Session 15

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Shadow:

Shadow: picks up a trusty punch.

Shadow: readies a trusty punch.

Tabris has connected.

Garrion: howdy

Tabris: Yo

Tabris: So what’d I miss last week?

Garrion: nothing.. we cancelled

Garrion: brice and you gone and cedric not feeling well

Tabris: Ahh, I see

Szasmir:

Cedric has connected.

Cedric: hey

Garrion: howdy

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yo

Sachi has connected.

Sachi: Hi!

Bruce the lesser: hey

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Osu~

Garrion: how’s everyone doing?

Bruce the lesser: alright I guess

Garrion: i think brice is still out of town so all we missing is taragnor

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Sef not playing?

Taragnor has connected.

Garrion: he is here isn’t he?

Garrion: oh, guess not

Taragnor: who?

Garrion: so we still need him too

Garrion: Sef

Taragnor: I just dropepd him an IM that the server’s up

Taragnor: haven’t got a response yet

Taragnor: but he was on earlier

Taragnor: so probably just stepped away for a bit

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah he tends to do that

Szasmir: picks up a trusty Glaive.

Szasmir: readies a trusty Glaive.

Sefiros has connected.

Taragnor: Szasmir?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah I was wondering about him too, lol

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Vault guardian maybe

Szasmir: picks up a trusty Claw.

Szasmir: readies a trusty Claw.

Melty: Yay Sef!

Garrion: mwahaha…. you will have to find out

Garrion: ok, now that sef is here we can get rolling…

Melty: Guys someone made an anime about me!

Melty: http://black-lois-lane.tumblr.com/post/108692302515/geekremix-blinkyxx-banavalope

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I’m still waiting for the answer to the question I asked you last night :3

Melty: UNDECIDED

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Hahaha

Sefiros: i dotn think you have a male bed partner in mind tho

Taragnor: lol what question was that?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): What Sef said

Garrion: when we left off you were about to start your 10pm course… Melty had just found something and returns just as you are sitting down to the table…..

Melty: Also there’s probably no limit to that anyway cause birth control

Taragnor: Oh heh, yeah I asked her that too. I figured Sachi only liked girls.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Sefiros: you mean Melty?

Melty: Yeah, mostly~

Sefiros: or you mean Sachi-sachi

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Sachi

Sefiros: what map we on btw guys?

  • Melty buzzes Loryc.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): But we can ponder that particular mystery of the universe later, hehe

Garrion: folly #1

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Should be on Aberian’s Folly 1

Taragnor: right now FOlly 1

Melty: “Psst… Hey…”

Loryc (aka Robert): (so lemme see what happened last time? Melty returned back to me from her scouting expedition?)

  • Melty drops invisibly into Loryc’s collar.

Garrion: You all take your seat and as Loryc gets his dinnerware ready he feels a buff ion his pocket from Melty

Melty: (or pocket)

Garrion: buzz in his pocket

Loryc (aka Robert): (hehe well I figure she’d landon my shoulder to wshiper)

Loryc (aka Robert): (or maybe right behind my head or something.)

Garrion: yeah i guess she can do that too

Garrion: it her choice….

Garrion: just trying to set the stage

Loryc (aka Robert): (figure she’s gonna give me a progress update on what happened0

Melty: Hehe~ Being near his head would make it easier to whisper, but is he wearing a robe or something where I can hide in there or something?

Garrion: and for this course the servers bring……

Loryc (aka Robert): (Hmm well we’re in costume)

Melty: Thought I’d snuggle down to be less noticeable.

Loryc (aka Robert): (And my char was a mage so.. I might have a hooded robe)

Loryc (aka Robert): (So maybe you can lay inside the hood, since I wouldn’t have it up right now)

Garrion: This course consists of whole roast baby squid served with honey sauce, minted lamb with fresh vegetables, sauced hatchling alligator, tureens of cod spawn in garlic, and leveret stewed in wine and parsley.

Bruce the lesser: (desert hopefully )

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (This kinda reminds me of the buffet at Caesar’s Palace)

Loryc (aka Robert): (Yeah we better get moving on the plan lol, before we run out fo courses)

Melty: (whispering) “Gimme one of those tiny carrots and I’ll tell ya what I found.”

Garrion: as the food arrives you hear the gluttons at the table ohh and ahh…. but you can tell the rich food and drink is getting to them.

Garrion: Fortunaetly you have had the foresight to take it easy

  • Bruce the lesser continues to just nibble a bit and take it easy.

Melty: (Melty prefers veggies)

Loryc (aka Robert): (whispers) “I’ll put one in my pocket, it’ll be easier to get there.”

Sefiros: leveret stew? aka rabbit?

Melty: (whisper) “You got it, man. We’re on the honor system, okay? It better be there or on my honor I’ll burn your brain from the inside.”

  • Sefiros looks around at the table, and see’s who is within range of her feet incase she wants to “mess” with someone under the table.

Melty: :3

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Garrion: make your normal HT+2 rolls for the food and drink, taking into account that you are taking it easy on the portions

Sefiros: anyone know what button it is, to impersonate

Sefiros: the shortcut

Melty: I always just right click

Sefiros: yeah me too, thought there might be a shortcut tho

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah I just right click

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls HT and gets 11 vs. Skill (13 with a modifier of 2)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 4

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls HT and gets 14 vs. Skill (10 with a modifier of 2)

Loryc (aka Robert) FAILS by 2

Loryc (aka Robert): damn.. I’m gonna luck that

Mina: ←rolls HT and gets 11 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 2)

Mina SUCCEEDS by 2

Loryc (aka Robert): I can’t afford more HT penalties

Loryc (aka Robert): or IQ prenalties rather

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls HT and gets 14 vs. Skill (10 with a modifier of 2)

Loryc (aka Robert) FAILS by 2

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls HT and gets 11 vs. Skill (10 with a modifier of 2)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 1

Garrion: wow, cuttignit close

Loryc (aka Robert): well thankfully I succeeded with the luck benefit

Mina: (whats your actual HT stat Tab?)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): 13

Garrion: and right off the bat, loryc uses up his luck

Mina: (you’re not as squishy as i thought for some reason)

Mina: (oh nm, its prolly for the skills more so than the health )

Mina: (i forgot alot of socials are HT based)

Loryc (aka Robert): well having high HT is kinda decent too in GURPS. So I figure the DF characters got high HT

Loryc (aka Robert): cause it prevents you from going unconscious, dying, etc.

Loryc (aka Robert): at negatives of HP

Melty: “It’s deviously hidden… Behind a number of what I believe you giants call ‘doors.’ Those swinging barriers you erect between rooms in order to inconvenience and annoy me personally.”

Loryc (aka Robert): So a lot of the DF templates had decent HT

Garrion: well he is a swordsman too.. he should ahve some amount of HT

Mina: ddidnt say he wasnt pose to

Loryc (aka Robert): “How many guards?”

Mina: for some reason i just thought he was squishier

Loryc (aka Robert): (that was whispered to melty)

Cedric is disconnected.

Cedric is disconnected.

Loryc (aka Robert): Well I’m not sure what his HP is. don’t think taht’s that great.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Well I only have 12 HP, compared to Urso’s 30 something

Loryc (aka Robert): I mean he’d get wrecked if he got hit by Uros or Mina

Loryc (aka Robert): He just wouldn’t bleed out instantly.

Mina: (yall are over analyzing my remark)

Melty: "I didn’t see any, but I didn’t mess with the portal mechanism that much. Didn’t wanna get sucked in, y’know?

Loryc (aka Robert): He’d still get fucked up the by the Iajutsu strike.

Garrion: ((lol. let’s leave mina alone))

Melty: (I don’t remember entirely what I saw up there, remember you guys have to remind me~)

Melty: (I do remember it was boring rooms until I found the secret)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (I remember you saw some chicks making out)

Garrion: lol. sop much for photo mem

Melty: (oooo yeah)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Wait no, it was a guy and a girl)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (I think)

Loryc (aka Robert): “Great. then we’ve got a clear run at it, let the others know. We’ll go one at a time so it looks less suspicious… I want you to lead them to where they have to go. If they need to I’ll make them inviisble.”

Melty: (You’re required to remind me! I paid CP so you guys have to remind me when I forget stuff)

Melty: ; ;

Loryc (aka Robert): (hehe, yeah Sachi has ya there :P)

Loryc (aka Robert): (Can’t say she forgot IC.)

Cedric has connected.

Garrion: it was upstairs ayou found a stairway leading up to an attic… there was a secret door and inside it was…..

Loryc (aka Robert): “Is there a clear line to the door leading that way, or will I need to make people invisible one by one?”

Garrion: The only feature of this bare room is what appears to be a pair of double doors made of flat gray metal in the northern wall. The surface of the doors seems moist and reflections in the doors look more like vague shadows and smears of light.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (I remember you eventually got to a lock you couldn’t pick, or something)

Garrion: As you stare at the miror, you note that the “reflections” seem to writhe and move of their own accord.

Melty: “I saw a few people movin’ about… I passed a really cute couple on the stairs on the way up… mhmhmhm…~”

Melty: “Oh, uh, but as for the attic, I didn’t see or hear anyone up there.”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Hehe

Garrion: Loryc, you ahve ventriloquism in one of those wildcards?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Think that’s covered under Fake! ?)

Garrion: so you can talk to melty without looking obvious

Loryc (aka Robert): Fake probably.

Garrion: ok, roll it

Loryc (aka Robert): k

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Fake! and gets 14 vs. Skill (18 with a modifier of -2)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 2

Garrion: Loryc chews food and talks to melty under his breath without anyone at the table knowing the difference

Mina: (i should just take some wildcards or something, seems alot easier to manage than statting out 500 diff misc fluff skills)

Loryc (aka Robert): well wildcards are expesnive.

Mina: (I’ll have to read the stuff on those more later)

Loryc (aka Robert): They work well for Loryc becuase I got a massive IQ

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (yeah, really expensive)

Loryc (aka Robert): If you don’t got a good base stat they suck

Mina: (well i got like 90pts spent on skills already, so im already expensive)

Mina: (ah, yeah might not be good for me then)

Melty: (Yeah I only took 2 on Melty)

Mina: (my skills i mostly plucked off the courtesan/courtier templates i found in banestorm/gurps fantasy)

Loryc (aka Robert): like buying a wildcard at stat-1 I think is like 12 points.

Mina: (anyway enough, dont wanna sidetrek the game blathering)

  • Mina eats her meal politely, as she glances down to Loryc and Zindal’s direction occasionally.

Loryc (aka Robert): (so wha’ts melty saying back to me?)

Garrion: ok, so the course serving winds down and people huff a but with weary looks as they puck back from the table…

Mina: ←rolls Cooking and gets 13 vs. Skill (10 with a modifier of 0)

Mina FAILS by 3

Melty: Well, I did respond…

  • Mina tries to figure out the recipe for some of the dishes, but seems lost.

Garrion: mouths are running and the nobles are actiong very strange

Garrion: push

Garrion: back

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) observes the nobles and other gathered personages, glancing at Loryc occasionally as if waiting for some sort of cue

Loryc (aka Robert): “Okay, I’ll invisible them one by one.”

Melty: nobles.push_back(strange);

Loryc (aka Robert): lol Sachi.

Garrion: anyone with any sense who is not also in the stupor can tell that almost the entire party is inevbrated and all inhibitions are out the window

Loryc (aka Robert): technically it’d probaly be like nobles.get(i).push_back(strange);

  • Mina looks a bit confused, as she raises a curious eyebrow at the behavior of the other guests.

Loryc (aka Robert): With a for loop before that.

Melty: :3 Hehe yeah.

Loryc (aka Robert): (whispers to Melty) “Alright, now’s our chance.”

Melty: “Let’s do this…~”

Garrion: they meander off to the various rooms to do what they do

Loryc (aka Robert): (Alright gonna basically get the group out in the hall 1 by 1 and get them up to the unguarded attic room melty found. Gonna invis em

Loryc (aka Robert): And I’ll be the last one to go also invisible.

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) starts glancing around to look for someone to take advantage of… though apparently gets sidetracked by Loryc
  • Bruce the lesser nods to the plan.

Garrion: can he get it up again after the ride that Mina just gave him

Loryc (aka Robert): (as soon as I see em get through the door, I’ll stop maintaining the invisibility basically)

Loryc (aka Robert): (then cast it on the next, obvbiously in a positon that’s out of sight)

Garrion: ok, moving everyone to floor two

Loryc (aka Robert): (Then proceed invisible myself)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Loryc (aka Robert): Lemme calc the faigue cost fo this stuff… should be like… 2 points per person.

Loryc (aka Robert): And I’ve got 4 of you to move so 8 fatigue.

Garrion: there are other guests meandering about up here too… you are not alone

Loryc (aka Robert): I’ll maintain meltys invis btw.

Loryc (aka Robert): (well I’ll find a rather secluded area to drop invis on em,, when nobody is looking, assuming tehy’re not being followed around.

Garrion: so if you cast out in the open then a person suddenly disappearing would cause alarm

Loryc (aka Robert): lol well I’m not gonna do that. that’s why I’ll have Melty tell em to leave the room and I’ll get em in the hall or something

Loryc (aka Robert): Or I’ll be waiting in the bathroom invisible and get em there if it’s truly super crowded

Garrion: ok, easy enough to slip it in.. just letting you know there are othersd around

Loryc (aka Robert): like I said I’m not sure the exact situation.

Melty: Yeah hehe. We’ll disappear in a less conspicuous place…

Loryc (aka Robert): Yeah, totally gonna slip it in. If it’s a dangerous propositon to slip it in.. I’ll ujust do it in the bathroom. Or an empty orgy room or something

Garrion: now.. you going to open the door invis and close behind you each time?

Loryc (aka Robert): Actually…

Urso: (there a bathroom or latine o rsomething.. figure with all the eating and drinking.. gonna be some pissing )

Loryc (aka Robert): I’ll put up an illusion of the door being closed there. that they can walk through.

Loryc (aka Robert): So bsaically it’ll always look closed from this side

Loryc (aka Robert): and they can open it safely.

Loryc (aka Robert): Imagine a fake identical door superimposed on the orignal one that doens’t move.

Loryc (aka Robert): So at most they may hear the door if it’s noisy or feel a draft, but there’s nothing to see.

Garrion: ok, will have more spells to maintain.. make those adjusted casting checks

Loryc (aka Robert): yep.

Loryc (aka Robert): I’ll just use a complex illsuion for that so I can cast it for free.

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Spell (SL 21) and gets 6 vs. Skill (21 with a modifier of -2)

Loryc (aka Robert) CRITICALLY SUCCEEDS by 13

Loryc (aka Robert): Basically gonna only have one invisibility spell up at a time so to speak…

Loryc (aka Robert): Other than meltys

Loryc (aka Robert): meltys will be always on.

Garrion: ok, so dropping each one before you start the next

Melty: yay~

Loryc (aka Robert): yeah.

Loryc (aka Robert): so fewer penalties

Loryc (aka Robert): so that leaves 3 spells on, darkvision, invis (melty), illusion

Loryc (aka Robert): and each invis after that will be a separate thing

Loryc (aka Robert): okay… gonna do the four castings.

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Spell (SL 21) and gets 15 vs. Skill (21 with a modifier of -5)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 1

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Spell (SL 21) and gets 8 vs. Skill (21 with a modifier of -5)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 8

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Spell (SL 21) and gets 13 vs. Skill (21 with a modifier of -5)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 3

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Spell (SL 21) and gets 16 vs. Skill (21 with a modifier of -5)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 0

Mina: (im confused as to what “strangeness” the guests were actually doing)

Loryc (aka Robert): that’s the four invisibilities.

Garrion: close but nice job….

Melty: (sex?)

Urso: (heh, best to start with Urso )

Loryc (aka Robert): regains 6 fatigue, and now has 10 FP.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (I’m guessing some combination of sex, puking, and more eating)

Loryc (aka Robert): receives -5 fatigue, and now has 5 FP.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (With maybe some drunken stumbling)

Garrion: regains?

Loryc (aka Robert): 5 FP from me and 3 from ER.

Mina: (for some reason i thought after consuming the last course they all started acting like they had alzheimers or something, or you mean they just went back into orgy mode?)

Loryc (aka Robert): so that’s the 8 for the four invises.

Garrion: ok

Loryc (aka Robert): And then I’ll gather them in there.

Garrion: they are acting drunk and high

Garrion: no inhibitions, acting silly, etc

Loryc (aka Robert): (Alright so all of us are in the back room now?)

Loryc (aka Robert): “Okay, Melty you take the lead and search forf guards, I’ll be behind you checking for traps… unforutnately for us we don’t fly…”

Loryc (aka Robert): I’ll cehck thye floors for traps and such btw.

Garrion: ok i guess tristan stays guard in the attic as you do your thing.. since he not here

Urso: " I will watch our backs"

Garrion: do you need room descriptions again?

Melty: “You got it, man! Oh yeah, when we get to the room you might not wanna look too hard at the portal thingy. It may or may not send you to hell.”

Loryc (aka Robert): Yeah that might help actually.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah, where are we exactly

Melty: Yeah heh

Loryc (aka Robert): I assume Mlety is just leading us there, but I’ll be checking for traps once we’re into the “secure zone” so to speak.

Loryc (aka Robert): I make a traps roll for that?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Hm… I’m a bit disappointed to have to leave the party, but at least we’re finally getting down to business.”

  • Melty scouts ahead to see if anyone came in while they were gone.

Garrion: The walls of this long room are devoted to paintings and portraits of Aberian’s great love—the theater. Pictured here are scenes from two dozen different plays— one even shows the scene from The Six Trials of Larazod in which Larazod is consumed by the beast. The paintings are colorful but not particularly well crafted—Aberian’s taste in art is somewhat undiscriminating. The stairs lead up

Garrion: there are also a few doors here, not checked

Loryc (aka Robert): (we’ll ignore those for now.)

Garrion: ok, heading up… give me whatever checks you need while proceeding

Loryc (aka Robert): Traps roll to search for traps?

Garrion: yep, but PER based traps not IQ

Mina: “We already got down to business.” she quips to Zindal’s remark.

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) grins… “Indeed…”

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Traps (TL4) and gets 6 vs. Skill (19 with a modifier of -4)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 9

Garrion: so just adjust it by the difference

Loryc (aka Robert): Well if there’s any traps I found em.

Mina: “You’d just be wasting your time, bothering with any of the other ladies here.”

Garrion: you head up, past the warning rope

Melty: Are we on map 2?

  • Urso walks with his shield strapped to his arm and his axe out.

Loryc (aka Robert): there’s a warning rope?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Nah we’re south on Map 1

Garrion: oh i guess i ommited that…..

Garrion: a velvet rope with a sign in Common that says “Do Not Enter” hangs over the bottom of the stairs.

Loryc (aka Robert): oh okay.

Mina: “Oooh.”

Melty: A Per check sent to GM.

HIDDEN ROLL

←rolls Per and gets 13 vs. Skill (13 with a modifier of 0)

Melty SUCCEEDS by 0

Loryc (aka Robert): Not like a trap rope Just a roped off section

Garrion: ok, moving everyone to folly #2

Mina: “No one ever wants their bottom area entered, do they?”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Those girls we met at the time were nice.”

Melty: “This is the top area, though.”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Someone cast Light

  • Mina points to the sign at the “bottom” of the stairs.

Garrion: it is dark up here.. no light

Melty: “I wonder if I could pull a guy’s brain out through his nose… Heh heh heh.”

Mina: “A bit thick for a lecherous fairy.”

Loryc (aka Robert): “The sign says no, but the treasure filled vault is saying yes.”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “I’m certain there’s at least one euphemism in that somewhere.”

Loryc (aka Robert): (Melty has darkvision, but I’ll drop a light spell as well, I can do it for free assuming she gives the go ahead)

  • Mina cracks a smile at Loryc’s joke.

Mina: “Nice one, wizard.”

Mina: “What you lack in looks, you make up for with humor I suppose.”

  • Melty checks ahead in case anyone came in…

Garrion: a wizard-light glow fills the attic room

Melty: Do I need another Per roll or was that one I made enough?

Garrion: and you can see…..

Mina: “I guess when you take off your clothes, and I laugh, its with you, not at you, ok my friend?”

Garrion: what was it for, just awareness?

Melty: To scout ahead and see if there were any guards or anyone else that came in while I was gone, hehe

Garrion: ok, that was enough… you see nothing different

Loryc (aka Robert): “You’re just frustrated I’m such a mystery.”

Loryc (aka Robert): I can’t see anything

Mina: “No, actually, it’s more that I’m not in regards to some of your companions.”

Urso: (why the map dark?)

Garrion: who has the light?

Mina: “Next time, try to keep my own personal business, personal.”

Loryc (aka Robert): I’ll put it on myself for now.

Urso: ( can toss one of Urso as well If you want, his shield )

Garrion: it shouldn’t be, you should see your tokens and the room

Mina: (yeah blank to me too, even when i /goto.)

Loryc (aka Robert): “I thought I left a lot up to the imagination.”

Melty: I was on the wrong map

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I can see

Melty: Now I see all

Urso: ( still on folly 1 ?)

Mina: (ok yeah wrong map, doh)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): No, on Folly 2

Loryc (aka Robert): oh wait now I see

Loryc (aka Robert): “Alright where’s this mirror?”

Mina: (having trouble concentrating tonight, think I caught Sachis ADHD)

Urso: picks up a trusty Great Helm.

Urso: readies a trusty Great Helm.

Garrion: Dusty and vast, this attic is cluttered with crates, old furniture, and miscellaneous items

Melty: ; ;

Garrion: The clutter is tremendous and shadows are cast everywhere

Loryc (aka Robert): (I’ll follow Melt’ys lead)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (It’s like that warehouse from Raiders of the Lost Ark)

  • Cedric takes a look behind them every minute or so, to make sure they are alone as we go.

Loryc (aka Robert): (Basically going to where she found the mirorr, let her scout it out first then follow bringing everyone else with me)

Garrion: there is something unsettling about it… or maybe it is just your nerves and the effects of the food and drink.

  • Urso takes a look behind them every minute or so, to make sure they are alone as we go.

Garrion: Tristan falls back… “I’ll stay here and keep an eye out for any who may come. Can you give me darkvision?”

Loryc (aka Robert): Well it is a manor enchanted by a pit fiend with a protal leading to the plane of shadows.

Loryc (aka Robert): (Actualyl I mean I’d just leave Tristan out in the main room, no real point having him here in the dark, so he can stay outside if he’s not gonna help with the actual fights inside the vault)

Loryc (aka Robert): (Not really worth burning a bunch of spells on him if he’s not gonna help)

Loryc (aka Robert): (plus I’d need 5 invis spelsl to get him in there too,, and I only paid for 4. Don’t really wanna bring him in if we can’t use him. Not worth the mana)

Garrion: ok, will leave him downstairs then.. just wanted him to be near for when he is back next session.. more plausible

Loryc (aka Robert): (i’ll leave him outside as a cover guy)

Garrion: to have him go through and join you from here than downstairs

Loryc (aka Robert): (I mean normally i’d use him if he was here, but if we can’t use him in the fight inside the vault… no real point)

Loryc (aka Robert): (so he’ll be assumed to be readying a distraction to help us escape assuming we gotta come out running)

Melty: (I could lend you some energy?

Loryc (aka Robert): (you’re gonna need some energy for the fight inside the vault)

Melty: (This is true)

Loryc (aka Robert): (you’re our only ranged attacker)

Garrion: or you can cast light on him and he can wait in the secret room

Melty: (oooo yeah)

Loryc (aka Robert): (So I don’t want to waste any of yours either)

Garrion: that actually probably better

Garrion: then not blazing in the main attic and the spell is free for you

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Yeah, cast Light and have him hide in a crate, and then when he hears footsteps he bursts out of it and blinds them)

Loryc (aka Robert): Yeah. well I mean I still gotta maintain it. So it’s still a -1 penalty, evne though it’s free to mainatain.

Loryc (aka Robert): So I figure I’ll just leave him downstairs. Also don’t wanna pay for the invis to get him inside this area

Garrion: anyway… Melty takes you across the room and to a door with a very good looking locking mechanism

Loryc (aka Robert): Since that’s another 2 points.

Loryc (aka Robert): This the lock she couldn’t get past?

Loryc (aka Robert): Well wait there’s the mirror right?

Melty: I think I got to the mirror and resisted the urge to open it

Loryc (aka Robert): Yeah we’re just gonna follow Melty to the mirror.

Garrion: she did get the lock.. just took a few tries

Garrion: hopefully left open?

Loryc (aka Robert): yeah I’d hope so.

Urso: (can see my mini anymore?)

Loryc (aka Robert): I doubt she’d relock it

Garrion: unless hiding any sign of passing or tampering

Garrion: that her call though

Garrion: leave open or close?

Loryc (aka Robert): “Hmmm.. it must be these accursed square spaces that are making me feel uneasy… I much prefer hexes… this architecture feels unnatural and out of place.” (not really saying that)

Melty: Yeah, I didn’t like lock it back up

Garrion: lol

Garrion: ok you pass through the already opened door

Loryc (aka Robert): whgy is meltys energy reserve at 7/16?

Loryc (aka Robert): what’s wshe even been casting?

Garrion: Melty heads to a corner in the room with a plain wall.

Urso: " you check whole area out already?"

Garrion: The contents of this room are similar to those of the main attic, but much dustier.

Melty: I cast a balls ton of spells while I was trying to open the lock and stuff

Loryc (aka Robert): oh…

Melty: Was I able to rest any during the meal? Or riding on Loryc?

Loryc (aka Robert): Yeah, I figured during the meal you’d get some FP.

Loryc (aka Robert): since you were just sitting on my shoulder.

Melty: Remember I get FP every 2 minutes I rest

Garrion: about 30 minutes has passed.. that was the time spent eating

Melty: Ooo, so I’m like maxed out again

Melty: regains 4 fatigue, and now has 11 FP.

Garrion: ok, melty activates the door recalling the method of opening

Garrion: the wall panel slides aside revealing an entrance…..

Melty: “This door was the worst…”

Garrion: you close it behind you i assume?

Melty: “Why do you humans put these barriers in between all your rooms?”

Loryc (aka Robert): “To keep thieves like us out.”

Loryc (aka Robert): (And yeah I’ll close it)

Loryc (aka Robert): (Though not locking anything)

Loryc (aka Robert): (if there’s anything that autolocks I’ll use an illusion instead)

Garrion: now tristan speaks up and says he will stay guard here in case anyone comes.

Melty: “But I opened two other doors in here and all they had was junk! Well, other than this is the room with the vault.”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “That and we tend to value our privacy.”

Melty: “This one was just harder to find.”

Garrion: you wouldn’t know till it closed.. but you do see a plain lever on the wall in here.. not hidden on this side like the other

  • Melty seems to have a slightly skewed understanding of the concept of a “secret door”…

Loryc (aka Robert): (Hmm alright I guess I’ll let it shut if I don’t think it’ll lock, I mean I figure my knowledge of traps and such would give me some idea of an autolockinbg door)

Mina: “One man’s junk is another man’s…..nevermind. That didn’t come out sounding appropriate.”

Loryc (aka Robert): (Since that covers mechanisms)

Loryc (aka Robert): (etiher that or my knowledge of lockjpicking)

Garrion: you figure the door will close tight, until you pull the lever to reopen it

Loryc (aka Robert): Hmm okay.

Loryc (aka Robert): I guess I’ll shut it assuming I don’t see any alarm bells or anything, I mean I’m gonan check ti a little bit before doing it

Garrion: ok, anyway.. in this room you see the description i gave Melty before

Loryc (aka Robert): So I have some sense that it isn’t some kind of alarm system.

Garrion: ok, give me another PER-raps roll

Garrion: if you actively looking for something like that

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Traps (TL4) and gets 9 vs. Skill (19 with a modifier of -4)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 6

Taragnor: Yeah I defintieyl want to examine the mechanism.

Garrion: the lever seems to be just a release mechanism

Melty: “Man, I hope whatever’s in here is really big. Do we got like 10 minutes for me to do some prep work?”

Garrion: who all has traps?

Melty: I do~

Urso: nope

Garrion: ok, those people give me a passive PER check

Melty: ←rolls Traps/TL4 and gets 11 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of -2)

Melty SUCCEEDS by 1

Melty: Oops

Melty: A Per check sent to GM.

HIDDEN ROLL

←rolls Per and gets 10 vs. Skill (13 with a modifier of 0)

Melty SUCCEEDS by 3

Loryc (aka Robert): A Per check sent to GM.

HIDDEN ROLL

←rolls Per and gets 11 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of 0)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 4

Urso: the non trap folks?

Mina: traps?

Garrion: no rolls for you

Mina: i dont even know what you mean exactly

Mina: some advantage or skills?

Melty: (Yeah G, on my sheet I have all my skills as stat+/-n, so you can just see the modifier there)

Melty: (I love how you can do that with this framework thingy)

Garrion: if you have training in the traps skill give me a plain passive PER roll,,, to see if you happen to ni=otice anything

Mina: (what is “Traps”?)

Taragnor: It’s a skill

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Traps skill

Taragnor: called traps

Mina: (A skill, what, ok)

Mina: (roger)

Garrion: if not then no need for a roll

Mina: (yeah dont have that one, i prolly should have, i thougth i gave her rudimentary ranks in most of the “burglary” skills)

Garrion: anyway… you all see the mirror-like door

Taragnor: “Alright… well this is where you guys get to go into action doing your thing… get in there, and pack up as much treasure as you can carry.”

Loryc (aka Robert): “Alright… well this is where you guys get to go into action doing your thing… get in there, and pack up as much treasure as you can carry.”

Loryc (aka Robert): “There may also be some kind of demon guardians in there too, so take care of them.”

Garrion: ((lol. i like how he letting them do all the work))

Loryc (aka Robert): “I’ll be downstairs covering for you, and trying to steal a little from the bottom treasure vault too.”

Loryc (aka Robert): (Well I can’t fight for crap, I’m an infiltration specailist not a warrior)

  • Urso nods, his big burlap sack and backpack are pretty empty.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “I’ll be happy to as soon as you figure out how it opens.”

Garrion: ((you serious? you leaving them up here?))

Loryc (aka Robert): “oh that part I already know…”

Garrion: ((Never slit up the party!))

Loryc (aka Robert): “Lord of Darkness guide me.”

Mina: “So much for fearless leader.”

Loryc (aka Robert): “Trust me, fearless leaders are overrated.”

Garrion: as you say the words nothing happens

Loryc (aka Robert): “Besides, you’ll want someone covering your retreat. My magic is no good agaisnt demons.”

Loryc (aka Robert): “Hmm… that should have worked…”

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) smirks

Garrion: the mirror shimmers and wisps float about in it

Urso: " so how get in?"

Loryc (aka Robert): “You may have to walk through the mirror now…”

Melty: “Try walking up to it and touching it.”

Melty: “Someone else.”

Loryc (aka Robert): “See if you can get through it Zindal or Uros… well say the command word first.. then try to see if you can put your arm tyhrough it.”

Urso: " what word?"

Loryc (aka Robert): “Lord of Darkness guide me.”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Oh? Where did all that confidence of yours go to, Loryc?”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “If you’re so confident it should work, why don’t you try to go through it?”

Loryc (aka Robert): “Because that’s not the plan.”

Loryc (aka Robert): “You didn’t think you’d get by this whole time without drawing your sword?”

  • Loryc (aka Robert) smiles.
  • Urso intones the words and then walks in, shield held before him. " Lord of Darkness guide me"

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Of course not… But I don’t draw my sword against doors.”

Garrion: ((ok, ooc…. if you do seperate you will probably be sitting out for a while while they do their treasure grabbing))

Loryc (aka Robert): (Yeah that’s fine, I can’t do much in terms of fighting anyway)

Urso: (should all go if you here )

Loryc (aka Robert): (I mean not much I can do with illusion spells to trick a demon, plus I was gonna try to hit the first floor treasury, also gonna make a proxy of mina to distract em downstairs)

Garrion: ((well you can still be a target… lol keep the baddies occupied))

Loryc (aka Robert): (lol yeah, that’s exactly why I’m not going G) :P

Loryc (aka Robert): 10 HP and garbage defenses

Zindal (aka Ladzin): So what happens to Urso

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Does he disintegrate in a flash of hellfire?

Urso: (just stay invis and feed us healing potions of need be )

Garrion: oh sorry missed it in the chat

Garrion: one \sec

  • Urso intones the words and then walks in, shield held before him. " Lord of Darkness guide me"

Loryc (aka Robert): I mean I kinda had to pay quite a bit for my non-combat stuff.

Garrion: As Urso steps forwardthe mirror parts like it were water and folds around him

Loryc (aka Robert): So as a combatant I’m a giant target.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Hm… Interesting effect.”

Loryc (aka Robert): “See there we go.”

Loryc (aka Robert): “Told you I knew the command word.”

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) shrugs and draws his sword

Garrion: You do not see him on the other side…..

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Guess it’s time to get to looting then.”

Urso: ( I did have light on my shield or no?)

Loryc (aka Robert): “Use the same command word I assume to get back… if that doesn’t work, try the mirror image of the command words.”

Melty: “I just hope it’s not one of those ones that sends your clothes somewhere else if you aren’t holding a wild rose or something. Those are bullshit.”

Garrion: yes, for as long as the spell lasts since he not going to maintain it

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) steps towards the mirror door while speaking the command words, “Lord of darkness guide me.”

Loryc (aka Robert): well Mlety I assume can give you light.

Garrion: Zindal passes though just as Urso did

Melty: (Yeah I can)

Loryc (aka Robert): If I can’t maintain it through the mirror

Melty: (For free too)

Loryc (aka Robert): not sure if ther’s actually any distance cap on how far I can maintain something

Garrion: no, you feel the connection cut off

Loryc (aka Robert): actually may want to get Melty to maintain it for you then.

Urso: ( probably moved to different plane or something?)

Garrion: there is no distance per se.. but this is another plane… so i’m setting the limit there

Loryc (aka Robert): o.

Loryc (aka Robert): ok.

  • Melty watches a couple more people go in, then gets a cocky half-grin on her face and flutters inside speaking the command words.

Loryc (aka Robert): “Good luck.”

  • Mina shrugs and follows suit.

Garrion: ok, everyone passes through…..

Melty: “Thanks.~”

Mina: “Good luck on your end as well.”

Melty: “Lord of Darkness guide me…”

  • Melty flies through.

Melty: “…Motherfucker.”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

  • Loryc (aka Robert) shakes his head and smiles as the tiny fairy.

Loryc (aka Robert): *at

Loryc (aka Robert): (Alright I was gonna rest up there for liek 4 minutes and regain some FP before heading down and going to phase 2 of theplan)

Loryc (aka Robert): (I’ll remove all my maintained spells)

Mina: “What’d be so bad about losing your clothes anyways.” she replies to Melty’s earlier remark, after seemingly analyzing it for a bit

Loryc (aka Robert): except for illsuion on the door

Loryc (aka Robert): and invis on me

Mina: “Unless you were hideous.”

Garrion: as each of you do in turn you feel as if your body and mind are seperating a bit.. you flash forward a but and then stop suddenly as your body catches up… you feel very disoriented and confused… everything is blackness around you, Urso, your light dims next to nothing as this happens… you feel as if you are “riding” something.. a dark path.. then suddenly you arrive in a room

Loryc (aka Robert): Al;so I’ll cast darkvisioninstad of light on myself

Mina: “Whoa, what in the seven hells.”

Loryc (aka Robert): ←rolls Spell (SL 21) and gets 11 vs. Skill (21 with a modifier of -3)

Loryc (aka Robert) SUCCEEDS by 7

Urso: (went thru a stargate I guess )

Loryc (aka Robert): receives -1 fatigue, and now has 4 FP.

Mina: (yeah lol thats what i envisioned, the movie)

Melty: “Well like, if your clothes are armor, and they usually take your other possessions too, and some of my shit is… Whoa!”

Garrion: Yep, pretty much, except without the lights flashing

Mina: “Well it seems loosing your clothes wouldn’t matter.”

Garrion: A long corridor extends from a pair of dull metal doors. The walls, floor, and ceiling of this hall are paneled in gray wood, including several empty alcoves along each wall. No source for the dim illumination is apparent. Shadows seem to dance at the corner of the eye in the alcoves, and a soft, barely audible whispering floats in the air of this strange place. What appears to be a slumpedover corpse dressed in tattered robes lies heaped on the floor between the closest alcoves.

Garrion: transferring to map…..

Melty: “Aw, that sucks, man.”

Mina: “Though I suppose in your case, finding something that fits, could be a problem.”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Well that was interesting…”

Garrion: Asmodean Knot

Mina: lol

Mina: thats eerily psychic considering i was about to mention shibari rope clothing to melty

Mina: Asmodean Knot sounds liek something kinky

Loryc (aka Robert): (Also FYI I will be doing stuff while they’re in here after I get some FP back)

Loryc (aka Robert): (gonna be trying to break into the bottom, so don’t think I’ll be doing totally nothing heh)

Garrion: ok

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) glances around while trying to get his bearings

Garrion: ok, do you know where to even lok though?

Loryc (aka Robert): (It’s on the first floor)

Loryc (aka Robert): (So that’s where I’ll look)

Garrion: haha, yeah

Loryc (aka Robert): (preferably with a full load of FP)

Garrion: ok, you wait here with Trastan for a bit… we will handle your search in a bit

Melty: “Yeah, well, you’ll change your mind once you teleport into an evil wizard’s lair and you’re naked and all your gear is with his drinking budy Vish’zar, Third Duke of the Howling Madness.”

Loryc (aka Robert): (okay, figure Tristan can back me up if things go bad sicne he’s not going inot the portal)

Loryc (aka Robert): (aslo was gonna cehck on the others after my theft is done too.)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): So can we see at all?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Because the map is dark

  • Urso looks around in the lower light.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Wait, never mind, I was on the wrong map

Urso: (its there, just off to the right )

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Used to it transferring me automatically

Mina: “Trust me, it could be worse.”

Urso: " someone scout, or we just go as group?"

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Probably best to stay together in this place… We don’t know what we’ll encounter.”

Garrion: ok, melty placing a light on each of you or just urso?

Melty: “It’s gonna suck to put a light on everyone…”

Urso: ( just urso and maybe one other?)

Mina: “Yes, the mighty Lazarod, shall defend us.”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): We entered from the north?

Melty: (I’ll just do Urso for now and Mina, if she wants it. I could do Continual Light and that lasts a ton longer without having to maintain it, but it’s a lot costlier)

Garrion: melty has DV

Melty: “Here, I’ll light you up, big sis… U-um, Miss Mina.”

Urso: ( its stronger or the same?)

Mina: umm lemme see, i have something

Mina: nightvision 3, whatever that does

Melty: (I think it’s weaker unless I pay more but I’m checking, also I think my DV is from Loryc’s spell so I don’t think I have it anymore)

Garrion: it removes 3 penalty to darkness

Loryc (aka Robert): night vision just cancels darkness penalties kinda.

Loryc (aka Robert): Actualyl I could have lent you the spell

Loryc (aka Robert): before you entered

Loryc (aka Robert): so you could maintain it yourself

Loryc (aka Robert): Since you were last to go in

Loryc (aka Robert): I’d know the spells wouldn’t maintain through that. so I could have handed it off with my lend spell

Melty: (Oh actually)

Garrion: so you have DV or just NV?

Loryc (aka Robert): I’dd o that so you coudl keep DV

Loryc (aka Robert): though keep in mind it’ll give you -1 penalty on your other spells

Loryc (aka Robert): Since you’re now maitntaining it

Melty: (Light is like a candle flame; Continual light is like the moon for 1 energy and like a torch for 3, at my skill)

Melty: (Continual Light also lasts 2d days and doesn’t count as a spell “on” )

Garrion: ok, now we not done alot with darkness and lighting… lights in GURPS are not like D&D….

Melty: (The moon sounds better than a candle but I gotta look at the book for that)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Moonlight is less concentrated, I’m guessing

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Might be more light but less intense

Mina: (mina has nightvision 3 innately or whatever from her dhampir)

Garrion: even with a light it is not like day light and torches give -3 darkness penalty in the immediate area.

Mina: (wether she has darkvision from melty or loryc, have no idea)

Loryc (aka Robert): you want pretty bright light…

Loryc (aka Robert): I mean Mina’s night vision sees perfeclty in torchlight and maybe moonlight I forget

Loryc (aka Robert): but Zindal and Uro won’t. Lightning in GURPS is really weird.

Melty: (for 5 energy I can make one that’s like daylight)

Garrion: as the light extends out the penalty gets greater.. for simplicity we will say it is -6 at the second stage, the “Dim” area of the light on the map

Garrion: past that you can not see at all, obviously

Garrion: yes, mina has DNV what 3?

Melty: It says a torch reduces the penalty for total darkness from -10 to -3 in some radius… x.x

Melty: Oh duh

Melty: There’s a table in Magic

Garrion: right.. that what i just said.. -3 lighting penalty in the immediate area

Melty: Candlelight and moonlight are both -5, torchlight is -3

Garrion: then -6 in the “Dim” area, and then -10 (unseen) past that

Melty: Should I do the torch or the daylight one guys?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I’d say Daylight

Urso: just daylight Urso

Urso: least don’th ave to maintain it

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Given that we’re apparently on the shadow plane or something

Melty: I only got 27 energy to work with before I dip into the powerstone, so I’m thinking daylight might actually be more efficient, eyah

Melty: Since I don’t have to maintain it or anything

Melty: Actually wait

Loryc (aka Robert): YOu guys could rest a little on your side too

Loryc (aka Robert): get back some FP

Loryc (aka Robert): if nothing is attacking you yet, may wnat to just rest a little heh.

Loryc (aka Robert): Better than fighting a pit fiend at low FP.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (lol, you’re such a rest whore T =P)

Melty: Can I still turn it off when we go back?

Loryc (aka Robert): heh well GURPs and D&D got different resting standrds

Loryc (aka Robert): I mean, D&D assumes you fight 4 battles a day, GURPS doesn’t.

Melty: (Yeah, that’s why FP recovery works like that I’m pretty sure)

Loryc (aka Robert): yeah.

Melty: (D&D kinda assumes stuff that GURPS doesn’t)

Garrion: ok, one way or another.. cast your light and you had something in the description worth noting

Melty: Can I switch off the Continual Light when I want?

Melty: I don’t particularly want his shield glowing like the sun while we’re trying to slip out of the mansion

Loryc (aka Robert): The shield aint magic

Loryc (aka Robert): I’d just leave it behind or something

Loryc (aka Robert): Or cover it in his pack maybe.. I mean we may want it actually

Loryc (aka Robert): for the sahdow creatures

Urso: can stow it in my backpack

Loryc (aka Robert): there glowing like sunlight would be kinda nice…

Garrion: you can stop maintinaing… and you can stop early but i think it costs you FP

Melty: “Just make sure you wrap it up really good.”

Loryc (aka Robert): Yeah if it’s a 1 minute duration just stop maintaining it

Melty: (Well the thing is Continual Light has a duration of 2d days

Loryc (aka Robert): Thoguh continual. yeah….

Garrion: not sure what amount, just 1 maybe.. need to loo up as we continue

Loryc (aka Robert): can’t really do that, I think you can pay 1 FP to stop a spell too

Loryc (aka Robert): if you want.

Melty: lol yeah I can just do that if stowing it in his bag doesn’t work

Loryc (aka Robert): Like to end it prematurely, otherwise it just keeps going until you don’t maintain it anymore

  • Melty casts the daylight version on Urso’s shield… On the side that faces away from him.

Loryc (aka Robert): yeah.

Garrion: ok, so casting the daylight version?

Melty: (as opposed to the wrong side)

Loryc (aka Robert): lol that would be hillarious

Garrion: on urso onl?

Loryc (aka Robert): He’s got this giant flood light pointing in his face.

Urso: huh?

Loryc (aka Robert): thouh actually don’t think the light psell is blinding anyway in GURPS.

Loryc (aka Robert): Even at sunlight levels

Melty: Yeah, just on Urso for now

Garrion: ok, no light in Mina but she has NV3?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yes

Melty: So she gets no penalty in the -3 zone

Melty: ←rolls Most Spells and gets 6 vs. Skill (16 with a modifier of 0)

Melty CRITICALLY SUCCEEDS by 10

Melty: Whoa

Melty: Duration: 4

Melty: days

Garrion: so she can remove 3 from the darness penalties… no penalty in the first stage since it daylight… the second stage (dim light) is -5

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Garrion: then -10 (blind) after that

Garrion: ok, here we go.. need the description again?

  • Mina blinks momentarily, trying to adjust to the bright light.

Mina: “I’m not smoking am I?”

Urso: ( so since Urso is center of the light, no pentalties for him?)

  • Melty flies into Mina’s clothing to rest for a couple of minutes.
  • Mina jokes looking to Zindal.

Mina: “Who hey, watch it.”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Metaphorically or literally?”

Loryc (aka Robert): heh, I don’t thinkit’s actually that bright. I mean it’s just like well-lit. Not actualyl blinding.

Melty: “Mmm… You are, big sis… But only metaphorically.”

Mina: “Both?”

Melty: “Like, as far as I can tell.”

Garrion: not in the “bright” area of the light

Loryc (aka Robert): Just like for whatever reason the darkness penaltieis in GURPS are really strict or something. So that torchlight isn’t really “bright” ligt the way it is in D&D

Mina: “Watch it in there.”

Melty: (2 minutes will get me back 2 energy since I spent from both my reserves

Garrion: now Urso, just in front of you is a dead body

Mina: “Don’t drink that flask thats in there, it’s acid.”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Can we just get eviscerated by a demon already instead of quibbling over light penalties? lol

  • Urso looks down at the body, " trap?"

Melty: receives -1 fatigue, and now has 10 FP.

  • Mina says, looking inside her pouch/purse at Melty.

Garrion: i was just wanting to make sure you all knew how it worked

Garrion: A long corridor extends from a pair of dull metal doors. The walls, floor, and ceiling of this hall are paneled in gray wood, including several empty alcoves along each wall. No source for the dim illumination is apparent. Shadows seem to dance at the corner of the eye in the alcoves, and a soft, barely audible whispering floats in the air of this strange place. What appears to be a slumpedover corpse dressed in tattered robes lies heaped on the floor between the closest alcoves.

Loryc (aka Robert): heh well the light penalties will matter when you’re taking -5 on your attacks :P

Loryc (aka Robert): GURPS has some huge ass light penalties.

Melty: Yeah, we’re new to this so I don’t mind taking some time to make sure we’re doing it right >.>;

Loryc (aka Robert): It ain’t shit you want to gloss over.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Good thing we have daylight in our immediate vicinity, lol

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) kneels down and examines the body

Garrion: up close is no big deal, but Tristan would get a serious hit on his ranged stuff

Loryc (aka Robert): oh the penalty yis less up close?

Urso: ( th elight extend further then 5’ ?)

Loryc (aka Robert): I thought it applied to everything.

Loryc (aka Robert): So it’s -5 to ranged only?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls First Aid and gets 13 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 0)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) FAILS by 2

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Well that doesn’t tell me anything

Urso: (oh, I see now, thought was only the yellow around me )

Garrion: that is the "bright area

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Looks dead

Garrion: the yellow is your reach.. just a marker i gave you for reference

Urso: " flying girl want to look around for traps?"

Melty: “Yeah! Let me handle all your traps and stuff…”

Garrion: the body is that of a dead elven man

Urso: ( he dressed like an adventurer, or servant? or what?)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Can I tell how recently deceased?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Is it like half rotten or still fresh?

Garrion: The elf is wretched creature with pale skin, long white hair, old scabs on his fingertips where his nails once grew, and an emaciated frame. The cause of death seems to have been several stab wounds to the chest and belly. The elf is dressed in wizardly robes and clutches a scroll in one hand.

  • Mina examins the corpse, trying to make sure it doesn’t look like some undead abomination, ready to tear Zindals pretty face off.

Garrion: Two other used magic scrolls, their faces blank and useless, lie nearby, as if used just prior to death, and a well-made and well-used haversack is slung over one shoulder.

Urso: (heh, guess we could use a wizard in here, heeh)

Loryc (aka Robert): See that was the wizard that said “Sure I’ll come along” when his adventuring companions presed him to come.

Mina: ←rolls Hidden Lore (Undead) and gets 10 vs. Skill (10 with a modifier of 0)

Mina SUCCEEDS by 0

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

  • Loryc (aka Robert) is still at full HP on the other side of the mirror.

Garrion: it is dead….

Garrion: does not seem sot be a form of undead you know of

Sefiros: “Loryc, how did you get in here buddy?”

  • Sefiros jokes.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Garrion: need a medicine check for Time of Death determination…. from the look slof it he has been here a long while

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Heh, I only have First Aid

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) reaches for the scroll in the elf’s hand and unrolls it

Mina: “Even my feminine charms, could get this one up.”

Loryc (aka Robert): lol well I’m pretty sure you guys don’t need to bother with CSI: Shadow plane.

  • Melty flutters around the knapsack, poking at it… (and inspecting it for traps set to spring when someone tries to loot it, though it looks like she’s just prodding)

Garrion: roll that at -6

Melty: A Per check sent to GM.

HIDDEN ROLL

←rolls Per and gets 11 vs. Skill (13 with a modifier of 0)

Melty SUCCEEDS by 2

Garrion: ok, no clue

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls First Aid and gets 12 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of -6)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) FAILS by 7

Loryc (aka Robert): Whatever killed him is totalyl lurking around there still.

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) glances at the body for a second and shrugs before checking the scroll

Mina: ←rolls First Aid and gets 12 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of -6)

Mina FAILS by 7

  • Mina assists Zindal, but is equally clueless.

Melty: “So, whatever killed this guy is totally lurking around here… I’m pretty sure that’s what Loryc would say.”

Garrion: You check out the wound and it seems pretty fresh, like within the last day or two.. but the body seems very emaciated for something that fresh

Melty: (I really need to get Mage Sight… Did we not get any points for last time?)

Mina: “It almost looks like he had the life sucked from him.”

Melty: (Or wait)

Urso: “he trap here?”

Garrion: but it was “alive” when killed

Melty: (Hm, I don’t remember if we got points for last session we actually played or not)

Garrion: i did not issue yet.. was going to give 2 to everyone for RP and discovering the vault

Melty: (yay~ Hehe, sorry, I’m just being antsy, I’m really eager to pay off my debt so I can improve myself some ^^; )

Urso: " anything useful in bag or scroll?"

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (I’ll let you know as soon as the GM tells me)

Melty: (any traps?)

Garrion: did you check?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yes, I’m checking the scroll and Melty is rifling through his pack

Garrion: ok, no traps that you can see

Mina: (by improve she just means get an englarge spell so she can have a go at mina)

Loryc (aka Robert): G needs to make a debt collector token in the Limbo zone.

Melty: (I keep telling you man I don’t need that…)

Mina: (lol)

Mina: (well i might :-p)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Mina: (its no fun if its only a one way deal)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Zindal wouldn’t mind it either…)

Garrion: ok, Zindal can not tell anything from the scroll, it is written in some strange markings

Mina: (also, tying shibari bondage rope knots to scale, is gonna be really difficult)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Hm… Don’t guess either of you can make anything out of this…”

Mina: (I’ll need some floss or something)

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) holds the scroll up for Mina and Melty

Loryc (aka Robert): lol..

Urso: " if you don’t need, Urso can use next time in latrine "

Melty: (Um, a pixie is less than 6" tall, I’m pretty sure I’m the size of your average personal leisure aid or smaller)

Mina: “Hmm, well it’s parchment, or paper? Something with words?”

Garrion: Melty, the sack… you entering it?

  • Mina shrugs.

Melty: Hell yeah I am

Garrion: to check contents

Loryc (aka Robert): lol

Melty: Assuming I don’t find any traps

Mina: (lol batteries not included!)

Urso: (maybe detect magic if free or don’t cost much?)

Loryc (aka Robert): I dunno how many traps you coudl put into a leather bag anyway.

Garrion: no traps…. but as soon as you enter it the space expands out to a large void

Mina: (i mean about person leisure aid)

Melty: (Detect Magic is bullshit because you have to cast it once per item)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Well that’ll be handy for raiding a treasure vault

Urso: (bag of holding, nice)

Melty: “Sweeeeet.”

Urso: (anything useful in there?)

Loryc (aka Robert): Yeah, that’ll help you guys clear it out even better.

  • Melty emerges.

Garrion: You realize now what this is… a magic bag that holds more than it should

Garrion: in this space you see…..

Urso: (our first magic item, not counting the hat of acting?)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Yeah I think so, heh)

Garrion: spell caster paraphanalia, a pearl, and several scrolls

Urso: (more fancy toilet paper for Urso )

Loryc (aka Robert): yeah least it aint a +1 blowgun lol.

Mina: thatd be useful prolly in gurps compared to D&D

Garrion: ok, Melty flies out

Melty: “Gentlemen and beauty goddess, this backpack shall be the site of my own dwelling, Chateau la Fée.”

Mina: “Thank you.” she courties to the compliment

Mina: “You have no idea how close you are, to the proper terminology.”

Melty: “I will, of course, be willing to let you rent my extensive storage cellars for a nominal fee.”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “How about one magic scroll? At least I’m assuming that’s what this is.”

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) holds up the scroll he took from the dead elf’s hand

Garrion: lol, very nice

Melty: “Do you know anyone who specializes in small, well-crafted furniture? Doll furnishings, maybe?”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “I’m sure we can find someone after we get out of here with all the loot… You know, that we’re supposed to be searching for right now?”

Mina: i was looking up something on google about gurps and pixies and came back with this, lol it sounds like melty to a T

Mina: Flame Blossom Pixies and thumb-sized fae who have responded to a harsh and violent world by getting tough (and sometimes more than a little agressive). Their come strategy is simple – stay out of range and drop explosive fireballs on their foe. Deep down, they only want to leave in peace, but they are bad tempered and defensive. The Flame Blossom Pixies make up with attitude what they lack in height. They wear bright and clashing colors, and tend to boast and shout in their tiny voices.

Loryc (aka Robert): I imagine it’s still a leather bag inside though… so it doesn’t really have walls.

Melty: Ahaha

Loryc (aka Robert): Portable holes I think are the true upscale home for the extradimensional resident.

Melty: Melty isn’t gonna give up the dream that easily

Loryc (aka Robert): lol wow that is close to Melty.

Melty: Also that really is a lot like Melty, lol

Garrion: lol yep, that in the 3e faeries book?

Mina: “Lazarod, has a point.”

Cedric is disconnected.

Cedric is disconnected.

Mina: “We’re wasting precious time, as intriguing as all this is.”

Mina: “Eyes on the prize, short round.”

Cedric has connected.

Garrion: ok, so you taking the pack?

Cedric: sure

Garrion: and the goodies and heading on?

Garrion: Who carry?

Melty: “You call it what you want, I call it finding a badass house. Now let’s fill it with loot and take out outside and exchange the loot for caviar and fill the bag with the caviar so I can swim in it while I eat it.”

Garrion: and Melty actually claimed, haha

Urso: (heh, can’t claim it ifyou can’t carry it… hehe)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Well I guess this scroll is going to remain a mystery if Melty can’t read it, lol

Melty: Oh lol let me check something rq

Garrion: ok, just need to know who taking the bag to be melty’s mobile home?

  • Melty looks at the scroll

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Urso has always been the designated pack mule

Garrion: ok, Urso grabs it up as Melty flutters in and out

Melty: I probably can’t carry the bag, unless it’s lighter than I remember such a bag being

Urso: (mabye give to someone who is weaker, but with Urso at least he won’t be dropping it or anything)

Melty: (btw I’m totally open to negotiation on the bag, that’s just me RPing Melty, lol)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (lol I just want to move on already so we can find the actual treasure)

Urso: ( it size of large backpack or smaller sized one?)

Loryc (aka Robert): think tehy’re liek 10 lbs or something

  • Urso slips his packpack into the magic one and straps it on.

Melty: (Oh wow 10 pounds would be light encumberance for Melty)

Urso: ( well it less the weight and more that is like 40x your size )

Garrion: it failry small

Garrion: like a haversack, not a huge treking pack

Melty: (Anyway, even if she insists on living in it I kinda figure you guys can put treasure in it anyway)

Garrion: anyway…..

Urso: " left or right?"

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (yeah I mean it’s not like she can rip our organs out if we ignore her warnings to not put stuff in it)

Melty: :3

Garrion: also note poearl and 5 scrolls and a tattered parchment

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Are there even paths left or right or are they just alcoves?)

Garrion: that does it for that loot list

Garrion: just the alcoves.. and the path ahead

Zindal (aka Ladzin): So what was that scroll? lol still haven’t gotten an answer on that…

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Melty was looking at it I thought

Urso: (oh, thought those were all passage ways)

Melty: Yeah I am

Garrion: you take some time to read the scroll using your magic powers… it is a scroll that lets you hurt someone with cold by touching them

Urso: chill touch type?? nice I guess

Garrion: one of the 5

Melty: “Oooo… Fun.~”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Hm, I see…”

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) doesn’t seem all that interested, walking on ahead in search of treasure

Garrion: ok, door slie in front of you….\

  • Urso moves back so Melty can check it out.

Garrion: ok, before we continue too far i want to give you a general description of the things you find here……

Urso: “want to check door?”

  • Melty flutters around the door, inspecting it for hidden traps…

Garrion: The Asmodean Knot exists in its own demiplane, but as it was modeled on the Material Plane, things function much the same way within—save for a few key differences. Normal laws of physicality are not enforced in the Knot. Rooms fold in upon themselves, exist in the same space, or seem to descend into infinity. While in essence physical things behave as normal (arrows follow correct flights, dropped things fall, and characters get tired and heal through rest), many of the chambers in the Knot follow unusual rules or have strange features. The walls, floors, and ceilings of the Asmodean Knot seem to be paneled in polished gray wood in most rooms, but in many places pieces of this paneling have fallen away to reveal smooth, glassy gray stone beneath. In areas with irregular walls, the smooth stone surface is readily apparent. This material is similar to polished marble in feel and strength.

Melty: (Can we see any examples of strange geometry from here?)

Garrion: a bit.. in the alcoves

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (Crap, it’s a non-euclidean plane)

  • Melty peers into the alcoves curiously as she notices

Garrion: ok, give me your PER-Traps roll

Melty: A Per check sent to GM.

HIDDEN ROLL

←rolls Per and gets 13 vs. Skill (13 with a modifier of 0)

Melty SUCCEEDS by 0

Garrion: you have traps right?

Melty: ←rolls Traps/TL4 and gets 14 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of -2)

Melty FAILS by 2

Garrion: you find no traps

Melty: Yeah, you just wanted that roll from us before when we were looking for traps

Zindal (aka Ladzin): And we all explode

Melty: So I did it

Melty: “Yeah, nothin’ wrong here! I’m sure it’s completely trap-free and safe for someone else to walk through.”

Garrion: you will roll it for each new structure you check.. each door… once for a long stretch of hallway etc

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “You heard her, Urso.”

Melty: kk~

Urso: " it lock?"

Garrion: nope

  • Urso moves up and opens the door.
  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) takes a step back

Garrion: the dor opens into another area….

Garrion: This wood-paneled hall rises to a height of twenty feet above, and a single fifteen-foot-high shelf filled sparsely with books runs along the wall. Eerie wisps of shadowy fog coil and writhe on the floor, which unlike the walls seems to be made of polished black stone.

Urso: " room ahead, come" He enters, moving forward, drawing his axe again.

Mina: basically a TARDIS

Mina: it sounds like

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) keeps his sword ready as he enters
  • Mina follows behind Zindal.

Melty: “Dude, space is all kind of fucked up in here. I love it.”

Garrion: Everyone give me a PER

Mina: “That might be a good idea.”

Urso: (anyting I can hit to reveal shadows?)

  • Mina draws her sword as well.

Urso: A Per check sent to GM.

HIDDEN ROLL

←rolls Per and gets 10 vs. Skill (10 with a modifier of 0)

Urso SUCCEEDS by 0

Melty: A Per check sent to GM.

HIDDEN ROLL

←rolls Per and gets 10 vs. Skill (13 with a modifier of 0)

Melty SUCCEEDS by 3

Zindal (aka Ladzin): A Per check sent to GM.

HIDDEN ROLL

←rolls Per and gets 16 vs. Skill (10 with a modifier of 0)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) FAILS by 6

Mina: A Per check sent to GM.

HIDDEN ROLL

←rolls Per and gets 12 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 0)

Mina FAILS by 1

  • Melty twirls her wand like a baton.

Melty: ←rolls DX and gets 15 vs. Skill (13 with a modifier of 0)

Melty FAILS by 2

Loryc (aka Robert): selecting your tyoken and presing ctrl-I should reveal the darkness Cedric.

Loryc (aka Robert): At least wtihin your line of sight.

Garrion: reveal shadows?

Loryc (aka Robert): figure he means on the map.

Garrion: oh thast

Urso: (reveal map )

Garrion: yeah control -i

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah, click mini and hit ctrl+i

  • Melty catches it with Apportation before it hits the floor… and hopes no one saw it.

Urso: ok

Mina: “Though, this looks a bit odd, when the man who’s suppose to protect you in such a romantic gesture, has a smaller sword than the woman he’s supposedly defending.”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “They say it isn’t the size that counts…”

Mina: “Can you even lift this?” says, as she feels Zindal’s arm muscles with her free hand

Melty: “I’m living proof!”

Mina: “Ah yes, size does not matter when one is flat on his or her back.”

Mina: “Unless, they roll over, in Melty’s case.”

Garrion: Stealth rolls 3d6 and gets 18 vs. Skill (16 with a modifier of 0)

Stealth CRITICALLY FAILS by 2

Loryc (aka Robert): lol.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol nice

Urso: hehe

Melty: “What th— U-um, what do you mean, Miss?”

Garrion: Melty and onlyMelty…. due to your speacial vision you think you see something in the shadows down the middle hall.

Loryc (aka Robert): Worlds least subtle pit fiend.

Melty: “Um, should I call you Miss Goddess…? Wait, shh…”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (I don’t think a Pit Fiend would bother being stealthy)

  • Melty takes a closer look down the middle hall…

Loryc (aka Robert): heh with a crit fail I figure it should be in plain sight.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (lol yeah)

Mina: “That is not a totally inaccurate title.”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): (It’s trying to creep and forgets it can’t hide in plain sight)

Garrion: it is outside their light

Loryc (aka Robert): Yeah, probably it didn’t expect someone to have darkvision. And was waling around in the open.

Garrion: They shadowy form takes more shape as it moves closer… inspecting what has come…..

Garrion: Although shaped like a dog, this muscular creature has a coat that drinks up the light, drawing shadows in around it.Its maw is full of sharp teeth, and a wisp of shadow drips from its writhing tongue.

Loryc (aka Robert): Then it realized it forgot to put its phone on vibrate and recieved a telemarketing call at that moment.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Oh goody

Mina: “One of the resident shadow beasts of Westcrown?” she whispers to Melty and Zindal

  • Urso moves up and readies his shield and axe. ( we can see it?)

Garrion: Suddenly ot howls in the cavernous halls…..

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Hm… I was just wondering that myself.”

Melty: “Y-you’re… A goddess…?”

Mina: “Maybe this is where they lair.”

  • Melty spins around to face the creature.

Garrion: everyone make a Fright -3 check

Melty: “And you’re right! That totally looks like—”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Bah

Melty: ←rolls Fright Check and gets 9 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of -3)

Melty SUCCEEDS by 2

Zindal (aka Ladzin): ←rolls Fright Check and gets 8 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of -3)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 1

Mina: ←rolls Fright Check and gets 10 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of -3)

Mina SUCCEEDS by 2

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Phew

Loryc (aka Robert): heh wow.

Urso: combat reflex givs you plus 2

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Oh, that’s good to know

Urso: ←rolls Fright Check and gets 14 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of 2)

Urso SUCCEEDS by 2

Urso: (heh, had to write all my bonuses down, too many to remember )

Garrion: Urso fails….

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Heh yeah, fail by 1 with the -3 mod

Garrion: (you forgot to add the -3

Mina: “I think I just peed a little…” she whispers to Melty

Urso: oh

  • Melty drops in altitude.

Melty: “I don’t think so, Miss Goddess…”

Garrion: You start to panic a but, (unusual for you) at the unantuaral baying sound. -2 to all rolls

Mina: lol thats crazy, urso of all people in the group fails a fright check

Mina: (he must have seeen his reflection)

Urso: (can I roll iq to recover?)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Well, this won’t be the first dog I’ve had to put down.”

Garrion: ok, at thins point you know something is up.. rioll your inits

Mina: “Did you just check the floor for piss?”

  • Mina shakes her head.
  • Shadow Mastiff prepares to fight! Initiative: 18.5
  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) prepares to fight! Initiative: 14

Urso: +2 to Fright Checks (see Fright Checks, p. 360). You never “freeze” in a surprise situation, and get +6 on all IQ rolls to wake up, or to recover from surprise or mental “stun.”

  • Melty prepares to fight! Initiative: 18
  • Urso prepares to fight! Initiative: 15.5
  • Mina prepares to fight! Initiative: 11
  • Mina prepares to fight! Initiative: 12

Garrion: The shadows froth about in the dark hall then suddenly you see the shadowy form of a dog emerge.

Melty: Dang, he fast

Garrion: And it rushes out of the dark at Urso.. attempting to take the big giant down.

Mina: “Watch out!”

Urso: (it lose anything being in daylight?)

Garrion: nope

Garrion: well you really donl;t know

Garrion: but you did notice as it got closer it was much easier to see

Garrion: if this was bnatural ort not you are not sure

Zindal (aka Ladzin): So is it tearing his throat out or did it spend its whole action moving?

Shadow Mastiff:
←Attacks Urso with a Teeth
in the Torso
←Rolls 6 vs. Skill 11 (15 with a modifier of -4)

Shadow Mastiff SUCCEEDS by 5

0 for Torso, -4 for maneuver, 0 shock, 0 attacker’s posture, 0 miscMod, 0 accMod

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Ah there we go

Melty: It’s tearing his ribs out I guess :(

Melty: Or delicious entrails :(

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Nom nom nom

Urso: -2 to dodge as well?

Garrion: yep

Urso: tries to dodge and rolls a 9 with effective skill 10

Urso SUCCEEDS by 1

Urso: nice

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Nice

Garrion: good job

Melty has received initiative.

Urso: (seem to be only 1 ?)

Garrion: that you can see

Zindal (aka Ladzin): There are actually thousands of them lurking in the shadows

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Waiting… Watching…

Melty: (looking up one thing)

Garrion: Hidden lore planes?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Nope

Garrion: you just lucky you went with Daylight instead of torch… in less than daylight he gets concealment

Melty: Hmm… Glue and Grease are 4-yard radius…

Melty: Seems like a little much…

Garrion: ok, melty.. clock is ticking

Garrion: urso getting mauled

  • Urso dodges the mauling.

Garrion: almost gets mauled, haha

Loryc (aka Robert): heh it’s one demon dog, they got this shit.

Melty: I’ll try charging up a Lightning spell with 3 energy (total cost 1, since my skill is 20) with my CM action and use my other action to toss it at the dog

Melty: I’m 4 yards away?

Garrion: yes

Urso: (least Urso got no hair on his head to stand up )

Melty: ←rolls Air Spells and gets 17 vs. Skill (20 with a modifier of 0)

Melty FAILS by 3

Melty: Motherfucker

Garrion: mely fizzles

Melty: “Aw, fucklesticks.”

Urso has received initiative.

  • Urso brhings his axe down on the dog. " bad dog "

Garrion: Urso.. you are mentally stunned….

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Was that supposed to do something?”

Garrion: or not?

Urso: no, I"m never stunned

Garrion: ok

Garrion: still at -2 though

Urso:
←Attacks Shadow Mastiff with a Swing
in the Torso
←Rolls 7 vs. Skill 13 (15 with a modifier of -2)

Urso SUCCEEDS by 6

0 for Torso, 0 for maneuver, 0 shock, 0 attacker’s posture, -2 miscMod, 0 accMod

Melty: “It was… I-it was… I was getting my shit warmed up, that’s all.”

Garrion: and he hits

Urso: The Throwing Axe inflicts 18 cut raw damage.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Heh, it doesn’t dodge?

Garrion: nope

Urso: (mabye they always all out attack, using the shadows in hopes of protecting them)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Nice, time for the old eye stab

Urso: ( 18 to the chest not bad either )

Melty: (lol what a bunch of fuck, my first attack spell ever and it fizzles)

Loryc (aka Robert): yeah the sutff that doesnt dodge is pretty easy.

Garrion: 18.0

Urso: (they got dr 6 it seems)

Garrion: you slice deeply into its side

Shadow Mastiff: is reduced 18 HP, and now has 1 HP: at half move.

Urso: Major Wound Check

Urso: Urso rolls 3d6 and gets 8 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of 0)

Urso SUCCEEDS by 6

Garrion: oops

Shadow Mastiff: Major Wound Check

Shadow Mastiff: Shadow Mastiff rolls 3d6 and gets 9 vs. Skill (13 with a modifier of 0)

Shadow Mastiff SUCCEEDS by 4

Zindal (aka Ladzin) has received initiative.

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) aims the tip of his sword and thrusts…

Zindal (aka Ladzin):
←Attacks Shadow Mastiff with a Thrust
in the eye
←Rolls 11 vs. Skill 14 (23 with a modifier of -9)

Zindal (aka Ladzin) SUCCEEDS by 3

-9 for eye, 0 for maneuver, 0 shock, 0 attacker’s posture, 0 miscMod, 0 accMod

Urso: (damn, G I actually made that fright check. I forgot I got fearless I.. givs me +1 to rolls

Zindal (aka Ladzin): The Longsword inflicts 9 imp raw damage.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): 36 damage to the eye

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Unless it has DR there too

Garrion: ok, remove the -2 then

Taragnor: ye olde eye stab.

Garrion: not in eye

Urso: (sorry, first time I came into play )

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Nice

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Eat the full 36 then

Shadow Mastiff: is reduced 36 HP, and now has -35 HP: at half move.
Shadow Mastiff breaches -19 HP. Roll against modified HT to avoid dying.

Shadow Mastiff: Death Check

Taragnor: yeah it’s fucked lol

Shadow Mastiff: Shadow Mastiff rolls 3d6 and gets 8 vs. Skill (13 with a modifier of 0)

Shadow Mastiff SUCCEEDS by 5

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol apparently not

Garrion: it is dead.. jeesh

Garrion: that is crazy

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Crazy awesome, lol

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Heh. Just another dog after all.”

Garrion: The thin blde enters the beasts eye and brian as Zindal gives it a finishing twist, dropping the shadow beast to the ground

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) strikes a pose for Mina and Melty, attempting to impress them

Garrion: You glance around and see no further danger at this time

Mina has received initiative.

Melty: “Take care… It’s not so easy to see in the shadows.”

Melty: “I see why they only come out at night…”

Mina: “Ha…”

Urso: " well struck"

Mina: “An expert at poking regardless of medium, eh?”

  • Zindal (aka Ladzin) grins

Garrion: ((I knew that “stab” was going to come sooner than later, haha)))

Garrion: you have 3 halls ahead of you

Urso: " go where dog came from?"

Garrion: Melty can see that each one ends a short distance away

Melty: “They all seem to stop after a while… Chasin’ the dog sounds as good as anything.”

Garrion: ((I need to check settings to find out why you don;t have open range melty))

Zindal (aka Ladzin): “Might as well start somewhere.”

Melty: “Maybe the awesome space in here is obscuring my vision.”

Melty: (Hm? Open range on what?)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Well that was odd

Melty: whoa

Garrion: why you can’t see the whole map as if it was not dark

Garrion: i have your vision range set out 400 yards

Taragnor: did yolu giuve her token darkvision?

Garrion: yep

Taragnor: Sachi you mind giving me ownership of your token for a sec?

Garrion: range for “Darkvision” is 400

Taragnor: Just want to see what you cansee.

Garrion: but it is obviouisly much shorter

Taragnor: Maybe the snytax isn’t right on DV, I’m not sure.

Melty: Ohhh

Taragnor: Is she seeing beyond the light?

Taragnor: oh…

Taragnor: I see…

Garrion: no, and she should

Taragnor: iot’s becuase there’s no grid

Taragnor: make the 400 into a 4000

Taragnor: The units are super small I think

Garrion: ok

Melty: I wish there was a thing like this that had a good hex grid

Melty: Maybe I could make the hex grid work… I’m supposed to be learning how to program shit…

Taragnor: yeah.

Taragnor: hehe. lets see you try your hand at macro programming.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Garrion: hmm, still no change

Taragnor: It ain’t that hard, except for the fact that the debugging is brutal

Taragnor: but the syntax is easy to learn

Garrion: oh well, will work on it later

Taragnor: Sachiu you mind giving me ownership of your token

Taragnor: I wanna cehck something

Melty: Done~

Melty: brb, inserting taquitos in oven

Garrion: all the rest are fine, it is just the properties for the Darkvision is off

Garrion: Infravision / Darkvision: cone arc=240 distance=4,000

Garrion: that is the entry for her vision

Taragnor: hmmm…

Garrion: you traverse the halls int he confusing shadow and find that they wrap around to a single door…..

Urso: " door"

Urso: " if these dogs what is messing with town, we can fix "

Melty: (ok taquitos are taquitizing)

Taragnor: heh well not when there’s like 40,000 dogs.

Melty: We only saw one so far

Melty: There’s probably only like six dozen or so

Taragnor: heh

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Only 71 more eye stabs to go

Melty: (“Nah, I don’t like greyhounds. Too pointy. So I rescued some fighting dogs from Guatemala.”)

Urso: (doubtful, if there were that many, probably be a hell of alot more people dead )

Melty: (Yeah hehe, I’m just being silly~)

Garrion: there we go, got vision fixed for you melty

Garrion: didn’t have the “r400” value for your own personal “light”

Melty: Yay!

Garrion: anyway… door and checking or opening?

Melty: Wait what door

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah I don’t see a door

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Other than the one we came in at

Melty: The lighting plane thingy is blocking it I guess

Garrion: urso yelled door and stepped back i think

Garrion: waiting for you

  • Melty uses her wings like a stabilizer as she crawls along the door’s vertical surface on all fours.
  • Melty inspects it for traps and locks.

Melty: ←rolls Traps/TL4 and gets 12 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of -2)

Melty SUCCEEDS by 0

Melty: Sorry ^^;

Garrion: you find no traps

Melty: "Looks safe…

  • Melty listens at the thinnest part or at a hole.

Melty: (looks through if she can find a gap)

Garrion: no gaps

Melty: A Per check sent to GM.

HIDDEN ROLL

←rolls Per and gets 8 vs. Skill (13 with a modifier of 0)

Melty SUCCEEDS by 5

  • Urso opens the door, shield out front, redraws his axe and steps in.

Garrion: This boggling chamber is a square shaft, the walls featuring a spiraling stone stairway that winds up to the left and down to the right. Yet following the stairs with the eye as they wind up to the left, impossibly, brings one right back to the initial landing. There is no floor below or ceiling above, only an endless shaft dropping away into a dimly lit infinity. A second flight of stairs leads up to one side of the room into another hallway, while a third flight descends down in the wall opposite into yet another hall.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I’m totally not awake enough to navigate an Escher painting right now

  • Melty flies out over the abyss and looks up and down it.

Garrion: lol

Garrion: not top and no bottom

Urso: (I"m ok to stop if the rest of you are?)

Garrion: this is a good enough place

Melty: (Just roleplaying that Curious disadvantage, lol)

Garrion: i need to get some rest for work tomorrow anyway

Melty: (She sees something weird like that, she’s gotta gawk at it)

  • Urso looks around, " Urso head hurt "

Garrion: yep, good job RPing that

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah I need to get some sleep, I’m wiped out from work

Melty: (I’m sleepy too, and I gotta meeting tomorrow about a school thing)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Been working 12+ hour days for the past month

Urso: til next week then, hopefully have full crew

Garrion: well good job so far… not a simnple vault huh?

Melty: (After I take these taquitos out of the oven and insert them into my mouth)

Urso: maybe the otehr two can catch up

Melty: (Holy shit Tab)

Melty: (Also hell yeah this adventure rocks so far)

Taragnor: damn… that sucks Tab. They been having you do that all this time?

Taragnor: And no overtime pay?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah

Melty: Jesus

Zindal (aka Ladzin): And if I hadn’t already booked the Vegas trip last weekend they wouldn’t have let me leave

Taragnor: damn I’d be so pissed.

Taragnor: That’s a load of bullshit.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Like the only way I even got to go on that was I had nonrefundable plane tickets and they needed to train my backup anyway

Melty: x.X

Garrion: sounds lieyou getting the shaft.. getting what Zindal gives

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah that’s what happens when the process you’re in charge of sprays highly flammable toxic liquid out of something it isn’t supposed to

Zindal (aka Ladzin): And then they won’t listen to my recommendations to scrap that entire part of the system because it’s never worked in the first place and serves no purpose or benefit to the rest of the process

Taragnor: damn they’re still cleaning that shit up?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol yup

Garrion: ok, start of next session we’ll give Loryc some screen time, then back over to the Knot

Taragnor: wow…

Taragnor: heh… yeah I got shit I wanted to do. got another floor to rob.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): We’re tearing the entire thing apart to de-foul it

Zindal (aka Ladzin): And it’s extensively fouled

Taragnor: FIgure I’ll be way better there than inside the vault wher I’d be sitting around doing nothing

Taragnor: lol… damn Tab. why’s it take them forever to fix it?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Paperwork

Garrion: also.. we will skip next session… can do another night if want but wife wants a date night and Thursday thenly knight we can go out and get parents to watch kids

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Also the work is on breathing air and in chemical resistant suits

Taragnor: ok.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): And has Industrial Hygiene monitoring for toxic gases

Taragnor: Figure having to use a bunch of hazardous chemical suits would only encourage em to get it done faster.

Garrion: ’so if another night works for schedules then we can do that.. or just skip a week…. yu all choose

Zindal (aka Ladzin): You’d think

Urso: ok, either ok with me

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I can do Friday

Taragnor: I’m kinda iffy on friday, but I guess if I don’t show up can just do their side of it

Taragnor: I’m probably like 75% able to do friday

Garrion: can discuss it on forum so everyone kept up to speed

Melty: I could almost definitely do Friday

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Also I’m having to write maintenance’s cleaning instructions for them

Mina: i can prolly make it friday

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Because they have no fucking clue how to handle this stuff

Melty: x.x

Taragnor: lol. damn

Taragnor: So it’s a bunch of people in chemical resistant suits with no training?

Garrion: ok, we’ll shoot for fryday pending anyone not being able to make it.. and yeah if T can’t make it then we’ll just focus on the Knot group

Zindal (aka Ladzin): And they’ve gotten into the nasty habit of waiting until 3:00 PM or later to show up for their work

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Because they get paid overtime

Urso: ok, later all

Zindal (aka Ladzin): The guys doing the work have training

Cedric is disconnected.

Garrion: man, you wold think i had a kindergarten education to look at my spelling when i try to type too fast, haha

Zindal (aka Ladzin): The maintenance planners don’t have half a clue about the building though

Mina: speaking of accidents tab

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I have to tell them every time that it’s the same hazards as the last job

Mina: i heard michio kaku in an old interview the other day, and he was talking about some nuclear accident that happened at oakridge

Mina: “Tickling the dragon”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol, the criticality accident?

Mina: yeah

Mina: tickling the dragon, you know what that means

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I’ve heard the expression before I think

Mina: i just couldnt remember the details other than yeah it was an accident with them doing that

Taragnor: heh

Mina: yeah its when they bring uranium close together or something, tickling the dragon

Mina: and accidently made it go critical

Mina: or thats what Professor Kaku said in the interview anyways

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Oh, that was actually at Los Alamos

Taragnor: I thoguht it was pretty tough to get a nuclear explosion. Weird you’d have that shit happening by accident

Mina: it was about various unknown nuclear accidents

Zindal (aka Ladzin): That was the criticaly experiment on what they later referred to as the Demon Core

Melty: It wasn’t a nuclear explosion

Mina: there was a fuckton of em in the united states i never knew about

Zindal (aka Ladzin): criticality*

Melty: It was a massive release of radiation though

Mina: ah well he talked about that

Taragnor: Ah okay.

Melty: It killed people

Mina: oh wait, i know what it was in oak ridge

Taragnor: So like some kind of radiation burst.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Basically they had this core of plutonium that they were doing reflection experiments on to determine at what point it would go critical

Mina: he was talking about the walls being like full of uranium or something lol

Mina: like the walls were filled with radioactivv edust

Zindal (aka Ladzin): And they accidentally configured it in such a way that it went critical and released this burst of radiation

Taragnor: damn.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Killed the shit out of two scientists

Taragnor: Yeah, getting irradiated is not a fun way to die.

Mina: yeah they then used em as guinea pigs to research how they died or whatnot

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah I’ve heard the main uranium processing building at the plant has the shit all over the place

Mina: i mean they were dead from exposure

Mina: so muight as well learn some science from them as they die

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Like they talk about it being in the floors and shit from all the spills and leaks over the years

Melty: Wow

Mina: this was like in 1945 i think

Mina: the tickling deal

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah it was

Zindal (aka Ladzin): They later used that core in the Operation Crossroads tests in 1946

Mina: as for oakridge i remmeber him talking about the crazy walls or something lol

Melty: A while ago I was reading about all these novel minerals and shit they found in Chernobyl

Mina: he might have mentioned some other stuf

Mina: oh wait

Zindal (aka Ladzin): They assembled the fourth largest naval fleet on Earth at the time specifically for the purpose of nuking it

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Because science

Mina: i think he was saying the walls themselves would go critical

Taragnor: lol what? They made a naval fleet purely as targets for nukes?

Mina: becausew they were so badly fucked up

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yes

Taragnor: What the hell…

Mina: yeah

Taragnor: Couldn’t tehy just try it on some other stuff? lol

Mina: ive read that too

Zindal (aka Ladzin): The Army and the Navy were in a pissing match over whether or not nukes rendered naval fleets obsolete

Zindal (aka Ladzin): So they assembled a fleet to nuke it

Zindal (aka Ladzin): And see what happened

Taragnor: Why they nuking naval ships… damn.

Taragnor: What a waste.

Mina: they wanted to see how bombs could be used tactically at sea or something

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah heh

Taragnor: damn talk about an overinflated military budget. wow.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): They used a bunch of captured Japanese ships, and also old surplus ships that were going to be decommissioned anyway

Mina: but i thought they used a ton of older/decommisioned etc ships

Mina: yeah that

Taragnor: “Yeah, we’d like to build a giant naval fleet,, so we can blow it up.”

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol they were leftovers and spoils of war

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Not like brand new ships

Taragnor: ah okay. It was a bunch of decommissioned.

Mina: genghis khans fleet i think is still technically the largest one in history

Taragnor: lol I was thinking it was a bunch of new ships

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol nah

Mina: if i recall correctly

Taragnor: I didn’t even know Khan had much of a fleeet.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): The Japanese battleship Nagato was one of the target ships

Mina: yeah the mongols invaded japan

Zindal (aka Ladzin): They also used the German cruiser Prinz Eugen

Melty: Criticality != nuclear explosion btw, a reactor that’s “gone critical” is in a stable configuration IIRC

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah that’s correct

Mina: and a hurricane wiped em out in total luck

Taragnor: So how well did the fleet do agasint the nuke?

Mina: hence the “kamikaze” divine wind

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Well they missed on the first drop by like close to half a mile

Zindal (aka Ladzin): So it only sank 8 or so ships instead of however many they thought it would

Mina: so was it, the walls there were literally going critical?

Mina: lol i wish i could remember exactly what he said, i was gonna mention it

Zindal (aka Ladzin): I’m not sure about the walls thing, I’ve never heard that one

Mina: i’ll have to find the interview

Mina: i got the mp3 for it

Zindal (aka Ladzin): You’d have to have a fuckload of uranium to make a flat surface like that critical

Zindal (aka Ladzin): It isn’t in a favroable geometry

Taragnor: heh, what surfaces are best to make something critical at?

Mina: yeah im just triying to remmeber exactly what he said in regards to oakridge

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Spheres are the most efficient shape

Mina: i thought you’d get a kick out of it since youk now

Mina: yeah they just slam two pieces of it together for ye ole bomb

Zindal (aka Ladzin): For criticality safety you store it in thin bottles or flat slabs

Mina: essentially from what kaku says

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah that’s how Little Boy worked

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Insert Tab A into Slot B

Zindal (aka Ladzin): And it goes boom

Mina: and with a hydrogen bomb, you literally have to use an atomic bomb as the trigger

Mina: since you need so much force to fuse the deutirium or whatever

Melty: if it was the original accident with the core, that was a sphere and what happened (I had to step away so this may have been mentioned) IIRC was that the guy was holding the two halves of it apart with a screwdriver or some shit and it slipped

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah heh

Taragnor: ah.

Mina: so if they could even find a non-nuclear way, in terms of explosives, where they didnt need an atomic bomb for the trigger

Mina: you could have “clean” hydrogen bombs

Mina: since most of the trash is from the trigger bomb essentially

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah, nothing on Earth has enough power though

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Other than a uranium bomb

Melty: And the halves landed together and became a nuclear reactor for a moment before he swatted them apart again

Mina: other than the pulse at detonation, but like it doesnt have a fuckton of fallout etc

Mina: yeah i remember there was a scare in the 90s or 80s about some theoretical shit “red mercury”

Mina: you remember that?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Don’t remember that one

Mina: where some scientist claimed the russians had some explosive that could do just that

Mina: yeah sachi, thats called “tickling the dragon”

Mina: playing chicken with uranrium basically

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol yeah

Mina: lemme see if i can find the file, I’ll send it to you

Zindal (aka Ladzin): The same thing happened again with a second scientist a few months later

Mina: since you may like it, due to your unique situation lol

Zindal (aka Ladzin): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demon_core

Mina: its prolly 10 years old or something

Mina: its an old interview

Mina: but it was interesting

Mina: there have been a lot more deaths in the US accident wise i never knew of

Zindal (aka Ladzin): As for the navy in the Crossroads tests, the damage varied depending on whether the ships were facing the shockwave head on or broadside

Melty: I’m like… Man, it doesn’t make me feel any less bad for the guy, but you’d think after the first time

Zindal (aka Ladzin): The more surface area that was exposed, the greater the damage

Taragnor: yeah… like why the fuck are you still using a screwdriver?

Taragnor: Can’t you like automate that shit?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah after the second guy died they did automate it

Mina: wel there wasnt the same dude twice

Mina: it was diff person sachi

Taragnor: you know so it doesn’t slip… like damn man, eventhe Mythbusters would have done that.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Melty: Yeah but it was cause the first guy was dead though

Melty: Is my point

Taragnor: And you’re top scientists.. so get your shit straight.

Mina: i saw that on “Dark Matters”

Mina: thats a good show

Mina: its basically like a creepy “Fucked up stories from science”

Mina: about crazy shit thats happened in history

Mina: like this one russian dude that was transplanting heads and shit on diff bodies

Mina: or another one who was trying to knock women up with ape sperm to create ape-men super soldiers

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol

Taragnor: lol

Melty: lol what the fuck

Mina: yeah mad scientist type shit lol

Melty: Were they both Russians or

Taragnor: Yeah the russians do some crazy shit

Mina: there was another one i remmeber about this guy trying to weigh the soul

Zindal (aka Ladzin): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Crossroads

Mina: and weighing all these terminal patients

Zindal (aka Ladzin): There’s the article on where they nuked the fleet T

Zindal (aka Ladzin): It’s a pretty good read

Mina: at the time of expiration

Mina: where they supposedly lost a few grams of mass when they died

Melty: Ooooo I read about that

Mina: “Dark Matters” is the name of the show if you ever wanna watch it

Mina: they just talk about weird stories from the history of science and stuff

Melty: I also read that the effect tended to disappear as scales got more accurate

Mina: comes on the “Science channel”

Mina: well i wasnt arguing to its validity

Taragnor: So basicalyl not all ships were destroyed but the fallout ended up contaminating all of em.

Taragnor: And so the crew would be dead anyway

Mina: i think the actual time that occured was like in the 1920s or somethng

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol yeah, they talk about it basically turning them into ghost ships

Melty: Yeah lol I’m not arguing with you, I’m just being all Sachi

Mina: or a looooong time ago, i forget when exactly

Zindal (aka Ladzin): The ships would still be afloat but the crew would all be dead from radiation poisoning

Taragnor: yeah heh. so basically nukes 1 – navy 0

Mina: where did they detonate anyways?

Mina: sea level, or was it an airburst above the fleet?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Below the water

Mina: oh ok yeah

Mina: i forgot, they were trying to capsize em

Taragnor: kinda a pointless exercise really, cause they’re forgetting that you don’t need to capsize em you just need to irradiate em.

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Yeah they were testing the effect of detonating a nuke underwater basically, like “Hey we never tried blowing one up underwater, wonder what happens”

Mina: this was back in the day man

Mina: where people didnt give a shit

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol yeah

Mina: they just experimented to learn anything lol

Mina: they did have fancy computer models or jack lol

Taragnor: heh.

Mina: didnt

Melty: Yeah, you gotta keep that in mind too

Mina: just think about airplane design

Melty: I mean, there wasn’t really another way to find that shit out

Mina: those guys were pretty damn smart with no computers

Melty: They had computers

Mina: like the stealth bomber design

Mina: was basically that old horton flying wing concept, that was unstable

Mina: now we just got computers that can handle flying innately unstable aerofoils

Melty: Navies used mechanical fire-control systems as early as 1902 according to Wikipedia (I’m kinda being pedantic here but come on guys COMPUTERS)

Mina: yeah

Mina: those things were crazy accurate too for its time

Taragnor: hehe

Mina: even able to hit moving targets and shit too

Melty: Yeah

Mina: hell the apollo capsules had computers who’s memory was fuckin rope

Mina: literally

Mina: physical mechanical memory

Mina: made out of string and knots :-p

Melty: Haha, yep

Mina: took these women forever to literally “knit” the 1s and 0s

Taragnor: lol what?

Taragnor: rope?

Mina: essentially yeah

Taragnor: That seems pretty impractical.

Mina: lol im not making this shit up

Mina: Sachi prolly knows about it

Taragnor: You sure this wasn’t a NASA april fools joke?

Mina: since she’s studying programming

Mina: no man lol

Taragnor: Or a porno?

Mina: i saw a whole documenty that was like 10 parts long all about how the apollo shit was made

Melty: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_rope_memory

Mina: yeah thats it

Taragnor: Space flight Shibari?

Zindal (aka Ladzin): lol wow

Taragnor: Well I guess RAM was tough to come by in the 60s…

Melty: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Hamilton_(scientist)

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Anyway I’m gonna get some sleep for now, I’ll catch you guys later

Zindal (aka Ladzin): Hopefully they don’t need me at work before 10 AM

Melty: That lady was the lead designer on the Apollo flight software~

Taragnor: heh cya Tab.

Melty: Bai Tab!

Tabris is disconnected.

Mina: yeah dont clean the walls!

Mina: you’ll glow in the dark

Mina: I’ll have to re-listen to that interview

Mina: i like to listen to interviews and lectures on physics and other shit

Mina: while im laying down or doing something else

Taragnor: There’s so much weird shit in physics.

Melty: Yeah~ It’s so cool though.

Mina: you should read about that microwave drive nasa tested not too long ago

Mina: where they have no idea how it works

Melty: I especially like the weird places where it intersects with information science, like complexity theory

Mina: but it like does some crazy shit, they tested and confirmed and are like “fuck it,” we dont know how this shit works, but we’ll slap it on our satellites lol

Mina: what was that called again sachi?

Mina: you remember?

Mina: canae drive or something?

Melty: Ummmmmmm oooooooooo I remember you telling me about it I think but not what it was called

Taragnor: lol.

Mina: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-07/31/nasa-validates-impossible-space-drive

Melty: btw my data structures class is actually really interesting so far, we’re talking about computational complexity there (not anything to do with physics though)

Mina: the thing with sonny white and warp drive geometry/energy requirements was interesting too

Mina: where they got that withint feasible levels, as opposed to having to canniblaize jupiter in an anti-matter anhilation

Melty: I guess this course is like all the theoretical stuff we didn’t talk about in the individual languages and stuff

Taragnor: hehe

Melty: My professor was talking about complexity classes and some of the people looked so lost and I knew what he meant and I was like squeeeee

Mina: lol

Mina: yeah T thinks im a loon when i mentioned some crazy physics stuff

Taragnor: hehe

Mina: he always thinks im just joking

Taragnor: lol well you tell me some crazy stuff

Mina: anyways

Taragnor: like that one thing about cold fusion being suppressed by the scientific community and the men in black

Mina: whats the deal with aylanae this week T?

Mina: well i didnt say that

Mina: i just told you about the research

Taragnor: Well assuming you guys get your characters made, we can hopefulyl play this week.

Mina: i may troll you some too

Taragnor: I mean I had hoped to be able to do it.

Mina: as for cold fusion, thats kind of mainstream now actually

Taragnor: lol and you wonder why I think you’re joking about stuff :P

Mina: they just changed the name for it

Mina: now its “Low Energy Nuclear Reactions”

Mina: i guess they thought cold fusion had a stigma name wise

Mina: yeah well like min maxing 20 diff D&D builds, i got too lazy and old for trolling

Mina: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-h-bailey/low-energy-nuclear-reacti_b_6189772.html

Mina: heres a story about it

Taragnor: did they actualyl do anything practical with it though? Like I know they were promising some miracle energy generation or something

Mina: ironically, remember that interview you listened to?

Mina: The guy from MIT

Mina: not long after that, he got like randomly beaten to death mysteriously

Mina: no shit

Melty: o.o

Taragnor: yeah you told me that, that’s why I said it was the men in black :P

Mina: not sure if they solved it actually

Mina: well no im serious, he did die not long after that interview, it was kind of creepy

Mina: Eugene Mallove was his name

Melty: I love how the notation for describing the limit of a function as the argument (e.g. number of inputs to an algorithm) tends toward infinity is called big O notation because haha that’s an anime

Mina: lemme see if they even caught who killed him

Mina: hey big o was actually pretty good

Mina: for some reaosn it has batman meets mecha vibes or something

Taragnor: hehe.

Mina: or is that just me?

Melty: Yeah, it was a pretty good anime imo

Melty: The name makes me giggle though

Melty: Every time

Mina: i remember the ending being a mindfuck

Mina: but i cabnt remember exactly what the twist was lol

Taragnor: I never heard of the anime. I just assume it’s slang for orgasm.

Mina: can you remind me?

Melty: I don’t remember either ; ;

Mina: something to do with amnesia or something?

Melty: It’s been forever since I saw it

Melty: But I think it was something like that

Melty: Like everyone in the city had amnesia or some shit

Mina: it use to come on cartoon network i think T

Melty: Or the guy did

Mina: surprised you never saw it back in the day

Taragnor: heh I wasn’t really big into anime honestly.

Taragnor: I mean msot anime doesn’t realyl interest me.

Mina: well me either but i remewmber seeing it on

Taragnor: Ther’es only been a few anime I liked.

Mina: it wasnt like gundam or something it was kind of a mystery or something

Mina: despite the mecha

Mina: had a weird tone

Taragnor: yeah I’m not really a mecha type person. Never got into the giant robot stuff.

Mina: kind of gothic dystopian look or something

Melty: I’m kinda the same way anymore I feel like but back in the day I watched the shit out of Sailor Moon and Gundam Wing especially

Taragnor: Eva was the only giant robot anime I really liked.

Melty: And Robotech

Melty: And sometimes DBZ

Mina: yeah eva was good

Melty: Eva fucking rules

Mina: big O, was the only one besides that i liked that had big robots

Taragnor: Besides that, I prefer the more fantasy stuff.

Mina: yeah ive seen most of DBZ

Mina: well actually all

Mina: not GT tho

Taragnor: heh, damn… I dunno how you could even watch DBZ, like one of my friends was into it.

Taragnor: And I trieed to watch like 5 minutes of it and I was like “damn this sucks”

Mina: well thats why

Taragnor: The animation quality sucked, the plot was super slow…

Mina: i had a friend i had to ride with to school

Mina: and sit at his house after school to wait for my mom to pick me up

Taragnor: Like I don’t see why that show became super popular.

Mina: and he was a anime nut, so i had to watch it everyday after school

Mina: its actually not as bad as i made out, it has no nice bits

Melty: https://twitter.com/orcristx/status/556673504717074432

Mina: i mean its like the japanese superman or something

Melty: I don’t really like it anymore and it wasn’t my favorite

Mina: Naruto and Bleach, those are way worse than DBZ to me lol

Melty: But it was on between shit I liked to watch a lot of the time

Mina: well DBZ was old as fuck T

Mina: its like the japanese version of he-man or GI joe

Mina: it came out in the 80s or something i think

Mina: or early 90s

Mina: and honestly i never thought the animation was bad

Mina: the guy that did chrono trigger did it

Melty: Nah, not for TV when it came out

Mina: thats why chrono shit looks like DBZ

Taragnor: I dunno I found it really hard to watch.

Mina: same guy

Mina: well i wasnt saying it was great

Taragnor: Like I just couldn’t get into it at all.

Mina: i just meant it wasnt the worst show i ever saw

Mina: its basically anime superman

Melty: It’s kinda goofy and fun basically

Mina: it like didnt take itself too seriously

Taragnor: only way way slower lol.

Taragnor: Well the plot moved slow as fuck

Mina: its sorta like a sachi game in alot of ways

Taragnor: Superman could at least solve a problem in his series in one episode.

Taragnor: DBZ was like… stretched out a crazy long period of itme

Taragnor: seemed like it took forever to happen

Mina: whereas like Bleach or Naruto was like DBZ but trying to be all pretentious and cool and edgy lol

Melty: Like if I can say anything about it T the tone is probably most similar to the M&M game I was running

Mina: i hate those two damn shows

Taragnor: heh, I never watched either of those shows either. lol.

Mina: same type of genre

Mina: whats ti called sachi?

Taragnor: Also Sachi, I don’t seem to remember a single loli in DBZ.

Melty: Occasionally they’ll take some time out for some crazy shit to happen

Mina: the jaapnese superhero type trope

Taragnor: So I don’t think it’s accurate to compare it to your game

Mina: sho something?

Melty: Shonen? It’s not “superhero” but it’s like stuff aimed at young boys

Mina: well im trying to give T an idea for what “role” it fills

Melty: One Piece is shonen too

Melty: Actually One Piece is pretty good from what I saw

Mina: its analogus to like superman/batman that a young kid would watch

Melty: Attack on Titan is also shonen

Taragnor: I mean I dunno how you’d get through it Sachi with ADHD. lol. I mean I don’t have ADHD and I couldn’t pay attention to it. It just moved way too slowly.

Melty: I’m not making that up, that’s how it’s marketed and everything

Mina: what?

Melty: They have promotions at McDonald’s in Japan

Mina: oh you meant about Attack being Shonen

Melty: Yeah

Mina: yeah thats what i was trying to equate what i meant by genre

Mina: that type of stuff is like their version of how superhero stuff is over here

Mina: when we are kids

Taragnor: Well we got Japan’s ass beat in terms fo superhero cartoons.

Taragnor: Just sayin.

Melty: + sentai shows

Mina: so T is thinking out of context when he analyzes it

Taragnor: Western animation superhero stuff is way better.

Mina: its not meant to be Eva

Mina: its mean to be GI joe or something

Mina: or the x-men cartoon

Mina: he-man

Taragnor: Well I mean, I liked the western superhero shows, I did not like DBZ.

Melty: The X-Men cartoon is some good shit, I like that better than most anime tbh

Mina: yeah well you were raised here

Taragnor: Yeah, the X-men cartoon was awesome.

Mina: if youd been japanese, you’d be raving about DBZ

Melty: Like, most anime aimed at that age group at least

Mina: theres actually a few really good moments in DBZ

Melty: It’s probably because it’s got themes about diversity and stuff and shit in Japan never has that

Mina: like when vegetta sacrifices himself for trunks

Mina: or when he dies on namek and starts crying as he’s dying to goku

Mina: those i remmeber being pretty touching actually

Melty: There weren’t enough girls I liked for me to get really into it though

Mina: piccollo was cool too

Melty: Like, they didn’t fight

Mina: a green dude with eye lasers

Mina: he’s liek the japanese mr martian

Melty: That’s why my favorite one was Slayers

Taragnor: Yeah Slayers was cool.

Mina: enough girls for what sachi?

Melty: In general, really

Taragnor: The fantasy shit I tended to like the msot I think. Lodoss War, Slayers, FMA.

Melty: But they didn’t get to do jack when they showed up most of the time except the android

Mina: lol well no i meant what you were talking about

Melty: Fight shit

Mina: " There weren’t enough girls I liked for me to get really into it though"

Mina: that

Taragnor: She’s talking about a lack of lolis in DBZ I think.

Melty: Oh, DBZ

Melty: Not lolis!

Mina: haha T

Melty: Badasses

Mina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCD4PDz4JNQ

Mina: heres what i meant, sure it aint shakesphere, but i got a little misty at that when i watched it so long ago

Mina: like starting @ 50 seconds

Mina: where he gives his death speach

Taragnor: Wow this voice acting is terrible.

Mina: yeah i couldnt find the japanese dub with subtitles

Mina: theres like 50 diff voice overs for that show too lol

Mina: you got like 10 diff english versions or something

Taragnor: wow, all those episodes?

Mina: well it changes over time too or something

Mina: i dunno its complicated

Mina: i just know its butchered bad

Mina: i also know the japanese voice for goku a woman did

Melty: Yeah didn’t Funimation redub it at least once?

Mina: 2 or 3 times maybe i dunno lol

Mina: i just know its fucked up

Taragnor: yeah I can see that, the voice acting on this is… damn

Melty: IIRC it’s because a woman did it when he was a little kid in the original

Mina: i havent watched it since it aired, but i remember reading about it larer

Melty: And like, I guess they didn’t want to get rid of her or something

Mina: i mean i dont like DBZ, dont get me wrong

Mina: mostly i just meant it aint the bottom of the barrel, considering

Mina: i hate bleach more than anything prolly

Mina: that fuckin Aizen dude

Melty: My friend really really really likes Naruto

Mina: he’s worse than riddick about everything being his plan

Taragnor: never watched Bleach or Nuruto

Mina: you could take a shit or slip on a banana peel

Mina: and this guy planned it 500000 steps ago

Melty: tbh she showed me some videos of Naruto that someone upscaled + interpolated into 1080p x 60 fps and they looked fucking amazing

Mina: well its not the animation i dislike

Mina: the main character on that show i hate

Mina: naruto himself or whatever

Mina: just his design he’s like an organe hipster or something

Mina: i hate that fucking guy lol

Melty: He didn’t annoy me that bad what I saw of it, he’s kind of a shit in the beginning I think

Mina: he’s like multiple man from x-force

Mina: lol

Mina: and i hate that dude with a passion

Melty: I’m not really into it or anything but I think it’d be cool to be a magical ninja

Mina: so maybe im drawing on my multiple man hate :-p

Melty: Also that one girl is fucking hot

Mina: yeah well the concept behind the show is ok

Mina: mostly just the characters and the story trying to be melodramitc taking itself too seriously

Mina: i mean DBZ at least wasnt pretentious

Melty: Dude

Melty: Melodrama is like inherent to shonen

Mina: dudette?

Mina: yeah i guess technically, i dont really know how to sum up what i dislike about it in a coherent way

Mina: i dont be liking it nigga

Mina: that clear enough? :-p

Melty: lol, yeah

Mina: good lol

Mina: oh yeah T, all the characters in DBZ have stupid names

Mina: like all gokus peoples are food items

Taragnor: yeah lol, I kinda noticed that

Melty: False

Melty: Amazing names

Mina: well i meant stupid as in whimsical

Mina: ie doesnt take itself too seriously

Melty: Vegeta is short for vegetable in case you haven’t noticed yet

Mina: dont get all offended and shit :-p

Melty: rofl I’m not “offended”

Mina: lol i was just teasing :-p

Mina: i didnt think you literally were

Melty: His sidekick Nappa is a kind of cabbage

Melty: :3

Mina: yeah

Mina: raditz=raddish

Mina: vegeta=vegetable

Melty: Goku’s original name is Kakarot

Mina: yeah thats japlish for carrot isnt it?

Melty: Yep

Mina: or some mixture thereof

Mina: gohan is a type of rice

Melty: That’s what it’s a reference to

Mina: then you got bulmas family who are all named after underewear

Mina: doctor briefs, bloomers, bra, trunks

Melty: For some reason the Ginyu Force sticks in my mind

Mina: what were the references for them?

Mina: i dont remember

Mina: naming convention, whatever you term it

Melty: Dairy products iirc

Mina: also when you said

Mina: rofl I’m not “offended”

Mina: this is how i pictured your face as you hit enter to send

Mina: http://8ch.net/vik/src/1411143591355.gif

Melty: http://dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/Ginyu_Force

Melty: It looked more like this

Melty: https://www.wordans.ca/wvc-1334520903/wordansfiles/images/2012/4/15/137987/137987_340.jpg

Mina: haha

Taragnor: hehe

Taragnor: That’s the sachi I knw

Mina: yeah my version was prolly last sat i guess

Mina: when you were talking to T :-p

Taragnor: Yeah, things got rather heated…

Melty: nya~

  • Melty claws with her sharp fangs

Mina: lol i just realized Gs gonna have like a 10 page log with us talking about DBZ and other random bs

Melty: lololololol

Mina: he never edit outs the junk

Mina: so our after session jabbering is usually longer than the session

Taragnor: heh.

Melty: Aw shit it’s late, I really do should get some sleep

Mina: anyways, i thinl im gonna log

Melty: I dunno what exactly we’re doing in this meeting but I don’t have anything else to do

Melty: So I’m gonna do it and then get drunk and high and work on Asha probably

Mina: ?

Mina: you mean this sat?

Melty: Nah tomorrow

Mina: sorry “meeting” confused me

Melty: I have a meeting to work on this thing I’m doing for school

Mina: oh

Taragnor: hehe. okay.

Taragnor: cya.

Melty: Baibai guys~~

Sachi is disconnected.

Mina: later

Taragnor is disconnected.

Sefiros is disconnected.

Session 15

GURPS on Golarion Garrion