Friday, 28 September 2018

Oil and Blood, Tor Megiddo - part 16 - Rottingham Dustup

It was a nice waterhole they had,
Alarm not at the sound of my voice,
What they had was nearly clean,
Observe my new weapon, the one of my choice, 
Be careful, we don't know them,
But I'm gonna hold my scene.


Downtown Dustup

The Slipgibbets rolled into Rottingham with the spoils of their last fight, spirits high and swaggering. A few of the Ashtown Wasters were there ahead of them, as were a dozen locals going about their normal business.

The Waster know as Thunderous Beggar took watch from the roof of Blockhaus Alpha.

Duggee the lizard-beast took a drink from the less-than clean "fountain".

Commander Blitzer was making a trade with one of the local merchants - purchasing stimms probably.

The lizard-thing attacked Atlas! The vicious creature took the mutant out with it's savage maw after an extended fight!

Duggee retreated into the shadows beneath the walkway to gnaw on a bit of Atlas's gear.

Absent crept up behind Commander Blitzer and took a shot at him!

Blitzer was having none of that and charged Absent, the giant smashed the desert mutant with his massive hammer and sent him flying.

Kastorax and Cobalt  snuck through the back streets of the shanty town.

Kastorax watched Blizter flatten Absent and seethed.

Leech blazed away at Beggar and took him out in a hail of heavy stubber bullets.

Commander Blitzer scaled the ladder and charged at Leech, but the Slipgibbets champion heard him and turned at the last moment - blasting the giant with his stubber. Kastoax silently climbed the ladder behind Blitzer and electrocuted him with jabbing the back of his head with his shock stave, just as the huge gang leader got to his feet!

Duggee went on a rampage and mauled three more locals!


The Slipgibbets gained a huge hall from this encounter. Kastorax got +3XP, the other 4 who fought all got +1XP. The gang climbed to Reputation 8 (from 3) and raked in a mighty 130 guilder credits!

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Oil and Blood, Tor Megiddo - part 15 - After the Storm

After the Storm

When the Red Wind had subsided again for another year, the Yaike Yaike tribes met at the Great Gathering out on the Scorched Plain. Tradition required they left their weapons outside and the tech-witches and war-leaders went through the ritual greetings and started to renew alliances, to trade, and to confirm possession of territories and resources.

Then the time came to discuss The Promethean Tower in the Valley of Defilement, that had been destroyed in a huge explosion after a battle between a large number of tribes the previous year, before the Red Wind had come. None could agree which tribe should take possession of the Valley and the tech-witches and war-leaders fell to arguing. Prohibited hidden weapons were drawn and blood flowed.

The fighting quickly spread beyond the Great Gathering itself to the followers and caravans that accompanied the leaders. The from there to the outposts and settlements across the Barrens. Soon the Yaike Yaike tribes descended into all out civil war!


The Slipgibbets truck rumbled into the edge of Remorsehold, a small settlement in the ruins of a refinery. Kastorax, Flood, Cable and Cobalt dismounted and looked around cautiously.

Something was moving not far away.

The Purebred were already in Remorsehold!

A Purebred warfather watched the truck through the sites of his heavy stubber, but a Rustman blocked his view of the hated mutants.

Cable covered the Slipgibbets as Kastorax led Flood and Cobalt toward the settlement.

Purebreds Yash the Blemished and Eshelon the Rider were searching one of the shanty dwellings.

Eshelon and his mutant steed galloped up alongside the cold furnace.

Eshelon blasted Kastorax and the tech-witch fell.

Flood returned fire and downed Eshelon.

Cable moved up, firing his grenade launcher through the supports at Larg.

Yash blasted Flood with his laspistol.

Cable fired at Eshelon, this time hitting his mark more through luck than judgment or skill!

Kastorax looked down on Yash as the Purebred fell back from the fight, and chuckled to himself.


Meanwhile, in another part of the desert... the Stash Riders and the Ashtown Wasters met at Final Falls.