Thursday, February 20, 2014

Numenera: Disenchanted Tales - Session 8

Numenera: Disenchanted Tales - Session 8

This is a Tale

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" Elsa and Anna met up with their friend Merida in the town of Pike's Head, on the coast of Ancuan.  They had travelled far across the cold desert, fought their way past killer war moths in Milave, and finally entered the town exhausted but determined to make contact with Commodore Jek Sperro.  A friend of Bel, who was the new love of Olaf, Commodore Jek had requested assistance in uncovering an Oracle named Jruve that was located on the Western Coast of Ancuan, and the Three Princesses of Nihliesh were just the adventurers to help a scurvy sea seskii.  But when the characters inquired in a local pub (the Snuggly Duckling), the bartender Leslie Fisherman told the princesses that Commodore Jek had been tossed in jail by Mayor Randall.

Knowing that they would have to spring the Commodore out of jail, the party wasted little time heading north to the town prison.  The front door was obviously locked, but this was no match for Merida, who surprisingly pulled out a few hair pins from her giant red mane and picked the lock only to find herself face-to-face with a viciously large seskii!  The archer-princess' rugged, wilderness-loving ways would guide her true, and she would be able to coax the seskii into remaining calm as the party entered the jail.  Across from them, at the far end of the room was the infamous Commodore Jek Sperro, who thanked the party for coming at Bel's request, but also told them that the lock to his jail cell was electronic and tied to the cellular structure of the seskii and a wand-like device that the jailer carried.  

Upon further examination of the seskii Elsa believed that she could fashion a similar wand-like device by cannibalizing her Three Part Alarm cypher (making it a Two Part Alarm), and acquiring a bit of the animal's DNA.  Quickly the nano got to work, and pulled her cypher apart, using one piece to create a wand, which allowed her to spring Commodore Jek from his cell!  So the trio, plus one now with the Commodore sprinted out of the jail and ran down the road towards the docks.  The Commodore told the princesses that he had a magnificent submersible diving craft called the "White Onyx" that awaited them.  Sadly, as soon as they reached the dock, a booming voice called out to the troupe.  Slowly Elsa, Anna, and Merida turned to face a vicious looking varjellen (the mayor Randall), and a crew of guards armed to the teeth.  The mayor commanded the party to stand down and hand over the Commodore, but before they could make their escape into the submersible, Jek pointed out that his craft, the White Onyx, wasn't were it was supposed to be.  

It had sunk!

Quotes:

- Daddy:  "Do you want to go into the pub?"
- Carrie:  "As long as I don't have to drink a beer!"

"We have to kill the animal!" - Cooper (3 years old) chimed in on what Mommy's Glaive Merida needed to do to the poor seskii guarding the Commodore.