Carrion Crown: Wake of the Watcher – Lucas Doesn’t Look Good

Carrion Crown is a Pathfinder Adventure Path that consists of six parts.  We are currently in the fourth part titled “Wake of the Watcher”.

Location: Illmarsh and The Temple of Umberlee
Mission: Find out why peeps are disappearing in Illmarsh and what’s up with the crazy sea-god worshiping cult at the temple.

Our visit with the mayor is nothing to write home about.  He is merely a catalyst for propelling us forward and providing purpose for our time in this godforsaken town.  He is a real creep though, like everyone else in Illmarsh, and I’m pretty sure he was into me.

Essentially the mayor tells us that a bunch of people have gone missing and he believes it has something to do with the church in town.  We agree to check it out in exchange for bountiful coin.  Besides, the mayor seems to be the only person in town who doesn’t want to spit in our food or make us feel crappy about ourselves.  (We thrive under positive reinforcement.)  Does this make us heroes?  Yes.

Chalk one up for the good guys.

Later that evening, we decide to check out the church and head to that side of town.  Marora tries to peek in some of the windows but doesn’t observe anything particularly suspicious.  All she can tell is the church is dedicated to some underwater sea god as a mermaid with tentacles hangs at the front.  We all shrug at each other and open the doors.  Inside two men are meditating in a large room and turn around as we noisily enter.  We try to talk to them but they look at us with angry eyes and tell us to “GET OUT.”  Further conversations make them even madder so we reluctantly leave the church.  After a brief chat outside, we all decide the guys inside are stupid and they can’t tell us what to do so we go back in.  What follows is a blood bath where we slaughter everyone residing in or visiting the church.  Keepin’ it classy.  NOBODY TELLS US NO.  Sometimes you gotta slay a whole village to feel good about yourself.

Pretty much this.

Along the way we find a bunch of villagers who are being held captive next to a bloody sacrificial room.  We leave them be while we clear out the rest of the church.  Unfortunately, the villagers end up smack dab in the middle of our fight.  One of the cultists engulfs the room in an ice storm, taking out every last one of the captives.  We quickly take care of the cultists and our crew looks around awkwardly as I release some positive energy to stabilize and revive everyone.  Whoops, our bad.  We ask one of the villagers what’s going on and he explains that the “neighbors” take their daughters to the next town over.  I’m oversimplifying this.  It was a little more (read: a lot more) in-depth than that but either way, it sounds fishy.  Get it?  GOD I’M FUNNY.

Another one of these. They happen so often.

(I need to interrupt this recapping session to talk about how much Zin – our friend Jen – hates cats.  Naturally, we all like to bring this up as much as possible.  Our Ranger Otyrl is particularly motivated at terrorizing Zin going so far as to take Cat’s Grace as a spell just so he can cast it on her.  The rest of us in turn make pawing motions at her and meow BECAUSE WE’RE THE COOLEST PEOPLE YOU KNOW.  So, when one of the cultists dropped a tiara, Zin insisted on wearing it as a battle trophy.  Otyrl immediately crowed her Princess Kitty Meow Meow which is now her nickname any time Cat’s Grace is cast upon her.)

Bleak Cat

If Zin were a cat looking at her own reflection.

One important plot point in all of this is that we found Lucas – the Whispering Way rider’s – decapitated body with a note in one of the side rooms.  It mentioned something about going to an old house but I don’t quite remember how we figured out what old house it was referring to.  So, somehow we started our journey toward the House of Undiomede to find out more about the “neighbors”.

More to come in my next recapping session including how I ask if every room is ‘water damaged’ because I’m hilarious like that.

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Carrion Crown: Wake of the Watcher – Illmarsh is Nasty Sauce

It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged about anything and even longer since I’ve spoken to the outside world about Dungeons and Dragons.  UNACCEPTABLE.  Let’s not waste any time and begin with a few quick updates:

  • Carrion Crown is still going strong.  We usually play every week if not every other week.  We’re all at level 10 right now and have encountered some whack-a-doo stuff.
  • Savage Tide has been on hiatus since April 2012 but we started up last week with a new player joining the crew.  Yes, this means my body shall feel the sweet embrace of Lady Lavinia once again.
  • Our DnD hosts purchased me some Habanero Tabasco sauce for Christmas.  This is important because I regularly eat enchiladas or quesadillas during our games.  The sauce was running out.  I’m relieved.

Sadly, I have kept you all in the dark during the entire third part of our story which centered on werewolves.  To make it up to you, I’ll give you some highlights:

  • Otyrl became enamored with a game hunter named Delgros and spent a large portion of time trying to get into said game hunter’s pants.
  • There was a drunk guy hanging around in Ascanor Lodge who was a terrible poet and total asshole.  We stole his poetry and threatened to draw with sharpie all over his face when he passed out.
  • A creepy guy named Percy had the hots for our barbarian, Zin.  He said weird stuff about rats.
  • We watched a lady wolf eat another wolf’s heart.  It was weird – I think everyone felt uncomfortable about that.
  • Our group received the worst Tarot reading ever.  Our DM commented on what terrible luck it was to get such awful omens.  We’ll see how that plays out.

Yup.  That about sums it up.  However my goal from here on out is to give you full updates about Wake of the Watcher.  We’re quite a ways in which means I have plenty of material to share with you.  So, our first installment:

Carrion Crown is a Pathfinder Adventure Path that consists of six parts.  When last we spoke, we were finishing up the second part titled “The Trial of the Beast” and traipsing through Castle Caromarc.  A lot has happened since then and we are currently in the fourth part titled “Wake of the Watcher”. Continue reading

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Lesbian Netflix (Non)Recommendation: Love on the Side

Love on the Side


Year: 2005
Runtime: 102 minutes of pure shame
My Totally Official Rating: 2 out of 5 lesbian stars

Netflix description: Burned-out waitress Eve Stuckley (Marla Sokoloff) has had her eye on town fox Jeff Sweeney (Barry Watson) for years — not that he’d notice. So when the beautiful Linda Avery (Monika Schnarre) blows into town, Eve figures her chances are nil. What she doesn’t count on, however, is that — although her brother Chuck (Jonathan Cherry) and Jeff are in a fierce battle for Linda’s heart — Linda only has eyes for Eve. Continue reading

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Lesbian Netflix Recommendations: Elena Undone

One of my favorite activities to do on any given night is scan Netflix for any sort of film or tv show that features a lesbian storyline.  Now you might be saying, “Meghann, there are entire sites devoted to this like Afterellen and OneMoreLesbian – why don’t you just look there?”  Well, my friends – unfortunately there isn’t an easily searchable database for what I’m looking for.  Most of the time, I just have to rely on my instincts, Netflix’s recommendations, and some browsing of other internet sites.

So, one of my new blog topics is going to be Netflix: Instant Watch Recommendations.  Under the Gay and Lesbian tab, there are only a select few movies that are ever on there.  I’m not sure why this is.  There are plenty of other movies featuring lesbian/bi characters that don’t make it on the list.  So, I get to do the guesswork for you.  That means we’re gonna sift through the good, the bad, and the downright ugly.  So for today, let’s start with the good!

Elena Undone


Year: 2010
Runtime: 111 minutes
My Totally Official Rating: 5 out of 5

Netflix description: When openly gay writer Peyton (Traci Dinwiddie) and love-starved pastor’s wife Elena (Necar Zadegan) meet, they immediately form a strong bond. But the warmth of friendship soon erupts into a sizzling affair, forcing both women to confront their unexpected yet intense feelings. By turns sensual, smart and funny, writer-director Nicole Conn’s semi autobiographical tale explores the contemporary landscape of connection and commitment. Continue reading

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Carrion Crown: Trial of the Beast – Castle Caromarc

Carrion Crown is Pathfinder Adventure Path that consists of six parts.  We are currently in the second part titled “The Trial of the Beast”.

The rampaging abomination known as the Beast of Lepidstadt has been captured! Yet rather than destroy the monster for its countless murders and untold crimes, the city council demands the creature receive a fair trial. Upon traveling to Lepidstadt, the adventurers find themselves caught up in the anger and investigations surrounding the Beast’s judgment. Soon it’s up to them to discover whether the legendary monster is truly a killer or merely the instrument of some greater evil—and either way, whether it’s too dangerous to be allowed to survive. – paizo.com

I play as Wren, a cleric from a noble family who left her home searching for answers about who and what she was.   A chance encounter with the Professor Lorrimor in the forests of Redleaf brought me to where I am now.  The companions accompanying me on my journey are:

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Dungeons and Dragons: Carrion Crown Update

I haven’t been good about keeping up with my Dungeons and Dragons recaps lately.  There really isn’t a good excuse.   A lot of really amazing things have been happening in both games and the only thing I can blame is Terraria.  Well, and a little bit of Skyrim…but mostly Terraria.  Don’t judge.

In other words, I've been sitting in front of my computer like this mining fake ore for 2 weeks straight.

Currently in our Carrion Crown campaign, we are traversing through the ‘Trial of the Beast’.  There’s this crazy stitched together monster that everyone thinks is guilty of all these terrible crimes (ie murder) and it’s up to us to defend him.  We think he’s innocent!  Call it instinct.  We’ve gotten into some fun trouble but I want to share some quick highlights from this current playthrough. Continue reading

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Tierra De Lobos – Isabel and Cristina: Season 2 Best Moments Part 1

So, Season 2 of Tierra de Lobos is over.  (Cue the fainting, sobbing, etc) While across the world we’re all mourning the loss of a regular Crisabel storyline on our televisions and computers, I thought I’d provide you with some fangirl recaps to help get you through this trying time.  Below are pictures (and animated gifs) of some of my favorite moments from this past season.  (In no particular order of course.  No way am I being the one to rank these moments – I don’t have the brain space to do that…but feel free to do so!)

Episode 2×02

Isabel catches Cristina bathing while searching for Rosa and we officially find out that she’s definitely attracted to ladies. (Read as a collective cheer across the world.)  Turns out Anibal was just a lesbro AS WE ALL ALREADY KNEW.  Duh.

I SEE YOU.

Some of the most awesome parts about this scene:

  • First and foremost, look at dem eyes!
  • Cristina knows Isabel is watching her but continues bathing anyways.  I think we can safely say this is where her seduction of Isabel began. Lady was thinkin’ on her feet (and with her bod-ay).
  • Isabel is straight up staring at Cristina and when she’s caught, she barely reacts.  She just walks away.

She’s a mother effin’ Lobo, son. Continue reading

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