Shadyvale

1-30-16
Lost in Time and Space

Dragon and Egg staring:

The purple/mercury/mithral-y looking dragon:

uhm…warforged/self-forged in nature. Sort of a cyborg in d&d.

Chant looking at the threads:

Very sudden threads woven in. They are not Teveryn, but they will affect nodes (Butterfly Effect type of thing with them). Not beholden to prophecy.

Gnome has green and orange eyes after trying to check out why Rei is being…chaos sorcerer-like.

+
We continue to make poor life choices.

+
Fuck this lich.
+
Double 19s. Double 3s. Double 6s. Double 4s. Verinal rocks.

There’s been 4 crits in this round alone.
+

View
1-16-16 Hannah's Notes
Too many dragons?

The group picked up where they had left off in December- the middle of fighting with the T-Virus dragon. We’d left with a mix of infection levels. Rei had started to turn from phase 1 to phase 2, so the warforged used two surges to trigger her ‘save if dead’ power, but modified to instead separate Rei from the infection. The result was a Rei-shaped t-virus dragon/clone who had Rei’s bloodied value in hp.

The group continued fighting the T-virus dragon as it shifted forms. It was able to spray out large shards that covered the ground, painful to anyone stuck in the ground. I think it stayed after the fight? Might be worth looking at it.

There were also pods, most of which got exploded, I think? One got hit early on with fire-radiant damage +ongoing from the warforged, and later from ice explosions, and that seemed to cause it to change? It became more egg-like/ mini nuke-like in shape and size, and a pale blue color. In general, it seemed like these pods were set to develop over time before ‘hatching’. One was there long enough, it hatched into an eight-legged horse-dragon…thing that went and attacked Verinal.

Meanwhile, Chant was trying to convince Lil Miss to calm down. Lil Miss was freaking out because her power armor had broken and now T-Virus could attack (I think rolling 1s were involved…).

At some point, Moe’s infection levels were getting too high, so the Warforged used ‘fire, fire, purify’ (or something similar. There was a misunderstanding of what was said) to try and get rid of the infection. Moe began to glow and be a scrubby bubble with her aura, in addition to losing her infection levels.

Eventually the dragon was beat, hurrah! And uhm, very exploded. The warforged carried on her tradition of doing massive damage as primarily overkill. Yayyyy 425 icy colossal executioner axe damage. Thanks Shiva.

When ‘Evil Rei’ was low on health, she seemed to be breathing hard and sort of…out of it? There was…stabilization by the warforged/Moe? Maybe. ‘Evil Rei’ had taken radiant damage that had seemed to ‘smoothed’ part of ‘Evil Rei’ out, while the other half was mutating from the fire side of the damage. Warforged decided to try purifying her more rather than doing an ‘attack’, and after a couple attempts, all of the dragon seemed to ‘stabilize’ into a violet-tinted, mercury looking material. And then dragon went snooooooze. Unclear exactly what’s going on. But uh. We might have another dragon. Dragon named “Jin” for the concept of metal for the minute.

(Find out more about dragon next time- also see how it feels about name? Also, need to investigate the ‘dragon’ egg from the pod)

Warforged also might have had some words with one of the voices in her head on the matter. To Oriana, this transformation looked like Bahamut was at work and involved/approved of what was going on.

What else am I forgetting? Did we learn anything else?

Next time, questions/continuation of asking what we learn from our religion/nature checks about our new dragon and egg, and then hopefully a huge extended rest zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

View
2015-12-05
Puppy has a very bad day and Chant makes a guy confess his sins.

chant 61812
shinju for some reason has level 4 spells.

find a room with stuff that is on display.
also there is a bunch of chopped up wood in the room.
the side wall on the right is removable, possibly doors
tiny gnome notices that the hidden doors are a bit weird with bulges.
its a door for a dragon.
in the big mess of plants someone dug in and taken several small nodes of material(seed pods likely)
there is one seed missing – that is likely the one that grew.

toss the bits of the pod outside. they start oozing so we burn them.
comrades succor

we go looking for the dragon do not find it but 3 pillar things drop from the sky, they have minions that are growing on them,
on attack the minions separate from the statue and attack with magic missle
the dragon has been growing these as clones of himself
they are defensive in nature

go back into the temple to the main sanctuary. We open the door which seems to have lost power
the abbot is there he is telling the goddes that everythig is ok
he is lying. there are growthcoming off the abbod into the ground that have weird nodules.
there are tendrils of corruption is all over the central chamber
the abbot is throwing up static that is bloking the temple from the goddess view
he is also draining the temples power into the egg nodules
hannah also gets a run in with the hive mind.

Continue the fight with the abbot he turns into a big brute thing
So Chant tells the Abbot to confess his sins, he does and goes negative colors.
Then chant talks to the goddess. Gives a power point presentation.
she is mostly happy. We have to work of the thing with the pool.

Dragon, the pillars, monkeys are sort of visible, lots of swarms,
sepearate pool of water that that has steam vents, purpose of the room is skimming power off the material plane.
it is super sneaky
steam rising up is going to the top of the ent chambed and condensing there
big patches of swarm are big targets bigger than monkeys.
also check the pool room there is something important

talk to zak about fixing lil miss armor. Also spetral armor but more on that later.
another comrade succor

the dogs collar has a crystal that is primal enchanted. It is some sort of spirit thingy, an imprint of a creature or a soul?
It lets the thing pretend to be something else.

hannah gets collared and has a scent map of finding locations.
She now looks like a buff gnome with tatoos.

Call zak for doing make whole ritual.
3250xp for this session
Chant gets 400xp for one part of ent quest

Bahamut sends a message to Sarah about future doom. Someting about the deck of many things. Personal quest.

View
12-5-15 Hannah Notes

XP:

3250
Successfully and safely 1400
removed one of the trinity bosses 1400
Figuring out why the goddess wasn’t doing anything 450
See

Mental impressions from Bahamut to half-ork in a fancy dress.
“you did well young wizard, but I’m handing off this to my champion”

DECK OF MANY THINGS? WHATTTT.

She gets an image of an ominous figure holding an equally ominous book.

View
11-21-2015 Hannah's Notes

Find the room we were searching for. We are a pillar of caution. Looking in, part of the room has lots of burnt old armor pieces, big tablets, etc. On the other side of the room is a bunch of gnarled wood. Turns out someone took out a single seed pod, the other pods seem gnarly. Everything is grey-brown. On the burnt things side, the wall seems like it can be removed/ openable?

dragon door!

View
2015-11-15
Talking to really old tree

40 minutes later…
moe is over stuffed with power.
chant is fiiiine.

hannah has a weird thing that is highly magical
shiva grants hannah a boon of a collosal magic weapon.

we go back to the temple
chant is thinking tree thoughts, feels an ancient presence below the ground.
then kaz gets zapped

the trap is very powerful and nasty. it is counter to people who use arts other than those of the temple.
david is not detected by the trap
moe causes a hum in the temple
kaz caused more hum but also charged

david pokes at the control thingy for a while. He can walk around just fine, its not seeing him.
Tries to think door open it does not work.
turns out its cause its not seeing him

use dimention door, it does not detect anything.

we can proceed down a tunnel. Sarah rolls down the stairs…sigh….

end in a large gardeny area with grass growing, good dirt.
most of the grass is green but some have glowing flowers.
the various vegetations are sort of separate
at the edge of the pool of water there is a large tree. 400 feet high, the roots are surrounding the pond.
there is a small sapling that is 7 feet tall, there are no animals.

some sort of massive psionic entity tries saying something quietly to me, it HURTS!

Chant talks to tree. It’s rude to talk so fast but sort of OK.
It seems to consider the new ent to be an evolution.
its actually pure
the pool is super deep and there is a glow at the bottom.
gives a description of the chamber where the seed pod is, gives a name and general direction. (chamber of the elder 7)
tells about the room with a sense of regret and sadness, picture of a small child telling stories.
tree notices that I am a tiefling, not happy about it.
gives me talisman and cleanse this place, it will help, or else.
leaf turns into an armguard thingy wrap.
remove the corruption from this scantuary.
chant has otherwordly knowledge tyranid.

the chamber wehere the pod is is refering to a human empire, that called themselves the elder folk.
the empire was actually first then dwarves and elves moved in next door.
pissed the dwarves and elves off a lot
7th dynasty was the last one, something happened that…well everything blew up.
-Tim’s apprentice was involved.
we know vaguely where this place was, its where the gnolls are.

get in a fight with a sentient sword and a statue.

View
11-14-2015 Hannah's Notes
A rolling Oriana gathers no moss

The warforged found something in her pocket- a dragon heart looking thing from an unmagical bag.

Oriana and Shinji don’t see anything. Lil Miss says it’s not food. That’s rare. Hannah will write herself some notes for later. Got the insight check off doing a ritual to get this.

Shiva is annoyed that she might be competing for warforged, manifests a colossal ice/cold ax that dances (see artificer power Dancing Weapon).

We enter the temple. Owowow the Corridor of Passing Storms is arcing a lot and causing pain. Kaz, Verinal and Shinji spend some time investigating the crystals in the hallway and figuring out how to go around it. The friends and foes part is turned off.

They decide to try the ceiling or the floor, go for the ceiling and Verinal gets zapped. He then tries the floor and gets access- it’s a sort of construct, and it sees Moe as a background and Verinal is a big black spot.

+++++
Ent:

Elder 7
7th Age?

mental image of a child hanging from trees and telling stories.

Why are you here?
“To fight the corruption”
‘small oak leaf’ falls. It is more ‘chilly’ in here- recognizes that Chant is a Tiefling. On his left arm the leaf curls up and forms an arm piece for Chant. The item was touching the pool as Chant picked it up.
“Remove this corruption from her Sanctuary”

Okay, the seed and the dragon fused :( and now it’s got one viable egg/seed which is brand new.

Kaz check: Human empire pretentiously named themselves ‘the elder ones’. Their neighbors were dwarves and elves who came later. ’the eldar/elder realm. Specifically after the 4th dynasty there was a a hierarchy struggle which meant that a sub-line took over, changing the style of power and court to intrigue. Tended to piss off dwarves with lots of mining, pissed off elves by removing forests. TEVINTERRRRRRRRR. 7th dynasty is the last dynasty. There was an heir, but no one quite knows what happened.

Another human tribe rebelled successfully. They ruled successfully until their emperor was assassinated and everything fall down.

117 years after Tim’s death, a loyal retainer- he was part of the Faing family. ANd he was was in charge of dirty warfare (Tim’s apprentice). The capital went boom. ‘A star was born and the capital was removed from the world.’ 6-8 weeks to the west, and then 6-8 weeks to the northwest, and then 2 weeks north. Plains.

Gnolls were a part of this empire.

+
Group goes looking for the room, as this is where the original seed was, looking for clues.

Swords and samurai armor are trying to block us going towards the room. The swords have anti-elven runes.

UHM these swords are sentient and have ego/personality. They would like to kill people.

I am apparently good at dominating objects.

“Take our talisman, and cleanse this place”

View
2015-11-08
Sarah is no longer standard

chant and moe are merging, this is not a good thing
run to the temple, there is a lot of historic carving
also the doors have psycic rune stuff for moving

the minion monkeys stop at the edge of the temple.
door closes and room lights up
nodules of tvirus burn inside the temple.

goddess looks at things, chant says hes not here
takes hard look at aurianna but looks like bahamut intercedes.

room starts to burn the infection in hannah and anyone else who is infected.
hannah’s hand is crippled.

standing in a large chamber 80ftX100ftX200ft. This is some sort of decontamination room of the temple before entering the sanctified area.
doors are massive and swing out.
the floor is slick like texture, really smooth granit. The walls are very carved with histories. Doors have history of construction.
the walls have same form of story going back into the past.
there are rounded grooves in an asymetric pattern in the floor that go into holes in the walls.
going down the room is slopes slightly uphill.
we are currently in an entry hall that has a smaller set of doors at the end, flanking two large doors.
cieling is carved but not light enough
the carving looks organic in style.
everything is either mother of pearl or ivory colored. inside the grooves is brighter white. The carvings get darker as you go further into the room.
spots in the cieling that are tunnels for small creatures to squeeze.
the temple has individual temperature control, but Kaz notices that its failing.

something attacks the doors. This is draining the batteries.
we move away to the three doors.
one door is the door of the monk, which has libraries and training thingies.
where are the monks of this monastery?
do not know why this monastery was built. Has fancy crystals.
the central doors have the main thematic theme of the goddess worship.
phrasing on the goddess is odd and super detailed, and are all slightly different.
this is probably one of the original monasteries

giant inner doors open. There is some sort of open area. Very strange steps leading into the cave.
hannah somehow makes all the mist condence. The light dims.

we find a small dog that has been here a while
head to the temple, has a giant symbol meaning righteousness

sharah does not gnome cannon because she asked not to due to holding puppy.
but then we get attacked by a giant mutant manta ray that breathes fire at us.
something is weird about its hide.

kaz is exloring the temple during fight
finds a big pair of wooden doors with a scene carved into its
lots of closed rooms that are either storage or living places.
scene of trio humanor creatures that are offering a tiny humanoid creatures.
the goddeses are huge. They are different sizes.
one in armor, one in peasant outfit, formal kimono like one.
They are offering stuff to the halflings.
there is faint iconography worked into the artwork.
dog opens a secret tunnel
there is jouran talking about kaz showing up, its the last entry.

something is growing pretty well and is recovered nicely
something something a seed of her tree that showed up.
the ent seed that escaped.
the apes found it and brought it in.

do a thing to heal chant with hannah, tell her stuff to do the ritual.
Ritual goes so well, that it yanks the tielflings parts out of her and gets helped by bahamut to replace the missing part.
I have green hair? Have a flaming crown on my head. Also darker skin color.
I am tree sprouts leaves

View
11-7-15 Hannah's Notes
Puppppy!!

80 ft tall, 100 wide, 200 deep

doors: 85 ft tall, 35 wide. Doors swings out.

Floor itself has a slick-like texture, slightly slippery. Walls are heavily carved, looks like there’s histories along the doors. First glance of them shows kinesis symbols, and story of the doors’ construction. However the stories do not mirror each other.

Walls along the depth of the temple also have hieroglyphic stories, start with most recent, and get older as you go back. The floor is smooth, with a few exceptions. There are rounded grooves, sort of half pipe in asymmetrical patterns in the floor. Along the lines of a spider web.

Coked-up spider. They inter-trace along the floors to holes in the walls.

Going further in, everything slopes up slightly (around 23 degrees), and then flattens out and there seems to be the temple proper. Far end, more carvings, smaller set of doors on either side, and another big pair of doors.

organic nature to the carvings. Everything in the room appears to be mother of pearl or white materials. Inside the grooves it’s brighter white. The further back you go on the walls themselves, it transitions to more gray/natural mix. Possibly little holes up above.

puppy- tiangou

temple
wooden door with one big door with a giant symbol ‘righteous’

View
10/24/2015 Hannah Notes
Long-ass ramp (ass ramp?)

The group journeyed to get into the temple. Unfortunately there were a lot of apes between them and getting up the ramp that led to the temple.

View

I'm sorry, but we no longer support this web browser. Please upgrade your browser or install Chrome or Firefox to enjoy the full functionality of this site.