Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick.   Posted by The Runelord.Group: 0
Tanlis Half-elven
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Tue 20 Nov 2018
at 16:30
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
In reply to Aradhel (msg # 548):

"They did seem like terrible climbers-I saw one try to scale the gates and could not manage it. Their own weight must drag them down." Tanlis pointed out.
Silvijabella
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Sat 24 Nov 2018
at 23:49
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Silvijabella looked curiously at the sketch and followed along as plans were discussed.  "Perhaps I am missing something, but we had ogres attacking from the stairwell of the north tower as well, and this hall doesn't appear to provide access.  If we use the southern stairs to confront the ogres in the halls indicated, we won't know what threat may gain access to our flanks by ascending the stairs in the northern tower and coming along the battlements behind us."

She looked towards Jakardros and the Black Arrows for confirmation that the towers were accessed via separate halls that may possibly be adjoined.
Koram
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Sun 25 Nov 2018
at 07:34
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
"This is taking too long!" Koram said with a hissing growl.

He began pacing back and forth in an obviously agitated manner. His tong still darting in and out of his mouth rapidly. His hands tightening and loosening on his glaive as he paced.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:36, Sun 25 Nov 2018.

The Runelord
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Tue 27 Nov 2018
at 01:15
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Silvijabella:
She looked towards Jakardros and the Black Arrows for confirmation that the towers were accessed via separate halls that may possibly be adjoined.


The Black Arrows laugh. "The other tower goes into a library. Or what used to be a library," says Vale. "I don't think they're lining up in there. But if they have any brains they'll have a lookout in there."
Aradhel
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Tue 27 Nov 2018
at 04:34
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
"Well I've put my idea out there.  I am not attached to it.  If there's a better one let it be heard."  Aradhel shrugged.  She was getting on the same page as Koram.
Silvijabella
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Tue 27 Nov 2018
at 09:43
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
'Bella shook her head, "I was just pointing out tgat there may be flaws in presuming they could only fall back or receive reinforcements through larger doors as they had little difficulting getting forces to the tower stairs earlier.

I'm all for trying to storm this end, but I think having someone or something holding the Northern tower would be advisable.  Even if it's just large debris to prevent the stairwell door from opening."


The Elf's gaze drifted towards Archimedes and his pocket-golem and Tanlis' Tree-Friend, thinking one such as those might be able to bar the way.
Tanlis Half-elven
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Tue 27 Nov 2018
at 15:51
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
In reply to Silvijabella (msg # 554):

"Consider it done!" Tanlis says with a bow and a grin. "Besides, with these tunnels my Tree Golem would be of limited use." He glanced over at the gnome. "Shall we? We can discuss natural science while our larger friends do all the work!" He chuckled and elbowed Archie.
The Runelord
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Fri 7 Dec 2018
at 19:45
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
The Black Arrows don't argue with what generally sounds like a good plan, and everyone gets into place.

The fight begins when the two golems begin tearing off chunks of the parapets and throwing it down into the stairway up to the tower, blocking the hall. This, predictably, results in much shouting from below.

Then, as the rest of the party prepares, the Black Arrows assist Archimedes in lobbing some sleep bombs down the stairs. There is roaring and shouting and thumping. The shouting draws close to the southern doors and moments later they fly open as an ogre, coughing, pops out...

Koram, you're in front on the map presuming you want to hit the first ogre to come out--take your action first.

When you post, please validate your position on the map linked below.

Map: https://docs.google.com/drawin...S6M/edit?usp=sharing

Koram
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Fri 7 Dec 2018
at 21:37
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Stepping into the line Koram hissed a challenge to the ogres and readied his glaive. "Come you putrid scaleless sacks of meat! Come feel the fury of Koram The Larshathian! Come taste of my steel! Come and spill your blood upon these stones at my feet!"


13:38, Today: Koram rolled 4,2 using 1d10,1d8, rerolling max with rolls of 4,2.  damage.

13:38, Today: Koram rolled 7,3 using 1d10,1d6, rerolling max with rolls of 7,3.  attack.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:38, Fri 07 Dec 2018.

The Runelord
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Fri 7 Dec 2018
at 22:08
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Korath's blow bounces off the thick hide of the nearest ogre.

Jereth, Bella, Aradhel, what do you do?
Jereth
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Mon 10 Dec 2018
at 07:17
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick

Jereth moved off to Koram's left as the wild lizardman warrior moved in. The guardsman positioned himself to ward this side of the doorway, hoping to prevent more than one or two of the ogres from getting out to face them.  As Koram's glaive came down from on high, Jereth took a long step and came in with his blade in a lunging upward thrust...

10 to hit (+1 Sword, +1 Gangup), 21 Damage (20 Damage if the hit wasn't a Raise)

02:07, Today: Jereth rolled 20,1 using 2d8+1,d6, rerolling max with rolls of (8+5)13,6,1. Longsword Damage, Plus Raise Potential. 02:05, Today: Jereth rolled 10,7 using d10+2,d6+2, rerolling max with rolls of 8,5. Longsword Slash!

Aradhel
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Wed 12 Dec 2018
at 02:09
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Taking advantage of the large facing of the ogre, Aradhel wasn't shy about pressing the attack.  Jereth had likely already slain it but she was ready to spring just in case, throwing caution to the wind and going for the kill.

Forgot Gang Up bonus this should actually be a 15 - 20:07, Today: Aradhel rolled 6,13 using d12+2,d6+2, rerolling max with rolls of 4,(6+5)11.  Fighting - Left Hand, Wild Attack.

Likewise this is actually a 23 - 20:07, Today: Aradhel rolled 21,10 using d12+3,d6+3, rerolling max with rolls of (12+6)18,(6+1)7.  Fighting, Wild Attack, Right Hand.

21 damage - 20:08, Today: Aradhel rolled 13,4,4 using d8+2,d8,d6, rerolling max with rolls of (8+3)11,4,4.  Damage - Left Hand.

13 damage - 20:07, Today: Aradhel rolled 4,2,7 using d8+3,d8,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 1,2,(6+1)7.  Damage - Right Hand.

Silvijabella
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Sat 15 Dec 2018
at 17:42
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
As the companions made quick work of the Ogre in their path, 'Bella held back out of immediate melee but within sight of their foes and attempted to use the reflection of the torchlight off her blades to distract and possibly blind the foes in melee.

(Essentially trying to reflect light into their eyes with a Trick - presuming opposed Agility? (Without bonus for Acrobat Edge)  Targeting either Ogre in melee or one past him looking to close.
12:39, Today: Silvijabella rolled 5,4 using d8,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 5,4.  Agility Trick vs either Ogre in melee or one past him looking to close.)

The Runelord
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Tue 18 Dec 2018
at 12:06
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Koram engages the ogre and ties him up long enough for Jereth to pierce the ogre's heart; the ogre falls.

Aradhel, Bella and Shalelu hang back, prepared for the ogres....

Since Jereth killed the ogre, we'll keep Bella and Aradhel's actions in reserve, on Hold.

Tanlis and Archimedes, what do you do the first round?

Map: https://docs.google.com/drawin...S6M/edit?usp=sharing

Tanlis Half-elven
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Tue 18 Dec 2018
at 12:10
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
In reply to The Runelord (msg # 562):

Tanlis looked over the edge of the wall. Gesturing for his tree golem to gather more massive bits of rubble. He looked to Archie, suggesting his mechanical ally do the same. "We should spread out along the wall."
The Runelord
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Fri 21 Dec 2018
at 19:28
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Archimedes agrees.

Tanlis, move the miniatures where you think they should go. Move Archimedes' minis for him please, and post in the OOC thread when you've done this.
The Runelord
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Fri 21 Dec 2018
at 20:57
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Another ogre staggers out of the smoke next to the party. Aradhel springs from behind the others and presses the attack, killing the ogre savagely.

Shalelu and Bella hang back waiting. Yet another ogre appears, but Shalelu shoots him through the eye, killing him.

The hallway in front of the party now is quiet, with loud snoring to be heard; the hall is still filled with sleeping gas.

Aradhel and Shalelu came off hold and killed the last two threatening ogres.

Jereth, Koram, Bella and Tanlis, your moves. If anyone moves into the hallway more than 10', you owe me a Vigor check against the sleep gas.

Map: https://docs.google.com/drawin...S6M/edit?usp=sharing

Jereth
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Sun 23 Dec 2018
at 07:22
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Jereth made no move to enter the gas filled hallway, but he did shout into the mists, "You have lost this place, ogre-filth!  Your strength has failed!  A handful of us took it back from you!  Weak!  Hiding like sheep!"  He wasn't sure if there were any ogres still awake in there, but he was apparently attempting to goad them into trying again at the door...

Taunt (For the First Time.  I will taunt them a second time next round if they do not go away).

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Koram
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Sun 23 Dec 2018
at 19:03
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
"Here piggy piggy piggy!" Koram said attempting the same thing though he mostly waited for any ogre to approach.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:36, Tue 25 Dec 2018.

The Runelord
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Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 18:41
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
No ogres move to greet the party members and none shout to answer the taunts from Jereth and Koram. The sleep gas begins to dissipate, but there is nothing but the sound of snoring coming from the hall.

Do you wait until the smoke clears to go in, or do you head in while the smoke is still up?

Map: https://docs.google.com/drawin...S6M/edit?usp=sharing

Aradhel
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Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 21:17
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
"It would be counterproductive to fall into our own trap."  Aradhel pointed out.  She was sure some details of this had gone wrong but that was to be expected.  "I have a light step, I can... extinguish slumbering belligerents."
Jereth
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Fri 28 Dec 2018
at 03:39
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick

Jereth nodded his agreement, keeping his eye on the vaporous doorway, "Aye.  We'll let it clear then....get to work...  I have very little pity left for these monsters..."
The Runelord
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Fri 28 Dec 2018
at 15:43
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
The party waits a few minutes before Aradhel and a couple of the Black Arrows sneak in and kill several sleeping ogres. The hallway is now clear, with any number of closed doors remaining to deal with.

The hallway is clear. What do you do next?

Map: https://docs.google.com/drawin...S6M/edit?usp=sharing

Aradhel
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Fri 28 Dec 2018
at 17:55
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
"Sweep right?"  Aradhel asked, really just having no better suggestion.
Jereth
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Mon 31 Dec 2018
at 02:57
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick

Jereth had not let others do the grisly work while he shied away, but had entered as well to rid the world of these monsters.  The hallway cleared and course suggested by Aradhel, the guardsman gave a quick nod of agreement, "Aye."  He made to follow the swordswoman to the right; positioning himself to have a chance of defending both of them with his shield.