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RobC - Katinka Hushfoot -- AC 33/23/25 -- CMD 26 -- HP 185+32 -- Spells -- Active Effects 
Sunday September 17th, 2017 2:07:01 AM

Tink finds a nice spot to sit by the side of the deck and look out on Jericho space.

"You know, once we get back to the Wold we may not need the StarBlazer all the time. I mean, as Zane says we can teleport wherever we need to much quicker. Perhaps we could give something back to Hook City? Allow Inspector Auslander and the Hook City constabulary use of the StarBlazer. It would also mean that if we were separated it could be used as an emergency mode of transport"

Restlin (Carl) -- AC +21/+7/+18 CMD: +20 HP: 192/192 (Spells) Luck Points: 6/22 SR: 20 
Sunday September 17th, 2017 5:16:04 PM

Restlin shakes his head at Zane's comments. "Come on, man. Did our last visit to Plateau City teach us nothing? We're Dragons now. Us showing up some where is a big deal. The Lord Mayor had to throw that entire shindig together at the last minute because we couldn't be bothered to follow diplomatic protocols. When we joined the Consortium, we didn't just sign up for cool decoder rings free meals wherever we went. They threw us a giant party, assisted us in getting to where we needed to go, and we're just going to go home now & have those who left stuff behind teleport over to pick it up? That dude did us a solid, and he deserves to have us all come back and let his people know what we averted with his help."

He turns towards the ship's dragon head. "Plateau City, Mr. Dragon Ship. Make it so." He turns back to his friends, annoyed look on his face. "Seriously, am I the only one who grew up around polite company?"

...then a lightbulb goes off and he realizes he might actually be the only one who grew up around polite company. He pinches the bridge of his nose. "Just trust me on this one. It's the right thing to do. We message ahead, show up, say some words, hint that we can't keep Gargul waiting, and go home. In and out, 2 hour adventure."

DM Tanner 
Sunday September 17th, 2017 11:59:19 PM

FRIDAY POST

"Master Goodbarrel, I was made to feel positive emotions in response to the general well-being of my masters. You are safe -- I am happy!"

"Master Beriothian, I have no purpose other than to serve."

"Onward to Plateau City, good masters! Our journey will take several hours. Please make yourselves comfortable."

ooc: Anywhere particular in Plateau City you wish to go? A discrete visit during the night, or a victory parade in broad daylight? Strafe the city to excite the crowds, or quickly land next to the Lord Mayor's residence and make a quick visit?

RobC - Katinka Hushfoot -- AC 33/23/25 -- CMD 26 -- HP 185+32 -- Spells -- Active Effects 
Monday September 18th, 2017 2:45:42 AM

Tink grins a little. She would prefer a discreet visit, but she won't take this moment away from Restlin. She knows he loves a little pomp and ceremony. Not so much the ceremony but playing to the crowd and the attention. He sure loves to put on a show.

She briefly - very briefly - considers preparing and casting a Greater Teleportation spell and beating the StarBlazer to Plateau. It's enough to try and pull Restlin's leg a little

"Why send a message? If it's just to debrief, let's all teleport in and then teleport out? I can Greater Teleport us from here. No need to sail the ship, and no need for any fanfare." Tink suggests with a wink to Sesha.

"You can fly automatically to a destination without any crew aboard, can't you Starblazer?"

Zane (JCC) AC 39(33), CMB 21, CMD 36, HP 240/240, Blindsense 60' Character 
Monday September 18th, 2017 9:00:30 AM

"I believe Starblazer stated, once it had been to a location it could return if it was memorized. Since it has not memorized Hook City, it can not travel there on it's own.
If you all want to go, go ahead, I'll get the ship back to the Castle. I'm not good with crowds anyways, I think I was meant to either Sail or Fight, or even both at once."


Restlin (Carl) -- AC +21/+7/+18 CMD: +20 HP: 192/192 (Spells) Luck Points: 6/22 SR: 20 
Monday September 18th, 2017 10:44:02 AM

He looks between Sesha & Tink. "Don't get me wrong, ladies. I know we have serious business to attend to. For once, I'm willing to forgo a bunch of pomp and elbow rubbing. I just want to be sure we repay the Lord Mayor's kindness and assistance properly. If we message ahead, we'll be able to finish up our business there quicker.

"Plus, there's a servant there I owe a favor to. Best to clear it up now."

Restlin isn't sure how to fly a giant artifact dragon ship into a major city discreetly, so he's not sure they should bother. It makes sense to fly the thing right to the Lord Mayor's...castle? Was it a castle? He can't remember.

Anyway, right to the Lord Mayor.

Wyaar ( Sheet) AC 35/19/30, CMD 40 (42 temp), HP 161/153, DR 5/Evil 
Monday September 18th, 2017 11:31:58 AM

"I was not involved in your prior meeting in Plateau City so I'm not sure how it was last time... but if it the Mayor that started you on this quest it would be good to return to him. We are of the Dragon Consortium now, no longer just champions of the southern continent, but of the Wold. Let us act the part. People need their heroes."

As to how they arrive in PC he has no opinion.

Garret Goodbarrel [AC:38/34/31; +4 vs AOO HP: 167/167 Ki:12/20 CMD: 38 SR: 27] 
Monday September 18th, 2017 11:43:57 AM

Garret remains to the side in very quiet contemplation as he is still trying to figure out life, the universe, and everything...

Beriothian -- AC:34+4/18+4/32+4 HP: 262/290 CMD = 23 
Monday September 18th, 2017 9:03:23 PM

I understand the desire to forgo any formalities, but wouldn't that be pretty rude? Especially considering what happened on our arrival last time? Wasn't that was the place where they were upset with us because they didn't have time to prepare for our arrival? If so, if anything I would say we owe it to them to go through the festivities this time.

Sesha [AC 39 /16 To/38 Fl] | HP 178/178 | CMD 32] 
Monday September 18th, 2017 9:15:47 PM


"Beri has a point. We could at the very least give them a heads up. I'll ring the bell. See you all in awhile!"

Sesha gathers up her items, focuses on the location, and *poofs* with her boots of teleportation.

She arrives outside of the keep, cloak tossed back, with all of her offical badges showing. There's the symbol of Serenbeth in her hair, the symbol of her yet to be recognized house in It'lal, her Woldian League of Adventurers Badge, and of course, her Iron Dragons signet ring.

She announces herself to whomever it is that handles this sort of thing.

"Sesha of the Iron Dragons, here to give notice that the rest of our flight is in transit. Last time there was some .. ah.. commotion because of our sudden arrival. We thought we might give some notice this time, not that we expect ceremony, but because if ceremony is to be had like last time, you might appreciate the advanced warning."



RobC - Katinka Hushfoot -- AC 33/23/25 -- CMD 26 -- HP 185+32 -- Spells -- Active Effects 
Monday September 18th, 2017 10:50:15 PM

Tink gives Sesha a small wave as she disappears. The telepathic dragon rings should keep everyone in touch.

Bosk AC: 33/16/29 CMD: 34 172 hp /172 (27+18 are temp) Spells  
Monday September 18th, 2017 11:12:56 PM

Bosk sits back and sips a dark dwarven stout. "I do not know about city etiquette, but I understand tasting and honor. I will go along with whatever Testlin suggests on this one."

DM Tanner 
Monday September 18th, 2017 11:46:21 PM

Sesha teleports to front grounds of Lord Sturtavent's manor (built like a castle, but the size of a manor house). It takes a few minutes of escalating messages between servants, but eventually she is met by the chief steward who escorts her to the same private rooms as before. He informs her the Lord Mayor will see the Iron Dragons when they have all arrived, as he needs time to summon his advisers to hear their report.

The Starblazer arrives over Plateau City. By the time you touch down in front of the manor house, a small crowd has formed. It is not the throng as the last time you visited, and it appears the Lord Mayor has tried to keep your impending visit as quiet as possible. It is difficult to hide a flying caravel, however, and word quickly sweeps through the nearby neighborhoods. By the time you reach the front doors, several hundred people are gathered around the courtyard and are being prevented from approaching the ship by a ring of guardsmen.

The chief steward stands ready to meet you, and escorts you to the same chambers where Sesha is staying. Servants are now aware of your arrival, and it is nothing but curtsies and bows between the foyer and the private rooms. You rejoin Sesha, and are quickly followed by a line of servants carrying charcuterie trays, bowls of water for washing, and a fussy little man with a clipboard who inquires if anyone would like a hot bath before their audience tonight.

It is currently 2:00PM, and your audience with the Lord Mayor will be after dinner at 8:00PM. You are informed of the Lord Mayor's great regret that he cannot meet you for dinner, but he does not wish for certain nobility to have contact with you prior to the audience. You are, however, promised a sumptuous feast in your private rooms.

Do you have anything to accomplish prior to dinner and your audience?

RobC - Katinka Hushfoot -- AC 33/23/25 -- CMD 26 -- HP 185+32 -- Spells -- Active Effects 
Tuesday September 19th, 2017 5:02:24 AM

As much as she may say otherwise, Tink is starting to enjoy the celebrity status of the group. She doesn't enjoy having people wait on her though and prefers to pick at any fruit already in a bowl on a table.

"Seems we have some time to kill. Perhaps we could quickly duck in to the catacombs to sell this haul?"

OOC: Did anyone want to keep anything? I'll total everything together so everyone can see the loot, and whatever isn't claimed will be sold off

*EDIT: Link attached. I work it out at 66,371gp each

Restlin (Carl) -- AC +21/+7/+18 CMD: +20 HP: 192/192 (Spells) Luck Points: 6/22 SR: 20 
Tuesday September 19th, 2017 10:17:00 AM

Restlin would like the ring of evasion & one of the tomes of clear thought.

**

Restlin waves to the crowds as they land. He doesn't ham it up too much, but he enjoys attention. He responds very amicably to the question of bathing. "My goodness man, YES. A hot bath would be perfect. If you have any lavender, no...sandalwood oil, even better!" The others could sell stuff at the catacombs. This was important.

After the bath, he seeks out his given room at the manor to retrieve his stuff. He also hunts down that nice follower of Wardd who agreed to watch his stuff. "Here, take this fan. I found it in..." he stops himself. He can't very well go telling this woman what happened before he tells the Lord Mayor. "Well, I found it someplace it shouldn't have been. Had no use for it myself, but it was found on a luck quest, so it's gonna be useful to someone at some point. Hopefully that person's you!" He teaches her the command word to activate it, then leaves her with a bow & heads back to meet up in time for dinner. He is refreshed, happy, and ready to eat.

Wyaar ( Sheet) AC 35/19/30, CMD 40 (42 temp), HP 161/153, DR 5/Evil 
Tuesday September 19th, 2017 11:37:32 AM

"Hmm.. let me take a look at the pile. I haven't had a chance to yet.." and Wyaar goes to do just that. A bath would be good too probably after all the Gore children stank.

Garret Goodbarrel [AC:38/34/31; +4 vs AOO HP: 167/167 Ki:12/20 CMD: 38 SR: 27] 
Tuesday September 19th, 2017 12:49:03 PM

Garret looks around when Sesha disappear to announce their arrival. As the ship flies through space, he digs through some of the pile of treasure that has been accumulated. He checks out the headband with the yellow gem and compare it to his own. He notices that it is more powerful and he could make use of it. He also notices the small pile of books and takes a close look at them.

When the ship arrives, Garret waves to the people who have gathered. He tries to reach out to high five anyone close. As they enter the place and they are offered a bath, Garret raises his arm and gives a big sniff. He says, "Nah, I think I'm good." (He is not good, he smells. Bad.) His eyes to light up at the prospect of a feast.

OOC:
Could use the headband of mental prowess (might stop him from stinking the place up quite as often).
Could also use books: gainful exercise, tome of understanding, and manual of quickness.

Zane (JCC) AC 39(33), CMB 21, CMD 36, HP 240/240, Blindsense 60' Character 
Tuesday September 19th, 2017 1:41:07 PM

"Think I'd rather the Gold, then purchase whatever it is I can use. A couple of those books would be great though...."



Sesha [AC 39 /16 To/38 Fl] | HP 178/178 | CMD 32]  d8=6 ;
Tuesday September 19th, 2017 5:20:00 PM


Sesha had previously mentioned interest in the Tome of Clear thought, and was still interested in it. Otherwise, there wasn't much that had grabbed her attention.

Having bathed before the others arrived, Sesha was happy and in general good spirits. Ready for dinner, Sesha adds her own small bit of cooking to the group, spending the time to cast and prepare an extended Heroes Feast. She was aware it might be a little unexpected, a guest aiding in the meal preparation, but she would insist without giving an inch if someone tried to shoo her away.

Usually this was an end of the day sort of spell, but who knew what the next 24 hours would bring?

She makes sure to keep the extra portions she is capable of making set aside, for any dignitary or noble of high rank. (Sesha can make 20 servings, and the party consumes 7.)

(You bring forth a great feast, including a magnificent table, chairs, service, and food and drink. The feast takes 1 hour to consume, and the beneficial effects do not set in until this hour is over. Every creature partaking of the feast is cured of all sickness and nausea, receives the benefits of both neutralize poison and remove disease, and gains 16 temporary HP after imbibing the nectar-like beverage that is part of the feast. The ambrosial food grants each creature that partakes a +1 morale bonus on attack rolls and Will saves and a +4 morale bonus on saving throws against poison and fear effects for 24 hours..)

(We all get the bonuses, as well as the 16 temp hp for 24 hours.)

Bosk AC: 33/16/29 CMD: 34 172 hp /172 (27+18 are temp) Spells  
Tuesday September 19th, 2017 8:01:35 PM

Bosk too like through the loot. "I want to look into these holy symbols to make sure there is nothing special about them. I would not want a powerful item to fall into the wrong hands. Other than that, I am fine."

Beriothian -- AC:34+4/18+4/32+4 HP: 262/290 CMD = 23 
Tuesday September 19th, 2017 9:09:37 PM

I think you'll find that many of us will take you up on the bath offer. We've magically cleaned ourselves off many times, but after our last adventure I think the tactile feel of actual water and scrubbing is needed.
Beri reaches up and scratches his his chin.
Oh, and if I could borrow a sharp straight razor it would be greatly appreciated.

DM Tanner 
Tuesday September 19th, 2017 11:46:02 PM

You all receive hot baths made to order, with a generous selection of oils, aromatics, and light music played while you soak your bodies. The stink of gore is washed away, though some of you have to rinse several times and require a servant or two with stiff brushes.

Bosk examines the holy symbols. There is nothing special about them.

Tink vanishes to the Catacombs once everyone agrees on how to split the treasure (hand-wave, we can assume you finished shopping and returned).

The chief steward arrives at your room at 7:50PM and escorts you to a small antechamber. After a minute or two of waiting and whispered messages through a small window in the door, the thick-framed door is swung open and you find yourself in a well-appointed chamber. Lord Mayor Sturtavent sits in an impressive chair at the head of the room. He is flanked by several noblemen, though they appear much more physically fit and martial than the typical nobleman. Also present is Father Eorcenbald, you gives you a twinkling grandpa smile.

"Welcome, Iron Dragons. Welcome!" The Lord Mayor beckons you forward. A semi-circle of comfortable chairs stand opposite the gathering of nobility. "Please, sit down and tell us everything." He nods to a servant, who stands ready with quill and parchment to record the meeting.

RobC - Katinka Hushfoot -- AC 33/23/25 -- CMD 26 -- HP 185+32 -- Spells -- Active Effects 
Wednesday September 20th, 2017 7:31:06 AM

"It was nothing, really. We traveled, found something big, killed it from the inside. That's the abridged version. If you have the time - and the parchment - I suspect you're about to get the detailed version" Tink says as she settles into the comfortable chair.

Tink will have picked up some crafting materials while in the CC. She wants something to occupy her time on the journey back to Hook.

Wyaar ( Sheet) AC 35/19/30, CMD 40 (42 temp), HP 161/153, DR 5/Evil 
Wednesday September 20th, 2017 9:28:30 AM

Wyaar steps into the room and tips into a bow for the gather nobility. He moves towards the indicating chairs and gives Restlin a nudge in the ribs, "Tell them about how you killed something with your sword. That tale should be spread far and wide." and settles on down to let someone more familiar with what they were up to explain the tale.

Restlin (Carl) -- AC +21/+7/+18 CMD: +20 HP: 192/192 (Spells) Luck Points: 6/22 SR: 20  d20+20=32 ;
Wednesday September 20th, 2017 10:20:18 AM

Well, Restlin wasn't going to make a big deal of things, but if his friends insist...

The Mendicant, still wearing the impeccable suit provided by the Lord Mayor on the last visit stands. "I wouldn't call it nothing. The capable sailors and vessel you provided delivered us safely to our destination. We fought our way through elves, dragonkin, even a flesh golem or two...I've legitimately forgotten how many there were, if we're being honest. We defeated a menagerie of monsters crafted by an abused, insane monstrolloger. Then, we defeated Vivian herself, though her phylactery was no where to be found.

"What we did find was an intelligent, flying ship capable of navigating Jericho Space. The look of panic on Vivian's eyes as it told us it could return to its previous destination was all the proof we needed to pursue it. So, we did.

"We flew into Jericho Space on our ship, when Gimp contacted us & let us know it sensed something nearby. That something turned out to be..." he pauses to cast a silent image spell of the flaming oma. "An oma. A giant, flaming, space whale."

Restlin pulls a chunk of rose quartz from his pouch. "After an initial mishap, I was able to posses the body of the thing and allow a number of my fellow Dragons to enter and find what Gimp had warned us about. As expected, they discovered, and destroyed, Vivian's phylactery. The lich will bother these lands no more. The oma...rewarded us appropriately for ridding her of the thing. How she did so is not a topic for polite company." He wonders if any sea-faring folk around here will be able to guess about the ambergris.

"That done, we continued on to find...Soma." He changes the silent image to one of the living asteroid. "A giant, sentient asteroid crafted by the death dragon cult. We dragons fought through long stretches of intestine and Wardd knows what else. We fought nearly a hundred trolls. We defeated dozens of fleshcrafted monstrosities and finally took down the priests of the cult."

Then, Restlin freezes. He had completely forgotten about the rubber piggie in his pouch until that moment. It should have turned back into a nerve cluster hours ago. He pulls the piggie out, eyes it warily, then shrugs. Guess its staying a pig after all.

He raises the thing high. "This is the polymorphed remains of Soma's brain." He lowers it down & strokes its head. "I've named it Waddles." He returns it to his pouch.

"As far as we know, the Death Dragon cult is no more. We were able to remove the block preventing Gargul from detecting the cult's true source of power, but have yet to discuss Gargul's findings with him.

"Please accept our gratitude for your continued hospitality, Lord Mayor. As well as the transport to Farpoint Island. Also to you as well, Father Eorcenbald, though I'm afraid your assistance will be once again needed in the very near future." They still had to have their audience with Gargul. The high priest here seems like a great way to arrange that quickly.

Diplomacy: 32 - In case I've said something gauche that Restlin would know better.

Garret Goodbarrel [AC:38/34/31; +4 vs AOO HP: 167/167 Ki:12/20 CMD: 38 SR: 27] 
Wednesday September 20th, 2017 11:44:04 AM

Garret avoids the bath unless someone forces him into one. Instead, he walks about, exploring the rooms and place they are contained in. He looks for some windows so he can wave to people outside. He eats Sesha's feast until he is absolutely stuffed and has to adjust the robe holding up his pants. He smiles, burps, and thanks Sesha for the grub.

When they arrive in the room with the nobles, he looks around and bumps Restlin and says, "There's no food here. Is that normal? Are we in trouble?"

Then he sits back and lets Restlin tell the story of their adventures, still keeping an eye out for some extra food or servants who look like they might want to bring him a snack.

Zane (JCC) AC 39(33), CMB 21, CMD 36, HP 240/240, Blindsense 60' Character 
Wednesday September 20th, 2017 2:05:31 PM

Zane lets Restlin speak, and stands near the back, staying quiet. He's ready to go, moments after they are escorted into the Lord Mayors presence.....

Sesha [AC 39 /16 To/38 Fl] | HP 178/178 | CMD 32] 
Wednesday September 20th, 2017 8:25:27 PM


Sesha is barely present in the proceedings, worrying ahead about the meeting with Gargul. Those are always so.. shaky. You can never tell what's going to happen with that guy.



Beriothian -- AC:34+4/18+4/32+4 HP: 306/290 CMD = 23 
Wednesday September 20th, 2017 9:10:08 PM

After a hot bath and a shave with sandalwood soap Beriothian is feeling much better. There is nothing quite like a good shave to make you feel refreshed. On the way to the small antechamber Beri grabs a charcuterie tray from his room knowing someone will want a snack at some point. While Restlin is in the middle of regaling their benevolent host with the party's voyage through space, the druid notices Garret looking around for food, and passes him the tray... after taking one last sausage.

***
ambrosial food : +1 morale bonus on attack rolls and Will saves and a +4 morale bonus on saving throws against poison and fear effects for 24 hours.

Bosk AC: 33/16/29 CMD: 34 172 hp /172 (27+18 are temp) Spells  
Wednesday September 20th, 2017 11:48:29 PM

Bosk has a prestidigitation spell cast on himself to remove the bigger chunk before climbing into the tub of hot water. "No sense in soaking in gore soup." The blond taur eases himself into the hot water with Frankincense and Ylag Ylang.

After drying off Bosk smiles as he puts on the tailored upgrades his outfit to fit over is armor so that it is functional and elegant while still presenting the dangerous nature of a Grim Avenger. After a little cleaning the Chimera jacket looks once again elegant with the matching dragon scale boots and belt with adornments for the most formal of occasions. the custom scabbards and sheath for his 5 1/2 ft bastard sword are highlighted across his back. On his chest is his WLA pin while his Iron Dragon clasp holds his cloak closed.

He then joins the others at the banquet, and recognizes Sesa's contribution. He thanks everyone for the meal and the service and adds what detail he can the the retelling of their adventures.

As the others speak Bosk reflects that he looks forward to seeing Gargul again, but is worried about what revelation lies before them.

An Audience with the Lord High Mayor - [DM Hugh] 
Wednesday September 20th, 2017 11:58:05 PM

DM Post incoming

An Audience with the Lord High Mayor - [DM Hugh] 
Thursday September 21st, 2017 1:14:04 AM

Tink says, "It was nothing, really. We traveled, found something big, killed it from the inside. That's the abridged version. If you have the time - and the parchment - I suspect you're about to get the detailed version"

Wyaar says to Restlin, "Tell them about how you killed something with your sword. That tale should be spread far and wide." and settles on down to let someone more familiar with what they were up to explain the tale." as he nudges the mage-priest in the ribs before having a seat in one of the comfortable chairs.

Restlin gives the Lord High Mayor the long version of events while in his fancy suit. During the retelling he whips out his new Soma brain turned rubber piggy named Waddles and asks for further assistance from Father Eorcenbald.

Garret says "There's no food here. Is that normal? Are we in trouble?" when they reach the room where the Lord High Mayor has set for the meeting. He keeps his eye out for food while Restlin does his thing.

Zane lets Restlin speak and then stands near the back being ready to go whenever the audience concludes.

Sesha is barely present in the meeting as she is distracted by the prospect of the group's impending meeting with Gargul.

Beri reflects on how good being shaven feels and had the forsight to grab a tray of food prior to the meeting. He passes the try to Garret when he notices the halfling's hunger.

Bosk sees his upgraded outfit came together nicely and had thanked Sesha for the meal before they reached the chamber. He too thinks the upcoming meeting with Gargul but he is looking forward to it while Sesha is dreading it.

After Tink and Restlin give news of your recent adventurers to the Lord High Mayor and his assembled advisors they talk amongst themselves in conference. It is hard to make out what is being said but it does look like they seem concerned by the revelations of Soma and the Gargul blocking artifact. After a few minutes of talking amongst themselves, Father Eorcenbald bows to the Lord High Mayor then to the Iron Dragons and quickly leaves the room.

After Father Eorcenbald departs, the Lord High Mayor addresses the chamber, "Father Eorcenbald extends his deepest regrets that he cannot fulfill your current request. We were lucky enough to catch him before he left for the enclave of the upper echelons of the clergy of Gargul. It would be rude to detain him further considering the potential implications that could stem from the nature of their topic of discussion. In the wake of changes among the blood witch practitioners and how the great Gods of the Wolds no longer treat with them a retreat was called to debate the matter and determine if an official response is warranted. Some of the more extreme members of the clergy are calling for a crusade against the blood witches. As you know Father Eorcenbald is a moderating voice and if cooler heads are to prevail on the blood witch question he will be needed there. The enclave itself is being held in an undisclosed location and not even Dragon groups are allowed to disturb it. Given that one of your number could be considered the most prominent blood witch in existence right now it would probably be best not to disturb it. With that being said if there is any other way we could potentially assist you please do not hesitate to ask. However, before we do that some of my other advisors have questions and concerns they would like you to address."

The Lord High Mayor takes a seat while his militant noblemen advisors ask a variety of questions seeking to understand the potential threat posed by the Death Dragon Cult, their capabilities and useful tactics for combating them in the future.

You answer to the best of your ability and the advisors seem satisfied with your answers, the Lord High Mayor stands once again and says, "Before we conclude this meeting, please let us know if there is any further assistance we can provide you outside of the services of Lord Eorcenbald. Otherwise you are free to go, but we would still like to be kept appraised of the situation with the Death Dragon Cult as it develops.

Sesha [AC 39 /16 To/38 Fl] | HP 178/178 | CMD 32] 
Thursday September 21st, 2017 2:04:47 AM



Sesha tenses, and locks her eyes in a seething glare.

"Call a crusade against Blood Witches? We aren't some solid wall or faction. It would be a crusade against the mist! That major deities forbid to treat with a Witch is proof they were never worth our time in the first place."

She jabs her thumb into her chest.

"I'd make it a busy week for Lord Gargul and expensive for his clerics! Those true diamonds for resurrections aren't cheap."

RobC - Katinka Hushfoot -- AC 33/23/25 -- CMD 26 -- HP 185+32 -- Spells -- Active Effects 
Thursday September 21st, 2017 7:30:11 AM

Tink sighs as Sesha let's the attendees know what she really thinks. She speaks over the telepathic link

"Nice one Sesha. You just lost your cool with the ones who are acting as the moderators and voice of reason to the extremists. If anything you have hurt your cause and given more ammunition to those that would oppose bloodwitches. You may have even given them cause to pursue other bloodwitches in the area"

Tink tries to repair the damage and basically help the group get out of here.

"You'll have to excuse my friend. It has been a long and difficult journey, and we have been far from our home for some time. By your leave we will return to Hook City"

Tink gives a slight bow as she turns for the exit, shaking her head as she does so.

Diplomacy: 36: 26 + Take10

Restlin (Carl) -- AC +21/+7/+18 CMD: +20 HP: 192/192 (Spells) Luck Points: 6/22 SR: 20 
Thursday September 21st, 2017 11:24:21 AM

Restlin grumbles a bit internally. He was with Sesha on this one, but had a strict "no white-knighting" policy where his paramour was concerned. He moves to her side, showing solidarity without speaking on her behalf. He imagines they've just seen some foreshadowing of their next bit of trouble once Gargul's usurper was dealt with.

Either way this little Mendicant's eager to get out of here.



Garret Goodbarrel [AC:38/34/31; +4 vs AOO HP: 167/167 Ki:12/20 CMD: 38 SR: 27] 
Thursday September 21st, 2017 11:32:49 AM

Garret senses the tension in the room and quickly and quietly moves over to stand with Sesha, still grasping the nice tray of snacks that Beri had helpfully provided. He even offers the tray to the nearest non-dragon member when he takes his place near Sesha.

Zane (JCC) AC 39(33), CMB 21, CMD 36, HP 240/240, Blindsense 60' Character 
Thursday September 21st, 2017 1:40:02 PM

Over the link,"I just had a scary thought....What if the Death Cult is behind this Crusade Talk.... If they are trying to focus on death, what better way than to cause the death of so many on both sides of a fight....."
Zane's worry shows on his face, "Lord Mayor, this is disturbing news. Sesha here is as temperamental as I can be often, and this involves herself, so please pardon her reaction. But I think we are going to become included in this meeting whether or not we want to. With so many High Clergy in one location, what better way than to decapitate the Gods, which is what I think this whole thing has been about all along.
We must leave, and leave now, it's more important than ever we get home and get on with our mission....."


Wyaar ( Sheet) AC 35/19/30, CMD 40 (42 temp), HP 161/153, DR 5/Evil 
Thursday September 21st, 2017 2:59:21 PM

"I think Zane may be correct. We need to be moving on as soon as we can. There is much at stake." Wyaar says.

Beriothian -- AC:34+4/18+4/32+4 HP: 306/290 CMD = 23 
Thursday September 21st, 2017 9:03:19 PM

I hope he's wrong, but the thread of the Wold tend to weave together in interesting ways. In any case, you don't want to keep a god waiting so we probably should head out in the morning.

It does sound like a lot's been happening since we left, especially related to blood witches. Is there anything else happening of note that we should be aware of?


Bosk AC: 33/16/29 CMD: 34 172 hp /172 (27+18 are temp) Spells  
Thursday September 21st, 2017 10:37:56 PM

Bosk waits to see what the others think, but reserves his opiniobs until after he hears what Gargul has to say.

An Audience with the Lord High Mayor - [DM Hugh] 
Friday September 22nd, 2017 2:11:33 AM

DM Post incoming

An Audience with the Lord High Mayor - [DM Hugh] 
Friday September 22nd, 2017 3:33:07 AM

Sesha tenses and locks eyes in a seething glare,
"Call a crusade against Blood Witches? We aren't some solid wall or faction. It would be a crusade against the mist! That major deities forbid to treat with a Witch is proof they were never worth our time in the first place."

She jabs her thumb into her chest.

"I'd make it a busy week for Lord Gargul and expensive for his clerics! Those true diamonds for resurrections aren't cheap."

Tink points out over the telepathic link that Sesha's outburst may have hurt the cause. She then tries to repair any potential damage through diplomacy.

Restlin grumbles a bit then stands with Sesha silently in solidarity as his own policy prevents him from white knighting.

Garret silently walks over to stand by Sesha and Restlin sensing the tension in the room. He offers the tray to the nearest non dragon in his own effort to lower tensions.

Zane sends the hypothesis over the link that crusade talk might be part of the Death Dragon Cult's plans. To the assembly he says, "Lord Mayor, this is disturbing news. Sesha here is as temperamental as I can be often, and this involves herself, so please pardon her reaction. But I think we are going to become included in this meeting whether or not we want to. With so many High Clergy in one location, what better way than to decapitate the Gods, which is what I think this whole thing has been about all along.
We must leave, and leave now, it's more important than ever we get home and get on with our mission....."

Wyaar states the need to move on.

Beri notes that much has happened in Wold since they left and that they should probably head out in the morning. He also questions if anything else is happening the Iron Dragons should be aware of.

Bosk waits to hear what others have to say but resolves to not form any opinions until after they speak with Gargul.

The Lord High Mayor says to Tink, "No apologies necessary. We can certainly empathize with Sesha's reaction given the circumstances."

To Sesha he says, "Lady Matron in Waiting please note that both the office of the Lord High Mayor and Father Eorcenbald himself are on your side, that is the side of not bothering the witches over some change to how magic works in the Wold. In fact part of reason we went out of our way to get Father Eorcenbald to this meeting was so that he could share the latest updates of your encounter with the Death Dragon Cult with the rest of the clergy. Whoever is masquerading as Gargul is a much greater threat than a smattering of witches who are not hurting anything. Furthermore, it could be argued the blood witches are actually helping considering how you contributed greatly to the success of the recent mission on Soma, Lady Matron in Waiting and have earned the title of Iron Dragon in your own right. Additionally a war between the followers of Gargul and the blood witches is not in the interest of the continued stability of Plateau City and New Elanna as a whole as a crusade could devolve into an interracial incident and a greater war between the surface drow and the other races given your standing as a Matron in Waiting. It is Father Eorcenbald's hope that the resolution of the Clergy will be that the Eyes of Gargul will be neutral with respect to blood witches as a whole but that individual witches who use forbidden spells might face the consequence of being labeled anathema and barred from the entrance to any Church of Gargul or contact with any of His clerics and that Blood witches who use the Reincarnation spell will have to answer to Gargul himself eventually. In this way collective punishment can be avoided and the misdeeds of a few bad actors can be dealt with accordingly in a just manner."

To the assembled Dragons as a whole he says, "You may stay the night in the quarters you previously occupied, thus allowing you to rest before your journey home or set out now for Hook City with a letter of safe passage I'm ordering drawn up. I'm not sure who would bother a Dragon Consortium group in a flying dragon ship but it is the least I could do. The choice is one you will have to figure out yourselves because it seems like you don't currently have a consensus. The office of the Lord High Mayor and Plateau City itself thanks you for the knowledge you have provided and for dealing with the threat posed by the cells of the Death Dragon Cult you have encountered. We humbly remind you to update us on any new information that comes to light on who is masquerading as Gargul and of any additional cells in operation. Meeting adjourned!"

The Lord High Mayor bows and then exits the chamber, Militant nobleman in tow. A short time after that a page runs up to you delivering the Mayor's proclamation of safe passage and some servants show up a little after that asking if you would like to return to your rooms or if your possessions in the rooms should be loaded on the dragon ship. The choice is yours.

Sesha [AC 39 /16 To/38 Fl] | HP 178/178 | CMD 32] 
Friday September 22nd, 2017 3:58:24 AM


Sesha bows, and only then does her anger cool enough to consider what she just said, right in front of Bosk, who was as deep in Garguls service as one could get.

"Yea, uh. About that."

She rests her look on Bosk, searching his face for emotion. He was always so stoic though.

"Never you, Bosk. I don't -think- you'd follow an order from your church to purge me, and I'd never put a spell on you without it being an issue of self defense."

There were a whole lot more minutia and qualifiers in her mind, but she was so frustrated it didn't seem like a good time to try and spell it out, detail by agonizing detail.

"Not sorry Tink. Before I was born, my people were systemically declared traitor and evil by the other elves, because we were different. When I was a girl, my family was captured and sold by another tribe, because we were different - and valuable. Now as a woman, other witches like me are threatened , even in passing, by a religious group because they are different. I wasn't old enough, or cognizant, to defend my people in either capacity the first time.

This time... "


She lets the thought end there before her blood boiled again. Eorcenbald had to come through, and part of doing her job was making sure she trusted other people to do theirs.

RobC - Katinka Hushfoot -- AC 33/23/25 -- CMD 26 -- HP 185+32 -- Spells -- Active Effects 
Friday September 22nd, 2017 5:56:23 AM

Tink just sighs once more but says nothing. Nothing would change Sesha's view on the matter. Perhaps nothing should? But antagonising officials trying to help your cause never works out well. Sesha may not see the wisdom in that now, but perhaps in time.

"Let's just head back to the tower. Make sure everything is still where we left it"

Garret Goodbarrel [AC:38/34/31; +4 vs AOO HP: 167/167 Ki:12/20 CMD: 38 SR: 27] 
Friday September 22nd, 2017 11:36:21 AM

Garret remains by Sesha's side and flexes his muscles at a nearby guard. He says through the link, "Maybe we should just get on out of this place without staying the night."

Zane (JCC) AC 39(33), CMB 21, CMD 36, HP 240/240, Blindsense 60' Character 
Friday September 22nd, 2017 2:43:17 PM

"Lord Mayor, Thank you for the offer of Lodgings for the night, but with the ship we can be home before you'd think, and there are room aboard as well. We will be well rested for our continuation of the mission, plus, it'd be safer if we left from the Tower for our impending visit to Lord Gargul."
Zane makes to leave, if the rest follow, he makes his way to Starblazer and as soon as the others are aboard, gets them started for Hook City, if it's faster to hit the edge of space, he'll do that, or just circle the Wold.

Bosk AC: 33/16/29 CMD: 34 172 hp /172 (27+18 are temp) Spells  
Friday September 22nd, 2017 7:29:24 PM

Bosk shakes his head at Sesha. "The abuse of Woldsblood offends Gargul, but just as clerics of Gargul do not hunt down everyone who has ever killed a man, neither do I expect him to go after every witch. Typically it is murder and abuse on a large scale that draws the attention of the gods...still...with someone impersonating the gods we will want to keep our attention on this. Even worse than the abuse of Woldsblood is the impersonation and blasphemous false teachings of a god."

Beriothian -- AC:34+4/18+4/32+4 HP: 306/290 CMD = 23 
Friday September 22nd, 2017 9:08:57 PM

Beri looks around, the group seems to be ready to head out.
Well, it sounds like the Wold has been busy while we were away. I'm actually quite interested in what Gargul himself has to say on this. With so many people claiming their will is that of the gods, I feel blessed that we will actually have a chance to hear for ourselves.

Restlin (Carl) -- AC +21/+7/+18 CMD: +20 HP: 192/192 (Spells) Luck Points: 6/22 SR: 20 
Saturday September 23rd, 2017 9:10:01 PM

Restlin is very ready to head home. He'll gather his belongings and head to the ship as soon as he's able. If there are sleeping quarters on the ship, he'll turn in quickly. Dude's tired.

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