The Fancy and the Fooled | Critical Role | Campaign 2, Episode 97 – Live from Chicago!

The Fancy and the Fooled | Critical Role | Campaign 2, Episode 97 – Live from Chicago!


[inaudible] Oh, that’s a little, uh, Oh boy. Okay. Thank you all for showing up. That’s too many people. Sorry. No, thank you so much for waiting outside in the cold everybody and for being so patient. Thank you. [inaudible] we wanted to get as many of you in as possible, so as always, thank you for being the best community based on a, from a D and D show, uh, from a home game based on a thing with the, um, what do you guys think of this outfit? [inaudible] I look like yes, thank you. Yeah, I mean it’s expensive but we can try it after the show. Um, I feel like I look like that uncle that says that he coaches kids soccer, but he actually just disposes of bodies in the Lake. [inaudible] or, or what, what was we’re talking about earlier? Oh, I look like a youth pastor on the first night of camp. [inaudible] do you guys ever do that? I used to do that. I guess what I’m saying is yes. What I’m saying is if you see someone dressed like me in the audience tonight, call the fucking police [inaudible] at once. Um, okay, so we have a couple of little ground rules to go over. If you haven’t been to a critical role, live show before. Welcome. It’s fun, it’s fun. [inaudible] um, we want you to have a good experience tonight. We want all the folks at home watching all around the world to have a good experience and on YouTube later and all that. So we ask a few things of you in attendance at this live show. Please don’t shout anything out to the players or to each other during the show. A lot of people think it’s cool to be like, you forgot Hunter’s Mark, you know, from the 39th row. Um, I’m not going to have any of that shit tonight. Uh, let them make their own mistakes. That’s my favorite part of the show. No need to correct anyone. Um, also you don’t yell out anything you think might be funny. Uh, take it from someone who knows. There’s nothing worse than bombing in front of 3,875 people. The only thing that you should yell during the show besides if there’s an actual 20 or an actual wand or something that’s actually you know happening is if there’s a fire, you are welcome to yell. We just asked that you yell the word fire, uh, or maybe actual fire yell, actual fire that will act. That way we know it’s an actual fucking fire and we don’t end up with another Caleb’s family situation. Our hands, you guys don’t understand. If a room is 50% laughs and 50% groans, Talison adds five years to my life. There’s a reason they had me stand this far back. Um, there is going to be a break. So we do ask the, you try to keep your sitting and standing up to a minimum. We don’t want to block anyone’s view of Sam’s hot pink crotch. Um, which is why you’re all here this evening. Uh, and last but most important, don’t forget to love each other. I know that they’re serving booze to filthy animals. And I just want to say please be respectful of the critters around you, especially if they’re in cosplay. That can be kind of tricky. Just be careful when you’re getting up and be respectful. Don’t be the drunk guy who says shit and gets in a fight. Let me do that. It’s my favorite part of coming to these things and uh, yeah, don’t be an asshole is the bottom line. That’s my job. So without further ado, [inaudible] but like to introduce the cast of critical Laura [inaudible] [inaudible] Zach slipshod sad [inaudible] Travis willing [inaudible] Russia, right? [inaudible] Hey, it’s Sam. It’s Matthew. Well that’s a, that’s an injection of adrenaline to all of our systems. [inaudible] welcome to critical role. A bunch of us nerdy ass voice actors sit around and play Dungeons and drag [inaudible] and tonight we played in Chicago super [inaudible]. Wow. Oh, Oh there. The nerves. Thank you guys so much. We’re going to thank you all for being so patient. You’ve had some challenges tonight. A lot of you are out there in the cold for a long time. So sorry. We’re really appreciative of your patients. It’s much warmer in here. Uh, so welcome. And I guess that’s what we get for defying and arch phase wishes of avoiding the theater. It was only a matter of time. But so before we get into tonight’s session, uh, we do have some announcements to get through, uh, beginning first and foremost with the first of our two sponsors tonight, our friends at world and Vil Sam, until ya tell by the morning until you’re unhappy. St Patrick’s day. Tonight’s live Saint Paddy’s day episode is brought to you by the color green, the luck of the Irish and by world and Ville, world-building that allows you to home real world Prager adventures. So grab some cabbage, Dennis, and boil the potato because world Annville allows storytellers to create interactive maps by dropping pins to keep track of the locations in your world. 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Doc link slash critical role. Um, we’re nearing [inaudible] this weekend, which is kind of fantastic. So we uh, those of you who are going to be there, we have a panel on Saturday at 11:00 AM on the main stage. Super stoked about that. So if you’re going to come, please come see us. I know we have some friends in the audience here from rebels and water deep as well. There we go there. Um, if you, they’re there on this Sunday, they’re also doing an awesome live show at noon and room S four Oh four, so definitely check them out if you guys get the chance. They’re fantastic. Um, I think, let’s see if you have any other enough. Laura, you have an announcement? Oh, hi. Um, yeah, so there’s no more cheer tonight, but guess what, you guys, there’s emergency Dewey too. So if you don’t have any, if you don’t have some CR goodies, go to the CTV two booths and there’s gonna be some [inaudible]. Give her the encouragement. I really, all righty. Thanks. Um, heads up too for those at home. Uh, there will not be a warm woods sweepstakes tonight during the break, so don’t, don’t wait for it, but I’m sure they’ll be back up real soon. I think that’s all of our announcements. So I think let’s go ahead [inaudible] go ahead and jump into tonight’s episode of critical roles. [inaudible] hello up there. [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] Oh, it was surreal. Welcome back. So as we last left off, the mighty nine had made their way down to the white Don lagoon in search of the whereabouts of conduces Clay’s family. We had long one by one vanished over time in search of this familial task that was put upon them by their patron deity. The wild mother, upon discovering the family and many others turned to stone by some sort of a miscast mutation of a Gorgon. You managed to save most of the people who are necessary. And then through clever use of magic, some really high medicine roles did save the one who got shattered in the middle of the battle. [inaudible] completed what seems to be the final leg of this vision quest and send to the now safe family of [inaudible] clay back to their home at the blooming Grove. You guys then made your way to Nica dryness to go ahead and figure out how to prepare yourselves for the coming negotiation between the Korean dynasty and the dandelion empire during the ceasefire, uh, of which you were told you don’t need to be there, but you insisted regardless. And as such, uh, you’ve teleported without forewarning into the, uh, tide peak tower of YUSA and Nica dryness. And that’s where we left off last. So as you guys all arrive into the darkened chamber, the inside of you says tower. What would you like to do? Oh, [inaudible] I’m assuming the Butler’s going to come in about three to, Oh shit on so close. We’re so close. What’s going on? Hello? Mmm. It’d be like, yes, please come on downstairs. And the goblin rushes off and kind of leads you guys down a whole staircase. Am no, he expects this now. All right. Make your way down to the base of the tower. The door opens on its own as you approach. And you can see the sunlight now pouring through from the exterior of the midday, bright coastal city of Nica dramas, the smell of sea spray and uh, various, you know, coastal breezes pouring through. You can hear the sound of goals often the distance and the day is yours. What would you like to do? That’s sweet. But remember what Brian’s, I suppose we should go check on the ship and lists or I suppose you want to say hi to your mom lays. Yes. But um, yeah, we, we should check on the ship. Yeah. Why don’t we start at the ship, see what we are doing when we can depart and then finish up any business we have in here in town. Yeah. Okay. Should we start at the ship and then head to your mother’s? All right. That way you can see your family. Yes. Yes. We should oddly comforting to be back here. Yeah. Okay. None Irene. I’m okay. We’re near the, so that’s, it’s real fun. I was thinking I was, I thought it was way deeper. I’m sorry. No, no, you’re not wrong. I, um, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and, um, I sort of promised yes or that the next time I saw him, it wouldn’t be like this. So, Oh, do you, do you want to do this bell before we go see your family? You know, you set the time table on that. We could do it on the ship. I’ve been doing some meditating, you know. Wow. [inaudible] it’s not, it’s not that that’s surprising, but I just assumed that you meant drinking by that. But either way, I’ve been thinking about it and um, most of the time when I meditate I just fall asleep. It’s, it’s really just napping. But I like napping a great deal. You can kind of find like a lucid state where you’re kind of just letting your brain wander. We’ll take your word for it. Um, but in some of my naps, I’ve, uh, I’ve had good dreams. And, um, in the last one I, I had a really nice dream about Luke and ESN and, and I was with them and it was just nice. So you were with him as, yeah. So I’m thinking I had a nap provision and it’s time w [inaudible] can you just remind the rest of the group, not me, but the rest of the group. What the components might again that you need. We need it. Well, you know, play, play and gem does like a fuck ton of clay do we do we have any gem 50 pounds or something like that? There’s 50 pounds of clay. One pound of earthy per pound of the actual person’s body. How many gyms? Like it was like 300 fold for gem dust. Yeah. Gems around here that we could purchase of that is the one that has the spell. You have to ask him. I am looking at up in my shit. It’s 150 gold worth of crushed gem dust. Oh, even better. Yeah, it’s cheap. That’s next to nothing. We could all change our bodies. [inaudible] I could do it like every Thursday or something. [inaudible] go maybe this week or something. Ooh. Technically once, once the Spelman cast on you, you can’t be cast on you for another year. Yeah. Worth trying. [inaudible] knock. You have a little something right? Like right here. Right here. Did I, did I get it? Mostly. Okay. It’s fine. I mean if you did want to become a minister, you could always go back up to Joe House for like, I don’t know you and just have a fling with old captain thunder. That sounds amazing. I mean we would cover for you, he was, he was a bull in all the right places. [inaudible] that’s tempting. Is that sound? I need to listen to my nap vision and I think it’s, I think it’s time but, but again, we can go check out the ball leader first and um, then I guess go go a digging. Maybe we can get some gem dust on the way to the bowl either. Sure. Cause we’re passing by some shops I’m assuming, but you know this town very well and there are jewelers and you know, sellers of all sorts of beautiful gems both cut and uncut. Um, yeah, that can definitely be done while you’re perusing the town. If there are rivers that lead into the ocean, I’m sure there’s clue there that we can find that shouldn’t be too hard. Uh, for this particular coastal area, there isn’t a river nearby that opens into the ocean. Sorry. So you might have to buy it. You’ve got to have that kind of pottery thing where yeah, you make your own pot and bacon soup. Those are always, I think it was [inaudible]. It’s called pottery. Yeah. But this, this place you can like color it and then you color it. Yeah. They give you paints and stuff. It’s really cute. Oh yeah. You can make a picture frame for your mom. You can do all sorts of things. You’ve all done this pottery thing. I have pretty standard. Okay. I made a pity once. Green horns, that would actually be a fun afternoon. Just painting paintings and you get a little day drunk. It’s nice. So Lolita and we’ll keep an eye out for jewelers on the way. Alright. All right. Justin, as you make your way towards the Southern coastline and the meeting of the open key and uh, it’s quite high ticket. Uh, and the restless war, if you can already see it’s actually pronounced keenwah no, no, don’t, no, no. Too early. [inaudible] that’s metal that would have hurt. Um, you do notice in the inlet, in the Harbor, numerous ships, um, you can see like an organized array of Naval ships bearing the [inaudible] crest across their Crimson flags arranged within this Harbor, flanked by the protective Armada of the Concord itself. Um, these ships are beginning, they’re loading. It looks like in preparation for a journey to come and you knowing this kind of, the size of the ships and taking a quick look past it, they’re not immediately ready to go. This is there probably a number of days off. And if you want to ask a few questions around the, uh, the Harbor, it seems that everyone’s looking to leave within about four or five days, right? I suppose I could try and find a harbormaster master and see if there’s any sort of news or urgency or anything that we’ve missed. While we’ve been away, should I try and locate a home? Vanessa, you can actually morph master Ignace you’ve previously had conversation with before, right before you stole a ship, but you so well you find that the older dwarven Wharf master who’s right now you can see in his eyes, he’s both frenetic with the amount of processing and and uh, organization he’s having to tend to, but he’s also stuck and showing exactly why he’s been the Wharf master as long as he has been. And he’s like, okay, good. That way. Make sure that she was being done. Hey, excuse me. I’m sorry. It seems you’re quite busy at the moment. What do you require from me? I noticed that, uh, there’s more empire ships here than there normally are. Is there any news on this potential meeting between the dynasty and the empire? There are currently presenting a large swath of ships to make their way eastward for this, uh, meeting between them and the dynasty that there’s all that I know. And that’s all the time being paid for. Excuse me. Yes. No, you’re doing it wrong. I just meant to ask, is there any particular vendor that we should be paying attention to that the empire might be using? Is there a particular shop that’s getting a lot of traffic these days? If there’s no of my job and he just walks away. Yep. Yeah. Real busy, you know, it’s, you know, super busy times. She said like the Bolita has a place of pride here in the Harbor, which is good. It’s real good. Yeah. The bowling. Yeah. Do notice perusing the docs and even your, your conversations as you walk through the city here, the presence of this LSO and the shore wardens in particular, which are more of the front military are much stronger as everyone’s preparing for this coming journey, mingling with righteous brand soldiers that are coming on and off ships. You can see them coming in and out of the various taverns themselves, kind of enjoying the brief vacation before they go to what is a very tense political gathering. Um, you do see, um, what looks to be the largest of the ships in the Harbor right now that’s being loaded up with materials, uh, alongside the name is the blue heaven and it carries the Denali and crests on it. But in doing so, the crests are the most decorated and it has the most military around it. That’s where the important people are. Yeah. I know. I should have asked the Wolf master what that ship is full. Yeah. Caleb. Yeah. Not far from the blue heaven. There is a smaller Redwood sailing ship that is visibly very different in make and style. The other ships around and it carries the Subarus assembly flag across the top of it. How distant is it from us at the mouth from where you are now? It’s probably like four or 500 feet. And do I see any, anyone that I recognize a perception check? First role was the normal first Roland night. No. [inaudible] we’re waiting. What did you wrong? No, you do not. You see nobody, uh, of interest or memory. You got distracted looking towards the ship and instead found like a cute little puppy that looks lost on this strange place for a dog. Oh, you’re a good boy. I will call you Henry. Are there any dwindling ships? Numerous actually, or sorry, not twin DeLeon [inaudible] ships. No. Okay. That would be super bad. Henry looks like a nice lunch. I thought we were past that months ago. I just, it’s my last day. So [inaudible] what? That’s sweet. Sweet dog flesh. I actually know a very good dog recipes if that is grilled or fried or no, we, no we don’t, we don’t eat dogs in the mighty nine. Okay. Well everything is, is is a meal if you prepare it correctly. Oh wow. It’s not entirely untrue. It is. It is better than babies though. I suppose. Very tender. [inaudible] quickly walk over to one of the closest [inaudible] and say, excuse me if I, if I might trouble you guys. Here’s what the Lordship ship over there. I have blue heaven ICU who specialists that, Oh, that will be a captain. [inaudible]. Um, no, I think the Lord’s, uh, the Emissary from the empire is on that one. Captain dreaming is dreaming. Dreaming. Oh, thank you very much. Appreciate that. I’m going to welcome when he goes back to work. Can I see the bowl here? Uh, you can actually, it’s from, it’s a little, it’s catching quite a ways away. It’s kind of tucked off to the far Eastern side of the docks. Um, it looks like it’s been there for a little while. Keeping a low profile. You got to tuck that ball eater. Yeah. Yeah. But nevertheless it is there and available for you to find. Uh, should we make our way over to it, you know? Sure though. Do I see any, you know Jen dust and [inaudible] do I see 50 pounds of clay right there? We pass. I’m keeping an eye out. Not in the docs. Unfortunately you guys are gonna have to go more into town to the more. Okay. But so the later when you want to go to the marketing region of Nicole’s rawness, we can go ahead and do that. All right. So you make your way towards the ball leader. Um, valida yes, the ball eater. The bowling. Yes. Yes. The, the custom ship. I worked really hard to have custom made and present to you guys with a cool opportunity to name your one fantasy ship. Hey guys, what’s that book called again? That’s the one 3000 people shout out at you before [inaudible] as you approached that. You can see it’s probably been dark for the better part of a week or so. Um, and kind of on the deck, sitting back in a chair and eating what looks to be a sausage of some kind is Marius Luftwaffe wall D half Elvin figure with his like blonde flop. He looks like he’s growing a bit of a stubbly beard now. He looks up, uh, at you guys and it’s like suddenly beer means that as much as an elf could really manage with weeks and weeks and weeks at sea. It’s like a, but looks up and kind of gives a wave and goes, hi, look alive. Look at you. You look very seaworthy. Rugged Eva. Thank you. Thank you. It’s been a, it’s been a journey. I’ve learned a lot. Have you killed anyone in the time we’ve been away? No. Was I supposed to [inaudible] y’all show I need you to speak to him later. I didn’t. What did I do? I’m sorry I didn’t, well, it’s not a journey. If people were not killed along the way, that’s just how I view things. But maybe I thought I was on a journey. Unless you’re shilled along the way, right? Yeah. Like, you know, nevermind. What do his clothes look like? Are they fancy still or how do they rugged? It looks like the, his sense of style hasn’t waned though. He’s now wearing them a little tattered. He’s going for that. Like I was once nobility, but now the world is my oyster kind of look, you know, and you look and the closer is it getting in close? Look as you guys kind of approach upon the game playing to get onto the actual deck of the ship. Um, it all looks to be intentionally tattered. Like it’s not actually weathered from being at sea. Like he sat there at night and just like rubbed it really hard and yeah. It’s like those fancy jeans. Yeah. Stress washed jeans. Yeah. Very much his theme though. But no welcome. Welcome. Um, yeah, as far as we’re gathering it is, uh, we have a little ways before the Amato is leaving. Do we need to leave early? Do they know are coming like, what’s, what’s the deal here? Should I go with the captain? I mean, you’re the cap now. Oh, am um, it’s quite fluid actually. I mean, is the boat prepared to leave? Do you need rations or no, no. We’ve loaded everything up. It is like a very loud finger whistle. And then a short time later you heard them looming up to the deck of the ship. Bring it or Lee shell. Crestone [inaudible] well, real Abby CRO, y’all come on back around or chip has been from power for our journey. I run up and hug a lordly [inaudible] modifying the seal. He’d see you so great to see you. Orly, you was way off. Thank you for taking such excellent care of the ship. Uh, Maris looks, Marius looks quite, um, weathered. Yeah. Well we’re working on them. [inaudible] figure about [inaudible] maybe three more more years. It’s quite a bit of time. Yeah. He’s not going to make it. I’ve broken in lesson men before. Watch me and, uh, how is a seafaring vessel? We are ready to go at the drop of the hat. Oh righty. We’ve supplied up and able to go to see one L. great. I guess we’ll just wait for everyone else to go and then we’ll go and then we’ll just say along with them and then we’ll, you know, watch them. Alright. Rick. Um, men, mm. Maybe letting them know your Oh wow. Yeah. I was thinking the same thing. That’s good. That’s really smart. Otherwise we’re not going to get, you know, blown out of the water. Good call. I should send a message to the bright queen and let her know to let them know. Whoa. No, I, I don’t know if I, that’s seems like a step too many. Um, maybe we just, um, send a message to this captain drumming and tell them that we’re seeking an audience. Oh yeah. And then we just tell him, we know the right branch is loosely, I know it’s your thing. Oh, that we also know King dwindle and [inaudible] Oh shit. That’s right. We’re not, that would be really bad. I didn’t think about that part. I don’t know how they recommend you get all that straight. I thought, I thought there was a reason, but there wasn’t. Yeah. Lewdness lewdness Dulles. Correct. He’s probably the ones we should really check in with and then he can let the captain know that that would be, we could also just walk over to the boat right over there. And I was thinking perhaps one of the things on our to do list today is to have a face to face then. Yeah, sure. Yup. Okay. Now’s a good time. Yeah. We could try. If they turn us away then we can do the medicine. Yeah. Um, thank you for keeping the ship in such excellent shape. Uh, we have a few more things to tie up and then we’ll, we’ll be back. We’ll head booby back to your own nerve or Gado will come push to the ship is yours. [inaudible] these Tom’s back under deck tusk tooth he leaves. Does Ludina’s would allow me to tattoo him? I do not. I’m going to ask, you know, you just never know. Um, it’s okay. Okay. Shall we make our way over then we will make our way across the docks towards the blue heaven. The blue heaven or the red would ship. The smaller one is where the subrosa simply. Oh, that’s where you want to go? Yeah. Yeah. Okay. All right. You make your way a little ways down, uh, down the Wharf to the Redwood ship. As you approach, you now can see, um, the title of it is the wind of Ian’s. What is it though? I just heard you make a just for wind and fucking how up your own ass. Can you [inaudible] [inaudible] right? No, it’s just the name of a ship. So, yeah, but she’s right. I mean, [inaudible] the ball, the ball either is like, you know how it is. It’s classy. It’s, it sticks. It sticks with you. Fall leader makes an impression. That’s right. Bad, bad aftertaste though. [inaudible] the a, it’s that sea salt, you know? [inaudible] huh? [inaudible] stop it with the mouth. Stop it. [inaudible] how are we getting banned on Twitch right now? Oh, for the love of gums. Weirdest planted of the fantasy. Ready right to the winds of Aeon. As you, as you continue walking along the dog to the front of the ship, the first thing that greets you is about a half a dozen righteous brand soldiers that immediately begin to kind of Flink up at the front of the gang pink leads onto the ship. As you approach, um, I will, uh, reach into, uh, one of my sessions and pull out the symbol of the bright queen, but we’ll keep it close, close to the middle of my chest, flanked by both of my arms and just keep it in front. Okay. Let’s say we request an audience. All right. Don’t we have, did we have a symbol from Ron the empires? We have a symbol from, uh, from, I’m sorry. Yes, I did. I said that’s my fault. Contagious. So would you like to correct the symbol you’ve prepared? Yes. Red continents, Z’s Abdul deal. There you go. Yup. Okay. Yeah, we would like to request a meeting with a Martinet Del F and a master hackathon. If they’re present, they kind of look at each other. The first one that looks to be a little more decorative there just goes forth and goes. Um, and who might you be? If I could ask please. We’re the mighty nine [inaudible]. We’re here. We’re here as liaisons to the meeting. I’ll return momentarily. Do not move or make any sort of aggressive actions. Please. What about, tell it just like dancing. Can we just dance if our hands are down at our sides the whole time, check in with eye contact once more and I think that would be allowed. Alright. We’ll be here. We’ll let commence turns around under this shit. We’re going to die. Just the five other righteous friend soldiers can stand there staring awkwardly and one of them kind of is, starts to kind of get into the group for the others notice and like slap his arm or anything back into place. That’s why they call him righteous. Eventually the one returns goes, you may step a boss steps aside and you guys are able to step onto the gangplank onto the wind of aliens there. The ship deck is mostly clear, beautifully made the inlay along the edges of the deck itself and the handles have a, whether it’s gold leafed or at least painted the look gold, it’s garish in the way that you would expect from the server’s assembly is a singular ship that is so rarely used. They have to make an impression when they do go to see browse, which to a certain extent is probably a step down from those who can jump from place to place in the world without issue. Um, so if you’re going to do what they have to do it in style, but they’re on the deck, you see three figures in the middle of a conversation, you see Ludina’s Duluth, the older Elvin figure there in the middle of a conversation with two other individuals, you see a human male, um, then maybe his late forties or so, um, and this long black robe with silver and blue detailing on it. He has this kind of salt and pepper hair that’s a little long and it’s, it’s got this kind of curl to it pushed to one side. You can see he’s very much a major who wants to put together a good impression in a social space. Um, can we get a history check? Both Beauregard and Caleb before me? 1619. Oh, okay. Um, Caleb, you know this from your studies and you as well would know from reading about it and some couple of, especially this individual. This is Lord [inaudible] Theseus Lulu Don, who was the arch major diplomatic union. It is the member of the service assembly that largely goes out as the ambassador of the assembly to foreign powers and foreign interests and noble circles that are beyond the empire, even within the empire that needs some smoothing over. You could already see in the way that he’s talking to the Martin net. There’s like a half cock Corrine to his expression and very much a practiced, very smooth tailored persona to a social charismatic and persuasive interaction. The third individual you see looks to be another male elf though younger kind of pale skin and silver and teal robes. The hair is kind of a faint, dirty blonde and very short kind of coming to a point in the front. Um, you, neither of you recognize this figure, but this figure seems to be engaged in conversation. If they’re all talking, the Martin had notices you as you set up a board and goes, Oh, hello. So glad you could make it. You wasn’t expecting us to be here. Well, you’re not. Wherever you would discuss the possibility of joining. So welcome. I sorry, my man is, this is Lord. If you see us Udon who thousand goes, it is a pleasure to meet all of you. What is your name? Oh, were the mighty nine w we’re a band of heroes who has, has set out to save the world and were Dawn two-ten nearly done. [inaudible] that is mighty impressive. I am extremely humbled by our presence. I think we’ve heard of you actually. Really? I did not know that to my name. Got around in the goblin circle. This is very exciting. Yeah, we, we talk [inaudible] but whoever cares tells them that I say hello, we are less familiar with your friend over here. Oh, this is a Lord Dez grand thing and points over and the a, the other figure that wasn’t figures and foregoes my Polish is for not introducing myself. I am just one of the Lords of here, Nick dryness. Um, and I’m meeting with some friends in preparation for the journey ahead. Would I recognize him then I make a history check. So you’ve been to your mom’s house. [inaudible] done Alana. Just five. You do not recognize this person at all? Um, it’s been a couple of years, you know, so has it been, I don’t know how long it’s been. It’s been, you outspend [inaudible] [inaudible] and Caleb, this Elvin figure does seem a bit nervous in your presence. [inaudible] shitting us. You don’t know. You just, the person immediately seems to be like, like that. Like when you approached the expression was like what the, but nevertheless it is, it is a pleasure to meet you in 19 nine. Mmm. I apologize. I must be off and joining us for the voyage or no, I will be staying here with my whole musical dragnets but I wish you all luck on the journey. Um, I have a good, how do you get your hair so pointy and as cast prestidigitation you watch the hair continue to find a majestic Spire seemingly almost pointing southward while Yasha does that and he’s distracted. Can I case him a little bit? Can I do like a once over? Okay. What do you, what are you trying to discern? I want to discern how from his Blackhawks are. I want to see if he’s hiding anything on his belt. If he looks like he has any papers or anything. Sure. Weapon or something like that. Perception check for me. I’m going to look at this plot while she’s doing that. Make a perception check. [inaudible] balls eight eight, eight. Oh, you both find the button. [inaudible] look adjuster and not a bad buck, but that, that’s bad. All you discern, the margin ed goes up. Of course design. We will see you tomorrow. When is the actual event happening for doing mining the request and the Lord Theseus goes, Oh yes, actually if you’re interested in coming at all, zero is an event, a party that is to happen. This is in two, two nights from now. Before we head out if you’re interested, we’d love to have such esteemed individuals who are saving’s a wild around here and Martin nets has spoken of you I believe previously. So if you’d like to come the actual information regarding this, this is at [inaudible] domain, which you know, that’s the Marquis of Nica dryness. Well his domain is the slight small palace in the Opal archways. That’s not far from where your mother works. It’s super fancy and it’s where largely all the major diplomatic events and parties happen within naked rawness and where a lot of the, the political business between the empire and the Conchords tend to happen at, yeah, I think, I think mama got asked to perform there one time at the party, but she didn’t end up accepting the one. We’re not, you know, she didn’t want to, but who, who is your mother? The Ruby. You have to see inside check. What was that look [inaudible] uh, 23 [inaudible] that is a look of immediate recognition and then a person immediately falling into a series of fond memories. Ah, I am quite familiar with your mother. [inaudible] he is a billion performer and I am I, she was never, I believe denied an invitation. Oh no, no. She was asked to go. She just was unable to attend fan. I apologize that our percentage does not meet her standard. Not at all. No. She beyond myself so she wasn’t able to leave. What if she would like to come and support form perhaps this event with my cousin, his holdings. That would be wonderful. No adjuster’s just being nice. It’s about the standards. No, it’s not [inaudible] it’s really not. It’s really not to know my mama. That’s offended. My cousin is a dead dog, but I mean I’ve been by the Chateau myself a number of times. She was a wonderful woman. It is a pleasure to meet you. Gives you a kiss on the fingers. Hmm. How far are we from the docks where we are? Oh, you guys are like out on the, the, uh, the Wharf docs themselves and you’re on the ship as it’s kind of set there in the Harbor. Are we close-ish the, from where we are to the docs, uh, you’re, I’d say walking on the docks here, probably a good 80 or so to a hundred feet away from the shore itself away from the shore. But where are we onboard the boat or we are on the boat. You’re on the deck of, okay. Would I be able to summon from the monkey on the docks? Not on the boat. Maybe behind some smarts. Yeah, sure. As you begin, I assume there’s some attic components to this as well as, yeah. Well somebody in for the first time, but I don’t know about bringing him in and out. Just an action. Yeah. If we just stamped mountain and I’d say, I’d say you’re fine. Okay. So yeah, you can definitely do that. Okay. So he is sitting behind a crate or some other sort of shipping stuff and the doc. Okay. Okay. All right. Um, lewdness looks towards a desert and goes actually desert. Uh, if we could have a conversation before you leave, that would be wonderful. Um, and if you will attend, I think that would be a, a glorious event to introduce you to some of the more important figures that are going to be part of this negotiation as well as the local, uh, society here in Nica dramas. That is an excellent idea. We want to become more familiar with each other before we set out. Of course we are going to be working together. It is going to be wonderful. What is your means of transportation? I apologize. There was not room for more. Oh, we’ve got our own ship. It’s really, really fancy. Don’t you worry about us? All right. Uh, if I might have the name of the ship to ensure that are [inaudible] [inaudible] approval from the Wolf master, we traveled by ball captain, would you, you, you can introduce your ship. I know. It’s a place of great pride. Oh, so you’ve traveled the city notion quite a bit. Haysi impressive. Yeah. Yeah. [inaudible] grand vessel by the name of Midwall [inaudible] feed and look at each other. I’m terribly sorry. I did not catch that boost the name. So sorry. This was the ball. [inaudible] I’m afraid you’re sneezing mid sentence. I’m not catching the football. ITAR [inaudible] the silence. Hey [inaudible] as a gentle ocean wind kind of [inaudible] blows through a window. [inaudible] maybe [inaudible] Martin [inaudible] there is no man alive. Who knows more about the sea and ships specifically than this man before you. You should. You should quiz him. The, the sailing terms that he knows is really, uh, spectacular. You know what? I think I ate something that disagreed with me. I’m going to just, if you don’t pardon me and I walk off the ship, look Lord and uh, DCS follows you and goes, I do not worry friends, but please do come. It would be a pleasure to have you and to introduce you to the delights of nicotine. I would love to go do a party two nights, two nights from now then yes. All night. Oh man, tonight. Yay. Does it make sense? Did we just show up or are we on the list though? We need to bring an invite or how does that go ahead and ensures that the uh, the doorman is aware of your arrival and what to look for. Okay. Dressed nicely. Treats now is probably a good time to um, state that uh, the bright queen who we are here on behalf of has requested that we inspect the artifact in question before setting the sale to make sure that it is intact but can certainly be arranged. Produces you notice that uh, Deseron eyes kind of dart back and forth a bit. Yeah, certainly. Immediately before we, before the end of the voyage, we’ll be happy to, to allow you a moment to inspect the artifact. I was hoping to look at it maybe before the party, perhaps tomorrow midday. Fair enough. Why can’t we look at it now? It’s not currently on this ship and it’s in the process of being prepared for the journey before we set sail. At the very least, not to worry. It will be a provider, I promise. Right. Alright, well good luck. Enjoy your preparation and safe voyage to all of you. Can I insight check him based on what he said about preparing it and not being on the ship and all that shit. Sure. Go ahead and make an insect check. Come on, come on. Get it girl. Oh, that’s five. Okay. Tool 13, 13, 2013 much better year. Mmm. Along for the simpler case. Um, so yes, uh, you, he seems upfront and honest as best as you can tell and he’s hard to read in general, but he is, there’s no signs of any sort of deviousness or deception. Okay. Um, but, uh, enjoy and if it required anything, I believe you can just let me know. It looks towards you gesture doodles, most gracious desert and the two of them leave below deck or do you like to do, where did Thane go? I think went below deck with the Martinet. Alright. Um, uh, while we’re standing there, I, uh, telepathically tell from Ken to keep an eye on the boat and keep an eye out for Thane and to follow Thane around town. Um, does this row have like porthole windows or anything like that? Uh, it looks like there are a few wooden, uh, kind of window elements for a gun deck though you’re unsure if it’s outfitted. They are currently closed, but the um, they are currently designed to be opened. Are we, I don’t want to be an earshot, so as we step away, I don’t want him to be bank guards. Okay, so you move a bit past the guards and you’re now back onto the dock. Uh, probably a good 40, 50 feet from where they were standing. Kayla. Yeah. I want to know that conversation. I want to know what’s being said. I think you can get from going in there or at least over in these Canon docks over there. You see one here? Look, look at my eye line. Look down. You see that? And you see how there might be like a little opening that maybe from Cancun get in. Yeah. My cat could probably climb over there and open it up with his little cat monkey little monkey clothes. Yeah. I want to know what’s being said. Is it a cat or a monkey? It’s a cat. He’s just in the shape of a monk. He’s a from ki [inaudible]. Okay. Yeah. All right, well let’s, let’s get away from the boat. Yeah. Alright. Hey Kayla. I step away from the rest of the group and whispered to Kayla, you know, you could do what you could let not eat from kin tonight. [inaudible] that’s a lot to process just because you know, you can bring him back really easy and not what they really appreciate. Getting to eat a monkey. I mean, just from a flavor and then culinary angle, I am not sure he tastes the way not as accustomed. Kat to tasting well. I remember you saying that not used to try to eat from Ken all the time. Yeah. But she was never satisfied. Yeah. And also there’s not much to eat, right? I mean, Frumkin doesn’t have that much health. You just take a bite and it’s like, that’s a good point for my cat is as healthy as any fucking cat in the empire or Nico drones or anywhere you want to test that. Well, he’s not a tourist, but for cats, he’s pretty good. Well, can you get your monkey cat into the cannon? He’s already going. Okay. So I, I’ve told Frumkin to try to, um, monkey along underneath the gangplank and try to, uh, find his way over to the pothole and we’d be walking away at the same time, like staring at the boat as it’s happening. Inconspicuously slow walking away. Yeah. Just, just tie your shoe about 90 feet away from the side of the boat. Okay. Tell me when is buddy watching us are following us? Are we being, are we being no, the guard mean the guards are watching you leave, but they’re not like intensely casing you. Anybody even just following us. Just I want to keep an eye on for a tail. Okay. The next hour. Keeping an eye out. No worries. Okay. Um, if you could go ahead and roll a stealth check for Frumkin. Hello. Come on. Frumkin always fucks it up. Oh, goodness. Uh, Oh. Okay. I’ve got a bad Boone prepped for Fromkin. Hold on. The stealthiest of creature 18. Hey, [inaudible] actually a bad Boone. I thought he was a just searched by monkey on Google. That’s what they taught me. It’s Soltra’s Academy. Huge Caleb above Boone is a really big wall, is using the steps that bat well, I wrote 16 all right. And baboons has plus two so just go with it. Okay. The righteous brand unaware you can sense from Ken. Complete the journey beneath the gangplank onto the edge of the ship and then grasping onto the rougher edges of the outside of the actual ship hall itself. Make his way to the edge of one of the gunship. Portholes slowly open it in. Slip barely inside. I’m on Beauregard shoulder and say, just look at the ocean. It is so beautiful. What a beautiful sight to be whole. So gorgeous. Wow. [inaudible] so blue. Take it all in. What’s he saying? Okay, so as you don’t fuck out that. Okay, so anything, so have you tried to talk to me? Okay. Yeah, you’ll be interesting. Fuck. Focusing from Ken’s eyes. You look into the interior of this darkened gun deck of the ship. There are two cannons within there as opposed to, let’s say it was built from multiple, multiple canons, but there’s only two in there. Very beautiful. Make, um, and immediately just at a glance, you can see these are not standard Cannonball base canons. These are arcane in nature and who knows what they’re capable of when fired. Um, it is very dark and you watch two figures kind of waltz in with haste. You hear one voice glutinous say, I couldn’t help a gauge, you’ll just come from with the conversation. And the other figure goes, well, I just wasn’t expecting to see them. And Luna goes, hold on, does some hand motions. And as he releases what looks to be a simple spell, there’s this faint shockwave that dissipates within a radius of them. Uncertain what it does though you gather in the moment, that is probably some sort of a radial dispel to lock down or destroy any localized magic. Um, however, the illusion around Lord desert and Thane vanishes and they’re standing in his place is a gently floating male drought. [inaudible] Oh, [inaudible] [inaudible] so blue, so beautiful. [inaudible] good. That’s the waves are so beautiful to which the revealed ESIC response. [inaudible] of course I’m uncomfortable with this. I did not know they were going to be coming directly here. And you can see like this conflict in his eyes and lewdness goes, I understand, but it’s extremely important how we enforce and oversee the control and the exchange of the prisoners and the delivery of the beacon. That’s the kind of things for a second. I agree. Lewdness goes, we each have what we want. I mean this business is behind us. We need not interact ever again. The assembly will share its research for the deal and beyond and we never have to speak. That’s exits and thinks for a second. He goes, I look forward to never seen your face again, but Twitter too far in at this point. It’s taken a lot of efforts to ensure the tracks had been covered and no one on deserving this hurt. But I want to know if other parks in this, once this is done, lewdness kinda steps forward and goes. I’m surprised to see affection from such a previously cold individual. Messa kind of turns this glance away, Angus. I’m surprised myself. Maybe you should try friends sometime. It’s going to feel real bad when we kill them. [inaudible] lewdness goes, hold it together for tiny. We can’t have any mysteriously disappearing with that. Poor attempted hiding or discomfort area. Do your part. All right. Kind of. I hate parties. [inaudible] and turns around and you watch it. The illusion takes over once more as his feet touched the ground and heads back out to the deck of the ship, man, look at the seagulls. Just the pinnacle of beauty. They are, you know what you’re saying is actually worse than if you were just commenting on the ocean. Suspicious. These are genuine comments. So if Frumkin peaks back out of the a pothole that he crawled into, is this friend of ours leaving the ship? Yes. I send from him to follow him at a distance. All right. [inaudible] as you guys are kind of walking away from the docks, you hear the footfalls quickly approaching of the Lord Deseron thing, who kind of gives a nod, hello, have a good day and yes indeed. See you then. Pleasure meeting you. Who is what and on pasty or the hurried page, if you feel like visiting the 11 Chateaux you can go there and see my mama perform no response. Well, so I honestly like, are we walking now or definitely away from, Nope, let’s walk and talk. So yeah, I don’t normally say this, but ma’am, I have not seen such an untrustworthy group of people. And as far as I can remember, there were some shifty people on. Oh God, I thought you were talking about us for one second. Normally that’d be fair. But uh, yeah, that was, uh, everybody was very nervous, you know, perhaps would be a good time to stop back at the bowl ISA. All right. Back to the ship now. Yeah. Did you get something? I just have a hankering to examine the ship top to bottom. Make sure that it’s in working order. All right, let’s go and speak to the ship again. We’ll head back to the Bolita. Alright, you guys make your way back to the ball eater. And you can see Mary’s DePaul is there in the process of tying one of the sales back up onto the, uh, the main mast that’s over this back so soon. I haven’t killed anyone yet. He grudgingly begins to Polish short sword. Speak to you, Asha. She’s very disappointed. We’ll be a below decks if you need us. Yeah. The captain would like to inspect his quarters. Of course. Of course. I was just kidding about the short term. Your steer kidding about the killing part, right? Do I look like, I’m kidding. 20 whole minutes. Hi, captain. Better get ready for the week. Marius. Hello? Okay. Yes, don’t get caught. You’re hating me, right? Like you’re, you’re not serious. Of course not. Oh yeah. What’s the going to get a drink and he just heads right into the restless worth. Oh man. Hello decks. Yeah. All right. You found you guys where you head down to the little leather gun deck or there is the, uh, the cargo hold below, which is where a lot of the bedrooms are as well. There’s bedrooms on both ends, but it looks like everything’s in order. What did you want to inspect? Shut the door. Please shut the door. She makes sure. No, I want to make sure no one’s following us along. Ghana. Maybe you can do your like thing where you can see if there’s old members following us. Oh yes. Good point. I love some in the star razor and I will, uh, Cassie and visibility. You got it. Alright. Do I see anything glancing around the interior, the chamber right now, you do not see any sort of a, a scrying bobble or glowing or, but that would lead you to believe you’re being scribed about God everywhere. [inaudible] we’re in terrible danger now. I’m shitting you. It’s what? Fine. Turn up. Starts putting it [inaudible] necklace back under her shirt. Uh, Deseron Thane is actually a good friend. ESEC Tellez what’d you, what’d you mean is he’s working for a, it is a disguise, but he was walking [inaudible] it’s kind of a brilliant disguise if you think about it. [inaudible] always looking at the guy’s feet. I’ve never really, are you sure? I elaborate and recount everything that [inaudible]. I mean, it oddly makes a lot of sense. When you look back at everything said we were friends. Hard to read, hard to read. To what end, what is he trying to gain out of this research was mentioned. I don’t entirely understand the context. You mentioned an exchange. It sounded like the beacon for, did you see prisoners? Yeah. Well we know there’s a prisoner exchange. That was part of the deal always, but it seems like this, the beacon is, is either not what it appears to be or, or it’s, it’s going to into Essex hand in instead of the hands of the queen. No, but ASIC is probably the one that delivered it. He, he’s the guy that leaked the beacons in the first place. Bells are ringing. Every fear we have seems to be coming true. This is some sort of ploy. We just need to ask him. Woo. I mean, why not? You know, you really like us. He could probably tell us the truth. The ones we know. This is going to be a very weird party. [inaudible] Caleb, how do you, how do you feel? I feel like a fool. Why? Because he didn’t lupus in no, I worried about him for ages thinking that he was perhaps the mole we were worried about. And when I finally did away with that fear, I had it confirmed. He seemed somewhat conflicted, but uh, not enough to slow his pursuit. Maybe sense could be talked to him, but I worry that if we confront him, Oh stop, whatever they’re doing Omega, you know what we could do. I have the perfect one. Let’s go to the party and while we’re there and he’s like kind of around, we can talk about Essex and we’ll just [inaudible] be like talking about, Oh my gosh, you know what I wish was here as ESIC. I love him so much. I’m so glad that we’re such good friends with him now. I never knew that anyone could be so wonderful. You know? And then after, after a few, a few moments, he’ll say, it’s me. I miss it. I can’t take it anymore. I feel really guilty. Number two. He wants to take credit for it though cause he’s so, yeah, I think it’s a really good idea. Well we definitely need to go to this party and see what else we can find. Yeah. Tail him or, or investigate him or knock him out or something. Do we have any poison? Can we poison him? Well, if we remove him from the equation, none of this happened. This happened. He’s integral to this. He said he wasn’t even coming. I mean, he was another guy. BA Ford could disguise himself as Deseron sane [inaudible] we’d have, we’d have a mole on the ship. Oh my God. That’s really, we take us, Oh my God. And we replaced him with one of us. Yeah. He already knows that there’s an illusion. So he would be like, Oh, it’s ice collusion. He wouldn’t realize it’s another person in the illusion except that the other person would be in the same room. I mean, then he would definitely know it was an illusion. I mean, yeah. He only my math right. There’s no, we can’t, we take out ESIC, well, we’re going to knock him out. [inaudible] at the, at the meeting then who’s that? Well, four would be as sick as daily’s thing. Wow. [inaudible] so yeah. Is not bad. A plan as that is, wait, wait, wait. We do not have near enough information for any of that to be pulled off smoothly. That is true. And we are also dealing with the most intelligent, ruthless and cunning practitioners of the arcane in all of the empire. Ah. [inaudible] he’s not, I don’t think he’s talking about us. No, I know. I forgot to ask Martin that if you wanted the tattoo [inaudible] that, that is unfortunate. Sounds like party chitchat to me. Okay. So tomorrow night before we, uh, way doing any of this crazy bullshit, um, we have a knife to prepare. Not do you still want to go forward? I mean, I’m a little distracted now that we’ve been betrayed. Uh, also, uh, CIC is the one who gave us this, you know, who helped unlock the secrets of this spell? I mean, we can, is it? Oh, is it a bad, I don’t have a really good idea. Oh, both tattoos? No. Oh my God. Oh. [inaudible] while we’re around does Ruth, I’m going to send a message to [inaudible]. That’s so cheaters of you. [inaudible] that’s pretty amazing. That’s actually a very good idea. Pay jester. Yes. Your tattoos? Yeah. How much did orally teach you about making like enchanted tattoos? Oh, well he started to [inaudible] and then I, I think I remember noticing how many wrinkles were on his [inaudible]. [inaudible] well I couldn’t tell like Larret galls when his head goes in and does it come? I don’t know. I just got, I remember not hearing what he was saying. What did he say? Not [inaudible]. It wasn’t good. That was good. Good one. Wait, I’m confused. So we’re betrayed because ESIC is going to take the beacon back to the dynasty. We don’t know. And then the fire is going to get their prisoners. No, he said he wanted the research and the beacon. Remember when he came over and we pressured him into getting into the hot tub and we like bonded. Yeah. He was talking about his pursuits and about how he, how badly he wants to see how far he can take. Duna Mancy yeah. And how far he could reach beyond what is sanctioned or structured within the empire. Yes or no? The mic. I mean monkeying around with it. Yeah. Yeah. So perhaps Jessica is trying to learn more about their own artifact from the empire. Me and Paris twisted it into maybe, Oh man, maybe. I mean in theory there’s a second beacon. Maybe he knows and do we know for sure if those prisoners were executed [inaudible] back in the back when we were like his friends. Yeah. I mean we don’t really know. Do we confusion? Well, if they’re exchanging the prisoners, the prisoners are high ranking members of the assembly and the empire. Maybe this is just another deal. It is another deal. That’s exactly what it is. But if you put it under the guise of a prisoner exchange, but it becomes acceptable. Right. But we, we trust ESIC. We have to at least give him the opportunity to fail. Right? I mean he might be altruistic. He might be doing this for good reasons or at least given the opportunity to explain himself and then maybe give us the opportunity to him or cover and try and help make sure that everything goes well for everybody. I see it as a choice between are we going to confront ESIC before this journey or just tag along in the journey and hope to learn more. But he said he wasn’t coming. I mean, he said, Lord, pain wasn’t coming on the journey. He’s clearly come. He’s coming. The one the other boat would maybe be disguised as someone else. All we know is that there was a lot we do not know and we can’t endanger him at this party and that’s not the opportunity of to confront him. It should be some other time. We don’t want to put him in danger if his intentions are good. He did say we were friends. If his intentions are good, then why is he hiding it? It’s impossible. He is playing your home country. It’s also possible, you know, that he thinks we’re kind of fuck-ups and we might ruin his plan if we knew about it. I just worry if we confront him or take him out of the picture. All of this deal will fall on its face. No, no. You have to let them and intentions and actions are rarely connected. They’re distant cousins. I mean, it’s true. Think about everybody here. This is a whole group of people with, I mean I’ll just say we have some issues [inaudible] all right, we’re going to this party. We can learn more there. Possibly. Yeah. In the meantime, let’s go see your mom. Okay. I offer jams. I offer clay. You what? I out for gems. I out for clay. Keep your eyes open, right? Yeah, we should do, Oh my gosh, this is important. I miss her fire. You know, cause this is clay. We already found it. [inaudible] just have to grind you guys up and lie down in you. [inaudible] that’s wonderfully poetic and not intentional at all. I love that. Um, so have you guys head back into the Opal archways who pass through the market on the way. It’s easy enough for you to gather, uh, numerous gems. You can get a singular gentleman for the cost of one 50 or a little higher than that. And with your jeweler’s cake you can crush it down. So we need to purchase, you don’t have it unless you have a gem that you want to try and crush down. It’s worth. No, I went to keep the gems that we prefer to buy these gems. We’ll make them really colorful. Sure. Yeah. Just a bunch of little ones. All different colors. So it’s like funny floods are like on both right now. Okay. And there, there are a number of individuals who who work in pottery and you know, various, you know, clay based decor. Um, so you can acquire relatively cheaply about the 50 pounds of clay. The required just the, the, the equal amount of physical body weight to roughly what not is how much will that run for 50 pounds clad. Put it at like maybe gold and a half. Wow. Listen, I can carry it. So can I go back to me too? [inaudible] it’s only like 15 pounds each. That’s not cool. You have it. [inaudible] I can carry it heavy. Not a problem. You look like you’re a, you’ve gotten shorter because of the weight? No, it’s my casual way of walking. [inaudible] this means I don’t care. I know. That’s pretty good actually. It’s working. Yeah. Yep. I feel like I have to fart. Oh, I’m not, I run up to jester. Hey, the, that tattoo thing. Oh yeah. I’m just kidding. Okay. I have a weird question. Okay. Can I get questions? Sometimes when you go to these like fancy upper echelon parties? Yeah, there’s a tattoo artists. They’re keeping out free tattoos and after like a few drinks, people were like, I think I do want a dad too. If you’d had to someone, can you then scribe on that tattoo? Is that like, since it’s using ink in stuff, I mean, I would have intimate knowledge of something on their body, so yeah, I probably could scribe pretty easy. What if we just pick up some HANA? I think it works better if it’s like permanent. Wait, what do you mean you, you’ll have intimate knowledge of their body. Did I? Sorry, am I misunderstanding what you said? I’m not saying I sleep with people when I talked to them. I’m saying that to them and then you see everything. No, I just would not like if I tattooed your bicep Yasha yeah, I would have intimate knowledge of your bicep [inaudible] cool trick. I’m going to keep carrying this clay [inaudible] right. Are you guys making your way to the lavish Chateau then? Yes. Okay. Okay. You make your way through the, the entrance, the archways. The streets are beautiful. The multicolored stone work that lays across the roads in front of you are matched by the large multicolored banners that stretch across the different squares and the large, tall buildings where all the Nobles either own establishment to stay in or there are rentable establishments, those who are traveling through Nicola Rhonda. Since that is kind of a hub of travel along the coast and to the empire. It’s beautiful in the daylight as it is in the night though. A different type of more colorful aesthetic. And there you see the lavish Chateau, the welcoming architecture of the multi-tiered, beautiful home to Mary, the mother of gesture. As you enter the interior of it, it’s early enough in the day Munis, you’re pushing the afternoonish now I’d say it’s early enough in the day where there isn’t a lot of patronage yet. You see Carlos Rometty who’s the keeper of the bar down below, looks over towards you. This is thicker mustache and his combed over hair. He’s like, Hey, we’re ready to come. It’s good to see a JS and it’s been the Y. And your friends as well. He’s your mother. I don’t know. You’re coming. Your mother? No. Oh, he’s appraising. Yeah. Very nice. Very nice. Um, well she’s probably upstairs if you want, which point you here and you see running down the stairs, lighter footfalls and coming down you see looks to be handling feet. Okay. And down the stairs you see holding a wooden sword. You see Luke, uh, running down and kind of like, Oh, hi. Hello. Little fellow. Long time. No, see. Yeah. Where’s mom is vomit? You guys, she is on her way. She’ll be here very soon. Yeah. She wanted to get super pretty to see you. Okay. Yeah. And he hits the banister and density because I was like, Oh my gosh, this kid is driving me crazy. Luke. Luke, come here. I take him by the hand. Yeah. I want to show you my paint stash that I left here. You can make additions all over the shadow. [inaudible] okay. Abram. Oh well I guess I’ll wait until we get into the room. It’s hiding. Okay. Okay. As you head upstairs, you can see Carlos looking at this as he goes up the stairs there. You can look back on it as you can. It looks up at him and [inaudible]. Uh, you make your way up. Um, you see blued there is in the process of smoking a pipe, these immense mint ATAR form, kind of leaning into the door and kind of, or just stands up and kind of opens the door to your mom’s chambers. Thank you. Is she, um, Oh, she’s available. Okay. And does you walk inside? You can see the balcony doors open, the breeze is blowing through the silk. Curtains are kind of slowly swaying with each gust. She sit, sat up on her bed with a book open and she can immediately looks up and closes it and sets it aside. Chester, Oh my sweet Sapphire and she jumps off the bed and runs up and just gives you a big hug and lifts you up and spins you a bit. Mama got a tattoo. [inaudible] there’s a a brief look of like, Oh, and then a look of like, please show me. It’s another big. That is beautiful Sapphire. I love it. It does bring here and she pulls you over towards the, where the light is coming in from the the window and she kind of a glittering, you’re like, ah. See, you are the gem. You’re always meant to be my friends. It’s a pleasure to see you all again. I, Oh, I kneel down and I say, look, go in my room. Look behind the bookshelf. There’s a loose plank on the wall. If you open it, you’ll find a treat. [inaudible]. That’s not a pastry you left here? No, no, no. It’s a box of paint. It’s a box of paint. Okay. Okay. Should I tell him not to eat it? No. No. He’s not an idiot. [inaudible] wow. Sorry. I’m here. I’m here too. I’m a Ruby of the sea misses. What is this sound coming from? Sorry, I’m over here. I pick up a pillow and just kind of wave it. Alright. All this, the small girl. Yes. It’s good to see you. Do you have a bath tub? I have quite a nice bath tub actually. Could we fill it with clay? [inaudible] expression darts throughout the group and then better jester will color it with fabric before we do. It. Won’t get stained very well. As long as you promise not to harm the bathtub, then you know, I’m not one to King. Shame. [inaudible] make sure you clean up when you’re done. It’s not like that, but thank you. No judgment. [inaudible] thank you. The pillow just sort of nods. That is, it is a bit expensive, however, and she takes the pillow and you’ll be happy to know you. Your daughter has been, um, quite the adventurer. She’s accomplished quite a bit. I knew she worked. What have you done? Um, Lau? You remember the traveler? I remember you talking quite a bit about him since you were a very little yes. Turns out he’s not a God. Every child comes to a point [inaudible] sings fleets of fancy in the imagination. I mean, he’s a real momma. He’s still real. Of course. [inaudible] yeah. Sorry to interject. W not a God, but we have all in fact met this individual. It’s true. Yeah. Well he said, cause he, she, she safe [inaudible] I told you to take care of her. No, I did. No, we’ve taken that very seriously. She was quite safe. It’s a little predatory though. Let’s be honest. [inaudible] grown man was sneaking into a young girl’s bedroom all the time. Okay. Like it’s fine, but she’s actually, she’s actually in more control than, than you might imagine. She is. She actually is dictating quite a bit what happens in this relationship. Yeah. If anything, she’s the God. That’s my girl. [inaudible] no, but seriously, he is an ancient Fabian. It’s complicated. Kind of like Frumkin, but like a man and like really old and has lots of power, but looks young [inaudible] know all about that. [inaudible] the minute the mama, did you ever, okay? You remember how I told you they had no face? Like I couldn’t see his face. Right. I know what he looks like now. Oh, did you ever meet the man who had fiery red hair? Super fluffy and he had very handsome, vibrant green eyes and the really large eyebrows, but in a good way. I have seen such amend occasionally downstairs in the Chateau, but not as a client. I don’t know if this makes it less weird. [inaudible] it’s good to have a face to the name. I suppose. I’m glad that he wasn’t ever a client in hindsight to me as worth [inaudible] Hey, you’re invited to a party. Do you want to come as well? It’s kind of a party’s tomorrow at the marquees domain can come perform if you want to. I uh, that’s an, that’s a few blocks. I know. Now you’re going to this. Yeah. I would go with you if you want it. And you’re all going, yeah, we can keep you safe. That’s a what’s up. I thought we can all agree that this was a little, uh, tricky, uh, going into this party. Are we sure we want to just treat it like a party or where are we going to be? Yeah. I think everyone who is attending this event wants it to go smoothly. For it to be a lovely evening and gesture. Your mother is a, uh, very talented and beautiful and everyone in this town obviously is fascinated with her and she would be an excellent, uh, Oh [inaudible] [inaudible] let me stop you. [inaudible] I feel so much better. Yasha just got mentioned in killing people so I just assumed things were going to go well. My point is, I don’t know. The point being who could take the eyes off of the Ruby of the sea at a policy like this plus go into a party with your mom is a pretty great cover. Oh, I should have asked if, well, Chuck was going to be there. Ah, that is probably a good chance of him being there. Seeing as how he is. One of the most powerful Nobles [inaudible] and it is a party that is in the Oprah archways. Is it a good chance he’ll be there? So maybe, yeah, we certainly don’t want to make you uncomfortable. Your daughter has helped broker peace. Oh shout if I can handle. Don’t worry. I handled men like I came out and they are very easy to handle. Speak at a full if you don’t mind. Okay. If you, if you are all going to be there and do I Sapphire going to be there and she reaches out and takes your hand and kind of squeezes it then I can be there. [inaudible] give her a big hug as party. He’s going to be dope. I’m so proud of you mama. I’m so proud of you. What do we do? We’re not there yet, but I’m going to go into work on it. I’ve been, I’ve been, I’ve been working on my Scottish ins a bit so, and at this point you can hear from the steps coming up. I couldn’t find any like bread that was as fresh as we hope for. And you hear yezza as he’s coming up the stairs. [inaudible] that pillow. Oh. Oh. Oh wow. You’re, Oh, you’re, you’re all vets friends. I is a hello. Good to see you to see you again. Caleb Booher car, Ford. Yasha conduces gesture. Of course. It’s so good to see you guys. Where’s my wife? Soon following our heels. She won’t be husband. Yeah. Wonderful. I got, I got to go put these, these groceries away. Ah, Marianne. Got it all taken care of. I’ll just give you the bill and I’ll be back in a little bit by an ECM now. Kind of heads back downstairs. A little spring in his step. Oh, I bet he’s going to go wash his junk off. [inaudible] because he knows that I’m coming like a little little prep. Yeah, I better do the same. Yeah. What? We’re going to a bathroom. You know, just a little bit of revival vacation. Well, I was not performing tonight and I was planning to perform with the Chateau tomorrow, but I can, Oh, I can cancel. Let easy new ready for this party. Of course. I run this place. Are you kidding me? Well, thank you for keeping her safe and I look forward to this event tomorrow night and of course just that. It’s so good to see you. All right, well I should or at least I want to finish my book. If you don’t mind. Of course. We’ll go to the bathroom. Right, right. Okay. Have fun. [inaudible] she goes and lays back in her bed and pulls open her book. You guys should TA like turn on a fan or something. [inaudible] this bathroom is enormous. Yeah, it’s pretty wonderful. Should I put this in the tub? Hold on, hold on. Let me, I’m just going to lay, um, one of the green cloaks in the tub just to keep the tub from getting stained with clay. Okay. You lay the clog down within the tub and it’s a beautiful tub. It’s one of those classic long, uh, like cloth footed bathtubs, uh, from like a silver rim on the edge. She can see this was probably a gift to Marion. Um, beautiful. Whereabouts? Demolish this tub? No, no, no, no. You set the clock within. Put the clay in there. Kind of situate a small pocket of it where a knock and kind of lay into and it is like, it’s a very, very kind of tiny elements that are supposed to get tumbled in a tub and not you. You can get into there fairly. Sure. Yeah. I’ll break in visibility and go in. This is going to take awhile and I pull out a bit of red ribbon and tied in a bow on the knob on the outside of the door and close it. [inaudible] what’s that for? They’ll no, we need about hour of privacy. They won’t come in. Alright. Not as you settle into the clay. Just kind of find this thin pocket can of bends around you cause it’s not terribly thick but enough where you can at least feel like you’re cradled within Caleb. What do I do with all this glitter? Oh, hold on a moment and I hold out my hand to not you. Sure. You already know I’m going to do it anyway. [inaudible] sure. What, what will happen afterwards. But you know, no matter what, you guys will help me get through it. And if for some reason I don’t come back or come back different or leave or something, you know how much you all mean to me and just, I hope we have more adventures together. I give nothing a kiss on the nose. Could do. Says thank you for being honest and showing us that you can be scared too. And that’s okay. Y’all show it. I’m like 60% sure you’re not evil now. Should be a lower percentage. [inaudible] she likes a sip of your wine. No thanks. [inaudible] Ford. I’m sorry that I always call you weak, but I only do that because I know you’re strong enough to take it both. Thank you for taking care of mr Caleb and Caleb. You know, I love you and you’re the second love of my life. Thank you for being with me. I love you too. [inaudible] the brave. Well, we’ll see. All right. Glitter me. Chester. Yeah. Hello. That was more of an antiquing than I was into it will do the job. All right, everybody have a seat. This is going to take away. Okay. As you all situate into this now somewhat cramped bathroom, um, you go ahead and begin to set up the necessary ritual components, making the appropriate sigils on the floor, setting up the candles, having Bo aid you and burning the proper incense to begin to get the energy itself centered and focused on this particular tub. Um, as you initiate the first rise of this switch reserve ritual, you can see some of these symbols begin to glow. That same thing color you saw an Essex tower. And as they begin to grow brighter and brighter, you can see the clay begin to slowly form on its own around Knott’s body as it, that moment as the clay kind of creates this thin barrier around the entirety of nuts form eventually covering the face in the eyes. You, Caleb can feel yourself connecting on a very mental, psychic emotional level as part of this with a knot. And the that connection, you urge not to think of her true form who she always was and hopefully always will be. As you both sit there and concentrate pushing into the, uh, the next level of glyphs on the ground, glowing, brighter and brighter. The clay begins to harden and warm up and you can feel the clay getting hot on your body to a point where it’s, it’s alarming but not too much to take. And it’s extended for minutes and minutes and minutes. This heat is there, but you, you hold tight to the trust as part of this and all of you quietly just watch on as killed. Mutters Dean Cantasia tations under his breath, his eyes in a trance. Eventually the clay begins to go orange hot. It doesn’t burn you, but it begins to just Brighton and Brighton and bright. The outside light of the small glass windows and the chamber begin to slightly darker the chamber itself becoming fainter and fainter. As the shadow swells around it, the glowing clay form of Nazi Coppin body begins to admit this bright orange light. You push into the next wave of incantations getting louder and louder. The windows themselves seem to black out. At this point. There is no daylight making its way and the only light source you see are the glowing glyphs steadily circling the base of this tub and the slightly lifting clay form of knock. As you finish the final rights, you finished the incantation with a shout. The clay shatters across the room. All of you are pushed back from the impact of this arcane shockwave. You feel the wood beneath your feet kind of growl and moan. The bathtub shatters [inaudible] [inaudible] but that same orange glow is maintained while the clay has gone. There is still an orange form healthier and more halfway as the light begins to fate and the body drifts down into the numerous pieces of shattered porcelain they’re laying before you is Beth Bernado. [inaudible] [inaudible] you are not the goblin. I first met. Hello? Hello? Did it work? [inaudible] sorry. Sorry. [inaudible] some clay in my throat there. It’s dry. Did it? Did it work? Pick up one of the mirrors from Merriam’s bathroom, bathroom counter. Just hold it up. It is. Good to meet you again. Hi. Hi. Hi. Sad. I have to a little curtsy, um, and just sort of twist my hair a bit and um, just sort of just hug Kaylen. [inaudible] so proud of you. I’m so proud of you. You can do anything. Um, well I love you all, but I really want to go see my family, so I’m sorry about your mom’s bath tub. It’s okay. I really don’t think it is. Okay. [inaudible] Oh shit. Tony came there for her. Heard commotion. Hang on. We’re getting dressed. [inaudible] [inaudible] swing open the door. You see there a look of panic in his eyes. Your husband who Emily goes from like a hi. Hi. I’ll just grab him and tilt him back in here. [inaudible] wait, after he breaks apart. Oh boy. Felt different right there. Is that much teeth? No. No. Like a regular amount of tea and he just grabs you and kisses you again. [inaudible] I’m uh, I’m me again. I’m back. [inaudible] I’m so happy to have you back and you’d see just like tears coming down his face. Um, let’s, let’s go find Luke. You immediately, you get hit in the forehead with a wooden, I wouldn’t crossbow bolts. You’ve been learning. Huh? I’ve been practicing. Yeah. You have good. That was good. Um, [inaudible] I’ll teach you about, uh, how to keep below the neck for in indoor shots. Oh, okay. Hey. And he runs up and gives you a big hug. Just kinda holding you. You can see your husband just kind of looking back at you with a smile and then it looks briefly at all of you and, alright. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for sharing with us. As long as you have. She’s been amazing. The bravest halflings we’ve ever met. That’s the truth. [inaudible] I do feel a little bit, a little bit braver that a little bit weaker too. [inaudible] hi. Might need to lie down. Yeah, no, of course. Which by the way, both of you guys do have a point of exhaustion from the completion of the spell. Great. Oh, of course. Right. This way leads you to the side. The chambers were a women [inaudible] I’ll go pick up some dog to celebrate. [inaudible] I have imagined this moment a hundred times and none of those times where you dress like a leprechaun. [inaudible] tighties hurry Tito. He Tito’s [inaudible] after she’s helped to lay down for a second. You watches, he comes back in and kind of looks to you. I hate to correct you, but I haven’t lent her to you guys. She’s not mine. [inaudible] she’s done far more than I ever could. I mean hack Kai, I kind of really muck things up. Yeah, so [inaudible] I mean, if anything, I’m just, I’m glad she’s there to clean up my messes and you guys too. I’m ready. [inaudible] you should, you should go. You guys watch. Look for a little bit. I’m going to go get some [inaudible]. Sure. It’s, I’m sure it’s been awhile. I’ll go get some ice for your Bonita [inaudible] all right. As as they adjourn, you help look downstairs and we’ll go to our break. [inaudible] it’s got less hit points and I’ve got, I’m slower. I have less constitution. You can reroll you’re one. You’re impervious to one’s almost thought you lose theory of the small two. Oh, I lose very the small. You do? Yeah. That’s a goblin ability, man. [inaudible] but you can’t know. Hide behind your party members. Critical. Can you lead us to a pot of gold? We’ll find out when we come back. [inaudible] we’ll see you guys here in just a little [inaudible] Oh, weapons and supplies. What? You need a place to track. Your stomach is so disorganized. Your clinic. No, you’re ready. [inaudible] you got them both. You guys know what the fuck is possible. Right here is the one pair of handcuffs from which Houdini could not escape. Then you can actually ask this owl yes or no questions. Will I die? A painful death. Do you have any martial arts background or anything? One more time and then let’s see. Magicians do this where they definitely the mustard on it. Okay. Oh, [inaudible] magic. [inaudible] last time on talk to Mokena played so brilliantly by you Talison since your previous character was murdered by TVs. Ashley Burch got the straw hat. What? It says it fruit roll stats. She like texted me. I was on the way to comic con. She’s like, well, he was on the train. There’s, there’s a, there’s a Molly cosplay and they’re giving me the I, I don’t know what to do and to follow her around for the rest of her goddamn life. Hopefully. Hey Birch, that’s your bed. You made it now. Now that we’ve got to meet all the clays in there, pastel goth, Adam’s family like glory. I love that. Would you mind expanding a bit on [inaudible] his relationship with his siblings, parent and aunt? I always thought of him as, as kind of at least from a, from a family perspective of what would have happened to perceived. Nothing had gone hardly wrong, which is he was the kid who was perfectly okay staying to run the family business while everyone went off and did their own thing. He was like, I’ve got this. This is fine. I don’t need to leave home. I’m not interested in any of that. This is, I enjoyed joy running the shrine and I’m just going to stay and do that. The rest of the kids can go off and do whatever it is that they’re going to do. So I think the rest of the kids, um, wanderlust probably put them at odds quite a bit and was probably a lot of that. I was really looking forward to playing that contention and seeing what clay was going to be like when he had people that era who irritated him. Right. Caleb now has now witnessed for family reunions, between gesture NAPO and now conduces how’s he feeling about his own parents and his found family, especially with not saying she may leave them killed. Very unfamiliar with it. Um, gesture and her mom were loving. I mean, and super unique that, that pair, but a loving, uh, family just like Caleb’s was and just, you know, his was ruined. Um, uh, and, and then he like thinks about not slash vet and how she’s with us and he, he’ll never judge her. He’ll never judge anybody cause he can’t. But he always wonders like, my God, everything I do is Bay has been based around my parents and wanting to sort of like rebuild my family and she’s here and she doesn’t want to go back. And it just goes to show the, the, the unlimited variation of, of the, the living, well, I would say human on our planet, but in this one, the living experience of people wanting different things or needing different things and he doesn’t understand it, but he obviously would never push her. He would never push anyone for anything CAD and not have reached their goals of what drove them to leave their homes slash families. And it makes sense if they were to leave the mighty nine what is keeping CAD with the mighty nine and how do you feel calves and not situations differ? He has a, he has an intense debt to pay that he is, he is, he feels that he, it has a mission to see everybody else through at the very least, or at least he’s telling himself that. So he [inaudible] he’s [inaudible], he saved his home or at least he thinks he saved his home and his family are all right. And now it’s, that’s, that must be paid and, and [inaudible] he’s not somebody who believes that you can just get off the bus when it’s, when, so, all right, got everything I need. I’m, I’m backing out now and if he feels that he owes everyone quite a bit for what they’ve done for him and for getting him out of out of the forest and out of his home and out into the world and taking care of him from a certain standpoint. At the end of his talk with the Asha several episodes, Caleb had a very strong reaction that we’ve never quite seen before. Can you tell us a bit of what was going through his mind at that moment? What was it about her statement? I don’t need to tell you who that effected him were her initial question did not. And what was going through your mind as a player and as an actor? Well, he’s a little in love with gesture. Lavor [inaudible] and has been for you or Kyle. Okay. Sometimes use uselessly uselessly in love with her and has been for, for probably, I mean, it wasn’t like a lightning bolt or anything, but the, the, the waltz was probably like a little pebble that started through the entire campaign making this guy who was all about killing or doing the impossible that like, this is one of the things that just like when, yeah. And slapped any idea I had of what was gonna happen sideways and it just rolled and rolled and rolled. And in that moment, I mean, I think some people see this, like this doesn’t play out verbally too much in the show. It’s, it’s mostly silent stuff. But, um, uh, he just was worried that this thing that he’s never going to admit to because it’s useless. Uh, she’s, she’s finding herself and has, uh, has her whole life ahead of her and, and has other people around her who care for her a lot too, or much better for her than he is tabled, just failed their charm, save against, against a jester. And either of them would be better options in his mind and he’s aware of of the way those two feel as well and would never, you know, he’s, it’s just, it’s just there in the background breaking fucking up his bullshit. Abigail core Denny’s wants to know [inaudible] go ahead. Run your show. Keep going. Give on your show. It’s all good. This is the classiest one we’ve ever had. That looks like so many things, doesn’t it? And also not enough things. That one, Oh, Henry’s back. Okay, I’ll behave now. 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Vets used underwear [inaudible] now if it was useless, uh Oh, I am going to just quickly tell mama what happened, uh, with it and I’m going to start cleaning it up. She is understanding and try to mend it or something. Just sir, I will do that. I’m going to men two pieces together and give it to her. That is extremely kind here. Welcome. It ended up being very useful though. Okay. Did you see, did you see not his, not, not anymore. I you are mildly confusing me, but the goblin in the goblin anymore. She’s a half leg. Oh, because of your backup. It’s a sub genre of kink. Well then it was a worthy sacrifice. I’ll replace it. Okay. How much was it? I don’t know. It was a gift. I’m going to find somebody else to give you one. Um, so you guys have, and you can include yourself in this as well. You guys have an evening and another day to handle any other business you would like here and [inaudible]. Is there anything else you would like to do while you’re here, before the party or we’re going to like fast track through a little to do list if you’d like to. Yeah. The next day I would like to ask jester if she could lead me to a shop with magical wares. Do you know of any here? Course idea area? I lead into one. Okay. That’s better than rolling dice. Oh, let’s see. As far as magical where’s go here and Nikka dramas there is that she would know there is the treasure. There is the restless Wharf. The Rez, Oh, that’s in the wrestlers wall. You wouldn’t know of the sea floor is bounty. The CFR is bound for one. Yeah, it’s more like a pawn shop, but it’s an emphasis. Weird, interesting thing I’m looking more for, for uh, uh, a spells, sales spells for sale, like scrolls and girls. Yes. Fine quality. Uh, paper or anything. Oh, you want paper? Well that as well, but I’m looking for something [inaudible] new. Ooh. What, um, protection from death. Okay. Yeah. That’s important. You can, you can find that in a store. The right story. Yeah. I mean we all die at some points. Yeah. But I don’t want it to be tomorrow, so I’m just looking for something to push that back a few days. You, I know of one with scrolls, there isn’t like a magic shop here in Nica Toronto’s per se. Um, most of what comes through here would be probably traded in one of the, one of the venues that you, that I mentioned earlier. Um, there isn’t a heavy like magic based establishment akin to let’s say promotes or anything in the city. Um, it’s kind of whatever it gets picked up by the other eclectic kind of odds and ends stores and they’re kept as some of their, their favorite special items to sell to pastors through. Well, we can try the pawn shop. I mean we can ask YUSA maybe he has a spell. He would sell you. Yeah, we could do that. That’s a good idea. You think that’s more likely than, than, than the shops here in town? Well, it’s hard to find something specific, you know, I could call him shop. You just have to deal with what they have. All right. Should we go see you sir? Let’s talk to you sir. And uh, maybe he can help me and if not, perhaps he can point us somewhere and maybe it’s a lost cause. Let’s give it a shot not to get done. We’ll swing by. Okay. Anybody else going with them to the tight pink tower or just the two of them go? Yes. Cool. Alrighty. There’s that fish place you like right across from the tower. That’s true. [inaudible] alright. You make your way to tide peak, um, after going through, when’s fourth? The fourth? Once more. Um, eventually you said greets you down in the familiar, uh, kind of gathering chamber at the base of the tower as he descends and is elegant in somewhat aloof way. He looks towards you, Caleb. So it would seem that you have come requesting something from me. Yes. This seems like a bit of a stretch. Um, I was hoping to find somewhere in town to do a bit of shopping, but I’m used to [inaudible] which is very thick with the, you know, rare, rare magic. But, um, I, you know, in all my noodling about, I have heard of, um, a way of shielding yourself specifically from, from fairly powerful magic, creating a bit of a, a not really a shield but like a, a, a sphere of protection, a globe if you will. Um, I don’t know if that rings any bells for you, but I do have coin or I could trade in favor. I do have a few things. Um, and maybe it is presumptuous of me to ask, but here I was, I am looking at specific spelling question here. Is that a globe of no death? What’s spelled, which spells love and vulnerability is what I’m looking at. Do you want to be like, like a superhuman? Like really? No, I’m very human. I’m your basic garden, variety human. But humans like to kill each other and the ones we are dealing with are very powerful magically. So I’m looking for specific protection against that against my old friends. Right. It would indeed be difficult to locate these sorts of magic in the streets of the city. Most trade passes through to other destinations. Uh huh. I do such as you have such a Sparrow but powerful magics are regarded intentionally [inaudible] I will trade you. I will allow you to copy this. Ben. I will supply the materials but I keep the golden [inaudible]. He’s been extremely useful to me in this time since you left last and wins fourth is limited by being just one individual. Having to, especially the one that does not occasionally talk back would be wonderful. Uh, you have yourself a deal then follow me. Okay. And is that YUSA leads you up into the familiar research chamber. We had previously had a discussion and presents to you the spell and the Parchman and such to copy the spell but does require you to inscribe your crafted Golem from the halls of Hulus onto him as the master as opposed to yourself. Yeah. Is that time consuming? Either little copying the spell and take a little bit. We’ll take the day. I think handing over villi. I say I’ll take about an hour. I’m saying spitballing here about an hour or so to complete the process of transitioning that ownership. Okay. And the parties tonight? No, the clock is tomorrow. Tomorrow, correct. Yeah. Um, excellent suggestion. I think I’m going to be here for the day and I don’t want to stop you. You know, you may be, you want to spend more time with your mother or yeah, I, yeah, totally. Fourth. You want to go to the fish market or let me know. Are you hungry? I don’t know. Maybe are we going to need something to wear? Oh, we need dresses. Oh my God, Josie. I need a new hat. I don’t know about anything beyond that. But Caleb, you’re occupied. I will get you something very nice to wear. Don’t worry. I give her a five platinum. Whoa. Why don’t you choose something funny, tasteful gala tastes root, dig dignified because we are, you know, we are hobnobbing with some, with the elite people. Yes. So not flashy, but you know understated. But you know what to do fully. No. [inaudible] exactly what you’re talking about. Okay. Okay. Ford, enjoy the fish. [inaudible] time. I went there one time. Yeah, I had two cloaks. Get used to it. That should happen. All right. One fish market. Yeah. So you guys can go ahead and if you’re looking to spend the rest of the evening finding clothing for yourselves and perhaps the rest of your compatriots for tomorrow night’s party event, you’re welcome to do so. I actually do [inaudible] I don’t think I need it. I’ll just, you know, make something else appear while I’m there. I feel like I, I’m just okay. But when people like, you know, know that it’s an illusion, there’s a lot of magic people. Don’t you want to like have actual clothes? No. Why would I care if they know it’s an illusion? Well, if it’s fancy clothes for real, you can have fancy clothes for real. Then if it gets dispelled, you just look terrible. Well, you don’t look terrible. You just look [inaudible] do you think I look terrible? [inaudible] no, I mean, I think you’ll look great, but uh, you know, there’s something to be said about, you know, you went in vassal Hein, you know, you gotta, you gotta address to the [inaudible] for where you are. That’s what they say, right? That’s what I wanted right there. They do know cannon. Sure. All right. I certainly don’t want to look terrible. We want to look like we want to talk to people. We want people to talk to us, to approach us. You want to be approachable? Oh, you could get like a really, really nice, like piratey looking captains go or don’t think so. It’s cold. You know, big feather, like real big feather. I’ll get you something. Say the bigger the feather, the closer to [inaudible] [inaudible] it makes no sense really when you think about it. Right. So I would want no feather. I don’t know. I didn’t make up the same [inaudible] just a sense. You’re already so gung ho about shopping. Yeah, I don’t, you just pick something up for me as well. I’ll try and keep it real name. Okay. [inaudible] I don’t know what to wear to look approachable, so please dress me to Holy shit. [inaudible] you’re looking at me. I look very approachable. You look like you’re a pro all the time. Oh, one night. Okay. Pick me out something. I don’t like shopping. You do it. This is going to be so much. I’m so excited for this. It’s something for Beth too, since she’s occupied. Yeah. Yeah. Wait, we’re not going to get to the fish Mark. [inaudible] [inaudible] he’s always after me. Lucky charms. [inaudible] [inaudible] Oh my God. [inaudible] Alrighty. So spending the remainder of the evening gathering outfits for the rest of your party. Yes. Um, how much are you willing to spend total solvent hits only money killing. Well, we’ve got the five platinum from Caleb. If I put another there and platinum means buy some nice outfits. Only if it’s necessary. [inaudible] it depends. It’s up to you. Like I said. All right. [inaudible] all right. Um, are you purchasing, purchasing them all at an even price or are you putting more into Caleb’s because he put more money in or get ready to be trapped in the character creation menu for hours? [inaudible] I’m putting 10, I’ll just put another 10 and then we got it going. Oh my God. [inaudible] you buy meat dress or do not come home. [inaudible] Oh my God. So what’s the platinum total on this then? That would be a 25 platinum. Okay. That’s 250 gold. Um, Alrighty. You can buy some nice outfits. Have to pretty much whatever your imagination can muster. Uh, and because and because we’re getting so much money, we can get a super speedy. It’ll be ready by tomorrow. That’s enough time as it is largely already completed. Outfits that you are now choosing and then having them tailored overnight to the specimen specific requirements and measurements to those of which you think you can recall. Okay. [inaudible] Kayla, you spend the rest of your evening researching and taking down the spell. Um, is there anything else anybody else wants to accomplish for the evenings done or do you want to move on to the next day? The day of the party fish market. [inaudible] it is my favorite terrain. [inaudible] great. I should just excuse myself. No, no, no. Let’s go. I love it. I love it. Yeah, let’s go. Yeah, girl. Yeah. We go to the fish market. [inaudible] you do it. You get some nice fish. Very good here. Nica drawn and he does a coastal city. They pride themselves to fishermen here. Do a fine job. It is is fresh. It is. Well, uh, mr taco shellfish a lot. Yeah, but it’s really like hard to crack. I’m talking about shellfish. [inaudible] Oh, you have a favorite fish dish. Am I here? Yeah, I thought it. I just checked the fuck out. Like deep stare. Will you pass me the butter? Thank you. Well, best turn in [inaudible] yeah, I guess it’s time. I really wonder what they’re going to come back with for clothes. It’s nothing colorful. [inaudible] me. I wouldn’t put that out into the universe. Yeah. You know what? You don’t like bright colors. Well, I just like to, you know, just wear simple. I don’t know. Nothing flashy. You like flowers or you like color. That’s like a, those are beautiful. I mean you are too. Oh Jesus. [inaudible] gorgeous too far. Yeah. Four years, mate. You’re both very beautiful. You’re both very beautiful. Very gorgeous. Bull. You’re so beautiful. Did they put alcohol in your face? [inaudible] shall we head back now? After a raucous night at the fish market return divine. Your rooms prepared. The lavish Chateau. Um, is this [inaudible] the year we reclaim our dignity? Never. There’s never going to be a year. Um, so as you all gather for the nights, your orders are in the clothing of your preferred request and acquisitions will be ready tomorrow, midday in time for the party. Um, let’s go to the party. All right. It’s tomorrow. Yeah. Fast forward to that. Rest for the evening. Comfortably for the first time in a while. Not in the open. [inaudible] right. Everything. Okay. Get a doctor says [inaudible] the next day. It looks like more and more of the Armada in the Harbor is getting prepared. The days are growing quickly. To the exit from naked rawness to the East to meet towards this negotiation. After you have a fine morning meal and the day is yours, gesture and conduces for turn with outfits prepared for the night’s event. If you’d like to let them know and show off what you purchased. Yes. We pull out forK lab, a long black fitted coat that goes almost to the floor. I’ll, I’ll Snape like think that kind of a look with silver embroidery on it, but it’s lined with a red and gold. The mosque silky lining. Ooh, you’ve done well. I will fit in. You’ll look really nice. Caleb. Thank you. Both of you. Um, for Bo, we got her a very well tailored, fitted men’s suit. [inaudible] I’m listening. [inaudible] slate gray and a cobalt blue Ascot. I just give them both a big hug. [inaudible] Oh and fitted boots like that. Go up to the knee where the, yeah, it’s going to look fucking sick. Mmm. Buyer this for Christmas nights. [inaudible] reaction. Yes. We got here. Well, number one, some fitted pants to look very nice on your book. [inaudible]. Then we got to a Navy, a suit coat. Very captain S right with leather trim on it. Oh. Double-breasted square shoulders to show off your frame. Very nice boots. Very nice shiny black boots. Super, super shiny. Thank you. Biggest pirate hat they could make. [inaudible] Prince Vonta Kardashian. [inaudible] you don’t have to wear it for it was more just for [inaudible] I word with fucking cry. [inaudible] do us a favor and walk through that doorway. Can you make it through that doorway? Oh shit. [inaudible] just tilt your head. They’ll do it. [inaudible] be careful of any strong gust of wind and [inaudible] right for Yasha. We got to a beautiful long black velvet fitted evening dress, silver lining that just, that runs the, the cut goes across your chest like this. So your shoulders are out and it’s got long sleeves that open. It’s, it’s my favorite color too. Thank you. [inaudible] uh, for that. Hello? Um, we got you a yellow evening gown. Wonderful. I’m almost with the princess. Cut. Ooh. Yes. Double breasted. And it’s got silver buttons. Oh, lots of buttons. Thank you. I love it. [inaudible] ah, I’ve got a sort of mint green frock coat with the nice pants and boots and a nice little little vest. I feel pretty good. You look very nice. Oh, I got a long pink evening gown that’s very fitted through the bodice and then it flares out, um, in very flowy chiffon all the way to the ground. [inaudible] it looks like the mighty nine is ready for a formal occasion. [inaudible] yeah. Alright. [inaudible] is there anything else you guys wish to accomplish or do you want to move on to the evening’s party? Let’s do it. Let’s do it. Alrighty. You guys make your way to the marquee domain. So here within the Opal archways not too far from the LA lavish Chateau. You come upon the gate of the state. Wait, wait, wait. Oh, what’s mama wearing? Oh, good call. She has a number of dresses at her disposal. She picks out one to contrast, but also mirror the design that you had purchased and brought along, except for it’s in a deep purple velvet. And whereas yours kind of flares out into the chiffon, hers hugs her legs like an upside. Wineglass um, kind of Jessica rabbit, so I guess you would say would the um, the sh arm gloves. They’re beautiful jewelry right around the neck and shoulder area. I’m not great at explaining dress where you are but uh, but she looks really nice. She looks amazing. Yeah. You guys kind of help her. She takes your hand and you help her pass the threshold of the Chateau and you step into the cold night air of Nica dryness. And with each few steps she takes another deep breath, another deep breath until eventually you find yourselves outside of the marquees domain and holding her hand very tight as she is holding your head very tight to you see what is essentially a small palace draped in white silks with candle lanterns that hang from all around the premises. Numerous, somewhat Gadi fountains that sit in the entryway, which is arched like the Opal archery, but almost getting a competitive sense with more color and detailed decoration. As you guys are brought to the front, the guards there at the event seem to be expecting you as upon you arrive. They don’t question, they just step aside and open the gate for you to enter. You can already see there’s probably about three dozen or so figures that are all lounging in the main courtyard area. There are servants coming around when to fill drinks. There are food plates set out on small tables are being delivered around. There’s a gentle music playing in the air sourceless at the moment, but as you begin to walk in, you know a number of figures that you, many of them you do not recognize. Kind of glance over and take a look. A few of them seem kind of caught off guard and wondering who you are. A handful of seem Marian and are surprised and delighted in the handful of individuals like Barry on the four. I had no idea were going to be here tonight. This is incredible. Like the Ruby, the season of people performing tonight and the whisper start going out throughout the chamber making your way partway in. You can see there as part of the event you see Lord desert and Thane not too far from the Martin net glutenous himself. You can see there is a stout can a gravelly look in dwarf with a shock of gray hair, like say almost silver, like silver hair is like ruddy skin and he looks like he’s, he’s dressed really well and he just hates the party there and he’s just not talking to anybody. You can see as part of that arrangement there and get some of this from my notes out of my way cause I get in my way very easily. You see Lord FECs Eldon Don as well in the middle of a conversation sees you and makes like an acknowledgement that you’re here but it’s finishing this current conversation and so the party is yours to peruse. It mostly seems conversation-based. There’s no real events happening at the moment and in a short time Maryanne excuses herself saying, pardon me, I need to go and prepare for my performance. Thank you. Gives a wink to gesture and is led into the main building itself. The palace. There’s the courtyard itself kind of immerses itself partway into the building and there is this beautiful glass ceiling above everybody where you can see the stars and where more of these lanterns can hang in the silks kind of cross over each other in this intentionally unbalanced way that seems very artistic and avant garde. Some conversations are kept quiet muttering. Some of them you can hear loosely or about who the hell these strange figures are that entered the party. Some other folks actually pick up and be like those mighty nine individuals. I heard that they like the description of them. They did something in Wrexham term recently. I had gotten around. Um, you do see greeting with a kiss on the hand to Mary Ann. She wanders by being escorted by the Sorenson premises to get ready. Lord Robert Sharp with his thin, thin and creepy mustache, his receding hairline, this man in his late fifties who looks like he’s desperately trying to cling to an element of his youth. And in doing so ends up looking far older than he would if he just embraced it. Well dressed kisses Marion’s hand. And as she walks by, turns towards your troop. Kind of gives a glance over hide behind Ford. I hide behind porn. Real stealth check for me. Dokie. Oh 14 okay. You hide behind Ford as best as you think so Lord sharp seems to glance over the group and notices Yasha and walks over and as he approaches [inaudible] my apologies. It seems we have not been introduced. I am road. Robert Sharp, one of the many figureheads here of what business goes about successfully within [inaudible]. You’ll look like you’re from are not around here. What is your name? You gorgeous creature and he puts his hand out. My name is Yasha pleasure is mine. It takes your hand and pulls it in, like can abruptly and does a full on kiss. Where did you hint from your Shah? I hail from Azure house. Where are you from? I’ve been here my entire life, but no, seriously. Where are you frowned? He is ignoring all of you. The rest of the group does not exist. Kind of a benefit to you at the moment. Yeah. Yeah. I look over at just sir. You don’t know where just there is. Gotcha. [inaudible] sorry. Are you shy? [inaudible] well, I think, uh, my friends are, are getting smaller. [inaudible] that’s not what I meant to say. They’re over there and I think I need to, to, to go to, to go over to there. Yeah. Me sport to you. And he kind of scoops his arm. Is your [inaudible] did I step out from behind Ford? Okay. Leave it alone. Crip [inaudible] [inaudible] pulls his hand out from your arm and goes, interesting. Yup. I’m here. What are you gonna do about it? [inaudible] you’ll find out soon enough and he walks away. Oh, I guess chime person. [inaudible] I think it’s six is a failure. So [inaudible] he walks away and kind of like, I am terribly sorry. That was very rude. No, I, it’s fine. It’s fine. I feel like we got off on the wrong foot a long time ago. We really did. And you know what you should do is just apologize to everyone you’ve ever met. [inaudible] Oh, you are a funny one. Still to this day. Would you like a drink? Anything else? I can get you. Um, no. You know what you could do though? I left my gloves. I’ve got no gloves on. I left my gloves out on the balcony. [inaudible] I was wondering if you could go fetch them for me. What? Upstairs? Yes. [inaudible] you see that one over there? That one I was, I was standing outside the early on and I left them there. It would mean so much if you could get them for me. I am a fan of bearings, such gadgets. I’ll be back. Could I get you anything? Uh, you could just go away. [inaudible] and he exits to search for your gloves. What’s the, what’s the play here? Chester. Are we going to go up there on the balcony and kill him? [inaudible] no, I’m, I’m going to watch when he goes up there. Uh huh. Do it takes about six or seven minutes or so, but eventually you see him wander out onto the balcony after opening the, uh, the sliding door, the leaves out, they’re really fast and I shut the door and lock it [inaudible] back away. Just in time. He said the, the, the door, is that like kind of slides over and latches? Oh no. [inaudible] Oh, I’ll come up next to her. Let me, let me do me the luck. No, no, no. I’ll stick the dagger in. [inaudible] could you please explain what the dagger does for those who aren’t aware? Denial. Uh, I can place the point of the blade into any key hole and seal it shut is he all sealed in this way. Cannot be unlocked until the dagger is placed into the keyhole once more. It’s locked forever. [inaudible] until you use the dagger again, but you’re not if you’re the, I’ve just enjoyed some air. Don’t worry. He’s going to be so pissed. You guys. I, I, I’m never wearing this dress again. No, you look really good. Y’all shot. I’ve never had that happen to me before. And that was, uh, next time it happens, feel free to just punch the guy. Yeah. Punch him. So if a guy comes up to you and says thing, nice things, if he compliments you, it’s fine. But if he’s smart me about it and if he’s grabbing, yeah. [inaudible] no, I don’t think the breast centers into it. Really. Yeah. There’s no excuse. I’m very of this. No, it’s beautiful. It’s great. It’s great. We could still kill him. I’m kind of with Yahshua’s Ida, I think. I think we have more pressing play here. We’re, we’re decided, by the way, did I have time yesterday to just go by like, like 20 to 50, 20 to 50 GP worth of magical, um, of just, uh, magic stuff to toenails. Yeah, sure. If you want. Cool. Thank you. We got to find Jasmine feigns we see him. Yes. You’ve seen him at the party as well as [inaudible] as well as the Martin net. They are present, um, as when you fall Strecker here, you do not notice any VOST reco. You do not notice Trent Make-a-Thon. Um, you do see the Emissary, Lord is that in graph who is a member of the dwindling empire and acts as an Emissary similar to what Alicia does for the server’s assembly is that in graph does for the denying empire. Okay. Um, so the, like the two different, two different social representatives here. Um, but uh, Theseus Oola Don is the one who is related to the, uh, the person who’s running this party and owns this place, which is uh, yeah, the marquee of naked rawness. Did we see him? Uh, you do? Yeah. The marquee is currently holding court amongst a number of other Nobels has more people kind of filter in and he goes to greet them as they enter, eventually noticing your group and as he approaches you can see he’s a, um, a stout but strong looking man, probably in his mid fifties, dark hair that is kind of [inaudible] grease back on top and then falls down to almost as mid back below. And he wears this soft white cloth hat on top. That kind of raises up into a point with a beautiful Jen emblazoned on the front of it. Um, his, he has a mustache that is kept, almost becomes a full kind of Stonewall type point, but it’s carbon in the center there. So it just is this really awful floppy mustache. But as he approaches and extends his hand to you all, I can not know these people necessarily before. To me both. I’ve been told, the true arrival is friends of the assembly, which makes you friends of the Mark. So who are you? Oh, it’s a pleasure to make your acquaintance. We are known as the mighty name. Well my three nine, enjoy of the lights we have placed before you have a wonderful night but not break anything. Never, probably not. And he goes immediately shrugs you off, has lost his interest in conversation with you almost as fast as you made your introductions. Any interesting pairings, anyone having hush side conversations, any weird looks. Um, you do notice within a short time that Lord desert in the Thayne notices your arrival and the maybe 20 or so minutes, 30 or so minutes into your stay, you notice him keeping entirely on the opposite side of the party to you guys every time you shipped somewhere he shifts to keep elsewhere. There is definitely kind of an intentional dance to avoid you all. [inaudible] that’s one way to do it. Hi. Hi. Good to see you again. Come here. Come on, come on, come on. He gets a drink off under the platters. Justin. Justin, well let’s, maybe, maybe we should play it a little cooler. All right. Maybe when your mom is performing we can go over, uh, and, and like zone of truth him or, or charm him or do one of your tricks. You have lots of great tricks. Oh yeah, sure. I mean otherwise, what are we just gonna eavesdrop? Yes. Okay. Yeah, I’m real fucking good at it actually. Do you want me to go into visible? Do you want, do you want me to sneak around and listen to some combo? I think we should all kind of split up and mingle. Okay. We should ID. Yeah, a bow. Oh, when? When, when you’re ready. I can, I can do a pretty neat trick, but it only lasts an hour, so I want to save it. What’s, what does it look like? How will I know when I’m ready? I don’t know. But if that’s no, what would you like and how would you like an hour of being your best self? Sounds like meth. So I’m ready to see that really, really quick. Just come with me to about not that balcony one or the other. Not that one. You realize this is how you sound like the last thing people hear sometimes we often are the last thing people hear something. Yeah. That’s bang is kind of what we sound like. Okay. Yeah. All right. We’re going to split up and mingle. Um, just because we don’t seem to know much about these people. Can I cast divine sense and see if there are any celestial fiend or undead within 60 feet of this room? Okay. Yeah. You focus and close your eyes and fling the light. Fade from your vision as your intent kind of expands out around you. Uh, no. Nobody of that essence catches your attention, which is comforting. Yeah. Did you guys get her a bit? Yeah. We’ll start with [inaudible]. You’ll like it. I’m going to find a little vestibule and go invisible. Okay. And then wander close. Close around to where Thane is. Just sort of see if I can pick up some Convault’s. Okay. I’m going to cast, uh, enhance avility on myself. Uh, and cast Al’s wisdom to increase my perception. Okay. Alrighty. You go ahead and take a bow around one of the, the nooks of this interior courtyard to where most anybody would be able to see I cast uh, tongues. Yeah. No, it’s not that kind of, uh, I see what you mean by my best self now. Yeah, you’re fucking insightful. Mushroom ball out of my, out of my stash and I, we use just a little bit of of of juice from it and I just flick it in your eyes and I cast, I cast true seeing. So for the next hour, for the next hour, you can understand every language. If you speak, you’re also understood. So be careful. Um, also you can, uh, for an hour you have true sight. You can see secret doors that are hidden by magic and you can see into the theorial plain for up to 120 feet. So SABOA guard. Oh yeah. He flicks in your eyes, you go out and as you put them there, a sea of strange kind of purple-ish blue color around you. You see? Yep. Odd shapes of a fuse. Smattering like sky floating, ethereal creatures like elongated ghost fish. Just common motions. Yeah, let’s do this. Wow. Alright. So the parties your oyster mania vigils talking about, you can see one year, you can see Lord Deseron Thane very clearly ESIC. The illusion is bypassed entirely. I have a hard time not staring at him in a weird way. Fair enough. And then I try to break, uh, you do glance over and see, um, about four of the individuals here are using, uh, glamor, illusion magic to make themselves look about 30 pounds lighter. Yeah. And their clothing much shinier and much more expensive looking. I immediately point all of the of jester. Oh yeah. You see one figure that’s in the middle of a conversation that the illusion that’s put over them is that of a very debonair looking, Dwin Dolly and noble type individual. But it is an illusion in behind that. You see, instead a black skill dragon born with a long tail Johansson, uh, make a history check. It’s the clothing. The clothing is, is actually what they’re wearing, but the form itself is different. Ah, I’m too high apparently. Um, but yeah, so, so it’s, it’s unique. Looking at this event, there is a lot of, a lot of false, a lot of falsehoods being presented. A lot of I point out the dragon born disguised to Ford. Jack born not dwindle dwindling. Ah, what’s his tail doing? Like what’s this tail doing? What’s his tail doing? How is he not, how are people not tripping on it? Does he have a tail? It does. And it’s like curled around the side to not cause that problem. He’s tucking everything I wanted, but yeah. So you get the sense secret doors, us passages in this immediate courtyard. You don’t see any secret doors or secret passages? No. Inside. Do you want to go explore the house? [inaudible] yeah. Got an hour. Can I get inside? You can certainly try, but we’re not here to stick to the plan. Okay, Nick, next. 20 more minutes next time. Oh, there are lots of people in military garb. Anyone that might be denoted as a captain, maybe of the blue heaven, sir. Um, actually you do see, uh, briefly talking to the rather intense looking Dorf that was unhappy there. And another dwarf is talking to him who is dressed in a very familiar, uh, captain attire of the empire. Oh shit. Can I make my way over to that? Sure. As you approach, you can see it, it’s a male dwarf can of salt and pepper hair. It’s short on top, kind of a smooth beer that comes to a little golden ring in the bottom. There’s a little Tuft at the end of it. His, he has a number of decorations in the front of his lapels, buttoned over and they’re both kind of sitting there next to each other. You can see the ad, the one who’s with the silver hair is really, really grumpy. Is just like slamming wind fluid after wine flute and the starting to get kind of routing other ones like, Oh, hold it back. Hold it back. Don’t worry. Don’t worry. Is the, uh, the captain looking fellow, does he have a huge hat as well? Nope. Captain drummie I presume. And who’s Asgard, uh, captain tusk too. That’s it. That’s a fine hat. Yeah. Got that. A captain tusk tooth. Yes. Where is yours? I left it with me mom when I was 14. [inaudible] it goes like back all that I base and blood cheese fight. It’s our nice hot Oh ICAT. Thank you. Huh? It was a gift. Um, I, I’ve just been admiring the blue heaven out in the dogs. Absolutely magnificent vessel. Why? Thank you. Uh, I’m sure you’ve seen a truly impressive ship out there as well. The Bolita. I’m sure you’ve noticed that. I can say I have a curious name nonetheless. Well, you know, it bullied the Lova actually to name your ship something funny. I’m an asshole. Yes. It’s funny. I was just wondering if you were expecting any sort of resistance or challenges as you make your way out in a few days. Well, certainly old note, we’ve come prepared a Canon’s already in loaded. We’ve got numerous ships at our sides. Waters are, are so woe be unto those who train step in front. It’s very impressive. Is your duty to safeguard the item or are you just providing firepower? Make a persuasion check. 14 when I kind of twitches a little bit. He goes, that’s a curious question. I’m sorry to speak. So frankly it’s just, um, we’ve been tasked with a very important, um, responsibility and I was just curious where we should turn in times of unexpected peril. Just stay behind the gun ships. I think you’ll be okay. We’re bringing along important individuals. I see those are helping the negotiation. Ah, very well. Well, if you, if we can be of any service before we disembark, please don’t hesitate to ask. I know our vessel is unassuming, but um, well quite, quite capable. I appreciate the offer. Should things turn shower or gladly send up the flog if to someone, the ball eater [inaudible] the Bolita is at your disposal. [inaudible] I’m guessing we best be getting hungry. [inaudible] short, obvious such an asshole to worry about it. He’s African pride. Oh, he’s earned it. His reputation is Sterling. Uh, I’ll take my leave now. Thank you. No rage and dominate, frightens and they’re just going to argue a bit as you leave over. I just hold my hat for the rest of the party. No. Is the Marta net floating about? Yes. I am going to go over and chat him up. All right. As you approach. Ah, mr widow. Geist good to see you. Good evening. Good evening. Um, the performance should be beginning shortly. Well, I’ll be brief. Uh, we are about to embark on a quite an historic undertaking, right? I’m wondering, we are within a reach of a possible end to this conflict. Cheers. Cheers to that. Yeah. It will be good to finish this war dude. We’ll be, I commend you on seeing the reason in cooperation and negotiation live. It is important to STEM the tide of lives lost and to instead focus on the livelihood of those within the empire and for us to pursue more important things. You can base conflict and disagreements. I couldn’t agree more. The empire. We all love the empire to an extent and he gives you a keen look. How much have you spoken to my master about me? I wonder, I assume you’re referring him to mr hackathon. Of course. Only a little bit. You briefed me on your history and uh, I must say rather impressive to see someone who is gone through, escaped in shock the chains and the volts Docker and returned, uh, as you have with your friends. Well, I am a disappointment to my teacher. I am sure as well as many of my peers or teachers appointment too many others. [inaudible] yes as uses. But people are complicated or they not that they are. How much do you know about his teaching methods? I wonder quite a bit. He, uh, he put forth his designs and they were approved by the assembly and they first began developing the program for the bolster car. Although the extent of these things were not entirely part of the initial presentation. I understand that sometimes desperate requirements might call for unsavory methods. And you are fully aware of these methods now. Is that what you’re telling me? I believe so. The program goes on. The program has changed many times. Uh, are you, uh, alone on the ship? Uh, Trent is not accompanying none of his proteges. He thankfully has new interest in such political endeavors and he would be, he looks around the party, let’s just say a terrible guest in a social environment. I don’t think he would agree with me, but I am a Patriot. So for this country, and ideally hope for a true end to this conflict. Oh, you’re on the right path. Do you think we could say goodbye to this hot chick in the next week? I think we got, we can inside check [inaudible] 12th he is a stoic individual who chooses his words carefully, eloquently, and in doing so manages to maintain a barrier that you can not read past. Nothing about it seems insincere, but who knows? You’ve been around people like this before. My father and mother died for this country. I was many have many more will. I hope your intentions are true. It’s very much why my friends and I are here. Best of luck on the travel ahead. I am looking forward to the journey together. Enjoy the party as well. Well, this is happening. You are under the table. Desert is saying nothing. Desert is backed up against the table. You’re hiding under invisible and is like barely even drinking the drink that he has and it’s just kind of like looking about nervously. I’m going to go up to desert. You are, you are one of the [inaudible]. You don’t have what’s, what’s, you’re a Lord here in town. Where do you live? Around [inaudible] around here. The Marquis will not be here specifically, but I’m, I move after I travel. It gets boring. I’m so sorry. I’m not feeling well. Oh, do you have stomach issues? Caterpillar? Yes. Oh no. But you can’t leave. Ah, but I must, my mom was about to perform. Have you ever been to the lavish Chateaux? No. She isn’t one of the most famous performers ever. You know, I can help heal you if you have stomach issues. I’m a cleric that we don’t have to go anywhere. You know, I will happily stay for the performance. Wonderful. Can I link my autumn in his, uh, does it feel like, like his clothes feel different than what I’m touching? Hard to tell. It’s material, you know, it’s not so much, he’s wearing a whole different dimension of an outfit ish. It’s the coloration’s mostly different. What dimensions would be slightly different. Don’t really show through the illusion. It’s meant to be close to what he’s actually presenting. Okay. I think she’s performing over here. Oh my gosh. I can’t believe you live in a room. You’ve never come to see her. She’s amazing. I am. I am a what you would refer to as an introvert. Oh, she is too. It’s surprising. I know because she’s like so outgoing and everything, but she likes to stay at home. Do you? Oh yeah. Is and begins to drink the wine. At which point as you’re following and listening in, there is an announcement. Everyone gives a round of claps and then the music begins as some of the performers. The violins begin to kick in and Marion descends the curved stairway at spirals around the interior. As she approaches and focus is pulled, I’m going to very subtly and stealthily try to drop a vial of liquid into Essex drink. Okay. Many months ago we recovered a vial of paralysis from a monster. I don’t remember what the monster was, but we got some paralyzed stuff. [inaudible]. It’s sort of a handshake with advantage. [inaudible] Oh 13 [inaudible] the shit coming back to bite me in the ass. [inaudible] okay. Marion’s voice begins to carry beautifully throughout the night air singing entirely a song in Zambian though she doesn’t know the language. She has learned this song as a way to present and bring in all the different dignitaries of the million empire that are here visiting before they set out to see it is gorgeous and you’ve seen her perform a number of times, but each time as a fresh entrancing experience as her voice seems to carry with this clarity and this, this, this sense of almost almost magical melody behind it that you know why she’s once again established herself as one of the foremost performers in the menagerie coast. The people that aren’t tranced and watching, that’s a greens of his drink. Lord Dane, do you speak 70th? I do. Not myself as I have not visited the empire. Oh wait, what? Oh, you’ve never been to the empire, but we always traveled to the empire. I mean, it’s so common. Not, I don’t go out very often. What’s the DC on it? Oh boy. I didn’t write that down. Okay. Okay. We’ll say, I forget what monster was, but we’ll say it’s a 12 K constitution safe. Okay. [inaudible] [inaudible] so that’s a six [inaudible] you really should get out more. I mean, I know it’s hard a lot of times. [inaudible] are you okay? What’s going on? Is your stomach, did I see? Not no, no knots and visible and all the 30 nobody could have seen that beyond the eyes of the gods behind the divine Gates watching are going. Oh shit. [inaudible] I’m going to float near near there just to keep an eye on, on just, I’m going to rub his ballet. Other people are kind of looking over. I mean, I’m going to keep it down. I’m going to keep the hint. Don’t pay attention to the song she’s performing. God. Stop looking at me. [inaudible] I’m going to try to pull him out of the room early enough. Just kind of glides. [inaudible] when you’re playing an MMO and suddenly you get a lag, spike and your care just kind of just smooths across [inaudible] all right. The music is louder and people are enthralled and and as you guys are keeping an eye on this, you can see jester slowly dragging a very like mannequin still. I’m going to follow out. I’m saying then I’m going to go with justice behind her. Okay. Who else is going to jester? Okay. All right, so everybody but you to stay behind. [inaudible]. Alrighty. What time? What are we doing here? This is not exactly the plan that we talked about. I don’t know. I don’t know. Hi. Hi. Oh, hi. He can hear us. I know it’s this, this turn. This gentleman has had some sort of a C seizure of some sort. Oh, we should do our best to cast like greater restoration on him. Let’s try some other things first. As you guys are dragging him out of the party, his body floating, the muscles now come loose once more as the paralysis. Oh my gosh. She had me so worried I have to go. [inaudible] I don’t think so. Click, I put the manacles on his wrist. Go ahead and make an athletics check for me. If you don’t mind. This should go well. 15 it’s a natural five [inaudible] [inaudible] they clock onto his wrist and immediately, what are you doing? Do I need to roll? See if he falls asleep, he falls asleep. That’s what the manacles of Stacy’s from back in Lorenzo’s do. Oh, these aren’t the manacles that’s their right of Stacy’s. That’s right. Six level, which means 15 D eight against his HP. CSU. Do you have to roll? 15 D eight [inaudible] what is happening? [inaudible] Oh, if you go look up his HP now hold on a second. What happened? What happened to just messaging Essec and fucking prank him? [inaudible] something happened with that bedroom, didn’t it? That suddenly became unhinged. Everything feels different. Numbers. [inaudible] that’s 73 Ooh, it’s not enough. Okay. Sorry. Did they still hold his wrists or did they have the medicals clap onto his wrist and you watch them kind of like almost stumbled for a second. The eyes kind of lulling before writes himself. What are you doing? What are you doing? What are you talking about? This just talking to Lord. He vanishes from the handcuffs and appears 30 feet away on the outside of the gate of the establishment. 30 feet away. Yes. I just going to say stop the moon. Try command [inaudible]. It’s a party now, right? You say none of their gardens are there and as you say, stop, stop. They’ve turned towards you as you shot in point. All right. There you go. Wisdom saving for own 15 cool. [inaudible] for work. Yeah, so it doesn’t work for a long time. No, it lasts for around so, so when it comes back to his next turn, he’s just going to not do anything. Yeah. So I’m gonna, I’m going to head on over there. All right. The guards can look confused. Are you guys falling? Produces it’s fine. We just have to finish a conversation. Are friends too much? Just having a quick conversation. All right. Mega deception. Check Jesus. I mean, I’m not making deception check. Where’s my 16 all the while my mother is singing [inaudible] [inaudible] it’s about the lying and more the intent of what’s going on. Trying to keep, keep the, keep it from sounding like there’s conflict going on, which you seem to do as the guards. Just kind of nod and open the gate for you as you step by as as Lord desinence just kinda standing there going, you really do want to talk to us and I think it’s very important. You do a lot at stake here financially where let’s find a place to talk that’s quiet. Well, this is happening. What are you two doing? [inaudible] watching the Ruby or the suit [inaudible] they’re so good. [inaudible] sheer strength to hold that position now is how long did it take her to do her makeup? What’s wild too is her voice is so powerful that it’s going, it’s having an effect on those strange ethereal fish creatures is they’re now kind of like circling her in this beautiful kind of Ariel from little mermaid type dance, but only you can see it. [inaudible] you don’t understand man. She’s like one with the sea [inaudible] let’s say she’s the Ruby of this. See, they were like fucking literal. It’s a very from beyond. Wait, wait, wait. My horniness is so distracting. Did the dragon point the dragon? Oh yes. Where’s he is going to be a mall, right? I don’t know. Maybe we should press him for answers. Should we act like we’re part of a security detail? Yeah, I think it’s like, man, this job fucking you gotta like be sober while everyone else is drunk. Like sucks man. Right. Are you okay? I don’t know what could do cystectomy dude could do. SIS took me in an alleyway and then told me that he was going to make me my best self. [inaudible] I assumed you could hold your shit. I’m so sorry. [inaudible] I mean I just want, I just wanted to talk to this fellow. You, you think you can manage? Yeah. Can manage. Maybe I’ll do the talking. Yeah. I’ll be your first mate of me. Like your, yes man. I’ll just hype you. You know, we’ll make our way over to the and just like see if he’s like not pure heart and if he’s not connected, so I’ll just be there as like a bullshit meter. You know? Maybe you should stay here. No. All right, let’s go. Do you need me? All right, let’s go. Yup. We find that the person is over there. All right. Don’t go point. Do you see him shuttling in a Derbe into his mouth and like it’s not in the middle of a conversation. That moment is watching the performance because this is the, this, this is him. Yeah. Okay. Tall, tall gentlemen. Hello. Hello. Ah, raisings Oh, hello to you. Um, captain [inaudible]. Nice to meet you then watching the film in city [inaudible] nine. Oh, Oh no, sorry. She’s amazing. And she knows it’s very incredible. So good. So how did you, uh, how’d you get an invite to this party? [inaudible] you’re sure. Okay. I’m sorry. So you’re going to need to come with us and we’re part of a security detail at the marquee. I need you to come with me right now. Make a deception check. 20 [inaudible] like mid second. Mike. I was like, we’re in disguise. Don’t mind the fucking hat. This guy’s too sorry. I know immediately the expression drops on his face, kind of puts the, puts the half eaten, what looks like a small tart down. He goes, I them up to understand the problem, but of course just shut up. He’s coming. Come with us. [inaudible] go ahead to an hallway. All right. There’s you guys are kind of in the main courtyard area, which is partially opened with the glass ceiling. Bleeds out into where the fountains are in the open grass. You can lead them out there. You can lead them inside the house if you want to. It’s up to you. There are guards posted RO. She can see everything about you and through you, so be very honest. Why are you pretending my friend make a persuasion check or intimidation, speed, intimidation. This would be intimidation. 28 [inaudible] it’s the hat. [inaudible] look, I mean there there’s no issues. I mean, nothing wrong. I am. I am a hiding a previous member of the track. Konijn nobility. I am just, I want to be left alone and not be discovered or found. Are you living here in Nica dramas? Yes. Yes I am. Have you come to many of these parties before? It’s only been a few recently. I’ve, it’s difficult to work your way into such events. Like insight check. Please make an inside joke. Natural one. [inaudible] she’s pretty honest and I believe you. You’re in hiding. Well, nobody to call too much attention to me. Strange place to go if you’re not trying to gather attention. What? I’ve got to gather attention, but also live it up. A little [inaudible] going to confer with my all seeing of course. Of course. That’d be fine. Oh shit. Do you need some water? Orange juice. [inaudible] cotton health. Um, your jaw is going crazy, right? Uh, and I mean, he’s clearly hiding something here. Why would he be in hiding? He’s gotta be like, he put push harder. Why are you in hiding? No, here you do it. Let’s go. Hey, why are you in height? He’s gone. I was looking at you to look behind me. When I look at you and it’s don’t check. Is he visible? No, but one of the guards is looking at you flailing the air and it’s like the Ruby up the seat. [inaudible] he’s the one for me. You know, you want to too. Don’t lie. Fuck. [inaudible] we’re going to find this guy. You see aspires. He just like good news. No, he’s gone is what he is. Well, the little fishes kind of comes by. Your face kind of just barely moves past your nose. What aren’t you doing? [inaudible] this performance man. It’s like artistic expression in a way that I didn’t know I could discover. We’re not even in the room of the performance. What is wrong with you? Let’s go back in so people don’t think you’re dropping balls. Let’s go look up. I push, I speak through it towards Beauregard and say, Oh you frosty. We are going to the ball eater. Come now man. Marianne’s loom fours. So she like talked to me just now when she sounded like Kaylin [inaudible] did Caleb hear the first part of that? Yeah. Oh shit. She’s high again. [inaudible] we are going to the Bolita bring Beauregard quickly. [inaudible] did you start by hearing voices or seeing things? [inaudible] this is Caleb. I heard that. I am speaking to you. I am. Kayla. You may reply to this message. I think it’s cause like Turnbull. It’s coming. What are you? Can you? Oh shit. No one sends me messages. You can, Caleb, we’re supposed to go. Yeah. Not here. Shit. Where are they? It’s good. I told four. Did that come in? You told him a couple times. He got, I’m pretty sure if we just wait one second, we’ll get one more. Okay. Maybe they’ll know. All right, let’s go about 15 minutes past that. I feel like I missed something in the message. Maybe we should just, let’s just go, ah, they were dragging that guy that looks like, okay. Let’s think like we were them. Oh, right. Just a took the guy up to the balcony. So let’s go up. Let’s go to the back. Okay. All right. You headed the balcony where? Uh, all right. You head upstairs in the balcony door doesn’t open and you hear some money on the side. Go like peace. Can I see you hit the wall? Huh? With TrueSight? Can I see through the wall? Truth. Trust, I don’t think, let’s see. Through walls. It’s not like super x-ray. I can see everything vision, but you can see true forms. You can see it in theory real plain. And probably wearing off. I don’t think that’s Caleb. I think we’re in the wrong place. The voice is definitely not fuck. Okay. We should just leave. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Caleb, where are they? You said they were coming. You did votes that they were coming. Let’s go to the street. The street. Alright. Message. I’ll send them a message. I’m going to send four a message. We just go, Oh, wait picking you guys so long where I go into the bollards or sheesh. [inaudible] [inaudible] it is so much weirder when you are in receipt of [inaudible]. [inaudible] let’s see. Thought she was going to ask if I was pooping. Did she hear all that? Forgetting that they can hear us. Paulina, let’s go. Alright. [inaudible] [inaudible] best six level spell I’ve ever, the rest of you, as you carefully, uh, scored Lord desert and fame across the rest. Let’s war. Eventually cross the gangplank to the deck and below the deck of the ball eater, you find your way to a comfortable space away from prying eyes and as the figure shoulders slumped turns around the illusion fates. Yahshua please God the door. Oh my God. [inaudible] like I said, never trust floaty hot boys. Yes friend. What are you doing? I’m sorry you all weren’t part of the plan. Well you know we have a limited amount of time and I would love for you to see the sunrise. So if there is a reasonable explanation we would love to hear it. It’s complicated to express. Hey, get that much. Just sit down for this. Yes we have all night. It may take as much [inaudible] and he like moves his hand this way in one of the crates kind of scoots and he sits upon it still cool. Still fucking cool. Aye. I have a lot I want to accomplish and only one person who understood and believed in that idea and that’s me. I have done terrible things in my life as I know many of you have as well. Things you are correct, things you think you’re doing for the right reasons. I can not say I regret what I’ve done. I just regret how things have changed since I made that decision. You [inaudible] what are the parts of the plan? Well, number one, what they do you want to accomplish? Number two, you just fucking explain the plan cause we’ve been guessing and it’s, I don’t know for right. It’s, he doesn’t want to say it out loud. You want to write it down. You want to draw it. He wants you to play charades, thirst words, oral domination. If he says it out loud, then he’s going to have to hear what it is and he’s not going to like who he is when he hears it. I know you’re a good, you’re a good man. You are. We know you sick and I am, but a humble, selfish creature, but avarice and fear and often disguise themselves in a good man is strength and righteousness until he’s forced to unveil them in front of people that he trusts. Just say it. We’re here. I’m sorry. [inaudible] sorry that you’ve all been pulled into this web of lies. When I first saw you arrive, the beacon, I don’t know if the two of the Thai gave, I knew I had to be near you to protect what we had done. I had to make sure that you did not get too close to the truth. If I could control the direction of your meanderings near this endeavor, perhaps it would have been safer but didn’t account for was liking you all and there nothing worse than betraying those you come to care about before you even came to care about them? At least not in my experience. Regret is a very new sensation. The pain is somewhat comforting because I am my own punishment. Do you still want what you started out wanting? I’ve spent my life working towards it. I think things got a little out of hand. I’ve already told you there are so many mysteries around these Pekins around doing a mess. What it’s capable of. My entire life had been propped up to be perhaps worthy of being one, to break those boundaries, to find applications for it that could change everything and if I don’t do it, the first person who does, I don’t trust them down to my knees in front of him and turn his face to mind. You listened to, I know who you are talking about. I know the difference between you and I. You know they’re not razor [inaudible]. I know what it means to have other people complicate your desires and wishes. [inaudible] and I was like you was [inaudible] I know what a fool I have been for years. [inaudible] and I’m looking at him as if I am looking in a mirror. [inaudible] you didn’t account for us good. That is life. Shit hits you sideways in my life and no one is prepared. No one is ready. These people changed [inaudible] peace people can change you [inaudible] we’re not born with venom in your veins. [inaudible] you learned it, you learned it. [inaudible] you have a rare opportunity yet they lists one chance to save yourself and we are offering it and I am. I place a hand on his shoulder pleading with you [inaudible] to find your better self. She stuff there [inaudible] there is no path to redemption for me. If if what has been done comes to light. If what you are seemingly looking to correct is known for Nyman Deadman I lean in and kiss him right here and say, maybe you and I are both damned, but we can choose to do some pain and leave it better than it was before. [inaudible] you weren’t parked to the plan and now you’re all in terrible danger for the things that you know. I have not cared for anyone but myself over century had been alive. He held his hand. Where are you today? Not then. Right now that’s all that matters. It can be disorienting. Having friends get under your skin. I cannot be here. We have to know what’s coming. We have to, we need to know what you paid, what you’ve set in motion. [inaudible] going to have to take care of it. If I tell you why you let me go off, I don’t know, but I won’t let you leave until you do. [inaudible] we certainly try [inaudible] [inaudible] we are returning the right beacon. The one that I gave and they are keeping the one that they found. The research is to continue and we had to cut a spun. As the research progresses, there is intent to end this one. It has run its purpose. They have what they want. I laugh Thailand and everyone out there will have what they want end to this conflict. So what’s the bad stuff? The bad stuff is if you tell anyone. I tried to stop it this weekend. It goes back to the bright queen and it’s totally fine. It’s and so you guys have come back now [inaudible] why aren’t they crept in behind the Taylor? Yes. Oh, too much. There is no great plan. There is no espionage. There is no anything. We’re just putting all the pieces back and hope that nobody notices. Then why is it bad? Why would we tell anyone you’re stopping the war. You’re getting what you want. Then you vote. I can’t say I have a lot of faith in the Empire’s intentions. Can I inside check ESEC to see if he was easy. Roll. Easy roll. Can I, Oh, do I still have per se? Oh is it, do I still have endurance the thingy? I would say it’s on the cusp of probably fading at this point. Sure. Why not? And the final moments? Yeah, that’s a good church. Ooh. Uh, that’s a 22. Okay. He seems to be bearing it all. I mean this doesn’t really change our plans. It doesn’t change what we really, what we knew before. We just, you know, want to make sure that the beacon that’s going back isn’t going to try to explode everyone. You don’t need to worry about that. We were coming along to ensure that outside interests that may wish to see the water continue are kept at Bay. Who all knows of your plans? Oh, myself and a few select members of DSMV, the the Martinez [inaudible] I believe 20s also guys are focal. What’s wrong and what do you want with the prisoners? That’s with the prisoner exchange. Who are the, all the prisoners? Is it the ones we know of? Are there secret prisoners to prisoners as part of this agreement that would be passed off? You didn’t kill them. Did you know pocket? The agreement was to not have our prisoner killed in not there. So yeah. Venice is being passed over to us. Yeah. And the prisoner, which we’ve already spoken to, is to be passed over to the empire. You said we were in danger because of what we know. Who knows what we know just you, right? Just myself, the Martinet I’m trying do well, there was one more though. I have not met her. Met her. No, she’s another member of the assembly. [inaudible] [inaudible] that’s the name. She was commanding a period of experimentation with it. As far as I know, those are the only one. But we hold a tense, mutually assured self-destruction. So you lot started this war and now you’re going to finish it and we’re just supposed to turn the other way and pretend like you’re not all bunch of traitors. Yes. I mean I like you, but the other ones, we’re just gonna let them get away with it. They always have thousands of died. I sick thousands of innocence and I know for a fact that one of the people you have been negotiating with would throw you me, any one of us, any member of the country, he helps govern into the fire. Anyone. I think your intentions are good, but I think perhaps your vision has been clouded. My intentions were never good. They were important. You’re gonna have to make a lot of babies. [inaudible] sure. That’s, it’s so many. It’s just it was. So let’s talk about what we are going to do next. Obviously this plan needs to move forward. Yes. Optimally, yes. Yeah. You’re not going to portray us again. [inaudible] go into like leave her and tell everyone that we know and then get those killed. Well that depends. You show me a kindness. We’ve done nothing but show you kindness. Yeah, that’s rough. We’re going to need certain amount of honesty going forward. Rebuild some trust otherwise. Well, alright. Yasha I mean she’s better at that part. I’m not going to [inaudible] but you haven’t been spilling secrets to people on the assembly. Now you can spill secrets to us and we will move forward with this plan and I am telling you there is a very high likelihood that the people that you are dancing with mean to cut your throat and leave you in the dust with many others. And perhaps it is best that I surround myself with friends to protect me for the enemy of my friend who’s my enemy. Indeed, yes is this charade. See what it really appears to be. No tricks, no double crosses, no twists or turns, no tempering with the artifact, not from us. You have nothing to gain by going awry. Well, you have a plan in place and you think that will end this conflict. I don’t know that we agree. However we move forward. Can we count on you when the deal sours? I have far more allegiance to you than I do any empire or dynasty for. I have not had any [inaudible]. You are a broken person who had ill intentions and wandered aimlessly into a path that you had no intention or no idea how to complete. And yet somehow along the way, you found a heart. You sound like all of us. [inaudible] come to the mighty nine [inaudible] let me go ahead and end it there. [inaudible] you guys, it’s almost two in the morning. [inaudible] you all so much for joining us late at home on the internet late here in Chicago. Don’t forget guys, we love you all very much. [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible].

100 thoughts on “The Fancy and the Fooled | Critical Role | Campaign 2, Episode 97 – Live from Chicago!

  1. HEY, there might be some SPOILERS under the thing
    3:10 Actual fire
    4:55 Cast Intros
    5:50 Marisha
    6:20 Sam
    8:30 Top of the morning
    11:20 Laura’s No Merch Corner
    12:15 Karaoke Intro cinematic
    14:05 Episode Starts
    15:55 Recap Ends
    18:20 Meditation
    20:20 New character designs every week
    21:00 A bull in the right places
    22:05 Make your own pottery
    27:00 First roll
    27:30 Dogs and babies
    29:55 THE BALLEATER
    31:10 Testing Marius
    32:55 Orly
    35:05 Getting allegiances straight
    36:20 Tusktooth lives
    37:20 Wind of Eons
    39:15 Allegiances immediately forgotten
    40:30 Righteous groove
    44:25 World nearly saved
    45:45 It’s been
    47:15 Butt check
    49:20 Fond memories
    52:30 Introducing the Balleater
    53:25 Testing Fjord’s ship knowledge
    58:15 Delicious Frumpkin
    1:01:35 Watching the ocean
    1:03:35 The Mole
    1:06:00 Sucks to murder him
    1:07:10 Beau loves seagulls
    1:08:35 Caduceus gets bad vibes
    1:12:10 Brilliant disguise
    1:14:00 Awkward party
    1:15:05 Passive-aggressive attacks
    1:17:30 Remember the tattoo for next time
    1:18:35 So Cheaters
    1:19:45 Nott hearing
    1:23:35 We’ve all got issues
    1:25:40 Casual carry
    1:27:10 The rare Yashter moment
    1:29:00 It’s been
    1:29:40 Luc is cute
    1:31:40 When you tell your parents about your tattoo
    1:33:35 No judgement
    1:34:35 When you tell your parents about your cult
    1:39:25 Marion can handle it
    1:41:10 Prep is important
    1:43:40 Occupied
    1:45:00 Nott’s goodbyes
    1:50:20 Veth Brenatto
    1:51:10 Clay in the throat
    1:53:25 Welcome back
    1:55:45 Time to celebrate
    1:56:25 Yeza is a short king
    1:57:20 It’s been awhile
    1:58:30 Break Starts
    2:08:30 Art Montage
    2:22:10 Break Ends
    2:23:45 Transformation kink
    2:32:55 Fjord loves fish, canon
    2:34:15 When in Vasselheim
    2:34:55 Big feather
    2:36:25 Veth is occupied
    2:37:50 Outfit planning
    2:39:25 Yasha and Beau sample some fish
    2:41:35 Everyone’s beautiful
    2:43:05 Veth rests comfortably
    2:44:10 Caleb’s look
    2:44:40 Beau’s look
    2:45:25 Fjord’s look
    2:46:45 Yasha’s look
    2:47:20 Veth’s look
    2:47:40 Caduceus’s look
    2:47:50 Jester’s look
    2:48:55 Marion’s look
    2:55:20 Yasha interprets some sign language
    2:56:10 Jester pranks Lord Sharp
    3:00:25 Compliments good, smarm bad
    3:05:55 Beau’s best self
    3:07:45 Caduceus dopes up Beau
    3:11:30 Tail tucking
    3:13:50 Fjord’s hat gets roasted
    3:16:25 Summon the Balleater
    3:17:20 Caleb and Martinet
    3:19:30 Trent is a disappointment
    3:23:35 Interrogating Dezmin
    3:26:05 Drugging Essik’s drink
    3:29:25 Gliding Dezmin away
    3:32:50 Plans evolve
    3:36:05 Watching the Ruby
    3:37:15 Beau is always distracted
    3:37:45 Beau isn’t doing great
    3:38:45 Interrogating an idiot
    3:43:00 Dancing to the Ruby
    3:44:35 Trouble with messages
    3:49:05 Never trust floating hot boys
    3:50:20 Essik’s story
    4:00:15 Caleb is Essik’s Mollymauk
    4:02:30 You can certainly try
    4:03:45 Fjord and Beau are back
    4:09:05 Essik’s baby debt
    4:11:45 Welcome to the Mighty Nein
    4:14:55 Episode Ends
    The in-game start date for the episode was the 26th of Thunsheer 836. Sam’s flask says “Daaaaaaa Bulls” on a picture of the gorgon (The Bulls are Chicago’s basketball team).
    What an episode. C2E2 was fantastic, there was so much great cosplay. Thanks to the many people who helped me and other Critters, I’m glad to have shared the weekend with you all.
    Any moments I missed? Feel free to post them here. Is it Thursday yet?

  2. Honestly from an Irish point of view Sam's bit at the start was really inappropriate, especially from a show which prides itself on inclusivity. He should learn the history behind some of the stereotypes he's playing up, but it seems he hasn't learned from his Tiger Woods blackface episode.

  3. everytime you wonder why casters, in DnD, feel and look more powerful than martial characters, just remember its cuz DMs allow the casting of Charm Person in front of everyone, in such an important place and scenario, and no one bats an eye, no components matter, no nothing. Rule of cool or not, it tends to make other characters kinda…inferior.

  4. I feel like out of anyone if Caduceus said you look bad it would hurt the most because you know it's true

  5. Why does it take a week to upload the podcast? Every other production takes a day or two… I just dont see it. It's also pretty annoying since if I do get the opportunity to watch you guys live, I'll still be behind by a week. So I have to wait again…

  6. I’d like to point out that a “thane” is basically another word for a lord, so Essek’s fake name is Lord Lord

  7. Guys, what's the song that starts playing around the 16:00 mark? Matt uses this song a lot but I can never figure out what it is…

  8. I could see the artist community salivating as Laura described everyone's outfits, the fanart is gonna look so cool!!!

  9. Is it bad that when Veth got shot by Luke, I remembered when she shot a guard in the throat, killing him instantly in Uthadern.

  10. I almost always skip through the fanart. The next few sessions i will watch EVERYTHING. And i really hope a few talented artists picture the mighty nein in their fine cloths

  11. Bruv, this campaign has been renamed: "Everybody loves Jester" haha
    2:58:17 Creepo Supreme: "im a fan of burying such hatchets"
    Jester: "oh really?! Me too!"

  12. In regards to Nott's last comment: Uhm, Nott's a thief. Beau poached some wine once. Jester pulled a prank on someone. Tasha was mind-controlled for all the evil things she did. And Caduceus never hurt a soul. So how exactly are they all broken people who had *bad intentions*? And how are their bad intentions anywhere near "this war has served its purpose (to allow me to advance my research)"?

  13. Honestly though, “Ball Eater” is such a brilliant name.
    Imagine you’re a decorated commander, and you come under fire from the Nein’s ship. Imagine you lose, survive even. Now you have to go back to your king, or your commanding officer, and tell them that you were taken down…by “The Ball Eater”. The shame and humiliation would follow you for the rest of your days. Your reputation would be, in a word, castrated. THAT is why “The Ball Eater” should be feared: because if you suffer defeat at her hands, it literally robs you of your pride. Just a thought.

  14. Sam on Talks: "WHAT PLAN?!"
    Me listening to Talks: "THERE WAS ACTUALLY A PLAN THIS TIME SAM! A SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE AND FOOLPROOF PLAN!"

  15. Ow my heart.
    I had a character undergo a transformation of sorts that I'd been intending for a long time in advance, and didn't quite know how it would work and what memories he and everyone else would have of the original version. I rehearsed that speech over and over, to say goodbye to all the party. And then I decided to sleep on it one more night (in all honesty it was because he was going to level up and I wanted to get to 11 with the original even if I'd not get to do anything with it) and make the big grand gesture in the morning.
    And then I was forced into doing it in the dead of night while everyone else was asleep, without any word of farewell, or the big touching moment I'd counted on. And then the rest of the party blew their chance of retaining any memory of the original character.
    Oh and, much later on, it looks like it may all have been for nothing and the character's still cursed.
    Which is like, my original character all over and as a story I like it. But ow, my feels. I hope it works out much better for Veth.

    Caleb always reminds me of my character too, for a different set of reasons, and between him and Nott the two of them have tugged so hard on my heartstrings this episode.

  16. The strange man we found in the woods took me into an alley, told me he was going to make me my best self, and then he put mushroom juice in my eyes- Beauregard Lionett, 2020

  17. Is it just me or when Sam does 'Its been awhile' response it sounded more like Barenaked Ladies – One Week, rather than Staind- been awhile. Might just be me… but I've had One Week stuck in my head all week.
    Lets be honest, this kinda sums up Critical Role at times.
    "How can I help it if I think you're funny when you're mad

    Trying hard not to smile though I feel bad

    I'm the kind of guy who laughs at a funeral

    Can't understand what I mean?

    Well, you soon will"

  18. this is by far my Favorite episode thus far!!!!! I swear i did not stop laughing the entire time! I live near Chicago and i am so sad i couldn't go to this live performance!!! this campaign is really starting shine really bright and i am loving every second!

  19. I feel like we might be giving our friend way too much credit here. The man hasn't done anything to repair the trust, he hasn't shown any good intentions, and in fact, was angling to get out of any bad consequences for no good reason other than that the m9 might do that.

    He's essentially unrepentant at the end of this conversation. I just don't quite understand the logic of this group in being willing to utterly destroy Thoreau for selfishness that ended up having relatively limited impact, but being willing to not only ignore, but so easily accept this HORRIBLE selfishness that resulted n the deaths and destruction of so much.

    What??

  20. Letting anyone involved with the plan go unpunished sets a precedent that the Cerberus and debs of Jorhas can do whatever they want starting wars even and still get away with it If this was anything but a game I’d be appalled the M9 are letting Essic go, buuuuuut it is a game so I don’t care!

  21. Eating pasta and tearing up at 4:00:00 at Caleb mirroring Mollymauk kissing him on the forehead

    And then laughing at Yasha mirroring Matt minutes later with 'you can certainly try'

  22. "we can choose to leave something better than it was before" Was that another call back to our dude Molly?

  23. Oh gods. The Mighty Nein is totally gonna turn out like one of those Korean/Japanese pop bands with a hundred members by the time this campaign is over, isn't it? 😀

  24. And then there were nein
    Veth the Brave
    Yasha Nydoorin
    Caleb Widowghast

    Ford Stone
    Caduceus Clay
    Jester laVore
    Beauregard Lyonett

    Mollymauk Tealeaf
    Essek Thelas

  25. Jester persuades her mom to go out in public, who is visibly distraught, then LEAVES HER THERE! WTF JESTER!
    Bo gets buffed and goes nutz with it, wastes multiple high level spells cause if you get mentally altered it must mean you have to trip balls for no reason. Jesters mom was singing a song Matt said she didnt know what the words meant, but Bo could understand AND SPEAK ALL languages. The expositer could have done some real work with those spells, being surrounded by such affluence.
    With Bo having the experience and background that she has, I was very surprised that's how she reacted. With that critical mind, you'd think she'd been a bit more on point.

  26. Matt: I give you the chance to name your one and only fanta-

    Liam: Hey guys what’s the ship called again?

    Crowd: THE BALL EATER!!!

    Matt: Shame… I really liked Caleb.

  27. 32:00 "He's going for that I was once nobility but now, the world is my oyster"

    Ah yes, the Brian Foster look

  28. Bo: well you like flowers so you like color
    Yasha: Well that because they're beautiful
    That was honestly such a simple line but heartbreaking

  29. Yasa: Caleb, Bouregard, Fjord, Yasha, Cadueces.

    Auto subs: Caleb, Booher car, Ford, Yes ha, condecues, gesture.

  30. I just want to point out, the subtitles currently say that the conflict is between the Korean Dynasty and the Dandelion Empire, and that is hilarious.

  31. edit may contain spoilers

    i swear at the end, liam almost sounded like his gaara voice for split seconds of cracking in calebs voice, such a powerful emotionless crack, using all his willpower to suppress the darkest of scars as he looks to himself in the mirror in essek, beautiful liam is such an amazing performer

    for reference the moment is 3:57:21 his breathing starts increasing and as he says "i know what it means to have …" the "i know" in that part calebs voice sounds as lonely as gaara, liam has such an amazing ability to portray this pain

  32. I feel like I should have asked this sooner, and it feels like a dumb question..

    Is Zemnian rare? Given so few NPCs appear to be Zemnian.
    Or are all/most humans Zemnian, and speak common over their native Zemnian?

  33. From the start of the party to the convo with essick was equal parts the true moment matt lost control and just the roast of Matthew mercer

  34. Honest to god, this is one of the best episodes of critical role yet. At least in my opinion; never a boring moment.

  35. 1:46:00
    Man dressed as leprechaun roleplays as alcoholic goblin woman telling a human parent-killing wizard that she loves him.

    DnD my guys, it doesn't get better than this

  36. I am watching Matt die inside every time they make a plan to catch out the "disguised" guy, LMAO. He laughs but then you can see him going…… "How the heck am I going to deal with this?"

  37. I would just like to point out that dragonborn don't have tails. Half dragons sometimes do but not dragonborn.

  38. Finally I reached here o my god it took me 2 and half months 🤘🤘🤘🤘💯💯💯💯🔥🔥🔥🔥

  39. I think it’s less that “the might nein are as bad as Essik” and more that they see Essik as an example of who they would have become without each other. If they had not become the Might Nein, what atrocities would they have been capable of? I think that is what motivated their decision. They are practicing empathy, not forgiveness. Who knows if Essik can do anything to make it right (personally, similar to how I felt about Sasuke in Naruto) a self-sacrifice play to stop an apocalyptic event would be a beautiful arc. Don’t know if that will happen, but an interesting thought

  40. 1:23:03 Did anyone else notice that Caleb referred to the Dwendalian Empire as "your [Beau's] home country"? I guess in spite of his claims of serving the people of Wildemount, Caleb's allegiance really is to the Kryn Dynasty alone.

  41. sigh not another live show ffs. I would rather lick a homeless mans bare feet than watch a live show. Still love CR though.

  42. "Don't shout stuff just because you think it's funny."
    The audience: "Hey, you know what? I thought of something funny, I should shout it out loud!"
    -.-

  43. This episode was one of the most fun to watch and the so much happened with the story! 10/10 would watch again

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