A Thread of Fate

Session 3

How many more people must we meet before I can slay something

Edriene joins the party – read Asimovs journal for flavor!

With nearly a week of dead ends and a coin purse nearly empty, the group decides to defy the words of Allendi and go towards the Scepter Tower. From a distance the tower seems all to easy to enter, despite the thin cloud of mist and overgrown vegetation. However upon reach closer to the tower the visage of the once meek tower, turn to a much darker visage. The Scepter Tower seems to grow in size and the surroundings grow darker and more threatening. Lightning cracks in the sky frequently, but the party continues on, determined to reach some better understanding. As they approch, stones begin to grumble and as if the tower could speak it asks a riddle of the adventurers. Halting immediatly and sensing the danger if they contiued without answering the party ponders the question. At once Asimov and O’grim reply “Pencil Lead”. Feeling reassured that the answer was correct by the sound of stones rumble, the party continues forward. Only moving a another 15 feet the party is once again posed a riddle. However, this one is tougher. The party takes time answering this question, and thinking they have gotten the correct answer, Ballreich moves closer, only to be struck with a crack of black lightning and launched backwards many feet. Continuing to ponder, the newest member of the group (the Eladrin Wizard – Edriene) finally comes to the conclusion of “The Head of a Nail.” Again hearing the grumble of stone against stone they continue. But again as they move closer, the tower ask another riddle. Of course this one is harder than the last… Taking several minutes to think, none of the answers are meet with approval. Fed up, the paladin Ballreich trys to move forward only to be struck again by the black lightning. However the surge of electricity must of caused something to click in master Foehammer’s mind, for he immediately answered “A Wedding Band.” Nearing the last 15 feet of the castle they are meet with one last question, to which all have heard and almost in unison reply “Silence.”

Upon reaching the gargantuan doors to the Scepter Tower they find it to be locked by 3 giant locks. On either side of the door lies a clock-like puzzle with 3 hands stretching out onto assorted type of symbols numbering 9 slots each. With no clue how to enter they, blindly test the puzzle. After pulling on the door to no avail, a giant stone figure seems to step out of the tower as if a man through a door. With golem stepping in dominant stride, Ballreich attempts to calm the animated rock with words… and he does. Noting that the golems right hand is the key to the final piece in the puzzle, the party investigates any information about the tower. However, Ziggan (the Golem) either knows little or is not willing to give up such valuable information about the Tower which he so fervently defends. Conceding that they do not have enough information to enter the tower in such a direct manner the party leaves Ziggan and his Scepter tower to look for the still fabled entrances to the tower.. underground.

Realizing the surest way to get underground was to follow the Kobold tunnels the group returns to Kal Clewsoro’s camp to purchase information about the nearby entrance. Parting with a few precious gems, Kal marks the entrance to the tunnel on their Map. The party then goes out in search of it, but nightfall makes it all but impossible to find the entrance. Choosing to rest they make camp for the night. In the throws of dawns early light, Garret (the ranger) notices in the distance a small figure crawling prone along the ground. It seems to dissappear behind a hill, but upon closer inspection the group finds that this is the hidden passage, an entrance into the underground! Taking their time to carefully journey to some 50 feet straight down into the tunnels, the first to reach the bottom is met with the thud of throwing hammers. After cracking a sunrod, they reveal it to be a kobold trapsmith who just happens to be working on his latest mechanism. Tempting the less tactical of the bunch the kobold draws the group into many all of his traps over the next few minutes. Utilizing every trick in his book the kobold hinders the group severly. Finally catching up to the now dubbed “little basterd” by Asimov, the trapster opts to retreat into a the armory. Entering the room the party notes 4 halflings tied up against the wall. Could these be the members of the Darrano clan which they were seeking? None would be able to find out, because when the final sword was sheathed the (still un-named) party had slain the last of the half-lings turned Wererats along with the trapster.

Wisely choosing to rest after bloody and exhausting fight the group still ponder the various quandries surrounding this fortress of ancient magic. How do we reach Lady Saharel? What will I ask Lady Saharel upon reaching her? Why has Lady Saharel not been seen in 6 months and is she in danger? Why do I choose to continually put my life on the line to reach her? What power does this elemental pillar hold? Who is after it? Where did the body of the small person from the construct battle go? Why are the half-lings and kobolds working together? And how does the note from a ghost read my name and the names of my compatriots?!

Comments

Thx for the background but you might want to read it, it’s kinda wierd.

Don’t know what our new international joueur de rĂ´le is going to be, but I hope he speaks spanish! JK but he is gunna show up maybe a little early to work on his sheet… So aaron and josh… be nice. Maybe try to catch him up on things. He said he’s going to bike their so yea… he’ll be the tired one.

Ummmm yea, more words in this post… ummm… probably forgetting something… ohhh, prepare for your doom and what not~

ps- rawrrr I’m a monster

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Scrubs? I love JD, but he’s such a fucking idiot sometimes. lol. Dr Cox is by far my favorite, and not just cuz he has a cool name.

As for the noob… he’s fucking biking to the game??? In winter? Jeebus, I thought I had some dedication driving an hour on back country roads with suicidal deer. ugh. but yeah, I’ll do my best not to maim the guy before the game actually starts. I can’t speak for Josh though (he’s a dick. lol)

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Something funny here

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That’s pretty funny. Any idea who does the voice, he sounds familiar. Almost like the Angry Video Gamer Guy, but not quite.

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Alright, good session guys I hope you all had fun, I did! You are all not level three so go ahead and pick your level 3 Encounter powers (I def think last combat taught you about your abilities). Unfortunatly you do not get the new powers until you sleep :( but you do get the bonus max hitpoints now. I invited Erik to the boards btw.

Game time its only about 9 am. What you all choose to do from here is, as always, up to you. Whether you choose to forge on or take the rest of the day to recover will determine if we can Role Play online. I can do a 12noon-6pm game March 8th (this weekend), the 15th is no chance of play and 22nd is a probably yes. Lemme know whats up with who can make what. Exams and Papers have a death grip on my nuts and I am fond of keeping them so I will be busy this week but I will try to post at work (a joke).

Hope you all liked the existential dread and riddles, splashed with epicness. I have more good and creative things planned for yall, so hang on to the grass and hope you don’t fall of the earth.

Live long and kick ass

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(now) instead of not* in first paragraph, sry.

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if you guys plan on playing this weekend (the 8th) I will NOT be able to make it as my LAN takes up all weekend. If you do play, make sure to take very good notes for my very, VERY good journal. lol.

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I could play

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When leveling, I tend to be Gravendarr, so help me out. For level 3 we only get an Encounter power and have our HP go up a bit (5 for me) I already picked my power (Frigid Darkness) but then I went and started “looking” hence my fear of being Gravendarr. I realized that my powers have the Implement keyword which means I add its enhancement bonus to attack and damage rolls, right? I looked back at what Mike had me write down about my Kophesh, its basically a teleport power, but it says teleport target a number of squares equal to 1+ this weapons enhancment bonus. (2) now, I can’t remember if I wrote in the (2) to mean that was the 1+ PLUS my weapon enhancement bonus, or if the (2) was the enhancement bonus.

So what I’m asking is, do I get to add +1 or +2 to my attack and damage rolls, or do I get nothing because I’m being Gravendarr again.

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Your weapon is:

Level 2 weapon: 520 gold cost: +1 Khopesh: Add enchantment bonus (+1) to attack and damage to powers with either the “weapon” or “implement” keyword: +1d6 on critical: Only add proficiency bonus to powers with the “weapon” keyword (+2 weapon prof.): Property: “If you are a human, you may use the Wizard power (Shield) as a Daily power.”

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okay, i “thought” it was only the one, but I had to make sure. Also, while I have the Shield Power down, I also have something about when I hit an enemy that is under my Curse, i can teleport it. do i have that also, or did you replace that with the shield because I was sucky on AC?

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Aaron: Replaced because that is for an eladrin warlock who would use it.

Hayden: switch character in to this campaign, and maybe work on background somemore

Josh: Umm, I’ll think of something

Curt: Keep on, keeping on

Everyone: Don’t forget to update your character sheets online. “If I don’t read it on the online version, your character doesn’t have it.” Yea I know its hard and I’m strict but, Man the Eff up.

PS- Still lemme know bout this weekend erik, josh, curt

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I will let you know about this weekend after I know if I have a job after tomorrow. This is the news we got today during a newsroom meeting:


‘Dispatch’ announces 45 layoffs on editorial staff Monday, March 2, 2009 4:30 PM

The Dispatch is reducing the size of its newsroom, laying off 45 people effective on April 3, management of the newspaper announced today.

“These are challenging times for many industries, including the newspaper industry,” said John F. Wolfe, publisher and CEO, who explained the changes to the staff.

“We avoided staff reductions as long as possible long after many other news organizations took such action.”

While the newspaper readership remains strong and stable, Wolfe said the economy and market forces have pushed advertising revenue steadily downward. And advertising revenue provides the majority of funds needed to pay salaries and buy paper and ink.

Editor Benjamin J. Marrison said the newsroom staff reductions will hasten a restructuring of the newsroom to put a sharper focus on local news, local sports, enterprise reporting, and building a more robust online presence at Dispatch.com.

He said the reductions will result in some changes in the news pages in the coming months, which he will explain to readers in his “Inside Story” column as plans for those changes are mapped out.

“We will have a smaller but no less dedicated staff working each day to bring our readers the news of central Ohio,” Marrison said. “Our mission remains the same: to provide compelling, relevant, timely and accurate reports about this community. We’ll be working even harder now to make that happen.”


We don’t find out if we individually have jobs until tomorrow morning. But to put it in perspective, 45 people is like 1 in 4. Keep your fingers crossed/pray to your pagan gods, whatever you can do to help protect my job would be appreciated.

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For real, I will keep you in my prayers. Good luck and good luck

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Games: March 8th. I am good, I can play. March 15th. Duh cant. Exams. Fuck March 22nd. Uh donno yet. Might be on Vacation. If not I will be home which means i can drive down, but only if Hayden will too. We live like 10 mins away from each other. But might be on vacation.

Other shit: Josh: Wow man. I am sorry. I really hope you will keep it. So so sorry. that kinda thing really sucks.

Mike: I know my character is not done yet. GET OFF MY BACK! jk jk. haha. might be done tonight.

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Ain’t that some shit? Man, good luck and such.

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Yea GL Josh, hopefully all this extra time u’ve been putting in to the paper by not Dming will pay off. That would actually be kinda cool. But yea, back to reality, good luck man and keep us posted…

Games: I will b in TX w/ the gf from March 18-26, afterwards i would like to b home but could maybe make the trek w/ curt for a noon to 6/7 game will b back the 29th which is a sunday bcuz its the day b4 school, maybe that would work out?

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I can play this weekend. I still have a job. Found out this morning. Thanks for the good thoughts guys…

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Yay!! Party @ josh’s place! Lol

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WOO HOO!!! does a white guy dance*. Party like its ur birffday! I’ll bring the strippers

But for real, thats really got to be a weight off the shoulders. Congrats

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yah!

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hey i actually cant do a game this sunday. I will b going to the arnold for the kickboxing competition which starts at 9am on sunday (i believe). i NEED to be there, sry guys. just found out tonight

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way to go Josh!

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So, we have Josh, Curt, Possible Erik, Slim Possible Aaron, No for Hayden. Guess we’ll wait and see.

I will only do it if I get 3 or more btw, any less would be stupid. If not the next time I can DM is the 22nd of March. Lemme kno about future weekends so I can plan.

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I can also do 22nd, and can’t do next weekend (the 15th) If that’s the next time we can play, that’s fine. Whatever everyone can do. I’d almost hate to play with only 3 players now that we have 5.

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Oh and I updated my character sheet. 3rd level for artificers is lame. Wooh, 5 more hit points, and another 1[w] encounter power, look out world.

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Yea well our artificer loves his lvl three encounter power…. teeeheeee…. mwwwhahahahaha

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So Erik can make it and he will be getting on the boards, hopefully soon. So thats: Yes for: erik, curt, josh; maybe for Aaron; and no for hayden. But I will try to lure aaron and intice the rest of you with the promise of cookies and the false promsie of homebrew weapons!!

oh yea btw I am excited for this I almost pee’d my pants

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http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/3/4

Should we be scared?

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Also, yes, I do believe I have peed myself by watching that. Glorious. Cant’ wait to see it.

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sweet for this weekend we got 3 & 3/4 out of 5 which as you math majors know is greater than 2/3! So sunday 12noon guardtower. don’t forget to update ur sheets

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So I should be there tomorrow. However, I am not sure I will have tome to set up an online character. I have two pages due for yesterday. And yes, my boss is going to read them on sunday.

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So yea 12noon tomorrow. Cya all then

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Hope everyone remembered about the time shift forward! lolz

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