Story Nine- A Farewell To Lemonade, Part One

<Benhimself> Yay, a PC running into an anchor of Scorn, and already wishing they could be dealing with Destruction or Desecration.

<Benhimself> (in my Treachery PbP game).

<Benhimself> Entropy really does have the best estates.

<RandBrittain> Not the best real estate, though.

<RandBrittain> I really need to do a Fire Isles story, for I love them so.

<RandBrittain> Maebara reincarnates as a Muppet of pure destruction and comes for revenge!

<RandBrittain> "If you had completed my subplot, I wouldn't have died in a holocaust of devastation!"

<Benhimself> Heh.

<Benhimself> I, the Realm 4 character, certainly wouldn't mind another Chancel-based story!

<Benhimself> Not that my high summonings have failed to be sufficiently useful outside the realm or anything.

<RandBrittain> I find my new PbP unsatisfying.

<Benhimself> Or my increasing array of awesome gifts.

<Benhimself> Oh? Anything about it in particular?

<RandBrittain> I just feel like my players have different expectations.

<RandBrittain> I just wanted to have a cool scheming and masquerade story.

<RandBrittain> But they're playing in Maximum Paranoia Mode.

<RandBrittain> Also they keep praying to each other in spoiler blocks.

<Benhimself> Heh. They're lucky, in games I HG, prayers have to be out loud.

<Benhimself> Just skip ahead to the party proper and throw a whole bunch of cool and interesting NPCs at them.

<RandBrittain> Well, they're at the party and it's about to start. I just am not finding the proceedings as inspiring as the hook was.

<Benhimself> Alternatively, post in the OOC thread saying "Hey, I know I said 'cool and scheming masquerade story', but that sort of paranoia really is overdoing things, and I don't think we'll accomplish anything unless you're willing to take a FEW risks here and there."

<Benhimself> I've always thought it would be interesting to run a Nobilis Party Game in which people could just drop in unnanounced as 'NPCs' any time they wanted, just by posting a legal character sheet to the OOC thread.

<RandBrittain> It's not really risks as much as "running divinations to test out your host's Auctoritas level right in front of her."

<Benhimself> Let anyone who isn't involved in a conflict arbitrate, if needed.

<RandBrittain> That does seem interesting.

<RandBrittain> And interpreting her marvelous ability to locate them and deliver invitations as a sign of "oh my god she's a serious threat."

<Benhimself> Perhaps using my idea once a while ago of some crazy and optimistic fool hosting a great convocation of both Light and Dark to "finally iron out a definition of this 'humanity' business."

<Benhimself> Yeah, one of my PCs in the PbP reacted really strongly to a messenger raven showing up in the chancel.

<Benhimself> Like "What happened to our security? Do we have informers inside the Chancel? ZOMG!" and such.

<Benhimself> Okay, not actual 'zomg' but still.

<Benhimself> I will take her thoughts on the matter into account and represent an increase in deva-patrols and the like in the future, though. And figure out what consequences that might have.

<RandBrittain> I mean, I didn't even stop to wonder how she did it.

<RandBrittain> I just said, yeah, she's Strategy, she knows how to find you if she wants you and you aren't hiding.

<RandBrittain> The game doesn't really make it clear how much paranoia and security is typical of Chancels.

<Benhimself> Mmmm. To be fair, I should have anticipated Mystery would be at least a little concerned with keeping the Chancel's secrets a secret.

<RandBrittain> Ooh, I'm using Mystery as well!

<RandBrittain> I gave her the Gift "Transcendent Foresight."

<RandBrittain> From an OOC perspective, she has no body (although IC she has one that's always somewhere else).

<RandBrittain> All her actions resolve themselves as having taken place in the past.

<RandBrittain> Essentially, everything she does is retroactive.

<Benhimself> Mmmm. Our Mystery's a bit simpler: creepy little condescending ghost girl.

<Benhimself> With Jack the Ripper as an anchor. And, um, a college co-ed.

<Benhimself> (They fight crime!)

<RandBrittain> Well, naturally.

<RandBrittain> The Gift was as close as I could get to real future seeing.

<RandBrittain> Of course, in theory, you could use high-end magic to beat the Gift and track her down to where she is now.

<RandBrittain> Presumably thus concluding a long-running romance plot.

<RandBrittain> It's like Carmen Sandiego!

<Benhimself> Presumably her romance is, in fact, with Waldo, Dominus of the Lost.

<RandBrittain> The Duke of Masks.

<RandBrittain> Well, that's where I'm aiming.

<Benhimself> Aha.

<RandBrittain> I'll probably just re-use whatever bits of the plot I like for this campaign.

<Benhimself> Heh.

<Benhimself> The PCs of one campaign makes a guest appearance in the other!

<Benhimself> "What's this about Lucifer, now? We've been somewhat busy."

<RandBrittain> I really meant just let you guys run a great big masquerade.

<RandBrittain> Elizabeth Eliza throws a party to congratulate you for saving her Sibling! (Ryan gets a special reward.)

<Benhimself> Yay!

<RandBrittain> Anna's Siblings throw a party to congratulate you for testifying against Melangell!

<Benhimself> Also yay!

<Benhimself> If only there was some way to get both.

<Benhimself> Horde is a 2 point gift, right?

<Benhimself> The ability to be multiple places at once would be handy.

<Benhimself> Or I could finally just anchor somebody. Maebara's dead, you say?

<RandBrittain> It's inappropriate for Nobilis, since it devalues Anchors.

<RandBrittain> He was in the Chancel back in "Death of Birth" when the Phoenix had her Little Episode, so yes.

<RandBrittain> He's 'in the system' now, though, so he'll reincarnate as a muppet as per normal.

<RandBrittain> Persistence of memory varies between 60-85%.

<Benhimself> So I'm guessing the freedom eagle has swept away the other PCs.

<RandBrittain> They aren't even Amurrican!

<RandBrittain> Uq is Australian, and crusher is in Hong Kong.

<Benhimself> Hmmm.

<RandBrittain> Where do you keep your meat body, again?

<Benhimself> America. Connecticut, specifically.

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<Uqbarian> mrnng

<RandBrittain> Oh-ho!

<Uqbarian> hung over. hate life, world.

<RandBrittain> Burn it all?

<Uqbarian> Yes! Excellent plan!

<Uqbarian> I'm not really that grumpy, just trying to get warm and waiting for the coffee to kick in.

<RandBrittain> We're all watching the Freedom Eagle lights.

<RandBrittain> But mysteriously it's all the Otherplacians who are late.

<Uqbarian> Hey, I'm an Otherplacian!

<RandBrittain> And you're half an hour late!

<Uqbarian> Touche.

<RandBrittain> But where is everyone else?

<Uqbarian> Away?

<RandBrittain> A sorry excuse!

<RandBrittain> They'll never qualify to be real Amurricans with this sort of behavior.

<Uqbarian> But it's already Algerian Independence Day for most of us.

  • RandBrittain looks up Algeria.
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<crusher_bob> Sigh.

<RandBrittain> Hay, it's that guy!

<Uqbarian> Hi, bob!

<crusher_bob> My employees have worked for years with computers, but still can't trouble shoot a simple failure to connect to the network printer.

<Uqbarian> Hey, Rand, have you checked Algeria's national costume?

<HollyhockGod> No, what's it like?

<Alexa> I just wanted to say that you were looking up Algeria's dress. :)

<Alexa> I'm sorry.


  • HollyhockGod unleashes infinite death.

<RyanSherbrig> So are we waiting for Fiona?

<HollyhockGod> So, anyway, there's trials and death and things.

<Ebba> so we were discussing how to ensure Thorpe's conviction by the locust court, right?

<HollyhockGod> I don't think so.

<Ebba> :D

<HollyhockGod> I mean, I don't think we'll wait.

<HollyhockGod> I'm prepared for planning to do either thing!

<RyanSherbrig> Back at the chancel, discussing what we want to do, then?

<HollyhockGod> Sure.

<Alexa> "So, what do we know?"

<Alexa> (Did Baalhermon give any details of the charges while we were there?)

<Ebba> "We have the divination results."

<RyanSherbrig> "Very little conclusive. Someone boarded the ship, killed somebody aboard, and moments later, Baalhermon arrested Thorpe on charges."

<RyanSherbrig> "The response time suggests Thorpe was set up, although by whom remains the question. I find it hard to believe Anna would have agreed to get herself killed just to spite Melangell."

<Alexa> "Wait, Melangell was on board the ship?"

<RyanSherbrig> (I remember the divination showing the person waiting on board the ship was the one who got killed, right?)

<Alexa> (I missed this bit.)

<Ebba> Yes, whistling, and waiting for something.

<Ebba> Looks like its not up on the wiki yet.

<RyanSherbrig> "So it's possible someone lured Annabelle to the ship somehow, and Melangell had momentarily left, returned, found Anna, and slew her."

<RyanSherbrig> "If we do want to investigate this, finding out what 'Anna' was doing on the ship would probably be important."

<Alexa> "Do we, though? It's not up to us to investigate."

<Ebba> Here we go:

<Ebba> That seems like overkill, but very well.

<Ebba> Some Power was standing on the deck of the Lady Luck, humming idly and waiting for something.

<Ebba> (Maybe Baalhermon did some gloating before Eliza arrived)

<Ebba> Some other Power with a cutlass attacked her from behind.

<Ebba> She screams once and is cut down.

<Ebba> "And take that, ye bastard," says the attacker.

<Ebba> A third Power runs from below, shouting "What's going on?"

<Ebba> Before she reaches the two others, a fourth Power descends from the sky, landing on the deck heavily enough to rock the boat.

<Ebba> "Melangell Thorpe, I arrest you in the name of his Imperial Majesty, Lord Entropy," says Baalhermon. "The charge is murder of a Sovereign Power."

<Ebba> Then there is arguing.

<RyanSherbrig> "True. On the other hand, we can't really trust the Locust Court to investigate if they're part of the framing, out of attempt to get a bribe from Thorpe's family, or some other motive."

<RyanSherbrig> "I suppose the question is if either you sufficiently care to see justice carried out here."

<Alexa> "Hmm."

<Alexa> "I don't want Thorpe punished for something she didn't do. Assuming she didn't do it."

<Ebba> Our earlier supposition was that a Deceiver could have killed Anna earlier, flown to the ship, killed Thorpe, and then replaced Thorpe with an Anna corpse, right?

<Ebba> I supposed we could look into Anna's death, then.

<Alexa> "But I'm not sure whether we could do anything to investigate that Entropy's Powers couldn't. And if they are in on it, are we capable of opposing them?"

<RyanSherbrig> "Just as a possible counterpoint, Thorpe is a little bit of a threat to humanity. I mean, her first suggested solution to the flower rite was to raze Washington DC to the ground."

<HollyhockGod> To be fair, if she had done that, you wouldn't be having all these problems!

<RyanSherbrig> "Well, the Locust Court is more than just Entropy. If we present sufficient evidence, it may sway the others to rule against him."

<HollyhockGod> The Locust Court isn't the Council of Four.

<HollyhockGod> It's run by the Powers of the Darklord Medan and overseen by one of Entropy's Powers.

<RyanSherbrig> (Oh, I thought the Council of Four was the ruling body of the Locust Court. My bad.)

<RyanSherbrig> (Pity, we might have lucked out and had the Power of Murder presiding. "I like your style, girl. Full pardons for everyone!")

<Alexa> "Any thoughts on where to start?"

<Ebba> We can investigate Anna's death.

<Ebba> If we can prove she didn't die on the ship, that would certainly be handy.

<Alexa> "Yes, but how? I guess we could start by visiting her place, finding who saw her last, that sort of thing."

<Ebba> "I doubt she went out much, so her various hideaways seem the likely places to investigate."

<HollyhockGod> Ooh, a visit to Atlantis?

<RyanSherbrig> "I recall Fiona mentioning Anna hadn't been seen in her summer home for a few weeks."

<RyanSherbrig> "Perhaps a trip to Atlantis is in order."

<Alexa> "Well, her summer home was a burnt-out ruin, last time we checked, wasn't it."

<RyanSherbrig> "I meant the one we rebuilt for her."

<Alexa> "Oh, that one."

<RyanSherbrig> "You were a bit more instrumental in the destruction of the old one rather than the creation of the new one, to be fair."

<RyanSherbrig> ("And I'll help by adding MORE FIRE!")

  • Alexa grimaces.

<Ebba> So off we go to the resort… there's murder to investigate.

<Alexa> (Who are Anna's Circle-mates again? I mean, Familia?)

<RyanSherbrig> "Well… I could call forth the Watcher in the Abyss to unravel this mystery, too. But questioning it would require expending some personal power, which we may need if things go south at some point."

<RyanSherbrig> "And a trip to Atlantis does sound like fun."

<HollyhockGod> Silver, Seals, and Faith.

<HollyhockGod> Bertha Blue is the Seal's-Regal. They say she's a nasty customer, but she lets her Siblings do the rough work.

<Alexa> "Atlantis, then."

<HollyhockGod> Equity Argent is the Viscount of Silver. He's just freaky, but he's all business. They say he can give you anything you want for the right price.

<HollyhockGod> Rhys Bellamant is the Knight of Faith. He's a cool dude but doesn't discriminate as thoroughly as is wise.

<HollyhockGod> How shall you get there?

<Alexa> (By bus!)

<RyanSherbrig> Magic Bubble-Dome Turtle Muppet?

<HollyhockGod> Oooh, Ms. Frizzle…. but this is the wrong campaign for that.

<HollyhockGod> I guess it's a muppet.

<HollyhockGod> Ryan calls upon the Chancel to provide the correct servant to perform the task.

<HollyhockGod> From the depths of the Burning Sea arises Maebara Makoto, a giant whale with a tea room attached to his back.

  • RyanSherbrig restrains a smirk.

<HollyhockGod> "Just to be clear," says Maebara, "I'm very unhappy about being turned into a giant whale. This is not where I wanted to go with my life at all."

<HollyhockGod> "Although I must admit it's very soothing."

<Alexa> "Yeah, sorry about that."

<HollyhockGod> It's all your fault!

<Alexa> "Just try to enjoy the moment. Really, if you let yourself, you could have a whale of a time."

<HollyhockGod> His skin was flayed from his bones in an excruciating wave of fire!

<HollyhockGod> Maebara spouts a column of water at you, which evaporates before touching your skin.

<Alexa> "You could be worse off, you know."

<RyanSherbrig> "Perform this service well, and we can see about an improvement in your position."

<HollyhockGod> Yeah, in a thousand years you might let him be an ugly human again.

<HollyhockGod> Customer service is way down in this Chancel since Pandora went evil.

<RyanSherbrig> Or, y'know, by spending 2 RMP I could turn him into an ornamental peacock for one of my gardens.

<HollyhockGod> Way, way down.

<HollyhockGod> Anyway, you can ride the former hot guy to Atlantis.

<RyanSherbrig> Or erase his memories of painful and traumatic death!

<HollyhockGod> Ryan continues to try not to smirk.

<RyanSherbrig> (Also, memories of opposable thumbs, so he doesn't miss him.)

<Alexa> Can't we do both?

<HollyhockGod> Who are you carrying along, by the by?

<HollyhockGod> You've lost your Daughters.

<RyanSherbrig> Yeah. I guess just the Grix? The Watcher doesn't seem quite as discreetly portable.

<RyanSherbrig> Being a disembodied cloud of gnashing mouths and whatnot.

<HollyhockGod> It's so!

<HollyhockGod> Ride, ride, ride the giant whale!

<HollyhockGod> Any preparations to make?

<RyanSherbrig> I leave a note so if anybody shows up to summon us to the Locust Court, they know where to find us.

<Alexa> "Should we call ahead, let them know we're coming?"

<RyanSherbrig> "How often have people extended that courtesy to us?"

<RyanSherbrig> "Granted, we haven't gotten that many visitors. Mostly just Vesper."

<RyanSherbrig> "If you like, you can pray to one of them."

<Alexa> "I guess we don't want to spook them off if one of them was involved."

<Alexa> "Though it's not like they couldn't cover up any evidence in their home turf if they wanted."

<RyanSherbrig> Hmmm. Is Atlantis entirely aquatic, or is there an air-bubble?

<Ebba> I doubt Anna was offensive enough for her entire Familia to conspire to murder her

<HollyhockGod> There are a *couple* of air-bubbles, but it's mostly aquatic.

<RyanSherbrig> "They might conspire to fake her murder."

<HollyhockGod> Recall that you all have Eternal free.

<RyanSherbrig> Ah, yes. I was mostly only worried for Alexa.

<RyanSherbrig> I can shapeshift now, and Ebba's an exemplar. But that certainly works.

<Alexa> "So, do we go in openly? Say we're here to help and want to have a look round?"

<RyanSherbrig> "My own inclinations have never been towards subtlety, but I've been criticized for that in the past, so I leave the decision to you two."

<RyanSherbrig> (Because Ebba and Alexa are ever so much more subtle than I)

<RyanSherbrig> (I suppose surprise tea parties are little subtle)

<Ebba> If they were inclined to help us, I doubt sneaking around in their Chancel would help matters

<Alexa> "I was thinking the same thing. That I'm not subtle, I mean."

<Alexa> "Do we know if there's any protocol on private investigation vis-a-vis the Locust Court? As in, do we have to clear it with them too?"

<RyanSherbrig> "I think the only arguable concern would be 'obstructing justice', which we're trying to do the opposite of, really."

<Alexa> "Righto."

<HollyhockGod> You might get done for "obstructing obstructing justice."

<HollyhockGod> Nobody wants that!

<HollyhockGod> So, you ride the sexy whale to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

<HollyhockGod> Or maybe there's a door in the Pacific, too.

<HollyhockGod> Yeah, let's assume that.

<Ebba> But since we are only going to go pay respects to the Familia of our departed friend, well, there can hardly be any obstruction in that?

<HollyhockGod> You find yourself obstructed by a squadron of mermen with spears.

<HollyhockGod> They are like cabana boys, but less shirtless and more spiky.

<HollyhockGod> But eventually you get let into a kind of security node.

<HollyhockGod> Where you await the coming of the top brass!

<Ebba> The telephone answering system!

<Alexa> (What does it look like? Is there a big dome at the bottom of the sea?)

<HollyhockGod> The first, in keeping with tonight's sexy theme, would be the hottest guy you've ever seen if he weren't openly crying and red-faced.

<HollyhockGod> (It's a giant underwater city.)

<HollyhockGod> (Adding domes would just make intrusion easier.)

<HollyhockGod> The second is an old lady with her hair in a tight bun who's sour enough to make the water evaporate away from her.

  • RyanSherbrig is in the form of a bioluminescent squid, if they're in a water-filled section.

<HollyhockGod> "I think you came to see us," says the boy, distractedly. "I'm sorry… we've just received news of the death of my Sister in a tragic accident."

<RyanSherbrig> ("Surprise! We're here to argue that her murderer shouldn't be punished!")

<Alexa> "Please accept our condolences for your loss."

<HollyhockGod> "Doubtless your coming is related to the murder," says the woman. "I am Bertha Blue, Seal's-Regal. This is Rhys Bellamant, Knight of Faith. I already know who you are."

<Ebba> (No, we just have reason (erm, suspicion anyway) that the circumstances of her death were not what is being publicly stated.)

<HollyhockGod> Rhys takes Alexa's hand and nods, sadly.

<HollyhockGod> "I really can't believe that something like this could happen to someone as peaceful as Anna," he says, but Bertha interrupts to say, "So, what brings you to this place of mourning unannounced?"

<Alexa> "We didn't know Anna well, but she seemed like a charming woman and a good host, and I'm sure she'll be very much missed."

<RyanSherbrig> "The circumstances of her death have raised many questions which we were hoping you or your Chancelfolk might have answers to."

<RyanSherbrig> "Chiefly regarding her reasons for being present on Melangell's ship in Washington DC."

<HollyhockGod> "That female… has been troubling us for some time now," says Bertha. "I'm surprised she was actually able to finish Anna off, given her traditional incompetence."

<HollyhockGod> "No!" cries Rhys. "I'm sure Lady Fortune would never actually harm Anna, whatever she may have said."

<Alexa> "My thoughts exactly."

<HollyhockGod> Bertha gives you all a look that says exactly what she thinks of that, but it passes over Rhys's head.

<RyanSherbrig> "The uncharacteristicness of her actually succeeding was part of what raised our suspicions about the matter, yes."

<HollyhockGod> "She's simply a very playful and dramatic lady."

  • RyanSherbrig sign-gestures that with a straight 'face'.

<HollyhockGod> Bertha makes a face that says "Oh, somebody said something that might actually turn out to be important."

<HollyhockGod> "You suspect some other plot?"

<Ebba> "There was a flower rite against Melangell's Estate going on at the time."

<HollyhockGod> "Yes, indeed!" says Rhys. "The Excrucians are very deceitful… I'm told."

<Ebba> "there were two shards, which we defeated, but at least one other who got away"

<RyanSherbrig> "Hence, one of our objectives was to determine if it was, in fact, Anna who was murdered."

<HollyhockGod> "It's possible that the Dark Horsemen could arrange all this to put away Melangell and kill Anna with one move," Bertha agrees. "But it's just as likely that Dame Fortune's passions were enraged by the attack on her Estate, and she carried out a murderous attack on Anna as a result."

<RyanSherbrig> "In which case, the question of what Anna was doing on board the ship of her sworn archnemesis remains to be answered."

<HollyhockGod> "She's dead," says Rhys. "Lord Inkyrius sensed the return of her soul-shard immediately and cried out."

<HollyhockGod> "I did not see Anna since she left the Chancel two days ago," says Bertha. "Nor did I," admits Rhys.

<RyanSherbrig> "Hmmm. Who would be most likely to have seen her last, then?"

<HollyhockGod> "The Commencement of her replacement takes place tonight," adds Rhys.

<HollyhockGod> "She told me that she would be back in a week," he says. "She often went out alone to manage various parts of her domain."

<HollyhockGod> "And to shop," says Bertha.

<Alexa> "Did you have her replacement lined up beforehand?"

<HollyhockGod> "Anna selected her heir some time ago so as to be able to train her."

<Alexa> "Did they … get on well?"

<RyanSherbrig> (All right, I have to be off. Thanks for game, all!)

<HollyhockGod> "Of course, she expected to be forced to extend Karen's life beyond normal limits in order to make that possible."

<Alexa> (Seeya!)

  • RyanSherbrig is now known as Benhimself

<HollyhockGod> Ah, I guess we're done for now.

  • You are now known as RandBrittain
  • Benhimself has quit (Disintegrated: )
  • Alexa is now known as Uqbarian
  • Ebba is now known as Crusher_Bob

<crusher_bob> Heh, just wait until we find out the truth:

<crusher_bob> Anna had pissed off Wanda, and she framed Thorpe for it just on general principles.

<RandBrittain> That seems like a good theory.

<Uqbarian> It could be almost anyone!

<Uqbarian> We're sure it wasn't one of us, right?

<RandBrittain> I make no promises.

<Uqbarian> :D

<crusher_bob> Heh, Pandora did it, and we have to let Thorpe take the blame so our secret doesn't get out.

<crusher_bob> Even better.

<Uqbarian> Of course!

<RandBrittain> Technically, you could still bribe her into freedom!

<Uqbarian> How?

<RandBrittain> I don't know. Give Lord Entropy a really nice cake.

<crusher_bob> Did one of you pick up the useless item of infinite value?

<Uqbarian> No, Thorpe's Familia Nettled it, IIRC.

<RandBrittain> And then you burned it.

<RandBrittain> Presumably if it survived it still has infinite value.

<RandBrittain> It just has no practical application, so Lord Entropy won't want it.

<RandBrittain> In fact, it's "infinite value" is meaningless to anyone who isn't obsessed with wealth.

<Uqbarian> Actually, from the logs it looks like they still have it, unless the Nettle Rite destroyed the stone.

<RandBrittain> It doesn't do that.

<Uqbarian> That's what I thought.

<RandBrittain> It only drains miraculous energy based on emotional commitment.

<RandBrittain> I kind of felt bad about creating a Noble whose primary traits were weakness and incompetence.

<RandBrittain> So I killed her!

<Uqbarian> Anna was incompetent? How so?

<RandBrittain> Did she do anything in your fight with her without prompting?

<Uqbarian> Hmm.

<Uqbarian> Maybe not.

<Uqbarian> Maybe she was in on it from the start! She's actually been a clone of Thorpe's all along!

<RandBrittain> Truth time:

<RandBrittain> I saw the waterbending fights in the first season of Avatar and said "I must kill Anna so that someone who does that can be Water's-Regal now."

<crusher_bob> I have 4 CP in storage now.

<Uqbarian> Well, you could have said that Anna had only recently mastered a new Gift.

<crusher_bob> More AMPs or more alchemy?

<Uqbarian> But I guess it wouldn't fit with her style and personality.

<crusher_bob> …though I haven't used any alchemy yet…

<Uqbarian> I was about to say.

<Uqbarian> How much alchemy do you have at the moment?

<crusher_bob> Alchemy 1, which lets me more or less do mundane magic.

<crusher_bob> And I can Word of Command Imperial miracles that more or less work.

<crusher_bob> So I probably could have cobbled up an underwater breathing thingy.

<crusher_bob> Since that's pretty mundane magic.

<RandBrittain> You have Magical Inhabitants for a reason. Don't waste AMPs!

<RandBrittain> In fact, you should buy AMPs.

<RandBrittain> Take a page from Fiona's book.

<Uqbarian> I was about to say, buy AMPs.

<Uqbarian> How does Magical Inhabitants mean not buying AMPs?

<RandBrittain> It means that you can ride a sexy whale instead of spending AMPs on floral scuba gear.

<Uqbarian> Ah, I see.

<crusher_bob> Alchemy 1 isn't subject to the 'goes horribly wrong' parts of alchemy.

<crusher_bob> So you can just do it.

<Uqbarian> That's handy!

<crusher_bob> Though it's still limited to the 3 uses per story.

<RandBrittain> It also doesn't really do "trips across the Pacific underwater" thing.

<RandBrittain> That's a soft limit anyway.

<Uqbarian> So we have 8 CPs of advancement, is that right? From eight stories?

<RandBrittain> I think so?

<Uqbarian> Hmm.

<Uqbarian> Well, I'm off to check my laundry.

<Uqbarian> Catch you folks later!

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