(IC) The Quest Begins!   Posted by Dungeon Master.Group: 0
Jemimwitt Haethy
 Halfling Cavalier, 68 posts
Fri 13 Aug 2021
at 00:59
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
Jemimwitt backed away from the monster so he could get some momentum for a charge, and then slammed back into the creature.

Move back, take the inevitable aoo, and charge
17:56, Today: Jemimwitt Haethy rolled 20 using 3d6+9.  Damage if 27 hits.

17:55, Today: Jemimwitt Haethy rolled 27 using 1d20+15.  Charge!!!! (Lance, but no challenge this time, just strength bonus).


20 damage if that hits and I don't get stopped by the AOO.

Ride Check for Muffins to attack
17:57, Today: Jemimwitt Haethy rolled 18 using 1d20+11 ((7)).

17:58, Today: Jemimwitt Haethy rolled 8 using 1d20+7 ((1)).

Auto miss on Muffins



The lance shot sunk in heavily, but Muffins found it impossible to bite at the carapace: he couldn't figure out a good way to attack that safely.
Dove Laneri
 Aasimar Sorcerer, 61 posts
Sat 14 Aug 2021
at 10:03
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
Dove and stripes disengage to get a bit of distance and ideally put someone in armor between her and the monsters. She could do a lot but nowhere near as much while in melee range of things tearing chunks out of her torso.

OOC
Full Round: Disengage

This message was last edited by the GM at 11:09, Sat 14 Aug 2021.

Dungeon Master
 GM, 847 posts
Sat 14 Aug 2021
at 14:23
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
The cavalier rushes back, missed by the creature. He charges at it, lance hitting him directly. Muffins goes to bite into him but gets nothing but carapace.

Dream draws his scimitar but misses.

Dove runs with Stripes, trying to gain distance and does it successfully.

The creature by Jem burrows into the ground and dissapears.
*Disengage into the ground. No hole.

The one that attack Dream, attacks again! It sinks its teeth into the clerics chest.
*Dream: 8 Damage, 1 Acid

Finally the one that went after Dove charges through the woods and sinks its manacled maul upon Dove!
*Dove: 10 Damage, No Damage from Acid

Haile moves to the wagon and places the bear inside. She fires at one of the creatures but misses!

The creature stares at Dove and then its head gets hit from behind twice. Its head is severed and falls to the ground in acidic ooze and standing there is Sam. His eyes narrow on the aasimar as he holds his twin kurkris.
*Creature is killed by Sam.

OOC
Group is up
---------------------------------------
Sam         (25)
Jem         (22)
Dream       (22)
*9 Damage
Dove        (12)
*20 Damage
---------------------------------------
Creatures   (09)
*One is killed
---------------------------------------
Haile       (04)

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Dove Laneri
 Aasimar Sorcerer, 62 posts
Sat 14 Aug 2021
at 14:54
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
Dove let out another shrill cry of pain as her Stripes began to get even more agitated, before Sam solved the issue. She seemed hesitant on how to handle it at first, likely due to the heavy amount of pain she was in before she gently nudged Stripes with her ankle so he stopped aiming his backside at Sam.

"Thanks Sam. And now, Lady Desna, I appreciate your help."

Dove stepped away from the corpse and Sam, just in case it wasn't fully dead, before she invoked a spell quietly as her hand pulsed with a soft light. The wounds on her chest began to mend as the blood flowed back inside of her and the flesh knit. When it seemed minor scratches and rends would be left her spell seemed to give an odd final pulse, finishing off the heal.

Move: 5ft Step away from the body
Standard: Cure Moderate Wounds + Bloodline Arcana. Dove Heals for 21 Hit Points.

07:53, Today: Dove Laneri rolled 17 using 2d8+5.  Cure Moderate Wounds.
Bloodline Arcana: +4 Healing to Target in Sight (Dove)

Sam Cascious
 Tiefling Rogue, 19 posts
Sat 14 Aug 2021
at 15:31
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
Without a word, Sam turns and charges at the creature attacking Dream. He sinks his blade between a opening in the carapace.

23 Damage
08:29, Today: Sam Cascious rolled 16 using 3d8.

08:29, Today: Sam Cascious rolled 7 using 1d4+5.

08:28, Today: Sam Cascious rolled 21 using 1d20+11.

Dreamljocht
 Elf Cleric, 82 posts
 HP 32/41; Init +4; AC 17
 Fort 5; Will 4; Reflex 7
Sat 14 Aug 2021
at 16:09
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
Dreamljocht is focused on the monster in front that hit him last. WIth the wound in his shoulder, burning with acid`, he is not able to get his attack right again. He msises and is very happy to see Sam at the other side ofthe monster, attacking with his now famous kukri's.

Dreamljocht rolled 13 using 1d20+10. Attack with scimitar +1

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Jemimwitt Haethy
 Halfling Cavalier, 70 posts
Sat 14 Aug 2021
at 17:37
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
Muffins instinctively backed away and growled as the creature suddenly vanished into the ground.

"Careful, mine's dug away!"

Jemimwitt gave Muffins a good spur and directed him in another low charge towards the one fighting Dream after seeing (with a little surprise) Sam kill one of the creatures.

"BY THE ORDER OF THE SWORD!"

Muffins made a mad dash across the campsite, sending up dust as his legs quickly propelled the dire corgi to an impressive rate, and once again, Jemimwitt brought his lance to bear on the target, careful not to hit the cleric.

Charge with lance. 10:33, Today: Jemimwitt Haethy rolled 24 using 1d20+13 ((11)).

10:34, Today: Jemimwitt Haethy rolled 18 using 3d6+9 ((4,4,1)).
18 Damage, roll for ride/bite

10:35, Today: Jemimwitt Haethy rolled 12 using 1d20+11 ((1))
1 Auto fails.


Muffins was reluctant to get close and bite the thing: understandable, given it's carapace. He would not try and ask Muffins to do it again: the lance was more important.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 849 posts
Sat 14 Aug 2021
at 23:36
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
With Jem and Sam hitting the creature, its speared by the lance and falls to the ground, dead.

Suddenly, the ground burst up 20' from the group! It hisses and lets out a acidic burst upon Sam, Jem and Dream!

DC: 14 Reflex Save
16:29, Today: Dungeon Master rolled 11 using 4d4.
Half: 6 Points of Damage


Sam darts away from the breath, using quick speed.

Haile fires at the last creature barely hitting him.
*2 Damage to creature

The rogue charges at the beast and goes to sink his blade into it!
*7 damage to creature

OOC
Group is up
---------------------------------------
Sam         (25)
Jem         (22)
Dream       (22)
*9 Damage
Dove        (12)
---------------------------------------
Creatures   (09)
*Two are killed
---------------------------------------
Haile       (04)

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Jemimwitt Haethy
 Halfling Cavalier, 71 posts
Tue 17 Aug 2021
at 20:56
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
13:52, Today: Jemimwitt Haethy rolled 17 using 1d20+6.  Muffins Ref (Evasion).

13:52, Today: Jemimwitt Haethy rolled 24 using 1d20+6.  Ref Save.


Jemimwitt avoided the worst of the acid, where as Muffins managed to literally dodge the spray entirely.

Growling, Muffins charged on his own as Jemimwitt gritted his teeth, bringing his lance around quickly as he found himself propelled towards the remaining creature, bringing the lance home to just barely strike.


Charge as usual.
13:55, Today: Jemimwitt Haethy rolled 16 using 1d20+13 ((3)).
I'm pretty sure that's a miss?

Edit- Apparently not. Rolling damage.

19:33, Today: Jemimwitt Haethy rolled 23 using 3d6+9 ((5,5,4)).


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Dreamljocht
 Elf Cleric, 84 posts
 HP 26/41; Init +4; AC 17
 Fort 5; Will 4; Reflex 7
Tue 17 Aug 2021
at 22:16
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
The acid hits Dreamljocht although he dodges most of it. As soon as possible he attacks the critter with his scimitar, but again he misses. Harmlessly bouncing his blade on the carapace of the monster.

Dreamljocht rolled 27 using 1d20+7. Reflex save: => 6 damage
Dreamljocht rolled 12 using 1d20+8. Attack with scimitar +1

My last 5 attack rolls with bow or scimitar: 3,8,2,3,4! I'm happy that some of my other rolls are a bit higher

Dove Laneri
 Aasimar Sorcerer, 65 posts
 HP 35/35; Init +3; AC 13
 Fort+4; Will+4; Reflex+5
Wed 18 Aug 2021
at 12:20
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
Dove was certainly not as fast to react though it may have been due to the fact she was chanting a spell. Stripes on the other hand showing he was a little coward darted back into Dove's leg taking his place once more as a Tattoo. Finally her spell released a barrage of force missiles at the creature.

Stripes Move: Stripes returns to Tattoo form
Dove Standard: Magic Missile hits for 10 Force Damage
05:18, Today: Dove Laneri rolled 10 using 3d4+3.  Magic Missile. (Only if beast is still standing).

Dungeon Master
 GM, 856 posts
Wed 18 Aug 2021
at 14:19
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
Dove's spell hits and when the cavalier charges at it, that was its final call. The creature fell to the ground in a mass of mandibles and carapace as well as nasty acid.

Sam slips his blades back to where they came and walks over to Haile and the bear to check on them. Silence comes from him-he's either ticked off, had enough or doesn't care about anyone besides the ranger and the cub.
Jemimwitt Haethy
 Halfling Cavalier, 73 posts
 HP37/6 Ini+4 AC19
 F8 R6 W5
Wed 18 Aug 2021
at 15:01
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
Jemimwitt gave a polite nod to Sam but let him be.


"Well fought, everyone. Shall we dispose of the corpses and continue resting, or change camp sites?"

Dove Laneri
 Aasimar Sorcerer, 66 posts
 HP 35/35; Init +3; AC 13
 Fort+4; Will+4; Reflex+5
Wed 18 Aug 2021
at 15:16
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
Dove quietly casts Mending as the rips and tears in her clothes begin to heal, now that combat was over and her wounds where healed. A Prestidigitation also took care of any leftover blood or saliva.

"I'd probably suggest moving even if all I want is a rest, the smell of blood may bring more predators? At least that's what I was always told."
Dreamljocht
 Elf Cleric, 87 posts
 HP 38/41; Init +4; AC 17
 Fort 5; Will 4; Reflex 7
Thu 19 Aug 2021
at 07:56
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
"Welcome Sam, I was afraid that we had lost you. But once again you come to help us." voices Dreamljocht his concern about his missing companion.
When everyone is setteld again, Dreamljocht uses his ability to channel positive energy, holding his holy symbol and praying to Sarenrae.
"Anyone still more wounded than a few scratches that heal over night?"

Everyone wounded takes 12 hp healing: Dreamljocht rolled 12 using 3d6. Channel positive energy.
Sam Cascious
 Tiefling Rogue, 20 posts
Thu 19 Aug 2021
at 14:10
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
After checking on the bear and ranger, Sam turns and starts to head back into the woods. He stops, watching each of them and then keeps walking into the brush.
Halie Delmenn
 Human Ranger, 64 posts
Thu 19 Aug 2021
at 23:13
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
There was blush that came to her cheeks when Sam came to check on her and the bear cub but she was ultimately relieved that he came back. Her gaze darted over to Dream when he spoke to Sam but returned when she sensed him moving. Reaching out, she caught ahold of his arm. "Don't go..."
Sam Cascious
 Tiefling Rogue, 21 posts
Fri 20 Aug 2021
at 00:10
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
The rogue stares at the ranger. He glances at the others and then back to Haile. Sam steps back away from them and goes to where the cub lies. He waits in the back of the wagon, silently. His eyes dart around, watching. A hand goes to where the cub is resting. Its hard to tell what is more unnerving-Sam speaking or not saying a word. And telling what he is feeling. Hurt. Anger.Upset. Or nothing. Emotionless.

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Dreamljocht
 Elf Cleric, 88 posts
 HP 38/41; Init +4; AC 17
 Fort 5; Will 4; Reflex 7
Fri 20 Aug 2021
at 19:34
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
"Stay with us, Sam." says Dreamljocht to the rogue. The inscrutable man has earned Dreamljochts trust by now, coming to the rescue of his companions several times, even if he was not obliged.
Dove Laneri
 Aasimar Sorcerer, 68 posts
 HP 35/35; Init +3; AC 13
 Fort+4; Will+4; Reflex+5
Fri 20 Aug 2021
at 23:30
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
Dove moves to relax by Jemimwitt while she waits for the party to talk down Sam. She has to admit she doesn't get it, but it's none of her business. She wasn't entirely sure what to do and so decided to lean on some good advice from her aunt, namely 'let them sort their own shit out.' Perfect.

"So does this happen often in this area? The whole ambush thing." Instead she just strikes up conversation with Jemimwitt.
Sam Cascious
 Tiefling Rogue, 22 posts
Fri 20 Aug 2021
at 23:41
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
As much as he wants to say something, to go off on all of them-he doesn't. His eyes narrow and glances at Dream. He turns from him and leaves his hand near the cub for a moment and turns away from them. Sam takes a deep breath. Not a single word breaks from him.
Jemimwitt Haethy
 Halfling Cavalier, 74 posts
 HP53/60 Ini +4 AC 19
 Fort 8 Ref 6 Will 5
Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 15:53
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
Jemimwitt shook his head. "I'm new to the area as well. I've been ambushed before, but never by foes this strong.

Most of the foes we've faced, I'd have evaded rather than trying to fight on my own.

It would be nice to avoid any more nasty surprises, but I don't have my hopes up. 


The Order of the Sword required you to show a degree of bravery, not stupidity. He'd met a few cavaliers of the second variety, and they usually didn't last very long.
Dove Laneri
 Aasimar Sorcerer, 70 posts
 HP 35/35; Init +3; AC 13
 Fort+4; Will+4; Reflex+5
Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 22:12
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
"First goblins, then bears, and now some kind of underground bug. Yea, I'm definitely ready to get the hell out of here. Wish when my spells had woke up some kind of Alarm had, tsk. Not gonna sleep peacefully for days."

Dove let out a put upon sigh, absolutely agreeing with Jemimwitt's assessment of avoiding these kind of fights rather then tackling them head on.
Halie Delmenn
 Human Ranger, 65 posts
Sun 22 Aug 2021
at 04:17
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
She moved up behind Sam and wrapped her arms around him in a gentle hug. "Come on Sam...stay...for me. We need you..." Her words were soft. "Don't leave me..." Her thoughts careened back to at the wagon, that moment that was shared. "You...you can't just do what you did and leave."
Sam Cascious
 Tiefling Rogue, 23 posts
Sun 22 Aug 2021
at 09:35
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
As much as he wants to yell at everyone, he doesn't. The rogue winces at the hug but doesn't pull away. His eyes dart to Dove, eyes narrowed and then move away. He looks up at the sky. still being held. Silence. The rogue pulls away from her and sits on the back of the wagon near the cub.