Monday, 25 January 2016

[actual play] Kingdom Death: Monster - Lantern Year 12 - A Saviour is Born


Aiakos led Agarve, Aeson and Agron out on the hunt, with a need to train these fresh hunters. It was as they roamed the nightmare landscape they came upon a dead antelope. The scene was chilling for it meant something larger hunted in the dark. However, carrying on their hunt the party found a pool of fresh clean water, and it was there they rested. The next day they continued their hunt and found that the tracks they followed split in two. Had they found a smaller prey?

Sneaking up on the injured antelope, they found that it was grazing near the carcass of some other beast. Taking their chance the hunters ambushed the beast. Working as a team, Agarve and Aiakos tore at the antelope with sword and katar, Aiakos demonstrating his immense mastery with the sword. The other scavenged, ripping up the acanthus plants the antelope fed upon. Startled the beast began to bound around, stampeding and charging, but the hunters moved swiftly to dodge the attacks. The antelope had no more source of nourishment, nor chance to attack easily, and so the hunters lined up ready to counter charge. It was with a savage attack, literally biting at the throat of the beast, that Aeson slew the antelope.

Returning to the settlement the mists had returning, but once more, one of the party bathed in ammonia, help dissipate the mists. With the heroes returned a grand festival was held for the settlement was now very old. Aiakos and Arachne and Alcestis were some of the eldest of the camp, and they swore that they would meet the night with tooth and claw. Only the strongest will ever survive - and that will be them.

The camp was also visited by the Twilight Knight, but the camp had nothing to offer due to all the feasting.

Before the lantern hoard, Aiakos sent his time meditating, praying for more strong children to pass on his gift with swords. He was blessed with 3 more, twins to Arachne and with Alcestis a special child. The child was momentarily taken to the realm of dreams, and returned to the settlement changed. Aiakos and Alcestis looked at their child and saw his eyes blazed crimson. At last, a saviour.

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