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Jokat Pulos Made them Fall (a poem)

A poem about Jokat Pulos

Pulos family Pulos Son
Hated Waha every one
Jokat called the dark to him
Jokat called the dark within
Walls of Pavis Standing tall
Jokat Pulos made them fall
Balastor he died that day
Gerak Kag the wall did leap
The evil troll made Pavis weep
Walls of Pavis Standing tall
Jokat Pulos made them fall
Darkness heard his foolish call
Darkness came to eat us all.

Prophecies from the Pavis Temple

Prophecies from the Pavis TempleInvestigating his father's effects, Gil discovered that much of the family's wealth over the past 20 years had gone to paying for divinations at the Pavis temple. These were the most notable and understandable results recorded by Drozal and found by Gil.

What is the nature of the Curse afflicting us?

Four prisoners.
Three free.
All served.
All suffered.
A thousand hands
A single Enemy.
Each loss
Diminishes the whole.

I saw a great dragon give birth to a clutch of many eggs. From these eggs came other dragons, men, beasts, countries and peoples. Then the Lone Man drew his pieces together, and with those pieces achieved a new vision of old, good things reborn. He planted this vision and it grew tall strong--and enemies. It grew enemies and those enemies came, and came and came; wave on wave of violence, discord and death; atrocities and murder, cruelty and blood. Finally a great balck cloud came and the vision was buried under cannibalism and callousness.

Into the Tower

On their initial look around the tower, Cam again saw the woman on the walkway of the manor. This time, he managed to approach and talk to her.

No one else saw her, but Cam saw a middle-aged woman in fine clothes, bearing a bloody dagger. "Be careful!" she said, over and over. "There was nothing for it, but what was done. Nothing for it! Otherwise, all would have been lost." Nothing for it!"

"Nothing for what?" asked Cam, approaching carefully. "What's wrong?"

"You can't believe him! Don't trust Shiparon! Don't trust him!" Shaking her head, she started, as if seeing something nearby.

"Who's Shiparon? What did he do?" Cam had never heard that name before. No matter what he asked, the woman just kept repeating "Don't trust Shiparon!"

Death and the Rubble

In Pavis on Godday, Fertility Week, Storm Season, 1617 S.T. all the auspices proved wrong. An initiation gone wrong, a father dead seemingly at random. But worse was yet to manifest....

What family members had been found gathered at the Chalana Arroy temple. Cam, Senech and Gil each agreed to aid the Chalana Arroy priestess their prayers.

The three brothers knelt outside the central altar, praying for the priestess's success. Drozal's body was alone with the priestess in the inner temple. Hours passed. A single light shone in the priestess' hand. The room grew cold, the air stale. Darkness seemed to gather, and the light harder to see.

The early years: The Curse on the Rass

The start date of the campaign is approximate--some time in early 2000, I think.

A Rude Interruption

In Pavis on Godday, Fertility Week, Storm Season, 1617 S.T. all the auspices seemed correct for young Cam Rass of the clan of Rass to attempt his first initiation into the secrets of Issaries. Cam's brother, Gil had successfully lobbied for this elevation among his fellow merchants, sponsoring him in this. He had the support of his father Drozal as well.

The day was windy and cool, but the wind came from the south and carried moisture with it. Earlier there had been rain, which everyone agreed was a good sign. At sunset, a traditional time for Lightbringer initiations, Cam's family and business associates gathered in the Market at the steps of the Issaries temple. Markets are sacred to Issaries.

Personnel and History

Personnel and HistoryThis entry actually written 10/22/04  The House of the Rass game has had a significant migration of players and roles.  Initially, the game focused on the siblings of the last generation of the game. Raised in New Pavis, only a few of them had experience in the Rubble, and that in very specific areas. These were Gil the good son, a handsome and successful Issaries zebra trader, Gilli the drunk White Healer, Barlo her Vanganthi bodyguard, Senech the Short, and Cam a very talented apprentice shaman.  Their Uncle, Kroly became a central character in the game.

The Rass Game: Broad Introduction

Rassmark

Doctor what-was-his-name-again?

Doctor what-was-his-name-again?
Okaaay, clearly this is a very very serious and frightening matter, but they had to interview a guy by what name? Doctor Worm? You gotta be kidding me.

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Earliest notes

These are edited bits of the very earliest notes I can find. For historical perspective.

7/4/00
MIke, Sue & Rob s
HP:Senech 3, Gil 4, Asher 2. Gilli 2,
Gil crits using lock feat, locks Hell Stone with 18 str Lock, reusably. Keyed to the bloodline and alarmed to him.
Padoran and Schinara--maternal grandparents

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