Council of Thieves

The Play Ends, from Zarias's PoV (Bullet Points)

  • During intermission, Rin and Reshan approach Thessing and say that they can give Thessing back his career for 50k gold.
  • Thessing claims that he has better contacts who can do it for cheaper.
  • “It would be in your best interests to do it through us,” said Rin.
  • Thessing gets pissed off.
  • “I will make sure you all die for this!” he yells.
  • “I will do it for 20k, final offer,” responds Rin.
  • “Use that money to hire yourself protection,” spat Thessing.
  • Act 4 begins.
  • We have to go through a big, animated metal snake with acid in its belly.
  • After we say our initial lines, the mechanical snake moves forward and swallows us all, goes vertical, then unanimates
  • Sharp blades jut vertically out of the walls. They’re intended to be used as handholds.
  • There is thick glass so the audience can see what’s happening inside the belly of the metal snake.
  • The fumes coming from the acid are really strong. Reshan is overcome by the smell and barfs.
  • Harley stands in the acid, totally unaffected, and tries to throw a rope up thru the snake’s mouth to hook it onto a tooth at the top.
  • Unfortunately she misses.
  • Nisha tries to grab one of the blades, thinking that her heavy plate armor would protect her
  • Instead they pass right through her gloves and cause lots of pain in her hand.
  • I light myself on fire, making it look like holy light.
  • The fumes react to the flames and explode. I look around startled. The crowd gets a huge laugh out of it. “Tybain’s an idiot!” someone yells.
  • My companions are damaged to varying degrees, most not taking a lot of damage, but Rin was scorched.
  • We notice that the fumes are now gone. I ignite myself again and punch the glass with my fist. It cracks.
  • I then hit it again with my temple sword, which I had bathed in holy-looking flame.
  • I smash through the glass, shattering it.
  • We all tumble out of the snake. The audience cheers excitedly.
  • Harley is covered in acid but her skin is flawless.
  • She flips her hair seductively and the crowd loved it, going crazy.
  • End of act 4
  • Backstage I apologize for causing the explosion.
  • Everyone heals up.
  • Act 5 begins
  • We have to swallow eggs. The eggs have a poison that makes us barf on them.
  • Cinder tries to make Rin and I look like we swallowed the eggs with illusion, but some people see through it.
  • I act like I was just being nervous and put the egg in my mouth.
  • Rin tries to fake it again but didn’t do a great job. The audience still sees the egg go into his pocket.
  • We all begin to vomit.
  • Nisha and Rin don’t actually barf, but Rin makes a big show of making barfing motions to cover up for his previous failure.
  • Illusion barf comes out of both of their mouths.
  • Harley, Reshaan and I actually get sick and barf a lot.
  • (Enemy) Lemures rise from the muk, including the illusory stuff.
  • One of our characters has in-depth knowledge about these beings.
  • They are lesser demons who have DR against everything but good and silver damage.
  • When they die, they try to merge with their murderer’s soul and deal half their maximum health as damage.
  • Rin uses a spell to hurt one while on the ground. He then crawls backwards to get away from them.
  • Cinder subtly casts a thundercloud that summons lightning. He times the cloud’s strikes so that they will coincide with Nisha’s strikes.
  • Rin pretends to be the one who summoned the clouds in his role as Dentris.
  • The monsters all try to attack us.
  • Nisha responds by killing one of them.
  • Nisha raises her sword and with Melek’s help, it crackles with lightining as she strikes. Lighting from the cloud strikes at the same time.
  • When the Lemure dies, its soul tries to attack Cinder.
  • Melek disguises it using his illusion magic so that it is invisible.
  • The audience is pleased with Drovalid’s strike assisted by Dentris’s magic.
  • Harley draws her blade, and, still not feeling well, barfs some more.
  • I draw my temple sword and wipe my mouth. “You foul beings,” I say.
  • Rin stands up with a cry of “Ha ha!” to refresh his hexes and then heals Cinder with a hex.
  • Reshan shoots one of the slimy demons with his gun. The bullets stick into the demon.
  • Reshan quick reloads, then shoots the demon again. His bullets exude colored powder along with the bullets.
  • The audience was thrilled about the use of rare and powerful guns.
  • Cinder moves his Thundercloud over another of the demons so it gets struck by lightning.
  • The beast is fried. Once again, Melek uses his magic to disguise it as it flies at Cinder.
  • Larazod yells “I am innocent Handerthaan! When will you admit?”
  • Cinder, playing Handerthaan, yells back “I will stop when you are dead!”
  • Cinder makes his cloud attack twice as large.
  • Rin, playing Dentris pretends to be responsible for the magic, spreading his arms wide.
  • “What is this trickery, Dentris?” yells Handerthaan.
  • One of the lemures attacks me. I take the blow.
  • Larazod, I’ll take care of your woman!" yells Drovalid. He runs over and smacks one of the demons with her great axe, cleaving it in two.
  • A bright light pours out of it and into Nisha, rending at her soul.
  • Feeling this pain, Drovalid gasps, “For Larazod!”
  • Larazod says, “I am forever in your debt, Drovalid.”
  • Ilsandra goes behind the last Lemure and sneak attacks it.
  • she stabs through the slimy substance of the demon and slices off its head.
  • I raise my sword high, roar as though I was about to attack that same demon, then say “Oh,” as though just realizing the demon was dead, and lower my blade.
  • End of Act 6.
  • Act 7 starts immediately, with no breaks.
  • Towards the beginning of this act, Cinder is told that we’ll need him on the ground floor, and Melek casts an illusion of Handerthaan still being there.
  • A trap door on the other end of the stage opens.
  • After we say some lines of fond friendship, two gigantic skeletal minotaurs come out on stage.
  • My knowledge of religion informs us about these beasts.
  • They resist all physical damage except bludgeoning.
  • They have all the power and abilities of a normal minotaur.
  • Reshan tosses a bag of gunpowder at their feat, then casts burning hands, blasting them with a cone of fire.
  • They are scorched by the fire, then a second later a huge blue-flamed explosion blasts them from the gunpowder.
  • Reshan quick reloads his gun.
  • Harley runs and hides behind Reshan.
  • “Protect me, my love,” she says.
  • “I will save you,” says Reshan, playing Larazod.
  • Dentris comments as an aside to the audience “The monsters may be ugly but those bouncing bosoms sure are nice.” He laughs along with the audience.
  • I raise my sword and glow with the “light” of Aroden (which is really fire. Melek’s illusion magic helps make it look more realistic).
  • “Be cleansed by Aroden’s might!” I yell.
  • I blast them, shooting out fiery rays in quick succession, one from my sword, another from the palm of my hand, then the last from my sword again, into one of the beasts.
  • Melek’s magic makes them look like holy blasts.
  • The minotaurs charge Larazod.
  • Drovalid, played by Nisha, gets in the way of one of the charging beasts, shouting “Larazod!”
  • Nisha is gored by the beast, sent sprawling and knocked unconscious.
  • Cinder, who is invisible, attacks the minotaur with his scorching ray attack.
  • Dentris is making it look like he casts the scorching ray.
  • The minotaur is hit by the blast of fire and bursts into a cloud of ash.
  • Nisha stabilizes, still on the ground and groaning.
  • We hear a loud rumbling noise, and a legion of shadow demons runs across the stage, screaming and yelling and trying to rend everyone they pass.
  • They slice through our party. I do manage to dodge the worst of the damage.
  • Nisha gets hurt so badly that a symbol of Iomedae on her shield melts and saves her life.
  • Reshaan is knocked unconscious.
  • Harley as Ilsandra puts a potion into her own mouth then feeds it to Larazod momma-bird style.
  • The claws of the remaining minotaur whisk over her head, just missing her.
  • Reshan is brought back to consciousness by the potion, but feigns still being unconscious.
  • Rin reaches over to the invisible Cinder, who is standing next to him, and heals him. He then cackles to refresh his hex.
  • “Larazod must live!” I yell.
  • I blast the minotaur with two more ranged elemental strikes.
  • The minotaur moves over to Harley and I and swipes at us, nearly killing us both.
  • The only ones still standing are Rin and Cinder.
  • Cinder uses double fire rays to blast the remaining minotaur, frying it and turning it to ash.
  • As far as the crowd knows, Dentris cast the spell. He winks at the crowd before “casting,” and Melek makes it look as though giant fire skulls came out of his staff, engulfing the minotaur.
  • The crowd cheers Dentris’s name.
  • Larazod says, “Tybain, my loyal friend, you cannot die yet,” and gives me a potion.
  • Dentris walks over to me and helps me to my feet, healing me with a Cure Moderate Wounds spell.
  • Ilsandra has an intentional wardrobe malfunction, allowing her boob to slip out.
  • The crowd likes it.
  • After a few more recited lines, the play ends.
  • Thessing drags Cinder through a trap door as part of the play.
  • The crowd goes wild, yelling and screaming. They throw gems and gold and bras on the stage.
  • Under the stage, Thessing attacks Cinder.
  • Cinder responds by hitting him with his scorching ray spell.
  • Rin tells Melek about the fight happening under the stage.
  • Melek tries to get the trap door open.
  • “You bastard! I’ll make sure you die!” yells Thessing. He pulls out a dagger, dripping with Black Lotus extract, a deadly poison.
  • Thessing tries to stab Cinder with the dagger but only manages to nick Cinder in the arm.
  • Luckily, Cinder’s natural poison resistance as a dhampier helps him to shrug off the effects of the poison.
  • Cinder again blasts Thessing with scorching ray, killing him.
  • Cinder searches Thessing’s corpse for money.
  • The curtain goes up for another bow.
  • The crowd is going wild. Everyone loves us.
  • Robahld is crying as he comes out to bow.
  • Our whole rebel troop is super happy and comes up to congratulate us.
  • Robahld speaks to us after and tells us we’re the best crew he’s ever had.
  • “I’m taking some out of my retirement fund to pay you guys extra. I want to keep you guys on as my staff. Can I have your address to work out a permanent contract?”
  • “We’re in the process of moving, we’ll get it to you soon,” says Rin.
  • Earlier, Melek asked Cinder what happened under the stage.
  • “He tried to kill me with a poisoned dagger and I defended myself,” Cinder told him.
  • Melek laughed. “Don’t worry about it, I’ll take care of it.”
  • We find out later that he set it up so it looks like it was a stage accident.
  • In talking to Melek, we ask if he wants to join our cause.
  • “We think you’d be a great asset to our team, " said Harley.
  • “I just make illusions,” protests Melek.
  • “You have proved the value of what those can do. Your illusions could turn the tide in battle,” says Rin.
  • “Aw, what the heck. I can retire early. Sure, I’ll join you,” he says.
  • Before we leave, a mysterious person walks up to us.
  • “You were all simply fantastic,” she tells us.
  • She notices Steve.
  • “Oh, what a cute little toy you have there. May I touch it?” she asks.
  • Rin reluctantly agrees.
  • She nuzzles and pets Steve, scratching it under the chin.
  • Steve licks her.
  • “How adorable! What manner of creature does the skull come from?” she asks.
  • “It is my skull from the future,” I say.
  • “Interesting. I do so love the way Tiefling bones look. Would you be willing to donate your body when you die?” she asks.
  • “I really don’t know how to repsond to that,” I tell her.
  • “Very well. You there, I hear you’re in the market for animated undead,” she says to Rin.
  • " You raise the dead? Do you raise zombies?" Rin asks.
  • “Zombies are such nasty things,” she said.
  • “Come along, we must get going,” she said to an undead creature that was following her.
  • We received 12,100 gold for the play and for Cinder’s girlfriend selling her ticket.

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