Session 10

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Cedric has connected.

Cedric is disconnected.

Cedric has connected.

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Garrion: HOWDY

Cedric: hey

Bruce the lesser: so urso didn’t make his acting role?

Garrion: i have not deducted anyone’s FP yet, so once you connected go ahead and reduce your FP for what you lost staying up

Garrion: no, he failed

Garrion: tristan failed at first too but used luck and then gor a crit

Bruce the lesser: receives -8 fatigue, and now has 6 FP.

Bruce the lesser: heh, spent all that for nothing then

Garrion: once everyone here i want to go ahead and get through the build up to the play.. had wanted to finish that in forums but didn’t get that far

Bruce the lesser: ok, will be in and out so hopefully won’t miss anything too important, if in fight, just have em attack with his axe

Garrion: yeah, the chance you take.. never know how it will end up

Garrion: well you kmnow my rule… i prefer not to NPC PCs but if i have to for the story sake it is plain jane torso shots with nothing special added in

Bruce the lesser: how much extra sleep do we need to get them back?

Garrion: You can only recover from fatigue caused by missed sleep by sleeping for at least one full sleep period. This restores 1 FP. Further uninterrupted sleep restores 1 FP per hour.

Garrion: Your schedule will not allow for any extra sleep. The best you can do is get your standard 8 from here on out.

Bruce the lesser: I get x2

Garrion: yep, so you need 4 full nights of sleep to get it back… or less if you sleep late once the play is finished

Garrion: that was on day 4 so you only have 3 more nights of possible sleep, that will let you get 6 back as long as you don;t stay up late any more for more bonuses

Bruce the lesser: ok

Garrion: ok actually that was day 3… so you have 4 possible nights of full sleep

Bruce the lesser: might sleep for three and then stay up to cram the last night.. just like college :P

Garrion: but there are more acting rolls to make along the way… in fact i need one from you on day 4 when the crowds want a demnstration performance

Garrion: that was last forum post.. loryc did his, not gotten anyone elses

Garrion: In the evening a crowd begins to form around the playhouse. When you appear in public areas, you are asked to give short preview performances. (At this point either diplomatically decline or put on a short performance to appease the crowd.)

Bruce the lesser: thought only one or two of us were going to do the demo?

Garrion: no, it is the whole group

Garrion: every member contributes to the total production… i’m keeping track of your popularity based on your successes/failures

Tabris has connected.

Garrion: howdy tab

Tabris: Yo

Garrion: ok, let’s get things underway as each of you connect… first from the two of you i need either a diplomacy or an acting check

Garrion: In the evening a crowd begins to form around the playhouse. When you appear in public areas, you are asked to give short preview performances. (At this point either diplomatically decline or put on a short performance to appease the crowd.)

Bruce the lesser: ←rolls Acting and gets 12 vs. Skill (9 with a modifier of 0)

Bruce the lesser FAILS by 3

Taragnor has connected.

Tristan has connected.

Tabris: Hmmm… Let me see what my default is for Diplomacy

Tristan: hi guys

Garrion: Bruce (Urso tries his best to impress but stumbles over a few parts… letting the crowd down slightly

Taragnor: hey

Tristan: which map?

Garrion: limbo for now

Tabris: lol, IQ-6… Yeah guess I’ll try the Acting roll

Bruce the lesser: didn’t take skill in acting?

Tabris: Hopefully I get a bonus for being good looking

Tabris: Yeah I did, I was just wanting to see what the default for Diplomacy was

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Acting and gets 14 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 0)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) FAILS by 3

Garrion: Tabris lets the crowd have it….

Tabris: lol

Tabris: Well the girls love me, +6 for appearance?

Garrion: and the pressure of the live audience causes him to choke

Garrion: the girls are impressed but the men are let down…

Tristan: that god your hot…

Tabris: I only care about the girls anyway

Garrion: Zindal’s result with the crowd is a wash… some like it some downt

Tabris: It does say I still get +2 for people not attracted to my gender, but that’s not quite enough, lol

Garrion: correct

Garrion: loryc already did his on the forums

Garrion: now let’s have tristan

Garrion: diplomacy to refuse the crowd or acting to let them have it

Tristan: this is going to be ugly

Tristan: ←rolls acting and gets 9 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 0)

Tristan SUCCEEDS by 2

Tristan: or not…

Tristan: (hows that for a country bumkin?)

Garrion: Tristan surprisingly impresses the crowd. This ciombined with his performance the previous day is making the rest of think he was holding back all along

Tristan: (got to save the real performace for opening day…)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “You’re not supposed to give them the full performance before they’ve paid.”

Garrion: you head home and get your normal night of rest….

Garrion: the next day… (btw, going to hurry through the events leading up to play since we didn’t get through it on the forums)

Bruce the lesser: regains 2 fatigue, and now has 8 FP.

Garrion: any of you who spent FP to increas eaxting gain 1 FP per full night of sleep

Garrion: i did not do your deductions yet so you need to apply them

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Well I spent 4 FP, so however many full nights of sleep that is…

Bruce the lesser: ( do we get any bonuses to the rolls just from overall familiarlity after a few days of practice?)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): receives -4 fatigue, and now has 9 FP.

Garrion: yes, that is why this check was straigh acting and not acting -2

Bruce the lesser: 1 pt per night

Garrion: zindal, you can gain 1 baCK now for your night of rest

Zindal (aka Ladzin): regains 1 fatigue, and now has 10 FP.

Garrion: tristan, you spent how many FP?

Bruce the lesser: unless you got fitness adv, then its x2

Garrion: you can take care of that while i prep you for day 5…..

Tristan: i spent 2

Bruce the lesser: (oh, btw I noticed earlier that combat reflexes gives +1 to quick draw, if you got it )

Tristan: i’ll put another point into acting with the crash course

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Hmm, not sure if I accounted for that, let me see

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Nope, doesn’t look like I did

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Fast-Draw (Sword) and gets 5 vs. Skill (18 with a modifier of 0)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) CRITICALLY SUCCEEDS by 13

Garrion: Day Five: By this point, the play should be running pretty smoothly. You should make your daily Acting check but at +1 as you gain more familiarity. Robahl isolates a particular problem spot for each of you and has you go over your scene again and again.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): So now we roll Acting+1?

Garrion: Each of you give me an acting+1 roll

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Acting and gets 9 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 1)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 3

Tristan: ←rolls acting and gets 9 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 1)

Tristan SUCCEEDS by 4

Garrion: getting some nice rolls

Garrion: Urso and Loryc?

Tristan: yup, only fail the ones that matter…

Taragnor: oh acting roll?

Bruce the lesser: ←rolls Acting and gets 10 vs. Skill (9 with a modifier of 1)

Bruce the lesser SUCCEEDS by 0

Garrion: yep

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Acting and gets 9 vs. Skill (20 with a modifier of 0)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 11

Bruce the lesser: ( holy shit, even Urso made it )

Tristan: nice

  • Bruce the lesser makes this stuff look easy.

Bruce the lesser: ( by easy I mean just barely.. hehe)

Tristan: why does he have skill 20?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Because he maxed his IQ probably

Garrion: very nice… even though each of you do a pretty good job, Robahl finds somethign to pick over and have you work on… now make another Acting-5 roll to nail this trouble area

Tristan: he’s been practicing

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol geez

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Acting and gets 9 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of -5)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) FAILS by 3

Tristan: ←rolls acting and gets 5 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of -5)

Tristan SUCCEEDS by 2

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Nnnnnope

Tristan: making you city slicker look like apes =)

Taragnor: heh well Iv’e got lots of IQ and points in acting.

Bruce the lesser: ←rolls Acting and gets 15 vs. Skill (9 with a modifier of -5)

Bruce the lesser CRITICALLY FAILS by 11

Zindal (aka Ladzin): rofl

Tristan: lol

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Bruce swings his axe too hard and injures an extra

Bruce the lesser: (heh, -5 is almost impossible for Bruce )

Taragnor: lol.

Bruce the lesser: ( so that 2 days of rest ?)

Garrion: and last but not least… loryc?

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Acting and gets 8 vs. Skill (20 with a modifier of -5)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 7

Garrion: at the enbd of this day it will be

Tristan: show off

Taragnor: nothing is difficult for a true master of bullshitting.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Zindal is too distracted staring at the attractive lead actress

Zindal (aka Ladzin): And Melty

Zindal (aka Ladzin): And any other attractive females in the vicinity

Garrion: ok, Loryc and Tristan nail the difficult aspect shtat Rabahl works with them on… Zindal struggles a bit but Urso fails misserably. Robahl lets loose with a furry of explicatives and demands Urso off the stage till he calms down

Tristan: (eat him Urso!)

Taragnor: lol.

Garrion: He eventually accepts the fact and lets Urso back on stage, muttering “it is a waste of time to expect anything but mediocrity from mediocrity.”

Taragnor: so we’ve had liek what 4 days pass so far? I’m just figuring out ho wmuch to recharge my powerstone.

Taragnor: since the manor we’ve passed 4 days?

Garrion: this is the end of day 5…. you get a night of sleep

Taragnor: k

Taragnor: 5 points in my powerstone then

Garrion: Day Six: This is the last day to iron out problem scenes before the dress rehearsal.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): So how many days have we recovered FP after spending on studying?

Taragnor: Also who knows the secrets we’ll have to dela with? if I can I’ll try to drop a mind reading on them.

Garrion: everyone make an acting +2 roll as you fine tune your performances

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Acting and gets 14 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 2)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) FAILS by 1

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol shit

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Rolling bad today

Garrion: the person who knows is not around

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Acting and gets 12 vs. Skill (20 with a modifier of 2)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 10

Zindal (aka Ladzin): If I get my Appearance mod though I totally pass

Tristan: ←rolls acting and gets 11 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 2)

Tristan SUCCEEDS by 3

Garrion: Zindal performs average due to his charm and looks

Garrion: Loryc and Tristan perform well

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Well I already improved Acting by one rank, wondering if I should invest more in it

Bruce the lesser: ←rolls Acting and gets 12 vs. Skill (9 with a modifier of 2)

Bruce the lesser FAILS by 1

Bruce the lesser: regains 2 fatigue, and now has 10 FP.

Garrion: Robahl sighs….

Garrion: “It’s unfortunately too late to fire you and find a better actor, or to hire a second illusionist to replace you with an effect. We’re all stuck with you, is what I’m saying, so to soften the blow of your dulcet tones, I think you should wear this during the play.”

Garrion: he hands Urso a circlet….

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Headband of Charisma +6

  • Bruce the lesser squints at it, " what this?"

Tristan: damn, should have flunked the test

Garrion: “You will have to forgo your normal headwear though to wear this.”

Bruce the lesser: " why would I do that?"

Garrion: “It is enchanted to help you to seem like a better actor.”

Garrion: “We all know the truth but the audience won’t.”

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) seems a bit annoyed at not being able to get his part quite right

Tristan: (waiting for Urso to drill this guy in the face)

Garrion: ((well if the shoe fits))

Bruce the lesser: " Bruce will cram this night and get better "

Bruce the lesser: (btw, you ever say how much we getting paid for this?)

Tristan: (part of the ticket sales)

Taragnor: it depends on how many people show up.

Taragnor: So basically wiht you guys sucking, probably not much :P

Taragnor: But that’s fine becuase we’re not really actors…

Tristan: (pulling my weight!)

Bruce the lesser: (thought we have been doing well ?)

Taragnor: I mean I doubt w’ell get paid immediately after the play

Taragnor: and we’re going to rob the mayors manor after that

Taragnor: Probably not a good idea to come back to collect our pay after we just ripped off the mayor.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol yeah, the pay from this is small potatoes compared to what we get from the mayor’s manor

Garrion: “Let’s hope so.” Your performances will determine the take on the production which affects your earnings."

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Theoretically

Bruce the lesser: ( should be paid before hand, since most dont live thru it )

Tristan: (better split)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): That would just be a waste of money on their part

Garrion: nope, reduces the pay out, hehe

Tristan: (and urso is probably the most likely to live through it…)

Garrion: ok, one more night….

Taragnor: yeah speaking ofwhich who actually knows the surprises?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): So we’ve rested a total of what, 3 nights?

Taragnor: I want to try a mind-reading or search on em.. try to learn something about what we’ve got ahead of us.

Bruce the lesser: will will cram and use 4 FP… we have rested 2 nights right?

Garrion: no one around knows the surprises

Bruce the lesser: also want Loryc to examine that headband thing, see what it does

Taragnor: so who actually knows it? If not the director?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Does anyone who’s here know the person who knows the surprises? lol

Tristan: (looking for a guy in a red shirt)

Garrion: you don;t know yet.. unless you inquiring directly.. it is not somethign routinely on Roabahl’s mind

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (And brown pants?)

Taragnor: yeah, I’ll ask about it.

Tristan: (star treck reference, old school)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Tristan: (always the first to go)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): So have we rested a total of 3 nights since spending FP on practice?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I’m trying to keep my FP total straight

Garrion: “Someone that the mayor has commissioned. He will arrive the night of the main production and have all the challenges ready.”

Loryc (aka Robert): “Are we certain this man is trustworthy? It’s a lot of responsibility to put in the hands of someone who hasn’t even shown up to our rehearsals.”

Garrion: you rested night 3, 4, 5, 6… we are now on day 7… the dress rehersal.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Oh, so four nights of rest total

Loryc (aka Robert): “It would be a shame to see the production ruined because of that man’s incompetence.”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): regains 3 fatigue, and now has 13 FP.

Garrion: if you stayed up late on the 6th night you get no FP back but get your bonus of +1 for each -2 FP

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah I’ll go ahead and spend 2 FP for the 6th night

Zindal (aka Ladzin): receives -2 fatigue, and now has 11 FP.

Garrion: ok, day 7….

Tristan: is the real play the following night after the dress rehersal?

Bruce the lesser: so got back 6, will use 4 FP

Garrion: The first part of this day is spent tightening up any last minute issues with scenes or other logistics— the public dress rehearsal is scheduled to begin at 4:00 in the afternoon.

Bruce the lesser: receives -2 fatigue, and now has 8 FP.

Bruce the lesser: did loryc examine that headband thing?

Garrion: Loryc examines the circlet.. it is enchanted to assist with performances… +2 to acting

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Bruce the lesser: heh, can I put it on my arm or something, hehe

Garrion: nope, only fits on head

Garrion: so have to forgo headgear to wear

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) stifles a yawn as he gets ready for dress rehearsal…

Tristan: “I thought you would be a better actor Zindal”

Bruce the lesser: (there specific parts that are acting vs combat ones? perhaps I can swap ?)

Garrion: The Limehouse fills quickly as the time for the dress rehearsal draws near—by 4:00, the theater is packed with nearly a hundred excited, noisy theater patrons eager to see flubbed lines, missed cues, and not-quite-special effects. The din of the crowd should be intimidating—this is not an audience interested in remaining quiet and respectful during a performance. Just before the dress rehearsal begins, Robahl offers some last advice: “Do your job. Ignore the rabble. If they throw something, take it and move on. Anything less than them actually starting a fire is not cause to stop the performance.”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Well, the women love me. That’s all I care about.”

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) grins

Tristan: “that’s because they are great actors”

Tristan: “and you pay them”

Tristan: (love giving Zindal a hard time)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

  • Bruce the lesser will wear the headband for the dress rehersal. ( figure don’t matter fi we suck during the performance, they already paid, hehe)

Tristan: (he does smile in a joking way at Zindal showing it’s all in good fun)

Garrion: well it will affect if the mayor is impressed with the performance

Garrion: will also affect if people walk out

Bruce the lesser: (probably more impressed that we live )

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) smirks… “Indeed… I hope to pay a good many more of them with the rewards we reap after this is over.”

Bruce the lesser: ( does it give any DR or just the magic part?)

Tristan: “well, do better tonight so I can afford to pay them too”

Garrion: ok, the way this will work… i will have you roll acting for each act… You act out your parts for the crowd and when time comes for each conflict that is simply skiped and the curtains drop for the next act.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): So many rolls…

Tristan: do we get the plus bonus for all acts for spending fatige?

Garrion: maybe DR 1 if struck just right.. it is thin and not very durable

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah and the bonus for having practiced for a week? lol

Garrion: yes

Tristan: cool

Garrion: your bonuses apply for the entire production

Tristan: cool

Garrion: ok, here we go.. Larazod leads the way… Zindal give me 7 acting rolls, modified for any bonuses you get for lost sleep

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol…

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Do I get +3 or whatever for the days spent practicing?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Or just what I spent FP on?

Garrion: no, this is a live audiance and very rowdy. a big distraction.. this is a flat acting roll

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Okay, well I spent 4 FP earlier in the week and then 2 FP the night before, so do I get +1 or +3?

Garrion: your familiarity and the distractions cancell each other out

Garrion: your earlier work has worn off by now, you essentially naturally caught up

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Heh, okay, so just the +1

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Acting and gets 14 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 1)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) FAILS by 2

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Acting and gets 7 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 1)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 5

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Acting and gets 8 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 1)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 4

Tristan: not a good start

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Acting and gets 10 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 1)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 2

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Acting and gets 13 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 1)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) FAILS by 1

Tristan: looking better

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Acting and gets 11 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 1)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 1

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Acting and gets 7 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 1)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 5

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Well, if my Appearance matters I don’t think I failed any of them

Tristan: i think your looks are saving you though

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol yeah

Garrion: 14

Tristan: handy advantage

Garrion: overall Zindal brings down the house.. he does stumble a bit in the first act before he gets his groove and again in the 5th

Garrion: oh right

Garrion: that was not included

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah add at least +2 to all those rolls, lol

Zindal (aka Ladzin): And the ladies are very enthusiastic

Garrion: in that case he pulls off a success in each act, relying on his looks and charm to help where his words failed

Garrion: 61

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) bows to the crowd and winks at the nearest attractive girl in the audience

Garrion: now loryc

Tristan: i hope I don’t have to go after him….

Loryc (aka Robert): how many rolls?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): 7

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Acting and gets 8 vs. Skill (20 with a modifier of 0)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 12

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Acting and gets 9 vs. Skill (20 with a modifier of 0)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 11

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Acting and gets 6 vs. Skill (20 with a modifier of 0)

Loryc (aka Robert) CRITICALLY SUCCEEDS by 14

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Acting and gets 11 vs. Skill (20 with a modifier of 0)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 9

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Acting and gets 8 vs. Skill (20 with a modifier of 0)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 12

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Acting and gets 9 vs. Skill (20 with a modifier of 0)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 11

Zindal (aka Ladzin): We should throw things at him from backstage to try to trip him up

Tristan: holy crap

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Acting and gets 8 vs. Skill (20 with a modifier of 0)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 12

Garrion: Even though Larazod is the lead role, Loryc almost steals the show as Larazods friend and companion

Tristan: he should play all the roles.

Loryc (aka Robert): hey man, when you’re a master illusionist you gotta play the part.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Loryc (aka Robert): actually I probably could play all the parts…

Loryc (aka Robert): or at least use independent illusions with my skills to do it.

Tristan: (true! with illusions)

Garrion: 81

Garrion: 142

Garrion: ok, now tristan.. as the paladin

Tristan: ok, spending 4 fp for a + 2 since this is where the money is

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls acting and gets 9 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 2)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 5

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls acting and gets 10 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 2)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 4

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls acting and gets 5 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 2)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 9

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls acting and gets 7 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 2)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 7

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls acting and gets 9 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 2)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 5

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls acting and gets 11 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 2)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 3

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls acting and gets 7 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 2)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 7

Tristan: on a roll tonight

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Nice

Tristan: (lucky)

Garrion: oh, as part of your training, it is realized that each of you has your own skill sand areas of expertise, but you are warnned not to do something out of character or it could cause bad reviews

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Better lucky than good

Tristan: (yup)

Garrion: tristan nailing the skills tonight

Tristan: (would it be out of character to put an arrow through the directors head?)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Tristan: (it’s all part of the show folks!)

Loryc (aka Robert): wow… we’re kicking ass.

Tristan: … and then there’s Urso…

Loryc (aka Robert): we might just want to give up the thieving business and become professional actors.

Garrion: 40

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol yeah, the other end of the bell curve

Tristan: (you have a crap ton of fp don’t you?)

Tristan: (he could spend like 10 and still have more than any of us)

Garrion: ok, and lastly… Urso as the torturer turned companion

Bruce the lesser: so +2 from FP and 2 from the hat

Bruce the lesser: ←rolls Acting and gets 9 vs. Skill (9 with a modifier of 4)

Bruce the lesser SUCCEEDS by 4

Bruce the lesser: ←rolls Acting and gets 9 vs. Skill (9 with a modifier of 4)

Bruce the lesser SUCCEEDS by 4

Bruce the lesser: ←rolls Acting and gets 11 vs. Skill (9 with a modifier of 4)

Bruce the lesser SUCCEEDS by 2

Bruce the lesser: ←rolls Acting and gets 13 vs. Skill (9 with a modifier of 4)

Bruce the lesser SUCCEEDS by 0

Bruce the lesser: ←rolls Acting and gets 5 vs. Skill (9 with a modifier of 4)

Bruce the lesser SUCCEEDS by 8

Bruce the lesser: ←rolls Acting and gets 14 vs. Skill (9 with a modifier of 4)

Bruce the lesser FAILS by 1

Bruce the lesser: ←rolls Acting and gets 11 vs. Skill (9 with a modifier of 4)

Bruce the lesser SUCCEEDS by 2

Tristan: very good overall

Loryc (aka Robert): yeah.

Bruce the lesser: not bad from the weakest link

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Heh, yeah

Loryc (aka Robert): For ana cting skill of 9, that’s damn good

Bruce the lesser: one failure and just barely

Garrion: 19

Garrion: 201

Loryc (aka Robert): hell yeah, broke 200.

Tristan: can Loryc do a fast talk to try to cover up his flub?

Bruce the lesser: 200 mean something?

Loryc (aka Robert): lol I don’t think so. heh. that’d be kinda weird.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Our total margin of success

Loryc (aka Robert): Well if there’s milestones for total acting pool, then 200 is probably one of them.

Bruce the lesser: maybe

Tristan: “Robert, you have improved a great deal. I’m very impressed”

Garrion: overall you bring down the house… the audience stands and gives a huge applause…. there are many comments about the abuility of these actors… if only they can live through the challenges too… it may be the best show in years

Tristan: “Zindal, not bad either…. but I think the tits are distracting you”

Garrion: now the one flb from Urso in act 6 does bring on some heckling, but very minor overall and just a few brave souls have the balls to….. 7…..

Garrion: Loud booing or cries for Urso to be arrested before they besmirch the tradition further echo through the theater.

  • Bruce the lesser will stare at them, trying to remember their faces.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Garrion: the offending partons are quickly hushed by neigboring viewers who are overall impressed with the surprising performances.

Loryc (aka Robert): “Good work everyone.”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Now we just have to live through the actual performance.”

Garrion: Robahl comes up to you after the curtains drop the last time. His expression is oddly flat after such a great show. “You did good enough tonight. now go home and get some rest, for the big day is tomorrow.”

Loryc (aka Robert): (well my power stone could use some more rest)

Bruce the lesser: (btw, you guys have any IQ boosting spells?)

Garrion: 1 night of rest.. unless you stay up to fine tune anything

Bruce the lesser: will spend 2 pts for a +1

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah I’ll fine tune, might as well

Bruce the lesser: receives -2 fatigue, and now has 6 FP.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): receives -2 fatigue, and now has 9 FP.

Loryc (aka Robert): I mgiht.

Garrion: this stacks wit the previous.. since sucssessive nights

Loryc (aka Robert): oh, though it’s ridiculously expensive to maintain

Loryc (aka Robert): damn…

Bruce the lesser: what you mean stacks?

Loryc (aka Robert): Yeah IQ boosting is pretty much pointless except in very short intervals.

Garrion: your previous FP loss and acting gain

Loryc (aka Robert): Though I do want some preparatopry spells on for the performance.

Bruce the lesser: so is equivalent to 6 pts used?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): If you’re doing it every night then yeah

Bruce the lesser: did 4 pts yesterday and 2 pts today? so have +1 or + 3?

Garrion: +3

Loryc (aka Robert): In the morning gonn cast a missile shield, armor (2 pt), shield (2 pt) and haste (2 pt)

Loryc (aka Robert): I can maintain all those for free. but it’ll be 4 active spells

Bruce the lesser: oh nice, damn if I knew that I would have done all 6 yesterday, wanted to leave a little for the final performance

Garrion: ok, make sure your tokens are correct.. i’m going to copy and move over to the nightshade theater map

Bruce the lesser: ok, so with the +3 might not need that headband.. this one going to be at normal , or +2 to acting?

Bruce the lesser: also will it be possible to swap between the headband and helmet quickly? helmet not too hard to put on

Garrion: normal… this is the BIG night.. even though the crowd not as rowdy it is the more meaningful.. you also have the challenges to worry about

Bruce the lesser: ( so you guys thing 12 is enough, or go with 14 ?)

Garrion: no, it would not be in part to carry a helmet when you trying to do your role

Bruce the lesser: well for the combat parts?

Garrion: not able to switch out.. there is no break in acts till after the challenges

Bruce the lesser: guess will go with the headband and hope I don’t get brained

Garrion: it up to you but you have to choose and stick with it

Bruce the lesser: sets aside a trusty Great Helm.

Loryc (aka Robert): yeah can we wear armor? I assume so since it’s expected there’s gonna be combat.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah I figured we would be in full regalia

Garrion: The folowing day the crowds to see the production are huge. You have never seen such a crowd. They are all dressed up in glamorous formal wear to impress each other.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): They’re supposed to be using illusions to spice up our appearances and such anyway

Tristan: (urso took a crock to the nuts, a couple pitiful actors are no match)

Garrion: You get a rare glimpse into the life on the “island” as you are escorted to the play in the regal sector

Sachi has connected.

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) flirts shamelessly at any given opportunity, hoping to get on the good side of some wealthy lady or other

Garrion: the houses here are all amazing, huge and the streets are well kept

Loryc (aka Robert): (Guess our next robbery target can be in this area…)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (lol yeah)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Another reason to flirt)

Bruce the lesser: just in time, sachi

Sachi: Hi guys!

Sachi: Sef not get in for this one either?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Haven’t heard from him

Loryc (aka Robert): I talked to him earlier today, not sure where he was

Loryc (aka Robert): he was working on his char

Loryc (aka Robert): I dunno if he just never finished or what.

Bruce the lesser: can’t see anyting on the theater map

Loryc (aka Robert): he didn’t quit or anything, so I’m not sure what happened with him.

Loryc (aka Robert): Last I heard he was working on trying to improve his jumping ability, I don’t really know why.

Tristan: brb, getting something to drink

Garrion: itis near the wall so you do not get far into the sector.. just a couple blocks

Sachi: I think it was cause he wasn’t allowed to take that one version of Flight he was talking about

Garrion: the gates to enter are large and have mechanisms to open them to allow traffic in

Sachi: He wanted to be able to jump hella high

Garrion: he messaged saying he was not thinking he would be done in time.. you know sef and characters

Garrion: but he would try to come and lurk a bit

Sachi: nodnod

Melty: I’ve been really looking forward to having Melty meet his character for like… a month now

Loryc (aka Robert): lol.

Garrion: The Nightshade Theater is the latest of Mayor Arvanxi’s attempts to “bring culture to Westcrown,” an exercise in excess and misery. From outside, the theater looks like nothing less than an iron and stone cathedral to some nameless evil god—inside, the building is all soft lighting, thick red carpets, and devilish decor. Carvings and murals of leering faces and tormented souls decorate the walls, while the ceilings hang with iron chandeliers. The main theater can seat approximately 250 individuals, all facing a relatively spacious stage.

Loryc (aka Robert): yeah, I’m not sure what was wrong with the char I did for him. heh.

Melty: ^ He wants to be able to jump real high

Garrion: ((well i was really wanting him to be here for this and have mina step into the lead female role opposite Zindal

Bruce the lesser: (what map we supposed to be on ?)

Loryc (aka Robert): Yeah, I mean kinda weird since he has clinging already anyway

Loryc (aka Robert): so I dunno why he’s obsessed with jumping

Bruce the lesser: I see now

Melty: I think he just wants to be able to spring onto things because it’s vampire movie-ish

Tristan: back

Loryc (aka Robert): Whats that at the base of the theater in the middle? south of the paino?

Tristan: and hi Sachi!

Melty: Heya!~

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Orchestral pit I’m guessing

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Or VIP seats

Garrion: yep, orchestral pit

Loryc (aka Robert): Ah okay.

Garrion: VIP are balcony seats

Cedric: we below or above the seats? will fired weapons have a chance of hitting the audience?

Garrion: ok, this is what we will do… since this is not a live action local session i can’t have each of you get up and speak out your perts.. but you can copy and paste your lines….

Garrion: The map presents the auditorium and stage, along with backstage chambers used for actors (the green room, stage right) and to house the monsters and deadly props (prop storage, stage left). In both rooms, evidence of the Nightshade’s recent construction is apparent; crates of tools and equipment, unfinished walls, and bare wooden floors testify to the fact that only the parts of the building that the public sees are fully finished.

Tristan: (this place is pretty large)

Melty: (confession: I don’t get to play many in person games but I tend to stand up and act things out anyway >.>; )

Garrion: The play itself is scheduled to begin, as with the dress rehearsal, at 4:00 in the afternoon—Robahl gathers his troupe at noon and leads them on a procession from the Limehouse to the Nightshade intended to show off the actors in their full costumes as they wind their way through the streets to the west, board a large barge, sail across the river, debark on Rego Aerum, and then proceed to the imposing facade of the Nightshade itself. Once there, Robahl bundles you into the theater through a side entrance, sequestering everyone in the green room with enough food and drink to keep you happy until the play begins.

Tristan: acting out a pixie could be fun

Bruce the lesser: (heh, I"m not even in the first scene )

  • Melty hides in someone’s pocket or another suitable place during the ceremonies, so she can be sure to infiltrate.

Melty: Hell yeah~

Loryc (aka Robert): oh lemme see the script again heh.

Garrion: The stage has a false f loor, and various stagehands rush about moving props and preparing scenes between acts, all overseen with expert precision by Millech, who takes position on the wooden catwalk that runs across the back 15 feet of the stage (above the area set apart by the back curtains). These stagehands are employees of the Nightshade (and thus employees of the mayor), but are quite nervous—even terrif ied—at the rumors of what will be coming out on stage. The majority of the play’s deadlier aspects are wrangled by none other than Vestus Savaska, a high-ranking member of the church of Asmodeus who, after Mayor Arvanxi made a sizable donation, agreed not only to bless the construction of the Nightshade but to also provide the deadly props and creatures needed for this evening’s performance of The Six Trials of Larazod.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (lol, oh yeah, where was the script…)

Loryc (aka Robert): Who am I again?

Loryc (aka Robert): https://gurps-on-golarion.obsidianportal.com/wikis/the-six-trials-of-larazod

Garrion: on the site… will send link

Garrion: https://gurps-on-golarion.obsidianportal.com/wikis/the-six-trials-of-larazod

Bruce the lesser: (back ina bit since am not in the first scene )

Loryc (aka Robert): (so which character am I again?)

Garrion: lol

Garrion: does that give him a -10 on his acting.. forgets which part he plays

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Loryc (aka Robert): (lol well I’d know IC, I just don’t know OOC) :P

Melty: (That woulda been cool to have Mina in too ; ; I’ve been excited, cause they’re both different types of faerie-folk )

Loryc (aka Robert): actually Sef was considering dropping nymph.

Loryc (aka Robert): not sure if he will or not

Garrion: Dentris… the wizard companion od Larazod

Melty: Aww

Melty: That woulda been fun

Melty: A nymph would have Melty and Zindal both going bonkers

Loryc (aka Robert): ah okay.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol yeah

Garrion: tristan = tybain

Garrion: zindal = larazod

Melty: I think they automatically get very attractive, so we’d both be making lecherousness rolls at like… -10

Loryc (aka Robert): they get more than very attractive

Loryc (aka Robert): it’s like the one beyond that

Loryc (aka Robert): Like transcendent or something

Loryc (aka Robert): It’s basically where you autofail the lecherousness roll pretty much

Garrion: nah, not naturally

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Garrion: don;t think it that high

Loryc (aka Robert): pretty sure it’s that high if I remember right. I mean nymphs are super hot. that’s like thier defining feature

Garrion: and urso is the torturer… drovalid

Melty: It is transcendent actually, at least that’s what it has in the GCS

Garrion: Just before the play begins Robahl reenters the room after having been gone a bit and says, "You’ll do fine… you’ll do fine… hit your marks and remember your lines, and you’ll do fine…”

Melty: But Very Handsome/Beautiful and beyond is enough to give -10 for Lecherousness >.>

Tristan: (thinking "if this guy tries to have me killed he’s dead)

Garrion: As 4:00 rolls around, the sound of bells in a nearby tower pealing out the hour, the growing rush and din in the auditorium calms. Robahl takes a deep breath, then steps onstage to greet the audience and give the following short speech.

Garrion: “Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the premiere event at this wondrous new theater! Let me begin by extending my humblest thanks to the Church for providing the—how shall I say?—punch in tonight’s spectacle. And also my sincere gratitude and thanks to our illustrious and benevolent lordmayor, Aberian Arvanxi.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Too bad Sachi never plays characters that are sexually attracted to Zindal =P)

Melty: (whispering once he’s left again) “Who’s he tryin’ to convince, huh?”

Melty: (It’s just that like… I don’t really play characters who are attracted to guys by default, because uh)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (lol yeah I know, I’m just teasing)

Garrion: With that, Robahl bows and returns backstage. The lights go down, the seven-piece orchestra plays a short introduction, and then Visbaronetness Aulamaxa takes the stage and sings for a few minutes to introduce the play. She finishes to a round of tremendous applause, the orchestra falls silent, and with a strangely uncharacteristic whisper of encouragement from Robahl—the play begins!

Garrion: You all head out onto the stage and assume your positions just as the curtains begine to rise…..

Tristan: ( Robahl was probably counting the money)

Garrion: A high-backed obsidian bench stands upcenter. As the curtain rises, HAANDERTHAN himself perches there, an awesome figure of power looming above the shackled forms of LARAZOD, TYBAIN, and DENTRIS. The other members of the COUNCIL, including the sultry ILSANDRA, flank out stage right and left of HAANDERTHAN’S tribunal bench. The hulking bearded devil BAILIFF stands over them, spiked truncheon in his scabrous red, leather-like hands.

Garrion: BAILIFF Order in the Tribunal. The Court of His Honor Paraduke Montigny Haanderthan, Black Tongue of Asmodeus, Magistrate Maleficarum, now holds session. All rise.

  • Melty peeks out of someone’s pocket…

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN Be seated, members of the Court. Today this court seeks truth, or at least shadows thereof, from one Larazod Rilsane, honored veteran of the Shadestar War, member of a once gloried house, of recent fallen in Asmodeus’s regard. The accused stands on several counts of failed conspiracy, evidenced thereof by the industrious interrogations of the court’s own Seeker, Drovalid Vorclune, administered with his usual diligence and severity. In these interviews Vorclune gathered from notable sources, only a few of whom survived their conversations with the lash, that Larazod of the Rilsane held audience with undesirables—the topic of their whispered covenant the activities of none other than myself. A most serious affair. Service to Asmodeus’s ever-darkening glory is never without risk of menace, betrayal, and threat of doom. My family and I have long suffered the bumbling attempts of assassins who would tear at our dark lord’s visage as casually as they befoul their mothers’ beds. What they lack in cunning they bolster with sheer desperation, evidenced by consorting with all manner of Aroden-suckling knaves, and aged wiz-worms who trust in mystic secrets over the Dark One’s love. You hereby stand accused, Larazod, along with your ill-seeming compatriots, of conspiracy to undertake grievous harm to the institution of this tribunal, namely myself, Paraduke Montigny Haanderthan. How answer thee these charges, Larazod of House Rilsane? Be thou maligned by a scandal-brewer’s wagging tongue, or dost thou cleave to my comings and goings as a bloat fly to a fresh cadaver? Speak! And know that lies are my closest friends. They’ll betray you before I. Speak the truth or do worse than die!

Loryc (aka Robert): “Hold your tongue, boy, and we’ll escape the firebrand yet. Your father was the model of a devil’s squire. Summon his wiles now, and keep shut that Abyss you call mouth, before we all tumble down into its darkness. Had you been born deaf and dumb, this loyal servant would yet live to see another midnight.”

Tristan: "Hurl his arrogance and accusations back at him, Larazod. He wants precious golden-yoked truth? Give him more than he can choke down. For whether revealed by the brilliance of Aroden’s eye, or the long red shadows cast by your Dark Lord’s fiery gaze, a man false at heart and shrouded in hollow faiths is nothing more than a traitor to all. Let him that judges false be judged by wraiths—smote by his own brand shall he fall. "

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Larazod knows no lies, great magistrate, and no slanderer’s tongue caresses my dignity. The accusations you speak are as true as Asmodeus’s sword. They cleave clean through. Let the witnesses suffer no more lash. To burn their innards with pokers and steal their eyes is simply to waste precious toil better spent in Asmodeus’s service. There is but one point misaligned in this dark constellation—I seek not your death, though the secrets you harbor in your feeble heart deserve a gruesome demise.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I carry no assassin’s blade, nor breath-stealing spell to rob your mortality. To end you I need only know you, and to cast you in an honest shade. I pierce your “shadows of truth” and show you for what I know—a false knave, a demon-supping wag-tail, a balor’s bawd, a pus-leaking cataract in the eye of Asmodeus’s justice, and subject to the multi-handed ministrations of a marilith whore, dretch-loving plunderer, and traitor to our great Dark Lord.

Garrion: There is much commotion among the council.

Garrion: ILSANDRA (Aside) And to think I almost spent this session in the orgy-baths of Kalrath. None of their fleshy delights could compare to the ecstasy this half-breed’s words stroke within me! See his fierce aspect burn in fury, even below the tribunal’s culling justice. But how shall Haanderthan answer?

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN Heavy words for a forked tongue to manage, boy. You juggle them well enough, but like a poor fool, offer jest and jape. I assume this glib outrage, obviously a threadbare attempt to throw off the keening blade of justice, is backed by the testimony of a thousand law-loving fiends? Perhaps the ancient augurer at your side, ever your father’s faithful lap-lizard, probed the ancient secrets of the cosmos and uncovered my blasphemous treachery? Or have you a soul-bonded scroll of bone-white parchment upon which my scrawled hand appears next to some Abyssal conspirator? You amuse me, half-breed, and it is the only reason your sniveling soul is not yet blasted away in hellfire and borne on a river of sorrow to some ignominious corner of the Nine. Whereof comes this lunacy? What disease vexes your broken mind? From what mystery of psychosis do you draw your lies?

Tristan: TYBAIN You mewl lies like a sullied maid on her wedding night, O Great One. Even a lord may be smote in darkness as Asmodeus sees the truth of you—a base and lowly thing, snivelling in crimson robes. These devil-bowing citizens about us are affront enough to Aroden’s divine will, but ye, whose left hand clasps devil’s claws, and right reaches out for demonic boon—oh double-dealing fiend-lover, who allies with the Abyss. Infernal oaths and Abyssal blasphemy spew in one breath from your twisting lips.

  • Bruce the lesser watches off stage.

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN Does your Aroden arse-kissing pall-a-dine put you up to such resounding blasphemy? Have you no tongue of your own, half-breed, to answer my charge?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Truth is spoken freely in many tongues, false magistrate, and by agents of light and dark. You know what you are.”

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN You persist in this foolishness? It shall go hard for you and yours. Recant and your deaths shall be swift, your souls consigned to diligent service in Hell. Refuse, and enlist in agony’s service, consign your soul to wallow in the most ignominious corner of the Nine, and take eternal suffering as your bedmate.

Garrion: ILSANDRA (Aside) He’s to have a much more interesting bedmate, if I’ve anything to say. The fire that one shows at tribunal, will no doubt burn even stronger between my sheets.

Loryc (aka Robert): (Aside) That one grows hot betwixt her infernal thighs. Hope beyond hope. One voice of dissent on the council and the slenderest chance of salvation is ours to clutch. Let this waxen sliver of hope not melt until she does—let her find her tongue.

Garrion: ((see why i wanted Mina to play Ilsandra??))

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (lol)

Melty: :3~ Indeed

Loryc (aka Robert): (heh)

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN Speak, boy. Do you still baffle with false charges, or have your battered wits returned? Speak.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “I recant nothing. You, accuser, so stand accused. How do you answer?”

  • Melty shifts her position to see Ilsandra a little better.

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN Innocent, of course. And so judgment is passed. My right as magistrate puts you to the flames on my command. My word is law.

Loryc (aka Robert): Respectfully, my lord, when I was a barrister of the tribunal, it was common practice to ask Consular Consent in any judgement of a matter involving the Magistrate personally in the case. Has the ancient code of Asmodeus’s court, scorched on the Tablets of Law by our Great Lord’s own fiery talon, so fallen as to warrant its complete disregard in this tribunal?

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN Of course, you are correct, old man. I’ve no intention of affronting our Great Lord. Council, what say ye on this matter? Do you concur with my judgment? These heinous slanders cast upon my great name warrant utter annihilation. So sayeth I, Magistrate of this Gloried Tribunal. Do you agree?

Garrion: Councillors mutter and call “Aye.”

Garrion: ILSANDRA Nay.

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN My ears deceive me. Do you, august erinyes, daughter of Hell, speak against our cause?

Garrion: ILSANDRA I speak against your judgment. Our cause is yet undetermined by my mark. According to our oldest codes, truth can be drawn from an offender, as pus from a wound. Asmodeus’s Trials show the true heart from the false. Why, simply put the half-breed to the flames. Let us try him properly in accordance with the old ways.

Loryc (aka Robert): Well done, lad. Your pretty infernal face is good for something, even if your tongue offends all who hear. We may live yet.

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN Tut, the business of the tribunal heaps higher day by day. We’ve cases waiting in the wings by the thousands. Penitent souls singing out for justice. Shall we delay their flight to Asmodeus’s waiting embrace to engage in infantile contests? Nay, expediency is our charge when matters so lacking in evidence are brought before our bench.

Garrion: ILSANDRA Come, come, sweet magistrate. The spectacle of a few trials would do my poor heart well. I wane at these tiresome sessions. Let the trials commence. ’Twould arouse me. ’Twould tickle me. ’Twould drive me to distraction.

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN Trials you say? How now? If it is to be so, let us sweeten the pot. A price I would exact for trials as you insist. If this half-breed fails, not only is my name cleared of all preposterous charges, but you shall compact to me for a full moon’s service, to do my bidding and satisfy all my unwholesome needs.

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) smirks and nods to “Dentris.”

Garrion: ILSANDRA Let it be so agreed. I hunger so for trials, I happily wager my body to your whim. We shall see if this half-breed’s words strike true or false.

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN So be it. Larazod, you stand in trial. By my discretion you shall face six of Asmodeus’s fell tests. You stand alone in the face of terrors over which no mortal has prevailed.

Tristan: Not alone, my lord. I stand with him.

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN You are under no obligation to do so, Arodenite. Back down and be discharged, to keep at your slobbering benedictions for a few more years at least.

Tristan: TYBAIN I am true to Aroden, my lord, but I am also true in loyalty and kinship. This man, though half-fiend his blood may turn, is bound to me in brotherhood, as I stand bound to him. Our blades both matched the enemies of Cheliax, and what faith divides, common cause unites. You cannot sunder me from his destiny. I stand trial at his side, as is my right, if I so beclaim it. Is it not so, Dentris?

Loryc (aka Robert): ’Tis true, my lord. If the half-brained, light-blinded knight wishes to perish alongside my good master, he is within his lawful right.

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN Very well. Burn with him, fool. Dentris Maltrada, you are hereby discharged.

Loryc (aka Robert): Nay sir, though I wish nothing more. This boy, as wayward as his fancies take him, is in my care. I never waivered from his father’s service, and I shall not turn my back on the son.

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN Surely, you’ve no wish to die?

Loryc (aka Robert): There are worse fates, magistrate, than even can be promised on the deepest level of your Hell. To walk alive in a world, my duty undone, my sworn oath broken, is to walk through fires more smolderous than any Asmodeus keeps below. Though he be a fool, and possessed of a diseased wit, Larazod is my master, and I shall stand by him. Do your worst magistrate. I’ve rolled bones with demons, and gazed in dragons’ hearts. Let us have these trials and be done with my life, if the lords of darkness so command.

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN Doddering old sack of bones. No demon’s dice, nor dragon’s musings await you—only torment beyond the stars’ most infinite imaginings. When you mewl out for merciful death, I shall look on in pleasure, as your soul’s wake burns from a withered old corpse. Make ready, supplicants. The trials begin anon. May Asmodeus take pity on your blighted souls.

Garrion: With this the cutain drops….

Garrion: in the hushed theater you can barely make out a few sighs of relief… the tension building on stage….

Garrion: the stage hands rush around prepping the stage for the second act…

Tristan: (I take a selfie back stage)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “So far so good…?”

  • Melty photobombs

Tristan: lol

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Melty: “You were all pretty good, but not as good as the sexy lady.”

Tristan: (I just pictured the pixie doing the “suck it” gesture)

Melty: (lol)

Garrion: then the curtain rises…. Urso enters as the hulking giant Drovalid.. you hear gasps from the audience and a few whispers about a real live giant

Loryc (aka Robert): hehe.

Tristan: (now, kill the producer….)

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN Good Keeper of Pain, Tormentor of Liars and Demonsuckling Miscreants, we are honored by your presence. Show these supplicants the favor of your stinging lash, and with rack and fire, purge lies from their lips. Break their souls, and let the mad and guilty appall our ears no more with ranting.

Loryc (aka Robert): (that’d be awesome if Urso just went berserker, like King Kong)

Garrion: lol, well not awsome for the show

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Tristan: (you say no can act! crunch crunch)

Garrion: ok, urso you up….

Garrion: the crickets are churping on stage….

Garrion: lol

Tristan: (pausing for effect… )

Tristan: (urso?)

Tristan: https://gurps-on-golarion.obsidianportal.com/wikis/the-six-trials-of-larazod

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (He’s checking under his circlet for his copy of his lines)

Tristan: (act 2

Tristan: trail by torture

Loryc (aka Robert): (well given the size of his hand, I would think we could at least write his lines there)

Tristan: Trial

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Garrion: while we wait.. everyone give me an acting roll for act 1

Tristan: (need to drop an illusion Loryc?)

Loryc (aka Robert): (lol I might)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Acting and gets 9 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 2)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 4

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Acting and gets 16 vs. Skill (20 with a modifier of 0)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 4

Tristan: so, fp are stacking? if we spend another few points we stack them?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): If you spent them for studying and staying up late on consecutive nights, yes

Bruce the lesser: I’m not in it

Tristan: ok, will do

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yes you are, you’re Drovalid

Zindal (aka Ladzin): You show up in Act 2

Garrion: those are only for staying up late to study parts

Garrion: you only had this last night

Bruce the lesser: (ya, but I wasn’t in act 1 )

Zindal (aka Ladzin): We’re at Act 2 now though, lol

Zindal (aka Ladzin): And you’re up

Garrion: correct, no acting roll for urso for act 1

Melty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36TdZx8VgbA

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls acting and gets 11 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 4)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 5

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Haha

  • Bruce the lesser enters.

Taragnor: (hehe)

Garrion: Handerthan already spoke his part.. your lines are up

Bruce the lesser: ( my line isn’t first )

Bruce the lesser: “Magistrate Maleficarum, I come before you a simple hand whose lash is guided by the greater glory of Asmodeus, may my scourge do him and this devoted tribunal proud. With your permission I shall begin our first trial.”

  • Taragnor tries to subtly give Urso cues to speak his line

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN Begin at your leisure, Tormentor. End this fool’s mockery of our court with cleansing agony. Enter the Device and other implements of torture. Drovalid begins administering agonizing pain upon a stoic Larazod.

Taragnor: Fools, my good master may be a fool of a tiefling, but if you think to wrack his spine, and wheedle mewled recantation from his black lips, you are even greater fools than he. Larazod is no coward, and he sneers in the face of pain with true faith in Asmodeus—he cannot waver. He faced Abyssal Tyrants and hordes of their slime-ridden minions in battle. His coal-black soul did not quake then. He stands resolute now. You cannot break his spirit.

Bruce the lesser: “Recant half-breed. Admit your twisted falsehoods, serpent-tongued traitor!”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Even an ocean of agony cannot turn truth to lie.”

  • Melty wonders if the torture is for real too… That’d be a little unfair for the fights…

Taragnor: (So just curious but historically do all the actors die or jsut the one playing Larazod?)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Yeah I’m wondering about that too, lol)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (And that)

Garrion: hold for one moment for the challenge description….

  • Drovalid tortures with a smile.

Garrion: In this act, Larazod is affixed to a torturous implement referred to in the play as “the device.” This is a combination rack and wheel, meant to stretch the victim’s limbs and twist his body into increasingly painful positions. All the time, Drovalid must be inflicting whip strokes upon the three to further increase their torment.

Taragnor: heh. damn.

Garrion: At the start of the act, the device is brought on stage to a chorus of impressed “oohs” and “ahhs” from the audience. Once it’s been thoroughly and dramatically displayed, Larazod is stripped down to a loincloth (making him unable to use equipment in this act as a result) and strapped into the device.

  • Drovalid pulls out the whip.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol, shit…

Tristan (Stan): your going to die…

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Get those healing spells on standby, whoever casts that stuff)

Taragnor: yeah lol since Urso is whipping oyu…

  • Drovalid pulls out the whip and whips it around some, making it crack in the air.

Garrion: Urso is expected to strike at one of the three actors with a whip after each line is delivered from this point until Drovalid’s line that begins, “He is as unbreakable as a marble tide,” at which point the torments cease for the rest of the act.

Taragnor: he can probably decapitate you with a swing

Tristan (Stan): i’m guessing you don’t have any skill with a whip…

  • Melty is glad she took Throw Spell.

Drovalid: no, not really a barbarian thing

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol yeah, that’ll make his swings really crappy at least

Garrion: Drovalid makes a total of 10 whip attacks on the various prisoners, once after each spoken line until the play indicates the torment ends. He must make an attack roll against the chosen target, who gets no defense.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): But I’m defenseless so he probably auto hits me or something

Taragnor: well he still has to make a rol in GURPS actually

Drovalid: just dex?

Drovalid: since am not skilled

Taragnor: Don’t thik ther’s a bonus to hit a stationary target.

Taragnor: It’s just you get no defense roll

Garrion: he can attempt to miss on purpose, but each time he misses a stroke, he costs the party 1d4 points of Popularity unless he succeeds on a Acting-5 check.

Drovalid: anyway I can hit, but pull the amount of damage I do ?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Says Whip is DX-5 on the table

Taragnor: yeah think you can actualyl treat your ST as though it was lower.

Taragnor: though it may not matter cause your whipping sklls are pretty terrible.

Garrion: yes, but you do need a minimum amount to use the weapon….

Drovalid: true that, not if I can toss azes at him…

Taragnor: heh. yeah but the minimum gonna be way lower than hi snormal ST

Drovalid: ok, will use whatever the minimum is

Taragnor: which is good for Zindal.

Taragnor: Also I hope I’m not chained up wtih him.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol I think you are

Zindal (aka Ladzin): All three of us are being tortured

Drovalid: maybe minimum +1, just to make em bleed a little

Garrion: Each time Drovalid strikes with his whip, the device twists and turns, inflicting 1 point of FP damage on Larazod.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Shit

Garrion: ok, need me to look up whip stats?

Taragnor: Well it’s jsut damaging Larozod.. so that’s a plus for me.

Taragnor: hopefulyl Urso can’t actually hit us.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol, well I only have 9 FP right now, and if the thing does FP damage on me 10 times then that means I go into negative FP

Drovalid: yup

Tristan (Stan): sw-2(.05) cr

Garrion: Whip is DX-5

Drovalid: well I have to hit 3 different people right?

Taragnor: (oh it’s got a .05 armor multiplier

Taragnor: nice.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Too bad I ain’t wearing armor, lol

Taragnor: Basically that means if you got any DR, you’re basically immune.

Garrion: but there is no armor on Larazod

Taragnor: I got an armor spell upo

Taragnor: so if he whips me, I’m immune, that grants 2 DR.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): You suck

Taragnor: How close is Zindal to me?

Taragnor: I mgiht try to drop an armor on him as well if I can. well maybe.

Garrion: need ST 3 to wield

Garrion: so that the lowest you can drop your ST

Drovalid: wow, so basically like 1 damage?

Taragnor: heh well hit harder than ST 3. lol. you don’t want to hit like a total girl.

Drovalid: I assume that the minimum you can do?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Drovalid: well could hit with 21 str if you want…

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I only got 12 HP, no

Taragnor: well I don’t really care, I got a ton of DR against that.

Garrion: ok, i’ll let you decide how you do it… there is no time to discuss as a committee, you are presented with this challenge unprepared

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol well I don’t so fuck you =P

Taragnor: With .05 divisor, I’d have like 20x my DR.

Melty: I could cast Lend Energy if Zindal needs it

Taragnor: so 40 DR.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah I’ll probably need it

Taragnor: unless his whip has bodkin points, I’ll be okay.

Drovalid: ( who are the three I"m whipping?)

Tristan (Stan): castlevaina style

Garrion: make your first attack….

Melty: It seems like bodkins are a little cray in GURPS compared to history

Taragnor: lol yeah.

Garrion: zindal, Tristan, and Loryc

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Think you’re whipping me right now

Taragnor: oh trisan is getting whipped too?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Says you whip someone after each of their lines

Drovalid: so just dx -5 ?

Garrion: you can choose which to whip

Tristan (Stan): it’s a party…

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah the check is DX-5

Zindal (aka Ladzin): To hit

Drovalid: yeesh

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Since you have no weapon skill

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Unless you got something in the same category that defaults, but I don’t think you do

Drovalid: @Larazod

Melty: (iirc in history weren’t they better at piercing armor but not as good at killing?)

Drovalid: ←rolls DX and gets 14 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of -5)

Drovalid FAILS by 7

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol wow

Tristan (Stan): (they were plenty good a killing)

Garrion: better make that acting roll

Drovalid: ←rolls Acting and gets 17 vs. Skill (9 with a modifier of 5)

Drovalid CRITICALLY FAILS by 3

Taragnor: I’ll take pity on Urso and use an illusion whenh e whips me, basically tyo make it look like I giot a bunch of bloody wounds, and I’ll also add in acting with agony and stuff

Tristan (Stan): lol

Drovalid: (shit)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): rofl

Taragnor: So I’ll try to help out Urso when he’s attacking me.

Tristan (Stan): (you so need luck)

Garrion: that is funny as hell

Taragnor: As for the others, he’ll just have to make do with… yeah he’s gonna look awful.

Tristan (Stan): (giant actors are hard to come by)

Taragnor: Better save some FP for alter memory on the director.

Tristan (Stan): (can’t be picky)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Robahl was so focused on improving his acting skills that he didn’t think to train him on the whip)

Garrion: you have a spoken line to make just after the attack.. right after “More bone-crunching, skin-flensing torment.”

Tristan (Stan): (guess we should have read the script)

Melty: (It wasn’t that they were not good at killing, just iirc they were used concurrently with broadheads since they serve different functions)

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Spell (SL 21) and gets 7 vs. Skill (21 with a modifier of -4)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 10

Taragnor: That’s for my illuision btw.

Taragnor: gonna use a perfect illusion so costs me 1 FP to set up

Drovalid: “Recant and end this trial! Swift death shall embrace you and Asmodeus smiles upon those who admit their falsehoods—he may not rend your soul completely, may leave some semblance of your spirit intact.”

Loryc (aka Robert): receives -1 fatigue, and now has 9 FP.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “I recant… nothing! Grind on, honeyed torment. Sing sweetly as I may, no cries of “recant” shall you hear. I hate lies, as I hate demon-loving traitors.”

Taragnor: So hopefulyl that’ll make the whipping on me look better

Taragnor: even if his whip lashes sucked, it’ll make an impressive audible lash and make a visible wound on me.

Taragnor: with a big horribly looking bleeding gash.

Tristan (Stan): (I think he has two more attacks to make)

Drovalid: so @ Taragnor’s guy now

Tristan (Stan): (great idea Targ)

Garrion: ok, atk #2

Melty: (ooo yeah)

Drovalid: ←rolls DX and gets 11 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of -5)

Drovalid FAILS by 4

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Taragnor: So as far as the audience knows, they shouldn’t see him totally fucking up. Of course, I can’t do muich for zindal and such unless they’re close by.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Well we’re right next to each other on stage

Zindal (aka Ladzin): According to the map

Drovalid: (sure I can’t use an axe… hehe)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Had enough, Magistrate? Can you withstand it any longer? Please give in and recant, for the only torment I cannot bear is your continued duplicity. Recant, Magistrate! Recant your own lies, and Asmodeus may have mercy on your slimy soul.”

Garrion: yes you all lines up to recieve your torment

Tristan (Stan): TYBAIN Ha! Even in the face of soul-crushing pain, he taunts this ridiculous Magistrate of Hell. Hear me, Aroden, if Asmodeus has such as Larazod in his employ, all our efforts are doomed. Would your white fist command such steadfast loyalty as this one here, who laughs at death and grins at the grimmest pain.

Taragnor: heh… well I can’t really do much for you, since like.. if I give you an illusion, it’ll waver if he rally damages you

Taragnor: and if I giver you armor, it’ll make his whipping look worse…

Garrion: ILSANDRA (Aside) Such a sweet voice. I long to hear his screams more—ah, but to elicit them myself, with a soul-burning kiss, and an aching embrace. This torture is most stimulating, though I do hope the Tormentor doesn’t mar the tiefling’s choicest parts. Leave off those! They belong to me alone!

Drovalid: @ tristan

Drovalid: ←rolls DX and gets 12 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of -5)

Drovalid FAILS by 5

Drovalid: (geez, I keep rolling high )

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls acting and gets 9 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 4)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 7

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (You’re supposed to yell Recant too)

Tristan (Stan): (try to make it look like it hurt)

  • Drovalid looks tired, " Recant!" ( no way Urso would get tired so quickly, what a puss )

Garrion: Tristan makes a realistic yell when tyhe lash misses him

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Never! Lash every inch of flesh from me, leave only a bloody ruin where I stand—that skinned wreck of a man will gurgle only truth and never recant.”

Drovalid: @L

Drovalid: ←rolls DX and gets 13 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of -5)

Drovalid FAILS by 6

Drovalid: (geez, didn’t roll lower then 12 )

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Acting and gets 17 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 2)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) CRITICALLY FAILS by 4

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol shit

Garrion: thay was horrid.. good thing lorycs fast thinking saved the day

Tristan (Stan): (this ain’t D&D)

Drovalid: Drovalid ends torment and casts down his whip.

Taragnor: lol.

Drovalid: “He is as unbreakable as a marble tide—dragon’s scale would have shattered long ago—and yet he stands unbowed. No lie can evade this unholy lash of mine, gifted to me by Asmodeus himself. Larazod must speak the truth!”

Taragnor: Well; Zindal just lost the dominatrix audience.

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) tries to stifle a snicker at Urso’s horrible whip skills

Garrion: Tristan, take 4 FP damage total

Garrion: i mean Zindal

Tristan (Stan): i was like what?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): receives -4 fatigue, and now has 5 FP.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Down to 5

  • Drovalid looks quite pissed he wasn’t able to hit anyone.

Garrion: that was from the rack you are on

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Right, heh

Garrion: ((we actually did less than 10 attacks.. was merciful mostly due to Urso not hitting anything, haha

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Drovalid: ( 7 skill ain’t much to go on )

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN Fool! Continue the trial, you’ve yet to probe deep enough into his soul’s painful lies!

Taragnor: lol yeah, defualting in GURPS is really tough.

Drovalid: “My work is done. My findings true. You have never doubted my hand before. Why do you so now? Could it be this tiefling speaks true? Are you allied against our august master of darkness?”

Melty: Yeah heh.

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN Mind your place, Tormentor! You speak blasphemy in the face of this land’s own Magistrate Maleficarum. Beware, your words endanger your very soul. Take you this half-breed’s part? Then you would join him on his trials? Don’t be a fool.

Drovalid: “If Asmodeus wishes it so then my soul stands with his. If my hand has failed you, then I shall burn for it. I shall face the remaining five trials at Larazod’s side.”

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN So be it, traitor. Your rending death, and his, shall be my vindication. Bring on the second trial!

Melty: Dat normal-ish probability distribution.

Garrion: With this the curtain drops… acting rols from all

Drovalid: ←rolls Acting and gets 6 vs. Skill (9 with a modifier of 5)

Drovalid SUCCEEDS by 8

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Acting and gets 7 vs. Skill (20 with a modifier of 0)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 13

Drovalid: (heh, he way better at acting then whipping.. sad )

Taragnor: well at elast he succeeded in acting big.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Acting and gets 10 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 2)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 3

Tristan (Stan): (your barbarian friends would be ashamed of you)

Taragnor: Hopefully the audience had no idea how to use a whip and doesn’t know he’s fucking it up

Garrion: Tristan?

Taragnor: Well I’m sure Melty knows how to use one.

Tristan (Stan): My turn, I suppose.

Tristan (Stan): sorry

Taragnor: I assume all Sachi’s characters are proficient in the whip

Tristan (Stan): had that ready

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls acting and gets 13 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 4)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 3

Garrion: The audience reaction to the whipping seemed mixed…. Lorycs illusion helped a lot but the reality of the torment was lax

Taragnor: yeah man, they want to see some real suffering!

Taragnor: That wasn’t even worthy of one hell, let alone nine of em.

Garrion: the stage is set and the curtains rise…..

Garrion: Enter the bailiff bearing four vials and four curved flensing knives. He hands one of each to Dentris, Tybain, Larazod, and Drovalid.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I’m gonna like this act

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Maybe…

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN It is said that a liar’s pain is easy to bear, but pleasure steals truth from even the most well-tended fortress. So let it be with ye, Larazod. Here before you now are the Flukes of Asmodeus. Their bite more pleasurable than the caresses of a thousand succubi (which you no doubt have enjoyed, you treacherous Abyssal-loving fool). Taste of their deep burrowing bliss. Their rapturous journey through your body shall explore the deepest, darkest pleasures any mortal has ever known. Their soul-shuddering wanderings end in your skull, where they plant their young who consume you in an orgiastic frenzy—leaving you an empty husk of a thing—a spent lover, drooling in blissful oblivion forever. Unless, of course, you can resist these god-bending pleasures. This time, the trial is not yours alone to bear. Let us see if your trusted companions’ faith remains as unshakeable as yours. Who shall be the first to die in spasms of ecstasy?

Taragnor: btw for this next act, what are these fluke things? are there actual creatures or are we supposed to pretend they’re there?

Garrion: you’ll soon see

Garrion: ILSANDRA Oh, how I long to face this judgment!

Drovalid: “Master Larazod, most unholy saint of our dark Asmodeus, please allow me to prove my devotion to your cause. To think my biting lash flayed your chaste red skin, and cracked such a noble hide as yours. I shall be first to face this trial, if you so wish it.”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Your courage is beyond question. Show this lickspittle Magistrate the meaning of devotion, my friend.”

Melty: (oh man, Zindal’s probably fucked if he’s gotta resist sexual pleasure)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (lol yeah, probably…)

Drovalid: hehe

Taragnor: lol.

Garrion: Loryc pops the lid on the vial.. inside is a worm-like creature

Taragnor: hmm… damn…

Tristan (Stan): (is it acting if it’s real?)

Garrion: well you still have to act like you are in exrtasy.. you definately won;t be

Taragnor: Well we gotta administer it to ourselves so… time for another illusion on the vial while the others are reciting thier lines.

Taragnor: actually hmm…

Drovalid: ( so what have to do?)

Tristan (Stan): (tequilla shot)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Drop the worm on your skin I’m guessing)

Melty: Damn… My only body control spells are Itch, Spasm, Pain, and Resist Pain…

Taragnor: Yeah, I’ll do a disguise object on the vial… so I can basically make the vial look empty when I apply it, and I have an illusion on myself… so…

Garrion: you are instructed to open the vials and release the grub onto your skin

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Resist Pain might be helpful, lol)

Tristan (Stan): can I do a naturalist roll?

Garrion: yes

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls Naturalist and gets 7 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 0)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 5

Drovalid: Drovalid administers the fluke, convulses in sheer orgasmic ecstasy, but as it crawls up his arm he suddenly plunges a flensing blade beneath the skin, skewering the fluke and removing it.

Taragnor: well we do that in order heh…

Drovalid: ←rolls Acting and gets 14 vs. Skill (9 with a modifier of 5)

Drovalid SUCCEEDS by 0

Taragnor: I’ll see what it does to Drovalid… see if the thig burrows under the skin, cause if it does that, fuck it, I’mnot administering that.. lol.

Garrion: it is a rot grub.. a particularly nasty little creature that quickly burrows into the skin and makes its way into the body

Taragnor: yeah, okay, illusion time…

Tristan (Stan): (wow0

Melty: Damn…

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah this is gonna suck…

Melty: Yeah… I’ll cast Resist Pain on Zindal before he has to do his…

Garrion: ooc… your expectations….

Tristan (Stan): (does my naturalist roll tell me any way to deal with it? Like shake the vial or something then crush it?)

Drovalid: (just stab it with the dagger?)

Taragnor: I’ll use a complex illusinon on the vial (that doesn’t cost me any FP, just a roll.

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Spell (SL 21) and gets 6 vs. Skill (21 with a modifier of -5)

Loryc (aka Robert) CRITICALLY SUCCEEDS by 10

Tristan (Stan): (nice)

Drovalid: ( you doing these on all of us or just your guy?)

Melty: ooo

Taragnor: well that’s that… with the illusion on the vial and me, I should be abl eot fake whatever I need to fake.

Garrion: When each is applied, it is the actor’s duty to act as if in the throes of unbridled passion while the rot grub burrows through his flesh before cutting the rot grub out with the offered knife. The knives bear minor magical enhancements that make them particularly efficient at cutting out rot grubs—this magic only persists for the length of this act, but while it does, any Heal check made to cut out a rot grub with one of these knives gains a +3 bonus (using these special knives is tradition, as having the actors die so soon is generally regarded as anticlimactic, even by the most bloodthirsty of directors or audiences).

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Yeah I’m wondering if I can’t flick the vial really hard to knock the worm out or something and then just flick it off with the knife)

Taragnor: just me for now. lol… I can’t really do it to all of you easily.

Taragnor: well I have to cut mine out of my neck

Taragnor: so… I’m a little more worried than the rest of you

Garrion: that would be a surgery check

Taragnor: Urso just has to cut his arm

Drovalid: ( first aid work as well?)

Taragnor: Also my dagger skills are nonexistent…

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Well my default from Broadsword should be good enough

Taragnor: yeah. Zindal should be okay at least… and Urso.. we’ll he’s got a bunch of Hp

Taragnor: and it’s just in his arm…

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Oh apparently it doesn’t default from Broadsword, hmm

Taragnor: Also I’m not sure if it’ll be able to burrow through my armor spell anyway.

Tristan (Stan): that’s unfortuate

Melty: It’d be funny if Zindal dies somehow

Taragnor: So.. probably a better idea for me to use an illuson regardless.

Melty: I hope he doesn’t

Melty: But it’d totally fuck up the play

Taragnor: well I should be able to save him… if things get really bad.

Tristan (Stan): my the grub is a lady grub…

Drovalid: so first aid work instread of healing check?

Tristan (Stan): maybe I mean

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I think it means First Aid since this is converted to GURPS, I imagine by healing check it means the PF Heal skill

Melty: Yeah like I said, I’m riding in someone’s clothing

Melty: So I can toss a healing spell or something if I have to.

Garrion: A rot grub inflicts 2 points of HT damage per round as it burrows—a HT-5 check negates the damage for that round. In order to remove the grub, a victim must cut the grub out with a knife—this takes a Surgery-5 check and inflicts 1d6 points of damage to the victim per round the grub has been burrowing (1d6 the first round, 2d6 the second, and so on). ou may also use the knife-2 skill but damage doubles. You are free to attempt to cut out their grubs at any point after they make their Perform (act) check to pretend to be in the throes of ecstasy.

Taragnor: hehe yeah, you should be close.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Holy shit

Taragnor: So yeah someoje might need Melty’s healing.

Melty: Daaaaaamn.

Taragnor: Do you got sleight of hand zindal? :)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Heh, I might be able to default it, let me see…

Melty: (btw I think this is awesome so far)

Drovalid: so no first aid?

Taragnor: lol.

Tristan (Stan): (your not getting eaten by a rot grub) =)

Garrion: you can use first aid as a default to surgery, not sure if it does

Melty: (I just mean I love ^ 2 that we get to do skill challenges and stuff besides fighting dudes)

Tristan (Stan): ( I agree)

Taragnor: (yeah)

Drovalid: not sure surgery was invented in D&D times yet, hehe

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol the default for Surgery is First Aid-12

Taragnor: Yeah it was… it just like… wasn’t very effective

Tristan (Stan): guessing surgury does not have a defult then

Taragnor: it involved cranial drills and stuff. hehe.

  • Drovalid tries to get the grub out.

Drovalid: so first aid -5 +3 for the blade?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): No, dude, if you don’t have Surger skill then you roll First Aid at -12

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Surgery*

Garrion: zindal said surgery is First aid -12?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): That’s what the book says, lol

Drovalid: -12? wtf?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): It’s like basically impossible

Taragnor: -12? and then there’s another -5 on top of that?

Drovalid: can I just use my axe?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol yeah

Garrion: so unless you already have it you better off using knife skill

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Seriously, I’m about to just whip out my Broadsword for this

Melty: The Surgery skill is basically for like super qualified doctor stuff

Garrion: you don;t have an axe.. you have a knife

Drovalid: I don’t have knife skill

Taragnor: I’ll help Zindal by casting a mental stun on Urso’s grub if he’s having trouble.

Taragnor: I can at least slow it down a little…

Garrion: then use knife defaults

Tristan (Stan): Urso killed by a grub

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Knife defaults to DX-4

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Unless you got Shortsword or something

Drovalid: still get the +3 ?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Think so

Tristan (Stan): just smack your arm with a brawling attack, you don’t have dr so the grub would take full damage right?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Garrion: yes

Taragnor: lol yeah.

Taragnor: punch your arm. haha.

Drovalid: ←rolls DX and gets 8 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of -1)

Drovalid SUCCEEDS by 3

Taragnor: That’ll kill it.

Garrion: it still helps to dcut it out

Melty: I mean, even in medieval times people knew how to stitch up wounds and remove arrows and amputate shit, they just didn’t have a good grasp on hygiene and stuff

Garrion: ok you get it in 1 round.. 2d6 damage

Melty: Damn…

  • Drovalid cuts into the grub. ( I assume i success is ehough? am using minimum str )

Drovalid: « 2d6 = 5 »

Garrion: it is a flat damage

Melty: Yeah you wouldn’t want to leave a dead animal inside your body

Drovalid: My arm is down to 10 HPs and overall I’m down to 23 HPs.

Tristan (Stan): (I don’t want a grub in my body anyway)

Garrion: due to having to dig it out.. not just a simple cut

  • Drovalid cuts the grub out and shows it bloody carcas to the audience.

Garrion: also make acting roll to act like you are in exasy as you do this

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (You got a line too, lol)

Drovalid: ←rolls Acting and gets 18 vs. Skill (9 with a modifier of 5)

Drovalid CRITICALLY FAILS by 4

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol wow

Tristan (Stan): lol

Drovalid: ( come on )

Tristan (Stan): not having much luck tonight

Drovalid: ( think that the first time even I have rolled a 18 )

Melty: Duuuude

Taragnor: lol.

Tristan (Stan): who did you throw the grub at just now? Someone imortant probably

Drovalid: (sad part is with all my advantages, he probably not really in alot of pain.. . has high pain threshold

Taragnor: lol… well it’s his acting roll so apparently his faked orgasm looked more like a barbarian warcry.

Garrion: Urso flops a bit but extasy is obvioulsly not something he is familiar with

Zindal (aka Ladzin): rofl

Garrion: at least while being cut

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Don’t forget your line

Taragnor: he totally did.

Taragnor: He critically failed

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Haha

Drovalid: “Asmodeus bear witness to my devotion. This half-breed speaks only truth!”

Melty: I like the curve in GURPS though. Like, it makes crits (either direction) a little more special

Melty: Compared to a flat curve

Tristan (Stan): (I agree, and there is not a crit every other round which I think is cool)

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) applies the fluke to his flesh and attempts to fake shuddering with pleasure…

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Can I use my Erotic Art skill in place of Acting since this is kinda sorta an S&M thing?)

Tristan (Stan): (this is something i’m not sure I want to see….)

Garrion: oh Urso.. hmake your HT-5 roll too for the round of burrowing

Taragnor: (lol… well maybe sex appeal, erotic art is about making the other person feel pleasure)

Taragnor: (Sex appeal is more of liek an attraction thing… so that might cover faking an orgasm)

Garrion: sure

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (lol… Yeah which one would it be)

Melty: (I would lean toward SA for this but you could make a case for either one really)

Melty: (up to G?)

Garrion: you can use either

Taragnor: (heh well he is the DM)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Sex Appeal and gets 15 vs. Skill (19 with a modifier of 0)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 4

Tristan (Stan): plus 6 for the ladies!

Zindal (aka Ladzin): That counts the +6 for my appearance, so subtract 4 from that for the male audience

Garrion: you hear some gasps in the audience and a few ladies start to touch themselves….

Tristan (Stan): lol

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “I sing only of the joy of supplication to our dark lord. This pleasure is only a gift of Asmodeus’s truth. I would gladly die at this fluke’s bite, but alas, my duty here is yet undone, and so I scorn this pleasure with a bleeding blade. I shall not relent until your lies are revealed, foul Magistrate.”

Taragnor: lol.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Wait, shit, I think Ilsandra has a line before that

Tristan (Stan): (the ladies don’t care)

Melty: Oooo

Garrion: ILSANDRA Oh, to be that fluke! To burrow into such sweet flesh!

Melty: (I bet some of the guys are touchin it also >.> )

Garrion: she does not need to act much here.. she really WOULD like to be

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) attempts to cut out the Rot Worm with his dagger

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Haha

Taragnor: lol.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls DX and gets 8 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of -1)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 6

Taragnor: lol you using a sword?

Melty: (Make sure and lube up, cause she’s into pegging~)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): No I’m using the dagger

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Default is DX-4

Taragnor: ah.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I get +3 for the dagger we’re using

Zindal (aka Ladzin): And my DX is a 15

Taragnor: Well that’s handy.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Using the knife skill so 2d6 damage

Garrion: ok, you get it out in 1 round.. 2d6 damage

Melty: Hnnng I bit my lip

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Ouch, I hate it when that happens

Melty: In the middle of a quesadilla x.x

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Damage me up

Garrion: Zindal even got melty all hot and bothered….

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Haha

Tristan (Stan): (quesadilla 1, Sashi 0)

Loryc (aka Robert): hehe yeah.

Garrion: 4 damage

Loryc (aka Robert): Well it was probably more the cries of fake pleasure mixed with torture.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): is reduced 4 HP, and now has 8 HP.

Garrion: urso and zindal both need to make HT-5 rolls

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls HT and gets 12 vs. Skill (13 with a modifier of -5)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) FAILS by 4

Garrion: for the round of burrowing

Tristan (Stan): i hope you can luck that

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Heh, what does that do if it fails? I may Luck it…

  • Loryc (aka Robert) makes the vial appear opened with his illusion while in reality it remains shut.

Garrion: 2 HT damage

Tristan (Stan): (that’s not so bad)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Hmmm…

  • Loryc (aka Robert) applies the vial to his chest, using his illusion on himself to replicate the thing crawling under his skin.

Tristan (Stan): (don’t waste your luck, something nastier is probably on the way)

Melty: (Tristan thinks he can hear panting coming from one of his gear pouches)

Loryc (aka Robert): Oh! It has been so long! Sweet, aching ecstasy!

Tristan (Stan): (wondering what she’s doing in there…. hope she does not mess my gear up)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah I’ll take it

  • Loryc (aka Robert) really tries to go all out on displaying his pleasure.. since e’s free of any real pain… he can do a fully awesome performance.

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Acting and gets 10 vs. Skill (20 with a modifier of 0)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 10

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (lol)

Tristan (Stan): my whet stone is now a wet stone…

Melty: :3

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Hahaha

Garrion: lol

  • Loryc (aka Robert) has the illusion move to his neck, where he moves the dagger up dramatically, really trying to build some tension… as I draw it against my throat, obviously not really cutting, but using my illusion to mimic a bleeding throat wound.

Tristan (Stan): have to be a gammer to get that joke…

Tristan (Stan): (gamer)

  • Loryc (aka Robert) mvoes his free hand to the wound, extracting something in his hand which he holds over the (seemingly empty) vial… crushing it in his hand, and having illusory blood drip down into the vial, so the auidence can see it.

Garrion: the audience gasps… even the actors on stage look amazed.. wondering how you are slitting your own throat and not dead

Tristan (Stan): (i’m impressed… wonder if you are going to die)

Tristan (Stan): (how am i supposed to go after that?)

Melty: (I mean I’ve used a whetstone irl)

Loryc (aka Robert): (Sourly) Between you, my hideous half-breed young master, and a dream of three succubi’s frolics on my flesh—a hard choice, Larazod, but somehow your sweet countenance won out.

Tristan (Stan): (good to know)

Melty: (I was in the girl scouts!)

Tristan (Stan): (feeling like I should not be associating that…)

  • Loryc (aka Robert) displayed his hand that crushed the illsuory grub to thea udiecne, the hand is covered in a blackish blood.

Garrion: kuddos to loryc.. you hear a few hushed whispers of amazement

Melty: (Yeah, that was boss~)

Loryc (aka Robert): (hehe)

Tristan (Stan): (wizard does one play and can retire)

Garrion: remember to apply your temporary -2 to HT Zindal…. and did Urso ever roll and i miss it?

Loryc (aka Robert): (I’ve got a considerable special effects budget)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Applied it)

Drovalid: roll what?

Garrion: HT-5

Drovalid: for what?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): The worm

Garrion: the grub burrowing

Loryc (aka Robert): (though I’m totally gonna need you for the fighting parts, since while I’m great at faking shit, I’m not actually good at real fighting)

Drovalid: any bonuses for that? I have bonus vs torture and stuff like that

Tristan (Stan): high pain threshold should do something

Garrion: anything that helps with tissue being eaten by grubs?

Garrion: yes, HPT

Melty: (I could hang out in your clothing and throw some lightning?)

Melty: (Tie me to your wrist under your sleeve like a web launcher)

Drovalid: well not grubs specifically

Garrion: i know there are some things that help with HT rolls to avoid death.. anthing like that

Loryc (aka Robert): hehe, I should totally do that.

Loryc (aka Robert): Though didn’t you already say you’re in Tristan’s pocket?

Loryc (aka Robert): Or did you not specify.

Loryc (aka Robert): I’ll take you if you want hehe. I could use a fairy.

Melty: Yeah, but we go backstage between acts

Melty: And there’s the curtain too

Loryc (aka Robert): hmm true… yeah we could pass you around.

Melty: Ara~

Garrion: that just sounds bad

Drovalid: fit gives +2 to avoid dead, plus I have the Hard to kill adv as well

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Tristan (Stan): it does, perv

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Pass her to me for some healing then

Loryc (aka Robert): Hey man, it makes it a little harder to concentrate with a fairy in your pants.

Tristan (Stan): doesn’t sound so bad…

Garrion: ok, roll with the bonuses those give then

Tristan (Stan): sounds like a “magic wand” joke in there somewhere

Drovalid: In addition, you get +3 on all HT rolls to avoid knockdown and stunning – and if you are tortured physically, you get +3 to resist.

Garrion: then Tybain is up wioth the grubs

Tristan (Stan): dentris didn’t go right?

Garrion: then straight HT

Melty: (I can throw healing spells actually, you need HP? Or FP?)

Loryc (aka Robert): I was Dentris.

Garrion: the bonuses cancell out the penalty

Tristan (Stan): ok

Tristan (Stan): My turn, I suppose.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (I need both, lol)

Loryc (aka Robert): And while I didn’t take my turn, you all think I did.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Though mainly FP)

Drovalid: ←rolls HT and gets 12 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of 0)

Drovalid SUCCEEDS by 2

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (And if you can fix my HT that’d be awesome too)

Garrion: Urso resists the grub rot

Tristan (Stan): (ok G, I know exactly what this thing is and don’t really want to put it in my arm, can I roll survival to pinch it dead before I put it in or leatherworking to put it in the fold of my armor?)

Melty: (I don’t think I can do that atm, only restore HP and transfer FP)

Loryc (aka Robert): you could probably do some trick wtih selight of hand or something.

Garrion: well that would be a slight of hand roll

  • Drovalid wasn’t in much extacy, but the grubs didn’t really hurt that much either.

Loryc (aka Robert): like palm it magician style.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (I’ll take the FP and HP then)

Tristan (Stan): what are the chances of knocking the grub out if I put the file on quickly?

Loryc (aka Robert): You could maybe forcefully shake the vial.

Tristan (Stan): or maybe my naturalist roll let’s me do something like swirl the vial to make it dissy or something

Garrion: i don;t think grubs knock out?

Loryc (aka Robert): maybe kill it that way.

Drovalid: (heh, got any acid resistance spells, next trial would be good to cast em )

Tristan (Stan): I don’t know, but a naturilst would!

Garrion: nah, that would not do anything to it

Loryc (aka Robert): I’ll drop a mental stun on his grub btw as he applies it… basically going to at least slow it down so it doesn’t do much damage.

Tristan (Stan): so, it’s pretty much gotta do it…. blah

Loryc (aka Robert): and it’s easy to cut out since it won’t move.

Tristan (Stan): Tybain applies his fluke and begins giggling uncontrollably.

Tristan (Stan): (thinking “this is some shit isn’t it”)

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Spell (SL 21) and gets 12 vs. Skill (21 with a modifier of -7)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 2

Tristan (Stan): Ooooh! Aaaaah! I know not this feeling!

Garrion: does that need a certtain IQ to work?

Loryc (aka Robert): Oh… hmm does it? I won’t do that if it does… lol.

Loryc (aka Robert): lemme check

Garrion: acting roll Tristan

Loryc (aka Robert): nah

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls acting and gets 14 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 4)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 2

Loryc (aka Robert): just says its “mentally stunned”

Loryc (aka Robert): and it needs an IQ roll to recover

Loryc (aka Robert): so stupid stuff is stunned longer.

Loryc (aka Robert): combat reflexes may help you recpover from mental stun too I think

Garrion: ok, the grub without a brain is mentally stunned, hehe

Loryc (aka Robert): though… it probably doesn’t have that being a grub.

Tristan (Stan): the one brain nerve it has is overloaded

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Loryc (aka Robert): sothat should at least make it easier to cut out.

Loryc (aka Robert): And way less painful.

Garrion: goig to slight of hand it?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Your line Tybain, heh

Tristan (Stan): hoping it never went in…

Garrion: or just man up?

Tristan (Stan): checking default

Loryc (aka Robert): well melty is inside you right now, she can heal you.

Garrion: melty turned unto a gerbil… and Tristan us that monk from Baldur’s Gate))?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Melty: (Actually the healing spells are regular so doesn’t that mean I can use them at a short range and not just touch?)

Loryc (aka Robert): hehe.

Loryc (aka Robert): yeah, you can Sachi

Loryc (aka Robert): unless it specifcally says you gotta touch, it’s just -1 penalty per yard of distance

Melty: (lolllll)

Loryc (aka Robert): but sicne you’re in pocket, there’s no penalty.

Loryc (aka Robert): You’re liek the One ring of healing and electric tortures.

Melty: (Yeah, plus I’m right next to Zindal right now so I can heal him some too, I think he needs it, hehe)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (lol yeah I do)

Loryc (aka Robert): well probably should heal him between acts.

Loryc (aka Robert): it’ll look weird if he suddenly starts to regenerate

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (True)

Melty: (Yeah heh that’s true >.>; )

Garrion: ok, the grub is stunned and barely burrows.. roll knife with +2 more bonus since it shallow

Drovalid: ( power of Asmodeus )

Garrion: and half the damage

Tristan (Stan): i don’t know if it has a default, it says “filch – 5”, that does not sound right that you cannot attempt it

Loryc (aka Robert): (heh don’t forget your line)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Think you got the next line actually)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Tybain)

Tristan (Stan): i’ll try to sleight of hand and if it does not work man up, cool?

Loryc (aka Robert): did he sa he knows not this feeling?

Garrion: yes

Garrion: on both counts

Melty: Pixie in my pocket~

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Oh wait, yeah, I mean Dentris)

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls DX and gets 16 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of -5)

Tristan (Stan) FAILS by 7

Melty: Pocket pixie

Melty: Pokepix

Loryc (aka Robert): Ah okay… yeah I missed that

Loryc (aka Robert): I’ll say my line then

Tristan (Stan): fuck

Loryc (aka Robert): “Ha! Watch the virginal knight squirm!”

Tristan (Stan): It is as if a thousand feathers assault my flesh—especially my most… tender… parts. What strange pleasure is this!

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Ah, Aroden’s servants, so like sweet children they be. Hold true, my dear friend!”

Tristan (Stan): ok, to get this thing out… knife skill + 3?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah, and Knife defaults to DX-4 unless you actually have ranks in it

Tristan (Stan): i do, i’m a ranger after all

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls Knife and gets 9 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of 3)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 9

Garrion: yes, +3 end result after the bonuses

Garrion: you take 2 damage

Tristan (Stan): ok, not so bad. by the way, does it just burrow through my leather?

Tristan (Stan): I am well, though I may never be the same.

Garrion: yeah, since Loryc helped going to bypass the HT check

Garrion: it never went deep enough

Tristan (Stan): cool

Tristan (Stan): (mental note: Loryc friend)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Loryc (aka Robert): (heh)

Tristan (Stan): (although I may think they were sleepy on purpose for everyone)

Garrion: Tybain suddenl;y teasrs out the fluke

Tristan (Stan): I am well, though I may never be the same.

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN Curse your persistence. All lies eventually reveal their ugly fangs. I shall draw them as venom from a wound.

Loryc (aka Robert): heh… yeah, lol… though seeing what it did to the otehrs, you’d probably think amybe you got lucky

Loryc (aka Robert): with the sleepy one

Loryc (aka Robert): Since Loryc’s casting isn’t really visible at all.

Garrion: The curtain drops… as it does you hear a sudden release of held breathes and applause

Tristan (Stan): (when we get back stage) “what the fuck, that was not mentioned during dress rehersal” (to the group)

Drovalid: " bloody mess "

Tristan (Stan): (I wanted to say “why’s my back wet?”)

Melty: “Magic fingers time! Who needs the magic Melton touch?~”

Tristan (Stan): “it looks like Robert took a nasty wound to his neck”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Right here.”

Garrion: you have a few moments for Melty to apply healing…..

Loryc (aka Robert): “Well it only gets worse next act… we’re supposed to get swallowed…”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “I’ll take as much of your magic touch as you’re willing to give…”

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) grins at Melty, though he does appear to actually be in some pain

Melty: “Uhhhh, shit… Hold on just a sec while I got time…”

Garrion: the stage hands prep the stage… yo can hear something large rolling across the floor

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Yeah this is gonna suck…)

Tristan (Stan): “i’m sure glad I don’t have a bunch of lines, it seems the more lines you have the more screwed you are”

Loryc (aka Robert): Alright i’m gonna hang spell an invisibility so I can quick cast it…

Drovalid: (heh, we ever figure out how many healing potions Sachi left us?)

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Spell (SL 21) and gets 6 vs. Skill (21 with a modifier of -5)

Loryc (aka Robert) CRITICALLY SUCCEEDS by 10

Tristan (Stan): and would a pixie require an entire potion? good question right….

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Spell (SL 21) and gets 7 vs. Skill (21 with a modifier of -6)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 8

Garrion: none that i know of.. you will have to get some from her if she wishes to giove them

Loryc (aka Robert): receives -2 fatigue, and now has 7 FP.

  • Melty casts Minor Healing for 3 on Zindal, and… Who else needs healing?

Drovalid: ( from the group treasure loot split )

Loryc (aka Robert): Also going to crush the grub in my vial agianst the floor at some point offstage… so I don’t gotta maintain the illusion on it.

Drovalid: " I could use a weak one"

Zindal (aka Ladzin): regains 3 HP, and now has 11 HP.

Loryc (aka Robert): I will maintain the illusion on myself.

Melty: ←rolls Most Spells and gets 12 vs. Skill (16 with a modifier of 0)

Melty SUCCEEDS by 4

Garrion: ok, Melty gets a few spells off when suddenly yo are summoned to return to the stage….

Drovalid: ( good, you broke my magic resistance )

Tristan (Stan): have time to heal everyone or no? i’m 2 hp down

Melty: (How much HP you missing Urso?)

Garrion: broke MR?

Garrion: you still have to roll

Melty: (I’ll cast it for 2 on Tristan and…)

Garrion: i think

Melty: That roll was for Zindal

Drovalid: 5

Garrion: each person can get a couple healings

Zindal (aka Ladzin): If you got any FP to spare I’ll take those too, lol

Garrion: or two spells of any type i should say

Drovalid: though she just has to break mine, not like I"m resisting

Zindal (aka Ladzin): And also any acid resistance >.>

Loryc (aka Robert): (Also I’ll prep an illusion with initiative that I’ll keep in my pcoket for now, it’s what’s gonna be swallowed when I go invisible basically. )

Drovalid: else I"’ll just use a potion

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Spell (SL 21) and gets 12 vs. Skill (21 with a modifier of -6)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 3

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Spell (SL 21) and gets 7 vs. Skill (21 with a modifier of -7)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 7

Melty: (I’d prefer to save some heals, since you’re at a penalty each time you heal a person a day with the same spell after the first… But I’ll top Urso up with Major Healing, since this sounds like it’s gonna be tough…)

Loryc (aka Robert): receives -1 fatigue, and now has 6 FP.

Drovalid: Potion: 3

Drovalid: My arm is down to 13 HPs and overall I’m down to 26 HPs.

Loryc (aka Robert): (basically my illusion for now isn’t gonna show itself yet, but it’s goal is to basically pop out when I go invisible… and be me, and get swallowed basically.

Melty: Ah, in that case I’ll do minor healing for 2 on Urso too >.>

Drovalid: I"m ok, save it for someone down

Loryc (aka Robert): It’s got initiative, so its sentient. pretty much it’ll transform itself from like some pocket sized object into me, at the proper time.

Melty: I got plenty of energy, hehe

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol send some my way then

Garrion: ok, here we go….

Drovalid: roll at -2 to beat my SR

Drovalid: we fully armed and armored now or no?

Melty: Cause you’re down 2 now right after the potion?

Melty: Urso?

Drovalid: yes

Garrion: act 4….. the curtain rises…. yes if you wish to be

  • Drovalid wishes.

Garrion: your normal prepared costume

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Not sure if I want my gear submerged in acid)

Loryc (aka Robert): (I’ll take thje fairy in my pocket for this one unelss someone else wants her)

Melty: This roll is for Tristan, next for Urso, then I’m gonna do a Lend Energy for Zindal and that’s plenty for while we’re backstage

Loryc (aka Robert): (fyi, I plan on not getting immersed in acid so you may wnat to be with me Sachi.)

Melty: ←rolls Most Spells and gets 8 vs. Skill (16 with a modifier of 0)

Melty SUCCEEDS by 8

Melty: ←rolls Most Spells and gets 6 vs. Skill (16 with a modifier of -2)

Melty SUCCEEDS by 8

Garrion: who ever said acid?

Melty: receives -2 fatigue, and now has 9 FP.

Tristan (Stan): (I was like “Acid”, whaaaattt?)

Loryc (aka Robert): Also Melty since you can rest in someone’s pocket, I wouldn’t mind a lend energy once in a while….

Loryc (aka Robert): Well the scrpty says its acid

Tristan (Stan): (should have been the tourcher)

Garrion: oh nit does doesn;t it.. stomache acid

Melty: (Ooo good point, I’ll do Loryc too since I have time. How much are you down?)

Loryc (aka Robert): 7 total right now.

Loryc (aka Robert): 3 3energy reserve and 4 FP

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I’m down 8 FP

Drovalid: ( actually if gonna just be acid, might not be wise to have amor on)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Well it says we have to fight our way out of the beast’s gizzard… So not sure how that’s gonna work)

Loryc (aka Robert): Well easy to say for the person with 20+ HP.

Loryc (aka Robert): yeah, I don’t know how it’s gonna work, so I’ve prepared an illusion to take my place.

Loryc (aka Robert): and I’m going invisible!

Garrion: ok, here we go.. time is up

Garrion: the curtain rises……

Loryc (aka Robert): Also my illusion has my acting skill!

Melty: Hehe ok, I’ll give Loryc and Zindal each 4.

Melty: That’s not reduced by skill so I can’t generate free FP :(

Zindal (aka Ladzin): regains 4 fatigue, and now has 9 FP.

Loryc (aka Robert): regains 2 fatigue, and now has 8 FP.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Zindal hearts Melty

Loryc (aka Robert): hehe yeah, it’d be kinda broken if you could

Loryc (aka Robert): cause I got lend energy too

Melty: receives -4 fatigue, and now has 5 FP.

Loryc (aka Robert): So we could create this super efficient loop of energy trading.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Loryc (aka Robert): harnessing arcane zero-point energy.

Melty: Yeah lol

Garrion: dentris has first lines

Loryc (aka Robert): heh okay, the curtain rose, do we see what’s gonna eat us yet btw?

Garrion: nope

Loryc (aka Robert): Such horrors. What next?

Melty: ←rolls Most Spells and gets 17 vs. Skill (16 with a modifier of 0)

Melty FAILS by 1

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Hold true, old man.”

Garrion: the stage is fairly clean

Melty: Awwww damn

Melty: Do you still waste the FP?

Loryc (aka Robert): Wel it costs you what 1 FP on a failure I think

Loryc (aka Robert): It’s only 1 I think

Melty: Oh whew

Loryc (aka Robert): if the spell cost your FP

Loryc (aka Robert): unless it was a crit fail

Loryc (aka Robert): then it’s the whole amount I think

Melty: Do I got time to try the spell again G?

Melty: ←rolls Most Spells and gets 13 vs. Skill (16 with a modifier of 0)

Melty SUCCEEDS by 3

Loryc (aka Robert): How long does that take to cast?

Loryc (aka Robert): yeah it’s 1 second to cast

Loryc (aka Robert): so I’d assume so

Garrion: yes

Melty: Yeah, 1 second

Loryc (aka Robert): I mean if we had a minute, you’d have well enoguh time

Melty: nodnod

Melty: Yeah, spells are fasssst

Loryc (aka Robert): well most of them.

Melty: ←rolls Most Spells and gets 4 vs. Skill (16 with a modifier of 0)

Melty CRITICALLY SUCCEEDS by 12

Garrion: but also have to consider other activities, not like you fire off 120 spells, lol

Garrion: ok, everyone should be covered now

Melty: Yeah heh

Garrion: “Hold Ture old man” was last line

Melty: I was about to correct you, sometimes I forget Melty has a parallel mind

Melty: Told you I needed that photographic memory

Loryc (aka Robert): Easy for you to say! Youth laughs at death as a stranger. As you grow older you come to know it well—and fear it.

Loryc (aka Robert): (heh yeah, Melty has parallel processing)_

Loryc (aka Robert): (She’s a multi-core fairy appaerntyly)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Quantum computing ftw)

Drovalid: “I have seen young and old break before this court. They all share one thing: a weak and watery eye speaking to a frailty of spirit. Your eyes are like grit and sand, obstinate even in the face of the storm-fraught sea. You cannot break, old wizard.”

Loryc (aka Robert): “Perhaps not, but tell me, Tormentor—what fresh horrors await?”

Drovalid: “Here follows the Trial in the Belly of the Beast. A great terror, gifted to this court by a Duke of Hell, the Beast is a hideous thing, whose stomach is a nest of acid-spewing serpents. It shall swallow us whole, and wash us clean in its acid well.”

Loryc (aka Robert): “Where is the “trial” in this!?”

Drovalid: “Here follows the Trial in the Belly of the Beast. A great terror, gifted to this court by a Duke of Hell, the Beast is a hideous thing, whose stomach is a nest of acid-spewing serpents. It shall swallow us whole, and wash us clean in its acid well.”

Drovalid: “If we are innocent, and speak no lies, then the Beast’s Belly will leave us unscathed.”

Tristan (Stan): Madness!

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Hold fast, my dear friend. Have faith in Asmodeus.”

Melty: (Hell yeah \m/ )

Tristan (Stan): But I do not!

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Well then you better learn to swim.”

Garrion: ’HAANDERTHAN The next trial demands a great sacrifice. Ye, who speaks for the half-breed, the lone traitor on the council who speaks against my august personage. You must brave this trial, and all that follow, alongside the accused.

Garrion: ILSANDRA (Laughing) Gladly! I stand at this tiefling’s side, or at his back, or him at mine, or perhaps I should bolster him up from below or allow him to do the same to me. You shall see how devotedly I attend his pleasure, for he speaks the truth.

Melty: “P-pleasure…~”

Garrion: HAANDERTHAN Then burn with him.

Garrion: Ilsandra joins the companions, and embraces Larazod with a fiery kiss. He surrenders to her pleasures.

Drovalid: (this just some NPC right?)

Garrion: well it was supposed to be mina

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) grins as he embraces Ilsandra and kisses her
  • Melty is whispering softly to herself as she cuddles in Loryc’s clothing

Drovalid: ( or this sef’s char?)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Sex Appeal and gets 14 vs. Skill (19 with a modifier of 0)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 5

Garrion: but since he not here to take the place of the NPC then she remains

  • Loryc (aka Robert) pets the fairy in secret

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (That’s with my +6 for appearance factored in)

Garrion: ILSANDRA Know the gifts of Asmodeus, dear child. You have earned great boons by your devoted service, and I shall pay them all with interest. But soft, what terror approaches? Our pleasures must wait.

Melty: “Mmm…~”

Garrion: a few sighs come from the ladies in the audiance

Tristan (Stan): and one tiny sigh from back stage

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Garrion: at this point a large contraption rolls out on stage…..

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Come, horror, I shall tear my way from your gizzard with the white-hot blade of my truth.”

Tristan (Stan): (thinking “oh fuck, how did we miss this thing in rehearsal”?)

Garrion: a huge and curious sculpture of iron, polished wood, and green glass is wheeled onto the stage from behind the back curtain. The sculpture is that of a vast serpent, it’s mouth large enough for a Medium creature to slip inside, its belly made of transparent but very thick glass. The “Beast’s” tail is raised high and its head kept low so that a person on the stage can climb in easily. The glass belly is half filled with acid—the actors must clamber into the Beast’s maw and slide down into its transparent belly, one per round.

Melty: :3

Loryc (aka Robert): (half filled with acid?)

Tristan (Stan): (this was probably designed for pathfinder… and a lot more hp)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (I hope by “acid” they mean vinegar)

Melty: (heh…)

Tristan (Stan): (or healing potion)

Drovalid: (then what? break out?)

Garrion: you’ll have to find out

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Well, if it’s low enough concentration then it’ll only cause mild discomfort, assuming you can get it washed off in a timely manner)

Garrion: yep, depends on strength of the acid.. mi\ld or strong

Loryc (aka Robert): (whisper to Melty) “Can you do anything about the acid? Maybe neutralize it or dilute it?”

Drovalid: ( so who ever goes down first will be in there the longest?)

Garrion: yep

Tristan (Stan): (after you Zindal!)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Seems like it)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (lol I nominate Urso)

Tristan (Stan): (ok, as long as it’s not mee)

Garrion: Urso is big to fit but can squeeze in

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (He’s got the most HP, he can stay in the longest)

  • Drovalid waits a couple of seconds to see if they got a plan, if not he will go in first.

Garrion: ok, hop in.. you determin but don;t take all night or the audience is going to get bored

Drovalid: ( well do the lines I guess )

Garrion: 1. Drovalid

Melty: (whisper to Loryc) “I’d need to pass it through a loop of some kind to purify it, but I could make some water in there to dilute it…”

Garrion: 2….

Melty: (whisper to Loryc) “You think you could cover up with some illusions…?”

Loryc (aka Robert): (Alright… I’m going to make you invisible.. you should be okay with your flight…)

Drovalid: Lazad your line, hehe

Loryc (aka Robert): (Invisibility on melty)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Heh I said my line already

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Drovalid’s line now

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Spell (SL 21) and gets 12 vs. Skill (21 with a modifier of -6)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 3

Zindal (aka Ladzin): And I guess I’ll go in after Urso

Zindal (aka Ladzin): And then Tristan, and Loryc is using an illusion so he can be last

Loryc (aka Robert): receives -1 fatigue, and now has 7 FP.

Drovalid: “Die though I might, melted to a puddle of liquid flesh in the bowels of the Beast, I cannot think of any greater man to join in death. I am honoured to die at the side of a man so filled with truth.”

Drovalid: and goes into the mouth.

Loryc (aka Robert): “Come and have a bite, Old Beastie. These old bones shall stick in your craw and choke the life from you.”

Tristan (Stan): TYBAIN My holy flesh shall burn all the way down. Aroden’s blessings upon my soul ensure a most unpleasant meal for this Beast.

Garrion: and each of you crawls into the maw as you speak your lines

Loryc (aka Robert): (Basically I’m gonna head towards the mouth and like finding a spot in the entrance where I can’t be seen too well by the audience and gonna activate my hung spell invis on myslef and let my illusiono go out and take my place.

Tristan (Stan): (good business plan really… hire a bunch of actors, offer to split the profits then kill them)

Loryc (aka Robert): (and basically slip behind the machine while invisible)_

Loryc (aka Robert): (I’ll unleash invis melty as well to go in there and hopefully dilute the acid some… well I’ll let her go in first while invisible… since she can fly above it anyway)

Tristan (Stan): (smell like acid in here or what?)

Garrion: ok, so who is second actually in?

Loryc (aka Robert): (but yeah I’ll try to avoid going into that machine if I can… heh. I’ll let an illusion do it while I invisibly, can hopefully help them through the glass.)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Zindal goes next, then Tristan, then “Loryc”

Garrion: ok

  • Melty flutters into the tank and hovers near the top, waiting for Loryc to signal her with his illusion before she starts making water.

Loryc (aka Robert): (figre invis melty first, then Urso, then Zindal, then Tristan, then invis Loryc.)

Garrion: ok, each of you enter…. then

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah, something like that

Loryc (aka Robert): (Well you can just create water in the acid right? I mean it won’t be obvious as people get in I don’t think)

Loryc (aka Robert): (or dies it have to be a giant bucket of water?)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Yeah the level will go up some anyway just from the displacement)

Loryc (aka Robert): (can you just increase the volume as somoene steps in?)

Drovalid: ( there windows or anything for them to see us?)

Melty: (Yeah, it says you can create it inside a container so I assume I can just do it in the thing)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Yeah it’s made of glass)

Loryc (aka Robert): (Yeah there’s windows to see inside)

Loryc (aka Robert): (So Loryc can also do magic to help you as well)_

Loryc (aka Robert): (I’m gonna drop an armro spell on the first non-flying person inside as well to ohpefully help resist it)

Melty: (How big is the container? I gotta know how many gallons I’m gonna make since that’s how you calculate the cost)

Loryc (aka Robert): (At least until melty can create more water)

Garrion: Once all five actors are in the belly, stagehands dressed as lemures lumber out and tug on the sculpture’s head and tail, which wheel about on a set of rollers around the transparent belly so that the tail hangs low and the head rears high. Once this is done, you’ must climb up the beast’s throat and out of its upraised maw before the acid kills them.

Melty: (Also did I get any rest between the healing and when Loryc released me from my pixieball?)

Melty: (Even if it’s just 2 minutes)

Garrion: only a couple seconds of performing lines

Melty: (Aww)

Garrion: maybe 1 minute at most

Loryc (aka Robert): (From my positon behind the machine staring inside from the glass, I’ll cast an armor spell on the first guy through, since they’ll take the brunt of the undiluted acid)

Garrion: The throat is smooth and impossible to climb, save for a series of tiny hooks that hang from the sides—these allow a Climb-5 check to escape (one PC at a time).

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Spell (SL 21) and gets 13 vs. Skill (21 with a modifier of -6)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 2

Loryc (aka Robert): 2 pt armor on Urso I think.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Heh yeah, Urso is first

Loryc (aka Robert): receives -1 fatigue, and now has 6 FP.

Loryc (aka Robert): (Yeah and he has 2 extr apoints of innate armor)

Loryc (aka Robert): (so should lower the acid a little.)

Drovalid: ( first or should I go last and boost everyone u p?)

Tristan (Stan): (good idea)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (You got armor and a ton of HP, boost us up)

Loryc (aka Robert): (let my illusion go last, it can’t get really hurt)

Melty: (What about the volume of the container?)

Loryc (aka Robert): (My illusion will basically tell you to let him try to escape last, in an act of heroism)

Loryc (aka Robert): (but yeah Urso can go second to last, I mean he wouldn’t know he has armor, since it’s invislbe heh)

Garrion: Each round, the acid in the creature’s belly inflicts 1d6 points of acid damage—a DX-2 roll is enough to scramble and avoid acid damage for 1 round.

  • Drovalid grabs whoever is first to go out and pushes them as far as he can reach up, probably around 12-15 feet

Garrion: so Urso… you in for 5 rounds

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Oh nice

Garrion: that is 5 checks

Drovalid: ←rolls DX and gets 14 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of -2)

Drovalid FAILS by 4

Drovalid: ←rolls DX and gets 16 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of -2)

Drovalid FAILS by 6

Loryc (aka Robert): (Illusion Loryc is gonna do some crazy acrobatic stuff support5ing himself on the top of the machien as well… since he’s an illusion it doesn’t actually have to require any real dexterity)

Drovalid: ←rolls DX and gets 6 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of -2)

Drovalid SUCCEEDS by 4

Drovalid: ←rolls DX and gets 14 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of -2)

Drovalid FAILS by 4

Melty: :x C’moonnnn

Loryc (aka Robert): (fortuantely illusions laugh at gravity!)

Drovalid: ←rolls DX and gets 10 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of -2)

Drovalid SUCCEEDS by 0

Garrion: ok 4 failures… 16

Drovalid: 3 fails

Zindal (aka Ladzin): He’s got DR 2 on those thanks to the armor spell

Zindal (aka Ladzin): And yeah only 3 fails

Loryc (aka Robert): (Yeah. heh that should work against corrosion damage)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): He’s got the -2 factored in

Garrion: oh right.. reroll

Garrion: 15

Drovalid: you suck

Garrion: not much difference

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol, well that’s -6 for the armor

Drovalid: so have dr 2 vs these I hear?

Loryc (aka Robert): yeah.

Loryc (aka Robert): thanks to my armor spell

Drovalid: is reduced 9 HP, and now has 17 HP.

Garrion: zindal was next… 4 rounds

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls DX and gets 11 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of -2)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 2

Melty: (I can cast Armor on Zindal if he needs? Also what about the volume of the container?)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls DX and gets 17 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of -2)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) CRITICALLY FAILS by 4

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Shit

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls DX and gets 9 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of -2)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 4

Loryc (aka Robert): (lol you took a header into the acid)

Drovalid: probably should on everyone if you can

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls DX and gets 8 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of -2)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 5

Loryc (aka Robert): (hopefull melty diluterd it by then)

Melty: (Yeah, I’m still waiting for some idea of how many gallons of water I’d need to have any effect)

Drovalid: ( too bad it not poison, I got resist poison)

Garrion: it a little under half full, that why you can clambor up to get away, but each person in it makes the level rise

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah how much acid is in this tank, Melty is trying to cast a spell

Melty: (The cost of the spell is per gallon so I gotta have at least a ballpark estimate)

Loryc (aka Robert): (Also if someone else is getting burned badly, or screaming in pain or something, I’ll drop an armor spell on them.)

Garrion: the ball is large enough to hold 5 people, one urso sized,

Drovalid: ( would think probably at elast 50 gallons?)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol dude, it’s gotta be way more than that

Zindal (aka Ladzin): If it’s holding 5 people and it’s half full

Melty: (Heh, it’s probably pointless for me to try then)

Garrion: so probaly like 150 gallons of acid

Tristan (Stan): (last play i’m ever doing…)

Melty: (It’s 2 FP per gallon of water)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah ouch

Drovalid: ( I could probably just punch us out, or axe us out.. )

Melty: (And I’m already low)

Loryc (aka Robert): lol.

Melty: (So I’ll just armor Tristan and Zindal)

Melty: (They’re the ones that still need it right?)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol yeah, give me some armor for that tumble into the acid

Loryc (aka Robert): Yeah share the armor, I’m gonna be at -9 for future spells since I got all these spells active

Garrion: ok, 1 fail from zindal

Drovalid: (better off just saving it for healing)

Garrion: 4

Garrion: next was tristan

Drovalid: ( cause Urso gonna really hurtig when he comes out )

Garrion: 3 checks

Tristan (Stan): ok, so what’s the total math? climb – 2?

Garrion: to get out, yes

Tristan (Stan): ok

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls Climbing * and gets 5 vs. Skill (13 with a modifier of -2)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 6

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls Climbing * and gets 10 vs. Skill (13 with a modifier of -2)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 1

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls Climbing * and gets 13 vs. Skill (13 with a modifier of -2)

Tristan (Stan) FAILS by 2

Garrion: no DX-2 roll

Tristan (Stan): oh, that’s much worse

Tristan (Stan): actually, it’s better

Garrion: climbing was to actually get out once it is turned

Tristan (Stan): can I keep the roll and just add 1 (dex is 14, climb is 13

Garrion: this is just the prep.. the pre-soak

Tristan (Stan): so same results and I failed the last one by 1

Garrion: ok, 4 damage

Garrion: loryc.. no damage…

Melty: (Heh, yeah… I’m at -1 on armor…)

Garrion: and Ilisandra…

Melty: (But we’re not likely to be in here longer than a minute, right?)

Garrion: 14

Garrion: 5

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Hopefully not)

Tristan (Stan): is reduced 4 HP, and now has 6 HP.

Garrion: no this was just 5 seconds

Tristan (Stan): regains 3 fatigue, and now has 12 FP.

Melty: (Sorry this is taking so long to reason out ^^; Since I’m a little new at magery

Tristan (Stan): regains 6 fatigue, and now has 12 FP.

Tristan (Stan): receives -6 fatigue, and now has 6 FP.

Melty: Armor rolls for Tristan and Zindal, so they can avoid some damage (I woulda done this instead of trying to dilute the water, since Melty would have figured out super fast that it wasn’t going to help)

Tristan (Stan): regains 3 HP, and now has 9 HP.

Melty: ←rolls Most Spells and gets 11 vs. Skill (16 with a modifier of 0)

Melty SUCCEEDS by 5

Garrion: ok, now the beast is tilted and each of you ties to get out.. round 1….

Melty: ←rolls Most Spells and gets 5 vs. Skill (16 with a modifier of -1)

Melty CRITICALLY SUCCEEDS by 10

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol nice, I don’t think either of us took damage then

Melty: That’s 2 DR each

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Oh, it’s only 2 DR, lame

Tristan is disconnected.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): is reduced 2 HP, and now has 9 HP.

Melty: Fuck you ;(

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Haha

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Every little bit helps

Tristan has connected.

Tristan (Stan): regains 2 HP, and now has 11 HP.

Loryc (aka Robert): (Speaking as Illusionary Dentris) “All of you get out first, I shall be fine here! Spider climb was among the first magic I learned as a mere apprentice!”

Melty: I’m down to 9 energy, man

Garrion: ilisandra goes first…. Climbing 7

Loryc (aka Robert): (Illusionary dentris climbsnear the top of the ceiling. )

  • Drovalid gives her a push.

Garrion: she barely escapes.. each of you make another DX-2 roll

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls DX and gets 11 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of -2)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 2

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls DX and gets 10 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of -2)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 2

Drovalid: ←rolls DX and gets 11 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of -2)

Drovalid FAILS by 1

Garrion: 6 for urso

Drovalid: stop rolling so high

Drovalid: you rolled 1 shor to max on 4 rolls

Garrion: round 2…

Garrion: next out, climb -5

Drovalid: is reduced 4 HP, and now has 13 HP.

Loryc (aka Robert): (can’t Urso just toss em out)

Drovalid: how much does my push help?

Loryc (aka Robert): (I mean he’s a giant with a ton of strength)

Tristan (Stan): brb,have to let dog out

Drovalid: can I just grab em and shove them out?

Garrion: it will give them climb-2

Loryc (aka Robert): (Would figure operation Urso-pult would make it fairly easy)

Garrion: but he can’t avoid acid if doing that

Garrion: will have to stand put in it

Garrion: up to you

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) goes after Ilsandra

Drovalid: well I won’t last long that way

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Climbing * and gets 10 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of -5)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) FAILS by 1

Garrion: Zindal fails to get out

Zindal (aka Ladzin): If Urso wants to launch me then that succeeds

Drovalid: but the faster we get out the better, I’ll just launch em out

Garrion: everyone 1 more DX-2 roll

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Well if he’s gonna shove me up then that reduces the penalty to -2 and my check succeeds

Garrion: he can help next time.. he did not commit to helping when said stand in acid

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Heh, okay

Drovalid: ←rolls DX and gets 12 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of -2)

Drovalid FAILS by 2

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls DX and gets 12 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of -2)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 1

Tristan (Stan): back

Drovalid: I think I will be in the negatives on this one

Garrion: Urso… 1

Drovalid: this trial I mean.. Nice

Melty: Ooooh… This is why I saved the major healing…

Garrion: tristan?

Garrion: DX-2

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls DX and gets 5 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of -2)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 7

Tristan (Stan): (motiviated to get out of here)

Garrion: ok next round.. Urso helping now?

Tristan (Stan): (rolling great tonight)

Melty: If you’re close to passing out I can drop a major healing on you for up to 8 HP

Garrion: Zindal Clmb -2

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Climbing * and gets 5 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of -2)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 7

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Whee

Melty: But that’ll be half the energy I have left

Garrion: Urso lifts zindal up giving him a boost…

Garrion: and zindal escapes

Garrion: now a DX-2 from Tristan.. Urso autofails

Garrion: Urso… 5

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Remember to reduce by 2 for your armor spell

Drovalid: is reduced 3 HP, and now has 10 HP.

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls DX and gets 18 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of -2)

Tristan (Stan) CRITICALLY FAILS by 6

Tristan (Stan): ok, what happens if I don’t luck this?

Garrion: tristan slips fully in the bath… double acid!!

Tristan (Stan): luck

Drovalid: last person out might want to hang out at the top and maybe toss a rope down to Urso, just in case.. climb -5 for him won’t be super easy.

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls DX and gets 10 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of -2)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 2

Melty: Ooooh… :x

Garrion: ok, next out.. tristan?

Tristan (Stan): sure

Garrion: Climb-2 if Urso boosting

Drovalid: (unless you guys go uber climbs?)

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls Climbing * and gets 14 vs. Skill (13 with a modifier of -2)

Tristan (Stan) FAILS by 3

Loryc (aka Robert): (Well I can try to levitate you out)

Loryc (aka Robert): (though not sure if the spell will succeed)

Garrion: ok, Tristan slips back in….

Garrion: make your DX-2

Garrion: urso auto-fail

Garrion: 6

Drovalid: actually you better at climbing them me Trist, perhaps you boost me and I"ll get to the top and try to grab you from the top?

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls DX and gets 10 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of -2)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 2

Drovalid: stop that

Drovalid: is reduced 4 HP, and now has 6 HP: at half move.

Tristan (Stan): (I can do that), hopefully my boots will give me some acid resistence

Drovalid: so take that sucess back and boost me?

Drovalid: anyawy I can use more of a str to climb as opposed to dex?

Garrion: tristan avoid the acid

Loryc (aka Robert): can Urso just jump?

Garrion: yes

Loryc (aka Robert): Figure that’s ST based

Garrion: too tight to jump

Drovalid: ( really hate that its not str based all together.. well if it can be str based then I"m fine to boost, got fricking 18 str )

Garrion: but by using ST and not DX and by being so big no way you can avoid gettign cut by the spikes

Drovalid: I’ll take some cuts

  • Drovalid boosts Tristan up, then will climb up forcably next round.

Garrion: ok, tristan… Climb -2

Garrion: and urso takes 2

Drovalid: nice

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls Climbing * and gets 7 vs. Skill (13 with a modifier of -2)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 4

Garrion: and on last round

Loryc (aka Robert): yeah he’s got armor at least.

Drovalid: maybe stay up top and lend me a hand if necessary

Loryc (aka Robert): I don’t think aynone really has the ST to lift Uros

Drovalid: I can resist now since no longer pushing right?

Garrion: yep

Drovalid: ←rolls DX and gets 14 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of -2)

Drovalid FAILS by 4

Garrion: just give me a climb-5

Drovalid: ←rolls ST and gets 13 vs. Skill (18 with a modifier of -5)

Drovalid SUCCEEDS by 0

Garrion: you only roll DX if staying in the stomoache this round

Drovalid: (geez, just barely)

Garrion: Urso muiscles out of the maw, taking 1 cutting damage

Drovalid: so nothing

Loryc (aka Robert): yeah heh. good old armor spell

Garrion: Then the illusory Loryc climbs out of the maw

  • Drovalid slowly makes his way out and finally gets to the top of the mau and yells out a bellowing “ROAR” as he half hops half falls out.

Loryc (aka Robert): I’ll have illusionary Dentris climb out easily, casually brushing off his robe.

Drovalid: ( down 22 hp )

  • Melty follows illusionary Dentris out invisibly.

Garrion: As each of you fall to the floor panting for air the curtains drop.. and the stage hands run out dowsing you all with water

Tristan (Stan): (not sure how much damge I took from the acid)

Drovalid: ( probably would have been around 40 if not for the armor )

Garrion: you hear applause on the other side of the curtain, but the room is spinning fron the naxious fumes in the belly

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (lol, next act sounds even more brutal…)

Loryc (aka Robert): (Yeah, I have no idea how that’s gonna work…)

Drovalid: good place to stop ?

Garrion: each of you roll HT-1 if you were actually in the belly

Tristan (Stan): “I think i’m going to stuff that director in there after I shove a rot grub up his ass”

Melty: ←rolls HT and gets 12 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of -1)

Melty FAILS by 2

Tristan (Stan): ←rolls HT and gets 8 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of -1)

Tristan (Stan) SUCCEEDS by 3

Drovalid: ←rolls HT and gets 11 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of -1)

Drovalid SUCCEEDS by 2

Garrion: if you fail you heave up any stomache contents and feel a bit weak…. 4 FP

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls HT and gets 8 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of -1)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 2

Garrion: yes good place to stop

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Well, my sinuses are clear.”

Garrion: will resume with act v next time

Melty: receives -4 fatigue, and now has 1 FP: at half move.

Drovalid: " going to need some healing"

Melty: “uuaaaooohhh…”

Garrion: well that was fun

Tristan (Stan): i wondering if they really want us to eat something that will re-create the scene from Alien… something ripping from our guts

Drovalid: receives -4 fatigue, and now has 2 FP: at half move.

  • Melty weaves unsteadily through the air…

Garrion: drovalid succeeded at HT roll

Garrion: no FP damage for him

Drovalid: oh, though that was on a fail

Drovalid: regains 4 fatigue, and now has 6 FP: at half move.

Garrion: only melty failed

Drovalid: melty even in ther?

Garrion: yep, she flew in to help

Melty: Yeah

Garrion: was invis though

Melty: “Aight, man… Th-this is gonna be the last one for a while…”

Garrion: well hope you all enjoying the trails so far

Loryc (aka Robert): (hehe yeah these are pretty interesting)

Loryc (aka Robert): (I’m kinda worried about the next one)

Loryc (aka Robert): (that seems burtal)

Tristan (Stan): def. something different.

Loryc (aka Robert): (yeah heh)

Tristan (Stan): ready to kill the producer though…

Tristan (Stan): better be a fat pay day

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah I’m really wondering about the next act…

Garrion: guess you’ll have to see next time

  • Melty casts Major Healing on Urso for 8 HP (3 FP, after discount)… Then she kind of just stops flapping her wings and lets herself plummet the short distance back into Loryc’s pouch.

Garrion: You have about 5 minutes to rest as they prep the stage for the next act

Tristan (Stan): ok, have a good night guys. I had fun

Tristan is disconnected.

Melty: Me too!

Melty: ←rolls VH Spells and gets 8 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of 0)

Melty SUCCEEDS by 7

Melty: “I hope… There’s… There’s an… Intermission… Shit…”

Drovalid: this for my heal? that easily takes care of my SR

Loryc (aka Robert): hehe I’ll take 4 minutes to rest, so that’s 2 ER and 2 FP back anyway.

Loryc (aka Robert): regains 2 fatigue, and now has 8 FP.

  • Melty curls up in Loryc’s pouch, resting for as long as she can.

Loryc (aka Robert): Also gonna let Ursos armor lapse… as well as Melty’s invis… and the perfect illusion of myself.

Loryc (aka Robert): and my invisi

  • Melty is really exhausted…

Loryc (aka Robert): “Have a rest melty, you did good.”

  • Loryc (aka Robert) pats the little fairy… I’ll do create object ot make her al ittle pillow and blanket.

Garrion: luckly noone gone negative yet though

Drovalid: you heal urso or not yet?

Melty: “Nnn… Yeah… I fucked shit up…~”

Drovalid: heh, got about as close as I have the entire time

Drovalid: later all

  • Melty can cast Apportation for free on stuff weighing less than a pound… So she peels off her boots like that and curls up with the blanket.

Melty: Later!

Loryc (aka Robert): (Yeah until next time)

Loryc (aka Robert): (When we’ve got some kinda demon eggs that hatch from us and then try to kill us…)

Loryc (aka Robert): (if they contain facehuggers, I’m totally calling this shit off)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): It’d be kinda hot if it wasn’t actually happening to me…

Drovalid: regains 8 HP, and now has 14 HP.

Drovalid: thanks, missed the 8 pt heal

Garrion: lol, i was really hoping Mina could fill in for Ilisandra

Loryc (aka Robert): yeah.

Melty: Yeah me too.

Loryc (aka Robert): Too bad we don’t have Sef here…

Drovalid: heh, could use another

Loryc (aka Robert): wonder what happened to him.

Melty: Me too. ; ; I miss him

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol yeah, that would have been awesome

  • Drovalid shrug.

Drovalid: he play any of your other games?

Taragnor: Yeah. he’s in one other game.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): He usually shows up for the other one, but I mean if Sef is still working on his character then there’s no telling when he’ll be done

Taragnor: lol yeah.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Even without G putting stipulations on it he takes forever

Taragnor: He’s super slow when it comes to character generation for some reason.

Taragnor: yeah it’s not exactly surprising he’s not done yet.

Drovalid: maybe can join us after the trials

Garrion: oh forgot teh acting rolls for that last round.. wasn’t really much to act through.. other than trying to not get eaten by acid

Taragnor: heh okay.

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Acting and gets 10 vs. Skill (20 with a modifier of 0)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 10

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Acting and gets 11 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 2)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 2

Taragnor: my illusion btw had the same acting skill I did, since I imparted it with my skill

Drovalid: wasn’t acting.. was actually getting hurt by acid

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol yeah

Drovalid: ←rolls Acting and gets 14 vs. Skill (9 with a modifier of 5)

Drovalid SUCCEEDS by 0

Garrion: lol. yeah Drovalid did;t really have much acting that act

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I figure my Sex Appeal rolls are going to be doing most of the acting for me for at least some of the rest

Cedric is disconnected.

Garrion: ok, that popularity scroe keeps climbing

Taragnor: hehe.

Melty: :3

Taragnor: Yeah this production has been pretty badass.

Melty: We shoulda had Melty playing Ilsandra, lol

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Garrion: she a little small for tat role

Melty: :3

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah, also she’s Larazod’s lover apparently :3

Melty: Hell yeah, those 2 things are why it’d be hilarious imo

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I checked the script and sadly we don’t get to do a sex scene

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I’m the audience would enjoy my performance on that one

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I’m sure*

Taragnor: lol.

Garrion: i guess she could be an IMP… disquise a pixie as an IMP

Melty: But don’t worry, cause if one of you dies I totally have a plan to take flight and claim that this is my true form

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Taragnor: ahahaha.

Taragnor: That’d be awesome.

Melty: If you’re still alive you could totally disguise me as an impess or some shit too

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I think infernal Familiar would be a Quasit IIRC

Melty: Ahhh right, I ain’t got all my D&D fiends straight

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Wait no, Quasit is a demon, never mind

Taragnor: nah Imp is a devil

Melty: I can totally dig an erinyes though

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah so it would be the Imp, heh

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Hell yeah so could I

Melty: They’re like super dominatrices right? Since they’re the law ones?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol I think so, they’re basically fallen angels

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Though it says their weapon is a bow

Melty: Bows are super common angel weapons in fiction though

Zindal (aka Ladzin): And they also have a Longsword

Melty: And so are those, so that’d totally fit the theme

Garrion: I’m off to bed guys.. i think i’m gonna keep this session entry on the site pending, that way I can cover the entire play in one big post

Melty: Night G!

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Apparently they can use entangle with rope though

Melty: :3~

Melty: Oh yeah, I forgot about that

Melty: Yeah, they’re totally super dominatrices.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Each erinyes carries a stout rope some 50 feet long that entangles opponents of any size as an animate rope spell (caster level 16th). An erinyes can hurl its rope 30 feet with no range penalty. Typically, an erinyes entangles a foe, lifts it into the air, and drops it from a great height.

Session 10

GURPS on Golarion Garrion