Scales of War: Beyond the Mottled Tower.   Posted by May.Group: 0
May
 player, 545 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 06:06
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
Timothius is smiling serenely. "I want one..."

May nodnods. "BETTER than a Telicanthus Stained Glass window.... well OK, it's AS cool, but has a different allure to it."

Raichel mews. "A shame Telicanthus had to be evil. Like Timothius, I sure hoped he was an honest-to-goodness exception to the Githyanki."

May shrugs. "He isn't the only artisan in the world with his skill level. And he isn't the only Githyanki in all the planes. Somewhere out there, there is an exception to the rule. I just know it."

Raichel and Timothius smile at May and say in unison. "Thanks, May." then look at each other and giggle.

May takes off her armor, pulls out her bag of holding and dumps a pile of coin onto the floor. She lays her weapons around her coin pile in a circle, then curls up and lays on the coin pile. What? She wanted to try the "pile of gold for a bed" thing at least once. Its in her heritage.

Rai and Tim hug Kyle's sides goodnight and then do the same for May, then Mittens before dragging her off for a three-way cuddle.
Mittens
 GM, 1630 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 06:23
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
The group wakes to fresh hotcakes Mits cooked over a skillet heated with prestidigitation.

And while she is at it she sings,

"It's a beautiful day outside.
birds are singing, flowers are blooming...
on days like these, dragons like you....

Should be burning in hell."

Kyle
 player, 1050 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 06:29
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
  "It really is a bad time to be a Dragon, when we are around isn't it?" The party is racking up quite the bodycount when it comes to Dragons.  From undead, to mount, to singular or pairs.  Multiheaded is a new one though, few 'solo' Dragons under their belt yet
May
 player, 546 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 06:34
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
Raichel and Timothius pur in anticipation before they eat. Tim sings along with Mittens while the twins hug her sides.

May says, "Well... an EVIL dragon, anyway."

May noms. "Yum! Thanks for cookin', Mitts!"

The twin kittens and the half kobold/dragon weredrake have fun chatting at the table about how neat this place is, the yummy levels of the foods they have eaten, and what kind of meal they should celebrate with once they return to Nefelus.
Mittens
 GM, 1631 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 06:49
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
"You're welcome!  Couldn't help but make a tree sap themed dish."

She chuckles to herself and conjures a puppet that looks like her mom.

"'Oh my goodness, oh my gosh!  Mittens!  You cooked!  I'm so proud of you!'

"You should try my iced dragon flambe.

"But yeah!  Some deva cuisine will be interesting to try out."

Kyle
 player, 1051 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 06:58
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
  In hindsight, Kyle completely forgot to loot Telicanthus's tea collection.

  "Thank you, Mittens.  I'm sure a less reasonable sort would be grumbling about focusing on the fight ahead.  But I know we can all enjoy breakfast and consider our immediate future at the same time."
Timothius
 GM, 661 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 04:46
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
Timothius says, "What's to consider? We plan as we fight. That's how it always goes."

He mews longingly at the image of his mom.

Raichel says, "Well... we should at least plan how best to encourage the gargoyles to direct their ice tomb attack. I would be fine once since I could teleport out of it. But I wouldn't want you trapped in it, bro. And maybe our best bet is damage prevention."

May says, "I would be fine too. So basically, let me take point and buff me as much as possible, and hope none of them can get past me. In case they do, let's be sure the rest of you aren't far behind me. That way, those who get past me and use their ability, Raichel can turn into a lightning bolt and zap THROUGH them, forcing them to let go."

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Mittens
 GM, 1632 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 04:58
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
Mommy puppet becomes Mommy plushie and is handed over to Timo for cuddles.

"Sounds good to me.  By the way I got a good bit more powerful while we were resting.  I'm expecting to rip through these things like paper."

When the PCs arrive here from the ice bridge, read:
This room sits in stark contrast to everything you’ve seen
before in the iceberg complex. Here, it appears that the room
has been intricately carved from the ice; no snow, rough
patches, or uneven grades mar the smooth walls, floors, and
ceiling of this chamber.

Perfectly round ice columns frame a large-based
platform at the far end. On top of the platform are two
massive ice gargoyle statues. To either side of this platform
sit smaller ones with smaller ice gargoyles. There is no
visible exit from this room except where you entered.


<Primordial>"Ber-blah!"<Primordial>

Two of the gargoyles spring to life!

<Primordial>"Intruders!  Destroy them!"<Primordial>

"Wow.  Primordial.  I know this language!  I'll see if they'll be willing to chat."

<Primordial>"Good morning!  Erm, Afternoon... I think.  Great.  Going to have messed up sleep schedule now, aren't I?  Anyway!  Heroes of the Elsir Vale here!  Surrender or be defeated and humiliated!"<Primordial>

<Primordial>"I kill you!"<Primordial>

"Hmm.  Sounds like they're just interested in killing us.  Oh well."
Kyle
 player, 1052 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 05:01
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
  "Hardly surprising, and yet all the more disappointing after meeting enemies who can take a hint."

  Yes, fire is definitely going to be called for today. For once.  Surprisingly little is actually vulnerable to fire in this universe, even when it's ice themed.
Narrator
 player, 659 posts
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Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 05:03
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
The enemy closes some distance, flying rather fast!
Kyle
 player, 1053 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 05:09
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
  For the first time in several levels, Kyle fires off his Magic Weapon attack from a position that could buffs the entire party.

  It misses the gargoyl-oh wait no it hits a reaver in the back of the room right in the face, taking a chunk of icy jaw with it.
Narrator
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Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 05:13
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
One of the bigger ones draws closer.

<Primordial>"I freeze them with my gaze!"<Primordial>

Mits translates then taunts them.  <Primordial>"Correction.  'I will freeze them with my gaze!'"<Primordial>

<Primordial>"Kill grammar teacher!"<Primordial>

<Primordial>"D-  'Kill the grammar teacher.'"<Primordial>

<Primordial>"AAARRGGH!"<Primordial>
Raichel
 player, 525 posts
 Lightning Reflexes
 50,000 volts worth
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 05:32
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
Raichel holds up a scythe and gets a red glow about her before casting the scythe aside and trotting a little ways forward. Lightning arcs from her to the enemies and bounces to every single one of them, looking to hurt all of them a LOT! "Primordial? What about common? Does evil just refuse to talk to the common folk after a certain level of power? Omigosh I just hit ALL of them!"


Minor: Blood Fury Scythe
Free: Drop Blood Fury Scythe
Move: To be within 10 squares
Standard: Furious Bolts v Reaver1,2, Gargoyle1,2,3,4. Hit(30)! Hit(31)! Hit(37)! Hit(38)! Hit(26)! Hit(28)!
 dmg to Reaver 1: 24
 dmg to everyone else: 24
 Rai gains a +6 to her first attack next turn.


Reaver 1 HP: 116 - 29 = 87
Reaver 2 HP: 94 - 29 = 65
Gargoyle 1 HP: 96 - 29 = 67
Gargoyle 2 HP: 96 - 29 = 67
Gargoyle 3 HP: 96 - 29 = 67
Gargoyle 4 HP: 96 - 29 = 67

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Narrator
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Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 05:35
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
Another approaches.

<Primordial>"Them just out of range of charge.  I wait here.  Charge when them get closer."<Primordial>

Mits translates.  "I don't know if these guys could hold two languages in their frozen brains."
May
 player, 547 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 05:44
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
May says, "They even yell their tactics out loud so we know what to avoid." Sure, the PCs have done that too, but never in such an obvious way as to tip off the enemy on what was going to happen. THUNK! An arrow lands true in one of the gargoyles.


Maysic Ranged Attack v Gargoyle 1. Hit(40)!
 dmg: 20


Gargoyle 1 HP: 67 - 20 = 47

Timothius
 GM, 662 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 05:50
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
Timothius says, "Then let them come to us. This position is more defensible."

He then walks forward and gives one of the gargoyles the glare of a lifetime. The gargoyle looks genuinely scared.


Break the Spirit v Gargoyle 3. Hit(34)!
 dmg: 19


Gargoyle 3 HP: 67 - 19 = 48

Narrator
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Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 06:08
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
<Primordial>"They fell for plan!"<Primordial>

Six gargoyles charge May!  Two hit.  None hurt.

<Primordial>"WHAT?!  It no die!!!"<Primordial>

Mits just laughs.  "I'm sure you don't need me to tell you they're shocked you're unharmed."

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Mittens
 GM, 1633 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 06:21
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
<Primordial>"You fell for our trap, fools!"<Primordial>

Mits heads forward, stomps a glowie magic circle, then pops a huge party popper at the enemy!  http://rheathierstein.com/wp-c...2-e1309038949928.png  Two drop, and all but one look ready to collapse!

"See?  Like shredded paper.  Thanks for softening them up for me, tho."

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Kyle
 player, 1054 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 06:27
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
  Encounters like this are when Kyle's player has zero problems being Standard Leader Damage.

  He tosses a pacification dust at the not immediately doomed Gargoyle, half out of likely not being able to finish it off himself, half out of cruel spite.  Whooo Unaligned!
Narrator
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Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 06:30
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
"AAAH!"

With no other options left, the last remaining viable opponent flies over to the illusory wall hiding the entrance to the Seed Chamber.

Illusory Sliding Wall: To the east, a wall has
been masked by an illusion. A character adjacent to
the wall who succeeds on a DC 15 passive Perception check notices that something is unusual about
the wall. Another DC 25 Perception check or DC 25
Arcana check pierces the illusion and reveals an intricate inscription in Draconic upon the wall.
The inscription reads,
“Pass through this portal and enter the presence of
Chillreaver, master of Icehome, greatest among the Dark
Queen’s frozen children. Prepare for supplication in the
proper manner, and you can enter his fearsome domain
and receive his cold gift.”


It kneels at the wall/door, and it slides open!

The gargoyle screams at the top of it's lungs, <Primordial>"MASTER!  VERY STRONG INTRUDERS!  ME LAST ONE LEFT!"<Primordial>

The low, reverberating rumble of a huge dragon can be heard echoing off the walls beyond.
Raichel
 player, 526 posts
 Lightning Reflexes
 50,000 volts worth
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 06:47
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
Raichel says, "That was annoying... now we can't rest up the powers we just used."

On that note, she uses an at-will on the reaver. It shoots lightning out of every hole and its eye sockets before smoking and dropping.

She then turns feral, her eyes looking wild and her fur getting scruffy.



Lightning Strike v Reaver 1. CRIT(45)!
 dmg: 72
Minor: Razorclaw Shifting


Reaver 1 HP: 11 - 72 = Judged

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Mittens
 GM, 1634 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 06:52
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
Pop pop pop pop pop!  Mittens' confetti finishes off the last of the enemy.
Narrator
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Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 07:07
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
"Quick!" Mits whispers, "Timothius.  Tell some convincing lie about how we're not ready for the dragon to lure it to..."

ROAR!!!  Chillreaver flies to the entrance he completely fills and approaches the heroes!

"FOOLS!  You trespass on Icehome, domain of Chillreaver, greatest among the Dark Queen’s frozen children!  Beg for a swift death!"

Mits swallows a laugh. "Nevermind."
May
 player, 548 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 07:26
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
May says, "Funny thing is, if you were a normal baby white dragon, you'd be saying the exact same thing." She trots up to meet Chillreaver and tumbles past his attacks to uppercut him in one of his two jaws! WHACK!

She grins at him with a wicked grin and draconic eyes.


Move: Towards Chillreaver
Minor: Shift 2 to complete the movement
 Provokes AoO. Miss(25)
Standard: Villain's Menace v Chillreaver. Hit(36)!
 dmg: 19


Chillreaver HP: 845 - 19 = 826

Timothius
 GM, 663 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 07:45
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
Timothius says, "We are deific servants also, Chillreaver. What kind of "fool" do you think slaughters your whole army with the soul purpose of hunting you down?"

When Chillreaver's eyes lock with Tim's, he feels his muscles weaken and feels the weight of consequence coming, should he continue to fight.


ACTION POINT! All non-damage attacks gain +4 to attack rolls
Standard: Pacify v Chillreaver. Hit(30)! (thanks Kyle!)
 If Chillreaver hits or misses with an attack, he is stunned until end of his next turn.
Standard: Iron to Glass v Chillreaver (31)!
 -4 to melee dmg until end of encounter
 Whenever Chillreaver hits with melee attack, penalty worsens by 2 to a max of -10.