Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick.   Posted by The Runelord.Group: 0
Tanlis Half-elven
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Sat 14 Sep 2019
at 17:40
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
In reply to The Runelord (msg # 874):

The tree Golem appears behind the sorceress, and smashes down with its massive tree-like limbs.

OOC: Hits with a 9, does 18 damage.

13:38, Today: Tanlis Half-elven rolled 14,4 using 1d12+9,1d8, rerolling max with rolls of 5,4.  Tree Golem damage(with wild attack and the drop).

13:37, Today: Tanlis Half-elven rolled 9 using 1d8+6, rerolling max with rolls of 3.  Tree golem attack, wild attack the drop(Not including any possible gang up mods).

The Runelord
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Tue 17 Sep 2019
at 23:05
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
The woman makes an unexpected noise as the golem attacks her--she hisses. She dodges the blow, taking it on her body in a spot that one would think would injure her, but curiously does not. The reason becomes more apparent as her form shifts before your eyes; she grows a good two feet and the bottom half of her body is replaced with the body of a massive red snake!

She points disdainfully at the golem and, with a word of power, the golem vanishes! She glowers over at the party. "Prepare to die," she hisses.

https://www.deviantart.com/tsr...-Runelords-746123306

She spends a Benny to Soak and successfully Soaks the 1 wound that she got from that. She uses one Action to use a natural ability to change to her native form. She then uses another action (with -2 Multi-action penalty) to cast Dispel and dispels the golem.

Aradhel, Jereth and 'Bella are up!

Woman Parry 10, Toughness 12 (5), Bennies 4, 3 PP used.

Silvijabella
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Wed 18 Sep 2019
at 10:02
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
'Bella was still looking back towards the missing Kaven when she heard Tanlis' murmuring his Summons and thus was taken aback when the woman that had previously been there was now half serpent!

She looked briefly at the Druid, but his own expression following the demon's dismissal of the Tree Friend let her know that the transformation had not been his doings.

<Elven>"What did you... oh!"</Elven> she started whispering to Tanlis before realization set in.  <Elven>"Ogres and Demons?!?"</Elven> 'Bella asked in disbelief, wondering if she weren't still dreaming this nightmare.

Recalling a tale she heard from a bard long ago that spoke of how music from a flute charmed a lethal snake in a basket, the Elf began a dance which made use of the bells which adorned her dress and jewelry.  She only hoped it would have the same impact on a serpent who was half woman...

(05:55, Today: Silvijabella rolled 2,1 using D6,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 2,1. Casting Stun.

Apparently, it doesn't.  2 PP. 7 left, only 1 bennie so not spending it.  Presuming Charisma has no impact on this casting.)

This message was last edited by the player at 10:38, Wed 18 Sept.

Jereth
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Wed 18 Sep 2019
at 18:16
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Jereth was a more than a little surprised by the sudden appearance and disappearance of the Tree Man.  But not so surprised as to not accept this as the official signal to FIGHT.  Even as the tree man's form disintegrated and fell away, the guardsman charged through the dust and debris shield first.  He rammed his shield into the...snake woman?..., trying to push her back and occupy her attention for Aradhel's strike from the other side.  His sword trailed behind him for now, though he spoke a word and that blade's magic flickered to life....

Trying for a Push to Knock her Prone.  Or a Strength Trick.  Its the same either way really, ultimately -2 parry if successful.

Strength Check - 5

Also, turning on Sword Armor.

14:11, Wed 18 Sept: Jereth rolled 5,3 using d8,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 5,3.  Shield Bash - Corps a Corps! (Strength Trick).

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Aradhel
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Wed 18 Sep 2019
at 22:39
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Aradhel kept it simple, relatively speaking.  This was a dangerous opponent.  She should be laid out on the floor already.  Her blades flashed.

All right, +1 Gang up from Jereth.

Going for a Wild Attack for +2.

17:34, Today: Aradhel rolled 10,6 using d12+4,d6+4, rerolling max with rolls of 6,2.  Right Hand.

This is a hit, if she's Prone, well I guess it won't matter it's not enough to climb up.

17:35, Today: Aradhel rolled 5,6 using d12+3,d6+3, rerolling max with rolls of 2,3.  Left Hand.

Hmmmmm.  Heck with it.

17:36, Today: Aradhel rolled 12,6 using d12+3,d6+3, rerolling max with rolls of 9,3.  Benny that roll!

Okay, if Jereth's attempt above works that could get us into Raise Territory.

Right Hand damage: 7.  Wow that's just terrible.

17:37, Today: Aradhel rolled 4,3 using d8+3,d8, rerolling max with rolls of 1,3.  Damage.

Left Hand Damage: 13 if Jereth's Trick doesn't work, 17 if it does

17:37, Today: Aradhel rolled 7,6,4 using d8+2,d8,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 5,6,4.

The Runelord
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Sat 21 Sep 2019
at 14:33
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
The snake-woman pushes back on Jereth and retains her upright position. She hisses as the wild-swinging Aradhel distracts her, though....

She equals Jereth's STR roll, so no effect. Aradhel does leave her Shaken after her off-hand damage.

And with that, top of a new round. Bella and Jereth beat her initiative--your moves!

Snake-woman: SHAKEN, Parry 10, Toughness 12 (5), Bennies 4, 3 PP used.

Jereth
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Mon 23 Sep 2019
at 07:07
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Backstepping almost gracefully, Jereth dropped his shield to the side.  The move gave him plenty of freedom to bring the glittering sword up in a slash from low to high...

To Hit - 8 (MISS) OR A Hit! (If Bella's Trick works), Damage 16

EDIT: 03:45, Today: Jereth rolled 16 using 2d8+3, rerolling max with rolls of (8+4)12,1.  Damage, just in case!

03:05, Today: Jereth rolled 8,8 using d10+4,d6+4, rerolling max with rolls of 4,4.  Wild Magical Longsword Slash! (+1 Sword, +1 Gangup, +2 Wild).

This message was last edited by the player at 07:46, Wed 25 Sept.

Silvijabella
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Wed 25 Sep 2019
at 00:31
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
'Bella frowned and reconsidered her approach to the spell.  If a melodic composition wouldn't work, perhaps just simple cacophony would.  In a chaotic jig that created a focus of sound that seemed to bear no rhyme or reason, the dancer channelled her energies in a second attempt to stun the otherworldly abomination.

(20:19, Today: Silvijabella rolled 11,2 using d6,d6, rerolling max with rolls of (6+5)11,2. Attempting a distracting cacophony. Just Perform, no spell cast.  With Charisma bonus the total is 13. I'm looking at this as more of a Trick effect since a second Shaken probably wouldn't have the effect I was looking for.  (Penalty of 2 to Parry) )

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The Runelord
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Sun 29 Sep 2019
at 01:17
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
The snake woman is mesmerized by 'Bella's jig. However, she sees the glittering sword coming at her and manages to snap out of her reverie in time to dodge it.

She raises her hands and snakes spring out of the ground all around the party! They grasp at the party's limbs, trying to restrain them....

Requires 3 Bennies, but she avoids the Wounds! Because she Soaks, she also loses the Shaken condition.

She casts an Entangle spell--all PCs have to make an Agility check. If you don't beat a 6, you have a 2 penalty to Pace and skills linked to Agility and Strength. If you don't roll better than a 2, you cannot move or use any skills linked to Agility or Strength.

Make your rolls! Nobody else take an action right now.

Snake-woman: Parry 10, Toughness 12 (5), Bennies 1, 3 PP used.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:11, Tue 01 Oct.

Aradhel
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Sun 29 Sep 2019
at 01:22
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
20:21, Today: Aradhel rolled 2,3 using d12,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 2,3.  Agility.

oh noes

20:21, Today: Aradhel rolled 4,8 using d12,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 4,(6+2)8.  benny.

hooray!

Silvijabella
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Sun 29 Sep 2019
at 11:30
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
(OOC: 07:26, Today: Silvijabella rolled 4,3 using d8+2,d6+2, rerolling max with rolls of 2,1.  Agility save with Acrobat bonus.  Oh well, unless that previous 11 was high enough to net a benny for a re-roll, 'Bella's hindered.)
Jereth
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Mon 30 Sep 2019
at 06:27
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
02:26, Today: Jereth rolled 3,4 using d6,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 3,4. Agility!
Tanlis Half-elven
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Tue 1 Oct 2019
at 15:28
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
In reply to The Runelord (msg # 883):

OOC:

11:27, Today: Tanlis Half-elven rolled 1,3 using d6,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 1,3.  Agility save.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:07, Tue 01 Oct.

The Runelord
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Tue 1 Oct 2019
at 21:11
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Everyone in the party save Aradhel find themselves entrapped by toothless snakes that grab, coil and obstruct the party members!! The snake-woman laughs manaically...

Aradhel and Tanlis are up!!

Snake-woman: Parry 8 (normally 10), Toughness 12 (5), Bennies 1, 3 PP used.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:22, Fri 04 Oct.

Tanlis Half-elven
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Wed 2 Oct 2019
at 00:48
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
In reply to The Runelord (msg # 888):

Tanlis ignored the binding serpants and summoned the tree golem once more. It barely hits the agile snake sorercess. Tanlis tries to escape, not close enough to the enemy to do much himself.

ooc-20:46, Today: Tanlis Half-elven rolled 9 using 1d8+4, rerolling max with rolls of 5. Tree golem, wild attack, gang up mods. Is her parry 2 less due to successful trick? Because if it is I would hit.

11:39, Today: Tanlis Half-elven rolled 11,3 using 1d12+5,1d8, rerolling max with rolls of 6,3.  Damage for tree golem attack. Total=14.

20:43, Today: Tanlis Half-elven rolled 1,5 using 1d6,1d6, rerolling max with rolls of 1,5. Agility save to escape snakes? Do I do this as an action? If so, I just cast.

20:42, Today: Tanlis Half-elven rolled 4,4 using 1d10,1d6, rerolling max with rolls of 4,4. Summon tree golem.

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Aradhel
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Wed 2 Oct 2019
at 01:04
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Aradhel cursed her foe, wishing she had struck her dead with the edges of her blades when she'd had the chance.  Though Aradhel was no assassin, she wasn't above pushing an advantage against an opponent with such obviously unnatural powers.

She was not happy about the situation, still it wasn't entirely bad, they had her pinned in, just not effectively.  Aradhel's secret wasn't her strength or conditioning or perseverance in the fight, it was her speed and agility.

So check this out.  Right Hand attack against our best friend

+2 Wild Attack, +2 Gang Up, +1 for the sword

19:52, Today: Aradhel rolled 11,9 using d12+5,d6+5, rerolling max with rolls of 6,4.  Right Hand.

Well it's a hit

13 damage - 19:54, Today: Aradhel rolled 9,4 using d8+3,d8, rerolling max with rolls of 6,4.  Damage - Right.

But wait, there's more! "Two-Hands" Aradhel strikes again, but not like you'd think.


Jereth by contrast had a lot more staying power.  Yes he was slower and more laden, but that meant he would in a pitched battle keep going longer than she would.  Aradhel's strategy had to be overwhelm with aggression and win quickly, if that failed, so did she.  And that wasn't working here.

She thrust one blade into her enemy, but it was really just to preserve enough space to step, spin and slice at those cursed snakes!

So with her Left Hand, Aradhel attacks the snakes restraining Jereth to try to cut him free him of that nonsense

I'm just going to roll and let our Gamemaster adjudicate how well this works.

I'm counting +2 for Wild Attack, and +1 for Gang Up as I assume Jereth would do everything in his power to help Aradhel strike the snakes holding onto him.

20:00, Today: Aradhel rolled 10,8 using d12+3,d6+3, rerolling max with rolls of 7,5.  Left Hand.

I'm betting that's plenty to hit it

7 damage - 20:01, Today: Aradhel rolled 6,1 using d8+2,d8, rerolling max with rolls of 4,1.  Damage.

Not great damage, but since it's attacking the snakes it might be enough, and perhaps a Raise is allowed

possibly 10 damage - 20:02, Today: Aradhel rolled 3 using 1d6, rerolling max with rolls of 3.  ignore that last roll that's a boo boo.

The Runelord
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Fri 4 Oct 2019
at 21:24
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
I'll say that Aradhel's attack on the entangle gives him a new Agility save with a +2 bonus. Jereth, make your save.
Jereth
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Sat 5 Oct 2019
at 05:57
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick

Welp...  That's a 4....  Yep.  Looked cool though, Aradhel!

01:55, Today: Jereth rolled 4,4 using d6+2,d6+2, rerolling max with rolls of 2,2.  Agility: Part Deux the Plus-ening.

The Runelord
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Wed 9 Oct 2019
at 09:52
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
The woman hisses and shrieks as Tanlis' tree-golem reappears and attacks her vigorously. She is forced to step right back into Aradhel's assault; it takes all her energy to avoid Aradhel's blade. She shrieks in a fell sibilant language unknown to the party.

Meanwhile, Aradhel's blows strike the supernatural snakes, killing some. Others spring up where these died to continue grabbing at Jereth; he is just a little too slow this time.

She is Shaken by the tree golem's hit and has to spend her last Benny to Soak the Wound from Aradhel.

Only Tanlis beats snake-woman in initiative in this new round, but he does it with style: he gets a Black Joker! Tanlis, all your rolls are at +2 this round, which does include your golem's rolls (hit and damage). Take your actions. Note that the snake-woman's Parry is back up to 10 now.

Snake-woman: Parry 10, Toughness 12 (5), Bennies 0, 6 PP used.

Tanlis Half-elven
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Wed 9 Oct 2019
at 14:39
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
In reply to The Runelord (msg # 893):

Tanlis gestures, and a small burst of flames appears in the snake woman's eyes, attempting to dazzle her. That is swiftly followed up by a massive tree golem strike...

ooc:

Tanlis uses elemental manipulation for a trick effect, getting a raise. If he succeeds, the tree golem will hit with a raise.

Total damage with raise=17, 12 without it.

10:36, Today: Tanlis Half-elven rolled 10,5,2 using 1d12+5,1d6,1d8, rerolling max with rolls of 5,5,2. Tree golem damage with possible raise.
10:35, Today: Tanlis Half-elven rolled 13 using 1d8+6, rerolling max with rolls of 7. Tree golem with wild attack, gang up, black joker.
10:32, Today: Tanlis Half-elven rolled 10,6 using 1d10+2,1d6+2, rerolling max with rolls of 8,4. Elemental manipulation used as a trick.

This message was last edited by the player at 14:41, Wed 09 Oct.

The Runelord
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Sat 12 Oct 2019
at 02:19
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
The snake-woman is caught off-guard by this trickery; she shrieks and lunges back, right into a blow from the tree golem! She shrieks in pain...

Tanlis beats her check and she takes the -2 to Parry. Tree golem hits for 1 Wound. She fails to un-shake at the worst possible time!!

Aradhel, Jereth and 'Bella are up!

Snake-woman: SHAKEN, Parry 8 (normally 10), Toughness 12 (5), Bennies 0, 6 PP used, Wounds: 1

Aradhel
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Sat 12 Oct 2019
at 17:14
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
Aradhel saw a chance to wreak havoc while their enemy was off kilter and went for a thrust to the neck.

Right Hand, making a called shot to the Head!
+1 for the sword
+2 for Wild Attack
+2 from Gang Up (Jereth and the Golem)
-4 for Headshot
Sum: +1

12:08, Today: Aradhel rolled 6,8 using d12+1,d6+1, rerolling max with rolls of 5,(6+1)7.  Right Hand with Modifiers.

With her Parry reduced to 8, that hits dead on!

d8+1 for Sword
d8 Strength
+2 Wild Attack
+4 for Called Shot
2d8+7

12:11, Today: Aradhel rolled 13 using 2d8+7, rerolling max with rolls of 1,5.  Damage.

Left Hand
+2 for Wild Attack
+2 from Gang Up (Jereth and the Golem)

12:13, Today: Aradhel rolled 37,9 using d12+4,d6+4, rerolling max with rolls of (12+12+9)33,5.  Fighting - Left Hand.

lol I think I hit with a Raise

d8 for Sword
d8 Strength
d6 Raise
+2 Wild Attack

Annnd... 11 damage, does nothing - 12:14, Today: Aradhel rolled 9,2 using 2d8+2,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 1,6,2.  Damage.

Jereth
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Mon 14 Oct 2019
at 05:27
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick

Jereth strained at the snakes wrapping around him.  Aradhel's sword cut away some and there was a moment of hope....only to have more of the things appear and wrap tightly around him.  Nonetheless, he persisted.  He strained against the serpents tugging free for another moment as the rest of the party launched their assaults.  The guardsman's sword rose again and he brought it down on the snakewoman in a heavy, cumbersome strike...

To Hit - 18(Forgot +1 from Sword in roll), Damage 14

1:17, Today: Jereth rolled 9,5 using 2d8+3,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 5,1,5. Longsword Damage with Raise.
01:15, Today: Jereth rolled 9,17 using d10+2,d6+2, rerolling max with rolls of 7,(6+6+3)15. Wild Longsword (+2 Gangup, +2 Wild, -2 Entangle).

The Runelord
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Tue 15 Oct 2019
at 16:41
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
The snake-woman reels from an increasing number of wounds!!

One more wound and she's down. 'Bella, your move!

Snake-woman: SHAKEN, Parry 8 (normally 10), Toughness 12 (5), Bennies 0, 6 PP used, Wounds: 3

Silvijabella
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Wed 16 Oct 2019
at 00:03
Re: Chapter 8: Retaking Rannick
The snakes wrapping about her ankles and legs were effective in preventing her from getting closer to the creature or move further from the encounter.  The fact that the things were slithering up to restrain her torso and arms didn't improve her outlook.  In an act of desperation more than planned aggression, she hurled the segment of her star that was clasped in her right hand and hoped to make some sort of an impact.

(19:57, Today: Silvijabella rolled 4,4 using d6-1,d6-1, rerolling max with rolls of 5,5. Thrown Star (small), -2 entangle, +1 for Throwing with Star.  Presuming I'm within 4" (24'), that should be a hit.
20:00, Today: Silvijabella rolled 5 using d6+d4, rerolling max with rolls of 4,1. Damage for small star if hit.  Nope - that's a Derp.)