The Ahnenerbe Café

Terror in the Big City
Session 2

The Cafe continued to spin, food flying everywhere. Curry splattered across Cor and Doyle’s faces. The Cafe came to an abrupt stop. Doyle crashed into a wall unconscious. Cor quickly cleaned up, and the party looked outside.

The city around them was comprised of massive buildings made of metal, like our weapons. The roads were made of a smooth rock that seemed to never end. The buildings radiated with luminescence, brightening the roads enough to be able to see, but dark enough to cast long shadows throughout the city.

Chaos explained further that the Spirit Bubbles were connected to the people in need as well as the Cafe. The Cafe seemed to be connected to fate itself. It went largely over the party’s head in terms of understanding.

The party exited the Cafe and knocked on the nearest door. There was no response. The party asked the Spirit Bubble to guide them. The Spirit Bubble attempted to shrug and trilled out its usual “Quee – Quee”. The party split slightly to explore the new territory. Tate ran around one of the buildings stumbling upon the party once again. After some confusion arose of there being a second party as well as Jiro not speaking Western Gnomatic, suddenly sounds like foot steps running sounded from the east.

The party chased after the sounds as they moved throughout the city. Jiro came up with the idea to “suu-round” them. With Jiro and Cor moving to flank the sounds, I-O directs Tate to find the “other party” on the far side of the search area. Tate immediately charges there to stumble across two law enforcement officers finding him unknowingly breaking curfew.

Cor finds Tate with the officers and their weapons drawn. The two continue to direct them to the rest of the party. Some confusion ensues and Tate ends up unconsious due to the gun of one of the officers. The officers explain to the group that they are now in the city of Crysta. They explain the situation to be more pressing than describe in the job posting. They claim the city’s law enforcement, CLEO, has been effectively eliminated by one man over the past year or so. This man has been making the officers disappear one by one, and now the two of them are left. They ask for assistance in stopping this man, Ardus, who they claim is a cyborg or “Wizard” with electrical powers.

Tate awakes from his slumber and is informed that he won a fight with a terrifying monster, but as a result of his win, he fell unconscious and lost his memory of the event. He is also convinced that the fallen police officers will join in the assault on the crystal and charged off to find and stop them. The two officers, Julius and Tonya, direct the rest of the party to the building that contains the crystal that seems to be the prize that Ardus has been seeking for some time. The building happens to be CLEO headquarters.

Julius directs the group through the building explaining further that Ardus’ intentions are to take the crystal for himself. This crystal is what keeps the city of Crysta running and without the crystal, the city itself would fall into ruin. It is the power for the governing central system and is essential for life in Crysta. They know tonight is the night that he would come. Julius direct the group into a supply closet where a hidden door is activated for the group to enter into the room where the crystal is stored. I-O grabbed some supplies as the group went.

The group enters into a large room (100ft x 100ft x 40ft) with the “crystal” in middle of room. The crystal seems to a large liquid flowing with electricity in a test tube structure in the middle of mechanical monstrosity.

Suddenly, a voice sprang out from the other side of the room. Descending with bat-like wings, a red shirt, flowing long coat, a man flew down onto a catwalk on the other side of the crystal from the party. He introduced himself as Ardus, and boasted in his assured victory.

Cor initiated conversation with him, distracting the electric vampire while party worked on getting into place. Jiro snaked along the right, whileI-O flanked the right. About halfway through the conversation, Ardus began to monologue about his need for absolute power obtained through his elimination of CLEO and taking the crystal. Cor debated this point with him until they reached a point about dominance over animals. Ardus claimed his superiority over them, andI-O noticed an opportunity to prove him wrong. I-O used his magic to summon the Eagle to show just how wrong Ardus was in his dominance. This action triggered Ardus to fly into a frenzy, striking Cor into the wall.

Ardus quickly fell to the might of the Eagle and Jiro’s blade with assistance from Julius and Tonya. Jiro’s blunt edge of his mighty blade knocked out Ardus. I-O attempted to be clever and use the “tape” he found in the offices above to tie up Ardus, however he broke out of it with ease.

It was at this moment the crystal behind everyone began to crackle with energy. In a fury of electrical sparks from the top of the crystal, a Spirit Bubble emerged. This Spirit Bubble was red with slanted eyes. The second Bubble and the one resting on Jiro’s shoulder teamed up and threw the electric vampire cyborg into the crystal itself. Screams bellowed out from the crystal until it gradually grew quiet.

Julius passed out from the overwhelming shock of the abilities of the outsiders around him. As he did, the Cafe appeared as if it was falling through the ceiling. When it did, the front door opened and Chaos greeted everyone. Tonya and Chaos recognized each other and talked about her posting. She shared that she knew about the Cafe and posted the message as an attempt to limit the damage of the day’s events. She knew that CLEO would have died had Julius and her been by themselves.

After the party said their good-byes. the door to the Cafe closed, as they were greeted by Tate at the bar and a still unconscious Doyle.

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Adventures in Lialda
Session 1

The adventure began in the Ahnenerbe Cafe, all of the party entered in to the cafe one by one. I-O went around to most everyone asking whether they had seen his sister. After finding out that no one had seen her, he went over to the job board and inspected the jobs available. I-O pulled a job request from the board and the cafe itself began to spin. The cafe teleported to a different land. The job request reads “Help! I’m trapped by an evil Goblin King!” A young girl entered into the cafe asking about who accepted her job request. She shared with the group that the request was a lie and instead goblin hordes invade the town nightly.

The group arrived into the town of Lialda and notice that the town doesn’t seem to be in the state that the girl described. After asking around, the group learned that Gublin run through town nightly and not always from the same direction. The group decided to wait until nightfall to follow the gublin. While in town, Doyle meditated at the church. Cor attempted meditation with his deity on the porch of the general store, attempting to discern his true purpose for being involved. His training as a farmer seemingly did not prepare him for this. I-O went to the school and learned about the culture and history of the people. Jiro talked with the blacksmith, and the town hall representative (of the autonomous collective for this week) to journey over to the school to hear that the earth is round. This was a surprising contrast to the teaching of his ancestors.

As evening fell, Jiro and Doyle sat and had tea in the center of town, joined by Tate after finally waking from his stay within the Cafe. I-O collected the historical information (History Book, writing utensils, and the globe) (Paying 3 gold in their place) and took position as a sentry on one of the more sturdy roofs in the center of town.

The gublin rampaged their way into town and chaos ensued. In short, the goblins were knocked unconscious and a Spirit Bubble became attached to Jiro (Who knocked out most of the gublin)

The gublin were questioned, then released to go their separate ways (still searching for the spirit bubble) and the group returned to the cafe. While in the Cafe, Chaos described the Spirit Bubble and told us that a Spirit Bubble is a part of an Archangel. If 7 Spirit Bubbles from the same angel combine together, the angel reforms and will grant one wish. He also suspected that the gublin were sent by someone, but didn’t share names.

Chaos told the group that the gathering of the spirit bubbles must be why the Cafe itself has gathered us all here. Doyle acknowledged this and went over to the job board and grabbed the job request “Missing Person. Please Help!”

The Cafe began to spin once again.

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