Shadyvale

2016-05-14
ow!

lilmiss asuka, shinji head to guardmore abbey to meet up with sarah.
find that someone blasted a hole using acid in the side of the temple from the inside.

meet philia who had a bad experience with fast travel
big hole is coming from the vault

the contents of the vault were melted by the acid.
a lot of divine items are destroyed vs most of the arcane ones are fine.
the arcane items were destroyed were low level
and any religious items that were defensive in nature

Vault guardian is dead. Elder gold dragon. Something threw the dragon into a wall and damaged an enchanted wall.
It’s also missing a heart.
The dragon also had a soul protecting magic thingy but it did not work, which is weird.

the humans also seem to be very dead. head priest exploded.

hole was made with concussive + acid. Shinji thinks its an 8th or 9th level spell with special reageants.

lilmiss eats a part of the floor. something like 200k gold.

philia has flashback of fallen priests. related to specific dieties, they steal power from gods worshiping no one. Being able to steal abilites from creatures.
The room has too much divine energy in the room, someone used bahamut energy to open this.

Some of the people near head priest also have acid/caustic damage.
Sarah tries to heal the guy, but the injury is resisting being healed.

Detect magic shows shadowy tendrils through the whole room.
evocation conjuration, necrotic, and healing

an instantaneous evocation that turned that turned the blood and bone into explosive and used healing to amplify and make bigger boom.
spell power not divine, but a mix of arcane with a bit of primal and divine.

healing inside temple seems to work better. “beware the book” “the man, the man with the book with the face, he knows you are here.”

and then he attacks with evil stuff.
the guy is some sort of transmutation.

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Hannah's Notes: 5-14-16
Who? What? Where? When? Why? (Gardmore Edition)

Team: Oriana, Asuka, Shinji, MMuch of the leadership of this place is dead. Archivist can’t be found.

(Clerk, Philia, who else…?)

Vault full of caustic gas.
-2 inch solid metal floor. It looks like a lot of the metal in here got melted.
Relic of Bahamut destroyed. It was a Mithral claw from a mithril dragon. It was 9000 years ago, it helped take down a stronghold of Tiamat. After it was carved, engraved upon. AND NOW IT’S DESTROYED ;(((((

Not everything got destroyed? So far the pattern seems to be that arcane is fairing better than religion-based.

There’s a dead elder gold dragon in the corner. It smashed into a wall and left a dent. It was the guardian of the vault. Not much signs of a dragon fighting.

INvestigatig the dragon’s gear. Arcane stuff survived better. Also it looks like the dragon was crippled first, then circle carved, hole in chest. Heart is probably missing. Oh fuck dammit.

She examines the gem. It’s one of those gem souls that traps it on its way out? However, it is active and hasn’t gone off.

Look, head priests don’t generally explode. But apparently his bones turned into super sharp shrapnel and then exploded and killed many.
Gem in neckpiece?

Fallen priests who became dissatisfied. Correllon, Kord…
Worshipping no one. Taking abilities from magical creatures permanently.

There’s more divine energy in the secret chamber where there was a regalia of evil. Which one?

Vile magic!

Shinji finishes casting detect magic on the inner sanctuary.

Evocation conjuration necrotic (healing?) in looking at the shadows that connect the people and the shards in the sanctum
Instant application of a conjuration/healing spell that turned his blood and bones into explosive bits. The evocation and healing then made enlargement and pushing outward.
Actual bones important to this.

We healed the guy with vile damage but it turns out we basically healed a modified guy. Tentacle arm, leg too big, etc. He wants to serve the master.

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2016-04-09
wilbell caught turtle cancer from the tree.

keep flying, we are followed by hgen and munin.
Also see an egyptian avatar that is looking for something
the god gets into a fight with some whereravens.

we get chased by birds
ask morrigan to not bother us, but birds dont stop
rukia seems empowered in the area
david starts glowing-its new

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need higher quarry to do better roads
shiva is evasive on needing a church
commanders have leadership thingy that upgrades units
ninja academy is adhoc -lv0 but well built!
add pool to building list.
dragon housing is an issue soon
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david tries to discarge death energy in the life area
touches a tree and has life(from the tree) and death energy explosively detonates.
take a bunch of damage from tree exploding and gets hits by a bunch of tree shrapnel.
-meanwhile party goes herb gathering
—finds weird mushroom

there are more crows ahead in a big battle
also there seems to be wind effects in the area, a strong down draft
as we head farther the areas of life and death get smaller and more concentrated.
they seem to be a swirl pattern.
as we get closer david’s gps goes weird.

then the areas get thin enough that we are passing multipe in one move
-bad things happen to david-he can now be undead undead.
-sango and griffon get nauseous and fall over
—then the party “helps” with blooroot which whilbell thinks is ginger.

hour or so later see the center of the swirly area that looks like a standing stone construction thingy
-nothing like what david is looking for.

david goes into the temple, his effects worsen significantly.

willbell goes into the temple grows a turtle shell and also explodes a tree.
very center of the temple has an open spot by design. might be invisible, where something is being created.
-lots of spells for life domain and life.

david switches to living and something is weird as he seems to get weird powers.
-he understands all the things related to the death power hes absorbed.
-david goes into the center of the temple and gets knowledge of where the life temple is burned into his brain.
-his weirdness is supressed somehow.
-he needs to choose a thing. he choose balance-lore

wilbell caught turtle cancer from the tree.
rukia goes into the temple starts smoking.

meanwhile outside a giant elf in full plate with bigass shield and heavy armed.
Mounted on an albino bear in heavy barding, with religous symbols.

there is a GREAT reward for snorting david.

correlon’s hand talks to the party, gives an amulet that can be used to ask for help. Can talk to him by thinking about him.
correlon hand dude black hair, blue skin. he was using some sort of magical disguise. Some form of oni. The bear still a bear.

necklace thingy he givies us is a tarp.

there is a GREAT reward for snorting david.

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4-9-16 Hannah Notes
We're Halping!

Verinal tries to discharge his death charges. We see black lightning comes up his arm and into the tree. There is also white on the tree as the tree then explodes. We also seem to see a neutral ‘nothing’. The splinters seem to go almost all the way through him.

We follow the swirls of the zones. When we start crossing them, bad things happen to Verinal when he rolls a 1 on his ‘self’ roll.

Verinal is a energy-construct, undead.

His Con is 0, he gains absorb necrotic, radiant.

We all fall down like a leaf on the wind.

Heeeeere Birdy Birdy.

Rukia tries to do Kido 90 and successfully summons ONE wall of it. It smacks Verinal, but heals him 19.

We make Sango very, very sick with ‘ginger’.

Tonight we are very good at ‘halping’.

We finally cross most of the way and find an outbuilding. roundish building stone pillars that have a roof. Under that there is a circle of standing stones. 80 ft diameter
circle within is 20 ft radius

When verinal steps in, the grey becomes marbled. There are symbols carved into the stones.

White and Black teardrops around each other made of fire (ying-yang ish), have cores of black and white. There is a thick grey line between them. Stretchy.

Ying-yang like curves pulled part so that a circle be put there. And there’s a spot for a third symbol but there’s none there.

The opposite sides of the pillars are in the reverse (1,2,6,1,2,6)

On the floor is an out of whack ying and yang.

Between the barriers is something with divine nature. When breached it has a lot of energy. Verinal did the tree. Whomever held this had lots of energy to play with, in short bursts.

14712 some odd individual points of death in about 40 mile radius, Verinal thinks he can touch each of them. HIS HANDS ARE TURNING INTO RED SPIKY BITS. HE’S BRIGHT AND HIS BLOOD IS BOILING. He’s coming towards Wilbell and she tries to GTO. He’s heading towards of the circle that was at the center. Wilbell had sensed that this area has white strands, black strands to the blanks, and lots of grey strands going to the center.

Temples of the Yang Trinity- David rolls a 42! He gains complete comprehension! Those points are 14712 of these points and Verinal can body jump to any of them. If he dies, he will jump to the closest one. These are older ‘undead’, magical constructs of the death domain.

David steps into the center. Something clicks. He now knows exactly where this temple is and can correspond it to himself.

David now has to choose a pillar, and they seem to be aspected differently.

David chooses Balance/Unknown→Lore

And now, snaking along in full heater shield, 8 ft tall giant elf, longsword. Mount has barding, barding has religious symbols. His mount is an albino bear. Guy of Corellon! Sara swoons.

“Why has your companion come here?”
“…I don’t remember anymore!” Says Ayesha, the cutest confusion. He ends up chuckling at her cute honesty.

He can’t see David while David he’s in the circle and keeps thinking we’re the ones. We tell him we came to seek knowledge. He talks shortly with the guy. The guy gives Verinal a symbol of Corellon to break if we need help, and also says if he thinks of him, he will get a message. He is the Hand of the Corellon.

WHAT A COOL GUY.

Ayesha keeps making cute comments and making the guy chuckle.

We leave, and Rukia notices that Verinal is waving away his other selves?
Lollll the guy is an oni with a bear. Verinal sees him possibly talking with the drakkensteed guys. We discover that this ‘symbol’ is actually a boobie trap of all the fireballs. It is unique and useable for scrying. We send it to town for proper disposal.

WELP.

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2016-03-12
David shoots a thing

chant notices mass pattern change in town 5-20 minutes after getting back
tracks is down and asks hannah what she did
she says it was not her-gnome did something.

minion forrester does a cool thing, figning a magical mutated cat beastet
get alchemy stuff.

hire a party for 7th retrievals for corpse, they will take services or alchemy stuff.

xp 67787

david portals to a place

Arls seems to have giant grain economy.
But there are almost no roads.
Seveal locations of interest:
-blasted land not part of the big crater, lots of sulfur and stuff.
-very verdant forest of kinda odd trees moving against the wind
-series of odd cracked mountains with ancient ruins with permanent clouds.
-pretty big lake that is feeding all the north going water.
-mine going into an outcropping a day away from the town.

There is a big area of moss. With a clearing in the middle.
variant of wolfsbane that forresters might like.
sango gets an animal companion. its a fluffy squirrel.

Arcana checks say this is a fey crossing area that is neutral with regart to the courts. its very very old.

Encounter with giant bird cloud that seems to be looking for something.
We nope away.
Next day see the bird cloud again but avoid it.

David feels like entering the edge of civilsation but there should be nothing current here.

Group gets ambushed by two eladrin looking people on flying mounts. Which is weird. No real identification on them from what people saw.

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2016-02-27
Hannah is fiiiiine.

The rubbing is really weird, Chant does not want it in town. Seems dangerous.

Our characters think something escaped from the Paradise.

Chant thinks about talking about the t-virus that escaped. Some presence appears. Seems to be a version of the goddess. Body build of halfling but with human characteristics.

The goddes gives us a vision of mutated brain bugs that are trying to break through the Paradise barrier. On the other side is a faded leather armor designed for scrubland camo. Cloak that is for jungle. Super stealthy in its designed environment, likely a ranger class.
Looks like hes getting over a sickness.

The bugs are smashing into the barrier where he is holding his hand. They infect him and he walks away. Massive telepathic presence jumped the barrier. Obviously infected.

Picture stutters and fades back. The goddess rewould the pattern to see the past. Major domain of time or past would be needed to pull this off.

The stuff that happened to the ranger probably will fail a sending..
But he is not dead so speak with dead would not.

Kaz is not sure what her second chaos effect on her is.

Hannah stole Sarah’s exclamation point. Sarah is more energetic and less hungry.

Hannah may have gotten the exclamation because something about energy attraction, this may be wrong. Dm was acting suspicious.

Edmund the competent. Will help Chant with town planning. Run backgrund check.

Sarah tries writing down text around hannah. Priority 3 chars of meaningless. Next word is flickering((wisdom and greatness from within, wishgiving deer, fashial wiskers, witchcraft as a skill and way of life, a wise deer or herbivore, a golden hala, making a wish really hard or gaing wisdom dearly, making an artistic wish, a squishing of wishes and deer, making wishes and hearts or wisdom from the heart.

Specialy given names from an old language do this effect.

Henrietta does dilomacy to explain things to the magical animal situation. They are deferential to her. Has to do with mannerisms. They think that she is the one in charge.
Gives a path in to royal events. Talk her after.

The town is okayish with the explanation. Track down to two groups. A two or three party team where the pixie is BIG.

Will need ritual costs numbers.

Bitten guy who died is party of 3. Mountain side guy who died was party of 2. Cannot contact the pixie.

luke evans is the pegasus guy

rods that cast sending? handcrafted thingies. That someone very powerful made.

32 casts of sending. Takes an hour to narrow down to the two groups.

Send blane to compound.

jared, 2 forresters, pegasus guy, recover spec party, outriders with whitewinds, hire a party.

david’s trip to therund. portal to moonstair and use a glide wing.
rorona seems to be back for some reason…
-tells totori to go with fuzzy tail one and one other who needs pumpkins.
-sango and kohaku
-rukia
-4 ashcrown.

sarah trip: shinji asuka, lilmiss, acolyte of bahamut.
-heads to gardmore, someone stole the book and blew hole in the wall, that does not want to be repaired.
- the people in gardmore are not healing.

something to poke for chant. the presence is “local” to shady vale. Northwest of it.
need to plug in yet.

rose has a new teleportation circle. needs magical metal. shes building a magic stargate.
another sending to talk to an ancient dragon about a thing.

Kaz notices SOMETHING

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H Notes about XP, Gods, etc. with Aaron for 2/22/16
I'm too hottt, hot damn, make a dragon wanna retire man

Notes from evening discussion on 2/22/2016 about the events at Verdandi’s Paradise on 2/13/16/. Info is currently unavailable to others.

Oh, can tell you that the RUBBING is the thing giving off the second signal, not the warforged. But hey, it led to amusing worldview checks!

Annnnd…maybe I can post this info? This won’t make a ton of sense out of context, sorry.

Skuld/ Maid: The Caster (arcana, divine powers). Hope, renewal, future.
Verdandi/Mother: The Warrior (martial powers). Steadfast present.
Urd/ Crone: Mind/Belief (psionic powers). wise one/ past.

Oh! And I learned a bunch of earth/stone based ritual nodes. Bwee!

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2016-02-13
Kaz steals a puppy

Mummy rot issues. Some people contract mummy rot.
Some people also have DMR curse thingy.

Mummy rot: mitch, shinji, chant
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Hannah takes rubbing of the mummy image projection pillar.
The pillar is making weird noise. Does have a direction but too close to the antenna where the direction is.
We are in a directed beam destination that is then spreading the signal out.
There is also a second staticy source of power that is weak and is around the party.
Hannah is the second repeater.
Chant is making static with a deadzone.
The power type is Faith.

Hannah tries tracing the beam. Goes far, somewhere of the underdark. Goes through an art, stained glass window.
Hannah has a spirit effect.
Then falling through the world. Then things light up, bright lights warmth. In a mountain range with mountain beneath her feet.
All encomparing sun above. Gazeing into the distance something is wrong.
There is no horizon its curving the wrong way.
Giant spindly limb tries to smash hannah.
8 is an important number with one
or 3 1 3

Hannah falls over unconcious. Armor stands out, hisses of steam.
Something else was tapped to here.

The stalagmite is really clean. And self clearning. This is a dedication to something and have to be very clear about meaning which prevents smudging.
Carved after cavern but not much later. Dedication to Lloth the great saviour.

Gorun nova is upset about not eating a priest of lloth.

chant: TV0, DMR
hannah: gvirus
sarah: TV0
Kaz: TV0

kaz steals a puppy.

david soul searching does not succeed here cause too much stuff.

At 37 minutes, portal goes out.

XP 450 for identifying lloth.
XP 1400 for saving the paradice
xp 200 for stopping mega hive mind
xp 675 stop the spread of tvirus

remind aaron tvirus gets XP

chant fort goes up by 1

DMR is a cursed disease. The disease itself is not horrible quickly curse makes it harder to get rid of and makes it cause more suffering.

one remove affliction for shinji

chant DMR 3 needs sarcophagi.

mitch does 4 castsing of make stone for sarcophagus.

chant: DMR
hannah: gvirus- fun things happen.

sending and portal to town.
Barely make the skill to get rid of DMR on Chant.

Now we have a lot of explanations to do…

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H Notes 2/13/16

Warforged: gem: 40%, level: 60%

DMR: Extra nasty mummy rot.

Take a rubbing: Verinal and Warforged start hearing a low buzz/whale sound. We mention it to Kaz, and then she can pick it up. It does not seem to be altered by distance. It is ‘directional’ in some way, but we’re standing so close to the antenna to quite understand the direction. We recognize that we’re standing in a directional beam that then is ending up in a repeater/omnidirectional thing.

Kaz picks up a second layer of omnidirectional broadcast/ omnidirectional thing. Warforged is receiving and then omnidirectional

Power type: faith. True Believer’s effect.
Believes in a god, a domain or themselves so hard that they can cast directly from it.

Stare at the beam:
Blurring of sense as piggyback on the beam. Up towards the sword coast, and towards waterdeep. water deep is one way and waaaaaaay down deep and slowly curving more as it goes downward (string on partial tension). Curves starts slowing out (most curved in the middle). Feeling dark warmth, with flickers of open spaces, like traveling quickly through the underdark. At one point feel like going through a stained glass window with wire reinforcement at 190 miles per hour.

ART

Feel like falling through the worlds. Then everything lightens up. Mountain range with clouds beneath feet, and then jarring sense and clouds are suddenly above feet. And there is an all encompassing light. Looking into it, something is wrong looking off into the horizon. As feel self pulled down back into marble stone. Standing on a plateau that’s carved and ‘marble’ stone, like basalt or something dense that has been polished. (I get buried into it because not paying attention to where it’s going)

There’s no horizon, the world’s horizon is on the wrong side. Stone armored limb, long spindly segmented arm plunges into the ground beside.

the hottest point was at the center of the curve.

Artistically set up divine, possibly lattice? spell weaving itself back together…anddd then break it again. 8 is an important number, 8 or 1,
3 and 1 and 3 is one above and below
4 and 1 and 4 (8 around 1 is possible)

Make it back to body, gasping.

1 surge to activate doing this.
2 surges spend going through the ‘glass window’ the first time
1 surge is permanently left on the other side.
1 surge spend breaking through the ‘glass window’ coming back

Spiritual issues (ask Aaron later). Talk about why I can remember that I forgot as well.

Universe see goes up by 2.

Takes about 10 minutes each way. In the physical realm, warforged’s armor pieces unfold and expand. From faceplate comes out a golden nimbus that flies away.
*

Dedicated to Lolth, a savior who led us to the promised land. Keeps clean because someone believed so hard that the message comes through. Lets us glean meaning despite not being able to read it.


Goranova not happy because it didn’t get to eat ‘the Priest’.

Verinal brings up the rear and notices something about the party, but doesn’t understand what it means. He thinks he shouldn’t mention it to the party, so he doesn’t.

  • Chant tells the goddess about our adventures. She gives Chant a look like “you have exceeded my very low expectations”. We’ve done well, it seems. She offers us a chance to get some heals on our ridiculous amount of diseases.
    she writes down Lolth’s name in a small black book with red ink. Lolth in trooooooouble.

Rei portal goes down at 37 minutes.


Identified Lolth involved with this: 450 xp (270 toward level, 180 xp towards gem)
Completed steps 1,2,3 of 4 to save Verdandi’s Paradise: 1400 xp (840 xp towards level, 560 xp towards gem)
Stopping creation of a megamind: 200 xp (120 xp towards level, 80 xp towards gem)

Level xp total: 1230 xp
Gem xp total: 820 xp
(go from 54250 to 55480 xp. Subject to change upon discussion with DM)

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2016-01-31
Bad decisions were made.
  • Manage to kill the T-Virus dragon. Radiant damage on one of the eggs.
  • At one point Hannah purified Moe with fire-based purification insta-ritual. This triggered her aura once again.
  • Hannah’s radiant damage seems to purify one of the eggs and also is able to purify the part of Rei that Hannah separated when Rei hit a bad level of infection.
  • Radiant-hit egg is a blue pale white, mostly from Shiva-powered radiant power
  • Jin, the clone of Rei, lavender-tinted chrome/mercury look. Possibly related to amethyst.

(H Note: Difference of how Egg and Jin were ‘purified’. Egg was hit by radiant attacks by Hannah and Moe. Jin was primarily stabilized through Hannah performing insta-ritual magic.)

David dragon check:

  • Seems like some cloning errors. He also remembers something important about ancient mithral dragons that this dragon reminds him of.
  • Dragon is psyonically active possibly has psion classes. She has growths that are embedded components…which are self enchantable. Jin is likely closest to the idea of a self forged.
  • Egg is small for an egg. but organic. very metallic. Egg is potentially psionically active. Has similar growths. The egg is very impressionablee. Whatever it is is very smart. Has all the memory of its forebearers. Moe and Crystal dragon, tvirus, and hannah.

Looking at the pattern, new thread rapidly manifested. Even really important ones.
Very fast creation!
This one is its own self.
There is an unusual weight to both threads, not quite taveren but have impact outside of nessecity to the pattern.
They will influence a lot of probability and their actions will have high consequence.
They not plot important but can affect things.
They are not beholden to prophecy.

We need to descide waht to do with egg and talk to dragon.

Something is really wrong with rei magically.
Henrietta, hireable(dwarf figther), asuka, squall, squeek, member of church of bahamut.

send ayesha, lilmiss, egg, jin, and rei.

cast reverse and portal. rei goes through and portal has a windows blue screen error.
susan casts SENDINg seems to reach rei, and now speaking in tongues.
also there is still an anomaly in the area.
Rose will look at it.

when hannah took stuff out of rei, she did not replace it, so something else came in.

henrietta, squall, bahamut

5 casts of succor for surge.

There is muttering in some language that is really really old.
A drow favorite spell, used by assasins, variant of melfs acid error cast on actual items.
this is a drow lich with a four headed lich, but a very powerful one with a four headed whip.
Have never heard of an arcane priestess of loth.

The lich was a projection. Using an anchor to project itself. It got angry that we disrupted this things.
Make a copy of the writing on the weird stalagtite.

  • Egg is small for an egg. but organic. very metallic. Egg is potentially psionically active. Has similar growths. The egg is very impressionablee. Whatever it is is very smart.

Has all the memory of its forebearers. Moe and Crystal dragon, tvirus, and hannah.
Jin is likely closest to the idea of a self forged.

Looking at the pattern, new thread rapidly manifested. Even really important ones.
Very fast creation!
This one is its own self.
There is an unusual weight to both threads, not quite taveren but have impact outside of nessecity to the pattern.
They will influence a lot of probability and their actions will have high consequence.
They not plot important but can affect things.
They are not beholden to prophecy.

We need to descide waht to do with egg and talk to dragon.

Simething is really wrong with rei magically.e
Henrietta, hireable(dwarf figther), asuka, squall, anddragon is psyonically active possibly has psion classes. She has growths that are embedded components…which are self enchantable. egg is potentially psionically active. Has similar growths. The egg is very impressionablee. Whatever it is is very smart.
portal has a windows blue screen error.
susan casts SENDINg seems to reach rei, and now speaking in tongues.
also there is still an anomaly in the area.
Rose will look at it.

when hannah took stuff out of rei, she did not replace it, so something else came in.

henrietta, squall, bahamut

5 casts of succor for surge.

There is muttering in some language that is really really old.
A drow favorite spell, used by assasins, variant of melfs acid error cast on actual items.
this is a drow lich with a four headed lich, but a very powerful one with a four headed whip.
Have never heard of an arcane priestess of loth.

The lich was a projection. Using an anchor to project itself. It got angry that we disrupted this things.
Make a copy of the writing on the weird stalagtite.

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