Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick.   Posted by The Runelord.Group: 0
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
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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
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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
 P-4(5), T-6(7)
 B-2, W-0, PP-20/1
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
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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
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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

Silvijabella
 player, 153 posts
 Elf Gypsy
 P5/6 T5 C2/6 W0 F0 B2
Wed 29 May 2019
at 21:50
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
'Bella winked at the magic-wielding Ogress and began an energetic performance, pulling energies from deep within to power another rhythmic cacophony to distract and enthrall the oversized pair of ruffians.

(Spend a Benny  [1 left!] to gain 3 PP and use 2 on Confusion spell, leaving her with 2 PP.
17:46, Today: Silvijabella rolled 5,4 using 1d6,1d6, rerolling max with rolls of 5,4.  Attempting 'Confusion' - 2
 targets.
Not a Raise, but maybe we'll get lucky.  Smarts -2 for both Ogres)

The Runelord
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Wed 5 Jun 2019
at 02:42
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Dorella starts smiling stupidly and swaying again as 'Bella begins her happy dance. Hookjaw just roars, annoyed.

Dorella fails her Smarts check; Hookjaw makes his with a Raise. Dorella is Shaken.

Aradhel is up!

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

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

Aradhel
 player, 841 posts
 Warrior in Exile
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Wed 5 Jun 2019
at 23:24
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Aradhel cursed the giant's ability to recover.  This wasn't working.  She needed an opening.

Then she saw one.  The ogre had overextended his swing, trying to cut through Jereth's potent defenses with raw power.  It wasn't much of an opening, but he left the joints of his arm open for an opportunistic slash.

Or two, if one was so inclined to battle with both hands as she was.

18:18, Today: Aradhel rolled 5,6 using d12+1,d6+1, rerolling max with rolls of 4,5.  Fighting - Right Hand.

Nope - Oh but wait, I forgot, Jereth is another +1 because of Gang Up Bonus, so that's a 7, that's a hit!

18:19, Today: Aradhel rolled 20,3 using d12,d6, rerolling max with rolls of (12+8)20,3.  Fighting - Left Hand.  Hit with a Raise!

11 damage - Yeah Baby Woo!  18:21, Today: Aradhel rolled 4,7 using d8+1,d8, rerolling max with rolls of 3,7.  Damage - Right Hand.

14 damage - Woohoo yeah I'll take it - 18:22, Today: Aradhel rolled 2,5,7 using d8,d8,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 2,5,(6+1)7.  Damage - Left Hand.

Won't kill him but he'll have to deal with it!

The Runelord
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Thu 6 Jun 2019
at 17:27
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Hookmaw takes the blows from Aradhel's blade but rolls with them, leaving only beads of bloody mark on his thick hide.

Hookmaw spends a Benny and Soaks, which leaves him un-Shaken as well.

New round! Aradhel gets the BLACK JOKER, giving her +2 to all rolls (including Damage rolls) and she can go first if she wants.

Aradhel is up!

10:26, Today: The Runelord drew the 6 cards: BJ!, 2C, 3C, 5H, 8C, AD using a deck of 54 cards.  Aradhel, Bella, Jereth, Tanlis, Dorella, Hookmaw.

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

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

Aradhel
 player, 842 posts
 Warrior in Exile
 P:8 T:8(3) W: 0 B: 3
Thu 6 Jun 2019
at 22:22
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Sometimes in the midst of a fight, an opponent would make a mistake unwittingly, and a wary and alert warrior could capitalize on it.  The ogre had shifted to roll with her thrusts, but unwittingly he turned himself while doing so.

She turned her swords into the less defensible but more powerful reverse grip.  With a loud guttural cry Aradhel leapt up onto her opponent, burying each blade into his body like a pair of climbing axes until she reached his neck, which she cut into savagely.

Right Hand
+1 to hit from the sword
+1 to hit from Gang Up with Jereth
+2 to hit from Wild Attack
+2 to hit from the Joker
-4 to hit from the called shot to head/vitals

Total modifiers +2

17:12, Today: Aradhel rolled 11,7 using d12+2,d6+2, rerolling max with rolls of 9,5.  Fighting - Right Hand, WA, Gang Up, Joker, Called Shot.

Hit with a Raise

d8 Strength
d8+1 Sword
d6 Raise
+2 Wild Attack Damage
+2 Joker Damage
+4 Called shot to head/vitals damage
2d8+9+d6 damage

22 damage - 17:14, Today: Aradhel rolled 19,3 using 2d8+9,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 4,6,3.  Damage - Strength with WA, Sword, Raise, Called Shot.

Left Hand
Right Hand
+1 to hit from Gang Up with Jereth
+2 to hit from Wild Attack
+2 to hit from the Joker
-4 to hit from the called shot to head/vitals

Total modifiers +1

17:16, Today: Aradhel rolled 2,4 using d12+1,d6+1, rerolling max with rolls of 1,3.  Fighting - Left Hand, WA, Gang Up, Joker, Called Shot.

Benny!

17:16, Today: Aradhel rolled 11,8 using d12+1,d6+1, rerolling max with rolls of 10,(6+1)7.  benny.

Hit with a Raise

d8 Strength
d8 Sword
d6 Raise
+2 Wild Attack Damage
+2 Joker Damage
+4 Called shot to head/vitals damage
2d8+8+d6 damage

20 damage - 17:18, Today: Aradhel rolled 18,2 using 2d8+8,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 5,5,2.  Damage - Strength with WA, Sword, Raise, Called Shot.

The Runelord
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Fri 7 Jun 2019
at 00:10
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Aradhel's vicious blows actually draw blood from the resilient ogre; he staggers back in pain!!

Meanwhile, Dorella manages to shake off her fascination with the dancing 'Bella, but not in time to do anything.

Hookmaw Soaks the first hit from Aradhel, soaking both wounds with a Raise. That burns his last Benny, though; he takes the full brunt of the second hit, taking 2 Wounds. On his turn, which is next, he fails to un-Shake.

Dorella, who is next, successfully un-Shakes.

Jereth, 'Bella and Tanlis are up!

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

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

Jereth
 player, 568 posts
 Valiant Guardsman
 P:8(1) T:13(6) W:0 B:1
Fri 7 Jun 2019
at 02:49
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Jereth kept his shield up, trying to keep moving and deflecting the powerful swings of the big ogre.  Even a glancing hit had sent him reeling back, but the guardsman stayed his ground.  He felt like a hound trying to bring down a bear.  Keep darting in...keep stinging....  And have a pack.  The ogre reeled up from Aradhel's mountaineering assault and Jereth charged in low.  Knees bent, he set his body behind the swordpoint and drove the point up into the ogre's gut with his whole body...

Wild Attack on Hookmaw - 8 to Hit (+1 Gangup, +1 Sword, +2 Wild), 22 Damage

-2 Parry

22:42, Today: Jereth rolled 22 using 2d8+3, rerolling max with rolls of (8+7)15,4.  Wild Longsword Damage on Hookmaw!
22:41, Today: Jereth rolled 8,8 using d10+4,d6+4, rerolling max with rolls of 4,4.  Wild Longsword on Hookmaw!

Tanlis Half-elven
 player, 243 posts
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 B-1, W-0, PP-20/3
Fri 7 Jun 2019
at 14:55
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Tanlis sends flashing sparks into Dorella's eyes, while the tree golem rouses from its stupor.

OOC: Tanlis tries to cast a spell on Dorella, trying to trick her.

10:52, Today: Tanlis Half-elven rolled 7,3 using 1d10,1d6, rerolling max with rolls of 7,3.  Tanlis casting elemental manipulation(trick) on Dorella.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:01, Fri 07 June.

Silvijabella
 player, 154 posts
 Elf Gypsy
 P5/6 T5 C2/6 W0 F0 B1
Fri 7 Jun 2019
at 17:40
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Silvijabella elected to see what became of Tanlis' attempt to bedazzle the Ogress before committing to an action, give how drained she was at the moment and the likelihood that someone would need wounds tended after the battle.  The Elf maid continued a lively dance with blades drawn and watched for an opportunity to distract or interrupt the creature should the need arise.

(Going on Hold, as about out of Bennies and Power and not sure I can penetrate Dorella's physical defenses.  I'll go ahead and make the Agility check to Interrupt just in case.
13:38, Today: Silvijabella rolled 1,4 using d8,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 1,4.  Potential interrupting action if needed (Dorella) Agility roll.  So TN is a 4 to keep from being interrupted if needed.)

The Runelord
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Fri 7 Jun 2019
at 19:07
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
The sheer force of Jereth's blow lifts the massive oger ever-so-slightly from the ground. The metal jaw on the ogre goes listless and, as Jereth pulls out his blade, he kicks at the ogre's body, sending it flying backward into a wall where the metal-jawed monstrosity falls.

Dorella screams once at the death of her companion, but then screams again when fire burns her eyes for a moment! She shakes her head, clearing it quickly an lets out a blood-curdling scream!!

Hookmaw is dead. Dorella fails the Smarts check and is Shaken. She wins initiative this next round and un-Shakes.

'Bella is on Hold and can act at any time. Aradhel, Jereth and Tanlis are also all up.

NPC Status:
Dorella Parry: 6 Toughness: 13 (3) Wounds: none Power Points: 10 used, Bennies: 1

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

Silvijabella
 player, 156 posts
 Elf Gypsy
 P5/6 T5 C2/6 W0 F0 B1
Fri 7 Jun 2019
at 20:01
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Hoping to give the more capable fighters an opening in melee, 'Bella let loose with one of her stars, bouncing it off the curved wall behind the Ogress in an attempt to strike her flank, or at least get her watching the spinning blade in flight rather than those standing by her slain companion.

(Throwing for Smarts Trick to distract?
15:46, Today: Silvijabella rolled 5,6 using d6+1,d6+1, rerolling max with rolls of 4,5.  Throwing vs Smarts Trick.  6 total, presuming the blade is ricocheting back past Dorella?)

Jereth
 player, 569 posts
 Valiant Guardsman
 P:8(1) T:13(6) W:0 B:1
Mon 10 Jun 2019
at 16:35
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick

Jereth recovered his footing after kicking himself away from the falling ogre.  His sword dragged free as he went.  Whipping it once around to reset it to the high guard, he turned to charge at the spellcasting ogress.  The longsword swept down and back up in a wide slashing arc...

Wild Attack - 23 to Hit, 17 Damage

Parry remains reduced to 6

12:30, Today: Jereth rolled 17 using 2d8+3+d6, rerolling max with rolls of 4,3,(6+1)7.  Damage!
12:30, Today: Jereth rolled 23,4 using d10+2,d6+2, rerolling max with rolls of (10+10+1)21,2.  Charge Dorella!