Thursday, June 10, 2021

Orachalcum Wasp Gonne

 Orachalcum Wasp Gonne, a baroque weapon manufactured by the elves of elder times and still in use among Moon Elves and isolated enclaves. It will clearly appear to be a gun of sorts to those familiar with firearms but lacking any obvious sign of ignition and possessing a screw top orifice to accept it's curious ammunition. The gun fire is almost silent with a strange chuffing puff of breeze and the angry buzz of the ammunition.

Damage: 1d3+ Paralysis (save vs poison to avert paralysis but victim is still slowed)

Range: 30/60/120

WSF: 4 (to ready)

RoF: 1 per round. (a specialist may fire 2 times a round if they do not move while firing)

Ammo: Jar of up to 8 saffron wasps. Wasps are -2 to hit in areas of cold.

Special: if the initial attack roll misses the wasp will circle and make a second attack roll on target unless target is protected by repellent, obscured by smoke/mist/fog, or there are windy conditions.  

Smashing the jar of wasps will generally cause them to wander off in confusion but there is a small chance (a hostile reaction of reaction check) that the wasp will attack. 

The wasps wither into paper-like husks immediately after attacking.

(I undoubtedly got this idea from someone else, I just don't recall where)

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Loot...Playing with the kids.

Did I not post all of May? How'd that happen?

I've been gaming with my sons. Our last session they delved down into the second level of the actual dungeon (not knowing they would be) and bribed some gargoyles to not attack them, destroyed almost a dozen animated skeletons, chased but wisely didn't catch a necromancer, discovered a magical steppign stone leading to an orcish city of at least 6 orc chimneys, encountered and defeated some curious elves with exotic weapons and armor (moon elves but unnown to them) yiledign the best loot they've gotten in a while consisting of: 2 silver daggers, a diaphramous mesh hauberk, and an orachalcum wasp-gonne with a spare bottle of wasps.

Now my sons are arguing about keeping or selling the wasp-gonne. It's likely worth over 1,000 Golden Lions which is much more coin than they have come across yet. It'll take a run to a big city or well known noble to sell it off for that much however. As a note for the reader a Golden Lion is worth 40 Bronze Groats the common coin of the campaign and it costs a bachelor about 6 groats a week to maintain a meager standard of living out in the villages of The Hundred where they are.