Friday, March 12, 2010
The Axis of Glorious Retribution Day One!
Making good use of the fine weather The Axis gets to work. Lightfufu begins by barking orders to his guild mates. Gathering materials Lightfufu sets out to begin construction on several structures. With a little luck he manages to create four rope and lumber huts about 10 feet in diameter. After feeling content in his job well done he begins meditating on the four elements, the element of fire coming to mind most often. The immutable flame of creation burning bright from deep within. Lightfufu learns to focus his will and create a small flame. As well as produce a thin jet of flame from his hand. As he trained Lightfufu noticed that the light from his lantern gave him clarity of mind and made his time much more productive.
BeckyD strolls onto shore with a sunny and cheerful nature, after creating a small one person teepee she whistfully strolls into the forest looking for wood. She enters the jungle and begins to pick up large sticks when a Jackal, black as night and burning red eyes jumps out at her. The very next moment just before the Jackal strikes out at her a 10 foot tall Frogbear lashes out with his tongue wrapping the Jackal up and rebounding straight into his mouth. The Frogbear slothfully munches away at his meal and BeckyD makes her escape with a bundle of wood. Having just nearly been a meal she decides to loosen up and practice her acrobatics, slipping her feet past her head, perfecting cart wheels and handsprings.
The Goop crafts a makeshift Lizardshark disguise out of leaves and vines. With a little knowledge of the Sharklizards back home he begins to communicate. With a series of tailwags he tells a smaller one in the pack that he is here to meet the leader, or was it fight the leader? A large Lizardshark with a crown upon his brow makes him self known with a large bellow and charges The Goop. But The Goop dodges out of the way. He knows that Lizardsharks fight a non-lethal battle when fighting for leadership but injuries are still likely to occur. (you can spend another turn and fight him, or you can run and use your full turn for other things).
Jeremy gathers some materials to create some basic construction tools. First using a some rope, wood and a rock to create a hammer. Chiseling at another rock to create a dagger, and fashioning saw out of some metal found in the wreckage. With these tools gathering other resources and crafting will become easier.
Meanwhile George masters the art of gathering, while gathering more sticks in the the jungle George comes across a spear sticking in the ground. Curios he picks it up and notices some movement as something vanishes into the underbrush, the thing had left behind another object, picking it up George acquires a map of the island on this map several spots are marked. On the map the three spots are marked, the shape of a stick man a day north of camp, the shape of a cave a day south of camp, the shape of a building a day east of camp.
At the end of the day your team ends up with more wood than it started with, two 10ft huts, and a teepee, a set of basic tools, a spear, and a map.