[pnpgm] Game update #8 - File #10 - Status 11/30 - Chion's Events
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Fri Nov 30 05:55:56 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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[Recap] - None
GM: Administration Info -
* Status file updated.
1. Characteristic Points
Total Players: 14
CPs sent to Players: 14
CPS allocated/returned: 13
Character sheets sent: 13
Current progress: 93%
Leaves only Strie'bog at this point.
2. In-between time actions
Total Players: 14
IBT Actions sent to me: 9
IBT completed by me: 9 [***Changed***]
Current progress: 64% [***Changed***]
Have IBT actions from: [***Changed***]
No one at this point.
Check out the Status link on the website to
see order of IBT actions given to me and
which at the time of the week I'm currently
GM: I have finished Chion's IBT time. This is a change
above of 14% for a 64% completion of IBT time. This
gives 93% for CPs and 64% for IBT for a final average
total of 79%.
GM: I currently have no IBT Action Plans in the Queue.
So at this point not working on any. I'm just working
on Adventure #4 details.
GM: Expecting IBT Action Plans from - Arawn, Strie'bog,
Unali, Z'leyra and J Hooten (New Player). Once these
are complete we'll begin the adventure. Maybe by
the new year? I understand Z'leyra is working on hers
now but no info on other progress.
GM: By the Way Framea's Encounters won't be posted due to
various reasons. She is free to post a summary of
those events however. Posting this info is optional.
Next update Monday...
GM: Below is Chion's IBT events...
Didn't know when Arawn was going to return. Had hoped
to know by now. But just went ahead and finished
Chion's IBT events.
* IBT Encounters
Due to being in Caladan's Tribe encounter chances are reduced
by 50% from 20% to 10%). Any encounters could be altered
by Tribal sentries and such.
Dec 25 - 31 - None
Jan 1 - 4 - None
Jan 5 - 3:10am - Chion is awoken up to horses entering the
camp. Cetric goes out to meet them and soon Chion follows.
Chion notices from his dress and feathers he is a Shaman
with 3 warriors or apprentices with him. Upon seeing
Chion the Shaman scowls and refuses to finish his conversation
with Cetric. Cetric asks Chion to return to his tent. Cetric
and the others talk for some 15 minutes and then they make
camp for the night with others. At sunlight the shaman's
party leaves the village and heads east. Chion never
learns why they came or what they wanted.
Jan 6 - 8 - None
Jan 9 - 2:43pm - A group of 7 Zen'da Villagers enter the
camp and Gib'borah welcomes them. They have come from
the far West in hopes of spreading news and song. Cetric
explains its a form of entertainment and news system that
spreads things around the various villages. The 7 dance
around the campfire in traditional indian style dances. Sing,
chant, tell stories and play drums. For several hours the
village learns of news from the western and central tribes. The
group leaves with new stories including the grave robbery and
Bova plots to send back to the west when they do return that way.
Jan 10 - 7:01am - The sun is barely up and Cetric and you are out
looking for herbs as he trains you on looking for herbs that
grow in Twilight periods. Your a good 3 miles from the
village. Suddenly 40 feet away in bushes dark by the still
low sun a snake rises and in a python like move spits poison
at you. But the glob of poison misses Chion. Cetric is away
and when Chion turns he sees another snake attacking Cetric.
Cetric can handle himself Chion figures and Chion draws his
sai weapon (having left his staff at the village, Cetric
doesn't like the staff during Shamanic teaching). The
snake crawls fast forward. Chion swings his sai but fails
to hit. The snake bits on the side of Chion's chest and
does 3 points of damage. Leaps over the tail and stabs
his sai down on the back of the neck doing an impressive 21
points of damage. The enraged snake turns and strikes but
fails to hit. Chion leaps forward and turns with a twirl
of acrobatic and martial art skill to stab the snake in
the left shoulder doing 4 more points to it. The snake
strikes again but fails to hit, though coming close within
a inch of Chion. Both Chion and Snake twirl and dodge
but both fail to hit each other. The long snake is able
to knock chion forward with his tail and bit Chion in
the chest again for 4 points of damage. Chion also
stabs him in the tail for another 4 points as well. The
snake rises up and strikes but fails to hit. Chion uses
the opportunity to stab upwards and hit the snake in the
jaw doing the killing blow. The Snake lands dead onto
Chion's feet. When Chion looks up Cetric is standing with
blood on his clothing and smiling. Cetric nods and congratulates
him for handling a dangerous plains snake. Cetric checks
Chion's wounds and informs he has been likely poisoned by the
2 bites. Its not enough to turn him into a thrall of those
snakes but will take time if Chion learns the prayers to
get rid of the poison. There is no other cure. For three
weeks Chion sleeps and has vile dreams. Cetric knows the
effects of the poison so posts a guard to help Chion maintain
his perverse desires. In the three weeks Chion is stopped
four times from leaving his Tipi to do things unknown.
In a month Chion finally recovers from the poison and is
completely cured. Both snakes the one Cetric killed with
magic and his own knife are burnt as the meat is no good.
[270 Cep, Dae'ti Koti]
Jan 11 - 20 - None
Jan 21 - 10:35am - Cetric, Caladan and Chion are out on the
plains as Chion is shown how animals react to a shaman.
Suddenly a rider comes saying raiders have entered the
eastern lands. All four ride east but by the time the
group gets there other nearby villages have reacted
and sent a group of warriors. By the time Chion and
the others arrive 16 enemy warriors are dead and only 1
Ga'fel tribe warrior is injured. Cetric tends to the
wounded as Caladan and others find clues of Bova tribes
among the enemy. They look to be a bit famished so could
be they raided the territory out of food need. In the last
3 months since the party took out the shamans of the Bova
their fate may have changed. Chion sees the evidence of the
party's lasting deeds.
Jan 22 - 31 - None
Feb 1 - 4 - None
Feb 5 - 8:24am - A group of 6 Warriors from a village in the
north east enter and report of missing deer and ask Cetric
and Gib'borah of any news on it. The villages are having
to trade food and hunt more in the river. No news is heard
but Gib'borah sends a warrior to return and help out (and
to learn more). Gib'borah arranges for food to be sent back
to the villages as well.
Feb 6 - 9:50pm - Sentries report seeing a Wolf hunting pack of
about 7 wolves to the north-west of the village. Wolves
know better than to attack a full sized village. But villagers
want them chased away as game can be attacked. Cetric
refuses to kill them since its his Tonah animal. But he and
several warriors go out to convince them to leave. Chion
rides along with torches and watches as a shaman communicates
with the wolves not a bit scared of the beasts. Eventually
Cetric seems to get through to them and they leave the area
back toward the river to eat fish. Chion learns a great deal
on how a Shaman and Tonah works but he already has seen how
Z'leyra worked before.
Feb 7 - 11am - Cetric and Chion out of the village this time
to the south west encounter a wagon and horses. They
meet a Ba'ru merchant who has a Ti'u Kelom (pass to enter
the plains). Chion learns he has been sent by Gib'borah
to ship food and supplies to the tribes to the far north
east. The merchant seems wary of the barbarians but knows
the relationship with the Zen'da is a lucrative one for
pelts and other items. Gib'borah sends the merchant to
the troubled villages with a warrior escort.
Feb 8 - 9 - None
Feb 10 - 12:29am - Word comes to the village by a rider that
the west a small pirate river boat was attacked by
Zen'da. The craft did not have permission to travel the
river. The village learns of 7 pirates killed in the
attack and no Zen'da losses.
Feb 11 - 19 - None
Feb 20 - While on a ride with Caladan alone Chion is shown
a herd of cattle (about 25 animals). Caladan explains
Gib'borah is trying to see how cattle might do for
the tribes. Its an experiment but a costly one as it
is a high barter animal. Chion can see this based on
the number of guards around the herd.
8:18pm - Sentries report hearing a large herd of animals
in the distance and upon a patrol learn there are 9
antelope a mile out. Durge leads a hunting party to
capture and kill a few of the beasts for food and hides.
Gib'borah doesn't protest as the winter has been hard.
Chion rides out and watches the skill of the Zen'da
horsemen round and capture the antelope.
Feb 21 - 9:16pm - Cetric has sent Chion out on one of his
"listening to the wilderness" missions alone. Out
and away from the village, some 4 miles away, Chion
finds himself alone in the dark doing as he was taught.
He finds it silly but knows it might be his only way
to obtain a Tonah later. Armed only with a sai and
his clothing he suddenly hears snorting and from the
darkness (no campfire is lit as it would distract from
the quest and Cetric could be watching) and rushes
at Chion. Chion finds they are boars from their snorts
and knows they can be dangerous. Chion is able to roll
and dodge from the tusked beasts. Chion stabs one in
the chest doing 5 points. Chion is tusked twice but
only one does damage for 2 points. The other boar
fails to draw blood. All 3 circle each other but
fail to hit anything. Chion stabs the wounded in
the right shoulder knocking it to the ground as it
squeals. The boars fail to hit. Chion stabs the
boar in the left upper arm and slices it doing
enough damage to kill the boar. He finds the other
boar only knocked out and kills it to relieve its
pain. Chion soon finds 3 piglets nearby and Chion
is able to chase them but eventually capture them
to return to the village. The boars are collected
for a good meal that night. [Cep 20]
Feb 21 - 30 - None
Mar 1 - 5 - None
Mar 6 - 5:30am - The tribe is awoken by females screaming and
sentries yelling. When Chion grabs his sword and sai he
finds Caladan, Durge, Cetric and many warriors outside.
In the south east sector of the village tall mangy looking
8 foot creatures are attacking. Warriors led by Durge
attack one creature. Caladan fires fireballs at the other
with help from riders firing from horseback. Chion runs
to help fight the 3rd animal, later learned to be a Te'sla.
Chion has time to don his chainmail for the combat.
The Te'sla claws at Chion's right shoulder and draws
blood with its claws doing 7 points of damage. Chion
fails to strike back. Two other warriors fire bows
and hit it doing only 2 points to the creature. The
creature claws again at Chion this time drawing blood
on his right arm doing 2 points of damage. Chion leaps,
an amazing feat for his size, and kicks the creature
back then lunges forward with his sai. Chion stabs the
creature directly in the heart doing 20 points of damage.
This takes the creature down. Chion turns his back to
the creature to see the other 2 down. One smoking from
Caladan's fireballs, which makes Chion happy to see him
in combat again, and the other dead from arrows. Suddenly
warriors yell at Chion to turn around. When he does the
creature has now stood back up and about to lunge at
Chion when Cetric casts a shamanic spell and uses a death
blast against the creature. The Te'sla goes flying backward
and is killed by a warrior with a spear. Cetric explains
these creatures regenerate and must be killed fully or they
rise back up. [CEP 51]. Caladan reminds Chion he can
take the hide and blood back to sell for personal treasure.
Cetric and Caladan help collect the Te'sla hide (2 the
burnt one is worthless) and iron flasks of blood to sell
when get back to Marentia. Cetric tends to Chion's minor
wounds glad to see the Death Poison doesn't seem to take effect.
Mar 7 - 7:45am - On the last day of Chion's Shamanism training
the village is attacked by a swarm of 8 hippogriffs. Chion
recalls them from Clima when he used spells to stop one
in mid flight. He does the same thing but this time
with his staff stopping 5 of them. But the warriors attack
with bows before he can warn them not to until a full barrage
can be done. After a battle that lasts 7 minutes only
one horse is wounded. One warrior is badly wounded but
will survive healings. Chion suffers no damage and helps
to kill one. [CEP 36] The Zen'da refuse to keep them alive
and slaughter each knowing these creatures are their top
enemy since they are horsemen. Chion sees 40 Gold worth
of hippogriffs slaughtered.
Mar 8 - None
Mar 9 - 5:35am - Cetric believes Shamans should be up early
with the women as their work is long and tiring. This
morning Chion is up helping the female folk venture out
to a local well for water and berries near the bushes
of the well. He escorts 3 pretty young females who giggles
at the strange outsider. Chion finds the cold and
darkness comforting. Chion sits by the well as they
pluck berries and giggle more. Chion figures one has
a crush on him but knows he'll be gone in a matter of
days back to Marentia. The group is a good 3 miles
away from the village. Chion and one of the females
has a lit torch. Suddenly Chion hears two scream and
gets up to see a towering dark form some 9.5 feet tall.
From the smell its surprising it got this close. The
ogre snorts and begins to chase the females. Being
confident Chion charges but misses with his sword. The
ogre doesn't and with a club hits Chion in the right
shoulder doing 15 points of damage knocking Chion to the
ground. Chion is startled by the power of the attack
and realizes he may need help. The females run for their
life back to the village. If they were together he could
teleport them back but are divided. Chion brings up his
sword to stab the ogre in his arm doing 14 points of damage.
The other arm bashes down but fails to hit Chion. Chion
rolls out and leaps to his feet running toward the bushes
for breath and time. His torch snuffed out there is no light
but the smell is there to detect the ogre. Chion decides to
play a typical game with prey he has done in the past, human
prey. Distraction and conquest. Chion throws a rock toward
the well and it makes a noise against the stone. The dumb
ogre turns to investigate and that's when Chion runs and
leaps onto the back of the beast. He gets only halfway
up his back and had to pull himself up with both arms with
his sai in his mouth. The ogre tries to swipe his arms
back but can't get to Chion. Chion struggles to the top of
the animal hide and gets to the ogre's neck. The smell is
disgusting and dizzying. Chion knows a skull hit would do
nothing with his bone and a spine kill is hard through his
natural hide. But a neck would might be soft enough. At
the top he grabs his sai and holds on for dear life. With
one great swing of his arm he stabs the ogre in the right
neck. The blow is good and does 24 points of damage. The
ogre screams. But then Chion realizes if he falls back
Chion is probably dead. Chion is lucky when the beast
falls to the right on his arm and then face down. Chion
falls off the beast but then falls unconscious from his
own wound. When he is awake he sees twilight and Durge
standing over scowling muttering he is alive. Chion smiles.
Then Cetric and Caladan enter the picture and tend to his
wound. Durge mutters how this city slicker could take down
such a beast. The beast must've been hurt or sick already.
Chion rides back to the village on horse in slight pain
but satisfied. [CEP 152] He notices his Sai is again chipped
but it was worth the damage tot he blade to see Durge's face.
Mar 10 - None
Mar 11 - Cetric sends Chion alone with no food or water to
the wilderness. Only his damaged Sai and clothing. He
is not to use magic to gain food or drink. He must
meditate and study nature for its food and live on the
land. This is his final test to obtain a Tonah guardian.
It could take upwards of 2 weeks or as little as 1 day.
The animal may choose Chion.
Mar 12 - None
Mar 13 - 9:23am - As Chion finds himself looking for food
and using the leaves for water from morning dew he is
now 10 or more miles from the village. For days he has
only seen the occasional plains rat or rodent. Suddenly
the morning silence is broken by a bird high in the sky.
He sees it soar and then dive toward him. Wary and tired
he isn't sure its a vulture to pick him off. The bird,
a hawk now that Chion sees it clearly, lands near him with
a dead snake. The bird eyes Chion and drops the meat.
Why would such a animal do this when food is scarce? Could
this be a sign? The bird flies back up, circles then lands
some distance away. Chion takes the dead snake and eats the
protein filled meat. Satisfied the Hawk takes to the sky
and stays in the area. Energized Chion takes it as a sign
and heads back to the village. He notices high above the
Hawk seems to guide him toward the direction. Hours later
near the fading sun Chion arrives back in camp. Cetric
watches the Hawk leave the area and agrees the bird must've
chosen him or felt sorry for him, Cetric laughs. Time
will tell and more encounters may be needed before he knows
if he has obtained a Hawk Tonah. That night Chion completes
Mar 14 - The next morning Chion decides its time to leave.
Cetric agrees he has learned a great deal in half the time
it would take most normal Zen'da. Cetric is impressed but
doesn't show it. Caladan informs Chion of Cetric's surprise.
Durge is happy to see the outsider leave. Gib'borah and
Caladan give one final spring meal for Chion before he leaves.
[Mar 15 - 28 - Back in Marentia via Teleport]
Mar 15 - None
Mar 16 - 5:30am - Chion is awoken to sounds in his doorless
home. He finds a bird has gotten inside some small hole
it seems and is trying to escape. Chion teleports the
bird outside without touching it.
Mar 17 - 25 - None
Mar 26 - 12:19am - While at a local tavern getting some ale
after a hard day's work making a new Sai, Chion sees
a man recruiting men for a courier job to the Cerulean
Empire. The pay sounds good. Chion laughs that he
could probably be there in 20 minutes and back in 20
minutes without need of a caravan. But he knows if he
leaves his sai half done it could be ruined. Farseeker
always said Chion could make money as a courier.
Mar 27 - 11:53am - While in the market looking for a good
selection of fruit Chion finds himself having lost his
small moneypurse. Some thief must've cut it minutes
ago. Chion looks up and down the alleys to find clues
but finds nothing. He discovers about 5 silver has
been taken. A skilled thief for sure. Angry Chion
leaves the market.
Mar 28 - None
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