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A Gentle Deep Carbon Observatory Nightmare - Episode 9
- Nik Vinter
My players arrived at Carrowmoore today, it was intense both for me and for them. In case you were wondering where the first 8 episodes of this are, well, they're in barrowmaze
Barrowmaze was deemed too dangerous and Basyli discovered he is a Voidearthener, as in convinced that the Earth is actually empty inside, and he thinks that the truth about this lies in the quiet village of Carrowmoore. The group gathered their supplies and reached Shod, the closest town. Their journey was uninteresting (especially after rolling like 10d6 without a single encounter), until the very last day when they heard a loud roar coming from the west.
T̵͖̎h̶̩͑e̸̘̓ ̷͕̔t̶̻͗o̸̬̕w̴̐͜n̵͎̆ ̸͇͛w̶̭̓a̵͈͌š̴̤ ̷͙͑s̴̗͌i̴̛͕n̶̮͘k̵̞̑i̶͓͒n̶̯̈ĝ̷̙,̸̮̌ ̵͍̐t̴̬̃h̸͓͌e̸̼͂ ̸̞̔w̸̻̕ạ̶͗ẗ̵̜ë̸̹́r̷̲̐ ̴̼͛w̶̟̆a̸͉̐ṡ̸͕ ̵̨̉l̵͇̄e̶̖̓a̴̢̋k̶͎͝ị̶͝n̵̞̍g̶̫͒ ̷̧͊t̶͖̚o̵͉͆ ̷̢̈ä̶̳́n̵̛̞d̴̮̀ ̵̛̜f̸̦̊r̷̲͐o̷̪̊m̶̬̑ ̴̳̉ṭ̵͝h̵̗̓e̵̪͆ ̷̿͜e̷̘̕ả̷͔ṙ̵̡ṯ̶̈́h̶̨̑.̴͍́ ̵̟̾S̶̭͐ẅ̶͙́i̵̝̐r̶̬̔l̶̯͂i̷̻̎n̷̡̛g̸̬̊,̷̩̓ ̴̡̄m̶̨͌o̶̠͂v̴͍̌î̴͉n̵͓̐g̸̰̋,̴̲̌ ̸̧̓a̸̳͌g̴͔̿r̴̹̈́e̵̪̓s̸̹̑ṡ̴̨i̵͚̅v̴͎͋ę̸̔.̷̹͋ ̶̖̎P̵̧͑è̷͎o̸̳͗p̴̻̈́l̴̺͂e̴̥̕ ̴̰́e̴̱͆v̵͕́e̸͓̓r̴̝͂y̷̼͌ẅ̷̦́h̵̨̚e̷̙̽ȓ̶̢e̸̼̐,̵̪̚ ̴̡̾d̵̾ͅé̴̬a̸̪͊d̷̡͋ ̷̰͝ḅ̴͊o̵̱̽d̵̻̽i̴͚͝e̶̞͌s̵̭̔,̷̰͠ ̴͈̈́m̷̰͝o̸̠̊ṽ̴̘i̶͎̎n̷̦̈g̶̜̋ ̵̤̒b̵̟͛o̷̼͌d̸͍̋i̷̧̕e̷̛̯ŝ̸̝,̸̝͌ ̵̢̈s̸͇͑t̵̮̽i̴͙͐l̴̼̑l̷͍̈́ ̵̥̌b̸͚̓o̷̼̐d̵̫̿i̸̝͐e̸̠͒s̴͖͗.̵̮͗ ̷̬̆W̴͚̄ṛ̸͝e̴̼̔ċ̶͖k̷͕͐a̶̹͘g̸̞̎e̴̱̽s̵̥̀.̸̫̿ ̷̰͒Ḏ̵̾e̵͎̒ċ̸͍ä̸̘́ỹ̴̟.̸̻̔
The party was confused. People were screaming.
Glirk ran towards a man dragging his dead wife. Thelonius tried helping a raft with children. "And then they threw her in the well". Cavell, Basyli, motionless. One on his horse, the other waist deep into the water.
Everything was too fast. Children screaming "Mother". People scraping graves. They received no help. The party regrouped and intervened only when they saw Terbil Tem talking to a small girl. "Not Terbil Tem! Surely some mistake?". They got the girl, the man: vanished. Thelonius searched for a church and found one. The Optical God is everwatching. On the roof Tham was about to jump. THE DAM MUST NOT BE DESTROYED. Thankfully, the promise of help calmed him down and he didn't jump.
Now everyone's afraid and confused.
They don't want to go to the dam, but they want to know.
"The Dam! The Lock! The Dam! It must be shut again!"