It had been a while as our summer schedules took their tolls from our gaming time but we got back to it.
Again, I really love the format of Trophy Gold Incursions and Trophy Loom’s odd little details about the setting. They’re easy to use at the table and I suspect they’ll get even easier once I have the books at hand. Our games are short 2 hour sessions with a break an hour in.
For the first hour we puttered around town. Basso spread his gold around a bit, bribing the Governor and paying for some carpenters to build cabins and walls for the Wellslode refugees, who had been in a tent city before that.
Kell made his room more like his Grove home.
The ghost in Basso’s spear noted that the Governor’s Kingsguard had no wood in their weapons (nice detail, Loom!).
Once again, they hired Aksil, who is becoming a part of the group. Basso even offered him a room in their house, which Aksil politely declined.
We headed back into the Roots of Old Kalduhr and decided to look into a new entrance. Last time I used the Statue Clearing this time I used the Stone Bridge, leading to the Harpy Fountain, where a rusted grate took them to the aqueduct. I compared the Old Kalduhri aqueduct to the aqueducts they traversed in Wellslode, saying that the Wellslode engineering was clearly a poor copy of the Old Kalduhri work.
A middling Hunt Roll led to the eels in the lake (a tiny detail I didn’t think I’d use) coming together overland in a giant eel-blob after Basso carefully cleaned off the Harpy statue. A Ritual and some Devil’s Bargains later and harpies are now awake in the forest and the stone bridge is broken.
We left with the group looking around a Market Street. Basso, after asking Kell to be more careful, quickly put on a turtle mask which made his shadow that of a turtle with no other effect.
Kell, trying to get a grip on what happened to the people in this city, tracked to get an idea of where they might’ve run to and came to a barricaded door. We’ll start there next time.
Devil’s Bargains from this session:
Harpies are awake in the Forest…
What is a Devil’s Bargain, you ask? From the book:
Harpy? The not-naming monsters thing is difficult.
Ready for Next Week: I’ll read over a few sets on theRoots of Old Kalduhr’s first level.
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