Scales of War: Throne of the Stone-Skinned King.   Posted by Mittens.Group: 0
May
 player, 637 posts
Wed 2 Mar 2016
at 04:40
Scales of War: Throne of the Stone-Skinned King
May drinks a flight potion and presses her nose like it was a button, activating jet packs on her back to thrust her through the air at super speeds! "MAAaaaaayyyy!" yes, she finally used her name as a battle cry. Also, once in the enemy's face, she roars that draconic roar before whacking all three!


Minor: Fly potions!
Move: Double-move RUN to goristros!
ACTION POINT! Resist 10 all
Standard: Come and Get It v Goristro 1,2,3. Hit(44)! Miss(28) Hit(38)!
 dmg: 6
 dmg to missed target: 5


Goristro 1 HP: 450 - 6 = 444
Goristro 2 HP: 450 - 5 = 444
Goristro 3 HP: 450 - 6 = 444

This message was last edited by the player at 04:44, Wed 02 Mar 2016.

Raichel
 player, 607 posts
 Lightning Reflexes
 50,000 volts worth
Wed 2 Mar 2016
at 04:44
Scales of War: Throne of the Stone-Skinned King
Raichel says, "Well if the construct says it's OK to defend the place..."

She throws her whole body into a "pitch" motion as if Kyle were her baseball and he goes flying towards May, landing well withing buffing distance!


Move: Move Kyle closer to May
Move: Move Kyle closer to May

Timothius
 GM, 820 posts
Wed 2 Mar 2016
at 04:47
Scales of War: Throne of the Stone-Skinned King
Timothius heads towards the combat, making his way there almost as fast as he can.


Double-move towards combat
Mittens
 GM, 1843 posts
Wed 2 Mar 2016
at 05:32
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Zoop!  Zoop!  Kada'ne teleports twice to get closer to the action.

<Abyssal>"Killkillkill!"

One of the demons claws at May!

Zoom!  Mits closes distance with her magic carpet and summons a hoard of little wrestler cherubs that all grab hold of the three demons and begin punching!

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:34, Wed 02 Mar 2016.

Kyle
 player, 1262 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Wed 2 Mar 2016
at 05:47
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  "Thanks, Raichel."  He toughens up May, and manages to hit two out of three huge enemies with pacification dust.  Honestly considering the sizes involved, he's just happy to have gotten two of them.

  "So, figure this is worth the Eyeballs time or not?" While they are quite hefty, there are only three of them so standard issue radiant laser doom may handle things.
Raichel
 player, 608 posts
 Lightning Reflexes
 50,000 volts worth
Wed 2 Mar 2016
at 05:55
Scales of War: Throne of the Stone-Skinned King
Raichel flies in the direction of the enemies. "Let's save our heavy hitting stuff for in case the authorities decide it convenient to sentence us to death for rescuing the people here. Just because a construct said it's OK, doesn't mean the authorities will be on our side."

You saved the city! The sentence is DEATH! Oh what's this? You're fighting back? And you just decimated the authorities! No you've REALLY done it! We were going to be nice to you before, but now we're going to kill you! ...wait. <.<

Yeah. When it's possible you could have people trying to kill you for saving their town, it's not like they can threaten to make matters worse.


Double move fly
May
 player, 638 posts
Wed 2 Mar 2016
at 07:15
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May twirls her weapon around, doing that fun new tornado technique of hers that winds up hitting the enemies twice! "I agree with Raichel. Better to keep our better stuff for when we need it. These guys are just mindless dopes, so they should go down readily enough. I'm more worried about whoever is mind-controlling them..."

Because at this point, if something with the anger of a demon isn't responding to taunts from obvious threats and goes after random civilians, May is convinced these demons are being mind controlled.... or these happen to be the kind of demons that don't HAVE minds to begin with.


Lunging Dervish v Goristro 1,2,3. Hit(34)! Hit(37)! Miss(27)
 dmg: 26
 dmg on miss: 5
 Secondary attack. Hit(31)! Hit(33)! Hit(36)!
  dmg: 15


Goristro 1 HP: 424 - 26 - 15 = 383
Goristro 2 HP: 424 - 26 - 15 = 383
Goristro 3 HP: 424 - 5 - 15 = 404 ERROR

Timothius
 GM, 821 posts
Wed 2 Mar 2016
at 07:23
Scales of War: Throne of the Stone-Skinned King
Timothius moves past the crowd and points at the one demon Kyle didn't hit somehow and says, "Be still, or my next power will make you a peaceful creature."

He looks at the others. "May's got a point. They do seem like they are forced to just attack the nearest thing and unable to really do much more than groan like zombies. Really LOUD zombies, but still."


Move: South to be in range
Standard: Break the Spirit v Goristro 1. Hit(31)!
 dmg: 39


Goristro 1 HP: 383 - 39 = 344

Mittens
 GM, 1844 posts
Wed 2 Mar 2016
at 07:46
Scales of War: Throne of the Stone-Skinned King
Zoopzoop!  Kada'ne teleports to flank with May.  Then he blasts the enemy with a huge burst of burning ball lightning, lighting the enemy on fire!  The demons roar in rage against the alchemy preventing them from attacking!  They try to rub it off.

<Abyssal>"Get stuff off!"

"Wow nice one!" Mits cheers.

Her eyes begin to glow white.

"Eyebeams!"

All the little cherub wrestlers eyebeam the enemy.

"Explosions!"


They all explode!

"Timebomb!"

Mits begins to pulse with light, the pulse gradually blinking faster and faster!
Flight Mechanics
Wed 2 Mar 2016
at 07:52
Scales of War: Throne of the Stone-Skinned King
A creature can stand on any surface equal to or larger
than its base. It gains the ability to fly at one-half its
normal speed if not under the effect of gravity. It
can hover, but it is a clumsy flier. A creature with the
ability to fly can use its innate flying speed instead.
It gains hover.
Kyle
 player, 1263 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Wed 2 Mar 2016
at 08:14
Scales of War: Throne of the Stone-Skinned King
  Kyle fires off an alchemical bolt that's fire fizzles in a rather unimpressive manner, but at least inflicts the full spread of acid.

  "I think, we might actually be putting too much thought into their motives.  Demon angry, demon smash, demon not paid enough to invest in retirement."

  210-8= 202
  249-4= 245
  270-4= 266

  Ongoing 10 Acid to all enemies.
  Demon 2 and Demon 3 now Slowed until end of my next turn (Paci dust aftereffect).
Narrator
 player, 799 posts
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Wed 2 Mar 2016
at 08:43
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<Abyssal>"At last!  Attack!"

The demons burn and sizzle, but that seems to only fuel their rage!  The demon to the left of May attacks her three times and fails each time thanks to Timothius' power.  The other one manages to bind Mits with his chain and yoink her closer.  Both try to get away from Mits' time-bomb, but May flips them upside-down!

"Boom!"  Mits detonates!

The demons shake off the fire and acid.
Raichel
 player, 609 posts
 Lightning Reflexes
 50,000 volts worth
Thu 3 Mar 2016
at 06:10
Scales of War: Throne of the Stone-Skinned King
Raichel casually tosses a lightning bolt that misses. "Why are you attacking anyway?"


Furious Bolts v Goristro 1,2,3. Miss(25)
May
 player, 639 posts
Thu 3 Mar 2016
at 06:22
Scales of War: Throne of the Stone-Skinned King
May whacks the nearby demon with such force as to keep the demons on their toes. The demon, furious, attacks May with what could only be a near-perfect attack, but finds May impervious. "You three sure are entertaining. The angrier you get, the more I want to laugh at you. Too bad none of you hear a thing I'm saying."


Move: Defiant Shield (+2 all defenses and immune forced movement)
Standard: Appalling Crunch v Goristro 1. Hit(40)!
 dmg: 36
Raging Frenzy v May. Hit(41)! Miss(36)


Goristro 1 HP: 187 - 36 = 151

Timothius
 GM, 822 posts
Thu 3 Mar 2016
at 06:44
Scales of War: Throne of the Stone-Skinned King
Timothius heads up to the enemy and gets an evil grin. First, he bursts with radiance, making them vulnerable. Then radiant chains bind the demons, making them unable to thrash about as they were so fond of doing. He then blasts them with radiance! Timothius just attacked bloodied enemies. But the look on his face is like he is both happy and sad at the same time, a pained smile on his face.


Move: To Goristros
Gor 1 and 3 Raging Frenzy v Timothius. Miss(29) Miss(20)
May-o-O v Goristro 1. Hit(46)!
 dmg: 33 Couldn't have AoO'd with no attacks.
Minor: Solar Enemy
ACTION POINT! +4 with non-damage attacks
Standard: Chains of Blazing Light v Goristro 1,2,3. Hit(29)! Miss(26) Hit(39)!
 Gor 1 and 3 are dazed and will take 10 extra radiant dmg first time they are hit.
Standard: Shining Symbol v Goristro 1,2,3. Miss(25) Hit(34)! Hit(30)!
 dmg: 42
 Timothius is stunned


Goristro 1 HP: 151 - 33 = 118
Goristro 2 HP: 245 - 42 = 203
Goristro 3 HP: 201 - 52 = 149

This message was last edited by the GM at 06:47, Thu 03 Mar 2016.

Narrator
 player, 800 posts
 For narrating
 and convenience
Thu 3 Mar 2016
at 07:27
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Kada'ne blasts the enemy with another ball of lightning.  "Considering how quickly you're taking these enemies out, at worst a mastermind was using this battle to keep you distracted for half a minute.  Not very effective.  I think Kyle has the right of it."

The demon furthest south burns and sizzles.  It roars in rage and pain, whipping Timothius with his chain!

This message was last edited by the player at 16:53, Thu 03 Mar 2016.

Mittens
 GM, 1846 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2016
at 07:07
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Mits is unable to break free from the chain.

"You've got a tiger by the tail!"

Lots of little tigers nibble at the demons' ankles.
Kyle
 player, 1264 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Fri 4 Mar 2016
at 07:30
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  Kyle tries out a long known but never used bit of alchemy.  He tosses the jar over towards the pile of demons, and a flash of lightning which sends their fur poofing out that would make Raichel... Well, not proud, just at least somewhat satisfied.

  Wait, scratch that.  One of the Demon's eyes pop out of his head.  Proud it is.

  "Why haven't I used that more often?" Oh right, fight durations and it still being weaker than his other alchemy options.  Thanks, good damage rolls!

OOC: Thanks to mittens, All enemis are DAZED.
All enemies also have -1 hit rolls until end of my next turn. (Munchkins have actually argued RAW means it's all encounter because the higher level versions forget to list the duration -.- I'd believe it possible if not for it being an AoE + Damage. There is a -1 AC all encounter vs metal item)

#1 32-50= Splat.
#2 67-35= 32
#3 63-50= 13

This message was last edited by the player at 07:34, Fri 04 Mar 2016.

Narrator
 player, 801 posts
 For narrating
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Fri 4 Mar 2016
at 07:40
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The third demon continues to burn.  It raises its arm and... collapses.
Raichel
 player, 610 posts
 Lightning Reflexes
 50,000 volts worth
Fri 4 Mar 2016
at 08:00
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Raichel yells, "You don't wanna answer us?! Fine! Answer THIS!" and summons that immense lightning bolt that sends a wave of thunder throughout the area! KATHOOM! The demon is cuckoo for cocoa puffs, flipped several times before slammed into the pavement.


Thunderstroke v Gor 2. Hit(31)!
 dmg: 68


Gor 2 HP: 32 - 68 = -36 KO!!

Mittens
 GM, 1847 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2016
at 08:12
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"Nicely done, everyone!" 

Mits arm-arounds her bro to side-hug and smiles at him.  "Saved the day once again."

Starting on the fifth round and every 2 rounds thereafter until the end of the encounter, three marut
blademasters (Monster Manual, page 185) join the
fight to help contain the demons. These combatants
do not attack the PCs unless the PCs attack them.

only image i could find: http://cor-innovations-web-mar...ut%20Blademaster.png

The authorities discover that the demons were escaped slaves.  Their foolish master is dead, so no trial for mishandling and endangerment will have to happen.

Once the last demon falls, the Bazaar’s commerce
resumes as if nothing had happened. The dead drift
away and are eventually picked up by locals for rendering into candles and food, but not before they are
picked clean of valuables. As the characters recover,
Trethrix of the Seven Diamonds appears at their side.
A beautiful woman, svelte and appealing, she smiles
and thanks the adventurers for their selfless service.
As a reward, she gifts them with treasure parcel 5.
After she honors the characters, she returns to her
palanquin to continue her shopping.

"Wow," Mayhem whispers, "That was one of the people in charge of this whole place."

Mits ohs.  "Welcome back, Mayhem."
Kyle
 player, 1265 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Fri 4 Mar 2016
at 08:18
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  Payment for services rendered, amazing!... Shame Kyle can't have such things happen without being suspicious. Because that's just how the world is.

OOC: Palanquin's in the astral plane.  Because enchanted floating transport just doesn't have that 'force people to carry you' satisfaction.
Timothius
 GM, 823 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2016
at 08:28
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Timothius seems to have easily shaken off what would normally be bothering him (OOC: he saved at the start of his turn from being stunned by attacking bloodied enemies). Timothius looks at Mayhem. "Huh... wow is right. You just don't expect thanks directly from important people."

Raichel says, "Clearly, they really need to handle their slavers a lot better."

May shrugs. "Well... I dunno about you all, but I'm hungry. Let's go find that place we're supposed to meet at and order some food."
Mittens
 GM, 1848 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2016
at 08:37
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"Noms sounds good to me!" Mits agrees.

Mayhem leads the group to their destination.

The Dreaming Spire

There are no shortages for places to stay, but characters looking for accommodations find the Dreaming
Spire is their best choice (especially since they were
to meet the envoys here). A strange structure, it
looks almost like a tree rising from the middle of the
market. Both the top and bottom are taverns called
Night and Day respectively, and the main walled
areathe trunkholds thirty rooms. Guests can
arrange for rooms and meals in either tavern.

Food get!

When the PCs ask after Rel’thrik, they learn he was
killed in the streets by a huge blue dragonspawn and
dark angels. The human bartender looks closely at the
PCs, sighs, and then hands them a small metal box. He
says, “He said people’d come looking for him and left it
for them. Guess those people would be you, huh?”

"Yup!" Mits answers, accepting the box.

After it is checked for traps, poisons, curses, etc., she takes the box someplace for the group to inspect the contents privately.

The metal box is bronze and featureless except for
a thumb-sized groove on the bottom. Placing a digit in
the groove causes the box to float upward and unfold.
Appearing in the center is a shimmering illusion of
the githyanki they were to meet. It speaks at once,
“My mission has failed. The Dark Lady’s agents infest
this place, and our efforts have proved insufficient
to evade them. If you truly wish to make an alliance,
come to Tu’narath and we will find you.” The illusion
flickers and dies. Moments later, the box evaporates
as if it had never been.

Kada'ne sighs.  "A serious setback.  But not insurmountable.  Security measures have likely changed in light of this, but I can at least help with locating a proper vector for approaching Tu’narath."

This message was last edited by the GM at 08:38, Fri 04 Mar 2016.

Kyle
 player, 1266 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Fri 4 Mar 2016
at 08:43
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  "Unfortunate that people have to die in the process of something as simple passing along a message. Though if things occur as they tend to we shall need to deal with his killers eventually."  The ability to focus on the job, AND get revenge at the same time is a practical time saver.