50 Fathoms - Session 05
The day after Gameblast 2019, phew!
We began on our skiff in 'Bubbly Bay' (should never have let Win name the bay). The black sand beach is composed of eroded volcanic rock. Talking of Win, she used her gliding talent to land on the beach, immediately nearly half a dozen giant crab-things emerged from the black sands and attacked!
We managed to defeat the them without too much trouble, we restocked our food supplies with crab meat.
Then after disembarking on to the black beach, we saw that it backed on to a sheer cliff face. We found a hidden path that rises up and along the cliff face.
We followed the ascending path, it was slow work and took 6 hours, eventually we arrived at a plateau. We spent the night in a 'depression'.
However, during the hours of darkness, swarms of flying things (we later learned are called razorbills) attack us. We struggled with the swarms for a while, but in the end they were driven away.
We continue our journey to the volcano. Pushing on throughout day 2 we entered a jungle. The heat was sweltering and encountered more swarms - this time swarms of mosquitoes that mercilessly bit at us.
Later in the day, Backstab Baxter stumbled across a diamond! Later on in the day we discovered a 2nd diamond. It seems something weird about the volcanic region can produce diamonds as a byproduct.
We continued inland through the jungle. During the day, we heard voices ahead through the jungle. Cautiously we searched ahead. We spotted a band of shaggy red-men passing through along a jungle trail. We stayed back and they did not spot us and moved on.
We decided that it was best to avoid red-man, let them go on their own way and did not take the trail and continued through the jungle.
Later on in the day we spotted a second band of red-men; they were close to a river. We stopped and observed them. They appeared to be performing a ritual that eventually involved sacrificing a red-man into the river.
We surmised that there was something in the river that the red-men were making a sacrifice to. We decided to be very cautious very cautious around that river. Once again we thought it good to avoid the red-men and pressed onwards towards the volcano.
By the end of the day, we were at what we considered the base of the volcano.
It was a good game of exploration but it's a shame I didn't get to keep the diamond :(
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