Bugbear in the Playground
Join Date: Oct 2010
Re: The Blacksea Scourge! [Exalted 2e, character sheets]
In which the Lasonde is plundered, an undead ship rises and then falls, and many Windslave Disks are acquired. Additionally, the basics of combat are explored, and a handful of mechanical problems are found, considered, and rectified.
Plunder and Victories
Spending and Losses
A guildsman has complained over drinks how, oh and isn't it a shame, the scavenger lord Two-tongue is trying to pull out his business! It's just so terrible how men can no longer trade honorably, but must be betrayed by those they trusted to work to the profit of all? Why, the man is even refusing Guild ships - he's assorting with the worst sort of scum, the smuggler-merchants of the Lasonde! He must have been planning such a thing behind the backs of his good friends in the guild for quite a time, for the ship is practically stuffed with crates of minor artifacts, a mere half of which would have bought him the finest services the Guild could offer for months to come!
A little research, a little questioning of the local wind elementals, and some swift sailing got the Black Dahlia within firing range of the Lasonde.
With her sails torn, it was a simple enough matter to board and demand cargo; the merchants onboard were not a serious problem (A handful thought that swarming Gratis might work. One punch later, the conscious ones backed down.)
Unfortunately, searching out those crates revealed them to be empty of all but a single skull with a bat carved into it.
At this point, a horrid wreck of a ship, held together by necromantically-enchanted bones across huge breaks in the structure, rose from the sea between the two ships, shoving them apart. Crewed by zombies and with a thaumaturge as dread captain, they challenged the pirate-lords. However... Gratis broke their lines, allowing Atlas and Iodannus to get through. Even the manifestation of two war ghosts turned out to be ultimately futile, as Atlas' magic wove around them and Gratis simply shoved them aside when the ghosts dared try to stop him.
The thaumaturge dead, the ship began to break apart at its no-longer-enchanted seams - but not before the pirates managed to grab many of the Windslave Disks that had allowed it to rise again to the surface as it had. Iodannus, with a keen eye towards profit, found the reserves of greed within himself to grab especially many.
Now, with a new pirate astounded into joining from his old merchant ship, the Black Dahlia fishes up the remaining disks to form an artifact hoard for the Guild. And, of course, the sail-less Lasonde floats but two ship-lengths away, still waiting for the pirates to take the rest of their plunder before they repair the sails.
Originally Posted by Kazyan
I think we can pack it up and move to a different thread. aetherialDawn has won this one.
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Last edited by aetherialDawn : 10-10-2012 at 02:34 PM.