Heroes of Barsaive

The Blood of Thystonius 2

October 16, 2011

The Company of the Turbohorses continued to search Prajjor’s Field for the Blood of Thystonius, in the hopes of preventing it from being used for nefarious purposes. Their next encounter was with a Horror known as a Torment Swarm, a mass of worms that feed off of pain and agony. These worms were dangerous, but the powerful blasts and bursts of the magicians in the party ripped through them.

Finally the PCs came upon a place on the battlefield where the blood was still wet, despite the time since the battle. However a Questor of Raggok and her band of villains were already there. She was accompanied by a Blood Elf nethermancer with a gaggle of zombies, and a band of Orks led by a Steeltooth. The blood on the ground here had magical properties granted by its proximity to Thystonius’s, and if found, his blood would have greater powers still.

Battle was joined once again. The Company fared well, slaying most of the Orks quite quickly, and working through the zombies (who had an annoying habit of standing up after being dropped). Cro-Mag got a little over-committed, and was stunned by the nethermancer and assaulted by the Questor, but his vast ability to absorb punishment served him well.

Just as things seemed to be breaking decisively in the PCs’ favor, the nethermancer re-raised the zombie corpses and raised the Orks anew as zombies. This new zombie horde swarmed Molokhai and brought him down, though they were killed (for the third or fourth time) shortly thereafter. After that it was just a matter of time to finish off the remaining dark forces.

Upon the conclusion of the battle, the Company was approached by a dark-skinned man accompanied literally by a shining host of angels. He identified himself as Kehinde, a Questor of Thystonius, and said he had come to purge the blood from the earth so that none may work mortal magics upon it. The PCs agreed.


Alan (DM): This is our setup [to allow Gordon to game remotely]. Of course, if Patrick needs a laptop we’re in trouble.
Doc (Molokhai): I have an extra laptop.
Alan (DM): You brought two laptops?
Doc (Molokhai): I brought three. I didn’t do that on purpose, but here we are.

Alan (DM): Patrick, is that another new device?
János (Tuzigoot): Are you doing the Time Warp again?

Alan (DM): I think we’re close to the point where we actually start gaming.
Doc (Molokhai): No.
Alan (DM): Doc is still booting one of his six computers.
Doc (Molokhai): No, I’m booting operating system number 4 on computer 2.

Alan (DM): Well Doc’s laptop is presumably going on top of Patrick’s laptop. My God, we’re going to be techie rednecks!

Alan (DM): This is not going to be a blazing session that we’re going to get through five combats.

Computer: (Ping)
Alan (DM): Which of the seven computers in here was that?

Alan (DM): When Torment Parasites bite you it causes Exquisite Pain.
János (Tuzigoot): That sounds like a cologne.
Doc (Molokhai): Or a goth band.

Alan (DM): Torment Parasite 5 attempts to Tragic Bite Petr. It has an attack called Tragic Bite.
János (Tuzigoot): Wow, they really are goth.

Alan (DM): Now the main swarm Vomits Agony.

Alan (DM): Those of you who remain in the zone, by which I mean Patrick, take… math.
Patrick (Cro-Mag): No, not math!

Gordon (Petr): I put a blowy-uppy explodey thing there.

Alan (DM): That kills the swarm. Only one Torment Parasite remains.
Patrick (Cro-Mag): “My 10,000 brethren; I will avenge you!”
Alan (DM): It flees to become your nemesis?
Gordon (Petr): Your nemesis is a minion? You guys are lame.

Gordon (Petr): I don’t celebrate Halloween, you know that.
Doc (Molokhai): He doesn’t like how it’s become so commercialized. I mean, we don’t even sacrifice virgins in the square to guarantee a good harvest any more.

Alan (DM): Zombie… no, zombie don’t do that.
János (Tuzigoot): Zombie don’t play that game.

Alan (DM): Doc, there’s a zombie trying to eat your head. (Singing) Eat your hea-ead, eat your hea-ea-ea-ead, zombie, zombie…

Gordon (Petr): Someone’s phone is ringing.
János (Tuzigoot): [My girlfriend] is texting me about how bored she is, ‘cause I took the laptop. I’m pointing out that she hasn’t done any of the things she promised she’d do today.
Gordon (Petr): János, you should Sever soon.
János (Tuzigoot): Are you giving me relationship advice or gaming advice?

Gordon (Petr): Who’s up?
Alan (DM): I’m cleaning up some minions who aren’t.

Alan (DM): The necromancer stands up, then he whispers a Grave Word.
János (Tuzigoot): (Whispering) Antiquing.

The Blood of Thystonius 2
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