Creatures on the Loose #26-29

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Creatures on the Loose #26-29

Post by Arthur » Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:18 am

COTL 26

Story 1:
Wizard Sharajsha of Zaar, goes over the history of the world with Thongor to explain why his services are needed – to retrieve the Star Stone in order to create a new Star Sword to defeat the returning dragon kings. After retrieving the flying vessel that Thongor crashed in the jungle previously (COTL 25) , they prepare, then set off on their quest. While ‘liberating’ the Star Stone, Thongor is captured and sent to the arena. He and fellow prisoner Karm Karvus defeat the reptilian arena creatures, saving a nubile bound sacrifice. When ruler Drugunda Thal orders him slain, Thongor hurls his sword, killing the ruler. Thongor stands unarmed in the arena…

Appearances: Thongor, Sharajsha, Slissa (female servant), Drugunda Thal (ruler of Tsargol) , Yelim Pelorvis (Archdruid), Karm Karvus (ex-prince of Tsargol), Kora (female prisoner)

In World history flashback: Phondath the Firstborn, Evalla his wife, Gorm (deity), Thungarth (warrior)


Story 2: The Eyes of Mala-tor

Told in FB: A young man in search of diamonds is given a small statue by some African tribesmen he helped. The statue, called Mala-tor, is to watch over and protect him. It also contains enough diamonds to make him wealthy.

The man is burglarized. He pleads with the robber to not take the statue, offers everything else. The thief assumes the statue is worth more than anything else and takes off with just that. Hearing sirens, he buries the statue by a tree for later retrieval. When he returns, the tree grabs him and holds him until the police and owner arrive. They note the tree is now shaped like the statue. Crook tells owner where to dig “I don’t want it. It’s poison”.



COTL 27

Story 1:
The Archdruid Yelim Pelorvis orders the arena crowd to slay Thongor . Thongor and Karm Karvus defend Kora and fend off a thousand swords. When the attackers let up for a moment to regroup, darkness falls on the arena and a rope descends from above. They climb the rope to find Sharajsha in the airship. The group departs for Patanga where the Star Stone must be dipped in the eternal fires below the alter of Yamatu. They drop Kora off at her village while en route. Having studied the temple plans, Sharajsha accompanies Thongor, leaving Karm Karvus in the ship. Thongor stands guard while Sharajsha forges the sword. A priest accompanied by a dozen guards discovers Thongor and in the ensuing fight, all the guards are slain but the priest has run off, only to return with 100 armed men who are ordered to disarm Thongor and capture him alive. Eventually Thongor is subdued and just as the priest is about to sacrifice Thongor, the guards and the priest flee in terror from the demons that have materialized behind Thongor. Illusions cast by Sharajsha to save the day. The star sword is completed. Fumes fill the corridor and both Thongor and Sharajsha succumb…

Appearances: Thongor, Sharajsha, Drugunda Thal (deceased ruler of Tsargol) , Yelim Pelorvis (Archdruid), Karm Karvus (ex-prince of Tsargol), Kora


Story 2: I Come From the Black Void

A FTL rocket brings the first Xemen to visit earth. Xemens look like humans so he can walk about without causing fear. His mission is to bring knowledge and friendship. But no one believes him, they call him a nut. He leaves bewildered wondering why no one cared about his message. Last panel displays a sign “Today only! Giant April Fool Day sale!”



COTL 28

Story 1:
Thongor wakes from his drugging to find himself about to be chained in the dungeon along with Sharajsha. He feebly attempts resistance but is knocked out. He awakens to a vision of beauty…the queen of Patanga, Sumia Chond, is chained beside him. In flashback, she tells the story of Ptol’s usurpation of her father’s throne and her refusal to wed him. After being taken to the sacrifice chamber, Thongor breaks free. Sumia frees Sharajsha, who uses his sorcery to assist Thongor. After a short skirmish, Karm Karvus descends in the airboat and the three climb aboard and escape the awestruck Patangans. Having nowhere else to go, Sumia decides to join the group as they journey to their next stop…Sharimba, the mountain of thunder, where the star sword must be bathed in the holy lightning to attain its true mystic power. At Sharimba, Sharajsha proceeds on his own, as the mystic forces involved would destroy anyone not versed in sorcery. Shortly after, the remaining three are attacked by Lemurian lizard-hawks. Thongor sends Sumia and Karm Karvus to the airboat while he fends off the attackers. They fly off in the ship. Thongor is then knocked off the mountain edge, but caught by the talons of a lizard-hawk and carried off…

Appearances: Thongor, Sharajsha, Karm Karvus, Sumia Chond (queen of Patanga), Vaspas Ptol (archdruid)

In FB: Vaspas Ptol, Sumia Chond’s father (deceased), Sumia Chond


Story 2 No sign of Life
A team of human surveyors are exploring a distant galaxy, surprised at finding the whole galaxy devoid of life. They search again, very thoroughly, but eventually write off the galaxy as unfit for the human race. They leave with a big questioning `Why?’. Last Panel.. the planetary bodies themselves gain facial expressions and respond ‘because that is the way we want it’.



COTL 29

Story 1:
Thongor regains consciousness, still gripped in the lizard-hawk’s grasp. By the sun he realizes it is many hours since he was taken. He is dropped into a nest as food for hatchlings. Scavenging weapons from the remains of previous ‘meals’, Thongor kills the young lizard-hawks and then begins to descend the 500 ft rock tower. Meanwhile, Sharajsha rejoins Karm Karvus and Sumia. The mission was successful – the star sword is ready. They depart in the ship to the Dragon Isles.
They attempt a covert entry to the castle of the dragon kings, but are quickly and easily captured. Thongor by this time, after three hours of descent, espies a river far beneath him and dives in. He recognizes that the river flows towards the sea where the dragon kings live and follows it. He is chased into a cave by a dinosaur-like creature and having no alternative, follows its subterranean tunnel. Eventually he emerges within site of the Dragon Kings’ castle. He swims out to the isle and finds the Star Sword that Sharajsha dropped when he was captured. The three prisoners have been manacled to a sacrificial alter when Thongor finds them. He strikes out, stopping the ceremony and uses blasts from the Star Sword to free them. They slay the dragon kings and depart for friendlier surroundings.

Appearances: Thongor, Sharajsha, Karm Karvus, Sumia Chond (queen of Patanga), Sssaaa (high priest of the dragon kings), Gorm (deity)



**CHOND, SUMIA
**COTL 28-FB
**COTL 28
**COTL 29

DEMON OF ZANGABAL
COTL 22
**COTL 23

**DRUGUNDA THAL
**COTL 26
**COTL 27

**GORM
**COTL 26-FB
**COTL 29

**KARM KARVUS
**COTL 26
**COTL 27
**COTL 28
**COTL 29

**KORA
**COTL 26
**COTL 27

**PTOL, VASPAS
**COTL 28-FB
**COTL 28

SHARAJSHA
COTL 25
**COTL 26
**COTL 27
**COTL 28
**COTL 29

THONGOR
COTL 25
**COTL 26
**COTL 27
**COTL 28
**COTL 29

**YELIM PELORVIS
**COTL 26
**COTL 27

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Re: Creatures on the Loose #26-29

Post by Col_Fury » Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:52 pm

Thanks, Arthur!
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