Holes/Session 44/raw

A fragment of the Garden of Remembering
Apheori (GM): Okay, so, uh, y'all killed a dragon and a bunch of zombies and stuff.
There's an upstairs near where Amadi is (like top of the stairs or something).
I really hate qt5 right now.
Gaurav: Why the qt5 hate?
Apheori (GM): Bloody disconnects.
Crap, I think I need to restart my computer.
Radek: Gravy, /where/ did you just come from?
The Gravedigger: Dunno.
Rhu: Didn't he come up the stairs behind you?
The Gravedigger: I think I accidentally stepped behind the wrong atom and got sidelined in spacetime.
(To The Gravedigger): Unless you have a better idea, as far as you're concerned, colours just randomly went weird and you dug through it and it went normal.
(To The Gravedigger): But feel free to ignore that if you want.
Apheori (GM): There's an issue with loot.
Apheori (GM): Sure, but how do you determine what loot even winds up on the party/
Are there tables?
Ganelon: Hoo boy.
Well there is a way to tell, yes.
Frezak (GM): Techically.
Apheori (GM): Oh, there it is.
Ganelon: I'll leave this to Frezak.
Apheori (GM): I KNOW THINGS.
Frezak (GM): THere is a table (okay, list) that tells you what stuff you should give a party over a level.
Depending on the party size and character levels.
Apheori (GM): You guys are what, 6?
Ganelon: Yes.
Frezak (GM): Sounds about right.
Apheori (GM): These parcels are... weird.
Frezak (GM): How so?
The 'art objects' ?
That's just money presented in a fancy fashion so you don't have to explain literal piles of gold.
Apheori (GM): Hmm.
Well, this is literal piles of gold. So that may or may not simplify things.
Frezak (GM): I tend to give players the gold value and tell them what the item is for flavour's sake.
Apheori (GM): At least I think it was.
Frezak (GM): Well, dragon.
Apheori (GM): Crap, I should check.
Frezak (GM): Are we going the Smaug route and just prying gems from its dead body?
Ganelon: I think she means there's gold not in this room, but around.
Apheori (GM): It was upstairs.
The next (top) floor is full of magical treasure, apparently.
Amadi knows.
She saw it.
And went through it.
Apheori (GM): She drifted through it.
Ellemerr: Ghooooost mode
'Cos I'm awesome and can do stuff like that.
Also possibly dead.
Gaurav: Noclip mode
Frezak (GM): Don't give console access to crazy godshard midgets!
Apheori (GM): Oh, you're totally dead. But no more dead than you were before.
Just as dead as you've always been.
Which, granted, is pretty damn dead, at least by god standards.
Ellemerr: Yeah.
Apheori (GM): Okay, so there is gold and gems lying around on this floor.
It's all a bit sticky.
With zombie bits sprayed everywhere, and bits of dragon, and something Dawn maaaay have puked up...
The Gravedigger: Greibel.
I have a very important question for you.
Greibel: I have a lovely bunch of coconuts
Dawn walks over to the Gravedigger and headbutts him.
The Gravedigger: I'll take that as an assent of readyness.
Apheori (GM): ...should she take damage for that?
Frezak (GM): Depends on how hard she hit.
The Gravedigger: Can you smoke dragon?
Apheori (GM): Not all that.
Frezak (GM): Also, what does she deafbutt?
My knee?
Apheori (GM): Probably his leg.
Frezak (GM): Since she's midget, too, right.
Apheori (GM): Yes.
Frezak (GM): And Gravy is pretty huge.
Greibel shrugs
Ganelon: If it was doing damage, I'd treat it like the Wall Armor power.
1d6 and prone.
Frezak (GM): What, she falls on her ass?
Apheori (GM): XD
Yeah, that happens.
Dawn headbutts Gravy and then falls over.
Radek grumbles and stomps over to Rhu to administer medical attention.
Ganelon: As usual it's the most impersonal variety.
"Take this syringe. No, I'm not going to do it for you, you sissy."
Rhu looks grateful, accepts the syringe and uses it.
Ganelon: Mechanically speaking, you can have two.
Gaurav: Are we doing much more exploring before our next rest?
Ganelon: Each one pretty much means, heal your healing surge value +2 (without spending a healing surge).
Frezak (GM): Shootin' up like a bro
Gaurav: We're all in this together.
Apheori (GM): Hey, I actually know what half of these rituals DO now!
Apheori (GM) feels almost competent.
Apheori (GM): Rhu should leave a syringe in his arm and lie on the floor like he's head.
Gaurav: ... ?
Apheori (GM): ...nevermind.
Ganelon: Floor's all sticky.
Gaurav: On this floor covered in zombie bits, dragon bits and Dawn puke?
Apheori (GM): Yes.
And gold!
Some 3000gp worth, if you're willing to brave the STICKY.
Well, some of that's gems.
Gaurav: Eh, gold, whatever. But Rhu's not getting his cl... actually, that is a lot of gold.
How long would it take to pick up 1000 GP?
Ganelon: Radek will actually try to collect those gems.
Get yer rope'o'holdin, pardner
We got some gooooold
Ganelon: That was destroyed, remember?
Frezak (GM): Oh.
No, I don't remember.
Gaurav: I think Rhu's fine with one syringe (14 + 2 healing); he no longer bloodied and I think he'll keep until our next long rest. Unless we anticipate more trouble before then?
Ganelon: Strangely I don't remember how I lost it.
Apheori (GM): Gaurav: A shovel, some strength and constitution checks (in your case), and a few minutes.
Ganelon: Gaurav, these syringes cost you no resources.
To get more uses of them, I need to take healing surges from /someone/.
Which usually means Gravy.
Gaurav: Oh well then. I'll use two!
Ganelon: He has surges to spare.
Apheori (GM): And there's always Amadi.
Radek collects gems?
Does he pry them out of the sticky?
Frezak (GM): DIRE GEMS
Ganelon: Yes. He's in no hurry, though.
Apheori (GM): It looks like most of the sticky was there before the fight. The dragon was messy.
Gaurav: Ew.
Bad dragon.
Ganelon: He'll try to clean them off before doing anything with them.
Apheori (GM): Radek: You wind up with a ruby and a couple saphires and a whole pile of garnets.
It's worth quite a bit.
But you suspect it'll take industrial-strength solvents to actually clean them.
Ganelon: Damn, there actually is an alchemy recipe for that, but I haven't got it.
Apheori (GM): 8000gp worth of sticky, gross, something-encrusted gems.
They might even be toxic.
Rhu searches his cloak for something that might help him pick up the gold, and finds the string of beads left for us on the driving seat of CAR instead.
Ganelon: He'll store them in a container.
Apheori (GM): You should put the gold in Amadi's pockets.
Ellemerr: And when you ask for it back later, it'll have turned into mica. All of it.
Frezak (GM): Ooooooh
Ellemerr: ... Except one coin. That's a crow.
A tiiiiny crow.
Made out of silver.
Ganelon: That's a great exchange rate.
Gaurav: Congratulations, your treasure is now your pet. It will provide much amusement as you live out your retirement in penury and also mica.
Apheori (GM): Did Radek... make a portable hole out of a bag of holding?
Frezak (GM): ...
Is it a living crow?
Ellemerr: Yes.
Apheori (GM): ...and then get it wrecked by codrichun shortly after?
Ganelon: I believe he may have?
Ellemerr: Sounds about right.
Apheori (GM): Niiiice.
Ellemerr: On a half-related note, in Norway the name for mica is literally "crowsilver".
Apheori (GM): Huh.
Gaurav: Oooo. Pretty!
Apheori (GM): So what are you guys doing with the gold, anything? Was Gravy trying to get Greibel to smoke the dragon?
Frezak (GM): Presumably we can take the gold.
Dawn gets up and asks to borrow a shovel.
Apheori (GM): But what do you do with it?
Frezak (GM): I give her my least favourite shovel.
Apheori (GM): Regular bags?
How uninteresting.
Frezak (GM): Well, space future material bags.
Apheori (GM): And... practical.
Ganelon: Well it's not like I've got anything more advanced than bags, presently.
Dawn tries to use Gravy's least favourite shovel, fails miserably, and then hands it back.
Dawn: ...thanks.
I think?
Rhu: Wait, let me try!
Radek: You're all going to look like fools when we end up on a planet which doesn't accept coins as currency.
The Gravedigger: Not if we offload 'em before that.
Apheori (GM): Rhu will probably need to shovel the gold or something to actually get it off the floor. I take it that's what he wants?
Then y'all just... bag it and not put it in Amadi's pockets.
Gaurav: Yeah, Rhu was trying to borrow Gravy's least favourite shovel before Dawn handed it back.
Apheori (GM): OH. RADEK. I completely forgot to mention this at the time, partly because I didn't know it myself, but there's another planet folks been mentioning called Ord. Or something. At least you think it might be a planet. Nobody would give you a straight answer.
Ganelon: Heavens forbid he just ask Gravy for the shovel.
Er... what?
Dawn hands Rhu the shovel.
Ganelon: I might need a bit of context for that one.
Apheori (GM): Some folks. They mentioned 'Ord'.
Apheori (GM) gestures vaguely.
Rhu shovels at the gold.
Apheori (GM): That was where George was from.
Ganelon: Oh.
rolling d20+3 athletics check to shovel gold
Ganelon: So they /have/ figured out interplanetary travel here?
Frezak (GM): Gravy is very impressed.
Gaurav: What a thing to waste a nat 20 on.
Frezak (GM): OH FINE
Apheori (GM): Rhu shovels all the gold into a bag. It's like 3000gp or something.
Apheori (GM): Congratulations, you're rich, now you have to lug all of that around.
Ganelon: I've heard tales of players needing a cart to transport all their wealth around.
Trust me - they don't mind.
Ellemerr: It's ridiculous.
Frezak (GM): According to the game, I can carry the weight of 3000 GP.
Apheori (GM): Gan: As far as you can tell, interplanetary travel isn't really a thing most of the time. Trips tend to be one way, but the major cities might have gates like the one Dawn used to get you to Arah...?
Ganelon: Aah.
Frezak (GM): ON top of my current gear.
Ganelon: Well good, because traveling even close to the speed of light takes bloody forever anyways.
Apheori (GM): Yes.
So the gold all works out.
Gaurav offers any of the gold to anyone who wants it.
Gaurav: Um.
Rhu: offers any of the gold to anyone who wants it.
Apheori (GM): And sorry about the Ord thing. This happens when the DM is only just figuring out the backstory herself. >.>
Radek: You wanted to butcher the dragon?
Ganelon: Radek won't take the gold if he's offered it.
Rhu keeps 500gp for himself, and puts the bag down somewhere where the floor is relatively less icky so people can help themselves.
Apheori (GM): Dawn will take two pieces and put them on her eyes if she's offered any.
They'll stick to her eyes like weird goggles.
You there?
Ellemerr: Any gold Amadi touches is turned to mica.
She doesn't particularly want it, though.
Bear Soup Guy: Greibel's not interested in gold.
Gaurav: So obviously the first thing she does is stuff her entire face into the bag of gold
Bear Soup Guy: He doesn't have any real use for money.
Apheori (GM): BSG: What about smoking the dragon?
Bear Soup Guy: MEDITATION is his gold!
Gaurav: Money can buy you lots of drugs or peanuts.
Bear Soup Guy: He doesn't like the idea of smoking the dragon
Apheori (GM): Okay.
Ganelon: Gold can buy magic dust.
Magic dust can enhance your bong.
Bear Soup Guy: Dragons are scary, not psychedelic
They could give you a wicked bad trip
Gaurav: I bet they know where to find the strong stuff, though. Imagine how many drugs it'd take to have an effect on a dragon!
Bear Soup Guy: Greibel would try to outdo one
He would fail, but it would be a valiant effort
As he lay babbling incomprehensibly on the ground people would say "Nice try, man."
Apheori (GM): Oh, Greibel: Your bong is now a +2 bong. I have no idea what that means. It just is.
Bear Soup Guy: It adds to attack rolls or something, doesn't it?
Apheori (GM): I'unno!
Bear Soup Guy: Me either!
Apheori (GM) high-fives BSG.
Bear Soup Guy: Woohoo!
Ganelon: +2 to attack and damage when used as an implement.
Frezak (GM): brb
Bear Soup Guy: That implement might just be useful enough for Greibel to actually do melee combat now
Ganelon: You always could - in beast form.
Bear Soup Guy: Of course
He'll probably stay mostly ranged anyway though
There's a nice balance of ranged and melee right now in the party
Ganelon: Let's go upstairs.
Bear Soup Guy: Excellent idea
Gaurav: Yay! A melee Greibel sounds like a wonderful thing.
Rhu follows Radek
Apheori (GM): Y'all go upstairs.
La la la.
Upstairs is full of magical treasure.
There's a magical desk and chair set.
There's a pile of cabinets full of zombie parts.
Frezak (GM): Any SHOVELS?
Apheori (GM): There's a magical pickaxe+2.
Greibel: Oooo
Apheori (GM): ...no shovels.
Ganelon: Just to be sure.
Greibel rushes to sit in the chair and recline (hopefully cutting someone off from inspecting it)
Rhu: Does a pickaxe do more damage than a maul?
Apheori (GM): Also a magic staff, greatsword, some sort of funny blue orb.
rolling 1d20+16 Arcana (detect magic)
Frezak (GM): Depends on the pick.
Apheori (GM): A shelf of books, of which a lot of them seem to be rituals.
Frezak (GM): THere are... light Picks, War Picks and heavy Picks
Ganelon: Oh boy.
Frezak (GM): I think a heavy pick is also 2D6
Apheori (GM): A stand covered in really tacky costume jewelry (in it radek detects a single magic necklace).
Frezak (GM): No, I lie, 1D12
Apheori (GM): So there's magic stuff all over, including the desk and chairs and weaponry, and Radek detects it and crap.
Gaurav: Bye, dragon!
Apheori (GM): Dawn goes to the books and starts going through them, collecting all the non-ritual ones.
They seem to be a lot of tacky novellas.
Ellemerr: O_O
Amadi fights Dawn for a couple of the tacky novellas.
Radek: ...Anything you can identify as magical but useless to us, gather up in a pile somewhere.
Radek hurries over to the books to make sure he's not missing anything good.
Apheori (GM): Dawn fights back.
Ganelon: Radek is not interested in particularly steamy romance novels.
But feel free to imagine that.
Apheori (GM): Does Radek consider romance and bad comedies good?
Ganelon: No, sadly he's after arcane secrets more than Victoria's Secrets.
Bear Soup Guy: Radek secretly watches reruns of 2 And A Half Men
Apheori (GM): I picture Dawn and Amadi hissy-slapping each other and grabbing books out of each other's hands.
And they're blocking the way to the rest of the books.
Gaurav: Victoria's Arcane Secrets?
Apheori (GM): Gaurav: Yes.
Some of that, too.
Ganelon: Aren't they both extremely lightweight?
Apheori (GM): Yes.
You probably could just pick them up and move them.
Ellemerr: It shouldn't be too hard to stop us.
Apheori (GM): Even with your strength.
Ganelon: He'll just use one hand for each of them to lift them up and move them out of the way.
Frezak (GM): I just pick them up and put them down elsewhere.
They can fight in a corner.
Ganelon: As he sorts through the books, he'll toss the ones he's not interested in towards them.
Ellemerr: Wheeee
Frezak (GM): Does anyone want the weapons?
I can't remember whether Avengers can use greatswords.
Ellemerr: I use longsword, not greatsword. Says my sheet.
Apheori (GM): Amadi: Tenser's Flaming Trousers bounces off your head.
Frezak (GM): Huh, they can.
Ellemerr: I don't even have Amadi in my builder. I don't even think I've got her at the right level...
Gaurav: Avengers can use military melee. But I've already got a 2d6 maul. Are great swords better?
Apheori (GM): Radek: You wind up with a pile of ritual books: Silence, Water Walk, Magic Mouth, 2 Secret Pages, Tenser's Floating Disk, Hand of Fate, Sending, Knock. Leomund's Secret Chest, Raise Dead, Forbiddance
Feel free to throw any of those you already have at them too.
Ganelon: That's a lot of books!
Hold on as I make note of all this.
Frezak (GM): Greatswords are... 1D10, but have an extra +1 to hit.
Apheori (GM): Oh, the orb is an Orb of Indisputable Gravity. I dunno what that means, but it sounded funny.
Frezak (GM): I think it's an implement that's used to stop flying creatures.
Apheori (GM): The magic necklace is whatever the hell you want it to be, within reason.
You could use it on... uh... er.
Gaurav: 1d10 + 1 < 2d6, though. But thanks for looking that up!
We could use the magic necklace to tame sphinxes.
Ganelon: He actually did not know any of those rituals.
So they can just have the spare Secret Page.
Also, my gods. Forbiddance is a L20.
Which isn't a problem, necessarily, except that it's 5000 GP and 5 surges to cast, so maybe don't ask Radek to do it unless we really, really need to be scry-proof.
Apheori (GM): Heheh.
Gaurav: How completely scry-proof can you be when there's gods in your party?
Frezak (GM): You could break it down, though.
Radek surreptitiously begins to stuff ritual books into his bag.
Gaurav: I assume it'd be like trying to hide a screaming dinosaur.
Ganelon: It's like putting up a gigantic glass wall, Gaurav. And scrying sensors, as well as anyone attempting to teleport, are birds.
They never reach the godling because there's a glass wall in the way.
Less "hiding" and more "preemptively stopping".
Apheori (GM): It blocks anything of equal or lesser level.
And the godlings are of equal or lesser level.
I think.
Gaurav: Ah, okay.
Frezak (GM): Gravy walks up behind Radek and looms helpfully.
Apheori (GM): But what he said.
Frezak (GM): I imagine radek bent over his sack.
Eyes going from side to side.
Ganelon: Nah, it's worse than that. It blocks things of equal or lesser level from getting /in/.
Frezak (GM): And then this shadow just appears from behind.
And there's Gravy.
Smiling helpfully.
Ganelon: So something better than Radek attempting to scry him will still see through it.
Radek: ...What? Did you need something?
Apheori (GM): It should be based on arcana, not base level. >.>
Radek lifts another book off the shelf.
Radek: I'm busy.
Apheori (GM): The better-than-ness.
Frezak (GM): Gravy looks sad and hurt.
Ganelon: Better Arcana actually makes the warded area larger.
So being a better wizard does help, just not with that.
Apheori (GM): Did anyone take the pickaxe, staff, greatsword, or orb? Otherwise that's all on the table.
Er, desk.
Magic desk of magic items.
Bear Soup Guy: Greibel's feet are also on the desk
Frezak (GM): I think that just went to the pile.
Are they magical?
Ganelon: If they don't want it, they should be putting it on a pile, yes.
Apheori (GM): The desk is the pile. That's the magic.
Bear Soup Guy: As magical as any pair of feet can be
Apheori (GM): Greibel
s sitting on a magic chair?
Yes he is.
Bear Soup Guy: Yes
Apheori (GM): Greibel: It's nice and comfy.
You feel like you might be able to get stuff done at this desk, but not gettign stuff done here is also great.
Greibel: Some day. Some day I'll get some stuff done...
Ellemerr: Amadi is fighting very passionately over "Fifty Shades of Blurple".
Greibel stares glassily at the walls while smoking a tobacco pipe
Bear Soup Guy: Not filled with tobacco, mind you
Dawn tears out some pages on accident trying to get it away from Amadi.
Frezak (GM): You have tobacco?
Ganelon: If I were pointlessly cruel, I'd cast Secret Page on the ending of Fifty Shades of Blurple.
It's there, you just can't read it.
Gaurav: Did Radek's arcana check tell us anything about this blue orb?
Ganelon: It is gravitous.
Apheori (GM): It's an Orb of Indisputable Gravity.
+2 or something.
Frezak (GM): To the pile!
Apheori (GM): Gan: Dude, that should have already happened.
Gaurav: Who would dispute gravity?
Apheori (GM): It still works if you tear out the pages, right?
Ganelon: It does.
Apheori (GM): So what, Dawn's holding a bunch of pages neither of them realise exist?
Ganelon: I... guess so.
Apheori (GM): Amadi: Perception to notice Dawn pulled out a bunch of pages?
Ellemerr: I'm not sure she even cares. xD
Apheori (GM): XD
Ganelon: The DC to notice a concealed page for anyone is... the caster's Arcana result +5.
Beat that with your Perception.
Ellemerr: She's not going to read it, see. This is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT... She has to win! But she's not going to read them.
Ganelon: We don't know how good this wizard was, mind you.
Apheori (GM): Just give me a perception to notice. XD
Ellemerr: The goal MIGHT be to stop Dawn from reading them. In which case torn pages is actually a good thing.
rolling 1d20 + 7
Ganelon: It might confer a tactical advantage to point out Dawn's damaging her own- ah.
Well it might /have/.
Apheori (GM): Okay, Amadi doesn't even notice she's fighting over less of a book now.
Ellemerr: Your point is moot, mr.
Apheori (GM): Dawn, however, does notice, and gets distracted by the wad of pages she suddenly realises she's holding.
Amadi: Strength check.
You win as long as you don't roll a 1.
...wait, no, you win even if you do.
Radek stands up, grinning.
Apheori (GM): Amadi wins and gets the book!
Ellemerr: Snrrrrk
Apheori (GM): ...Dawn rolled a 1.
Ellemerr: Heh
Apheori (GM): And she was distracted on top of that.
Amadi stuffs the book in her pocket. She stuffs all the books in her pockets!
Radek: Alright, what do we have? Anything you all want to keep?
Dawn goes back to fighting Amadi for all the books.
Gaurav: Good thing they didn't go into Dawn's pockets. The rabbit would have destroyed them all! Think of the loss to civilisation from the utter eradication of Fifty Shades of Blurple.
Frezak (GM): I don't want any of this, as far as I know.
Apheori (GM): Nope, the ones Dawn gets do go in her pockets! Including the ending from that one.
Also, figure out what that necklace is.
Basically just pick something.
Ganelon: Uh...
Frezak (GM): Medallion Of Death Deferred?
Once a day, when you're dropped to 0, gain HP equal to 3+item bonus.
Ganelon: Not bad. For whom, though?
Gaurav: Girdle of Feminity/Masculinity
Frezak (GM): Anyone.
Ganelon: Also it's actually 3 x item bonus.
Frezak (GM): Don't be silly.
Girdles aren't necklaces.
Apheori (GM): Whatever it is, maximum of level 10.
Bear Soup Guy: A necklace could be a girdle for an exceptionally deformed person
Frezak (GM): Like a midget?
Apheori (GM): And if your gender is randomly swapping, you're probably deformed.
Gaurav: A Necklace of Get Off This Planet And Back Home
Bear Soup Guy: A midget with a very small torso
Even for a midget
Gaurav: Or Go Straight Back To Coffle So We Can Use The Gate
how about some sort of sense surroundings? That might have been useful to someone living in a tower in the middle of nowhere.
Ganelon: Well, no arguments about Death Deferred. That's L9 at +2.
Official stuff that'd improve Perception would be... mostly headgear.
Frezak (GM): I'd have thought that being in the middle of nowhere would reduce the need for the ability to sense your surroundings.
Gaurav: you're in a tower, so you're clearly concerned about being able to spot things at a distance or to defend yourself from something attacking below. Such a necklace would mean you didn't have to keep a continual watch, since you could just feel things approaching at a distance.
Frezak (GM): No, this is a tower because WIZARD
Apheori (GM): Death deferred it is.
Gravy: You with your passive perception notice Dawn has a bag on her head.
Do you care?
She slooks slightly headless.
Frezak (GM): Nope.
Apheori (GM): She's still trying to fight Amadi, but it's not working very well since she can't see or hear what she's doing.
Amadi: She looks REALLY headless.
Like the bag just ate her entire head and collapsed on her shoulders.
Radek prods Greibel in the shoulder.
Radek: Out of the magical chair. Unless you have a way to take it with you, I'm unraveling it.
Greibel: Someday my chair prince will come
Greibel sulks off
Ganelon: Can I identify what the chair and/or desk are supposed to do?
Apheori (GM): Arcana!
rolling 1d20+16
Apheori (GM): They seemed to be designed to make an ideal workspace - comfortable, bonuses to focussing, and something about an old, failing mind.
Ganelon: Aw man.
Now I wish we could take it with us.
Apheori (GM): Amadi: Dawn finally stops fighting you with a few books left. She just falls over and stops moving for some reason.
Ganelon: It's probably related to her headlessness.
Apheori (GM): Maybe.
Amadi: HAH! Mine! ALL MINE!
Amadi strikes various victory poses.
Rhu walks over and shakes Dawn
Rhu: You okay/
Amadi: Oh, she's just a sore loser.
Apheori (GM): Rhu: Her head seems to be missing and there's a bag over where it should be.
Amadi: Because she lost.
And I didn't.
Ganelon: I have a solution to this problem.
We draw a face on the bag.
Rhu tries to touch her head through the bag.
Apheori (GM): Except the bag doesn't seem to have anything in it.
Rhu: ... um, Radek?
This seems more like a magic problem than a medic problem.
Radek is hovering over the chair, frowning.
Radek: ...What?
Rhu: Dave's lost her head.
Radek: Only just now?
Radek glances over.
Radek: Ah, you meant literally.
Amadi: Hey, why's she getting all the attention? I'm the one who won!
... Dawn, you are such a drama queen.
Rhu nods.
rolling d20+15 heal check on Dawn
The Gravedigger: Is this our problem?
Apheori (GM): Rhu: She appears to be dead. Also headless.
The bag is still on where her head ought to have been, though.
Rhu: She seems to be dead, though for a godling that might not be saying much.
(From Ellemerr): Does it feel bad to me?
Radek: Hmph.
(To Ellemerr): She's dead, but she'll be fine, so naw.
(To Ellemerr): She has a magic bag on her head.
The Gravedigger: It's fix itself.
Rhu: What's going on? Where did the bag come from? Is it some kind of security system or something?
Apheori (GM): You guys are the best.
The Gravedigger: Unless, of course, she is fixed now that she has no head.
Maybe she's what she should be now.
Amadi: Ugh, you people!
Amadi drags the bag off of Dawn with an annoyed look on her face.
The Gravedigger: WHo cares!
Rhu: She's dead! Dead's not fixed. Even for a godling.
Apheori (GM): As soon as Amadi pulls the bag off, Dawn's head comes out and is perfectly normal again.
Ellemerr: (or tries to.)
Apheori (GM): And she resumed breathing.
Ellemerr: (Yay I succeeded!)
Rhu checks all her vital signs again.
Gaurav: I assume I can do that under the same heal check as before.
The Gravedigger: Oh, it's one of those.
Rhu: Is that a bag of holding or something?
Or just a bag of killing-people-by-deleting-things/
Apheori (GM): Rhu: She seems fun again. Alive and all that. Slightly unconscious.
Radek: ...In the future, do not bother me about raising either of those two from the dead until three weeks have passed since they "died".
Apheori (GM): Not fun
Gaurav: She's fairly fun.
Apheori (GM): Would raise dead even work on a god?
Frezak (GM): No.
Gaurav: I think you need sacrifices to raise god.
Ganelon: No idea, but he's not going to waste the resources on it when they can just fix themselves.
Frezak (GM): Gods aren't mortal.
Apheori (GM): Heh.
And yes, that is a bag of holding.
Ganelon: If they stay dead for almost a month, we can start worrying.
Frezak (GM): They also don't have souls.
Rhu picks up something worthless off the shelf and experimentally sticks it into the bag.
Radek turns the chair around to face the pile of magic items and begins to disenchant them.
Ganelon: That is, he sits in the chair during this.
He'll do the chair and desk if he has to, after that.
Remind me what these things are?
Apheori (GM): pickaxe +2
staff +1
greatsword +1
Orb of Indisputable Gravity +2
table and chairs+1
Ganelon: Alright.
Apheori (GM): What that means I have no idea!
Ganelon: I do.
Apheori (GM): Good.
Frezak (GM): I don't know what +1 furniture is.
At least it's not a throne, eh, Gan?
Ganelon: +1 anything is generally 360.
Apheori (GM): Rhu: The thing you put in (a rather ugly stuffed rhinoceros), goes into the bag and disappears from the outside, leaving no external impression of its bulk, and weighing nothing outside.
Ganelon: Oh goodness no, we wouldn't want that.
Apheori (GM): +1 furniture is probably a bit more.
But it's also really hard to move.
Ganelon: In that case you'll have to elaborate how much more.
Gaurav: Does the rhinoceros come back out okay?
Apheori (GM): So all you can do is... uh... break it down into 1200 total for both.
Rhu: Guys! I think this is a bag of holding!
Ganelon: The rest of the stuff should total 2160 (assuming 50% conversion).
Rhu puts the rhinoceros into his backpack and shows the bag to Radek
Apheori (GM): Cool.
Ganelon: So 3360 GP worth of INVALUABLE magic dust.
Apheori (GM) pleads cluelessness.
Apheori (GM): Sure, why not.
The Gravedigger: Uh-huh.
Radek: Ah, another one of these?
Apheori (GM): You know, I think the godlings technically do have souls. Or a soul, anyway. Maybe it's like one collective mind they just pass around occasionally. And use as a coaster the rest of the time.
Ganelon: Isn't it more that the gods are /just/ a soul?
Albeit an extremely powerful one?
Apheori (GM): Normally, yeah, I think. These are... weird, though.
These two. Four. Thirteen. However many there even are.
Ellemerr: Ya think?
Frezak (GM): Well, in base D&D, gods don't have souls.
Ellemerr: Just a wittle bit?
Frezak (GM): They're something else.
Apheori (GM): There's also issues with different kinds of gods. So the normal ones are probably more like base D&D, these are more like you guys, you guys are... bloody bizarre.
Ganelon: So what about the people who ascend to godhood?
Apheori (GM) cackles.
Apheori (GM): You can change the nature of a soul with MAGIC.
Bear Soup Guy: Are Demigods a thing?
Frezak (GM): They transcend the trappings of mortality.
Apheori (GM): YES.
Frezak (GM): WHich includes souls.
yes, BSG
Ganelon: Also, is Rhu giving Radek the bag of holding?
Demigods are more than just a thing.
You can choose to become one starting at L21.
Although you aren't one until L30.
Bear Soup Guy: Sexy
Apheori (GM): I think Shalias is a demigod. Not that you'd ever run into her. Or maybe you would? Her research would overlap with Radek's...
Ganelon: Research?
Apheori (GM): Well, your Shalias is a full god, but there's another one here that... uh...
Ganelon: I think Radek would find the idea of a god doing research novel.
Maybe even appreciable.
Apheori (GM): Demigod. Technically.
Gaurav: Rhu is offering the bag to Radek. He feels bad about distracting Radek earlier re: Dawn, so he won't do more than stand beside him pointing enthusiastically at the bag or something.
Ganelon: Rhu's really nice sometimes, isn't he?
Radek: Thank you. I'll try not to destroy this one during experimentation.
Radek hesitates for a moment, then adds.
Radek: ...Unless I need to.
Frezak (GM): You're the only person here that isn't nice.
Apheori (GM): Man, I love Radek.
Ganelon: Which is why I'm surprised people are nice to him!
Apheori (GM): Frezak: You're putting a lot of emphasis on 'person' there, aren't you?
Frezak (GM): No?
Apheori (GM): Oh.
Ganelon: The porridge is nicer than Radek.
Apheori (GM): The godlings are nice?
Frezak (GM): Amadi is.
Ganelon: They're not nice to each other, but they're overall nicer than the grumpy old man.
Gaurav: he's grumpy, but not mean. That's all Rhu cares about.
Apheori (GM): So what now?
Y'all done with the tower?
Frezak (GM): I think so?
Was there any nomagical books of interest?
Ganelon: I'm done here.
Apheori (GM): Hard to say. Amadi and Dawn took them all.
Gaurav: have we learned anything about whoever used to live here
Apheori (GM): He was old, had a weird sense of humour, was decent at enchanting, and probably senile.
Gaurav: cool. yes. next side quest!
I need to leave in 40 mins or so, and should go and shower before then. be advised!
I can be back 1.5 hrs after I leave.
Apheori (GM): At which point Ellemerr, for one, should probably be asleep.
Maybe we should just sort out when the next time will be and then do more than loot.
Sorry about that.
When y'all leave, do you leave Dawn behind?
Bear Soup Guy: Loot is fun!
Gaurav: Sorry about that also. Thursdays and the weekend are literally the only days when I don't have to leave by 1:30pm MT (40 mins from now)
Ellemerr: I bring Dawn if nobody else does. Who else am I gonna fight with?
Gaurav: I think you guys should keep going! Rhu's sheet is actually readable now, so someone could play him if you need religious checks.
Frezak (GM): I thought Dave was perfectly able to walk by herself.
Apheori (GM): She's unconscious again.
Side effect of being temporarily dead.
Frezak (GM): Eh.
Gaurav: Rhu would have brought Dave along, but if Amadi gets to him first that's totally fine by him.
Apheori (GM): You could probably wake her if you actually try.
Maybe Amadi should do that.
Ganelon: Lean in close and whisper in her ear.
Ellemerr: HEEEE
Gaurav: hahaha
Ellemerr: She's not the best at winning.
Aaaand brb
Apheori (GM): You know, I'd wondered why the restored Eapherod had later had such trouble readjusting.
But it all makes sense now.
Gaurav: Hee.
Apheori (GM): Okay, so y'all want to head out or end?
Heading out, where to?
Otherwise, when next?
Gaurav: Head out and do things! And I'll read all about them when I can!
Ganelon: I remember there being a map.
This, right?
Apheori (GM): Yeah.
Also I did it backwards and south is up.
Frezak (GM): There was a fallen zepp?
Ganelon: Apparently.
Frezak (GM): I mean I think we planned to go there.
Gaurav: I can make any day this week if you guys want to keep going. Next week, I'm busy Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, but Wednesday, Friday or the weekend at the usual time would work.
Apheori (GM): If you wanted to get to the nearest big city, you would have taken the airship.
Except the airship was late.
Apparently due to crashing out in the woods.
Ganelon: Other days this week might be troublesome for me. I've got something scheduled tomorrow.
And maybes on Friday and Sunday.
Apheori (GM): Can everyone do next wednesday?
Ganelon: Sure.
Bear Soup Guy: Most likely
Frezak (GM): I should be able to.
Gaurav: Aye!
Ganelon: My vote is also for the downed airship, incidentally.
I might be biased, as the party's designated Tech Guy.
Bear Soup Guy: My vote is also for the downed airship
Because airship
Ganelon: But who knows, maybe it's not so damaged that it couldn't be fixed?
And if it is, we can loot the shit out of it.
Ellemerr: Back. And I can play next week as usual.
Apheori (GM): Excellent. We'll actually wait for you then.
Ellemerr: Eh, don't bother.
It usually takes a little time to get into stuff anyway, doesn't it=
Apheori (GM): Some.
So airship next, then?
Note that there are a few places you could go to on the way.
Frezak (GM): Fine, I'll load the thing!
Apheori (GM): Most notably the random hut Greibel saw in the woods, and the really big tree.
Frezak (GM): The tree?
Ganelon: It would actually be nigh impossible not to encounter one of those things on the way over. We'd have to be trying to avoid them.
Apheori (GM): There were also the hostile trees attacking that farm, but that's a little more out of the way.
Gaurav: We might want to look at the hut while we're near it, especially as it has a mysterious question mark beside it.
Ganelon: I'm predicting now - it'll be some manner of crazy person.
I'd say a hag, but somehow I have doubts.
We'll see, though. I just want that guess out here so I can say "told you so" if I'm right.
Gaurav: A hut on chicken legs
Frezak (GM): Some guy with an extensive fungus collection.
Bear Soup Guy: Can it just literally be Egon Spengler?
Gaurav: A fungus with an extensive guy collection.
Apheori (GM): Maybe.
I need to get food.
So I will be back sooooon.
Gaurav: I need to shower. So: ditto. But I'll check in again before I vanish into the lands of classrooms and evolution.
Apheori (GM): You definitely need to go to the really big tree or the hut. One of those has something really...
Apheori (GM) cackles.
Apheori (GM): Unless it was somewhere else.
Dammit, I need a usable system back. Bloody qt5.
Okay, I'm here.
Assuming y'all are too, wanna go do the hut?
Frezak (GM): I suppose so.
Ellemerr: I'm going to bed.
... In four mins.
Apheori (GM): SANE PERSON.
Apheori (GM) points accusationally.
Apheori (GM): Gan, Rob, whaddya wanna do?
Hut or end?
Bear Soup Guy: It would be neat and tidy if we end and then do the hut next time.
That said if others want to carry on I don't mind.
Frezak (GM): I actually maybe could do with going to sleep soonish
Apheori (GM): Aiight, that's sensible enough.
Next time or so, I very much do want to see Radek talk to a god. The very prospect fills me with glee.
Okay, sleep well, sleepy people,
I love you all.
Sorry so little happened.
Apheori (GM): We will make legends later.
Gaurav: Legends! Yay!
Apheori (GM): And by 'legends' I mean 'annoying things I need to write around'.
Bear Soup Guy: Bye bye, you loonies