Xillali heads towards the border of town to check on the shard outside of the confines of the city. Once she reaches the wall, she waits in a line. She talks to the people around her, a guy comes up to her. He seems very interested in her. His name is Kegless, he is covered head to toe, she cannot see his face. He has a very keen smell that smells of undead.
Doki is in dark dreary catacombs, she searches in the darkness. Doki follows a sound, it leads her towards a door in the hallway. On the other side of the door she can feel powerful vibrations. Doki rubs her veckna face on the door. She hears something something crack, she looks up and sees a vial fall down. The hallway is filled with green cloud. AC 17 – Con. Failed. Doki passes out. (Oh Doki…)
Derek sees industrial sized gargolyes that are weeping black tears. As he nears they glance towards him. He sees a couple of armed soldiers walk up towards him. He is a shadow-kai, he looks like a well established fighter.
“Why do you seek to enter the Sunken Isle”
“I’ve here to search for the coldest touch”
They hassle him, he bribes them, they pocket it, point at the island on the far side. “Ask for Egan”.
This area is obviously noble, oversized manhattan. Everywhere he looks there are hundreds of people. A part of the building next to him completely collapses over him. He books it, makes it away from the disaster as everyone around him dies.
Naora walks into a temple, there’s a bunch of buff dude bros in the process of becoming more buff. A really big buff guy walks over and is suprised at seeing Naora.
“Hey there big fella” says naora:
The guy shows off,
and inquires if she wants to help with the celebration for Kord that they’re getting ready for.
She proves how strong she is, they are more than impressed. They go off and hang out. About 20 minutes later and asks her if she wants to go out for a drink. They go off, on the way over they pass Dimitri. The dude bros are super excited to see Dimitri.
They comment that he should show off his pecs/build. Most of the conversion is: dude, bogus, Dude, and lift.
Dimitiri also agrees to help with celebration of Kord, when he says yes they removed curse and take the armor to see if they can keep the armour powerful.
Get through the fight, return to the inn, figure out where everyone is, invent an alcoholic drink with the Tea-amat tea, probably figure out that Doki is missing, assemble the party on a scouting mission
And pocket away the religious knowledge for review on a later day
and I can’t find the link to the note doc that everyone usually writes in; if anyone finds a moment to share it I totally wanna follow along
Xillali convinces him that she’s just a mere knight. He tells her that he’s always looking for elf princess and gives her his card, tells her he deals with gems. Goes outside checks the shard, the shard points towards the city. Goes to find Inculaba.
Doki is in dark dreary catacombs,
Doki is stripped pretty much of all her primary items. She’s in a halfling sized cage. There’s a wall in front of her, there is a light coming behind her. She sees an inculaban. “You must be a petitioner, what are you willing to pay?”
“well you’ve taken everything”
“Oh, no I haven’t”
“That looks like fun, can I play it?”
He asks for 1970s Smooth Jazz (Doki has nooo idea)
Rolls high charisma – he is very impressed
“It’s been so long since we’ve found someone genuinely naive” laughs/ snorts
He believes her lies. They question her thoroughly to analize her. His last question is “what are you willing to give up to get access to the library of vecna?”
Derek, disguised as his trader persona (an eye patch), Tuvix, trades in most of his identified poisons and pays $275 ($2000 value total) for Gloves of Thieving and a Wand of Web. He agrees to become a merchant seller for the guy. So they’ll be partners. His name is Egan. He wants Derek to get him paperwork that would legitimize his business. Quest Accepted.
Naora convinces the bartender to make her a drink with the tea. It’s an acquired taste, but she loves it. Derek finds out that the celebration is a competetion of muscular feats.
Meet them at butt o’clock the next morning.
Naora goes off to Tiamat, Naora is very assertive and intimidates the black dragon born.
He regrets to inform you that there is a price. She intimidates him and gets the scroll for 50g pieces. Gives the scroll to Dimitri then heads back in searching for a Blue Dragon. He doesn’t think she’s worth the knowledge of the spells. He takes out a big spike ball on a chain, and drops it on ball on the ground.
Xilalli asks the librarian for directions of the Inculaba. She goes pale. Instead, Xialli asks her about the primordial. She says it’s the wall. The inculaba or the guards will know more about the wall. Xillali is going to go recruit Naora in order to talk to the guards.
Naora fights the Dragon borns, it gets scared and runs away. She picks up Morningstar. The darkness is dismissed and he screams, “we have an intruder”. Naora starts to run towards the entrance, she hears guards with armor running after her. In order to get outside of the gate, she has to get past the guards. She tumbles past them and books it past them. She runs past Dimitri, he runs after her. The Dragonborn continue to chase after her. Dimitri and Naora are trying to outrun them, dashing all the way. Everyone is running in full armor. Dimitri’s instinct is to run towards Kord, and Naora follows. As they turn the corner they run into a guy with a cart full of cabbages. Naora runs up the wall around the cart, avoiding it. Dimitri, however, Thunderwaves through. The cabbages are destroyed. One of the guards chasing gets bogged down by the cabbages, while the other one continues through.
On the way to Kord Dimitri throws money ($127gp) at a random city guard who tells them to stop. Naora and Dimitri make it through to the Kord place.
Xilalli – as the city darkens and lanterns become lit she heads out to a bar. She orders a drink. She then scans the room for someone who might know things about the city. She finds some old man, changes her hair to warm golden yellow, and approaches him, asking him questions about the city. She slowly starts prying about the wall. The wall was there before the city was built. The wall moves in some places. Nobody knows more about the wall than the prince.
the wall only attacks people if they’re invading
he tells her to seek the Inculabum
he tells her to go to a place called “The Roots”. It’s a tree that grows into the ground, instead if up above ground. That’s where the Inculabum make their lair.
Doki – she has to choose between her body or her memories to give something up. Doki chooses to give up her left arm. Her Con goes down to 9, but her Int goes up by 1. She can no longer use her bow. She also loses 10hp. She also cannot play a lute.
Derek – since it’s getting late he decides to go back to the Inn, seeing as how now is not the time to pursue bureaucratic stuff for Egan.
As I go on I notice that the city gets more quiet and people are scarce. It gets eerily quiet and eventually I notice that there is a ghostly dog with black eyes following me. I scamper up a ruined building and proceed to the bridge. Upon getting to the bridge I spark a torch and start going, but see the dog in the middle of the bridge. I get my Malice Plant inhalation poison ready, and cautiously move towards the dog, doing my best to avoid it. As I approach, it sinks into the ground.