PCs present: Khamosis-Isis, Amon-Nut, Blaze, Tomok-Nut, Ryder-Horus
We were traveling from Brindol to Viton on Captain Temek’s Ship, The Syros Swan. Near Kawa on the northern coast of Baldari, we saw the town aflame while several fishing boats and other small craft fleeing. After conversing with the captain, he agreed to attempt to intercept a small boat. Amon-Nut and Tomok-Nut, along with two crewmen, paddled out to the craft, in which a family was fleeing.
The boat contained a deceased elderly man, his wife, and their daughter, a young woman. They witnessed skeletons, mummies, and a large scorpion covered with egyptian runes attacking the local Church of Nut. The man was killed by the scorpion.
Upon viewing the town of Kawa from the cookoo rest on the ship, Ryder reported seeing a multicolored shimmering sphere on the beach, which Khamosis believes might be a Circle of Protection. Neraphi underwent a commune now ritual with Nut which allowed the group to ask questions regarding our best course of action. After receiving responses, we continued on to Viton.
Upon arrival in Viton, the ship and crew were held in port under armed guard until Akun-Nut arrived and escorted us to the council hall, where Whistler, Ryder’s mother and sister and several other townspeople were standing outside. Whistler informed us that the council was in session and Maldeen, Sub Par’s supposedly dead uncle, was present. The tomb king, called Avassi, the Dark Pharoah, was the topic of discussion.
As Whistler finished filling us in, his attention was drawn upward to the sky where a flying chariot manned by six beings and pulled by flaming winged horses was drawing a was coming into view. Whistler said “The Court is here.” Almost simultaneously, the council and Maldeen came out of the council chambers. Maldeen saw the court in the sky and said “This is the last word, you should accept my deal,” then disappeared.
The Court’s hover-chariot was large flat platform, approximately 30’ x 40’. Two Liontaurs, each with two large khopeshs on their backs and two sets of bracers; Zuka, a Paladin of Ra; a warpriest of Ra; and two paladins of Ra comprised The Court.
The War Priest’s first words were “Who is in charge?” Ryder’s father, Haji-Horus stepped forward and replied “I guess I am,” to which Zuka replied “Someone needs to run this fucking town!” The Court was told by Haji-Horus that Maldeen was looking for our group, specifically for Sub Par, whose father was rumored to possess the key to the Pyramid of Shadows, which is known to be an artifact of Anubis. Zuka listened intently, then before leaving informed our group that we “should get to Tanis sometime.”
The group, sans Khamosis-Isis, went to Ryder’s parents for dinner. During the meal, Amon-Nut recalled that his trainer has a box in his possession that he said Sub Par would be given “when he was ready.”
We stayed at Ryder’s family home that night and ensured there were guard shifts all night. Haji-Horus shooed everyone out of the house just prior to 1:00 in the afternoon, closed all the doors and when they opened, Arismarne was there.
Captain of the Guard arrived and asked us if we wanted to provide security for a couple of teams to go to Kawa and do some recon.
Haji-Horus and the council decided to allow Temek to leave port, but only on the provision that he take us to Tanis. Blaze conveyed this information to Temek, who agreed with one condition, that was to be paid. Blaze then met with Chenzra, with whom he agreed on Temek’s behalf for The Syros Swan to provide escort service to the ship carrying Viton’s tax transactions and Scribe Xim, to Tanis. Temek will be paid for this service.
Sub Par receives a message from Ahun-Nut informing him he has to see him in Assay, a Genasi town. The consensus is that we should get to Tanis first, then pursue other endeavors. Arismarne and Yaz accompany us on the river toward Tanis. Xim is accompanied by two bodyguards.
During the trip, guard rotation for the group is:
At 2:30am, Fareema sounds the alarm that she spies something moving toward us, and they are crocodiles.