The “Final Flight” scenario (episode 2 of Act 1, The Hunt), opens with the team of the Royal Archaeological Society having to stop off in Casablanca on the way to Athens. However the recent Rebel activity means that the dusty airport is full of frantic mobs and brusque soldiers; there is only one plane left on the runway and it’s a race for the goodies to get tickets for themselves and Lady Elaine Darrow, before the evil Manfred gives the mysterious arcane package to his follower to ground the plane.
As soon as they come to the Airport at Casablanca Professor Snow and Dr. Jones immediately shoulder their way through the crowds to try and negotiate tickets out, which is made the more dangerous by an aggressive and surly Customs officer, which takes a sadistic pleasure from giving them some native hassle. The rest of the team start to fan out along near the runway, eyes peeled for trouble.
In the bazaar on the other side of the airport, Manfred and his associates approach through the gathering evening at the other side of the airport, his demonic followers disguised as beasts of burden with the liberal application of Moorish carpets.
Whilst Dr. Jones eventually manages to persuade the customs officer that they HAD booked in advance, Manfred searches in vain through the market for the package with his expensive Glyph of knowing, which must have been defective since it is the cackling of the Sibyl Gwilanna which told them it had been left by the side of the runway. Manfreds seach was frustrated and delayed by the timely playing of the 'It's in the wrong place' fortune card by the RAS and by then drawing a 'Red Herring' reward card when he eventually got to resolve the plot point... The sun certainly shone on the righteous that day!
However, despite the heightened military presence the Archaeological society’s hired Gun spotted the bright red of Lilliane’s dress across the runway and rushed out into the middle from where he put a round into Gwillanna, making black vapours spill out from her robes as she disappeared into the shadows and then wounding Lilliane, forcing Manfred to use his dark powers to force the errant shootist back. The hired gun (a level 2 shootist) had been added to the RAS league for this scenario through the use of their 'Network of supporters' league perk. Opening fire had made him a 'wanted man' under the scenario rules that meant each turn he needed to resolve a peril to represent the police searching for him, but this seemed a reasonable trade off to delay the bad guys search for the package.
With tickets in hand Dr Jones and the team now frantically searched for Mrs. Darrow, who’d got lost amongst the crowds. As they finally found her, the disguised Demonic hounds came haring round the back of one of the huts, almost getting close enough to cause some damage as the shrugged off the spirited hail of gunfire from Blythe’s lookout atop the luggage.
However the forces of Darkness would be kept at bay, just, as Lady Darrow was ferried through the crowd to where Professor Gibertson was waiting, to hurriedly albeit politely shepherd her aboard and slam the door closed. With that the plane taxied down the runway and off to Athens, leaving two pale figures to discreetly fade into the darkness and some very bemused customs officials.
... Another epic and exciting game of Pulp Alley. Middle Eastern buildings are from our Outremer range (click here for details).
The runway was represented by sections of road from our 28mm modern range (click here for further details).