Sunday, 8 November 2009

D&D session 1 - FF9 conversion

Our D&D group recently reformed and just like the last one i'm writing what happened down. we had our new member joe join us, however gareth was "absent". still we had a good session. i decided instead of inventing a whole storyline i chose to "borrow" one, the FF9 one since its the most medieval like.

some background info for you now. there are 4 continents, the one they are on is the mist continent. the continent has a tall thick layer of mist on the ground level, hence why all the nations and villages are built above the mist layer. inside the mist are monsters. the continent has used the mist as a power source for airships which fly on top of the mist. the nation of alexandria is where our story begins, a castle sits overlooking the town which has a huge sword sticking out of it. alexandria is ruled by queen brahne (a huge, fat, ugly woman) who has a daughter called princess garnet (the beautiful woman) who has turned 18. if your confused, tough! go play the game.

a theatre airship arrives in alexandria to put on a play, however the ship belongs to a group of thieves called tantalus. richie (rogue) is on the ship. joe (ranger) is in the town with a ticket for the play. stuart (paladin) is guard of the princess and captain of the knights of pluto (a rather incompetent lot). tantalus are there to kidknap the princess, and richie hears the plan. stuart does his duties and makes sure his knights are actually working. joe wanders around town before going to the play. when it comes time for the show joe hands in his ticket which turns out to be a fake, however he soon meets puck (a rat person) who after a theft of a ladder helps him sneak into the show. richie helps put on the performance of "i want to be your canary" (sappy title i know but it is a romeo&juliet ripoff so what can you do). after his fight scene with fellow thief blank they slip into the castle. the princess has decided to go to her room instead of watching the play because she's been depressed all day (and lets face it a romance tragedy aint gonna help). joe is surprisingly still watching.

richie and blank throw the nearest guards into a room and make there way to the princess's room up the stairs, however a woman in a hood comes bursting out, knocks into richie who knocks into blank who falls down the stairs. joe comes in at this point who after smiting blank with a hammer and bluff checks later, lets them leave with the hooded girl who at this point has been identified as the princess. still confused? dont worry so was i but if you play the game all will become clear-ish.

In the stands joe is spotted as a non paying patron and try to arrest him, however he runs away with the only exit being the theatre ship. richie, blank and the princess were just getting on the theatre ship after convincing stuart there going on a "tour" when the alarms sounded and the queen barked orders to sieze the ship and make sure the princess doesn't leave. joe ran on the ship and destroyed the makeshift set on the stage which collapsed on everyone and revealed the hooded girl as the princess to everyone. the ship pulled away from the castle and was shot by cannon fire for its trouble. the ship now on fire managed to leave the city but soon crashed through the mist and into the evil forest which is at the bottom of the cliff alexandria is on.

the ship has crashed and when stuart wakes up he notices the princess isn't on the stage, which you'd think would be his prioty but he decides to smite blank through a wall and threaten richie some more. joe comes out the closet (yeah i know) he was hiding in, and leaves the shipwhere he sees the princess on the ground. he goes over to help but some giant forest beetles decides to attack. stuart hears the fight with his might paladin senses and goes to help, richie is oblivous at this point. joe and stuart fend off the beetles but later realise this is a diversion, because a vine horror was abducting the princess (which happens alot from the sounds of it). richie comes in and kills the last beetle and after a bit of a rest up (what with beetles and a ship crashing) they go looking for the princess. seriously if your confused play the game, you wont regret it. :)

they find the princess but the vine horror stands between them. blank (the abused) comes in and tells them that the VH controls the forest and when he dies the forest will collapse. the battle was surprisingly quick, i honestly thought it would do more, mind you it nearly killed richie (not by choice, its the dice). when it died the forest started to petrify (turn to stone), so the gang grabbed the princess and legged it. they nearly got petrified themselves but managed to out run it. blank fell over and threw a map to a nearby village to richie before he was turned to stone.

so they escaped, with the princess but what now? will they get the princess to lindbulm? what will the queen do to get her back? will gareth show up next week? tune in next time.

and in other related news got Final Fantasy dissidia. FF1-10 combined in a non conventional beat-em up, brilliant.

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