Saturday, July 20, 2019

Don't Even Fix A Price - Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea Actual Play Session Report III

Today we got together to continue our  Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea game with DM Steve. We've been dealing with the revelation that the bastard captain whose taken us to our enchanted island is not who he claims to be at all but the Greco Roman god  Charon in disguise!! Session report I here  And session I part II right over here. 

Ray Harryhausen Clash of the Titans Charon 

A hop over the side and we were in the thick of getting our collective butts in a sling with the seas churning into storm wracked oceans of terror filled to the brim with undead! 'You will work for me now adventurers or your souls shall belong to the horrors around you!' Charon chowled into its storm!
'What do you want lord of the passage our clerk croaked into maelstrom around us?' the cleric managed before the lord of the dead.
Del Teigeler artwork from AS&SH 
'You will go to the enchanted isle of Chrybi & retrieve the tridant of Nodens to return to me! You will do this or the sea of the dead will taste your very souls fools!' Now all of us players looked at each other & we've not even heard of the enchanted isle of Chrybi?! But when Charon gives you a command in a sea of dead you damn well listen!

Wenceslaus Hollar  (1607–1677 )  Aeneas and Charon. 

On all sides the seas were boiling & the moaning of the dead could  be heard! We rolled saves to keep conscious but passed out from the cacophony that filled our PC's ears! We awoke hours & hours later on the beach of some strange island to the roar of dinosaurs & monsters of all stripes. We have no idea where we are at this point!

We're damn well lucky to be alive at this point & my PC with a successful roll or two determined that the the party is on the outer parameter of Hyperborea. I know that DM Steve is a huge Ray Harryhausen fan as are the rest of our group & this whole mini campaign of his has something to do with the classic Clash of the Titans film from '81.

But I also know that DM Steve has been paying attention to various Jeff Talanian promotions of his upcoming  Kickstarter; "Tomorrow night (Sunday, July 21) our seventh Kickstarter campaign, "HYPERBOREA: Otherworldly Tales", goes live at 8pm EST. Please consider pledging your support! Illustration by Diogo Nogueira.…"

Now the question is if we're gonna survive long enough to find out what the trident of Nodens is?!  Tune in next time for the next installment of this mini campaign whist I find myself on the wrong side of the screen. 

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