Session 57 – With Time

Gar’s got nothin’ against the Gaze!

After deciding what to do with the Pyramid of Bodie, the Brandle’s Refuge site (location of M.M’s supposed “death”), the Saviours Institute for Displaced Children, the  group was taken to by economics leader Braldiann Ovverin to the the in construction Saviours District and went home through the guarded portal. Avon cast geas on the guards who monitored the portal. The gang then had some down time, up to a months’ worth.

Breadgar visited Priscillia, sharing anxieties about the name change request. Breadgar utilised Twain and sending to book an appointment with Justinian.

Drukkor visited Shurikan and promised to help get him out. Shurikan was in the magical holding facility with the new frontier members. They also came across Ruman Talhini who had lost their stoic posture for a more “done with life” attitude. While Ruman Talhini thought he would be remembered for his actions, Drukkor confirmed that “With Time, no one will remember you”.

During the Month, Bruce king hit Hala. While training with the once-cheerful young girl he saw how the cheerfulness had turned stern as  a teenager

The gang also developed a shopping list with Ko’viel, including buying healing points and restoring ki points for Bruce. At the sane time, Gar delt with the Circus in the Scatter Heights district. As reward for taking care of Bearmy, Gar gave Petra the bag of tricks. Along with Gar was Bruce, Drukkor, Avon and Breadgar.

The gang met Axia, a suave and elegant female dwarf nobility agent at the edge of the circus after Bruce had turned into a cloud to scout the bas. Axia told Gar to say the words “tulathee sinompa” to solve their problems. Gar decided to enter the circus with the gang into the main tent where a loxodon, tortodon and tabaxis were de briefing after the shower. Along the side were nobility agents. Gar said the words and instantly the leaders of the circus were put to rest by Axia and the other nobility, avenging Bearmy’s capture.

Juniper finished some potions for the group including a potion that doubles the consumers age, found with ingredients at milf money’s apparent death site and a potion that had bottled lava. Juniper was working tirelessly which Ko’viel noticed. Juniper explained it was in the time they were dead, Juniper had worked tirelessly to keep the milf legacy going. But Ko’viel managed to put her at rest and Juniper opted to go on a vacation to the resort district.

Avon had an awkward conversation with Bobo Nash and Martha, where Bobo Nash hinted at having an interest in Thopters. Avon proceeded to have another awkard conversation with Twain about leading the saviours district, with Avon wanting Twain acting as proxy/representative and Avon being in control. Twain was hesitant. Petra also asked Avon to help her at show and tell as her friends didn’t believe she knew the saviours of Boullini. They visited the school with the teacher Ms. Nightvis and the group went outside by a tree. As Gar solicited the teacher for the bank of orzhov, Avon gave the children seeds of summer which he had also been giving out regularly to the birds at the bird bath.

Gar then proceeded to get pranked one night by the duo Drukkor and Bruce. Emmanuel the treant was the first to catch wind and because of their fey nature, they approved of the prank and did not interfere. Bruce made a mud mould of Bearmy, Drukkor disguised it and added details to it. When they got to Gar’s room, Bearmy was awake. Bruce took Bearmy, although Bearmy was biting hard on his finger. They gave Bearmy the stone tablet which was a remanent of the tomb that had avon’s name on it and took Bearmy into Bruces room. Drukkor cuddled with Breadgar (big spoon). In the morning, Gar woke up to Mud Bearmy being sliced in half. Gar instantly ran out of Milf Money Mansion, followed by an eager Carl as Gar had his sights on the Circus, believing they had done it. Ko’viel woke up, noting to the group Gar is quite stupid and wouldn’t have realised it was a prank. Eventually, Breadgar also woke up and sent a sending to Gar to have him return.

One day, Avon received a message from Princess Titanaia mentioning dire threats at Giaza district Garden (where they met Dreriya) and at the base of the boulliian Spire. At the same time, Titania advised Avon to send Petra to her school by the tree they did show and tell at. As they left, they saw children’s toys litter the streets. When they arrived at the Giaza District, they saw three hags and a dozen or so children sitting in a patch of grass with a wintery portal. Drukkor ran up, knocking out a hag with black hair, Avon destroyed another with a tuff of white hair, Gar eviscerates another with brown hair. The one with black hair revealed herself to be Aunty Gladys, who was following the winter court’s advice. The children were freed, Gladys slayed and the group departed to the boullinian spire.

When they arrived at the central Control District with the boullinian spire, they noticed a weirdness to shadows that seemed as if they were moving congruent with their objects. Guards and animals were also frozen in place. A bright moonlight shone from the spires hole and the group flew down. At the base of the spire, an Archfey dressed in noble attire paced back and forth, revealing that the group weren’t supposed to be here, standing by a pile of toys and bones.

Previously on Milf$:

After deciding what to do with the Pyramid of Bodie, the Brandle’s Refuge site (location of M.M’s supposed “death”), the Saviours Institute for Displaced Children, the  group was taken to by economics leader Braldiann Ovverin to the the in construction Saviours District and went home through the guarded portal. Avon cast geas on the guards who monitored the portal. The gang then had some down time, up to a months’ worth.

Breadgar visited Priscillia, sharing anxieties about the name change request. Breadgar utilised Twain and sending to book an appointment with Justinian.

Drukkor visited Shurikan and promised to help get him out. Shurikan was in the magical holding facility with the new frontier members. They also came across Ruman Talhini who had lost their stoic posture for a more “done with life” attitude. While Ruman Talhini thought he would be remembered for his actions, Drukkor confirmed that “With Time, no one will remember you”.

During the Month, Bruce king hit Hala. While training with the once-cheerful young girl he saw how the cheerfulness had turned stern as  a teenager

The gang also developed a shopping list with Ko’viel, including buying healing points and restoring ki points for Bruce. At the sane time, Gar delt with the Circus in the Scatter Heights district. As reward for taking care of Bearmy, Gar gave Petra the bag of tricks. Along with Gar was Bruce, Drukkor, Avon and Breadgar.

The gang met Axia, a suave and elegant female dwarf nobility agent at the edge of the circus after Bruce had turned into a cloud to scout the bas. Axia told Gar to say the words “tulathee sinompa” to solve their problems. Gar decided to enter the circus with the gang into the main tent where a loxodon, tortodon and tabaxis were de briefing after the shower. Along the side were nobility agents. Gar said the words and instantly the leaders of the circus were put to rest by Axia and the other nobility, avenging Bearmy’s capture.

Juniper finished some potions for the group including a potion that doubles the consumers age, found with ingredients at milf money’s apparent death site and a potion that had bottled lava. Juniper was working tirelessly which Ko’viel noticed. Juniper explained it was in the time they were dead, Juniper had worked tirelessly to keep the milf legacy going. But Ko’viel managed to put her at rest and Juniper opted to go on a vacation to the resort district.

Avon had an awkward conversation with Bobo Nash and Martha, where Bobo Nash hinted at having an interest in Thopters. Avon proceeded to have another awkard conversation with Twain about leading the saviours district, with Avon wanting Twain acting as proxy/representative and Avon being in control. Twain was hesitant. Petra also asked Avon to help her at show and tell as her friends didn’t believe she knew the saviours of Boullini. They visited the school with the teacher Ms. Nightvis and the group went outside by a tree. As Gar solicited the teacher for the bank of orzhov, Avon gave the children seeds of summer which he had also been giving out regularly to the birds at the bird bath.

Gar then proceeded to get pranked one night by the duo Drukkor and Bruce. Emmanuel the treant was the first to catch wind and because of their fey nature, they approved of the prank and did not interfere. Bruce made a mud mould of Bearmy, Drukkor disguised it and added details to it. When they got to Gar’s room, Bearmy was awake. Bruce took Bearmy, although Bearmy was biting hard on his finger. They gave Bearmy the stone tablet which was a remanent of the tomb that had avon’s name on it and took Bearmy into Bruces room. Drukkor cuddled with Breadgar (big spoon). In the morning, Gar woke up to Mud Bearmy being sliced in half. Gar instantly ran out of Milf Money Mansion, followed by an eager Carl as Gar had his sights on the Circus, believing they had done it. Ko’viel woke up, noting to the group Gar is quite stupid and wouldn’t have realised it was a prank. Eventually, Breadgar also woke up and sent a sending to Gar to have him return.

One day, Avon received a message from Princess Titanaia mentioning dire threats at Giaza district Garden (where they met Dreriya) and at the base of the boulliian Spire. At the same time, Titania advised Avon to send Petra to her school by the tree they did show and tell at. As they left, they saw children’s toys litter the streets. When they arrived at the Giaza District, they saw three hags and a dozen or so children sitting in a patch of grass with a wintery portal. Drukkor ran up, knocking out a hag with black hair, Avon destroyed another with a tuff of white hair, Gar eviscerates another with brown hair. The one with black hair revealed herself to be Aunty Gladys, who was following the winter court’s advice. The children were freed, Gladys slayed and the group departed to the boullinian spire.

When they arrived at the central Control District with the Boullinian spire, they noticed a weirdness to shadows that seemed as if they were moving congruent with their objects. Guards and animals were also frozen in place. A bright moonlight shone from the spires hole and the group flew down. At the base of the spire, an Archfey dressed in noble attire paced back and forth, revealing that the group weren’t supposed to be here, standing by a pile of toys and bones.

Session 56 – The Death of Milf Money

The Gang’s Actions have Consequences

https://boullinismilfmoneysquad.obsidianportal.com/adventure-log/session-56-the-death-of-milf-money

A Summertime Reunion

The Gang arrived back home, surprising the members of Sunder Arms Lodge who report the Saviours of Boullini had been missing for almost 2 years, thinking they died at the Amerea university. Juniper explained that she took point, leading the remaining members of Milf Money and restoring those who had perished, forming a group that helped deal with city problems, called “The New Milf Money”.

Bearmy was initially cautious of Gar at first before running into their arms. Petra explained that Hala and her broke Bearmy out of the circus who captured him shortly after Gar’s departure. The Circus has reinstated itself back in the scatter heights district with the “death of Gar”.  Drukkor approached Pyre who was sorting out the loot with Carl and Malvodo from their latest haul, learning Shurikan the brainwashed friend of the Cimbric was now in jail. Breadgar sat with Priscillia as they organized some business with Twain. Priscillia once again informed Breadgar to not trust Nobility Agents, noting it didn’t make sense she was alive. Ko’viel approached Juniper and Juniper said that they want to talk about it, but not ` right now as they are processing the return. Avonn approached their bird bath, presenting some of the seeds of summer, announcing Summer had returned to Boullini.

Martha with the assistance of Rai cooked up a feast for the party, and a celebratory feast happened. Juniper brought up an alcoholic concoction she called Fireball as Breadgar and Drukkor had a drinking contest investing a game called Beer Pong.  Avon animated the trees who, along with Bobo Nash, helped facilitate the rest of the party, as Gar did his best to disassociate from the two drunk dragonborns and Ko’viel was attempting to disassociate just generally. As the night closed, Drukkor and Breadgar spooned (Breadgar was little spoon) as Breadgar confided in not believing his mother was alive.

Over the next few days:

  • Gar approached Martha, giving her a sum of 10,000 Gold.
  • Breadgar received a letter from Augustus who stated that Breadgar’s death proved them to be ineligible to transfer business rights of Breadgar bakery and that Breadgar name was a copyrighted term of Breadgar’s baking Company and they would be forced to change the name. In Anger, Breadgar turned into a pterodactyl.
  • Petra approached Avon, asking if the stories about them were true, including that of the fey wild, noting that the stories persisted even after Avon faded away.
  • Teysa Karlov, leader of the Orzhov Bank and conduit of the Orzhov Ghosts, came to Sunder Arm Lodge to say hello to Gar and remind them of the business deal, including the tatoo on Gar’s back.
  • Drukkor went to visit the Cimbrics, but was stopped by a woman named Adara (Avon’s frenemy met during the Fey Wild), who made them remember everything about the Fey Wild (yes, including the meese and meese god). When Drukkor asked why, Adara simply said “You were there.” Instead of visiting the Cimbric Guild base, Drukkor went back and informed Avon.
  • Avon simply dismissed Drukkor, revealing that Adara might be playing long game and to keep the information to themselves, and not reveal to the others.
  • Avon and Drukkor awkwardly approached Juniper to ask for potions. During this convo, Juniper revealed that Nobglin (the goblin who helped turn Aristarn Fern into the bio-metal enahced wearwolf and helped with Natalthia’s transformation to a mechanical angel) and her had a functioning relationship at the moment.

At the end of the third day, they had been invited to attend the Leaders meeting for the Illiam League.

Pyramid in the Desert

The group arrived, seeing the council of leaders of Boullini

  • Justinian Fare (Chair Person, Leader of Justice)
  • Kiana Kalesbane (Leader of Magic, High Elf met at Skimberii)
  • Kapri Fillhorn (Leader of Military, Stout Halfling met early on, has T-rex animal companion
  • Braldian Ovverrin (Leader of Economics, met early on with Ruman Talhini, Dwarf)
  • Alonso Harehart (Leader of Foreign Affairs, advised Ko’viel on looking for Rai, sanctioned mission to the rests, Orc)
  • Ariel Hardy (Leader of Leisure (and secretly, Leader of Guilds), Dragonborn who wears a half mask)
  • Artisern Fern( Recently promoted leader of Spirituality, a Human werewolf met early on who used to lead the Followers of Imbris Yumen).

They first discussed what happened, but the group had very limited recollection but Drukkor lied through their teeth.

The second item was about the Pyramid of Bodies in the Aleo District with the Hedron. Various opinions were presented, with Ko’viel and Kapri Fillhorn adamant on having all of the new frontier members killed. Drukkor saw a peaceful resolution in mind, wanting to spare them and rehabilitate. Breadgar was stern on the fac they had killed his mother and they deserved earth. Eventually, a compromise arouse and it was decided the leaders of the New Frontier in the pyramid would be executed and the others would be restored and rehabilitated.

Key perspectives from the meeting were: Kapri wanting blanket execution, Kiana wanting to imprison them again, Ariel Hardy wanting them to fight in the arena for Leisure purposes, Aristern Fern wanting to keep the pyramid as a symbol of the people and Braldian who did not think it was appropriate that milf money decided.

As the meeting ended, Kapri stopped the group before going to the Aleo district to confront the nobility agents. Kapri apologized for their disagreements in years gone, citing it had been affecting them since their departure. Kapri affirmed that she knows they want what’s best for the city and knows their intentions. She also warned guards are  on high alert and the nobility agents have acted out of control and have ramped up their power. Similar to Priscillia, consistent with her mistrust in previous years, Kapri warned the group about the Nobility Agents.

Let Justice Reign

The group then followed the Political Escort to the Northern Aleo District where the pyramid of bodies were, just by the Hedron. The sight and smell this time around was too repulsive for Koviel and Breadgar initially. Justinian first beseeched the Nobility Agents, but it fell on deaf ears. Eventuially Breadgar took reign of the conversation, instructing the Nobility Agent. The nobility agent obeyed the commands swiftly, with their eye socket turning into multiple little eyes as another deep voice spoke through them, what they think was the voice of the being known as the “Infinite Gaze”. As the conversation ended Breadgar told Justinian that they would let justice reign. The leaders of sects of the new frontier were pulled from the Pyramid (including THormar, Callen, Rigor and other high ranking leaders) and shot, destroying their bodies. The rest would be sequentially removed from the pyramid, put in prison and hopefully, rehabilitated.

Kiana then met with them to take them to the Magic District to show them Brandle’s Refuge. Brandle’s Refuge was the site of of Milf Money’s death and the site of Brandle’s death, which was formerly the sight where Avon accessed the fey wild turned into a memorial site to Brandle from the Great Library of Vellin. After observing the memorial, Prospera dressed in all black outfit came to the site, scolding Milf Money for taking advantage of them including

  • Drukkor stealing classes
  • Drukkor and Bruce trick the enchantment with the name Ocean and making fake students
  • Ko’viel for declining assistance deciphering new frontier
  • Avon for killing Kel’ ( a gnome who did not like the fey wild) and their wife, forcing Kel to leave Boullini and lose a strong lead of magic.
  • Not supporting any mages in the invasion and capture of Balore’s horsemen (the group choose Kapri to capture isiant rather than, Brandle = Zatare, Prospera = Am’Rakfukula and Jessebelle = Misdreeksu.)

The ultimate decision was going with Avon’s advice and not with Prospera when she asked for you to come to her safe haven, which could have avoided deaths of those of her university. With that Prospera banned the group from the campus.

Kiana took the group afterwards to visit the “Saviors Institute for Displaced Children” which has now been relocated the magical children and renamed by Alluris (former founder of the new frontier along with Jaunt and Braxus). Mx. Alluris leads the school for the magically inclined young people. Alluris described they tried to stop Jaunt from entering but Jaunt broke through and found the groups magical essences and stored them in orbs, which the group can use to sleep with.

Braldian Ovverrin then guided the group through a toper trip to a new district being built up, propped with six statues… which turned out to be the recently believed deceased Saviors of Boullini. A portal set up in a guarded tent led the group back to Milf Money Mansion. The group had a series of task they wanted to do, but the day was over.

Session 55 – A Summertime Reunion

A Heart-attack a Day keeps the Fey Wild Away

https://boullinismilfmoneysquad.obsidianportal.com/adventure-log/session-55-a-summertime-reunion

Previously on Milf$:

The Gang had just gotten on top of the summery floating island of Sal Al to find it covered in a sleet of snow with the voice of Killian of the Stage projecting through the forest. They walked through the forest, covered in a layer of snow that was ill-fitting for these bright trees. The gang stumbled upon a mound of blue and purple flowers, with the head of the owl, The One in The Weald.

The one in the weald informed the group that Killian of the Stage and The One in the Fjord where up ahead in the town of Sal Al and Killian was blocking use of the portal. The gang stayed within in 30ft of each other as to not be rejected by the island as they investigated the town through the eyes of a boar. In the town, the area was covered in a thick snow reducing vision and the cold being hard to manage.

The group ran towards a central area before their steps were caught out be a coven of witches, one of which Drukkor easily dispatched. Through the thick snow sleet, the eyes of the one in the fjord locked eyes on the group and the covens of witches attack the group. During the battle, Killian of the stage hid in the town casting illusions which damaged the psyche of the gang while they easily dispatched of the witches. The one in the fjord was eventually taken down, returning to its normal size, Killian was found and squeezed the heart of skeleton within a tomb stone which triggered Avon. The group taking heavy hits with Ko’viel down, Bruce down, Drukkor down and Breadgar down at some stage managed to defeat the Winter Courts. Avon placed the head of the One in the weald next to its body, as it began to heal itself with Breadgar’s help. Avon shed a single tear as the portal, a simple sylvan archway, was ready for the group to wander through.

As the gang travelled through this portal ways, they heard voices from allies who were in a desperate search for milf money, including Juniper, Phenrir, Seraph Unella, Kiana and various others. The final voice they heard was a voice panicking that they could not be found.

The party eventually walked through a grove next to a broken and withered tombstone in the town of Alasai in the southernmost part of the continent. Breadgar, Gar and Drukkor remember nothing from the fey wild. Koviel and Bruce remember very small bits, like a distant dream in their child good. Avon remember more, but still not everything. They were guided by a gravekeeper there to a tavern and rested for the night. Bobo Nash found the party in the morning as Ko’viel had a existential crisis about where they were. The group put bobo nash in the  bag of holding, as Avon assured the group that they would tell the tale of what happened at some point in the future. Breadgar attempted to communicate with Kiana and Juniper but the messaging system did not work. Breadgar teleported the group to their homestead, but instead of appearing at the shrine they appeared on the outskirts of the city in the desert. After stepping towards the city, a portal opened and coming out was Robart Frostfang, and Garth, the psiychic ninja that assisted Ko’viel.

They teleported the group to the Aleo district (with the Hedron) and showed the group a massive pyramid of bodies of The New Frontier that had been placed there. Robart explains that after they left and were presumed dead, nobility agents were commanded to search for the new frontier members across the city and their body was brought their. Guilds also participated in the quest for it to gather them. Amongst the mound of bodies, that were locked in state of decay and restoration as a cycle was Callen the fey hunter, Rigor the Rising’s Litch, Agri Eon the former Hellenic who actually helped save the group towards the end, the psycho rangers previously fought who countered their abilities and at towards the top of the pyramid was Thormar, Ko’viel’s former friend. Robart explained that Tulamire, The Infinite Gaze, had mobilised the nobility agents to act on his behalf to destroy the new frontier for unkown reasons.

Ko’viel demanded to be taken back to milf money mansion and the group were instantly transported there. Robart and Garth departed.

When arrived, the gates were clean silver with steel plating of M.M on the entrance way. Slithering out of small sentry guard tower was Snek, soon followed by Artemis. The group then came across Twain – soon figuring out that those who died in the attack by the new frontier had been successfully revived by Juniper. Juniper came down, half-asleep speechless at the group’s presence. She set up some coffee and explained that after the group left, Phenrir and herself acted to bring back the members and attempted to bring back the group, while also keeping stability in the city as “New Milf Money”. Juniper explains they helped with the new milf money members and mercenaries have contributed to the pyramid of bodies in Boullini.

New Milf Money members have included (and other various mercenaries):

  • Junniper
  • Phenrir
  • Artemis and Snek
  • Carl
  • Emmanuuyel
  • Sparky
  • Logos
  • Okin
  • Pyre
  • Malvodo
  • Morris (Werebear)
  • O’Carrick (for a short-time, but was working for Gouregious Fern)

Juniper used the group to solve other problems that emerged in the city (a one-shot idea @emily @christos ?)

Those who were revived by Juniper were:

  • Artemis
  • Twain
  • Pyre
  • Rakshun
  • Okin

Those revived by Nobility Agents:

  • Priscilla, who told Breadgar not to trust nobility agents

A summarised update to milf money mansion:

  • Rai and Martha have started a stall to generate passive income.
  • A new sentry tower for Artemis has been built.
  • The gazebo has been finished for Breadgar.
  • Emmanuel is now the size of a medium sized humanoid
  • Phenrir has left on quest to finish “their family”.
  • Twain and Priscilla have been maintain the “books” for milf money.
  • Teysa Karlov of the Orzhov Bank has helped with the rebuild.

The group rested with Bobo Nash settling into the new home. In a few days, their emergence will get them summoned by Justinian Fare to the Illiam League.

Session 54 – A Childhood Robbed, A Life-time of Power

The Gang Get Reckless

https://boullinismilfmoneysquad.obsidianportal.com/adventure-log/session-54-a-childhood-robbed-a-life-time-of-power

Previously on Milf$:

After speaking with the visage of Titania, the Gang saw the tower where Avant was located. The group came to an ornate beautiful white tower where Avant acted as the lookout. Avant questioned if the group remembered him, saying that he knows their faces but doesn’t remember them. Avant was the child stolen in Skimberi early on in the gang’s adventures, who has now become “The Warrior of Summer”.  While at the tower, a strong beam of energy burst from where the group had just come from. Avant said that was Adara’s magic, as she was a concentrated version of the Queen of Night and Magic’s power, the central ivory tower within the winter court. Avant provided a guide to the summer straight chasm to get an island named Sal Al, a floating island held up by roots. He informed telling the group that they needed the Hearthstone of Sal Al. One of which resided with a coven of named the Wives of Summer who had the valley guarded by a dragon named Reckless.

The group departed and after several long rests, came to the entrance way meeting a Goblin named BoboNash, son of Gilbert and Janie. Bobo had been trapped in the few wild for a long time, trapped there since his boat capsized in the material plane and a witch offered him sanctuary underwater, leading them to this world. Bobo has aged significantly here but the gang did not initially trust them. Bobo revealed that a good way to hide against the dragon was by using mushrooms and dirt, which Bobo guided and Drukkor painted the group as.

As they traversed to the wives of summer, the group quickly came across Reckless, The Reckless Dragon who tumbled their way down from the sky and destroy much vegetation as they descended looking for the group, twice. On the second time, Breadgar attempted to reason with the dragon. Initially repulsed by the Dragonborn’s appearance, Reckless walked with Breadgar explaining that they guarded the valley and it was not appropriate for them to be there (the rest of the group hid).

Drukkor followed closely behind. Eventually, Reckless offered to take Breadgar with them, as the Wives of Summer could “make you like me”, insinuating the Wives of Summer had turned Dragonborns into dragons. Drukkor threw a dagger, which caused Reckless to be distracted, disintegrating vegetation. Breadgar turned invisible. However, Drukkor fell on his back and now was being talked to by Reckless. Reckless also invited Drukkor to come with them but Drukkor tricked reckless saying that they would follow him.

They all regrouped towards the Wives of Summers place, a cold, dank, wet and moist place smelling of sea salt and littered with rotting fish. The group came across an old cottage, and investigated the outside, seeing two old women staring blanky in a bed and in a chair. The Hearthstone of Sal Al was in the cabinet. The group devised a plan, sending in Drukkor disguised as a girl (?) with cookies. The witch however spotted and saw through the façade, initiating combat by instantly pulling Drukkor into the house.  Bruce, Gar and Breadgar jumped into the building, Ko’viel drew the wardrobe to them and another witched presented themselves on the field. The witches combined into a terrible coven monstrosity, a witch of 3 heads with a stomach of Dragonborn babies poking out. Avon readied for Reckless who was returning from a far.

After a long battle, with one dying very quickly and Reckless recklessly tumbling into the house. After destroying all of the witches, and retrieving the Hearthstone of Sal Al, Reckless called it quits and said that the wives of summer will come back as they are ancient fey spirits but Reckless was a “one and done situation.” Reckless then proceeded to follow the group with the Hearthstone of Sal Al to the island.

When they reached the end, the gang organised how they would fly up the island using Onion, the Humming bird, polymorph and fly. The group ascended the floating island held up by roots and the reason they needed the Hearthstone of Sal Al became apparent. Reckless followed after the group but the island attacked it, piercing the dragon with roots, lugging rocks at it and subsuming it into- the Island. However, Reckless broke free.

When the gang got to the top, they came across a cold place with fresh snow. They came across a carriage that Avon investigated and Gar saw a tuff of white hair, akin to that of a polar bear, similar to the Winter Court’s “The one in the fjord”.

A mist started to descend across the party as they heard Killian of the Stage echo through the forest the story of Avon. He revealed that Avon was a result of Titania taking children during the humans colonisation of the continent, saying that Avon experienced a significant. He revealed Avon was a product of an event across Illiam, about 1400 years ago called “The Summer Kidnap” where children were stolen across various communities in Illiam. Killian reminded the group of their own experiences of losing moments of their life, but Avon was unphased.

While Killian affirmed that Avon’s child hood was robbed, Avon retorted “A Childhood robbed for a life time of power.” 

Session 53 – The Summer Court

Avon: Mummy Issues ?

https://boullinismilfmoneysquad.obsidianportal.com/adventure-log/session-53-the-summer-court

Previ0usly on Milf$:

The gang travelled with Adara into the Temple Adjacent to Autumn, There the group bid fare well to the 3 Satyrs and Felice, travelling towards the Corridor of Autumn. The description of the functioning of the portal likened it to a worm hole. Adara provided the group Onion with new leafy wings, a bag of seeds to control a giant hummingbird and a flute to control a dragon fly.

When they entered the portal, there was a straight line with very large autumn spruce trees lining the way with Rabbits frolicking in the in between. Adara led the way and the group heard wind rustle before seeing two sphinxes block their way, who Adara called “The Autumn and Spring Bastards”. The sphinx’s denied entranced to the group. Adara said before seeing the group she had only recently defeated them, and that time although moving strangely in the fey wild, moves even stranger in the Corridor of Autumn. As Gar got banished to a wintery wonderland, the group fought the bastards and came out victorious, although many suffered the effects of only knowing a specific language.

Upon their defeat, the corridor began to die with Adara hastening Bruce and Ko’viel to get to the other end.

When Ko’viel and Bruce dashed through, they met an owl bear reading a book who was very curios and identified themselves as “The One Inbetween”. The Owlbear guided the gang out of the temple as Adara became increasingly worried, stating they weren’t welcomed here. Avon mentioned they would put in a good word for her Titania. Adara’s fears came to fruition as outside of the temple the group met a squad of Warrior like people named “The Green Knights” who whipped out an ethereal chain and launched it at Adara, blinking her out of existence. The Green Knight chief brought forward a glass swirling with water which took the shape of someone named The Green Prince, who instructed the group to follow the knights.

The group obeyed as the owlbear blended into an emerging fey crowd of pixies, satyrs and all other wonderful fey creatures in the summer forest surrounding and observing. As they walked along, the fey creatures affectionately gave them names which they heard. The group were referred to as “The Summer Orphans”, Avon was principally called “The Summer Orphan” and the group were provided the names of:

  • Gar = “The Sun Bear”
  • Bruce  = “The Fist of Sunshine”
  • Drukkor = “The Daylight Shroud”
  • Ko’viel = “The Glistening Wrath”
  • Breadgar = “The Song of Dawn”

The group came towards  a gargantuan white tree on the top of a hill blinded by sunshine through the leaves. The tree twisted around, revealing itself to be Princess Titania speaking to the party, offering an apple that cleansed their ability to speak only one language. When Titania was queried about Adara, she said that she needed to be contained as she had defied the summer court. The group did not pursue this line of questioning and Avon seemed complacent she had been taken away.

Titania provided Avon with a bag to ensure that “Summer lasts forever” with seeds for Avon to provide to their little birds and children. Titania revealed that Mab (The queen of air and darkness) did not understand her plans, and that Titania was preparing for something even greater to come. She revealed there were Far Beings from the Blind Eternities that the summer court was garrisoning against, that could not only destroy the fey wild but all realms. Titania revealed that one member (Gar) had already seen this creature (when they touched the Hedron in the sleepless Jungle).

Titania told the group the way home was beyond the Summer Straight Chasm to an island/mountain where they could teleport through (reliably). Titania told them that Avant would provide directions. Avant was the Forest Gnome Child from Skimberii (see skimberi sessions) that was taken into the Fey Wild which the group inadvertently helped.

Coming outside behind a tree was Tommen, a child taken early on from Boullini from the early sessions who had been transformed into an almost half-elf person (which looks cosmetically changed), now a teenager with glittering armour. Tommen seemed cationic in their answers in servitude.

The group now head off towards Avant who will provide a guide through the summer straight chasm to an island where to get back to the material plane.

Session 52 – To the Temple Adjacent to Autumn

Of Meese and Drukkor

https://boullinismilfmoneysquad.obsidianportal.com/adventure-log/session-52-to-the-temple-adjacent-to-autumn

Previously on Milf$

After walking through the portal of the one in the weald, the gang found themselves lost in the wintery wonderland of the fey wild, and only source of adventure was that they needed to pursue the “Temple Adjacent to Autumn”.

Ko’viel created a hut and the group attempted to rest while Bruce believed they could speak to plants and Drukkor followed a series of foot prints leading to a grove of 3 moose, 3 deer and 3 elk. After patting them in a pattern, with the group of creatures asking for more pats, Drukkor believed they were entranced by the Meese god to keep patting.

Gar and Avon became concerned and looked for Drukkor, finding them stuck with the meese. The animals combined into a large Meese like creature that followed the group through the forest. The group evaded the Colossoal Meese Creation which they saw in the distance stand upright and turn into a beautiful explosion of luminescent meese. A large looming cloud like shadow follows Drukkor now of a reindeer in the sky.

After a long rest, the group came across a group of 3 Satyrs playing the song that goes “He’s a piss pot through and through…” on loop. The Satyrs revealed it would take the group 1 – 200 years to travel to the summer court and provided details of someone who knew about the location, an ancient tree named Trenedad. They found the cold wintery leaf-less tree with a face who would offer them directions to The Temple adjacent to Autumn at the price the group would tell them a Story, as they are dying old spirit of the fey wild. The group recounted the tale of Shel’bo, Kiana Kalebane’s Daughter who they defeated Stoneregard (see Arc 1). Trenedad provided them a twig which pointed continuously in the direction of the temple. The group followed the twigs direction and Satyrs.

Throughout their travel there, they came across a group of Soldiers from the Dominion of Archul confused about where they were, apparently on a mission to a town named Orisheyna before ending up here. The group left these soldiers behind and came towards a vineyard called “The Coven of Grapes and Vines”. There they met a woman named Aunty Amethyst who fed the group some wine, which after a few tastes made them really intoxicated. The witch mentioned they had a sister the group had come across before named Aunty Agatha, who is a part of their coven (see s3 -7). Aunty Amethyst let the sample the wine before letting them proceed onwards through their vineyard.

Eventually, the group started to come across a place with autumn colours of orange and dead leaves, understanding they were close to the portal. They saw displacer beasts throughout this area before being stopped by a courageous and perky forest Gnome named Felice. Felice identified themselves as protector for the temple adjacent to autumn and initially denied entrance to the temple, but eventually compromised with the group as to not engage into combat. Additionally, the group offered them the Satyrs. Felice revealed they were guarding the temple for Janus, the God of Doors and Passageways who was displeased with the fey wild.

As Felice took them to the temple, dead autumn leaves around the base of the temple, they saw a tall sylvan figure similar to avon step outside. The person directed their attention to Avon, identifying themselves as Adara, citing that Avon had saved them once upon a time. Adara did not want them to proceed to the summer court but eventually Avon the group struck a deal with Adara to go with them, as Adara felt like they owed Avon. With that, the gang proceeded with Adara into the temple.

Session 51 – The Winter Court

The Gang does the Nutbush

https://boullinismilfmoneysquad.obsidianportal.com/adventure-log/session-51-the-celebration-of-the-winter-court

Previously on Milf$

After beating members of the radical magical group The New Frontier, the gang fled the wrath of Jaunt into the warm embrace of spectral glowing figure. The group awoke in a sunny field of blue and purple flowers, soon figuring out it was a stage-background. Killian of the Stage, a winter eladrin welcomed the group to the winter court of the Feywild, taking the group through the wintery fey towards a central location.

Killian took to the group to a large icy and dark castle, adorned by a runway of Hags standing like statues. When they arrived inside, they met a large figure with a long glowing blue and purple dress adorned by a black diamond, who Killian introduced as the Queen of Air and Darkness. The group was introduced as “Avon” and the rest. The queen announced that they would be tired and would need to rest, and would work for the queen now as there was nothing left In Boullini.  Behind the queen of air and darkness, to an open broken space behind them entered a large bear, named The one In the fjord. This turned-on Gar.

The hags outside turned into a group of Pegasus and took the group near their home. During the flight in a fairy-carriage, which Killian was awkwardly squished between, they heard a loud shriek with series of bright silver emitting from a central tower. The group figured this matched a spire in central Boullini. At the base of this spire was a platoon of Frost Giants.

The group became affected by some quirks. Breadgar can’t comprehend the number 11. Avon needs to collect stones before they go to sleep. Drukkor and Ko’viel can’t make eye contact with people. Gar has the insane urge to drink holy water. Bruce feels like they are able to speak with plants.

The group were taken to a location called “United foot work lodge” which would be similar to Sunder Arms Lodge (or Milf Money Mansion). Inside the building, it was simply a long corridor that exceeded the outside dimensions of the lodge on the outside, with three staircases going up and three going down. There was a long table inside the place. On the roof of the lodge was a flower arrangement, that detailed and was a flower artistic representation of mil money’s story to date.

The gang went upstairs and found that there was a single room for all of them to sleep in. Before they could actually sleep and long rest, a party started downstairs. At the head of the table, a Winter eladrin who was rag dolling was being controlled by the queen of air and darkness as a virtual mouthpiece. The elf-fey stabbed their hands into the icicle of their chairs as they announced the party began. The group ended up mingling. Gar attempted to approach the one in the fjord who was now a normal sized bear standing next to the mouthpiece. Avon attempted to help. Ko’viel drank their sorrows and approached by a winter eladrin named Richer Ree. Richer Ree then focused their attention at insulting the dragon borns, Breadgar and Drukkor. The argument escalated where attacks were thrown, but the queen of air and darkness held Richer Ree in the air and asked what punishment. The queen of air and darkness complied with their punishments, turning them into a dragonborn.

The party resumed thereafter, and the gang did the nut bush. Eventually, Ko’viel and Breadgar got tired and went upstairs. In their room, the window was open, and they heard a hoot. The one in the weald, the giant owl they came across in the sleepless jungle and who has encountered the group was there, offering milf money a way to leave. Eventually Gar came upstairs and went to find others. Breadgar pointed at Avon, who was outside collecting rocks. The one in the fjord was waiting in the darkness of the treeline. Drukkor was still mingling and Avon came in pulling him inside, causing a disturbance which caused all the fey wild party-goers to draw their attention to him.

The group came up stairs as the one in the weald created portal within their wings for the group to escape. Outside, the one in the fjord grew large and gargantuan shadowing the window. Killian lead the fey wild court up the stairs as a large group. Killian and the group turned shot out a volley of arrows as Avon and the rest fled through their portal, to an unknown place outside the icy walls into an ethereal snowy forest wonderland.

Toast’s Update – Shortlisted, Fundraiser and Articles!

Hi Friends, a few cool new things happening in the next month or so!

  • I’ve just been shortlisted for Penguin Random House Write It fellowship!!! I am submitting the full manuscript on the 20th of May! A big few weeks of writing and editing ahead. I am so excited and grateful for this opportunity!
  • From 23rd to the 26th of May, I will be doing a fundraiser called ‘Pen2Paper’ for Story factory where I will be raising $300 to help students gain access to the agency’s creative writing workshops! Support me here!
    I also have been interviewed by Arnold B. Spencer. It was great time and he asked some really interesting question. I talk about my poetry, Dungeons and Dragons and why I drink water while I write!
  • Autumn, That Bastard is almost complete! However, due to the intense editing I am doing both for the manuscript and university, I will be delaying the next few poems until end of May/beginning of April. Grey House will be released next week with an updated release schedule.
  • I have contributed and created an article about Writing Queer characters in the Writing Community Newsletter! Check it out here and subscribe to it!
  • I have just finished and sent off my article for D.I.R.G.Ezine. The zine will be ready for publication in the coming months so stay tuned!

Thank you to all of those who have kept up and been engaged with me throughout this time! May will be a slower month for content in terms of blog posts, but many big things are happening!

Stay awesome!

D.I.R.G.Ezine – Fanzine and Kickstarter I am now a part of!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/reigndragon/dirgezine

Exciting news! I am now a part of a kickstarter for a fanzine about Diversity in Role-Playing Game Experiences (D.I.R.G.Ezine)!

The premise is that Role-playing games (such as DnD) have a fair portion of the community that is rather underrepresented in the hobby. The fanzine is aimed at showing off the talents of the different artists, writers and members of the diverse RPG community.

I am excited to be a part of such an opportunity to allow a hobby that I love to grow in a more inclusive way! I will be writing an article about the representation of gender and sexuality in the hobby, as both a game master and as a player.

The release is scheduled for July/August 2019.

If you would like to back the kickstarter or find out more about it, you can find a link to it here!

Presenting Themes in Dungeons and Dragons

One of my favourite things to do in Dungeons and Dragons is to imbue my homebrew world with real-world parallels. For example, the backstory to my continent of Illiam is that it was invaded by humans a long-time ago who basically colonised the continent. Hundreds of years later, the other races got sick and tired of this and pushed back the humans for the majority back to where they landed, which was Ericsa. After a while, all the races had to set aside their differences to face an even greater threat, a Shadow Dragon casting their dominion on the continent.

Allegorically speaking, this is a representation of colonisation and decolonisation practices. The uniting force, which is the Shadow Dragon, is meant to representation of acknowledging the past and working together with the resource that the city states now have.

But in terms of actual player experience, my home-game players have fought against a radical who attempted to change the foundation of the main religion in the biggest city. The main religion, was all about Progress and progress in the radical’s eyes came from tradition. One of the players had recently converted to this religion and became a cleric. The players had also met so many people already who identified as following the main religion. This is representative of what’s happening currently in our society.

Even if I don’t attempt to interweave themes seamlessly, it will always be a product and result of DnD as it is a living and breathing world. It is a story and stories have meaning. Themes and commentary in an RPG give that ‘oooohhh yeahhh’ moment where players can pinpoint and be like “oh boy that’s capitalism summed up” or “wait I know alot of tieflings, they aren’t all bad”. In my experience, integrating themes adds another layer of problem solving and enjoyment at the table.

DnD, like all stories, have some kind of underlying message. Giving thought to what themes you put in your world some thought may enhance the narrative experience as they go through the DnD story. Or like some great writers, winging it and developing it as it goes also works.

Just don’t J.K Rowling it please.

FYI: You can catch up on what my homegame players get up to at https://boullinismilfmoneysquad.obsidianportal.com/.
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