Hunting the Huntsman

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Event[edit | edit source]

It turns out it's not too hard to track down a mad huntsman who's on a crusade across the countryside in search of a mythical beast. He has been spotted interrogating tavern-goers, accosting travellers in the woods and closely scrutinising various animals droppings. You hear that he recently left the small town of Thatchcross and was heading into the forest nearby.
You follow a set of tracks that lead into a leafy glade. Colourful autumnal debris blankets the ground. You stop dead when you hear a suspicious loud snapping sound beneath your feet...

  • Success (x1):
You catch the edge of the pit with a firm grasp and then haul yourself up to your feet.
In front of you stands a grizzled, veteran hunter, adorned with many trophies from his kills. He moves with calm assurance but his gaze pierces into you like a dagger.
"I am impressed you escaped my trap. In fairness, it was not designed for one such as you but someone more...substantial. Having spent so many years as a hunter, it is unusual to find myself as prey! Let us share a drink at the tavern, where we can converse as men instead of tracking each other's footprints like beasts."
Acquire this card's token.
  • Failure (x2):
The ground disappears from beneath your feet. You have a split second to leap toward firm ground.
You launch yourself through the air, reaching for the edge of this, seemingly, man-made pit.
  • Success (x2):
You catch the edge of the pit with a firm grasp and then haul yourself up to your feet. In front of you stand a grizzled veteran hunter, adorned with many trophies from his kills. He moves with calm assurance but his gaze pierces into you like a dagger. I am impressed you escaped my trap. In fairness, it was not designed for one such as you but someone more...substantial. Having spent so many years as a hunter, it is unusual to find myself as prey. Let us get some drinks at the tavern, so we can converse as men instead of tracking each other's footprints in the dirt.
Acquire this card's token.
  • Failure (x2):
Your hands scrabble at the edge of the pit but you can't get a handhold. You fall only a short way, but land awkwardly on the pit floor.
Draw 1 Pain Card.
As you rise to your feet inside the pit, you hear a voice from above. "How disappointing. Not only are you not the White Minotaur I'm searching for, you're not any kind of minotaur. So careless for you to have fallen into my trap. I'd love to hang around yet it appears that your spelunking has attracted some of the locals..."
The voice fades into the distance and is replaced by the not-so-stealthy sounds of larger creatures approaching through the trees.
  • Huge Failure (x1):
You look down just in time to see the ground beneath you give way. You fall sharply into a dark pit.
Draw 2 Pain Cards.
As you rise to your feet inside the pit, you hear a voice from above. "How disappointing. Not only are you not the White Minotaur I'm searching for, you're not any kind of minotaur. So careless for you to have fallen into my trap. I'd love to hang around yet it appears that your spelunking has attracted some of the locals..."
The voice fades into the distance and is replaced by the not-so-stealthy sounds of larger creatures approaching through the trees.

Unlocked By[edit | edit source]

The Song of the White Minotaur

Token[edit | edit source]

For escaping the Huntsman's trap, you receive:
Encounter: The Mug and Barrel