From natural 20s on Perception rolls to autoerroticasphyxiation…..don’t ask…..it was a great game! Here’s the synopsis below:
Our party, such that it was, was invited one by one into Mr. Luther’s office. First, it was Hikaru Kenta who’d found himself drunk in an alleyway. He and Luther had a long talk about the Rhen Autarchy, and should there be any leaders in Elbion airspace for Hikaru to snipe them and take them out. Hikaru agreed to this arrangement.
Next it was Thorin Voidscales. He and Mr. Luther had a great deal of a conversation about dragons and…The Rend. After accepting to go on the expedition, Mr. Luther dismissed Thorin and let him go.
Finally, it was Alastair’s turn to meet with Mr. Luther. They discussed dragons and treasure, and Alastair expressed his enthusiasm for this next expedition!
The Party got on their way in the airship (known as The Outlook). As they traveled, they spotted another sky whale, but instead of a placid, tranquil scene they saw it in its death throes with harpoon rounds sticking out of its bulbous body in every direction! It was dying. It is said that to see a sky whale living while flying the open skies is to bring immeasurable good luck, but to see one dying brings immeasurable bad luck!
Behind the sky whale was another bulbous, ramshackle galleon style airship with spikes sticking up all over it. It began to charge the Outlook with the purpose of puncturing the zeppelin carrying the gondola, and crash it. With some quick whit and piloting prowess, Alastair barely managed to maneuver the Outlook out of the way of the oncoming enemy vessel, but not without sustaining heavy damage to the bottom of the hull of the gondola. One of the large spikes on the enemy craft raked the bottom of the Outlook’s gondola, tearing a gaping hole there. As a result, the Party lost half of their supplies. Nevertheless, they were still airborne, and could out-maneuver the galleon, flying at altitudes much higher than the enemy vessel could hope to achieve!
Hikaru, secured to the inside of the gondola with a rope around his waist, took aim down at the enemy airship, and fired. He took out the captain who was stupidly piloting the galleon out in the open. The crew lost their nerve, and got another to pilot the vessel away.
Two days had passed, and on the third day, the Party was flanked by two Rhen Autarchy heavy warships—one on the starboard side, and one on the port side. The one on the starboard side signaled for the Outlook to stop because they were in restricted airspace. Alastair took the initiative and signaled back, wanting to know why the area was restricted. The Rhen Autarchy ship replied that it would board the Outlook for inspection of goods and receipt of permits.
When the Rhenese airship boarded up with the Outlook, the captain, his first mate, and several other crew members came on board. They began questioning Alastair and Thorin about their business, and their permits. Thorin was honest and told the captain that we were on an expedition to the Dernhelm Mountains in Elbion. Alastair tried to look for any permits, but couldn’t find them. He tried to forge some, but was unsuccessful.
The Rhenese crewmen began inspecting the ship, and one came across the crate that Hikaru was hiding in. With all the moxy he could muster, he intimidated the man into walking away, pretending like he didn’t see anything, and that there was no conversation. The man did walk away, and kept silent about the whole ordeal.
The Rhenese, empathetic to the plight of the Party’s airship, let them know of a skyway 20 miles west of their position where they could rest and do repairs. The captain, however, demanded that we not fly any further, but return back to where we came from.
Alastair whispered to the first mate if he’d like a promotion, and the man affirmed. Under the guise of walking the captain back to his ship, Alastair shoved him off of the plank linking the two ships together, causing him to fall to his death! Before the crew members of the Rhen Autarchy could react and fight back at the sudden loss of their captain, the first mate (now newly-promoted captain) called them off, ordering them to return to their ship, honoring the deal he made with Alastair.
Thus, the Rhen Autarchy ships moved on, and the Outlook could continue on its journey.
That, my friends, is the synopsis of this past Saturday’s game. It was a lot of fun! Look forward to the next one with the rest of you!