[5/20/2018 7:50:59 PM] Chance: So! You guys had figured out what direction the power from the sigil that sofia was stuck in was headed toward.
[5/20/2018 7:53:12 PM] *** Joe has, and he wants to go after it! ***
[5/20/2018 7:54:59 PM] Chance: That does involve climbing out of this basement and back outside the brothel, as the compass points to one of the walls.
[5/20/2018 7:56:00 PM] *** Joe does, probably with Theo and Cas! ***
[5/20/2018 7:58:48 PM] Chance: And Sofia is coming too! She's not as angry as you'd think, but she's insiting on going.
[5/20/2018 8:00:32 PM] *** Joe does not stop her. He respects the hell out of Sofia. ***
[5/20/2018 8:03:03 PM] Chance: Theo: ... Ill go grab Anya and Francisco. Let's stick together.
[5/20/2018 8:03:18 PM] Joe: ... all right.
[5/20/2018 8:03:21 PM] *** Joe waits. ***
[5/20/2018 8:05:37 PM] Chance: Sofia hugs you!
[5/20/2018 8:05:47 PM] *** Joe blinks. ***
[5/20/2018 8:09:29 PM] Chance: Thank you.
[5/20/2018 8:09:58 PM] Joe: Well, we couldn't leave you like that, darling.
[5/20/2018 8:15:20 PM] Chance: Sofia: I felt you in my head.
[5/20/2018 8:17:00 PM] Joe: I hope that isn't a bad thing.
[5/20/2018 8:17:10 PM] Chance: Sofia: ... did you see anything?
[5/20/2018 8:17:18 PM] Chance: Sofia: Anything bad?
[5/20/2018 8:17:25 PM] Joe: No, not at all. Why?
[5/20/2018 8:17:39 PM] Chance: Sofia: I don't remember a lot.
[5/20/2018 8:17:50 PM] Chance: Sofia: But I did something real bad.
[5/20/2018 8:19:49 PM] Joe: What do you remember?
[5/20/2018 8:20:37 PM] Chance: Sofia: I don't remember what I did. I just know it was bad and I'm a bad person.
[5/20/2018 8:21:47 PM] Joe: I don't think it can have been that bad, dear.
[5/20/2018 8:28:50 PM] Chance: Sofia: It was.
[5/20/2018 8:31:27 PM] Joe: Well, if it was, you can make up for it by trying to be better now.
[5/20/2018 8:33:11 PM] Chance: Sofia: I try to be nice.
[5/20/2018 8:34:06 PM] Joe: I think you're very nice.
[5/20/2018 8:37:33 PM] Chance: She hugs you again! Or squeezes you, since she didn't let you go.
[5/20/2018 8:37:50 PM] Chance: Cas: I think you're a real sweet girl, if that help.
[5/20/2018 8:37:59 PM] Chance: Sofia beams at him. "Thanks frostyman."
[5/20/2018 8:39:25 PM] Joe: Cas is an excellent judge of character.
[5/20/2018 8:45:57 PM] Chance: Theo comes out with Francisco under his arm, and Anya in tow, who is yawning. "Who are we to be killing then?"
[5/20/2018 8:46:14 PM] Joe: No one, yet. We're not even sure what the motive was.
[5/20/2018 8:46:46 PM] Chance: Anya: I am tired of the resting and recovering. I am ready for the hunting and the killing.
[5/20/2018 8:48:33 PM] Joe: Well, we'd like to hunt, but killing is premature.
[5/20/2018 8:55:17 PM] Chance: Theo: I'm sure we'll find you something to fight before long, Anya.
[5/20/2018 8:56:36 PM] Joe: Indeed!
[5/20/2018 8:58:32 PM | Edited 9:00:37 PM] Chance: So! You go outside! It's nighttime now, and Theo checks the compass!
[5/20/2018 9:00:30 PM] Joe: Which way?
[5/20/2018 9:00:50 PM] Chance: He points west.
[5/20/2018 9:01:00 PM] *** Joe heads that direction. ***
[5/20/2018 9:03:11 PM] Chance: Theo checks. "Anya, we'd better carry them. It's a ways west."
[5/20/2018 9:05:22 PM] Chance: Anya: Ooh. Maybe we'll get attacked on the way.
[5/20/2018 9:05:47 PM] Chance: she looks both ways on the street and makes sure there's no one around, and changes into her two headed dragon form.
[5/20/2018 9:10:06 PM] Chance: Theo: ... subtle. But I guess there's no one looking. And it wouldn't be the strangest thing to come out of this brothel.
[5/20/2018 9:13:21 PM] Joe: All right.
[5/20/2018 9:13:26 PM] Joe: I am, as always, ready!
[5/20/2018 9:13:39 PM] Chance: Sofia: Can I ride on Anya?
[5/20/2018 9:13:44 PM] Chance: Anya eyes her.
[5/20/2018 9:13:49 PM] Chance: And eyes her.
[5/20/2018 9:14:12 PM] Chance: Sofia just does this big puppydog eye thing and Anya sighs, lowering to the ground so that Sofia can get on.
[5/20/2018 9:20:30 PM] Joe: Thank you, Miss Anya.
[5/20/2018 9:21:05 PM] Chance: Theo changes too! Cas gets on him.. Cas gets nervous around Anya. He's holding Francisco, though.
[5/20/2018 9:22:22 PM] *** Joe hops onto Theo as well, and reties himself to Cas and then knocks him out. ***
[5/20/2018 9:26:01 PM] Chance: Theo hands over the compass to you!
[5/20/2018 9:26:09 PM] Chance: Theo: Keep us on the right path, right!
[5/20/2018 9:26:22 PM] Chance: Then he gives you a kiss before dropping his glamour.
[5/20/2018 9:27:42 PM] *** Joe definitely kisses back. Quite a bit less than innocently, too! Let's hope there are no mundanes to call the cops on them for indecency and random dragonage. ***
[5/20/2018 9:28:14 PM | Edited 9:28:21 PM] Chance: ((Gay Kiss Turns Man Into Dragon is the newspaper headline))
[5/20/2018 9:30:22 PM | Edited 9:30:35 PM] Joe: ((It'd be even worse if this were the more real time period. >.< Probably "sodomite" or ... not even pervert is strong enough.))
[5/20/2018 9:31:50 PM] *** Joe is pretty cheery. ***
[5/20/2018 9:32:50 PM] Chance: You guys take off, and start flying west! The compass points out toward the plains.
[5/20/2018 9:35:27 PM] Joe: Do you think she used Sofia's blood to teleport?
[5/20/2018 9:36:24 PM] Chance: Theo: I think so. Might have transmitted herself -- there was enough energy being generated.
[5/20/2018 9:39:06 PM] Joe: ... we ought to have triangulated. You'll say something if you need to rest, won't you?
[5/20/2018 9:40:26 PM] Chance: Theo: I'm all right, actually!
[5/20/2018 9:43:03 PM] Joe: You haven't had any sleep!
[5/20/2018 9:43:43 PM] Chance: Theo: I've gone much longer without sleep.
[5/20/2018 9:45:46 PM] *** Joe thinks at him: Had I known, I would have dragged you to bed sooner. ***
[5/20/2018 9:46:14 PM] Chance: YOu think he gives you a dragony grin over his shoulder, but it's hard to tell.
[5/20/2018 9:48:05 PM] *** Joe does transfer a bit of his own energy to Theo, though. ***
[5/20/2018 9:54:00 PM] Chance: Aww! So you fly! Things are getting a bit less... civilized.
[5/20/2018 9:56:06 PM] Chance: There's some farmland and ranchland, but... we're starting to go from mid-west to west.
[5/20/2018 9:56:27 PM] Joe: What beautiful country this is!
[5/20/2018 9:59:01 PM] Chance: Theo: Our hideout is pretty far southwest of here, hidden in some mountains. Great sunrises.
[5/20/2018 10:01:26 PM] Joe: I can't wait to see it!
[5/20/2018 10:15:16 PM] Chance: You fly far enough that Chicago's lights are visible on the horizon before the compass starts spinning and you're able to start triangulating.
[5/20/2018 10:16:25 PM] Joe: It must be here! We're close, Crafter!
[5/20/2018 10:19:33 PM] Chance: Theo: We'll set down, then, and try and track it on the ground.
[5/20/2018 10:21:19 PM] Joe: Right!
[5/20/2018 10:26:04 PM] Chance: He roars something out in his dragon language. It echoes over the plains, and Anya responds back --her roar is in stereo though.
[5/20/2018 10:28:29 PM] *** Joe startles a bit. ***
[5/20/2018 10:29:36 PM] Chance: Theo lands, with Anya close behind him.
[5/20/2018 10:30:34 PM] *** Joe awakens Cas and hands him a mug of tea. ***
[5/20/2018 10:33:16 PM] Chance: Cas: ... mrph. Next time, keep me awake. Looks like I should get used to this.
[5/20/2018 10:35:25 PM] Joe: All right. Perhaps I can summon a bag instead.
[5/20/2018 10:41:23 PM] Chance: Cas: .. a bag?
[5/20/2018 10:42:36 PM] Joe: So that you don't vomit on a dragon.
[5/20/2018 10:42:44 PM] *** Joe stretches a little bit. ***
[5/20/2018 10:42:49 PM] Chance: Cas: Oh, right!
[5/20/2018 10:44:04 PM] Chance: Theo: ... that would be nice.
[5/20/2018 10:44:35 PM] Chance: Theo takes the compass back! Francisco looks aroun.d "Oh, I say."
[5/20/2018 10:45:27 PM] Joe: Indeed.
[5/20/2018 10:51:50 PM] Chance: Cas hands Francisco over to you! "I say, I'm detecting the confluence of several ley lines."
[5/20/2018 10:54:09 PM] Joe: Oh dear, can that be a good sign?
[5/20/2018 10:54:52 PM] Chance: Theo: Probably not, but it's an indication that we're in the right direction.
[5/20/2018 10:56:40 PM] Joe: ... I wonder if she's trying to get back to the Hells? Normally that isn't that difficult.
[5/20/2018 10:59:49 PM] Chance: Theo: ... no, no it's not. But it's a good thought. Maybe she's trying to bring someone here?
[5/20/2018 11:01:47 PM] Joe: If so, God help us. There are a lot of people there we genuinely do not want to see.
[5/20/2018 11:07:05 PM] Joe: Most of them would consider any of us a delicacy.
[5/20/2018 11:08:11 PM] Chance: Theo is looking around with his compass! ."this way." He starts off toward some hills!
[5/20/2018 11:09:33 PM] *** Joe follows him, trying to keep his energy levels up and spirit up too! He's awfully tired. ***
[5/20/2018 11:10:11 PM] Chance: IT's not long before you find a cave! It's fairly radiating with energy -- you can sense it.
[5/20/2018 11:11:49 PM] *** Joe is extremely concerned, and makes sure his mental shielding is good. ***
[5/20/2018 11:12:02 PM] Chance: Gimme a roll, though.
[5/20/2018 11:12:38 PM] Joe: ((8!))
[5/20/2018 11:13:03 PM] Chance: Okay, the magic you sense coming out of this cave isn't the same as the circle, but has traces of that energy.
[5/20/2018 11:14:11 PM] *** Joe relays that to everyone telepathically. ***
[5/20/2018 11:19:17 PM] Chance: Theo blinks. "all right. No idea what we'll find in there, then.
[5/20/2018 11:21:40 PM] Joe: I shall certainly hope it isn't any of my family members.
[5/20/2018 11:22:30 PM] Chance: Cas: Hell can't be that small a world, can it?
[5/20/2018 11:22:55 PM] Chance: Theo: Hell is its own plane. It's not Coterminous with earth like Faerie is.
[5/20/2018 11:23:35 PM] Joe: And most of its families are related in one way or another. Granted, not all of them are succubi.
[5/20/2018 11:23:53 PM] Joe: ... some of them just eat humans.
[5/20/2018 11:27:18 PM] Chance: Cas: ... err. I'm nervous about that, being the closest to human we have here.
[5/20/2018 11:28:01 PM] Joe: Oh, don't worry, they won't discriminate.
[5/20/2018 11:28:15 PM] Chance: Cas: Ohhhh, good.
[5/20/2018 11:28:24 PM] Chance: Theo is getting his rifle ready!
[5/20/2018 11:28:29 PM] Joe: Cannibalism is not a taboo in the hells.
[5/20/2018 11:28:58 PM] Joe: Though it is considered rude to eat someone you know socially, of course.
[5/20/2018 11:29:03 PM] *** Joe summons his sword. ***
[5/20/2018 11:37:17 PM] Chance: Theo: Can you tell if it's hell, though?
[5/20/2018 11:37:26 PM] Joe: I can't tell at all.
[5/20/2018 11:39:16 PM] *** Joe checks again, though. ***
[5/20/2018 11:42:14 PM] Joe: ((Only a 6 that time.))
[5/20/2018 11:45:31 PM] Chance: YEah, it's definitely hell energy.
[5/20/2018 11:45:55 PM] Joe: ... it is from the hells. I'm pretty sure. I almost ended up there once when I was a child.
[5/20/2018 11:46:10 PM] Joe: That's what it... for lack of a better word, tasted like.
[5/20/2018 11:47:41 PM] Chance: Theo: all right. Well, if I have to, I'll go dragon and toss you this thing, allright?
[5/20/2018 11:47:46 PM] Chance: He indicates the rifle.
[5/20/2018 11:48:00 PM] *** Joe nods. ***
[5/20/2018 11:48:03 PM] Joe: I'll be ready for it.
[5/21/2018 8:39:50 PM] *** Joe brandishes the sword. ***
[5/21/2018 8:44:23 PM] Chance: Do you go in first?
[5/21/2018 8:44:31 PM] *** Joe does. ***
[5/21/2018 8:52:57 PM] Chance: It's a natural cave, so it's not... naturally carved for people. You have to squeeze through a couple of times, and get some scrapes before it starts opening up more. The hell energy gets thicker!
[5/21/2018 8:53:16 PM] *** Joe really dislikes this, but keeps going! ***
[5/21/2018 8:55:07 PM] Chance: Gimme a roll!
[5/21/2018 8:56:01 PM] Joe: ((7!))
[5/21/2018 8:58:15 PM] Chance: You feel like horns want to poke out of your forehead! Like, you can feel it under your skin.
[5/21/2018 9:01:19 PM] *** Joe lets them. ***
[5/21/2018 9:05:18 PM] Chance: pop! You have horns. You're being rather inundated with hell energy. Behind you, theo is sweating, and Anya looks similarly uncomfortable.
[5/21/2018 9:07:04 PM] *** Joe thinks at them: Pretty soon I'll have wings and a tail, so if you think you spot a monster... well, it may very well be me. ***
[5/21/2018 9:08:54 PM] Chance: Theo: Don't worry, I wont' shoot.
[5/21/2018 9:10:32 PM] *** Joe nods. ***
[5/21/2018 9:15:14 PM] Chance: The cave opens up and you feel you're getting the source. YOu hear voices, you think, up ahead.
[5/21/2018 9:15:41 PM] *** Joe tries to hear them and keeps moving forward, quietly. ***
[5/21/2018 9:28:25 PM] Chance: Francisco: This is thrilling!
[5/21/2018 9:28:29 PM] Chance: He says this loudly.
[5/21/2018 9:46:29 PM] Joe: ((Oh geez, sorry, Skype didn't light up!))
[5/21/2018 9:46:37 PM] *** Joe thinks at him: Shh. ***
[5/21/2018 9:50:37 PM] Chance: You don't know that he can hear you! You've not tried any mental stuff on him!
[5/21/2018 9:50:47 PM] Joe: ((Well, I do know he's telepathic!))
[5/21/2018 9:52:59 PM] Joe: ((He said so!))
[5/21/2018 9:55:14 PM] Chance: (Oh, okay, I didn't remember that.))
[5/21/2018 9:56:35 PM] Joe: ((Yep!))
[5/21/2018 9:57:45 PM] Chance: He quiets down then!
[5/21/2018 9:59:06 PM] Joe: ((At least he said so!))
[5/21/2018 10:03:33 PM] Chance: ((Oh, I believe you. He can at least hear you, anyway.))
[5/21/2018 10:06:33 PM] *** Joe keeps quiet. ***
[5/21/2018 10:08:05 PM] Chance: You start to hear... yelling. Screaming, even.
[5/21/2018 10:15:02 PM] *** Joe hurries. ***
[5/21/2018 10:16:50 PM] Chance: You find a fairly wrecked ritual circle in a cavern! There's three dead people apparently torn apart. There's a cave passage that leads further down.
[5/21/2018 10:19:06 PM] *** Joe tries not to throw up, and hurries further in! ***
[5/21/2018 10:20:50 PM] Chance: Gimme a roll, too.
[5/21/2018 10:21:26 PM] Joe: ((4!))
[5/21/2018 10:24:24 PM] Chance: You're pretty sure that reality is thin here and something came through.
[5/21/2018 10:24:42 PM] Joe: … something came through.
[5/21/2018 10:28:25 PM] Chance: Theo and Anya don't look good! They look... uncomfortable.
[5/21/2018 10:29:02 PM] *** Joe thinks at them: If you have to wait here, I'll keep going. ***
[5/21/2018 10:30:55 PM] Chance: Anya: We're fine. Just... hard to breathe.
[5/21/2018 10:31:17 PM] Chance: Cas doesn't seem affected, neither does Sofia!
[5/21/2018 10:32:10 PM] Joe: All right. Just... stop if you need to.
[5/21/2018 10:33:38 PM] Chance: The cave starts shaking around you, then stops!
[5/21/2018 10:35:56 PM] *** Joe is probably running by now. ***
[5/21/2018 10:49:05 PM] Chance: It's getting hotter as you go down this passage!
[5/21/2018 10:49:42 PM] *** Joe may well have fangs and a tail by this point, but doesn't fight them. ***
[5/21/2018 10:53:39 PM] Chance: Just a tail! But you end up in a large cavern. There's a fissure in the middle of it, and on the other side, you see a cat-woman fighting some horned scaled being. You recognize the cat woman as Yuliya, a succubus, and the other being as a powerful demon, clearly freshly summoned.
[5/21/2018 10:54:25 PM] *** Joe runs to her. "Yuliya! What's going on??" ***
[5/21/2018 10:55:15 PM] Chance: Well, she's on the other side of a fissure! Which is growing wider. But you can yell to her.
[5/21/2018 10:56:46 PM] *** Joe tries to grow wings--black feathery ones. He's never actually done that before, mind you, so it might not work. ***
[5/21/2018 11:00:15 PM] Chance: You can do it.
[5/21/2018 11:00:22 PM] Chance: Like, barely trying.
[5/21/2018 11:00:31 PM] Chance: This place is so inundated.
[5/21/2018 11:02:24 PM] Joe: Yuliya! TELL ME!
[5/21/2018 11:02:46 PM] *** Joe lurches into the air, heading toward her with his sword! He has not ever flown before. ***
[5/21/2018 11:11:19 PM] Chance: She's fighting the demon, which you know is a shapeshifter. She slashes at him with her claws. "What are you doing here! Have this under control!"
[5/21/2018 11:12:23 PM] Joe: If I were you, I would explain what's going on before I decide to help him instead of you.
[5/21/2018 11:16:37 PM] Chance: Yuliya: Rrrah! Those idiots tricked me into helping them summon him, and I'm cleaning up my mess!
[5/21/2018 11:17:38 PM] Joe: All right!
[5/21/2018 11:17:48 PM] *** Joe tries to get behind the demon to attack it. ***
[5/21/2018 11:18:31 PM] Chance: Demon: Oh, sure , make me the bad guy, Yuliyaarilya.
[5/21/2018 11:22:25 PM] Joe: So what's your version of events?
[5/21/2018 11:22:38 PM] *** Joe maneuvers around it to force it to divide its attention! ***
[5/21/2018 11:28:20 PM] Chance: Demon: She banished me! I thought we were friends. But no, she just wanted to use me like everyone else.
[5/21/2018 11:29:47 PM] Joe: Why did she do that?
[5/21/2018 11:34:19 PM] Chance: Demon: Blessed if I know!
[5/21/2018 11:34:40 PM] Chance: Yuliya: He wanted to stay in this world permanently! You know how dangerous that is!
[5/21/2018 11:34:47 PM] Chance: Demon: Iwouldn't have done anything!
[5/21/2018 11:34:59 PM] Joe: How would you have survived?
[5/21/2018 11:35:27 PM | Edited 11:37:37 PM] Chance: Demon: I would have found a dead body to inhabit. No one uses those!
[5/21/2018 11:35:47 PM] Joe: They start to smell, and you'd still have to live on something.
[5/21/2018 11:37:59 PM] Chance: Demon: Maybe I'd start a little cult or something. I don't know! Nothing destructive.
[5/21/2018 11:38:21 PM] Joe: You'd have to eat people, and you know it.
[5/21/2018 11:38:40 PM] Joe: Why don't you go home, hm? That way no one has to get hurt.
[5/21/2018 11:39:16 PM] Chance: Demon: It's awful there. You don't know what it's like.
[5/21/2018 11:39:26 PM] Chance: Theo, mentally: Who should I shoot?
[5/21/2018 11:41:03 PM] *** Joe answers: Him, but only to encourage him to go home. ***
[5/21/2018 11:41:28 PM | Edited 11:41:33 PM] Joe: I really don't. I'm sorry, but you can't stay here without hurting people. So you can't stay here.
[5/21/2018 11:41:50 PM] Chance: Demon: I'm sure I could figure it out!
[5/21/2018 11:41:59 PM] Chance: Demon: I'm pretty smart!
[5/21/2018 11:42:09 PM] *** Joe tries to stab him. ***
[5/21/2018 11:43:04 PM] Chance: You stab him at the same time Theo shoots him, and he kind of implodes!
[5/21/2018 11:44:00 PM] *** Joe looks for more assailants. ***
[5/21/2018 11:46:35 PM] Chance: It was jus thim.
[5/21/2018 11:47:13 PM] *** Joe vanishes the sword and looks around. "Miss Yuliya? What happened?" ***
[5/21/2018 11:47:27 PM] Chance: Yuliya: Thank you. That was ending up a lot messier than I intended.
[5/21/2018 11:48:22 PM] Joe: Yes, but what happened? You hurt Sofia.
[5/21/2018 11:49:16 PM] Chance: Yuliya looks over the crevice at Sofia. "I am sorry. But she was so powerful -- I needed to use her to teleport me here in time to stop the summoning. I was not able to, of course... "
[5/21/2018 11:50:05 PM] Joe: How did you know it was happening, then? Could you go back to the beginning and stharth again? Oh, damn it, now I have fangth.
[5/21/2018 11:53:21 PM] Chance: The hell energies are starting to fade.