Chapter Two: Back to Brooken.   Posted by The Empire.Group: 0
The Empire
 GM, 513 posts
Mon 9 Nov 2015
at 11:37
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
The party races through the razed forest while the hellhole implodes to the right. The peals of thunder and flashes of lightning are almost continuous, but by good luck or divine grace the party come through mostly unscathed. Durum and Gilad, however, are both burned from direct hits.

16HP damage Gilad, 8HP Durum.

As the tower comes in sight you are overtaken by the cloud of steam and malice that was once a hellhole. A lone elemental, a wispy being of steam, blood and eldrich power, is flowing towards you...

Roll for Init folks!
Shakru
 player, 203 posts
 Half-orc barbarian
 Hits 45 / 38 rec: 5/4
Mon 9 Nov 2015
at 12:11
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
OOC:12:10, Today: Shakru rolled 26 using 1d20+8.  initiative.
Vethryn
 player, 177 posts
 High Elf Cleric
 HP: 32/32 Rec: 3/9
Mon 9 Nov 2015
at 13:44
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
08:42, Today: Vethryn rolled 22 using 1d20+5.  Initiative.
Vander
 player, 203 posts
 AC-18, PD-19, MD-14
 HP-45/42 Recovery-8/5
Mon 9 Nov 2015
at 19:28
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken

14:27, Today: Vander rolled 25 using 1d20+11.  Initiative.
Zanne
 player, 151 posts
 Human Sorcerer
 R 4/9 HP 31/40
Mon 9 Nov 2015
at 19:34
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
10:34, Today: Zanne rolled 15 using 2d20+6, dropping the lowest dice only.  Init.
Sigmund
 player, 278 posts
 Human Fighter
 HP: 53/59 Rec:4/9
Mon 9 Nov 2015
at 20:05
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
A 22 for Sigmund.
15:04, Today: Sigmund rolled 22 using 2d20+5, dropping the lowest dice only with rolls of 17,2.  Initiative.

Durum Stoneguard
 player, 187 posts
 Dwarf, Druid; AC 18
 HP: 29/45; Rec: 3/9
Mon 9 Nov 2015
at 21:33
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
12:32, Today: Durum Stoneguard rolled 11 using 1d20+3.  Initiative.
Gilad Rott
 player, 225 posts
 The Bard
 HP: 16/45 Rec: 0/9
Tue 10 Nov 2015
at 04:02
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Gilad Rott rolled 12 using 1d20+7.  Initiative.
The Empire
 GM, 516 posts
Mon 16 Nov 2015
at 10:59
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
The steam elemental is a formless cloud of scalding steam and spitting malice. As it approaches, you feel a wave of heat washing over you.

Round 1. Escalation dice: +0. Init Order: Shakru, Vander, Vethryn, Sigmund, Elemental, Zanne, Gilad, Durum.

All those before the steam elemental in Init order please post. The elemental has resistance 16+ to all damage except cold, and that anyone engaged with it at the end of the round will take 8HP heat damage.

Shakru
 player, 204 posts
 Half-orc barbarian
 Hits 45 / 38 rec: 5/4
Mon 16 Nov 2015
at 11:04
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
The big barbarian was trailing behind the rest as he'd turned at the last minute to join the others. Seeing that they would be overtaken by the elemental he changed direction yet again and ran directly for it hoping his attack would distract it long enough for the others to get to shelter in time.

The kept and swung his axe but the ethereal  form of the monster eluded his mighty blow

OOC:11:02, Today: Shakru rolled 9 using 1d20+7.  battle axe attack.
Vander
 player, 205 posts
 AC-18, PD-19, MD-14
 HP-45/42 Recovery-8/5
Mon 16 Nov 2015
at 15:51
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Vander stabbed one of the creatures so deeply in its gaseous form-he jumps right through it. Moving fast enough so he is not burned, but also disrupting its state so he does considerable damage to it. He also keeps going so it does not reform around him and really does burn his body...

(OOC-Fails shadow walk-but due to feat it does not cost me an action.

Hits elemental Shakaru attacked with a natural 18, and does 20 damage to it. My tumbling strike allows me to disengage after attack, so no steam damage from it.

10:48, Today: Vander rolled 5 using 1d6.  Sneak attack.
10:46, Today: Vander rolled 19 using 1d20+10.  Disengage.
10:46, Today: Vander rolled 15 using 3d8+4.  Damage .
10:46, Today: Vander rolled 25 using 1d20+7.  Tumbling strike.
10:44, Today: Vander rolled 3 using 1d6.  Elven grace.
10:44, Today: Vander rolled 10 using 1d20+9.  Shadow walk.)

Vethryn
 player, 178 posts
 High Elf Cleric
 HP: 32/32 Rec: 3/9
Tue 17 Nov 2015
at 05:14
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Vethryn sprints forward and then simply blinks, appearing a moment later under the eaves of the gate. With a quick bend, she presses the talisman to the gate. "Now to figure out how to activate this thing."


Standard: Move to near the elemental
Move: Highborn teleport to the gate

Sigmund
 player, 279 posts
 Human Fighter
 HP: 53/59 Rec:4/9
Tue 17 Nov 2015
at 22:54
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Sigmund charges toward the elemental, shield up, and starts hacking at it....

Miss for 3 hp damage. Apply Carve an Opening to increase my crit range to 19-20.

17:52, Today: Sigmund rolled 12 using 1d20+7.  Flexible attack on elemental.

The Empire
 GM, 518 posts
Sun 22 Nov 2015
at 10:42
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Vander's dagger rips at the strands of brimstone and malice holding the elemental together, doing real damage. It surges forward, enveloping Shakru in a cloud of scalding steam.

18HP damage Shakru, 8HP Sigmund. Everyone else is up!
Zanne
 player, 152 posts
 Human Sorcerer
 R 4/9 HP 31/40
Mon 23 Nov 2015
at 19:18
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
As the roiling cloud surges and attacks, Zanne skids to a halt. Gesturing, she forms a small ball of ice and throws it through the center of the steam.

21 vs PD, 5 cold damage.

10:09, Today: Zanne rolled 5 using 1d6+3.  Chaos Bolt.
10:08, Today: Zanne rolled 21 using 1d20+8.  To hit!

Gilad Rott
 player, 226 posts
 The Bard
 HP: 16/45 Rec: 0/9
Thu 26 Nov 2015
at 01:08
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Even knowing he'll be burned by the elemental's scalding steam, Gilad gives a mighty cry and charges forward, slashing his sabre through the cloud.

Activating Halo, for +2 to Gilad's defenses until hit, and Song of Heroes for +1 to the party's attacks until Gilad's next turn.

(Ignore the Song of Heroes recharge roll in the dice roller; thought I used it last combat, but I looked back over the posts and it was Song of Aid.)

Melee attack for 24 vs AC (forgot to add the +9 bonus to the dice roller; yeah, turkey season is already going to my brain). If that hits, 24 damage to the Steam Elemental before resistance.

Using my Hang Tough battle cry to give Durum 8 temp hp.

Gilad Rott rolled 15 using 1d20 with rolls of 15.  Melee attack.
Gilad Rott rolled 24 using 3d8+5 with rolls of 6,6,7.  Melee damage.

Durum Stoneguard
 player, 188 posts
 Dwarf, Druid; AC 18
 HP: 38+8/45; Rec: 3/9
Sat 28 Nov 2015
at 22:08
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Durum barrels forward and strikes at the elemental with his stone warhammer. He calls on the power of earth and stone and his wounds heal somewhat being sealed by living stone.

OOC Attack 19 vs AC for 19 damage, or 3 damage on a miss. He triggers Warrior's Blessing to heal his wounds. And I'm noting the temp hit points from Gilad.
  13:03, Today: Durum Stoneguard rolled 19 using 1d20+7.  Warhammer (attack).
  13:03, Today: Durum Stoneguard rolled 19 using 3d8+3.  Warhammer (damage).
  13:04, Today: Durum Stoneguard rolled 6 using 1d6.  Warrior's Blessing (heal).

The Empire
 GM, 519 posts
Mon 30 Nov 2015
at 11:15
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Zanne, Gilad and Durum take the rest of the elemental apart between them, and the scalding hot steam cools before it can do any real damage. The way to the tower is open, but you see dozens more elementals streaming out of the imploding hellhole behind you...

Shakru and Sigmund, you actually didn't take the 8HP proximity damage as the elemental was killed before the end of round. Adjusting stats thread.
Sigmund
 player, 281 posts
 Human Fighter
 HP: 53/59 Rec:4/9
Mon 30 Nov 2015
at 14:30
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
"Thank you!" shouts Sigmund as he barrels along, pushing on toward the gate...
Zanne
 player, 153 posts
 Human Sorcerer
 R 4/9 HP 31/40
Tue 1 Dec 2015
at 22:22
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
"Remember, a barrel full of gems," Zanne shouts back as she follows.
Shakru
 player, 205 posts
 Half-orc barbarian
 Hits 45 / 38 rec: 5/4
Wed 2 Dec 2015
at 07:37
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Shakru grunted his gratitude to the others and picked up the pace
The Empire
 GM, 520 posts
Wed 2 Dec 2015
at 11:09
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Following Sigmund's lead, the party rushes down to the cellar ahead of the approaching maelstrom. The tower is deserted, and once you enter the ancient portal chamber at its base you see why:the gate is open, the garrison evidently having retreated back to Brooken...
Durum Stoneguard
 player, 189 posts
 Dwarf, Druid; AC 18
 HP: 38+8/45; Rec: 3/9
Thu 3 Dec 2015
at 00:52
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Durum lags behind the rest of the group watching for any threats coming from behind. When he sees the portal, he smiles. "We should probably head through. I doubt this place will remain safe for long," he says.
Sigmund
 player, 282 posts
 Human Fighter
 HP: 53/59 Rec:4/9
Sat 5 Dec 2015
at 03:18
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Sigmund nods and runs in!
The Empire
 GM, 521 posts
Tue 8 Dec 2015
at 07:07
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Sigmund runs into the portal, which swallows him eagerly and then expands at a rapid rate to engulf the rest of the party...

OK folks, time to level up. Will also need your relationship rolls. And Vethryn, have you got your new character all prepared? Once your done let me know.