Saturday game: 10/10/2015
In-game date 12/16-12/24
Spoilers: We lost a drillcar, but that trident is banging!
Harsk and Luca build a bathtub that manages to float in their attempt to float their way down to the Life Engine. They meet a man with bodyguards wearing iron gauntlets.that sells them some swamp shoes and top hat that seemed to dispense endless wolverines. He seemed to worship the Blue King and told them a parable of how awesome the Blue King is.
A few days later as they are travelling, Harsk manages to crash the bathtub and also loses his bitching plate mail. Three men get sucked into quicksand-like pits, they also come across a sand spider and eat like kings. Harsk sends the spider carcass through for Dale’s enjoyment
At nighttime, they meet a man in a bee suit. He says there’s a land in the south that’s very hot, dominated by the damned demons, a peninsula of Zorbon. The Mouth of Zorbon will eat you up. All hell is waiting for those who travel Zorbon’s land by demons. He says there was once a great kingdom with food as far as the eye can see. After the world ended, Zorbon showed up, so he’s been around for awhile. On the night of 12/22, they pull the drillcar through.
The next day, the drillcar manages to fill up with water. They manage to escape, but lose the drillcar. They then have to travel for 2.5 days on a forced march. As they slowly started to make their way, the water overtakes them and they begin to drown as their strength fails them after 24 hours straight of walking. Harsk realizes there is no way to save Luca and himself and bitterly decides to leave the man who almost became a slave with him behind, praying to Cayden Cailean for the strength to survive. Luca prays to the Blue King for the strength to live as the water fills his lungs, his face begins to morph into a fishy visage and the trident propels him through the water and he saves Harsk’s life. They manage to survive their harrowing ordeal and Harsk passes out, noticing that Luca’s visage and forehead seem warped by the blue symbol much like the cultists’ faces were. As the darkness overtakes him, he resolves to tell Gullycloak about it.
Once he wakes up, they attempt to board a log and use the trident to get to the peninsula. They begin to head down to the Life Engine. They see a ton of activity in the air as they travel down and avoid it. At night, Harsk tells Silotown about the events of the past week and that Gullycloak needs to fix this problem ASAP or Silotown will be in grave danger. He also retrieves the orb needed to activate the Life Engine along with some torches.
12/24 dawns and they are followed by some wolf-headed demonic creatures. They seem to have some sort of natural camouflage, but Harsk is barely able to see their shimmering forms against the desert sand. He manages to kill one of them, but the other manages to escape, leaving a trail of footprints away from them. Harsk deduces that it was probably a scouting team of Zorbon’s and that they should get out of there before more show up.
They manage to make it to a collection of dark spires emerging from the ground that seem man-made. They seem to have found the Life Engine, thanks to Luca’s mystical guidance. They see multiple entrances and enter one. As they see the stairs leading deep into the ground, they look to each other and then back to the hole.