Professor Snow's and Manfred’s expeditions to find the missing Professor Darrow appear to be approaching a conclusion, last week Snow discovered a fourth page to Darrow's diary giving the explorers sufficient clues to locate the gateway to the long lost 'Forbidden City'. Having been warned about the difficulties they would face in these final encounters Professor Snow and Manfred decided to pool their knowledge and resources and work together to find their way through the mysterious gate with its Juggernaut of a guardian.
As the jungle cleared three alters were spotted in front of the huge walls and the huger guardian, a 30' high immortal metal construct; The Golden Guardian.
As both Professor Snow and Manfred were now Friends of the Nghai, both leagues benefited from a Nghai Hunter as a welcome boost to their league. Before leaving for the city both leagues traded with their Nghai hosts, exchanging their rewards for crude maps, native guides and a charmed fetish.
Snow and Manfred appraised the situation and came up with a simple plan. Anyone who has a chance of understanding the mysterious alters, crack on. Anyone else lay down concentrated fire on the Golden Guardian so as to bring it down by sheer weight of firepower.
The less robust or experienced members of the league were quickly cut down by the relentless return fire from the Guardian, but most recovered eventually.
The weight of fire combined with a little Voo-Doo magick from Lillianne was sufficient to bring the guardian crashing down after a couple of turns.
As each league had a guide and a map which effectively unlocked the secrets of the first two alters it was only the third alter that posed a significant challenge. Dr Jones eventually figured it out and the giant gates swing open. The leagues rush towards the gates in fear that they will not cross these portals before the slam shut again.
Thinking the construct had rasped it's last metallic breath the explorers stream towards the gateway, only to see it's metallic eyes flicker as the construct powers up and creaks to it's feet.
The machines return is short lived as again all guns are trained on it. It drops back to it's knees for good this time... or so they think.
The only two who do not make it to the gate's before they slam shut are Professor Snow and Lilliane, both slowed by the after effects of to much Poogo juice. Let's hope their friends find a way to rescue them before their next exciting adventure.