Under the Stars

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Tattered Rags
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Under the Stars

Post by Tattered Rags » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:40 am

I've been planning this off-and-on for awhile, and I finally got together a group of people to play.

Adventure Summaries
Here are all the adventures in one easy place. Check it out if you don't want to read my little summaries down below.

The heroes are members of the Stalwart Stones, a group of Adepts tasked with protecting Kaer Ungada. However, they still have yet to complete their final initiation rites to become full-fledged First Circle Adepts of their respective Disciplines. Now is the final quest to determine if they are worthy.

Sickness is spreading throughout Kaer Ungada, which can happen in a closed-up environment like an underground city. This one has been running its course for at least a month now, but it hasn't been terrible. However, a new illness has cropped up, one that raises more dire concerns. Can Sean Shamsara, Elven Scout and cousin to the current Elder of the Kaer; Vyktor Wyvernjack, human Wizard; and quiet Boris Hillmens, Troll Warrior, find the cause and maybe the cure?
Ungada's Malady

One player was unable to attend the first session, so I ran a solo adventure for his Windling Weaponsmith, Valteri Tomser. The light quartz in the ceiling are going out in the Kaer, but one man has an idea how to stop this from happening.
Prelude to Night

edit: i cant spel
edit 2: added link to page with all the adventure summaries
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Slimcreeper
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Re: Under the Stars

Post by Slimcreeper » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:02 pm

This looks like a start to a great campaign! I like that website, too.

Tattered Rags
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Re: Under the Stars

Post by Tattered Rags » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:03 pm

Slimcreeper wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:02 pm
This looks like a start to a great campaign! I like that website, too.
Thanks!

Scabard is pretty neat, but it can be difficult to navigate at times despite the fact that the whole point is how easy it links things together. For example, all the links in the text happened automatically! Then the connections you can make on the side of the page auto-connect back from the other page. However, basic structure is under just a handful of pages, which means there's a ton of things all together.

Oh, and I recorded the audio and may do a podcast. So look for that in the future.
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Tattered Rags
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Re: Under the Stars

Post by Tattered Rags » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:30 am

One player down, so I cardboarded him in. Unfortunately, he also got the killing blow on an accidentally too easy encounter.
It is time to celebrate! The Festival of Kar'lien is upon Kaer Ungada, and the Stalwart Stones welcome four new adepts into their fold. But things are not well in the Kaer. Sickness still afflicts the people, and something more sinister stirs.
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Re: Under the Stars

Post by Tattered Rags » Sun May 20, 2018 11:56 pm

Last time ended on a cliffhanger as a ghoul lunged for the heroes. Quickly dealt with, the rest of the time is spent investigating, questioning, and doubting. Who is responsible for the Horror constructs attacking the Kaer?
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Re: Under the Stars

Post by Tattered Rags » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:05 pm

And now the heroes continue their checks of the Kaer wards only to run into a minor scuffle. That's what a fight between two guards and a ghoul and a cadaverman is called, right?

Undead in the Market
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Re: Under the Stars

Post by Tattered Rags » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:10 pm

Fully rested, the newest Stalwart Stones venture out to capture a toxic blight in the hope it can be studied to find a cure.

Blighty Hill
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Re: Under the Stars

Post by Slimcreeper » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:00 pm

I'm reading these, by the way, thanks for posting them.

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Re: Under the Stars

Post by Tattered Rags » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:44 am

Slimcreeper wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:00 pm
I'm reading these, by the way, thanks for posting them.
Glad to get some feedback, and you're welcome!

When I update Blighty Hill with more prose, I'll comment over here.

Oh, and are you reading Sean Shamshara's journal entries? There will be a link in the connections section of each event that has a journal entry (or you can go to the journal list page linked from the adventure summaries, which I added to the first post in this thread).
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Re: Under the Stars

Post by Tattered Rags » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:29 am

I finally updated Blighty Hill.

And two more sessions added to the site! Yay! I've been feeling down about the whole adventure and overwhelmed with GMing. We took a break from Earthdawn for one session since a player had to take a work trip out of country (even though we play online, he was WAY out of country). Played an adventure of Feng Shui that I'd planned 15 years ago and never got to run (it was amazing; I loved running that dream scenario, and I'll post details after the Earthdawn stuff).

The Stalwart Stones delivered their goopy package back to the Hall of Elders and handed it off to be studied, hopefully to find a cure. The rest of the time was spent running around the Kaer trying to figure out who is responsible. Will they get closer to an answer? No. They don't. But we had fun getting nowhere!
Trip Around Ungada

Being charged with bringing their prime suspect in for questioning, the group head back to his lab for the third time. While he technically doesn't resist, he also doesn't end up going with them.
Third Times the Charm


The Feng Shui (2) adventure, a quick synopsis.
Spoiler:
An everyday American, just having finished his delivery job that brought him to Hong Kong, was enjoying some time in a mahjongg parlor when a phone call brought him upstairs. His boss has to tell him something, but will have to call back. Bert hears sirens out the window and looks out, seeing police cars chasing black sedans and a flatbed truck. At that moment, someone shoves Bert out the window. Bert sees standing in a window a man in a gray gi with black pants.

Jin is training his young students at the wu kwoon when sirens brought the kids running outside. He follows them out to see sedans and a flatbed truck with an excavator being chased by a police car. Suddenly, a cop car gets hit and flips. A man in a gray gi and black pants dives past Jin, saving one child. Jin himself shoves the remaining ones in danger out of the way and flips onto the car while it's in the air.

Detective Ash, a get-the-job-done-no-matter-the-cost cop, is part of a police cordon with his martial arts expert partner, Billy, surrounding a warehouse with the infamous Charlie Wen, a known Triad gang member. Suddenly, a flatbed truck with an excavator bursts out of the warehouse, followed by dozens of black sedans. The truck slams into Ash's passenger door, slamming it shut, and Billy leaps up onto the truck.

Ash gives chase and sees his partner cut down and thrown to the side; Ash just barely sees a man in a gray gi and black pants catch his dead partner's body as he zooms by. After trying to shoot the tires out, he eventually leaps onto the truck himself and fights through a bunch of goons. Soon, a cop car is sideswiped and flips. A kung fu trainer flips off the car and lands next to Ash; Jin joins in the fight and starts kicking, punching, and nuchucking bad guys left and right. Charlie Wen slashes the straps and chains holding the excavator on the flatbed, with Ash in the cab! He leaps free and the excavator takes out the goons still on the truck, only for more to climb up from the numerous black sedans. Some of them, though, are taken out by the falling Bert. Soon, the three unlikely heroes make quick work of the goons, but the heavily wounded Charlie escapes by leaps into a helicopter sent to aid his escape.

In the end, they climb into the truck cab and stop it. Finally, all three discover in their possessions (or their dead partner's possessions) a menu to a restaurant in the Night Market called The Eating Counter.

Anyone who's read the first edition of Feng Shui probably recognizes the restaurant's name. This is a lead-in to a whole adventure arc I'd loved to pick up some day. Only two problems with this adventure: (1) takes forever to get to the later players, so I should have dropped them in the middle of fight sequences; (2) the cop player started shooting at the truck's tires: WHY DID I NEVER THINK OF THAT IN THE LAST 15 YEARS!?!?!?!?!
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