Monday, 23 January 2017

GURPS Free Cities Session 35: The New Party

Darrude - Human Wizard (250 points)
Morgan Merkle - Human Mentalist (250 points)
          Brother Horace - Human Initiate of Avandra, the goddess of freedom and luck (125 points)
Sado Con - Human Martial Artist (250 points)

Player Absent (In The Nega-Zone):
 - Goliath Barbarian (250 points)

Darrude is an archaeologist/earth wizard who left his homeland on the eastern continent due to war breaking out.  He has since become obsessed with finding the lost capital city of the ancient dwarven empire of Thael Ruthak.

Morgan Merkle, Mentalist Mastermind is a humourless psion who believes that he must become incredibly powerful to destroy the aberrants that (he claims) cause all the worlds' problems.

Sado Con is a fourteen year old martial artist who is looking for his master so that he can continue his training, and become the greatest fighter of all time.  He loves competition, and doesn't get why old people are so boring.

The party had accepted a job to help a new settlement, Chryssa's Rest, deal with the local orc and ogre tribes for $800/wk plus $150 cost of living expenses each.  Travelling in wagons along with another 10 mercenaries and some miscellaneous supplies, they left the free city of Trugo and headed south to the great plains.  The journey was uneventful until the fourth day.

Monday, 16 January 2017

GURPS Free Cities Session 34a: The Great Skeleton Battle Part II

Mor'ath Enanqua - Elven Swashbuckler/Thief (329 points)
Zaxod - Half-Orc Knight (368 points)

Mor'ath fell back to guard Aurum, but Zaxod failed to break free from the skeletons holding him.  Meanwhile, the kung-fu skeletons sliced Arc's neck open, mortally wounding, then killing him, and continuing on until they tore him completely to shreds.  The stone dwarf statues took advantage of the gap left by Mor'ath's movement, and began to encircle them while more kung-fu skeletons charged into close combat.

One of the skeletons grappling Zaxod was killed by Mor'ath, and Zaxod finished off the other himsel before taking a Giant Step and falling back beside Mor'ath.  The statues finished encircling the duo, and there was nowhere left to retreat.  Their backs to the wall, Mor'ath and Zaxod fought on.

There were simply too many enemies.  While they were both capable warriors, Mor'ath and Zaxod were each engaged by six foes, and attacked twelve times per second.  Zaxod struggled to damage the kung-fu skeletons, which seemed to take less damage from him than from Mor'ath, while Mor'ath stopped attacking and focused on defence, just so he could stay alive.  Zaxod continued fighting until he died on his feet two seconds later.

GURPS Free Cities Session 34: The Great Skeleton Battle

Arc Sol - Human Cleric of Pelor, the god of the sun (358 points)
Aurum Red-Brand - Human Wizard (354 points)
Mor'ath Enanqua - Elven Swashbuckler/Thief (329 points)
Zaxod - Half-Orc Knight (364 points)

Day 76 (Cont.):
Weather: Underground
Date: Coreli 7th, 2526
The pale, rotting dwarves (which everybody correctly called "ghouls") advanced from the north towards the party, while four more appeared in the hallway to the south, across the false floor trap.  Zaxod and Mor'ath started on the ghouls in front of them, Arc turned to face the southern ghouls, and Aurum cast Flaming Weapon on Mor'ath's saber.

The ghouls noticed and tried to jump over the trap, but two failed and only managed to cling to the close side of a pit, but the others landed and attacked Arc, who then channelled his True Faith.  Zaxod finished the ghouls to the north, the two hanging on to the sides of the pit let go and fell in to escape, one was killed by Mor'ath, and the fourth jumped the pit and fled to the south.  They killed the ghouls in the (15', water-filled) pit, by throwing Fireballs and then metal slabs at them.

They continued into the northern hallway, and found three doors.  The first was locked, and the room beyond contained several skeletons lying upright in burial alcoves.  Arc activated True Faith, but nothing happened, so Mor'ath Searched the skeletons and found some jewellery, which Aurum figured was worth some money.  The second door was ajar, and contained more skeletons.  Again, Arc used True Faith, and this time the skeletons proved animate and tried to flee, but were hopelessly destroyed.

Friday, 6 January 2017

GURPS Free Cities Session 33

Arc Sol - Human Cleric of Pelor, the god of the sun (355 points)
Aurum Red-Brand - Human Wizard (354 points)
Zaxod - Half-Orc Knight (364 points)

Player Absent:
Mor'ath Enanqua - Elven Swashbuckler/Thief (329 points)

Day 76 (Cont.):
Weather: Underground
Date: Coreli 7th, 2526
Everybody dropped their backpacks and shoved in their earplugs as one of the nothics began to laugh, and the other shot a sickly green beam of energy at Zaxod.  Mor'ath ran into the library, while Zaxod drew his axes and Aurum and Arc readied weapons in the hall outside.  Both of the nothics jumped on top of the 8' tall bookshelves, and one hit Zaxod with another necrotic beam.

Mor'ath stepped up to one of the shelves and, despite the huge difference in height, managed to stab the nothic in the eye, while Zaxod climbed up the other bookshelf.  Arc cancelled Gift of Letters and cast Shield 4 on Aurum, who then ran into the room.  The unblinded nothic jumped to another book shelf, away from Zaxod, and swept its necrotic gaze over Mor'ath, who dodged, and attacked the blinded nothic's neck.

Zaxod switched to his great axe, and launched a fatal flurry of attacks at the still-standing nothic, while Aurum cast Flaming Weapon on Mor'ath and Arc entered the room.  Mor'ath jumped up next to the blinded nothic to finish it off with multiple slashes at the neck, while Zaxod cut the other one into pieces.