Salida ran, the long grass around Port Nyanzaru blurring at the corners of her vision, changing abruptly to dense trees as she broke the jungle’s edge. Her feet glided swiftly and softly over well-remembered trails. The usual cacophony of the jungle – the shouts and roars of dinosaurs, the babble of monkeys, and the buzzing of insects – was unbroken by her passing.
After a good hour of running, she stopped to catch her breath. How had they done this? In the space of a mere twenty-four hours, this ragtag band of warriors had escaped her trap, survived the almost-universally-lethal Executioner’s Run, blown her cover and tracked her to her secret audience with the great Ras Nsi. She had led previous groups to their deaths in the Run, or the jungle, or at the hands of her mercenaries – none of those had been nearly as resourceful, efficient, or determined.
What would she do now? She had nothing – she had lost her home, her gold, her livelihood. Behind her was certain death at the hands of the adventurers. Ahead of her was whatever the fickle jungle would provide.
She hissed, with a rage unusual for one of her cold-blooded heritage. She had lost the satisfaction of riches, she had lost the satisfaction of revenge…
…but at least she had the satisfaction that what Ras Nsi had in store for them next was much more terrifying than her.
- Expose and defeat Salida and her goons – 150XP each
- The Legend of Ras Nsi – 50XP each
- Total: 725/900 XP