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The Count’s Gambit, Part Six

  • On Quopist, the crew have located Lord Mika Anjiliac who reveals that he has been attempting to locate the source of the plague and believes he has found it with the crashed starship. While patrolling this area, Sae locates a strange purple dust that the crew suspect to be unrefined tempest.
  • At Haank’s request, a dropship from the Resolute to extract the crew and Lord Mika. From the dropship pilot, the crew learn that a massive riot has engulfed Tel Bollin which is monopolizing the majority of the Resolute’s resources. As a result, when the crew learn that another dropship has gone down while searching for the vargr corsair, they are the only personnel capable of responding in a timely manner. Lord Mika agrees that they should do this, even though it may put him in danger.
  • Long minutes later, as the dropship makes its approach toward the last reported location of their sister craft, they suddenly find themselves being jammed. Very soon after, there is a great explosion that the dropship crew realize means someone has scuttled the downed craft. Haank then makes a call: his team (minus Eddy who has a broken leg but plus the dropship medic) will continue on foot.
  • A kilometer or so away, the crew discover the vargr corsair. Utilizing stealth, they get into position where they can observe three members of the Dzarukh in sight, two of whom appear to be returning to the ship. At Haank’s instructions, he, Buck and Sae target these vargr … and just as they engage, they realize that a large number of Quopist locals are stealthing forward as well.
  • The three vargr are dropped by these shots just as the Quopist raiders charge, pausing long enough to take hits of tempest. This results in a fierce firefight between the crew and the raiders as both sides attempt to take the corsair.
  • And the crew wins.

GM Notes:

  • Mel has been talking about taking a hiatus for a while now so with Loki coming back to take over her character Armin again, she went ahead and started it early.
  • The firefight that dominated this session took a lot longer than I expected it to. And naturally, I realized I’d screwed up some of the revised tempest addict stuffs. I should have actually reviewed the stats before the session began.
  • I’m retrofitting the Star Wars d20 adventure module, “Tempest Feud” for this although I’m definitely making some tweaks and adjustments to fit better.
  • Since we’re livestreaming our games every Saturdays (6:00PM Eastern) at Ronnke’s Twitch channel and then later uploading the stream on the YouTube channel, we’ve decided to dial back on the extensiveness of the recap to just the overall outline..