OOC: Discussion: The Stories We Share.   Posted by Control.Group: 0
Agnes
 Warden, 68 posts
Sat 3 Jun 2017
at 16:14
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share

Gordon's spell weakened the Fomor's grip on Marshall--at least he could breathe.  But the two Fomor who weren't controlling the Marshall turned their attention to Gordon.  The taller one hissed and a translucent beam of entropy shot towards Gordon, turning the grass between them to green slurry.

A wall of rainbow sparks coalesced inches in front of Gordon's nose.  It absorbed entropy-spell in a whirl of color and jangling noise before disappating.

Gordon had succeeded in getting Warden Smith's attention.  And from her fierce expression, the Fomor would quickly regret it.   She walked quickly off the porch. A breeze rattled the gras and leaves as she gathered power from the world around her.  "Drop him and leave." She ordered the Formor in Latin.

Do you want Agnes to smash them into fish sticks or just scare them off?
The Marshal
 Gunslinger of Oz, 37 posts
Sat 3 Jun 2017
at 22:40
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
"They're... after... something in that house.. Something is compelling.. them." The Marshal forces, his words strangled as though talking with an overfull mouth. Gordon's efforts had won him that at least. He begins flexing his shoulders outwards, straining against the bonds-- looking everything as though he's trying to incredible-Hulk right out of them. He's not though, instead he's plying survival techniques for escaping bonds. The spell likely worked like ropes or chains. Even with his strength he didn't expect to be able to burst through them, but if they ACTED like rope or chain... Flex out, relax and shift. Flex out, relax and shift. Just a little at a time, a fraction of an inch with each word for cover. Dingo would be proud. Escaping bondage was one of the lessons taught at the Survivalist Gym (along with many other such things), and they paid off. Magic or not, the magical sympathy was there to mess with... and suddenly it paid off. Silas had a hand in the pocket of his duster. There was no way he'd have ever gotten to his six-shooters, let alone drawn them so bound. But he didn't need them for what was coming next. A good hunted came prepared, and with another flex and shift he pulls the iron stiletto from it's pocket sheath. Let's hope they mimicked rope and not chain He thinks to himself, flips the knife around and mimes cutting at the invisible coils of air. Sympathy plus Iron. Suck that Faerie magick. His hands are suddenly free, and he can feel the pressure around his ankles and face lessening, fading perhaps might be the better word, and he drops to the ground with a thud. He takes the fall in a roll, coming up on one knee with his knife-holding hand extended towards one of the triplets. Only the knife isn't in his hand anymore. It's protruding from the still glowing eye socket of the female. Not that she seemed the least bit bothered, iron or no. Testament of the will driving her from afar.

"Outsider." Silas hisses, his other hand going for a gun. That wasn't the sort of thing you let just flee.
Marcus
 Guardian of Gates, 40 posts
Sat 3 Jun 2017
at 22:58
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
Even as Silas fought off the figure focusing on him and the magical efforts of the other two were thwarted by Agnes there was a low whistle from behind the male figures followed by a large bottle landing between the two of them, a spark of fire chasing its way down the material stuffed into its neck as it shattered, spilling cheap alcohol and flames on the floor forcing them to split from one another. Marcus sauntered in from its wake between them and stood over the flames with a grin on his face.

Glancing to the Marshal as he took in the bladework on the other one of these servitors his pleased expression only widened, "Seems it's a popular destination tonight." A loud growl from the darkness cut him off and the form of the Black Dog stalked into view, its attention on the three near identical creatures. A thin cut along one flank suggested it had had problems of its own this evening but the massive canine looked to be in the mood to continue dealing with any issues in front of it despite that. "This one would have been here if it had not been distracted." Marcus continued, idly looking over all gathered, nodding to Gordon in recognition.
Willa
 Clued-In Mortal, 19 posts
Sun 4 Jun 2017
at 03:50
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
The doorbell rang.  The East wing was covered in thorns and brambles like some sort of demented fairy-tale, and yet the doorbell rang.

Of course, Willa was walled in even deeper, stuck in the room with Doug's comatose body.  She cried, became nearly frantic with helplessness and hated herself for it.

"Jennifer."  someone said.

Willa turned around  but there was only Doug.

"Willamina Jennifer Porter."  It was a man's voice, so like Doug's and yet, deeper, slower in cadence.  "This isn't what you were meant for."

Willa wiped her sleeve across her eyes, and approached Doug's body.  It hadn't moved.  Great.  She'd just lost the last of her sanity.  "D-Doug?" she asked, hoping, even though she knew it wasn't rational.

"He is here still.  Fighting. Hoping. Waiting.  He carries the spark still.  But he is changing. And the spark cannot be maintained much longer."

"The spark?"M she asked, her voice too shrill, to strung-out by grief and tension and fear.

"The legacy."  The voice said.  It carried a sadness to it.  "Find one passionate and true. Bedbeddle and Cavall will know what to do..."

I had a different idea on the black dog...  Cavall.   While I don't plan to make this central to the game in any way, I like that the black dog is Cavall and the Twigjack is Bedbeddle... which means it's time for the spark to be passed on to another host body for another generation until the king will be reborn...  That is not going to happen in this generation.   But...  Perhaps Abigail gets the spark through prolonged contact with Doug's comatose body...?  And that gives her a sort of mantle, though she doesn't know it.

Of course, Willa could also have just snapped.

Narrator
 NPC, 8 posts
Sun 4 Jun 2017
at 04:01
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
The doorbell rang.

Of all things?

Abigail stood frozen for a moment, then timidly asked, "Who is it?"

She didn't really expect an answer.   But when the answering voices sounded human--well, not like a boogey-man--she opened the door, brandishing the fire-poker like a baseball bat.

The front lawn was mess.   there were broken tree-bits everywhere, three shadow-figures moving in ominous circles fighting a handful of others.

Agnes had stepped off of the front step, leaving Luke with his axe at the front door.

Abigail looked him up and down, then glanced down at herself.  her black and blue scrubs were dirty and scraped.  She looked like she'd been put through a blender.  She must have looked half-crazed with the fire-poker raised.  "Tell me you're one of the good guys." she said to Luke.  "'Cause I got a god-damned living forest in here that's not keen on the bad guys!"
Luke
 Malvoran Virgin, 34 posts
Mon 5 Jun 2017
at 19:52
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
Luke looks at Abigail, and lowers his machete. "Honestly? I have no idea. You have a forest in there? Was this hedge attacking or defending you? I thought I was performing a rescue, if that helps?"
Gordon
 Wizard of Oz, 94 posts
 Psychiatrist/Psychomancer
 White Counsel Wizard
Mon 5 Jun 2017
at 21:14
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
Ok....between Marshal, Gordon and Agnes, we turn the Fomor into fish sticks.  We can leave the details for the afterparty.  I vote Marshal buys the first round....since he needed rescuing. ;D We return to the house.  Keep the Fomor reinforcements out.  Find out that they are after Doug...for some reason.  Something about a Legacy.

Wait....

Doug, while not a supernatural himself, was the host of something.  (He was unaware) He needed to pass it on... have a kid.  But they didn't.  So, once the get that far Agnes and Gordon figure how to transfer whatever he was hosting to another host.  However, to secure the obligation, the host must be bound to the mortal world (married works).  So, whomever takes it on must get married.

Soooo....Willa or Abigail take the being and then must get married or the undeveloped being will be ripped back to the spirit realm (and probably destroyed).  So, anyone want to marry a nurse or a millionaire?

Thoughts?

Agnes
 Warden, 71 posts
Mon 5 Jun 2017
at 21:36
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
In reply to Gordon (msg # 54):

How about Agnes transfers the spirit into a tree or mechanical construct.  And no one is pressured into a marriage of convenience.  o.O   
Gordon
 Wizard of Oz, 95 posts
 Psychiatrist/Psychomancer
 White Counsel Wizard
Tue 6 Jun 2017
at 04:41
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
That could work.  I was trying to avoid the funeral by arranging for marriage to occur.  We could bind it to one of the trees the Twigjack arranged to have pop into the house....which also binds Doug's spirit to it!  No...maybe not.  That would dance a little too close to the two of the Laws.  Regardless, Willa now has a Magic Tree in her house.  However, the Twigjack is bound to the Tree because it grew it and Abigal is bound to the Twigjack.  (Magic makes things complicated) So, she has to hang around even though, sadly, Doug passed away.

Or...we can say that the Spirit of the Tree (or whatever) is maintaining Doug until he can recover.  Returning the favor Doug did for it all those years.  However, since taking care of Doug is much less demanding (still necessary), Abigail now feels freer to join her longtime boyfriend, Jermaine, in Holy Matrimony.  In fact, she has been brushing of for awhile but the recent adventure makes her see that somethings should not be put off....even though she still has the Twigjack to car for.

Thoughts?

Marcus
 Guardian of Gates, 44 posts
Tue 6 Jun 2017
at 20:21
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
Gordon:
Ok....between Marshal, Gordon and Agnes, we turn the Fomor into fish sticks. Thoughts?


May want to reread the Marshal's post Gordon. He made at least one of those things Outsider associated. As soon as they come in based off everything in the books the counter measure is less gathered heroes and more send in the army.

Mind if I ask the reason behind that Marshal (gah, every time I type that Deadlands flashbacks)? I'm happy to run with Outsider influence but we're already stacking up plot stuff on this and if we're now making this an Outsider attack it's sounding like we're making a long term plot decision.
 

The Marshal
 Gunslinger of Oz, 40 posts
Wed 7 Jun 2017
at 02:19
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share

It's been pretty established that the Fomor are in league with such powers. We're not facing one here though. Just three Fomor being ridden. We have a Psychomancer in our midst. He, or anyone capable of exorcism, should be plenty able to sever (or temporarily stymie it) that connection. A single entity mind controlling three from afar? Honestly it just seemed like a solid bit of fun for Gordon to use the magic he's GOOD at in a meaninful and action oriented way. Block that connection, and this is just three Fomor. A challenge, but realistic and manageable.

This is a back story. IMO it SHOULD have far reaching elements... a loose thread that CAN be plucked, or not, at Control's whim down the line.

Control
 GM, 233 posts
Wed 7 Jun 2017
at 03:55
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
It has been neat to see where this story has gone.  But I think we're good to head towards wrapping it up.   We'll still leave it up to allow newcomers to weave themselves into it.

I'm okay with Willa or Abigail getting married...  But I still want Doug to live.  And let's not go ripping any part of Doug's soul out of his body quite yet!   I don't think Willa can legally marry while Doug is alive.
Willa
 Clued-In Mortal, 22 posts
Wed 7 Jun 2017
at 03:57
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
Hey, woah.  Hold on!

Willa loves Doug!  That's why he's an Aspect!

And this kind of thing would definitely hit the tabloids!

Better Abigail than Willa.

And, really, in this day and age...  In-vitro fertilization may still be an option!

If I want to get pregnant, I will.  Though I don't want to fighting this shadow war while pregnant.    Let's make it Abigail.

Yeah, I vote for Abigail.
Mona
 Werecat, 8 posts
Thu 8 Jun 2017
at 05:37
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
[So, looks like time for me to interject myself somewhere in here, which is kinda tough since it's just about wrapping up. I'll see what I can do.]

"So there I was, minding my own business on a fire escape in an alley, when this robed guy ran in chased by this huge black dog. I knew it was a fae hound. They're terrifying, especially on business, and I don't know them to leave the Nevernever not on business. Then this robed weirdo says something inhuman in a language I don't think is from Earth, and suddenly my fire escape is trying to reach down and kill the dog who is suddenly not so scary. I was still in it, by the way.

"As it was falling from the building, I managed to jump to the other side and stay small until the noise died down. By that time, creepy guy was gone and the dog had one of the ladder's rungs sticking out of it. Impressive as hell it escaped most of that nightmare. So not being a total monster, I climb down and pull out the iron, but the dog's in bad condition. I couldn't exactly move it, I mean look at me, so I made sure it didn't have any more metal in it and ran off into the Underground. I figure there's one person in the city I know can do something to help.

"Eventually I got Marcus to the dog, and he has some mojo with faeries or something, because that dog was happy to see him. Maybe he's just a dog person. Anyway, dog's looking around for the freaky Jedi, we can't get his mind off it. I remember hearing about a dog like this hanging out at a house somewhere, Marcus has the idea to ask it to lead us to who it's been guarding, and the dog does it.

"Now what I don't know is what the heck he's doing with goddamn molotov cocktails in his jacket, but it's a good thing he did. When we got there, there were more of those Jedi things, Marcus is throwing fire, dog's pissed, the monster hunters are there, it's all chaos and lightning, and before I really know what's what, the creepy frog-lookin' guys are gone and I really just want to know what the hell I just saw."


[How's that? There was a gap between the dog running off and leading Marcus back to the lawn party. While I do have an idea to shift that so there's a death that could start a funeral, I think Abigail being able to marry her boyfriend works out better, since it's a bit more centralized. Though if Control wants to start with the PCs at a wedding, we'd need a reason everybody would be at Abigail's wedding. She only seems closely tied to Willa.

I could define my cop brother as Officer Jermaine to link myself there. Does that work?]

Marcus
 Guardian of Gates, 49 posts
Thu 8 Jun 2017
at 06:08
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
Looks good Mona


The Marshal:

It's been pretty established that the Fomor are in league with such powers.


When was that one established? I've taken a quick look online and can't find anything about the Fomor being in with the Outsiders in the series. Not that it seems impossible but it's not anything I recalled or can find, hence my confusion and enquiry. Even the assorted short stories I've not read do not seem to feature them with the Outsiders.

I like having long term fallout. I like the Outsiders. Bringing them in seems good and the solution is fun. My concern is we may end up downgrading the level of threat the Outsiders pose if we are able to overcome an effort by them, particularly given their magic resistance. These are things that invoke "bring your brown trousers" for a full organised force of Wardens, we're not that and if we start at that level in the shared story subsequent things become less impressive by contrast.

That said it was suggested that Walks Behind was actually messing with Harry for long term gain rather than seriously trying to complete its objective when it showed up. We might be having an instance like that here.
Mona
 Werecat, 10 posts
Thu 8 Jun 2017
at 06:26
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
I can't actually find any connection between the Fomor and the Outsiders either. If it helps, we can easily say this is an unprecedented collaboration. Maybe these Fomor have decided to call on Outsiders for aid, or one of their pawns did and accidentally unleashed it on them, and now they're its puppets instead of it being under their control. Lots of possibilities here, and lots to find out in play.

Also, it wouldn't necessarily water down the threat Outsiders pose. The Marshal's suggestion is that these aren't Outsiders, these are Fomor being puppeted by an Outsider from afar. That means they're just as easy to squish as Fomor would normally be, which is to say not really easy at all unless they're outnumbered and facing combined Fae and White Council forces in what amounts to an ambush scenario. Caught between Noriko, Luke, the Marshall, Gordon, and now Marcus, they don't stand much chance. Especially being puppeted instead of having their own will, reaction times, and understanding of their own abilities.

The presence of an Outsider in this instance really just ups the ante, because now we know it's out there somewhere and it knows we're potentially a threat. Que paranoia music.

Also all evidence I've seen regarding Harry dealing with Outsiders relatively easily is because he's good at blowing things up with magic, and his magic can actually affect them. Gordon and Noriko's can't. Heck, even Marcus and the Marshal's magic wouldn't really affect them, as neither of them is Winter.

Doesn't really seem like a weak threat with all that context, right? :D

(And if we do go that route, we are planning it for...laaater, right? Because I kinda don't wanna be turned inside out. That's pretty gross.)
Control
 GM, 246 posts
Thu 8 Jun 2017
at 06:35
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
Thanks Mona, that was awesome!

Marcus;
Good points.  I'm thinking that if Doug really was carrying Arthur's spark, this might've been a blip on the Outsider's radar, a chance to remove a mantle utterly from there here & now.    But it's one of those chance on-the-fly opportunities that can only be taken advantage of while the spark is in transition or something...  Abigail getting pregnant will solve that.

Baby?
And rather than it having to be Doug's baby... I'm thinking perhaps the nearest pregnancy in close proximity to Doug (coma, doesn't get out much) will qualify...

Really...  Abigail may be Doug's nurse and Willa's employee, but if you showed up at Willa's home to help drive off the freaky jedi people?  Now that's a great way to start a friendship!  hence, of course you're invited to the wedding.

Mona:
Of course, we'll have to get you some better clothes for the wedding...  But Willa's gonna take care of a lot of that stuff...   Small wedding reception.  Only a hundred or two hundred people.  Four Seasons Sycamore room, I think....

Interesting.  All the other games I've started (well, successfully, anyway) started with a funeral.  This'll be a first.
Marcus
 Guardian of Gates, 52 posts
 2 Fate Points
Thu 8 Jun 2017
at 06:41
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
Harry magicking them was I think either indirect or Soul Fire fuelled. Walks did not get fire balled, Harry set fire to a gas station. The other one that showed up got furniture thrown at it, damp in the air frozen to shred it and then Soul Fire via a rifle. I might be mis-remembering, there's probably some .

Outsiders operating afar is fairly bad too. I think the only time that happened was when a White Court used it to up their psychic wham and drop a cave full of WCVs as well as a pair of Wizards, something that only failed because one of the wizards seems to count as a Catch for Outsiders..

I'm not considering them a weak threat, my concern is that we overcome them in this by the nature of it being a prologue. I just want us to be clear how we overcome a threat from 9 books into the series, some things with Outsider influence, as freshly minted characters. If these are Fomor as unwilling aids that helps since it's going to be them + Gordon fighting off the influence and they won't be acting in concert with it which is what happened for the mass psychic fry and die.

Edit for Control's post - since pretty much everything of this world is by default against the Outsiders that seems a fit. Any Mantle they snuff is one fewer long term.
Control
 GM, 248 posts
Thu 8 Jun 2017
at 06:46
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
I am reminded vaguely of the war in Nobilis.  Deconstructing reality one concept at a time.  Whoops, there goes the concept of Crazzledup.  What the fuck is Crazzledup, you might ask?  Yeah, see what I mean?  Next thing to go is Oxygen or Love. Then we're all screwed.

That seems to make sense to me for the Outsider's agenda... deconstruct this nice, tasty little bubble of reality.  Bit by tasty bit.
Marcus
 Guardian of Gates, 53 posts
 2 Fate Points
Thu 8 Jun 2017
at 06:49
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
Now there's a nasty thought. What if the actual brains behind the Oblivion War are Outsiders?
Mona
 Werecat, 12 posts
Thu 8 Jun 2017
at 07:20
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
Marcus:
Harry magicking them was I think either indirect or Soul Fire fuelled. Walks did not get fire balled, Harry set fire to a gas station. The other one that showed up got furniture thrown at it, damp in the air frozen to shred it and then Soul Fire via a rifle. I might be mis-remembering, there's probably some .


That's a thing that is apparently in three of the books that I still somehow managed to miss entirely, and only found out about because it's in DFA. Harry is Starborn, meaning his magic can affect Outsiders directly. It's a special Chosen One kinda deal. Elaine might possibly also be Starborn, since they were born at nearly identical times.

http://dresdenfiles.wikia.com/wiki/Starborn

So yeah, Word of God states Harry did totally fry He Who Walks Behind and That Other Guy with his magic, but taking an Outsider head on is still suicide for the lot of us.

Marcus:
Outsiders operating afar is fairly bad too. I think the only time that happened was when a White Court used it to up their psychic wham and drop a cave full of WCVs as well as a pair of Wizards, something that only failed because one of the wizards seems to count as a Catch for Outsiders..

I'm not considering them a weak threat, my concern is that we overcome them in this by the nature of it being a prologue. I just want us to be clear how we overcome a threat from 9 books into the series, some things with Outsider influence, as freshly minted characters. If these are Fomor as unwilling aids that helps since it's going to be them + Gordon fighting off the influence and they won't be acting in concert with it which is what happened for the mass psychic fry and die.


To be fair, that was major psychic whammy. Nothing like what we're looking at here, which is just "these Fomor are totes my henchbros now". (Dramatization, not actually how most Outsiders talk.) So even here, we aren't overcoming anything in a prologue that would be completely unreasonable for this group.

Two wizards of the White Court, one of whom is a Warden. One Emissary of the Erlking and one Emissary of Oz. One White Court badass. One terrified lady with an iron poker. And also me cheering you on. So that's seven people and a big faerie dog versus three mind-controlled puppets. They aren't getting power channeled into them, the idea is they're just getting orders from elsewhere.

If victory over them still sounds like too much, then they could just as easily teleport away using creepy Jedi powers like mine did. After all, they use a combination of mortal and fae magic, so there's no telling what they have up their sleeves. Just chasing them off for them to harass us again later is super in theme with the Dresden style. That's how several of the books start. The only alternative I can think of would be for us to be the ones who retreat, and I don't think that would serve Control's needs very well.

Unless Abigail dies protecting Doug! Abigail nooooo!

EDIT: My point here isn't to be contentious, just that I think you might be reacting to a problem that wasn't actually presented. Your point that us beating an Outsider in the prologue would suck is spot on, but there's no direct Outsider threat in this story, just hints of one. Implication of future badness, one which Control isn't obligated to bring up again in this story. Also if you were implying that beating three Fomor in the prologue would suck, then I'm mostly right there with you (except I don't know how beefy a single Fomor is), but in my head I can justify them being in a weakened state and not being prepared for all of this crazy PC action flying at them. And, of course, they can just nope right out at a whim. I'm just looking to help find most satisfying conclusion to this prologue.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:47, Thu 08 June 2017.

Control
 GM, 249 posts
Fri 9 Jun 2017
at 04:58
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
Any of you have any issue with Abigails on-again off-again boyfriend Jermaine realizing that these events really drove home that he can't, actually, lose Abighail...  So, her proposes?

Possibly, it also sounds like Jermaine might be Mona's older brother.
Marcus
 Guardian of Gates, 55 posts
 2 Fate Points
Sat 10 Jun 2017
at 22:17
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
Yeah the Starborn thing is there and hinted about in places but it's odd. The main issue is we've not see any instances of other mages taking on Outsiders so we do not have a base, closest is when Morgan confirmed a retreat was assaulted by them which basically stuffed the Warden's efforts. I would not be surprised if the Gatekeeper is one too and if it's actually a pre-req of the job (puts a new light on the Merlin's issues with Dresden if he's the heir apparent to that seat doesn't it?).

Mona:
EDIT: My point here isn't to be contentious, just that I think you might be reacting to a problem that wasn't actually presented. Your point that us beating an Outsider in the prologue would suck is spot on, but there's no direct Outsider threat in this story, just hints of one. Implication of future badness, one which Control isn't obligated to bring up again in this story. Also if you were implying that beating three Fomor in the prologue would suck, then I'm mostly right there with you (except I don't know how beefy a single Fomor is), but in my head I can justify them being in a weakened state and not being prepared for all of this crazy PC action flying at them. And, of course, they can just nope right out at a whim. I'm just looking to help find most satisfying conclusion to this prologue.


No worries, all of the stuff you've brought up is spot on and the sort of thing I wanted us to hammer out. I like the solutions, when it first was brought in by the Marshal though things continued on the lines of "so we take them without any issues right?" I wanted something that clearly established that if anything Outsidery is involved it is not actually actively doing anything since they're a much higher defcon.

As for how beefy the Fomor are I suspect we've got here are Turtle Necks (I believe servitors is the correct term but they tend to get called by their attire, usually worn to cover the artifical gills) since they're human seeming, as opposed to the Frog Men look they normally have. Or hybrids. Because everyone likes deep ones. Or actual thralls Because why not. But how tough they are the one killed on screen by Murphy got shot by something firing 900 RPM when it was not expecting it. Definitely killable but that was a lot of kill used on an unaware target. We could take three of them with what we have here. I could not see us taking three of them with Outsider aid even at range without undermining Outsiders as a threat. What we've got for the Outsider stuff works though.
Mona
 Werecat, 16 posts
 Fate Points: 2
Sat 10 Jun 2017
at 23:37
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
Marcus:
I could not see us taking three of them with Outsider aid even at range without undermining Outsiders as a threat.


Definitely. My only point is that we're not saying they have Outsider aid, so much as Outsider taint. Long as we say they're just Fomor (or servitors, to establish Fomor themselves as a "take on a whole group of PCs alone" kind of threat too), then either defeating or running them off here works, right?

(Personally, I like the "they just teleport away" idea. They're surrounded and can't run, but if they escape, they can tell their boss that we're trouble, and suddenly we have yet another problem looming that Control can drop on us. Might work if we just cream them, too, but that's slightly less dramatic and also these specific ones wouldn't be able to come back during play.)

Control:
Any of you have any issue with Abigails on-again off-again boyfriend Jermaine realizing that these events really drove home that he can't, actually, lose Abighail...  So, her proposes?


Call me new fashioned, but I think Abigail should propose in light of having been sealed in by plants and then facing off against evil frog fairy wizards with nothing but a poker. She's had a day.
Gordon
 Wizard of Oz, 98 posts
 Psychiatrist/Psychomancer
 White Counsel Wizard
Mon 12 Jun 2017
at 19:59
Re: OOC: The Stories We Share
I'm down with Abby proposing to Mona's older brother.  :)