Beauty and the... Two Beasts?
- 1 Summary
- 2 Scribe Notes
- 2.1 Summary Notes
- 2.2 Full Notes
- 2.3 Belle and the Violent Violet Vine
- 2.4 Wells and the Tiny Dragons
- 2.5 The Forest and the Vicious Wolves
- 3 Info
- 4 Mil-Sci
- 5 Loot and Expenses
- 6 Calendar
- 7 Winter
Season: Winter 822.
- Elidon - talented Elvish archer
- Boom Boom - clumsy alchemist (Supervising GM)
- Remel - elderly cook. Scribe and Mil Sci
- Snowdrop - talkative ice mage
- Kaitva - Axe carrier. Party Leader
- Rhoswen - Repairer of things
DreamScape Library on Storybrooke, on the plane of Children's Playground
To help fix the storybook of Beauty and the Beast.
12,000sp, two healing potions and any loot the party find
I'm really sorry Remel but I couldn't resist stealing your scribe note journal, while you were napping, and making edits and additions to it before putting it back but, I felt I had to - Snowdrop
- Meeting Pixie and Walter. Head to the Library, attacked by Bandits
- Defeat the bandits lead by Monsieur Wood
- Meet Ollie at library. Shop. Enter "Beauty and the Beast" book
- Enter book and meet Belle
- Fight the violent violet vine
- Collect remaining ingredients. Meet dragons. Make potion and awaken father.
- New chapter. Head to Castle via forest. Fight wolves.
Pixie and the Six Adventures
We settled into meeting room five, the one with the good chairs, and our employer, a young girl called Pixie, explains to us she has received a message from help from the Dreamscape Library. She is from the plane “Children's Playground”, that a few other guild parties have visited in the past. In exchange for some money and healing potions she would like us to answer their request for help, which we quickly agree. We introduce ourselves to each other and fill out the guild paperwork. The next few hours are spent making various arrangement - obtaining lesser enchantments, Kaitva buying amulets and Boom Boom buying what some could consider an excessive amount of grenados. I spent most of my time in the Guild Library doing research on the Plane as well as
experimenting having fun with the Waterbreathing spell Remel had previously cast on us
A few hours later we walk though the cupboard in the guild kitchen, the portal to Children's Playground and find ourselves in a cellar. Pixie leads us up some stairs and through stately rooms and introduces us to a young child called Walter, he acts much older than he looks. Walter is surprised to see us, not aware Pixie was seeking help. Walter explains they received a message from the Dream-scape library seeking help as to find their missing chief librarian, who has been missing for five days. Walter kindly casts Enchantments on us, and provides us directions to the Library in the town of the Season Wood.
Monsieur Wood and the Four Giants
The party, accompanied by Pixie, head east from The Valley of the Sun along a well-made brick road. Winter is approaching, its cold but not unpleasant as we travel through rolling plains and fields. The first three days are uneventful and pass quickly, however on the afternoon of the fourth day we are set upon by bandits – a large 6ft tall hairy man wielding an enormous sword, accompanied by four hill giants and an archer, demand a toll of everything we own. It should be noted that the hill giants were wearing pink tutus and costume faerie wings, so we were basically dealing with Monsieur Wood and his Fairy Men
A violent battle follows; Kaitva takes on two of the giants on her own and is staggered by mighty blows, Boom-Boom expertly dispatches on a giant on his own, Elidon peppers the battlefield with arrows, Rhoswen and Snowdrop fight and defeat a giant between them. The party are victorious with the giants slain, Monsieur Wood looks at the bodies littering the battlefield and flees, disappearing in a cloud of pixie dust. I really want to know how he did that as it looked awesome. The sole survivor, the archer, surrenders and is bound up – we interrogate him but he can tell us very little. The party heal and search the bodies of the giants. I claimed one of the faerie wings as my own and we discovered that they convey featherfall but reduce stealth as the wearer tends to stand out. We spend the day walking and about midday we reach Season Wood, where the land transitions into snow. Pixie explains there is a crystal in the library that controls the seasons in the town. The ranger begs to be released but we hand him over to the town guard.
Ollie and the Ornate Library
The Library, an incredibly ornate building, is the centre piece of the town. We enter the library and it is just as ornate inside as well and appears to be much bigger that it looks from the outside. We meet Ollie, a 10ft half giant who is the assistant librarian, who is pleased to see us answer his request for help. He explains the books in the library are gateways to the plane, where every book is a story on the plane. Only the librarian can open the books, this stops anyone else messing up the stories. The Librarian went missing some week ago and all the books became unlocked and stories messed up. Ollie spent weeks fixing the minor mistakes but there are ten stories that he needs help to fix, he cant do that himself as he needs to look after the library.
Ollies offers us a few stories to help fix, we reject the story of dragons and another what is undersea (Boo! I was really keen to do that one). The pages at the end of the story are blank. We settle on Beauty and the Beast. We need to wake up the father of the main character, Belle, so the story can continue. Ollie advises us to seek our Belle, she can help wake her father and fix the story. We find a picture of Belle in the book so we know when she looks like, and Ollie describes Mr Quill to us, the chief librarian. We decide to head into town shopping before we head into the book and buying some weapons, armour and minor magical items as well as a few "cutesie" items ... hehehehe. Upon returning to the library Ollie gives Elidon a book, as he is a talented story teller, that will show us the story and show us any other problems in the book. Ollie opens the book and says some magical words that summon a glowing portal that then moves over the party and pulls them into the book.
Belle and the Violent Violet Vine
As we orientate ourselves, see see a town wall in front of us and we can hear singing drifting across it. Reviewing Elidon's book we learn that Belle will be killed by vines trying to create a potion to help her father awaken from an enchanted sleep. We head through the gate and into the bustling city of Storybrooke and find a large group of people in the town square singing, we spot Belle sitting near a fountain. Approaching Belle we quickly learn she is aware she is in a story and asks where were from, we provide a number of different answers and she isn’t impressed. We explain were here to help her, and her father, but she is not convinced and heads off. We try to follow but lose her (I didn't, but they lost me too), but Boom Boom has a revelation and we look through Elidons books for an illustration of the house and manage to walk through town and find Belle's house where I was waiting for them.
Belle has found her father asleep, and she cannot awake him. She invites us in and we determine her father is cursed, we cannot help him but there is a herbalist in the town Belle believes can assist. The herbalist Yesanith Olaxina is an older looking lady with curly grey hair, she can make a potion and requires the following ingredients;
- Water from a wishing well – not in town.
- Bouncing spider juice – in the forest, can be in town. Size of your fist. At least one.
- Angels trumpet - a flower
- Morning dew
- Poison from a violent violet vine – will attack if we go to near. Flower in the middle.
- Butter scotch
After some discussion we decide to take on the Vine and let Belle locate the other ingredients, we will meet her back at her house that evening.
We head into the forest to the north, where the Vine has been seen. After some hours we locate an enormous plant, the size of a house. Casting all our spells for combat we start firing arrows and bolts at the oversize greenery. Its shoots vines out 30 feet to attack the party, squeezing and poisoning us. Kaitva delivers numerous deadly blows with her axe while we try to untangle a near dead Elidon and unconscious Boom Boom. To a cheer from the party, Snowdrop finishes it off the creature with an ice bolt. Yay! I think I was more surprised than the others. "I killed it? Oh! I killed it. I KILLED IT!!! A healed Boom Boom retrieves the flower, and a few other parts of the Vine.
Wells and the Tiny Dragons
Having secured the vine, Elidon checks the book and discover Belle will fall down a hole in the forest and die. Remel is able to locate Belle via his amulet and about an hour later the party find Belle, alive and well, (I had already found the hole by falling into it and alerting Belle to it's presence. Fortunately the featherfall in the wings kicked in.) just before she falls down a second hole, while looking for the jumping spiders. We search for another few hours and find and successfully capture some spiders, Belle falls down a well but is not seriously injured. We return to Belles house and have chilli for dinner. Hot. Hot! HOT! Thank goodness for the ice-cream
The next morning Kaitva and Elidon rise early and collect dew from the grass. Following a filling breakfast, we head into the forest and find the Angels trumpet flowers, a few hours later we locate a well. We throw down a bucket into the water but are unable to retrieve any water, detecting the water is an illusion Remel climbs down and finds a cavern with a small dragon sitting on top of a horde and a small pond. The rest of the part climb down and we retrieve water and make wishes (just in case). Remel ask the tiny dragon if it wants to accompany us and it agrees, we take a small bag of its horde. Elidon spots a second dragon and it wants to join us too. Both sit on peoples shoulders.
Having found all the ingredients, we return to town and take them to the herbalist then retire to Bells house for lunch as the potion will not be ready until the afternoon. Elidon tells us Belle will now be mugged when were return with the potion so we look menacing and stop Gauston talking to Belle. The potion awakes her father and Elidon tells us Belle will be locked in the Beast's dungeon and never released, Cogsworth was never able to convince the beast to release her.
The Forest and the Vicious Wolves
Walking up the following morning we find it has been snowing, the land is covered in a thick blanket of snow. Belle doesn’t join us for breakfast and we discover her and her father are gone. Looking at Remels amulet we discover she is 5-20 miles to the east, and Elidons book says she is at the Beasts castle. Enquiring with the guards on the east gate we discover Belle left a number of days ago, the party have moved to the next chapter of the book. So much for my swim in the icy lake I was so looking forward to. Boo!
Quickly packing the party depart on foot to the east, Elidons magic makes conversing the snow-covered roads a much simpler task. For reasons I won't go into, I was wearing a green, leafy, faerie dress which went with the faerie wings. Should have had my Ice Armour on as well as it turned out. Around midday a pack of vicious wolves attack the party, their vicious blows knock down Boom-Boom and tears off his ear, and appears to kill the dragons. After a vicious fight all but one of the wolves are slain, and the remaining one killed. Elidon and Kaitva were highly irresponsibly supervisors of the dragons and their poor supervision got them “killed”, but fortunately the dragons reappear in the sacks that contain their loot. After a number of potions of healing, the party are ready to continue their journey.
- Kaitva - "Snowdrop. It's rude to lick people without permission."
- Boom Boom - having lost Belle Boom Boom suggest we look through the guide book for a picture of her house, which allows us to find her.
Story errors fixed
- Belles father is cursed asleep and never awakens
- Belle is killed by the Violet Violent Vine
- Belle falls down a well and dies
- Belle is mugged
- Belle is never released from the beasts dungeon - In Progress
- Main people know there are in a book; Beast, Ms Potts, Cogsworth, Lumineer, Maurice, Belle and her father (that we know of)
- Centre of Storybrooke is a place that characters from all stories can interact, when you go there an instance of the character goes there.
- Valley of the Sun - Walters Tower
- Season Wood - Dreamscape Library
- Storybrooke - the town inside "Beauty and the Beast"
- Pixie - employer, works with Walter
- Walter - powerful enchanter
- Monsieur Wood - bandit
- Mr Quill - Chief librarian
- Ollie - assistance librarian
- Yesanith Olaxina - herbalist in Storybrooke
‘’How much time does the party spend sleeping, eating, travelling, doing rituals, etc each day’’
‘’What travel magic options does the party have, how far per cast/or per day if duration is longer than usual travel time.’’ ‘’Can the party eat/sleep/etc on the mode of transport.’’
First - Katvar, Eledon
Second - Boom-Boom, Remel
Third - Roswen, Snowdrop
|Skirmish Formations (Front)|
- Katvar - racial darkvision
- Eledon - racial witchsight
- Snowdrop - racial infravision
- Remel - Witchsight (talent)
- Roswen - racial witchsight
- Boomboom - racial/college infravision
General Buff Notes
Buffs listed in the table don't need to be detailed, other buffs not on the table must be mentioned at the time they are cast.
Y means always on, N/- means never on, 'Sit.' means when the party has time for buffs before a fight.
Weapon Spells which weapon/s it is going on normally should be noted also
Long duration buffs
|Water Breathing (Re)||18||Gills. Breath and see under water||19h||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Water proofing (Re)||8||protects completely from all forms of non-magical water damage.||27h||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Buoyancy (Re)||8||float at whatever depth they choose. Change depth 21ft/action||9 hr||?||?||?||?||?||?|
|Cold Resistance (Re)||8||protects the target from the effects of temperature down to -16C. -3 from cold based attacks||9hr||?||?||?||?||?||?|
|Waters of Healing (Re)||6||neutralise vemon and heal 1 EN. If no venom then heal [D-5]+6||14min||?||?||?||?||?||?|
|Fireproofing (BB)||9||Protects against non-magical fire and heat effects up to the equivalent of a bonfire. Also protects against smoke effects, heatstroke and sunstroke.||10 Hours||?||Y||Y||?||Y||?|
|Fire Armour (BB)||9||Protecton from xx points of Fire Damage||10 Hours||?||Y||?||?||Y||?|
|Durability (Rh)||10||+3 protection(Armour smithing) to max of equivalent steel armour(max weight 22lbs)||110 Mins||?||?||?||?||N||?|
|Name (??)||##||????||? Hours||?||?||?||?||?||?|
Short duration buffs
|Weapon of flames||6||DM +3 SC +0%7||11 Mins||?||Y||?||?||?||?|
|Name ???||??||????||? Mins||?||?||?||?||?||?|
|Name ???||??||????||? Mins||?||?||?||?||?||?|
|Sense danger||##||sense the presence of a hazard to the Adept’s life or wellbeing||Always||?||?||49%||?||?||?|
|Detect Hidden (ranger)||##||In a natural setting a ranger may notice hidden entities, or recognise an ambush or trap before they walk into it||# Hours||?||?||48%||?||?||?|
|Recognise danger (Navigator)||recognise non-magical danger at sea before subjecting the ship to it.||# Hours||?||?||58/72%||?||?||?|
|Create Fog||20||In addition the conjured mist has the effect that all entities within the fog have their Strike Chances reduced by 25% due to limited visibility. Visibility is reduced to 1 hex. The spell of Water Breathing completely negates the effect of this spell.||126mn||?||?||?||?||?||?|
|Rainstorm||10||The caster summons a miniature rainstorm, radius 15 feet, that appears over the target’s head (little dark rain cloud, tiny lightning bolts and all). If the target fails to resist, the storm will follow them for the duration (even inside buildings), completely soaking everything not waterproof in 10 seconds. The distraction caused by the storm will add 20% per Rank to any rolls the target makes that are of a mental nature (i.e. require thought or concentration) or 10% per Rank to other rolls.
All characters in the area of effect will suffer these effects although the effects are halved if they are not the actual target of the spell
|Name (??)||##||????||# Hours||?||?||?||?||?||?|
Loot and Expenses
SP & other cash value loot
Monsieur Wood and bandits
- 4 sets of giant armour.
- 4 tutus – magical, defese
- 4 sets of fairy wings – magical floating/feather fall
- Amulets (2 luck, 2 amethyst, 2 beryl)
- R5 composite bow (+5SC) (edited)
Meet Pixie, travel through portal
|2||Walk to Season Wood||3||Walk to Season Wood||4||Walk to Season Wood||5||Walk to Season Wood. Bandit attacks||6||Arrive at Season Wood. Enter book. NOTE time entries are unreliable as we are in the Book plane. Meet Belle and fight VVV.|
|7||Collect remaining ingredients. Meet dragons. Make potion and awaken father.||8||Travel into forest. Fight wolves.||9||10||11||12||13|
|12||13||14||15||Solstice||16||17||The Duke of Carzala's Winter Ball||18||Yuletide|
|19||Days of Chaos||20||DoC 2||21||DoC 3||22||DoC 4||23||DoC 5||24||DoC 6||25||DoC 7|
|26||DoC 8||27||DoC 9||28||DoC 10||29||DoC 11||30||Twelfth Night|