Beautiful Creatures

Dumia 20th, 1217

Initiative: 11 + 1 = 12
Shadowfell Despair: 8 – 1 = 7
Effect: 2 – Apathy
Flaw: “I don’t believe I can make a difference to anyone or anything.”

al’Zand Elovar

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Ashbourne

The weather is still cold, but it’s slowly getting warmer with Spring well on its way. The day light hours are as long as those of the night, but the nights are getting shorter. In the Wellsorrow Region, the Shadowfell despair is fading in its cycle. The people of Ashbourne and surrounding areas are feeling happier and it’s easier to shake the despair, and harder to fall under its influence. There is a half moon in the night sky tonight.

Shadowfell Despair Check: DC 9/15

The thief darted into the back halls and out into the alley behind the Inn. I followed at top speed, bouncing into the walls on a sharp corner, cracking whatever weakened rot fill board I’d landed against. “Fuck!”

But I didn’t have time to worry about the damage as I sped out the door into the darkness. I looked up and down the alley to find my target and I sprinted after him. He would not get away from me.

He rounded a corner, and I followed in hot pursuit. He jumped over the ardent flames and threw aside the zibelline linen hanging in the middle of the alley as we raced through a residential section of the Dock district. The entire city was asleep, or it felt like it. The darkness had descended upon the day somewhere between entering the Inn and this moment and it was almost suffocating. Why was I even doing this?

A small thought spurred me on. My good luck charm was in my backpack? As I thought to still my feet and check, a black blur bolted out in front of me followed by something much slower and I crashed into the larger dark cloaked creature and tumbled to the ground face first. The sound of a cricket in the nearby shadow gave me a thought. A whimper came from the felled creature behind me, and I looked to find a pair of the most amazing set of eyes I had ever seen — a golden brown with dark flecks of purple glowing with their own light. A hood framed the creature’s face and I couldn’t make out the features.

I didn’t have time for this. My things….

What should al’Zand do?

Post your choice in the comments!

  1. Stay and figure out what he tripped over
  2. Cast sleep on the assailant
  3. Get up and chase after the thief
  4. Draw his dagger and defend himself from the beautiful eyed creature

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For each vote a character receives over the course of this week, they will get that plus their usual initiative roll to see who goes first. You will have 5 chances to vote, one for each post of the week!

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My name is Nox Sétanta. I am first and foremost a fictional character escaped from the mind of my creator AJ. In layman's terms I'm a magic wielding monster hunter born to my human mother and my Venatori father.

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