The Inn reset and the Legends are the only heroes in the inn. Dwarves, sci fi punks, and other oddities are the only NPCs left
-4 hours have passed
Darktimes Jesse looks at the two heroes, Hans and Humble and pulls out a cred chip reader. ”Hans, I beleive one Libertas ceeded who was the better of the TWs... 72,000 credits I belive was the more than comesurment amount to repair his TW flyer. Humble I beleive this is yours, a gift from Zacatecus, he enjoyed your singing...” She hands Humble a Harmonica made of brass and wooden finishes. Jesse looks arround the bar with a frown and whispers, ” Everything is back to normal... But... Something is bothering me... Did you bring anything with you into the inn?”
She glances at the lights in the inn, they seem to be gettign dimmer. Some of the dwarves sitting at a nearby poker table look arround as well. The larger of the four dwarves grumbles, ”Gruber what do you think is going on?”
The one called Gruber dressed in a dingy mail and a helm that has dirt smudges all over shrugs and deals the cards, ” Wadda I know, After this afternoon in the mines with that purple flamer anythin can happen.”
At the bar itself a horrible shattering occurs as the mirror breaks into 1000 pieces, its shards cover Jesse as she shrieks ducking for cover. The Lights go out, and a horrific scream followed by the low gutteral cry of the dwarves and other patrons echoes in the dark from within the inn...
React, and Notice Rolls at -6 (Danger Sense can be done at -2), but regardless of the notice roll each hero sees something out of the corner of their eye that makes their breath catch, the hairs on the back of their head stand on end, and their soul freeze from the horror... What was it and where did you glimpse it? Upon really looking it vanishes as if it was never there.
Uhhhhh... GM can I make other rolls? If you got sixth sense go ahead.
Uhhhh... Are we fucked? Nope.
Uhhh low light vision? You are not attacking anything.
Uhhh infravision, it does not produce heat.
What what does this harmonica do? Good question what do you think it does?
Pics are below examples...
Too distracted to notice the strange happenings around the inn Humble sits next to the fire place and plays. The music a deep and rich tone not possible from a human sized instrument.
As he sits there enthralled by the music he makes Humble is completely lost from thought. As the song breaks and he stops in his playing something he cannot explain moves at the corner of his eyes looking over it is not there.
Back to the music he begins to play again, each time he stops for breath and to prepare the next song, there is again a silent screams and the flash again in the corner of his eye. Stuttering Humble stands and looks around seeing nothing. Shaking his head he looks away and again sits to play more songs.
Strange, back to playing Humble again loses himself into the song. Then as his last set ends he is suddenly thrust into a scene of maddening detail, all around him there is battle, demonic horrors watching him, but somehow he is bound impossibly. Jerking to his feat he yells. "No, not here!"
The room clear again Humble looks around. What happened, what is going on? His mind is spinning and confused, each time the music stops the strangeness comes. But what is it? "Demon Cat? Hans, is the Demon Cat here?"
Is that her... is that ?!? Has she been killed... or is this just a figment of another reality that has snuck into this one?!? I will have to go back to Rifts Earth soon and look into her welfare, but for now, I will need to help my clansmen here.
Now looking to the Dwarves in the corner, Hans speaks with them
"Did I hear you right... did he call you Greuber? I am Hans Greuber... son of Zaemon and Greteel Greuber. That would make us clansmen. Me and my friend... we recently came from... lets call it another world... a FAR away world. That purple flame you mentioned, was it near the Demon Mountain? Either way, there are few causes for flames to be purple... and my friend and I have some personal experience with one... being blasted by the Purple Flame Breath of some Demonic Dragons. Demonic Demons that had been made or imbued with shards of essence of a Black Cat Demon. If you are my clansmen, it is my duty to provide all the help I can while I am here. My friend and I... well we have abilities and powers beyond what you have encountered. We should be able to help you."
The one called Gruber lets out a cry, ” it has mea! Help! Argghh!”
Both Hans and Humble feel a cold peircing increadably hard bone strike them from the darkness catching them by surprise!
Further more Hans might find himself entangled by a thick set of bone like coils.
The darkness whispers as if some horrific malificient force is perched in the ear of each hero, ” I am terror! I feed on your horrific nightmares. I am the bone lord, Naga Dire!” The creature almost seems to laugh as cries echo throught the inn as more skittering, and bone like tapping on the wood floor fills the heroes ears. It would seem like there is more than one of them.
Its horrid grating voice drips with excitement as the fear level seems to palpably rise, ” Yes... I see the sister... I see your demon... Feed me!”
Hans and Humble, resolve the above OCCs, then make a fear check at -2 (any failure gives the bone lord an extra wound, like from 3–> 4)
Environmental effects, dark thick fog -6 obscurement penalty
Hans 1d54 = 16: 16 4H
Humble 1d54 = 21: 21 9H
Bone lord 1d54 = 49: 49 JD toughness: 23(10) MD, parry 12(4), size 4 +2 hit. Improved counter attack, improved first strike, WC
Still realing from surprise the bone lord presses his attack! Another two dwarven cries, ”Akk, Gruber... It has me—-“. Chilling bone like spikes strike out from the billowing thick fog that has dark swirls of energy making it impossible to see. One hits Humble and the other Hans. Even though it is hard to see and this bine lord smells like... Well its like it is not even there. The sounds it makes and presumably the others like it are enough to drive one insane! The other folks in the inn start yelling, even the bar tender Jesse screams, ” Akkk! Stop, Stop!”
The creature chitters at the heroes hidden in the dark clouds that fill the inn, ” Yes! Yes! Feed me your hopless situation and I will feed on your carcass like those I found on the great sky chariot!”
Sammy meows perking up from his restful perch on a bar stool, ” Meow, you’d better hope that were a lie fella... I... I... Ailbhe...” Sammies voice trails off as the fear level rises faster than even he can cope with!
Step 1: Make another fear check at -2(at -3 if you failed the first one)... Really? Yup this creature has a special ability called rising fear levels, it litterally preys on fear. Any failures will only further engorge the creature adding a bonus wound it can take.
Step 2: resolve the round 1 occs. Don’t forget to resolve the surprise round first.
Step 3: Heroes can go in any order!
Step 4: +1 benny if you get to this point.
"Humble, it is not the Demon Cat. I will try to get rid of this fog as soon as I can. A simple light will not do it."
Humble feels the blows hit him and the ranting monster then he laughs at it. "Hahahahaha, demon I have no fear, my Strength comes from Fear." then hearing the others getting hurt and Hans call out Humble gets serious.
Humble has never been one to rely on his eyes. Taking a deep inhale with his nose and listening with his ears he tries to identify where his allies are.
Picking up on the monsters around them Humble roars to Hans. "I smell 5 of them" Then charging his weapons and armor up he aims himself at the monster and crushes it with his hammer up side the head. But as the blow goes through the air it misses the creature complexity.
"Hans, can you get us some light"
Jesse the usually calm and jovial purveyor of the inn coughs against the darkness. She seems to be struggling against some unseen force, ” Hans, Humble... The darkness is preventing me...” Her words are coked off by a series of harsh coughs.
Sammy leaps into action summoning his cats eyes of his forefathers(Exalted Darksight). Drawing his pistol sunshine he leaps off the bar top counter.
Then unloads a quck shot at one of the smaller creatures head, ” Meow... Its time to pay!” Sadly the shot of sunlight bounces harmlessly off the smaller bone creatures armor. Hans and Humble hear the cat mutter an obcenity under his breath.
Round 2 Draws: Bone Lord, Heroes, Bone Golumns last
Hans 1d54 = 35: 35 10C
Humble 1d54 = 30: 30 5C
Bone Lord(WC) 1d54 = 13: 13 AS toughness: 23(10) MD, parry 12(4), size 4 +2 hit. Improved counter attack, improved first strike, WC
Bone Golumn: Pace: 10 (d8 “Run”); Parry: 7; Toughness: 13 (3) Edges: Counterstrike, First Strike, Improved Sweep 1d54 = 28: 28 3C
Conditions: -6 obscurement thick dark smoke
Round 2 starts with the darkness growing even more and more palpable. Humble and Hans both might even think they could taste it. The fear level increases even more. Patrons a shrieking and loosing their minds. A few of the drawves yell out, ” Arggh! You’ll never take the gruber clan ailllll-“ Their words are silienced admist a series of gurgled cries! Hans feels another set of coils wrap arround him.
Humble hears a voice in the darkness... The image of his daughter appears before him bright as a clear day. She seems bruised and beaten. ” Father... Father... He is killing me.” She points a ragged finger at Hans. ” Stop him... Please Father.”
A frontal attack may not prove successful against the foes lf the purple flame. Perhaps something more insideous. A delay tactic for my master while he steals the life of the dormant goddess.
A soft chuckle issues from the darkness as the bones clickity cklack on the dance floor of the inn. Hans and Humble might even think a face is forming in the darkness.
Step 2: resolve your occ
Step 3: grab a benny
Step 4: your turn in any order