Games are on Monday night sometime after 5:30PM at World's Best Comics, 9714 Warwick Blvd Newport News, Virginia 23601.
I don't remember what kind of pizza it was, but it was good because I didn't buy it. A Temporal Honor point to the buyer per the rules, also beer was brought and another pizza I didn't buy. I guess my Players are really into Honor Points.
Preamble: Various players were eligible to advance in levels. Two of which qualified for immediate advancement without going to school, which they opted for. This led to questions which I'll poll separately.
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We left the Players outside an abandoned old fort after being shot at and attacked by Big Bird. To sum up, the Players thoroughly explored the fort and rather than follow the timeline I'll just mention each room en passant. Except for the first and last rooms, which need to stay in sequence.
The old fort was in the shape of a square with the main gate and smashed tower in one corner and the main entrance to the internal buildings at the opposite corner across a courtyard, up some steps to a double-door entrance.
The group made it across the courtyard without incident. Coming up the stairs, one of the double doors was stuck, the other was busted down and on the floor. Entering they found what used to be a Grand Hall, now dilapidated with the roof broken in several places. There were two smaller hallways leading away in opposite sides of this room, at the entrance of each hall there was a broken stairwell leading up into broken rubble. There was a single solid door opposite the main entrance. (This main hallway was marked Area #6.)
Area #1 was a pool outside last session where Big Bird attacked from it is part and parcel of the old fort's moat.
Area #2 was a rotten drawbridge that had a chance of breaking had anyone been crossing when riding a mount, ignored since no one was mounted.
Area #3 was the fort entrance, where someone had fired an arrow at the party from an arrow slit last session.
Area #4 was the collapsed tower the top of which last week was Big Birds nest, the inside of which was investigated by Tujef. He went into single combat with a Huge Spider and lost. He had to be evacuated, healed and the poison neutralized by handy-dandy Elefus the Abbot. I was actually surprised no one else in the party came to his assistance DURING combat. Honda went in and finally killed the creature. I think it was an attempt by Tujef to raise his honor in single combat because he fell into the Dishonorable category after his previous capture by the bugs.
Area #5 were the steps they went up (described heretofore). Footprints were noted in the courtyard leading from the arrow slits to the steps.
Area #6 noted above.
Area #7 noted last.
Area #8 was a staircase leading up to the roof but was blocked by rubble.
Area #9 was a room full of litter.
Area #10 was an empty bedchamber.
Area #11 Was a salon that had two Giant Bats that Elefus simply shooed away out through a hole in the roof.
Area #12 Was a large room at the end of a hallway. A Giant Venomous Snake attempted to bite Elefus but broke its teeth on his armor and whimpered away.
(There seems a lot of Animal Giantism here, I suppose it is a trend.)
Area #13 was another set of stairs going up into rubble (the other set of stairs from the The Grand Hall). Huang went up to investigate and was beset by a horde of Giant Rats (ala Ben and Willard). They were easily dispatched but Dornorin and Huang were bit a few times.
Area #14 was formerly a Trophy room. Nothing of value.
Area #15 was an empty Domicile, entered by Huang & Dornorin. Dornorin got hit by an Olive colored goo that he vehemently tried to scrape off, including trying to wipe it off on Huang's clothes, then using a silver baton found in a wastebasket.
Area #16 was a Kitchen and Honda was beset upon by a Giant Tick that she killed with one blow.
Area #17 was occupied by two Giant Lizards. When Huang and Dornorin entered the room they backed off and so our adventurers got two free swings. Huang killed one while the other escaped though a broken wall.
Last but not least we back up to room #7. This was in a corner chamber that had protected arrow slits looking over the far side. Since she could fly and was lithe, she was tasked with flying over to the one of the arrow slits and entering from behind while Elefus the tank, opened the front door.
Four arrows flew at Elefus only to clink on his armor. While Aerys showed her visage at an arrow slit, she was of course hit by an arrow for major damage and fell down the embankment to the moat's edge.
There was only one thing for Elefus to do at this point. He demanded his enemy's surrender, reminding the shooters they all missed at point blank range.
He got it.
Nine enemy combatants threw down their weapons and were pressed into service. Whether they will serve as mercenaries or slaves has yet to be determined.
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++++ OUT OF CHEESE ERROR ++++
++++ CHARACTER ROSTER ++++
CHARACTERS (New players on top.)
Dornorin, a Sylvan Elf, Magic User, General Practitioner.
Jacko, an Albino Dork Elf, 2nd level Infiltrator (slip).
Blake, a Human 1st level Infiltrator (a.k.a. Sneak).
Vixine Numar, a Human 1st level Chosen One (a.k.a. Touched)
Aerys, an Elvariel 2nd level Thief (Footpad).
Count Elefus, a Human Male Abbot
Sir Huang - a Master of the North Wind of the Stone Tiger Order, Baron of Catan
Dame Honda - a Human Datai Samurai, Steward of Catan (formerly Temple of the Frog)
Numrendir - a Human Conjurist
Tujef, Numrendir's sidekick and a Human 3rd level Zealot of Thor (recently converted to Zealot)
Curly - Insane Keeper a.k.a 1st level Paladin and Elefus' other Sidekick (a Gargoyle really wouldn't do).
Twitch - Raised from the Dead (twice) Treasure Hunter.
Gargoyle - Elefus's hench person (demoted from Sidekick)
Rubbio - Redeemed Footpad
Sum Dum Gai - Male 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
Won Hung Lo - Male 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
Bang Mi - Female 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
Stin Ki Poo - Male 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
Yu Too Fat - Male 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
No Tsmo King - Female 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
Hu Yu Hai Ding - Male 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
MISSING or CAPTURED CHARACTERS (PCs or NPCs)
Junkbot Jackson - a Human Tracker/Adept
Gerry Castagere, Human Fingersmith, and ever loving devotee of Elefus
Fundisha - a Half-Elf Swordsperson
Sir Weasel, Human Guild Soldier, Warlock, & Champion (he stayed back in BlackMoor)
- and nine Pilgrim henchmen of various levels. (They wear hoodies.)
Slade Wilson - Dwarven Professional (Left behind at Catan)
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