Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Dream Keeper Volkorn And The Dreams Of Dranas Or Immaterial Minors Menace Mineshaft Miners

The guys go to Daryl's mansion. Matt is loud as hell while he turns Daryl's mansion into Hell's Kitchen. Volkorn inquires about what it might require to alchemize some strong acid.

Dranas has a dream that seems to be a bad omen involving his decisions regarding driders while Ken watches baseball (1hr 23m in about). Dranas explains his dreams to Volkorn and Volkorn gains +1 aliases: The DreamKeeper.
Caiden is revealed to have lead Sweets back to the party and Stug notices that a scroll in his possession is rapidly changing colors.

(~1:48)Dranas: I'll have sex with it too if it's cute

The party heads off to the mines near Sangra.

They keep hearing explosions but must wait for the right dwarven NPC's to arrive.
While waiting they are introduced to Chad who is a poet and a painter.
Volkorn responds that he is a ghost cleanser, and barkeep and king of Caidens Rise.

The party then meets:
Clarence Dropbottom who comes from a long line of prostitutes.
"Explosives are going off on the NE side" he tells Volkorn, but the keeper of dreams is momentarily preoccupied by a 5lb ruby chunk and a 3lb sapphire chunk. He pockets both.
Clarence exclaims that nobody alive has seen it attack anybody, insinuating that no one lives to tell the tale. He then speculates that the people of Sangra don't seem to like their kind and treat them poorly.

The gunpowder gets wet again. it seems like sabotage.

(~3:08), that laugh.

The party catches glimpses of the ghost, a little child laughing in the mines.
Daryl pulls his magic muscle, becomes fatigued, and Sweets gets naked then approaches.
Dranas tries to speak with it but the child runs and falls 35ft into a hole. The floor below him is rusted concrete tile. His body lay lifeless upon it, crippled. Dranas becomes angelic and floats down to heal him but the boy is ground beef and cannot be made steak once again.

The party encounters black goop that they make swift work of and Stug offers the idea of setting fire to the next room prior to entering. It pays off as the party discovers a lever on the wall after killing the inhabitants of a trap set to protect the lever from being found.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Social Salad in Sangra or Daryl's Dark Dowager Date

Revengers arrive at Sangra!

A nearby bar quenches their thirst for ale but a waitress overhears some nefarious plans for domination, then Daryl plays it off as LARP'ing. They notice some BBB's sitting down a few tables over. Daryl and Volkorn attempts to listen in on their conversation and realize they're talking about establishing an orphanage in Sangra. Volkorn meets Trisha while Dranas strikes up a conversation with 4 Dwarven Miners. They discuss their workplace in conversation and reveal a ghost problem plagues the mines they work. Dranas offers to look into the problem on the next eve because tonight, they wish to attend a sex-party hosted by the Curator.

The Curator welcomes one and all to an extravagant home with many rooms, all available for use to attendees and very much intended to house carnal satiation. Each of the party indulges in the offered services except for Daryl who turns invisible, acts weird, and generally creeps out some of the guests, but the Curator allows him to stay. Daryl eventually becomes bored and ventures out into the city to discover more of what he can about Sangra. He doesn't get far before he hears a beckoning from a nearby alleyway. Upon inspection it appears the alleyway is pitch black and ominously destroys a magically lit stone that he attempts to float into the darkness. Daryl makes a half-hearted futile attempt to let Volkorn know his whereabouts before stepping inside and being instantly teleported away!

Daryl finds himself at the door of Brunhilde, the fortuneteller, guided by the Earth, Gaia, and the Stars. Happy to lay eyes upon Daryl she welcomes him into her small home. She explains that she knows he is a dragon, a "pure-hybrid", and is happy to be able to see such a thing in her lifetime. Daryl takes a seat and she tells his fortune.

You will be involved in a great calamity and will lose the ones you love. Many will burn. Death will be fire.
You can choose to prevent it.
If you stay with the short one with a hammer, he will eventually restore your brothers form.

She then directs Daryl to a book on a nearby table. Daryl opens it to find a special card, and a glowing red vial that he is instructed to drink when the time is right. Brunhilde then informs Daryl of a new map location before wishing him fortune in his journeys. With that Daryl is teleported back to the alleyway and he heads back to the Curators party.

After a quick reunion in the hall outside his room, Volkorn and Dranas are rudely interrupted by both Stug and Daryl as they loudly burst into the room and demand their attention. Daryl explains the encounter with Brunhilde, the fortune, the items, what the future holds for his brother. Volkorn begrudgingly ponders this news as the party sunsets in relaxation and plan to travel with the Dwarven Miners on the morrow to the haunted mines outside Sangra.