Sunday, 10 March 2013

Skyship Islands 3

  • Alice plays Amarylis, a female Centaur barbarian with a warhammer and an attitude.
  • +Andrew is playing Inigo Yonez, a male Dwarven archaeologist.
  • +Melysa is playing Annona, a female Jungle Elf shaman.
  • Michael plays Engrin, a quiet male Human rogue armed with a crossbow.
  • I'm playing Zanne, the female Human captain of a small skyship. 

After routing the pirates in the canyon, we entered a back passage into the ruins, finding the impaled body of the fled pirate on a spiked wall trap. The first chamber had three doors and a spiked pit-trap. Two of the doors had the sounds of rattling bones behind them, and the centre one smelt of dessicated flesh. Inigo leapt the pit and opened the door, revealing a large room with three zombies inside.

Battle ensued! Engrin and I leapt across the pit to assist Inigo, while Annona fired her bow from across the pit and Amarylis threw rocks at them. The foul creatures were eventually defeated, and we examined our options - a portcullis or a door. Engrin picked the lock on the door, and we headed along a new corridor.

Around the next corner lay a hallway guarded by a strange magic-mechanical device armed with a cleaver and a brace of javelins. It kept trying to aim at living things that poke around the corner, but wouldn't fire if people didn't step completely into the corridor. After some thought, we got Inigo to shoot at it around the corner with his crossbow and knock the magical aiming crystal off the top of it. It stopped working when the crystal fell off.

We opened the next door, to discover a large chamber with several animated skeletons inside. On the far side was the statue of a yellow god with a large red crystal in its forehead - the journal fragment we seek is behind this gem. However, as we entered the chamber, the door on the other side opened and a gang of pirates swarmed in!

>>>Session 4