This is my first game for some time and it was a great one. We all played party and Monsters (I was the shifty Samurai)
The Adventurers gathered at the Cenotaph at Memorial Park to undertake a variety of quests given by His Higness the King of Hamiltonia.
A motley group assembled. A Bacchanalian Priest, A mercenary Warrior, A few shifty fellows, a Priest of Tarapathis and a lone wizard.
Their individual quests were accepted and they all left on their merry way to find fame and fortune. The first Party to leave consisted of the Bacchanalian Priest, The Mercenary and a shifty Samurai.
The Kings Champion was wandering the land accepting challenges. The Mercenary had been given the task of accepting single combat. They soon found the Champion and set up camp. The Challenge begun. The Mercenary soon had the upperhand when a Quickling appeared. The Shifty Samurai who's quest it was to slay a quickling moved in to intercept the creature.
The Quickling summoned arcane powers and Threw an Area affect slow? spell at the party. The Shifty Samurai had been watching too many Matirx movies, sumersaulted/rolled and fell out of the way. He chased the quickling. He cut it down while dodging spells thrown in his direction by the fleeing Quickling. Completing his quest he returned to the fight he had just left.
The Champion by this time had been defeated. The Bacchus priest had been given the task of Finding the Holy Grail. All agreed on helping one another. They went back to the King to get more tasks. The King gave the Mercenary the task of helping with the Grail. The Kings Champion had been sent out again and the Samurai was tasked with beating it in single combat.
The Party set out in search of the Grail. The Grail Priest was found and had a story of being attacked by a Quickling. He had riddles that the priest and Mercenary were trying to solve in exchange for information about the Grail. The Kings Champion appeared again and The Samurai accepted a fight to single combat. They both fought valiently Katana vs Greatsword eventually taking each other out with simultaneous disemboweling shots. The Bacchus Priest Healed them both back to health and togather they limped back to the king.
The Samurai was given another quest to help in the Quest for the grail. They found the priest again who was more salesman than priest. The Priest gave them a task to get help with the final riddle "Why was Elton John the only singer at Princess Di's Funeral?" Slay the Quickling and chop off his arm so he could eat it. It had to be roasted and with no fire mage or cooking utensils a difficult proposition. The quickling Lurking in the shadows attacked again and was cut down by the priest and the Mercenary.
Now they had the arm but no fire. The Shifty Samurai remembered there was a floating barge with a kitchen just down the track (Waipa Delta). He went to it and got the chef to do a special order of Roast Quickling arm with Capers, Mushrooms and pepper sauce. MMMM
The Priest accepted but went back on his word. one final task. Get some water for him. Finding a fresh spring the Priest drunk his fill but went back on his word again. Eventually he bought the Holy Grail out from under his robes and offered it for some money. The Bacchus Priest bought out a Mithral piece and the Grail Priest Accepted.
The Bacchus priest said "If you lie it is on your life" The money changed hands. The Grail Priest went to turn saying "I never said when it would hand it over". The Shifty Samurai. who had been waiting in the Shadows took the agreement literally and cut the Priest down stiking him fairly in the vital spots from behind three times. The priest Expired.
They returned to the King ready for more adventures.
At this point the other Party Left (The original party becoming Monsters)