As ever, OOC comments attributed to the player; descriptions of actions and IC comments attributed to the character. NPCs without names get bad descriptions. Quotes mostly collected by Ilanin
Not very many. Appearing just as soon as Ilanin
Vasily: "I absentmindedly pay attention to the cat."
Vasily: "What do the others do?"
-Adar: "Sell stuff to people and watch the fight."
-Vasily: "Hot Dogs. We should buy Hot Dog futures."
Adar, not entirely talking to Lucinda: "Meow. Well, whatever."
ST: "So your declared action is Pub?"
[cockroaches are biting Bitterness of Winter]
ST: "You examine the cockroaches. You think one of them has the All-Seeing Eye painted on it's back."
Bitterness: "I pick it up and say 'You're supposed to be an observational organisation'."
[when semi-approached by the world's least active Deathknight, whose preferred method of combating the party seems to be flyering them...]
Bitterness: "From my great store of poetry of the Realm, I begin a great epic about someone who went around handing out notes and came to a bad end."
ST: "How good are you at seeing things that become suddenly invisible?"
ST [slightly later in the same scene]: "I keep forgetting who's invisible"
Bitterness: "It's a smug blink."
Deathknight: "My organisation are not the kind of people who like things they dislike to carry on happening."
Adar: "I arranged for a half-dozen rats to walk in various different directions"
-Senji: "Oh, it's like the Pied Piper but backwards."
Brant: "They're kind of a protection racket broker."
: "I'm using cardboard and gaffer tape to disguise a stick of dynamite as a book."
[describing Fae hospitality to party Abyssal, after they had offered the Solars "staterooms"]
ST: "You're offered a lying-in-state room."
Saiyfa: "If I see any rats, I'll...[pause] If I see any rats with messages attached to their backs trying to find me..."
Saiyfa: "An Infallible Messenger to Tylle Saiyfa will probably arrive."
-Saiyfa: "Well, I might be standing behind someone casting Emerald Countermagic at every Infallible Messenger in the region."
- Not me. Think it was Ilanin... --Inquisitor
- Nope. I'd have known if it was me. I'll blame Senji. --Ilanin
Bitterness: "I will acquire an illiterate scribe!"
Bitterness: "I search my great store of the poetry of the Realm..."
-*Stuart picks up a pen and his quotes pad*
Ian: "Nice anyway you have there. Shame if something were to happen to it."
Tom [describing Amyra losing a fight]: "Float like a butterfly, get stung like a butterfly being hit by someone with a really big fly swat."
Adar: "A rat is looking at you with a sarcastic expression."
- Amyra: "I feed the rat a fruit"
- Adar: "It eats it, sarcastically."
ST: "Guild princes are a bit important and they tend to be missed."
-Adar: "Yeah, I tried to nick one of those once, and it didn't work very well."
ST: "He goes by a very circuitous route straight to the Fair Folk embassy."
ST: "A grain caravan arrives in the city."
-Adar: "I assume I can't steal it as a reflexive action?"
Amyra: "I communicate with an exquisitely written note exactly what I want him to do. Subtly."
Vasily: "I think there are health and safety issues with the idea of being in a sewer underneath an exploding caravan."
Not as many; partly because Ilanin
was really tired and partly because he was too busy bouncing up and down and squeeing at his madcap scheme...
ST: "The Realm is supposed to be a side."
(Still not sure if this was IC or not): "Yes, but it's actually a dodecahedron."
ST: "That was an out-of-character comment from one of my characters."
-Adar: "Right. So now I'll make an in-character comment about the fourth wall."
ST: "Half-Eye looks shift...Half-Eye looks more shifty than usual."
Passim: "Smirking can be dangerous to your health."
Adar, referring to the end of the first age: "I wasn't there. I didn't nick it."
"So now you're sticking swords in random passersby?"
-Bitterness: "Random dematerialised passersby."
The names of the Men of Honour, the world's least imaginative sworn brotherhood:
"Ragara Phil", "Cathak Reg", "Ledaal Tim", "Peleps Arf" and "Cynis Micky"
Amyra: "What's a horse?"
Not very many quotes, but one of the ones we did have makes up for it with sheer length/weirdness...
ST: "The mob is eliminated with mild bigotry."
ST: "He hears their confessions and gives out penance."
-Stuart: "Here, have a flag."
-ST: "No, penance, not pennants."
-Stuart: "I give you a town in Cornwall."
: "Not Penzance, either!"
: "Things you wear around your neck?"
-ST: "Not pendants"
-Stuart: "People who are really awkward about this sort of stuff?"
-*ST gives up and dissolves in 50-50 solution of cringes and giggles*
Adar: "I'm a man with friends in low places."
Bitterness: "He's infamous for no-one knowing about him."
ST: "Adar is not a pattern spider."
ST: "Right. So you're using a daiklave as an improvised weapon."
- [It's worth noting that a daiklave is a five-foot long magic sword.]
The party were either in the underworld or going to it for most of this session...
Adar: "There are a continuity of states between life and death. It's not entirely pleasant to reach them, but you know when you're there."
: "Thursday morning, for instance."
is on Wednesday evenings)
[see Session report for context]
Adar: "What would I need to do to look like a ghost?"
-GM: "[various preparations]...and a bath."
-Adar: "Now that goes beyond the pale."
-Bitterness: "We're going beyond the pale."
Adar: "I was planning to flare kind of...redshifted."
GM describing deathknight: "...and soulsteel throwing knives."
-Adar: "You know, getting him to throw them at me in the hope of stealing them is probably a bad idea."
Adarisa: "Does the armour fit on over my armour?"
: "It's a Gay Pride daiklave!"
Vasili: "National Security. You mean you want to nick things."
-Adar: "Well, fundamentally, yes."
Adar: "A rat sneaks around with a ten-foot halberd."
GM, describing building: "Upper Floor, Ground Floor, Basement."
-Tom [with gestures indicating successive floors]: "Basement Basement Basement Basement"
-Chess: "Mushroom Mushroom"
Bitterness: "There's a guy panting and practicing his sword in a locked room."
-Adarisa: "Is that a euphemism?"
GM: "I believe we're now going to go to Death of Obsidian Butterflies-cam"
Bitterness: "I love Malfeans with bad aim. They can't hit the broad side of a Solar with a curse."
GM: "I think slightly occult salt is probably the equivalent of mustard."
Vasili: "We've got thirty legions stood up"
-Adar: "Nick their chairs whilst they're standing."
: "There has to be a Cripps Court at the Heptagram."
ST: "The meeting is pi around the city from the previous one."
- I should note that the ST only almost said this... :-) -- Senji
Adar: "I can arrange a semblance of crime, don't worry..."
: "It's anime. Cleary I can have six feet eyeballs."
The Bitterness of Winter at the Coming of Spring: "I'm sure I can change my title by deed poll."
Bitterness: "It's a threshold name."
-Adarisa: "What is, 'I'm a Night Caste, Honest?'"
ST: "It'd probably cost the souls of an entire village, knowing the Guild."
-Adar: "The exchange rate's gone up again?"
ST: "You reckon you miscalibrated your [scrying] bowl."
-Adar: "Other way up, you fool."
Adar: "I am verifiably not traceable to this."
[Said to huge crowd of people whilst at the head of five people in Warstriders]
Jerred: "Go home. There's nothing to see here."
Brant: "Oh. Yes. The army. Them."
In addition, Adarisa would like to point out that anyone referring to Rainbow's Fury as a Gay Pride daiklave within her earshot will find it stuck in them. She would additionally like to remind you that one of her most used charms is distance listening. Thankyou for your co-operation.
Senji: "I didn't know Roseblack had a grandfather"
ST: "He was in fact meditating on his Essence, as there's not much else to do at an Immaculate Temple other than get drunk."
Jade: "Technically I'm an abomination to them as well."
-Adar: "Happens to the best of us. Oh, and me."
: "It's a reusable grenade. Right."
: "It would be inconvenient not to have a lack of Half-Eye"
Tom: "What I want to see is an Aleph-Strike."
Adarisa: "How can you discriminately blow up a grain caravan?"
ST: "What you normally get in a herring net is herring. However...."
: "You might get a second circle demon?"
Bitterness: "And I flinch away from sunbeams."
-ST: "A sunbeam passes you on general principles."
: "We're underground!"
-ST: "It's a very lost sunbeam."
: "In that case it's alone and far from home. I glare at it."
-ST: "It runs away."
Brant: "What are we doing?"
-Bitterness: "And molesting local weather fauna."
MD: "What's a Celestial Lion?"
: "One of it's legs is both the same."
: "All the Greek philosophers were shapeshifters."
General consensus: "The Malfeans are more than capable of slapping a Nephwrack upside the head even if the Nephwrack doesn't have one."
Vasily: "I'm not sure the underwear will care about [deathknight we killed] as much as his familia did."
(for those of you wondering, he meant to say underworld
Lucinda: "Is is very well organised and timid anarchy?"
ST: "There appears to be a flash of lightning for your benefit. It rains."
-Adar: "Is it raining rats, cats and automobiles?"
Adar: "I am occasionally known as Stealer of Thunder..."
-Ghost: "...Stealer of Thunder..."
-Adar: "Oh, and the occasional wagon."
Ghost: "And I should do this for the people who destroyed our headquarters, killed our guards, and murdered several committee members?"
-Adar: "Well, I won't hold it against you if you don't."
Adar: "That sort of unpleasantness would be quite unpleasant."
Vasily: "They might have some information we want, if we wanted it."
The Dread Portal through which the Uninitiated May Not Pass (it was a perfectly prosaic door which opened out onto an alleyway) should possibly be mentioned also, although it was more the concept than anything said about it which amused.
- It's worth noting that Requiem is trying to work out a way for it to reappear.
Stuart: "I object to the feeling of geniality being able to speak."
Vasily: "Do you think you can steal the favourite colour of the secretary of the Mouth of Peace?"
- (Entirely OOC note to people who want to try it - it's green) --Ilanin
Vasily: "Adar, have you got engaged with..."
-Adar: "What? Oh, wrong finger. I haven't got engaged at all..."
Bitterness: "I'm not a Goth, I'm a free man."
Bitterness: "Hello, we're a bunch of Exalts asking politely the house."
ST: "You manage to outwit the wall quite easily."
[Whilst Bitterness was going around asking politely the house....]
Adar: "Is there a drinks cabinet in the house?"
-Adar: "Then I'm summoning spirits."
Stuart: "When you gaze unto the Abyssal, the Abyssal also gazes unto you."
Adarisa: "You're giving her untraceable orders for wine?"
-Brant: "It was an accident..."
-Bitterness: "What, you used the secret spy procurement network to organise a party?"
: "Actually, I don't do that. I'm sure going squee gets you resonance."
Vasily: "No, this is bad in the "run away" sort of sense..."
-Adar: "What good would that do? It's on my finger"
ST: "Please do not use plot-revealing charms on minor extras."
- I'd like to plead Ockham's Razor on this one. NPCs should not be multiplied without reason. Adarisa used Revelation of Associates Hunch on a random extra. --Requiem
- Sorry, no. You described him as deliberately concealing his identity and expected me to trust him enough to get on a ship he ran and have him wait for us at the border of a Wyld zone. I want to know who he works for. --Ilanin
- Fair enough. I thought it was perfectly clear (well, FSVO...) that he was concealing his identity because he was a Wookiee. --Requiem
ST [describing a fast blockade runner called the Falcon
]: "Also, the hyperdrive doesn't work. This doesn't matter because it's a boat."
Annoyed Storm spirit: "Do you have
any babies with you?"
-Adar: "Let me check my other pocket."
ST: "It's a jetty. It somehow manages to be blasphemous."
ST: "It's made from cliche"
ST: "Oh dear. Black Hello Kitty flagstones."
MD: "So she's not in a position to invent traits."
-Ilanin: "No, because the GM couldn't think of them."
: "Dictionary methods!"
-ST: "The Aardvark Grace...."
The party is far less quotable than the Ravens were when escaping d00m....
ST: "Blood with a faint look of distaste is provided."
Bitterness: "I cannot work under these conditions. The lack of shark tanks is intolerable."
Bitterness: "I'm going to gain something of the Giant Squid nature."
Adar [see session report for why this is funny]: "As a possible indirect consequence of something we may or may not have done, I think something blew up."
Adar [in response to the sentiment 'we need to get hold of first age weapons, so we can make more explosions like that']: "No we bloody well don't, I don't trust you lot with that."
- (Ilanin is reminded of a similar occasion, on which he recorded a quote which read "Artan: "Why are you so paranoid?"")
No quotes for Session 13, Ilanin
didn't have anything to write them down on.
Stuart: "Alternatively, it's an IKEA self-assembly behemoth."
ST: "Ghosts and spirits and things find it very difficult to cross the road."
ST: "You're currently under a beneficial Sidereal Astrology effect that allows you to have meetings reflexively."
- (This was then followed with a discussion as to whether or not Adarisa could thus have multiple meetings in the same round)
MD: "What does a combat meterologist do?"
: "Combat meterology."
Bitterness: "Can I borrow the Gothic armour?"
-Adar: "It's not Gothic, it's just black. [pauses]. Although I can add crenellations and flying butresses if you want."
came up with the best version of a thought originally expressed by Ilanin
: "Say it with flowers. Send Amyra."
Stuart: "So the Lookshy soldier has an American accent?"
-ST: "No, he just has a strong provincial accent."
-Inquisitor: "The province happens to be America."
Adar: "I would say we are in no way Fae. However, I had a bit of an accident a while back.
Adarisa [surveying battlefield]: "...and that appears to be the West Gate of the Imperial Manse, although how it got there I have no idea whatsoever."
-ST: "I believe the correct imprecation is 'Rats!'".
Enemy, redefining the word Obvious since RY 769:
ST: "Melusine is currently nowhere to be found, but it's fairly obvious where she is."
Amyra: "Obviously, you don't see me..."
Brant: "I use Terrfiying Apparition of Glory [...] and hide behind a wall."
ST: "The faeries do not seem to be ones for standing back. Well, not the ones at the front, anyway."
ST: "You have these deathknights"
-Stuart: "You should use the black pen."
-ST: "I was keeping it for important things."
Adar: "Larceny. It's a combat skill, right?"