Dungeon Diving PB style

And so it began...

After meeting for the first time in the Tennessee Headhunter’s Mercenary Boot Camp, Blitz, Dame Garwin, Riley, Alex and Will all went through Remedial Camp courtesy of Captain Crunch due to the spectacular failure of the final test – rescuing hostages including the town mayor.

Upon redeeming themselves, the three were interviewed by Wolfgang Foundation CEO Antonio Marsetti VII. He decided to give them a chance, along with Riley,Alex , and Pathfinder.

When the PCs went to Merctown to get their first mission & gear. They were to find Sir Gwyn in a town (Fort Muca) between New Lazlo and Lazlo.

After an encounter in the ruins of Indianapolis, where they picked up Fingers and Raven while Pathfinder went MIA, the group was ambushed by Coalition Troops. After killing the CO, the remaining 4 soldiers surrendered. Alex killed 2 of the prisoners before being stopped, due to one of his other personalities taking over. The other PCs kicked him out. The prisoners were taken to New Lazlo, where Fingers & Raven bid them farewell.

The party received a Magic Pigeon directing Will more specifically where to go – Fort Muca. They also met up with Dancer who had been sent as reinforcements.

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Fort Muca & Lazlo
March 19-20, 110PA (02/10/1/7 thru 04/21/17)

Once they arrived in Fort Muca, they realized the town had been attacked & taken over by Brodkil sub-demons, and their Shifter ally who had Shadow Beasts minions.

After hearing the cries of several townspeople, and at least two deaths, they PCs charged through the front gate.

From one of the southern shacks came Sir Gwyn who had been injured previously & was laying low while he healed. He helped the party attack Brodkil, with little more than his Psi-Swords.

One Brodkill surrendered, and was forced to rebuild the wrecked front gate (which the Brodkil themselves had wrecked some weeks before when they invaded the town).

The Shifter got away, along with one other Brodkil.

The item which the PCs had been ordered to retrieve & that Sir Gwyn had been escorting, was an enchanted box. Sadly, several PCs failed their Magic Saves, and the box spoke to them, enticing them to put on the mask within.

?? nearly did, until the party was able to levitate the mask back into its box, and place the box within a bag to prevent touching it – and thus requiring Saving Throws.

Upon making sure the Townspeople of Fort Muca were ok, and allowing the Brodkil prisoner to go, the party headed to Lazlo to drop off the BOX and see what other missions Wolfgang Foundation had available.

After checking into Base, they were greeted by Sir Roland who was glad to see his older friend Gwyn, and Sorceress, who had been directed to the party ??

Blitz was given a shipment to deliver to Silvereno in the Colorado Baronies.
Will purchased a book discussing NORAD. A party stated that they wanted the group to investigate the NORAD ruins. The party met the backers of the venture: Thoth, 2 dragon, and ? and ?

The party was informed of several ways to head west:
*Air travel via Dirigible from Lazlo to Merctown
*Pyramid travel from Lazlo to Merctown
*Overground via:

XP given

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Is that a Slaver I See?
March 24, 110PA (04/21/17 & 05/05/17)

Just before the party left Lazlo, they added Dimitri to their group.

The party sees a boat in distress off in the distance. Felix heads off to help thanks to his Jet Pack.
Instead, it’s a

SEA SERPENT!

The group managed to fend off the monster, after Felix was nearly eaten!

While continuing their journey, they came across signs of a lot of people being moved, along with RADAR readings that indicate a large transport.

It is a Splugorth Slaver Barge with its full complement of Blind Warrior Women and Floating Eyes of Eylor, about 220 miles from Lazlo.

With some spectcular teamwork, with Will shooting half of the payload of his Bulldog NEMA armor, and great rolls by Sir Gwyn as well as Sir Roland closing in, they managed to lower the Slaver’s Armor of Ithan barrier.

The Slaver was killed, and one of the 2 Warrior Women who had been blown off the barge (radius damage from missiles), failed to save against Mental Shock spell cast by Blitz. Another Warrior Woman surrendered to the PCs, and turned out to be part of the resistance against the Splugorth. The captured BWW has been placed into Blitz’ pocket dimension
The other women & Eyes escaped.

The PCs went to the corral about 2 miles away, where 80 slaves were being held, and kept docile by 8 “sleep” casting machines. The PCs were able to discard the machines, and hurry the captives into the surrounding woods while a small transport was incoming.

The transport parleyed with Dimitri, Gwyn & Roland while Dancer stayed alert; Will went into a nearby set of trees.
The transport offered 1/2 of the 120 slaves on board for 6,000 in gems/gold/jewelry, due to the honor of Slayers. Dimitri had those funds.

While Dimitri and the Cyber-Knights debated if they would let the remaining slaves go to Atlantis, Will disparaged the parentage of Voice on the transport.
To which the Voice declared that if they wanted the slaves, Will would have to fight his champion. A champion in Kittani Serpent Power Armor.

During the ensuring fight, the Bulldog took tremendous damage, while destroying the hands of the Kittani pilot. At the last minute, despite the pleas of his comrades, Will saved against a Plasma Axe being planted into his compromised Pilot Compartment (MDC of his EBA was being hit).

The Voice called an end to the fight, and came out in his own Serpent Armor. He told the party that for an additional 12,000 credits of gems & gold.

The party ended with

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Hey Blitz! Watch Out For That --
March 25, 110PA (05/19/17)

After stripping the battered BULLDOG for salvageable items, WILL installed the Rail Gun on the LYNX. Then rested in the Lynx (player not present)

At 1530 Captain Crunch arrived at their position about 200miles west of Lazlo, in response to Sir Gwyn’s request for evacuation of the rescued slaves and resupply.

After Gwyn gave his accounting of the group’s actions, Crunch informed them of several matters:

  • Will has a 20k credit bounty on his head and is on multiple posters. There are bounty hunters known to have picked up the job.
  • Sorceress was warned about sharing that she knows about Tattoo Magic and Rune Magic.
  • Sir Gwyn was warned that there is an impostor posing as him: A female (Lady) Sir Gwyn.

While Crunch had his people install the requested SIX Short Range Missiles onto the Lynx, Blitz & Sorceress went to the nearby Ley Lines to recover spent PPE & have protections.
At Midnight, the group decided to move through the woods for about 2 hours to make camp.

After an uneventful evening, the PCs arrived at the Ferry between lower Michigan and Manistique Imperium. Sir Gwyn paid 120 credits for the group to cross.
Pirates had been shot upon & destroyed by the Ferryman prior to their passage, and the wreckage was visible in the water.

Shortly after making landfall, the group came across a vehicle that had been under fire prior to their arrival. They met Beth and her charge, Shaz’rhaya Dela’qeen, who was a healer.
Sir Gwyn leapt out of the Lynx to assist the women, and Felix attempted to follow…
…and fell on his face, hard enough to black out. (Nat 1)…
…to which Sir Roland brought his horse over to render assistance to his knocked out companion, bent down to pick up Felix…
…and stepped on the poor guy instead (99% rolled for horsemanship)…

While the group was assisting Beth and Shaz’rhaya, Blitz went off on his own in the forest.

He found a juvenile Fury Beetle and proceeded to open fire on it. It squealed in pain, and a loud roar was heard from the woods.
One of its PARENTS broke from the tree line, and charged Blitz, who told her “Wait your turn, I’ll get to you next”. Before Blitz could trigger his Force Field, the Momma Beetle charged him at full speed, getting a CRITICAL HIT!! *_AAAAGGGGGHHH_*Flinging Blitz several feet away into a motionless heap at the base of a tree.

While knowing that Blitz had started a stampede, the remainder of the group tried to handle the THREE other juveniles and the POPPA BEETLE. Roland successfully kills one of the juveniles.
Dancer fired at one of the retreating juveniles instead of firing on the incoming Poppa. Roland and Geyn attack the Poppa, focusing on its eyes.
Shaz, Will and Sorceress stayed behind the cover of the Lynx and Beth’s vehicle.

After the battle, when doing a headcount, Sir Gwyn realizes that Blitz is no where in sight. He goes looking for Blitz in the vicinity of the last sound heard from him. he performs PSYCHIC DIAGNOSIS and PSYCHIC SURGERY while waiting for Shaz’rhaya.

The group was healing Blitz and trying to figure out what to do with the Beetle Bodies.

XP was handed out after game, along with pay-to-date

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Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It's Off to Man'stique We Go...
March 25, 110PA (06/02/17)

BLITZ is brought in by a GAME WARDEN because he instigated a Fury Beetle stampede too close to the city of Manistique, capital of the Manistique Imperium.
All heavy weapons and Power Armor & vehicle have to be checked before entering city.
All weapons have to be checked before entering Courthouse, where Gwyn and others try to talk to the MI Public Defender.
She agrees to let Blitz go, after seeing Sir Gwyn’s Psi-Swords…. and telling him that he owes her a favor in the future.
Blitz chooses to sit in jail.

A Squirrel waves at Sorceress, who has wisely decided to stay in the hotel room rather than risking being noticed in this anti-magic and anti-D-Bee town. She follows the “Squirrel” back to a warehouse which is in fact a Dragon Bar. She quotes Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, and wants to obtain a copy of the Epic of Gilgamesh, who she’d like to meet.

Gwyn goes into a Spice Shop, tasked by Roland and Blitz with getting some cooking spices.
Upon entering, he notices the smell of decay. The shopkeeper says neighbors had UNDEAD in basement, although they were destroyed/cleaned out by the authorities.
When Gwyn returns to the party, the smell LINGERS. Dimitri identifies as some sort of undead.

Gwyn, Roland, Dimitri go to report to the DA. A Necromancer has a Dybbuk in his basement.
Spice-shop owner shows them to the Necromancer’s home.
A CIRCLE at the far side of the room was still energized as seen/sensed by Gwyn.
Dimitri failed his Lore: Magic roll, but several noted it looked like someone is cleaning up the circle.

The group tells the Jail Guard (female Ogre) there is active magic. Gwyn gives Blitz his new amor: NG Arrow Ride armor (non EBA).
the Dybbuk may be same one as escaped from Fort Muca – MD weapons will hurt them but silver isn’t needed.
Group goes back to the hotel room to get their permitted weapons and armor, to find Sorceress missing. However, they can’t figure skills out to save their lives.

When they return to the circle, Will senses pain emanating from it. Blitz is able to discern that the circle is a travel circle, with the other end not known.

They gather SORCERESS from the Warehouse club where D-Bees can be themselves. ROLAND is permitted to search for her because he is most like them. He uses SUPPRESS FEAR psionic while the others wait outside. They ARE attracting attention. Sorceress at first, wants to continue smoking her Hookah.

Blitz realizes that FAERIE WINGS are needed to activate circle, and tells the group the circle is broken. After Gwyn hacked up the silver-inlaid circle, the smell of BLOOD was noticed by Felix, Roland, Dimitri, and Blitz).
Blitz decides to start gathering some of the silver-infused material, and the room darkens as a female faerie appears, opens her mouth and a black aura emits & surrounds BLITZ as she screams in Faerie-speak (no specific phrases, just words of pain). Light returns & the aura does not dissipate around Blitz. He took most of the circle contents. After dumping the silver, the aura dissipates.

Will wants Wolfgang to store his Bulldog, and he’ll convert it to something more tool-oriented at a later time. He is offered the NG-X40 Storm Hammer (Hvy Assault & Troop Support), FT-005 Flying Titan, and NG-MRU886 Grease Monkey. He chooses the Grease Monkey. In return for having a replacement suit, he will be deducted 30% of his pay.

Gwyn suggests that to get money, the party can go to the Robodome in ISHPEMING, as well as go XITICIX hunting along the old MI/WI border.

During game, BLITZ-player and SORCERESS-player were admonished by other players for in-game antics. Apologies given.

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