This campaign began with cupcakes and ended with a one-armed enchanter making Bob lose intelligence points.
The team sent Noralor, Sipele, and their newly adorable T-Rexes back to their room at the bar and inn located in the lower slums. Noralor recommended that, to save them all some pain, the party should shoot Bob. Ignoring this statement, they decided to explore the emptied jail near their last place of battle.
The Outside World
In the jail, they retrieved Noralor’s lost items, including her bow and arrow, and looked out the barred windows to the chaotic outside world.
The sky outside the jail was dark, black clouds tearing open with spots of flame. Figures cut through the clouds, all angles and edges. Bob identified them as dragons and drakes and wyverns. The streets outside were empty of human or elven life. Crows sat along the edges of the rooftops. Cats with scales poking out between their fur devoured any bird unlucky enough to touch ground, although the birds were twice their size. Across the street, the courthouse was missing part of its roof. Replacing the roof section on the courthouse was a giant gelatinous blob the color of radioactive limes.
Into this chaos, ran Bob.
Coming down the street was a creature that moved with a lava blob forming its base and tentacled arms waving without bone structure or reason. A single eye protruded from one of these fast-moving tentacles. Lava trailed behind it in a molten slime.
Bob noticed this creature, attempted to imitate it to prevent it from getting closer to him, and ended up mocking it horribly. Its eyes zoned in on him and the battle began.
The party seemed hesitant to fight for Bob, but when he ran back inside, he forced them to take action. Biskut and their new dwarven friend rushed out to attack it only to discover that despite being a slow walker, its arms had 15 ft. reach. One attack by the creature turned Biskut into a cursed blob. Charlie begrudgingly removed the curse only for their dwarven friend to be cursed into a blob next.
After hacking and slashing and a considerable amount of water being dumped on the creature by Flekt, the party defeated the monster to much happiness.
Bob decided to go to the library near the courthouse and Biskut attacked a cat to get some of its teeth. The cat’s face peeled back to expose rows of teeth in a face made of petal-like flaps. She successfully turned it into jam and learned that the Chaos Plane creatures were cannibals.
Once all were in the library, Bob discovered an index that floated in the air as an open book and led them to his desired book, How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell.The party asked what order the books were in and they soon discovered that all the books in the library were organized by purchase date. All were aghast.
Biskut took charge next and demanded that the book show them information about the Chaos Plane. It went up and she followed it using the magic broom she received from an old hag in the slums market.
It brought her to a special Chaos Plane section, where the bookshelves turned loopy and it looked like eyes of indeterminate color stared out at her between the spaces of the books. It stopped on a shelf that held a single picture book, which Biskut took. When she attempted to read it, she saw only pictures and could keep none of them strictly in her mind. She attempted and succeeded a Constitution roll to keep one image locked in her mind for a time. She barely made it back down to tell the others what the image was like when she started to shake with unknown tremors, as if the image itself was trying to shake itself loose of her.
The image she saw was this: a boy with dark hair, not more than 17 years old, holding out his hands. Silver blood coated his arms.
The party went to the back of the library where Charlie had overheard the Sorceress talking with Dalygus a few games back and found Dalygus in a room beyond the shelves, missing an arm.
Charlie healed him. Without saying thank you, he began to insult the party and ask what they were doing in his office. He had been forced to cut off his arm when the spell was cast due to the poor job they had done to destroy the rune on it. The team discovered that not only was Dalygus one of the most gifted enchanters in the PhD of Magic program at the elven university, but he also had once dated the Sorceress when she was also studying for her degree.
They discovered the Sorceress had been kicked out of the university for killing her academic adviser. Charlie latched onto the fact that Dalygus had once dated the Sorceress, but when she pried further, he enchanted her to believing him to be their ally.
The party was then informed that the Sorceress had holed up in the palace, probably after killing the entire royal family. When Bob noticed something seemed off with their new ally, Dalygus enchanted him to be dumb.
That was end of this Books and Battle Program. Each person received 300 Experience Points and Biskut received extra for killing a cat and discovering the image of the boy in the Chaos Plane book.
Next Books and Battle Campaign was November 23, 2015 at 4:00PM.