Games are now on Thursday night sometime after 5:30PM at World's Best Comics, 9714 Warwick Blvd Newport News, Virginia 23601.
We had the popular Steak and Cheese pizza this time. Unfortunately the meeting room downstairs was full of stock and we had to go upstairs where it was unbearably hot. It should be different Tomorrow.
Looking for persons to Play the NPC encounters in this scenario. No pressure, no character building just the willingness to use your power and influence.
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This story being a week old, I've smoothed over some details to make it follow sometimes with fabrications. So marked with double ** symbols.
Last session we left the party in a quandry, whether to align themselves with Madame Velona, or the Mayor.
Albeit the current situation had to be played out. Gratefully accepting the Key to the City, a small stone shaped looking key with some inset jewels. The party decided to have it mounted. They took it to Jaded Delights, the town jeweler and left it there under contract. **
Fishing for clues the had another audience with Velona. "See I told you so. That house WAS dangerous, and it was owned by the Mayor." One the questions the party responded with, "Yes but it was only a piece of property. We don't actually 'know' if the Mayor planted that monster." To which she said, "Let me give you another clue, go check the City Records, every citizen who has filed a complaint with the City has disappeared. And anyone who didn't check out the Mayor's property was last seen going into the Butcher Shop."
The party goes back to City Hall to check the records, sure enough the last three personages, the Bowyer, the Tanner, and the Tinker all filed complaints and were last seen going into the Butcher Shop. The fact they were missing was well matched by the "Have You Seen Me?" drawings on the daily delivery of milk cartons. (Now that the children have returned.)
They met the next to be complainer in City Hall, the local mortician who was about to complain business is falling off. They convinced him to hold off on his complaint. **
They decided to visit the Butcher themselves. What they found was a completely average looking Dexter-like butcher. Hanging in the back were completely normal looking sides of beef, pork, lamb, human, and dwarf.
So they kidnapped the butcher and took him to the mortician where they waterboarded him until he confessed.
At this point I gave the GM's butcher description to one of the Players and have him pretend to be the butcher. (It was hilarious.) It turned out the Butcher was simply insane and had no knowledge of any Mayoral plot. Sending Elefus out into the mortician's foyer to avoid guilt by association, they party simply killed the wayward butcher and burned him up in the incinerator.
Having thus explained to the mortician's satisfaction how he was losing business, they thanked the mortician for his incendiary services picked up Elefus on their way out and left.
(Jacko noticed the incinerator burned without any fuel. But we'll save that for later. I needed to introduce another plot device.)
Outside, they were approached by the previously seen orange and black striped cat. Introducing itself as "Stickypaws", the cat made an offer to help. It said it was once a Thief that Velona has cast a spell on and warned the party that both the Brothel and the City Hall were deadly traps. Velona is a Demon Succubus accompanied by two Sedusas. The Mayor, his Wife and the Deputy Mayor are all Dopplegangers. Leading the party to a sandbox at the back of the local Church, it dug up five potions of Extra Healing and a Stone of Good Luck. All it wanted in return was to be turned back into a human which should be accomplished by at least killing Velona, the caster of the spell.
As the last thing, the party made it back to Jaded Delights and found the jeweler dead, as well as his two guards. The Key to the City was mounted as contracted however.
++++ OUT OF CHEESE ERROR ++++
++++ CHARACTER ROSTER ++++
CHARACTERS (New players on top.)
Jacko, an Albino Dork Elf, a Tout.
Blake, a Human Slip.
Vixine Numar, a Marked Human
Aerys, an Elvariel, a Larcenist.
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)
Gnomex, A first level Altar Boy of Geardal Ironhand.
Sum Dum Gai - Male 2nd level Monk (a.k.a. Brother)
Won Hung Lo - Male 2nd level Monk (a.k.a. Brother)
Bang Mi - Female 2nd level Monk (a.k.a. Sister)
MISSING or CAPTURED CHARACTERS (PCs or NPCs)
Gargoyle (Henchperson, demoted from Sidekick, out of town on business, acting as courier to BlackMoor.)
Numrendir - a Human Conjurist - Gone off to BlackMoor to check his Investment Account
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)
++++ RECORD KEEPING ++++
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