Nobilis: Seasonal Flux

7/20: Real Game 1

Our first Nobilis game saw our players called back to their Chancel by their Imperator. They were given a day to arrive back, and all of them made it in time. They were greeted by the rather grumpy “keeper” of the Chancel, Father Time. Once in their seats in the great hall, they waited…and waited…and waited…and then finally Aestas Hiberna entered, looking like an old decrepit man with a faded hawaiian shirt. He announced that the summer olympics were to be Flawless. And also that Augustine, the Power of Summer, and Willow, the Power of Autumn, were both dead. Hazel (winter) has merely entered a deep slumber until the first frost. Lily (spring) is meditating for a time upon the problems before the familia.

He then handed out assignments, and gave this one to the PCs. “Every two years, we must renew our contract with Atlas, the Imperator of Physical Ability. His realm includes sports, recreation, and yes, the Olympics. However, we must be careful not to tread on each other’s toes in such times. And so, I am sending six of you to renew our contract. Afriel. Noah. Andrew. Casper. Aethis. Phaergus.”

The boys then departed to Noah’s nook within the Chancel to discuss the task ahead of them.

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7/17 - Meet and Greet

For the first session of the game, we mostly cleared up administrative stuffs. Everyone but Bobby was there over the course of the evening, and I think everyone had at least a character concept by the end. We went over the powers of the Chancel, and also did Three Things True for Aestas Hiberna. I think everyone did a great job, especially since only one person had ever gone through the process before. We’ll get used to it as we meet new NPCs or visit new places.

A couple of things I wanted to make sure we recorded. I let everyone know a few things that will be important for the start of the game:

We’ll be entering game two weeks before the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. About two weeks ago IG there was a rather large Excrucian attack on Earth. One of the largest in memory. Aestas Hiberna’s power was severely weakened, and while all of you were lucky to survive, not all of the Nobilis in your Familia were. Your Chancel is fine, but there are concerns about what would happen if something else goes wrong. Aestas Hiberna is expecting the Summer Olympics to go well, so as to re-establish your seat of power.

We will officially start the game on 7/19. Updates have been made to the Characters section of this campaign, especially for Aestas Hiberna and the Chancel. I have also given profile power to Russell and Rookie, as they’re the only two people I know have an obsidian portal login. If you register with the site, I can invite you onto the campaign, and you can control your character page.

Game soon! Huzzah!

- Caity

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A blog for your campaign

Every campaign gets an Adventure Log, a blog for your adventures!

While the wiki is great for organizing your campaign world, it’s not the best way to chronicle your adventures. For that purpose, you need a blog!

The Adventure Log will allow you to chronologically order the happenings of your campaign. It serves as the record of what has passed. After each gaming session, come to the Adventure Log and write up what happened. In time, it will grow into a great story!

Best of all, each Adventure Log post is also a wiki page! You can link back and forth with your wiki, characters, and so forth as you wish.

One final tip: Before you jump in and try to write up the entire history for your campaign, take a deep breath. Rather than spending days writing and getting exhausted, I would suggest writing a quick “Story So Far” with only a summary. Then, get back to gaming! Grow your Adventure Log over time, rather than all at once.

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