Chapter Four: The Final Empire.   Posted by The Empire.Group: 0
Durum Stoneguard
 player, 227 posts
 Dwarf, Druid; AC 21
 HP: 80/80; Rec: 10/10
Sun 8 Jul 2018
at 18:18
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
OOC Initiative 11
  10:17, Today: Durum Stoneguard rolled 11 using 1d20+5 with rolls of 6.  Initiative.

Gilad Rott
 player, 392 posts
 The Bard
 HP: 72/72 Rec: 9/9
Sun 8 Jul 2018
at 20:53
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
Gilad Rott rolled 24 using 1d20+8 with rolls of 16. Initiative.
Zanne
 player, 282 posts
 Human Sorcerer
 R 9/9 HP 64/64
Mon 9 Jul 2018
at 07:09
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
23:09, Today: Zanne rolled 28 using 2d20+8, dropping the lowest dice only with rolls of 20,4.  Init.
Shakru
 player, 294 posts
 Half-orc barbarian
 Hits 45 / 38 rec: 5/4
Wed 11 Jul 2018
at 12:07
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
Ooc

13:06, Today: Shakru rolled 23 using 1d20+8 with rolls of 15.  Initiative

The Empire
 GM, 856 posts
Wed 11 Jul 2018
at 12:27
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
The guards hesitate for a second, but then the sergeant leaps forward with an oath and his men follow suit.

Round 1. Init Order: Zanne, Gilad, Sarge, Shakru, Vander, Guards, Durum. Escalation dice +0.

12 guards, 1 sergeant, all nearby.

Zanne
 player, 283 posts
 Human Sorcerer
 R 9/9 HP 64/64
Thu 12 Jul 2018
at 04:08
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
"Never works!" Zanne brings her wand up in a wide arc, letting a burst of magic fly as she does so.

Chaos pulse attacks a random enemy, so GMs call who it hits. 30 vs PD, 22 thunder damage.
20:03, Today: Zanne rolled 4 using 1d4 with rolls of 4.  Damage type.
20:03, Today: Zanne rolled 22 using 3d10+4 with rolls of 10,1,7.  Damage.
20:01, Today: Zanne rolled 30 using 1d20+11 with rolls of 19.  Attack.

Gilad Rott
 player, 393 posts
 The Bard
 HP: 72/72 Rec: 9/9
Thu 12 Jul 2018
at 21:36
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
"Pity. Have at you, gentlemen!" the bard booms, drawing his sabre with a flourish and lunging in with a stab at the sergeant.


Gilad uses Hallo for +2 defenses until hit, and Song of Heroes for +1 to our attacks and saves until my next turn. Melee attack vs the sergeant, 28 vs AC, 39 damage on a hit. Hit or miss, the Hang Tough battle cry grants 4 bonus hp to Shakru.

Gilad Rott rolled 28 using 1d20+11 with rolls of 17.  Melee attack.
Gilad Rott rolled 39 using 5d8+9 with rolls of 6,8,2,6,8.  Damage.

The Empire
 GM, 857 posts
Fri 13 Jul 2018
at 10:07
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
Zanne's thunder magic arcs into one of the guards, leaving him bloodied but still standing. Gilad's killing blow smashes against the sergeant's armour, which deflects the powerful attack. His longsword riposte is easily dodged by Gilad.

FYI the guards have a certain amount of free uses of the Well Armoured ability (Ignore all damage from a hit (but not a crit) against AC.).

Shakru and Vander, you are up next.

Vander
 player, 356 posts
 AC-20, PD-21, MD-16
 HP-72/72, Recovery-8/8
Fri 13 Jul 2018
at 12:07
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
Vander is gone from sight...but not for long...

(OOC:
08:06, Today: Vander rolled 21 using 1d20+13 with rolls of 8.  Shadow Walk.

If that fails to hit the highest MD, Vander can use his full round normally. Otherwise he vanishes from the game'board' until next round.)

Shakru
 player, 295 posts
 Half-orc barbarian
 Hits 45 / 42 rec: 5/4
Tue 17 Jul 2018
at 20:20
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
Subtly was never the half orc's talent and this moment was no exception.

Stepping forward towards the guards the huge barbarian simple swung his battle axe in one limb slicing arc

Ooc

21:16, Today: Shakru rolled 30 using 1d20+10 with rolls of 20.  Axe attack.

21:19, Today: Shakru rolled 28 using 3d10+7 with rolls of 8,3,10.  Damage

The Empire
 GM, 858 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 11:40
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
Shakru's axe blow almost cuts one of the guards in half. The rest charge the party and engage, three to one.

Gilad takes a blow from the sergeant and one soldier, Durum is also wounded twice as is Shakru. Zanne does not take a scratch.

Gilad is engages with the sergeant and two others, everyone else is engaged with 3 soldiers. One of Zanne's opponents is bloodied.

Gilad 26 damage
Durum 24 Damage
Shakru 16 damage

Durum, you are up.

Durum Stoneguard
 player, 228 posts
 Dwarf, Druid; AC 21
 HP: 56/80; Rec: 10/10
Sat 21 Jul 2018
at 20:05
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
Durum takes the hits with his usual stoic silence. His hammer strikes out at one of the soldiers who hit him. As he does so the power of Earth flows through him partially healing both Gilad's wounds and his own.

OOC Warhammer attack 18 19 to hit vs. AC; 34 damage on a hit, 5 damage on a miss.
  An even roll triggers Warrior's Blessing, healing both Durum and Gilad 9 hit points.
  11:59, Today: Durum Stoneguard rolled 18 using 1d20+8 with rolls of 10.  Warhammer (attack).
  12:01, Today: Durum Stoneguard rolled 34 using 5d8+6 with rolls of 7,5,6,6,4.  Warhammer (damage).
  12:02, Today: Durum Stoneguard rolled 9 using 1d6+6 with rolls of 3.  Warrior's Blessing (healing).

Edit: I forgot to include the +1 to attack from Gilad.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:11, Sat 21 July 2018.

The Empire
 GM, 859 posts
Tue 24 Jul 2018
at 08:40
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
Durum's blow is turned aside by the guard's armour.

Another use of the Well Armoured power.

Round 2. Init Order: Zanne, Gilad, Sarge, Shakru, Vander, Guards, Durum. Escalation dice +1.

Everyone except Vander is engaged with 3 opponents.

Zanne & Gilad, you are up!

Zanne
 player, 284 posts
 Human Sorcerer
 R 9/9 HP 64/64
Tue 24 Jul 2018
at 09:22
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
Zanne is too busy cursing at the guards to correctly focus on her targeting.

I doubt a 15 hits his PD, but if it does 23 damage. On a miss, she does 5 fire damage to the guard.
01:17, Today: Zanne rolled 2 using 1d4 with rolls of 2.  Damage type.
01:16, Today: Zanne rolled 23 using 3d10+4 with rolls of 10,6,3.  Damage
01:14, Today: Zanne rolled 15 using 1d20+12 with rolls of 3. S.

Gilad Rott
 player, 394 posts
 The Bard
 HP: 55/72 Rec: 9/9
Sun 29 Jul 2018
at 21:37
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
The bard grimaces beneath the rain of blows, but does not break his chant. Ducking under their swings, Gilad bounds forward with another stab into the sergeant's chest.


Song of Heroes persists for another round, +1 attack and saves for the party. Melee attack hits the sarge for 30 damage if his deflection's used up; either way, Hang Tough battle cry gives 4 temp hp to Durum.

Gilad Rott rolled 20 using 1d20 with rolls of 20.  Sustain song.
Gilad Rott rolled 25 using 1d20+12 with rolls of 13.  Melee attack.
Gilad Rott rolled 30 using 5d8+9 with rolls of 2,3,2,7,7.  Damage.

The Empire
 GM, 863 posts
Wed 8 Aug 2018
at 06:00
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
One of the troops throws himself into the path of Gilad's blade and takes the hit, almost gutting himself. The sargeant's riposte is easily turned aside by the bard.

Shakru and Vander, you are up.
Vander
 player, 359 posts
 AC-20, PD-21, MD-16
 HP-72/72, Recovery-8/8
Wed 8 Aug 2018
at 14:14
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
Vander appears among Zanne's foes. Stabbing one under the armpit, the other in the neck. Both wounds start bleeding horribly.

OOC:

Using Bleeding strike and shadow walk sneak attack. Got lucky with my elven grace and got a second attack off. To hit rolls of 3031 with bard bonus vs AC and 2223 with bard bonus vs AC.

Target 1 takes 70 damage.

Target 2 takes 74 damage

Both victims will take double damage (added in above) and then suffer d4x5 points of ongoing bleeding damage (not effected by doubling.) on the start of their rounds.

10:09, Today: Vander rolled 24,7 using 4d8+6,3d6 with rolls of 1,1,8,8,1,4,2.  Damage before doubling from sneak attack.

10:15, Today: Vander rolled 4 using 1d8 with rolls of 4.  extra die forgotten on damage roll 1.

10:08, Today: Vander rolled 22 using 1d20+12 with rolls of 10.  Second blow from elven grace on second Zanne foe.

10:08, Today: Vander rolled 1 using 1d6 with rolls of 1.  Elven grace.

10:08, Today: Vander rolled 24,7 using 4d8+6,3d6 with rolls of 6,6,3,3,1,5,1.  Sneak attack damage before doubling.

10:15, Today: Vander rolled 6 using 1d8 with rolls of 6.  extra die forgotten on damage roll 2.

10:06, Today: Vander rolled 30 using 1d20+12 with rolls of 18.  Sneak attack on most injured Zanne Foe.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:49, Wed 08 Aug 2018.

Shakru
 player, 296 posts
 Half-orc barbarian
 Hits 45 / 42 rec: 5/4
Sun 12 Aug 2018
at 18:34
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
Shakru felt his blood raising he swung his axe at the next guard letting the red must fall over his eyes

Ooc

19:32, Today: Shakru rolled 7 using 2d20 with rolls of 2,5.  Add +10 to the highest roll. Total 15
19:34, Today: Shakru rolled 26 using 5d10+8 with rolls of 7,1,3,4,3.  Damage


The Empire
 GM, 864 posts
Mon 13 Aug 2018
at 10:32
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
Zanne's blast singes one of her opponent, but he avoids the worst of the damage. Vander's surprise attack kills two of the guards fighting Zanne outright. They both collapse is a pool of blood. Shakru's blow is turned away by the guards armour.

Another use of well armoured.

The guards continue to press their attack, face grim and determined but also fearful.
Gilad, Durum and Shakru are all wounded.

7HP damage Gilad, Durum and Shakru.

9 guards and one sergeant left, all engaged.

Durum, you are up, then Zanne and Gilad for the next round.

Durum Stoneguard
 player, 230 posts
 Dwarf, Druid; AC 21
 HP: 58/80; Rec: 10/10
Tue 14 Aug 2018
at 02:39
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
Durum strikes at the same soldier again. A surge of nature's power strengthens the attack.

OOC: Trigger Ancestral Guidance on this attack. This recharges all of Durum's Flexible Attacks. Attack 16 vs. AC; 26 damage on a hit; 11 damage on a miss.
  18:35, Today: Durum Stoneguard rolled 16 using 1d20+9 with rolls of 7.  Warhammer (attack).
  18:38, Today: Durum Stoneguard rolled 26 using 5d8+12 with rolls of 1,1,5,6,1.  Warhammer (damage).

The Empire
 GM, 865 posts
Sat 18 Aug 2018
at 08:22
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
Durum's glancing blow none the less staggers his opponent.

Round 3. Init Order: Zanne, Gilad, Sarge, Shakru, Vander, Guards, Durum. Escalation dice +2.

9 guards and one sergeant left, all engaged.

Zanne and Gilad, you are up!

Zanne
 player, 285 posts
 Human Sorcerer
 R 9/9 HP 64/64
Sat 18 Aug 2018
at 09:00
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
Zanne lets more fire fly, this time most of it glancing off a shield.

Another miss with Chaos Pulse, this time 11 damage.
00:58, Today: Zanne rolled 22 using 3d10+4 with rolls of 10,2,6.
00:56, Today: Zanne rolled 15 using 1d20+13 with rolls of 2.

Gilad Rott
 player, 395 posts
 The Bard
 HP: 48/72 Rec: 9/9
Sun 19 Aug 2018
at 21:58
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
"All your men ready to fall on their swords for you?" Gilad snorts to the sergeant, shaking his head as he pushes aside the soldier who took his last stab. "Shan't have any left at this rate." with dogged persistance, the bard leaps forward with another strike at the leader of their foes.


Song of Heroes persists for another round of +1 to attacks/saves, melee attack deals 34 damage to the sarge if it hits. Pull it Together battle cry lets Shakru spend a recovery and get +3d6 hp if he wants.

Gilad Rott rolled 10 using 1d20 with rolls of 10.  Sustain song.
Gilad Rott rolled 27 using 1d20+13 with rolls of 14.  Melee attack.
Gilad Rott rolled 34 using 5d8+9 with rolls of 6,7,4,3,5.  Damage.

The Empire
 GM, 866 posts
Tue 21 Aug 2018
at 15:43
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
Gilad stabs the sergeant in the thigh, causing a grimace of pain and frustration. His riposte is easily parried.

Shakru & Vander, you're up.
Vander
 player, 360 posts
 AC-20, PD-21, MD-16
 HP-72/72, Recovery-8/8
Tue 21 Aug 2018
at 16:25
Re: Chapter Four: The Final Empire
In reply to The Empire (msg # 153):

Vander does a throat strike to the remaining Foe on Zanne, causing him to be dazed due to the sudden blow. Once he was blinking back stars in his eyes, Vander throws his dagger at the Sargent, which is headed right between the man's shoulder blades. Hit or miss, the dagger arcs through the air and lands safely back in Vander's hand.

OOC:
12:18, Today: Vander rolled 212 using 1d20+134 with rolls of 8.  Slick feint vs Zanne's foe's MD. Forgot +1 for bard bonus.

If that hits, foe is dazed and Vander gets a secondary attack with +2 to hit.

12:21, Today: Vander rolled 27,13 using 5d8+6,3d6 with rolls of 6,7,2,5,1,4,5,4.  Damage on sarge assuming thrown dagger strikes. Total damage=40.

12:20, Today: Vander rolled 234 using 1d20+156 with rolls of 8.  Secondary slick feint attack via thrown dagger on sarge.