Deep within the Lost Valley of Dinosaurs, our heroes have not only befriended the blue monkey men known as the Akala, but they have discovered their lost friend Nils Lingonberry is probably under the control of the arch-enemy Ahdo "BeastMen"
... and the Ahdo are planning a human sacrifice.
Our Heroes (All Wild Cards)
Maja Millie - crack archeologist
Kacey Barbara - newspaper photographer on assignment a LONG way from home. Running low on patience and film.
Lord Jon-Smythe Cuppenbrush - ex-British adventurer, full-time British gentleman whose ammo was running thin.
The Akala (Blue Monkey Men)
Mettiaus (Wild Card)
Akala tribesmen (Mooks) x8
The Ahdo in Ritual
Kaja (Wild Card) - High Priestess
Ahdo Cultists (Mooks) x8
Klug (Wild Card) - War Chief
Ahdo Reinforcements (Mooks) x8
The Ahdo participating in the ritual are circling the pit.
|The ritual has just begun....|
|Nils Lingonberry, Swedish Adventurer, is the Guest of Honor... or Horror.|
|The Akala discover the giant gem!|
|The Ahdo try to repel the attack...|
|Our heroes look for an opening to rescue Nils...|
|The Ahdo are withered by Akala bows|
|But Ahdo reinforcements slaughter the Akala|
|Mettiaus takes one Ahdo with him.|
Lord Jon-Smythe jumped out of the brushed and fired his shotgun at the other nearby tribesman, only to be met with a quiet *click*. His last two shotgun shells finally succumbed to the elements. Oh Bloody Hell! The Ahdo was alarmed by the light-skinned man with the clicking stick and charged him, only for him to take three steps before Lord Jon-Smythe dropped the shotgun, pulled out his trusty pistol and shot him through the heart.
Maja Millie raced towards Nils, and with another knife, sliced through his bonds. Nils was relieved to see his dear friend. "Pi Yimminy! Dees fellahs are oop to no gud! But they didn't take my gun, " as he whipped out his revolver and took out a tribesman returning from the fight with the Akala.
|Nils is freed... and still armed!|
|Things looked bleak, then the Priestess literally stabbed her bodyguard in the back to complete the ritual|
But where the heck has Kacey Barbara been this whole time?
She was nearing the Akala when the counter-attack slaughtered them, in fact she took one picture of the last retreating monkey man was run down by two Ahdo. They searched the Akala and discarded the gem deeper into the jungle. The Ahdo, it seemed, only valued death,
|The Ahdo hunt down the last of the Akala with the gem.|
|Kacey Barbara attracts a bit too much attention....|
Although they had yet to procure any treasures or artifacts, Nils was a fount of knowledge on his captors. Unlike the Akala, who appear to have evolved into their primitive culture, the Ahdo were certainly humans who devolved into pure savagery and cannibalism. Their language was primitive and archaic, but Nils scholarship in linguistics allowed him to quickly pick up essential info. Despite them calling the Swede essentially a "well-fattened pig... or dinosaur" for a great feast the Priestess Kaja wanted to use him to summon Attil-a-Kong, their dark god of jungle. He wasn't sure if it was a symbolic sacrifice, or the Ahdo were placating another entity, perhaps a Tyrannosaurus Rex?
Back at the pit, the Priestess Kaja looked out at her savage warriors, cutting out the hearts of the Akala and eating them on the spot, with grim satisfaction. The pale strangers had nearly interrupted the ritual to a ruinous end. Sacrificing her own bodyguard was acceptable to her god, but it did not grant her the favor sacrificing a non-Ahdo would. Her people must now be vigilant at all times.
Kaja, like her warriors, were already failing in their vigilance, for among the fallen Akala that were being devoured, there was a missing one body, of an elder. If they weren't pre-occupied they might have noticed the trail of blood leading into the forest...
But someone else did notice...
|Attil-a-Kong has awoken!|
This scenario was heavily inspired by Hook Island Gaming
Next: Episode #2.9 - "Who Could Have Foreseen It?"