Team 1 and Team 2 in Psipod Nexus 1 (Area 14)   Posted by Happy Mage.Group: archive A
Happy Mage
 GM, 851 posts
 Do you believe in magic?
 I hope you do.
Fri 28 Feb 2020
at 20:17
Team 1 and Team 2 in Psipod Nexus 1 (Area 14)
The east door opens and Rux (mind flayer) leads Sveitha, Maevnas and Bharash back into the Psipod Nexus.

They suddenly stop in the hall when they see Yuirkinshirka, Ront and Larry talking to two female gith knights (Yaveklar and Lashiir).

The NPCs put their hands on their weapons but don't make any sudden moves.

"You should not be here!" Rux slurps.

"You should not exist! Tadpole!" Yaveklar hisses back.

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RUX Armor Class 14 (scale mail) Hit Points 55 Speed 30 ft.
STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
11 (+0) 10 (+0) 12 (+1) 19 (+4) 17 (+3) 17 (+3)
Saving Throws Int +6, Wis +5, Cha +5
Skills Arcana +6, Deception +5, Insight +5, Perception +5, Persuasion +5, Stealth +2
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages Deep Speech, Undercommon, telepathy 120 ft.
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)
Innate Spellcasting (Psionics). The mind flayer's innate spellcasting ability is Intelligence (spell save DC 14). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no components:
At will: detect thoughts, levitate
1/day each: dominate monster, plane shift (self only)
Magic Resistance. The mind flayer has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
Actions
Tentacles. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 8 (1d10 + 3) psychic damage. If the target is Medium or smaller, it is grappled (escape DC 14) and must succeed on a DC 14 Intelligence saving throw or be stunned until this grapple ends.
Extract Brain. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one incapacitated humanoid grappled by the mind flayer. Hit: The target takes 33 (6d10) piercing damage. If this damage reduces the target to 0 hit points, the mind flayer kills the target by extracting and devouring its brain.
Mind Blast (Recharge 56). The mind flayer magically emits psychic energy in a 60-foot cone. Each creature in that area must succeed on a DC 14 Intelligence saving throw or take 16 (3d8 + 3) psychic damage and be stunned for 1 minute. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.


GITH Armor Class 16 (chain mail) Hit Points 60 Speed 30 ft.
STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
10 (+0) 14 (+2) 13 (+1) 8 (-1) 14 (+2) 15 (+2)
Saving Throws Con +3, Int +1, Wis +4
Senses passive Perception 12
Languages Gith
Challenge 3 (700 XP)
Innate Spellcasting (Psionics). The githyanki's innate spellcasting ability is Intelligence (spell save DC 10, +2 to hit with spell attacks). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no components:
At will: mage hand (the hand is invisible)
3/day each: jump, misty step, nondetection (self only), tongues
1/day each: plane shift, telekinesis
Actions
Multiattack. The githyanki makes two silver greatsword attacks.
Silver Greatsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d6 + 5) slashing damage plus 7 (2d6) psychic damage. This is a magic weapon attack. On a critical hit against a target in an astral body (as with the astral projection spell), the githyanki can cut the silvery cord that tethers the target to its material body, instead of dealing damage.
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Sveitha White
 Human, 92 posts
 Warhammer and sickle
 Chain and Shield
Fri 28 Feb 2020
at 20:58
Team 1 and Team 2 in Psipod Nexus 1 (Area 14)
annnddd... bless is cast.

lucky punks

Sveitha readies for battle.
Yuirkinshirka Krumplefesset
 Gnome, 144 posts
 Chain Mail
 Really Big Hammer
Fri 28 Feb 2020
at 21:42
Team 1 and Team 2 in Psipod Nexus 1 (Area 14)
"Whoa, whoa now!" the gnome stepped between the groups with her hands up. She pointed at the giths, "Those two told us they are here to rescue us from the mind flayers who are out to trap all of Waterdeep in an evil, unfair fantasy world."

She pointed at Rux, "What did the cuttlefish tell you?"
Bharash
 Dragonborn, 145 posts
 Male Green Dragonborn
 I have cool green scales.
Fri 28 Feb 2020
at 21:51
Team 1 and Team 2 in Psipod Nexus 1 (Area 14)
Seeing the Githyanki as well as the hated enemies who killed them in the simulation, Bharash, for a moment wondered where that hypocrite of a silver Dragonborn was, but prepared to cast a spell nonetheless. "As much as I want to kill them, we should try and have them join us instead. If that doesn't work, then we kill 'em." Bharash whispers to the others.

Shouting out to the members of team 2, Bharash tells them, "Those guys next to you, the Githyanki, are trying to shut this place down and kill everyone! They're the enemy!"

This message was last edited by the player at 21:52, Fri 28 Feb.

Sveitha White
 Human, 93 posts
 Warhammer and sickle
 Chain and Shield
Fri 28 Feb 2020
at 22:16
Team 1 and Team 2 in Psipod Nexus 1 (Area 14)
the cuttlefish said the gith are the bad guys and didnt really explain why the simulation
Yuirkinshirka Krumplefesset
 Gnome, 145 posts
 Chain Mail
 Really Big Hammer
Fri 28 Feb 2020
at 23:20
Team 1 and Team 2 in Psipod Nexus 1 (Area 14)
"This looks like mind flayer tech to me," the gnome said, "And since Zoidberg here said the gith shouldn't be here, I'm leaning towards the conclusion that they're not responsible for this. "

She looked at Bharash, "We killed you," she pointed towards the pods that still had occupants, "And they killed us. Most unfairly, I might add." She pointed at Sveitha, "And when I tried to save your life, somebody fried my brain, and I'm leaning towards Mr Hentai here being the culprit."

She turned around, looking at everyone in turn, "Anyone have a better theory?"
Bharash
 Dragonborn, 147 posts
 Male Green Dragonborn
 I have cool green scales.
Fri 28 Feb 2020
at 23:52
Team 1 and Team 2 in Psipod Nexus 1 (Area 14)
"The mage overlord brought the Illithid here to conduct this research into virtual reality and simulation! If you want to blame someone, blame him! In the mean time, the Illithids aren't the ones trying to kill everything. Those Githyanki are!" Bharash yells back.
Yuirkinshirka Krumplefesset
 Gnome, 146 posts
 Chain Mail
 Really Big Hammer
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 00:48
Team 1 and Team 2 in Psipod Nexus 1 (Area 14)
Y2K shrugged, "They didn't try to kill us."
Bharash
 Dragonborn, 148 posts
 Male Green Dragonborn
 I have cool green scales.
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 01:10
Team 1 and Team 2 in Psipod Nexus 1 (Area 14)
"Well neither did the Illithid."
Sveitha White
 Human, 94 posts
 Warhammer and sickle
 Chain and Shield
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 02:01
Team 1 and Team 2 in Psipod Nexus 1 (Area 14)
There is a whole lot of lying going on here but a lot of people
Larry
 Dwarf, 13 posts
 Dwarf in Floppy Hat
 Big Smile, Scale, Whip
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 02:52
Team 1 and Team 2 in Psipod Nexus 1 (Area 14)


"EVIL must be punished!"

Larry looks across the room at the three others with the Mind Flayers.  Meanwhile his crazy eye is darting back and forth between the Mind Flayers and the Gith seemingly with a mind of its own.

He shrugs his shoulders and glances at his new companions.

Larry casts bless as well on himself and his companions.

he also slowly removes the cloth covering his shield and holy symbol.
Yuirkinshirka Krumplefesset
 Gnome, 147 posts
 Chain Mail
 Really Big Hammer
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 05:17
Team 1 and Team 2 in Psipod Nexus 1 (Area 14)
Yuirk looks from Larry to Sveitha, "If I had to pick a side it would be the side that doesn't eat people's brains, but as far as I'm concerned the lot of these evil bungholes can kill each other without my help. "