Thursday, October 2, 2014

Quick Hit Story Seeds #6

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The Iron Wind howled outside your shelter.  Warded by ancient numenera and the esoteries of the nano you traveled with your party was protected from the transmuting storm outside. 

When at last the storm ended you dug yourselves out from within a small hill, thankful that the Iron Wind had not buried you deeply, or within solid rock.  Outside the land was washed clean, barren, save for short scrub grasses.  The only feature within range of sight was an arch of stone.  As you approached it you realized that what you saw through the stone did not correspond to what lay beyond it...

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You wake to find the morning still dark. Clearing your eyes you see that an unnatural darkness blankets the land, emanating from a massive inverted pyramid that was not there the day before...

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As your party presses further into the deep forest the daylight dwindles to a green twilight.  As you traverse a small ravine a red beam of energy washes over your group.  Following it back to it's source you are confronted by an ancient automaton ...