Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.   Posted by The Allfather.Group: 0
The Allfather
 GM, 50 posts
Sat 22 Dec 2018
at 17:17
Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
The trip up to Krayhold was uneventful. The adventurers escorted Sven and his wife Gerta with their pack animals through the mountain pass without incident. They are an older couple and since they have become too old for raiding they have turned into merchants; their animals mostly loaded down with raw ore and metal ingots, valuable trade goods in the metal poor north. Their clan raids out of Krayhold during the winter and will escort them upriver to Isfjall. Upon safe arrival to Krayhold they thank you and introduce you to a cousin who has room for you to stay while you're in town.

After a few days of resting, getting all their loot sold off, and equipment upgraded the adventurers are ready to catch a boat upriver when middle-aged woman frantically approaches them, "You're the heroes who saved Sven and Gerta? Please I need your help!"

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:26, Sat 22 Dec 2018.

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 46 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Sat 22 Dec 2018
at 17:35
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Brandaelfr has spent the week recovering and praying over his halberd. This has allowed him to recover much of what was lost from his half-demon side when he first grabbed the weapon.

After the woman gives her plea for help, Brandaelfr replies, "What do you need help with?"
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 50 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sat 22 Dec 2018
at 17:54
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Drakul spent the week familiarizing himself with the town in more ways than one. In addition to swapping his blades for some vastly superior ones, he got his armor enchanted, and upgraded his tools. He also observed the people to figure out who the toughest bully was in the village, or at least who was viewed as the big tough guy, bully or not. After figuring out where he stayed for the night, he snuck in and filled the man’s boots with horse feces.

When the woman approached, he was suspicious, but it did sound like there would be adventure to be had.

"Helping is what we do," he said. "What seems to be the trouble?"

Rolls to pull off the prank: All success.
Lockpicking by 8, Stealth by 7, and Sleight of Hand by 9.

Scoring Extra Cash: Working the Crowd every day.
Pickpocket: Success by 0, 6, 6, 5, 11 (crit), 6, and 8.
Total score: $705.

The Allfather
 GM, 52 posts
Sat 22 Dec 2018
at 17:59
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"A week ago there were several earthquakes, they damaged the docks and caused landslides up on Kraken's Bluff." she begins, "My son Rory was combing the beaches when he found a new cave that had been uncovered by the quake. He brought back a sword blade and a few gold coins that he had found. He was sure he has found an old smuggler stash."

"He went back with two friends the day you all arrived, but he still hasn't returned! Please, please go look for my son! He's all I have left!" she pleads, "I don't have anything to pay you, but I have no one else to turn to!"

You have time to do the usual research and information gathering before a quest if you like and you can describe whatever you've been up to during the trek up to Krayhold and while you were in town.
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 47 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Sat 22 Dec 2018
at 18:09
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Brandaelfr's tails twitches back and forth during the story. It seems a lot more dexterous than just a few days before. He replies, "May we see the sword and coin? They might give a clue as to what could be within the cave. Let me consult with my friends here, and we will let you know what we decide is our best course of action."

He pulls the others aside and says, "There could be any number of reasons why a cave exploration could have gone wrong. For all we know, the cave could be unstable and they just got trapped in a cave-in. We should probably bring a shovel just in case. The other thing I can think of is that there may be some curse attached to the loot the boy found. Anyone have any other ideas, or object to at least looking at the cave?"
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 51 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sat 22 Dec 2018
at 18:12
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"Though her son is probably dead, and she offers no reward, I believe this may be an opportunity to score whatever treasure he was hoping to find. I say we go for it. I’m not sure about how to figure out what we’re up against, though. I did manage to acquire some tools to help with traps, since that is likely the case. It won’t help with curses, unfortunately."
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 48 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Sat 22 Dec 2018
at 18:18
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Brandaelfr says, "After a week in a cave, I think that is likely the case as well. We need to go in prepared for anything. Your tools will likely be incredibly useful. I think I can lift a curse if it has an evil origin. It will take me a few hours to make the attempt though."
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 40 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Sat 22 Dec 2018
at 18:54
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Dagrak spent his week mainly shopping. He had money to spend and things to buy. First up was armor. He had survived relatively unscathed in the well fight. Compared to some of the others that is, that snake had still left a pretty big mark. He found a suit of mail that was tailored for a dwarf, and had it enchanted. Next he found the local temple of Thor. It really wasn't a temple, more like the Hut of Thor, but there were priests that could pray over and bless his hammer. He had found a smith to do a few modifications to it and his shield. But the priests could fill it with holy energy and add more engravings to it. He could feel Thor's blessing on it as he walked away, after of course leaving a sizable chunk of his earnings as a tithe. It was not wise to be greedy when it came to one's faith.

Dagrak listened to the woman's pleas, his ears perking up at the sound of treasure. "There, there, Lassie, et will all be ok. We will go and find tha treas- your son, Ah mean. Don't you worry."
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 39 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sat 22 Dec 2018
at 20:47
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 The town was busier than she expected, the hustle and bustle of people walking to and fro, conducting their day to day business. She wasn’t used to this, she couldn’t stand the noise, it made her miss the peace of her home but she knew she couldn’t turn back now. She was able to get some supplies toward the evenings when the crowds died down and spent the mornings in her room, reminiscing and mapping out their previous adventure. Her map wasn’t spectacular but it was done well and fetched her some coin for her work.
 Upon meeting up with her new set of adventuring companions, she hangs toward the back while the woman and Brandaelfr converse. The thought of little pay didn’t dissuade her any as long as she could get away from this town and try out her new bow, she’d be happy.
The Allfather
 GM, 53 posts
Sun 23 Dec 2018
at 21:51
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"We sold the blade to the smith and used up the gold to buy clothes and food. My husband was on the fishing boat that went down last winter and it's been very tough for us." the woman says, "Oh thank you! Any of the children in town should be able to show you where they went, Rory is like a big brother to them, they follow him everywhere. He took two friends with him too, but I just know he's alive."

While they gather up their provisions and prepare to head out the next morning the delvers all ask around town and in the tavern about the area nearby.

Drakul learns about the Morag the Sea Reaver, a famous pirate who was slain by the Imperial Navy a hundred years ago, the legend says her crew buried her with her treasure and that it's never been found!

Brandaelfr learns that the coastal hills around the Kraken's Bluff used to be home to evil cultists who would sacrifice people to their dark god of the sea. It is even said they interbred with sea monsters producing hybrid offspring that still dwell in the depths.

Mog hears a fisherman swear he saw a beautiful mermaid off the coast a few years ago.

Dagrak is about to get some information about the area from someone at the bar when he misreads a social cue and confused the young man for a woman and hit on him. The man slugs him hard in the nose, but the bartender breaks it up before it gets more serious than that.
Take 1 crushing damage from the sucker punch.
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 41 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Mon 24 Dec 2018
at 06:03
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"Well, Ah ken see whay some clerics take ah vow o' chastasy. Et ken get very confusing." He was working his jaw. "Ah think Ah broke his hand. Poor lad. Anybody learn anything?"
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 52 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Mon 24 Dec 2018
at 12:38
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"Rumor has it, some famous pirate called Morag the Sea Reaver was killed a hundred years ago, and they stashed her treasure where they buried her body," said Drakul. "No one’s found it yet, so that may be where the boy found his treasure. Can’t imagine how that could go well for him, stealing treasure from a dead pirate and all."
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 42 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Mon 24 Dec 2018
at 19:21
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"Ah dead pirate queen? Ah bet she had some booty! Get et? Booty? HAR HAR HAR! When air we leaving? Ah did some reading aboot spirits this week, et might be helpful."
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 53 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Mon 24 Dec 2018
at 21:22
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"Leave to the Cleric to make necrophilia jokes," said Drakul, shaking his head. "I expected you to have some strange proclivities, but a dead pirate? That’s just weird."
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 49 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Mon 24 Dec 2018
at 21:43
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"A pirate treasure sounds like it could easily be both trapped and cursed. It looks like we may both get to use our craft, Drakul." Brandaelfr says. "As far as undead go, Dagrak, the only thing we will be doing to them is making sure they are permanently at rest. Then we can take any treasure they have left behind after they can no longer act in this world."

He pauses for a second, presumably to envision killing another undead. He continues, "I ran into a group of old sailors in one of the taverns. They did not seem inclined to talk to an outsider, but after I bought them all some beer I could not get them to shut up. They kept going on about how this area used to have a lot of evil cultists that would sacrifice people to some dark god of the sea. They said these cultists even had some relations with sea monsters, resulting in hybrid abominations that may still be around today. We should add freaky humanoid sea monsters to the list of things we might encounter, although I'm not sure I believed them."

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Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 43 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 06:05
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"Fish Feckers?" He turned with a slight stagger. "How would you feck a fish? They don't have the right parts. Ah'm gonna need ta talk ta ah Druid aboot this. Et don't seem right."
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 54 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 06:14
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"Gods Brandaelfr! Don’t give the dwarf any ideas!"
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 44 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 06:21
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"Ah'm not that drunk! Ah don't think Ah'll ever be that drunk." He grinned good naturedly.
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 50 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 06:31
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Brandaelfr looks confused and asks, "Fish? There are a lot more creatures lurking in the sea. I was thinking it might be some kind of tentacled beast, because it seems like just our luck to run into another multi-armed nightmare."
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 55 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 06:51
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"Great, now we’ll never hear the end of Dagrak’s bizarre fetishes."

Drakul was almost crying at this point.
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 45 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 07:50
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"They ain't mah fetish! Storms protect me, I want no part of Brandaelfr's un-natral fantasies. This is too much, Ah need another pint."
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 51 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 08:37
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Brandaelfr slams his hand down on the table and nearly shouts, "My unnatural fantasies? The only fantasy I have is to slaughter all these hybrid abominations, scions of some evil sea god as they are!"

His tone turns accusatory, "What kind of Cleric would idly even contemplate such evil? It had better be the alcohol talking, because by the gods above I will end you as well if you turn to the side of evil."
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 56 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 15:25
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Drakul rolled on the ground clutching his side and burst into laughter

"Stop..." he muttered through tears. "I can’t take anymore."
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 52 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 18:17
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Drakul rolling around on the floor cools Brandaelfr's temper. Visibly chagrined with flushed cheeks, the Eldhud apologizes, "I am sorry for my outburst. I have a few anger issues. Something to do with the demon blood, although I am trying to work on it. How about we just move on to seeing if we can find these missing children?"

Wandering about the town for a few minutes, he quickly spots some of the village children. He approaches and asks, "Hello! Do you happen to know Rory, and can you show us where he went last?"
The Allfather
 GM, 54 posts
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 18:33
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"Oh yes! We know Rory!" the children say, "He's the only one of the grown-ups who is nice to us! He's gonna be an adventurer!"

"Why would we show you where he went? You might take his treasure!" the children say suspicious of Brandaelfr.
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 57 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 18:37
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"Rory’s lost," said the Half-Ogre. "We’re trying to find him."
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 46 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 18:58
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"His ma asked us ta find him. She's really worried aboot him."
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 40 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 19:13
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Fergurth walks up to the kid and places her hand on his shoulder, “He needs us to save him, should we tell all the town that it’s your fault Rory and his friends died in that cave because you were being stupid? If you want his death on your conscience then so be it.” She smiles and removes her hand.
The Allfather
 GM, 55 posts
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 19:16
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The children confer amongst themselves then turn back to the adventurers, "You gotta give us a copper. Each! Prove you really want to help an' you're not just gonna take Mr. Rory's treasure!"
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 53 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 19:29
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"You lot drive a hard bargain, but I think Rory's worth it." Brandaelfr says.

He digs out a copper for each of the kids, and says, "Will you show us now?"
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 41 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 19:45
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“Wow, exploiting your dying friend for a piece of copper. Buy yourselves something nice” , Fergurth huffs as she takes a couple steps away.
The Allfather
 GM, 56 posts
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 20:49
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Apparently satisfied that the group is here to help the children pocket their copper and jog off along the beach, "Mr. Rory can't die, he's a big adventurer like you guys! This way!"

They lead the adventurers to the cliff face of Kraken's Bluff, there are many smaller caves and crevices, but eventually they show a cave exposed by falls boulders and cracked rocks. "He went in there with Ulfgar and Tomkin!"

Their job done the children laugh and skip off back to town to spend their copper. The cave is deep and quickly descends into darkness, with night vision or torchlight the delvers see scrawled: “The Red-Eyed Dragon rules the waves!”
Accompanying the graffiti is a crude drawing of a horned skull with bat wings. At the end of the cave the passage forks to the right and left.
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 58 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 23:05
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"Anyone recognize that figure?" said Drakul. "I’m guessing ‘evil sea god’ of some sort. My gut tells me left, but it’s just a twinge on the web."
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 42 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 00:42
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While the rest of the group checks the graffiti, Fergurth paces back and forth over the ground attempting to pick up any sign of Rory’s trail.

Maneuver
Tracking: Success by 6

The Allfather
 GM, 57 posts
Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 01:00
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In the sand on the cave floor Fergurth can pick up a trio of footprints that head to the right at the fork.
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 43 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 01:22
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Standing back up, she grips her bow and turns to the group, “There’s footprints that head to the right, we should go this way”.
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 59 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 03:40
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"Good enough for me," said Drakul. He shrugged. "The web is woven just so; I expect that something of note lies to the left, though as of yet I know not what."

He lead the group down the right path, trap finding kit at the ready.

Per-based Traps: 16
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 54 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 07:09
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Brandaelfr tightens his grip on his halberd and follows behind Drakul and Fergurth. He says, "Feel free to fall back if too many enemies approach from the front. Just stick to the sides of the cave so as to avoid my halberd."
The Allfather
 GM, 58 posts
Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 18:04
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This cave has a sandy floor and a strong fishy smell. Drakul sees something gleaming white in one corner, a pile of half-buried bones? What could have done this is swiftly answered as the giant crab charges the delvers and attacks their point man with both pincers.

Drakul defend twice or take 10 & 9 cutting damage and become grappled.

Giant Crab     HP: 25/25     Notes: SM+1, Pincers are Strikers

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:43, Wed 26 Dec 2018.

Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 60 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 18:15
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Drakul stepped back, parrying both pincers, then moved back in and slashed at the creature.

Retreat Parry: 2 Successes.
Rapid Strike: 3 Successes.
Damage: 13, 13, and 9 cutting.

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 55 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 19:20
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Brandaelfr shouts, "Spread out and attack it from all sides!" He then steps once to the side and swings twice at the giant crab.

Maneuver: Step & Rapid-Strike
Giant crab takes 16(2) and 9(2) cut unless it defends


HP: 13/13     FP: 13/13
Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 30 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 20:06
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After a long period of unnatural silence from Mog, the group almost forgot he was there when they hear 'BAHAHAHAHA BATTLE!!!!' from the back as he charges past them to engage in his most favored of past times.

Success:AoA(double)/Flurry of blows, 3 attacks
defend normally or take 15, 15 and 13 cutting damage, armor divisor 2



FP:12/14

Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 47 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 20:58
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"Et looks like sea food is on the menu tonight!" The dwarf stepped forward and took a swing at the beast.

move and attack, success by 0, 9cr
The Allfather
 GM, 59 posts
Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 22:13
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
The crab is extremely agile dodging all of Drakul's strikes and the first two of Mog's. The barbarian's third strike was right on target though and it bit deep into the creature's shell. After that the rest of the delvers were able to kill the creature in short order.

Other than the dead giant crab the only other thing of note is a pile of bones and things in the corner of the room. The cavern narrows to a narrow passage at the other side of the room, if you look down the passage you can see it leads to another fork.
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 56 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 23:22
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr digs through the pile of bones using the shovel trying to see if any of them are recent remains. He asks, "Anyone else know how to tell how long these bones have been here?"

Failed Search by 2.
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 61 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Thu 27 Dec 2018
at 00:42
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul inspected the dead crab. "I wonder if it’s any good," he said, poking into its shell with a dagger. "Anyone like giant crab?" He took a whiff to see if it smelled corrupted or something.
The Allfather
 GM, 60 posts
Thu 27 Dec 2018
at 01:10
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
It is clear from the bits of skin, meat, and sinew hanging from parts of the scattered bones these people were eaten recently. Turning the pile with the shovel Brandaelfr can see a lot of bones, it's difficult to tell how many bodies there were. Drakul can tell that the only thing extraordinary about the crab was its size; there is a lot of meat to be harvested.

A successful Search or Scrounging roll can confirm the death count and find any valuables that Brandaelfr might have missed.
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 44 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Thu 27 Dec 2018
at 01:44
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
As Brandaelfr dig up the bones, Fergurth begins to sort them out, hoping to find how many bodies it once was. She checks the trail as well to see if it stops or goes deeper in the cave.

Maneuver:
Search: Success by 4
Tracking: Success by I don’t remember

The Allfather
 GM, 61 posts
Thu 27 Dec 2018
at 02:03
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Through careful sorting Fergurth confirms that there are two dead humans as well as many fish. Tattered remains of fisherman's clothing like they saw around town are mixed with a tinderbox, the rusty head of a trident, a rubbery tentacle, a broken shortsword, and a pouch with 4 gold pieces. She can see signs that one person fled the crab room but the signs become unclear as to which way they went afterwards.

This message was last edited by the GM at 13:47, Sun 30 Dec 2018.

Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 62 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Thu 27 Dec 2018
at 18:02
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Someone wanna grab the crab, or should we come back for it after?" said Drakul. "Looks like good meat, and a lot of it." He tiptoed down the hall a bit to find the fork. "I say we keep to the right until we hit a dead end."
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 57 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Thu 27 Dec 2018
at 18:21
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"I really do not want to drag around that much meat until we clear out this entire cave system." Brandaelfr says. "I am not sure I want to eat crab that was eating people anyways. Keeping to the right sounds good to me. You are the trap detection expert."

After Fergurth confirms there are only two corpses, Brandaelfr says, "Rory and both of his friends could not have died in this spot then. We should keep moving forward until we fully explore this place."
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 48 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Thu 27 Dec 2018
at 23:29
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Ah ken make better grub than that crab with me prayers. Lets keep moving and see if the poor lad is still living."
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 63 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Fri 28 Dec 2018
at 00:26
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"But you can’t sell your holy food," said Drakul. "With the price of normal crab, this stuff has to be edible gold."
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 49 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Fri 28 Dec 2018
at 00:40
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Well now you are talking! We ken grab it on our way out! The only thing Ah like more then food Ah ken eat is food Ah ken sell!"
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 64 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Fri 28 Dec 2018
at 01:25
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
A wry grin flashed on his face. "Lets move. I’ll take lead again. Seems to work out alright."
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 45 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Fri 28 Dec 2018
at 04:05
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
When she gets done sorting out the bones, she looks over the tracks left in the sand. Turning to the group, “I’m pretty sure Rory is on his own now if even he’s alive. Only one person left this room so these two corpses are most likely his friends.”
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 65 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sat 29 Dec 2018
at 01:55
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"It is, of course, possible that the boy lives, especially given his reputation with the little ones from town, but I find it unlikely that he would escape the clutches of the crab only to not go for help. If he is alive, and not one of these piles of bones, he’s probably in a great deal of trouble."
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 58 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Sat 29 Dec 2018
at 06:14
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr says, "I am not sure which one of those three could have survived. These could very well be Rory's bones, and one of his friends managed to escape the giant crab. We should take the gold with us and move on to see what else lurks in this cave system. We can split the coin equally later."

Brandaelfr puts the coin in his pack and readies his weapon once again. He follows behind Drakul as the group continues to explore.
The Allfather
 GM, 62 posts
Sun 30 Dec 2018
at 00:48
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
The adventurers continue forward, taking the right once again. The room they enter has rough hewn stone walls and wooden furniture. There is a work bench covered in tools, with some scattered on the floor as well. There is a bottle broken on the floor with liquid still spreading in a pool, as well Above the bench are wall racks for weapons and shields, though it is clear from the dusty outlines that some have been recently liberated.

Then the delvers see a trio of beings standing across the chamber from them. They are holding the weapons missing from the rack in their multiple arms, no tentacles, in fact they are standing on tentacles too! Each octopus man is holding a shield, two swords and a spear, one has put on a tri-cornered hat while another is wearing a golden necklace. The two groups have only a second to observe each other before each Octopus man throws their spear at the delvers.

Drakul, Fergurth, & Brandaelfr dodge or take 8, 7, & 8 impaling damage respectively.

Octopus Man Left     HP: 15/15
Octopus Man Center     HP: 15/15
Octopus Man Right     HP: 15/15

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:22, Tue 01 Jan 2019.

Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 46 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sun 30 Dec 2018
at 03:38
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
“I’ll take the one on the right” Fergurth yells as she leaps to the side, dodging the incoming spear. She pulls back on her bow, it takes a little more effort than her last bow but she could feel that it was a little more powerful. Ear to ear grin, she releases her arrows at the Octo-Man’s eyes.

Feverish Dodge: Success
Deceptive Double-Shot to Eyes: Success & Success
Damage: 9 imp & 9 imp  -2 to Dodge


HP: 10/10     FP: 11/12
FB(Imp) 17/20   FB(Cut) 10/10   B(Bod)10/10   FB(Met) 5/5   FB(Fire) 5/5

This message was last edited by the player at 08:43, Sun 30 Dec 2018.

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 59 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Sun 30 Dec 2018
at 04:39
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Charge!" Brandaelfr cries. He moves forward as fast as he can to engage the enemy.

Feverish Dodge success.

Maneuver: Move
4 yards forward toward the leftmost octoman.


HP: 13/13     FP: 12/13
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 66 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sun 30 Dec 2018
at 05:08
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul tucked and rolled as the spear flew past him, instantly regaining his feet and charging toward the centermost octoman.

Feverish Acrobatic Dodge (-1 FP): Success.
Move 7 yards to be in Close Combat with hat guy.


FP: 10/11

This message was last edited by the player at 05:09, Sun 30 Dec 2018.

Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 50 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Mon 31 Dec 2018
at 01:17
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Dagrak steps forward and cast shield on Bradaelfr

crit. 2DB for brand

HP 12/12     FP 15/15     ER 6/6     PI 10/10     Spells on: 1     Buffs:

Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 31 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 1 Jan 2019
at 16:25
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Mog charges forward and attacks the rightmost octopus man.

Succeeded attack.
14 cutting damage (armor divisor 2).


HP: 23/23     FP: 13/14     Status: none
The Allfather
 GM, 68 posts
Tue 1 Jan 2019
at 19:26
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Mog charges forward and attacks the right octopus delver.

Fergurth dodges the incoming spear and then shoots the right octopus delver.

Drakul nimbly rolls out of the way of a flying spear then closes the distance to the center octopus man.
Defend twice or take 7 & 4 cutting damage.

Dagrak buffs Brandaelfr with a Shield.
For the crit, Brandaelfr will get DB 3 instead.

Brandaelfr dodges the spear and charges at it's thrower.
Defend twice or take 7 & 7 cutting damage.



The delvers dodge a barrage of spears and spring into action. Several charge at their new foes while the cleric buffs. Fergurth fires two arrows at one of the octopus men, it tries to bring it's shield up but is unsuccessful and the arrows embed themselves in it's brain killing it instantly. The other two attack the delvers nearest to them in retaliation.

Octopus Man Left     HP: 15/15
Octopus Man Center     HP: 15/15
Octopus Man Right     Dead

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 60 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Tue 1 Jan 2019
at 19:48
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr is feeling nimble this battle. He parries aside the first blow so well that the octoman loses balance, and then returns a vicious blow aimed right at the octoman's sword arm. "Take that, you abomination!" Brandaelfr cries.

Defense:
Critical Success on Parry, defending octoman loses balance (cannot do anything, active defenses are at -2 until next turn)
Success on Retreat Dodge

Maneuver: Step and Attack
Success on deceptive attack at sword arm. Octoman defends at -3 or takes 12 cut to the arm.


HP: 13/13     FP: 12/13     Status: DB +3
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 67 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 1 Jan 2019
at 20:58
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul took a step back and deflected one attack with each of his blades, then lunged forward to close the distance completely, slashing his blades at the octoman.

Retreat Parry: 2 Successes.
Great Lunge (-1 FP): 2 Steps forward to be in Close Combat.
Triple Rapid Strike: 2 Successes.
Damage: 16 and 14 cutting.


FP: 9/11
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 51 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Wed 2 Jan 2019
at 06:20
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Dagrak heads for the nearest octo-man

move 4yds towards a foe
Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 32 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 2 Jan 2019
at 14:31
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Mog attempts to swing at the weird thing twice more, barely missing the first time due to its weird nature and adjusts his second swing accordingly which goes straight for its chest.


2 attacks, first fail, second success
defend normally or take 14(2) damage




FP:13/14

This message was last edited by the player at 17:07, Wed 02 Jan 2019.

Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 47 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 2 Jan 2019
at 19:15
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Watching the Octo-Man collapse, Fergurth laughs “haha one down, two to go” For such a dainty thing her laugh is unsettling for sure. She hastily loads and fires two more arrows at the one on the left. In her lust for blood, only one shot heads to its mark while the other sails to the open corner of the cave.

Double-Shot Eyes: Success & Failure
Damage: 10 imp to eyes -2 to Dodge


HP: 10/10     FP: 11/12
FB(Imp) 15/20   FB(Cut) 10/10   B(Bod)10/10   FB(Met) 5/5   FB(Fire) 5/5

This message was last edited by the player at 19:43, Wed 02 Jan 2019.

The Allfather
 GM, 70 posts
Wed 2 Jan 2019
at 20:30
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Mog turns and slashes at the center octopus man.

Fergurth shoots the left octopus delver.

Drakul dodges back then lunges back within the reach of his enemy's sword.
Critical success on defense; you must ready your weapon before you can use it again.
Defend or become grappled.


Dagrak charges towards the fray.

Brandaelfr parries so well it throws the deep sea delver off, then follows up with a tricky attack.



Successful in their defense the delvers press their attack on the abominations of the deep. The center octopus man parries a strike from Mog before taking a savage slash from Drakul's knife, yet somehow it miraculously dodges the second blow causing it to turn in the thief's hand. It then attempts to shoot a blast of ink at Drakul and grapple him; the ink misses but the tentacles are on target. The left octopus man can't get it's shield up in time and takes an arrow to the brain, as it is falling dead Brandaelfr relieves it of one tentacle.

Brandaelfr couldn't get into reach of the center one by my math, so you couldn't quite end it this round.

Octopus Man Left     Dead
Octopus Man Center     HP: -6/15
Octopus Man Right     Dead

Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 69 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 2 Jan 2019
at 21:08
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul batted the arm away, then stepped back up and stabbed with his stiletto.

Retreat Parry: Success.
Hit on Parry: Success.
Damage: 11 cutting to the arm.
Step back into Close Combat.
Attack with Off-Hand: Success
Damage: 2 impaling.


FP: 9/11
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 61 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Wed 2 Jan 2019
at 21:19
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr strikes at the skull of the downed octoman, making sure it is actually dead.

Maneuver: Attack
11(2) cut to the skull of the already dead octoman


HP: 13/13     FP: 12/13     Status: DB +3
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 52 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Wed 2 Jan 2019
at 21:22
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Seeing that the fight is more or less handled, the cleric stays out of the fray. "Ah kind of agree with Brandaelfr, these creatures air ah leetle weird. But they sure die easy! Just put em out of 'is misery."
Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 33 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 2 Jan 2019
at 23:06
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Mog tries to get tricky with his next attack and tries to trick the squid man thing beast into blocking the wrong direction before quickly switching angles and bringing the axe down as fast as he could on the thingmanbeast


Success by 0 AoA Determiend
defend at -2 or take 13(2) cutting

Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 48 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Thu 3 Jan 2019
at 18:42
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Readying arrows for another shot, she turns to aim at the middle tentacle beast but holds off on firing them. With Mog and Drakul right up on the Octo-Man, she didn’t have a clean shot. At this point it’d be a waste of an arrow, the thing was good as dead.

Fast-Draw (Arrow): Crit Success
Double-Shot Eyes: Success & Crit Success
Damage: 11imp & 11 imp


HP: 10/10     FP: 11/12
FB(Imp) 13/20   FB(Cut) 10/10   B(Bod)10/10   FB(Met) 5/5   FB(Fire) 5/5

This message was last edited by the player at 21:29, Thu 03 Jan 2019.

The Allfather
 GM, 71 posts
Fri 4 Jan 2019
at 00:20
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
The last octopus man puts up a valiant effort, parrying Mog's strike and shrugging off a stab from Drakul. It even blocks an arrow, but the second arrow from Fergurth finishes it off and it falls dead just like it's friends. The cave now cleared of hostiles the delvers have a moment to examine what was clearly an armory.

The room is a dead end. You can either backtrack or take the other side of the fork that led you to this room.
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 70 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Fri 4 Jan 2019
at 01:13
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul regain his grip on the knife, then slit the Octoman’s throat, then wiped the blood on the thing’s pants.

"Let’s come back for their gear when we can afford hands to carry it," he said. "To maintain our ‘keep right’ concept, we should take the other side of the fork."

Per-based Traps 16.
Succeeded Search by 4, if there’s anything to find.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:34, Fri 04 Jan 2019.

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 62 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Fri 4 Jan 2019
at 01:24
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Wiping off his blade as well, Brandaelfr says, "That spell was incredibly useful Dagrak! I think Fergurth is doing all the heavy lifting for the party though. The rest of us just held them off long enough for her to put their eyes out. Good shooting!

Halberd shining brightly once again, he resumes his place in the marching order. He says, "I agree with Drakul. The loot will be just fine waiting here until we have cleared out this cave system. Lead on!"

Search success by 3 for anything that looks important on the dead guys. Keys, maps, etc.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:11, Fri 04 Jan 2019.

Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 53 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Fri 4 Jan 2019
at 01:29
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Well that was easy, anybody hurt?" He wandered around the room looking over the area.

failed search, but succeeded scrounging by 4
The Allfather
 GM, 72 posts
Fri 4 Jan 2019
at 04:46
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr doesn't find anything useful on the octopi delvers, but he does realize that the hat worn by the middle one has a griffin feather in it ($500). Dagrak scrounges strong the room and is able to assemble a full tool kit for working on melee weapons from the mess of tools scattered about the work bench and floor.

This message was last edited by the GM at 11:54, Fri 04 Jan 2019.

Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 49 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Fri 4 Jan 2019
at 05:44
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth walks up to the downed ocean dwellers and proceeds to pull the arrows out of their eyes, hoping to salvage a couple. She keeps quiet until Brandaelfr mentions her name. Her face turns a deep red, she wasn’t used to the compliments. She instantly shakes off her giddy demeanor and deepens her voice, “Just doing my part guys, let’s go kill more things.” She stows her arrows and falls in line behind Drakul.

Scrounging: Success by 4
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 54 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Fri 4 Jan 2019
at 06:50
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Me Da had a full kit just like this. He wasn't an adventurer, mind you, but all dwarfs know how to work on their weapons, it's in air blood."
The Allfather
 GM, 73 posts
Fri 4 Jan 2019
at 11:54
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Continuing on the delvers make their way to the other side of the fork in which is an empty room. At the end of the room are closed double doors and to the left there is a narrow passageway.
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 71 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Fri 4 Jan 2019
at 13:54
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul tried the door.

Success by 4 to notice Traps.
Success by 4 on Lockpicking (in case it’s locked).

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 63 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Fri 4 Jan 2019
at 18:50
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr moves up into the room and says, "Can anyone see anything in that narrow passage? We should watch our flank while Drakul gets the door. More of those abominations could be hiding in there easily."
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 50 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Fri 4 Jan 2019
at 19:04
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth walks up to the entrance of the passage and peers down as far as she can see. Crouching, she then searches over the sandy floor for any signs of travel.
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 55 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Fri 4 Jan 2019
at 20:34
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Wait a moment laddies. A'll pray for warning if some wee beastie comes out of tha tunnel." He prayed for the spell watchdog, and cast it on the tunnel entrance.

cast watchdog on tunnel entrance, 10hr long, 0FP


HP 12/12  FP 15/15 ER 6/6, PI 10/10 Spells on: 1 , Buffs: Watchdog(tunnel)

Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 34 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Fri 4 Jan 2019
at 20:52
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Mog also keeps a close eye on the tunnel, though he says nothing for now.
The Allfather
 GM, 74 posts
Sun 13 Jan 2019
at 17:37
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul determines the door is safe and unlocks it, the group walks into the room and Dagrak sets a warning spell on the doorway. The cavern they see if furnished with a large table with two benches on either side and a large empty throne like chair. In one corner hangs a cauldron in a fireplace, but there is no fire lit; in the other corner there are a few chests. The walls are adorned with faded flags of all different types, likely trophies taken from captured ships.

At first glance it appears that there are ten people sitting at the table, clad in barbaric silks, breeches, and hats. They are making merry, playing cards, eating, and drinking, but after a few seconds of observation the delvers realize their movements are almost mechanical and they aren't speaking or making any sound. As the light from Brandaelfr's weapon illuminates the room a little better they can see that the plates are empty of food, the cups contain no drink, and the reason they aren't speaking is that they are all skeletons!

Heraldry to identify the flags.
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 56 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Sun 13 Jan 2019
at 22:33
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Dagrak grins as Lightning forms on his hammer.

step and cast lightning 2d-2. -1FP

HP 12/12  FP 15/15 ER 5/6, PI 10/10 Spells on: 1 , Buffs: Watchdog(tunnel)

This message was last edited by the player at 00:16, Mon 14 Jan 2019.

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 64 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Sun 13 Jan 2019
at 23:35
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr steps into the room and stops when he sees the skeletons. He says, "Uhhhh, hello? I am not sure what I was expecting, but this is not it. I guess we are here to join the festivities?" He takes a step forward into the room.
The Allfather
 GM, 75 posts
Mon 14 Jan 2019
at 18:18
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
As some of the delvers step forward the skeletons stand up and grab their weapons. They all turn towards the delvers in unison, but don't move.
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 51 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Mon 14 Jan 2019
at 21:22
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
As the skeletons arm themselves, Fergurth takes two cutting arrows and nocks them back. Turning to the Elhud,“Do we... re-kill these guys or...”

Ready Bow: Success
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 65 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Mon 14 Jan 2019
at 22:31
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr responds, "They are undead. We must put them back to rest, permanently. I want to see if I can hold them at bay though."

Brandishing his halberd before him, Brandaelfr attempts to Turn all the skeletons.

Maneuver: Concentrate
Turning success by 2 (if Rule of 16 is in effect, otherwise success by 4).


HP: 13/13     FP: 13/13
The Allfather
 GM, 76 posts
Tue 15 Jan 2019
at 00:26
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
The light of the Allfather shines bright and all the skeletons are affected by it. Most flee to the far end of the room, cowering against the door at the far end. One skeleton is less effected than the others and doesn't have to flee at the moment.
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 66 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Tue 15 Jan 2019
at 21:28
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Using the light to carefully guide himself forward, Brandaelfr attempts to pin all of the skeletons against the wall. He makes sure to keep his concentration up, and remarks, "These are not powerful undead if they yielded so easily. Let me press them against the wall, and then we can smash them to bits."
The Allfather
 GM, 77 posts
Tue 15 Jan 2019
at 22:51
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
The holy warrior's plan works flawlessly. The undead are cowed against the wall and dispatched without incident. The delvers not stand in the empty mess hall, their feet crunching on pieces of the crew they violently laid to rest. The skeletal crew members each had a medium shield and a melee weapon, which are scattered on the ground wherever they fell.

As the delvers get a better look about the room they see the table is solid teak and inlaid with mother of pearl in the image of a three-eyed octopus monster. Scattered across it are candlestick holders covered in melted wax, gold gilded plates, and silver pewter goblets. The throne-like chair is shaped like a seashell on the back and and inlaid with more mother of pearl with it's legs are carved into seahorses. There are two closed chests in one corner and a cooking pot with dust and ash in the other. Finally there are two doors on either end of the room.
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 67 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Tue 15 Jan 2019
at 23:09
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Looks like we made them shiver their timbers. Good work." Brandaelfr says. "This stuff looks valuable. Drakul, do those chests look trapped to you? I want to see what they were keeping hidden before we move on."

Success by 0 on Search for a cursory inspection of the redead pirate skeletons.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:17, Wed 16 Jan 2019.

Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 57 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Wed 16 Jan 2019
at 02:02
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Dagrak was really quite sad to find that the goblets were empty. They looked nice, and he was sure that they would fetch a good price, but was it he had hope that there would be some kind of booze at this party. His flask, carefully rationed as it had been, had run dry some time between the adventure with the crab and the octopus men. He needed a bigger one.

Search success by 1, scrounging by 3. any booze?


HP 12/12  FP 15/15 ER 5/6, PI 10/10 Spells on: 1 , Buffs: Watchdog(tunnel)
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 72 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 16 Jan 2019
at 03:25
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Let me take a look," said Drakul, inspecting the chests before opening them.

Success by 0 on Search for anything hidden in the room.
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 52 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 16 Jan 2019
at 03:33
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fixated on collecting a momento from the skeleton bones, she does a quick pan of the room and continues to break off a finger. She puts it in her backpack to show her friends and family back home.

Search: Fail
Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 35 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Fri 18 Jan 2019
at 19:35
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Mog quietly just goes about his work of gathering any valuables that are easy to see and piling them in a pile along the wall next to the table. Testing how heavy the table and throne themselves are to see if they too can be dragged out of the cave and trying to guess if they would even fit through the narrow parts of the cave they had already come through.
The Allfather
 GM, 78 posts
Sun 20 Jan 2019
at 17:37
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
The chests are opened without incident, inside there are a few blankets, silk shirts, changes of clothing, personal effects, and bags of gold and silver coins. No one finds any edible food and unfortunately the drink has long since been wasted on the empty bones of the skeletons. The skeleton's weapons and shields still seem to be in good working order so Mog piles them by the wall with the plates, goblets, and the items from the chests. The barbarian further determines that the table is beyond his ability to carry by himself as he struggles to lift one end, however he is able to lift the throne with ease. The only other noteworthy thing the delvers find is a carving in the left door that reads,
Captain's Quarters
KEEP OUT!

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:02, Sun 20 Jan 2019.

Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 58 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Sun 20 Jan 2019
at 19:41
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Shall we go an meet tha captain?"


HP 12/12  FP 15/15 ER 5/6, PI 10/10 Spells on: 1 , Buffs: Watchdog(tunnel)

This message was lightly edited by the GM at 19:46, Sun 20 Jan 2019.

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 68 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Sun 20 Jan 2019
at 20:07
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr says, "It would break our pattern of exploration, but that is the first writing we have seen since the entrance to the caves. Perhaps the captain can give us some more information about what is going on here, or maybe he has a written log we can help ourselves to."
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 73 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Mon 21 Jan 2019
at 04:49
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Looks like an invitation if I’ve ever seen one," said Drakul. "Left it is, then."

I’ll try the door once everyone is ready.
Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 36 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Mon 21 Jan 2019
at 20:18
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
'Maybe he can tell us why there are skeletons and octopus men wandering his cave?'
The Allfather
 GM, 79 posts
Tue 22 Jan 2019
at 15:33
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
The delvers make their way through the door marked Captain's quarters. There isa bearskin rug in the hallway that turns a corner into the quarters themselves.

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:35, Tue 22 Jan 2019.

Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 74 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 22 Jan 2019
at 17:29
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Hmmm," said Drakul, pondering something. "Mog, I think you should go first. Everyone else hang back for a moment."

Crit Success to disarm the trap.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:37, Tue 22 Jan 2019.

Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 37 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 22 Jan 2019
at 17:56
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Why the sudden change in marching order?" Mog asks suspiciously without moving forward.
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 53 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 22 Jan 2019
at 18:27
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth is about to warn the others of the hidden trip wire but Drakul is already on it. She chimes in to answer Mog, “If we’re going to meet a Captain, shouldn’t our bravest and strongest go first?”
Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 38 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 22 Jan 2019
at 19:40
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"The last time Drakul wanted me to do something, it was trapped. I shall let him go first."
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 75 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 22 Jan 2019
at 20:01
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"It was trapped. I disarmed it," said Drakul. "See?"

He stepped into the room, past where the trip wire had been.

"You wound me, Mog. You think I would send you intentionally into a trap? After all we’ve been through, and still you don’t trust me?
Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 39 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 22 Jan 2019
at 21:27
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"I did not see you disarm anything and you are a trickster. I knew many like you in my clan growing up. I trust you to be a worthy companion in a fight, but not for this kind of thing." Mog says taking up his place at the back of the marching order and watching the way they came.
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 76 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 22 Jan 2019
at 22:59
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"A trickster? Why would you say such a thing! So hurtful." The trickster pretended to wipe a tear from his cheek. "I prefer schemer."
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 59 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Wed 23 Jan 2019
at 01:27
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
HA HA HA! He's got you figured out laddie. You didnae fool him this taime. Ha Ha!
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 69 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Wed 23 Jan 2019
at 14:49
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr just says, "We should press on. Playing tricks on each other while in a potential combat zone is not a good strategy. Drakul, if you would, please?"
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 77 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 23 Jan 2019
at 23:38
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"It might be a good strategy depending on what your strategy is for," said Drakul. "Looks like a lot of stuff in here. See anything useful?"

Success by 4 on Search.
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 54 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Thu 24 Jan 2019
at 20:59
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth looks Mog in eyes, “If you aren’t man enough to walk through, I will.” She proceeds to walk past the disarmed trip wire.
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 70 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Fri 25 Jan 2019
at 02:29
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr follows behind Fergurth, adhering to his place in the marching order. With the light from his halberd to illuminate the room, he looks around for anything interesting.

Search fail by 3.
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 60 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Fri 25 Jan 2019
at 06:27
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
The dwarf continued to chuckle as he entered the room. "Ah've never seen ah barbarian so worried over ah little trickster. Ha Ha! Don't ya worry, yer sure to see through et tha next taime as well." He winked at Mog. "Just make sure ta stay on tha lookout." He then set about looking over the room.

fail search, succeed scrounging by 2


HP 12/12  FP 15/15 ER 5/6, PI 10/10 Spells on: 1 , Buffs: Watchdog(tunnel)
Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 40 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Fri 25 Jan 2019
at 15:27
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"worried? no. distrustful and annoyed by. I grew up as a half blood, how many 'tricks' do you think I endured that were not of a friendly nature?" Mog says as he follows the rest in at the back of the group.
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 78 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sat 26 Jan 2019
at 00:51
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"...said the Half-Orc to the Half-Ogre," Drakul noted. "I guess we have different reactions to being teased. I prefer Fergurth’s mentality. If you let it bother you, it defines you. If you let it define you, it controls you. If it controls you, then you can’t plot the fall of an empire while drinking yourself into an early grave, if you know what I mean." He smiled as if he had said something profound. "Embrace the schemes, Mog. Expect them. And you’ll never be disappointed."
The Allfather
 GM, 80 posts
Wed 30 Jan 2019
at 15:56
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
After clearing the trap the delvers come into a cozy stone chamber. There is a bed covered with blue silk sheets and pillows and the floor is covered with a bearskin rug. Beside the table is a small table with a stool in front of it. On the table is an ornate lamp and a leather bound book pinned to the table by an ornate dagger, it's pommel a golden skull. Beside the table is an iron bound chest and a pair of fluffy bunny slippers.
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 79 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 30 Jan 2019
at 16:17
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul raised an eyebrow at the bunny slippers. "Cute."

He checked to see if the chest was locked.

"Captains log?" he said, eying the journal. "Let’s see."

He took a closer look at the book, thumbing through the pages.
The Allfather
 GM, 81 posts
Wed 30 Jan 2019
at 20:45
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Inside the chest Drakul finds a woman's nightclothes, a gold and copper drinking goblet, a telescope, a bottle of century old mountain dwarf whiskey, a cracked hand mirror with a silver frame, and a sketched map of the caverns.

The journal is ink-blotted, blood-stained, and partially rotted away, however that last several entries are still legible.  The entries are scrawled in a messy awkward handwriting.

Captain’s Log: Argh, such a day! Took a merchant ship filled with silver and spices, but barely escaped the King’s ships. My quartermaster Bloody Jack counsels we lay low and strike for the coast instead. He says local fishers worship a sea god with foul rites to bless their catch, bowing before an idol with black pearls for eyes. Loot!

Captain’s Log: A villager we questioned gave up the hidden entrance to their temple: a great warren of caves, with not just cultists but fish-folk! We waded into them with bloody slaughter, and seized their priest and sacrificed him before his own idol! Maybe this “Tentacle Beard” will bless us too! Found an underground anchorage, big enough for a long ship! With this hidden fortress, the King’s navy shan’t find us!

Captain’s Log: Argh, such a day! Took another merchant ship, lost nary a crewer. I slew their captain myself. Mayhap Tentacle Beard’s favor is on us after all! Good plunder, a great bejeweled chair shaped like a shell, magic, and a pile of gold I split amongst the men. We diced for the magic items, and Peg-Leg Niles got the best. Bloody Jack grumbled when he didn’t get the glowing sword he wanted. We saved a few captives to bleed for the sea god.

Captain’s Log: Such a day! A man on watch saw a mermaid and dived overboard. Never found him, though Bloody Jack cursed me for wasting two days searching. I said if he didn’t shut his trap, I’ll make Niles my quartermaster instead.

Captain’s Log: Back from another great reaving! Seized a ship full of wine, and the crew is drunk as skunks! Niles and Jack quarreling over loot as usual; I broke it up. Another layover at Tentacle Beard’s temple to fix the sails. Fought off more fish-folk. There’s a nest of them somewhere below.

Captain’s Log: Bloody Jack back from a spying mission at the capital, to earn my favor again. He says he has a plan to steal the King’s treasure ship. We’ll do it!


The last entry is written in a different handwriting:

Quartermaster Niles (Acting Captain): A dark day! We sailed into a trap, the King’s treasure ship packed with knights and bowmen! ’Twas Bloody Jack who betrayed us. Captain Morag fought like a madwoman, so we won the day but she fell mortally with most of our loyal crew slain. The traitorous dog Bloody Jack escaped! Somehow we made it back to the Temple, ship leaking like a sieve. We’ll lay our Pirate Queen to rest. With her dying breath, we swore to find Bloody Jack and slay him, but so few sailors remain, and now they’d rather slink off to spend what shares they can carry. I’m tired and wounded. I’ll bury our Pirate Queen and seal her tomb.
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 71 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Wed 30 Jan 2019
at 22:34
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr holds his halberd higher to help illuminate the table as they read the log. He says, "Well, that idol does not sound fun if it is anything like the last three we dealt with. I think the map of the caverns should help us figure out where any other abominations might be hiding."
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 55 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Thu 31 Jan 2019
at 05:49
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth looks over the map as well while Drakul reads the journal. "So then the other door in the past room should lead to where their ship was docked." She starts to gets visibly excited, "I think we should go there next, you know see if there's any treasure left on the old ship."
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 80 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Thu 31 Jan 2019
at 19:04
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Intriguing," said Drakul. "Let’s go see what we can find."

Figure we’ll come back for loot here like everything else.
Once we’re ready to move on, Drakul will lead the way.

The Allfather
 GM, 82 posts
Sat 2 Feb 2019
at 23:25
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
The delvers go through the other door in the mess hall, leaving their treasures to be collected later, and enter the ship's grave. The passage leads to a large cavern; around the edge is a two yard wide stone ledge, the center is a shallow pool no more than a few feet deep in which sits a ship. The ship is a slender open-topped vessel with a single mast, a dozen benches on either side, and a dragon headed prow with glaring red eyes. A gangplank is laid across the ledge to board the rotting ship.

Inside the ship is a pile of glittering blades, shields and coins. Propped up on top of the mound is a body clad in full armor with sword it it's hand, a shield on it's arm, and an axe in it's belt. At the far end of the cave a pile of boulders and driftwood fascine blocks what must have been the entrance that connected the cave with the outside world.

This message was last edited by the GM at 00:40, Sun 03 Feb 2019.

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 72 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Sun 3 Feb 2019
at 00:07
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr sees the body clad in armor and asks the group, "Anyone else think that body might be another draugr waiting to attack the moment we get closer?"
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 81 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sun 3 Feb 2019
at 01:05
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"I guess there’s one way to find out," said Drakul, approaching the body and waving.

"Hello there!" he said. "Would you happen to be the Pirate Queen?"

He kept a hand on the hilt of his knife, but kept enough distance that it shouldn’t matter.

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:07, Sun 03 Feb 2019.

The Allfather
 GM, 83 posts
Sun 3 Feb 2019
at 01:11
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
As Drakul approaches the boat the draug stands up eyes lighting with green witch fire and a woman's voice booms, “Who disturbs the rage-filled dreams of Morag, Pirate Queen of the Sea? Do you bring me the head of Bloody Jack, the dog who betrayed me?”
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 61 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Sun 3 Feb 2019
at 01:49
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Ah'll tell you what Lassie, if you would be so kind as to die again, we will see what we ken do aboot Blooody Jack" He concentrated on casting shield on Drakul.

If Drak is within 9 yards, he has +2 DB


HP 12/12  FP 15/15 ER 3/6, PI 10/10 Spells on: 2, Buffs: Watchdog(tunnel)

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 73 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Sun 3 Feb 2019
at 02:39
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr shouts out, "Greetings, Captain Morag! Unfortunately for your sake, you are no longer among the living. You are a draugr, a blight on the natural order. It is likely that Bloody Jack is long since dead, although if he shares your condition we shall put an end to him as well!"

No clue where we are. If we are on the ship, then Brandaelfr is trying to flank Morag.
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 82 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sun 3 Feb 2019
at 02:51
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Actually, I think we killed Bloody Jack a ways back," said Drakul, shooting a glance at everyone behind him. "Yes, he was one of those in that other room, you all remember of course."

Let’s go grab a random skull and see if that works... if not, it will be the best trick! ^_^



After sending a compatriot to procure the bottle of whiskey and a set of glasses, and another to grab a random skull, Drakul opened the booze, poured a glass for himself and Morag, and anyone else who wants some, and approached the Queen glass outstretched.

"Morag, my Queen, a glass of fine whiskey for you to celebrate!" he waved his ally to hand him the skull, then presented it to her. "Behold! The skull of Bloody Jack! And bloody he was when he died, the bloody traitor. Let’s drink to his demise!"

Carousing: Critical success!

This message was last edited by the player at 03:09, Sun 03 Feb 2019.

Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 56 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sun 3 Feb 2019
at 03:20
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Picking up on Drakuls hints, Fergurth eagerly runs back to the previous rooms to pick out a grimacing skull. “Uh, this one isn’t too damaged” she says as she plucks an only partially splintered head from the pile. Upon returning to the ship she spits on the skull and hands it to Drakul. “May he rot forever”.
The Allfather
 GM, 84 posts
Sun 3 Feb 2019
at 03:29
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Ha! Screw you Bloody Jack! May you rot in hell!" Morag says taking the goblet and throwing back the whiskey, “Well, as your reward, you’ll not taste my blade – and here, have a few baubles with my thanks!”

Then the Draug sits down against the mast, crossing her sword and shield across her body, the green fire in her eyes fades, and Morag the Pirate Queen is still.

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:31, Sun 03 Feb 2019.

Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 83 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sun 3 Feb 2019
at 03:35
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Loki’s own Luck!" he said, bursting into laughter. "Now, that, my dear friend Mog, is why trickery is good exercise."

Success by 5 to search for all the treasures.
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 57 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sun 3 Feb 2019
at 03:36
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth watches the spectacle then looks round at her companions, “did that really just work. Maybe Loki is on to something.” She smiles at Drakul and walks to the bow to see what the eyes of the dragon are made of.
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 62 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Sun 3 Feb 2019
at 03:39
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"But deed we hafta give her tha whisky? She didnae even taste et!" The dwarf looked a little traumatized.

succeed scrounging by 5

This message was last edited by the player at 03:57, Sun 03 Feb 2019.

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 74 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Sun 3 Feb 2019
at 03:42
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr carefully watches as the light dies in Morag's eyes. Just as carefully, he then lines up his halberd and decapitates the draugr. He shrugs and says, "Better to be sure. May your soul be freed from this curse."

Turning around, he grins and congratulates Drakul, "Well executed, Drakul! I much prefer your tricky ways aimed at our foes."

Search for loot success by 1.
The Allfather
 GM, 85 posts
Sun 3 Feb 2019
at 04:35
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Morag herself was equipped with a fine thrusting broadsword, a medium buckler, a throwing axe, mail armor, sleeves, and legs, as well as crimson dragon hide boots, and pot helm. Her grave goods consist of 8723 copper, 536 silver, and 3 gold in coins. For weaponry there are six shortswords, two broadswords, four axes, a crossbow, four small shields, and eleven crossbow bolts. The less common items in the pile include a silver collar and chain, a finely carved driftwood idol of a merman with tentacles for a beard and a fishy tail, a lute with silver strings, a narwal horn, and a pirate's flag emblazoned with a winged horned skull in crimson.

The ship is too rotted to be of any value, including the dragon figurehead's eyes which are merely painted on. Moreover Rory is not here, though with the recently acquired map will certainly aid in the remainder of the search.

This message was last edited by the GM at 15:14, Sun 03 Feb 2019.

Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 84 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sun 3 Feb 2019
at 15:09
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"They always say keep your friends close and your enemies closer," said the thief. "There’s no way we’re dragging all this out of here now. We may as well take what’s good and come back for the rest."
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 75 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Sun 3 Feb 2019
at 19:26
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"There is nothing here that I need to carry around with me until we have cleared out this place." Brandaelfr says. "Shall we head back to that narrow passage and follow it to the other side of the cave system?"
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 85 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sun 3 Feb 2019
at 22:07
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Sounds like a plan," said Drakul. "I’ll scout ahead and see what awaits us in the next cavern."
The Allfather
 GM, 86 posts
Mon 4 Feb 2019
at 19:03
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul sneaks down the narrow passage and can hear the sound of a struggle ahead. He stops in the shadows of the hall and observes a group of four Fishmen dragging a net and beating it's occupants with their spears. The net appears to contain a woman and a very large fish struggling to get free.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:10, Mon 04 Feb 2019.

Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 86 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Mon 4 Feb 2019
at 23:16
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
He hurried back to the others and reported in hushed tone what he saw.

"I’ll come at them from behind," he said. "We must act quickly."

He slinked back down the corridor, staying ahead of the others, and keeping to the shadows once back in the cavern with the fishmen.

Backstabbing: Success by 6, which is enough unless they are ambushing us.
I will wait for others to figure out if we want any spells before posting attacks.

Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 63 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Tue 5 Feb 2019
at 01:46
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"At last! We get to kill some fish feckers!" Dagrak was excited, and he hurriedly recast Shield on Drakul, before hurrying after him. He paused at the edge of the room to charge a bolt of lightning.

Shield 2 on Drak. 2d-2 size bolt -1FP

HP 12/12  FP 15/15 ER 1/6, PI 10/10 Spells on: 1, Buffs:

This message was last edited by the player at 02:47, Tue 05 Feb 2019.

Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 87 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 5 Feb 2019
at 02:44
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul snuck up on the nearest Fishman and sliced into its throat, his knife flashing back and forth from behind.

Triple Rapid Strike (Neck): 2 Successes.
Damage: 14 and 15 cutting to the Neck.

Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 58 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 5 Feb 2019
at 03:41
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
The sight of helpless beings caught in a net brought back memories of the poachers who’d dare step foot in the woods her family protected. Her father would show no mercy, death was always the punishment. “Let’s punish these fools”, she whispers to Drakul. She draws two arrows and fires them at the eyes of the furthest Fishman.

Deceptive Double-Shot to Eyes: Success & Success
Damage: 7 & 8 imp -3 to Dodge

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 76 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Tue 5 Feb 2019
at 14:42
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr waits a few moments to let Drakul slip ahead, and then charges forward right behind Fergurth's arrows. "Time to die, you abominations!" he shouts.

Maneuver: Move
4 yards forward toward the bottom left fishman.


HP: 13/13     FP: 13/13
Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 41 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 6 Feb 2019
at 15:07
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Mog sets his pack down while the others are talking and charged in last attempting to get right into the fishmens faces



Move 7
The Allfather
 GM, 87 posts
Wed 6 Feb 2019
at 16:16
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul charges in and slashes at a fishman's neck.

Fergurth shoots two arrows at another fishman.

Mog charges in toward a different fishman.
Defend or take 4 impaling damage.

Dagrak casts a spell.

Brandaelfr closes the distance with the fishmen.
Take 7 Impaling damage.



The delvers ambush the unsuspecting fishmen while they are focused on their burden. Drakul nearly decapitates one with two savage slashes to it's neck while Fergurth fells another by sinking an arrow into each eye. Dagrak charges his hammer with lightning while the Brandaelfr and Mog close the distance with the other two fishmen. The remaining fishmen attack the delvers who charged them, one thrust is too quick for Brandaelfr to avoid.

Fishman 1     Dead
Fishman 2     HP: 15/15
Fishman 3     Dead
Fishman 4     HP: 15/15

Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 42 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 6 Feb 2019
at 16:22
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Mog easily swats aside the fishman's pathetic attempt to strike him before striking back 3 times. In his haste the first blow swings wide but the 2 following are on target.



Defense:Success - Parry
Maneuver:AoA(double) w/ feverish for 3 strikes
first failed, second two succeeded
defend normally or take 19, 16 cutting damage.
If he dies from first blow can strike another foe.




FP:12/13
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 88 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 6 Feb 2019
at 16:27
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Stepping toward Brandaelfr’s target, Drakul came at it from the side, throwing caution to the wind and slashing repeatedly at its throat.

Movement: Getting into CC with this one, too.
AOA: Triple Rapid Strike (Neck): 2 Successes.
Damage: 13 and 10 cutting to the Neck.

Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 64 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Thu 7 Feb 2019
at 00:20
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Dagrak unleashed his bolt of lightning at Mog's foe

3 damage

HP 12/12  FP 15/15 ER 1/6, PI 10/10 Spells on: 1, Buffs:

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 77 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Thu 7 Feb 2019
at 00:41
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
In the midst of his battle cry Brandaelfr gets stabbed, but the wound is not deep. He shouts in return, "It will take more than that to kill me today!" and swings his halberd twice at the fishman. The first blow is hampered by the wound, but the second is on track.

Maneuver: Rapid-Strike
One success. Fishman needs to defend or take 13(2) cut.


HP: 11/13     FP: 13/13
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 59 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Thu 7 Feb 2019
at 18:14
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth draws her bow back again and aims down the hall to the left, just in case there is more fishmen coming.

Maneuver: Wait
Ready Bow: Success

The Allfather
 GM, 88 posts
Thu 7 Feb 2019
at 19:03
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul lunges forward and cuts the neck of the fishman who stabbed Brandaelfr, it stumbles back and falls to the ground where the Eldhud finishes it off. The other fishman fares much, for a moment, it avoids both of Mog's swings and Dagrak's lightning bolt. It even avoids one of the arrows that Fergurth fires at it, but the other arrow pierces it's eye and scrambles it's brain.

Enemies dispatched the delvers turn their attention to the net and it's occupant. She stops thrashing about and it is clear she is actually a mermaid, she cries, "Please don't hurt me!"

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:09, Thu 07 Feb 2019.

Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 89 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Thu 7 Feb 2019
at 19:12
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul put a dagger through the eyes of the fishman just to be sure. He wiped the brains and blood on their corpses and smiled at the mermaid.

"We’re not here to hurt you," he said to the mermaid. "I’m sure you’ll be wanting to get back to the water. I think the map we found shows an underwater entrance that goes out to the ocean. Maybe we can help you get back?"
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 60 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Thu 7 Feb 2019
at 22:54
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Retrieving her arrows from the fishmen’s heads, Fergurth asks the mermaid “are there more of you imprisoned here?”
The Allfather
 GM, 89 posts
Fri 8 Feb 2019
at 00:30
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"You'll help me?" the mermaid asks, she sounds suspicious but also a little hopeful, "My name is Lizret. I was out gathering seaweed and clams when those abominations attacked me. They chased me up a tunnel and caught me in their nets."

"I understand a little bit of their language. They were saying something about 'another sacrifice' and I thought I was a goner for sure..." Lizret says, "If you can help me back to the water I would be very grateful."
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 90 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Fri 8 Feb 2019
at 00:41
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Can you move on your own?" he said. "If not, we can carry you."

He turned to his allies.

"Let’s head this way," he pointed on the map to the top left corner, where it looked like there was a pool leading back to the ocean. "Should be that way," he indicated left.
The Allfather
 GM, 90 posts
Fri 8 Feb 2019
at 01:48
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
As they cut the mermaid free from the nets they can see she is pretty beat up from being dragged and hit with the fishman's spears.

"I would have to drag myself along... Could you carry me?" Lizret asks pointing in the direction Drakul had indicated, "The pool has a tunnel that leads out to sea."

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:35, Fri 08 Feb 2019.

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 78 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Fri 8 Feb 2019
at 02:29
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Hah! I would have helped you just because you called them abominations. We will help you get back to the water, and then we are going to clear out this place entirely of these scum." Brandaelfr says.

He does pause to look at his wound before trying to help though. He says, "Just give me a minute to put a bandage on this wound. It is not bad enough that I want Dagrak to burn through a spell yet today, but I would prefer not to bleed all over."

He grabs the medical kit out of his bag and asks, "Can anyone help just wrap this really fast? It is difficult to reach when I am wearing my armor."

I think a First Aid roll from someone would probably work to just shove some bandages inside the armor for now. I'm not entirely sure.
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 65 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Fri 8 Feb 2019
at 02:51
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Och lassie, you seem hurt. I'll have you healed up in a wee minute."

Major heal for 6 HP, -2FP. Minor heal for 1HP, -0FP

HP 12/12  FP 14/15 ER 0/6, PI 10/10 Spells on: 1, Buffs:

Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 61 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Fri 8 Feb 2019
at 03:03
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Pulling out the sketched map, Fergurth points toward the area that looks as though it leads to the ocean. “I can scout ahead and see if any more of these fishmen await us before we get her back to the ocean.” She puts the map away and sneaks off in that direction.

Stealth: Success by 7/8
The Allfather
 GM, 91 posts
Fri 8 Feb 2019
at 04:18
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth scouts ahead and the group makes it to the pool without incident. Lizret is extremely grateful for her rescue, healing, and return to the sea. She says, "As a token of my thanks please take this ring! It is enchanted and quite valuable. Anyone who attacks the wearer with metal weapons gets hurt too, but it kinda destroys anything metal you carry."

"The temple of Tentacle Beard was just ahead the way they were dragging me. If you decide to attack it, beware the storm demon that serves as it's guardian. I wish I could help more, but all I know." Lizret says, "Thank you again heroes! I hope we can meet again some day!"

And with that she dives into the water and swims out to sea.

Steelbane Ring:
If the wearer takes any injury from an iron or steel weapon, the wielder of that weapon suffers the same injury! However, any non-magical iron or steel weapon carried by the wielder degrades in quality by one step (e.g., from fine to good) every hour. Good weapons become cheap (+2 to breakage chances); cheap weapons rust away into dust! The ring is worth $10,500 ($500 without the enchantment).

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:54, Fri 08 Feb 2019.

Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 66 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Fri 8 Feb 2019
at 15:59
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Ah storm demon! Ah'll murder tha feckin' blasphemer! How dare ee usurp tha power that the Laid o' Thoonder bestows on his followers! Don't be afriad o' tha beast, Ah'll protect you from his powers" He stormed up and down continuing to curse an swear, switching back and forth between dwarven and common speech while praying over his companions. "Well? air ya comin'?"

Everybody gets resist lightning, one failure, but recast, -7FP

This message was last edited by the player at 16:04, Fri 08 Feb 2019.

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 79 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Fri 8 Feb 2019
at 18:44
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Oh, I am definitely helping to kill the asshole demon that helped make these abominations." Brandaelfr says.

He twirls Lizret's ring in his fingers and says, "Anyone want to try the ring on for the fight? If not, I will wear it since there is no way a minor magical ring would be able to degrade my weapon."
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 91 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Fri 8 Feb 2019
at 18:57
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"I’ll go check out the temple."

Drakul skulked down the passage toward the temple.

Stealth: Success by 10.
Had to use Luck. >_<

The Allfather
 GM, 92 posts
Fri 8 Feb 2019
at 19:18
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul sneaks ahead down the passage and sees two pairs of Fishmen guarding a set of giant bronze doors. Upon the doors is a design of a man with three heads, those of an octopus, a fish, and a human. The guards do not notice him.
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 92 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Fri 8 Feb 2019
at 20:53
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul returned to the group.

"Four guards at the door," he said. "Same fishfaced fodder. Fergurth, if you can sneak up there with me, you can stick two in the eyes while I come at the from behind. The rest of you guys just pop out into the hallway to get their attention. What do you guys think?"
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 93 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sat 9 Feb 2019
at 00:03
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul snuck up to the foremost fishman, then charged forward at the last second, closing the distance, and then slicing at his neck.

Stealth: Success by 8.
Rapid Strike (Neck): 1 success.
Damage: 12 cutting to the neck.

Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 62 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sat 9 Feb 2019
at 00:18
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth joins Drakul as they sneak round the corner. She gets into a good position and takes aim at the furthest fishmen. As the thief bolts through the shadows she releases two arrows straight for the abomination’s eyes. The excitement of battle gets the best of her as she reaches for two more arrows but can’t seem to string them as quickly as normal.

Turn 1
Fast-Draw: Crit Success
Deceptive Double-Shot Eyes: Success &  Success
Damage: 9 & 7 imp -2 to Dodge

Turn 2
Fast-Draw: Fail

The Allfather
 GM, 93 posts
Sat 9 Feb 2019
at 01:24
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul charges in and slashes at a fishman's neck.

Fergurth shoots two arrows at a fishman.



Drakul sprints at the Fishmen as fast and silent as possible, then Fergurth puts drops one of the Fishmen. They gawk for a second trying to figure out what happened, then Drakul cuts through the neck of another one. The Fishmen shriek an alarm and one faces off against the half ogre thief, closing the distance with it's spear while the other bangs on the door and starts to pull it open.

Fishman 1     Dead
Fishman 2     HP: 15/15
Fishman 3     Dead
Fishman 4     HP: 15/15

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 80 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Sat 9 Feb 2019
at 03:12
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Hearing the shrieks, Brandaelfr charges around the corner as fast as he can. He shouts, "This battle shall be your last, abominations!"

Maneuver: Move
4 yards forward toward the fight.


HP: 11/13     FP: 13/13
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 94 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sat 9 Feb 2019
at 03:33
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul stepped closer to the Fishman, slashing back and forth.

Deceptive (-4/-2) Rapid Strike: 2 Successes.
Defend at -2, or take 7 and 10 cutting damage.

Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 67 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Sat 9 Feb 2019
at 05:52
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Dagrak charges forward
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 63 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sat 9 Feb 2019
at 23:32
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
“Since I cant see your eyes I guess I’ll remove your head” She mumbles as she fires two cutting arrows at the guard banging on the door.

Double-Shot Neck: Success & Success
Damage: 11 & 12 cut


FB(Imp) 9/20   FB(Cut) 8/10   B(Bod)10/10   FB(Met) 5/5   FB(Fire) 5/5</small>

This message was last edited by the player at 05:36, Sun 10 Feb 2019.

The Allfather
 GM, 94 posts
Sun 10 Feb 2019
at 02:47
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul closes in and slashes the throat of the fishman facing him. While the others charge to close the distance Fergurth shoots two arrows through the back of the last fishman's neck, killing it. Through the partially open door Drakul can see the Temple of Tentacle Beard.

There is a pool in the middle of the room and lashed to a beam suspended by a system of ropes and pullies is a badly beaten human male. Behind the pool is a 10’ tall statue of a naked man with a cruel expression and glittering black eyes. His beard is sculpted to resemble writhing tentacles, his hair is like seaweed, and he has webbed fingers and toes.

Posted around the pool were four more Fishmen who have turned toward the entryway with spears ready. Standing near the pool is a fifth fishman, his scales are colored differently and he is wearing a fancy cloak while wielding a staff. The cloaked one shouts on their disturbing slurpy language and points his followers on while charging his staff with lightning.

The room is High Sanctity for Evil and Low Sanctity for Good.

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:43, Sun 10 Feb 2019.

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 81 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Sun 10 Feb 2019
at 05:40
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr approaches this room a bit more cautiously than the last fight. He moves just into striking distance with his polearm, and says simply, "Your evil ways will die here."

Maneuver: Move
Up to 4 yards forward, but he wants to remain at Reach 2 of the nearest alive fishman.


HP: 11/13     FP: 13/13     Status: Steelbane, Resist Lightning

This message was last edited by the player at 05:41, Sun 10 Feb 2019.

Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 95 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sun 10 Feb 2019
at 05:47
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"I’ll go right," Drakul said as he moved into the room, passing on Fishman on his left and ending right up in the face of the furthest guard on the right.

Full Move into CC with Fishman on far right.
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 64 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sun 10 Feb 2019
at 06:57
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
“I’ve got far left,” she replies to Drakul while unleashing two bolts at the eyes of the fishman.

Deceptive Double-Shot to Eyes: Success & Success
Damage: 8 & 7 imp -3 to Dodge

This message was last edited by the player at 06:58, Sun 10 Feb 2019.

Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 68 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Mon 11 Feb 2019
at 04:35
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Dagrak charged forward. He could feel the power of his god wane, and it enraged him. He was heading for the caster.

Full move of 4 to the right.

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:43, Mon 11 Feb 2019.

Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 43 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Mon 11 Feb 2019
at 19:02
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Mog charges forward at the closest fishman on the right trying to cut his way through to the one in the back.



success:Heroic Charge
defend normally or take 10(2) cutting damage

The Allfather
 GM, 95 posts
Mon 11 Feb 2019
at 19:37
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth shoots two arrows at a fishman.

Mog moves and swings his axe.
Defend or take 6 impaling to the vitals.

Drakul charges in.
Defend or take 9 impaling to the vitals.
Dodge or get hit by Lightning for 0 damage.


Dagrak charges at the caster.

Brandaelfr squares off with another Fishman.
Defend or take 9 impaling to the vitals.



The delvers move in and square of with their fishy opponents. Fergurth kills one with a pair of well placed arrows while another dodges Mog's axe. Then the Fishmen lunge in with their spears (or in the case of Drakul's foe step back). Lastly, Chief Fishman launches a lightning bolt right at the party's thief.

Fishman 1     HP: 15/15
Fishman 2     HP: 15/15
Fishman 3     Dead
Fishman 4     HP: 15/15
Fishman Chief     HP: 18/18

Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 96 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Mon 11 Feb 2019
at 19:41
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul stepped back and deflected the spear, then ducked under the Lightning bolt. He stepped back forward, slashing repeatedly at the fishman.

Retreat Parry: Success.
Dodge: Success.
Triple Rapid Strike: 2 Successes.
Damage: 10 and 11 cutting.

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 82 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Mon 11 Feb 2019
at 22:04
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Barely batting aside the incoming thrust, Brandaelfr steps to the left and swings for the fishman's arm. He asks the fishman, "How much do you value your eyes?"

Defense: Retreat Parry
Success by 0.

Maneuver: Step and Attack
The fishman needs to defend at -1 or take 12(2) cut to its dominant arm.


HP: 11/13     FP: 13/13     Status: Steelbane, Resist Lightning
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 65 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Mon 11 Feb 2019
at 22:35
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
As Brandaelfr sidesteps, Fergurth fires two arrows at the Elhud’s attacker. “Go cut that stupid tentacle guy’s beard off!”

Deceptive Double-Shot to Eyes: Success &. Success
Damage: 10 & 11 imp -3 to Dodge

Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 69 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Mon 11 Feb 2019
at 22:49
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Dagrak took a swing at the fish in front of him. He wanted him dead so that he could continue after the caster.

AOA, 8cr damage, -3 to defense
Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 44 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 00:15
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Mog accidently stepped into the spear more squarely when trying to avoid it but only got tickled before giving back two heavy blows.


Fail:Dodge

success: AoA Double
defend -2 or take 18(2) and 12(2) cutting

The Allfather
 GM, 96 posts
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 01:11
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth shoots two arrows at a fishman.

Mog swings his axe twice.

Drakul slashes his target twice.
Defend or take 6 impaling to the vitals.

Dagrak swings his hammer at a fishman.
Defend or take 6 impaling.

Brandaelfr charges around the pool.



Avoiding or not being injured by the Fishmen the delvers press the attack. Fergurth drops another abomination but the other delvers are not so successful. Those Fishmen attack Drakul and Dagrak, while the Chief Fishman casts Lightning again.

Fishman 1     Dead
Fishman 2     HP: 15/15
Fishman 3     Dead
Fishman 4     HP: 15/15
Fishman Chief     HP: 18/18

Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 97 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 01:29
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul parried again, then repeated his attack, but much more quickly to catch the fish-face off-guard.

Retreat Parry: Success.
Rapid Strike: 2 Successes.
Defend at -2, or take 11 and 13 cutting.

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 83 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 01:46
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr bounces along, sprinting in his armor around the side of the pool and staying as far away from the water as he can. He thuds to a halt right in front of the Fishman Chief and says, "Hi. We are here to remove your head. Please cooperate and it will be a much nicer death."

Maneuver: Move
He ends his move in the hex to the left of Sparky.


HP: 11/13     FP: 13/13     Status: Steelbane, Resist Lightning
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 70 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 02:08
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Yah Bastard!" Roars the cleric as the spear bounces off of his chest. "Ah'll murder you!" But before he could swing, the fishman fell dead with arrows sprouting from its eyes. Dagrak made a mental note to come back and cave its skull in before continuing to charge forward.

AOD, 9cr, -3 to defend

HP 12/12  FP 14/15 ER 0/6, PI 3/10 Spells on: 5, Buffs: resist lightning

This message was last edited by the player at 02:59, Tue 12 Feb 2019.

Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 45 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 02:22
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Mog continues to swing wildly at the slippery fishman.

AoA(double) two successes
defend at -2 or take 15(2) and 14(2) respectively.

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:28, Tue 12 Feb 2019.

Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 66 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 02:38
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
“You boys need some help?” The little elf jokes as she fires two arrows at the closest right fishman.

Deceptive Double-Shot to Eyes: Success & Success
Damage: 8 & 8 imp -3 to Dodge

The Allfather
 GM, 97 posts
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 03:04
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth shoots two arrows at a fishman.

Mog moves up and swings his axe twice.

Drakul rushes the chief fishman and slashes with his knives.
Dodge Lightning or take 0 damage.

Dagrak moves forward the cloaked fishman.

Brandaelfr charges right up to the chieftain.



Fergurth kills another fishman. Mog doesn't miss a beat, charging up to the remaining fishman and cutting him down. Dagrak and Brandaelfr charge toward the chief fishman. Drakul rushes the chief as well but the chief dances just out of reach of his knives, then shoots lightning at him.

Fishman 1     Dead
Fishman 2     Dead
Fishman 3     Dead
Fishman 4     Dead
Fishman Chief     HP: 18/18

Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 46 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 03:16
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Mog continues to charge and swing wildly at the fishpeople.

AoA(double) two successes
defend at -2 or take 16(2) and 16(2) respectively.

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:17, Tue 12 Feb 2019.

Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 98 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 03:22
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul stepped back into close range and made a single slice, swinging wide to throw off the Fishman.

Movement: Step into Close Combat.
Deceptive Attack: Success.
Defend at -3, or take 9 cutting damage.

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 84 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 03:24
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Done with his threat of violence, Brandaelfr swings twice rapidly at the back of the Chief Fishman's skull.

Maneuver: Attack
Telegraphic Flurry of Blows to Skull
Both successes. Sparky takes 12(2) cut and 11(2) cut to the skull unless he can see behind his head.


HP: 11/13     FP: 11/13     Status: Steelbane, Resist Lightning
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 67 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 04:11
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Excitement swells within Fergurth as she readies another round, she was about to aid in the defeat of another powerful monster. Her family would be so proud of her. “How about a little extra burn this time” she says to herself as she shoots two fire arrows at Tentacle Beard.

Double-Shot Eyes: Success & Success
Damage: 8 & 8 imp +2 points fire damage per arrow. -1 to Dodge

Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 71 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 04:29
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Still roaring, Dagrak charged forward. The Chief was reeling, and the cleric of Thor swung with all his might. "DIE BLASPHEMER! I SERVE THE LAIRD O' THOONDAR!"

Heroic charge, AOA det, 9cr, -3 to defense.

HP 12/12  FP 13/15 ER 0/6, PI 3/10 Spells on: 5, Buffs: resist lightning

This message was last edited by the player at 04:38, Tue 12 Feb 2019.

The Allfather
 GM, 98 posts
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 04:55
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth shoots two arrows at the fishman.

Mog moves up and swings his axe twice.

Drakul slashes once with his knife.

Dagrak moves and attacks the cloaked fishman.

Brandaelfr swings twice at the chieftain.



The chief fights like a mad man fish. First he ducks under both of Fergurth's arrows which strike chips out of the statue. Then he parries the first of Mog's strikes, though the second strike cuts deep across the fishman's body and he falls down. Then Drakul slashes the chieftain as it struggles to get out of the way. Finally making it to the fight is Dagrak who caves in the chieftain's chest with a splatter of blood. Brandaelfr then decapitates the fishman for good measure.

The delvers don't even have time to catch their breath. Their is a crack of Lightning and a boom of Thunder as the Temple Guardian appears. It is a demonic jellyfish with most of it's tentacles made of electricity. It lashes out at each of the delvers with a lightning tentacle from it's position floating near the statue.

Demon Jelly is floating 9' in the air 2 yards from the delvers. It is SM+1.

Fishman 1     Dead
Fishman 2     Dead
Fishman 3     Dead
Fishman 4     Dead
Fishman Chief     Dead
Temple Guardian     HP: 25/25

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:12, Tue 12 Feb 2019.

Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 47 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 05:14
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Mog continues the pattern of wildly swinging his axe back and forth.

AoA double, defend twice at -2 or take 13(2) each failure

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:25, Tue 12 Feb 2019.

Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 99 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 05:26
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul raised his stiletto to push aside the tentacle, but wasn’t fast enough. Good thing the Dwarf’s spell was working! He may prove useful yet.

The Thief moved up right underneath the creature.

Retreat Parry: Fail.
Movement: Move into Close Combat.

Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 72 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 05:36
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Flicking the blood off of his mace, Dagrak charged at the new foe. He laughed as the lighting brushed him. "You have no power here! Die with yer fish fecker friends"

Heroic charge, 7cr.

HP 12/12  FP 12/15 ER 0/6, PI 3/10 Spells on: 5, Buffs: resist lightning
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 68 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 05:44
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Somewhat taken back but the thunderous appearance of this crackling monster, Fergurth does a quick scan and can’t seem to find its eyes so she decides to switch it up with some cutting arrows. “These ones hurt just as well I suppose”, she says as she shoots them at the giant jelly.

Deceptive Double-Shot: Success & Success
Damage: 8 & 7 cut -4 to Dodge

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 85 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 06:05
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"About time the real evil showed its face. Or weird electric blob of goo. Does it even have a face?" Brandaelfr says as he dodges back from the jelly by reflex. He then steps forward and swings rapidly at the giant blob of electricity.

Defense: Retreat Dodge Success

Maneuver: Step and Attack
Rapid-Strike
Both successes. DJ needs to defend or take 12(2) cut and 14(2) cut.


HP: 11/13     FP: 11/13     Status: Steelbane, Resist Lightning
The Allfather
 GM, 99 posts
Wed 13 Feb 2019
at 23:03
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth shoots two arrows at the jellyfish.

Mog moves up and swings his axe twice.

Drakul slashes once with his knife.

Dagrak moves right under the electric creature.

Brandaelfr swings twice at the demon jelly.



The delvers waste no time bringing the pain to the servant of Tentacle Beard, but it only manages to avoid Brandaelfr's attacks. It lashes out again with it's electric tentacles. It also latches onto Mog with it's physical tentacle, but it's teeth do not make it through Mog's thick hide.

Everyone give me three turns of action and one defense.

Demon Jelly is floating 9' in the air 2 yards from the delvers; -2 to defense. It is SM+1.

Temple Guardian     HP: -16/25

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:12, Wed 13 Feb 2019.

Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 100 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 13 Feb 2019
at 23:14
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul continued to slash at the Jelly.

Retreat Parry: Success.
Hit on Parry: Success.
Damage: 11 cutting.
Deceptive Rapid Strike: 1 success; 2 successes; and 2 successes.
Defend at -2, or take 6 cutting; 7 & 15 cutting; and 12 & 11 cutting.

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 86 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Wed 13 Feb 2019
at 23:42
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr joins everyone in hacking at the jelly.

Defense: Retreat Parry Success
Physical tentacle takes 15(2) cut from the parry.

Maneuver: Step and Attack, Attack, Attack
Rapid-Strike for 3 turns
All 6 successes. DJ needs to defend or take 14(2), 12(2), 12(2), 12(2), 13(2), and 10(2) cut.


HP: 11/13     FP: 11/13     Status: Steelbane, Resist Lightning

This message was last edited by the player at 23:47, Wed 13 Feb 2019.

Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 48 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 13 Feb 2019
at 23:43
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Mog continues wildly swinging at the tentacle thing despite its attempts to distract him with tickles


No Defense b/c AoA. All attacks are AoA
Turn 1: Defend at -2 or take 20(2) and 17(2) respectively
Turn 2: Defend at -2 or take 13(2) and 11(2) respectively
Turn 3: Defend at -2 or take 18(2) and 16(2) respectively

This message was last edited by the player at 00:51, Thu 14 Feb 2019.

Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 69 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Thu 14 Feb 2019
at 01:07
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Seeing as how she is just out of reach of the storm jelly’s tentacles, she sticks her ground and fires arrow after arrow into the sparking blob.

Turn One-
 Deceptive Double-Shot: Success & Success
 Damage: 10 & 10 cut -4 to Dodge


Turn Two-
 Deceptive Double-Shot: Success & Success
 Damage: 12 & 9 cut -4 to Dodge


Turn Three-
 Deceptive Double-Shot: Crit Success & Success
 Damage: 9 & 9 cut -4 to Dodge
Crit Table: Normal Damage

Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 73 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Thu 14 Feb 2019
at 02:30
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Stepping back, Dagrack parried the attack, then he stepped back. "DIE! DIE! DIE!" Each shout was punctuated with an attack, as the dwarf flailed about with his mace.

parried attack, 8 crush on parry
Committed attacks, determined, 11, 10, 7 cr damage -3 to defend on each attack.


HP 12/12  FP 12/15 ER 0/6, PI 3/10 Spells on: 5, Buffs: resist lightning

This message was last edited by the player at 06:42, Thu 14 Feb 2019.

The Allfather
 GM, 100 posts
Thu 14 Feb 2019
at 05:20
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
The heroes are force to be reckoned with, Tentacle Beard's guardian never stood a chance thanks to the mermaid's warning. Each delver unleashes their full fury on the electric jellyfish, in one second it is oozing electricity and ichor. Still it attempts to attack Dagrak.

Full of holy anger Dagrak catches the unholy servitor by it's feeder tentacle and pulls it down toward the ground so that he can finish it off with a mighty blow from his hammer. With a boom of thunder and explosion of lightning the evil being dies and it's body splats to the floor to deliquesce.

The evil of the dark god Tentacle Beard still hangs over the room, though it is clear of any further hostiles. There is an obvious pulley system off to the side of the chamber that the delvers can use to lower the as yet unidentified young man.

Alchemy yields 1 Paut potion per margin of success on the Demon Jelly's remains.

Exorcism is needed to cleanse the room.

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:19, Thu 14 Feb 2019.

Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 70 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Thu 14 Feb 2019
at 05:39
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Shielding her eyes from flying bits of monster, Fergurth watches as the dwarf finishes off the demon. She proceeds to the pully system to lower the would be sacrifice while wiping ichor off her shirt. “That was probably the messiest death I’ve ever seen”, she chuckles while lowering the young man.
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 87 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Thu 14 Feb 2019
at 06:11
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"That was surprisingly easy thanks to your spell, Dagrak. If we see that mermaid again we will have to thank her." Brandaelfr says.

Helping Fergurth lower the victim back to solid ground, Brandaelfr says, "Is your name Rory? We are here to save you. My friend Dagrak here can heal you if you are wounded."

Once Dagrak sees to the young man, Brandaelfr says, "I am going to try and purge the remaining evil from this room. Please do not disturb me for the next few hours."

Brandaelfr walks over to the idol and sits in front of it, brandishing his halberd.

Exorcism success by 8 (if Rule of 16 is a thing, success by 6 instead).
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 74 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Thu 14 Feb 2019
at 06:51
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
The Storm Cleric was breathing heavy. "Tha storms belong ta mah master! Not ta you!" He spat on the carcass, then flung the ichor off of his mace. "Cut down the lad, Ah'll hafta take him out o' tha room ta heal him. But I still have tha strength." He stomped over to help with Rory. Once out of the room, he cast healing spells upon him, bringing him back to full health.

Success on major heal, I don't know how much HP he's missing

HP 12/12  FP 10/15 ER 0/6, PI 3/10 Spells on: 5, Buffs: resist lightning
The Allfather
 GM, 101 posts
Fri 15 Feb 2019
at 04:36
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Yes that's me, I'm Rory." the young man says, grimacing in pain from the beatings and torture. He's still very much in shock from everything that has happened to him over the last few days, but does mumble something about being very grateful for the rescue as Dagrak escorts him out of the room to heal his wounds.

Brandaelfr brandishes his weapon, a holy relic of his god, and begins the cleansing ritual of the unholy shrine. He recites prayers and mantras of The Allfather and slowly the holy light from Gungnir shines brighter than ever bathing the room with the power of good. Eventually the entire room is lit up like the midday sun, there is literally and spiritually no place for darkness in the room. After the exorcism is completed the light fades to normal and the sanctity of the room is restored.
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 89 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Sat 16 Feb 2019
at 00:21
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Sending up a thankful prayer to the Allfather, Brandaelfr walks out of the room with a brightened spirit. He says, "That exorcism just proved this is indeed Gungnir, a weapon sent by the Allfather himself! Did you all see how the light from my halberd burned away the evil?"

He goes over to Rory and says, "I think it is time we got you home, Rory. Your mother asked us to find you, and I expect you have had enough of this cave for a long while."

I'm using the ritual exorcism as justification for Gungnir to now be a Named Possession, which means it will start gaining character points as well!
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 101 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sat 16 Feb 2019
at 07:24
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul assisted Dagrak in letting down Rory, and helping him out of the room to be healed.

"May this be a lesson to you, boy: Next time you decide to go on an adventure, make sure you’re competent enough to not get yourself killed. I’m sure it seemed like loads of fun when you discovered the cave, but this world is an unforgiving one. Buried treasure always means evil somethings guarding said treasure. Loki’s own Luck alone you did not suffer the same fate as your even less competent friends."

He was not nice about it. This boy needed a stern hand, else he venture off to get himself killed on some fool’s errand or quest for adventure. If anything, the little kids back in town needed a living role model who was going to teach them caution, not suicide.

Back in town, Drakul spent his downtime cutting purses and picking pockets, especially of anyone who appeared to have become wealthy by abusing the poor. He managed to find at least a couple wealthy marks and snagged quite a good chunk of change from their overfull coffers.

There was one fellow in town that had been bothering Drakul. He was a self-proclaimed “sheriff” of sorts, which of course Drakul found totally useless. But what was unique about this “officer” was his propensity to squash the small business owners in the town by over-enforcing unnecessary laws to suppress their profits. He did this because some of the more wealthy merchants had lined his pockets to ignore their business dealings and drive out all others. Drakul wouldn’t stand for such a thing. So, from some of the cash he stole from the more wealthy merchants, he took a decent wad of cash and hid it in this “sheriff’s” belongings. Now it would look like he was skimming profits for extra cash. Whatever the merchants would do to him would be fun enough to watch transpire.

Scoring Extra Cash:
Pickpocket: Success by 0, Crit (by 10), 7, 2, Crit (by 10), 7, and 6.
Score: $0, $500, $35, $10, $500, $35, and $30; a total of $1,110.

The Trick
Stashing a pittence (1/10 from each) of the already stolen goods on this sheriff’s person. Wasn’t sure which was more appropriate:
Pickpocket: Success by 4.
Sleight of Hand: Success by 2.

The Allfather
 GM, 103 posts
Wed 20 Feb 2019
at 05:13
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Rory's mother is eternally grateful, she thanks the adventurers through tears of joy, "Thank you so much for saving my Rory! If you ever need to go to sea, Rory can take you out on our fishing boat! I'm sorry we can't do anything else for you... But thank you so so much!"

Rory nods sullenly, nearly losing his life and costing his friends their lives has sobered him up from any notion of adventuring, "Yes sir... Fishing was good enough for my da' and it's good enough for me..."



Drakul sees a few of the merchants gang up on the town bully, knocking him around a bit, much as he had with the smaller stall owners. They wouldn't call him a thief, as that would escalate things beyond fisticuffs and bloodshed could start a clan war, but it's clear that his days of being paid to harass the smaller businesses are over.

Brandaelfr is able to hire an appraiser and escort him through the caves to show all the treasure they had recovered. All of the guild merchants are extremely interested in everything the caves had to offer, indeed most purchased and collected the treasure right from the cave. This extra haul of treasure beyond what was raised will be a great addition for the spring market for all of the merchants and there is a lot of chatter about the ragtag group of delvers who have cleared two dungeons in as many weeks.
The Allfather
 GM, 110 posts
Wed 10 Apr 2019
at 19:28
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
After a week of resting, training, and upgrading their equipment the heroes are ready to set out upriver toward Isfjall. They are again contracted by Sven and Gerta whose clan has a few less warriors than the others, to help provide protection on the trip in exchange for a ride on their barge, "It'll take us five to seven days to make it up the river to Isfjall lads. We Snjófugl (Snow Birds) aren't always on the best terms with the Ána Rottur (River Rats), but they usually don't attack a barge during this season because the ships are much better protected while we're making the trip up after winter. With you five along it should keep things uneventful."

A few days up the river, their uneventful trip called for an unexpected stop as a huge tree has fallen across the river from bank. Sven directs the adventurers and the crew in getting the barge secured, ”A'right lads, you’re going to need to go ashore and clear this tree, so we can get everything moving again.

Just as the adventurers are getting into their work of chopping at the tree there is a terrible racket as a horde of short reptilians armed with hatchets and clubs come out of their hiding spots in the brush. They roar/screech their battle cries and charge.



Dinomen are 10 yards away.

Dinoman 1     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 2     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 3     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 4     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 5     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 6     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 7     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 8     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 9     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 10     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 11     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 12     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 13     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 14     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 15     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 16     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 17     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 18     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 19     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 20     HP: 15/15

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 90 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Wed 10 Apr 2019
at 20:25
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Turning to face the enemy, Brandaelfr readies his halberd and shouts, "Ambush! Kill them all!"

Maneuver: Ready and Step
Ready weapon, step back, and turn to face enemy brandishing weapon. 9 yards from the enemy.


HP: 13/13     FP: 13/13

This message was last edited by the player at 23:34, Wed 10 Apr 2019.

Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 103 posts
 Disciple of Loki
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 10 Apr 2019
at 22:49
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul pulled his knives from his bandoleer, turning to meet the incoming creatures, and keeping step just ahead of Brandaelfr.

Fast-Draw (Knife): Success and Critical Success.
Move: 2 to turn, plus 4 more, to be a total of 6 yards from the wave of Dinos.

Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 77 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Fri 12 Apr 2019
at 05:11
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"HAHA! We have ah fight! Ah was gettin' bored! Oi lass, Ah'll pray an let ya walk on tha air. You'll be safe thar." He cast walk on air on Fergurth, and turned to face the reptiles

Cast walk on air on Fergurth, turn towards foes

HP 12/12  FP 15/15 ER 4/6, PI 10/10 Spells on: 1, Buffs:
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 72 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Fri 12 Apr 2019
at 08:40
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth draws her bow as she ascends higher into the air, “Thank you Dag, I quite like the high ground”

Maneuver:
Take a couple steps up while firing arrows at the eyes of two Dino Dudes
Deceptive Shot to Eye
Dino 0.6: 9 imp Damage to Eye -1 to defend
Dino 1.6: 10 imp Damage to Eye -1 to defend

This message was last edited by the player at 08:35, Mon 15 Apr 2019.

Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 50 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sun 14 Apr 2019
at 00:39
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Mog turns and charges at the dinoman, answering their warcry with his own unintelligible warcry.


move 8, 2 used on turning.
The Allfather
 GM, 111 posts
Sun 14 Apr 2019
at 23:53
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth shoots at one of the charging Dinomen.

Mog charges the oncoming horde.
Defend 4 times or take  10, 11, & 9 crushing damage and 11 cutting damage.

Drakul draws his knives and strategically positions himself.

Dagrak buffs Fergurth.

Brandaelfr readies his weapon and turns toward the enemy.



The heroes position themselves to take on the horde of Dinomen, some charge forward, some step back, and the elf even steps into the air shooting arrows, killing two enemies. The reptilians continue their charge, several attacking Mog in his position farthest forward.

Dinomen are on the map, reference the hex labels for clarity.

Dinoman 1     Dead
Dinoman 2     Dead
Dinoman 3     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 4     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 5     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 6     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 7     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 8     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 9     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 10     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 11     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 12     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 13     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 14     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 15     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 16     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 17     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 18     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 19     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 20     HP: 15/15

This message was last edited by the GM at 09:03, Mon 15 Apr 2019.

Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 73 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Mon 15 Apr 2019
at 08:47
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
As the little elf strings another round of arrows she looks down at Brandaelfr, “Should we keep a couple alive to move this tree for us?” Looking back up she fires at two more at the reptilian raiders charging them.

Deceptive Double Shot: Success & Crit Success
Dino 6.6: 8 imp Damage to Eye -3 to Defend
Dino 7.6: 9 imp Damage to Eye (Crit Table Normal Dmg)


HP:10/10     FP:12/12     Arrows:  FBDB(imp) 16/20 FBDB(cut) 10/10  B(Bodkin)  10/10  FB(Meteoric) 5/5  FB(Fire) 5/5

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:20, Mon 15 Apr 2019.

Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 104 posts
 Disciple of Loki
 Basic Speed 7
Mon 15 Apr 2019
at 11:23
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Mog, fall back! They’re going to flank you!"

He continued forward to meet the rush of Dinomen.

Drakul will Move up to stay 2 yd ahead of Brandaelfr.
That should put me in Close Combat with 3.6.

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 91 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Mon 15 Apr 2019
at 13:39
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr shouts back to Fergurth, "For now just try to keep them off Mog!"

Maneuver: Move
Move up to where Drakul just was, hex 3.4.


HP: 13/13     FP: 13/13
Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 51 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Mon 15 Apr 2019
at 19:19
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Mog successfully parries the first blow and accidently stops short of the dinomen's expectations making the next 2 attacks miss before the final dinoman successfully slams his axe into Mog's side, causing a slight battle crazed laugh as Mog retaliates on that dinoman.

Successful parry + 2x dodge, Fail 3rd dodge
Success: Swing at neck of the 4th dinoman to hit at me.
defend -2 or take 19 cutting damage to the neck 2 armor divisor and +2 followup Holy damage(3vs Evil with capital E)

HP:20/24

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:42, Mon 15 Apr 2019.

Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 78 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Mon 15 Apr 2019
at 21:38
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
The dwarf readies his hammer.

Ready Weapon.

HP 12/12  FP 15/15 ER 4/6, PI 10/10 Spells on: 1, Buffs:
The Allfather
 GM, 112 posts
Tue 16 Apr 2019
at 01:09
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth shoots at two more Dinomen.

Mog retaliates against the Dinoman who hit him.
Defend 5 times (one at -2) or take NOT ENOUGH cutting damage and become grappled for every failure.

Drakul moves into close combat with a Dinoman.
Defend 4 times (one at -2) or take 6, 4, 7, & 5 cutting damage and become grappled for every failure.

Dagrak readies his weapon.
Defend or take 5 cutting damage.

Brandaelfr moves forward.
Defend 3 times or take 5, 6, & 8 cutting damage and become grappled for every failure.



Fergurth shoots two arrows, the first Dinoman ducks but the other goes boneless with an arrow in his eye. Drakul and Brandaelfr strategically position themselves to deal with the horde, while Dagrak readies his weapon. Mog is in the thick of the fighting already, avoiding several attacks but getting cut; he retaliates killing the offending enemy. Frenzied by the blood of their dead comrades most of the Dinomen lunge forward with their sharp jaws trying to take down their targets. As they do, two significantly larger and better armed Dinomen bring up the rear.

Dinomen are on the map, reference the hex labels for clarity.

Dinoman 1     Dead
Dinoman 2     Dead
Dinoman 3     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 4     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 5     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 6     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 7     Dead
Dinoman 8     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 9     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 10     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 11     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 12     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 13     Dead
Dinoman 14     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 15     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 16     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 17     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 18     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 19     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 20     HP: 15/15
Dino Leader    HP: 20/20
Dino Hero      HP: 20/20

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:39, Tue 16 Apr 2019.

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 92 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Tue 16 Apr 2019
at 02:29
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Retreating back from the furious assault, Brandaelfr bats aside the many hungry mouths and sends dino blood everywhere. He then slices open the skull of the dinoman attacking Drakul from the back, and takes another step back to rejoin the group near the tree. He calls to Fergurth, "Just keep shooting!"

Defense: Feverish Parry at -2, Feverish Retreat Dodge, Feverish Parry
Success on all 3. Critical hit on parry hit for dino at 2.4; it takes 17(3) cut to the face. The dino at 4.5 takes 12(3) cut to the face on the parry hit.

Maneuver: Telegraphic Attack to Skull & Step
Dino at 3.5 that is facing Drakul gets hit in the skull from behind and takes 9(3) cut. Brandaelfr then steps back to 4.3 right in front of Fergurth.


HP: 13/13     FP: 10/13
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 105 posts
 Disciple of Loki
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 16 Apr 2019
at 02:47
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul ducked the jaws snapping from behind him, and pushed his blades into each of the other Dinomen’s faces to ward them off. He then slashed again at the creature directly in front of him.

Acrobatic Dodge: Success.
3 Parries: All Success.
Hits on Parries: Crit, Success, and Crit again!
Crit Table: Normal Damage, and...
“If the attack targeted the face or skull, treat it as an eye hit instead, even if the attack couldn’t normally target the eye!”
Damage on Parries: 13 cut (Face), 6 imp (Face), and 9 cut (Eye).

Deceptive Rapid Strike: 1 Success.
Defend at -2, or take 15 cut.

Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 79 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Tue 16 Apr 2019
at 03:18
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"These blighters move fast!" Shouted Dagrak as he stepped back and parried the attack. He then stepped forward and returned a hit.

Retreat parry,
step and hit, 10 cr.


HP 12/12  FP 15/15 ER 4/6, PI 10/10 Spells on: 1, Buffs:
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 74 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 16 Apr 2019
at 03:43
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
“How you doing down there Dag?”, Fergurth asks as she fires arrows at two more dino deviants.

Deceptive Double Shot: Fail & Success
Dino 1.3: Miss
Dino 2.3: 11 imp Damage to Eye -4 to Defend

Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 52 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 16 Apr 2019
at 03:57
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Mog puts on a dazzling display(for him) of defensive maneuvers, severing the heads of the first 2 biting at him. Sidestepping the 3rd before the 4th bites in from behind and attached to him as he sidestepped the last one. Having a single dino attached to his front, Mog flexes showing off his musculature and trying to force the teeth out if his flesh.

2 successful parries, 18 and 20 cutting damage including followup holy, 2 sucessful dodges 1 fail
First parry is on dino in 5.6, defenses are then rotated around clockwise, and retreat is into that hex.
Break free attempt success by 5


HP:20/24

This message was last edited by the player at 15:03, Tue 16 Apr 2019.

The Allfather
 GM, 113 posts
Sun 21 Apr 2019
at 17:41
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth shoots at two more Dinomen.

Mog tries to break free.
Become Grappled, then defend  or become grappled again. Finally, defend twice or take 10 & 12 cutting damage.

Drakul slashes at a dino.
Defend or take 9 cutting damage. Defend again at -2 or take 14 cutting damage.

Dagrak retaliates against the dino attacking him.
Defend twice or take 9 cutting damage and 7 crushing damage.

Brandaelfr attacks the dino behind Drakul.
Defend twice or take 9 cutting damage and 5 crushing damage.



Despite the ferocity of the Dinomen's attacks the heroes are able to hold the line, cutting down dinos right and left as they lunge at them. Fergurth shoots and kills two more dinos while Brandaelfr and Drakul cut a few more down. Mog flexes his muscles and breaks free of the Dinoman's jaws while Dagrak holds his own against a pair of dinos. The Dinomen continue to press their attack against the adventurers, most switching back to their weapons after watching their kinsmen get slaughtered. The two leaders enter the fray; one engages Drakul while the other starts attacking Mog.

Dinomen are on the map, reference the hex labels for clarity.

Dinoman 1     Dead
Dinoman 2     Dead
Dinoman 3     Dead
Dinoman 4     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 5     Dead
Dinoman 6     Dead
Dinoman 7     Dead
Dinoman 8     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 9     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 10     Dead
Dinoman 11     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 12     Dead
Dinoman 13     Dead
Dinoman 14     Dead
Dinoman 15     Dead
Dinoman 16     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 17     Dead
Dinoman 18     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 19     Dead
Dinoman 20     HP: 15/15
Dino Leader    HP: 20/20
Dino Hero      HP: 20/20

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 93 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Sun 21 Apr 2019
at 21:33
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr parries aside the first blow, and then backs up a step to successfully dodge the second. Quickly adjusting his reach, he steps forward and swings with tremendous speed at the dino with the sharper weapon. He shouts quickly, "Fergurth, who needs help?"

Defense: Parry, Retreat Dodge

Maneuver: Deceptive Attack
Dino with the cutting weapon needs to defend at -3 or take 13(3) cutting. Brandaelfr is in the same hex as he was last turn.


HP: 13/13     FP: 10/13
Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 53 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sun 21 Apr 2019
at 22:13
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Mog puts on a second almost as dazzling of a display display(for him) of defensive maneuvers, severing the heads of the first 2 dinomen biting at him. While sidestepping the blade from the bigger dino before retaliating in sheer brutal reckless abandon.

Successfully parried both dinomen attempting to grapple
take 15,13 cutting damage respectively from the parries and then 2 more holy damage followup for funsies
successful dodges on both sword attacks.
ALL OUT ATTACK
defend twice at -2 or take
21,15 damage respectively, with 2 holy followup damage


HP:20/24     FP:13/15
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 106 posts
 Disciple of Loki
 Basic Speed 7
Sun 21 Apr 2019
at 23:18
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul backflipped to avoid the first attack, then stepped back to deflect the second with his stiletto. He stepped toward the larger creature, pressing his attack with two quick slashes.

Acrobatic Dodge: Success.
Retreat Parry: Success.

Deceptive Rapid Strike: 1 Success.
Boss Man: Defend at -2, or take 13 cut.

Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 75 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Sun 21 Apr 2019
at 23:43
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth scans the battlefield and yells back to Brandaelfr, “help Dagrak and I’ll help Mog”. She pulls back her bow and releases two arrows at the eyes of the (Blue Dino).

Deceptive Double-Shot to Eyes: Success & Success
8 & 7 imp Damage to Eyes, -4 to defend

This message was last edited by the player at 04:55, Mon 22 Apr 2019.

Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 80 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Mon 22 Apr 2019
at 02:00
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Dagrak retreated as he dodged, then he parried the next attack. Stepping forward he cast a spell of protection on himself.

feverish Retreat dodge, feverish parry
step and cast shield 2 -3FP


HP 12/12  FP 13/15 ER 1/6, PI 10/10 Spells on: 2, Buffs: DB+2
The Allfather
 GM, 114 posts
Mon 22 Apr 2019
at 18:05
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Fergurth shoots the dinoman hero.

Mog charges around and attacks the dinoman leader.

Drakul slashes at a dino.
Defend or take 10 cutting damage.

Dagrak casts a spell.
Defend twice or take 10 cutting damage and 6 crushing damage.

Brandaelfr attacks a dino.
Defend or take 7 cutting damage, then take 6 crushing damage and treat as a major wound. defend or take 6 crushing damage.



The heroes quickly dispatch the Dino leadership. The remaining dinos continue to attack the delvers they have been fighting.

Dinomen are on the map, reference the hex labels for clarity.

Dinoman 1     Dead
Dinoman 2     Dead
Dinoman 3     Dead
Dinoman 4     Dead
Dinoman 5     Dead
Dinoman 6     Dead
Dinoman 7     Dead
Dinoman 8     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 9     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 10     Dead
Dinoman 11     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 12     Dead
Dinoman 13     Dead
Dinoman 14     Dead
Dinoman 15     Dead
Dinoman 16     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 17     Dead
Dinoman 18     HP: 15/15
Dinoman 19     Dead
Dinoman 20     Dead
Dino Leader    Dead
Dino Hero      Dead

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:20, Mon 22 Apr 2019.

Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 94 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Mon 22 Apr 2019
at 18:46
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr repeats his actions again, trying to down one of the foes but just misses his chance. In the heat of battle and with his helmet not helping, he does not hear Fergurth well. He shouts "Save the grog for after the battle!"

Defense: Parry, Retreat Dodge

Maneuver: Deceptive Attack at Random Hit Location
Missed attack.


HP: 13/13     FP: 10/13
Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 54 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Mon 22 Apr 2019
at 18:47
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"HE WAS MINE"Mog roared before charging over and eviscerating the leader. (Previous turn)

Mog then charges back to the tree and takes 3 massive swings at two of the dinomen there.

move to 3,4 attacking dino in 4,4 and 3,2
dino in 4,4 defend at -4(-2 for deceptive, -2 for attack from the side)
failure results in 12 cutting damage(2) to the neck and 2 holy followup.
dino in 3,2 defend at -2 twice
failure results in 16,18 cutting damage(2) respectively with +2 holy followup.
This was an AoA with flurry of blows to allow a second target and third hit, no defenses possible by Mog.


HP:20/24     FP:12/15

This message was last edited by the player at 21:24, Mon 22 Apr 2019.

Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 107 posts
 Disciple of Loki
 Basic Speed 7
Tue 23 Apr 2019
at 01:02
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Stepped away from the attack, pushing it aside with his stiletto again, then stepped back toward the attacker, blades flashing as he swung.

Retreat Parry: Success.

Deceptive Rapid Strike: 2 Successes.
2.6: Defend twice at -2, or take 12 and 12 cut.

Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 81 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Tue 23 Apr 2019
at 04:12
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Dagrak retreated as he dodged, then he parried the next attack. He then stepped forward and took up a defensive stance while he waited for the elf to finish off his attackers. "Grog?! Who has Grog?"

Retreat dodge, parry.
step and AOD increased Parry


HP 12/12  FP 13/15 ER 1/6, PI 10/10 Spells on: 2, Buffs: DB+2

This message was last edited by the player at 02:16, Wed 24 Apr 2019.

Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 76 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 24 Apr 2019
at 02:11
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Confused at Brandaelfr’s reply, she looks at the Dwarf then back at Brandaelfr, “but Dagrak isn’t drinking any grog”. She then sends arrows flying at the Dinos to her left (near Dagrak)

Deceptive Double-Shot to Eye: Success & Success
Dino 1: 11 imp Damage to Eye, -3 to Defend
Dino 2: 10 imp Damage to Eye, -3 to Defend

The Allfather
 GM, 115 posts
Wed 24 Apr 2019
at 03:36
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
The delvers quickly wrap up the remaining Dinomen. Fergurth puts an arrow into one, but her other target dodges. Mog coming up from behind slaughters the dinos attacking Brandaelfr. Meanwhile Drakul takes two swipes at his foe who ducks under the first slash and comes right up into the return strike having his head almost completely severed. The last Dino is surrounded by the adventurers his tribe sought to devour, it's beady eyes dart side to side as it weighs it's options, but it's thinking is quickly interrupted by the arrow Fergurth puts into it's eye.

The clearing is littered with dead Dinomen and the tree is still blocking the river, but the delvers can now be relatively sure they will be safe to continue the work of clearing it.

RP a bit. Y'all get 3 points. I'll get the game moving forward later this week.
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 82 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Wed 24 Apr 2019
at 03:44
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
The dwarf stalked over to one of the dinomen that still seemed to be twitching a bit. He caved in it's skull with his hammer. "Naow which one o' these blighters did ya say had tha grog? Watching tha elf shoot 'er bow is thirsty work."


HP 12/12  FP 13/15 ER 1/6, PI 10/10 Spells on: 2, Buffs: DB+2
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 77 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 24 Apr 2019
at 03:49
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Walking down as though the air itself were a staircase, Fergurth touches ground next to Dagrak. “That Spell was incredibly helpful, thank you”, she thanks the cleric with a bow. “My father said all dwarves were incompetent fools but you seem pretty smart. Are you a different kind of Dwarf?”
Mog
 Half-Orc Barbarian, 55 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 24 Apr 2019
at 04:29
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Aye, don't leave me out on this grog you been talkin' about. I don't know a better time for tha stuff than right after a good warm-up battle" Grog says as he cleans off his blade by chopping further into the tree.
Brandaelfr Erling
 Eldhud Holy Warrior, 95 posts
 Basic Speed 6
Wed 24 Apr 2019
at 05:32
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Brandaelfr walks around stabbing all of the dinomen in the skull to make sure they are not getting back up again. He says to Fergurth, "Did I mishear something? With my helmet on I am as deaf as Dagrak, but I thought you said something about grog in the middle of the battle."
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 83 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Wed 24 Apr 2019
at 05:37
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Incompetent? HAH! That is funny comin' from tha race what can't do nothing but talk ta rabbits and shoot their wee little bows! HAH! No offense lassie but ya father be incompetent if he think that aboot ta dwarves!"
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 108 posts
 Disciple of Loki
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 24 Apr 2019
at 10:08
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
Drakul joined in the festivities, casually sliding his stiletto through the brainstem of each foe, wiping the brains off as he went. He smiled and sighed a bit each time, as if relieving some tension from his shoulders with each sickening stab.

"Ah, that’s better," he said. "That definitely explains the intentionally felled tree."
Fergurth Skogurdottir
 Elf Scout, 78 posts
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 24 Apr 2019
at 21:19
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
  The little elf begins plucking arrows out of her victims eye sockets while talking to Dagrak, “You’re so funny Dagrak, you should try talking to the rabbits too, with those big ears they make great listeners. Plus you’re closer to the ground so you can probably hear them better when they talk back.”
  She pulls the last arrow from the bodies near the Dwarf and turns to Brandaelfr and Mog, flicking the blood off. “I said that the big Dinosaur guy swallowed a flask of some sort of grog during the battle. If you cut him open you might find it.” as soon as the words leave her mouth she begins to snicker. “Dang, how does Drakul always keep such a straight face.” She says aloud but mainly to herself.
Drakul
 Half-Ogre Thief, 109 posts
 Disciple of Loki
 Basic Speed 7
Wed 24 Apr 2019
at 23:39
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"Why would my face be anything but straight," he said, deadpan as he ripped the blade from her another dino-corpse’s spine, bits of gore squirting onto the dirt at his feet. "Have I acquired an injury so as to make it crooked? Not from these reptilians, that’s for certain. I managed to get by unscathed."
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 84 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Tue 7 May 2019
at 02:30
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"They talk back?! Just how drunk were you when ya heard them talk back lassie? Me grandpappy once got into a few barrels of whisky, by the end o' tha night he was holding ah conversation with a very talkative stone. Oi, that was ah good night. HAR HAR HAR!"
The Allfather
 GM, 118 posts
Sun 19 May 2019
at 17:00
Re: Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
The battle, though brief, was difficult; only through sticking together and watching their comrades backs did the heroes keep from being overwhelmed. They clear the tree without incident and gather up the crude weapons of the Dinomen as a small prize. Upon their return Sven is surprised to see them splattered with blood and bits of gore, "What happened to you lot?"

After the story is relayed to him he shakes his head, "By the gods! We would all be dead if not for you! I can't thank you enough!"

The rest of the trip upriver proves uneventful and the barge stops over in Wodenheim for a day to trade a few things before making the trip across Lake Odin to Isfjall.

You can go ahead and spend the points and add the money from the Dino encounter. I'll be closing off this chapter and starting a new one for your arrival in Isfjall soon(ish) I hope.