AIS - The Cyre Job

Pierce's Plight XII

The human story from a decidedly non-human source.

Cast of Characters

Jake Arrynt – Longtooth Shifter Warden: Silus Arrynt’s country nephew and heir apparent to Arrynt Inquisitive Services

Sam – Human Artificer: And his crossbow…Consultant for AIS...Hates the government and now works for them…

Guillermo Marquis de Todo (You better believe I copy/pasted that) – Water Genasi Warlord: Dabbler in Wizardry and the Common Language…

Crawgle – Kenku Rogue: Former Carney…Now King Crawgle the First…You had me at carney…

Pierce – Warforged Barbarian: Wonders what the human race could accomplish if they were not so busy eating, drinking, sleeping, and fucking…

Session 12 (Betrayal)

Our undercover contact tells us they have the last piece of the crown and are on their way up…We ask about where Bossy is…She is always the one to call us on the rock…He said she is there but busy…We are suspicious…Suddenly, Jake and Guii notice that a group of heavily armed and armored gnolls push through the crowd on the far side of the market…They are in formation to cover that damn undead wanna be elf with the clever name…She has two incorporeal wraiths floating along with her…We don’t bother talking…Jake gets a curse from her and a blast of necrotic energy…The scale/shield gnolls wielding triple flails move in on Jake…The wraiths disappear…We start hammering the gnoll front line…The gnolls prove enough of a distraction that the wraiths both jump Crawgle, who had been using the tent to whip daggers from cover…We punch a hole through the front line…Guii leads the charge into the funerary mask wearing leader…Guii hits hard…PIERCE follows him for a very messy finishing move…He ping pongs with a charge back and crits the last gnoll…He finishes his turn with a head butt into a bystander…He misses but howls loudly anyway…Guii starts back to focus on the wraiths, dragging the dead elf by the hair…No one is taking his loot…Pierce’s knowledge banks actually get a hit on these undead…He remembers that they are called Filcher Wraiths…Crap…One goes down quickly with some Sam love…The other disappears…We attempt to find the thing…Crawgle realises that the gem part of the crown is missing…fook…We spread out and attempt to find the wraith…A crowd is beginning to form…Nothing attracts a crowd like a fight…The Wordbearers crawl back up the shaft under the third tent while we search for the wraith…Suddenly, one of us notices that they are not just beat up, but dead…Or rather undead…Bossy has an aura of necrotic energy floating around her…It is back on, unhealed without a short rest…PIERCE strikes with a loud blast from his horn…None of them are minions…Dailies are unloaded, action points spent…lucky for us they are concentrated, Jake can mark the house, Sam drops magic weapon on nearly all of us, and for a change, Guii can Fireblast without lighting Jake on fire…Heck, Crawgle even forces his way to the back…Bossy lashes out with blasts of necrotic energy everytime she is targeted…A good fight, but the formation favors us…Unfortunately, it is a good fight…The market is getting crazy crowded…The crowd is beginning to attract a crowd…The fight ends, and we see flags entering the market of the city’s police/skullcrackers…No freaking way we are going to jail in monster land…We assess the situation…Pierce loots the leader, who has reverted to the form of a changeling…Crap, another deception…He gains a platinum necklace, bag of gold, and Healing potions…Sam looks at the crowd…Who are looking right back at him…Thinking quickly, he walks up to a burly hobgoblin and dumps 10 gp into his hands…”Go cause a distraction”...The hobgoblin grins and walks over to this huge minotaur in the audience and punches him in the jimmy…A goddamn riot starts…We all chuckle…Guii loots Bossy, finding a diary, a bastard sword with an enchantment that cannot go on heavy blades, and gold…Crawgle loots the second in command and finds some nice +2 leather armor…Of course he just bought +1 leather in the market a few hours ago…At this point the crowd is nuts, a giant if using a gnoll as a club, dogs and cats are sleeping together, someone is sticking their dick in the lemoncakes, and we see riot police at all the exits from the market square…Pierce suggests we jump down the hole but everyone reminds him that they are warded so that only goblins can enter…Guii suggests the rooftops…Pierce and Jake both try to force their way through the crowd, no dice…Krawgle finesses his way through, NP…He enters the nearest shop…Guii is able to force his way, but is unable to help our least physically gifted member, Sam, through with him…The crowd is so large that the air is getting thick and heavy…This is looking very bad…Suddenly the goblin air ship drops down above the market and lowers ropes for us…We thank the captain and high tale it out of there…He points to some flying shapes headed toward the market…The ruler of the city set his shocktroops on the riot that Sam started, Harpies…

The Captain of the airship informs us that he was at House Lyrandar and someone had purchased a teleport to Sharn right before he heard the ruckus and headed to save us…Suddenly, the sending stone chirps…It is the supposed double agent (triple agent, double-double agent?) from the goblin tribe…He has called to taunt us, tell us he is headed to Sharn, that we will bring him the crown, that he will tell the Sharn CIA that we are the traitors and that we are fucked…We seriously consider just chucking the damn rock over the side…Some insults are tossed the other way…The captain agrees to take us to Sharn…It will take about a day…Sam moves an enchantment from a spear we found to a sword for Guii and an enchantment from some Platemail onto Jake’s Hide Armor…Pierce tries on Jake’s old armor…It smells of burrowing animals…Then everyone grabs some grub and shut eye…Pierce only needs four hours and is up and rested…He decides to walk the deck and take in the sights…Wondering if he is doomed to never see Air Pirate/Ninjas…”Be careful what you wish for”, he thinks as a huge Blue Dragon lands on the forecastle and demands tribute…”Shit”, is about all Pierce gets a chance to say before the Captain slams the Airship in to a steep dive…The dragon roars and sinks it’s claws into the deck….Pierce starts free falling a few feet above the deck…He slams his spear into the deck so as not to get swept right off the side…Everyone in the sleeping cabin is tossed into the air and slammed into the back wall when the Captain pulls us out of the steep decent…The dive has made our airship go ridiculously fast…PIERCE pulls his spear out of the deck and chargers with a hoot and a howl…Everyone piles out of the sleeping cabin and lays into the dragon…PIERCE rages, Jake bleeds and becomes a were-badger, Guii puts a giant bullseye on the dragon making it almost unmissable (and looking suspiciously like a boot pattern)...The dragon is quickly slowed, immobilized, and dazed….He launches lighting at us six different ways and hits PIERCE with the frightful dread…We drop this unlikely sky pirate much to the Captains delight that he gives Pierce his set of magic Hide armor…We mount the dragons skull on the bow…Guii cuts out some leather for boots…blue boots…Freaking Genasi…The cookie frys up dragon steaks for dinner…We fly on to Sharn and the mess that awaits us there…

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