IN-GAME THREAD.   Posted by The GM.Group: 0
Allura Caryx
 player, 190 posts
 5 XP
Wed 25 Aug 2021
at 16:25
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
"How serious ? I want to do something but I need as much info as I can get."
The GM
 GM, 128 posts
Sat 28 Aug 2021
at 15:27
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
Allura Caryx:
"How serious ? I want to do something but I need as much info as I can get."


"...Just saying... You're Chaosites... but you're young... I don't want to say that two of you might not be a match for even a very capable demon... But... what happens if you know too much? If House Sawall decides that what happened to Squig should happen to you?" Safos eyes Thelik. "What with your father and all, you might be safe... but you might not, either," he says to Thelik. "I'm just saying, are you sure you both have to keep heading in the direction you're heading?"
Allura Caryx
 player, 191 posts
 5 XP
Sat 28 Aug 2021
at 15:37
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
Looks to Thelik.
Thelik
 NPC, 68 posts
Sun 29 Aug 2021
at 14:51
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
Allura Caryx:
Looks to Thelik.


"Is it the danger? Is that it? That's why you don't want to tell us? Isn't there some way for her to get her revenge without it having to be so dangerous?" Thelik asks.

Safos stands and wipes down the bar for a good five minutes, thinking. Thelik just lets him think.

"...All right," Safos finally says. "I've thought of a way. The danger is in two forms: Janos is a badass, and even if you nail him, you don't want House Sawall on your asses after that. So here's what you do. Safos is the kind of demon who doesn't do well in sunlight. That's why you mustn't jump him here. You should lure him to some world that has a sun that's up. That means the Black Road. Jump 'im when he's in a world with a sun out-- for best results, think of a way to lure him off the Black Road and into the sunlight at the same time, though that'll be even harder... not as hard as tryin' t' take him at night or in darkness, though. If you succeed in taking him out, then House Sawall shouldn't have any way of blaming you two for it-- if you're lucky, they'll have no idea where he disappeared to."
Allura Caryx
 player, 192 posts
 5 XP
Sun 29 Aug 2021
at 14:54
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
"Thank you Safos. Thank you." She nodded and started thinking.

"Do you know what  kind of things he likes, what kind of things might lure him ?"
Allura Caryx
 player, 193 posts
 5 XP
Sun 29 Aug 2021
at 15:04
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
Allura Caryx:
"Thank you Safos. Thank you." She nodded and started thinking.

"Do you know what  kind of things he likes, what kind of things might lure him ?"


(Time for another Charming roll...)
Allura Caryx
 player, 194 posts
 5 XP
Sun 29 Aug 2021
at 15:06
Re: IN-GAME THREAD


09:06, Today: Allura Caryx rolled 7 using 2d6+2.  Charming.


The GM
 GM, 129 posts
Sun 29 Aug 2021
at 15:25
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
Allura Caryx:


09:06, Today: Allura Caryx rolled 7 using 2d6+2.  Charming.



"Hmm," says Safos. "...It's not like the guy's a friend of mine or anything... but I've heard he's been sniffing around about House Caryx... Like he's been told to find something they've hidden off in Shadow somewhere... I'd go with that."
Allura Caryx
 player, 195 posts
 5 XP
Sun 29 Aug 2021
at 15:33
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
"Thanks, Safos. Come on Thelik we need to be very prepared for a demon of this power." She turns to go knowing this is going to be really tough.
Thelik
 NPC, 69 posts
Sun 29 Aug 2021
at 15:41
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
Allura Caryx:
"Thanks, Safos. Come on Thelik we need to be very prepared for a demon of this power." She turns to go knowing this is going to be really tough.


"Yeah, thanks Safos, seriously..." Thelik also appears ready to go.

"...Back to my place to plan...?" he suggests to Allura...
Allura Caryx
 player, 196 posts
 5 XP
Sun 29 Aug 2021
at 15:42
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
Nods slowly.

"Sounds best."
Thelik
 NPC, 70 posts
Mon 30 Aug 2021
at 16:25
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
Allura Caryx:
Nods slowly.

"Sounds best."



Soon Allura and Thelik are back at his place. "What I wanna know," Thelik says as soon as they're inside and the door is closed, "is this: do you plan to just kill this guy as fast as possible, or are you gonna need to interrogate him some first? Because the answer is really gonna affect any plan we make."
Allura Caryx
 player, 197 posts
 5 XP
Mon 30 Aug 2021
at 16:30
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
"Interrogate would be good but if he is this tough, this powerful we might need the most destructive weapons we can get. Thelik I am sorry to get you involved in all this I didn't think we would face a demon so powerful other demons are scared of him."
Thelik
 NPC, 71 posts
Sat 4 Sep 2021
at 16:03
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
Allura Caryx:
"Interrogate would be good but if he is this tough, this powerful we might need the most destructive weapons we can get. Thelik I am sorry to get you involved in all this I didn't think we would face a demon so powerful other demons are scared of him."


"Meh. It's way less boring than my life was before you showed up, so hey, whatever. Don't worry about me..." He frowns. "...So you think we need better weapons, eh? ...Any ideas on that, or...?"
Allura Caryx
 player, 198 posts
 5 XP
Sat 4 Sep 2021
at 16:14
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
"Your friend who made the darkness bombs, does she also make weapons ?"

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:59, Fri 10 Sept.

Thelik
 NPC, 72 posts
Wed 8 Sep 2021
at 15:30
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
Allura Caryx:
"Your friend who made the darkness bombs, does she also make weapons ?"


"...Mm, maybe... but her specialty is usually magical chemicals and stuff, not so much enchanting weapons, usually..."

This message was last edited by the player at 17:59, Fri 10 Sept.

Allura Caryx
 player, 207 posts
 5 XP
Fri 10 Sep 2021
at 18:11
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
"Hey Thelik, you have been good to me and helpful. Almost everything I told you was true, save that I am a scion of Caryx. I hope that doesn't shock or upset you, I had to keep my identity secret for my protection you know how it can be at times." She waited for his reaction.
Thelik
 NPC, 73 posts
Fri 10 Sep 2021
at 18:22
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
Allura Caryx:
"Hey Thelik, you have been good to me and helpful. Almost everything I told you was true, save that I am a scion of Caryx. I hope that doesn't shock or upset you, I had to keep my identity secret for my protection you know how it can be at times." She waited for his reaction.


Thelik blinks a few times. "Uhhhhhh... I'm not upset... and I guess I'm not... shocked... But it's a big deal. Sawall and Caryx are not happy pals usually. Ummmmmm... I'm glad you told me... But... uh..... Well. Let's take this one step at a time... Why did you tell me now...?"
Allura Caryx
 player, 208 posts
 5 XP
Fri 10 Sep 2021
at 18:28
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
"Well because that powerful demon is looking for Caryx things and I should report that. I want my family to know at least. I need to go to the embassy for House Caryx and I let you know because we have been working with each other and doing well. I guess just so you could decide if you want to work with me anymore with knowledge of it, instead of ignorance of it."
Thelik
 NPC, 74 posts
Sat 11 Sep 2021
at 18:07
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
Allura Caryx:
"Well because that powerful demon is looking for Caryx things and I should report that. I want my family to know at least. I need to go to the embassy for House Caryx and I let you know because we have been working with each other and doing well. I guess just so you could decide if you want to work with me anymore with knowledge of it, instead of ignorance of it."


"Huh. All right. Let me think for a second." Thelik thinks for many seconds, almost half a minute. "...Nope. I feel I should care, but I don't. I believe you when you say that this is all about Sawall poking into Caryx stuff, and killing a demon who was-- at the very worst-- just doing his job. And they killed him with a magical ambush, which I think is kinda rotten. Whatever the truth is, I believe that you're telling me the truth as you know it. And from what I know about the ways in which the rest of Sawall likes to do things? It's kinda got a ring of truth to it in that way, too. So... Yeah. I'll continue to keep that secret along with your other secrets. If you say you need to report in, I'll let you report in."

Thelik frowns. "...Not much of an embassy here in this Shadow, but I know someone who'd be close enough. And it'd hack my father off if he knew I had anything non-violent to do with 'em, so that's a plus. You want me to take you to who I'm thinking of, or do you have your own contact person in mind?"
Allura Caryx
 player, 209 posts
 5 XP
Sat 11 Sep 2021
at 18:21
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
"Thank you Thelik, I'm young and doing things that are pretty rough and that demon that was killed he actually was a friend so I do feel angry that he was killed and sad too. He didn't deserve to die they could have just kicked him out and said they knew he was looking into things and laughed at him but they did much much worse. I might die trying to avenge him and I just think my House should know. I don't even know if anyone would avenge me but I at least believe my parents care about me."

"Yeah let's see who you know."

Her shoulders relax all the lying having gotten to her but she still feels such a great weight on her.
Thelik
 NPC, 75 posts
Sat 11 Sep 2021
at 18:53
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
Allura Caryx:
"Thank you Thelik, I'm young and doing things that are pretty rough and that demon that was killed he actually was a friend so I do feel angry that he was killed and sad too. He didn't deserve to die they could have just kicked him out and said they knew he was looking into things and laughed at him but they did much much worse."


"Right, and see, that's kinda the thing. They just straight-up magical-assassinated a demon. If this was about owing people crystals or getting a little too nosy or... or something else I can't think of, they... all right, they still might kill him, but they wouldn't do it like that. All secret-y. If Squig had stolen something, or accidentally insulted a noble (accidentally, since no demon would dare do that on purpose), they'd just kill 'im themselves. Probably with a sword, or sure, maybe with magic. But to hire someone else to kill Squig with a spell that was set to go off after the killer wasn't around? Uh-uh. That says we want you dead and we don't want people to trace it back to us, and that says the, uh, hirers? Are offically Up To Stuff They Shouldn't Be."

Allura Caryx:
"I might die trying to avenge him and I just think my House should know. I don't even know if anyone would avenge me but I at least believe my parents care about me."

"Yeah let's see who you know."



"All right, if you're ready, let's go. Uh, your humanform, I think, for now at least."

Thelik leads Allura once more into the streets...

(Pausing in case of any reaction post...)
Allura Caryx
 player, 210 posts
 5 XP
Sat 11 Sep 2021
at 18:59
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
"Thank you Thelik." takes human form and bundles up.

On high alert she joins Thelik in their trip to the embassy.
Thelik
 NPC, 76 posts
Sun 12 Sep 2021
at 17:14
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
Allura Caryx:
"Thank you Thelik." takes human form and bundles up.

On high alert she joins Thelik in their trip to the embassy.



Thelik stops at a house (not a mansion, but definitely not a shack. It's a fairly nice house, compared to most of the houses Allura has seen in this Shadow...

"This is where Voussa Caryx lives, with her husband, Hadrox Jesby. They're weird, but they're also connected. Her obsession is plants and funguses. His is something to do with handwriting. They also don't like Sawall, but they don't mind me. One time I did an errand for Voussa. Ready t'meet 'em?"
Allura Caryx
 player, 211 posts
 5 XP
Sun 12 Sep 2021
at 17:27
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
Allura nods.

(Has she ever met them at family functions ?)