A Gentle Deep Carbon Observatory Nightmare - Episode 1004 Mar 2021
The Lock River is a weird place, but the worst part was behind. Now everything ahead is just a pacific stroll trough the endless waters of the river. Or is it?
Thelonius almost forgot he saved a man’s life in the last session as he began this one insulting the Optical God’s faith and the people in the church. Everyone else tried to learn a bit more of the Gospel Of The Optical God, but no one took it too seriously. The church gifted them a Canoe in exchange for the promise of closing the dam, so the whole party took it and headed north.
And here it began. I understand the river is a scary place and I didn’t expect my players to interact with everything. But they proceeded to ignore every single encounter and location I threw at them. The Dueling Wizards, the church, the forest, the Tombs and the Copse. The only thing that stopped them from rushing towards the dam were the random encounters.
Their very first encounter happened near the Eel Trees. A poisonous bolt hit Varika? Vanika? their last porter, for 4 damage and she died on the spot. If you know you know. Then they saw a boat following them and some figures in the trees. Then they encountered some Kapeks that were searching for their leader. The reaction roll was neutral and the party expressed hostility towards the Reed-People so no fight ensued.
A couple of hours later the group arrived at Pollnacrom, just after encountering a Horse-Shoe Super-Crab. They saw the golem tearing down the houses, but as usual ignored him and just focused on saving one of the citizens from the cold water and interrogated him. Marius knew little but they decided to take him with them, at least until the next village. He told them about a Mill up north so the group headed there to pass the night.
Right outside the mill a curious encounter happened. They met another Kapeck, an intelligent one this time. He proposed them to accompany the party in exchange for help reaching the dam.
The session ended with the group’s night rest interrupted by an attack of zombies that rose from the murky waters.
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