Against the odds we have defeated Su Zuo and tied him up. He tells us his tale of missed promotions and bitter revenge, which is why he has ended up keeping Left Hand's daughter hostage in this stable. It all sounds rather plausible, particularly when Left Hand arrives and refuses to deny any of it. [...]
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Derailing the adventure is not really a problem, it can generally be assumed to happen at some point. No, our main problem with a bleeding Suo Zo at death's door lying at our feet is that he is a General in the state's army and in town on official business. 'Don't untie Yii just yet', [...]
This is just dandy. Not only are we still no closer to finding the missing Left Hand, now his daughter Yii has been kidnapped. In a burst of competence we find some tracks leading from her house that take us away from the town and to a stable, where we see a bound Yii being [...]
'What do you get?' 'Hang on, I'll roll it again and actually look at the result this time.' <rolls dice> 'I get a critical failure. That'll teach me to pay more attention.'
One of the assassins is in our custody. At least, he is with Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee, who are preparing to interrogate him whilst Yuen Shu-lin and I take Fung Xe to receive medical attention for a near-death experience. The assassin is securely tied down as Cheng Nenfa and Kwai Chen Tai discuss their tactics. They [...]
Whilst fumbling around trying to find clues about Left Hand's disappearance we stumble on a plot to assassinate Red Beak, a general who came to town as part of scholar Lao Li's procession. The fight to protect the general is bloody but we prevail. 'We should find out who the attackers are and who they [...]
The situation is again about to go pear-shaped. Or is it? 'Are there pears here?' No one is quite sure. 'It's about to go lychee-shaped.' That'll do.
Still investigating the disappearance of Left Hand we are no closer to learning anything. But we are trying. Various directions are taken to look for clues or find new leads. I head back to the dojo, discreetly following general Su Zuo who goes inside. I get close to the building and listen at the door, [...]
In a strange twist, a few of our party decide to volunteer for some hard manual labour. Guided by an imperial scholar, the group of twenty-odd volunteers are to dig for artefacts. Being told of the long hours and gruelling work ahead of them, as well as the commensurate pay, each volunteer is offered the [...]
We have been accused of theft. This is news to us but being assaulted in the market gets our attention. We head up to the house where the master of our accuser lives. 'You approach the house and see that the door... is open!' 'Is that unusual?' 'Not especially. You enter and quickly realise that [...]