In-Game Date: 4711, Arodus 31 (but day 3 in the First World)
The PCs finished the aerial combat encounter with the Soaring Brigade pirates. Then they entered a long session of role-play with Queen Nevenda and with Cobyslarni and members of his magical academy. Having to take their search for Miliani further, they went to the Starcatcher Mountains to begin a race against Illaris’ party to reach a god-like Eldest who might know more about Miliani.
- Earning a Place in the Skyhome Armada: The Torch Bearers continued battling the enemy pirates of the Soaring Brigade as they rescued back the hijacked flying turtle. With enough arrows, slashes, and magical powers, they ended up the threat and steered back the turtle to rejoin the Skyhome Armada. They also found that Redfang was all the time trapped inside of one of the huts, locked from the outside.
The PCs immediately earned recognition among the sky pirates for this defense. They were congratulated by Queen Nevenda, who also promised to take them to the magical academy of Cobyslarni immediately. Queen Nevenda also asked for a night alone with Remiliano, to which he complied. Remiliano then left a paper for her telling how to find Torch if she ever decides to go to Golarion.
- Not Your Average Academy: The PCs and the Skyhome Armada continued their journey towards the Cobyslarni magic academy, where Miliani could dwell. When they reached it, their expectations were broken again, for the academy was really a conglomerate of ornate buildings mounted on the back of a ultra-colossal white elephant with three eyes. They had a conversation with the elephant in order to be given permission to enter the academy. But in exchange, they had to get sucked by the elephant’s trunk so that he could collect knowledge and memories from their minds.
Once inside, they spoke with assistants and teachers to know the whereabouts of Miliani. The headmistress of the academy, Bofika Nemesan, told them that Miliani visited the academy a while ago, but left without notice. She also told that another woman, Ilarris, together with mercenaries, was also seeking Miliani. Bofika told both parties that only one person could know for sure where she is, and that is Ng, the Eldest (like a demigod) of seasons, secrets, travelers, and more. Ng was at the moment in the House of Eternity, the palace of another Eldest (Shyka), high in the Starcatcher Mountains.
- Race in the Starcatcher Mountains: The PCs made haste to the snow-covered, extremely-tall Starcatcher Mountains, taken as high as the winds permitted by the Skyhome Armada. They had to reach Ng before Ilarris did. So once they landed they commenced a day-long trip through treacherous paths of rock and snow (guided by a mentally-handicapped male gerbie named Giri). Luckily for them, they were able to locate Ilarris and her group, and a battle against the clock commenced as both parties raced for Shyka’s palace.
Mysteries and Loose Ends (some more important than others)
1. Bofika, the headmistress of Cobyslarni magical academy, told them more about the Dominion of the Black: that is is an ancient, inter-planetary and inter-planar organization that sought to unearth more knowledge and magic of the ancient gods and possibly bring them from their prisons to rule the multiverse again. With this information, then we have to ask: what is the Dominion of the Black doing in Numeria?
2,400 xp were given to Clarence, Gorim, Remiliano, Drullkar.
Another very imaginative session with the usual mixes of combat, exploration, and role-play. You players keep doing a great job.