Wasteland Campaign

Bartering and Betrayal

Wednesday Group 8/3/16
In game date: 1/11

As they heal Ocular Guardority of his madness, they tell him that they are heading to fight the red dragon. A Catfolk bumps into Kreg and hands him a note, urging him to come to Chez Kipp. When they get there, they are led downstairs, where they see a crazy torture scheme to make different forms of food out of intelligent creatures. After the misunderstanding is cleared up, they are brought up to meet the catfolk and Sanara. She asks them to meet up and destroy the Doomwake Cinders pursuing her people.

The Elder tells them of an eldritch machine called Cuthbert’s Hammer that can kill the Blue King when he is summoned. But when it is used, everything there is dead, including magic itself. The island where it’s at, is so far south, that we’ve never been there before.

They start heading to the east, in order to try to mediate the situation with the Doomwake Cinders. Suddenly, the Cyclowhip breaks down and 3 triceratops appear out of nowhere and bullrush the vehicle. Gullycloak notices a scuffling near a rock and dispels the triceratops. Orin suddenly spots Garth and glitterdusts him to show his outline to everyone else. Garth summons some more triceratops and demands that they hand over the pages. As they beat the fudge out of him, he teleports away and leaves the triceratops behind.

After they defeat the triceratops, they go to meet Sanara’s tribe. Once they get there, they are greeted by many Catfolk of all ages in a cave. They ask if the Silotown Saviors will protect them from the Fire Guild and the Doomwake Cinders in exchange for an artifact they stole.

Gullycloak points out that Silotown has laws and the Catfolk will no longer be allowed to steal, also that protecting them would be in direct violation of their agreement with the Fire Guild. The group demands to see the artifact before promising anything, which the Catfolk disagree with (believing the Saviors will just murder them and take it). When asked why they got themselves into such trouble in the first place, the Catfolk reply that things that are so easy to steal deserve to be stolen. After Gullycloak threatens to murder them and take it anyway, the Catfolk reluctantly show them the box. Orin describes the aura as being similar to the orbs used for the Engines.

Gullycloak, Kreg, and Orin decide that the Catfolk still cannot come to Silotown as they are unrepentant thieves and liars. They will be allowed to go to another city unharmed. However, the group decides to bribe the Fire Guild into leaving the Catfolk alone, as they already have an agreement. If the Doomwake Cinders do not also back down, the group decides to take them out for the safety of the wastes.

TL;DR Ocular Superiority is healed of madness, they learn how to truly defeat the Blue King instead of just sealing him away, they make a deal to protect Catfolk in exchange for artifact, Garth betrays and attacks the group (proclaiming that humans have destroyed the wastes and that the Blue King can start it over anew).

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The Monster Becomes Manic

Wednesday Group 7/20/16
In game date: 1/10-1/11

As they show up in town, they learn all that has happened in the past week in Silotown. They find out that the Fire Guild is seeking bandits and requested help. Sanara’s family is coming. Gullycloak confronts Muldark and beats the shit out of him. Gullycloak commands the rest of the vampires to take Muldark’s coffin back up north to tell Shao Khan that Muldark is not worthy of standing beside him in his army.

In the morning, they go down to see Ocular Superiority in the mass of caverns. Gullycloak convinces him to change his name to Ocular Guardority. As they hand over the Blue Pages to OG, Sanara disagrees with trusting him and attempts to leave without handing over her page.

As OG attempts to stop her with force, the Silotown Saviors are forced into battle. Gullycloak momentarily blinds OG, while Orin turns hims into a mindless monster in an attempt to disable him. With OG reduced to a babbling monster incapable of telling ally from foe, the group leaves the monster and flees the underground chamber.

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Silotown's Expansion

Wednesday Group 6/29/16
In game date: 1/10

As Varia, Bibwit, and Meera are in the marketplace, they hear explosions and are summoned to the throne room. As they gather up loot and the page from the vault, they remove the cursed laurel crown from Roman’s head and teleport back into the desert outside of Silotown.

They are confronted by some of Varia’s old enemies, supported by Zorbon. We fight them. Bibwit eats the intestine of one of the creatures and manages to throw off the effects. They come upon Silotown, and it has been greatly reinforced with metal walls.

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The Last Crusade?

Saturday Group 6/25/16
In-game date 1/2

Reyes is sold to House Percelli as Hawk. She goes to visit House Denny to meet up with Kreg.

Gullycloak pops into existence next to Dale. A siren starts going off and alerts everyone. We hear the announcer of the games saying that the page has been stolen by Dale Turbo. The various houses are gearing up for war. Aladdin the cherub meets up with Dale and tries to find a way to get them out of there. They show up in a room full of guards.

As Dale and Gullycloak burst out onto the scene, the other champions are hustling after them. Dale and Gullycloak get knocked out of their chariot for a moment, but manage to climb back in. Aladdin falls off and can’t catch up. Dale breaks his hand and starts falling. The area is sheer chaos as various events keep them from staying on their griffins for long.

Eventually, Gullycloak teleports himself and Dale back to his temple. Back in the air, the army start frantically searching for them. Roren and Kreg move over to Reyes as Lazar starts falling horribly. But Lazar manages to cling to a griffon, but Reyes is entangled in its reins. Reyes escapes and manages to get to Lazar. Roren and Kreg are flung by the dragon, and Roren manages to teleport them all back. Gullycloak and Dale hide the page deep in the church.

The Silotown Slayers’ journey seems to be done for now, but what of the threat of the giants? They know that the group is from Silotown, will they chase us down?

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Betrayal at Court

Wednesday Group 6/8/16
In game date: 1/10

As they sit down to dinner, they once again give up their weapons. Razzo is accosted for his ghost gauntlet. The King, Queen, and the General sit down to dinner. Negotiations break down almost immediately because it is revealed that the Emperor must obey every command given to him. Emperor Roman attacks Sanara and Orin, Razzo shoots fireballs everywhere. It is just absolute chaos. Black Tentacles, teleporting, brutal fighting, it’s crazy. The queen reveals herself to have been altered by the Blue King, as she attacks herself with a claw.

The General stands down once he sees that we’re attacking the queen. Sanara kills him after he tries to betray us anyway. After Razzo’s suggestion, the King kills the queen.

Having learned that both the Queen and the General were manipulating the King, the mystery only grows deeper. Further, there is news that a third seal has been broken? But how, when we have all the pages and the last one has been locked up? Is it a lie? Or has someone read the one in the vault?

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Sweet Talk, Drugs, and Unicorns

Saturday Group 6/18/16
In-game date 1/2

As Kreg goes up, he is bid upon and is eventually sold for 100,000 gp to House Denny. Lord Denny plans to use Kreg to oversee the slaves in the mines. Kreg commissions a suit. Kreg will now be referred to as Tower. He begins building a bomb that will blow up House Denny’s fireplace.

Dale decides to meet with the captain and his friends. He talks about security and finds out there is an antimagic field and how Lord Baxter has the key.

Roren designs the greatest sex machine ever, hopefully bringing Lord Mancini out of his depression. As the dwarves begin going over the plans with him, it’s clear this will take a year or two to make.

As the group gathers together to create a heist plan, they decide that they’ll convince Lord Baxter that Lord Denny is trying to use his meteorite key on the Baxter vault.

Kreg sneaks down and creates a distraction with a bottle rocket into the barracks to lend credence to this rumor. An alarm sounds off throughout the castle. Dale tries to convince Lord Baxter that someone is trying to get into the vault. Baxter announces that they will go see the vault.

Kreg is now touring the jewel mines of House Denny, planning to plant a rumor of a really expensive jewel that will make Lord Denny seem suspiciously happy to further lead credence to the rumor of theft. Lil John, the cherub, dies horribly.

Inside the vault, the riches are arranged in shelves in perfect and precise order in one chamber. It’s clearly some form of labyrinth. In this other chamber, they hear a great roar from a silver dragon called Antonius who is chained to the wall. As they finally come upon the page, Dale’s cover is blown and he tries to escape. Merely touching the page makes Baxter a little confused, mumbling about the Blue King.

He immediately tries to flee with the page, leaving Dale inside the vault pursued by two of his cloud giant guards. Dale manages to convince one, Bremus, that he’ll help him take over the house. That guard kills the other one, Cassius, and frees Antonius. As Baxter calls out from beyond the door, his traitorous guard assures him that everything is ok. As soon as the door opens, Bremus attacks all the other guards, hoping to be backed up by Dale and Antonius. Antonius, not willing to be beaten back into slavery, flees the scene. Dale, meanwhile, flies up and steals the page back from Baxter and attempts to flee as well. Bremus, betrayed, is immediately set upon for his treachery.

The plan derailed, but is back on track. Dale has the page, but neither Roren nor Kreg are aware of the danger he is in.

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Contradicting Plans

Wednesday Group 6/8/16
In game date: 1/10

As they come upon Coral Keep, they save some Tritons from an attack by an Aboleth and SKUM. Their general tells us that we are to speak with the Royal Family and to try and convince the King to bring the army back to the city to protect them from the Priestess’ crab. He mentions that their army once numbered in the millions before the Weather Engine went off and killed a bunch of them.

They come up to a massive city of coral and are greeted by a ton of Tritons. They amass various forms of tribute: wine, food, magic healing, and an…abstract sculpture by Varia. Bibwit attempts to hide in a bag. They give their weapons over to some attendants.

As they talk to the king, he is very hostile, rejecting most of their gifts. His hostility is understandable, as many of his people were killed by the activation of the Weather Engine. He does not trust surface-dwellers as a result. But the scale of the threat convinces him to talk about the Blue Page.

The General tells them that he will give them the page in exchange for convincing the King to send the army north. He claims that the Queen has been acting erratically, but has been in charge of administration.

They meet the Queen and she has a plan to bring the army back to the capitol to fight the Blue Priestess with their full might. She offers the key to the page and a spell of Greater Teleport if things go south.

They prepare for the dinner with the king.

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Sold into Slavery

Saturday Group 6/11/16
In-game date 1/1-1/2

As they head west, they come across a hillbilly orangutan that demands to know their purpose. They knock him out and steal his piece of the elevator. Then they come across some ape band members and learn that they’ve gathered the rest of the pieces and have prepared a feast in Londontown. As they enter Fallcrest, a parade is prepared and confetti is being thrown and it’s generally a wonderful time. As they are given the pieces, they head on their way where they see two gibbons fight for the right to have sex with a lady gibbon.

Gullycloak remembers he has something to do and teleports away. As they go up into the clouds, it seems to be a wonderful paradise, with castles and unicorns, and ponies and such. They are being bid upon to be bought as slaves for the different houses. Dale tries to convince them to switch from bloodsport to baseball. Dale gets an insane bid of 4 million gold. Roren, greedy as always, tries to capitalize on his slavery, but does not get nearly as high of a bid.

House Mancini buys Roren and promises great riches and debauchery. House Baxter buys Dale and asks for his plans of how to start baseball and demands a team be put together in one month.

Roren escapes and collects Dale to go investigate a lead on the Blue Page in a different house, under the ruse of recruiting players for House Baxter’s baseball team.

As they go to different houses, Dale finds out the page is guarded by House Baxter. Roren is scolded for not pushing the boundaries of debauchery and being distracted. Dale meets the captain of the guard and is challenged to a spar. The guard fractures his leg and falls prone trying to catch Dale. After a pitched battle, Dale manages to make the captain give up.

As Roren and Dale go to their respective dinners, they convince their new masters to have dinner with each other the next night.

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Crashing the Crustacean

Wednesday Group 6/8/16
In game date: 1/10

Varia accepts the Priestess’s offer and joins her. The Priestess reneges on the deal and Varia attacks the Guardians. As they fight, the crab lurches around, throwing people around. The group gets ready to leave, in spite of Dakota’s protests. After being compelled to jump in, Dakota wedges the Guardian’s body into the door, preventing the door from shutting.

Finally, they escape, Dakota recovers from his compulsion and shut the hatch. They release the depth charges and blow the fuck out of the crab. They then ask a Guardian corpse with a spell where the page was, and it replies with Coral Keep.

They also learn that Bibwit was the familiar of Morael, who was using the Guardians of Lore. They also find out that Morael is trying to go to space and that might be why he MIGHT be working with the Blue King. But Morael doesn’t like working with other magic users, so this is really weird.

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Down Once More

Saturday Group 6/4/16
In-game date 1/1

Gullycloak jumps down into the hole. In the meantime, Lyra is trying to get through the horrible elemental storm. Dale tries to educate Lazar on the finer points of baseball. Roren and Kreg jump down the hole after Gullycloak. Roren gets pinned by some rocks and has Lucien slowly dig him out. They finally found Grimsbone’s undead head in a mass of limbs. As the group reunites at the top of the pit, they decide to head west towards the next part of the elevator. They fought off a plant creature and headed to the next part.

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