Book 2, Chapter #4: Magnimar.   Posted by The Raconteur.Group: 0
Aldern Foxglove
 NPC, 22 posts
 Local Noble
Sat 14 Apr 2018
at 18:42
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar



"An inn?"  Aldern's voice held a musing quality.  "I don't know what Iesha would think about that.  She has . . . particular ideas about a hostess's duties.  Iesha!"  He called back again.  "Come and greet our guests!"  He raised an eyebrow at Liseth.  "I wasn't aware you'd ever met her."

The door to the party's left opened to reveal a beautiful, blonde-haired woman who looked remarkably like Liseth.  Her long navy-blue dress fell to the floor, set off by a baby-blue apron.  Her hands were covered with a white, dust-like substance.

Her smile was radiant.  "Welcome!"  She said brightly.  "Any friends of Aldern are friends of mine.  Please," she invited, waving the party in with a welcoming gesture, "come join us!"

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F = Fireplace
H = Chair
T = Table
A = Aldern Foxglove
I = Iesha




Kellan Storval
 Human Fighter, 1430 posts
 Miniboss
Sun 15 Apr 2018
at 00:21
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
Kellan felt the whole thing to be quite surreal. Even after all they had endured, societal convention still seemed to give them pause. Everybody knew it was wrong, Kerr in his own goddess given given way could even feel that it was wrong, and yet here they lingered upon the threshold.

Kellan looked to Iesha, noticed the resemblance immediately,  but something stronger took over...his protective instinct...Liseth behind him, Pisca to his right...

"Back!...back both of you!" Kellan barked as he brought the point of his pole axe to bare against Iesha. "We will not be toyed with!"

Will interrupt when Iesha is still at I11 and attack if she moves any closer.

Pisca Neep Freemish
 Gnome Archaeologist, 3478 posts
 The Gnome!
 And Her Imagination
Sun 15 Apr 2018
at 00:32
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
"I think there's a lot that you aren't aware of, Aldern," Pisca replied, even as Kellan dropped into his protective stance.  "If you have anything to say to us that might convince us that you are who you are, you'd best say it right now."  The shining steel of gnome's small slim blade cleared its sheathe with a singing rasp.

"Tell us about the Misgivings.  Who's in charge there now?"

"Lysa," the gnome whispered with an intensity missing from her audible speech, "do you have the calming spell?"

Draw rapier.

Active Spells:
Cat's Grace 6m; Message 60m

Used L1 5/5; L2 2/3

Cato Crispin
 Human Wizard, 1509 posts
 Quarterstaff Expert
Tue 17 Apr 2018
at 02:02
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
Cato quietly reaches into his spell component pouch, his fingers moving around through the compartments until he is holding some fine shavings that resemble sawdust - but much more fragrant.  Licorice root in hand, he silently mouths the words to a spell, sensing the tension building up and readying to unleash his arcane powers.

Ready to cast Haste which will affect all party members if Kellan attacks or is attacked.
Basic effects: +1 Attack when using the attack action.  +1 to attack rolls, Dodge AC and Reflex saves.+30 ft movement speed.

Liseth Thoradin
 Human Oracle, 2965 posts
 Deluge of Positive Energy
 HP 42/42
Tue 17 Apr 2018
at 03:19
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
Everything was so wrong here.  An ALdern Foxglove that could not be Aldern Foxglove.  An Iesha who could not be Iesha.  For all the world it was like they had simply stumbled into an innocent dinner.  Except that the house was all boarded up and looked abandoned.  And Aldern Foxglove and his wife were lain to rest in Sandpoint...

"I do..." Liseth answered Pisca, "do you want me to calm everyone down?"  It seemed like a natural action given the situation.  "Pisca," the acolyte continued, "we can't fight here...even if this isn't Aldern Foxglove, anyone else would think he is.  What if...it's a trap to get us arrested?"
The Raconteur
 GM, 2987 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Writer of Wrongs
Tue 17 Apr 2018
at 06:12
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar



Iesha stumbled backwards through the door, looking terrified of Kellan's polearm.  For his part, Aldern appeared equal parts furious and concerned.

"Kellan," the noble put his hands up at chest level, palms out.  He spoke with a measured voice, though some tightness was evident.  "What are you doing?"

"And no, Pisca."  Aldern contradicted the gnome while keeping his eyes fixed on Kellan's weapon.  "I don't think I have to explain anything right now.

"Let me tell you what I am aware of.  You have just walked into my home.  I welcomed you, and you brandished your weapons at me.  I think that is what needs explaining."

"Hello."  A voice rang out from behind the party.  Kerr turned and saw a uniformed city guardsman standing next to him, looking at the group with a mixture of curiosity and concern.  He was taller than Kerr but not so tall as Kellan, with sandy-brown hair and dark eyes.  Like the other guardsmen they'd seen, the man was outfitted in nice-looking scale mail under a blue tabard emblazoned with Magnimar's crest: an angel flying over a stylized bridge.

"So," the guardsman said, leaning casually against his halberd as he kicked mud from his boots, "what's going on here?"

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11|  |  |  |  |  x  |  |  x  |  |  |  |  H  x  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
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12|  |  |  |  |  x  |  |  D  |  | K|P |  H  x  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
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13|  |  |  |  |  x  |  |  x  |  | L|C |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--xxxxxxxxxx--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
14|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |CG|R |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
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16|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+

F = Fireplace
H = Chair
T = Table
A = Aldern Foxglove
I = Iesha
CG = City Guard




Kellan Storval
 Human Fighter, 1432 posts
 Miniboss
Tue 17 Apr 2018
at 12:38
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
Kellan glanced back over his shoulder and looked somewhat relieved. Even if they were far from home, part of him instinctively seemed to see the Magnimar Watch as a friend in times like these.

He lowered his weapon and took a step back.

"It's a long story sir, and not fit to be told standing in a doorway." Kellan began.
"I know things look bad, but we have our reasons...and no harms been done as of yet." He continued to face the man who claimed to be Aldern as he spoke.
Pisca Neep Freemish
 Gnome Archaeologist, 3481 posts
 The Gnome!
 And Her Imagination
Tue 17 Apr 2018
at 13:15
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
The gnome stood stunned, unsure of her own memories.  Had the things back at Foxglove Manor actually happened?  Or where they figments?  Unreal fancies?  But then the slightest of jingles from the keys in her hand woke Pisca from her doubts.  It had happened.  He'd died with his eyes on Liseth and Iesha's name on his lips.

"No!" the gnome shouted, and bound across the floor.  "We have to force him out!" she continued.  "FOR ALDERN!" she cried as she slid to a stop behind the figure so ghoulishly like the human that they all knew in his better days.

"Can't trust anyone in Magnimar," she whispered to the others through her magic.  "Help me," was her plea.  Then Pisca plunged the tip of her tiny blade into the left buttock of what must certainly be a Faux Foxglove.

Move to K8
Attack A

Pisca Neep Freemish rolled 20.  Hit with +2 Archaeologist's Luck +2 Dex Cat's Grace.
Pisca Neep Freemish rolled 2.  Damage -1STR +2AL.

Active Spells:
Cat's Grace 6m; Message 60m

AL: 13/14

Used L1 5/5; L2 2/3

Cato Crispin
 Human Wizard, 1511 posts
 Quarterstaff Expert
Wed 18 Apr 2018
at 00:49
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
Cato froze in place when the guardsman appeared, his fears regarding the Hellknights suddenly sprouting wings and taking flight.  Cato's plans to aid his friends vanished as he fears surfaced.

Pisca's sudden spring into action drove Cato to action, though, ironically it was his own Hellknight training that enabled him to act in the face of his worries.  His training as a Signifier had included plenty of practice at acting instead of being frozen by indecision or fear, and the mage stepped into action, finishing his spell.

Cast Haste which will affect all party members
Basic effects: +1 Attack when using the attack action.  +1 to attack rolls, Dodge AC and Reflex saves.+30 ft movement speed.
6 rounds remain

The Raconteur
 GM, 2989 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Writer of Wrongs
Wed 18 Apr 2018
at 01:55
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar



Pisca's sudden dash forward seemed to catch everyone flat-footed, including Aldern.  The irrepressible bard slipped behind the noble and--before he could even react--she sliced at his posterior with her weapon.  After all, attacks to the rear are the most dangerous.

As the gnome dashed behind Lord Foxglove to deliver her surprise attack, she noticed some things.  Like a rich mahogany dining table set for two.  Expensive looking art on the walls.  Something cooking in the kitchen smelled delicious.  And lurking in the doorway right next to her was the formerly-frightened Iesha Foxglove, now wielding a wicked-looking longsword.

Taking Pisca's attack in stride, Aldern stepped back through the door, placing the gnome between himself and Iesha, then expertly drew his longsword from its back sheath and slashed at his diminutive attacker.

The attack hit home, drawing blood as the sword bit deep into Pisca's shoulder, driving her to her knees.  Before the gnome could do more than grunt Iesha buried her sword into Pisca's side, nearly knocking the gnome to the ground.

The City Guardsman looked at the group as if they had all gone mad.  "WHAT IN INDROS'S NAME IS GOING ON HERE?!?"

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4 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
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5 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
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6 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  x  |  x  |  w  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
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7 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  x  T  x  |  x  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
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8 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  x  |I D P|A D  |  x  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
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9 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--x--+--x--+--xxxxssx--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
10|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  x  |  x  |  |  | sx  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--xxxxxxxDDxxxxDDx--+--xxxxxxx--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
11|  |  |  |  |  x  |  |  x  |  |  |  |  H  x  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--x--+--+--x--+--+--+--+--T--F--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
12|  |  |  |  |  x  |  |  D  |  | K|  |  H  x  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--x--+--+--xxxwxxxDDDDDxxxwxxx--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
13|  |  |  |  |  x  |  |  x  |  | L|C |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
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14|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |CG|R |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
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15|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
16|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+

w = Window
s = Stairs
F = Fireplace
H = Chair
T = Table
A = Aldern Foxglove
I = Iesha
CG = City Guard

COMBAT

Pisca Neep Freemish

Result:  Inflicts 2 points of damage on Aldern Foxglove.


Aldern Foxglove

Free Action:  5' step to L8
Move Action:  Draw Longsword
Standard Action:  Attack Pisca

17:48, Today: Secret Roll: The Raconteur, for the NPC Aldern Foxglove, rolled 16,5 using 2d8+8,2d6.  Critical Longsword Damage to Pisca.
17:45, Today: Secret Roll: The Raconteur, for the NPC Aldern Foxglove, rolled 22 using 1d20+10.  Critical Confirmation.
17:45, Today: Secret Roll: The Raconteur, for the NPC Aldern Foxglove, rolled 29 using 1d20+10.  Longsword Attack on Pisca.

RESULT:  Pisca takes 21 points of damage.

Iesha Foxglove

Standard Action:  Attack Pisca

17:50, Today: Secret Roll: The Raconteur, for the NPC Iesha Foxglove, rolled 17 using 1d8+4+2d6.  Longsword Damage to Pisca.
17:50, Today: Secret Roll: The Raconteur, for the NPC Iesha Foxglove, rolled 25 using 1d20+10.  Longsword Attack on Pisca.

RESULT:  Pisca takes 17 points of damage.  She is rendered disabled.

<b>STATUS:  Pisca has taken 38 points of damage and is disabled.  All party members may now take combat actions.






This message was last edited by the GM at 17:48, Wed 18 Apr.

Pisca Neep Freemish
 Gnome Archaeologist, 3487 posts
 The Gnome!
 And Her Imagination
Wed 18 Apr 2018
at 19:11
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
The Faux Iesha had been a surprise, but one that had only confirmed the gnome's suspicions.  The reversal in demeanor and the ready blade in a form that might very well be Liseth whispered a terrifying secret knowledge.  This knowledge, however, was, or so it turned out, to be paid for in blood and pain, proving the maxim that all things come with a price.

Pisca clutched at her shoulder as darkness closed in and in and in and ...  Didn't quite close all the way.  The gnome's large violet eyes darted quickly from one way and then another, noting the two large lower human torsos on either side.  She let her slim blade drop with a clatter as though from a nerveless hand, then she went down to the floor into a growing pool of her own blood.  Still as death - hopefully still as death - Pisca lay, cut down in her prime, defending the very existence of a friend.

Drop Weapon.
Fall Prone.

Pisca Neep Freemish rolled 15.  Bluff to Play Dead.

Active Spells:
Cat's Grace 6m; Message 60m

Conditions: Prone, Unarmed, Disabled.

AL: 13/14

Used L1 5/5; L2 2/3

This message was last edited by the player at 19:13, Wed 18 Apr.

Kellan Storval
 Human Fighter, 1435 posts
 Miniboss
Thu 19 Apr 2018
at 02:19
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
"Pisca!"

There comes a time when you just have to follow the gnome...

Kellan knew they were being tricked, with Kerr's confirmation and the sudden violence visited upon Pisca it only confirmed those suspicions.

He moved forward , through the doors on his left where he struck out at once for the woman bearing the wicked blade in her hand. But keeping Pisca's words in mind, he struck to injure, not to kill...

Bringing his weapon around he utlilized the langets supporting the blade against the shaft, it shorted his reach by a little, but still provided ample leverage with which to bring the blow home.

HP: 69
AC: 19

Move: to I10
Standard: Non-Lethal Furious Focus Power Attack
Swift: Trip Attempt

19:12, Today: Kellan Storval rolled 22 using 1d20+9.  Potential Free Trip Attempt.

19:12, Today: Kellan Storval rolled 19 using 2d4+13.  Potential Damage.

19:11, Today: Kellan Storval rolled 20 using 1d20+13.  Hasted Felling Smash/Furious Focus Power Attack vs Iesha

Liseth Thoradin
 Human Oracle, 2968 posts
 Deluge of Positive Energy
 HP 42/42
Thu 19 Apr 2018
at 07:50
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
Where did she get that sword!?  If nothing else this showed that these two must be imposters sent to ambush them specifically.  They must not know what had happened at Foxglove Manor.

"We..."  Liseth's mind scrambled as Pisca went down to the ground after her sudden charge and Kellan rushed to the attack.  "Aldern Foxglove asked us to find something in his house."  The acolyte had to placate the city guard.  They didn't need trouble with the city too!

"He gave us his key and said the house was supposed to be empty."  The girl pointed quickly to the boarded up windows but her mind kept going to Pisca and the battle.  She found herself talking faster.

"We just left Sandpoint and Aldern could not have been here too.  These imposters were waiting for us disguised as him and his wife Iesha and there's no way Aldern or his wife could fight like that and who hides a sword on themselves in their own kitchen!?"

Action: Placate City Guard.

Effects: Haste

The Raconteur
 GM, 2999 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Writer of Wrongs
Sat 21 Apr 2018
at 06:22
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar



Kellan's blow crashed down on top of Iesha's shoulder, driving her to the ground and eliciting a pained scream.  As his larger friend dealt with the lady of the house, Kerr slipped by Cato and fired an arrow at Aldern Foxglove, if Aldern Foxglove it was.

The young paladin almost dropped his bow when--as he released the shaft--it crackled with some sort of eldritch energy.  The arrow, also crackling, sped across the entry room and buried itself in Aldern's shoulder with a sparkling electrical crack.

But apparently such arrow fire wasn't enough to shock Lord Foxglove.  The noble immediately moved through the foyer after Kellan, stealing behind the armored Sandpointer and slashing his longsword against Kellan's armor.  At the same time Iesha regained her feet--taking the haft of Kellan's polearm upside the head for her troubles--and stumbled forward to attack Alergast's finest pupil, bringing her longsword around in a wide sweep to bang it against Kellan's helm, briefly causing the guardsman to see stars.

Back in the entryway, the Magnimar city guardsman still gripped his polearm tightly.  But his face softened as Liseth talked.  "They're . . . imposters?"  He asked, skepticism bleeding out of his voice as he took in the ramshackle nature of the building's entryway.  "You saw Lord Foxglove elsewhere?"

   A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
1 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
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2 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
3 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
4 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
5 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--xDDDDDxxxxxxx--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
6 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  x  |  x  |  w  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--x--T--x--+--x--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
7 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  x  T  x  |  x  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--xDDxxxx--T--x--+--x--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
8 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  x  |  D P|  D  |  x  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--x--+--xDDDDDxxxxxxx--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
9 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  x  |I x  |  x  |  x  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--x--+--x--+--xxxxssx--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
10|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  x  |K x  |  |  | sx  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--xxxxxxxDDxxxxDDx--+--xxxxxxx--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
11|  |  |  |  |  x  |  |  x  |A |  |  |  H  x  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--x--+--+--x--+--+--+--+--T--F--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
12|  |  |  |  |  x  |  |  D  |  |  |R |  H  x  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--x--+--+--xxxwxxxDDDDDxxxwxxx--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
13|  |  |  |  |  x  |  |  x  |  | L|C |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--xxxxxxxxxx--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
14|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |CG|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
15|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
16|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+

w = Window
s = Stairs
F = Fireplace
H = Chair
T = Table
A = Aldern Foxglove
I = Iesha
CG = City Guard

COMBAT

Kellan Storval

Result:  Inflicts 19 nonlethal damage on Iesha Foxglove, simultaneously tripping her.  Iesha Foxglove is now prone.


Kerr Mollin

Move Action: To L12
Standard Action:  Ranged Attack on Aldern Foxglove

22:46, Today: Kerr Mollin rolled 18 using 1d8+7+1d6.  Longbow Damage to Aldern Foxglove.
22:45, Today: Kerr Mollin rolled 29 using 1d20+10.  Longbow attack on Aldern Foxglove (DA, PBS).

Result:  18 points of damage to Aldern Foxglove

Aldern Foxglove

Move Action:  To J11
Standard Action:  Attack Kellan Storval

23:02, Today: Secret Roll: The Raconteur, on behalf of Aldern Foxglove, rolled 14 using 1d8+4+2d6.  Damage to Kellan Storval.
23:01, Today: Secret Roll: The Raconteur, on behalf of Aldern Foxglove, rolled 28 using 1d20+10.  Attack on Kellan Storval.

RESULT:  14 points of damage to Kellan Storval.


Iesha Foxglove

Move Action:  Stand from prone.

Kellan Storval attack of opportunity

22:56, Today: Secret Roll: The Raconteur, on behalf of Kellan Storval, rolled 14 using 2d4+7.  Damage to Iesha Foxglove.
22:55, Today: Secret Roll: The Raconteur, on behalf of Kellan Storval, rolled 29 using 1d20+13.  AoO on Iesha Foxglove (nonlethal damage).

RESULT:  14 points of nonlethal damage to Iesha Foxglove (33 total)

Free Action:  5' step to J9.

Standard Action: Attack Kellan Storval

23:05, Today: Secret Roll: The Raconteur, for the NPC Iesha Foxglove, rolled 11 using 1d8+4+2d6.  Damage to Kellan Storval.
23:04, Today: Secret Roll: The Raconteur, for the NPC Iesha Foxglove, rolled 22 using 1d20+10.  Attack on Kellan Storval.

RESULT:  11 points of damage to Kellan Storval.

STATUS:  Pisca has taken 38 points of damage and is disabled.  Kellan has taken 25 points of damage.  Iesha Foxglove has taken 33 points of nonlethal damage.  Aldern Foxglove has taken 20 points of damage. All party members may now take combat actions.





Cato Crispin
 Human Wizard, 1516 posts
 Quarterstaff Expert
Sat 21 Apr 2018
at 11:17
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
Cato steps past Kerr, fully into the townhouse, and holds up his left hand, channeling arcane power through his bonded ring, while his right hand brandishes a small piece of iron.  "[Language unknown:  Taers unna rome!]” he shouts in an ancient tongue.

Move to L11
Hold Person on Aldern (Imposter) DC 17 Will Save
Haste: 5 rounds remain

This message was lightly edited by the player at 12:16, Sat 21 Apr.

Kellan Storval
 Human Fighter, 1439 posts
 Miniboss
Sat 21 Apr 2018
at 14:19
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
The loud ping of Ieshas's blade ringing off of Kellans helm seemed painfully loud in the narrow space, and his head snapped to the side with the motentum and sent him a half step to his left. Although the guardsman endured the blow in relative silence, it looked like a good one.

Kellan was not deterred however. Holding the haft of his poleaxe sideways he checked Iesha hard into the hallway wall and then, unnaturally fast thanks to Cato's arcane skill, proceeded to throw a blinding series of attacks.

The right hook came in first, followed by a wild second punch that crunched through the hallway panneling before he placed both hands back on the weapon and raked it hard to his right, hoping to use the momentum and hook of the blade to drag the imposter down.

HP: 44/69
AC: 19

First Attack: 28 to hit, 17 NL Damage
Free Trip Attempt: 20
Second Attack: 4 to hit
Hasted Bonus Attack: 22 to hit 18 NL Damage
Free Trip Attempt: 25

AOO Preference: Normal NL Attack, -3 if at 5' range

Liseth Thoradin
 Human Oracle, 2974 posts
 Deluge of Positive Energy
 HP 42/42
Sat 21 Apr 2018
at 22:14
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
"[Language unknown:  Saacla p Haprca wi n koroneast!]"  Liseth turned for a moment from the Magnimar Guard and channeled divine, white light.  The healing aura spread to touch her injured friends and mend their injuries.

The light faded just as quickly as it had come and she turned back to the guardsman, "Mr Foxglove is our friend, he told us about evil people at work in Magnimar and sent us to get something from his house to expose them.  It was...." she frowned, "his dying request...they can only be evil imposters!"

Standard: Channel Energy to Cure; Exclude 'Foxgloves' (Cure Party for 5)

15:14, Today: Liseth Thoradin rolled 5 using 3d6+1.  Channel Energy to Heal.

Pisca Neep Freemish
 Gnome Archaeologist, 3494 posts
 The Gnome!
 And Her Imagination
Sat 21 Apr 2018
at 22:57
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
"LYSA!"  If a cry of joy can be conveyed in a whisper, then that is just what Pisca did from her place in mock-crumple on the floor.  With a quick turn, the gnome turned over onto her back, finding no False Foxgloves above her with their cruel stabbing blades.  With a flourish of hands and a few words of power, she drew more healing energies to her body before leaping to her feet.

"I'm back," Pisca informed the others, and her eyes darted about the room to regain her bearings.

Cast CLW
Stand

Pisca Neep Freemish rolled 6 using 1d8+5.  CLW.

Active Spells:
Haste 5 remaining, Cat's Grace 6m; Message 60m

HP: 10
AC22/Touch17/CMD17
Conditions: Unarmed.

AL: 13/14
Used L1 4/5; L2 2/3

The Raconteur
 GM, 3002 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Writer of Wrongs
Tue 24 Apr 2018
at 00:15
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar



Kellan was in a rhythm now.  Shortening up on his shaft, he whirled his poleaxe into a symphony of violence against Iesha Foxglove.  Already slightly stunned, the woman had no chance against Kellan's onslaught; she slumped to the floor unconscious.

Meanwhile, Kerr put his Sir Klerris-inspired training and Cato's magical assistance to good use.  He quickly pulled three arrows out of his quiver, one after the other, and sent them speeding towards Aldern Foxglove as the man brought his longsword around for another strike against Kellan.  Two shafts buried themselves in the noble's torso; one clattered harmlessly against the wall.

"NO!"  The guardsman entered the room, reaching out his hand as if he could stop Kerr from killing one of his city's upper-class denizens.  The man dashed across the room, intent on seeing if he could provide aid.

But as Foxglove slumped to the ground, his skin seemed to ripple and shift, turning the well-coiffed, uniformed noble into a hairless, leathery biped with a face dominated by grotesque and unsettling whorls and slits instead of actual features.

"What . . . what is THAT?!?"  The Magnimarian blanched as he crouched over the creature, unsure of what he was seeing.

   A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
1 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
2 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
3 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
4 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
5 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--xDDDDDxxxxxxx--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
6 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  x  |  x  |  w  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--x--T--x--+--x--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
7 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  x  T  x  |  x  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--xDDxxxx--T--x--+--x--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
8 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  x  |  D P|  D  |  x  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--x--+--xDDDDDxxxxxxx--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
9 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  x  |-Ix  |  x  |  x  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--x--+--x--+--xxxxssx--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
10|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  x  |K x  |  |  | sx  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--xxxxxxxDDxxxxDDx--+--xxxxxxx--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
11|  |  |  |  |  x  |  |  x  |-A|  |C |  H  x  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--x--+--+--x--+--+--+--+--T--F--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
12|  |  |  |  |  x  |  |  D  |CG|  |R |  H  x  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--x--+--+--xxxwxxxDDDDDxxxwxxx--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
13|  |  |  |  |  x  |  |  x  |  | L|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--xxxxxxxxxx--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
14|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
15|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
16|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
  +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+

w = Window
s = Stairs
F = Fireplace
H = Chair
T = Table
A = Aldern Foxglove
I = Iesha
CG = City Guard

COMBAT

Kellan Storval

Result:  Iesha Foxglove takes 35 points of nonlethal damage and is tripped to the floor.
 She is now unconscious.


Kerr Mollin

Move Action: None.
Standard Action:  Full-attack on Aldern Foxglove.

15:49, Today: Secret Roll: Kerr Mollin rolled 29 using 2d8+14+2d6.  Ranged Damage to Aldern Foxglove.
15:48, Today: Secret Roll: Kerr Mollin rolled 25 using 1d20+8.  Shot No. 3 at Aldern Foxglove (PBS, DA, RF).
15:47, Today: Secret Roll: Kerr Mollin rolled 12 using 1d20+8.  Shot No. 2 at Aldern Foxglove (PBS, DA, RF).
15:47, Today: Secret Roll: Kerr Mollin rolled 24 using 1d20+8.  Shot No. 1 at Aldern Foxglove (PBS, DA, RF).

Result:  Kerr inflicts 29 points of damage on Aldern Foxglove.  He is prone, unconscious, and dying.


STATUS:  Pisca has taken 27 points of damage.  Kellan has taken 20 points of damage.  Iesha Foxglove has taken 68 points of nonlethal damage, and is prone and unconscious.  Aldern Foxglove has taken 49 points of damage and is prone, unconscious, and dying. Combat is over, resume normal posting.





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Pisca Neep Freemish
 Gnome Archaeologist, 3495 posts
 The Gnome!
 And Her Imagination
Tue 24 Apr 2018
at 00:57
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
"Well.  That's something you don't see everyday," commented the gnome as she poked her head around the corner to see just what the guard was referring to.  "I don't think even I was expecting that."

"This one ... " Pisca, after retrieving her weapon from the floor, wandered across the threshold and stood over the other Faux Foxglove.  With the flat of the blade she patted the woman on the cheek.  "This one still looks like Lysa.  Or, Iesha, I suppose."

"Lets see if they have anything on them that might help us figure out what's going on.  Maybe a card with a number eight," said the gnome as she began going over the fallen woman's clothing.  "Or nine.  Or ten."

Perception 38 Taking 20 to search the bodies for evidence.
Cato Crispin
 Human Wizard, 1517 posts
 Quarterstaff Expert
Tue 24 Apr 2018
at 02:20
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
Cato watched the transformation take over the downed imposter-nobles, his mind already starting to whirl. “Natural shapeshifters. That would explain the lack of an arcane signature!  Many such things revert to their true form when unconscious.”

Know: Arcana to id?
Liseth Thoradin
 Human Oracle, 2976 posts
 Deluge of Positive Energy
 HP 42/42
Tue 24 Apr 2018
at 07:33
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
"That doesn't even look like a person anymore!  Let alone Aldern Foxglove."  To be fair, Liseth had had no idea what to expect ever since they opened the door to see Aldern Foxglove standing there.  "They're shapeshifters," she asked Cato, "They can look like anyone?"

"Sarenrae, if it is your will, preserve this life that we might learn its purpose."  The acolyte said a prayer of mending to stop the creature bleeding to death.  If nothing else, they might learn from it.  She frowned as she cautiously peeked through the door at the one mimicking Iesha, "Is she one of these too?  Why does she still look...human?"

"Pisca, you're still hurt, hold still."  Liseth skirted around the fallen forms to approach Pisca, calling the healing power of the divine to herself, "Gods grant me your healing light."  Then she did the same to cure Kellan of the injuries he had received during the short battle.

The young blonde turned to the flabbergasted city guard, "I'm sorry, even we didn't expect this.  There is something terrible going on in Magnimar, and even reaching out to Sandpoint and possibly the rest of Varisia too.  We're...trying to stop it."

"Oh, be careful."  Liseth suddenly had a thought, "They were trying to get us to eat something when they were pretending to be Mr Foxglove and his wife.  They might have poison hidden around here."  The small acolyte thought a moment and then said a prayer, "Sarenrae, reveal to me the location of foul toxins and hidden poison."

OOC: Cast Stabilize on 'Foxglove' - Should stop dying
Cast CLW on Pisca (Heal 7) and Kellan (Heal 10)
Cast Detect Poison

00:23, Today: Liseth Thoradin rolled 10 using 1d8+6.  CLW Kellan.
00:23, Today: Liseth Thoradin rolled 7 using 1d8+6.  CLW Pisca.

Kellan Storval
 Human Fighter, 1440 posts
 Miniboss
Tue 24 Apr 2018
at 12:45
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
Kellan recoiled as he saw the change begin to take place, perhaps expecting some fresh horror...and he was not disappointed.

At that point in his life with all that he had seen and done, he had been feeling fairly "seasoned". They had tackled demons after all... assaulted Thistletop. But the realization that things existed in the world like "natural shape shifters" changed his world view once again.

"A what?" He exclaimed a he squatted over "Iesha's" unconscious body and quickly applied the manacles that Alergast had given him upon joining the guard. "I've never even heard of anything like that. Where does it come from?" He asked as he stares warily at the gray thing.

He glanced to the guardsman with a dip of his head. "I'm sorry sir, just give us a moment"
Pisca Neep Freemish
 Gnome Archaeologist, 3496 posts
 The Gnome!
 And Her Imagination
Tue 24 Apr 2018
at 13:36
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
"Errr ...  Stomper," Pisca commented softly even as her hands continued to work through the Lysa Look Alike's clothing.  "If these are *shape* *shifters*", she went on, emphasizing the relevant words, "then I don't think those are going to hold them."
Cato Crispin
 Human Wizard, 1519 posts
 Quarterstaff Expert
Wed 25 Apr 2018
at 00:50
Book 2, Chapter #4:  Magnimar
Cato examined the faces of the unconscious imposters as he muttered to himself.  "Dopplegangers?  No...not gray enough.  Kitsune wouldn't make sense, and it would turn into a fox-humanoid.  A mimic would only turn into an object...."

Suddenly, Cato snaps his fingers.  "A Faceless stalker!  I think that's what it is.  And restraints might work, if I'm remembering my lore right, as long as we observe them.  It takes them 10 minutes to shift forms, and they prefer privacy.  I'm not even sure if they could shapeshift away a hand or something, but I suppose it's best not to test that boundary."

Nodding to Kellan, he continues: "As to where they come from, they were created as spies by the Aboleths long ago, though they were cast aside."