The Crypt of the Apocalypse! Or not.

In our last episode, our little Lone Wolf had cornered one of the rascally blackguards responsible for waylaying us and stealing our stuff. We re-acquired some of our long-lost coin and the all-important Seal, vital to completing our quest to bring aid to our benighted homeland. After a quick mental accounting, we decided to check out the big tomb in the middle of the square.

Gosh, that was enlightening. It’s a good thing the author didn’t waste our time with silly stuff like ravening liches or legions of undead skeleton warriors, and instead served up a juicy excerpt from a museum placard. Huzzah!

At this point I, as our tour guide on this little jaunt, had a decision to make. Does it make sense to wait a whole week just to decide which street to go down? I decided “NO” and thus turned to the expedient of a Random Dice Roller to provide us with direction when the choices are basically sort of random like this. Thus, the fates decided that we would head West down Tomb Street. Maybe we’ll find more museum placards!

The Gods of Dice decide that we head south:

At last, something new! I don’t know about you guys, but screw the dice — we’re going shopping!

Oh my, apparently thievery is a way of life in this charming little burg. I wonder if this minnow is related to the sharks who beat us up and stole our stuff?

On the other hand, maybe he’s just a poor waif heavily put upon by this lawless environment, trying to make his way the best he can in a cold and cruel world.

So what’ll it be, do we a) rat out the little fink, b) follow him outside and improve his moral education by graphically demonstrating how much it hurts to have your stuff stolen, or c) pretend nothing happened (which we’re good enough at now to practically turn into a Kai Discipline)?

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12 Responses to The Crypt of the Apocalypse! Or not.

  1. I say we make him give back the pouch, maybe we will get a reward for our honesty. The way this adventure has gone so far, the kid would probably kick our butt anyway if we tried to take it from him.

  2. Captain Kicktar

    From the description of the guards in the shop, it’s likely they’d just kill him, so follow him out and steal it.

  3. Hunter-Hunted

    WHAT??? We finally get to go to ‘Booty Walk’ and then there is nothing? No pimping seadogs, no ladies of the night.. No Booty??!! Well, call me disappointed…

    And what was up with that wimpy memorabilia plaque? Where was the ancient deity of death that we all of a sudden woke up just by been there??
    I swear, the logic of this book..

    Anyway, I vote that we slap the thieving youngster and expose him then and there! As Dan(1) said, we would probably get our ass handed to us by the urchin. Or we would loose him in the crowd before we could rob him back.

  4. When exactly did we learn the Kai discipline of picking pockets? I say scratch option 2, and just turn the rapscallion in on the spot.

  5. I agree with Dan, we should give back the pouch. I’m sure he’ll give us something in gratitude; he is a merchant after all, so I’m sure he has at least a bit of merchandise to spare…

  6. I’m thinking follow the kid outside. I don’t really want to steal from him, but I sure as heck don’t want to turn him in.

    The guards are all black armor and black ship on a red crest, classic villain colors. And the sign pings my bad guy radar too. The thief is a “small boy,” which pings my good guy radar.

    Maybe if we follow him out to steal from him we’ll get to talk to him or something.

  7. Danny Beaty

    Can’t we just kill Loan Wolf and finally put an end to this thing?

  8. spidercow2010

    I figure the robbed merchant is sufficiently unaffiliated with the obvious bad guys that the little punk can escape unscathed, and stealing IS bad, and we might get a reward or info or at least SOMETHING WOULD HAPPEN.

  9. William A. Peterson

    Danny, I’m with you, but suicide doesn’t seem to be an option…
    I’m figuring that, if we rob the kid, we might be mistaken for a local, and fit in better with the rest of the folks in this town! :D

  10. Corran Horn

    I say turn him in. We just might get a discount… We do have money, right?

  11. Get that brat and teach him the rewards of snotnosedness! Maybe the greedy merchant will allow us to keep the bag as a rewar- riiight. That’s happening.

  12. Based on what we’ve seen of the locals around here, I’m thinking they wouldn’t punish him too severely for stealing. They might, however, punish him for getting caught…

    Snitch.