Dashing away from the scene of the (my first!) battle, I have to check my fate, moving forward, with an R10 roll, and am politely informed that during my flight I am held and scratched by thorns, vines, etc. and have to lose 2 Endurance points. Luckily (you would think!), this really only serves to negate the Healing replenishment which has occurred over the last two paragraphs.
E = 5
I walk literally up hill and down dale, before being confronted by an ominously foreboding entry to a dark cave….
Because I’m an idiot (and because I need to hopefully muck around for a few paragraphs to get my Endurance back up) I decide to stroll casually, yet watchfully into the cave entrance.
As I fumble around in the darkness, some…thing…dislodges from the ceiling and decides to make mischief.
As if I didn’t have enough trouble, I have to deduct 3 from my Combat Skill for this fight due to the darkness.
E = 7
Since the Burrowcrawler has statistics of (CS 17, E 7) this could be a comparatively short entry.
Yes, that adjustment for the dark means I have a Combat Skill of, you know, NINE, for this encounter.
That didn’t take long.
I can take some small comfort that, as the last survivor of the Kai, I took this anonymous Burrowcrawler to the grave with me.
For all those that stated that a Combat Skill of 12 wasn’t going to get me far….
Lone Wolf (Mark 1) will never see Holmgard…