Monday, March 17, 2014

Old Country for No Men, Session 0

(Interested parties may read about the whole thing here.)

The Planar Trade Consortium contacted the Shields of the Sorrowfell (from Khaldun) and the Mourners of Saerun Road (from Eberron) to clear the top level of Skyfall delve so as to expand the settlement there.

She of the Dying Light
Local tribal leader, She of the Dying Light, met with the outlanders before sending them on their way.  She mentioned the name of one Iathacl the Storyteller, a fellow Purple Man tribesman who apparently recovered a suit of power armor from the armory before disappearing; whether he fled for other domains or was simply killed and devoured is unknown.

The Shields of the Sorrowfell and the Mourners of Saerun Road encountered several creatures — tribes of bulbous-headed savages, mummies searching for holy relics, oozes, sorcerers comprising hordes of worms, and suchlike.  Notably, the Shields of the Sorrowfell accidentally activated the relic the mummies sought, summoning a meteor storm.  The ensuing tremor apparently attracted a dolm worm from the caverns below, although the Shields managed to slay the beast.  However, the hole it made in the floor of the ship's armory provides a convenient place to delve into the lower levels of Skyfall.

Cathorso, now deceased
The Mourners of Saerun Road came upon a tribe of Green Men performing salvage in the upper reaches of Skyfall delve, and briefly allied with them.  Their leader, Cathorso, indicated they were sent on behalf of a sorcerer named the Traveler of Roads Untrod.  Cathorso suggested that their leader would wish to meet any off-worlders, and the Mourners agreed.  When they reconvened with the Shields of the Sorrowfell, they all traveled to meet with the Traveler.

The Traveler of Roads Untrod
Of course, when the outlanders met with the Traveler of Roads Untrod, he revealed that he wanted to used them as experimental components in his summoning rituals.  When pressed, he used some piece of Space Alien technology to flee for parts unknown, although his cultists (including Cathorso) and his summoned black pudding all perished at the hands of the off-worlders.

With the top level of Skyfall delve cleared, it seems likely that the Planar Trade Consortium will begin publicly advertising the place through the appropriate channels, particularly some of the common rooms and pubs in the Snail Quarter.

The Consortium has no way of spreading rumors about such things throughout Carcosa, but Carcosan adventurers have a habit of finding these sorts of places on their own, with or without advertising.

Addendum: There is a rumor among the Purple tribesmen that one of the outlanders was seen going off with She of the Dying Light one evening, and they did not return until late the next morning.

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