After Action Report:
Players: +Brendan S
as Aladdin, a Graceful Jack who Works Back Alleys.+solange simondsen
as Pongo, an Intelligent Nano who Explores Dark Places.+Randy Allen
as Arthur "Wart" Pendragon, a Strong Glaive who Masters Weaponry.
Tasked by the Queen of Hearts, the princes were instructed to head south to Qi to sell some T.A.R.T.s. After a few days on the road, a burst of Iron Wind forced the group underground where they met some Cave Qui and managed not to get into a fight. With some helpful direction, they navigated the tunnels and made it out south of the Dark Hills safely. A few hours away, they came across a hunting lodge wherein an abhuman servant tended to a pale woman with black and white hair that covered nearly all of her face.
She introduced herself as Madame Dev, allowing the travelers to rest there for the night. Pongo's excellent hearing kept picking up multiple sets of voices coming from Dev, which unnerved him. The brute Ghasto was the strong, silent type. Paranoid, the group overheard Dev's intentions to hunt down "flying cave beasts" and use their skins for her wardrobe and decided they could not sit idly by.
In the morning, they confronted the pair outside the lodge and Dev had her manservant attack. After a brief ruckus, and some lucky dodges, they tricked Ghasto into knocking himself out because nobody could hit like he could. Dev escaped, leaving behind a black & white wig.
While they were trying to track which way she went, the distress cry of one of their lopers. Rushing around to the stable, they found one dead and the other two stolen. Off in the distance, two riders were fleeing to the south. Investigating the house, they found the actual owners had been dead for over a week. They also took time out to go back and warn the Cave Qui of a possible attack and were thanked for their kindness.