Rage against the dying of the light.

Knock Knock
Session 2: The Bandit Hideout

After a spectacular entrance to the bandit hideout, the circle quickly set about dismantling the cruel bandit company. 40 bandits, 2 bandit lieutenants and the cruel bandit captain Sakachen Vati rounded on the circle of Solars. In the blink of an eye Indrajit had formulated a battle plan: Indrajit and Zui Hóu the Astute sprang to defend Eudoria the Prevailer, allowing her to establish a position where she could rain down death from afar. Meanwhile the cunning Imperia skulked into the shadows, using the turmoil produced by Archimassivo as a distraction.

Within the first few second, devastating damage was heaped upon the bandit troop, partly as a result of Archimassivo launching a smouldering pig carcass across the room, battering bandits with delectable greasy carnage. Indrajit and Zui Hou efficiently dispatch more bandits before rounding on one of the lieutenants, who was quickly dispatched by a mighty blow from Indrajit’s hammer. Enraged by the death of his friend, the second bandit lieutenant stabbed Indrajit with a vicious blow, that would have surely killed almost any other being in Creation.

Eudoria turned to the bandit lieutenant and released an arrow that staggered him before Zui Hou unleashed his “Thunder Hammer Blow” technique, sending the bandit lieutenant hurtling across the room and colliding with the captain. The captain, dazed by the blow wildly attacked Archimassivo ineffectually. Eudoria put an end to the conflict by finishing the captain with a final arrow.

In the aftermath of the battle Eudoria prayed by the stricken Indrajit’s side, inspiring him to survive while Soushenji looked for some herbs to stop his bleeding. The rest of the circle investigated the hide out, and found 4 small children held captive behind a gate leading down to a long dark corridor. The children clung to Zui Hou and Imperia, pleading to see their parents.

Later, Eudoria, Indrajit and Soushenji were inspecting the hideout. Indrajit noticed the bandit hideout was built in the long hidden entrance to an ancient first age dam . Eudoria and Soushenji poored over correspondence from a mysterious “G” to the bandit captain, outlining a plan to reign terror over the western road to Rana.

Iskren the Well Informed was caught looking through the hideout and when pressed he revealed that he trades in rare occult artefacts, and a dangerous idol was taken from him a week ago. He struck a very favourable deal with the circle, thanks to Eudoria’s powerful bargaining techniques, to return the idol to him.

What lies ahead for our intrepid heroes? What is this great edifice that they have discovered? Will they return the children to Rana and if they do what will they find when they get there? Who is the mysterious “G” and why were the bandits attacking the road? We’ll find out the answer in next week’s episode of “Rage Against the Dying of the Light”!

A journey ends, a journey begins.
Session 1: The convergence.

The circle is drawn from across creation, meeting in together in the Plodna Dolina region. Confused by the meaning of the magic that binds them, they tried to understand why they had been brought together.

Their introductions were interrupted by a Guild courier who nervously delivered a letter from an apparent ally known only as Itinerant Wisdom. Their union was bonded by the wise words of Zui Hóu the Astute and they decided to follow the advice of the letter’s author, heading northwest towards Rana.

In previous times the western road to Rana was a peaceful place, but as night fell it was plagued by bandits, lead by the fierce Bescutya Vijer. Easily bested, most the bandits fled, but their leader was not so lucky being crushed by a tree that had been struck by lightening as a result of a prayer from Eudoria the Prevailer. She was relieved from her agony by the noble Indrajit, before the party followed a trail found by the eagle eyed Imperia, followed by the merchant Iskren the Well Informed

The trail lead to a tiny door on a mud bank at the shores of a lake. Expecting it to be abandoned, Indrajit ripped open the door to find a whole bandit troop. Through quick wits and coordination, the circle convinced the guardsman that they were new recruits and blagged their way inside, with Imperia remaining outside to look for another entrance.

After a brief conversation, suspicions were raised by the bandits but they did not expect the roof of their hideout to suddenly collapse, a result of Imperia and her noble companion Archimassivo “finding” a door.

The party stand facing a confused and angry mob of bandits led by a terrifying captain. Will they prevail and if they do, what will they find in the hideout? Why are there bandits plaguing these roads? Will they ever make it to Rana? Find out next week in the following episode of Rage Against the Dying of the Light!

A circle is formed.
Session 0: Character creation.

After wildfire has ravaged the forest, new shoots can grow.
Zui Hóu the Astute

Four Solar Exalted have begun their journey through the eastern threshold, inextricably drawn to the lands of Plodna Dolina. The circle is formed of the righteous shield, the forge of lies and faith, the drunken sage and the ally of the natural world.


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