Month: November 2016

Teldore #5: The Bard, The Demon and The Crypt

We solved our way into the fountain that the others were held up with before.  It might be a good thing we were all here as we went down only to get attacked by skeletons and a creature in a pool of water. My first thoughts were I must teach this group to fight as a cohesive unit as none of them have had formal training. However, I think that has been lost as… Boris may be no more.

I solved the riddle of the statue and we were well on our way dealing with monsters, even though the water monster got one almost downed and another got knocked out by skeletons. Of course as I’m bringing the medical care, we have  Boris working on getting to the magical artifact in the room and crushes it in his hand… causing an arcane explosion that seemed to separate his soul from his body.

His last wish was for Maili to take his body to Newt and we shall carry that out for sure, but the next events make me seriously wonder what the future will bring as we apparently stumbled into a much larger war than we knew of.

The Duke is seeking a sword, it sounds like this red one which makes me wonder if he has the second sword. There were two key holes on the upper level, so I assume there were two swords as well. Except the Great Mother told me, a while ago that there were three.

The Demon in the crypt was put there to kill off survivors from the Duke’s search party as he likely did not want word to get out. There was one survivor, a Bard who was being tormented by the evil. I believe that the mind of the Bard was addled by his experiences as he has lost all grace for dealing with people… if he ever had any, who knows the mind of the fey. Legends and fairy tales speak of it, but I never put much stock in things I did not experience as tales can be colored.

Now, we managed to slay the creature with Evandrian the bard’s help. That does not make his shape changing, secret keeping and general…. torment endear him to me or the others but we shall see if he will be a danger to himself or others, as I do not know if he takes anything seriously.

Maili went to return the body of Boris to the Thieves Guild and we shall see the results of that. As that was ongoing, me and Tomas had a bit of a heart to heart about events and… I guess I should cut my team some slack. They may not have the same battle training and so dedication to a cause like I had drilled into me while training. I can’t expect them to embrace sacrifice as easily as I have. The things I have had to give up to serve do weigh on me, leaving my clan possibly for good, maybe never even to have a mate because this calling may take everything from me…. I cannot expect others to follow so easily, so instead I keep them safe, I support their weight to let them keep their heads held high.

Teldore #4: Innagadadavida

While I was doing my prayers and rituals and trying to find what I could about this whole sword thing, the group decided to try some initial surveillance of the castle we are going to break into.

They found some information on a way in it seems, as well as finding some secret garden Grove that they were talking about and these various mysteries. I guess we will see it sometime.

After a time, we break into the jail area for these friends of Boris’ and manage to free them without a lot of trouble, though any prison break is going to be problematic, especially when we end up Great Mother knows where…

In our escape, we made it out to the Grotto that the others examined before and… well, I do not know, it seems a magical place but I do not know exactly what it is, why we were here and not our friends? I guess all will be revealed soon enough. 

Teldore #3: Die By the Sword?

So, we make our way to the city of Delon and definately end up with quite a travel, but the big surprises were coming from getting into the city and what we found there. I mean, what kind of a city has such an issue with apple trade that they flag down merchants? Some strange things were going on in this city, so much so that I wonder if I will have time to help bring the light back to any of them.

First, there was finding out about the sword, this cursed blade I carry with me. I found out some little truths about it but no one seems qualified to do anything or keep it secure, at least no one I could trust. I almost hope to hear something from the Great Mother and have her give me some guidance on how to protect the world from this.

Of course, while I am doing this my friends got up to quite some hijinx, as they somehow got a hold of a brick of some sort. It is supposedly cursed, but I believe that it is just my friends chasing shadows, as they seek out something to make them feel active when they can’t be involved in matters they may not directly understand. I see this as some kind of joke brick, but it is falling flat with me.

I feel this after my meeting with the Goblin King. We were able to make some peace, but I think that my allies may be a little too headstrong to work in such diplomatic times. Sure, I may not have completely understood the nuiances of such, but at least I was able to appease the King enough for an audience, I just hope that the visit to the Thieves Guild went about as well, but I can only speculate.

We are being… hired, perhaps? As a favor to the thieves guild for their aide and information to break into the castle and free their people. I suppose the Duke is not the greatest man so such… deception does seem like it would be a bit acceptable to my tastes, to bring some righteousness back to this system… Of course, I am only going on second and third hand information at best, I need to make sure I am not releasing another plague on the world like I am with this blade.

Puzzling RPG Experiences

I have uploaded a video to YouTube of some examples of using Puzzles in your tabletop games especially if you are nowhere near each other, such as via Roll20. I will add a sequel to this with some more detailed examples but as I had shared them with a Dungeonmaster first I didn’t want their players to get an unfair advantage to the line of thinking. Once they give me the okay, I will adapt the conversation into a post of examples and explanations, but I wanted to get this out as soon as possible.

I apologize for the quality as it was done by phone as my PC currently experiences some overheating problems with the CPU and I haven’t been able to get it looked at yet. Once I get it looked at so it doesn’t shut down midway through rendering the video I should be able to release better quality videos. 

The video in question can be seen here on my channel on YouTube.