Tarator

Knock Knock
Who's there? Lich, he says.
  1. 8:30pm day 17 (day 19 farron up)
    - haratash teleports to the shop that the party looked at for hand crossbow, picks one up and some darts (gives widdy poison).
    - haratash gives him a gourd of poison.
    - party want to hit drow with blood demons to make them distrust their alliance. By decapitating leadership.
    - hagar starts researching sending Hennan back. There’s a book on Demonic Energy (magic user based).
    - villagers went with money, some stayed behind and a nice with village with amenities under construction. Built a few miles away on the site of an old village – and build tavern where the researchers are supposed arrive.
    - nobody has turned up yet to join as researchers.
    1. 12AM day 19.
      - wait for another day to fully heal widdy
      - widdy teaches hennan chess.
    2. 12AM day 21
      - widdy tries to explain why they hit the drow to encourage betrayal. By saying that they are not meeting force with force. And that she can advance along with the party, keeping her above ground. Weakening the opposing forces.
      - rolls successfully.
      - hennan is worried because doesn’t know what to do with the army. So many of them. they like fighting but derera keeping them under control.
      - I don’t want to control anyone. widdy tries to encourage.
      - farron asks Haratash why the demons are here. Haratash fails his roll. haratash says here because of food. haratash doesn’t know who started it. elf/dwarf blood is horrible, cow boring.
      - ask hennan where they came from – haratash and derera already here.
      - farron asks haratash, why demons stay on blood plane? He says because they like it on the blood plane. and doesn’t know more.
      - they use gate to observe Fensiir the drow. But left him with no instructions – he’s hiding out underground. Asleep in a tunnel.
      - hagar scries the entire city, no sign of drow. Hagar scries for darag >> creeping in shadows, along a wall. watch him. pauses for 10 rounds. looks ahead and to the left. tries scrying for a brick above and then above more. another guy in urban signalling each other. other guy goes underground. long steps and corridor with 4 more guys – 6 altogether. fast forward as they do it.
      - 30 rounds later, cavern hide in shadows.
      - 2 rounds – what does it sound like says farron? tracking roll.
      - 2 male drow walking with swords glowing slightly.
      - assassins take out drow.
      - drop rock, ‘what are you doing’. darag is surprised.
      - drop another rock, we’re watching you, you can speak.
      - darag answers, killing drow.
      - using notes they discuss more. ceronil hired him to kidnap drow.
      - farron says we want one.
      - darag says how much…hagar says even if you don’t leave a drow for us then you wont get the anitdote.
      - hagar gets a sense an intelligence is focussing on you
      - hagar shuts down gate.
      - ruibor says counter scry with detect scrying is possible.
      - gate shows dome with derera.
      - top of dome cloud of dust.
      - haratash is sent out.
      - gate is shut down.
      - hennan says haratash reports drow coming through gate.
      - farron asks henna to attack drow and capture.
      - hennan says haratash is ok.
      - haratash can’t see.
      - ask haratash to come back.
      - send hennan to get demons to dome.
      - carpet down tunnel with haratash…6 rounds.
      - figures at the end of tunnel – they cast wyvern watch on
      - haratash saw MU with staff and drow swords.
      - 20 yards to 6 drow bent over something.
      - bless then head towards them.
      Round 1
      - loading a ballistae.
      - hagar prayer, farron arrow, widdy xbow, ruibor fireball, haratash blend.
      - widdy sends dagger to creep round.
      - farron kills a drow
      - 1 drow by widdy
      - haratash slides into ground.
      - widdy’s poison kills a drow
      Round 2
      - hagar misses twice
      - farron hits reduces drow
      - widdy misses
      - haratash kills one backstab.
      - ruibor magic missile just flies through
      - farron hits reduces drow
      Round 3
      - widdy misses
      - ruibor reduces hagar’s target
      - ruibor magic missile
      - farron hits reduces drow
      - widdy hits
      - widdy hits again
      - haratash finishes him, you aren’t going anywhere.
      - tunnel falls quiet.
      Round 4
      - ruibor fails to spellcraft on weapons
      - get 6 long swords in magic carpet and 6 daggers.
      - widdy gets treasure from drow.
      - haratash says hennan is busy.
      - haratash says derera has just gone.
      - haratash doesn’t know the other demons.
      - haratash puts ballista on flying carpet.
      - haratash is asked to teleport out and find out what’s going on.
      - widdy throws dagger up shaft to recon
      - 20 archers 40 fighters 5 drow priests
      - 6 draco liches
      - sky is black
      - hagar casts animate dead which fails as drow too high level.
      - widdy leave dagger
      - fast forward back into tower…takes another 6 rounds
      Round 10
      - back in tower
      - hagar turns on gate to look at dome.
      - demons are coming through the gate
      - blood demons from gate are flying in formation.
      - five MUs are chanting to maintain gate. in circle.
      - lich looks up at gate, with staff.
      - dwarf operates ballista but misses
      round 11
      - lich casting
      - farron attempts another arrow strike, widdy fires xbow.
      - gate needs 3…
      - withdraw dagger to within wyvern watch.
      - two drow priests attempt capture on hennan out of sight of gate
      - lich cancels gate on that location
      - widdy calls dagger back onto carpet and flying down —takes 6 rounds.
      - unseen servant handling ballista
      round 12
      - party lose a round discussing to ruibors advice.
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A Surprise Army
  1. 9PM day 15

- Widdy sees drow in the city nearby Darag hideout
- leaving dagger to watch for Darag’s return.
- they find an abandoned house of local merchant, left with his valuables.
- they eat the merchants food.
- talk to Terovere – they ask demon to watch out if Terovere is discussing first so might be lying.
- therovere has heard rumour of drow city one mile or so away but deep underground.
- Ruibor has studied book on subject, but no personal experience.
- Darag returns and makes a meal, haratash turns up.
- Darag looks annoyed at the word drow.
- why are drow here asks farron, darag replies, “looting, pillaging.”
- because the Tarator guards are incapacitated.
- fire princes are dead, blood princes seemed to win reports Darag.
- Darag has exile from the city on his payroll, a drow from Takur the drow underground city, all wolf pack are independent,
- they request that the drow turn up.
- drow heading to docks
- drow to meet the party in a tavern – golden goat.
- Widdy asks for a chess set, Darag will get it.
- party wait in the house to get spells and then for the drow to turn up.

  1. 6pm day 16
    - drow turns up under watchful eye of dagger
    - low flying street level carpet, with demon escort.
    - demons in human form
    - meet fensiir the drow
    - he wants a cloak of invisibility.
    - the creature accompanying the drow that widdy saw has tentacles that just grab. It likes rats.
    - group consider teleport to tower – because then can use gate to attack drow.
    - Ruibor takes dwarf, then: Farron, Widdy.
    - teleport into a black tunnel and fall
    - Ruibor says this is outside the tower.
    - Hagar sees tunnel. Hears cracking sound in distance.
    - Hagar heads down tunnel. Ruibor was going to rest and then return to the group.
    - Hagar has carpet, continues down tunnel.
    - Ruibor casts dimension door, invisibility on Hagar, Hagar sneaks back and hides in corner, Hagar casts protection from fire and cold.
    - blood sword spots Hagar and gets onto magic carpet and flies away.
    - tunnel is one mile long and they will catch up after 720 yards.
    - Hagar stops and sees what happens demons detect invis only lasts the round.
    - give it a round.
    - wait until out of sight.
    - progress to end and a shaft he sees up and the shaft at the top,
    - he sees the exits and the sword demons and derera demon lord.
    - stop or die.
    - name, he makes up a name Johnson.
    - why are you here, dog demons carry Ruibor into the centre. Derara flies and floats over to Hagar.
    - you appear to be in the wrong place.
    - studies Hagar briefly and goes to throne .
    - for now you are my prisoner.carpet is let fall to Ground and unseen servant stays with him.
    - taken to squalid living area for humans. Sees domes and 1/2 million demons gathered a mile from the tower. Dropped off into shaft.
    - 9 people on shaft.
    - Hagar goes over to the boss, took all buildings and created these things. Has us building towers says the slaves.
    - Ruibor turns into a fly and leaves. Hagar has 20 minutes – must work.
    - Hagar works to dig. Carpet in chest – lock.
    - Ruibor turns up.
    - haratash says has relationship with derera (the demon lord)
    - haratash leaves.
    - widdy teaches Hennan chess.
    - Ruibor widdy haratash hennan teleport back
    - farron stays behind. They call back the blood sword.
    - Hagar is dropped and summons carpet in chest.
    - fly back on chest. Door is covered.
    - haratash teleports in with two sword demons.
    - stone door to tower doesn’t open.
    - Hennan is perched on shaft and Hagar – says what’s going on? Sorry I am busy
    - back to shaft with carpet – breaks chest. Will take 18 hours to get farron.
    - Hagar is unable to do anything to communicate that he doesn’t want the hammer.
    - dispel magic and remove curse. Hagar is finally able to go back into the tower.
  1. 8pm day 17 (day 19 farron up)

- Sword and hammer are wrapped in a carpet and put in a locked room in the tower. Invisible servant can carry swords.
- Ruibor successful casts dispel on sword.
- blood sword back to terovere.
- book on outer planar and blood demon ecology. Learn that domes are natural houses.
- another book available: how to seamlessly integrate Into a complex ecology.
- Ruibor suggests taking out city of drow.
- party have a discussion a about murdering drow and getting the elders for questioning. Farron isn’t convinced they need to take out the entire city, while Hagar is up for eradicating the drow completely.
- Hennan says derara more warlike doesn’t like plots
- ask Hennan to release villagers. Gather by tower.
- search for bank – send demons to steal gold from bank in city.
- demon army will try animal husbandry, taking animals to encampment.
- widdy takes Hennan for walks in nearby copse, play chess

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Fire Ambush in the Sky
  1. 8:15PM day 15

- Widdy is still invisible
- Farron drops about 150 yards away from Widdy
- Widdy heads towards Farron, will take a couple of rounds.
- Hagar gets blood sword to drop him on magic carpet.
- hammer demons choose to attack blood sword
- Hagar tells demon to kill hammers and then help Ruibor
- Hagar’s blood demon kills hammers, Hagar heads to Farron
- round 2
- Farron twists ring
- attempts to block sword arm and attacks
- Farron is hit hard by the sword arm and the hammer demon and goes unconscious
- Hagar works out that Farron is on -4.
- Widdy is quite far away but has a chance to spot the magic carpet descend. He spots the carpet descending and heads towards him
- Widdy spots Hagar flying at an angle away and casting a spell.
- Widdy continues going it notices fire just around corner.
- Widdy hides in shadows and has a look
- Widdy is still invisible. He climbs building and gets on roof.
- haratash misses the sword arm
- round 3
- Hagar is on carpet and another heal spell on Farron who is now on 3.
- Widdy throws dagger at sword arm and misses.
- round 4
- Hagar flies to Ruibor’s location. Approaches high and circling – no sign of Ruibor. Lots of fire and blood sword, meanwhile hennan descended and hit into ground.
- Widdy successfully backstabs the sword arm after moving silently.
- round 5
- Hagar spirals out and looks for Gannak

Round 12
- Hagar timed it so he arrives at Gannaks location as Farron wakes, Hagar spots three sword arms standing over blood sword, and dead Gannak. Hagar dives low and flies along road – heading away from battle.
- heading back to Ruibor’s locaton where sword arm. Returns to find blood sword killed everything that Ruibor faced. They now have blood sword. He tells them hennan and haratash are fine.
- they head back to cave and sword guy goes back. Tell them where cave is. They don’t ask haratash where Widdy is….yet.
- they all get back
- haratash teleports in
- harag sends blood sword teleport back to find Ruibor.
- hennan’s back.
- hennan says transformation didn’t happen.
- Ruibor is back
- they have one sword arm left.
- ship is not in harbour but in inlet.
- farron wants blood sword to teleport where he can find ship and then find Terovere, they can communicate by demon. And avoid conflict.
- ship is heading out to sea,
- some casualties, Terovere survived and pacified.
- fire demons are fighting with lava in city centre, possibly imperial palace.
- Terovere wants war over as soon as possible
- Ruibor thinks they tipped the balance.
- Terover is heading to Rolamere Ruibor suggests the blood sword stays there, Terovere appreciates that.
- Hagar suggests pull people out.
- Hagar gives Terovere location of town nearest to tower and check in at the inn with a red hat.
- Farron suggests Terovere’s men draws a sigil and use that as identification.
- this is for researchers going to tower or someone to hide.
- wait 8 hours and wait for Darag.
- 9:00
- Farron was on -4 so needs to wait 4 days.

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Fire Demon City
  1. 12AM Day 15
    - party decide to send Widdy to leave message with beggar
    - wander over disguised to give change to beggar – charisma success
    - widdy says, we’d like to set up a meeting with our associate.
    - Widdy walks away.
    - Farron trains animals
    - Hagar prays for fun
    - they consider buying a crossbow but its too expensive
  2. 1AM day 15
    - back to beggar, Farron goes to speak to him. Drops coins.
    - a friend of mine asked about an associate –
    - tonight 6PM Goat Herder (restaurant) ‘dusk’
    - Widdy grabs a street urchin – gives directions
    - Hagar argues with Widdy about the amount of money he was going to give him, Widdy protests and lists all of his money
    - Hagar offers a gem
    - Widdy gives him silver piece..
    - party do a casual walk past
    - Farron keeps distance
    - everyone rolls perception
    - party goes into tavern, Golden Egg near Goat Herder
    - Widdy orders a drink but doesn’t drink it.
    - party tell haratash to prioritise the group, not darag
  3. 1:30 day 15
    - Farron goes scouting with Maragwai
    - looks for gossip, what the street is like, how well they fit in, suspicious, intelligence successful
    - Farron trains animals
  4. 6PM day 15
    - Terovere arrives with his escorts and grabs a table outside Goat Herder
    - Terovere let’s them know Ceronil rushed home and that rumours are spreading.
    - discussion ensues about further attacks on shipments
    - farron says “we obviously aren’t earning keep during this time. Any suggestions for cash flow.”
    - Farron says if we can get magic weapons, Terovere cautions them to talk low
    - Widdy suggests getting musical instruments.
    - sometimes you get that musical instrument that’s just special.
    - Widdy wants something discrete. For instance, a Poisonous little long range ballad.
    - Terovere has set in motion the search for researchers for Hagar’s tower.
    - Terovere suggests warehouse for next target – where Ceronil tends to torture suspects, and is his secret location.
    - they ask for white face disguises. White faces have their own agenda.
    - hennan starts snarling down the street.
    - Farron asks what are you snarling at..
    - red streak in air, hennan flies into air.
    - panic on streets
    - Widdy suggests Terovere gets out of here
    - Farron asks haratash to help hennan
    - haratash changes and leaps up to help
    - hennan brings demon down for splash
    - Farron spots demon crash land into building
    - Terovere gets Wraithform from Kirik,
    - fire demon holding a glave climbs out of building and drops to ground.
    - haratash kneels, fire demon kneels,
    - Gannak says they are gating.
    - harag bless, Farron shoots, Widdy runs, MU both cast magic missile
    - Ruibor fires magic missile but they just fade out against the fire demon.
    - Maragwai arrow misses
    - building above is incredibly unstable after demon crashed through it
    - Farron critical miss: injures herself
    - Gannak is too late to interrupt the gate, but his missiles hit the Fire demon
    - 7 hammer wielding demons gate in.
    - two blood demons wielding scimatars gate in and kneel.
    - Widdy is on roof hiding in shadows. Notices red glow.
    - Widdy falls and pretends to break his leg
    - hammer demons all kneel
    - Widdy screams like a girl and calls hennan
    - Gannak casting pyrotechnics, Ruibor improved invis, Farron firing at structure, Hagar finishing bless, Maragwai fire at structure
    - structure falls and interrupts two demons from their summoning.
    - Haratash asks for protection, Farron and Widdy prepare to take on the Glave wielding demon.
    - hennan kills her demon, Widdy attempts back stab, misses just, pyrotechnics on Glave, stoneskin on Farron, hold person from Hagar takes out two demons,
    - Glave wielding fire demon is wreathed in smoke and practically blind, but suddenly is wiped out as Haratash appears behind him.
    - 6 dagger wielding fire demons gate in.
    - Farron grabs the sword of the demon hennan killed.
    - Farron nearly hits with the demon sword,
    - hennan has one more round of writhing.
    - dagger goes to kill the held ones,
    - Hagar wraps demon and then sends carpet up to top of highest building.
    - carpet to move randomly
    - Farron takes 2 hits on stoneskin
    - dagger kills one demon
    - demon attacking farron two misses.
    - haratash kills another by appearing out of the ground beneath it.
    - 2 stoneskin left,
    - Farron kills the demon.
    - harag picks up a hammer and binds with it.
    - they ask hennan why she attacked the fire demon
    - she just wanted to.
    - Ruibor posits that hennan’s natural instincts took over.
    - Hagar asks weapon what it is, no answer.
    - demon fire swords cannot talk back to the fire plane.
    - they push the weapons into the sewer and head back to Darag’s hideout.
    - Farron asks what damage it does, weapon doesn’t answer
  5. 8PM day 15
    - party discuss tactics
    - first step is find out what’s actually happening and then choose whether to finish.
    - they might fly to Terovere’s ship.
    - haratash summoned the demons because hennan went up to the next level.
    - party huddle and discuss death of demons.
    - Hagar will rest up and then cast various spells, could use remove curse, dispel magic
    - maybe go back to tower
    - haratash says the sword arms do what he tells them.
    - Ruibor and Gannak spellcraft the ring of fire immunity that Widdy has.
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Terovere
  1. 1AM day 14
    - Widdy threatens Darag with scooping out eyeballs.
    - Farron tells hennan to remain inconspicuous.
    - Widdy continues to threaten
    - Darag tells them Kirik is Terovere’s Mage.
    - Farron reminds Darag is poisoned.
    - Widdy introduces himself to Kirik as skullfucker, and she says she’ll come and get them.
    - party discuss their strategy
    - party are lead up to the balcony and through a secret door in the side room that leads up to a large room with table, windows over the harbour and a fireplace, occupied by Terovere and his entourage.
    - Terovere comes round to shake hands
    - “greetings my name is Terovere and I gether you have an interesting proposition.”
    - Widdy fails charisma and walks over to Kirik
    - Hagar succeeds charisma
    - table covered in food and fruit
    - at the hint of problems between Darag and the party, ah yes says Terovere that’s how Darag says hello.
    - I take it you’re not religious, asks Hagar.
    - I don’t need to believe, i trust what I can see, says Terovere.
    - Terovere says help yourself and he will eat the food before.
    - Hagar says he has already eaten.
    - Farron tucks into fruit.
    - Maragwai doesn’t eat.
    - harag decides where people sit.
    - Terovere says I guess we should start with your proposition
    - harag says you have recently come upon hard times according to Darag which puts yourself in precarious position
    - Hagar continues, our aim is to free Tarator of demon influence.
    - how do you intend to do this? Asks Terovere.
    - influence factions from the sides to fight and weaken them
    discussion begins with the following points made:
    - demon control is exerted through others
    - large number of people are ignorant or unhappy with status quo.
    - unify city and turn on the demons.
    - the one thing we had to offer place of safety they can’t see into – the tower.
    Conversation continues:
    - Terovere asks about tower
    - harag explains its far from here.
    - harag says we need to pursue a quiet Guerilla type war
    - Terovere asks what about Rolamere.
    - hennan says she’s bored and goes over to window
    - Terovere says that he wasn’t going to ask until the right moment, but he couldn’t help notice her teeth.
    - harag says, Hennan is not your normal demon, here not through her own control and doesn’t want to return and isn’t interested in controlling you.
    - Farron says she is reasonably powerful and well connected but wishes no contact with blood plane.
    - harag says she isn’t involved in bad plans for Tarator.
    - they talk about hennan restraining herself etc.
    - Farron wants contracts and resources. You run cult and gather intelligence – we need that intelligence.
    - Terovere asks for targets to be destroyed by weapon that is the group. For example killing off demons as targets and proof of alliance.
    - Terovere wants to know how his security can be improved.
    - harag attention will be drawn away from Terovere.
    - Farron asks if demon was perhaps killed that’s why lost power.
    - Terovere isn’t sure, but he knows everyone suffered the same fate at the same time.
    - most merchants here have connected with fire demon faction.
    - Widdy suggests hit merchants as hard as possible with blood demons.
    - Terovere says god of severed abandoned and that’s when demon went.
    - Ruibor confirms that the god abandoned Tarator and Terover confirms Uruah’nak was of the god and left at the same time.
    - Hagar proposes that a joint attack is done as a proof of friendship.
    - Darag wants to stay separate, so they arrange midnight drops of antidote.
    - Kirik goes over to Terovere and talks into his ear.
    - Terovere says the merchants all switched from demons of the severed heads to fire demons.
    - Terovere suggests taking out a ship that belongs to Ceronil. And implicating a competitor.
    - start talking about plan of taking out ship.
    - Terovere says most ships crewed by 10-20 people.
    - Ruibor suggests using confusion to attack ship
    - Hagar suggests looking for something
    - Farron wants to just create confusion, the others disagree.
    - Widdy, then suggests sending demons, who say ‘find it’ Farron agrees.
    - plan is: haratash teleports in, smashes up ship and cargo, Ruibor steps in and says, did you find it? Haratash says yes. They go.
    - cowardly and gossipy is a general trait of merchant sailors
  2. 9am day 15
    - wait 8 hours while Ruibor learns teleport and polymorph self
    - Farron looks for dogs for animal training.
    - Ruibor takes dagger.
    - casts clairvoyance then teleport.
    - entire ship panics.
    - haratash tears up ship
    - Ruibor teleports in, acts out dialogue “did you find it?” Haratash arrives with blood faint. And says yes.
    - haratash and Ruibor return.
    - crew fail morale
  3. 10am
    - ship limps in
    - party go down to docks nearby to where ship turns in.
    - lounging on dock side.
    - merchant turns up, comes back looking angry
  4. 11am
    - sailors come off ship for shore leave.
    - party follow some sailors into the Rotting Trout tavern
    - morose sailers, muttering,
    - Widdy pretends to have a windfall.
    - Farron goes over to sailor, pretends to have shit day.
    - Hennan is chasing rats
    - sailors say you wouldn’t believe it if I told you…sailors drinking…
    - Farron fails charisma, but says felt really weird with red mist, creeped put…
    - where was this?
    - alley way
    - not near here…
    - Farron says to Widdy, you felt weird when you experienced that red mist
    - Widdy you felt weirder than I did…diffuses tension.
    - morale check
    - this thing turned up…says the sailor
    - Widdy gets another drink…rolls 2 charisma
    - Hagar casts charm person on sailor who proceeds to open up
    - lucky to be alive.
    - Widdy slips gold piece to barman for free drinks, little bit extra in it if he gives out free drinks.
    12AM (end) day 15
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Cult of the Severed Head
  1. 6:30 dusk wait 1/2 hour day 13
    - Widdy says has open door policy but if betray then will kill them.
    - decide to head up
    - Farron explain to Hennan secrecy is important.
    - hidden door leads to shanty town under wall and ramshackle abode.
    - Darag tells them of Terovere, who wants trade control of the city.
    - Farron notices that white caps were meeting near hideout.
    - notice white caps are in power
    - Darag says he has to go alone to meet his contact.
    - Hagar leaves unseen servant with carpet at Darag’s place.
    - Widdy disguises himself as a shopper to overhear conversation. Successful.
    - nod of respect from Darag.
    - I want to meet, have influential visitors with interesting proposition.
    - Widdy overhears.
    - need to wait one hour, eat street food.
  2. 7:30pm day 13
    - somebody mentions Terovere’s ship is back in port.
    - waiting within sight of tramp.
    - Widdy successfully looks like arguing with Maragwai about what Hennan wanted.
    - Farron notices a small boy say something to tramp
  3. 8:15pm day 13
    - Darag goes back to tramp
    - Widdy overhears tramp say ‘tonight’
  4. 8:30pm day 13
    - have four hours to kill
    - Ruibor doesn’t drink.
    - Widdy says do you think you are better than us.
    - everyone to tavern
    - Farron and Maragwai go scouting.
    - Hagar asks for gem trader
    - Widdy looks for loudest city idiot.
    - merchant thinks he’s gods gift to selling. Rugs.
    - Farron learns that terovere lives on ship and is a womaniser with all female retinue.
    - merchant has money in weapon trade – Terovere investment
    - Ceronil and Terovere have symbols for wagons.
    - Gannak and Hagar drinking and playing noughts and crosses and always wins, except a few times.
    - Farron gathers enough information to detect a lie from Terovere.
  5. 12 midnight day 13
    - walkway winds down to cliff side
    - passage
    - Darag leads them into cult worship, a basement beneath warehouses, built into the cliff side.
    - they spot Terovere’s entourage all women in the balcony.
    - Darag has disappear.
    - Farron 1 round tracking finds trail down steps
    - Widdy – feels faint and sick
    - Hagar – starts healing proficiency
    - Farron quickly appeases Hennan who is getting riled up, saying that before get she gets angry they need something from Darag.
    - Hagar spots a barb wound
    - Farron, hennan, dagger, Maragwai leave to track Darag
    - Ruibor and Gannak and Widdy stay.
    - hennan looks very angry
    - Hagar saves Widdy and keeps him on 1 hit point.
    - Maragwai rolls two ones in a row for tracking.
    - but can’t spot secret door.
    - Farron uses ring
    - blinks behind secret door – opens and everyone goes in
    - Hagar casts cure light wounds twice
    - they fly after him down passageway, Hennan carries them.
    - arrive at walkway about 2 rounds behind
    - send Hennan up
    - Haratash appears and then disappears
    - Haratash catches Darag but can’t subdue him without killing him, until Farron convinces Darag to stop fighting back
    - Hennan takes antidote back to Widdy
    - everyone back together
    - haratash exposes blades.
    - haratash suggests slow poison with an antidote regularly applied.
    - Hagar keeps antidote for Darag’s poison.
    - Farron explains poison suggestion to Hennan.
    - group to decide about poisoning.
    - Haratash points out his poison is natural and antidote is natural.
    - Darag, kneels down.
    - Haratash poisons Darag.
    - requires once per day.
    - Haratash explains he can gate in more demons.
    - Haratash grows cavalier moustache at Hagar’s request.
  6. 1AM day 14
    - Cult ritual is non magical and comes to an end.
    - the crowd mill around chatting.
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Darag, Assassin and Friend
  1. 2PM Day 11
    - note Hagar needs to rest for 8 hours to learn spells
    - group go into room and discuss
    - Ruibor goes into Gannaks room
    - end game – install hennan on throne
    - discuss – power imbalance between demons and populace – want to recruit – hot up war between demons – find people that are against the demons – recruit white masks – they will gain benefits of working for demons – mother encouraged hennan to get stuck in – need to find out from Ruibor and Gannak if that fits.
    - dagger is outside Gannaks room. Spots Ruibor talking to Gannak
    - hennan sleeping under dragon
    - dagger passes on to Widdy Ruibor’s discussion with Gannak
    - it’s started raining
    - Maragwai goes out hunting
    - Widdy was talking to dagger so Farron hits him over head
    - Widdy tells party he can overhear them and they have romantic interest in Hagar. Infatuated with Hagar. Not with his character but with his tower and abilities and they have common motive to overthrow Tarator. Presumably attracted to power.
    - ancient history – Hagar doesn’t know much about emperor
    - Widdy tells party they want to talk to party about objectives
    - party decide if they can get them to commit to join
    - party goes to Gannaks room
    - Gannak and Ruibor casually sitting talking
    - Widdy asks what were you talking about
    - Ruibor says detente of circumstance.
    - how can we help you gentlemen
    - Widdy wondering what you guys plans were.
    - our plans go with what hennan wants…if you could tell us what Hennan plans
    - Farron asks for perspective on that.
    - so much has changed recently.
    - for whatever reason demon sponsor no longer has influence
    - blood demons rising
    - Rolamere demon free
    - Hagar what are your motivations.
    - Ruibor we’re outclassed by demons
    - this is our world – they can track you down especially hunters
    - how can we confront so many
    - Ruibor says he can’t tell what tower could do – intriguing
    - Farron says ally with us not hennan
    - Farron says address power balance allied with hennan nobody owns
    - Farron says hennan cooperates.
    - Ruibor says you do realise demons naturally charm
    - her actions are cooperative.
    - we maybe charmed but she has acted in accordance with your expectations.
    - farron have you ever encountered a cooperative demon?
    - Ruibor no
    - Ruibor this is curious an interesting.
    - takes 100 years to mature
    - Ruibor says indentured criminals tongues removed so can’t tell what they did.
    - probably construction
    - Widdy says Rolamere useful – trained army
    - Gannak allies for now. I can’t go back now that I have failed
    - Ruibor – demonic influence at highest levels.
    - Maragwai returns.
    - Widdy gets mead corks and jugs
    - Maragwai ties up deer outside
    - Widdy puts corks into dragons nostrils
    - Maragwai sees hunter outside.
    - go outside and open door
    - Farron says what do you want.
    - Demon bows even more,
    - doesn’t answer
    - door closes
    - Ruibor says blood demon hunter here to join
    - Widdy says the princess insists you give your name
    - my name is haratash
    - Widdy the princess wants to know your objective
    - I am here to serve princess hennan
    - how can you prove that says Hagar
    - shows his blades
    - Hagar closes door
    - talk to Ruibor
    - hunter would probably hide and teleport in to attack
    - they ask him to go and bring back one of his kind dead to feed on
    - her wish is my command says the demon.
    - Widdy wakes hennan
    - Farron says wants to do an experiment.
    - suck blood from air
    - deer collapses fainted.
    - Widdy explains ten deer can turn grass into blood source
    - takes deer head off
    - invisible servant tidies up after her dinner and cooks deer
    - corks remained in nostrils.
    - crystal making hissing noise
    - sound of rain
    - haratash is back
    - hennan with party so Widdy takes her away
    - haratash has dead demon
    - Widdy leaves hennan hiding and goes to door with party
    - Widdy complements Maragwai as she sharpens arrows
    - I have no orders says demon
    - Aim to serve princess hennan
    - obey without question not my position to suggest but can do if she asks, he says
    - what it she doesn’t require you – he hadn’t consider that.
    - push body through door badly battered body – haratash was untouched by combat.
    - stash body in temporary kill room
    - hennan flies down
    - hennan starts eating demon
    - hennan finishes and they talk to her
    - who is haratash
    - he is here because I am different…she says.
    - Widdy shows hennan the scry wall and she flies out
    - Hennan shouts at Haratash to be normal
    - he says he is here to serve
    - oi haratash to be normal she says.
    - Hennan comes back in bored.
    - Farron explains she is princess and has to make decisions.
    - we are friends and we are worried about you Farron says.
    - worried you might become evil…
    - Farron attempts to explain evil
    - we can help You stay here and not become evil if you trust us
    - hennan flies off and tries to fly as fast as she can at the top of the tower just for fun.
    - drop body of demon through gate and away out of sight near woods
    - Farron says princess Hennan commands that he doesn’t harm human unless given permission
    - everyone gathers for dinner.
    - over dinner with veal – mead can be drunk
    - Gannak needs drink
    - Gannak tipsy
    - hunters aren’t intelligent, says Ruibor
    - Ruibor talks about a useful contact that has lost demonic support: the head of the Wolf Tribe (assassins guild)
    - Darag book is found – along with another book talking about consumption and gaining levels.
    - Hagar – scries for Darag. Ruibor recognises him as the anonymous head of the Wolf Tribe. Stirring pot of casserole. Wooden structure – observe for a while few days – rest up and research -
  2. 10PM day 11
    - Ruibor points out Darag will notice if scry too long.
    - farron suggests dagger scouts then scry in dagger and jump through.
    - meanwhile Hagar is resting as they scry and Ruibor has learned his spells.
    - darag exercising, throwing knives, firing dart,
    - Hagar casts detect charm.
    - Ruibor is not charmed.
    - Gannak is charmed.
    - gives Gannak spell book.
    - after one day of Scrying
  3. 6PM day 12
    - another day…
  4. 6PM day 13
    - Farron and Maragwai go scouting outside tower. Warn going out and scry if missing.
    - darag doing same thing.
    - plan is to throw dagger, find exit outside, scout for safe location, wander about and scry dagger. And it jumps up and down to indicate a safe jump location.
    - dagger through gate.
    - dagger goes through gate under lake and up to river and walks around corner.
    - Ruibor suggests wrestling is dangerous with an assassin that uses poison.
    - Widdy jumps through gate,
    - hello, Widdy says.
    - what do you want, says Darag, calmly keeping up knife practice.
    - lost my friend.
    - not sure that’s true, says Darag
    - Widdy recalls Dagger who arrives conspicuously.
    - Darag sees dagger and stops throwing knives.
    - We want to talk, says Widdy.
    - everyone goes through the gate.
    - They encourage Hennan not to eat.
    - darag didn’t write the book.
    - do I have choice in this conversation, asks Darag, anything to drink?
    - Hagar offers wine, but Darag doesn’t drink.
    - Darag explains it isn’t his fault that his guild has lost favour.
    - so how is that going? Asks Hagar
    - I am thinking of recruiting allies, says Darag
    - Hennan is having fun with traps.
    - Ruibor says princesses become queen
    - Widdy works out darag wants freedom
    - Farron complements darag and succeeds charisma roll
    - party state they want intel, and allies
    - Farron asks about Rolamere
    - Hagar wants to recruit espionage white face.
    - target those afraid for their life or self interest for recruitment, although Widdy suggests caution
    - target magic users and merchants.
    - civil war will weaken human factions but civil war between demons – the party are confused about best approach here.
    - They tell Darag they have a secure tower with a Scrying gate. So they can always find him, and their plans aren’t revealed to the demons.
    - Hagar considers dedicated researchers to research in tower. Asks Darag if they can recruit any.
    - Darag starts going translucent
    - Widdy orders Hennan to grab darag and she puts teeth against neck to threaten him.
    - Ruibor casts dispel magic on Darag.
    - Hennan puts him down.
    - Hennan breaks gate to expend some energy.
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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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The Tower, Valmar, Artemis and Ruibor

- Descending to tower
- door opens when they approach and inside is a crystal ball on an iron owl stand.
- when they approach the ball, Artemis is trying to get attention – he was expecting Valmar and is surprised that there are strangers in the tower.
- after introductions, Artemis is let in and soon sends his dagger out to find Valmar
-… Who arrives in the meantime
- much hilarity ensues.
- Valmar tells them a MU is being chased and Scrying gate can be used to locate the Mu with his cloak.
- Valmar takes them on a tour
- Artemis pushes and makes ladder slide a bit.
- dagger popped out to find Valmar then came back.
- Valmar talks to them about Ruibor…
- and bloodstone – and connections to the blood plane.
- my enemies enemy is my friend.
- they see Ruibor on Scrying gate chased by two white faces and 18 horsemen.
- Artemis leaps through as the group discuss feeding hennan before the battle.
- hennan takes the head off a steel guard.
- assassin starts removing clothes
- MU casts stoneskin.
- Farron hits with sheaf kills one steel guard
- Maragwai hits assassin for 7hp
- Farron kills another
- Maragwai kills another
- Artemis hits with dagger, bounces off stoneskin
- MU casts wall of fog
- Farron hits another guard.
- Artemis gets Ruibor to stop running and Widdy asks about the bloodstone.
- Widdy makes friends with Ruibor.
- hennan hits mu with blind ground slam and splash damage
- MU walks out spotted by Artemis and Valmar.
- Valmar closes distance to cast an attack spell but is hit by magic missiles and is knocked out of the air.
- Artemis grapples MU
- Farron pretend captures Widdy who convincingly acts as assassin
- dwarf heals Valmar
- Artemis sleep spell fails
- Artemis put cloth in mouth
- back in a tower
- Ruibor is resting in a room
- MU is locked up
- Ruibor says dragons are a myth
- questions are made….and answered
- years of research to find the bloodstone – getting it resulted in the death of mercs
- bloodstone very dangerous he says
- Can I trust you with this information? He asks. Widdy convinces him that he can.
- Widdy mentions prince, he recognises that.
- Hagar says appeared in Caraton.
- Ruibor says blood stone increase demon power…
- dagger takes away chest
- is Hennan evil…no…Ruibor is surprised
- he suggests they wanted stone for demon prince to king.
- dagger opens chest finds bloodstone in purple satin lining.
- all in next room after dwarf asks about dagger and chest loudly enough for Ruibor to hear.
- Hagar says he doesn’t want Artemis to have stolen bloodstone.
- Hagar takes bloodstone.
- main door is locked by Hagar
- Widdy gets ‘dagger’ with range of 180. Can communicate from distance. Indestructible.
- Artemis throws ring to Farron
- Artemis says he will leave something behind for Hagar….
- Hagar gets unseen servant from Valmar.
- Farron turns blink ring
- blinks
- Valmar says will take concentration from tower and will be back tower on blood plane.
- if you should have need on us then I will keep an eye on you…Artemis says you’ll have no help.
- and have fun with the tower.

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Demon Slam

- one ranger of 5 gone back to Rolamere
- one ranger has gone to outskirts of village
- the party has demon girl and Maragwai the elf ranger
- contemplating visiting fort, or chasing down white faces.

7AM – asking commander about records and libraries in Tarator. Libraries not open to public only found in private ruling classes or military dwellings.
- rolamere rangers Waiting for one week to get orders
- they try to convince rangers to help insert
- cover insertion as long as can stay out of sight.
- hennan is asleep
- last time they left the door open
- and took out the guards
- so perhaps Tarator guess something came out? Latch was on the inside.
- waiting 12 hours for nightfall.
- farrun looks around woodland area
- no trace of the body of the ranger
- no trace of the assassin
- wood elf camp – welcoming to the elf, they report white face arrived about an hour ago, old man with stick and white face. Six entourage in black robes and hoods. White face was in sedan chair.
- wood elves consider leaving area
- four guards are left in Caraton with barman, gf and young man.
- The White Face’s are entourage locking down village. Not letting anyone in or out of Caraton.
- ask commander what is significance. He has no idea.
- party considering charming a robed guy.
- commander will cover them if robed guy isn’t charmed.
- 4pm hennan was given money by Widdy and asked about home
- 6:30 eta for attack
- Widdy goes to sneak around and spots he has strange teeth.
- he goes back to group
- the party consider attacking the demon
- hennan kills demon as arrows, backstabs etc do some damage.
- they run off and spot 100ft demon in Caraton
- no eyes teeth like demon
- black robe has no gear
- hennan says demon is prince.
- go back to main camp
- hennan starts eating the demon.
- hennan tells them scream was ‘come back’
- hennan needs 100s of demons to become demon prince.
- hennan can only sense another if close.
- hennan says that white mask died at summoning and was human as she tasted him
- the party suspect white mask guy is demon prince.
- hennan doesn’t like his children
- he is like uncle
- last saw two or three hundred years ago
- demon prince has a blood cleanse ability
- blood cleanse ritual can create gate but needs priestess
- summoning priestess takes months
- prince needs her to open gate
- she can read blood scroll And write it because it is a scroll.
- scout sees the blood cleansing as villagers are asked to kill each other.
- Hagar reveals source, and concludes that if demon has no blood will unsummon.
- Maragwai says…wood elves might know of tower location.
- wood elves know of a tower on a hill in front of mountains, bracken, mountain behind.
- Hagar realises that the symbol can be used to replace the altar construction.
- scout confirms village is now all dead.
- Valmar tells them that hennan will go if connection broken.
- decide not to tell hennan they are severing connection.
- scout saw the Demons arrive on east of Caraton.
- I reiterated that hennan has the gate appear in her.
- hennan looks scared that she’ll die here.
- consider converting hennan.
- advantage of converting temple, sever her connection and Tarator will need another temple.
- consider third way – convert temple, find another connection for girl and then the demons would consider her on the plane and then expect her to be summoned but shed not be there.
- couple of weeks for her research but needs help from Hagar.
- three months of summoning.
- realise she can fly and carry them all very quickly.
- decide to flee to tower.

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