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Session 2: Paradox Space Cowboys

Curious as to the location of Druid Bob (real name Druid Boboroska Vigni) Julie and Aladraian left to find him, while the others descended into the animal containment area.

Cassie set to work fixing the power, while Crias showed off his Nature knowledge, by identifying several primal markings within the surrounding cages, which would cause them to grow legs, walk up to the Biome and either catch or release their respective inmantes. Said inmates ranged from the mundane (cows, hunting dogs) to the esoteric (Adumla) to the velociraptors (velociraptors). Verifying that the other animals were in no danger of escape, the four uncovered the containment room which included a variety of branch wands designed to imitate the flash and roar of lightning and thunder (4).  They also looted several potions of slowing (6), some tangleroot bags (6) and Druid Bob’s extendable ten foot feeding pole. After shenanigans happened, they successfully caused Cassie to storm off, thus avoiding further annoyance  from those wielding the wands.

Knostril learned that Adumla can consume poisonous substances, but will filter out toxins, remaining edible even under extreme conditions. Yay for Science!

The group encountered Druid Bob on the way up, where he claimed to not have seen Julie or Aladraian, and claimed to have witnessed Ceylon Tuatha performing an Arcane Ritual. Bob, being knowledgable but cowardly (and lovable) suggested that Ceylon might be a Paradox Mage – a rare type of caster who wields multiple power sources simultaneously, making them both powerful, but magically unstable. He explained that he himself was a Paradox Sorcerer, being a druid from a long line of sorcerers, but because Ceylon had no known family history of Arcana, he might be a Paradox Warlock (most paradox mages gain those powers through deals with powerful entities). The party decided that such accusations could wait until they completed the task at hand, and specifically introducing Bob to Yorick. They were able to use the shocksticks to charge Yorick’s ghost and allow him to speak audibly.  The former was disturbed, while the latter was glad to be of more use, hoping that if indeed Tuatha was a warlock, he might have a chance to be raised. The others told him not to get his hopes up, and decided to deal with the Adumla (lizard cows).

They realised the druids trapped in the control room could activate the cages, but with Julie gone they lacked a means to communicate, eventually deciding to send Yorick’s ghost through the wall. This resulted in the three attempting to lure the cages through the non-collapsed rooms using rehydrated berries to entice their primitive sapience. They were successful, resulting in the Adumla being retrieved without a fight. Then Crias had the brilliant idea to zap them with a shockstick, causing them to panic, and collapse one of the cages. Luckily it held, but Bob insisted on confiscating their sticks.

Eager to find clues of the mysterious assassins they came upon Kraall, who was mostly dead, covered in blood and showing signs of having been beaten to death with a morning star. Despite this, he had no visible wounds. Luckily, Zasahl’s healing abilities were able to bring him back from the brink of oblivion, where it was discovered that he spoke only Deep Speech and was thoroughly confused, glancing at the lightning. The group quickly deduced that the Primal magic of Migdol had somehow corrupted the resurrection process, which was confirmed, upon Yorick identifying Kraall as one of the limbless ghosts of those who came before – apparently a very confused woman. It was established that Yorick sees spirits, not bodies and thus was unable to recognize Kraall when asked. This was likely because the planet contains a massive primal heart or similar source of primal energy, which Crias remembered from earlier.

The party ascertained that Kraall’s assailants had either failed at their job, or possibly orchestrated this possession intentionally, and the Spirit itself seemed confused, suggesting it wasn’t responsible for its current situation. They also realized that for the duration of the Solstice Kraall’s ghost might still be contactable in the same way Yorick’s was. They could not figure out the sequence of events leading up to his demise and hence exactly how the possession came about (it was theorized Kraall or someone else might have summoned the lightning that shattered the Biome, which might have caused his possession). Additionally, they were unable to discern why or how Kraall’s  wounds were healed before they found him, only that it made forensic analysis that much more difficult, which could have been a motive in and of itself. It is possible that searching Kraall’s tower may yield some additional information, as might confronting Ceylon Tuatha, assuming assuming he isn’t in some way responsible for all this.

At this point, they have a number of leads (the spirit, the tower, the world builder, the primal heart etc), but no practical way of following them without reuniting with the rest of the party.

Categories: Session Log
  1. October 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    So Kraall is dead and one of the native spirits is inhabiting his body? Great. Juuuust great.

    • October 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      Lucky for you, you arrived on the day of the dead not-quite staying dead.

  2. Ranneko
    October 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Interesting. Also you neglected to mention Lachlan accidentally flashbombing the party whilst we were stuffing around in containment storage. =P

    • October 14, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      I definitely mentioned the shenanigans that occurred.

    • October 16, 2012 at 6:28 am

      Haha! Poor Lachlan. Everyone’s mad at him. 😉

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