The days continue to bring strange and oddly familiar events as the party members start to really come together and put their heads together to hatch a plan, a goal, hell, maybe you can just call it simple entertainment. Whichever way you wish to see it, a very interesting and unlikely alliance starts to form with the player characters.
Are these goals traveling the same road and clashing at some destined point in time, or is this just a group of personalities trying to seek relating to other people in all kinds that will have them?
Each individual has a statement to say, and dreams of their own design.
Will they be similar enough, or come together as a collective some how?
Or will they pursue them alone in their own way?
This has yet to be determined as the group takes its first steps toward the future with the company of one another.
Gan, that silly big man, still insists on hiding his face in his helmet, burying deep his discontent. He only reveals the true reason to the remote one or two, wonder who that may be?
Rovalf joins the party at the Flying Pig inn.
Funny how the simple provisions bring so many different souls together, isn’t it?
After settling in for the night finding the best comfort available for each individuals means, they awaken in the middle of the night to the most disgusting stench they’d ever experienced. They follow the trail of smoke that lingered its way to their window, down the street and around the block to the house of a congressman’s wife.
There was a secret boiling here, you suspect?
Merida knows the truth of this more than anyone in the party could imagine.
Apparently the congressman’s wife was burning her husbands remains.
Gan carelessly tries to burn her permit in the funeral pyre. Tyrius’ fast reflexes prevents this from happening, and suspects it was not the accident that Gan suggested it was. But did it really matter?
She ends up calling the police and they arrive because Tyrius was trying to indict her.
Her grasping for straws did not reward her. She got caught, tried to run, and was nearly killed in the process. Justice prevailed, bittersweet in her case.
She offered her husbands effects to the party that had helped her in its own way.
Gan earns some serious cash selling the contents not needed from the caravan.
Merida finally decides to join the party. For now.
Tyrius meets Axiom the Lion, who is decidedly “in charge” of running the capital city of Korzon. Axiom marks Tyrius with his gift. Tyrus had to drink some Kool-Aid for that shit.
Gan spends the night at the local villiage square district brothel. And apparently had a very very good time. Some members of the party think too much of a good time. INDEED.
After many squabbles over racism and elitism, Gan slays Tyrius in cold, angry blood.
Both parties elevated the fight that started this incident. Axiom appears to Tyrius in the world between worlds. Tyrius uses his gift.
The party decides to go out adventuring.
Merida does research on a dungeon from the bulletin board on one of the billets.
They all decide on the call to action: Take down the Chaos Veil!
The party leave with another caravan moving North.
This other caravan is accompanied by Archer of the Veil, who joins the adventurers.
The elves of the Veil discover each other and have some fun interaction.
Some of it including the very creative way that Archer finds in obtaining the tools that he needs in order to survive or endure the harsh elements ahead that the party will face.
Some differences appeared at this time with all members of the party, but were dealt with to safisfaction. The long trip North begins.
The party makes it to the Western city of Byford in the greater area of Loreau. This was the merchant caravans final destination previous to the trip. It is midnight when they arrive, so they making rest arrangements at this time.
That night, Byford does a traditional bonfire party . During preparations, Gan was sitting outside his tent and noticed the activity. He lends his cooking skills as an effort to bring his part to the celebration. Merida also hears the instruments being played and joins in as well, dancing to her new experience hearts’ content.
During the party, Merida and Gan discover that this party is in fact a celebration ritual of sacrifice, as the bonfire spectacular finale explodes the sky with hundreds of white doves. Merida discovers that it was for the demi-goddess Yao, daughter of Hera, ruling over creation. They both decide that it is important at this time to pay her a visit, introduce themselves, and request a blessing to make passage through her domain. She is appreciative of this notion and grants them some gifts of her own.
Item granted: cigar of insight to Merida and Gan.
Archer and Tyrius scramble endlessly to keep the caravan spotless as possible, barely meeting the requirements they demand based on the expectations of their race, as they prepare later that morning to make the further trek north into the mountains of Battikh.
The group encounters fire bats in a flock as they are heading north.
Using spyglasses they discover that these creatures look too menacing as fire engulfs their physical form, and decide it best to not let them get close to their travelling caravans.
Although it was a close encounter in the end, few got through the first rounds of assault and the adventuring party prevailed. These lands obviously look more dangerous in person than on the paper billets tacked up on the bulletin board at city square!
1600 experience awarded to:
Chris, Justin, Shelby, Mike, and Andy
See you all next week, enjoy and send me any messages you like about comments, suggestions, complaints!