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PostSubject: After Killing Cainan   Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:21 am

Once the remaining giant ooze has been rendered into non-living jelly and careful checking has ensured that Nameless is dead, the remaining Angels search Cainan, his troll servitors and the general area.

Neither the trolls nor Cainan actually have any equipment on them, the former being completely naked and Cainan having nothing besides a robe that has definitely seen better days and a belt with pouches that hold spellcasting materials and a number of what seem to be alchemical supplies and what might be ointments and unguents. None of them are magical. What is magical, however, are two of the largest tumors on his neck and head. Or, more precisely, something within each of them.

The two corridors lead to separate rooms. One is covered in slime and holds a half dozen more semi-complete cocoons, which seem to be very very slowly growing out of the slime. The other chamber, presumably a bedchamber for Cainan, holds a single cocoon with indentations that would fit his body. One side of the chamber is taken up with stone shelves, which hold a collection of stone jars and boxes. Most have significantly baroque decorations, which a couple of the Angels recognize as similar to or the same as the Dhakaani art they saw at Yarkuun Draal. The jars and boxes hold a collection of more ointments and unguents, as well as some alchemical fluids, samples of ooze, and some particularly nauseating organs preserved in ooze.

The only real thing of interest in the room is one part of a wall, which is covered in writing, apparently created through the method of etching words into the stone with acid. The text is apparently Cainan's ramblings about how he met someone who he normally only identifies as "her" or "she" in the depths of the undercity far below Sharn, how she wanted information about the city above and in return gave him knowledge about disease and oozes, how she wanted to keep him with her but he fled when he had the chance, and how he'd been planning to capture and experiment with his new knowledge on the indigents of the area before releasing the plague into Sharn. There is also significant paranoid rambling about how he thinks she is watching him. There is only one place where he uses a name for her. Calderus.

OOC: So - who's doing some tumor delving and how much detail do you want?
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PostSubject: Re: After Killing Cainan   Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:35 am

Gareth looks at the wall's writing and Cainan. "Well, let's hope he has no diseases that would spread." Gareth pulls out the Endless Blade and in one deft move of flipping the sword upside down it instantly resizes to the shape of a very thin dagger, almost like a scalpel. Gareth begins to carve the tumors out of Cainan's neck.

OOC: Feel free to add some gore for Julia.
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PostSubject: Re: After Killing Cainan   Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:04 am

Nameless starts decomposing.

For the eventuality that he gets raised, He's got a +21 on KS: History and a +22 for Arcana. Does that name, Calderus ring any bells?
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PostSubject: Re: After Killing Cainan   Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:53 am

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Gareth looks at the wall's writing and Cainan. "Well, let's hope he has no diseases that would spread."

Ah, yes - Gareth isn't immune to diseases right now. What a coincidence Very Happy

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Gareth pulls out the Endless Blade and in one deft move of flipping the sword upside down it instantly resizes to the shape of a very thin dagger, almost like a scalpel. Gareth begins to carve the tumors out of Cainan's neck.

OOC: Feel free to add some gore for Julia.

The surface of the tumor is quite hard, but with a magic weapon and Gareth's strength, he easily cuts into it. There's a nauseating sound halfway between a pop and a squelch as the tumor explodes/deflates, sending a small spray of thick yellow fluid, shot through with red, across Gareth's gauntlet, and a strong whiff of corruption (exceeding that which already exists in the area) envelops the group. [OOC: Julia, was that good for you too?]

After a little digging, Gareth locates a hard object at the core of the tumor and manages to dig it out. It's like a very large and incredibly hard raisin, and has what seem to be small tendrils extending into the diseased flesh around it. Six notices, without much pleasure, that the tendrils slightly resemble those that he was shown as extending from his harness into himself.

Gareth repeats the process and digs out a second magical 'raisin' from the other tumor that detected of magic. While he is doing so, a couple of the others check the two people who are inside one of the pools (now empty since the fluid in it emerged to form the second ooze). Both seem to be unconscious and examination reveals that the web-like cocoon around them extends into their bodies in multiple places. Wherever it enters, the flesh around it has turned soft and, in some places, oozelike. They're evidently well into the process of turning into the half-ooze creatures the group fought.
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PostSubject: Re: After Killing Cainan   Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:05 am

OOC: Not enough gore. And Gareth may not have immunity to disease, but at least his resistances aren't bad.

Looking at the cocoons "It may be too late for them, but we should place them in the portable hole and see if the arc heirophant can help them. If not, then we should burn their bodies. Then we should consecrate them and hope the lords of dust do not claim their souls.
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PostSubject: Re: After Killing Cainan   Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:19 am

Nameless wrote:
Nameless starts decomposing.

Not yet. Give it time Smile

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For the eventuality that he gets raised, He's got a +21 on KS: History and a +22 for Arcana. Does that name, Calderus ring any bells?

Assuming he gets back, Nameless would recognize the name as that of a mind flayer, one among a list of important lieutenants of the daelkyr forces that invaded Eberron. Calderus was among those left behind on Eberron after the sealing away of Xoriat and disappears out of history shortly afterwards.
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PostSubject: Re: After Killing Cainan   Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:55 am

Nameless wrote:
Nameless starts decomposing.


Six will salt and flour Nameless to preserve the corspe, or prepare it for baking...


Do we know anyone that does symbiote work?
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PostSubject: Re: After Killing Cainan   Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:58 am

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Six will salt and flour Nameless to preserve the corspe, or prepare it for baking...

Laughing

You know, I've never been involved with a game where someone got to do that to an ally.

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Do we know anyone that does symbiote work?

Only Luna, actually. Presumably a lot of the critters living in Yarkuun Draal too, but you haven't been formally introduced to them.

What did you have in mind?
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PostSubject: Re: After Killing Cainan   Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:15 pm

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Only Luna, actually. Presumably a lot of the critters living in Yarkuun Draal too, but you haven't been formally introduced to them.

What did you have in mind?

Two lines of research, symbiote operations and Calderus history. So far the people who might know about these topics wouldn't be to forecoming. Possibly the Tyrants or those friendly vampires might be helpful. We have a blind spot with respect to abberations, and now we are being pulled into that realm. Campus Crusade for Cthulhu: It found me.
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PostSubject: Re: After Killing Cainan   Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:27 pm

Dave W wrote:
Two lines of research, symbiote operations and Calderus history. So far the people who might know about these topics wouldn't be to forecoming. Possibly the Tyrants or those friendly vampires might be helpful. We have a blind spot with respect to abberations, and now we are being pulled into that realm.

Those vampires are actually the only really friendly creatures you met in the depths, so they're definitely an option. And I'm not just saying that because I think they'd be fun to NPC again Smile

The Tyrants are definitely specialized on information gathering/broking, but their knowledge is usually more based on local & immediate matters, so they're much less likely to know about particularly ancient/abstruse matters.

Amusingly enough, you guys are actually some of the best informed people about aberrations and symbiotes on the planet who aren't actually aberrations themselves (though Nameless is iffy in that area). Nameless is about as expert on the subject as anyone around, Luna wears two symbiotes constantly and Six often uses one.

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Campus Crusade for Cthulhu: It found me.

Blame it on John. Once he said he wanted to play an alienist, it was inevitable.
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PostSubject: If you have a question maybe I can "queary" my sym   Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:13 pm

They have a sort intelligence... I think...
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PostSubject: Re: After Killing Cainan   Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:15 pm

Luna wrote:
They have a sort intelligence... I think...

Yes, they do. They're dim and not much smarter than an animal, but they are intelligent. It's more about the fact that it's a completely alien sort of intelligence and they're effectively satisfied once they have a host.
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