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Ende Neth bis Abadius
Nachdem wir uns einen ganzen Tag ausgeruht haben, machten wir uns auf, den Wald weiter zu erkunden. Wir hatten Kunde, dass ein Irrer sich dort aufhalten solle, also waren wir dementsprechend vorsichtig. Nachdem wir den uns verfolgenden Irren gesichtet hatten, schlossen wir den Plan ihn nah genug herankommen zu lassen, um ihn mit Pfeilen durchlöchern zu können. Allerdings lauerte uns sein Freund, ein Leopard, auf und griff uns an, bevor wir unseren Plan in die Tat umsetzten konnten. Der Leopard fiel, nachdem er den ersten Schlag in diesem Kampf ausführen durfte, mit Pfeilen durchlöchert zu Boden. Der Irre bot uns auch keinen schweren Kampf und fiel einige Sekunden später, ohne großen Schaden anzurichten. Er sah dem Einsiedler Bekken erstaunlich ähnlich. Den Rest des Gebietes konnten wir ohne weitere Zwischenfälle erkunden.
Im nächsten Gebiet hörten wir einen heftigen Disput aus einiger Entfernung. Natürlich machten wir uns auf den Weg zu diesen Unruhestiftern. An einem kleinen See, umringt von wunderschönen Bäumen, trafen wir dann auf Meljannse der Nixe und Lorex mit seiner Gruppe Holzfäller. Offenbar wollten die Holzfäller die sogenannten Couchwood-Bäume fällen, die um den See der Nixe herum wuchsen. Natürlich gefiel das der Nixe gar nicht, weshalb sie zwei der Holzfäller verzaubert hatte, um ihr im Falle eines Kampfes beizustehen. Wir versuchten natürlich deeskalierend an diese Situation heranzugehen. Nach langem hin und her, vielen Beleidigungen, Bedrohungen und Bestechungsversuchen, fiel uns ein, dass wir eine Gruppe dieser Bäume nicht weit von hier schon einmal gesehen hatten. Wir schlossen deshalb ein Abkommen mit den beiden Gruppen, dass wir die Holzfäller zu dieser Stelle führen und für die Nixe sogenannte "Feathertokens" besorgen, welche anscheinend nur als Geschenk einer Dryade zu erhalten sind. Als Dankeschön bekommen wir von den Holzfäller dafür ein bisschen Gold. Um der Nixe unseren guten Willen zu zeigen, lies ich meine Waffe in ihrer Obhut(Ich frage mich, ob sie für immer ihre Stimme verloren hat, oder ich einfach nicht würdig genug bin, um sie zu hören... Ich muss dringend mehr Duelle absolvieren!).
Nachdem wir die Holzfäller zu den Bäumen gebracht und unseren Lohn eingestrichen haben, machen wir uns auf den Weg zu dem Gebiet, von dem wir vermuten, dass dort eine Dryade lebt. Auf dem Weg dorthing fallen uns viele Spinnennetze in den Baumwipfeln auf, weshalb wir besonders vorsichtig vorgehen. Prompt entdeckten wir zwei riesige, schwarze Spinnen, von unserem Waldläufer als Schwarze Witwen deklariert. Da wir nicht als ihr Mittagessen enden wollten, griffen wir sie natürlich an. Navarion durchlöcherte die Spinne mit Pfeilen, ich mache ihr dann mit einem gezielten Schuss dann den Gar aus. Die zweite Spinne floh, woraufhin Navarion ihr noch zwei Pfeile hinterherschickt, was ihre Flucht allerdings nicht verlangsamte. Als wir den Weg folgten, trafen wir auf Tyressia, die Dryade, welche gerade die Wunden eines Satyrs(Falchos) versorgte. Sie berichtete uns, dass sie in Schwierigkeiten sei, da eine bösartiger Ent, ein sogenannter Scythe Baum, sich in ihrem Wald befände und ihre Existens bedrohe. Sie ist damit einverstanden, dass wenn wir den Baum besiegen, sie uns als Dankeschön Feathertokens herstelle.
Am darauffolgenden Tag machten wir uns deswegen auch auf den Weg diesen Baum zu finden. Auf dem Weg tiefer in den Wald kam uns ein modriger Gestank nach Tod und Verwesung entgegen und die Pflanzen sahen immer kränker aus. Wir wussten, dass wir richtig waren. Plötzlich lichtete sich der Wald und wir sahen uns drei riesigen Bäumen entgegen. Auf Ansprache reagierte keiner von ihnen, also ging ich auf sie zu und klopfte gegen sie. Nachdem ich vor den dritten, am weitest entfernte Baum, trat, wird Navarion aus dem Dickicht von einem dicken Ast getroffen. Kein guter Anfang für einen Kampf, denn Navarion wird so stark verletzt, dass er das Bewusstsein verliert und erst wieder aufgeweckt werden muss, dafür stellte sich Mephisto heroisch in den Weg des Baumes, woraufhin dieser auch sehr stark verletzt wird, ich konnte meinen Kameraden erst ein paar Sekunden später zu Hilfe eilen, da ich ein Stück entfernt die drei harmlosen Bäume überprüft hatte. Fantir war den ganzen Kampf damit beschäftigt Navarion und Mephisto aus den Klauen des Todes zu entreißen und ich war geschwächt, da ich nicht mein richtiges Schwert dabei hatte und deshalb mit einem schäbigen Ersatz klarkommen musste. Schlussendlich konnten wir den Baum allerdings unter schweren Verlusten zu Fall bringen. Dort fanden wir auch eine verwunschene Robe, welche nicht mehr abgelegt werden konnte und eine Konzentration jeglicher Art nahezu unmöglich machte... das könnte noch hilfreich sein! Von Tyressia erhiehlten wir die versprochenen Feathertokens und das Versprechen, dass sie uns von Feinden aus dieser Richtung beschützen wird. Sie war allerdings etwas beleidigt, dass wir eine ihrer Spinnen getötet hatten, vielleicht sollten wir doch versuchen unsere Kämpfe zuerst friedlich zu lösen... Vielleicht kann ich irgendein Gerät besorgen um mit Tieren und Geschöpfen anderer Rassen zu sprechen?
Meljannse war zufrieden mit den Feathertokens, mithilfe derer wir sofort ein paar Bäume nachwachsen lassen konnten (einen haben wir noch, vielleicht wird der irgendwann hilfreich, wer weiß?). Ich erhielt mein Schwert zurück und auch sie versprach uns vor Feinden zu beschützen.
Jetzt war Zeit sich wieder etwas dem Königreich zu widmen und dort ein Paar Probleme zu beheben. Wir machten uns auf zu Oakport, wo wir von dem Hetzprediger Gregory erfuhren. Er dreht einem jedes Wort im Mund herum und verwendet es gegen einen selbst. Wir mussten uns um ihn kümmern, damit er das Volk nicht zu sehr in Aufruhr versetzten konnte. Eine Einladung zu uns wies er zurück, weshalb wir uns zu ihm begaben. Auf dem Marktplatz kam es dann zu einem heftigen Disput, was damit endete, dass wir ihn und alle Anwesenden großzügigerweise zu einem Bankett in einer Woche einluden. Unser Plan war, ihn unsere verfluchte Robe als Geschenk zu geben und ihn damit bloß zu stellen. Mithilfe der Robe konnten wir ihn ohne Probleme hinter das Licht führen und er floh aus unserem Königreich mit Schimpf und Schande. Allerdings schwor er uns Rache, wir sollten Aufmerksam sein!
Den restlichen Monat benutzten wir damit den Bau eines Klosters, einer Straße in das Gebiet mit der vorher gefundenen Goldmine, und den Ausbau der Mine zu beaufsichtigen.
Im nächsten Monat beschlossen wir auf eine Schreinerei zu sparen, damit wir unsere nächsten Gebäude günstiger bauen können. Deshalb erschlossen wir nur ein weiteres Gebiet mit einer Straße und legten einen Farm darauf an.
Session: 9. Session - Monday, Oct 02 2017 from 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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Moving Forward
As I kneel on familiar ground and breathe the fresh air again, I'm overwhelmed by a rush of events demanding my attention:

  • First - my star-metal nugget no longer feels warm. It was once a conduit of power, but it is now cut off. I don't feel anger or betrayal - more of a sense of closure. If I had to guess, it seems that whatever purpose Ulban had set out for me is now complete, and our pact has been withdrawn. Perhaps he will have need of me again some day, or perhaps the Messenger will find a new vessel.
  • Second - I feel a greater connection than ever to Delleb. What was only the barest lifeline while trapped in Strahd's realm is now a floodgate. A torrent of knowledge floods in to replace what I've lost, and to provide me with a new purpose:
  • Rather than focus my energies on avenging the wrongs I witness, I'm being called to be as his favored sabre to strike down Tyranny and preserve the sanctity of life. I'm humbled by the honor. There are stories of those empowered this way in the past - mainly to oppose the works of Hextor during times of great conflict.
  • As a result, I retain most of my Paladin training (but have been released from my Oath of Vengeance). In place of my former arcane powers, I have been imbued with divine magics - some resembling those of a sorcerer (ranging from taking flight to tossing fireballs), and some focused on the domain of life (curing the sick and even raising the dead).
Session: Problem 1 - Tuesday, Sep 26 2017 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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About Me
Basics

1. What is your name?

2. What is your name’s origin and meaning, and how was it chosen?

3. Any nicknames?

4. How tall are you?

5. Who do you live with or near, if anyone?

6. Where is your residence and what is it like?

7. What is your hometown and local culture like?

8. Who are your parents?

9. Are you married, single, seeking a relationship, avoiding romance?

10. What is your class/income level?

11. What is your income source and/or occupation?

12. What is your education?

13. What is your worldview/religion? What is your level of devotion to that philosophy?

14. What are your current life problems?

15. Who (or what) are your enemies?

16. What are your priorities in life?

17. What is your goal in life? What is your motivation for this goal?

18. What is your goal in this story? What is your motivation for this goal?

19. What changes do you undergo by the end of the story (emotional, physical, philosophical, relational, etc)?

Mind

20. What is your central philosophy in life?

21. What moral code do you follow and why?

22. What is your outlook on life?

23. What do you wish would happen to you?

24. What do you want to hide?

25. What languages do you know?

26. What do you worry most about?


27. What are your phobias?

28. What are your insecurities?

29. How is your self-confidence?

30. What is your political stance?

31. Do you like what you do for a living? If so, why? If not, what do you wish you could do instead?

32. Where do you feel most at home?

33. Who do you look up do?

34. When and where were you the happiest?

35. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

36. How do you feel about showing your emotions?

Body

37. What kind of creature are you (elf, human, alien, etc)?

38. What are your abnormalities (deformity, birthmark, allergies)?

39. What is your figure like (thin, muscular, pudgy)?

40. How fit are you?

41. What is your hair and eye color?

42. What is your hair texture and style?

43. What is your face shape and features (freckles, big eyes, zits, reddish cheeks, birthmark, etc.)

44. How old are you?

45. What kind of colors do you wear?

46. What kind of clothing do you wear?

47. What kind of clothing do you hate on yourself/others?

48. What accessories do you frequently have?

49. How do you feel about your appearance?

50. What is your skin like (smooth, pale, dark, rough, tight, saggy, scarred, etc)?

51. How is your health? Any problems? What was your health like as a child?

52. What are your common movement habits and demeanor (swaying, graceful, snapping, wringing hands, staying perfectly still, glancing around, stumbling, etc)?

53. What is your race/ethnicity/nationality?

54. What food do you usually eat (amount, kind of food, what times of day)? What food do you like to eat?

55. What do you like to drink?

56. What food is in your house right now?

57. What do you smell like (cologne, sweat, musty, cats, etc)?

58. What would you change about yourself physically if you could?

Past

59. When and where were you born?

60. What are your past occupations and career goals?

61. As a child, what did you want to be and do when you grew up? Did you do it? How do you feel about that?

62. What are your greatest accomplishment?

63. What are your greatest failures?

64. What is the worst thing that ever happened to you?

65. What is the best thing that ever happened to you, or your most cherished memory?

66. What do you regret?

67. What do you remember most about your childhood?

68. What was your favorite thing to do as a child?

69. What did you dislike most as a child?

Personality

70. What are your vices?

71. What are your virtues?

72. What is your typical attitude?

73. What are your quirks?

74. What are your hobbies?

75. What would make you smile?

76. What would make you laugh?

77. What would make you cry?

78. What makes you calm down?

79. What makes you revved up?

80. What do you do when you are happy?

81. What do you do when you are stressed?

82. What do you do when you are upset?

83. What do you do when you are angry?

84. What are your habits (good or bad)?

85. What is something you can’t resist?

What is something most people do not know about you?

What are your areas of expertise?

What is hard for you to do?

What special skills do you have?

What weather and physical conditions do you like?

What would you do all day if you could do anything you wanted?

Relationships

Who would you ask for help in a tight spot?

Whose company do you enjoy?

How often do you see family and friends?

How do you interact with other people (cold, awkward, friendly)?

Who is your family and what are they like?

How do you feel about your parents and how do they feel about you?

What is your relationship with your family like?

What is the person you are most dependent on (your dad, the welfare office, your personal maid, your seeing-eye-dog, your mailman)?

If you could convince any one person or group of people of one thing, what would that be?

What is the main quality or aspect you look for in a person (good looking, is talkative, seems helpful, has money, etc.)?

How does your race/ethnicity/nationality or that of your parents influence you and the way people see you?

Is your heritage significant to you or are you removed from it?

What is something people often misunderstand about you?

Can people get the gist of who you are when first meeting you, or is your true self so hidden we would need to know you for a long time? Or somewhere in between?

Who and/or what sort of people like you?

How do you feel about other people’s worldview/religions?

How do most people see you?

What kind of friends and associates do you have, if any?

What person or group of people do you dislike the most, and why?

Are you dominant, submissive, or somewhere in between?

What is your reputation?

How do you greet people (if you greet people at all)?

How do you feel about and treat authority?

Speech

How do you speak (speak loudly, quickly, whispering, interrupting, talkative, etc)?

Are you dominant or easily unnoticed in a conversation, or somewhere in between?

What words and phrases do you use frequently (omg, dude, like, um, for pete’s sakes,)?

What expletives do you use in surprise or irritation (swears, gasps, yowza, etc)?

Do you speak properly or often use slang and bad grammar?

Does your speaking style change when you’re around certain people? If so, how?

What is your accent or dialect?

What is your pitch and voice texture?

Situations

What are the five worst things possible to happen to you?

How would you prepare for a hot date?

How would you tackle a big research project?

How would you react in a fight?

What do you do when you’re bored (go crazy, tap your fingers, hum)?

What are you or would you be embarrassed about?

What is the first thing you do every morning?

What would you do with 5 million GP?

If you could teleport anywhere, where would you go?


What is your favorite holiday and how do you celebrate it?

What are your holiday traditions?

What do you spend most of your day doing?

How do you want to die (suddenly, alone, with a certain person near you, etc.)?

What is the worst you’ve ever been injured or sick?

Objects

What object(s) do you like to keep near you?

What is in your backpack, purse, or closet?

If there was a fire in your house and you only had time to grab whatever you could carry, what would it be?

What is your most valued possession (for a reason other than monetary value)?

Do you still have any possessions from your childhood?

Random

How well do/did you do in school?

What is your symbol?

What does your signature look like?

What is your theme song?

What is something that really annoys you?

What is the place you hate the worst?

What is your favorite kind of entertainment?

What is you favorite celebrity or historical figure?

Who is your most recent letter from and what did it say?

What were you doing before this story started?

What time period do you wish you lived in? Past, future?

If you were an animal, what kind would you be?

Do you have any special powers? If so, what are they, how do they work, and where do they come from?

Do you or have you ever had any pets?

Do you dislike any holidays? If so, why?

What is your most common method of transportation?

What are your three favorite songs?

And finally... the most important question of all....What is your favorite color (and why)?
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From the Desk of Dr. Cody, brought to you by Demonic Medical Insects!
A way out! Out of this sleepy little burg and on to some real coin!

Don't get me wrong, I've sniffed out what money there was to be had here, but both the town and the ale are getting dry. The taste was alright at the beginning, but the same swill day in and day out just leaves a bitter tang in my mouth. Schilling these sheep has lost all challenge, and more importantly it has lost its charm.

I put fluids in a vial, and they buy it.
I put grass and nail clippings in a vial, and they buy it.
I put air in a jar, just to see what happened... and they buy it!

I've worked the locals, I've worked the casino, I've even worked the local magic shop and gotten a lovely little ring out of it. They also gave me a cape that says... something, on the back. I honestly haven't bothered to read it.

My following after this little band of would-be adventurers is moving on to bigger cities, bigger game. They've apparently got some unspoken pull, because horses were provided with no changing of coin whatsoever. They might not have taken to me yet, but in time I'll work the lock open that they keep and all of their secrets will come tumbling out. It might take time, but I will win out.

I always do.
Session: Game Session - Saturday, May 06 2017 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Journey of Amir Ren
Chapter 1: What makes Amir Tick?

Born and raised in Torch, the son of a blacksmith; (like so many others)
I've always been inquisitive of the mechanisms found among Numeria. While dad always wanted me to follow in his footsteps and become a master smith, I had my own vision for the future which he still approved of. What is my vision? Nothing less than to learn to bring new life to these broken pieces of history scattered about the region! I cannot even imagine what some of these... what must have been monstrously large metal constructions littering the landscape used to be. Some pieces of metal scrap I've found couldn't even be drug back to the junkyard by a mule! I have to solve the mysteries of their source.

As still functioning bits of what folks call 'technology' keep surfacing in the area, some of which with applications that are still a mystery, it makes me feel like anything is possible. What if all these technology-ish rope things I find inside some of the larger mechanisms were actually veins for some massive creature and these were its arms? yikes what a weird creature that would be.

Imagine the strength of golems made from this material rather than simply smelting it into weapons? Terrifying and intriguing thought, no? Well, a few weeks back, many miles away from Torch while out scouting for new mechanisms, searching through scattered parts, I met a man that must have had the same idea... only he must have begun turning himself into one of these golems I figured. His leg was made of this stuff! I just had to know how this worked! He was skeptical at first, why because I could be a Technic League spy that would turn him in or kill him for having this kind of technology, but when I shared with him a few pieces of interesting scrap he opened up to me. He told me of how he was attacked by something unknown while he was exploring some nearby technology ruins, he couldn't even describe it, but it had ripped off his leg and left him to die. He continued that he had lost consciousness and when he awoke he had been moved into a hidden metal room in these ruins and something had replaced his missing leg with this metal one but no evidence of his savior or his attacker remained. "It is so amazing" he continued as he described the new leg "It is even better than the real thing! I feel like my own leg is slowing me down! This metal leg makes me feel faster and stronger than ever!" He allowed me to inspect the leg and the craftsmanship was incredible!

Now, I know just want I want to make! I want to learn to create metal body parts that work even better than the originals! The thought crosses my mind to replace my own arms/legs with these metal ones, but the pain involved still scares me. Maybe I can attach them to my own limbs and gain even more benefit?

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