The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God, episode 4

Pinky back­stabs a ban­dit; Andrews plays it safe.

Played

28th July 2011.

Dramatis Personae

  • Lady Anto­nia deVorea Heav­i­ly-armed Aris­to­crat.
  • Cap­tain Ben­son Cur­ruthersa Mil­i­tary Police­man.
  • Miss April Sharpea Self-taught Inven­tor.
  • Jack Pren­tiss – a Dodgy Pedes­tri­an.
  • Pinkya Low Youth.
  • Agent Andrews – a Stal­wart Agent of the Min­istry.
  • Miss Eliz­a­beth Mon­tague – a Bereaved Fiancée.
  • Sir Archibald Mon­tague – the British Res­i­dent.
  • Jemadar Khan of the Ben­gal Lancers.
  • 3 Men of the Ben­gal Lancers.
  • 18 Hos­tile Ban­dits.

Plot

The fol­low­ing morn­ing, the team gath­ered at break­fast to deter­mine their next move. Cur­ruthers, late and com­plain­ing of a headache, filled them in on what he could remem­ber of the pre­vi­ous evening and they decid­ed that they need to find out where the ban­dits were com­ing from. With the bless­ings of the Res­i­dent, they left town, tak­ing four Lancers with them, includ­ing the redoubtable Jemadar Khan. Ini­tial­ly, they head­ed west, intend­ing to con­fuse any­body watch­ing them, then turned back to the north to enter the hills.

They had been trav­el­ling for about three hours when they reached the hills and, about an hour or so lat­er, they reached a steep ravine. At this point, they came under fire from snipers in the heights above them.

They imme­di­ate­ly returned fire, Cur­ruthers dis­mount­ing to get a bet­ter aim, then a dozen ban­dits charged around the cor­ner on horse­back. The sit­u­a­tion rapid­ly devolved into a con­fused melee, the Lancers counter-charg­ing imme­di­ate­ly. Although Andrews held back to assess the sit­u­a­tion, Miss Sharpe, Lady Anto­nia and Cur­ruthers gave a good account­ing of them­selves with their guns. April pro­ceed­ed to slaugh­ter sev­er­al of them with her Org­ona­tor while Anto­nia neat­ly skew­ered their leader. Pren­tiss and Pinky spent most of the fight climb­ing the slopes of the ravine; Pren­tiss com­plet­ed his feat by throw­ing one sniper over the cliff and Pinky stabbed anoth­er one to death. The remain­ing snipers fled for their lives.

Notes

This was a very short ses­sion, but we did final­ly get a skir­mish. The fight took most of the ses­sion to resolve, but the play­ers still got off with hard­ly an scratch… Sav­age Worlds is sup­posed to han­dle this kind of thing quite rapid­ly, so I’m not quite sure what’s going wrong.