Seventh Session (12 page pdf) – “The Sun Temple Colony” – The crew finds the lost Andoran colony built atop an Azlanti ruin. They fall in with religious extremists as an Azlanti artifact nearly burns their ship to the waterline! Then they start poking around the island.
I liked doing the Sun Temple Colony after I did From Shore To Sea, because they were used to the WoW-like architecture of the Azlanti, and even knew to talk to the will-o-wisp streetlights in Aklo… But first they get lit up by the main attribute of the Sun Temple Colony, its big ol’ sun-focusing floating lens.
The Sun Temple Colony is from the Lost Cities of Golarion supplement. The intent here is that there’s parts of it about 10 CRs above the party’s level, so they have to keep it a bit on the down-low and play the locals against each other. They meet the “free” colonists and learn about the cult, the God-touched and breeder varieties. And they get a mascot, the impressionable 15-year-old Lefty.
Sindawe gets to exercise his captaining skills, which is generally “issue orders and then beat the nearest crewman unconscious since he’s clearly not moving fast enough.” They do get loot shares; this is probably the best place to give the pirate crewmen treasure because they are a thousand miles from anywhere they can spend it.
Then, it’s off to hexcrawl and explore the island!
The way I remember it Sindawe gave an order and the crew’s humorless serial killer/rapist said something that sounded like, “No. I am not going to do that.” Thus the beat down. Usually, Sindawe ignores the back talk or assigns less desirable chores to the offender.
Stand not in the way of my exaggeration for humorous effect!