The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God, episode 4

Pinky back­stabs a ban­dit; Andrews plays it safe.


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.


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.


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.