Best place I can think to put this. I had a new player come in as a Companion. She had never LARP'ed before and wants to dress up next time. I am looking forward to next time, I may dress up myself.
News From Terra Orleans:
Two weeks after Adelaide's Birthday, the bartender, T.J. , and the gambler, Troy, fumigated the saloon getting rid of the pests of the insect kingdom. Troy worked out a deal with T.J. for his own table and a few other things. Cecilia Thibadoux came in started playing darts with Troy and accidently left her own personal darts on the table when she left.
Sheriff Ellijah Brody interviewed and briefed the new Companion, Lisa, on some of the ins and outs of Terra Orleans society, then took her to introduce her to Cecilia Thibadoux. Well Cecilia was pleased to find out a new Companion had arrived, and then was a bit surprised and somewhat disappointed to find out the new Companion was female instead of male as Selene had promised her. Cecilia went ahead and set her up in her old companion's apartment until arrangements could be made for Lisa.
After cleaning the place up a bit, Lisa lies down and a spider drops on her from no where. She screams in surprise and rolls off the couch she was laying on. She gets up composes herself and finds another spider staring at her and chittering at her. The Companion screams again and runs out of the apartment and towards the saloon. At the same time this is happening, Kiora is doing some research on the local herbs in her apothecary shop when she is confronted by a chittering spider. Kiora goes to attack it and misses. In the mean time, 2 others have shown up. She goes to attack again and is bitten by one of the spiders. Dizzy from the spider venom, Kiora escapes to the saloon.
While Kiora screams and cries for help in the street, Troy, T.J., and Lisa are playing poker for high stakes. Troy has decided he wants a lovely barmaid at his side while he plays poker. and is looking at the Companion to fill this position. While the GM's still need to find out what the outcomes of those games were, (we were setting stuff up for other scenes) we finally made the gambling group hear Kiora as she stumbled into the bar. Fortunately Lisa knows enough first aid to patch her up a bit.
T.J. hears his guard cat mewing oddly and goes off to find that one of the spiders has wrapped the cat in silk and is about to eat the cat. T.J. starts fighting with it, finally fires his gun at it, which alerts Troy. Troy goes and finds T.J. battling another spider and the two of them manage to kill the thing.
Kiora decides it's time to figure out what they know about these things. They have figured out they are somewhat intelligent as they seem to be able to dodge and move quickly, and they seem to be communicating with each other (chittering). The venom they have is weak, but could probably kill a small animal. Also they have a somewhat tough exoskeleton. Lastly, these things are not in their mature state.
Kiora decided to try to talk to these things. With the rest of the group looking on from the saloon, Kiora finds one in the street and starts talking to it, nicely. She gets surrounded by them while talking to them. She finally asks them to take her to their leader, so they lead her off to an abandoned warehouse in town. The rest of the group arm themselves with a broom, knives, and a scatter gun, and the Sheriff is called in to help.
Kiora is allowed to go into the warehouse, while the rest of the party is blocked off from entering by a nice mass of spiders. T.J. decides to try to shoot them and misses. Lisa in one fell swoop, bats all of them aside in a writhing mass, and T.J. stomps on them all before they get to attack.
In the meantime, Kiora is attempting to talk down a huge mature spider. The rest of the party bursts in, the Sheriff draws his gun and "MOMMA" spider jumps on him and proceeds to attack him. With much hitting and missing, the party manages to get the spider off the Sheriff, capture it, and bottle it, but not before it called another larval spider. The second spider was killed immediately.
Now for the Conclusion to the adventure. To the chagrin of the GM's, "MOMMA" spider is currently sitting in a soundproof bottle on the apothecary's back counter. The Sheriff, T.J., and Troy gone from building to building all over town and wiped out the entire spider population. Lisa has a spider free apartment, even if the aprtment is temporary. All is well with the world, until the next adventure...
(crossposted from my own Journal)