Valerian’s team have penetrated into the very heart of their enemy’s stronghold. Now they must enter the Great Machine itself, if they are to discover the secret of the infernal powder. But what horrors will they face, and what sacrifices will they be prepared to make in return for knowledge?
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CLOCK: Uncover the source of the Powder 8/12
GM ORACLE: Give or take a resource or an opportunity: 361. 141 (Skull reading book, dripping test tube)
Flint studying Sacred Machine Oil in the Lever’s sacred book
SIMPLE Q: Does he learn anything useful? Unlikely: 6 Yes, and…
COMPLEX Q: What does he learn? 524, 441 (Bleeding egg, 2 arrow bow)
The cultists believe the machine is alive, and that the oil is like it’s blood. Those that can survive ingesting it can become living weapons, part of the machine.
ACTION: Trace Hunt (Risky) explore the Machine, Flint Assist (1 Stress), reduced Effect: 2d+1d: 6,1,6 Crit!
CLOCK: Uncover the source of the Powder 10/12
COMPLEX Q: What do they find? 441, 416 (2 arrow bow, flying dagger)
Killing Grounds (kills some rats but not others)
ACTION: Trace Prowl (Risky) bypass the killing field, Push (2 Stress), Flint Assist (1 Stress), reduced Effect: 2d+1d+1d: 4,5,6,4: Success
CLOCK: Uncover the source of the Powder 11/12
COMPLEX Q: What does she find? 642, 523 (female symbol, many people)
The Priestesses of the Cult (only women can pass the killing grounds)
ACTION: Trace Survey (Desperate), Push (2 Stress) locate the fracture: 1d+1d: 4,4 Success & consequence: Lose Something Important:
CLOCK: Uncover the source of the Powder 12/12
Rupture to the Demon Dimensions: demons emerge, and are blasted to dust by the priestess’ ritual.
SIMPLE Q: Is the something lost Flint? 5,2: Yes, but
COMPLEX Q: What do you mean, But? 442, 562 (spooky man, poisonous mushroom)
He’s not dead. Flint drinks Machine oil, and is transformed
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