Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Koreshi Chronicles - Chapter X: Lighting the Way

Lyta found Jonas sitting in an easy chair, watching the street-life of Lyonesse as it passed below his window. A blanket was tucked around his lap, an empty mug beside him on a night table. The medical equipment was gone -- taken away by Doc Chambers when he had returned to points further south -- and there was no sign that the hotel room had been used for anything other than sleeping and resting.

Lyta knocked softly as she entered. “Thralan?”

Jonas looked up and smiled. He seemed tired. Lyta wondered whether he had gotten any sleep inside the Doc’s portable MRI machine. “Hippartha.” He gestured towards a chair opposite him.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Koreshi Chronicles - Chapter X: What Hangs in the Balance

Lyta and Ti lingered before the locked door of the conference room. Lyta’s hand was on the doorknob, but just for a moment, she couldn’t bring herself to turn it, to leave and re-enter the company of the others. Ti stood behind her, his right hand on the small of her back, his left hand on her shoulder, apparently having the same thoughts. He leaned in and kissed her neck, trailed his lips upward and bit lightly on her ear. “More later,” he murmured.

Lyta nuzzled against him. “Promise?”


He straightened up and Lyta exhaled slowly, squaring her shoulders and putting on her game face. She turned the handle and Ti dropped the arm on her shoulder as they walked out. Lyta squeezed his wrist, just for a moment, as he walked into the next room where her brothers and Fennec were waiting. Lyta, for her part, caught sight of light glinting off glass from the kitchenette, and glanced over in that direction.

Doc Chambers stood behind the counter and poured two neat measures into waiting tumblers. He caught Lyta’s eye and slid one across the counter towards her.

Lyta spared half a glance towards Ti, already honing in on his next conversation target, and turned away from the living room. She walked into the kitchen, her gaze on the Doc.


Reunion time! As Our Heroes (tm) bask in the satisfaction of a job well done, it’s time for Ti Corovan and Doc Chambers to let them know the real work is just beginning…

Friday, March 25, 2016

Koreshi Chronicles - Chapter X: Something I Can Never Have

It was truly fascinating to watch Titan Corovan work.

Lukas was, to put it mildly, an accomplished liar.  He was quick on his feet and had an instinctual ability to say the right thing to placate a mark or adversary, to creatively edit the facts in order to achieve a fairly immediate end.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Koreshi Chronicles - Chapter X: Seeds of Change

30 Summer 1928

The Saracen Memorial Hospital had a beautiful garden, full of trees and flowers both native and imported. It was remarkable what money could buy in the UMF, Lyta reflected as she trailed her fingertips over the ivy-covered railing beside the path. She had no idea what their hospital stay was costing, and frankly didn’t care. They had the money, and what was the point in having wealth if you couldn’t use it to make yourself comfortable while nursing a head wound? Or worse, she thought as she reviewed the conditions of some of Tatsugoro’s team.

She walked carefully. The pain had mostly stopped, but she still occasionally found herself dizzy or lightheaded, and the last thing she wanted was for a fall to summon the nurses. Out here, in the calm afternoon amongst the rustling trees, she could almost pretend she was alone. That she was somewhere else.

She found Jonas sitting on a bench, watching a bee as it flitted from flower to flower. She stood a little distance away, waiting, making sure she wasn’t interrupting, before she took a few steps closer. “May I join you, Thralan?”

Friday, March 18, 2016

Koreshi Chronicles - Chapter X: Badlands Pony Express


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Koreshi Chronicles - Chapter X: The Begining of the End

“They’re coming. Are you going to stick around?”

“Long enough to examine your Sand Ryder friend, then I must be off.”

Ti stood up from his terminal where he had just sent an encrypted message in response to Fennec’s brief report. He walked around the lacquered wood desk and sat on a firmly stuffed chair with silk upholstery opposite Doctor Tom Chambers. Tom offered him a glass of brown liquid poured from an exquisitely cut decanter.

Friday, March 11, 2016


The end of an era, or at least of a campaign! The PCs are all safe, Jonas is rescued, Bearden is dead, and we even managed to take out some GRELs and Zelanis security guys as a bit of icing on the cake. And now we get five days of downtime before we’ve gotta launch into the whole thing again…

Sunday, March 6, 2016


The final showdown at Creighton Aux! Friends reunited! Enemies slain! And only one tiny problem, which is that our main antagonist has slipped the next and is now poised to kill two of the PCs…

Friday, March 4, 2016

Koreshi Chronicles - Chapter IX: Cold, Hard Choices

Thirty minutes into flight the cacophony of the storm had abated. “We’re through the worst of it,” Diego called back from the cockpit as the turbulence and wind gave way to the more familiar and reassuring sound of the hopper’s twin thrusters. “I’m going to set her down to check that the fuel lines aren’t too iced over before we continue on to Djakarta Point.”

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