[pnpgm] Game Update #154 - File #1146 - A small break...

Tobie Bonahoom bonahoom at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 21 19:22:31 CET 2020

Fremea listens to the music and wonders how they can all be so merry, or at least a few of them. This situation is not ok to celebrate. She shakes her head at this and then figures she will check in on them and see if they are stopping. It would be nice to take a quick break anyway. It is weird in this place and it would be good to let her eyes rest a minute. She is too used to real light, even if it doesn't feel good.

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   Character Name
Sex           Notes
..Arawn...........Druid...John.Haight........Ma..Alfar/Backup Navigator
..Unali...........Ninja...Wout.Broere........Fe..Human/Dagger Maiden
..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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Update #154 sequence (file #1146)


Notes: None


   From Raddok: [Re: Actions]

        Raddok watches in
some consternation Kiet being lifted by the …

   GM: Ack.

   From Arawn: [Re: Actions]

        Arawn gave Raddok
a wink when the man's amulet helped guide …

        "So that's
three pouches, the two up there and Unali's. Let's see …

   GM: Ack.



[Time:  2:45 pm]

   Raddok watches in some consternation Kiet being lifted by
the Vily to the specified tree. He had told Kiet that he could climb
some, but usually it was cliffs & rock, not trees. He silently thinks
he can, but suddenly the Vily carries Kiet away before he has a chance to
say anything. When Kiet returns holding the brass box, Raddok's eyes
widen, & he quickly faces the Vily, bows deeply, falling upon one
knee in deep respect & offers thanks for the help. He then quickly
follows Dorhak and the others, carrying all his gear, & telling Kiet
that he does have some climbing ability, but he's usually used it for
cliffs, not trees. He apologizes that he didn't have a chance to tell him
earlier; he had been focused upon the amulet, a new experience for him.

   He asks how long it will be before they can stop and study
all the things that have been found. Does the key fit the box? Wasn't
there a bag or pouch found somewhere? What was in it? He says to Kiet
& Dorhak that the smallest items might hold clues if all the
information was shared among them all. He, for one, was feeling rather
stupid at the moment, & mutters to himself if he could climb a tree
although he had not tried in a couple years. His last experience had been
helping to cut down a dying tree that was dropping dead branches onto a
narrow mining trail, endangering the entrance trail. He had done all
right then, although that tree was leaning & not upright, & was
not so tall.

   Opus says, “I can climb and have some gear”.

   Arawn gave Raddok a wink when the man's amulet helped guide
everyone to the cache lying in the treetop. When the man then spoke up in
regards to investigating the containers and pouches the party had
discovered the alfar backed him in his suggestion.

   "So that's three pouches, the two up there and Unali's.
Let's see what the pouches hold and then move on to opening the
box," he said, hoping to discover if anything of interest might lie
hidden within.

   While waiting for the party to do so he flipped through the
journal, hoping to find something hidden among the pages. The man seemed
to have done his sketches while up in the tree but the druid wondered if
he had another reason to be up high, perhaps to spy on the surroundings.

   "Kiet, when you were up there did you notice any
particular views that he could have been studying?"

   Kiet shakes his head.  To him it was a quick blur.

   But Arawn knows the silo with the ladder inside from what
Fremea said, was twice as tall and was far above the tree canopy so if he
spied it was from the silo.  The tree was probably just a treasure
stash and to keep his food if he used a limb away from bears and the

   Dorhak notices to his right Arawn stop to flip through the
journal and grunts.  Tells the druid to keep up.  Clearly the
Vily and her forest friends whoever they were, didn't want folks nearby.

   Unali tosses the coin bag she found in the man's 'bedroom'
chest.  He opens it to find 240-250 brass bits of Marentian design
and a few L'p'nth ones. Also about 12-15 Copper coins all Marentian.
Inside is also a small gold ring with a small snake stone gem on top of
gold band.  It is worth maybe 3-5 SC.  A brooch is also found
with a simple brass chain.  Both Ring and Brooch show no sign of
magic but the Alfar has been fooled before with magic deluding/blocking
spells. It is worth 3-4 SC.  Arawn opens it to show a tiny gray
sketch of some mountain  and on left side a color sketch of a woman
about the size of a quarter.

   Arawn puts the items back in bag.  Then asks as he
walks to see the bag found in the hallway niche.  The large pouch is
more a bag but has the climbing gear – stakes, rope, grappling hooks and
small climbing rings.  But upon moving the rope Arawn notices a
tube.  He then recognizes it like one of spyglass that Unali
has.  This one is pushed inward compacted.  Most spy glass are
just long tubes but rare ones made in Ticasi and other places can be
compacted to a hand length rather than 3-4 foot.   Arawn can
tell this is a magical one.  Probably enhanced for viewing. This is
probably what the man used in the silo.  To spy on what or who?

   The pouch from the tree has a couple of letters in
Marentian.  Seem to be from a girl as Arawn has only time to scan
the scrolls.

   Finally the brass box, Arawn inspects as he walks.  He
asks for the key found by Kimis in the boot.  It fits and he unlocks
it.  But patiently rescans it for traps or magic but sees noting
from outside.

   Turning away from party he opens it to find another square
small book, a cube and a triangle crystal.  All three are magical it
seems but their aura is gray and black so its hard to read what they
could be.

   Arawn opens the book which is smaller than the journal but
the pages are gibberish and clearly coded.

   He inspects the triangle crystal but it seems to have no
spell on it but it is some form of magic in itself? But he can't
recognize the crystal material.

   Kimis glances at the crystal, “pretty.”

   Then Arawn inspects the cube.  A cube about 2x2
inches.  It is yellow in color and can't see inside.  Arawn
can't interpret the magic of it yet.

[Time:  3:38 pm]

   Fremea continues to fly ahead of the party a mile or two at
a time. Hopefully no more silos to slam into.  She spots in the east
a figure in blue and she descends to investigate.  IT is half a mile
to the east and off the path the party is taking.  Landing on a tree
limb she tries to track the figure.  A humanoid for sure wearing a
light blue.  It is moving eastward from the west so she flies
closer.  The figure in light blue tunic, tan pants is 5' 10 or so
feet tall.

   The figure has no bow but a backpack and a light
sword.  She tries to get to the south to get a side view and spies
on him.  She can see the person tilt his head as if sensing
something watching him.  That's when she sees the ears – of a
Elf.  The Elf is moving away from the party so Fremea figures he is

   She takes back to the sky after watching him awhile.

[Time:  4:03 pm]

   A bit over an hour after leaving the mysterious area the
party decides to rest and ensure gear is situated from the hasty evac
from the area.

   Barbosa, Dorhak and Raddok drink water and tell the King and
Bes about massive dwarf battles.  The forest rings out with their
laughter and gestures of great feats.

   Arawn, Z'leyra and Tsia sit together as they ponder on what
they found in the tree and base.  Arawn reads the journal a bit more
and still shows its only a couple weeks old.  But that could be 2-3
years or more in the middle world.  That or maybe the man was unsure
on the correct dates.  There is implication the base was built in
minutes which is impossible.  Unless it was some great transmutation
or such magic?  That would explain lack of dust inside.

   Dorhak had ordered Unali and Opus as sentries on
patrol.  The sky is still that weird twilight.  The forest is
not dark but its not bright either.  The Sidh have no real issues
but the humans can see maybe 150 feet in this dim light and maybe 250 if
they notice movement.  Beyond that its difficult especially since
party has not used torches or light.

   Kimis decides to pull from her bag a small pipe.  Not a
flute but more like a pan's pipe than anything.  A simple elongated
wood with holes on top for 3 fingers and a mouth piece.  She begins
to play as Opus listens to old tunes she used to play back home around
the fire.

   Dorhak tries to figure out time in this place.  Has it
been 10 or 15 min or an hour?

   Unali is due north and Opus is due East on their
patrols.  Unali about 50 feet and moving counter clock wise and Opus
about 30 feet moving clock wise.

   The music of the pipe and chat flows in the forest seems to
hum with birds and insects alike.  Suddenly Opus hears movement to
the east and squints.  Two figures about 5.5 and 6 foot emerge from
the bushes.  They seem agitated and are now making grunts that is
barely heard by the group over the music and chat.  Opus sees them
run fast toward them. Now about 240-250 feet out.

   Up to the north Fremea has ot circle back over and over to
ensure the party keeps up. She can hear a slight bit of laughs and
music?  She is about 300 feet above the tree canopy but it drifts
up.  She wonders if they are stopping for a break and didn't tell

Actions? Comments?

    Next update....Friday/Sat

Actually Fri/Sat may be rough.  Suspect I'll be busy fri and I do
work 9.5 hrs sat like I did last sat (10.5 hours).  But I will
try!  If not then Monday  .  I figure Thursday is too soon
for responses.  After 10.5 hours sat I was tired to do update.
But I have made progress on a couple (3 actually) pnp projects.
Those who read discord will get a hint.  One I want to release next
week as a Xmas gift like Wout does at times. :) Next week is
Thanksgiving.  But I suspect folks will be not traveling? I could be
wrong.  So a second update may be out but we'll see then.  Past
years I figure holiday travel is blocking response but 2020 is a odd

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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