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Sessions

1. Parallel Interlude: Mystery Dinner

2018-11-01

In a parallel version of Delway, Parallel-Dr. Phil, Lord Faro Blimby Nar-nar De'Radwo Slyn VII Esq., and Garth, find themselves the guest of Count Vorloft, having recently won acclaim ridding the region of bandits.

After the celebratory feast, our adventurers awoke to a panicked guard corps. The Count's daughter, Amelia, had been kidnapped during the night. Thankfully, the party had slept in the guard barracks and so had an alibi above reproach. Knowing the party's reputation, the captain of the guard, Oscar, requests their assistance in the matter.

After a brief investigation of the scene of the crime, strange scratch marks and a letter intimating that Amelia had been having a dalliance with a gentleman not of the court, the team decided first to interview the suspects, who were guests at the dinner the night before.

After clever word play and magically enhanced persuasion, the crew was able to discover

  1. A commoner who'd killed a nobleman and was attempting to impersonate him in order to marry Amelia (subsequently arrested and sentenced to hard labour in the Gnome Underdark Mining Corporation's mines)
  2. A spy sent to out the commoner and bring him to justice.
  3. A secret wererat lover of Amelia, who had kidnapped her for a ritual to turn her into a wererat so that she would be able to be with him forever (gaaaaaassssssspppp)

After learning of what happened to Amelia, the team heading to the sewers to find and rescue her. After a well-timed Fireball, and a hasty retreat, they were able to exit the sewers and return to the keep with Amelia alive (barely), and their reputations intact.

2. Missing Contact

2018-11-23

The P-Team, having arrived in the Crown City of Jewel, sought council from the contact given to them by Vanard von Wroth, one Sir Thomas of Rouge. Calling upon him in the royal palace, the P-Team discovered he's been missing for several days. A peculiar interaction with one of the royal staff, led Su Yuan and Dr. Phil to investigate the palace further.

Eventually the two were accosted by a shady gnome, referring only to himself as "Mittens". Mittens offered to introduce the team to his boss, who most assuredly knew more details of Sir Thomas' disappearance.

After some negotiation, and a blantant bribe, Mittens led the two to the door 5 metres away, and introduced them to Lord Morcom Kester, spymaster for the throne, and purveyer of mysteries.

The team learned that Sir Thomas had been sent on a diplomatic mission to the undercity several days ago, and had not returned as expected. He was to speak with the King of the undercity deuregar, and start to form an alliance with him against any possible Southern aggression.

Additionally, the team learned that the castle staff whom had been acting peculiary had had his memory wiped by some unknown magic. This was of great concern to Lord Kester, but he refused to speak of it further.

The P-Team agreed to have Mittens guide them through the undercity to discover the fate of Sir Thomas and report back, or save him if necessary.

The motley crew ventured into the undercity where they were quickly accosted by a group of bandits all named "Dan". The bandits were quickly dispatched with after they intimated their desire to use Jimmy's gold pouch without his consent.

Before trampling the last of the bandits, Dr. Phil learned of a secret passage in the hall they were in. He took point, leading the crew to a small campfire Dr. Phil found a stupendously obese man, and a rail thin man. Through arcane means of pursuasion he learned they too were named "Dan" and that the other "Dan's" were their friends.

Unfortunately, Obese-Dan was not as taken by Dr. Phil's charm as Skinny-Dan, and declared his intention to harm anyone in their lair not in the "Dan Gang".

Su Yuan took this as his cue and initiated a prospectively-defensive first strike on Obese-Dan.

The session ended mid-battle, with Obese-Dan transformed into a giant scorpion.

3. Tribe Named "Dan"

2019-01-18

The P-Team continued their melee with Obese-Dan-cum-scorpion. Su Yuan scored two critical hits on one turn, and was followed by Salim severing the tail of the beast and rending several of its legs.

Returned to his repulsive druid form, Obese-Dan was clearly frightened for his life. He took one final, desperate measure, and broke his own finger to activate a magical ring that transformed him into a swarm of rats. The rats scurried down a nearby hole, but were quickly followed and dispatched by Jimmy who was disgusted by rats.

As the fat criminal turned to escape further down the hole, Su Yuan jumped down, crushing his head and ending both the chase and the large man's life.

As the team took stock of their surroundings, they found a tunnel filled with viscera, dead bodies and rent flesh. Mittens and Su Yuan quietly ventured ahead while the rest of the team regrouped. Both of them wary of what they'd walked into saw flitters of movement followed by a conspicuous silence. They returned to the group where a reinvigorated Dr. Phil decided he would move on ahead, extricating himself from the warnings (and grip) of Su Yuan, he immediately came face to face with a giant scaly dog-like creature.

Thinking quickly Dr. Phil cast invisibility on himself and Su Yuan, and slipped past the creature, quickly starting to explore the rest of the passage.

Meanwhile, Jimmy attempted to pursuade the creature, by using his druidic powers to speak with it that it didn't want anything to do with us. The creature was unmoved by the attempt at persuasion, and began attacking the remaining P-Team members in earnest.

Su-Yuan managed to slip past and stun the creature, allowing the others to slip past to the interior of the path as well. Seizing the opportunity, Su Yuan took one of the sticks of dynamite that he'd acquired for the assault on Count Vorlofts' keep, and was able to light it and ahem place it on (or rather, in) the creature.

Making a hasty retreat, the dynamite exploded, destroying the creature, injuring some of the team and collapsing their escape route. With no other option, they pushed forward to find Dr. Phil, and hopefully Sir Thomas or at least the King of the undercity deuregar.

Dr. Phil continued far ahead, and found himself in a room with what appeared to be three pups of the giant dog-like creature the companions had run into earlier. Despite his best efforts, he managed to draw their attention and his only escape route was a tiny hole. He jumped in, and slid until it opened in the ceiling of a chamber, 60 feet up. The fall knocked Dr. Phil unconscious, and left him in a dire situation, alone and with his only campanions not knowing where he'd gone.

Just as he could feel the life leaving him, he was approached by a familiar presence. "It took you long enough", said Dr. Phil, and with this Bill Bailey found himself again in a dark chamber with one rotted exit and no idea how he got there...

The rest of the P-Team came to the room Dr. Phil had gone down the hole in, but now it was empty. After some investigation and calling down the hole, they heard Bill respond. Salim and Su Yuan lowered Mittens down on a rope to see what he could do. As they were doing so, they were attacked by the monsterous dog-like pups.

Dispatching of them, the team was eventually able to get Bill hauled up the the higher chamber. Backtracking briefly they found an iron gate with a rusted padlock, and made their way into a hallway not filled with half-eaten corpses. There they took a brief respite and ended the session.

4. An Aboleth Named George

2019-02-15

The P-Team, after a short break discussed their options moving forward. Bill Bailey, terrified of the dungeon refused to move forward until convinced by Su Yuan that the only way to find Julia would be to delve deeper into the sewers.

Su Yuan and Bill Bailey discussed the past of the young blacksmith's apprentice. Before he started having his episodes, he had gone out with friends and awoke in the middle of what appeared to be some kind of cult ritual. Cultists in purple robes, with their faces hidden were performing a blood sacrifice. Bill ran and escaped. He didn't know how long ago that was, nor did he know anything about how he got there. He just knew that he feels a warm sensation and a light and then wakes up in dangerous situations.

Su Yuan described to him, his transformation to Dr. Phil, but the poor lad struggled to understand, and the P-Team could do little to explain the experience.

Eventually, rested enough, the team ventured forward where they came across a grate in the ground with a milky white water underneath. Poking it, they revealed a gelatenous cube that immediately tried to consume them. After the defeat of the cube, and another brief rest, the team finally found a crossroads that Mittens recognised and started to make their way much deeper underground.

Leaving the sewers behind, they made their way to the beginning of the underdark, where they found a massive underground lake. The water completely still.

Mittens warned the group the be silent, and not to touch the water. Miraculously, and despite several temptations, the P-Team managed to heed his advice and made their way uneventfully across the lake in a magical raft that left the water undisturbed. Halfway across the lake, the team saw what they recognised as an Aboleth, which is the creature Mittens was cautioning against disturbing.

Finally, after disembarking on the other side of the lake, the team found their way to a campsite and was able to get a night's rest.

In the morning they found Bill once again returned to Dr. Phil, who characteristically started his best effort to ruin any kind of subtlety or clandestine approach the team had planned.

Player Characters

Su Yuan

A monk from the southern kingdoms. Before becoming a monk, he was some kind of military leader. Liu Kai betrayed or attacked him which led to his exile and becoming a monk. Not much is know about Su Yuan's past, but he hunts Liu Kai relentlessly.

Unable to pass up a chance to challenge another to a battle of might, has a deep hatred and fear of the dark arts and especially necromancy, and unwilling to allow injustice to go uncontested, Su Yuan is often willing to charge in without thinking and is the first to put himself in front of danger.

Annoyingly polite. Allegedly a "flaming homosexual" according to profile notes from Dr. Phil.

Dr. Phil

A strange arrogant elf who believes he was previously a host of a show that helped many people with relationship and other mental problems.

Studious of others' behaviour, he is constantly taking notes about those in his group and outside.

Unaware of his surroundings and inimitable in his willingness to blindly walk into the face of danger. He's rude, ostentatious, and insulting.

He sometimes seems to be possessed by an alternate personality of sorts in Bill Bailey.

Bill Bailey

Dr. Phil's alternate personality. Commoner son of a blacksmith. Searching for Julia. He doesn't understand why he continues to have the episodes where he blacks out and wakes up far in the future in dangerous situations.

Jimmy

In the likeness of the cockatoo Aarakocra's, he is on the verge of insanity. Often agitated, and attracted by shiny objects, not much is known about his past.

Salim

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Lord Faro Blimby Nar-nar De'Radwo Slyn VII Esq.

Managing director of the Gnome Underdark Mining Corporation. Billionaire, philanthropist, adventurer, and Victorian Gentleman.

Dr. Phil (Parallel Universe)

Parallel version of Dr. Phil. Has a weakness for noble men with curly hair. Hates basic bitches.

Garth

Escaped the cult he was born into, but is plagued by the traumatic actions he was forced to take as a child. Loves rats.

Mittens (real name unknown)

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