The Valwick Chronicles

Game Master Signore di Fortuna

The tales of a town.


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Elena yawns at the table. "You're making me sleepy, sis."


Female Fetchling Ranger 6 HP: 51/51; AC: 20, T: 16, FF: 15; Init: +7; Fort: +7, Ref: +10, Will: +1

She looks up, "I'm sorry, I'm trying to wake up a little...but I guess everything just sort of wore me out today."


"At least you can relax now," Elena says before hearing a knock at the door. "I'll get it."


Dillon smiles as Elena opens the door. "I hope I'm not late."


"Hello, Dillon. Late for what?"


"Dinner," Dillon answers. "Rajni asked me to come over if I wasn't too tired after work."


Elena giggles. "Come into the kitchen and I'll let Rajni talk to you. My cousin Ranjeet arrived by ship today so we had a little bit to eat with him."

She holds the kitchen door open for Dillon. "Forget something, Rajni?"


Dillon smiles at Rajni as he enters the kitchen. "It looks like you could use some sleep."


Female Fetchling Ranger 6 HP: 51/51; AC: 20, T: 16, FF: 15; Init: +7; Fort: +7, Ref: +10, Will: +1

Her mouth forms a large "O" of surprise as she sees Dillon walk in. Covering her face with her hands she tries to hide her darkening cheeks, "Oh my gosh honey...I'm so sorry. I forgot all about you." Pulling herself up from her seat she wipes the surprised look off her face and goes to him. Putting her arms around him she gives his cheek a kiss, "Things were pretty busy at Halfpocket's place today with wrapping so many packages and then helping him with customers and cleaning the store, and then I got the sample wedding cakes from Hadrinn and tried like three different cakes, and then I went back to work to finish wrapping the packages that were left from before I took lunch, and then I went to Hadrinn's after work to tell him which cake they liked, and then I came home and Mama said that her cousin had come in on a ship so then I went with them and we helped him move his stuff into his new place, and then he made us some sandwiches and stuff for helping him out, and then we came home and mama gave me some coffee and a cookie...." She stops to take a breath and looks up at him, "I feel so bad that I forgot about you coming over....what if I just go with you and treat you to dinner somewhere and I can just get something to drink or something....as long as it isn't too sweet."


Female Human (1/2 Minkai) Rogue 7 (Knifemaster)

Letting out a deep breath, Anyka nods, before launching into her tale. She begins detailing everything they’d been through since they’d last seen Gashka’s family, the emotional and physical torment The Piper had put them all through, the loss of their friends, everything up to the point of them arriving in this world and the voyage to Zahvroma. By the time she finishes, everyone present can clearly see the pain in her eyes, and understand how deeply affected by their experiences they’d been


Female Half-Orc Bloodrager 7 HP: 84/84; AC: 17,T: 10, FF: 16; Fort: +9, Ref: +4, Will: +4; Init: +0; Perception: +10

Derika just sits there in a stunned silence, unsure of what to say. Getting up she gets another tankard out of the cabinet, fills it with ale and takes it to Anyka. She gives her a light hug before sitting back down next to her love at the table. Suddenly a lot of things made sense, her over protectiveness, her heightened sense of awareness and her instinctual response to certain situations. Not to mention the severe mood swings. There's not much she can think to say about everything that was just explained to them. Taking a sip from her tankard she looks up at Anyka, "I'm so sorry you guys had to go through all that. I'm sorry for all your losses, but I hope you know that even though you're in this strange world, that you're not in it alone. You still have Gashka, Chris....and us. We're here for you okay?" She gets quiet and sips on her ale.


"How tired are you beloved? Do you want to turn in now or sstay up for a bit more?" Kama asks, smiling as she sees Rajni and Dillion interacting.


"I think I can stay up a little bit longer."


"Alright what would you like to do my love?" Kāma asks.


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Female Aasimar Paladin (Enlightened) 11
Jin Kobayashi wrote:
Even though the breeze is a little chilly outside, Jin doesn't seem to notice as she takes her time with the piece, letting the notes flow out of her and onto the early evening breeze.

Hitome enjoys the sensation of utter calm that falls over her, as Jin plays, the beauty of her music soothing the midwife warrior. She smiles at the serene expression on Jin's face, glad to see her truly relaxed in a way she hadn't been before they got here.


"Do we have any games?"


"Oh, that's alright," Dillon says. "I don't want you wasting your hard-earned money on me. I can make a sandwich at home."


Female Fetchling Ranger 6 HP: 51/51; AC: 20, T: 16, FF: 15; Init: +7; Fort: +7, Ref: +10, Will: +1

She kind of laughs, "Oh please....I have more than my earnings, and I would never consider anything I do with you to be wasteful. I'll be okay, we don't have to stay out for a long time and I can go to bed as soon as I get home. That way I'm not going to bed too soon, or waking up too early. Speaking of tomorrow....are you gonna go to the wedding with me?"


Female Half-Orc Brawler 7 HP: 59/66; AC: 19, T: 14, FF: 15; Fort: +5, Ref: +7, Will: +3; Init: +3; Perception: +11, Sense Motive: +11, Intimidate: +16

Gashka starts making her way back home, thinking about all the questions she has for her parents.


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Thrainn listens to Anyka's tale intently. "I am sorry you had to go through that, Anyka. You too, Chris. It would explain why Gashka has been acting differently. Unfortunately, I don't think Lucato's news will help that."

Kealey gives Anyka a supportive smile. "Perhaps being here will give you all a chance to heal."


"Of course, I'll be going with you," Dillon answers. "If you're up to it, we'll head over to Hadrinn's then."


Male Human Witch 7 HP: 31/31; AC: 14(18), T: 11, FF: 10; Fort: +4, Ref: +7, Will: +6; Initiative: +1, Perception: +3

Chris thinks upon his family, now gone. Tears well in his eyes, his heart troubled by memories and the realization that he would never hug his mother again or talk with his father by the fire. While he was overjoyed at the prospect of a new life, the pain of leaving one behind was greater right now.


Renard rubs against Chris' leg to comfort him. What could he possibly say to ease the witch's pain?


Female Fetchling Ranger 6 HP: 51/51; AC: 20, T: 16, FF: 15; Init: +7; Fort: +7, Ref: +10, Will: +1

She grabs her cloak off of the wall and starts putting her boots back on, "Okay Mama, we're gonna go to Hadrinn's then and then I'll be going to bed. Have fun tonight and relax a little, you've more than earned it." She says with a sleepy smile, giving her mama a kiss on the cheek before holding her hand out to Dillon. Giving him a still somewhat sleepy looking smile she says, "I'm ready now, let's get you something for your belly."


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Dillon takes Rajni's hand, gently pulling her close. "I won't argue."


Asha shakes her head. "I have some things to finish up for tomorrow. Then I will probably head to bed."


Female Half-Orc Brawler 7 HP: 59/66; AC: 19, T: 14, FF: 15; Fort: +5, Ref: +7, Will: +3; Init: +3; Perception: +11, Sense Motive: +11, Intimidate: +16

Getting back to the house she takes a deep breath before opening the door and going inside, "Hey I'm back, sorry it took so long." She says as she heads into the kitchen. Seeing everyone with such sad and serious expressions her smile falters, "Wh...what's going on? Did something happen? I would have been back sooner, but I had to make a couple of stops." She looks from the stricken faces of Anyka and Chris to her parent's faces, "What's wrong?"


Female Fetchling Ranger 6 HP: 51/51; AC: 20, T: 16, FF: 15; Init: +7; Fort: +7, Ref: +10, Will: +1

She looks over her shoulder at her mama, "Okay...just don't work too hard." She then smiles up at Dillon, "Don't forget those three words in about another month or so...they'll come in handy." She then giggles before stretching up to give him a proper kiss.


Female Half-Orc Bloodrager 7 HP: 84/84; AC: 17,T: 10, FF: 16; Fort: +9, Ref: +4, Will: +4; Init: +0; Perception: +10

Seeing the look on her sister's face and feeling the anxiety and trepidation already practically radiating off of her she was glad that they had bought such a large table. Getting up she goes over to her sister and puts an arm around her, "Come on Gashka, come sit with us for a minute and let me get you something to drink and we'll talk okay? I've just been talking with your parents and that fellow that came with them....anyways, I understand now why everything happened the way it did...for the most part. I put out some food if you're hungry..." She says, leading her to a seat at the table near their parents.


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Dillon laughs. "I think I can shorten that to two: 'Yes, dear'."


Female Half-Orc Brawler 7 HP: 59/66; AC: 19, T: 14, FF: 15; Fort: +5, Ref: +7, Will: +3; Init: +3; Perception: +11, Sense Motive: +11, Intimidate: +16

Gashka gets a strange look on her face and though she doesn't jerk away from Derika she pulls back slightly, "Why are you being all weird and stuff? I don't need to be babied....I just....I want to know why everyone has this look on their face and...I mean...I'm not sure I'm even that hungry right now while everyone looks so serious. I'll just take the drink and a piece of this bread for now. So....what is it?" She asks, the nervousness in her voice apparent as it shakes slightly.


Female Fetchling Ranger 6 HP: 51/51; AC: 20, T: 16, FF: 15; Init: +7; Fort: +7, Ref: +10, Will: +1

She giggles again, "Even better."


Female Half-Orc Bloodrager 7 HP: 84/84; AC: 17,T: 10, FF: 16; Fort: +9, Ref: +4, Will: +4; Init: +0; Perception: +10

Not wanting to upset Gashka anymore and seeing how distressed she was becoming just by walking in on their conversation and seeing everyone else look that way, she just gets another tankard and fills it with some more ale. At this point they would have to buy another cask of it from Hadrinn soon. She waits until Gashka actually sits at the table near their father before bringing her the tankard and sits back down next to Vishanti. Taking her love's hand she gives it a squeeze as she waits to see what would happen when her sister found out what had happened to her home.


Female Half-Orc Brawler 7 HP: 59/66; AC: 19, T: 14, FF: 15; Fort: +5, Ref: +7, Will: +3; Init: +3; Perception: +11, Sense Motive: +11, Intimidate: +16

Sensing that they must have been talking about something pretty upsetting for Anyka and Chris to look that way she takes a good long drink of her ale before nibbling on the bread and waiting to hear what her Papa needed to tell her. All she could do was try to brace herself for whatever it would be. She closes her eyes to try and still her mind and the slight shaking of her hand as it held the tankard with her ale in it.


Thrainn takes a deep breath and tells Gashka everything Lucato had told them.


Female Half-Orc Brawler 7 HP: 59/66; AC: 19, T: 14, FF: 15; Fort: +5, Ref: +7, Will: +3; Init: +3; Perception: +11, Sense Motive: +11, Intimidate: +16

As her Papa tells her about these crazy old monsters that go around destroying worlds, something feels like it's snapping inside her chest....or was it her stomach? She wasn't sure, about anything really. Several things seem to go through her mind at once, the faces of their friends that they'd never see again, the feeling of dancing on a ship at night under the stars and moonlight while being held by someone she had loved. Anyka's mom, Chris's family that they had never been able to find for him, and just....so many people. How...how could something like that even be possible?

The color seems to drain out of her face, turning it a sickly shade of ashen green, while her stomach does flips. Letting go of her drink she tries to hold onto the table to keep from falling out of her chair. She shakes her head in disbelief while her eyes start to become damp. Looking at her Papa she says, "But....but you found a way out of there....maybe they could get out in time too? What if they're on this world somewhere else and we just don't know it? Please....it just can't be true....it just can't be." She pleads as hot tears start forming in her eyes.


"I have a carrom set if you like." Kāma replies with a smile.


Female Half-Orc Bloodrager 7 HP: 84/84; AC: 17,T: 10, FF: 16; Fort: +9, Ref: +4, Will: +4; Init: +0; Perception: +10

Putting an arm around her love she leans into her. The grief she felt coming off of Gashka was almost palpable and she tries desperately not to let the tears she felt forming in her eyes to fall. In the same amount of time that she had gained so much, Gashka, her family, and her friends had lost almost everything. It just broke her heart to think about it.


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Female Human Shaman (Heaven spirit/ Life Spirit) HP:46/46 /46; AC: 14, FF: 12, T: 12; F: +2, R: +4, W: +10; Init: +2; Perception: +4

Vishanti holds onto Derika, providing as much love, support and comfort as she possibly could. As new as her knowledge of her family was, she knew her lover's big heart underneath her tough exterior, knew just how much she felt for others, and how confusing this all was. The shamaness' own eyes brimmed with tears, the thought of entire worlds dying to some great cosmic evil abhorrent to her.


Female Half-Orc Brawler 7 HP: 59/66; AC: 19, T: 14, FF: 15; Fort: +5, Ref: +7, Will: +3; Init: +3; Perception: +11, Sense Motive: +11, Intimidate: +16

Chris's family...Anyka's family, their friends....all gone? Tikkle....the weight of everything they had been through, on top of the news of their home being destroyed was almost too much to bear for her. Deep down inside she knew her Papa wouldn't lie to her about something like this, and if he said they were gone, they were gone.
Her entire body shaking, wracked with guilt that her family had made it to her, while her friends had lost theirs, she starts to cry. It was all too much. Trying to catch a breath between her sobbing she looks up at the other sister she grew up with, "I'm so...sorry Anyka, and you Chris. We didn't even....find your family...like we promised. I'm just....so so sorry."

Getting up from the table she shakes as she goes over to Anyka and Chris and wraps her arms around them. Hugging her friend and her sister to her she just lets out everything that had been weighing down her heart as she cries while holding them, "I'm so so....sorry, but I'm glad...that you're here...with me. I couldn't stand losing....both of you as well. It'll be okay....it's okay to hurt...to cry...to scream. Just please...don't hold it inside." She says through her own tears, trying to comfort her friends the best she can while dealing with her own pain.


Male Human Witch 7 HP: 31/31; AC: 14(18), T: 11, FF: 10; Fort: +4, Ref: +7, Will: +6; Initiative: +1, Perception: +3

"I never got to see my sister after she was born...I left home..." Chris whispers, tears streaming down his cheek.


"I haven't played that in quite some time," Elena says cheerfully. "I would love to play carrom."


Once they reach Hadrinn's, Dillon holds open the door for Rajni. "Do you want to sit by the fire?"


Female Half-Orc Brawler 7 HP: 59/66; AC: 19, T: 14, FF: 15; Fort: +5, Ref: +7, Will: +3; Init: +3; Perception: +11, Sense Motive: +11, Intimidate: +16

Feeling for him she just holds her arm round him a little tighter, "I'm so so sorry...." Not knowing what else she could possibly say to make them feel better she just continues to hold her friends while they cry out their grief together.


Female Fetchling Ranger 6 HP: 51/51; AC: 20, T: 16, FF: 15; Init: +7; Fort: +7, Ref: +10, Will: +1

"Umm...maybe a little close, but not rightg next to it...otherwise I might get more sleepy again." She says as they go to find a table.


Dillon smiles and finds a table close to but not next to the fire.


Female Fetchling Ranger 6 HP: 51/51; AC: 20, T: 16, FF: 15; Init: +7; Fort: +7, Ref: +10, Will: +1

Rajni plops down in a chair and waits for Nyder to come around, or whoever he has helping him this evening.


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Female Half-Orc Brawler 7 HP: 59/66; AC: 19, T: 14, FF: 15; Fort: +5, Ref: +7, Will: +3; Init: +3; Perception: +11, Sense Motive: +11, Intimidate: +16

Feeling like the strength is just leaving her body she lets go of her freinds, "I'm sorry...I think I need to sit down again." She says before lowering herself to the floor. Looking up at Anyka and seeing the expression of pain on her face made her heart hurt. She hurt for the both of them, but they all needed to get through this somehow. She couldn't even really tell if Anyka was really crying, or if she was sucking up her feelings again like she did so many times before. She was really good at putting her feelings behind her so she could concentrate on what needed to be done in the moment...but right here, right now...with people that loved her, Gashka hoped that Anyka could allow herself to feel whatever it was she needed to feel and to express it. She hoped that they both knew that she would be there for them in whatever way they needed her to be, and she hoped they knew how much they meant to her.

Siting on the floor for a few minutes and feeling the wood underneath her she tries to calm and center herself a little. Taking a few minutes she tries to get her sobbing and breathing under control. Once she's had a little time to calm down she wipes at her face, "Derika....could you get me some water please?" After Derika brings her the water she takes a few sips and calms down a little more before trying to think things out. Looking from her friends to her family she says, "Okay...I know this is horrible for all of us. I feel like...I feel kind of bad because my family was able to make it out and yours didn't...but I hope you don't think that this means I'm just going to go back to my family and forget about you, because I'm not. No matter what else happens in this crazy life, we are not just friends or comrades...we are family, and family always sticks together...always. I'm not going anywhere and I absolutely refuse to give up anyone else I care about to some ugly cosmic leech. When I go and talk to Barclay before we leave on our trip to the mines, I'm going to tell him everything that guy said. Maybe....maybe there's a way to stop it like he said and if there is, then I'm going to do whatever I can to help them do so. Even if it's just...being in this town and helping the people here or whatever. I know that we've all lost something, some of us more than others....but we have to look at what we have now too right?" She says looking at Anyka, her best friend, sister, and usually voice of reason. They would all make it through this and they would do it together. With Derika they would remake the "Fates of Pain" and woe to any that tried to harm those that they cared about. She has so many thoughts running around in her head, she just tries to relay what she's thinking the best she can and hopes that her friends and family understand what she's trying to say.


Hadrinn comes by Dillon and Rajni's table. "What can I get for you two this evening?"


"Just some stew or soup and a lemonade, please," Dillon orders. "With some bread."

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