Don’t forget that Sunday is game night.
I still need character descriptions, for use on the Roster page, from some of you.
The current level of XP, for those who have been with the game since the beginning is now 32,525 + 12,485 = 45,010
In last week’s game (01/29/12) the party examined the zaratan’s remains in closer detail. Above the surface they discovered a natural cave formed between two bony plates of the creature’s shell. A single entrance and small window had been fitted with crude iron bars. Within the cell, a single wooden table and stool were seen.
The triton Current, cautiously examining the bars, was astonished to discover the door was unlocked. Quickly examining the cell he spied a lone figure, clad in a cloak of gray, sitting in a darkened corner. Joining his traveling companion, the viletooth lizardman Dorman watched as a hagfish darted clumsily from the folds of the cloak. The deepwater eel writhed helplessly in the open air.
In the shallow waters of the hollow shell’s cove, Knot dutifully carried the unmoving shrunken head in his care. Slowly, a spark of amber grew within the hollows of her eyes.
“No…longer…. alone.” she spoke slowly and methodically. As the light within her eyes grew brighter, her voice carried within the zaratan shell. “Eyebite has called to them.” she bean to sing “The talisman fills their song!”
Within the hollowed shell, the Ninety and Nine had awakened, their droning song filling the skies and seas.
A school of herring, taking shelter within the cove, jumped from the water to the air above as the song reverberated within the shell. The jumping fish attracted the attention of sea birds, which flew cautiously into the shadowy cove. Inexplicably, the sea birds began to fall. The commotion attracted several blacktip sharks and a large zebra shark.
Seeking an end to the cacophony, Current attacked one of the shrunken heads as she writhed upon the rope woven of her own hair. When the attack injured the tsanta, sending her plummeting into the waters below, NeeKaa protested.
Warily eyeing the approaching sharks, Sakura and Reiko watched as the fallen tsantsa was joined by Meir. The matted dreadlocks of the two bodiless hags slithered like sea snakes braiding and knotting until the two tsantsa were inseparable. One by one the heads would fall. One by one, each was joined to the others in an undulating serpentine form.
“The Ninety and Nine, plus one… The Omen of Euphony against the Olio” Meir murmured
From the corner of her eye, Sakura spied something odd clinging to a stalactite. One of the shrunken heads seems paler than her sisters; sun-bleached hair and weathered flesh. A familiar growth was seen, lodged into her forehead. Acting upon instinct, the sea elf ninja called upon her blackwater cape, which enveloped the ivory head, plucked it from the upper reaches of the cavern, and dropped with it into the waters below.
This Week’s Bizarre Beastie is the Footballfish: wiki
Undersea Filmmaker Dies in Helicopter Crash: Mike DeGruy
10 Incredible Sunken Ships: Gallery
Fire Charm Figure Made of Coral: British Museum
Undersea Adventures: Comments, Concerns, & Concepts: I posted similar threads at EN World, RPG.net, wizards.com, Giants in the Playground, Penandpapergames, and Canonfire to gauge interest in undersea adventures and to mine for ideas. Some threads have 2-3 pages of replies, now.
I’ll be playing a few tunes at the OtherWorlders ICEcast Server: Listen
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Be SEAing you!