Monday, July 30, 2012

Adventuring in Style





Adventurers call it “crawling” for a reason: most of the underground places they go into seeking treasure can be a bit cramped.  Outside of the City though, in more remote places, the wilderness and the subterranean structures under it may allow adventurers other means of travel than their own two feet.

The modified automobile above was built by Hamish Littlejon for himself and his companions. It’s structure was reinforced by the application of magical sigils--but duration of the enhanced protection that these provided was never fully field tested. The engine was likewise thaumaturgically enhanced and was twice as efficient as a mundane automobile's.

Littlejon and his entire party disappeared on a trip to the Spine of the Dragon Mountains in Asciana.  The vehicle was undamaged and still full of provisions when it was found.  Milo Munsen, owner of the “Life of Fantastic Danger” Museum, purchased it and made arrangements to have it shipped to the City, but it never arrived.  All attempts to locate the vehicle since have failed.

10 comments:

JimShelley said...

That sounds like a very useful vehicle. I wonder whatever became of poor Hamish and what were they after?

The Angry Lurker said...

Now that's a beautiful little runner!

Ray Rousell said...

What a strange looking vehicle, wonder what it is?

garrisonjames said...

This is exactly the sort of thing that an enterprising band of adventurers ought to be assembling in their garage on the odd week-end off. It would be a great deal of fun to run an adventure based on rolling through the ruins in such a ride...

Tim Shorts said...

Shhh, I can't believe you outed Boris's ride. Man, I was waiting for the right time to unveil it. Now I'll just have to get it ready for Wednesday.

Trey said...

@Jim - Good question.

@Ray - It's a Czechoslovakian armored car produced in limited numbers between the 20s and the 40s called the Zelva ("Turtle").

@Garrisonjim - Yeah. You could sort of do a Car Wars + Dungeoneering thing.

@Tim - Ha! The Boris-mobile!

Bard said...

Man, what I could do with one of those babies!

The Happy Whisk said...

Boris-mobile.

Have a great game on Wednesday.

ancientvaults said...

Trey, your setting is just begging for a comic. Dang, you come up with the coolest ideas. Like I mentioned on the Sea of Stars blog-I fell asleep in the small hours today after reading Weird Adventures, on pain medication and (what I forgot to mention there), I had just watched Mysterious Island and the Golden Arrow on TCM. Those were weird dreams.

richard said...

only a few days until the Carcosa Wacky Racers are released into the wild! This guy would fit right in.