Day One: Tuesday June 12, 1370 CI
As the campaign began, our heroes embarked on a short voyage aboard the airship Essenburg, bound for the factory town of Weybury. All was well until halfway through the leisurely four hour trip, when raised voices and a single gunshot were heard below. In the lower passenger deck, former mafioso and brawler Ricardo Tempesta crept down the gangway to investigate, joined after a moment by alchemist-adventurer Hudson Morgan. In first class, meanwhile, Lord Roderick von Fredrickson sent his mechanikal companion A.G.E.N.C.Y. below to do a bit of investigation on its own. The trio discovered a troupe of armed Forged occupying the hold. A student of the Oriental fighting arts, Ricardo attempted to distract the hijackers with a shuriken, but poor stealth on his and and A.G.E.N.C.Y.‘s parts drew their attention. Alerted by his construct, Lord Roderick hurried to the lower passenger deck just as battle between the Forged and our heroes erupted. A.G.E.N.C.Y.’s pounce distracted the nearest gunman long enough for Ricardo to finish him, while Hudson drank one of his alchemical concoctions and turned himself invisible. Lord Roderick’s magic paralyzed one of the Forged just in time for Hudson to reveal himself with a killing headshot to the disabled enemy. The final Forged surrendered, seeing the fate of his allies.
After a brief round of introductions and the reacquaintance of Roderick and Hudson, the trio made their move on the remaining hijackers in the cockpit. Ricardo threw open the door, only to be met by a shotgun blast. Hudson, meanwhile, unleashed both of his pistols on the Forged within the room while A.G.E.N.C.Y. charged in. A swift healing from Lord Roderick allowed Ricardo to enter the fray, and he soon accounted for a pair of Forged. These foes, however, were no pushovers. Their apparent leader, a human with twin revolvers, made use of his own invisibility to badly wound Ricardo and damage A.G.E.N.C.Y. before being cornered and leaping through a window to escape, relying on eldritch techniques to survive.
The captain of Essenburg, after being freed, soon set the airship right while Hudson reported the incident to the authorities. Due to the trio’s efforts, the trip was completed safely and on schedule.