Stargate: 1889 (5 July 20120
w/ Lady Cecile Featheringstonehaugh (“Fanshaw”),Adelaide “Addy” Edison, Capt Edouard “Ed” Roche, “Martha” Mbali (Zulu), Major Alexander Lycoll Marquisse of Waterford (& his Indian batman), Seamus O’Rourke & Emmeline Kelly O’Rourke (& her dog, Rowan)
Mr. O’Rourke had recovered his senses, somewhat. He noticed that a local was trying to tend to him, and he noticed there were others around the edges, watching with something akin to reverence. It reminded him of an audience attending a sick priest. At one point, he thought he heard gunfire.
Meanwhile, we turned a corner and there were more winged Martians. A trio of guards opened fire, followed by another trio of guards and Captain Ed; leaving six winged Martians dead. I fired my parasol pistol, followed by another trio of guards. After that, a single, staggered Martial remained.
Mrs. O’Rourke took a moment to collect samples of their jewelry and accoutrement for later study. We continued to look for her cousin.
We found ourselves on a balcony to the air, and look, there’s javelins. Too bad they’re coming straight at us. One found Mrs. O’Rourke and another one found the Major. One bounced off Cecile’s corset boning. Martha kind of laughed when the lance bounced off her. A javelin chipped the wall next to Capt Ed. I got lucky as the javelin point just scraped my ribs.
There are winged Martians clinging to the ceiling throwing them. There’s another really big one, which is quite noticeable when the strap on his javelin quiver breaks. A trio of soldiers fired at the Martians, and one fell to the ground. Another trio of soldiers fired, wounding the Martians. Martha threw a spear and hit the biggest one. A trio of soldiers fired into the mass of Martians. Mr. O’Rourke definitely heard gunfire and tried to get up, to seek the source. He did find some weapon-ish tools, a pick. The big Martian pulled out a double-bladed halberd and attacked Martha. Both blades struck her, but she’s quite tough and only one really hurt her. Of the 10 original, 2 were dead and 2 were wounded. They sent javelins through a few soldiers. The Martians flew off the ceiling and began circling around above us. One of them threw at Capt Ed. A couple Martians came down to attack soldiers hand to hand and another one stabbed the Major in melee. Capt Ed shot at a flying Martian, killing two of them; Mrs. O’Rourke reminded everyone that she’s still seeking a female specimen. Captain Ed fired again; killing another and wounding the fourth. A trio of soldiers followed the Captain’s lead and shot the flying wounded one and killed one in melee and wounding another. Mrs.O’Rourke threw off the effects of her wound as Rowan bit the nearest Martian. A pair of soldiers shot the Martian attacking Major Lycoll and the big one. The Martian attacking Major Lycoll died and the final shot finished off the big one. Unfortunately, that’s when their reinforcements arrived, flying through the entrance. Mrs. O’Rourke shot one. A pair of soldiers fired but only one hit; luckily he killed that one. I fired my parasol but missed.
The remaining nine Martians attacked, throwing javelins. Three soldiers fell down, and a javelin narrowly missed Cecile. One javelin hit my corset. Another javelin struck Martha, wounding her again. The last javelin went wide of Captain Edouard. Mr. O’Rourke spotted a Martian flying ahead of him, so he put the javelin in the Martian’s back. Dishonorable, but understandable. Capt Ed killed another Martian and wounded yet another. A trio of soldiers finished off the wounded one and finished off another one. The Major fired his shotgun and killed three more. Soldiers fired, wounding another one. Cecile went off to find Mr. O’Rourke and Mrs. O’Rourke sent Rowan to help her, and a soldier went with her, as well. A pair of soldiers took aim and fired at the last two incoming Martians; killing both of them. Mrs. O’Rourke followed after Cecile and the soldiers.
Immediately, after turning a corner, we found a Martian, who lifted his halberd and fell; with a pickaxe in his back.
Unsurprisingly, an alarm went off. I reloaded my parasol. We took a moment to gather the wounded to check them. Two of them were only walking wounded. Mr. O’Rourke handed javelins to the wingless Martians who had followed him. We considered leaving, but it would be dangerous to meet the winged ones out in the open, instead of in the caves.