Sunday, July 16, 2017

Babes in London: Act Three, Scene 3A (Part 2: Library Investigation—Aftermath)



When the battle is over, read, or (if Sir Thomas is dead) paraphrase the following:

The creature’s body lies on the library floor. “Well, I never,” Sir Thomas mutters. “Well, I never… Well, I …” He seems a little overwhelmed. Even more so when the creature’s body vanishes, leaving unexplained bits of gore to slowly dissipate from the bookshelves, desks and carpets. It’s a bit like watching steam rise from an abandoned cup of coffee.
“Well, then,” Sir Thomas says, his voice a little shaky. “Well, then, I’ll just get someone to clean this up and we’ll go back to the office and look at what we’ve found, shall we?”

If Sir Thomas has died during the encounter, PCs will have to explain his death. The injuries dealt by the beby direct suspicions away from the PCs. In this case, they are able to attempt to smuggle the book out (Air – Trickery TH2; people are very distracted by Sir Thomas’s death). If Sir Thomas does not die during the encounter, PCs can still try to smuggle the book out but the test will be TH4. (Sir Thomas may be a little distracted by the appearance and disappearance of the beby; but he is very protective of his books.)
To cut a long story short, finding the book reveals the following information: The Cult of Set was a group of people dedicated to serving the Egyptian god Set, and to bringing about his return to the world at large. In the mythology related to the symbol, the god Set was a renegade god because of his attempt to overthrow Osiris and claim Isis as his queen; he disappeared beneath the desert sands in an attempt to hide after his defeat at the hands of Horus. This proved to be a very effective tactic, and Set was never seen again, although his followers do not believe he is dead, and have no doubt he will return one day.
As PCs make their way out of the library, read or paraphrase (adapting it for the usual alternate forms mythic PCs use when they wish to keep their draconic form a secret) the following:

You have just left Sir Thomas’s office, and are walking down the corridor, when the world ‘shimmers’. The overhead lights dim to nothing and you find yourselves making your way through a darkness lit only by lamps set in wall sconces. You are wearing cloaks and, for some reason, have pulled your cowl as far forward as you can so that your face is hidden by shadow. In your hand, you hold a small metal disk in case you are challenged.


NOTE: This adventure is not sanctioned in any way, shape or form by Fantasy Flight. It is not an official product, and I am in no way affiliated with them or they with me. There is no relationship between us. This adventure is mine, for fun, and for you, because some of you asked me to finish it.

Also, if you like this adventure and want to play it, please go buy the official rulebooks from somewhere where the original creators and publisher of the setting will be paid. I got mine from a Melbourne game store, but I’ve found PDF versions of the Player's Handbook and the Gamemaster's Handbook are now available from DriveThruFiction. If you enjoy their world, this is the best way to thank them.

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