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Tracy's HackMoor Campaign 2016/02/29
Games are on Monday night sometime after 5:30PM at World's Best Comics, 9714 Warwick Blvd Newport News, Virginia 23601.

For BlackMoor followers, this adventure can be triangulated starting at the crossroads between the Regent of the Mines, The Black Hills, and Fairfield Abbey.  Consider Tharp and Nulb to be unmarked towns.


This time one of the players bought several pizzas.  According to the rules, this earned his character an Honor point.

The game took a wrong turn and we wasted a couple of hours.  We knew in advance one Player was going to be late and another player took it upon himself to play that other person's character.  Suffice it to say that character got into a situation.  When the missing Player arrived he declared I would have never done that and forbade the other Player from playing his character again.  We had to roll back and say "That never happened."  We adjusted to suit.

To summarize from the prior session the party had learned that there was old temple dedicated to evil that had become active again near the town of Nulb and they were going to investigate by taking the low road there.  Elefus was tasked with staying in Tharp and sending periodic reports back to BlackMoor, Elefus opted to use his Gargoyle henchman as a courier.

We began (again) by waiting for the various townsfolk reports from the ballot box that were read at noon.  There wasn't much that the Player's didn't already know with a few exceptions.  Basically: 

1) The new priest of Pangrus is up to no good.

2) Don't take the low road to Nulb, the Gnomes that live along the way can't be trusted.

3) Strange noises are heard when walking past the graveyard at night.

4) Jaruk's bear almost bit one of the Tower construction workers Yesterday.

5) Ernst and Bertram have been spending a lot of time together lately.  Not that there is anything wrong with that.

6) YOU jump into the well and then tell ME it's a passage to the Elemental Plane of Fire.

None of the above reports were acted on.

After checkout time at the Inn (which Aery's tricked a character into buying another lunch), Blake took the job for (five silver pieces) of delivering a letter to the sister of one of the townsfolk some miles up the high road to Nulb.  This sister lives in a farmhouse just off the road and hasn't been heard from in a week.

For no reason, Blake's character was accompanied by Tujef, Twitch, Curly, Jacko and Aerys.

When they arrived, Blake approached the farmhouse while the rest of the party stayed on the road.  Blake knocked on the door.  No answer.  Blake left a note.

Tujef also approached the farmhouse and fell into a hole.  It is a bit hazy in my own mind what happened after that, but Twitch, Curly and Jacko also went down the hole to investigate and never returned. 

(GM's Note:  I may be wrong on the timeline but it fits with the situation at the end of the session.)

Blake and Aerys decided to retreat and contact the rest of the party.

Meanwhile back in town the majority of the party had already left the town of Tharp on the low road to Nulb and it was presumed the Blake and the rest would catch up later.  By the time they had started to make camp Blake and her consorts caught up and told their story about Tujef. 

The party pulled stakes and marched back their rescue.

Passing through town in the middle of the night the party made it to the farmhouse by dawn.

Aerys, being a creature with wings, entered the farmhouse through an open window and found an empty living room, an empty bedroom and a kitchen with a big obvious hole in the floor.  Aerys ignored the obvious danger and decided to chow down on anything found in the kitchen.  While there she was hit by gobs of webs emitted from a huge insect and was dragged down the hole.

The rest of the party heard Aerys' scream and followed down the hole.  They arrived as soon as they could but she was already gone.

Down the hole and and following giant insect tracks the party found itself in a warren of these creatures.  The first one they found simply ignored the party and wandered off.  Supposing it was just a "worker" they continued on.

In a large chamber they found Aerys struggling in a cocoon and hanging next to another cocoon.  They immediately opened it up and freed her.   However opening up the other one they found the body of a desiccated human female.  They presumed it was the missing sister.

Following more tracks downward they came to another chamber where they fell into battle with more of these creatures.  Also the ones that were workers apparently received some signal and also attacked the party from the rear.

Due to the aforementioned two hour delay I had to cut the session short in the middle of this fight to be resumed next week.






CHARACTERS (New players on top.)

Dornorin, a Sylvan Elf, Magic User, General Practitioner.
Jacko, an Albino Dork Elf, 1st level Infiltrator, (Go figure why he spent 20 years in prison. Makes you wonder why he couldn't also exfiltrate.)
Blake, a Human 1st level Infiltrator (a.k.a. Sneak).
Vixine Numar, a Human 1st level Chosen One (a.k.a. Touched)
Aerys, a Elvariel 1st level Thief. (Elvariels are like 6 foot tall Fairy hybrids. Makes you wonder about the breeding habits of Tinkerbell.
Count Elefus, a Human Male Abbot
Sir Huang - a Master of the North Wind of the Stone Tiger Order, Baron of Catan
Dame Honda - a Human Datai Samurai, Steward of Catan (formerly Temple of the Frog)
Numrendir - a Human Conjurist


Tujef, Numrendir's sidekick and a Human 3rd level Zealot of Thor (recently converted to Zealot)
Gargoyle - Elefus's hench person (demoted from Sidekick)
Rubbio - Redeemed Footpad
Curly - Insane Keeper a.k.a 1st level Paladin and Elefus' other Sidekick (a Gargoyle really wouldn't do).
Twitch - Raised from the Dead (twice) Treasure Hunter.
Sum Dum Gai - Male 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
Won Hung Lo - Male 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
Bang Mi - Female 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
Stin Ki Poo - Male 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
Yu Too Fat - Male 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
No Tsmo King - Female 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)
Hu Yu Hai Ding - Male 1st level Monk (a.k.a. Grasshopper)


Junkbot Jackson - a Human Tracker/Adept
Gerry Castagere, Human Fingersmith, and ever loving devotee of Elefus
Fundisha - a Half-Elf Swordsperson
Sir Weasel, Human Guild Soldier, Warlock, & Champion (he stayed back in BlackMoor)
 - and nine Pilgrim henchmen of various levels. (They wear hoodies.)
Slade Wilson - Dwarven Professional (Left behind at Catan)





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