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Tabletop Room 3(#1902RAJLMhns$)

A small candle flickers at the high table where the Storyteller sits, his face barely illuminated by the candle. Piles of books have been placed on the far right of the high table, and a large, green binder sits in front of the Storyteller. Two large, lumpy blue sofas sit on each side of a long table, where the players assume the roles of their characters in the World of Darkness. Various dice, character sheets, and empty pizza boxes are scattered about the table. Aside from the candle on the Storyteller's desk, there are four candles spaced evenly down the middle of the table, providing some light to the players. On the walls are various drawings of characters portrayed in the chronicle.


Plot Wagon



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The All-Purpose Vending Machine(#2465V$)

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<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Hello! You're here early."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "I told you, I just get on and stay on until someone gets on. :P"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Guess what I got today, braving the blizzard for?"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Uhh... The draconic what'sit'sname?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Draconomicon, yes."

<OOC> Adeinia smirks. "I'm good. Now, if only I can remember the names..."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "It kicks ASS!!!!!"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "^_^ Good for you."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "There's a bunch of nice prestige classes, mostly knight type, but there's a monk and a few paladin types."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Not to mention a lot of pictures of cute little hatchlings. ^_^"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Hehehehe"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Except for green dragons, they're ugly as sin."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Do you think anyone even checked the boards?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "I have no idea..."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "If we RP today, do you think we'll get inside?"

Database checkpoint in progress - stand by...

Database checkpoint complete.

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "The keep?"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "ya"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Naw, I don't think Estivan will be here today and I wouldn't want to start anything so big without him."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "I think some more kicking about in the Underdark, which can be just as nasty."

<OOC> Adeinia says, ">< We're really going to meet a beholder, aren't we?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Eventually..."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Well, while we're waiting, I'll be playing FFTA"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Hehe... once I get to level 3 SD, I'm going to kick ass."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Actual Gameboy or an Emulator?"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Emu. I don't have enough money to buy all those games. ><"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "My sister's the opposite. She has a gameboy advanced, but only Metroid Fusion."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Ah. <--- avoids Metroid games cause it annoys the heck out of me."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "WHAT!?!?!?!"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Metroid is the best series of side scrollers ever!"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "I don't mean it's not fun or anything, but all the jumpping gets on my nerves. Like Mario"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "(Of course, I *do* play Mario, but at most, like, an hour per three days)"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Samus is better."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "^^;;;"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Bounty Hunters are inherently cooler than plumbers."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Gotta agree to that."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "...Unless they're fighting Commie bastards."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "or you need plumbers to fix your toilet."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Mt. Wannahockalougie."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "So... Any exp for me for being here if they're not?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Oh definately, extra 100. If they don't show up, that is..."

<OOC> Adeinia chuckles. "Or rather, show up at the modified time."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "But we need to get a modified time first."

<OOC> Adeinia sighs.

<OOC> Adeinia says, "I don't even know what time it is over where you are."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "It's almost 1."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Hmm... Then I am an hour ahead."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Are there any ways for someone to bypass will saves?"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "like, being unconcious?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Yes, but that usually works to the effect's favor. That and of course if you're a construct or something."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "I thought any spell/effect that requires will saves on constructs automatically fail. And I'm thinking that I want to do something to someone else that would require a will save on their part."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Well mostly in that effect you can't avoid will saves, but there are things to boost the save, plus spells to lower it, like Rend the Sovereign Soul."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Ah. I thought being unconcious automatically makes a person take penalties or fail the will save."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Well most things that require a will save are things to knock you out or stun, or something. Which wouldn't really be effective."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "I'm thinking about charm."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "No, being knocked out wouldn't allow you to cast a charm spell on them."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Waiting for everybody to pop in..."

<OOC> Adeinia hums while playing FFTA

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Watches the snow fall."

Database checkpoint in progress - stand by...

Database checkpoint complete.

Carudan has connected.

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Hey Senidel"

<OOC> Carudan says, "You know, my lone vigil is ruined if i'm not 'lone ;^)"

<OOC> Carudan says, "SO how's everyone doing?"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "You ruined my free 100 exp wish!"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "I've got like a foot and a half of snow on the ground here and it's still coming."

Arden has connected.

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Hey Rich!"

<OOC> Arden says, "Hello guys"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Yo"

<OOC> Carudan says, "Wow, goog thing you weren't planning on going anyway today, eh?"

<OOC> Adeinia chuckles.

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Yep, the Tank is doing the Birthday thing for his aunts."

<OOC> Carudan says, "Aw, how nice"

<OOC> Carudan says, "It alamost makes our immenent deaths worth it ;^)"

Galan has connected.

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "And my parents left me all alone to take care of the Rabid Wolf while they are off to pick up my sister across state."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "In, "a foot and a half of snow"?"

<OOC> Galan says, "Well, there can be only one logical response. PARTY AT JOES!"

<OOC> Carudan says, "Get me a plane ticket and I'm there!"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Yep. The dog is going fricken wild because of the snow."

<OOC> Carudan says, "Let him play in it for a while. That should cool his heels, so to speak"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "You don't know my dog..."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "One day, those puns are going to kill you."

<OOC> Carudan stands vigilant. "Then so be it!"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "But, despite the blizzard, I got something new for this games to make your experience much better."

<OOC> Carudan says, "Does it start with a "D" and end with a "Nomicon?""

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Take a guess what it is. lol"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Yes."

<OOC> Carudan Squeeees

<OOC> Galan says, "Sweet!"

<OOC> Galan says, "What do ya think of it so far?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Lot of fun stuff in here, dragon paladins, Faustian Draconic pacts, Hordestealers, and that's just the HUMAN prestige classes."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "The dragons have a prestige class that makes them a level 0 diety...."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Sweet!"

<OOC> Galan says, "Gotta love teh dragons"

Arden pages: Could you give me a run down on whats happened so I am not totaly lost.

<OOC> Carudan drools. "Someday... someday!

<OOC> Adeinia says, "When the devils sing "Jingle Bells" in hell?"

You paged Arden with 'Sure thing, you were there when the party meet the forest giants?'.

<OOC> Carudan says, "Probably, but that'd be a good sign, sincne they're a pretty perverse group down there"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Alright, now we have a problem here we really need to discuss about changing the time of the game. I was thinking perhaps something during the weekdays at the standard 6 central time, preferably on tuesday or thursday. How well are you at this?"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Either is good for me."

<OOC> Galan says, "It could work, tho I'm leery of devoting more weekdays to gaming. School and all."

<OOC> Carudan says, "It'd be doable, since i'm not on staff at teh paper this next semester. Not that I did all that much on Tues and Thurs nights..."

<OOC> Arden says, "Only problem with that is I would only have 3 hours then I would have to leave. If we started an hour earlier it would work better for me."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "We can do that..."

<OOC> Galan says, "That would make it three o'clock pacific time?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Yep."

<OOC> Galan says, "Let me check my schedule"

<OOC> Carudan says, "Ditto"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "It's be 7 Eastern for me, but I don't have a problem since I don't have early classes on either Wed or Fri. (Heck, other than Thursday, I don't have classes that start earlier than 10)"

<OOC> Galan says, "I can do it. Except on Wednesdays, I only have classes from 9-10 and 11-12"

<OOC> Arden says, "Thats the thing is that it is 7 eastern for me to and i have to leave by 10 eastern for work. Very long drive to work. My work schedual is all mest up right now."

<OOC> Galan says, "And fucking Early African American History from 6 to 10 on Wednesdays. Fucking fuckers."

Elemental2 has connected.

<OOC> Carudan says, "You work at 10 at night?"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "every night?"

You paged Arden with 'So I think I'll take that as a no. Okay, going into the reaching woods, you found a tribe of forest giants, living there which didn't stop the party due to Galan's fancy talking and Carudans actions. They knew the cavern to the underground passage to Darkhold, but now the characters have to free the young giants from the fire giant commander in the keep. You get down into the underground, get taunted by several magic mouths, found a stripped shadow dragon carcass, and run into a drow party of dragon hunters that had a lot of invisiblity spells. After getting wailed on for a while, the drow cleric and wizard ran while you captured the assassin and sniper.'.

<OOC> Arden says, "I work at 11 at night. It takes an hour to get there and yes right now I work every night."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Ouch. Though I rather work at night than in the early mornings."

<OOC> Carudan says, "Definately. Mornings are not my best time of the day, considering how hard I work at not being awake during them"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "So potentially 5 Central on Thursday or Tuesday is what we're aiming for at the moment?"

<OOC> Galan says, "I suppose. Still leery of devoting more weekdays to gaming. I don't know how much homework I'll be afflicted with"

<OOC> Carudan says, "It sounds adequete"

<OOC> Arden says, "That works best for me."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Okay then, when Al gets back and when you all check your schedules, post what might work on GCP and we'll work this out."

You paged Arden with 'Caught up sefficently?'.

Arden pages: Thats helps. Thanks.

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Alright, is everybody ready to game?"

<OOC> Galan says, "I was born ready"

<OOC> Carudan says, "Bring it!"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Go for it."

<OOC> Arden says, "Ready"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "I just realized I can do a very cool vampire impression with Adeinia."

When we left our reptillian heros, they were in the Underdark having been whumped hard by a party of Drow dragon hunters and have managed to capture the sniper who's still struggling, and the assassin who is down for the count.

<OOC> Galan says, "And I did penatrate her SR. Did the HP go off?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "What?"

Carudan staggers over to the sniper, chugging a small vial

<OOC> Galan says, "At the very end, I cast a Hold Person. It penatrated her spell resistance."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Galan fired off a hold person."

Galan loots the assassin.

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Okay."

Galan loots them both, and ties them both securely, then.

<OOC> Adeinia says, "The assassin isn't exactly dead... yet."

Carudan rolls 1d8 and gets: 1 Total: 1

Carudan drinks another potion

Carudan rolls 1d8 and gets: 5 Total: 5

Adeinia double checks the knots and makes sure they're not hiding anything that can get themselves loose.

Galan finishes l3wting "Anyone need any healing?

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "The Assassin has bracers of health +2, Ki straps and 400 gp."

<OOC> Carudan says, "Ki straps?"

Arden slips from the shadows to join the group

Adeinia glances at herself pats off the smoke from ealier.

Carudan stares at the two captives, still swaying a bit

The sniper starts cursing out the evil dragons in Drow. You can't really udnerstand it, but you can tell it's not pleasant.

<OOC> Galan says, "I understand Drow!"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Ki straps give +5 to the DC for stunning attacks."

<OOC> Galan says, "Whats the sniper carrying?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "The sniper has +1 Frost Mighty Composite (+2) Longbow, mithral shirt, two short swords, 2 potions of Cure Light Wounds, and 170 GP."

Adeinia kneels down to the sniper and says, with a small smile on her face, "If you co-operate, we won't gut you like the dragon back there was gutted."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "But they take up the glove slot."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Eh? That doesn't sound right..."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Dibs on the bow!"

You paged Galan with 'He's calling you lucky, uncilvilized, light sucking, scum dwelling, belly crawling, skinks.'.

Galan asks, in Drow "Did you understand her? I ask, because she will start stabbing you if you don't give a sign."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Wasn't the sniper the one that was blinking?"

Galan <And that wasn't very nice, especially considering that you're tied up and we have all the sharp pointies."

He starts to calm down, being rather undiginified about it. "Yes, I can understand her crude tounge..."

Galan nods "Good, good. Now, will you cooperate or do I get to make use of this spellbook.." He digs out the spellbook "Ah yes.. Gromph Baenre's Intestines to Spiders invocation. Heard of it?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Yea, ut you managed to find the right one."

His eyes narrow, "How did you get your talons on that?"

Galan says "The usual. Killing people and taking their stuff. You know how it works."

Carudan looks at any bodies that were left behind, as well as the chamber itself.

Arden takes a position to watch the passes why the others talk with the drow.

There's just the reminants of the minotaur skeletons left.

Galan flips through the book "Hmm. Theres one here for summoning 'Lloth Spiders' to crawl under the victim's skin..

Adeinia takes the sniper's longbow and puts it in a side pocket on her backpack.

<OOC> Galan notes that.

He sighs, looking over at the assassin, "Well I knew you wouldn't help her, despite the fact you have 'subdued and taken her stuff' and all..."

Galan says "Help her?"

She's slowly bleeding to death.

Carudan steps over to the assassin to take a look

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Is that all in drow?"

Carudan kneels down and tries to help her

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "He's speaking Common now."

<OOC> Carudan says, "Heal?"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Oh."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "I could just do a heal and stablizer her."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "She's at -5 at the moment. A good cure spell should do it, but yea, a heal check would be needed."

<OOC> Carudan says, "Nu uh, i go dibs!"

Carudan rolls 1d20 and gets: 13 Total: 13

<OOC> Carudan says, "21"

<OOC> Galan says, "I do have healing spells dudes.."

<OOC> Carudan says, "Sorry, you'll have to save 'em for us"

You stop her bleeding, but she's still out like a light.

Galan kicks the assassin in the nuts "Anyways. We have questions."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "The assassin doesn't have nuts."

Carudan moves her in a slightly-more comfortable position, then turns to watch the interrogate

<OOC> Galan says, "You said the assassin as a 'he'."

<OOC> Carudan says, "I think you mean teh sniper, not the assassin. She's unconscious"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "No, the sniper's a He, the assassin's a she."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "I thought the assassin is a she."

Galan kicks the sniper in the nuts then.

Smokin_Joe crumples up in a ball, falls over, and starts cursing profusely in Drow.

Adeinia pages: Would it be possible to modify the frost comp longbow?

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Ouch."

<OOC> Galan says, "I immobilized the GM! GO ME!"

You paged Adeinia with 'How so?'.

<OOC> Carudan says, "Bad tyson! Bad!"

<OOC> Elemental2 says, "You can identify with your NPC's too much....."

Adeinia pages: It's a +2 bonus right now, could I get it up to +4 or MW?

<OOC> Arden feeles bad for the poor sniper

the Sniper crumples up in a ball, falls over, and starts cursing profusely in Drow.

Galan waits for him to finish "Now, I repeat. We have questions and I enjoy hurting you. You can either satisfy my curiosity or my desire to hurt you."

<OOC> Galan says, "Hey, I'm elvish. We HATE teh Drow."

You paged Adeinia with 'It'll take a lot of magical and such, but I don't think so.'.

<OOC> Arden says, "So am I but the nuts. Damn"

Adeinia pages: K.

He growls, "Ask."

<OOC> Elemental2 says, "If you're elvish, who's presley?"

Galan says "How many more Drow are down here? Where is your stronghold? Which way to the Banites Stronghold? Will your friends come back for you?"

Adeinia, meanwhile, checks the tunnel that the other drows escaped into, but doesn't enter it, only looking from afar.

Database checkpoint in progress - stand by...

Database checkpoint complete.

He snorts, "This is the Underdark, there are MILLIONS of us down here. My home village was razed to the ground by kau-toa years ago. I don't know anything about some Banite stronghold, and they aren't stupid, they'll run and save their own hides, bloody cowardly spell casters...."

Adeinia is facing away from everyone, so they don't see her hiding a smile.

Galan considers this "Banites. Clerics? Some giants? Other nastiness?"

You paged Adeinia with 'You see a few bats up in the cavern, but as far as you can see, there's nothing.'.

Galan pages: ... How good a diplomacy roll would I need to recruit the Drow?

He shakes his head, "I don't know anything about them. We're just dragon hunters, as you could probably tell..."

You paged Galan with '40'.

You paged Galan with '+ or -'.

Adeinia turns back to the ranger and asks curiously, "Are there still dragons down here in these caves?"

Galan says "We hunt dragons occaisonally, so we do have some proffesional interest.."

Carudan nods, slowly. "Strange how many dragon hunters are in the region..."

"No, these caves are too small for most but the youngest dragons. We had to drive that dark dragon into that cavern to corner it.

Galan says "I see.. Now, the question is what to do with you.."

You publicly roll 1d20 and get: 1 Total: 1

<OOC> Adeinia hmmms. "GM botching. Well, well, well..."

Carudan walks ove3r and kneels next to the sniper. "Why attack us?"

Elemental2 has reconnected.

Adeinia discretely rolls her eyes.

You paged Carudan with 'You notice that the assassin's bandages are starting to bleed through. Might want to do some more work on her.'.

Arden comments "To bad we can't be sure of there loyalty. I could use a sniper and assasin."

Adeinia tilts her head to the side and waves off the comment. "Blah. I can do better than both of them."

Galan considers the duo "We're obviously stronger than your former band. We're probably more successful. Want to join us in looting the shit out of the evil temple? You'll get a share of the loot and can go free afterwards."

Carudan rests his hands on the assassin. A warm, gentle light flows into teh drow

Carudan rolls 1d8 and gets: 8 Total: 8

He says, "We were going to up to the surface for a particularly rare dragon that would have neted us plently of gold to make an armor from his hide and spell components. When we came across you, we thought we could probably get some good leather out of you for a full spectrum of elemental imunity.

Adeinia goes back to watching the tunnel and shakes her head, wondering why they're even bothering.

Carudan pages: 10 hp healed

Carudan says "What was this rare serpent you sought?"

The assassin starts to slowly come too. The sniper leans over and speaks to her in Drow, she nods rather reluctantly to him.

Galan pages: Do I hear?

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Conviently forgetting that someone here knows drow."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "I thought their language was Undercommon or something like that."

You paged Galan with 'Medea, are you alright dear?"'.

<OOC> Galan says, "Should I roll my diplomacy?"

"We believe it to be an abnormally large white dragon, which is unique in itself because you usually get nothing but green and bronze about here."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "For what?"

<OOC> Galan says, "My job offer. Do I get any bonuses because they're tied up and we'll probably kill them otherwise?"

Adeinia's interest is raised upon hearing that, especially since white and silver could be easily confused if it was flying quickly through the air.

Carudan frowns. "A white, this far away from snow and ice?"

The sniper just looks about the room, "Muttering, like you could understand the subilty of our kind..."

The assassin speaks up, "That's what we thought as well."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Go ahead and roll."

Carudan says "And it's on the surface?"

Carudan says "Could it have come with those giants... the ones serving the zhents...."

"Many miles to the west at a small mountain.

Galan pulls out his maps and checks

Galan rolls 1d20 and gets: 3 Total: 3

<OOC> Galan says, "Heh. 20."

Elemental2 has partially disconnected.

You paged Galan with 'The Troll Claws are the next western mounntain.'.

Galan says "The Troll Claws?"

Elemental2 pages: What do you want the drow to do?


Adeinia muses, "Maybe I'll meet it later..."

You paged Elemental2 with 'Try and find some way away from these guys. They definately don't want to join them in rading a keep, expecially since they took all of their stuff.'.

Galan closes the map "So, have you considered our offer? We could always just cut your throats here and now."

Elemental2 pages: Perhaps they offer to lead them to a community of dwarves, who will be happy to lend assistance?

Elemental2 pages: Totally glossing over the bit about the illithids, of course.

Adeinia pages: Doesn't the drow ranger have arrows?

The assassin sighs, "We can't aid you in the assault on this keep, which by the sounds of your tounges, it is particularly well defended." The sniper says, "Expecially since you snagged ALL our stuff." "But we can lead you to a place where your kind can rest and heal your wounds."

Galan says "What kind of place?"

You paged Adeinia with 'Yes.'.

<OOC> Galan says, "Does anybody have a good Sense Motive? Anybody?"

<OOC> Adeinia raises hand

<OOC> Arden says, "I only have +4 in it"

"A dwarf town," she says, "Don't ask us why they're down this deep, but they're here."

Adeinia watches the two closely.

Carudan listens carefully to their words (sense motive I shall, yes)

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Same."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Go for it."

Carudan rolls 1d20 and gets: 16 Total: 16

Adeinia rolls 1d20 and gets: 5 Total: 5

<OOC> Carudan says, "25"

Galan rolls 1d20 and gets: 2 Total: 2

<OOC> Adeinia says, "damn... 18"

<OOC> Galan says, "10 :P"

<OOC> Adeinia pouts. "I wanted a good roll..."

Elemental2 pages: It is --technically-- the truth.... ;-)

You paged Carudan with 'She is telling the truth that there is a dwarf village, but at the moment he just wants to get rid of you guys as quickly as possiblee and limp back to their town.'.

<OOC> Carudan pates adeinia on the back. "Sometimes good rolls happen to lousy people, and vice versa

Carudan turns to Adeinia and whispers "I think they're telling the truth. They want to get ride of us as quickly as they can

Galan gestures to the others "Private conference time."

Carudan tells the same to Galan during Private Conference time"

Adeinia shrugs. "I'll watch them."

Arden comes over to the conference

Adeinia amusedly watches the pair while the others have a conference.

Galan heads over to a corner to talk to Carudan and Arden then. He whispers "If they're telling the truth, good. But what should we do with them? I don't feel right just letting a pair of drow go. Should we turn them over to the dwarves?"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "This from the person who made the offer for them to join up."

Galan whispers "There might be a reward, and the dwarves would probably appreciate it."

<OOC> Galan says, "Your point being?"

<OOC> Adeinia is amused. Very amused.

Carudan glances back at the pair. "We mimght take one of them to the village, as insurance of some sort.

The sniper crawls over to the sniper and starts to whisper in Drow at her, recieving a harsh remark back, being rather embarased makes another statement, and she seems to lighten up a bit. They continue to talk softening up a bit emotionally.

<OOC> Galan says, "Whatever."

Galan says "Of course. I never intended to just let them go now."

Arden says "Given them to the dwarfs would keep them out of you hair"

Galan says "Definately. They'd probably try for some revenge if we let them go.. And they'd just go back to their vile Drow ways otherwise."

Adeinia walks around the drows in a circle, then stops when she's directly behind them.

Carudan turns to Galan. "What are they whispering about?"

Arden says "Galan is right. When they get themselves resupplied they would come after us for revenge."

<OOC> Galan says, "Can I hear them from here?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Give me a listen check."

Galan rolls 1d20 and gets: 3 Total: 3

<OOC> Galan says, "10.."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Nope, can't hear them."

Galan shakes his head "No, but judging from their body language and what I overheard earlier, he's probably worried about her, and she's trying to act tough and macho

Galan says "Anyways. Are we agreed? We follow them, and then turn them over to the dwarves."

Adeinia moves slowly up from behind the two prisoner's back, keeping as silent as possible, just in case they have some way of getting free.

Carudan nods. "All right..."

Arden nods silently

Galan nods and goes back to the prisoners "We have decided to accept your offer of guidance."

"Alright," The assassin says, then looks down at her leg bands, "So are you going to free us or are we supposed to crawl our way to the town?"

Galan rearranges the ropes, so that their hands are tied behind their backs and a rope noose/leash is tied to their necks.

Adeinia waits to see how Galan will handle this.

Galan says "And what do these dwarves call themselves? What do they look like?"

Galan grabs hold of the ends of the noose "These are nooses. With a simple pull, I can cut off the flow of air to your lungs and blood to your head."

The sniper says, "We don't know what they're called, but they are definately those mountain dwarves, not the standard derro you get down here.

Galan nods "Great. Lead on."

"We won't be able to reach it today, but tomorrow. Just to let you know that we're not trying to betray you when we don't get there in a few hours." They start to trod off in the direction of the right tunnel.

Galan nods "Allright."

Adeinia pages: Is it possible to change the mighty longbow into a normal composite longbow, or would that require magic as well?

You paged Adeinia with 'You could totally break it, but then I don't know why the hell you'd want to do that...'.

Adeinia pages: I mean, the current mighty composite longbow uses the str mod. I want to change it back so that it uses the dex mod.

You paged Adeinia with 'No, that's in addition to the dex mod.'.

Adeinia pages: Ohhhhhh... Hey, that's cool. I get Dex+2 then...

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "FF to the village or do you have things to talk about, or ask?"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Ask about why the drows left the dwarves alone."

<OOC> Galan is good with a FF soon

<OOC> Carudan says, "And about their dragon experiences. Why they hunt, how, etc. Stuff that could be parap[hrased"

<OOC> Arden says, "I am good with FF"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "They left the dwarves alone because they couldn't get as much goods from the dwarves than dragons and it was better to just sneak by. The dragonslaying experience, they booth are exuberant to tell you in graphic detail."

<OOC> Carudan says, "Excellent"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Cool."

<OOC> Adeinia will listen a bit, but then keeps watch around the area as they travel (FF)

After a tense night of feeling the eyes of dark elves upon you, and a few more hours of marching, you can see a dim light off in the distance. The drow whince a bit and say, "There it is, we done as you asked, now reliease us."

Galan says "Not so fast.. We see a light, yes, but thats no assurance that you're telling the truth."

Adeinia nods. "There's lots of things that can make lights."

Galan jiggles the leashes "The sooner we get there, the sooner you get off the leashes."

They nod and lead the way to the village.

Galan follows

Carudan follows, rstaying directly behind the two drow.

Adeinia slows down and asks Galan quietly, "So, when are you going to let them go?"

Arden follows from the back

Galan says "Soon."

Adeinia shrugs and follows in the back.

The sniper growls, "Bloody dirt brained midgets..." as you approach the village and can see that it's a clean, white walled moutain dwarf village with a few little love light lamps floating about, giving a bit of illumination in the dark recesses. You can see one or two light skined dwarves running about, but not many people are on the streets.

Galan looks around for the guards or someone official looking

Carudan says "Galan, you go ahead and see how friendly the natives are."

Carudan says "The rest of us will stay here, until you're sure it's safe"

"Could you leave us with the others before you do so?"

Carudan pages: What would I need to roll to untie the drow without Galan knowing?

Adeinia looks at the two drows. "Light hurting your eyes?"

Galan tosses the leashes to Arden and tells Caruden "Don't do what I think you're going to do. You'd be aiding and abetting the wicked."

You paged Carudan with 'Slight of hand or use rope.'.

Galan heads into the village at a sedate pace

Carudan rolls 1d20 and gets: 17 Total: 17

Arden takes the leashes from galan

Carudan pages: 21 use rope

Adeinia shakes her head. "I wonder how this place remained here without those mages detecting or doing something about it."

They stand by Arden, held by their leashes.

You paged Galan with 'You eventually find a nice little stout house that says, "Town Hall" in dwarvish on the front.'.

Adeinia finds a dark shadow by the wall and sits in it, observing the village.

From afar, Galan tries knocking

The Assassin gives Carudan an odd questioning look.

Galan pages: (Have I seen anything odd while walking through the village?)

Carudan whispers "Our word was our bond."

You paged Galan with 'An old dwarf wearing glasses comes to the door. "Why hello there! I can't remember the last time we have visitors in our humble village. I'm Mayor Kulibar, welcome to our little hamlet!"'.

The Assassin says, "Why would you risk it?"

From afar, Galan bows "Greetings, Mayor Kulibar. My name is Galan Dracos, and I must say it's a pleasure to find a such a haven in the dangerous expanses of the Underdark."

From afar, Galan checks for magic

Carudan whispers "Because I would risk this, rather than break my word. IF I don't hold myself to a higher standard, then what does that make me?"

<OOC> Galan says, "Intelligent!"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "hypricite?"

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You paged Galan with 'I know, it's unusual to find a wonderful patch of civilization in this no man's land, but we have found ourselves a good way to make a living and keep the more undesierables out of our homes." (There's some magic downstairs, probably from some old magical plate that's been handed down through the generations, and it seems like a perfectly operational village.)'.

<OOC> Carudan says, "I love rhetorical questions..."

The sniper turns to Arden and Adeinia, "What about you two? Do you have a problem if we just walked out of here?"

From afar, Galan nods "I was wondering if my companions and myself might rest and resupply in your village, as our trek has so far been both long and dangerous? We are quite capable of paying."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Well, besides I have no idea what you're doing right now, wouldn't you be breaking your word to Galan if you did what I think you might be doing?"

You paged Galan with 'Well I think that we can do that for you. We can't offer much, we can meek out a comfortable life but we don't have much in the lines of adventuring equipment."'.

<OOC> Carudan says, "I don't know. No, I do know. They were lied to first. Better I pay the price for lies and going back on my word, than they pay for being misled."

Arden says "Truthfully I would wish for you two to help me. With your skills we could put a real hurting on the Zents. But I very much doubt that will happen."

Galan pages: We understand. We have most of the special equipment we need, it's just the mundane items and information that we're in need of."

The assassin asks, "Why are you taking on a suicidal mission to take this fortress all by yourselves?"

Adeinia says, "You're going to be released sooner or later. Though I'd be very angry if this village turned out to be hostile to us."

Adeinia shrugs. "I just want to get stronger. I was going after the dragon, actually."

Arden says "Its a personal mission and we have no desire to take the fortress. Just get in and out."

You paged Galan with 'Such as food?" he says slapping your belly, "You look like you could use a good meal youngin. If that's the case, we're more than happy to oblidge."'.

Carudan says "We go to rescue several people, for those who care about them."

Adeinia snorts. As if that's going to happen.

The sniper gives a little snort, "Standard raiding mission..."

Arden says "Something like that."

Adeinia rolls her eyes. "Yes, something like that. Except some people still haven't realized what they agreed on when we first arrived at the tunnel."

From afar, Galan nods "Thank you, sir. Your generosity is most appreciated. I thank you for your time. Is there an inn or hostel for visitors perhaps?"

The assassin asks, "Who could be so important that you'd be willing to take on an entire keep to rescue?"

Arden says "Dose it matter. If I am willing to take on the Zents then it should be plane that it is an important person to me."

Adeinia mutters something in a weird language.

The sniper says, "Well I know there's nothing I can think of that would make me brave the giant army, the countless evil clerics, their bloodthirsty zealots, and their summoned devils." "Must be some sort of powerful magical artifact," the assassin comments.

Adeinia snorts.

You paged Galan with 'Of course, we have the Tipsy Badger right over there on main street." He says pointing to the tallest building in the town with a sign of a badger flat on it's back and seemingly spining about.'.

Carudan shakes his head. "No, something more powerful, and more personal, than an artifact.

From afar, Galan nods "Thank you for time. I appreciate your assistance." He bows again. "Now, if you will excuse me, I shall fetch my companions."

Arden says "Thats the diffrents between elfs and drow. You would risk your life for no one and I will risk mine for the ones I love."

Adeinia mutters something else in the same weird language.

They seem to stay silent at that remark.

You paged Galan with 'Of course." as he waves you goodbye.'.

From afar, Galan heads back

Galan emerges from the village

Adeinia asks, "So?"

Arden steps closer to the assassin and wishpers to him

Galan says "Good news, my friends. The Tipsy Badger is open and waiting eagerly for our money."

Arden pages: How good are you at hideing a small object on your body from being seen.

Galan looks over the Drow, then asks Carudan "Haven't let them go yet? Tsk, tsk. I thought you would've acted sooner."

Carudan smiles. "I'm that predictable?"

Galan says "Yes, you are."

Adeinia says "Pretty much, yes."

Galan says "Anyways, there isn't a reward for Drow."

Galan cuts the ropes "Go on, get."

You paged Arden with 'Excellent, why?"'.

Adeinia lifts and eyebrow. You could never tell if he's joking or not.

<OOC> Adeinia says, "an eyebrow."

Arden steps back when Galan cuts the ropes "Never mind"

Galan says "Though I admit to being curious about how you intend to make your way through the Underdark, alone and unarmed."

Carudan nods to the two drow. "Good luck on your hunt. May the white dragon fall fast and hard."

Galan steps well back and subtly checks his stuff.

The drow stand there, rubbing their wrists a little sore and staring amazed at you.

Adeinia says, "We could give them some of their equipment back."

"We won't go after the white dragon now. Now we just need to survive..."

Galan says "You can give them back your share.. Tho I suppose we could buy some weapons and such from the dwarves."

Galan says "Again.. You could come with us, if you want."

Galan rolls 1d20 and gets: 9 Total: 9

<OOC> Arden says, "What is the name of the village with the collage"

The drow look at Arden and Carudan questionly.

<OOC> Carudan says, "Beregest. I think"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Beregost, yes."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "I somehow doubt they'd go above ground for long times, but you could always try."

<OOC> Carudan says, "We had a share of the loot?"

<OOC> Galan says, "We looted them."

Arden says "If your looking for work go to the city of Beregost. I will be looking for those with your skill when I get back there."

<OOC> Galan says, "We haven't divided it yet. Other than Adeinia taking the bow."

<OOC> Carudan says, "You mean you and Adeinia looted them ;^)"

<OOC> Adeinia grins. "Hey, it's a bow with an enchantment on it."

<OOC> Carudan says, "Next time, I must be quick in my lootage"

<OOC> Galan says, "Hey, you'll still get a share of the l3wt. Tho I would appreciate it if people didn't start claiming their shares until we officially divide it"

Adeinia asks, "Though I got a question. Why would you bring a bow with a frost type enchantment on it when you're planning to fight a white dragon?"

<OOC> Galan says, "Because it's an Albino Red Dragon."

<OOC> Adeinia groans.

The assassin says, "We might, later. Much later. But you do have Tursun's," the sniper says, "And Madea's thanks."

Galan nods "I'm sure that'll come in handy."

Tursun says, "It was the best bow I could get, and I figured the extra strength givien through the bow would make up for that."

Arden says "If you ever change your mind about the work then look for me. They call me the Blue Dragon."

Adeinia sighs and pinches her nose.

Without a word they bound off into the shadows of the Underdark, giving no sounds after they are 15 feet away from all of you, leaving just you and the village.

Galan heads for the tavern "Shall we proceede then? I'm feeling peckish and the Tispy Otter supposedly does wonderful things with a stuffed mushroom."

Carudan watches after Tursen and Madea, quietly contemplating.

Adeinia nods. "So, any plans on how to get giants out of a virtual fortress without getting killed in the process?"

Carudan shruggs. "I must admit, I've never had stuffed mushroom before. What's it taste like?"

Galan says "It depends on what it's stuffed with. Usually cheese, meat, herbs and vegetables."

<OOC> Elemental2 says, "Liberal use of Reduce spells?"

Carudan smiles. "Sounds delicious. LEad on."

You go to the largest building in town that has a picture of a badger on it's back, spining about as the sign post. There is also something on the door, the picture of a moutian with wings and a pick-axe in the center.

Galan says "They're quite the Underdark delicassy. The Illithids make the best, however."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Would be nice if we could just fly out of the fortress."

<OOC> Galan says, "Thats.. Moradin and Clangedin, right?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Nope, something different."

<OOC> Galan says, "Can I roll?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Go for it."

<OOC> Galan says, "Religion?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "No, it'll be an athropology type roll."

<OOC> Galan says, "I've got Arcana, History, Monsters, Underdark and Geography."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "History."

Galan rolls 1d20 and gets: 18 Total: 18

<OOC> Galan says, "29"

<OOC> Galan says, "27."

You paged Galan with 'It's the symbol of the Drakepeak clan of dwarves.'.

Galan heads inside.

Galan says "Hopefully, someone knows where the fortress is."

The business at this time seems to be rather brisk, for dwarves that is, there's laughing and plenty of quaffing, plus some Dwarvish dancing girls, and plenty of good food and axe tossing.

Galan takes a seat, waves to a waitress and pulls out his maps, updating them with this section of the underdark

"My, yer some big gits, 'aint cha? Now what can I get ye?"

Arden takes a seat at the table with Galan

Galan says "I'll take some of your fine dwarven ale, and whatever is good to eat please."

You say "You want the rat with or without the ketchup?"

Adeinia does not order anything as she sits.

Carudan sits with the others. "I've heard some good things about your mushrooms, so one of those, and some water."

Galan says "With, please. Double order. And the stuffed mushrooms."

"That we can do," She says, scribbing something on the bakc of a piece of paper, "Now ale for you, or do you prefer somethin' stronger?"

Arden says "I'll have some water. And a bit of roast if you have it."

"Water?" All the mugs in the place hit the table and you can feel dozens of dwarvish eyes staring at you.

<OOC> Adeinia says, "You know, historically, it's because water wasn't purified and such that ale was created to drink."

Carudan smiles. "Aye, water. I prefer my ale unhindered by food, and I'm too hungry to say no to those mushrooms."

<OOC> Galan says, "No.. Thats just one of the side effects."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Give me a sec..."

Galan burries his head in his hands.

Arden says "Yes, water. If thats not a problem"

<OOC> Adeinia says, ""Historically, even in most villages the water supply was quickly polluted and dangerous to drink.""

<OOC> Galan says, "And yes, I know booze replaced water in many places due to the unsanitary nature of the water. I'm just saying booze wasn't specifically created to make up for the lack"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Ah. You should have said so. :P"

<OOC> Elemental2 says, "Yes, but any place with a level 1 cleric won't have to worry about water."

<OOC> Galan says, "I DID say so"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "rofl. True, true. Sorry."

The Reality Button gets pushed by Galan and goes BOINK, PTANG, POW! and sends us back to our game.

You hear a lot of unsatisfied mumblings from about the room. The waitress responds, "Yea, the only people that drink water about here, are Dewbacks and them Kou-Toa, so unless you want to go diving into the water trough outside, I'd suggest you order somthin' stronger.

Galan says "Do you have mushroom wine or juice, or some such?"

Carudan sighs. "Fine, what's the strongest thing you have?"

Arden says "Okay then. Make mine an ale."

"We got wine, aye." She turns to Carudan, "Strongest we got, eh? Well we got Gutshaker, over 40 years old, and only half of that with the original brewer still in the barrel!"

"That's more like it!"

Adeinia glances worriedly at Carudan.

She looks about for any more orders.

Adeinia shakes her head and declines to order.

Carudan shrugs. "Then pass me a mug of that, preferably without any brewer."

She nods and goes out to get your order, and the quaffing begins again.

Carudan sighs. "That should satisfy the natives," he mutters.

Galan sighs, finishing his map "Anyways, as I was saying.. We might find someone here to guide us."

Galan pages: Hey. I have the location of the temple checked. I have a map of this part of the underworld, and notations of where the cave entrance is. Could I figure out, roughly, where the temple is from here?

Adeinia adds, "I doubt it, but we can always try."

Galan shrugs "They live down here. They probably have heard at least rumors."

You paged Galan with 'Yes.'.

Adeinia lifts an eyebrow. "And you expect them to... help." Shrugging, she said, "I guess it can't hurt THAT much to ask."

Galan pages: I've got Geography and Cartography.. Roll it?

You paged Galan with 'Yes.'.

Galan says "We might be able to hire one, or they might at least be able to give us directions."

Galan examines his maps

Carudan shrugs. "At the very least, they may have information on our... tarrget's.... comings and goings

Galan rolls 1d20 and gets: 10 Total: 10

<OOC> Galan says, "21"

You paged Galan with 'There should be a tunnel going on in the direction your tunnel should be. You have about another day of walking to get to Darkhold.'.

Galan does a few calculations "You see, I think there should be a tunnel around here. If there is, it should be just a day or so till we reach Darkhold."

Adeinia looks down at the map. "Do you know where we are?"

Arden says "Good. The sooner we get there the sooner we can get out and go back to the school"

Galan pulls out the over land map and points at a spot "A couple hundred feet beneath here."

Galan says "Which reminds me.. I need to see if theres a map maker in this village."

<OOC> Carudan says, "map-maker, map-maker make me a map..."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe groans.

<OOC> Adeinia twitches.

The waitress comes back with your order, "That'll be 3 gold please."

<OOC> Carudan says, "My job is done..."

Carudan pays

Galan says "Thank you, m'dear. I don't suppose I could pester you with a few questions however?"

"Sure, as long as ye don't go too far.

Galan pages: Whats the terrain around Darkhold like?

You paged Galan with 'Mountainous and rocky.'.

Galan says "Just two questions about this lovely village.. Is there a mapmaker, and does anybody know the surrounding Underdark well? Well enough to act as a guide, or at least give us directions?"

"Mapmaker? No, I don't believe there is, and the only person I can think who could possibly be a guide is Sven over there." She points to a burly, scared dwarf.

Galan smiles "Thank you, we appreciate your assistance."

She curtsies and leaves.

Over the bar you do notice a larger display of the crest on the door, this time with a caption in dwarvish.

Galan tucks in "See? We might yet acquire a guide. And, incidentally.. we should divide the treasure now. Adeinia has allready claimed the bow. That leaves a small quantitiy of gold, two short swords, Ki Straps, Bracers of Health, a Mithril shirt and two curative potions.

Galan reads the caption.

Galan says "I think I'll take the Bracers."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Anybody else speak dwarf?"

<OOC> Galan says, "I do"

<OOC> Arden says, "Not me"

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<OOC> Adeinia says, "Nope. I got all the exotic languages that's so far fetched that nobody is going to use them, so I don't have dwarven or elven."

You paged Galan with 'Either in the sky or deep underground, the Drakepeak Clan will hunt them bastards down!"'.

Galan pages: Can I roll to know which bastards?

You paged Galan with 'Inserts a 'scaly' in the last bit infront of bastards.'.

<OOC> Carudan says, "nope"

Galan pages: Oh dear..

Galan whispers very quietly "Nobody mention being half dragon."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe pokes players.

Adeinia looks at the other's face and body, especially the very obvious draconic attributes, and grimaces. "Give me a few hours and I can have you all looking more... mundane."

Carudan nods. "Uh... why?"

Galan says "They haven't noticed yet, so we should be good. They seem to have a thing against 'scaly bastards'."

Galan says "Anyways. The treasure."

Arden says "WIth my mask and full suit I don't need to worry about them finding me out."

Carudan sighs. "Great. It's just like the village back home..."

Carudan pulls his cowl further down.

Adeinia keeps her special cloak on, making sure not to show her draconic attributes.

You paged Galan with 'Not even going to tell them it's a Clan motto?'.

Galan says "It's a clan motto, however. Whether or not they take it seriously.."

Arden says "None of that treasure will help me to much. So I don't need any"

Galan says "Then, unless Carudan wants the Ki Straps, I'll just sell it off then?"

<OOC> Carudan says, "Hey, could I wear a mythril shirt without taking penalties?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "No."

You paged (Carudan, Arden) with 'Give me an int check.'.

Carudan holds his hands out. "I'd take them, but I already have a pair of gloves.

Carudan rolls 1d20 and gets: 19 Total: 19

Carudan pages: 20

Adeinia says "Same."

Arden rolls 1d20 and gets: 1 Total: 1

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Arden pages: 4

<OOC> Galan says, "Where do you wear Ki Straps?"

Carudan says "I would like one of the potions, though"

Galan hands them over, along with a potion

You paged Carudan with 'You've seen the Clan's crest before, on that axe you guys had to subdue.'.

Galan finishes "Shall we speak with Sven now?"

Carudan glances back at the crest. "By Torm... he mutters."

You paged Carudan with 'The Drakepeak Clan.'.

Carudan shakes his head. "The axe... Arden, remember that axe we found under teh school?" he whispers. "The sentient one? It had the samme crest as these dwarves..."

Arden says "That axe that hurt dragons just for touching it. Yeah I remember."

Carudan says "And this is the clan of the wizard thata forged it"

Galan wanders over to where Sven is sitting

Arden says "Thats an important item for a clan to be losssing."

The big dwarf looks at Galan, "Hey there goldie, what can I be doing for ye?"

Carudan says "Did they ever know it existed? Either way, I wonder if we'd be better off in teh drow village...""

You paged (Arden, Carudan) with 'You recall the wizard who forged the axe was the last of his Clan.'.

Carudan pauses. "I thought the wizard was the last of his clan, though...

Galan gives him a friendly smile and offers his hand, saying in Dwarven "Pleasent greetings, my friend, I hope this day finds you well."

Arden says "Maybe these guys found the villiage and moved in. Maybe they have no connection to that clan at all."

"Any day that doesn't find me face to face with an umberhulk is a fine day to be certain!"

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Carudan shakes his head. "The number of dragon-hunting communities in teh area is unnerving."

Galan nods "Indeed, indeed. An umberhulk can spoil most any day. Anyways.. I have heard that you, above all others, are knowledgable of this expanse of the Underdark?"

Arden says "You can say that again. It make a person feel a little unwelcome."

"Aye, I have a bit of wonderlust, although wouldn't say I'm an exploerer or something. Sometimes can't recall some of the more complex tunnels out of this cavern, but I go farther than most other dwarves goe, that's for certain."

Galan nods "My friends and I are looking for a place known as Darkhold. You know, evil clerics, giants, summoned Devils.. We intend to rescue certain people from it's dark depths. And to loot it, thats a given. Perhaps you would have an idea of where this citadel is?"

Sven gives you an odd look, "Darkhold... Darkhold... Nope, can't remmeber hearing about a place like that anywhere around here."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Did he just say that in the middle of the tavern?"

<OOC> Adeinia chuckles.

<OOC> Galan says, "I said it quietly, and you can keep your opinions to yourself."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Sure I could, but where's the fun in that?"

Galan sighs and pulls out the map, pointing to where Darkhold should be "Hear anything at all from this area?"

<OOC> Galan says, "It'd definately make playing with you less annoying."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Tyson, zip it."

<OOC> Galan says, "Tell Adyen to zip it. I'm hear to game, not listen to the peanut gallery."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Alright, alright. I can tell when someone's on a short fuse."

He looks at the map for a long time, like he has a hard time reading it, "Nope, haven't seen any of this. This is that overland stuff, I'm more of a tunnel man myself."

Galan shrugs "Allright. No giants or evil clerics at all?"

He shakes his head.

Galan heads back to the table.

Adeinia asks those still at the table, "So, are we staying here or leaving immediately?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Everybody give me a fortitude save."

Carudan rolls 1d20 and gets: 6 Total: 6

Galan rolls 1d20 and gets: 14 Total: 14

<OOC> Galan says, "20"

<OOC> Carudan says, "17"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Do I have to?"

Carudan says "Stay here, at least for the night. I'm still recovering from that fight two days ago."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Yep."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Well, I guess it's not to food and drinks then."

Adeinia rolls 1d20 and gets: 11 Total: 11

<OOC> Adeinia says, "20"

Arden rolls 1d20 and gets: 1 Total: 1

Galan says "I offered you healing."

<OOC> Arden says, "5"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Arden, Carudan, this dwarven stuff is a bit stronger than what you're used to."

Carudan shakes his head. "Nah, I didn't want to bother you. Especially as I have some of my own. Figured you could help the others.

Arden tips in his seat and grabs the table to not fall out of the chair

Adeinia pages: Uh... I didn't have any of the dwarven stuff.

Galan shrugs "None of you ever ask."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "BTW, the stuffed mushrooms were terrific."

Galan looks down and sighs "I guess we'll be staying the night, so Mr. Hard Drinker can sleep it off."

You paged Adeinia with 'Oh, sorry about that then.'.

Arden says "This is why I wanted water"

Carudan smiles. "Okay, if it makes you feel better, you could give me a nip of A... Ail... the wind god's healing touch."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "You can get supplies if you wish, but I'd like to FF to the next morning."

Adeinia quickly gets up. "I'll go get rooms. You can pay me back later." She said with a chuckle.

<OOC> Arden says, "FF is good with me"

Galan says "Akadi. And make me feel better? Sorry, but no. I'm not that kind of cleric who needs to justify his existence by having people depend on him."

<OOC> Galan says, "Sure."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Ya, but what types of supplies are there?"

<OOC> Carudan says, "I'd like to, but I don't think I'm in any state to go out with money.""

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Standard food, rope, and normal weapons."

Adeinia pages: I'm going to work with my disguse kit again and look somewhat human or at least not draconic.

<OOC> Adeinia says, "never mind then."

You paged Adeinia with 'Alrighty.'.

Carudan pats Galan on the back. "Thsat's the spirit! Self-determinathon..." he snorts, "Man, I think i've had a few too many sips of this stuff..." he stares at him mug.

Galan sighs and helps the two drunks up to their rooms.

Arden leans on Galan as he helps him to the room

Carudan lets Galan lead him up. "You know... you're thutch a great guy..."

You go to your rooms to sleep off the drunken stupor and have some rather pleasant dreams while doing so.

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Everybody give me a spot check, DC 20, 17 for Arden."

Galan sighs "By the dark Gods, I hate happy drunks.."

Adeinia rolls 1d20 and gets: 2 Total: 2

Galan rolls 1d20 and gets: 9 Total: 9

<OOC> Galan says, "Nope"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "I hate my roll. 9"

Arden rolls 1d20 and gets: 8 Total: 8

<OOC> Galan says, "Should I make one for my familiar, too?"

Carudan rolls 1d20 and gets: 4 Total: 4

<OOC> Arden says, "19"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Sure."

Galan rolls 1d20 and gets: 5 Total: 5

<OOC> Carudan says, "never mind"

<OOC> Galan says, "I'm sleeping with my stuff, btw."

<OOC> Carudan says, "So am I, since it's strapped to my back."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "oops. wrong mod, but still didn't make it. I also only sleep for 2 hours, just to mention."

You paged Arden with 'You can feel someone taking off your headdress while you sleep and two little metal points touch opposite sides of your head.'.

<OOC> Galan says, "4, here. *huggles Elfhood*"

Adeinia pages: Which is where all the time to fix the disguse comes from.

<OOC> Arden says, "are we all in the same room"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Yep."

<OOC> Adeinia coughs.

Arden opens his eyes "What the hells going on here."

<OOC> Galan says, "You've only got a 10 charisma. You're not worth watching. ;)"

Galan sits up "Wha?"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "please keep your opinions to yourself."

Carudan groans a happy groan, then turns around to continue sleeping

<OOC> Galan says, "If you do the same from now on, I'll be glad to."

Each of you wake up to several oddly colored heads with beady black eyes and four tentacles about it's mouth. At the moment they each have a set of particularly nasty looking tools and a big bucket, they all seem to be measuring your heads for some odd reason.

<OOC> Galan says, "Illithids?!"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Yep."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Arden, you got one action before they react."

Carudan wakes up. Fast.

Arden reaches for his sword to slash at the one in front of him

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "You can do so at the one closest to you."

Arden rolls 1d20 and gets: 6 Total: 6

<OOC> Arden says, "16"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "That hits."

Arden rolls 1d6 and gets: 1 Total: 1

<OOC> Arden says, "7 damage, +2 weapon"

The one near you rears aback as it lets out an unholy shriek, grasping, what can only be assumed to be some sort of cleaver from the tray of tools, the others do something similar and start to move back. (Initatives.)

Adeinia rolls 1d20 and gets: 19 Total: 19

You publicly roll 1d20 and get: 1 Total: 1

<OOC> Adeinia says, "NOW I get that roll."

Arden rolls 1d20 and gets: 3 Total: 3

<OOC> Adeinia says, "24"

<OOC> Arden says, "8"

Galan rolls 1d20 and gets: 3 Total: 3

<OOC> Galan says, "5."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Carudan."

Carudan rolls 1d20 and gets: 14 Total: 14

<OOC> Carudan says, "19"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Adeinia, Carudan, Arden, Galan, Illithids"

<OOC> Galan says, "How many?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "One on each of you."

Adeinia slams her hands onto the ground to propelle her away from the Illithids and some breathing space. (basically tumbling away from a prone position)

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Roll tumble."

Adeinia rolls 1d20 and gets: 18 Total: 18

<OOC> Adeinia says, "26"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Yes, you get away."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "That your action?"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Yes. Taking a defensive stance and activating haste."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Carudan."

Carudan tries to unleash a flurry of stunning blows against teh nearest tentacle-head

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Roll for it."

Carudan rolls 1d20 and gets: 17 Total: 17

Carudan rolls 1d20 and gets: 6 Total: 6

<OOC> Carudan says, "26 and 12"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "First one hits."

Carudan rolls 1d8 and gets: 3 Total: 3

<OOC> Carudan says, "9 dmg"

<OOC> Carudan says, "and dc 16,"

You publicly roll 1d20 and get: 6 Total: 6

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Will?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Crap. Doesn't make it."

<OOC> Carudan says, "fort"

It's hard to reach the abomination from your bed, but one of your hits manages to connect and the illithid stands there, reeling from the blow.

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Arden."

Arden trust forward with is sword to impale the goon in front of him.

Arden rolls 1d20 and gets: 9 Total: 9

<OOC> Carudan says, "I'm in bed? Hmm, maybe I hsould have gotten out of said bed first..."

<OOC> Arden says, "19"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "That hits."

Arden rolls 1d6 and gets: 2 Total: 2

<OOC> Arden says, "8 damage"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Galan."

Galan rolls out the way, quickly incanting incanting the words of 'Haste'. As the spell takes effect, accelerating the mage, he follows it with a hastened Shield spell to protect himself.

<OOC> Galan says, "Done."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "You can't bring the shield up from being prone."

<OOC> Galan says, "Then I stand before casting it."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Either get up or cast shield."

<OOC> Galan says, "Standing up is a move equivalant action, yes?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "No, you can cast Haste as your action, then with your extra action get up."

<OOC> Galan says, "Page 128. Standing up is move equiv"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Fine, you get both :P"

<OOC> Galan says, "Hey, don't blame me. You turned this into a rules fight. ;)"

In your mind three voices speak in unison *You do not need your obdula oblongata. Let us have it...* As a wave of psyhic energy eminates from their heads.

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Everybody give me a will save DC 17, and Adenia and Galan, give me an exra save."

Carudan rolls 1d20 and gets: 15 Total: 15

Galan rolls 1d20 and gets: 15 Total: 15

Galan rolls 1d20 and gets: 8 Total: 8

<OOC> Carudan says, "26.. my will is STRONG!"

Arden rolls 1d20 and gets: 9 Total: 9

<OOC> Galan says, "29 and 22"

<OOC> Arden says, "15"

Adeinia rolls 2d20 and gets: 20/5 Total: 25

Galan shakes his head, throwing off the pain of the psychic assault

You publicly roll 3d4 and get: 2/3/4 Total: 9

<OOC> Adeinia says, "uhh... mind effecting?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Yep."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Arden is stunned for 9 rounds."

<OOC> Adeinia wipes off a sweat. "Phew. 30/15

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "What did you get Adeinia."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "look up one line."

Arden grips his head at the pain from the psychic attack.

You publicly roll 3d4 and get: 4/1/1 Total: 6

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Adeinia is only stunned for 6 rounds."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Carudan."

Galan says "Yes, I DO need it! I use it to breathe and stuff!"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Stupid double attack."

Galan pages: I don't suppose I know some quirk of Illithid culture that might make them step back and, I dunno, talk about this?

Carudan launches another stunning flurry of blows against the stunned squid-face

You paged Galan with 'No, they want your brain, and they want it NOW.'.

Adeinia pages: Does Haste continue to be in effect during those 6 rounds?

Carudan rolls 2d20 and gets: 15/5 Total: 20

You paged Galan with 'Adeinia yes.'.

You paged Adeinia with 'Yes.'.

<OOC> Carudan says, "24 and 11"

You paged Adeinia with 'Wait a second, it's a willful action to activate them? If so, then no.'.

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "First one hits."

Galan says "Friends, brothers.. Reconsider your actions! The Keeblithenerin clan, my family, has always had a cordial relationship with your kind!"

Carudan rolls 1d8 and gets: 7 Total: 7

<OOC> Carudan says, "13"

<OOC> Carudan says, "and your fort save?"

*There is only one relationship we need with stunted intellects like yours.*

You publicly roll 1d20 and get: 3 Total: 3

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Nope,"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Galan"

Adeinia pages: It's a willful action to activate them, I think.

Galan says "Surely beings of your inestimable intellect can easily see how we can all profit from our meeting.. Why settle for our five measly brains when you could have so many more by uniting with us?"

Galan casts Hold Person twice.

<OOC> Galan says, "Targeting both of the non stunned Illithids"

<OOC> Galan says, "DC 19"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Will?"

Database checkpoint in progress - stand by...

Database checkpoint complete.

<OOC> Galan says, "Yes. Watch them both get 20s"

You publicly roll 2d20 and get: 19/4 Total: 23

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "One is stunned the other stares at you indignantly."

Galan looks back calmly "What? You tried the same thing!"

The one still free Illithid steps up to Arden, *We am going to enjoy this...* as it launches his face at it's head.

You publicly roll 1d20 and get: 14 Total: 14

Galan says "But think! We're going to Darkhold.. Wouldn't you rather the dozens of meaty, delicious, cleric brains.. hey! STOP THAT!"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "24 hit you flat footed?"

<OOC> Arden says, "yep"

The other one stares at Galan sending out more psyhic energy, *Turn about is fair play...*

Galan rolls 1d20 and gets: 4 Total: 4

<OOC> Galan says, "18"

The illithid on Arden gets one of it's mouth tentacles on his head.

Galan says "Yes, yes.. but doubleteaming the unsuspecting is more fun."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Galan is no longer dominated."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Carudan."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "I mean, not"

Galan says "Weigh the cost/benefit. Our five feeble brains vs. the countless cranial delights of Darkhold."

<OOC> Galan says, "Oh, 20 then!"

Carudan , snarling, tries to unleash another set of stun/flurry at his prone target

Carudan rolls 2d20 and gets: 2/11 Total: 13

<OOC> Carudan says, "11 & 17"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Second hits."

<OOC> Carudan says, "Woo!"

Carudan rolls 1d8 and gets: 4 Total: 4

<OOC> Carudan says, "10"

*Save your senseless jaw flapping, uncultured brute. We will need it in prime condition as an ash tray*

You publicly roll 1d20 and get: 9 Total: 9

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Close, but no."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Galan."

<OOC> Galan says, "Carudan has stunned 2, I've held another.. That leaves 2 right?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Yes, and one is about to suck Arden's brain out."

Galan takes hold of his amulet and rapidly incants prayers to his god, calling forth twin bolts of blue lightning.

<OOC> Galan says, "Hold Person again, on each. Dc 19"

You publicly roll 2d20 and get: 1/2 Total: 3

Galan grabs his sword and decapitates each and every last one of the illithids while they're stunned.

<OOC> Galan says, "They should've listened."

As the one illithid's beak is about ready to tear through Arden's skull like a pistachio nut, it stops dead in it's tracks.

<OOC> Adeinia says, "rofl! man, those rolls are horrible."

<OOC> Carudan says, "Hey now, I want some of that action!"

<OOC> Galan says, "You can help me coup them then."

<OOC> Carudan says, "I was about to ask if we could do that.... woo!"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Okay, Carudan can kill half and Galan can kill half, is that alright with you?"

<OOC> Carudan starts humming "Don't bogart that illithid..."

<OOC> Galan says, "Sounds great"

Galan loots the bodies!

<OOC> Carudan says, "Excellent! But we should leave one alive for questioning, shouldn't we?"

Carudan helps Galan finish off the stunned squidheads

<OOC> Galan says, "They can planeshift."

<OOC> Galan says, "We'd never be able to keep ahold of it."

<OOC> Carudan says, "Ah. IN that case, death to the heathen squidheads!"

Galan pulls the tentacle out of Arden's head when he's done looting

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "They're not in his head, they're just surrounding it."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "You guys can be unstunned now."

Carudan piles the bodies together. "So, what do we do with these?"

Adeinia rubs her head as she became 'unstunned'. "ow."

Arden shakes his head to get his thoughts working again. "Thanks for saving my blue hide."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "They don't have much on them, several crystals, 15 gp each, and their freaky array of alien surgery tools you have no idea how they work."

Galan says "I don't know.. We could burn them and the Inn.. Maybe the Dwarves are simply their slaves, rather than their conspirators.. of course.. these five might have back up."

<OOC> Galan says, "Sweet"

Galan says "Only way to find out is to head down.. Everyone have their weapons ready?"

Carudan nods, taking a quick swig of CLW

Carudan rolls 1d8 and gets: 1 Total: 1

Adeinia sighs. Rubbing her head a bit more, she nods. (How many hours have we been sleeping?)

Galan says "Anyone need any healing?"

Arden make ready his sword just in case

Adeinia shakes her head. "The only think hurt is my pride."

Carudan casts CLW on himself

Galan nods "Lets go then.." He kicks open the door and strides out into the hall, heading for the stairs.

Carudan rolls 1d8 and gets: 1 Total: 1

<OOC> Galan says, "Dude.. Dude."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Well, it is a d8 only."

<OOC> Carudan says, "I know, I know.... I think i've finally learned my lesson"

As you go outside you can see one dark blue illithid floating above the center of town. *I see you have escaped from us the first time, but you will not be so fortunate primatives.* From out of the various buildings you can see the dwarvish citizens come out dressed for battle. Behind them there is an illithid for every 15 dwarves. *Resign yourself to the inevitable, your minds will sustain us for months and body will be a tasty treat for our thralls.*

Galan says "Soooo.. who wants to run away?"

<OOC> Carudan says, "How many illithids exactly?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "And we'll end it there."

<OOC> Carudan says, "Damn it, I wanna whoops some more squid heads!"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Doesn't it look like a great place for breath weapons?"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Save for the fact that the dwarves will absorb 80 of the blow for just on illithid."

<OOC> Galan says, "Oh, quite. I still say we should run away."

<OOC> Galan says, "I must say.. We did a smashing job on the original 5."

<OOC> Adeinia mutters something about needing more will.

<OOC> Carudan says, "I'd describe it as simply... stunning!"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Everybody take 1238 exp, and RP vote."

Carudan pages: Hmmm, Galan, Galan

Arden pages: Galan

Adeinia pages: Abstain, unless I have to.

<OOC> Galan says, "So close to level up I can taste it!"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "And Galan gets the 300 RP xp."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Rich, we SERIOUSLY need to talk about getting you some more xp man. :P"

<OOC> Galan bows "Thank you! Thank you!"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "So what'd you think of tonight?"

<OOC> Arden says, "I know. I am way behind. With me having only one phone line now I am never online anymore"

<OOC> Adeinia says, "So, are the times going to change the coming week, or the week after? (Though the week after is Chrismas and such)"

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Well e-mail me a few things."

<OOC> Galan says, "Definately interesting. The Illithid fight more than restored my confidance, which had taken a hit after the drow asskicking."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "This week, due to christmas."

<OOC> Galan says, "And the ending.. That was a mean trick to play on us, Joe"

Seiko has connected.

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "That was because they thought their drugged dwarven ale would keep you asleep while they sucked out your brains."

<OOC> Adeinia says, "I didn't even HAVE any of the ale."

<OOC> Seiko says, "What an interesting line to walk into.. :D"

<OOC> Galan says, "Eeeevil Illithid Mindcontrol."

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "You're just a deep sleeper I guess."

<OOC> Adeinia says, ">< I only sleep for 2 hours."

<OOC> Galan says, "They DO have that Suggestion power and all."

Galan pages: Hmm.. Tell me.. How successful would pulling a Gandalf be? You know "You guys run, I'll hold 'em off for you to get a head start, then follow" type deal

Fortune has connected.

You paged Galan with 'They'll be sucking your brain through a straw in minutes.'.

Galan pages: I know.. but hey. Glorious self sacrifice is a powerful dramatic tool.

<OOC> Adeinia says, "Anyways, I'll be online on MSN if you need me."

Galan pages: And the others would get away

<OOC> Smokin_Joe says, "Well, good game all, goodnight!"


Qui docet, discit.

- He who teaches, learns.

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