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Thursday, August 27

Gangs of Freeport: Part 1 – Rioting for Fun and Profit

The explosion tore up half the street, tossing debris in all directions. Vlad’s mind barely had time to register what had just happened when the whistling of crossbow bolts snapped him out of his stupor.

Two Freeporters, armed with cutlasses, charged out of the smoke towards him. Vlad hesitated as he realized that his friends were in danger, bleeding in the street. If the thugs wanted to rob them or worse, he would only endanger his companions by staying where he was.

He ran. The thugs gave chase, perceiving his tactics as flight. More crossbow bolts punctured the wall behind him, some just missing his head.

Finally, he came to the end of an alley and spun to face his assailants with his back to an old, rusted door.

The thugs hesitated. Then they advanced, grinning. [MORE]


posted by Michael Tresca at 6:36 AM

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