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Lost in the Fog

What lurks in the fog? There are rumours of beasts and roars, glowing eyes and worse. Perhaps some unlucky residents of the Switchback will find more concrete answers from their rexplorations.


Oct. 4, 2020, 6 p.m.

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Dirk Kyrie Danielle Gavin



The Switchback

Largesse Level


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It's a quiet day at the lookout, and in the Switchback in general. There's no breeze stirring, it's one of those still days where even the fog seems somnolent. Quiet. Amy has left her rock up the hill and has come down, rolling. She's now got leaves and twigs in her hair, and she's laughing as she sits at the bottom, giggling as though she's a child. Apparently someone is a little bit stir crazy.

Dirk walks in looking out into the fog. He's singing "Oh where could Oberon be? Oh where could he be? We need him to come find us fast. Oh where could he be?"

Kyrie walks down from the inn, looking bored. Hopefully whatever is in the flask from which she's sipping can help her with that.

Amy looks up at the singing, and blinks. She tilts her head as she stares at Dirk, not yet noticing Kyrie. "Uhm, hi there. I don't think we've met," she says, scrambling to her feet. Which doesn't make her that much taller.

Dirk smiles "It's a pleasure. How are you doing?" He chuckles "so what's the news about the great beyond." He bows to Amy "Lord Dirk at your service."

Kyrie continues down, towards the pair. A hand is waved in greeting. "What news?" she asks, in the tone of someone who doesn't expect news.

Danielle comes walk into the lookout hands clasped behind her back to do another glare at the fog . perhaps routine begets comfort

Amy shrugs as she stands there, a couple leaves and twigs definitely tangled in her blonde hair. "Nothing new for me. I'm Amy," she says to Dirk, with a polite curtsey.

Dirk picks a leaf out of Amy's hair. "I am new here ."

Amethyst rolls with advantage -1 at difficulty 15, using no talents or gifts.
The result is a failure.

Danielle rolls with advantage 1 at difficulty 15, using occult, magic sense.
The result is a success.

Kyrie rolls with advantage -1 at difficulty 15, using no talents or gifts.
The result is a success.

Kyrie glances towards the fog. "I was thinking of another trip out. See if there's anything else to be learned from the other place."

Dirk is muscle. "What other place?"

Danielle "Given the rapidity with which the image in the telescope was changing, I am somewhat doubtful of finding the same location again, but interacting with the invironment does provide insight into what is happening. has anybody managed to acqure an actual rope

Dirk rolls with advantage -1 at difficulty 15, using no talents or gifts.
The result is a failure.

Kyrie replies to Dirk "A place on the other side of the fog." To Danielle then, "I've obtained a sturdy belt that I'm using to stay connected to anyone going with me.

If anyone is looking, there seems to be small glowy bits in the fog. Sparkles.

Amy certainly notices nothing untoward with the fog, nope. She's facing the other way. "We're all pretty new here. I think at most we've been here maybe ... gosh, has it ben a month now?" A glance to Danielle and Kyrie, appealingly with that.

Dirk stays close to Amy.

Danielle blinks "Heads up. We may have company of a sort?

Kyrie pauses to think. "Has it really been that long? Time's kind of become meaningless here." Her gaze flickers towards the fog and her forehead furrows, but then she looks back to the others. Maybe she's just seeing things? But then Danielle says something, and she looks again.

Dirk puts his hand on his sword. "Intersting?"

The fog seems to almost separate between 5 of the sparkles. There's a moment where it seems to be a dark black maw, and then three large beasts with glowing red eyes come roaring out, long claws not looking very clean but sharp. They simply roar and scream as they gallop towards everyone.

Amy might not have seen the sparkles, but she totally can't miss the screeching of the monsters. "That is definitely company, but not the sort I was thinking of," she manages, as she backs up.

Kyrie rolls with advantage -1 at difficulty 15, using no talents or gifts.
The result is a success.

Danielle sighs "perverse little..." and she looks around for shelter, as she shakes her fist like that will help

Danielle rolls with advantage -1 at difficulty 15, using no talents or gifts.
The result is a success.

Dirk rolls with advantage 1 at difficulty 15, using combat , combat trained, pattern initiate.
The result is a success.

Dirk draws his sword and stands between the creatures and everyone else. He lunges for an attack on the nearest one.

Amethyst rolls with advantage 0 at difficulty 15, using athletics.
The result is a success.

One of the monsters comes racing at Amy. Since the group of hardy adventurers separates somewhat, the second monster aims at Dirk and the third at Kyrie. Danielle's hiding works well enough that she is not a primary target.

Kyrie blinks as one hand immediately goes to her pistol and the other to her sword. Both are drawn, and the first is brought to bear. The trigger is pulled, and there is a mighty click as she learns that some things won't work the way they did back home. "Fuck." Sword, it is.

Amy actually simply summersaults backwards, ending up back on her feet, as she tries to get away from the monster.

Dirk slices into the one attacking him and decapitates it. He dodges around to keep the creatures away from Amy and Danielle.

Danielle rolls with advantage -1 at difficulty 15, using no talents or gifts.
The result is a success.

The revolver is roughly shoved back into its sheath as Kyrie focuses her blade on the beast charging her. She does seem to use it well, though doesn't simply decapitate the thing as Dirk does. Rather, there's a slice to its face and then a spin to the side and a slash.

Danielle jumps out from the rock where she's hiding and attempts to interpose between the beast and amy making slashing movements with her staff

Danielle's move ends up with a good solid hit to the monster's head, which sends it tumbling to the ground. Three monsters in, three down, and the fog seems rather sullen and grey once more, the sparkles gone.

Amy's eyes are wide, as she says, "Is anyone hurt? Are you all okay?" That asked, she stays back, eyeing the fog rather worriedly.

Dirk says "I am fine."

Danielle hms "None worse for wear" she responds "still planning to explore after that?"

Amy scowls at the fog, looking more than a little put out with it. "That is just not even fair," she declares. Then she says, "I think we should. Obviously, it's not as safe here as thought, right?"

Dirk says "It makes sense. if we can see out they can see in. I just wish we could go out in it.

Kyrie frowns, studying the creatures they've downed. "We'll need to avoid going out alone, near the fog. It's found a new way to test us." She goes to retrieve her revolver.

Amy scans over all three with her eyes, just making sure there's not anything she can see wrong with them. "Yeah," she says. "Too bad we can't - I don't know, make the fog back off, that would be nice. Oh, and we can go out in the fog, Lord Dirk, but it's - hard. I mean, we did once, and come back exhausted."

Dirk nods "I think I might have an idea why?"

Danielle nods "and we need something more sturdy than strung together clothes if we have any hope of no been separated. Thoughts?"

Kyrie nods to Danielle. "That's why I'm using a belt. Doesn't come apart so easily." she says as she makes sure her blade is clean. "Anyone ever seen a beast like these before?"

Dirk nods "Bed sheets from the inn."

Amy looks at Dirk, tilting her head. "An idea why what?" She eyes the beast, and then she says, "I think that's the same sort that was in there when we went into the fog. Though maybe not, we only saw the eyes that time."

Dirk says, "Someone unwrote the pattern and we're just on a blob of left over order. Out there is not Amber. What was there before Amber is out there.""

Danielle nods "only got a brief glimpse in the fog but I rember those eyes. Question is. Was that intended before i opened my mouth about company or are we giving something notions"

Kyrie says to Dirk "Lots of you are talking about Amber and a pattern, but while some have tried to explain it, they really don't mean anything to me. I gather both are terribly important, but they've not been a part of my life."

Dirk says "imagine a universe with two ends ok?"

Amy gives Dirk a blank stare. "I have no idea what you are talking about either," she admits. Though then he puts in the bit about the two ends, and she says, "Okay. A universe with two ends?"

Dirk says 'amber stood for order.

Kyrie listens, but there's also work to be done. She takes out a knife, and sets to work dressing one of the beasts. Meat is meat, right? "Someone else kind of tried to explain, but it just doesn't make sense to me."

Amethyst rolls with advantage 1 at difficulty 15, using occult,healing nature.
The result is a success.

Danielle shrugs "I don't have a close relationship with either order or chaos though i know both were involved in the pattern and grandfather somehow had direct experience with both i believe. If the pattern were completely destroyed, rumor was that all existence would cease, yet here we stand stand though it's true i can't sense it. Eveything we knew should be taken with a grain of salt. i warrant

Danielle rolls with advantage -1 at difficulty 15, using no talents or gifts.
The result is a failure.

Danielle rolls with advantage -1 at difficulty 15, using no talents or gifts.
The result is a success.

Danielle rolls with advantage -1 at difficulty 15, using no talents or gifts.
The result is a failure.

There are three dead monster beasts, dark furred. The fog is sulking, more or less, morosely dark and foreboding. Amy is standing there, while Kyrie starts dressing the monsters. Should keep them fed, right? Maybe. The small group is standing in the area by the fog, but actually back aways from it.

Amy frowns a bit, as she looks over at what Kyrie is doing, and she rubs the back of her neck. "It - I don't think we should eat that," she says, with a sigh. "Though I have no real idea why. Just - the healer in me says not to trust it."

Dirk says, "Order is opposed by disorder. King Oberon the first stole the eye out of the serpent and used it to write the pattern and created order from disorder.""

Danielle rolls with advantage -1 at difficulty 15, using no talents or gifts.
The result is a success.

Danielle rolls with advantage -1 at difficulty 15, using no talents or gifts.
The result is a failure.

Danielle rolls with advantage -1 at difficulty 15, using no talents or gifts.
The result is a success.

Kyrie hms, as Amy suggests they not eat it. "Maybe not, but the parts might have other uses. The fur certainly will." She continues her work. "If they've been living in the fog, maybe one of the sciency folk might be able to learn something from them."

Danielle rolls with advantage 1 at difficulty 15, using occult, magic sense.
The result is a success.

Amy looks over at Dirk. "You tell good stories," she says with a nod. "My brother Onyx would love listening to you." She shrugs, though, not sure she knows what to make of all this. Kyrie gets a nod. "Yeah, maybe. But - be careful with it."

Gavin was taking a nap or was taking a nap. That was till a certain Amethyst screamed. Then charging up the moutain to the look out from the in below comes Gavin. The knight taking stock of the scene, "What's wron.... Oh they're all dead. Is everyone alright?"

Danielle mms "We might be able to expose it to chemicals in the lab. That gaval seemed to have other ideas entitrely so...Yeah that meat is rotten. I can get a sense of that. The fur seems ok though. We're fine gavin though those things were definitely more your specialty than mine

Dirk listens and looks into the fog. Staring off into the distance.

Kyrie looks up from her work taking apart the beasts they killed, and nods to Gavin. "Medicines can be made from certain organs, so I thought we should at least take those for labwork."

Dirk paces near the perimter keeping an eye on the fog.

Amy nods briefly, but she frowns. "Yes, they can, but not if the organs are spoiled," she puts in softly. "It's worth checking though, if we can."

The fog is just swirling, but as Dirk goes near, if he does, tendrils start to form, and they start to slip into the area, searching blindly for things to pull into the fog.

Dirk cu

Dirk cuts at the

Danielle questions dirk "So there was a sepant associated with Chaos as the unicorn is with order? That's interesting.. I think one thing that seems consistent at present is sparkles seem to signal upcoming presumably magical activity

Dirk cuts at the tendrils an

Gavin looks at the large beast, "or if they has a strong musk like a hog. " He looks at the man dressed in black trying to cut at a tenticle of fog, "That doesn't seem to work. I have tried. I would step back if I were you."

Dirk cuts at the tendrils and says "Yes and I have a question that I dont think has an answer. When are we?"

Kyrie says towards Dirk, echoing Gavin, "Your blade will just go through those. Better to keep clear." Meanwhile, she will part out any organs that might prove useful for study. "Everything here that's not potentially useful, we'll just burn."

Dirk takes one half step back.

As said, any metal just goes through the fog, leaving it in one piece, as it continues to try to latch onto something. One tendril gets hold of one of the dead monsters, and it starts to pull that back with it.

Amy doesn't have a weapon on her, she simply moves immediately to Gavin. "We're all good, nobody hurt, but it was very scary," is her solemn conclusion. "And I'm glad you are here."

Dirk says "its taking one of the dead creatures!"

Kyrie watches as one of the corpses is dragged back towards the fog. "Want to pull the other one further away?" Meanwhile, she starts skinning with the skill of someone who has done it plenty.

Danielle mms "Let's make sure we get..." she tries moving the other remaining corpse.

Dirk moves to help Danielle move monster corpse.

Gavin rolls with advantage 0 at difficulty 15, using athletics.
The result is a failure.

Gavin watches Danielle and Dirk move to pull the beast back. " I'm glad your alright Amy. You might want to step back." Then he steps up to help the other two to pull back the beast. The next thing he knows the fog is pulling him into it.

Amy moves as Gavin goes after the monster, and gets pulled in. "Gavin, no!" she screams as she promptly dives into the fog after him.

Dirk drops the dead monster and jumps into the fog.

Kyrie watches as people either get pulled in or jump in on their own. She sighs quietly and shakes her head a bit. Knowing how easy it is to get separated when you don't even go in together, she stays put for now.

Danielle sighs and follows after the others

Dirk is concentrating on finding the knight. "Dude where are you?"

Gavin finds himself in the darkness of the fog. He lets out a sound of frustration, "This again?" He rises and dusts himself off. Then doing a complete circle and finding only blackness. "Of Course." He picks the direction that he believes is back to the Switchback but he knows that's not always possible. His mind determined as he walks. As he walks he hears another voice, "I take it you're the man in black?"

"Gavin!!" Amy shouts, as she not very quietly looks for the knight. She stumbles into the fog, holds her hands out, and starts walking randomly.

Dirk says "Yes the name is Lord Dirk although you can call me Dork if you want?." He sings a song abou

Dirk sings about a prince who sailed the seas of Amber.

Danielle sighs "Good color to be in a fog" she quips heading toward the voices

Dirk says "If the fog is so dark no one can see in it I could be naked and you'd never kniw. let me test that for you ma'am."

Good gracious don't do that! You'll never find your clothes again," Amy protests. There's a loud ROAR though not exactly close. Over in the distance. Meanwhile, the group here can all hear each other, even if they can't see each other.

"Lord Dirk, I would recommend you don't do that. I would prefer not to witness that. I am Sir Gavin." Though at the sound of his name being called he responds, "Amethyst! I am here." His will focusing to find the woman. He turns at the roar. His sword sliding free of it's scabbard, "Great Danielle. Perhaps you might begin to ready a spell."

Danielle rolls with advantage 0 at difficulty 15, using occult.
The result is a success.

Danielle rolls with advantage 0 at difficulty 15, using occult.
The result is a success.

Danielle rolls with advantage 0 at difficulty 30, using occult.
The result is a failure.

Dirk says "I have done worse than strip naked Cutie. "

Danielle nods and contrates as hard as she can "as long as lord dirk keeps his clothes"

Danielle nods and contrates as hard as she can , staff in front of her"as long as lord dirk keeps his clothes"

Amy concentrates as hard as she can, as she heads towards Gavin's voice instinctively.

The roar from the whatever back there comes again. It's dark and dank in the mist, humid and smells alternately like rotting plants, fresh water, ozone, and nothing at all.

Dirk stands still and concentrates on saying one word over and over. "Perci."

Gavin reaches out with his free hand as if groping around in the dark as he slowly back up. He was reaching out for Amethyt's hand he hopes. Though he plans to stay between her and the beast. He calls out, "Who is Percy?"

Danielle continues to move toward the others hoping they are closer than the beast

Amy's fingers touch something and she screams. Then realizes it's a hand. She wraps her fingers around that hand, and hopefully it's Gavin's.

"Over here," she calls, since she heard voices.

The roar is a bit closer, but it seems to be moving slowly.

Dirk yells "My little girl." He heads towards the voices.

Gavin lets out a sigh of relieve as Amythest screams in his ear. He takes her hand giving it a squeeze, "My beauty, for one so small your voice does carry." Unseen in the in the darkness, "I am sorry Lord Dirk. I hope your daughter is safe."

Dirk says "I do too." He starts to ssd ing a jaunty tune about a prince named Random as he concentrates on finding his way back. "Are we linked together?"

Danielle follows the voices of amy and gavin until she's roughly behind them

Dirk, Gavin, Danielle leave, following Amethyst.

The foul beast escaped along with the darkness that is the Fog. Gavin steps back iinto the switch back. He looks around sheathing his blade. "I had not expected it to lead us here. This is confusiong." He says making his way to Amethyst's rock and sitting down.

Amy blinks, shaking a bit, since she's tired. It's hard work to come out of the fog, no matter where they end up. "We're - back at the Switchback?" She blinks, and then she goes to sit down beside Gavin. "That was horrid. I might have to sleep for three days."

Dirk says "where were you thinking of when you walked us back here?"

Danielle growls "I've had enough exploring foor at least a few days, but I'm going to keep trying to manipulate things here. for now i'm going to bed

Gavin slips an arm around Amethyst, "Well we all made it out and no one got lost in the City. We made it to what we consider home." He though raises an eyebrow at Dirk's question.

Dirk says, "I need to get out there. We arent going to get anywhere staying here."

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