Troupe: Klomp (Mark), Flaca (Grace), Smudge (Michael) and Smock (Caleb).
Garage Leader: Ro
Location: Ro's Garage
Link to Preceding Adventure: Icy Flows of Boo #2 May 16th 2021
|Our game now sports fancy mood setting lights!|
Klomp impales the now prone body of the Behemoth Snow Leopardoid one more time just to make sure it doesn't come back to life. The troupe spends several Mi-nutas discussing whether or not they should skin it. Klomp searches the creature for swag and finds none. They try to pull the 16 foot long carcass up onto the chariot, but it is too large and keeps sliding off. They decide to give this idea and take the creature's “Skrawww” pole arm as consolation.
|Mark as "Klomp"|
Meanwhile the weather has become intense, a huge sucking wave of sound envelopes the whole area. In the distance streaks of debris can be seen being sucked into the tilted maw of the icecano.
|Grace as "Flo"|
There is a flicker of putrid orange light and the now familiar form of Klogg Narr appears like an unwelcome habit. He starts going on, in a loud unctuous voice, not unlike Patrick Stewart trying to imitate a robotic programmed for etiquette, about the Quill Chat logs that he is now reading from Smudge's Pocket Orb, who has been apparently been neglecting to talk to his brother about some money that he still owes him for a pizza. The troupe now understands that the rogue ‘Gic has jumped from Mistla’s Pocket Orb to Smudges. Surely this could be an interesting problem later on.
Everything becomes silent. A slow rumble forms around them, akin to a fortress sized sack about to rupture. The low pressure makes everyones eardrums vibrate like catgut being drawn across a steel cable. A white flash appears and from the mouth of the icecano and a billowing golden white mushroom cloud begins rising into the sky. Flo (Flaca) concentrates for a moment using her gut to decide whether they are in danger. Her gut seems ambivalent, however inside the rest of her body lights are flashing and klaxons are sounding. As the cloud starts to blot out the sun the troupe mounts the Chariot and Flo guns the control levers making the vehicle rocket away.
|Michael as "Smudge"|
They are now heading northwards, away from both the cloud of doom and towards the settlement to which they were initially heading. Everyone grips onto the open deck of the ancient device, most using various adhesives to keep from being flung off the now speeding chariot. Rapidly appearing in front of them is the sheer cliff wall that surrounds this region, Flo swings the craft to follow the undulating rock at a distance of 70 feet. Klogg Narr appears almost as if he were actually with them, hunched over in a cartoonish manner as if an illusion needed to be holding on with everyone else. “I am told by the magics that I represent that there a truly wondrous sale of goods at All-You-Kan-Buy-Mikes-Furniture” The group is a bit worn down now, the “Gic’s musings only prompt a few perfunctory nods.
Appearing behind them, “Eagle Eye’s Smock” (his nickname while in the armed forces) spots a speck moving in behind them. He is able to see that it looks like a small red and white striped circus tent flying slowly gaining on them. The thought of seeing clowns and juggling acts sends a thrill of excitement through his little rag body and he can’t help to exclaim for all to hear “a circus!”
A second, and somehow more annoying Klogg Narr, appears to suggest that they slow down and visit the tent behind them. “It’s very prototypical and very exciting I’m told”. The giant cloud seems to have stopped expanding and in the near distance they can see colossal snowflakes, bigger than whole villages spinning in slow arcs as they fall to the ground. On contact huge plumes of frozen debris are churned up. It would appear they have managed to avoid the effect. Flo decides that maybe a tiny circus is just what they need right now and she pulls back on the throttle lever bringing the chariot to a stop.
|The Magician's Tent & Ro, Your Garage Leader|
The gayly striped tent floats to the ground nearby. Smock instantly jumps down and runs over. Flaca jumps down as well and the two of them jog over and stand in front of the billowing tent flap. Smock leads the way inside, Flo right behind. It has a smallish interior. Piled around like a hastily produced yard sale are various items of standard dungeoneering. Everything is flickering like a bad fluorescent light in a David Lynch film. Boogah, also flickering, is at the back, behind a crate. Smock’s disappointment at not being able to see things jump through hoops flips his demeanor from happy to sad. Flo absently picks through some of the barrels of iron spikes, which are marked “3 for a sodium”. She holds a mercury and Boogah shakes his head and slowly moves over to her. “You don’t have anything smaller?” He grunts and motions to a display nearby of McCrofty Iron Spikes, which are conveniently enough one mercury each. Reluctantly she picks up one of the flickering spikes, “are these real?” The slightly flickering Boogah nods his head and holds his hand out. Flo drops the coin and it passes right through his hand and thunks to the ground. Boogah makes an exasperated grunt as he and the tent flicker out and disappear. Flo retrieves the mercury piece and puts the flickering spike in her pack. Both her and a very disappointed Smock return to the chariot and begin flying south again towards the settlement.
The group settles in, glued onto the open bed of the chariot. A speck appears in the sky behind them, gaing slowly. Mistla looks ahead, the look on her face shows that she has been expecting this. In a few short Mi-nutas it is close enough to have pulled up alongside. It is an orange spotted Mach Schnell, wings out and eddies of subtle magical exhaust being let out in its wake. In an open cab sits the pilot, a red skinned, tattooed bi-peedal woman, glaring at Mistla.
I'll need to ask Caleb for the last bit here, I forgot what happend!
Here's the Quiz (Each correct answer is worth 1 xp):
1) What is the BSL’s weapon? (a Skrawww)
2) What are the possible words for Porno’s Viscid Glue? (wubba wubba wubba or wobba wobba wobba)
3) What did they call Smock in the military? (“Eagle Eyes Smock”)
4) What happened to one of Smudge’s eyeballs? (It got sucked into his armpit)
5) What has Smock always wanted to see? (Things jump through hoops)
6) What was upsold to Flo? (A McCrofty Iron spike)
7) What did Mistla’s family do? (Ran a frog farm)
8) What was the Behemoth Snow Leopardoid’s name? (Marashino)
9) Where is it all you can buy? (Mike’s All You Can Buy Furniture)
10) Name something “old school” (Slavery)
Join us next time for the Icy Flows of Boo #4!