Everto de Ivalice Redux

Outlands elementals
the powers which Aeslan is given

In the cave where you meet AngusSerpentarius, Aeslan meets a being which tells him that it is an outlands elemental. It tells Aeslan that it was trapped here, but Aeslan should be able to carrry it with him. The elemental known as kronn tells him that in return he will endow Aeslan the power to control various of the outlands elements, a set of elements from a different plane of existence.

Aeslan can choose one of these and can change up to once every 24 hours, much like Cynthias ability (after the time window change can be doen instantaneously). He can control each of these within a 100 ft radius of himself and can change the way he uses the ability every turn. The effect can be any over any area within this sphere including the whole 100 ft sphere. There is no limit to how much these abuilities can be used.

quench- nothing can burn within the range of this effect, and any fire coming into its range will go out. Flammible substances such as wood will simply melt and eventually boil. Note that this does not protect the area from other effects of heat (humans can still get burns normally) or smoke, but can be used to extinguish a large fire. Sparks can still be made within this effect, but they cannot ignite a fire.

crystalize- water within the range of this effect becomes ice, it is at the same initial temperature as the water it was made from, but has the same material properties as ice at -5 C. This effect does not work on water within a living thing, but does effect all other water. This ice can be melted only by being heated above 1000 C, and boils at 1500 C. Once the ice leaves the range of the effect it instantly melts back to normal water, unless it is below freezing, then it remains ice. If Aeslan so chooses, the water can be made to foam up into snow instead, the snow follows the same rules.. Note that if used cleverly in conjuntion with normal abuilities to communicate with water elementals the ice can be used to make a structure.

darkness- Aeslan can cloak any sub area in an impenetrable darkness. Note that this is more powerful than the spell because the darkness can be made into complex shapes and be changed every round.

light- opaque substances under this effect become partially transparent and can easily be seen though. This can be used for example to reveal what is inside of a building or under somones cloathes. Unlike crystalize, this abuility can effect living tissue including humans, enabaling others to see their bones, internal organs, stomach contents etc… Depending on the circumstances, this particluar example may make some who see it make steel roles.

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session 7 summary
discovery of AngusSerpentarius

At a bail hearing for Sebastian it is anounced that he has been granted the ‘writ of self determination’ and will be released to aid in his own defense. If he does not return withing six months he will be assumed to have been absconded and will forfiet all lands and titles.

Alstair than tells the party that the Nar’Lucavi want to talk to them. They continue to the archives which are on an island north of Ivalice. On a row boat alone he tells the party that the Lucavi told them that they have seen in a dream that both Angus and the Serpentarius are still alive. He believes that this is the best hope.

The party go to the lost Islands on the lust devil captained by Xavier and Aeslan finds out from a water spirit where Angus went. After some shenanegans in Camile, the party goes to the island where Angus went. They fiind that Angus has merged with Serpentarius to become AngusSerpentarius. He doesn’t look anythign like Angus anymore. As Serpentarius he tells the party that they need to do the cermony to create more Lucavi, it is the only way to stop the outsiders.

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session 6 summary
return and death of 'king Angus'

Rachel accidentally summons Chimera, a creature which is made from the fusion of the last two Lucavi and has the heads of the 24 Lucavi (note no Serpentarius). Chimera appears visbly above the city and asks for the party to find followers for Chimera as tribute. The party than dreams about how to build a massive temple to Chimera out of salt in some salt flats in the deadlands. These dreams also show the location of a nearby oasis.

There was a terrorist attack in a mine in Zulta which the some suspect that the Omdalian govrnment was behind. Fall court is filled with tension over the issue. All reports that the party can find from the incedent are heavily redacted, including the author. Eventually someone arrives claiming to be king Angus, he looks exactly like him and has all of his memories. He beigns a speech showing an un-redacted copy of the report on the attack and says there is proof that the Omdlaian government was involved.

At this point Rachel aura reads him and signals the rest of the party that she suspects that he is an outsider. Sebastian drews his weapon and points it at ‘Angus’. At this point a guard fires on Sebasitian with an arrow. he teleports and the arrow kills a noble. He teleports next to ‘Angus’ and fires upon him, friing a bullet though his chest. At this point the hall has broken into complete chaos and Sebastian is teporarily restrained by gaurds. Sebastians men are fighting the guards. Aeslan than uses his spirit abuilities to make ‘Angus’ look demonic and Bloom calls upon a raven to cry out ‘all hail the demon king’.

Rachel uses binding to make it so ‘Angus’ cannot get out the back door. Aeslin meanwhile yells that the ‘king is hurt’ and that he can help him. Cynthia tries to get the cowd out and work her way to the front. Rachel also uses spells to make ‘Angus’ look like a demon. A guard than breaks though the door from the other side with an axe and delrium tremons appears thought the room. Sebastian manages to break free enough to teleport to the outside hallway after telling his men to open fire on the guards, and is dispatched by ‘Angus’ with white fire.

Aeslin persures ‘Angus’ and hits him. A cloud of smoke than appears obscuring ‘Angus’, but Aeslin uses witch flight to get in front of him. ‘Angus’ than runs into Aeslins sword and Rachel breaks though and hits him with white fire. ‘Angus’ at this point appears to dia in the way a normal human will. There will be a trial for Sebastian as he is the only one in the party who visibly attacked ‘Angus’…. The remaining guard who witnessed the events in the back hallway did tell his story, but has since disapppeared.

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Rachel and Cynthia side story
encounter with the murond revolutionaries

Over the chapter break Rachel aura reads Nathan and sees that he has seen an angel which told him to go fourth and destroy. When they attempt to investigate they find that Nathan is on a retreat in the mountains. To try to figure out the exact location they get close to the murond revolutionaries. The base of the revolutionaries is one of the last remaining murond churches.

The deacon of this church is robbed by a whore who he is trying to get services from and so himself and two of his footsoldiers try to drag her out and kill her. Rachel and Cynthia see this and stop it. They convince the deacon that they are agents of the murond god and that he should tell them where Nathan is. They then kill him.

Later that night the revolutionaries are burning all of the town whorehouses in revenge for the killing of the deacon. Cynthia uses her immunity to fire to convince the revolutionaries that she is an angel, and orders them to stop and give their possessions to the poor.

Cynthia and Rachel then set out to find Nathan. The vice deacon asks to join them on this quest. They attempt to use the same trick on the guards for the church which Nathan is in, but it does not work. They than fight the ‘angel’ Altair who is actually an outsider. They convince both Nathan and the vice deacon that they are angels and that Altair is an outsider. They then tell Nathan to cease the violence, but remain armed and vigilant for more outsiders.

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session 5 summary
Lucavi stone heist, transformation of Lucavi to Nar' Lucavi

Main Story;

Party ( minus Sebastian) were given awards for heroic actions at Fogg hill. Afterward they were joined by Sebastian and had to convince the Vilaros to hold a safety drill to get civilians to evacuate the area around the great furnace. It took a lot of negotiation, but they finally convinced Geoffrey to evacuate the facility. The party than traveled to Lesallia and as an alibi and left very quickly.

They than got to the top of the tower with the help of a Bart company climbing team. The party lowered themselves down the tower and found the heat exchange manifold was glowing red hot. It was at this time when the Lucavi gave them their powers. With her new found power, Cynthia was able to climb down the glowing manifold, although all clothes except for her mail burned off.

The party than grabbed the stones and escaped via the peat ash tunnel to a cabin in the swamp. In this cabin they were attacked by Geoffrey and killed him after a hard fought battle.

The party to the stones to the location known as Lucavi. When they got there Samantha was waiting for them, and said she had felt like she had to come here but didn’t know why. She asked the party to place the stones under the trees. When they did this Samanthas flesh and bone tore from her body and formed the bodies of 9 people, one for each stone, she healed miraculously during this and appeared to not be in pain.

The people explained that they were the Lucavi, along with the souls of all the people the Lucavi posessed (Nar’ Lucavi) . They also explained that Geoffrey and the other ‘evil’ entities were known as the outsiders. The Lucavi were once humans, but became Lucavi to fight of the outsiders. after a while the Lucavi went mad with power and lonelyness and started to abuse the humans they were supposed to protect.

The Nar’ Lucavi also explained that the two missing ones appeared to have merged into one entity which they called ‘Chimera’. They also explained that the calendar had gone back to being 112 weeks, but there was only one month in mid winter known as ‘Chimera’, there are no other months, the rest of the time is just weeks with no months.

The Cancer Nar’ Lucavi has Alexanders soul and asked to be returned to Narcissa, the rest were allowed to live at Riavonnes where they would share their ancient knowledge with historians in secret.

Personal stories:

Rachel:

Out of gratitude Narcissa told her that she was Alexander and Hadars daughter, and that she had sent Rachel to the Orphanage.

Bloom:

Made sweet love to Xaviar on his ship.

Sebastian:

Cynthia:

Got her family elevated to bannermen, and embarrassed Julianna at the awards party for Fogg hill.

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central furnace security summary
summary of pertinent information for heist

After the award ceremony for your service at Fogg Hill you meet with a group of high ranking Bart company operatives. They have been investigating the facility and been following the lines of investigation you have requested.

First the general overview of the facility:

Energy is extracted from the Lucavi stones by a device known as the green tap which is housed in the central furnace facility. It is in a large metal and refractory cylinder. The green tap produces a high temperature flame which sits immediately below a heat exchanger where water is boiled. Above the heat exchanger is a smoke stack which is a remnant from when the facility burned peat to produce steam.

At the bottom of the cylinder there is an old tunnel which is sealed using a barrier which is reinforced by the Lucavi stones energy. This barrier is made of old bricks which should be easy to break though after the green tap is disabled, but cannot be penetrated before. The level of the tunnel is between the high and low tide level and was used so that the tides would wash fly ash out to sea. If the operation takes place at low tide, this tunnel should provide an easy escape route.

All doors into the cylinder where the green tap is kept are sealed using the energy from the stones. These doors appear to only be able to be opened by Geoffrey himself using an unknown mechanism.

It appears that the only way in while the stones are active is to climb down the stack and though air vents in the heat exchanger. Normally the heat exchanger would be boiling hot, but there is a way around this as mentioned later.

There is however one catch which makes this operation much more difficult. You are shown a top secret document labelled “Lucavi safety report” it outlines an additional secret defense mechanism which has been added to the facility to prevent the Lucavi from possessing people and getting them to leave with the stones. The heat exchanger is actually held together by Lucavi energy. If even one of the stones is removed than seals will fail and a massive blast of high pressure steam will fill the cylinder and would surely kill everyone inside.

The only way to prevent this scenario is to release the steam from outside of the cylinder. This could be done by planting a magical explosive under the main regulator. The problem here is that it would cause a massive blast of steam which would kill hundreds to thousands of civilians in the surrounding area unless they were somehow evacuated. One upside of releasing the steam from the outside is that the heat exchanger should be cool by the time you climb down the stack.

-The Bart company can provide a climbing team to get you to the top of the stack. but will not go any further with you.

-They can also provide the explosive device (activated remotely), but it is up to you figure out how to get it planted, although they can give you contact info for the guards.

-It is up to you to figure out what to do about the civilians.

-The operatives highly recommend that you climb the stack before the steam blast is set off, the area will most likely be swarmed with city guards after the blast. Additionally they point out that the Lucavi may still be dangerous so they suggest that you all three go down the stack.

- The exit to the fly ash tunnel is near a cabin in the swamp, you can stay there for the night and will be picked up by a smuggling ship captained by Xaxier Bunaza the next day. Xavier does not know exactly what you will be carrying, but he does know it is highly secret and important.

In addition they give you info related to specific questions you raised at the previous meeting:

names of contractors:

they provide this for all contractors who modified the facility other than the green tap. Everyone who worked directly on the green tap except for Geoffrey is dead, some died under suspicious circumstances.

guards hangout/contacts: they give this to you. remember the guards cannot access the green tap themselves.

what the stones look like: they can provide this in great detail, each stone has a small symbol on the back identifying it.

Geoffrey info: Geoffrey was unknown before inventing the green tap, and the Bart company can find no record of his existence before this time.

connections with Charles: there appears to be no connection in fact Geoffrey and Charles don’t even seem to like each other.

list of people possessed by Lucavi: Narcissa can give you this list, ask Shanelle she played in the last game.

more on Oni: they give you more intelligence confirming what you already know that these are not like the real Oni. Importantly it seems that the Oni left behind no evidence that they were grown during the battle of Fogg Hlll, you appear to be the only people who know this.

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Session 4 summary
the battle of Fogg Hill

Main Story:

Party first went to meet with the Lucavi in Gaug. The Lucavi told the party that they knew nothing about the Oni and that there was nothing before them. Rachel tried to aura read Geofrey and experienced horrible pain. After the party left, after apparently learning nothing they found three things written on the inside of their clothes. In Cynthia’s clothes it said “we know how to stop the eclipses” in blooms it said " take us to the source and free us and we will help you" and Rachels simply said “Narcissa”.

Next the party went to investigate the old peat mine. The party encountered a group of Oni and killed a different looking one with a red shell. When this happened thousands of Oni awakened from the swamp and peat mine. The party than retreated to Fogg Hill civil defense force base. As soon as the Oni started to rise an eclipse began.

The ensuing effort to evacuate civilians to the nearby abandoned fort at Cragg Hill is known as the battle of Fogg Hill.

As the Oni encroached Rachel launched a massive strike of white fire into the peat marsh devestating a large swath of Oni in the water.The party than took the 1000 CDF troops and divided with the main group defending the crossing at east fork and a splinter group of 200 of the more skilled troops going to rescue civilians from Muddy Bottom. Before the Splinter group, led by Rachel, got to the civilians, 300 of them were killed. These were the only civilian casualties of the battle. Meanwhile the main force held the main Oni attack off at East fork. These units were commanded by Bloom and Cynthia and used burning oil to repel the Oni.

After the unit left Muddy Bottom, they burned the bridges at East Fork and West Fork and retreated to Craig Hill. At Craig Hill the CDF successfully held off the Oni until military forces arrived the next day.

Casualties of the battle are as follows:

Civilians: 300
CDF: 250
Oni: 1250 main battle, unknown number from white fire attack, estimated high hundreds to low thousands.

After the battle the party returned to Gaug. An award ceremony will begin the next session.

Personal stories:
Bloom: Cashed in on fame from battle to insult his family. Wrote some songs to inspire the troops.
Cynthia: Went gambling after the battle and met up with Toshi Vilaro and was told that the Vilaros were considering making her family bannermen, but he would want to meet the rest of her family first.
Rachel: Used her fame from the battle to broker a deal whereby Ezekiel will provide weapons to insurgents who will fight the Ivilician patriots in Gaug in return for support of the return of Zutla to Omdalia. Recurited 7 of the CDF troops from her unit in the battle to lead these insurgents.

Artha:

Bloom:
3 fate 2 perosona
Cynthia:
4 fate 2 persona
Rachel:
6 fate 2 persona

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old magic
power boosts granted by the magic of the Lucavi

The Lucavi grant these powers to each of the players:

Rachel: spontaneous casting- can add one spell to her list which can be any one in the book, can be done instantly, even in combat. New spell remains in list indefinitely . Can be changed after 3 days. The Lucavi give her only 1 spell slot of this type, costs one fate point to add/change. Note that these also can include the ‘rituals of night’ Orc spells. These represent old spells which have been forgotten (there are NO Orcs in this world, nor have there ever been).

Cynthia: elemental immunity- can choose one immunity, which is active for 3 days, can be activated instantly, even in combat. Lasts for 3 days and cannot be switched during that period. Costs 1 fate point
fire- able to breathe in smoke and immune to heat up to the temperature of the surface of the sun,
water- able to breathe under water indefinitely, immune to high pressure of deep oceans.
ice- can survive any low temperature- all the way down to absolute zero, tissue will not freeze.
earth- cannot catch any disease, unaffected by most poisons and wounds will not become infected, can get sustenance from rotten food without becoming sick.

Bloom: song of the ancients- can sing this song to any animal and can control that animal for 3 days, only one animal can be controlled at a time. Cannot be used for 3 days after original use, even if the animal is killed. Can see though the creatures eyes, hear what the creature hears etc…. Activated instantly, but the animal must be able to hear Bloom sing.

Sebasitain: line of site teleportation- can teleport to anywhere he can see within 100 yards, may be used twice within a 24 hour period. Both recharge 24 hours from when the first is used (note this could technically be cheated to get 3 in rapid succession if done carefully). Works instantaneously, cannot be used to teleport into a region already occupied by solid matter. Can be used to escape restraints as long as desired destination can be seen. Can carry up to 50 lbs of personal items with him. Note that this power has no effect on momentum, if Sebasitan teleports while moving at 60 mph he will move location, but will still be moving at 60 mph in the same direction as before.

Either Rachel or Cynthia can use their powers at Lucavi (the location) without having to spend a fate point, all other rules are the same if the powers are used there. This will allow them to ‘test’ their powers during the chapter break. Note: Lucavi is 2 days journey from a main road. Blooms and Sebastian powers do not expend fate points so there is no effect from being at Lucavi.

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session 3 summary

Main Story:

The session started with a meeting with the Vizxyr, who told the party a theory that the “Oni” and false spiders were made using a kind of ancient magic called ‘flesh sculpting’. Didn’t know much about this but showed a tapastry of a creature being grown from a plant under water. Her theory was that someone must have learned about how to do this magic from ancient ruins. She gave the party an ancient map to aid in locating the source.

The party noticed that there was a location on the map called ‘Lucvi’.

The party next went back to Lesallia, where Cynthia attempted to assassinate Charles Orlandu. Her fight with him was strange for several reasons, for one he was quite drunk when the battle began but became suddenly sober. He also did not seem to have any pain from the wounds he had suffered. Charles cast a spell which caused a cloud of black smoke to form and ran awy, which is odd because he should not have the gift.

The next day Charles claimed that someone had attacked him from behind, his wounds were not where Cynthia stabbed him, but on his back instead. Rachel attempted to aura read him, felt an intense sense of evil and collapsed. He seemed to not even notice her attempt.

The next day there was an eclipse and the party saved a group of Nihonese cornered by rioters.

The party than went to a village while the sun was still out, there the villagers wanted to question a woman they referred to as the ‘wyrd lady’ . The party had the situation under control until some villagers brought the wyrd lady into the tavern, and in the chaos one of them smashed an oil lamp and set the tavern on fire. Rachel blew the wall open with White fire and the party escaped with the wyrd lady aka Samantha Hox.

After the party stayed the night at Samanthas house they continued onward to Lucavi with Samantha in tow.

Lucavi consisted of a circle of 24 trees with stones in front of them with one tree more in the middle, but not exactly in the centre. The tree closer to the centre and 11 of the outer ones are still alive while the rest are dead. From the live trees Rachel hears hundreds of voices when she aura reads the, for the dead ones it is similar, but feels more dead. of the living outer ones, of the 11 live outer ones, 9 sounded like they were suffering.

In one of the outer suffering ones Rachel heard a voice saying ‘is that you, I thought I would never see you again after I gave you up’ and also ‘Narcissa’. The inner tree said ‘’Angus’.

Rachel also saw the ceremony which created the Lucavi with aura reading.

The party than returned to Lesallia, where they met with Narcissa who was delighted at the possibility that Alexander could be brought back. She told Alistair to demand a meeting with the Lucavi for the party.

Samantha is currently being put up in a tavern in Lesallia by Bloom.

Personal stories:

Bloom: Won a musical dual with one of the spiders and was given a spider silk tunic.
Successfully seduced Samantha.
Was disowned by his familly who now give him the name Nar Orlandu, and wrote an epic #1 hit song about it.
Wrote song supporting Cynthia.

Cyntiha: Didn’t show for duel with Julianna and left a note saying she went to Nihon.
Tried to kill Charles.
Saw the posters had been made by age of honour with her picture and the word ‘Coward’ talking about how she ditched the duel and claiming she paid an assassin to kill Charles.
Made her own counter posters which talked about how pointless the dueling is and refuted the claims about assassination.
Alistair liked the poster idea and had them put all over the nation.

Rachel: Thought that she was the daughter of Narcissa based on what the tree said, but now thinks her mom may be Hadar based on aura reading Narcissa. Is not sure either way. Was chastised by Ezekiel for failing to kill Alonso, but convinced him that Alonso should be left alive. Slept with Alonso when she got back to Lesallia.

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Second session summary
summary of events in second session

setting: spring court and Goug Machine City

Main Story:

After killing the ‘Oni’ met with Alistair and a scholar. The scholar pointed out that the Oni was not like the real historical Oni, which were driven to extinction 100 years ago, but like ones from the ‘Oni Chronicles’ a popular work of fiction in Ivalice. Alsitair asked the party to help him to investigate and keep this under wraps until they can figure out what is going on.

He suggested that the party go to Goug Machine City to meet with the Vizier who is the leader of an ancient race of spiders who live near the city. He is also trying to arrange a meeting between the party and the Lucavi.

The party notices anti-Nihonese sentiment in Lessallia, and very strong sentiments in Goug. There have been reports in Goug of attacks by Oni on civilians in both the city and surrounding villages. There are also reports of attacks by spiders and mounting anti-spider sentiment.

The party also infiltrated a rally of the Ivalician Patriots. To do this Rachel and Cynthia had to give speeches at the rally. The party magnaged to get invited to an after party for the rally and ask if anyone knew about the source of the Oni, they appeared not to.

Personal Stories:

Bloom:

Sent on a special assignment to keep thigns calm in Lesallia, did not go with the party to Goug.

Eiodh:

Avoided going through the crossing on the way to Goug.

Rachel:

Met Alanzo in his room and was told to leave, he is still very angry with her. Discovered that Ezekiel is having her followed. Got information from Ivalivian Patriots which may be useful for the Sons of Omdalia.

Cynthia:

Got a message from Julianna that she had killed her brother in a duel, and that she is coming to Goug in 3 days to fight her.

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