Chapter 7: Miles before peace.   Posted by Artemis.Group: 0
Tanzy
 player, 352 posts
Fri 18 Jan 2019
at 08:52
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
Tanzy crawls her way to the iron bars and shoves Perkins through if he’ll fit.“See if you can find a lock or latch or lever or any way we can open these bars!
Prizzard
 player, 704 posts
 Bounty: The Shadow Scythe
 Rashemi of the Wild
Fri 18 Jan 2019
at 18:32
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
Prizzard tries a Hathran group-magic tactic, a reverberating hum matching the tempo and pitch of their shared connection to magic. Turns out it sounds too close to a performance chant they would perform to get all worked up for rituals. Once Prizzard clears his throat he deeply hums an accurate tune, but quickly slips to something which sounds suspiciously like Voodoo, by Godsmack. It resonates heavily in the cave as well, likely turning into a multi-echo performance mess.

9/17, failed to assist Bryon.
Artemis
 GM, 884 posts
Tue 22 Jan 2019
at 16:43
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
Needless to say, Prizzard's odd tune does nothing to aid Bryon, who will have to hope she can concentrate enough to access her powers.

Meanwhile Perkins obeys Tanzy, hopping through to the other side of the bars. He gives a little shriek. Gah! There are skeletons in here! Living ones!! I see a lever though, but it's gonna be a minute! He sounds panicked and you hear the rattling of bones chasing him and see several skeletal feet run by the opening.

Shortly after the source of the sound reveals itself. It was rats. Lots of rats. Dozens of rats. BIG rats. The size of small dogs actually, and they swim through the gore eagerly, black beady eyes fixed on you all. The witch watches with lazy interest.
Flesh rats. They must have finally smelled you. They could pick your bones white within five minutes if you give them a chance. I suggest doing something she shrugs.

ooc: Ok, they'll be on you within two rounds, so if you want to utilize ranged attacks do so now and roll for both of them. Also, Bryon roll your concentration check. If you fail you can try again. In the meantime if anyone wants to mess with the gate feel free. Tanzy, feel free to use your rogue skills to have a crack at it, though without thieves tools you'll have a small penalty.
Raknesh Kaltash
 player, 562 posts
 hp:126/156
Wed 23 Jan 2019
at 17:09
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
"Well, there isn't much I can do about the rats, but I think I can help Perkins " Said Raknesh

He put his hand between the bars and the light that usually materialize into his blade begins to flow around the facets of the crystal hand for a moment then suddenly expand in a burst of energy.
Bryon
 player, 219 posts
 Warlock
 HP62/32 AC17
Wed 23 Jan 2019
at 18:30
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
Bryon crawled along the ceiling until she got a good bead on the rats. She closed her eyes and did a little Mudra ending with her hand extended, a cone of Ice blowing toward the rats.

3:29, Today: Bryon rolled 31 using 7d6.  Hellrim Cone E Blast damage (Cold).
Prizzard
 player, 705 posts
 Bounty: The Shadow Scythe
 Rashemi of the Wild
Wed 23 Jan 2019
at 20:17
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
1st Round:
Quickened Sadism
Storm Touch

2nd Round:
Move foward to a good spot
Dragon Breath (30' Cone Fire)
rolled 28 using 7d6.  Dragon Breath (Ref DC16).

HP 113/133
SP  52/129
AC 16/14/12

Dragon Breath (4/6) - 3rnd

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Tanzy
 player, 353 posts
Thu 24 Jan 2019
at 09:18
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
I wish I had my things,” Tanzy muttered as she examines the bars looking for hinges, locks or any loose bars.

Ooc: Not sure what might be needed so I rolled for a little of everything. Disable device: 21
Open lock: 27
Search:16

Bryon
 player, 220 posts
 Warlock
 HP62/32 AC17
Thu 24 Jan 2019
at 11:49
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
Bryon called "Tanzy move." Then she threw a cone shaped hammering blast at the gate Of iron.

20 damage, hammering does full damage to inanimate objects

This message was last edited by the player at 11:51, Thu 24 Jan.

Artemis
 GM, 886 posts
Wed 30 Jan 2019
at 20:38
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
Everything seems to be happening at once. Raknesh is able to use his arm to turn the skeletons after Perkins and you watch with satisfaction as they rush across the room and cower in the corner. That means whatever room they're in must also be locked, or they'd have left it. At the moment they are sitting ducks so the option to target them from afar is open. Thanks ever so!! Perkins calls to Raknesh in relief.

In the meantime Bryon and Prizzard's attacks have resulted in several rats dying, their horrible screams piercing the air. You almost feel sorry for them. Almost. Unfortunately they are still great in number and by now they're upon you. Three go for Prizzard instantly, burying their sharp teeth in his legs. The rest go for Tanzy and Raknesh, who also feel the vile things trying to rip into their flesh. It's...disconcerting to say the least. On top of that, you can't help but feel a coldness to their bite and as it tries to spread to the rest of you, you realize these are no ordinary rats...

Meanwhile, Tanzy has figured out generally what needs to be done, but Bryon has made it all the easier by exposing the mechanism for her with her hammering blast, though the gate is still closed. It will only take another couple rounds to pick the lock...

ooc: Ok, two more rounds please. Bryon, your magic can last the next two rounds but then you'll have to roll another concentration check, this time DC 18 simply because you're already using it so it makes it easier. If you're still on the ceiling the rats can't get you so you don't have to worry about damage. Tanzy, it will take the two rounds for you to pick the lock, but I'll let you take a stab or two at the rats in the meantime since it won't be that hard for you to do. Meanwhile, everyone who has been bitten please roll const. checks. DC 15. If you fail you get -2 to attacks and rolls, otherwise you can shake off the damage.
Bryon
 player, 222 posts
 Warlock
 HP62/32 AC17
Fri 1 Feb 2019
at 17:22
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
Bryon will angle her cone so as not to hit her allies.

Rolled 23 damage on HellRime Cone (Cold Damage)
Raknesh Kaltash
 player, 564 posts
 hp:114/156
Mon 4 Feb 2019
at 16:44
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found

Raknehs feels the coldness spreading in his body as he battles the rats.

His arrows are deadly for those rats, but he can only launch a few of thems.

Thankfully he has learned not to leave openings while firing.


r1 (att, dmg, fire, holy)

33 17 2 9
31 16 3 9
14 16 2 9
26 18 4 2


r2
24 17 6 3
27 14 2 3
35 16 5 4
32 17 6 8


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Prizzard
 player, 707 posts
 Bounty: The Shadow Scythe
 Rashemi of the Wild
Tue 5 Feb 2019
at 02:10
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
While Raknesh proved his speed and accuracy, Prizzard accidently turned a rat into a gore landmine, throwing off his accuracy for a while.

rolled 8 using 1d20+3.  Constitution DC15.

1: 23, 14+37
2: 25, 49+73
3: 18, 11+35
4: 11, 11+36

HP 101/133
SP  52/129
AC 16/14/12

Dragon Breath (4/6) - 1rnd
Storm Touch (13/13)

Artemis
 GM, 888 posts
Wed 6 Feb 2019
at 22:41
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
Compared to the cleaner, the rats are proving a better foe, though they are definitely a nuisance...You've taken out half of them, though those bitten feel weakened, save Tanzy who shakes it off, concentrating on the lock. Eventually she opens it triumphantly and should you wish you can start climbing up, though it's not easy with the slippery gore that covers you. In the meantime the rats are all around you and it will therefore be difficult to do area affects without hurting each other. The mother witch gives a smirk as she heads towards the now open crawlspace. Hungry little dears eh? she arches a sarcastic brow. They won't follow us out. They've learned too many things in the palace would like to pick THEIR bones clean. Come along she gestures, already heading through. Easier said than done with dozens of rats still biting at your legs and waists...

ooc: Ok, so you're already affected by the poisoning so I won't make you roll constitution again since it won't stack, so don't worry about that. You'll have the penalty of failure (for those who did) for the next few rounds but it's temporary so  you can shake it off pretty soon. In the meantime it's tricky to crawl up and out the grate thingy while wet and slimy and covered in rats, so roll a climb check please, dc 15. If you fail you get to stay and get nibbled on for another round until you are able to make it. Naturally I expect Bryon will just spidercrawl instead. Handy!
Tanzy
 player, 354 posts
Thu 7 Feb 2019
at 09:20
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
“Get me out of this hell hole,” Tanzy mutters to herself as rats pick away at her. Wading through the gore has been hard on her, the addition of flesh eating rats is enough to damage her calm. On the verge of panic she shoves the grate open and desperately scrambles up.

Ooc: climb 22 (19+3)
Prizzard
 player, 708 posts
 Bounty: The Shadow Scythe
 Rashemi of the Wild
Thu 7 Feb 2019
at 10:02
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
Prizzard holds as rear guard, slicing at the rats, then the next round giving them a parting blast of fire before escaping up the ladder. If anybody is still in the muck at that point, Ill change to blasting a cone of fire, swift flight, and hope any straggler can hold onto me to excape.


173 damage 1st round, +17 bonus for 2nd round, pretty sure those attacks hit. So. 93 damage 2nd round, +9 bonus this round.

1: 30, 13+25
2: 22, 14+24

Dragon Breath DC15: 21 Damage
rolled 25 using 1d20+16.  Climb 9 (+7).

HP  78/133
SP  52/129
AC 16/14/12

Dragon Breath (3/6) - 4rnd
Storm Touch (7/13)

Bryon
 player, 223 posts
 Warlock
 HP62/32 AC17
Thu 7 Feb 2019
at 11:59
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
Bryon crawled along the ceiling to follow her friends.
Raknesh Kaltash
 player, 565 posts
 hp:93/156
Mon 11 Feb 2019
at 15:37
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
If Raknesh can use his slippers of spider climbing to avoid most of the trouble, then he will  (too bad I only remembered them now...)

He will fire a few arrows too

This message was last edited by the player at 15:37, Mon 11 Feb.

Artemis
 GM, 889 posts
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 16:01
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
ooc: Ahahahahahahaha! You had spider slippers climbing the whole time! That's hilarious! And yes you may use them here.

You are all able to get out with ease, and thankfully the few rats left from Raknesh and Prizzard's parting shots, do not follow. You find yourselves in a cell. Perkins waits patiently while you join him, trying to shake the gore off yourselves. Several skeletons cower in the corner, still afraid of Raknesh and keeping a wide berth. Just as Tanzy goes to examine the lock on the cell door, a man in black appears on the other side, looking in. Besides his black hooded coat he also wears a black porcelain mask that covers his entire face. He looks fearsome to say the least but a moment later your fears are eased when he starts to open the door, speaking to Tanzy. The King knows something's afoot. A party was spotted sneaking in to the tunnels a couple hours ago and he's been raising his security. I had hoped you'd be able to find each other. Greetings great one, he nods to the motherwitch who smiles back. Ah Emeric. You just saved me the trouble of recruiting you. Is my granddaughter alright? He shakes his head at this. I don't know. She's with him. He is...angry. We need to regroup, see if we can sway helpers. Do you think you can all be quiet? If anyone sees you...Well folk here know someone alive when they see them.

ooc: You'll need to roll hides and move silently please. Also, if anyone wants to bum a berry off of Raknesh now is the time to heal.
Bryon
 player, 224 posts
 Warlock
 HP62/32 AC17
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 16:22
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Bryon decided to be honest, ”I am not good at hiding or sneaking.”
Prizzard
 player, 709 posts
 Bounty: The Shadow Scythe
 Rashemi of the Wild
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 16:26
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
Prizzard hopped up the ladder with his Sadism spell aura raging, soaking up the pain dealt to all those rats. He was ready to tear down the door bare-handed (and would have likely succeeded), but having been the last up the shaft, hopefully the occult-dressed stranger has begun speaking. Otherwise, the wild man pumped up with spell power will be quite rude..


Prizzard could hide when necessary, but sneaking.. he would have better luck fighting the whole sewer.

rolled 6,9 using d20,d20.  Hide, Move Silently
If necessary,  Prizzard can use Greater Invisibility, but it only lasts a little more than a minute.

This message was last edited by the player at 11:41, Wed 13 Feb.

Tanzy
 player, 355 posts
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 21:28
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
Tanzy is relieved to see her friend again and isnt at all put off by his fierce appearance.“I shouldn’t have any problems getting around unnoticed, especially since I’m actually dead.” Leave it to her to put a positive outlook on her recent death.
“Also if you’re looking to sway helpers you have a room full of petrified people that I’m sure could be convinced to turn against the man who ordered them turned to stone.”
Tanzy took a quick moment to explain that Emric had the disturbing ability to turn people into petrified statues which was why the lord of death kept him around.

OOC: Hide 26
Move Silently: 17

Raknesh Kaltash
 player, 566 posts
 hp:93/156
Wed 13 Feb 2019
at 07:38
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
So there were others people that could help them.

Apparently, they just included themselves in some kind of coup. Or at least mild revolt.

He winced a bit at Tanzy's comment then eyed warily the new 'ally'...

"Stealth is part of my training." he simply said.
Raknesh Kaltash
 player, 567 posts
 hp:93/156
Wed 13 Feb 2019
at 08:28
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
Raknesh take a few berries from his reserve

09:28, Today: Raknesh Kaltash rolled 28,34 using d20+21,d20+16.  hide/move silently.
Artemis
 GM, 890 posts
Thu 14 Feb 2019
at 22:11
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
Fortunately for Emeric, he is found an ally just as Prizzard grips the door to rip it off its hinges, still very souped up from his spell. The masked man takes a startled step back but Prizzard realizes by now he's not a threat and the conversation continues with the poor door dangling by a single half broken hinge.

As Bryon admits she's not good at "hiding or sneaking," the motherwitch gives her a nasty little look of amusement. Why am I not surprised? she then turns her attention back to the matter at hand. Alright, those who do not excel at being quiet can stay in the back. I'd rather you don't alert anyone ahead of us if you can avoid it. We should make for the penance chamber. That's where Emeric's little creations reside. I'm sure I can convince them to go against my son. If we run into any trouble, silence it quickly and whatever you do, don't let any stragglers get away! If they do the entire place will be after us!

At a nod from the motherwitch, Prizzard yanks the door the rest of the way off and you start your race through the corridors, which are black stone floor to ceiling. The lighting is spaced out so there are spaces of total darkness as you travel. Unfortunately, Prizzard is not the quietest and any advantage the shadows grant you is limited at best, especially when you hear a voice behind you, sounding startled. Hey there! What is the meaning of this!? He seems to only see Prizzard, the rest of you able to stay obscured in one of the unlit shadows of the hallway. He's an extremely handsome young man with pale gold hair and violet eyes. His features are strangely familiar but Prizzard of course has never seen him before.

ooc: Bryon, I rolled your stuff for you. You actually got lucky! By the way, sorry guys if I forget something or had typos. I forgot I was supposed to make dessert for valentine's day and now must rush away and frantically figure something out.
Prizzard
 player, 710 posts
 Bounty: The Shadow Scythe
 Rashemi of the Wild
Thu 14 Feb 2019
at 23:30
Chapter 7: Miles before peace is found
Walking more calmly toward the man. "I was fighting some undead and suddenly found myself here, I'd like to know the same." Prizzard tried to bluff, a skill he rarely practiced. Maybe he was here because of a botched spell, maybe he was summoned here? He sure looked like he had been fighting, with the red dragon head, electrified scythe, and covered in gore and wounds.

rolled 11 using 1d20+3.  bluff (before believability modifiers)
Readied Action: Attack
Trigger: Any signial I should attack
rolled 32,13,37 using d20+14,2d4+7,9d6.  Readied Attack.