GURPS Murder Hobos

Apia and the Fae
You have, among you, a wizard.

In the night, Jaxim slips away. Uros Vanye pursues, catches up with him after Jaxim hires Loiker to take him over the river.

When Jaxim slips outside, Tandoro takes the opportunity to make his escape. Ash and Finn pursue him. Finn goes back for help as Ash attacks Tandoro. Finn wakes Sydney, Honus, and Grizena. When they arrive at the river, Tandoro and Ash are fighting.

Uros uses arrows and imbuements to light the boat and Jaxim, burning him alive. Loiker runs for help, shouting for the villagers to wake up.

Ash has ensnared Tandoro by the neck with his kusari-gama, but Tandoro uses it to pull Ash in close, and pulls Ash’s ninja-to. Imbuing it, he slashes through the kusari-gama’s chain, and retreats onto a boat. Ash pursues him, dodging attacks as he presses on. Grizena and Sydney race to help. Sydney wishes to be the one who kills Tandoro, in repayment for his earlier betrayal.

At the ruins, Reggie ends his meditations to find fine spider webs at his knees. He completely freaks out, and runs toward the river, screaming.

Tandoro slashes at Ash, but Ash catches the blade between his palms. He disarms Tandoro, then stuns him with a blow to the jaw by the butt of the ninja-to’s handle. Sydney leaps into the air, soaring above the two. As he flies over, he draws his weapons, and lands behind Tandoro, resting a blade on either side of the half-elf’s neck. Tandoro surrenders.

As Tandoro is subdued, the burning boat that Uros lit floats downriver, Jaxim thrashing aboard it. Villagers are coming out of their houses, awakened by Loiker.

Grizena wants to recapture him an asks him questions. Tandoro feels that he had to escape Justiciar Jaxim at all costs. He feels that Simiobold abandoned him. He offers himself as a servant to Sydney. Sydney has heard enough, though, and beheads him. They notice that the boy who owns the boat was sleeping in the boat, and woke up to witness a fight going on above him. He is drenched in Tandoro’s blood, and seems traumatized.

Loiker and Reggie meet. Villagers are coming out of their houses, armed with torches or polearms. Reggie tells Loiker of spiders in the ruins. Loiker asks Reggie to show him what he has seen, abandoning the chaos at the river.

Ash thanks Sydney for dispatching Tandoro, and tells him that he owes him some small favor. Sydney, his blood still hot from the fight, tells him that he owes nothing. Ash smiles and nods, accepting this. He takes the body downstream to dispose of it, while Sydney calls Maki from the water.

Maki eats Tandoro’s brain while talking to Sydney, Grizena, and Honus. Powder joins them during this conversation, recovering from his illness. He reveals some cryptic information about faeries, and claims to be a part of the winter court himself.

Meanwhile, Reggie and Loiker investigate the ruins. Loiker seems to be convinced that Reggie has let his imagination get the better of him. He persuades Reggie to come back to the village with him.

Reggie rejoins the others while Loiker sends the villagers back to bed. Maki offers to take the party across the Shade, into the Fae. Some of the party agree. Honus and Finn have no interest in this, and retire to the barn.


The Bees' Knees
I had the dwarven sprue when I was a kid.

When half the party is down with the Dwarven Sprue, Finn and Sydney get help from the town of Apia. While they’re away, the others are attacked by a dragon. Uros and Honus almost bring the dragon down, but it escapes. Reggie explores the ruins of the nearby keep.

A Favor Asked
We will leave in two days, at dawn.

The party accompanies Justiciar Jaxim Gorsk to Shayfrim and beyond.

On the morning the Justiciar means to leave, there is a delay. Jaxim Gorsk has awakened blind and deaf. While his troops make arrangements, the party waits for them. Ash shows up, casually observing that this will make the risk for the party’s magic users less risky.

The party makes the trip to Shayfrim. Along the way, a unicorn blocks the road. Grizena steps forward to calm it, and it allows the rest of the party to pass.

In Shayfrim, the Domin’s priest and doctor treat Jaxim Gorsk. Honus and Thimil drink and relax after a taxing day marching. Ed buys a wagon and draft horse to haul luggage. Grizena looks for rumors that her brother passed through town. Most of the party avail themselves of the opportunity to have a bath and get laundry done, some having new clothes tailored. Sydney intimidates the Domin into allowing Powder and himself to look over the library.

Nutcracker Sweet
"For one year of your life..."

After meeting back up at the monastery, Powder, Uros, Clint, Finn, Reggie, Ash, and Thimil travel to a stone circle southeast of the monastery to bargain with the Faerie to take away the cursed nut that Powder has been carrying. When that fails, Reggie smashes it against the altar stone, and the North Wind blows away the pieces.

The faerie who did most of the talking, Maeve, seemed to remember Powder, although he had no memory of her.

Netheril's Reckoning
"Finn explodes in a fountain of blood."

A Justiciar comes to Broder, the party returns to the gnoll cave to deal with Netheril.

The Enemy Within
"No. We will fight until you are dead."

Sydney gets a protege; Honus finds some spiders; the PCs reunite with Ash among ruins and bandits

Blackbriar Trading
"I thought we were tying up our loose ends."

Ash and Ed do a little work around Broder, open an account at the bank, and join the Merchant Guild. Ed makes friends with Cro Callos.

Mail Call
"What the hell does this letter even mean?"


Enter Honus Honusson
"I am the Honus of my people, and I will reclaim the Flail of Gales."


Lord of the Labyrinth
"As long as I get paid."


Percival Strouth
Noh Fisher
Gimligan Brice
Lief Pointer


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