Saturday, February 1, 2014

Numenera: Disenchanted Tales - Session 3

Numenera: Disenchanted Tales - Session 3

The Merchant of Venus

Elsa, a Graceful Nano who Wears a Sheen of Ice
Anna, a Swift Jack who Entertains
Merida, a Rugged Glaive who Carries a Quiver

Summary

A billion years beyond "once upon a time" three princesses were almost to the Fields of Frozen Flowers, in the hopes of finding their dear friend and cryo-mutant Olaf unharmed. The party's snowlopers had done an excellent job carrying their masters on their furry backs, and the trio was able to make excellent time cutting across Matheunis, a desert of frozen drit. With their keen perception, both Elsa and Anna were constantly scouting the horizon, and on this particular morning they saw as strange purple figure trying to flag them off the road. This figure obviously was a wounded varjellen and was seen leaning against a trader's cart, it's pack animal (giant slug) having been killed by something.  And both Anna and Elsa saw those somethings... A pair of Ithsyns we're stalking the visitant, who had run out of crossbow animals and was preparing to make its last stand. 

We'll the three princesses of Nihliesh we're not about to let some innocent Varjellen get slaughtered by fish/bird/reptiles. Anna used one of her cypher to blast one of the horrific creatures with a web while Anna blasted the other with a frigid spray of icy dust particles. Before they could even counter, the Ithsyns found themselves getting pelted by Merida's arrows repeatedly. She even managed to knock one of them out. The other was slain by Anna's crossbow. 

A very grateful Varjellen introduced himself as the Merchant of Venus, a traveling spice trader who followed the path of Venus across the sky as his means of navigation. He said that he was going to be trade sources in Squibbon, a town located near the Fields of Frozen Flowers, and offered the princesses each 5 shins if they would protect him the rest of the way, to which they agreed. Merida, Anna, and Elsa were another step closer to freeing Olaf!

Quotes:

"I wanna call him Steve!" - Carrie didn't know how NPC's worked.

"Where's Mad Max and are we Beyond Thunderdome?" - Jen was intrigued by the GM's description of the frozen desert.

"You better be tweeting that we got three 20's!" - Carrie, excited that the party was rolling exceptionally well tonight.

- "This is going down fast..." - Jen commenting on how tired everyone was
- "It's goin' down STEADFAST!" - Carrie was definitely a bit punchy.