Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)   Posted by Kitau.Group: 0
Dido
 NPC, 189 posts
 With a hammer I serve
 The Heavy Metal Dragon
Wed 11 Mar 2015
at 05:56
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
Callie can't help but snatch the dragon and coddle him!

Dido continues Callie's concern, however. He gives Mittens a "yeah right" smile and asks, "How do you intend to cause people to believe the unbelievable? Maybe Callie and I can take notes and use your methods to convert unbelievers into faithful for Sehanine, Moradin and the Platinum Dragon."
Mittens
 GM, 1338 posts
Thu 12 Mar 2015
at 02:34
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
Pyrus playfully breathes sparkles.

"Purple worms likely could crush entire cities.  But fear not!  I'm sure in time you will have opportunity to trounce their like!  then the city will name itself after the amazing sorcerer and his familiar who saved them - 'Super Terdicity!"

Kitau chuckles and smirks at Terdisas.

Mits smiles at Dido and answers, "Through trickery!  I intend to 'pretend' to be an eye witness of your exploits.  Or perhaps Snettim the Merciless, decrying those 'meddlesome heroes who always seem to get to the loot and glory before me!'  Or a book critic who rants about 'that terrible book authored by Mittens' and how 'it should be banned!'  Stuff like that."
Terdisas
 GM, 735 posts
Sat 14 Mar 2015
at 04:49
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
  "Honestly, I would prefer a city to still be standing than have one named after me."

  "Chirp, Hidbehindtheshortonesopolis while more accurate, isn't as catchy anyways."
Callie
 NPC, 292 posts
 Cleric of Sehanine
 Lover Halfling
Sun 15 Mar 2015
at 03:47
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
Dido looks doubtful. "Clever ideas, Mittens. But I don't think there's a thing in the world that would convince people that heroes like you all exist."

Callie says, "Don't exclude yourself, Dido. You're as unbelievably heroic as any of us."

Callie then looks from Pyrus to Terdisas and says, "A city has to be standing to be named after you, you know... Unless you're a villain or something and a destroyed city becomes named after you destroying it. But I know what you mean..."

She looks up at Mittens. "Trickery, eh? I'll pray that Sehanine bless your efforts, then." She glances at Dido and winks. "Where the impossible stands in the way, the gods walk on before us to clear the way."
Mittens
 GM, 1339 posts
Wed 18 Mar 2015
at 02:21
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
Mits smiles and nods at Callie.  "Thanks!"

To Dido, she thumbs at Callie.  "Ditto to what Callie said.  Before I met you, I was convinced that heroes such as yourself existed at some point in history, but I had my doubts that I would ever meet one, much less team up with several!  Yet somehow, that seems to always happen in the books.  Go fig!"

Kitau thumbs-ups at Dido.
Terdisas
 GM, 736 posts
Wed 18 Mar 2015
at 04:37
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
  "Let's see, looking in a mirror should have covered it then Dido.  What am I missing?"

  "Chirp, they're GIRLS, he's not, duh.  You are also more girly than Mittens, even with the beard, tweet.  My logic is flawless!"
Dido
 NPC, 190 posts
 With a hammer I serve
 The Heavy Metal Dragon
Wed 18 Mar 2015
at 05:30
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
Dido coughs into his fist. "Sorry, Superbird, but Terdisas is *not* girlier than Mittens."

Callie giggles. "What a team... I wonder if adventuring groups are as odd as us." Oh Callie, you have NO idea...

Once the wagon is set up, Callie and Dido are sure to wave goodbye at the people.
Mittens
 GM, 1340 posts
Sun 22 Mar 2015
at 02:00
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
Kitau shrugs at Callie's question.  Mits rubs her chin, giving Superbird's logic serious thought.

"Statement: Mittens does not take offense to being accused of being less 'girly' than another person when the accepted definition of the term is being used.  Furthermore, Mittens agrees that certain visual features, such as beards, reduce one's girlishness score.  Let's see....  I get 5 points for being a woman.  No bonus or penalty for age.  No size modifier.  -2 penalty for belonging to a monstrous race.  +1 for happy-go-lucky attitude.  Nerd penalty.  Staff of destruction penalty.  Fire wizard penalty.  Adorable familiar bonus.  Childish antics bonus.  Wow...  I might break even!

"Now for Terdisas...  Zero girl points for being a man.  Beard penalty.  Deadpan penalty.  Explode monster with magic penalty...  Numbers numbers numbers...  Nope!  Sorry.  Terdisas' girlishness score is sub-zero.  Lil ice magic joke there."

Terdisas
 GM, 737 posts
Sun 22 Mar 2015
at 02:30
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
  Superbird considers bringing up how many beards worth of hair Mittens has, but decides against it by borrowing Ter's CHA modifier for once "Chirp, Bossman's quirks aside, I don't get calling cute kittys 'monstrous'."

  "Some people are nervous around claws and teeth, even when attached to those polite enough not to remove your face with them."
Callie
 NPC, 293 posts
 Cleric of Sehanine
 Lover Halfling
Sun 22 Mar 2015
at 04:31
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
Callie "claws" at the air. "Rahr!" Then points at her teeth. "I have teeth too! See?"

Dido says, "Nice logic, Mittens." then again, she's the only one with an int mod in this group. No really... the others have int mods of 0. "And nice joke."
Mittens
 GM, 1341 posts
Wed 25 Mar 2015
at 02:46
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
Kitau smiles and thumbs-ups in agreement.

As if to further prove just how adorable Callie is being, Pyrus copies her antics.

"Rawr!"

Mits blushes and smiles.  "Thanks, everyone!  I sure am lucky to have such accepting and supportive friends."

Time skip!

Regardless of circumstance, the characters are travel-
ing through the Winterbole Forest, on the northern edge
of Nentir Vale (see the map on page 206 of the Dungeon
Master’s Guide). They might be looking for something
specific (see the “Adventure Hooks” on page 4) or they
might simply be traveling from one location to another.
The adventure begins when they reach this clearing in
the forest.
No tactical map is provided for this encounter. The
enemies begin hidden in the trees around the clearing,
watching and waiting to see what the adventurers do.
When the adventurers reach the clearing, read:

The dense forest suddenly parts to reveal a large clearing, per-
haps 50 feet across, with a small tumble of rocks at the center.
Something about the clearing doesn’t feel right. It’s as though
the sounds of the forest refuse to enter the clearing, and the air
around you feels strange and tingling.

Perception Check
DC 21: You spot something moving among the trees just
beyond the clearing.

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:21, Wed 25 Mar 2015.

Terdisas
 GM, 738 posts
Wed 25 Mar 2015
at 03:59
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
   Terdisas might not make it anywhere near that perc check, but he still knows what the flavor text says about tingly silence.  "Well, that is ominous."  "Chirp, Ominous is a portal to the shadowfell trying to drag you into it.  This rates caution worthy at best."
Dido
 NPC, 191 posts
 With a hammer I serve
 The Heavy Metal Dragon
Thu 26 Mar 2015
at 02:15
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
Dido says in a hushed tone, "I see something moving in the trees... just past the clearing."

Callie looks to see what it might be.


Callie rolled a nat 1 on spot.
Dido rolled a 17. his perc is +4, so he JUST got that DC 21. XD

Corvus
 Player, 1 post
Sat 9 Apr 2016
at 05:50
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
As he steps into a clearing a tall figure of a man peers over the 5 figures that stand before him. Gripping his staff tightly he readies himself for anything as he waits to see if he has come across another bandit group that needs disposed of.

"......"
Mittens
 GM, 1909 posts
Sat 9 Apr 2016
at 05:57
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
Kitau is just as talkative as the newcomer.  "...."  Judging by the little axes in the tiny gnome's hands and her serious frown, she imagines herself ready for a fight.

Mits blinks in surprise.  "Ok so...?  This is awkward.  Aren't you supposed to attack us and holler something about sacraficing us to your dark god?  Or at least try and befriend us so you can betray us later?  What's with the silent treatment?"

Her happy little dragon familiar starts fluttering over to him all smiles and cuteness.

"Don't do anything rash, Pyrus."

Mits' familiar: http://orig00.deviantart.net/f...beasties-d6nvk5w.jpg
Terdisas
 GM, 748 posts
Sat 9 Apr 2016
at 06:09
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
  "I was joking about the hole to the shadowfell-I mean Chirp tweet." the completely normal we swear Sparrow on the bearded man's shoulder wasn't just talking we swear.

  "Well, perhaps they just prefer the fashion?"
Callie
 NPC, 294 posts
 Cleric of Sehanine
 Lover Halfling
Sat 9 Apr 2016
at 06:20
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
Callie brings her bastard sword around to her side and leans on it. She isn't in any kind of battle stance, but her actions make the statement that she wields this big blade and is quite ready to use it, yet is not quick to judge. "I am Callie. This is Mittens, Kitau, Terdisas, Superbird, and Dido. We are adventurers on a quest to right wrongs. And as you probably gathered, the cute dragon is Pyrus."

Dido says, "I am a paladin of Moradin and the Platinum Dragon." to emphasise his statement, he brings his shield to the front so Corvus can see the Moradin symbol. "I mention this so that you know where we stand."
Corvus
 Player, 2 posts
Sat 9 Apr 2016
at 06:31
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
The large man steps forward completely into the clearing,"I am Corvus, I mean you no harm so long as you mean the same."

The big man looks to Dido, "I have little love for gods and bow to none, but I respect you and your right be follow whom you wish. I have little need for the favor of gods I have my own power and need not rely on any other to bless me with theirs."

As for you he looks to Mits "If you wish to be a sacrifice to a dark god the I can send you in the right direction, but I refuse to bow to even those fools."
Mittens
 GM, 1910 posts
Sat 9 Apr 2016
at 06:36
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
"Lacking in the diplomacy department," Mits concludes, "But also lacking in the 'attack heroes on sight like a loonie' department."

Pyrus likes Corvus's hair.  He wants to find out how it feels.  So the little dragon flaps over the tiefling's head to light on his head.  Not that it would be hard to avoid the little familiar.
Terdisas
 GM, 749 posts
Sat 9 Apr 2016
at 06:41
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
  "God Apathy is surprisingly common, even when traveling with Paladins and Clerics you are fond of.  Still, turning down blessings is going a bit far in this business."  Callie has been quite the wonderful sales pitch for Sehanine, though.  Just as Superbird when he's having a more flamboyant moment.
Dido
 NPC, 192 posts
 With a hammer I serve
 The Heavy Metal Dragon
Sat 9 Apr 2016
at 06:48
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
Dido asks, "What do you fight for, Corvus?"

Callie was going to say something, but Dido's question has her hold that thought and wait to see how Corvus answers.
Corvus
 Player, 3 posts
 icecreem
 1 word
Sat 9 Apr 2016
at 06:58
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
Corvus perceiving no threat from the party stands down and looks to Dido.

"I fight to survive, and to learn." Corvus holds out his hand and twists dark shadows in his hand and a dark figure spins out of the mist to stand beside him. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pini...2f5b9bf568129432.jpg

"I have always had a strong connection to the darkness and the void. I travel to test myself and to further my own power so that one day I may stand on top and face on equal terms those gods whom the world fear and worship, and so that they shall know that even if they think themselves unreachable, should they decide to strike out against the mortal world at least one being has the power to tear them from their safe heaven in the heavens and strike down those that would wish us banished from this world so they can make it anew."

This message was last edited by the player at 07:00, Sat 09 Apr 2016.

Mittens
 GM, 1911 posts
Sun 10 Apr 2016
at 16:22
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
Mits smiles and tail-wags at the arrival of the wolf.

"Ooh neat!"

She starts counting on her fingers.  "Let's see...  Tiamat?  Check.  Orcus?  Check.  Torog?  Check.  Yeenoghu?  Check.  Vecna?  Check.  So that's at least five deities who's plans and followers we've thwarted thus far.  Could include the racial god of the Minotaurs, the demon lord Baphomet, on that list as well considering that we disenchanted all those ridiculous traps and such.  Can't promise you survival in this group, though our two holy halflings help a great deal there and we've yet to have a team mate die on our watch, but learning how to frustrate evil gods is most certainly a high likelihood."

Kitau gives Mits a "What the heck are you doing?" look to Mits.  Pyrus makes himself comfortable on Corvus's hair, rubbing his cheek against it with a cozy smile.  When woofie shows up he waves hello.
Terdisas
 GM, 750 posts
Mon 11 Apr 2016
at 01:55
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
  "Tweet, does the term 'Wheel of Everflow' sound familiar?"

  Terdisas sighs, "Please do not give them further ideas, I find the passive gods preferable to the actively antagonistic ones."  He does not to Mittens's overview, however.  "Making lives unfortunate for cultists is quite common in this business, regardless of your religious views."
Callie
 NPC, 295 posts
 Cleric of Sehanine
 Lover Halfling
Mon 11 Apr 2016
at 02:49
Re: Thunderspire Laberynth (part 2)
Dido nods to Superbird. "Yes, I'm familiar with that..."

Dido says, "Quick history lesson for you then, Corvus; it has already been done. At least twice. There was The Raven Queen, who was once a mortal, yet defeated Nerull. There was also Bane, who was also once mortal, yet defeated Tuern."

Callie says, "So it's doable. But two mortals in all of recorded history. You won't be the first, but two out of who-knows-how-many-thousands ever managed. And in the case of the Raven Queen, it was only after being enslaved to Narull for centuries. Just so you know what you are getting into; yours is a quest that could land you at the whims of a god 24/7 for the next thousand years."