(Yannis Red Book) Note Entry 16: The D1000, 1000x the fun
In my spare time, I can make a few of these random effect bombs to test on some willing *victim has been scribbled out* assistants. Though I was not intending these to be used in combat, I found these “D1000s” to be somewhat effective, if not, quite the spectacle. The effects that I have observed so far have been; turning a ghoul into solid gold (Nica would be proud I did that, given that she is studying Transmutation), sprouting a full grown palm tree at point of impact, sprouting mushrooms on a targets body (Haloren would want to check these out), turning clothing to ash, and changing genders of bear into a woman.
Bear did suffer an existential crisis because of it witch may have impeded judgment at the time… well now he can cross that off his list of things to experience. Though I should note, Bear looked almost identical to Kory… dang, if only Kory was here to see it… or even sample it *a small scribble suggests that Yannis was laughing*.
However, I feel as though Kama has payed me back for messing with bears’ little turtles.
(Yannis Red Book) Note Entry 17: New Girl… New Rooroo?
In the pursuit of the assassin Luciant, we happened across a strangely familiar situation of finding a small girl in the wilderness while moving to the next town over. The girl in question is around the same height as Rooroo, has a basic vocal vocabulary, a seemingly never ending appetite and a childlike innocents and curiosity (though the curiosity part is more for questioning if something could be consumed). From what I know, she came from behind the mountains near Nongalier … I’ll have to see if anyone in town knows anything about that. Other than that… there is not much that I can say about this girl, as I haven’t observed her enough to have any conclusions about her yet.
… I still don’t even know her name… She doesn’t seem to know either.
Sweet Mother of Fapping Entropy! My suit got completely destroyed… nothing but ash. ASH! My suit was fire resistant… and yet it’s now Ash! This is the clear definition of a “division by zero”. Something impossibly paradoxical happens and my sister will come and kick my ass again. I will admit, I was careless with the VERY dangerous D1000s, and I probably did deserve it as recompense for turning Bear into a woman… and for countless other pranks that I may or may not have inflicted on others. Well whatever the case, as of now, I will have to make do with basic clothing…
3 gold buttons, 2 platinum cufflinks, 1 flintlock pistol and 1 enchanted medallion that I “found” from a seemingly well to do resident in the common area… either he was a flaunty thief, or he was a nobleman… if he was, then what was he doing in the common zone? Well I don’t care that much, but either way, he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
1 golden ghoul statue and a chicken with a golden beak… the D1000s have a way of making and breaking days. The golden ghoul has a few possible plans; a ship monument at the front to give a ‘special’ Je ne sais quoi, remove the head as a memento statue in the clinic and profit the body, bury the statue (it was a person after all… long ago). The chicken has gotten a bit of an attitude though, strutting around like its more special than the rest… acting like a total cock.
In the secret basement of the church was a medical nightmare dungeon. While searching around I gathered a sack of expensive surgeon tools. I have no problem taking these tools as they belonged to a deceased maniac in a dungeon that shouldn’t even exist. At least I can put these tools to better use.
While disarming Luciant, I found 2 clockwork handguns + holsters. Despite not being a gunsmith, I can tell that these guns are very well crafted and well looked after. Given enough time, I could improve on the design a little… though that may be a later project for a quiet day.
A full sack of clean teeth (I discarded the rotted ones). I also nabbed Luciants right rear molar as a reminder to both him and myself. No one is invincible and untouchable. I also scavenged a pouch of questionable shrooms form Luciants body too (D1000s, a gift horse that kicks once in a while).
It hasn’t been too long and yet I already miss Rooroos childlike curiosity. I hope she is doing ok with all the others, I know she doesn’t see eye to eye with them… given the growling and biting. It all should be fine though… before she left with Kory on the ship, I made sure that no harm was to come to luciant unless he tries to escapes. With that, Rooroo has no reason to be hostile… … given the right stimuli, Rooroo could be extremely useful and dangerous. It’s also a shame that she wasn’t around for the small things; the smells, the talking tree, the lizards… But for now, I mostly miss her cheerfulness and curiosity.
… Maybe I should get her a souvenir from this place …
(Yannis Red Book) Note Entry 21: An Alchemists Dream
Ever since I was in school, I dreamed of having a lizard as a pet… never thought I would ACTUALLY GET one from the desert. This is too awesome, though I find it extremely hard to accept that I tamed a wild and carnivorous two headed raptor… I still have a hard time accepting a lot of what happens around me. That aside, I still have to come up with a name for him/her… Cuddles? Sir Killalot? Clever girl? …I’m going to need a constant income of meat too, the last thing I want is my raptor eating something that is not hostile. Training is also going to have priority. I’ve already got a few basic commands; sit, stay, sniff, dance…
(Yannis Red Book) Note Entry 22: King Kong vs Go Jira
We came to the sandy outpost in the middle of the desert… the heat is uncomfortable to say the least. After the raptor taming event, we arrived to find the water supply is being poisoned by a massive creature I identified as Go Jira. Good thing it was asleep when we came upon it, gave me time to prepare a few mines and an artillery flare. That managed to get some good damage on it, though it was clearly pissed. A few D1000s later and I gave life into a nearby palm tree that asked me for a game of chess (time and place was not appropriate).
In the heat of the moment, I wasn’t paying attention how it appeared … but a familiar giant 4 armed Gorilla started fighting the oversized lizard ... the palm tree was used as a club by the gorilla and died as an unfortunate result of it. The last D1000 I threw had the only useful effect of the day. The power levels of the Giant Gecko and myself were swapped. I was damn lucky that happened too, cause directly after that… I was used as a javelin by the gorilla! King Kong threw me at Godzilla!! I broke the sound barrier with my mask. Now there is a doctor sized hole straight through the center of the Kaiju.
My face and neck still hurt. Made an express autopsy though.
I seem to be stumbling upon rarities and oddities like as though it’s completely normal… actually it kind of is…*Yannis crosses out the previous line* Juliet. A bard with talent and a sense of adventure. Also a fox girl, and quite foxy too. I am reminded of Rooroo every time I see her … not just because of the whole Kitsune thing going on, but their random moments of childish innocents and fascination. Sometimes I wonder what it’s like to see the world through their eyes. But I digress, Juliet seems to have a real knack for stringing power behind well-crafted words…
We had found and fought the sea dragon, now we have found those that are responsible for it being here. More specifically, the speculation that the mayor of this town gave me was full of holes; why is a giant sea dragon in the middle of the desert – it swam up the river… The river is too narrow for that thing, it had to have been summoned.
After pissing off a few rocks, low and behold, I found the entrance to a cave… well more like my feet found it first. After a bit of wondering in the dark, our group came to a hall filled with cultists and a zombie… they sure burn like cultists, and I ended up transmutating the zombie into a glowing one. This was before we ran into the dog chimera which I bitch slapped like a pimp.
All throughout the caverns was a huge stockpile of loot the cultist had been hording for a while. My guess is that: The sea dragon that we had killed was there “deity” and this was there form of tribute to it… or was meant to be the sea dragons’ horde. After we killed it, they attempted to resurrect it, or to resummon it with its eye, the sun spike, and a sacrifice of a sort. The most disturbing thing is that these cultists stole the method of my D1000s. HOW the hell did that happen?
Regardless, IF there are any survivors and IF they look at how to make the D1000s in their book, all they will get is a self-effect 646… now I want to run into these guys again.
Cain and his religion, the Sun Spike, the Nero plated gold as part of the church funding, the French card asshole … there are too many coincidences too be ignored. Things are going to come to a head soon and I have a feeling it’s going to involve the Soleil Militaire. I haven’t faced such madness since project confidante where we had to break in and out of a Nero prison.
While this powder keg slowly heats up, I have to find a cure for Lycanthropy to solve a family fit. Just as it was for the Del ta Fonce’. All for the pride of an old man unwilling to see change. And to top it all off… I have a revenant coming after me. Do not misunderstand me though, I would see to curing this illness regardless of the circumstance… I’m only pissed that I was lied to and used to further a fruitless agenda.
The new continent, A land of opportunity, where your dreams come true, and so do your nightmares.
I have to admit that Aly’s vocal language is vastly improving. She has managed to string together several sentences… improper sentences but still coherent. I am constantly amazed at her speed of picking up and learning many skills. The contrast is staggering when you realize that it has only been 2 months when we first met, back then she only communicated using hand signals and dog calls (she still dose that every now and then, but it’s endearing). I’m still working on her reading and writing skills, though she still shows massive progress in that too.
If only the Professor was here to see it… actually he’d be more focused on the lycanthrope.
(Yannis Red Book) Note Entry 28: New Book and the Chicken Foot
Haloren and his cousin came to the clinic earlier and proposed a business deal. Though meeting Fen… (I can’t pronounce her name so I’ll refer to her as “Fen”) was strange in of itself, there was an over powering sensation that I recognize from the chicken foot. As I later came to know, she was the owner of said foot and is looking for the person that “acquired” it. Fortunately I was able to shift any suspicion from me onto a person that is half a continent away by now. Not only that, but now I'm in the good graces of both Haloren and Fen, but now I don’t have the foot anymore… o well.
Though I lost the foot… I gained a book from Fen about lycanthropy. Hopefully this will give me some better idea of how to solve this infection/curse. I was a little skeptical about the print and author o the book, but it checks out for the time period. It’s not uncommon that published works don’t get republished and distributed, so the fact that not many know about this gives me the opportunity to capitalize on this info.
(Yannis Red Book) Note Entry 29: Mask Difficulties (Start Ya Bastard)
Little bugger of a thing, keeps distorting vocal speakers. I think some water got in when Quin tried to drown me back in the desert. Now I have to spend more time then I like fixing the internals… I may need to synthesize another vial of home brew Start Ya Bastard (The mix I based my thesis on back in my schooling days). At least the ether vapors take the edge of my disappointment. Even so the internals are complex as is, Nika is an engineering genius … something I always admired.
My sanity is taking a real toll on this one. I have to put up with another self-proclaimed monarch with an ego problem. Well at least she didn’t have any form of power to wield against us… at last not comparable to us. I had hoped to get a fast solution by posing a lager threat to her domain (her very small domain of a rock pool) but she saw through my bluff. In order to obtain the pendant that Fen has us to seek out, we had to entertain the siren monarch with a stage pla- *the next few words where poorly scribbled in, suggesting that Yannis was undergoing some mental trauma*~atly Miss Tahu, I cannot go on stage… don’t make me do page 13!