The Wind Below

A Stormy Marriage
Session 1

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Player Characters:

James Highbridge (Craig)
Dr. Sebastian Von Dussel (Nathan)
Aremis Saxton (JR)
Pol Redacre (Hantsch)

Non-player Character(s):

Chieftain Thamsaka Mistriki
Ayanda Mistriki
Bombatta Mistriki
Father Samuel Holloway
Martha Holloway
Professor Mary Mannion
Lieutenant Jason Norrell
Pippa Hounslow
Alexander Le Strange

Date(s):

May 7, 823 A.F.

Location(s):

Mwamba Botto (Mistriki territory)

Encounter(s)

  • Encounter 1: Mistriki Warriors
  • Encounter 2: Creatures from the Gloom

Reward(s):

Favor from the Chief of the Mistriki granted to the guests at the table thanks to Hantsch’s character discovering the hidden chieftain.

Summary

You are all honored guests at the mass wedding of one thousand Mistriki warriors sworn to the great chief Thamsaka. Among the one thousand is the most honored wedding of all, the chief’s daughter Ayanda, mending a rift between the Mistriki and their rivals the Dreykarii.

You are seated at a large table with several other Odyssian guests. The good doctor Sebastian is having a thought experiment with Father Samuel Holloway involving a curious tradition of the Mistriki chieftains. On the day of the wedding of his daughter a Mistriki chief can refuse no request, no matter how outlandish. To avoid having his kingdom taken with a wish, the chief will typically stay far away from the wedding. Airship seemed the way to travel the farthest distance.

Aremis Saxton, captain of the airship Saving Grace (it still says Rhythm Method on the paperwork) has a different theory, confirmed by Pol Redacre. Chief Thamsaka would never miss his daughter’s wedding and is likely attending, but in disguise. As the lengthy wedding drags on and the roiling clouds of a sizable gloom storm begin to climb onto the great plateau you search for the chieftain.

Before long, with keen perception, Pol discovers him. A helmed guard that looks a little too old for his duties. When you uncovers his secret he grants you a favor which you may claim later.

As the storm approaches the time has come for the wedding of Ayanda Mistriki. There is a sudden commotion. Ayanda is missing, along with several of the Odyssian guests. Thamsaka is outraged! “Seize them” he exclaims, speaking of the now suspicious Odyssian guests. As his guards close in on you, you see the Saving Grace take off from its moorings. Someone has taken the ship!

Lieutenant Jason Norrell makes a fighting retreat to his airship, the Intrepid, with supporting fire from Dr. Von Dussell’s lightning gun. You make it to the ship and pursue the Saving Grace which is headed toward Rock Ridge. As you do so you are hit by the Gloom storm, and are attacked by the mutated beasts that lie within.

You fight them off as you make your way toward the port of Rock Ridge.

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A Strange Plea
Session 2

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Player Characters:

James Highbridge (Craig)
Dr. Sebastian Von Dussel (Nathan)
Aremis Saxton (JR)
Pol Redacre (Hantsch)

Non-player Character(s):

Ayanda Mistriki
Professor Mary Mannion
Lieutenant Jason Norrell
Stitcher

Date(s):

May 8, 823 A.F.

Location(s):

Rock Ridge
The Burning Wheel

Encounter(s)

  • No combat encounters

Reward(s):

3 small diamonds each

Summary

You fly into the City of Rock Ridge aboard a skiff stolen from the Intrepid. Mr. Highbridge is carrying stolen dossiers taken from an officer’s quarters that cover the investigation of several of the Mistriki’s Odyssian guests, Mary Mannion, Samuel Holloway and a woman named Pippa Hounslow.

You land and approach the Saving Grace. You learn that the crew is fine but Mary Mannion and Ayanda are nowhere to be found and have escaped into the dockside warrens. Using Science! Dr. Von Dussell tracks them to a nearby alley where they appear to slipped into a bar frequented by smugglers called the Burning Wheel. Highbridge knows this place and asks the proprietor, Stitcher, if they might use the hidden passages. In a feat of negotiation unparalleled he manages to get the party through the wardrobe without having to pay. For many years to come no one is exactly sure how he pulled it off, but Stitcher was light some horse apples afterward.

You follow the trail through the abandoned mine tunnels using your amazing tracking abilities. Travelling beneath Rock Ridge you travel a fair distance until you come to an opening to a shear cliff. A narrow ledge extends along it and far down the length of it you see Ayanda and Mannion making their way toward a small aircraft moored on a rocky outcropping.

As you approach, Mary threatens you with a revolver but you manage to talk her out of violence. She pleads for your help, claiming that she and Ayanda must reach Odyssia, and that the salvation of the world is at stake. You aren’t sure what to make of her fantastical claim, but the diamonds she has to pay you with are real enough.

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