[pnpgm] Game Update #199 - File #1324 - Party preps to leave

Wout Broere broere at powersandperils.org
Tue Dec 20 15:46:27 CET 2011

Unali extends her hand to Zhou to wish him well: "Keep them safe Count. 
We will see each other outside again." She keeps looking in the 
direction of the exit until all are out of sight in the tunnel to the 
other cave.

Then she becomes all business again: "OK, let's go. Who is in front with 

On 12/20/2011 05:54 PM, Scott Adams wrote:
>    HT Aliaver/Player          Character Name    Type    Status/Notes  Sex
>    -- -----------------------------------------------------------------
>    R1.John Haight...........Arawn.............Druid  .Normal/Alfar  Ma
>    ??.Chris Wells...........Ben'dar...........Warrior.Normal/Human  Ma
>    R4.Tom Corckett..........Caladan...........Wizard  Normal/Human  Ma
>    W2.Marcel Liberty........Chion.............Sailor..Normal/Human  Ma
>    W3.Ryan Torres...........Farseeker.........Warrior.Normal/Human  Ma
>    --.Tobie Bonahoom........Fremea............Sidh....Normal/Faerry Fe
>    R2.Mark Murtha...........Kell..............Trader..Normal/Human..Ma
>    R1.David Sanders.........Kiet.Sunan........Acrobat Normal/Human  Ma
>    R4.J H Hooten............Raban.Usherwood...Bard....Normal/Human..Ma
>    W2.Robert Maxwell........Strie'bog.........Bard....Normal/Human..Ma
>    W4.Wout Broere...........Unali.............Ninja...Normal/Human  Fe
>    R1 John.Stowman..........Will..............Hunter..Normal/Human..Ma
>    R4.Alex Koponen..........Z'leyra...........Healer..Normal/Human  Fe
>    R1 NPC...................Zhou Kiwat........Noble...Normal/Human..Ma
>       NPC...................Captain.Lin.......Warrior.Normal/Human..Ma
>       Animals: Corona [Eagle] Z'leyra, Tef'wo (Horse) Ben'dar,
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>       Game Update #199 in sequence (file #1324)
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>       [Recap]
>          From Arawn: [Re: Actions[
>            OOC:
>            Not sure if the party has decided whether to keep the 4
>            volunteer    villagers with the party  or have them return
>            with the rest of the villagers and Zhou but in case it hasn't
>            been decided....
>            IC:
>            Upon rejoining the others Arawn listened patiently as he ...
>          GM: Ack.
>          From Unali: [Re: Actions[
>            OOC: I thought that Unali's suggestion was to send ALL
>            prisoners outside. If a few are armed to keep the others
>            safe, that is fine, gut to have them tag along is a recipe
>            for disaster.
>            In our table top group we loved having untrained hirelings/
>            rescued villager/etc along. We called them Harrys and the
>            running gag was to have them killed off at the highest possible
>            rate with a GM that would not allow us to outright kill them,
>            or shove them in harms way.
>            Scott, I hope the PC is behaving? I have been tracking network
>            issues (burned out wireless access point) half the night.
>            Unali: "I agree with Arawn. to move the fastest, act as...
>          GM: Ack.  Guess I missed the suggestion.  Sorry.  As to
>              Harry's we do the same.  Even the crippled peg leg
>              villager who thinks it is wise to enter that hamlet
>              with that strange round device to see what it does.
>              Then when he pulls the plug we soon find out.  As to
>              PC more or less.  Sigh.  So far good but some minor
>              issues.  I may just do a post on its own to see what
>              I've dealt with.
>          From Arawn: [Re: Actions]
>            OOC:
>            Harrys... Sounds like a reverse game of Paranoia. I guess that
>            would make the PC's the officers that send the clones out to
>            their death:)
>            IC:
>            In response to Unali's question Arawn replied,
>            "Chion and Fremea should be back in a few minutes."
>          GM: Ack. I'm sorry, Citizen.  Where is your
>              security key code?  Speaking of such things
>              is against the happiness of Alpha Complex.
>              Present key code or suffer security protocol
>              A-14.
>          From Kell: [Re: Actions]
>            OOC - Paranoia.  he he.  Fun game.    Maybe we need some
>            clones here...
>            IC:
>            "I've reconsidered, let's send all the captives out....
>          GM: Ack. This is a epidemic!  Speaking of such things must
>              be stopped. Report to Extermination Booth 112 please.
>          From Arawn: [Re: Actions]
>            OOC:
>            I'll work on the spell:)
>            IC:
>            "Are you sure about Squirt?," Arawn asked. "Can you...
>          GM: Ack.
>          From Kell: [Re: Actions]
>            Petting the adorable critter's ears, Kell tilts his head and
>            replies to Arawn in a deadpan, "Of course.  Look at...
>            OOC - I want the Ultraviolet pass please.  And a whole army
>            of Farseeker clones. :)
>          GM: Ack. Ultraviolet? Please remain seated Citizen.  Security
>              Bot Thelma-cold-Hands will be coming to question you.
>          From Will: [Re: Actions]
>            Will looking at the viligers with a shrug says " leave them...
>          GM: Ack.
>       --------------------------------------------------------------
>       [New Stuff]
>           [Augado 10th, 1634TH]
>           [Location: Middle Katai Plains]
>           [          Mountains west of Pamau]
>           [Time: 2:05 pm]
>             The party begins to quickly discuss the aspects of taking
>           the villagers.  Many feel Kell's suggestion is sound if not
>           as support in the overall operation but as cooperation among
>           the groups.  But many still have problems with the situation.
>             Upon rejoining the others Arawn listened patiently as he
>           was caught up on the party's discussion regarding disguises
>           and the possibility of having villagers join the party for
>           further exploration into the cave complex. When the others
>           were done he waited until the villagers were out of earshot
>           before voicing his concerns. Siding with Lin he advises against
>           it, warning that the villagers lack of training and their anger
>           awards the Vong could cause them to react in unexpected ways,
>           possibly ruining the party's chance for surprise if they should
>           charge at the wrong time, cry out or go against a plan, thus
>           compromising the mission or serving to distract members of the
>           party when focus is necessary. In addition their lack of combat
>           experience and proper equipment means that it would be a suicide
>           mission for them. He also supports Lin's view that the villagers
>           would likely react quite negatively once they discover the
>           party's ability to use magic.
>             Unali turns from her reverie and recalls Clima and the
>           last time folks helped the party.  "I agree with Arawn. to
>           move the fastest, act as silent as we can, all former prisoners
>           should keep together and get out of the Mount as soon as
>           possible. If you are ready, let's get going. As soon as all
>           are up the ladder and out of sight, we should open this door
>           and move on as well. Is everybody present once again?"
>             In response to Unali's question Arawn replied, "Chion and
>           Fremea should be back in a few minutes."
>             "I've reconsidered, let's send all the captives out.  Using
>           Illusions to show more Vong will just alert them to us, let's
>           use stealth as we have so far.  I can send Squirt here scouting
>           ahead.", says Kell.
>             "Are you sure about Squirt?" Arawn asked, "can you ensure
>           that he won't get himself into trouble?"
>             Petting the adorable critter's ears, Kell tilts his head and
>           replies to Arawn in a deadpan, "Of course.  Look at this face.
>           Is this the face of a troublemaker?  Besides, Squirt is small
>           and sneaky, he's done this type of thing for me before."
>             Will looking at the villagers with a shrug says, "leave them
>           here or get rid of them... with us they'd be in the way."
>             Zhou nods and explains, "friends they have decided it is
>           best that you join your fellow people here.  It is best
>           that you defend them and support the army that is due here
>           soon.  These people are capable and feel that you will
>           be needed to protect the women and children."
>             Kiet rolls his eyes at the honey sticky words of Zhou.
>             Zhou claps his hands.  "All right.  It's time to go.
>           We will go out that way.  We'll be heading to the lake
>           area where I believe some of you have gone before. Please
>           surround the children so they do not see some of the
>           Vong.  We had to slaughter many there.  The tough part will
>           be a tiny area to get into the lava tube area.  We will
>           have to cross a bridge so the mothers will have to help
>           the little ones.  I'll explain more as we move on...."
>             Strie'bog and Chion talk briefly and quietly for a bit
>           as Zhou speaks and then ends.
>             Zhou turns to Unali, "good luck."  He extends a hand.
>           then turns to the others. "I expect to see everyone on
>           the outside safe."
>           Actions? Comments?
>           Next Update....Friday??
>           GM: Small update.  I was going to do more but then forgot
>               the Illusion thing hasn't been covered.  Who will do it?
>               Who will be illusions? Who will cast the spell? When
>               are they cast? Other details.  Vong of Outcast, Shaper,
>               Warrior or else?  Once I get those details I can move on.
>               If enough comes in can try for a Friday update.
>               But we'll see. I can only assume folks will be busy
>               or out of town this weekend.  So Friday update might
>               be bad?  I could wait till Monday if need to.  I'm
>               off Xmas though.  If swamped by too many posts for next
>               update may delay things.  It is like today no posts for
>               four days then bam 5-6.  Piles up.  Which is GREAT.  But
>               takes time to process each.
>           GM: I try to get in 3 day weekends till end of the year starting
>               in september.  But with less time this year due to
>               earlier this summer I had less.  I have only 2 more
>               3 day weekends (Tue-Thur) this week and next.  Means
>               after that will be 2 day weekends till September. So
>               may cause Friday updates at times due to time constraints
>               (less time Wednesday night, etc.).  Just a warning.
>           GM: Merry Christmas to all if no update by Monday.
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