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Dark Sun: Rising
Chapter 6: Up Silt Creek Without a Battle?
Rollin', Rollin', Rollin in a dirt field...

After a couple weeks at the Dusty Jewel, all supplies and requested gear had arrived and the silt skimmer was ready and waiting. At the party's suggestion, Hargo put Malla in charge of the trip, and they selected a number of slaves to assist in keeping the skimmer moving. Two elves, Elyer and Tolin, would provide their keen eyes and skill as able siltmen. Four dwarves were selected as well; Thortic, Azzic, Gallyk and Dain. With everything in order, the party set out for the Isle of Silver.

Their first day out was met without struggle, though Anamis struggled to find his silt legs. Mid-way through their second day, however, the skimmer was caught in a tangle of ropes as the party was ambushed by ssurran raiders! The ssurrans tried to keep the party off balance while they sent thieves below deck to steal supplies. Unfortunately for them, Crusher and Solaris stayed below during the initial attack. In fact, were it not for the sudden emergence of a massive sandstorm, the party would have easily dispatched the ssurrans. The remaining few made a quick escape once the winds kicked up.

The heroes were quite experienced with sandstorms, though they had never been in charge of a silt skimmer during one. As quick as possible they moved the skimmer behind some rocks for cover and took down the sails while tying down anything that could be blown away. Below deck, the heroes attempted to seal off the hatch from the blowing sand. It was quite the challenge as the winds blew the covers loose many times, pouring silt into the cabin. Eventually Crusher succeeded and the crew were left in the dark, waiting for the ominous sounds of the storm to pass.

When the sandstorm finally died down the party made their way topside though a couple feet of silt, only to find the skimmer completely buried. Anamis struggled to find the surface; nearly suffocating in the dirt, were it not for the party's quick thinging. The rest of the day was spent digging the skimmer out enough to get it back en route. Because they lost some supplies to the ssurrans and were forced to spend an extra day without moving, the party was low on food. They had to push hard to reach Blackroc fort by nightfall.

When they arrived, however, they found the fort in ruins and under attack by none other than the Skull Wearer! The infamous giant and his minotaur pirates had all but captured the fort and razed it to the ground! Sanguine smiled, "I'm sure we'll get a discount on supplies if we go save them..."
Session: Chapter 6: Session 19 - Sunday, Jan 06 2013 from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM
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I really enjoyed this session -- only real downside is I didn't pace it and get as far as I'd hoped.

Here's a good place to leave any comments on what from that session you'd like to see more of (or anything you're currently hoping to see in future sessions).

Took us a while to really get going, but it was a good session. Would have liked to get that second fight in though, as it felt like the session was a tad light with only a short fight and a short skill challenge.
Really wanted that second fight. Felt like we could have been more focused. The whole 60 second turn thing may be a good way to go. As well as as set time to start actual game play.