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half words and failed. Chris presents a world of gilts. World of riffs, world of celestial rails, frog brides and lots of roofing nail. This is worlds divided. First
off, we're just starting right from where it ended before, Like, maybe like a day later so that Anya could walk back from the town. Do any of you tell each other about your condition? I want to think about that, like in character, Like
my we're doing. Okay. Absolutely not. Native. Oh, I would walk in and be like, Yeah, well, you see, you stay on my finger. You know what this is? Is it a visit? All fingers. It's both ends. Okay, Question where? Well, I think your present Wait, he doesn't come back. Does he have sparkly on his fingers?
They're gonna, like, just wait because they had people. Yeah. Hey, that's what's up for you. Still, but I'm still nude, covered in mud, twigs and Berries. Uh, you guys noticed that there is
nothing on this, so
Oh, dear guys, we've been in
the rift. We don't fucked up. Also, Nix turns on
radio. Probably. Did he leave his ring with any of us? Is that fucking Oh, I got an
ex turn is not here. Next turn has his ring.
Is that going to fuck us up for this game? I hope you play
him. I will find out.
I hope you plan to that, Jonathan.
I mean, I did only find out like yesterday it wasn't coming.
So basically, you're saying we can't do anything that's, you know, we're gonna find out. Um, I do not like your We're gonna find out phrase.
That's how Dungeons and Dragons works. Kylie,
do not agree.
That's like sentence one in every book you open.
Do you know this is because you're the magic ring? What is this? And I look at your hands. Look at my hands ago. Fuck is going on. Um, well, my best guess would be that since we sent spent some time in that, uh, other place, something weird is happening. Hey, Drills is happening, Thio. Not now that everyone else has it. Then I saw you character. It doesn't hate you bums like that you had didn't say Hey,
is anyone gonna help out Bradley or expressly just nowhere to go get his things? And where you're just gonna stay
using your town man
taking my things.
Where are they? I presumably wherever. You don't know why it has to be. You know, I don't remember that. I'm gonna point to a map on me like this is the new thing. Go find useful. Probably cover yourself. Put some clothes on is like a full investigation of my fingers. Yeah, I got
10 because we're inspecting your fingertips. You're doing the whole matter of things. Like you're rubbing your fingertips on the rubbing your fingertips on other things. I'm assuming probably inanimate things, Susie. Mine a lot. Like you don't know if it's gonna spread anything. So you're not gonna come from yourself with it, but like you rub your hands, lips of twigs and papers like stuff like that. And it's not rubbing off. There doesn't seem to be any like residue on it. It's just the color of your skin. Right there is now that swirly blue and purple? Yeah, for lesson blue.
I'm a smart coming. Oh, dear. It's not ripping off thinking judicial, and so probably why don't you think? Well, 12 Joe into the Rift of darkness. I've been a Walford Monty, even wear. I don't know what a rip This. We should not trust you. Can I make an art connoisseur? You do that? So I told us 50 it's hard. I don't know if you're hearing this out. I'm just explaining to Bradley everything that's happened. Good idea. Did I find anything with my 17?
Yeah. So it definitely is the same quality as, like, next turns Ring like my son's wearing when it blows has, like, this similar blow to it. Okay. And like, your fingers aren't like glowing, but they're not necessarily, like, not bright either. They have, like, 1/2 state between. Like what mixtures ring looks like once often leads on if anything like it looks more similar to the like, faded color of the creatures that you see rubber banding around the riffs than it does like Nick's turns ring.
Millar, if you try to do magic, spell the same effect Um, yeah. I'm just gonna cast Kantra. Yeah, I'm gonna just cast your craft and make a flower blossom.
Okay? You do that, it works.
Um, does anything resembling the gloves? No extra hard. Does it? Work normally works normal. Yeah. Okay, So it's not affecting like our abilities is just there. Yeah. What if we try to open a rift with a ring on? Maybe I tried glowing hands. I dropped the o.
Remember Dr Strange? Indeed. You're one
smooth. You said it. The it's alleged like the color of the creatures ever meant.
Yeah, it's the same quality of the creatures that the same color as like Nick's turns ring. So it's like that. It's like and opaque version of of the Rebels, like, but you can't see, like through your fingertips. It just looks like it's like take over your fingertips and there's no residue or anything, and you don't have a Bradley.
All right, well, at least one of us is gonna live, so that's a bonus. I mean, I can't think of any like, uh, sure, I may forget. I mean, I'm sure
we've already tried to research the one of you guys have big breasts. I imagine touch fingertips with May to see if it's no.
Excuse me waiting. It's like I touch your hand, Lawrence.
Nothing like help, Bradley says. Anyone want to try with me? The one who doesn't have this on their hands? Everyone wants to
help Bradley. Nothing No, it's not contagious. It's probably a good thing.
So we'll say that you guys kind of were a little bit restless with your sleep, because this all happened. Like, at night before you were about to go to bed. And Bradley, you came out of the woods. Will say pretty early in the day. So now the rest of the town was waking up, and you see people bustling around.
So is the blow, like, super obvious, Just like you are. Like, Did what? Some gloves on love, guys. I put some like, dainty little Yeah, is that
they're not gonna shine through whatever.
Okay, I put I put the like, real fucking like, dainty little weird ass gloves on. Wrap it for protection. I just put on like, leather gloves. Hey, Same. Yeah.
Okay, so everyone's got gloves. Next one's missing.
We go to check his stable. Is Did you leave a note? No. Okay,
because he normally leaves notes when he goes into the river, So
Okay. Yeah, that's it. That's it. I'm going with you. No, no, he's probably fine. Let's wait. Do
you notice that? Well, you guys have a bunch of people and Bradley probably walked naked through a village. Only happen to my tree. Yes. So you got a map now and you can see that on a map. You guys are if you look to your Northwest. That's where the National Guild outpost is. That National Guild of Post. All the all the people are essentially going from the barracks over there. They're olds. All of your. That's all of your officers and all your novice officers are heading over there. They're just all you can hear the murmur all really excited to get those their their first like quests and everything. You can see that they've been that they seem to be walking around in like, groups of five. They kind of already paired off with each other. They probably eso like last time right before the game ended. Like all of the newbies, we're around the big bonfire. While you guys were investigating that rift that opened inside of Treat our well, you guys were doing that. All of your new people were having a big bonfire. Went by like Everton Zegna. Nice. Yeah. So while they were having fun with your bonfire, they probably they all paired off into groups will say it will bring you guys, like, overheard them talking about what they were calling their groups. And one of them was like the hot dogs and all this crazy stuff like, No, we're gonna We're gonna squash this and we're gonna name all of our squads of birds. So you signed all of their squads bird names? Um, in those were hawk rave in eagle owls, vultures, peacocks, loons, dodos, hummingbirds, albatross crows in falcons. And you call yourselves the Master's Magpies. There are gathering around National get a little post waiting for the people from the National Guild Hall of Comedy and also you guys renamed Rename Treat. Our Tree tower is still the central part of this town, but your town is now called Travers Sound. So what you guys doing? I'd like to fetch a newbie and have him get me clothes and my equipment. They absolutely do that. Are you picking out anyone in particular or just like a newbie? Well, the ones from the donor group think of a
rodeo. Is that smart? They make bringing the wrong stuff. They're gonna bring you, like on his clothes. Wear them two feet tall West Indies a lot less to
sew the newbie. You go on, grab you dumb, come over to you and, uh, he addressed. He introduces himself like I am Barda. And he's a 44 year old man, and, uh, you know, looks like he kind of, like, always wanted to adventure, but just have, like, a normal person's life. So there hasn't been, like a rank free guild pop up in a long time s. Oh, there haven't been, like any, like, open enrollment, other guilds in a long time. So you guys are, like, one of the first that this is the first time he's got, like, a really good chance of joining the guild. He's maybe, like, done it once before, but didn't get that
didn't pan out. So have we already assigned the names, the groups or
Yeah, we're just
They've already That was, like, done like Okay. After the bonfire, like you guys went back down into the bonfire. Actually, you studied up in years. Last, uh, everyone else went down into the system. Okay, So, uh, Marta Barda Drake, he's bald, has kind of gray eyes. He's old older guy. I love the life has been sucked out of him. He was He was just a scribe before. So he was like a secretary for someone in one of the big cities. So, yeah, we'll go get some clothes for you. So perfect. Yeah, you're in and got you some clothes, but he turned the w group. You have a fit? Yeah, they
get the right ones. Good job. Murder, I guess. Do we wait for the out post? Indeed. Open
your eyes to find that, I
assume. Yeah, well, did we? Do we still have any of the stones?
No, They'll go. So, what do you guys decided? You're going to go away for that open And just, like, watch what the give you you novices do.
Do I have an office?
Oh, yeah. So you guys just step back. I mean, you say that maybe you go back or as you as you're watching this group, you can make someone else set, like maybe, but what would your Your person you like
someone who has promised with Bo and is definitely No, definitely enough. Don't know humans. Yeah, definitely not human, But they don't have to be like a pure l for whatever. Look here. Only a little bit racist. Yeah.
Your elf is named her way fell. Of all they are a female would health approximately your age. And they were a fissure that that's what they used to do before they join the Gill. But they the fish with a big bow fishing. That's rad. Cool. Have what kind of person are you looking
for? Someone as gifted at magic. Someone who falls in the good category because I don't think like you can imagine my character having a very easy time training someone like chaotic evil or something like that. I don't care about Lake Greece or gender. Whatever.
This is a forest numb named, uh, Joe Mila, gentleman named and both her last name is Trey off. Does say that they were females,
before snow. And they used to be a diplomat before the joint.
Whoa. Nice. And what what is their class?
They're awful good, Bradley, you lose your personality, or do you just want to take, uh, you wouldn't take him from the dead over because he's the quicker you think has to be. Part of it happens for you.
The house take the donut. Dude, don't do that.
He should be religious, Okay? Preferably my own religion. Race, son races, son. Um, And of the lawful good alignment. Penny personality traits. Mmm. Obedient. Okay. All right. So you Caitlin Double Beck. He's a 30 year old female human entries to be a minor because worship your God. Okay. Atrial. Okay. What are you looking for?
I want somebody who has the stomach to kill people. Somebody who would come with me if I were to leave Percy like my quest. Right. So loyal loyalty. Yeah, but loyalty to me not tow like the Gill. Somebody who has, like, seen hardship guests and highly skilled in acrobatics and stealth and perception with high intelligence, everything
can't build your own care. Did you decide if you want this to be the male or the female from living how you want it to be the man?
Okay. That I'm gonna say they're also t flying in. Their name is diligence. No last name, Just diligence.
I'm gonna call him deal
for sure, but the guild office has opened up, and they're starting to hand out uh, where they're not handing out there. Posting on a kind of like the poster board that you had before. But they have different levels of different strength questions, stuff like they're putting on the board and you see the different squads going up in grabbing some question like looking at them and figuring out what they wanted you for the day. Are you guys going to interject with anything they're doing? You know,
um I mean, I guess if we see, like the dodos grabbing your really hard well, we should probably monitor set of regulations and put some of the first officers in charge someone of the first Office traces in charge of like, doling out quests
what, like why everybody's. And yet
we could have Isaac do that. That's true that way. We don't have to like be way. We don't have to specifically count on going out every little tiny quest we get to like the lower. Actually,
there are, like National Guild Hall people who are also doing this, but
they will get their just say say, Hey,
I know you better than that. You guys would be good.
Yeah, but I feel like we should We should give them the option also like, if there's something that catches a group sign that they really wanted to show that I think should be the person in charge of monitoring. Yes. Yeah. And then, like, everyone could be in charge of, like, all of the food production And, like, farming and sustainability of the yeah of the the thing he sent out. Word I I'm just gonna say, put him in charge of food provisions and sustainability. On
his off days, he goes around for the different gardens in the village. And just as he still likes gardens
Yeah. What about Brody? She's like a noblewoman. Correct? Yes. Maybe we should put her in charge of late managing like the town itself. So, like descript like issues of your neighbors. Yao Di Social? Yeah. Oh, my neighbors. You know, throwing there stupid. Like there urine pot in my backyard. Yeah, Body. Okay, I think I handed him the like, interpersonal Bozidar. Yeah, exactly. You two ounces in that. Who else is in that eyes in you, right? Give you for nothing.
That someone else want to give you something?
Um, awaits. Actually, I don't think she is. She the ledger in the She could be in charge
of Oh, no. But oh, So, Isaac, an everyday. The only officer? Yeah, the adepts, our bodies. Onion Moses on tonight.
Yeah, I still feel like body is a really good person to have in charge of length. She leaves her motor. She just makes sense for her to be in charge of that. She could still be in charge of it. Just being officer. Yeah. People. I mean, s o. I guess I asked for now, just leave those three assigned to something. And if something comes up that makes sense, we can assign it to other
people. So, Zegna Moses, I'm Cane Island are all sitting there waiting for some inside of some sort. Well, not like sitting and waiting there like a busted on or something. Yes, they like, like, most of something. And
I'll are pretty close, so they'll probably stick together. Maybe. Then you What
about defenses of the town? Yeah, it's, um, during our defense, the guards. I mean, we could put those three, like, jointly in charge of that lake rotating shift. Yeah.
I mean, that could be any number of people that could even be like these random like, Yeah, Okay. Like every week we're gonna alternate out. The loons have to guard this week, and this is that Sounds reasonable. Yeah. Which group is assigned this week? Since we've established that for a month, you could do a month and half, 12 months, but no agreement. Yeah. So there is a big poster that is hung up by the National Guild office. That is the festival of guilt is what it says it has. Ah, not much information is just has, like, a date that the festival of guilt is happening. And only guild rank three or higher get invited to the Festival of guilt No one else can attend. It's only this is like a guild only event, not even like Villagers or anything like that. A lot of people like who have grabbed or actual doesn't really matter whether they've grabbed them or not. A lot of the newbies are standing around looking at it in there like, Oh, man, I've always wanted to see what they do with that and so, so excited, like maybe we'll even get to participate, depending on you know what are what everyone else does and oh, man, So cool They're just always looking at that while they got their other like fliers, like they're that Isaac's handed them off like, Oh, this looks reasonable for you. And this looks really simple for you.
What are the dates for it?
Um, in a month, it's pretty close.
Is there anyone who seems to have any idea as to what it entails? Like are gonna have to?
Nobody knows. Because unless you participated in one before, you don't know what's in
it, and no one isn't participating, right? The last party we went to didn't did it well, right? Ended with death.
But this is you can engage from, like, what's on it, like there. There's some very vague descriptions of what everything is like. Oh, like there's going to be some tournaments. There's going to be some like, you know, sit down with foods. There's going to be awards assigned like that's all. That's all. You can tell the poster, right? It sounds like it's a pretty like, impressive thing it, But you do have to register. She'll be part of the festival of guilds or else you're not. But
we register. Yeah, we register,
so you're gonna have to go into Hollis said to do that?
Sure. Waking. Go. Well.
You guys go to the national Guild Hall and find there's like a clerk that is sitting under a equal of the same poster on there is a big line just lined up of people. Probably all some former another, like high ranking officers. Have you killed just get in there Getting ready to sign up
soon. We signed up to be sent up our whole guild or we do. We just signed for you, okay? We don't just have guard duty. That way of the dodo. Should have guard duty that way. Guys, I don't wanna wait for all day so I could drop some fog, and then it just skipped out of using this case to the front. I feel like that cheating. How long is it gonna take?
Uh, just like 30 minutes.
Wait. 30 minutes, guys. Okay. I thought it was like a huge line. It's a
big line, but
like, people are
going up filling out the proper form and then experts. Oh, okay. Yeah, yeah, but there's just mention there's a lot of guilds here or a lot of guilt being represented. Probably more than you guys originally assumed. There were total guilds. Nevermind ones that air rank three or higher.
Uh, so, yeah, we're gonna wait in line.
Okay, So you guys do that and you register, and it tells you if you're new, go find people to like. Part of the whole deal with this quest is if you should probably figure out what what happens during the festival and they're not going to tell you. It's kind of like an insider secret things. They have to go and find people who will tell you
half do we see the next turns, like crush around anywhere. Which one? The would be the right of the other. Kristina? Yeah.
From the first paradigm.
Yeah. I can't remember all I could remember his fucking purple suck. And I do not think I fucking feud number. It's awful. I hate Louis so much. Tina, how do you spell Herbal sucks? You have not noticed that you said that every tiny references her? Yeah, but I just turned it out.
L o r E S t i n a k you're looking for good. Yeah, she's around. She's probably the one signing up for the first time. Okay. Uh, actually, she's not. She's not signing up for the first paradigm. If you're just kind of sitting here like scoping out every
all right, because she's been, like, nice to us, right? Ish? E. I mean, she's nicer to us. And
I mean, the other guy from the first paradigm hasn't done anything mean to you, either. You're just really hate his guts.
Just guess cases. A boastful bastard. And I don't remember his name either.
His name is more and he's a He's a leader. First paradigm. Well, he's stupid. So So you guys go up and talk to Laura Sena?
Sure. Yeah. Hey,
she kind of turns around and just looked at you like Hi.
So festival, right? Yes. Are you excited? I would be a little more excited if I knew Exactly. Wondered entails.
That's all part of the fun, honey.
Get used to get problem. Yeah. Where's that group that did the hazing? Yeah, you
see, Mesa, you see her waving at you. She's like filling up the paper with the other. And
you guys excited? Yeah, I for any helpful hints.
Uh, best thing I can tell you to do is split up and learn as much as you can. Just look. Bill, Research. It's quite a doozy. It's a lot of fun.
All right, I'm gonna go talk to a lady girl.
She gets out of the line was, like about, like, leave the national yield halt. And Leo. Hey, Miller. How's it going?
Good. We just signed up for the festival. Are you excited? This our first time to Oh, I say that out loud, huh? What? I was hoping you, my Heston insight.
No, definitely not. This only happens like every 50 years. Like it's not frequently.
Oh, dear. Really didn't die. So not I hope someone does. Lo. Oh, God. Well, if it's not a real party, unless someone is well, you know, if it will keep looking around and asking around and that if you have any, if you come up with any information, little exchange. Ah, absolutely cool. I don't know. I'll see you guys are like old timer X killed
members that we could go talk. There's people everywhere. This whole city is guild members.
Let's go find some old coop. Yeah, let's look for sure. Alice wasn't exactly old. People look for the old Charlie turned charm
something. Yeah. Do you guys wanna do this together? Do you want to split up like Yeah, apparently. Like Laura Scene. You did ask for help in Laura Stephens said split up.
Yeah, most. They're
gonna need to cover ground.
I have Animal Messenger, so to keep in contact guys, actually, yet I want to go check out by the war. What are like, if there's, like, a harbor or anything.
Okay. Yeah, sure. There might be harder. I don't know, but there's definitely something I think I think maybe like
for, like, eight commanders. But we're looking for guild
people. Specifically, there's stuff. There's a river, there's there's a river that goes to the other major cities, and that river is what they use is like all the heart is like a really big
river. But still, I I know how to find criminals. So I'm gonna go find, like, criminal area and see if they know anything. Like even though they may not be in the guilt if they know anything under the table. Actually, I'm gonna go. Is there like a library or anything? Definitely. There's a because one of my genetic traits is that I know where to find information, consume or so I want to see if I could find any information on this thing.
All right, So
if there's a guild library or something,
well, there's just a city like
now. I have a tavern and get people secrets when they're drunk. You know, the tabard and Charlie. But I could go to the town square. You're weird asked. Sure,
they don't have a church of my fate.
They might have, like one of those, like Skyrim churches, like, you know where it has like the Church of the Nines. So it's like there's just alters for a bunch of different gods that, like people can go. And just like there might even be like just rows and rows, just empty areas where you can play slinging title of your God
E. I am going to make points. Tell Anya this is a research adventure. Please do not get raging drug. No, just checking.
That's, um, Lara is heading to the library. Yeah, Anya. Is that into a bar
or bars? Multiple. Hey, it's good information. Get
atrial is going to where we want to call it. I said to CTO criminals. Yeah, I kind of think of like So. Also, like skyrim reference, like what they call the area's Steve's guilt has, like, it's like the rap ways. Yeah. Um, where's Bradley? Bradley is going to the Church of the Nine, please. Non damning. They're probably just going to give it, like, some kind of like, well, your name. There's gonna give it, like the name Church of the infinite. OK, so you get to the Church of the Infinite and there's a decent amount of people there, most of which you notice. It's just like Paladin and clerics Central like it's It's not like a bunch of, like acolytes and people in robes and, like, it's It's not like a proper church is like a battle church, essentially, like all these people who use God's through there for their skills. Okay, like this is the kind of church that is, if you imagine a church, a big church like this, we're just going to say that they're the Church of the infinite Has these little cubbies for these little, like, one single person rooms or probably covers? Yeah. Um, that you could put your God and where in this church, Would you put an idol of your God front Bring in the front right up in the front. So, like when you walk in there is, like, basically just gonna be like throughout the White House. Yeah, yeah. So all of the idols go on the walls. So just like the closest to the 1st 1 to the doors, you could get no, like deep in there like I'm picturing like, alway with cubbies. Although the edges, you know, maybe at the end, there's like another
wall with more cup
and then, like it splits off in different ways. But you want, like, dead center at led away to the first hole, dead center roll and see if you get 10. You don't get it on that first hallway when you enter, but so you turned down another hallway like maybe I'll find another one that's pretty prominent, and there's like a side entry, so it's not too far away from like the main entrance in that side. Entry ends in a hall, just like you were describing so you could put yours right at the end of that side entry. You know, it's not like it's traveled less. It's just not the ornate front entry. Yeah. So you set up your God saying, Did you gotta have a name, Consul Air again? Sole heir of a brother's Gotta Soleil Or what? What kind of relic are you putting there? Just a candle. Light it just a candle. Yet that's pretty cool. And you probably just started praying a little because that's yeah, who asked for answers. OK, upcoming challenges. And this big Paladin like, pretty bulky woman walks up to you. And I think she's, uh, probably 1/2 elf. So partially human. Partially elf. Um And she got you on the shoulder goes welcome. I see that you have added to our collection of infinite What is your god about fire and sunlight? Ah, beautiful. Bless. It helps on the battlefield. Yes. What is it you come to seek from your God? I seek answers of the upcoming guilt festival. I think then I am probably the person you're gonna sent. Oh, it would seem so. What would you like to know? I have participated once. What is going to happen? Well, it starts off pretty light. There's a lot of eating Hendrik. And then the tournament's start, and the 1st 1 is the only one I got to participate in because I was knocked out in properly. Well, this one Waas From what I can remember, a relay race of a kind, But if a foot race Ah, food raisin of some kind off some kind My memory is hazy A log did come and smash me right in the side of the head.
So we're talking like the like the, um what's it called? It is a race since that there's that race for you Big financial warrior horses. Laurie does that like a foot race? Were you? They did like pits. And you have to jump over stuff like that. Andi used Didn't like
race. Tough mudder, I think. Once called like frogs something. And
then you something else, but at them? Yeah, same idea, right? I think so. Like a tough mother like you. It's like a cross country race. But you have, like, off signals that you have to look Yeah. So Jones here, like you. Don't you do the wire
crawling? Yes. Yes, that's what you're you, but yeah, she was just like, yeah,
You know what? People chasing after that you're about to hang on. Sir Ji
Sounds perfect for Brad
is an obstacle. Race and athletics, which drives the same from the steeplechase. In horse racing, you run over hurdles and they have pools in front of the hurdles. But yes, it's like steeplechase put, Lee. They make you jump streams and slow stone walls. So it's kind of like making course until I tell you, it's okay. So the Olympics
thing, this woman is like, Yeah, I, uh I had to carry everyone on my back, huh? Then I was hollow, remember? Is just like, yeah, I'm gonna do this. I was really excited. And then just a log just right on my dome. And I think I got to the top afterwards. But it was stumbling. And I know our have
been winning. It was stumbling. What is your name? Uh, my name. I think I was
lost of the log log. Was trying to think of a clever, like log name that, like, guild just nicknamed Hurt This
drunk. I think this is rocks. They call me truck. Oh,
yeah, the pleasure to meet you. Trunk. So you can give me
Can you ask Why she carried everyone on her back instead of flight. But I don't know how
many people. Why were you carrying so many people on Iraq? It was a relay.
That's not how it really works. Were they
conscious? Yes, I hope. Were they? I wasn't paying. Yes, there were definitely participants. And they were from my guilt. Okay. How many of them were there? Four. I was hearing for Kara. Zor
El. You remember? The first
challenge is a relay race, and there are lobs involved. Logs in at least when I ran it 50 years ago. Around
This is the house on old are
you? If you don't mind my asking, I'm 62. Okay. So you
were 12? Yes. I was always this large. You know what? You lot. Congratulations. Thank you. I'm looking
forward to redeeming myself this year.
Yeah, she sees Louise. Well, I hope to see you at the coming
festival. You too, sir. And what is your God's name? Sole heir. A mason makes a layer of the sun. Bless you. Thank you. You know, now we're on to someone else. We'll see you next. Me Adri. Okay, So you're using your thieves? Can't and you get a reply in just a few minutes. So you like leave a little marking on a wall and then you turn back around and there's your market has been a race and another one has been placed there, and it tells you to go down a few different alleyways and press on a few different stones, and the door opens to a spiral staircase that goes down into the sewers. Share down in the sewers. It's, Ah, big maze roll to see if you can find your way through it.
What would I add to that dexterity? No dexterity. Let's say investigation. So, like your thing
for other thieves. Canton. Shit,
I gotta floor 7 11
Okay, that's good enough. So you find your way, and eventually you turn a corner and press on a few different stones again and the stones lift up and you can see on the other side. There's like a counterweight that you see going down is the door lifts up, and there is just in open area that has a few different stalls, like it looks like there's like offense over there, like someone fences, things not of e. T. A on, like, there's a bunch of, like, stolen goods down here, like you found like, a thieves field.
So I'm gonna go up to the guy that got it sells stuff, defensive guy.
So you walk up, and, uh, they just call him, too
use here. But people that's calling him to two teeth. Does he know
what kind of car? I know that we're not using money in this game, but do we have money to use? Probably. Okay, so can I also open like a couple, like, 10 bucks?
Eso you do that? And he gives you, like, the hairy eyeball. And he's like, I haven't been down here much happier. Yeah, it's okay. We're all new. At some point,
I'm gonna say I'm looking for information on the Guild festival. Ah,
they want to go over the information gatherer. Sure. So you walk over to that stupid you walk over there, demand with hat pops up, he goes, What can I do you for?
I got information. Is the same man? No, that's my brother over there. Oh, God. Is the fucking fish man. Okay. Oh, no. I'm looking for information on the child festival.
I will gild festival. That's that's coming up business. Yes. Yeah. Wonder what? What, Uh, what kind of information you need on that?
What? What happens during the festival?
Well, some girls get together and the Massachusetts heads in. Why? For sport for, you know, for parks, for pinks, whatever they call these days.
What kind of trials occur?
Well, the time that I participated, did I ever participate? No guy probably participated. I can reach out to him. I'm going to go again. Yes. Although it's his brother. So he just that's under the table when comes back up, and he's like, Ah, yeah, uh, the guild festival.
So it's the same single 00 my God. All right,
So there's this one part. When I when I participated, where you had to jump in light a bunch of handles as time. And if you didn't like him in time, the bad things happened. I don't remember too much. I felt
okay. How many trials are there? Uh, there's a least
five this part of the first part, you know, after the feast and all that. And then there's another. Another lake. Another one that's more of Ah, that was more of a brawl. A lot of people like to wash
that one, huh? You see, five Trials.
Yeah. That a part of that first? I'm not You. Yep. So there is that there
were trials and then a brawl.
And that's a different thing. Yep. Was around like, specific information. You want to get out of this guy? Other than the one thing that he remembered participating
in the jumping tasks. How high do you have to jump when you jumping over? And can someone use wings?
I don't got wings. People we were racing against didn't have wings either there, So I'm not sure if they make any exception for that. But we were You know, I could only maybe jump like 34 feet. Hi. At the absolute best, while springing my body together. So that's about how I was jumping. Okay, but there was this really big people when I was
a Alright. Is there anything you can remember about any of the other tasks? Like you said there was a brawl? Is there any
Well, you take other guild members and you send them into bro. What do you mean, other guild members? I mean, not many people are good enough to get through every part. So you send other parts of your guilt to go do different challenges for you. Right? And now that was fun. Just Cindy. And then you just wack wack, wack.
Okay. What happens if you lose? What's there? One of the ramifications?
Don't know, Kate. Ramifications is only up. Can only go up.
You die every with what's the mortality rate, man.
I wasn't around when the winners would have played last.
Okay. Thank you.
You new around? Yeah, just push it back.
Why are we not allowed to pay people is being nice? No.
Could just be being I still could be something else. Let's go next to me. You don't.
I'm in a
year and 1/2. So what are you doing?
I'm, like, scouting around like who is in the tavern? Like how many people?
What kind of data he's got in round?
Definitely. Like seven o'clock. Look. Crying bar.
Yes, I'm are ours. I know that there's a decent amount of people around.
Okay, I'm gonna approach anyone who's like by themselves.
Okay, Um, there is one guy who just grab drinks from the bar and he went and put all five drinks down in a small corner table by himself.
I'm definitely gonna approach and say, Oh, can I join you? Oh, absolutely. You have a lot of drinks for one person.
I've got a lot of me for the drinks
on and joke around with him and have a conversation and then eventually was going to ask. So doing. Do you know anything about, um, the festival, Gilles?
Ah, yeah. Um my gills entered before and I watched. I didn't participate, so that was a lot of
fun. What did you see? Well, they start
off with, you know, the it started off with the food and the drinks, and by then I'm normally gone. Then I sober up about 33 or four past later, and, uh, that's when that's when they move everybody. They move everybody to that that big place that's like just outside of holistic. So I stumbled up there, and it's pretty hard to see your pretty high up. And when in the stands, the arena's way, way below us. And yeah, that's that's what I
think. I think that was the last of it.
I don't know, I probably got to slosh it. That too
like, huh. Same. I totally know what you're talking about. So obviously it's like an arena. What's the price? The prize? Yeah.
Uh, you can go up a lot of ranks really fast this way. You had a lot of renowned. I hear a first paradigm won it last
time. Has laid a lot. Yep. Um,
you know, they got
their statues. Oh, darling. Oh, God. No, no, no. Do the guilt have to fight each other to the gills. Fight other guilds.
Oh, yeah. It's other gills.
It's always just like, you know, the top few talk for you. Get in there. That's that's what I found out. But, you know, just from asking around from the other old timers who go and, uh, yeah, um, normally the lower gills, they get kicked out really quick.
Yeah. What are the 3 to 4 tasks you mentioned? Like one of the beginning before the fight.
Uh, when I look at the pamphlet, it's all kind of cases. It was a while
ago. Okay. Well, I thank him for herself and in the exit,
he just raise a glass to you and just dance it. You want to go to a different bar where you think you're done?
I think it's pretty good. Okay, so basically, it's the five trials, and then the brawl is whoever is still standing on the person wins. That is the winner, or I'm getting around mechanics in
views. It's supposed to be confusing. Well,
I I meet up with you guys.
Well, all right. So you're at the library? Yeah. Um, we're gonna
ask the librarian for how, um, on any information
they have about the Festival of gilts vessel guilds. Yeah. Yeah. Um,
so you go asking, uh, yeah, we have, ah, get a small section on that. It's in the way in the back. Can you take you there? Um, yeah. Sure. Guide would be very nice. Uh, hold on. Let me just finish typing this. Let's go.
Okay. I was like, but either All right, let's go.
So they lead you really far back into this dusty little corner that they have to use, like, a special key card to get into. Um, and there's only three books that,
uh okay, do they look like they've never been opened? Okay, Um I'm just I'm gonna really
All right. So you open the 1st 1 and it's just, uh it's the list of everyone who's ever registered.
Interesting. Are there any names I recognize?
Uh, you recognize Laura Sena was part of it once.
Okay, uh, to organize the other, do for the first
paradigm. Know Noreen's name is not on their
interesting. So he didn't participate? Yep. But that doesn't mean he wasn't part of the gills.
Yeah, And you just know that he didn't participate
in any of the trial. Interesting. And he's the leader now, right? Yep. Interesting. How about that? And any other names I don't recognize?
Uh, yeah. You recognize a Rick CIA who is the, um, one of the three grand masters of the national gets all actually, dela Ron is also
interesting, right? And that's it, that's all. Like that's only refugees from that
from that book I'm gonna go into next. Look, it's a matter of taking You want to do this? So the next book, it's a bunch of the people, but not all of the same people from who registered. And each person is picking a few abilities of theirs that they're also registering. Okay, so they're registering some of the spells technique stuff that they
doesn't look like. There's any like commonalities between the villages being listed?
No. If anything, they're very, very, very OK.
Do they also like a list like what Deal? They're part of next to their abilities. So, like
it's, ah, similar dossier where it's like, here's you can assume that these air some people that made it to a certain spot off the festival because it's not. It's not all of the names from the rough from the register before,
All right, that's
it. And it's those people are registering there names. You also notice that Laura Stina get Laurent. And, um, we're also people who registered their ability. So they made it. Whatever stage of the tournament, this was
all right, listen, listen,
I spoke so the last book is really worn out, and when you flip through it, it's like a bunch of half descriptions, like there's a lot of, like, redacted information in this book, and then the sum of the last pages that you see, um, actually doing an investigation check on some of the pages before what you get to a certain point and there's a bunch of pages ripped out and Julian investigation Check out the pages after those pages. 18. 19. So you, when you look at the other pages, you can hold them up to the light a little bit and, like trying like pressure fingers again and see if you can feel like indentations from when they were written on. And it feels like what you're feeling out is a map. And that map has, like, so specific locations on it. And it seems like this is the this this very vague map that you're feeling out is the arena that, um, is part of the last Gruebel things.
So I'm feeling like the imprint of the pages that
were ripped out. Yeah, so, like they were drawn on in the book. And then you're feeling the pages behind it, and you consent like a pretty large
man. I do that.
Yeah, you can do that. Is not it is not only complete, Okay, but what you can see is it's like it's in there is like a circle of mountains and then down in the circle of mountains is where this every nothing is. There's markings showing like that. There's creatures in the in this area along with a area for two teams to be fighting. So
if I go one view one kind of saying so guilty and skilled.
Yeah. So is this definitely a one guild, 1st 1 guild Aries. And it's very large.
So this is probably one of the tasks. And there are creatures in the arena. Yep. Like monsters.
Yeah. You kind of feel like symbols for, like, different monsters. I like laid around.
Oh, God. We're gonna die.
Yeah, And as you're feeling around on their U, uh, someone else comes into the room, and it's ah, a little old man.
Hello? Hey. Here. Um, come to research the festival of, you know, I've come for you. Oh, dear. That's creepy. No, sorry. No meaning to be creepy. Well, um, can I help you?
No, I think I can
help you. So, um okay. So with me, Oh, dear. Please, Over. Don't go jump with me, all right? If I could, I follow a todo.
Okay, so he leaves you out of the library.
I'm, like, prepped Would like a spell. I'm, like, ready, just in case. This turns
out He's just got his, like, arms behind his back like a little classical classic old man just like waddling around and he starts waiting through, like, a crowd of people. And then he just like quick is ever just, like, reaches his hand into the crowd and grab someone pulls them out. And there's on. Yeah.
Oh, hey. Whoa. You're right. Apparently was not a crime. Like, ready to Seo. You don't stab anyone. Apparently, we turned a friend. Okay, I hope I hope this is not about to be like murder crowd. Good job. Good. Okay, So I'm just gonna keep falling. This little did so
because it just starts walking again. And you see him a kick like a manhole cover and then reach down and pull a drill up by their buyer like wings. You're a part of
this place to write. You know these two, right? Adrian? Yes. Att. Least you didn't just get Barton told I came for you. That is quite nailed, man. What's the big deal? How did you know where? Apparently he's seen some shit. You've got one more friend, right? Yeah, Well, technically, we have more than that, but he's about 1/2 a friend e I walked right by. Let's go find that half a friend. All right, We go. Oh,
so you just keeps waddling down and you see him Just, like, stop in the middle of an intersection, like the kind of like in the market area. And he looks around and he's like, When
did you have a friend? Um d'oh D'oh! Bradley, tell us where he was going. I think he went to the funeral. She would Yes, I would have realized. I think he went to the church of the Yes,
which means he's probably and then he, like, goes and like, picks you like this reaches to the side is like reading books. Some gods just like, pulls you from like a book. I dare. It is like actually like, you
have a friend who did. You know, my father will hear about this Radley up across the second weighs a last one. What do you mean? Who knows how big one? Yeah, um, he didn't exactly tell us where he was going, so I have no idea.
Mmm. Well, wherever he went, he was also enquiring about that about this. Just maybe he was around someone else. But now,
come with me and he just, like, starts beating you just out of the city. Just follow,
okay? Yeah, sure. Just like arms.
Back to six. My side as he walks. Probably
definitely. It was for you guys. Really hate. The guy at the bar said that at the final task they bring them outside of Hollis, set up this high hill. It's like an arena. And I'm like, So I don't know if he's bringing us there doesn't die. It's time. Might be. I don't
know what's happening, but, like that's what I learned.
I found a map of the arena sort. Well, sort of. And I pull out my charcoal drawing and show it to you guys. It's just super broken. Yeah, I got most of it, but there are clearly some issues. I did the best I could. I was told the first challenge is a relay race. The participation of Gary that everybody on their back. So I actually I am Okay, well, you got me. I'll erase that. There's one task where you have to jump over hit and light, a bunch of candles and then the big for all its employees. All very astute. Um oh, yeah. I also learned that I found a participant list. Like from ever or just from last year.
Just the last one
from the last year. And and Loris, Tina Xia and yeah, Laurent. Gila Ron, we're almost to the participants. But the leader of the sucking eggs over there? Yeah, it was not listed. He did not participate in the festival last the last time it was held. And he's our leader now. Over Loris. Tina, I send some issues within the realm we must take.
So as you guys were kind of discussing everything, you notice that there is just a hole in the ground and the old man's gone.
Oh, dear. I'm understood
differently. Outside cities
like center of the whole of the late, sir.
And you there, sir?
Um, I think we should go down. What if it leads to the arena and we're stuck down here? We're fucked out of y cell. Then I'd like to use my nighttime vision to peek in the hold, See if I can't see what's going on down there. Yeah. Drop rock. See how far is don't drop it on his head. You might kill him. Good. No, I don't. I do drop the rock by the
s So you drop the rock, and then Bradley looks down to, like, See how far the rot goes and the rockets out of your 60 foot dark vision. Not too long after that. Maybe a second and 1/2 after that. Use it.
Oh, okay. I asked if you were doing all right. Let's go. I am deaf rope. Or is there like, a ladder? How are you deaf? I What do you mean, my dad just like, is that I matter Or, like, handholds? Or is it just like a jump?
You could stop being a little bitch and go.
Oh, hold out. I jumped, Bradley. Okay. Do I have everything? Isn't helping jumping. I don't know if I should be, like scaling this silly.
It's fairly small. So, like charges, huh? Yeah, like a tube. Almost.
And I just, like, kind of with you
with your wings.
Yeah, I jumped, but I angle myself, so I'm kind of sliding
you and first and you land, and it's, like, really, like, gooey stuff out of it, but it kind of like it's like persons phobic. So, like, as soon as you get out of the Jell O could just say schoolers back in tow.
Okay, Cool. That disgusting, But okay. See? Gross. I had everything planned. Yes, you are
a very smart man. As everyone else down and getting the group off, anyone else would react to the group. What is this? Well, it's to get you with
No, I mean, like, what is it made out of? Okay, I made it myself. Um, I take a little bottle out of my league pack, and okay. I just want to know what it is like. I'm a little get it later, we could make some because I might be super helpful for early training and purposes and staff stop. We can re create it
for me during my glasses, in the
vial of violence to catch it. Catch it. Where we going? On just a little bit further down the hall. All right. Lead the way
on. He does and see him snap his fingers, and there's like, a little fire that's like on his hand, and he puts it to the side of the wall. And you see, like this little line of fire does go. And then just like Puff puff, puff And he's got, like, this little like, uh, you can kind of tell from the smell. That's like a little gunpowder trail that's like in a wall. And it just goes and light sconces. And you're in this little hut that has, like, a bed in a chair and a fireplace that automatically lights from that. And, uh, you can see that the set You noticed that down the hall. But then, like, Maur it with the lights, wrap around and start lighting up back towards you again, and you realize that you are in, like, a boxing ring.
Uh, great. Are you gonna train? If I say, like, hopefully Well, if you want to. Yeah. Okay. Are you gonna train us for the festival? What? That's it. I was kidding. Let's fight. Okay,
so you guys are fighting and you just kind of like practicing against each other. And he's just watching. He's disliked. Just just go at it a little bit. Help said You guys want to do
that a little bit
or you want to skip
that? I rolled up. Breath is well dio one round. Okay, so everyone roll initiative. I got a 19 0 me too. Hey, So Levin
was your dexterity. I got 17. I don't
think I have any dexterity. Modifier, huh?
So you have 2122. 22.
A key that
17 and 15. So on you go see if it's Anya, the mill Ara, then Bradley than Adrian.
Now, is this, um, like scissors? No. Okay.
He just told, you know, hands fire. What's the first thing that you do,
huh? Can't no hands
holds large. He's an old man. I'm an old man. Yeah, no holds barred.
It's on me. Like like no rules.
No holds barred is like a It's like a fighting thing where it's like, Oh, you can use a chuckle like
that. Light does not Never heard that my life. Really? Yeah, or I just didn't understand.
Must another studded. I feel like a lot of people
I'm gonna like, grapple of Laura. Your lap grab more tackler. The ground's high. You shocking grabs. You can't do magic.
Oh, well, roll. This is a strength test. That
Yeah. Thank you bit, um, with me today, So I like somehow go strength test. 13 1 14
You tackle me, Lara. In the Lara, you get to reflexively use your shocking graph.
O Do I have to roll or anything or just you,
fool. How does your talking grass work
and making mainly still attacking us. The target you have advantage on the tackle of the targets were never made of metal. You're not. And then I hit the target. Takes one G eight lightning damaged
one day lightning. No, no,
I did the damage. 22 shot damage and And can't take reactions until the start of your mixture.
So shit. So you can't react if someone else wants to attack you
out tased me a little. Hey, bro. So am I still like grappled with her?
No, you pushed her off so you can do your own thing.
Okay, Um he said, how close is everybody to me for people with inside feet of me? Yeah, it's about seeing use thunderclap. Okay, Um, he's appreciate your other than you would in Syfy of you must make a constitution saving throw. So all three of you making constitution saving throw natural 20. Shit. Okay. You succeed. You shocked me when I was ready for the next couple. Apparently. All us yet all of you 17 do we? Plus anything coasters, Constitution. You succeed. Oh, my, I I still think that beats my love 17 upholstery. Fuck you, guys. You know your damn
it. So they all say so now, Bradley Stern, Bradley's gonna punch army
in the face. Yeah,
Roll for it. This is just an attack. Yeah, just like unarmed attack. Yep. 10. Oh, that probably doesn't beat the armor class was just trying to drink modifier plus two c 14 a. Sees my armor. Uh, yeah, so you don't beat it, so you go toe punch her in the face. But she liked Twitch is out of the way because she still shocked. It was like barrier. Visit the ground. How good. Now, Adrian, what do you want? Me?
Oh, you also attack you because you're out of you. So I want to make that worse. Oh, hey, hey. Nine
trying. Go over to her and she'll get your the shock wore off. And I mean and you can move out of the way, but you can't like making counters. So the old man looks at all of you goes. I
see there's lots of work to
be done with all
of us. Basically, this gets the only point of the game. Yeah, I'm really glad that was a kinship I picked. No, but I can see that you have a friend coming. Well,
when you hear that a bird flies down through the tunnel and lands on, we'll say, uh, Anya's shoulder and has a message. Isaac and Isaac on his message, says, You guys gotta come back here. One of the newbies, Snuka, one of the new B squad's, ended up speaking one of the tasks away for me when I wasn't paying attention and they went and did it, and they haven't returned on Dhe. I think that we might have gotten a message back from them that they're in trouble. But the message was like half torn up in the bird was what one of the tasks, like I was handing them out to all the people who like I thought I could handle some things. And I think they started to think that they could handle more and took one of the higher ones which group? The vultures, they they went out and they haven't come back. And I think this is a distress call from them. You guys gonna make it back?
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
So the old man's like,
Oh, go tend to your things. I'll be around again later. I'll find you. Don't. Where is your name? Don't worry. Oh, your name? No, don't worry. It sounds like a man more than an old woman. I mean, she's only a woman More than old man was that he's
Bill, where he's awake now. I'm doing what I like. What,
you guys head back to the Guildhall. All right, so you guys make it back and, um, Isaac points you in the direction of he gives you, like a copy of what the quest was that he went to go do. And it says that, like at the top of a mountain, there has been a group of wolves that has been coming down and attacking. Like, um, there's there's, like a field out at the bottom of that mountain. Were, like, specifically, crops grow and stuff like that. And Hollis that's been using them, um, to just get more stuff for the apothecary. It's just like it's like healing stuff that only grows in one area. But every time the farmers go there to collect it, they get attacked by this, like a pack of wolves. Um, say, you guys gonna go over to that mountain? Yeah, yeah. So you get there and it looks like it's a pretty high trek upto Let's roll to see if you can track exactly the way
I could. Probably rolling for the woods and shit little Oh, that's like this My shit.
This is like your favorite hunting ground glass.
Like I can always remember general layout of lands. And, like, I'm really good at finding stuff. My favorite terrain is forests.
Yeah, we'll say you're still in force. 0 18 So, yeah, you can you spot the like, easiest path up the base of the mountain, and then when you when you lead everybody up through the through the like Foresti part of the mountain, it starts being like a clear area, and by then you lose track of where everything is, But you can see that there's like a cave opening up up there. So you guys all make it into the cave torches. I would like to peer inside a 60 foot darkness you're looking inside. It looks like a normal cave.
Torches, torches scorches perception. I have a dark Yeah, we do perception as well. Yeah. 20. So
you look down and you can see that the walls of the cave start changing after you get a little bit ways. So it's like, maybe like, 100 feet in. You're gonna be, like, out, like the type of rocks changes. And you notice, like footprints from the from the group that came in from the vultures. And, um, then you also noticed, like, palm prints from the wolves. And you actually see, like a few drag marks is you get, like, almost to where the, um, the rock tape changes.
I really all of that. They didn't know. Um, which group is this? The vultures So rocky, 200 feet
that you're almost there. So you can tell that the rock goes from being like a normal gray, like a little bit wet because the inside of a case such getting pretty cold up here, too. It's getting a little colder. The rock stops. It doesn't stop being wet, but it's harder to see that sweat is the rock is a dark black. They haven't. You haven't gotten to it yet, but it's like a black rock. Walls are wet. What's everyone else doing? Torching and going in? You're just pretty fairy going in. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I get it says you're walking down the hall. You could now you can, like, see the, uh you see the walls clearer. And they're like this of city in color. Oh, are running their obsidian. It's just this city in tunnel that you're now walking through.
Any noises besides, like drifting Cade sounds?
Yeah. You can actually hear some wind coming up ahead.
That's where Dragon e walled city. But we'll still live here, so there must not be a bigger predator. Why do we? Yes, we can assume it's wool to may not be actually be wolves. Yeah.
Okay, so you guys keep going and you could see a light up ahead and you notice about the obsidian is just, like, kind of like, shimmering in this area. And you see the opening of the cave on to a different area.
Do we recognize the area?
It is snowing. That is all you can go.
But we've been walking in a flat like we haven't gone uphill. No,
you've been kind of doing like a little bit of leaving Lovett about Hill,
and it's just like snowing outside. Can we see anything like Is there like a big open space? Our footprints eyes pretty
like blindingly white. But you can see you that at this point it's for any drag marks. There's no more footprints from the from the vultures on. There's some blood stains on the snow, too.
Yeah, well, what
do you take? You know, maybe, like even this 40 steps like out there. And it's getting, like, fairly cold. And you feel like this weird, like you always get, like, a sense of, like, something like wash over your skin after a few. After a certain point, it's like there's like a pulse. Almost that light goes through. It's just very brief. But, you know, you notice it. Malala you get tackled to the ground.
Okay, so you hear muffled Marines, but none of you see her.
Oh, fuck me. We don't see tracks or like, anything in snow. No, Uh,
you take five damage more.
Oh, no. Can I attempt to hide in
the snow Because that's one of my abilities. How does that ability, Reed?
Can I tend to hide and rain full of snow or missed? Okay. Here. Screen suddenly can't see. I'm in the snow. I'm gonna try and hide. Okay, Look immediately. Let's sneak. Right? Yeah. Have yourself. Oh, 22. You
just go. And from your hiding position, you see what looks like wolves? Like around. Just like our on There's conflict alleges that you can Now see, now that you're like one with the snow and there's some wolf looking things along alleges you can't tell how many what someone else doing.
Well, curly and dying. Do I? Could we do another perception now?
Yeah, but you're gonna disadvantage because of snow.
Well, I want to try it and
see if I can see cover things. 19 post 9 28
Roll again. Give disadvantage. How does that work? This event is your old twice. And take the lowest number
15 plus nine.
Okay, so you can still see So you can count that there are nine creatures and total Long's reviews.
Okay, so I'm gonna scream out. There's nine of them.
And when you do that, they're going to leave. Not perfect. It's Mary. It works out for the story wise Tonto. So, Mary, you get a bunch of them jumped down, and then two dogs jump on top of you, and they're going to roll to attack. Um, they were in 18 consuming of Peter. Your
armor class. My armor class is 15.
Yeah, So that be charming. Last Tim. And, uh, it's two dogs, or you think it's two dogs, but now you're realizing it's actually a single dog with
two. It's so there's really foreign eso. It's
these air called death dogs.
So were there nine bodies and 18 heads or their 4.5?
You don't know. You have a general idea of how many there are. Okay, But what jumped on You look like it was two dogs, but it's actually just one dog. Two heads. It gets to it does six damage and then does another six
damage. Jesus. Shit. This is a really dogs.
They're called Death Dog. What were you gonna say?
Like so they're not Well, I think this one's
called the death dog,
right? What did I get tackled by?
Not a death dog.
That's luck. e got to. Well, actually, I got in between 70 19. That my roller amazing. Today I got a weird in between my keys
by, um, 121
16. 19. Plus what? Dexterity? 19
20 times. But which one of you wants to go first? I
don't care. I got only one also currently pinned. You got a 16 6 Unity zero. Since we're both currently pinned, I'm not sure. Mask. Right? Maybe, actually, for your help. Yeah, I'm gonna
Okay. So you get to go first.
Can I? We'll see more
like Can you see malarkey?
Yeah, like I can't see anything like I mean hidden. So that's good. I'm gonna do so if I do spiked growth, which is like a 20 foot radius thing with that hurts them too. Yes. Ah,
fuck. Areas of effect do hurt other people in the area. They're like a specific, like thing that you could get at some point. I don't know when I should look it up, but it's called, like, still shaping and that you can control not to hurt your allies with you. Really? Abilities.
Okay, um I'm not sure Have find them. Can I just like backtrack is that if we all came out the same time another near me. Can I start
liking you? See everyone but
Oh, so you feel like I'm getting you
just have tea tomorrow? And I said no.
Oh, it is something going on time. Like
he can't see. Yes, you can see that there is a dog with two heads. It is known as a death dog.
I'm gonna shoot it. People
do that. 12. So 15 that hits. So do your
dishes. Or as I shoot her in like blood splatters the snow I shot. I'm like you're welcome. It's still on top of me.
It looks up and is not paying attention two, because it just got hurt.
Oh, not 20. Thank god. Dammit! Ford Image again.
Well, the print. So it's a So now it's definitely not paying. So it looks up and gets shocked. And then you hit it with the other arrow and it, like, staggers back. There is no longer on top of injury. Nothing. That's Pilar's Stern. So you feel this like, really cold for up in your face,
See anything or no,
no. And you feel yourself starting to be like dragged in a direction. So it's, like rabbit onto your clothes and started dragging, um, time with my hands yet, or, um, probably at this point, you can have your auntie.
I'm gonna shocking grass patch. Go for it. I got 30 dear.
You try and do it, but it, like, pulls you to the side and just kind of like a flop for a second. You don't use it, dear. Is there something else you want to do?
I'm no good at anything but magic. So it is definitely an animal. Yes. I'm assuming is not friendly to me. No gonna use speak with animals. All right, To the spell you gain the ability to comprehend verbally communicate with these full duration. I just want to know her taking me. What are you doing? What's going on? Help.
And you hear, like a very low like you're my pray.
Oh, God, no. Did we hear that? Likes guys here like and you may largest group. It's gonna eat me. You're
gonna hear that like muscles.
Wait, wait. Um, which worry where I think I'm gonna shoot. Okay. Just forget about what this is useful for. I'm gonna cast produce flame and just kind of like this shooting up in the air like
a this produced line do any damage is just like a look at the
age of 28. Fire damage. Do that. I'm gonna do that and just really hopes on paying attention being spell attack 17 that it's hot. Thank you.
So when that hits, um, you guys here like war and you look over to, like, where the sound of that was And there is a giant white wolf more ice, just like coming off.
And then as quickly as you see it, it disappears back into the snow
bag. Wait, wait. It takes eight fire damage. I were holding a with the fire linger on its fur like what's causing your regular. You know, we could, like, see the smoke coming from the for tries to
know if it's hit you Now it is the wards turn understands these large like a hunchback. Hi. DeNoble Looking things with Great. First on, there are six of them.
Six of them. Yep. You said the wolf rent The wolfy thing ran off right? Notes. So there's what I'd already right no longer pins So there's a Johnny Bull. There's a bunch of hell dogs. And these for
the 1st 1 is going to attack onion roll in 19. Yeah, does eight damage and you need to succeed on a strength saving throw or you're not
thrown shit. 20 Not natural.
Okay, so you see, so you're not not thrown. The next one attacks Bradley. It tries to bite onto you. Not expecting like you're heavy armor because you're, like a small thing. And it just wasn't spared for that. It does not do damage to you. Good
nipples on your arm of, like, armor. It's like,
you know, since you're small and its large, I'm still gonna have you roll to see if you get knocked prone. So strength saving throw 16 plus or plus two. Yeah, that is it. So you do not get that either. The next one is taking on you again. Pull the 17 10 damage on and then saving throw to see if you get not prone. Seven. So you do get not thrown on that one. So now you're down and it's staying on top of you. Next one attacks Israel 13. Is that your own class? no. Oh, so that doesn't happen. And then next one, also atrial that one's a 15 means it beats it. That is a nine damned. And then you have to do a strength saving through. Okay, so you are also not permanent. This one text Bradley, it gets a 20. You take four damage and do a saving throw to see if it is not proven, uh, 15 plus to know you. So you survived. So you're not Dr from Next in the order is a drill. You're currently being pinned down by a word.
What does proud me. And just like you're stuck
and it's on top of you because I have a
problem. Is that your action is getting up? Yeah. So I still say you're on,
it's on top of you, so
I can't do anything else. So take a dagger out. Like
I mean can
biggest ticket. What are these things again? Their wars. No one
does attack your wards.
Wait. So where the death doubt?
Not up in the order.
Maybe we should not have come to save these things. This is a really hard mission. We hunt. Williams took it. You could run away really? Because we're both stuck things
like, Oh, shit. We should probably run away. And you look back to the entrance and like, you don't see the entrance anymore.
You can probably find your way back there, but you can't physically see it for
can I? Can I cast a spell? Yes. Okay. I'm going to do hellish rebuke.
Yes, you could do that.
Um, so this says it was looking at that earlier. It's a reaction or response being damaged by a creature within 60 feet. The creature that damages momentarily trying by hellish flames the creature must take must make a dexterity saving throw. It takes two D 10 fire damage on a failed save or half a cz. Much damage on a successful save.
So they need to make a dexterity saving. They do? Yeah, that was a 17.
Do I roll to see
It's your exams. Your spells. Easy. 15. So it beats its, but you are no longer paying down by it. Because the only way to get away from that roll off of you if you want to spend your movement to stand up that's here. Forgive.
Okay? Yeah. Standing. Yeah. Wait it takes half is much damage.
Oh, If it fails,
it takes two D 10 fire damage on a failed save. Half is much damage on the successful one. So it was eight plus 10.
Nine. Next to the order are the held up you're making too. That's because I have to have 50. Is that crazy? Just 14. Yeah, I think so. That beats it. That's five damage. That's a reason. So that the 2nd 1 attack someone else. Who else is currently Can't Laura? Yes, She already attacked. I don't think you didn't get pinned. You just got freed from being penned. And you just got free from being been so just Always ruled. So attacks a drill. It gets a 16 to that Beat your A C Mmm. That the six damage and eight damage. 14 pool. And now it's Bradley CERN. Okay, they're going. Nope. Sorry. I lied. Okay. There's one more death and it's attacking. Bradley. Does a 16 be here? Easy. Now it's 80 there you go. So you again defend this off. They were prepared for, uh, for your armor. So you can just, like, shut it down. Probably with your spirit or something? Yeah. So that's your print. Okay. Which enemies are around me? Just that all of them. They're kind of like surrounding you, like, pack. Like they're definitely acting as we are all close together. Yeah. Okay. Sentinel. Are she got driving off a little bit. Okay, let's not be too far away from you.
I'll attack one of the death dogs with my glance
before 11 plus two. 13? Yes, he beat it. Okay, so I'm really damage nine plus 2 11 damage. Okay. Is there anything else you wanna do with, like, movement or anything like that? Um, how far away's Mara She's within your walking range? Definitely. Yeah. Yeah. I will go over towards her. She seems like she's being a target for them. Okay, you can help her up, so Oh, yeah, Yeah,
No. Good. So
she doesn't have to spend her get cool. So you do that. So you two were together, and now it's the winter wolf who is pinned because they're penned. You're going up. Disadvantage. You need to do a dexterity saving throw.
Die. God should. Sure. My health is pretty. So tops of 15 for once. Okay. Seven
plus his battle. So you do feel that
have been pinned for, like, three turns,
18 damage and, Oh, how close are you today?
Um, I had 30 health right now.
Okay. Just in 18 cold damage as it opens its mouth. And just the coldest thing you've ever helped is, like, rolls out of it. Smells just like
okay, speak with animals and go. Hey, what the fuck
you just say? Hey, what the fuck in general like, not even like. Is that like your reaction?
No, just okay, but my reaction could be like I do actually would do. Want to try speaking with it and being like, you know, you don't mean him any of our elected. Please stop. Don't
respond back to you. Good. I like you with my parade. Doesn't fight
back. No. Jesus Christ. Don't like that, you know. Is it my turn now? Yes. Um, I'm pinned and I can't do anything until I get it off, right?
I mean, you could do stuff. Well, your friend
can I, like, try to, like, wiggle. My flew out and like playing my flu. Is there too much rest in the first?
I think it would be hard to play a flute when your chest is being like depressed.
That's true. Okay, I'll just try, like, like, kick it off and stand
up, okay? Yes. Oh, roll like an armed attack. Seven. What, are you going to get a plus for your tax?
I just put strength plus two dying.
You get a plus five toe attacks. Really? Yeah. Nice. Not good enough. But I'll say that you're able to, like, kind of get to stumble. You're still prone, and you won't be able to not be prone this turn. But it is like if it doesn't hop back on you, that, or like someone else, like, knocks it off again. Like you will be able to stand up by the time the curtain comes around. Yeah. So now Lara's turned
out to be for either of you guys. We can't just keep stabbing them. Well, do you have any suggestions? Because I've been looking at all my skills and inventory, and I can't think of anything that we could do. Try and listen to the Clippers. Should have to push it up the ridge is that I didn't jump down region. Oh, I thought we were on the ridge? No. And we also cannot see anything around us.
You could see, Like the area that you're fighting is
playing you. I was thinking the only thing that I can think of is I could make, like, a big fire bomb, But I don't make one from or we had. So we have rope, We have oil we could make like a giant like flaming lasso. Okay, where is everybody? I was
just on you just kicked off the ward that was on top of her and still found the still there. Still there? It's Yeah. So, yeah, she's
way from her. Am I
walking this? Since you were all very close to each other.
I mean, like, am I within three feet? Not Yes. Okay. So I didn't even have to move. I'm trying to say anything that I do that I have that might be able to, like, trap that wolf so that, like, if we can get it off you, it doesn't. It's all hookers. Okay, Can I don't know where it is. Yeah, for an extra. OK, so I can't lend into the snow again.
Oh, you're the wolf. Wasn't on top of the ward was on top of her.
I wonder if we target the wolf. It's like the leader. I don't know. There's a lot of damage, but it's fucking terrifying.
Yeah, just for reference. Like you think 18 damage it did 48. So that could have been way higher.
If it did higher than that, I would be dead if I was you. I'm thinking that if we can take that out of the equation, lay there off. You know what I
think? What you want to do. Well, you'll feel better.
Okay, I have a plan way all take our rope and make like a bunch of different flaming lassos through the level as I have it. And then we'll have, like, a bunch of different points of pulling. I have a smell called entangle grass. Me weeds and vines sprout from the ground in a 20 foot square, starting from a point within range for the duration these plants turn. It grinds the area's difficult, difficult terrain occasion. The area where you cast almost 60 fostering, saving, throw or be restrained by the entangling plants it'll still ends. The creature restrained by the plants can use his action to make a strange check against your smell. It's a D. C. And if a state, if it's successful it free so we could restrain it for up to a minute lasso a flaming lassos. Sure, I haven't animals, true food. And I was like, if flashes like I could just trying to intimidate and feel like I've killed animals. Respect me because it has intelligence. Several men on board with this spells the fire last of I'm going to cast entangle at the white. Well, everything you work so grasping leave designs drawn from the ground. A 20 foot scare starting from point with great. Which occurs to me that this might be an issue because we're all fairly close together, we'll figure it out. Okay, federation, these things turn the ground in the area into difficult terrain. The creature in the area when you cast a spell must have stayed Austrian saying there would be restrained but maintained
in place until the villains.
So strength saving throat. Yeah. How big of the area is it, Whitey? All right,
I'm gonna try and catch as many of these Lhasa. Lt's
so you're you're not standing on us. So I'm not gonna consider that difficult terrain for you. You're not standing here like them. And yes, but maybe the vines grab onto automatically because you're laying down. But, like, get out like your old elf like that. You bondage for you. Okay, God does a nine. Beat it.
My so low. Finally something. So it is entangles.
Yeah. So the white wolf in the winter wolf is in 10.
OK, and I only thought that dude in there
don't know just what happens when you get anything.
Um, creature restrained by the plants can use its action. Um, strength check against your spell. Save D C. That's it. So honest
turn. It has to do that in seven attack? Yeah. And also, one of the wards skips stuck in this too. So both the ward and the Winter world by Onya car ensnared.
So the plan was to d'oh those flaming lasso things now. But how do we do that with turns and
stuff? I guess you're anything whatsoever, sir. So we
were gonna do multiple points so that, like, we could all tension it so it wouldn't be able to move in one direction you need and then Bradley was gonna attack it because he has the
highest. So what we could do is on each of your terms. You trying do like each of you ready the action of last seven men. You all do it once. Once it gets back to the first person
who started that leaves is open to attacks from the other creatures, though in their time,
yes, unless, like only a few of you do it. And they're like,
Well, there's only four of us, so Yeah, but Bradley,
like, make sure that it doesn't happen. You make sure that
you're not doing well. He's not doing a lasso us so he could
cover. Yeah, and like onions right next to it so she could start the lasso. Although it's, um,
you're still from So yeah, in a way
we can resolve. This is we can say that you guys all do this now, but you're going to take a tax of opportunity from everything unless you pick someone who's going to be a debate. I really hate that. I can't attack Can. I know you will be able to people when they're just gonna tell you everything that's not restrained. So the three dead dogs and the five wards are going to get an attack of opportunity on while they try And baby guys, fine.
How shelter you have. I've got 50 something. I got
48 but my armor class is really? Yeah, his arm glasses.
Yeah, you should be. I have 30 hills High of 28.
Okay, so you guys are We'll say that you can. You start the lasso thing because you're right. Exit the winter wolf. So
just say do it. He's restrained. So you could
just fire any damage.
Not yet. And then we'll have to say I have the other to condone it. So atrial and Lara, you get your ropes
around, we do get it. So
I'm saying you're doing a rope's first, and then you like, like your robot. Okay, now we're going to the attacks of opportunity.
Are they all going? You?
So the first booth awards go first. So that is a 21 1st a c. Okay, so the guy hits six damage. Okay, that's one word down. That's an eight. That Mrs. It's two wars. That is a 18. That's your armor class, right? Yes. So that hits. And that's six again. Oh, shit. Down was in at 20. Is this working? 36? That's 14. 14 damage yet
You just said you have 50. Something has 52. You don't.
It's going down fast.
Maybe I better write
the last of the wards. Um,
maybe I should have been to be.
It's a 19 so that's 10 damage. Well, now we have the two dogs. No, that one misses. Okay, second head, Mrs. Okay, the next one gotta 17. That Mrs. It's next head Gets a 20 though. Okay? Yeah. 20. Not a network. Okay, that's six damage. I
have six age. If you guys could. God, I can help you. So So, you know, I would prefer not to have to resurrect you, right?
So I'm imposing a double disadvantage on the winter ball because it's his turn on dhe. He's entangled by the spell. So I give him and actually, no, he's negative spells and used to save. And then he gets disadvantage because you're untangling the ropes.
Yeah, with 233
Ah, Good thing you got in at 20. And then a quick sale.
Oh, good. So it did not escape my binding.
So it it will if it escapes. Uh, I'm gonna say it, like, almost shakes off all the vines, but you guys still have the ropes around it. Now you can like the ropes on fire. Baby was saying So there's three of you with ropes that are all waiting on fire.
Yeah. Um, and Bradley supposed to charge in and, like, try to lay a leap like I have to find favor for yeah, right. Right, Right. Right. So
this is my favorite. Do it is like, uh, it's like a radiant spell. Damage and chairman to my weapon. So, pickle, each one of you with fire rope. Let's roll. One de six plus three. We do any proficiency. Six. You're doing
one d six plus. So I got four or five plus 38
So 16 Bradley on 19. Just to double check. This is not an undead slash teen. Know you would have had an advantage. You know, the radium would have done Got to roll. Plus 25 seven plus two tonight. So 14. 14. Is there anything else that you guys want? T o I think it's gonna I think I was gonna give it to it again and see if it can free itself. Unless you guys are doing something
I'm gonna cast cure wounds on. Okay. Hi, guys. Touch your shoulder. One G eight plus my spell. Casting a bill.
Oh, yeah, it's definitely feet for reference. You approximately have done half itself
in damage, so you get you some help. Fact, take it. It's better than nothing put before research turns.
I'm saying that you guys, you guys can get some sort of You can do some non attacking action right now. Somewhere did her healing.
Can I make a big fire bombs ing?
You get an attack of opportunity down on you, but I'm not. I'm just because that takes a while. That's what I told him he could pray.
I guess I can't really do that while I'm holding onto a road for, like, okay, I just have to All right. All right. Lee, I couldn't Maybe I touched you with my foot, so I didn't have to look on my rope. I don't think there's anything else I could D'oh. Um, I might wait all the other wards and stuff, So live right. Can I try to use my flute till I calmed them down. Yeah, you're like a spell for that E. I also have an animal trophy that I just haven't. I like It's really useless. So I don't know if I could, like, intimidate them.
You can do anything you want to try.
I want to try intimidating that with animal trophy. Okay, because it's mildly intelligence. What's your animal turkey? Um, I think Can I say it's in the wolf head? Yeah. I mean, like, presentable and be, like, back. And that's charisma, right?
Yep. 16. Are you doing it to the white Wolf or the other ones?
The other ones? Because, like, I know we're focusing on the white Wolf, but like, you're trying to take Alfa status from the white. Yeah,
it definitely works on the wards. Oh, and it's super works on the death dogs s o they hold back down. So now they're like, Ooh, so the the winter wolf gets a bonus When has a pack and pack is currently like, Wait, no longer. Yes, that bonus you like, pulled out a wolf's head? Yeah, and us waken do This is you and all of you all of you here. Smart. Getting rid of my
back. Oh, boy. So common it. What?
It speaks calm. Yeah. Yes, it's gonna try and struggle to get Oh, what does it have to be? Kylie for strength D. C. It's
my spell. D. C. Is 14.
It breaks free 100% from the vines but doesn't break. Or actually, it'll do a strength contest with you guys to see if it can get rid of the roast.
What? You do not want me to roll my strength?
So it rolled in 18. So the three of you collectively have to be meteo.
She's with 20 strength dexterity. Straight. Okay, 13
13. So we need a five Mary
three. Are you King plus anything? It's two plus I e o Okay.
You go first. He said no. Okay,
wait. Let's see what we could do. Yours. Probably fairly certain. I can take seven days to create an identity. Like to start that now. Okay, that s
o We'll say that. It definitely. Let's go. Uh, well, are you definitely let go your hold on this thing enough that it can attack something. So it's trying to get back out of status. because you guys just, like, scared away its
pack. But the pack will come back.
No, they just back up. They didn't leave. So try and lash out at Adrian. Look. So, like it got loser in one direction. And that's the direction that was 14. 22 against a C 13. So bites on to you in just 13 damage. And now it's back to onions turned. Now we're back in, like the regular order
I Can I shoot it in the basement? Terrible. Gave this go for guys. I got 15 p left. Well,
so you like graze it? But that was like you do that? Like as it's tryingto attack Adriel. Um, but you you miss, you forgot that you have a rope in your hands. Still, that s so now it has two ropes completely free.
Can I use my second attack? Thio 14. Just based
on. Yeah, you get from it? Yeah, that you were quick enough to snag the road
back. I was like, Oh,
so you still haven't restrained their next dismal are, uh what are you gonna do?
Oh, I don't know. Arab. Right. You did. So, uh, could I do Skye tackling, then pick her back up.
Yeah, well, say picking it up. It's just your movement.
I'm gonna cast flame blade and throw it at the fools you about. The fiery blade in your free hand blade is similar in size and shape to a scimitar. And last liberation. Yeah.
Hey, everybody. Sorry about that. Ah, Just got to editing this episode. It's probably been over a year since we actually recorded it. And none of our backup files have anything after this point. So I guess I'll just go over what happened. Had to go through the different players notes to remember what happened. But after Mel Ara later soared up, she attacks. She hits it, they get a few good hits in. They take a few more hits. Bradley decides to pull vault with a spear and then flip around mid air and attack. They asked the white wolf where the squad is that it took, and it says hopefully the others took them somewhere else. Anya stabs it right in the face, and they kill it. They find a few piles of clothes near the raging. When they uncover them out of the snow, they find that it is their squad. They were passed out, but alive. And Millar a cask your wounds on all of them. And Bradley uses some of his healing reservoir on them as well. They take them back down the mountain, yelling at them and telling them that they're gonna be put on probation and stable duty for a month. And as they pass by the corpse of the white wolf, they noticed that it is shimmery, just like their fingertips. They get down back to the town and send them off to the medic. And as their unwinding for the night, they take off their gloves and notice that the blue translucent, shimmery stuff that was on their fingertips now covers their entire hands and it is spreading. So sorry about that. But I hope you enjoyed listening, right?