AAR: Scavenger Hunt

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AAR: Scavenger Hunt

Post by etherial » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:39 am

Scavenger Hunt
Time: 2018-07-11@23:00 GMT
GM: etherial (Ursula)
Circle: 3
Difficulty: Hard

Player Rewards:
Avalandohamagannahnieventhallailmar: 4 TIPs, 2000 Legend, 555 Silver
Fenrir: 4 TIPs, 2000 Legend, 55 Silver, Alchemist's Lab
Fredi: 4 TIPs, 2000 Legend, 555 Silver
Lasairfhíona Aul’ef: 4 TIPs, 2000 Legend, 555 Silver
Quis'Tan: 4 TIPs, 2000 Legend, 555 Silver

Downtime Actions Available:
Avalandohamagannahnieventhallailmar: Research 7
Fenrir: Alchemy 11 (3)
Fenrir: Animal Training 7 (1)
Researchers may spend 20/2 Silver for +3 Steps

Further Information:
You shouldn't eat Horror Constructs.

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Re: AAR: Scavenger Hunt

Post by Fusilliban » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:33 am

The Observations of Avalandohamagannahnieventhallailmar

Skorot Goldshine, a wealthy Dwarf, wished to celebrate the new year with a fabulous and elaborate feast. Many of the things she wished to eat were difficult to acquire, and so she hired a small number of adepts to help her. My companions, and the shopping list we were given:

Fenrir, Windling Shaman
Fredi Dram, Dwarf Cavalrydwarf
Lasairfhíona Aul’ef, Human Swordmaster
Quis'Tan, Spirit Rider and fellow Obsid
1 dozen Earth Q'Wril
1/2 dozen Nightworm
1 Crocodile (extra large)
1/2 dozen Crakbill
1 Azijin
1 Thunder Beetle
1 dozen Turfcutter Beetle Larva
1 Razor Boar
1/2 dozen Cloud Bird eggs
1/2 dozen Tundra Elk
Orchan Nuts
Lustre Fruit
Nyin Berry
(These lists are different! Skorot Goldshine did not express interest in eating any of us!)

We examined the list, and thought of how we could acquire each of these things. Getting all of them was completely out of the question in the short timeframe we had. Skorot suggested that as Adepts of second and third Circle, that we strongly consider not attempting to defeat an Azijin. We also rapidly concluded that attempting to do anything involving Cloud Birds was a very bad idea. Ruling those out, we whittled the list down to some hopes:

Earth Q'Wrils, often found near Borgan's Rest
Crakbills, possibly found near Borgan's Rest, possibly in or near the Servos Jungle
1 Crocodile (extra large), often found in the Servos Jungle
any of the plants we could possibly harvest

We set out for Borgan's Rest. Borgan's Rest was one of the first places I saw aboveground, and this road will always hold a special memories for me. One of those memories was of being attacked by Earth Q'Wrils. With the help of a spell from Fenrir that made us all highly aware of nearby animals, we were able to sense them even while they were in the ground. We made ready, and baited them to attack us. They did, and we dispatched them almost, but not entirely, without incident. One little Earth Q'Wril was so brave and mighty that she dealt Quis'tan an enormous wound, that might well have killed Fenrir outright. With help from Fredi, I was able to capture this brave creature. With later help from Fenrir, she is now happy to be my pet, and I have Named her Earthpike. She is helping me develop a much better understanding of Earth!

We hoped to encounter Crakbills somewhere along our journey. We were blessed by fortune, and encountered them on the same day as we had the Earth Q'Wrils. Fenrir's spell once again proved very helpful, and we spotted the Crakbills before they spotted us. We took a moment to breathe and prepare, and then they saw us, and swooped down for the attack. We were able to defeat them - a Spirit Rider and a Cavalrydwarf make wonderful companions when one is traveling on the plains - but not before suffering some minor paralysis. Crakbills have strong beaks, but stronger breath. Their breath is magical in nature, and can rob a Namegiver (or an animal) of the ability to move. Adepts planning to fight Crakbills should make sure that any shield they use is magical, and not merely physical.

We rested in Borgan's Rest, even though none of us were Named Borgan. The people who lived there did not seem amused by this joke.

We made good time into the Servos Jungle. The jungle is a different place when one is always aware of nearby animals. I did not realize how many of them it contained, nor how many of them were so well-hidden. If any reader has the opportunity to travel through this jungle with a Shaman, I recommend the experience! One of the things this spell revealed was some resting crocodiles. Fenrir was able to examine them from the relative safety of the air, and we concluded that they were only normal-size crocodiles and so would not be a sufficient meal for the likes of a Skorot Goldshine party. We continued on, in search of one that would. As we traveled, I began to wonder how large this crocodile would be. I began to think of the giant spiders I have seen, and how much larger they are than (supposedly) regular spiders. And of the giant ants, and giant bees. I began to wonder if this giant crocodile would be large enough to eat us all. We traveled on into the jungle. On our second night there, Quis'tan was disturbed on watch. She sensed some odd thing that was humming at us, weakening us. We soon realized that while we slept, we had been found by Nightworms, who were trying to ambush us! This was unfortunate, because we were caught unawares, but also fortunate, as it provided us with one more item on Skorot's checklist.

We fought the Nightworms, and I was poisoned. (Everything in Barsaive is poisonous, except Namegivers.) We defeated them, largely thanks to the efforts of Lasairfhíona and Fredi. While fighting them, we saw more and more things which indicated that Nightworms were not merely creatures, but Horror constructs. We were injured enough from the fight that we decided to abandon our search for an outsized crocodile, and return to Throal. We brought the Nightworm corpses (and the others) to Skorot, and admonished her that one should not eat Horror constructs, nor serve them for others to eat.

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Re: AAR: Scavenger Hunt

Post by BattleChad » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:02 am

The Great Library of Throal thanks Avalan for his contribution.

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Re: AAR: Scavenger Hunt

Post by ender3rd » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:04 am

The decadent Skorot Goldshine wished to create an elaborate feast with rare ingredients. We were hired to provide those ingredients. From the list of desired items we choose what we thought we could safely defeat and acquire in the week or so before the feast. We chose Earth Q'Wrils, Crackbills, nightworms, an extra large crocodile, Lustre Fruit and Kuo as being obtainable by heading to Borgan's Rest then southwest to the windling village on the edge of the servos jungle. Perhaps we were overly ambitious.

First we tracked down some Earth Q'Wril near the road on the way to Borgan's Rest. It started as a relatively easy fight, complicated somewhat by the sheer numbers of the beasts. One Q'Wril however somehow jumped up and pierced my stony skin deeply in a most tender spot. I was quite nearly killed for this man to improve his table! To save time we kept going on after only a brief rest.

The crackbills which we encountered were handled relatively straightforwardly, followed by passing through Borgan's Rest without incident.

Upon reaching the edge of the servos jungle we found a congress of crocodiles. Seeing no giant croc we avoided them to save time. Not long after we set up camp. The nightworms were able to use their powers to lure us into unrestful sleep before we were aware of their presence. That fight was quite difficult as the nightworms were reinforced by what I believe to be Jehuthra. The webs proved quite annoying but we were able to attain victory without loss.

I was more than a little discomfited by Goldshine's desire to eat horror flesh and recommended that we not give it to him, despite his protestations of a 'delightful tang'.

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Re: AAR: Scavenger Hunt

Post by BattleChad » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:28 pm

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Re: AAR: Scavenger Hunt

Post by rosinavs » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:56 am

im still kinda shocked that the great library of throal wants little fredi to write reports i didn't do them for a couple of adventures but my companions did and im sure they wrote better ones than i would anyway but since they pay and su is expensive to keep i should write for them

so su and i joined up with avalan the obsidimin elementalist fenrir the windling shaman lasarina the human swordmaster and quistan the obsidimin spirit rider to work for this really rich dude who wanted to eat rare stuff that we went out to find for him he had a really long list of critters and plants but we could only get some of the things because we arent rilly powrful or anythin yet

first we found earth qwirils and we killed a bunch and i helped avalan to catch one too be there pet, then we found crackbils and cought and killed some a those too

next bit of looking we went to the jungle and its hard to ride a mount there because there are lots of trees and stuff so we cant charge far in a line su and i like the plains better. wee tryed to find a giant crockodial but we only found reglar crocks i guess so we didnt kill them. the nite in the jungle we were attacked by niteworms and killed some a them to bring back but since they are horror thingies i guess nobody should eat them, i woodnt

we did tell the rich person not to eat the horror thingies but broght them back with all the other stuff he paid us pretty good so su can eat for a while, mom will feed me and put me up cuz im her kid but su eats a lot of meat and we dont have that much left over from the custormers.

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Re: AAR: Scavenger Hunt

Post by BattleChad » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:44 pm

The Great Library of Throal thanks Fredi for her contribution.

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