An easy and well-earned rest in the halls of Hed's floating castle (now inhabited by Krekki) is ruined when Pyimir's army takes advantage of our adventurer's respite.
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Our adventurers make it through the area that once housed the valley of Iggthot, which is quickly being consumed by the pity-seeking rains of the oldest of the cyclopes, Hed.
We finally get to see what the failed cyclops has for ability, and what Krekki can really do.
After a pyrrhic victory over Iggthot the Valleymaker, our adventurers grieve and convalesce. Krekki shows his usefulness as Hed rears his ugly... well... head.
This episode was hard. Greeg was a favorite of our characters, and his sea-salt cantankerousness was a joy to build around. And despite the early conversation in this episode, I was extremely sad (and sorry, to Zach) when he died. There was a hush at the table (and, later, when listening back to the recordings) coupled with a fear of how we’d procede.
But we kill our darlings.
More to the point, though, Last Breath is the best move in Dungeon World and to bend the rules to accomodate (read: force) a narrative is disingenuous and works to errode both the emotional stakes of the game and the main tenant of Dungeon World: play to find out what happens.
Krekki has legs, though (literally now!) and we’ve had a lot of fun playing the Brute Playbook in games off-air before now, so finding a(n almost) suitable replacement was easy. And as usual, Zach is more than capable of bringing one of my half-ideas to vibrant and wry life.
Let’s see what happens now. At least Socks is OK.
Nulsc, running headlong into the cyclopean town, leaves Ozier and Greeg to fend for themselves, as guards, a dragon, and a petty DM try to kill the party.
The dream team is back, baby!! This is the set-up episode for Series VI, which I'm calling The Sons of Arahallin. For a change of pace, I (Nathan, that is) will be putting Ryan, JD, and Zach through the ringer in a series of boss battles as they rip through the lineage of the cyclopean king Arahallin.
Maybe-temporary music: “Walking in the Shadows” by “GO” Saito & Masae Saikade for the Lagoon OST