Quote File for January 8:
There is a Halloween Costume Ball. There is much talk of costumes:
David : David and Tina are proposing a ninja versus pirate theme.
Sam OOC : Oh, wait, Sam has a custom-fitting ninja suit! Perfect!
Michael OOC : Pirates are better than ninja's. They have wenches.
Sam OOC : I know your theories about pirates over ninjas, but Sam has a ninja suit! She's got to wear it.
Michael OOC : She could dress up Ikoji as her wench.
Sam OOC : No.
Sam is not the only one thinking about costumes:
Ryan OOC : Does Kate have a particular costume idea, or is Ryan building a transforming Transformers costume?
Ryan OOC : (The question about Kate was more "does she have a costume", since there's something to be said for having complementary costumes.
Ryan OOC : Hm. Maybe some variety of merwoman and firebird pairing or something. :-/
Inali OOC : Go Oriental and do firebird/lung dragon?
Inali OOC : I believe the firebird was the female in that pairing, so it wouldn't even link fire with you in that pairing.
Ryan OOC : ... lung dragon?
Inali OOC : The long snakey ones, as opposed to wyrm-ish Western dragons.
Inali OOC : Lung/long/transliterationissillylikethat.
Inali OOC : <-- not a pirate
Ryan OOC : Hm. Wait, Ryan is a teenageish boy. If he can get Kate into some kind of sexy pirate outfit, he'd go in on that theme.
Inali OOC : Haha.
Ryan OOC: Chinese transliterations are... tricky at best.
GM : Well, sexy outfit of some sort is likely, whether it's pirate or firebird or whatever...
Ryan OOC : Although the firebird/dragon combo is more likely to be unique. :-/
GM : True.
GM : Pirate firebird?
Inali OOC : And ninja dragon?
Sam OOC : Ha!
Sam OOC : I approve
Ryan OOC : Craftsmanship: +7 firebird for the lady, +4 dragon for myself.
Ryan OOC : There are probably some pirate/ninja touches, but Ryan tends a little away from the absurd.
Gm : Haha. Right. So Kate might actually win a costume contest if there is one.
GM : ...There should be one.
Still more costumes!
David OOC : I need a parrot.
Sam OOC : Can you rent a parrot?
Michael OOC : I don't know if you can rent a parrot, but I'll have a monkey.
Michael OOC : Pirates should have monkeys!
Roommate of Michael's player : Are they flying monkeys? They should be flying monkeys?
GM : Is it an actual monkey? Or are you dressing up one of your friends as a monkey?
Michael OOC : No, they are wenches!
Roomate of Michael's player : Monkey wenches? Ew!
Michael OOC : No, just a monkey...
GM : Where is he getting a monkey that is sufficiently trained to be party-safe?
Michael OOC : Ummm, somebody in college has got to have a monkey. This is a magical college, someone has got to have a monkey.
GM : I believe the answer to that declaration is NO.
Michael OOC : Really there is no monkey-possessor here? What kind of a magical college is this?
GM : If there is, it is an orangutan, and you are crumpled in trash an somewhere for calling it a monkey!
Sam OOC : *laughs*
GM : Fortunately for Michael, there is no orangutan either!
Michael has some of the punch. Matthew makes a Lore check and realizes that the fae food and drink affects the students' costumes at the party. Michael has drank some punch.
GM : You did drink the punch. You have a tag on an Aspect of I'm a Pirate!
Matthew : The food makes their costumes real.
Sam, who has an idea : Can I see your sword? (to Michael)
Michael : No.
Sam : Why?
Michael : It's not a cutlass, it is a Gladius.
Sam OOC : GM, he drank the punch, is his gladius now a cutlass?
Sam rolls a 4 on her Lore Check and makes the declaration.
Sam : That's a cutlass. You can tell because it is curvy.
Michael : That's great. I need more punch.
The Halloween Party with the Winter Fae magic-ed food and drink made Matthew curious. Why did the woman in the Snow Queen costume do this? He went to ask...
Matthew : Speaking of everyone else being distracted, I suppose I should ask the ice queen what her motives are, expecting her to lie, but giving her a chance to brag at least.
GM : "Oh, nothing too much. Just collecting a few minor favors for later. You know, on the "will you donate to the save the polar bears fund?" scale."
GM : She offers you a cute little baby polar bear. You're not sure where it came from.
Michael leaves the dance with his new date...
GM : When you get to your car, you find a shuriken, fashioned out of cupcake icing, stuck on your car to look like it has embedded one point in the car.
Matthew OOC : Inali dances in glee
GM : It is probably in a tire, where you can see it.
Michael : I text message Inali “Samurai did not use shuriken. They were a peasant weapon. Your costume is all wrong!”
For future reference – Ryan will need to go on a spirit quest to better connect to Phoenix (or disconnect...). The player makes a realization -
Ryan OOC : Completely unrelated note... For a traditional spirit quest, you're accompanied by your totem, aren't you? Ryan is going to have to _ask_ the raccoon to come with him, *on purpose*.
The girl Michael pucks up at the party gives him her contact information – a PO box...
GM : Think of it as being old-fashioned. Would real pirates have used text messages?
Michael OOC : No. A real pirate would have tied her up, taken her to his ship, and declared her property.
GM : Well, two out of three isn't bad.
GM : To the reporters in the party, what is in the story?
David : Oh god.
Sam OOC : That would make a great headline...
David : They lost, so I'm going with “Ninjas Gone Wild.”
David goes to investigate the death of the Knight of the Cross, who lived across the hall from Michael in one of the hotels that is housing both SU students and normal guests. Micheal sent his new potential girlfriend to look into it to. Then David knocks on Michael's door -
Michael : That was you?
David : Me?
Michael : Across the hall?
Corinthia waves “ Hi”
David, on seeing Corinthia : Really, Micheal?
Michael : Really what?
David : You're boinking my minion?
Michael : A) No boinking yet. B) Didn't know she was your minion. You could have said something. And you, (points at Corinthia) Winter Court?