2.0 Murder in Sandpoint.   Posted by DM.Group: archive 0
Catessa Fallowfield
 player, 293 posts
 Halfling Nature Priestess
 ...and Friend Garious
Sat 8 May 2010
at 10:56
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
Cat sighs, "We at least need to check in the child. Now." She starts up, alone if need be. She won't let another youngling die because of here
Glum
 player, 379 posts
 The world's least dour
 dwarf. Hence the name.
Sat 8 May 2010
at 11:47
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
"No Catessa, if we go in, we go together, and we stay close to make sure nobody begins to look like the enemy."
DM
 GM, 701 posts
Sun 9 May 2010
at 16:53
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
Kudos to Glum for a reference to the past, well done.  It may or may not be true, but it is well thought out.

Heading up the narrow stairs you hear the voice match Tanrov and start singing with him, but you can't tell if she is moving or not.  You can tell this would be a bad place to fight in.  Narrow halls and doors would make fighting with a larger(no penalty for light medium sized, 1 handed small sized) weapon difficult and movement/position would be very restricted.  A window at the top of the stairs illuminates, with the late afternoon sun, a hallway.  Bloody footprints from several individuals stand out as being a bad sign.  There is a death smell here as well.

The hallway runs the length of the house and ends in another dirty windows.  The windows are a poor quality glass, just another indication of the farmer's cheapskate spirit, as are the poorly made floor boards which creak as you step on them.  To the left there is a closed door, in the middle of the hall is a door to the right and a trapdoor to the attic (but no ladder).  At the far end is an open door on the left.  That is where the singing is coming from.  It stops and a small voice says, "Monsters", then silence.

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:17, Sun 09 May 2010.

Talis Revain
 player, 188 posts
Sun 9 May 2010
at 17:15
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
Talis comments as you climb the stairs, "Glum, I like your fire plan better and better, but we do need to check on the child.  She could be lucky, very, very lucky."

Talis whispers "Tanrov, hold on, let's clear the doors as we go."  (Assuming he pauses) Talis will carefully open the 1st door.
Zer-wedula
 player, 299 posts
Sun 9 May 2010
at 20:19
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
Zer-wedula loads his crossbow as quietly as possible.
DM
 GM, 702 posts
Mon 10 May 2010
at 02:54
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
The first door opens into a bedroom that has 4 beds in it, 1 of the beds looked unused, but the other 3 look lived in.  They also look died in.  There are dried blood pools on all 3 beds, but no bodies.  From the looks of it this was a boys/mens bedroom.  You think back to the 3 ghouls that attacked you wearing nightclothes.  Could this be where they were killed and turned into ghouls?

What do you do?
Glum
 player, 380 posts
 The world's least dour
 dwarf. Hence the name.
Mon 10 May 2010
at 10:06
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
Glum casts Detect Undead (OOC if it wasn't used up when DM cancelled it earlier.)

DM: You still have it, so you are casting it, will post later.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:56, Mon 10 May 2010.

DM
 GM, 703 posts
Mon 10 May 2010
at 20:32
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
It will take some time (a couple of rounds) for the spell to reveal much useful information, so what are the rest of you doing while Glum concentrates?  What is the marching order?  You are in a narrow (3' maybe) hallway.

Tanrov
Talis and Glum - in doorway
?
? - on stairs

[Private to Glum: You do detect a moderate undead aura(s).  But must concentrate to get more information.]
Talis Revain
 player, 190 posts
Tue 11 May 2010
at 18:44
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
Talis will step forward into the room so he can swing his polearm better, and then wait for Glum to speak.

ooc:I thought Cat would be at the tail.
Tanrov
 player, 41 posts
Tue 11 May 2010
at 18:49
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
Tanrov will step a side for Talis to go forward.
Glum
 player, 381 posts
 The world's least dour
 dwarf. Hence the name.
Tue 11 May 2010
at 18:58
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
Glum continues to concentrate
Catessa Fallowfield
 player, 294 posts
 Halfling Nature Priestess
 ...and Friend Garious
Tue 11 May 2010
at 19:13
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
Cat watches the steps and whispers to anyone, "Did you find the child?"
Zer-wedula
 player, 300 posts
Wed 12 May 2010
at 00:34
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
Zer-wedula takes one step beyond the room and waits for Glum, crossbow ready.
DM
 GM, 704 posts
Wed 12 May 2010
at 19:12
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
PM to Glum and Cat

[Private to Glum: There is a ghoul under the near bed, what do you do (I mean in addition to what you say).]

[Private to Catessa Fallowfield: You hear the treads at the landing on the stairs creak, something is behind you.  You look and see a ghoul (adult human female, dressed in nightclothes) 10' behind you.  There is another figure behind her.  What do you do (I mean in addition to what you say).]

While we wait for Glum, Tanrov, Zer and Talis roll initiative (I have already rolled for cat and Glum).

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:46, Wed 12 May 2010.

Catessa Fallowfield
 player, 295 posts
 Halfling Nature Priestess
 ...and Friend Garious
Wed 12 May 2010
at 19:31
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
[Private to GM: Cat yells, "Ghoul!!" while firing off an energy blast.

15:28, Today: Catessa Fallowfield rolled 7 using 2d6. damage.
15:28, Today: Catessa Fallowfield rolled 22 using 1d20+6. attack.
]pm

DM;
Cat yells "Ghoul!!" and fires off a blast.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:59, Wed 12 May 2010.

Glum
 player, 382 posts
 The world's least dour
 dwarf. Hence the name.
Wed 12 May 2010
at 23:51
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
Glum raises his holy symbol and says to the Ghoul under the bed, "Begone foul creature."

[Attempting turning]

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:07, Thu 13 May 2010.

Tanrov
 player, 42 posts
Thu 13 May 2010
at 00:24
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
Tanrov rolled a 6 for initiative
Zer-wedula
 player, 302 posts
Thu 13 May 2010
at 16:24
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
12:23, Today: Zer-wedula rolled 21 using 1d20+1. init.
DM
 GM, 705 posts
Thu 13 May 2010
at 18:47
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
I am placing the dogs outside, to alert you to a ghoul attack from outside.  These ghouls were already in the house.

Round surprise
Glum  turns and the ghoul under the bed screams, 10 damage on Ghoul1.

Catessa Fallowfield  & Garious  alerts the party to the attack from the rear and easily hit's for 7 dam on Ghoul2

Ghoul1, a teen male ghoul in nightclothes, is already inside polearm range, the ghoul reaches out from beneath the bed and tries to dig at Talis with his claws, but doesn't even come close from the pain and shock of Glum's positive energy.

Ghoul2, an adult female ghoul in nightclothes, steps forward 5' and tries to bite Cat, whose blast put her off her momentum and she also misses by a mile or so.

Ghoulx, an adult male ghoul, steps onto the landing behind Ghoul2.  He is dressed in plain but fine clothes, definitely not the clothes of a farmer, a merchant or something middle class maybe.  He sees Zer-wedula and smiles, "My master is looking forward to meeting you.  ATTACK!"  The last is said in a loud voice.

Tactical Situation
Cat is on a narrow stair fighting Ghoul2, with Ghoulx next in line.
Zer-wedula is at the top of the stairs and can look down both the hallway and the stairs.
Glum is in the doorway and can look down the hall or into the bedroom.
Talis is in the bedroom fighting Ghoul1
Tanrov was paying too much attention to the door where the singing was coming from and didn't get a high initiative, he can only look down the hallway.

It is a narrow hall and doorway,
to move through another persons square is treated as obstructed terrain(so x2 movement and no charging).
so for medium size weapons;
-2 handed/bludge or slash may not be used (not enough room to swing)
-2 handed/piercing may only be used in 1 direction and it is a full round action to change directions and take -4 to hit
-1 handed weapons take -4 to hit
-light weapons, no penalty
for small size weapons,
drop the restrictions by 1 level (so no penalty for 1 handed weapons)

            dam      status
Ghoul 1    - 10
Ghoul 2    - 7
Ghoul x    - 0


Everyone (except Tanrov can post for round 1);
<AND DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE AC AND HP(CURRENT/TOTAL)>

This message was last edited by the GM at 00:42, Sun 16 May 2010.

Zer-wedula
 player, 303 posts
Thu 13 May 2010
at 18:53
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
Takes a shot at Ghoulx, "Who is your master?"  His bolt misses.
Talis Revain
 player, 191 posts
Fri 14 May 2010
at 20:36
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
Talis drops polearm and draws his sword, hacking at the ghoul under the bed.
22 to hit, 1d8+4 dam.

DM: hit, ghoul1 destroyed

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:37, Fri 14 May 2010.

Glum
 player, 383 posts
 The world's least dour
 dwarf. Hence the name.
Fri 14 May 2010
at 20:50
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
Seeing Talis take care of the ghoul under the bed, Glum turns around and moves to back up Catessa and Zer-wedula
Catessa Fallowfield
 player, 296 posts
 Halfling Nature Priestess
 ...and Friend Garious
Sat 15 May 2010
at 23:50
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
Cat: AC 18 HP 26
Gar: AC 20 HP 30


The ghoul is a little too close for comfort for an energy blast, so Cat lashes out with her spear. She encourages Gar to attack as well.

19:43, Today: Catessa Fallowfield rolled 7 using 1d6+1. damage.
19:43, Today: Catessa Fallowfield rolled 18 using 1d20+5. attack. ghoul 2
19:48, Today: Catessa Fallowfield rolled 8 using 1d20+1. attack for Gar. A miss, I assune.

DM
 GM, 706 posts
Sun 16 May 2010
at 03:31
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
Round 1
Glum turns around in the narrow hallway and waits to see what will happen as there is no where for him to go.

Zer-wedula shoots and misses.

Catessa Fallowfield  & Garious  attacks Ghoul2 as a team, with Garious missing but setting Cat up for a solid hit (Though she finds her 2 handed spear difficult (-4 to hit) to wield properly on the narrow stairs.  Ghoul2 goes down.

Talis drops his polearm, pulls out his sword and smoothly skewers Ghoul1, 11 damage.

Ghoulx says "I'm surprised you don't know." as he steps forward and attacks with his claws and bite.  His bite almost connects, but Cat and Garious move as one and Cat manages to block the attack (Mounted Combat).  Showing an keen tactical intelligence, he switches to attacking Cat, but hits with only 1 of his claws for 2 dam.
Cat needs a For save dc13 or be paralyzed
At the Attack command...

Ghoul3, a concealed door next to Glum attempts to open and a ghoul  reaches out to try and bite him.  They push and pull on the door until the ghouls, with undead strength pushes it open.  She is a teenage(about 14) girl dressed in nightclothes in a closet.  The closet restricts access from the sides so only someone in Glums square (or in the bedroom through Glum's square) can attack.

Ghoul4, the door next to Tanrov opens and an adult female ghoul in night clothes attempts to bite him through the door, and misses completely.

Ghoul5, a teenage(17) female ghoul drops into the hallway from the attic, trying to claw at Tanrov, but can't get through his armor.

Tactical Situation
Cat is on a narrow stair fighting Ghoulx next in line.
Zer-wedula is at the top of the stairs and can look down both the hallway and the stairs.
Glum is in the doorway and can look down the hall or into the bedroom and is being attack by ghoul3.
Talis is in the bedroom
Tanrov is in the hallway being attacked from the front and side.

It is a narrow hall and doorway,
to move through another persons square is treated as obstructed terrain(so x2 movement and no charging).
so for medium size weapons;
-2 handed/bludge or slash may not be used (not enough room to swing)
-2 handed/piercing may only be used in 1 direction and it is a full round action to change directions
-1 handed weapons take -4 to hit
-light weapons, no penalty
for small size weapons,
drop the restrictions by 1 level (so no penalty for 1 handed weapons)

            dam      status
Ghoul 1    - 21      destroyed
Ghoul 2    - 14      destroyed
Ghoul 3    - 0
Ghoul 4    - 0
Ghoul 5    - 0
Ghoul x    - 0


Z-Zer
G-Glum
C/g-Cat and garious if she is not riding him
T- Talis
R- tanRov
numbers, X- Ghouls
strike- paralyzed
_ - body
# - wall

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Everyone post;
<AND DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE AC AND HP(CURRENT/TOTAL)>

Talis Revain
 player, 192 posts
Sun 16 May 2010
at 03:33
Re: 2.0 Murder in Sandpoint
Talis drops the sword, grabs his polearm and attacks over Glum, but misses.