Third Session (13 page pdf) – “Murder Avenged” – Tracking down their crewmate’s killers lead the command crew into an assassins’ trap! But killing is where they’re Vikings.
The murder of Little Mike throws our command staff into full-on police procedural mode as they investigate hard. Speak with dead, interrogating witnesses, tracking his last steps. And they fall into the trap of three assassins – a trio of Calistrian slayers known as Yellowjackets. Given all the Calistria lore I thought a divine order of assassins called “Yellowjackets” that get dispatched in threes were super apropos. I managed to find three good Calistrian type images, and basically statted them up off the images!
Wogan has to use one of his Infamy Points (we represent them by actual replica gold coins I give to the players) to avoid instant death from Ms. Kukri’s death attack. (These are the names the PCs gave them during the combat). It was a knock-down-drag-out fight but they finally killed one and captured the others.
As a special bonus – here’s a character sheet with the writeups of all three assassins! I took some NPC guide pregens and other stuff and doctored them up. They have Rage from Lover’s Vengeance and Magic Vestment on themselves (it doesn’t really show that on the sheet).
They actually trade the two living ones back to the Calistrians via their friendly gendarme contact to try to cool the conflict down. Will it work? Wait and see!