I don’t know how you’re gonna plug a recording of audio into chat G BT.
But more, more.
No, it has to get, it has to get transcribed.
I mean, I know that there’s transcription services.
We’re just going to assume that that exists.
It’s, it’s just the recording is the first step.
I think the most important thing is that future generations will appreciate your genius, Brad.
Yeah, I’m giving up on this.
There’s way too many taps on this one.
So we’ve got, yeah, we’ve got Sin Walsh and Serena.
No, thank you, Rena.
Oh sir, you know, I got it.
So Walsh and Serena.
and then all you are a, oh, is it a in order to avoid anyone misconstruing the name as an unintended reference to a popular deity in real life religion.
Fine but unknown in my world.
So hardly matters.
You know, I got in trouble once with my friend, right?
Because I’m in his living room and it does not surprise me for one instant that you became in trouble once for saying the wrong thing sitting in his, in his living room.
And I said, oh, that Bible, it should be up there with the rest of the science fiction.
His wife didn’t appreciate that.
He thought it was hilarious.
so anyway, so Ayla is somewhere in the city or are you maybe going to the festivities as well?
Basically everyone in the city is, is saying to each other, are you going to the festivities?
And they’re all saying?
Yes, I am.
Yes, I am.
I mean, she’s checking on her flowers that she definitely grew around town.
But are you like Johnny apple seeds?
Like you, like, planted them secretly?
And she has to, because she has to observe them to see if they’re being visited by pollinators.
You feeling that she’s gonna move on like the little hobo to some other town?
Can you bring some broccoli for me?
Yeah, I do have a bowl going in.
It’s just so hard to get up from here.
And then Laurie.
No, no, no.
So kind of like, like, like I said, inside the slack, like my basic idea for why I’m at the festival is that, you know, like, what, what, what, what I have been off going off, sort of like, independently from family, kind of like for some time trying to get started inside my career.
But, you know, kind of like, got dragged along with the festival because people just need a few small quick tasks.
I’m actually running around all over the place and kind of doing like, you know, kind of, I, yes, I mean, I, I, I can improv but you’re kind of like for a sort of merchant stall at this festival, like, what are some of the tasks that you’re kind of, you might, might get dumped on kind of a relative?
It does seem reasonable that some random event might bring us all into contact.
Yeah, that’s reasonable.
I think, I think we did establish that me and Sen Walsh knew each other somehow.
I think I knew you just because I was in a no university in a no area and you might have come into contact and then through me met, I mean, maybe one of my relatives was one of your classmates.
Have you guys figured out where the fields of do are?
So the temple of Dew is number 11, which is right here is the fields of Dew, like this big open area over here.
Like, yeah, but there’s no legend, my friend.
So, so the point.
Oh, no, no.
In the, in the, in the slack, I actually put the number.
I’m sure that you did, but I don’t remember it right now.
Let me look at it.
I’m afraid I can’t read it from here.
So I’m afraid to say a number and 35 C and 100% humility.
Not 25 35 C and S Walsh.
It’s 35 C, not 25 C.
The fields of dude, number 24.
So what do I say?
I see 25 right there.
Is this little fucking arena looking thing out here?
That’s right, isn’t it?
So arena looking.
Anyway, that area and all around it is tents and vendors and little merchants and little stalls and because everybody’s like making a buck right off of the, off of the party as one does.
But there’s also Lord tall to, to, are you sure it’s Duke?
I think it’s an N and not, it’s tall with an S OK.
So Duke Tallis is his, you know, he has long tables full of meats and bread and he has long tables full of wine and beer.
Those however are overseen.
It’s not just a health.
Well, you did say that it was like free wine and beer and food.
So when you say overseen it’s free, but it’s still dispensed by his people.
Oh, I see.
Now you guys have lived in Meat Port for probably a couple of days, let’s say.
So we’ll just assume that you have a place in somewhere and we can figure out which one in a while.
So that’s enough time for Ayla to have tried her plant plan and been frustrated by failure.
that’s sort of the, no.
Well, because she, ok, she can, she can urge the flowers to life semi immediately and then watching for two days and there’s no flies or bees that show up.
That would be, oh, is that like a real thing?
Yeah, because is making it up one of the spells is that she can create flowers to grow?
So I’m gonna, that’s one of my spells is I can urge the flowers to grow.
But then when no bees or flies show up, that’s a failure.
But in summer, so bees do show up but they’re just regular honey bees and they don’t care about the flower is only the one.
Yeah, because so the part of the issue is that regular pollinators ignore this.
So yeah, you’ve been doing that and, and a droid like a cleric like a magic user.
Basically one hour of praying to your God brings, brings the spell back.
So you can do that a lot.
So definitely at least once or twice every visit.
Every time I visit a village, you could do that.
And so you’re so you’re kind of in a funk then.
Totally, you’re in a funk.
Everybody else around you, right?
We’ve all had this experience.
You’re kind of in a funk but everybody around you is having a good time and they care about this festival, which I don’t give two shits about right now.
You OK, separately.
So you three are together, Ayla, you’re, you’re just sort of walking around a bit of a, you know, a bit of a cloud over your head.
Send Walsh, you’re sweating like a fucking bar northern barbarian in 35 degree weather.
Did you leave your clothes at the end?
In order to be less, he’s naked?
Which means, which means you have a, a cloth and you’re probably trying to get beer, I guess not the festivity.
That’s a question.
So the lineups, you know, might be wizard here.
You kind of like you gotta be careful about that.
Lineups are only medium long.
So, and they’re dispensing it pretty fast and it’s, it’s mid-morning and so it’s a festival free alcohol, midmorning, which means most people are half cut.
What does that mean?
Half cut mostly?
Kind of half, you know, you’d be, you’d be borderline if the police stopped you for driving.
And so you get your beer, you guys are hanging out.
And there’s a stall down the way that seems to have some like colorful fabric and stuff.
It looks interesting enough.
You’re vaguely wandering in that direction out.
No, you’re Laurie a you see you see a stall with like some colorful fabric.
It’s interesting also there seems to be an orc there.
I’m curious enough to check it out.
And it like not a half or an, or an or, or an orc with like there’s an orc there with a gnome and like a Elvish magic user.
And it’s like I’m gonna be a little bit cautious because my understanding of orcs from what I’ve read from our village library is that they are murderous, villainous, evil creatures that should be wiped from this earth.
So I see one not murdering or villain anyone.
And I’m curious to see what’s going on.
The stall next to the colorful fabric stall is a, is a leather goods store.
So it’s like backpacks and like fanny packs, build poaches like scabbards, that kind of shit.
As you’re walking towards the colorful fabric place, You notice there’s three hobbits surrounding another hobbit.
Now, the other thing in this town, of course is it’s 50% human and other races and 50% hobbit, right?
The, the the shire is it, it’s a hobbit territory.
So there’s a local disagreement between the little people, apparently, apparently.
three quite well dressed hobbits are surrounding another hobbit.
He’s backing away from them and, and it’s like no one’s paying any attention to it.
In fact, you see a few people look over and immediately walk in the other direction.
Just no question does.
And you’ll also see that.
Yeah, you guys are, you guys are side by side but you don’t know each other yet.
I’m using my Elf hearing and I’m trying to listen to their disagreement.
Oh, you’re an Elf, right?
Not a lot of elves here in, in meat.
I’m nonchalant, but I’m definitely listening.
Oh, you’re listening for what they’re saying?
So you sidle up, you sort of get close again.
People are not crowding around this situation.
They’re like, and as you’re, as you’re listening, you here, take it, you didn’t pay us, You’re taking this and the and the merchant says, no, no, no, I, no, don’t.
Please don’t make me take this.
I can, I, I can’t do it.
I’ll, I’ll have the money.
I promise I’ll have the money.
Give me, give me one more week, give me one more week and I’ll have the, the 100 gold pieces.
And you can see, as you get closer, you can see that one of the hobbits is like pushing a dagger at the other hobbit hilt first And the dagger is wrapped in cloth.
So this rubs me the wrong way because there was a history of organized crime in my village 200 years ago and we established strict laws to prevent against it.
So right off the bat, my hackles are raised but I still take no action.
I mean, I, I’m not a bart, I can’t just ask her off the dagger.
That was a very fun ability while I had it.
I’m in a foreign land so I gotta be careful.
But what, sorry, would I hand on hand?
Would I, would I, like, Jillian recognizes that as a curse dagger as a user?
Would I understand those things haven’t gone?
That didn’t even occur to me?
So, you’re a magic user?
You know that these, you’ve gone through hogwarts, you know, these things exist?
Somebody is pushing a dagger or somebody else held first.
I mean, we could roll it like there’s no reason to roll for that, man.
I’m, I’m on to my master’s degree.
Like there you go.
Well, you’re, you’re doing some work, you’re doing AAA work experience, what is it internship.
And like most interns you won’t return for your ambassadors.
But so, so that’s what’s going on there.
And you guys are sort of watching this happen?
Oh oh, I’m gonna roll some dice.
Before I roll these dice, I want you all to open your your cookies.
Everybody take a cookie, please.
Oh, no, this is yours.
No, I already got one.
Well, so pick one for me then.
That’s the fucking oh OK.
You know the rule, the rule is like it doesn’t matter in this case, but the rule is that somebody else is supposed to give it to you.
It’s the only one left.
Somebody gave you by the laws of faith.
We can trade if you would like.
And then we’d be able to, my, my cookie was with the cat.
My cat also.
I be beware.
I got the worst.
I got the worst fucking fortune ever.
Apparently I’m living in.
I got the best one ever.
They know what that means.
Anyway, I got the best one ever.
People will find it difficult to resist your propositions.
That is a good one.
Why are you a bird?
I have been there and I have done that.
You are admired for your accomplishments.
There you go.
That’s a good thing to be admired for getting away for the weekend.
Will help clear your mind right.
There you go.
Gnome away from the gnomic lens.
Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.
That is so not you.
No, it’s advice.
That was, that was your mother’s advice.
That was your mother’s advice as you were leaving the village.
Yeah, you’re too grumpy and ill tempered.
And he, he actually, he is grumpy and ill tempered in 35 degree, 100% humidity.
that’s actually true.
Is Frigga is fr with his or is she?
No, no, no, no.
Frigga does not hang out with you in the city and Frigga is your friend, not your animals.
You don’t have a special whistle for her to come running.
I was just saying because we’re essentially the countryside, whether she’d be.
Oh, I see.
Well, no, because too many people too many people.
So she does her own thing and she’s up in the mountains when you, when you go to the village with all the gross nasty human people, she’s, she’s a cat.
So, you know, she acts like a cat.
Jessie wants a cat.
Well, everybody wants a cat.
But, ok, Just watch it, just watch Aristocats like 15 times in a row.
Jessie really wants anyway.
So, yeah, I’m gonna roll some dice here they come.
Now, let’s see.
So, I want everyone to tell me what their action is in the next minute.
What are you gonna do in the next minute?
Oh, I mean, kind of like, just, just, just because it’s awkward and possibly indirect, they might just start sort of whistling loudly in order to sort of indicate to the people that they’re being observed.
I don’t know if that’s going to, like, without being openly kind of aggressive about it.
Kind of like, yeah, like, it’s the whole, like, subway thing where you’re, like, clearing your throat loud, like, yeah.
Or any lecture a without, without attracting attention carefully and cautiously places a hand on her weapon.
So I’m gonna get, I’m gonna see if I can put that hobby to sleep and get him to drop the curse dagger.
Oh, you’re being really aggressive.
please, order everybody, put yourselves on there.
Oh, Ayla is like, safely the fuck away.
From this nonsense.
So I didn’t do this covert way.
Like I’m not like doing a large incantation where people are going to see, but I mean, just be unconscious.
As soon as you take an action, everyone can tell that magic happened.
It’s not subtle.
Wait, how do they, how do they know magic has happened?
Versus you actually have to vocalize things and move your hands.
I just asked that though, if I, I was like doing an incantation and wave my arms and nobody said yes.
No, that’s all.
No, I was assuming I could, like, whisper under my breath, like into my coat.
Oh, no, that’s not the way it works now.
You don’t have, you’re not yelling at the top of your lungs but you’re, you know, hard, hard bla bla bla blah, blah.
What, what are the, these are the tents?
That sounds good.
Although you can’t be separated.
I have to go keep him not separated and do, do, do, do I have to be able to see what’s going on?
Oh, good old, good old, good old lead.
Well, it’s, they’re so little.
Are they really made of lead?
Well, Peter isn’t that bad for your health.
If they’re lead, they’re Peter.
It’s not really lead.
No, but Peter still is Tin and lead, right.
so this is the merchant.
It’s not that it’s just they’re made out of old people’s feelings.
It’s the hard part.
So, Serena, you’re definitely, you’re only like 10 ft away, you’re 15 ft away.
So, you are casting it on this area for all four of them.
Can I can I control it to?
No, you can, you can control it by saying, where the center is?
what page do you know?
Like are you looking it up on the PDF?
What page is, what page is it on?
I hit fine from the other one.
Did, did Ayla notice Cyrena casting the spell on them then Ayla’s impressed by that.
Oh, very good.
Yeah, that makes sense.
I’m, I’m vaguely horrified.
I think I’m gonna be oblivious.
I think I’m gonna be looking at the stall and various things.
I’m not even gonna be paying attention.
Oh, you’re not even paying attention.
They’re like little, they’re hobbits to me.
So like they’re small.
Yeah, they are, they’re little.
So 30 ft, that’s fine duration.
areas like special.
You can ok, you can cause come into a slumber in a number.
All creatures in the affected by the spell it sleeps on must be within 30-foot diameter circle.
So,, ok, it sounds ok.
The way this reads, you actually get to choose who is going to sleep.
So, so you get to choose the, this one in the green.
Oh, actually the one in the blue robe is the one actually pushing the dagger at the merchant.
and these are his cronies or people with him.
And all three of them are wearing blue, mid length cloaks, of, of very high quality.
They’re, they’re dressed, they’re dressed well.
They’re dressed well.
They could be going out for a nice dinner, for example.
And the merchant is this person, the, no, the red and yellow, red and yellow.
And what do I like when I look at that person in particular, what do I like?
What’s my intuition?
Tell me about that individual, like by facial expression?
And so, ok, so you want this to happen just before you’re casting the spell, I guess?
Yeah, just like if I’m four of them or I’m gonna do everyone accept him.
Ok, the guy holding the dagger.
, the, like there’s the person who’s like, I’ll pay you, I’ll pay you.
Whether I’m putting him to sleep too well.
what’s your, what’s your wisdom?
Yeah, my intelligence is good.
My wisdom is eight.
So roll roll a 13 or better on a G 20?
Then he just looks like he’s, I got somebody pointing a dagger at me.
He doesn’t want to hold it.
Could, could I attempt a wisdom check just because I am paying attention to the situation?
And it’s for dramatic irony if I succeed.
What’s your wisdom.
Better than eight.
you need a 12 or better.
I got a five.
No, I have no idea.
Again, it just, it’s like a merchant.
He doesn’t want to hold the dagger.
Like, meanwhile you’re casting a spell.
So, who’s going down first guy?
I want you to roll basically, it’s a one, you get a one or a two, so you get to roll it.
Any dice Odd is one even as two.
It’s a roll, any dice Even.
OK, so you get to effect two.
So the first guy with the dagger, sort of drops to his knees and then lays down on the ground, puts his hands like this and like, hm.
, now you get to choose one more though.
Are, is anyone closer to merchant guys?
Is it this guy?
they’re, they’re both the same, they’re both, we’ll just go that guy.
again, there’s, oh shit.
Is there a sitting room?
I kind of thought there isn’t.
I don’t think so.
I mean, I’d be surprised.
Yeah, that’s what I figured.
ok, so the next guy sort of sits down and like goes to sleep.
So at this point, Aya who is highly observant is thinking that these interveners know something that she does not know.
Ok, little do you know I’m just impulsive as fuck and don’t let people bullying other people, but it is a helpful impulse.
Well, this, this guy immediately starts scanning the crowd and pretty sure, I mean, yeah, sees you.
He pulls a short sword in a dagger and comes, comes forward now.
This is an initiative now, right?
So I can still, he’s not attacking, like charm him real quick, charm him real quick.
Have you read the charm spell?
I just did.
It was vague as fuck.
Well, it’s, it’s something that needs it.
It needs an interaction that’s not combat to happen.
You can’t, can’t charm somebody in the middle of combat, but he’s not talking.
He’s not, he’s not.
How far am I away from that guy?
So can send Wallace, they do a big leap with the battle ax and come down right in front of him laughing as like a battle ax goes right in front of the little guy.
So, so the answer is yes.
So he’s here.
He starts moving towards you.
You put yourself there.
Boom with a little little bad.
He, oh, you guys are all together, right?
He sheets his sword, puts his dagger away.
Do you know where you are?
Right beside you little man?
You’re a big guy.
You an, or you’re a half or?
What’s it to you little man?
Well, one E would be a pure bred and the other is a half breed.
Can I just flick him a little bit with my battle ax at this point.
Is that, or is that, is that like an initiative role?
Just to be like, sorry, what did you say you can flick them?
, ok, he definitely sidesteps you.
He says you’re on, well, I would say thin eyes.
Hm, you’re, you’re on unsteady ground here, friend, you better watch yourself.
Do you take other action?
No, I squat so that if I squat, am I like eye level with him?
And so I’ve, I’ve got battle acts between him and I or he’s just like on the side so I can squat down and be like, I don’t know what you mean.
I can see that but maybe your friends can translate it for you.
You’re in my territory, your territory, this looks pretty open to me.
And if you push us, you are in trouble.
Do I make myself clear?
Do you need any help picking up your sleeping friends?
No, I’m ok with that.
He walks, so he turns his back on, you, turns his back on you and walks over.
He, by this point this guy has run, he’s gone.
Well, I was gonna ask you in the meantime of all that is there enough time for me to ask the remaining halfling standing?
Are you ok?
What’s going on?
So you take a step forward because you wanted to ask him a question.
I don’t want to get involved in their, I understand but you take a step forward.
The halfling merchant like disappears into the back of his little stall runs off.
And another halfling comes out and is looking around really worried looking.
he was like, can I sell you any leather?
, and so the other guy like, shakes his buddies and they wake up, and they all look at you, they whisper to each other together and they take off.
I didn’t hear you say it picked up that cursed dagger on the ground.
Yes, they picked up the curse.
They didn’t leave the.
Ok, I was, I was going shopping.
So can I sell you any leather?
We still have leather for sale?
I mean, when the merchants are sort of like bolts, would it be possible for me to shadow him?
ok, if we go back in time.
No, no, no, no, I’m, I’m very happy to let it kind of like by the way, I’m not sold on the voice.
I don’t know where that came from.
I don’t think that’s going to be his voice but I don’t know if that’s no one’s recording.
Ayla is also interested, very interested in custom leather work, by the way.
So, Laurie, so basically you see the, the, the hobbit, like the other two are asleep, you see the hobbit right into the back of the tent.
But ok, so, so, so it’s so I do know where he went into his store.
So that’s, that’s the person’s just sort of like disappearing somewhere.
Well, he ran into his, like five by five tent in his merchant stall.
But as a, as a rogue, you know, that every tent can be lifted up.
And, right, I mean, so if he’s really running, he will have gone under, if he’s temporarily hiding, he might still be in the tent.
So I, I, I guess I would investigate around there.
So you go around the back of the tent, you see him come under the tent and he’s like fucking booting it.
He’s, he’s heading towards the city.
I love this.
I’m happy to follow.
I’d like to know what was going on.
Well, like I said, I have seen that this is like, this is like a, a time engineer thing.
So s Walsh is currently interrogating guy, but I’m just watching him have the conversation and I’m watching her go on the other side and I see her follow and I’m tracking that at the same time.
So when this concludes, I might do a, you see the general direction, but it’s not like you’re, you know, I mean, like, I don’t, I don’t know if I actually care enough in order to sort of like, really track down this guy because it’s something that’s sort of done that.
But once you’re behind the tent, you have the choice you see him, like, going around a corner, right?
You can follow him or you can stay with your buddy.
We are changing this.
You don’t like the heart music.
No, that sequence just repeats endlessly in this and, And it sticks in my mind and it’s, it’s worth, it’s worse than an 80s classic rock song.
Do you need a remote?
no, I actually have to use the other room anyway.
So we will pause, time will stop temporarily.
We should trade playlist.
Oh, this is just youtube.
I ha that’s why you’re trapped in an infinite loop youtube’s algorithm.
So Ayla has a generally favorable view toward your group in particular because she’s observant.
She noted that you’re working and cooperating and that you went to save the poor little holing from his.
I was hoping you’d be like mafia type when he went around.
He’d be like, hey buddy and I’d be like, and like held you up like above the time.
I’m not that I want to know you, but I do notice you above the other random strangers around.
No, that makes sense.
So we met the hobbit mafia send you what just happened.
So my impression was Robert Mafia.
Well, you literally referenced the organized crime in your hometown the second that interaction started.
Yeah, it’s a problem we dealt with generations ago, but I understand other cities might still be struggling with the same colleges.
I was really hoping I could do that completely incognito.
And then just, yeah, knock them all down except for that one guy.
And then do they do spell casters have to see the thing?
They’re spell casting?
It depends on the spell.
Any line, oh, I mean, any line of sight spell based on definition.
Debbie, you can teleport to anywhere you’ve ever been.
Basically, that’s gonna be super high level though.
Why are you, what is this?
what is that?
We had that conversation about universal teleport?
Because that is what it says in the fucking rulebook, my friend.
I know, I know that’s why I said while you’re in there.
I don’t know.
How about the Gold one on the top?
He’s like everywhere in space except for he’s yelling at this is my universe.
My only answer as you said, as we begin, come on, look.
Well, it’s not just that, it’s I, I’ve decided on this hybrid, I’ve decided on this hybrid tech fantasy thing.
And so I’ve got to be careful about shit like that, right?
But I do have, I do have an answer but you don’t know it yet.
So quick side question we have been to the, the temple of bad guys in hell area where there’s like bad guys in every room and there’s a fucking giant toilet in the basement.
If we, if and by we, you mean your other characters?
If we’ve been there before, can we teleport you there.
Technically, yes, even across planes.
Yeah, technically, yes, I see it.
So like my, my primary goal would be to satisfy my curiosity.
So laziness dictates, I would probably just go, let you kind of like let the person run, go talk to the leather worker merchant and kind of like ask him like, what is up with that?
So, so Laurie comes back.
Now, meanwhile, a has witnessed this and now you see that the three of them are converging on the pimple.
I just realized you’re admired for your accomplishments.
So I, I am, I’m totally nearby but I’m fully eavesdropping.
I’m not yet.
You’re not engaged yet.
So the pimply youth or I’m pretending to be shopping at the, the across from them.
The pimply youth hobbit is, is, can I interest you looking around, in any leather, leather things?
We have leather things.
I am in the market for a very specific.
Oh, can you move closer to your buddies?
Which one is the hobbit though?
Oh, I don’t really get there.
Yes, I need to have a custom armor fitted.
I need a studded armor, but rather than metal studs, I need hardwood studs.
The hardest wood you can acquire.
Oh, I’m even willing to go out and source the hardwood for you, but it needs to be wooden studs, not metal.
Oh, that that sounds like Arbutus to me.
But, what is, I don’t know that word Arbutus.
But anyway, it doesn’t matter.
My, my dad would be the one to do that.
He’s, he’s not here.
He had, he had to leave to leave.
But he’ll be back.
I hope, I hope he’ll be back and, and, and you can hear it in his voice.
He’s convincing himself, he’ll be back, he’ll be back.
He went out for a milk, he’ll be back anyway.
No, I, I wanna ask kind of like after that, like, do, do you, do you know what was up with that?
You know, kind of like that big event that just happened?
Oh, shit closed.
We’re closed now and he, he pulls the curtains, we’re closed out.
No business, no business today.
Like, I don’t want to hassle, but he’s tying it closed from the inside.
Is there anything I should be worried about?
I don’t know.
No, I don’t know anything.
I don’t, nothing, I don’t know anything.
I didn’t see anything.
I saw nothing.
I don’t know what you’re talking about.
I, I’m assuming the conversation is either done because otherwise it’s like you’re talking through the curtains at this point.
I do, I do have six charisma.
So kind of, there’s that too.
There’s that too.
No, no, no, no.
That, that wouldn’t have affected this though.
Yeah, I’m not here now, by the way.
What, what did you people do to him?
This is the only leather worker that I’ve seen in four hours.
Little people are funny.
Like, are, are, are, are you saying that I’m like one of them because I’m little, little people are funny.
Laura is funny.
We have to have some routine features too.
This is where I picked Laurie up and what?
Toss Toss Laurie in the air because we’re friends.
No, no, no, we, we, we are friends.
I’m, I’m willing to accept actually.
Yes, you do.
And you have thrown Laurie a few times over the years, right?
And you’re actually fairly accurate at it.
That’s all I’m going to say about that.
No, no, no, you’re kind of like I’m a little bit resigned to it.
Like I’m not entirely kind of enjoy.
You never look happy when I do it.
But, but you’re kind of, you’re a rogue though.
I mean, you have good dexterity.
You always land on your feet.
No, no, no, no, no.
Like it’s still fine.
I’m just vaguely annoyed and it’s kind of like this is the cost of being friends with.
And I’m gonna say sorry but, but you, you make the same mistake.
Everyone else makes sorry to ruin your business.
Just something sketchy is going on.
There’s some bullying that we’re not a fan of and we, I think we caused a little kerfuffle that has scared off the, the merchants you may be, you may be a bunch of good, do good.
But I have to find a leather worker in this town.
What do you need leather for?
Just take an ax like this.
You just buried it in her skull just like on the ground.
You at this point you look up and you do see it says Mulligan’s leather work.
So you could just try to push through the door and yell at the leather worker.
But I think he’s closed because of everything that’s happened around us.
Based on his actions, you might think he might explode.
Did I hear?
You said you wanted wood?
I need wood.
Metal is bad for my energy.
What does she mean she’s looking for, for hardwood sun Walch, you know the forests in this area extremely well.
Make your, what’s your intelligence again?
No, 10, no, 10 is not bad.
10 is not bad.
So, so no, 10, 10 is not bad.
Maybe you can make a, a recommendation for where she might get the wood that she’s looking for and sounds like the merchant might be coming back in a bit and, and there’s some dense wood miles from here.
You know, of an Arbutus stand.
Arbutus always grows next to the coast.
So there’s an Arbutus stand to the north between two of the small fishing villages.
And when I say Abuta stand what I mean is a few individual trees.
Abuta don’t, they don’t grow in, in large groups.
I don’t think I can craft it, but I can find you the wood that you seek.
But I’m not a leather worker either.
Well, that would be helpful if you hadn’t scared away.
The only leather worker I’ve met in 27 you are surrounded by about 100 other tents with, with my family who are totally here.
Are any of them leather workers?
Are they there?
Are they in town?
No, no, no.
I mean, kind of like that.
That’s when that, that was my sort of, yeah, it said the slack.
You asked for reasons that, you know, kind of, I I’m there doing errands in order.
Oh, see, I interpreted that as you were like on a long term errand where you had like taken a boat.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
Kind of like I was thinking that kind of like there’s literally a merchant stall kind of like I am literally doing kind of errands for them right now.
So they’re just down the way.
So, so kind of like do do, do, do I have a leather worker who I can introduce do to that’s part of the family.
So I’ve apparently done a very poor job at finding leather workers because I found that there were none but there are as it would appear.
No, no, I mean, this is this is still unknown.
Laura would probably know that many of her family members are not leather workers, but until kind of GM decides that it exists, it doesn’t exist.
Well, I mean, actually I could look it up on the spreadsheet because there is the spreadsheet that tells me how many leather workers there are in.
Who was your small friend that you were defending earlier?
There’s more than one.
Oh, I don’t know.
You stood up and you put yourself at risk and you stood to defend this small person.
Oh, you, you have to ask her about that stuff.
I just didn’t like persons showing knives to us.
I mean, you probably made it worse in the distance.
You hear cheering in from the, from the tournament area.
I’m gonna, it’s just a background noise.
I’m sorry, like don’t give it more thought than necessary.
Why did you put yourselves at risk for that small person?
I don’t like bullying that person looks scared and three people were coming at him and, I, I don’t know, your, your life experiences, but what they were trying to force on to that person was extremely dangerous and I wanted to prevent that and, and frankly remove it if I could, but they, they picked it up and took it with them.
Could you explain what you mean?
Have you ever come across a cursed dagger before?
A cursed dagger weapon with, you’re a droid?
You’re not, you don’t, you’re not unknown in the like, it’s not like the world is unknown to you.
How would you know that that was a cursed dagger the way they were handling it.
They had wrapped fabric around the weapon to not touch it themselves and were handing the hilt.
So your effort was to prevent that haling from obtaining a cursed object from being forced to take the cursed object.
The second he was it?
Why do you care that this Haley would obtain a cursed object?
I don’t know what could have happened.
He could have gone on a killing spree and killed everyone around him.
He could have killed himself, but mostly the three people surrounding him were forcing it onto him over owed money.
So you care only to enhance the world that surrounds you.
I’d like to prevent it from getting worse at the very least.
That’s intense, Intense.
Did you say?
No, no, no kind of like sort of, it’s also next to 10.
You are you do, your family does know two leather workers?
So kind of like I know Mulligan is leather working.
And you know vis this is the mulligans like banda, right?
Oh Van from So it was, it was leather and what?
So yeah, like I would tell you that, you know, kind of like inside the town there’s sort of mulligan’s leather here and kind of like corner of broad.
and, you know, kind of, I already forgot the second one because I have a terrible memory or, you know, kind of is just sort of there.
It’s just sort of, I don’t know if I’d be able to tell you.
Mulligan’s is the finest leather working in the city.
Vari is the most cost effective leather working in the city.
I have to check how much of gold I have.
The, the fishing villages are half a day’s travel away, which makes them about 10 miles.
Because you know, my parents can run flat out for like three days.
No, I’m talking like people carrying carts with fish, right?
So if I ran flat out, how long would it take me to get one of the trees and come back?
Sorry, get one of the trees.
Oh, come on.
You don’t know her that well, that you would be willing to do.
Because if I’m saying if it’s like for barbarian running flat out like I was so, so he was, he was like three days.
So if it’s half day with, yeah, if it’s a half day normal and you’re running flat out, That’s like somewhere between twice and three times speed, right?
let’s say 2.5.
So instead of a half day, it would be quarter like a third of a day.
So a third of a day and you get there in a third of a day, you get back, so two thirds of a day and you were there and back and then an extra, like a third of a day.
theoretically he’s carrying part of a tree back.
Well, incumbrance is not a thing I’m enforcing.
, although we’re, we’re using reasonableness.
Oh, by the way, we’re using reasonableness rules.
And reasonableness rules are, if I tell you that three man catchers are too much, you’re just gonna believe me and, and accept the three man.
We have, I hear what you’re saying, but I also remember that we have like nine man catch.
We’re not doing that anymore.
Yeah, that’s not, that the previous campaign is not an indicator of the current campaign.
We got robbed of those rods, by the way.
Oh, you totally did.
yeah, you really did.
, anyway, so, yeah, a full day you’re there and back after chopping like a major branch off of, yeah, my thought was like, if it was like an hour I’d be like, I’ll be back before lunch and I just ran.
Look solid man.
Oh, no, no, I was just, honestly, it was like, if it was that close, I wouldn’t thought, ok, so is like, I’m gonna go do that for, It was one day.
I’m not gonna convince you to do it.
I, I’m still trying to figure out why they stood up for this little hack that had nothing to do with them.
And it’s, it’s, it’s, it’s mainly curiosity.
There’s no strong moral imperative.
There’s just like I’m traveling around doing my flower thing and I saw an interesting thing happen.
So you hear another cheer coming up from the festival is going on in the main arena?
Sounds like sen walls gets excited because I think s Walsh wants to be there to see the battles and the hero stuff.
So maybe I get super excited and grab and grab Laurie and go, we’re missing it.
We’re missing it.
No, no, no, no, I, I, I’d go along with this like, I mean, I, I, I don’t know how, I don’t know how likely it is for you to get lost inside the city.
Actually, you’re very good at guiding you probably would get lost in the forest in the city.
OK, then yes.
And so so yeah, so you guys head towards the festival grounds.
And you pick up some bread and cheese on the way and maybe some broccoli and some wine and beer.
So you get there and it’s like the, the stands are packed, everybody’s there.
What’s happening right now is jousting.
So they’ve got human knights in full plate armor jousting at one another on the on the ground.
You guys sort of climb up there and you find like some seats, middle, middle, good seats.
, and did you notice the, hm, the, the spectator is like two thirds human, one third halfling give or take.
and it’s mattering of other like norms and stuff like that.
And the two, you know, the two nights are setting up and down in the, down in the pit there, they’ve got someone like calling out, their voice is magically augmented.
So it’s very loud.
and no, we have Sir Arthur Coda Doyle up against sir William Shakespeare, Adam, you know, William Shakespeare, I guess sir William Shakespeare.
And the crowd goes, yeah.
And They, they square off through, through one stand off, they go and they’re, they’re coming at each other and, and they’re using, you can, well, you can’t tell from where you are but when they hit, you can tell that they’re not using real dusting speakers, right?
Like they shut, right.
So bam, they, so I’ve, I’ve been paying attention to all of you the whole time.
Can you just pick the next one on the list?
That’s why I asked you.
What’s the like is it remote?
Is it the keyboard you want me to put, I can put some Nintendo music on for you that it’s like hard, that one riff that repeats fucking endlessly.
I mean, I can put my classic rock on classic rock.
Come on, man.
Don’t you want to be exposed to new art?
, does everyone just do the same riff and then, like, just repeat it?
That sounds like youtube.
Actually, I’m gonna search for, oh, I’m gonna search for Com, D and D Combat music.
That will be completely different than that sound.
I’m sorry to put you through this.
That sounds good to me.
Walters are home now.
Does anybody else want anything like over here?
I’m fairly good.
I’m eating, I feel like I didn’t do, I didn’t do the right acting justification for how he turned on the little hobbit guy.
Like, it should have been all, like, I like little people.
They’re funny but then he’s like, like its all, like back in reverse engineer.
Your, no, no, it should have been, like, I, I was wanting to deliver it.
I just delivered it wrong with, like, do you need some help picking up your friends?
But I think I did, like, did they jump out, pick up your friends?
Like a serious, like you did?
Oh, I see.
With the voice of, yeah, that’s not what you said though.
What you said where little people are funny.
But then I said, like, do you need some help?
Pick up your friends?
Like, oh, that was fun.
So, they come at each other, right?
And like, they’re both on their horses, they go to the other side, and they, you know, they, and they come back and so they do this a few more times.
And then the announcer comes on.
I, no switching out for William Shakespeare is Lord to all the Lord who’s given us all our free wine and food and everybody goes crazy.
Yeah, let’s be mindful of the win too.
Yes, I do enjoy the, your crowd noise is very, oh, it’s, it’s totally, well, it’s like fucking current.
Yeah, it’s, I mean, I could do this but you know it over done.
So everybody’s like very excited Lord to comes out and his armor is like shining chrome and the gold gilding on the edges and it’s like when the sun hits it, it’s, it’s just like this blinding light.
Also the first thing that goes through your mind is fucking 35°. So anyway, he, he’s there and roll to your foot, roll or whatever they say and off they go boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.
And the two of them like just and Lord Tallis Lance doesn’t break, it goes right through the shield of the other guy through his plate armor and spewers him completely.
That’s not good.
And in fact, like the Lord Tallas doesn’t let go and the the pushback sort of almost stalls him, but he’s still on his horse and he can’t lift the other guy at that at that angle.
So the other guy is like falling off his horse on the ground.
And Lord Tallas jumps off and clanks over to, to the other guy.
And so you can’t hear what they’re saying, but, you know, the crowd is gone quiet.
So Ayla knows to herself that Lord told us is cheating.
And Lord told us, you can see him down there and he opens the, you know, the helmet of the other guy and he’s, he’s calling and they, they, they, people come running over and they’re, they’re, you know, they, somebody gives him like a, a flask and he’s like giving some liquid to the guy on the ground.
And and once like once a few of the clergy are there, they’re like arguing and can we see the facial expression of their, think of a, it’s not a football game but think of a basketball game, right?
So, so almost is like what the fuck just happened in running over to him or like he seems like he’s panicked.
He seems like he’s panicked.
So I want you to roll.
what’s your Christmas?
So 12 are better.
To you, it seems like Lord Tallis is actually distraught.
He doesn’t, he doesn’t look like he’s faking it.
The the clergy are yelling at him.
one of them has his hands on the other night and Lord Tallas puts his foot on the breast plate and like pulls the lance out and a gush of blood just comes right out right.
The the clergy are all over the guy though.
And they’re like, one of them has his hands on like the head.
One of them is like pulling off the breastplate, they take it off and it’s like, just soaked in blood.
The other one has his hands on the body.
and he’s like, you can, you can see glow with like blue glow from his hands, which he recognizes as like a cure, cure serious wounds.
So they’re, they’re casting spells, they’re doing what they can.
, and they’re all, they’re all working on them.
and you see tall, look up at the announcer and, and, and the announcer says the festivities are over, please disperse and go to your home.
Thank you for attending Heroes Day.
The 57 70 three, I think 57 73.
Subject to change later.
If I decide that that date is wrong, I’m pretty sure it was 57 73.
And so the place is quiet.
Everybody was cheering like the Muppets a minute ago, but now it’s all quiet and that’s happening down on the field and, and people are like filing out.
Can I keep my eye on Lord Tali and just see if I can just watch his behavior where he goes and see if I can.
So his behavior right now is stripping off his armor as fast as he can.
It’s 35 C, plate armor is not super comfy in that temperature.
It’s also sunny,, the chrome help.
But, you know,, meanwhile they’re like the clerics, you’re observing.
So you, you see, you’re looking over and you see one of the clerics, give them the thumbs up and, and so was like, thank God.
And, and they’re, they’re taking, they’re, they’re stripping off the armor from the other guy and they’ve got a stretcher.
Tallas stays with the other guy.
So they put him on a stretcher.
They’re carrying the other guy to one of the tents and tallas stays with him the whole time.
So, and then, you know, it’s getting thin, the crowd is getting thinner and thinner.
I mean, you guys can stay if you want, but you soon you, you detected that soon you are going to stand out if you stay where you are.
Ayla thinks that she senses a party forming and she’s watching from a respectful distance to see if this might be to her advantage.
Send Walsh is not, I don’t dig that magic stuff so much.
So, like saving somebody’s life kind of really freaks me out a little bit.
And so, you know that about San Walsh because I’m not so comfortable with the wizardry stuff.
So I’m kinda eager to go.
How are you about the cat putting people to sleep?
So I know, I know, I know Cyrena really well.
So I know what she can do.
And she reminds me of, of one of the shamans from my tribe originally, but I have a distrust of magic overall as a barbarian.
They’re just not big fans of it, especially like healing somebody back to life, kind of idea.
Isn’t that even better though?
I’m not gonna say I’m not your character.
No, that’s cool.
Binding, binding wounds in first aid.
So again the place is clearing out.
Yeah, I’m I’m saying like, let’s get out of here, let’s go, let’s go.
And so where do you go?
It’s at this point, let’s say it’s mid-afternoon.
Now when you say like the, like they’re saying like the festival’s over like the whole thing across the city is shutting down or just that like area of like we’re not doing the stadium stuff anymore.
He’s like in that you don’t have Twitter.
You don’t know.
Well, I’m just gonna see if we can find it or leather worker.
So you can grab a drink.
No, but you wouldn’t care about leather working.
Well, we feel bad for fucking up your shit.
And she was talking about a family member.
No, no, no.
Like I, I, I’d probably want to sort of finish one of the vague tasks that pretty much just sort of like picking up something from point A and bringing it to point B because that was sort of that.
So I, so I’m running around before my family.
I tried to be subtle and fucking tail these people.
But this one here, she seems to be aware that I’m tailing them.
Laurie knows you’re tailing them.
Laurie is highly observant.
So, on your way back, basically, you pass by Mulligan’s and Mulligan is back and he, he and his son are like rolling up the tarps and putting them onto a wagon with like a donkey.
Hm I’m gonna go talk to him, ok?
A so you walk up can we, can we have a Yeah.
So and oh shit.
So he sees you coming.
Oh which which way is he gonna go?
You hear him say Josh, get the fuck out of here, Josh, go home now warn mom and Eliza and be ready to move.
And so you hear that because Elf and Josh, the son looks up, looks at you looks at him and like sprints off doctors such a way with him.
I’m sorry, I was so he looks, he looks up at you and he says, dude, stay up, stop, stop, stay back, stay back.
You have caused me enough harm today.
How have I caused you harm, sir?
I’m I’m staying back.
I mean, you know, harm.
I was trying to prevent harm.
That seemed like it was about to be done.
You have no idea what you’re doing.
I I am so fucked.
Just, just please leave me alone.
Best of luck to you and your family and you just leave.
I mean, kind of, I mean, I’m a little bit nosy.
Can you give us a little bit more detail?
Like, so now you come up, OK, so now Laurie comes up and he’s like, and he’s like putting the last things on the card, right?
Elijah or Josh saying this, no, Josh is going.
And, but yeah, like I would, I would be seeking to just sort of appeal to your sort of like, is there, is there sort of a community danger we should all be worried about?
Well, kind of like, I, I don’t know how to sort of corral these people so knowing kind of, yeah, so I mean, I, I, I would attempt to do that.
Like maybe he just ignores me.
I don’t know.
So you come up and, and now he sees like the two of you and, and what is it you say Laurie?
Yeah, like pretty much is this limited to you?
Can you give me some idea of what the bad thing happening right now is, you’re kind of like it’s fine if it’s none of my business.
But so he looks around and there’s like there’s nobody like super close by and all the other merchants are packing up and stuff.
He, he just looks at you and he says both of you.
You don’t understand.
They run this town.
I’m late on my payments but I’ll, I’ll make them.
I just, they were just threatening me.
I, I, I just need to make the payments, then they’ll leave me alone and everything will be ok.
So just, just, please don’t, don’t intervene.
Like please seems to run the mill to me so far.
What do you mean?
Like what I believe, what I believe the situation to be about was like, mobsters running the, running a town and collecting payments from folks.
If there’s something more than that would, you know, anyway, I’m not, doesn’t seem willing to share to some extent.
It’s, it’s sort of not our business like I like, I mean, I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m from a big family that has secrets.
So kind of like, I, I sort of want to be respectful of other people after that.
Yeah, I’m not, I’m not pushing that.
My, my upbringing is a essentially like people going out of their way to save me and take me in.
So I have a natural impulse to do that when I see it coming up.
But I’m not pushing where I’m not wanted.
are you far away from them like that or are you actually closer to?
I, I, I didn’t go, I didn’t travel up.
I’m like, looking at stuff.
I’m also keeping an eye on our, our little, traveler friend.
Like, just keep waving at.
what’s your normally would be called a Perception check in first edition?
We’ll just pretend that it’s, intelligence and wisdom together, Which is 18 and 10.
Sorry, intelligent wisdom is eight, sorry, 10, 9 out of 10.
So, ok, so that’s, yeah, although the wise barbarian would be hilarious.
But, a monk, a wise monk would work.
But, anyway, so, so, yeah, you’re, you’re like 9.5, right?
19, you’re like 9.5.
so that’s fine.
Roll at 12 or better?
You notice that you’re being surrounded, you notice a bunch of hobbits in the same blue tunics and there are like, you see the first one sort of coming between two tents and then I don’t have enough minis for this.
And then you see, but you see like all around, you see them emerging from 2010.
you count 10, you count 10 of them.
So as I’m observing from afar, I’m beginning to regret following these people.
You’re not necessarily with them yet.
Yeah, you’re still following, right?
So you’re like, you, you, you’re into some shit.
How is that?
You’re, you’re, you, you stop moving the big win, stop moving away, put her back on the ground.
She was, yeah, there you go.
so binoculars, you also notice that they’re pulling out hand crossbows.
Do we have a signal that a family, a family password and get the f out of here.
You know what?
You guys have been?
You two have been together long enough.
I’m gonna say you do, I had to give you the whistle.
Like it’s just a whistle.
Are you able to do it, or is it?
I know it would be a normal whistle and knowing you it would be like a bird whistle or something.
Oh, that’s a good one.
I like that.
And has anybody seen robots?
The movie robots with William her with Robin Williams?
First of all watching, but second of all that joke would fall foul.
It doesn’t matter.
anyway, so yes, so the, the bird sound.
So you hear that?
And I’m bolting instantly and so you’re from like run if you don’t understand what that means and I’m entirely happy bolting.
Are you describing that they’re coming?
They are surrounding you?
I mean, I, I’d probably do the try to do the merchant sort of like a solid and say kind of like hiss at him, run before, kind of like I ran.
But so you, so, so you say run?
He says they’re not after me.
Like, I mean, I’m, I’m, I’m very happy about it.
I feel like I’ve done, I feel like I’ve done my good Samari thing.
Can I are they coming behind his 10?
You know what we’re doing this?
So your, your rogue, your magic elf with 18 dexterity.
We don’t know you, you can run like the fuck and I can veer and jump over horizon and we don’t know you yet.
So my, I know you’re gonna be fine and you’re gonna be fine.
So I’m not doing, I don’t have to like you’re bolting too, so I’m bolting too, but I’m running towards our new found friend.
Do you know me?
I know, but I just saw her.
I’m literally just watching your shes.
I’m just running in her direction.
Is that what I’m saying?
I mean, to be that a bunch of people with crossbows, kind of like you might want to run away is an entirely reasonable interaction at this point.
It’s not like it to save you.
It’s just to be like you, you might wanna go what’s going on here.
Well, I’m looking for more but I don’t have.
So he’s, he’s, he’s, he’s running away.
So, he has chosen the cowards route which is to run.
Look at the one.
She’s like,, where’s the rest of my hobbits?
He’s run away.
Oh, between the tents.
That’s not bad.
Yeah, I think we, I think he’s running up.
I think we have too many now.
1, 4, 6, 8 and 12, 13.
Yeah, I want to be aware of what you are doing because you’re the most interesting thing I’ve seen since I came to this, but I’m also not necessarily yet, which I think is fair.
So, I’m gonna roll this publicly seven.
What does that mean?
I missed what that meant.
I rolled a seven.
I, I need a Charlie.
So I’m sorry, as much as, as much as I, as a person, respect and care about you at this point in the story, I was gonna maybe get that but I didn’t think I could do the whole thing.
No, I would be happy for you.
Exactly the same.
Even though I love you, my character doesn’t know you.
So I’m gonna more likely watch than join and fighting, of course.
Like, I mean, from, from, from a perspective, what goal is your character moving towards?
You guys have an initiative?
We’re gonna do, we’re gonna spread these out a little bit.
Actually, this one’s gone.
She’s like mildly entertained.
because some shit is going down with the people who are not from her village and, and send Walsh, you’ll notice that they’re centered on Serena, right?
So, you’ve got an initiative though.
So what are you gonna do?
So they’re like, this is the little and so we’ve already picked up the fact that they’re stuck in the middle and giving them the whistle.
So they’re fully aware of what’s happening.
I’m gonna go after this.
Like, no you know that this is happening because I’m not, I don’t have to worry.
So you’re gonna, you’re gonna charge and attack that hobbit?
He gets one shot off at you because he has a loaded hand cross bow in his hand.
and your own class sucks, right?
, three, without armor.
Remember you’re not wearing anything?
Oh, that’s right.
I’m fully naked.
What would I do with it?
What’s your dexterity?
So you’re eight.
And oh, I actually have the wonderful sheet here.
Oh, because I’m naked.
I have one class on this side.
No, your, your dexterity kicks ass.
I’m gonna roll this publicly ready.
So he needs a 13 to hit on this D.N eight.
So dart passes by you.
He’s so off you go.
So that’s the direction.
So, so this thief is just like fired his hand for bow.
He drops it, of course and is pulled his sword but you of course get an attack with a battle ax.
So you’re a first level barbarian.
He is armor class six.
Normally you would need a fif 14 or better to hit.
Do you have any pluses?
Yeah, I got a plus three with the battle ax to hit.
And you’re specialized, right?
So plus red damage as well.
And your strength, you mean what I mean?
I, I kind of have it on here but, 8 18, what do you mean by?
There’s a, there’s a percentile after the 18.
There’s not, ok.
if we have an initiative, can I be trying to charm them at the same time or?
In the middle of combat?
It says one segment casting time.
But it’s, it’s, anyway, I’m gonna be running here at night time.
Well, no, it’s, you’re not wrong if you can, if you can get close to one of the ones that aren’t being hacked by a battle.
A oh I see.
Then, then there’s a chance the problem is if you get close to one of the ones not being hacked by a bad they’re all gonna, and I trying to do well, that’s happening and that’s my like opening to and if I was, yeah, if I was the drive and I looked at Walsh.
I thought I had these open already but is the dr pinned in the slack though?
I have no idea.
I thought I did that originally.
I thought you did too.
yeah, you’re right.
You only have the strength of 18.
Oh for Fuck’s sakes.
How did we not do that?
I think we just didn’t write it down.
Are you ready?
This is probably one of the most, this is probably one of the most important roles.
You will ever make for your character.
You are gonna get present percentile dice.
Do you want to use my special one?
No, that’s, they’re cursed.
like they won’t like, play your characters.
here use my fancy ones.
All the fancy ones.
Yeah, I forget it’s high or low.
So in the, in the arena you want the highest number you can possibly get.
Yeah, that’s not bad actually.
So in brackets next to your 18 strength, put 62 And so your plus three because of your specialization, right?
And you are,, plus two to hit and oops, not bad.
Plus two to hit and plus three damage.
So plus two to hit and plus three damage because of your strength.
So you’re plus five to hit and plus six damage because of your specialization and your strength put together.
That was pretty good.
Yeah, I got the plus two to hit plus three to hit with battle axes plus five and then plus six damage.
just need to put in the back.
Oh, you’re gonna have to put it in for me for some reason.
I can’t get back into the Google Doc.
I actually think we did roll this before because on your, on your, on your character sheet you’ve got plus two to hit and then plus three to hit.
Yeah, plus three damage and plus three damage.
I think it was the same.
I think you literally rolled the same thing twice.
which is fine.
So, what am I writing then?
On the strength side, on your abilities in the top, right?
plus two plus 3.
Right in bracket.
But that’s not what we’re doing.
What we’re doing right now is we’re rolling here to hit and you need a 14 or better.
seven Plus 5 is, Well, yes.
So so that’s almost 14 but not quite.
So your your bad comes down but he dodges out of the way.
Although you look at his eyes and he’s like, oh shit, does that dodge spot, create an opening where like that’s where I run through, You’re like 30 ft away, I can run 20, you’re 25 ft away.
And what were you gonna do?
Just run the fuck out of the center of the circle and try to get the, the circle isn’t, it’s not like it’s not like a fight club, it’s not like it’s people should, should like look at the space between them like these guys have lots of space.
No running away from Walsh.
I, well, actually you could, I could go either way to be honest.
So what are you doing then Running through?
OK, so you’re running and you can probably go 100 and You can probably go and I was just talking to somebody the other day about, first edition, you can go 120 ft per turn, come back around and if you start running, you can catch up to me so fast he can, but he’s engaged right now, right.
So you can get past me, which is, you can, you can run past.
And the reality is that Hobbit is busy.
The other hobbits, will be able to fire at you but, but you’re able to run away.
So, because you’re running, they all get a free attack, which means nine, hand crossbows.
But that’s fine.
What could possibly go wrong?
Yeah, I only have like, what, two fucking hit points.
No, you have 44, sorry, you’re right.
That’s the maximum.
ok, so you’re running and Laurie, what are you doing?
Oh, I mean, I, if I can get there to sort of back up, sort of like, yeah, you can end Walsh and I forget flanking does give me sneak attack, right?
, I think we agreed, agreed on that when we talked about it before you can flanking.
If the person is engaged with another opponent, they give you sneak attack because they’re engaged with another opponent flanking.
If, if they have no other opponents and they’re just standing there, then they’re, they’re watching you, right?
Kind of like if, if one can I get to the square and two, would that be flanking by your kind of because he’s kind of.
Yes and yes, both of those.
So, yes, I would go there and I would do kind of an attack.
I can’t actually remember how sneak attack works.
You’ll probably like, we have to hit him first anyway.
So, are you gonna make me look this up as a player?
You should have this written down or know it?
, I mean, I might, I’ve got a bird watching skill.
Oh, I added that.
I added a couple of, I added a couple of, of secondary skills for everybody.
Apparently, sneak attack is not a word that’s in the player’s hand.
How about, backstab, What just bring us 2?
Just look up back.
, thieves are 6, 7 days there.
I also never wrote down what my sword does.
Well, what do you mean?
What kind of sword is it?
I believe it’s a short sword.
Yeah, 1-6 damage done is twice normal.
Used per four experience levels of the thief.
So at fifth level you get actually, two plus one more.
So, anyway, it doesn’t matter it, probability by 20% plus four to hit backstabbing.
Oh, yeah, I see it.
Number three,, damage done in twice normal.
actually, you know what, it’s twice per four levels.
So at fifth level it’s actually four times.
Yeah, Jesus Christ.
, Oh, no, triple at 5-8 quadruple at 9-12.
No, I was right the first time.
plus four to hit.
So you get plus four to hit.
however, for this guy, you need a 15 to hit.
What would my hit to hit be?
No, you need it to 15 or better on ad 20.
But you have plus four.
Ok, I got.
So you run up next to them and you’ve got your short sword and you, you essentially just glide it across their throat.
How much damage do you do?
One D six?
What’s your strength?
Well, it’s like nine.
So it’s one D six.
So this is gonna be highly variable.
This is so highly variable twice the damage and doubled.
But, but one, twice, the damage is only two and doubled is only four, is highly variable, right?
Four, twice, the damage is eight, doubled is 16.
So you, you, you come up next to this guy and you just like rake across his front.
And he’s like, He starts bleeding like profusely.
and that’s 16 damage.
Now you do that and he like bats it away and he, he stumbles back but he’s still up.
So you missed the drug dealer.
but he’s not happy with you.
He’s not happy with you at all.
And he is facing both a barbarian and you at this point.
unless Ayla is doing something,, then what we’ve got in point is, 1345, hand cross bow at you.
You’re running away.
So, Right on the positive side would be, the other would be.
But they’re firing as you’re running.
It’s not like it’s not like you run and then they fire.
however, no, it’s a good, like 40 ft.
10 2030, 40, say 50 ft, right?
It’s nontrivial and you’re not wrong.
So your armor class is crappy, right?
I have six.
Armor class six.
Yeah, Not terrible for somebody in a role actually, to be honest.
armor class six.
Good music choice.
Yeah, the fight music.
so they need 15 but they get minus two.
So they need 17 to hear you.
Number one misses, 18 hits, 12 misses, 20 hits.
Oh, I’m dead done.
So,, the first one who hits not double damage Is two points advantage.
Oh my God, you’re only at two hit points left and this one’s doubled.
Please roll one.
Yeah, that doesn’t count because it, I don’t know.
It landed funny.
So six damage.
So you are at-4, you collapse at Sen Walsh’s feet.
Sen Walsh,, Serene, Cyrena comes running up and she’s like booting it and then like th th a couple of darts in the back and she just collapses at your feet.
And you see like the blood spreading across her, her, her robe.
Meanwhile that guy is busy.
So the other four are all attacking sin Walsh.
Your armor class is crap.
Yeah, it was at eight, right?
So They need a 13 or better to hit.
Mrs 15 hits.
So two of them hit you, however, they only do one D 4 damage.
So one And three.
So total of four damage up 13.
You are at 13.
This guy in front of you though has remember he, he dropped his, his hand cross bow, has his sword and dagger out.
he attacks you with the sword.
There it is nine.
He misses with the sword, he attacks you with the dagger 19.
He hits with a dagger.
the four, there we go.
Two more damage.
So you’ve got a total of six so far.
Hey, same as me.
Meanwhile the rest of them are reloading and running towards you.
And at this point, everybody’s done their thing.
Send Walsh, you need to roll two saving throws.
So You need a 14 or better.
Now do, does your constitution, what’s your constitution?
Constitution is 16 and for saving throws?
Oh yeah, you have more written down for paralyzing poison or death magic.
You got a plus 4 10 or better?
So, so you need a 10 or better?
Twice in a row on a G 20 on a G 20.
Oh, doesn’t count.
I don’t have to say that.
I was only at 17, 12.
So, the first one hits you, you’re like, second one hits you and it’s like, oh, that feels funny.
And then as you keep moving, it’s like, oh, that, that really feels fun, but it feels so funny.
Oh, man, I could, I could go for a nap.
I go for a nap right now, man, a nap would be.
So Serena, you fall to the ground, send Walsh falls to his knees, sort of goes into the single position.
What’s she gonna do?
Well, I mean, kind of like if there’s, what is there cover I could try to reach because yeah, like, I mean, at this point I can’t realistically save either of them and I do kind of like, so, yeah, like I would, I’d be trying to run.
So, and I’m pretty far inside that and everyone’s fired at their crossbows.
So there this works out.
So, yeah, I’m doing it.
So, sorry, I, I got, I got ahead of myself.
what did you say you were doing?
I, I’m, I’m just gonna run.
Everybody is loading, reloading.
There is absolutely no way.
And you haven’t had your turn that like this is your turn, right?
Like this is why you’re doing this round.
So you’re, you’re running.
So you’re at-5 now.
The these guys all converge on the, on these two.
A are you still close by?
The, the guy that had the sword in the dagger road turns to you.
This is you, You’re friends with these two.
No, I’m not.
You say that?
Just let it, let it be known.
This is what happens.
This is what happens when you Sophie’s is starting a fight with me.
I will defend myself.
He’s not fighting you yet.
He’s turning to me.
He’s accusing me of being friends.
Let me do his speech.
Do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do crap crap crap.
I’m very sorry.
I shouldn’t have to look this up.
I should have had this written down.
You forgetting the name of the Hobbit Guild.
Oh Yeah, this is what happens when you mess with razor’s boys.
You’re just Yes.
No, it’s good.
It’s good name.
I know you were asleep.
If you literally just sorry.
It just was very of one of the characters on Brooklyn 99 who just always says like a funnier version of like we’re the night boys.
Then the undetermined name that I’ll come up with.
I like it.
I like it anyway.
I was not expecting.
This is what happens when you mess with razors boys.
And, and he says, and he, and he says, let’s go and they all round up and they take off Laurie.
You were booting it but you noticed that they were all leaving?
Ok, then, then, then, yeah, like I would, I would go back to the di Yes, of course.
So you get back, S Walsh is asleep.
, and, Serena is bleeding out but I mean, 50% or better remember, you remember the rules, right?
Well, I, I, yeah, no, I know Walsh.
So I know, I know he would, he would be a healer.
So I, because like he, he knows healing stuff.
So I’d probably stay on living.
I can’t, he’s breathing though.
He’s not bleeding.
He’s like, yeah.
No, no, no, no, no.
Because, because like, I mean, there is someone bleeding so as opposed.
So, yes, I’m just so yes, I’d probably run up and kick Sen Walsh.
, in order to try to wake him up so he can deal with the person who’s dying.
Well, yes, I mean, kind of un unless I know stuff unless I have reason to doubt that course of action.
Well, you don’t, if it was a spell based sleep that would work.
The problem is, is like Benylin.
I, this is like a poison based sleep.
Yeah, I would, I would, I would go and attempt the first day.
So, and I wanna highlight through it.
Do you have, hair like wounds?
Not clear yet.
But I, I would think that I would.
I think that wine hit me pretty hard actually.
, so if I was a druid still, I got the one with the barbarians first aid one in the player’s handbook.
It is the, yeah.
Who would I cure though?
I’m just trying to figure out because there is a chance.
Yeah, I don’t think you get oh you don’t get care like still second level spells.
well because Clara.
No, not that sir.
I’m yelling at the kid.
Laurie let’s get the dice arena over next to Laurie and let’s get Laurie some really good percentile dice that are very favorable because oh thanks.
Yeah, I will I will attempt this.
I got a 67 67.
Now you need 40 or better.
OK, I got 34.
Now you need 50 or better.
got 50 that’s 50 or better.
you know what?
Because you got it right on the number now you need 20 or better.
So I got 47.
Now you need 10 or better.
I got 15.
That’s still 10, better than 10.
Now anything anything but 00 anything but one like anything but 100 51.
Yeah, that’s fine.
so Serena coughs a bit, you know you’ve been doing the CPR thing and she starts breathing on her own.
And she was like, oh fuck.
but you’re at zero on the positive side.
So you’re gonna get better.
But but you have zero hit points right now which means you can be carried or limp along slowly.
But you’re not doing any running or walking on your own.
Yeah, hoping to find a merchant tent where I can a, the merchant are all packing up.
but you guys can go back to your hotel room.
Which inn do you think you went to?
You want me to just give you a list and you’ll tell me which one sounds good.
That sounds good.
Do, do, do, do.
So there’s, the serpent scale.
Wait a second.
I think that’s up, up.
No, that’s high class.
They wouldn’t let you in there.
The bore and heart.
So if you look at the map,,# nine is the born heart.
The bomb close.
No, I see 19.
5 12 is the Griffin and the Mermaid 10 is the philandering pheasant nine is the Born in Heart.
, those are your, what was the, what was the Griffin Griffin and Mermaid?
Griffin and Mermaid floundering Pheasant boar.
Which one do you want?
There you go.
So she wakes up.
Oh, after after kicking the crap out of sin Walsh for 10 minutes, I wake up, he wakes up, I usually have a splitting headache, right.
But I immediately put first aid on her because barbarians do immediate first aid.
We heal one hit point immediately and it doubles the rate of healing as long as I continue to administer first aid.
And this is first edition.
So that’s two per day.
So you have one, right?
Oh my God, it only takes you two days to heal.
So immediately you get one hit in my back.
So you’re not at zero, you’re at one and at one means you can actually walk by your on your own.
So there you go.
So yeah, so you guys head back towards the bo and heart and you know where that is on the map?
I am gonna take, you said that was nine, right?
That is nine.
Yeah, I’m gonna take care of a biological function and you are all going to decide whether that is it for tonight or if you’re doing something else.
Well, I might have one more piece of cheese if there’s, he always has quite a lot of villain characters, bad guys to take over.
Well, to be fair, I provoked the absolute shit out of all of them.
He does like it when we are fighting ghost characters, ghost characters.
Yeah, like some boss character that he can’t dispose of and then we can fight the bigger boss later.
Oh, it’s barrels.
I look like something completely different to me.
First day, four barrels with fruit in it.
That’s really cute.
I thought that would be impossible to paint the barrels with the fruit.
If you really liked, like painting the small details, this would be a super fun one actually, like all the textural elements in the like rope, like woven basket barrel things.
May I Yeah.
yeah, it’s only a quarter to, it’s only 10-10.
So we’re not gonna go and enjoy that one but, but I have a fun next item if that works for you guys.
I meant no offense by Razor Boys, by the way.
Oh, that’s a great, that’s a great name.
Seriously, San Walsh would pay for that.
It was completely unexpected as a name.
That’s why I was like, I thought it’d be like, I have no idea.
, the language that you are not.
Look you like you can try all you want, you’re not escaping Its fair feel like Sen Walsh Boys.
And I was like, what?
No, no, this, it’s just send Walsh’s charisma coming out in your actual play.
So, as actually, why don’t we have you guys go back to your place?
And you have an uneventful evening, right?
Yes, it does.
people are, actually, you get two hit points back because he is still, Walsh is still like tending your wounds.
Yeah, here are three quarters of the way to full.
so,, you, so you’re there, you know, it’s a, it’s a tavern bed and breakfast kind of place.
now remember you’re in Hobbit land, right?
Like, Shire and Hobbits love food.
So you can’t stay in an inn without having breakfast.
And so they’ve got like bacon, sausage, eggs, potatoes, of course, mushrooms.
so they have everything going on if you’re, you know, if you’re of the Elvish persuasion and you don’t want to eat meat, then you’ve got like, you know, mushroom omelets,, if you’re a barbarian persuasion and you want nothing but meat.
You have plate of bacon.
, and so, and everything in between.
So, you’re feeling much better this morning.
Everybody’s doing pretty good.
you’re down in the main hall and you’re gulping down some food.
Although, you know, you might be looking over your shoulders more than usual.
Now,,, a,, are, now, have we ha, have you integrated with the party at this point?
I haven’t yet felt the reason to do that.
I’m, I’m, I’m not trying to be difficult.
I’m looking for the reason.
Yeah, we’ll figure it out.
but let’s say you’re staying at the same, in,, and I’m almost the last person to say this, but I think you should switch to water.
Yeah, that’s fair.
Can we get a glass for, for, a, well, no, that, I think that wine is higher percentage than we think.
There you go.
so a, you come down, you come down in the morning and you recognize some of the people having breakfast.
Of course, I don’t mind if I do this.
I was spying on them on that long.
So I recognize them clearly.
yes, fair enough.
So they’re all having breakfast.
Not your Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump.
And that’s just, that’s just, similar bacon bore bacon.
Well, it is the boring heart.
They have venison.
They have bacon and, but they have mushroom because they are hobbits.
and, and so they’re piloted on and it’s like, and I think I know which way this goes.
So, and,, send Walsh in particular your gusto for their food has, has made the, the hobbit servers very happy.
And you can see them and you’re like, oh my God, look at it.
I can’t believe it.
Look at how much it’s amazing.
And so they’re like, they’re bringing it out and so, rather than being stingy, it’s like they’re bringing double portions every time now.
It’s like, oh, I can’t believe this is so good.
They bring over a tray.
Two of them are carrying it.
And so, yeah, so they’ve, they’ve really taken a shining to.
They’re, they’re extremely happy, sort of three quarters of the way through breakfast.
You guys are shout chomping away.
You’re used to him by now, right?
and, and Laurie, you’re just getting used to this sin Walsh character.
, you and you and, Serena are probably hitting it off more, yeah, more easily.
No, no, I like, I like send Walsh, like you’re kind of like he’s a bit exhausting, but he’s also a lot of fun.
in, through the door.
No, this is like you’re talking about my character, right?
in through the door.
Sometimes you can’t tell through the door walk, say pop it.
He’s younger, he’s got pimples and he recognized him yesterday.
You see the guy that got beat up before the guy who was getting beat up before.
so Josh, he, he looks around, he, he, he comes, he comes over, he says hi, hi, hi.
my, my dad wanted to say one of one of you was looking for hardwood or something.
I don’t, I don’t know, like something about hardwood.
So you’re just lurking and you hear this from Josh?
Yeah, that was me.
Oh, are you gonna join them?
So, so a oh, oh, it was you?
my dad says you’re looking for hardwood, you can come by the store.
and, and we can find some, we don’t have any in stock but we have to get some abu from up north.
, and he says for the rest of you, my, my dad was, I know he was mad at the time but he’s, he’s very thankful.
and he thinks that there’s a job that you might really like that, that might fit your skills.
And you, he says looking at San Walsh, oh San Walsh one hit point back by the way.
Can Yeah, you don’t, can I send, can I send somebody your way?
He says trying to figure out you guys have been together for a while for me to be like little man.
Do they recognize me from last night?
So at this point, we we are familiar with each other.
And you nodded at him, but like Josh, Josh didn’t pick up on that.
My character nods and sun can decide send anybody our way little man.
Do you want some bacon?
Oh, don’t mind if I do.
Do you have any mushrooms, mushrooms?
And he like takes a couple of the fried mushrooms and a little bit of the bacon?
Oh, thank you.
Oh, that’s all good off.
So he runs, he runs back.
so literally five minutes later, Sen Walsh is about now 80% done his breakfast.
you guys are just sort of done having some more claw.
Reminder Claw is coffee.
, I don’t know why.
Well, I was a kid, I decided there had to be another name for coffee.
But anyway, and, oh, Most people drink their coffee hot.
Even when it’s 35° in meat, you don’t have to, they will make it for you.
they have cold brew coffee, coffee.
They not iced, not iced, but they do have cold room temperature coffee.
So, yeah, but most of the locals drink a lot.
So incomes music seems more like somebody is coming through the door like a very excited way.
This, well, this is ok.
It’s difficult though because it’s not either of those two.
I’m literally going to mount this higher so that I have a chance to use it.
You know what?
I reserve the right to change this person later.
I really because they’re not really, they’re not really this person but so a female, a human female comes in, she’s not carrying a sword, she’s dressed in a regular robe.
She’s got a fairly large book under her arm.
She has a backpack on.
and she comes walking up and she looks around and she looks at the and she goes, oh, ok.
And she walks up to you guys and goes, hi Josh told me to talk to you.
Do you know what that means?
You like bacon?
Josh said that he had no, not, not really, I like mushrooms though.
But come sit down, we know.
Ok, so she looks at you guys, she’s, she sits away from said Walsh.
I’m still going and she, she says, I need to go into the jungle for a research expedition.
And Josh, Josh said that you might be able to come with me.
Which, which, which jungle would that be?
It’s, it’s not labeled on the map.
She says, all right, it’s, it’s the southern jungle.
It stretches from here through the southern mountains on that where, where, where you are there.
And, and she says, it’s like the Amazon rainforest if that makes any sense.
So, but she says we need to go up a river and I need to get to a village because I need to talk to the chief.
And I know like I know that once I’m there, he’ll welcome me because, because we’ve talked before and I, I need to complete my research on, on the tribe.
And why do you need us to go with you?
It’s the jungle is not safe, there’s wild animals.
And by myself, I might get eaten.
He looks like he might be able to fend them off and you’re definitely talking to people who know forested areas very well and how we navigate that for you.
What, what would be in it for us if we were to take time away from you know, our, our lives from, from what you’re doing.
, the, a little head pops up.
It’s like more bacon.
You got it, sir.
And then they more bacon, more bacon.
We’ve got it.
It’s already on the fryer.
Don’t worry, we’re making it.
How many more do you think you can eat?
I don’t know.
I’m betting five.
I bet six.
So they’re all doing their thing.
Don’t forget the mushrooms.
and, you, we go.
so, yes, so, yes, I’m, I’m researching the Sodini.
Now, you’ve heard this word before?
when she says the Sodini though, the, what you’ve heard before is a, is almost a derogatory term.
as hard as a Sodini you’ve heard, right?
So when somebody is like the bread is stale, oh, it’s hard as a Saudi.
it’s, it’s always used in a sort of a negative connotation.
, sorry, rough.
I should read my notes.
It rough as a city.
So it’s something that’s low quality, right?
And she says, yeah, yeah, I’m going, I’m going up the river and, and if I can complete this research, like I feel like I’m on the verge, I feel like I feel like there’s something that I can, that I’m gonna discover when I talk to the chief.
but until I do, like, I’ll, I’ll never know and I have to talk to him, I have to figure this out.
You know, our are, are our club, our group needs to know this would add to our total knowledge of the planet.
I mean, the place, I mean, this area that’s not me, by the way, that’s really her.
I’m making faces at my two colleagues to LA is like, completely ignoring you up there.
Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no.
They’re all kind of like I do this.
This sounds kind of cool.
Gets me away from my family.
That’s right because they, they hadn’t given you a list, but they, they hinted that they would have another list today and we haven’t formally done anything.
So I’m not directing to you.
I imagine you might want to.
I’m creepily spying on your whole group right now and my impression is that I have run out of options locally for my mission.
But you weirdos have fancied like you’ve hit on some weird, I’m gonna follow you.
Well, Josh did say you could come by for armor, right?
That was Josh had said that.
How do you remember that?
Yeah, it was in between bacon rounds.
two more bacon rounds come by the way and some mushrooms.
Yeah, I, I, I, I do know that oh, like I need a to roll a perception check.
She’s got great sort of wisdom and that is probably pretty good intelligence.
So what is your wisdom.
See, it’s quite so A is a clerk.
I can almost guarantee that it is 18.
She’s sitting with us.
Sure and pointing a hand cross for you and pretending that I’m not listening to all your conversations there.
We’re gonna move on in a second.
But this one.
So, you wanted a perception check which is you need eight or you only need eight or better that?
No, no problem.
So, yeah, so OK.
Well, if anyway, what’s in it for you is My group has gathered, we’ve scraped together 100 gold pieces.
So for the right team and, and, and you guys seem like you can do it.
So when we get back and I’ve got my notes, you’ll get 100 gold pieces.
She said You don’t think 50 before and then 50 when we return, regardless how your research goes, it’s the same amount of effort for us.
Oh, I see.
No, I understand.
If you get me there and even if my research fails, No, you still get paid for it.
I’m sorry, I, I Pras that wrong.
My name was Winter, by the way, I didn’t introduce myself.
Is this jungle cat?
Oh, yeah, that’s one, that’s one of the main things you’re protecting me against how big of a cat you can see her thinking, not, not that big, regular size kind of jaguar.
Size maybe, but not giant.
That’s pretty big compared to a hobbit, to a hobbit.
Well, she’s a, she’s a human but still a jaguar.
Yes, a single human against a jaguar.
That’s, that’s a hard, no.
Well, we think you’ll like to meet, what’s her name?
I’m immediately interested because I have a relationship with animals and the mention of an animal is intriguing to me.
But you don’t know.
I’m over here, I can tell that frig is an animal from the tone of his voice.
So I’m none of you can tell that.
But I’ve heard that from the next table.
, she says, and again, she, she looks at sin Walsh to, I think you guys will do it.
I think, I think this, this is gonna be OK.
She says, so she pulls out her notebook, right?
How many people, how many of you can read mean?
So you’re, yeah, you’re a rogue.
You can definitely read magic user.
I have 18 in your magic.
Your entire life has been the, the druid.
Probably there’s enough, there’s enough learning there on the basis that there’s an animal involved.
I’m secretly following.
How about you?
Did you ever learn to read basic words?
Teach me some language stuff.
I, I, I vaguely wanna know kind of what the dr sort of like stealth is relative to my perception and whether I’m just sort of like awkwardly tolerating her trying to sneak around.
I feel like you would know that I was, you know, that a, like a is so obvious.
Like, yeah, it’s, yeah.
No, she’s, you know, you’re at a company party and there’s like the CEO and a bunch of people in a circle and you’re like, on the outside of the circle and just sort of hovering doing, like, kicking his end of the table and keeps doing one of these like, yeah, you know, Walsh has no, you’re the most interesting thing that’s happened to me since I came to this town and I couldn’t make my flowers catch flies, so I got nothing else to do.
No, no, no.
I mean, I’m not opposed to, I’m just sort of like, vaguely anxious about.
and, and she looks at me and she says, I think that’s gonna be a theme.
anyway, she puts her book on the table.
It says Matheson.
Remember your character?
I’m trying to shed that thought from my brain and she opens it up and, and, ok, so, so who, who am I traveling with?
And she, and you can see it’s like a ledger.
She’s got all of these notes going on and on.
There’s some, there’s some diagrams in there.
There’s like some scrawl that you don’t recognize as numbers and figures and like weird stuff.
You’re a magic user and you’re looking at it.
It’s like, it looks like a magical incantation but, but nothing you’ve ever seen before you’re not very pro this because she might be able to serve as a reference if you’re keeping records.
So, in a sloppy way, I just, I’m ok.
I still working on a voice.
I don’t know what.
And a little bit of spittle and pieces of bacon come flying out.
La, la, la.
I would like to come to you as well.
And who are you?
You will take me to a new place.
I have heard about your quest.
I will accompany.
If you’ll have me, what’s your name?
You need to know.
You’re part of the partner, you’re part of the group.
She says, do you not want to be recorded as part of the group in the notes?
I’m Ayla Love.
Oh, and don’t forget our friend and Frigga, right?
Your imaginary friend.
Anyway, she’s writing.
and she says, ok, well, I have a boat arranged.
Actually she says not looking at a wristwatch because when you do that, she, she says it is still morning.
Are you all settled up here?
Because as far as I’m concerned we could leave now.
I mean, I’m very pro this because then we’re less likely to run into my family.
I was like a, do you want my bills are settled?
Swing by your leather shop thing And on the way out and she’s a bit shy.
So, does everyone have patience for checking?
I feel like maybe that’s a mission for another day.
This is D&D that can happen in 30 seconds or less.
Do you want it?
Like, are you trying to get studded leather?
Is that what’s happening?
No, I, I can wait until.
So I, first of all, I already have a warrior guy who’s ready to run 15 miles in a day to get a tree that can’t be a different.
So how about this?
Let’s, let’s do it this way.
You were able to tell Josh, yes, I want the Arbutus.
Of course, I do.
It’ll take a couple of days to come in anyway.
So there you go, right?
When you come back, I’ll have to come back later.
These, these, these weird people that I’ve been, I don’t stalking down there right now.
These, these, these, this wonderful group of people who I’ve been literally stalking for two days, don’t have any reason to run 15 miles in a day to get me magic wood.
So, no, I think it would have to be later, right?
So me and Laurie and Sirena, I want you both to ro perception checks.
Are you gonna have to judge how creepy you think I am?
No, that’s no, they judge that on their own.
This is the and it’s, It’s actually 14 or better.
And, but your wisdoms are gonna help or not much is searching for a dice, but Laurie probably has lots of dice.
There’s tons of dice in this house.
So 14 or better?
What your wisdom?
And I rolled like shit anyway.
Ok, you can try to get the, she don’t need to see my wisdom, I believe as well.
So my wisdom is 12.
So, what am I?
What am I rolling?
Well, there you go.
Everything is fine.
We’re heading towards the boat.
Well, no, you’re not heading there yet.
I mean, that’s just everything’s fine.
So you guys are good.
so the boat?
oh, oh my God.
On the way to the boat though.
So we are, I am gonna have to do because barbarians have the ability to do those like long distance signaling and calling.
you’re in a town but what is it you’re trying to do?
I’m just gonna do long distance signaling in that context is like smoke signal.
But they do a vocal, there’s vocal apparently for barbarians too.
I’m just gonna do the Frigga whistle.
But again, you’re in a city, there’s like there’s machinery, there’s horses, there’s like, Frigga, Frigga would have to be very close.
Now having said that once you’re out of the city and into the wilderness, then that sound is gonna be more effective.
where you are right now though.
It’s like, too much.
Yeah, it’s like being at a concert and like, you know, that’s a hard, no.
So, basically if you see the map,, Juanita.
Anyway, the name I just said, takes you to the river.
, and,, you basically board some boats.
actually there’s only one is enough, there are only five of you, right?
24 or five.
So a nice, a nice size rowboat.
You guys jump in and you start paddling up the river and into this little small lake through the small lake and up the river.
Now, you just keep like the, the, the, the river is wide and slow.
So it’s not like it doesn’t impede your progress.
It’s like super easy.
A boat it takes until about mid afternoon.
Walsh is doing most of the rowing.
It is still 35 100% humidity.
So Sen Walsh is producing more water than the, than what the boat is floating in.
I leave and start fanning him.
You know what, at this point, he’s water cooled.
But can I do?
Like if I was to charm a person?
I’m just curious if this works to like, you know, give them like monk mind like you are not overheated or like, you know what I mean?
Like I’m, I’m not saying it’s necessary in a situation like that.
But can I allow someone to overcome environmental obstacles?
They really don’t cover that in the spell.
But if you, if you do that he’s still going to suffer ultimately the physical consequences.
But you can feel better about it.
So, what you’re saying?
No, what you’re saying is if you’re a therapist, can you use charm person to make somebody feel better?
I mean, you, as, I don’t hate that.
I mean, it makes, makes them view you as a trusted friend.
So I know like if you already are a trusted friend and you’re telling them ahead of you.
So I’m, I refuse to put words in sin.
How does Sen Walsh feel about rowing all of these people up the river?
Yeah, he’s not, it’s not a super, he looks over at his friends and feels like he’s doing something for them, right?
It’s like, yeah, that’s, that’s what I was picking up from.
And I don’t mean necessarily for this situation.
Yeah, it’s not a no, it’s definitely, it’s definitely not a no.
So it depends on if you really like what the next time I ask, you said you have to remind me of what I said like that the way it works, right?
Hopefully it’s not as bad as the entire sequence of the time travel because it took you a while for me not to gas, like, about the time travel.
It’s in the notes.
I, I, I remember it eventually.
It’s such a bad idea though.
I just, anyway.
anyway, so, so you guys, yeah, you guys are growing and so, yeah, mid, mid afternoon.
So you’ve gotten past the, the tilled fields, you’ve gotten past sort of the shire, civilized area, right?
You’ve got, you know, corn and wheat and like, citrus and like coconuts and because you are south, right?
lots of different bananas and different fruits and stuff.
And so you’ve gotten past that and you, and the, the jungle is starting to become denser and denser and denser.
And you notice as you’re going to, the air Is still right?
It’s still, and it’s heavy and now it’s like 120% humidity.
It’s like crazy humid.
and you can hear the birds, right?
You know, you know, you know, the traditional jungle sounds right?
You’ve got the birds in the background.
And that is a perfect place to stop for today.
So, there you go.
You are on the river in the jungle.
On your way to something moderately benign, like right out into the bay.
No, you’re, no, you’re way past that way off this.
You’re way, way, way, way off, way off.
Not just moderately benign.
You are heading towards Dairy Queen for a, for a, peanut butter pour.
I don’t know if I like this rose.
What do you think?
It’s hard trying to pink?
Oh, I remember the rose.
So I don’t, I don’t know if I like how, as, you know, from last time I’m honest, I mean, I could probably make it better if I added green to sort of add a little bit more context.
That’s actually really fantastic.
I’ll have to decide.
No, that’s really nice.
I like that.
Maybe a little bit of white on the bottom, but that’s, that’s really nice.
Little bit of white on the bottom.
Just a highlight white on the on the bottom pedal.
The bottom white brings out the like it really highlights the red in the in the petals that I mean, I’m just trying to like to me the bottom pedal like that, that’s the bottom of the rose.
But I thinking of like white highlight, I mean, are you, are you pretty, pretty much, are you thinking of the bright pink or the dark red?
When you think when you think of the white?
I mean, just at the very lower edge and the reason is just to highlight the the highlight, the difference.
First half of the game in episode one and Oh yeah.
No tooth is in there.
Tooth is probably against the glass.
Good work in the on the right hand side, right hand side and glass on the top, the tail curl around.
Yeah, that was cool.
I enjoyed that.
No, no, no.
The, the nature of magic being a mad early level magic caster.
No, the you guys got, ok, so surprisingly enough you guys got to the exact point.
I thought you would get there.
You get as far as you were hoping we’d get to.
I, no, I didn’t want you to go to like, you can’t run too far.
I mean, I’ve got, I have about three more sessions already planned out.
And the, the way I do campaigns is you sketch out the main plot, you detail medium detail, sort of the medium plot like the first segment say like let’s just say there was three acts.
Then you figure out what that first act is and then you detail detail like the the encounters for like maybe concessions.
And that’s all I’m allowed to say.
Mhm Because you always have three because you work in threes.
I because you have three adventures that you could pick up on.
And you picked up on this one and that’s fantastic.
And then the other adventures happen later and I just scale them up as you level.
So, so next time we play, we’re on a boat, you’re on a, you’re in, you’re in a rowboat on a river heading into the jungle.
The birds are singing the air is thick.
So what would be going on with, like, she’d just be doing her own thing and, like, wouldn’t have any way of connecting with us because we’ve gone by water or would actually, yeah, I know, like, send Walsh already said he was calling her.
So, as you were rowing, he probably called her once every half hour.
She’s an independent N PC and, and at some point, so he’s not here right now.
But at some point you’re rowing along the river and, and you’ll see like come to the side of the river, you know, take a drink and sort of look over it and say well, and then head back into the forest so you can tell that she’s around and I, so you know that she’s around, but she, it’s not like she’s jumping in the boat with you.
And then the other person that we’re with is a human named Win.
Who is Juanita?
So I need a, I need a winter winter human with the Matheson bug that we’re doing our research.
You know, nothing about it.
The name just like a human being and her attire is Rome’s scholar seer, right?
She’s not wearing a uniform But she is wearing what you would consider like quintessential zero outfits replicated.
Oh my God.
I said no, stop.
Anyway, that’s not, that’s not PC.
That’s not player character.
No, no, no.
No, no, no, no, no.
I, I’ve been talking about that.
No, this is, this is, remember, this is a pure, like, this is just fantasy.
The fact is 10 years after the DCO I didn’t turn off the lights but the batteries are still good, you know.
Yeah, those, those led s are like efficient.
I have, got a bunch of spare 2032 cells if you wanna have.
I got, oh, I have a yes.
Finally the, the Flash IT five, it’s good, bad.
The, they’ve got three settings on the low bright burning.
Oh, my God.
But they, it’s funny because it comes with a warning as the dive light thing.
Like, you can obviously use these as flashlights on the problem above the water.
But if you have it on the high setting they will start to burn your hands.
But then, and sure enough, like, as we’re walking we’re like, yeah.
Oh, I know.
S like Led S are not.