Session 6 – Chapter 5
2 weeks of Forging and Item history – Garika, Ibon, Quentin get improved
Book of Scales up to rank 5 – Pattern Item bonus against Horrors with whole book only. Page can give bonus to specific horror on page.
Hawk Hatchet – 7 Ranks, 2 Max Threads, Key knoweldge at 1, 3. Deed at 5.
Shadow Cloak – Confounds Willanos and Ibon
Discussion about Group Pattern item:
Should not do before Kratas. Ibon should wait till after the Pilgramige. Establishing at start or end of Pilgramige may have more resonant implications.
Week of prospecting:
Kaylee scouts the area of the rockworm attack. Someone made some ambush blinds along the path. There are also some crude animal hide huts nearby. And a few ogres hiding behind the blinds. Wearing chainmail, so they’ve traded Elemtal Earth with someone.
Quinten goes up and starts Socially assaulting the first ogre. Ogre walks out and starts pointing out various other ogres and the huts. Another ogre gets annoyed and orders the attack. Quentin jumps the gun and attacks first. Leader turns out to be an Ogre Twin, switching bodies with a double in Astral Space. We wear them down to just the boss (and his twin).
Afterwards, we search the campground. Some Namegiver skeletons strewn about. Merchant wares strewn about. A partially dug area for mining.
Suits of Chainmail (Ibon resizes for Gigan)
80 silver from Twins
5 gems (50 silver each) worth LPs (250)
140 silver from other Ogres.
Crate with 8 kernels of True Earth
Kaylee finds another 7 kernals.
Return to town:
Gigan has been teaching combat classes, melee, thrown, avoid blow, etc. Gigan found 2 students are becoming Warrior Discipline, Fer’rol dwarf, human female Tin.
28th of Rua
Large Riverboat, the Green River arrives in Asylum. 6 T’skrang, Captain Aldestract Tuft On Head, with a hat with 20-30 plumes in it. Apparntly a Boatman, not Swordmaster.
Gigan’s headcrest gets spotted, and the Captain is curious. Askes if he’s blessed by the Shivoam, the dragon that carved and became the Serpent River.
1 day Travel to Dunedown: cargo loaded and unloaded.
2 days another riverboat (green and silver) twin paddle wheels, moves up alongside. Daggerfish. Captain strides up to the bow, stands proudly akimbo. Captain Virit Velexa of Daggerfish, demands a toll. They barter… Captain Tuftonhead corrects Velexa’s manners. 150 drams is the starting bid. Many insults later, they agree to meet in 12 minutes in combat.
Various haggling begins amongst the PC’s to get them to join in the “Barter” combat. Contract with Overland Trading Group to be written up afterwards. Gerrit wants one of the Captain’s plumes.
Gairka starts firing at super long range. Kaylee joins in when able. They have an Elementalist that shoots Ice Spears back at us. The first one to board our ship is dressed like a chef, Great Leaping to threaten Garika. The chef turns out to be a Sky Raider, so he duels Jerrit. Captain Tuftsonhead tells Quentin to take down the other Captain, the two tangle with the cloak swinging T’skrang until he yields. A few enemies wind up in the river, swimming to the rear of their boat to start fishing. Magda Great Leaps to charge their caster, knocking him out. Gigan gets to the middle ofa plank and fights two at a time, until one is knocked out, and the other yields when he fails to hit.
After Jerrit knocked out the T’skrang, we decide to move the party to the nearby village for dinner, healing, and completion of the Barter. Daggerfish unloads 15 drams of cargo. Chef cooks a mean fish. Jerrit decorates his War Cleaver with a daggerfish. He tells Jerrit that he would be honored to join any crew of an air ship that Jerrit is command of. Jerrit wins the 2nd best plume from his hat, firey red. Fire Ostrich of the Creanna jungle (50 silver, very basic pattern just created it’s pattern). Kaylee also sees the hat is a Pattern item for the ship, which Capt Tuftsonhead has woven into.
The ships part friendly rivals.
LOOT: Cut of cargo
Arrive in Daiche. There’s another ship leaving in 7 days towards K’tenshin. Kratas is a day inland. Quentin checks out the Air Warden for air ships.
We go shopping for a Last Chance Salve. We’re directed to The Emporium. It has a collection of trinkets and bones hanging from everything. There’s a plume of red smoke and a kettle whistle. The Emporium of Zip’phee the Wonderous, Nethermancer. 2 for 1 specials. Not an illusionist.
Inside lots of body parts and scrolls stewn about. Albino T’skrang cackling. Buy last chance salves. Looks at Gigan strangely. Can train Ghost Master Ritual. Hearing more about Asylum lately, from Captains and Troll Archer. She’s heard of Gigan’s issues at the K’tenshin Academy.
She takes a look at Gigans shield, runes are Nethermantic, Gigan shares it’s Name. Honarfar, she recognizes the name. Honarfar was T’skrang before the Scourge, riverboat crew, Nethermancer and Beastmaster. Shell is Tiger Tortise in Liaj jungle, he had one as a pet starting out as Beastmaster. Pet died, so turned shell into shield, and would summon spirit back sometimes.
Looking at Shadow Cloak, she’s stunned. The One Who Lies is a Questor to Mad Vestral. Trickster’s Cloak, the mantle Vestral wore before fall. Story about Vestral tainting by Horrors, theory that Vestral became paranoid and insane. She recoils at sight of the Book of Scales pages. The pages find each other, and she brings out a page. Great Library in Throal or Eternal Library in Thera could have more pages. Theorizing and discussion about Exiled Lords and Asylum.
Read her the Rhyme of Asylum. It’s a ritual, possibly a Key Knowledge or Deed, need to find Pattern Item. Blood Magic involved with thread weaving (4 threads?). Conditions to break ritual make ritual stronger.
WILD THEORY: Exiled lords hid a dragon, did a blood magic ritual to hide them. Including from other dragons. Troll and Falseman has active magics or pattern item from Wizard master to keep him out of Asylum.
Gives us 12 Kelix’s Poultices (preventative vs poison), and 2 Last Chance Salves for free.
Jerrit mentions Horror Maraduce. She offers to do research, and send ally spirits in the night with information.
Jerrit Bonus: 350