We’re nearing the last act of the Perilous Island Campaign and everyone is looking forward to the final adventures.
There is one thing slowing our progress towards those last games – a new small cultist. The real-life leader of the Cult of Ra (Gunnar) had his better half deliver a new miniature to his collection the other day and that sort of upset the progress of the campaign. We do approve, though, as the miniature in question, while pre-painted, will (due to scale-creep) grow into a full-fledged gamer within a decade or so. Also, the world needs more cultists… Congratulations!
|The good guys and gal - The CSSS in all their splendor. A fierce dog and a shooter as local backup during this game.|
|The evil opposition in the form of the Phrenologists led by Herr Doktor Kopfgelände (dressed all in brown) and his trusted sidekick Sister Sigrid. Three PhD students give extra firepower.|
|The game-board and set-up|
|There's the first ghoul. Go get him!|
|The Phrenologists win initiative and quickly sorround 'their' ghoul.|
|And the CSSS follow suit. Lets see what the ghouls will do in their activation.|
|They both move towards the center of the table. This should be interesting.|
|Soura Innozenca quickly moves up to one of the monstrosities.|
|And she fools it into giving away the clue. Notice the excellent dice roll. Ring for the win!|
|We roll for the next zombie and it appears in the middle of a perilous area close to Monsignore.|
|Priority now is to protect Soura and her plot point. Other league members move up to shield her from the evil Phrenologists.|
|Ooops. That's the downside of being a shield...|
|Ouch. Those sharpshooters knows how to hit. Soura really needs protection now or she might go down and loose the precious plot point.|
|Saved by more meat-shields.|
|The Phrenologists side is not idle. Sister Sigrid move up to 'their' ghoul and easily knocks it down. She cuts it up and finds a clue in its grisly innards.|
|My plan is whittled away as the phrenologists start to shoot...|
|Ouch. Another one down.|
|But revenge is swift as Soldato Morto shoots his SMG and places a burst marker over three bunched up Phrenologists.|
|Excellent. Both PhD students goes down. |
Sister Sigrid still stands.
|I move more league members to the front line.|
|and manage to take down the last of the sharp shooting PhD students.|
|Soura is about to unlock our second plot point when the dastardly Ulf plays a Fortune on her. It makes the Peril she has just drawn permanent in burst centrered around her. Not a very nice trick.|
|Well, Soura is tough and shakes of the effects of the Peril. She then manages to charm the ghoul to give up the clue it carries.|
Anyway. Monsignore unlocked our third plot point, and was rewarded with the major plot point, a lost page from Lord Darrow's personal diary.
The Phrenologists are down to Herr Doktor and Sister Sigrid and they give up all thoughts on attacking the invincible CSSS (Ulf looked at my Skull Ring and gulped. He new he was in over his head...). Instead they go for a ghoul that strays over to their side and unlocks it. Thereby the game is over and the CSSS got one major and two minor plot points and the Phrenologists got two minor points.
That ring really worked!