Now that we are a part of the seedy resupply element entering Yeenoghu’s terrible town, the gang has to do their best to blend in. We look great. Our gnoll impressions are spot on. Nothing can go wrong. Probably. I mean, it is an evil town of evil people so even if things go correctly, it will be more than a little painful I assume. Okay, bye!
Cast and Player Characters
While examining the caravan that the gang wants to use to infiltrate the gnoll city as described last episode, they can see that the caravan consists of gnolls (of course), goblinoids, one large giant, hobgoblins, bugbears, and occasionally a human with a scar on his face, jet black hair, maybe a gold tooth, wearing red and black. The group discusses how they plan on getting out of the city. Zird volunteers to take the griffons and meet them somewhere. Harper desperately wants eye-liner, so Aludra puts some on him, to make him seem eviler and darker. Zird then warns them that when the polymorph spell wears off, they will weirdly be wearing whatever they were wearing to their fourteenth birthday party, hair included.
Harper wants to come up with at least two to three backup plans, just in case. Zird asks how they will infiltrate the caravan, and suggests someone (looks at Harper) create a weather-based distraction. He decides to make a dust storm. Zird does it. He turns them all into gnolls. Steve is finally at home. Harper creates a dust storm, making it very hard to see, and the group uses the confusion to fly in on their griffons. Steve tells Thom that he (Steve) should be in control, as he is the gnoll of the two, to which Thom begrudgingly agrees. Harper's gnoll visage has a golden mo-hawk, a weird skull that lines his face, spiked shoulder pads, and leather belts on his pants with no shirt. Aludra-Gnoll is shorter and squatter than the others, she is wearing armor, and her hair looks exactly the same, with a very luxurious tail. Jaela-gnoll is grey with black spots, and has an undercut with a little bit of purple in it and braids and stuff, also, she has a loincloth and other straps of leather appropriately covering things. Steve is basically an anime-as-fuck furry.
The caravan is approaching a ramp that will take it into the city. Harper-Gnoll starts talking with a nearby hobgoblin, who doesn't recognize the accent, and asks him about it. Harper-Gnoll says he is from the bad parts of the Melon Camps, to the irritation of Steve. The longer the conversation goes on, the more and more of a racist caricature Harper-Gnoll puts on. He claims to have been hired as a guard on the last wagon, but got lost in the storm, and wishes to stay with the hobgoblin, then he introduces Aludra-Gnoll as Ererdra, then says, "Allright, bye! See you in the city!" immediately after saying he wanted to stay with him. And thus, a goof was born. They don't leave, however, and Steve-Gnoll introduces himself as "Sleve", and guess the hobgoblin's name correctly on the first try, it "Gobby"! He is from the Swamps of Ichtaka. Okay, bye! They claim saying "Okay, bye." is a dialect thing of where they are from, and it has to be said after everything they say. Harper adds that their traditional farewell is to kick someone in the shin, so he does that.
The caravan enters the city. There are guards everywhere, and there are two sets of walls. It's full of evil races, and it all looks really shitty. Aludra-Gnoll can see 8 rats. There is also a human corpse. There are taverns around, and Harper wants to go to one of them, to gather intel. They go to one called the
Stinking Mallard Stinking Capon, and Steve-Gnoll gets punched in the face by... someone? Find out next time!
- This is the "Okay, Bye!" episode. Obviously.
- As is the case with most goofs, it starts out differently than it becomes immortalized. The first few times it is said, it is "Alright, bye", and only becomes "Okay, bye" over time. The first time it is said is by Tim Lanning, as "Alright, bye", and the first time it is said as "Okay, bye" is by Mike Bachmann.
Quest Log Updates
- Bachmann - 9
- Tim - 9
- Jennifer - 18
- Nika - 5