Heroes of Barsaive

The Blood of Thystonius 1

October 2, 2011

After returning from the Badlands, the Company of the Turbohorses decided to try to locate the leader of the Liferock Rebellion they learned of from the Blackheart goliath clan. They found Omasu in the city of V’strimon, and he had urgent business.

Rumor had it that some weeks before, in the Battle of Prajjor’s Field between Theran and Throalic forces, Thystonius himself had taken the field. This is not so unusual for the Passion of battle. However, more recent tales imply that the Passion was actually wounded in the battle and bled upon the ground. The magical powers of such blood would have great potential, and Omasu had become aware of dark forces that sought to use it to control the Passion himself.

In need of heroes to intercept these forces as swiftly as possible, he turned to the PCs. Obligingly they rocketed through the sky on glowing horses to the site of the battle. There they encountered multiple groups seeking the blood, as well as some of the Horrors drawn by the agony of combat.

First they crossed paths with a group of rakshasa, dark creatures from the deepest of the nether-realms, but not Horrors. Molokhai’s clever magics managed to isolate one of them while the PCs dealt with the others, but even without being able to bring their forces to bear together, they were formidable foes.

Then the Turbohorses were attacked by a mind flayer and his group of thralls (a flaming girallon, a leech walker, and a yuan-ti abomination). These were dealt with rather more easily, and the PCs continued their search of the battlefield.

Comments

Alan (DM): As you’re winding up your shopping spree that will cause this town’s economy to collapse in a few days…

Alan (as Omasu): I have heard of your exploits on behalf of the people of Barsaive.
Gordon (Petr): Did we do things on the behalf of Barsaive?
Doc (Molokhai): People perceive it that way.

Alan (DM): He was just saying how the sight of you on your Turbohorses was striking fear into the hearts of Therans everywhere.
Doc (Molokhai): It’s funny, ’cause when you say it that way it makes us sounds like total wusses.

Alan (DM): As with most battlefields, what with the tragedy and suffering that took place there, Prajjor’s Field is no longer a place that’s pleasant to visit.
János (Tuzigoot): It’s a national park site?

János (on the quest to retrieve Thystonius’s blood): Well, we generally only collect the bodily fluids of children.

Alan (DM): You notice a form crouched in the undergrowth over there.
Gordon (Petr): I like forms.
János (Tuzigoot): I like crouching.
Doc (Molokhai): I like undergrowth.
Gordon (Petr): Good, we’ve got all our bases covered.

Gordon (Petr): These [rakshasa] really need to buy left-handed scissors, that’s all I’m sayin’.

Gordon (getting beads to mark Doc’s spell effect on the map): Let me get it out for you; I know where you want to put it.

Alan (DM): She’s going to throw a Mindburn at Molokhai.
Gordon (Petr): That sounds like some sort of email address.
Alan (DM): Mindburn@molokhai.com.

Alan (DM): Ravanni the Rakshasa was wearing a magical torque which none of you noticed.
János (Tuzigoot): We were distracted by her other…
Alan (DM): Yes, you were distracted by her chainmail platinum bikini, which I have a value for.
Doc (Molokhai): Does it have a magical property?
Alan (DM): No.
Doc (Molokhai): That seems completely unrealistic, Alan!

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Alan (DM): As you’re winding up your shopping spree that will cause this town’s economy to collapse in a few days…

Alan (as Omasu): I have heard of your exploits on behalf of the people of Barsaive.
Gordon (Petr): Did we do things on the behalf of Barsaive?
Doc (Molokhai): People perceive it that way.

Alan (DM): He was just saying how the sight of you on your Turbohorses was striking fear into the hearts of Therans everywhere.
Doc (Molokhai): It’s funny, ’cause when you say it that way it makes us sounds like total wusses.

Alan (DM): As with most battlefields, what with the tragedy and suffering that took place there, Prajjor’s Field is no longer a place that’s pleasant to visit.
János (Tuzigoot): It’s a national park site?

János (on the quest to retrieve Thystonius’s blood): Well, we generally only collect the bodily fluids of children.

Alan (DM): You notice a form crouched in the undergrowth over there.
Gordon (Petr): I like forms.
János (Tuzigoot): I like crouching.
Doc (Molokhai): I like undergrowth.
Gordon (Petr): Good, we’ve got all our bases covered.

Gordon (Petr): These [rakshasa] really need to buy left-handed scissors, that’s all I’m sayin’.

Gordon (getting beads to mark Doc’s spell effect on the map): Let me get it out for you; I know where you want to put it.

Alan (DM): She’s going to throw a Mindburn at Molokhai.
Gordon (Petr): That sounds like some sort of email address.
Alan (DM): Mindburn@molokhai.com.

Alan (DM): Ravanni the Rakshasa was wearing a magical torque which none of you noticed.
János (Tuzigoot): We were distracted by her other…
Alan (DM): Yes, you were distracted by her chainmail platinum bikini, which I have a value for.
Doc (Molokhai): Does it have a magical property?
Alan (DM): No.
Doc (Molokhai): That seems completely unrealistic, Alan!

Alan (DM): Yeah, a 39 smacks [the girallon] around like a red-headed stepchild who’s 12 feet tall and has six arms.

Alan (DM): The Leechwalker is up.
János (Tuzigoot): Leechwalker, Texas Ranger.

Gordon (Petr): We’re not using the purple one.
Alan (DM): I thought someone pulled it out and was using it because they’re a fucker.

Gordon (Petr): Why are you getting off your horse? Dismounting takes a move action.
Alan (DM): No, he’s teleporting.
Doc (Molokhai): I don’t use my feet anymore for anything.

Gordon (Petr): The mindflayer did 8 damage? I volunteer to sit out this fight ‘cause I’m worried I overbalance it for the other team.

The Blood of Thystonius 1
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