Chosen Ones 2nd Generation – Session A04

Session A04 – “The Shadows Hold the Answers” and “What can go wrong when Chaos is involved?”

Players:

  • Mike (as Kenshin & Cameo of Yon)
  • Adam (as Geardrof)
  • Calvin (as Hawkeye)
  • Bekah (as Ellasandra)
  • Matt Y. (as Kier)
  • George (as Mother)

Food – Salsa & Chips, Homemade Hotwings, Caesar Salad, Spaghetti and Meatballs! All courtesy of resident chef to be Adam.

Recap by Mike (duly noting the recap was quite lengthy)

GM Summary of the game:

The players recalled the information gathered from the one live assassin – an image and memory of obtaining the job from a man wearing a half-veil in a seedy dive bar. Kier took note of that blasted manhole and for once in his life noticed the shadows moved from the manhole. He gave chase – like a cheetah, he ran leaping acrobatically to run upon the “thieves’ highway’, Kenshin attempted to follow, but failed miserably, being left behind. Hawkeye transported the rest of the group to the location of the drawbridge where Mother approached, and got Yon to let them in. They confronted the soldier who’d been possessed and after determining he was truly possessed, subdued him and then fought the shadow that tried to possess Kier. As they left the castle – Mother noted they were being watched. Hawkeye transported himself to the bedroom to confront a small girl maybe 6 or 7 years of age, along with Kier, her remarks were innocent enough, but led Kier to discover a deposited package. Using their various resources, they learned the packages aided in scrying and suppression of magics nearby. Kier had collected three of them and returned later on to find an additional 12 scattered around the castle.

Searching dive bars, they located the bar where the mysterious man with the veil was. The barkeep told Hawkeye he was an information dealer that went by the name of ‘Frag’. The group would later learn that the man’s name was Frag Ment, He was starting a business to keep tabs upon nobles and thought the name his business Loyds. He offered a job to Hawkeye, who turned him down. Hawkeye left by another route after Frag warned him of a man who was planning on jumping him. Later on Kier would talk with Frag, and took a job being a courier, paid 100gp for the job. After more searching, they discovered the leather shop near the castle did more than cater to soldiers leather needs, it also caters to a certain kind of soldier. Kier gets a second job, but doesn’t follow through with it, instead warning the noble being spied upon and returning the money to Frag.

Kier then breaks into the bar after hours, and notices he can’t observe one corner of the room. After being here so often his roguish senses are kicking in. He calls it a night and informs everyone of what he learned the next day.

Two messages are found for Kier in the morning, the rest of the group gets a single message – a royal invite to the castle for heroic deeds. The second message is a note delivered by a street boy with a simple warning “Your life is in danger, meet me at the meat vendor stall in two hours”. Finding the location a very private location, Kier meets with Kara, a street rogue who’s loyalties are in favor of the rogues guild, she shows him the 100,000gp reward for his death – only 50,000 if he’s alive. Kier learns that the Guild is not happy with this upstart Cult moving into their turf and making it difficult for their lucrative business operations – No messing with the Royals.

Kier and company investigate the odd missing corner at the ‘Regal Beagle’. Geardrof is able to lower the ward for the group, but oddly enough the patrons and bartender take no note of it. In the corner is a stool of Bone or dark ivory, upon it is a Statuette with the Ancient Chaos symbol where the mouth would be (Chaos Symbol is the circle with Arrows going out in Eight directions). Upon a mantle above the stool is a small gargoyle leering down – hidden from view is the Tabarath Symbol of the Heart with an X in it. Hawkeye and Kier both mess with the little idol and pay for their curiosity – Kier’s hands become living ice on one side, and lava rock on the other – Hawkeye loses complete mental facilties and actually becomes a Zombie! “Brains”. As ‘Mother’ tries to cure him, he tries to eat her arm. Kenshin disables him and they decide they’ve messed with fate long enough and seek Simon’s aid. Simon sends Kier and Hawkeye to see a mystic – whom cleanses them both of the Chaos taint [Hawkeye has a new scar from the base of his nose to the base of his neck] and Kier got his hands restored. Simon then responds to Mother’s invite to go to the ball by letting her know a dress has been commissioned for her at the dressmaker shop. She and Ella both go and find dresses for them – regal and expensive ones. Ella notes a cherry blossom in hers. They attend the ball and enjoy the festivities – Kier leaves by a different route after a warning from Kara.

Group becomes Level 3 –

Base 24 CP + 2 Duties = 26 CP [No Bonus Feat for this level]

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