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post Nov 27 2017, 01:05 PM
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The abrupt departure of Chosen Achramas and the Inquisitor formerly known as Daedalia Wilton lends the Eastern Waystation a tense, uncertain air.

Diviners and scholars alike continue to try to pinpoint the location of the Island, but to no avail. Their best guesses place it somewhere in the distant southeastern darkness of the Xathrean Ocean - past the Tranquil Chain and the Gallowglass, past the island of Asa Volki, in the distant and unplotted parts of the ocean that form the border between safe waters and the realm of Salas of the Deep.

Salas's ritual map is moved, once again, back into the chamber beneath the Citadel. Guards are posted on the chambers, including some of the map's own construct defences, forming a constant sentinel around the artifact that forms the lynchpin of a final, desperate plan. It is kept open to all from "Wilton"'s group who wish to travel there and study it.

Meanwhile, a small group of envoys quietly travel to the shrine to the Netter. Words are traded, explanations made, and with only minor hesitation the Goddess of the Undersea agrees to permit one person, and one person only, to leave Port Miere before it is time. She demands no payment, but passes into the group's care a single, golden coin...incase they might wish to offer that escapee's soul in return for the service. He would make a fine addition, she says. Born of the sea and returned to it. An amusing trophy. Her presence departs before any answer to her light request can be given.

All that remains is finding a way for the Exalted Darkness to break out - preparing a trap for him when he arrives in Salas's ritual chamber - and waiting for Romilda to return from the Trickster's side.

Now would be a good time to write to the Watcher, and think up what you want the Map to be able to do.


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post Nov 27 2017, 02:58 PM
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From what I recall, in Dusk's report, he said Louhi owed the Watcher a debt, I'd be interested in knowing what it was and if it's something we could trade our favour with the Watcher, to be able to call in - depending on the nature of that debt.

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post Nov 27 2017, 04:45 PM
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I don't remember saying Louhi owed the Watcher a debt. Maybe I just mis-phrased things (or just can't remember properly). What we talked about last time was the following:

The Watcher owes us a favour. Louhi is angry at the Watcher for not being able to claim the soul/power of Tapio. The plan was to talk to the Watcher and as his favour to us ask him to pretend to be apologetic to Louhi and make a peace offering - being a way out of Port Miere, so he can follow Achramas to the Island. The Watcher would not actually have such a way, but we would arrange a time with him when the 'deal' would be done. We would then use our agreement with the Netter to allow Louhi to leave, making it look like it was something the Watcher did as a favour to mend relations with Louhi, rather than something we had planned, so as to entrap him.

The intent, of course, being to trick Louhi so that he does not suspect us. We have everything in the ritual chamber prepared and ready to go - we give the word to the Watcher and the Netter. Louhi is allowed out and assuming he doesn't suspect us or a trap, he goes. As soon as he arrives on the Island (assuming Wilton has learned the location) we use the map to move Louhi to the ritual chamber, inside our traps, and as the lingo goes, we "smash him to pieces". Such should include some sort of ritual empowerment/warding (potentially from the map/otherwise) that prevents him leaving the chamber.

The "can't leave the chamber" ritual/power/ideas is something we should investigate.

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post Nov 27 2017, 05:27 PM
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From Octuar - just want to check if Louhi is still in his debt

"The Watcher has already fulfilled his commitments to Louhi as far as I can remember from our conversation with him, indeed I think he said that Louhi owed him a debt. You should ask him on the paper, as I can't 100% remember, but it was certainly a good thing for us and meant that we essentially had a favour rather than Louhi having one. I believe Apathy has the original paper where we asked him/checked things with him before acting at the Heart of the World (I will scry about myself to remember if needs be).

I think it unlikely Louhi can call on Rachane's power. Rachane is no longer on Primus and is no longer the Devourer.

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With regards to Daedalia Wilton - now she has departed the waystation - will we need to find the way to the island? I recall there was an anomaly with a link to it - a sort of curtain/portal?

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post Nov 27 2017, 05:53 PM
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It was the anomaly on one of the Chosens ships in the port, where the ships figurehead was the anchor and needed to be killed with the captain’s hook.

It was resolved early in the work in Meire.

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post Nov 27 2017, 07:06 PM
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QUOTE(giles @ Nov 27 2017, 05:27 PM) *
With regards to Daedalia Wilton - now she has departed the waystation - will we need to find the way to the island? I recall there was an anomaly with a link to it - a sort of curtain/portal?


She was going because Asa said he was prepared to show her where the island was (in order to help us and Achramas). I am hoping that she will return or at least make contact with us so we can do so. She was well aware of our plans.

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post Nov 28 2017, 09:25 AM
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QUOTE(giles @ Nov 27 2017, 02:58 PM) *
From what I recall, in Dusk's report, he said Louhi owed the Watcher a debt, I'd be interested in knowing what it was and if it's something we could trade our favour with the Watcher, to be able to call in - depending on the nature of that debt.

Morgan.


The last direct communication we had with the Watcher on Tivoria confirmed that Louhi still owes the Watcher a debt.

The Watcher’s exact words were, “Additionally, Louhi still owes me one more favour. We can discuss using it to your benefit when I am home”

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post Nov 28 2017, 11:17 AM
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Thank you Apathy that is helpful. If that's the case - probably worth finding out the nature and extent of that - it might be useful with regard to the existing plan for example 'Ive found you a way to the island, you can go and get Achramas, then as my favour build me a shrine,' might be convincing
or if the favour Loui owes him is more significant - maybe the Watcher (who showed him how to use Rachane's power for example) could require Loui to gift him some of his power temporarily or something along those lines.

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post Nov 28 2017, 11:52 AM
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Do we know or can we find out what needs to be done to resolve the anomaly at Salas' ritual chamber? We know Louhi is the key, but if we can find out a bit more about exactly what needs to be done, we can factor that into our plans.

On a separate note, what's Salas up to in all this? Is messing around with the echo of his ritual chamber going to draw his attention? Because I could do without that in my life again.

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post Nov 28 2017, 12:13 PM
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Presumably that will invite his attention and we may need a weapon/capacity capable of slaying a divinity/or an echo of one?
Can anyone do that? If not then I would suggest we will either need the assistance of the Watcher, Asa, the Netter, or Elia?

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post Nov 28 2017, 12:26 PM
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I doubt he'd turn up in person, fairly sure there are metaphysical rules on that sort of thing - and because last time when we had actually stopped whatever he was trying to do and he wanted to kill us, he sent an avatar rather than doing so. I'm hoping that's not a trivial thing to create, but I'd rather have some idea of what might happen and what we might end up facing.

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post Nov 28 2017, 12:41 PM
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I didn't think it'd be him - I thought more likely, either an avatar or the echo of the avatar you fought.
What did you need to do to destroy it?

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post Nov 28 2017, 06:26 PM
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Fighting divinities?

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post Nov 30 2017, 12:16 PM
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QUOTE(Christine @ Nov 28 2017, 11:52 AM) *
Do we know or can we find out what needs to be done to resolve the anomaly at Salas' ritual chamber? We know Louhi is the key, but if we can find out a bit more about exactly what needs to be done, we can factor that into our plans.


We need to kill Louhi in the ritual chamber. All the plans revolve around getting him into that ritual chamber and preventing him just transporting him out so we can fight and kill him there.

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post Dec 1 2017, 09:37 PM
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Mercenaries,

Daed Romilda has returned from her Lord's demesne.

Regretfully, she is not well. Thus far all that we can make sense of is that she has seen the Island - we assume this means that she is also aware of its location. We have sent for healers to attempt to cure whatever madness is surely afflicting her, and will care for her within the shielded chambers until you can arrive.

Please attend the Waystation as soon as you can. I will arrange for the necessary recompense via emergency channels.

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