Main Game Thread.   Posted by Westen.Group: 0
Westen
 GM, 235 posts
Thu 14 May 2020
at 11:45
Re: Main Game Thread
As the party watches, a horn blows. In the distance, a womans scream that sounds suspiciously like paladria's voice can be heard a moment later. Sundri charges into the woods toward the scream, and is gone before anyone can react. Likewise, several of the cultist guards, including some that had been hidden inside the sleeping tents also leave to investigate the sound.
Trai Dun
 player, 112 posts
 HP:22/29 AC:20
Thu 14 May 2020
at 12:14
Re: Main Game Thread
Trai throws his torch on the big tent and immediately retreats back in the woods, looking for a new target.
Action: Trai Throws the torch on the Big Tent
Move: To L23

Westen
 GM, 237 posts
Thu 14 May 2020
at 12:29
Re: Main Game Thread
Presumably due to the daylight, the cultists don't notice the fire until it reaches the top of the tent; burning through the leather ties. They do notice the fire when the flaming mass of leather that was once a tent crashes down onto them. Screams can be heard as cultists boil out of the opening. The gruesome noises from inside the tent suggest that not all of the cultists escaped the blaze.
"Who in Akkad's name dropped their torch?" yells a portly man with pompous gold embroidery on his robes. The guards standing at the former entryway wither away from his accusing glare.
"The only people with fires right now are the cooks." one of the guards offers up, prompting the man to turn his enraged glare their direction. The guard seems relieved to no longer be the target of the man's wrath.
The cooks just raise their hands, and shake their heads; not wanting to be a part of this encounter any more than the erstwhile guard.

Throwing you a bone since you're down several people.

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:38, Thu 14 May 2020.

Mark
 player, 121 posts
 HP: 19/21 AC: 14
 Dragonborn Paladin
Fri 15 May 2020
at 10:32
Re: Main Game Thread
Mark simply walks to the cultist boss and starts having his left arm in his face with the shield still attached to it. "Hey, asshole, remember this branding? That's what you get for being stupid!" then he immediatly slashes him with his sword. "So you better stand down, or we six heroes will knock down the rest of your minions."

12:27, Today: Mark rolled 4 using 1d8+3.
12:27, Today: Mark rolled 19 using 1d20+5.  attack CB.
12:19, Today: Mark rolled 5 using 1d20-2.  Intelligence.

Xanthas Quell
 player, 38 posts
 HP 12/12 AC 18 PP 12
Fri 15 May 2020
at 12:41
Re: Main Game Thread
With all the commotion from the fire and Marks assault of the commander Xanthas uses the chaos to attempt to sneak up to the prisoner tent. Once there he slit a hole in the tent and sneaks inside.

OOC:
08:39, Today: Xanthas Quell rolled 13 using 1d20+10.  Stealth.

Jessica
 player, 74 posts
 HP: 16/16 AC: 17
Fri 15 May 2020
at 15:34
Re: Main Game Thread
Using the commanders wrath as her inspiration Jessica gestures at the cooks from behind her tree lighting them and the tent nearest them on fire with a giant magical bonfire.
Westen
 GM, 260 posts
Mon 18 May 2020
at 11:40
Re: Main Game Thread
Reacting instinctively, the cultist boss backpedals; casting mage armor when he reaches a safe distance.

The cleric immediately moves to take his leader's place before Mark can pursue. Grinning cruelly, the red-robed man delivers a devastating upward blow with his mace that smashes into Mark's jaw from below. A tooth flies out of his jaw, landing in the burning mass of tent.
Sry man, I genuinely rolled a natural 20 and max damage. You can regrow the tooth with a normal healing spell later if you want and I'll allow it :3
04:36, Today: Westen, for the NPC Cultist Cleric Damage, rolled 14 using 2d6+2.
04:35, Today: Westen, for the NPC Cultist Cleric Attack, rolled 21 using 1d20+1.


Meanwhile, the cooks move closer to the fight; grabbing their cooking knives to use as weapons.

Seeing the danger Mark is in, Jessica casts create bonfire, burning the cleric and one of the fighters for 8 damage each.
She specifically requested to cast it in between squares to catch multiple people, and there's not really a good way to depict that on a grid map. Just in case you were wondering why a 5' radius is affecting 4 squares simultaneously.

This message was last edited by the GM at 11:57, Mon 18 May 2020.

Trai Dun
 player, 120 posts
 HP:22/29 AC:20
Mon 18 May 2020
at 13:10
Re: Main Game Thread
Trai raises his new acquired shield up high, unsheathes his axe and he charges through the tents. He then tosses his handaxe toward the leader but it only seems to stick on his ethereal armor, not harmed from that attack.

Move: Moving to 23O
Action: Handaxe Att on CB
21:02, Today: Trai Dun rolled 14 using 1d20+6.  Handaxe Att.

Mark
 player, 130 posts
 HP: 5/21 AC: 14
 Dragonborn Paladin
Fri 22 May 2020
at 07:40
Re: Main Game Thread
Mark touches his jaw with his left arm. "Lay on Hands!" he says, stopping the bleeding for now.

Used Lay on Hands for 10 HP.
Westen
 GM, 272 posts
Fri 22 May 2020
at 13:40
Re: Main Game Thread
The cultist boss uses mold earth to lift a patch of dirt, and drop it on the bonfire, snuffing out the flame.

The cleric swings at Mark again, this time missing.
06:22, Today: Westen, for the NPC Cleric Attack, rolled 8 using 1d20+1.

The cooks reach the action, and despite a spirited defense on Mark's part, one of them manages to slice a red line in Mark's arm for 4 damage.

06:35, Today: Westen, for the NPC Rogue Damage, rolled 4 using 1d6+1.
06:34, Today: Westen, for the NPC Rogue Attack, rolled 21 using 1d20+3.

Mark
 player, 134 posts
 HP: 11/21 AC: 14
 Dragonborn Paladin
Fri 22 May 2020
at 14:05
Re: Main Game Thread
16:04, Today: Mark rolled 7 using 1d20+5.  attack CC.

Mark attacks at the cleric near him, but wisely does not commit too much lest allow his would be punctuers a chance to be even more efficient.
Jessica
 player, 82 posts
 HP: 17/17 AC: 17
Fri 22 May 2020
at 14:40
Re: Main Game Thread
More than willing to engage in magical shenanigans with the boss Jessica advances to where she can see more of them and lights two more of his minions on fire, adding some amount of pain to his team, and taunting him to continue playing in the dirt.

This message was last edited by the player at 09:16, Sat 30 May 2020.

Mark
 player, 136 posts
 HP: 11/21 AC: 14
 Dragonborn Paladin
Sun 24 May 2020
at 12:30
Re: Main Game Thread
16:04, Fri 22 May: Mark rolled 7 using 1d20+5.  attack CC.

Mark attacks the fighter-cleric near him.
Xanthas Quell
 player, 42 posts
 HP 12/12 AC 18 PP 12
Tue 26 May 2020
at 00:38
Re: Main Game Thread
As the others fight Xanthas continues his plan to free any prisoners in the third tent.
Violatollia Ellywick Bismarra Den Garrick
 player, 9 posts
 Gnomish Sorcerer
 HP 7 | AC 12 | PP 10
Tue 26 May 2020
at 06:39
Re: Main Game Thread
It had been a very strange day, to say the least.

All things considered, Vi hadn't ever thought she'd end up as part of a B-Team coming to aid in a fight against mad cultists.  Yet there she was, tucked behind a cluster of trees and underbrush outside a camp full of such enemies.  The promise of considerable rewards was enough to at least tempt her into danger when otherwise she'd stay very, very far away... plus if things went bad, she could just run off and nobody would know the difference.  The petite sorceress looked about all the chaos - people fighting, some lady setting everything on fire, and such - with an expression of wide-eyed bewilderment.

"Do you think they even need our help?  I think they have everything under control... or maybe it's all gone to pot?  I honestly can't tell." she asked her Tabaxi companion hesitantly.  Frankly, she couldn't make heads or tails of what was going on and saw fit to just scuttle down amid the brush to make herself unobtrusive.  A very easy feat for someone as small as she was, after all.

Action: Vi will Hide - Stealth
Vi rolled 24 using 1d20+4 (20)

This message was last edited by the player at 06:41, Tue 26 May 2020.

Ray Lyrefingers
 player, 15 posts
 Tabaxi Bard
 HP 10 | AC 16 | PP 14
Wed 27 May 2020
at 05:57
Re: Main Game Thread
The tabaxi companion of the gnome sorcerer assesses the situation and decides that he could provide his own spin on events now. Feeling relieved from Vi hiding herself immaculately, he immediately strings his Lyre, tuning it, and makes a sudden loud tune with his lyre, emitting powerful violet beams and targets the enemies (who he can identify as the ones fighting the good people defending the prisoners)

Action: Fairie Fire on the evil cultists. Please target as many enemies possible in a 20 ft cube. Dexterity Save DC 14
Westen
 GM, 276 posts
Fri 29 May 2020
at 04:24
Re: Main Game Thread
The fighter screams in pain as a fire erupts under his feet, dealing 8 damage. Meanwhile, the cleric swears, and dances back; batting at a flame that licks up his robe.

20:57, Today: Westen, for the NPC Fighter Dex Save, rolled 5 using 1d20+2.
20:55, Today: Westen, for the NPC Cleric Dex Save, rolled 16 using 1d20+1.


Xanthas reaches the tent, and slits it open, revealing 5 bound men that look like guardsmen from the town.

Right as the cleric bends over to bat at the flame, Mark's attack swishes over his head, narrowly missing.

As this is happening, the cultist boss, the cleric, one of the cooks, and the three fighters begin to glow, outlining them in a soft white light.

The burning fighter overcomes his pain, and channels it into rage. Not as a barbarian might, but with the reflexive determination of a wounded soldier. The other fighters, rallying to him, follow him as he charges Trai. The following soldiers swing at Trai and miss, but the burned fighter connects a solid swing to Trai's chest; dealing 8 damage.

21:14, Today: Westen, for the NPC Cultist Fighter Damage, rolled 8 using 1d6+2.
21:10, Today: Westen, for the NPC Cultist Fighter Attack, rolled 13 using 1d20+2.
21:10, Today: Westen, for the NPC Cultist Fighter Attack, rolled 20 using 1d20+2.
21:10, Today: Westen, for the NPC Cultist Fighter Attack, rolled 12 using 1d20+2.

Trai Dun
 player, 122 posts
 HP:22/29 AC:20
Fri 29 May 2020
at 04:47
Re: Main Game Thread
Trai pushes through the attack, but seeing only the injured man putting most of the fight, Trai pulls out his Scimitar and quickly cuts him down. But the burned fighter remains standing, completely taking the blow with all his might.

Action: Scimitar Att on CF4
12:41, Today: Trai Dun rolled 26 using 1d20+6.  Scimitar Att.
12:44, Today: Trai Dun rolled 6 using 2d6+4.  Critical DMG.

Damn, what a waste of a good critical roll. It's all 1's over here.

Mark
 player, 137 posts
 HP: 11/21 AC: 14
 Dragonborn Paladin
Fri 29 May 2020
at 06:48
Re: Main Game Thread
08:47, Today: Mark rolled 12 using 1d20+5.  attack cleric.
Why do I even bother to roll...?


Mark misses the cleric again.
Xanthas Quell
 player, 43 posts
 HP 12/12 AC 18 PP 12
Fri 29 May 2020
at 15:57
Re: Main Game Thread
Xanthas slips into the tent and quickly cuts the bonds on the first guardsman and hands him the dagger before on to the next to repeat the process.
Jessica
 player, 84 posts
 HP: 17/17 AC: 17
Sat 30 May 2020
at 09:26
Re: Main Game Thread
Having finally closed the distance between the safety of the trees and the fighting where everyone decided to charge into the grinder Jessica doesn't seem to mind terribly the change in the plan.  Slipping in beside Mark she slips a dagger coated in green fire into the cleric's side even as the flame from the blade leaps out and strikes one of the non glowing people next to her target.  The fire behind him continues to rage impotently as nobody jumps into it.
Westen
 GM, 280 posts
Tue 2 Jun 2020
at 12:19
Re: Main Game Thread
The Cultist Boss turns to Jessica, and narrows his eyes at her, but chooses the easier victim. Turning to Trai, he casts hideous laughter.
Make a wisdom save. If you fail, you fall prone.

The cleric, still off balance from the fire, swing at Mark, and misses by a hair.
05:15, Today: Westen, for the NPC Cultist Cleric Attack, rolled 11 using 1d20+1.

Meanwhile, the cooks pile on as well, their cooking knives proving to be poor weapons against a hardened adventurer.

05:17, Today: Westen, for the NPC Cultist Rogue Attack, rolled 20 using 3d20+3 with rolls of 7,4,6.

Mark
 player, 140 posts
 HP: 11/21 AC: 14
 Dragonborn Paladin
Tue 2 Jun 2020
at 16:21
Re: Main Game Thread
Mark carefully analyses the movement of the cleric, then wisely does not hit him.

18:20, Today: Mark rolled 8 using 1d20+5.  attack cleric.
Trai Dun
 player, 125 posts
 HP:22/29 AC:20
Fri 12 Jun 2020
at 22:07
Re: Main Game Thread
Trai resist this magic laughter and lobs the head off of the injured cultist,"You lads think you can kill me by flanking me, you'll find that your surely mistaken." the goliath shouts in the top of his lungs.

20:48, Tue 02 June: Trai Dun rolled 13 using 1d20+5.  Wis Save.
Action: Scimitar Att on CF4
06:04, Today: Trai Dun rolled 17 using 1d20+6.  Scimitar Att.
06:04, Today: Trai Dun rolled 10 using 1d6+4.  Dmg.

Jessica
 player, 86 posts
 HP: 17/17 AC: 17
Fri 12 Jun 2020
at 23:22
Re: Main Game Thread
Not letting Trai distract her Jessica continues to support Mark, stabbing the cleric in the neck with her dagger, as more flame leap out the far side of the wound to burn the same man that she burned with them just moments ago.