Monday, April 12, 2010

Age of Conan - Session 6

The group opted to pursue the lead for Olidaro, the drunken man who supposedly knew about the Golden Skull. After Kristina re-joined the group, they began to hit the taverns and brothels in dockside, where after some discreet questioning they finally tracked down the man.

Through Olidaro's ranting, the group learned several bits of information:
  1. Olidaro's ex-wife, Zuthelia, is apparently the founder of the group
  2. The group is apparently led by a bitter (and broke) nobleman named Rolovincio, who has gone missing over the past two years
  3. Zuthelia used the noble house of Olidaro's family to make connections for her cult, eventually betraying the head of the family and her teacher, a Stygian sorcerer.
  4. Olidaro is convinced that a demon Zuthelia summoned is hunting him in the darkness and consequently he refuses to leave the safety of a tavern.
The group contemplated convincing or forcing Olidaro out of the tavern to see what would happen but in the end decided to let sleeping (or drunken, as it were) dogs lie. They retired for the night and the next morning paid a visit to the Stygian sorcerer, who offered to perform a divination spell to hopefully help them find Zuthelia. In thanks, Merhotep offered to bring the sorcerer back "a prize" should they find her. The response was, "I would be grateful. Her heart would be good."

While the divination was going on, the rest of the group (all except Merhotep and his girl) went to visit the nobleman, who also was keen to see Zuthelia dead. Unfortunately he had little information to help them further, but the divination revealed an abandoned house in the Arena district, and the name of the house's owner, as well as a vision of a great serpent beneath the streets of Redboots.

The group decided to track the house in the Arena district first, and after a visit to the city planning office, found what they were looking for--an abandoned building marked with the golden skull, wherein six assassins were being trained.

As the session ended, the group was preparing to enter the abandoned building to face down the assassins; Merhotep had just completed a ritual of illusion to protect himself from harm within, and the group is surprised that there now appear to be three of him.

2 comments:

  1. Are you using your Age of Conan hack for this?

    After downloading your AoC booklet, I picked up a copy of the Mongoose Conan.

    Really digging on running a Sword & Sorcery campaign. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Yes, I am using my Age of Conan hack for it :)

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