These notes are really rough… I’m having a hard time remembering what exactly we did last time. Hopefully this will help jog people’s memories in the meantime while I try to turn it into a cohesive entry… – Em
- Nomad lost in the flow – souls stuck from their gods
- “The Edge” fancy captain bar @ the edge of Bral is Vedis’ new hangout.
- Dreamspace destabalizes Helms
- Kenari discovers Bast became Sharess, the Faerun godess. She also gets Leadership feat, and creates a stable home base in Mulhorand for her followers.
- Pragmatic Order of Thought are now fans of ours because of our anti-slavery activities.
*Boys on Acheron, planet cubes of war
*Kenari is picked up from Toril after dealing with Halfling anti-slavers – Back to Bral after 9 months.
*Vedis wants to bar crawl and carries a BAP stick.
*Note from Luigi: “Stay alert, people are asking about you.”
*We look around, but notice nothing odd but one male Elf in a large cloak.
*Vedis tries Empathy, picks up a cold focus tinged with disgust.
*Kenari fakes tripping/spilling beer, sees strange green armor around his neck that seems to be part of his skin… along with a long and thin thing coming out of the back of his neck.
*Kenari performs Slight of Hand and gets his belt pouch before returning to the table.
*Elf ducks out, tell girls to follow but they lose him.
*Kenari climbs drain to rooftop, but doesn’t see him. She does however see another guy complaining about a wizard who ran into him.
**Insectarae? Green skinned insect/elf – antennae tucked into hood can be used to attack – racist, hates elves.
*They tried to infiltrate the EIN, who now have a bounty on them.
*We go back to ship and check contents of pouch: gold, and a small black box with a magical trap that Kenari disables.
*JET BLACK PEARL – Necromancy…demonic magic… you would use it on something fairly big, perhaps city like.
*We decide to see Gamelon Idogyr to dispose of it, but he’s not around.
*Lenata tells Aladan about the Insectane we saw in the bar.
*We go see Celestian Temple for advice, and get questioned by higher ups.
*Bral guard show up – Mardan Rhome, Right Hand of Prince Andru – “Thank you for your help.” (pandering)
*Kenari overhears a guard: “Isn’t that what took out Dragon Rock?”
*Negative Energy Wave killed/reanimated the populace of Dragon Rock.
*Guards take pearl… we give pouch it was in to priests for scrying purposes.
*We go see halflings @ Shady Rest for info. Meridan Sandyfoot is Guildmaster now, and a relation to Balon.
*Pair of new flow rivers cause new traffic – lots of explorers – war moved to Realmspace mostly.
*Strange unholy Psi stuff happening in Krynn Space.
*Bartender remembers shady types asking about us – scruffy blonde human. Eric, maybe? Probably too old.
*Ef Utan walks in as we dance and asks questions at bar. Guys were on a payback quest to get a chalice in Acheron for Estevaan.
*"Evil taint…corrupt magic from the Abyss." (black pearl)
*We ask Halflings to put an ear out and gather info.
*Rock Rat: Grinder @ bar. I hide, Melchior @ bar asking girls questions.
*Blond guy named “Random” accompanied by 3 humans in similar garb enter bar. Ship crew, maybe? Soldiers?
*Kenari sees POT heads, Seekers, Temple dudes fighting with Ptah clerics and the EIN @ a six-top. Elves are talking about us back in port.
*One figure in crowd observing us and Melchior. Melchior tries to subtly show his guns… then remembers he’s not carrying them currently because of rules on Bral. DOH!
Ef, Word and Mel went to get an enchanted chalice for Estevaan from Acheron in the past. Vedis and Lenata got a reputation as captain and pilot of the Nomad. Kenari worked on anti-slavery activities with Halflings in Gheldaneth.
Insectare – abhoritions – insect and Elf DNA.
Random comes swaggering up to bar, dumps gems on bar. Drinks for Everyone!
I make out figure watching us in heavy brown cloak with very fine boots. Len notices visual distortion like he’s magically shrouded. Think he was watching us before Random showed up. Vedis talks to Random… Len notices that Random has a couple of relations in the Palace. “Captain Random” is norse good looking. 1st mate with him, known for finding questionably legal/violent ways of making money. Vedis flirts with him. Word having reboot issues. Vedis ga-ga over Random. He tells stories of new flow rivers and dodging Scro fleets. Fighting mostly in Realmspace.
Fluffy words between captains… I hack a hairball in disgust. Look away at one point… when look back, he’s nowhere to be seen. Ef senses motives of Random… obviously horny, attracted to Vedis. Len remembers he’s related to Irdana Shipwright, one of the high up ship makers of Bral. She designed the Dolphin Ship. Random is her son. She’s a local power that Vedis is blissfully unaware of.
Evening passes… fans of various sorts show up throughout the night. Nice view…trendy see and be seen place.
Gather Information through the night: (29) new flow rivers, effort by Seekers commissioning ships to map in that direction. Name we hear – Group of Spheres – Maelstrom. Wild flow rivers leading into a cluster of spheres. Inebriated Scion making her crystal do tricks… bemoans getting stuck in Krynn space because it all starts going away as soon as you enter the sphere. NO PSI POWERS. Claims to have run into primitive beastial version of Mind Flayer robbed of all psionic power. Realmspace is a hotbed of Unhuman War (Ein/Scro). Greyspace – smaller Scro fleet that went there ran afoul of a single ship that had Mordenkainan and the Circle of 8 on board who blew it up.
Old summoner guy – can’t wait for excellent trading in 6 months when Vedis home asteroid Suvah comes back into phase. Vedis went home with Random for the night. Len nurses a drink. Mel and Word do shots in the corner. Ef drinks 2 maximum.
Irridescent reptile skin… very expensive boots. Custom made? Definitely seemed to blend in with whatever was nearby… like Boots of Elvenkind almost. I go investigating to look for the boots. Mel goes to protect me and Word comes along. Ef chills out at ship, Len and Vedis talk girl talk.
Damn… I use my connections, but can’t find anything about the guy in the boots watching us. Letter delivered from the Seekers to Len, letting her know when we report that they’re offering good money for people to scout the new trade paths/flow rivers.
We’re being followed by someone staying a good ways back. Slender human guy bumps into Mel and steals his money. 10 steps through crowd, trips and falls on his face. Mel and Word fumble because they’re drunk… but end up pushing him down, stepping on wrist and lecturing him on his wrong doings as he takes his pouch back. Makes an example of him to the crowds on the street. He intimidates the man.
Random’s name is Corwin Shipwright. Shipwright’s Guild – major power in Council of Captains. Girls learn more about flow rivers. Random tells of Seeker rewards.
Mel seeks license for guns. Ef gets scroll items. Vedis and Ef go to sell the goods of the ship. Ef and Takero learn from Shu contact that new operator in town who has started to make a name for herself: a ninja
Lunch at Luigis – good steaks Vedis critical of new staff – City is tense as they try to stick to their neutrality – being pushed by EIN and SCRO sides. Find from Luigi that Seekers are paying for maps – cartographer in middle city too
In addition in the underground… the Chain Men are getting people to make new maps – Big Slaver Group
We could find anyone out there… new grounds. We gather cartographer equipment and talk of hiring someone from the Seekers as map maker. We get two from them – they advise us to watch out as reps from both side of war are also looking at this area.
Vedis wants to upgrade ship – Ef says well you just slept with shipwright son…
Two new rivers heading straight out from spiral – one to Maelstrom, another to large nameless sphere that seems to be a crossroads to whatever’s on the other side. Kenari Crossroads has a good sound…
Ef gets us stocked on food/water supplies – find good route and directions to the river – no interruptions on way to edge of sphere
Lenata pilots … no issues, edge of river we’ve never seen before – in 1/2 hour before atmosphere gets THICK – swirling clouds of amorphous forms… vaguely skeletal, ghostly apparitions of the gruesomely slaughtered swirl around us.
Are these the same ones as usual, or NEW ones? Usual ghosts, just never manifested like this. Gary thinks to check his room for bleeding walls, but fight ensues. Helm room filled with mist/cloud of dead figures – same uniform we’ve seen in other hauntings around the ship.
I stand guard over Lenata while she’s on the Helm. Ef tries to talk to it – it yells and skin comes off its face as Ef’s armor appears on his body. “Don’t use your guns, we’re in the flow!” Lenata channels Positive Energy while on the helm and kills half of the crowd.
Fortitude Saves – Takero and Word and I fail – -2 on Attacks and Damage – Can’t make ranged attacks unless Rays. Lose 10ft of movement – 4 points of damage. – The creatures flew through us and did this damage leaving us shaken. Fear and Flu feeling.
I attack with my Cure Light Wounds Wand and zap it – for 9 points blasting half of what is left of it away. Positai follower channels energy and kills a few more. Lenata does same. Vedis throws her mindblade that soars through them and hits the wall. We see ghostly image of transparent dwarf tearing into healm room terrified – run for your lives! They’re going to eat you!
Word and Ef are fine… but rest of us are overcome with fear that the rest of the crew are cannibals and going to eat us so we are compulsed to jump off the ship. I take off up the stairs as Vedis follows up after me.
Word tries to follow and hit Kenari with Tempathic Projection – he fails and follows to grapple Vedis.
I try to do an acrobatics flip to get around the crew but I slip and land on my head – out cold – 10 pts non lethal.
Word tries to stop Melchior using a psychic attack. Dassam takes me to our room and guards me so I don’t run away. Ef grapples Vedis after she tries to knee his armor and bangs herself up. Word tries to stop Melchior again and succeeds.
Vedis storms on deck, Word tries to stop her and fails.
I escape the ropes and try and get by Dassam in our room. He grabs me… I roll past him and make for the door, which is locked. Melchior cold cocks Vedis with his gun and knocks her out.
Compulsion fades in 4 days. 1/2 day later another one appears to the captain and extends a skeletal finger in her direction. “You must lay us to rest!” “SONGSPACE”