Chapter one: Premonitions.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Narrator
 GM, 13 posts
Wed 14 Sep 2011
at 05:27
Chapter one: Premonitions
The world is changed.  I feel it in the water.  I feel it in the earth.  I smell it in the air.  Time nears the end.  We stand on the very brink of the unknown, and soon... nothing will be the same.

Several centuries ago, huge airships ascended into the sky and several colonies were established on the moon, civilization's crowning achievement.  Over time, loyalty to the kingdoms of our world waned and the moon colonies became independent nations.  These nations united under one banner and an empire emerged.

A massive project to reduce the cost of launching trade airships back to our world resulted in a city sized double-sided ramp curving up from the surface and pointed at the land below.  Over time, "The Knife" grew as generations of shipping companies added to it to reduce costs more and more.  Today, it is about the size of a country and casts enough of a shadow that it can be used as a global sundial at night.

Rumors abound about the tranquil paradise that is the Moon Empire Celestia.  Long life, extended youth, perpetual luxury, no crime or strife, and so on.  What is known is that it is very wealthy and very hard for outsiders to enter.  Also that it is barren and anything living up there is borrowed from down here.

So why have the ships stopped flying?  Why has there been no word from Celestia?  Its as though the world is holding it's breath.  But for what?  The stars themselves seem to be hiding some terrible truth about to be made known.

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Narrator
 GM, 14 posts
Wed 14 Sep 2011
at 19:24
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
Heart Forest - a vast wood sacred to the Elves and many other races.  Only a few decades ago, war threatened to defile this mystical place, maybe destroy it entirely, but King Josef Pish of the nearby human Kingdom of Veyer was able to defend the land and is now the official protector of the forest.

You all have traveled to this woods for various reasons, perhaps an assassin is meeting a secret contact here, perhaps an invoker child just wandered this way, perhaps a warden is here on summons for the spirits of the woods itself.  Your reasons are your own, and you likely traveled alone.

Suddenly, the sound of a woman's scream pierces the tranquility of the forest!  You rush to see what may be amiss!  At a clearing in the trees is a horrific sight!  Three hobgoblins are cheering as three wolves are tearing a teenage human girl to pieces!



Roll initiatives!
3 gray wolves (level 2 skirmisher)
2 hobgoblin archers (level 3 artillery)
1 hobgoblin warcaster (level 3 controller)
https://docs.google.com/spread...MWdZN1E&hl=en_US

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:47, Thu 15 Sept 2011.

Alexis
 player, 1 post
 Prophisied Nature Girl
 Freckly Redhead
Thu 15 Sep 2011
at 02:04
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
Alexis hurries to the scene and sees the horror. Her eyes burn with rage and her anger runs deep in the roots of the nearby plantlife. This area of the forest is alive with Alexis' fury!


Initiatives:

Enemies: 13 + 7(Hob archer) = 20
Enemies: 13 + 5(warcaster) = 18
Enemies: 13 + 5(wolves) = 18
Mialee: 15 + 2 = 17
Alexis: 5 + 1 = 6

I don't know if I will get a surprise round, so rolled stealth checks on Alexis and Mialee in hopes of pulling it off. Rolled an 8 and a 5. Highly doubt Alexis pulled it off (I don't know what her stealth skill is as I don't have access to her character sheet on this computer)

Mialee
 player, 1 post
 Your humble servant
 I ask for your wisdom
Thu 15 Sep 2011
at 02:05
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
Mialee arrives and, while she is not filled with anger like Alexis, she is nonetheless horrified and prepares to call on her companion spirit.


Not able to take turn yet.
Trinity
 GM, 6 posts
 The LOCKness
 InVoKeR
Thu 15 Sep 2011
at 12:30
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
Resting under a tall oak, a young girl is awoken by the sound of a piercing scream, startled at first visions of elves and fairy's leave her head from the vivid wonderful dream that she was having. She slowly looks to the east to see try to catch a glimpse of the source of the sound. She struggled and strained to see what was a head of her but she was having no such luck and putting it all together. She slowly begins to pick herself off the ground and gathered her things.

As she was reaching for her staff, dark visions fill her head, visions of death and destruction. She could see a woman standing before a creature of the night, readied to attack and slay her. A few other dark energies loomed by but was just a mask of black shade. She opened her eyes and quickly grabbed her staff. Something was up and she had to find out what was going on. She quickly sets off towards the direction of the scream.

The young girl approaches a clearing and sees a horrific show, a young human girl being chomped on by some wolves. Anger fills her heart, she moves behind a thick tree and waits, taking in her surroundings, she watches.

08:26, Today: Trinity rolled 20 using 1d20. initiative. +0 mod

<OOC> "RAWR!"

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Hobgoblin Archers
Thu 15 Sep 2011
at 22:24
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
One of the archers spots Alexis and fires an arrow at her!  The arrow is deflected by a tree limb!  The next fires another arrow, and the exact same thing happens!  Coincidence?  Perhaps.



Archer 1 move from f4 to i4.  Longbow vs Alexis.  Rolled a 4.  Archer 2 longbow vs Alexis, Rolled a 4!

https://docs.google.com/spread...MWdZN1E&hl=en_US

Next up: Trinity!

Rawr indeed.  I need everyone to post up their character sheets.  Or at least your defenses & hp.  Would help if you put your hp in the map too.

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Trinity
 GM, 7 posts
 The LOCKness
 InVoKeR
Fri 16 Sep 2011
at 02:50
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
The young girl peeks her head out from behind the tree, up ahead she can see combat taking place in the clearing. Nothing like a little blood in the morning. She smiles and chants under her breath. Deeply meditating and getting ready for the upcoming encounter she closes here eyes and prays to the raven queen, seeking guidance, and the ability to smite down her enemies. Not knowing what she was getting into or even if these people she would be soon be fighting with would be useful, she closed her eyes bowed her head and got ready for the the fight.

After a moment,

The young girl came running out from behind the tree, hands up in the air. She stops a few clicks away from the battle, she closes her eyes and calls forth the power of the raven queen. She went into a trance-like energy surged through her veins. She could feel the power she pointed her finger at one of the wolves

"By the mighty power of the queen, I compel you!!"

09:15, Today: Trinity rolled 5 using 1d20. Divine Bolts. + 5 - MISS wolf(7h)
09:17, Today: Trinity rolled 12 using 1d20. Divine Bolts(2) +5 reflex = 17 total wolf (I6)
09:15, Today: Trinity rolled 5 using 1d20. Divine Bolts. +5 = 10 dmg @ wolf (i6)

This message was last edited by the GM at 13:24, Fri 16 Sept 2011.

Warcaster
Sat 17 Sep 2011
at 01:51
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
"Intruders!" the Warcaster exclaims, "Let none survive!"

He steps forward and blasts Alexis and Trinity!  The two girls get blown back and knocked down!


Move from h4 to h8.  Force Pulse vs reflex.  Alexis: 21 hits!  Trinity: 14 probably hits.  Still need character sheet posted.  2d8+4=12 damage. Push 1 square and knock prone

Alexis HP: 30-12 = 18 & PRONE
Trinity HP: 27-12 = 15 & PRONE

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Gray Wolves
Sat 17 Sep 2011
at 02:04
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
Two wolves then savage Alexis while the third goes after Trinity!



Wolf1 charge from g6 (jeezigz!) to f12 v alexis: 25 hits! 2d6+2=12 damage
Wolf2 charge from h7 (jeezigz!) to g12 v alexis: 11 misses!
Wolf3 charge from i6 (jeezigz!) to i13 v trinity: 9 misses! (still need a char sheet)


Alexis HP: 18-12=6 & PRONE & Bloodied.
Mialee
 player, 2 posts
 Your humble servant
 I ask for your wisdom
Sat 17 Sep 2011
at 03:22
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
Mialee sees others in danger and sees Alexis being ravaged. She makes haste. A wolf spirit materialized next to Trinity and howls. Trinity feels slightly better. Meanwhile, a spiritual dryad seems to descend on Alexis, causing the redhead's wounds to close some before the dryad vanishes.

The faintest appearance of a bear shape made of lightning materializes around Alexis and the others, the wolf in front of her getting hit by the rolling thunder. Mialee says nothing, but her actions speak for her. It is ON!


(Minor: Call Spirit Companion at I14)
(Minor: Healing Spirit on Alexis. D6 heal on Trinity.)
 Alexis healed for: 7+4 = 11
 Trinity healed for: 2
(Standard: Thunder Bear's Warding v Wolf 1. Miss(10), Miss(6), Hit(23)!)
 dmg: 9
 Alexis gains 3 temp HP
 Everyone gains resist 3 until the end of Mialee's next turn.

Discussed Hero Points with Chris. This is a great example of how important they are. Alexis is our defender and she's almost dead before even getting to act. Thunder Bear's Warding is meant to help with preventing further ouch. But it needs to hit. Missed. Used Elven Accuracy, missed worse. Use hero point, hit.

Alexis HP: 6 + 11 = 17
Trinity HP: 15 + 2 = 17
Wolf 1 HP: 38 - 9 = 29

Alexis
 player, 2 posts
 Prophisied Nature Girl
 Freckly Redhead
Sat 17 Sep 2011
at 03:38
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
Alexis ravages one of the wolves right back as she pulls out her longsword and starts slicing the wolf wildly like she herself was a rabid wolf. "Let none survive?! IF YOU INSIST!" she yells with blood-curdling anger in her voice.


(Free: Nature's Wrath.)
 Marked Wolf 1 and 2
(Move: Stand from prone.)
(Standard: Wildblood Frenzy v Wolf 1. Hit(16)! Miss(12), Miss(8), Hit(19)!)
 dmg: 12 + 8 = 20

Wolf 1 HP: 29 - 20 = 9

Cylar
 GM, 9 posts
 Drow Assassin Level 1
 Quiet and Reserved
Mon 19 Sep 2011
at 16:45
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
He had simply been wandering around the woods, looking for something of value to sell off to make a quick gold or two when he had heard the scream, he carefully headed in that direction, making sure to stay out of sight of whatever may been causing trouble.

As he approached the clearing, he could see two archers and he realized that they had no idea he was there, which worked to his advantage, considering his skills.  Stepping forward, shadows began to seep out from his body slowly until what looked like a zone of complete darkness seemed to shroud the area so thick that it seemed like nothing could be seen inside.

Suddenly, a pair of arms appear from the zone with a garrote in hand, aiming to snatch up the little goblin.

WHY COULDN'T HAVE HAD ROLLS LIKE THIS LAST NIGHT?!!

Move: J1 - J3
Minor: Cloud of Darkness at J2 (got okay from Chris for this post)
Standard: Garrote Strangle (+8 vs. Reflex; roll of 15; total 23 is hit)

I hates the dice roller on Rpol, so I use real dice.

Damage: 2d4 (4+2) plus Dex Mod Damage (+5) Adding Attack Finesse Damage.  1d8 (1) Total 12.

The target is grabbed, cannot speak and takes a -2 penalty to attack rolls against me.

Lana Shihoin
 player, 1 post
 Dark Pact Warlock Level 1
 Shy, but Sweet
Mon 19 Sep 2011
at 16:54
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
She was heading for a town to pick up a new book, having finished hers already.  She did so enjoy the well written stories of her favorite author and she was very much looking forward to reading the next book she would acquire.  The scream brought her out of her trance and she realized that she had almost walked into the middle of a battlefield.  Seeing the wolves tearing the girl up was rather frightening at first, but she couldn't allow it to continue either.

Stepping out from around the corner, she noticed the cloud of pure shadows with arms poking out, appearing to be strangling one of the archers.

I cannot allow what you are doing to continue, evil goblins.  I curse you both.

Move: O6-N4
Minor: Warlock's Curse on Archer 2
Standard: Spiteful Glamor on Archer 1: (+5 vs. Will; Roll of 10; total 15 is hit)

Damage: 1d12 since the target is at full HP (Rolled a friggin 2, like I figured...; 7 damage total.)

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Hobgoblin Archers
Tue 20 Sep 2011
at 05:18
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
"What the hells?!" the first archer gasps at the horrific sight of disembodied arms in a dark cloud strangling his ally, "ARG!"

Glamorized by a woman warlock!  There's little worse.  Like, maybe, being strangled by disembodied arms in a dark cloud.

"We're surrounded, boss!"

He fires an arrow at Lana that whizzes past her face!

"GACK!" the second archer chokes as it's struggles against the disembodied arms strangling it!

With a tremendous lurch, it breaks free, tumbles forward, spins around, and fires into the dark cloud of strangling arms!


Archer 1 shift to h5
01:13, Today: Narrator rolled 12 using 1d20+9. archer 1 v lana AC. MISS!
01:04, Today: Narrator rolled 23 using 1d20+5. Archer athletics to escape grab. SUCCESS!  Shifts to j5 as part of the escape action
01:16, Today: Narrator rolled 13 using 1d20+2. archer 2 v Cylar with -5 and -2 penalty. MISS!

Next turn: Trinity!

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Trinity
 GM, 15 posts
 The LOCKness
 InVoKeR
Wed 21 Sep 2011
at 15:14
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
Trinity slams her fists to the ground, a little pissed off that her attacked just missed and she was knock to the ground. Trinity pushes herself off the ground and turns her attention to the wolf in front of her.

She then curses something under her breath

Trinity then closes her eyes and meditates for a moment calling upon the power of the raven queen feeling the power surge through here veins.

"You shall pay for your insolence mutt"


Move: Stands up from prone
Standard Action: Roll Crit (20), Dmg 1d6 + 5 = 11 max to Wolf(I13)
Effect: Target wolf(i13) takes -1 penalty to all defenses until my next turn


occ: BUAHHAHAHAH FUCKheads! eat my locked shorts!!
Warcaster
Wed 21 Sep 2011
at 16:29
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
"This one is an agent of the woods too!" the Warcaster surmizes as he rushes Mialee, his staff crackling with lightning.

He smacks her upside the head with his electric staff, leaving her seeing stars!



move to c8
12:20, Today: Narrator rolled 18 using 1d20+8. Warcaster Shock Staff v Mialee AC.
12:21, Today: Narrator rolled 10 using 2d10+4. Shock Staff damage.

and the target is dazed until the end of the hobgoblin warcaster’s next turn. (recharge on 4,5, or 6)

Mialee HP: 28-10=18 and DAZED

Epik crit there, Dre!

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Wolves
Wed 21 Sep 2011
at 22:14
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
The wolf Alexis sliced yelps in pain then retaliates with a bite to her hand!  The second wolf gets a mouth full of Alexis' hide armor!  The third wolf gets a mouth full of Trinity's chain armor!  Assuming she's wearing chain armor.



17:50, Today: Narrator rolled 18 using 1d20+7. Wolf 1 v Alexis. HIT!
17:53, Today: Narrator rolled 8 using 1d6+2.
17:55, Today: Narrator rolled 15 using 1d20+7. Wolf 2 v Alexis. MISS!
17:57, Today: Narrator rolled 13 using 1d20+7. Wolf 3 v Trinity. MISS!

Alexis HP: 17+3thp-8=12 & Bloodied.

STILL don't have Trinity's character sheet, much less defenses.

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Mialee
 player, 4 posts
 Your humble servant
 I ask for your wisdom
Tue 27 Sep 2011
at 23:04
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
The young girl squeaks when hit and waves a hand at Alexis. The spirit next to Trinity heals her a little. Mialee yells out, "Group up!" as she hops back from the warcaster and runs over to be behind Alexis.


(Minor: Healing Spirit on Alexis. Trinity gains 2hp for being next to spirit)
(Move: Shift away from Warcaster. B9 to C10)
(Move: To be behind Alexis. C10 to G14)
 Disclaimer: Despite RP saying she ran, this move was NOT a run.

Much as I wanted to use a standard, sometimes positioning is best.


.......................nevermind. Dazed. Well I'm not giving up healing people and that was her second surge. So she is now useless as a healer. She's dead. Moving on.


Alexis HP: 12 + 11 = 23
Trinity HP: 17 + 2 = 19

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Alexis
 player, 3 posts
 Prophisied Nature Girl
 Freckly Redhead
Tue 27 Sep 2011
at 23:33
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
Alexis scoots over a bit and fires a vine of thorns at the wolf that's in front of Trinity! The wolf dodges, but Alexis says, "Grouping up sounds good. Thanks for the heals."

She doesn't know what to make of creepy-arms dark cloud, but she's grateful whoever (or whatever) it is is helping. She'll save thank-yous for if she survives, of course.


(Move: Shift from F13 to G13)
(Standard: Thorn Strike v Wolf3. Miss(13))
 Owl: I keep rolling low so much, I'm on a ROLL! A-hahaha!
(Free: Nature’s Wrath, mark Wolf 1 and 2)
(ACTION POINT!)
(Standard: Second Wind!)


Alexis HP: 23 + 7 = 30 and +2 all defenses

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Cylar
 GM, 10 posts
 Drow Assassin Level 1
 Quiet and Reserved
Sat 1 Oct 2011
at 14:47
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
Having escaped as all the NPC monsters do when they are grabbed for more than 2 seconds, the ominous hands seep back into the dark cloud and for a moment, nothing appears to be happening before a Drow appears with a longsword, plunging it into the enemy with a grin before slipping back into the darkness again.

Free Action: Quick Swap.  See character description.  Putting away Garrote and pulling out longsword.

Standard: Quick Lunge.  Shift forward to J4 to attack.  Shift back to J3 after attack.

Attack Roll:  Roll of 18 + 8 bonus versus AC Hit!

Damage Roll: 1W+dex mod(14 damage) + Attack Finesse(6) + Encounter Power: Assassin's Strike (8) Total 28 Damage.

Archer 2 HP: -1/39

Stealth Roll: Roll of 15+14=29

The Cloud of Darkness has now dispersed.

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Lana Shihoin
 player, 2 posts
 Dark Pact Warlock Level 1
 Shy, but Sweet
Sat 1 Oct 2011
at 17:16
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
Moving about the trees, she can see across the clearing to see another of the enemies and it looked like it was attacking someone that she couldn't really see because of some trees.  She couldn't allow the goblin to continue what he was doing, lest he hurt anyone else.

Minor Action:  Curse Goblin Warcaster, since he is the only enemy I can see.

Attack Roll: Spiteful Glamor.  +5 vs. Will.  Roll of 11 makes total 16 a hit.

Damage roll: Roll of 10+5 for Cha Mod.  Roll of 4 on Warlocks Curse Damage.  19 damage total.

Hobgoblin Archers
Sun 2 Oct 2011
at 05:30
Re: Chapter one: Premonitions
"Arglebargle!" Cylar's target gurgle-screams like a Terran Marine who just got impaled by a hydralysk!

"Th-the thing!" the other one panics, "The thing in the cloud!  It killed Kenny!"

He fires an arrow into Cylar's chest and backs away toward the wolves.


Longbow vs Cylar 14+9 hits!  damage 4 + 4 = 8
Move to i10


Cylar HP: 24-8=16

(( Holy cow, 28 damage!  On a non-crit!  Ouch, Cylar! ))

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:31, Sun 02 Oct 2011.