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by Triessa
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 09.1 A Race Against Time; Gravely, Morri, and Triessa
Replies: 23
Views: 1024

Re: 09.1 A Race Against Time; Gravely, Morri, and Triessa

Triessa poked her head and arm back out the window just in time to intercept the pulse of dark power that the Night Princess sent out in a wave to snuff out her spell. She stretched out a hand, trying to block it, trying to strengthen her spell as best she could. It felt like it took minutes of work...
by Triessa
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 09.1 A Race Against Time; Gravely, Morri, and Triessa
Replies: 23
Views: 1024

Re: 09.1 A Race Against Time; Gravely, Morri, and Triessa

Triessa shook her head to herself as Gravely's attack fell short. She had to do something about those illusions! Working her hands quickly, she spoke words of power culled from the ancient tongues of the Earth. In her mind's eye she saw a knife's edge, honed to razor sharpness. The smell of fresh cu...
by Triessa
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 09.1 A Race Against Time; Gravely, Morri, and Triessa
Replies: 23
Views: 1024

Re: 09.1 A Race Against Time; Gravely, Morri, and Triessa

Triessa shakes her head. "They couldn't have been waiting," she demurred. "Not unless they could see the future or something. No..." She twisted around again and frowned. "Something's wrong." For a moment, to her eyes, the approaching hoard of Hounds seemed to shimmer a...
by Triessa
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 09.1 A Race Against Time; Gravely, Morri, and Triessa
Replies: 23
Views: 1024

Re: 09.1 A Race Against Time; Gravely, Morri, and Triessa

"Should I pull us back into the Astral?" Triessa wants to know as she twists around in her seat to try to look behind her. On seeing the virtual army set against them, she paled and shook her head at Gravely. "You know those guns won't hurt them!" "I can try spells...but I ...
by Triessa
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 09 You've Got a Friend in Need - Texas
Replies: 38
Views: 1247

Re: 09 You've Got a Friend in Need - Texas

Triessa shrugged. "I don't know. Who can possibly know, considering that they're taking directions from someone who doesn't even know where they're going or why? But I'm also worried about us, for the record. You're tough, Morri, but me and Gravely are just regular folks. Still, I guess we're a...
by Triessa
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 09 You've Got a Friend in Need - Texas
Replies: 38
Views: 1247

Re: 09 You've Got a Friend in Need - Texas

"Is this really a good idea?" Triessa asked uncertainly. "I know I'm still the newbie here but...it feels like splitting up makes us a lot more vulnerable if we get made." She cleared her throat then and added to Gravely, "Also, your phone...uh...I may owe you an apology fo...
by Triessa
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 09 You've Got a Friend in Need - Texas
Replies: 38
Views: 1247

Re: 09 You've Got a Friend in Need - Texas

Triessa doesn't know anything about stealing cars, but with a little magic she's able to help conceal the illicit works with a bit of conjured dust, or a glamour that makes it hard to see. And of course, any tools that are lacking can be pulled from the proverbial hat, which has its uses... Spellcas...
by Triessa
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 09 - Why is it so cold?
Replies: 36
Views: 1579

Re: 09 - Why is it so cold?

Triessa gave Gravely a look and shook her head. "Dude, you're the CIA guy. Can't you just make a call and have one flown in by a black helicopter? Maybe get the UN to send peacekeepers in with their one world government and their lizard people secret masters?" She signed and added, "T...
by Triessa
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 09 - Why is it so cold?
Replies: 36
Views: 1579

Re: 09 - Why is it so cold?

Triessa shakes her head. "You don't owe me any apologies. If anything I might owe you one for dragging you into a totally unknown astral domain. Normally a terrible idea, I was just...desperate. And I guess that's never a good time to make important decisions." She closes her eyes for a se...
by Triessa
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 09 - Why is it so cold?
Replies: 36
Views: 1579

Re: 09 - Why is it so cold?

Triessa felt a stab of nervousness at Alex's question, and she looked down for a second as she tried to remember if she'd learned anything about this kind of thing from the Seekers or her grandparents before. Souls were...tricky, if she recalled right. "So...okay, I'm just going to say first of...
by Triessa
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 09 - Why is it so cold?
Replies: 36
Views: 1579

Re: 09 - Why is it so cold?

Triessa shrugs, a little uncomfortably and says, "There was...a kind of feeling of stretching, I guess. Not in a good way. Everything went blank, sort of, and they said something else to me. Something...personal. And then I was in the Astral plane again. I had some time to think, and then you g...
by Triessa
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 09 - Why is it so cold?
Replies: 36
Views: 1579

Re: 09 - Why is it so cold?

Triessa nods at Alex. "Okay. We can talk as we go. One second." It took a minute or two to gather everyone together, and then she repeated what she'd done before...summoning the Astral plane to billow around them, and transport them from the farmland deep into the infinite corners of the O...
by Triessa
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 09 - Why is it so cold?
Replies: 36
Views: 1579

Re: 09 - Why is it so cold?

Triessa shakes her head. "I don't know exactly where they are, just where to start looking. And even if I knew 'where' it was, I couldn't give you directions. That's not really how the astral plane works. There's no maps, not really. If you know where you're going you can just sort of go there....
by Triessa
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: All Who Wander
Replies: 0
Views: 138

All Who Wander

The Astral domain of Krisi stretched like taffy as her question was answered, before Triessa could say or do anything. As everything went silver-white, that strange harmonic voice whispered its judgment of her, and her heart clenched in sudden panic. It didn't sound very positive. "Of course I'...
by Triessa
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 08 - Krísi, Within The Silver Sheen
Replies: 26
Views: 1731

Re: 08 - Krísi, Within The Silver Sheen

Triessa spotted her grandfather in the crowd surrounding the dais just as she was opening her mouth to answer, and nearly called out his name before catching herself. It wasn't him...that was somehow part of this domain, like the grand cathedral itself. Agatha was nowhere to be found either...did th...
by Triessa
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 08 - Krísi, Within The Silver Sheen
Replies: 26
Views: 1731

Re: 08 - Krísi, Within The Silver Sheen

Triessa takes a deep breath, then nods. "Okay. Just one second." She looks at the others with her and says, "I'm going to try this. I've got no idea what's 'worthy' or not here, but it's worth the risk to me. You guys can stay here if you want. If you come with me, it sounds like as l...
by Triessa
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 08 - Krísi, Within The Silver Sheen
Replies: 26
Views: 1731

Re: 08 - Krísi, Within The Silver Sheen

"Harold," Triessa says on the heels of Seraph quickly. "My grandfather's name is Harold Wiseman. Sorry, my name's Elrich, his is Wiseman. I don't know that he came here, I just...it's the first place I saw when I tried to follow where he might have gone." She looks uncertainly a...
by Triessa
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 08 - Krísi, Within The Silver Sheen
Replies: 26
Views: 1731

Re: 08 - Krísi, Within The Silver Sheen

Triessa shot Morri a look and moved forward a step, offering a hand to shake. "Not...completely random, actually. I'm Triessa Elrich. I came from my grandfather's farm which isn't too...far from here? Astrally speaking? I was really hoping you might know something about him or if you'd seen him...
by Triessa
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 07 - Within The Silver Sheen
Replies: 19
Views: 2093

Re: 07 - Within The Silver Sheen

Triessa wheeled about and took off her glasses for a moment as she peered into the silver haze of the Astral Plane. Weirdly, she always felt like she could see it better without them on. The astral domain that sat atop the nearby Dragon Line caught her breath for a second. It was exactly the kind of...
by Triessa
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 07 - Within The Silver Sheen
Replies: 19
Views: 2093

Re: 07 - Within The Silver Sheen

There was only a moment for terror. A moment where the bottom of her belly felt like it fell out, unspooling her into the abyss. She was only dimly aware of the others fighting desperately around her as she flung her hands out towards the fraying edges of the Astral mist that was already trying to r...
by Triessa
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Home Sweet... Home?
Replies: 52
Views: 4110

Re: Home Sweet... Home?

"The one that got burned out?" Triessa growled, glancing back at the others. "I literally just told everyone about it a few minutes ago and...ugh you know what? It's not funny. Okay? None of this is a goddamn joke . Just follow me." She led the way back to the stairs down, then ...
by Triessa
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Home Sweet... Home?
Replies: 52
Views: 4110

Re: Home Sweet... Home?

Triessa looked suspiciously from one face to another, trying to suss out if this was some kind of joke. "...in the basement? Where I was a minute ago? I thought you were all coming down, and then just a couple of you did. And NOW I'm wanting to move deeper into the astral plane from here becaus...
by Triessa
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Home Sweet... Home?
Replies: 52
Views: 4110

Re: Home Sweet... Home?

After prowling around the basement for a few minutes, peering across the veil into the misty recesses of the Astral plane as she did...looking for some hint or clue about where her grandparents might have fled to if they'd managed to bail in time...Triessa finally realized that no one had come back ...
by Triessa
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Home Sweet... Home?
Replies: 52
Views: 4110

Re: Home Sweet... Home?

A gasp escaped Triessa as the vision ripped through her, requiring all of her concentration to control and direct. The intensity of it made it feel almost as if the ectroplasm of the house itself was shaping images of past events all around her. The faint shred of hope she'd been sheltering flickere...
by Triessa
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Home Sweet... Home?
Replies: 52
Views: 4110

Re: Home Sweet... Home?

Triessa shakes her head and walks to the middle of the basement, kicking a pile of char out of the way as she goes, then fanning the air in front of her to try to dissipate the puff of soot she stirred up. "Everything is a long way from okay," she replied to Sam through gritted teeth. &quo...
by Triessa
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Home Sweet... Home?
Replies: 52
Views: 4110

Re: Home Sweet... Home?

Triessa moves through the basement, her eyes wide and still red-rimmed from her earlier crying. She reaches out to trail her fingers across the soot-stained wall, scraping black char away to show undamaged paint and stone. "It's not just them it's the house," she said softly, looking aroun...
by Triessa
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Home Sweet... Home?
Replies: 52
Views: 4110

Re: Home Sweet... Home?

"Everybody just...shut up for a second!" Triessa suddenly shouts, putting her hands out, palms away from herself. "I am trying to PROCESS here!" She took in a deep breath and then managed to pull herself back into the house, into the horrific carnage. Only now, with a bit of dis...
by Triessa
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: The Place Between (Seattle)
Replies: 93
Views: 10996

Re: The Place Between (Seattle)

The young witch, or whatever she was, shook her head without looking up to meet Gravely's eyes. "I don't know. I don't think so? Just...let me just take you there. Okay? I can't really..." Her voice caught and she shook her head again. "Just come on." And she started walking back...
by Triessa
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Nightbane
Topic: Alexis Hamilton - Nightbane (Resistance)
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: Alexis Hamilton - Nightbane (Unalighned)

Solid character, honestly. Well done. There's a minor glitch where you list some of your powers twice, but other than that it looks good! Fills a unique role, has some skills and abilities we were lacking, and the theme of the Morphus and powers should set off some interesting sparks with our Guardi...
by Triessa
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: The Place Between (Seattle)
Replies: 93
Views: 10996

Re: The Place Between (Seattle)

Always fashionably late, Triessa does finally show up. This being her first time in the Place Between, she seems more than a little fascinated by it. In fact she's paying more attention to the old bricks of the walls than she is to where she's going, resulting in her knocking over a little umbrella ...
by Triessa
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Home Sweet... Home?
Replies: 52
Views: 4110

Re: Home Sweet... Home?

Nearly an hour passed from the moment Triessa arrived at her grandparents' farm to when she finally dialed Gravely. It took a surprising amount of time for one's world to disintegrate. From the violence inside the house, to the hollow dread of her missing grandmother, to the inarticulate loss of...o...
by Triessa
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Nightbane
Topic: Nightbane EP and XP Log
Replies: 22
Views: 4621

Re: Nightbane EP and XP Log

Yeah, that's the conclusion I've reached as well, somewhat belatedly, hehe
by Triessa
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Nightbane
Topic: Nightbane EP and XP Log
Replies: 22
Views: 4621

Re: Nightbane EP and XP Log

The something extra is just the rebalance worked into the new document, right? If so, that's done. As for advance, I have a question. Is it ok if I change Triessa's build a little? Not taking away overall ability or radically revising anything...I'm just noticing that trying to keep two ABs equivale...
by Triessa
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)
Replies: 99
Views: 12855

Re: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)

Triessa piled into the back seat and sat with her knees drawn up to her chest.

It was halfway through the trip before she trusted herself to talk.

"Is it like that every time?" she asked quietly.
by Triessa
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)
Replies: 99
Views: 12855

Re: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)

"Well done. Your parents would be proud. Certainly courage under fire." Triessa shakes her head violently and stumbles away a few steps to lean against a nearby wall. "Nope. Nope nope nope," she gasps. "I...cannot...even..." She manages to point at Gravely and says, &q...
by Triessa
Sat May 16, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)
Replies: 99
Views: 12855

Re: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)

Triessa backed up, shaking her head. Everyone was piling on, attacking over and over, but no matter what they did he wouldn't DIE. She'd never be able to scrub the images of a man being gutted, nearly ripped apart, but just...fighting on, regenerating visibly all the while. What did it TAKE to kill ...
by Triessa
Wed May 13, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)
Replies: 99
Views: 12855

Re: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)

Triessa's eyes widen as Thrand falls, and she backs up reflexively. The lethargy strikes her, staggering her, but somehow she manages to fight through it. This can't be happening, this can't be happening. She wants to run. But if she runs, everyone else is gonna die. And the vampire will know her. I...
by Triessa
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)
Replies: 99
Views: 12855

Re: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)

Still panicked, Triessa used the last gasp of her psychokinesis to grab another board and just hurl it at the vampire as she scrambled away from it, falling back onto her butt and scooting along the floor rather than get up again! In her franticness, the board just sails away, way off target, clatte...
by Triessa
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)
Replies: 99
Views: 12855

Re: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)

Triessa felt her blood freeze in sudden panic as the vampire seemed to just appear beside her, erupting from thin air. She didn't even have time to react as he grabbed hold of her. Though she tried to get away, his hands and arms felt as immovable as steel beams. And yet her reflex was to get away g...
by Triessa
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Q Nightclub & Live DJ Mixing
Replies: 69
Views: 10030

Re: Q Nightclub & Live DJ Mixing

"The ones you want information about," Triessa clarified even as she took the money. She looked the bills over and said, "Well, I guess that covers any talk about fee structure." Her eyes met Gravely's then and she added, "Just FYI though, my parents? Dead. So...maybe cool ...
by Triessa
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)
Replies: 99
Views: 12855

Re: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)

Triessa witnessed the savaging of Thrand and Gravely and panicked. Vampires! Uh...vampires. What killed them? Garlic? Wood stakes? Wood! She looked wildly around and spotted a pile of wooden planks in the next room. Focusing her mind, she grabbed a plank and whipped it through the air, moving it bet...
by Triessa
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Q Nightclub & Live DJ Mixing
Replies: 69
Views: 10030

Re: Q Nightclub & Live DJ Mixing

She nods in reply. "Yeah, there's pretty much nowhere I can't get into. That includes the club, by the way. You think your guys might be back now?" Inwardly Triessa groaned at the admonition to go shopping. Clearly Gravely had no idea what it was like living as a student...or how much tren...
by Triessa
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)
Replies: 99
Views: 12855

Re: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)

Triessa scrabbled to grab her pocketknife, the one now empowered with eldritch runes to glow malevolently. She concentrated and hefted it with telekinetic force. Maybe it was the panic of fighting WEREWOLVES, but this time she had a really good mental grip on it! Even so, it was just a knife, and th...
by Triessa
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)
Replies: 99
Views: 12855

Re: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)

Triessa is still calling the mists to herself when the scouts make their report. It looks like this is happening too fast for any astral shenanigans, but not for ordinary spellwork. With murmured incantations in what might be butchered Latin, she casts a pair of spells, summoning a silver rune that ...
by Triessa
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Q Nightclub & Live DJ Mixing
Replies: 69
Views: 10030

Re: Q Nightclub & Live DJ Mixing

Triessa leaned closer to get a look at the individuals on the small screen. "You know the internet doesn't work like in the movies, right?" she asked. "I can't just upload a picture and have it automatically find license plate numbers. You have to work in the DMV or be a cop to run pl...
by Triessa
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Q Nightclub & Live DJ Mixing
Replies: 69
Views: 10030

Re: Q Nightclub & Live DJ Mixing

Now Triessa frowed and shook her head, waving a hand in a 'stop' gesture. "Okay. Wait just a second. This is...a lot to process. You knew my parents in college? But by sheer chance, when you want information tracked down you just happened to pick me? What makes you think I can..." Triessa ...
by Triessa
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Q Nightclub & Live DJ Mixing
Replies: 69
Views: 10030

Re: Q Nightclub & Live DJ Mixing

Triessa folded her arms over her belly and shrugged. "Yeah, okay, I don't really know where to go with that. Michael said you were okay, but I have no idea what you want from me." Despite his having been vouched for by someone she trusted, she felt the distance of the mists acutely. It too...
by Triessa
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)
Replies: 99
Views: 12855

Re: Port of Seattle, at The Container Docks (Luciano's)

https://i.imgur.com/HNUAn8y.jpg Triessa was a woman, college-age by the look of her. Shoulder length brunette hair, glasses, kind of 'normal' looking. She had a denim jacket on over a dark grey sweater, blue jeans...thoroughly unremarkable fashion sense. The only thing that was unusual was a piece ...
by Triessa
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Q Nightclub & Live DJ Mixing
Replies: 69
Views: 10030

Re: Q Nightclub & Live DJ Mixing

"Uh, is this Triessa...Elrich?" He sounded uncomfortable to Triessa, uncertain...and his voice seemed like someone who wasn't uncertain often. "Our mutual acquaintance said you might be able to get me some leads from some information I have gathered. Triessa was sitting in the beach ...
by Triessa
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: 05 - Gearing Up For Vampires
Replies: 9
Views: 2515

Re: 05 - Gearing Up For Vampires

Triessa hasn't studied vampires, and in fact hadn't really been aware of them as being real until one of them (well, someone affected by them) had joined the team. How hard could they be though? Movies were pretty clear on how to get rid of them. Garlic...check, hammer and stakes...just the stakes, ...
by Triessa
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Nightbane Archive
Topic: Tania Kirn (Nightbane - Nocturne)
Replies: 9
Views: 3294

Re: Tania Kirn (Nightbane) - WIP

Gifted start with 1 power and 15 points. Each New Power edge gives another 2 powers.
by Triessa
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: The Place Between (Open Role Play)
Replies: 40
Views: 7566

Re: The Place Between (Open Role Play)

Triessa came in late, and after she got in she seemed immediately interested in one of the Place Between's concrete walls, peering at it closely as the others spoke and even poking it with a fingertip. An alert eye might have seen the concrete shimmer slightly and distort around her finger, as thoug...
by Triessa
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Nightbane Archive
Topic: Tania Kirn (Nightbane - Nocturne)
Replies: 9
Views: 3294

Re: Tania Kirn (Nightbane) - WIP

Review! The Good!: Tania looks like a very solid melee damage dealing build! In Morphus she does 2d8+10 damage to Hounds (when Smited with base success) and can bring in a buddy to help watch her back. Very handy! Elan and Combat Reflexes give her some extra bonuses when she really needs them, and ...
by Triessa
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs - Underground
Replies: 139
Views: 23527

Re: PNW Labs - Underground

The flames were spreading, the air was fouling, but Triessa couldn't leave yet. A sour ball turned over in her stomach, but she spotted across the room where the human employees had been bound. They'd roast, or asphyxiate, long before those bonds broke. She was a wizardess, something rare and precio...
by Triessa
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs - Underground
Replies: 139
Views: 23527

Re: PNW Labs - Underground

Enough throwing lightshows. Clayton's fate burned like a fire in the pit of her guts. Grief and rage were dangerous, volatile emotions to fuel magic from...but they had power. She drew on that power, pulling it past her fatigue and shaping it to an edge that could cleave the laws of physics in twain...
by Triessa
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Nightbane
Topic: Triessa Elrich - (Seekers)
Replies: 2
Views: 1708

Re: Triessa Elrich - SWADE rebuild

Player : Salmon Max Character Name : Triessa "Bunny" Elrich Rank : Veteran Advances : 9 Race : Human Attributes : Agility d8, Smarts d10, Spirit d6, Strength d4, Vigor d6 Pace : 6; Parry : 6; Toughness : 5 Power Points : 20 ppe/15 isp, Recharge 10ppe/hour, 5isp/hour Skills : (13/15) Spell...
by Triessa
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs - Underground
Replies: 139
Views: 23527

Re: PNW Labs - Underground

Triessa felt as if time was slowing down as Clayton made his move...but it wasn't the kind of rad empowering slowing that superheros experienced in the movies. No, this was a nightmarish thing, where she could see what was happening but was helpless to stop it. Time. There's no time. She needed to b...
by Triessa
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs - Underground
Replies: 139
Views: 23527

Re: PNW Labs - Underground

"Focus on the smaller ones!" Triessa called. "Bring them down fast, and we can all pile on the big one!" Her flagging energy was limiting the tricks she could pull out of her bag...but there were a few minor spells that could be thrown around freely. Like pop rocks. She stooped ...
by Triessa
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs - Underground
Replies: 139
Views: 23527

Re: PNW Labs - Underground

Getting set up Spending Light benny to gain 5 PPE, siphoning another 5 from Clayton (if he has it, if not, another benny) Spellcasting for Blast (Greater Blast, LBT, +4 AP for 10PPE) [dice:2pahvi48]59397:0[/dice:2pahvi48] or [dice:2pahvi48]59397:1[/dice:2pahvi48] Raise damage [dice:2pahvi48]59397:2[...
by Triessa
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Nightbane Archive
Topic: GM Poll 3rd Quarter 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

Re: GM Poll 3rd Quarter 2019

Strange. I haven't voted, but it's showing me the poll results, and I don't have the option to vote.

Oh I see. It ended. I'm lame.

I give a 5? :)
by Triessa
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs - Underground
Replies: 139
Views: 23527

Re: PNW Labs - Underground

Triessa brings her hands together with sweeping gestures, and shouts "Fuego!" as magical flames blossom from her handflower and course down her arm and out from her palm, spearing the Hound next to her and engulfing it in cleansing effulgence. She then looked out at the creatures from the ...
by Triessa
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs - Underground
Replies: 139
Views: 23527

Re: PNW Labs - Underground

Fuming at her spell's inability to breach the mirror by itself, Triessa whirled to face the two oncoming Hounds; threats she couldn't afford to ignore. A bright silvery pain burned in her mind; a warning sign she was drawing too much magic. She'd pushed this envelope before...thought she had a good ...
by Triessa
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs - Underground
Replies: 139
Views: 23527

Re: PNW Labs - Underground

On seeing the Hounds bursting in, Triessa lets discretion be the better part of valor. "Try to hold them off!" she shouts. "I'll see if I can't take the mirror out!" Given the vulnerability of Hounds to magic, perhaps she had it bass-ackwards, but there wasn't time to meticulousl...
by Triessa
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs - Underground
Replies: 139
Views: 23527

Re: PNW Labs - Underground

(OOC - I'll assume a nausea check is vigor)

Vigor [dice:3rhm4i5c]56403:0[/dice:3rhm4i5c] or [dice:3rhm4i5c]56403:1[/dice:3rhm4i5c]

Smarts [dice:3rhm4i5c]56403:2[/dice:3rhm4i5c] or [dice:3rhm4i5c]56403:3[/dice:3rhm4i5c]
by Triessa
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs - Underground
Replies: 139
Views: 23527

Re: PNW Labs - Underground

Triessa followed Peter, wincing a little as he slammed the door off its hinges. Somewhere in the scatter, the bug-men had managed to lose themselves. Signal couldn't keep them down forever. They were playing it smart, not engaging...waiting until they could call for backup. They knew time was on the...
by Triessa
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs - Underground
Replies: 139
Views: 23527

Re: PNW Labs - Underground

There were a WHOLE lotta things that could go wrong here. She needed to work this out before she started flinging spells. First, she could feel herself getting tired. She didn't have a lot more magical 'oomph' before she was down to ineffectual flailing and strong language to fight these guys. Secon...
by Triessa
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs - Underground
Replies: 139
Views: 23527

Re: PNW Labs - Underground

Triessa was used to cheating. Magic made a lot of things about being an investigator easy. Maybe too easy. Here though, in the belly of the beast, magic would practically be suicide. Granted, she hadn't seen Hounds lurking around the work area, but they'd be close. Close enough to intervene if they ...
by Triessa
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs - Underground
Replies: 139
Views: 23527

Re: PNW Labs - Underground

Triessa pulls a suit on over her streeties as well, then looks for the helpful poster that gives instructions on how to seal up the mask and so on. "Okay. I figure we have two objectives here. We gotta find the information they're using to make this stuff...the secret formula...and we gotta fin...
by Triessa
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs - Underground
Replies: 139
Views: 23527

Re: PNW Labs - Underground

"Jesus," Triessa muttered. It was one thing to murder Hounds...they were just some kind of golem. And it was hard to empathize with bug swarms in human suits, or even the 'night princes' who's malice and sadism made them more than a little two-dimensional in her mind. But this guy...even ...
by Triessa
Sat May 25, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs - Underground
Replies: 139
Views: 23527

Re: PNW Labs - Underground

"Just so you guys know, I'm..." Triessa paused, thinking about how to put it, "...magically, I'm tired. I've still got a fight or two in me, but I need to watch it. So we're going to have to try to minimize the finger-snapping approach to problem solving." She nodded. "But ...
by Triessa
Thu May 16, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Fremont District Underground
Replies: 43
Views: 7599

Re: Fremont District Underground

Notice [dice:2j6zb49l]53581:0[/dice:2j6zb49l] or [dice:2j6zb49l]53581:1[/dice:2j6zb49l]
by Triessa
Wed May 15, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Fremont District Underground
Replies: 43
Views: 7599

Re: Fremont District Underground

"Yeah," Triessa sighs. "They had a glamour a bit like that up above too, but this was a lot stronger. Didn't even see it this time. Everyone watch each other...this spell will help, but it's not a guarantee." "As for what next...next we try, try again. Form up, push forward...
by Triessa
Fri May 10, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Fremont District Underground
Replies: 43
Views: 7599

Re: Fremont District Underground

Triessa convulsed as her muscles seized up under Signal's electrical assault. "What tha...AAGGH!" She whirled on the Nightbane then, hair all frizzed and glasses askew on her face that did nothing to conceal the murder in her eyes. "You motherFUCKER!" the sorceress snarled...but ...
by Triessa
Wed May 01, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Fremont District Underground
Replies: 43
Views: 7599

Re: Fremont District Underground

As the team checked the bodies and recovered from the flurry of activity, Triessa wasted no time digging into her satchel for some components. "Gravely, c'mere." She took a little graduated cylinder out and filled it with clear liquid from a squeeze bottle, then added some stuff from dropp...
by Triessa
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Fremont District Underground
Replies: 43
Views: 7599

Re: Fremont District Underground

Triessa's eyes widen as the monsters burst from the illusory walls. In the back of her head she noted with a distant satisfaction that not ALL of them came out...but that was a cold comfort when one came straight at her. She wasn't a vampire or a were-whatever or a creature from the Nightlands pranc...
by Triessa
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Fremont District Underground
Replies: 43
Views: 7599

Re: Fremont District Underground

She could feel it before she even noticed the ripple in the wall, subtle but clear in her eyes. That ugly tickle on the back of her neck. Something was coming down, and in her mind's eye it looked a lot like the slanted blade of a guillotine. Then the ripples...a glamour reacting to something moving...
by Triessa
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Fremont District Underground
Replies: 43
Views: 7599

Re: Fremont District Underground

It took Triessa only a few moments to gather some tools and ingredients from her place and throw together a spell to let her see in the dark. That kind of improvisational magic wasn't the most reliable, but it had saved her more than once in a pinch. After that it was tried and true. A little boost ...
by Triessa
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: The Place Between (Seattle)
Replies: 93
Views: 10996

Re: The Place Between (Seattle)

"Alright, anyone who can't see in the dark, raise your hands," Triessa said, raising a hand. "I can work up some spells to help us out with that. As for getting through barriers, I got spells for that too." She waggles her eyebrows. "When magic's your hammer, everything is ...
by Triessa
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Nightbane Archive
Topic: 1st Quarter GM Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 1777

Re: 1st Quarter GM Poll

It is by will alone I set my vote in motion.
by Triessa
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Nightbane
Topic: Nightbane EP and XP Log
Replies: 22
Views: 4621

Re: Nightbane EP and XP Log

Are we still doing experience?
by Triessa
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: The Place Between (Seattle)
Replies: 93
Views: 10996

Re: The Place Between (Seattle)

Triessa shrugged. "I mean, it's a public building. They have to have water lines. But they could have replaced sections of pipe with plastic piping if they knew what to expect. What happens if you're in something metal and then suddenly hit something plastic? Do you just...boop out right there,...
by Triessa
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: The Place Between (Seattle)
Replies: 93
Views: 10996

Re: The Place Between (Seattle)

"There may be another way." Triessa came over, a roll of papers in her hand. "I checked some records, and it turns out that building is built directly over an old building in the Underground. Four stories underground...and who knows what changes they made down there. The thing with t...
by Triessa
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: Seattle Municipal Tower
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Re: Seattle Municipal Tower

Triessa hmphs at that. It wasn't as weird as a layperson might think. Large sections of Seattle had underground portions...remnants of the time when the official street level had been raised up to try to avoid flooding from the Sound. There were places that sold tickets to sections of it...city side...
by Triessa
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Out of Character Topics
Topic: Rob's Table Rule Change
Replies: 5
Views: 1493

Re: Rob's Table Rule Change

I'm fine with using the standard SWADE rules.
by Triessa
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs
Replies: 49
Views: 7133

Re: PNW Labs

"Alright...yeah. The glamour's subtle, and covers pretty much the entire inside of the first floor at least. It's combined with a nasty little mental bug. From what I could figure out, part of it hides the PNW workers' true appearance, and the mental part just kind of...fills you with disinter...
by Triessa
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs
Replies: 49
Views: 7133

Re: PNW Labs

"Well," Triessa says, rubbing her hands together as if they were cold. "We definitely have the right place. That place had one of the biggest-ass glamours I've ever seen. What's everyone got?"
by Triessa
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs
Replies: 49
Views: 7133

Re: PNW Labs

Triessa took a seat in the coffee shop, ordered something mocha-ey and took a seat with a magazine from the counter by the trash bins. Fairly frequently she'd look up, look around, scrutinize passing people, then glance at her watch and shake her head with a scowl. The old 'waiting for someone who a...
by Triessa
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs
Replies: 49
Views: 7133

Re: PNW Labs

Triessa just tosses a navy and grey university sweatshirt and pair of baggy jeans at Tania. "It's not a fashion statement," she says shortly, grabbing something for herself as well from her closet. "Don't think too hard about it." --- Once they'd gotten their ride back to the bee...
by Triessa
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs
Replies: 49
Views: 7133

Re: PNW Labs

"Yeah, you can borrow some of my stuff," Triessa said. "Doesn't have to fit perfectly, just has to work for a little while."

"As for the rest, uh...they're shells that look like people but are full of bugs, and yes the robot things are Hounds."
by Triessa
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs
Replies: 49
Views: 7133

Re: PNW Labs

After a few blocks, some turns, Triessa was satisfied they didn't pull a tail. "All right. Peter, I'm going to drop you off near your place. You get changed into something other than what you have on now, get your car and drive out to my place. Tania, you and I'll change too...change clothes, I...
by Triessa
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs
Replies: 49
Views: 7133

Re: PNW Labs

Triessa shrugs and adjusts her rearview mirror. She drives at a normal pace, not taking any weird turns or evasive tactics. The epitome of someone normal driving away from a normal situation. Could just be taking a low profile, but she was rather interested in seeing if the Hounds, or whatever they ...
by Triessa
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs
Replies: 49
Views: 7133

Re: PNW Labs

"We like to do human things, with our human friends," Triessa mutters as she starts the car up. She looks at Peter. "You sure they're hounds? There's other things too, like the...ash...bug-people ones. They're a lot easier to blend in without magic." She pulled away from the cur...
by Triessa
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: PNW Labs
Replies: 49
Views: 7133

Re: PNW Labs

"Great, pile on in, kids," Triessa invites, and leads Tania and Peter to her car. From there she drives out to the spot indicated on the directions she scribbled in her frayed old notepad. After a couple of pauses at stoplights, and one wrong turn, Triessa gets everyone there. They park n...
by Triessa
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Nightbane
Topic: Triessa Elrich - (Seekers)
Replies: 2
Views: 1708

Triessa Elrich - (Seekers)

Obsolete Now Player : Salmon Max Character Name : Triessa "Bunny" Elrich Rank : Seasoned Advances : 7 Race : Human Attributes : Agility d6, Smarts d12, Spirit d8, Strength d4, Vigor d6 Pace : 6; Parry : 4; Toughness : 8 (2) Power Points : 20, Recharge 10/hour Skills : (19) Spellcasting 1d1...
by Triessa
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: The Place Between (Seattle)
Replies: 93
Views: 10996

Re: The Place Between (Seattle)

"Alright, Signal who do you want on your wing? I'm gonna get a stakeout car...who wants to go in with me on that? Ideally not so many I need a damn SUV."

Triessa stands up and stretches a little, making her back give a quiet pop.
by Triessa
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: A Taste of Nature
Replies: 6
Views: 1934

Re: A Taste of Nature

"Recovered assets," Triessa muses. She shrugs. "I'm okay with that. Not like we're sending these guys to the police, after all."

She lifts her glass of free-range, antibiotic-free, organic water and toasts Mary, then takes a gulp of it.

"So, what's the project?"
by Triessa
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: The Place Between (Seattle)
Replies: 93
Views: 10996

Re: The Place Between (Seattle)

Triessa nods at Tania, then says to Signal, "Think broader. Get information from them if you can, but they're not operating in a vacuum, you know? There's a thick layer of bureaucracy surrounding any place of business, and that information will be easier to get. Things like...what was this buil...
by Triessa
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: The Place Between (Seattle)
Replies: 93
Views: 10996

Re: The Place Between (Seattle)

"Right, " Triessa sighed. "Okay. We're going to need a copy of that video, for one thing. Signal, you're getting some spotlight this time around. I'm good for legwork and libraries, but I don't mix with anything digital that we want to keep working." "I'm thinking we work t...
by Triessa
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: The Place Between (Seattle)
Replies: 93
Views: 10996

Re: The Place Between (Seattle)

"Jesus Christ," mutters Triessa on seeing the images. "Fucking Seekers..." She looks at Michael then. "You do know it's not just going to be Hounds and monsters in there, right? The outer layer of security at least is going to be regular people. People who don't know what t...
by Triessa
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Nightbane Adventures
Topic: A Taste of Nature
Replies: 6
Views: 1934

Re: A Taste of Nature

Two weeks. Thank God she'd managed to scrape a couple of cases together in that time. Neither one paid much, but it was enough to keep the lights on. This time. And of course it'd given her a chance to work on a few talismans...just a few spells-in-bottles, to hopefully give them an ace in the hole,...

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