A story by Dave Phipps at Pulp Alley
Chapter Six, Blood Sacrifice
Collins" Where the hell has Moore got to ? there's no sign of him"
Grace " I shouldn't have left him when he was down, but he said he was alright I hope that thing from the lagoon hasn't got him"
Just then a native woman approached them.
Woman" My name is Zome, come quickly your friend in the pit they put him"
Collins "Hold on a minute, you speak English how & who put him in the pit & why ?"
Zome" Yes Professor Forbes he learn me, but that's not important, your friend in great danger he is"
Collins" Ok lead the way"
As Zome lead the way she explained to the group that Shagunia the witchdoctor against the elders of the tribe's wishes had started to make human sacrifices at the pit of the snakes & that many of the young man of the tribe had taken to following him.
As they came closer they began to hear a chanting
|BB's deployed, Zome is a level 2 ally for this game|
|The German deployed in two groups.|
|Hess & Helga head for the backpack|
|Gloup & the rest of the Germans move froward & Gloup notices some strange thing glowing on the ground.|
|The BB's start to spread out|
|Collins spots Moore in the pit & calls out " Hang on Cliff we'll get you out of there"|
|Dowl at the same time put a slug into Brown, who falls to the ground in pain|
|Grace not to be out done brings the pain to Muller|
|Zome tells Collins to be careful many snakes in the pit|
|Hess picks up the backpack, while|
|Helga & Dowl waste lead on one another|
|As Brown & Fritz take up apposition to cover the pit|
|Tentacles from the strange glowing thing lash out at Gloup|
|& with Helga busy trying to get by Shagunia's followers while been covered by Hess, Grace takes off after Zome who has headed for a small stature that she's told her Forbes was very interested in before he left.|
|Collins decides its now or never & drops down into the pit while Dowl gives him some covering fire|
|Helga approaches Shagunia , & lets off a shot|
|Which see 'shim & his man take flight|
|Dowl who's covering Collins in the pit drops Frits but can't reload fast enough to nail Brown who gets a shot off at Collins wounding him|
|But hero's are hero's for a reason & Collins take Brown down with return fire|
|Dowl watching over Collins gets blindsided by Hess & goes down|
|Moore" they've drugged me Delbert I don't think I can climb out of here" Collins" we'll get out old boy don't worry"|
|Collins" There you go, I told you we'd get you out"|
|As Collins climbs out, Helga never one to miss an opportunity fires on him & nicks him|
|but Collins fires back sending her tumbling to the ground, suddenly Shagunia & his followers reappear, standing over Helga Shagunia thinks what a great sacrifice she'd be|
|Hess shots at Collins but comes under fire himself|
|Grace is now at the statue & finds a note someone has left|
|Zome bids Grace farewell & heads off|
|Collins & Hess put their difference's aside & rush to save Helga from Shagunia|
Designers Note, with the way things had gone for the BB's I wasn't surprised when I roll for this mission that it was one of the BB's which turned out to by Moore in the pit leaving them a man down, so I decided for the first time in the campaign to have one of the leagues use some of their resources & as luck would have it the BB'S had only had one back up point leaving to them having to swap 2 tip off points for 1 back up point to get a level 2 follower, but luck is a fleeting companion as you can see from this game as it was the Germans turn to fall fowl of bad dice & cards.
On the card side of things as you might know I'm play testing some new ones for Dave, so unlike how I did it in the last game which I wasn't happy with I decided to not really go into them this time.
From the story side of things I didn't want to just have some random guy just pop up out of nowhere as we are on an island don't forget, so I went with a native woman who was a level 2 scout & was rewarded I think by this as as the game worked out she didn't have to do anything : )
So for the first time in the campaign the BB's are a head on reputation but are way behind on resources which could play a big part later on, next time it will be the Sinister Swamp which leaves me with some work to do because like the pit I don't want the swamp areas sitting above ground so I need to make up some more tiles.
Final note before I go, I'd some strong words with the cameraman about his sloppiness in catching the shadow of the gantry in a couple of shots near the end, if this in anyway took from your enjoyment of the movie then you can claim a full refund at the kiosk on the way out. : )
Well that's it for this post, my thanks to Dave https://store.pulpalley.com/ for the script & as always to you guys for dropping in & if you'd care to leave a comment it would be welcomed. :)