Scales of War: EPIC!   Posted by Mittens.Group: 0
Kyle
 player, 1444 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 03:55
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
  "In the battle of Rolanport, you ate fourty people. That's as many as four tens, and that's terrible." Thank you, tired memes.  They add extra psychic damage.
Mittens
 GM, 2168 posts
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 04:32
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
With each of the statements of the heroes, the dragon shrieks in torment!

Mittens is brandishing the sock puppet, but remains invisible.  "You killed Imrissa!  Your own daughter!  For the crime of showing you the error of your ways!  Now the champions of the pantheon are here for your reckoning!"

At the mention of his daughter's name, Arantor screams and grabs at his chest, as another skeletal dragon begins to claw out!

"Faaatherrr."



Mits intimidate out of spite: 31 success!

laser rolled 4d10 psychic damage for the 5th accrued success:


Arantor HP: 779-26 = 753 taking -2 to attacks and defenses.

Raichel
 player, 686 posts
 Lightning Reflexes
 50,000 volts worth
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 04:44
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
Raichel begins getting feral. While she speaks, her voice sounds more and more like her burning voice, "How many, Arantor?! How many suffered?! Do you even know their names?! Will anyone ever know their names?! Your nightmare is their requiem! And your daughter didn't amount to anything more than them in your eyes or you would have treated her different! Even now, your daughter cries out in hopes her name will not fade like the others!"

She is invisible, so it's not like anyone sees what she is becoming. But her team knows what she likely looks like at this point.


Standard: Rai Bluff: 22 success!
Minor: Blood Fury weapon make me count as bloodied
Minor: Razorclaw Shifting. +2 to speed, +1 AC and Reflex

Arantor now taking -3 to attacks and defenses

Arantor
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 04:59
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
"Imrissa?!  I..."

Arantor lets out a bone-rattling roar and flies over to the heroes!

"YOU!"

As he shouts, a black fire spews out of his mouth over the heroes!

Listen Perception DC
Normal conversation 10

Arantor Perception +19.  Is able to guess the squares where the invis PCs are.

May
 player, 719 posts
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 05:11
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
May steps forward and draws her Sunblade Scimitar. The dragon feels a particularly painful strike of radiance as the half-dragon kobold appears before him. "Just remember: The more you hurt my friends, the more painful I will make this for you."

Arantor can recognize the draconic fury and determination in May's eyes as she looks completely unharmed by the dragon's attack.


Move: To Arantor
Standard: Strike of the Watchful Guard v Arantor. Hit(35)!
 dmg: 50 (figured in the radiant vulnerability)
 Effect: Whenever Arantor shifts or attacks an ally, May gets
  a free basic MAYlee on him.
Minor: Defiant Shield. +2 May's defenses and Immune forced movement.


Arantor HP: 753 - 50 = 703
Kyle
 player, 1445 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 05:23
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
  This particular group of people has really changed Kyle's personal views on how cute rows of sharp teeth are (Very).

  "So, I don't even really need to say anything to know a mere look of disapproval will remind you of past events."  The Clockwork eye furrows it's spring unibrow in distaste at the mean old dragon.  As Kyle high fives Raichel into a state of heightened probability  of ass kicking.

OOC: Skill challenge: success number 7. 14 psychic DMG.
Luck Sigil for Rai. +1 hit, +8 DMG rolls all encounter.
ACTION Point: Punishing Eye. Which now is up to 8 Psychic DMG when triggered.

703-14=689

This message was last edited by the player at 05:25, Fri 24 Mar 2017.

Mittens
 GM, 2169 posts
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 05:32
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
The dragon staggers and roars angrily from May and Kyle's attacks!

The cute dragon sock puppet appears to talk to Arantor.  "Father?  Why?  Why must you imprison my memory here?  Unable to move on to Bahamut's realm?  Isn't it enough that you killed me?"

"RRRAAARGH!"

Arantor grabs hold of the skull of the dragon emerging from his ribcage.

"Dooon't listen to theeem, faaa..."
SNAP!  Arantor rips the skull free, throws it to the ground, and crushes it beneath his foot!  The smaller skeleton falls limp!

Mits flies up out of the mist, still invisible.



Maximum penalty reached!
8th: Arantor takes a –1 penalty to attack rolls and all
defenses until the end of the encounter, and Arantor does
not act on Imrissa’s turn until he uses shattered prison.

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:35, Fri 24 Mar 2017.

Timothius
 GM, 926 posts
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 06:13
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
Timothius shivers a bit, but heads forward. He bursts with radiance, making Arantor weaker! Then summons brilliant chains of light that bind him! Then he begins drawing ichor from the dragon into his blood-pouch.

Meanwhile, as predicted, all it takes is the eye glaring in disappointment a few times.


Tim resists 10 of the 15 cold ongoing and thus takes 5 cold dmg
Move: Closer to Arantor
ACTION POINT! Tim gains +4 to non-dmg attacks until the end of his turn.
Standard: Chains of Blazing Light v Arantor. Hit(38)!
 Arantor is dazed and will take 11 extra radiant dmg from next dmging attack.
 EYE OF DISAPPOINTMENT! Arantor takes 8 psychic dmg.
Standard: Penance of Blood v Arantor. Hit(35)!
 Hit: Arantor gains vulnerable 5 to all attacks.
 Effect: Until the end of the encounter, all vuln Tim causes is increased by 7.
 EYE OF DISAPPOINTMENT! Arantor takes 8 psychic dmg.
Minor: Solar Enemy.
 Effect: Arantor's vulnerability to radiant increases by 12 (5+7)
Save throw: 3. Fail.


Tim HP: 121 - 5 = 116
Arantor HP: 689 - 16 = 673

This message was last edited by the GM at 06:14, Fri 24 Mar 2017.

Raichel
 player, 687 posts
 Lightning Reflexes
 50,000 volts worth
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 06:13
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
Raichel appears, but is now a raichu version of herself and a burning effigy of lightning that appears translucent. "Feel the pain." She spews huge bolts of lightning at Arantor that tear bones off of him!

When she is through, Arantor is sparking with lightning and twitching at random.


Minor: Empty Body. Raichel is now insubstantial and phasing.
Minor: Lightning in the Blood. Rai now deals +1 die on lightning attacks.
Standard: Lightning Daggers v Arantor. Hit(46)!
 dmg: 79
 Effect: Can repeat this attack as a free action once per round on Rai's turn.
 EYE OF DISAPPOINTMENT! Arantor takes 8 psychic dmg.
ACTION POINT! Rai does 8 lightning dmg to Arantor
Standard: Bolt of Power v Arantor. Hit(40)!
 dmg: 98
 EYE OF DISAPPOINTMENT! Arantor takes 8 psychic dmg.


Arantor HP: 673 - 79 - 98 - 16 = 480

This message was last edited by the player at 06:19, Fri 24 Mar 2017.

Arantor
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 06:31
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
Arantor slashes and chomps at Timothius and May!

"You cannot destroy me, my torment is eternal!"

He follows up with another flurry of attacks!

"You'll never understand why I had to do what I did!"
May
 player, 720 posts
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 06:42
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
May growls, "I don't have to understand why to know that what you did was WRONG!" WHACK! This warrior sure hits hard. "We have seen souls used as fuel for vessels! We have felled exarch after exarch! You are no different and you will fall! Whether you resurrect to suffer more makes no difference to us!"


Standard: Appalling Crunch v Arantor. Hit(40)!
 dmg: 65
 EYE OF DISAPPOINTMENT! Arantor takes 8 psychic dmg.


Arantor HP: 360 - 65 - 8 = 287

Kyle
 player, 1446 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 06:54
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
  "Regardless of your actions or torment, you are most of all in the way of more important business." He toughens up May, and then toughens her up some more with radiant resistance that doesn't even do anything this fight.

  Kyle wonders if the time to set that up will be a moot point, given how his friends have put their blender settings to liquefy.
Mittens
 GM, 2170 posts
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 07:04
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
Mits flies into flanking with May.

"Rebuke Undead!" she announces, dramatically shooting a blast of light out of the mouth of her Imrissa puppet against Arantor!

The attack disintegrates several bits of the monster!  Arantor roars in agony from the onslaught of the heroes!

"Just a thought, everyone.  I'm thinking we should probably hold onto some of our big guns for the inevitable betrayal of Kas, and the exarch fight afterward."




feat: channel divinity means crit on 18+

5*10+20 +7 pelor blessing +4 crimson determination +5 radiant staff +1 class feature +8 kyle daily +12+15 timo and monster radiant vuln +5d6 crit dice +2d6 executioner bracer

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:23, Fri 24 Mar 2017.

Timothius
 GM, 927 posts
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 07:16
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
Timothius says, "Whatever your reasons, you are right to regret. It is currently the only good in you. But let that good grow, and maybe your torment can end..."

He waves a hand to Arantor and the dragon begins experiencing his own daughter's death all over again!

Timothius closes his eyes and regenerates to be good as new. "Right. Exarch fight. I would like to believe Khas won't betray us, but..."


Tim resists 10 of the 15 ongoing cold. So he takes 5 cold dmg.
 THP: 60 - 5 = 55
Minor: Bastion of Health: Heal for 69 hp
Standard: Break the Spirit v Arantor. Hit()!
 dmg: 54
 EYE OF DISAPPOINTMENT! Arantor takes 8 psychic dmg.


Tim HP: 65 + 69 = FULL HP 129+55
Arantor HP: 140 - 54 - 8 = 78

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:17, Fri 24 Mar 2017.

Raichel
 player, 688 posts
 Lightning Reflexes
 50,000 volts worth
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 07:26
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
Raichel fires another bolt of lightning at Arantor, downing him before he can get another word in. Her voice and self still on fire, "Khas has no reason to betray us."

Notably, she doesn't turn back to normal yet.


Free: Lightning Daggers. Miss(31)
Standard: Lightning Strike v Arantor. Hit(40)!
 dmg: 80


Arantor HP: 78 - 80 = -2

reminder for chris
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 07:27
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
Shattered Prison (when Arantor drops to 0 or fewer hit points)
Arantor’s corpse cracks open and releases Imrissa, who
continues to fight. She is large instead of huge, has 234
hit points, does not benefit from two souls, can move
normally, and only uses powers that can be used on
Imrissa’s turn.
Imrissa
Sat 25 Mar 2017
at 02:34
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
"Faaatherrr," the voice from earlier groans.

The shattered skull of the smaller dragon re-assembles on the neck bones of the skeleton crawling out of the larger dragon's rib cage.

"The judges must be made to understand the accused."

Imrissa attacks the heroes with a psychic breath weapon!  It then glares at Mits, eye sockets flashing!
May
 player, 721 posts
Sat 25 Mar 2017
at 02:46
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
May grits her teeth and roars like a dragon, pushing the daze out of herself from sheer determination and says, "Alright... so he found it hard to act normally unless he betrayed someone? COME HERE!"

Imrissa is suddenly forced to go to May and gets slapped across the face with the radiant blade! "Or are you saying he was under a compulsion and couldn't help himself? Explain with words!"


Superior Will: 11 success! No longer dazed.
Standard: Come and Get It! Hit(35)!
 dmg: 19+15 vuln
 EYE OF DISAPPOINTMENT! Arantor takes 8 psychic dmg.


Imrissa HP: 234 - 34 - 8 = 192

Kyle
 player, 1447 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Sat 25 Mar 2017
at 02:54
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
May instinctively knows to dramatically open her mouth at this time Kyle triggers the secondary powers granted by her seemingly useless radiant resistance.

A glowing sword pops out of her mouth like the most violent raspberry.  The sword of course, shoots a laser right through one of Imrissa's eye sockets and burns a hole out the back of her skull.

Shame about the undead lich thing or that might have actually been fatal.
Mittens
 GM, 2171 posts
Sat 25 Mar 2017
at 03:00
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
"Good questions, May."

Mits flies into flanking.  Upon seeing the laserbeam charging, she pulls out a mirror and holds it out behind the dragon's skull.  The beam blasts back through another part of the skull and out the front!

"EPIC!"
Timothius
 GM, 928 posts
Sat 25 Mar 2017
at 03:12
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
Timothius says, "She is not Imrissa. The real Imrissa is likely with the Platinum Dragon now. This is just the echo of a tortured father's memories. Her words will be meaningless excuses."

A giant reaper of divine energy appears in Timothius' hands and he swings at a barely visible cord. "In the name of all that is good, I free you."


Standard: Sever the Source.
 Causes vulnerable 17. Which is increased by 7 due to penance of blood.

Raichel
 player, 689 posts
 Lightning Reflexes
 50,000 volts worth
Sat 25 Mar 2017
at 03:19
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
Raichel's finger twitches and another huge beam of lightning spews from her like an electrical geyser and rips bones apart while disintegrating others. Her burning voice demands, "Answerrrr..." as she clearly stays her hand just long enough for the dragon to at least have one last word before it is vanquished.


Free: Lightning Daggers. Hit(35)!
 dmg: 80
Standard: Didn't really bother.


Imrissa: 85 - 80 = 5

Mittens
 GM, 2172 posts
Sat 25 Mar 2017
at 03:26
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
The skeletal dragon's eyes glow, preparing for another attack as it monologues:

"Until you have deeply hurt someone you love, you'll never understand..."

Meanwhile the laser from earlier taps Mittens on the shoulder.  "I uh... got lost in those tunnels.  It's like the very walls themselves betray you.  How do I get outta here?"

Mits looks over to the talking laser, blinking in a little surprise.  "Oh.  Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right."

The laser nods and shoots through Imrissa multiple times, at one point popping out of the disapproving eye, then finally disappears into the mists.

The dracolich screams and explodes into flowers and sparkles!
Raichel
 player, 690 posts
 Lightning Reflexes
 50,000 volts worth
Sat 25 Mar 2017
at 03:35
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
Keeping up her burning, Raichel says, "Your answer is correct. I will never understand."

She calls out, "KHAS! The dragon is vanquished... come, let us use your key and together be done with this place!"

May is keeping a sharp eye out.

Timothius says a small prayer over the fallen foe. "Let us keep ever watchful that we do, in fact, never come to understand Arantor."
Kyle
 player, 1448 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Sat 25 Mar 2017
at 03:50
Re: Scales of War: EPIC!
  Now that was one laser with a real sense of professionalism.  Kyle so proud.

  "So yes, good call on saving our attacks that actually matter.  As it is, even the ones I basically never use for how situational they are feel wasted."