Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow.   Posted by The Runelord.Group: 0
Aradhel
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Tue 18 Apr 2017
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Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
Aradhel gave a cry and let loose.  She abandoned caution and took advantage of the monster's exposure in battle as it struggled with its woodcutting.

18:04, Today: Aradhel rolled 10,6 using d12+4,d6+4, rerolling max with rolls of 6,2.  Wild Attack Off Hand.

Should be a hit, might be a raise if there's a size difference bonus.  Also, probably a Gang Up bonus should give me a raise.

29 damage with raise - 18:07, Today: Aradhel rolled 15,14 using 2d8+4,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 5,6,(6+6+2)14.  Damage - Off Hand.

18:04, Today: Aradhel rolled 25,7 using d12+4,d6+4, rerolling max with rolls of (12+9)21,3.  Wild Attack Main Hand.

That's actually a 26, not that it matters...

21 damage - 18:06, Today: Aradhel rolled 17,4 using 2d8+5,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 3,(8+1)9,4.  Damage - Main Hand.

Cyrus Weaver
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Tue 18 Apr 2017
at 23:34
Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
Cyrus continued to concentrate on Aradhel's fighting spirit while he moved close enough to give the elven warrior some assistance. "Give up now and we will treat you fairly," he called out.

Move to give Aradhel a Gang-up bonus
Maintain Boost
Defend: +2 Parry

The Runelord
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Wed 19 Apr 2017
at 23:14
Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
Cyrus' offer is lost on the ogre-kin, who roars his defiance--which is cut short by a scream. Despite a rather remarkably thick skin, Aradhel's blades do their deadly work and disembowel the ogre-kin...

Cyrus, do you want to keep him from dying through a bit of magic, or let him die?
Cyrus Weaver
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Wed 19 Apr 2017
at 23:49
Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
Cyrus looks to the others briefly. He would like to know what this brute was doing and thinking, but if he spared his life now, they would most likely have to take it away again. It certainly was not worth expending magical energies.

If anyone suggests to Cyrus to try to save Rukus, he will apply mundane healing, but nothing more.
Aradhel
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Thu 20 Apr 2017
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Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
Aradhel was in a state of pure aggression.  She had no pity for the fool at the moment, but given a moment for blood lust to pass she might think more evenly.
Tanlis Half-elven
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Thu 20 Apr 2017
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Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
In reply to The Runelord (msg # 167):

Tanlis, no longer focused on maintaining the Tree-giants form, gets his healing kit out and attempts to save the half ogre's life. It may not be the wisest course of action-but it was his cause to serve all life. Even a life misled-although he had not always kept 100% to that oath. That being said, setting a cruel trap was not a death sentence as far as he was concerned.

OOC: 09:10, Today: Tanlis Half-elven rolled 2,4 using 1d6,1d6, rerolling max with rolls of 2,4.  Healing roll to stabilize.
Archimedes Fallows
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Thu 20 Apr 2017
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Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
Seeing the fight was over Archimedes instructed his invention to carry him down out of the tree.

With a lot of clicking of metal feet and hissing of steam the little man's mechanical legs carried him safely to the forest floor.

As his feet touched down the eight appendages folded up neatly back into his metal backpack.

Cradled in his arms was the weirdest looking crossbow any of them had ever seen, the stock seemed to be standard but instead of one cross bar there was also a vertical one and between these was held a brass cone that attached to a metal box on the top.

affixed this box was two glass tubes one with green liquid and one with blue liquid in them. Dripping from the opening of the cone was strands of the substance that had bound both the wolf and the ogre.
Cyrus Weaver
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Thu 20 Apr 2017
at 15:44
Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
"Alright," Cyrus relented and helped Tanlis with the first aid.

08:43, Today: Cyrus Weaver rolled 3,7 using d6+2,d6+2, rerolling max with rolls of 1,5.  Heal Check.

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Thu 20 Apr 2017
at 19:48
Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
Cyrus and Tanlis are able to preserve Rukus. On close examination, you can tell that he is only half-ogre--he is smaller than a proper ogre and has indications of human parentage, of all things.

What do you do--with your prisoner and in general? He is still unconscious at the moment.
Aradhel
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Thu 20 Apr 2017
at 22:38
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Aradhel scavenged for restraints.  Really, really good ones, hopefully.
Cyrus Weaver
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Thu 20 Apr 2017
at 23:24
Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
"Now what do you want to do?" Cyrus asked Tanlis with a note of sarcasm.
The Runelord
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Fri 21 Apr 2017
at 14:01
Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
Aradhel, make a Notice check as you look.
Tanlis Half-elven
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Fri 21 Apr 2017
at 15:02
Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
In reply to Cyrus Weaver (msg # 175):

"Ummm...restrain him?" Tanlis said a bit sheepishly, shrugging. "He will answer more questions alive than dead." He offered, hoping that would mollify Cyrus. "In the meantime I need to check on our other wounded person we know, the bear." He headed back to do just that, thinking the bear was clearly more than just an animal.
Aradhel
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Sat 22 Apr 2017
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Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
Aradhel was on high alert.

20:04, Today: Aradhel rolled 9,10 using d6,d6, rerolling max with rolls of (6+3)9,(6+4)10.  Notice.
The Runelord
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Sat 22 Apr 2017
at 17:23
Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
Everyone gets a Benny for Aradhel completely crushing an otherwise trivial roll.  

Aradhel finds some exceptionally tensile-strong vines with which she ties up the big fellow soundly. Cyrus thinks he will be unconscious for some hours unless Cyrus wakes him up.

Meanwhile, Tanlis does not have to go far to find the bear. The bear was watching from a distance, limping. It now rumbles and starts walking away and then looks back, rather like a dog leading one to its master.

Tanlis interacts with the bear and determines that it is not, in fact, a shapechanged person--it demonstrates only the intelligence of a smart animal. But it clearly is a smart animal, and well-trained. It is clearly concerned about someone or something and wants the party to follow him.
Tanlis Half-elven
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Sun 23 Apr 2017
at 15:21
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"I think we should go with him." He says to the others, gesturing to the bear. Of course-he was not sure what would be done with the half-ogre when they did...
Aradhel
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Sun 23 Apr 2017
at 16:19
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"Someone will have to stay with the captive.  And by someone, I mean me."  Aradhel suggested.
Cyrus Weaver
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Sun 23 Apr 2017
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Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
"See, that's the problem with captives. He'll be out for a few hours, so we could leave him here for a while." Cyrus leaned on his staff. "What are we to do with him anyway? Turn him into the authorities? Do you want to interrogate him?" Let him loose? Kill him anyway?"
Aradhel
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Mon 24 Apr 2017
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Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
"He attacked for a reason."  Aradhel observed, not really elaborating as much as she probably should have.
Archimedes Fallows
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Mon 24 Apr 2017
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Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
Archimedes swung is entangler over his shoulder " well I say lets go follow the big furry beastie then"
The Runelord
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Tue 25 Apr 2017
at 23:48
Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
Who is going and who is staying? Or are you bringing him with you?
Aradhel
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Wed 26 Apr 2017
at 00:29
Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
My impression was Aradhel will ogresit, sword at the ready, since she's probably capable of sucker stabbing a restrained ogre who wakes up and tries to escape.
Cyrus Weaver
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Wed 26 Apr 2017
at 01:25
Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
Cyrus defers to Tanlis (who has yet to answer his questions)
Tanlis Half-elven
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Wed 26 Apr 2017
at 13:21
Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
In reply to Cyrus Weaver (msg # 187):

(OOC-True, and Tanlis has made his dodge question roll by running off and trying to see a bear about its wound. hehehe)
The Runelord
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Sat 29 Apr 2017
at 19:46
Re: Chapter 7: In the Hook's Shadow
Most of the group heads off while Aradhel watches her prisoner...

Continued in Chapter 7a and 7b.