Mara: It was sort of random that we made out. It was like… a roll of the dice or something.
Ovak busted open the door and shouted, “I knew it was you!”
Melissa Fontaine stood in her house having dropped a tray of food in shock. She screamed and Mara showed her a fake warrant. We checked Daniel’s room (empty except some rocks) and then intimidated Melissa to no avail. Nia used suggestion and we finally got somewhere (even though Ovak rolled a 22 for intimidate) and Meredith revealed she had two kids in the basement!
Daniel was down there with a grievous wound in a dark circle of tentacles and paint and necromantic energy. Victoria was laying in a corner. Meredith explained she did what she thought she had to. Something started happening to Daniel and she warned us to get out of there! Tempest saved Victoria despite her struggling. Mara hit the tentacles. Ovak cast moonbeam. Nia had self control about fireballs. Tempest tumbled in and pulled Daniel out of the way. Mara hit the tentacles. Ovak cast spells. Nia cast fireball? Tempest healed the wounded boy and he said, “Thank you,” and then disappeared in her arms. When he died for real everything stilled. Everyone fought over the book of necromancy.
Upstairs, we comforted Michelle and the DM told us everything. We went to the town guard with Michelle and Victoria and told them what happened. We asked Victoria to come with us and she said yes.
For murder mystery:
Victim 1: Daniel Fontaine, missing and we fought him or something
Victim 1’s Mother: Melissa Fontaine, she crazy
Victim 2: Rempora, hunter dead in forest
Victim 3: Victoria Savona, missing and knew danny boy
Victims 4 & 5: Nicholai & Jaina Savona, dead
Victim 6: Orinell, town watch
Credit: Ovak Dun
Alright we meet up in rm 69 to talk about stuff. Tempest was really getting somewhere with Trogdor/Randy after rolling an unnat 20! Troggy said he would lead us on the pilgrimage in the morning.
Max stands guard outside Nia’s room but everyone else is in Ovak’s because Tempest missed her chance with Randy. Nia rolled poorly and thus had a nightmare about a child who was super scary and corporeal. Nia tried to turn him into a snail but it didn’t work.
Max woke Nia up and she shared her vision with us in Ovak’s room. Mara suggested maybe having an orgy since we were all in there. Tempest put on her morning makeup and sang to her bird egg, and it rocked in its shell!!!! We went to check out the statue around midnight and read a full druidic sentence and detected magic around it (shout out to Nia). The sentence was:
Accept this offering of lifeblood, oh Great Lord of Shadow, freely given, and grant us your blessing of protection in your domain.
We perceived a small kid from Nia’s dream who was cornered by Tempest and Starbuck! Nia is marked by the Master and she throws a fireball at the kid. We tortured him with moon beams and plates, too. Poor guy. Yeah! The kid—-
We paused mid-battle here.
We all met up and went to the forest with Trogdor and his hunters. We found the place where one of the hunters died, and something weird happened like we were gonna get attacked. So Trogdor drew a line in the dirt with is knife (that had druidic stuff on it that Ovak could read but Trogdor couldn’t). Then Nia and Mara snuck away and got caught up in some creepy shit with dark orbs and whispers “you don’t belong here.” Tempest put the moves on Trodgor. It’s slowly working. We all met up again and argued with Trogdor and Marshmellow about what the fuck is going on. They showed us a pillar with more druidic that no one but Ovak can read. Apparently they worship a car god that’s pissed at us for going into the forest. Ovak and Nia want to dip and leave these people in our tracks, but Tempest and Mara are too noble and want to help.
We need to cross a river.
The party swims across without Pitter and Max and Lukil. Or maybe Max is there? MiLi and Starbuck are there. And Tempe’s egg.
We get to a town called Duskwood and Mara flirts with some Benedict Cumberbatch guards.
They tell us kids are dying. There’s a lot of blood at the scene of the crimes and the DM says maybe they drowned in it?
We find a body and talk to the mayor. He lets us investigate the murders/abductions.
The places where kids are dying makes a triangle on the map. Illuminati confirm!
Nia turns Mara into a sleepy kitten to wear on her shoulder and goes to find Ovak and Tempe (who were super investigating the beast areas–maybe it’s a bird?).
Tempe’s birdie egg hatches!
We had a nice tie-it-all-together session, wherein
-Ovak talked to Moon Moon the druid lady (lots of druid history stuff) and got a cool figurine;
-Ovak and Lukil finally became Overkil and everyone loved it;
-Lavinia got her ass kicked by a wyvern;
-Ovak used animal diplomacy to not get the rest of the party crushed;
-Tempest got a mystery egg;
-Lavinia used some suggestions to move forward the Ovakil relationship;
-Mara joined us once again.
Max was shockingly non-confrontational the whole time.
Max killed a dangerous dwarf archer, Tempest knocked out Ballur the baller. Max kicked him while he was out but then Tempest healed him. The dwarf werebear, Glorna, knocked the sh*t out of Starbuck and MiLi, then Ovak. Lukil arrived in the nick of time to catch Ovak hitting the ground and healed him! Nia called dibs on Ballur’s frost weapons and hugely helped in taking down the werebear (with non-lethal damage). Max heartlessly killed Glorna, the last of the werebears.
After the fight, Ovak saw a wolf in the cave and ran out after it! Tempest brought a captive Ballur to the body of his sister (Glorna) and protected his life even though Max wanted to kill him. Nia and Max looted everything! Then we took the bodies and Ballur out of the cave with a cart. We dropped everyone but Ballur off at the dwarf shepherd camp, then we headed back to the human town.
Ovak lost the running wolf in the snow and ran for an hour to get to the Sorceress’ camp. The sorceress is in wolf form with her wolves but transforms into a human as Ovak walks up and transforms into a half-orc. They talk about balance and run back to town to help save the dwarves from themselves.
In town, the dwarves are burning buildings and killing Romans. The Matriarch of dwarves went to kill the Mayor while the Sorceress put out the fire over the barracks. Nia made a good speech and the Mayor cried & shriveled like a baby. Rory came out of nowhere as a real sneaky killer and Max killed a guard. He tried to kill Rory but Tempest tackled him and they just knocked him out. Nia had a little chat with the mayor and here’s the result… basically, the Mayor states that everything was his personal fault, and to make up for the ways he has failed the Emperor, he is resigning. In his place he is recommending a counsel of 5 people, 3 dwarves (one being the matriarch) and 2 Romans, the temple priest and Max. He is also going to personally pay for the restoration of Dwarf property, land, and to ensure a thriving silverback trade that allows for both Roman needs, but also for Dwarves to have enough that they can use however they want.
Nia also explains everything to the dwarf Matriarch.