Wednesday, December 13, 2017

MoMj: The Corruption Saga - Session 12

Deirik, Eirik, Ygvard, and Boldulf finally return to Alucard after raiding the East coast of the Sea of Pelluria with loot and casks of Fugue in hand. They bring the loot to Lord Krogan who picks and chooses the items that he wants as his share, and leaves a good amount for the Men of Mjarn and their crew. Krogan also gives his blessing to trading the Fugue in his territory as long as he gets a cut of that as well.

Eirik realizes that to really get the gears turning on the Fugue trade, it's a lot of legwork. He also realizes that there are 12 other crewmen expecting their cut of the loot and 12 casks of Fugue to be distributed. Putting the two together, Eirik and Deirik convince the crew that they can take a cut of the items that they brought back *or* they can each take their own cask of Fugue and earn much more as they establish a customer base and a distribution network of their own. Each of the crew, not afraid of a little extra work, takes a cask and heads off to seek their fortune.

Friday, December 8, 2017

MoMj: The Corruption Saga - Session 11

With their boat beached after escaping The Maw of the Pelluria, Eirik takes some time and evaluates the repairs necessary to ensure the rest of their journey doesn't still end at the bottom of the sea. With the damage done, he estimates it will take him around 3 days to repair it. Eirik sets himself to the task while Deirik, Ygvard, and Boldulf help establish a temporary camp with the rest of the crew.

Monday, December 4, 2017

MoMj: The Corruption Saga - Session 10

As the harsh Northern Winter abates, Eirik finds that Kiro, the hobgoblin sergeant he's spoken to the most and accompanied him on his recent outing to take down the bandits, has expressed desire to accompany him on his adventures and be his right hand man. Deirik has learned some new skills as a brand new Nephilim (reminder: 3.5 Assassin & Avenging Knife hybrid). Ygvard is a brand new Legate, though his path is not one of true faith and piety in the Shadow but that of a path to power. Boldulf feels more in touch with the wolf inside of him, but feels like he may have lost some humanity in the process.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

MoMj: The Corruption Saga - Session 9 (Winter)

For this Winter, the Men of Mjarn spend it in Alucard. The men have discussed the need for additional funds, mostly in the form of trade goods (according to the setting). As such, each one takes on a job to generate some income to fuel their adventuring.

Eirik, with his brand new (to him) smithy, spends the winter repairing vardatches, daggers, and any other metal items that are brought to him and his business. As a highly skilled blacksmith, it's not long before word is spread of his capabilities which brings the customers from throughout the town. Though, it's not just his skill, but the fact that he's a memeber of Krogan's elite squad that brings other customers who seek to gain favor with him, offering gifts, bargains, and family members to get on his good side. Aside from his income and the distractions his customers provide, Eirik can't seem to get his mind off of the boats that he "reclaimed" from the brigands shortly before Winter and the thought of leading some men to take them out on the open sea to not only go trading, but raiding and reaving as well.

Monday, November 27, 2017

A Lonely Hope -- Scenes 8 & 9

Scarlet Vampire

A Lonely Hope

Scene 8

Exhausted and drained, Hanson stumbled into her haven, a small apartment in the basement of the offices she shared with Gina. Dawn was less than an hour away, and the desperate need for sleep was ready to overpower her. The lights suddenly came on, and a voice said to her “pushing it a little close, aren’t you?”

Gypsy sat smugly in the only chair in the place. She was not only Hanson’s sire, the vampire who had turned her, but also her “boss”—the Prince’s top enforcer.

“What the fuck do you want, Gyp?”

“Just to make sure my favorite childe is alive and well. Oh, and to ask you just what the hell you think you’re doing?”

“My damn job.”

“Really? Your job? Since when does your job entail getting into a brawl in front of a cop? Or mixing it up with Cora of all people?”

Hanson merely shrugged. She didn’t feel the need to explain herself to anyone. Her childish defiance only increased Gypsy’s annoyance. “Why didn’t you check in? Get some damn backup? You’re not some anarch, for God’s sake.”

“Spare me the bullshit, Gyp. What the hell do you want?”

She stood up and walked up to Hanson. “Whatever is going on with Dona isn’t your damn job. Observe and report, that’s it, childe. Anything else is none of your fucking concern.”

“They threatened the Masquerade.”

“Did they? Oh, I’m sorry. I forgot when you became the Prince. It’s not your damn call, so don’t get delusions. So drop it, you hear me. Drop it.” Then, softening, she said “come by the club tomorrow night.  I have something else I need you to work on.”

Friday, November 24, 2017

MoMj: The Corruption Saga - Session 8c-Eirik

Upon Eirik's return to Alucard, he maintained his focus on the future. He requested Lord Krogan obtain some ore from Steel Hill from which he intended to make better weapons for himself and his brother, Deirik. Unfortunately, this would take time. Lord Krogan could initiate the trade negotiations, but the ore would not arrive until after the coming Winter.

A few days later, while seeing his family come in and out of the warehouse in which they were living, Eirik was visited by Lord Krogan. When he arrived, Krogan told Eirik to come with him to the Workman's District. As they progressed, Krogan and Eirik discussed the coming Winter and how Eirik may best utilize his time. It wasn't long before the two of them came to a small smithy already well stocked not only with the items Eirik would need to ply his trade, but also a number of vardatches and daggers to be repaired. As Eirik explored, he found that there was also a small one-man apartment attached to the back of it.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

A Lonely Hope -- Scene 7

Scarlet Vampire

A Lonely Hope

Scene 7

In the last post, Hanson finally got some much-needed information. The prompt for the next scene is:

Suffer betrayal by an Actor; face a fight as a you try to escape or avenge yourself.

Using Mythic, I determined that the Actor in question is Blaine, the well-connected Toreador who serves as Dona’s “patron.” Finally, I use Covetous Poet’s Adventure Creator to determine where the scene takes place.

It was a good thing it was a weeknight. From Thursday to Saturday, the Voodoo Lounge was one of the most popular places in the city, at least for the young, beautiful, and rich. And even Hanson didn’t meet the requirements. But fortunately, tonight was a “quiet” one, at least by their standards. Which meant the line didn’t extend too far out the door, and that once Hanson was in, she wasn’t crushed by the crowds.

Blaine was there, of course. Like she expected. She had done a check on the place a while ago, and, from a legal point of view, Blaine had nothing to do with it. Not a single piece of paper related to Voodoo had his name on it. But everyone, mortals and vampires, knew it was his. It wasn’t an unusual situation, and Hanson had investigated dozens of dealers and wannabe mobsters with similar arrangements. But she could never figure out why someone like Blaine would go through all the effort to not own something.

She strode into the VIP section, where Blaine was holding court with a handful of finance types and a bunch of girls who seemed barely out of braces. She parked herself in front of him, and he waved his friends away, saying he needed a minute. Hanson watched them walk away.

“Meagan!” He smiled his million dollar smile at her. “We were worried about you.”

Hanson avoided the smile and looked out at the girls. “I thought you guys carded here.”

“I thought you had stopped being a cop.”

“Same gig, different jurisdiction.”

MoMj: The Corruption Saga - Session 12

Deirik, Eirik, Ygvard, and Boldulf finally return to Alucard after raiding the East coast of the Sea of Pelluria with loot and casks of Fugu...