Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.   Posted by The Allfather.Group: 0
Dagrak Torsten
 Dwarf Cleric, 44 posts
 EH? WHAT?
 Basic speed 6.25
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 06:21
Chapter 2: The Grave of the Pirate Queen.
"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

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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