After the Krampus encounter, The Daring set off from The Hamlet O’Jamlet to find Ghazan’s tribe. After traveling for several days a storm kicked up that had gale force winds and forced them to seek shelter. They found a cave, but it wasn’t large enough for all them and their horses, so The Daring spent an unnerving night in Krampus’ Sack, to make room for the horses.
Within the next few days they neared the plains and saw some pretty sweet huge Eagles flying overhead. Ghazan knew them to be used as scouts in this area so the group proceeded with caution.
As The Daring went further into the prairies they came in contact with the Centaurs who were initially pretty aggressive until they understood that Ghazan was from the Oreo-nar Tribe. They let The Daring pass without issue, but seemed sullen and the group sensed something foreboding was waiting for them.
As they neared where Ghazan remembered his tribe to be located, the area became more and more familiar to the Ranger. They made it to the location the tribe had once been, but now it was nothing more than an overgrown field with the skeletons of dilapidated huts scattered about. In the center of the small village was an old totem, which once had stood nearly 20 feet tall, depicting many different animals and prominent tribal images, but had since been snapped nearly in two with the top half topple over but still connected to the base, nearly forming an inverted “V”.
As they explored the village Ghazan saw a prairie coyote (or something like that) and followed it. It led him to the hut which had been his home, which and collapsed in on itself but formed a perfect den for this coyote and it’s pups. It was an inspiring presence of re-birth in the midst of the absence and death which encompassed the rest of the village.
Du’tch, Yip and Ghazan spent the entire day digging graves, for the skeletons scattered around, as well as repairing the totem in the center of the village. While they did that, Leo and Drake spent the day with Rae’Mya (I literally have no clue if this is her name or how to spell it), Drake spent most of his time in taking care of her and trying to coax her out of her malaise while Leo spent the day playing for her and carrying on in conversation, regardless of the fact that Rae’Mya never responded or offered any sign that she even heard the melodies.
Once the totem was repaired, Ghazan climbed to the top and fit The Horn of Oreo-nar onto the top of it, where hollow had been made for it long ago. Once the horn was fitted, Ghazan climbed down and a strange wind began to blow. The wind hit the horn just right and instrument let out a somber note that filled the prairie around them.
It didn’t take long for The Daring to enter the desert. It was unbearably hot, and their supplies were starting to run low. To make matters worse a sandstorm formed behind them. Fortunately they came upon a monumentally sized Sphinx like statue, where the head and shoulders had broken off and fell to the ground. The Gaping mouth was inviting and The Daring and their horses went inside it to seek shelter from the storm. The Daring dismounted from their horses, which they left at the entrance and began to investigate the single passage that went further into the statue. The Daring could hear music coming from up ahead, and Leo began to play along.
The group came to the opening of the hallway they had traveled down and saw a large group of strange Jackal beasts (Jackalweres) as well as six totally lame cat creatures, which probably had a fitting name like Lamia. Leo continued to play along to the tune he had heard and in fact played so fucking good that the creatures up ahead didn’t immediate react to the group. There was a slight pause and the creatures were totally digging Leo’s tunes but after a few seconds they were like, “Wait, wtf?” and then attacked.
I’m gonna give you the TL:DR of the battle. Fuck JackalWere’s and their stupid fucking gazes, Drake got fucked by a Cat. Du’tch Dutch Ovened the fuck out of some monsters. Elven immunity to sleep is sweeeeet. Ghazan probably regretted giving up the horn. Yip did his best “LEROY JENKINS” impression, and The Daring won the battle and at no point did they genuinely believe that they were going to get total party wiped.
They waited out the storm in The Gaping Mouth and the next day set back out. The next major event was finding the Oasis town of Wonderwall (I don’t remember the real name) where they resupplied, and Du’tch and Ghazan arranged for their horses to be transported to Isla Nerna, because they wouldn’t make it through the jungle. They didn’t agree with the pricing of the transport services but Equine Transports, Inc. has a monopoly on the horse transporting market – Something Du’tch and Ghazan hope will be addressed by Einreb Srednas.
Oh yeah, Leo tried to bang the super hot bartender who looked like that chick from El Dorado. And she was like, “no way – I know your type.” And Leo was like, “No, I’m not like that.” and she was like, “Oh ok.” and fucked him.
The Daring moved further south and quickly left the desert, entering the jungle.
Welcome to the Jungle, The Daring.
While resting one night, Drake was on watch and was alerted to some rustling. Drake woke up Yip and had Lil’ Wayne woke up Ghazan. Lil’ Wayne was like, “Yo, m’tha fucka’ you gotta wake up’ he’he, yaaaa!” when Ghazan woke up he immediately reached for his bow and then his jimmies did some rustling when he found out it was no longer there. The rest of the group was roused, Yip was aroused, and the using his Driftglobe he lit up the area and with haste from Leo, pursued after a large creature that had done the rustling. He followed it to the mouth of a cave and The Daring regrouped and prepared to enter.
The Daring lowered themselves down a small cliff and had to be careful because the floor was literally just Orangorilla poop. This got Yip’s hopes up that he might find an Orangorilla poop shirt in his size here. The group came to an large opening in the cave, and saw a ramp that led up to an opening. But in their path was a large group of Orangorrilas and their Huge King, Honkey Dong – K. Dong was hanging from a small bar which appeared to just be held in mid air, he hung by his arms and in his feet he held Ghazan’s bow.
TL:DR of this fight – Dutch Ovens. Du’tch Gorrilla. Leo saves some lives with spells. Rocks hit pretty hard. Orangorrilas hit hard but are easy to hit, we were pretty scared at first with the amount of damage they were dealing but we were able to give it right back and they went down without too much difficulty.Ghazan got his bow back and K. Dong had been hanging from an immovable rod. Which The Daring thought was pretty sweet – But Yip thought the best treasure of all was his over-sized poop shirt. It was a little loose, but like that classic saying goes, Better loose than no poop shirt.