Mossy’s Kickin’ Boots never miss.  The Bat war chief is stunned.  You muse:

“A swift kick to the family jewels to straighten you up.  Then I plunge my blade into your chest.”

Easy as that.  In a bout of savagery, you reach into the dead leader’s chest and grab an organ:

1 Lung
2 Spleen
3 Liver
4 Kidney
5 Pancreas
6 Heart

(d6 = 1, Lung)

You rip out a lung and take a bite.  You are now known as Lung-Eatin’ Hayes.

(Successful Luck Saving Roll)

The sentry fires an arrow at you but misses.  You glower at him and he trembles as he draws back another arrow.

(Successful Luck Saving Roll)

He misses again.  You growl as you take another bite of the lung.  The sentry scrambles and jumps down from his perch in the tree and runs away.

The tale of your revenge spreads quickly through the jungle, but the story is not over.  The Bat tribe is embarrassed and is now debating how to get their own revenge.  To be continued…

And thus the tale of Lung-Eatin’ Hayes has been told.  Check out the previous posts about Revenge in the Dark Jungle.

You call out a challenge to the Bat leader in a bastardized dialect. The native warriors frantically look for you in all directions, but the echo of your voice deceives them.

You swing down from the canopy on vines, stealthily in the shadows around the camp.  Silently you touch down in the middle of the camp.  Only the leader saw you coming and he chuckles.  The two body guards flee into the jungle as if they’d seen a ghost.  With your sickly pale skin and wild pink eyes that have barely seen sleep for the past week, you look like a ghost indeed.

The leader tosses his bow aside and charges you with a war cry and bone hatchet poised.  Which maneuver do you attempt?

Grab the wrist of his hatchet arm and chop it with your machete.
…or…
Duck and launch.
…or…
Kick him in the crotch.

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.

You devise a diversion involving those curious monkeys seen earlier and dummy version of yourself built out of log, vine, and foliage.  You set the trap a distance away from the camp and wait the monkeys to trip it.

(Successful Luck saving roll)

The monkeys set off the trap and it operates properly.   Several monkeys are impaled by sharpened sticks and fill the jungle with screeching cries.  Then, the log dummy is released from the canopy, its legs and arms of foliage flailing as it falls with a thud on the jungle floor.

(Successful Luck saving roll, Level 1)

The diversion works, but only partially.  The leader dispatches three warriors to investigate the area where your dummy fell to the jungle floor.    There are still two warriors guarding the leader, plus the sentry archer.

Try to silently eliminate the sentry first.
…or…
Call out the leader for a duel.
…or…
Swing on a vine through the camp, chopping heads.

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.

You grab hold of a slack vine and chop a nearby taut vine with your machete.  There is a groaning of tree limbs and, like a pulley system, the vine in your grip begins to tighten and then rise up into the jungle canopy, taking you with it.  There in the canopy you see bizarre plants and animals.  Strange varieties of monkeys, having never seen a beast such as you, curiously approach with wide eyes and poking sticks.  You growl and scare them away.

It’s been months since you’ve seen the sun, so you climb high enough in the canopy to absorb some unfiltered rays as you climb, swing, and jump your way to above the camp of the Bat war party.  The brightness of the sun stings your eyes, but it also invigorates you and aids in healing your wounds.

They are on high alert, having heard your earlier warning.  But they aren’t looking up.  Examining the six warriors, you notice that one of them wears the necklace of blue beads that you had given to your slain wife.  He seems to be the leader, the largest of build and wielding a black bow and bone hatchet.  The rest of the warriors carry shields and spears.

(Successful Luck saving roll)

You are lucky to spot a sentry with a bow, perched half way up a tree trunk directly below you.

Try to eliminate the sentry first.
…or…
Create a diversion, in hopes of isolating the leader.
…or…
Swing on a vine through the camp, chopping heads.

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.

You enter the territory of the Giant Daddy Longlegs.  The flashing lights of the will-o-the-wisp cast thin shadows at the edge of your visions…the shadows of the many Longlegs.  You know they are out there, excited by the scent of your bloody wounds, but they are deathly patient and won’t reveal themselves until you’ve entered their trap.

You, of course, are vigilant of the danger and aware of their strengths and weaknesses.  Finally, the Longlegs cannot resist the smell of your sweet blood any longer…

You let the Longlegs grab and pin you like a birdcage, but as the spherical body descends to prick you with its poison (the most deadly poison in the jungle, it is said), you attempt to free your arm from its grip…

(Successful Strength saving roll)

You unsheathe your machete and chop its body open like a ripe watermelon.  You roll away as it screeches and twitches in ear-splitting agony.

With reluctant fear, the other Longlegs let the Spider-Chopper pass through their territory.  Once through, you search for the Bat marauders.

(Successful Luck saving roll)

You have found their trail, and determine they are within earshot.  You scream:

“I am the Monkey-Impaler!  Mud-Sleeper!  Water-Rider!  Cat-Flyer!  Cliff-Tickler!  Spider-Chopper!

“NOW I WILL BECOME THE BAT KILLER!”

Judging from the fresh sign, you determine there are six warriors in the Bat war party.  Choose:

Walk right into their camp and kick some ass.
or
Climb up into the canopy and silently ambush them from above.

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.

The Dirty Hairy escarpment is covered with hair-like spines that offer hand- and foot-holds for you to climb down, but they are rather greasy.  Further complicating your descent is that the sharp spines move and jut as you approach and grab them, as if you were tickling the cliff like a bug crawling down an ogre’s back.

(Failed Dexterity saving roll)

You lose your grip and fall off the cliff.

(Successful Luck saving roll)

Fortunately, a spine is there to catch you.  Unfortunately, it impales your shoulder. (3 damage to Constitution, now 8 Constitution)  You remove the spine and continue climbing down.

(Failed Dexterity saving roll)

You lose your grip again.

(Successful Luck saving roll)

Fortunately, a spine is there to catch you.  Unfortunately, it impales your thigh. (6 damage to Constitution, now 2 Constitution)  You remove the spine and continue climbing down.

(Successful Dexterity saving roll)

Finally, you get the hang of a technique for safely descending and make it alive to the base of the escarpment.

You search for the trail of the Bat war party…

(Successful Luck saving roll)

You determine that you are still 1 day behind them.  Battered and bloodied from the descent down Dirty Hairy, you would like to rest and heal, but there is no time.   You must catch up to the war party before they reach their tribal territory within a day or two.

Which shortcut do you choose?

Through the Valley of Flowers
…or…
Through the territory of Giant Daddy Longlegs

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.

You feel like a sparrow in a cathedral as you glide past the huge tree trunks of the Dark Jungle on the back of the powerful panther.  The big cat effortlessly weaves and pounces through the rotting jungle floor, honeycombed with downed trees, fungus covered crags, and pools of buzzing water.

You arrive at Smoke Ravine and without hesitation the cat unleashes every muscle in her body and takes flight…

(Successful Luck saving Roll)

You look down into the ravine as you glide over on the back of the sleek panther.  Smoke Ravine is indeed smoky and far below a thin red-orange flow of lava seems to boil in frustration.  You feel the heat on your face and hold on tight to your ride.  The cat lands softly on the other side and continues running.

Later in the day, you ask the cat to stop so you can rest and look for signs of the Bat war party’s trail.

(Successful Luck saving Roll)

You find their trail and determine that you are now only 2 days behind them.

The cat takes you as far as it can go: the edge of the Dirty Hairy escarpment.  You thank her and send her back to Never-Seen-the Sun.  You now must choose your next shortcut:

Climb down the face of the Dirty Hairy escarpment.
…or…
Get to the bottom by descending through the giant ant tunnels.

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.

You reply:  “If’n I knowed thar be watchers, I woulda dun more ‘saults n ‘crobats on der way down.”

He helps you out of the water and asks why are you trespassing on sacred tribal waters.  You explain your quest for vengeance against the Bat war party.   He says the Squarehead and Bat tribes are rivals and that he must take you to Never-Seen-the-Sun, the Squarehead chief,  for council.

You agree to visit with the chief, as the tribe’s location isn’t much out of the way and you may be able to recruit a war party of Squarehead to join your quest.

You arrive at the chief’s cave late in the evening.  After sharing a smoke with you, Never-Seen-the-Sun tells you that a Bat war party passed through this territory only four days ago.

(Failed Charisma saving roll)

You are unable to convince him to send several of his fine warriors with you, but he offers another way to help you.  He will lend you one of his Reticulated Panthers, which can carry you swiftly in pursuit of your prey.  You accept the offer and promise to repay the chief with scalps of his enemy.

Choose your next shortcut:

Attempt to jump across Smoke Ravine on your panther mount.
…or…
Ride through Giant Gibbon territory.

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.

You lash together a stout raft of jungle vine and bamboo and set off in the swift water of Spindle River.  The dark canyon winds through the overhanging jungle, dimly lit by phosphorescent moss on the wet rocks.  Sometimes the canyon widens into circular chambers, torquing the river into strong whirlpools and twisting rapids.

(Successful Strength saving roll)

The river spins, tumbles, and batters you,  but is unable to rip you from the raft.  Drenched, you float into a calmer stretch of river and emit a triumphant “Wagh!”.  As you wring out your beard, you begin to hear a large waterfall ahead.  Hemmed in by the canyon walls, you have no choice but to take the plunge over the falls.

(Successful Luck saving roll)

You are hurled over the waterfall and fall several hundred feet.  With incredible luck you land in a deep pool and do not strike any rocks.  You swim to shore in a daze.

When you get to the jungle shore a voice is heard nearby:

“You fish poorly,  wet-beard.”

You look up and see a native warrior standing there with a full basket of fish and a long barbed spear.  It is a warrior of the Squarehead tribe, distinguishable by their misshapen head due to infantile head clamping.  You’ve had friendly relations with the tribe in the past, but have never seen this particular fella before.

Choose your response:

“If’n I knowed thar be watchers, I woulda dun more ‘saults n ‘crobats on der way down.”
…or…
“Were ya skwar-hed born lek that?  Yer motter musta skweeled lek a baboon pinched by a snek!”


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.

Knocking the helmet off, you are able to resurface above water momentarily and gasp for breath.  Still, something holds you down in the mud.

(Failed Dexterity saving roll)

Only a contortionist could free himself from these bindings.  Stuck all day with only your neck above the water, you fend off snakes and insects with your hands, grabbing some as snacks.  Towards evening, a log floats by and you grab a hold.  This enables you to catch some sleep.

In the morning you find yourself sleeping comfortably on the log, your body free from the mud.  You have no recollection of what or if happened during the night.  You continue your journey and later in the day reach the edge of the swamp.  Searching for any sign of the Bat war party…

(Successful Luck saving roll)

You pick up their trail but discover that they are still five days ahead of you.  The night you spent stuck in the mud prevented you from making up any ground.

Which shortcut will you take now?

Through the territory of an unpredictable tribe of natives called the Red Fish.
…or…
Build a small raft and brave the rapids of Spindle River.


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.