Sir Cormac gains a quest from Master Croaky of the Frogs Templar to seek out the owner of the blue arm. Some locals suggest the town of Adastra as a good place to find answers, and so he goes. Along the way he meets André, a [floid], who asks him for help in defending the village of Stinkin against the dreaded Friends of Entropy. As they approach in the dead of night, violence erupts as a weasloid unwittingly draws the Red Death right to them. We leave with Cormac, André and the unknown weasle-man pinned down by gunfire and scary shouting and “be bad.”
Khouni: Okay, so I am Cormac now
OculusOrbus: You always were.
OculusOrbus: When last we met, you were going to formulate some kind of plan
OculusOrbus: and report back to El Supremo
Khouni: I am going to ask for seven of our best men. We will scan the area for further threats.
Khouni: We will also try to locate the source of this evil, or at least trace back from where the arm “walked” here
Khouni: Before doing this, I will wait for Heino to awake
Khouni: He shall answer me some questions first
OculusOrbus: which evil are you talking about?
OculusOrbus: the arm?
Khouni: The arm.
Khouni: It was not nice,
Khouni: Austrians or Bavarians?
OculusOrbus: Okay, you are back at the healers. Heino is still bedridden, but awake.
OculusOrbus: I don’t know.
Khouni: “Heino, my dear friend, I see you have awoken. Capital!”
Khouni: (Orion was the best Sci-Fi series ever)
OculusOrbus: Dude, you should totally introduce that dance at the next big Tanelorn meeting!
OculusOrbus: and ask Tabula to dance
Khouni: I can just imagine how messed up this would be
Khouni: This, too
OculusOrbus: drunken galyxo
OculusOrbus: Then you and Tabula can make with the gaysexy
OculusOrbus: because Zero won’t doteh galyxo
Khouni: And everybody lived happily after
OculusOrbus: do the
OculusOrbus: btw, did you get that last pic I sent?
OculusOrbus: also, I meant Raumpatrouille Orion. Mea culpa.
Khouni: I now what you meant. And I got the (funny!) pic.
OculusOrbus: He says Fuk Yeh!
OculusOrbus: ha ha ha ha
Khouni: ‘twas funny
OculusOrbus: I don’t pick on him, it’s just that’s what it looked like he was saying.
OculusOrbus: who was the girl?
Khouni: “rei”, IIRC
OculusOrbus: I can see her underwear
OculusOrbus: Why do you hate Zero?
Khouni: I don’t
OculusOrbus: you do!
Khouni: Dude, you can’t only see her underwear – you can see her tattooed chest!
Khouni: Not as hawt as Tabula Rasa
Khouni: Or the Rawk Gawd, even
Khouni: “Now, Heino, if you don’t mind – and even if you do, I feel obliged to say -, I have several questions for you.”
OculusOrbus: true Tabula is uber pretty. I wouldn’t call her hawt, though
OculusOrbus: “Continue. You have my attention”
Khouni: "You were attacked by an arm. Do you remember that? It looked like this and punched you like that
Khouni: “And you did scream and shiver like a damsel in distress, if I may say so”
OculusOrbus: brb phone
Khouni: uhm, you are quick!
OculusOrbus: “You were not there when I was attacke, sir knight. You would not know.”
OculusOrbus: “But I shall set the record straight”
Khouni: “Please do so, my friend.” *smiles charmingly
OculusOrbus: “I was preparing the spot under the big oale tree for our frog gigging, when I heard an odd sound off in the distance”
Khouni: “So you ran off to examine the cause of this disturbanc, I suppose?”
OculusOrbus: “I stepped into the reeds to investigate and came upon an amputated arm. A funkin arm.”
OculusOrbus: “It was all blue and ick like they get when the die. So I thought I should at least return it to it’s owner”
OculusOrbus: when funkins die
OculusOrbus: (he means when humans die, they get uggy looking)
OculusOrbus: (as you know)
Khouni: (I got that )
OculusOrbus: “And so!”
Khouni: “How come you thought you knew the owner?”
Khouni: “Or did you just take it with you, hoping for the best?”
OculusOrbus: “I didn’t know the owner. Indeed, that was what was tickling my pan”
OculusOrbus: ‘“Who belonged to this arm?” I thunk"
Khouni: “And after a while, the arm began to slap you, I suppose?”
OculusOrbus: “When I picked it up, it grabbed my face like this and hit me like that”
OculusOrbus: “It was splippery from the much and I lost my grip upon it”
OculusOrbus: “For whatever reason, it countinued to assualt me and before I knew it, I was konked”
Khouni: “Poor Heino! How long did this go on?”
OculusOrbus: “Until I heard you. Then I called out and everything went black”
Khouni: “A grave conundrum indeed”
OculusOrbus: “Bastard arm”
OculusOrbus: "Yes. As far as I know, funkin arms do not live after they’ve been seperated from their owners"
Khouni: "Now, Heino, answer this question for me: there was a mutant, referring to itself as “Tony”."
Khouni: “It instantly accepted me as its rightful owner, and assisted me in freeing you.”
OculusOrbus: “I cannot say. I heard mumbly talk, but couldn’t make out a word until I heard you call out”
Khouni: “But afterwards, it ran off with the beer!”
OculusOrbus: “Zounds, the beer!”
OculusOrbus: “Tony, eh?”
Khouni: “But as you might have noticed already, I was able to save your precious monocle”
OculusOrbus: “I do know of a little mutant pest that goes about by that name…”
Khouni: “Yes, Tony! It was a lizardy demon, one of these roaming fiends.”
OculusOrbus: “Yes, and I thank you for that, good sir”
OculusOrbus: “Some fo the frogwives have made mention. He begs for food or shelter and the shoo him off with a quick toungeblap”
Khouni: “So you know this Tony creature, then? But still, it seemed to be a good natured being.”
Khouni: “Oh, a beggar then. Poor sob!”
OculusOrbus: I know of him, Cormac. Nothing more.
Khouni: “No company for aristocrats”
Khouni: Well, Heino, I thank you for this conversation. May your wounds heal quickly. Sadly, I have to hurry now – our men will ride out for a hunt today
OculusOrbus: “Oh so? A hunt for what?”
Khouni: And the pray shall be this ignorant arm of an ugly commoner
Khouni: or the ugly arm of an ignorant commoner?
Khouni: I don’t know, but hopefully, there’ll be answers at the end of this day
OculusOrbus: “Good hopping, sir knight”
Khouni: For now, farewell, my friend, farewell..
Khouni: *splatches away
Khouni: waving his cape
Khouni: wooing the ladies
Khouni: turns back
OculusOrbus: (Your presence is requested at the Temple)
Khouni: “Heino! Lest I forget: this shall be a secret”
Khouni: splatches to the temple, of course
OculusOrbus: “It’s in the vault!”
Khouni: Ok, I am in the temple
Khouni: has splatched there!
OculusOrbus: Sir Croaky: “Healer Blixa tells me you found an arm. Can you show it to me?”
Khouni: “No, Sir! It escaped! A mutant flung it into the sea!”
OculusOrbus: (actually, you flung it)
OculusOrbus: (Tony hit you in the head with it)
Khouni: (Oh, ok )
Khouni: (anyway, blame the mutie)
Khouni: (also, BLIXA?? )
Khouni: (does he live in Nick’s cave?)
OculusOrbus: (It’s all I could think of)
OculusOrbus: “Into Lake Ka? I’ll trust that you can find it”
Khouni: looks annoyed “Of course, I can, my lord!”
OculusOrbus: “I’ve made my decision- I want you to get that arm and find out who it belongs to.”
Khouni: “As you command, Herr.”
OculusOrbus: “There is trouble about, as you know. The Red Death is stirring up trouble again”
Khouni: “Yes, it’s terrible. Do you think there’s a connection?”
OculusOrbus: “I’m sorry to say that you must do this on your own- we can spare no frogs; they must protect Squawk”
Khouni: “I understand.”
Khouni: more honor for me!
OculusOrbus: “It certainly is possible. I’ll put out word of a missing funkin arm. Perhaps there was an attack that went unreported”
OculusOrbus: (possible connection)
Khouni: "Very well
Khouni: “Is there any support you will grant me? Equipment, perhaps?”
OculusOrbus: “You have all you need. You’ll need to travel lite”
OculusOrbus: “You still have the artifact? The metal egg?”
Khouni: “I do, Herr.”
OculusOrbus: “It may yet prove to be a boon.”
OculusOrbus: (you don’t know what it is"
OculusOrbus: (no one does)
Khouni: “Your wisdom is infinite.”
OculusOrbus: “ain’t it?”
OculusOrbus: “You shall leave at first light and return upon the completion of your quest>”
OculusOrbus: (You were hoping for a zap gun, weren’t you?)
OculusOrbus: (ha ha)
Khouni: (of course! Haha)
Khouni: “As you command, mein Herr. I shall get ready.”
OculusOrbus: >ritter ritter<
OculusOrbus: and so you go
OculusOrbus: any questions at this point?
Khouni: Hurray! Into the wild!
OculusOrbus: Off to the lake!
Khouni: My quest is clearly defined
Khouni: I will do as commanded
Khouni: Off to the lake.
Khouni: I look for the arm?
Khouni: Like, in the reed? Maybe it has crawled out?
OculusOrbus: “Beware the Red Death!” they tell you.
Khouni: (what is the RD?)
OculusOrbus: Look for the arm where you threw it in, I reckon
Khouni: Of course
Khouni: First in the reed, than in the water
OculusOrbus: (It’s another name for the Friends of Entropy)
Khouni: (uhm ok)
OculusOrbus: (you have read the rulebook, right?)
Khouni: (just the rules part, really)
OculusOrbus: (silly bitch)
Khouni: (I didn’t expect there was any setting information )
Khouni: Oh no, the DM smiley!
OculusOrbus: Okay, so you go to the lake, yes?
Khouni: Of course!
Khouni: I am already there, scanning the reed and the water
OculusOrbus: You see something in the water. Something rising…"
OculusOrbus: slowly rising out of the water
Khouni: I swim towards it
Khouni: And stop some metres away, from where I will dive a bit and try to take a look at it
Khouni: Just in case it is a hand-billed manatee, y’know?
OculusOrbus: (it’s like the final scene in Deliverance)
Khouni: They are awful
OculusOrbus: I’ve heard
OculusOrbus: It rises til you can see it is the hand of the arm
OculusOrbus: unmoving, aside from it rising up
Khouni: I grabbed it
Khouni: Uh, grab
Khouni: Damn it, I start confusing time again
OculusOrbus: the arm is stiff, bent at the elbow slightly
OculusOrbus: cold and wet
OculusOrbus: and blue
OculusOrbus: bluish, actaully. kind of a blue-grey
OculusOrbus: as it always appeared
Khouni: I make sure I grab its fingers as well as the end of its shoulder, so it can’t do anything silly
Khouni: And swim back to the shore
OculusOrbus: and done!
Khouni: Where I shall keep it warm and hug it
OculusOrbus: just be careful it doesn’t hug back
Khouni: As soon as it is cosy, I interrogate it
Khouni: of course
Khouni: “Thumb is yes, index finger is no. You understand me?”
OculusOrbus: On the shore, you take a closer look. It looks like a funkin arm, of which you are not trribly familiar
OculusOrbus: (no response)
Khouni: “I will bring you back to your body. It is my holy quest to do so. *sighs”
Khouni: “BUT you have to cooperate, little arm.”
OculusOrbus: it seems dead at this point
Khouni: …“you can touch boobs”
OculusOrbus: Now to find the body it belongs to
Khouni: Again, I look for all kinds of traces.
Khouni: Maybe this Tony person knows something
Khouni: I look for anything remotely sentient
OculusOrbus: There are many funkins in Squawk, but there are also funkin villages all over. The Red Death has been making serious trouble for them of late and you, yourself have fought them, as has Heino and the rest. In this time of no fighting,you and Heino were both on leave for a couple of days, and so you were fly gigging.
OculusOrbus: You know that no funkins in Squawk were attacked or hurt recently. The Frogs Templar put the kibosh on the Red Death and so they have made themselves scarce in this area.
OculusOrbus: Still, they are a hateful, vengeful lot.
Khouni: I look for the next Funkin village
OculusOrbus: Their leader, Blern, is death incarnate or so they say.
Khouni: I ask if there was any trouble recently
OculusOrbus: A local: “There’s always trouble. Those buttholes won’t leave us be. But they don’t stay long if they think one of you froggies will show”
Khouni: “Well, did you hear of any casualties? For, you see, I found a manless arm”
Khouni: “Is anybody missing, perhaps?”
OculusOrbus: “Nope. Not recently, anyway and that’s been awhile. We accounted for all our dead last time they attacked”
OculusOrbus: “I’d say try out west, maybe. Adastra or like that”
OculusOrbus: “Hell, it’s hard to say, Sir Frog”
Khouni: “I see. Thank you for your advice, good man, I shall venture there. The Knights of Squawk will remember your name.”
Khouni: I go without asking for his name
OculusOrbus: (not his name)
OculusOrbus: and off you go…
Khouni: To Adastra!
OculusOrbus: If you look on the map, you’ll see Adastra
Khouni: or like that
OculusOrbus: you come to a fork in the road, one way continues west, the other branched north
Khouni: I got it
Khouni: I stay west in order to reach Adastra
Khouni: ad astra? to the stars?
Khouni: a rocket base?
Khouni shuts up
OculusOrbus: You know Adastra is down river from Lake Ka
OculusOrbus: Those crooked lines on the map are rivers
Khouni: Ah, ok
Khouni: I go there.
OculusOrbus: go where?
OculusOrbus: You’re asking?
Khouni: No^^ I just want to go to Adastra. Sounds like an interesting place.
OculusOrbus: Ha ha
Khouni: Maybe they have things that go zap! or zoonz! ?
OculusOrbus: And so down the road you go…
OculusOrbus: sometimes you can see the river from the road, but most times it’s far enough off that you can’t. You can almost always smell it, though
Khouni: I HATE the river. It smells like a fishwife
OculusOrbus: You know that a trip to Adastra on foot is at least a day’s trip, so expect to camp.
Khouni: I do.
OculusOrbus: remember that fishwife that slapped your pod that one time?
Khouni: hops forth
Khouni: ‘twas a great experience!
Khouni: Btw, radio is on
Khouni: Zombie Jamboree!
OculusOrbus: as night approaches, you think about making camp off under a tree. You know you’re getting close to Ungatzo Lake, which is north of the road.
OculusOrbus: Hey, cool!
OculusOrbus: I had fun there
OculusOrbus: nice people
OculusOrbus: What dost thou do?
Khouni: Trying to prevent Firefox from crashing
Khouni Has exited the room
Khouni: Trying to prevent Firefox from crashing
Khouni Has entered the room
Khouni: Without success, it seems
Khouni: I will do as you proposed and make camp under a tree
Khouni: Actually, on a tree. I will jump to some high branches
Khouni: Naturally, I will check if the tree is a person first
Khouni: Still there?
OculusOrbus: Tree is tree
OculusOrbus: you hear a ruckus to the north
Khouni: A ruckus! Oh no!
Khouni: I stay on guard
OculusOrbus: and out of the shadow a figure appears
Khouni: Can I see anything?
Khouni: I have no campfire, btw
OculusOrbus: it’s still light out
Khouni: What kind of figure?
Khouni: A dragon?
OculusOrbus: a man-shape
OculusOrbus: unsteady gait, as though confused as to where to go
OculusOrbus: “You! Up there, I see you!”
OculusOrbus: “They’re coming!”
Khouni: “The Red Death?”
OculusOrbus: The voice has a very strange quality to it. Like a buzz
OculusOrbus: “Yes! They are on the move!”
Khouni: “Who are you?”
Khouni: Does he look like a tasty insect?
OculusOrbus: “My name, it is André. I come from ze town call Stinkin”
OculusOrbus: (you can’t tell from there)
Khouni: “That’s far away! You must have been running for quite some time!”
Khouni: I get down
Khouni: “Fear not, citizen. I shall guard you with my sword.”
OculusOrbus: “You cannot hide from them up there. Do you have a conveyance?”
OculusOrbus: “Zat is very brave of you, but there are too many of zem”
OculusOrbus: “Yes, Stinkin, she is far from here, but I try to leave before ze Red Death come”
Khouni: “In this case, we shall run! I have strong legs and I can jump like the wind, but I fear I can not support your weight on my back. Walking will have to suffice.”
Khouni: I ask him to show me a direction he deems safe
OculusOrbus: (as you approach each other, you finally see André’s form. He is a fly-man!
OculusOrbus: “Oh, dear” says André
OculusOrbus: “I suppose you will eat me now, eh?”
Khouni: “Oh, well, you see…”
Khouni: “I can’t stand eating persons who actually speak.”
Khouni: (is he bigger than I am?)
OculusOrbus: “Ah, very good! I cannot stand ze undigested food to eat. We are both safe…for now”
OculusOrbus: (a little shorter)
Khouni: I look at him like the man in the middle
Khouni: But with as much hidden intentions, too
OculusOrbus: He doesn’t really have a face you can read, if you get me
OculusOrbus: “I will tell you, there are ze women and ze children that are attack”
Khouni: “The women attack?”
Khouni: “Or are the women being attacked?”
Khouni: (Both would be horrible)
OculusOrbus: “Ze women, dey are attack!”
OculusOrbus: “Attack by ze Red Death”
Khouni: “Oh no! I have to save them!”
Khouni: “Despite my commands being of another kind… I don’t want them to be angry at Squawk again.”
OculusOrbus: “I will help, if I can, but I can not fight zem alone.”
Khouni: “Oh, the terrible pain of making decisions! Think, frog brain, think!”
Khouni: “Very well, then. Let us fight. For the women!”
OculusOrbus: “No ze childrens?”
Khouni: “Yes, them, too!”
OculusOrbus: “Zis way!”
OculusOrbus: and he leads you up a small hill, off the path
OculusOrbus: the north road goes in between to hills
Khouni: I will get on a hill first
Khouni: To get an overview
OculusOrbus: too dark to see very far, but ahead you see flashes of light
OculusOrbus: the terrain is very rough here, with many place to duck and cover
Khouni: Alright, we will do so
Khouni: ANd approach the lights
OculusOrbus: “Zey must be attack from ze desert. SOmetimes zey attack and then go away where we cannot go”
Khouni: “Alright, my friend, stay calm”
OculusOrbus: The flashes are just tiny sparks of light- they are far off, maybe a mile, maybe less
Khouni: “We will subdue them”
Khouni: (does this word even exist?)
OculusOrbus: the terrain descends below a ridge that you can’t see over, but you can hear the faint sound of combat
Khouni: I meant “sneak attacking” them
Khouni: We will approach them. If possible, we will attack remote targets
Khouni: How many are they, anyway?
OculusOrbus: you climb the rise and as you get near the top, something large and dark hurls over your heads
OculusOrbus: can’t tell yet.
Khouni: Is it Andre?
OculusOrbus: the shape lands behind you with a FUMP
OculusOrbus: no, he’s next to you
Khouni: Okay. This means SHIT!.
OculusOrbus: in a loud whisper, a voice say “Get your fucking heads down!”
OculusOrbus: (It is a stinky badger-man)
OculusOrbus: (and now it’s time for Deo to enter the fray)
OculusOrbus: do we stop now? Is Deo still around?
Khouni: We stop now
Khouni: I don’t know, I left the chat