Runequest/Mythras – The Island of Vom Kayes Episode 2

With Gulliver still muttering about the painted men, the group reach the temple’s courtyard in the middle of the island. With Captain Seatide still ill, they drag into the courtyard only to be attacked by, to the delight of Gulliver, the painted men – savages from the jungle! Once dispatched the party venture inside the temple encountering immense statues and stomach churning images embossed onto the walls. But which goddess is that huge multi-handed statue of and who is summoning snakes to attack them as they stand describing areas and drinking…

Runequest/Mythras – The Island of Vom Kayes Episode 1

Well, despite being over worked and very little time on my hands, would you believe I have taken not only a new gaming session but also a new gaming rule set! I remember Runequest from the first edition and have returned to the game in the sixth incarnation of the game, also called Mythras. This is the first adventure which is somewhat loosely based on the the published game called ‘Sariniya’s Curse’. This is the first time that I have GMed the game and the players have played so there are plenty of mistakes for you to spot.

For a brief synopsis of the episode, the players introduce their characters on a ship as they leave their home world and set sail for the ‘new world’. However, they suddenly are made aware that they have not only bought passage to the coastal town of Lindowe, but have also signed up to be the Captain’s personal bodyguards (never think twice about getting the professional skill of literacy!). After subduing a mutiny on the ship the party head towards the hidden temple on the Island of Vom Kayes – but who are watching them from the shadows!