Sunday, August 12, 2018

Banished to the Purple Planet - Part Eight


Under a Weirdling Sun


Peril on the Purple Planet is an epic DCCRPG box set devised by +Harley Stroh. The adventure is a hex crawl, so player characters get to explore a completely open and lush world. Characters must discover artifacts, make alliances, battle terrifying worms, and sustain the deadly sun's rays if they are to ever make their way back home.

Care to hear about this week's banishment? Read on!

Previous Tales of the Banished


The Banished


  • Marc
    • Nutbiter, Manimal 
    • Andy
      • Ssof Rehtaf, Cleric
    • Alex
      • Nicodemus, Thief

    Banished to the Purple Planet - Part Eight - The Rock Awakens, Part Two



    Day 9
    • The session begins at 11am with 10 hours of travel on their party's skiff
    • Most of the team waited outside the city, with Nutbiter, Ssof, and Nicodemus starting off in the old temple. [Judge's Note: we just had Marc, Andy, and Alex playing.]
    • The party decided to investigate the murals. Both Nicodemus and Ssof attempted to fiddle with a pair of murals, but they turned to toxic, moldy dust. 
    • Nutbiter's turns to chip away revealed secret alcove. Inside was a metal lamp.
    • Written on the outside of the lamp, in a truly ancient tongue, was "Brandon." 
    • Behold Brandon the UnGenie! Congenial and eager to please, Brandon appeared before the party, and offered two services.
      • By rubbing the lamp the right way, Brandon appeared to grant up to 3 un-wishes. Un-wishes could cancel any actual wish.
      • By blowing into the lamp, a party member could enter the lamp (only one could fit) alongside Brandon. Within the lamp the party member would find a hot tub and some food.
    • Brandon states that he doesn't know where he is, but that the last time he was anywhere it was in the Eastern Forest. 
    • The party next traveled to the singing preacher, located in the northwestern quadrant of the city on a tower.
    • The preacher kept shouting the same phrases, and threatened the party if they tried to approach his tower. 
      • [Judge's Note: the GM may have sung all of the preacher's lines just like Justin Guarini's "Lil Sweet" from the Diet Doctor Pepper commercial.]
    • As the party discussed what to do next, a trio of strekleons appeared, ready to fight. Some of the best backup came from the old preacher, who fired blowgun darts into combat, putting two of the strekleons to sleep. 
    • During this battle, Nicodemus realized (after 2+ years of this campaign) that he had a magic item called the Rod of Chains from the very first adventure. This was helpful in combat!
    • Also during the battle, Ssof cast a lost of spells, and afterwards there was a powerful earthquake centered on him. Nicodemus and Nutbiter had to rescue their Cleric from a great crack in the world.
    • The party tried communicating with the old preacher on top of the tower, but speaking in obscure and cryptic song lyrics proved too challenging. It was clear that the preacher didn't want the party climbing up to the top of the tower, and he wasn't climbing down. 
    • Next up, the party headed towards the great triangular structure with a bizarre flat platform on top. Upon approaching the building, six floating disks moved towards the party. 
    • Noting that their movement seemed to be matched by the disks, Nicodemus went into stealth mode and sneaked into the triangular building. Inside he found a bunch of control panels, and started following some of the directions. After just a few seconds he accidentally programmed the disks outside to fire on his teammates. 
    • Nutbiter went down quick, while Ssof hid inside of Brandon's lamp.
    • The laser blasts from the floating disks caused a major earthquake, shaking free a lot of the old stone and dirt, and revealing a great eye above.
    • When Nicodemus came outside, he checked on his teammates, rolled Nutbiter's little body, and checked on Ssof.


    Quotes


    "Just rub it!" - Alex talking about the lamp.

    "I've never been inside a lamp before." - Ssof.

    "We could be 'Wish Repo Men.'" - Marc was also fascinated about the lamp.

    "Back up and do thiefy things!" - Marc to Alex.

    "I'm gonna dive, grab the lamp, and suck!" - Andy focused on that lamp!


    In Memoriam 

    • None this game