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  • Game Trail

    _We're not cannibals. "Cannibals boil people alive in cauldrons":http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17315389-the-savages. I prefer to think of ourselves as evolved eaters._ We last left the Castaways gaping at the flotsam of the "Brine Demon":http: …

  • Cannibal Cataclysm

    _"Lure your enemy onto the roof, then take away the ladder":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty-Six_Stratagems_ When we left our intrepid heroes, [[:korlec | Kor'lec]] had just returned to humanoid- from "dire rat-form":http://pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/ …

  • The High Chief's Aegis

    My old enemy… "stairs.":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdaMwMUsKXM After decimating the terrible "Thrunefangs":https://age-of-serpents.obsidianportal.com/wikis/smugglers-shiv#thrunefangs in the cannibals' own camp, the witch-doctor the …

  • Breakfast is Served

    _A tale of the castaways, here for a long, long time_ [[File:512664 | class=media-item-align-right | 276x276px | monster_-_eurypterid.jpg]][[:dornas | Dornas]] was the first to regain consciousness on a bright sandy beach with jumbled memories of how …

  • The Wreck of the Jenivere

    _The breakers were right beneath her bows, She drifted a dreary wreck, And a whooping billow swept the crew Like icicles from her deck._ [[File:512671 | class=media-item-align-left | npc_-_Ieana.jpg]] In his delirium, [[:korlec | Kor'lec]] …

  • Eyes in the Night

    _Remember: A Paranoid is simply someone in possession of all the facts._ [[File:602032 | class=media-item-align-right | 188x264px | monter_-_zombie_Rambar.jpg]]We left our heroes facing the podgy corpse of the [[Jenivere | Jenivere]]'s mediocre cook, …

  • Monkey's Bum

    _Now goblins are cruel, wicked, and bad-hearted. They make no beautiful things, but they make many clever ones._ Breakfast was eaten, spells were prepared, wounds were healed, and the castaways discussed their agenda for the day. [[:monica | Monica]], …

  • Gob-Webs

    _I'm a little spider watch me spin If you'll be my dinner I'll let you come in Then I'll spin a web to hold you tight And gobble you up in one big bite!_ Our intrepid explorers were faced with a mountain to climb—literally! Though the ledge they …

  • The Cricket Pitch

    _If you play good cricket, a lot of bad things get hidden._ The last things [[:dornas | Dornas]] saw from the top of Black Widow Bluff was a makeshift bridge leading to a cavern on an adjacent, slightly smaller rise, and another cave mouth leading off …

  • Timeline

    _A summary of historical records, plot-specific events, and episodes in order of their occurrence. Reader discretion is advised, the chronology contains episode *spoilers*._ This campaign utilizes the "canon historical timeline":http://pathfinderwiki …

  • Fight With All Your Mites

    _History is written by those who have hanged heroes_ [[File:625078 | class=media-item-align-right| 253x270px | mite.jpg]]Our heroes crossed the wobbly, web-woven bridge to the ledge before the maw of the mites' lair. They were faced by a crude stick …

  • Legacy of Fiends

    _The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins_ Having just defeated the "Klixarpillar":https://age-of-serpents.obsidianportal.com/wikis/smugglers-shiv# …

  • House of the Hive

    _We have nothing to fear but fear itself. And spiders._ On the twilight return to base camp, the castaways chatted about a few of their ongoing plans and issues. [[:jask | Jask]], [[:sasha | Sasha]], and [[:nemanji | Nemanji]] took turns carrying [[: …

  • Wing and a Prayer

    _After living among such people I feel clouded and depressed; remember I have done nothing, and fear I may die unknown. I feel I am strange to all but the birds…_ After a rough day for our intrepid castaways spent carting down the various valuables …

  • Secrets of the Strand

    _One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries._ On the return to base camp, [[:sasha | Sasha]] proved disarmingly cooperative, considering the trouble she had caused. Hanging back with [[:nemanji | …

  • Battle for the Brine Demon

    [[File:647021 | class=media-item-align-right| skeleton_pirate2.png]]_Under the wide and starry sky, Dig the grave and let me lie. Glad did I live and gladly die, And I laid me down with a will. This be the verse you grave for me: Here he lies where …

  • Home Wrecked

    _If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself._ By the following afternoon, the castaways had managed to move their camp into the cramped, listing remains of the "Brine Demon":https://age-of-serpents.obsidianportal.com/ …

  • Thorny Entanglements

    _Don't pick the prickly pear by the paw When you pick a pear try to use the claw_ We temporarily hearken back to the previous evening, to a slumbering [[:korlec | Kor'lec]], whose rest was disturbed by the sensation of something crawling upon his …

  • Shiver Me Timbers

    _'I fear thee, ancient Mariner!' Be calm, thou Wedding-Guest! 'Twas not those souls that fled in pain, Which to their corpses came again, But a troop of spirits blessed_ This very eerie edition of [[Home Page | Age of Serpents]] began as many …

  • Path of Redemption

    _(You) butcher them! What sort of people are you that you wake up in the morning and think, 'this is what I'm going to do?' Why'd you do it? … I have seen things you would never believe, and this is the only thing I can't understand._ _"Cos it made me …

  • Food of the Gods

    _Make sure everybody in your boat is rowing and not drilling holes when you’re not looking. Know your circle._

    Grey Matter

    _I became gradually aware that here the vile fungus, which had driven us from the ship, was growing riot. In places it rose into horrible, fantastic mounds, which seemed almost to quiver, as with a quiet life, when the wind blew across them. Here and …

  • Invasive Species

    _Evils can be created much quicker than they "can be cured":http://www.winstonchurchill.org/resources/quotations/churchill-one-liner-quotes._ The rolling stone gathered no adventurers, though it did upend some moss. After they all more or less avoided …

  • Toxic Reactions

    _It's amazing how much manipulation is "going on in parasites.":https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=vKBD4CkAAAAJ&hl=en_ Our intrepid adventurers had just landed on the spongy deck of what once was the Nightvoice, which they believed to be the …

  • Destiny's Hinges

    _"Desperation is the raw material of drastic change":http://izquotes.com/quote/28001. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape._ With [[:nemanji | Nemanji]] and [[:tyst | Tyst]] still mysteriously missing …

  • Boils and Ghouls

    _"No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.":http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/135106.Isaac_Newton_ After leaving the cannibal chief [[:klorak | Klorak's]] chamber, the Castaways made a quick search of the "Thrunefang's":https://age-of- …

  • Shrine of the Serpent Lords

    __When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death – that is heroism.__

    Unfinished Business

    __What are you, some saint all of a sudden? What has the galaxy ever done for you? Why would you want to save it? 'Cause I'm "one of the idiots":http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy who lives in it!__ In the last episode, …

  • Blood in the Water

    __I always thought the appeal for vampires are the same as religion, the desire to avoid death and live forever.__ While exploring the underwater landscape in the form of a graceful …

  • Buried at Sea

    __This is the law: blood spilt upon the ground cries out for "more":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oresteia#The_Libation_Bearers_.28Choephoroi.29.__ As we open our short chapter, a man's corpse floats gently to the bottom of a moonlit sea. Above him, …

  • Mutiny on the Red Gull

    __For thirty years, I've sailed the seas and seen good and bad, better and worse, fair weather and foul, provisions running out, knives going, and what not. Well, now I tell you, "I never seen good come o' goodness":http://www.shmoop.com/treasure-island- …

  • Wooden Ships and Iron Hearts

    __Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin "slitting throats":https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/H._L._Mencken.__ In our last adventure, our "ragtag bunch of misfits":http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki …

  • Port in a Storm

    __Ma'am, do you know what you do when you walk into a bad bar and the hairs on the back of your neck stick up? You get your drink, you pay for it, you turn around, and you walk out. And this is a "bad bar"? Yes, ma'am, "Jericho is a bad bar.":http://www …

  • Slavers of Suum'tero

    __Whenever I hear anyone arguing for "slavery":https://www.nps.gov/libo/learn/historyculture/thoughts-on-slavery.htm, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.__ When we last left our heroes, the night was winding down as they, or most …

  • Falling Scales

    __The "serpent":http://www.robertgraham-artist.com/civic_monuments/plumed_serpent.html is the embodiment of Heaven and Earth. It scares people in many ways.__ Last time, the Castaways agreed to help a small cadré of dissidents from the little fishing …

  • Failing Forward

    __Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to "success":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Carnegie.__ Last time, our heroes were engaged in preparations for their trip to the slave trafficking "M' …