Zanne & Sigmund: A Fiery Rescue.   Posted by The Empire.Group: 0
Zanne
 player, 225 posts
 Human Sorcerer
 R 3/9 HP 40/48
Mon 30 Jan 2017
at 23:56
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Still tired from the trek through the fire, Zanne reacted a hair slower than her companion. The few remaining shards of cold coalesced around the tip of her wand as she focused a glare on the fire-wielding one.

23!

14:52, Today: Zanne rolled 23 using 2d20+7, dropping the lowest dice only with rolls of 16,2.  Init.

The Empire
 GM, 705 posts
Sat 4 Feb 2017
at 10:48
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
The captain must have been preparing to fire his weapon again just as you emerged, you he manages to let rip with a huge crescent of flaming oil before you can react. Sigmund, Zanne and an unfortunate prisoner are caught in the flames. The prisoner is burned to a crisp, too exhausted to even cry out; he collapses to the ground a smoking corpse.

Zanne and Sigmund, you take 10HP damage and 5 fire ongoing.

Round 1. Init Order: Captain, Sigmund, Zanne, Speedster, Whip.

Sigmund
 player, 448 posts
 AC24 PD 17 MD 14
 HP: 55/70 Rec:9/9
Sat 4 Feb 2017
at 21:06
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Sigmund strides forward with the measured control of a veteran soldier and begins his assault on the captain. His blows are vicious but poorly aimed, but they put Sigmund in a good defensive position...

Engage with Captain, miss for 4 hp damage. Use Defensive Fighting--my AC is currently 24. Successfully save vs. ongoing.

16:04, Today: Sigmund rolled 16 using 1d20 with rolls of 16.  Save vs. ongoing.
16:03, Today: Sigmund rolled 14 using 1d20+8 with rolls of 6.  Attack the Captain!

Zanne
 player, 226 posts
 Human Sorcerer
 R 3/9 HP 40/48
Mon 6 Feb 2017
at 20:35
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Zanne's focus wavers as the wave of fire hits them, and the bolt of power she was gathering flies towards the captain before she's quite ready.

13 cold if 18 vs PD hits, 4 otherwise. Saved vs ongoing.


11:34, Today: Zanne rolled 17 using 1d20 with rolls of 17.  Save.
11:33, Today: Zanne rolled 13 using 3d8+3 with rolls of 3,6,1.  Damage.
11:29, Today: Zanne rolled 17 using 1d20+8 with rolls of 9.

The Empire
 GM, 713 posts
Thu 9 Feb 2017
at 17:46
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Zanne's cold does not greatly hurt the captain, neither does Sigmund's sword.

One of the officers carry a metal whip that crackles and sparks with electricity. From a dozen feet away he lashes out at Zanne, and the barbed whip wraps around he torso while holding her in place, fighting the burning pain.

8HP damage Zanne, you are dazed and stuck.

The second officer moves to attack Sigmund, moving inhumanly fast. He wields a dagger, frantically stabbing at you a dozen times, his arm a blur.

16HP damage Sigmund.

The captain tries to back away from Sigmund, obviously happy to leave the fight to his speedy subordinate, but the man stumbles in his heavy armour. The captain's grandstanding speech remains unsaid as Sigmund gets to lunge at him.

Round 2. Escalation dice: +1. Init Order: Captain, Sigmund, Zanne, Speedster, Whip.

Sigmund, you get an AoO on the captain.

Sigmund
 player, 449 posts
 AC22 PD 17 MD 14
 HP: 47/70 Rec:9/9
Fri 10 Feb 2017
at 05:40
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Sigmund uses his shield to reduce the impact of the officer's blow. He slashes viciously at the retreating captain, wounding the man as he flees. He then turns his attention to the man in front of him but manages only to press the fellow back a bit....

Use Heavy Warrior to cut the damage from that 16 hp hit into 8 hp.

Hit with basic attack on AoO; captain takes 27 damage.

On my turn, probable miss on the second officer for 4 hp; Carve an Opening expands my crit range to 19-20.

21:35, Today: Sigmund rolled 12 using 1d20+9 with rolls of 3.  Attack on my turn.
21:35, Today: Sigmund rolled 26 using 4d8+4 with rolls of 8,1,8,5.  AoO damage.
21:35, Today: Sigmund rolled 27 using 1d20+8 with rolls of 19.  AoO.

Zanne
 player, 227 posts
 Human Sorcerer
 R 1/9 HP 26/48
Fri 10 Feb 2017
at 08:57
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Zanne, trapped and stunned by the electric whip, can only struggle to clear her head.

Rallying for 19 HP.

23:55, Today: Zanne rolled 19 using 4d6+2 with rolls of 1,6,5,5. Rally.

The Empire
 GM, 715 posts
Sun 12 Feb 2017
at 12:57
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Sigmund's riposte skewers the guard captain through the heart, and he slumps to the floor, his final words forever silenced. Evidently without the armour the captain was little more than a civilian. Now the odds are not to the other officers' liking, but they grimly continue the fight.

The dagger-wielding officer continues to stab Sigmund, just managing to punch through his armour. However, the second crack of the whip misses Zanne, who neatly sidesteps the attack in a shower of sparks.

16HP damage Simgund, unless you had a bonus to your AC that round.

Round 3. Escalation dice: +2. Init Order: Sigmund, Zanne, Speedster, Whip.

Sigmund
 player, 450 posts
 AC22 PD 17 MD 14
 HP: 57/70 Rec:8/9
Sun 12 Feb 2017
at 16:19
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Sigmund takes the blow but grits his teeth, his face the picture of resolve. He swings three times hard at the officer in front of him, driving him back toward his other officer through bruises--and then whirls and deals a powerful blow to the whip-wielder!

Tough as Iron to Rally as quick action, healing 26 hp. Then attack, missing for 4 damage and then use Hack n Slash to attack the other officer, hitting for 27 hp damage and increasing crit range by 1 to 18-20 with Carve an Opening.

11:16, Today: Sigmund rolled 27 using 4d8+4 with rolls of 3,8,5,7.  Damage on whip-officer.
11:15, Today: Sigmund rolled 23 using 1d20+10 with rolls of 13.  Hack n Slash on other officer.
11:15, Today: Sigmund rolled 14 using 1d20+10 with rolls of 4.  Attack officer.
11:14, Today: Sigmund rolled 26 using 5d10+3, dropping the lowest dice only with rolls of 2,10,1,8,3.  Tough as Iron Rally (Strong Recovery).

Zanne
 player, 228 posts
 Human Sorcerer
 R 1/9 HP 26/48
Mon 13 Feb 2017
at 20:46
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Zanne dodges the cracking whip, focusing on pulling the magical in the area to her.

Gathering power. 4 damage to the whipholder.

11:44, Today: Zanne rolled 5 using 1d6 with rolls of 5.  Gathering Power benefit.

The Empire
 GM, 717 posts
Sun 19 Feb 2017
at 09:16
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Sigmund's whirling attacks skewers the whip wielder, who drops without a word. The final officer, his face grim, continues the doomed fight, stabbing Sigmund multiple times.

16HP damage Sigmund. Zanne, assume you changed the 4 damage to the speedster.

Round 4. Escalation dice: +3. Init Order: Sigmund, Zanne, Speedster.

Sigmund
 player, 452 posts
 AC22 PD 17 MD 14
 HP: 57/70 Rec:8/9
Mon 20 Feb 2017
at 03:15
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Sigmund laughs at the fresh wounds. "Your feeble attempts will come to nothing. NOTHING!" He assaults the officer with such fury that he drives the man back right into Zanne's line of fire....

Sweetness! Critical hit, use Deadly Assault to total 40 damage after doubling from the critical hit.

22:13, Today: Sigmund rolled 5,1 using 1d8,1d8 with rolls of 5,1.  Deadly Assault--re-rolling the 1 and 2.
22:12, Today: Sigmund rolled 16 using 4d8+4 with rolls of 6,2,1,3.  Damage--double from crit!
22:12, Today: Sigmund rolled 31 using 1d20+11 with rolls of 20.  Fighter attack on Speedy.

This message was last edited by the player at 11:20, Tue 21 Feb 2017.

The Empire
 GM, 722 posts
Mon 20 Feb 2017
at 11:25
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
With a marital flourish Sigmund decapitates the final officer. After a moment's silence the watching crowd starts cheering wildly, and the guards tear off their insignia and join in.
Zanne
 player, 229 posts
 Human Sorcerer
 R 1/9 HP 26/48
Mon 20 Feb 2017
at 19:37
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Zanne lets her power fade and gives a sort of half bow to Sigmund. "Great job hero. Now, our friends?"
Sigmund
 player, 453 posts
 AC22 PD 17 MD 14
 HP: 70/70 Rec:7/9
Tue 21 Feb 2017
at 11:24
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Sigmund holds up one hand as he pulls out a cloth and shoves it into the gap in his armor created by the fallen enemy. He then fastens his armor to help the cloth apply pressure, wincing. The then nods. "Right. Back in."

He turns to the crowd. "Do not let anyone else intimidate you. My friend and I are going to save more people--we will return!"

And, with that, he nodded to Vanne and tried to plunge back into the burning building to rendezvous with the others.

Successfully Rally again without taking a rest to heal up to full. Then move on.
06:19, Today: Sigmund rolled 27 using 5d10+3, dropping the lowest dice only with rolls of 6,8,3,6,4.  Recovery.
06:19, Today: Sigmund rolled 16 using 1d20 with rolls of 16.  Rally attempt.

The Empire
 GM, 724 posts
Sun 26 Feb 2017
at 08:32
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Since your battle has started the facade of the workhouse is wreathed in fire, and the entrance hall has collapsed. You comrades will not be exiting this way, and even with Zanne's magic it would be suicidal to try and get back inside from the main square...
Sigmund
 player, 454 posts
 AC22 PD 17 MD 14
 HP: 70/70 Rec:7/9
Mon 27 Feb 2017
at 18:42
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Sigmund curses vigorously. "We have to find another way in."

He moves over to the guards who have joined with the people. "We need your help. What are other ways in to the basement?"
Zanne
 player, 230 posts
 Human Sorcerer
 R 1/9 HP 26/48
Mon 27 Feb 2017
at 22:28
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
While Sigmund talks to the guards, Zanne opts for another tack, looking around for someone who looks shifty enough to know the unofficial ways into the building.
The Empire
 GM, 729 posts
Sun 5 Mar 2017
at 11:38
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Zanne sees nothing but honesty in the pinched faces of the crowd who still seem not to believe the guards were dispatched so easily. Before Sigmund can get an answer to his question the half dozen guards who had thrown down their weapons move jerkily to retrieve them, their eyes glazed...
Sigmund
 player, 455 posts
 AC22 PD 17 MD 14
 HP: 70/70 Rec:7/9
Mon 6 Mar 2017
at 01:11
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Sigmund curses. "Zanne, brace yourself. The proprietor is possessing more people."

Sigmund shouts, "People of town, please restrain these men! I will knock them unconscious if necessary, but it is better if we disarm them and hold them together. Work together!"
Zanne
 player, 231 posts
 Human Sorcerer
 R 1/9 HP 26/48
Mon 6 Mar 2017
at 19:24
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
"Not now!" Zanne shouts in frustration. "Shouldn't you be packing your bags to run out of town?" she moves as quickly as she can to reach some of the weapons before the puppets- unarmed, they're much less dangerous.
The Empire
 GM, 732 posts
Wed 8 Mar 2017
at 12:09
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Sigmund, make a Cha roll DC15 to spur the townsfolk to action. Skills apply.
Sigmund
 player, 456 posts
 AC22 PD 17 MD 14
 HP: 70/70 Rec:7/9
Wed 8 Mar 2017
at 19:54
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Typical dicebot. Always fails at the critical story moment.
14:53, Today: Sigmund rolled 9 using 1d20+7 with rolls of 2.  CHA + Royal Education.

The Empire
 GM, 733 posts
Thu 9 Mar 2017
at 16:24
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
Don't forget you get one free re-roll per combat, which I will interpret loosely in this case if you want to take one :)
Sigmund
 player, 457 posts
 AC22 PD 17 MD 14
 HP: 70/70 Rec:7/9
Thu 9 Mar 2017
at 20:32
Vander & Zanne: A Strange First Date
The flexibility is appreciated :-)
15:31, Today: Sigmund rolled 20 using 1d20+7 with rolls of 13.  Free re-roll.