Prior Events:  The two scouts Eve Reith and Titania Waunder are sent in a small ship to investigate the surface of an unknown planet. Their mother ship is destroyed by a mysterious missile. When the small ship crash-lands on the island of Vord, Eve breaks a leg in the impact. When she recovers her senses, Eve finds herself in a small underground room with artificial lights. In the following weeks, she is cured by a Pnumekin (a human servant of the Pnume aliens), R2714, who also teaches Eve the basics of the language, geography and history of Tschai. One day, when Eve is ready to join a mysterious Pnume research program called “Foreverness”, the underground settlement is attacked by the Dirdir, a different alien race. Eve manages to escape and reach the surface, but she has to fight against a Pnume guardian and is wounded.
Eve’s goal: to escape the Dirdir.
Is the objective of the Dirdir attack the capture of Eve? “No but” they have now learned she was in the Pnume settlement and are after her.
The Dirdir air-rafts have landed in a nearby area and Dirdir troops are guarding the vehicles.
Round 1: Eve emerges among a group of sharp rocks, in what appears to be a desert. It’s dusk. Even if she is badly wounded, she decides to move away from the exit of the underground Pnume settlement. At the East she sees a few strange trees and decides to reach them. There she meets a man that is moving cautiously. She shows him her wound and asks him to help her. Is he willing and capable to cure her wound? “YES but something unrelated goes wrong” [Resolution card]. While Uarzuan does his best to stop Eve’s bleeding, two Dirdirmen are send to scout the area in search of Eve. Do they spot Eve and Uarzuan? “Yes, but” they are not sure and cautiously move forward to check.
Round 2: Do Eve and Uarzuan detect the Dirdirmen? “NO, but” they decide it’s better to move quickly. Uarzuan knows a dismissed Pnume tunnel where they can hide and wait for the Dirdir to go away. [Eve has scored a success in R1 and a failure in R2: she has a 50% chance of winning the final challenge and reach her goal]
Round 3: Uarzuan leads Eve to the dismissed Pnume tunnel, but a Dirdir has found the entrance and waits in ambush for them! There’s a short and furious fight. Do Eve and Uarzuan prevail? “YES, but…your success will cause great personal harm”. Now Uarzuan is wounded too. The two snatch the Dirdir’s laser gun and enter the abandoned tunnel.
[a second marginally successful session for Eve]
Next session: what will Eve and Uarzuan find inside the tunnel?