Book I- The Eye of Acheron.   Posted by The Talesmith.Group: 0
Cassilda of Numalia
 player, 34 posts
 Nemedian relic hunter
 of respected pedigree.
Mon 10 Sep 2018
at 08:38
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
The Talesmith:
Cassilda may roll for damage against the poor old fellow.

OOC: How many dice? Base is 2[cd], but I don't know how much Momentum I generated.


04:32, Today: Cassilda of Numalia rolled 41 using 3d20 with rolls of 5,18,18.  Discipline [TN 11, Focus 2] -1 Momentum. Looks like I take the full 3 Wounds.
The Talesmith
 GM, 62 posts
Mon 10 Sep 2018
at 14:18
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
In reply to Cassilda of Numalia (msg # 84):

You generated 2 Momentum. You can deal the damage without the heightened Difficulty or anything from the 3 newly acquired Wounds coming into play for this once.
The Talesmith
 GM, 63 posts
Mon 10 Sep 2018
at 15:10
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
With Chamkur going down and Bakrin thoroughly threatened, Norvoro and Omilitis managed to see how the other savant of the depraved priest bore away two jars as he sprinted towards a hitherto unseen grille entrance in a corner of the hall. (He's at Long Range now)

Fortunately for the party, as far as Norvoro or Omilitis could see, their clothing and equipment had been neatly folded up and put in a goodly pile by a pillar.

Norvoro and Omilitis can give me Observation tests if they want, one at D2, another at D3.
Norvoro
 player, 13 posts
Mon 10 Sep 2018
at 16:52
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
Norvoro was not expecting the vile sorcery of glowflies which when crashed to ground caused more pain to Cassilda. He was hoping that taking the bearer out might have saved Cassilda from the pain, but it seems that those glowflies can't be damaged. And this was also supported by the fleeting escape attempt that the other acolyte immediately took while carrying the other jars. He peered at the escaping acolyte wondering if he could somehow disable the wretched fellow before he completely escapes them.

OOC:

22:17, Today: Norvoro rolled 19 using 2d20 with rolls of 5,14.  Observation roll [TN 14, Focus 2]. 2 success.

Omilitis
 player, 29 posts
Mon 10 Sep 2018
at 18:24
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
Omilitis moves after the fleeing acolyte. "You! Stop and drop to your knees, or your soul will be eaten just as readily as the body of this corpse will be eaten by worms. You cannot escape us; accept our mercy while it still lasts!" His voice is like the voice of doom itself, echoing throughout the chamber....

Minor for movement closer to fleeing acolyte. Threaten attack; if I'm at Medium range after movement then it's Difficulty 2, otherwise it's Difficulty 3. Spend 1 Momentum, gain 4 successes. Rolled 8 mental damage and he's Stunned. If I have one Momentum left and the acolyte is not disabled yet, spend my momentum on damage. If the fellow is subdued, spend any leftover Momentum back into pool (which should be 1 or 2). I'm making the assumption below that he generates no Momentum for the pool.

14:19, Today: Omilitis rolled 5,6,1,5,2,5,6 using 1d6,1d6,1d6,1d6,1d6,1d6,1d6 with rolls of 5,6,1,5,2,5,6.  Mental damage.
14:18, Today: Omilitis rolled 12,5,12 using 1d20,1d20,1d20 with rolls of 12,5,12.  Threaten: Diff3,1Mom,TN16, Foc 5.
14:15, Today: Omilitis rolled 11,6,14 using 1d20,1d20,1d20 with rolls of 11,6,14.  Observation: Diff2, TN11 Foc1,1Mom.
14:15, Today: Omilitis rolled 11,6,14 using 1d20,1d20,1d20 with rolls of 11,6,14.  Observation: Diff2, TN11 Foc1,1Mom.


Party Momentum 
Current Momentum1

Vardis
 player, 16 posts
Mon 10 Sep 2018
at 20:32
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
Vardis quickly closed the remaining distance, sloshing through the accursed pool, until he was face to face with the priest. Though he held his sword Vardis realized it would be better to take the man alive, so he could undo what witchery he had cast upon them.

Therefore when he reached the priest he lashed out with his elbow, smashing it into the duplicitous old geezer. "Not gonna gut you yet crone, first we make you squeal!"
Melee-unarmed (Improvised, Stun): 2 Successes, +1 momentum; Spending Momentum for +1 Damage Dice; Damage: 2 + 3 Effects (3 x Stun, likely only 1 applies)
Note: Improvised Quality means Effects don't add to damage

Cassilda of Numalia
 player, 35 posts
 Nemedian relic hunter
 of respected pedigree.
Tue 11 Sep 2018
at 01:32
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
21:28, Today: Cassilda of Numalia rolled 6,1 using 1d6,1d6 with rolls of 6,1.  Physical Damage. So that's 2 damage + an Effect (Stun, in this case), + 2 damage for the spent Momentum, for a total of 4 + Stun. Correct?
Harek Hafgrimsson
 player, 28 posts
 Remorseless Mercenary
 The Stormbreaker
Tue 11 Sep 2018
at 06:03
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
Harek finally made it up from the bath his weight making him stumble more than anything else toward the rack where his gear was. He grasp his 2 handed sword drawing it forward. The sword was so heavy in his hand like when he was a mere lad holding his father's sword, but he knew he was no child. He was an Asgardian warrior, and it is time for his enemies blood to spill. "I might die, but so will all of you"


Swinging his sword like a madman toward the nearest enemy. He allowed the sword's weight to most of the work. He simply did not know how long his arms could continue to hold the heavy weapon.

Action Summary
Free Action: Minimal adjustment in zone to get weapon
Minor Action: Draw Weapon
Standard Action: Attack with two handed sword. Spend Doom and 1 fortune point for dice

Results
6 Successes to hit 5 Damage    +4 Momentum to Pool

Rolls

21:54, Today: Harek Hafgrimsson rolled 25 using 2d20 with rolls of 16,9. No Mercy Reroll
21:54, Today: Harek Hafgrimsson rolled 42 using 4d20 with rolls of 16,2,18,6.  Attack Tn 13 Focus 4 Talents Deft Blade&No mercy.
21:58, Today: Harek Hafgrimsson rolled 14 using 5d6 with rolls of 5,3,2,3,1.  damge Vicious 1
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The Talesmith
 GM, 67 posts
Tue 11 Sep 2018
at 15:39
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
They managed to storm the Seer so heavily that his shouts resonated all over the great hall before they stopped, and they ceased piteously indeed as they witnessed the terrible sight of Bakrin curling up into a ball of suffering, his frame almost severed into two, but bleeding only in a paltry, thin trickle. He lay very still, as unmoving as a plank that never bore any life to even begin with. (Spent 1 Doom)

Rafat, whom Omilitis hollered admonishingly at, halted dead in his tracks,rooted to the spot just next to the great throne of Lheamar by the dire threat that the Ophirian's voice thundered forth into articulation. However, he clearly had a scheme of action in mind which he was determined to still somehow execute, in spite of his doubts and befuddlement. In the blue gloom of the hall, Omilitis could yet discern, with dizzying difficulty, that he put down one of the jars. But even as he bent, he had taken longer than was needed to straighten himself up again. He had prodded at something at the base of the enthroned statue! (Spent 1 Doom)

Norvoro managed to spot something amidst the dust and shards of the shattered jar. Beneath the pieces glimmered the ever shifting aurora hues of a curious splattered sap and mangled wings. Was it this, then, that had caused Cassilda the pain? The remnants of the glowfly shimmered in his hand as he picked it up.

Anyone who physically attacked Bakrin can give me a very tough D4 Insight test. Omilitis or Norvoro can again make Observation tests.

Please make very sure that you have updated your character sheets for Wounds, Fortune points spent, any conditions you have ongoing such as Dazed, and all such particulars.


Omilitis may now update Momentum. His mental attack generated no Momentum

Omilitis
 player, 32 posts
Wed 12 Sep 2018
at 02:24
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
Party Momentum 
Current Momentum5

Cassilda of Numalia
 player, 36 posts
 Nemedian relic hunter
 of respected pedigree.
Wed 12 Sep 2018
at 03:57
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
23:56, Today: Cassilda of Numalia rolled 60 using 4d20 with rolls of 13,18,14,15.  Insight [TN 11, Focus 1] - 2 Momentum. Wow. I got nothing.
Omilitis
 player, 34 posts
Wed 12 Sep 2018
at 20:05
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
Omilitis, his senses alive, strides toward Rafat. "You, dog. Fall on your knees and beg for mercy. Your life hangs in the balance; beg for your life before my companions take it from you like the whinging cur you are."

Firstly, requested Observation check produces 2 Successes.

Move closer to Rafat, then Mental attack, presumably Difficulty 3 for range using 1 Momentum. I get 4 successes; I use the Momentum I generate to add to damage. Rolled damage is 5, plus 1 from Momentum for a total of 6.

16:01, Today: Omilitis rolled 3,2,5,5,4,6,4 using 1d6,1d6,1d6,1d6,1d6,1d6,1d6 with rolls of 3,2,5,5,4,6,4.  Mental damage.
16:00, Today: Omilitis rolled 13,4,12 using 1D20,1D20,1d20 with rolls of 13,4,12.  Threaten: Diff3,1Mom,TN16, Foc 5.
16:00, Today: Omilitis rolled 4,9 using 1D20,1D20 with rolls of 4,9.  Observation: TN11, Focus 1.

Party Momentum 
Current Momentum4

The Talesmith
 GM, 70 posts
Thu 13 Sep 2018
at 09:06
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
Omilitis' words were like a whip upon the cracked ridges of the impish cultist's soul. And this last threat totally shattered whatever hellish springwell of hope fuelled his former determination. He leaned back against the wall and cowered, and Norvoro and Omilitis saw that as he began to sob fitfully like a child seeking pity, his curled elbows loosened around the two jars that he somehow clung to. Now surely, they would drop as Rafat would succumb to a mental breakdown. (Athletics or Acrobatics would need a D2 if you want to get to him in time).

In their ears first, and then in the ears of Harek and Cassilda, came the noise of strident, gruff voices, and the collective patter of a dozen or so boots blundering over stone. It then dawned upon Omilitis what Rafat, the little rascal had done at the throneside. He had tugged at some little lever within a panel. This had triggered off some connected signalling mechanism and summoned the men-at-arms  from outside..

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Norvoro
 player, 14 posts
Thu 13 Sep 2018
at 17:10
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
Omilitis had curbed the mind of the vile acolyte Rafat but he was carrying the glowflies which somehow could hurt the remaining companions. So, Norvoro tried to dash and grab those glowfly containers before it got shattered from the drop.

OOC:
22:39, Today: Norvoro rolled 25 using 3d20 with rolls of 17,5,3.  Athletics [TN 8]. Using momentum. 2 success.   

Omilitis
 player, 35 posts
Thu 13 Sep 2018
at 22:58
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
Omilitis dropped back to his gear and drew a dagger. "Friends, there appear to be enemies coming. Grab your weapons. We may need them." His naked, dripping form was still lithe, despite the fell magic of these cultists; he just hoped he had enough energy in himself to dodge their blows...
Harek Hafgrimsson
 player, 29 posts
 Remorseless Mercenary
 The Stormbreaker
Thu 13 Sep 2018
at 23:17
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
"We shall take the Entrance, and hold it as long as possible. Using weapons with reach, shall make it difficult for them to breech." Harek moves towards the door with his 2 handed sword. He takes a position off to the side, so when it the door opens the enemy will not have a direct line to fire range weapons.
The Talesmith
 GM, 72 posts
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 12:56
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
Voices rang in the passage outside!

"Ho! There, we found Father Bakrin's own chamber empty! Lochran, you take that way and we'll check the big prayer hall. They might have come this way after all! Lheamar bless us, we never thought a day would come when our sabatons would have to sully these holiest of tunnels! "

So saying, the footsteps clanged in a grave march in their direction.

They waited intrepidly with bated breath by the stone door, prepared to meet whatever force might try to batter its way in. When they had first entered, the last of the Seer's attendants
had closed this door behind them. Now it was opened with a blustering kick from a steelshod battle-boot!

In barged a hulking Khorajan knight, bellowing ferocious orders to the ten slighter guards whom he led. Battle was joined. It was fortunate for the party that they had had the time needed to gather their stuff up and prepare for the onslaught.

COMBAT OPENS

THERE ARE 10 GUARDS AND 1 KNIGHT. I WILL TREAT THEM SEPARATELY, NOT AS A SQUAD.

ROUND 1, PARTY TURN 1. PARTY HAS INITIATIVE.

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Harek Hafgrimsson
 player, 30 posts
 Remorseless Mercenary
 The Stormbreaker
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 13:53
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
It was good to once again feel the pressing weight of his armor. It was like a second skin to him. As he stood his ground he thanked the All Father for allowing him to die as a warrior. No true warrior should die naked in a bath with his manhood in his hand. His memory allowed him one last taste of mead, and took him back to the exotic Kothic girl he had bedded before taking this cursed caravan guard job.

As the guards closed; his selfish desires pushed him forward into battle. He would drench himself in the enemies blood, steal his treasure, and drink his wine before he allowed himself to die. His sword swung forward like a deadly wolf seeking to render its prey dead.


Minor Action: None
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Standard Action: Attack First Guard with 2h Sword. 3 successes 7 damage due to vic 1 effects   Location Right leg

Swift Action: Attack next Guard if first goes down Spend Momentum gained from first attack for swift attack, 1 Momentum for No Mercy
5 successes  (3 Momentum Generated for Pool)  Damage 6   Location Left Arm


Rolls: 05:46, Today: Harek Hafgrimsson rolled 16 using 1d20 with rolls of 16.  location.
05:45, Today: Harek Hafgrimsson rolled 22 using 5d6 with rolls of 1,6,6,6,3.  damge Vicious 1.
05:42, Today: Harek Hafgrimsson rolled 36 using 3d20 with rolls of 18,5,13.  Attack guard reroll deft Blade.
05:41, Today: Harek Hafgrimsson rolled 64 using 4d20 with rolls of 16,11,17,20.  Attack Guard Tn 13  Focus 3 spend momentum.
05:38, Today: Harek Hafgrimsson rolled 20 using 1d20 with rolls of 20.  Clear dazed(Roll Discipline) Courageous Talent Reroll.
05:37, Today: Harek Hafgrimsson rolled 27 using 2d20 with rolls of 9,18.  Clear dazed(Roll Discipline) tn 13 Focus 3.
06:35, Today: Harek Hafgrimsson rolled 8 using 1d20 with rolls of 8.  location.
06:34, Today: Harek Hafgrimsson rolled 13 using 5d6 with rolls of 1,2,3,6,1.  damage.
06:33, Today: Harek Hafgrimsson rolled 30 using 4d20 with rolls of 10,3,6,11.  Attack Guard Tn 13 Focus 3 spend momentum.


Momentum Pool: 5

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Norvoro
 player, 15 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 01:49
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
Norvoro realized that it has finally come to the confrontation of Khorajan army who had segregated them first and send them to this vile temple of sorcery. They had nowhere to go and a battle was inevitable. When the company of knight and foot soldiers arrived he took his practiced bow and aimed at them releasing arrows after arrows.

OOC:
Aiming at one foot soldier
07:05, Today: Norvoro rolled 64 using 5d20 with rolls of 16,18,16,5,9.  Ranged weapons [TN 15, Focus 4], Using 2 momentum and 1 reload. Using talent marksman. 2 momentum generated.
07:09, Today: Norvoro rolled 13 using 7d6 with rolls of 1,3,2,1,1,3,2.  Damage roll (+1 dice for reload).
07:11, Today: Norvoro rolled 11 using 2d6 with rolls of 6,5.  Rerolling 2 d6 (Using talent Accurate). Total damage 9 (Piercing 2)
07:15, Today: Norvoro rolled 7 using 1d20 with rolls of 7.  Hit location.

07:22, Today: Norvoro rolled 26 using 2d20 with rolls of 18,8.  Ranged weapons [TN 15, Focus 4], using 2 momentum for swift action. That is a miss. Sorry for wasting momentum everyone.


Momentum pool: 3

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Omilitis
 player, 38 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 18:04
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
Omilitis stared into the knight's eyes, his eyes pools of doom.

"You have been duped. Naught lies here but death and doom. Retire while you still may live."

Threaten attack, four successes, 8 mental damage (7 rolled +1 talent) before any Soak. If I get Momentum, I will replenish the one I spent and spend the rest of the Momentum (if any) on damage, one point per Momentum.

14:02, Today: Omilitis rolled 1,5,2,1,3,1,5 using 1d6,1d6,1d6,1d6,1d6,1d6,1d6 with rolls of 1,5,2,1,3,1,5.  Damage, if a hit.
14:00, Today: Omilitis rolled 13,1,13 using 1d20,1d20,1d20 with rolls of 13,1,13.  Threaten: Diff1,1Mom,TN16, Foc5.


Momentum: 2
The Talesmith
 GM, 75 posts
Mon 17 Sep 2018
at 13:49
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
The Nordheimer Hafgrimmson was the first to push forth and rise to the assault. His thick, brutal blade bore down in a wide semicircle upon the shoulders and torso of one of the guards at the front. The opponent drew up his painted, much-battered kite shield, but much too late. Even though he manged to scrape aside the first murderous hack to some extent, the second one followed through with grim, battle-whetted precision, and tore into his ribs, splitting a lung and sending his wretched blood jetting over the floor as he tumbled! (First shot damage did not fell him, so used up the second one to kill him off)

Norvoro came swiftly along with his arrows. But he was baffled at his misfortune, for it could be little else considering his nimble powers with the bow! With his first shot he had fairly hoped to feather the heart of another of the guardsmen with death itself, but with a sudden jerk of alacrity one could hardly expect of a lowly Khorajan underling, up came his shield in time to meet the coming bolt! Norvoro's second shot flew wide.

Omilitis uttered a bellicose, dire threat to the Khorajan knight at the head of the procession of adversaries, making him stumble backwards in shock.

Vardis lunged ahead in great haste, bristling with rage as he swung his worn broadsword. But as luck would have it, his blow fell harmlessly upon the shield that his foe held aloft.

Add 1 Momentum to the pool. I spend 1 Doom.

Round 1, party Turn 1 so far..

Harek kills Guard 1.
Omilitis gives knight 1 Trauma. Stun removed.
Norvoro's arrow parried.
Vardis' blow parried


Foes left- Knight, Guards 2 to 8 (Sword and Shield), Guards 9 and 10 Bowmen.

Will update this further

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:49, Thu 20 Sept 2018.

Vardis
 player, 19 posts
Mon 17 Sep 2018
at 21:11
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
The situation was turning from bad to worse, and fast. The priest seemed dead, which meant they would not be able to get him to undo whatever black magic he had enacted upon them. That assumed ofcourse they survived the horde of guards charging at them!

"Give them hell!" Vardis snarled, ripping out his ugly, chipped broadsword from his back in one hand and drawing his viscous looking battleaxe with his other. Holding both weapons he readied himself to meet the onslaught.

When one of the sword & shield weilding guards approached Vardis lashed outwards with both weapons to catch his opponent off guard, then twirled brought down his broadsword in a powerful downward slash, using his momentum to add power to the blow!
Attack: 1 success; Damage: 08 + 2 Effects


The Talesmith
 GM, 79 posts
Thu 20 Sep 2018
at 15:33
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
Round 1, Enemy Turn 1

Even though thoroughly snubbed by the platitudes of the Ophirean, the knight at the head of the procession ventured to take a daring hack at Omilitis, his imperious sword soaring into the air before plunging down at his left leg. (Scored 2 successes. Parry attempt?)

Of his two chief guardsmen, one had fallen to Harek. The other persisted still, fending off one last attack from Vardis. With great spite he sped up to assault the Aquilonian mercenary. (Scored 1 success. Parry?)

The rest of the herd, numbering nine, split into two clamorous mobs. The first band, consisting of five, hurled itself listlessly at Harek with their thirsting blades, baying for blood! (Mob 1, scores 3 successes. Parry?)

The second group of four charged at Omilitis in wild abandon... (Mob 2 scores 3 successes as well)

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Harek Hafgrimsson
 player, 34 posts
 Remorseless Mercenary
 The Stormbreaker
Thu 20 Sep 2018
at 17:57
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
Harek was able to avoid the many of the attacks, but he was being overwhelmed by the many attacks. Using his larger weapon he tried to keep them at bay parrying any attack possible.


OOC: Reaction Parry Mob Attack, Spend 1 momentum for dice, Spend 1 Doom to Parry
4 Successes Which Generates 3 Momentum compared to the Mobs 1 Momentum. Attack should be parried.

09:49, Today: Harek Hafgrimsson rolled 40 using 4d20 with rolls of 19,8,4,9.  Parry TN 13 Focus 4. Difficulty 1




Momentum Pool: 4

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Omilitis
 player, 43 posts
Thu 20 Sep 2018
at 19:40
Re: Book I- The Eye of Acheron
As the knight swung at his left leg, Omilitis gracefully ducked under the blow and made the knight reel a bit from the swing's force. He smiled as he tumbled away from the knight.

Then a gaggle of guards rushed to engage Omilitis. Like a madman, Omilitis ducked, wove and bounced between their blades, inspiring his companions with his extraordinary ability.

Somehow, beyond reason, this naked man wielding only a dagger had eluded all these blades and remained without a scratch...

I elect to Defend against both attacks. Thanks to the Pantherish Twist talent, I use Acrobatics instead of Parry, and I reduce the cost in Doom by 1.

First defense, against knight: Zero Doom added, Difficulty 2, I spend 1 Momentum (not 2 like it says in the dice roller as I only rolled one), re-roll one roll (the nat 20) using the Agile talent and end up with 5 successes. I spend 2 Momentum to Break Guard on the Knight, in case any of my allies care to take advantage, and I put 1 Momentum back into the pool.

Second defense, against mob: 1 Doom added, Difficulty 3, I spend 3 Momentum to roll 5 dice, re-roll one roll (16 becomes 18, so still a fail) and end up with 5 successes. I put two Momentum back into the pool.

15:31, Today: Omilitis rolled 18 using 1d20 with rolls of 18.  Agile: re-roll the 16.
15:31, Today: Omilitis rolled 14,9,6,1,16 using 1d20,1d20,1d20,1d20,1d20 with rolls of 14,9,6,1,16.  Acrobatics-as-Parry:Diff2,3Mom,TN15Foc5.
15:29, Today: Omilitis rolled 4 using 1d20 with rolls of 4.  Agile: re-roll the 20!!
15:28, Today: Omilitis rolled 20,9,4 using 1d20,1d20,1d20 with rolls of 20,9,4.  Acrobatics-as-Parry:Diff2,2Mom,TN15Foc5.


Party Momentum 
Current Momentum3

+1 Doom