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Episode 3 ‘Calling All Grippli’ (Done-well)
Warn PC’s to travel light if they can. Essentials for the run only and avoid excessive stuff. Finding the Shaft seven miles from the Shaft giving tree should land right about where the Dryads/Nymphs are hanging about. The ravine holds the shaft, but it is the Dryads they must deal with. They will help them descend to the bottom of the crevasse and search its lost horde. This horde is something the dryads claim their own. Only one item may be taken from their horde. Not two halves, one item. The crevasse is indeed dangerous. Lots of deadly traps, lots of sharp junk to sift through it might be a small place but time consuming. The two halves will be brought together by reading the words inscribed on them. “Family is like a tree, with two sides growing their own direction, something larger than life is created when both live as one.” The shaft will have half on one side and half on the other piece. The Dryads will require a bribe and give several choices. They will not let more than 3 people down and they must leave all their belongings with clothing the exception. Retrieving the shaft shall complete the episode. Frank will require some time to sleep on the workings of the staff. The group is asked to stay the night there, in their camp.
1. Give them a man. (Selected man will go with them to his death unless he saves?)
2. Give them an item of great power. (Item of great stats, glowy sword..)
3. Give them an item of great beauty. (Was chosen, an elegant hand mirror as for them to look upon themselves was offered by Sun-Ok)
4. Give them a child. (A child, any child, no questions asked child)
Grippli Shaft Half 1*
Grippli Shaft Half 2**
Grippli Shaft (whole) ***
Grippli Earplugs (3 cobalt wire, 7 soft clothes, 3 oak plank)
Belferon, Kamas, Keliana, Sun-ok, Walis
*Runes inscribed upon the surface of the shaft are incomplete and unfamiliar as they read like no known scroll. Etched in tot he raised surface of the runes is an incomplete sentence. “Family is like a tree, with two sides growing their own direction”
** Runes inscribed upon the surface of the shaft are incomplete and unfamiliar as they read like no known scroll. Etched in tot he raised surface of the runes is an incomplete sentence “something larger than life is created when both live as one.”
***The inscription that was once on the two halves has vanished from the shaft. As it is whole, this shaft looks like an ordinary quarterstaff. The strange placement of leather wrappings for grip, it would suggest maybe someone too short to properly use such a weapon as a weapon was owner and primary carrier of this ancient Grippli Shaft. The runes have assembled in a way that resembles the symbol for evocation Knock and the symbol for Earth.