10. Keen on Qein: Part 6
In which we relax in a spooky mansion, blush in a garden, and gamble in a temple
Our DM is Sasha Rose Hansen
The players, in alphabetical order:
Carbry - Bryn Ziegler
Gary - Rebecca Michelson
Renora - Tori Chancellor
Spencer Charlemagne - Jacob Earl
Tongs - Grayson Abele
We’re produced by Jacob Earl
Our theme music is “Rathgars Theme” and is available through LateMoonRecords.com
Tune in next week at RathgarsHorde.com and as always, try not to die.
spencers diary, ten
I really don’t know what day it is anymore. I used to, but everything is so foreign, alien here. We finally made it to a town, a shadow-like place. But full of glitz & glamour. The Reader, Cassandra, was instantly whisked away by these folks in dark blue cloaks (note— blue! Get) And we were left on the street. We found a hotel called ‘the flea’ where an old couple helped me learn a new card game & drew me a map (enclosed)
I also tried to play the ukulele, but I only made 2 rings ( the money here is called rings?) I need to practice, but it’s a fun instrument. I wish I really did know any real old elf songs, maybe I can put one of moms poems to music.
The room was small, with the five of us, but it didn’t have fleas. It also didn’t have, to my knowledge, a shower. I really could’ve used a shower. Alexander said to go find his sister, so we asked around & headed out to this creepy mansion on the edge of town. His sister’s way dead, but her granddaughter (herself an old woman) was there.
She’s a very sharp old woman & cannot be lied to, but she wasn’t weird when I gave her a use-name. She said since we had Alex’s OK we could stay there, Free! & her war forged butler brought me a cup of pretty damn good coffee. The Flea had free breakfast but only orange juice. The old woman was a pure font of information about this place, everyone is on ‘dust’ which is a kind of transfiguration powder that can that can change everything about you. (Prices @ ‘mirrors respite’ p.95) It’s a club drug. The city has no real law except the (white elk? white belts?) who are robed cops.
Alex is a demigod, but his twin sister was mortal. Cassandra fills the role of pharaoh, interpreting the will of the Oidhre of dreams. We went to look at the town — I’ve marked places on the map but if you’re unsure, it’s a brothel. The giant and I stuck together as the rest of the group branched off — we went to “The Garden” which the Giant thought was going to be like, maybe a garden. We go in & it looks like an atrium maybe. But theres a concierge who asks The Giant what they’re looking for, they say “Maybe some Lillies?” & the person says “of course!” And brings out a girl wearing nothing but Lillies! The Giant turned a colour I have never seen them turn before, it was funny. Lilly was not an unattractive girl, but they really were looking for some plants. Discouraged, we turned right around and the giant headed to some temple and I went across the street to “The Temple of Thieves” Which was neither a temple nor a thieves guild. Nothing here is as it seems. I played an ante game where you offer as collateral valuable magical objects, but the dealer has a magic loupe that apparently determines the value of magical objects. I lost for awhile, I don’t see any way to cheat at this one, then met up with the giant and the monk to go to “GlamCasters” & hock some shit.
GlamCasters is run by a beautiful Djinn 💕 I tried to flirt with him for a better deal, which did not work. Even with my hot new HEART GLASSES 😍 I got from the bag of brolding and the Monk using her DEMON POWERS? to make smoke hearts appear all around me.
I didn’t get a good deal but I DID get some cash & the Djinn invited me on a DATE to the “Jade Ring” a club. When we all met back up at dusk the gang invited themselves along which honestly, I was grateful for. I haven’t been on a date since Oliver and honestly! Nervous! But the Spooky mansion has a killer bathhouse with like, scented soaps & essential oils & a razor! It feels so good to be clean and shaved.
I was starting to get scruffy. Hair still orange, but it’s growing on me. Harold’s psychic, so I’ve taken to talking to him in elvish. It feels better to speak. I’m not sure how much he actually understands but I told him a story about courage. I don‘t know if it helped him, but it pepped me up. The spooky bathhouse also had a magic laundry that cleaned our clothes – & I have to say after the traveling that we’ve been doing having clean underwear is one of life’s nicest miracles. Then we went off to The Mirrors Respite (oh I just got it) to get high. We did not, in fact, get that high. I went with a bouncy technicolor look, the Demon made her horns glow, the giant stayed the same, the Monk turned herself, ELEVEN feet tall, one foot taller than the giant. The golem became the man he used to be, kind of a silver fox fellow with tattoos of weapons. I gave him a kiss and he felt it! Poor guy. The drugs come in a little powder but you don’t eat it, you apply it like makeup & focus. The golem spent the most out of any of us to look like he spent nothin at all (mad respect) but on the dance floor his moves were wack — but with the five of us doing a jig (?) it caught on like, maybe we were doing some ironic scene. We danced, I drank a “Dream Lord’s Servant” and I think I accidentally got Harold drunk. At this point, I actually can’t see all that well, like, there are multiple copies of everything?
And then the Djinn showed up. He sparkled under the disco light. We danced, & I felt free and good. This city is annoying but it’s better than being nowhere. Music and booze and a hot guy make even the most tired bones joyful. Now, earlier in the evening I had noticed that the monk had two shadows, which I guessed was related to her little demon problem. But at one point she came over to the Djinn and I and spun us around like tops (I nailed it) but as she left not only was she more outside of herself than usual, she only had one shadow. Not only that but she ran around pointing at people who then fell over? I think she killed some people? Then she bailed. I can’t let her get out of my sight so I made my apologies to the djinn but he’s coming to help!? 💕