Meanwhile, on another continent, Governor Samuel de Champlain has his own problems. He has only just retaken control of Kébec from the English, when, for no apparent reason, an Algonquin Indian decided to kill a French laborer. This has created a dilemma for the Governor, and the only way out of it may be to  postpone reestablishing the mission in Huronia. Father Brébeuf is surprisingly sanguine about this. It may be God's will, he opines - and, indeed, it might be. But a lot more pieces will have to come together before we will be able to assess that possibility.

 

So last weekend, we finally got to play Runequest and try out some of the material that I had been writing for the past several weeks for the Clanking Ruin. I had been looking forward to doing so quite a bit, so even though we had to play one player down, I decided to go for it. The session went pretty well, and I decided to write it up in story form to post here.

Things are not getting better for our hero. As if the shock of losing his legs is not enough, now Jake is hallucinating. Or is he? It seems so real, and it reeks of wood smoke, herbs, and unwashed old men. Do hallucinations smell?

Following is the fourth chapter of "Colossus of Ylourgne," a 1934 novella by author Clark Ashton Smith that is set in his land of Averoigne, a dark fantasy version of a medieval province in southern France. This engaging and lurid story has influenced role-playing game development more than many people might expect, both credited and uncredited. This medical image predates the story by many years but certainly could have been used as a blueprint for the title monstrosity. This story has four more chapters and we will post another every week or so. We hope you enjoy it! And if you have not already, you can read Chapter 1: Flight of the Necromancer, Chapter 2: Gathering of the Dead, or Chapter 3: Testimony of the Monks

"Hajji," he said, What is to be done in this difficult case? I have received a hint, that the king expects from me a considerable Pah-endaz, and this from the lord high treasurer himself, whose magnificence on such occasions is the theme of wonder throughout the whole of Persia. Now, it is impossible that I can rival him.

Following is the third chapter of "Colossus of Ylourgne," a 1934 novella by author Clark Ashton Smith that is set in his land of Averoigne, a dark fantasy version of a medieval province in southern France. This engaging and lurid story has influenced role-playing game development more than many people might expect, both credited and uncredited, and inspired images like the one by artist Ian Llanas that appears here. This story has five more chapters and we will post another every week or so. We hope you enjoy it! And if you have not already, you can read "Chapter 1: Flight of the Necromancer" or Chapter 2: Gathering of the Dead

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