A4 S1: Separate Ways.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
 GM, 562 posts
 Past Future
Mon 21 Mar 2016
at 21:25
A4 S1: Separate Ways
Kumahl watched as Huruyan disappeared into the entrance of the stone mound while in the far distance he heard the startling of wild life.

Soon neither would know the fate of the other until they, hopefully, survived to meet again.

Above and Below will have their own topic until rejoined.
GM
 GM, 574 posts
 Past Future
Sat 2 Apr 2016
at 00:38
A4 S1: Separate Ways
Those above heard a disturbance briefly coming from the entrance tunnel and then quiet again.

Later Kumahl heard Lord Seer's voice echoing up the stairs.
"کودکان از Ksarul ما آمده ایم تا شما را از کسانی که شما برای غذا شکار را نجات دهد. برای این مزیت ما نیاز به ارائه برای نشان دادن قدردانی خود را."

This message was last edited by the GM at 13:13, Sat 02 Apr 2016.

GM
 GM, 577 posts
 Past Future
Thu 7 Apr 2016
at 00:23
A4 S1: Separate Ways
Any near the entrance tunnel could hear indistinct yelling from above.
GM
 GM, 587 posts
 Past Future
Wed 20 Apr 2016
at 00:10
A4 S1: Separate Ways
From the ruins entrance Huruyan calls out, "Lord Captain, I bring reinforcements from below. Where do you need us?"
After looking around he adds, "And, where is Kumahl?"
Lord Captain Kureshu
Wed 20 Apr 2016
at 00:20
A4 S1: Separate Ways
"Hunter Huruyan, array yourselves there by the brush."
"Don't let them get behind us."
GM
 GM, 589 posts
 Past Future
Wed 20 Apr 2016
at 00:31
A4 S1: Separate Ways
The half dozen Hlyss charged towards the obstacle and didn't look at all like they would slow down for it.

It was a hideous sight and sound to behold.
The  glittering of their inhuman eyes and the scritch and skitter noise they made as they moved through the sparse brush and weeds.

All the servants were cowering and the sound of their prayers mixed with the sound of the soldiers already engaged.

The clack of chlen hide blades against chitin indicated that blows were falling.
Even bolstered by the presence of the Lord Captain though, they were giving back from the thick ones in front of them.
Kumahl
 player, 420 posts
Wed 20 Apr 2016
at 10:29
A4 S1: Separate Ways
From atop of the ruins, Kumahl shouts "North side of the ruin, brother."
Huruyan
 player, 365 posts
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Thu 21 Apr 2016
at 11:02
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In reply to Kumahl (msg # 7):

Huruyan is confused, being given conflicting instructions. However he had asked the Lord Captain where he was needed and presumably the Captain was more familiar with group actions so Huruyan moved slightly to his left to guard against flanking. Still, Huruyan trusted Kumahl and therefore kept glancing to his right/north.
Kumahl
 player, 421 posts
Thu 21 Apr 2016
at 15:35
A4 S1: Separate Ways
Kumahl shouted down, "Our friend the 'Hidden One' is up here on top of the ruins with me."

With that Kumahl unhooks one of his bolas and makes an attempt to tangle the legs of the 'Hidden One'. Throwing the bolas to the north end of the ruin top.
Huruyan
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Fri 22 Apr 2016
at 10:54
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In reply to Kumahl (msg # 9):

"You mean that invisible bastard? If so you be careful!"
Kumahl
 player, 422 posts
Fri 22 Apr 2016
at 15:48
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"Just the two of us up here."

Hearing the screams of panic and the dieing, Kumahl says "You be careful yourself."
Huruyan
 player, 367 posts
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Fri 22 Apr 2016
at 16:37
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In reply to Kumahl (msg # 11):

Hearing screams etc. Huruyan concentrates on the battle.
GM
 GM, 596 posts
 Past Future
Fri 22 Apr 2016
at 21:30
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In a rush the Hylss sped over the obstacle while barely slowing and three engaged the freshly arrived guards before they could get properly arrayed.

16:24, Today: GM rolled 58 using 6d20 ((6,14,4,20,3,11)).
20:49, Today: GM rolled 5 using 1d6 ((5)).


As Huruyan had held back a little trying to determine what Kumahl was shouting about, the ones behind flowed around to engage him and the other closest guards.

20:54, Today: GM rolled 64 using 6d20 ((12,2,13,7,11,19)).
20:54, Today: GM rolled 6 using 1d6 ((6)).


In a whirlwind of duel swinging blades the Hlyss chopped through the defenses of two of the guards.

A soldier with Lord Captain Kureshu was felled by the press of the heavy Hlyss.
Huruyan
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Tue 26 Apr 2016
at 10:43
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In reply to GM (msg # 13):

Huruyan rolled a 10 on a d20.  I don't think that would be a hit. however just in case: rolled 6 on d6.  Huruyan gets +3 to hit and +1 damage

This message was last edited by the player at 10:46, Tue 26 Apr 2016.

GM
 GM, 600 posts
 Past Future
Wed 27 Apr 2016
at 00:29
A4 S1: Separate Ways
20:12, Today: GM rolled 132 using 12d20 ((9,20, 6,1, 5,12, 20,11, 7,3, 20,18)).
20:21, Today: GM rolled 1 using 1d20.  Natural 20 reroll.
20:21, Today: GM rolled 3 using 1d20.  Natural 20 reroll.
20:21, Today: GM rolled 9 using 1d20.  Natural 20 reroll.


The large hideous bug in his face rained a fury of strikes on Huruyan until a blow slipped through his guard.
The pain shot through his side.

He was not the only one to feel the bite of a Hlyss blade.
Guardsman Lazhato took a savage blow and staggered back bleeding profusely.
The previously wounded Blazoned Cresent soldier was chopped down before them in a whirl of strikes.

20:14, Today: GM rolled 18 using 4d6 ((3,   6, 4,5)).

The remaining Blazoned Cresent soldiers edged forward nervously, weapons ready to engage.
Huruyan
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Wed 27 Apr 2016
at 10:38
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In reply to GM (msg # 15):

Huruyan rolled a 5 using 1 d20. surely a miss
GM
 GM, 601 posts
 Past Future
Sat 30 Apr 2016
at 12:31
A4 S1: Separate Ways
The soldiers with Lord Captain Kureshu are struggling to hold back the thicker Hlyss.
The Hlyss's axe like hands are a blur of chops as they pound into the shields of their opponents.
Dual wielded axes are taking their toll on the soldier's shields and armor.

While some of the sword blows of the soldiers are damaging, the revulsion of being so close to a huge bug is making it hard to press any advantage.

The defensive line is slowly falling back closer to where Huruyan is fighting his own battle.
Kumahl
 player, 427 posts
Tue 3 May 2016
at 17:35
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Shouting loud enough for many to hear, "Fear not. They crush like the bugs we found growing up. Stomp them. Kick Them. Swat them. Smash them."

Flames dance across the ruin where Kumahl has stood to inspire the fighting men.
GM
 GM, 603 posts
 Past Future
Wed 4 May 2016
at 23:56
A4 S1: Separate Ways
19:30, Today: GM rolled 100 using 12d20 ((5,4, 19,17, 14,12, 8,6, 1,5, 7,2)).
19:32, Today: GM rolled 7 using 2d6 ((6,1)).


Huruyan's stabbing with his spear caused the Hlyss in front of him to dance around, breaking rhythm with the other attacking sword Hlyss.
This altered rhythm seemed to effect all of them as only one was able to land solid blows against the defenders.

Beside Huruyan, Guardsman Chamang staggered beneath the rain of blows.
The first that penetrated his guard bound the blade enough to throw the Hlyss off balance.
The following wound was minor in comparison.

19:43, Today: GM rolled 62 using 7d20 ((12,5,18,2,9,13,3)).
19:43, Today: GM rolled 1 using 1d6 ((1)).


Guardsman Chamang almost landed a solid blow while the Hlyss blade was stuck in his side but, the angle was off.
Maybe inspired by Kumahl's shout, Guardswoman Ninue jabbed the side of the Hlyss in front of her.
The other soldiers stood firm behind their shields and tried to hold the Hlyss back with their spears.

The soldiers with Lord Captain Kureshu continued to slowly be pushed back even with him maintaining their morale.
They were using their shields more than their swords and the wounds they gave were fewer than they got.
Huruyan
 player, 371 posts
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Thu 5 May 2016
at 13:46
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In reply to GM (msg # 19):

Huruyan rolled an 11 using 1d20. With +3 bonus total to hit =14

Huruyan rolled 5 using 1d6. With +1 damage bonus =6

This message was last edited by the player at 13:49, Thu 05 May 2016.

GM
 GM, 604 posts
 Past Future
Thu 5 May 2016
at 17:12
A4 S1: Separate Ways
The Sword Hlyss's chitin is effectively "chainmail" i.e. 15 to hit for character level I to III.
GM
 GM, 609 posts
 Past Future
Sun 8 May 2016
at 13:56
A4 S1: Separate Ways
09:21, Today: GM rolled 113 using 12d20 ((19,1, 10,20, 11,3, 15,7, 2,1, 20,4)).
09:22, Today: GM rolled 7 using 3d6 ((4,2,1)).


The Hlyss attacking Huruyan and Chamang each slipped a blow through to draw blood.
Guardsman Chamang was barely standing after this latest wound.

09:29, Today: GM rolled 60 using 7d20 ((11,9,4,13,13,4,6)).
The soldiers around Huruyan were ineffective in their counter attacks and some glanced over their shoulders to see what the disturbance at the tent behind them was.

Kumahl was there urging the porters to fall back into the ruins entrance.
Kumahl
 player, 430 posts
Sun 8 May 2016
at 21:42
A4 S1: Separate Ways
After securing the porters and non-combatants in the ruin entrance, Kumahl scans the field for any potentialy felled Ulysse.
Huruyan
 player, 374 posts
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Mon 9 May 2016
at 18:59
A4 S1: Separate Ways
In reply to Kumahl (msg # 23):

Rolled a 9 and missed again.
GM
 GM, 610 posts
 Past Future
Wed 11 May 2016
at 00:28
A4 S1: Separate Ways
19:56, Today: GM rolled 131 using 12d20 ((18,10, 8,11, 14,15, 1,18, 6,12, 7,11)).
19:57, Today: GM rolled 7 using 3d6         ((3,                  2           2)).


Another solid blow cleaved into Huruyan while Chamang managed to deflect off the flurry of blows swishing the air around him.
Guardsman Lazhato staggered back from another blow. He was barely able to remain standing as the Hlyss pressed its attack.

20:06, Today: GM rolled 56 using 7d20 ((5,9,10,4,4,14,10)).
Maybe it was due to the retreat of the porters but the Guardsmen's attack was not aggressive enough to hold back the Hylss and they lost more ground.
A few more steps and they would be pressed back beyond the edge of the pavilion.

As the soldiers with Lord Captain Kureshu were pressed back to where Huruyan and his companions were defending the flank, two of the heavy Hlyss fell to the defenders.
Unfortunately, one of the soldiers fell as well.
That left six heavy Hlyss against the nine soldiers and the Lord Captain.
Some of the soldiers were clearly wounded more than once.

Behind the fighting Hlyss, at the edge of the clearing, were other different Hlyss observing the battle.