PQ - New World Order

Episode One: Many Rooms
Orientation after the Burn.

Darina goes swimming and comes to breakfast eventually.
Blue goes out to enjoy sun before breakfast.
Pravuil finds pants and then goes to look at the ship.
Mark gets suited up and tends to Rupert.
Ramsey gets dressed.
Pravuil and Tarantula meet at breakfast first.

The Gretch brings us breakfast and says he is free and likes it here and will cook for us. We find out that this is our place now, but no one truly owns this place. The Gretch would be willing to take on the responsibilities.

Staff:
Tangiers
Chef Gretch
Suzy East and Suzy West
Callum Cree
Charlotte
Simon Brand
The Drones
Adam

Algiers was Tangiers erstwhile brother.

Someone asked about a booking in a month’s time, showed up in person. Tangiers cannot remember what his name was or what he looked like. Tangiers knows that he was given the name but can’t remember it. Pravuil looks at the security footage, guy all in black, no detail. Tarantula figures out that he has carved a hole in reality, she is afraid of him. He says he will come in June. Pravuil finds there is a whole in the sum of all knowledge where the man who isn’t here would be.

There are guests here, we have five occupied rooms. it is the beginning of the season.

Lord and Lady Midden of Galina
Samantha Blake and James Hattiger
Jane Fallows
Morrison Holiday
Tinetagel

The ship is passing through, going east.

We can all now tell that things are heavy, and that we are heavy.

The Gretch, Tangiers and all the Adams are heavy.

Map Room or Architectural Design Room:
Looks a lot like the study.
The Globe is blank beyond Cliffside
The maps are blank.
The drawing implements are heavy.
Ramsey draws an England on the map, but it does not appear on the globe or in the encyclopedia of all knowledge in Pravuil’s head.
Pravuil looks at computers that have coordinates of everything that wasn’t… .
What Ramsey drew was a copy of what exists… the computers contain what doesn’t exist.
On the base of the Globe there are three initials, MDS we presume for Michael David Surrey.
Tarantula makes an obelisk next to the lighthouse on the globe and the map of Cliffside.
Mark thinks that the man who is a whole might be from the black egg of the Phoenix.
Blue finds out using Mind Probe on the Globe that the train is the moving city called Desaen. She accesses everyone’s mind at Cliffside and its environs briefly.
There are maps on the walls, star maps, maps from the Age of Exploration, maps of layers of the veil, map of the former artificial spaces of Cliffside and the burn.
Little Eden and the lighthouse still exist in Cliffside.

Ramsey adds a level of security to the map room, he creates a laser beam alert that Pravuil and Tarantula will be aware of if someone disrupts the beam.

The Vault:
The vault’s lock requires giving a bit of our essence. There is an airlock.
Sterile and stagnant, empty shelves and a reel to reel tape recorder with a tape on it.
The reel on the recorder has a song on it – the song of creation and destruction.

The Door Room:
On every other door there is a symbol that represent for each of us our place of origin. There are 6 doors that are black. They are in pairs.

Pravuil, Ramsey and Darina feel fear when looking at their black door.

The Forge:
Smelly, hot crowded, too much junk all around. Ramsey loves it for not apparent reason… This is the place that powers Cliffside and also harbors Tarantula’s children.
Schematics of how to create a child that can manipulate the world, is sentient, and can be a tool. In the schematics we see names of those that went before, Charlotte, Tristan, etc…

Library:
We can’t find a door to the library. We think we can access it through the map room. The computers in the map room are an access point to the library. We could create a door to the library using the map room if we wanted.

Tarantula stays in the Forge with her brood.

We are handed a note from Tangiers from someone else that says ‘Welcome to the God Game.’

TO DO:
We want to visit:
lighthouse
train schedule
aviary – probably aren’t any cages with giant birds
Mark wants to go to the gift shop

Ramsey wants to overhaul the camera technology and make the wold in the image of what he wants it to be… crazy old coot.

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Episode Two: Dots and Dashes
In which the Hosts of Cliffside meet the Guests...

TO DO:
Does Cliffside have a personality?
lighthouse
train schedule
aviary – probably aren’t any cages with giant birds
Mark wants to go to the gift shop
Little Eden
Greet the guests
Find out about Jane’s communications

Aviary – there are no cages, or birdpeople. No large eggs of any color or kind. Lush vegetation. Lovely orchids. The birds are chatty and the acoustics are good. There are insects. We see Adam standing outside the aviary, we go to see him. Adam is weaving, we thank him for his hard work.

Greeters –
Lord and Lady Galina – fairly tall, hefty, roughly humanoid. Slightly ashen. Rougher. Dressed in blues and oranges, mottled coloring. Ornamentation that is leaden in color. Lord Midden has a beard and spectacles, Lady has her hair tied back in a long plait. They are very pleased to see Blue and Mark. They are awaiting the result of a complicated succession resolution. They claim Jane Fallows have been problematic, yelling and screaming in the night and they want her moved. They think it’s admirable that that we aren’t aligned with anyone, independent and free of thought. That may be why we are such a beacon and why people are drawn here. We recommend to them to visit the beach etc.

Jane Fallows – (the screamer, Theda Barra look alike) A stunning woman who is 5’4", not a twig but fit, bob cut, 1920’s style dame. Dressed in a flapper dress with a cigarette holder. She is intensely reading the menu as if to avoid what’s going on in the dining room. She is worried about her notoriety and is trying to avoid the hoi polloi. Thanks us for the rapid booking. She is curious about The Gretch, we tell her that he is someone who relishes his seclusion. Jane has been having issues with the communication system, she keeps getting phone calls, with strange sounds on the other end – beeping or clicking, patterns. It has interrupted her sleep. She says she has talked to Tangiers about this and he brushed her off. Blue and Mark promise to help out and suggest that they might relocate her. She mentions that she was getting these calls before she came here. The quality has changed. The rhythmic beeping is new. Offers to do signings after the premiere of “Here Comes Trouble” which will be in two days. Is Tarantula finds no records of phone calls to Ms. Fallows room. Pravuil finds that as well.

Sam and James – Sam (f) has a leather jacket, tattoo piercings. James is a hipster. They are picking at their food, and have had two mimosas a piece. They are happy and plastered. They are going to add this to the route. They are on honeymoon. They say this place is the best. They parked the cab and suggest the valet should not get in the cab. Because they might die. “It’s particular.” They mention the movie premiere. They also mention that in their timeline she has been dead for 50 years. Mark promises that there will be posters – he expects there is something in the gift shop.

Morrison Holiday – Grey man in a grey suit with a grey hat and a grey umbrella. He seems to know numbers very well. He does logistics for DeSaen and is wondering why he hasn’t had a reply to his message yet because they are usually prompt.

Is Tarantula finds out -The train always stops at the train station once a day. Right now Desean is four light minutes from the train stop and is not moving.

Morrison believes that it is not moving because he is on vacation. He asks for more tea.

Tintagel – Guy looks like he’s made out of a tapestry. He has a glass of beer or mead and bread. He has spoken to ‘Cliffside’ briefly and is impressed. He was worried when the borders changed but is now content. He is thinking about moving here. Cliffside was recommended to him by the bird. He tells us that the borders continue to change. Cliffside is interested in happy with the idea.

Does Cliffside have a personality? – YES

Update To Do:
lighthouse
Mark wants to go to the gift shop
Little Eden
Find out about Jane’s communications
Figure out what’s up with DeSaen

Is Tarantula notices that there is a bright star that is not hers in the nexus (nursery), it is of the nature of Bluebell. To accelerate growth Tarantula must be in direct proximity to the nexus.

Ramsey futzes.
Ramsey tries to make a few precautions. He takes some complicated gizmos with weird names.
Is Tarantula believes they might be out of power. Tarantula packs an egg. Ramsey makes her a mobius wrap for the egg. He invests some essence in it to make it heavish. Ramsey makes it look unncessarily steampunk.
They go to the map room to make a door to DeSaen from the Obelisk. The door is triangulated properly with help from Pravuil. Pravuil acts snarky about astronomical distances. The door is created carefully and we whitelist the beings we want to go through it – sentience is required to send things through.

The sound that comes through the door is the wind that erases everything.

Ramsey sends the drones through.

Mark says the sound is like the ‘Winds of Limbo.’ We see grey through the door. We have lost communications with the drones. We think they may not exist anymore.

DeSaen still exists so we think the door does not go to there, but instead to Limbo. DeSaen is outside the data store.

In the map room, on the Globe, we can see that there is a break in the tracks past DeSaen from us (about a mile from the train).

Ramsey sketches in reality near where he wants the tracks to be. A valley. The door now works.

Morrison recommends Maximillian DeGuerre – the Prime Minister, Sofia Aristophalus, the engineer.

Tangiers rolls up to Jane Fallows’ table with the phone. Pravuil listens in. It’s a communication that he observes and records. The source is not identifiable – not an extension from inside Cliffside. Mark listens in. It is a morse code SOS call.

Drones are detecting no signals from DeSaen despite being right in front of the engine – has a sphere on the front which is darkened and cracked.

Pravuil find out that our switchbox connects directly to another switchbox identical to it with no loss of signal. The signal is from the switch room in DeSaen. We send back a message in Morse Code to DeSaen.

Mark brings us all environment suits. Darina puts one on. So do the others. Pravuil and Mark elect to stay behind. We take an Adam with us.

Blue uses clairvoyance to see through the door – she sees an abstracted vision of the island we created shrinking, it’s being eroded and eaten and the same thing is happening with the tracks we created and DeSaen itself is decaying as well.

To Do DeSaen :

Pravuil and Mark handle communication and supply. – laser arrays that can communicate through the door, we radio to the laser arrays.
We contact the leadership
We try to fix things.

We go through. We step through the doorway and we feel a vibration that reminds of us of the winds of Limbo. We manage to stay there for five minutes and then we see reality crack and the tracks fall away and disappear.

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Episode Three: Derailed
In which the Winds of Limbo beckon...

Ramsey runs off to create something to solve the problem, and heads to the forge. We don’t see him again until next session. Presumably he is making something clunky, steampunky, that spews noxious gases.

The Sphere in the front of the train is broken, that is where the star should go. We think we might be able to put IsTarantula’s child with the moby wrap where the sphere was.

Blue pulls Darina, Ramsey and IsTarantula back through the door.

The space next to the train seems to be quite safe. It’s just the area in front of the train that is an issue. Pravuil creates a space adjacent to the train instead of in front of the train, and puts the door there. It will be a refueling/maintenance station. IsTarantula is going to warn them that we are going to add the space. facepalm

DeSaen has responded ‘Lockdown initiated.’ Communications are cut off.

Mark determines that this is not an escatological event for DeSaen.

Darina gives Blue a 5 Spiritual Fortune’s boon for trying to do telepathy to the Prime Minister.

Mark talks to Morrison. Morrison explains that: Lockdown means there has been some sort of incursion and they are now under martial law. He believes they will consider us approaching them a hostile act. He gives us a specific thing to say to them if we can get them to listen. “On Holliday”.

Blue and IsTarantula try to warn DeSaen that Blue is going to try to contact the Prime Minister using telepathy and explains about the depot, they use the code name “On Holliday”. We have no idea if they heard anything.

IsTarantula and Blue attempt to go through the door together. They can see that there are shields down over the windows of the cockpit. Mark and Darina join when we know it’s not pure vacuum. We can see the void from where we are. It is now brushing against the front. That is why the sphere is decaying.

Apparently the skin prevents telepathy. Blue uses Clairvoyance to try to figure out what is going on. There is a timer that is at 1:37 and is counting down. There are large weapons and people are huddling in their rooms. Someone is constructing a device of some sort – it’s not a bomb but it is complex.

Pravuil and IsTarantula try to use the PA systems in the train to speak to them. They throw mental woogie powers at it.

Mark signals the train.

We hear screams and gunfire and radio chatter that is in a language we don’t recognize (even Pravuil) through the intercoms. The root of the language is similar to Tundrakian (Space Nazi language).

IsTarantula touches the skin which feels cold. She climbs onto the train and the sound of the wind seems to be scratching inside her head.

Mark grabs the handle thingy.

IsTarantula finds out more about the sphere. It not only powers the train but also forges a path through reality like a plow, and it connects to things inside DeSaen. The star is dead.

Mark uses the handle to open an hatch into the engineering section, we go into it.

Blue does telepathy with the Prime Minister. He says there was a detonation in front of the train and there are intruders.

We realize there is a chance that inserting the power source could cause a catastrophic failure. He suggests that we power the wheel to go backwards.

Pravuil sends an Adam through. He barely fits in the corridors at all.

Pravuil creates a peninsula along the train with an occasional bush/flora, that goes about 8 miles. He sends one Adam to the terminus.

We use the handle again. We hear a claxon and PA message. We send Adam first. The walls of the train manage to scrape off some of Adam’s substance. We are in the wheel room, which is a huge space which is nice because Adam fits. The wheel is perpendicular to the train and is on an axis. The wheel is heavy. We are noticed by the people with the device. We identify that there are targets ahead. A flash of light and Adam gets blown to pieces. IsTarantula is badly hurt.

Blue distracts them in their heads. Darina creates illusions of multiple Adams. IsTarantula shoots at the intruders with physics. Mark shoots his shot gun.

The intruders disappear ‘Echo 1 punch out.’

Darina has the fake Adams advance with menacing arms. The real Adam hurls a piece of his damaged body
toward the target.

The intruders shots hit the wall, which breaks, and one of the wheel brackets, which doesn’t break. The wheel might be spinning up.

Mark shoots and tries not to hist Blue. The other intruder is shot and his arm is crushed. ‘Echo 2 punch out’ the intruder disappears.

IsTarantula realizes the weapons feel like her. Fundamental physical forces. The Wheel absorbed a little bit of the energy and is starting to spin. IsTarantula bleeds off some of the energy and heals herself a bit.

Darina gets Adam his chunk back.

Blue realizes the devices are used to move objects. She disconnects it gracefully. Mark does it less gracefully with his and breaks it.

There are at least 10 other intruders along the length of DeSaen.

We realize we need Ramsey to install the star or to man the wheel.

Darina and Mark go onto the sphere to fix the conduits with the acetylene torch. Mark goes in a gecko humanoid form. Darina camouflages the two of them.

Blue thinks she never made connection with any one of them.

Pravuil isolates the frequency that the dudes are using and could jam it if we had more equipment.

We talk to the Prime Minister. Also the timer is now at 45:37 sec. Pravuil retrieves Ramsey and his device, puts him into an environmental suit and takes him through the door and to the wheel room

TO DO:
finish fixing the housing of the sphere
simultaneously installing the star and steering the wheel
not getting shot
repelling the remaining ten invaders somehow
as soon as Ramsey is through the door, move the door, we need to get the Adams at the other end of the train we need the Adams to get rid of the other two devices
Open the doors

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Episode Four: The Long Tail
In which the Hosts raise a small Army of Adams...

Damaged Adam return to Cliffside.
Damaged Adam gets fixed at Cliffside.
Pravuil moves the door to the terminus of the train and sends through three additional Adams and Blue.

The replacement Adam who goes through the front (before the door is moved) and joins Ramsey and Darina in the the wheel room.

IsTarantula and Mark work on the conduit fixing.

Ramsey created a spear lock, for Pravuil. It throws flaming spears. We would like it to be heavy. Ramsey uses a star. Pravuil names it Child Star.

Pravuil witnesses Adam acting caring towards the other Adam.

IsTarantula helps Mark. She pushes back the forces that are eroding their memories etc. And Mark sees ‘things’ out of the corner of his eye, in the distance.

On the wheel Ramsey believes the symbols make a sentence.

The Terminus seems ok, but beyond the Terminus is the Long Tail, which is in progress of being built. If the Terminus goes then the train cannot move, and the devices are in the Long Tail.

IsTarantula preps the child star for it’s new job.
Ramsey prepares to do his job and opens the door at the time of the synchronized actions.

Blue and the squad of Adams enter into the Terminus carefully.

We attempt to reverse the train.
We communicate with Maximillian DeGuerre. We inform him what we are doing.

We see a collection of blips on the screen in the Terminus near the Long Tail.

“Disconnection in 3 minutes”

Pravuil moves the door so that he and the Adams can go to the blips at the Terminus.

He reminds us not to move the front of the train past the door.

Blue takes her squad towards where we think the devices are.

Pravuil takes point and goes towards the blips.

Pravuil gets info on the decoupling, and gets a Fortune’s Boon, IsTarantula starts booking towards the location of the decoupling.

We warn DeGuerre that things might get rocky, and he reassures us that this train is still under lockdown. No one has been able to communicate with DeSaen’s security, and we have not seen any of them.

One of Blue’s Adams gets destroyed and the stairway is damaged as well.

Pravuil rises through a hail of fire, and feels like someone is punching through his reality. His left wing is ripped up, he will have to land soon. Some of his ribs have been removed. His right foot is obliterated.

Blue locates the device and strikes at the dude. Her Adam’s charge the other dude.

Pravuil uses his magic Angel powers to order the Adams to do things, and then he activates ChildStar.

Blue kills it with the sword, the armor holds it together. One Adam takes a hit to the leg,

Prvauil can see the armor through ChildStar and targets the leader. The spear punches through the armor and inside the armor there is an explosion of flame that is held by the armor. The body slams into the wall behind it. Two Adams are cut down. The other Adam is engaged in hand to hand combat. The third Adam is making his way to the coupling.

Blue rushes to join the combat with the other intruder. Adam is being ripped apart. Blue targets a crucial part of the intruder with the sword.

Pravuil gives the Adam’s a rousing speech and launches after the last Space Nazi.

Ramsey jerks the train and gives tactical information to Adams, Blue and Pravuil.

Darina creates a prophylactic Adam ring illusion.

IsTarantula finds the deceased security guards on her trip.

Pravuil’s actions have stopped the clock.

Mark removes a deck of cards that effects probability.

Mark gets a 10 Fortune’s Boon.

Pravuil’s group get benefit from the jerk, all enemy combatant shots miss. Pravuil shoots one of the two remaining Space Nazis. An Adam gets ahold of the faceplace of the Space Nazi that is trying to attack the coupling. The Adam remains locked in combat.

Blue deactivates devices, IsTarantula is on route, Ramsey and Darina stare at where Mark was, and then feel foolish because apparently he never left.

IsTarantula giggles.

The Space Nazi’s are channeling forces which is why their limb flailing is damaging the Adams.

Pravuil kills the last Space Nazi.

Blue tries to heal the Adam which is missing a leg.

Four intruders are still missing.

IsTarantula unhardens the coupling link that she had hardened earlier.

Prvauil returns to the gate and returns to Cliffside with an Adam, for the Adam to watch the gate, and so that Pravuil can move the gate.

Recovery Scene:

We bring DeSaen back to Cliffside.
We tell Prime Minister DeGuerre what happened and agree to leave DeSaen at Cliffside until they can repair and get able to defend themselves.

We try to develop a Space Nazi detector with bits and the signal. We try to find their power source. The armor and the weapons are defunct now, they are only conduits. They were communicating on regular electro magentic spectrum, not the same sort of force that they were a conduit for. Once they were unplugged we could see them.

We crack open the armor of the deceased Space Nazis. They are three or four generations, technologically, further along from the Space Nazi’s we saw in the Garden. Very pale humans inside, hairless. Black pupilless humans.

The area in front of DeSaen is still howling and the breach is still there and is still expanding.

We may have brought the Space Nazis that were hiding with us.

All Adams get an award, they get embossed, and Darina gives them Fortune’s Boon (20 for all of them). We give them a ceremony etc. The injured Adam is recovering and is chatting with the gardener. The Adams are touched. And they feel loss for their fallen. Blue gets a tingle of empathy from them, not a lot, but more than there was. The complement of Adams now number 21.

We will determine what we recover in the scene.

Pravuil removes the gate.

We name a gift after Morrison Holiday.

To Do:

Fix Pravuil
Figure out how to feed the kids which are currently deployed.
Host the Prime Minister and other dignitaries at Cliffside for a little vaca. We offer to provide facilities.
Determine how to create more Adams.
Make Blades? (probably shouldn’t let Ramsey do this on his own)

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Intermission
In which the Hosts lick their wounds...

We get 3 improvement points.
We gave eachother a level 1 abilities.
We get 100 pts of energy to distribute amongst our energies.

Recovery Scene actions:

Blue spends time in the gardens skyclad, photosynthesizing
Blue plays attention to the guests as well.
Blue focuses on helping the Adams.

Pravuil has a crisis of faith, prays a bunch. He is disturbed that he’s becoming a creator – blasphemy. He gets an answer that he needs to go through his door, not the one that repels him but the one which draws him.

Darina will swim in the ocean and some in the hotel pool. She gets a swimsuit from Mark to wear in the pool.
Darina hangs out and gets to know the staff, and tries to find out what the Gretch is up to.
Sometimes the food is waiting when the staff get there and the Gretch is in the walkin. “Who is cooking? Did he cook it before?”

IsTarantula’s children are already weaned and are now juveniles. They can regenerate themselves, but it’s slow.
IsTarantula spends time with the Adam’s Before this, the amount of combat and Adam had seen was minimal.
They are willing to sacrifice for Cliffside.
They sometimes feel a ‘phantom Adam’. But the owners cannot sense the phantom Adams.
The substance of the Adams comes from Tendrakia (Old Space Nazi land). It is called Obsidian Forge Stone, and we need twice the volume of an .Adam to create an Adam. We will need the forge, and while they cannot forge themselves, they know how to do it, they can show the way.

Mark tends the shop, spends time with Rupert and Charlotte. She wants red licorice, she likes Twizzlers..And she calls Mark “Fantasic” and asks if he will be her Twizzler supplier from now on. Ms. Fallows has been asking about Mark and Charlotte is jealous. She wants us very much to watch the Ms.Fallow’s show. Windroses’s follow their path. She books acts and schmoozes with the talent. “To some people I’m not real. I am written.” She comes from Blacktree in North Carolina, but it has disappeared, which is when she ended up in Domino Mile. Mark recommends she talk to Tintagel. She tells Mark to look in the library to find out about Blacktree. She compliments Rupert and scritches him. Sometimes pets don’t like her.
Mark tries to figure out if there is a way to actually conduct business. Mark can open the door of his shop to someplace else. The door has to be in a controlled domain.
Mark is heavier than before and perceives us as lighter than before.

Mark spills what was up with the cards. They are a dangerous and powerful device. When he used them he was briefly transported to a place where he communicated with the Shadowy man who made a reservation at Cliffside. He congratulated us on ‘playing’ the god game. “We are playing on the level of gods.” He is in the same position, he is another player in the game.

Pravuil shares his concern about creation. We accompany Pravuil to the door room. The place feels different, like it’s pregnant with possibilities. Both sets of doors seem more aware? compelling?
Childstar wishes to come along.
The other side of the door has green rolling hills, blue skies, marble pillars reaching into the sky, other marble structures in the distance. Darina, IsTarantula, Blue and Ramsey try to go along. “The where of here is only itself.” Blue senses minds near the structures. Pravuil feels like this is his domain as in he belongs here.

To Do:
Alliances as part of the God Game individually or collectively

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Episode Five: Hopscotch
One for sorrow, two for mirth...

We crest the hill and can hear the sound better, it’s like a glass armonica. There is a forest far off in the distance. There are rolling hills.

Ramsey puts a flower in a preservation tube.

We see a huge complex of marble buildings, looks like the Acropolis. Somethings seem to be crumbling. Ramsey takes a sample of some of the marble for later.

We hear a young girl singing the rhyme of the mockingbird.

Pravuil doesn’t sense any others. Darina is worried about not knowing protocol, Pravuil is unconcerned.

The small girl is playing hopscotch, ten square style, and there is a stone in one of the squares. She waves to us.

We recognize her from a piece of art.

She speaks to Pravuil as if she knows us. She says we always sees us. We tell Mark that the small girl says he should feel free to join us. She is ‘Heaven’, She says we are all safe, at least now, because Pravuil is here. His presence makes the place safe. She is his connection. The naming of something is very important. It makes them more real. Initial namings are very celebrated and very powerful. This is a game of territory. There are many different ways to change the game. She believes that Cliffside may have a ‘stone’ upon it, might be untouchable, untouched, so far.

She believes we threw the stone.

She tells Pravuil that there are no others of his order right now. The Creator was a very good creator, she liked him a lot, She calls Pravuil the creator. The last creator was a mason. He carved before the burn,

She tells Pravuil that he is the last one, and that he is new to this. She says she will always be there for him. She realizes he is unready.

We will meet many others who have survived many burns. The one we having coming to us is very dangerous, he is very old. She believes he plays for all the others who survive. He pushes the game. His presence causes creation and destruction. Mark wonders if he is the black egg.

We tell Heaven that the white egg is safe. She is the other one who always survives.

It is uncommon for a group like us to all survive. She has survived many but not as many as the nameless one.

We tell her about the fascists that tried to steal Desaen.

She does not know what is beyond the black doors, but believes that it is keyed to each one of us. She believes the burn was tampered with. She asks Pravuil if he is ready, and he says ‘no’ and she says that that means he is now ready. Pravuil does not know if free will was a mistake or not. She says that the predecessor learned but did not regret.

She says not to ignore the black doors. The black doors are new, and she believes it is from the Nameless Ones. If you have lived through the burn, you have influence, unless you are a place. The Gretch may also be a creator.

Desaen is a place that ‘gets around’.

‘Here we are separate, but in no way less real.’

This is a good place to practice. There are no others there.

Ramsey calls Darina’s advice not to ignore the Gretch ‘wise’ and we decide to return.

Pravuil hugs the child, he feels connected to The Creator again.

We need to figure out who is heavy, and could create.

Potential things:
Tangiers
Adams

Potential other creators:
The Gretch – his door may be somewhere else

Pravuil believes that some creator exists that was there during our burn, communicating with the Tendrakians, and created the other Space Nazis that we have encountered.

DeSaen’s creator?

Is it important that Jane Fallows is a star?

(the gift shop door could go to DeSaen)

To Do:
IsTarantula yells at Ramsey

Try to talk to DeSaen
Darina talk to the Gretch to see what his feelings on The Nameless one are, etc
Ramsey wants to have a ‘God Game’ hoedown/high tea
What is destroying territory?
Black doors.
White doors.
Creating more reality.
Gladhand Jane Fallows.

DeSaen function and Fallows.

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Episode Six: Erebus
The motions of his spirit are dull as night...

…And his affections dark as Erebus.

Ramsey dashes through his black door before IsTarantula can yell at him. We follow him, because we don’t trust him to go by himself. We are icked out by the place.

There is very little light, the sun is below the horizon, and everything is washed out in reds and white. It is sooty and oily and gross. The ground is broken and black and covered in a thousand fires’ worth of soot. Buildings everywhere, in the Parliament area, and we can see a shell of Big Ben. Black ooze seems to have dripped down it. The Thames is dry and we see the remains of boats. Bones all over the streets.

Ramsey stows a femur for later. We are standing at a crossroads near two bodies that are an amalgam of flesh and metal that are connected to sockets in the street. The flesh is mostly rotted. Glowing red through the eye sockets. IsTarantula feels the presence of her children inside the bodies. They do not respond to IsTarantula, they have no words.

The beings bow to Ramsey. The umbilical tech behind them is holding them up and not their legs. They have only purpose (based on Blue’s analysis) they only have duty, no mind. We hear a faint whine of wind and a thrumming beating sound of engines that we can feel in our bodies. It feels post-escatonic. IsTarantula touches one of the creatures which drains her of energy. Ramsey orders them to stand down. He orders the two to share their energy.

We hear a scream and a growl that comes from deep inside the city. The sound is traveling at least a mile. Ramsey thinks he can see the mistakes he’d make and never make them. Blue sends a mind probe towards the growling. IsTarantula feels thousands of her children there. Pravuil gets some elevation to see from above.

Blue senses only a hunger, it was made to hunt. It has sensed prey. Sn;he believes it is IsTarantula it is sensing. Blue is moving her towards the door.

Pravuil sees something moving, the size of a few grizzlies side by side.

IsTarantula senses hunger and a recognition of ‘Mommy’, she retreats.

Ramsey thinks he can fix it.

Pravuil sees a tower with a light at the top, which is where the cables are going.

Ramsey thinks there is more to be learned here but perhaps not today. Ramsey touches one of the umbilici and a voice tells him it needs to talk to him. Pravuil offers to lift Ramsey up to see what he can see. Pravuil lifts him.

IsTarantula asks Ramsey to speak with her children. Ramsey asks Pravuil to bring him back down. Ramsey touches the chord. He hears his own voice, but many years older, perhaps in his 60s or 70s. Older Ramsey tells Ramsey that they “We really should talk. This is glory, Queen and Country and She wishes to speak to you.”

Ramsey delays the conversation for another day.

We all dash through the door.


Cliffside:

Ramsey turns to IsTarantula and apologizes. They don’t yell so much but understand and rue what happened in the Black Door. IsTarantula ’You cannot simply use the children this way. Terrible things can happen. You cannot see them as I do. Can you remember what happens when the blade is made wrong. It is not all in the shaping. You must choose the child to be the thing, you must name it properly and shape it properly otherwise everything goes wrong. You cannot do this alone."

IsTarantula gets Ramsey to agree to allow her to choose the children when a blade is to be made.

Darina in a dip in the ocean so as not to contaminate the pool. Her skin has black spots that are are growing. IsTarantula is helping Ramsey get the ick off with controlled plasma.

IsTarantula gets that they are little tiny machines, nano soot.

Darina retreats from the water so as to not get the tiny machines in the water. IsTarantula plasma cleans all of us. Pravuil is self-cleaning. Mark removes his skin.

Pravuil does anomaly data mining.


Darina goes for her dip and then to talk to the Gretch. She goes to the kitchen. Dishes are laid out. The Gretch is no where to be found. She sees drones making salad. She knocks at the door and says “Friend Gretch.”

He says it is good to see her. He has had a few burns now. He refers to him as the Antagonist. He has always dealt with him from a distance. The Nameless one always tries to push the choice which will cause a more interesting story. He is a very good mirror. He has dwelt here through more than one creation. Purpose is an important word. He says his purpose is to make delicious food. Sustenance is a grand purpose. That is life.

The Gretch has created sustenance for such creatures as IsTarantula, the light we receive is not dead, recycling. Everything is connected. Everything can be recycled, or cycled. The Gretch says that because Cliffside is special the density is high, it has survived three burns that he knows of, perhaps because it is the edge. His burns have all been at Cliffside. In the past he has been alone as the only survivor. The last hosts were not right, the nameless one may have talked to them for a long time.

He flirts a bit with Darina.

The Gretch has one door. “That’s interesting.” The Gretch is refreshed by walking through his door. He gives her a special door code.


Mark goes to see Jane Fallows.
She is in the cafe. She is delighted that the phone has stopped ringing.

She has been invited to the reception for the luminaries of DeSaen.
Mark realizes that Jane is in fact DeSaen personified, and where she goes, DeSaen makes Reality.
Mark realizes he needs to arrange for her to film more movies in new places.

Ramsey tries to make self-replicating reality spider crawlers – “RAMSEY DO NOT TAKE IDEAS FROM YOUR BLACK DOOR AND CREATE THEM.” We teach him to make them less dangerous, largely with Mark’s guidance.

Mark tells Charlotte that Jane Fallows is DeSaen. Charlotte is confused. Mark is not very comforting. He asks Charlotte to book her in new places. Charlotte agrees. “We may have queened a pawn.”

Pravuil goes on a flyby to the lighthouse. The container ship has passed. It looks as he remembers it. Scorched and everything, the light is spinning and doing its thing. The light does not do damage to Pravuil as it spins. Pravuil goes in for a closer investigation. Lower door has the same lock, but it works now. The scorch goes about 20% up. The land around it is a bit scorched. It was automated, and there was evidence there was a person there as well. Pravuil meets the lighthouse keeper. Everyone heads to the light house. He is given leave to enter. The lighthouse keeper has hair everywhere wearing cans that squash his hair. He is wearing a Hawaiian shirt, black slacks and sandals. He is looking at a tape player which is exactly the same one as we have in storage. The tape is recording. Blue and Ramsey are taking the steam sled because it is “faster”. Pravuil introduces himself. The lighthouse keeps is Christopher. He is not heavy and the tape player is not heavy. The recording is heavy but the medium is not. He is the lighthouse keeper and the recording technician. The tapes go into a chute, and we don’t know if the chute existed before. It goes into the forge. The light house keeper says the light house is as if it was picked up and set down.
Ramsey and Blue arrive. Ramsey wants a sample. The light house keeper gives him a book, “Sophie’s World.”
Darina arrives and joins the conversation.
IsTarantula notices that the children are learning about everything through the tapes. They are learning about the Nameless One.
Christopher doesn’t remember anything about the Nameless One, he is bad news. “You know about Underspace right?” There is a place you can store things, that is connected to you but is not you. Shoving people in Underspace is you against them and it’s bad if you lose. It’s called a Zap Zone.
Christopher just became heavy, as he realized he has a Zap Zone.
IsTarantula tries out putting things in her Zap Zone. Things returned sterilized, all life is gone from it.
Momentum is preserved in the Zap Zone. Heavy things might not be zappable. Christopher “I do this a lot because I want to remember things.” Christopher can call us. Christopher recalls some of the New Tundrakian language, but only what we recall. We ask him to keep watch for that, and info about the Nameless One, and anything he finds particularly interesting.
IsTarantula finds a connection to New Tundrakia a few lightyears away but it is only a shift away. It is there, and there is a beacon. Mark could open a door to it. Mark does so.

To do:
Data mining
Figure out more about the container ships
Get matter from New Tundrakia
Put things in our Zap Zones for the attack on New Tundrakia

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Episode 7: Quarry [Definition 1]
In which the Hosts make their first move...

[Dave gets hit multiple times]

Mark moves the door back to the hotel because he is not doing this on his own.

We are trying to come up with a plan.

Ramsey decides to create a Forgestone extraction device.

Zap Zone volume is dependent on the Zap Zone ability level, and amount of energy to be put in.

Forgestone is not heavy but is weighty.

Ramsey and IsTarantula become better at Zap Zone.

Darina zaps a bucket of water and food and random things like flashlights into her Zap Zone.

Pravuil and Childstar practice dealing with Zap Zone and projectiles, they also bond.

Forgestone feels like the Forge, and Blue can possibly spy it from a distance.

Tendrakians have camouflage technology, and Ramsey wants a counter measure. We are building a targeting system for Blue to use for hitting Tendrakians. Mark is going to get Blue guns.

Mark is bringing gas masks and oxygen containers. And environment suits.

We have semteks and radio detonators.

Darina will place an illusion on Pravuil and IsTarantula – 20% Spiritual.

Mark is going to push 40% Spiritual into armor for everyone.

The light is a purplish color, we are at the top of a huge blackish stone Desert Bluff kind of area at a Quarry. The sky is a violet color with black clouds and strikes of lightning. The area we are in was once ruins made of black stone. They get no life signs immediately. There are however actual signs with this language everywhere. “Arsan Quarry, Active, No Trespassing, Danger Falling”. The language is New Tendrakian. They can see that below the way the earth has been carved out is in a spiral going down (like a quarry), and there is light down there, and infrastructure. The signs look battered and beaten and old. The lights are dim and covered in dust. There is sulphuric acidic rain. The weather is the problem, not the atmosphere (there is oxygen). There is a fairly strong wind (northwesterly). The facility seems to be running on minimum power. The general feeling is grunge and dirty.

Ramsey has made a metal top hat for his suit. We are all embarrassed to know him.

They notice a bunch of moving pockets of Forgestone. IsTarantula detects the pattern of the moving of the Forgestone. It seems like a patrol. We use clairvoyance to figure out where there might be Forgestone without an Adam patrolling it.

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Episode 8: Quarry [Definition 2]
In which the Hosts learn the secrets of Forge Stone...

So there we were….

Ramsey notices a plateau (plane), there is a spot that the rain goes around, and it’s descending and big. ‘Cloaked ship landing.’ We note that there is some filtered light and there are things standing there.

IsTarantula, Mark and Pravuil take Ramsey, Blue and Darina down.

We see the lights are covered in dust and this place looks like it hasn’t been used in a long time.

There is a bright light that pulses, and the depth of the hole is about a mile. It seems like at some point we notice things ‘slowing down’. There is ‘something weird’ going on down below. They are ‘fucking with local physics.’ The light (which is electromagnetic) got brighter when it happened. The source of the power is the glowing thing.

There is a lightning strike which gets sucked into the glowing thing.

There is a metal contraption that is not being affected by the acid rain. There are cables going into the ‘mine’. There are 20 ‘Adams’ that are patrolling the area. We get the feeling that the lightning is part of them.

IsTarantula notices that the bluff around is feels like the forge.

Ramsey does something ill-advised (trying to talk in New Tendrakian to order the Black Adams) while the rest of us try to be unobservable.

For some inexplicable reason they seem to be forming up in front of the mine entrance. This is the place where a forge was, a long time ago. ’They’ve been strip mining reality.’

Ramsey sets up a Forgestone Extraction Device. Some of the Adams look modified – like more than one is merged together. The Adams shrug off the sulphuric acid rain.

We hear a sound like something ‘touching down’, a ramp potentially. We all sense a thousand steps at once, Three of the Adams are isolated.

A gunship is heading our way. Darina is wearing Ramsey’s goggles. There are things that are not Adams near the loading zone. The disruptions in the rain sometimes cross. There are probably two gunships. Adams are bonding, ripping it open and separating it.

Pravuil shoots at where the gunships will eventually intersect – at the outpipe – such that when one of them explodes it will collide into the other. Pravuil and Childstar attempt the shot. It works.

Mark moves the door to the shop, we start moving rocks and sending the Adams through.

We hear another thum sound. Another ramp sound.

We decide to try to take out the gunships after finding out that they are carrying ‘Masters’ that are leaving to go to war against everyone.

There is a war going on among the Adams about Blue and her intentions. About 2/3 go with Blue. She orders her Adams to create a protective ring. The entity controlling the others are upset.

The Adams fight eachother over attacking/protecting us.

Darina sees a shimmer behind one of the Adams. It is being concealed by an Adam, and it is heading towards Mark/Ramsey.

Darina illusions a charging Adam running at the protective Adam. Child star and Pravuil shoot at the dodging camoflaged Tendrakian. They hit and her camo drops.

The Tendrakian aims at Pravuil.

The Tendrakian attacks us with blades. Darina tries to push the Tendrakian down.

Pravuil shoots the Tendrakian while it’s down. It is totally dead.

We have control of all the Adams. We take the 3 Adams through, we go through the door.

Blue uses medicine on us. Mark takes the armor back.

IsTarantula studies and broods the Miner Adams we brought with us.

The Tundrakian Adams, and the Miner Adams are willing to interact with the Cliffside Adams, due to everyone being alluring, empathetic, etc. They use Ramsey’s weird brain transfer device thing…

They stare at eachother for 15 minutes and exchange information. We find out that the Tendrakians have very limited world views, where as our Adams have personhood and freedom and a wide view. The Miners decide they want to join the other Adams.

The Soldier Tendrakian Adams seem to be upset about their brethern switching sides. Blue connects a Soldier using telepathy and empathy to our Cliffside Adams. IsTarantula applies brood care.

The Soldier Adams are incorporated into the Adam network.

The Miner’s have claws for hands and are gorilla like. The Soldiers are more angular. The Soldiers and Miners have a ripple effect in their physicality.

Mark and Darina intend to go to their white doors.

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