His boss (god of hate) is a jerk and gave him paperwork
Decided to get 2 headed god (mayhem) to destroy mausoleum
Tei, Silas and Theo went to mausoleum
Surrounded by trees that were once people
Silas destroyed a couple. They bled and had organs. People organs.
Went into mausoleum and tried to read the side
Failed a few times
Tei succeeded and read that it was an epitaph to the god of tyranny, who “will be reborn in the future”
It told Tei that he was not yet worthy. And then he exploded.
Silas and Theo turned into trees.
When Theo tried to kill himself to prevent from being tree’d, he FAILED, so Silas beheaded him.
Theo’s bodies were teaching medical classes. As he explained the symptoms of the common flu, and as he tried to assure a student that injecting a syringe was harmless, he mutated into a tree and his head popped off.
Silas just killed himself.
We all took two week vacations, except for Theo, who had radiant starlit rebirth, and had a one week vacation.
The beast got manifold mind.
Theo star’d back to Ar-Sheba and got the god of mayhem to destroy the trees, trying to pollute the land enough to break the material of the mausoleum
He lied and said he had a “friend” coming
Also lied and said he was planning a surprise party for Silas’ birthday.
Scholar guy showed up and said it would take the size of our protectorate worth of pollution, or one of us has to become a tyrant, or we need to expand and control an empire.
Nerris showed up and said she needed more information on the infernal land and wanted to scout it out by pretending to be an ambassador for diplomacy
Ibrahim went along and had a celebratory feast
Nerris met with the infernal and started trying to diplomacy with him about the … packaging of the goros
Infernal took away one of the entourage and when it was noticed and questioned he said he was going to prepare him into a feast
Nerris flipped her shit
SUDDENLY everything went black and white and Ibrahim turned around and talked to the stalker mirror and said Nerris was coming and we should leave the room so she doesn’t find out about it (thanks emperor but you’re still scary as heck)
Nerris showed up and ranted about how she wanted to make scourges to permanently destroy him
Demanded Tei get an umbral from the Agency to scout the region and look for extra bodies, etc
5 spires that protect the city
The city is his body
Doesn’t have STM
300,000 vanguards, most are imps, one giant devil over the city
Tei opened the door to his library and there were bubbles. There were books and imps trapped in bubbles floating out of his library.
Used an air miracle to push all the bubbles together and into the library
Turned into one large bubble which Tei popped
It exploded into goo that started everything on fire
Attempted to put the fire out by destroying air
It didn’t work
Called Silas for help and asked him to put the fire out
He couldn’t because it wasn’t his sphere
Tei attempted to pat it out but it was cold
He asked Silas to attempt to burn it. He succeeded and the green-purple cold fire melted and then reformed into a person uncomfortably close to Tei
It was Rakhis, his mentor, the goddess of chaos.
She turned his hair into ferrets, then started to float away a wing of the library
He countered her Chaos sphere to fix the floating away library and then the same for his hair
Interacted with Silas a bit who was being affected by her sphere
She said he was no fun, grabbed him, and shooting star traversal’d away to the poisonous mountains
(As a result of the traversal, a firework screech went off and deafened Silas and also Theo)
(Theo made magical ear drops which cure deafness)
There she said that he will be hers and she will teach him how to have fun and be interesting, etc, and tried to make him smile
He didn’t, he tried to fly away
She grabbed his leg and reeled him in, then hugged him
He said she is horrible and he hates her and she said she loves him too
She demanded to know where Silas was and he claimed to not know him
He miserably failed his lie but managed to avoid being hurt by her truth inspiring castigation
She said he was no fun again and tongued his ear
Silas showed up and announced himself
She was all excited that he was there, so she shooting star traversed her way back to Deopolis, where she free-fell down into Othar’s workshop and destroyed much of it
He got extremely angry and telekinetically grabbed her, then started squeezing her, so she disassociated her body and disappeared
Then Othar got abnormally hate-y and started chanting and building a conjury portal. When he was finished, Silas’ mentor stepped through. (Silas’ mentor has spheres of hate and honor and had incarnated in Othar’s hate)
Othar rage-rocketed into the sky and off elsewhere.
Silas’ mentor drilled him on the witch deal and gave him a week to kill the witch who helped us. Turns out he has Silas warded to know when he’s around witches and whether or not he deals with them. Then he left.
Meanwhile, Nerris’ face is D8!
This done, Tei went to his library and summoned a fiend named Xzafad who he ordered to rebuild his library, and performed a restoration of stories miracle to put all his books back in good condition
Silas went to see Nerris and tell her to make him immediately busy for a whole week so he could get out of the witch hunt. So they decided to start training the troops out in the wilderness right away.
Nerris just got space-twisting multitudes so she sent one body off to see Tei about what all that nonsense was about. They were both equally upset about it and Nerris kind of blamed Tei, and he explained that he did everything he could to stop her. She suggested creating an abjury spell to counter Shooting Star Traversal, and offered to show him the basics. Then she invited him for a drink.
During the night, Silas was attacked at camp by his mentor. Silas won and crystalline-imprisoned him.
Tei went to the agency to set up a memory delve on Nerris
Ven, an umbral, infiltrated her room and drugged her wine
The witch leader did the delve
- Her brothers died from plague
- Sister got married and left home
- She met Annachie and fell in love
- Her parents arranged a marriage that she didn’t want because she loved Annachie
- She argued with them and that was when apotheosis started
- Her house caught fire and Annachie was blamed for arson and imprisoned
- Her master was mean to her and controlled her
- She tried to find a way to get rid of the control
- When her apotheosis finished, she stole documents from the dominion and gave them to the commune
- She went home to try to save Annachie but the four cowled fathers kicked her out
- She set up avatars in that region to keep an eye on her home
- That’s why she wants the sanctum staff
- To get into our protectorate she used a shame divination to discover that the highest Order member is aiding an infernal who was his lover before she infernal’d
Silas started training Nerris’ troops in war games
Tei started making copies of some documents for a poor dynast who was bullied by Silas :C