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To the good men and women of Golden fields,
You will burn for what you took from me.
Session: Game Session - Saturday, Jan 13 2018 from 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM
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Session 12 (01-13-2018) - Mistmi's Musings
Well that was a wasted trip! Helping Goldenfields with their giant, ogre, and goblin problems. Hah! The ingratitude. At least we made a few more contacts and have a better idea of how the food distribution works for Waterdeep. The oxen and wagon held up splendidly, though, on the journey. Bargewright was a bust, too. The farther north we go, the less people seem to value the lives of those who would help to protect them. It's sickening. I never thought I would be so happy to get back to Waterdeep.

But Mitch...something happened (probably his fault)...he was jailed and lost his possessions in that damn Goldenfields place. The party says he's been in a fowl mood ever since, even though he managed to escape otherwise unscathed. After we got back to Waterdeep, I noticed those bastards took his ring. He says he can get it back. Honestly, I'm surprised he didn't burn down that entire horrible fortress to get it back with the way he kept messing with it right before we left on this wretched assignment. But I get it. Waterdeep needs that food to survive. There are just a bunch of assholes up there and a lot of nice sheltered folk who have a mere taste of what it's like out in the real world. I guess it's up to the rest of us to "save the world" these days.

Züke has gotten little accomplished since we've been gone. But, it does appear he's trying, and he seemed...happier?...than I've seen him in a while. I don't think he'll go on any more adventures with us, not until he finds what he's been looking for in all those books.

The party has decided to take on a few more tasks. The foremost priority seems to be trying to appeal to a green dragon who hates giants. Perhaps she'll help with the larger dragon problem since giants have aligned with this winged terrors.

Roshim picked up a side job for us. Something about clearing the name of some Harper. I hope this won't end up splitting the party, but we'll see.

In Waterdeep, I keep hearing about more and more destruction wrought by the dragons. I feel like we are running out of time and that something horrible is just around the corner. It's like we are spinning our wheels, but I don't know see a clear path forward. Perhaps I need to sit down with another pipe and see if that helps. It's worth a shot. [Mistmi anxiously pulls out her pipe, clumsily stuffing in a loose wad and lighting it. Exhausted, she rests against her gear, waiting for the fog to take hold of her muddled brain. Then, darkness...]

Session: Game Session - Saturday, Jan 13 2018 from 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM
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Traveling journal - Waterdeep to Goldenfield
So, now we have... a person? To be honest, I don't quite know what she is, aside from the fact that she is tall as shit. I can't imagine how it must feel to be one of the Gnomes around her.

Seems alright, if a little woodsy. Apparently she's some kind of shaman-type, if the animal changing and tree powers are any indication. So that's neat. Though I suppose it means my 'burn down any suspicious forests' strategy is out for now.

Orn seems to be coping, and all it took was me going to the same woman he did and putting down coin to find out I'm fucked. Not that I needed to invest a walk and five gold to know that. I know how slim the chance is that I succeed in what I've set out to do.

But I love her too much not to try.

If I didn't I would have joined her a long time ago.

Every day I get more tired of this world that doesn't have her in it, and my patience will reach an end at some point.
Session: Game Session - Saturday, Feb 17 2018 from 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM
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Character Playlists... of the Doom Fish?
So I'm (finally) listening to the G&S playlists for the Critical Role characters, and it admittedly has me very curious about the lot of you. What is playing when Mistmi fires Boomi into a pompous noble's face? What was accompanying the all-out brawl between Leffy and the yeti? What's playing when a bat flies through the night air above Kethry's head?

You get the idea.

That in mind, I wanted to put together character playlists/soundtracks for our current characters. If you want to participate, there's a few ways to do so:

1. Post links to the songs here, and I can arrange the lists and set up a playlist for your character on Spotify.
2. that yourself?
3. Link to YouTube
4. Link to Pandora/Slack/etc

I don't really have a concrete template for what you should or shouldn't include on your list. It's your character! It can be as long or as short as you want, include anything and everything in regards to your character's life and times. Below is just a quick example I threw together, you can use it or tweak it or ignore it entirely in favor of one of your own.

Childhood/Family -
Youth event -
First love/best friend -
Growing up/entering the world -
Great success -
Great failure -
Pivotal/Destined moment -
Adventuring theme -
Battle theme -
Hopes for the future -

Other (better) examples can be found here:

So, participate if you like and have fun!
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The Seer - Mitch's Misgivings
The air in the tiny back room shifted just enough to wake her from a nap. Company's coming within the hour. He's returning. Sooner that she had anticipated, but when had that mattered. Fate was fate and her lot in life was to tell it like it is, as often as required.

With a heavy sigh, expelling the dusty air from her lungs, she heaved herself out of the over-sized rocking chair and teetered over to the hearth to make a pot of tea.

"Back so soon?" she crooned as Orn and Mitch entered her abode just moments after finishing her first cup of tea.

Mitch, being Mitch, put on airs of how this seeing business was all nonsense and how the fated lad shouldn't fret over his reading.

The old biddy wasn't buying it, but she played along. The boisterous one wants a reading...and a reading he shall have! The cards were buzzing with energy, anxiously awaiting the questioner's touch. A quick shuffle from those old papery palms before being handed gingerly over to Mitch and his tale will start to unravel.

After a quick, haphazard shuffle from Mitch, the stage was set, one card at a time.

This is your present situation. (flip - 4 of Swords Truce)
There is a recent tentative truce between you and another, but it is lopsided. You wish to strong-arm the situation to find ways to use this truce to your advantage, to advance your goals.

This represents the challenges that face you. (flip - IV The Emperor)
War, conquest, strife, megalomania, stubbornness, impracticability, rashness, ill-temper. These qualities you possess are your greatest challenge. You must overcome these things if you wish for your goals to succeed.

This is what happened in your past. (flip - XI Lust)
Your life had real strength, courage, and grande passion. But, somewhere, something went terribly awry and magical powers stepped in and took over.

This is the future depending on what you heed from what I tell you today. (flip - 6 of Wands Victory)
A troubled success could be your future. You will have a breakthrough in how to pursue your intended goals, but how you will use this knowledge will determine your fate. You may succeed and still fail. You may fail at what you want and yet succeed at something you didn't know you wanted more. It appears your truce will turn out to be more important that you thought if you wish to succeed. I would not break it, not even if you think it would help further your success.

This represents your goals, what you hope to achieve. (flip - 10 of Wands Oppression)
You wish to use great force to attain your goals. But you will push too hard, go too far. This will be an end to you if you continue trying to attain your goal the way you have been. You must change direction and not try to oppress this truce to control the outcome. Otherwise, you will achieve your goal, but it will destroy you in the process.

These are the issues at the root of your situation that hinder your goals. (flip - 5 of Wands Strife)
Aaaah, I see you struggle to figure out what your true intentions are now! Perhaps you DO understand the importance of this truce. This truce annoys you and interrupts the path you thought would most directly lead you to your goals. But see here, you sense that this truce was not meant to be broken if you are to succeed now.

This is how to address these issues and challenges that you currently face and have yet to face. (flip - Knight of Wands)
Morality, generosity, unpredictability. Let these qualities not become evil-minded, cruel or brutal. If you fail at this, you will have no resources to achieve your goals.

These are the influences around you that may help or hurt your situation. Be aware of them at all times. They could be your downfall or your success. (flip - 6 of Swords Science)
This truce brings with it science, intelligence will prevail. Your difficulties will be overcome by new and uncommon ideas. You must attune to a new way of thinking if you wish to achieve your goals. This truce could aid you.

These are your deepest hopes and fears about your situation. (flip - III The Empress)
You wish for love, happiness, pleasure, good fortune, and success. But it could quickly turn into idleness, dissipation, debauchery, and fowl tidings. This is rather black and white for you. If you succeed, you've everything to gain. If you fail, everything in your world is lost and you wither.

This is how it all turns out if you do not heed what you have learned here today. (flip - Knight of Discs)
If ill-dignified, you will become stagnant, meddling about petty matters. These things will interfere and inevitably spoil your goals. Do not let such things consume you and break your truce. Otherwise, you never succeed at what you want most in your heart.

With each card drawn and each element read, Mitch remains stoic, showing no outward sign of the unrest burning within. Snarky commentary is the only hint of discomfort. But he knows. He knew before, but now it has been reaffirmed. Fates entwined now. The truce will make or break this.

Without pomp or embellishment, the seer quietly collects the cards and ask if there is anything else she can do for the now TWO troubled-looking men before they trudge out of her home. [They always think it's malarkey until it strikes a chord all the way to their core. Tsk, tsk, tsk. Poor lads. They have no idea how hard their futures are going to be. And even if they have an idea, it will be much, much worse.]

She carefully eases herself back into her rocking chair with a fresh, warm cup of tea and ponders her morning's affairs. [I wonder who his truce is with and why it is so very fragile. There's more to this story. And in time, before the great winged creatures plague our skies, I shall see that story, too.]
Session: Game Session - Saturday, Dec 02 2017 from 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM
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