A4 S1: Separate Ways.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
Huruyan
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Thu 16 Jun 2016
at 14:40
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In reply to Kumahl (msg # 50):

"Whew, that was close. How are you doing, Kumahl?" Huruyan then gives his clan brother a big hug. "That was good thinking Kumahl!"
Kumahl
 player, 443 posts
Thu 16 Jun 2016
at 20:31
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In reply to Huruyan (msg # 51):

"I survived my encounter with the Invisible One, but only because I threw my bolos." Pointing to the empty spot on his belt. "One tangled on his leg and allowed me to follow him. It ran after I lit the dried grasses and stuff on top of the ruin."

Pausing to gather his breath, Kumahl says, "We have alot more Hlyss out there than what we were engaged with. Were you able to find anything down here?"
Lord Seer Epengar
Fri 17 Jun 2016
at 10:39
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"Where is the Lord Captain and the rest of the men?"
"Shouldn't we be helping them?"
"Will they be able to get through the wall of fire?"
GM
 GM, 627 posts
 Past Future
Fri 17 Jun 2016
at 10:44
A4 S1: Separate Ways
The servants and porters crowded in the entrance are nervously eyeing the wounded warriors and the darkness below.

The ones that had followed Huruyan down before still have their lanterns but had put them out.
The others ask about the supplies that had been left in the tent and pavilion.
Huruyan
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Fri 17 Jun 2016
at 13:14
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In reply to GM (msg # 54):

"Supplies!,Kumahl, you ran around the whole place out there, did you see any of our supplies that we might be able to grab quickly?"
GM
 GM, 628 posts
 Past Future
Fri 17 Jun 2016
at 17:02
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In the clearing, the tent to the right of the entrance seems untouched.
On the left the partially burnt remains of supplies are spread in a swath.

Beyond the flames and in the smoke nothing is clear.
Huruyan
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Fri 17 Jun 2016
at 21:13
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In reply to GM (msg # 56):

"Quickly, you 3 come with me to retrieve whatever we can from the tent to the right." Huruyan has picked the 3 least wounded fighter he can see, then leads them out and toward the tent to the right.
GM
 GM, 629 posts
 Past Future
Sat 18 Jun 2016
at 11:39
A4 S1: Separate Ways
The volunteered soldiers turn the the nearby servants, "You servants, follow us and pick up whatever food and equipment you can."

With that everyone rushed out behind Huruyan.

The soldiers had to keep reminding the servants to grab supplies and not just watch the smoke for attackers.

It looked like just enough food supplies for a few days were able to be recovered.
Huruyan noticed a couple of servants picking up valuables instead of survival staples.
Huruyan
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Wed 22 Jun 2016
at 09:06
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In reply to GM (msg # 58):

"Just collect food, that is what we need." Huruyan then takes a look out through the back of the tent that had been sliced open.
GM
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 Past Future
Wed 22 Jun 2016
at 10:49
A4 S1: Separate Ways
The fires were beginning to die down a little when all the servants returned to the entrance with their hands full of supplies.

The entrance was very crowded and hard to move without bumping into something or someone.
Lord Seer Epengar
Wed 22 Jun 2016
at 10:51
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"What about the Lord Captain?"

"Where is he?"

"Why are you not helping him fight the Hylss?"

"What are we all doing here?"
Kumahl
 player, 444 posts
Wed 22 Jun 2016
at 15:20
A4 S1: Separate Ways
"The Lord Captain has fallen." Pointing to a space before the burning ground and brush, Kumahl gestured, "He died defending and fought valiantly. It took several Hlyss to bring him down."

Stepping aside for the servants, "Huruyan, are there rooms down here we can defend or secure?"

Heading back up, Kumahl surveyed the lull. Grabbing large windfall to drag in front of the entry way, "Huruyan, any oil we can spare?"
Huruyan
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Thu 23 Jun 2016
at 01:00
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In reply to Kumahl (msg # 62):

"I'm not sure what we have, we need to look. There is plenty of room below, however the Qol are still down there unless there is another way out. If we go down again everyone has to be careful not to step on the marked stair or they collapse into a ramp and you wind up sliding to the bottom."

This message was last edited by the player at 01:03, Thu 23 June 2016.

Lord Seer Epengar
Sat 25 Jun 2016
at 13:14
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"The Qol will listen to me," Lord Seer says with assertion.
"We don't need to worry about them unless we have to force them to defend themselves."

"Wasn't there an opening to the left without Qol?"
"Not sure how far it goes but it may lead to another exit."
Huruyan
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Sat 25 Jun 2016
at 21:25
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In reply to Lord Seer Epengar (msg # 64):

"Yes, there may be other exits, we just don't know because we didn't get that far in our investigations. Lord Seer, can you block this entrance for long enough for us to find out about other exits and where the Qol may or may not be?"
Lord Seer Epengar
Sat 25 Jun 2016
at 21:57
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"I can block the entrance for a short time."
Long enough to verify if the Qol are still on the other side but, certainly not long enough for exploring."
Huruyan
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Tue 28 Jun 2016
at 21:07
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In reply to Lord Seer Epengar (msg # 66):

"Well, Kumahl it looks like we will have to finish with the Hylss. Do you have any ideas that you think will make it easier and or more likely for our survival?"
Kumahl
 player, 445 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 01:53
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"Trap them at the bottom of the ramp. One or two at a time works better than five or more. Secure the porters in a room further down."

"Ball and chain works best. Spears and swords. Get them on their backs and we can gain the advantage."
Huruyan
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Thu 30 Jun 2016
at 17:48
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In reply to Kumahl (msg # 68):

"Yes, that sounds good, we go down and when they try to follow the ramp trap sends them down on their backs and we have an advantage!" Then quietly to Kumahl,"the only problem I forsee is with them having 4 legs they might not fall, but it is certainly worth a try."

This message was last edited by the player at 17:52, Thu 30 June 2016.

Kumahl
 player, 446 posts
Thu 30 Jun 2016
at 19:07
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"Maybe string a rope and anchor it about three feet up the stair/ramp. Close lining the Hlyss should almost guarantee they end up on their backs. Post men on either side of the hallway. North side closer to the ramp by two feet and staggered by three feet apart. Use those balls and chains and smash hard and fast."
Huruyan
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Thu 30 Jun 2016
at 21:03
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In reply to Kumahl (msg # 70):

"I like that idea however I don't think it will be possible, here's why." At this point Huruyan draws a sketch of what was discovered before the battle with the Hylss. "As you can see there isn't any place to attach the rope. Lord Seer, could you please make sure that the entrance is defended while Kumahl and I discuss strategy."

This message was last edited by the player at 21:05, Thu 30 June 2016.

Kumahl
 player, 447 posts
Thu 30 Jun 2016
at 21:07
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In reply to Huruyan (msg # 71):

"Then space the men from the end of the ramp further apart, so they can swing down at the Hlyss as they slide down, thereby guaranteeing that they are indeed on their backs. Should be able to get four men on the Hlyss. Have them strike for arms and legs. Remind them that Lord Captain fell giving us a chance to defend, fight, and overcome."
Lord Seer Epengar
Thu 30 Jun 2016
at 22:39
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"I have my spell at the ready in case any enemies approach."

Said while nervously glancing around and standing behind a servant.
GM
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 Past Future
Thu 30 Jun 2016
at 22:48
A4 S1: Separate Ways
Outside the fire has diminished into separate clumps and the smoke has become streamers.
Kumahl
 player, 449 posts
Fri 1 Jul 2016
at 04:06
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In reply to GM (msg # 74):

"Huruyan, the fires are dying. The smoke is in tendrils. Prepare the men. Lord Seer and everyone else follow me."

Kumahl leads the servants, porters, and Lord Seer to the Northern Hallway, through the collapse or ruins. Then heads back to where he can keep an eye on both parties.

This message was last edited by the GM at 10:47, Fri 01 July 2016.