Taj shows up with her retinue. Welcome, but I’m sure you won’t mind that we all go through the Kenari Protocol now that you’re here. (Hey she remembered!)
*Detect Evil, Aberrations, Psionics and Compulsion – Bio and Heal check by the surgeon
I’d like to be invited onto the Penumbra. Sure, but would you like to see what we killed first? Why wasn’t I informed?
With fabulous but obivously insect oriented ettiqute Melisande addresses the queen bug with all the laboratory results she could need. We enter the med lab and Melisande shows the Illithid lord on the med table with the holo scans. “What do you want to know?”
If we get more than one Illithid lord brain with the node, can we triangulate the location of the Elder Brain?
Could we turn it on enough to create a camoflouge brain scan? What about removing the “node” and turning it into a Species Graft surgery? Mel – “That’s something to research!”
Melisande shows off her surgery methods vs Xixchill methods. Hers can be done in 6-8 hours including recovery.
A xixchill messenger runs up to Fen and hands him a scroll with a wax seal on it with the symbol of a WHEEL on it. Finn opens to read beautiful calligraphy in common.
“We’ve been trying to reach you about your spelljammer’s warranty.” with a locker address in Waterdeep XD
A moderately tall human woman with an armored bodysuit similar to Melisandes show up, looks in, and fades back out again. (Finn notices)
Melisande has a dark sense of humor and an unwavering loathing of Mindflayers so she’s definitely willing to help.
Taj is interested in the tech but she knows it’s only temp here so she’s more interested in what they’re planning to do next. We ask Taj about the Illithid Magic Users:
There was a mindflayer who helped the 7 Stars from the inside during their past campaign. After heavy divination they were able to identify a human sage named Strom Wakeman from Sigil who had concocted an herbal concoction that had allowed him to preserve his consciousness after going through the Illithid change. Met briefly in the hallway of the Overmind complex. Other than that, no idea where he is now.
Could we create an infection for the brain to affect the Overmind instead of a bomb? Might be more effective.
Can hook us up with a scroll to summon Taj or Kattar. Vedis gets two scrolls of word of beckoning.
Drow are at war with Illithids, and if I recall Kenari met one that particularly hated Illithids. Dude with a pretty mace that Kenari hopped around following once. Tavist also has a Drow baby.
A little hockey puck sized thing flies into the room, zips around and hovers above Melisande’s head. “Oh good I’m starting to get them working again.” “Smile for the camera!” She hits a button and then sees the puck’s perspective.
We discuss the possibilities of spells that could be caused Permanent. RESISTANCE
CAT’S GRACE AND BULL STRENGTH MASS SCROLLS
Ask Taj about making Wonderous Items for us to use the Detect Abboration spell at will. (THEY LIVE)
Taj detects Vedis’ sword as being a psionic heavy hitter – a Divine Psionic Relic – The Fang of Sardior. dedicated to the Dragon God of Psionics.
Etsuriko describes where they fought the Overmind before, and Mel says it sounds like the storm in the gap of the Ethereal above the City of the Seven Seraphs. Could the Overmind be setting itself up in the Citadel of Planes?
The Serenity is in drydock getting a refit. Melisande’s ship has big guns that can fire from a bigger distance than ours.
Our crew were happy and incarcerated after the drunken brawls they got into. We should get them out and stash our ships in the Harrowing so we can bring them with us for easy access.
Fin suggests painted mascots on each others ship and gets nicked by a chonker tortise cat.
Ken asks Melisande about a resource for the chronopartical exotic matter and she remembers a lab that made one once before it disappeared. Can we interface the time machine with her ship or the Penumbra?
If the Silver Citadel is where they are creating Fate Eaters, what if we disrupt that and remove their cover from messing with reality?
Githyanki envoy shows up demanding an audience and Taj is off.
Ef Utan and Ella Sorpic meet as Finn tries to hit on her and Ef warns her off.
Could we use Cereberal Parasites as a form of attack? Could we ask the Githyanki?
We gather our cohorts on the ship and move the other ships into the Harrowing, and then head to Oerth and Greyhawk. Melisande quizes the planes people about the Artful Dodger being safe in the Phlow.
Melisande invites Lenata over to learn to pilot the Artful Dodger as Aspodel pilots the Penumbra.
1. Can we give the Illithids fleas with Cereberal Parasites?
2. If the Silver Citadel is where they are making Fate Eaters, if we launch an attack that removes their generation will that prevent their cover from doing more to reality without getting attacked by the Fates/Fortunes?
3. Can we make a bomb for the Overmind? What if we infect the Overmind with a disease?