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Session 1: Thunderstruck

The first session began with a festival on a backwater planet – the Ferrosa Touchdown festival.

The party met up in the entrance hall, and after some confusion went to join the festivities – the paranoid Duchess Estelle running the colony insisted any adventurers be watched by the more able members of the colony.

Aladraian and Julie compete in the archery competition (run by Astill – Julie’s boss), where they both, after some initial failures managed to do pretty well. Aladraian was then challenged by a local archer (Keily) but declined, counter-proposing a trivia contest. His question about the explorer who initially discovered Migdol completely stumped her, but he declined their wager.

Julie and Lachlan were then offered the chance to compete in a thievery competition, where the first challenge was to realize you’d been recruited. Lachlan had a bit of trouble noticing, but the two flawlessly retrieved their respective sets of wooden carvings, Julie narrowly edging out Lachlan for the victory.

After that Aladraian and Zasahl has a quick sparring match, which Zasahl won quite handily. They decided to return after lunch.

The group then made their way to the lunchtime banquet, where Ceylon Tuatha – the colony’s patron explained that the local weather acted as a conduit for the souls of the planets’ previous ghosts – a series of biomechanical humanoids whose limbless spirits watched ominously. This  theory isn’t in line with the duchess or several other people’s ideas, but Ceylon claims to have had visions of them.

The whispering lightning got closer and closer until, despite the wards the colony should have, lightning struck the druidic biome, shattering it. Ceylon and Estelle realized the Adumla – the omnivorous reptilian livestock the colony used for food – might be able to break containment. He insisted the party investigate it, in exchange for his services as a seer.

They entered the biome only to find the main hall caved in and the power out, and the nearest door arcanely sealed. Which Cassie promptly removed it from its hinges. Inside they found Druid Bob and a pair of frightened travelers, who made various excuses to leave, before Bob himself ran for help, despite Crias’ attempts to intimidate him into staying. Julie was able to crawl through the ventilation ducts to discover several druids in the Biome control room, trapped by a cave in. After promising to get help, they tried to open the door to a store room, only to find the body (and ghost) of Yorick – a ranger who arrived here with Ceylon. The trapped druids, while attempting to infuse the metal of the vents with the techno-organic nature of the planet, thus rendering them pliable, pointed out that on Ferrosa’s Spring Solstice, the souls of the dead could be rendered audible via nearby electric current.

Cassie’s talents as an artificer served them well as they were able to converse with the now-deceased Yorick, who explained he had been murdered by a group of assailants before the lightning struck, and that they were pursuing a tiefling, presumably Krall. However, he admitted to having trouble telling other races apart. This group consisted of a dragonborn cleric of Bahamut, who wielded a morning star (Like Zasahl), a mage who might have been a telekinetic psion (like Aladraian), and some others, though he had trouble remembering the details. He thought one might have been elvish, but was too busy having his chest caved in by a morning star to make sure. That group hid Yorick’s body in the store room, and might be responsible for locking Druid Bob away, the lightning, the cave ins or any of the above.

Their current whereabouts, as well as Kraall’s is unknown, but the party have other giant frog-lizard things to fry. To that end they have resolved to search for any animal containment tools that would be used by the druids, in an attempt to fulfill Estelle’s wish that the animals not be killed.

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  1. aldowyn
    October 7, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Sounds about right. Nothing particularly important missing. These will definitely be useful.

  2. Lachlan
    October 7, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    If we can find some useful tools then that will be great. But I swear if it comes anywhere close to picking between one of those lizardcows and me, that lizardcow is dead.

  3. October 8, 2012 at 12:04 am

    ‘Crias’ attempts to intimidate him into staying…’ MO’ LIKE ‘Crias kind of interposing himself, mumbling, looking at the floor, while Druid Bob walks past with a confused glance’.

    DISCLAIMER: I forgot who first made this joke. Wasn’t me.

    • Ranneko
      October 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      It was me! I said the funny thing =P

      • aldowyn
        October 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm

        … wait, did you make an in character post earlier? HEAD ASPLODE

        • October 8, 2012 at 4:46 pm

          I did that too. Since the icon depends entirely on email address it is pretty easy to do that whilst still making it clear I made the post.

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