September 26, 2007

D&D: Brought to you by Chris’s Lecherous Alter Ego.

Find ship we were sent to find.

Fight some dead sailors guarding the ship.
And fight some Yellow Musk Plant. Gesshou and Dos fail fortitude saves and get shot in the face by pollen. Gesshou gets creepy plant up the nose, and after a complicated battle involving variations on leathal and non-lethal damage, and a classic musical montage of party members trying to trip each other battle ends.

Missing one mast of the ship.
No signs of how the ship got here.

Shoots coming out of the heads of the sailors. So throw into the fire.
On the ship, find holy symbols and harpoons from Kuo-toa.
Find 1000 gp worth of Spices in the ship.
In Capitan’s cabin, the walls are dripping with water. Inside, find captain’s animated corpse behind the desk. Sopping wet, as if it had crawled out of the water. Feel like drowning as one drawns in a breath.

September 11, 2007

D&D:Santa Fish w/ Seashell Bikini

August 15th, head to docks to board boat to Pelican Bay.
Re-hired the Light of Bahamut, the same boat we took to Barracuda Bay, which we suddenly learned to be a Caravel.
Zook spends the day bonding with a weasel. It’s a recursive weasel… Good for touch spell delivery.

on day 3, we are attacked by Quoatoa, known to us as Jar-Jars led by Santa Fish. This time, they are accompanied by Monk Fish too.

Sereven fails a Will Save and starts attacking Artemis with her Human-bane staff and her Human-favored-enemy self… Artemis, hit, has black smoke coling out of her chest…
various exciting battle things… lalala… Evan’s Black Tentacles…Sereven’s head clears up.
(One round took over an hour)… Eventually they all die.

On bodies
2 Monks:
Potions – Bear’s Endurance – Dos, Dos
Potions – Bull’s Strength – Gesshou, Dos
Potions – Shield of Faith +3 – Lyra, Dos
Magic Leather Bracers around Wrists – Bracers of Armor +1, 1 Zook, 1 Sale
Magic Cloaks – Faint Abjuration – Cloak of Resistance +1 – Lyra, Artemis

4 Harpooners:
Magic M.W. Studded Leather – +1 Studded Leather – Sell
Magic M.W. Heavy Steel Shield, w/ sticky substance (one of them is not sticky) (sticky substance is a secretion, which often goes on shields, and is used in their martial arts) – +1 Heavy Steel Shield w/ goo – Sell
4 M.W. Harpoons – Sell
M.W. Crossbow – Sell
20 bolts. – Lyra

Santa Fish:
Magic at least M.W. Sea shell Armor (chain shirtish) – +1 Chain – Sell
Magic Mechanical Lobster Pincher Staff +1 – Hit someone, and start a grapple as a free action, no AO. Reach Weapon – 10ft. Exotic. 1d10+1 bludgeoning, 2 handed. – Sell 1310gp
M.W. Dagger – Sell
M.W. Crossbow – Sell
20 bolts – Lyra
Magic Cloak – Cloak of Resistance +1, Zook
Magic Phylactory – Phylactory of Faithfulness – 1000gp

September 4, 2007

D&D: From children’s toys* to roosters*

Oushioni:
M.W. Large Scale Mail +1 – Dos
Broad Leather Belt w/ 3 moon stones: Faint Conjuration Healing – Sereven
M.W. Large Katana+1 – Sell
Potion of blur – Gessho
Potion of invisibility – Lyra
Jewelry – 800gp

Zosa:
Ring – of Protection +1
Leather Case w/ Wand – Magic Missile 10 charges cl: 5 – Zook
Leather Case w/ Scroll – Acid Damage Lightening Bolt cl:3 – Zook
Leather Case w/ Scroll – Scroll of Identify. – Zook
Small leather bag – Faint Conjuration – Bag of Tricks?? – Artemis
Light Crossbow – Sell
20 bolts <- Lyra Jewelry - 500gp Case w/ fine silver writing set - 200gp 1 book - Spell Book - see handouts... - Zook 1 book - Journal/My Diary - see handouts... - Zook Bugbears (medium) x4 M.W. Scale Mail - Sell M.W. Katana - Sell Shortbow - Sell 20 arrows <- split between Artemis and Sereven Potion of Cure Moderate Wounds Empty Vial <- 1 for Lyra, 3 for Da'ud Tabard - Sell Celebration post massacar and looting. Given certificates as Heroes of Dobson's point. We stay for the evening and are given medals the next day. Back in Angels, we go to the broken mandolin and find out that Rolan (dude from Baja trip) was by looking for us, and will be back tomorrow. On our way back to the Greenglens, Zook notices that the emblem of the district they live in, the Whitetower District, looks like the midnight college. And we finally contribute to the Greenglen household by buying 10gp worth of groceries. Some offline shopping will have gone on here. Going to the broken mandolin in the early evening to meet Rolan again, we wear the "new" medals we got. w/Rolan is a large conspicuous looking man in a cloak. Who makes an unnaturally straight B-line to the door. Sereven spills beer all over him and identifies that he's wearing studded leather armor. Lyra searches him with her eyes, and finds a Great Sword which looks relatively unused, he also has a bow. He gives Sereven the hand and leaves. Lyra gets Zook to cast invisibility and follows him. He was looking at a Silver Head Piece. Looked around for someone following him, hid the head piece in an interior pocket. He leaves the city for the town of Gelholand. Meanwhile back at the bar. Rolan is trying to give us a job. One of the adventuring groups Rolan hired previously hadn't made it. Rolan would like us to find the package and deliver it to the north. They know where the ship is, but not where the package is, in Pelican Bay ~650 miles N.W. of the City (approx. San francisco distance). Needs to go another few 100 miles north. We tell him we'll discuss it and get back to him tomorrow. We tell him we take the job, he says he'll pay us half in advanced and Lyra follows him home. He lives in the nice district. The non-magic users go to the village that the conspicuous guy went to. Stark tracks him to an abandoned looking building. At the entrance to the farmhouse there is a symbol like a sun having a solar flare on one-side... It *might* be like a "solar eclipse"... Secret door in the floor of the barn. Dos rips it open and Gesshou jumps right in. Finding a very dusty room, with stone work benches. There is an open door at the end. We go down an elevator and find a series of rooms. We open all the doors. Find a bedroom, dining room (for 6?), bedroom, storage shed (looks like it's been unoccupied for a while), bedroom, Large room with stairs leading to a catwalk. The 5 people who aren't spellcastors fight a shield guardian. And have a "deep" conversation with Bren, or perhaps with the sharp end of his arrow.

September 3, 2007

Party~

Eileen hosted a birthday party for me on Sunday. it was awesome.
Pot luck with a giant shoulder of pork but most importantly a GELATO CAKE!!!!

It was delicious~
Chocolate Hazelnut and Raspberry Gelato with a chocolate cake, chocolate coating, and beautiful fruit decorations.

mmmm delicious~

August 28, 2007

West Nile

well hopefully not west nile.
and in a further attempt to prevent dying from a mosquito born illness, I have now constructed one of these: http://www.diyhappy.com/quick-and-dirty-mosquito-trap/
pretty funny.
I’ll report further if it works or something….

August 24, 2007

D&D: Earsacks full of Panties??

so the previous time (unupdated) Zook managed to find the Midnight College and then got stranded outside the Greenglen home by Dos, always safety concious and locking up doors.

This time, we followed the meta-gaming hints provided to us and went to visit the Village of Dobson’s Point. Where there was a Copper Dragon defending the village from Hellhounds and other varied creatures. At the village we find that no one has any idea what’s going on or why they’re being attacked. While talking to the villagers the party discovers giant land sharks. Although they have some rediculous 4 claw attack, the party manages to kill the 2 rabid land sharks (whose teeth were worth money, btw). We check the hole from which they emerged but all we managed to find was the awesome smelling meat sack that Sereven found on the terrible Zousa and Co. earlier.

As we step back out of the hole in the ground we are accosted by the copper dragon who is angry that we killed the monsters, which were supposed to be a proof of his heritage. The dragon actually turns out to be Oushioni the half minotaur half dragon previously mentioned. Oushioni, Zousa and the 4 hobgoblins are entangled by Artemis, and fail many many saves to remain entangled for much of the battle. Lyra basically takes out Oushioni (before he does anything) single handedly with a few critical hits and some awesome sneak attack damage. In the end, unfortunately we killed all of the enemy fighters so throughly that we have no idea why Oushioni was doing this, what he was trying to prove or anything like that.

They are presumably carrying much treasure but we haven’t gotten around to that yet. Sereven has already called dibs on the belt.

July 17, 2007

D&D: Magical Mystery Whores / I’m going to set fire to Dave Minton next time I see him.

On Nardosie:
Circular Amulet, Half Ice Blue and Half Flame Red (The Amulet of Icy Hot) (Very brief prayer to Morenna, goddess of protection) <- magic, faint abjuration, An Enduring Amulet (3 charges, renewed at dawn, resistance to cold/fire 10 for one charge, 15 for two charges, 20 for three charges, for one round, immediate action, command = O'fu) Three foot long gray lackerd wooden rod with a spiral groove, requires some save if some one points it at you. <- magic, moderate enchantment. Scroll of some spell. (Cure Critical Wounds) In her forhead, embedded black crystal absorbing ambient light. Sereven removes. <- magic, faint abjuration, "a third eye dampening". Activate to reduce all variable numeric effects magic etc. to the minimum value. once per day. (mental command) In another pocket, wide ovoid medallion with an engraving of two heads facing eachother connected by a jagged energy bolt <- magic (Da'ud = useless), moderate enchantment. Fine craft Flail Fine crafted Light Crossbow <- leaving 20 Crossbow Bolts <- leaving Wearing Fine Studded Leather. <- magic (Da'ud useless), +1 studded leather Miniature Copper Flail. <- VALUABLE Assorted Jewelry - 900gp. (Serven takes an asortment but not all of the above things) Miscelaneous 1 HD Whores have: 14 Copper Flail. Karus: One Small Potion - Potion of Cure Sirius Wounds M.W. Composite Long Bow <- transparent black crystal with faintly glow (lifedrinking) <- magic (Da'ud useless), +1 composite long bow, +2 strength. M.W. Long Sword <- magic, (Da'ud useless), +1 long sword M.W.Dagger Fine Chain Mail Shirt <- magic +1 chain shirt Leather Pouch with 10 Blood Stones Underneath his hair, 2 Filed Down bumps. Like stubby horn things that have been filed down. Nardosie's Quarters: Various Perfumes (mostly cheap) In a hidden drawer in the dresser, find: Set of Ledgers. Exploring the other rooms on the second floor we find trapped goblins. Who do speak common. Sereven gets them food since they seemed malnourished. The flail appears to be the symbol of Nardosie's god. (Apparently it's an archdevil's "holy symbol" whatever that is. Glasya.) Goblins really want to kill Nardosie but haven't yet. Find a human sex slave in another locked room. At the location of the 3rd powerful evil, there is a lavishly decorated room. Ornate wooden box 40gp (small aluminum/iron vial [elixir of swimming], pair of gloves velvet black [Gloves of the starry sky, emit a bright silvery radience like a light spell. 3 times a day, sacrifice a spell slot to cast magic missle], stars swim in the box), Obsidian "statue"-600gp, gold coins (750gp). Find the "dungeon" entrance. There seems to be a magical "shimmering" around the door. our Rouge fails to disable the trap. We wake up Nardosie to make her disable the magic around the door. Finally we find the dungeons that we walked into the first place. We finally let the police in to search the premises and hand over Nardosie. Reading the ledgers we find: Rippers were an attempt by Nardosie to curry favor with M. The eggs of rippers were provided by W. She hasn't ever contacted M directly, but referred to a C as her contact. The Cult of the archdevil, Nardosie has pledged her soul to her, in exchange for influence in the mortal world. She was trying to take over the city using her cult. We find out that if Da'ud bestows forgivness she will be let out of the contract, and Da'ud heads back to police headquarters to do so.

July 9, 2007

Scrapbooking

So, as a major subsection of Crafting that I’ve never taken up before, I’ve now taken up scrapbooking.
As one scrapbook vellum quote says “Every artist was once an amature”… yes… inspiring… I guess…

But my Atlanta scrapbook is coming along. Some pages pretty cool. Others VERY LAME…
I intend to make Kelley help me spiffy up my LAMEr pages… 😀
So to help me make my scrapbooking portable I went on ebay and bought a crafting tote….

I suppose at the moment I’m not actively doing any sewing or needlepoint. and I never was really big on painting and other things that involve brushes. Hmmm.. guess I’ll put it on the list.

July 4, 2007

D&D: Oh wait, that’s a city politician.

After hours of preparation we storm the whore house from the front entrance.
Only after we bust in did we remember that we were given keys to the whore house, with which we could have snuck in from the back and not been attacked by 7 guards.
Math is hard:

Cat’s Grace = +2 dex modifier
Haste = +30ft to base movement, +1 to attack, +1 dodge bonus to AC, +1 to reflex saves, 1 extra damage
Prayer = +1 attack, damage, +1 to saves, +1 to checks, -1 to attack and damage and saves and checks to bad guys.
Shield of Faith = +3 deflection bonus to AC
Divine Protection = +1 morale bonus AC, +1 to saves

So every attack takes forever. really…
We killed 14 whores of which Da’ud bagged half of them. A whore bagging machine, if you will.
We killed Klauss and a summoned devil.
We defeat the boss of the whore house, Alba Nardozie at about midnight.
The last points were dealt non-lethaly so that we could maybe question her about what’s going on.

Amazingly even with missing Artemis, nobody died.

June 25, 2007

Atlanta, I don’t even know her…

So, the wedding was great, even though I totally thought Dave was going to faint on the altar.
Atlanta is also pretty cool, one of these days I’m going to manage to put pictures up and things on this site… really… Saw the coke museum, the aquarium, the other other institute of technology, etc. Even managed to find a japanese bookstore + grocery store.
We were going to go down to Savannah but really so very tired of doing anything, instead more bumming around Atlanta.
Excitingly they have Caribou Coffee in Atlanta.

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