4:41PM Apheori (GM): Is everyone here? 4:41PM Ganelon: Merr ain't, according to my Roll20. 4:41PM Apheori (GM): Oh, right. WE NEEEEEDS HER. 4:41PM Frezak (GM): I have begun the summoning rites. 4:43PM Ellemerr: <em>poofs</em> 4:43PM Apheori (GM): HELLO. Okay, this screen is way too small. There are four of you. You all wind up separate. I'ma start pm-ing you blocks of text. 4:44PM Frezak (GM): Sure. 4:46PM Apheori (GM): Uh, what sort of will defenses do characters of your level have? 4:46PM Frezak (GM): What, on average? 4:47PM Apheori (GM): Yeah, I guess. A normal. 4:48PM Frezak (GM): Someone of our level with a base 10 in their will stat has about... 15. 4:49PM Ganelon: Radek's worst is Fort, at 16. Otherwise, 21 AC, 20 Reflex, 19 Will. 4:49PM Frezak (GM): A class with a main stat that's will-based would have another 4 or so on top. Gravy's will is only 16. 4:49PM Ganelon: AC is generally supposed to be like 2 higher than the others, though. 4:49PM Frezak (GM): Poor Gravy. 4:49PM Ganelon: At least for the people who fight up close. 4:50PM Frezak (GM): SHe only asked about Will. 4:50PM Ganelon: ...So she did! 4:50PM Apheori (GM): So 26 gets Gravy? Does 16 get Rhu? 4:50PM Ganelon: Maybe <em>not</em>. Avengers actually use Wisdom. 4:50PM Frezak (GM): I don't think it would et Rhu. 4:51PM Gaurav: Nope! Rhu's lowest is Fort at 15, but he has a Will of 19. 4:51PM Apheori (GM): Huh. Stupid arse widsom-based defenses. 4:52PM Gaurav: He has a lower AC than Radek, weirdly enough. Comes from not wearing armour, I suppose. 4:52PM Ganelon: That... Huh. 4:52PM Frezak (GM): Avengers should get a defence bonus. They have... Shield Of Faith, I think. 4:52PM Ganelon: Yeah, they get a +3 when wearing none, which would be better than Radek's armor itself. But then maybe it's the difference in Dex/Int. 4:53PM (To Frezak): Your name is Hieron Maranthana. You are a third-year student at Sa Karana High, well-liked, and out-going in a curt sort of way. While you are relatively athletic for your class, overall your appearance is fairly normal aside from the blue hair and the shovel you carry with you pretty much everywhere you go. 4:53PM (To Frezak): Your friends have remarked on this, and rather disapproved, but despite all their concern that having the blue hair was a bad enough sign already, and that having a shovel on top of that would only make it that much more certain that you would become some sort of protagonist, you would not be pursuaded to desist. It is your shovel, and it is important to you. 4:53PM Ganelon: Since the higher of those also gives you AC. 4:53PM (To Frezak): This is who you are. You have no conscious recollection of who you were or where you were or what you were doing, though you retain all the general manerisms, skills, etc of your normal character, so basically just act normal bearing in mind that you are currently convinced that you are some sort of student in an anime elven high school. 4:53PM Gaurav: Yup, I've got that. It's 13 + 3 + 4 (Improved Armour of Faith, I think). 4:54PM (From Frezak (GM)): Hah! 4:54PM Gaurav: His DEX is +3, which is a bit on the low side, I guess? 4:54PM (To Rhu): Your name is Ganasi Miri. You are a second-year student at Sa Karana High, a bit awkward, but friendly and fairly well accepted, though you have no specific social circle and no close friends. For an iera, you look quite normal. So normal, in fact, that the thing people notice is how utterly unnoticeable you are. Usually you just laugh, but sometimes... sometimes it gets to you, just a little. 4:54PM (To Rhu): You put most of your energy into your studies. After all, that's what you're all here for - to prepare for your lives in full. So you do, and it works, and your grades have stayed up and then some, though while you're the top of your class, you're still not quite at the top of the school. 4:54PM (To Rhu): That unfortunate honour goes to Amaranthsi Nisholian. He looks like L. 4:55PM (To Rhu): Except that's not right. As far as you can recall, you were somewhere else not so long ago. Some planet called Cerris. Investigating some holes. In a hole, practically, with everything all weird and black and crap. The scientist was going to close one, and there were these gods and stuff involved. You know. Then suddenly you're here and you're someone else and you don't really know how that happened. 4:55PM Frezak (GM): +3 is a good modifier for your secondary stat. 4:55PM Ganelon: Yeah, ain't bad. 4:57PM (To Radek): Your name is Amaranthsi Nisholian. You're a fourth-year student at Sa Karana High, and yet despite the fact that you've not even graduated, you're the most competent scientist in the known worlds. Law enforcement organisations and powerful corporations alike seek out your aid on a near constant basis, and you simply have to turn most of them down. Your hair is black as Midnight, but your eyes are even blacker, sunken into deep shadows that creep out some and only entice others. Your face utterly, painfully, refuses to grow a beard. 4:57PM (To Radek): You have no real friends, but you do have a fan club consisting of a good two thirds of the school's female population, and almost one third of its male population, and there is almost always a bit of a mob following you around on campus. When they can find you at all, that is. You do have a way of disappearing on them. 4:57PM (To Radek): Except the gibbering in your head is telling you that none of that is true. 4:57PM (To Radek): The gibbering is on your head. You know it's there. You remember the cephalopod's smooth cold feeling, gripping your cranium strongly in an embrace that always came across as strangely non-threatening, except now the feeling is gone. Your head is bare. 4:57PM (To Radek): Except it's still there. Wherever you really are, the cephalopod is still on your head, and it's worried for you. 4:57PM (To Radek): And now you remember the hole. The strange light, the darkness, the vertigo. The god who surprised you, the chance to test your creations without anyone to complain... whatever happened with that? Did you even make it that far? You don't think you did. 4:57PM (To Radek): You were just walking. And then this. 4:58PM (From Ganelon): Wwaaaaaaah you really did come prepared for this. Hold on. 4:59PM (To Ganelon): I had a long bus ride. 4:59PM (From Ganelon): Okay, caught up. 4:59PM (To Ellemerr): Your name is Akari Sudamanshintha. You are a student of some sort at Sa Karana High, except there is no such place, and if it were, you'd not be here at all. 5:00PM (To Ellemerr): This is clearly a dream, but it's not one of yours. And the weird thing is, the particularly weird thing that just doesn't fit anything you know, you don't even know whose it is. 5:00PM (To Ellemerr): Perhaps it doesn't belong to anyone? Perhaps it's something else? Would the rest of you know? 5:00PM (To Ellemerr): Looking at Squirrel now, you kind of doubt how helpful she's going to be, even compared to usual. She, at least, is entirely convinced of her studentiness, still looking almost exactly the same, but dressed in the uniform: short skirt, funky top, tie. Her bloody red hair sticking out in every direction. 5:00PM (To Ellemerr): You look down and you're in the same, though your own colours have changed... 5:00PM Apheori (GM): OKAY. BLOCKS OF TEXT SENT. 5:00PM (From Ganelon): So I am convinced that my current reality is false, and I'm receiving mental signals from the real one (which is presumably therefore still occurring in real-time)? 5:01PM (To Ganelon): Seems to be. 5:02PM (From Ellemerr): Okay. Let's see where the dream wants me to go. Class? 5:02PM Apheori (GM): You're all outside, though not together. The classes are mingling out on the green, the spires of the school rising behind, with a general air of anticipation about the place. Small groups of students are chattering excitedly. Others are milling around, some going from group to group, others hugging their tablets, others still just standing about, waiting, content to take in the free break. You all maintain your usual skills and stuff. All passive equipment effects remain. Weapons may or may not apply. 5:03PM (To Radek): You do still have your robots, for whatever reason. 5:03PM Ganelon: I think it would be weird if I were armed with a rifle. 5:03PM (From Ganelon): My darlings. 5:03PM Apheori (GM): Well, you could have something to that effect for club purposes or something. Though it wouldn't be as effective as your usual. 5:04PM Ganelon: It's cool, I can toss office supplies in a pinch. 5:04PM Apheori (GM): Actually, no, you DEFINITELY have a giant-arse rifle. It's HUGE. And it's really light. 5:05PM Frezak (GM): A boffer gun! 5:06PM Apheori (GM): Anyway, y'all are out on the grass. You don't necessarily know each other, but you may know of each other, or something. There's a lot of students. Some stand out. There is a girl with a tutu on her head, but she's otherwise acting normal enough. A guy with blue hair is digging a hole, with his friends standing around him exasperatedly, though this is hardly new. Two girls, clearly twins, one red-haired and one black, are looking about a bit worriedly, though the red-haired one just seems to be copying the black-haired one more than anything else. And you all know Kiesthisi - the drug King of the school. He's standing there now in a haze of drugs, oddly alone, looking all the more impressive for it. The Prince Amaranthsi Fan Club is of course out in force, too, though there's no sign of the prince himself. The two new girls, Volshikana and Midoriki Hano, are nearby too. They're a bit of a mystery - nobody's really sure where they came from, or if they're even iera - they might even be _deresi_, the whispers go. Whatever the case, they're both beautiful, with incredibly ornate hair, ridiculous accessories, and huge eyes. The huge eyes are key, somehow. And they won't tell anyone anything. 5:07PM Apheori (GM): Kiesthisi's haze looks almost like a crown from some angles. 5:07PM Gaurav: ... when you say "tutu ON her head" ... ? 5:08PM Ganelon: "Drug King" sounds more criminal than the reality of it. 5:08PM Frezak (GM): Yeah. 5:08PM Apheori (GM): XD 5:08PM Frezak (GM): Chemical Baron Rhu is practicing Wushu with some other students from the Wushu club. It's all swishy ribbons and random jumping off things, either a tree trunk or a school wall, whatever's more convenient. 5:08PM Apheori (GM): Kiesthisi Nitheriyamatha is a third-year student at Sa Karana High, and he is the drug King of the entire school, the height of cool, the go-to man for parties, enjoyment, and philosophical enlightenment alike. Also diet fads, for whatever reason, though he knows less about those than people tend to expect. I might as well just tell you since RAHB didn't show. 5:09PM Ganelon: I'd shake my fist at him if he had! 5:10PM Apheori (GM): Can we change your names to the names in the dream? Ganasi Miri is practicing Wushu with some other students from the Wushu club. It's all swishy ribbons and random jumping off things, either a tree trunk or a school wall, whatever's more convenient. Apheori (GM) cackles. 5:12PM Frezak (GM): REmind me of the AS command, Gan. 5:12PM Ganelon: It's really that simple. "/as Name words words words" GMs only. 5:12PM Frezak (GM): Yesh, but brackets? parentheses? 5:12PM Ganelon: Well I've not been a GM to test it. 5:12PM Apheori (GM): I'ma just change the names for now. >.> 5:13PM Frezak (GM): Let's see. 5:13PM Ganasi: I just renamed Rhu in the character screen. Seems to work. 5:13PM Gaurav: OOC it's confusing because our names are so similar 5:13PM Hieron: n Maranthana) Yo 5:13PM Frezak (GM): gaah 5:14PM Apheori (GM): Actually, yeah, changing the names seems good. BEcause icons. Midoriki Hano whispers stuff. 5:15PM Ganelon: Not to mention us players can't use /as. 5:15PM Volshikana: Whisper whisper. 5:15PM Midoriki Hano: Whisper! Ganasi eyes the beautiful new girls from time to time. He doesn't understand how someone with large eyes can be beautiful, but there they are, being beautiful and large eyed all at once. 5:16PM Midoriki Hano: I'm an anime schoolgirl _alien_, what. 5:16PM Apheori (GM): How do you italicise? >.< 5:16PM Ellemerr: With stars. 5:16PM Frezak (GM): stars! 5:16PM Ellemerr: <em>sigh</em> 5:16PM Apheori (GM): Agh, seriously? 5:16PM Ellemerr: Seriously. >.< 5:16PM Apheori (GM): >.< 5:16PM Ellemerr: I've ranted quite a bit about it already. 5:16PM Apheori (GM): Yes. Okay. Okay, so Gravy's guy, whatever the hell his name is, the blue-haired one, is digging a hole. Rhu's guy is dancing about with clubmates. What are Amadi and Radek doing? Radek had disappeared, but that doesn't mean much. 5:17PM Frezak (GM): Hieron will dispense wisdom. That is all hole related. 5:18PM Apheori (GM): Actually, Rhu's is a girl for some reason. 5:18PM Ellemerr: Standing. Looking around. Trying to keep her twin out of trouble, somehow. 5:18PM Apheori (GM): The twin is still following you around copying everything you do. Perception, then? Frezak: Your friends are a bit tired of this, but humour you. 5:19PM Gaurav: Excellent. The only Wushu-er I've known was a girl, so I can just play her. 5:19PM Frezak (GM): Such friends. 5:19PM Apheori (GM): One of them, a guy named Leaf, asks when you'll be done. 5:20PM Ganelon: Well the first think Radek is going to do is instinctively attempt to stroke his beard. 5:20PM Hieron: Never! But Even great works can be suspended. 5:20PM Ganelon: And when the dismay passes from him realizing there isn't one, he'll turn it into an inferior ponderous chin-rubbing. 5:20PM Ellemerr: Sure, perception. rolling 1d20 + 8 ( 11 )+8 = 19 5:21PM Frezak (GM): I actually stroke my invisible beard in real life. 5:21PM Ganelon: Radek is used to having a real one. 5:21PM Apheori (GM): Ellemerr: Looks like thing everyone's out here for is about to start. It seems to involve the two... aliens? Ganasi tells my friends I'll be back in a bit and sidles up to Gravy. Amadi keeps observing. 5:23PM Ganasi: (to Hieron) Psst, it's me. (to Hieron) I mean, it's Rhu. How did we get here? 5:23PM (To Frezak): You only vaguely know this guy. 5:23PM (To Frezak): Er, girl. 5:23PM (To Frezak): In fact she looks really, really normal. 5:23PM Ganelon: So when you said I've disappeared... 5:23PM (To Frezak): Which actually kind of stands out. 5:24PM Ganelon: How literally? 5:24PM Apheori (GM): That's really up to you. You could just be hiding on the other side of a shed, or temporarily invisible, or whatveer. Pick one. 5:24PM Gaurav: Hiding behind a shed with a giant rifle sticking out. 5:25PM Hieron: Hello, friend! We come here every day through that gate over there. 5:25PM Ganelon: Well apparently I've got a giant horde of minions chasing me around. Hiding would be difficult. 5:25PM Apheori (GM): That's why you disappeared. 5:26PM Ganelon: He totally would for that reason, yes. 5:26PM Apheori (GM): You can make yourself invisible for a round in order to get away from things. Happy? 5:26PM Ganasi: Ah, gotcha. (nods) I'll go look for our ... classmates, then. 5:26PM Apheori (GM): The crowd of students seem to be quieting. 5:27PM Hieron: Of course! 5:27PM Ganelon: Then yeah, he'll try to use that to get somewhere hidden, and... from there, if possible, somewhere that he can see them for when they disperse. 5:27PM Frezak (GM): Except Student Gravy who can't whisper. 5:27PM Ganelon: And of course he'll be mumbling theories at himself all the while. 5:27PM Apheori (GM): On a hill that is vaguely in front of everyone, the two possibly alien new girls are standing with the class presidents and headmaster. Radek's guy is standing on the other side of a fence from most of the crowd, but he can see most of it fine. 5:29PM Ganelon: I STEADY MY RIFLE (No I don't). 5:29PM Gaurav: You totally should. 5:29PM Frezak (GM): Radek looks down from on his Gnoll. 5:29PM Apheori (GM): XD 5:29PM Ganelon: I'm not turning this into an assassination until I have a reason to! 5:30PM Apheori (GM): The headmaster does something of an intro speel you may or may not have been paying attention to. 5:30PM Gaurav: Given that they are anime schoolgirls, if you try to aim at them, they'll vanish and appear standing behind you, tapping your shoulder to ask what's up. 5:30PM Headmaster: Students of Sa Karana High! Today is an auspicious day, for today we welcome two of our own. 5:31PM Gaurav: Ganasi is definitely paying attention. The headmaster might be Radek! 5:31PM Headmaster: Blah blah blah stuff reckoning blah stuff. 5:31PM Ganelon: Nah, Gaurav. 5:31PM Ellemerr: Considering her careful observation of everything, Amadi would listen too. 5:31PM Frezak (GM): Waaaaaait, Reckoning? Sounds a tad ominous. 5:31PM Ganelon: If Radek was the headmaster, would he <em>really</em> be talking about people other than himself? In a positive manner? 5:31PM Apheori (GM): ...he actually says that, at which point one of the class presidents steps forward and steals the megaphone. 5:32PM Gaurav: I kinda want to watch this anime now. Any show where the principal says "blah" during a speech and where Greibel is King of Drugs is likely to be brilliant. 5:32PM Ganelon: Then again, he <em>might</em> talk of reckonings. 5:32PM President Danaitai : But seriously, folks, we've planned this festival for months, and we're having a festival! Having two newcomers makes it that much better, but they're not the only reason we're here! 5:32PM Gaurav: Gan: ah, if only Rhu had enough insight to suss that out. 5:32PM President Danaitai : They're just a slightly better excuse than what we had before. 5:32PM Volshikana: Which was nothing? 5:33PM President Danaitai : Yes! Come on, let's give them a hearty welcome! 5:34PM Apheori (GM): As all the students start cheering, Volshikana and Midoriki Hano start arguing with each other. You can totally try to listen in if you want. Or not. Or something. 5:34PM Hieron: Yay! Woooo! 5:34PM Frezak (GM): Gravy totally uses his Reality Analysis power. 5:34PM Ellemerr: Listen! 5:35PM Apheori (GM): Perception! 5:35PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+14+10 ( 7 )+14+10 = 31 MATRIX DECODING HOOOOO 5:36PM Ellemerr: ... Y'know what, I'll go over and ask Hieron what they're saying, guessing that any diggers must have good hearing. 5:36PM Ganelon: I ...Shall listen too* 5:36PM Apheori (GM): Frezak: They're arguing about the reality of this. One is saying they need to stop it, that it's bad and stuff. The other, Volshikana or whatever, is saying they should maybe play it out. 5:36PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20+10 Perception ( 15 )+10 = 25 5:36PM Ellemerr: rolling 1d20 + 8 ( 12 )+8 = 20 5:36PM Apheori (GM): Radek: Seems to be something about the reality of it. 5:36PM Ellemerr: Though I do have ears of my own. 5:36PM Apheori (GM): Ellemerr: Same . 5:38PM Frezak (GM): Gravy waves at them. And yeah, will relay what he heard to anyone that asks him. Headmaster throws his arms in the air surprisingly anticlimactically and casts a spell thing, and suddenly a whole lot of festival stuff, complete with snack booths, rides, and a very large rhino, appear behind him. 5:39PM President Danaitai : Uh, yeah, PAAARTY. 5:39PM Apheori (GM): You guys ask? 5:39PM Ellemerr: Well, Amadi does. Or Akari Sudamanshintha does. Something. 5:40PM Gaurav: Does we know what a rhino is? 5:41PM Midoriki Hano: Eh, it's something you know what it is, and I'm just calling it a rhino. 5:41PM Apheori (GM): Er, ooc. Okay, so y'all coallesce on the blue-haired gravedigging protagonist guy. Or something. As everyone moves to head for the festival stuff. 5:42PM Ganelon: Once my STALKERS are gone, sure. 5:42PM Apheori (GM): And he relays what he heard. And you have two... squirrels. Squirrels. One with black hair, one with red. 5:42PM Ellemerr: Er. 5:42PM Apheori (GM): Radek's guy evades the stalkers, but then they start crowding around this too after a bit. 5:43PM Ellemerr: Am I a squirrel? <em>shifty eyes</em> 5:43PM Apheori (GM): You look like her. But with black hair. And less crazy. 5:43PM Ellemerr: >confused< 5:43PM Apheori (GM): You're Amadi/ . You, like everyone else EXCEPT Squirrel, just look a bit different. 5:44PM Ellemerr: And in addition, there are squirrels? I'm wary of the squirrels. 5:44PM Apheori (GM): Er, sorry, no. >.< I meant Squirrels. 5:44PM Ellemerr: Oh! Okay, right. Now I'm less confused. Radek grumbles. 5:45PM Radek: ...I am trapped in a horrid nimbus of juvenile adoration. Please tell me at least one of you still has their senses intact. Radek hesitates. 5:45PM Radek: ...Or whatever passes for them among you, considering. 5:46PM Apheori (GM): Okay, I renamed Radek. He's the prince. 5:46PM Ganelon: Thank you. 5:46PM Apheori (GM): To clarify. 5:46PM Amadi: I have two Squirrels. The likelyhood of insanity is substantial. 5:46PM Squirrel: This is all not real! Real insanity! 5:46PM Amadi: Yes. 5:47PM Ganasi: rolling d20 insight to identify radek ( 18 ) = 18 5:47PM Gaurav: err, +8 5:47PM Ganelon: 26? 5:47PM Gaurav: I seem to have forgotten how to roll20 5:47PM Apheori (GM): The Prince is definitely Radek. 5:47PM Ganelon: Few others would use the phrase "horrid nimbus". 5:48PM Apheori (GM): Also the two aliens are still arguing with each other. They also have really big boobs. 5:48PM Ganasi: Um, yes. Nimbus. Right. Is that a rhino? 5:48PM Apheori (GM): Are you guys just standing there, all moving toward the festival, or going somewhere else? 5:49PM Ellemerr: I wanna talk with the girls. 5:49PM Frezak (GM): Lacking anything to do, Gravy will just follow his friends. 5:49PM Ganelon: I... have no intention to move towards it, but if anyone else is stringing the group forwards then I don't <em>mind</em>. Right now, just being around them is fine. 5:49PM Gaurav: ^ same 5:50PM Apheori (GM): The drug King, Kiesthisi, goes up to Amadi and offers her a toke. Gravy and his friends are headed for the festival. 5:50PM Akari: ... I'm going to <em>talk</em>. To... <strong><em>those things</em></strong>. Don't get too lost. Akari accepts the toke (whatever that even is) and puts it in her hair, before walking towards the aliens. 5:51PM Apheori (GM): Kiesthisi follows, humming a strange tune. Ganasi follows Akari, but he keeps getting distracted and keeps glancing at the rhino. 5:52PM Apheori (GM): Gravy's going with his group of school friends into the thing itself. Radek goes which way? 5:53PM Ganelon: To listen to... <strong><em>those things.</em></strong> 5:53PM Apheori (GM): Okay. 5:53PM Ganelon: On the way he'll attempt magic. Just to see if it works right. Nothing dramatic. 5:53PM Apheori (GM): Hieron Maranthana - you follow your friends and immediately one gets distracted by a girl he has a crush on and runs off. You let him go? Amaranthsi-Radek: D20 and arcana. 5:54PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20 ( 7 ) = 7 rolling 1d20+16 Arcana ( 10 ) +16 = 26 5:55PM Apheori (GM): The magic doesn't exactly work. You suppose it could just be a thing with the... what is this, a dream? But you can adjust for it without too much trouble. The cephalopod is very clear on this. Somehow. 5:55PM Ganelon: Good to know. And this better not be a dream! He hates those! 5:56PM Apheori (GM): Well, dreams don't usually happen in real time. Or with other people... You can try to identify it. 5:56PM Ganelon: ...Sure, why not. 5:57PM Apheori (GM): Arcana 5:57PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20+16 ( 15 )+16 = 31 5:58PM Apheori (GM): It is a dream, sort of, but more like a VR than a dream itself. You've been hijacked into something, and there's no indication of what by at all. Normally there'd be an <em>interface</em>. 5:58PM Frezak (GM): Gravy carefully hides the keyboard built into his shovel. 5:59PM Apheori (GM): o.O 5:59PM Ganelon: I'll work on a solution later, when we're not just standing around. Or rather, standing up. Let's go see what the anime babes want. 5:59PM Gaurav: Later is when that rhino will charge into the crowd and kill us all. 5:59PM Apheori (GM): Hieron (Gravy): Your friends wind up at the rhino. It seems very unhappy, and people are trying to ride it. This makes it even more unhappy. 6:00PM Ganelon: It'll kill a lot more people before us! Akari stops before the aliens. 6:00PM Akari: Hi. 6:00PM Apheori (GM): Everyone else: You go up to the anime babes. 6:00PM Volshikana: Uh... hi. 6:00PM Midoriki Hano: Don't talk to them, you fool! 6:00PM Hieron: PLease leave the poor thing alone. It's not happy. 6:00PM Frezak (GM): Can I... Nature the Rhino? 6:00PM Apheori (GM): NAture the rhino! 6:00PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+11 ( 6 )+11 = 17 6:01PM Apheori (GM): Some people seem disappointed at this, others seem supportive, and your friends try to get you to ride it. 6:01PM Akari: (to the aliens, in response to Hano) Why should I not talk to you? 6:01PM Apheori (GM): Whatever the case, you wind up ushered up to it, and check it out. It looks like a very large specimin of its species, and is apparently not real. 6:01PM Gaurav: Huh. 6:02PM Apheori (GM): Sorry, Hano was talking to Volshikana when she said that. Do you still respond thus? >.< 6:02PM Hieron: Okay, who put the fake Rhino here? If you're going to make a fake Rhino, at least make it a happy one! 6:02PM Ellemerr: Change to "Why should you not talk to me?" 6:03PM Apheori (GM): Aiight. Hieron: The handler person tells you you need to ride it to make it happy. 6:03PM Midoriki Hano: You're... not real. (to Amadi) 6:04PM Ganasi: (to Midoriki) Yes, we know. 6:04PM Amaranthsi: ...Don't listen to him. We are not constructs of this simulation. Midoriki Hano looks at Ganasi and frowns curiously. 6:04PM Frezak (GM): I would like to INsight the Handlerman 6:04PM Midoriki Hano: You... you look familiar. 6:04PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+4 ( 10 )+4 = 14 Volshikana smacks Midoriki. 6:05PM Amaranthsi: I assume neither are the two of you. 6:05PM Volshikana: (to Amaranthsi) Yeah. Not really sure what happened there. You all all right? 6:05PM Amaranthsi: ...In some ways. Amaranthsi silently mourns his beard. 6:06PM Akari: It is very strange. I'd ask if this is what dreaming is like for other people, but of course it isn't. 6:06PM Volshikana: Frezak: Handler guy is a nerd from the second year, he seems to mean well enough, and you're not sure what he was actually thinking with any of this, aside from 'giant rhinosare cool'. 6:06PM Apheori (GM): Er, ooc. Radek's poor beard. I guess I'm holding it hostage until this all gets worked out. 6:08PM Amaranthsi: The others are recognizable enough. Under the circumstances... I take it you are the god? One of you? 6:08PM Volshikana: Yeah. Hi. 6:09PM Midoriki Hano: (to Volshikana) What did you do? 6:09PM Volshikana: I didn't do anything. Did I? 6:09PM Amaranthsi: ...Troubling that you couldn't escape this. 6:09PM Ganasi: rolling d20+10 religion check on the two "gods" ( 6 )+10 = 16 6:10PM Gaurav: No idea if i can actually religion check in this dream, but I'm going to try. 6:10PM Volshikana: (indicating Hano) More troubling that he's here, really. 6:10PM Ellemerr: I'm gonna stare hard at Hano and try to figure out who he is. 6:11PM Apheori (GM): Rhu: They have really massive boobs. People could form religions around those alone. RELIGION! 6:11PM Gaurav: Rhu is regrettably an ass-man and these boobs mean nothing to him. Ooo. 6:11PM Apheori (GM): Ellemerr: Religion. 6:11PM Gaurav: Maybe they will some day. 6:11PM Midoriki Hano: This is <strong>not</strong> my dream. 6:11PM Ellemerr: Considering my character, my religion is really low. xD rolling 1d20 + 7 ( 14 )+7 = 21 6:12PM Frezak (GM): Ellemerr, roll Boobs. 6:12PM Midoriki Hano: ROLL BOOBS. Er, ooc. 6:12PM Gaurav: No no she 6:12PM Ellemerr: You sure he didn't just shout that? 6:12PM Frezak (GM): NO THAT WAS IC TOTALLY IC 6:12PM Gaurav: should say that 6:12PM Apheori (GM): No that isn't! The other one might yell that, but not Hano. 6:13PM Ellemerr: Snrk 6:13PM (To Ellemerr): Hano is Hazz. Volshikana is Kyrule. 6:13PM Ganelon: BRB. 6:14PM Akari: (to Hano) Well, of course it isn't. If it was yours it would've been <em>boring</em>. Midoriki Hano gives Akari a long, unimpressed look. 6:14PM Volshikana: Where'd the Gravedigger run off to? He looks like a protagonist. (to Radek) Also, nice gaggle. Akari nods in agreement. 6:15PM Apheori (GM): You still have a bit of a crowd of fan club around you, watching intently. Frezak: You insighted the handler. What next? 6:16PM Frezak (GM): I will leave in disgust! Amaranthsi frowns. 6:17PM Amaranthsi: Yes, it is very <em>persistent.</em> 6:17PM Apheori (GM): Hieron stomps off in disgust, holding his shovel prominently. Two of his friends follow. 6:18PM Ganelon: So he's a blue-haired guy, but is it spiky? 6:18PM Apheori (GM): Any interest in anything being there? It's lush and perfect. 6:18PM Frezak (GM): Food! 6:18PM Ganelon: A protagonist without spiky hair? 6:18PM Apheori (GM): There's stalls with a lot of food. Gather some up? 6:18PM Ganelon: <em>Suspicious.</em> 6:18PM Frezak (GM): Yesss 6:18PM Apheori (GM): They can't always have spikey hair@ 6:18PM Ganelon: Actually it's more telling of the genre than anything. 6:19PM Frezak (GM): Gravy is a big active person and needs nourishment. 6:19PM Apheori (GM): Frezak gathers up a whole lot of food and winds up in a pie eating contest against his friends and the girl with the tutu on her head. 6:19PM Ganelon: If he had spiky hair and <em>goggles</em> we could be certain that it'd be all about fighting the forces of unambiguous evil with the power of friendship. 6:19PM Apheori (GM): Er, his guy. 6:20PM Volshikana: Hmm. 6:21PM Gaurav: We don't need the power of friendship, we have the power of hitting things really hard. 6:21PM Apheori (GM): Th gaggle of fan club watches excitedly. Rarely are they actually <em>aknowledged</em>. 6:22PM Frezak (GM): Gravy is certain in his dominion over pies 6:22PM Ganasi: (to random/prettiest member of gaggle) So you guys are like, his fans or something? 6:22PM Midoriki Hano: Oh, please. Midoriki Hano stomps forward toward them, then suddenly explodes in a mass of tentacles shooting out in every direction, reaching toward all of them, all at once. 6:23PM Apheori (GM): The fan club scatters. The rest of you are probably a bit put off by this too. Ganasi screams. 6:23PM Frezak (GM): IN JOY AND EXTASY AND LOVE 6:23PM Akari: (mumbles) ... Show-off. Amaranthsi jumps a bit, admittedly. 6:24PM Gaurav: In surprise tentacles, mostly. 6:24PM Apheori (GM): A moment later all the tentacls are gone and Hano is just standing there looking big-boobed and grumpy. 6:24PM Volshikana: Heheh. 6:24PM Amaranthsi: ...E-effective. 6:25PM Akari: Not really. 6:25PM Ganasi: I .. but .. that ... you ... 6:25PM Squirrel: Boob! Boobs! 6:25PM Ganelon: Hey, they <em>are</em> gone. Squirrel jumps on Hano and starts fondling her boobs. 6:25PM Ganasi: It's you. You're here! You ... hey, get off my god! Akari smirks. 6:26PM Ganelon: This really is pretty anime. 6:26PM Ellemerr: I'm sure we could sell it for profit. Midoriki Hano twitches angrily and then pushes Squirrel away with one hand, holding her back while the midget tries to swipe at her with too-short arms. 6:27PM Apheori (GM): As for Gravy... The first round of pies disappears without incident. Some sort of berry. The second round of pies... you're not sure what they are. Nature, please. Ganasi hopes Senpai Midoriki will notice him. 6:27PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+11 ( 6 )+11 = 17 6:27PM Ganelon: They're schnozberries. 6:27PM Frezak (GM): Jeez, terrible rolls again. 6:28PM Ganasi: (to Amaranthsi) You don't have a camera or something, do you? I'd like to take a picture of this. Amaranthsi sighs. 6:30PM Ganelon: The tablet should be capable of that, yeah? 6:30PM Apheori (GM): Frezak: It might be meat. You are reeeeally not sure. Eat? One of your friends balked at it and dropped out. Tutu girl already finished. 6:31PM Ganelon: Meat pies? Savoury and sweet pies? 6:31PM Apheori (GM): Yes. 6:31PM Gaurav: Presumably he turned green and riddled off screen with funky sound effects. 6:31PM Frezak (GM): Hellls yeah 6:31PM Apheori (GM): Radek: You have a tablet, but it's different from your real one. You don't know if anything done here will persist. You could arcana to try to find out. 6:31PM Ganelon: Sure! 6:32PM Apheori (GM): Hieron eats the pie, along with his other friend. Third round! 6:32PM Ganelon: But he'll take a picture either way because Rhu will get all depressed and annoying if he doesn't. 6:32PM Apheori (GM): Third round is pies stacked on top of each other. You each get a piepiepie. 6:32PM Frezak (GM): And then the eggs hatch! 6:32PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20+16 Arcana ( 2 )+16 = 18 Alas! 6:32PM Apheori (GM): Shrug. 6:32PM Frezak (GM): Alack! Volshikana wraps an arm around Hano and poses for the picture, putting up bunny ears behind her head. Midoriki Hano hisses irritably. Amaranthsi still attempts the taking of a picture, if he can at least figure out how to operate the thing. He scowls the whole way through. 6:33PM Volshikana: Oh, cheer up. 6:33PM Gaurav: Amaranthsi hands Ganasi a photo of his own scowling face. 6:33PM Volshikana: This isn't the end of the world. 6:34PM Amaranthsi: You're certain of that? 6:34PM Akari: There'd be more bunnies if it was. 6:34PM Midoriki Hano: This is <em>literally</em> the end of the world, you fool! You call yourself King, part of the Dark Sister's elaborate network, and then you just sit back and <em>party</em>?! 6:34PM Volshikana: I'm pretty certain, yes. Akari looks around warily, as if afraid that bunnies might spring from nowhere. 6:34PM Volshikana: Aside from the lack of bunnies, there would also be, well... hmm. Volshikana looks around. 6:35PM Volshikana: Well, something, anyway. 6:35PM Ganasi: rolling d20+10 religion check on "Dark Sister" ( 20 )+10 = 30 6:36PM Midoriki Hano: Then what is this? 6:36PM Volshikana: Radek, what is this? 6:36PM Apheori (GM): Hmm. What does Rhu know? 6:36PM Gaurav: Not much. He's only just (like a few days ago) worked out that they were in a different universe from where they started. 6:37PM Ganelon: What is what? 6:37PM Gaurav: Maybe the bunnies all think they're anime school kids? 6:37PM Ganelon: This WORLD? 6:37PM Apheori (GM): The Dark Sister, also known as the Founder and the Architect, is the one who created the network named universes. Hazz'ridan is not a part of that, but he does interact with them on a fairly regular basis due to a bit of an overlap. You're not sure how you know this, but apparently you do. Gan: Sure. 6:38PM Ganelon: He probably read it on a wiki-surf starting with Hazz'ridan. 6:38PM (From Ellemerr): Where does Amadi and her ilk figure in this? 6:38PM Gaurav: Okay. He can deal with that. 6:38PM (To Ellemerr): Amadi and her ilk ARE the Dark Sister. 6:39PM Amaranthsi: To my understanding, we have been forced inside a simulation. Volshikana nods. 6:39PM Volshikana: Constructed as some form of dream form, I'd suppose. I have experience with similar, though that is both more... and less. 6:40PM Amaranthsi: It possesses dreamlike qualities, yes, but of course it is not one. I do not dream. 6:40PM (From Ellemerr): I thought that might be the case. Oh dear. Apheori (GM) cackles. Akari suppresses a laugh into a sort of snort. Amaranthsi narrows his eyes - not at anyone in particular. 6:41PM Amaranthsi: The lack of an interface is concerning. It may be intended to keep us here indefinitely. 6:41PM Apheori (GM): Gravy: You ate the stacked pie, right? 6:42PM Frezak (GM): Yyyyyep 6:42PM Volshikana: Not necessarily. In the Book, there isn't really an interface either, normally. Except why we would even be here... perhaps it is trying to stop us from reaching the hole? 6:42PM Ganasi: What would an interface look like? 6:42PM Midoriki Hano: What hole? 6:42PM Volshikana: Sanessee. 6:42PM Midoriki Hano: When? 6:42PM Volshikana: Then, of course. 6:43PM Midoriki Hano: Then how... Volshikana grins slowly. Volshikana pokes Hano in the boob. 6:43PM Ganelon: Indicating the answer to her unspoken question, obviously. 6:43PM Midoriki Hano: You are enjoying this entirely too much. 6:44PM Apheori (GM): Frezak: Next pie is a chicken. Literally, they just slapped a fried chicken down in front of you. 6:44PM Akari: Oh, you're such a <em>boob</em>. 6:44PM Ellemerr: That's directed at Hano. 6:44PM Volshikana: Isn't she? Amaranthsi rolls his eyes. 6:45PM Ganelon: Radek holds the gods to a very high standard. Such as being responsible. It's therefore unsurprising that he doesn't like any of them. Well... that he knows. 6:45PM Hieron: Excuse me! This isn't a pie! Volshikana does an impression of the teacher in DearS, fondling and juggling her own boobs, complete with 'ooing' and squeaking noises. 6:45PM Hieron: I can tell! 6:45PM Gaurav: ^ http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/dears/images/b/bb/Dears-MitsukaBounce_640w.gif/revision/latest?cb=20110730235133 6:45PM Apheori (GM): It's a little like that. Hieron! The contest person asks if you have a problem with that. Amaranthsi crosses his arms and turns his back. How /crass/. Volshikana stops and bursts out laughing. 6:46PM Volshikana: Oh, come on. It's anime! Live a little. 6:47PM Akari: ... I wonder what sleep would be like here. Anime dreams aren't pretty, in my experience. 6:47PM Volshikana: I wouldn't advise it. There might be tentacles. Akari grins a little. 6:47PM Akari: Some of you should try. Just to make sure. 6:48PM Ganelon: Sorry, Names, but Radek's all business. 6:48PM Hieron: Yes. It's a pie eating contest. If someone asks you to bury a body, you don't dump a corpse in a cannon, fire it, and call it a day. Who is the manager here? I have rights! 6:48PM Ganelon: Or at least, his definition of "pleasure" is often dangerously irresponsible and unethical sciences. Midoriki Hano wraps a surreptitious tentacle around Volshikana's shoulders. 6:48PM Ganelon: Certainly not... Ganelon turns up his nose. 6:48PM Ganelon: <em>Boob</em> juggling. 6:48PM Apheori (GM): The guy asks Hieron if he'd like to bury the chicken. 6:50PM Ganelon: ...I just realized, if this is the general sentiment, I'm going to be working on a way out of here... teamed up with the personification of Hazz'ridan. We're doomed. Apheori (GM) cackles. 6:50PM Gaurav: With the powers of tentacles and science combined, we can't lose! 6:50PM Volshikana: (swatting away the tentacle) Okay, yes, you're right. We do need to sort this out. 6:50PM Hieron: No! This is a contest! I am contesting! There are rules, you know! You can't get away by breaking the rules! 6:50PM Ganelon: Tentacles and OBSTRUCTED PROGRESS. 6:51PM Gaurav: Wait, if we've all realised he's Hazz, how come Amadi hasn't punched him in the nose again? 6:51PM Ganelon: She still has time. 6:51PM Ellemerr: Heeeee 6:51PM Gaurav: There are precious minutes of Hazz' punching that are passing her by. There is nothing sadder than missing all the god-punches that might have been. 6:52PM Pie guy: (leaning forward at Hieron) The rules... <em>are what I make them</em>. 6:52PM Apheori (GM): Hieron: Your other friend dropped out, so they're both cheering you on now. You just have tutu girl against you. She already finished her chicken. 6:52PM Hieron: And when rules are broken, bad things happen to bad people! 6:53PM Pie guy: So eat your pie. 6:53PM Frezak (GM): His eyes are slightly unfocused. 6:53PM Pie guy: Or conceeeeeed. 6:53PM Ganelon: Geez, Gravy, just because you started a religion doesn't mean you have to get all <em>paladin</em> on us. 6:53PM Gaurav: By the rules of Anime, tutu girl is clearly Gravy's love interest. 6:53PM Ganelon: Forget the rules and devour that chicken! Akari suddenly shouts 6:53PM Akari: This carnival is not well-oiled! Ganasi jumps. 6:53PM Hieron: This issssn't a p-p-pie 6:54PM Frezak (GM): Hieron jerks upright Assuming he was seated. Akari decides to ignore the others and go towards Hieron. If he's far away, she'll run. 6:54PM Pie guy: Piiiiiie. 6:55PM Apheori (GM): Amadi runs off, finds the drug guy in the process, and they both wind up behing Hieron. 6:55PM Frezak (GM): Gravy grabs the table and tries to smash the Pie guy. 6:55PM Gaurav: Are we sure Pie guy isn't a god too? 6:55PM Apheori (GM): Greibel's guy blows a cloud of drug smoke on Hieron. 6:55PM Hieron: Badthingstobadpeoplebadthingstobadpeoplebadthings 6:55PM Greibel: Go with the flloooow, man. 6:55PM Ganelon: ...Do you still have your giant strength? 6:56PM Apheori (GM): Yeah. The table flips, flies into the pie guy, and sends bits of pie plate everywhere. Akari cheers loudly. 6:56PM Apheori (GM): A whole lot of stuffed animals go flying too. Hieron's friends also cheer. 6:56PM Greibel: Yeaaah, man. Greibel starts choking. Apheori (GM) wanders off. Greibel wanders off. 6:57PM Frezak (GM): Gravy will leap at the Pie Guy as soon as there isn't a table in the way Amaranthsi glances off in the direction Akari left. He doesn't even need to see the chaos to know that it's going to happen. 6:57PM Apheori (GM): He leaps, winds up on top of pie guy and table. 6:57PM Frezak (GM): And try to get hold of his face/head Akari chants, 6:57PM Akari: Consequences! Consequences! 6:57PM Apheori (GM): You succeed, no trouble. 6:58PM Ganelon: Is this about to get really dark? 6:58PM Volshikana: Well. Shall we see how this plays out? 6:58PM Frezak (GM): And try to bash the guy's head against the floor over and over again while babbling on the theme of Bad THings and Bad People 6:58PM Ganelon: Yyyyep. 6:58PM Amaranthsi: Time is still advancing in the real world. Ganasi notices the fighting breaking out and runs over to help. 6:59PM Apheori (GM): The squid gibbers. Frezak: d20. 7:00PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20 ( 19 ) = 19 7:00PM Apheori (GM): People around are starting to notice, and they're screaming. Nobody actually explicitly does anything. Amaranthsi attempts mental communication with the squid - nothing complex, just a bit of prodding to see whether he can elicit a response. 7:00PM Apheori (GM): Hieron's friends are no longer excited. Tutu girl is bugging her eyes out at it. Radek: Arcana. 7:00PM Amaranthsi: rolling 1d20+16 ( 20 )+16 = 36 7:00PM Ganelon: BOOM 7:01PM Frezak (GM): He's gonna keep smashing until he doesn't have much to hold on to. 7:01PM Apheori (GM): Gravy: You bash the guy's head. It breaks his skull and continues to break and blood and stuff flies everywhere. 7:01PM Frezak (GM): ONce he's holding mush he'll stop and look down. And then start gibbering again and try to run away with the body 7:02PM Apheori (GM): Radek: Yeah, you get a bit of a response. A sort of sense of the thoughts, the time, the worry. 7:02PM Hieron: Can'tbefoundcantbeseencantbehearddon'ttelldon'tspeakspeakspeak 7:02PM Apheori (GM): Frezak: The guy still has table on his legs, though you could stop and move it, or strength to yank it out. The people around are utterly horrified, not even saying anything. 7:02PM Ganelon: You're a good friend, squiddie. I'm glad I didn't turn you into magic dust. 7:03PM Frezak (GM): He'll just pull at the bit he has to hand and run, even if he doesn't have a full body with him A torso will do. 7:03PM Apheori (GM): Strength. Akari follows Hieron, now silent. If he looks in her direction, she'll smile encouragingly. 7:03PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+4+3 ( 17 )+4+3 = 24 7:03PM Gaurav: Should we be trying to stop Gravy tearing this reality apart? Or is that what we want, given its unreality? 7:04PM Frezak (GM): Gravy won't actually look at anyone. Won't register anyone he sees, either Amaranthsi nods to himself and sticks with Volshikana, if she really wants to observe this mess. 7:04PM Amaranthsi: Mm. I am still in contact with my cephalopod companion. 7:04PM Apheori (GM): Volshikana and Hano come up, probably accompanied by all the other PCs? To Gravy-dream. Guy. 7:05PM Hieron: Hidehideittheysaid 7:05PM Gaurav: Crazy-Gravy is pretty scary 7:05PM Apheori (GM): Gravy: You wind up with an arm and a chunk of torso and try to run off, but how do grabs work? 7:05PM Hieron: Don'ttelldon'ttell make it up 7:05PM Apheori (GM): Hano tries to grab you. 7:06PM Frezak (GM): It's a... Strength roll against... reflex? 7:06PM Volshikana: Your bodies are still there. Mine isn't, which I suppose might make sense. Theirs is, though. (indicating Amadi and Squirrel) (to Radek) 7:07PM Apheori (GM): What's the strength of a tentacular god as an anime schoolgirl? 7:07PM Gaurav: Aren't octopuses really strong? 7:07PM Apheori (GM): rolling 1d20 + 20 vs reflex? ( 12 )+20 = 32 Pfft. Akari tries to bat Hano away. 7:08PM Ganelon: Well, 20 is like... someone's entire reflex defense on its own. 7:08PM Apheori (GM): That was a bit extreme. Yes. 7:08PM Ganelon: That said. 7:08PM Apheori (GM): Make it +10 and it still works. 7:09PM Ganelon: 20 is also a reasonable to-hit from a strong guy who is level 30. Kinda low, actually. In 4E, level counts for a lot. 7:09PM Apheori (GM): Either way, Hieron gets grabbed by anime schoolgirl. 7:09PM Frezak (GM): If Gravy is grabbed he'll automatically try to... well, gore. But no horns so he'll try to headbutt, I suppose. 7:09PM Amaranthsi: ...What's wrong with him? Akari punches Hano's nose. 7:10PM Volshikana: Perhaps it's a reaction to the dream? Tried to push him in a direction contrary to his nature... 7:10PM Apheori (GM): Gravy: Do it. Roll or whatever? Akari: Roll. >.> 7:10PM Akari: rolling 1d20 ( 17 ) = 17 7:10PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+13 ( 13 )+13 = 26 AC 7:10PM Apheori (GM): What would the bonus be on Amadi's? 7:10PM Ellemerr: I don't even know. xD If it's str it's pretty low. 7:11PM Ganelon: Minimum +2. 7:11PM Ellemerr: Her str is 10, so it's just the level mod, yeah. 7:11PM Ganelon: Then +3. 7:11PM Frezak (GM): +3 on amadi's Str 7:11PM Ellemerr: Oh, right. Yes. 7:11PM Ganelon: And add another +2 from attacking someone who didn't expect it, if they... well, didn't expect it. 7:12PM Apheori (GM): Amadi misses. Gravy headbutts. Though it really doesn't do anything. 7:12PM Frezak (GM): Rolling... Atheltics to try to escape. 7:12PM Apheori (GM): Frezak: You wind up with a head full of boobs. They're very squishy. 7:12PM Frezak (GM): Delightful! 7:13PM Apheori (GM): Rhu should fondle his god's boobs. 7:13PM Frezak (GM): He'll... hold the corpse in one hand and use the other to try to grab Hano by the head/throat Which shouldn't be a problem if his head is being squished. Muffled gibberings. 7:15PM Amaranthsi: (To Hano) Do you have this under control? 7:15PM Gaurav: Um. That would be extremely disrespectful. Midoriki Hano attempts to bring Hieron under control by grabbing his head right back 7:15PM Apheori (GM): You both have each other's heads. 7:16PM Frezak (GM): Hieron is bigger, yeah? 7:16PM Apheori (GM): Pretty similar. 7:17PM Gaurav: But Midoriki is a god, even if she doesn't look like one. Akari kicks Hano on the shin - probably not very hard, if not for lack of trying. 7:17PM Volshikana: (to Amadi) Hey, not now. We need to calm him down somehow. And I'm a little concerned about using my... usual methods in a place like this. Akari blinks at Volshikana. 7:18PM Akari: We do? 7:18PM Volshikana: Yes. 7:18PM Akari: ... And this is the best way? Akari looks <em>very</em> doubtful. 7:18PM Frezak (GM): He'll grab her by the leg and lurch backwards, trying to toss Hano over his back. Dropping the corpse to get the second hand, of course. 7:18PM Volshikana: Well, no. I think he's just trying to keep him put for now. Or... something? 7:19PM Apheori (GM): Roll. 7:19PM Ganelon: Suplex the god! 7:19PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+11 ( 10 )+11 = 21 Minotaur Suplex! 7:19PM Akari: Oh, <em>please</em>. Akari rolls her eyes. 7:19PM Apheori (GM): This doesn't entirely work, though she does lose her hold on you. 7:20PM Akari: How about just letting him dig it off? 7:20PM Frezak (GM): As soon as he's free he'll try to grab the corpse and run again 7:20PM Volshikana: He's not digging. HOLD. 7:20PM Apheori (GM): Her voice booms everywhere, and everything stops. Aside from Amadi, Radek, Hano, and herself. It's all just frozen mid-whatever. Akari huffs and taps her foot. 7:21PM Ellemerr: Crossed arms. All that stuff. Midoriki Hano walks over to where Gravy had gotten (a few feet away) and then pushes him over. 7:22PM Ellemerr: http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/150/f/2014/224/7/6/ic_huff_by_insaincat1111-d7uwgav.jpg 7:22PM Apheori (GM): Heh. 7:23PM Volshikana: Okay, I don't know about you guys, but I am having serious difficulty concentrating. On anything. Midoriki Hano gestures vaguely at Rhu's gal and suddenly she resumes moving as well. 7:24PM Ganelon: Is that true? Are we having trouble concentrating? 7:24PM Apheori (GM): Naw, you're basically fine, aside from some weird dreaminess. 7:24PM Ganelon: Accursed dreaminess! 7:24PM Apheori (GM): And the general <em>knowledge</em> of dream stuff. But when it comes to thinking, it's all doable just fine. You may not be at your best, but it's been a long day anyhow. Ganasi steps up to try to stop Hieron escaping, but is surprised to find him lying on the ground. 7:25PM Amaranthsi: ...That's unusual. My thoughts are largely unobstructed. Amaranthsi gestures to Gravy. 7:25PM Amaranthsi: ...Distractions aside. 7:25PM Midoriki Hano: (to Volshikana) I feel the same, and it is very... aggravating. 7:26PM Volshikana: Strange. 7:26PM Ganelon: Oh boo hoo, Hazz. Having trouble thinking about stuff? 7:26PM Apheori (GM): Gravy: You can move again. Akari grins gleefully. 7:26PM Apheori (GM): You are no longer frozen. 7:26PM Ganelon: Are your thoughts hitting a DEAD. END? <em>HMMMMM?</em> Midoriki Hano gives Amaranthsi a withering look. 7:27PM Apheori (GM): What does Hieron do? 7:27PM Frezak (GM): Scramble for the remains of the Pie Guy 7:28PM Apheori (GM): Where's Hieron's shovel? 7:28PM Frezak (GM): Back at the pie eating stall, I think. Volshikana runs and grabs the shovel. Midoriki Hano wraps Hieron in tentacles before he can run off again, with only his head poking out. 7:29PM Apheori (GM): So there's basically this schoolgirl, with black tentacles coming out her front, with a head sticking out? 7:29PM Frezak (GM): Gibbering and thrashing is on the cards, I think. 7:30PM Midoriki Hano: Shut. Up. Midoriki Hano squeezes a bit. 7:30PM Gaurav: What <strong>is</strong> left of the Pie Guy? 7:30PM Apheori (GM): There was the chunk Gravy ran off with. 7:30PM Ganelon: I'll give his best friend (Amadi) a chance to try and resolve this before doing anything, but if she won't... I'll approach him instead. Volshikana hands Amadi the shovel. Volshikana pushes Amadi toward them. Volshikana 's voice booms again, this time saying 'Release' and everyone else resumes again as well. Mostly panicking. And fleeing. And being all horrified and stuff. Akari bonks Hieron lightly on the head with his shovel. If she <em>accidentially</em> pokes Hano with the shovel as well, no loss. 7:33PM Akari: Hey. HEY! Gravy! You in there? HELLOOOOO? 7:33PM Gaurav: What're the teachers doing? 7:33PM Apheori (GM): Perception. 7:33PM Gaurav: Or that class president dude, he's probably more competent than the staff. 7:33PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20+10 Perception ( 12 )+10 = 22 I'm concerned about that, too. 7:34PM Frezak (GM): I don't think Gravy is registering language at present. 7:34PM Gaurav: rolling d20+15 perception check on adults in the area ( 2 )+15 = 17 7:34PM Apheori (GM): Rhu: It's all a mess. Radek: They're trying to calm the mess, and especially to get everyone else away from you all. 7:35PM Gaurav: Good. We are kind of dangerous. 7:35PM Frezak (GM): Naaaah Volshikana holds out a hand and seems to be doing some sort of magic or sensy stuff or whatever. Midoriki Hano sticks a tentacle right in Hieon's head. 7:36PM Frezak (GM): AAaaaaagh 7:36PM Akari: That's a little excessive, don't you think? 7:36PM Gaurav: We could try to use a Heal attack to knock him out. Didn't we try that on Dave back when we were fighting the sphinx? 7:36PM Apheori (GM): Hieron tenses up and just completely stops moving at that point. 7:36PM Midoriki Hano: He will not be silent! 7:36PM Frezak (GM): I don't think he can get any more tense, to be honest. 7:37PM Apheori (GM): Hmm. Rigidly tense. OR... maybe. 7:37PM Akari: So? 7:38PM Apheori (GM): Well, Volshikana stops what she was doing and comes over as well. 7:38PM Volshikana: Hey, hey, calm down. 7:38PM Amaranthsi: I take it he's not thinking rationally anymore. Amaranthsi is still looking in the crowds' direction. 7:39PM Amaranthsi: The others won't bother us, for a while. I still recommend we resolve the problem soon, or relocate. 7:39PM Midoriki Hano: (a bit more calmly) He doesn't seem to be thinking at all. 7:39PM Volshikana: Can you tell what's wrong with him? Exactly? The madness, the corruption that entered him so innocuously from the first hole, it has finally taken hold. 7:39PM Akari: Well, he's stuck, ain't he? 7:39PM Midoriki Hano: The madness, the corruption that entered him so innocuously from the first hole, it has finally taken hold. 7:39PM Apheori (GM): NOT VOLSHIKANA. SHE DIDN'T SAY THAT BIT. 7:40PM Midoriki Hano: You need to GET HIM OUT OF HERE. 7:40PM Volshikana: We need to get all of us out of here. 7:40PM Ganelon: OH! 7:40PM Volshikana: Before we lose ourselves. 7:40PM Ganelon: <em>LOVELY!</em> 7:40PM Akari: Some of us did that a long time ago. It's not so bad. Volshikana gives Amadi a worried look. Amaranthsi shoots a glare at Akari. 7:41PM Amaranthsi: Unacceptable. 7:41PM Volshikana: You did not think that at the time. 7:41PM Ganasi: How did we even get here? Didn't we leave Dave behind as an anchor? Can't we use that something/ somehow* Akari shrugs. 7:42PM Akari: Am I not allowed to change? Akari points to Gravy. 7:42PM Akari: He did. He should again. 7:42PM Volshikana: That was the anchor from the time and place at Sanessee, but that was for our bodies, not our minds. Midoriki Hano wiggles the tentacle about. 7:42PM Midoriki Hano: Yes, he does need to change. Akari glares at Hano. 7:42PM Apheori (GM): Hieron jiggles a bit. 7:42PM Amaranthsi: ...Would you perhaps be able to use a mad squid? 7:43PM Akari: Not <em>your</em> sort. 7:43PM Ganasi: Yes. Okay. Good. Next time we should remember to leave a mind anchor behind too. Brilliant. Don't know why we didn't think of that. 7:43PM Akari: I don't know about squids. Maybe? 7:44PM Volshikana: We need ideas. There are things I could do, but I fear to actually try them now, because once done, they will not likely work again. 7:44PM Akari: We should... wake him. Akari shudders a little. 7:44PM Akari: I'm not sure I know how to. 7:44PM Volshikana: Using the squid, can you communicate? 7:44PM Amaranthsi: In a limited fashion. It is difficult to relate concepts to the creature, though I suspect it does possess intelligence. 7:45PM Volshikana: Hazz'ridan. Kill him. 7:45PM Ganelon: Or I hope it does, anyway. 7:45PM Akari: Excuse me?! 7:45PM Ganelon: WHOA WHOA WHO 7:45PM Gaurav: Does Rhu still have his Mask of furry true sight? Or did we leave our possessions behind? 7:46PM Frezak (GM): Cripes! 7:46PM Apheori (GM): No mask. 7:46PM Amaranthsi: <em>...What?</em> 7:46PM Midoriki Hano: Are you... sure? 7:47PM Volshikana: No. But he is already as good as gone. And maybe that will get him out. 7:48PM Apheori (GM): Radek: This is your time to... uh... come up with something better. >.> Or Amadi. 7:48PM Ganelon: Um... 7:48PM Akari: If it doesn't work, I'll - I'll kill you right back. Or worse! I can do worse. Wouldn't it be enough to just bury him? 7:48PM Gaurav: Does Amadi have a mental connection with Dave? Akari mumbles to herself, sort of as an afterthought, 7:48PM Akari: I <em>could</em> do worse... 7:49PM Apheori (GM): Yeah, she does if she wants to. 7:49PM Volshikana: Bury him in what, the dream? 7:49PM Ganelon: Radek thinks! As do I. 7:50PM Ganasi: Whose dream is this anyway? Can we convince them to let us go somehow, and then try to treat Gravy in the real world? 7:50PM Ganelon: So we're in a simulation and our bodies are intact. All that should be necessary is severing the connection between it and our heads, and we should get our heads back. 7:50PM Apheori (GM): It's a lot darker out now. The sky has gone overcast, grey clouds hanging low with the promise of rain. Pretty much everyone else has gone, for whatever reason. 7:50PM Akari: It's not mine. I mean... it's not even a dream. Not a proper one. 7:51PM Ganelon: Unless this is like our brains have been put in the sim rather than just connected to it. Then we'd just be trapped forever. 7:52PM Apheori (GM): Maybe. 7:52PM Frezak (GM): Eh, the gods are in here. I don't <em>think</em> that they have bodies in the way we do? As in brains and all that. It's them! 7:52PM Ganelon: Well. 7:52PM Frezak (GM): It's all their fault! 7:53PM Apheori (GM): Yeah, one them said how they just sort of wound up here, no bodies left behind. 7:53PM Gaurav: Can they use that Dark Sister Network thing to call for help? 7:53PM Ganelon: This is going to sound incredibly callous, but I could always use Rhu as a guinea pig and see what happens. 7:53PM Frezak (GM): Can they try to sleep? 7:53PM Gaurav: That is his job in this party, yes. 7:53PM Amaranthsi: ...Wait. Tell me about this "book". Is it responsible for our circumstances? 7:54PM Ganelon: I know we've encountered it before. Though I think I messed up the reading of it. 7:54PM Apheori (GM): Amadi: You might still have access to all the random stuff in your pockets. Being... in your pockets. Which don't entirely exist to begin with. 7:55PM Akari: Maybe if... if there was more of me... I mean... Akari trails off, looking anxious, and then suddenly looking panic-stricken around for the two Squirrels. 7:55PM Volshikana: The Book of Dreams... 7:55PM Gaurav: Amadi: Empty your pockets. 7:55PM Volshikana: You had a copy, once. But with that, the way I came to use it, I would open it, and it would take me... places... But at first, all it was was words. Words take you places, too. There may be a connection. If I just could think straight! 7:56PM Ganasi: What would happen if we tried to open a Hole in here? 7:56PM Apheori (GM): A Squirrel suddenly appears and stares Amadi in the face. 7:57PM Ganelon: We could... tell a story and see where we end up? Gods, don't count on <em>Radek</em> for that one. 7:57PM Gaurav: If nothing else, that would attract all the sphinxes in the area. Of which there are probably none. Remember Gravy's digging-a-hole-in-the-fabric-of-reality trick? Do you think that would work if it was one of us doing it? Akari calms immediately and starts digging through her pockets, throwing out... sandwiches, of course; but also a stuffed wyvern, several sporks, butterfly jewellery, a microphone, some anime DvDs, a long letter to Sandy Claws, a shorter letter to Santa Claus, some broken glasses, a bowl of cereal, and anything else the GM wants, of course. 8:00PM Apheori (GM): Amadi also pulls out a glob of porridge, which looks suspiciously like Rasputin and bounces up onto her shoulder, two stale cookies, and an entirely blank book. 8:00PM Ganelon: STUFFED WYVERN YOU WILL BE MIIIINE But not here. Not today. Akari pounces on the book and just looks at it for a bit, muttering under her breath, "Please be useful," before opening it on a random page. 8:02PM Apheori (GM): Amadi: d20 8:02PM Akari: rolling 1d20 ( 13 ) = 13 8:03PM Apheori (GM): Words appear on the page, slowly, as though the ink is coming up through many layers. 8:04PM Frezak (GM): It says "Eat Me" 8:04PM Apheori (GM): It says, "mw.loader.state('the_pope_is_an_atheist_woman_alien', 'missing');" Frezak (GM) gasps. 8:04PM Frezak (GM): The tongue of devils! 8:04PM Gaurav: It says "Hello! My name is Tom Riddle, what's your name?" 8:05PM Frezak (GM): It says "You are in a room" 8:05PM Akari: ... I am not perfectly sure that's "useful". 8:05PM Apheori (GM): The words disappear, and are replaced by a diagram of utter madness. It literally seems to be mapping out madness. Madly. 8:05PM Gaurav: Hmm. 8:05PM Akari: <em>Now</em> we're getting somewhere! Amaranthsi tries to read over her shoulder. 8:06PM Gaurav: Does it have a little "You are here" sign with an arrow next to it? 8:06PM Frezak (GM): 8:07PM Akari: Squirrel, have a look at this. 8:07PM Apheori (GM): Also Hazz hasn't killed Gravy yet, but she does seem to be losing patience. Slowly. Squirrel looks and then almost immediately points at a spot on the map, but the spot keeps moving. 8:08PM Squirrel: This. No, this. No, it keeps moving! This! Akari nods vigorously. 8:10PM Ganelon: Can I... comprehend this at all? 8:11PM Apheori (GM): I assume your will is above 13? 8:11PM Ganelon: Yes. 'Tis 19. 8:11PM (From Ellemerr): Not entirely sure what I should do with this, of course. It seems like the sort of thing Amadi would understand and use. Could she find the place? Is it a place here? Is it inside someones head? 8:11PM Apheori (GM): Radek: d20 and arcana. 8:11PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20 ( 14 ) = 14 rolling 1d20+16 ( 8 )+16 = 24 8:12PM (To Ellemerr): You can try to latch onto the point with your mind and hold it put. 8:12PM Apheori (GM): Radek: You can see the map, and see it move, but mapping it TO anything is harder. Maybe if you had a bomb, you could blast to it... Make it stay put through an appropriate application of force? 8:13PM (From Ellemerr): I'll do that. 8:13PM Ganelon: Bombs making things stay <em>put?</em> 8:13PM Gaurav: Could Greibel have a look at the map? 8:13PM Ganelon: He really must be going mad. But aha! I DO have a bomb! Akari stares hard at the point Squirrel is trying to pinpoint. 8:13PM Apheori (GM): Greibel... seems to have wandered off with the locals. 8:13PM Ganelon: As in, even if I don't have my tools, or the not-assembled superbomb, I have my 'bots! And one of them violently explodes upon death. 8:14PM (To Frezak): Actually Greibel already woke up and he's been drugging your character this whole time with hallucinogens. 8:15PM Apheori (GM): Radek: I suggest trying to get an update on what's going on from the squid. 8:15PM (From Frezak (GM)): Oh. uh, okay, I suppose. 8:16PM (To Frezak): You just went mad on your own, didn't you? Was this what you expected? >.> 8:16PM Ganelon: Sure! Though I've not known it to be comprehensible in the past. 8:17PM Apheori (GM): Ellemerr: I need... uh, d20 and arcana. 8:17PM Ganelon: ...Hell, why not. I'll try to relate this maddening map to the mad squid. 8:17PM Apheori (GM): Radek: More arcana. 8:17PM (From Frezak (GM)): He went mad because he is mad. He forgot he was the Gravedigger, the persona of which he uses to seperate himself from being an escaped mental patient. 8:17PM Ganelon: Maybe insanity will help it understand. rolling 1d20+16 ( 16 )+16 = 32 8:17PM (From Frezak (GM)): He just reverted, and found himself again. 8:17PM Akari: rolling 1d20 ( 19 ) = 19 rolling 1d20 + 11 ( 10 )+11 = 21 8:18PM (To Frezak): Ahahahah, that is awesome. 8:18PM Apheori (GM): Radek: The squid gets the map and doesn't like it. At all. It reacts the same way as it does when something tries to attack you/it. Amadi: You pull on a point on the map, and everything starts moving arond it. The rest is being pulled, too, but not so much as the point, like pulling a point up on a sheet. Everyone: The dream/whatever shivers. And then it starts raining. 8:21PM Gaurav: ... huh. 8:21PM Frezak (GM): It starts raining WISHES 8:21PM Gaurav: At least it's not fishes. 8:21PM Apheori (GM): Hazz has still not killed Gravy's character. 8:21PM Frezak (GM): Everyone roll to save against being crushed by the futility of countless hopes. 8:22PM Ellemerr: ... I have not noticed time moving for the last hour. >.< I guess I can delay a little longer by eating, since I'm too hungry to sleep, now, but I should really go soon. 8:22PM Gaurav: Is this like Inception? Does this mean the dreamer needs to go to the loo? 8:22PM Apheori (GM): Radek: The squid shows you a bit of what it sees. 8:22PM Ganelon: Uh oh. 8:23PM Apheori (GM): And what it sees is apparently Greibel, in the real world, giving Gravy drugs and acting very, very worried. Let's see if we can wrap this up. 8:23PM Gaurav: So that's where he went. Akari grabs Squirrel's hand and stares harder, frowning in a terribly anime-y fashion. 8:24PM (To Akari): It occurs to you suddenly that you could just... leave. Step outside. This is all just cloth, after all. A thin veneer of stuff happening... 8:24PM Amaranthsi: ...The book. Of course! 8:25PM (From Akari): But could I take others with me? Gravy, for instance? 8:25PM Ganelon: It's our interface! <em>Maybe!</em> 8:25PM Gaurav: A map of madness is our interface? That ... would make sense. 8:25PM (To Akari): You could try. 8:25PM Ganelon: Okay. I need to locate... us. 8:26PM (From Akari): Let the others try this other thing first. Might be cool. 8:26PM Apheori (GM): Arcana! 8:26PM Ganelon: And if everything's all moving about, yeah, I will totally detonate my robot to fix that. If that can actually help. rolling 1d20+16 ( 3 )+16 = 19 Damn! 8:27PM Apheori (GM): You make out several discrete points on the map that seem to be moving. You can... do something with them maybe. Because magic. 8:27PM Ganelon: Ah screw it. Desperation move. We don't need this world to remain stable if we're leaving it. So he will just start disconnecting/unplugging/removing everything he's able. But, you know, tell me what the first one does. Before he ruins everything and then just keeps going. 8:29PM Gaurav: This is a very tense session. Apheori (GM) cackles. 8:31PM Apheori (GM): Give me an arcana and an insight. AAAGH I NEED BATHROOM. Apheori (GM) throws a pineapple at Gan. 8:34PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20+16 Arcana ( 2 )+16 = 18 Hold on. I use my action point on that (if you'll allow it). To reroll that because fuck no, this is important. Regardless, the insight. 8:34PM Apheori (GM): Sure. 8:34PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20+5 ( 5 )+5 = 10 Ganelon sighs. 8:35PM Ganelon: Rerolled Arcana: rolling 1d20+16 ( 3 )+16 = 19 OKAY. 8:35PM Apheori (GM): o___o Okay. 8:35PM Gaurav: Ouch. That was physically painful. 8:36PM Apheori (GM): Amaranthsi Radek gives a point, some point, or maybe it's not even a point, but it's definitely at least <em>something</em>, a big ol' yank. At the same time, Midoriki Hano kills Hieron. Everything lurches horribly. Hieron just flickers a bit and then disappears. Frezak: d20 8:38PM Ganasi: (to Midoriki) Did you do it? Did you save him? Is he awake? 8:38PM (From Akari): - Am I allowed to sidestep into nothing and disappear? 8:38PM Apheori (GM): The tentacles all sort of disappear at about the same time as all the lurch stops. 8:38PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20 ( 1 ) = 1 WHEEEEE 8:38PM Apheori (GM): Wheeee! 8:39PM Gaurav: Um. 8:39PM Ganelon: FAILURE ALL ROUND, LADS 8:39PM Apheori (GM): Midoriki looks a bit surprised. 8:39PM Midoriki Hano: I... don't know. 8:39PM Volshikana: Oh dear. Okay, that's it. I don't even care anymore. Radek! Bombs! 8:39PM Ganelon: Is that an order or is she going to provide bombs? 8:39PM Akari: I'm going after him. Akari takes a step to the side, and... something might happen. Maybe. 8:40PM Apheori (GM): Gan: Feel free to keep yanking on the map. Otherwise Volshikana will give you a bomb. 8:40PM Ganelon: No, no, I'll take the bomb. 8:40PM Apheori (GM): Akari: Arcana. 8:40PM Akari: rolling 1d20 + 11 ( 11 )+11 = 22 8:41PM Apheori (GM): Akari: You find yourself in Midnight. But this was all also Midnight anyway. A dream made up of a piece of it? Anyhow, he's got to be around here somewhere... Ganasi just looks around at everybody with a mix of confusion and panic in his face. 8:41PM Apheori (GM): Akari becomes just Amadi again, and heads off into th black.... 8:41PM Ganelon: Okay, how do I use a bomb to create stability from this mess? Akari starts searching frantically and calling for Gravy in many, many voices. 8:42PM Midoriki Hano: (to Volshikana) Go after him! Find him! 8:42PM Volshikana: Er... 8:43PM Ganasi: (to Volshikana) Take me with you! I can help! 8:43PM Volshikana: Keep them safe. Volshikana shakes her head at Ganasi and disappears. 8:43PM Apheori (GM): Gan: You... Uh... Make something up and roll something and we see where the whims of irreality take us. >.< 8:43PM Ganelon: <em>You</em> suggested it. Right, let's start with a d20 because bonuses are ephemeral anyways. rolling 1d20 ( 20 ) = 20 Cool. 8:44PM Apheori (GM): Blow EVERYTHING UP! 8:44PM Ganelon: Wish I had you SOONER 8:44PM Apheori (GM): Or something. Do you want to do that? 8:44PM Ganelon: More like "out" if that can be managed. 8:45PM Apheori (GM): Blast a hole out? 8:45PM Ganelon: If I could just blow the crazy right off this map, that'd be cool. 8:45PM Apheori (GM): Where do you direct the map? What exactly do you do? Er, the bomb. 8:45PM Ganelon: Well, pulling seems to have an effect. So "beneath". Let's get us a subsurface detonation. 8:45PM Apheori (GM): Okay. Radek sets y'all up the bomb, pushing the explosion into the book, under the map. 8:46PM Ganelon: And then he points it away from himself. Because obvious safety precautions ought to be observed. 8:46PM Apheori (GM): The explosion is immediate and horrifying, and generally away. 8:46PM Ganelon: And subtle ones like "don't set off bombs within their blast radius" ignored. 8:47PM Apheori (GM): The dream just <em>shreds</em>. 8:47PM Ganelon: Fuck yeah. 8:47PM Gaurav: Eeks. 8:47PM Midoriki Hano: Welcome to the true dead end. An illusion. 8:47PM Apheori (GM): And then everything is gone. 8:47PM Gaurav: Fin. gg, everybody 8:48PM Ganelon: Well... statistically speaking, blundering around for so long, this was bound to happen eventually! 8:48PM Gaurav: Truth. 8:49PM Apheori (GM): In all seriousness, this isn't the end. You just... blew up the thing you were in. I suppose you can just wake up or whatever next time. 8:49PM Gaurav: And a fictional rhino. 8:51PM Frezak (GM): Poor rhino. 8:51PM Apheori (GM): Also, Amadi, I need three d20s. 8:52PM Ganelon: I specialize in showing a highly irresponsible disregard for the stability of the worlds I inhabit, don't I? 8:52PM Apheori (GM): XD 8:52PM Ganelon: "Get him out now? OKAY!" <strong>YANK.</strong> 8:52PM Amadi: rolling 1d20 ( 12 ) = 12 rolling 1d20 ( 16 ) = 16 rolling 1d20 ( 13 ) = 13 8:55PM Frezak (GM): Radek explodes into 12 pieces, Rhu explodes into 16 pieces, Amadi explodes into 13 pieces. 8:55PM Gaurav: YAY! I WIN! 8:55PM Apheori (GM): Okay, Amadi, you don't find Gravy. But you also don't get lost. You're searching the black between universes, the sheer nothing that is the everything of Midnight, and you get the sense, even, that you've done this before. Or perhaps after. You can keep going, but then, especially as small as you are now, you may only increase your chances of getting lost. But you could also keep going, maybe find him, maybe prove it can be done, because after all the others you've condemned you need it to be possible... 8:57PM Apheori (GM): But that's not you anyway. This is you, and that's him. It's all up to you what you do now. 8:57PM Ellemerr: Not going to give up on Gravy. If I'm reasonably sure this is where he is, I'll keep going. Also sleeping. 8:58PM Apheori (GM): You're sure he's... somewhere. HEre. Yes. Aiight, you're off doing that. We'll... uh, come back to this later. GOOD SESSION, PEOPLE. I HOPE. 8:58PM Gaurav: Yes! Very scary. 8:59PM Ellemerr: If it's very little, and with nobody else in it, you can poke me anytime I'm green and maybe we can finish before next session. 8:59PM Ganelon: I liked it. You made Radek desperate. I won't <em>say</em> it was to get his beard back. ...But I won't deny it either. 9:00PM Apheori (GM): Ellemerr: Heheh, okay. Apheori (GM) cackles. 9:43PM Kyrule: Test... Well, that just looks silly. 9:43PM Frezak (GM): Oooh, that's purdy Hag would love that. 9:44PM Kyrule: Oh, she does. She really does. Which fits, since according to the lore she designed this mask anyway. And then gave it to meeeeeee. When I murdered her. 9:45PM Frezak (GM): Such a slut! 9:45PM Kyrule: It was a bit of a tricky situation. Not that that was actually me at all. Because really <em>I'm</em> the hag from the other universe, and there was something of a bit of a mixup somewhere along the way.