Monday, October 6, 2014

Estarion: First Game

I already ran my first game in Estarion with my friends Victor, +Rich Howard, and +J.M. Perkins. Victor was playing Meadow, half-elven Warlock whose beloved childhood book is the source of her fiendish power; Rich playing Arturius Curius, human cleric of Poeidon with a penchant for speaking to sea life; and J.M. playing halfling two-weapon fighter Regga Thistlethorn.

Being the first game, we begin with a bit of a railroad: the Beggar King offers Regga 200 gold worth of goods to help investigate a number of missing beggars who have gone missing. He hires Meadow, a former fellow orphan from his youth, for 15 gold and convinces Arturius the cleric to help him for free.

After casing the neighborhood, the heroes track down a tenement run by a rat cult. Rather than predictably busting in to the building from the front, the heroes make it to the roof, then toss an evil adept out the window and run away, dragging the adept with him.

After some interrogation, the heroes get a clue that the cult now has a headquarter under a fuller's, then go back to the cult headquarters and find out that the cult has bugged out. They learn the cultists are planning a revolution against the Aquilans, worship a rat god, and seem to be trying to infect the healthy beggars with some sort of disease. The heroes plan to let the authorities know what's going on, but only after they finish the job.

Obligatory gaming material: Here is my map of the tenement and secret basement temple/prison: