The group starts out in the Sessus mansion, having grabbed just the bare
minimum in equipment. Talon runs into one of the bedrooms, and ties the 60
feet of sheets necessary to make a trip line across the hallway. Mike’s
character, the Sessus Terrestrial, runs down the hallway and chops open a
huge gash in the wall for everyone to jump through, and drops through
Everyone but Talon ends up at the end of the hallway near the new “door”.
Gideon’s sis and husband drop through, and fight by his side, as monks come
around the corner of the estate and attack him.
A Terrestrial with the Wyld Hunt shows up at the end of the hall, preceded
by a small scouting party using very Romanesque sheild and spear style
equipment. A flood of monks is behind him, but they all stop. The
Terrestrial requests that the “demon” give up, and points directly at
Bonnie/Glory. When she laughs at him, he plunges his hands into the living
trees that make up the floor, and causes the floor beneath her feet to
spontaneously grow a branch that wraps itself around her up to her waist. I
had Asp chop the branch off at the root a few turns later, and it was
really no problem.
The monks behind the Terrestrial charge forward, and Talon leaps across the
hallway, into Mike’s room, causing a few of the monks to trip and fall, and
smacking his head on a chair in the process.
Glory shoots at the Terrestrial, but misses and her Solar Bolt amputates a
monk’s leg at the knee. Tharon (chris) just stands in the middle of the
hallway, waiting for the monks to get to him. They never really do. Glory
notices that, when Asp cut the root of the tree, it seems to have hurt the
Exalt that is still melded with the floor. So, she draws, aims at the
Terrestrial, says “Tee-hee” and throws a solar spike into one of the living
walls of the house. The Exalt rips his now-bleeding hands from the floor,
and tosses a cloud of nasty vapor down the hall, causing the now-retreating
Talon to fall to the floor squeeling in agony as every poisonous plant’s
essence that the Terrestrial has come across attacks him. The rest of the
group makes their saves and have minor skin irritations (incl. Asp, as it
was necessary if he was going to back the rest of the group up, but there
are no real mechanical effects for you.). Talon drugs himself with essence,
and picks himself back up, just as two more Terrestrials come around the
corner of the hallway.
Meanwhile, Mike, Gideon’s sister, and her husband have been accompanied by
John’s mercenary character outside, and have mowed down about 18 or so
human monks. All the while, telling the monks to run, or they won’t live.
Glory sees the two Terrestrials come around the corner and reacts by
flaring her anima to intimidate them. An air aspect stands stunned, the
monks in the hallway stand in shock, and the new Fire caste runs forward,
intent on annhilating Glory with his red jade hooked sword. Tharon (chris)
springs into action with two joint wounding attacks, using 19 of his saved
up bonus dice. Shortly the guy has his right foot pinned to the floor, and
a balanced knife at a very odd angle on both sides of his wrist. His blade
clangs to the floor as Glory leaps forward, sweeps his legs, and uses her
polearm to behead him.
The group then gathers itself up, and is headed towards a nearby stable
where John’s men are getting horses ready.