So we ended with the doctor attempting to remove Leilana’s arm. The Assassin remembers that I recently learned the realm of create and runs to find me. The Bard stays with Leilana in order to keep the doctor from removing her arm. The doctor is freaking out trying to save the Head Scribe and attempts to kick the Prince Regent out of the surgeons table. Obviously, the prince takes offence to that and is very pleased when the Bard also attempts to stop the doctor.
As that is happening, Bellanox arrives and asks me to come with her to deal with Leilana’s arm. Decland decides to follow as well and as we are all heading up the hill, the scribe that was instructed to place Leilana’s name to the top of the list is shot by one of the Prince Regents’s guards. As soon as this happens, two arrows are shot into the Regent’s chest. Bard flips out and stabs one of the archers with the sword he received from Toshi. Then the Bard “convinces” the doctor to let the Regent go first.
That is when Bella and I arrived and we notice the scribe that had been cut in half (he was the archer). Leilana is alone at this point and I attempt to fix it. I end up completely healing her arm and start to try and locate some food and water for her.
After the doctor is done with the Regent, the Regent gets up and asks that the Bard kneel. He goes from Taryn to Sir Taryn. The Regent asks that Taryn clear the city of the scribes who would revolt against him. (Taryn becomes the new Court Marshall.) He requests that he go find the druids that shot him in the chest while Bella and I stay with Leilana. Taryn ends up sending Decland home.
The doctor still would like to cut off Leilana’s arm. Bella and I get him to wait a day and just give her food and water.
Taryn notices that most scribes who have walking sticks have sticks that are more bulky than normal sticks are supposed to be. He talks to various scribes and finds out that the Scribes of the Second Order are more young or at a middle age and the Scribes of the Third Order. Those from the Third Order tell Taryn that the “sticks” were designed by the Scribes of Locar. The pouch that the scribes wear are reinforced and can be used as a bow.
Taryn asks a Fourth Order scribe who would have the authority to ask the Scribes to string their bows. They reply that it would have to be the Cheif Scribe or one of the 5th Order scribes. Taryn called for them to be brought in for questioning, and 5 scribes (as well as 7 royals) arrive. Taryn asks the royals to leave and all except one do. He then requests that the scribes answer his question. Taryn begins to get annoyed as the scribes lie to his face. One of the head scribes talks to the other scribes and asks them to tell the truth. While doing this, he pats Taryn on the back. It turns out that when he patted Taryn on the back, he poisoned him. After questioning two scribes, he begins to feel woozy. The guards go to grab the scribes and one of them knocks into him and Taryn passes out. As he hits the ground he hears “One of the guards tried to kill the Crown Marshall.”
Decland had gone back to the house when Taryn sent him and told the situation to Grandtier’s wife and explained that the Regent is evil and very chaotic. After Decland explains this, the wife makes a huge pot of corn places a grey pallet in it, after which they clean up the yard. They pick up broken barrels, copper/silver/gold, long and short swords, broken spears, the healers melted cart, and our wet and damaged clothes.
Bella and I are there when they move Leilana to a new room with two other patients. One has no legs and the other is a rather heavyset woman who looks very ill and Bella and I notice that her stomach moves sometimes. The heavyset woman turns out to be the 2nd wife of the king. I believe that the wife is pregnant and go to find Grandtier’s wife to help. (The 2nd wife isn’t supposed to get pregnant.) I leave Bella with Leilana. Once I get to the house, I grab Leilana’s staff and Grandtier’s wife. From there we head up to where I left the others.
Once there, I place Leilana’s staff next to her. She looks a little better when I do so, as though she is pulling energy from the staff. Grandtier’s wife agrees with me that the wife is pregnant.
Decland is still looking around for the Chief of Police in order to find Taryn and talk to him. They find out that Taryn has gone missing and was last seen in the 5th ring interviewing some scribes at a warehouse.
Bella uses a type of poison to make the wife seem dead. Aleice (Grandtier’s wife) and Bella take the wife to prepare her for burial. I stay with Leilana. As those two are making their way across the city a group of scribes see them and want to help. Bella finds out that one of The Counsel of the Scribes has killed Taryn. The scribes help the wife give birth to the new King. Bella tells them that she will kill the Regent and one of the scribes takes her down to within the underground of the city. He gives her a ring and poison in order to kill the prince.
After receiving this, she goes to the second ring to get a pretty dress for the occasion. After that, she heads to the parapets and looks for a trash heap. She ends up finding Taryn and giving him the antidote for the nerotoxin that was given to him. When Taryn wakes up, he’s angry (rightfully so) and wants to kill all of the scribes. Bella puts him back to sleep and takes him back to Grandtier’s and explains what is going on to the wife.
Decland finds where Taryn was last seen as notices that everything has been removed. He goes and reports it to the police. Decland comes up to the castle and tells them to tell the Regent about the disappearance of Taryn and asks to talk to me.
I have been sitting with Leilana and she has been growing plants. I decide to take her into the courtyard and see if this helps.
Tobias has been messing with the Elvish armor around the tree. He ends up placing the armor underneath the tree and he sees the Elf step out of the armor and walks into the tree. The Elf’s name was Ellanoriel Tor’Chashene and he was the Emperor of the Western Wilds. The tree on the armor is now gold.
While Bella is dragging Taryn back to Grandtier’s house, Decland helps Grandtier’s wife with her pot of corn. When it starts boiling, he goes and gets her and they put a giant copper spring in a barrel and pour all of the corn into it. Decland figures out that they are making corn mash. The wife offers him some, which he accepts gratefully. The wife then gives the groggy Taryn some to keep him knocked out and less stabby.
Taryn eventually falls asleep and is visted by the Roc. The Roc tells him he needs to not be affected by things and suggests that he should attempt to achieve the zen of the platinum dragon. In order to learn this, the Roc says, he should find a small person with the head of a dog.
While Taryn is asleep, Bella gets ready for her next hit.
While I’m inspecting the tree that is exactly where I left Leilana, the tree begins to crack. It breaks in the center, revealing Leilana with a fully intact arm. Once she jumps out of the tree, it pulls out its roots and walks out the door. This really confuses the guards. Leilana asks me what happened and I detail the situation for her. She’s just as confused as the rest of us about the archer/scribes. She asks if the Regent was the “whiny boy” and is totally embarrassed when he’s right behind her.
Time goes on and Bella kills whiny boy and then a group of old ladies decides it was Ona and they decide to worship her now. Things are better now that their being run by the old ladies. Time does on and Decland somehow creates a malcontent between the rich and poor (totally not his fault). This splits the town a bit and shit goes down. Things end up pretty much okay though until Decland takes some peyote and thinks the sky is the ground and then shares the love with all of us (us being Taryn and I). We get distracted from trying to protect the town from a huge wave and I end up all snuggly with Taryn (I don’t want to talk about that one). A scribe also attempts to take out Bella and dumps her in the sea.
Bella makes it back fine because of a lovely Captain and we learn that there is a giant man coming from the ice caps beyond the land. Once we’re all back together in our lovely group we see the giant dude come into town. We end up trading him our fancy javelin for the milk of the cow that gave birth to the universe. We debate between using it to save Grandtier and a few other things. Grandtier’s wife says not to worry about him, if he is to go then that’s how it is. Leilana is getting pretty annoyed with all of us debating at this point and asks Onara what would happen if she took it. Onara says that it would make her a sister (Goddess). Leilana then asks Decland what would happen to the karma if she took it. Decland lies and tells her it would get better. Leilana then drinks the milk and a bright light appears.
When it fades, Leilana is gone. The giant begins to laugh and says that we are highly amusing. He then asks if any of us need a jacket, because he wants to trade a seal skin one. I decide to try it on before trading and it turns out someone is in the jacket.
The person in my jacket turns out to be a selkie named Lan. She is the avatar of Leilana who is now the Goddess of Orcs, Scribes, Reforestation, and Rangers. She can turn into a seal, which is cool, I guess.
Decland and Taryn go out front to talk for a bit and see a young girl walking up the path to Toshi’s. The girl attempts to talk to Toshi and get him to make her a sword. Toshi refuses to make her one unless she brings him a mummy heart. Taryn laughs at that and wishes the girl good luck and walks back indoors.
We introduce Taryn to Lan and Lan convinces him to play for her. She then tells us she can heal people and talk to sea animals.
Decland decides to go try and talk to the Counsel. He offers to make food for them.
We end up keeping the new Girl and Lan and take them with us to head towards Blackmoore.
We walk a ways and end up back at the city that we started the war at. They went inside for a bit and took forever to come back. I went in after them to try and get them to come out. Decland looks like shit, but Lan is alright.
Once we get back out we decide to walk around on the beach side of the city because of the army on the desert side. Lan gets us some food.
Eventually we come to a cliff face that runs along the ocean. After walking along there for a bit we come to a sheer cliff. Lan goes off to inspect the other side. I decide to try and destroy the water near the beach so we can get the cart off the cliff face before the storm hits. I balls up the spell and end up making a weird horse. Decland comes down with me and tries to preform a faith based spell and ends up being hit by lightning. This makes Taryn, Decland, and I deaf for a bit.
I lead my horse up the mountain and Taryn decides to turn into a leviathan in order to move our things to a safer place. We get the horses and everyone on, but once he starts to swim, Decland and Bella fall off. Lan is in the water and tries to get the Leviathan out to sea because they’re not supposed to be so close to the shore (she does not realize that it is Taryn).
I decide to jump on my horse and try and find either Decland or Bella. I eventually get to Decland and try to pull him up. He spooks my horse a couple times before I can pull him up onto the horse. By this time, the new Girl has fallen off the leviathan as well and Lan found Bella and is trying her best to keep her out of the water. Tobias and the horses are alright so far, however.
Decland and I get turned around and end up way further away than we’re supposed to be and decide to just get to land. Tobias falls off the leviathan once but is able to stay on the rest of the time. The cart falls into the ocean, but the horses are able to make it onto the beach with Decland and I. It turns out my horse was a Prismatic mount and it disappears once the sun comes up. Lan is able to pull the new girl to the beach and Tobias follows soon after as well as Taryn. We realize soon after that we have lost Bellanox.
Decland wanders off and eventually calls out to Tobias. As Tobias watches, Decland stabs himself in the heart with Crawlsagat.
RIP BELLANOX AND DECLAND
Bella – You were the bomb. I’ll miss the “let’s just kill people” chats.
Decland – You were annoying sometimes, but I wish you would’ve held out. We’ll really miss you.