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PostSubject: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Wed 23 Apr 2008 - 8:34

Mordheim Day: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass.

Background

Things are not all free-wheeling, swashbuckling fun on Sartosa anymore: The Island and its piratical inhabitants have suffered greatly over the last few years; invasion, war, plague and a ghastly shortage of rum have all combined to make the place a less than welcoming safe-haven for the pirates. Many have fled the island for less troubled waters and the many small islands around the coast of the Southern Sea, Black Gulf and the Gulf of Sufaga have become make-shift ports for the erstwhile Sartosans.

The Beastlord Nethrag's ascension to Daemonhood hinged on a plan to create a vast storm in the Winds of Magic that created a huge pool of Dark Magic centred on, and trapped around, the Bloodfane; a Herdstone of unprecedented scale. When the Final Rite was performed the Dark Magic was drawn into the Bloodfane in a swirling vortex of immense power, which tore a temporary rift in reality and wove the very fabric of the Warp into the soul of the Beastlord, turning him into a Daemon Prince and "using up" the Dark Magic that was blighting the island.

This had the unexpected result of actually purifying the corruption that was blighting the Pirate Kingdom and removing the worst of the after-effect cause by the occupation by Davy Jones' Crew. There are still many fragments of "crystallised" wyrdstone scattered over Sartosa – fragments of the exploded Bloodfane, which shattered at the conclusion of the Final Rite.
The waters surrounding Sartosa were not so lucky though – beyond the coasts they are still steeped in Dark Magic that was beyond the reach of the Bloodfane, and the effect on the local sea-life has been dramatic and unpleasant.

In the east Vercuso has become cut off from the mainland by the sea. The town is deserted and can only be reached by boat but the newly-formed channels are uncharted and too dangerous for large ships. Vercuso's old harbour is however still accessible except that it's now guarded by a large and predatory sea monster which means that large ships can occasionally make passage, but not a full army. The forces of darkness used the town as the base for their work on Dragon Tooth Island for much of the first invasion, so very few of the buildings are still standing since most were stripped for timber to repair their shipping and a great number where damaged by falling fragments of Bloodfane.

~ ~ ~

Another campaign on the unfortunate island is brewing – fleets are being fitted out and armies are being mustered. Even now several small bands have made their way to the Island of Pirates in secret, hoping to get the best shards of the Bloodfane before their rivals have even set foot ashore…


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PostSubject: Tales of Cod & Cutlass   Wed 23 Apr 2008 - 8:47

ARRRRRRRRRGGGGH!
This is going to be good; I'm looking forward to the continuation of this tale. If the intro is any indication, this will be an epic.
May Fortune smile upon your dice.
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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Wed 23 Apr 2008 - 9:26

I like... a very convincing background story in an intriguing setting. I like how you accounted for wyrdstone in someplace other than Mordheim without defaulting to generic "treasure" to explain the income system. Keep us posted!

As I understand, you use a mix or warhammer and mordheim depending on the game size, as well as ship battles to tale these tales of piracy and chaos.

When you use ships is it always warhammer or do you do warband skirmishes with ships as well? If so what rules do you use for these smaller battles ( I know you use the General’s Compendium for warhammer ship battles).
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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Wed 23 Apr 2008 - 9:30

Thanks guys!

We normally allow players to use whatever they want but "Tales of the Cod & Cutlass" will be a one-day Mordheim campaign.

You already know a few of the people who are playing... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Wed 23 Apr 2008 - 12:59

Awesome! You are a born storyteller WBK.

Thanks for the background. I read it with great pleasure and a smile on my lips Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Wed 23 Apr 2008 - 14:14

Admin Tom wrote:
Awesome! You are a born storyteller WBK
So true.

Very well written and great ideas!
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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Thu 24 Apr 2008 - 16:41

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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Tue 29 Apr 2008 - 13:26

Batrep for the wreckers guild:

The ancient ruins deep below the harbour of Vercuso seemed to glow with a
green inner light as the dawn light filtered down through the polluted
water.

The divers of the Wreckers Guild held their harpoons ready against the
monsters that were rumoured to inhabit the area. Old Eight Toes back at the
Busty Rucket Inn, always spun tales of Slippery Jack, the Monster of
Vercuso. With all that had happened over the last couple of years, it was
wise to take precautions.

The wizard, encased in a bubble of magical air, stood at the entrance of the
ancient temple reading the carvings around its doorways.

Turning to Prospero he indicated the main carving.

"This shows the ancient city of Draco Sartosis and this here,"

Pointing to a second carving.

"shows the temple below the village of Vercus. The writings say the artifact
we are looking for is in the ruins of old Vercuso"

Prospero signaled his team to their next objective.

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The water rippled as the Wreckers eased themselves out of the water below
the jetties and moorings. In the distance the tentacled form of Slippery
Jack broke the surface. They had left the water just in time.

Prospero removed his breathing helmet and started issuing orders.

"Pintel. You take the twins and secure the Cod & Cutlass, try and draw that
pirate crew off Kurgan's ship.
Wesley. You give us some cover fire in case kurgans lads give us trouble.
I don't think they'll like us borrowing the Hogwasha for a few days, The Red
cutter is too small for our needs.
Joss, you Jez and Deiter are with me."

As predicted Kurgans lads were none too pleased at the sight of the Guilders
preparing to storm their Ship and after a while, even the Troll was enraged
at the prospect of the long walk home.

Seeing the guilders running to plunder the local Inn, the human mercenaries
aboard the Hogwasha let greed get the better of them and soon left their
posts for the prospect of free Rum.

Prospero and his men engaged Kurgan's Cutlery mob in the old Shanty Town
taking down a Whale, 2 cod and a minnow. Prospero wasn't sure if any were
seriously hurt, but he'd ordered his men to aim for slowing, rather than
killing. That meant striking the top fin of their suits, as back in Sartosa,
he'd seen one take an hour to stand up following a blow to the fin.

As the days battle ended, Prospero surveyed the ruins from the relative
comfort of his new ship. From the sounds emanating from the town, Kurgan's
lads had done well looting the ruins too. But Prospero was happy with the
Days takings as they sailed towards wreckers cove to the South of Vercuso.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

It took Prospero's team two days to return to the ruins, and from the masts
visible in the harbour, Kurgan had ordered another ship to move in to
transfer their takings.

Smiling to himself Prospero marvelled at the old orc's cunning, his lads
must have done really well the other day or he'd have forced them to swim.

"Joss? Where do the writings say the artifact is located?"

"According to Marius's writings he kept all his treasures locked in his
tower."

"who's holding that area against the orc horde?"

Pintel searched the ruins using his Telescope.

"Dark Elves are at the Tower, Boss. I can also see those Skaven that we
traded with the other day. Bad news is Kurgan's lad's will be approaching
them from a similar angle to us. Our best bet is an Ambush near that
building with the walled garden."

The Wreckers managed to get into position just as Hallibut and his Lads
moved in for the kill. Precision fire from the harpoon guns meant the worst
of the orks march missed the Guilds position.

By the tower, Prospro could see a fight break out between the Skaven and the
Dark elves. After a bloody fight, the Skaven retreated towards his position
pushing a wheeled strong-box.
Prospero wondered briefly why the Skaven were moving towards him until a
large orc force erupted from alleyways near the Wizards tower, directly
behind the Skaven.

Arrows arced overhead and the Skaven who was pushing the Strongbox suddenly
slumped to the ground. Momentum carried the box along a couple more metres
until the rusted axle brought it squealing to a halt.

Prospero could see several guilders in range of the un-guarded box.

"Retrieve the box lads! then fall back to the Garden!"

Young Garion leapt to retrieve the box whilst his fellow marksmen formed a
defencive screen around him. The enemy were too busy fighting each other to
notice the retreating treasure as the Wreckers guild left the way they came.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Artifact gleamed brightly on the table. Ancient text written along its
entire length.

"Joss? Is this what we needed? Can we finally locate him?"

"Yes...I think it is. Though it says here we need an artifact called 'Lord's
Reach' until then, this artifact is useless."

Smiling, prospero walked to his strongroom and walked back carrying a long
black box. And opened it in front of Joss.

"Remember last year when we went to the mainland on the Nemesis Crown job?
Well I found that in an old shrine on our way back"

"Shall we set sail for Calling Point then Lord?"

"Yes, though first I want to return to Marienburg and mobilize my army It's
Time for me to Become the Storm Rider again."

"Good. May I have the honour of Being the first To welcome Count Wilhelm Von
Deiter to Sartosa."

"Thank you Joss, send the messages. I want my army here before the Autumn
currents change. We have a land to reclaim."
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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Thu 1 May 2008 - 11:49




Game 1: Occupy Vercuso

A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy!


Vercuso: a harbour on the eastern edge of Sartosa, the Pirate Island. It used to be a seedy, disreputable and downright dangerous place but it has gone downhill recently.

During the invasions and subsequent wars much of the town was ruined, many of the houses were stripped for timber to make ships (ironic since most were built from salvaged shipwrecks!) and nearly every part of the town was ransacked, looted and generally ruined.

The most famous tavern in Vercuso is the Cod and Cutlass, on the quay-side in the docks. Even though it is now a ruin the tavern still acts as a focal point for much of the activity in the town. The presence of massive amounts of Wyrdstone (fragments of the shattered Bloodfane) draws dozens of small warbands to search the ruins, hoping to find enough to make their fortunes.

~ ~ ~



A strong stench of dead fish wafted through the harbour district. As the morning mists were burned away by the rising spring sun, Murlok the Shaman shaded his eyes and squinted down the street. The rest of the Halibuteers waited impatiently, gathered around their leader, Kap’n Hadduk. In the distance Murlok could see something moving and he pointed it out to Hadduk – just a glimpse but someone rushed from ruined building to ruined building. A few seconds later and three more figures scampered across the street about a hundred yards ahead.

“Dis is da place Kap’n” muttered the Shaman.
“Well we ain’t the first here but we gotta make sure we have control of the port. We can’t let them bilge-swabbers and chum-buckets think they can just do whatever they like!” said Kap’n Hadduk.
The Halibuteers grinned and nodded silently in agreement.
“Roight, let’s go!” said Hadduk and jumped up, the Fishmen followed him as he ran into the Shambles.


~ ~ ~

Shouts and cries rang out. Swivel-gun, handgun and pistol fire echoed through the town. The ringing clash of steel on steel filled the streets. Seven warbands ringed the Cod & Cutlass; all intent on being the dominant force in this vital area. Control the docks: control the town!

The Pirates
Pugwash’s Pirates: A band of scurvy dogs lead by Captain Kharn.
The Wreckers Guild: Pirates from Marienburg equipped with underwater breathing apparatus.
The Sneakers: Skaven Assassins and Wyrdstone hunters.
The Unpronounceables: Dark Elf Corsairs

The Orcs
Kap’n Hadduk’s Halibuteers: The Fishmen of Sartosa
Ug Ugg Uhg-ug: Savage Cave-Orcs from a time before history.
The Boring Boyz: Orcs from the Great Forests of the Empire

~ ~ ~




The Halibuteers split up; some climbed the walkways over the Shambles while others headed for the Gatehouse. The Boring Boyz left a couple of Sentries in the Wizard’s Tower and headed north for the Pie Shop while the Unpronounceables headed south for the Pie Shop. A fight was definitely going to start there!

The Sneakers occupied the Revenue House, scampering over the wall into the back yard and looked greedily towards the Sailmaker’s Shop. The Eshin Sorcerer was a little incautious and was fried by a jet of green lightining from Oooog, the Savage Orc Shaman who, along with the rest of Ug Ugg Uhg-ug, had camped in the Sailmaker’s Shop and was looking rabidly towards the Revenue House!




Pugwash’s Pirates boarded the Hogwasha and surveyed the town from her raised forecastle. Their swivel-gun could reach almost any point they could see and they planned to make its existence felt! The Wreckers Guild emerged from the water, having walked to the town. They headed south for the Shambles leaving a few harpoon gun armed Wreckers in cover at the harbour-side to watch their backs.

The Squigtapus (known to some as “Slipery Jack”) moved silently through the dark waters. It was hungry and sensed the chance of a tasty lunch.

~ ~ ~




Suddenly it got really bloody, really quickly! With a squeal and a roar the Sneakers and Ug Ugg Ugh-ug fell upon each other in a ferocious frantic melee: Hythe the Sneak, angered by the death of his Sorcerer leapt on Ugg and impaled him with a fighting claw in the dank street between the Revenue House and the Sailmaker’s Shop. In revenge Ugga-Ugg delt Hytje a terrible blow with his club. Garin, the Skaven leader, skewered Uggg as he burst into the Revenue House.

The Unpronounceables reached the Pie Shop and coldly dealt with Squiggy Squig –a the first of the Boring Boyz to get there.





As Murlok the Fishman Shaman climbed the broken wall of the Gatehouse, accompanied by two fishy hench-orcs, the Boring Boyz decided not to contest it (much to the annoyance of one of the Boring Boy’s Goblins who made his feelings clear in a tirade of foul language and abuse aimed at hi mob!). The Fish Troll stood still and dribbled a bit and Chum, the smallest Halibuteer, also took offence at something and stopped to scream high-pitched insults at his fellow Fishmen.







The Wreckers moved quietly and efficiently into the Shambles and took up firing positions overlooking their sometime allies the Fishmen.




~ ~ ~




The fight for the Sailmaker’s Shop and the Revenue House got even nastier! Oooog the Shaman zapped Bleaksneak with a blast of green energy, Uggg clubbed Sneaky Sneak to the ground with a furious rain of blows and Garin knifed Ugga-Ug (a Savage Orc Big’Un) in the back. Ugggg was pounced on by Backstabba Sneak as he finished Sneaky but it didn’t go Backstabba’s way - Ugggg made short work of the unfortunate Skaven.

With a howl the Boring Boyz rushed the Pie Shop in vast numbers and a whirling and confused fight erupted: A Goblin spiked Urial in the kidneys with a spear, then Mathiew the Dark Elf sliced up a Boring Boy Big’Un but another Goblin chopped the back of Mathiew’s knees and brought him down in revenge. Lhunaru’s superior sword-work overcame the Boring Boyz’ Boss.






In the Shambles Joss Merlin of the Wreckers Guild unleashed a hail of magical silver darts at Kod the Halibuteer, who fell from the wooden rofftop walkway with an indignant cry. Prospero took careful aim at Kap’n Hadduk with his duelling pistol and felled the fishy Orc Boss with a single shot. Murlok and his mates reached the top of the Gatehouse and took cover behind its stone walls. The Orc Shaman prepared a magical defence in case anyone else tried to get in, but no one dared try to winkle them out. Makrul the Fish Big’Un scrambled into the Cultists House through a window.





~ ~ ~

Chum the Goblin scurried along the ladder between the Shambles’ roof and the Cultist’s House window and dived to safety as a hail of harpoons and pistol bullets zipped past his fishy tail.



The Boring Boyz made a mess of the Unpronounceables while the Skaven leader Garin was strangled by a frothing Ugggg! A Goblin drove his squig-prodder into Lhunaru, a Boy pushed Dalva down and stamped on his head, and the remaining Boring Big’Un punched Naggairo to the floor and the Boring Boyz made short work of the fallen Elf. The Dark Elves were dealt with…

~ ~ ~



The Wreckers took possession of the Cod and Cutlass and made a big show of looting the bar, while their shipmates got ready to board Da Hogwasha: the pirate crew had left just the swivel gunner and his mate on-ship; the big gun sent a cannonball hurtling across town and narrowly missed Dagon the Troll. The rest of the Pugwashes followed the Wreckers towards the Cod and Cutlass licking their lips thirstily.

The Sneakers fell back to lick their wounds, having been finally driven out of the Revenue House.

~ ~ ~





The Wreckers slipped over the gunwales of the pirate ship to outnumber their allies, Pugwash’s Pirates, on board. But the pirates didn’t care as they took the Cod and Cutlass from the handful of Wreckers and were further distracted by the death of Kharn, their captain, at the hands of Oooog the Savage Orc Shaman.

Dagon the Fish Troll was on the receiving end of a barrage of fire from both the human pirate warbands but managed to survive it all unscathed. The rest of the Halibuteers kept their heads down – and who could blame them with the swivel gun roundshot and Wrecker’s harpoons lobbed in their direction every time they so much as poked a flipper into sight! Ug Ugg Uhg-ug took possession of the Revenue House and the Boring Boyz set to loot the Pie Shop and look through the maps, charts and logbooks stashed in the Warehouse.

~ ~ ~

Pugwash’s Pirates: 1VP (The Cod and Cutlass)
The Wreckers Guild: 8VP (The Hogwasha)
The Sneakers: 0VP
The Unpronounceables: 0VP
Kap’n Hadduk’s Halibuteers: 10VP (Gatehouse 6, Cultist's House 4)
Ug Ugg Uhg-ug: 9VP (Sailmaker's House 2, Renvenue House 7)
The Boring Boyz: 8VP (Warehouse 5, Pieshop 3)


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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Thu 1 May 2008 - 12:19

hahah! Good work. Thanks for the battle report.
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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Thu 1 May 2008 - 16:31

Thanks for the report WBK!

Made a clone of it on TBMB. Awaiting Game 2 eagerly! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Thu 1 May 2008 - 21:07

That was awesome. I hope to have warbands and terrain that nice looking one day, as well as the will to write a battle report so entertaining.
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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Fri 2 May 2008 - 3:08

That was absolutely incredible, a great series of stories, backed up by some beautiful photos of inspiring scenery, & great minis; I can die with a joyous heart; I've seen the Promised Land. Er, well...maybe I won't go that far.
I've read through this epic, Tom's battle report,& the earlier reports several times now. The different levels of play supported by all the fluff are a very attractive approach to gaming. You've achieved a level of table top adventuring that I've been dreaming of for all of my gaming/modeling/painting life. A HARDY WELL DONE TO ALL YE SCURVY KNAVES, ARRRH!

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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Fri 2 May 2008 - 11:37

DeafNala wrote:
You've achieved a level of table top adventuring that I've been dreaming of for all of my gaming/modeling/painting life.
To be honest, I've been dreaming of acieving this level all my life too!

Does this mean I have reached Gaming Nirvana?! Viking


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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Mon 5 May 2008 - 3:31

Game 2

Treasure Hunt


No sooner had word got out, that a magical artefact was stashed-away somewhere near the docks, than all the warbands active in the town descended on the harbour and started turning over the houses.

Pugwash’s Pirates had poor luck from the moment they got into port, Their launch pulled alongside the Hogwasha’s cutter and they crossed onto the Orc boat. But when they tried to board the Hogwasha over the broken gangplank from the cutter the lead crewman lost his footing and slipped into the water below! To make matters worse he grabbed the man behind him and pulled him off balance, he clapped onto the man behind him and so on. pretty soon four pirates were thrashing around in the docks!

Slippery Jack, the Squigtapus, sensed their struggling and darted towards them...













~ ~ ~

The warbands searched building after building until an ill-advised shout of celebration from a Dark Elf in the Wizard’s Tower echoed across the bay! The Wreckers Guild and the Sneakers were closest to hand and, like all the other warbands, made a hasty rush towards the Wizard’s Tower.



~ ~ ~

As the Halibuteers ran across the Walled Garden Mino the Goblin started hurling abuse at Fishman Marlin’s back, for some real or imagined slight. The Orc thought it was Sprat being so insolent and cracked the poor Goblin’s skull! Mino realised that he had got away with it by the skin of his teeth and kept his mouth shut from then on.







The Squigtapus furiously lashed out at the floundering pirates and the scurvy-addled buccaneers fended off its tentacled terrorising and the cabin-boy Roger (who was still on the cutter) managed to injure the sea-spawn and it fled to the deep.

Backstabba Sneak took down Fishman Big’Un Makrul with a carefully aimed sling stone.



~ ~ ~





As the two Orc mobs sprinted through the Shambles towards the Wizard’s Tower and the loot they converged into a single yelling, bawling, roaring mass. A great column of aggression that swarmed through the Gatehouse archway and crashed into the Dark Elves. Oooog the Shaman clubbed Uhrial in the chops and the Unpronounceable dropped like a sack of taters. One of the Boring Boyz knocked Delmah down with his shield and stuck him with his sword.





A Wreckers Guild henchman took deliberate aim with his harpoon gun and fired. Kap’n Hadduk was hit in the leg and fell, skidding to a halt face down in the dirt in the garden. The Halibuteer’s bad luck continued as Bleak Sneak’s sling stone knocked out Marlin the Fish-Orc.



The Dark Elves, overcome by the Orcish onslaught, dropped the artefact and it was scooped up by Garen Sneak - the leader of the Skaven Sneakers. He took one look at the advancing green horde and fled for his life, clutching his loot.

~ ~ ~

The final straw for the Dark Elves was Squiggy-Squig mauling Lhunaru, this sent them running for their lives. As the Halibuteers reached the far side of the Walled Garden Dagon the Troll took repeated hits from the Wreckers and the Skaven. His regenerative powers coped for a short while but finally a harpoon thudded into his back and he fell heavily.

~ ~ ~





Sneer Sneak took a heroic diving leap from a third floor window, hit the ground rolling and carried on running as if nothing happened! Marlin stood agog at this feat of gymnastics so Backstabba took advantage and stabbed the gawking Orc in the belly.







Murlok the Shaman and a couple of Fish Boyz veered off for the Cod and Cutlass and the Shaman blasted Awkward Davis, a crewman of Pugwash’s Pirates.

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Prospero coldly aimed one of his finely crafted pistols at Mino the Goblin - who spotted the gun and squealed and turned to flee, only to be shot in the back. While Pintelli dealt with the prone Fish Troll. In the street between the Cod and Cutlass Barnabus fenced with one of the Backstabba Sneakers, after a few brief passes the Wrecker kicked the Backstabba in the knee and ran him through as he toppled over.





In the bar of the Cod and Cutlass Makrul the Fishy Big’Un smashed one of the pirate’s pressed men in the teeth with a steel scaled gauntlet.





Slicer Sneak knocked one of the Wreckers down and was about to finish him off when the Orcs caught up with them, the Boss of the Boring Boyz kicked him out of the Warehouse doorway.

The fight for the Artefact hung on a knife-edge as Uggg smacked Sneer Sneak with his stone-headed club, while the Ugggs took on and bested a pair of pirate crewmen near the fountain.





The Artefact rolled along the street unattended as the Orcs swarmed through the Gatehouse archway. Prospero looked around furtively then picked up the precious thing and stuffed it into his pouch. The Wreckers fell back in good order as the Skaven squeaked and squealed in fear - the Orc horde was upon them!









As the Wreckers disappeared with the loot Makrul made a lone rush along the jetty towards the Hogwasha but Pugwash and two of the dripping-wet mates stood in his way. With a loud explosion and a cloud of smoke the Fishman crashed onto the decking.



~ ~ ~

The Wreckers Guild won the game and got a random Magical Artefact.

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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Mon 5 May 2008 - 4:19

Bravo, an epic adventure! The sequel was just as good as the original game/story. The fluff on this sucker ought to be a trip. The Wonderous Device of Unwanted Attention passing from character to character was great lol! !!
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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Mon 5 May 2008 - 6:01

LOL @ "Slippery Jack" Very Happy I didn't realise the squigtopus had a name!

Great report!

and a loud to my fellow horde members WBK and Zelophahad!

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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Tue 6 May 2008 - 5:30

I'm in favor of forming the Slippery Jack Fan Club. We could get together now & then & toss the old boy an elf or two.

Nice model, Adm'rul. BTW have I seen you on the-waaagh forum?
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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Tue 6 May 2008 - 5:43

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BTW have I seen you on the-waaagh forum?
Possibly a while ago - I haven't been on there in a few months though... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Wed 7 May 2008 - 5:36

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I'm in favor of forming the Slippery Jack Fan Club. We could get together now & then & toss the old boy an elf or two.
Ha! I missed that...
Great idea. Very Happy

Don't worry Slippery Jack will return... along with another couple of sea monsters I'm planning on making!

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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Wed 7 May 2008 - 6:43

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DeafNala wrote:
I'm in favor of forming the Slippery Jack Fan Club. We could get together now & then & toss the old boy an elf or two.

Don't worry Slippery Jack will return... along with another couple of sea monsters I'm planning on making!


That wouuld be SOOO COOL.
Tales of the Sea, of sleazy harbor towns, & the strange Denizens of the Deep are so much a part of my personal experience & more so, from the stories of my Great Uncle Gus, one time merchant sailor & rum runner during Prohibition. The exploits of you & your mates have struck a resonating chord in my psyche, & sent me off on a perilous new path. Thanks for the motivation.

May be I could do up Jack's sister, Scurvy Sue [pink tenacle of course].


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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Wed 7 May 2008 - 7:18

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That wouuld be SOOO COOL.
Tales of the Sea, of sleazy harbor towns, & the strange Denizens of the Deep are so much a part of my personal experience & more so, from the stories of my Great Uncle Gus, one time merchant sailor & rum runner during Prohibition. The exploits of you & your mates have struck a resonating chord in my psyche, & sent me off a perilous new path. Thanks for the motivation.

May be I could do up Jack's sister, Scurvy Sue [pink tenacle of course].
I think I'd like your Great Unkle Gus!!

Moby Git, The Kroaken, Old Albert, The Ezox, Yella Pete and Squigzilla will all feature in Sartosa 3: Pieces of Eight...

With your permission I'd like to name one of the sea-beasties "Great Unkle Gus" in his honour.

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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Wed 7 May 2008 - 8:22

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With your permission I'd like to name one of the sea-beasties "Great Unkle Gus" in his honour.


Permission granted. I'd be honored, & he would have gotten a kick out of it. He seemed to get a kick out of just about everything in life. To roam the seas again is indeed a fitting tribute to a fine old guy. Thanks.

I can almost hear him saying "Arrrh, have I got a tale for you, kid." That's how his "stories" always began.
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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Wed 7 May 2008 - 9:54

Slippery Jack fan club: count me in. Where do we buy the t-shirts?

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PostSubject: Re: Tales of the Cod & Cutlass (Flame On - Saturday 26th)   Thu 8 May 2008 - 4:55

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Slippery Jack fan club: count me in. Where do we buy the t-shirts?

Hehehe: Here:
http://www.zazzle.com/slippery_jack_fan_club_shirt-235117214826802212

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