the test of Wills.   Posted by Mr. Main.Group: 0
William de Soulis
 player, 100 posts
Mon 4 Feb 2013
at 18:11
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"So," he called out, "What forum would you like to work out in this battle? Im fairly open to just about anything." He pulled out a small black obsidian butterfly and started treating it as if it was a live thing.
Dustil Kraye
 player, 250 posts
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Tue 5 Feb 2013
at 20:32
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Dustil quirked a smile on his lips. "I would not seek to limit you. So long as we do no harm to one another, I think it should be okay. Unless you wish to restrict the contest?"

He began idly stretching a bit as if getting ready to do some yoga.
William de Soulis
 player, 101 posts
Fri 8 Feb 2013
at 03:38
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William laughed, "Now now, that woudl cause me to cater to my own strengths. I was honestly planning on letting the swarm attack you then strike with the trap box here."

"You did the riddles already. Hmmmmm."

Dustil Kraye
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Wed 13 Feb 2013
at 07:21
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Dustil gave a shrug and finished his stretching. "I suppose I should just say this...good luck to you and to me. And we should begin before the crowd gets bored with us."

He chuckled and dashed forward towards William.

OOC: Shall we roll for initiative, William?
William de Soulis
 player, 102 posts
Tue 19 Feb 2013
at 03:40
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Holy crap. Could have sworn I posted this with the cell.

17:03, Wed 13 Feb: William de Soulis rolled 6 using 1d20+2. Init.  Dropping his prepared action to use the butterfly. If that fails he would still use it any way =D. Its a will save vs. 13 or its -20 to your next d20 roll.


William had assumed that Dustil would stick to his martial power. If he got his hands on William it would be a short ordeal. "And here I was hoping for a drinking contest, but I was ready for a assult."

With that he dropped the butterfly he had been toying with activating it. Causing bajillions of black butter flies to swarm for Dustil.
Dustil Kraye
 player, 256 posts
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Wed 20 Feb 2013
at 03:36
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Dustil gave a howl of something that sounded like a mix between joy and rage, though it was just a show. He leaped forward at Will and attempted to put him into a grapple hold.

OOC:
20:32, Today: Dustil Kraye rolled 10 using 1d20+3. Initiative.
20:35, Today: Dustil Kraye rolled 24 using 1d20+9. Improved Grapple check.

Also, even though I go first, it's actually a roll against my Will Defense I believe, which is 17.

William de Soulis
 player, 103 posts
Wed 27 Feb 2013
at 03:48
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You rolled 24 using 1d20+4 ((20)). So it would be a -20 to his grapple. How do you want to resolve this? Take off from the miss for my turn or the run up?
Dustil Kraye
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Mon 4 Mar 2013
at 04:46
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OOC: Okay. So I fail. Go ahead.
William de Soulis
 player, 106 posts
Thu 7 Mar 2013
at 23:48
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Time for more experimentation =P

If not for the short lived butterflies he would have been caught. So William had to be creative because he did not want to harm Dustil and all he had was damage gadgets. So he used the effect of his cane which was still going, taking a short step back and to the right he pointed the tip of his cane at dustils face and a big poof of chalk dust came out aiming for Dustil's eyes!

You rolled 18 using 1d20+4 ((14)).
Dustil Kraye
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Sun 10 Mar 2013
at 05:28
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OOC: Since I don't know what that does, I don't know if that is successful, though I would assume so if it's against a defense. lol
Mr. Main
 GM, 449 posts
Sun 10 Mar 2013
at 05:56
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What I think he is trying to do is something like throw sand in your eyes. so it's a combat maneuver: dirty trick (sand in the eyes).

http://www.d20pfsrd.com/gamema...mbat#TOC-Dirty-Trick

he's making an attack vs your CMD to see if he can get that dust into your eyes to blind you for a round. He does provoke an AoO by doing this though.

Dustil Kraye
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Sun 10 Mar 2013
at 06:41
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OOC: Ah. Then that fails. =)

Does causing subdual damage count as "damaging"? lol

Mr. Main
 GM, 450 posts
Sun 10 Mar 2013
at 13:10
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OOC: Yes, causing any sort of physical damage will disqualify you.
William de Soulis
 player, 107 posts
Sun 10 Mar 2013
at 16:12
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Dirty trick to blind him pretty much sums it up. And your CMD is higher than 18 O.O scary.
Dustil Kraye
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Sun 10 Mar 2013
at 16:23
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Dustil managed to turn his head to the side instinctively as the chalk dust came towards him. He even saw an opening in William's defenses that he could have exploited had this been a real combat, but he refrained from snapping a fist out. Instead he spun around the side of William and reached his hands out to lock around the other man.


OOC: Monks have HIGH CMDs. Yup. If it makes you feel any better you would have hit ANY of my defenses, lol. And you're lucky since this is the one time where I can't use an AoO on you since anything I could do would either cause damage or provoke an AoO from you.

10:20, Today: Dustil Kraye rolled 23 using 1d20+5. Grappling defensively.

William de Soulis
 player, 108 posts
Sun 10 Mar 2013
at 16:47
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William did not resist the grapple. He simply fell back with all his weight, he had very deliberately taken the step he did before trying to calk up Dustil's face. It was to get into position where he had set down the trap box! "Cant have you dragging me out of the ring just yet." He smiled as with but a thought applied just a pound or so pressure to the trigger of his box.

This was all still experimentation to him but he went out of his way to position himself to be hit by that entangle. He expected Dustil to grapple, mostly to due with the fact that Dustil could spank William like a child at market if he got his hands on Will.

But he was aiming on making Dustil work for every inch. Anything less would, in William's mind, be disrespecting the monk.
Mr. Main
 GM, 452 posts
Thu 14 Mar 2013
at 04:30
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OOC: Translation of William's vague and uninformative post about what he did and it's effects into something Dustil can understand and react to.

William has an item that is a large box, think like the case for a base or Cello as far as size goes. One of the things it can do is fire harpoons that have ropes attached to them. Some of these harpoons have foamy glue heads that adhere to surfaces. What he did was fire a glue head harpoon at something and is attempting to use it like an anchor to keep himself from being pushed/dragged out of the ring.

William since this is a PVP situation you are going to have to be a little more specific than usual with your posts so that Dustil can understand what exactly you just did and what it's effects were.

Dustil Kraye
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Thu 14 Mar 2013
at 20:45
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OOC: Oooookay. And what is the game effect? Immobilizing William? Is there a roll against a Defense or something?

Also...wouldn't Dustil have noticed William dragging all this stuff into the ring with him? I mean, it's cool and he wouldn't have stopped him likely, but he might have commented. =)

Mr. Main
 GM, 453 posts
Fri 15 Mar 2013
at 01:06
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OOC: Good question! The answer to that is; I'm not sure at the moment. The way I see it there are two options.

 The first is that he fired the javelin at anything big and heavy or immobile (a wall for example) and is basically just holding on to the rope as hard as possible to avoid being dragged out. In which case it's basically a tug of war.

The second is that he tried fired the javelin at his feet to kinda try and glue them in place, think tangle foot bagging himself to the ground.

The only problem with tangle-footing himself to the ground is that the ground is sand. Hard packed stand, but still sand. So upon further review I'm going to need William to post again just to clarify what exactly he was attempting. Because despite understanding the jist of what he was attempting I still don't know exactly how he was planning on executing it. the method as you can guess determines what the game effect is and what rolls, if any, need to be made.

William de Soulis
 player, 113 posts
Sat 6 Apr 2013
at 17:32
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I was told to make a CMB roll. Could have sworn I posted this last night.... Damn realistic dreams..

10:31, Today: William de Soulis rolled 22 using 1d20+10. CMB+ heropoint.

Yea I blew a hero point... I am fighting a friggen hero after all!

Dustil Kraye
 player, 274 posts
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Sun 7 Apr 2013
at 01:26
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OOC: Sorry, sir. Since he is fighting defensively...that misses Dustil's CMB.
William de Soulis
 player, 115 posts
Sun 7 Apr 2013
at 21:11
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Up to the GM on what happens now. Im covered in glue but I cant stick to the floor as planned. O.o
Mr. Main
 GM, 462 posts
Mon 8 Apr 2013
at 00:22
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OOC: sorry I've been a little lax on posting here's the deal. Dustil because william attempted a combat maneuver with a ranged weapon he provoked an AoO, which you can take or not at your discretion. Now here's how the glue harpoon resolves. william attempted to glue the two of you together. He failed. He is currently covered in a foamy adhesive compound with a javelin sticking out of the center of it.

 It is quickly hardening,but it is still sticky and you can still adhere yourself to him if you are not careful. Basically since he did this to try and interrupt your action it's still considered "wet" since it hasn't had time to "harden' yet. It is reasonable for you to figure this since your character is familiar with tangle foot bags and how they work and your wisdom score is pretty good.

 Now you can try a CMB check to finish your grapple and avoid adhering yourself to him or you can stop your attempt and wait for it to hardening and continue with your plan or do something else. The choice is yours.

Dustil Kraye
 player, 275 posts
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Mon 8 Apr 2013
at 05:11
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Not wanting to wait and take the chance that William would move away or have more surprises in store for him, Dustil tried to "carefully" finish the grapple he had started with the other man. His plan was to then maneuver William out of the ring if he was successful.

23:11, Today: Dustil Kraye rolled 26 using 1d20+9. Grapple CMB.
Mr. Main
 GM, 466 posts
Thu 11 Apr 2013
at 00:27
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Dustil seeing the blast of gooey foam in time avoids getting stuck in it along with William. he then carefully grabs william and wrestles him outside of the ring.

"After a lot of talking the last bout ends in a flurry of action. With dustil once again manhandling his opponent out of the ring. the victory for the test of wills is Dustil Kraye. the runner up William. Giving team Arcadia 65 points and an impressive showing on the first day!"

The announcer and two others walk into the ring. One is an older short and stocky woman in her mid 50's to early 60's wearing long blue gray silk robes. She walks stiffly with a small cane to help. The other is a average looking man with brown hair and eyes. Nothing stands out about him at all. He is wearing a light gray suit and a small bowler style hat. manacled to his wrist is a lock box that is carrying with him.

"Dustil Kraye, this is Olivia Praxa. A representitive of the Arcadia Academy of Arcana. The victor of the test of wills is allowed to commission an item, certain limits apply, that the city will pay for. You can work out the detail of the item with her. Otherwise you can choose to receive a purse of 1500 gold. William deSoulis as the runner up you are entitled to a purse of 500 gold.

OOC: XP wise dustil you get 600 xp for each victory and 700 xp for taking the grand prize. netting you 2500 xp.

William you get 600 xp for each vicotry and 300 for your loss. netting you 1500 xp.