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Freedom, Session 21
K.A. 190.26 - Priest's Defiance - Hexameron 29th(?) - Midday

Adventure Plan

Cast

PCs
Name Level Sex Race Class Role Player Luck
Mina 3 Female Human Warlord Leader Sarah
Haaku Uaari 3 Male Half-elf Cleric Leader Matt
Marc 2 Male Human Psion Controller Dom
NPCs
Kindrok 2 Male Half-giant Fighter Defender DM
Urrgos 4 Male Half-giant Fighter Defender DM

Situation

Synopsis

The PCs have encountered a templar patrol of 2 minor templars and 4 half-giant guards. They have had a short rest during their flight. If they lose this fight, they go back to the pits; consequences below. If they succeed, they enter Going to Ground again.

Location

Somewhere in Tyr.

Time

Noonish.

Weather

It’s getting downright chilly at night. Blankets are hard to come by, as they’ve mostly been taken by the stronger. The weakest, who have no blankets but need them most, are left to shiver in the cold. Occasionally it drops below freezing. There is dew every morning.

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Freedom, Session 20
K.A. 190.26 - Priest's Defiance - Hexameron 29th(?) - Morning

Adventure Plan

Cast

PCs
Name Level Sex Race Class Role Player Luck
Mina 3 Female Human Warlord Leader Sarah
Haaku Uaari 3 Male Half-elf Cleric Leader Matt
Marc 2 Male Human Psion Controller Dom
NPCs
Kindrok 2 Male Half-giant Fighter Defender DM
Urrgos 4 Male Half-giant Fighter Defender DM

Situation

Synopsis

The Revolt is dying down, though the characters don’t yet know it. The party has just defeated Terric and given the guards an ultimatum: Leave or die. The guards will drag Terric’s body back a bit and stand guard in front of him, if allowed. They will still attempt to prevent the PCs from leaving the area, but if they retreat back into the pens, the guards will not follow.

Location

Just outside the pens, near the Ziggurat.

By the way, I had forgotten that I had processing pens outside the slave pen proper. This is actually not a problem, as they’d be around the guard shack area.

Time

Morning.

Weather

It’s getting downright chilly at night. Blankets are hard to come by, as they’ve mostly been taken by the stronger. The weakest, who have no blankets but need them most, are left to shiver in the cold. Occasionally it drops below freezing. There is dew every morning.

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Freedom, Session 19
K.A. 190.26 - Priest's Defiance - Hexameron 29th(?) - Nighttime

Adventure Plan

Cast

PCs
Name Level Sex Race Class Role Player Luck
Mina 3 Female Human Warlord Leader Sarah
Haaku Uaari 3 Male Half-elf Cleric Leader Matt
NPCs
Kindrok 2 Male Half-giant Fighter Defender DM
Urrgos 4 Male Half-giant Fighter Defender DM

Situation

Synopsis

The Revolt is beginning.

Location

The entrance to the pens.

Time

Morning.

Weather

It’s getting downright chilly at night. Blankets are hard to come by, as they’ve mostly been taken by the stronger. The weakest, who have no blankets but need them most, are left to shiver in the cold. Occasionally it drops below freezing. There is dew every morning.

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Ashes of Ashes 1

Adventure Plan

Session Outline

Introduction

After introducing yourself and having introductions around the table, ask the level of experience with Dark Sun and D&D each player has. Have they played before? Have they read the intro materials? Assure them that ignorance of the setting is fine; any questions can be answered at any time during the game—keeping in mind that we only have four hours.

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Freedom, Session 18
K.A. 190.26 - Priest's Defiance - Hexameron 29th(?) - Nighttime

Adventure Plan

Cast

PCs
Name Level Sex Race Class Role Player Luck
Mina 3 Female Human Warlord Leader Sarah 2
Haaku Uaari 3 Male Half-elf Cleric Leader Matt 2
NPCs
Kindrok 2 Male Half-giant Fighter Defender DM
Urrgos 4 Male Half-giant Fighter Defender DM

Situation

Synopsis

We’re in the middle of Champion of the Cause. Mina has not had her say. Once she does, there will be a vote.

Location

Granj’s crew, near the center of the pens.

Time

Late evening.

Weather

It’s getting downright chilly at night. Blankets are hard to come by, as they’ve mostly been taken by the stronger. The weakest, who have no blankets but need them most, are left to shiver in the cold. Occasionally it drops below freezing. There is dew every morning.

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Freedom, Session 17
K.A. 190.26 - Priest's Defiance - Hexameron 28th - Nighttime

Adventure Plan

Cast

PCs
Name Level Sex Race Class Role Player Luck
Mina 3 Female Human Warlord Leader Sarah
Haaku Uaari 3 Male Half-elf Cleric Leader Matt 2
Zar 3 Male Mul Battlemind Defender Dom
NPCs
Kindrok 2 Male Half-giant Fighter Defender DM
Urrgos 4 Male Half-giant Fighter Defender DM

Situation

Synopsis

It’s a dark day in the pens. Mina has failed as a gladiator, almost dying in the process, Zar has in fact died, leaving Hakku in paroxysms of guilt, and Kindrok has returned from his imprisonment, almost dead from apparently repeated torture.

Kindrok was tortured to within an inch of his life, but eventually his captors became convinced that he had told them everything he knew.

Quick & dirty torture rules: Roll Intimidate vs. Will. Every success results in the revelation of one piece of information. A failure ends the torture. (This will not work against actual PCs, but it works for Kindrok.) | Well, that doesn’t work. Kindrok only stops being tortured on a natural 1. But it should be Will here, not Fort, because it’s presumed that the torturer can keep going until he breaks through the physical resistance of the subject. Okay, let’s try: The torturer rolls Intimidate vs. Will (with situational modifiers for equipment as laid out on pp. 37-39, The Book of Vile Darkness, but I’m not worrying about that here). If the check succeeds, the character makes a skill check to see if any information is revealed: Bluff, Endurance, or Diplomacy. Insight can be used as a secondary skill. Other skills may be used if they can be justified; for instance, Intimidate may work in some situations (threatening what will happen when others find out the character’s been tortured, for instance) After 3 failures, the character…dies? After 6 successes, the torturer is convinced that the character has told him all he knows, whether that is true or not.

This is not what I’m doing, though, or Kindrok fails/dies. Perhaps they let him go after the 3 failures, thinking they’ve told them all he knew.

Kindrok is broken. He’s become a blubbering fool. He told his torturers most of what he knew or remembered about the VA. What they really wanted was names, and he gave them three: Vistna, Quistine and Suldin.

Location

Not sure; find out.

Time

Middle of the night, I believe.

Weather

It’s getting downright chilly at night. Blankets are hard to come by, as they’ve mostly been taken by the stronger. The weakest, who have no blankets but need them most, are left to shiver in the cold. Occasionally it drops below freezing. There is dew every morning.

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Freedom, Session 16
K.A. 190.26 - Priest's Defiance - Hexameron 28th - Afternoon

Adventure Plan

Cast

PCs
Name Level Sex Race Class Role Player Luck
Mina 3 Female Human Warlord Leader Sarah
Haaku Uaari 3 Male Half-elf Cleric Leader Matt 2
Zar 3 Male Mul Battlemind Defender Dom
NPCs
Kindrok 2 Male Half-giant Fighter Defender DM
Urrgos 4 Male Half-giant Fighter Defender DM

Situation

Synopsis

Everybody’s in deep shit. This was the session I really needed to prepare for, but didn’t. Dammit.

Location

Not sure; find out.

Time

Middle of the night, I believe.

Weather

It’s getting downright chilly at night. Blankets are hard to come by, as they’ve mostly been taken by the stronger. The weakest, who have no blankets but need them most, are left to shiver in the cold. Occasionally it drops below freezing. There is dew every morning.

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Freedom, Session 15
K.A. 190.26 - Priest's Defiance - Hexameron 27th - Midnight

Adventure Plan

Cast

PCs
Name Level Sex Race Class Role Player Luck
Mina 3 Female Human Warlord Leader Sarah
Haaku Uaari 3 Male Half-elf Cleric Leader Matt 2
Zar 3 Male Mul Battlemind Defender Dom
NPCs
Kindrok 2 Male Half-giant Fighter Defender DM
Urrgos 4 Male Half-giant Fighter Defender DM

Situation

Synopsis

I think we’re at the end of Kindness of Strangers.

Location

Not sure; find out.

Time

Middle of the night, I believe.

Weather

It’s getting downright chilly at night. Blankets are hard to come by, as they’ve mostly been taken by the stronger. The weakest, who have no blankets but need them most, are left to shiver in the cold. Occasionally it drops below freezing. There is dew every morning.

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Freedom, Session 14
K.A. 190.26 - Priest's Defiance - Hexameron 25th - Bedtime

Adventure Plan

Cast

PCs
Name Level Sex Race Class Role Player Luck
Mina 3 Female Human Warlord Leader Sarah
Haaku Uaari 3 Male Half-elf Cleric Leader Matt 2
Zar 3 Male Mul Battlemind Defender Dom
NPCs
Kindrok 2 Male Half-giant Fighter Defender DM
Urrgos 4 Male Half-giant Fighter Defender DM

Situation

Synopsis

I believe we are on the verge of Mina’s escape attempt. I don’t usually like to do things at the speed of plot, but I’m going to have Kindness of Strangers happen tonight to provide her cover for this escape.

Location

Everyone is in the pens, at the shack

Time

Bedtime.

Weather

It’s getting downright chilly at night. Blankets are hard to come by, as they’ve mostly been taken by the stronger. The weakest, who have no blankets but need them most, are left to shiver in the cold. Occasionally it drops below freezing. There is dew every morning.

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Freedom, Session 13
K.A. 190.26 - Priest's Defiance - Hexameron 24th

Adventure Plan

Cast

PCs
Name Level Sex Race Class Role Player
Mina 3 Female Human Warlord Leader Sarah
Haaku Uaari 3 Male Half-elf Cleric Leader Matt
Zar 3 Male Mul Battlemind Defender Dom
NPCs
Kindrok 2 Male Half-giant Fighter Defender DM
Urrgos 4 Male Half-giant Fighter Defender DM

Situation

Synopsis

We have completed Preservers! Press Gang (though Eramas should come in again. Eremas will not ask to join the party, nor will Kindrok invite him. But Eremos will join in any fight Kindrok is involved in.), Cruel Overseer, Bully Boys, Friend in Need, Treachery, Extra Work, and Plots. Theft has been going on, and should continue.

Left to do before Part Three: Elf Brawl, Serious Offense Shanghaied (Zar; Shanghaied is still Mahlanda’s story as well; that innkeeper obviously has a racket going.) (also…where’s Chari? Still in the pits, I assume, kitchen help like Mahlanda? She will try to insist she gets rescued too when Mina tries to rescue her), Traitor, Girl Trouble, Kindness of Strangers.

  • Mina is Urrgos’ new best friend. Make sure the elves taunt them both mercilessly over this.
  • Also remember that there are several unusual races in the pens—gith, etc.
  • Don’t forget about Liurgand, who is trying to insinuate himself into the group.
  • Start pointing out that the weaker slaves are starting to die off from the decreased rations.
  • Morrow 3rd is in 9 days.

Location

Everyone is in the pens.

Time

Morning.

Weather

It’s getting downright chilly at night. Blankets are hard to come by, as they’ve mostly been taken by the stronger. The weakest, who have no blankets but need them most, are left to shiver in the cold. Occasionally it drops below freezing. There is dew every morning.

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