How I Rock and Rolltapus

Session 4.05

1629, Sea Season, Disorder Week, Godday

Dramatis Personae

PCs

Berra
Irillo
Lenta
Maalira
Mellia
Varanis

NPCs

Salid (a real troll now!)
Lyra (Lady of Beasts Gather)
Rocktapus (one of the Six Sisters)
A nasty Dragonsnail
The other half of a nasty Dragonsnail
Jonatos Trollsbane

Events

At Beasts Gather, our heroes sought to learn what they could of the Six Sisters. They were told that Don’t Ask is tricksy, that the Sisters hate the Uz (and the Uz hate both the Telmori and the village, all of which is mutual). The Uz call the Sisters the Six Hags.

Lenta, on the urging of Irillo and Berra, went to talk to the lady of the stead about going to worship the spring.  She complained about how smelly he was, but Irillo managed to sell her some sweet-smelling herbs.  He also pointed out that getting the shaman less smelly relied on the water flowing sweetly.  The woman agreed to do that.  Meanwhile, Mellia took some buckets of water out to the shrine of Rotin.  Berra accompanied her and fed the shrine again, and it flowed more clearly.

The party decided to start with the nearest of the Sister, Rocktapus, which was about a half day’s ride from Beasts Gather. Salid came part way, but given how the Sisters feel about Uz, he was left with the mounts at a base camp just outside the range. As they drew near, they began to spot signs of Chaos, including the track of a dragonsnail and although they decided to make a wise retreat to safer ground, they were attacked. They were able to kill the dragonsnail with impressive efficiency, but were feeling a bit drained when morning came.

The party spotted some riders en route to Rocktapus. They met with the spirit of the Sister who informed them that she wanted worship and complained of being choked. She offered knowledge.

Having decided to carry on to Cliff Toad and approach each of the Sisters systematically, they were interrupted by riders they’d spotted earlier led by Jonatos Trollsbane, king of the Aranwyth. Jonatos demanded an explanation and then expressed concern over them waking the Sisters and then riding off to leave the locals to deal with the consequences.

The gist of the conversation with Jonatos Trollsbane

We’re on the way to Cliff Toad when we end up getting approached by Jonatan Trollsbane. He wants to know what we’re doing. Varanis talks to him but does not mention the trolls. He says that Don’t Ask is the most wakeful of them all. She is the one that people remember. He recommends we don’t mess with the Six Sisters. Then he drops the bomb that the Sisters were goddesses of the Wyrm Friends. Berra gets nervous.

There is more talking. Berra explains the Empire of the Wyrm Friends, and says they are the size of allies required. Varanis adds that the Bat will be back. Irillo says they are already waking, or individual humans could not wake them, and it’s probably better they wake up with a nice cup of herbal tea and some breakfast. Varanis picks up to say that Jonatos is right – that it would be his people who had to bear the burden of guarding this place.

Jonatos is not convinced about what he’s getting. Berra takes Varanis aside to suggest she could talk to the Telmori. Varanis is already considering this, and goes for it. Irillo suggests bringing goods, and the friendship of the Dwarf if possible. We agree to help him if he calls for it, in particular about the Telmori or Lunars.

“Ah, lovely of the cat to keep my seat warm for me.” – Berra

“Are you alright to do the Logging Varanis?” – Berra
“That’s a hurtful Canadian Sterotype” – Irillo

“Varanis showing harmony rune at Irillo after hearing of her horses properties.” – Lenta
“Read between the lines.” – Varanis holding up ring and index fingers

“They are old. Old old old.” – GM of N-1 sisters.
“Life is very old here…” – Lenta

“There are nine and sixty ways of constructing tribal lays”
And every single one of them is right!” – Rudyard Irilloling

“We can talk shit!” – GM
“Core competency!” – all of us

“These people have decided it’s a great idea to neglect a local powerful spirit’s shrine.” – Irillo

“I think he said it was an echo of the sisters.” – GM

“They wouldn’t want to piss off a Wind Lord? Even one who apparently likes Chaos?” – Varanis
“There has been no suggestion that he likes Chaos..?” – GM
“Varanis.” – Varanis
“Oh, duh!” – GM

“I’m the one who helped out the Telmori. 😛” – Varanis
“Arrroooo!” – GM
“It’s a House of Sartar blindspot.” – Irillo

“Is it just me…” – Irillo
“Yes.” – GM
“Fair enough.” – Irillo

“We all know I can’t lie.” – GM
“That was good. I was very impressed.” – Berra

“I’m leaving Manasa at Beasts Gather.” – Varanis
“Is there someone there you particularly don’t like…” – GM

“The definitively not evil windlord left a horseshaped demon to haunt people at Beasts Gather…” – Lenta

“N-n-n-nineteen!” – Irillo
“(pass)” – Irillo

“You see trails of slime.” – GM
“Like a Dragonsnail?” – Berra
“And here’s us without Rajar” – Irillo
“Yes, but on the bright side, here’s us without Rajar.” – Berra

“Basically, run away.” – Irillo
“Except, with Varanis being a windlord, we have to fight it.” – Berra
Irillo . o O (What’s this ‘we’, white man?)

“Stones… I thought Lenta said stoves and I was confused.” – Varanis

“Hmmm, 87. I’m not sure if that’s a pass on Battle.” – Berra
laughs a lot – Irillo

“Yum. I miss such tasty things.” – Varanis

Party bickers about warding. Varanis says, “Or we could double up the watch and…”
“I note that would let you stay awake…” – Berra

“Hey! I rolled and no bad dreams! Until, of course, I wake up to a bad dream, which is a snail…” – Varanis

“Scrambling into armour in this order: cuirass, helmet, cuisses, vambraces. Not sure how long it takes me to do that.” – Varanis

“My poor new horse…” – Varanis
“Not even got a name yet.” – Varanis
“Snailfodder?” – Rajar

“Snails really aren’t clever” – Rajar
“Generally speaking” – Rajar

“Would I have noticed something bouncing?” – Varanis

“Intention: Move my mule. Also cast Mobility.” – Irillo

“Strike rank 1… 2… 3…” – GM
“Move, you bastard!” – Irillo

“SR 7 for my fire blade.” – Varanis
“No wait… that 4 is melee. Magic is only 2. So, wait.. that means 5, not 4. Math.” – Varanis

“Lenta casts shimmer 1 on Varanis.” – Lenta
“So, I’m 5% harder to hit for a couple of minutes.” – Varanis

“Noooooooo Bob the snail 🐌” – Rajar
“Bob… or Derek… has just chewed on a bison drumstick.” – Varanis

“It’s Bob/Derek. I mean 2 heads. 2 brains…Well. .ish” – Rajar
“Yes, but only one head was chewing bison leg.” – Varanis

“I shall unmute!” – Varanis
“Yes! That is your go! Next!” – GM

“Well bollocks to you!” – GM
“You split my snail!” – GM
“It was my snail 🐌 dammit” – Rajar
“ALAS POOR BOB/DEREK” – Rajar
“That’s okay, his brother is still out ther… oops.” – GM

“How’d my new horse behave? Do I need to chase it?” – Varanis

“Maalira, You are with us, and you helped heal Berra’s bison, just so you know! ❤️” – GM
“Yayyyyyy!” – Berra

“Trolls can eat anything including chaos. But we may not know that.” – Berra
“CAN =/= Will” – Irillo

“So, why don’ you stab ‘im at noon?” – Berra
“…” – Varanis
“Let’s not critique Vingan tradition…” – Varanis

“I mean, you can ‘ardly see where the leg fell off,” Berra re: Followed.
“‘ardly…” – Berra
“It’s just a bit nibbled” – Rajar

“With Farsee, they look local.” – Berra
“Well if you’re going to start using magic.” – GM

“It is a local valley, with local riders.” – Lenta
“For local people” – Rajar

“Naughtypuss – a chaotic critter not described more closely, maybe connected to Slaanesh…” – Lenta

“An Earth Song you say: https://youtu.be/XAi3VTSdTxU?si=m7MJWKnd3rD4ZbX3” – Irillo
“Picking up good vibrations?” – Berra
“She’s picking up good v” – Irillo
“: )” – Berra
“DAMMIT!” – Irillo

Irillo . o O (A Rocktapus from Ancient times, the God Time, before Chaos. Are Walktapuses a corruption of that ancient thing?)
“Fascinating no?” – Rajar

“What would please you, Rocktapus?” – Irillo
“You ask a good question.” – Rocktapus

“A SHRUBBERY!” – Irillo
“A shrine, on my hilltop, not to the six. Just to the earth and the dark and me.” – Rocktapus
“I mean I said a shrubbery but that would also work” – Rajar

“People? What do we do for people? People are ants! We are the guardians of the land.” – Rocktapus

“Have you ever seen a rocktapus roll its eyes? You have now.” – GM

“He doesn’t like the gravel-voiced one.” – GM
“Too much scree-ching.” – Berra

“But I like it.” – Irillo
“The McGuffese Falcon” – Irillo

“Varanis is eyeballing Cliff Toad with curiosity while the others are talking.” – Varanis
“Cliff Toad oozes happily.” – GM
“Tentacles flapping softly in the cooling air.” – Rajar

“Ooooh, do we have a moral conundrum!” – GM
“Damson flies?” – Varanis

“It’s all Earth, isn’t it?” – Irillo
“Eventually, yeah.” – Berra

“Out of curiosity, does he know who I am and by extension who some of the others are?” – Varanis
“I have passed a Reputation roll for him.” – Berra helps

“Did he just called Irillo a lawyer?” – Lenta

“Hmmm – a courtcase that ended a feud between Varanis and the Telmori….” – Lenta
“Nobody insults my Prince!” – Varanis

“….. well thats going to be a fun afterburner…er afternoon” – Rajar

“Varanis is widely known as a bit of a fanatic about Kallyr and being stupidly Honourable/airy.” – Varanis

“It’s possible people might be surprised by how emphatic Irillo was about the whole situation” – Irillo
“Better Call S… Dormal.” – Dormal

“Thanks. Well run, GM. Right amount of proper stuff and stupid puns from the others.” – Lenta

“‘Don’t you know who I am?’ is a very reasonable question from V these days. 😛 But, as the GM says, they might know … interesting things.” – Varanis

“Oh, I rolled a Homeland Lore to know about the Empire of the Worm Friends. I can has ticky?” – Berra
“Yuss, has ticky for that!” – GM
“I was deeply grateful for that, otherwise my NPC was going to have to explain and I din’t wanna! 😄” – GM

“See? See my bling! Let it blind you.” – Varanis

“Keeping notes about what you are famous for is important. That way people can decide for themselves if it is fame or infamy.” – Berra

“Waaiiit… are you lot following us?” – Finarvi
“…. No?” – Berra