The Common Room.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Percival
 player, 10 posts
Tue 2 Oct 2018
at 17:36
The Common Room
In reply to James (msg # 79):
Percival also readies his axe.
"Gentlemen, shall we give them what for?"
Grimaldi
 player, 233 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Tue 2 Oct 2018
at 21:49
The Common Room
"You are correct, Sir. We indeed have them outmatched, and outnumbered. Sederic's wonderful sword fights by itself, and has a will, all it's own. Be prepared for that...Oh, and
 do mind you don't break their skulls, if you please, Sirs. I want their heads."

Grimaldi guffaws, as he draws steel.
Du Menteur's goon
 NPC, 4 posts
 Brute mercenary
Wed 3 Oct 2018
at 13:52
The Common Room
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 81):

Eying the flying blade, one of the new arrivals yanks on the rope twice. The other three advance.
Grimaldi
 player, 234 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Fri 5 Oct 2018
at 00:51
The Common Room
0:42, Today: Grimaldi rolled 11 using 3d6.  hit location maneuver - 14 (aimed thrust to the vitals).20:46, Today: Grimaldi rolled 4 using 1d6+1.  estoc thrust to vitals x3, if  touché. 1d+1 imp .
Grimaldi made a studied appraisal at one of the thugs that was not engaging the pair of knights, and then lunged!
"Have at you!"

This message was last edited by the player at 12:28, Sun 07 Oct 2018.

Sederic
 player, 150 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Sat 6 Oct 2018
at 23:12
The Common Room
Upon commanding Miekka to fight of it's own accord, he takes a step back and mumbles the incantation to call forth a missile shield around himself. As the spell resolves, a faint glimmer surrounds him. He then commands Mika to fight the man leading the charge. Miekka swings!

Missile Shield: IQ/H [1] 14
19:05, Today: Sederic rolled 12 using 3d6 ((6,4,2)).

Broadsword: 18
19:07, Today: Sederic rolled 10 using 3d6 ((4,2,4)).
Damage roll:
19:10, Today: Sederic rolled 9 using 2d6+3 ((2,4)).
James
 player, 11 posts
 Knight
 of noble lineage
Mon 15 Oct 2018
at 19:59
The Common Room
In reply to Sederic (msg # 84):

Grimaldi's blade barely pierces the scale armor, but does draw blood.

Meika chops into another goon's arm, cutting through the scales armor and cleaving into the bone. His arm hangs limply.

James batters aside a spiked mace with his chield, and cuts deeply into the man's armor with his axe. The wound gushes blood as he withdraws the fine weapon, aznd the man collapses in a spreading pool of blood.

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:50, Tue 16 Oct 2018.

Percival
 player, 11 posts
Wed 17 Oct 2018
at 00:01
The Common Room
In reply to James (msg # 85):

Following his partner's tactics, Percival bats away a mace with his shield, and drives his axe into the brute's chest, splitting the scales of his armor, and forcing the man back, where he promptly falls over.

He points at the one uninjured brute
"Call forth your champion!"
Grimaldi
 player, 236 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Wed 17 Oct 2018
at 14:28
The Common Room
Grimaldi goes over to the fallen thugs and administers coup de grâces ruthlessly. With a cold expression, he raises one fallen man's head by his hair, in his mailed-fist, whilst speaking a word of power: "Imputresco!..."
10:22, Today: Grimaldi rolled 14 using 3d6 ((5,3,6)). decay spell ~ 14
The flesh, begins to rapidly decay, and foul liquids spill from the head's orifices onto the ground, until the skull can be pulled free, with a firm yank, off the corpse's shoulders.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:11, Sun 21 Oct 2018.

Du Menteur's goon
 NPC, 5 posts
 Brute mercenary
Wed 17 Oct 2018
at 17:47
The Common Room
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 87):

The remaing man backs over toward the rope, and yanks on it three times.
Heavy footsteps xan be heard behind the door...
Du Menteur's Champion
 NPC, 1 post
 Strange warrior
Wed 17 Oct 2018
at 17:52
The Common Room
In reply to Du Menteur's goon (msg # 88):

A massive woman in scale armor, over seven feet tall, carrying a spiked maul and wearing a necklace of human fingers pushes through the door and ducks under it to step out.

It is not that she is ugly, for her features are mildly unpleasant in that something seems off about them, but there is something thoughroughly unwholesome and unnatural about her very presence.

The brute, who seemed unaffected by the brutal deaths of his fellows, wets himself as she approaches.


Fright checks for everyone!
Grimaldi
 player, 237 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Wed 17 Oct 2018
at 18:08
The Common Room
13:55, Today: Grimaldi rolled 10 using 3d6.  fright check! ~ will 14 (+2 combat reflexes,+1 cool) = 17.
Grimaldi is unfazed, and continues his coup de grâces, and casting.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:19, Wed 17 Oct 2018.

James
 player, 12 posts
 Knight
 of noble lineage
Wed 17 Oct 2018
at 21:38
The Common Room
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 9)
Missile spells are not instantaneous; you need to cast the spell, and can add up to one energy point per level of magery per second up to 3 seconds; when you are finished with the amount of charge you want to put in in, then you make a roll with innate attack to launch it, and if it hits and is not dodged, then roll damage.

The putrefication is going to take a few seconds as well: one second per coup de grace, then the casting, then the rotting happens after that,

James, although stricken and his face twitching, notices you casting the spell and calls out

"The champion has arrived, let us.. decide who shall take it on.. in single combat? Percival, are you up for this... I am not one to stike a woman..."

This message was lightly edited by the GM at 21:38, Wed 17 Oct 2018.

Percival
 player, 12 posts
Wed 17 Oct 2018
at 21:40
The Common Room
In reply to James (msg # 91):

The other knight is not as stricken as his companion.

"I will fight her, if this eager magus does not wish to fight her in single combat."
Grimaldi
 player, 238 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Wed 17 Oct 2018
at 22:10
The Common Room
OOC: sorry, indeed got a little ahead of myself. retconned.(the two slain at this point, and one more round, til the skull is fully putrified, I reckon?)
"Take heart! I'll support you with magic, Sir...unless your code forbids my assistance?"
Grimaldi smiled ruthlessly, as he thrust his estoc into the next of the fallen, and twisted it gruesomely.
"No time for hindsight Sirs, but perhaps we should have done this.. my way? With all respect, if we survive this, perhaps you'll learn discretion is the better part of valor."

This message was last edited by the player at 02:19, Thu 18 Oct 2018.

Du Menteur's Champion
 NPC, 2 posts
 Strange warrior
Thu 18 Oct 2018
at 01:18
The Common Room
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 93):

The large and disturbing woman looks at what Grimaldi is doing with the head and tilts her head in interest. She rolls her eyes back toward Percival and smiles in a disturbing manner, and hefts her maul into a ready position.
"tHiS 0nE?"
James
 player, 13 posts
 Knight
 of noble lineage
Thu 18 Oct 2018
at 02:54
The Common Room
In reply to Percival (msg # 92):

"I shall like to help as well, however a champion must be fought by a champion, and you are mine."

This message was last edited by the GM at 15:07, Fri 19 Oct 2018.

Grimaldi
 player, 240 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Fri 19 Oct 2018
at 15:01
The Common Room
Grimaldi ripped the now empty and whitened skull free from the man's shoulders, with a sickening pop. The body slumps onto it's belly with a wet thud, and fresh blood pours from neck, mingling with the puddle of putrescent and liquified, brain matter upon the ground, as Grimaldi placed the skull in his bag.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:31, Fri 19 Oct 2018.

Narrator
 GM, 5529 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 19 Oct 2018
at 15:29
The Common Room
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 96):

This combat will be individual, between Percival thd the champion.
She has a slightly higher level of basic speed, however she must ready her oversized weapon for a round before she can attack, so her move this round is to ready her weapon.

Axes suffer this penalty as well, becoming unreadied after being used. If Percival uses his sword instead, he can attack each round, as well as defend.

She looks like she can hit very hard, hard enough that significant dammage can peneteate even the mail Percival is wearing. Her armor can absorb damage as well.

She is unnatural, and that might justify a general melee with the four of you.
Grimaldi
 player, 241 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Fri 19 Oct 2018
at 16:14
The Common Room
In reply to Narrator (msg # 97):
OOC: can Grimaldi do a thaumatolgy roll, to suss out her supernatural nature?
Narrator
 GM, 5532 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 19 Oct 2018
at 17:20
The Common Room
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 98):

Occult at a -4 penalty would be better, but you need more information.
Sederic
 player, 152 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Fri 19 Oct 2018
at 18:49
The Common Room
Will: 13
14:39, Today: Sederic rolled 6 using 3d6 ((1,2,3)).

Sederic steels himself. He backs away and consults his knowledge of the occult for any information that may be helpful about this fowl creature.

Occultism: IQ/A [1] 12 -4
14:48, Today: Sederic rolled 11 using 3d6 ((3,5,3)).
Narrator
 GM, 5534 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 19 Oct 2018
at 20:37
The Common Room
In reply to Sederic (msg # 100):

Sederic holds his own against the unnatural fear projected by the champion, but cannot discern what it is that makes her very presence disturbing.

Have we settled on who will fight her, or are we ignoring the rules of Chivalry that bind two of your number?
Grimaldi
 player, 242 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Fri 19 Oct 2018
at 21:28
The Common Room
OOC:We'll attack together, supporting the knights with spells, and meikka.
"This is a most unnatural evil we face, gentleman. Let us all fight together, steel yourselves!"Grimaldi said, trying to rally the knights, as they would be crucial to tactics that would win the day.
Sederic
 player, 153 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Sun 21 Oct 2018
at 04:37
The Common Room
"Stand fast men! Together we can fell this foul beast! I will command Miekka to attack from behind and keep.my distance! I have spells and arrows I can lob!" Sederic speaks loudly, so that the knights can hear.
He backs away and mentally commands miekka to circle round behind the monstrosity and attack with thrusts. After conferring with his telepathic sword, he begins conjuring a fireball, the magical words flowing from his mouth smoothly.

00:37, Today: Sederic rolled 13 using 3d6 ((4,4,5)).
Innate Attack (for fireball): DX/E [4] 16
Grimaldi
 player, 243 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sun 21 Oct 2018
at 14:47
The Common Room
10:37, Today: Grimaldi rolled 11 using 3d6.  spell: lightning ~ 14. (3pt bolt)
10:40, Today: Grimaldi rolled 8 using 3d6.  innate attack ~ 14.

Grimaldi retreated back, and began conjuring up lightning: "Fulmen!"