End Game.   Posted by Mr. Main.Group: 0
Mr. Main
 GM, 1367 posts
Tue 14 Aug 2018
at 00:55
End Game
The Shadow beast shrinks and grows, writhes, folds in on itself, erupts outwards, stretches, shoots out tendrils, re-absorbs then, convulses, pulsates, shivers and slams itself against the walls. Trying to...well you have no idea. It doesn't even really seem to have a real form and it not following any of what you thought to be universal natural laws. While it does whatever it is doing. It emits a bloodcurdling screech that has after-tones of a scream. These spasms and other what you can only call movements because it meets the definition by the barest possible meaning of the word; kept you from preventing the seeming mastermind and his accomplice from escaping.

While the group stares at the 'creature', and all of you hesitate to call it such in fact just looking at it for a while seems to give you a slight headache, the groups notices the sword that the mastermind had pulled free is no longer laying on the ground. Instead it it surrounding by a nimbus of light while hovering three feet above the ground. Inside that nimbus the group can see the vague shape of some sort of person. This radiant specter approaches the group and as it seemingly glides across the floor the group can hear a voice in their heads.

"So the beast has finally broken free and we have failed. Only magic or a weapon blessed by a god of light can harm Shade King of Oblivion. You would be wise to flee and save yourselves. But if you have courage enough to face this monstrosity then I will use the last of my and my fellow paladin's essence and bestow upon one of you with a pure heart the legendary holy sword Durandel. Know that to wield it means a life of service; one dedicated to righteousness."

Whatever the mind-numbing, confusing and irrational shadow thing has been doing seems to be nearing it's end. You know that now is your last chance to say your last prayer, make a last second preparation or flee for your life.
Drazgar In'lyndl
 player, 305 posts
Tue 14 Aug 2018
at 01:29
End Game
In reply to Mr. Main (msg # 1):

Drazgar steps forward.

" I would be honored to fight this battle. "
Morien
 player, 724 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Cometh
Tue 14 Aug 2018
at 04:22
End Game
 Morien snorts but steps forward as well. "I dunno about 'Pure Heart' but there are some good people here. I don't plan on leaving this unfinished."

23:20, Today: Morien rolled 13 using 1d10+6.  false life.

23:20, Today: Morien rolled 58 using 1d100+6.  spell failure 35%.
Safia
 player, 291 posts
 HP 32/41
 Lore Warden
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 03:32
End Game

Fleeing never entered Safia's thoughts, despite the odds stacked against them all. After everything they'd witnessed, all the carnage and tortured, lost souls, she felt an odd sense of calm in facing down a beast named the Shade King of Oblivion. It wasn't without fear, but the calm washed over her when she felt all of her wrath, anguish, and guilt over Jace and Hewitt coalesce in the knowledge that it was kill or be killed. Though it was a simple decision, it was everything, to stand and be the champion of hope and humanity. To never say die. To do the only thing that she could for those she'd lost. Live, so that they would never be forgotten.

"I, too, have the courage you seek." Safia pulled her gaze from the shifting mass of Oblivion and looked to the sword hovering in light. She knelt before it and her voice rang with conviction. "Right now, in this very moment, my heart is pure and righteous in my dedication, my vow to uphold the very essence of Durandel's light and mighty power that is blessed upon it. On this day, I will be strong and take up the Holy Sword, so that I can take a stand against evil's schemes and visit holy wrath upon the dark forces of evil for so long as I live.  Should you bestow this honor upon me, I will do everything within my power and those granted upon me to vanquish this ancient dark terror, the Shade King, into an oblivion of light."

Big words, big heart. Courage in spades.

And enough hope to do as she vowed; use everything within her power to conquer evil.

Or die trying.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:54, Wed 22 Aug 2018.

Dustil Kraye
 player, 983 posts
 You must clear your thou-
 Hey, is that beer??
Thu 23 Aug 2018
at 05:31
Re: End Game
Dustil watched a bit in horror as the...thing...moved and undulated around in wholly unnatural ways. His lip curled back and he grimaced even as he reached for his flask. He took a long pull on it, swallowing hard and then shaking his head vigorously.

He steeled his resolve and narrowed his eyes. He waved a dismissive hand at the sword but replied, "Dunno if it's courage or stupidity." He shook his head. "I ain't pure an' I don't really swing swords, plus I already got commitments...but that thing needs t'be put down, or kicked outta our world or somethin'!" He put away his flask and curled his hands into fists.

This message was lightly edited by the player at 05:32, Thu 23 Aug 2018.

Mr. Main
 GM, 1369 posts
Thu 30 Aug 2018
at 01:46
Re: End Game
The Light surrounding the sword Vanishes and the bastard sword falls to the ground and clatters. Then suddenly Safia's rapier is enveloped in light and a burst of radiance envelops the group. Safia's Looks down at her rapier and sees something that is not quite her rapier. The weapon is still a rapier, but it looks like the material that had made her rapier has been transformed into something else. Also the style of the rapier has changed a little bit. It is definitely longer and seems thicker, but it not heavier. The hilt's guard which had been of the classic wire guard style has changed to a fully enclosed solid basket hilt with a symbol she has never seen before emblazoned upon it and what looks like writing in a language she can't identify. Suddenly sprouting from her back are what seems to be wings made of light.

As the wings appear the party notices that their weapons, or in Dustil's case his fist wraps and amulet, also start to glow. The do not seem to transform like Safia's rapier, but they are enveloped in some sort of magic.

OOC: Sorry for the delay everyone anyway please roll initiative. Also Everyone's attacks with their weapons, or in dustil's case unarmed strikes, all count as if they are +3 weapons and they also deal an extra 1d6 radiant damage. Please note if it was unclear you all are in a large roughly round underground chamber about 20 feet tall and 30 feet in radius. The creature is Gargantuan, is in the center of the room around the closed portal, is able to change it's shape at will and seems to be made out of shadow. Though that could just be your mind trying to define something you can't comprehend so that it won't freak you out so much you can't act. Luckily it rolled low on the mind attack for it's unnatural properties so none of you frightened or confused. 
Morien
 player, 725 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Cometh
Fri 31 Aug 2018
at 05:28
Re: End Game
00:21, Today: Morien rolled 19 using 1d20+2.  Initiave.

 Morien looked down at his blade and smirked. Holy Weapons... I'd find this funny if the situation wasn't so grim.

 Morien stepped forward, weapon held high, as he brought it down on the incomprehensible mass of darkness.

OOC: of the attack hits, subsequent attacks for the round made by allies get a +4 bonus.

00:25, Today: Morien rolled 24 using 1d20+11.  attack, freezing blade + Leading the Attack.

00:25, Today: Morien rolled 21 using 3d6+6.  damage.

00:26, Today: Morien rolled 7 using 1d6+6.  freezing blade.
Drazgar In'lyndl
 player, 306 posts
Fri 31 Aug 2018
at 21:54
Re: End Game
In reply to Morien (msg # 7):

Drazgar attempts to attack.


14:52, Today: Drazgar In'lyndl rolled 13 using 1d10+9.  Courtblade damage.

14:52, Today: Drazgar In'lyndl rolled 11 using 1d20+6.  Courtblade second attack.

14:51, Today: Drazgar In'lyndl rolled 7 using 1d20+6.  Courtblade attack.
(Critical Failure)

14:51, Today: Drazgar In'lyndl rolled 17 using 1d20+3.  Initative


Dustil Kraye
 player, 984 posts
 You must clear your thou-
 Hey, is that beer??
Tue 4 Sep 2018
at 02:22
Re: End Game
Dustil narrowed his eyes and moved to the side a bit and then straight at the creature, trying not to clump up with everyone else just in case. Tactics may not be his strongest suit, but he wasn't completely dumb either. Lightning crackled around his fists and light emanated from them at the same time. He swung out one fist at the creature, hoping to see if he could hurt it.

OOC:
Move up to creature and attack once. Hit AC 16 for 16 damage (1 electrical, 3 radiant).

20:01, Today: Dustil Kraye rolled 16 using 1d20+8. Initiative.

Ignore: 20:15, Today: Dustil Kraye rolled 18,15 using d20+17,d20+10. Sudden Leap Jump check (and Tumble if needed to avoid AoO).

20:19, Today: Dustil Kraye rolled 16,12,1,3 using d20+11,1d10+11,1d6,1d6 with rolls of 5,1,1,3.  One unarmed strike, power attack (damage, then electrical, radiant).