Blood In The Water

Trial By Fire

Pre-Session:
Rewards: 2 Charms for Backstory (Elegant Dance of Bow and Blade, Dawn King’s Strife), 2 Charms for Picture (Worthy Mount Technique, Flashing Thunderbolt Steed), 1 Charm for Ishiko Name/Picture (Keen Sight Technique)

Session 1:
Ishiko pulled Diasuke out of the trial where he Exalted, they rushed off
Ishiko’s old brotherhood came looking for them and a battle broke out
Glass Shadow, a night Caste, used lethal force to subdue the Dragonblooded and killed Caska
Ended session with Undefeated Piety arriving

Notes
Ishiko mentioned Amio in her sleep?
First Dragon of the Sun
Character age: 33
Cathak Kadajo – my former incarnation

Cathak Caska – Martial Artist (RIP)

Gear: Red Jade Daiklave (can be used without double attuning), Red Jade Hearthstone Bracers, Red Jade Breastplate, Red Jade Hearthstone Amulet
Flame’s Edge: Spd 4, Acc +3, Dam +9L/+4B, Def +2, Rate 4, Str/Dex 2/4, Att 3, 2 hearthstone slots
Can wield former incarnation’s gear
Rewards: 2 skill dots, 1 Charm
Spend: Resistance 3→5 (14xp), Soul Fire Resurgence (6xp)

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The One That Got Away

Piety attempted to keep things friendly between the group and educated Daisuke about the Unconquered Sun, spirits, and the Solar condition.

Group came upon village south of Puyo that had been plagued by weather phenomenon despite having a perfect climate, their crops were destroyed and they had to sell everything they had just to get by.

Village Elder told the group about a mysterious woman that came through 8 months ago and how people started going missing.

Group headed north where the last group disappeared and struck off into the shadow land where they encountered the reanimated villagers.

Battle ensued, the Abyssal showed herself but vanished before Daisuke could get to her despite having spotted her.

Yumiko and Nicholas (Undefeated Piety) explained the Abyssal was a former circle mate and mourned both the needless passing of the villagers and the loss of their circle mate.

Dukes hunted for food for the villagers and gave everyone a good meal, Daisuke gave all of his Resources to the villagers so that they could relocate.

Daisuke, frustrated with his inability to stop the Abyssal menace, suffered a lesson in humility and struggled to come to terms with his own limitations.

Session Award
2 Charms for Wiki Update
1 dot in Occult from Piety
8 experience points



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The Dream

You will forge the path ahead or be overcome by it.

Daisuke has a dream of a fire dragon winding around the sun and wakes up with renewed vigor and strength as age old memories begin returning to him.

2 dots permanent Essence
10 Ability dots
5 Attribute Dots
10 Solar Charms
4 Dragonblooded Charms



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Troubles, Troubles

Daisuke and his friends headed to Whitewall to enjoy a little R&R and speak with a soothsayer Piety spoke highly of. First stop of the day? The Bath houses.

The soothsayer had some kind of clawed hands and was a little wacky if not extremely knowledgeable. An extremely talented Gateway player, he had no idea what Daisuke was but referred them to his master in Nexus. His terms were that the crew managed to stop the Lunar that was murdering the villages outside of Whitewall and Daisuke agreed. He was attended by a thin girl who was a mystery in herself.

Afterwards, Ishiko took Daisuke shopping and bought him a beautiful Jade Small Essence Canon along with a new wardrobe of clothes befit a Prince of the Earth.

Staying at an upscale hotel, Ishiko met a well-to-do Water aspect formerly of the Realm that seemed to hold quite a bit of respect for Ishiko.

Daisuke approached the Lunar and found out the Lunar was attacking the local villagers because they were over hunting the land. Daisuke got the Lunar to agree to stop attacking the villagers if he could get them to pull back on harvesting the local fauna and challenged him to a duel to solidify his position of authority above the Lunar. The Lunar also mentioned a hearthstone that was stolen from him by the local villagers and asked Daisuke to return it.

Meeting with the local villagers, Daisuke revealed himself as a God among men and all of the village elders quickly agreed to stop over harvesting the land, though Daisuke acknowledged that they were trading game for other resources and told them they could still continue expansion, just not at break-neck speed like they had previously. The villagers informed Daisuke they sold the hearthstone for a few opals to a traveling merchant.

Tracking down the merchant to Nexus, Daisuke informed the Lunar the villagers agreed to back off local harvesting and that he intended to travel to Nexus to reclaim the hearthstone. Making their way to Nexus, the Solars and Ishiko were postponed when a handsome Air aspect stood blocking their path with a sign of peace. He was attended by 25 other troops, half of which were Dragonblooded while the other half were elite mortal troops. He professed his love to Ishiko and beget her return with him to the realm.

Game Awards: 10 xp, 1 WP dot (8 → 9)

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New Faces

• Daisuke decimated the dragon blooded troops with one swing of his sword
• Ishiko sent two of the soldiers back with the heads of their masters as a declaration of war to the Realm
• PCs recovered the Artifacts from the fallen Dragonblooded then continued on their way
• Daisuke reclaimed Resources 2 (yay!)

• Upon arriving in Nexus, Daisuke freed Madoc from a group of slavers that had him shackled with his own artifact manacles by convincing him the boy was infected with the Great Contagion
• Ishiko went missing, turns out she was “kidnapped” by the Cult of the Illuminated who thought they could use her to smuggle Solars off the Blessed Isle
• Daisuke flipped his shit on them (they abruptly gave up the cause thereafter) and discovered they were getting fed information by some force that could predict the future
• A mysterious and beautiful woman in purple followed Daisuke through Nexus
• The Lunar’s Hearthstone was retrieved for a paltry sum from the merchant
• Daisuke gave Yumiko leave to raid the slavers base for the Artifacts they took from Madoc, she returned with a bag of 6 Artifacts
• Daisuke and Yumiko both kept two necklaces that make them immune to unnatural mental influence (which were also walkaways)

• A day outside of Nexus, Daisuke and Co found the Lunar that purchased Madoc’s Essence Cannon from the slavers
• The Lunar introduced herself as Crow and told Daisuke that a Sidereal had rescued her and told her that if she purchased and hung onto the Essence Cannon her Solar, a Dawn Caste, would return to claim it… she also claimed to be a brand new Lunar
• Daisuke told Crow the Sidereals were clearly manipulating things and might have lied to her, but all the same she should travel with them for safety

To-Do
• Return Hearthstone to Lunar south of Whitewall
• Head back into Nexus to talk to the master of the soothsayer from Whitewall
• Head to forge where kid woke up which was a few hundred miles from Nexus
• Begin building an army to answer the declaration of War from the Realm
• Where’s the special hammer the kid used in the forge?



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Scraps of Information

About Me

  • Antedelluvian of the Gangrel Clan, Decimus (the 10th) – Father of the Beast
  • Reached out to Doctor Winters to wake me when I realized the world was in peril
  • Locked myself away with a seal only a human could break in a rundown temple in Prague
  • My blood has the ability to cure the illness in others
    • Is this because of my own power or does it have something to do with the Changeling blood that woke me?

The Giver

  • Encountered a strange creature at the hospital called the Giver, gave me back my memories
  • Had a handful of humans with him that i left alone in exchange for his help
  • Auspex visions revealed exactly what I had expected – from Arcadiau, desires life, Virtue is Charity, is slightly less powerful than I am

Blacklight Laboratory

  • The humans are all deceased, they were performing experiments on supernatural creatures
  • They had Werewolves, Vampires and Changelings captive
  • They believed they could reverse the disease, something let them loose (Cosma?)
  • There were humans that managed to escape, so far unable to track them down (might be dead?)

The Fey

  • Cosma might be the Destroyer God of Changeling Lore
  • Fairly crazy, might be responsible for the plague in the world since she seems to be able to control where it spreads to
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The Pack

Members of the Pack

Bits of information about the current members of the pack.

Brock

  • The Human Ghoul
    • Will some day be the future of the Gangrel Clan and my heir
  • Is Wolf Blooded, interested in being a Hybrid
    • A desecration of the sacred blood, but I always let my children choose
    • Perhaps if my children were stronger, they could survive the plague much as the Weres seem to have

Yanna

  • A Crescent Moon Werewolf
    • Quite adept in spirit Lore
    • Can track spirits, knows sacred Rites to lure them out as well
  • My Second in Command
    • The only one I can count on to oversee things in my absence
    • Can see the bigger picture in all this, shares my vision for taking back the world
  • Older and more powerful than she looks, wise beyond her years
  • A capable warrior despite not being a full moon
    • Can deal grievous wounds with her claws
  • The heart of our pack, her magic binds us all together

The Pack Totem

  • A Young Spirit born into the world with a child
    • Not even old enough to reason, is a creature of basic instinct (aren’t we all?)
  • Seems tied to the young girl that I found in Antarctica
  • Can keep back the plague, but needs to grow stronger
  • Within this spirit I hope to find the spiritual power to integrate myself as the Wolves do with their pack

Blaire

  • A Mage, well versed in Fate
    • Survived by simply being in the right place at the right time
  • Arrived with the gift of a sword which I have used to follow the few strands of Fate left in the world
  • Disappointingly terrible in combat, debunked the theory that all those who remain must be fighters
  • Regularly argues with Ryland, they bicker as children often do
  • Lost her cabal to the plague
  • Currently there is nothing I’ve asked of her other than the random odd job (read this book, answer these questions)

Ryland

  • A mage versed in matters of Death and Spirit
  • Suffers heavily from the Hubris of Mages
    • Fails to recognize his own shortcomings, can’t embrace his own mistakes
    • Far too prideful, cannot be counted on to lead as a result
  • Seems to be slow going in regaining his power
    • I have suggested that Maeve might be able to help him with some of her Goblin Fruit
  • Has yet to complete a single task I’ve given him despite his grandiose claims
    • He did help Sabine successfully defend the Castle against Cosma’s creations, however

Meeda (In Consideration)

  • A Sin Eater and a woman out of time
    • Refreshingly old fashioned, a lady from a time I remember (due to the ghost that possesses her)
  • Within her sleeps a powerful Ghost that staved off the infection at great personal cost
    • A Kindred Spirit, the ghosts strength and selflessness suggests worth to me
  • Has the ability to cast a powerful Boneyard to greatly affect the world around her
  • Can shape phantasms capable of affecting even me
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