Sunday, November 1, 2020

TTJP Season 1 Episode 17 A Trip to Town


Casting: Tiger Team!

  • Jian Wu (Two) (Christian) 14M; Our smith and all around craftsman, carries a huge sword and Master of Dragon Man Kung Fu.
  • Jiao Ting (Eight) (Chris D) 14M; Reckless grappler; Black Palm
  • Liang Jing Min (Five) (Randy) 14M; Noble, on the outs with family; Chinese Spear Fighting.
  • Nongmin Chushi (Seven) (Rory) 14M; He talks to spirits, inquisitive and charming perhaps a wee bit too friendly to strangers. Shaman, Eagle Fist Chin Na, Quarterstaff.
  • Shang Yi (One) (Calvin) 14M; Natural leader and archer. Shedao
  • Zhiyu Zhige (Nine) (Laurie) 14F; Sorcerer specializing in healing. Eagle Fist Chin Na.
  • He Bohi (Eleven) 14M; Twin, grew up near the docks. Eagle Fist Chin Na, focused on striking.
  • He Donghai (Twelve) 14M;, Twin, Eagle Fist Chin Na, focused on grappling.
  • Ko Lanfen (Four) 14F; Solid Order devotee. Tai Chi Chuan,
  • Laoshu (Three aka Mouse) 15F; Quiet and deadly with a knife. Dagger Fighting
  • Meiyou Ren (Six) 14M; Also good with a blade, possibly any blade.
  • Rang Baozhai (Ten) 15F; Our bookworm and nerd. Eagle Fist Chin Na.

Training Montage

So the group went through 3 years of training, mostly under Pai Mei - though most had another teacher as well for a specific style. Chushi and Zhige also continued training under the Green Seer.
Several of the group learned Eagle Fist Chin Na from Pai Mei, though Zhige was by far the best at it. That annoyed Pai Mei quite a bit and we had a lot of extra stair climbing because of it.
Chushi learned more shamanism but was held back a little by the Green Seer who wants him stronger before learning more advanced material.  Or wiser, wiser is good, but she is not holding out much hope for that. So he learned how to project his spirit more quickly and for longer, lift more with his telekinesis, and how to shield his mind,  Also he made two fetishes for his friends.

A Test in Town

The group is taken to the portal chamber and sent to a port city. Turns out to be where the twins were born and the seedy side of town. We're handed a bunch of gold, a coin at a time (did I mention its a seedy side of town?) and told to deliver it and a note to a teahouse on the other side of town. Oh, and were not allowed to fight, except in self defense IF there is no other choice and will be watched and judged based on how quickly we get there and any fighting.
As soon as Pai Mei leaves a bunch of street thugs at the entrance of the alley we arrived in come towards us. We opt to climb the walls of the three story buildings to avoid a fight, everyone making the Climbing skill roll and many of the thigs failing.  Zhige grabs one and does a Judo throw as he ran to her, tossing him back towards his friends.  They give up and leave as we run quickly across the rooftops.

We arrive at the teahouse with no further difficulty and are told we have the rest of the day off and rooms reserved for us. Also we can use the gold to pay for meals and whatever. Zhige took Mouse clothes shopping, the rest stayed at the inn.  We had a great meal with Chushi trying everything and figuring out the recipes for later use (Discriminatory Taste with Profiling and Cooking -17). The bar had an open entertainment, first up were some bad poets so several members of the group decided to get up and try our singing and dancing. Chushi decided to channel a spirit to help with local music and when the group got back to the table the owner remarked it was an old favorite and dinner was free.
Some people got too drunk and had to be escorted upstairs. Rang tried to kiss Ting, while Jing Min kept speculating this was all part of the test and made sure to drink and eat in moderation. We had a great nights sleep, though most still got up early.

Trouble Brewing

In the morning as we have breakfast and overhear a customer begging the owner for help. Some mention of the gates being down is made. Zhige tests and her magic works but is a bit sluggish. Chushi and Yi go up and ask what the conversation was all about and after a bit of demurement overcome by good reaction rolls get an address and a few of us head out. We talk to the guy, his daughter was kidnapped by the Black Silk group as hostage for his information.  Turns out he was working for them, giving them information on local business and government people.  He got nervous and backed out but was too late.  We offer to see what we can do and the evening ends.

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