Of Steam and Magic

First Day on the Job

Tobias dropped the adventurers off in his armoured vehicle in the Wastes at a location that he thought might prove to be ripe for salvage. He told them he would return to the spot in two days time to pick them up.

May, his daughter, came along with the hired gear jockeys to ensure her father’s interests.

The party came upon the ruins of an estate close to the drop off point. There they found a band of Waste Devils camping in the sand and rubble. They defeated the poorly coordinated inhabitants with little trouble. In fact, Barakas so badly terrified one of their number that he broke his spear, soiled himself and lay on the ground, a pitiful sight. Rather than kill the helpless lizard man, Balthus hit him on the back of the head, rendering him unconscious. The party left him on the ground covered by a blanket made of his dead comrade’s loin cloths, a misguided attempt to comfort the pitiful lizard creature.

Katrina and May found a trap door that led underneath the ruins. Upon walking down the stairs, the adventures found more lizard men and Barakas found the large gaping hole waiting for them in the middle of a ransacked library. After a short fight, the party salvaged what they could among the wreckage.

Then they continued on through the doorway and found more than they bargained for. A large Gila Lord and his Frill-Neck companions were waiting. This tough encounter had all of the gear jockeys blinded and close to death at one point. The fearsome fire breath and quick movements of the lizard men were challenging but eventually they too were taken down.

After some healing and restocking of ammo, the party faced the final room: the vault. The floor was aglow with runes and that could only mean one thing, a working power cell! Unfortunately the party had to overcome the traps that it was powering before they could take hold of the prize. After several hours of study and teamwork, they figured out the safe path through the room. Once at the control panel, Barakas and Balthus worked closely to secure the power cell, and after one shocking incident they were able to open it and claim the prize.

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