Revenge in the Dark Jungle: The Black Arrow

March 29, 2011

You gather the remains of your wife and child in a large panther pelt and carry them to a nearby waterfall, passing through the water and into a chamber.  There you place the bundled remains into a crevice, then loosely seal it with stones.  You spend the night in the chamber.

In the morning you return to the hut.  You find a black arrow lodged into the wall near the door.  A symbol of the Bats, a tribe of natives that worship the winged creatures of the night, in the Dark Jungle of near-perpetual night.  You dislodge the arrow and smell the length of it.  Though you’ve never wholly trusted or befriended the Bats, you have traded with them on occasion.  Likely this is the work of a rogue war party led by a young warrior in search of prestige, acting without approval of the tribal elders.  Nonetheless, to exact revenge on the rogue warriors would turn all Bats against you.  So be it.

Indications are that the war party consisted of up to ten warriors and that they headed north after their attack here.  The Bat tribal center of power is in that direction, at least a three week journey from here.  You estimate that your prey has a head start of a week, but with your fury, stamina, and knowledge of shortcuts, you may be able to catch up to the war party before it reaches their tribe.  You dash off into the jungle in pursuit of revenge.

Take a shortcut through a region of jungle currently experiencing an active and dangerous fungal bloom?
…or…
Take a shortcut through territory known to contain many Cynocephalus Volans?

Cynocephalus Volans:  A large patagium-winged primate that swoops down from the canopy and envelopes victims.

All are welcome to participate in this adventure.  Just indicate in the comments which course of action you’d like to see followed.  Optionally, you can provide a semi-relevant movie quote and a bonus will be granted to the character’s rolls.  Check out the previous posts about Revenge in the Dark Jungle.

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4 Responses to “Revenge in the Dark Jungle: The Black Arrow”

  1. Cartomancer said

    I vote we take on the flying monkeys.

    Either way, it’s almost certain we’ll run in to trouble. Combat is by far the best option for such a hot-headed ball of rage such as we’re playing i feel though. Either way, there’ll probably be a SR on LK to see if we make it through unhindered or not (which we have an excellent chance of passing) but, a run in with fungus would almost certainly mean a CON SR, which we only have maybe a 50/50 chance of passing at L1 and little hope beyond that.

    Combat wise however, i suspect we’re more than able to take down a few oversized critters.

  2. Molly O'Jolly said

    Take the route with fungal bloom. I hate taking routes containing creatures whose names I can’t pronounce.

  3. dpbrandt said

    Ties go to the earliest vote. Towards the territory of flying monkeys.

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