Apheori (GM): This is getting seriously annoying. Is this thing working and is everyone here? Namely frezak. I see names for everyone else. Ellemerr: He's coming. Frezak (GM): Yo. Apheori (GM): FINALLY. Ellemerr: O_o Apheori (GM): My internet sucks. And firefox sucks. And I'd bet this sucks too. Put them all together and it's just one big lump of suck. Where even were we? Ganelon: I think Radek was threatening to destroy everything. Gaurav: We have a a faberge meatball full of scotch. Apheori (GM): Naw, Greibel fed that to the porridge. But yes, Radek was apparently very upset. Y'all want to continue that conversation, or just head out to the airship and tree, or what? And Gravy's apparently a god. (http://wiki.zaori.org/wiki/Holes/Session_47) Ganelon: I don't think it needs to be continued. Radek's either angrily shouting at Gravy or rendered catatonic by boredom. Frezak (GM): I could lecture you on shovel techniques if you want. Ellemerr: Oh joy. Gaurav: He can angrily shout at Gravy as we head towards the airship maybe? Apheori (GM): Does Gravy carry Radek toward the airship? Ganelon: Either way, it's probably not dialogue that I need write. Apheori (GM): Do you wait for Greibel? Ganelon: Were we going straight there? I thought there was some kind of arboreal detour planned. Frezak (GM): I'll put him down when he stops looking like he might do something dangerous. Apheori (GM): The tree is on the way. Unless you get completely lost. I suggest taking Greibel with you. Ganelon: Pfft. Like we'd need a druid for tree things. Apheori (GM): ...or navigating deep woods in general. Gaurav: Or turning into a flock of bees and finding us a way out. Frezak (GM): Hey, I have... some nature skill. Bear Soup Guy: Well it's not like he was gonna stay behind Apheori (GM): Yeah, well, he was the only one who knew where things were in the first place. Good, good. Bear Soup Guy: Protip He no longer remembers :P Apheori (GM): Greibel comes out and leads you off into the BUSH. And doesn't tell anyone he has no idea where he's going. Bear Soup Guy: Excellent I've been trying to think of justification for why we went out to do a million other things when we needed the airship This makes sense now Apheori (GM): You head south. It's all foresty. Gaurav: Are there insects? Apheori (GM): Between Greibel and Gravy, you make a good trail out of basically nothing and then wind up at a river. There are insects, though not crazy amounts. A fair bit of flying bugs, and various things eating foliage. It's fairly wet. Bear Soup Guy: rolling 1d20+14 Nature the river ( 5 ) +14 = 19 Gaurav: How does one nature a river? Bear Soup Guy: VERY CAREFULLY And wearing a wet-suit Apheori (GM): By taking samples and splashing in it and possibly by throwing water balloons. Bear Soup Guy: That too Greibel throws a water balloon that narrowly avoids hitting Radek Apheori (GM): It's a nice river, very wet, fairly low this time of year, though from the look of it it gets much higher through-put at other times. Ganelon: A glancing blow wouldn't explode anyways! Apheori (GM): This looks like it's near the start, or something. How much DOES Greibel remember? Rhu looks at the river grumpily, swatting at the insects. Bear Soup Guy: He remembers that we came out here for some reason Apheori (GM): A slug falls on Rhu's ear. Bear Soup Guy: And that there may be treants around Apheori (GM): D20! Frezak (GM): IS IT PROPHETIC? Apheori (GM): It seems to be slimey. Greibel could discover more. Ganelon: Wasn't that snails? Apheori (GM): NO. Frezak (GM): Slug. Bear Soup Guy: I'm sure that there's plenty of slime to go around between them Rhu doesn't notice it for a bit. Apheori (GM): BSG: d20. Bear Soup Guy: rolling 1d20 ( 19 ) = 19 Oh! I thought that was directed at Rhu,s orry. Apheori (GM): Ah, sorry. Gaurav: Rhu gets slugs, not d20s. Actually, it has been a while since Rhu went insane, so ... that's nice. Apheori (GM): Greibel: You're reasonably sure the treants are on the other side of the river. Greibel stands and points silently across the river Frezak (GM): There! Zulus! Radek stares at Greibel and sighs. Radek: What? What is it now? Frezak (GM): Thousands of them! Dawn: He wants us to cross. Frezak (GM): Gravy goes and stands on the river. Radek: ...Fine. Apheori (GM): The water? Or a rock? Ganelon: How deep is the river? Apheori (GM): I need a d20 for the water. Ganelon: And how wide, actually? Frezak (GM): The water. I ahve waterwalk boots. I can just stand on water. Apheori (GM): Oh, you do? Okay. Ganelon: I made him waterwalking boots. And myself Prestidigitating Digits. Rhu scratches at his ear, notices the slug, picks it off his ear and pokes at it. Apheori (GM): It's several meters wide and the deep points are maybe a meter or two deep, but you can just avoid those. Ganelon: Oh, I intend to avoid allll of it. Radek uses his L6 utility. Apheori (GM): Ride Gravy! Ganelon: PHANTOM STRUCTURE Ellemerr: I'll take the ride, of course. Apheori (GM): Is Amadi riding Gravy? Excellent. Ganelon: Suit yourselves! Basically Radek makes a hardlight bridge. Apheori (GM): Dawn does an uncoordinated running flapping thing over it and winds up flying headlong into a tree on the other side. Dawn: Bridddge. Gaurav: Does the river look safe to swim? Water not moving too fast and all that? Ellemerr: You can just use the bridge. Ganelon: "Choose a square within range and another square within range and within 2+your intelligence modifier(+5) squares of the chosen square. You create a phantasmal bridge between the two squares that lasts until the end of your next turn (sustain minor). The bridge connects the two chosen squares by the shortest path. The bridge has no height, and a creature can pass through the square containing the bridge as though it were normal terrain, even if it normally contains no terrain, difficult terrain, challenging terrain, or hindering terrain." Gaurav: Oh! And whah. Rhu puts the slug down on some nearby vegetation and crosses Radek's bridge. Radek appraises his bridge proudly, and with Rhu having conveniently tested its stability, he crosses over as well. Apheori (GM): Does Greibel use the bridge? Ganelon: There was probably no doubt that it would have worked. Gaurav: Rhu's role in this party is striker/religion/lab rat. Bear Soup Guy: Greibel turns into a far-too-large-for-this-situation large whale and scales the river Frezak (GM): And HairSpeaker Ganelon: It's probably a good thing Radek is more of a tinkerer than an alchemist. Gaurav: BSG: show-off. Apheori (GM): Greibel: Um... roll athletics. Bear Soup Guy: rolling 1d20+1 ( 2 ) +1 = 3 XD Gaurav: The whale fails, flails and wails as it heads downstream to unknown seas. Apheori (GM): Greibel gets stuck. You now have a... rivered whale. Frezak (GM): Gravy applauds. Gaurav: Is he near the bridge? Maybe Gravy and Rhu could lasso him and pull him out of whatever he's stuck on/in/against. Apheori (GM): He's about as long as the river is wide. You could probably have used HIM as a bridge. But yeah, he's near it. Gaurav: Darnit. If it'd waited a bit longer, ... yes. That. "Remember that time we crossed Greibel? That was fun times." Bear Soup Guy: Nobody's ever patient enough for the whale bridge Gaurav: Hee. He can probably turn into ducks or something. Apheori (GM): Does the whale do anything, or does it just sit there? Frezak (GM): I'm not using any bridge. I'm doing the Jesus Lizard run. God Gravy. Same thing. Apheori (GM): Also Dawn gets up and giggles. Bear Soup Guy: Greibel flails for a while before turning back to normal and falling into the river Then he swims up and spits water out Like in a Bugs Bunny cartoon Apheori (GM): This party is so wonderfully uncoordinated. Y'all head out? Greibel: Where are you trying to go? Bear Soup Guy: Toward the treants! Rhu misses his slug friend. Frezak (GM): You abandoned hiiiim To the cruel mercies of the forest Gaurav: I think we should head for the airship. The treats sound like a random encounter :-/ Apheori (GM): Gaurav: As far as you know, that is where you're going. Well, maybe. Roll nature. Gaurav: The last time Rhu took on a pet, it tried to eat us all. Apheori (GM): Whereas Greibel's brought him truffles. Rhu: rolling d20+10 nature check ( 3 ) +10 = 13 Rasputin wiggles Ganelon: If we encounter hostile treants, I think I can manage fire damage now. Or, we could count on them being too slow to actually catch us. And just walk away. Apheori (GM): Yeah, Rhu has no idea you're going the wrong direction. Along the way, Dawn scoots up to Radek and says, "So Gravy's a god now." Radek scoffs and gives Dawn a dismissive swat. Frezak (GM): Well he IS walking on water. Ganelon: I DON'T BELIEVE IN GRAVY Dawn giggles. Apheori (GM): Gravy: Nature. Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+11 ( 4 ) +11 = 15 Gaurav: I need to leave in around 35 mins for class and stuff, but I can be back an hour after that. Apheori (GM): Gravy: You re not sure this is the right direction. Frezak (GM): I'll point in a direction that seems more productive. The Gravedigger: This way, team! Apheori (GM): d20 Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20 ( 19 ) = 19 Apheori (GM): You wind up going the exact opposite direction Greibel chose. Now fight. Gaurav: o.0 Ganelon: ... Gaurav: Maybe we should just roll a d360 and head in whatever direction it points us to. Ganelon: Radek is conflicted. Bear Soup Guy: Rock'em Sock'em Robots! Ellemerr: Amadi is still riding Gravy. Ganelon: He doesn't have faith in Greibel's directional skills. And he doesn't have faith in Gravy's divinity. Bear Soup Guy: Honestly Greibel's already probably forgotten where he was going I think he just files in line behind Gravy Radek: Do I really need to take over basic navigation for us as well? Dawn: Oh, they just don't agree on where we're going, that's all. Frezak (GM): I'm going to ignore Radek and hum a in a merry fashion. Dawn: Where were we going? Dawn follows after Gravy as well. Dawn: Do you... mind that I'm following you around? Is that polite? Gaurav: (to Dawn) Thataway, I think. points The Gravedigger: We are going.... TO ADVENTUUUUUUURE Ganelon: Hey. Apheori (GM): Gaurav: I assume that was in character, and which way did you point relative to the others? Ganelon: May I see the map? Gaurav: My last was IC, sorry. Ganelon: OOC, I mean. Apheori (GM): Did anyone actually write down the map? http://wiki.zaori.org/wiki/File:Holes_dorgin_area_map.jpg Ganelon: Okay, good, my memory was pretty accurate. Radek: If Greibel's testimony is to be believed, to the wreckage of a crashed airship north of Dorgin. Ganelon: Didn't remember the name Dorgin, though. Amadi gives Dawn a look of astonishment (though it might not be genuine). Amadi: What did you just say? Apheori (GM): Neither did I. You're all heading back the way you came. Gaurav: Rhu pointed in the direction we were headed previously. Maybe. This forest is confusing. The Gravedigger leans over Radek. The Gravedigger: Aaaadventuuuuuure Dawn: (to Amadi) I don't know. I mean, what am I doing? Should I be doing something? (to Rhu) But why? What's there? Do you know? Gaurav: Can we see the really big tree from where we are? Rhu shrugs Dawn: Nope. ooc Rhu: Anywhere but here would be fine by me. Preferably somewhere with hot water and an internet connection. Dawn: I don't think you're going where you think you're going. Rhu: ... go on. Dawn: You're on the wrong planet. Maybe even the wrong universe. Even in layers, the onion is infinite. But I'm just saying that because I don't actually know. you don't know either, you know. Isn't it nice not knowing? Radek: No. Bear Soup Guy: XD Radek: And if you want to end up in another universe, I may be able to assist you. Dawn: No? You want to know it all? You want to... keep knowing? I don't think you know what you think you want. Rhu: A city, then. Somewhere with people, not some tiny little village in the middle of nowhere surrounded by charming wizard towers with dragons in them. Somewhere like Arah, maybe. Arah was nice. Shame about the arch. And the giant. Dawn: And the future. Rhu: And that lady who's house we burned down. Ellemerr: Sorry, I got a phonecall. >.> Radek: I could do without knowing many things, but this is a problem I need to solve. Apheori (GM): I should get an award for worst DM. Dawn: Oh, alright, then. Just as long as you don't destroy yourself. Apheori (GM): Dawn almost sounds like she cares. Almost. Also you get back to the river again. I assume Gravy just walks over it again. Rhu remembers his dream about being destroyed and shudders. Frezak (GM): Yep. Apheori (GM): This time Dawn just copies him and walks over it too. Does Radek do another bridge or what? Frezak (GM): How long was it since we last crossed it? Apheori (GM): Like an hour. Ganelon: It's a daily. Ellemerr: Poor Radek. Apheori (GM): You could also do acrobatics to just use the rocks to walk/jump across. It has a lot of rocks. Ganelon: It's not even that good of a daily, I just thought it would be better than some combat thing Acrobatics would be... Well, he's an old man. Frezak (GM): Gravy could just carry people. He could be.. the ferryman. Gaurav: Or we could make another whale bridge. Frezak (GM): I don't want to impose on the druggie. he might it wrong and give us leeches instead. *might get it wrong Bear Soup Guy: Or sea urchins! Radek just stops at the river's edge and stares down at the water. Apheori (GM): At the edge it's like 2cm deep. Most of it is really not very deep, though it does have a bit of current. Ganelon: Oh, I know. Gaurav: or we could turn around again and do the treants first. Radek digs a small sphere out of his things and tosses it into the center of the river. Ganelon: He uses Runic Resistance, which is a pretty weird power. But all you really have to know in this case it that the thingy explodes in a burst 1 (so 15ft diameter) and does 2d6+int of an element of my choice. I choose cold. Apheori (GM): How cold is it? Ganelon shrugs. Ganelon: 2d6+Int cold? That's an average of about 12 damage. Apheori (GM): Okay. It freezes. You cross? Ganelon: Yes. Apheori (GM): Acrobatics to not slip. Gaurav: Not going to send the guinea pig first? Ganelon: ...Damn. Apheori (GM): Yeah, you make it fine. Ganelon: Well I still thought it was a clever solution. rolling 1d20+3 Acro ( 16 ) +3 = 19 Apheori (GM): Rhu follows? Greibel? What's Greibel doing? River water is starting to spill across the ice. Rhu: rolling d20+11 acrobatics check to not slip while crossing Radek's Other Bridge ( 14 ) +11 = 25 Apheori (GM): Rhu makes it too. Gaurav: Hang on. Is Radek's old bridge still around here somewhere? We could have used that. Apheori (GM): Though it's a lot slicker now. Ganelon: No, it expires within seconds without his maintenance. Gaurav: Ah, never mind then. Rhu is plenty slick himself. Apheori (GM): Funny. Ganelon: He could have technically maintained it for the entire hour we spent walking back and forth. But he did not. Apheori (GM): Apparently BSG died, so I'ma just say Greibel splashes through the water away from the ice getting as wet as possible. NEENER. YOU ALL CONTINUE. AND GET PLACES. YES. Ellemerr: Delightful. Apheori (GM): Today's episode of getting needlessly lost in the woods brought to you by... uh... deltas in Africa. Gaurav: Okay, I need to leave now so I don't miss my class! I'll be back in an hour + 10 mins or so if anybody's still around, but if you need Rhu to do anything in the meantime, here is his character sheet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xjkxvp8qxl5tgoy/Rhu.pdf?dl=0 See you all next time (next Wednesday?) Apheori (GM): Right, probably. Ellemerr? Ellemerr: Yes? Apheori (GM): When do you need to go? Ellemerr: In an hour. Ish. Apheori (GM): Okay, uh, should we just get to the point next time or what? >.> Ellemerr: It's your summertime making everything wonky. Apheori (GM): THIS IS NOT SUMMER. Ganelon: It's daylight savings time being utterly stupid, is what. Apheori (GM): That. Ganelon: I hate it enough just by virtue of existing. Ellemerr: With two players missing, stopping is probably wise. Ganelon: I didn't even realize that the clocks change on different dates based on your country. Drastically different ones, apparently. Frezak (GM): Witches. Ganelon: I've been an hour early for all of my D&D campaigns for weeks now because of you easterners. Apheori (GM): Even within the same country it can vary. Ganelon: UGH. ENOUGH SAY NO MORE. Apheori (GM): And there's even one state here is actually intelligent and doesn't have it. So, yeah, next week. Ganelon: See you then. Bear Soup Guy: I was in the bathroom, sorry! But yes, next Wednesday should be cool Gaurav: You've got an hour! You should go on! And I should stop chatting in the middle of lecture. Yes.