Session #59: Rain vs. 300 jerks with bows (Arc part 3)

GM : Ben

Max Player Count : 6

Level Range : 7-9

Current Players :

Location : Terrisea

Date : 01 Jun 2019 04:00

Start Time : 8 PM

Job Link : [[[]]]

Session Description :

The battle of the century!

Or she could successfully negotiate. But that would require her to remember… anything.

Should I even make plans? Will they matter?

Session Summary :

Can I really lead you through the "negotiations"? No. I used Ground Commander Vordakov (of very brief Chain of Acheron fame) as Bann Kuromasa's voice, and I think that worked. I wanted to portray a dick who thought very highly of himself, who respected Rain because she was obviously strong. What he got initially was that… man I dunno. Rain stayed the night in his camp and it was during the night she remembered that oh I think that's one of the dudes who's not supposed to cross the river. Kuromasa is pretty adamant about using the bridge, but he did bring relief supplies and construction materials + workers. His plan was to get there first and offer relief in exchange for using the bridge. He said that if he had Tayami's head, he wouldn't need to cross, though he’d really prefer to earn it himself. Rain said maybe, and as far as Kuromasa knows she is authorized to say that. Rain gets back to town, the others are like no, we can't let him cross, that's literally the job. We're gonna make a bunch of plans that mostly don't pan out. The best one is meet him halfway so when and if we fight it's away from Ikushin. But also we're gonna try and scare him/his troops by turning the wildlife against them??? We'll have Derek talk to the animals and have a show of force???????? I dunno why Derek went along with that after he said it was dumb. He and Franklin went looking for some nasties and I was shit what can I have them find that's interesting. Fuck what's likely, what's likely is like I dunno, a bear? Some wolves? Nah if we're gonna waste time in this at least have there be something interesting. I looked at what magical beasts I had already converted and told him he found a trail that he then identified as a basilisk. Franklin, apparently, can make meat, and then petrify it. So they followed it, bribed it, made the mistake of mentioning griffons, it was like, "I've never eaten a griffon before", and it demanded a griffon or no deal. They decided Franklin could probably make a convincing facsimile? And agreed. Then the lizard took its sweet time eating the bribe, and I asked Logan if Djofullin (Derek's bound wolf companion) had the presence of mind to keep his eyes closed. He played it straight and said that Derek told him not to look but he'd try and sneak a peek, and naturally Djofullin failed his Fort save and "Derek, you feel the dog on your back suddenly grow much heavier." After we both complained about the Petrified condition not being very clear (because it isn't a condition) I ruled that a petrified creature still counted as a creature because the soul does not leave the body when it happens. So Logan pulled some nonsense involving Companion Merger and fixed it. Meanwhile, I think Rain has got it into her head that she can convince Tayami to agree to a duel with Kuromasa, so Torikku calls up Anathe on the Sending Stone. "We are considering meeting with the leader of the Tayami clan. Can you tell us the direction and distance to their lands? Also Rain dumb." Ana replied "Follow the road north to crossroads, ask directions to Tayami-do. Expect four days walking. Recommend travel disguised. And, I know."

There an amusing conversation between Rain and Tiko (the kid who was foxnapped last session) that I will do my best to transcribe here.

Rain: Soldier!

*Tiko immediately stands at attention*

R: You weren’t at the morning training session two days ago! Where were you?

Tiko: SIR I HAD BEEN KIDNAPPED BY WITCHES SIR!

R: A likely story…

T: WELL SIR IF YOU WANT TO BE TECHNICAL ABOUT IT SIR IT WAS A BLACK FOX MAN ACTUALLY DID THE KIDNAPPING SIR!

R: Hey, that is racist!

T: SIR I’M JUST TELLIN’ IT LIKE IT IS SIR!

R: Right… and why did this alleged African American fox man kidnap you?

T: SIR I HAVE REASON TO SUSPECT THAT THE WITCHES INTENDED TO EAT ME SIR!

R: Hmm… well, you still missed practice, and there’s no excuse for that! 100 laps around the village! Move it soldier!

*Tiko throws a quick salute and takes off running*

Anyway Logan was falling asleep IRL (method acting) so we called it there at like 22:50.


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