Saturday's Game

CosmicCowboy

Mongoose
I've been building the campaign towards a session that would deal with one of the character's backstories. Since that player was absent from the last session, it was decided that he had struck out on his own, and the other characters were looking for him.

His backstory: Kanado is a deserter from the Aquilonian army. He had a fling with an officer's daughter, and had to flee for his life. That officer is a captain of the guard, and wants his revenge. Kanado's brother was sent off to die on the front lines. Documents have been forged that show the parents owe the captain large sums of money. In exchange for not throwing them in debtors prison, he will take Kanado's sister as his concubine.

Satuday's session started with the remaining character's (Kaz and Adambo) returning to their ship in Argos to find Kanado missing. A brief search led them a tavern, where he had been seen speakng with some Aquilonians. After stating there was a cash reward for information, they were told to meet an informant in a town square in the middle of the night.

Kaz and Adambo gathered 10 of their crew, and left a trusted follower in command of the ship. They went to the square at midnight (didn't bother to scout it out) and walked in to an ambush. The ensuing fight left them 4 shorter on their crew, and the market square in flames. They were able to make it back to their ship and cast off. Going on their best guess, they set sail for Aquilonia.

A few inquiries at riverside towns eventually led them to Tarantia. They found that Kanado was in imprisoned, and due to be executed at the week's end. His sister had been removed to the captains home, and was kept there forcefully. His parents were facing evicition from their home.

The next session will involve a jail-break, a rescue, and (if I know my players) an assassination. I'm looking forward to it.
 

Bregales

Mongoose
Cool, thanks for the post. Several of us have been putting writeups of our sessions on these boards, and I for one love to see what others are doing myself. An interesting twist on a classic premise, I'm wondering if the Captain of the guard is in cahoots with anyone else/how he got the situation set up the way it is. (Is he in league with a corrupt minor noble, etc.) Just putting words on the screen. :twisted:
 

CosmicCowboy

Mongoose
Bregales said:
An interesting twist on a classic premise, I'm wondering if the Captain of the guard is in cahoots with anyone else/how he got the situation set up the way it is.

He's basically a mobster. He uses his men to shakedown the citizens for money, and uses bribes or blackmail to get his way.

There is a local magistrate who would love to see the the captain exposed, should the characters investigate and discover this option. They seem pretty geared up for storming the estate, rescuing the damsel, and assassinating the captain. I think they're betting on never returning to Aquilonia.

They are thinking, though. They're debating on whether to spend a fate point to ensure that there is a delivery of supplies to the estate that they can sneak in on. I'm pleased with that, as it has taken them a while to get used to fate points.
 

Bregales

Mongoose
CosmicCowboy said:
He's basically a mobster. He uses his men to shakedown the citizens for money, and uses bribes or blackmail to get his way.

There is a local magistrate who would love to see the the captain exposed, should the characters investigate and discover this option. They seem pretty geared up for storming the estate, rescuing the damsel, and assassinating the captain. I think they're betting on never returning to Aquilonia.
Aha, I thought you might have something like this figured out. I enjoy adventures, stories where there are plans within plans and factions with differing agendas.
CosmicCowboy said:
They are thinking, though. They're debating on whether to spend a fate point to ensure that there is a delivery of supplies to the estate that they can sneak in on. I'm pleased with that, as it has taken them a while to get used to fate points.
That's great. My guys haven't really tried these kinds of things (without me practically asking them to ask for it). Good to hear, thanks.
 
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