5:12PM Apheori (GM): I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING. 5:12PM Ellemerr (GM): Who ever does? 5:13PM Apheori (GM): Yeah. So. This map sucks. 5:14PM Gaurav: I don't see the new map yet -- I'm still seeing the one with the snail on it. 5:14PM Apheori (GM): Agh crap Oh. Now do you see it? 5:15PM Gaurav: WOAH pretty rifty 5:15PM Apheori (GM): I'll take that as a yes. 5:15PM Ganelon: I see... a lot. 5:15PM Apheori (GM): So the dark dark brown is just the edges of the cavern. The light is floor. The slightly darker is a five foot drop. The black is just cracks in reality or something. The blueish things are the... rift. Hole. 5:16PM Apheori (GM): Thing. Probably. 5:16PM Ellemerr (GM): I... don't? See the new map? 5:16PM Apheori (GM): Kyrule just told Radek that they're what he needs to close. Hmm. GAN HALP 5:17PM Gaurav: All four of them? Poor Radek. 5:17PM Frezak (GM): hag, you're a GM. GO to player map. 5:17PM Ellemerr (GM): Oh, right. 5:17PM Frezak (GM): There. 5:18PM Apheori (GM): There's actually six. And that's just what's visible. And... oh. XD 5:18PM Frezak (GM): Harrumph! 5:18PM Apheori (GM): I'm sorry. 5:18PM Ellemerr (GM): So many GMs in this, huh. 5:18PM Ganelon: Uh. 5:19PM Bear Soup Guy: Oooooooo, pretty 5:19PM Apheori (GM): Okay, we all set? 5:21PM Ganelon: Think so. 5:21PM Apheori (GM): Okay, y'all just came to the Rift. Kyrule said this is what you need to close (the freaky gleaming black blue whatever things hovering over a massive crack in reality). Gravy said 'gosh'. Greibel was still in Rasputin. GO. (Greibel should probably crawl out at some point.) 5:21PM Bear Soup Guy: Greibel crawls out 5:21PM Gaurav: Greibelsputin might be more powerful. 5:21PM Bear Soup Guy: Which makes a lot of unpleasant squishing noises 5:21PM Frezak (GM): Gravy look at Radek to say something rude/smart. 5:22PM The Gravedigger: Aaaagh! 5:22PM Frezak (GM): Because Rasputin was riding Gravy at the time. 5:22PM Apheori (GM): There is a horrible unfolding of porridge space, like a newborn bird rolling out of something, far, far smaller than it, and Greibel slides off Gravy in a horrible sludging. HORRIBLE SQUISHING. 5:22PM Greibel: GOD CREATED ME UNFINISHED 5:22PM The Gravedigger: Aaaagh! Radek grumbles. 5:23PM Radek: ...''Just'' on time. 5:23PM Kyrule: What, would you ''rather'' be finished? Greibel straightens up and stands 5:23PM Greibel: So....what are we doin' here? 5:23PM Frezak (GM): Gravy straightens up from his suplexing stance. 5:23PM Apheori (GM): Everything is buzzing. It's a bit like being in a throbbing, whispering, toxic beehive. 5:23PM Frezak (GM): Great! 5:23PM Gaurav: Ow. Rhu peers over the edge into the crevice. 5:24PM Apheori (GM): d20 5:24PM Rhu: rolling d20+15 perception ( 9 )+15 = 24 5:25PM Apheori (GM): Also, when you move about, could you also mention you're moving as well as move the tokens? In case we're not paying attention, and for the sake of the logs. I need a reality check too. 5:25PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20 ( 12 ) = 12 5:25PM Apheori (GM): From Rhu. Rhu walks to the edge of the crevice and pears down. 5:25PM Rhu: rolling d20 ( 10 ) = 10 5:25PM Frezak (GM): Oh, right. 5:25PM Apheori (GM): GAURAV. 5:25PM Frezak (GM): Pears? He becomes fruit? 5:25PM Apheori (GM): Oh. Right. 5:26PM Bear Soup Guy: He launches a fruit, I think 5:26PM Frezak (GM): I fire a fruit at the darkness! 5:26PM Gaurav: d20 to determine where the fruit emerges from? 5:26PM Frezak (GM): Don't roll a 1. On Fruit Emergence. 5:26PM Bear Soup Guy: XD 5:26PM Ganelon: You've already done something potentially dangerous, I'd say. 5:26PM Apheori (GM): Rhu: Down is just... there is no down. It's all an illusion. You're standing on the edge of nothing, suspended by nothing, and before you might as well be anything. You think you see lights in it. They're... oddly pretty. Frezak: You fire it into a crack? Or you meant Rhu? 5:27PM Frezak (GM): I meant Rhu. 5:27PM Ganelon: Treating these like natural cracks is... not recommended. Imagine if it were a zone of nothingness that extended past the ground and into the space above? 5:27PM Rhu: [points] Look! Lights! 5:28PM Ganelon: What if your face entered the nothing, and suddenly you had no face? 5:28PM Apheori (GM): Gan is so right. 5:28PM The Gravedigger: We might need ''The Thingy'', Radek. 5:28PM Bear Soup Guy: Ah, yes 5:28PM Apheori (GM): Rhu starts to fall in. 5:28PM Bear Soup Guy: Well, Rhu should be fine He's Rhu, after all 5:28PM Frezak (GM): What. 5:28PM Apheori (GM): He gets fuzzy around the edges. 5:28PM Frezak (GM): Do the whippy thing! 5:28PM Apheori (GM): But he's moving very slowly. 5:28PM Frezak (GM): HE'S GETTING HAIRY 5:28PM Rhu: rolling d20+11 acrobatics to stop myself ( 20 )+11 = 31 5:28PM Frezak (GM): Oh wow. Rhu hovers. 5:28PM Apheori (GM): Rhu is now floating upside down over the crack. 5:28PM Bear Soup Guy: Double front flip back to the rest of the party 5:29PM Apheori (GM): Someone might want to grab him. Radek sighs, sits down cross-legged, and begins to dig through everything in his possession. Amadi jumps up and grabs Rhu, dangling from his leg as if he was a great balloon. 5:31PM Amadi: Wheeee! 5:31PM Bear Soup Guy: Oooo, can Greibel use his thorny whip thing? 5:31PM Gaurav: HA 5:31PM Bear Soup Guy: Oh that might be what Frezak was talking about 5:31PM Apheori (GM): Do it. 5:31PM Frezak (GM): That was indeed what I was talking about. Grab the midget. 5:31PM Greibel: GET OVER HERE 5:32PM Apheori (GM): Or does Amadi pull Rhu back? Greibel does thorn whip on Rhu 5:32PM Bear Soup Guy: Or Amadi does it That works too Man there should really be a keyboard shortcut for switching characters/names 5:32PM Apheori (GM): Roll to whip. 5:33PM Ellemerr (GM): Amadi is really just hanging on. She can't get him done unless she tries, which she's not. 5:34PM Bear Soup Guy: Oh wow I forgot how to do an attack roll 1d20+the roll? 5:34PM Ellemerr (GM): (I imagine her getting him down by dragging something very heavy out of her pocket and using that. It's ACME logic.) 5:34PM Ganelon: d20 + Relevant ability score modifier + 1/2 level + implement enhancement bonus + feat bonuses if applicable. 5:35PM Bear Soup Guy: Right 5:35PM Gaurav: I'm imagining Kyrule turning away from the Hole to see half the party hanging awkwardly over the crevice and just sighing loudly. 5:35PM Bear Soup Guy: rolling 1d20+8 ( 12 )+8 = 20 vs uh Fort 5:35PM Apheori (GM): Good point. Kyrule sighs heavily. 5:35PM Gaurav: That's a hit! Rhu's fort is 15. The Gravedigger whispers loudly at Radek. 5:35PM The Gravedigger: The ''thiiiiiing'' 5:36PM Ganelon: Does ''Gravy'' even know what thing he's referring to? 5:36PM Gaurav: Are the lights making a will attack against Rhu, or is he free to help with his own rescue? 5:36PM Apheori (GM): Greibel whips out thorns and pulls Rhu and Amadi back down to the quazi stable ground. The lights are just really pretty. Soon as you're pulled down they quit being relevant. Radek holds up one of the marked stones - this one depicting a dragon. 5:37PM Radek: ...I may need to create one of these. 5:37PM Ellemerr (GM): brb 5:37PM The Gravedigger: But the thing! Radek frowns and stares up at Gravy. 5:38PM Radek: ''Which'' thing? 5:38PM The Gravedigger: You know! The super secret thing we don't talk about! 5:38PM Greibel: We all love the Fantastic Four, Gravy. But we have to learn to accept that they'll never make a good film. 5:38PM The Gravedigger: The thing that's not a shovel! 5:38PM Kyrule: I dunno, the Incredibles was pretty good. 5:38PM The Gravedigger: ONny because they fucked up with Doom, Greibel. 5:39PM Greibel: Fair point. Let the Incredible be your Fantastic Four. Incredibles* 5:39PM Radek: ...Of course. The thing. 5:39PM The Gravedigger: Right! The thing! 5:39PM Apheori (GM): Greibel, Rhu, Amai: Perception. Radek doesn't so much sound like he's having an epiphany as just realizing what Gravy's even talking about. 5:40PM Ganelon: Almost the same thing. 5:40PM Rhu: rolling d20+15 perception check ( 3 )+15 = 18 5:40PM Frezak (GM): Only almost? 5:40PM Ganelon: This one's more deadpan. 5:40PM Greibel: rolling 1d20+12 ( 13 )+12 = 25 5:40PM Apheori (GM): He's always deadpan, isn't he? 5:40PM Ganelon: It's not like "Of course!", but more "Oh." 5:40PM Apheori (GM): Rhu sees a shadow that looks really familiar out of the corner of his eye. Over there. 5:41PM Ellemerr (GM): rolling 1d20 + 8 ( 4 )+8 = 12 5:42PM Apheori (GM): Amadi and Greibel don't. 5:43PM Rhu: [points] What's that thing over there? 5:44PM Apheori (GM): Rhu: It looks like a figure. Like someone you know... but not. And then it's gone as soon as you actually try to look. Radek mutters, rather quietly, to Gravy and whoever else might happen to be paying attention. 5:46PM Radek: ...I built a machine for the explicit purpose of navigating the space between dimensions. Rhu shakes his head to clear it, then steps away from the crevice and towards the rest of the party. 5:46PM Greibel: That's really impressive You should be proud 5:46PM The Gravedigger: Great! Gimme! I'll get the thing! Then I can scoop out everything that's not a hole and you can blow it up and we can go have cake. 5:47PM Radek: It was meant to serve as a means of escape. Should a given world fall as completely as this one, we may have been able to- Radek twitches a bit and scowls, intensely, at the Gravedigger's impatience. 5:47PM Radek: ...Give me a moment to make adjustments. 5:48PM Rhu: Cake? 5:48PM Ganelon: We could have cake right now if we really wanted. 5:48PM Amadi: Alternatively, we could have cake, then blow it up, and scoop up the remains. 5:49PM The Gravedigger: No. 5:49PM Ganelon: Well, Names, I would like to set this thing up to go looking for "the thing" - which probably just means extremely strong energy signatures, and bridge a path from here to there. This would necessitate throwing the robot into one of these holes, mind you. 5:49PM Apheori (GM): The thing being the not a shovel you and Gravy nearly ran into before? 5:49PM Ganelon: Yes. But if you want me to roll to configure it first before we recklessly throw it into a hole, now's the time. 5:50PM Apheori (GM): Do it. 5:50PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20+16 ( 10 )+16 = 26 5:50PM Apheori (GM): Great. You think it's configured. You're not sure what configured looks like. The squid gibbers helpfully. 5:50PM Ganelon: It ''is'' completely untested. 5:51PM Gaurav: Are there any boulders around here to hide behind? 5:51PM Apheori (GM): I guess that's +2 assist from the squid. 5:51PM Frezak (GM): That's some squid. 5:51PM Apheori (GM): There are some stalactites. I dunno where. Radek fiddles with the Navigator for a moment, then draws his wizened old hands back and nods. It is active. 5:52PM Radek: ...Alright. Now it only need arrive ''outside'' to begin. 5:52PM The Gravedigger: Gravy pumps his throwing arm helpfully. 5:52PM Frezak (GM): Oops 5:53PM Radek: Do try to be ''careful'' with what could be our only means of escape from this horrid place. 5:53PM Ganelon: Kyrule is likely a reliable means of escape, he just doesn't want to admit it. 5:54PM Apheori (GM): She's so reliable. 5:54PM Amadi: I might have a hot air baloon and a twister somwhere... but yes, let's actually succeed for a change. 5:54PM Apheori (GM): Actually, yeah. She would be contractually obligated to send you all home the instant you ask. XD 5:54PM Frezak (GM): Success... Is for the weak! 5:55PM Apheori (GM): Does Grfavy chuck it at a... horrible gleaming shape? Gravy* 5:56PM Frezak (GM): No. I first make a hole to where it needs to a go. A hole of passage! 5:56PM Apheori (GM): Another hole? 5:56PM Frezak (GM): A teeny tiny one! Or... 5:56PM Apheori (GM): Where and how? 5:56PM Frezak (GM): I shovel aside all that is not where it needs to go. I just wedge this Conceptual Shovel under the concept of Here and move it aside long enough to pitch this device to There. MEGA MAGICAL GRAVY FULCRUUUUM 5:57PM Apheori (GM): Er. Roll something. And describe what this actually looks like to the others? 5:57PM Ganelon: This is clearly the best solution. Make another hole. 5:58PM Frezak (GM): This isn't a hole! It's like lifting the carpet up. 5:58PM Gaurav: Can Rhu do some sort of acrobatic assist on the throwing? Otherwise, he can pray to Hazz or something. 5:58PM Apheori (GM): Rhu: Roll arcana to figure out what he's even doing? 5:59PM Gaurav: Hazz first. 5:59PM Rhu: rolling d20+10 religion check to pray for our success ( 19 )+10 = 29 5:59PM Apheori (GM): Success at what? 5:59PM Rhu: rolling d20+5 arcana check ( 1 )+5 = 6 6:00PM Apheori (GM): As far as you know, they're just talking about digging. 6:00PM Frezak (GM): Gravy hefts his shovel and squints a little, appears to wiggle the shovel forwards and then it's not there but there and more real and less real than it should. He wedges the haft to keep this ungap open, and pitches the device through, before putting back the shovel. As the area around sighs with relief that he's done prodding it, he salutes Radek. Or at least that's what he TRIES to do. rolling 1D20+11 SHOVELLAGE ( 20 )+11 = 31 6:00PM Gaurav: Success at whatever Gravy and Greibel are up to. 6:00PM Frezak (GM): YEAH MOTHERFUCKERS 6:00PM Apheori (GM): Yeah, Rhu knows nothing. 6:00PM Gaurav: Gravy and Radek, sorry. 6:00PM Apheori (GM): You don't even know who's up to it, let alone that they're up to anything. Rhu wonders what's for lunch. 6:02PM Apheori (GM): Frezak: It works. The shovel parts the space and gets the device in, but then when he moves to remove the shovel, something oozes out. Dark, gleaming, full of whispers, covering the shovel's blade... 6:02PM Ganelon: It's Filth. 6:02PM Apheori (GM): Shh. 6:02PM Ellemerr (GM): We know all about Filth here. 6:02PM Ganelon: Sorry, had to make the comparison. 6:02PM Frezak (GM): Gravy shakes the shovel. 6:02PM The Gravedigger: Shoo! Mine! 6:02PM Apheori (GM): Although yes, from what I can tell, filth is totally this stuff. >.> 6:03PM The Gravedigger: Find your own conceptual tool! 6:03PM Frezak (GM): It totally is Filth. 6:03PM Apheori (GM): The stuff molds to the form of the shovel and replaces it. 6:04PM Kyrule: Oh dear. 6:04PM The Gravedigger: Aaaagh! MY SHOVEL 6:04PM Greibel: Eeeeew 6:04PM Apheori (GM): Radek: How is the navigator supposed to work? The Gravedigger shakes harder. 6:04PM Apheori (GM): Like what's it doing? 6:04PM Gaurav: Might the dark dagger than freaks Dave out help? We could try to scrape it out or stab it or something. 6:04PM Apheori (GM): Gravy: Roll arcana. 6:04PM Frezak (GM): You want to STAB my shovel?! 6:04PM Ganelon: It's supposed to blaze trails, Names. 6:05PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+4 ( 3 )+4 = 7 6:05PM Apheori (GM): Does it do all this on its own? And then report back? 6:05PM Ganelon: Look for what it's meant to, find a safe path there, and keep that path stable. What it should be doing here is a bit different. Well, a little bit. 6:05PM Gaurav: Not your shovel, just the icky Filth stuff. Not enough things are being stabbed right now, is all I'm saying. 6:05PM Apheori (GM): Frezak: It's still your shovel. Plus or minus a few concepts. Probably. 6:06PM Ganelon: It should be attempting to locate The Thing and then establish a bridge between here and there for us. 6:06PM Frezak (GM): Gravy tries to intimidate the Filth. 6:06PM The Gravedigger: Bleeeuargh! 6:06PM Ganelon: Since I have doubts that it could just grab The Thing and bring it back here, we'll have to go there once it's been found again. Although if it's doing its (entirely untested) job correctly, the journey should be rather safe. 6:07PM Apheori (GM): And now you actually want the thing? Oh dear. Gravy: Roll intimidate, add whatever you want. 6:08PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+12 ( 20 )+12 = 32 (str-based) I am so good at Holes. 6:08PM Ganelon: Well. We found your 20s, Frezak. 6:09PM Apheori (GM): At your shovel? 6:09PM Frezak (GM): I need to crate these and take them to other games. 6:09PM Apheori (GM): Which you're holding? 6:09PM Frezak (GM): Yes, Names. I scream at the filthy bits. And make faces. 6:10PM Apheori (GM): The shovel falls out of your hand and impales the ground, opening up another hole behind it, revealing... not quite a stable path, but something, leading out of this place, into the dark. Shimmers form a surface to walk on. Not quite stars gleam in the depths. 6:11PM Gaurav: Ooo. 6:11PM Frezak (GM): I stride in. SHovels are always good. 6:12PM Radek: Hmph. Radek gradually rises to his feet and stares into the hole. 6:12PM Ganelon: This looks ''about right'', then? Kyrule comes over and puts a hand on the shovel's handle, holding it in place, also peering in. 6:12PM Apheori (GM): About right. Not as good as it ought to have been, perhaps 6:12PM Frezak (GM): I draw a backup shovel as I go. Radek nods to Kyrule. 6:13PM Radek: Keep this open, or I make no guarantees about my return. 6:13PM Apheori (GM): Gravy: The path is worn, like too old fabric, but it holds underfoot. 6:13PM Ganelon: He'll follow Gravy. 6:13PM Kyrule: Good luck. 6:13PM Frezak (GM): Behind Gravy is a great place to be. OH I equip my midget. 6:13PM Greibel: Bring back cake! 6:14PM Frezak (GM): In case. 6:14PM Rhu: (to Greibel) Aren't you coming? 6:14PM Amadi: (to Griebel) I'll give you cake on the way? 6:14PM Kyrule: Better that fewer go than more. Greibel looks at Rhu and then suddenly looks like he's realized something awful Amadi holds up a cupcake. 6:14PM Kyrule: Too much wear and it could fall to pieces. 6:15PM (To Greibel): It's definitely going to fall apart. 6:15PM Amadi: Aw. You're no fun. 6:15PM (From Bear Soup Guy): heeeeheee 6:15PM (To Amadi): This is a really bad idea and the others shouldn't come. Amadi pouts at Kyrule and eats the cupcake. 6:15PM Greibel: You heard the Goddess. You don't need all my uh...drugs weighing down this ethereal non-path. 6:16PM (To Amadi): It could be hilarious. 6:16PM Greibel: So many drugs. They're so heavy. 6:16PM Rhu: There might be fighting to do. I should go. 6:16PM (From Amadi): It's okay. xD 6:16PM Greibel: I don't know how I manage to walk on my own two legs sometimes. 6:16PM Amadi: That's probably a terrible idea, Rhu! Amadi grins at him and gives him a thumbs-up. 6:17PM Frezak (GM): Welp. Come on, Grump. 6:17PM Ganelon: The Grump's already ''gone''. 6:17PM Frezak (GM): I'm ahead of you! 6:17PM Apheori (GM): So's Gravy. 6:17PM Ganelon: He's gone relative to these clowns. 6:17PM Apheori (GM): So did Rhu follow? Rhu follows them. 6:17PM Apheori (GM): Oh dear. 6:17PM Frezak (GM): AND HE WAS NEVER SEEN AGAIN Greibel stands behind looking around at the darkness 6:18PM Apheori (GM): ...quite possibly. Greibel it's dark, and threatening 6:18PM Gaurav: We all have our dead ends to find. 6:18PM Greibel: WAIT FOR ME! Greibel chases after Rhu 6:18PM Kyrule: No, don't... Oh, bugger. (yelling after) Fine! I'll just stay here, all alone with the scary darkness, with nobody to help me keep the path open if something goes wrong! Which it will! Amadi shrugs her shoulders apologetically at Kyrule and hurries after Greibel. 6:20PM Amadi: Sorry! Key! You know how it is! 6:20PM Kyrule: ...it is a really good thing I'm not really Kyrule. 6:20PM Frezak (GM): Hah! 6:20PM Apheori (GM): Amadi: Gravy carried you. 6:20PM Frezak (GM): She just leaves to set up a doughnut shop. 6:20PM Bear Soup Guy: THE PLOT THICKENS Thick like donut glaze 6:20PM Gaurav: Like soup. 6:20PM Apheori (GM): Well, then. You head down the path. The stars feel like they're singing. 6:22PM (To Amadi): The real Kyrule would definitely not survive this. Radek spends his journey taking observational notes, paying only enough attention elsewhere to continue following Gravy. 6:22PM (To Amadi): Fortunately this one not only can, but can even resolve the hole thing if you all get too distracted and don't come back! 6:22PM Ganelon: "Interesting. One of these stars is tonedeaf." 6:23PM Apheori (GM): There are a few turns. 6:23PM Bear Soup Guy: XD 6:23PM Gaurav: But which one?! We must find out. 6:23PM Frezak (GM): Gravy humms a cheery burial song. 6:23PM Apheori (GM): One of the forks has a sense of future. One has a sense of endings. WHICH DO YOU CHOOSE? BEcause you came to a fork. 6:24PM Frezak (GM): I vote endings because I am the Gravedigger. Amadi sings too. The lyrics are pretty much "this is the worst idea and how the universe ends, most likely". 6:24PM (To Amadi): Future is the correct choice. 6:25PM Ganelon: I'm not paying enough attention to make a decision IC. I think I'd much prefer to end things in a manner which results in there being a favorable future, but uh... 6:25PM Apheori (GM): It's probably up to Gravedigger/Amadi, since they're in the lead. Amadi points down the "future" path, still singing. 6:25PM Apheori (GM): Gravedigger still carrying Amadi? 6:26PM Frezak (GM): Gravy droops and follows the midgety finger. Yeah. Maybe not? 6:26PM Apheori (GM): Droops? 6:26PM Ellemerr (GM): No. She's on her own legs for a change. 6:26PM Apheori (GM): Mmkay. 6:26PM Ellemerr (GM): Since she wasn't even gonna come. 6:26PM Apheori (GM): Right. 6:27PM Bear Soup Guy: I've always liked the idea of us failing miserably at the last hurdle and the universe being destroyed while we watch going "Oops" But favorable future is probably the more sane option 6:27PM Apheori (GM): But the former would be hilarious. 6:27PM Bear Soup Guy: Indeed 6:27PM Apheori (GM): ...and not exactly unprecedented for this universe, either. >.> 6:27PM Frezak (GM): Nah, just put the universe in its grave, so it doesn't get worse. Just end it all now! It's not too late! 6:28PM Apheori (GM): ...actually I maaaay have already written that ending into the story. So which way do you go? 6:28PM Ganelon: Sounds like Future. 6:28PM Apheori (GM): Droopily following what Amadi pointed at? 6:28PM Frezak (GM): Yup. Yup. 6:28PM Apheori (GM): Okay. You go on. 6:28PM Ganelon: I could probably point out that the future could be ''horrible'', too. But we'll se. SEE. Ugh. 6:29PM Apheori (GM): At some point you notice you're not even walking anymore, just drifting, moving forward. Or whatever forward even is. The path is woven in shapes that you can't quite make out, patterns more complex than anything you've seen... 6:29PM Frezak (GM): So it's normal to Greibel, then. 6:29PM Apheori (GM): And the singing, the star song, it has voices in it now. 6:29PM Frezak (GM): He basically doesn't know we entered the magic tunnel. 6:29PM Bear Soup Guy: Truth 6:29PM Frezak (GM): I DO NOT LISTEN TO THE VOICES. 6:29PM Apheori (GM): Radek: Roll... perform or whatever? 6:30PM Frezak (GM): Gravy does not listen to the VOICES. Graves tells him not to. 6:30PM Gaurav: Should we roll something to not listen to the voices? 6:30PM Ellemerr (GM): Amadi sings her own songs. Maybe the stars listen. 6:31PM Bear Soup Guy: BRB 6:31PM Apheori (GM): Gaurav: If you want. 6:31PM Ganelon: Perform...? Sounds like not his area of expertise. Which ability score? Charisma? 6:32PM Apheori (GM): I guess just perception. But add charisma on top if you want. 6:32PM Ganelon: Oh, it's +0. 6:32PM Apheori (GM): Oh, well. 6:33PM Ganelon: I was just asking because, well, that's what older editions which actually had Perform as a skill used. 6:33PM Apheori (GM): Yeah. >.< 6:33PM Ganelon: ...Even dancing was purely charisma-based. You could have no dexterity and still be an amazing dancer, somehow. 6:33PM Apheori (GM): Snrk. Weird. 6:33PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20+10 Perception ( 15 )+10 = 25 6:33PM Gaurav: Maybe you would be dancing adorably badly or something. 6:34PM Apheori (GM): Radek: Some of the stars really are tone deaf. 6:34PM Frezak (GM): That's not the weirdest thing we'd have learnt. 6:34PM Apheori (GM): I'll be right back as well. 6:35PM Bear Soup Guy: And I'm back 6:35PM Frezak (GM): It's like Tag-Team. 6:35PM Ganelon: That definitely goes in his notes. 6:35PM Frezak (GM): Stars..... suck..... 6:36PM Apheori (GM): Okay. You continue on, sort of swimming now through the passage. The sense of power grows, familiar, much like last time, but without the horrid, sickenning strangeness about it. 6:36PM Frezak (GM): Well, that's refreshing. 6:37PM Apheori (GM): Another fork. One way is truth. Another is past, another void. Amadi: d20. 6:38PM Ellemerr (GM): rolling 1d20 ( 20 ) = 20 6:38PM (To Radek): Last time you did this, there were hints at truth. Like that everything was true... 6:38PM (From Ganelon): Excellent. 6:38PM (To Amadi): Truth and void. They need to not go past. 6:39PM (To Amadi): Except if they did, they could... 6:39PM (To Amadi): ...so much pain could go away. 6:39PM Ellemerr (GM): I think maybe when those people mowed the lawn earlier, all the lucky clovers got grind up and flew in through the window. They're now making my eyes and throat itch and making us roll like gods. 6:39PM Apheori (GM): XD 6:40PM Frezak (GM): We should mow the lawns on Tuesdays, too. For the game I roll like ass in. Ellemerr (GM) points, a little uncertainly, at void, before moving her finger over to truth. 6:40PM Apheori (GM): Which way do you go? 6:40PM Frezak (GM): I follow the midgety finger. 6:41PM Ellemerr (GM): And that should be Amadi. >.> 6:42PM Apheori (GM): Truth leads on into light, brilliant, horrible, all-encompassing. 6:42PM The Gravedigger: Aaagh! 6:42PM Apheori (GM): It is a part of you, but it is also more than you. It is everything you are and ever were, and everything you've lost as mortals... 6:42PM Amadi: Sorry. The others were... worse. Probably. 6:42PM The Gravedigger: Really? 6:43PM Apheori (GM): Ït's only blinding at first. Then it fades into the background like crickets. Radek pauses briefly from his fervent data-entry, though he doesn't look up from the tablet itself. 6:43PM Radek: ...Don't worry, this is well within our projected margins for failure. 6:43PM Amadi: ''Probably''. 6:43PM The Gravedigger: We have margins? 6:43PM Radek: Always. 6:43PM The Gravedigger: I know we have failure, but margins? Gosh. 6:43PM Radek: I don't share my calculations on how ''much'' we can fail before the world is destroyed. It would be bad for morale, and I fear some of you may regard it as a challenge. 6:44PM The Gravedigger: Great. Awesome. 6:44PM Apheori (GM): I love Radek. 6:44PM Radek: This light feels familiar, yes? Although we are experiencing it from a... ''more'' stable environment. 6:45PM Frezak (GM): I dunno, does it? 6:45PM Apheori (GM): Very. 6:45PM The Gravedigger: Yup! Very! 6:46PM Ganelon: Now, OOC for a moment, what do you want to do with all this potential? ...I mean, I'm pretty sure this is literally the concept of potential, or something close to it. 6:46PM Frezak (GM): Excise the horrible thing! So we can blow it up safely. Use Something to separate Nothing from Maybe. Then nuke it. 6:47PM Ganelon: So... you want to contain the source of the holes (some kind of ravenous, sentient emptiness) and then destroy it? 6:47PM Frezak (GM): Yup. Ganelon shrugs. 6:47PM Ganelon: Why not. 6:47PM Frezak (GM): All right! 6:48PM Apheori (GM): You tumble out of the light into a space, clear and vast, but all laid out before you. 6:48PM The Gravedigger: Aaagh! 6:48PM Apheori (GM): The Navigator is nearby, marking the path, floating much as you are. 6:48PM The Gravedigger: Oh, hello Mr. Robot. 6:48PM Apheori (GM): All around is the light, and all alround that is the singing of a thousand and a thousand and a thousand stars. 6:48PM The Gravedigger: Thanks for doing the thing. 6:49PM Apheori (GM): An unerneath it all is dark. You're all just floating. Swimming, sort of. You an move and stuff. Radek offers the machine a silent nod of congratulations. It performed its task adequately - the highest accolade a robot can receive. 6:49PM Apheori (GM): And in the middle is a light, small and closed. All the power, all the potentiality, all the promise of the Shovel, and so much more, too. Simply sitting there. Glowing. An orb the size of Amadi's head. Colourful and not singing at all. 6:50PM The Gravedigger: Hello! 6:50PM Ganelon: We left ''a'' shovel behind. Do we have spares, or do I need to hammer something into the shape of one? 6:50PM The Gravedigger: We'd like to fix the worlds, please! 6:50PM Frezak (GM): We left the concept of a shovel. I have a selection on mundane ones in reserve. 6:51PM Apheori (GM): The orb hums. It seems to understand. It seems to even agree. 6:51PM Frezak (GM): Masterworked mundanity mind you. 6:51PM The Gravedigger: Thanks! Don't mind the grump, his heart-metaphor is in the right metaphor-place. 6:51PM Gaurav: Heh. 6:51PM Radek: ...Tch. 6:51PM Frezak (GM): I go grab this stuff. 6:52PM Apheori (GM): The orb? 6:52PM Frezak (GM): Yes. 6:52PM (To Amadi): You don't know what this is. You should know, you think, but you don't. 6:52PM (To Amadi): That may or may not be very worrying. Or neat! 6:52PM Amadi: Well... this is fancy. Or bad. Let's go with fancy. Amadi nods a couple of times to herself to assure herself that it is indeed fancy rather than bad. 6:53PM Apheori (GM): The Gravedigger drifts over the orb and picks it up with hands not quite real, but more real than anything in all the worlds. 6:53PM The Gravedigger: Tingly! 6:54PM Apheori (GM): It soaks into his skin, showing the worlds, promising strangeness. The vastness is huge. 6:54PM The Gravedigger: Gosh! 6:54PM Apheori (GM): Uh, 22 against will? 6:54PM Frezak (GM): YUP. I have the willpower of a fig. 6:54PM Apheori (GM): You feel yourself losing yourself against its hugeness. 6:55PM Gaurav: Crap. 6:55PM Frezak (GM): Um. 6:55PM Ganelon: ...What's this look like on the outside? 6:55PM Apheori (GM): But you can see them. All the worlds, all the realms, universes on top of universes, full of permutations. The all have names, written on the undersides of shapes... To the rest of you, he looks like he's glowing massively. And it's absorbing into his hands. 6:56PM Frezak (GM): Don't suppose Graves stepss in? >.> 6:56PM (To Amadi): He's becoming the Worlds. 6:56PM Gaurav: What sort of names? Can we read them? 6:56PM Apheori (GM): Go for it. You can't see them, just him. Amadi is suddenly convinced that this might actually be more bad than fancy. 6:56PM Amadi: Heshouldnotbedoingthat! 6:56PM Apheori (GM): Bring in the Graves! 6:57PM Gaurav: Oh, that's his view. Got it. Radek is a bit busy holding a hand in front of his face and squinting. 6:58PM Ganelon: I vote that we use Rhu. 6:59PM Apheori (GM): Radek: It's not even a hand you're holding up, but the concept of a hand, now. Radek: Also you're seeing a little bit of what Gravy is seeing and feeling, too. Which might be part of the problem. >.> 6:59PM Graves: Hey. Get the fuck back, kid. Y'aint done here yet. You're not being anything other than Gravy over my dead body. And I don't have one. So back you pop. Graves attempts to assume control of Gravy's part of the Gravedigger and yank it back. 7:00PM Apheori (GM): Does Graves actually appear, is the voice just happening in the space, or is it only in Gravy's head? 7:00PM Frezak (GM): Graves only exists inside the Gravedigger. 7:00PM Ganelon: When everything is concepts, I don't see why they couldn't literally be wrestling right in front of us. Amadi drags sunglasses out of her pockets and puts a pair on Gravy, before tossing some to the others, too. 7:00PM Frezak (GM): He's just a mental construct. 7:00PM Gaurav: What Gan said. 7:00PM Frezak (GM): He MIGHT appear given all this conceptual shizzle, though. Rhu puts the sunglasses on. Amadi (the sunglasses don't look exactly right. The glasses appear to be made of very dark soap-bubbleness.) 7:01PM Apheori (GM): You all hear an oddly familiar disembodied voice that ain't quite the gravedigger's. And, uh, roll to yank. Somhow. Radek stares through the sunglasses, then lowers them and tries to see the light in its entirety. 7:02PM Ganelon: If he's seeing ''all that'', I want in. But not into his head. That'd be terrible. 7:02PM Apheori (GM): Radek: The sunglasses change the light. They show its colours. But the colours aren't all of it. 7:02PM Frezak (GM): Um. If Graves is the mental arm of the gravedigger, he'll yank with the mental equivalent of Gravy's arm. 7:02PM Apheori (GM): Although you might be able to use them. Separate them? Something? 7:02PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+11 ( 14 )+11 = 25 7:02PM Ganelon: Oh, in that case, glasses on. 7:03PM Apheori (GM): Gravy flies backwards from the orb, and it hums sadly. 7:03PM The Gravedigger: Urgh. 7:03PM Apheori (GM): To Gravy, All the worlds, all the names, vanish immediately. 7:03PM The Gravedigger: Aw. 7:03PM (To Greibel): This place has a horrible loneliness about it. 7:04PM (To Rhu): This place feels oddly lonely. Abandoned. 7:04PM Gaurav: Can Greibel see all that light/universes stuff? Also, more importantly: did he bring Rasputin in with him? Greibel shivers 7:04PM (To Amadi): It's lonely. Horrible, dangerous, and so alone, for so long... Radek raises his conceptual hands - tools of manipulation - and studies the light. 7:04PM Bear Soup Guy: Rasputin follows Greibel everywhere 7:04PM Apheori (GM): Rasputin is probably on Greibel's shoulder now. 7:04PM Radek: What happened, Gravedigger? I have an incomplete picture. 7:05PM (To Greibel): Also, yes, you do se some of the worlds and names and light and singing and strangeness. But it's not just the orb. It's everywhere. 7:05PM (To Greibel): But it's also definitely not actually here. 7:06PM The Gravedigger: Um. I saw everything. It's a bit... big? Radek scoffs. 7:06PM Radek: Of course it is. ...That is why we break down the problem. 7:07PM Amadi: ... Lonely, too. 7:07PM Ganelon: I would like to attempt to deconstruct this light. 7:07PM Rhu: (to Amadi) You felt that, too? You need something to be lonely, though. What is it? This place? This orb? 7:08PM Ganelon: Separate what is useful from what is not - or if I cannot tell that - study how it changes when parts are removed, and how those parts interact with one another. 7:08PM The Gravedigger: Um. Okay? Amadi frets a little. 7:08PM Amadi: I... don't know. I should know, but... Greibel walks up to Rhu and embraces him tightly 7:08PM The Gravedigger: If it's everything, there's nothing else to be with? 7:08PM Greibel: I don't want to be aloooooooooone! 7:08PM Frezak (GM): MAN-HUG Avoid touching manbits. Rhu hugs Greibel back, looking a bit confused. 7:09PM Bear Soup Guy: s/walks/floats 7:09PM Rhu: You're lonely too? 7:09PM Greibel: SO ALONE I wish I had pizza rolls! 7:09PM Rhu: (pats his head) There, there. (to Amadi) Do you have any pizza rolls? 7:09PM Ganelon: Now if this is ''really'' everything that is or can be, logically a permanent solution to the holes must be found here (if such a thing is even possible). 7:10PM Gaurav: I like to imagine that Greibel collided into Rhu so unexpectedly that they're now spinning head-over-heels past everybody else. 7:10PM Ganelon: And if it's not, well, we're just going to have to break something. 7:10PM Bear Soup Guy: XD 7:10PM Gaurav: Unless we're about to spread the Holes to all the universes that haven't yet fallen apart. 7:10PM Apheori (GM): Gan: Roll arcana and use some sort of tools. You can make them up. You want to break down the light and fiddle with it. ? Apheori (GM) cackles vaguely. 7:12PM Ganelon: That is correct. I'm a scientist! Breaking things to understand them is nearly everything I do. rolling 1d20+16 Arcana ( 7 )+16 = 23 Amadi digs through her pockets for a very long time, eventually bringing out half a rolled-up pizza, slightly burnt. 7:13PM Apheori (GM): Tell me your tools for however you begin. 7:13PM Ganelon: I imagine that breaking down light is done with prisms. Objects of crystal, glass... you know. 7:14PM Rhu: (to Greibel) There, see? Eat that up and you'll feel better. 7:14PM Ganelon: Lenses, too. Greibel takes the roll with a grateful not and gets into a "sitting" sort of position in the nothingness to eat it 7:15PM Bear Soup Guy: s/not/nod 7:15PM Ganelon: But there's no need to limit ourselves to the visible spectrum, naturally. Plenty of wave-form radiation's invisible. 7:15PM Apheori (GM): Radek uses lenses to separate the light. He winds up with two much smaller orbs, one blue, one groarnge. 7:15PM Ganelon: Excellent! What are the properties of each? 7:16PM Apheori (GM): They're fist-sized, glowing, floating. They seem to want to be specific distances from the larger orb. One of them has an odd feeling of fear about it. 7:17PM Gaurav: Can we all feel the fear? Maybe Greibel should try communicating with it with a Nature check. 7:17PM Apheori (GM): Only if you get up close to it. 7:18PM Bear Soup Guy: Wheee squiggles 7:18PM Ganelon: Go for it. I'm going to be sifting through orbs until I can isolate Creation. If I may. Rhu tries to push myself in the direction of the fear-orb, still bear-hugging Greibel. 7:19PM Rhu: himself* rolling d20+11 acrobatics check ( 3 )+11 = 14 Greibel chomps the pizza bewilderdly 7:20PM Apheori (GM): Rhu pulls Greibel over to Radek and his orbs. Radek: Make more orbs? 7:22PM (To Greibel): It's not fear. It's the terror of creation. It's the sense of being overwhelmed by something unexpected, of not knowing how this came about, of unending uncertainty. 7:23PM Ganelon: Yes. Until I find the orb that makes. 7:23PM Apheori (GM): Arcana! 7:23PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20+16 ( 13 )+16 = 29 7:24PM Apheori (GM): You separate out another orb, pulling it from the ambient light around you. This one has no colour, only a sad song, lost, forgotten. It is black, gleaming almost like the holes themselves, but not. It is simply a piece of the overall picture. 7:25PM Ganelon: I hope I'm not just - oh, who am I kidding, if I were destroying entire universes by doing this, I'd still do it without regrets. Apheori (GM) giggles. 7:25PM Ganelon: I suppose if touching an orb is a means to understand... I'll try it on this dark one. Radek has... ''okay'' Will, too. 7:25PM (To Amadi): The patterns are old, and they held much the same in so many different universes. You never knew what tied them together, but the same things always kept appearing in each... 7:26PM Apheori (GM): Do it. How do you touch it? 7:26PM Ganelon: With my conceptual forehead. (Alt answer: by treating it like a hackey-sack ball) 7:27PM Apheori (GM): You bonk your forehead into it? 7:27PM Ganelon: Well not ''violently'', but yeah. 7:27PM Apheori (GM): Okay. 18 on will? 7:28PM Ganelon: I have 19, so that is just barely a success for me. 7:28PM Apheori (GM): Cool. The orb is a sense of loss, of sacrifice. Of so many things forgotten, of so much given for the smallest of improvements. It is the lives, the worlds, the hells. The family and the love, on so many levels, so many different beings, all faded, all, eventually gone. (It doesn't consume you or try to meld into you or anything, though.) Radek frowns and waves the orb away. Loss is not what he is looking for. 7:33PM Apheori (GM): Radek: You could probably keep doing this indefinitely, playing the lottery with the light hopinh you'll stumble on the right thing. You need something to narrow it down. But then, you seem to have all the time in the world, here... 7:34PM Ganelon: Something, eh? 7:34PM Apheori (GM): Maybe. You could use Greibel. 7:34PM Ganelon: ...Elaborate. 7:34PM Apheori (GM): He's right next to you. He's very perceptive to... things regarding the nature of reality. He might make a good seive. Sounding board. Tuning fork. Collander. And he's eating pizza. 7:35PM Greibel: A greasy, greasy collander 7:35PM Bear Soup Guy: err Yeah, you know what, Greibel just kind of says that out loud for no reason Radek slowly turns his head towards the druid and fixes him with a steely, discerning glare. 7:36PM Frezak (GM): Totally believable IC action, BSG :P Greibel looks up at Radek with cheese hanging out of his mouth 7:37PM Apheori (GM): XD 7:37PM Frezak (GM): "Whuh?" 7:38PM Apheori (GM): Rhu's also right there. I dunno if this affects anything. (being the one who pulled Greibel over) 7:38PM Radek: I... Radek hesitates, looking very irritated. This is one of the hardest things he's ever had to say. 7:38PM Radek: ...I could... ''use'' your help. 7:39PM Greibel: Well...sure! Greibel wipes his hands on his shirt 7:39PM Greibel: Whaddaya need? 7:39PM Amadi: Hopefully not pizza. I think that was the last of it. 7:39PM Radek: Come here. I'm trying to separate aspects of value from this core. 7:40PM Gaurav: Rhu's just trying desperately to not mess anything up in here. 7:40PM Greibel: Sounds exhausting 7:41PM Radek: Identifying them is simple enough once they've been isolated. What I need is targets. ...And this source is too vast to explore. What do you think? 7:43PM Greibel: What you need is a metal detector...orb detec....uh...relevance detector....a sieve. 7:44PM Radek: That is correct. Thank you for volunteering. 7:44PM Frezak (GM): "Now, allow me to open your cranium" 7:44PM Ganelon: Unless the video-game abstraction of "using" Greibel applies here, I'm not sure quite how to do it. 7:45PM Bear Soup Guy: I am similarly unsure 7:45PM Gaurav: Just grab him by the legs and shove him head-first into the orb. Greibel makes an "urk" sound 7:45PM Gaurav: Alternatively, I like my previous idea of trying a nature check on the sad orb. 7:45PM Bear Soup Guy: XD 7:45PM Gaurav: Er, lonely orb. 7:48PM Apheori (GM): Just do the first thing that pops into your head. And then both roll... something. 7:48PM Bear Soup Guy: Suppose I'll roll Nature 7:48PM Radek: Stand- Radek shakes his head. 7:48PM Radek: ''Float'' over here and focus your attention on the core. Greibel floats over, bumbling into Radek for lack of coordination Radek grumbles irritably and takes out his tablet. After a moment's consideration, he reaches a hand into the screen and pulls out an extremely thin, shining filament, which he plugs into the back of Greibel's head. 7:52PM Ganelon: I'll stick to my own specialization. 7:52PM Greibel: Oik! 7:52PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20+16 Arcana ( 6 )+16 = 22 Pfah. 7:52PM Frezak (GM): So this is... Shadowrun, now? 7:53PM Ganelon: Why not! The first thing that popped into my head was running a cable into Greibel's head. Apheori (GM) giggles. 7:53PM Bear Soup Guy: And the cable was the first thing that popped into Greibel's head 7:54PM Gaurav: Hee. 7:54PM Apheori (GM): Greibel: Roll. 7:54PM Bear Soup Guy: rolling 1d20+14 nature ( 14 )+14 = 28 7:54PM Ganelon: I can think of no better way for Radek to interpret what his sieve is seeing, or doing, than by abstracting it to a conceptual computer. 7:56PM Apheori (GM): Okay. 7:56PM Ganelon: I would not even consider trying to share thoughts with him. That would be bad for both parties. 7:57PM Apheori (GM): Roll again to actually try to get another ball? Now that it's all set up. Or whatever. 7:57PM Gaurav: I dunno, Greibel's insane creativity combined with Radek's sharp intelligence could be pretty awesome. 7:57PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20+16 ( 10 )+16 = 26 That's the world-ending event right there, Gaurav. 7:58PM Bear Soup Guy: rolling 1d20+14 nature ( 7 )+14 = 21 7:58PM Ganelon: Gradek builds something and the whole world goes "oops" as it's just twisted into incomprehensibility. The last line in the story is a garbled mess of letters, numbers, and symbols with no relation to one-another. 7:59PM Apheori (GM): You wind up with six orbs, sieved out of the light, hovering equidistant, buzzing. Each on its own is fairly meaningless, just bits and pieces, building blocks of space. But together, together they add up to something more beautiful than anything you've seen, glowing bright, buzzing, shimmering, full of raw potential. 8:02PM Greibel: Oooo, shiny. 8:03PM Ganelon: Marvelous. I touch one! Same way as last time. 8:05PM Apheori (GM): It's... heavy. Forceful. It likes patterns, likes to rearrange things, to pull them down, into place, exactly into place. It's not clear what your place would be, however. 8:05PM Frezak (GM): Under its orderly BOOT 8:06PM Gaurav: It's a micromanager! 8:06PM Apheori (GM): I just unintentionall ate an entire meal. O_o 8:06PM Gaurav: Heh. What was it? 8:06PM Apheori (GM): Chicken, green beans, and bread with jam. 8:07PM Gaurav: Chicken and jam? 8:07PM Apheori (GM): Bread and jam. >.> I ate the chicken and I was still hungry, so I ate the beans, and I was still hungry, so I got some bread. Aaaanyhoo. 8:08PM Ganelon: I like this one. And Radek knows what his place is. He is the one who sees the blueprints. He is the one who designs the pieces and decides what they do. Certainly, he is forceful. His goal is to force those designs into place and bring an end to this chaos devouring all of creation. I will claim this orb. If it does not understand my place, I simply need to explain it. 8:12PM Gaurav: Patiently. 8:13PM Ganelon: I have all the time in the world. 8:13PM Apheori (GM): It is very small, and not very bright. It only understands specific things. How do you claim it? By absorbing it into yourself? 8:13PM Ganelon: Yes. 8:13PM (To Amadi): He's going to turn himself into a god. >.> 8:13PM Frezak (GM): Oh, GREAT. 8:14PM Apheori (GM): You absorb the weight orb, and the other five try to come with it, trying to then use you as their cornerstone in its place. But the balance is shifted, and the song of the six, once so beautiful, has become discordant... 8:14PM Ganelon: I'll need to know what they do. Some may be rejected. 8:15PM Apheori (GM): You touch the others? 8:15PM Ganelon: Sounds like they're trying to touch me. 8:15PM (From Amadi): Rather him than me! 8:15PM Apheori (GM): Only sort of. As much as anything they're trying to remain exact distance away. The distance keeps changing, though, and they keep jittering. But if you move you'll pretty much certainly start running into them. 8:16PM Ganelon: I have the power of force, yes? Gravity? 8:16PM Apheori (GM): Yup. Amadi frowns just a tiny bit. 8:17PM Amadi: Well... that's not what I'd have done. 8:17PM Ganelon: Then may I "tell" these orbs what their place is? 8:17PM (To Amadi): The hilarious thing is he wants 'creation' - the whole lot of the six comprise that, or at leas a simulacrum of that. 8:17PM Apheori (GM): Nope. They have no mass. They know their own places - at each corner to each other, and to the one you absorbed. 8:18PM Ganelon: Ah well. Alright then, let's go examining the rest of them. Radek drifts forwards. 8:19PM Radek: ...This is what the Gravedigger sought. 8:19PM Apheori (GM): Another one bonks into Radek. 8:19PM Radek: Somewhere in this potential is the solution to our problem. 8:21PM Apheori (GM): This one is distinct, individual. It pushes everything away, and that makes the patterns that the other likes so much. It keeps things from balling, instead spreading out, showing worlds as separate entities. It is alone, and it wants everything to be alone. 8:22PM (To Amadi): I dunno enough about science to actually mak any of this make sense. >.< 8:22PM (To Amadi): Help! Don't let him go through them all individually! 8:22PM (From Amadi): I really cannot help you there! 8:23PM (To Amadi): Buggrit. 8:23PM (To Amadi): Maybe I'll just have them all swarm him or something. 8:23PM Amadi: Er... You do realize you're dealing with a deck of cards as though they were all from different systems? Or... uh... Taking a puzzle ''apart'' in order to swallow each part, like a curious monkey... [re: each piece] 8:25PM Ganelon: I have very little idea what I'm doing. 8:25PM The Gravedigger: Maybe just sort of herd them into the right place? The Gravedigger hums soothingly at the orbs. 8:26PM Radek: The right place is "together". But this puzzle is too great to comprehend as a whole. What else would you have me do? 8:27PM The Gravedigger: Take the puzzle to where you need it? 8:27PM Apheori (GM): RAdek: What do you do with the one you just touched? 8:28PM Rhu: We could take it to a god? 8:28PM Radek: Pfah. 8:28PM Ganelon: Iiiii'll absorb this one too. Radek can live with loneliness. 8:30PM Apheori (GM): You do this, and it compliments the first one strangely, in some parts exactly, in others not so much. The song is full of holes... Then the other four all cram into you all at once and forcibly absorb themselves into you as well. This knocks you over. 8:30PM Ganelon: I was standing? 8:31PM Apheori (GM): You were hovering. In place. Now you're tumbling backwards. 8:31PM Frezak (GM): I rush to grab him. 8:31PM Apheori (GM): Great, Gravy's grabbed him. 8:31PM Frezak (GM): And prevent old man bones breaking. 8:32PM Apheori (GM): Radek: It's overwhelming. They all slam into you at once, covering your entire perception with something you're not quite sure what. White. Dark. Raspberry. It fills you, and you're not even quite clearly you anymore. You're not quite clearly anything. Gravy: He seems a bit stunned and he's glowing, but nothing is overtly broken. 8:33PM Ganelon: Ooooh my. 8:33PM Apheori (GM): One of them got a 20. >.> 8:34PM Amadi: ... Yeah... That's ''one'' of the reasons I wouldn't have done that... 8:34PM Apheori (GM): Actually three of them managed to get through your will. Oh my. 8:34PM Ganelon: ''Shit.'' 8:34PM Frezak (GM): Welp. 8:34PM Apheori (GM): Well, uh... now what? 8:34PM Frezak (GM): We need to find a new smartypants, this one is going to melt. 8:35PM Apheori (GM): What, not even going to try to save him? 8:35PM Gaurav: We'll put him in a jar and carry him around with us. He can shout at us from in there. 8:36PM Ganelon: I would like to try to do everything in my power to remain an individual. I think that's probably important. 8:36PM Rhu: rolling d20+10 religion check to keep Radek safe, or at least no more unsafe than he is now. ( 17 )+10 = 27 8:36PM (To Greibel): Just do whatever you do for an overdose. 8:36PM Ganelon: Whether I have any power to do so is another matter. 8:36PM Gaurav: Does a Heal check many any sort of sense here? 8:36PM (To Greibel): He totally ODed on Creation bits. 8:36PM Frezak (GM): We should really be going to bed over here >.> 8:36PM Apheori (GM): Your heal check was that religion check. Ah . 8:37PM Ellemerr (GM): Yeah... 8:37PM Gaurav: You and your ''beds'' 8:37PM Frezak (GM): It's better than spiked pits 8:37PM Apheori (GM): Rhu: He seems to be getting a little worse. Maybe if you just managed to wake him up? Okay, let's just... this... 8:37PM Rhu: WAKE UP, RADEK! 8:38PM Apheori (GM): That doesn't do anything. Okay, can everyone come monday? 8:38PM Rhu: rolling d20+15 heal check to stimulate Radek chemically -- adrenaline injection, maybe? ( 10 )+15 = 25 8:38PM Bear Soup Guy: Monday sounds fine 8:38PM Apheori (GM): That actually works. You have no idea what you actually gave him, of course, but Radek wakes up flailing. 8:39PM (To Radek): And full of Creation. You did it. 8:39PM Gaurav: Hey! Rhu has extensive first-aid training. 8:40PM (To Radek): You can feel it. All the opposing forces, all the concepts, all the bits and pieces that balance each other out. And in the middle of it, encompassing all of it, is you. 8:40PM Frezak (GM): Should have gone to the expert in chemical stimulants. 8:41PM (From Ganelon): Yesss 8:41PM Ganelon: I'll get you guys a proper angry old man impression next week. 8:41PM (To Amadi): He's a god. He's done it. He's turned himself into a god. The literal sort. 8:42PM Ganelon: Thanks for getting together. And thanks for running this, Names. 8:42PM Apheori (GM): Thank you for making it awesome. I love you all. 8:42PM (From Ellemerr (GM)): Oh dear, another one? ;P 8:42PM (To Ellemerr): Yuuup. 8:42PM Frezak (GM): I would like to thank my dice and totally ignore you guys. Except BSG because he has a special place in my heart. 8:42PM Apheori (GM): Snrk. 8:43PM Bear Soup Guy: The part that will eventually clog your arteries, unfortunately 8:43PM Gaurav: That'll be some autopsy. 8:43PM Frezak (GM): My heart is in a tiny jar somewhere, I lost it. I would like it back. 8:44PM Apheori (GM): I'm sorry, I dunno where anything is in the basement. 8:44PM Frezak (GM): Harrumph! 8:44PM Apheori (GM): It's not even my basement! 8:46PM Gaurav: See you all on Monday at the usual time! 8:46PM Apheori (GM): YESH. 8:47PM Bear Soup Guy: Mmm, sweet adios 10:53PM Kyrule: Test Test Feck.