A Rifty Campaign of Extraordinary Magnitude

Session 20 - Water, water, everywhere...

The party arrives at Easter Island. They meet with a local Lemurian leader, Wakka Tutum. The party quickly explains why they’re on the island – to retrieve pre-Rifts nuclear weapons. Wakka Tutum expresses concern about this for fear it will cause more harm than good. The party ends up agreeing. Then Wakka Tutum explained:

There are two volcanoes on Easter Island: Rana Roratka and Puakatike. Both are considered active, but neither has erupted in over 200 years. The Lemurian mages have control over the volcanoes and ensure that they will not erupt.
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However, one of these mages, Mukki Kehai, has gone missing. Whether he was slain, kidnapped, or gone rogue is unclear. Furthermore, since his absence, one of the volcanoes – Rana Roratka – has seen increased activity. We Lemurians on Easter Island are very concerned, but our investigations and research has not yielded any clues as to Mukki Kehai’s whereabouts. Our suspicion is that the increased volcanic activity is linked to his disappearance.
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There’s something else you should know… it has to do with the Mauian Order. They are a small group – a cult – lead by a bitter Lemurian mage named Maui-tikitiki. They have one purpose: eliminate all True Atlanteans and their Chiang-ku dragon mentors.
Maui-tikitiki faults the Atlanteans for all the woes that have fallen upon their civilization and Mother Earth for thousands of years. Mauti-tikitiki is determined to see the Atlanteans and Chiang-ku pay for the crimes against the planet. Pay in blood.
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We’ve spent a lot time and resources looking for Mukki Kehai, but have had no success. However, you have something that we do not: a True Atlantean. I don’t mean to label you as bait, but if the Mauian Order is behind this, you may be just what we need to lure them out and figure out what’s going on.

The party decides to investigate, but stops off at the nuclear base first. Oops, where there once was nuclear weapons is now a big hole in the ground. Sucks.

Atop one of the volcano peaks the party observes activity near a volcano on the eastern side of the island. They investigate. Several things go down:

  • Darred and Tony stay behind a bit but are attacked from the air by a Lemurian craft.
  • Alban observes a Horune pirate ship the size of Rhode Island (yes, exaggeration) off the coast and engages it. The ship submerges and gets away.
  • Sean sneaks around to the eastern side of the volcano where he observes a magical illusion covering up an entrance.

The party goes into the base of the volcano and gets the crap kicked out of them by a fusion elementalist who eventually gets away.

The party returns to the Lemurian base to lick their wounds.

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