Savage Worlds Sojourn Green Player's Guide
Sojourn Green: Savage Worlds Player’s Guide 1/2/15
Two children lay awake in their room. In the other room a commotion is afoot. A small creature, with the features of a field mouse, but three foot tall, tucks the children into bed. She assures them their mother is fine and she just had a good fright and all would be well in the morning.
Otter: Narn, I’m scared.
Narn: That’s not my name.
Narn: I guess if it’s as close as you can get “Otter”
The little boy smiles at his sister.
Otter: Can I get in your bed.
Narn: No, that’s gross. But I’ll come over to your bed.
Otter begs his sister for a story. “One of daddy’s!”
Narn: Daddy says the world is dying because of man’s sin. (What man?) All men, it’s a turn of phase. (Oh.) The Mist is the world’s tears and it hangs on the ground because the sky is already full from all the sadness of Mother. (Mom’s sad.) Yeah. The world is so full of tears it has nowhere to go and it makes the animals and people so sad that they die inside. First their hearts and they become cruel and mean. Then their eyes and they go blind to all others’ pain and can only feel their own and nobody else cares because all their hearts and eyes have died. She gives Man all of her and still they cut and dig and prod and demand more. (That’s mean.) Yes and when she has nothing left to give, they dig deeper. And eventually they dug right through Mother and right into her sister on the other side of the veil. (What’s the veil?) The veil is what connects Mother with her family, all the daughters in infinity. (Wow.) Yes and Xeno-Tech comes from one of Mother’s sister trying to fill the holes made by Man with her own flesh. Mother’s sister loves her. (Does she have any brothers?) Daddy didn’t say. If she does, they live far away probably. (That stinks.) Don’t worry, they can talk all the time through the veil and they get to visit every million years. If she has a brother. (Does she love her brother?) IF she has one. Yeah, probably. She loves her children even though they do awful things to her. (Yeah. Who is the man?) I told you, he’s all men. (When I grow up, will I hurt mom?) NO, you’re a GOOD man, or will be, just like daddy. (Who are the bad men?) The people dig up Xeno-Tech and use it to make weapons. (You mean, “The City?”) Yes, and you must never ever go there, no matter how bad things get outside the walls, it’s better than being trapped inside them. The monsters hate them more because the walls make them remember what they lost and why it was taken. Most of the monsters walk right by our village because we live in trees, like we’re supposed to. And the ones that don’t? The woodsmen take care of, so we’re way safer than those dummies behind their giant pink walls. (Pink walls?) Yeah, daddy says they have walls made out of pink lasers that kill any monsters who try to get buy them. And it kills Mist Walkers. (Ohhh….) The Mist Walkers are people who found the eyes of one of the sick ones and put them in their own head so they can see what the monsters see and not be hurt or have their heart die. They lose their own eyes, but at least they’re heart is still there. (Yeah, Old Crow is super nice.) Yes, and Mother’s Eyes, the Mist Walkers, help protect all the good people who still live on Mother and not in a stinky old cancer city. (Cancer?) It’s bad. Daddy says there are lots of good people still living on Mother the RIGHT way and someday, the Man will eat everything up and leave nothing for anyone else. (What will happen to us?) This is waaaaaaayyy far away, like a million years after we die. (I don’t want to die.) Don’t worry, that’s a long way far away too. (A million years?) Sure.
When Narn finishes her story she notices an eerie stillness in the house.