# (SRF) Aspiration's Beginning

#### Eric Zephlaer

Garindell slowly motions for Brock to walk over and manipulate thermal waylines to cause the egg casing to incinerate, seeing that there was not a risk of igniting anything else. He will then see what he might do for his own wounds, currently unable to help any of the others. He whispers, “I am perfectly aware that spiders are natural predators, but there seems to be aplenty. I have no qualms about eliminating this next generation on this spot."

Brock curls his upper lip. “Now you are thinking straight, Stick. I wonder if their legs have any meat. Maybe we can cook them over some coals.”

Belaria and Jay begin tending to their own wounds and checking on the others before Belaria responds. “It is my understanding that spiders this large are edible, but I do not want to go back outside to make a cookfire just yet. We should explore further.”

Jay waves his left hand slowly. “We are all significantly hurt and weakened from the spider bites. We are not pressed for time. We should go back out and rest for a day, then come back inside.”

The party agrees with his logic. Brock picks up Garindell to carry him back up to the entrance. “I cannot carry up the climbing holes. We will have to wait there until you can move.”

Belaria and Jay work together to carry Brenda, mostly dragging her, because they are both smaller than she. Belaria says, “Once we reach the opening, I will quickly go back to get the spider carcasses.”
 OOC: 77, 89

#### MacConnell

##### Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Cycle: 497. Season: Chilling. Day 14.
Brock: 17(medicine) + 27(restore) + 89(d100) = 133
time: 60 days / (133 + 136 + 138) = 4 hours
Garindell: 26 + 24(mend) + 89 = 139
time: 40, 100 days / (139 + 136 + 138) = 2 hours 20 minutes, 6 hours
Belaria: 24 + 23(restore) + 89 = 136
time: 70 days / (136 + 138) = 6 hours 8 minutes
Gaio: 23 + 26 + 89 = 138
time: 60 days / (138 + 136) = 5 hours 16 minutes
Brenda: 23 + 23 + 75 = 121
time: 60, 110 days / (121 + 136 + 138) = 3 hours 39 minutes, 7 hours
Brock: 17(alchemy) + 25(analysis) + 77(d100) = 119
Garindell: 26 + 23 + 77 = 126
Belaria: 24 + 22 + 77 = 123
Gaio: 23 + 23 + 77 = 123
Brenda: 23 + 20 + 75 = 118
After as much help as possible is given, it will take 2 hours and 20 minutes before Garindell can climb out of the pyramid. It will take 3 hours and 39 minutes for Brenda. It will take a maximum of 7 hours for everyone to fully recover.

Since waiting is not an easy task for ones of such youth, Brock and Gaio climb out carrying the spider carcasses that Belaria had retrieved. They set up a camp, then Brock returns to check on the wounded. Belaria trades places with him and exits the pyramid. She and Gaio Verde spent a little time together tending the cookfire and the spider legs, then Gaio returns inside to allow Brock to exit again. Each of these exchanges places again and again, comforting the two who are paralyzed until Garindell can walk, then he too trades into the rotation until Brenda can climb out.

During this time the party also determines that the spider fangs may be utilized by anyone in the party to enhance the impetus for physical function and intellectual cognizance (Cohesion +2) for each, by carrying them. They also learn that the legs happen to be rather good to eat.
Brock: Body: 6, hurt. Strength: 2 - 2 = 0, weakened.
Garindell: Body: 0, injured. Strength: -1 - 3 = -4, weakened.
Belaria: Body: 3, injured. Strength: 2 - 3 = -1 - 3 = -4, weakened.
Gaio Verde: Body: 4, injured. Strength: 2 - 3 = -1 - 2 = -3, weakened.
Brenda: Body: -1, injured. Strength: 3 - 3 = 0 - 3 = -3 - 3 = -6, weakened.

Collections:
15 ocrin
beetle elytra: 16: 1 clam each

Muddle Leaf: 3: {Muddle x2}

Shellacked Elytra: 5: 10 clams
 OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State nominal actions and intentions. Provide 2 random rolls.

#### Eric Zephlaer

Everyone decides to keep one set of fangs, cleaning them and stringing a piece of cord through them to wear as a necklace. In the morning, if everyone is well, the party will once again climb the pyramid and return to the room that had the spiders in order to begin exploring the other hall from that room.
 OOC: 80, 52

#### MacConnell

##### Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Cycle: 497. Season: Chilling. Day 15.
Brock: 18(observation) + 80, 52(d100) = 98, 70
Garindell: 26 + 23(tuning) + 80, 52 = 129, 101
Belaria: 24 + 25(smell) + 80, 52 = 129, 101
Gaio: 23 + 29 + 80, 52 = 132, 104
Brenda: 23 + 25(hearing) + 75 = 123
Upon the morrow, returning to the interior room first discovered is a matter of routine. Once inside the room, further exploration, using the benefit of illuminated stones, indicates that it was probably once a living quarters, likely for just one person, perhaps a priest of the former religion to which this pyramid might have been dedicated.

The further interior hall is extremely dark, like a cave. It even smells dank and musty like a cave. The hall opens into another interior room with three other exits and a set of steps leading downward. It is estimated that this room is centered horizontally within the structure but only about a third of the distance from the top. Nothing occupies this room.
Brock: full wellness
Garindell: full wellness
Belaria: full wellness
Gaio Verde: full wellness
Brenda: full wellness

Collections:
15 ocrin
beetle elytra: 16: 1 clam each

Muddle Leaf: 3: {Muddle x2}

Shellacked Elytra: 5: 10 clams
 OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State nominal actions and intentions. Provide 2 random rolls.

#### Eric Zephlaer

Brock, being of a dominant personality, says, “We should finish a single level before moving downward. It is the best way to make sure we do not miss something. What say you?”

It makes perfect sense. Everyone agrees. Belaria responds, “So which hall do you want to take first?”

It does not really matter so the party takes the next hall on the left.
 OOC: 83, 55

#### MacConnell

##### Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Cycle: 497. Season: Chilling. Day 15.
Spiders: 50(stealth) + 50(skin) + 64(d100) = 164

Brock: 18(observation) + 83(d100) = 101
164 - 101 = 63%
Garindell: 26 + 26(tuning) + 83 = 135
164 - 135 = 29%
Belaria: 24 + 83 = 107
164 - 107 = 57%
Gaio: 23 + 83 = 106
164 - 106 = 58%
Brenda: 23 + 75 = 98
164 - 98 = 66%
Spiders: 80(finesse) + 64(d100) = 144

Brock: 24(readiness) + 19(dodge) + 25(analysis) + 55(d100) = 123
144 + 63(surprise) = 207 - 123 = 84% * 2 = 2
Garindell: 20 + 25 + 23 + 55 = 123
144 + 29 = 173 - 123 = 40% * 2 = 1
Belaria: 23 + 23 + 22 + 55 = 123
144 + 57 = 201 - 123 = 78% * 2 = 2
Gaio: 23 + 23 + 23 + 55 = 124
144 + 58 = 203 - 124 = 79% * 2 = 2
Brenda: 24 + 22 + 21 + 75 = 142
144 + 66 = 210 - 142 = 68% * 2 = 1
Spiders: 80(dose) + 64(d100) = 144

Brock: 24(conditioning) + 27(fury) + 83(d100) = 134
144 - 134 = 10% * 10 = 1
Garindell: 20 + 24 + 83 = 127
144 - 127 = 17% * 10 = 2
Belaria: 26 + 23 + 83 = 132
144 - 132 = 12% * 10 = 1
Gaio: 23 + 26 + 83 = 132
144 - 132 = 12% * 10 = 1
Brenda: 26 + 25 + 75 = 126
144 - 126 = 18% * 10 = 2
The new hall is identical to the previous one, except that it is leading back toward the northern side of the structure. After walking, what seems, the exact same distance to reach the interior room, the hall opens into another room near the exterior. Exactly like the previous room, this one appears to have once been a residence. Unfortunately, also like the previous room, this one has new occupants of spiders. Upon seeing the increase in illumination from the party and very likely hearing the approach, the spiders had climbed the walls and hidden themselves against the edges. They launch themselves upon their potential victims.

Everyone is surprised for a second time, and each person finds another spider with its fangs injecting venom. Everyone is, about, equally affected.
Brock: Body: 10 - 2 = 8, hurt. Strength: 4 - 1 = 3, weakened.
Garindell: Body: 10 - 1 = 9, hurt. Strength: 2 - 2 = 0, weakened.
Belaria: Body: 10 - 2 = 8, hurt. Strength: 2 - 1 = 1, weakened.
Gaio Verde: Body: 10 - 2 = 8, hurt. Strength: 2 - 1 = 1, weakened.
Brenda: Body: 10 - 1 = 9, hurt. Strength: 3 - 2 = 1, weakened.

Collections:
15 ocrin
beetle elytra: 16: 1 clam each

Muddle Leaf: 3: {Muddle x2}

Shellacked Elytra: 5: 10 clams
 OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State nominal actions and intentions. Provide 2 random rolls.

#### Eric Zephlaer

Like before, the immediate thought in everyone’s minds is to remove the spiders. Brock and Brenda both use strength. The other three use momentum. Brock and Brenda will both manipulate mechanical waylines to add a push of air to their throws. Belaria and Gaio both manipulate chemical waylines in an attempt to intoxicate the spiders and give them a taste of their own tactics. Garindell, who would most like to generate a flash of light, immediately decides that may harm his friends in this dark environment; so instead, he manipulates mystical waylines to impede the mental function of his spider.

Oh, Six Hells and the Abyss,” yells Brock, “blood sucking spiders, again!”
 OOC: 86, 58

#### MacConnell

##### Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Cycle: 497. Season: Chilling. Day 15.
Brock: 26(aggression) + 19(accuracy) + 27(fury) + 86(d100) = 160 + 100(attached) = 260
Garindell: 21(finesse) + 25 + 26(clarity) + 86 = 158 + 100 = 258
Belaria: 22 + 24 + 25 + 86 = 157 + 100 = 257
Gaio: 22 + 24 + 28 + 86 = 160 + 100 = 260
Brenda: 25(aggression) + 24 + 25(fury) + 75 = 149 + 100 = 249
Spiders: 80(finesse) + 72(d100) = 152

Brock: 24(readiness) + 19(dodge) + 25(analysis) + 86(d100) = 154
252 - 154 = 98% * 2 = 2
Garindell: 20 + 25 + 23 + 86 = 154
252 - 154 = 98% * 2 = 2
Belaria: 23 + 23 + 22 + 86 = 154
252 - 154 = 98% * 2 = 2
Gaio: 23 + 23 + 23 + 86 = 155
252 - 155 = 97% * 2 = 2
Brenda: 24 + 22 + 21 + 75 = 142
252 - 142 = 110% * 2 = 2
Spiders: 80(dodge) + 72(d100) = 152
260 - 152 = 108% * 1 = 1
258 - 152 = 106% * 1 = 1
257 - 152 = 105% * 1 = 1
260 - 152 = 108% * 1 = 1
249 - 152 = 97% * 1 = 1
Spiders: 80(dose) + 72(d100) = 152

Brock: 24(conditioning) + 27(fury) + 86(d100) = 137
152 - 137 = 15% * 10 = 2
Garindell: 20 + 24 + 86 = 130
152 - 130 = 22% * 10 = 2
Belaria: 26 + 23 + 86 = 135
152 - 135 = 17% * 10 = 2
Gaio: 23 + 26 + 86 = 135
152 - 135 = 17% * 10 = 2
Brenda: 26 + 25 + 75 = 126
152 - 126 = 26% * 10 = 3
Brock: 21(bending) + 27(shove) + 58(d100) = 106
Garindell: 31 + 26(stun) + 58 = 115
Belaria: 29 + 25(toxicity) + 58 = 112
Gaio: 27 + 28 + 58 = 113
Brenda: 27 + 25(shove) + 75 = 127

Spiders: 30 + 72 = 102
106 - 102 = 4% * 1, ineffective.
115 - 102 = 13% * 6 = 1
112 - 102 = 10% * 6 = 1
113 - 102 = 11% * 6 = 1
127 - 102 = 25% * 1, ineffective.
S1: Mind: 3 - 1 = 2, irritated. (brock)
S2: Mind: 3 - 1 = 2, irritated. (garindell)
S3: Mind: 3 - 1 = 2, irritated. (belaria)
S4: Mind: 3 - 1 = 2, irritated. (gaio)
S5: Mind: 3 - 1 = 2, irritated. (brenda)
The spiders all flex their jaws and inject more venom. Brock feels the fangs bury deeper and becomes slightly weaker before he is able to throw his spiders away. That spider spins over in the air, to catch itself on the wall with its feet, not really taking any harm. Garindell takes additional damage and weakening equal to Brock before he can whirl his spider away. Like the other, this one twists its body to protect itself before striking the wall. The mystical assault just dazes the beast, but it is still functional.

Belaria is further hurt and weakened before she whirls her spider away. She causes no significant harm to the spider. Gaio fares no better on any account. Brenda is slightly more susceptible to the venom than the rest. She is, also, not able to do much harm to the spiders, but she does throw it away from her. Undeterred, the spiders prepare to launch themselves at their potential food a second time.
Brock: Body: 10 - 2 - 2 = 6, hurt. Strength: 4 - 1 - 2 = 1, weakened.
Garindell: Body: 10 - 1 - 2 - 2 = 5, hurt. Strength: 2 - 2 - 2 = -2, weakened.
Belaria: Body: 10 - 2 - 2 - 1 = 5, hurt. Strength: 2 - 1 - 2 = -1, weakened.
Gaio Verde: Body: 10 - 2 - 2 - 1 = 5, hurt. Strength: 2 - 1 - 2 = -1, weakened.
Brenda: Body: 10 - 1 - 2 - 2 = 5, hurt. Strength: 3 - 2 - 3 = -2, weakened.

Collections:
15 ocrin
beetle elytra: 16: 1 clam each

Muddle Leaf: 3: {Muddle x2}

Shellacked Elytra: 5: 10 clams
 OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State nominal actions and intentions. Provide 2 random rolls.

#### Eric Zephlaer

Brock flexes his arms while clenching his fists. “Come on, you miserable beast!” Within the few seconds that have passed, he realizes that the agility of the spiders is protecting them against being thrown around. He prepares to catch the spider and heat it.

Garindell shakes his head and readies to defend himself. He shakes his head again at the inadequacy of his first assault. He intends to electrocute the spider. Belaria and Gaio forsake an attempt at a mystical assault to negate the venom within them. Both rely on their physical abilities alone, as they prepare to defend against the spiders. Unknown to her, Brenda comes to the same conclusion as Brock. She hopes to catch the spider as it jumps and cook its insides. “Bring it, you cursed monster!”
 OOC: 89, 61

#### MacConnell

##### Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Cycle: 497. Season: Chilling. Day 15.
Brock: 26(aggression) + 19(accuracy) + 27(fury) + 89(d100) = 163
Garindell: 21(finesse) + 25 + 26(clarity) + 89 = 161
Belaria: 22 + 24 + 25 + 89 = 160
Gaio: 22 + 24 + 28 + 89 = 163
Brenda: 25(aggression) + 24 + 25(fury) + 75 = 149
Spiders: 80(finesse) + 75(d100) = 155

Brock: 24(readiness) + 19(dodge) + 25(analysis) + 89(d100) = 157
Garindell: 20 + 25 + 23 + 89 = 157
Belaria: 23 + 23 + 22 + 89 = 157
Gaio: 23 + 23 + 23 + 89 = 158
Brenda: 24 + 22 + 21 + 75 = 142
155 - 142 = 13% * 2 = ~1, ineffective
Spiders: 80(dodge) + 75(d100) = 155
Spiders: 80(dose) + 75(d100) = 155

Brock: 24(conditioning) + 27(fury) + 89(d100) = 140
155 - 140 = 15% * 10 = 2
Garindell: 20 + 24 + 89 = 133
155 - 133 = 22% * 10 = 2
Brenda: 26 + 25 + 75 = 126
155 - 126 = 29% * 10 = 3
Brock: 21(bending) + 27(heat) + 61(d100) = 109
Garindell: 31 + 26(shock) + 61 = 118
Belaria: 29 + 25(toxicity) + 61 = 115
Gaio: 27 + 28 + 61 = 116
Brenda: 27 + 25(heat) + 75 = 127

Spiders: 30 + 75 = 105
109 - 105 = 4% * 3 < 1, ineffective.
118 - 105 = 13% * 3 < 1, ineffective.
127 - 105 = 22% * 3 = 1
S1: Mind: 3 - 1 = 2, irritated. (brock)
S2: Mind: 3 - 1 = 2, irritated. (garindell)
S3: Mind: 3 - 1 = 2, irritated. (belaria)
S4: Mind: 3 - 1 = 2, irritated. (gaio)
S5: Mind: 3 - 1 = 2, irritated. Body: 1 - 1 = 0, incapacitated. (brenda)
All of the children show to be more prepared for the second assault, since they are no longer surprised. Everyone avoids the spiders, except for Brenda, but she is protected from the second bite by her tunic. Brock catches his spider but is unable to heat it. Garindell also catches his spider but is unable to shock it. Belaria and Gaio both negate the venom, preventing any further effect on their bodies. When the spider lands on Brenda, she is able to heat its insides, causing it to fall to the ground, but it is not dead. Brock, Garindell, and Brenda are further weakened by the venom, and everyone other than Brenda is still facing a hostile arachnid.
Brock: Body: 10 - 2 - 2 - 1 = 5, hurt. Strength: 4 - 1 - 2 - 2 = -1, weakened.
Garindell: Body: 10 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 = 3, injured. Strength: 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 = -4, weakened.
Belaria: Body: 10 - 2 - 2 - 1 = 5, hurt. Strength: 2 - 1 - 2 = -1, weakened.
Gaio Verde: Body: 10 - 2 - 2 - 1 = 5, hurt. Strength: 2 - 1 - 2 = -1, weakened.
Brenda: Body: 10 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 = 2, injured. Strength: 3 - 2 - 3 - 3 = -5, weakened.

Collections:
15 ocrin
beetle elytra: 16: 1 clam each

Muddle Leaf: 3: {Muddle x2}

Shellacked Elytra: 5: 10 clams
 OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State nominal actions and intentions. Provide 2 random rolls.

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