[pnpgm] Game update #133b - File #500 - Chion gets frequent flyer miles

Scott Adams longshot at darktech.org
Thu Nov 16 01:54:16 CET 2006

  HT Alias/Player          Character Name    Type    Status/Notes  Sex
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  R3 Balrog................Balrog............Warrior.Normal/Human  Ma
  ?? Chris Wells...........Ben'dar...........Warrior.Normal/Human  Ma
  R4 Tom Crockett..........Caladan...........Wizard..Normal/Human  Ma
  R1 Marcel Liberty........Chion.............Sailor..Normal/Human  Ma
  W3 Ryan Torres...........Farseeker.........Warrior.Normal/Human  Ma
  W2 Sergi Sallent.........Jordi.............Wizard..Normal/Elf    Ma
  R4 Tim Falkenberg........Malradh ben Kasha.Merc....Normal/Human  Ma
  R3 Wayne Richardson/Uji..Thig..............Sidh MU.Normal/Faerry Ma
  Do Robert Maxwell........Strie'bog.........Artist..Normal/Human  Ma
  R3 Orion (Paul Broman)...Trembyl...........Wizard..Normal/Human  Ma
  W3 Wout Broere...........Unali.............Ninja...Normal/Human  Fe
  R3 Scott Adams...........Xian..............Wizard..Normal/Human  Ma
  W2 Alex Koponen..........Z'leyra...........Healer..Normal/Human  Fe
     Animals: Ventrius/Pogo Thig's dogs, Firesnake of Caladan's,
       Z'Leyra's Eagle, 2 Draft Horses, Wolf - Boyzdar
       6 Captured Zen'da Horses
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     Game Update #133b in sequence (file #500)
     Admin notes:  Thanks for all the well wishes.  I'm better :)

        From Ben'dar: [Re: Actions]
          Ben'Dar ruddy face darkens with anger at Balrog's words.
          "Z'leyra can handle herself as well as any of us!" he says
          with a glare back at Balrog.  She held the claw because she
          could protect it better with her magic and skills, especially
          if our enemies suspected that I still had it.  And from what
          I've heard of the ambush, it was lucky for us that she held
          it.  I doubt I could have escaped as she did."

          He glances at Z'leyra and his eyes stray to her satchel.
          "I do want to learn more about it.  It has great power and
          could be used to accomplish great things for the one who
          weilds it.  But there is something evil about it as well.
          When I carried it, I could sense it trying to influence me

          He shakes his head.  "The decision on its fate is certainly
          not mine alone to make.  We all have an equal say in what will
          be done."

          He nods in agreement to Xian's suggestion.  "Yes, let us be
          glad that we have seen victory this day and enjoy this
          well-earned meal!"  He smiles and raises his mug in salute to
          his companions.

          (Later on, he will mention to the party that it may be a good
          idea to continue the subterfuge that he carries the claw still
          when they return to Caladan's village.  Undoubtedly word will
          spread that he holds it, and if anyone does come hunting for
          it, it would be better if they didn't know it's exact location
          within the party.)
        GM: Ack. 

     [New Stuff]

        Octaqi 30, in the 163rd Year [TH]
        [Meanwhile in Caladan's Village]

        [Day 60 - 1pm Before party is teleported out.]

          [Balrog's outburst in reply to Balrog is heard in the empty
           ballroom as his words hit the walls and echo.]

          Balrog: "Its not that she can take care of herself.  Its
            that we depend on each other as a team.  We didn't
            know she HAD the claw on her.  We had assumed you still
            had it."

          Farseeker: "He's right.  If we knew Ezam was to go after
            the claw we'd have done anything to protect you from
            him and those creatures.  Since we didn't know she
            had it on her it risked the entire trip here.  We
            as a team trust each other with our lives.  In order
            to have that trust information like that should be
            shared.  Granted that information could be dangerous
            if one of us were captured and tortured.  But its
            a risk as a team we should take.  I don't think
            Balrog meant offense he's just frustrated."

          [Balrog nods and brushes his left arm through his long
           overgrown hair.]

          Balrog: "That's the point I was making.  Secrets in
            a group like this can be devastating.  Bertram thought
            he had a secret or knew a secret.  He went off around
            the land to avoid us.   It cost him his life and our
            mission there."

          Xian: "I'm sure we'll have time to discuss this.  Let's
            eat lunch first."

        [Day 60 of Trip]

        [Castle destruction begins around 11:30am.  The party
         spreads throughout the castle in pairs to each floor.
         Furniture is destroyed or out right burnt.  Since most
         rooms are rock only fires will simply stop since can't
         burn rock and dirt.  Wooden doors are destroyed to prevent
         the fire from escaping.  The few iron doors are kept in
         place and closed to keep the fire in.  On the second floor
         the sentry ledge has the only few window/archer slits and
         catapult windows.  Since they can have the smoke escape
         and alert outsides Trembyl collapses the entrances with
         a series of earth spells.  The catapults won't be set on
         fire as it would escape outside.  The 2nd and 1st floors
         are also damaged and select areas set on fire.  The only
         room to escape some damage is the meeting rooms and banquet
         halls where the tables are so strong it would take an
         excessive amount of time to destroy them.  Many in the
         party like this destruction and get frustration out.  As
         to the dead it would take hours to bury.  The dead were
         grouped into one small room.  Almost 75 bodies.  Trembyl
         determines the best room for this is an empty room on the
         first floor which seems to have an unstable roof.  When
         the bodies are there one prisoner is taken inside and allowed
         to view the bodies.  This is to ensure that any prayers may
         need to be done.  Its explained it would take too long to
         bury so the room is collapsed by a avalanche spell from Trembyl.]

        [The prisoner is depressed but seems to understand its better
         than to leave them rotting in various rooms.  He is returned
         to the cells with the others.]

        [Meanwhile on the plains - Caladan's village.]

        [Cetric paces back and forth in front of Caladan and Gib'borah.]

        Cetric: "They've been gone for over eight hours now.  Shouldn't
          we send word to the Ser'manda to maybe send in people into
          the south mountains?"

        Caladan: "It is taken a bit longer than I thought.  But it
          does take some time to finish things.  If they do not
          return by night we'll send riders south.  Even though
          that help would take days to get to them."

        Gib'borah: "The feast will have to be lunch then rather
          than a breakfast."

        Caladan: "I'm sure they'll be grateful."

        [Meanwhile in the L'p'nth Mountains - NE of S'p'nth]

        [There is discussion in the ritual room that the tapestry
         should be taken.  But the image seems to convey some
         evil purpose and selling it might not be a good thing.
         It is ripped and burnt.  Now about 90% of the castle
         is worthless and in ruins.  Some rooms (about 3) are
         collapsed and some walls and doors destroyed (like the
         library wall).]

        [Day 60 - Time: 2:15pm]

        GM: I hope the following is acceptable as it seems the best
          to manage the mana use for the big teleports.  

        [Chion gathers the party 10 hours after entering the castle.
         He explains it is time to go.  Trembyl has to stay in order
         to destroy the main entrance hall tomorrow.  He has worked
         with Xian and Thig using their insubstantial spells to find
         the weakest points in the ceiling and to ensure a collapse
         won't cause a 2nd floor chain reaction.  It looks like it
         will work.  Though will require a series of spells not just 1.

        [Xian grabs a bag holding miscellaneous treasure.
         Thig holds bags of the scrolls with care.  The books
         were carefully placed in a box which had food in it.
         It was cleaned and lined with a blanket and stuffed with
         a thicker blanket to cushion the books.  Balrog and Kasha
         will both handle the book box.  Everyone else gathers
         up roughly 165 pounds of weapons in boxes and bags.  Then
         those are gathered and with free hands or free arms or
         free feet or even free backs touching tightly Chion prepares
         his teleport spell back to the plains.  In seconds the
         party except for Trembyl finds themselves back in Caladan's
         village in the Circle made by Chion the first time he went
         to the castle.  As with the long distance 400 plus jump
         before breath is drained and some folks have to lower their
         gear to the ground to regain their breath.  The sun is high
         in the sky and some have to blink to adjust.  Many in the
         village come running on sighting of the party.]

        [Caladan, Jordi, Cetric and Gib'borah are happy to see the
         party back.  Villagers help to haul gear and loot to store
         with the other loot by the party.  Cetric makes it clear
         no gear is to be stolen.  The party quickly gives a overview
         of the last 10 hours.]

        [Day 60 - Time: 3:20pm]

        [After an hour in the village Chion plans his trip back.
         But he finds the mana is gone and he must've reached his
         limit for the day.  Trembyl is still in the castle and
         can handle himself with Jef.]

        [Day 61 - Time: little after Midnight]

        [Chion quickly teleports back to the Castle and finds
         Trembyl in the hall outside the cells with Jef.  Jef
         is asleep but Trembyl was expecting Chion.]

        [Chion returns to the ballroom and gathers his next lot
         of gear to take.  Since he isn't taking people this
         trip he can carry more.  All the weapons are gathered
         in boxes and crates (425 pounds).  The plate and
         chainmail all stacked in one keg he can touch with a leg.
         One chest is piled high with the coins and can be touched
         by a hand.  Now at 1,600 pounds.  The leather armors are
         in a crate (overstuffed) which can be touched by another
         leg/foot (1,942 pounds).  The rest of the armors are
         in another set of boxes that can be touched by his other
         free hand.  He stands and makes sure everything is touched
         with the help of Trembyl pushing things up against him.
         He then casts the teleport spell and ends up in the village
         again.  At this point all the vital gear is back in the
         village safe now.]

        [An hour later Chion teleports back to the castle.  There
         he rests till sunrise.]

        [Day 61 - Time: 6:55am]

        [Jef is taken across the moat with the horses, saddles and
         food.  He keeps the sword and sling on the horse.  He
         thanks Chion and Trembyl and he rides off with the other
         horse in tow with rope.  Chion and Trembyl watch and hope
         he will get off well.  They watch him ride off into the
         valley shadows and disappear.]

        Trembyl: "Hope he makes it."

        [Trembyl and Chion return into the castle.  Of the
         non vital treasure they are sorted and gathered as well
         in the ballroom.  Its only about 180 pounds of goods
         which can be put into two crates.  Most of the bulk
         are uniforms, clothing and boots.  Its still loot.
         The catapults and their ammo would be the only other
         valuable treasure left in the entire castle.  Food and
         water might be somewhat valuable but not everything can
         be taken.  Four kegs of wine and food is also gathered
         and will be taken back. With a total of 200-250 pounds.
         Chion explains he will return at midnight again.  Trembyl
         ensures he'll be safe since the drawbridge is up and
         he has placed a small ward near the cells to alert him
         of any danger.  Chion teleports back to the village with
         the non vital treasure above.]

        [Day 62 - Time: little after Midnight]

        [Chion casts another teleport back into the castle.  All
         that remains to take back are the horses, their gear and
         Trembyl.  Both rest till sunrise.  At sunrise the prisoners
         are escorted outside.  One is untied so he can untie the
         others.  Without anything but a water canteen for all the
         prisoners they are told to leave.  They run off with Teed
         in the lead scared of any change of mind.  Finally both
         re-enter the bridge.  They examine the moat and can't tell
         what's in the murky water.  But that may be a good
         thing. The moat is for the last time drawn back up with
         some strength by the two.  Its decided the large wooden
         and iron gates should be kept closed but not destroyed.
         If they were destroyed and open anyone with a log could
         cross the moat.  But up (drawbridge) and down (gate)
         makes it very difficult to enter.  Chion enters the
         stables and gathers the horses while Trembyl prepares his
         5 spells that are needed to collapse the main entrance
         hall.  With help from Kasha, Thig and Xian he hopes it
         works.  No one had miner skill in the party but some did
         have survival skills underground and that seemed to have
         a few pointers.  Trembyl casts the earthquake and avalanche
         spells to collapse the roof.  Luckily the 2nd floor is 25
         feet above the first floor and only 15 feet of the ceiling
         collapses but its enough sand and boulders to cause trouble
         for anyone trying to get in.  Its not floor to roof but
         its better than nothing.]

        [Twenty minutes later Trembyl joins Chion in the stables
         and gathers the horses.  Saddles and any horse related
         gear are placed on the horses as well.  There are 16
         horses with gear left.  Some of the horses are 800-1000
         pounds each.]

        [Most of the horses seem to be in the 800 pound range.
         There are 3 horses over 900 and 1 almost 1200.  Chion
         tries to organize them estimating their weight and how
         much he can carry.  It will clearly require more than
         one trip.]

        [The smallest horse about 624 pounds even with its gear
         is the one Trembyl mounts.  Chion sighs and gathers up
         the two smallest and the biggest horse.  He then
         gathers the 4 horses with Trembyl and Chion mounted
         on them and teleports back to the village with them.
         That still leaves 13 horses behind with food and water
         for a few more days.]

        [Day 63 - Time: little after Midnight]

        [Trembyl remains in the camp but Chion teleports back again
         to the castle to get the last of the horses.  Chion gathers
         4 more horses and takes them back to the plains.  Chion
         teleports back to the castle and rests the rest of the day.]

        [Day 64 - Time: little after Midnight]
        [Chion again gathers more horses.  Four more horses are
         gathered and teleported back to the village.  This
         leaves 5 back in the castle.  Chion returns to the
         castle again and gathers up   He gathers up 4 more
         horses and teleports back to the village.  This leaves
         one more horse.  The poor horse all by itself.]

        [Day 65 - Time: little after Midnight]

        [Chion teleports back to the castle and quickly returns
         with the last horse.]

        GM: Chion your tapped out of mana at this point.

        GM: It takes 5 days to get the horses and all the loot
            back to the village.

        GM: Congratulations to Chion.  With these jumps he has
            jumped (pardon the pun) to a new MEL+1 :).

        GM: As well Congratulations to Trembyl +1 MEL in using
            a slew of 13 earth spells to destroy the castle.

        [Summary timeline - ]

          [Day 60 - Octaqi 30 - 7am-2pm - Gather treasure in Castle.]
          [Day 60 - Octaqi 30 - 2:15pm  - Party teleports back to castle.]
          [Day 61 - Day 65    - Chion teleports horses and final loot.]

          [Day 65 - Novehas 4 - Current Day]

         GM: All right.  A short part 2 update.  But it gets the
           job done.  For friday's update will have more information
           and a few questions on actions for you guys.  I also
           will be working on the master final treasure report and
           character sheets.  At this point we are 98% done with
           Adventure #2.  More details and information to follow
           in Friday's update.. Since next week is Thanksgiving
           likely will try to finish the bulk of stuff by then.

         Actions?  Comments?

         Next update Friday....

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