4:51PM Apheori (GM): Not that I even remember wher we left off. IS EEVERYONE HERE? REEEEADY TO RUMBLE? Is Ellemerr here? 4:52PM Bear Soup Guy: Ready to make slight vibrations I don't know about rumbling 4:52PM Apheori (GM): Is Gan ready to be his crazy old man? 4:52PM Ganelon: I'm here. 4:52PM Gaurav: Given that the last thing to happen to Rhu was nearly falling off a cliff and needing rescue, he is going to stand way back and as still as possible. Can you switch the background map back on? 4:53PM Ganelon: The last thing to happen to Rhu was very possibly saving my life. 4:53PM Apheori (GM): Right, y'all were floating in the... weird between space, surrounded by light. Radek nearly overdosed on light orbs. Rhu injected him with something. Like a proper trained medic and stuff. 4:54PM Gaurav: Oh, right! 4:54PM Apheori (GM): And Radek had been using Greibel as a sieve... But then he got his six orbs and kind of accidentally on purpose absorbed them all into himself. Whereas the Gravedigger had pointedly NOT tried absorbing the great orb in the middle of the space. 4:55PM Frezak (GM): Yup. 4:55PM Apheori (GM): Well. 4:56PM (To Ganelon): You've turned yourself into a god, you know. The literal sort. You have all the aspects of creation at your disposal, free to use in any way you can think of. 4:57PM Apheori (GM): So Radek just woke up flailing after being stabbed in the heart with a syringe by Rhu. Go? 4:57PM (From Ganelon): His past self from like five minutes ago would be so disappointed. 4:57PM (To Ganelon): But not his current? :P 4:57PM (From Ganelon): His current self has a job to do. 4:58PM (To Ganelon): So did his past self! Rhu puts away the syringe with a smug smile. Radek wakes up screaming. 4:58PM Apheori (GM): Uh oh, Rhu may have a saviour complex. Don't let him ever lose a patient! 4:58PM Frezak (GM): This map, Gaurav? 4:59PM Apheori (GM): Nobody's there. You're in the weird light place. The Gravedigger hugs Radek. 4:59PM The Gravedigger: There, there, it's all right. The Gravedigger pats Radek. 4:59PM Frezak (GM): Sure, but it's prettier. 4:59PM Gaurav: He's lost maaaaaany patients in this campaign alone. Luckily, they're usually gods. 5:00PM Apheori (GM): Everyone on weird light place map! We can get back to prettier once I've sorted out npcs or something. Heh. Aaaagh my eye keeps twitching. 5:00PM Frezak (GM): Lack of sleep. 5:00PM Apheori (GM): I got seven hours of sleep! 5:01PM Radek: What.... what have I... Radek pants heavily, staring down at himself. 5:01PM Radek: I'm... still here. 5:01PM Apheori (GM): I should probably not hijack Amadi. Or should I? 5:02PM Ganelon: ...I dunno, did we start without the Merr? 5:02PM Apheori (GM): Yes. We're on a tight schedule. 5:02PM Ganelon: That we are. 5:02PM Rhu: You're not going anywhere until we've fixed... all this. (gestures vaguely at the light surrounding us) 5:03PM Amadi: You want to fix ''this''?! I think you've got your head turned around. Here, I can fix that. Amadi reaches for Rhu's head. The Gravedigger snatches Amadi. 5:03PM The Gravedigger: No head-touching! Rhu tries to dodge Amadi. Amadi climbs up the Gravedigger and fixes his hair instead. 5:04PM Amadi: Pink or green? 5:04PM Apheori (GM): ...sorry. >.> Radek looks up at Gravy. Relieved at first, then increasingly annoyed. 5:04PM Radek: You were right. ...Now get off of me. The Gravedigger releases Radek. 5:06PM The Gravedigger: Wonderful! ... About what? 5:11PM Radek: Coming here - this power. We did need it. Radek chuckles, a bit sadly. 5:11PM Radek: ...I hardly knew what I was doing, before. I don't know if you're wise or just lucky, but you were right. Shall we go? 5:12PM The Gravedigger: Yes! Rhu nods enthusiastically, eager to get out of here. The Gravedigger pumps a shovel heroically. 5:14PM (From Ganelon): Can I just make us all ''be elsewhere?'' 5:14PM (To Ganelon): Ye-es... 5:14PM (From Ganelon): Back to Kyrule? I don't mind walking, but hey, if I wanna show off and all... 5:14PM (To Ganelon): Say where you're trying to go, how specifically you're thinking, what kind of identifiers... 5:15PM (To Ganelon): And then go? 5:15PM Apheori (GM): Or you can be sensible and try scouting it first. Er, that was supposed to be a pm. 5:15PM Ganelon: Eh. 5:16PM Apheori (GM): Well, yes. Do whatever. Apheori (GM) grins. 5:16PM Ganelon: Sensible sounds like my kind of thing. 5:16PM Apheori (GM): But would you think of it? Making sure where you want to go is actually where you'll wind up before actually going? 5:17PM Frezak (GM): We have faith! 5:17PM Apheori (GM): How fried are you? Well, yes. Whatever. THE MADNESS! 5:17PM Ganelon: It's a valid point. This seems like a dangerous time to experiment, though. ...I'll probably still be doing some of that anyways. For now, though, let's leave the way we came. Is the path still open? 5:19PM Apheori (GM): It's falling apart. The navigator is working on it trying to recreate disintigrating bits. Gods dammit I hate airports. I need to take all my stuff to go to the bathroom. Apheori (GM) kicks it. 5:20PM Apheori (GM): So whaddya do? 5:21PM Frezak (GM): Look at Radek to fix things. 5:21PM Gaurav: ^ 5:21PM Frezak (GM): Just wait patiently for him to make the problem go away. 5:22PM Gaurav: Is there any where we can walk to from where we are? A path in the lights or some part of the light looking brighter/dimmer than the others? Radek raises his arms at the path like he's goddamn Moses and attempts to visualize it. 5:22PM Ganelon: Let's try to repair it. Maybe even improve it. 5:23PM Apheori (GM): Well, you're just floating. You don't need to walk at all. You can just drift through space. 5:24PM Gaurav: Hmm, I suspect if Rhu tries drifting in a random direction we'll never see him again. 5:25PM Ganelon: Hence why I'm trying to get us a way back. 5:26PM Ellemerr (GM): I'm here and read up. A little tired and eating dinner, though, so don't expect too much all at once. 5:27PM Apheori (GM): The thing with the path is it's the ''direction'' to go. So if it disintigrates while you're using it, you may find yourself lost amongst the singing stars. But yeah, do it. Roll arcana or stuff. 5:29PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20+16 ( 6 )+16 = 22 5:29PM Frezak (GM): Gravy has complete faith in Radek's ability to fix things. 5:29PM Ganelon: Hrmph. 5:29PM Frezak (GM): He's super smart! Right? Right! 5:29PM Ganelon: Well he _is_ that. 5:29PM Apheori (GM): Great. You get a free assist from that. 5:29PM Ganelon: 24, then? 5:29PM (To Ganelon): Because you're a god and another god has faith in you. Apheori (GM) cackles. 5:30PM Apheori (GM): Hmm, that doesn't really change much. 5:30PM (From Ganelon): Should've convinced the others to start cults! 5:30PM (From Ganelon): Except yeah, I doubt that's why. 5:31PM Apheori (GM): The path strengthens before you, glowing in madness patterns shifting and twisting like nightmare. It looks perfectly safe. 5:32PM Ganelon: ...Do I, a sane person, have any reason to fear? 5:32PM (To Greibel): It's not safe. Probably fine, but not safe. 5:32PM Ganelon: Okay, that may be giving myself too much credit. A person invested in the preservation of his sanity. 5:32PM Apheori (GM): To fear? Many, many, MANY reasons. But it should be fine. You knew what you were doing. Perfectly safe. 5:33PM Frezak (GM): It's okay, guys. Radek would never fail us. 5:33PM (To Amadi): Prrrrrobably not that safe. He should really be careful. 5:33PM Ganelon: Wow, no ''pressure'' or anything. Radek drifts forwards. 5:34PM Radek: Much... better. Yes. 5:34PM Frezak (GM): I'm totally ready to continue on, because this is totally safe. 5:34PM Apheori (GM): Great! Y'all follow? 5:34PM Frezak (GM): And Radek would never do anything that would endanger us. 5:34PM Ellemerr (GM): This is totally not safe. 5:34PM Radek: I may require some practice to familiarize myself. 5:34PM Gaurav: What's the worst that could happen? 5:34PM Ganelon: Oh, you know. 5:34PM Apheori (GM): That depends on how you define 'worst'. 5:34PM Frezak (GM): Yes, gaurav. The Worst is indeed what could happen. 5:35PM Ganelon: Just the unraveling of all reality. Rhu follows Radek. 5:35PM Ganelon: But on the bright side, the concept of "worst" will go along with everything else. 5:35PM Gaurav: Reality is overrated. 5:35PM Ganelon: However, so will the concept of a bright side, so really you'll not be able to enjoy ''or'' hate it past a certain point. 5:36PM Apheori (GM): Great. As you head into the path, the patterns shift and change, glowing in rhythm to the song around you. Radek: You get a rather strong urge to sing along. 5:37PM Gaurav: brb 5:37PM Frezak (GM): I turn to amadi, because she is the expert at songs in this team. I mean, she's a bard! Amadi sings an entirely different song that ''sort of fits'' all the same. 5:38PM (To Amadi): What are you thinking about as you do this? Radek scowls and tries to tough it out. He's worked long and hard to rid himself of urges. 5:39PM Ganelon: "Step 1: Eliminate the need for a latrine." 5:39PM Apheori (GM): So no singing from Radek. 5:40PM (From Amadi): Er. Pancakes? And maaaybe fixing the world-related stuff. 5:40PM Frezak (GM): Gravy hums a tune that is subtly different from Amadi's. Jussssst enough to irritate a careful listener. 5:41PM Apheori (GM): Okay, so we have two gods humming slightly differing tunes and one stubbornly not singing at all. Great. 5:41PM Ganelon: I'm a rebel like that. 5:42PM Apheori (GM): If and when you come out, Gravy has an armour of pancakes effect on him, and Amadi has armour of waffles. SO THERE. 5:42PM Frezak (GM): Sweet! Or savoury! Who knows! 5:42PM Apheori (GM): Anything that tries to eat you, presumeably. Y'all drift down the path, following Radek? You pass into the light, which is vast and blinding, and then it subsides as you come out the other side, the path much as you recall, but different, too. Stars are singing all around, at great distance, near enough to touch. Anyone look back the way you came? 5:44PM Ganelon: Not... likely. Not for me. 5:44PM Bear Soup Guy: And be turned to a pillar of salt?! Pffft! 5:44PM Frezak (GM): Forwards to the grave! 5:44PM Ganelon: This time Radek's not taking notes, he's just experimenting. First experiment - can he fix a tonedeaf star? 5:44PM Frezak (GM): You got a problem with salt? Huh? DO YOU?! 5:45PM Apheori (GM): Radek: You can see which star it is exactly. It's off the path, a bit. You'd have to change it to get close enough. 5:45PM (To Amadi): The way behind you is unravelling. 5:45PM Apheori (GM): Also, did you leave the Navigator behind? 5:46PM Ganelon: I might not need it anymore, but... let's be appreciative and say no, I did not leave it behind. It did a fine job. 5:46PM Frezak (GM): And it doesn't deserve a medal? Or a nap? 5:47PM (To Amadi): And the light you left, it was just another star, like any other, but not. This one's song had been so perfect, so complete, there had almost been nothing to hear at all. But now you hear a whiff of it. Strange and lonely, and then gone... 5:47PM Frezak (GM): new paint job? 5:47PM Apheori (GM): Okay. 5:47PM Ganelon: A nap for a machine is analogous to death. 5:47PM Apheori (GM): I'ma go to the bathroom, and hopefully Gaurav will actually be back by then. 5:52PM Gaurav: Back! 5:58PM Apheori (GM): Back. So Radek was going to go fix the dissonant star? Rhu: As you pass out of the light down the path proper, you do look back. You see the light fade almost to a point as the path unravels completely behind you... Hah, these are like creation engines or something. XD 6:00PM Ganelon: Yes, I'll stray a bit to fix a dissonant star. 6:00PM Apheori (GM): Uh, roll arcana for me. 6:00PM Frezak (GM): I'm expecting a gift-wrapped box and a creature with four winds. *wings 6:01PM Apheori (GM): SURE WHY NOT. 6:01PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20+16 ( 16 )+16 = 32 6:01PM Frezak (GM): I'm a beeeeee 6:01PM Apheori (GM): Oh, good. Radek moves toward the dissonant star, and the path moves with, rejigging itself to take you into the star before continuing onward. 6:03PM (From Amadi): I'm really sorry, but I'm also really tired, and seriously, I'm not going to be much good tonight. You should just know that. Sorry. >.< 6:04PM Apheori (GM): Before you is great light, just like the last, but this one is full of motion, roiling things within the light, different hues floating about. 6:04PM (To Amadi): Crap. What do I do about it? 6:04PM Apheori (GM): And the song, filling your very being as you approach... 6:05PM (From Ellemerr (GM)): I don't know. >.< Prod me extra hard if I should be doing something important. Otherwise, I'll try to do some random crap here and there, but thinking is just... ugh. 6:05PM Radek: ...Why do you sing when you cannot do it correctly? Are you aware of your own flaws? Radek wonders aloud, although really, if a star can sing... 6:05PM (To Ellemerr): Right. 6:05PM Apheori (GM): Go into the star? ...do you all follow Radek into the star? 6:06PM The Gravedigger: Are you walking into a star, Radek? 6:06PM Radek: I believe so. This should only take a moment. 6:06PM The Gravedigger: Okay. 6:09PM Apheori (GM): The light blooms around you once again, not quite overwhelming, just sort of there, growing in intensity and tuna. The song is full of beef. Um. Seriously, though, it's bloody weird and the song is all messed up and then you come out into another space within the light. 6:10PM Frezak (GM): That's encouraging. 6:11PM Apheori (GM): This time, however, the light around is not constant. It's shifting and changing, moving to the notes in the song, and when the song messes up, everything else jars too. And in the middle, instead of an orb is a box. A small, wrapped box with a bow on it. A bright merry present. 6:13PM Frezak (GM): Nice. Do we hear DREAMERS? Do we hear their black song taint the Gaia Engines? 6:13PM Ganelon: I don't think I want to go poking around with that, especially in what is definitively a damaged or otherwise flawed star. 6:13PM (To Ellemerr): That's something you should do something with. Or about. Or something. 6:13PM Ganelon: I think I'd rather just try to fix things from here. 6:14PM Frezak (GM): ORTHOGRAPHIC INFECTION? 6:14PM Apheori (GM): Frezak No dreamers, no black song taint, just the strange, dissonant tune of the star itself. 6:14PM Ellemerr (GM): Er. 6:15PM Ganelon: I'll create a tuning fork. 6:15PM Apheori (GM): Great. You have a tuning fork. 6:15PM Frezak (GM): I hope your fork hums like Gravy. Amadi goes over to the present and drags another out of her pocket. It looks exactly like the first one. She juggles them both a bit before putting them both down where the first one was. 6:16PM (From Ellemerr (GM)): That's "something". Right? 6:16PM (To Ellemerr): Yup. 6:16PM Apheori (GM): Do the presents take up the same space exactly? 6:16PM Ellemerr (GM): ... I'll leave that to you. 6:16PM Apheori (GM): I'ma say it looks like yes. Radek: When she does this, the song jangles and your tuning fork melts. Whether or not you want it to remain melted is up o you. Radek frowns and reconstitutes the fork. 6:17PM Radek: What are you doing? 6:18PM Amadi: Um... Presents? 6:19PM Apheori (GM): Another Amadi appears across the present from Amadi. It looks just like her, but a bit more confused. Or possibly less. I'm not sure. Rhu whimpers. Amadi waves at the other Amadi. Radek shakes his head and taps the fork against the end of his rifle. 6:22PM Apheori (GM): The other Amadi raises a hand to wave back, but then frowns a bit at it, examining the hand. Radek: The other Amadi seems to be the current direction of the song. The fork cancels out bits of it, and things in the surrounding light flicker. The other Amadi smiles joyfully. Amadi smiles overbearingly. 6:24PM Another Amadi: You brought the song? 6:24PM Apheori (GM): When she says the word 'song', the word sort of flickers between 'song' and 'gift'. 6:25PM Amadi: It seemed like you might need it. 6:26PM Another Amadi: (indicating Radek) He can fix it. Can you? 6:26PM Amadi: I've never fixed a thing in my life. But I can cover up the cracks so they're nigh impossible to notice. 6:26PM Apheori (GM): Radek: What dol you want to do with the song? Another Amadi beams. 6:27PM Ganelon: Well naturally, I want to fix it. This seems like a problem with the medium rather than the message, so to say. 6:27PM Another Amadi: So what do you do? Er, ooc. 6:27PM Ganelon: That is, I don't think the star is a bad singer. Well. I don't think the problem is caused by how bad the star is at singing. It clearly just needs some autotune. 6:28PM Apheori (GM): Ahahahah. Great. Do it! 6:29PM Radek: Hmph. I'm not here to ''hide'' flaws, I'm here to erase them. Another Amadi opens her mouth and the song pours out, broken and strange, full of discordant notes and missing pieces. It tastes of Nightmare. 6:30PM Ganelon: That said, I do need to perceive the flaws in a constructive manner so that I can make an auto-tuner - or just fix the existing tuner if possible. Ah! There they are. 6:31PM Apheori (GM): Whatever you do, hurry if you can. 6:32PM Ganelon: ...Put it this way. People release software patches to fix problems, not new software to get around them. The latter is a last resort. 6:33PM Apheori (GM): Also, you can just say you do blah thing, no matter how abstract, even if there's no indication how. That's an added skill from your... er... current state. You may need to roll if it's too weird, but yeah. So you make a patch for it? 6:34PM Ganelon: If I am qualified to repair this thing, I will do so, but I do not understand it OOC, and I don't know if I do IC. Does Radek understand the composition of a star and where this one has gone bad? 6:34PM Apheori (GM): You don't need to have any idea what you're doing. Don't worry. You can still try. Just look at Amadi! Nope! It's not even really a star. 6:35PM (To Ganelon): Well, actually, you do sort of understand. It's not a star. It's... a piece of reality. A shape of universe, interacting with more shape. You're in an abstraction of reality, in a way... 6:36PM (From Ganelon): Where's the damage coming from, then? 6:36PM (From Ganelon): Something missing, or something extra? 6:36PM (To Ganelon): But only in a way. Really it's all abstractions anyway. And you could use anything to make your own abstractions... 6:36PM (To Ganelon): Maybe it's the angle? Maybe if you turn it. Or twist it. It's not the right shape. They're all missing a bit, really. All have a bit much in other places. They need to balance. Make it balance. 6:37PM Apheori (GM): While Radek tunes or whatever, anyone else feel like doing anything? 6:37PM Ganelon: I'm going to turn this star like a dial. Or perhaps more accurately, a tetris block. 6:37PM Apheori (GM): With the space, or the present, or the other Amadi? 6:37PM Ganelon: That sounds sensible. 6:37PM Apheori (GM): You do that. 90 degrees? 6:38PM Ganelon: Absolutely. Right angles are correct angles. 6:38PM Apheori (GM): Okay. 6:38PM Ganelon: And we all know the world is really square. 6:39PM Apheori (GM): Everything shifts jarringly around you. The light turns. The shapes shift. The other Amadi suddenly looks a lot more like Dawn than Amadi. This maybe improves things a bit, but now they're off in a different direction. 6:40PM Gaurav: Rhu is too terrified to do anything. Giant fish are going to start flying any minute now, he just knows it. 6:41PM Ganelon: Right then. 6:41PM Frezak (GM): Should have multiclassed to Angler, then. Quick, cut off your leg and grow a beard. 6:42PM Ganelon: I need to abstract a point of space for this thing to weigh upon. Like the head of a needle - something to test its balance in two dimensions. 6:42PM Apheori (GM): Gaurav: No fish now. Now it's all tires. Would you like to use the head of a needle? 6:43PM Ganelon: Yes, although it ought not to actually pierce through, that'd ruin everything. 6:43PM Apheori (GM): Great. You hold up a needle and balance the entire thing on your needle? Or an abstraction of it. 6:44PM Ganelon: Yep. Then I'm going to turn it more carefully, in three dimensions, to see if I can't keep it from falling off. And once it's as close as it's likely to get, add a nice spin to keep it in place. Like that trick people do with a basketball. 6:46PM Apheori (GM): Roll arcana and a d20 6:46PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20+16 ( 3 )+16 = 19 rolling 1d20 ( 13 ) = 13 6:47PM Apheori (GM): Great. 6:47PM Ganelon: Never thought I'd be so appreciative of Skill Focus. 6:47PM Apheori (GM): This works. The song stabilises. The light around you still shifts, but now it's sensible, full of chaos, and properly balanced. And the other Amadi just looks surprised. Now she doesn't looke like Dawn or Amadi or all, but... the other one. The one you saw in Midnight, the one Rhu kept running into... 6:49PM Amadi: Oh dear. I mean, oh. Hi. Hi. Oh. 6:49PM Apheori (GM): She giggles, strangely melodic, a part of the song, and then does a backflip and swoops around. 6:49PM Another Amadi: Hi! 6:49PM Radek: ...There. 6:49PM (To Amadi): It's not actually her. 6:49PM (To Amadi): Just a semblance of her. The full picture for the... star, the same as it would have been the full picture for you. 6:50PM Radek: Everything in its proper place. Or a better place than before, at least. 6:50PM (To Amadi): At least... you don't think it is? 6:50PM Radek: Hello to you. 6:50PM Another Amadi: Thank you! Another Amadi sings, full of joy and strangeness and mad terror, singing out into the black... 6:51PM (To Amadi): It sure looks like her. And sounds... 6:51PM Radek: (To Amadi) ''Is'' that normal, for her? 6:52PM Amadi: ... I don't even rightly know if it ''is'' her... 6:52PM Apheori (GM): The song is in tune! Perfectly balanced, mathematically sound... But of course it is. 6:52PM Ganelon: For the sake of everyone, Radek is trying to curb his own instinct to make things ''exactly'' as he thinks they should be. That... can wait. 6:53PM Apheori (GM): ...oh dear. 6:53PM Ganelon: Right now, he understands that things will be better of if they just go back to being whole. Imperfect designs can remain, but they must be functioning as intended, at least. 6:54PM Apheori (GM): The other Amadi takes one of the presents and swoops away with it, dancing around the space, holding it close. 6:55PM Ganelon: So in light of that, he's hoping that this is a "fixed"... uh, piece of Amadi. 6:56PM Apheori (GM): Power takes form. Avatars exist within and without, and take shapes sometimes misleading, or confusing. I was trying to think of something, or perhaps understand, but I seem to have lost the pieces. 6:57PM Ganelon: A frightening prospect, certainly. 6:57PM Apheori (GM): I don't know what's going on! Yay! Eh, anyone wanna do anything with this, er, piece thingy? Or shall you just continue on? Radek bows to the new Amadi. 6:58PM Radek: Try to remain as you are. I have more work to attend to. 6:58PM Ganelon: Good to go, here. We've a hole to close. 7:01PM Frezak (GM): Great work, for sure. 7:01PM Apheori (GM): The Amadi doesn't explicitly respond, just beams happily, dancing around with the sheer mad joy of the song. You go to where the path should be. It's not there. 7:02PM Radek: ...Hrm. 7:03PM Ganelon: Do we... need it? Other than for direction, of course. 7:03PM Gaurav: Can we still go back the way we came? 7:04PM Ganelon: Eh, let's do that scouting as previously mentioned. 7:04PM Apheori (GM): Gan: Not explicitly, no. Gaurav: It looks like this is the way you came. The path just rerouted its way to bring you here, then to bring you from here, then disintigrated. 7:05PM Gaurav: Huh. I need to leave in 30-40 mins, btw. 7:05PM Apheori (GM): Very helpful of it. Aaargh. Radek: WHADDYADOWHADDYADO? 7:06PM Ganelon: SCOUTING. I need to find Kyrule, and the ur-shovel. 7:06PM Apheori (GM): Alternately, Gravy, you wanna do something drastic and shovelly? 7:07PM Ganelon: And the HOLE. 7:07PM Apheori (GM): Oh. OOOH. 7:07PM Ganelon: All six of it. 7:07PM Apheori (GM): I forgot. Yes. So you just want to find Kyrule, and that hole, and the shovel. The endpoint of the path that should really still be there, because Gravy pinned it down with more than reality, he pinned it down with all the graves there ever were... 7:08PM Ganelon: ...That's weighty. 7:08PM Apheori (GM): That actually poses no problem whatsoever. You, or rather, a piece of you, is suddenly right there, perceiving the space, the hole (all six of it), the shovel, Kyrule (all two of them). It's almost as you left it. Only a little time has passed. There, you're a glowing avatar thing floating about a metre off the ground. Want to do anything? 7:10PM Gaurav: All two of them? 7:10PM Apheori (GM): Shhh, you don't know that yet. ...but yes. Radek sees two Kyrules. 7:10PM Ganelon: Sure, I'll say hello. Radek raises a glowing hand. 7:10PM Radek: ...Greetings. 7:11PM Apheori (GM): Uh, roll displomacy. 7:11PM Radek: rolling 1d20+8 ( 10 )+8 = 18 7:11PM Ganelon: "Wow, Radek is trained in that?" "Well, that's what the sheet says..." Oh, that's why. It was a choice between diplomacy and history. 7:12PM Apheori (GM): The word almost comes out broken. Speaking is really strange with this, but then you manage it and actually communicate what you mean. XD 7:12PM Radek: Is it safe to return here? 7:12PM Apheori (GM): One of the Kyrules turns to regard you. It's not the right one. 7:13PM Ganelon: Oh my. But still, this must be done. I'm taking us all there. 7:14PM Apheori (GM): Then it puts a sword to the other's throat, the one still with her hand on the shovel, still holding it in place. 7:14PM Frezak (GM): Gosh. Shovel, defend! 7:15PM Gaurav: Huh. 7:15PM Ganelon: ...I'm taking us all there ''urgently''. 7:15PM Apheori (GM): Arcana and a d20. 7:15PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20+16 ( 4 )+16 = 20 rolling 1d20 ( 4 ) = 4 Four! 7:15PM Apheori (GM): Oh my. 7:15PM Ganelon: Yeah, that sounds bad. 7:16PM Ellemerr (GM): ... Can I... help? In any way? 7:16PM Apheori (GM): You try to move into your avatar, taking the others back with you, but then it doesn't work. You lose hold and suddenly you're there alone, back at the rift. Radek: ^ Ellemerr: Yes. You can... uh... get everyone there after him. Yes. Radek: You're in the cavern with two Kyrules, one the one you were with earlier, the other skeletal and somehow far more menacing. Except they feel the same. Exactly the same. 7:18PM Apheori (GM): The skeletal one has its sword to the other, and the other, well, she's just leaning back, still hanging onto th shovel. You have a moment to do something before they react. 7:18PM Ganelon: Is she at all concerned? 7:18PM Apheori (GM): Insight! 7:18PM Amadi: Hey! Wait for us! Amadi drags a water balloon out of her pocket, then splashes it across the ground-that-isn't-there to make a black puddle. She gathers the others around her, informing them to all hold hands. 7:19PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20+5 Insight ( 1 )+5 = 6 7:19PM Apheori (GM): Amadi: roll some skill and a d20 7:19PM Ganelon: ...Well. 7:19PM Apheori (GM): O_o Gan: You know, you're not sure she is. 7:19PM Ganelon: Gotta love when failures come in waves, huh? 7:19PM Apheori (GM): Well, whaddya do? 7:20PM Amadi: rolling d20+14 bluff against reality ( 14 )+14 = 28 rolling d20 ( 6 ) = 6 7:20PM Frezak (GM): No, gan. Not really. 7:20PM Gaurav: Do we actually hold hands? Rhu would like to go in weapons blasting, but I'll look to see what everybody is doing first. 7:20PM Radek: Tsk. Radek raises his free arm towards the Kyrules and snaps his fingers. 7:20PM Apheori (GM): Amadi: The puddle splatters and makes a bubble as the other amadi swoops by in a swirl of song. You're not sure, but it might even be helping. 7:20PM Ganelon: Thundering Armor on the one being held up. 7:20PM Ellemerr (GM): I intend to be Mary Poppins mixed with a bit of Looking Glass Wars. 7:21PM Ganelon: It's... not that spectacular, but it's a power that pushes things away from the person I use it on. 7:22PM Apheori (GM): Okay, and that's an attack on the other one? 7:22PM Ganelon: Creates a temporary and quite weak barrier of force for a round, too, to ward off attacks. And I do mean weak, it's like 1 AC. Yes, vs. fort. 7:22PM Apheori (GM): Ellemerr: Whatever you do, it works. 7:22PM Ganelon: Shall I roll? 7:22PM Apheori (GM): So.. continue. Gan: Yes, but add an extra d20. 7:22PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20+11 ( 6 )+11 = 17 rolling 1d20 ( 7 ) = 7 Still sitting in my pit of failure, huh? Well it's an attack vs. fortitude. 7:23PM Apheori (GM): Add another d20! 7:23PM Ganelon: It'd work on Radek, the wimp. rolling 1d20 ( 6 ) = 6 7:23PM Apheori (GM): ...man. 7:23PM Ganelon: Frezak goes through this a lot. I can't feel too bad about it. 7:23PM Apheori (GM): Well, that still adds up to 30... Amadi convinces everyone to hold hands somehow and jumps into the puddle with them. They fall out of the sky just behind Radek. (Not that there is a sky, but hey.) 7:24PM Apheori (GM): Which is kind of crappy, really. 7:24PM Ganelon: It really is. 7:24PM Apheori (GM): Okay, Radek does that, which doesn't hit th other Kyrule. Then everyone else falls out of the air behind him. 7:25PM Ganelon: Worth a shot, anyway. 7:25PM Apheori (GM): Acrobatics from everyone falling to not fall badly? 7:25PM Frezak (GM): I am Gravy. I fall like a sack of bricks. 7:26PM Apheori (GM): ...but is that badly? 7:26PM Rhu: rolling d20+11 acrobatics check ( 20 )+11 = 31 7:26PM Frezak (GM): Yes. 7:26PM Apheori (GM): Rhu pronks down daintily! 7:26PM Amadi: rolling 1d20 + 9 ( 11 )+9 = 20 7:26PM Bear Soup Guy: rolling 1d20+2 ( 8 )+2 = 10 7:27PM Apheori (GM): Greibel falls on his arse and makes a disturbingly loud splat noise, though he doesn't actually look at all hurt. 7:27PM Frezak (GM): Luckily the porridge broke his fall. 7:27PM Greibel: SPLAT! 7:27PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+0 ( 12 )+0 = 12 Actobatics. 7:28PM Apheori (GM): The Gravedigger falls like a bag of bricks and takes 4 damage, though he retains his feet. They don't up and walk away. 7:29PM Ganelon: Praise their loyalty. 7:30PM Apheori (GM): The Kyrules, meanwhile... The skeletal one stabs yours, and yours pulls Gravy's conceptual shovel out of the ground. Yes. 7:31PM Radek: What is this, a feud with ''yourself?'' 7:32PM Apheori (GM): Getting stabbed was probably a result of her pulling the shovel out, I mean, and does not look like it was good for her. I suck at order. 7:32PM Kyrule: This is not me. 7:32PM Gaurav: And they say never leave conceptual shovels lying around. Ha! 7:33PM Another Kyrule: You are not the real Kyrule! 7:33PM Kyrule: Neither are you! 7:33PM The Gravedigger: Sandwich kid? Should I be smashing either of these? Greibel rubs his eyes 7:33PM Greibel: Woah, double vision. There's four of them now! 7:33PM (From Ellemerr (GM)): What do I know/see? 7:34PM Frezak (GM): And they're all different! 7:34PM Rhu: rolling d20+10 religion check to see if I can figure out anything about the Kyrule-not-Kyrule situation. ( 3 )+10 = 13 7:34PM Apheori (GM): Greibel/whoever: They all look very similar. They all feel like the same thing. All four of them! 7:34PM Radek: Is this really the time!? 7:34PM Apheori (GM): Amadi: Insight Rhu: The skeletal one looks slightly more... correct. The other one looks slightly more real? 7:35PM Ellemerr (GM): rolling 1d20 + 4 ( 10 )+4 = 14 7:35PM (To Amadi): This may be related to the rift itself. 7:36PM Frezak (GM): Is the one holding my conceptual shovel holding it with the respect a finely imagined tool deserves? 7:36PM Apheori (GM): Um... possibly. She's certainly holding it firmly, and looks like she's about to use it to shovel the other one. 7:36PM Gaurav: Can I tack on a request for Hazz'ridan's help to my previous religion check? 7:36PM Apheori (GM): How do you tell? Amadi replies to Gravy's question with a definite 7:37PM Amadi: Maybe. 7:37PM Apheori (GM): Rhu: You do that. Nothing comes of it for the time being. 7:37PM Frezak (GM): Shovel expertise. Waait, one of them is going to shovel the other? 7:38PM Apheori (GM): The one who got stabbed, yes, looks like she intends to shovel the other one before it can actually pull the sword out and do anything else. She's really impaled and it has this weird black stuff spreading through her from around the wound. 7:39PM Frezak (GM): I charge to assist the shoveller. At least she's doing things right. My assistance involves turning myself into a meaty missile. 7:39PM Apheori (GM): Go on. 7:39PM Gaurav: Ew ew ew. 7:39PM Bear Soup Guy: ^ 7:40PM Gaurav: Will we eventually need to Heal Check a god? 7:40PM Frezak (GM): How far are we from these Kyrules? 7:40PM Apheori (GM): Hmm, I should be making will saves for her every quasi-round to see if she dies or not. Oh, back to the rift map. You're all placed. I'm sorrrry. 7:41PM Frezak (GM): Okay. I jump up and attempt an earthgrasp strike. 7:41PM Gaurav: Okay, I should get a move on. I'll try to come back for a few minutes before I start teaching at 2pm local time, but I should go double-check that my lab is ready to go and stuff. 7:41PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+11 ( 9 )+11 = 20 AC Or not. 7:41PM Gaurav: Sorry for having to leave early! Rhu's character sheet is at <link> if anybody needs it. 7:41PM Apheori (GM): Frezak: d20 7:41PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20 ( 17 ) = 17 7:41PM Apheori (GM): Gaurav: Noooo! 7:42PM Bear Soup Guy: Bye Gaur! 7:42PM Apheori (GM): Eh, have fun... classing. >.> Frezak: Yeah, works. 7:42PM Ellemerr (GM): I... uh... should go very shortly, too. I need sleep. >.< 7:42PM Apheori (GM): Noooooo! 7:42PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+6 ( 2 )+6 = 8 And she is basically driven into the ground. 7:42PM Apheori (GM): Actually I think the other might be a he. 7:42PM Frezak (GM): As in prone and can't get up until I go again. It! 7:42PM Apheori (GM): Hard to tell. Skeleton and all. Yes. Where are you on the map? 7:43PM Frezak (GM): I'd be here. 7:43PM Apheori (GM): Great. Wait, what's the 1d20+6? Oh, whatever. Does anyone else do anything? Radek? 7:45PM Frezak (GM): Oh, that would have been damage. I... don't hit that hard. 7:45PM Apheori (GM): A d20? 7:46PM Frezak (GM): UH. No. No, I don't hit for D20s. 7:46PM Ganelon: If only, eh? 7:46PM Frezak (GM): Should be D10s. 7:46PM Apheori (GM): I'ma have Rhu follow your lead and also attack it with radiant vengeance, but this doesn't seem to do anything. Actually your hit didn't seem to hurt it either. Though you did knock it over and interrupt it doing what it was going to. Radek sighs. 7:47PM Radek: Explain your dispute quickly or risk being ignored. I have more important things to do than entertain questions about your identity. 7:48PM Ganelon: Lest we forget the holes, right over there. 7:48PM The Gravedigger: Give me the shovel, Kyrule-With-Shovel, please. 7:48PM Kyrule: It's the Rift! 7:48PM The Gravedigger: The shovel that's not a shovel. You know. Kyrule tosses Gravy the shovel. Kyrule then falls over. 7:49PM The Gravedigger: Thank you. AAAAARGH GRAVY SMASH 7:49PM Frezak (GM): I attempt to excise this thing. 7:49PM Another Kyrule: You fool! She is an imposter. 7:49PM Apheori (GM): Roll digging! 7:50PM The Gravedigger: Yes. It's true. I am a fool. BUT I AM A FOOL WITH A SHOVEL rolling 1D20+12 DIGGING ( 12 )+12 = 24 7:50PM Apheori (GM): Add a d20. 7:50PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20 ( 2 ) = 2 Ooops. Can I... use my Action point to reroll that one? 7:51PM Apheori (GM): Uh... if you'd like. 7:51PM Frezak (GM): It seems like a 2 there would be bad. What with filty rift thing. rolling 1D20 ( 2 ) = 2 7:51PM Apheori (GM): Not as bad as a 1. 7:51PM Frezak (GM): Well. 7:51PM Apheori (GM): Well. 7:51PM Frezak (GM): Nevermind. 7:51PM Apheori (GM): XD At least it wasn't a 1 rerolled as a 1. Had that happen in pathfinder the other day. >.> 7:52PM Ganelon: Yeah, we're deep in the Zone of Failure today. 7:52PM Frezak (GM): No-one here is surprised that I did what I just did. 7:53PM Apheori (GM): Ellemerr: If you can sleep without Frezak, I recommend having Amadi do something long-impact or whatever and then doing that. Apheori (GM) clings to Frezak. 7:53PM Frezak (GM): Erm. 7:53PM Apheori (GM): Frezak: You digging to bury the thing, or to dig the thing out? Mmmmmy freeeeeezzzzzzzaaaaaaaakk! Or something. Apheori (GM) clings to Gan. 7:56PM Frezak (GM): I'm removing it. I'm cutting it off from the Rift. It's a filthy tumour and I'm the doctor! Doctor Dig, M.D. 7:56PM Ganelon: He wears some pretty nice digs for a doctor. I dig 'em. 7:57PM Apheori (GM): You dig at it, pulling it out, but it resists. It's not just from the rift, it's also a manifestation of the same thing as the Kyrule that brought you here. Try harder, or what? 7:58PM Frezak (GM): Hells yes. If problem is unsolved, apply force. repeat. 7:59PM Apheori (GM): Okay. What happens when a god dies normally? 8:00PM Ganelon: ...Depends hugely upon the setting. Sometimes gods are sustained by their followers' faith in them and can't die until they've been forgotten. I've always liked that one. Of course, that doesn't help here, because Gravy's not assaulting Kyrule's power base. 8:02PM Apheori (GM): Doesn't really cover having two copies of the same one fighting each other, that are entirely cut off from their followers, either. Hmm. 8:02PM Ganelon: Othertimes (like in the game Sacrifice), they can be destroyed, but a new god will inevitably arise to claim their missing aspect. This doesn't speak of anything special happening regarding the death of a god, mind you, although in Sacrifice you had to like, destroy every last temple of theirs. 8:02PM Apheori (GM): Okay, so Gravy keeps digging at the skeletal one. He finds himself digging up Hole. 8:03PM The Gravedigger: Um. RADEK? 8:03PM Radek: Interesting. 8:03PM Apheori (GM): The other one starts flickering. 8:03PM The Gravedigger: ER. 8:03PM Radek: You want it gone? 8:03PM Apheori (GM): Like she's about to explode, but for the moment not. 8:03PM The Gravedigger: I want things fixed! DO SOMETHING 8:04PM Apheori (GM): She seems to be trying to get the sword out. But it's not working. 8:04PM Frezak (GM): I'll... lodge the shovel in this thing and go to yank the sword. Radek steps up to lean on the shovel and scrutinize the skeletal Kyrule. 8:05PM Apheori (GM): Rhu will also come up-ish and hang around with no idea what to do, and praying and stuff. For help. From Hazz. 8:05PM Radek: ...Where are you ''from'', I wonder. 8:05PM The Gravedigger: Fixitfixitfixitfixit 8:06PM Apheori (GM): Gravy: She's collapsed partially on top of it and you have to roll her over, but she's heavy. Like really heavy. Except she's a lot lighter when she flickers... WOULD YOU LIKE TO ROLL STRENGTH? Apheori (GM) grins helpfully. 8:07PM Ganelon: Roll it. 8:07PM Frezak (GM): Yes? 8:07PM Ganelon: Can I study this thing? How did two Kyrules even come to be? 8:07PM Apheori (GM): Sure. 8:07PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+7 ( 5 )+7 = 12 Thbbbth 8:07PM Apheori (GM): Add another d20. 8:07PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20 ( 11 ) = 11 8:07PM Apheori (GM): Huh. Oh, good enough. You get her over and pull on the sword. Roll something that isn't strength to get it out. Ellemerr (GM) is already more or less asleep, so she's just gonna leave now. 8:09PM Apheori (GM): Sweet nightmares. 8:09PM Frezak (GM): ... Nature? Intimidate? 8:09PM Ellemerr (GM): Sweet nightmares, dearest. 8:09PM Apheori (GM): What's Greibel up to in all this? Radek: Arcana to study or whatever. Frezak: Sure. 8:10PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+11 ( 6 )+11 = 17 8:10PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20+16 ( 20 )+16 = 36 ABOUT TIME 8:10PM Apheori (GM): You know what, whenever you roll anything on a god, just do 2d20. >.> Both of you, give me another d20. 8:10PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20 ( 5 ) = 5 Aw. Well hey, 41. 8:11PM Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20 ( 4 ) = 4 Wheee 8:11PM Bear Soup Guy: Greibel's confused and scared and trying not to look at everybody 8:11PM Apheori (GM): Then Amadi will come and try to comfort Greibel. Possibly with gummie worms. That might be laced with LSD. Man, these roll. s Gravy: The sword does not want to come out. It seems to have attached itself to her, absorbing into her. And it should have killed her immdiately; when you touch it, you know. The thing is not just death, it's death seeped into the rifts, it's the death of reality iself. Somehow she's just been ignoring the effects. 8:13PM The Gravedigger: Aaagh! 8:14PM Apheori (GM): Radek: They're both shapes. One is the shape of the god from the world you may as well have left, but only a smaller aspect of it. Another avatar, like the one you sent here... And the other is also the shape, but different, older and newer. It took its shape not from the world, but what had left the world. 8:14PM Frezak (GM): How about you make the bad things explode? 8:15PM Ganelon: Oh, now I most certainly do wish to. 8:15PM (To Radek): The Holes already took the real Kyrule. Yours, she just stepped into the hole this left behind. Radek strokes his beard. 8:15PM Radek: Ah, you... you are part of the problem. 8:15PM (To Radek): If the holes had emotion, they would be very, very angry about this. Instead, there is something even stranger... 8:17PM Apheori (GM): Rhu will go tug on the sword too. This doesn't really help. 8:17PM Radek: You tried to fill a space that was intended to remain empty. 8:18PM Frezak (GM): I get Rhu to sit on this Kyrule while I pull harder. 8:18PM Apheori (GM): Excellent. Care to roll strength again? She's still not dead. 8:19PM Frezak (GM): Ssssuure. is this 2D20+Str or 1D20+STR then another D20? 8:19PM Apheori (GM): The former. 8:19PM Frezak (GM): rolling 2D20+7 ( 11 + 15 )+7 = 33 8:20PM Radek: Gravedigger. These two are just as they say - impostors. 8:20PM Apheori (GM): Gravy: You get the sword out and she falls unconscious, but also stops flickering and stuff. The Gravedigger waggles the sword. 8:21PM The Gravedigger: Is there even a real one? Amadi shakes her head really emphatically. 8:21PM Frezak (GM): (he doesn't really know how to use a sword) 8:21PM Radek: No. Kyrule is dead. 8:21PM The Gravedigger: Okay. So... What do we do? 8:21PM Apheori (GM): (you may or may not even see her do this.) 8:22PM Ganelon: If I'm understanding this right... Are these two just holestuff wearing the skin of a dead god? 8:22PM Apheori (GM): The one with the shovel in it bleeds a blob of rift that floats a above it. ...so that one definitely is. 8:23PM Ganelon: Right. And the other one is, or was, a piece of Kyrule that ran away while the real thing died. 8:23PM Apheori (GM): The other one? You're not so sure. It seemed to be trying to destroy her. Quite possibly. Radek leans harder onto the shovel, for all the good his old man weight does compared to every grave that has ever been. 8:25PM Apheori (GM): ...man, that's actually a perfect explanation. O_o Mind blown. I mean, you're not entirely sure IC, but it makes sense. But completely aside from all that, I'm just talking to myself. >.> 8:27PM Radek: ''This'' one is but a shell filled with emptiness - which is worse than being empty in the realm of concepts, of course - and the other... I believe the other to be a discarded piece of a once-larger whole. Curious that she survived, however. Try to keep her alive for now, please. 8:28PM Ganelon: If my theories (frantic guessing) were correct, I ought to be the ultimate enemy of emptiness right now. 8:29PM Apheori (GM): Hopefully. 8:29PM The Gravedigger: You should be aware that my profession does not tend towards the generation of abilities related to the preservation of life. 8:29PM Ganelon: So let's try to just ''create'', inside this skeleton. 8:29PM Apheori (GM): Hmm, the character sheet I have for rhu is level five. What's the difference between that and whatever you actually are? 8:30PM Ganelon: We're 7. 8:30PM Apheori (GM): So for skill checks... what, add 1? 8:30PM Ganelon: So if you're going to roll anything... it's probably +1 higher, yes. And attacks/damage should be +1 higher as well, from inherent bonuses. But don't worry about that. 8:31PM Apheori (GM): rolling 1d20 + 13 Rhu trying to heal Kyrule? ( 12 )+13 = 25 Rhu does some stuff and... uh... [1d20 + 10] = 23 Hmm, I guess with religion he actually does manage to get rid of some of the black stuff. Hell if I know how. Do whatever you were going to do. 8:32PM Apheori (GM): Use arcana, probably. 8:33PM Radek: rolling 2d20+16 ( 5 + 9 )+16 = 30 8:34PM Apheori (GM): Okay. You fill it with ''stuff'', pouring it in, and it goes in, and in, and in. There doesn't seem to be a bottom to it, and besides, the song is wrong. What do you do? 8:35PM Radek: Tsk. Going to be difficult, are you? 8:35PM Bear Soup Guy: GAAAHHH 8:35PM Apheori (GM): What? 8:35PM Bear Soup Guy: Did I miss anything important? In the last...two minutes? 8:36PM Apheori (GM): Nope. Radek is pouring reality into the Kyrule... shell. 8:36PM Bear Soup Guy: I managed to accidentally click the back button then accidentally close the tab a minute later :P 8:36PM Apheori (GM): BSG: Do you eat the gummy worms Amadi offers? 8:36PM Ganelon: Here, there is nothing to fix. I'm just trying to close reality around this thing and shut it out for good. 8:36PM Frezak (GM): I... make a tomb for the Hyruleshell. A mould. 8:36PM Bear Soup Guy: Do I eat the gummy worms?! Do I EAT the GUMMY WORMS?! What a silly question! Of course I do! 8:37PM Apheori (GM): Eeeexcellent. 8:37PM Ganelon: ...That sounds like something we can both get behind. Care to get some help, Mr. Gravy? 8:37PM Frezak (GM): I just fucking put my shield-lid down, and open it up like it's a bodybag. 8:37PM Apheori (GM): They're laced with LSD. 8:37PM Ganelon: I'll happily assist. 8:37PM Frezak (GM): And slide the shell inside. 8:37PM Bear Soup Guy: I'm already eating them as fast as I can! 8:37PM Frezak (GM): DRUG FASTER 8:38PM Apheori (GM): Well. I wonder what he's hallucinating. Frezak: Roll tombs. 8:38PM Frezak (GM): rolling 2D20+13+2 ( 6 + 15 )+13+2 = 36 Grave Skill + Assist. 8:39PM Apheori (GM): Gravy: It works. You slide the shell into it, forming a full tomb, and seal it up? 8:40PM Frezak (GM): I leave the top open so Radek can pour reality into its skull-shell. 8:40PM Apheori (GM): Okay. 8:40PM Ganelon: Don't want it eating into the walls. 8:41PM Apheori (GM): Pour in more reality? 8:41PM Ganelon: ...We're pretty much just encasing this thing in concrete, aren't we? Yes, absolutely. MORE STUFF. 8:41PM (To Greibel): Do you wish to have an acid trip? 8:41PM (From Bear Soup Guy): Who wouldn't? 8:41PM Apheori (GM): Gan: Another arcana, and also a stand-alone 2d20. 8:41PM Frezak (GM): MORE STUFF 8:41PM Ganelon: Let it flow, and tumble, and drift. 8:42PM Frezak (GM): Can I assist in some way? Funneling? 8:42PM Ganelon: rolling 1d20+16 ( 9 )+16 = 25 rolling 2d20 ( 3 + 14 ) = 17 8:42PM Apheori (GM): You're holding it put. You're containing the shape of the shell. 8:42PM Ganelon: Aaaagh. Can't do anything right. If I were to reroll something here, what would I even do again? 8:43PM Apheori (GM): That should have been 2d20 on the first one too so it's actually 44. SO THERE. Although your reality check was a bit iffy. 8:44PM Ganelon: Yes it was. 8:44PM Frezak (GM): "Your reality check is iffy" sounds pretty average here. 8:44PM Ganelon: Usually they're less than "a bit" iffy. Or more? 8:44PM Apheori (GM): You pour in the full of creation, open-ended. You don't even know what you're putting in there, just something, full and constrained, filling the space. The bubble floating above the form explodes. 8:44PM Ganelon: Worse than. 8:44PM Apheori (GM): The rift shapes over the crack wobble unsettlingly. 8:45PM Frezak (GM): Erm. 8:45PM Radek: Hah! Ha ha ha ha! Yes, that's it! Back to the ''nowhere'' you belong! 8:45PM Graves: SHit, two of you? Fuuuuuck. 8:46PM Frezak (GM): There's only enough Graves for one. You're one your own, old man. 8:46PM Radek: Give me... yes, just a moment. 8:46PM Ganelon: I think it's time I used that bomb. 8:47PM Apheori (GM): Radek, Rhu, and Gravy got splatered by exploding small blob, but it doesn't seem to be doing anything to you. Where's Graves? What just happened? 8:47PM Ganelon: Heavens know I've been saving it for a long time, but you said it was enough to leave a hole in a planet, and here we have a planet littered with much smaller holes. 8:47PM (To Bear Soup Guy): The trip is very... lengthy. 8:48PM (To Bear Soup Guy): You're Kyrule. At least, you think you are. You're not sure who Kyrule is, or when you are, or anything. But it's very vast. You're very vast. Your toes reach into the bottoms of the pits of space. Your nose is like clouds. Your eyes are many, and everywhere. 8:49PM (To Bear Soup Guy): You really like cupcakes. 8:49PM Ganelon: Let's take that energy and use it to fill something empty, huh? 8:49PM Frezak (GM): Graves is just shaking his head from inside Gravy. he's watching Radek go off the deep end. Greibel mumbles 8:49PM Greibel: mmmmmmmmmmmm...... 8:49PM Ganelon: It's the power to make ''stuff!'' 8:49PM (To Bear Soup Guy): You're on a grand quest to accumulate all the cupcakes. Rasputin is fighting you. He's getting all the truffles. Been doin it as long as you recall. As long as you've existed. Som of the cupcakes have truffles in them. 8:50PM Ganelon: I'm like a kid being introduced to Minecraft! 8:50PM Apheori (GM): Frezak: Ah. Yes, yes Radek is. O_o Heee. 8:51PM (To Bear Soup Guy): But that's okay. You have sphinxes. An army of kittles. They're very fluffy. Sometimes they feed Rasputin. Sometimes Rasputin feeds them. 8:51PM Frezak (GM): http://media.moddb.com/images/articles/1/61/60818/auto/1010842689_DYj3P-L.jpg THis? 8:51PM Ganelon: Specifically, y'all are playing Survival and I'm floating through the sky littering furnaces all over the floor. 8:51PM Frezak (GM): Nah, man. You're filling the floor of your mud house with TNT 8:51PM (To Bear Soup Guy): Right now, you are facing down a giant, solid black cupcake that's trying to stab you. You need to eat it, of course. 8:51PM Frezak (GM): Or dropping lightning on creepers 8:51PM Ganelon: Did I ever link that thing I actually did? 8:52PM Frezak (GM): Off-topic! 8:52PM Ganelon: Where I blew up... here, it's still around. 8:52PM Frezak (GM): Back to thing! 8:52PM Ganelon: And yes, fair enough. 8:52PM Frezak (GM): Time is short, I should be in bed. 8:52PM Ganelon: I want to prime my bomb and let that be the last thing to fall into the tomb. 8:52PM Apheori (GM): Frezak: What do the sticks become? 8:52PM Ganelon: ''Potential'', Names. 8:52PM Frezak (GM): Exactly, Gan. 8:53PM Apheori (GM): Aaaagh need bathroom I'll be right back. 8:53PM The Gravedigger: I'm going to need a new one of these. Unless... Hmmmm. 8:53PM Apheori (GM): Also my flight leaves in hal an hour I think. >.< 8:53PM Radek: I can accommodate that easily. But first... 8:53PM Ganelon: Well let's blow some shit up, then! 8:54PM Apheori (GM): Queue things. I'll be right back. 8:56PM Frezak (GM): I'm intending to take this shield and go jump into the rift with it. Make sure this is delivered. Radek retrieves the box from his many things and lets it hang in the air before him. It was always /mostly/ finished - a puzzle he solved without quite putting together - but this is the time to see it done properly. The parts move of their own accord, locking and spinning and connecting just so, to form a perfect whole. 9:00PM The Gravedigger: Gosh. 9:00PM Radek: ...This was precious to me since the day it came into my hands, but... Radek pushes it carefully towards Gravy. 9:00PM Radek: I can always build another. How long would you like the timer to be? The Gravedigger peers into the rift. 9:02PM The Gravedigger: As deep as that. 9:03PM Frezak (GM): Or, you know, just give me a trigger. 9:03PM Ganelon: I'm not sure either of us are capable of comprehending how deep this particular hole goes. 9:04PM Apheori (GM): Ack, sorry. Also boarding is happening ack 9:04PM Frezak (GM): Ack. 9:04PM Bear Soup Guy: ack Radek cups his hands together, then brings them apart to reveal a small button. 9:04PM Radek: ...This will have to do, then. 9:05PM (To Bear Soup Guy): Whaddya do with the cupcake? 9:05PM The Gravedigger: Cool. 9:05PM (From Bear Soup Guy): well I think I definitely lumber up to it hungrily with my mouth hanging open trying to eat it 9:05PM Apheori (GM): Okay, so... tomb with reality-filled kyrule corpse has bomb and puzzle box with it and Gravy is about to jump in with the whole thing? Am I reading this right? 9:06PM Ganelon: I did not include the puzzle box. The bomb itself was just not assembled. 9:06PM Apheori (GM): Oh, assembled bomb box. Perfect. 9:06PM Ganelon: I ''could'' put the puzzle box in there, but I think that could be very bad. 9:06PM Apheori (GM): Giant arse reality bomb box in god corpse on sarcophagus lid? Do whatever you're doing with it. 9:07PM Ganelon: Yep. It's like a turducken. Reality being the stuffing. 9:07PM Frezak (GM): A reality-pasting nihilism-blasting turducken strapped to a god of graves. Yes, this sounds like D&D. 9:08PM (To Bear Soup Guy): You devour the cupcake, and all the black pours out, filling you, slicing, a little poke. You look down, and someone's stabbed you with a tiny stake. Coraline (the Kyrule who'd been with you), looks horrified. 9:08PM (To Bear Soup Guy): And then you've eaten the thing and you're sitting in a tree with a bunch of other birds and everything's fine, aside from the fact that Rasputin is eating some of the birds. 9:09PM Apheori (GM): Yup. You riding it down? 9:09PM Ganelon: Surf it 9:09PM (From Bear Soup Guy): I tell him to save some for me and start trying to reach for birds. 9:10PM The Gravedigger: I'll see you guys later. And remember. 9:10PM (To Bear Soup Guy): the birds keep moving away as you do. Then Amadi is there, sitting on one, helping, giving you birds, and you eat the birds, all the birds, but they're not birds at all. The Gravedigger 's voice drops to a whisper, and he gathers the party. 9:10PM The Gravedigger: ''Four kiiiinds'' 9:10PM (To Bear Soup Guy): They're gummy worms. 9:10PM Frezak (GM): And then he hurls himself into the rift. 9:10PM Rhu: Wait! 9:11PM Frezak (GM): And teeters on the edge 9:11PM The Gravedigger: Whoah Hey, Rhu. Something I can do for you? 9:11PM Apheori (GM): No, no, you go. Rhu's just yelling after you and trying to run after. 9:11PM Frezak (GM): Oh, great. 9:11PM Apheori (GM): Because he does that sort of thing. 9:11PM The Gravedigger: GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAVES 9:11PM Apheori (GM): But, uh, stabbed Kyrule grabs him or something and mutters something about 'not you'. Grabs his foot. Yes. 9:12PM Frezak (GM): Shield in front, like he's going to shield bash the world. 9:12PM Apheori (GM): And the Gravedigger rides his shield down... 9:12PM Frezak (GM): Gan, Graves is like Krieg's inner voice. 9:12PM Apheori (GM): Well, not down. He doesn't go down into the crack at all. 9:12PM Ganelon: I getcha. 9:14PM Apheori (GM): He jumps off with his shield and full payload expecting to dive down, but then the whole world lurches and down isn't down at all. He's flying at the bubbles, the shapes of Rift floating right there, and then the one in front of him is stretching out like taffly, and stretching, and stretching, and he's going deeper and deeper against the swirling membrain. membrane The Gravedigger screams 9:14PM Apheori (GM): Radek: You see Gravy diseappear into the blobs. What do you do? Unconscious Kyrule is still mostly dead; she's jjust latched onto Rhu's foot. Greibel is tripping behind you. 9:16PM Bear Soup Guy: Literally tripping across the ground Mumbling about gummy worms Radek gives the place where Gravy was a curt nod, then kneels next to Kyrule. 9:16PM Apheori (GM): Gravy: Do you have the detonator? What do YOU do? 9:17PM Ganelon: He hits the button and confetti comes out. AN ENTIRE UNIVERSE OF CONFETTI. (No but really, that's up to him) Radek's going to try and help Kyrule not die. It would be regrettable if she died. 9:18PM Apheori (GM): Ah feck I think I need to board momentarily. 9:18PM Frezak (GM): Gravy waits for a moment. He has a toniest fraction of a zen-like moment, floating there, spinning. He is at peace. Then Graves presses the button. 9:18PM Apheori (GM): Bewm! Gravy: Everything explodes, but nothing explodes. All around you it explodes and changes and ''becomes''. Ack. Crap I need to go. h. We'll finish this when we can. 9:20PM Apheori (GM): Almolst done. I'm sorry! Thank you all! 9:20PM Bear Soup Guy: Right! Have a happy flight! Don't crash into a large internationally significant building or anything! 9:21PM Frezak (GM): Just large internationally insignificant ones! And I'll go to bed. 9:21PM Ganelon: That's fine. Thanks again! Apheori (GM) hugs Gan and frezak and rob. 9:22PM Apheori (GM): You'e the best. 9:23PM Bear Soup Guy: Adios, all! 9:23PM Frezak (GM): Until next our ships cross in the dark night of D&D!