Episode 2

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A Mass Grave - The God of the Sewer - The Law Room - Ticket Sales - The Lore Room - A Brief Altercation - The Shadow Moon Rises

Chapter 2 - Shadow Moon Rising

  • Dragonlord Tepet organises for her troopers to take up accommodation inside the city.
  • The area they have been given will require extensive re-modelling.


  • Wind Follower goes looking for one of the guards who was looking suspicious on the night of the attack.
  • There is no definitive list of who is alive and who is dead so he has to go look through the bodies.
  • Well, time to visit the mass grave...
  • Wind Follower finds out that the militia member Takemoto is the one he is looking for.


  • River explores along the open sewer to trace the spirits back to their origin.
  • He finds the minor god of the sewer.
  • The minor god will help out as long as River helps him out.
  • The water coming in to the sewer system that helps wash it out is nought but a trickle.
  • The god would like something done about that.
  • River heads upstream to find out what's going on.
  • As a grammatical side-note the correct usage is less poop, or fewer poops.
  • He finds that the stream is blocked near where it meets the river.
  • Research is required before he can sort it out - we don't want to flood the city now do we.


  • Lady Izume is a bit directionless as everyone is doing her job for her.


  • Dragonlord Tepet goes to the temple in order to look over the city's laws.
  • The quest for loopholes begins.
  • It's time to become Judge Judy Jury and Executioner.
  • Unfortunately, that job's already been taken by Priest Aldbur (inside the town at least).


  • Oboreta busies herself and her troupe in setting up their stage and tent.
  • The girls then go out to sell tickets for the upcoming show(s).
  • Local peasants are confused because, according to Oboreta, "they're idiots, doing idiot things, because they're idiots."
  • Why are we trading paper money for paper tickets?
  • Turns out the peasants here are pretty dumb.
  • They do well enough though and Oboreta gives them a night out on the town.
  • That said, the only place to go is they place they already are...


  • While the Dragonlord is in the law room, River is in the lore room.
  • It is huge and completely disorganised.
  • No one's been down here for a while...
  • Time to get to work.
  • Wait... If I summon an elemental, it can help me out!
  • Several hours and one freaked out immaculate monk later...
  • Radiant Wind of Yesterday's Morning is humming about the shelves seemingly at random.
  • River is happy to simply start at one end and go along methodically.
  • NERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD


  • The Dragonlord wants to know about the underground sections of the city.
  • She will pay Wind Follower to get in touch with the local criminal elements and see what they know.
  • Eventually, she wants to get the whole lot mapped out.


  • Wind Follower goes to check out Takemoto's house.
  • He decides to take Carver along as backup (just in case something goes wrong).
  • Carver sets up on the street corner to keep watch.
  • Wind Follower tries to sneak up and into the nearby alleyway.
  • He's not very good at it.
    • Villager A: "Wotcha doin?"
    • Wind Follower: "Investigating the ghost incident."
    • Villager A: "GHOSTS! SOMEONE CALL THE MILITIA! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"
  • That could have gone better.
  • At least the panic allowed Wind Follower to get into the alleyway unnoticed...


  • The Dragonlord wants the dancing troupe to do some shows for her troops.
  • There is some good ol' hagglin'.


  • There's a woman in the window across the street from Takemoto's house who seems to be watching the building.
  • Carver thinks she's suspicious.
  • He doesn't have much time to work out why before another man tries to stab him in the kidneys.
  • Carver panic-activates a resistance charm and becomes nearly untouchable to mortals.
  • The man gets punched through a window and into unconsciousness as the woman from the window charges in.
  • She realises Carver is a bit to tough for her to take on so she legs it.
  • Carver decides to go all out, using a massive display of essence to catch up and take her out of the fight.
  • Some buildings were harmed in the cause of justice.


  • Priest Aldbur mobilises the mercenaries and the militia and everyone converges on where the fight was.
  • They're looking for ghosts.
  • Instead they find Carver, one insensate goon, and an uncooperative prisoner.
  • Aldbur asks what the hell is going on.
  • The prisoner, Meng Yi, outs Carver as an anathema.
  • Carver doesn't know what that is.
  • Aldbur decides to play a dangerous game and turns Carver into his pet Solar.
  • Carver now thinks he's an Earth Aspected Dragonblood and is extremely loyal to Aldbur.
  • The prisoner reveals she is a member of the organisation known as the Shadow Moon.
  • Carver immediately warns Aldbur that the Shadow Moon works for the Mask of Winters
  • Aldbur summarily executes her.
  • Well, he is the law.


  • In the house, Wind Follower finds that Takemoto is gone.
  • He either left town or, more likely, he is hiding somewhere in the underground sections of the city.
  • He took food and probably left soon after the attack on the dinner.
  • He owns a small black disc-shaped talisman which he seems to have been praying to.


  • Aldbur convenes a meeting of the most powerful people in town to discuss the new threat.
  • It is decided that something should be done about the new secret society in town.
  • All the members found to date have a similar talisman.
  • The aura of the talisman tastes of blood and phlegm.
  • Maybe they were used as a focus for a ritual?
  • They are non-magical in and of themselves.


  • Early next morning, Wind Follower is out looking for more of his drug.
  • A number of thugs get the jump on him and he is unable to react in time.
  •  ???: "Come with us, guild slave. We have business with you."
  • ... Shit