I haven't been keeping up play reports for my campaign which is probably okay since most people seem to dislike that sort of stuff. But I miss it as a personal history of my Friday nights. My players have dwindled to two couples and random noobies. A few sessions ago the party went back to the Animal Island they'd been adventuring on and found a secret pirate port. They robbed it.
So last session I rolled to see if the pirates had returned to discover
the theft (they hadn't). Then I decided we better get prepared for
pirates anyway and had the players roll on the hireling traits table to
see what the three most famous pirates around were like. We ended up
with Il Castrato (teenager with birthmark on nose lack of appetite for sex), Campanillo (powerfully strong local from Nidus with belled legs), and Suicide Jack (dermal decorations on his legs, stupid but cruel).
While shopping in Nidus the party encountered a giant egg with ex-pirates paying people to defecate around it (to keep it warm). This amused us because it was one that the veteran players remembered fondly from many sessions ago. The party talked a bit with the pirates and found they belonged to a fourth un-named pirate crew but they had words of dire warning about Suicide Jack.
The party was contacted by one of the big Animal Arena players in Nidus, Hamdan al Fahd. He's an up-and-comer, kind of sleezy. There was a party on his black barge. Drugs were present. The mage of the group is now addicted to something called "chill". Earlier in the session the player whose character is permanently very attracted to the opposite sex said "what if you could get addicted to a person?" So I made these mysterious blue folks that didn't speak, one male one female, be at the party leading various partiers below decks. She is now addicted.
Hamdan heard the party could get animals and he wants one. What does he want (roll on chart) a moose, hah. The mage in trying to negotiate (with his 8 char) says "Big-ass, dog-headed panda . . . we can pull that off." At least I think that's when he said it I wrote it down as amusing to me. Another note I wrote down was from him list of material components he's gathered: "creepy midget monk honey." That's entertainment.
So, the mage finally allowed the character with the highest Chr to negotiate and they got a crappy barge-like ship to bring their moose home on. In talking with the crew I had one of them roll traits for the captain and . . . he's missing feet, so he must have been a pirate too. And his captain must have been Suicide Jack, thus the missing feet (don't remember if I rolled that or ruled it as being an interesting coincidence).
Tomorrow they plan to head East, even though they don't know where the Animal Island actually is. God help them.
Oh, yes it was the mage player's birthday so I let him choose between two magic items the pink marble token or the fingerbone necklace. He chose the latter.