We meet with the Deadeye Council – they’ve called an emergency session, and only three were able to attend: Redfang, Hoskit, and an older woman. They ask for a status update – specifically anything about the possibly source of these mutations. It seems likely to us based on what we’ve seen so far, and perhaps when we clear out ship, whatever is leeching into the water will cease. We also relay that Ilarris the Varisian spy was down there, but got away. Seerath, too.
We head back down, but this time we’re greeted by a locked door. Aakpesh breaks through it, but we’re quickly greeted by the buzzing of the glowcloud that quickly attacks us. Preston throws a concussion grenade – it does a lot of damage to the cloud, but it also throws a bunch of debris, hurting both himself and 10LO.
Jacques throws a fireball, and while it looks like it hits Prestson it somehow spares both him and us and only hits the cloud above us? Aakpesh gets up on table, breathes fire at the cloud.
In Androffan, I speak the phrase sudo shutdown -h now and the cloud by Jacques/10LO shuts down, falling to the watery floor. The remaining cloud by us however does not, and it actually seems to double up on its aggression.
It hums, and there’s big crack as those us standing in the water take a big electrical jolt. I try a disk overwrite command – and while it fails, it somehow stops ultra-aggression mode.
The remainder of the cloud condenses around Jacques, who has collapsed into water. It seems to heal him and then it collapses. We get Jacques out of the water, 10LO comically but somehow effectively pumps his legs to get water out of his lungs. I Lesser Restore some of his STR damage.
We go through the doors to the big room – it’s cooler now, and lit with a cool blue light. We come across 4 robots – Augmented Gearsmen. Preston tears into one with his bow, as does 10LO. This isn’t quit a fight for me (no ranged weapons), so I think I’ll just pass around boosts.
Perhaps the townsfolk can help me with a bow upon our return – I’ve started expanding my horizons and have learned a bit in the study of rangers. I’d imagine that with what I’d shown them of Sarenrae and the good we’re doing down here – surely that would be worthy of an item of their god Erastil?
Session Date: 07/27/2017 (Gygax Day!) Prior Journal XP: 173, Session XP: 833
Title Source: Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Shut ‘Em Down