I BR a 14.
I am ready for action.
Literally. It's Not A Dirty Euphanism.
Ok, you decide to take a quick look around. I mean, with Mick on guard, what could be wrong here?
You head on in, go over to the elevator, and descend to the interesting part down below the sea depths.
The place is different. The place is lit with soft blue light, interacting nicely with the surge of the water through the glass of the walls. Strange sea creatures float just outside.
"Welcome to Subsea Station One
," says a disembodied female voice.
The walls are wet. The air is cool and very humid. So much so that cold sweat forms on your foreheads. The walls aren't so much water wet as slimy wet. An odor of plant life fills your noses.
Ezekiel the demon is still down here. He looks at you for a second. You feel your brains being searched. He grins.
"Welcome back. Heh heh. Wondered when you guys would show up. The bosses have been pretty interested in, well, whatever you got." Toothy grin.
"Where's Thaka?" More brain reading. "Hmm, too bad. Well, you know what they say. 'Life's a bitch. Then one tries to kill you.' I think you're in for a big surprise." He shuts up and leans back against the wall, and bounces his ball a couple times.
Everyone roll a d20.
Labels: ezekiel the demon, subsea station one
I'm with you on that, KT... we can't let that poor girl get juiced. That'd be sad.
Are you sure we shouldn't at least take a look around here? I suppose time is of the essence, but still... seems like something
has happened since we were last here.
Oh, Damn. that's mad cash, Sirs.
Ok, so three mercenaries took the girl from Tzalbourg. That's on the North side of Gorgos. We are on the South. It's my guess they are going to take the girl to be Juiced at Mammon's Point, Sirs. Fortunately, that's just West of the GMI. -Very close.
I say we go to Mammon's Point and check out the scene. If we don't find the Princess, let's sail around the West side of Gorgos to Tzalbourg.
Meanwhile, perhaps Mr. Vanilli could try to root up any info in Twilos about such a plot.
The CoC is going to have it's last issue soon.
Mr. Jack, plot a course for Mammon's Point!
Okay Azoth, you talk to the Blue Knight.
BK: G'DAY GOVERNOR. NICE DAY INNIT? WELCOME BACK, BLOODY FINE BEAUT OF A RIG YOU GOT THERE NOW.
You ask him what's going on.
BK: OH NOT MUCH YOU KNOW HOW IT GOES. WHAT'S GOING ON WITH YOU?
You ask him who he is. He looks confused.
BK: EH, BEEN OFF THE FIRM FOR A BIT NOW SQUIRE? WELL LET ME HAVE THE PLEASURE OF MAKING YOUR ACQUAINTANCE AGAIN. NAME'S DODGETT. HEH HEH, NOT DODGE-EY
. MICK DODGETT, PRIVATE FIRST CLASS IN TH' BLUE KNIGHTS. OL' STRABO'S SECURITY FORCE, CAN'T COMPLAIN, CAN'T COMPLAIN. KEEPS THE DRAUGHTS FULL AND THE WIFE FAT AND QUIET, EH GOV'NR? HEH HEH.
You go for the door.
BK: LET ME GET THAT FOR YA, BRUV.
He opens the door. Looks like this guy is a cop, in metallic blue full plate mail with a dragon emblem on the breastplate.
Inside, you see a little reception area has been set up. The guy's got a card table and a plasma-screen TV. On the TV is a breaking news report.
The local news is showing footage taken by a cellphone camera of a young girl abducted by three strangers. The little girl is Princess Onze! The news says that the Princess has just been kidnapped by three mercenaries near Tzalbourg, on the main island across from Gorgos. On the bottom is a scrolling news flash:ROYAL FAMILY ISSUES REWARD FOR RETURN OF PRINCESS ONEZ: 20,000 GP
It then cuts to footage of a large dirigible landing in a field, and five cool guys get out... it's the Chums of Charon! A message on the screen says 'LIVE FROM THE PARADISE FAIRY ISLAND... THE CHUMS OF CHARO!'.
A reporter interviews them, and the Chums say that they're off to save the Princess. Fans can read all about it in the next comic book, ha ha. They get back in their airship and fly off.
BK: OH THOSE CHUMS, RUDDY GOOD WORK, INNIT? RUDDY GOOD
. DID YOU READ THE LAST ISSUE, 'THE CHUMS OF CHARON AND THE DARING ESCAPE FROM THE MINES OF TITAN!'? FANTASTIC WORK, THAT.
Anyway, a large albatross circles overhead a few times before landing, clumsily. It's got a huge helmet on, with all sorts of wires and antennae. KT, it drops something in your hand. It's a package and a note.Dear the Mr Boss,Hello from the smely caves!! It is me Mr Stavos Vanilli with my latest new inversion. It is something I think you will be find the liking of this. It is not this bird fellow ha ha!!!! He is the previous new latest best inversion. But the new best is the.... CB!!! You please will find the bird has a CB from you. CB!!!! It stands for 'communications, baby!'!!!!!!!!! Yup!! It is so that I can keep you CB'd of all the latest new developings and informations here in the Twilos Factory. Yes please take the joy out of the CB. I hope you and your wife are doing the best.Cheers,Mr. Stavos Vanilli
Sure enough the bird gives you a CB radio and flies away.
Labels: blue knight, charo, chums of charon, princess onze, strabo
Can we go back to the area where the Prince was being juiced? I remember there was some critter that roared really loud, and there was an underground temple. Sounds interesting.
other than that, just story line us into something, in my opinion.
I'll talk to this mysterious blue knight. I ask him what's going on, who he is, etc.
Dwarves riding manatees? That's extremely badass.
Okay, you sail around the lighthouse. Like I said, all is quiet, nothing of note except for the blue knight standing guard at the door.
As for the stuff on the sea floor... uh, it's out to sea, and on the sea floor. 'Swimming' isn't the prof you want. A few classes at the Bayville Community Pool doesn't turn you into Cousteau. It's probably 100 feet down in choppy ocean water.
The captain's name is Handsome Jack, and he's got a crew of four Sea Dwarfs. Like dwarves, but they're blue with sea green hair and they ride manatees and shit like Aquaman.
Famous last words, you ready to reroll Dag?
Oh Hellz yes. Back in business.
Let's not forget about that underwater area that was protected by the demon:
"Far off, you see an undersea domed building at the end of the glass hall. Looks like you can't get there without going past the giant demon." (from 11-22-06)
I bet we could bypass the demon by coming at it from the sea above... I can swim... how deep is it Rob?
I'll let TK run the show for a bit, I don't even remember what the GMI is or why we'd go here.
What? "You're there"?! Is that all the flavor text we get?
Does the GMI look inhabited? What's the name of this Captain? Is there still scaffolding about?
We sail around the lighthouse once for a good look. Then we'll see if we can get inside, either through the door, or up the scaffolding.
Back To The GMI
No, you never found out why the Prince got juiced. No word from Vanilli just yet. You can however find a down-on-his-luck captain and some crew in Stygensport. Off you sail back to Gorgos!
Okay, it's smooth sailing back to the GMI. All quiet. Takes you a while though. Anyway, you're there... now what?
I take over the world.
It's time to jack in chummerz, let's get this thing movin
Ok, so we are Pirates. -Arrgh.
I suggest we set sail for the GMI. Thar be booty there.
Quickly, before this thing catches fire.
I'm ok with storylining. I'd like to get the boat back to shore, I know it might take awhile, maybe I can control currents with my druid magic or something?
Then I'd like to post a Want Ad for a captain...preferably a fellow druid, maybe one specialized in water magic? Free room and board, decent pay, adventure, travel, etc. Maybe that will attract someone?
What else is going on at the island...any new potential quests? Did we ever learn why the Prince was being juiced? Any word from Vanilli?
The Continuation Of H3
Okay, we're back on-line. Been pretty quiet here.
You guys have a boat. It's not on fire. It's a bit ramshackle, and as far as I know, none of you have any Sailing or Navigating NWPs.
Anyone want to press on? Or should I storyline you guys into something?
I buy a Drow Elf Ranger.
I buy a hunting tiger.