In Character: Toward Treona's Tower.   Posted by Dungeon Engine.Group: archive 0
Tumanako
 Half-dwarf Invoker, 28 posts
Fri 27 Jul 2018
at 18:45
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
Most of the party focused their attention on the nearer wolves; Tumanako had a different view. He looked out over the battlefield and sees multiple wolves trying to close on the party's position. He moved closer to the foes, raised his staff, and struck the ground with it.  A peal of thunder rolls across the battlefield. Two of the wolves are thrown backwards while a third manages to weather the storm. He smiles with satisfaction.



Move: Walk west.
Standard: Thunder of Judgement on Ravenous Wolves 2, 3 and 4. Hit #2(Fort 14) for 11 thunder damage and #3 (Fort 17) for 9 thunder damage, miss #4 (Fort 9). Ravenous Wolves 2 and 3 are pushed 4 squares and are dazed until the end of my next turn.  [Private to GM: Dice roller reads wrong--I had written the power name incorrectly on my sheet. I was intending to use the Encounter power.]



Illumination: bright light within 20 squares (~100 ft) of any sunrod. Dim light elsewhere.
Terrain: All surfaces are difficult terrain (+1 square of movement to leave), except the bridge.
Bridge: Not very high above the river. 2 squares side to side, 3 squares end to end. East end of bridge and a little beyond encased in "Phantom Chasm".  Any enemy that enters this zone is knocked prone.
River: Runs roughly north-south. Not deep but is swift; each square requires a DC 12 Athletics check or +1 extra square of movement (for a total of 3). 3 squares across.
Stakes: Kiris Alkirk is threatened by the wolves.

Gray wolf A: 15/38, 16/14/15/11, +7, 1d6+5. On bridge, adjacent to Kiris. Prone, Immobilized (-2 penalty to Will, end of encounter). Flanking Kiris with wolf B. BLOODIED.
Gray wolf B: 19/38, 16/14/15/13, +7, 1d6+5. On near shore of river, at edge of bridge. Prone. Flanking Kiris with wolf A. BLOODIED. Marked by Eryssia (has a -2 penalty and takes 3 radiant on the first attack it makes that doesn't include Eryssia)
Moya: 26/26, 16/14/12/16. In trees south of road, 5 east of bridge.
Ehryk: 25/25, 16/11/13/16. On road, 4 east of bridge.
Tom: 22/22, 16/14/16/13. In trees south of road, 7 east of bridge.
Prester: 24/24, 15/13/15/15. On road, 5 east of bridge.  Aberrant Dragonmark visible.
Eryssia: 28/28, 13/14/14/15. On road, 4 east of bridge.
Tumanako: 28/28, 16/15/11/15. On road, 6 east of bridge.
Ravenous wolf 1: 25/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Far shore of river, 5 south of bridge.
Ravenous wolf 2: 9/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 7 south of bridge. +1d6+4 damage if Moya harmed, 4 fire damage if it attacks Moya, dazed until EOTumanako'sNT.
Ravenous wolf 3: 16/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 9 SE of bridge, dazed until EOTumanako'sNT.
Ravenous wolf 4: 25/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 5 NE of bridge.
Kiris Alkirk: 13/13/13/13. Middle of bridge, between gray wolf A and the PCs. Flanked by wolves A and B.
Dungeon Engine
 GM, 68 posts
Fri 27 Jul 2018
at 20:18
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
The wolf on the far side of the river plods through the mud toward the bridge, reaches the stone surface and moves out onto it, but stops short of Prester's zone, shying away as if at the edge of a precipice. The two that were dazed by Tumanako's invocation are moving slowly. One moves back toward the bridge, the other hunkers down, wary of another attack. As all this is going on, the wolf to the north charges in, splashing through the mud to reach Lady Eryssia. It reaches her and clamps its jaws tight. It has her grabbed.

Kiris seems to not want to dare move, but he swings his stick to ward off the wolves. The gray wolf on the far side of him gets to its feet and snaps at Kiris, trying to lock its jaws on him. It gets a stick bounced off its nose for its trouble and it rears back but isn't entirely dissuaded.

The other wolf stand up and immediately charges toward Eryssia. It reaches her and slashes savagely.

With her fellow adventurers are under attack, what do the infernal voices in Moya's head tell her to do?


Ravenous wolf 1:
Move: Walk 4 to bridge (8 movement).
Move: Walk onto bridge, staying out of Prester's zone.

Ravenous wolf 2:
Dazed.
Standard: Total defense. +2 to all defenses until the end of its next turn.

Ravenous wolf 3:
Dazed.
Move: Walk 4 NW toward bridge (8 movement).

Ravenous wolf 4:
Move: Walk to within 4 of Eryssia.
Standard: 12:49, Today: Dungeon Engine, for the NPC Ravenous wolf 4, rolled 22 using 1d20+7.  Charge Eryssia with bite. Hit.
12:50, Today: Dungeon Engine, for the NPC Ravenous wolf 4., rolled 13 using 1d10+3.  Bite damage. Eryssia is grabbed.

Kiris:
Standard: Total defense. +2 to all defenses until the end of his next turn.

Gray wolf A:
Move: Stand from prone.
Standard: 12:56, Today: Dungeon Engine, for the NPC Gray wolf A, rolled 12 using 1d20+4.  Grab (with combat advantage) vs. Reflex of Kiris. Miss.

Gray wolf B:
Move: Stand from prone.
Standard: 13:00, Today: Dungeon Engine, for the NPC Gray wolf B, rolled 27 using 1d20+8.  Charge with bite vs. AC of Eryssia.
13:01, Today: Dungeon Engine, for the NPC Gray wolf B, rolled 7 using 1d6+5.  Bite damage.

Illumination: bright light within 20 squares (~100 ft) of any sunrod. Dim light elsewhere.
Terrain: All surfaces are difficult terrain (+1 square of movement to leave), except the bridge.
Bridge: Not very high above the river. 2 squares side to side, 3 squares end to end. East end of bridge and a little beyond encased in "Phantom Chasm".  Any enemy that enters this zone is knocked prone.
River: Runs roughly north-south. Not deep but is swift; each square requires a DC 12 Athletics check or +1 extra square of movement (for a total of 3). 3 squares across.
Stakes: Kiris Alkirk is threatened by the wolves.

Gray wolf A: 15/38, 16/14/15/11, +7, 1d6+5. On bridge, adjacent to Kiris. Immobilized (-2 penalty to Will, end of encounter). BLOODIED.
Gray wolf B: 19/38, 16/14/15/13, +7, 1d6+5. Flanking Kiris with wolf A. BLOODIED. Marked by Eryssia (has a -2 penalty and takes 3 radiant on the first attack it makes that doesn't include Eryssia). Adjacent to Eryssia.
Moya: 26/26, 16/14/12/16. In trees south of road, 5 east of bridge.
Ehryk: 25/25, 16/11/13/16. On road, 4 east of bridge.
Tom: 22/22, 16/14/16/13. In trees south of road, 7 east of bridge.
Prester: 24/24, 15/13/15/15. On road, 5 east of bridge.  Aberrant Dragonmark visible.
Eryssia: 8/28, 13/14/14/15. On road, 4 east of bridge. Grabbed by ravenous wolf 4. Engaged with gray wolf B.
Tumanako: 28/28, 16/15/11/15. On road, 6 east of bridge.
Ravenous wolf 1: 25/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. On bridge, adjacent to Kiris.
Ravenous wolf 2: 9/25, 17/14/16/16, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 7 south of bridge. +1d6+4 damage if Moya harmed, 4 fire damage if it attacks Moya, dazed until EOTumanako'sNT. +2 to all defenses until start of its next turn.
Ravenous wolf 3: 16/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 5 SE of bridge, dazed until EOTumanako'sNT.
Ravenous wolf 4: 25/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. North of Eryssia and grabbing Eryssia.
Kiris Alkirk: 15/15/15/15. Middle of bridge, between gray wolf A and the PCs. Flanked by wolves A and B. +2 to all defenses until start of his next turn.
Moya of Argaian
 Human Hexblade, 35 posts
 AC 16 F/R/W 14/12/16
 HP 26 Surges 8/8
Fri 27 Jul 2018
at 22:26
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
In reply to Tumanako (msg # 65):

Moya pulls her attention away from Prester's bizarre twist of time and space to refocus her baleful attentions on her chosen target, advancing with caution and deliberate purpose as she sends a wicked, screaming bolt of greenish force from her wand into the wolf's flank. Unfortunately the wolf is still standing, but Moya has nearly closed the distance in the lead of all other members of the party.

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Move: Walk 2 west (4 squares).
Standard: Eldritch Blast Ravenous wolf 2, hit for 7 dmg

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Illumination: bright light within 20 squares (~100 ft) of any sunrod. Dim light elsewhere.
Terrain: All surfaces are difficult terrain (+1 square of movement to leave), except the bridge.
Bridge: Not very high above the river. 2 squares side to side, 3 squares end to end. East end of bridge and a little beyond encased in "Phantom Chasm".  Any enemy that enters this zone is knocked prone.
River: Runs roughly north-south. Not deep but is swift; each square requires a DC 12 Athletics check or +1 extra square of movement (for a total of 3). 3 squares across.
Stakes: Kiris Alkirk is threatened by the wolves.

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Gray wolf A: 15/38, 16/14/15/11, +7, 1d6+5. On bridge, adjacent to Kiris. Prone, Immobilized (-2 penalty to Will, end of encounter). Flanking Kiris with wolf B. BLOODIED.
Gray wolf B: 19/38, 16/14/15/13, +7, 1d6+5. On near shore of river, at edge of bridge. Prone. Flanking Kiris with wolf A. BLOODIED. Marked by Eryssia (has a -2 penalty and takes 3 radiant on the first attack it makes that doesn't include Eryssia)
Moya: 26/26, 16/14/12/16. In trees south of road, 3 east of bridge.
Ehryk: 25/25, 16/11/13/16. On road, 4 east of bridge.
Tom: 22/22, 16/14/16/13. In trees south of road, 7 east of bridge.
Prester: 24/24, 15/13/15/15. On road, 5 east of bridge.  Aberrant Dragonmark visible.
Eryssia: 28/28, 13/14/14/15. On road, 4 east of bridge.
Tumanako: 28/28, 16/15/11/15. On road, 6 east of bridge.
Ravenous wolf 1: 25/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Far shore of river, 5 south of bridge.
Ravenous wolf 2: 2/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 7 south of bridge. 4 force damage if it attacks Moya, dazed until EOTumanako'sNT.
Ravenous wolf 3: 16/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 9 SE of bridge, dazed until EOTumanako'sNT.
Ravenous wolf 4: 25/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 5 NE of bridge.
Kiris Alkirk: 13/13/13/13. Middle of bridge, between gray wolf A and the PCs. Flanked by wolves A and B.
Tom Darkstorm
 Human Scout, 13 posts
 AC 16 HP 22
 FOR 14 REF 16 WILL 13
Sat 28 Jul 2018
at 15:52
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
Tom moves forward to get near Kiris and shoots at the gray wolf between him and Kiris and misses rather badly. Frustrated he quickly notches an arrow and unleashes one that strikes through lethally downing the beast.

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Move Walk 3 west(6 squares)
Standard: Shoot Gray Wolf A with longbow. Miss
Spend Action Point.
Repeat shoot Gray Wolf A with longbow. Critical hit for 15 Damage.

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Illumination: bright light within 20 squares (~100 ft) of any sunrod. Dim light elsewhere.
Terrain: All surfaces are difficult terrain (+1 square of movement to leave), except the bridge.
Bridge: Not very high above the river. 2 squares side to side, 3 squares end to end. East end of bridge and a little beyond encased in "Phantom Chasm".  Any enemy that enters this zone is knocked prone.
River: Runs roughly north-south. Not deep but is swift; each square requires a DC 12 Athletics check or +1 extra square of movement (for a total of 3). 3 squares across.
Stakes: Kiris Alkirk is threatened by the wolves.

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Gray wolf A: 0/38, 16/14/15/11, +7, 1d6+5. On bridge, adjacent to Kiris. Prone, Immobilized (-2 penalty to Will, end of encounter). Flanking Kiris with wolf B. BLOODIED.
Gray wolf B: 19/38, 16/14/15/13, +7, 1d6+5. On near shore of river, at edge of bridge. Prone. Flanking Kiris with wolf A. BLOODIED. Marked by Eryssia (has a -2 penalty and takes 3 radiant on the first attack it makes that doesn't include Eryssia)
Moya: 26/26, 16/14/12/16. In trees south of road, 3 east of bridge.
Ehryk: 25/25, 16/11/13/16. On road, 4 east of bridge.
Tom: 22/22, 16/14/16/13. In trees south of road, 4 east of bridge.
Prester: 24/24, 15/13/15/15. On road, 5 east of bridge.  Aberrant Dragonmark visible.
Eryssia: 28/28, 13/14/14/15. On road, 4 east of bridge.
Tumanako: 28/28, 16/15/11/15. On road, 6 east of bridge.
Ravenous wolf 1: 25/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Far shore of river, 5 south of bridge.
Ravenous wolf 2: 2/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 7 south of bridge. 4 force damage if it attacks Moya, dazed until EOTumanako'sNT.
Ravenous wolf 3: 16/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 9 SE of bridge, dazed until EOTumanako'sNT.
Ravenous wolf 4: 25/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 5 NE of bridge.
Kiris Alkirk: 13/13/13/13. Middle of bridge, between gray wolf A and the PCs. Flanked by wolves A and B.

This message was last edited by the player at 15:54, Sat 28 July 2018.

Ehryk
 Shifter cleric, 26 posts
 AC16, F11-R13-W16
 25/25 - Surge 8/8 (6)
Mon 30 Jul 2018
at 16:41
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
Not far from him, one of the wolves advanced, lunging at Lady Eryssia! As it seemed to latch onto her, and another of the larger wolves moved to take a bite, Ehryk began to seethe.

"NO! LEAVE HER BE!" He commanded, his voice grown feral and rough it came out almost as more of a snarl than a shout. The large wolf glanced his way, but seemed undeterred by the hunter's threat.

"Redemptress! Aid this woman I implore..." Ehryk breathed a prayer as he watched blood begin to pour from the woman's wounds. He seemed then to hear a distant sound, a low and mournful wail as of someone's deep lament. A bit of sorrow panged within his breast before a slow warmth replaced it. He watched as the most critical of Lady Eryssia's wounds began to close!



Move: 3 west (full move)
Standard: Cause Fear on RW4 DC13 - Ehryk rolled 12 Fail!
Minor: Healing Word on Eryssia - Ehryk rolled 16 HP



Illumination: bright light within 20 squares (~100 ft) of any sunrod. Dim light elsewhere.
Terrain: All surfaces are difficult terrain (+1 square of movement to leave), except the bridge.
Bridge: Not very high above the river. 2 squares side to side, 3 squares end to end. East end of bridge and a little beyond encased in "Phantom Chasm".  Any enemy that enters this zone is knocked prone.
River: Runs roughly north-south. Not deep but is swift; each square requires a DC 12 Athletics check or +1 extra square of movement (for a total of 3). 3 squares across.
Stakes: Kiris Alkirk is threatened by the wolves.


Gray wolf A: 0/38, 16/14/15/11, +7, 1d6+5. On bridge, adjacent to Kiris. Immobilized (-2 penalty to Will, end of encounter). KO
Gray wolf B: 19/38, 16/14/15/13, +7, 1d6+5. On road, 3 east of bridge, Adjacent to Eryssia. BLOODIED. Marked by Eryssia (has a -2 penalty and takes 3 radiant on the first attack it makes that doesn't include Eryssia).
Moya: 26/26, 16/14/12/16. In trees south of road, 3 east of bridge.
Ehryk: 25/25, 16/11/13/16. North of road, 7 east of bridge.
Tom: 22/22, 16/14/16/13. In trees south of road, 4 east of bridge.
Prester: 24/24, 15/13/15/15. On road, 5 east of bridge.  Aberrant Dragonmark visible.
Eryssia: 24/28, 13/14/14/15. On road, 4 east of bridge. Grabbed by ravenous wolf 4. Engaged with gray wolf B.
Tumanako: 28/28, 16/15/11/15. On road, 6 east of bridge.
Ravenous wolf 1: 25/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. On bridge, adjacent to Kiris.
Ravenous wolf 2: 2/25, 17/14/16/16, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 7 south of bridge. +1d6+4 damage if Moya harmed, 4 fire damage if it attacks Moya, dazed until EOTumanako'sNT. +2 to all defenses until start of its next turn.
Ravenous wolf 3: 16/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 5 SE of bridge, dazed until EOTumanako'sNT.
Ravenous wolf 4: 25/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. North of Eryssia and grabbing Eryssia.
Kiris Alkirk: 15/15/15/15. Middle of bridge, between gray wolf A and the PCs. +2 to all defenses until start of his next turn.
Prester
 Human Wizard, 24 posts
 AC 15 F13 R15 W15
 24/24 Surge 8/8
Mon 30 Jul 2018
at 17:15
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
Prester ignores the shocked/horrified looks hes getting and trudges through the mud toward the bridge.  He waves his staff almost like a fishing pole and three tendrils reach out, and grab the wolves pestering his friends and colleagues and throws them aside.  The two wolves plaguing Eryssia get tossed into his phantom chasm.  The wolf up by Kiris gets thrown into the actual water.


Move 3 toward bridge.
Cast Beguiling Strands (at will)--close burst 5 targets Grey Wolf B, and Ravenous Wolves 1, and 4.

11:55, Today: Prester rolled 14 using 1d20+5.  Spell vs Grey Wolf B will 13. HIT
11:56, Today: Prester rolled 24 using 1d20+5.  Spell vs Ravenous Wolf 1 Will 14. HIT
11:58, Today: Prester rolled 14 using 1d20+5.  Spell vs Ravenous Wolf 4 Will 14. HIT

Each Wolf Takes 4 psychic damage and I push them 3 squares

Grey Wolf B gets pushed back into the zone on the bridge (and is knocked prone), Ravenous Wolf 1 is removed from the bridge and dropped in the river.  Ravenous Wolf 4 is no longer grabbing Erisa and is also pushed back to the foot of the bridge (and is also knocked prone by the Zone)



Illumination: bright light within 20 squares (~100 ft) of any sunrod. Dim light elsewhere.
Terrain: All surfaces are difficult terrain (+1 square of movement to leave), except the bridge.
Bridge: Not very high above the river. 2 squares side to side, 3 squares end to end. East end of bridge and a little beyond encased in "Phantom Chasm".  Any enemy that enters this zone is knocked prone.
River: Runs roughly north-south. Not deep but is swift; each square requires a DC 12 Athletics check or +1 extra square of movement (for a total of 3). 3 squares across.
Stakes: Kiris Alkirk is threatened by the wolves.


Gray wolf A: 0/38, 16/14/15/11, +7, 1d6+5. On bridge, adjacent to Kiris. Immobilized (-2 penalty to Will, end of encounter). KO
Gray wolf B: 14/38, 16/14/15/13, +7, 1d6+5. On road, foot of bridge. BLOODIED. PRONE. Marked by Eryssia (has a -2 penalty and takes 3 radiant on the first attack it makes that doesn't include Eryssia).
Moya: 26/26, 16/14/12/16. In trees south of road, 3 east of bridge.
Ehryk: 25/25, 16/11/13/16. North of road, 7 east of bridge.
Tom: 22/22, 16/14/16/13. In trees south of road, 4 east of bridge.
Prester: 24/24, 15/13/15/15. On road, 2 east of bridge.  Aberrant Dragonmark visible.
Eryssia: 24/28, 13/14/14/15. On road, 4 east of bridge.
Tumanako: 28/28, 16/15/11/15. On road, 6 east of bridge.
Ravenous wolf 1: 21/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. In River
Ravenous wolf 2: 2/25, 17/14/16/16, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 7 south of bridge. +1d6+4 damage if Moya harmed, 4 fire damage if it attacks Moya, dazed until EOTumanako'sNT. +2 to all defenses until start of its next turn.
Ravenous wolf 3: 16/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 5 SE of bridge, dazed until EOTumanako'sNT.
Ravenous wolf 4: 21/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Foot of Bridge, PRONE.
Kiris Alkirk: 15/15/15/15. Middle of bridge, between gray wolf A and the PCs. +2 to all defenses until start of his next turn.
Lady Eryssia ir'Rabdor
 Human Paladin, 21 posts
Tue 31 Jul 2018
at 18:17
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
Eryssia move to follow the Wolf towards the bridge and dared everyone to come at her, while attacking the Wolf, but it was far dodgier than expected.



Move: three squares
Standard: Valorous Smite on Wolf B, miss with 10(2+8).
Minor: Divine Challenge on Wolf B


Illumination: bright light within 20 squares (~100 ft) of any sunrod. Dim light elsewhere.
Terrain: All surfaces are difficult terrain (+1 square of movement to leave), except the bridge.
Bridge: Not very high above the river. 2 squares side to side, 3 squares end to end. East end of bridge and a little beyond encased in "Phantom Chasm".  Any enemy that enters this zone is knocked prone.
River: Runs roughly north-south. Not deep but is swift; each square requires a DC 12 Athletics check or +1 extra square of movement (for a total of 3). 3 squares across.
Stakes: Kiris Alkirk is threatened by the wolves.




Gray wolf A: 0/38, 16/14/15/11, +7, 1d6+5. On bridge, adjacent to Kiris. Immobilized (-2 penalty to Will, end of encounter). KO
Gray wolf B: 14/38, 16/14/15/13, +7, 1d6+5. On road, foot of bridge. BLOODIED. PRONE. Marked by Eryssia (has a -2 penalty and takes 3 radiant on the first attack it makes that doesn't include Eryssia).
Moya: 26/26, 16/14/12/16. In trees south of road, 3 east of bridge.
Ehryk: 25/25, 16/11/13/16. North of road, 7 east of bridge.
Tom: 22/22, 16/14/16/13. In trees south of road, 4 east of bridge.
Prester: 24/24, 15/13/15/15. On road, 2 east of bridge.  Aberrant Dragonmark visible.
Eryssia: 24/28, 13/14/14/15. On road, next to bridge.
Tumanako: 28/28, 16/15/11/15. On road, 6 east of bridge.
Ravenous wolf 1: 21/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. In River
Ravenous wolf 2: 2/25, 17/14/16/16, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 7 south of bridge. +1d6+4 damage if Moya harmed, 4 fire damage if it attacks Moya, dazed until EOTumanako'sNT. +2 to all defenses until start of its next turn.
Ravenous wolf 3: 16/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 5 SE of bridge, dazed until EOTumanako'sNT.
Ravenous wolf 4: 21/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Foot of Bridge, PRONE.
Kiris Alkirk: 15/15/15/15. Middle of bridge, between gray wolf A and the PCs. +2 to all defenses until start of his next turn.
Tumanako
 Half-dwarf Invoker, 30 posts
Wed 1 Aug 2018
at 02:23
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
Tumanako surveyed the battlefield and turned his attention toward the most-wounded wolf. He raises his staff and a searing ball of light shoots out of it. It falls just short of the most-damage wolf, though, dissipating in the grass.



Standard: Avenging Light, miss (Fort 8).
No Move or Minor.



Illumination: bright light within 20 squares (~100 ft) of any sunrod. Dim light elsewhere.
Terrain: All surfaces are difficult terrain (+1 square of movement to leave), except the bridge.
Bridge: Not very high above the river. 2 squares side to side, 3 squares end to end. East end of bridge and a little beyond encased in "Phantom Chasm".  Any enemy that enters this zone is knocked prone.
River: Runs roughly north-south. Not deep but is swift; each square requires a DC 12 Athletics check or +1 extra square of movement (for a total of 3). 3 squares across.
Stakes: Kiris Alkirk is threatened by the wolves.




Gray wolf A: 0/38, 16/14/15/11, +7, 1d6+5. On bridge, adjacent to Kiris. Immobilized (-2 penalty to Will, end of encounter). KO
Gray wolf B: 14/38, 16/14/15/13, +7, 1d6+5. On road, foot of bridge. BLOODIED. PRONE. Marked by Eryssia (has a -2 penalty and takes 3 radiant on the first attack it makes that doesn't include Eryssia).
Moya: 26/26, 16/14/12/16. In trees south of road, 3 east of bridge.
Ehryk: 25/25, 16/11/13/16. North of road, 7 east of bridge.
Tom: 22/22, 16/14/16/13. In trees south of road, 4 east of bridge.
Prester: 24/24, 15/13/15/15. On road, 2 east of bridge.  Aberrant Dragonmark visible.
Eryssia: 24/28, 13/14/14/15. On road, next to bridge.
Tumanako: 28/28, 16/15/11/15. On road, 6 east of bridge.
Ravenous wolf 1: 21/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. In River
Ravenous wolf 2: 2/25, 17/14/16/16, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 7 south of bridge. +1d6+4 damage if Moya harmed, 4 fire damage if it attacks Moya, dazed until EOTumanako'sNT. +2 to all defenses until start of its next turn.
Ravenous wolf 3: 16/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 5 SE of bridge, dazed until EOTumanako'sNT.
Ravenous wolf 4: 21/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Foot of Bridge, PRONE.
Kiris Alkirk: 15/15/15/15. Middle of bridge, between gray wolf A and the PCs. +2 to all defenses until start of his next turn.
Dungeon Engine
 GM, 81 posts
Thu 2 Aug 2018
at 02:31
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
The wolf that had been potted into the river is swept swiftly downstream. As it leaves the circle of light, it can be seen snarling and paddling frantically for the shore. The remaining wolves move in.

Shaking off any lingering magical effects, the wolf furthest to the south moves in and charges Tumanako. The creatures snapping and lunging prevents the invoker from repositioning.

Another wolf slams into Prester jarring him enough that the wizard will have trouble moving for a moment or two.

The starved-looking wolf next to Lady Eryssia struggles to its feet and snaps at her dejectedly, and to little effect.

Seeing the tide turn, and the wolf's attention on Eryssia, Alkirk drops his defenses and does what he can to hinder the gray wolf's attacks on the noblewoman. "Thank the Sovereign Host you showed up!" he shouts over the rain and water.

The gray wolf is not best pleased by any of this. It snarls at Eryssia, revealing intricate ritual scarring that it has endured at some sadist's hands. Heedless of Alkirk's efforts, it strikes at the woman, raking her arm but not otherwise harming her.


Ravenous wolf 2:
Move: Walk 4 toward Tumanako (move 8).
Standard:
19:06, Today: Dungeon Engine, for the NPC Ravenous wolf 2, rolled 22 using 1d20+7.  Charge with bite vs. AC of Tumanako. Hit.
19:07, Today: Dungeon Engine, for the NPC Ravenous wolf 2, rolled 6 using 1d10+3.  Bite damage and Tumanako is grabbed.

Ravenous wolf 3:
Standard: 19:12, Today: Dungeon Engine, for the NPC Ravenous wolf 3, rolled 26 using 1d20+6.  Charge with bite vs. AC of Prester. Critical hit. 13 damage, and Prester is grabbed.

Ravenous wolf 4:
Move: Stand from prone.
Standard: 19:17, Today: Dungeon Engine, for the NPC Ravenous wolf 3, rolled 10 using 1d20+6.  Bite vs. AC of Eryssia. Miss.

Kiris Alkirk:
Standard: Aid Eryssia's defense against gray wolf. (+2 to Eryssia's defenses from next attack by gray wolf before Alkirk's next turn.)

Gray wolf:
Move: Stand from prone.
Standard: 19:28, Today: Dungeon Engine, for the NPC Gray wolf, rolled 11 using 1d20+7.  Bite vs. AC of Eryssia (with Aid Defense).

Gray wolf B: 14/38, 16/14/15/13, +7, 1d6+5. On road, foot of bridge. BLOODIED. Marked by Eryssia (has a -2 penalty and takes 3 radiant on the first attack it makes that doesn't include Eryssia). Engaged with Eryssia.
Moya: 26/26, 16/14/12/16. In trees south of road, 3 east of bridge.
Ehryk: 25/25, 16/11/13/16. North of road, 7 east of bridge.
Tom: 22/22, 16/14/16/13. In trees south of road, 4 east of bridge.
Prester: 11/24, 15/13/15/15. On road, 2 east of bridge.  Aberrant Dragonmark visible. BLOODIED. GRABBED by wolf 3.
Eryssia: 24/28, 13/14/14/15. On road, next to bridge, engaged with Wolf B.
Tumanako: 22/28, 16/15/11/15. On road, 6 east of bridge. GRABBED by wolf 2.
Ravenous wolf 2: 2/25, 17/14/16/16, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 6 east of bridge. Grabbing Tumanako.
Ravenous wolf 3: 16/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 2 east of bridge, grabbing Prester.
Ravenous wolf 4: 21/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Foot of Bridge, PRONE.
Kiris Alkirk: 15/15/15/15. Middle of bridge, next to gray wolf.
Moya of Argaian
 Human Hexblade, 39 posts
 AC 16 F/R/W 14/12/16
 HP 26 Surges 8/8
Thu 2 Aug 2018
at 07:26
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
In reply to Dungeon Engine (msg # 49):

Moya snarls fiercely at the wolves. "Prester, you goof, what the hell are you getting yourself bitten for?!? Get back, you crazy spellslinger!" she shouts as she charges the wolf that has his leg in its mouth.

Raising her sword high, she stumbles in the mud and the feral glow of her sword goes wide. With a frustrated scream, she pulls the sword into a backswing that strikes the wolves flank, leaving it whimpering and limping in pain even as eldritch energies left in the wound threaten to flare up.


Moya:
Full: Charge
Attack: Soul Eater (Blade of Annihilation)
Today: Moya of Argaian rolled 12 using 1d20+8.  Attack roll vs AC, Ravenous wolf 3.
Action Point: Soul Eater (Blade of Annihilation)
Today: Moya of Argaian rolled 24 using 1d20+8.  Action Point, Attack roll vs AC, Ravenous wolf 3.
Damage: Today: Moya of Argaian rolled 15 using 1d12+6. Soul Eater, Necrotic. Gain +2 to hit target again before end of next turn. If target attacks me, it takes 4 necrotic.

Gray wolf B: 14/38, 16/14/15/13, +7, 1d6+5. On road, foot of bridge. BLOODIED. Marked by Eryssia (has a -2 penalty and takes 3 radiant on the first attack it makes that doesn't include Eryssia). Engaged with Eryssia.
Moya: 26/26, 16/14/12/16. Adjacent to road, 1 east of bridge. Engaged with Ravenous Wolf B.
Ehryk: 25/25, 16/11/13/16. North of road, 7 east of bridge.
Tom: 22/22, 16/14/16/13. In trees south of road, 4 east of bridge.
Prester: 11/24, 15/13/15/15. On road, 2 east of bridge.  Aberrant Dragonmark visible. BLOODIED. GRABBED by wolf 3.
Eryssia: 24/28, 13/14/14/15. On road, next to bridge, engaged with Wolf B.
Tumanako: 22/28, 16/15/11/15. On road, 6 east of bridge. GRABBED by wolf 2.
Ravenous wolf 2: 2/25, 17/14/16/16, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 6 east of bridge. Grabbing Tumanako.
Ravenous wolf 3: 1/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 2 east of bridge, grabbing Prester. Engaged with Moya. If target attacks Moya, it takes 4 necrotic.
Ravenous wolf 4: 21/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Foot of Bridge, PRONE.
Kiris Alkirk: 15/15/15/15. Middle of bridge, next to gray wolf.
Tumanako
 Half-dwarf Invoker, 31 posts
Thu 2 Aug 2018
at 17:21
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
The wounded wolf makes a fatal mistake when it grabs Tumanako. Almost without thinking, Tumanako utters a word of rebuke that unleashes a flash of light; this blast of radiance sends the wolf flying backwards where it lies, unmoving.




IMMEDIATE REACTION: Armor of Wrath. Ravenous Wolf 2 takes 5 radiant damage and is pushed 2 squares. The 5 damage conveniently kills it.




Gray wolf B: 14/38, 16/14/15/13, +7, 1d6+5. On road, foot of bridge. BLOODIED. Marked by Eryssia (has a -2 penalty and takes 3 radiant on the first attack it makes that doesn't include Eryssia). Engaged with Eryssia.
Moya: 26/26, 16/14/12/16. Adjacent to road, 1 east of bridge. Engaged with Ravenous Wolf B.
Ehryk: 25/25, 16/11/13/16. North of road, 7 east of bridge.
Tom: 22/22, 16/14/16/13. In trees south of road, 4 east of bridge.
Prester: 11/24, 15/13/15/15. On road, 2 east of bridge.  Aberrant Dragonmark visible. BLOODIED. GRABBED by wolf 3.
Eryssia: 24/28, 13/14/14/15. On road, next to bridge, engaged with Wolf B.
Tumanako: 22/28, 16/15/11/15. On road, 6 east of bridge.
Ravenous wolf 2: 0/25, 17/14/16/16, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 6 east of bridge. DEAD
Ravenous wolf 3: 1/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 2 east of bridge, grabbing Prester. Engaged with Moya. If target attacks Moya, it takes 4 necrotic.
Ravenous wolf 4: 21/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Foot of Bridge, PRONE.
Kiris Alkirk: 15/15/15/15. Middle of bridge, next to gray wolf.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:22, Thu 02 Aug 2018.

Ehryk
 Shifter cleric, 28 posts
 AC16, F11-R13-W16
 25/25 - Surge 8/8 (6)
Thu 2 Aug 2018
at 20:05
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
The rain made moving quickly very difficult. Ehryk slopped his way forward through the softened ground right along the edge of the road. He could see another of the wolves with Prester held in its sharp fangs. He gripped his bow tightly, feeling a strange instinct of competition or challenge.

"Let him go, he is of my pack..." Both the tone and the words somewhat startled Ehryk, but he had little time to ponder it. "Feel then the flames of the Redemptress!"

Raising his bow, the hunter drew the string to his cheek. But instead of an arrow, there appeared a thin line of moonsilver flame! Ehryk loosed and the flame shot forth like a streak of moonlight, striking the wolf and bathing Prester in silvery white light!



Move: 3 squares west (full move)
Action: Sacred Flame on RW3 vs Reflex DC14 - Ehryk rolled 23 using 1d20+4, for 9 damage using 1d6+4, Prester gains 2 Temp HP.



Gray wolf B: 14/38, 16/14/15/13, +7, 1d6+5. On road, foot of bridge. BLOODIED. Marked by Eryssia (has a -2 penalty and takes 3 radiant on the first attack it makes that doesn't include Eryssia). Engaged with Eryssia.
Moya: 26/26, 16/14/12/16. Adjacent to road, 1 east of bridge. Engaged with Ravenous Wolf B.
Ehryk: 25/25, 16/11/13/16. [LBow +5,d10+3] North of road, 4 east of bridge.
Tom: 22/22, 16/14/16/13. In trees south of road, 4 east of bridge.
Prester: 11[+2temp]/24, 15/13/15/15. On road, 2 east of bridge.  Aberrant Dragonmark visible. BLOODIED.
Eryssia: 24/28, 13/14/14/15. On road, next to bridge, engaged with Wolf B.
Tumanako: 22/28, 16/15/11/15. On road, 6 east of bridge.
Ravenous wolf 3: 0/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 2 east of bridge, DEAD
Ravenous wolf 4: 21/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Foot of Bridge, PRONE.
Kiris Alkirk: 15/15/15/15. Middle of bridge, next to gray wolf.
Tom Darkstorm
 Human Scout, 14 posts
 AC 16 HP 22
 FOR 14 REF 16 WILL 13
Fri 3 Aug 2018
at 11:33
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
Still unable to reach the wolf threatening Alkirk, Tom again resorts to using his long range attacks with his longbow. And again he is proven just as good with it as he is with his sword, seriously wounding the threatening wolf.




Minor Action: Aspect of the Cunning Fox.
Move Action: Move 3 squares east towards bridge.
Standard Action: Longbow Attack on Gray Wolf B. Successful it for 11 damage.

07:18, Today: Tom Darkstorm rolled 21 using 1d20+6.  Shoot Gray Wolf B with Longbow.
07:18, Today: Tom Darkstorm rolled 11 using 1d10+5.




Gray wolf B: 3/38, 16/14/15/13, +7, 1d6+5. On road, foot of bridge. BLOODIED. Marked by Eryssia (has a -2 penalty and takes 3 radiant on the first attack it makes that doesn't include Eryssia). Engaged with Eryssia.
Moya: 26/26, 16/14/12/16. Adjacent to road, 1 east of bridge. Engaged with Ravenous Wolf B.
Ehryk: 25/25, 16/11/13/16. [LBow +5,d10+3] North of road, 4 east of bridge.
Tom: 22/22, 16/14/16/13. In trees south of road, 1 east of bridge.
Prester: 11[+2temp]/24, 15/13/15/15. On road, 2 east of bridge.  Aberrant Dragonmark visible. BLOODIED.
Eryssia: 24/28, 13/14/14/15. On road, next to bridge, engaged with Wolf B.
Tumanako: 22/28, 16/15/11/15. On road, 6 east of bridge.
Ravenous wolf 3: 0/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Near side, 2 east of bridge, DEAD
Ravenous wolf 4: 21/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. Foot of Bridge, PRONE.
Kiris Alkirk: 15/15/15/15. Middle of bridge, next to gray wolf.
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Prester
 Human Wizard, 27 posts
 AC 15 F13 R15 W15
 24/24 Surge 8/8
Fri 3 Aug 2018
at 13:51
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
That...well, that really hurt.  Prester had miscalculated the wolf's speed and he had paid the price.  However he hadn't miscalculated in terms of where he wanted to be standing, and he told Moya as such.

"It's so I could do this"

A second round of ethereal fetters whips at the two remaining wolves, dropping the one where it stands and tossing the second into the middle of the river.  And unless that wolf could swim faster than the current, this fight was over.



Cast Beguiling Strands (at will), Targeting Grey Wolf B, and Ravenous Wolf 4

08:42, Today: Prester rolled 13 using 1d20+5.  Spell vs Grey Wolf B will 13. HIT
08:43, Today: Prester rolled 22 using 1d20+5.  Spell vs Ravenous Wolf 4 Will 14. HIT

Both Take 4 Psychic Damage and are moved 3 squares.  Grey Wolf B is dead, so he doesn't go anywhere.  Ravenous wolf 4 goes in the drink.



Gray wolf B: 0/38, 16/14/15/13, +7, 1d6+5. On road, foot of bridge. BLOODIED. Marked by Eryssia (has a -2 penalty and takes 3 radiant on the first attack it makes that doesn't include Eryssia). Engaged with Eryssia.
Moya: 26/26, 16/14/12/16. Adjacent to road, 1 east of bridge.
Ehryk: 25/25, 16/11/13/16. [LBow +5,d10+3] North of road, 4 east of bridge.
Tom: 22/22, 16/14/16/13. In trees south of road, 1 east of bridge.
Prester: 11[+2temp]/24, 15/13/15/15. On road, 2 east of bridge.  Aberrant Dragonmark visible. BLOODIED.
Eryssia: 24/28, 13/14/14/15. On road, next to bridge, engaged with Wolf B.
Tumanako: 22/28, 16/15/11/15. On road, 6 east of bridge.
Ravenous wolf 4: 17/25, 15/12/14/14, +6, 1d10+3+grab. 2 South of Bridge, in the River
Kiris Alkirk: 15/15/15/15. Middle of bridge, next to gray wolf.
Ehryk
 Shifter cleric, 29 posts
 AC16, F11-R13-W16
 25/25 - Surge 8/8 (6)
Sat 4 Aug 2018
at 03:46
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
Ehryk watched in awe and a certain amount of trepidation as Prester unleashed strange and powerful magics! There arose within him another feeling, one of slight empathy toward the wolf that was struggling in the rushing water.

"WAIT!" Ehryk said to Tumanako as the oddly built man began to raise his staff. "Spare it, it'll not attack again... if it survives the waters, it'll need to find a new pack."

"Choose better next time cousin..." The hunter said quietly to the drowning wolf as it was swept away.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:17, Sun 05 Aug 2018.

Moya of Argaian
 Human Hexblade, 41 posts
 AC 16 F/R/W 14/12/16
 HP 26 Surges 8/8
Sat 4 Aug 2018
at 07:44
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
In reply to Ehryk (msg # 79):

"Hush now, hush..." whispers Moya, seemingly to herself as her weapon gradually demanifests.

The torrential rain drowning her whispers and streaming down her face, even as the storm seems like it might soon abate, Moya turns her attention to Kiris. "Well met, traveller. Fortunate timing on our part, I might add. My name is Moya, Moya of Argaian. My companions will introduce themselves at their leisure, but by your description, might I presume you are Kiris Dahn?"

This message was last edited by the player at 07:45, Sat 04 Aug 2018.

Tumanako
 Half-dwarf Invoker, 35 posts
Sat 4 Aug 2018
at 11:44
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
Nursing a bruise on his leg from its kin, Tumanako was about to summon wrath at the wolf when he heard Ehryk's plea. He lowered his staff and nodded. "Very well, Ehryk," he says calmly.

He then turns and listens intently as Moya speaks with this person, apparently Kiris. His face is difficult to read, but his dark, dark grey eyes study this person carefully as a few drops of water drop from the sky on his bald pate.
Tom Darkstorm
 Human Scout, 15 posts
 AC 16 HP 22
 FOR 14 REF 16 WILL 13
Sun 5 Aug 2018
at 01:13
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
Tom is tempted to go after the wolf and help it but he knows that his first duty is to protect the party. He could only hope that it would somehow survive and make it to shore before it drowns. Not taking any chances he keeps guard as he tries to collect his arrows. Not really one for talking he lets the others take care of Alkirk.
Prester
 Human Wizard, 29 posts
 AC 15 F13 R15 W15
 24/24 Surge 8/8
Sun 5 Aug 2018
at 04:39
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
Prester waved his hand and the illusion of the destroyed bridge dissolved like water.  He then retreated a ways from Alkirk and the others and drew his hood tighter against his head.

Better to let the normal people do the talking.
Dungeon Engine
 GM, 89 posts
Mon 6 Aug 2018
at 08:33
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
Moya of Argaian:
The torrential rain drowning her whispers and streaming down her face, even as the storm seems like it might soon abate, Moya turns her attention to Kiris. "Well met, traveller. Fortunate timing on our part, I might add. My name is Moya, Moya of Argaian. My companions will introduce themselves at their leisure, but by your description, might I presume you are Kiris Dahn?"

"Ah, Kiris Alkirk, in fact. I believe Kiris Dahn was one of my ancestors, before it was the name of our town. But I'm extremely pleased to make your acquaintance, regardless." He finally takes a moment to look around. He does a quick count and his eyes widen.

"Why, it's you! I should have recognized you all sooner. Busy with the wolves, I guess." He chuckles awkwardly. "But, enough on that for now. We'd best get out of this rain before any other wolves gather. Er...." He looks around, apparently deciding that he must have come from the west. "Yes, this way, if you would please." He begins slogging along what is probably a road on better days.

He accepts and nods along with any introductions anyone makes, but he waves of any questions for the time being, except to give some evidence that he is familiar with the contents of the correspondence you received, and therefore is or is very familiar with Kiris Alkirk. In a world populated by shapeshifters, one can never be too certain.

The way is not terribly far, which is good, because the rain seems to have no intention of easing up. One wonders if all the bad weather House Lyrandar cleans up in other places for their clients all has to go somewhere and if that place isn't right here.

Through the rain you can see a swaying light, a lantern, a few dozen feet off the ground. Alkirk seems reassured when he sees it and he takes you in that direction. You arrive at a short but sturdy-looking tower of three storeys. The lantern is in an upper window.

A thick, iron-bound door opens easily for Alkirk and leads into a dry if somewhat stuffy room at the base of the tower. This room is fairly dark, but a warm glow and smells of cooking stream from a stairway. The door swings to, and despite there being no apparent lock on it, seems firmly closed. Alkirk offers to take any wet outer garments you have and shows you a place to set your gear if you like.

"No doubt you have questions," he says. "I will be happy to answer them. Please follow me upstairs, where you can get warm and dry and have some food and drink. And you can meet Treona, who will also have answers to your questions."
Tumanako
 Half-dwarf Invoker, 37 posts
Mon 6 Aug 2018
at 09:16
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
Tumanako studied this new individual carefully. The genuineness of his reactions was something of a reassurance, but the invoker nevertheless kept his eye open for anything untoward as the party moved to the tower.

Once inside, at the mention of a fire, Tumanako smiles. This sounded much more to his liking. "Thank you," he says simply. "Please lead the way."
Moya of Argaian
 Human Hexblade, 42 posts
 AC 16 F/R/W 14/12/16
 HP 26 Surges 8/8
Mon 6 Aug 2018
at 09:35
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
In reply to Dungeon Engine (msg # 84):

Moya offers her wet cloak to the man and decides comfort is worth more than safety, finding a private spot to change out of her armor and travelling clothes, leaving her in a simple yet well-made tunic that shows off her legs.

When Moya returns she sets her armor, boots, and other waterlogged items by the fire and offers a half-apologetic smile to the man. "Sorry, Mister Kiris Alkirk, but we don't know each other well enough yet to offer you my trousers or whatever," she says with an innocent expression. "Also, I'm, like, a bit confused by naming conventions hereabouts. Is Kiris your family name, or something, and why is it first? Or are you named after Mister Dahn, but you're related from his wife's side? And how did you meet Treona anyway?"
Tom Darkstorm
 Human Scout, 16 posts
 AC 16 HP 22
 FOR 14 REF 16 WILL 13
Mon 6 Aug 2018
at 22:09
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
Tom is just following along and making sure there is no trouble. It is only after they are well inside the Tower when he lowers his guard and relaxes. He remains silent and follows the others, anxious to be near a warm fire and have some warm food if possible.
Ehryk
 Shifter cleric, 30 posts
 AC16, F11-R13-W16
 25/25 - Surge 8/8 (6)
Tue 7 Aug 2018
at 14:49
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
Ehryk was quiet during the remainder of their travel toward the tower. He had much to think on, especially after what he'd just seen unfold as these new companions rescued Alkirk. They were a formidable bunch, certainly they needed to work better together, but the way they'd dispatched the wolves was impressive. The wolves were another point of thought for Ehryk, and he was unsettled for some reason over the encounter. It was as if something had sparked deep within him, but try as he might, he couldn't quite put a finger on it.

He shed his own fur cloak and wet gear, meager though it was compared to the others, it felt wonderful to rid himself of it and begin to warm up. Their gamble against the weather had failed, but in hindsight might have been the reason their guide was still alive. They might have missed each other had it not been for the storm and the rushing waters. The wolves might well have gotten him.

Yes, he had lots of questions, but many of them were ghosts in his own mind, elusive and fickle. It would be well to have a task upon which to focus. He edged closer to the fire and waited patiently for their patroness to arrive.
Prester
 Human Wizard, 30 posts
 AC 15 F13 R15 W15
 24/24 Surge 8/8
Tue 7 Aug 2018
at 15:20
Re: In Character: Toward Treona's Tower
Prester wrung his coat and clothes off as best he could.  But he didn't actually take anything off.  Didn't even lower his hood, keeping his face to the safety of the shadows.