Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.   Posted by The Allfather.Group: 0
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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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: