SotC: The Curse of Kusim-Ra, Part 2
As Gitoux and Draco flew away in their sea plane, the Navigator called on his Mystic Kung-Fu Powers (using a Fate point) and tagged his Eagle Eyes aspect for extra oomph to blow up one of its engines. The kids playing Captain Who and Draco were aghast that he’s risk Draco’s life like that.
When the pilot was unable to recover control of the craft, Ms. Gitoux smiled wryly and told Draco that perhaps he should help their submarine locate the Book! They parachuted away, leaving Draco handcuffed to the plummeting plane! Captain Who ordered the British Beauty to rush to the scene.
The plane smacked into the sea, with Draco powerless to stop it! Desperate, he transformed into his wolf form (1 Fate point). After an unsuccessful Sleight of Hand role, the handcuffs were still too tight, so Draco mustered all his Might to bend the surprisingly weak fuselage and wrest his paw from the handcuffs. He managed to slip a life vest on, as water came rushing in through the cracks! The life vest, however, kept him from escaping! He couldn’t swim through the door, being held up towards the ceiling by the buoyancy of the vest. Draco ditched the vest and slipped out just in time!
The ship came alongside the wreckage. Captain Who, with her Great Athletics, jumped in the water to rescue Draco. Draco tried to swim away, but the plane’s bulk created a strong undertow. Being a wolf, his mediocre swimming skills weren’t up to the task.
The Navigator called upon his mystic turtle powers to calm the waters (normally it costs him a Fate point to use his Mystic Kung-Fu Powers, but by giving his description some color, I waived the fee), but it was just barely enough to allow Draco’s mad dog paddling to inch his snout out of water for a much needed breath. (I treated the lack of air like a poison, impacting Draco’s Endurance.)
Captain Who reached him before he collapsed from exhaustion, and the British Beauty picked them up. In the excitement, Ms. Gitoux and company escaped to fight another day.
Next morning, the team took a page from the Red Panda adventures. Being the “Pride of the British Fleet”, Captain Who decided that the ship would have some experimental gadgets. (Since she has the ship as an aspect, I allowed this without a Fate point).
They used the British Beauty‘s “aetheric wave detector” to find the mystical energies of the Book. The Navigator learned that the Book must now be somewhere near Peshawar, a distant British colonial city in what is now northern Pakistan.
To be continued….