Chapter Twenty - The Interview.   Posted by The Game Master.Group: 0
Sharn
 player, 27 posts
 Wandering healer
 But still a sneaky elf
Tue 6 May 2014
at 14:50
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
"So, what should we do? Attack? Get them by surprise?" He offered the others. Needless to say, he was not keen on just attacking-maybe getting them to surrender...

OOC-10:48, Today: Sharn rolled 7 using 3d6 with rolls of 1,3,3. Perception
Balasar
 player, 117 posts
Tue 6 May 2014
at 16:29
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
When the scouts return and give their report, Balasar thinks out loud, "At the moment we have the advantage of surprise.  We should move west and see if we can pick them off..."  He puts his hand to the hilt of his greatsword, "What was that?"

10:16, Today: Secret Roll: Balasar rolled 15 using 3d6+1 with rolls of 5,3,6. Perception (Hearing), TN 11.
Zane
 player, 212 posts
Fri 9 May 2014
at 04:42
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
Zane listened carefully to their surroundings as Sharn gave his report. "Someone's coming from the north," he whispered. "We should see who or what it is before we make our move."


OOC: 23:30, Today: Zane rolled 14 using 3d6+2 with rolls of 2,5,5. Perception.
Balasar
 player, 118 posts
Sun 11 May 2014
at 03:56
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
Balasar whispers to Zane, "Scout quickly then, and report back.  Regardless of what's ahead, we should make our own move soon."
Zane
 player, 213 posts
Fri 16 May 2014
at 04:14
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
"I don't think we need to scout. They're approaching now and we'll see them from where we're at. If they're hostile to us, we can withdraw without being noticed. If they're hostile to the group at the farm, that may become a situation we can take advantage of."
Gimshar Farhig
 player, 473 posts
 Surface Dwarf Warrior
 Level 3, HP 44/44
Mon 16 Jun 2014
at 11:35
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
Despite her own distractions, Gimshar hears the noise as well, and then nods in agreement with Zane. "In any event, let's ready ourselves for anything."
The Game Master
 GM, 954 posts
Fri 5 Sep 2014
at 01:32
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
Couched down among the tall swaying grass, the party members keeps a keen watch on what could possibly by moving towards them. Still keen on maintaining their cover, the party finds themselves in very awkward hiding positions, clutching their weapon in hopes that they wouldn't have to use it.

The sound of rustling gets louder...and louder and then it is followed by a squeak, squeak!

A tiny field mice skitters into their view!

OOC: Roll TN 11 Willpower. A success means you remain unphased and remain in your current position, unmoving. If you fail, you were startled by the mice's appearance, you move and make a noise.
Balasar
 player, 123 posts
Fri 5 Sep 2014
at 02:57
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
20:56, Today: Secret Roll: Balasar rolled 9 using 3d6+2 with rolls of 2,2,3. TN 11 willpower.

Balasar jumps over the sudden appearance of the tiny creature then reprimands himself for breaking stealth over such a non-threatening event.  Hopefully his movements weren't heard...
Zane
 player, 215 posts
Sat 6 Sep 2014
at 06:20
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
When Balasar jumped, he startled Zane, which in turn caused him to fall back and curse quietly in response. Hopefully their clumsiness would not infect the rest of the party...

01:19, Today: Zane rolled 5 using 3d6 with rolls of 1,2,2. Willpower TN11.

Sorry Balasar, threw you under the bus there. Figured it fit well with your post. =D

Sharn
 player, 28 posts
 Wandering healer
 But still a sneaky elf
Sun 7 Sep 2014
at 09:57
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
The appearance of the field mice may have startled the rest, but the elven mage had prepared himself well for any surprises that lay ahead and remained calm throughout.

Ooc-07:56, Fri 05 Sept: Secret Roll: Sharn rolled 14 using 3d6+4 with rolls of 5,1,4. Willpower: Self- Discipline .should be 16 actually.

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:53, Tue 09 Sept 2014.

The Game Master
 GM, 964 posts
Tue 9 Sep 2014
at 03:24
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
The mouse, shocked by four large sized humanoids staring down at it scurried away, frightened.

Unphased by the sudden appearance of the mouse, Gimshar turns to her companions and whispers, "I don't think they noticed us. Not yet at least, we still have the upper hand if we want to surprise them."

"What should we do?"
Balasar
 player, 125 posts
Fri 12 Sep 2014
at 19:52
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
Balasar shrugged.  "That's really up to our applicant here, but I'm starting to get bored with all this sneaking around and those bandits will notice us eventually."
Zane
 player, 217 posts
Tue 16 Sep 2014
at 03:23
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
Zane shrugged as well. "Agreed. Either we make a move on them or we leave and do something more worthwhile with our time."
Balasar
 player, 128 posts
Tue 23 Sep 2014
at 00:53
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
"Let's do this then.  Who's with me?"  Balasar whispers as he begins to move forward.  Then pauses, remembering that they had sent scouts ahead.  "Sharn and Zane, can you recall how many people you saw, where they were, and any notable equipment (weapons, armor, and the like)."
Zane
 player, 219 posts
Thu 25 Sep 2014
at 04:34
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
"Three by the well, one by the cow pens, and at least one in the house. Could be more in or behind the shed, we didn't get a look back there."

This message was last edited by the player at 04:34, Thu 25 Sept 2014.

Balasar
 player, 129 posts
Thu 25 Sep 2014
at 05:01
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
Balasar performs his habitual gear check to confirm his readiness for combat.  As soon as he's certain everything is ready, he'll turn to the group, "Let's head for the well, then.  Target the largest group first so they can't move as reinforcements.  The one by the cow pen will likely move to assist.  Contacts inside house possible but doubtful.  All ready?"
The Game Master
 GM, 972 posts
Thu 25 Sep 2014
at 06:03
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
"Sounds like a plan to me," said Gimshar as she readied her trusty axe, Persuasion. It had been a good few months since they last saw combat and Gimshar was ready to test her skills again. She checks the straps of her shield across her forearm one last time before giving her team mates a nod.

"We do have the element of surprise, so, on your count Balasar, we move."

OOC: Seems like we are going to go into battle. So, everyone roll initiative +1 because you have the element of surprise

And then, roll 1 round of action. Remember to indicate how you are going to attack, who you are going to attack, when you are going to attack in your post.

This message was last edited by the GM at 06:06, Thu 25 Sept 2014.

Balasar
 player, 130 posts
Thu 25 Sep 2014
at 23:34
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
Now committed to the plan, Balasar draws his greatsword in anticipation of the action to come.  Then he stands up and begins to move towards the bandit with purpose and violence in his eyes.  True to his word, he moves to the bandit nearest to him, just outside of the field and charges when he gets close enough, trusting everyone to follow behind him.  The time for stealth had passed.

OOC: If you look back to message 57, there's one red circle standing off by himself between the well and the field.  That's the guy I attack.  I fully expect the other three to come to his aid.

I'm also curious about equipment, notably weapons and any visible armor the bandits may be wearing.


17:24, Today: Secret Roll: Balasar rolled 12 using 3d6+4 with rolls of 2,5,1. Initiative.
17:28, Today: Secret Roll: Balasar rolled 23 using 3d6+9 with rolls of 5,3,6. charge bandit. [HIT; if that misses we have problems]
17:29, Today: Balasar rolled 18 using 3d6+5 with rolls of 6,4,3. charge damage.

Gimshar Farhig
 player, 475 posts
 Surface Dwarf Warrior
 Level 3, HP 44/44
Sat 27 Sep 2014
at 13:45
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
Gimshar's muscles tense as she waits for Balasar to make the move, but once he does she has no hesitation in following the huge warrior into battle. As she moves towards the enemy her eyes scan the field just as they have done a thousand times before as she takes note of enemy positions even as she readies her axe for its first swing.

OOC:
Plan is to follow behind Balasar in the initial movement but when he stops to attack his foe, Gimshar will continue to move to attack the next nearest foe.

Minor Action: Move
Major Attack: Melee Attack (If/When in range)

Zane
 player, 220 posts
Wed 1 Oct 2014
at 04:03
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
Unlike his companions, Zane did not prefer a straight fight to all this sneaking around. While Gimshar and Balasar charged in, Zane snuck through the tall grass and moved into position to support his allies. When the time was right and their foes were distracted, he sprang from concealment to plunge his short sword into the back of one of their foes!



OOC: Move into position for a Backstab, and then...Backstab!

Minor Action: Move/Stealth into position for a Backstab.
Major Action: Backstab

22:48, Today: Secret Roll: Zane rolled 13 using 3d6+5 with rolls of 5,1,1. Initiative. (Forgot the +1 bonus to our Initiative)

22:52, Today: Secret Roll: Zane rolled 16 using 3d6+7 with rolls of 1,6,2. Stealth Roll.

22:53, Today: Secret Roll: Zane rolled 22 using 3d6+9 with rolls of 3,5,4. Backstab Attack. (Forgot an extra +1 from Weapon Quality)

22:55, Today: Secret Roll: Zane rolled 16 using 2d6+7 with rolls of 6,3. Backstab Damage.

The Game Master
 GM, 976 posts
Tue 7 Oct 2014
at 07:31
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
Without even a word, the large Qunari rises from his crouch and charges through the knee high grass at high speed. Naturally, the bandits turn to face their quarry, but it is too late!

Balasar, a massive hulk of a man decends upon his foe like a tidal wave, his two handed sword racing down to cleave the bandit in two. However, before his blade can make it's mark, his dwarven companion Gimshar jumps out from behind the grass in an impressive leap.

With her axe Persuasion held high, Gimshar brings her axe crashing down on the first bandit's shoulder, severing the appendage and sending the poor man screaming! Unable to unsheath his weapon, the bandit punches Gimshar with his good arm, but his fist goes wide and misses her by an inch.

Blood is flowing steadily from the wound and before anything else can happen, Balasar's blade finished it's movement with a deadly cleave across the poor man's waist, gutting the man and with a loud gurgle, their quarry collapses in a bloody heap.

By now, the other three remaining bandits have sprung to action, shouting and yelling as they approached. Then suddenly, from behind Gimshar and Balasar, two bolts of bright pink energy shoots across and hits one of the bandits with a resounding crackle. His face contorts in a mask of pain but he finds no relief because immediately from behind him, Zane steps out of his hiding place and plunges his deadly dagger into his back, severing major arteries causing massive internal bleeding.

Blood spurts from every oriface and the bandit releases a wet gasp before collapsing to the ground.

The remaining two bandits have closed in on Balasar and Gimshar by now. Longswords swinging, the bandits attack in earnest and manage to open up a size wound across Gimshar's side, while Balasar is nicked across the chest.

Then suddenly, from out of no where an arrow sails through the air aimed at Sharn, but it misses it's mark!

OOC: Great job! Two bandits are down, either dead or unconscious you don't know. There is a sniper somewhere. The remaining bandits are on Balasar & Gimshar! Post one more round of action.

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:31, Tue 07 Oct 2014.

Balasar
 player, 131 posts
Wed 8 Oct 2014
at 16:52
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
Balasar shrug off the wound as though it was nothing, or minor at best.  He turns to a second bandit in an attempt to finish him off as quickly as possible.  Nothing fancy this time, just a simple cut from shoulder to hip that collapses the one bandit into a bloody heap on the ground.  As Sharn was missed, Balasar remains unaware of the sniper for the moment with his own bandits to deal with.  There remains but one bandit, have to leave some fun for Gimshar.

10:48, Today: Secret Roll: Balasar rolled 18 using 3d6+8 with rolls of 3,2,5. attack on bandit.
10:49, Today: Secret Roll: Balasar rolled 19 using 3d6+5 with rolls of 5,5,4. damage to bandit.

Gimshar Farhig
 player, 477 posts
 Surface Dwarf Warrior
 Level 3, HP 44/44
Fri 10 Oct 2014
at 03:09
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
Gimshar gritted her teeth in pain as the bandits' weapons cut her side. No mere flesh wound was this, but she had experienced worse in battle. Her warrior's mind puts the thought aside as instinctively arches Persuasion back to gain momentum for the forward swing. Already she knows where she intends to bury her weapon. It will hack away at the bandit's sword-bearing shoulder and arm, right where the armor was weak. But even if she fails to do so in this next swing, then will certainly do so on the following.


OOC:
Major Attack: Melee Attack - Bandit that had wounded her
Minor Action: Aim (+1 bonus next attack roll - assuming bandit survives)

Zane
 player, 221 posts
Tue 14 Oct 2014
at 06:10
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
His first target down, Zane moved to assist Gimshar and Balasar. Moving towards whichever bandit was most preoccupied, he slid smoothly into position and prepared to stab his foe silently, taking advantage of the distraction provided by his companions to try and slide his blade into their enemy's back.


01:04, Today: Secret Roll: Zane rolled 17 using 3d6+7 with rolls of 4,5,1. Stealth Roll.

01:04, Today: Secret Roll: Zane rolled 18 using 3d6+10 with rolls of 2,4,2. Backstab Attack.

**4 Stunt Points**
- 2 for Mighty Blow
- 2 for Pierce Armor

01:07, Today: Secret Roll: Zane rolled 22 using 3d6+7 with rolls of 5,5,5. Backstab Damage. Includes Mighty Blow Bonus Damage.

*Target Armor is halved due to Pierce Armor*


The Game Master
 GM, 981 posts
Sat 6 Dec 2014
at 02:47
Re: Chapter Twenty - The Interview
In a flurry of action, the members of the Steel Dragoons made short work of the bandits invaded the Olsen farm. Pretty soon, Gimshar, Balasar, Zane and Sharn were standing in the middle of a scene of carnage while the remaining sleeping bandit who had only just stumbled out of the shack, saw what happened to his mates and decided to flee instead of fight!

"You better run! And tell Bloody to bloody hell don't come back, if he does, he'll be answering to us!" Gimshar yelled after the fleeing bandit.

And so, the Olsen family farm was saved. In a few days, the Olsen family moved back here and with the help of Gimshar and friends, buried the bodies of the bandits and began the process of restarting their family business.

And as for the Steel Dragoons, this was only the beginning of many more exciting adventures to come!

Here concludes Chapter Twenty - The Interview