HeroQuest 3

Session 18

1628, Fire Season, Stasis Week (ish)

Dramatis Personae

PCs

Berra (Humakt)
Irillo (Issaries)
Maalira (Chalana Arroy)
Dormal (Eurmal)
Suuraki (an unknown god)
Valseena (Flesh Man)
Varanis (Vinga-Orlanth)
Xenofos (Ginna Jar)

NPCs

Sofala
Golod
Jar-eel (Lhankor Mhy)

Events

Valseena and Suuraki were riding in the expanded lands of Prax (e.g. Tarsh), when the Eirthan found herself suddenly alone in the darkness. She called out for Suuraki, but he did not answer. As the light began to coalesce around her she saw a strange woman in glowing white who seemed to be speaking to someone called Flesh Man (Maalira heard Flesh Man call out for Suuraki).

Suuraki noticed that Valseena was still riding, but something was wrong. He made it to her side quickly enough to catch her as she slid sideways off the bison. The Praxian hunter recognized the signs of great magic at work and so he placed his wife gently on the ground and set up camp, the better to keep her safe.

Dormal was enjoying himself at a pub in Pavis one moment and the next he was in Sorcerer’s Town. Looking around, he rather swiftly recognized Irillo and asked what trouble Varanis had caused.1“Irillo, how can I put this? What the shit did she do this time?” As Irillo tried to explain the situation to Dormal and Maalira attempted the same for Valseena, Orlanth grew impatient and decreed that it was time to continue onwards toward the Western Sea.

Vinga-Orlanth thus led her companions, Lhankor Mhy, Issaries, Chalana Arroy, Flesh Man, and Eurmal to the shore. There they met Ginna Jar who told them how to summon Sofala, the god of turtles. As they waited for Sofala’s arrival, they bound themselves together with oaths to form the Lightbringers’ Ring.

Together, the Lightbringers climbed onto Sofala’s back and the great turtle set off. As they crossed the Western Seas, they saw two beings engaged in combat on the water. Sofala swam between them and the Lightbringers split their attention. 

Orlanth and Ginna Jar went to face the dragon, while Flesh Man, Chalana Arroy, and Dormal went to deal with the other god. He was clearly wounded and the healers wanted to heal him, but he wouldn’t stop fighting. Eurmal caused ice to appear under his feet, knocking the god down and though he evaded Flesh Man, he was healed at last. Thus it was that Suuraki awoke, staring up at Endars who had seen the smoke from his fire and come to investigate.

Orlanth attacked the sea dragon by hitting him with a thunderbolt, then striking him with the sword, Death. Ginna Jar also struck at the great beast and it retaliated by crashing into the island with its body. Orlanth struck at it again and the dragon dove below the surface. It looked as though Orlanth might follow, but Ginna Jar grabbed him and ensured he stayed safely on Sofala.

A giant fish, Golod threw himself onto the turtle. He would have attacked, but Eurmal managed to persuade him that they were kin. Eurmal told the great fish god where to find plentiful fish to eat and his kinsman swam away.

Not long after, Sofala brought them ashore near the gate to Hell. For a moment, Lhankor Mhy became strange, as though another was being shoved into his form. After a moment of confusion, Humakt appeared, guarding the gate and Lhankor Mhy seemed to be both himself and Jar-eel. Humakt attempted to interrupt the Quest, appealing to Vinga to walk away, but she refused. Orlanth was determined. Humakt then tried to break the Ring, to persuade any of the Lightbringers to abandon their oaths, but they would not. Thus it was that the quest continued and Humakt was left alone.

“Just trolling Draznk.” – Salid