Episode 195 - Meanwhile, in Glaine, the Jewel of the East

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"I don't know. I've just been here for so long and I haven't really done anything. I mean, I'm really powerful. I don't want to brag, but I'm really fucking good at illusions. So maybe if I can get out of here and maybe...... help? ...people? Or...? ...something?" ~ Toby Treacletart

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Episode 195 - Meanwhile, in Glaine, the Jewel of the East

With Mike Bachmann and Jennifer Cheek absent for the recording, the rest of the cast take the time to introduce Tim Lanning's new character Toby Treacletart! Nika Howard reprises the role of her original character, Lex, as she heads to Glaine, the Jewel of the East to both inform the wizards of the White Spire of the death of King Titus Harper and to ask about strange magical readings she's come across.

Cast and Player Characters

  • Michael "Thrifty Nerd" DiMauro - Dungeon Master
  • Nika Howard - Lex
  • Tim Lanning - Toby Treacletart

Non-Player Characters

Pets

Locations

Story

The witch, Lex flies ahead of the group towards the White Spire of Glaine, the Jewel of the East. She gains an audience with Archmage Cornelius Talionis. She brings news of the death of King Titus Harper. Which causes Toby Treacletart to cry out, devastated at the news of the death of one of his heroes. Lex mentions she felt some magical aberrations, as did her fellow witch and best friend Wren. They sought out Harper to warn him of danger but were too late. Harper was killed by Longcryer before being killed himself. Toby cries out at hearing of the death of one of his heroes, King Titus Harper, but is also glad to hear someone else speak up about strange magical readings and thinks that maybe this incident with Harper is what he had been feeling and trying to tell Cornelius about.

When Lex questions whether anyone at the White Spire has felt any similar readings, Cornelius denies any such thing, however Toby uses Message to speak directly into Lex's mind and tell her that he's found tons of readings. Cornelius feels like she's just wasting his time, and she should stick to the permits the Coven has been cleared for and keep searching the countryside regarding the reports of monster causing a disturbance. When Lex persists, Cornelius asks weather anyone else in the Coven has felt any similar disturbances other than her and her friend, and he sees through Lex's lie when she tries to convince him that everyone in the Coven knows.

Cornelius casts Forcecage and calls for the guards to take her down to the holding cells on level 13. He looks at Toby and after some consideration tells Toby to not worry about this matter. He'll have things squared away with the Coven and she'll be released in the next couple days.

Toby excuses himself and heads to his room. He tells his roommate Borris that he thinks Cornelius is acting strange by ignoring warnings from Lex. Toby tells Borris that he's going to go down to the cells and question Lex, and if it looks like she is telling the truth and is a good person, then he might free her and runaway with her. He hasn't felt like he belongs here in the White Spire ever since his master Xhalion left to visit Pelor's Hope. He gets his roommate to pinky swear to keep quite and cover for him, and then he gathers up some of his belongings, his pet rat named Snake, and his familiar Arlington.

Toby goes down to the cells, and thankfully it's empty except for a single guard, Zothan, who asks Toby to keep watch while he goes to use the bathroom. Toby does in fact use Arlington to keep watch, and then casts Minor Illusion to create some white noise while he and Lex talk. He tells her that something as simple as practicing his favorite spell Detect Magic caused him to pass out. Is convinced his impressions about her are correct and grabs the keys and unlocks the cell. He wants to help her find the cause of this magic, make a name for himself, and maybe find out its arcane secrets. She casts Greater Invisibility on herself while he sets up an illusion to make it look like she's still asleep in the closed cell as they leave the White Spire and head towards the Gnome Quarter of the city.

Trivia

  • Corpse Fucker Gary (? - An inside joke I missed)
  • Lex mentions what an absurd idea it would be for reptillians lording over Drunkeros in secret.
  • Cornelius often gets Toby's name wrong, calling him names such as Tony or Doby.
  • Lex worships Uthgar
  • Toby isn't too into gods, but thinks Ioun is okay.
  • Toby uses Mage Hand to scribe notes when he feels like it.

Inventory Updates

  • +1 Toby Treacletart to the podcast!

Quest Log Updates

  • [Active] - Find the monster terrorizing Glaine, the Jewel of the East
  • [Active] - Discover the cause of the magical disturbance
  • [Active] - Curse of the Raven Queen
  • Save the shrinking high elf city of Galanthus

Rolls

  • Recap
    • Nika - Defaulted to Nika
    • Tim - n/a

  • Initiative vs Cornelius
    • Cornelius - 15+
    • Jaela - 15
    • Toby - 4

  • Cornelius - Insight Check (assumed) into Lex's Statement About Who Else Sensed the Disturbance
    • (Unknown) - Cornelius doesn't believe anyone other than Lex and Wren have noticed the unusual magical occurrences.

  • Cornelius - Insight Check (assumed) into Toby's Reaction to These Events
    • (Unknown) - Cornelius decides to tell Toby to just forget about Lex and let's Toby leave to go to his quarters.

  • Dungeon Master - Unknown Roll While Toby and Lex Escape the White Spire and Glaine, the Jewel of the East
    • (Unknown) - Toby and Lex make it out the White Spire without being stopped.