Innocent or Guilty

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

GM Summary

Meal – Hamburgers, and the late snack was Tuna Salad; with desert being gummy worms, chocolate cookies, and other assorted candies.

Players Present

  • Yon Yonsin (Played by Mike)
  • Gabrielle (Played by Bekah)
  • Liam (Played by Nick)
  • Harold (Played by Conor)
  • Felix (Played by Matt K.)

Session 4 Notes

Recap to come soon… this GM is still recovering from last game… ;)

  • Recap last session
  • Characters find themselves in a common gathering room (Like the Harry Potter Series)
  • More characters visit Merrick in his Aquarium Study
  • News of a missing Girl and more attacks on the farms
  • Found the Big Bad Wolf performing a Strange Ritual with a kidnapped girl in a Mushroom Ring
  • Made it to the Realm of the Fey
  • Five days till Liam’s Public Wedding to the lovely Duchess Chi

Player Summary

Session Recorder by Mike

We ended the cutscene with Liam storming out of the library. Pissed. He wants to go watch clouds. He was so upset that he ended up in this room, which is new.

Yon and Benley get back to the manor. Gabrielle, Felix, and Harold all return as well.

Everybody ends up in a room similar to the Gryffindor common room. The furniture is scattered not just around the room but in different levels around the room. Gabrielle tries to jump up to the high furniture, Yon stands and takes in the whole scenery of the room. Felix and Harold climb the plush furniture and try jumping up and down. FIRST TO THE TOP WINS!

Benley is standing scratching his head in silence.

Liam is perplexed. Gabrielle invites liam to the top of the room, but he goes to a plushy chair. Felix tells Gabrielle to speak slower, and she slows her words patronizingly. Liam shouts “silence!” but doesn’t waste the spellpoints to cast anything on her. Yon facepalms.

Nobody knows why they’re here, but harold is the first to mention anything. There are pocket pies on a table nearby, Gabrielle leaps onto a cushy chair near the table, and bounces off landing nearby. The eternal teenagers eat as well as they can. Felix continues to climb as high as he can. The higher he goes, the higher the roof gets, subtly, with more furnature near it. Then, mystically, he lowers along with the furnature, so the roof is really the same height, but Felix only thinks the roof gets higher. Yon watches this and wonders to himself “Good Tyr what have I gotten myself into.” After a while Felix pulls out a book and starts reading. Gabrielle asks about what happened at the Garrison with Yon, and Yon explains. There are doors in and out of here, and Yon figures to go in one specifically going to find Merrick. The study with the fish that are swimming in midair. A large shark swims by him. Merrick is sitting with a pipe half in his mouth reading a book. Yon requests a word, and Harold walks in saying “Hey whiskers” Merrick respons “Flabberghast.” Yon says “Pardon me?” MErrick says “you said you wanted a word. that’s a word.” Yon asks about the wolf which “fled” his presence. Merrick doesn’t know anything about it. On his way out, a fish goes to nibble on Yon, trying to ‘clean’ him like cleaner fish do.

Harold looks around at the fish “Shouldn’t these be in water?” Merrick replies “They are in water.” Harold shakes his head confused. Felix reads some books. Liam goes to his cloudwatching space.

Liam actually did explain he wishes to fight the bad with Yon. Felix then joins. Harold and Gabrielle say they wish to sleep before fighting the wolf. Yon hears a bell in his room. Yon excuses himself, and hears a bell in his room. Felix reads about wolves, but doesn’t read about anything like the large wolf he faced. Yon opens his door, and Gabby and Harold join reluctantly, but Yon explains rest is essential to their quest. we all rest. Night falls, morning breaks.

Yon is on a quest to fix the broken day. Yon goes to the dining room, where amazingly enough, there is breakfast. Wherever we usually sit is our breakfast of choice. Yon’s breakfast is high in fiber, with prune juice. We eat. Benley is mysteriously absent. Harold’s breakfast consists of lots of pot pies. Liam eats only half his meal. Harold wants to know when to move out, Yon says “as soon as possible.” The teens move to the same spot they thought they found the wolves in the first time. There is a voice in the forest. “Throw down your weapons and surrender.” Yon shouts back “On who’s authority?” “On mine ya bloody blaggart!” Liam sees at least six men with bows about to shoot us. Yon grabs his sheild. Initiative!

Gabrielle goes to climb the tree. Rawr! She misses. Harold goes to a different badguy. He misses. Liam goes to attack yelling “bogga bogga bogga” and hits. Felix attempts to mental contact yet another, and contacts, making him hold action. Harold is hit with a shortsword. Felix is missed. Liam is hit very mildly. Gabrielle is hit. The held guard is stunned. Yon moves up to his attacker, drawing his sword, and misses. Harold feints but misses his attack. Gabrielle tumbles and goes to attack who Harold is attacking. Felix attempts to psychic shout two baddies, one hits the other misses. Yon is critically hit. They miss liam. Yon intimidates his opponent, and hits him. Gabrielle critically hits Harold’s first opponent, backstabbing and dropping him. Harold hits the badguy trying to attack Felix, and hits him in the back. Liam hits his target. Yon is missed. Yon intimidates his target, but misses his attack. Gabrielle kills her target. Harold holds action Liam moves to sonic burst the two that Felix has been effectively incapacitating. Felix psychic shouts the one that the sonic burst did not stun. Yon’s assailant runs away, yon runs toward the stunned individual. Gabrielle moves to slay the stunned opponent after asking Yon “should I kill him?”, and does. Felix was mentally contacted by someobody who just died. This brings back traumatic memories. We all notice that Felix collapses sobbing, saying “Alias!” Yon raises an eyebrow as Liam runs to him to console him, Felix shouts “Get away from me!” and shoves Liam. Felix’ hand goes to his necklace, which looks to have been altered to be longer to fit Felix. Harold asks Felix “What’s the matter?” Harold asks Gabby “Who is Elias?” and Gabby says that must have been the name of the guy she just killed. Harold says she shouldn’t have killed him. Gabrielle says that Yon told her to.

Felix talks about Alias, and Liam attempts to lay hands on Felix, but Felix recoils and shouts “Stay away from me!” again. Liam explains he’s just trying to help, but it doesn’t work that well, as Felix claims that Liam “did this to her.” explaining he killed her. Liam provokes Felix, and gets a psychic blast to the face. Yon stays silent, and Harold backs away. Liam explains that Felix has the intent to kill, and Liam wishes that Felix didn’t. Felix says “large words from someone who just killed my friend” responding to the delusion. Yon tries to explain things to Liam, telling him the majority did not see what you saw. Felix agrees to come back for treatment, and the party head back to town. As we are approaching the town, Felix begins to have a headache, and feels like he got hit by a horse. Yon states “as far as I know you have no reason to be mentally injured.” Gabrielle asks about Alias, explaining the situation. Felix explains that Alias has been gone for seven years. (we left the unconscious body in the forest, accidentally.) Liam hears a small voice in the alley he’s passing through (because he’s ahead of us since he stormed off.) “No master, no!” An old guy was beating what appears to be a seven year old with a cane. Liam’s eyes go black, and says “You chose the wrong day to mess with someone.” And the old guy responds “Get out of here, freak.” Liam hits him and downs him, asking if the kid is okay, and tries to heal the kid, who gets up and runs down the alley. Liam shouts to him not to go back to that master again. The rest of the party get back to the manor. In the foyer, The butler materializes from a wall, to Harold and Gabrielle’s chagrin, and looks at harold saying “young master is very injured.” Harold shrugs it off, Gabrielle is upset that Harold went alone at first. Harold is taken to a room with solid stone floor and hole in the floor, filled in with mud. Harold climbs in, making sure he knows there’s a bottom and he can get back out, and he falls asleep. Gabrielle follows. Yon uses lay on hands on himself and goes to his room to rest. The butler explains “you can get out miss.” but when Gabrielle asks about Harold, he’s still sleeping. she gets dressed, and two hours later, Harold is told he can get out too. He gets dressed, and goes to eat in the common room. Felix went to the library and read a book, falling asleep. Yon wakes up and feels refreshed. He seeks out the others, going to the common room. The butler taps Yon on the shoulders, and has a note for Yon. Yon takes it, and thanks the butler, reading the note afterwards. A farming family was attacked by a pack of wolves, one fatality ensued, and a girl went missing. (it’s a guard report) And asks to help find the others so they may try yet again. Harold Yon and Gabrielle walk into the library and find Felix unaware of our presence. Yon asks to attempt yet again to slay the evil wolf. Felix agrees, and walks around the giant landing to Yon. Does anyone know where Liam is? We think we want to go to Liam, and we end up outside on steps to a balcony, where Liam is laying down just cloud watching, giving no attention to the teens. Harold calls to Liam, and Liam asks why do they need him, Yon responds “the more the merrier. can’t you see I’m merry?” and Liam grumbles and agrees to go. The teens go to the new scene of the new fatality. Yon allows Harold to think he’s leading the group. We get to the scene of the attack. The farmer’s wife and one boy are there. They’re showing that the girl was kidnapped from her room, her window was broken into by a big wolf with red eyes. there’s blood still splattered everywhere. we find tracks outside the window, and follow them. The tracks split into two groups. They attempt to aid eachother in tracking, and get confused because we think the tracks become more numerous. Harold wonders aloud if there are more. Felix smells smoke, and the rest of us smell a change in the air. We follow the smoke. Harold tries to be stealthy. Gabrielle tries to be stealthy as well. Liam also tries to be stealthy. Yon does not. Harold and Gabrielle find a clearing with wolves, two bonfires, some henchmen, the kidnapped girl in the middle of a ring of mushrooms, and a scraggly man in the thick of it incanting something. The man’s eyes do not appear to be red, but the bonfire may be concealing that. Harold moves back to the rest, and stops them, informing of the situation. Yon draws sword and shield. Gabrielle (still ahead) notices after Harold leaves that the man starts glowing red. Liam tries to be stealthy. Gabrielle tries to advance stealthily, and gets close enough to hit a rock at the red glowy guy. It bounces off. She throws a dagger as the others approach. It hits the mark exactly, and he stops chanting at a final word, as his eyes glow red and he changes into a big bad wolf. INITIATIVE. Gabrielle is noticed by the wolves in unison. (Hive mind) as she monkeys around in the trees. Harold tries getting to Gabby. The tree they’re hiding in tries to entangle them. Gabrielle is massively hurt, Harold got a little hurt. Yon runs up to the wolves. Felix psychic blasted one of the wolves. Liam does a soundburst. Yon gets hit for massive amounts of damage by three of the henchmen rogues.

Gabrielle moves a half move. Harold attacks a wolf, flanking it. The big bad moves over to the ring of mushrooms, he and the girl disappear. Gabrielle gets hurt. Yon hits one brigand. Felix aims at another with a psychich “ha-do-ken” and misses, Liam gets upset and hits a thug. Thugs take 5 foot steps backward after attacking Yon and missing. Gabrielle is hit by a wolf and is nearly prone. Yon does a lay on hands on himself while cursing the cowardly druid-wolf. Felix apports Gabrielle out of the brush to near Yon. Liam kicks the rogue in the head which at this point was overkill. Gabrielle passes out. Liam is laying on hands on Yon, then goes for Harold who is moving back through entanglement, and heals him too. The blue ring appears to have lost it’s glow. Yon searches the bandit and find nothing of immediate interest. Liam carries him back to the gates, and is questioned by the guards. “he is involved with the wolf case.” Yon eloquently explains the situation. The Seargeant offers a cell to put the unconscious man in. They do. Yon asks for the captain, who will be back in the morning. Liam incants, and tells yon to interrigate the man. Yon asks “why did you kidnap that girl” “The master wanted her.” “Why did the master want her?” “He wanted to sacrifice her to the dark Fey” “what is the dark fey?” “opposite of the good fey” “Which specific dark fey?” “I don’t know.” “So who is your master?” “He calls himself the big bad wolf.” “Where did your master go with the girl?” “To fairyland.” “How do we get there?” “You go through the fairy ring.” “Do we need anything special in order to travel through this fairy ring?” “I don’t know.” “Do you know someone who can activate the ring other than the big bad wolf” “No.” “Do you know if it’s in another dimension” “I don’t know.” Felix has read that you need to pour fine wine over the ring in order to activate it. The party unanimously decide to rest until they can talk to the captain. There’s a note in the middle of the table at breakfast. Liam hands Yon the mail. Three farms got sacked, and three girls got kidnapped. There were also many casualties. Yon immediately leaves, and goes to the Garrison, with everybody else behind him. The captain is there, and Yon explains that martial law should be enacted to assure all young girls below marital age are taken to the castle for protection. Yon asks for wine, and the captain writes a note for the flying unicorn to give Yon a bottle of wine. The party excuses themselves, and go to the Flying Unicorn, which surprisingly has clean floors, and intact walls. They actually sell fine wines and upscale food. There are bouncers, who demand Yon’s pass. He shows them. A man behind the bar walks over to Yon saying “well you’re a little young to drink but what can I do for you?” “I need some fine wine in order to fight evil.” And the bartender sashays away, He comes back carrying a bottle with dust on it, saying “Charles owes me big for this one.” and Yon thanks him and says “this will help me fight evil.” And leaves. The group go back to the fairy ring, and when we get there we notice the bonfires are out, the entanglements are gone, and the ring of mushrooms is still there. Felix attempts to replicate the procedure from the book. Felix calls for Yon, who doesn’t want to drink. Liam explains the process: Pour some in the circle, pour some on yourself, and drink some. Felix tells everybody to stand in the circle. He pours the wine in the circle, and the circle glows. We all appear on a road, there is an archway behind us and a road going off. We’re in a shadowy realm with just a spell. We walk until we go through another archway. On the other side, the scenery changes, and…

Weddings and Wolves!

Quick intro of the new players, Matt and Ian. Got the Chinese ordering done for a later lunch meal.

Our Cast for this game:
  • Gabrielle (Played by Rebekah)
  • Harold (Played by Conor)
  • Yon (Played by Mike)
  • Liam (Played by Nick)
  • Felix (Played by Matt K.)
  • Benley (Played by Ian)

And so we began the game: “Harold, Harold! I had the strangest dream….” as Gabrielle recounts her tall tail of being in another place with a talking squirrel on a flying lizard whilst fighting fanged monkeys… Though their may be something to the story as she is sporting a new Ring.

For the second time in a few days, the party is summoned to lunch with Merrick. He seems a little perplexed at the fact he’s being invited to a wedding. The groups stumbles over themselves trying to tactfully explain the events of last time, but jumble it badly down to the dress being ruined which is why it was rescheduled. Being ever so generous, Merrick invites the party to share in the ‘ceremony’ of the wedding again, and the courtly ball afterward. The group was again sent to retrieve the Wedding Dress from the Dressmaker and to meet at the Cathedral for the ceremony. Lucius was flaming as ever, of course Harold, Liam and Yon stayed outside this time, while Benley and Felix came rushing out as quickly as possible, feeling violated on some deeper level, leaving Gabrielle to carry the dress out herself.

The group takes the dress to the Castle without fuss and then makes their way to the Cathedral where Merrick is already sitting and awaiting them. The wedding goes smoothly with more protections this time around, complete with Wall of Force and armed guards. After the Wedding, the group is swept to the Reception where the group mingles amongst the nobles, some fair better then others…

  • Liam is singled out by an exotic beauty of perhaps 17 years of age, her almond eyes are very unique in the crowd. Speaking to Liam alone in a foreign language, he stammers out such things as, “uh yeah, you’re very nice”, “Uh huh” and other positive responses, not knowing what he is replying to… After lengthy conversation she puts her hands together kisses him on both cheeks and bows deeply to him.
  • Gabrielle finds her shyness melt away as she discusses the horrid conditions on the streets, then later she is swept away by a perfect noble gentlemen, who is very gracious with her lack of formal dance training. He seems very much enthralled with her.
  • Benley is cornered by four young ladies and finds that his protective food plate has been taken from him and he’s escorted to the dance floor where one such young lady dances with him. He dances with grace and ability only found in natural talents. However, he conspires to dance towards Harold and passes her off before she realizes what has happened.
  • Harold finds himself speaking of politics, dodging engagement proposals and such, and then finds he’s dancing with a young woman who was recently dancing with Benley…
  • Yon artfully dodges the nobles and discusses things politely. Though he fails to notice his friends falling into traps of the young nobles. Or the fact that some have agreed to things they didn’t even realize.
  • Felix finds his discussions dry and boring, though he holds his own. The nobles find his topics rather boring and leave him be after while.

Merrick approaches Harold, Yon and Felix and let them know he is going home, he tells them to enjoy the evening and try to return together.

After that he disappears. Yon begins to overhear rumors of the farmers being shredded outside the city walls. He gathers up his accosted friends and goes forth at the late hour to investigate.

Waking up a farmer, Yon learns that the next farmstead was attacked in such a manner. Yon drags his companions to the next farmstead and investigate. The barn is a scene from a slaughter, barn animals are slaughtered in various ways, some are more recent than others… the flies are thick and the smell is rancid. Gabrielle and Felix lose the contents of dinner and remain outside. Finding rather large paw prints, they discuss going towards the nearby forest.

Rather compulsively, they go to the forest. Traveling some distance they hear the howls of wolves. Pressing onward the lone scout (Benley) is attacked by two wolves… regular looking to the group, and definitely not evil. Gabrielle slays one easily, and then the rest of the group kill the second wolf. A large Wolf appears, howls (sending shivers down their spines, and the two recently dead wolves get back to their feet and press on the attack. After that, Big Bad Wolf leaves.

The group drags the dead (for the second time) wolves back to the barn and maintain a vigil till morning, where they decide to return home and sleep. Upon returning they find notes inviting them to a social event at 2pm, Yon has a general invite to investigate the brutal slayings of farmers by the town guard, and Liam has an invite for lunch at 12 noon by Duchess Chi.

[Party levels up to 2nd level]

Liam rests, and then proceeds to his social gathering. Upon meeting the duchess, he casts a comprehend languages so he may understand her. He quickly learns he’s agreed to an engagement, and he will be publicly married in one week. In his attempts to back out he discovers (much to his chagrin) that he can’t say anything negative about marrying her, or trying to get out of it… He quickly leaves using the excuse they need to slay a fearsome beast.

The rest of the group goes to their 2pm social gathering where they learn of Liam’s engagement; a few of the woman show some interest in the men of the group. And the young man that danced with Gabrielle courts her some more.

Yon goes to the Captain of the guard and is briefed on the attacks, complete with where the strikes have been. He has an idea of where the next strike may happen.

Meanwhile, Liam returns to the manor, and accosts Merrick. He discovers he is in fact married, in a special ritual, but the custom dictates the consummation takes place in one week, normally after the public ceremony. Merrick seeing the desperation tries to throw cold water at Liam by telling him the only way to end the ritual is His or Her death, knowing full well that Liam would never consider such a thing. Merrick also privately knows the ritual will not allow them to attempt such a thing, nor hire another to accomplish such a deed. For the ritual is not just magic but bound with Love.

We ended at this point – 6:15pm.


Mike’s Log Entry

So this is the session recap of 8/16/09 for Innocent or Guilty.

Gabrielle awoke distraught, for she had just been released from the most interesting… well we’ll call it a Dream. In this dream, she is fighting some bad men with dark skin, pointy ears, and long gray hair. All of a sudden, a squirrel riding a lizard flies in, snatching her away with… it’s tongue?

When she awoke, she had a new ring on her finger, and her dress was noticeably ripped in several places. This was no normal dream… or WAS it a dream? Going to the galley for some food (which, for Gabrielle and Harold is often) they meet the rest of the household, which apparently has increased since their last meeting. Yon is still there, with pristine armor, along with Liam, sour face as ever, and Merrick, head of the table. New to the scene are Felix, who is lacking much muscle, and Benley, who lacks height. This is very much an interesting addition to those already seated, since Yon lacks humility, Liam lacks cheerfulness, and Harold along with Gabrielle both lack a lot of maturity. Merrick opens up by showing the party the wedding invitation and asking “Um, didn’t I already send you to this?” to which he got a rather sheepish explanation of the attempted murder of the princess and the accusation of Harold. Begrudgingly, Merrick explains that the dress must be picked up again, and he will attend, but his tone of voice implied he’s dragging the teenagers with him. The group is given two hours to prepare. During that time, Benley and Felix find rings in their quarters, Benley pockets his, Felix wears his.

Gathering the dress was rather interesting for Felix and Benley, who haven’t yet met the very impressionable Luscious – err Lucius, the dressmaker. The boys who met him shuddered to think to meet him again, so they stayed outside, but Lucius took a liking to Felix as he gave Gabrielle the dress. Was Felix part blink dog? Who knows, but he sure got outside as fast as one. Gabrielle handed the dress to Yon, who has the biggest armspan, and carried the dress to the castle. Showing the guards and the head of the servants the notes that Merrick has given the teens to show for their invitation (after Gabrielle hides behind Harold when she quips things to the guard), they all go to the cathedral where the second attempt at a wedding is held. Several spectators give the teens rude looks, which Liam returned, and received even ruder looks as a reply. The wedding was performed without a hitch, because, well, surprisingly, the princess had a small army of guards around her when she was in the ceremony. Mazel tov!

At the wedding reception, the youths decide to attempt blending in socially. Liam fails dramatically, mostly because he doesn’t wish to respond to anybody for any reason. Benley doesn’t fare much better, but at least he isn’t spitting on people. Yon converses well, but the true stars of the reception were Harold and Gabrielle, who apparently channeled the knowledge of political ramifications of adverse effects of socioeconomic protocols within boundaries of governmental monarchies. Hours pass, when several women begin to flock to both Benley and Liam, a few to Harold, and several men flock to Gabrielle. Yon finds this intriguing and concerning, but didn’t much wish to prevent it yet. Well he should have, because when one very eager woman spoke to Liam in a foreign language, Liam did not understand her but smiled and nodded. The others were not exactly having fun with their party dates, so when Yon caught wind of a rumor in which something was ripping apart livestock outside of town, when he asked them to join him in finding it, they very readily agreed, especially Liam.

General knowledge of the city allowed the youths to deduce that south is where the farmland is, so south they went, avoiding a particularly nasty part of town upon Harold’s request. Once at the farmland, they knock on the door of the house, and a gentleman ushers them in, explaining that the slaughter was on the farm of people next to his. So, the teens traveled to that farm, finding a slaughter house which should be a barn. The rancid smell of decaying flesh was so strong that Gabrielle had to lose her dinner. Pity, it was a good dinner.

Bloody corpses everywhere, some fresh, some days old, indicated something kept coming back. The 2nd floor of the barn indicated it was a wild animal who wiped their paws on the hay to keep from bloodying a path, and the burst inward window covering explains how the creature got inside. The farmer’s house was empty, so the party decides to head toward the woods. Benley was scouting ahead, somehow seeing in the dark, when he was attacked by two wolves, one of which bit him. Gabrielle, runs, jumps off a tree, flips, and stabs a wolf in the back of the head. Fatality.

Everybody decides to attempt to kill the second wolf as quickly as possible, but Gabrielle again adds one to her kill tally. Pity the youths were focused so much on that wolf, because they didn’t notice the one four times it’s size which was 30 feet away. It howled fiercely with it’s red eyes, and the two downed wolves were suddenly not downed anymore. Their eyes glowed red as well. Lovely. Undead wolves. Felix uses psychic powers against the first wolf, and Yon strikes the second one. Harold flanks the first, and Gabrielle again tries to down the second.

The quadra-sized wolf flees into the forest. Yon avoids being bitten, but Gabrielle does not. She gets hurt very badly by the attack. Felix stabs the first, Benley slices the second with his scimitar, downing it again. Yon runs after the quadra-sized wolf, and Harold downs wolf one. After searching, Yon gives up not knowing where the large wolf went. The party take the two dead undead wolves to the barn in an attempt to lure the massive one, but realize they fail when it never shows up.

Their plan fruitless, the teens go back to Merrick’s for some well-earned rest. All six teens get at least one letter, Yon gets two. Liam’s first letter is inviting him to the house of… his FIANCEE? Yon’s first letter is to invite him to the guard to assist in the defeat and capture of… oh yeah that ravenous thing which is killing at the farms. Been there, done that. The second letter, and everybody else’s only letter, is an invite to a luncheon at 2pm. Liam leaves early to figure out his new fiancée, Yon sleeps in, as do most of the rest of the teens. At the abode of Liam’s affianced, he is told by the noble woman that she was overjoyed at his acceptance of the idea of unity, and has the King’s blessing. The ensuing production of fumbling the disappointing attempt at rejection is utterly hilarious. Even admissions of homosexuality are useless against the deflective apologetics this woman uses. Fleeing from her proves also to be a challenge, as the kiss she gives him on the cheek somehow mystically induced a form of pain upon any rejection he may give to the woman from that point forward.

At the luncheon, rumor has spread that Duchess chi has become betrothed to Liam, and the youths meet up with their previous night’s dates. Benley’s stalker lunges on him, while Gabrielle’s suitor attempts to woo her. Hours go by and the party is acclimated. Yon takes his leave to go to the Barracks, and Benley asks to go with, and does.

Liam runs to talk to Merrick, while Felix walks with the mischievous Harold who teases Gabrielle, also going to Merrick.

Yon speaks with the captain, and explains the previous night’s encounter, and that the wolf is still at large. The captain understands and asks Yon to still search and dispatch the vile creature, which Yon easily agrees to, and returns to the house. At the house of Merrick, the library which strangely holds a floating fish, also has a studying Merrick who is interrupted by a distraught Liam. Liam pleads to find an evasion or loophole, but the only one that Merrick can think of is the unthinkable – dispatch the Duchess. Liam storms out angrily.

- End Mike’s Recounting.

Set up again!

Game Scheduled for July 19th

Game was scheduled to start at 12 noon and go to 6pm

Present: Bekah, Mike, Nick, Conor

Introduced the new players, and brought the characters together. Yon Yonsin (played by Mike) and Liam (player by Nick) have been established at Merrick’s residence for 5 years. They end up training in the gym together but avoid each other. They have not encountered any other occupants at the residence, though Yon discovers that there are others he has never met after a conversation with Merrick.

Harold (played by Conor) and Gabrielle (played by Bekah) have been established at the residence for two weeks, and have been training.

The Butler showed up to each character and invites them to a late lunch at 1pm. Merrick is present when they all show up. Harold and Gabrielle show up late (Harold wanted to grab a chicken pot pie for Gabby and a Peach Cobbler Pie for himself).

[Togo Sandwiches served during game play]

Harold sits and begins eating; Merrick invites the rest to eat. After the meal Merrick tells them he’s sending them to the big wedding for the Crown Princess, as his representatives. He also needs them to pick up the dress for the Crown Princess and drop it off at the palace. He then dismisses himself and leaves, leaving the group to introduce themselves as they see fit. The group leaves to their rooms to get changed, except Harrold who feels comfortable in his current outfit. Yon is the first to return and awaits the others. Gabrielle and Harold return. Gabrielle is wearing a comfortable and resplendent dress, complete with slits to aid in movement. Yon tells Harrold his attire needs to be changed. Harold reluctantly agrees and get’s changed. Liam returns shortly after Harold has returned.

  • Yon – Wearing his polished Breast Plate, with a Tabard with a strange sigil.
  • Liam – Wearing a Formal Dress GI (Eastern Style with Scrollwork embroidery, dark blue in color).
  • Gabrielle – Wearing a Formal Dress
  • Harold – Wearing a Formal Suit (Black with silver embroidery)

They shortly leave with the Letter for the Dressmaker and the Invitation for Merrick. Entering an alley way they discover thugs are blocking their path and soon are surrounded. The group quickly dispatches the ruffians. Yon makes the first Killing blow, Gabrielle makes the second… in the aftermath, Gabrielle vomits realizing she’s killed someone for the first time in her life.

Kill Count – Gabrielle, Yon and Liam with 2 each, Harold failed to kill any. Liam heals himself and Harold. Yon heals himself. Their ruined clothes seem to mend and de-stain without any intervention on the part of the group.

Pressing onward, the group reaches the Wedding Dressmaker. Inside they meet the flamboyant and flaming owner and dressmaker, Lucius. With some banter he retrieves the dress for the Crown Princess and the party retreats from the business as quickly as possible once the dress is in hand.

Making their way to the castle they drop of the dress and then get an escort to the Cathedral. Being the representatives of Merrick, they find themselves in the third aisle (pew) just behind the immediate royal family and relatives. A chance bump by a nobleman is the only excitement while waiting for the ceremony to commence.

A fanfare quickly followed by the procession marks the beginning of the Wedding. Almost on cue, at the point where the Bishop asks if any object, Harold appears to stand up and throw his ‘special’ dagger directly into the brides’ back causing her to collapse in apparent death. What Liam and Yon see is a blurred version, but otherwise see the traitorous act as well. Harold and the rest of the party are taken in for questioning. Interrogated and questioned they are surprised by the presence of special investigator Grissom (Yeah, a player threw out the CSI name so we used it, <sarcasm> thanks Mike</sarcasm>). Harold is un-divinable as the special agent seeks to discover the plot. He remarks that the culprit is easy since the ball reveals the truth of what happened according to how they saw it, not what they try to think otherwise.

A suspicion forms when the group sees a replay of the events of the wedding… Harold suspects that the “bully” was behind them being framed again. On review they discover that each party member had been touched in passing by two people and then Harold had been bumped by the disguised ‘Bully’. To clear their names (Yes, the entire group sees that they looked liked guilty accomplices according to several eyewitness accounts), they are released with magical collars that will kill them if they flee. The group returns to the original scene of the crime (THE WHAREHOUSE were it all began, at least for Harrold and Gabrielle).

Harold finds evidence of flash bombs; Yon discovers a Dagger with a malice and a true evil aura; Liam discovers windows have been broken, most likely by grappling hooks; Gabrielle discovers a trap door leading into the sewer system. The group proceeds into the sewer, and happen to discover a light and voices coming by them. Harold sneaks closer and overhears the familiar voice of the ‘Bully’ gloating on the success of getting Harold framed for the murder of the Crown Princess.

The group sneaks up behind the oblivious rogues and quickly take them down with a minimal fuss. We stopped the action there as the time was now 6 pm.

GM gives a dialogue on the fact they are able to clear their names with the guilty party in custody.

Session 1 - The Beginning...

Using Eclipse – The Codex Persona as the base of the system (d20 rule set, 3.5 edition for everything else).


Harold is played by Matt, a mouthy 15 year old. Appears human, but his friends except Gabrielle have all outgrown or left him.

Occupation – Street Urchin

Disadvantages – Broke, Irreverent and Poor Reputation

Gabrielle is played by Bekah, a mousy 15 year old girl. Appear human, but her friends except Harold have all outgrown or left her.

Occupation – Street Urchin.

Disadvantages – Broke, Poor Reputation, Dependent

The Story so far…

Our small group of two decided to start off with roguish street kids of the apparent age of 15. Barely ecking out an existence they’re overjoyed when they get a message to meet at a warehouse for a “job”.

Meeting at the warehouse, they notice other street urchins (not affiliated with the local thieves’ guild). Within minutes a loud boom and then the local constable forces are there arresting them and taking them to jail. An elderly man shows up at their jail cell and gets them set free. He explains he needs them to acquire a Talisman that will reveal the truth of the matter and clear their names as well as the other local kids.

They reluctantly agree, but demand a high price in return for their cooperation – A hot meal. The old man agrees, but tells them to buy it themselves with the money they have (Found in their ‘Geased’ bracers with a small pocket dimension which holds a money pouch).

They deduce a method of tracking down the talisman. They ‘bribe’ some beggars with a good meal and learn ‘Charles’ fenced the item. Locating Charles, they are able to get him to inadvertently reveal he sold the talisman to a Lord Gunther. They buy supplies and raid Lord Gunther’s house that night. Barely able to avoid being killed by a rug, they press onward. They locate the talisman after defeating another rug and return it to Merrick “Wrinkles” a powerful mage of some repute. (After having been tailed by “the Bully” (A local thief in the guild who had them framed for the murders of Lord and Lady Elderit).

Discovering that Merrick’s home is wholly magic they asked what should happen next, well, Merrick offered them a place to stay and training in return for doing odd jobs for him; or they could do whatever they want. They both opted to stay with the Wizard and that’s where we ended our first game.

Welcome to your Adventure Log!
A blog for your campaign

Every campaign gets an Adventure Log, a blog for your adventures!

While the wiki is great for organizing your campaign world, it’s not the best way to chronicle your adventures. For that purpose, you need a blog!

The Adventure Log will allow you to chronologically order the happenings of your campaign. It serves as the record of what has passed. After each gaming session, come to the Adventure Log and write up what happened. In time, it will grow into a great story!

Best of all, each Adventure Log post is also a wiki page! You can link back and forth with your wiki, characters, and so forth as you wish.

One final tip: Before you jump in and try to write up the entire history for your campaign, take a deep breath. Rather than spending days writing and getting exhausted, I would suggest writing a quick “Story So Far” with only a summary. Then, get back to gaming! Grow your Adventure Log over time, rather than all at once.