Journal of Miyara Kyosuke (73)
It is snowing outside Fallingwater, as all sorts of
chaos results from the fusion of the sogin rokus.
Miyara tells us no-one should use the powers of the
stones for a while.
Sun says that perhaps we should consider how we are
going to survive. The food is running out, and the storm outside
prevents us collecting it. He then complains about his sleeping
quarters and the wind blowing through them.
There is agreement that trying to deal with the
symptoms does not work. But no-one has a solution.
I say that we need to find the man. Goru
objects. Miyara says I will not need to find him, he will find me.
She asks me where I was planning to look, and I am
shamed to admit I do not know,
I say that perhaps Miyara can use the combined
stones to stop this. She says that it is causing this, and will
make things worse. I counter that perhaps we need to make things
worse before the man will come. Make things worse to make them
Hosei says that meat will not be a problem, as he
can produce a fish. That will help us. He then says that we
are all magical creatures now.
((Goru has two visions, superimposed to one, quickly
merging. It is a vision of swirling whirlpool of water, air,
fire, trees, houses, people, and Goru and everyone swirlling down it,
the hole that leads out. He sees us all along with the others
trying to avoid slipping down the hole that goes out, walking up the
maelstrom away from the hole that goes Out. The party comes
across a blind man who leads us away from the hole. In.))
Goru tells us of the vision. He says we need
to find the blind man. I say it's the man I've been talking about.
Hosei suggests that Baraku should go outside on a
rope held by Goru, to investigate whether the effect extends much
The snow is deep, it is cold and slippery, and
within a hundred feet the effect still persists. ((Baraku sticks
his spear into hte ground with the rope tied to it, and goes down the
stream to the road, within ten minutes. The weather is still
there. He comes back up the stream, finds the staff, and comes
back on the rope.)) Baraku comes back and tells us that the
weather is the same at least as far as the road. He adds that he
realized that King Og is buried not far fom here, and didn't he drink a
Meanwhile, Hosei pulls out a fat maggot instead of a
fish. Ashu starts yelling something, but is drowned out by the
severe electric shock Hosie takes. Hosei drops the maggot and
Goru squishes it.
He tries again. This time whatever it is tears
its way out of his pocket, tearing at him. Hosei tears off his
robe and a snotling pushes its way out of his pocket. It is
quickly killed. Hosei puts his clothes back on.
On his third attempt, he pulls out a fish at
last. It's a mackeral.
Baraku makes a wind block from poles and skins, so
we can all sleep in turn. It works only for a few minutes,
though, and then the wind blows through it.
Hosei meditates for a while. He then explains
that if you hold up your cloak, it will block the wind for a
while. After a while, the magic from us fades and it lets wind
through. We can change that magic to feel warm.
I immediately meditate on bringing the man
here. I am the distilled essence of Tzeench. The distiller
of chaos is coming, to drink of chaos and end Tzeench's plan.
((Sun reports that the river is getting deeper,
about 6" deeper than it was. They discuss whether that settles if
they need to stay or go. But first they are going to uncover
Pireseri's body and kick him to see if he wakes up among all this chaos.
Hosei says after that we should go to the Druidess,
and to the blind man there with the time travel box. They should
then go forty centuries ago, to the beginning of the plan. But
the deerskins used to make the screens are full of tiny holes, and
can't be used to carry the stuff from the chest. Everything has
to be carried on person. Miyara takes the statue, of course,
along with the unnaturally light rock.
Sun says the water is now a foot deeper.))
Miyara will not let me stay, although I insist, but
I am strapped onto Goru's back and continue my meditation on the way.
((Rabena goes to Pireseri's body and meditates about
him being alive again, forming the Chaos into Pireseri, taking the
power of the Chaos and bringing him back to life.
Pireseri sits up. But his body is still lying
down. He looks around, somewhat transparent. He looks over
and mouths something.
Hosei casts his spell and talks with Pireseri.
Pireseri stands up. He puts his hands out like he can't see, like
he's blind. As Hosei speaks with him, P looks in his
direction. His mouth moves but nothing comes out. Hosei
touches him, and he feels like he's actually there. P reacts to
the touch too.
Rabena tries to fix the body, only putting more into
it than usual with the magical force surrounding us. Her
abilities tell her that the body is completely dead. But she can
feel the magic swirling around, and she thinks she can get the body to
stand up and walk around if she pulls it the right way.
The waterfall is spouting a lot more water than
they've ever seen it do.
The body of Pireseri stands up. She pushes it
mentally towards the spirit, and shoves it by the arms towards the
spirit. She pushes it to merge with the spirit, willing them to
be one and alive.
The body walks right through the blind spirit.
Hosei asks P/spirit if he can use his seeing
ability, but he cannot, as he is blind.
Rabena holds both and tries to push them together,
but they bounce off.
The water is now squirting out of the rock.
The body walks clumsily and slowly and only when
Rabena pushes it.
The spirit does nothing. Hosei tries to walk
him through a bush, but he crashes into it. P interacts with
Baraku shepherds the blind man.
We walk down the hill, but held back by the two slow
beings. The water has overflowed the banks and is flowing at
their feet. Visibility is five feet in this blizzard.
Baraku carries the spirit, Ashu carries the spirit
I have a vision. I am swallowed and begin
flowing through the innards of whatever has swallowed me
((The river hits them from behind and washes them
down, all tied together.))
Some time later, we all wake up on the bank of the
river. It is still a storm, but it isn't as bad as it was.
Neither Pireseri is here.
Rabena says it will snow for the next few days.
I say I have been drunk, as the vision showed.
The distiller of chaos has showed up, drank me, and will end Tzeench's
The barbarians try to tell me what happened with
Pireseri, but when I ask Miyara she says that Rabena tried to revive
Pireseri. His spirit and body came separately, and then they were
all drunk with me.
Hosei says to make a fire. Ashu lights a
tree. Hosei strips and dries himself. Suddenly he noticed
his pack is on fire and puts it out. But the runes book is burnt,
as are some of his spell components. All the paper umbrellas
Miyara made for him are gone.
It's a good fire. His pack was a good fire too.
Miyara asks if I'm feeling ok, and I say I am fine.
Hosei is sorting out his pack components. I
pick up something that he put aside and throw it on the tree fire.
Goru hits me over the back of the head. I am
badly hurt, a totally unprovoked attack by a barbarian. I fight
back. He's not using his maul, and is shouting something.
I immediately start Clown Fighting. Miyara
gives Goru a very unfriendly look, but steps back.
Goru swings at me, but I dodge. I hit him
back. We exchange blows again, and I hit him heavily. And
again. Suddenly I hurt myself with a bad blow, and he backs
away. I follow him and keep pressing the attack. Why does
he dishonor me by not fighting to his ability?
Miyara calls out not to kill him, but at that point
Goru falls down dead. ((Rabena runs over to try to save him.))
((Meanwhile, Baraku asks Miyara to hold the rock
still. He says his vision was that he would put a stop to the
chaos. He will hit the rock and break it. He does that, and
it hurts him. Miyara puts the stone away.))
I walk over to Miyara and ask her why Goru
dishonored me by not fighting to his full ability.
He wanted to stop me throwing anything in the
fire. He was afraid I was going mad. Like a barbarian would
Suddenly I heard Goru's voice and asks what demon's
work is it that he was up.
Goru doesn't know.
((Rabena has healed Goru completely. She
immediately keels over unconscious.))
Sun points out a man who has arrived.
Miyara greets him, and invites him over.
He asks if everything is ok.
Goru and I argue but Miyara tells us to shut up and
Hosei goes over to the man and starts a
conversation. ((The man is Pipo. He is blind. And he
is young. He has come down to the river to check his traps.
Hosei says that the river is higher, and that something happened to the
headwaters. The river, however, looks like it's at a normal level
now, with no evidence of flooding.))
Hosei brings him over to the fire and introduces him
to Lady Miyara.
Goru waves me over to the fire. I glare at him
but that's where Miyara is receiving hte visitor, so that's where I
go. I promptly fall over. ((Goru places me comfortably.))
The visitor is clearly poor, but dressed in warm
clothes as a small-time hunter and trapper.
((Hosei goes over to Rabena and sits on the far side
of her. He watches Pipo. After a little while he determines
that Pipo is not magical, but the rest of us are still magical.
Pipo asks if we need a place to stay, if we're
lost. He says he'd be glad to take us to Urudaba (Urdevar).
Miyara says that yes, we should accompany him.
She adds that two of us have fainted from the cold and exertion, and
that we should wait until they recover.
He says that they should not wait in the storm.
Miyara says that then they should bring the fainted
people with us. Goru carries Rabena, while Baraku makes a travois
with some tree branches and my cloak and carries me.
For three hours, we follow Pipo through the
storm. He leads us up into the mountains. Along the way we
gain a following of wolves, and after a while Rabena wakes up from her
exhaustion. Goru continues to carry her because she is very weak
At first the wolves hang way back, but as they get
closer the group notices them. Baraku mentions them to Pipo and
moves closer to the front. Pipo says to do nothing until they
attack. Baraku tells him to stay with the unconscious me while
the rest of the group deal with the wolves. Miyara takes up the
rear to protect us.
The wolves get close enough that if they were really
hunting, they would have attacked by now. They are checking us
very carefully, and are not friendly in any way, but they seem to be
afraid of us.
Hosei senses that they are not magical. Other
than the party, there are no magical beings within a hundred yards of
After three hours, we arrive at Urudaba. As we
approach the village, the wolves hang further and further back until
they are gone.
Pipo takes us in and introduces us around.
It's a small village, about 15-20 buildings, all stone, nestled down in
a small valley. The road has been graded, a long time ago, over
some hills. In the back of the village are steep and high cliffs,
and signs of small mines going into the cliff. Perhaps a couple
of hundred people live here. The village itself seems at least as
the hills themselves, and most of the buildings are in various levels
Pipo brings us in and starts at the meeting
hall. There's a large firepit with 25-30 smelly villagers
gathered in their cloaks, with a fire burning in the pit. This is
the firepit where they have their meetings, he says. He points
out the cistern that works when it's not frozen. He then takes us
over to Querla's. It is sort of a general store
place. Q is a halfling. She is older, female, and as dirty
as any of the other neighbours. The General Store is not well
stocked, but does have plenty of alcohol. It is quickly apparent
that her girls will service our enterainment needs - two other
halflings and a human. She does have some food, and asks us what
Hosei says he has a puddle of silver, which Q
sntaches right out of his hand.
For that, Q has dried smoked meat and two bags of
flour. She says she can provide a pot, and points to the fire
outside, ignoring the one in here.
Hosei tries to negotiate firewood, but it's
expensive because it's cleared out from the village. He
manages to rent the fireplace for another silver.
Q asks if they have anything to sell. She says
she'll give an excellent price for anything we have.
Hosei and Sun cook, and do it really well.
Unfortunately the starting ingredients were so bad that it is merely
The group mostly hangs out in the shelter and warmth.
Goru considers that he can help the town with some
smithing services. He heads out to check the village to see if
they have a smithy (they do not). Pipo still shows them around,
while Miyara goes with them.
Pipo looks like the man in Goru's vision.
Suddenly Goru gives a start, and tells Miyara they
need to talk later.
Pipo shows them Bolo's, which sells peat
moss. B has a huge stock of peat piled up, cut and dried, of
course covered in snow.
Most of the buildings are used for sleeping or
living quarters. Pipo pokes his head into a number of them.
There appears to be no privacy here, as he pokes his head in without
any hesitation or qualms.
It is a poor mining community. Manners and
hygiene are appalling, even by barbarian standards.
Occasionally he points out a person and tells their
name. He does it all by sound, so he only introduces people who
He also shows off a big vegetable garden at the edge
of town, buried under snow of course.
Back in Q's, when it seems that Sun is taking a
break from cooking, the human girl slides up to him and says something
quietly to him. He smiles.
Hosei has determined that there is no-one magical
within a hundred yards, aside from us.
A little later, one of the hobbit "girls" (obviously
a lot older than "girl") walks up to Baraku and gives him a big
hug. She stinks of many things, including alcohol, and asks him
if he can buy a girl a drink. Baraku says "No," and leaves.
The girl goes after him, pleading for a drink, as he heads for the
door. He still refuses and continues outside.
The second halfling "girl" sits down right in the
middle of the group. She is not even slightly attractive.
Hosei says to her that when his friend wakes up, he'll need some
company. She is Jacunda, and his introduces himself as
Brother Hosei. They have a nice little conversation. She
says that she grew up here. She's not sure which the nearest town s,
and guesses Noln. She has not heard of the Yetsin
Valley, It does not take long to realize that she is extremely
stupid. She asks him if he wants to be one of her boyfriends, and
starts chatting him up. He declines, and makes the excuse of
cooking to break away.
Jacunda starts paying attention to me, rubbing my
The first halfling comes over again and asks if
anyone would like a drink. Everyone declines politely, and she
offers to serve any of us who want some.
Soon the others are back. The meal is
stickbread and gravy and is not bad at all.
The drunk girl squeals with delight at the dwarf,
asks him if he wants a drink. He accepts it, and she brings his
and one herself. She starts pushing him towards other services
too. The drink is both weak and foul.
The meal is much better than the drink. Goru
surreptitiously dumps his in hers. She comes back with more, and
he gives her two gold coins to buy her drinks for the night, and to
stay out of his way.
Baraku comes back in to eat and then goes back out
to find a building that is not (or barely) occupied to spend the
night. When he's noticed by someone in one building, he's
welcomed to sleep with them for the night. Everyone just flops on
the bundles of blankets and furs on the ground. Baraku asks if
the workers are coming back from the mine and asks if the room will
fill up. The man says it will, and that everyone works in the
I wake up in full health, and Rabena faints a few
seconds later from the extertion of healing me.
I am in a foul room in a foul building. A foul
ugly shrunken person says something to me in a friendly manner.
Miyara brings me up to date. Apparently we
followed the blind man here. It's a terrible place, but he
brought us here.
Hosei haggles with Q for a cask of whiskey.
She is good, however, and makes him feel good about overpaying.
He is good enough to recognize this. He asks where Pipo sleeps,
and she says a name that he does not know. He asks her how far Noln
is from here, and it is apparently a month or two. Kurutsofen is
four or five days away, and we are half a day from the Yetsin
road. The storm started two days ago.
The miners start filing in. They buy alcohol
and food and leave. It is clear they do not want people staying
here. A few miners pay for the girls' services, and I am saved
from the tiny hag. Apparently they mine silver here.
Baraku and Miyara lead us to a flop area, and as Sun
suggests a little silver convinces a building just the right size for
all of us to clear out. The thick stone buildings have probably
been here longer than anyone can remember, with thick stone walls and
no fire. The rugs and floor coverings are warm but disgusting,
greasy and dirty and full of bugs. But they are warmer than being
outside, and the building heats up quickly with all of us inside.
Everybody has been friendly and desperate for
someone to talk to. They're cautious, but there is no money in
this town so we can't steal any. They have nothing to lose.
As soon as we showed they had nothing to fear, they were consistently
warm to us.