Friday, April 6, 2012

F is for Field of Honor

Once again, you are challenged to a duel. Roll 1D20 to determine the actual location where the duel takes place.

1. On a coral reef at low tide while sharks cicle in the nearby lagoon.

2. Amid the vine-choked ruins of a lost temple deep in the jungle, while drums throb in the distance.

3. Atop a galley's ram as it protrudes from the side of a galleon while cannons blast overhead.

4. In the candlelit crypt beneath an ancient abbey.

5. In the middle of a court ballet during a masquerade ball.

6. On a swaying rope bridge suspended above a rushing torent.

7. Inside a church campanile as the bells peal for a requiem mass.

8. Atop a clocktower as shafts of lightning from an approaching thunderstorm illuminate the sky.

9. Hanging from the creaking sails of a slowly spinning windmill.

10. Aboard a wildly-rocking gondola drifting on the Grand Canal.

11. In the twisting alleys of a tall garden hedge-maze.

12. While racing around the Piazza del Campo during the Palio di Siena, using horsewhips and daggers.

13. Amid the canvas shrouds of a sailmaker's loft.

14. In a lantern-lit mine tunnel where gaping shafts nearby lay concealed by shadows.

15. Amid the silk carpets and satin cushions of a Turkish seraglio as the sultan's concubines make bets or throw fruit at the duelists.

16. In a dusty caravanserai, between the resting camels and their yelling, jeering drivers.

17. On the slippery, crackling ice bridge over a yawning glacial crevasse.

18. Between sulphurous hot springs and bubbling mudpots as a steaming geyser rumbles menacingly.

19. Over a half-dissected corpse in an operating theatre in the middle of a crowded surgical lecture.

20. In a tavern crowded with drunken revelers - hey, they can't all be exotic.

12 comments:

  1. 14.

    Hmm. So I get my challenge via a Commedia dell'Arte performance and actually fight the duel in a lantern-lit mine tunnel.

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    1. A troupe passing through Freiburg, perhaps?

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  2. I role an 8--and me with a bit of a fear of heights!

    Great chart.

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  3. 15 - that is a great opportunity to catch some fruit on my rapier and take a bite while looking bored as my opponent tries to catch up with me.

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  4. I got the clock tower as well; I'm going to be in The City for most of the day, but either tonight or tomorrow Giancarlo will have another adventure up on the Frothing Mug.

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  5. "Amid the silk carpets and satin cushions of a Turkish seraglio as the sultan's concubines make bets or throw fruit at the duelists."

    I snatch up a bowl of fruit and chuck it at the opponent's head. Apparently, trying to hide in plain sight as a concubine did not work out so well.

    (This is fun! :D Happy A to Z!)

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    1. "Apparently, trying to hide in plain sight as a concubine did not work out so well."

      Or perhaps it worked TOO well, if you follow my meaning.

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  6. 15. Amid the silk carpets and satin cushions of a Turkish seraglio as the sultan's concubines make bets or throw fruit at the duelists.

    Sweet! I quickly unwrap one of the concubines and use her silks to disarm my enemy and them bind him!

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    1. Unwrapping a concubine - yeah, that's gonna end up in our game somehow, someway . . .

      LOL!

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  7. And here it is, sorry it took so long: Fiction: The Siege. Hope ya like it!

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