Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Session 188 - Angelslayers

Session 188 - Angelslayers

Campaign Date:
Tuesday, 24 April, 1601
Moon Phase: First Quarter
Zodiac: Aries

New Backstory:
- Flaming Fury and her time-displaced paradox clone travelled the country performing impossible magic shows. Unfortunately a small crowd cottoned onto the trick and the Flaming Furies were forced to kill them. Double unfortunately the cops showed up, everything went to shit, and one of the Flaming Furies died in the escape. (Once per session, cause everything to go to shit in an unexpected way. 1-2: good for enemies, 3-4: bad for eveyone, 5-6: good for you)

- Andromeda was in an abusive relationship with “her” POWERLAD, which our POWERLAD saved her from by murdering him. She’s so obsessed with “our” POWERLAD because she didn’t realise that a POWERLAD could be a good person. (Don’t roll to pass out while fleeing)

Treasure and Equipment:
- 13 obols (130 exp) - A bunch of dead centipedes
Total: 130 exp

Enemies Defeated:
- 6 regular angels (300 exp)
- 2 upgraded angels (200 exp)
- 12 giant centipedes (120 exp)
Total: 620 exp

- 2 Wandering Monsters rolled (100 exp)
- First party to enter Level 4 of Dwimmermount (400 exp)
- Shortcut to Level 4 discovered (400 exp)
- Explored 2 unexplored dungeon areas (40 exp)
Total: 940 exp

- It’s dangerous to camp outside, so it looks like it’s time to make use of Randy’s cave hovel! Bedrolls and blankets are taken in to create a nice little camp. (50 exp)
- POWERLAD closes off the cave from the rest of the dungeon by stonebending the walls together and they have a good night’s sleep. (50 exp)
- The next day (although it’s hard to tell underground), everyone but POWERLAD, Andromeda and Flaming Fury is still asleep. They decide to do some early reconnoitring. (50 exp)
--- Burnt Face Lad
- POWERLAD smooths open the way into the rest of Dwimmermount and they head on in. They reach the moon pool room in short order - it’s the same as ever except that one of the spider corpses seems to be covered in some sort of slime. (50 exp)
- POWERLAD investigates and… classic blunder! A blob of it falls from the ceiling onto his head! (50 exp)
- It blobs down over his face and arms, burning as it begins to turn his flesh into more into slime.(50 exp)
- Flaming Fury reacts quickly, grabbing her rope and scraaaping it in a big loop over POWERLAD. Thankfully it works and the slime transfers to the rope! (50 exp)
- She chucks the rapidly slimifying rope away and assists POWERLAD. His skin is all red raw like he’s been badly sunburnt. Poor boy. (50 exp)

- Zena and Dumbledorris turn up, following the shouts, and the group continues on. (50 exp)
--- Andromeda totally needs saving
- The slightly expanded team moves on, following a corridor that’s meant to head to the elevator doors. As the cave turns, a bunch of giant centipedes block the path! (50 exp)
- They’re not aggressive but the party’s taking no chances. Flaming Fury goes first, firing a couple of useless arrows from her magic Bow of the Ram. POWERLAD shows her how it’s done by nailing a centipede with a crossbow bolt. (50 exp)
- Dumbledorris snaps her staff in two, rushes forward, flicks a centipede into the air, and bats it into another! Both centipedes go flying back! (50 exp)

- Further centipede-crushing ensues. POWERLAD smashes with his hammer, Flaming Fury chops with her axe, and Zena stabs with her lightning halberd. Too easy! (50 exp)
- They turn to see Andromeda is in trouble! There’s a centipede on her! “Oh oh save me POWERLAD oh no how horrible a centipede i am in such distress!” she cries, unconvincingly pretending the dead centipede she’s holding is eating her. (50 exp)
- POWERLAD refuses to help and she throws the centipede aside in a huff. (50 exp)
- Meanwhile Dumbledorris has collapsed into flesh-soup to digest one of the centipedes, stealing its tough carapace. Zena doesn’t notice because she’s too busy talking to the embarrassed Andromeda. (50 exp)
--- Lessons learned
- When Dumbledorris is done, the centipede’s brown colouration has evened out the pallid white skin she got from eating that zombie. Her skin colour is back to normal! (50 exp)
- They continue on, hearing angel song from this direction. They reach a larger cave which once contained a whole lot of web, but it looks like it’s all been converted to that green slime. (50 exp)
- To stop it dropping on heads, Zena starts burning it away with a fire beam. It doesn’t burn itself, but it does retract away from the path of the beam, clearing the way! (50 exp)
- They move on, the angelic singing getting louder. The next room is lined with crispy fire-blackened web. Apparently too crispy for slimeification. There’s also the collapsed red-veined clay of a demon’s body in here. (50 exp)
- They check it out, and find it’s got a bag with a fair few knickknacks and keepsakes in it. Obols! (50 exp)
- Zena puts a radioactive symbol on the bag because you can’t be too careful about demons!! She continues to be conveniently looking the wrong way whenever Dumbledorris is obviously demonic. (50 exp)
- They keep going until they get to a door - one of those cool metal doors that whizzes back into the wall when you touch it. It looks like it cut one of those Inclusions in half when it closed on it though. (50 exp)
- Hearing that the angels are close and knowing that they shoot to kill anyone tainted by magic, Flaming Fury and Zena go forward while the demon and the muscle wizard stay back. (50 exp)
--- Angels of Mercy
- The door slides open to a room whose walls are lined with strange machines with rods and dials and all sorts. More importantly, there are a couple of angels here working on the controls! They turn to scan Zena and Flaming Fury as they enter, but ultimately ignore them. (50 exp)

- Flaming Fury suddenly realises - she’s heard this song language before! She knows angelic binary! It must have been muffled before the door opened! She listens in to their pings and surmises that they’re messing with these controls to get the elevator door open. (50 exp)
- They open the next door into the corridor and find yet more angels. They’ve actually got the door open, and thick bronze pipes or cables lead into the space beyond. (50 exp)
- Flaming Fury goes up to a second-tier angel and sings “ -- Return to the Gate -- ” but the request is questioned and countermanded by deeper singing. “ -- Aberrant Command Detected -- Neutralize Source -- “Uh oh. (50 exp)

- The angel’s wings click together into beam cannons and take aim at Flaming Fury…. (50 exp)
- Suddenly Zena is there! She smashes into the angel from the side with a massive shoulder barge! The angel staggers backwards and Flaming Fury sees everything go to shit! (50 exp)
--- Angels of Wrath!
- The beam cannon goes wide, blasting into the ceiling. Rocks fall as the stasis field boils off, smashing into the cables and breaking the angels’ connection to the mothership! They’re on their own! (50 exp)
- The cannon angel throws Zena off and clatters after Flaming Fury, attempting to reconnect to the rest of the angels for more orders. Without an update, it tells its minions to defend themselves! (50 exp)
- Flaming Fury dodges out of the line of fire and runs back through the machine room yelling “PLS HALP!” (50 exp)
- POWERLAD and Andromeda are tagged in. Flaming Fury ducks to the side as POWERLAD hefts his hammer, blocking the doorway! (50 exp)
- POWERLAD swings in at the cannon angel with his mighty hammer, smashing it backwards. Flaming Fury follows up with a scattershot round between POWERLAD’s legs… (50 exp)

- He doubles over, holding his groin, and Andromeda leaps off his mighty back into the room, aiming a devastating Magic Missile Punch at the angel!!! (50 exp)
- The punch connects… and fizzles. The angels are immune to magic! How could they forget! (50 exp)
- The angel orders its minions to switch to anti-flesh weaponry, apparently confused by its lack of connection to the angel network since everyone’s in armour these days. (50 exp)
- The minion angels deploy axes from their spindly arms and attack with no benefits. The only big problem is that Dumbledorris takes double damage from angels as their weapons sear through her demonic flesh. (50 exp)
- No matter, POWERLAD still has his massive hammer. With boosted muscles he destroys the cannon angel with one big hit! Its shattered body clatters to the ground. (50 exp)
- One of the angels sings out an upgrade request… but with no uplink to the rest of the angels there is no reply. Flaming Fury countermands by singing “ -- Upgrade Request Denied -- “ (50 exp)
- Meanwhile in front of the elevator doors, Zena is having a hell of a time. She attacks one that’s interfacing with the elevator door panel, so it turns round and ruins her day with a hell of a crit. She goes flying back, stunned, and smashes into the wall. (50 exp)
- The angel moves in to hit her while she’s down and the huge elevator door slides shut behind it, catching the cables in the middle. (50 exp)
- POWERLAD and Andromeda fight back-to-back, slaying angels to keep them away from Dumbledorris, while Flaming Fury jumps straight into the middle and smashes around with her axe. (50 exp)
- Zena’s finally up, fending off blows from the angel outside in the main corridor. She disengages and runs into the machine room, collapsing against a wall where others can defend her. (50 exp)
- The angels repair the damage to the connection cable and the angels are reconnected to the angel network! There are precious few of them left though. (50 exp)

- POWERLAD jumps forward and stone-shapes the walls and floor to separate the main corridor and divide the cable again. It works! But the angels have done something to reinforce the connection and they remain linked up to the angel song. (50 exp)
- There’s one last angel inside the machine room which manages to survive a lot of punishment until Dumbledorris fittingly finishes it off with her sticks. Phew! (50 exp)
- POWERLAD grows the rock closed around the door to the machine room, closing it off and preventing the angels outside from getting in. (50 exp)
--- Centipede Speedbump
- Everyone breathes a sigh of relief… until some more of those giant centipedes slither in from the other direction! (50 exp)
- The party rank up, ready to face this new foe, but Zena is already in the midst of them, polearm outstretched. (50 exp)
- In an extremely impressive multi-hit combo, Zena skewers each and every centipede on her halberd in a single headlong rush! (50 exp)
- She returns to the rest of the party who are legitimately impressed. And hungry. Zena sets up a fire rune and cooks everyone up a fresh centipede spit roast. How hospitable! (50 exp)

--- Run for the elevator
- There is still the sound of angels singing outside, singing situation reports to the gestalt. POWERLAD bends runes again, creating arrow slits in this wall and building a wall across the corridor. Some of the angels are cut off! (50 exp)
- Zena jabs her halberd through the arrow slit at one of the angels. The jab hits but the lightning rune on the tip depowers in the vicinity of the angel. (50 exp)
- POWERLAD opens the door completely and the party charge out towards the elevator doors. There’s a four-legged cannon angel and several of its base angel minions, it quickly orders its minions to swap their weapons to armour-piercing hammers. (50 exp)
- Flaming Fury lobs a vial of super-solvent at an angel but it merely hisses and turns to steam!? No matter, the party’s plenty powerful and it turns out Zena is absolute bullshit. (50 exp)
- Zena cleaves straight through an angel and crits its four-legged master! It staggers backwards, one of its wings shattered. (50 exp)
- The rest of the party blast through, Andromeda protecting Dumbledorris from the angels’ anti-magic weaponry. The angels fall and clatter to the ground before them. (50 exp)
- Only the four-legged commander remains. POWERLAD leaps forth, winks at Andromeda, and smashes it against the elevator doors with his maul. It falls to pieces! (50 exp)
--- Finally, the elevator
- Catching their breaths, the party gathers in front of the elevator doors. The keycard is brought forth - the cross within a circle symbol of Terms Termax glows in the centre. (50 exp)
- The centre symbol is pressed and the door opens! Inside is a large vertical tube, slime and plantlife seems to be growing on the inside of the shaft above, but it’s a normal pale off-white below. (50 exp)
- A shimmering disk of energy manifests in the middle of the shaft. It’s solid, but translucent. How strange! They all get on the elevator and Zena presses the lower half of the remote. The elevator descends… (50 exp)
- The elevator descends a long way. The angels’ cables go all the way down the shaft, connecting both to the cables in front of the elevator door and somewhere further above. (50 exp)

- Eventually they reach the bottom of the elevator. A closed elevator door is in front of them. The angel cables plug into the wall behind. It’s quiet here. (50 exp)
- Zena presses the button to open the door and… we’ll find out next week! (50 exp)
Total: 3200 exp

- Absolutely Disgusting bonus (50 exp)
- Balls to the Wall bonus (50 exp)
- Best of Intentions bonus (50 exp)
- Brutal Kill bonus (50 exp)
- Classic Charles bonus (50 exp)
- Dramatic Battle bonus (50 exp)
- Heresy bonus (50 exp)
- I Immediately Regret This Decision bonus (50 exp)
- Long Deliberation bonus (50 exp)
- Ludicrous Gore bonus (50 exp)
- Pundemonium bonus (50 exp)
- Split the Party bonus (50 exp)
- What Could Possibly Go Wrong bonus (50 exp)
- WWE bonus (50 exp)
- Why Did You Say That bonus (50 exp)
Total: 750 exp

Party Roles and Individual Exp:
- Remembrancer (Charles / Zena - 100 exp)
- Caller (Kitty / POWERLAD - 100 exp)
- Treasurer (Charles / Zena - 100 exp)
- Quartermaster (Ollie / Flaming Fury - 100 exp)
- Guard (Kitty / POWERLAD - 100 exp)
- Tracker (Ollie / Flaming Fury - 100 exp)
- Chippo Man bonus (Ollie*2 - 100 exp ea.)
- JÜGBRINGYR bonus (Ollie - 500 exp) - Art Attack bonus (Charles - 100 exp) - Attacco d'Arte bonus (Charles - 100 exp)
Active Businesses:
- Knickers Gloves Bodices. Risky. 1020sp. (Ratimir)
- Blood Honey Healing 4 U (Co-dependent businesses)
--- Honey Healing. Safe. 1084sp. (Bertha)
--- Blood Honey 4 U. Safe. 10410sp. (Sir Robyn)


Death Toll and Injuries:

Exp Totals:
- Kitty / High Priest POWERLAD!, Level 7 Muscle Wizard: 120485 (Level up at 144000)
-- Devotee of Ninhursag, Bond 10 (-50% exp)
--- Andromeda, Level 3 Muscle Wizard: 8267 (Level up at 9000)
---- Devotee of Ereshkigal, Bond 6 (-30% exp) ---- Devotee of Ninhursag, Bond 2 (-10% exp)
- Charles / Zena, Level 6 Fighter: 47696 (Level up at 64000)
- Ollie / Flaming Fury,
 Level 4 Dwarf: 17257 (Level up at 17600)
---- Devotee of Ereshkigal, Bond 3 (-15% exp)
- Suzie / Dumbledorris2, Level 3 Inheritor: 7803 (Level up at 9000) 

Absent or Retired:
- Carter / Styx, Level 6 Goblin: 47722 (Level up at 64000)
--- Styx's minions, Level 0 Goblin Buddies
- Ollie / Synthia, Level 5 Inheritor: 24639 (Level up at 36000)

-- Devotee of Ninhursag, Bond 2 (-10% exp)
- Andy / Carrie Meleste, Level 6 Termaxian Cleric: 52811 (Level up at 56000)
--- 4 Henchmen Undeserving of Names, Level 0 Bootlickers
- James / Ratimir, Level 6 Ratman: 31216 (Level up at 48000)
- Timothy / Spider Squad, Level 4 Spider Extras: 7366 (Level up at 12000)
- Timothy / Sir Robyn, Level 6 Magic-User: 60599 (Level up at 72000)
- Elias / Raivo, Level 1 Barbarian: 938 (Level up at 2000)
- Tom / Hacker's Halberdiers, Level 3 Extras: 5598 (Level up at 6000)
- Andrea / Marjorie, Level 1 Halfling: 1111 (Level up at 2000)
- Fraser / Mori, Level 5 Elf (Worriganger): 24025 (Level up at 48000)
- Issy / Sturdy, Level 2 Dwarf: 3596 (Level up at 4400)   
- Tom / Clarence Eclair, Level 3 Specialist: 3040 (Level up at 6000)
- Tom / Aces Fontaine, Level 1 Specialist: 869 (Level up at 1500)
- Kitty / Bertha, Level 4 Necromancer: 9931 (Level up at 18000)
- Imran / Friar, Level 1 Magic User: 1040 (Level up at 2250)
- Yuri / Bjorn Gunnerson, Level 2 Barbarian: 2278 (Level up at 4000)
- Sunni / Larry's Legends, Level 1 Extras: 758 (Level up at 1500)
- Fraser / Tippin, Level 1 Ratman: 1458 (Level up at 1500)
- Tom / Meteor Power Shower, Level 2 Barbarian: 3061 (Level up at 4000)
- Nix's Retainer
--- Huz, Level 0 Hireling
- Tom / Spicy Mac, Level 2 Halfling: 3457 (Level up at 4000)
- Eleanor / Mugg, Level 2 Fighter: 2357 (Level up at 4000)
- Kyle / Gimlass the Brave, Level 2 Dwarf: 2257 (Level up at 4400)
- Amar / Amar's Cleric, Level 1 Cleric: 1413 (Level up at 1750)
- Henry / Henry's Next Character: +2084 exp
- Ollie / Tremendo Picante, Level 2 Ratman: 2654 (Level up at 3000)
- James / Raaf van Held, Level 4 Fighter: 14838 (Level up at 16000)
- Eglė / Bob, Level 1 Dwarf: 434 (Level up at 2200)
- Will / Cecil Fulbright, Level 5 Cleric (Termaxian): 15063 (Level up at 28000)
- James / William Fox-Shitt, Level 3 Cleric (Zeanist): 4571 (Level up at 7000)

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