So here are the notes on the last two sessions as archived on the Game Discs. As you will recall the PCs had been jumping from Dimension to Dimension due to the shockwaves produced by the illithids. If we are going to move on with old PCs we will need to determine the starting point of the new game. Hopefully these notes will help generate ideas. As always input is encouraged (and incharacter stuff will be noted for XP awards).

  • A halfling appears outside the quarantine field and introduces himself as Dr. Haldo, Chief Medical Officer of Outlands Station.
  • The medical exams, far more sophisticated than the ones undergone in the Startiger, begin. Finn is the first to undergo the 36 hour procedure. Much of the focus of the exam seems to be the Illithid circuitry embedded in his hand.
  • The exams proceed, two at a time, for the next two weeks or so. In the meantime those not currently being examined use the datapads and station Infonet to learn of both the Unification Church and the strange analogs of the planes they are used to. (The Corporate Hells of Baator, etc). During this period Kaolin takes to giving “educational lectures,” to Taj’s buglings. Drake breaks his datapad and demands another one of the staff.
  • After the examinations the party are subjected to hours of individual debriefing by the ISPD(the Dragon Emperor Mezzenbone’s secret police, staffed entirely by Drow.). Drake channels The Merchant, primary aspect of The Traveler here, and tries to sell them campestri.
  • Shortly after the debriefings end the station goes to battle stations and then shakes as though hit by some titanic force. Kaolin desperately tries to attune her Crown of Stars to the station enough to get a view of outside space. After a few moments she succeeds, seeing an image of several Nautiloid ships strafing the station. As the attack continue the sun, shining in the background, begins to dim visibly…..
  • Focusing all of her arcane and psionic skills on the quarantine shields Taj manages to punch a tiny hole in them. Just enough to Dimension Door out. As she appears in the corridor a pack of Illithidae (Kaolin identifies them as Kigrids) round the corner. Taj quickly dimension doors back into the sickbay as she feels their tendrils of thought snaking into her mind. The Kigrid cluster at the doorway and proceed to psionically assault the party.
  • Working rapidly Kaolin and Drake, using Drake’s Metamagic Rod, cast Windwalk on everyone. Kaolin then Dimension Doors to a corridor near the Portal to the Stations next segment, parsecs away in the next dominion of the Empire. Her now gaseous companions flow through the Ring Gate she is carrying, followed by Drake who Dimension Doors up to meet them with the other Ring Gate.
  • Our Heroes get about 40′ down the corridor, just into the next segment, when forcefields pop up around them and a voice rings through the hall, “ILLITHID INCURSION – RED ALERT!” About half the group manages to dodge out of the way, but the others are trapped within. Fortunately they discover that they have one Ring Gate on each side of the fields. Using Dimension Door and the still active Wind Walk they escape, but cannot take the Ring inside the field with them. Tavist and Finn enter the field through the gate and solidify with the intention of playing on Tavist’s draconic heritage and brazening it out.
  • When security drops the field Finn uses his boots to escape with Tavist by running along the ceiling. They go gaseous as the troops open fire with strange guns that shoot Magic Missile style bolts of energy..

Paradigm Shift – Gamma World

  • While Kaolin fills the breach with a Divine Storm, Finn puts on the Ring of the Gunslinger and snatches a fallen grimlock’s blaster rifle.
  • Looking through the whirling blades of the Divine Storm Finn observes a figure in the back f the Boreworm, not just an Illithid, but a Ulitharid (an Illithid noble). Lola casts flare in it’s face, momentarily blinding it.
  • After a brief and bloody battle the Ulitharid Dominates those still standing (Kaolin, Finn, Tavist and Foehammer. Taj awakes just as the Ulitharid has them kneel to make a meal of them. She casts Telepathic Assault, jarring its concentration enough for Finn and Tavist to break free. Tavist draws his starwheel and blows its head off.
  • Using the Staff of the Technomage Taj refuels the ship and Dave takes off fast.
  • Tavist casts a Major Image of a stone wall in front of one of the pursuing Nautiloids, then Drake casts a real Wall of Stone just beyond it. The Nautiloid slams into the stone wall and ceases pursuit.
  • As an Illithid dreadnaught appears, rapidly closing with them, the sky fills with arcs of purplish energy. Just like the past two times they fade out and reappear in unfamiliar space.
  • As they appear the ship goes out of control tumbling towards a planet below. All the spellcasters fell their magic weaken (Arcane max level of 3, Divine max level of 5). Kaolin uses the rapidly draining energy of the Crown of Stars to ease the crash into a rough landing amongst the reddish grasslands below.
  • They wake Dave the pilot and begin the process of refueling the ship and rebooting the AI using Taj’s staff. Dave says it will take awhile for the arcane battery to charge up enough to use.
  • Ship’s sensors detect a group of 40 humanoids approaching. Taj scans them and says that more than half are psionic, although of a raw, primal, and untrained type she has never seen before. As they get closer it becomes obvious that any humans or near humans are chained and acting as slaves.
  • Drake and Tavist use magic to disguise themselves, drake as a catfolk and Tavist to look more reptilian. They Dimension Door out with Kaolin and Taj.
  • They are escorted through the crowd of mutants to meet Napoleon 3, Emperor of Bonparr. While talking drake paints his portrait (DC 30). They group are invited to dine that evening.
  • During the meal Napoleon begins trying to negotiate renting or trading for use of the “skyship,” in order to wipe out an “infestation,” in the ruined city nearby.
  • Boudreaux, a mutant crawfish and shaman to the Emperor says that their coming was foretold, that they would cleanse the infestation of the old See-Teel Starport……

There you go! Harras Gary into accepting his invite and contributing to the discussion…