Episode Two: Gone are Better Days.   Posted by Dungeon Master.Group: 0
Sypher Whiteraven
 player, 112 posts
 Human
 Paladin/Monk - Gestault
Mon 8 May 2017
at 23:38
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
Sypher and Shiaran, already dressed and ready for the trip 'tomorrow', grab all their gear by the door and are in the hallway in less than half a minute.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 172 posts
 Roller of Dice
 Giver of Trinkets
Tue 9 May 2017
at 00:20
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
As the trio races back to the quarterdeck, Sypher and Rebort both sense a sizeable handful of the enemy bearing down on the front door. The doors are closed, and the two marines on watch are hunkered down, but only wielding pistols.
Sypher Whiteraven
 player, 113 posts
 Human
 Paladin/Monk - Gestault
Tue 9 May 2017
at 01:04
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
"Large group bearing down on the door."  Sypher moves in toward the Marines.  "Gentlemen, would you mind moving back to support while I take point?"  He draws his sabre and faces the door in a relaxed stance.
Shiaran Whiteraven
 player, 121 posts
 Human
 Wizard/Rogue Gestault
Tue 9 May 2017
at 01:07
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
"Beloc, you're Sypher's second up front.  Rebort, sniper."  Shiaran draws her shuriken and stands off to the side of Rebort, ready to fend off any one who gets by the tanks before they reach the golem.
R.E.B.O.R.T.
 Warforged, 36 posts
 Fighter
 Artificer
Tue 9 May 2017
at 01:13
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
R.E.B.O.R.T. backs up with Shiaran and readies his rifle.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:25, Tue 09 May 2017.

Beloc S'Viscus
 player, 152 posts
 Wood Elf
 Fighter/Druid - Gestault
Tue 9 May 2017
at 01:26
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
Beloc draws his new falchion and positions himself on the opposite of the door from Sypher. His new shield floats beside him acting as an automated barrier.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 173 posts
 Roller of Dice
 Giver of Trinkets
Tue 9 May 2017
at 01:31
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
Six lacedons come crashing through the windows and door way, shrieking their horrible noise as they scurry.

Ranged Phase. Anyone who can shoot (or throw) is free to designate a target and fire within the rulesets of your respective weapon. Remember, shooting multiple targets requires multiple base attack bonuses, not the weapon conferred additional attacks that equal to trigger pulls".
Shiaran Whiteraven
 player, 122 posts
 Human
 Wizard/Rogue Gestault
Tue 9 May 2017
at 01:46
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
Shiaran grimaces at her shuriken, drops them and pulls out her pistols.  She opens fire on any lacedon not coming through the door.  Still unfamiliar with the weapons, she does minimal damage to the creature.
R.E.B.O.R.T.
 Warforged, 37 posts
 Fighter
 Artificer
Tue 9 May 2017
at 01:56
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
R.E.B.O.R.T. fires off at the first creature that pushes through the door. The shot strikes it in the center of the chest, blowing a large hole straight through it. The sheer force of the blast sends it flying back out the door.


20:52, Today: R.E.B.O.R.T. rolled 19 using 2d10.  Damage vs. Lacedon.
20:46, Today: R.E.B.O.R.T. rolled 14 using 1d20+7.  Rifle attack vs. lacedon.

Shiaran Whiteraven
 player, 123 posts
 Human
 Wizard/Rogue Gestault
Tue 9 May 2017
at 01:59
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
Shiaran looks at the spot where the lacedon was, over at Rebort, then down at her guns and frowns.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 174 posts
 Roller of Dice
 Giver of Trinkets
Tue 9 May 2017
at 15:08
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
The two hunkered down marines fire at targets as well, wounding, but not killing one of the lacedons.

Battle Order
Lacedon #2 [DEAD]
Sypher
Shiaran
Beloc
Rebort
Lacedon #4[DEAD]
Lacedon #5[DEAD]

Marine #1
Marine #2

Lacedon #3 [7 DMG]
Lacedon #1 [9 DMG]

Lacedon #2 swipes at Sypher as it crashes through the window and takes a hit from the marine. The attack is sloppy, and Sypher easily avoids it.

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:05, Wed 10 May 2017.

Sypher Whiteraven
 player, 114 posts
 Human
 Paladin/Monk - Gestault
Tue 9 May 2017
at 21:02
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
Sypher's blade ignites in white fire.  He ignores the lacedon shot by Shiaran and focuses on the one uninjured yet.  His blade slashes across it's torso from hip to opposing shoulder in a single smooth stroke.  The creature is shorn completely in half, both of which catch fire and incinerate before they hit the ground.

Sypher steps back into a ready position.
Shiaran Whiteraven
 player, 124 posts
 Human
 Wizard/Rogue Gestault
Tue 9 May 2017
at 21:09
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
Shiaran raises the pistols again and gives them another try.  Without flinching she fires off two shots at the monster she hit previously, the one bearing down on her brother.  Both shots hit dead center mass in succession, causing the torso to explode backward in a shower of gore.

She looks at her guns again as she rotates them along the barrel, giving them a second appraisal.  She smiles and nods.
Beloc S'Viscus
 player, 153 posts
 Wood Elf
 Fighter/Druid - Gestault
Wed 10 May 2017
at 02:23
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
The first within Beloc's range is the lacedon (L4) that comes charging in through the window. He swings high, aiming for the head, and strikes hard. His new falchion quickly removes its head from its shoulders and the momentum carries the blade around in a semi-circle. Before the head hits the ground, his blade bites into the lacedon (L3) coming through the door. He cuts a clean black like across its torso, and it falls motionless to the ground.

21:05, Today: Beloc S'Viscus rolled 11 using 2d4+5.  Damage on L3 (cleave).
21:04, Today: Beloc S'Viscus rolled 13 using 2d4+5.  Damage on L4.

This message was last edited by the player at 13:10, Wed 10 May 2017.

R.E.B.O.R.T.
 Warforged, 38 posts
 Fighter
 Artificer
Wed 10 May 2017
at 02:30
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
R.E.B.O.R.T. draws a bead on the ghoul climbing in the far right window. The awkward movements of it lumbering through and his shot wings it in the shoulder rather than a clean shot to the chest.

21:24, Today: R.E.B.O.R.T. rolled 9 using 2d10.  Damage on L1.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 13:09, Wed 10 May 2017.

Dungeon Master
 GM, 176 posts
 Roller of Dice
 Giver of Trinkets
Wed 10 May 2017
at 14:06
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
The two marines take aim and make short work of the remaining lacedon before it can manage to even realize what's happening.

Kallium comes barreling around the corner with his full kit, suited up. He takes one glance at the carnage in the quarterdeck and nods. "Lacedons. Aquatic ghasts. Perfect for entering stealthily into a navy yard. This can't be the only thing on its way here. This is a skirmish force, meant to soften the base. I don't know what this place faces in the coming hour, but it wont be small. The PCA doesn't just toss troops at a target to poke us in the eye, they always mean business. This area is no longer safe. We have to get to the motor pool and evacuate. The marines here can hold out for a time, maybe even repel this".

Secondary explosions outside rock the officer's barracks. "The munitions inside of the armory are starting to cook off. You two, marines. Get out of here, rally with whoever you can find, and get to the mess hall. The admirals are holed up in the Admiral's Table. Move!".

The two marines bark out an "Aye, sir!" and quickly take to their feet. They pause to peer out of the door, and sprint off in to the dim evening. "Shiaran, on point. Beloc, with her. Sypher and Rebort, watch our flanks. I'll watch the rear. Head to the main gate, straight out of this door and across parade grounds. Don't stop if we don't have to, I-". A third and massive explosion cracks and splinters to wood and plaster walls of the room. "Lets go!".
Shiaran Whiteraven
 player, 125 posts
 Human
 Wizard/Rogue Gestault
Wed 10 May 2017
at 17:45
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
Shiaran holsters her guns and draws her sword.  If she's going to take point, melee is the most likely thing to kill her.  She moves out at a cautious run, scanning as she goes.
Sypher Whiteraven
 player, 115 posts
 Human
 Paladin/Monk - Gestault
Wed 10 May 2017
at 17:46
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
Sypher positions himself about three yards behind Shiaran, alert and looking in all directions including up as he follows at the same pace.
Beloc S'Viscus
 player, 154 posts
 Wood Elf
 Fighter/Druid - Gestault
Thu 11 May 2017
at 01:06
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
Beloc snatches his shield from the air and takes off with Shiaran. He does his best to keep a step or two ahead in order to intercept anything attempting to slow them down, but with her exceptional speed, he can only manage to just keep up.
R.E.B.O.R.T.
 Warforged, 39 posts
 Fighter
 Artificer
Thu 11 May 2017
at 01:07
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
R.E.B.O.R.T. exits the building and trails behind Sypher by a few paces, rifle in the ready position to quickly fire at any incoming hostiles.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 177 posts
 Roller of Dice
 Giver of Trinkets
Thu 11 May 2017
at 11:13
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
Outside the fighting has intensified. To the marine's credit, they've managed to get geared up and rally quickly. A team of 12 is actively fighting off the dead outside of the mess hall, and muzzle flashes spew hot lead from up high on the walls of the yard. Off in the distance, towards town, the sounds.of fighting can be heard as well. An outright melee of marines, sailors, and undead rages in every direction. You pass by dead and dying on both side, grousome wounds cover the fallen. The majority of the marines and sailors who've met their end still have their bodies relatively in tact. The wounds focus primary to the throat and neck areas of many.

In front of the group, two lacedons chewing on a body catch notice of your movement and make a dash towards you, while 4 more come at the rear. Two on the left flank, three on the right. Each is somewhere around 50 foot away.

You may freely attack any of your aggressors. Please keep posts turn based to give all members of the party a chance to act before you make a second action, if any
Shiaran Whiteraven
 player, 126 posts
 Human
 Wizard/Rogue Gestault
Thu 11 May 2017
at 12:26
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
Shiaran, who stands on the left of Beloc, engages the first of those lacedon's approaching from the front.  Her blade glows with chilling blue anti-fire and slashes almost casually at the monster's gut.  The wound is deep, almost slicing the thing in half as the ice begins to form from the wound.
Sypher Whiteraven
 player, 116 posts
 Human
 Paladin/Monk - Gestault
Thu 11 May 2017
at 12:28
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
Sypher maintains a fighting distance from the others in his group.  He waits for the ghouls to come to him to keep from getting separated from the four others with him.  However, his blade glows with the white-gold of righteous fire, a fire reflected in his eyes.
Beloc S'Viscus
 player, 155 posts
 Wood Elf
 Fighter/Druid - Gestault
Thu 11 May 2017
at 13:02
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
Beloc remains at Shiaran's side, so to speak. Seeing her fighting style a few times already, he maneuvers himself to allow her a flanking position to maximize her potential. He strikes at the last remaining lacedon of the two. The cut is deep, but not enough to fell the foe.

08:00, Today: Beloc S'Viscus rolled 8 using 2d4+5.  Damage vs. lacedon.

R.E.B.O.R.T.
 Warforged, 40 posts
 Fighter
 Artificer
Thu 11 May 2017
at 13:08
Episode Two: Gone are Better Days
R.E.B.O.R.T. drops to a knee, a few paces behind Sypher, putting the man wielding the fiery blade between him and the approaching ghouls. He takes at at one of the lacedons from the group of three, and fires.  The shot catches it just below the jaw, and subsequently takes the head clean off. The body flies backwards tumbling end over end until comes to a stop a good ten feet back.

Quickly, he pushes a new round into the chamber with a single deft action.

08:05, Today: R.E.B.O.R.T. rolled 20 using 2d10.  Damage vs. lacedon.

This message was last edited by the player at 13:09, Thu 11 May 2017.