Sunday, 4 October 2015

Gloomwych: Prologue

This is the on-going story of Gloomwych, our second settlement. Darkholm died out very quickly and we thought about playing in Hero Mode, but it seemed like too much of an advantage.  So we created our own custom mode: Free Rolling: 10 rerolls allowed, maximum one re-roll per Hunt-Showdown-Settlement cycle.

The story of Gloomwych continues here. 

I have resin minis coming and I am going to paint those.  I'll come back and added colour pictures sometime!

White Lion Prologue
Four survivors awaken in a dark corner of the world.  They know their names are Snow, Honey, Coal and Red, not that they can speak this aloud.  Across the barren field, they blink and stare at each other, when suddenly a massive Claw tears Coal’s hand and chest.  

Honey panics and throws a nearby stone at the blur of fur and cuts the Strange Hand that is wet with Coal’s blood.  She feels a surge of strength as she sees the others grab more stones.  Emboldened, the group surround the monster, but their attacks are wasted.  Their lantern light reveals the White Lion.

A Powerful Swat just misses Honey, and the band throw themselves on the Lion again.  A Clever Ploy by the Lion makes Red slip and it bites down on her face.  Her eyes fill with blood as she’s knocked to the ground.  Snow reaches from behind and tears open the Lion’s Soft Belly and its innards trail on the floor.

The Enraged Lion Chomps on Coal’s head.  At the last second Coal dodges, but he does not think he can pull off a move like that again.  Another charge from the group and Honey bites through the beast’s Femur, slowing it slightly.

The Lion Sizes Up Coal, but cannot connect.  Snow whacks the Lion’s Shoulder with his stone, but the fur is too tough and the Lion leaps forward in surprise.  Red and Honey chase up behind and Honey does terrible damage to the Lion’s Fleshy Gut.  Drenched in blood, she’s lost in the horror of the moment and has the look of Insanity about her.

The White Lion swipes with its massive Clawed hand at Snow again.  He dodges but is just caught by the claw, slitting his eye.  As he stumbles, he realizes he’s blind on that side, a disadvantage in any fight.  Honey and Red are also down, so Coal is alone in the fight.  Taking a mighty swing to distract the beast from his comrades, he cuts the Lion’s Straining Neck.

The Lion opens his jaw to Chomp again, but can see no threats.  Bemused, it sniffs the air, knowing his prey are still around.  Now he has their scent, they know they must act.  Snow throws his stone and cuts the beast’s Brow.  The pouring blood will hinder the Lion’s attacks.  Coal throws his stone and gasps as its spinning edges slice clean through the White Lion’s Fuzzy Groin.  The Lion’s Testes roll to Coal’s feet.  The Lion glares at Coal, promising revenge, but fails to see Red’s stone as it arcs towards its Temple.  The crushing blow caves in the Lion’s skull and he falls, twitching, and dies.

The band collapses together but knows they must move on before they are detected by the next fearsome creature in this nightmare world.  The group scavenges the beast for usable parts and carry off 12 hunks of meat, skin and bone.  They leave the sharp stones embedded in the Lion’s carcass as warning that they will fight for their survival. 


We thought we were doomed when the Lion became Enraged so early on, but a few lucky hits and we had him on the ropes.  I think we got lucking with the lion missing us.  We panicked a bit and used all the founding stones to end the fight.  Our hope was that with more resources than normal (due to the criticals) we would be better off with 4 survivors and 4 endeavor than we would be if we kept some stones.  It just paid off.

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