So we've added another character to the odd group already gathered. We now have a Doomed Jack who wields two weapons, he is mad because he's been shown all the ways he could possibly be killed in the future by various numenera objects that his is bound to encounter. He also believes he has been shown a numenera that could bring about the end of the world and he has taken it as his mission to stop this.
He's an extra wrinkle to be thrown into the party, we'll see what havoc it wreaks.
Last night I brought the new party member into the group, we had run a one off the last time due to an absent person so the characters have some ret-conned history with each other.
They are going through the adventure from the main rulebook called the Beale of Boregal, so spoiler alert; if you haven't been through it yet, stop here.
They have tracked the source of the interruption of normal life to the aldeia of Embered Peaks. The girl that they helped get healed told them someone named Boregal is there and is causing the problems and he is scared. As they arrive in Embered Peaks they are shown the level of madness that has arrived here, probably due to Boregal. There are several buildings on fire, nobody is trying to put them out, some are completely burned to the ground. They see a number of people fighting each other and quite a few people talking to themselves or some other invisible thing. Ripley, the mad nano who speaks with the dead, fits right in, she doesn't think anything is strange here. The other two, Telus and Bashek, know something is definitely wrong here. They ask one of the less crazy people where the town leaders are, they are told "Any that might still be alive would be in the magistrate's office in the center of town, it's the large circular building." They made their way through town avoiding any troublesome citizens and find the large building the person told them about. Inside is a slight man, in a robe who seems to be feverishly looking for something.
The group interupts him and asks who the town leader is to which he tells them, "The Magistrate is in charge, but he is very very busy."
"Where is he?" Telus askes gruffly.
"He is in his office and not to be interrupted!" replied the young man, with only a slight hesitation at Telus' aggressive attitude.
Seeing the man motion towards a door behind a large desk Telus moved over swung it open, ignoring the man's protests. The door opened into a semi-circular room with three other doors in it, the door immediately in front of the PCs was the grandest of the three so the group assumed that was where they wanted to go. This was when an old friend of Telus and Bashek shows up, Corbyk had followed their trail of mayhem across half of the beyond on some mission of his own. After asking the young man where the most obvious of the group, Telus, had gone he opened the door the other three had previously entered and greeted them. He explained that he had tracked them to here and had already learned part of what they were doing and wanted to join them in their travels.
The group of four now split up one going to each side room to see what they might find and Telus attempting to find a way through the central door. Telus realizing there were two locks that he didn't have a key or solution for returned to the young man, and aske him his name while dragging him into the room. After learning the man's name was Chahil, Telus convinced him to unlock the large door. The door opened into a fairly large office lined with bookshelves, a desk on one side and a conference table on the other. The group spread out into the room. Telus walked into the center of the room, looked around and demanded Chahil show them where the Magistrate was. In order to amplify his demand Telus stomped his foot and again demanded to be shown where the Magistrate was. Apparently he had found the perfect place to stand and stomp as his foot came down on a button hidden in the floor and the floor beneath is feet opened up and dropped him into a darked pit with a circular set of stairs, he hit the stairs and then fell all the way down to the floor.
The rest of the group laughed a little and took the stairs down while Telus regained his feet and inspected some of the new dents in his shield and some of his body parts. At the end of the stairs was a lit hallway that went to another door with a mirrored panel on one side of the door. Again Telus forced Chahil to help them, fearing for his life the young man was more than happy to be of assistance. Beyond the door was what appeared to be a strange mortuary, there was nearly a dozen bodies laid out on tables. They all had a strange burn mark on their forehead. Near the head of one of the bodies is a disheveled man, he is leaning over and appears to have whispered something in the corpse's ear and put his ear to the corpse's mouth. Ripley was ecstatic, finally someone who saw the world as she did and talked to dead people. When Telus walked up to the man to determine what he was doing, but before he could say anything, the man thanked him for coming and asked him if they were here to hinder or help him. Telus told him they were here to help, two which the Magistrate asked him to grab a piece of equipment for him and then he started muttering something about how it's not working and something about wrong questions. He then took the tool that Telus brought him and held it out to Corbyk and told him that he should just go cut him out since nothing's going to work. The Magistrate then led the group down a hallway into a strange room that was half filled with numenera parts and was dominated by a soft spongy mass that seemed to be attached to the wall.
More of this story to follow
Cypher Chronicles, vol. 44-2016
2 days ago