Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick.   Posted by The Runelord.Group: 0
Silvijabella
 player, 148 posts
 Elf Gypsy
 P5/6 T5 C2/6 W0 F0 B3
Sat 11 May 2019
at 03:39
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Without stopping to think, 'Bella tapped her  inner reserves and moved into the room with a light, prancing step and  leapt up onto one of the remaining pieces of furniture that could hold her.  She moved in a  pirouette that sent the layers of her multi-hued skirts flashing as she cast Confusion upon both Ogres, hoping to bide the warriors some time.

(Spend Benny for 3 power points, used 2 on spell.   23:32, Today: Silvijabella rolled 1,1 using 1d6,1d6, rerolling max with rolls of 1,1.  Perfornance - castng Confusion on 2 targets.
Because of course snake-eyes.  I couldn't recall if we were using Critical Failures or not… so presuming not & spending a Benny to re-roll.  If we're using Critical Failure, then I think that's Shaken and no spell instead?  I see her misjudging the sturdiness of the piece of furniture she leapt upon and taking a tumble as it collapses, ruining the spell.

Otherwise see below.

23:37, Today: Silvijabella rolled 4,4 using 1d6,1d6, rerolling max with rolls of 4,4.  Bennied - Performance roll for Confusion spell.   So both Ogres make Smarts Roll -2 or be Shaken.)

This message was last edited by the player at 03:56, Sat 11 May.

The Runelord
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Wed 15 May 2019
at 12:25
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
The steel-jawed ogre blinks as Aradhel's blade dances across his skin without harming him. He then laughs. He is so distracted by this that he seems to either not notice or disregard 'Bella's performance.

The female, Dorella, gapes at 'Bella's peformance. "Pretty!" she booms.

Dorella is Shaken by 'Bella's Confusion. Hookmaw is not.

Hookmaw attacks Aradhel and misses.

Jereth and Tanlis are up! Remember, don't post your turn unless I call your name specifically.

NPC Status:
Hookmaw  Parry: 7 Toughness: 11 (1) Wounds: none  Bennies: 3
Dorella  SHAKEN, Parry: 6 Toughness: 13 (3) Wounds: none Bennies: 3

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

Tanlis Half-elven
 player, 238 posts
 P-4(5), T-6(7)
 B-2, W-0, PP-20/2
Wed 15 May 2019
at 20:49
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
In reply to The Runelord (msg # 713):

Tanlis summons the Tree Golem once more, but the metal-jawed ogre steps to the side even as the large wooden limbs attempt to strike the Ogre from behind.

16:47, Today: Tanlis Half-elven rolled 5 using 1d8+4, rerolling max with rolls of 1. Tree golem strike on Hookmaw, wild attack, gang up mod, size mod.

16:45, Today: Tanlis Half-elven rolled 2,5 using d10,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 2,5. Summon ally tree golem.

Jereth
 player, 564 posts
 Valiant Guardsman
 P:8(1) T:13(6) W:0 B:1
Fri 17 May 2019
at 07:52
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick

Jereth followed in on the heels of Aradhel and Sil.  His bright shield lead the way for a moment, then slid to the side as he whipped his longsword up from low to high.  He threw his whole body into it; having learned the hard way that fighting ogres involved a lot of offense....and luck...

To Hit - 9, 15 Damage

Parry reduced to 6

03:45, Today: Jereth rolled 15 using 2d8+3, rerolling max with rolls of 5,7.  Damage.
03:44, Today: Jereth rolled 7,8 using 1d10+4,d6+4, rerolling max with rolls of 3,4.  Wild Charging Slash vs. Hookmaw.

The Runelord
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Fri 17 May 2019
at 19:24
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Jereth's blow skids off of the metal-jawed ogre's thick hide in a turn of luck for the fat giant-kind. Hookmaw roars in anger.

This roar seems to restore the female's attention. "RAAAAAAARRRRR," she bellows as she spews green magic from her hands, washing over the party!!

Hookmaw spends a Benny to Soak and successfully soaks the one Wound that Jereth would have given him; he is also not Shaken because he soaked the wound.

Dorella spends a Benny to un-Shake and then spends a Benny to successfully cast Confusion.

Aradhel, Jereth, 'Bella, Tanlis and Tanlis' golem all need to make Smarts checks at -2 or be Shaken!!

DO NOT, repeat, DO NOT take your turn yet.

NPC Status:
Hookmaw  Parry: 7 Toughness: 11 (1) Wounds: none  Bennies: 2
Dorella  SHAKEN, Parry: 6 Toughness: 13 (3) Wounds: none Power Points: 5 used, Bennies: 1

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

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:25, Fri 17 May.

Tanlis Half-elven
 player, 239 posts
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 B-2, W-0, PP-20/2
Fri 17 May 2019
at 19:55
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
In reply to The Runelord (msg # 716):

OOC:
15:55, Today: Tanlis Half-elven rolled 5,1 using d8-2,d6-2, rerolling max with rolls of 7,3.  Tanlis rolling smarts not to be shaken.

15:54, Today: Tanlis Half-elven rolled 1 using 1d4-2, rerolling max with rolls of 3.  Tree Golem rolling smarts to not be shaken.

Aradhel
 player, 835 posts
 Warrior in Exile
 P:8 T:8(3) W: 0 B: 4
Fri 17 May 2019
at 21:17
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
16:16, Today: Aradhel rolled 0,1 using d6-2,d6-2, rerolling max with rolls of 2,3.  Smarts.

Nope.  Aradhel will spend a benny to immediately unshake if successfully attacked however.

Silvijabella
 player, 149 posts
 Elf Gypsy
 P5/6 T5 C2/6 W0 F0 B2
Sat 18 May 2019
at 13:34
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
(09:30, Today: Silvijabella rolled 21,0 using d6-2,d6-2, rerolling max with rolls of (6+6+6+5)23,2.  Smarts roll vs Confusion.  Success +4 Raises!!  (It's times like this I kinda wished SW had that 'Immune to this Effect for rest of encounter' rule... but baddies roll high too...))
Jereth
 player, 565 posts
 Valiant Guardsman
 P:8(1) T:13(6) W:0 B:1
Sun 19 May 2019
at 02:07
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
22:06, Today: Jereth rolled 0,7 using d4-2,d6-2, rerolling max with rolls of 2,(6+3)9. Smarts!
The Runelord
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Sun 19 May 2019
at 15:05
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
'Bella, describe how you use your dancing to give Aradhel a chance to shake off the magic.

Aradhel, you get a free re-roll of your Smarts check due to 'Bella's uber-Ace.

Silvijabella
 player, 150 posts
 Elf Gypsy
 P5/6 T5 C2/6 W0 F0 B2
Mon 20 May 2019
at 13:06
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
'Bella recognized the wave of green energies sent by the Ogress, not from direct experience, but she had seen it's effects and knew the demoralizing impact it could have on foes.  This insight proved instrumental in her resisting the effects, and she thought of a performance  that might steel her comrades as well.

Her movements changed suddenly, from quick and fluid to powerful, energetic steps and sharp movement of limbs and blades.  The shuffle-stomp of her bare feet on the table accompanied by the solid staccato of her bangles began to resemble the sound of light mail.

She brought her blades together in a spinning motion and as they passed, the grazing steel on steel emulated the rhythm of the Elven blade dancers.  She focused on her movements, the sounds created more than the graceful flash of the silks.

To one with eyes closed, the lone Gypsy would almost sound as a small squad of the warriors as they battled across a field, awakening the inspiration of such a vision within those hearing.
Aradhel
 player, 836 posts
 Warrior in Exile
 P:8 T:8(3) W: 0 B: 4
Mon 20 May 2019
at 18:10
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
13:03, Today: Aradhel rolled 8,1 using d6-2,d6-2, rerolling max with rolls of (6+4)10,3.  Try Smarts Again.

That took Aradhel back, to see another elf going through the motions.  It was like being in the training yard again.  Before you even touch a sword, you learn the steps, stances and angles.  The warrior is the weapon, the blade is the tool.

Each pose, each position, had a name, though they sounded better in elvish.  The panther leaps.  Firefly alights upon the blossom.  The viper strikes. So too did this one.

"<Elven>Turtle carries crane on its back!</Elven>"  Fortunately, it was a neutral, defensive position meant to be used in formations.
The Runelord
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Tue 21 May 2019
at 18:19
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
The party proves resistant to Dorella's green magic, to her visible frustration!

That brings up a new round. Tanlis and his Shaken golem go before the ogres--Tanlis, your moves!

NPC Status:
Tree Golem Shaken
Hookmaw  Parry: 7 Toughness: 11 (1) Wounds: none  Bennies: 2
Dorella  Parry: 6 Toughness: 13 (3) Wounds: none Power Points: 5 used, Bennies: 1

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

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:23, Tue 21 May.

Tanlis Half-elven
 player, 240 posts
 P-4(5), T-6(7)
 B-2, W-0, PP-20/2
Tue 21 May 2019
at 18:46
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
In reply to The Runelord (msg # 724):

The tree golem is still bound by the other ogres spell, but Tanlis causes a flare of light to HookJaw's eyes to spring up....

(ooc-14:44, Today: Tanlis Half-elven rolled 3,4 using 1d10,1d6, rerolling max with rolls of 3,4.  Elemental manipulation to trick HookJaw. Can be resisted as a normal trick attempt.

14:43, Today: Tanlis Half-elven rolled 1 using 1d6, rerolling max with rolls of 1.  Tree golem tries to unshake.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:46, Tue 21 May.

The Runelord
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Tue 21 May 2019
at 21:25
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Hookmaw blinks in time to ignore the flash of light and roars his protest.

Dorella, clearly a stubborn gal, tries again to spray the party with green light!!

Hookmaw makes his Smarts check to see through the Trick.

Dorella casts her spell again--all the PCs need to make a Smarts check at -2 or be Shaken!!

NPC Status:
Tree Golem Shaken
Hookmaw  Parry: 7 Toughness: 11 (1) Wounds: none  Bennies: 2
Dorella  Parry: 6 Toughness: 13 (3) Wounds: none Power Points: 10 used, Bennies: 1

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

Tanlis Half-elven
 player, 241 posts
 P-4(5), T-6(7)
 B-2, W-0, PP-20/1
Tue 21 May 2019
at 21:33
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
In reply to The Runelord (msg # 726):

ooc-17:32, Today: Tanlis Half-elven rolled 21,10 using D8,d6, rerolling max with rolls of (8+8+5)21,(6+4)10.  Tanlis smart's check.

Pretty sure Tree Golem can't be re-shaken as it is still shaken.

Aradhel
 player, 837 posts
 Warrior in Exile
 P:8 T:8(3) W: 0 B: 4
Tue 21 May 2019
at 21:45
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
16:44, Today: Aradhel rolled 2,0 using d6-2,d6-2, rerolling max with rolls of 4,2.  Smarts.  =P
Silvijabella
 player, 151 posts
 Elf Gypsy
 P5/6 T5 C2/6 W0 F0 B2
Tue 21 May 2019
at 21:55
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
(17:54, Today: Silvijabella rolled 5,2 using d6-2,d6-2, rerolling max with rolls of (6+1)7,4.)
Jereth
 player, 566 posts
 Valiant Guardsman
 P:8(1) T:13(6) W:0 B:1
Thu 23 May 2019
at 08:28
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
04:27, Today: Jereth rolled -1,1 using d4-2,d6-2, rerolling max with rolls of 1,3. Smarties.
The Runelord
 GM, 1947 posts
 Mysteries
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Fri 24 May 2019
at 19:49
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Tanlis, you can grant a free re-roll to either Jereth or Aradhel with your uber-Ace. Decide who and describe how Tanlis helps that person get a second chance.
Tanlis Half-elven
 player, 242 posts
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Fri 24 May 2019
at 20:12
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
In reply to The Runelord (msg # 731):

Tanlis speaks in elvish, in a low chant. Any who know it can feel the magic of the woodlands flow through them. As a result, Aradhel breaks free of the Ogre mages spell...

(OOC-Aradhel is unshaken!)
Aradhel
 player, 838 posts
 Warrior in Exile
 P:8 T:8(3) W: 0 B: 4
Fri 24 May 2019
at 20:18
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
15:17, Today: Aradhel rolled 0,9 using d6-2,d6-2, rerolling max with rolls of 2,(6+5)11.  Reroll Smarts.

Aradhel was beginning to tire of these foul magics!
The Runelord
 GM, 1948 posts
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Fri 24 May 2019
at 20:28
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Next in initiative order is our Shaken friend, Jereth. What do you do, Jereth?
Jereth
 player, 567 posts
 Valiant Guardsman
 P:8(1) T:13(6) W:0 B:1
Sat 25 May 2019
at 03:47
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick

Jereth blinked at the new wash of magical energies clouding through his mind.  He focused...tried to clear it away...  Push it back.  Focus.

Unshake - 6

23:46, Today: Jereth rolled 6,4 using d8,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 6,4.  UnShake!

The Runelord
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Tue 28 May 2019
at 17:01
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
The hook-jawed ogre roars and swings a massive hook in his hand at the pair of foes in front of him. In his zeal to hit them both, he hits neither!!

Hookmaw does a Sweep, but misses both Jereth and Aradhel. Saves his Bennies for later for now.

Bella and Aradhel are up!

NPC Status:
Tree Golem Shaken
Hookmaw  Parry: 7 Toughness: 11 (1) Wounds: none  Bennies: 2
Dorella  Parry: 6 Toughness: 13 (3) Wounds: none Power Points: 10 used, Bennies: 1

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