Tarator

Hennan and the Bloodstone

- everyone rests 8 hours
- plan is take tied up white face, put in central chamber
- question first without charming.
- then keep questioning and cast charm until he answers questions that earlier he refused.
- Hagar has two charm spells per eight hours.
- Ruibor is asleep
- hennan is asleep under the dragon. Hennan has fed on many victims so is happy.
- Hagar stands behind white face while the others question him.
- Farron clamps hand over mouth, “We’re going to ask you some questions and its in your interest to answer. We don’t mean you harm but if you harm us bad things will happen.”
- he looks terrified and answers many questions.
- Ruibor is wanted by the empire
- Farron asks isn’t magic outlawed? how does that work?
- It’s outlawed except to those who deserve it, if I tell all am I going to live?
- Hagar, “ongoing cooperation determines if you live.”
- Ruibor has the bloodstone
- Farron, “what’s the bloodstone?”
- Farron is convincing pretending that he knows nothing about the bloodstone.
- it’s a very powerful stone for demons.
- what are you going to use it for?
- nothing
- so what are you going to with it?
- Hagar casts charm but it appears to fail as White Face (Gannak) continues to avoid answer.
- so why are you after it?
- it’s dangerous and should be kept out of enemy hands
- Widdy, “That’s a very fetching outfit.”
- Widdy continues on this line of questioning, “What about the white mask I am particularly into the whole mask thing.”
- I made it – carved out of wood – it’s part of who I am
- I get my authority from Lord Juidash, a human from Tamarnon.
- Hagar casts charm again. Unsure if it was successful, Widdy hatches a plan.
- Rokatash is the most powerful white face that Gannak knows, he visits on occasion to see Lord Juidash, but Gannak doesn’t know which Lord he servers.
- Widdy starts threatening Hagar, “I have always hated you I am going to come over and punch your teeth out.”
- Gannak looks angry – which implies to the party that his allegiance has changed and perhaps the charm has worked.
- Hagar instructs Gannak to release the magic of all his spells without casting them.
- he gets rid of spells and Hagar believes he really did so according to his spellcraft proficiency.
- Gannak appears to be much friendlier and open, answering Hagar freely.
- Ruibor is from west of Tarator
- Fort Tagan lies east of the tower and was where the bloodstone was held.
- Hagar says that Gannak was tied up for his own safety
- Hagar unties him
- everyone wanders off to kitchen to eat.
- he looks a bit put off when they move off to the side to discuss him.
- Gannak tells them that Ruibor got it for his lord and his demon.
- one of the many things we do is demon summoning.
- why summon?
- in essence Gannak explains its because they are demon overlords and the humans are just vassals.
- the bloodstone can’t summon demons
- the general populace are unaware of the demonic presence.
- Gannak was recruited at an early age.
- wearing a white mask makes things easier to get done
- Gannak has seen all the faces of those that wear the white mask
- the party huddle up again
- Hagar instructs Gannak to just stay in room don’t memorise any spells. Just relax, tower can be dangerous. He has secretly taken Gannak to one of the least impressive rooms.
- The party talk to Ruibor.
- Ruibor is studying a book when they enter.
- Widdy brought food. And Ruibor happily starts eating.
- Widdy says, “I suppose you want the antidote now?”
- Ruibor goes pale and backs against the wall.
- Widdy says, “It’s yours for a price. You don’t have much time.”
- under this duress, Ruibor answers some questions…
- why did you want the bloodstone?
- Ruibor tells them Thrabaral is his demon lord.
- Widdy goes to ask Hennan if she knows of Thrabaral. She is only vaguely aware of him and calls him ‘lesser’.
- Hennan says she can eat Thrabaral.
- She might eat him if she gets the bloodstone.
- Widdy goes back to Ruibor.
- Hennan walks in “Can I have bloodstone, I don’t want to talk to mother anymore. I am bored…”
- go and look at dragon says Hagar…she goes and looks at dragon.
- they hear hennan having fun with moving dragon.
- Ruibor tells them emperor is a demon, quite old and powerful.
- everyone successfully makes Ruibor think he’s poisoned.
- only knows of two planes – blood and fire – blood is west and fire is east Tarator territory.
- Hagar is keeping a notebook of events on his possession.
- Ruibor says Rolamere are innocent of demons.
- He wants to get as powerful as he can so he doesn’t have to obey the demons.
- He doesn’t think he has much choice but to obey currently.
- Ruibor is studying, to become powerful.
- He knows of the Blood Queen, otherwise known as ‘mother’ to Hennan. Violent with her brood. King responsible for army, bloodstone doesn’t work straight away. If Hennan is a blood princess she can gate demons in. Or p*** out demons as Hagar puts it.
- The party leave Ruibor.
- Something changed to start war between fire and blood.
- Widdy eventually gives Ruibor the antidote concoction. Something he faked up in the kitchen.
- Ruibor climbs back into bed, still under the belief that he could be suffering.
- they all leave room and go speak to Gannak.
- Gannak demon is from the fire plane.
- They ask Gannak what happened to make the demon factions begin to openly fight.
- He tells them that all of the demons from the plane of the God of Murder appeared to disappear at once.
- Previously the demon factions all worked together to maintain a strong Tarator until 1 year ago.
- Rolamere are constantly trying to infiltrate Tarator.
- Hennan starts eating books.
- Hennan wants the bloodstone and is hungry.
- Farron goes out hunting.
- Hagar tries to find ‘thing’ with Scrying. Fails.
- Widdy plays hide and seek with Hennan to delay her interest in the bloodstone.
- Hennan eats deer that Farron retrieved.
- They ask what would Hennan do if she were stronger – she would fight more.
- Hagar does more research in the tower and discovers that the bloodstone bond spell will level her up and provide potential and make her more hungry. But it’s just potential to begin with and shouldn’t fundamentally change her nature. Also that the bloodstone is an egg from the Blood Queen’s brood which has transformed on the prime material plane and can no longer be hatched.
- Widdy discusses with Hennan that bloodstone is an egg and she is choosing to eat an embryo.
- Widdy explains, she has to consider morale choices to avoid attracting attention.
- Widdy tells her bloodstone has been cooked by prime material plane.
- Hennan is no longer sure that she wants to consume the bloodstone.
- Party go back to speak to Gannak
- He tells them he believes there are four fire princes – we have been losing recently. Fire Demons are weaker.
- Hagar says fuckit give her the stone, Ruibor cast the spell or I am going to smack your face in.
- Ruibor casts the bloodstone bond spell, stone is consumed as a material component.
- Hennan starts screaming from pain.

- Ruibor moves away casting something…
- Farron attempts to break his concentration by hitting him but his skin is as hard as stone.
- Hagar casts Charm and beats Ruibor to the punch with a good initiative roll. He immediately asks Ruibor to stop casting.
- Ruibor stops casting
- How long does this transformation take?
- Ruibor says a few minutes
- hennan is rolling around on floor
- Hagar is concerned about the height that Hennan might grow and moves her into the doorway – bit not outside so that she is still protected from scrying.
- Hagar casts protection from evil on himself.
- hennan converts into a 20’ tall demon and then rapidly gains control of herself and returns to human form.
- Hennan crouches on floor gasping.
- Farron asks her if she is alright, hungry, Widdy shows concern.
- hennan doesn’t answer.
- Hagar suggests they go back into tower…the party retreat
- hennan crawls towards tower.
- hennan struggling to do anything.
- Hagar gives gourd of blood to hennan before going into tower.
- Ruibor offers himself as blood sacrifice, but Hagar won’t give him permission.
- Farron and Maragwai go out hunting deer for Hennan
- Hagar closes the door and scries on Hennan.
- Farron and Maragwai bring back deer for Hennan
- As Hennan eats the deer, an older woman appears out of thin air.
- shortly after a number of people appear: 4 hooded men, 4 men armed with dual long swords, 6 robed women.
- Hagar throws note through gate to Farron, says “tower tower tower.”
- Farron and maragawi go into tower.
- one of the hooded guys follows them in an instant and tries to get in – hits an invisible barrier.
- Hennan says “Sorry. Mother.”
- Mother says you shouldn’t go to another plane without permission.
- the party want to shout at her that Hennan was summoned so they open the door and stand within the doorway.
- Mother says, “You were here to make a gate.”
- Hennan says, “But that means I die.”
- Mother: so what are you going to do now
- Hennan: I am going to stay and play here.
- Mother: well you’re going to have to grow up…you’re now a princess and important. Your uncle will be unhappy – he doesn’t like sharing.
- Widdy says, “screw that toss point.”
- The Blood Queen smiles at that.
- Widdy continues his tirade, "Tell that c*** ****** I am going to kick his ****.
- The Blood Queen short temperdly says, “We are having a discussion here.”
- She continues, “Well just be careful who you gate in, they won’t all be happy. And I expect to see a great deal of progress.”
- She goes over to hennan and gives her a slap and then walks over to the door.
- Blood Queen, “And who the * **** are you guys?”
- Friends of Hennan is the answer. Hmph, she says.
- Entourage and Blood Queen disappear.
- Hennan gets up and says, “That was fun, can we do it again?”
- Hagar asks what is she expected to do now?
- Hennan shrugs, “Rule and give orders and everything.”
- Widdy suggests she could fight the demon prince. Hennan says that sounds like fun, but prince is huge and old.
- Note: turning Hennan into a gate is now not possible as she has transformed.
- Hagar suggests that Hennan can gate in demons and eat them for sustenance, if necessary. She seems happy with that, although Widdy has reservations.
- They ask Ruibor why he was offering himself up.
- He answers that being consumed by demon is an opportunity to become one.
- While the party chat, Ruibor is studying the books in the tower.
- The party realise that considering Ruibor’s skills and demon worship, he is likely to be a White Face and one with considerable influence.

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