Friday, June 18, 2010

SESSION TWO “The Nick of Time”

With things veering toward the nevernever, Hanna, Chris and Derek decide it’s time to get help from the wizards. In the morning they make a call to Nick and Malek and plan to meet that evening at Caz’s.

During the day, Hanna does some researching on Sindri, as well as pulling up whatever she can about the cauldron and the Denarians through her Monoc files.

Scene Change “Caz’s”

While seated at a back table, the three fill in the two wizards on what has transpired so far. Malek and Nick fill in some gaps on the Denarians. Before much else can happen, there’s a light show outside that seems to be coming from somewhere very near to the Center of the Universe (Which happens to be a block or two away).

Caz grumbles something about temporal instabilities before going back to his bartending. Nick and the others decide it’s worth investigating and take a walk to the bridge. They find a large crater in the cement, with slagged concrete and metal (very terminator-like).
Nick sets about trying a spell to tap into the city camera that watches the bridge. He pulls up the footage on his Black”magic”berry, PDA thingy and the group is able to watch the light show again, but it blows out the camera before we can see what emerges from the energy sphere.
Agent Blair is able to find strange scuff and drag marks leading to the bridge edge. As Hanna and Blair are looking over the edge, their startled by a large and grumpy troll. While the troll isn’t anything near friendly, he also doesn’t try to eat anyone. He tells the group that he just saw Nick emerge from the energy and go somewhere below the bridge. He mentions something about mechanical spider thingys.
Malek is able to sense traces of strange magic under the bridge, and using that as a guide, the group moves toward the river a mile or more away.

Scene Change “Down by the River”

Stepping through a bit of broken chain link fence, Nick tries a bit of tracing magic and realizes with a shock that what they’re following has his exact magical signature. It’s at this point that another Nick steps out of his hiding spot and greets the group.
Unlike our Nick, this one is strapped into some kind of Doc Oc-only spidery, contraption. He explains that he is Nick from the future come to warn everyone that the future is extremely ugly, due to the pot reshaping the universe (or somesuch). He explains that it’s crucial that Derek doesn’t visit the church… When we tell him he’s too late and we did that last night, he curses and says then it’s important we watch out for the Witch hunter.
Malek considers busting Nick for breaking an important law of magic, but decides against it.
The once and future Nick disappears. Everyone’s head hurts if they think about what just happened too much.

Monday, June 14, 2010

SESSION ONE "The Pot Thickens"


Hanna gets an unusual call from her mentor Brokk. “You need to get to the Tower pronto.”
Agent Chris Blair gets a similar call, only this comes from a mysterious woman named Lilly, who Chris believes might be linked to the Summer Court. Lilly tells Chris he would be wise to be at the Viking Tower at 3:30.
Derek is leaving a gig near Caz’s when Johnny Ravenclaw literally bowls into him, quite agitated. “You need to get to Viking Tower man! Something big’s going down!”

Scene Change “Viking Tower”

The three meet in the lobby of Viking Tower. The woman at the information counter tells Hanna she’s expected on 44.
A few minutes later they speak with Brokk, who tells them that Raven’s Pot (Ymir’s Cauldron) was recently stolen from a museum in town. Bad things always happen when the pot get’s stolen. Before he can say much more he literally disappears.
Soon after, the building shakes, security screens cover the windows and the power goes out. By emergency lighting, Hanna calls her Monoc supervisor, Mr. Oliver. He’s surprised to find she’s in the building, but instructs her that something big and scary is going down on the top floor.
Defying all fire codes known to man and gods alike, the three ride the elevator to floor 79, where they find a fiery mess.
Making their way carefully to the stairs, they find then find a bloody mess. Weapons drawn, they step through the doors and are confronted by a horrible sight. A hulking creature that seems to be some cross between grizzly, goat and rune covered demon looks at them with two sets of eyes. It’s covered in blood and gore and standing amidst dead and dismembered former Viking employees and a shattered circle.
And it’s really fast.
Before Hanna, Blair and Derek can do much more than gawk, the creature takes Derek by the throat and hoists him high, threatening to rip his head off if anyone moves.
No one moves.
The creature names itself as Ursiel, a member of the order of the Blackened Denarius. It informs them that it will return what it has taken in exchange for the Cauldron. It then tosses Derek across the room and jumps into a black hole in the floor.
In the aftermath, Blair looks over the scene, finding: The circles were meant as containment. Some of the employees were valkyrie. Other feathers were found too. Hanna finds a survivor who informs her that Odin’s spear, Gungnir, was stolen. As firefighters and the police arrive, Hanna calls Mr. Oliver and leaves the building.

Scene Change “Caz’s Bar”

They confront Johnny Ravenclaw at Caz’s. He tries to bolt but Hanna’s too fast for him. As his stoic friends look on, Hanna, Derek and Agent Blair question him. They get nothing. It’s as if he’s been magically kept from spilling the beans. He actually passes out.
Hanna calls Brokk, finding out that he isn’t in Tulsa, and that wasn’t him in the office earlier. He suggests that it was probably his brother, Sindri, a real bad egg.
On their short walk back to their vehicles, Blair spots Gruff’s falling from the sky and staking out spots outside of Caz’s.
The trio head back to “question” these new players.
They get very little in the way of information before the Gruffs attack. Derek and Hanna make short work of them, sending them both screaming back into the never never. The two in the back of the building are likewise dealt with by an unknown source (thought to be Worm, the bar owner/dragon or possibly some really powerful wards).
Heading back into the bar, they get a talking-to by Worm before offering Johnny and his social club a ride to the local catholic church.

Scene Change “The massive catholic church.”

The group is let in by Charlie, a little “mentally challenged” boy.
They meet Robyn, the head groundskeeper, who seems to know Johnny and be concerned for his welfare. Though she’s put off somewhat by Derek, she gives the group a limited information dump, telling them a little more about the Denarians and explaining that the cauldron in their hands could create all kinds of wickedness. She’s really not all that helpful before kicking them out.

In the alley outside, the group meets Barnabus, a mutt with the lowdown. In exchange for a bacon flavored potion, he tells them they really need to contact Old Chauncy if they want to find out what’s really going on. Hanna has her reservations about dealing with a demon, but hey, who knows.

Dresdenfiles Tulsa

Yet another RPG world. This time with the new Evil Hat, Dresdenfiles RPG. We're all big fans of the books and are having just as much fun playing in the world so far.

Brady - GM and storyteller
Kevin - Hanna Storm - Fledgling Valkyrie
Dave - Derek Wildfang - White Court Glampire
Mike - Malek - Playboy Warden of the White Council.
Selena - Nick - Technomage
Scott - Agent  Blair - FBI Agent/Arcanist