Thanks to Rook3769 for another game summary! Have an XP for your trouble! Pulsedrive couldn’t make it, so we did a series of side stories instead of main game plot.
Side Story 1: Smelliot on Parade
Some time has passed since the somewhat fright of a night school gym concert. During that time, the SGAA members did some of their own activities since the club activity level seemed to ebb a bit and be set on plaid. Desmond came down with the flu and was out of school for a few days and was not part of these events….
Brytta spent her time looking more into her shadowy companion, Sacan. She looked in the library, specifically going through the fairytale section. Her search was fruitful in finding info that Sacen was Grendel’s Uncle, which only made the shadow monster a more curious blackness.
Meanwhile, Memphis had some talk time with Fat Tony, though they were pretty much square despite favors Memphis called in recently. Rook finished healing, though only spent one day at school seriously injured before being healed up. He also spent time with his dreamers to further cement the addition of Chuck Morris and Jacquie Chan. Sam’s efforts were spent on studying and tests for various colleges and universities. Mindy did…Mindy things. And Lord Darkshire was away from the club with Anastasia, like usual.
However, the night of the concert left Raz with the most questions. Who was this Elliot that tried to hit on Mindy. The mystery guy obviously caused Mindy some distress when she did not notice him or his feelings previously. So Raz did some research and turned up the standard info that Elliot was a bullied kid in the bottom rung of the school’s social ladder. Elliot also had an unusual stench, which lead to his status and being a target for bullying.
Seeing how little information he gathered, Raz asked Memphis for help. Goat-man-do managed to find out more information, including the fact that Mindy and Elliot worked on a school project once. Memphis also mentioned a shrine that was in Smelliot’s locker, for which Memphis made sure he had Raz and one teacher to use as an alibi for that discovery. Memphis relayed this information to Raz, then they decided to take the situation to the club room.
Brytta and Rook were relaxing in the club room when Memphis and Raz walked in. The satyr brought the eshu and troll up to speed. There was much discussion on how to resolve the issue, because Raz wanted to avoid Elliot going “missing” The group decided that they needed to do more reconnaissance before coming up with a plan. One group would investigate the showers, the other would break into Elliot’s home, with both having the objective of finding the source of the smell.
Brytta had gym class with Elliot, which was at the end of the day. Raz and Rook would check out the showers after that class. Memphis would break into Elliot’s home and attempt to discover the outcasts dark stinky secrets.
During the day, Raz purposely left his keys in the locker room so he’d have an excuse for later to go back to the locker. Rook checked with his dreamers to see if they knew anything about the funky student. Brytta did her own looking out for info during the day, and Memphis did Memphis things.
At the end of the last period of classes, Rook and Raz went to the locker room. On their way, they bumped into Mindy. She asked what they were doing, which Raz responded with the keys excuse. After prodding Raz to help sneak in their, Raz denied her ninja fun. The Pooka followed the pair anyway.
In the locker room, Raz and Rook saw most of the other students picking on Elliot. Rook left to get some liquid heat for an object lesson. Raz modified the showers for cold water, then asked the bullying students for help to find his keys. Elliot took his chance and ran out of the locker room, bumping into Mindy. the pair fell to the ground, with Mindy ending up on top. Elliot’s voice dropped three octaves that day Rook came back to the door and saw them. He quickly picked them up, then entered the locker room.
Raz exited quickly to check on Mindy. Seeing Elliot with the fair Pooka maiden, Raz wrapped his arm around Mindy in front of Elliot and asked if Mindy wanted to go get a milkshake. Mindy agreed, so the couple went to the local dairy dip to get some milkshakes.
Then Rook exited and checked on Elliot, After seeing how crushed he looked, Rook asked Elliot if he wanted to hang out. At first he was hesitant, but Elliot agreed after some persuasion from Rook. On the way out of the school, they met up with Brytta, and she joined the party. Rook texed Memphis as well, though the satyr was in the middle of his part of the research. The group then headed for the ice cream shop as well, not knowing Raz and Mindy would be there as well.
During the shower shenanigans, Memphis broke into Elliot’s house easy enough. Nobody was home and the scruffy delinquent had the full run of the place. During his search, Memphis found tons of personal hygiene products in the bathroom. In the bedroom, he found a shrine dedicated to Mindy, with pictures obviously taken from hidden vantage points. With this information in hand, Memphis texted the pictures to Raz.
Mindy and Raz were doing well at the ice cream place. Raz attempted to flirt, and Mindy was empathetic enough to recognize his attempts. ‘That’s Amore’ played on the jukebox and it seemed like the date would have no hitches whatsoever.
Then Rook opened the door and saw that the pair was in there. He persuaded Brytta and Elliot to wait outside while he picked up the orders. The troll passed by the inside pair, gave Raz a warning, then ordered the frozen dairy-like-snackage and went back outside. Brytta and Rook talked with Elliot, to find out more info and partly to be nice to the guy.
Memphis arrived soon after, went inside and talked to Raz privately about the shrine. Then Memphis went back outside to hang out with the other group.
During the conversation, the satyr showed Rook the picture, which the troll merely nodded that he saw it. Over the next several minutes, the group socialized with Elliot, mainly to figure him out, but also because he seemed to need it.
After spending some time with him, Rook noticed something off with the Glamour in Elliot. Brytta, Memphis and Rook all noticed that he seemed normal enough, just kind of stunted socially. Continued abuse might trigger a psychotic meltdown, but currently he seemed fixable. With the hang out time finished, the outside group parted ways, with the three SGAA members going back to Rook’s place.
Mindy and Raz finished their ice cream soon after and retired to Raz’s place. They sat down for a long relaxing night of Sharknado. Heavy petting of the dog Pooka also may have been involved. On the way to Rook’s Memphis stopped by Raz’s and played the role of condom fairy by leaving a box at an open window with a knock.
At Rook’s place, the trio met up with Sam while they continued to discuss the situation about Elliot. When informed about the odd Glamour around the poor sod, Memphis crafted a cantrip out of a napkin to cast Willowwisp. The cantrip was an extraordinary success and immediately rushed out the bar. The group gave pursuit, both in car and on bike. The trip was unusually direct, and lead to Elliot’s house. Though the wisp entered the house before anyone could see where exactly in the house it went.
Brytta sent her shadow friend, Sacan Ealdor, into the house to find the source. Though it took some persuasion since the two seemed to have issues earlier in the day involving his identity. A few minutes later a quad of chimerical stink spiders ran out of the house being pursued by the monster. Memphis ensnared them to the sidewalk. Brytta ordered Sacen to stop. then Rook lifted the concrete slab of the sidewalk with the spiders and put them in a trashcan, which soon went into to Memphis’s trunk. Memphis tried calling Raz, but got no answer. So the group naturally decided to make a trip to Raz’s place.
The group arrived at Raz’s garage with trashcan in tow. Memphis went to retrieve the knocker, which caused Raz great annoyance. But after some explanation, both Raz and Mindy ecam to the garage. After some talk about what the spiders were, Flutterfeet told the group they were nightmare chimera that probably spawned from the kid and have been causing him the smell for years. With that Raz asked for someone to just put it in the corner so he can deal with it later. Rook stabbed his sword through the trash can and then obliged. Then Raz and Mindy went back to their “movie time” Everyone one else departed..
The next day Elliot seemed to be smelling better. Though he was still the bottom of the social ladder. Rook still planned on helping him further.
Side Story 2: This Art is on Fire
With the previous situation of Elliot dealt with for the time being, the SGAA relaxed in the club room. A knock on the door woke the SGAA from the moment. Rook answered the door, and a familiar doll face looked in on the group. It was Sumitra, Penny’s doll.
She walked in politely and gave the SGAA an invite to St. Brigit’s art show. The group gladly accepted. With the club’s confirmation, Sumitra said her goodbyes and left. Memphis followed her until she grew wings and flew off.
Upon being filled in about the Changeling group at Saint Brigit’s, Brytta asked what an Oath Circle was. Memphis and Flutterfeet both gave various answers, though the concept was one that was hard to pin down.
The group then discussed who was going to the show. Brytta, Memphis, Mindy, Raz, Rook, and Sam all decided it could be a fun diversion. Lord Darkshire was busy planning his next D&D game with Anastasia. The group went to get a school van for the event, though John Smith seemed to have one ready according to a school office worker. This annoyed the satyr.
The group made good time driving to the rival school. After their arrival, the SGAA was greeted by Penny and Pug. They exchanged pleasantries, introduced Brytta to the pair, and briefly caught up. Then Penny explained the situation to the new arrivals. The art show was not producing the usual amount of Glamour. Josiah was busy searching the perimeter for clues. Also, Penny mentioned that Hakim was not aware of the invite, which pleased Memphis and Raz. Rook texted Bella to see if she was near St. Brigit just in case, which only garnered a confused response from Bella.
At the entrance into the school, Memphis kicked the door open. Then the SGAA did a slow motion celebrity intro-walk into school. Many eyes stared as the group walked in to a tune played on Memphis’s guitar. Hakim looked annoyed as he saw the new arrivals.
At the sight of her, Madison hit on Brytta immediately. At first her interest was slightly curious, but his bad French immediately sent her to headache territory. Hakim walked up to talk to the rest of the group. Memphis and Raz did most of the talking, with Raz doing a beautiful over dramatic diatribe about how the invite must have gotten lost in the mail. After giving a reluctant welcome, Hakim quickly went elsewhere.
The group then looked around the art show. Sam and Rook walked together, with Rook noticing something was off, but not being able to pin it on anything exact. Raz was with Mindy, though he didn’t find anything either. Memphis had more luck, and was able to determine that it was indeed where the art show was by exploring the various parts of the school.
Brytta however was stuck with Madison, who proudly showed her his exhibit in the show, which was several pictures of himself. Brytta spoke nonsense French words back at Madison, but he could not tell what words they were.
After checking out the art show, Sam and Rook looked around the school for Josiah. They exchanged pleasantries, with Josiah asking about Raz. After exchanging the little info they had, the three decided to gather everyone minus Hakim and Madison for a meeting of the minds.
Everyone from the SGAA and St. Brigit, except for madison and hakim, gathered like intended. The group pooled information, which was that the source of the unusual happening was in the art show. Raz made a modification to detect minute specs of Glamour on his glamometer, then he used it to find the source of the glamour sucking.
After a brief search, a painting is found by Raz and Memphis. Raz detects it with his meter, but Memphis detected it with his soul, or the feeling the painting was trying to suck it out. It was immediately decided on that the painting needed to be destroyed, for which a plan was hatched.
A plan is made for a public speech by Hakim to distract the crowd while a hired thug bruns up the painting. The painting would be given a first place ribbon in order to make it look like an act from another school. Pug remarked that there would be no trouble to get Hakim talking.
The speech began, with Hakim being long winded as predicted. The thug grabbed the painting without detection, then took it outside to burn. Memphis made sure he is on camera before the flames begin in order to have an alibi. The plan goes perfectly as Memphis alarms the crowd about the fire outside.
Then Memphis jumps on stage to tell Hakim his Glamour issue is solved. Hakim was annoyed, but storms off when the satyr begins the Gift of Pan. Penny follows after Hakim, Mindy pushes Josiah into Raz, which Josiah doesn’t resist. Then Bella opens the door to look in on the scene. She then closes the door and leaves the school in disgust.
Side Story 3: Encampments and Dinosaurs
It was the far future, yet the far past. Humanity from a far future and different dimension was taking resources from the Dinosaur conglomerate of the 8 races. The situation was dire and action was needed.
Humanity had enslaved many of the elders and young. They controlled them as foot soldiers to quell any dinosaur resistance. Many a brother and sister had died at each others hands because of this dark human deed.
It took weeks to find the main base, but it finally showed itself to the wise spymasters of the anklesaur tribe. Soon, the main base was in view of the Jurassic agents, and they knew what had to be done.
The compy snuck in with stealthy ease, disabling a turret and keeping an eye out for humans.
The tricerotops rushed the base, with the velociraptor doing crazy ninja raptor stuff freeing comrades to fight at the resistance side. Explosions were everywhere! The explosions had explosions, which had further explosions! The Pterydactyl dropped coconuts everywhere and, and ….
“Mindy, I hate to interrupt but does the brontosaurus get a flanking bonus in grassy plains,” Lord Darkshire spoke up from his end of the table, Mindy having taken his DM screen.
“No, they get bonuses to lasers and laser missiles and Sharknado bombs!”
Lord Darkshire looked at Mindy for a moment, while the rest of the SGAA sat around the table. “Wait, what!? Sharknado bombs?”