IHMN 4: Catch the Clockwork Pigeon!
Sir Rupert's mood may well have taken another turn for the worst, but things were looking up for the Dragon Lady. The Black Dragon Tong had managed to escape with two of the clockwork mechanisms that had been hidden around Windy Port. The Dragon Lady had also gained possession of the Clockwork Pigeon that once belonged to Dirk Beauregard. She'd been unable to figure out how to make it work. Until now. She was determined to make it fly once more. She placed the mechanisms her Tong had recently recovered into the device and stood back as it began to whir and click...
Meanwhile, Sir Rupert's Expeditionary Company were learning a new range of expletives from Count Otto. They were stranded with no leads and only two of the four mechanisms they needed. Not that they had any idea what those mechanisms were for. A job half done was a job failed in their books...
After a few moments, the Clockwork Pigeon fell silent. The whirring and clicking had come to an abrupt end. But just as the Dragon Lady took a step towards it, the frustration evident in her eyes, it shot up into the air with terrific force, leaving a trail of pink, purple and blue smoke in its wake. It darted this way and that before heading off at great speed across the town. The Dragon Lady bellowed to her Tong and they were on their feet in an instant, pursuing the strange rainbow-belching clockwork pigeon.
A few moments later, Sir Rupert was certain he could hear something ticking in the air above him. As he gazed heavenward, a strange metallic bird shot through the air above him.
"Oh my goodness!" exclaimed Goonda.
"What was that?" asked Private Gathering.
"I'm not sure," said Sir Rupert. "It looked like a ruddy large pigeon."
"Ya. But vot vas coming out its rear end? Purple und pink smoke?"
"Well, you don't see that every day," said one of the Secret Agents.
"Then I think we'd better catch it!" Sir Rupert said...
The Dragon Lady tried casting spitfire at Count Otto, but a roll of 6 on a 7+ meant otto was blissfully ignorant of her actions.
In a surprise turn of events, the Yeti didn't climb the roof. No. Instead, he decided to charge Private Gathering who thankfully passed his Pluck check for being charged by a terrifying beast. The Boxer fired at Count Otto and managed to knock him over.
Back on the roof, the Agent managed to successfully disengage from combat and reach the Clockwork Pigeon. This was a major boost. Or at least it was until the Dragon Warrior got in the way...
(Coming soon. Once we've played it!)