Chapter 2.5 -- Skyway City.   Posted by Dungeon Master.Group: 0
Hennesey Rydell
 player, 24 posts
 Human Ranger
 Tharur Castle
Wed 12 Jan 2011
at 18:57
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
When Hennesey was awoke up by the sounds from above, he immediately begins doning his armor. He always said a good ranger never leaves anything to chance.. It was proven during his time spent in Tharur. When he did joined the others, he stood outside with Stan until he was ready to enter.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 524 posts
 Sometimes, I even
 amaze myself!
Wed 12 Jan 2011
at 19:24
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
"Is that so," the man replies, the corner of his mouth curling into a grin.  "Then you travel with a ghost.  Roth?  I believe that is what they call you—" he manages to get out before Chubbs rushes into the room and tosses his enchanted rope at the intruder.

In the hallway, Stan and Kaele exchange a series of gestures before she finally shakes her head at the younger wizard.  She follows up by touching her index and middle fingers to her lips and bringing them sharply down to the open palm of her other hand.  Stan recognizes the gesture, and quickly remembers the spell for invisibility calls for a verbal component—which would undoubtedly tip-off the intruder if he was a spell-caster of any skill.

The rope hits the man solidly and immediately begins to coil around him.  The man exhales deeply, expressing something of a disappointed frustration.  Almost as quickly as the rope attempts to bind him, he shifts and contorts his body to defeat it—ultimately tossing the rope back to Chubbs' feet.
"Save your parlor tricks, kid.  I bring news from the Abyss.  His wife is in terrible danger."
Stan Fetchin
 player, 376 posts
 Human
 Wizard
Wed 12 Jan 2011
at 23:30
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
Stan nodded at Kaele. Of course, she was right.

At the word "wife" he rushes into the room, practically running into the newcomer. He stops himself just short of an accident. If the man means to strike, Stan is certainly close enough.

He gestures to the others to wait a moment, and picks up the loose end halfling's rope just to make sure.

He does not threaten the man or try to use any magic. After a tense moment, if he is still unharmed, he asks:

"Who are you?"
Dungeon Master
 GM, 525 posts
 Sometimes, I even
 amaze myself!
Thu 13 Jan 2011
at 00:31
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
"My name is Demios," he answers, still refusing to pull back his cowl.  "And I have been searching for you for some time.  You seem to hold a kind of... aversion to this plane—although I can see now why you do.  The Material Plane is a strange one indeed."  As he speaks, he also looks around to the others gathered in the room; the others in the hall have followed Stan to meet the intruder.
"Frastøtende," He says with a shudder, using a language known only to Stan.  You do not know for certain, but you are sure it was some kind of insult.  "I tried to get your attention while you were with the monks, and would have contacted you directly; but they are not as open-minded as Lady Kaele here."
"Do you know me?" she responds a bit frazzled.
"Guess not," he says with a shrug, "but we've wasted enough time here as it is.  Stan, I've come to collect you and any warriors, or..." he says as he looks over the group, unimpressed, "slaves, you command.  We are ready to assault Môrotha's outpost."
"What about Blackstone?" Kaele says as she steps forward and grabs Stan's hand.  Even he wasn't sure what that was about, maybe a ploy to gain his full attention?  "You want to get back to your proper time, right?  I believe Junus brought that tower down, and I think I can put you back—if we can find Junus."
"Well, the Abyss and the Material Plane aren't exactly held to the same time cycles; and we don't have all night.  Looks like you have a decision to make, Stan."

You all have a decision to make: go with Stan to the Abyss, stay with Kaele and meet with Lord Brannigan at Blackstone tomorrow, or walk away from it all and start a new life in the future.  I will allow the party to split now.  Roleplay this out. =)

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Porto 'Chubbs' Brandybuck
 player, 311 posts
 Halfling
 Bard 3
Thu 13 Jan 2011
at 00:44
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
Can you really trust this guy Stan? Porto says walking up next to him. All his kind knows is lies and trickery. If your wife is in danger I'll help you out but I doubt this ass is telling you the truth. Besides I didn't even know you were married, thought I was your friend... Porto ends playfully trying to keep Stan's mood light and not too overwhelmed.
Stan Fetchin
 player, 378 posts
 Human
 Wizard
Thu 13 Jan 2011
at 01:29
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
This is all a lot to take in.

Stan looks at Demios. "Have you any token or assurance to support your words?"
Dungeon Master
 GM, 527 posts
 Sometimes, I even
 amaze myself!
Thu 13 Jan 2011
at 02:00
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
Demios appeared more put out by Stan's request than anything else.  He shifts his weight in a vaguely familiar fashion and retrieves a pendant from the breast of his cloak.  Raising it up plainly for all to see, Stan is taken aback.  The simple onyx pendant bears a familiar, arcane symbol: the same symbol Stan and Clementine chose as their own on the day they wed; the symbol that would be used to represent Stan's House, once he was accomplished enough to found one.  Seeing this, Stan had no doubt this creature was an ally to his wife and the daemon forces she commanded.
Stan Fetchin
 player, 379 posts
 Human
 Wizard
Thu 13 Jan 2011
at 03:12
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
Well he knew that the forces of evil could be treacherous, he very much believed this pendant was the real thing. He had seen it closely before, knew its every scratch and pore.

"Look like I have to go. I won't blame any of you if you want to stay behind. It's not your fight. Besides, there are important matters to take care of on this plane."
Shirok Rezkala
 player, 348 posts
 Half Orc
 Druid 4
Thu 13 Jan 2011
at 05:06
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
Shirok entered the room behind the others, remaining silent as events unfolded before them. He himself gave virtually no reaction to what was being said, yet Neya beside him seemed to grow more and more agitated; the shewolf seemed ready to leap upon Demios at a moment's notice. The two of them suddenly turned upon Stan, Shirok's gaze carefully controlled while Neya's were ablaze with confusion and anger. "You are married," he finally said in a calm voice, "to a creature of the Abyss."

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Stan Fetchin
 player, 380 posts
 Human
 Wizard
Thu 13 Jan 2011
at 06:11
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
"I am married," he said cooly, "to a creature of virtue and beauty.

"She was a guest in this house, awhile back. As you can see its none the worse. I trust you not to judge hastily, Shirok."

Ilsa Redeye
 player, 474 posts
 Half Orc
 Bar 4
Thu 13 Jan 2011
at 06:22
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
"I think it's sweet," Ilsa said with a tone that was equal mix derision, sarcasm, and sincerity. "You must fight for your love," she said with firm hand on Stan's shoulder. She then turned away and left.
Shirok Rezkala
 player, 349 posts
 Half Orc
 Druid 4
Thu 13 Jan 2011
at 16:07
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
"The only judgement that matters," Shirok sad quietly, "is whether assisting you would assist them." He gave Stan no more than a few moments to answer before turning away as well, he and Neya following after Ilsa.
Stan Fetchin
 player, 381 posts
 Human
 Wizard
Thu 13 Jan 2011
at 17:36
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
"I can't answer that. Good luck with Blackstone."
Hennesey Rydell
 player, 25 posts
 Human Ranger
 Tharur Castle
Thu 13 Jan 2011
at 19:06
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
When faced with a decision to make. Either investigate what the others had been looming into. Dealing with the tower collapse that happened before Hennesey was born. Or helping a new friend by going into the abysal plane.  Well it didn't take long for a decision to be made. A well detailed map of the abysal plane would go for an astronomical amount of money to the right person. Hennesey knew he couldn't pass up a chance like that. He took a step towards Stan and , presumably, the fiend named Demios to show he would help them in thier mission. Hopefully the half-orcs will join us too. he thought as he waited for the others to decide. There couldn't be a better place to do it then he abyss.
Roth Daos
 player, 312 posts
 Unassuming
 Librarian
Fri 14 Jan 2011
at 05:01
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
Roth stands dumbfounded for the longest time, could he have heard him right?  The thought of it is outrageous, but after recovering a small bit of his wits, Roth manages to speak quite simply, "You're married?"  It takes a few more moments before he can add, "The ABYSS?"
Stan Fetchin
 player, 382 posts
 Human
 Wizard
Fri 14 Jan 2011
at 05:41
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
Stan kicks his feet and smiles at Roth. "Heh."
Roth Daos
 player, 313 posts
 Unassuming
 Librarian
Fri 14 Jan 2011
at 19:40
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
"You'd have to be insane to go."  Roth tells Stans and the others looking to join him.  "For starters, it's the Abyss.  Demons will eat you.  You're at this ... man's mercy to ever get back.  And what good could you really do?  Maybe, if we can get back to our time, you can warn her of whatever has happened."
Porto 'Chubbs' Brandybuck
 player, 312 posts
 Halfling
 Bard 3
Sat 15 Jan 2011
at 04:18
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
That is a valid point... Porto ponders for a little. But I'll help you Stan whichever way you go.
Ilsa Redeye
 player, 475 posts
 Half Orc
 Bar 4
Sat 15 Jan 2011
at 08:23
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
Ilsa paused in the hallway and waited for Shirok and Neya to catch up with her. She didn't know what to say, so she didn't say anything. She scratched Neya behind the ears.
Stan Fetchin
 player, 384 posts
 Human
 Wizard
Sun 16 Jan 2011
at 05:21
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
"We won't get back to our time, not for awhile. And I'm already suffering at the hands of demons and their nightmares. Going to the Abyss is a risk, but it's what I want to do."
Roth Daos
 player, 314 posts
 Unassuming
 Librarian
Mon 17 Jan 2011
at 00:13
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
"If it were anything short of suicide, I'd help you."  Roth tells the mage, "But I think I'll stay here, where only Ilsa wants to have me for dinner."  He pauses before adding, with all sincerity, "I hope you make it back."
Shirok Rezkala
 player, 350 posts
 Half Orc
 Druid 4
Mon 17 Jan 2011
at 00:28
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
Neya wagged her tail slightly as Ilsa scratched her, looking up at Shirok. He was silent for a few moments as he rejoined them, before he finally spoke. "If we remain here, we will likely go to Blackstone to see if Kaele is correct, and whether or not it is possible for us to return back through time." He looked at Ilsa. "Is that something you think is worth doing?" he asked her, the question plainly having several meanings.
Ilsa Redeye
 player, 476 posts
 Half Orc
 Bar 4
Mon 17 Jan 2011
at 00:57
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
Ilsa looked at Shirok with slight consternation on her face. "The past is done. Why go back? What matters is here, now." She thought for a moment more, "And how that shapes the future." She casually spun her sword in her grip. "I don't care about Blackstone, but if you do, then we go. But right now, I'm hungry."
Stan Fetchin
 player, 385 posts
 Human
 Wizard
Mon 17 Jan 2011
at 17:19
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
To Porto: "So, guess you're my plucky halfling sidekick."
Dungeon Master
 GM, 531 posts
 Sometimes, I even
 amaze myself!
Mon 17 Jan 2011
at 22:28
Re: Chapter 2.5 -- Orford Abbey
OOC: Don't forget Hennessy!

With those of you who have volunteered to venture with Stan, and the fiend known only as Demios, into the Abyss now ready, having chosen your path to take, Demios informs you that it is now time to leave.  Stan, Chubbs, and Hennessy quickly gather their things and say their good-byes.