The party gained two levels (except Fenrina, who only gained one due to already being level 4). T’Kel took two more levels in Alchemist, choosing the Formulaeist Field of Study, and gaining a homebrew version of the Keen Mind feat.
Fenrina chose to take a level in Druid, so that we would have a source of water as we crossed the desert.
Everyone else advanced two levels in their main classes.
Second online session. Not much happened during this session, hence I added it to the same post as session 9. The party started across the desert, finding some strange, but unimportant sites along the way. Eventually, we had an encounter with a giant spider, which we defeated.
Chandler returned as new character Pakik – an Elsinki Bloodhunter.
While travelling toward Sunshadow (the home of House Winter), the party (specifically Glitch) find a structure of unknown material and origin, inside which Pakik had made a camp. Pakik was travelling to Sunshadow and chose to join the party. Upon exploring th structure, Kio discovered 6 machines that produced 6 different colours of light – Blue, Yellow, Red, Green, Purple, and White. Each member was given a rock by the machines (the rocks were fused to each members wrist), which then led them deeper into the structure. There we had to solve a puzzle. Fenrina, T’Kel, Esan, and Glitch stood at 4 screens around the room, while Kio and Pakik were stood by two in the centre. Each of the outer screens had a square with four symbols, while the two inner screens had 3 columns of 6 symbols. The challenge was for the 4 party members on the outside to choose the correct symbols. After some trial and error, we figured out how the puzzle worked, and got the 16 correct answers needed. Completing the puzzle gave each of us +1 to all ability scores, proficiency in a skill, and a feat.
For T’Kel, this meant that he reached the maximum intelligence score for a player character – 20. T’Kel also chose to gain proficiency in Acrobatics, and gained the feat Ki Sensitive – giving him the ability to use Ki Points as if he were a Monk, although he can only use a single Ki ability – Patient Defence (can use Dodge as a bonus action) – as well as a pool of 2 Ki Points.