Scales of War: Beyond the Mottled Tower.   Posted by May.Group: 0
Mittens
 GM, 1635 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 07:58
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
Mits heads over to her sibs and wiggles her fingers at Chillreaver, creating a smiling sun symbol below him.

"You may be interested to know that you are the fourth creature in this lair with the ability to speak Common.  Congratulations!  You're as well-spoken as a fish-man and a pair of pups!"

Chillreaver is livid!  And not just at Mittens either.
Kyle
 player, 1055 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 08:07
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
  Kyle steps in front of the kitty cats to get the 'Man this boss is a letdown' eye into a better position, and toughens up May once more.

  That's it folks.  The show starts when his friends start dishing out the alpha strikes.
Raichel
 player, 527 posts
 Lightning Reflexes
 50,000 volts worth
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 08:15
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
Raichel growls, hints of her burning voice in there. "YOU beg! Spare you or kill you, we will humiliate you. Beg we do not drag your living body for all to see your humiliation!"

Lightning starts zapping off her body at random, her hair rising some from the static electricity mixed in. One of the bolts zaps in front of Chillreaver. She walks in a pace-like manner, as if trying to burn off excess energy.


Minor: Lightning in the Blood
Lightning Daggers v Chillreaver. Crit Fail(20)

Narrator
 player, 665 posts
 For narrating
 and convenience
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 08:29
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
"Insolence!"

Chillreaver has a strong set of lungs, and two sets of vocal cords to go with them.

R O A R ! ! !

Most of the heroes are unaffected by his frightful presence.  For a moment both heads have tweetie birds circling them as a consequence for defying Timothius and attacking, but they shake it off.

"You think your feeble powers can stop my rage?!  Think again!"
Timothius
 GM, 664 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 01:05
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
While his reflex would have been to use sacred flame in hopes of freeing his pal from stunned, Timothius recognizes it will wear off anyway, so he steps forward with the plan he had in mind.

He ducks past an attack in order to get close enough to where Chillreaver feels peace washing over him. "It stopped your rage long enough. Now to demand your tribute."

He pulls out a coin purse and Chillreaver feels naked. "Your blood."

Timothius bursts with holy energy, causing Chillreaver to feel even more naked!


Move: To Chillreaver.
 Chill AoO: 29-2=27 misses!
Standard: Penance of Blood v Chillreaver. Hit(35)!
 Chillreaver is vulnerable 11 all.
 Eyeball: 17 damage
Minor: Solar Enemy
 Chillreaver is vulnerable 22 radiant.

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:45, Thu 07 Jan 2016.

May
 player, 549 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 01:16
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
CRACK! There go a few scales! "If his feeble power stopped you for even one attack, that makes you more feeble than his attack, now doesn't it? Of course your feeble power didn't even scare him or I, much less did your feeble arm hit him."


Appalling Crunch v Chillreaver. Hit(37)!
 dmg: 62
 Eyeball: 17 damage
Minor: Unyielding Avalanche
 Chillreaver will take 1d8 radiant dmg and slowed on his turns if he starts next to May
 May gains +1 AC and saves
 May gains regen 3 when she is bloodied


Chillreaver HP: 825 - 17 - 62 - 17 = 729

This message was last edited by the player at 01:46, Thu 07 Jan 2016.

Mittens
 GM, 1636 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 01:48
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
Mits heads over to Kyle.  An impish little mini-mits appears and whaps him in the face with a pillow that has a great big hand printed on the pillow case.

"Snap out of it, Kyle!"

Imp Mits vanishes.

"That wasn't me!" Mits lies, "I'd never smack a friend."

<.<  >.>


Re-flavoring a utility that says, "you slap your ally back to their senses."

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:54, Thu 07 Jan 2016.

Kyle
 player, 1056 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 02:00
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
  Kyle is a big boy with a positive con modifier, he can take it without crying.  Yes, good job Paragon Tier Hero, keeping a stoic face after being hit with a cartoon pillow.  Sam the Eagle would be proud.

  "Thanks, I know I don't hit as hard as you but every bit helps when we need to shoot two faces." He backs up to be near both catgirls, and gives Chillefty a chin piercing courtesy of a crossbow bolt.   Mittens and Raichel feel the familiar *insert sensation of choice* of Artificer Energy.

  The eye of Anticlimax is so amped up by Timothius's power that it fires off glowing sigils along with it's dissapointed looks.
Mittens
 GM, 1637 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 02:22
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
"Nice comeback, May!  And Timo.  So proud!  Flowers!"

She sprinkles flower pedals on the dragon that poof into fragrant smatterings of pollen on impact.  Chillreaver roars and sneezes, eyes tearing up!

"Hah!  I made him cry!  Hmm.  I think I want to chase the two-head pun line of thinking that Kyle brought up...

"'Yeah, us giants don't trust Chillreaver.  He's two-faced!'"

Mits' words don't bother Chillreaver near as much as Timothius' ability to weaken him, and he inhales deeply.

"Ah.  Here comes the breath weapon.  Chillreaver is twice the windbag as other dragons.  He needs double the mint to freshen his breath."
Raichel
 player, 528 posts
 Lightning Reflexes
 50,000 volts worth
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 02:31
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
Raichel growls out, "See if I care if he breathes on me! I'll get in his FACE!" Another stray bolt, this time hitting Chillreaver and shocking him hard! Only for Raichel to turn into a lightning bolt and CRACK-BOOM! Zaps through Chillreaver only to appear in front of him, eyes wild with anger. "Feel MY anger!"


Free: Lightning Daggers v Chillreaver. Hit(37)!
 dmg: 64+17
Move: To Chillreaver
Standard: Spark Form v Chillreaver. Hit(33)!
 dmg: 71+17

For giggles: Total damage is 169


Chillreaver HP: 566 - 169 = 397

Narrator
 player, 666 posts
 For narrating
 and convenience
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 03:49
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
Chillreaver roars in rage as he spews a blizzard at his enemies!  No damage.  Claw, claw, chomp, chomp!  No damage.

"AAARGGH!"

Flap!  He flies over May and the others, passing MittenBAMF!  Mits thwacks him good with her staff with a flourish that would make Rai proud!

ROAR!  More icy breath!  No damage.

"IMPOSSIBLE!"

Claw, claw, chomp, chomp!  Kyle is barely scratched, and Mits is unharmed in spite of looking like she shoulda been bit in half.  Chillreaver roars in frustration, hovering 15' in the air!
Kyle
 player, 1057 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 03:56
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
The Eyeball Of Thesaurus Entry For Disappointment hovers back to the battle, as Kyle pulls out a packet of powder.

The huge dragon claws at the Artificier it dragged over specifically for Kyle's being the most easy to it target, and barley misses (this is what you get for trying to abuse reach radius).

Because as angry as Chillreaver is, even with two heads worth of anger?  Kyle is far more favored by SPITE.

He pitches hot cinnamon powder into the Dragon's face.  As in the actual confectionery ingredient, same difference in these circumstances really.
Timothius
 GM, 665 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 03:58
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
"I intend to help Raichel keep her word." Timothius says as he walks toward Chillreaver. "So no killing Chillreaver yet. We will drag him back alive and drag him through the streets of Nefelus."

His eyes flash and the dragon gets locked up with radiant chains.


Minor: Peacemakers Pronouncement to extend vulnerability radiant
Standard: Chains of Blazing Light v Chillreaver. Hit(39)!
 Dazed
 Eyeball: 17 dmg
Move: To Chillreaver

May
 player, 550 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 04:05
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
May trots over to the dragon and roars in return! While the dragon manages to resist the pull, he can see a fury in May's eyes like that of a gold dragon! "Your humiliation won't end here, Chillreaver!"


Minor: Fighter's Grit (ignore status effects until end of next turn)
Standard: Come and Get It v Chillreaver. Miss(23)


Chillreaver HP: 191 - 17 - nothing = 174

Raichel
 player, 529 posts
 Lightning Reflexes
 50,000 volts worth
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 04:44
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
Another stray lightning bolt, another miss.

Raichel yells at Chillreaver, "FALL!" and Chillreaver gets blasted into the ceiling!


Save v dazed: 14 success
Free: Lightning Daggers v Chillreaver. Miss(Another roll of 2)
Standard: Thunder Slam v Chillreaver. Hit(31)!
 dmg: 66+17


Chillreaver HP: 174 - 66 - 17 = 99

Mittens
 GM, 1638 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 05:04
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
When Chillreaver realizes that he's going to be super humiliated to the point where his goddess will likely disown him, his jaws drop in horror.

Mits presses a button on her staff and it flips out a giant magical prong.  She then uses the prong to attach the smiling sun magic circle on the floor to make a huge weapon out of it!  The sun starts spinning rapidly, making a buzzsaw sound.  Mits then does an omnislash on the dragon with her makeshift weapon then lands with her back facing it.  Radiant beams shoot from several lines left in his hide, then KABOOM!  He falls to the ground unconscious, totally not cut into pieces.

Mits flips her weapon around and tries to sheath it on her back, but it's too big and she winds up dropping the weapon.

"WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!  We just slew a dragon exarch!  Oh yeah!  Wait....  The ceiling isn't collapsing...."
Kyle
 player, 1058 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 05:20
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
  "Well, that's because the Artifact is in the next room.  It will likely collapse after that is dealt with, as far as I can tell."

  He checks his crossbow, and adds "Oh right, mind control and immobilize powers.  Smashing all the mirrors will disable the thing as much as going to the drastic effort of trying to disarm it directly. So while it sits there, we should likely ensure Ularon and the Crabs are sorted for a quick escape.  If we used the teleport circle, it would be a faster exit than the recall scroll alone and could drag the dragon through with us."
Raichel
 player, 530 posts
 Lightning Reflexes
 50,000 volts worth
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 05:48
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
May claps for the performance. "Where do you even get the ideas for these weapons, Mittens? You can make that weapon exist, right, Kyle?"

Timothius says, "That's Mittens for you. If it involves the silly, she can think it up."

To Kyle's comment, May says, "Draggin' a dragon. Sounds like a plan."

Raichel looks at Kyle. "When we get to the whole seed-grabbing, I can destroy the eastern mirrors, but I am unsure how to get the western ones."

Rai and May get to binding the dragon.
Mittens
 GM, 1639 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 06:06
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
Mits grins proudly, blushing.  "Lotta times you are my inspiration, May.  I think 'em up to try and impress you.  So glad you like my ideas!

"...We defeated a dragon exaaaarch!"


When the group enters the room, no mind control.

A large shimmering white acorn floats on a pedestal high
above. Cold blue-white beams travel from 10 silver mirrors
positioned throughout the chamber to converge on the seed.


A harsh female voice, which leaves an echo reminiscent of tinkling glass, calls out.  "My former master has been defeated.  I am disappointed in Chillreaver.  You all are much more powerful.  So I am tasking you with taking me to the Winter Court of the Feywild.  I have chosen the one called Kyle to be the one who will carry me."

Mits head-tilts.  "Well this is a tad surprising."
Kyle
 player, 1059 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 06:12
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
  "I'm still in jaded buisiness mode no the job, so I'll likely have more of a reaction once everything is sorter."

  He looks over to May, and sighs.  "Unfortunately, I think I can only make one that looks like it.  Mittens quality explosions would require waving Mittens on a pole."

  Uuuugh, of course the Seed of Winter had to be a literal Seed.  Once again reminding us all of the true Evil, Nature.

  "This is surprising, yes."  Why couldn't they be asking them to go visit the Prince Of Hearts instead? Their gnome bakers make the best cookies.  "We may be inclined to such a task, though we have other obligations to sort out first and foremost."
Timothius
 GM, 666 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 06:23
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
Raichel goes to high-five Mittens with a smile on her face. Her feral mode gone, looks like Rai is in a good mood now that evil is stomped and all that remains is taking everything home.

May says, "Awww... Well... looks like is still good!" She heads off with Rai to collect the Apparatuses of Kwalish. She will yoink Kyle along if he agrees, so that all three can be gotten in one trip.

May and Raichel are each parking an Apparatus of Kwalish in the room where the ritual will be performed.

Timothius points out, "Since the seed isn't attacking us, let's take these mirrors too. I'm sure Nefelus will be happy to have them back." He begins gathering the mirrors.

Timothius could take a couple guesses on why the seed chose Kyle, but why guess when he can ask? "Why Kyle in particular?" he asks out of curiosity.


Passive Insight is 31. Rolled turned out to be sticky dice 29 twice.
Mittens
 GM, 1640 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 06:33
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
The Seed answers, "Because he is the only one among you who can use all my powers."

Mits huhs.  "Being a May weapon would be an honor!  But very dizzying, I would imagine.  My head would spin from the first time she pulled me out that lightning fast way she does.  If not for that, I could see wanting to be wielded by the one most suited to make use of my power.  I have an idea!  We could return home in styyyle!  Hey Seed!  Can you make a wind blow in a direction Kyle chooses?"

"With my mirrors, yes."

Mittens grins and suggests re-shaping the seed chamber into a sail-boat.  And keel-hauling the dragon to boot.

Regardless of how, the group gets everything safely back to Nefelus!  People are gawking and cheering at the return of the victorious heroes!
Kyle
 player, 1060 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 06:45
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
  "Sounds oddly practical.  Can you strike someone two hundred and fifty feet away?" Probably not, Kyle. It's only a paragon Tier artifact.

  Dramatic snowflakes and pretty hair in the wind probably do not stand out nearly as much as humiliated exarch surrounded by crab robots.

  "How are you feeling, Ularaon?  You may be back, but you have been through much."
Raichel
 player, 531 posts
 Lightning Reflexes
 50,000 volts worth
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 07:02
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
May is sure to ride on top of the glacier so as to wave a flag and let the Nefelese know the heroes are coming and victorious. She thrusts her fist in the air, letting out a primal yell. "YEAAAAH! EXARCH OF TIAMAT DEFEATED!" flag-wave, rinse, repeat.

Timothius is there for Uarion as well and assures him that the seed has been retrieved and Chillreaver captured. He is sure to use his sizable CHA and WIS combo to say the right thing or be quiet as is appropriate.

Raichel meditates. Once the group arrives at Nefelus, Raichel keeps to her promise and wakes the dragon so it can see itself being dragged amidst the people it sought to oppress. At the top of her lungs, she yells "We caught the exarch ALIVE! All of you will have your chance to get a hit off this oppressor! And the families of the scouts will have their chance to judge him directly!" With its jaws bound shut and heads bound together, there is nothing the dragon can do but suffer through its humiliation.

Raichel has not forgotten about the Behir, but his punishment will come later.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:02, Thu 07 Jan 2016.

Mittens
 GM, 1641 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2016
at 07:13
Re: Scales of War: The Temple Between pt.2
With the defeat of Chillreaver and the destruction of his
iceberg lair, the weather begins to warm. As you approach
the island nation, the icy ring has already begun to crack
and break into swiftly melting floes of ice.


The Seed did not approve of releasing Ularaon from mind control, throwing a little hissy fit about how the weak are meant to serve the strong blah blah blah.  Ularaon is of course very happy to be released from mind control, thankful, and apologetic.

"I really appreciate that you don't hold it against me that I was unable to resist the mind control and wound up being used to attack you.  What a horrible experience that was."

"No worries.  We've encountered the like before." Mits assures.

Even bound, no one has the courage to walk up to Chillreaver much less punch him.  The people are happy to cheer from a distance.

After the PCs dock their vessel, they are taken back
to the Great Library to meet once again with Amyria
and Bejam.