Morning started good, I got a new rifle, and a hood and cloak that looks oddly like that worn by Ikala, a knife looks like it was made of bone, I gave another one to Jin, Metis got some metals and the map. When we came out of our… room no one was around and the river cutting through the town was dried up, Xerxes(sp?) showed up explained the rules, don’t die or get captured, killed two of his own men and started the game. We got a 10 minute head start when we reached the forest which we needed since Jin tripped thankfully Metis was able to help him, while running Metis and I also tripped we helped each other so we could stay ahead. Hopefully we’ve read the signs correctly but I’,m starting to feel like this could be a trap. We found a boat at a lake, doused the fire on it and set out, Xerxes seems to think we knew that they couldn’t follow us into water and sent his pet Borgam and a minion ahead, I tried to shoot the Borgam while it was on Xerxes arm but hit him instead.
- Sentient Borgam stabbed ‘Guards’ and they got back up without raising an alarm.
- First sign was kind of obvious I don’t think Xerxes would miss it. Tree one side dead, living side has Borgam shaped leaves.
- Pet Borgam obey Xerxes Sentient Borgam are still unknown but same name, maybe they obey him for some reason
- Sentient Borgam said Xerxes cheats he could be setting a trap and was trying to warn us
- WHAT IS THE SHADOW UNDER THE WATER??
So we met someone Metis calls Ohta and have been offered the chance to win the game via cheating( probably the only way). She says she might be able to reverse the ‘disease’ that changes people, which Metis volunteered to be the test subject. He took it pretty well until the parasite was removed and then he lost control, now he just wants to eat us. Jin turn Metis into a puddle with his gnosi tech, Fluid State Inducer. ‘Ohta’ is currently makinh a new body for Metis, while waiting Vaas and Sefren showed up. They apparently found a trap meant for Lilith and Rio, set by Xerxes. Also ‘Ohta’ has introduced us to new technology that Xerxes is using, Reality Manipulation, we can make things using our imagination but we can’t do this outside where Xerxes is controlling everything as he will not give us the chance.
While waiting for Metis to get his new body Lady Ohta mentioned that there was a forge in the ship that we might be able to use but it could use all the power on the ship. Jin decided that he would be better off doing something on his own, that would help us, but he wouldn’t say more than that. Sefren, Vass and I decided to find the forge which is deeper in the ship, Ohta says she doesn’t go that far deeper into the ship as it isn’t necessary but she had explored a bit and found a forge but she had also heard something but never seen it, likely some kind of guardian. We resolved to go to the forge anyway and Ohta gave us the directions. On the way we walked into a circular room with some machinery in the wall that seemed to be trying to come out of the wall but was stuck, Vass decided to pry the thing out and we met Alex. Alex at first seemed confused it has apparently been conscious for a few thousand years and had nobody to talk to, but it, he?, was also a database for the ship and knew of Sefren’s family line,which he called a clan. The first Nugulch’s were hybrids that lived to be hundreds of years but eventually the clan ended, the second line was classified information and apparently we were standing on a trick floor.
We fell what felt like 15 feet into a room full of bones, after a bit of searching we found some armor that changed to fit us and a few bags of gunpowder, we also found some squares that may be a form of currency somewhere. After a little experimenting I found that we could still think things into existence, we made some weapons and I made a few flash-bangs. We decided to search the tunnels that left the room we were in and we quickly found a thing that was very similar to Airloids but noticeably different and enhanced by some group that wasn’t HATS. I threw a flash-bang and we ran. While running we saw a sign that said go this way to safety. After a little bit more running we found a sign that said this way to we ran to when we entered to airloid-thing’s eyes glazed over and it walked away. We werre questioned by a resident of the town, , we told him Alex sent us, and he responded that we were to meet the LawBringer.