Bloodtide

Of Last Stands and Glass Towers

"This is definitely not natural."

Screw writing journal entries in-character, I don’t think I can maintain the faux-Cockney accent for an entire post. >_> If I miss any important details just supply ‘em on yer own. I’m pulling this all out of memory, after all.

Session 2:

The entire session was taken up by the party’s battle with the goblins at Langley’s Rock. They put the terrain (specifically, loose items on the roof) to good use in making up for the enemy’s numbers, and miraculously managed to win the fight without the cleric (who had gone off to “save the cows,” supposedly). By the end of the battle the goblins were fleeing, and the adventurers offered no quarter; some jumping off the roof was involved in pursuit of the enemy. No survivors remained.

There was one casualty though; Gork Montfort fell to his fellow goblins. The way he died, he actually still could have been saved; it would appear that he simply decided to let himself go after realizing that he’d picked a life far more dangerous than the showbiz he’d grown accustomed to.

Session 3:

The party rolled back into town and attracted a crowd of fans, after several witnesses had seen their battle at Langley’s Rock from the walls of London. After making the report to Ben Volson at Tenpenny tower, they split up to go their separate ways; Gaga and Otto for shopping, Bob to the Pits and Dr. Tiberius back to his clinic.

Lady Gaga and Otto were off to the shopping center (or rather, an old stadium converted into one) to get some money for the loot acquired at Langley’s Rock. After all the bartering they encountered a mysterious man named Mr. Blue, who offered them a separate job from the Volsons’—one that involved scouting out the Spire while maintaining confidentiality. Otto signed the contract, Gaga didn’t.

Meanwhile, our new replacement PC was introduced in the form of Vincent “Off-the-Wall Vinnie” Fenwick; a junkie/hobo who, true to his moniker, was staying around the walls of London. He was approached by a redheaded Mr. Blue in a white coat and hat who offered him a similar contract to that offered Otto and Gaga; after some attempted negotiating and a bit of tripping he signed.

Dr. Tiberius had a similar encounter in his own clinic, wherein Mr. Blue appeared to him and offered him the job. After refusing he went and reported it to Ben Volson, who ended up lambasting him for not obtaining a copy of the contract.

Eventually the party all met up and set out to go back to their Briar Patch scouting. En route they ran into Off-the-Wall Vinnie, who introduced himself as a mage and joined the club (after Lady Gaga forced him into a makeover). Once back at Langley’s Rock they proceeded to the Spire (with some encouragement from Vinnie).

After a short, uneventful trek through the forest they reached the site of the Spire; it wasn’t a tower so much as it was a thin glass-ish tube amidst a whole bunch of small buildings. The Spire itself was revealed to be of some indestructible material that hums when struck, absorbs broken-off pieces of itself and changes its note depending on exposure to heat or cold; it’s notable that the only heat and cold it was exposed to were from Vinnie’s spells.

The party went off to explore the buildings around and found themselves in what appeared to be a facility of sorts, with security cameras (apparently deactivated) around, desks and files. After going through some rooms they discovered amongst the files that the Spire was apparently used to absorb something from the surrounding environment.

Delving deeper, they found themselves at an observation deck before some sort of mini-forest beneath a glass dome with rooms all around it. The first few rooms contained (deactivated) monitors, with a ring of keys in one drawer; the last few rooms had cages in them that were empty, and looked as if they could be sent into a lower area via some switches.

The session ended as a man-sized spiderlike creature with tentacles in place of mandibles attempted to leap at Dr. Tiberius from within the mini-forest, only to slam against the glass.

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