The test of Marksmanship!   Posted by Mr. Main.Group: 0
Aden Bero
 player, 221 posts
 Crazy Hair Mr. Clever
Sun 28 Oct 2012
at 17:20
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
Aden was proud to have taken the third round.  He'd definitely given it his all, and it had paid off.  But there was still one round to go.  Luckily the hater-ade was still running strong, rage and heroics coursing through his veins from head to toe.  He knew what one of his challenges to the others would be.  But the crowd would wait.

ooc: if I go last, will I get as many turns/challenges as everyone else?  If so, then I'll go last.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:56, Sun 28 Oct 2012.

Mr. Main
 GM, 305 posts
Sun 28 Oct 2012
at 23:49
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
basically think of it as a form of schoolyard one ups man-ship. Basically you call a shot. let's go super ridiculous and say red calls hitting a fly in mid air. then he has to do it. If he hits it then he gets a point and now you and jack have to try it. if you hit it you get a point. After all of you have called and tried shots the scores are tallied. the guy with the most points wins. if there is a tie you all go again each calling a new shot. This process repeats until one guy has the clear win.

Aden calls last so jack, with the worst score, goes first.

"Hitting two separate targets thirty feet away and thirty feet apart from each other at the same time." two plates are set up as jack indicates. He forms two more of those energy daggers and let's both fly at the same time. attack 1 and attack 2 vs ac 15 are a hit

basically you need to use two weapon fighting to make two attacks against these targets. the dc to hit each one individually is 15.

"Not bad. A good start, but you're gonna have ta do better than that to best me." the tiefling replies, he waves over a teenaged boy carrying a bag. the boy rushes over and holds the bag open for red. "thanks johnny." red replies as he takes out two chakrams and walks over to where jack was standing. two more plates are set up for him and after a few seconds he throws his weapons attacks 1 vs ac 15 is a hit. attack 2 is a miss

"Well don't that beat all. Seems ya got me with that one after all pal."

your turn to try aden.
Aden Bero
 player, 222 posts
 Crazy Hair Mr. Clever
Mon 29 Oct 2012
at 07:35
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
Aden moves to a position ten feet back from the designated shot spot.  As he walks, he reaches up his sleeve, drawing two darts from a concealed wrist sheath, taking one in each hand.

Once there, he pauses for a moment, steadying his breath as he visualizes hitting both targets.  He isn't a two-weapon fighter, and this will be tough.  But, he is a badass, firebreathing, dragon.

Luckily, the worst initial phase of the hater-ade is wearing off, giving him a bit better control of his emotions. He still wants to go find Mvashti and set the guy on fire.  But, he reluctantly decides to settle with winning this contest.

The thought makes him smile, and he's running forward without even thinking about it.  At the marked spot, he plants his foot, twisting his weight as he throws the darts.  They both strike the two targets simultaneously, and Aden roars with adrenaline.


01:15, Today: Aden Bero rolled 15 using 1d20+5. target one.
01:17, Today: Aden Bero rolled 15 using 1d20+1. target two.

Mr. Main
 GM, 313 posts
Mon 29 Oct 2012
at 13:37
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
"Both aden and jack have succeeded the trick shot, giving each of them a point. It is now red's turn."


"A shot glass thrown into the air at 100 feet." red calls out. a judge gets a shot glass and then when red signals he tosses it into the air.

red follows the glass to check it's speed, leads the shot and then pulls the trigger. attack vs ac 20 is a hit the shot glass explodes into a billion shards.

jack glares knowing that this little stunt was meant to stump him. Distance has been his enemy all day. Why he didn't grab a long range weapon and has relied solely on his energy daggers is a mystery. jack forms one now and then signals the judge. the shot glass is tossed into the air attack vs ac 20 is a miss and jack just barely misses the shot glass as his dagger dips down just a little to much at that extended range.

OOC ok aden it's your turn. make your shot and then post your challenge.
Aden Bero
 player, 223 posts
 Crazy Hair Mr. Clever
Mon 29 Oct 2012
at 14:57
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
Aden can feel the contest within his grasp. Even if he misses this shot, he doesn't think either will succeed on his trick shot.  But he couldn't be cocky yet.  He just wanted to be.

The oracle steps up to the designated spot, crossbow loaded and ready.  He takes aim, waiting for the judge.  As the shot glass is thrown into the air, he pulls the trigger... and misses by a mile.

09:36, Today: Aden Bero rolled 1 using 1d20. red's trick.

He reloads his crossbow, slamming the lever into place.  Forget the last shot.  It was all tied up, and he was ready to put this one away.

He begins drawing an octagon in the dirt, large enough for a man to stand in, while explaining.  "The target will be 70 feet away.  I'm about to lay down a fog cloud, with this octagon in the center.  A judge will stand beside you.  He will spin you no less and no more than 5 times, and he will spin with you, so that not even he knows the right direction.  That way he also won't be able to tip you off by his positioning.  When you open your eyes, you must guess where the target is, and within 30 seconds, you must fire from within the octagon, and hit the target."

Aden waits for the target to be positioned, and for a judge to stand beside him as he stands in the octagon.  He then casts Obscuring Mist, chanting loudly in Ignan as he does.  A cloud of fog appears, 20' feet in any direction from the octagon epicenter.  The judge spins him, spinning with him the last time.  He opens his eyes, smiling, because to his eyes, the fog isn't even there.  He can see right through it.  A dirty trick, sure, but how many marksman could pull of something like this.

He waits a few seconds for the disorientation to wear off, but well before the 30 second mark takes his shot, pointing right at the target.

09:50, Today: Aden Bero rolled 13 using 1d20+9. from in the mist.


Mr. Main
 GM, 334 posts
Sat 17 Nov 2012
at 22:38
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
their are some objections raised by the "managers" of team Elgavasa and Urdrak. The officials stop Aden and confer on the legality of his proposed shot after several. after a couple minutes the return with an announcement. "Aden's proposed shot is more like a magic trick than a true test of skill. However with some modifications a version of it is acceptable. What will happen is this. A wall will be raised 30 feet away from the contestants with 15 plates of three colors, 5 of each color, mounted on it in a random pattern. Each contestant will get 20 seconds to memorize the locations of the plates and then asked to turn around. A fog cloud will then be cast obscuring the plates. Each contestant will then get five shots. Each plate of his color that the contestant hits will earn him a point. each plate that is not his that the contestant hits will cost him a point. the shooter with the most points after all three have made their attempt will win the round and get a point. A tie will end with a point for each. Are these rules understood? Aden will be red, Red will have yellow and jack will have orange."

OOC: basically, you try and memorize where the plates are, at each shot you make a wisdom check to see if you remember where the plates are. each round the check gets harder. A bad check causes an attack on a random plate. A miss has a possibility of hitting a different plate. Since you can see through the fog a wisdom check won't be necessary for you, but a miss still stands a chance of you hitting a wrong plate.. Before each turn I will draw up, on my side, a diagram of the wall with the plates.
Aden Bero
 player, 232 posts
 Crazy Hair Mr. Clever
Sun 18 Nov 2012
at 19:22
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
Aden thinks for a moment, simmering due to the haterade.  Of course THOSE teams would have an issue.  Asshole bastards.  I should just shoot them and call it a day!

"Fine then, let the little girls from the complaining teams have their way. I'm ready whenever you ladies are."  He says this to Red and Jack.

Aden waits for the judges to set up his wall of plates, studying them for the allotted time before turning his back.  When he turns back around to a thick cloud of fog, he can still see his plates clear as day. He takes aim, and starts attempting to pick them off, one by one.



Modifiers include +6 normal, +1 point blank, +1 masterwork, +2 haterade
13:16, Today: Aden Bero rolled natural 1. shot 5.
13:16, Today: Aden Bero rolled 20 using 1d20+10. shot 4.
13:16, Today: Aden Bero rolled 12 using 1d20+10. shot 3.
13:16, Today: Aden Bero rolled 14 using 1d2+10. shot 2.
13:16, Today: Aden Bero rolled natural 20. shot 1.

Mr. Main
 GM, 336 posts
Mon 19 Nov 2012
at 00:44
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
OOC: the Dc to hit the plates is 15, just like it was with jack's trick shot.

the 14 is a close enough miss that you don't stand a chance of hitting a different plate, but the 12 and the 1 would be. So re-rolling one of those would be a good idea. of course you could also just spend the hero point to add +4 to either of them to make them 15 or higher. too.

Aden Bero
 player, 233 posts
 Crazy Hair Mr. Clever
Mon 19 Nov 2012
at 05:07
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
OOC: So, adding +4 to a natural 1 after the fact means it's like I rolled a 5, instead of a natural 1 + 4, which is still a natural 1 miss?

And a natural 1 (11) is no worse than a 12?

I'll use a hero point regardless.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:59, Mon 19 Nov 2012.

Aden Bero
 player, 234 posts
 Crazy Hair Mr. Clever
Mon 19 Nov 2012
at 15:52
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
Hero point to the 12 to make it a 16.
Mr. Main
 GM, 338 posts
Tue 20 Nov 2012
at 00:22
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
Aden takes his shots and as the fog clears the results are displayed for all to see.

"Aden Bero has hit three plates of his color and no plates that are not. For a score of three."

the crowd cheers, impressed. you hear shouts of good show, nice shooting and lucky bastard.


  OOC; you got really lucky with the plate layout and drift.

 y-y-rx-o-y-
 r-rx-o-y-o-
 r-o-y-rx-o-

the x marks the plates you hit. you missed up and to the left on your fourth shot completely missing the wall with the plates on it and therefore not hitting any of the wrong color plates. pretty lucky.



Jack then takes his turn. He watches carefully tries to remember where the plates where. then the fog cloud is cast over the plates and he takes his shots.

when the fog dissipates his results are shown and jack curses. some of the crowd still cheer him on with nice try and better luck next time.

OOC;

r-y-o-ox-y-
o-rx-y-r-ox-
y-o-r-y-r-


"Jack has hit two orange plates and one red plate. giving him a total of one point."

finally Red takes his turn. He takes his time trying to commit the location of the plates to memory. as the fog cloud is cast red takes out a blindfold and puts it over his eyes. he then takes his shots.

the fog starts to clear and the the crowd is silent and then there is a gasp as the results are revealed. followed by cheers and shouts.

OOC:

r-yx-o-r-r-
r-yx-y-o-o-
yx-ox-r-o-y-



"Red has hit three yellow plates and one orange. giving him a final score of 2. Aden Bero with 3 points is the winner and new champion of the marksman competition!"

Red takes off his blind fold.
"Good shootin'." He says to aden as he holds out his hand. "you won this trial, but there's a whole week of 'em ahead of us. Next time we go head to head yer just gonna have to settle for second."
Aden Bero
 player, 235 posts
 Crazy Hair Mr. Clever
Tue 20 Nov 2012
at 05:54
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
Aden had closed his eyes during Red's shooting.  He didn't want to know if the tiefling had beat him or not, being the only person perhaps in the arena that could see through the mist.  So, when he heard the roar of the crowd, he opened his eyes and realized they were cheering for him--except for those yelling in anger, of course.  He let out a roar of triumph, pumping both his fists in the air.  He looked around at the crowd, continuing to cheer in joy at having come through this long and difficult first day of challenges.

When Red offered his congratulations, Aden wasted no time taking the tiefling's hand in a friendly shake.  "Thanks, Red! I'll be ready!  Tell me, though.  Why the blindfold?"

Aden had truly given it his all, leaving nothing on the field today.  He felt a bit guilty about the hater-ade, as well as how it had made him act, but there was plenty of time to make up for it in the rest of the competitions.
Mr. Main
 GM, 340 posts
Wed 21 Nov 2012
at 01:33
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
"Showmanship...and a little trick a friend showed me once to help recall things. Besides since I was shootin' blind anyway, it's not like it'd hurt."

An offical walks over to you

"What prize will you be selecting? the magic weapon or the purse of gold?'

OOC: ok Aden for completeing the test of marksmanship you get...wow odd coincidence... 2500 xp. Seriously wasn't expecting you and Morien to get the same amount. 
Aden Bero
 player, 236 posts
 Crazy Hair Mr. Clever
Wed 21 Nov 2012
at 09:19
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
OOC: Nice coincidence! Wasn't it a choice from an assortment of exotic items or the gold?  And is it possible to survey the items first?
Mr. Main
 GM, 346 posts
Wed 21 Nov 2012
at 14:39
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
OOC: opps you're right little mix up on my part. Anyway yeah you can take a look and then go for the gold, but it could be viewed as an insult. Of you showed me some of your excellent merchandise? But after looking ti over in front of tens of thousands I'll decide it's not good enough and go for the gold instead. But don't worry I'm sure something in there will attract your attention.
Aden Bero
 player, 237 posts
 Crazy Hair Mr. Clever
Wed 21 Nov 2012
at 17:53
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
Aden speaks up, flashing his smile for the crowd. Okay, really just for the women in the crowd, but so what. His tone is both charming and cavalier, like a cheesy actor the people just can't resist.  Or so go the thoughts in his head.  "I'll take my chance with the items.  I never could resist a surprise, and I'm a sucker for the exotic."
Mr. Main
 GM, 360 posts
Mon 26 Nov 2012
at 01:17
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
"Very well."  the man walks away and then returns followed by two large men carrying a heavy iron clad chest. the men put the chest down and the official motions for you to come forward. As you near he opens the lid of the chest and a bright warm yellow glow emits from the opened chest. smoke or fog pours out from it. But instead of drifting away it slowly condenses and takes the form of a large table. then it suddenly hardens into a finely crafted dark stained mahogany table. there are ten items laid out on it.

"you may choose one" A deep and powerful voice calls out. It is not loud, but still so powerful you feel your stomach vibrate as the words are spoken.

obviously eastwind trading knows a little bit about showmanship.

on the table are:

A pair of leather and steel bracers. there are two holes or empty sockets where gems, emblems or something else might once have been. OOC: one on each bracer

  a jar of some sort of ointment, slave or cream.

 a large gem about the size of a small plum. Even though it is cleverly cut and out there in direct sunlight you don't notice any glints or reflections.

 a simple steel band with what looks like half a sigil on it.

 an odd...thing. It almost looks like the combination between a visor and goggles. they seem to be damaged. as if they were torn off of something larger long ago.

 a palette, with a couple brushes and small containers holding what looks like paint.

a vest

a small sack cloth

a pair of mud covered boots

and a small sheathe.
Aden Bero
 player, 248 posts
 Crazy Hair Mr. Clever
Mon 26 Nov 2012
at 05:14
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
Aden stands for a moment, impressed with both the layout, and the presentation.  Having scanned each of the items, he looks up, first to the left, then to the right.  "Is it possible to get details on what each item does?"  The look on his face says he might be pressing his luck.
Mr. Main
 GM, 361 posts
Mon 26 Nov 2012
at 13:24
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
"Unfortunately because of their exotic nature we do not know everything there is to know about these items. However I will tell you what is known.

the bracers were once worm by the renown Hua-Rong, the legendary archer. After his death a small feud was fought over these and they were reportedly destroyed, but the Eastwind trading company somehow managed to find them.

the jar of ointment contains 4 dose of stone salve.

we are uncertain about the gem. It seems to absorb light. other than that we have no clue.

we have heard reports about rings like these. we only know of one other currently in  use. It's owner is the warrior known as Duo Maxwell. these rings focus aggressiveness. Increasing your martial prowess, but seem to have the drawback of making the wearer more violent.

this...Is a Ma'ndo relic of some kind. we believe it was used to augment a person's vision. It was the only part salvageable from one of their helms.

the paints are known as marvelous pigments and they have the unique properties of allowing you to create solid objects out of the images you make with them.

the vest is an item that belonged to the famous thief, the Eel. Known mostly for his daring escapes.

this simple sack cloth has the ability to carry a lot more than it seems to be able to.

these boots belonged to an explorer who helped create many of the maps we use today before he died. they supposedly can increase your walking speed.

the Sheathe is..."
He then moves over to you and whispers into your ear.
Aden Bero
 player, 252 posts
 Crazy Hair Mr. Clever
Tue 27 Nov 2012
at 05:41
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
Aden considers the information offered.  His eyes take on a sparkle at a few of them.  "Interesting, very interesting.  I trust it's alright if I Detect Magic and try to learn a bit more about them?"  Without waiting--he was a champion marksman, after all--Aden casts the spell, sending out a coned aura of divination, trying to learn more about the items.

This message was last edited by the player at 06:28, Tue 27 Nov 2012.

Aden Bero
 player, 255 posts
 Crazy Hair Mr. Clever
Fri 30 Nov 2012
at 02:22
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
Aden looks at the gem for a long moment, as though it seemed even more interesting after a bit of divination.  He asks the attendant, "Would it be possible to try out the goggles for just a minute, to get a feel for how they enhance my vision?  I promise I'll be careful with them."  Aden was curious about their Ma'ndo origins, feeling like he'd read something about such people back in the day.

It seemed even Aden's slightly inflated ego knew he'd better ask before actually handling the items.

20:20, Today: Aden Bero rolled 12 using 1d20+9. diplomacy try out goggles.

00:27, Tue 27 Nov: Aden Bero rolled 23 using 1d20+6. Knowledge History Ma'ndo.

Mr. Main
 GM, 367 posts
Fri 30 Nov 2012
at 02:39
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
"no you cannot try on the goggles unless you choose them are your item. they do not change possession easily."
Aden Bero
 player, 256 posts
 Crazy Hair Mr. Clever
Fri 30 Nov 2012
at 03:24
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
The gem called to a certain side of him.  A darker side that he wrestled with.  How fitting that it absorbed the light.  Of it's many useful options, one was delicious.  He shuddered.  The temptation would be too great if he chose it.

He walked past the boots.  His feet almost twitched towards them, suspecting they'd be very useful for augmenting his already honed speed and acrobatics.  But he was pretty sure he'd seen their like before, and could find them again when he'd earned some more cash.  He passed by the other items, wishing he could have them all but knowing he could find most in stores with a little searching and coin.  He came up to the ring and the visor-goggles.  He was sure both would have their uses, but in the end, his geeky side won out.  He'd grown up reading legends of the Ma'ndo, and here was his chance to have one of their relics.  he trembled with excitement, saying, "I choose these."  He picked up the visor goggles and situated them over his eyes.
Mr. Main
 GM, 368 posts
Fri 30 Nov 2012
at 05:43
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
The odd eye wear looks like it is made out of some sort of metal, but is far lighter and has an odd feel. As you put them on your head you feel slight stinging stabs on either side of your head. As you slide the lens down over your eyes at first there is no change and then the world goes dark for a several seconds. you see a flash and then w strange jarbled image fills your vision with small characters of some sort that you can't read showing up. Then that image goes dark as well. the process repeats itself until you see the world in varying degrees of grey and white. you turn and look out at the crowd. their clothes and objects they are carrying tend to be light grey, while their hands, faces and exposed flesh appears bright white. After a while you figure out that the hotter the object the more white it appears. Somehow these lenses sense the heat given off by objects and interprets it into an image you can comprehend.

OOc: basically you now have thermal vision goggles. enjoy.
Aden Bero
 player, 257 posts
 Crazy Hair Mr. Clever
Fri 30 Nov 2012
at 08:01
Re: The test of Marksmanship!
Aden smiled, in spite of himself.  Heat-vision goggles!  He felt sorry if anyone looked at him through these bad boys.  He said, "Thanks a bunch!" to the attendant, and then headed off to the designated spot, moving towards the dark black spot he saw through his lenses.  Morien.  That cold ass guy actually sucked the heat out of the air around him

Aden attempted to see if the lenses could register through walls, as well as how fast he could switch them on or off, or if he had to remove the visor completely to use his normal vision.

OOC: Cool! Can these things register heat signals through walls?  How do I turn them on and off?