Unofficial meetings

There was too much wind for skating, otherwise this would have been the last writeup of the season written in the Skating Cafe (as most of the rest have been since October). I’ll miss my weekly hour of ambient noise that’s practically guaranteed to be nothing to do with me,…

Opulent walks

Raisse is asking all the questions explicitly that Athal only asks in his mind, or when they come up in a conversation. It’s increasingly clear that he did really marry the right woman. The next morning we awoke to the now familiar sounds of the parting ritual. Something was different…

Albetire at last

We’d been promised a session that wasn’t all Guild work, and lo! it came to pass. Instead, we got culture shock, and intrigue, and more culture shock, and a doddering old man who can hardly be dangerous any more even if he probably was when he was younger, and a…

Meeting Varin

Raisse had the harder part this time. I had to keep Athal from putting his comments in the text in parentheses; it was all things like “oh, so that’s what happened!” anyway. That night, when we were winding down, the doctor came and told us that Marabu needed help or…

Unexpected help

We did it right. My other half said that if he’d been a really nasty GM, he’d have made the ‘weak links’ break and/or betray us, but we were doing so well at that point that it would have complicated matters needlessly. Enough complications as it was. I-the-player was thinking…

Intercultural risk-taking

I’m glad Raisse is so voluble because I (Irina/Athal) have no notes of most of this. Also, it turns out that Raisse’s experience is so different from Athal’s that I couldn’t have expressed it properly anyway, even with notes. (Athal informs me that the next time the Khas leader offers…

A king’s dilemma

This is long; it was hard; I may have made some mistakes because I stopped taking notes after Raisse had gone to see the Khas. Also, it doesn’t really end because all the endings I wrote were cheesy. The story, and Athal’s dilemma, isn’t finished yet anyway. Athal has discovered…

Back in the jungle village

Raisse asks at the end “I wonder how he’ll react when I let him read this”. Well, in fact, she made a king cry. Apparently the Khas I told Mikhanan about did not live. If things had gone the way they intended they probably would have killed all of us…

Priest of the Earth

A slow start after the holidays. We started off doing administrivia –translating what we’ve been learning since we left Valdis into skill points– and Athal turned out to have picked up three points of Iss-Peranian, enough to talk like a pirate tourist phrasebook. Also, more warcraft than he thought he…

Raisse’s story

I woke up with a stiff shoulder yesterday morning, having dreamt about (or rather as) Athal; don’t know which was cause or effect. But that reminded me that I still had Raisse’s story lying around (thanks, Eduard!). I’m reproducing it in full here (with some minor copy-editing of names and…