Oct 252013

Old Sully - no wait I mean MISTER Sully
Old Sully, trap-maker and grog-maker extraordinaire

We know that Old Sully is a retired adventurer, one so skilled he literally wrote the book on trap-making. And we know that he is a master brewer/distiller, one so thoroughly talented that the entire world refers to his product simply as “the good stuff”.

To achieve such fame, twice, following such different paths, is enough to make anyone a legend. In fact, it is suspiciously over the top. Two completely unrelated but legendary skill sets?

It seems odd, as if Charles Dickens also discovered electricity, or Jonas Salk took a part-time job as a championship-winning NFL quarterback.

Strange. Even stranger, this doubly-legendary figure is now found in the depths of the Halfling Commandos airship, dealing out advice and grog in equal measure, repairing our equipment.

I’ve tried asking him, but he doesn’t want to talk about it. He just silently shows me his menu.

The last time I tried talking to him about this, I noticed something I had somehow previously missed. There, below decks, in a darkened space, zoomed in, watching him.

He glows. His eyes fill with fire. He pulsates. Suddenly, understanding dawns:

Old Sully has been dosed up with Extremis! No wonder he is capable of such amazing things.

This still doesn’t explain why he is willing to hang out in my airship basement and dole out Dirty Kobolds, but I hesitate to pry. The man is entitled to his secrets I suppose, and he does a great job repairing my damaged equipment.

Plus, to be honest, I don’t want to irritate him too much. Those Extremis people, they’re, well, a little unstable, and tend to go off over the littlest things. And when they go off

Now that I think about it, maybe I’ll be a little more respectful of Old Sully – no scratch that, MISTER Sully – from now on. Just to be safe.

Because, you know, Extremis.

πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

  6 Responses to “What is Old Sully Really Selling?”

Comments (6)
  1. Oh, no! We’ll not have any of that genre-bending crossover rigamarole going on in our boat! A pox on your science, halfling!

  2. Extremis? Is that anything like raging? Or dragon-poop snorting? Word gets around in the dojo of strange practices. As for drinking, well, our monastery makes a nice sake. One cup is sufficient. Two will cause inflammation. As in setting you on fire. From the inside.

  3. Extremis is an attempt to recreate the super soldier serum that made Captain America. It works…technically but tends to make the user explode (like in a 3000 degree firestorm explode) eventually unless they don’t reject it (most do)

  4. I think he’s mostly looking for a quiet place to drink heavily. I mean look at how much he drinks! πŸ™‚

  5. He’s the original mechanic rogue – master at traps, and now he’s even let other mechanic rogues have a hip-flask of the good stuff too when they get the capstone

    • This behaviour is fairly normal in my rogue circles. I’m sure Jeets would agree with me, what else is a retired mech. meant to do?

      Tidy lasses and pints, enough said.

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