Chapter Two: Back to Brooken.   Posted by The Empire.Group: 0
Shakru
 player, 175 posts
 Half-orc barbarian
 Hits 45 / 31 rec: 5
Sat 16 May 2015
at 09:15
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
"No but it is in our way" replied the barbarian hefting his great axe and eyeing the thing with a cunning smile on his face
Sigmund
 player, 225 posts
 Human Fighter
 HP: 59/59 Rec:5/9
Sun 17 May 2015
at 01:30
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Sigmund snorts. "It looks a bit harder to chop down than a tree."
Zanne
 player, 123 posts
 Human Sorcerer
 R 9/9 HP 30/40
Sun 17 May 2015
at 01:34
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
"So you'll have to put your back into it, your royal heroness," Zanne gestures to it with a grin. "Shall we? After you, of course."
Sigmund
 player, 226 posts
 Human Fighter
 HP: 59/59 Rec:5/9
Sun 17 May 2015
at 01:41
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Sigmund blinks. "Seriously? That's it for a plan? Can't anyone distract it while we run up or something?"
Gilad Rott
 player, 197 posts
 The Bard
 HP: 43/45 Recoveries: 4/9
Sun 17 May 2015
at 05:52
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
"First things first, we need to cut ourselves an entrance through their stockade." Gilad muses. "Preferably without drawing their ire." he looks over at Shakru as he says the last part. "Plenty of time for a brawl later, but taking down those ballistae's our top priority..."

If no one suggests otherwise, Gilad continues towards the stockade, crouching low and trying to keep out of sight of the war machines...
Vander
 player, 163 posts
 AC-18, PD-19, MD-14
 HP-45/42 Recovery-8/6
Mon 18 May 2015
at 15:16
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
In reply to Zanne (msg # 284):

"Oh ladies first, as always..." Vander chuckled, and wiggled his fingers at Zanne. Then he sneaked ahead, checking for unpleasent surprises of all kinds. Before he went off, he told the others to wait. "Let me see what I can discover from the shadows."

(OOC-
11:16, Today: Vander rolled 28 using 1d20+16. Dex+Theif+level+magic item for stealth.)

This message was last edited by the player at 15:17, Mon 18 May 2015.

Vethryn
 player, 147 posts
 High Elf Cleric
 HP: 32/32 Rec: 7/8
Mon 18 May 2015
at 19:58
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Vethryn hangs back.  "I won't get in your way, but I'll be there in an instant if something goes wrong," she says.  She gets her spear ready to charge, staying close enough to Vander that she could reach him in a few seconds with a full-out run.

"Easier than sneaking aboard a ship," she mutters to herself.  "At least the ground's not moving."

15:55, Today: Vethryn rolled 20 using 1d20+9. dex + shadow port to sneak, hanging back a bit.

Sigmund
 player, 227 posts
 Human Fighter
 HP: 59/59 Rec:5/9
Tue 19 May 2015
at 19:43
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Sigmund does not sneak as much as he slowly controls the sounds that his armor makes, following others and staying behind cover. He does better than he might have thought--commando operations had taught him well.

Follow Gilad.
15:42, Today: Sigmund rolled 24 using 1d20+6. DEX+Orc War Veteran for sneak.

Zanne
 player, 124 posts
 Human Sorcerer
 R 9/9 HP 30/40
Tue 19 May 2015
at 20:23
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Zanne smiles at Vander. "Like I'm about to let you go wandering off alone," she says. "But you can go first. This time." She follows along with Vethryn.

17 to sneak.

12:18, Today: Zanne rolled 17 using 1d20+10. Street Thief + Dex.

Vander
 player, 164 posts
 AC-18, PD-19, MD-14
 HP-45/42 Recovery-8/6
Tue 19 May 2015
at 20:26
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
In reply to Zanne (msg # 290):

"I knew you could not stand to be away from me!" He quietly chuckled. Then he hurried ahead, just in case she took offense and he got a burned rear end for his silly comments.
Gilad Rott
 player, 198 posts
 The Bard
 HP: 43/45 Recoveries: 4/9
Wed 20 May 2015
at 06:16
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Gilad lets Vander take the lead, knowing this is his area of expertise. The bard proceeds as stealthily as he can manage...

Gilad Rott rolled 19 using 1d20+12 with rolls of 7. DEX Check + Treasure Hunter.
The Empire
 GM, 420 posts
Wed 20 May 2015
at 09:55
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
The party makes it to the stockade without attracting attention. As you close on the compound, you notice the flywheels connecting the ballistae to the main structuring are turning furiously, slowly cranking the device. The vessel is being pulled back as you look on, with only a few minutes left to full wind!

As you get closer still you notice dozens of wispy, spider-like clockwork workers swarming over each vessel.

See Meta for getting over the stockade, posting there shortly.
Zanne
 player, 125 posts
 Human Sorcerer
 R 9/9 HP 30/40
Wed 20 May 2015
at 21:44
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
"Here we go," Zanne quietly whispers a few arcane phrases before shooting a smile at Vander. "Try to keep up," she says and leaps into the air, skimming the top of the barrier and landing lightly on the other side.

Casting Dragon Leap and flying over the stockade.
Vander
 player, 166 posts
 AC-18, PD-19, MD-14
 HP-45/42 Recovery-8/6
Wed 20 May 2015
at 22:00
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
"Well, just because you are pretty, smart, and magical there is no need to show off. Oh wait-that is PERCISELY the reason to show off. Crap..." He snaps his fingers. He then fades away into the shadows, only to reappear on the other side of the barrier after Zanne has already got there.
Gilad Rott
 player, 199 posts
 The Bard
 HP: 43/45 Recoveries: 4/9
Thu 21 May 2015
at 06:24
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
"Nicely done, lovebirds!" Gilad mutters to Vander and Zanne as he joins them in the stockade, nimbly contorting his way through the barrier.

"We should make for one of the ballistae. Get a start on tearing apart their arsenal before the war machines catch on."

Gilad Rott rolled 30 using 1d20+12 with rolls of 18. DEX Check + Treasure Hunter.
Vethryn
 player, 148 posts
 High Elf Cleric
 HP: 32/32 Rec: 7/8
Thu 21 May 2015
at 20:27
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
"First, let's see if the rest can cross without attracting attention."  She pauses, reappearing on the other side.  "Very bad things happen if I try that trick more than once every few minutes.  And if the rest don't get over safely life might get very interesting.  And I fear we may be starting to bore Ushug."


Using Highblood Teleport
Sigmund
 player, 229 posts
 Human Fighter
 HP: 59/59 Rec:5/9
Fri 22 May 2015
at 21:10
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Without the pretty magical means that the others rely on, Sigmund starts springing up to his destination, moving with relative grace but, more importantly, with power and training...

17:09, Today: Sigmund rolled 26 using 1d20+11. Storming the castle!

Durum Stoneguard
 player, 164 posts
 Dwarf, Druid; AC 18
 HP: 35/45; Rec: 3/9
Sat 23 May 2015
at 04:26
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
20:21, Today: Durum Stoneguard rolled 19 using 1d20+6. Strength.
20:24, Today: Durum Stoneguard rolled 19 using 1d20+3. Dexterity (Sneaking).


Durum looks at the stockade for a few moments. Finally, with a shrug, he begins climbing. Reaching the top, he crosses over and quickly climbs down. He quickly joins the others.
Shakru
 player, 178 posts
 Half-orc barbarian
 Hits 45 / 31 rec: 5
Tue 26 May 2015
at 06:05
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
OOC :07:04, Today: Shakru rolled 12 using 1d20+8. dex roll
The Empire
 GM, 425 posts
Tue 26 May 2015
at 16:21
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Everyone makes it across but Shakru, who got stuck while trying to sneak through the stockade. He badly cuts himself forcing his way back out.

8HP Damage Shakru and you are still on the outside of the stockade.

The nearest tripods swings ponderously towards you, having spotted you even before Shakru's mishap.

Everyone roll Init!
Vethryn
 player, 150 posts
 High Elf Cleric
 HP: 32/32 Rec: 7/8
Tue 26 May 2015
at 17:46
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Vethryn lets herself relax for a moment as the others make their way across, which it seems was a mistake.

13:44, Today: Vethryn rolled 9 using 1d20+5. initiative.

Vander
 player, 167 posts
 AC-18, PD-19, MD-14
 HP-45/42 Recovery-8/6
Tue 26 May 2015
at 19:09
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
In reply to The Empire (msg # 301):

(OOC-15:09, Today: Vander rolled 21 using 1d20+11. Initative.)
Sigmund
 player, 230 posts
 Human Fighter
 HP: 59/59 Rec:5/9
Tue 26 May 2015
at 19:34
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Sigmund lets a barrage of colorful metaphors fly as he sees Shakru's situation...

15:34, Today: Sigmund rolled 18 using 2d20+5, dropping the lowest dice only. Initiative.

Zanne
 player, 127 posts
 Human Sorcerer
 R 5/9 HP 40/40
Tue 26 May 2015
at 20:12
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
Zanne spared a minute to grin at Vander, before whipping around as the tripods began to move.

12:10, Today: Zanne rolled 24 using 2d20+6, dropping the lowest dice only. Init.
Gilad Rott
 player, 200 posts
 The Bard
 HP: 43/45 Recoveries: 4/9
Wed 27 May 2015
at 02:54
Re: Chapter Two: Back to Brooken
"And we were doing so well, tsk tsk..." Gilad shakes his head, bracing himself for a fight...

Gilad Rott rolled 23 using 1d20+7. Initiative.