Saturday, 26 March 2016

Thea: Cosmic Scales

[Part of the Darklands of Arkania Story.]

Apparently there were some unwanted visitors during the Festival of the Goat: robbers. As if it wasn't hard enough to get resources already. The "Wolf Pack" (Wolfy's team) is sent after them immediately and assassinates all them easily. They then go to the gold mine Thorgrim mentioned and encounter a treasurer goblin. Instead of just stealing his things and being robbers themselves, they just talk it into sharing.

Probably would have shared with the robbers too, if they just asked first.

The expedition proceeds to the place Theodore mentioned and there they find bones of an elf, along with documents that point to two more locations to explore - the first being the home of an old professor. The man tells them that the Cosmic Tree, which used to keep the balance, is dead. He should know - he killed it. In this way eventually civilization will be free of superstition, magic and monsters and will be governed only by reason and knowledge. To hell with the number of things that will die in the interim.

Alas, there is no justice to be found here as the professor simply shoos the Wolf pack out after their conversation. Before they can even draw their weapons, he and his entire tower vanish into the sky. What is this, an episode of Flying House?

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