Gallowsbird (2016)

There ain't no rest for the divine

Eventually Broderick shows up at the Apple. We discuss the doctor incident, he is not a fan of what happened and doesn’t by my “Magical delusion causing” rat. I explain a theory I’ve been cooking up that Patricia and the Weather Society might be working together and that gets some better traction. He admits it’s at least worth looking into. We discuss whether to bring Richard in and it’s eventually decided that we should. He confessed that he had received some flyer for a “weapon auction”. He and Richard went to the address and apparently it’s the Hostel formerly owned by Duni. They went and nothing happened. He thought that perhaps he had been lured for some reason. Broderick suggest I not be there when the doctor showed up and I left.

When I got home Samantha had moved the mirrors in my house so that she is visible upon entry.
Proceed to conversation X in Samantha Page.

I'm not crazy. They're crazy.
I might actually be crazy

Arrived at the Apple to find Crazy Eye Tom at his desk. Was told that both he and Captain Tharul Martin were receiving pressure to close the Apple Project because of the incident with Patricia. Itried to convince him to keep the Apple running but he claimed it wasn’t his decision. Asked what I could do and he just stated we don’t have enough people. Tom stated they would be executed if a war broke out. I asked if he had any leads based off her desk. He said he found 5 address but all of them were cleaned out. When I asked about her desk I was informed it was being used as a bed because the gurneys had what was described as a “Like somebody opened up a roast-beef factory in some mutant pigs fat face and chest.” Crazy-Eye thinks it walked in. Was told I couldn’t go in there till the doctor cleared it. Went to go get the doctor.

Everything from here on out is possibly a delusion:
I arrived at the doctor’s office and knocked on the door. I observed movement inside and saw that the door was open so I went in. Doctor Fieldsworth was lying on the floor bleeding from bludgeoning wounds. His body is blue and clearly has some broken bones in places. I drew my sword and entered the establishment. Inside I saw the Crazy Surgeon. I shouted “YOU!” and in response his face “contorts, pull back, and open to an inhuman degree. It snaps at you and attempts to run past you on all legs… like Georgeguy did. Knees backwards.” I try to swing but end up fumbling backwards from the suddenness of the event and the surgeon flees into the street.

I chase after him and finally catch up to him in an alleyway. His appearance is now that of Fieldsworth. He is breathing heavily and is visibly afraid I will attack him.We have Doctor Fieldsworth Conversation 1.

After I leave I go try to find Brodie or Richard to see if they’ll help me figure out the situation. Neither are reachable. I end up at the Apple and I’m informed Tharul quit. I explain the doctor situation and he doesn’t seem to buy my story. He let’s Bell follow me as a second set of eyes. We go to the doctors and see him writing a sign with some Weather Society people. I eventually talk my way in and convince the doctor to come look at the corpse. When we leave I ask Bell if something seemed weird. She nodded at everything involved and pulled a live rat off my back. It suddenly dies. I make sure it’s dead and we continue on.

I go home, discover that my bottom neighbor is Jacketman who goes by “Max”. We write a letter and deliver it to Brodie telling him to meet us at the Apple. Afterwards we go to Tharul’s house and find him inside working on a boat. After searching him for a rat I asked him why he quit. He said the “Captains” decided to focus elsewhere and had decided to drop the Apple a week ago. After more questioning he admitted he felt useless, unable to help. I stated that we needed someone to lead just as much as someone to act. He agreed and we carried him to the Apple.

Public: Ratman and Lasagna

Group meets up outside of the doctor feelgoods. We discuss Georgeguy and Brodie says he is safe as can be, won’t tell where. The issue of Patricia comes up and I bring up the letter I find. This just seems to confirm the idea of outing her. We go talk to the doc and he says that none of our results matched the matter in Rat’s Milk. We go to the apple and give our report to Therul. Patricia states that the Ratman is coming later today and tries to leave. I prevent her from doing so. After we present our evidence Therul questions Patricia. They argue and she says she quits and the temple district will no longer support this. A fight looked like it would potentially break out but Therul said to let her go. We collect our money and go outside while the two remaining discuss what to do. We find a weird beardless dwarf outside who says he’s a translator for the ratman. Speaks in hick? Crazy-eye can barely understand him. Our group decides to go deposit our gold and travel as a group to cut down on mugging. Richard lives in the Weather barracks, or if he doesn’t he dropped off his gold there. We didn’t actually go in. Brodie was next and apparently lives in a homeless shelter he runs. There is some halfling going around giving orders that Brodie is probably employing along with a guard outside. Turns out this is where Georgeguy is. Georgeguy is extremely irratable and demands to be called George. I ask about the hammer and he seems to get a headache before saying it was stolen. When it was implied I took it, I did not, he lifted me off the ground and Brodie then informed me that he had squeezed a demon in half. We quickly left. At my apartment I dropped off my gold. There was apparently a lasagna in the kitchen. Confused I offered it to the others. They did not see the pasta. I quickly made everyone leave. As we go back to the apple we see a huge swarm of rats going down the street. We follow and a thin armored man-thing appears in the apple. It just kinda thunders and the translator says stuff. Apparently we’re forgiven for going down there but we need to kill Patricia or else a lot of people are gonna die. We are told to go find and kill Patricia and we leave. Brodie and Richard argue about who to trust and who to recruit. I hear a voice of my mother say: You didn’t like my dinner, honey…" you hear in your head. “I made it for you…” We decide to meet up in two days.

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Who needs a soul anyway?
I do. I need a soul. Give it to me

The next morning Pearce awoke and checked a mirror. A seemingly young woman with a blurred face was sitting on the floor and watching me. Only in the mirror. Trying to touch the apparition causes both to shiver

Went down into the sewers. Got to the giant statue and used object reading. Saw a man in temple district clothing carving the statue. Then went to go find the gypsies. Fairly easily did that and told them the sign (sparrow song) to get in unmolested. Found the old blind woman getting pulled in a cart by a donkey. Had Baba Conversation 1. After the shocking revelation Pearce goes to a tavern to get more than a couple of drinks. He downs a few beverages before going home.

Bear knocks on the door. He and two lackies are let in by Pearce. He has messy hair and wears thick armor. He has a scar next to his eye. He has Burr and Thurr’s hammer at his hip. Offered to buy a short sword with a red sheath (one Brodie claimed). Denied that i’ve ever had such a blade. Asked several times, denied each time. He became agitated and left.

Public: Why is Patricia in the sewers

We found Patricia in the sewers with a ratfolk. She wanted to pretend we didn’t know her. That basically didn’t happen. I saw the surgery guy run down a hallway and followed after to see where he was going. He got away. Brodie came with Patricia and she warned that we shouldn’t go down there. She had been trying to warn us away. She claimed to be a representative for the ratfolk and risked a lot to not get us attacked? We proceeded down anyway. Brodie refused to shoot and we fought some rats. I can’t climb. Met Jese the Ratman. He took us to a sanctuary with trees and a small house. Found the body of Joanne inside. The rats inside said something about me was off. We promised not to tell the surface about the rat colonies. We left and talked to surgery guy through a wall. He offered to give us one soul if we left, said ours were destroyed. We said no deal. I picked the lock and we barged in. We fought, jars were broken, and he killed himself. We retrieved two soul jars, one taken by me and the other by Brodie. We left with the body of Joanne. Georgeguy and Joanne were taken by Bell.


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