Monday, October 22, 2018

Kingdom Death Monster - Olympus Year 24

As The Hand approaches the outskirts of Olympus once again, the survivors prepare to endure the monster's test and hopefully gain the rewards of earning its respect. Zeus, Aphrodite, Artemis, and Odysseus choose their gear carefully, managing their affinities in order to draw The Hand's attention to Aphrodite and Artemis as much as possible. Aphrodite and Artemis carry the beacon shields. Aphrodite also applies copious amounts of monster grease, while Artemis is naturally quite evasive. The Olympians hope to entice The Hand into directing most of its attacks at Aphrodite and Artemis, who believe they can either dodge or block whatever the monster throws at them.

Zeus carries the steel shield and wears phoenix greaves to help him move faster, somewhat compensating for the effect of having to carry such a heavy shield. He also wears a rawhide headband which he will use to anticipate The Hand's attacks, allowing the survivors to draw The Hand toward Artemis and Aphrodite as much as possible. Odysseus has little to protect him if attacked, his only hope being the dried acanthus he carries possibly saving him from an otherwise fatal wound. He also wears the cat eye circlet, just in case the Olympians determine they can achieve some advantage from attacking The Hand. For the most part, they intend only to spread out and block with their shields, doing whatever they can to draw the monster's attacks toward Aphrodite and Artemis.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Kingdom Death Monster - Olympus Year 23

Knowing they will need more resources to prepare to faced the sinister presence in the lantern horde, the Olympians determine to risk hunting another mature (level 2) phoenix. They also want more of their recently born survivors to gain some valuable experience fighting monsters. So Artemis and Hephaestus will lead newcomers Remus Lanterna and Odysseus on the hunt.

Artemis is protected by a full suit of lantern armor. She is armed with a cat gut bow, claw head arrow, and bone darts as backup. Hephaestus wears rawhide armor and carries a whistling mace and beacon shield. Remus wears screaming armor and wields the counter-weighted axe. Odysseus, son of Dionysus, wields his father's twilight sword, carries a beacon shield, and wears rawhide armor and the forsaker mask, allowing him to fight with incredible ferocity.