Holes/Session 24/raw

A fragment of the Garden of Remembering
Apheori (GM): Okay.
You all are still by the giant, right?
Gaurav: >.<
That poor giant.
Apheori (GM): Okay, so you're in the streets of Arah, near some sort of square, with a passed-out giant behind you. You now have a rope loop of holding and a skull, among other random things. Amadi is who knows. Dave and the dragons are gone. There's a huge gateway arching overhead, but it doesn't appear to be active.
Random passersby pass you by.
Frezak (GM): Doing their job.
Apheori (GM): Including a guy in a clown suit, a giant bear, and others.
Frezak (GM): They're paid to walk up and down the streets.
Gaurav: A ... giant bear?
Apheori (GM): A giant bear.
Bear Soup Guy gets antsy
Bear Soup Guy: "No. No. Not again. Not like this."
Ganelon: Antsy? Not hungry?
Bear Soup Guy: Chowing down into some tofu soup presently :)
Rhu looks dismally after Dave
Rhu: Do you think she'll be back?
Greibel: If there's one thing you can almost guarantee about these two
It's that they'll always be back
(muttering) Usually at the least convenient time
Rhu: That is true. (to skull) At least you're not going anywhere.
Radek: Well, in the meantime, let's try something productive.
Radek holds up the rope of holding.
Radek: Who wants to create a Hole?
The Gravedigger: Aw, man.
Greibel: Closing one would be nicer. But sure, that works too.
The Gravedigger: I'm sure that's lots of not great.
Apheori (GM): A gaggle of schoolchildren pass by attached to some sort of teacher golem.
They're hideously cute.
Frezak (GM): I read that as 'leather golem'
Apheori (GM): You may feel free to grab one and use it for hole-making if you'd like.
Bear Soup Guy: Well now the thought can't be unthought
Apheori (GM): I'm not advising it. But it could be entertaining if Radek is asshole enough.
Or something.
Apheori (GM) gestures vaguely.
Bear Soup Guy: I assume he's definitely asshole enough but not in the mood to get into legal trouble
Gaurav: ... legal trouble?
We just exploded a house, drugged a giant and let lose some dragons.
Bear Soup Guy: Yeah but it all gets more complicated when kids get involved =P
Gaurav: But if there is any time to try, it is now, when clearly the long arm of the law is otherwise occupied
Dealing, if nothing else, with the path of devastation we've left in our wake.
Bear Soup Guy: Excellent point
Radek: We need a Hole to attempt closing it. We know how to create one. This rope contains a pocket dimension.
Not only is it portable, but it is /disposable./
Bear Soup Guy: Convenient. What do we do?
Rhu looks distractedly at Radek, tries for a minute to understand the technicalities of what he's saying, gives up, sighs, and looks back up at the sky for any signs of Dave.
Greibel: Convenient. What do we do?
Radek: First, we must fail.
Greibel: Right. That...shouldn't be a problem for us.
The Gravedigger: At least we're qualified.
Radek: Specifically, fail at magic. We will recreate the event which occurred outside the wizards' college.
Inside the rope, of course.
Gaurav: I still think that's a bad idea, especially in the city of portals, double-especially since we have a stable portal back near the commune/village to experiment on, but ... Radek seems enthusiastic, and I kind of want to see where that enthusiasm is going to land us :)
Frezak (GM): Well.
We coudl.... hide behind a wall?
Ganelon: Understanding the event that makes Holes could be helpful too.
Gaurav: There aren't any portals near us, are there? Normal Arah portals, I mean.
Apheori (GM): Well, the floor is open. You can do whatever you want. If you want something in particular, you need only ask.
Ganelon: Well, we were next to a gateway.
Apheori (GM): There is a high arch overhead, a few nearby.
A few smaller ones, I mean.
Frezak (GM): So we kidnap a wizard and scare him into failure
Gaurav: Or we attack one of these portals until somebody calls to stop us/fix it, and then we ask them.
Ganelon: I'm sure Radek is *capable* of failure.
Gaurav: Actually, Rhu would approve of any plan that involves kidnapping a wizard. Just for the sake of the thing.
Apheori (GM): There's a single portal to your left.
Ganelon: If you have your own plans, feel free to just attempt them while he's doing this.
And if you know a quick way to find a wizard, let me know.
Apheori (GM): Rhu doesn't like wizards?
Bear Soup Guy: Blow the wizard horn, obviously
Apheori (GM): How would you detect a wizard?
Gaurav: Gan: What?! And waste valuable staring-up-dismally-at-the-sky time?
Apheori: he finds them obtuse, annoying and dangerous, and that's before he realised that they're somehow behind all these Holes things
Rhu wanders over to the portal on our left and looks around for any sort of instructions or anything
Ganelon: I guess I'm far-removed enough from being a wizard to be disliked for other wholly legitimate reasons?
Rhu: Apheori: I'm also tempted to say he tried to get into wizard school at some point and failed out. I'm not sure if that fits into the rest of his story, though.
Apheori (GM): Rhu: It has a bunch of graffiti scribbled on it, and a picture of a dick.
Bear Soup Guy: "This means something. This is important."
Apheori (GM): It says 'loldongs'.
Gaurav: Gan: I think he's more annoyed by the wizard equivalent of academia than by wizards themselves. Like, he'd be fine with adventuring wizards or a wizard working at Ye Olde Wizardery Shoppe; it's just the ones who live in fancy universities, who are snobbish about relatively uneducated people like Rhu, and who insist on being obtuse and dangerous all the time that annoy him. Radek is out trying to make a difference &c. which is fine by him.
Guys, I think the Dreaded Loldong has been this way.
Bear Soup Guy: XD
Gaurav: Apheori: no control panels on the portal or anything? I could perception/insight if that might help?
Bear Soup Guy: I'm starting a petition for the Dread Pirate Loldong to be an NPC in this campaign
Gaurav: Loldong, Doge of Venice
Bear Soup Guy: XD
Apheori (GM): It's basically a single solid stone arch - no panels, no controls.
You should arcana it.
Gaurav: XD
That is a terrible idea.
rolling 1d20+4 arcana check on the arch
Apheori (GM): Duuude, it's like an arch or something.
Also it's got magic in it and seems to be on, though not active. You're not entirely sure how to activate it.
Frezak (GM): Arcana!
Not... architecture!
gorram it, cultist.
Gaurav: Oh. Hey. Is that guy in a clown suit still around?
Frezak (GM):
rolling 1D20+3
also arcana.
Because I'm a genius.
Apheori (GM): Frezak: Smacking it should activate it.
Clownsuit guy is gone, but there's a guy in a chickensuit. And a drunk in a clown nose.
Frezak (GM): I'll engage a shovellar activation sequence
Gaurav: Close enough.
Rhu: (to chickensuit) Excuse me!
Apheori (GM): Frezak: You smack it with a shovel.
It turns on and belches a bit and then goes all portally.
Bear Soup Guy: hard not to picture a nether portal at this point
Chickensuit: Yeaaah, what?
Rhu: That portal is broken.
The Gravedigger: I scienced it!
Rhu looks back to realise the portal has been turned on.
Rhu: Er.
It's still broken.
That is entirely the wrong colour.
We should call maintenance. Do you know how to call maintenance?
Chickensuit looks up.
Chickensuit: Yeah, so?
You're the wrong colour.
Rhu: That can't be helped.
Chickensuit: Yeeeaah.
Rhu: We should call maintenance. You should call maintenance. It's a broken portal, dammit! People's lives are at risk!
Chickensuit: What's maintnents?
Rhu: The people who fix these things.
Chickensuit: Things fix things.
Rhu: Wizards? Engineers?
Chickensuit: Fix folks.
Rhu: ... Things?
What sort of things?
Chickensuit: It's all... happening, man.
Chickensuit gestures grandly.
Rhu looks around
Rhu: Is it?
Chickensuit points up.
Chickensuit points up at the huge arch overhead, that is.
Rhu looks up
Chickensuit: It's gonna fall, man.
Rhu: ...
We didn't do that.
Bear Soup Guy: (aside, to Gravy) Am I as bad as that?
Chickensuit ambles over to Gravy.
Chickensuit: Hey, maaan.
Rhu: We didn't -- hey! Where are you going?
Chickensuit: Yeaaah.
Chickensuit pokes the open portal and scoots through it.
Radek leans over to Greibel, for lack of a less occupied person.
The Gravedigger: Nah, Greibel. You're cool.
Radek: If I shot him, do you think I could make a solid argument for him being game?
Ganelon: As in hunting.
Greibel: It's...certainly tempting to test it
Rhu looks after Chickensuit, then sighing heavily, tries the same routine on the next available stranger.
Apheori (GM): The next available stranger turns out to be a suspiciously blue woman. She seems to be very shiny and sparkling, and it isn't quite clear if it's a fancy outfit or her general species.
She stops and waits politely for whatever Rhu is going to say.
Rhu: Er, hi.
The portal is broken.
Blue woman: It is?
Rhu: We should call someone to fix it.
Blue woman looks to see which Rhu is referring to, then goes to examine it.
Gaurav: I hope you guys are trying alternatives, because I don't think this is going to work.
Blue woman: What seems to be broken?
Rhu: Erm .. the fuse. The fuse is definitely ... orange.
Ganelon: Whoa, whoa.
Rhu: Which it shouldn't be. See? Anyway.
Ganelon: Step aside, punk.
Blue woman: Is it?
Ellemerr: This blue woman is totally your GW character, isn't it.
Blue woman strokes the stone.
Frezak (GM): EW
Ganelon: Can I roll Arcana to babble in a convincingly scientific manner about how this portal is broken?
Frezak (GM): PERVERT
Apheori (GM): Maaaaybe.
rolling 1d20+12
Gaurav: whee! nice roll!
Apheori (GM): Radek emits a stream of technobabble, engaging the blue woman. She nods, and emits her own stream of strange jargonnystuff.
Ganelon: Oh, I love jargon battles.
Apheori (GM): Roll to continue jargon.
Gaurav: To the death! -- No! To the polysyllabic extremes!
Ellemerr: ... Can I join this? O_O
Apheori (GM): Yes.
Ellemerr: Amadi will stop skulking and come up and be jargony. Do I use bluff for that?
rolling 1d20+12
rolling 1d20 + 13
Apheori (GM): Radek: You do more jargon. She starts to seem concerned, then looks to Amadi.
She offers a possible counter-jargon explanation, which seems uncomfortably plausible.
Do you continue?
Ellemerr: Yes!
rolling 1d20 + 13
Bear Soup Guy: Jargon Simulator 2014
Gaurav: Now you're thinking with jargon!
Ganelon: Shall I also roll?
Blue woman shakes her head slowly and explains something jargonly of the nature of the portals, that they are not so much portals at all as just places where the planes connect. True portals are more... questionable or something. It doesn't make much sense.
Apheori (GM): Gan: Yes.
rolling 1d20+12
I need to roll a crit and have jargon spill out of my eyes.
Like the slips of paper from fortune cookies.
Apheori (GM): You manage to recover from the previous line (you're trying to convince her it's broken?), and she seems to be somewhat convinced.
Ganelon: Yes.
Apheori (GM): You can also roll to understand what she said about the portals.
Ganelon: I'm doing Rhu's job.
Also Arcana?
Apheori (GM): sURE, why not.
rolling 1d20+12
I dread my imminent failure.
Gaurav: Rhu's job is to talk to gods and godlings. Electronics are strictly your department, as evidenced by that fantastic roll there.
Apheori (GM): Gan: She seemed to be referring to a difference between planar portals, stable or otherwise, and holes. The more questionable holes can open up between anything, but often don't open up to anything.
Gaurav: ... did we just accidentally bump into exactly the person we've been looking for all this time?
Apheori (GM): Distinction between subspace and real space.
Subspace can go anywhere, or nowhere, real space overlaps and is more defined.
For mortals, subspace is not something to mess with without significant frameworking...
And for gods, it isn't something to mess with at all.
There was more, but this seems to be the general gist of non-rant.
Ganelon: Neat.
Gaurav: Rhu understood as far as "seemed"
Apheori (GM): Anyway, having convinced her that this portal is broken, she examines it more closely and then turns it off and then on.
Then she fiddles with it and makes it open up in different ways, perhaps to different places.
Gaurav: How does she turn it off and on without a control panel?
Ganelon: Presumably with magic.
Apheori (GM): Magic. Gestures.
Then one of the connections fails and it just dies.
Rhu: Aha! See? Broken.
Gaurav: Could Radek replicate that magic?
Blue woman: It isn't the portal that is broken, but the world.
It is dead, missing.
Ganelon: Good question.
Rhu: We didn't do it.
Blue woman jargons and babbles.
Radek: I'm looking to fix things.
Amadi: What world was it?
Apheori (GM): You can also arcana to jargon and babble.
Blue woman: Halora. Gone cannot be fixed.
Ellemerr: Any of us know anything about Halora?
Apheori (GM): Amadi might.
Radek: Don't be ridiculous. If something is missing, a replacement is in order.
Amadi looks sad.
(To Amadi): Halora was a pretty ordinary world. Lots of whales. Nobody really cared about it, but it was very peaceful and nice.
Amadi: Poor whales. They shall be missed.
Blue woman jargons about how that is quite impossible; you cannot replace what is gone from the universe, what never was.
rolling 1d20+9 religion check on Halora
Anybody good at history? I'm +4
Apheori (GM): Gaurav: The name reminds you of Halorien, whatever that is.
Do you know what that is? I don't.
Ganelon: Well, I'm probably better at History than that, but...
Gaurav: This woman is clearly an experienced jargon babbler.
It'll show up. These things always do.
Rhu is relieved that that last religion check didn't bring up awkward questions about Dave's absence from Hazz'ridan the Magnificent.
Radek: Just because we have no records of such a thing succeeding does not mean it can't be done!
It's no wonder the world's falling to pieces when everyone's so bloody /defeatist/ about it.
Blue woman: Just because something has happened does not mean it cannot be removed from history, forward or backward.
Defeatist? Nobody knows. Nobody notices. Some have only pieces, and others have nothing at all.
Amadi: I've fiddled with time, once. Except that wasn't me. It might have been more than once, too. I don't remember.
Radek: Pah. Time.
Rhu: We have many pieces. (wiggles skulls at Lady in Blue)
Radek: The only way I'm going to tamper with time is to generate more of it.
Gaurav: Can you fiddle with time "once"?
Ganelon: Imagine that.
A time generator!
It won't be free time but you can have it in excess!
Blue woman: Fiddling will be the only way to know. Step in and out, and you will remember what is lost, but you may also cause the loss. Such [jargon jargon babble jargon] .
Radek: In and out of where?
Apheori (GM): Rhu: She aknowleges the skull, but doesn't seem to see any significance.
Rhu: Gan: o.0
Blue woman: Out of the world, out of time.
Amadi: Go out at breakfast, come back at midnight. But it doesn't seem to be working.
Apheori (GM): (All jargon is open to deciphering with arcana.)
Ganelon: Sure, I'll try.
rolling 1d20+12
...Man, I love Radek's skills.
Frezak (GM): I'm disgusted.
Apheori (GM): Radek: She was saying that holes are space/time issues, and moving freely throughout space and time without being very precise can result in instabilities that make the effects much worse
Blue woman: (a Amadi) Your eyes are for seeing. Stay in the world.
Amadi: Not go home? Not dream?
Rhu: (to Amadi) Did you say "midnight" or "Midnight"?
Amadi: I'm not sure.
Blue woman: Dreaming is dangerous now.
You as you will know more, but until then... [jargon]
Ellemerr: Can I roll for that jargon, too?
Apheori (GM): Yes.
rolling 1d20 + 10
rolling 1d20+12
Apheori (GM): The jargon is something about the fragments not knowing the whole, and a single wrong step destroying ecosystems, and various odd metaphors.
Ganelon: I'll do the same just so I don't feel left out.
Apheori (GM): Gan: She's saying Amadi needs to be remade before she can safely walk the universe, and for now she should be incredibly careful because she has great power but very little understanding of what she's actually doing.
Amadi probably figured that out too, but she won't want to hear that.
Ellemerr: No.
Ganelon: I could believe that.
Amadi looks upset and goes "But - Dreams!"
Ellemerr: It's a good excuse.
Blue woman: Dreams shape the worlds. Dreams can also destroy worlds.
Amadi: Well they seem to be destroyed anyway.
Blue woman looks very sad, somehow.
Blue woman: The dreams are all that remain holding them together, and yet the Dreamer lies broken, dead. But dreaming.
Amadi: You... seem to know me... us, Her... better than most.
Blue woman: You dream even now. You do not need to leave.
I know too much. She isn't mine to know, but she is there.
Ellemerr: Jargon roll:
rolling 1d20 + 10
Apheori (GM): Something about dreams made stronger.
Gaurav: Can we bring the Blue Lady into the party somehow?
Apheori (GM): You could always try.
Amadi: Why? How?
Blue woman: You were born of a dream made Key. We were all born of something.
Amadi: Do I... know you...?
Ganelon: Kidnap her!
She knows things!
Blue woman: She did.
Gaurav: She does know things! And Radek can understand her!
Amadi: When?
Rhu will take out his giant ornamental key
Amadi: ... Midnight?
Blue woman jargons at Amadi.
Ellemerr: I'll roll some more!
rolling 1d20 + 10
Gaurav: Nice jargoning!
Apheori (GM): She's referring to not just before the break and the whole keys thing, but before you (or she) even came to Arling To. Before the person you all had been died... the last time. The one time that was real.
Amadi: ... Oh. That's...
Amadi looks rather impressed.
Amadi: Who /are/ you?
Ganelon: Well that doesn't make much sense even if I do get it.
Apheori (GM): Oh, gods dammit.
She says she's the Apheori.
Gaurav: o.0
Ellemerr: *cackles*
Apheori (GM): ...it only just now occured to me that throwing in an Apheori would be confusing in light of my display name.
Ellemerr: No, this is good.
Apheori (GM): Okay.
Ellemerr: Do I remember her in any way at all?
rolling 1d20+9 religion check on "Apheori"
Ellemerr: Considering all the things that've happened and that I wasn't even remotely me at the time?
Apheori (GM): Not exactly. There were several of them, some more related to others.
Gaurav: It's an old and known name. Something that happens. Hazz runs into them infrequently, but in many different universes...
Amadi: Oh! It's nice to meet you. Er, again.
Gaurav: Do I know if Apheoris should be treated with awe, respect, or fear?
Apheori (GM): Nope!
Gaurav: Does Rhu know about Apheoris meeting mortals before? Like, are they usually wandering around doing things, or do they hang out with gods and do Big Deal things?
^-- I can rephrase that if it needs to make more sense
Apheori (GM): You don't know.
Rhu: (to Radek, whispered) ... I don't think kidnapping an Apheori would be wise.
Apheori (GM): The blue woman smacks the portal and the frame shatters.
Blue woman: Oh dear.
Radek: Hrmph.
Amadi: We're trying to do something about... something. Oh, and I'm looking for midnight. Can you help?
Blue woman: Do you know what?
Amadi: Probably not.
Blue woman jargons something about keys.
rolling 1d20 + 10
Gaurav tries to come up with a way of explaining that if she doesn't help us, the nice man over there is going to create a Hole in a pocket universe.
Apheori (GM): It's something about using keys to close the universe.
Gaurav: I can't use "insight" to try to translate the jargon, can I?
Amadi: I have a key! I mean, I don't have it. I have a keeper! He's my keeper.
Amadi points at Greibel.
Amadi: Dawn doesn't have a key. I think. She thought? But I have a key.
Apheori (GM): You can use insight to do... something.
Rhu: Don't forget Ellia! (wiggles skull at Amadi)
Ellemerr: My insight is not great. :P
rolling 1d20 + 10
rolling 1d20 + 3
That's what I wanted to... roll... huh.
rolling 1d20+9 religion check "oh wise Hazz'ridan, keeper of all that ends, reader of the last page, master over point and prism ... you might want to listen to this lady."
Apheori (GM): Your insight determines that she doesn't want to be here, and is just being polite.
Amadi: Oh, you found Ellia!
Rhu: Well, sort of.
Amadi: (to Apheori) Why are you here?
Apheori (GM): Rhu: Hazz tells you to listen to her and learn what you can, but don't antagonise her. Oh, and you really should find Dave.
Rhu sighs
Frezak (GM): SHe's clearly trying to trick us!
Blue Apheori: It doesn't concern you.
rolling 1d20+4 arcana check to understand what Apheori was saying about keys.
Amadi: Oh. Are you sure?
Apheori (GM): Rhu: You need more keys. Or something.
Radek stares longingly at his rope. "...Soon."
Gaurav: Frezak: It makes a nice change from people approaching us for drugs though.
Blue Apheori: I am sure. My business is my own; for now I am only passing through.
Frezak (GM): At least we get reps!
Gaurav: Radek: I kind of thought you'd been fooling with the rope all this time!
Apheori (GM): I want an explosion.
Gaurav: A universe-shattering kaboom.
Apheori (GM): I'm out of coffee.
Rhu: (to Apheori) As are we! Where are you headed?
Ganelon: Well, it would be difficult to listen in on this from inside the pocket dimension.
Which is where he would likely need to be to make a hole.
Blue Apheori: Forward and on. It doesn't matter.
Rhu: That's where we're headed! We should join forces. There's another ... god ... person you should meet, once she's done flying with dragons.
Blue Apheori: I need to go to the bathroom, and figure out where to go. I'll be back in a bit.
Er, ooc.
Ellemerr: Oh, I was sure that was IC. It made perfect sense.
Apheori (GM): Okay.
Ganelon: So!
Mysterious blue lady.
Apheori (GM): The Apheori seems interested in the dragons.
Ganelon: Would she like a dead one?
Blue Apheori: Go on.
Radek: Well, we had to evict a dragon or three from this pocket dimension I recently acquired.
And one had to be shot and decapitated, you see.
This lot was going to make sandwiches from its remains.
Blue Apheori: Delicious.
Radek: Go ahead and join them, if you like.
Amadi: I'm really good with sandwiches.
Blue Apheori: Are you offering the remains?
After the sandwiches.
Or are you offering the sandwiches?
Radek: The remains. Ask Gravy if you want the sandwiches.
Ellemerr: I guess I'll make sandwiches.
Radek thumbs towards Gravy.
Ellemerr: I'm pretty sure I have bread and salad in my... pockets.
Apheori (GM): You can roll something cookingly to make sandwiches, but you'll need to get dragon meat...
Ganelon: I'm pretty sure bread and salad would be in your pockets, or even just full-blown precooked dragon sandwiches, if you imagined it to be so.
Frezak (GM): I'm pretty sure I have expertise in Sandwiches.
Gravy makes sandwiches because he doesn't eat future food.
Apheori (GM): Doooo it.
Blue Apheori confronts Gravy.
Blue Apheori: Sandwiches?
Frezak (GM): I have no idea what that skill would be.
Ellemerr: I'd like to team up with Gravy to cook. It'll be a fun diversion from just pulling finished food out of thin air.
The Gravedigger nods gravely.
The Gravedigger: Sandwiches.
Apheori (GM): Use dungeoneering, arcana, or nature.
Whichever you feel like.
To roll to make sandwiches.
Frezak (GM): Nature!
rolling 1D20+10
Ellemerr: Magic!
rolling 1d20 + 10
Gaurav: Arcane sandwiches?
Frezak (GM): Hmm.
Ganelon: I'll deploy the rope.
Apheori (GM): You make a sandwich!
Amadi is having so much fun with this.
Frezak (GM): Skillz
Apheori (GM): Assuming you have dragon meat. But let's assume you do.
Frezak (GM): Gravy Performs Zen Sandichery
Apheori (GM): What do you do with the sandwich?
Ganelon: They're permitted full access to my pocket dimension and the headless dragon corpse within.
Frezak (GM): Harversting resources!
Like some MMO
Apheori (GM): So what do you do?
Ellemerr: I'd like to give it to Apheori.
Apheori (GM): The Apheori watches curiously.
Ellemerr: But if Gravy wants to do something else, *shrug*
Ganelon: Do we have a decent way to cook meat?
Frezak (GM): I will continue to fabricate lunches
Apheori (GM): You have magic!
Ganelon: The best I've got is Alchemist's fire.
Apheori (GM): And nature.
Ganelon: I've no fire magic, nor Presti.
Apheori (GM): ...they did SOMETHING.
Okay, so Amadi gives the sandwich to the Apheori. Does she then help make more?
Gaurav: Cold dragon sandwiches.
Ellemerr: Yes.
This sandwiching is fun.
Apheori (GM): The Apheori tries the sandwich carefully. It seems like a very detailed process for her, examining and tasting every aspect of it.
...and you make more sandwiches.
Blue Apheori: Very nice. It is not poison.
Apheori (GM): Guys, roll to make more.
Just to be sure.
rolling 1d20 + 10
Frezak (GM):
rolling 1D20+10
Gaurav will check up on the giant
Frezak (GM): Fuck yeah
Apheori (GM): Yeah, the others succeed without issue.
rolling 1d20+12 heal check to check on the giant
Ellemerr: These are very good sandwiches.
Gaurav: What does dragon taste like?
Blue Apheori: Do you offer the remainder of the dragon?
Apheori (GM): Try it and see.
Amadi: I don't think we need it. Dawn has more. They're alive, though.
Apheori (GM): The giant really out of it.
Gaurav: Are there any extra sandwiches?
Apheori (GM): They made a bunch.
Details are up to them.
Amadi joyfully hands out sandwiches to everyone, including random passersby.
Rhu sniffs suspiciously at one, then takes a tiny bite
Apheori (GM): It's oddly spicy and has a strong hearty flavour.
Rhu: Oh, yum! Where did you get horseradish mayonnaise from?
Ganelon: I suppose these were the firebreathing sort of dragon, yes?
Apheori (GM): Yes.
The Gravedigger: Trade secret.
Ganelon: Might I be able to salvage some of that fire-stuff?
Or is it magical rather than chemical?
Authorities differ greatly.
Apheori (GM): You can salvage it.
Chemical stuff is magical, far as I'm concerned.
It's just different sorts of magic.
Ganelon: Chemists tend to have their heads on straighter than wizards.
Apheori (GM): Well, they deal with more kinds of magic and have to understand the distinctions.
So I should hope they would.
Gaurav: ... but then a hydra with seventeen partially decapitated heads has them on straighter than wizards, so.
Apheori (GM): o.O
Alright, so what do you need from me to salvage? I forget how it works.
Ganelon: Okay, uh... I need two details in this case.
Is this level 2 or level 7 Alchemist's Fire? (Basically determines potency), and how many grenade-y objects can I fill like this?
Bottles qualify as grenade-y.
Apheori (GM): Seven, and... uh... 8?
Ganelon: Cool.
Apheori (GM): The Apheori is waiting for you to finish with it.
Ganelon: There are no rules on how long harvesting takes.
So that's all up to you.
Rhu: (to the Apheori) Do you know how these Holes in the universe are formed?
Apheori (GM): Well, you just need to indicate when you're done and she can... take it. Or start bartering or something. I don't know.
Ganelon: I will do so as soon as I am actually done.
And does she want that or just the... bones, skin, whatever else?
Rhu: We're trying to figure that out. We could probably give you some of our dragon if you can help us ... make a Hole in a pocket universe.
Blue Apheori: You may as well ask how the universes themselves are formed.
Rhu: Ah.
Blue Apheori: You wish to make a hole?
Rhu: Um ...
Rhu gestures to Radek
Radek: To discover how to close it.
Apheori (GM): She seems to want everything, but asking may help.
Blue Apheori: How?
Radek: I can't answer that until I have a hole to study. Keeping one in an enclosed space is simply the safest and most convenient method available to me
Blue Apheori: Oh.
Go on, then.
Radek waggles one of his napalm thingies.
Radek: What do you mean to do with these?
You're welcome to the rest of the corpse, but I might have a use for them.
Blue Apheori: Then I will take the rest.
Radek: By all means
Blue Apheori does a thing and the rest of the dragon goes all glowy and disappears.
Rhu: o.0
Radek: Huh. Convenient.
Blue Apheori: How can I help?
Ganelon: Might I be able to babble some jargon at her about my theories on dangerous intentional hole-creation?
Gathered from the observation of incompetent wizards?
Blue Apheori: Do it.
Roll jargon.
Apheori (GM): Dammit, ooc.
rolling 1d20+12
Ganelon: Haha!
Gaurav: WOAH
Gaurav: Radek recites his theories in rhyming couplets
Apheori (GM): FOOOD.
Ganelon: I love this new use of Arcana.
Okay. You jargon at the blue Apheori about your theories about misdone magic and stuff. She jargons back with more stuff about the precise sorts that might lead to it, and proposes a particular sort of possible spell, if it helps.
Ganelon: Certainly worth trying!
Gaurav: Are there any nearby walls to hide behind?
Ganelon: Just be outside the rope-hole.
A wall between worlds is the thickest of all.
Apheori (GM): You could go around a street corner.
There's also a chunk of shattered portal frame sticking out of the ground.
Rhu hides behind the giant
Gaurav: Well, crouches
Ganelon: I assume nobody is super keen on sitting in the pocket dimension while I break things.
Apheori (GM): Probably.
Do you enter it?
Ganelon: I do!
I will want... some kind of way out.
Apheori (GM): Folks can peer in. The Apheori does.
Rope? Grapping onto someone?
Ellemerr: I might as well.
Ganelon: A rope would be nice.
Of the "loop for your foot" sort.
Gaurav: You should get Gravy to hold the other end for you, he's the strongest person here. Usually.
Ganelon: I'm sure that all of you working together could manage.
Frezak (GM): Usually?
He's genrally really bad at strength rolls.
Well you could tie around Gravy.
Like a bollard.
Rhu gets out from behind the giant and holds on to the rope, ready to pull Radek back out if necessary.
Ganelon: Alright, well, time for the moment of truth.
Time to fuck up!
How should I do this, mechanically?
Apheori (GM): Hmm.
I guess you just cast the spell. Is there anything for casting strange new spells?
Ganelon: Not really.
rolling 1d20+12
Is that good or bad?
Apheori (GM): Uh... yes.
Ellemerr: If you were supposed to fail... you did do that!
Gaurav: YES!
Ganelon: I don't know if I failed at failing or what.
Frezak (GM): You're so good at failing
Apheori (GM): The spell fails and explodes...
Ganelon: Yeeeeesss?
Apheori (GM): Uh... I'm thinking.
Ganelon leans forward expectantly.
Apheori (GM): First off... is anyone not peering in or holding onto the rope?
Gaurav: Greibel? The Giant?
Apheori (GM): Greibel: What are you doing?
Amadi is peering it.
Frezak (GM): I'm on rope-duty.
No peering into the Far Realm for me.
Apheori (GM): I'll just say Greibel is with you, since it looks like Rob isn't paying attention at the moment.
Okay. The spell fails catastrophically as planned, and explodes. The pocket dimension explodes, and expands horrible. Radek doesn't explode, but suddenly he's not all there either.
Radek, Amadi: d20s
rolling 1d20
rolling 1d20
Ganelon: In case it's relevant, I should mention that I do have that shielding thing.
I don't expect it to protect me, but you would know.
Apheori (GM): Radek: You get the feeling that you're everywhere at once all of a sudden. You see a whole lot of worlds, as well as a hell of a lot more nothing.
Amadi: You get the feeling Radek has just destroyed the universe. Again. And you had so much trouble cleaning up after the LAST time...
Rope duty: There's a weird tension on the rope, but it also feels rather weightless.
Ganelon: Whoa, whoa.
I think I would know if I was responsible for the first destruction of the universe.
Apheori (GM): Also the golden Arah light goes a funny orange colour.
Gan: Wasn't you.
Ganelon: Okay, good.
Apheori (GM): As far as I know.
Ganelon: I would probably speak with more authority on the subject if I had.
Apheori (GM): Aye.
Gaurav: Does the tension on the rope feel like Radek is still on it?
Apheori (GM): Yes. Maybe?
Rhu: (looking at the suddenly changing light) Err ...
rolling d20
Apheori (GM): Radek: Arcana to learn stuff.
Ganelon: Fantastic.
rolling 1d20+12
Frezak (GM): Radio check?
Apheori (GM): Rhu: PANIC.
Ganelon: Aw, my luck really did run out.
Apheori (GM): Gan: You learn some, but not very much.
Ganelon: Damn.
Apheori (GM): Radio?
Whatcha doing?
Ganelon: Trying to hail me via radio, I think.
Frezak (GM): Our megaradios
Rhu suddenly feels very, very uneasy
Apheori (GM): It works. You can chatter.
Rhu: We should pull him back. Something's happened. Something's not right.
The Gravedigger: Horns to Grumps. What's your situation, over.
rolling 1d20+2 strength check to start pulling Radek back
We don't have much time!
Radek: I can see... entire worlds.
Gaurav: Those are the best code names ever.
The Gravedigger: What's wrong, Rhu?
Rhu: Radek ... I ... he ...
The Gravedigger: That sounds like crazy talk, Radek.
And not the usual crazy talk.
Say something Radekian.
Radek: Shut up and listen.
The Gravedigger: That'll do.
Radek: I think the spell worked. I'm looking at the universe from the outside.
It's a confusing mess.
Gaurav: Is my rope-pulling having any effect?
Amadi: It's ruined!
Bloody ruined!
Radek: Does it look like I can be extracted from your end?
Apheori (GM): Pulling is having some effect, but not much.
Frezak (GM):
rolling 1D20+6
Apheori (GM): The blue Apheori looks in, then looks at the others and shakes her head.
Frezak (GM): Strength.
Gaurav: Perfect. Rhu will expend as much panicky nervous energy into pulling on the rope as he can.
Radek: What does the hole look like?
Amadi turns to the Apheori, looking very upset.
Amadi: He bloody ruined it!
Apheori (GM): Okay, you guys start pulling Radek out.
Blue Apheori: It's not over.
Amadi looks very concerned.
Rhu: It's not working! He's still in there! We have to get him out, Gravy! We have to get him out! (keeps pulling)
(To Rhu): You idiots.
Gaurav: Please tell me that means I get to re-roll that sanity check.
Ganelon: Out of curiosity, can I look at where my rope exit is going?
Apheori (GM): Go for it.
rolling d20
Apheori (GM): Gan: Your rope exit seems to be getting further away.
Gaurav: You come to your senses a bit, then. But of course there is the issue of a displeased Hazz, but how to handle that is of course entirely up to you.
Rhu stops pulling the rope, and looks around him, confused.
Rhu: Sorry, what did you say?
(to nobody in particular)
Apheori (GM): (no response from the Hazz)
Gan! What do you do?
Ganelon: What can I do?
Apheori (GM): I don't know.
Ganelon: I've got... explosives.
And bullets.
And magic.
Apheori (GM): You could try using one of those.
Ganelon: And virtually no ability to climb a rope.
Apheori (GM): But you can tell them to pull you out.
Ganelon: I guess I'll see if I can't use Arcana to put things back together.
That too, yeah. That's probably wise.
Apheori (GM): Roll arcana!
rolling 1d20+12
Gaurav: Too bad the one PC who has wings isn't around atm >.<
Ellemerr: Do you want me to stop complaining about the mess and start flying?
Ganelon: Yeah, wings are pretty optional to flight, really.
Gaurav: ^ ooo, good point
Ellemerr: I might have to couple it with juggling geese.
Gaurav: Let's see if Radek can figure his way out first? Although I would feel a lot better if there was a godling in there with him.
his own way*
Ganelon: He can do anything! He's a genius!
Except his fate is ultimately out of his own hands and that kinda sucks.
Gaurav: A universe-destroying genius.
Apheori (GM): Radek: You start throwing magic and crap around, putting some of the... pocket universal hole back together a bit. In the process, you begin to understand a thing or two about the nature of holes, but also because you are inside, it is a very different process than it might have been otherwise.
Ganelon: Well, I can appreciate that.
Is it helping my whole "might be trapped Outside forever" situation, though?
Radek: Fascinating, really... hey, Gravy, are you all lowering me down back there?
Frezak (GM): Lowering?
Ganelon: From his perspective, the exit's getting further away.
And I presume there's no floor to act as a reference point otherwise.
Frezak (GM): Are we still pulling?
Ganelon: To my knowledge, yes.
The Gravedigger: Nope, still pulling back here.
Apheori (GM): Gan: It's sort of helping.
Gaurav: Rhu is going to follow Gravy's lead on the pulling now that he's sane-ish again.
Apheori (GM): Greibel is pulling too, for lack of any BSG input.
Ganelon: A pity, that.
Apheori (GM): Quite.
He'd see things.
Ganelon: Well, I'm going to keep trying to make things better.
Apheori (GM): Arcana!
Ganelon: Because my second idea is rocket-jump to the exit and that just seems kind of reckless even for me.
Apheori (GM): Rhu, gravy: Strength!
Amadi: Do something!
rolling 1d20+12
Ellemerr: Can I help with the arcaning?
Ganelon: That might be nice.
Apheori (GM): Nope. Too far away. Unless you dive in first.
Frezak (GM):
rolling 1D20+6
Blue Apheori does some arcane stuff on the outside.
Frezak (GM): noodlearm gravy
Ellemerr: I can go in and yell at him for wrecking the universe and help with the arcaning?
rolling 1d20+2 strength check
Rocket jump!
Ellemerr: Actually, I will do that. Call it "operation clean-up".
I might hold on to the rope.
rolling 1d20 + 10
Blue Apheori doesn't really achieve a whole lot and looks annoyed.
Ellemerr: That is arcana on the inside.
Apheori (GM): Amadi descends into the pocket of abyss in a horrible deluge of colour.
The pocket begins to stabilise again.
Sort of.
You guys are gathering the hole back into one place. One singular hole. As opposed to a massive everywhere hole.
Radek: You see fewer worlds and stuff.
Amadi: You see a lot of everything, and so much colour.
Apheori (GM): Radek: You see some of the colour.
Radek: Oh, hello Amadi.
Amadi: You're just ruining everything and I /hate/ cleaning up!
Radek: Well, I'm already putting it back together.
Amadi is distracted by pretty colours.
Radek: You saw everything break the first time, didn't you? Was this what it looked like back then, too?
Ellemerr: Do I require extra DM knowledge to answer that question?
Ganelon: When all else fails, speak nonsense.
Ellemerr: I know.
Amadi: Well, /that/ green wasn't there before... But that orange was.
Ganelon: So what does the colour mean?
Apheori (GM): Sorry, got distracted by conference.
Ganelon: No prob.
Ellemerr: I might have to brb
(To Amadi): The first time it didn't look like anything. Everything just fell completely to pieces without anyone noticing, and then there was nothing left, only Midnight and a deck of cards. And some folks. Sitting in Midnight. With the deck of cards.
Apheori (GM): What DOES the colour mean? Excellent question.
Ganelon: Things bleeding into the visible spectrum generally means... stuff.
But I don't know if I can roll to figure out what.
Apheori (GM): It means things are screwy, but you don't know why. You can roll arcana to try to make sense of it.
But this will take an extra moment...
Ganelon: Hah!
As if I would ever weigh my own survival against the value of knowledge!
rolling 1d20+12 Arcana
Frezak (GM): Understanding!
Apheori (GM): It's bleeding from Arah. It's a magic of sorts that isn't even entirely magic, just a sort of background noise of the universe...
But you don't know what it does or why it's visible.
Ganelon: Okay, let's continue my unintentional descent into this awful abyss.
What happened when those guys fucked up their strength rolls?
Apheori (GM): They failed to pull you out.
It's like the rope is just stuck to them.
Ganelon: Ah, okay.
Apheori (GM): Sorry, I think I forgot.
Ganelon: 'Twas but a single step.
Gaurav: I think we're also distracted by the changing lights and things
at least, Rhu is
Apheori (GM): Things are going REEEEEED.
Ganelon: Well, I'll give those guys another report while I'm waiting for more stuff.
Frezak (GM): Like jam!
Apheori (GM): You have an Amadi hanging above you, probably Elaine Marley style.
Gaurav: Jam-red or blood-red? The important questions.
Frezak (GM): "And then you died?"
"... yes."
Radek: There's residual... er, "magic" bleeding in from Arah into the visible spectrum. I say magic for your benefit, but this is different from what I'm used to.
Apheori (GM): Uh... red.
Radek: ...And it's turning red.
Ganelon: This being into the radio.
Apheori (GM): The red is mostly Arah itself. You're seeing a much fuller spectrum.
Though... that might be going red too...
Ganelon: I don't think that's... good.
Apheori (GM): I don't think so either.
Ganelon: Well, I still need to get out of here.
I'd rather not watch the universe bleed together.
Apheori (GM): The apheori tries something on the outside again, but it also doesn't acheive anything.
Radek: You have arcana and an Amadi. And no response from the radio. What do you do?
Ganelon: Keep fixing things!
It's what I do. Breaking and fixing.
Apheori (GM): Arcana!
rolling 1d20+12
Apheori (GM): Is Ellemerr still there?
Gaurav: she said she "might have to brb"
Apheori (GM): Hence my asking.
Okay, let's just assume Amadi helps Radek.
Gaurav: Perception!
Gravy too.
Radek! You make some progress, or at least don't make anything worse.
rolling 1d20+14 perception check
Frezak (GM):
rolling 1D20+12
Rhu: +12? That's not Gravyvision!
Apheori (GM): You guys notice weirdness. The light is all reddish. It seems like the Apheori is moving really quickly.
Rhu: Or is it?
Frezak (GM): I don't know if I want to gravision the sundering of worlds
Apheori (GM): Rhu: You also notice that the light is only reddish further away. Right where you are, and especially closer to the rope and Apheori, it's fairly normal.
Gaurav: Frezak: in a few minutes, that might be all you could do :-/
Ellemerr: I'm back. I want to help.
Gaurav: Is the reddishness in any particular direction, or just all around outside this little circle we've got going on?
Apheori (GM): Ellemerr: You and Radek are hanging from a rope or something in a slightly broken pocket dimension. There is a massive hole slightly off to the side, but it isn't entirely cohesive, and is wreaking havok on... stuff and things. Would you like to panic?
Gaurav: All around.
The redder the further away.
Gaurav: ... that's not a red-shift, is it? Br.
Frezak (GM): Sounds great!
Like being inside a toaster!
Apheori (GM): Maybe.
Gaurav: Ellemerr: I would strongly advocate panicking.
Ganelon: Is this the hole that used to be everywhere?
Which we're kind of fixing?
Ellemerr: I dunno. Can I juggle geese?
Apheori (GM): Yes.
And... yes.
Ganelon: Well, the alternative is climbing the rope and I have more faith in Radek's ability to fix the universe through magic than I do in his ability to shimmy up a rope.
Ellemerr: I'll do that in an attempt to avoid panics.
Ganelon: At the same time, though.
Radek: (Radio) I could really use an extraction here, gents.
Ganelon: Well, make that an exclamation.
Amadi shouts in no particular direction, "And heave, ye lubbers!"
Ganelon: He's not just calmly intoning it.
Frezak (GM): Heaaaaaave!
Apheori (GM): Rhu, Gravy: You can't actually understand him.
Frezak (GM): Aw
Apheori (GM): It's coming out all... funny.
Frezak (GM): Sounds like a great reason to pull the grump out the spacetime rend
Apheori (GM): High-pitched-like.
Frezak (GM): Eeeeextract meeeeeee
Apheori (GM): And short.
Strength checks!
Gaurav: Given how weird everything is getting, and that Apheori seems to be trying to do something, we're probably pulling as hard as we can anyway.
rolling 1d20+2 strength check
... but not necessarily in the right direction
Apheori (GM):
rolling 1d20 for Greibel
Rhu falls down.
Rhu: Oof.
Ellemerr: Can I do more cleanuping?
Ganelon: Likewise.
More rolls, more developments!
Please don't banish Radek to nowhere when he's finally learned something useful!
Apheori (GM): Roll!
rolling 1d20 + 10
Frezak (GM): Strength again!
This time for REALS
rolling 1D20+6
Gravy is apparently as physically powerful as Radek
rolling 1d20+9 religion check
Apheori (GM): Greibel and Gravy pull! It's like really stuck.
Rhu: oo err
Ganelon: I hope our fixing shit isn't making this harder for them.
Apheori (GM): Radek: Roll to fix.
rolling 1d20+12
Noooo! HIGHER.
Apheori (GM): Okay, you two make some more progress, though it seems to be getting harder.
Rhu: any response from Hazz?
Gaurav: sorry ooc
Apheori (GM): Yes. Oh, yeeess.
Radek: (To Amadi) Well, no answer on the radio. How do you feel about just popping us both out of here if the exit closes?
Apheori (GM): Sorry, guy's talking about spam and I'm distracted again.
But soon as I'm not distracted...
Gaurav: np!
Amadi: You want to be... popped?
Amadi produces soap-bubbles.
Frezak (GM): You fool.
Radek: Er, no. Teleported. Spatially displaced.
To a safe location.
Amadi: Oh.
Amadi looks bored.
Apheori (GM): Y'all outside the pocket see a massive shrouded tentacle monster appear beside the rope opening.
Gaurav: WELL
Frezak (GM): SHub-Niggurath!
Gaurav: shrouded?
Ganelon: Reminiscent of the one that got Rhu?
Frezak (GM): Goat of a Thousand Young!
Apheori (GM): SHROUDED.
Ellemerr: How do you shroud a tentacle monster?
Gaurav: does the shroud go over the tentacles?
(To Rhu): It's Hazz. You know it's Hazz. Well, an avatar - not all of Hazz. But Hazz.
Gaurav: Oh, I know.
Apheori (GM): It has tentacles. And a shroud.
rolling 1d20+9 religion check in thanks
Rhu remains sitting, praying furiously
(From Ellemerr): Can I pop Radek out? I... would sort of imagine that would include going through my Realm. And while that might be preferable to just... getting eaten by the hole-stuff... (I mean, it was preferable last time that was about to happen to someone) I dunno. >.>
(To Ellemerr): You know, I don't know.
(To Ellemerr): Because things are a mite... strange...
Ganelon: Maybe I will just resign myself to being popped.
Apheori (GM): The shrouded tentacle monster sort of looms.
Ellemerr: I'm not popping you just yet.
Apheori (GM): Things outside the pocket start getting more normal.
You guys can try pulling again.
Ellemerr: And magic?
Frezak (GM): Because eventually I can roll a 20
rolling 1D20+6
Apheori (GM): Amadi and Radek: The hole is resisting less. The magic is not decomposing anymore.
rolling 1d20 for Greibel
That's enough to pull again. It's no longer stuck.
Ellemerr: I'll waggle a goose at the hole.
Apheori (GM): Radek and Amadi: You're hanging in midair! Arcana?
Ellemerr: Sure!
rolling 1d20+12
rolling 1d20 + 10
Ganelon: Wait, midair where?
Also, fuck!
Apheori (GM): In the pocket dimension.
Ganelon: It's happening again!
Damned probability!
Apheori (GM): From the rope.
Ellemerr: Well, I'm still capable. It seems. And I'm here solely to help you. Which is very odd.
Apheori (GM): Okay! It's closing and becoming contained!
Amadi covers for you!
Ellemerr: Go me!
Apheori (GM): I mean, do it again.
rolling 1d20 + 10
rolling 1d20+12
Gaurav: yay!
Apheori (GM): The hole doesn't actually close, but you manage to get it stabilised. It is no longer doing horrible things to the pocket dimension, though the colours remain as they were.
Ganelon: Good enough!
We have a stable Hole inside a hole!
Apheori (GM): Yup.
Gaurav: We blew a hole in a universe and patched it up! That's got to be good for some XP.
Apheori (GM): You totally get some experience.
Ganelon: Pah, I got getter than just XP.
Better, even.
Frezak (GM): Validation!
Ganelon: I got to learn something!
Apheori (GM): Also Hazz is still there, and the light is still a bit odd, but much more consistently so.
Apheori (GM): Random passersby are moving again.
They all kind of... stopped before.
Ganelon: Can we get out of here, now? Like, out of the hole?
Apheori (GM): Yeah, the other folks pull you out.
Frezak (GM): So this was Draongball Z minute that lasts hours?
Apheori (GM): No idea.
Gaurav: Yay!
on the pulling Radek and Amadi out
Ellemerr: Yay indeed!
Gaurav: What is the shrouded tentacle monster doing? How far away is it?
Frezak (GM): Reading Weightwatchers
Radek leaps off the rope energetically.
Radek: Hahahaha! Good job, all of you!
Apheori (GM): It was an episode of stargate.
Amadi floats out of the hole and continues juggling geese. Both she and the geese appear to be weightless.
The Gravedigger: Oh dear.
Apheori (GM): It's just there. Not doing anything. Disturbing passerby.
The Gravedigger: Oh, dear, deary dear.
Radek is smiling.
Gaurav: "Disturbing passerby" hahahahha
"Excuse me, but have you heard the Good News about Me?"
Radek is _laughing_
Apheori (GM): Passerby don't like a giant tentacle monster, even in Arah.
Radek points at his face.
Radek: You see this? This is what progress looks like!
The Gravedigger: Wrinkly?
Radek: And none of that hogwash you hear from psychiatrists, either!
Rhu: (to Greibel) Did you give him any of your stuff?
Blue Apheori: It's a step. It looks like the hole is still there, however. Will you be able to close it?
Blue Apheori bows to the tentacle monster.
Blue Apheori then focuses on Radek.
Blue Apheori: (And that was all said at him)
Radek: I don't know yet, but it's there! And patching things up from the /inside/ was very informative.
The Gravedigger: I hope you had more fun closing a Hole than I did.
Ganelon: Evidently.
Rhu makes sure Radek is alright, laughter and smiling notwithstanding, and then approaches the tentacle monster.
Radek bundles up his rope.
Frezak (GM): If I was a rogue I'd be making Sneak Attack on the thing that's not Radek
That's not our Grump!
Radek: In any case, it's been contained and rendered safe for transportation.
The Gravedigger: So what /did/ you learn?
Ganelon: Oh man.
rolling 1d20+9 religion check; Rhu prays to Hazz' in thanksgiving for Radek and Amadi's return
Ganelon: I use Arcana to babble my knowledge at Gravy.
Rhu: (to Hazz'ridan) My Lord ...
rolling 1d20+12
Blue Apheori nods in a satisfied fashion, bids everyone goodbye, and skulks away.
Blue Apheori: (but quietly, so they don't necessarily notice)
Amadi shouts after the Apheori:
Amadi: It was nice meeting you! Maybe we'll meet again some day!
Apheori (GM): Gravy! Arcana!
Frezak (GM): Really?
Gaurav: We're going to regret not kidnapping her, aren't we.
Rhu ain't noticing anything that isn't a giant tentacle monster.
Blue Apheori: (to Amadi) I trust we will.
Frezak (GM):
rolling 1D20+3
Amadi: Maybe I won't be me or I'll have forgotten you but I'm looking forwards to it!
Apheori (GM): Gravy has no idea what Radek just said.
Hazz'ridan: My loyal servant. You have done well.
Gaurav: Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
Rhu bows before Hazz'ridan
Radek: ...
Radek snaps his fingers at Gravy.
Radek: Hello? Anyone in there?
The Gravedigger shrugs.
The Gravedigger: Not a scienceman.
Hazz'ridan: Guard the scienceman. He will be your beacon.
Radek: I can't even hate you for saying that right now. It's so nice having less-than-useless assistants.
Ellemerr: Is Hazz actually here?!
Gaurav: Can everybody hear Hazz'?
Apheori (GM): Yes.
And yes.
Apheori (GM): Well, an avatar is here.
Ellemerr: I do that.
Hazz'ridan: Radek.
Your understanding will bring you to your goal, an end to begin the worlds anew. Good-
Amadi flips out of her weightlessness and crashes her fist into Hazz's avatar's nose.
Apheori (GM): Hazz is interrupted by Amadi suddenly scooting over and punching him in the nose, or some rough equivalent,
Rhu: Um.
Ganelon: I'm just going to take a moment to declare that I like this campaign and this has been one of the best sessions in a while.
Drama! Suspense! Hazz getting bopped on the nose!
Amadi turns, smiling, to Radek.
Amadi: Yeah, you were pretty great.
Ganelon: Couldn't ask for more.
Radek: I...
Appreciate your help.
Ellemerr: If Hazz tries speaking again she'll put her foot in his mouth and go "Shut up." She might have to jump up and stand in the air to accomplish this.
Ganelon: (He says, with considerable difficulty)
Frezak (GM): Gravy would lift her.
Amadi: I helped? I helped!
Hazz'ridan vanishes.
Amadi beams.
Radek: Yes. You helped.
Rhu bows before the space previously occupied by a tentacle monster with a bopped nose
(To Rhu): Radek has earned my blessing. His actions far outweigh his distaste for gods.
Ellemerr: I think I should use this most wonderful of moments to go to bed.
(To Amadi): Don't do that.
Ganelon: It's a pretty great conclusion, though... I'll do one thing that Frezak's been bugging me about for a while now.
Apheori (GM): Yup.
Rhu: Huh. Really
(From Amadi): Well don't be an annoying prick!
(To Amadi): You're one to talk.
Rhu: Radek: Hazz'ridan thanks you and gives you his blessing. He says that your actions far outweigh your distaste for gods.
(From Amadi): hey! I was helpful! He just said that I was helpful! I'm totally helpful!
(To Amadi): punching people is not helpful.
(From Amadi): Depends on the people. I'm not sure you qualify as people, anyhoo.
Radek puts up a hand.
Radek: Don't care. I'm feeling charitable; who wants a better weapon?
Or armor, really. Magical reinforcement.
Amadi ponders, to herself, "Then again, I'm not sure I qualify, either."
(To Amadi): Nor should you.
The Gravedigger waves hands.
The Gravedigger: Oooo, ooo, oooo.
The Gravedigger hops up and down.
The Gravedigger: Me!
Radek points at Gravy.
Radek: Yes, you. Gravedigger.
The Gravedigger nudges Rhu.
The Gravedigger: He picked me!
Apheori (GM): Also y'all can level up after this if you want.
Ganelon: Part of me feels sorry for blowing Rhu's god-talk off.
But it just felt right for Radek to do.
Gaurav: HA
Apheori (GM): Hazz expected nothing less.
Gaurav: I think Hazz' admires your atheistic bent
a strange habit for a god, but he's an odd'un
Ellemerr: Amadi liked it, too. So you got people happy all around. Hazz, Amadi, Gravy...
Gaurav: Blue Apheori also didn't seem displeased, which is good, as we might need an angel at some point.
(To Gaurav): I think he just told Rhu that to make sure Rhu knows Radek is 'good'. And crap.
Frezak (GM): Sooo... What level?
Ganelon: Well, I assume we'd just level once. To 5.
Apheori (GM): Aye. And I've nothing left to throw at you, so details of the items made is up to you.
Ellemerr: Sleep!
Ganelon: Oh, this is largely just boring rules-y stuff.
Apheori (GM): Okay.
(From Gaurav): I assumed this when Radek got added to the long list of creatures that Rhu is expected to protect. Rhu is still extremely happy that Hazz' didn't bring up Dave, so, yay!
Ganelon: I'll look for some cool magic things that the game actually says exist.
Apheori (GM): You know the rules better than I do.
Gaurav: I should probably try to give Rhu better equipment or something >.< equipment is so boring
Ganelon: Doesn't have to be!
You can get armor that lets you teleport through a wall once per day.
(To Gaurav): Being supposed to protect them and knowing they're held in esteem can be very different things.
Apheori (GM): Now that could get funny.
Frezak (GM): Or smell like flowers.
Ganelon: I'll go look for some cool things.
Apheori (GM): In a 'wanted for tresspassing' sort of way.
Ganelon: The funny thing is that it only works on one wall, in one direction.
Apheori (GM): Sweet nightmares, Ellemer.
Ellemerr: Thanks, dearest. Sweet daydreams.
Ganelon: So while it will protect you from entering a solid surface (it just fails to activate), it won't give you a way back out.
(From Gaurav): Fair enough! Hanging out with Amadi and Dave means Rhu is a whole lot more understanding of people who find gods exasperating.
Gaurav: Bye, Ellemerr!
(To Gaurav): Snrk.
Ganelon: You have to spend six hours waiting if you can't find another one.
Gaurav: So what level do we need to be by next week?
Apheori (GM): The next. I guess that's 5? Is that 5?
Ganelon: It is 5.
Meaning new daily power.
Gaurav: Rhu is at level 3, so 4 is next for me.
Ganelon: Well, become 5!
Frezak (GM): I can invoke demon lords!
Well, one.
Gaurav: Okyday.
A daemon lord named Geoff.
Ganelon: I can... oh, gods.
I can animate a melee weapon.
Gaurav: wait, no, I am level 4. My bad.
Ganelon: I can take Gravy's shovel or something and make it float around.
Apheori (GM): Bahahah.
Poor Greibel. Probably fell asleep. >.<
Ganelon: I can also get a small summon which does only fire damage.
And explodes violently when killed.
Also some kinda cool-sounding but mechanically boring shrapnel-suspended-in-space thing.
Frezak (GM): I'll summon Codrichun. The Boiling Cloud of Blood And Bone..
Gaurav: Frezak: WOAH
Frezak (GM): "You sacrifice your foes to summon the hunger of Codrichun, a noxious cloud of blood and abrading grit"
Gaurav: that is fantastic
Ganelon: I seriously don't get why that's a Warden power when it contains like three Warlock buzzwords at least in the description.
Frezak (GM): You're just jealous.
Gaurav: heh
Ganelon: I'm totes jealous.
Frezak (GM): You don't get to sacrifice the vitality of your foes to a Demon Lord.
Gaurav: okay, I'm going to go find a coffee shop and do some work and whatnot. see you all next Sunday! Thanks for a fun game!
Frezak (GM): Sunday!
Ganelon: No, but I can twist space around like a lump of clay.
Gaurav: Apheori: enjoy the rest of the conference!
Apheori (GM): It's like over. >.>
GREIBEL: Hopefully you see this when you wake up, but a bunch of stuff happened and there were all these really amazing colours everywhere and you helped Gravy and Rhu try to pul Radek out of the pocket dimension with a hole in it, but while you didn't really succeed y'all kept him from getting pulled in and stuff. Then Hazz showed up and Radek actually stabilised it it and you pulled him out.
Also, duuude, colours.
Also you're going to need to level up.
Ganelon: We'll help with that, and explain shit. Just ask on Skype.
Frezak (GM): I'm at talking about shit