|Posted By||Topic » Leviathan 2011 : Death at the Kharga Oasis|
Posted: Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 5:38 PM — Edited on 2011-04-13 17:38:31.0
Well, Rex has had to drop out, so we're down to four, with three formal entries.
Been building buildings for living (as opposed to dead) people the last couple of nights. Now I just have to come up with a slightly different plotline for four players.
Hope to see you all on Saturday. :)
Beloved of Bast
Posted: Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 3:47 AM
Just a quick post to say thank you to Barry from VYe_King and myself for writing and organising the Wargods of Aegyptus scenarios that we played at Leviathan this weekend. We both had a great time - lost a lot of games but still had fun. (And we came home with goodies as well.)
Thanks also to Darryl and Mark for being our opposition over the two days and kicking our butts.
We will get revenge next time.
This is from both of us as Vye_King doesn't have internet access at the moment.
Thanks again for a great job Barry.
Posted: Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 5:02 AM
As those present know, Kharga fell! Its defenders slaughtered, inhabitants massacred! Woodcut illustrations to follow!
Mark (Oceanborn) was overall winner, closely followed by Darryl.
Jean (Beloved of Bast) was champion of Khanum and Steve (VyeKing) was champion of Sobek, being responsible for the greatest carnage (much of it his own army)
More comments later... tired.
Posted: Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 6:34 AM
Thanks to Barry for running another great event (even if things didn't pan out as expected)
Thank you to Beloved of Bast, Vye King & Darryl for good games
And the next army I take to a Leviathan will hopefully be a fully Basti force...(dependant on some conversion work being completed)
Posted: Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 7:34 AM
Was good too watch the little bits and peices i saw on an aside barry i got back from the atm and you had left :( have too meet up sometime after i get back from europe then. Grats Oceanborn on taking out the leaders hat.
Posted: Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 4:58 AM
Kharga has fallen!
The forces of darkness have triumphed!
The first anyone knew in the Black Lands of the Nile was when a few refugees, more dead than alive, staggered in with the news.
After the rise of the armies of the dead from the necropolis, the town was besieged. They attempted to break through to allow messengers free travel to no avail.
The Wendigo ambushed one column trying to fight their way through to the Nile, while the Eater of the Dead defeated another force from Kharga trying to save an outlying temple complex.
Then the defenders failed to recover important relics from a ruined temple while the Eater began raiding outlying villages.
With each defeat, the ring of bronze around the town grew tighter until the leaders of the forces of darkness felt strong enough to try to storm the walls.
They attacked at midnight, a blizzard of unfamiliar snow and the dreadful baying of the Howlers heralding their arrival.
The basti archers holding one part of the wall broke on hearing the cry of the beasts accompanying the Wendigo, and the tethru adjacent began to shiver as they felt the tread of the gigantic snowbeast the Wendigo called 'george' through their feet.
The alarm trumpets sounded and the rest of the defenders awoke and began to move towards the threatened section of wall.
The tethru had time for one volley as the snowbeast loomed out of the whiteness and it began ripping the wall apart around them, shattered mud bricks flying.
The basti rallied and returned to their positions just as the scaling ladders went up and began pouring arrows into the undead horde. Nearly a third of them fell in that one volley but a few warrior mummies led by crypt lord managed to fight their way onto the wall. Once there they began cutting down the valiant basti who held long enough for reinforcements to reach the walls.
The gatehouse had been abandoned by the first flight of the basti, and it had been occupied by the necromancer of the undead horde. She began summoning patches of living darkness that she sent out into the town, draining light and life from any who touched them, then she sped down and opened the gates of the town to let the chariots of those she both lead and served in.
Near the gates the mighty snowbeast along with the windigo cheiftain tore the wall apart, many tethru dying in the rubble as it collapsed. Those who remained fell back from the wall as the furry horde placed their ladders against the wall and began to climb.
Earth tremors summoned by the Tethru sorcerer who had flown from the town center shook the ground under the snowbeast, causing it to stagger and nearly fall, but it caught itself on the side of the gatehouse and with an earsplitting roar it charged Malach, harbinger of Ptah and his bronze clad guards who had just finished deploying for battle.
Their polearms rose and fell, cutting the great beast and spattering them with its black blood, but its own blows struck home, pounding the harbinger again and again until finally his ka fled.
With his death, many of the defenders lost heart and began to flee. Soon the rout became general, panic and confusion spreading as the defences collapsed.
Then the sack began. Wendigo and mummies hunting the inhabitants, chasing them through the night like weasels in a henhouse, slaughtering and feasting.
A few ragged survivors managed to break free and bring news of the disaster.
Households and temples from the Delta to the Cataracts are in mourning, but without a pharaoh to give leadership, how will the disparate factions fracturing Aegyptus unite to fight this rising evil?
Woodcuts are at : Photobucket
Posted: Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 7:13 AM
Some more significant woodcuts : Us (except Jean)
George making an entry
Mummies on the walls
Kharga from outside the walls
Kharga - vulture's eye view
The forces of darkness
Eater attacking village