Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sicatra - Vengeance For the Fallen - Game Session 1

Adventuring Party
Altehr'un (PC – Brawny Avatar – God of Harmony, Clockwork, Timekeeping, and Glass)
Amorenai (PC – Versatile Avatar – Goddess of Athletics, Beauty, House cats, Love, the first Moon, Music, and Songs)
Ghermukhannu (PC – Agile Avatar – God of Guile, Journeys, Monkeys, Mischief, and Travelers)
Imir (PC – Brainy Avatar – Goddess of Time, Fate, Space, Portals, Rebirth & Beginnings, and Starlight)
Ka’Johnar (PC – Versatile Avatar – God of Horses, Logic, Sacrifice, and Tactics)
Sulio (PC – Versatile Avatar – God of Illusions, Mirages, Personas, Chameleons, and Performance Art)

Gram (NPC – Brainy Avatar – Semidivine being who determines where the dead go in the afterlife)
Ilios (NPC – Versatile Avatar – Death, the Dead, Endings, Treasures, Knowledge, Eclipses, Crows, Ravens, and Wolves)
Morag (NPC – Brawny Avatar – Semidivine being who eats the souls of the profaned dead)
Rayna (NPC– Agile Avatar – Goddess of Archery, Games, Messengers, Running, and Tracking)
Talutha (NPC – Versatile Avatar – Semidivine being who is the collector of souls)

The Story Thus Far…
The world of Sicatra has been turned upside down by the war between the gods of the 10,000 Heavens and the giants. Led by their Emperor, Kasmir, the gods have pushed the giants back from the four corners of the earth to their home nation, Avarda. Having besieged Avarda for nearly two decades the giants have held out, but their strength is fading. In a desperate move they have kidnapped the goddess Imir in a bid to force Ilios, the god of death, to surrender to them. Fueled by a cold rage Ilios begins to hammer at the Avardain defenses until they crack and Kasmir leads the combined forces in an assault against King Colborn, while Ilios leads a small group of trusted friends and allies to free his wife from imprisonment. The war that has lasted for centuries is coming to a close and will be decided very soon…

Weather: 51º F; 15 mph winds from the east; snowing
First Month, 12th Day, 4179 of the First Age
Cold Born Castle, Avarda

The small band of deities make their way inside Cold Born Castle thanks to Sulio casting an illusion to make them all appear to be giants themselves and Amorenai’s smooth-talking. Once inside they go deeper into the castle to locate the holding cell that Imir is in. They find it rather quickly thanks to Ka’Johnar’s supreme logic, but before they can sneak in and rescue the goddess of time they are found out by several members of Colborn’s Royal Guard. The fighting is intense, but brief. Ilios, in a rage at his wife’s mistreatment unleashes waves of pure death on the castle and hundreds die as he goes from room to room reaping and destroying souls. His anger cools briefly as his wife (Imir) requests that he not punish those who are not responsible. Reaching the throne room the gods find Colborn on his throne and when they demand he face justice for what he’s done he commands his guards to kill them. As the gods face wave after wave of foes, Ilios gets close enough to engage with Colborn. Sulio whips up an illusion that is so masterful it becomes real, while Ilios strangles Colborn to death before shoving a bone dagger (the bone belonging to Colborn’s dead son) in his heart. Declaring the war over, Imir offers amnesty to everyone who surrenders right then and there (which they all do).

Weather: 51º F; 15 mph winds from the east; snowing
First Month, 12th Day, 4179 of the First Age
Cold Born Castle, Avarda