@Deaf--The Flying Dutchman and the Black Pearl from Mega Bloks are amazingly detailed models made for 5 year olds. The detail on the Flying Dutchman is especially intricate.
_______________________________________________________________________Week 14--Tlax: the City of Ghosts
[We had a small crowd last week. Illness, work and family is keeping people busy. Playtable and his camera were once again recording the exploits of Number One Grandson (who's team won and advanced to the PLAYOFFS!)]The Temple of Doooomm! Part V
Myth's Cathayans reluctantly returned to explore the maze of catacombs beneath the City of Ghosts. After negotiating the torturous corridors the Cathyayans confronted the Reiklanders in a wide treasure chamber. The endless broadside of blunderbuss shots decimated the Reiklanders but did not break them. Faced with a bloodied horde of Imperialist Running Dogs the Cathayans fled the chamber.
The Reiklanders lost Jochi the Dirk, a youngblood from Altdorf and several henchmen. The victorious Reiklanders managed to recover the major artifact theCloak of Feathers
from the treasure chamber. The Reiklanders have fulfilled their Objective Path!
________________________________________________________________________________________________Scourge and Purge
The Protectorate enters the City of Ghosts to search for a heretic warlock. The Sea Patrol and the Guardians of the Silent Places seek the warlock for their own ends...Chicomecoatl.
Chicomecoatl felt the spines of his crest swell with pride as his Guardians silently infiltrated the Plaza of Enduring Contemplation. To the south he could see ranks of warm-bloods approaching through the rain. The priest regretted that he had to allow the warm-bloods to desecrate the sacred ground before he could cleanse it with their blood, but his warriors' weapons could not reach the interlopers at this distance.
The priest began the litanies of the blessing of Huanchi's Stealth. Chicomecoatl anticipated the look of surprise on the warm-blood faces as his warriors faded from sight. Something struck him a mighty blow. The priest fell as though pole axed. A cry of dismay went up from the Guardians. Several skinks rushed to aide thier leader, but his body was no longer where he seemed to have fallen. More missiles fell among them adding to their confusion and consternation.
Tototl climbed to the highest level of the ruin of the Most Excelent Observatory of the Heavenly Spheres. It was the best postition he could gain in this part of the ancient city, yet it had several blind spots. No matter, across the way he saw several warriors moving across the upper level of the Temple of His Most Excellent Lord Xiisdjrk. Tototl readied the Weapon of Far Reaching Destruction. The strange cloth of the warm-bloods Tototl wore protected the magic Thunder Powder from the rain. Tototl sighted along the long barrel. In the rain it was hard to follow the furtive pointy-eared ones. KaBOOM! The Thunder Stick spoke. Tototl was shocked by the recoil.
"The shot fell low, Revered Far Killer," observed his spotter, Three Veridian Two. The pointy-eared ones scurried for cover.
"I shall make the necessary corrections," muttered Tototl as he re-charged the weaopn.
KaBOOM! A chunk of masonry near Tototl's left knee exploded into dust. Tototl nearly spilled the Thunder Powder in his surprise. He attempted to fling himself flat, not spill the powder and spot his attacker at the same time. He landed on Three Veridian Two who had dived for cover faster.
The two skinks disentangled themselves and cautiously lookded out over the city. KaBOOM! A chunk of masonry near Tototl's head exploded. Off to the west Tototl glimpsed kneeling figure covered with a shiny coat similar to the one he wore.
(Curses! The Sea Patrol have a Long Rifle, too!)"Revered Far Killer," said Three Veridian Two. "I suggest we seek a less exposed postion hastily."
"Agreed!" said the Revered Far Killer.
Two Ochre Four.
The brave known as Two Ochre Four crouched behind a crumbling wall and searched the plaza for targets. He was the farthest advance of the Guardians' warriors. He was pinned down by archers on two sides. The ones to the west were out of his range. The skink rose up quickly and shot an arrow at a bizzare warm-blood warrior rushing toward him. The warrior appeared female but her head was covered in a strange black hood, which showed none of her face. The arrow hit but did not slow his attacker.
Two Ochre Four dropped his bow and drew his daggers in a faint hope that he could strike his assailant. He had a glimpse of a glowing hammer rushing toward his head, then he had the sensation of falling and knew no more.
"Killl!" As Two Ochre Four fell, the great Kroxigor Xue charged upon the hooded assassin. More skinks rushed the laughing attacker as well. The demonic female's peals of laughter were cut short by the rising and falling blades of the desperate lizardmen.
More warm-blood warriors rushed to avenge their fallen comrade. A general melee swirled around the ruined wall as more and more fighters were drawn into the struggle. Xue fell wounded. A skink was killed outright by one of the magic hammers. The skinks fell back dragging their fallen (and the body of the hooded warrior).Chicomecoatl.The priest awoke suddenly. He was lying in a dark, dusty corridor. He could still hear the sounds of a struggle, but as from far away. He could hear water drip, but could not tell if it was still raining.He knew where he was. He had fallen through one of the Hidden Portals into the Secret Paths of Tlax. Chicomecoatl felt around in the dark and located his weapons. Luckily he was fully armed. He rose to his feet to rejoin the struggle.There was a click of a claw on stone. A low growl. The priest turned slowly. Confronting him from a few yards away was a great Cold One. He had no idea how it came to be in the Secret Paths, but that was unimportant at the moment. Chicomecoatl screamed a battle cry and flung himself toward the creature. As he rushed headlong he recited the litany of Tinci's Rage. By the time the priest's spear bit into the scaly hide the wounded, exhausted skink had been transformed into a raging killing machine. The spear transfixed the beast and it died before it could react to the charge. The priest took time to recite a prayer of thanks before he began to butcher his kill.
The Protectorate easily destroyed the Possessed Warlock, broke the Guardians and then routed the Sea Patrol as well. However, the Berserk Executioner was Captured by the Guardians.
In the exploration phase the Protectorate discovered a dead elven explorer and claimed the minor artifact, the Chameleon Skink Skin, an elven bow and other treasures.
Protectorate of Sigmar--3 CP
The Sea Patrol made no report after the battle.
Sea Patrol--1 CP
The Guardians lost two skinks killed, but captured the Templar Brienne who was richly equiped. Brienne died on Tzunki's altar.
Guardians of the Silent Places--1 CP _____________________________________________________________________________________________Sundayheim at the City of GhostsThe Vault
The Pale Moons attempted to drive some Arabyan Smugglers from a hidden treasure trove.
The Arabyans' lines hold.
The Amazons close in.
The hired ogre is a chick MAGNET!
The Man with No Name surveys the battlefield. He's a new Tilean Marksman with no luck...
Just before the end...
The Ogre is about to DIE.Rashid advanced cautiously into the dark corridor. He placed each foot carefully. One heard horrible rumors of the Scaled Ones traps. Ahead he could see a golden glow. The treasure chamber was just beyond that narrow archway...Click!Rashid froze. His eyes darted about, attempting to pierce the gloom. He could hear stone sliding on stone. Rashid leapt back!CRASH! The corridor was filled with dust. Rashid could see nothing where the archway had been. He retraced his steps toward the sliver of sunlight that marked the door to this nightmare place.
The Arabyans lost a veteran jannisary and the Ogre Bodyguard. -39 in warband rating... Exploration was kind. They found a dead adventurer carrying a useable blunderbuss and a sword.
The Pale Moons lost a new warrior, who was not captured or looted by the hapless Arabyans. As usual that was the end of their luck. Playtable rolled low for the fabulous treasure and only got around 40 gc extra. No rare items are found in 5 or 6 searches...
Pale Moons--1 CP
___________________________________________________________________________Campaign Points for Week 14
TJ--Protectorate of Sigmar (Sylvania). Objective: Burn the Witch--39
Chadwicc-- Sartosan Pirates (Sartosa). Scourge of the Seas Objective--22 CPs
Myth --Cathayan Pirates (Sartosa). Objective: Scourge of the Seas--26 CPs/1 PCP
Smalls--Sea Patrol (Sartosa), Monarch of the Seas--34 CPs/1 PCP
Bob-- Reiklanders with a Monarch of the Seas Objective--47 CPs
Von Kurst-- Lizardmen (Lustria). Cult of the Celestial Canopy--35 CPs/2 PCP
Playtable -- Amazons (Lustria). Cult of the Celestial Canopy--23 CPs
Zach--Alyssea's Sirens (Marienburgers). "The Lure of Fortune"--16 CPs
grtbrt--Wastelander Privateers (Sartosa), "The Lure of Fortune"--25 CPs(+an artifact and ship to roll for)