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Old 02-09-2024, 10:45 AM   #1
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Companion Thread to
Lost In Dreams [Peter]

Please refrain from posting in this thread, it is a chronicle of Peter Nichols wanderings through dreams.

My intent is to create an entry or two for each of the world's Peter has visited thus far, with a quick reference for magic, powers, notable characters and features, etc


First Posted in the Original [OCC] Lost in Dreams


Peter Nichols (Original) (Current)

History
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Goliath
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The Travels of Peter and Goliath

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This Guide:

Land of the Riders

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Home.

People of Interest-

Burlington-
David Nichols - Peter's Father
Margaret Hammond-Nichols - Peter's Mother
Marcus Crosby - Peters middle school best friend

Other-
Robert Hammond - Peter's Mother's uncle, "Grunkle Bob". With the FBI in the DC area
Mary Hammond - Robert's Wife

They have a son Luke and his wife Gracie, and their daughters Madison and Caitlin.
Peter hasn't spent much time with his second cousins: they're 3 and 6 years younger than him, respectively.

Detective Morgan Barnes - Uncle Bob's associate who has worked Missing World Jumper cases

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HOMEWORLD

Peter's Earth is likely a low mana world, Karana Magic works, but is more difficult.
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The magic flows, and the smoke begins to twist and curl. Its harder than on the last world... but it does seem to be working. Make a Karana roll. (IQ -5 for default... failures drain 1 FP each )
The language granting magic Peter learned under the Broken Clockwork Sky worked using household ingredients as incense. No mention of a skill penalty was made. Peter has not yet attempted healing and has encountered no portal to manipulate.
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He is able to give his father the language of the priests of the clockwork sky world. His father says its quite strange, and asks if the same people are teaching him all the different tricks.

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"Land of the Riders" AKA "How to make Friends and Merge with Entities"

People of Interest-
Senarich - The Rider Peter carries.
Mr. Bart Batty - Man who finds and takes Peter in to his home and family.
Mr Hysop - Suspected Rider who brings Peter to Boston.
Robert Maxwell Morton - Carrier of Irrodontus, Peter's employer, Assassin.
John Kissenger - Carrier of Karokan, Morton's Secretary and Peters supervisor
Reverend Cole - A Guardian and Exorcist

The Dream
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Peter's first Jump, and he soon met Senarich, who was a "Rider"
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Peter allows Senarich to ride along in his body. In addition to advice, when given permission, Senarich is able to alter and even to control Peter's body for different effects...
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Human refugees from Earth have come via the Bermuda Triangle and other related strange disappearances have ended up on this world and are building a society. (There is also a population of natives, but Peter never encounters them)

Peter encounters a Mr Bart Batty, who gives Peter a tractor ride to town and gives him the lowdown:
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While spending the night on the Batty's couch, Peter Dreams of Riders in the forest
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Mr Batty takes Peter to town to register him, where he meets Mr Hysop of Boston, who Peter senses is special, in the way he can sense his own Rider. When probed, Hysop insists the spirits are real, dangerous and to be avoided. Mr Hysop escorts him to 'Boston'
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Peter is given a room, but they won't allow Goliath in the house, so he elects to sleep in the shed with his companion instead. While looking for a job the next day, he encounters a number of people with Riders, and get a job from Robert Maxwell Morton working for his Secretary, John Kissenger, at 'Morton's Freight'.

Senarich knows Robert Morton to be a Rider named Irodontus, and that his father hunted them.

There is the general impression of paranoia, that everyone is under the watchful eyes of their neighbors.
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Peter attends school, and learns how the original settlement were the fold from Roanoke, VA and that Riders are a more recent problem. Then at work a woman Rider shows up to speak to Kissinger who he addresses as "Master".
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Peter goes on to discover a murder and the assassin, Mr Morton, who confesses, as well as a conspiracy of Riders that he's been left unaware of.
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More murders follow in multiple cities, and a war is brewing with the Riders and the communities. Peter meets one of the guardians, a 'Reverend Cole, who comes looking for information about the goings on at Morgan Freight. Ultimately, peter is able to play innocent and dissuade the Reverend's attention.
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When Peter discovers an exorcism, he goes to Kissinger and with him unites 11 of the riders to come together and rescue the captured rider as bloodlessly as possible. The Carriers lose access to their Riders and the powers that come with them in the process, and Peter is forced to fire his bow at people, but manages not to hit anyone despite his best efforts. The rescue is successful, and it turn out to be Morgan.

Peter talks them into negotiating a peace with the humans, and they decide to turn Morgan over to the authorities in a propaganda attempt to create real change with a public trial. Peter and Senarich leave them to work out the details.

Peter returned home satisfied they had possibly done some real good. He slept well and dreamed...

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Additional Notes:

While a native "indian" culture is referenced, Peter never encounters them.
Peter does not remain on the world long enough to determine if the negotiations are successful.
Peter thinks of Senarich often and wonders what became of him.. perhaps he will return some day.

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The Scout's Guide to the Multiverse, Book 1: Possible Titles
  • Land of the Riders
  • the Salvation of Senerich
  • New Earth
  • How to make Friends and Merge with Entities


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Xenarthra-1

People of Interest-
Brian Wells - Miracle Workers Expedition Leader
Mr. Sandip - Confidant of Mr. Wells in a discussion on Centrum
Kumar Pooran - Peter's Guide from Homeline
Luisa Sanchez - Miracle Worker who turns them in for being fishy.
Elana Kozlov - New Miracle Worker from St. Petersburg


The Dream
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Peter arrives and discovers a recently abandoned farm where he is able to clothe himself. He moves on in search of people.

He sees his first unusual animal, a giant armadillo surpassing Goliath's size and weight.

Then there is an encounter with a crazed and possibly plague stricken native who attacks, and when Peter is able to resist, the man kills himself. On his travels the following day, he finds a similar suicide.
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Peter encountered many natives terrified of a horrible plague and spent a great time running for his life. There was quite a bit of hiking. This would be come a theme. He is able to spy another unusual animal, much like a domesticated bear.
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Peter tries to disguise himself as a native in the hopes they do not attack him the next time he encounters them, and he goes to sleep and dreams...
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Peter sets out to find the more modern looking folk her saw in his dream. He finds another village, but avoids it after his experiences with the natives thus far.

He encounters a large wolf, but is able to keep the interaction calm.
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The last group makes demands of Peter that he doesn't understand, he runs and they fire arrows at him. He travels for several more days before he again dreams
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