Dark Sun RQ6

[E05] Broken Bindings

The party must decide on their new destination after slaying their master.

12th of Fifthover
Year of Priest’s Defiance

Mid day — 125 F, clear

  • The PCs stand over Babafemi’s corpse after Katellia slew him with the bone sword she acquired
  • Rourk soon thereafter regains consciousness after being knocked out by Senica; he appears quite unperturbed
  • When approached by Senica, Rourk demands to know what happened, though it becomes obvious that Babafemi was killed in revolt. Rourk is spared by the group after he expresses his disregard for Baba
  • Jabari makes a pity plea with the group to keep him around; he tells the party of a nearby dwarven village, and describes the “bloodthirsty” Crimson Riders whom Baba sent his mute Kes’trekel for that morning
  • De’nak reveals to Katellia that he is familiar with the contraband trails in Raam, presumably as a bargaining tool
  • Checking the third wagon reveals [[:sarrat-at’huulud]], a naive primitive elf from the Ivory Triangle. He is left inside the wagon with two dying slaves
  • Senica and Katellia examine the interior of the coach wagon, finding dehydrated meats, antitoxin paste, and accessories for Baba’s Kes’trekel, including its wooden cage and feed. Katellia conceals a sizable pouch holding an unknown amount of money while the rest of the group is preoccupied
  • Pak’cha tends to the kanks and harvests the honey globules from them, which adds considerable amounts of fluids and nutrition to the party’s destitute supply. Pak’cha also creates a Chak’cha from dasl (venomous saliva and sand). He needs weaponry to hunt, but presumes the group would not grant him weapons since they have not recognized him as a clutchmate yet.
  • Sarrat eventually leaves the wagon, and moves to examine De’nak, who is still suffering from a festering cut tendon. Sarrat exhorts Shairikeen, his tribe’s ‘god’. The primordial’s channeling heals De’nak’s wound, leaving scarred flesh
  • De’nak exits on his own, and confronts the other party members, who then question how he is able to walk again. De’nak reveals that it was Sarrat’s handywork
  • The rest of the party confronts Sarrat, threatening him for using magic (they assume he has invoked defiling magic to unnaturally heal De’nak’s serious wound). A scuffle ensues, involving Katellia holding Sarrat at bladepoint, Sarrat being tripped by Katellia after invoking another exhortation, and Rourk attempting to manhandle Sarrat (which fails as Sarrat kicks him in the groin while prone)
  • Sarrat seems to not understand the gravity of using his powers around civilized folk, and an awkward exchange of cultural expectations then follows as Katellia must explain why Sarrat’s use of primordial magic startled the rest of the group
  • Sarrat explains his background story leading up to being captured, though he still does not seem to understand ownership or slavery. He describes a horrible object that “destroyed” his tribal shrines and caused strife among his people. He wishes to find the thing and have Ty-h’kadi, another primordial who can destroy the object — no other solution seems available to rid the world of the thing
  • Katellia allows Sarrat to join them on their way to Urik, proposing that the object Sarrat seeks is likely to be in the grip of civilization, granted its terrible power

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