[pnpgm] Game update #1 - File #1 - Claw & Teleport home
longshot at darktech.org
Sat Nov 3 08:22:52 CET 2007
HT Alias/Player Character Name Type Status/Notes Sex
R1 John Haight...........Arawn.............Druid .Normal/Alfar Ma
?? Chris Wells...........Ben'dar...........Warrior.Normal/Human Ma
W2 Marcel Liberty........Chion.............Sailor..Normal/Human Ma
W3 Ryan Torres...........Farseeker.........Warrior.Normal/Human Ma
Tobie Bonahoom........Fremea............Sidh....NormalFaerry Fe
R3 Wayne Richardson/Uji..Thig..............Sidh MU.Normal/Faerry Ma
W2 Robert Maxwell........Strie'bog.........Bard ..Normal/Human Ma
R3 Orion (Paul Broman)...Trembyl...........Wizard..Normal/Human Ma
W4 Wout Broere...........Unali.............Ninja...Normal/Human Fe
R3 Scott Adams...........Xian..............Wizard..Normal/Human Ma
R4 Alex Koponen..........Z'leyra...........Healer..Normal/Human Fe
Animals: Corona [Eagle] Z'leyra, Boyzdar [Wolf] (Strie'bog),
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Game Update #1 in sequence (file #1)
Admin notes: None.
From Fremea/Chion: [Re: Emailed Actions]
GM: Lots of CCed emails. Wasn't sure what was to be public
or not. So I'll paraphrase public stuff that could
be seen or heard. Remember to post to the list
if you want it seen. :) Below is what I assume
to be public since no instructions in the emails
were to keep things private.
[Over the last three days those who get to know Fremea
ask about her origins and past. She simply explains she
was once a slave in Donara made to things she did not
want to or care to elaborate on.]
[Chion visits her during the celebration asks her (smiling)]
Chion: "So, you were a slave. I have a light into that world,
having only recently become a free man. Of course I am only
half as free as I could be, but it is for the best. I will
make a deal with you now. So long as you travel with me I
shall do my best to ensure your safety. And if you wish, I
will not allow you to be enslaved again. Ever." [Chion will
watch carefully her response to see whether she responds
naturally or knowingly.] "I must confide, I thought Fea
creatures would be more different."
1Fremea keeps her eyes averted from Chion, for one he is a human
and she was taught to not trust them, and two she was told to
never look at people as they may take it as a threat to them.]
Fremea: "I thank you for your kind words and your wish to make
sure I am safe while I am with you. I will do the same with you
as long as I can. I have learned many tricks in my time from
those that held me and I will use them as best I can. I know
not why you and the others treat me so kindly, though again I
do thank you and hope that I will not be a hindrance. The Fea
can be just as cruel to others as it seems many races can be,
if there is a 'good' reason for it. As you can tell by my
beauty there was a very 'good' reason that I was being used
by many, including humans."
[Happy that Fremea is opening up to him Chion continues.]
Chion: "My friends and I are perhaps one of the least judgmental
groups of people you will ever meet. We know that each of us
have talents that can rival and definitely compliment the
others at times. Having winged folk has been extremely
beneficial. So beneficial that I haven't had to learn two or
three transformation spells. You may not be aware of everything
you can do. We don't expect you to replace Thig in all these
things, of course. His help to the group at times was immense.
As to your beauty, I hadn't noticed, since you rarely look up.
something you'll learn to do soon enough... You are Fea, and
they are all handsome so far as I have seen. Like wonderful
ancient children. Inner beauty must be matched to outer to be
a well balanced being. I too have done things which in hindsight
were not as pretty as I would have liked. And I have done
things that I have been happy about as well."
[Looking at the ring and Chion smiles broadly.]
Chion: "A well balanced soul is the best we can hope for
sometimes when our life starts out contrary to how we wish it
to end." [Yes, he is still smiling.]
[Looking up at Chion, Femea gives her largest smile at him.]
Fremea: "You are very kind to someone you have meet. And I do
look forward to our adventures." [Turning her full features to
him (showing her impressive beauty to him),] "What, may I ask
is the next step in the adventures?"
[Chion stares at her face for what seems like minutes. Those
eyes and features are striking. One could almost get lost
in those features and the infinite depths of the eyes. He
may not tell much difference among Fae creatures but this one
is surely striking even to him. It almost reminds him of
that daughter of the noble he had to deal with one time...]
GM: Administration Info -
1. Strie'bog - 10 points to Marentian Language
Unali - 6 points to Forest Survival (+1 EL)
4 points to Horsemanship.
2. Website - As you may have noticed the website is new.
A. Adventure 2 is now archived and removed.
B. Adventure 3 is now on the backup site (see link)
C. Adventure 4 website added.
1. All links checked and working.
2. Summary of Campaign Events and History of game
Link UPDATED history. Read for more details.
Includes comments on adventure 2 and 3.
3. Characters of the Campaign
MASSIVE updates. There are 40+ new characters
to this file. All total over 100 characters!
Good for reference. For new players your entries
won't be added till next adventure. But if you want
to learn some minor detail about a character get
some time and read the file. Kinda large file. :)
4. Link for Wout's site is good reference for new folks.
5. Links remain for the pbem mailing list and archives.
6. Contact and Link info - If your a new player or
old and need to update your email or add it let
me know and I'll add it to this file.
7. New Links - Sites and Items of the campaign.
Reference info on sites and items encounters so far.
8. People link - during game I'll update this link
with personalities encounters. This is good if
you forget a character name and need to recall it.
9. Adventure 4 timeline - will update as the game goes on.
10. Last 3 links are short term. The in between, new
player intro and status of character.
3. As I progress on In between time and character sheet
Updates the link at the bottom of the game site will
be updated. You can keep tabs on this file for updates.
[Decalis 23rd 114th day since left Marentia, 50th day of
Adventure #3 of the 1633rd year [TH].]
[Location: Pavassa Forest - Sacred Forest]
[Sunrise the next morning after the last of the Solstice
Celebrations brings a calm to the party and to the forest.
All but to Z'leyra and Arawn. Both have been planning
on investigation into the Claw. The last 3 days Arawn
has talked to Bohusara, Miklav and the Druids on the claw
without giving out details on it directly. All seem to
say that if Z'leyra tried to use spells to learn something
of items like the Claw then it should not be touched at
all. Bohusara and Miklav are very adamant about it and
do not wish disruption in the forest like with Z'leyra's
spell failure. Miklav's eyes glow showing his words are
final and strong. Yet Arawn despite warnings from Thig,
Xian and others continues his plan. Since Arawn is
determined short of evicting Arawn from the entire forest
Miklav and Bohusara's hands are tied. If Arawn wasn't
Alfar and with Druidic status as well he'd be forced
to do the work elsewhere. Arawn is aware of this as
well of his status allowing this. He also knows if
things backfire and everything from scaring villages
from miles away to the forest burning down in a blaze
of spell glory could happen. If that happens even
his Alfar status likely won't save him from a nasty
fate at the hands of Miklav.]
[For the last three days Arawn has quietly worked behind
the scenes to gain the blessing of the Druids and ask
for their help. But all refuse, though politely. Unsure
why they refuse he suspects the Arch Druid may have talked
to Miklav and Bohusara, but he hasn't confirmed that.
Z'leyra suggests to use the power of the solstice celebrations
as added bonus to the power. But the Druids are clear
in that regard. It would stray away from the god's blessing
and intent to help the future if they divert any of their
time to other things. Plus if it did backfire during those
times it could be devastating for the Vassa.]
[Arawn thinks about the group helping as a whole in the
spells Z'leyra and Arawn plan to cast. But in order for
a group to benefit in magic all must be of the same kind.
Druids as a group. Balance Wizards as a group. But
since the party has Priests, Bard, Wizards of possible
varying alignments and a Druid that benefit would be
minimal for magic strength.]
[For the last 3 days Arawn has thought about communing
with the Claw as he did with the snake hood and staff.
Those backfired and Arawn decides at the last hour
to back off it. So Z'leyra will need to cast no spells
to help him.]
[An hour before the Claw is looked into Bohusara and
Miklav warn the forest of any possible dangers for
the Protectors to look at. Ironically the sacred forest
made by the gods could be destroyed by a son of a god.
With the forest animals and people vaguely warned to
look at Arawn and Z'leyra prepare in a separate area
away from most eyes.]
[The party wakes up to a much lighter morning feast.
But Bohusara and Miklav make a point to give the party
a farewell breakfast. Bohusara pours each person
a special rare punch from a fruit that only grows
for a week this time of year. Everyone but Arawn seems
to enjoy the tangy punch. Bohusara explains most Elves
do not for some reason like the taste, its common.]
[Arawn watches the party pack up and prepare their horses
for transmutation. He feels guilty for not going with
them but knows he could learn a great deal here in the
forest as well. Plus he can be here with his kind for
some time before Chion returns.]
[Ben'dar comes almost 45 minutes into the breakfast a bit
dizzy and tipsy from all the night's drinking and partying
with Pasha. Pasha is not seen and apparently went back
to her village. But the smile on Ben'dar's face clearly
shows he had a good time the last couple days with Pasha.
He sighs inwardly that he can't take her to his ranch and
make her a proper woman but she has family here and maybe
after he establishes himself in the ranch he can return
for her. If she doesn't find someone else before then.]
[Chion studies Miklav with his tall staff and flowing gray
eyes. He wonders if he might in 30-40 years look like
that, no eyes aside, with gray hair and a staff at his
reach. All his worldly possessions at reach. Miklav
is clearly powerful and Chion wonders if at his age
if he lives that long if he'll be just as powerful or
stronger. He wonders if he is not seeing his future.]
[Farseeker also looks a bit blood shot from drinking all
night but less drunk than Ben'dar seems to be. He says
his good byes to Mertz and regrets not getting to that
duel he wanted to see if Mertz was a worthy fighter
but time ran out.]
[Fremea studies the party as they pack up the treasure and
clear the horses of saddles and gear for transmutation.
She knows just by watching them she can study and learn
how they act and what they value the most. For example,
Ben'dar clearly cares more for Tef'wo than the other
horses. Chion prides for his staff. Farseeker for his
dear weapons which he shows he feels naked without them.
Arawn is hard to read but he seems to value being self
confident in everything. A trait common to Alfar.
Unali seems laid back and more loose though she seems
to adore her daggers. She stands with a constant state
of awareness but also confidence in herself. The Xian
fellow seems hard to read as he seems to have something
on his mind. Z'leyra is easy to read to Fremea clearly
she likes her pieces of gear from her medical supplies to
other magical items. That dependency Fremea figures can
be her downfall in a civilized town full of thieves.]
[Thig watches the party pack up as well clearly showing
signs of regret. He keeps reminding Xian of things
his dogs Pogo and Ventrius will need or like to do.
He goes around to each person and says one final goodbye
and gives them a firm handshake. He gives Trembyl,
Farseeker and Xian scrolls to send to folks in Marentia.]
[Trembyl above all seems to be the most eager to leave
and return home. Last few days he has felt a bit home
sick for family and country.]
[Unali packs up and feels a loss and something unfinished.
Sure she got revenge on Pan'to but in the end the forest
and Miklav killed him not her. But in the end its justice.
In the pit of her stomach she recalls how Katai is so huge
and scary to even her growing up. She wonders if the party
in the near future can deal with the culture shock.]
[Xian packs up early and spends about 25 minutes talking
privately to Miklav and Bohusara on some private matter.]
[Z'leyra packs up her gear which takes some time. She
ensures the Claw is packed away with her other gear.
For the last few months she has felt out of place. Being
on the plains with male dominated shamans and now here
where it seems Druids not shamans are dominate. Even
back home in Marentia she is out of place where a city
tends not to have need for shamans but do healers. There
she feels at home. Maybe she can return to her own
homeland where she would be dominate as a shaman.]
[Arawn and Chion get to the process of transmuting the
horses. Each take 13 and 13 horses. Removal of
saddles and other gear takes time. Z'leyra explains
what is about to happen to the horses to calm them down.]
[Arawn casts 7 transmutation spells. Three work changing
the horses into stones but four fail.]
[Knowing he has to work on the Claw Arawn lets Chion
take the next series of spells on the horses. He
will need a lot of magical energy for it.]
[Chion casts 13 transmutation spells. Ten convert horses
and only 3 fail.
[After a few minutes of rest Chion casts four more spells
and convert four more horses. The last horse is Tef'wo.
Ben'dar unclasps the collar and the horse snorts and
stares at Ben'dar. Ben'dar recalls the comment the
horse made of no looking at it. Ben'dar puts it in his
bag and pats Tef'wo. Chion then casts his final spell
to convert Tef'wo to a stone. In the last 20 minutes
Chion has gained 5 levels in the spell. But in
the process he is tapped out. He knows he has some
magical energy in his warm to the touch staff in the
battery to drain. That will be what is needed to
get the party home. If failure the whole process will
have to be taken up in a few weeks when energy is
regenerated. He smiles though and doesn't know what
chances are now.]
[All 26 horses are put into a bag gently mixed with
cloth so no damage is done.]
[After helping transmute the horses Arawn directs his
magical spells to the Claw.]
[Arawn seeks a Divination of his imeediate future.
Bohusara casts the Divination as asking the Druids
might make them aware of what's about to happen.
She casts the spell and reports.]
Bohusara: "Your future is unclear. As if in a distant
fog or mist. I will retry."
[Bohusara casts the spell two more times to ensure the
results but comes up the same.]
Bohusara: "Unclear. I suspect the gods themselves have
no knowledge of what is about to happen. This is
something I've never heard or seen before. But
you have been warned."
[Arawn looks to Z'leyra as Bohusara flies away to
safety. Confused by the results Arawn is determined
to investigate further. Z'leyra pulls the claw
from her sack and places it on the ground.]
GM: Email said to 'seek divination'. Not to cast
it yourself or ask Z'leyra so took liberty. Since
it was unclear. There is a reason for the
results above and it won't be known for quite
awhile. Since you or Z'leyra aren't in ICQ
at this instant I can't ask for clarification
on the next step. So we'll continue.
[Arawn asks Strie'bog for ritual magic help to help
prepare the spells.]
Strie'bog: "The best I can do is give you a blessing.
Since we have no idea what orientation the claw
is I nor anyone else can properly prepare rites
to prepare. Sorry."
[With that he raises his hands and waves them toward
Arawn and with Arawn not resisting casts the words
and blessing upon Arawn.]
[Arawn then casts a Luck and a Purification spell onto
[For the next 10 minutes Arawn then casts a Ceremony
spell. Since this is all new on what type of
Ceremony and he has no items to use in the ritual
for the Claw he has go to on pure guesswork as what
the ceremony might entail. No altar as well so
just normal grass decreases the holiness factor.
But Bohusara refuses to let Arawn use the Faerry
Hill's altar ground for the ceremony as it could
wipe the Hill out if backfire. He hopes the
rites, words and magic cast works as he has no
clue if it does or not in this case.]
[Arawn then taps into more magical energy and casts
a spell from the Eye powers group. The words no
one seems to understand or recognize. He stares
at the claw with hands on his legs in hopes the
spell works. Nothing. Not even a tickle returns
to him. Unsure if the spell worked or not he
feels and learns nothing from the spell. That
could mean spell failure or something more rare
that this item has no supernatural influence at all.
But how could that be?]
[Arawn then casts Inner Revelation from his Priestly
knowledge to gain knowledge. He patiently waits
for a response from the gods. He continues to
wait. Nothing in reply. Arawn's brows furrow
in frustration. Have the gods or even worse
his own parents abandoned him?]
[Arawn then takes his greatest risk. A direct query
to the gods through a priestly Divine spell. He
knows if he makes the god mad he could be dead
in the next few seconds. With concentration he
casts the spell and asks the gods about the claw.
In 3 seconds a vision forms to his mode of a black,
white and gray fog bank like a wall. Then it seems
to twirl like in a storm and the fog breaks to show
a tall brown mountain looming high above. As quickly
as the vision comes it leaves his mind. Arawn
wonders what the gods mean by his vision. He dares
not risk again or really make the gods upset. Maybe
in time the clues will show truth. Arawn sighs and
plans his next step.]
Arawn now tries to talk to the claw. For several seconds
he casts a full Tongues spell toward the claw waving
his arms and hands in the normal motions. As he
does a sizzle of energy strikes back and dances up
his arms. Suddenly Arawn is thrown backward onto
the grass. Z'leyra helps him to sit up but Arawn
suddenly realizes he can't move both hands. He tries
for several seconds but nothing happens. Z'leyra
examines his hands but finds no wounds and sighs.
Both know it was a likely spell failure in a bad way.
There is little the Healer can do for him in this
[Arawn stares at the Claw confused and exhausted.
None of the spells work. Just like the staff and
other cases like Perception the spells seem to be
deflected badly against these items. But it could
be worse. He could be dead.]
[At last its time to return home. Thig and now the crippled
Arawn watch as the party gather together. Arawn has
no feeling or control of his hands. He can't even flex
or move them. He can raise his arms but with no hands
it almost feels like spell casting might be over for the day.]
[Clearly something on his mind Strie'bog announces.]
Strie'bog: "I'm staying here with mother for awhile. I
can return when Arawn is picked up."
[Shocked the party says their good byes to the Bard who
sent them to this place.]
Farseeker: "Spending time with your mother will be good
for her and you. We shall see you soon."
[The party hasn't quite got to know Strie'bog so the
good-byes are less intense as they are for Thig.]
GM: Sadly. As npc for now he'll stay. Until I get
email from Robert. He can return when Arawn does.
[Bohusara, Miklav, Vel'heim, several druids, Strie'bog,
Vassilly, Mertz, Thig and Arawn watch the party gather.]
Miklav: "Farewell friends. May your journey home be
one of peace."
Bohusara: "Thank you all for helping me, my son and the
[No longer needing to hold hands Chion gathers the party
and treasure around him. Knowing that he can lift just
over a ton with him he casts the long spell. It takes
almost 30 seconds to cast the words. In a blue haze
the party disappears and travels 500 miles and appears
in Caladan's village. The circle Chion designated as
a teleport site link. With a gasp the party catches
GM: Well that's enough update for now. The party is
now on the Zen'da plains. The party can say
hi to Caladan and spend some time here before
going onto Marentia. Monday I will give mana
status. But at this point Chion and Arawn are
almost tapped out. Arawn will not have full use
of his hands for 5 full hours to come.
More information and details to come on Monday.
The claw stuff and spell management took a ton
of time to do the update.
Next update Monday...
GM: Fremea, Arawn, Thig, Strie'bog are in the Vassa Forest.
Everyone else is on the Zen'da plains.
GM: Remember the 23rd/24th no spells or skills should be
planned as this is sorta catch up days. Teh 25th
is the start of the in between time so stuff cna
happen then. Ran out of time for this one. I wanted
to do more detail on the claw, goodbyes and such.
But this is good for now. Stay tuned...
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