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Session Number: 174
Date: Sunday 5 May 2013
Venue: Densial's
PCs & Players:

Ariel Sor12 (Craig) (kills: none)
Calico Drd12 (Yeran) (kills: none)
Lionel Rgr6/Wiz1/ArcA5 (Ash) (kills: none)
Rowaine Pal12 (Craig) (kills: none)
Troll Wiz12 (Densial) (kills: none)
Violet Drd12 (Tammi) (kills: none)

Special Guest NPC: Arrian

XP Awarded: TBA

After 4-5 hours walk through continuous farmland the party find themselves on the outskirts of Adbel. Adbel consists of 4 buildings 2 on each side of a road. Calico remains in cat form.
The party approach and see A Tavern, constabulary, a store and a private residence.
Troll and Ariel enter the pub while Rowaine and the others check out the constabualary.
Troll fins the pub empty and after attempting to gains some attention he sits and waits for Rowaine. Ariel NPCs out…
Rowaine knocks on the door to the constabulary and gets no answer. However Calico hears snoring from inside. They circumnavigate the building and find a small courtyard behind with some smithing equipment. Calico surmounts the fence and sees a portly gentleman through the window. He gestures toward the window with a paw. Rowaine eventually works out with a series of yes/no questions that Calico wants Rowaine to look through the window.
Rowiane does not want to trespass. Calico mimes sleeping and Rowaine works out that there is a sleeping person inside.
Rowaine goes back to the front and bangs on the door with her axe.
From inside that hear, “Oh shit!”
They hear a someone come to the door.
“Who are you?”
They talk and the party realise that Alsted as well as the town constable is a the town drunk and not a helpful person. Adds no useful info about the gorge. Alsted even goes so far as to consider throwing a stone at Calico. Rowaine and Violet intervene!
Rowaine and co return to Troll and on the way spot a generously proportioned older woman appearing at the door to the store.
Describes a quiet town where she, Laura, and her husband, Derek, run the Store and the Tavern. She takes them into the pub and serves the party. She is quite taken with Calico.
She also only knows the story that when people go into the gorge they don’t come back out. Troll ponts out that they can only know that when people go in that the locals don’t see them again…
She lets them know the names of the family who own the farm that back onto the gorge. Aldar and his wife Lagan. She lets them know that their farm in on the road to Bosk.
The party travels north and find a farm just before the river. They go up the track towards the farmhouse and are greeted but a boy. Alspar. Alspar while initially impressed by Rowaine’s armour and axe eventually decides these strangers are stupid! He runs away.
The party meets Lagan. She is an attractive women! Rowaine does NOT feel threatened. She and Aldar bought the farm 10 years ago. Lagan tells the same story. People who enter don’t come back back.

The party heads off to the river and follows it upstream. They find themselves heading uphill as the river banks rise on both sides of the river.
After half an hour they are about two hundred feet above the water and the river which until now had been narrow and rapid broadens out into a wide wooded area. The party loses sight of the river which is enshrouded by bush and trees.
Violet, in owl form, flys over the gorge staying at the height on the banks. She is puzzled to discover that she doesn’t recognise the species of tress below. She returns to the party, humanifies and lets the party know she didn’t recognise the tree species.
Rowaine asks Calico for a second opinion. Troll uses his Tricorder to try and determine the species of the tree but THIS IS NOT STAR TREK!!!
Calico transforms from a cat to an eagle and flies into the foliage of the trees below. As he realises he is also unfamiliar with the species of tree a black tentacle flashes out, deals damage to Calico and grapples him! He screams!
The party hears an owl scream from below.
Violet turns into an owl and flys down to about 10-20 ft above the canopy. A black tentacle flashes out, deals damage to Violet and grapples her. She is pulled beneath the canopy into the trees below.
Ariel casts Greater Invisibility.
Lionel assesses his chances of climbing down the cliff and decides against. He gets his bow out and looks for the bird. He cannot see them.
Arrian casts Recitation benefitting Rowaine, Troll, Ariel, Lionel and Arrian.
Calico turns into a, GFOP (giant fuck off plant), Warbound Impaler and attempts to break the grapple and fails.
Troll cast floating disk greater and jumpes on it.
Calico takes more damage and loses some strength.
Rowaine summons Harley and yells for someone to get on.

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