[pnpgm] Game Update #160 - File #1171 - Party crosses plains

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    Character Name   Type       Player        Sex           Notes
..Arawn...........Druid...John.Haight........Ma..Alfar/Backup Navigator
..Unali...........Ninja...Wout.Broere........Fe..Human/Dagger Maiden
..Upus............Warrior.Gerald.Ford........Ma..Normal/Barbarian Warrior
..Kimis...........Warrior.NPC................Fe..Normal/Diumgi Companion
..Z'leyra.........Healer..Alex Koponen.......Fe..Human/Shaman/1st Mate
..Bes (2).........Warrior.npc................Mo..Bes..............

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         Game Update #160 sequence (file #1171)

         Admin Notes: None.

            From Z'leyra: [Re: Necklace]
                 Z'leyra will ask our fearless 
leader if she may learn Dwarf Elder by use of the 
necklace. If granted she will ask him to speak in 
Dwarf Elder while she uses the necklace to learn to speak that language.
            GM: Ack. No uses today but next 'day' when that is down here.

            From Dorhak: [Re: Actions]
                 Dorhak looks back with an 
expression thatÂ’s hard to read.  "Aye. 

            GM: Ack.

            From Z'leyra [Re: Necklace]
                 Oops, my mistake. I blame my bad 
memory. Turns out that Z'leyra already knows 
Dwarf Elder. (speaking, though not reading). So 
she will assist someone else to learn some language.
            GM: Ack.

         [New Stuff]

         [Ma 9th, 1636TH]

         [Time:  10:17 pm MW time]

            Z'leyra asks Dorhak on using necklace to learn Dwarf.

            Dorhak looks back with an expression 
thatÂ’s hard to read.  "Aye.  Of course ye 
can.  ItÂ’s not like itÂ’s a secret language.  Even Raddok knows it!"

            Z'leyra uses necklace but nothing 
happened.  Either it failed or ran out of uses for the day.

  fresh                  ----------------

         [Ma 10th, 1636TH – or is it?]

         [Time:  6:14 am MW time]

            Party breaks camp after a breakfast 
of fresh bird eggs found by Pyan and Fremea and 
some nice blue berries.  Some have simple rations.

            The party heads out north into the 
mountains – or at least it is assumed 
north.  This lack of stars or the sun is 
distressful.  It is deep dark but it has been 8 
long hours of good sleep so party should be 
fresh.  The odd colorful overhead lights blink on 
the brown and white plains all around making them 
a kaleidoscope of shifting waves.

            Even if its dark visibility is about 
half a mile so with the open plains it is 
difficult to impossible to plan a ambush.  There 
are plenty of bushes and trees but most are so 
sparse its not a good hiding spot.  So with this 
said the party can spread out and a bit more relaxed state.

         [Time:  10:03 am MW time]

            After 4 hours the party takes a lunch 
break.  Fremea flies to the watering hole they 
saw last recon before sleeping before it got 
dark.  A light meal is made and the party rests a bit.

            Barbosa asks the King, “What is your 
experience here?  Will the other Bes back at the cave find their way here?”

            The King eats some fruit from his 
bag.  “Most are stories. Before becoming King I 
came here to do some rituals and ceremonial 
stuff.  Humans would call it a wakl-around or 
walk abut?  As you may guess not many Bes in 
Lower Regions.  I visited the dwarves...” he 
looks around.  “I used our portal ability. We 
could use that for now.  But I suspect it could 
close if only 1 person entered.  Regardless, the 
dwarves here treated me the same as Dorhak did 
initially.  It took awhile to get them used to 
me.  The dwarves here are old style and set in 
their ways.  So secluded they have no idea of 
what is going on in middle world.  When I went 
back it was 4.5 months later.  Unsure how long I 
stayed here.  Beyond that its mostly stories.  In 
fact I asked around.  Our dwarf allies back home 
rarely venture here. Its not a normal thing 
unless they have some agenda.  As to the 
Bes.  I've been leaving signs as best I can.  If 
they stick to a path due north as we did they 
should find our camp.  I left a tree bark note 
and we should be leaving plenty of footprints 
that a blind Bes female could track us!”

         [Time:  2:20 pm MW time]

            Finally the first twinges of daylight 
shines as the colorful lights soon end.  It'll 
take a few more hours of that odd eerie daylight to shine.

            Arawn notices as they walk everyone – 
mostly but especially the magic users – aura is 
fully flashing.  It seems the mana has returned to the party.

         [Time:  5:01 pm MW time]

            It is getting brighter and so party 
uses spyglasses to get a better view with the 
mountains about an hour away now. Unali, Arawn 
and Fremea use each of their own spyglass (or 
found from silo) and discuss best places to 
go.  Most guess slightly north east is best place 
to go so the party shifts in that area.

            Fremea decides to fly ahead to scout out.

         GM: Actions? Comments?

             Next update....Wed/Sat?

         GM:  A short update but no 
encounters.  I will email Tobie the details on 
his recon once he reaches mountains.  I'll have 
to run the numbers and see how long he has to 
spend before party arrives at edge of 
mountains.  After that he can give said report 
for any decisions to be made.  As to next week my 
last 3 days off till September.  IF I did a 
update it'd be Wednesday.  If not or feel not in 
mood will be Saturday.  After that we shall see 
on 2 updates a week but likely once a week if 
things get hectic. ;) If no update then Merry 
Christmas and happy holidays to all!    I'm sure 
we'll be glad for 2020 to end.  Stay tuned! BTW 
Monday 12/21 is the Great Conjunction – Jupiter 
and Saturn so close in sky it will form the 
“Christmas Star.”  An event not seen for 800 
years. Google local details as it will vary on 
times to you or direction.  For me its after 
sunset in SE.  But best to google it for an event 
we'll not see again.   To clarify, Mana Regen is 
back when the spell failed it erased the entire 
Casting Ability pool.  So you regen the normal 
amount for that day so not much mana but some 
mana.  But only Arawn knows this for now.

         GM: Groups- [here to remind me of walking groups]

                 1st Triad – Dorhak, Barbosa, Raddok
                 2nd Triad – Z'leyra, Tsia, Unali, King, Arawn.
               3rd Triad – Pyan, Opus, Kimis, Kiet.

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