“The beautiful laws of time and space, once dislocated by our inaptitude, are holes and dens. If the hive be disturbed by rash and stupid hands, instead of honey, it will yield us bees.” – Emmerson
“You stand on the edge of the hardscrabble heath, the afternoon sun casting a long shadow from behind the twisted dust brown mound of vegetation ahead. Not far ahead a lightly armored Vesk warrior is dragged bodily across the loose rocks and gauzy vegetation by three Zetan Frogdogs. It scrabbles for its sidearm and draws a shaky bead on one of the batrachial monsters. The slug thrower discharges with a loud report, striking one of the frogdogs in the head. As it dies it discharges a puff of sepia pheromones from its head glands. The scent of those pheromones drive the frogdogs in the vicinity wild. Their rubbery hide shifting from camouflaging earth tones to warning organ and vivid blue.
They fall upon the screaming Vesk.”
Crouched on the edge of the heather surrounding the heath feild Norn fired his laser at the group of Zetan Frogdogs hauling the Blue Dawn Vesk towards the Zetan Frogdog (Cr ½ creature, CR 2 encounter) Hive. The Frogdogs reacted aggressively and a fight ensued. The group fought a few frogdog workers as the other Frogdogs continued dragging the Blue Dawn Vesk towards the Hive entrance. The party slew all the Frogdogs outside except one. Out of the entrance of the hive came an enormous tounge that pulled the Blue Dawn Vesk into the gullet of a Frogdog Warrior (CR 3). Meanwhile, outside the last remaining Frogdog worker got a taste of Kiara as it engulfed her head and tried swallow her whole. Kiara sent a tersly worded “request” to the party Documentarian Llywen Drake, who until that point had been a passive observer. Drake, violating his impartial documentarian stance stabbed the frogdog and helped Kiara get it off her head. Working together the party was able to bring down the Frogdog Warrior and its three worker escorts (CR 4 encounter), but not before the Frogdog Warriors Battle Croak shook Norn to his core. Raka, the Yksoi technomancer barbequed several of the Frogdog workers with a surprise blast from his Fire Dragon Gland implant. Red was able to distract the Frogdog with a volley of fire after cleverly using his ComBot to piggyback him across the noxious pool of Frogdog Ooze. The Frogdog warrior was finally felled by an excellent shot to the eye by the Xenodruid Kiara. After the monster expired Yo, with assistance from Kiara carefully gutted the Frogdog spilling out the Blue Dawn Vesk. Norn interrogated the Blue Dawn Vesk with Honor while Yo, Kiara, Red, and Raka investigated the jagged hole in the back of the room. Discovering a scrap of the missing Pilots jacket Yo prepped a rope and descended into the chamber below. Kiara identified several useful parts of the frogdogs and harvested them with the rest of the party, along with some Frogdog ooze.
Down the hole Yo and the party discovered murals that had been warped by the Gap rendering them nonsensical. They also discovered a box with 3 magic Legumes. Exploring the passages they also discovered a strange living branch, and released an angry Space Goblin Pirate who fled and stole their rope.
Venturing further into the hive they located Prax (?) the Shireen Priest of Hylax and Copilot of the Dauntless. The Shireen was in a sticky situation having been dropped to the bottom of a 40 foot feeding chamber attached to the Royal Chamber of the Frogdog Queen.
We leave our adventures puzzling how to save Prax (?) with Norn having jumped down into the Lair, doshko ready, to battle the enormous Frogdog Matriarch.
3 Magic Legumes (1 used)
1 Living Branch
3 Frogdog Hides
2 Frogdog Pheremone Glands
10 Frogdog Quills
1 Rusty Old Dagger (Excelent Quality)
Frogdog Workers (All)- 715
Frogdog Warrior – 200
Encounter Xp – 200
Story Xp – 300
Xp Bonus Awards:
Norn 30xp For Fear RP
Red 30xp for innovative Piggyback
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