The moment Rathdar learned thathis grandfather had persuaded the Yuletide to go after a big alien ship incoming, he knew Tiernan was going to get into trouble. The party immediately set about preparing the captured mothership for an assault on the alien ship.
- Rathdar (ByW): Level 10 Human Vampire Paladin of Vardor
- Bilbil (RiH): Level 10/7/1/1 Harpy Thief/Alchemist/Technician/Tinker
- Amhran (BiW): Level 10 Fey “Pucca” Cleric of Emedia (God of the Dead)
- Clarence: Level 15 Four-armed Skeleton Gunner with Revolvers
- Mazzur: Level 9 Dead Lord
- Several Undead Estrei (aliens)
This preparation of course includes loading the mothership hangars with all the explosives Devil’s Gate to could spare. So angry are the resident adventurers at the alien invaders, they even load up much of the city’s alcohol into the various decks of the ship to add to the conflagration.
The plan is to set the mothership on a collision course for the city ship. With one of Amhran’s undead at the helm, the rest of them will hop aboard their modified transport and Bilbil will use his newly learned time magic to time slip their transport to escape the ship as it rushes into the ram.
They pull off the plan without a hitch. The explosion at the center of the city knocks out power across much of the city ship and with the city’s defensive guns trained on the mothership’s path, they are able to approach unassailed in their own alien ship and land near a large opening in the wreckage.
They leave the ship all together and head down a large tunnel, eventually coming upon a long vehicle full of aliens. Rathdar attacks while Amhran and Bilbil try to prevent people escaping. They learn that this vehicle was disabled by the power going down and that the alien forces are aware of their presence and are sending someone to deal with them. They hide around the vehicle to ambush the forces coming for them.
When the forces arrive, Tiernan is with them! Rathdar immediately attacks, going toe to toe with his grandfather while Bilbil provides cover fire. Soon they have knocked Tiernan out and slain the aliens with him. They wake him up and learn that he was mind controlled, as are the others from the Yuletide.
The players were excited to realize they would be facing off against their own high-level optimized characters. RiH said he should have seen it from the beginning, and it was indeed the plan from the beginning.