Sunday, July 20, 2014

The 3 Storm troopers - 9Qs game, episode 4

The year is 300 ABY. The good emperor Louis XIV struggles to keep remains of his empire at peace, but his efforts are constantly undermined by attacks from evil cult of Jedy Knights whose goal is to create unnatural social order called "Republic".
Good emperors last hope lies in his loyal troops, among whom special place is reserved for young Sith lord Darth Agnan, and his 3 friendly storm troopers - Athos, Portos and Aramis.

This game was played as solo RPG using 9Qs, Rory Story Cubes, Mythic custom symmetric Fate chart and my own Quick D4 RPG
This time, I decided to play all 4 characters as one hero, where each character will represent one Cliché.
So, my team is:
Darth Agnan 8D4 - your typical friendly neighborhood Sith Lord (force choking local bullies, helping
                                old ladies cross the street whether they want it or not, etc.) 
Athos 6D4 - someone who know people and can get info. Also, person with tails from the past that
                    can get team into trouble.
Portos 4D4 - goodhearted giant (breaking through doors, eating and drinking more than others can)
Aramis 2D4 - soldier turned engineer turned soldier

So, the story begins....

Q1 (Rory story cubes: Sad face, Scared face)
After suicide attack performed by a Jedy fanatic who poisoned atmosphere with Ogam gas and therefore destroyed all life on planet Oxo in the very heart of the Empire, fear could be felt among loyal subjects of Louis XIV.
Darth Agnan and his team are tasked to find and stop existing terrorist cells.
Where are they assigned? (Rory story cubes: Confused face, Cradle)
The high command sends our heroes to planet Onturo. It is recently terraformed world with small population. Sith lord and his storm troopers find themselves among desperados who try to find they place under the sun and make a new start for themselves. Everything looks like that very few people here knows and cares about the Empire struggle against Rebels and Jedy Knights.
Does Athos knows somebody on this planet?
Yes, but someone who hates him.
Who? (Rory story cubes: Push, Gift)
The governor of the planet is Boro, that used to be Mandalorian warrior. Long time ago, Athos was promoted instead of him, thanks to some gifts given at the right place. Boro was dishonored among Madalorians for not being promoted and was expelled from the cast.
Darth Agnan tries to mask himself and his team and cover all traces of their existence on the planet. He makes it, but he and Portos lose one die each in the process.
Are Boro's man looking for Athos to impose revenge? No, at least not at the moment. Maybe Boro is satisfied at his current position?

Q2 (Rory story cubes: Fingerprint, Bottle of chemicals)
Team unpacks the equipment for Ogon gas detection. The amount of the gas in the air is below average for this kind of planet.
Can they detect higher concentration somewhere? (very unlikely, but low roll, so) YES.
Where? (Rory story cubes: Speech, Judge's hammer)
A little bit higher concentration of Ogan gas than normal comes from the central court building.
Is the building opened fro visitors? NO. Is it protected at night? YES. How? (Rory story cubes: Tent, Handcuffs)
At night, court building is protected by network of force fields designed to immobilize intruders.
But such protection is week for Darth Agnan who uses his force power to neutralize protection system. That night, our heroes break into the court building.

Q3 Betrayal/Combat (Rory story cubes: Catch, Pain)
Court building is decorated with marble statues of current and former emperors. Suddenly, statues start falling threatening to hit and squash our heroes. They are obviously pushed from distance by other force user.
After lots of dancing around, and with Portos using his strength to push some falling statues away, team manages to avoid the trap by running out of the building. No one is hurt, but also no new information was gathered inside.
After Q3 Darth Agnan recovers one die.

Athos uses his eloquence and political influence to learn as much as he can about all Force users on the planet. Apart from Darth Agnan, there seem to be only two other Force users around.
Who are they?
1. (Rory story cubes: Scary , Judge) Darth Dread, military leader of the planet, licensed to kill.
2. (Rory story cubes: Cage , Pterodactyl) Lut Cloudwalker, imprisoned Republic fighter pilot and Jedy trainee.

Lut is currently held in the prison, while Darth Dread is in the hospital since he got hurt while investigating some shady buildings in planet ghetto.

Heroes decide to visit Darth Dread first. He knows about their business on the planet, so agrees on the interview.
"Do you think your accident was helped by other force user, similar to our experience in court building?"  - NO, it was just a normal accident.
"Do you know anything that can help us in our Jedy investigation?" - YES AND. (Rory story cubes: Dwarf, Crow) Ewok rouge named Klaws was seen on the planet. He is known to smuggle forbidden substances like Ogam gas.
For the AND part: Rory story cubes: Magnifying glass, Dinosaur. Darth Dread gives to our heroes additional device for Ogam gas detection. According to his words, this device can trace Ogam gas even if it was just carried through the area in closed containment.

The team then goes to prison, where Darth Agnan uses Force to interrogate Lut Cloudwalker, but it turns out that Lut is just scared kid seduced to the wrong side of the Force by promises of greatness.  Basically, he knows nothing....

To be continued.

Darth Agnan interrogating Lut Cloudwalker in prison cell

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