Four the last four hours the Lightning Rail hums ever upward into the massive Star Peaks following a line that rises above a canyon that has been cut as the Aundair River rapidly drains into the Scion Sound. Each mile of narrow track brings to you ever higher up along the face of the sheer cliff up to your right, and increases the sheer drop to the river below to your left where the face of another taller mountain loomes about two hundred feet away. As you reach the top of the pass, the bright suns reflects brightly of the snow and ice that has been gathered by early winter storms.
You notice movement on a far opposing slope on the other side of the chasm. Your lightning rail has just three giant sized humanoid forms and you gasp in horror, as you realize they are preparing to throw large boulders at the Lightning Rail.
To Awake Characters
You hear three load thumps and hear metal tearing and you desperately grab onto nearby handholds as your world turns upside down. Those in the births nearby you yell out in horror as they are torn from their sleep and desperately attempt to stop themselves from being thrown across the car. As you glance out the left windows towards which you are being hurled towars, you see glass shatter as the snow covered crowd rise toward you. As you open your eyes, you are aware that something is very wrong. As feel a wave of cool enter the cabin, the car appears to be lying on its side and wreckage is strung across a small field that gives rise to the sheer cliff rising upward. As you recover your feat, you hear three more thumps, though much more subdued than before.
To Sleeping Characters
Your sleep came easy and deep in the sleeping birth designed by House Ghallanda. You are awaken with a sick feeling that at first your think that you are still in your dream in which you are flying, only to realize that your are indeed flying out of your birth sailing to a rushing wall of broken glass and snow, and all goes black. As you open your eyes, you are aware that something is very wrong. As feel a wave of cool enter the cabin, the car appears to be lying on its side and wreckage is strung across a small field that gives rise to the sheer cliff rising upward. As you recover your feat, you hear three more thumps, though much more subdued than before.
Once Outside the Lightning Rail Car you see the wreckage of the Lightning Rail is strewn across a small snow covered plateau along the line with a massive cliff face to one side of the rail, and a precipice falling hundreds to the river below. Passenger cars and cargo cars lay on their sides, their contents of boxes and bodies spread across the area. Your eyes are drawn to movement on a parallel plateau on the cliff face on the slope of the opposing about 250 feet across the chasm where two sets of three undead giants adorned in Karrnathi artilleryman uniforms toss large chunks of stone at both ends of the lightning rail that depending on the accuracy either cause the railway base to fall in the chasm below or cause a cascade of stone and ice to fall from above. Looking about the plateau for cover, you make out the snow covered silohoute of a small building and a cluster of pine trees and shrubs. Again a flurry of activity of movement draws your eyes farther down the rail line, as a dozen human-sized zombies wielding wicked looking scimitars and in Karrnathi infantry uniforms burst from the remains a cargo car and begin to hack at prone bodies and unarmed passengers.