|The Satyrs advance through the jungle towards the temple ruins in search of treasure|
The crew had just dropped ship’s anchor. I called my Warden and three best crewmen over to me while directing the rest to lower the scow. There was a foreboding sense about this island, and I noticed the apprehensive glances my crew gave it. But my Warden’s divinations have never led us astray, so if he says there is treasure on that island, then we go ashore!
As the scow shuddered to a halt on the gravel shore, the air hung thick and hazy. The oppressive heat made me very glad to have left the heavy armor on the ship. No sooner had we headed inland, we saw the silhouettes of two structures looming up through the haze. Impossible to make out anything other than the general size, I directed the Warden and a crewman to explore the closer structure. With the other two crewmen, I set off for the further one. We had walked a short distance through the jungle and were now able to see structure more clearly. It had a very unique architecture that we had never seen before. That’s when we heard a loud, violent shriek high above us. As we ducked for cover, we looked up to see a large, lizard-like creature with a huge wingspan fanning the air as it alighted on top of our destination. Fortunately for us, its attention was intently focused on something on the other side of the building. As we stared in amazement at this creature, it shrieked again and dove off the other side and out of our sight. Not knowing how many of these things might be flying around, we quickened our pace to get to the building.
|A Silver Drake perches atop an overgrown temple - luckily for the Satyrs, he would choose another victim!|
|As the Drake slashes away at a member of the Mice crew, Brett's Satyrs emerge from the gloom|
|Brett, middle, plans how to outwit Keith (right) and the others on their four-player board|
|One of the Satyrs in possession of a central treasure found in a passage through he huge, overgrown temple|
|The divinations of the Satyr's Warden came true -- the crew proved fortunate in amassing great treasure|
As we lifted anchor, I was thankful that we didn't lose any crew and quite pleased with the amount of gold coins we found. But my Warden was far more interested in the trinkets. With a wink of an eye, he said “Just wait ‘till you see what I can do with these baubles!”