The Metal Muses

Adventure Entry 6
In the Eyes of Wu-Min

Dear Samantha,

Hylan never caught up with us.
I am a little sad about it and will miss his antics, but there was no time to mourn since the ugly children chased us well away. Eventually it became nightfall and we came upon a caravan camp. I hope they have sweets! No one looked to be around at first though. As we approached it looked as if the camp and merchants had been attacked. Suddenly there was a blur and a shadow behind me!

“Hey, how you doin lil mama lemme whisper in your ear. Tell me a lil something I might like to hear”

“I must go help my companions” I protested. “Hectorian and Vrax are back there, and they need me.”

“ssshhhh” the vampire continued “Wu-min, I like-like you. We should make out”

“I’m sorry, but I can only love you platonically, like a donkey, which is my power animal”

“But I believe in a thing called love, Just listen to the rhythm of my heart! There’s a chance we could make it now, we’ll be rocking ’til the sun goes down!”

He had all but convinced me until Vrax suddenly latched onto my leg! I was so stunned. I didn’t know what to do, and my vows…

“Don’t leave us Wu-min” Vrax pleaded. “we need you the most!”

“I see you need more convincing” the vampire said “I’ll just have to kill all your friends, and then there will be no reason for you to stay!” Then swiftly he moved to attack Apollos. I freed myself of Vrax and went to aid Apollos, who was now pinned by the vampire. I pried the vampire off and slapped him.

“Oh, boo hoo. Wu-min, you have denied me. I am so depressed that I am going to turn into a vapor cloud and float away so you won’t be able to see my tears of sadness!” and he did just that. Our party was safe and now all the carts are belong to us.
The End!

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Making new friends and losing old ones
RIP in peace

We are here today to mourn the death of Heylan DeWitt. Let us not remember him as recklessly and repeatedly charging at much stronger enemies. Instead, let us remember him as a hero who selflessly sacrificed himself for the rest of us. Let us not remember him as a farmer who chose to do battle without a weapon. Instead, let us remember him as a paladin who could smite enemies… even in their eyes. Let us not remember him as a bloody pool of mangled body parts, but as a man who died as he lived: ramming into things at the fastest speeds he could manage.

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Why have you forsaken me?

The Shet’zen stomp their feet upon the smoldering remains of my elation. Where once a glorious light shined before me, I now find a path fading into the stygian remains of this desolate world. The Divines had guided me to rebuild the house of Semmelroth, but the cruel jest of fate has left me unhallowed. How can a humble craftsman be expected to build without a hammer.

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Praise be to Semmelroth

All glory and praise be to Semmelroth, long may he reign from the heavens.

Today the All-Father brought us to scourged town christened with the flayed body of one of Semmelroth’s most pious of servants, Vrax. Every time I presented the glory of Semmelroth’s Hammer to the world, he could not help but to prostrate to the almighty.

Upon further investigation of the town, the Shet’zen appeared to have killed the inhabitants as punishment for praising the glorious children of Semmelroth. May these martyrs live forever basking in the glory of the All-Father.

Semmelroth proffered wisdom upon me today.

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Adventure Entry 5
In the Eyes of Wu-Min

Dear Samantha,
What an awful day. It’s just like my father would always say:
“If you enter a creepy dungeon based on the dreams of a robed magic man, you’re gonna have a bad time.”

Eventually our people woke up and we head to bottom floor. The air is still a bit thick and there’s lots dead ugly gnome children. Hydan started tugging at his gear.
He said “It’s getting hot in here”
Hec’torin pragmatically suggested “So take off all your clothes”
“I am getting so hot, I wanna take my clothes off!”

That was when we noticed this huge creature in the corner. He said he was a messenger of Semaroth and was really thrilled about Heylan’s new hammer. I’ll admit it is rather intriguing, even if it is an excessive amount of hammer. I don’t think our short companion likes it very much however, since he wails and cringes every time Heylan touches it.
The shimmering beast messenger then informed us of his situation and we need to find others of his kind. It wasn’t long until more ugly children came to attack us. There was also a shimmering bug creature that appeared on the other side of the room. It didn’t like Heylan’s hammer either.
Things then got out of control. Outnumbered we doubled back toward the tunnel shaft. Rocks started falling from the ceiling, ugly children were attacking us with some of us getting really injured.
“hiss, he is magically delicious!” They said about Apollos.
Then there was a huge explosion. I didn’t see all that happened but I think Hylan was caught in it. We climbed back to the top floor trying to reach the entrance. Ugly children kept attacking us and I started to feel a little faint and became delirious. It all gets a little blurry, but I’m possibly more or less not definitely rejecting the idea that I may have broken my vow. I couldn’’t exactly not say that it is or isn’t almost partially incorrect. Everything slowed and the walk towards the entrance light seemed to take forever. I finally made it and found Sparkles while I waited for the others. I am ready to get out of here and put all this behind.

The End

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Adventure Entry 4
In the Eyes of Wu-Min

Entry 4:
Dear Samantha,
It started out bad, then it got confusing, but then alright.
The Halfling, potion guy and winged man were so exhausted they needed to take a nap. We disguised their location and left to explore! Suddenly a giant beast with sharp teeth charged at us. Our farm warrior, Heylan, tried to calm the creature. Food wasn’t working so I attempted to slap some sense into it, but the thing was clearly incompetent and didn’t take to any reasoning.
After that was delt with we explored. There was a boring door with designs, and later an equipment closest. Apollos often blinds himself. I’m not so sure what he looks at. It was a shield most recently…. maybe it’s the reflection, he is blinded by his own beauty! There is no other explanation.
Next they had me inspect a door in a room full of metal spiders. Then everything goes black!
I’m standing in a tavern full of attractive people and they are all cheering my name! I’m in a white dress and I’m singing:
“If I know just what to say when some trouble heads his way
and can make him feel that everything is good,
then I act like a woman, and he likes a woman
to act like a Wu-min should…”

Suddenly I wake up. I must have been asleep, but there’s this huge metal man in front of me, and everyone is injured and my staff gets broken! In anger I rip off the large metal man’s leg! Apollos suggests we retreat so we quickly head back to the equipment closet. Surely it would never find us in here!
When things settle down we leave to check on our sleepy comrades. Luckily they appear unharmed and can apparently sleep through anything.
The End

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Adventure Entry 3
In the Eyes of Wu-Min

Dear Samantha,
This place is damp, dark, secluded, and all this fighting leaves me no time to manage my hair.
“I like your hair all messy” said the winged man
“Absolutely!” the others agreed
“Wu-min, you are the most gorgeous person I have ever seen, and your combat skills are as superb as your beauty! When you stun men it is not with your delicate hands, but your striking eyes”
More attacks break our moment, but we are alright and continue on. The party insists on delving deeper and we meet more ugly children playing with potions and surely some got set off. The farm warrior, Heylan, especially did not approve of their actions.
Heylan continued to battle them for a time until I convinced him to reach safety with the group.
“Save yourself!” he shouted
“No, there must be a way”
“Cover your mouth” Attractive robe man said
“I will, and with confidence, but not for you Magic Man! Only because Wu-min would be so heartbroken without me and I am very sensitive and care about feelings” Said our warrior
And that’s how we escaped and climbed back up the previous floor level. We had encountered some odd carvings and strange rooms, but they made me feel weird and I don’t want to talk about it. Maybe we can eat soon since we found a bunch of glowing plants. I think Hydan is excited about eating them too.
The End

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Adventure Entry 2
In the Eyes of Wu-Min

Dear Samantha,
It’s a new day! We’re off to make preparations for our journey. I am sent with the fine warrior man to his farm. Is he a farm warrior? We got a cart and a donkey. The others have more news and had scouted the way. I think the donkey is my power animal. I named him Sparkles.
After some days we came upon a boggy place. The dreamy robed man said he had a vision, though some of the others were less convinced. There’s a plague on the land of a sort, which has some uneasy. Eventually we found an old abandoned ruin, once a city. The short one I think found an entrance leading underground. After supplying Sparkles we headed in.
Soon ugly children started attacking us! I had seen them before at the tavern. They are so unruly, always biting people and making messes. They especially like to attack the robed man, Apollos. I can only assume that his beauty offends them to the point of blinding rage.
“Hiss Hiss” they said. “We hate pretty people!”
“That’s not nice!” I answer
“AAhhh, My face!” screamed Apollos
“No, not his face!”
But the handsomely disheveled potion man was able to help subdue the urchins and I put the rest in their place. They needed a firm hand!
The End

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Adventure Start
In the eyes of Wu-Min

I’ve decided to keep a diary, since it’s the popular thing to do. I think I’ll call you Samantha, after a character my favorite play, Sex and the Country!

Dear Samantha,
I have been called to a gathering in a city tavern. We were all summoned by some man. He is so dreamy. It’s like he’s looking into my soul. Dream man has some kind of quest for us, he sure talks a lot. There are other men around too. Mostly they appear human, but one is super short and another has wings. Is it possible to be in love with 5 people at once?
But then, Two giant hunters burst into our quarters! They are so big and burly with chains to take Wu-min.
“You can’t have me!” I screamed
“We will take you all!” they said and rip off their shirts, sapphire-like eyes gleaming!
Suddenly there were fireworks and thick smoke all around, then it was over.
“I’m sorry” I said as I looked over the figures that were once the constructs. “It would never have worked between us for you see, I have taken a vow. You are just brutes, though I am merely Wu-min."
Some of the other men got hurt, and there was this foolishness with a net, but everyone survived. We headed to the disheveled potion man’s shop to recover.
The End

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Session 3 adventure log
You're toxin my patience.

Session 3 journal

Even as I write this, I can feel toxins, both supernatural and natural, trying to course through my veins. It has been a relatively short time since we started journeying deeper into this castle. Yet already we have encountered ethereal marauders, gnome alchemists, a defiling spiritual force, and a massive cloud of poison. Fortunately, I think we’re rid of the ethereal marauders, but I doubt we’ve seen the last of the gnomes or the poison.

I get ahead of myself. After resting and preparing new armor, we sent our scout ahead to brave the darkness. At first, things were fairly quiet. We discovered some ashes and the remains of some poor souls, but that was it. However, as we traveled deeper, the halfling narrowly avoided a trap and a group of ethereal marauders was upon us. Just as we brought ourselves to bear against them, they disappeared and a new set showed up. Truly, the fantastical is commonplace here. They continued their guerrilla warfare against us as we explored. We found some alchemical plants, and harvested them. We then continued past a defiled altar and found a shaft down into the depths of the castle. Hec’torin was confident he could safely explore, but Vrex was quite… insistent that we continue exploring. We did not fully explore, but what we did explore was cursed. I am certain of it.

We then continued down into the next area. Here we found gnomes working on their craft. But Heylan was having none of that. Throwing caution to the wind, he grabbed the first gnome he could get his hands on and tossed the poor sap into an alchemy kit. This created the poisonous cloud, and after ensuring that the gnomes in the room were taken care of, we beat a hasty retreat to the floor above. Now we sit here, some of us in better condition than others, but none of us unharmed.

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