The Ahnenerbe Café

The Requiem of the Wizard

After resting up from the last adventure, the party met up once again within the Café. The windows were covered by a dense fog. One immediate insight IO discovered while Tate explored the fog, was the change to the job board. The jobs were now blank. Chaos theorized that the job board was beginning to manifest powers based on the current Spirit Bubbles that reside within the Café. IO attempted to write on the blank pages decorating the board. However any mark made on them disappeared whether by IO or Jiro.

IO then decided to grab the one he wrote on, hoping for the quest he wrote to come true, however the job was much different than previous requests.

The job read,

“Where there was once peace there is war,
We were one now we are four
noble servants come save us all
Our king has taken a deathly fall”

The Café began to spin as per normal, however it arrived to great shouting and mass hysteria. When the door was opened, flashes of people raced past, all armed with simple weapons. One unique feature about this crowd was the overwhelming unity of the color green.

Upon arrival, Chaos was questioned as to our location. He got up and looked around out the door and promptly christened the cobblestone town as “Here”

Tate, thinking quickly, sprang into action, and grabbed a passerby, since “that’s what heroes do”. The first shared that it the greens were fighting the reds before slipping back into the crowd. Not to be deterred, Tate grabbed another and was able to obtain more information.

The man after wetting his appetite on Tea (he was a lightweight) shared that the green and red mobs are both different factions believing the kingdom needed to be under new political management since the passing of the king. The greens believe that a representative democracy would be best for the people, while the reds believe that Oligarchy defines the country and the direction it needs.

Masses of humanity continued to pour down the main street and the man having finished his tea, disappeared into the mix. While this happened, IO and Jiro climbed the Café’s spiral staircase to the roof above the second floor dormitories, looking out above the crowd in an attempt to anticipate the next move. Unable to determine the state of the city, they joined in with the masses, working their way toward the front of the crowd.

When they arrived they saw the gathering of both green and red masses, squaring off shouting insults over a small divide between the two mobs. IO quickly assessed the situation, and determined that peace needed to be made. He quickly ran into the center of town with Jiro following. On the way, the two looked for a place to get above the crowd. They noticed a building with people in white. After interacting with them, the white seemed to be attached to people of the former king’s guard.

With this knowledge, IO quickly made his way into the center of town and continue to search for a place to get above the crowd. After some time, he climbed a greco-roman styled fountain rising to about 15ft in the air.

He called out to the people attempting to bring peace claiming to be sent by Fate itself. They wouldn’t recognize him, so he created an image of an angel and had it descend onto him, trying to gain authority from a higher power. Tate attempted to act in place of the people and the people continued to ignore them, until IO slipped from the statue. He reacted to falling by teleporting slightly. This triggered an outcry from the people. They shouted “HE’S A WITCH

The crowd’s mentality switched and began to assault the wizard, working together to take out the magic user. The party managed to work its way to the front of the crowd, and attempted to fake attacks on IO in order to appease the crowd. However the crowd continued to press in against them. Cor decided that what the situation needed was fog, to help IO escape. However, blows continued to rain in. IO attempted to play off of the blow that Tate lands to have his summon monster, Grig, appear to come out of the wound. However the crowd didn’t buy it. Cor attempts to help by attempting to knock IO unconscious by summoning lightning from the heavens, however his aim wasn’t true, and struck one of the villagers, angering them further. Tate attempts to drag IO away on his shoulder, however, be slips and drops IO, causing IO to flinch in pain, and the villagers didn’t by the bluff.

TO BE CONTINUED

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