Hunting Fire

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Encounter Conditions

Dusty Clipboard equipped
Have encountered the Pinnacle of Fire?

Initial Text

The fire moves towards you, reaching out as though it's hunting. The dust and wind pull back in great, howling clouds.

Soon, the fire is licking at your heels.

Summary of Choices

  1. Let it consume you - gain 6 XP Will* or learn Dust Conflagration
  2. Try to ride it - gain 6 XP Perception* or learn Dance of Ashes
  3. Call your soldiers (With National Call in your deck) - gain 6 XP Will
  4. Call a drone (With Orbital Demonstration in your deck) - gain 6 XP Perception
  5. Just run - gain 6 XP Reflexes* or gain 20 Flaming Encouragement

Choice Text and Results

Let it consume you

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You position yourself well within the fiery maelstrom, feeling its endless power tear through your frame. The pain passes quickly, as the blinding light becomes impenetrable darkness.

The world seems clearer, bereft of the cloud of dust lingering at its edges.

You've earned 6 XP in Will

(Stops all dusty clipboard encounters for the day)

Or, with at least 6 Fire Power:

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You position yourself well within the fiery maelstrom, letting its power flow through you. The pain passes quickly, as the blinding light becomes impenetrable darkness.

The world seems clearer, bereft of the cloud of dust lingering at its edges.

You learned a new Technique: Dust Conflagration

(Stops all dusty clipboard encounters for the day)

Try to ride it

You choose a path through the flames to the best of your ability, but find streamers of flame following you like a dancer's arms. The pain is intense but brief as everything fades to shadow.

The world seems clearer, bereft of the cloud of dust lingering at its edges.

You've earned 6 XP in Perception

(Stops all dusty clipboard encounters for the day)

Or, with high Fire Defense? (12 FD + Attributes 23 (15)/23 (37)/26 (28)/14 worked)

You barrel your way through the flames, with gouts of dust and vapor following you like reaching arms. Eventually, the worst of it passes over you, leaving a barren plain.

You learned a new Technique: Dance of Ashes

(Leads to Gimme Shelter encounter a few turns later)

Call your soldiers

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You call a soldier to guide you through the burning wastes. He leads you to safety, then disappears back into the dust.

You've earned 6 XP in Will

(Leads to Gimme Shelter encounter a few turns later)

Call a drone

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You call a drone to pull you above the flames, exposing you to glorious vistas and avoiding the worst of the fire.

You've earned 6 XP in Perception

(Leads to Gimme Shelter encounter a few turns later)

Just run

You leap ahead of the flames, but they rapidly close the distance as you try to find some cover to hide behind. The flames consume you as you black out from the pain, waking up with the taste of dust in your mouth but oddly uninjured.

The world seems clearer, bereft of the cloud of dust lingering at its edges.

You've earned 6 XP in Reflexes

(Stops all dusty clipboard encounters for the day)

(Or with ≥5 Evasion techniques in your deck)

You leap out of the path of the flames, ducking behind cover as they wash over the land. Your breath calms as you internally celebrate your narrow escape.

You've gained 20 duration of Flaming Encouragement.

(Leads to Gimme Shelter encounter a few turns later)

Notes

This encounter does not consume energy.

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