82 – Reunited!

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(The party is still split, but the various sub-groups are drawing closer together.)

(Soggul has reached the circle-tower building (Map Area #35) and found it empty. He has no clue as to the fate of his friends. Cobb and Thrakazog have found Soggul’s scent trail, and are following it northward. They have just arrived at the cold warehouse (Map Area #32). Meanwhile, the other PCs remain at the safehouse, monitoring the search party’s progress via walkie-talkie.)

Behind Cover

Deeper Caves Map

Soggul surveys the scene – no friends in sight. The mutant’s heart drops a beat at that thought. Maybe they will come to the tower soon… Hopefully they are not in any danger. The building doesn’t look safe to Soggul. Something about it just doesn’t sit right with him. He looks for the nearest place to hide and hopes that his friends make it here soon.

There’s enough rubble and debris nearby that Soggul easily finds a place to hide. Huddling behind crumbled concrete blocks, he maintains a careful visual survey of his surroundings (with his poor hearing, he can’t listen for his allies).

Meeting at the Fish House

Over the radio, Cobb and Thrak hear Jumrak’s comments: “Okay guys, our original plan was to head to some kind of medical building, right? If those guys are close to finding Soggul, we should find a path that so we can all intercept each other and get on our way over there. I’m ready to go. We just need to make sure we can all meet along the way. We’ve stayed in one spot too long now!”

Kronic agrees: “Yeah, I am feeling good now. Needed a good nap and some beer! Ok, lets go get rich now! Where do you guys have the trail in relationship to the fish building?” (Cobb and Thrak explain their position, just south of the fish building.) “I think we are directly west of you… Are you near the funny track thingies that lead to the water by chance? We’ll pack up and run over to you before you continue after Soggul.”

Upon hearing that the rest of the party wants to meet up with the searchers, Thrak doesn’t want to stray from the scent trail, nor does he want to let it get old. “If you guys double-time it over here, just south of the fish freezer building, then we can follow Soggul’s scent and meet up with him too.”

Thrak continues to sniff the air and ground, sussing out where Soggul headed. “And hurry, because this has been enough of a failure of a ‘rescue mission’ already.” He can’t help but feel more harm than good has been done because of splitting the party up into three groups, and he vows silently to himself to put more thought into future actions that could lead to such similar, rash results.

Hearing the plan, Sikich gets to his feet painfully but still gamely. While he would prefer rest, he understands that we weaken ourselves by being in several smaller groups. “Tiimee too goo!” he exclaims, trying to inject energy into his voice.

Vash has been taking the time to rest and get off his feet as he listens to the radio traffic. He pauses as he listens to them talk about meeting up with the search party. “The problem is that we would have to go back through the Glowshrooms to get to the Fish House, right?”

(The fungus is thin along the tracks; you should be able to head due west without triggering a glow.)

He shrugs his shoulders. “I suppose we take a good look of that truck as we head back.” He comments as he looks to Sikich. He moves to help him up. “Needing some more medicine?” He offers.

Not wanting to waste any time, Jumrak, Kronic, Sikich, and Vash quickly set out towards the search party. You do pause briefly to examine the boxcars left on the tracks. (The GM rolls Perception Checks.) They are mostly bare inside, but look like they may have been used as a lair or camp at some point recently. The remains of a privy and small fire, can be found nearby. You don’t find any clue as to its past occupants.

Leaving the empty boxcars behind, you scurry to the cold warehouse and find Cobb and Thrakazog waiting there.


Thrak sniffs the ground, trying to regain the scent trail. (Another Perception Check.) Finding it, he leads the group further north – towards a broken circular tower of some description. Overlooking the rubble, the huge tower stands fractured and crumbling. The air here is dead quiet, and tiny dust particles seem almost suspended in space as a reminder of the stillness of this forgotten place.

(Let’s see who spots who… Soggul gets an 8 +1 = 9, and the eagle-eyed Cobb rolls highest at 18 +5 = 23.)

While still some distance away from the tower, Cobb spots his three-armed ally, seemingly safe and crouching behind cover!

What are your actions? (I will leave the reunion festivities for you to describe.)


~ by K-Slacker on 05-Aug-08.

5 Responses to “82 – Reunited!”

  1. Well once he is spotted out I say don’t make too much noise. lets just head towards soggul and wave him down and see how he is. I’ll give him a good pat on the (lower) back (darn puny flaw) and tell him good job getting us out of there! I knew you could make it.

    You looters wanted to go to the “H” building next right? Soggul and I can take point and lead that way, keeping our eyes open for trouble. I’ll have my pistol out and ready.

  2. Vash sighs with relief as they meet up with Cobb and Thraka. He moves immediately to the one who got sizzled with the invisible ray. “How are you feeling?” He asks, seeing if he can do something. Internal medicine is hard to do in the field. He looks to Cobb. “I believe I have your things?” He comments with a smile.

    As he looks at his vials and liquids, Vash looks up to Kronic, nodding. “The building must have been important to have that H. Does use to be used for flying machines.”

  3. Thrakazog, feeling much the worse for wear after the failed rescue attempt, accepts Vash’s ministrations, greets Soggul with a wry, almost apologetic grin, and slips down amidst the rubble and the dusty, dry air. “I could sure use a rest and a little rejuvenation,” he says to nobody in particular.

    “Are we far enough from our previous camp sites to stay here for a day and rest up a bit? I haven’t had the luxury of several hours with food and beer in my belly, and I’m beginning to think that’s what I could really use.” He wraps his tail around his waist, props his fullblade and rifle against the nearest wall and briefly closes his eyes, feeling safer in the presence of the entire party than he has in quite a long time.

  4. Soggul, excited to see everyone, lifts each up with a big hug. “We live to see another day, all of us!” Unashamed of his emotions, his eyes water with joy. “I didn’t know if you all made it away. I am very thankful you did… with only minor wounds.” The mutant looks to Thrak with an odd smirk on his face. He knew he did the right thing with his sacrifice, but still felt bad that Thrak got hurt.

  5. Sikich is heartened that we have got back together again.

    “Lett uss hiidee wiithiin”, he suggests, pointing to the large building ahead. He reasons that so long as we hide our tracks we should be able to hole up with for a time, especially if some of his companions can refrain from exploring for a time.

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