Adventure Name: “Returning Home”
Brief Description: Leo, Anya, Jeff and Aleph return home. On their way they find Tarvon impaled on stalagmites that were not in the farming field earlier in their travel.
Once they reach Cold Steel they find Todd on trial, a guilty verdict but not death. More information comes to light about other rings and other possible shenanigans.
In addition, Leo receives his home, a full farmhouse and an extension of his property line along with another cabin. All to have room for his new housemates.
Date: December 17, 2018
XP Earned: 5 xp (each)
Loot: New Farmhouse, cabin, and two nanite scanners.
- Enel Energy Company Sulphurdale, UT 38°33’47.7″N 112°34’53.7″W (38.563243, -112.581595) – Location of the Tarvon found impaled by stalagmites.
- Cold Steel, 37°38’24.6″N 113°14’34.1″W (37.640157, -113.242818)
- Quarter Master Sergeant Ernest Borgnine
After the encounter of the black goo and possibly possessed person the group headed back south towards Cold Steel. The goal was to get back to Cold Steel and leave again before winter settled in.
Their trip was uneventful except when they got just outside Sulphurdale and Enel Energy. In one of the abandoned farms they found four dead Tarvon, who had not become good. They were impaled on stalagmites growing up from the ground and were petrified. No source of the stalagmites that were not there when Leo went through the area just 2 weeks before.
They also noted as they went through Delta that the soldier Tyrell that they laid to final rest there was still undisturbed. It appeared he was successfully laid to rest.
Outside Goisen Trading Post the group came across a group of forty or so Martok who were demanding payment for passage. Liand was part of this group (Anya’s old owner) and asked for at a minimum a single rifle for himself for passage. Leo refused and while Liand had climbed up on the humvee, had collected several grenades.
Liand meanwhile noticed what was happening and stayed on the humvee and out of the way of any thrown grenades, which eventually did happen wounding and possibly killing some Martok, driving the rest off, except Liand who used this opportunity to climb in from the top and demand to be dropped off at Goisen itself, which Leo agreed to.
Eventually the group got back to Cold Steel to find a farmhouse had been moved onto Leo’s land. Leo had requested no real pay and no privileges for his 15 years of service until he mentioned the house and an extra cabin. They immediately (to the chagrin of others) moved him to the front of the line and set up his home.
He discovered that Mary and Tasha (directed by Mary) had outfitted Leo’s house for a family and not just bachelor living. Mary seems to be nesting with her pregnancy and insists on keeping Leo’s larders stocked, his home comfy and ensuring Anya gets what she needs as a teenager.
Todd’s father, Quarter Master Sergeant Ernest Borgnine came to Leo to get the real information. He did not seem to be forgiving of his son, and he asked Leo to take care of things if his son was not executed. Meanwhile Todd’s mother was begging the court for mercy of her son, to exile him instead of executing him.
From there Leo attended Todd’s trial and guilty verdict, and found that one of the five people involved in passing sentence interfered with the death penalty (forcing Cold Steel to impose exile). Leo found out that this other Major Roberts has some sort of connection. However, it appeared that Julio and Leo would “escort” Todd out to his exile (which meant he probably would be executed away from the camp. Just before this was carried out Todd begged for leniency and gave up the presence of a second ring, and a second site at Coyote Springs Nevada.
Todd gave up a nano scanner and Leo was able to find the second ring at a backup Ranger site belonging to Julio’s team. Julio, who might be under investigation for other things was livid at what Todd did, and at least one other member of Julio’s team, named Charlie. Julio is a criminal and has no problem committing atrocities on outsides will not accept this behavior on their own people. Leo and Julio are working together on this because it effects their own people. They wish to solve what might e at Coyote Springs and if there are any other nefarious things happening at Cold Steel.
Leo ended the session with acknowledging that they will need to winter out at Cold Steel, but as soon as spring allows they will move forward with going to Coyote Springs Nevada, then traveling north through the remaining bases and finally seeing if they can locate Anya’s family.