City of Brass

Episode 2

This was the second game set in the City of Brass. I ran it for a handful of players at The Windup Space.

Characters present:

  • Grog, a half-orc barbarian
  • Keg’Alog, another half-orc barbarian
  • Russelfin
  • Someplace, a tiefling

NPCs encountered

  • Mixia, the blackguard collector, and the ugliest man alive
  • Tallow, an 8-year-old boy who lives on the street, occasionally steals or begs, and who knows where you can get spirit potions

Random problems

The Betters want to inspect the commune. Nothing happened here, but expect it to be in the forefront soon. (UNRESOLVED)

Mijktar and Esven didn’t come home last night. The group searched for them, but didn’t find them. Another night went by without sight of them, and the commune members are worried about the two pugilist brothers. (UNRESOLVED)

The Kickstone locals are upset about Hengritte selling spirit potions to their kids. The group looked for Hengritte in the usual places but couldn’t find her. Eventually, they talked to Grog’s friend Tallow, who led the group to a rooftop where Hengritte seemed to be sleeping. Further investigation proved she was in fact awake in the spirit world and flying around on some kind of spirit dragon. One of the half-orc barbarians babysat her, stole (and imbibed) a small potion himself, and was able to interact with the dragon. Someplace used evil tiefling curses to “scare straight” some neighborhood teens. The group made a terrible deal where they’d purchase Hengritte’s potions from her to keep her funded for her habit. (RESOLVED, for now?)

Rich dudes are surveying Kickstone. They have armed guards. There was a brief confrontation, but the party mostly steered clear of these people. Tallow did steal a money pouch from one of the surveyors and two guards gave him a good chase. They’d have caught him but one of the half-orc barbarians made it very clear how bad of an idea that was, and they decided to tell their master that they lost the kid in the alleys. (UNRESOLVED)

Awards

Grog, Keg’Alog, Russelfin, and Someplace each earned 2 XP.

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Episode 1

This was the first game set in the City of Brass. I ran it for a few players at The Windup Space.

Characters present:

  • Eyen, tiefling bard
  • Menges Kraw, sorcerer?
  • Gravel, dwarf
  • Lucien

NPCs introduced

  • Rosiel, the aristocratic vocal coach, friend to Eyen
  • Mixia, pronounced (“mit chya”), the blackguard collector, and the ugliest man alive
  • Selia, the girlfriend of Mixia, but also sister to Esven and Mijktar
  • Corus, a manager at the laundromat, a horned tiefling

Random problems

Mijktar got in a fight with Mixia, the blackguard thug. The party looked into it. There was some testosterone-laden posturing on the staircase with the brothers, which turned into a beer-heist in a fenced-in backyard behind a bar. The theft was thwarted by an orc-dog of some kind, and a curious bartender. Mijktar may have overstated the case of his fight with Mixia, who obviously is a far better combatant than the entire party combined. Mixia appears to be a fairly nice guy, when he’s not “taking care of” problems. He has some kind of horrible birth defect or curse that makes him extremely unpleasant to look at. (RESOLVED)

Someone left a black pouch tacked to the front door of the commune. Is it a demand to pay the Black Tax? The group asked around town to understand what the bag means to them and how much they might owe, eventually settling on a figure of about 5 gold pieces a month for the commune. They took the bag to Mixia, who said it wasn’t his, and therefore it wasn’t legit, and that he’d “take care of it.” (RESOLVED)

A Holy Lantern preacher is spouting fire and brimstone at people outside the commune. There was a very reasonable confrontation that turned into a very unreasonable handful of spells being thrown around. A sleep spell eventually quieted the preacher long enough for Gravel to bash his head to extend his unconsciousness long enough to drag the preacher off. They left him behind a bar. (CONTINUED)

Awards

Eyen, Menges Kraw, Gravel, and Lucien each earned 5 XP.

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