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Gabriela Al-Alaq (Ghoul) – Evil Mike
Rizzo (Ratling) – Mike Byrd
Salim Durka-Durka (Kleshite) – Ben
Tarik (Human from Lankhmar) – Owen

Game 4 (15 XP) – Death to Zanzibar

I forgot to write up what happened, but I do remember there was a clever plan from Gabriela to kill Zanzibar in a graveyard in a Pirate town called Safe Harbor. It worked!

Game 5 (20 XP) – We flee…a lot.

Pirate’s Guild states Gabriela can join the Pirate’s council after a month on probation, proving her worth.

We took Zanzibar’s ship “The Antiqam” (“revenge” in Arabic) back to Lankhmar and were set upon by the Black Opal and 3 other ships. Rather than fight it out at 4 to 1 odds, we fled and just escaped into darkness and fog among some islands.

After slipping away, Captain Gabriela The Red (as she is now wearing Zanzibar’s iconic red cloak and hat) was attacked by a crew member looking to move up in the ranks. Her loyal friends defended her with Rizzo giving the killing stroke with a formidable magical bolt! Gabriela hung the slain man from the yard arm for all to see what happens to those who oppose her!

After getting back to Lankhmar, we find out our house was taken over by Hringorl. Later we “learned” (from a critical failure at streetwise) that Hringorl has women enslaved, ghouls bound in his basement, he’s a cannibal, and he’s killed his mother. So we decide this villain must go!  And we want our house back!

Sneaking into the mansion (the fool had not had time to change the locks so our keys worked perfectly), Durka-Durka failed his stealth roll. Should he Benny it? He decides no. Idiot. On cue, when he goes into the hallway, the guards are waiting for him!

Gabriela discovers the courtyard is filled with an 8′ giant, 2 ghouls, a rattling, and a couple of guards.  While fighting the 8′ giant, our damage was pathetic! We had all 1’s or majority 1’s on every attack. Every single time! Everyone moved No Mercy up on their list of advancements.

The Rattling in the courtyard turned out to be a mighty mage! She nearly killed Gabriella with a devastating attack on the door in front of her.

Durka-Durka was incapacitated by the Giant and the rest of us all ran away abandoning the fool that would not spend a Benny on a stealth roll. It was our first rousing defeat, and with careful planning for our revenge, it will be the LAST!

Characters of Note:

Brother Jon Mycal – Mike Byrd
Gabriela Al-Alaq – Evil Mike
Salim Durka-Durka – Ben
Tarik – Owen

As a reminder of Games 1 and 2…

The four of us met in Lankhmar and were asked by the Thieves Guild to get an orb (eye) from some temple…Gabriela killed and ate several people, Brother Jon spared a beggar and learned that no good deed goes unpunished as his banjo strumming visage was posted all over Lankhmar as the murderer most wanted, Salim and Tarik became obsessed with listening to the eye and led us into more trouble.

Later we were convinced by some strumpet that Tarik fell for to help her rescue her father, who was in fact, not in need of rescue and not her father. And as it turned out, not rich. We learned a valuable lesson in how Steve lies non stop! We did however, gain the residence of the woman’s “father” when we made a deal, he killed the girl, and we got the house, along with all the riches…that were an illusion. Also, Gabriela’s sworn enemy Zanzibar the Red, was dealing with the “father” through his second in command. Gabriela took a bite out of him and told him to tell Zanzibar she was coming for him.

In game 3, we just hired a security guy and a maid when there came a knock on the door. A man gave us an envelope, which Gabriela was sure was a summons to court for the Banjo Monk, but turned out to be an invitation to Lord Albion’s party at his mansion, which is only a short walk through the worst part of town away.

Soon, a beggar comes knocking at the door and tells us that the reward for the capture or death of the Banjo Monk and his compatriots would be rescinded if we swiped a ledger from Lord Albion’s office. It did not take much convincing for us to agree to the terms.

Travelling through town, we got ambushed by Zanzibar the Red himself! Plus about 20 of his crew. It was not enough. BUT it was enough to incapacitate the Banjo Monk. We sent him home to recuperate and run the house, while we tried to look for a friendly sort to take his place.

At the party Tarik snuck into the office while Gabriela stood guard and Salim caused a distraction. When the birthday cake was brought out for Lord Albion, the giant mirror in his ball room went black and skeletal being along with a couple of his henchman came through the mirror. The skeleton claimed to be collecting a debt from Lord Albion which seemed to be his life, along with interest, which seemed to be *our* lives!

Tarik found the ledger and a mysterious black opal necklace, Lord Albion declared a 500 gp reward to whoever struck the killing blow to the skeleton, and a strange small man at the party (Mike B’s new character a Ratling) joined our crew to kill the skeletons! Gabriela, of course, delivered the killing blow with a called shot to the head of the skeleton beast earning the 500 gp reward.

After giving 50 gp to the three others who had the balls to fight the evil creatures, Gabriela spent the remainder to gather intel on Zanzibar the Red, she should know everything about him including his favorite hide outs, where his treasure is buried, and what his weaknesses are (assuming they are different from when she was a slave on his ship).

All in all a very successful night! Except for Brother Jon…that was a tragedy.