Now GenCon recedes into the distance, back to my RQ campaign at https://www.facebook.com/Dansbooksandgames?fref=ts
Our heroes have defeated the scorpionmen nest and killed their queen, only for Melusine, inhabiting an underwater tributary that feeds the rock pools of the lair, to come and demand The Cleansing, as was promised to her. Cora tried to refuse, but her hand forced, Melusine reclaimed the jewel.
Escaping the nest the group trudged towards the edge of the Eiritha Hills and emerged into the wide plains of Prax dominated by The Block. Cora sneaked away from the party to remove the shame and danger, leaving the group to make their way towards the Block as various tribes of Prax gathered for the Great Herd Meeting.
The characters astounded the Praxians with their tales of defeating Chaos and when it was suggested by the Agimori who had been protecting Cora that some form of minor HeroQuest might help them discover what path to take, the tribes agreed, lending support so that the Shadow of the Block could be used. Here, Mother Eiritha herself came to thank the characters for defeating Chaos and then travelling to the Block to pay tribute. Each had a question answered and a Gift given. Vicious, son of the Zebra's ailing khan, helped his father to pass into Waha's halls and received his war panoply in return. Dread learned that Rootwater was no mere ancestor spirit, but possibly a fragment of Grandfather Mortal himself, and this discovered who his true father is. Leon the Basmoli was given a clue as to where to find the haunting melody that has invaded his dreams. And the brave Agimori who slew both Ssa Aba and the Scorpion Queen was brought into the worship of Waha. The entire group emerged as a hero band, charged with destroying chaos wherever it might be found. The Sons or Eiritha were born.
And hence to Race Around the Block (with all due acknowledgement to Gregory Privat), in which our dragonewt and Zebra rider, competed against a flying rhino, a stinky ostrich, a morokanth riding the equivalent of Usain Bolt (in the wrong direction), and an impala chased for glory around the base of the Block in an insane contest that saw excrement and ostrich eggs flung with abandon, dust-clouds billow and choke the opposition, and a fair amount of arrow and javelin play. Vicious the Zebra Rider won - a fitting climax to a session filled with epic, mythic drama...
This was a seriously and insanely
fun session. Thanks to Shaun, Garrett, Oisin, Phil, Erick, Paul, Katherine and our host, Dan, for throwing themselves into Glorantha's abandon so wholeheartedly.
Next Week: The Dead Place beckons...