Dark Sun RQ6

The "Prologue" sessions log

Recap from the first three sessions, directly from my Zim wiki logs

Created Thursday 14 August 2014

Priest’s Defiance


  • 10th
    * Players meet Babafemi (PCs already knew them for a couple days out of Raam) and Rourk
    * Andrew’s thri-kreen is kept in a separate wagon, the other three PCs are manacled with leather straps and giant’s hair
    * They travel a few hours from {84-28} to Pulk, where they stay a night
    * Rourk allows them to enter the Widdler’s Den while Baba is away, but they are forced to stay by a wall, where Baba’s mercenaries watch over them
    * Andrew’s character is shown to a newly met associate of Baba, —perhaps an agent of House Dyaxius— who expresses that the thri-kreen would bring a heavy draw to the pit fight. Baba agrees to allow his thri-kreen to fight
    * Meanwhile, a drunken patron hits on Scott’s character; she attempts to use her inborn psionic attraction power to persuade the man to fall in lust so that he could manipulate the man into freeing her, but the interaction is broken by a mercenary standing watch
    * The festivities in the Widdler’s Den are broken by Babafemi, who enters the small tavern with displeasure in seeing Rourk has taken his duty lightly by drinking on the job
    * Baba orders for the gathering of the slaves, so they may practice for the next day’s blood sports in Pulk’s pit
    * Rourk goes through a training exercise (this was half-heartedly executed in play) with the PCs, after which, they rest in their holding wagons

* PCs awaken after dawn and are given little nourishment before being ushered to the pits
* Released from captivity are four elves, all of whom appear weakened or ill, forced into the pit to fight the PCs
* The fight begins, with all eight thrown into the dirty pit
* The PCs defeat the elves one by one, slaying them with the crude weapons they are given
* The venue is excitable as the PCs leave, with special precautions being made to secure Andrew’s character
* The party leaves for Urik
* Katellia uses attraction to force a Raamite mercenary to bring her, Senica, and Azazel sufficient water
* A dark-skinned elf is thrown into Katellia, Azazel, and Senica’s cart. Azazel probes his mind to reveal he is a Night Runner elf, captured and sold into slavery.
* The elf is De’nak, a former spy. De’nak’s hamstring is cut so he cannot run. The group attemopts to patch it up.
* De’nak and Katellia discuss escape and working together.
* The company is waylaid by a raiding band of gith, but the gith as overwhelmed. Two Sharrah mercs die, however.
* Rourk persuades Pak’cha to submit and put back in his slave cart
* Katellia — during the raid — takes the obsidian spear head that was thrust into the wagon by one of the creatures. She cuts her bonds and Senica’s bonds.
* Babafemi stops the company at dark to set up a camp near the road. The group is passed by road merchants, who Babafemi does business with. The merchants sell Baba water, which he gives to the mercenaries and holds from the slaves

* Kat and Sen awaken to the sounds of coughing in the night. Kat sees it is a Sharrah mercenary who is coughing.
* After sunrise, the PCs awaken to the sounds of nearby conversation near the parked wagons
* The mercenaries are sick, and pleading for food and water
* Kat overhears Babafemi say the mercenaries are ill and he will send for “Kalihana Cloudslaughter”.
* A large bird is heard taking flight shortly after Baba and Rourk speak



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