A tangle of roots.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
Shayra Oakenleaf
 player, 81 posts
Sun 11 Feb 2018
at 22:47
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"That is...different," Shayra said. "This world is so unlike the one I came from."
GM
 GM, 82 posts
Mon 12 Feb 2018
at 01:18
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"Yours sounds interesting, too," said Blue-Wings.  "...hey, are those things flying towards us?"
Shayra Oakenleaf
 player, 82 posts
Tue 13 Feb 2018
at 02:08
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"What things?" Shayra asked as she tried to spot whatever it was.
GM
 GM, 83 posts
Tue 13 Feb 2018
at 02:40
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There appeared to be a number of flying creatures coming in their direction...

Perception roll to get details while they're still far away
Shayra Oakenleaf
 player, 83 posts
Wed 14 Feb 2018
at 01:12
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(OOC: Perception roll - Shayra Oakenleaf rolled 20 using 1d20+3)
GM
 GM, 84 posts
Wed 14 Feb 2018
at 04:30
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There appeared to be about a dozen winged quadrupeds, but she could see the sunlight glinting off of the metal in gear they were wearing.  There were no signs of riders, however.  They were accompanied by a larger quadruped, with a long twisting tail, but no wings.  It appeared to be galloping on the air, striking sparks as it ran, reflecting off of a covering that was perhaps not fur.  Scales or skin?  The others seemed to be moving in response to it.

And it had no rider, either.
Shayra Oakenleaf
 player, 84 posts
Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 01:34
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"So, uh, what are those?" Shayra asked.
GM
 GM, 85 posts
Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 02:52
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"I don't know!" said Books, excited.  "Isn't that wonderful?  Two new creatures, possibly civilized peoples, and the day's just starting!"
Shayra Oakenleaf
 player, 85 posts
Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 03:32
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"I hope they're friendly," Shayra said.
GM
 GM, 86 posts
Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 03:58
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"...yeah, that's the question," said Blue-Wings.

As they came closer, it was clear that they were armored and armed, which was not a good sign.  They weren't rushing, and their weapons weren't actually drawn as yet (and how would quadrupeds even use them?) but there were definitely too many to fight.
Shayra Oakenleaf
 player, 86 posts
Sat 17 Feb 2018
at 05:19
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"So, uh, what do we do? They've already seen us...," Shayra said.
GM
 GM, 87 posts
Sun 18 Feb 2018
at 04:44
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"Try to talk it out, I guess," said Blue-Wings.  "No way we can outrun them."
Shayra Oakenleaf
 player, 87 posts
Mon 19 Feb 2018
at 02:54
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"You're right," Shayra said.
GM
 GM, 88 posts
Mon 19 Feb 2018
at 05:23
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The flying forces approached; it was now clear that most of them were... griffins?  But armed and armored griffins, with spurs on their claws, and lances mounted to their harness.

But the others!  Some strange combination of dragon and horse, flying in the air without wings, armed with polearms that they carried in fore-claws... They would arrive in just a moment.
Shayra Oakenleaf
 player, 88 posts
Tue 20 Feb 2018
at 01:51
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Did they look hostile?
GM
 GM, 89 posts
Tue 20 Feb 2018
at 02:45
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They weren't actually attacking, from the way their weapons were positioned...

Insight check, plz
Shayra Oakenleaf
 player, 89 posts
Wed 21 Feb 2018
at 02:41
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(OOC: Wisdom roll as I don't have the skill - Shayra Oakenleaf rolled 3 using 1d20)
GM
 GM, 90 posts
Wed 21 Feb 2018
at 04:35
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It was hard to tell what they wanted, but it appeared that they were flying in to surround the party.  Their weapons remained sheathed for the moment.
Shayra Oakenleaf
 player, 90 posts
Thu 22 Feb 2018
at 22:34
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"Hey now, we're not hostile," Shayra said.
GM
 GM, 91 posts
Fri 23 Feb 2018
at 03:43
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They landed, surrounding Shayra and her friends.  The griffins were on all fours; the draconic creature landed on all fours, but reared up on its hind legs.

"Strangers, what do you so close to the Great City of Bells?" is asked in a deep, rumbling voice.
Shayra Oakenleaf
 player, 91 posts
Fri 23 Feb 2018
at 23:14
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"We're just here to explore," Shayra said.
GM
 GM, 92 posts
Sat 24 Feb 2018
at 05:22
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"Or are spying on us for other nations," said the creature.  "Where are you from?"
Shayra Oakenleaf
 player, 92 posts
Sun 25 Feb 2018
at 02:13
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"That's a long story, I'll let my companions go first," Shayra said.
GM
 GM, 93 posts
Sun 25 Feb 2018
at 06:23
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"Ah, but if your tale is so great, you must tell it to The Great Master," snarled the dragon-thing.  "You will all come with us, now."
Shayra Oakenleaf
 player, 93 posts
Sun 25 Feb 2018
at 20:34
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"Fine, fine," Shayra said.