Mickel Valeryevich is happy that the Primarch is not just keeping his promise but providing training and new equipment. (Loyalty 5/10 [ +2 ] )
Inesis Kirrilovsky is home sick and is still freaking out a bit. (Loyalty 2/10 [ +0 ] )
Kajet Zhakaro feels pretty safe travelling with the Primarch, and likes the new mounts. (Loyalty 4/10 [ +1 ] )
Jerzy Nikitovich still isn't okay with betraying Lord Evanov but at least appreciates the new armour. (Loyalty 2/10 [ +1 ] )
You guys mostly got a lot of incidental stuff and payment for jobs. Let me know if I missed anything important.
-30 (150 / 5) credits as payment for the Bodrov rebellion job
-20 (80 / 4) credits and 20 credits-worth of flour as payment for recovering the raided caravan's Aneen and the three statuettes/Gundams
Not a lot of XP from this session. The next few should pick up the pace with more discoveries and more GM intrusions.
-The party wrapped up their business in Bodrov, completing their assignment job satisfactorily. +1 XP
-The party found the cause of the missing caravan. +1 XP
The [[Bodrov Revolutionary Forces]] are pleased with the expedient capture of Bodrov. Though they're still a bit irked by the property damage, they're more or less fine with the civilian casualties since they're pretty sure those were the Lord Evanov's fault anyways.
Primarch Orstarva is satisfied with another smooth operation done well. He will be returning back to his HQ with the Snowstorms chapter of the Sandstorm Legion. He's finished this favour for Primarch Empyrean, but may ask Empyrean to return it at a later date.
Lord Evanov has escaped (ableit narrowly) with his life, and was last seen heading eastwards to the coast of the Inman Sea. He will not forget this defeat at the hands of the Bodrov Revolutionary Forces, nor the part the Sandstorm Legion played.
Gorgnak "The Equalizer" was satisfied with the party's ability to get the mission done efficiently. He's starting to respect the party somewhat.
Bongo Joes observes.
July 3517 C.E.
The session opened on Hisao (Hasao? Hanzo? Hyundai? Huckleberry? Inuyasha? Sephiroth? Metal Gear?) leading a trio of rebels into a small building. Inside were three Lordsmen and two hostages. After some intimidation, two of the Lordsmen were cowed into fleeing, and the last attempted to kill his hostage. Hisao reacted with an interposed shield and a flying fist of fury, incapacitating the Lordsman (and the hostage, incidentally).
Outside, Primarch Empyrean recovered from crushing a grown man under the weight of his armour and went to confer with Primarch Orstarva (leaving his followers outside of the blizzard bubble of death). It was found that while some pockets of Lordsmen still existed within the city, most had been driven out of the eastern gate and Lord Evanov had fled with his retinue eastwards.
In rebel controlled territory, Ryze had just finished getting his arm treated when Aleksander arrived to assist the party in their job, introducing himself to Archibald. As the fighting died down, the party decided to make their way to the decimated parts of the city once the fighting had died down so that they could help clean everything up while Ryze recovered from his injuries. Due to the severity of the damage, not much of a dent was put in by the party, but the residents of Bodrov appreciated the gesture regardless.
After visiting the rebel leader briefly the party made their way back south to Lex where they reported the completion of their job. On the way, they made a mental note to spend some downtime in Charmonde in the future. While Hank wasn't particularly enthused with the party's approach, Grognak fucking loved it and decided to himself that the party is pretty cool. The job board was visited to get an idea of possible jobs on the way to or near Charmonde, noting a couple of the more doable ones.
The party left Lex to investigate a missing caravan (and its valuable payload) which was headed for Charmonde a month ago, quickly finding the location of its goods (mostly rations and other uninteresting items) and the Aneen (almost two dozen) used to pull the caravan a short distance away from the road. Trekking through the surrounding woods, the party found and interrogated (see: gratuitously murdered) several bandits regarding the location of the caravan's more valuable items. After some fiery hugs and cookie-based teleportation, the party acquired the items they'd been sent to find: three metal Gundam figurines. The figurines and half of the Aneen were quickly returned to their proper owners, while the other half of the Aneen were kept to serve as mounts.
The other notable job the party had found was briefly investigated, abandoning it after being turned away. With nothing else particularly important to do, the party decided to take some much-needed rest, choosing to "vacation" in the Navarene capital city of Charmonde for a couple of months (two Haven turns).
August-September 3517 C.E.
Aleksander spent two months of downtime improving his ability to read people's emotions and intentions.
Month 1: Training in Insight (rolled 8). Failure! 0/3 progress.
Month 2: Training in Insight (rolled 18). Success! 1/3 progress.
Archibald spent two months of downtime volunteering, choosing to work with the Order of the Truth.
Month 1: Volunteering (rolled 6). Rumours overheard!
Month 2: Volunteering (rolled 3). No significant effect!
Hisao left Charmonde to spend time with his people (is that a racial thing?). He spent two months of downtime improving his riding ability, choosing to use his newfound Aneen mount (doesn't yet count as a mount under his focus, and retains baseline Aneen statistics).
Month 1: Training in Riding (rolled 9). Success! 1/3 progress.
Month 2: Training in Riding (rolled 14). Success! 2/3 progress.
Primarch Empyrean spent his two months of downtime improving the loyalty of his followers, choosing to teach them the tenets and mandate of the Sandstorm Legion.
Month 1: Drilled Followers (rolled 16, 5, 12, 12). 3 of 4 follower bonds improved!
Month 2: Drilled Followers (rolled 19, 6, 10, 4). 1 of 4 follower bonds improved!
Ryze spent the first month of downtime recovering from his injuries while sketching out possible designs for more heat-resistant armour. He spent the second month training in weapon smithing.
Month 1: Lingering injuries recovered. Ryze's right hand is permanently wounded due to severe burns. All tasks involving his right hand have their difficulty increased by 1 step. Crafting Heat-Resistant Armour (rolled 20). Critical success! 2/5 progress.
Month 2: Training in Weapon Smithing (rolled 2). Failure! 0/3 progress.