Friday, October 3, 2014

Quick Hit Story Seeds #8

Image Source: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130505.html
The Iron Wind approaches! 

Your group has been recruited by a local clave of Aeon Priests.  They have observed a slow moving storm of the Iron Wind on the far horizon.  Steadily it has approached their town/village of over a thousand people.  Unlike other storms this one seems to making a straight line for the town rather than moving about randomly and erratically.  Can you help them save their town?

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Image Source:http://jjcanvas.deviantart.com/art/The-Frost-Valley-258532848
Your progress along the canyon floor was slow.  You had yet to see any opportunity to climb out of the long cut either.  After what seemed like weeks, but was only days you rounded a switchback and found a great archway, carved out of the gutrock, spanning the canyon.  Beyond it were pillars, each hundreds of feet high, that appeared to be contemporary to the arch, and beyond that a hint of something more ...

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Image Source: http://nele-diel.deviantart.com/art/Assassin-433195107
As you go about your business, and assassin, dispatched by the brigand/lord/etc. that you last crossed paths with, leaps from shadow and attacks.  If you defeat it you can loot its armor for a cypher that will allow you to blend into darkness for 1 hour (asset to stealth tasks).