and wonders what angle he might
be playing. It's an odd offer coming from one of them.
"No, I don't think so." He says gruffly. "I think the danger
is over now and I'll be back into form quickly enough."
Dorhak is somewhat disappointed at not having any real chance
to combat this last shifter. On the plus side, there also
wasn't any real chance to get hurt, either. Also, he is
beginning to like the one human female, Z'layha, is it?
Especially after her suggestion of what to do with our little
Speaking of which, Dorhak will continue to keep both eyes on
her, and maces do shield at the ready.
Arawn regarded the gruff dwarf with a twinkle in his eyes.
"As you wish. If you change your mind, let me know." The
Alfar turns away.
The dwarf seemed not too trusting, a common trait for
such isolated and xenophobic folk. But Arawn was not offended
and would respect his wishes. Of course if another spiritual
assault occurred any time soon it could bode poorly for Dorhak,
but the alfar didn't bother to mention it - dwarves were a
notoriously stubborn race and difficult to sway once their
minds were set.
"Congratulations everyone! We have rid the world of a danger
that threatened not just us, but threatened everyone we know of.
That threatened the futures of all our tribes, nations and
peoples. You did good."
"I had said that Mae was welcome in the party until she
proved a threat or attacked one of us. She attacked Dorhak.
But she did this under the magically induced famine of an
unknown time dilation."
Arawn does his think around the dead shifter's remains
and the party moves back to the clearing half a mile way.
They find Mae, boy and Kell skeletons along with Edell.
He is leaning over the nude Mae.
"Edell! I told you to go home!" Z'layha yells.
Edell jumps and panics. "I was just..worried she
might be dead with these scary bones. I wasn't touching
her things! Honest!"
Z'layha growl and places hands on hips as she approaches.
"We call them breasts. Now if you don't rush home now
I'll be sure your daddy makes it hard to sit for a month!"
"Yes...yes Ma'am." Edell turns and runs but Z'layha
"Wait! That bag is it food?" Z'layha asks.
Edell turns and nods. "Some berries, bread and some
apples. You want?" The mentally slow boy seems eager
"Is this for your family?" The Wolf Shaman asks.
Edell shakes his head. "No. Stuff I collected on
"Then yes. If you don't mind. We are starving." She
raises a hand.
Edell approaches and stares at the party a bit more.
He hands over the food and Z'layha tries to ration them
To the rest of the group, Kiet makes an offer. "Guys...I have
several magic items with me that make food. I offer to use
them and share all that I can make. This goes especially for
Dorhak and Raki, if you need any," he says looking at Raki.
"Fremea, one of the items makes fruit. It may not be wonderful
or suit your Sidh palate, but I offer you a share of that. You
can have the whole thing if you need
Kiet rummages through his pouches on his belt. He pulls out
three coins, or things that look like coins, and then takes out
a knife and starts digging up some material. He first uses the
copper colored coins, the Warded items, to create 2FP of fruit
and 4 FP of bread. Then Kiet will use a silver token to create
what looks and, more importantly, smells like a roast turkey,
though he has to actually cast a small spell for that one.
Kiet and Dorhak will eat their fill first, as Kiet promised
the dwarf, except that Fremea can have as much fruit as she
can eat. "Keep in mind it won't last forever...so eat it now.
It won't travel well."
"And if it's a bit dirty, just brush it off. At least it's
food." The acrobat finishes.
"Amazing." Z'layha watches as Kiet makes food.
While this is happening Arawn leans over the nude Mae.
All except her belt and tatters f clothing remain. She
will need to take spare clothes in the future.
Z'layha seems to read his mind. "Unali. I saw you
dig in your bags back inside. I saw clothing. You
are a bit bigger but anything she can wear till she
gets back to her bags?"
As the adrenaline fades the temperature hits the
party as it is in the 50s. They realize their water
supply is low until they get back to the village.
Arawn casts a blessing onto Mae to enhance her will
power. Then he casts energy to heal some of her lost
energy back into her. Then Arawn scans the forest to
ensure the boy left and finds him gone. He then
dispels the sleeping spell.
Arawn nudges the ex-slave awake as Dorhak stands over
and glares down. After a few minutes she stairs and flutters
her eyes open.
Still bound Mae looks around. The darkness of the prison
and heat is gone. Replaced by bright sun, trees and a damp
coldness. She starts to shiver a bit when Fremea brings
a blanket from her bag to help warm her up.
But Mae does not jerk wildly to escape and lunge at anyone.
It seems the urge is gone. Still in human form she
looks to her bound hands. She vaguely recalls stepping
through the door-gate and that was it. If she was bound
she must've done something bad.
Z'leyra looks down at Mae. "Mae, can you normally control
your feeding as to not hurt anyone? Dorhak, what say you? Do
we forgive Mae this transgression, or do we slay her and
prevent her preying on folk in the future?"
Arawn stands and can't help to scowl. He doubt he'd
allow any slaying any time soon.
Mae looks up to see Dorhak with mace in hand. So
she can assume she must've attacked him?
As the two figure out their choices and actions, Z'leyra
continues on as leader.
"Do you folks wish to teleport directly back to Sivas? I
hope to spend perhaps four weeks here before heading back
myself but I will write a note telling my staff that you will
be welcome to stay at my manor. If I had known that we would
be subject to time dilation I could have cast a protection
spell, but as is the best I can do is cast a cure age spell
to get a month or two of aging negated. Let me know if you
wish me to do so."
"Hey Sis, can you tell me how our old friends are doing and
where they are now..." She gossips with her sister...
Mae stares almost gaping. Is she talking about old friends
after just saying they'd kill her like a bad rat?
Z'layha runs her hands in her hair. "I will need to
stay here. Deal with this new...truth. It may take
a few weeks. I could head back to the village or
you can stay here? But I suspect I'll be meeting
with the elders for a bit while they come and seek
counsel. As to old friends I've been here for the last
three months as Tribute Host so I not seen much of
them. Brother might know more details back home."
Z'layha steps toward Raki. "I will admit I do not
understand everything. But I need to ask. If we
stop the tributes. If we don't send food. Does
this bother you? Will they just die? We saw all that
treasure they just ignored."
Raki lowers his head. "I have separated myself from
them. I was a outcast then and now. Now I'm a traitor.
Can they live without food? We can for long periods. Will
they die? I would have to say yes. But if they do not
send back Kameri metal...."
Z'layha's eyes widen. "Without Kameri metal ...that
we now know are dormant shifters....this could mean
the end of any great metal works. Our daggers and
such would be in great demand and high price. Is there
anyway they ...these dormant shifters in the blade can
..grow or what not?"
Raki looks up and shakes his head. "I believe
the Cryx was the catalyst they needed. That means
they will remain dormant without it."
Z'layha draws her own finely made Kameri dagger and
stares at it. Then throws it on the ground. "I no longer
want it...knowing what it is."
As the quiet comes back and party munch down on food
they turn to Dorhak and Mae for answers.
Raki looks at Arawn. "If we return to this village you
were at. I suspect that tower may still be there. If
you get near it could trigger a teleport again back
to this fortress room I see in your minds."
Arawn recalls. The headache now a clear warning.
"Maybe should return outside village if need be to
collect your horses and gear? I'd suggest not getting
anywhere within 1000 feet of this tower. At least
for you who seemed to be the trigger. OR at least the
Alfar. Frankly we don't know what it will do to me if
I get near. It could kill me."
Z'layha looks to the boy's skeleton. The one that
was sent with party to the tribute room from the earthquake.
"He will need to be returned. Maybe. It might scare
the parents to see only bones. Should we just bury him
here and let him be presumed dead?"
Raki looks to Kell's skeleton. "Kell will need to be
buried at Ba'ru."
GM: Well I blame Mae or Don for no eclipse here. He washed
his car and we all know once a person washes his car
it rains. :) But it was a bust here. I hope everyone
else had a good view of it. So I had hoped to do
a bit more but this Mae thing has to give us a delay
for answers. So decisions will need to be made.
Then we'll move on. We are 99.3% done so we are
close here guys.
Once gear is collected. The party returns to
Sivas there will be a Bonus Scene. A teaser scene.
Once this is done adventure is over and IBT begins.
GM: Option : Return to Village far to west. Get
Horses/Gear. Leave Z for a month.
Option : Teleport to Cetric's village for waypoint
and then back to Sivas.
Option : Send Z back to find out location of horses/gear.
Then party as whole returns home minus Z?
Z'layha ahs to stay here at Fortress for a short time.
1. Mae's Fate: Mainly in Dorhak's hands but party
can speak up.
2. Teleport to village, Cetric's and Sivas or stay
here a bit? Which order?
GM: Arawn: Be warned on the tower. I know you'd love
to examine it. But do you want to risk it? :)
Dorhak: So what do you say for Mae?
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