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Re: The Impostor
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2016, 11:45:22 AM »
Not immediately, perhaps after a day, Ellic asks Sernene and Mallory, "There is an Animal Guard that lives in Kennel.  He watches over hunting dogs I believe.  What of him?"

Mallory responds, "I have not heard from him in months, which is longer than usual, but I wasn't concerned."
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« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2016, 11:46:23 AM »
Ellic also reports later, "My information tells me that delivers of slate, wood, and other things from Cheadsolas and the nearby towns has not changed dramatically recently.  I am looking more closely at it, but that will take time."
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« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2016, 01:03:20 PM »
Can someone post a recap of what happened for Ajax.
After extracting the victims from the rubble and tending to their wounds, the "mayor" and a mass of angry villagers confronted us and demanded to know our intentions. They were not very receptive to our style of diplomacy (blunt honesty). We were asked not to leave town until the local leadership could convene and sort this out. We complied, mostly because they were justified in blaming us for the improvised demolition.

We spent the night interrogating the pixie we captured. Haas exhibited tremendous restraint in his tolerance of the pixie's hostility, until the part were it spit on him - after which Haas helped it go to sleep for a few hours. In the morning, Saladien took over the interrogation (under close scrutiny), and through persistence learned that the pixies were sent by Scalehome to this town to maintain its state of perpetual blissful ignorance using their fey trickery (memory loss arrows) on all 50,000 residents. They have been doing so in this town and to 3 of the 4 neighboring villages for 9 months, and had only 3 months remaining before they were finished their deployment; this pixie had no knowledge of what was going to happen then. In return for its cooperation, we promised to get it back home to the Beastlands using Ajax's Gate ability, and figured we could thin out the fey infestation by offering Ajax's interplanar Uber services to any fey in the area that want to go home.

After the interrogation, we were summoned to the judge's hall to address the destruction of the house. A cleric of Celetal, Sernene, listened to our story and concluded that we believed what we were saying, but was incredulous about the fey infestation. She also referred to Balinhost as a foreign land, which raised our suspicion that she was a victim of the fey's memory loss. After paying a nominal fine (which Valizar will repay to Haas in hit points), Haas and Sernene spoke privately. Haas convinced her to accept a Heal spell to purge her memory loss, which was successful. The memories that returned to her were mostly dealt with external happenings (trade, Balinhost, Scalehome). We escorted her through town, where we confirmed the extent of the problem with people passing by.

We spotted the person who we thought was the mayor, but with Sernene 's restored memory, she indicated that the mayor was in fact an entirely different person. We confronted the imposter, who tried to flee ethereally. Thanks to Ash's keen senses, Grant's ability to punch people into paralysis through the planes, and Haas blessings, the imposter was subdued and restrained.

Before things got even uglier, we grabbed our 2 prisoners and took everyone, including Sernene and the local grovetender, back to Balinhost to regroup.

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Re: The Impostor
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2016, 03:06:00 PM »
Nice recap, 50xp to Haas.
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Re: The Impostor
« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2016, 05:22:23 PM »
Was Mallory ever given a Heal spell?
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« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2016, 06:38:07 PM »
Mallory still needs one.

Part of the recap that was missed.  Saladien also received a heal spell and remember some fine details of his experience in scalehome which he had forgotten.  DMDerek can you recap them again.  I don't remember everything from the session. 

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« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2016, 09:56:18 PM »
Was Mallory ever given a Heal spell?
Haas will do that once we're back in Balinhost. I give him the standard warning.

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Re: The Impostor
« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2016, 12:23:17 PM »
Mallory still needs one.

Part of the recap that was missed.  Saladien also received a heal spell and remember some fine details of his experience in scalehome which he had forgotten.  DMDerek can you recap them again.  I don't remember everything from the session.

You remembered that there were Wugs in Scalehome (although that is not a new thing, there has always been a community of them there).

You remembered flights of Sakor'akai in Scalehome.

In general, it appears as if the existence or preponderance of certain races in Scalehome was hidden from you.  You now remember also seeing Vass there as well.
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Re: The Impostor
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2016, 12:28:50 PM »
Haas will do that once we're back in Balinhost. I give him the standard warning.

The morning after you have slept a night in Balinhost, you Heal Mallory.  he spends a long time quiet after the spell.  When he speaks, he has a different tone.

"I do not think my brothers in Habastly will share the sentiment, but I side with Balinhost now.  I can Transport via Plants, and worse."  He returns leaves and goes and spends time in the wilderness.

Sernene, when she sees him, thinks to all, "I have not seen him angry in this way ever and I have known him all my life."  Note that she is near 60 in appearance.
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Re: The Impostor
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2016, 08:31:45 PM »
When we are assembled in the hall, free of fey, Ajax says: "Just so there is no confusion, I cannot send the Fey into the Beastlands or Arborea for that matter. I can open a gate in the general vicinity of the Beastlands Gate, as the town has been laid waste, but both the Arborean and Beastlands gates are besieged. I bring this to your attention as I cannot lie to anyone, to say nothing of sending them unwittingly to their doom."

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Re: The Impostor
« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2016, 09:34:15 PM »
When we are assembled in the hall, free of fey, Ajax says: "Just so there is no confusion, I cannot send the Fey into the Beastlands or Arborea for that matter. I can open a gate in the general vicinity of the Beastlands Gate, as the town has been laid waste, but both the Arborean and Beastlands gates are besieged. I bring this to your attention as I cannot lie to anyone, to say nothing of sending them unwittingly to their doom."

What they want you to do is open a Gate to the Seven Heavens, and then one from the Seven Heavens to the Beastlands.
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Re: The Impostor
« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2016, 09:41:10 PM »
What they want you to do is open a Gate to the Seven Heavens, and then one from the Seven Heavens to the Beastlands.

They must all be aligned with the Light. If their spirits would be attuned to Limbo they will find the journey unpleasant to say the least.  It would be helpful if they elected a leader who they would follow. I will not be responsible for their fates if they wander off on the Celstial Mount.

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Re: The Impostor
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2016, 09:43:46 PM »
They must all be aligned with the Light. If their spirits would be attuned to Limbo they will find the journey unpleasant to say the least.  It would be helpful if they elected a leader who they would follow. I will not be responsible for their fates if they wander off on the Celstial Mount.

The idea is that the Fey that talked to them will go out and tell the others of a way 'home'.  The only ones that would agree would be ones that would want to go there.  No Shadow Fey would agree.
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Re: The Impostor
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2016, 11:07:38 PM »
The idea is that the Fey that talked to them will go out and tell the others of a way 'home'.  The only ones that would agree would be ones that would want to go there.  No Shadow Fey would agree.

Hmmmm. . . That seems foolish. Though I do not fear my own death, it seems an easy way either to go to an ambush or invite infiltration into one of our strongholds

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Re: The Impostor
« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2016, 08:47:45 AM »
Hmmmm. . . That seems foolish. Though I do not fear my own death, it seems an easy way either to go to an ambush or invite infiltration into one of our strongholds


Vor'Ruk speaks up " Stubborn as always Ajax, the Fey would only leave for a way all the way home, to the Beastlands.  They don't want to cross lines. "
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