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 scouts crash-land on the island of Vord, Eve breaks a leg. In the following weeks, she is cured by a Pnumekin (a human servant of the Pnume aliens), R2714, who also teaches her the basics of the language of planet Tschai. The underground Pnume settlement is attacked by the Dirdir, a different alien race. Eve escapes and reaches the surface, but she is wounded. [2-4] She is taken prisoner by a man, Zutiz; they sail Northward on an artificial canal towards the city of Osomena, on the Northern shore of Vord. [5-6] In Osomena, Eve fails a trial at the temple of the pink moon Az and is ordered to leave before the next day. In a tavern, she meets a girl, Caj, who tells her that her scouting starship was embarked on a ship directed to Dima, in Southern Charchan, also stopping in Bamarsa in Eastern Kachan.  Caj has her own ship, the Qumberina. She offers to sail with Eve and Zutiz to Bamarsa, in order to collect some Viz, a material that can be sold well in Charchan. From Bamarsa they will sail to Dima. They embark a fourth member of the crew: Kodr.  While sailing East, the Qumberina is stopped by an air-raft manned by Wannekmen from the city of Azez. A Wannekman tries to frame them for smuggling Dirdir drugs. Eve talks with a Wannek and convince him of their innocence.  After a few days of sailing, they are reached by a swimming Wannek who delivers a message: they must steal the sacred black cup in the ruined city of Orugis. Eve and Caj enter the temple where the cup is, but are stopped by the cultists.
Q: Do Eve and Caj agree that they should leave Orugis? NO AND they both think they must find a way to steal the black cup.
Eve’s goal: to steal the sacred black cup.
The Qumberina stops in a bay a few miles north of Orugis.
Game Master’s Apprentice cards: “The growing rumble of hooves…” “Military weapons”
At sunset, two barbarians (named Guino and Fenko) on six-legged heap-horses reach the bay and call the crew of the Qumberina. They are sent by “the black ones” (the Wannek) with laser guns for Eve and Caj. They have been informed of a secret passage in the temple of the six-legged lizard, where the cup is kept.
Kodr and Zutiz are again left in guard of the ship, and the four ride into the night towards Osomena.
Q: Can they surprise the lizard cultists? YES: they only meet one and they easily put him out of combat under the threat of their guns.
Q: Can they reach the room where the sacred black cup is kept? YES AND it is unguarded.
Q: Can they steal the cup this time [with advantage, given the two successes in the previous challenges]? YES BUT [GMA: “Quarantined!”] as Caj reaches for the cup, she is stung by a needle springing out of the altar. They reach the Qumberina at dawn. Guino and Fenko bid the crew farewell. The Qumberina immediately leaves. After a few hours, Caj begins to be unwell, with fever and hallucinations.