Thursday, 10 December 2015

Session 74 - Telenovellas and Horrible Terrors

This session marks a sad occasion - Mariana is flying back to Portugal, maybe forever. Stay in touch! You and Joe Joe shall be missed!

Next session is the last session of the year since I'll be in Iceland (two-for-one-pizzas-harr-harr) and then embroiled in Christmas stuff as we approach the end of the year. I am going to assume that 5th January will be our next session for now, if anything changes I'll let you know.
We'll also be back in the Mad Hatter next year (yay!) so less mucking about in noisy pubs.

We (or rather, Charles) are organising something laser quest-related for this Monday, so contact somebody via these emails or Facebook if you're interested!

Over and out.

Session 74 - Telenovellas and Horrible Terrors

Campaign Date:
Sunday, 27 November, 1549
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Zodiac: Scorpio

Enemies Defeated:
- A shapeshifting monster, sliced to pieces by Stabbington (250 exp)
- Joe Joe's parent's murderer, life ruined (100 exp)
Total: 350 exp

Treasure and Equipment:
- Assorted arms and armour of an ancient design in fine condition, less effective than modern arms and armour but potentially valuable to history buffs (400 exp)
- A diary detailing the sordid details of the life a small-town Halfling.
Total: 400 exp


- Travelled 150 miles or so (500 exp)
- 7 dungeon rooms explored (140 exp)
- First party member to enter the hidden Halfling village of Gullypuddle (100 exp)
Total: 740 exp


- Flew brass bell to Fate via giant eagle, most healed up while Stabbington and Mana went to see Slim Jimmy (50 exp)
- Slim Jimmy agreed to fence bell for cut of profits, bell shifted under cover of night. Profits used mostly to pay off Stabbington's significant debt. Remainder split. (50 exp)
- Manager of Stabbington's company gives him a map to a Dwarven dungeon of ominous import. (50 exp)
- Joe Joe drops some boulders carved with threatening messages in front of Slim Jimmy's house then flies the team to Gifflewim's shop, only to find it already ransacked. Townsfolk say he suddenly up and left town a few days ago without even saying goodbye. (50 exp)
- The party fly on eagleback to the dungeon entrance, then Joe Joe flies off to her home town. The session splits. (50 exp)
Inside the Dungeon:
- The main group enter to discover strange swirling purple smoke around their ankles and ornately carved halls. (50 exp)
- A room containing well preserved old robes, sandals, arms and armour is entered through a door containing a Hammer-and-Compasses symbol. (50 exp)
- In a large hall are many preserved bodies. Some armed humans, most unarmed Dwarfs. On the walls are murals of Dwarvish history. A few bodies are dragged outside for whatever reason. (50 exp)
- At the end of the hall, an empty altar that once contained several items, a big boulder, a Dwarfish inscription over the back wall saying "We Walk in the Right". (50 exp)
- Walking to the right, the party reach a library containing many stone Dwarfish tomes. Jane Doe has a cheeky read and finds out a bunch of stuff. (50 exp)
- Entering another room, the walls are layered rune-carved shells, looking through the runes cut into the shell allows you to see deeper layers. In a pool of water, gems! (50 exp)
- Testing of the gems reveals they are more glittering holes in the fabric of space-time than actual jewels. Jumurak's pickaxe crawls with white light. (50 exp)
- In the next room, battle ensues when a strange colour-shifting monster is poked. It reforms and changes round to round. (50 exp)
- In the fighting, Mana's weapons and armour break so she bogs off to the next room to check down a hole, seeing a pile of something sparking below. Dropping stuff has no effect. (50 exp)
- The shapeshifter is finally defeated after Jumurak passes out punching it and Stabbington lays in with a 5-hit combo, it bursts in a cloud of multicoloured gas. The party decides to cut their losses and leave. (50 exp)
In the Halfling village:
- Joe Joe lands impressively in the centre of the village and is greeted by the celebrating village inhabitants. (50 exp)
- She goes to see her relatives, the Grumbleberries, and is immersed once more in the tangled gossip-filled web of a Halfling village inter-familial politics. Her return has dredged up rumours that the Hogfoots were behind her parent's murder. (50 exp)
- Excusing herself from the conversation, Joe Joe necks a Shrinking potion and goes to investigate the Hogfoots. She learns that her father was originally a Hogfoot before marrying into the Grumbleberries, and clings onto the back of a chair to hear her father's sister's whispered discussion with her husband. (50 exp)
- Suspicious, Joe Joe finds their bedroom and goes through their stuff. She finds a locket with her father's face in it and a diary which contains more info, including that her father and his sister had been close as children. (50 exp)
- Despite the enmity between the Hogfoots and the Grumbleberries, Joe Joe's father and mother got married. This cut him off from the Hogfoots, and his sister, forever. In an attempt to get him back the sister bribed a human man to kill Joe Joe's mother. The price - mind-controlling the woman the man loved into being his loving wife. Unfortunately something went horribly wrong during the hit and he killed them both, fleeing into the night and leaving only the bracelet that Joe Joe now wears. (50 exp)
- With this inflammatory text in tow, Joe Joe concocts a plan to tell the whole town without being found guilty of the heinous crime of diary-theft. At her Welcome Home Feast she leaves the diary somewhere that an elder of the Longshank family, neutral in the Grumbleberry-Proudfoot feud, can find it by "accident". (50 exp)
- He reads it (acceptable by diary-windfall laws) and discovers the truth. In front of the whole town he shames Joe Joe's aunt and she is condemned. The punishment - partial lobotomy followed by mind-slavery until death. Joe Joe shows pity and decides she should instead have a choice between being disembowelled by the giant eagle or being exiled from the village. The condemned quickly agrees to exile. (50 exp)
- Joe Joe's aunt tells her where the killer still lives in a human town and they fly there. While Joe Joe confronts him, her aunt removes the mindcontrol on the killer's wife. Joe Joe leaves as the killer's life begins to fall apart. (50 exp)
- Now tired of small town politics, Joe Joe flies off on her eagle to greater adventures. (50 exp)
Total: 1150 exp


- Brutal Kill bonus (50 exp)
- Diplomacy bonus (50 exp)
- Dramatic Battle bonus (50 exp)
- Kill It With Fire bonus (50 exp)
- Soap Opera bonus (50 exp)
- Split the Party bonus (50 exp)
- Overkilled the tranforming monster (100 exp)
- Near Death Experience bonus (Jumurak - 100 exp)
- Party Treasurer Bonus (Jane Doe - 100 exp)
Total: 400 exp + bonuses

Active Businesses:

- Peggy Pigrider - Pie Mama's. Safe. Value: 1213sp
- John Doe the Unlucky - Anvil, Mining and Craft Company. Risky. Value: 1579sp
- Lulu Spiderbite - Clunge Honey. Safe. Value: 1357sp
- Joe Joe - Josephine's Petting Zoo. Risky. Value: 1455sp
- Stabbington Shanks - Tomb Busters. Risky. Value: 618sp (+3% value)

- The Fated King's withdrawn our armies from Caledonia. I fear the north is lost.
- The girl at Lamister's Roost says she knows the people who knocked over the Bloodworth Estate. Forced her to cut the keys at gunpoint they did.
- It's madness in the mountains now, Dwimmermount is spewing dark forces and strange smoky creatures stalk the passes.
- If you tattoo the Dead Sign of Duvan'Ku upon your chest you can gain entry to the city of Necromancers.
- The dark tunnels below the city contain more than vagrants and rats, the Resurrection Engine they use to raise the dead is down there too!
- Atrox Morbus might be scary and expensive, but the leech there is an expert on every disease and malady the world has ever seen!

Death Toll and Injuries:
- None!


Exp Totals:

Dominic / Sir Stabbington Shanks, Level 6 Fighter: 43219 (Level up at 64000)
Charles / Zea, Level 6 Cleric: 33930 (Level up at 56000)
Mariana / Joe Joe, Level 5 Halfling: 28949 (Level up at 32000)
Kyle / Jane Doe, Level 4 Dwarf: 14649 (Level up at 17600)
Sarah / Mana, Level 4 Specialist (Thief): 10690 (Level up at 12000)
Fraser / Jumarak2, Level 3 Muscle Wizard: 8195 (Level up at 9000)

David / Theras, Level 5 Specialist (Assassin): 13422 (Level up at 24000)

Absent or Retired:
Oli / Lulu Spiderbite, Daughter of Lord Gorga, Level 5 Barbarian: 25506 (Level up at 32000)
Dana / Bingo Augustus, Level 5 Muscle Wizard: 19863 (Level up at 36000)
James / Quarion, Level 3 Elf (Gremling): 7947 (Level up at 12000)
Gary / Skirr Abderian, Level 1 Specialist (Thief): 416 (Level up at 1500)
Mariana / Aurora, Level 3 Cleric: 4018 (Level up at 7000)
Wai / Mogwi Stitch-Up, Level 2 Specialist: 2715 (Level up at 3000)
Sam / Lucados Orbrus, Level 2 Fighter: 3000 (Level up at 4000)
Clay / Carthas, Level 1 Fighter: 371 (Level up at 2000)
John / West, Level 1 Cleric: 521 (Level up at 1750)
Hayley / Bob, Level 2 Dwarf: 2999 (Level up at 4400)
Niall / Roht, Level 1 Muscle Wizard: 722 (Level up at 2250)
??? / Unnamed Cleric of the Garden God, Level 1 Cleric: 0 (Level up at 1750)
Florent / Sir Arthur, Level 1 Fighter: 186 (Level up at 2000)
Jamie / Alden, Level 1 Magic-User: 186 (Level up at 2250)
Ben / Thant, Level 1 Cleric: 186 (Level up at 1750)
Mike / Arran Folynn, Level 1 Specialist (Rogue): 186 (Level up at 1500)
Alex / Arhnin, Level 1 Elf (Hollowback Ylfen): 1518 (Level up at 3000)
Daniel / Davrak, Level 1 Magic User: 976 (Level up at 2250)
Nuno / Temperion, Level 1 Magic User: 742 (Level up at 2250)
Leo / Leo, Level 4 Cleric: 11102 (Level up at 14000)
Liisa / Peggy Pigrider, Level 5 Dwarf: 19420 (Level up at 35200)
-- Mr Pig, Level 1 Porcine.
Aron / Alphonse the Gentleman Barbarian, Level 1 Barbarian: 1184 (Level up at 2000)
Nimrod / U, Level 2 Specialist (Monk): 2250 (Level up at 3000)
Renzo / (Renzo's next character), Level 2 ???: 3462 (Level up at ???)
Clay / Svalborg, Level 2 Goblin: 2204 (Level up at 4000)
-- Tzani Spillios, Level 0 Scholar
Thomas / Tobias, Level 2 Cleric: 2204 (Level up at 3500)
Josh / Larry, Level 1 Elf (Galumfy Dotard): 383 (Level up at 3000)
Will / Calen, Level 1 Halfling: 1582 (Level up at 2000)
Davide / Golden Junk, Level 1 Elf (Misergeist): 1971 (Level up at 3000)
Pedro / Dexter, Level 1 Necromancer: 1460 (Level up at 2250)
Mark / Marley, Level 2 Specialist: 2850 (Level up at 3000)
Rita / Arwen, Level 1 Elf (Sloomit Waghorn): 643 (Level up at 3000)
Sophia / Ceres, Level 1 Elf (Hollowback Ylfen): 1487 (Level up at 3000)
Alex / Tick, Level 1 Goblin: 731 (Level up at 2000)
Oliver / Pip, Level 1 Halfling: 731 (Level up at 2000)
Ej / Matilda, Level 2 Specialist: 1839 (Level up at 3000)
Sev / Brad the Stabbinator, Level 1 Fighter: 1871 (Level up at 2000)
Harry / Reg, Level 1 Dwarf: 150 (Level up at 2200)
Mike / Lootle Halfstack, Level 1 Specialist: 715 (Level up at 1500)
Aaron / Maura, Level 1 Halfling: 1637 (Level up at 2000)
Matt / Sheik, Level 1 Barbarian: 767 (Level up at 2000)
Shaun / Nagash, Level 1 Necromancer: 817 (Level up at 2250)
rhhjdghjdshgjbleeeh / Elric, Level 1 Cleric: 817 (Level up at 1750)
Michael / Mist Urmun, Level 4 Magic User: 12881 (Level up at 18000)
Pawel / Devein, Level 1 Dwarf: 1160 (Level up at 2200)
Marco / Sauron, Level 1 Necromancer: 1530 (Level up at 2250)
Tom / NWA Chuck Langley, Level 1 Cleric: 951 (Level up at 1750)
Ros / Rhea, Level 1 Elf (Capriped): 850 (Level up at 3000)
John / Level 1 Magic-User: 1500 (Level up at 2000)
Chris / Crocell, Level 4 Halfling: 12318 (Level up at 16000)
-- Belial, Level 1 Fighter: 1047 (Level up at 2000)
Michael / Mist Urmun, Level 4 Magic User: 9129 (Level up at 18000)
Renzo / Gastani, Level 2 Barbarian: 3000 (Level up at 4000)
Chris2 / Gadling, Level 3 Specialist (Assassin): 4738 (Level up at 6000)
Joanna / Artemis, Level 2 Specialist (Healer): 2250 (Level up at 3000)
George / Magnus, Level 1 Cleric: 1342 (Level up at 1750)
Lisa / Bella, Level 1 Magic User: 1951 (Level up at 2250)
Jacob / Wizard Khalifa, Level 1 Muscle Wizard: 430 (Level up at 2250)
Marius' Totally-Not-Necromancer, Level 3 Necromancer: 5111 (Level up at 9000)
Nadav / Frog, Level 1 Fighter: 732 (Level up at 2000)
Charlie / Losh, Level 1 Elf (Habberjock): 309 (Level up at 3000)
Jack / Uldric, Level 1 Magic User: 409 (Level up at 2250)
Kate / Khaleesi, Level 1 Muscle Wizard: 37 (Level up at 2250)
Emmi / Lyrel, Level 2 Necromancer: 2891 (Level up at 4500)
--- Schmidt, Level 0 Human

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