What a game yesterday, guys! You all played really well. I keep looking forward to our next games. Here’s a recap of last night’s game below:
We came out of the last battle with kenku licking our wounds and gravely injured—some more than others. After some time spent healing as best we could, we deliberated over whether we should continue, rest, or go back to the tribal village and rest. We decided to go back to the village, get healing, and rest. We went back to the village and were ushered into an enclosure where we laid down. A witch doctor came in and performed a healing spell, and we were healed of all injury and status effects. We then milled about the village for a little bit, exploring and investigating things. Ruby, Armella, and Hikaru made their way down to the arena to investigate and study the strange other-worldly totem further. Suddenly, the urge to do battle overcame all three of them, and they began to attack one another! Hikaru first threw both of his revolvers at Armella and Ruby, but missed. Armella shield-bashed Ruby, knocking her clean off of her feet! Ruby got herself back up and tried to attack Armella with her parasol, but it was ineffective against Armella’s powerful armor. The three characters eventually shook off the effect of the totem, and got themselves out. Other characters came inspecting the commotion, and found out what had happened. All in all, what was at first a terrifying encounter turned into a generally slapstick mess with the three characters trying not to hurt each other!
While we had been licking our wounds out in the forest, we’d devised a plan for the next raid of kenku. We decided it would be a good idea to use a stratagem and disguises to infiltrate and destroy the kenku. Rodrick, the changeling would transform into a kenku, and we would go with him into the next camp, pretending to be charmed by a disguised Rodrick. While we were devising this plan, Trident was out scouting and looking for any signs of the enemy. She heard strange noises coming from the village, and followed them. It sounded like kenku were in the village, but to her chagrin, it was just Rodrick practicing voicing for being a kenku. The group met up, and proceeded into the forest to the next kenku camp.
On our way there, we came upon a stand of trees that was huge and overgrown. It had a carcass hanging from it. We searched around and found out this was a primitive but intricate trap that was spring-loaded. We set the trap off from a distance, and made safe passage through. Later, we came upon another stand of trees where a majestic unicorn came out and revealed itself to us. After a while of being enthralled by what should seemingly be a nonexistent wonder and fairy tale, it spoke to us in our minds, urging us to be on our guards.
Finally, we came upon the second kenku camp. Rodrick as Ripper the kenku spoke with another one of the kenku, Garshuk. He notified Garshuk that he’d charmed our heroes, and wanted to take them to the prison in camp. As we were being escorted, and were about to go into the prison, Garshuk demanded that our weapons be removed. That’s when the fighting broke out, and Azandar fired the first shot, killing one of the kenku. The battle raged on as the kenku tried to throw as much magic as they could at us, but we were resilient. In the end, we defeated the kenku and chased some of them off. Trident made her way into camp and found the kenku leader’s tent. With two powerful blasts from her shotgun, she slew the leader of this particular camp. Here she sat down in his chair upon killing him, having a smoke.
Now that the battle was over, we made our way around camp, looking for any information the kenku might have. Rodrick approached Trident in the leader’s tent, and tried to talk to her about his form and the magic involved in the group. Drama ensued when Trident didn’t answer, and after giving Rodrick the silent treatment, she left the tent. Rodrick was very upset. And that’s where we left off!
Thanks for playing guys! Look forward to our next game in the new year!