Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames.   Posted by DM.Group: 0
DM
 GM, 70 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 02:43
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
For some of you the journey was long; very long. For some of you the journey was hard. No matter your reason, the journey was coming to a close. As you each approach the last stretch of road to your destination, you notice a few other travelers on the road.


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Aglar, Banelin, Eli, Lisica, Newman, and Radiza are all currently welcome to post. Newman, Gorn, standby. You won't be lonely for long.

Newman
 player, 8 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 02:52
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The trail of dust kicked up by the sprinting armored creature dissipated as he slowed down.  Even he was able to see that the dragon had outdistanced even him by a long shot.  His dull blue glowing eyes still scanned the sky for a bit longer before he groaned in frustration.  Only then would he finally begin to gaze about the path around him as if noticing where he was for the first time. His large two handed maul resting on his shoulder balanced there by one hand, he would wave the other in greeting and his facial features would shift to mimic a smile should anyone catch his eye.

"Hello!"
Banelin Bran
 player, 10 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 02:58
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
In the road, their ride's a lone dwarf, hair red as blood wondering the road, then stops and unsaddles from his steed, and looks towards the horizon,"So this looks to be the last end of my trip. Just a couple more roads to go and the quest begins. But first..." the Dwarf then grab a bottle from the saddle and sits on the ground to take a swig,"Ah, nothing beats a good ale when reaching your destination. Am I right tin can... Huh!" he says just noticing the metallic armored individual next to him and a bunch of travellers just appearing,"Huh, guess I'm not the only one traveling to Greenest, what an odd group."
Eli Reiner
 player, 16 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 1
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 04:24
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Striding down the road at a casual pace was a young man in a well-kept white shirt worn atop a dark leather underlayer and dark pants. His boots, unlike his shirt, were dirty from traveling on foot for so long. Although he appeared to be human from a distance, a closer inspection as he neared would hint at elven traits in his lineage as well. Rumors and good fortune urged him towards the small town of Greenest. The sight of the dwarf and a large metal figure gave him pause. He put away the gold piece he had been turning around in his hand and approached. A friendly smile accompanied his greeting, though he did not get too close just yet... just in case. "Hello there! I see I'm not the only one fortunate enough to be traveling on such a beautiful day." He slowed his pace a bit to see how they responded before approaching any closer.
Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 12 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 09:05
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Perhaps the strangest form of all joined them. The towering but lithe Tabaxi strolled up without a care in the world. Her catlike head and tail, clawed hands and paws were easily noticed, as well as her golden mane. She wore plated armor and was well-armed. Prominently displayed was a red tabard of golden crossed scimitars, the mark of the Waning Moons mercenary company for those that knew it. Red war paint was applied to her face, and her mane had many colorful stones and beads braided in it. She was carrying a shield and longsword but at the moment seemed totally at ease as she looked over the others on the road. The dwarf and half-elf were nothing special, but the man in full plate with the maul was a warrior of sorts, and the first being in a long time to be taller then herself. And a being it was, for Radiza quickly noticed that there was no man under that armor. A... golem? She had never met a golem before. That must be what it's like for people to meet her. There might be only a handful of Tabaxi wandering these lands after all. Well. Time for introductions.

"Hail and well met travelers!" The feline beamed gregariously with arms thrown wide. "I am Radiza, mercenary of the elite Waning Moons mercenary company!" She came closer, looking over the warforged and noticing a detail. "Ho ho, what's this? Three fingers? All that trouble to make a pretty golem and they only give it three fingers a hand?" She then began circling the warforged, not giving much in the way of personal space to something she believed to be merely a curious object and looked at the wooden parts, guessing that was needed for where rigid plate would get in the way. "Hmm, smart.." When the circle was complete, she looked the group over again,, coming to her conclusions. "Neither of you two looks like the wizardly type. So golem, who made you?"
Banelin Bran
 player, 11 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 09:33
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The dwarf strokes his beard, gives a smile to the very strange travelers and takes another sip of his bottle of ale,"Hello their, I see that we've been gathered here. Whether it be fate or the Gods work, I would wholeheartedly accept some aid, the name is Banelin Bran, Ja..." he says and immediately stops himself,"I mean, uhm, Wandering Knight of the Dwarffather. Pray tell, have all of you come here to deal with an organization called the Cult of the Dragon or at least to find out if they exist." he says, eying the newcomers, especially the tabaxi, curiously.
Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 13 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 10:22
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"What? Cults? No, nooooo, no. I am on my way to help some cats. Maybe here, but else in Baldur's Gate. No cults. Not unless someone pays me, that is, eh? Not that one would hire mercenaries to deal with cultists. Unless they are an army of cultists." The Tabaxi shrugged off the weird line of reasoning. She clearly had nothing to do with any cult, and wasn't hired to deal with it. And what was that about helping cats?
"Besides, that's more a matter for whatever authorities are in charge in these parts, right? Did they hire you?"
Banelin Bran
 player, 12 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 11:04
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin shakes his head,"No, I'm mostly here to do a favor for an old drinking buddy from the Order of the Gauntlet. Theirs been rumors of this cult being very active in the town, that I presume your all going so be very cautious." he says, and looks at the tabaxi with confusion,"Forgive me, but I don't know much of your kind and your ways, especially protecting cats. But I do know how mercenaries work, I don't have much gold to pay for your services but I know for certain that the road is paid with blood and gold. If we work together I'll give you the gold, so long as my axe have the blood." he says, gripping his hand tightly on a battle worked axe on his backpack.
Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 14 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 11:48
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Radiza seemed unsure about the offer of employment, but remained her enthusiastic self as she enthusiastically informed the dwarf of the way things were, clearly proud of her career choice.
"Tabaxi! That's what we're called. And.. well, the cat bit is a long story. But never mind that, mercenaries are quite expensive you know? We're hired by people with deep pockets to fight their wars for them. We're not some caravan guards who might not see trouble for months on end. We earn enough in a few weeks to last us a year or more. So unless your friend lined your pockets, I am not sure you could afford it."


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For reference on prices of Mercenaries in the Realms: The Order of the Blue Boar from nearby Amn charged five gold pieces per day for each member, plus an initial finder's fee of 700 gp. There were far cheaper options. If one didn't mind hiring goblins and other monstrous races, one could hire the Chill for a mere 500 gold a week for a force of 650 members. Naturally, they are quite inferior in quality.

Newman
 player, 9 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 17:16
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
At the mention of Golem, the armored creature watched the tabaxi tilting his head a bit and the eyebrow portions of his face raised up a bit on the left side only as she circled him.  He wasn't sure what to make of her--he had never seen her kind before.  "I'm not a...  uh...  What's a golem?"  He replied, a deep baritone voice coming from the supposed golem.  a hand reaching up to scratch his head and then he found himself staring at his own hand a moment.  Then he shrugged to Radiza.  "I'm Newman.  I don't remember if anyone built me.  I've always had three fingers on each hand."

Overhearing Radiza speak to the others also crowding around now he smiled a bit.  "A tabaxi. Neat." he muttered mostly to himself with a little chuckle.  Listening to the dwarf speak the warforged pointed a finger in general direction of towards the town of Greenest though he was more pointing towards the sky.  "I was following the... dragon."  His face seemed to take on a momentary scowl at the word.  "But it got away.  Are you following it too?"
Eli Reiner
 player, 17 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 1
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 17:35
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Dragon?" The young half-elf approached the gathering group as they seemed welcoming enough. "Do tell." Suddenly this chance meeting became even more interesting. ...Eli Reiner, Dragon Slayer... He grinned as he tested the title in his mind. It had a ring to it.
Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 15 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 18:50
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Radiza seemed similarly intrigued. Her tail certainly swished restlessly as she gave the metal man her full attention. Two curiosities in one day, how exciting!

This message was lightly edited by the player at 18:51, Wed 18 Mar 2020.

Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 6 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 21:13
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Nearly a month into her journey and the excitement of the adventure was already wearing thin. All Lisica wanted was to get to Greenest so she could rest for a moment. She’d been traveling with another small party until their paths split the day before, and after a day of her own thoughts, the sound of friendly voices added extra energy to her steps.
“Hello, travelers.” She called out by way of greeting while still some paces away. Her voice was low pitched but not unpleasant.
Newman
 player, 10 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 22:08
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman looked between the new half elf and the tabaxi a moment, his brows furrowing in confusion.  "There was a dragon."  He pointed a thick finger towards the general direction of Greenest, again pointing into the air.  "It went that way.  It looked big."  If either of them were waiting for further details they would be disappointed as far as he was concerned, he had already said everything there was to say about it.

A new voice brought his attention around, his height making it possible to see over most of the travelers who were assembling here.  He waved, the facial features shifting again into a broad smile.  "Hello!  Are you going after the dragon too?"
Banelin Bran
 player, 14 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 22:30
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin gives a sigh when the tabaxi refused his offer but is extremely interested at the Warforge claim of a dragon,"If what you say is true, then this must be the work of the Cult of the Dragon." he says, looking at the Greenest direction, unsure of the state it is in,"If our meeting is destiny, then we should work together, and I don't think any of you can actually handle a dragon and a cult all by yourself, so forming a party is a good idea."
Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 16 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 23:02
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Radiza had to admit it sounded like a bit too much coincidence to have both rumors of a dragon cult and a dragon flying about at the same time. But now there was a demon lady.
"Greetings demon lady!"

Demon ladies were well and interesting, but Radiza had met a few in her time in Neverwinter so their novelty had worn off. They also hated to be called demon ladies, but that was half the sport, wasn't it?

Word of a party sounded like someone wanted her to hunt his cult for him.
"No no, I'm here for the cats. Not dragons or cults. Or I have to go to Baldur's Gate. I'm not sure yet."
Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 8 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 02:09
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lisica looked the tabaxi up and down once and then dismissed her entirely. As if the schoolyard insult would be enough to provoke her.
“I am not following a dragon.” She said, turning back to the warforged. “I’m headed to Greenest to see an old friend of mine. He sent me a letter asking if I would come for a visit. A dragon is more trouble than I was planning for. Are you all traveling together?” She indicated the small group. “I’d welcome the company if you don’t mind me traveling with you?”
Eli Reiner
 player, 19 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 1
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 04:29
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin Bran:
"If our meeting is destiny, then we should work together, and I don't think any of you can actually handle a dragon and a cult all by yourself, so forming a party is a good idea."


...don't tempt me to try. Eli grinned a bit at the thought, but realism won over fantasy and he resisted the urge to say it. Still, the idea of finding a dragon, even with the aid of others, would be a story he looked forward to having under his belt. "If there's a dragon to be found, then it looks like fortune smiles on us to have come together like this. It sounds like we're all headed towards Greenest for one reason or another."
Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 11 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 0
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 04:36
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"A dragon?" Aglar stepped closer the travelers he found on the road. He was headed to Greenest. He was glad that he found some fellow travelers. He had heard rumors of some bandit activity or whatever. "I've heard rumors of raiders. But there was no rumor of dragons."

Aglar had been mistaken for a half Triton on many occasions. He never bothered to correct them. It always led to more questions. He didn't understand the need to tell everyone about his nature. He was a tall individual with blue-toned skin. He seemed hairless but his hooded cloak obscured the back of his head. Under the hood, he wore a a simple cap. Aglar was easily over six feet in height, but he had a slender build. Under his cloak, he wore a steel chain shirt and carried a shield. A light crossbow was on his belt with several pouches. A small backpack was on his back. "Please tell me that you are joking about this dragon."
Banelin Bran
 player, 15 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 04:41
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Fraid not laddie, a friend from the Order of the Gauntlet, told me rumors of a dragon cult appearing in Greenest and this tin can saw a dragon flying straight for the place where all going."Banelin says to the blue skinned man, and nods approvingly at the half elf and tiefling,"It's good to have you all, their is much strength in numbers. How about you three, would you like to join?" he says to the Warforge, the blue skinned man and another offer to the tabaxi,"Surely your cat friend would be endangered if a dragon was running amok. So would you like to reconsider joining."
Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 13 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 0
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 05:12
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Aglar appeared thoughtful. He seemed to consider the idea of joining the dwarf and seek out the dragon. "What are you planning to do once you do find this dragon? It sounds like you're planning to attack it and drive it away. Or something to that... am I right?" It seemed that Aglar needed to understand the intentions or plans beyond finding the dragon. His brow furrowed as he began to trace the features of the platinum dragon holy symbol around his neck.
Banelin Bran
 player, 16 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 05:24
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin thinks for a moment about his plan,"Well, it isn't my mission to slay dragons. But as a paladin, I can't stand and watch to see towns be burned down. It is by my oath to fight this creature." he says, stroking his beard and looking towards the sky,"After that, I am to report to my friend, he'll call in the Order of the Gauntlet to handle the cult that summoned the overgrown lizard. And we'll go on our separate ways."
Eli Reiner
 player, 20 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 1
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 05:30
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Sounds like you've got it all worked out, then. What are we standing around here for? That dragon isn't going to slay itself." His youth and inexperience showed with each word. Who would be foolish enough to seek out a dragon seemingly for no more reason than the thrill? "Name's Eli, by the way." That's who.
Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 14 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 0
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 05:35
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"A paladin? Did you say," Aglar looked at Banelin carefully. His eyes focused on the Griffon on the shield. "Paladin... of the Griffon." A smile crossed his face as Aglar gave a slow nod of his head. "I'll join you, and help you protect people from this dragon. I believe that would be a good deed worthy..." He paused as he considered his next words. He said, "It is a worthy, good deed," with careful words seemingly chosen for a purpose.

"I am Aglar Gildenscall. I am but a humble follower of Bahamut, and I seek to do good deeds." His introduction while simple had a taste of arrogance that belied his words.
Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 17 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 07:33
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Where did these people keep coming from? One thing was for certain; These people were absolutely barking mad. Fight dragons? Oh no. This Tabaxi was not going to have any of that!

"I'll... Go find some cats now." She indicated the town and headed off to it, clearly not interested in any dragon slaying activities.
Banelin Bran
 player, 17 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 08:14
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Aglar Gildenscall:
Paladin... of the Griffon.


Banelin gives a chuckle,"Nay lad, I'm a paladin of Moraddin, the Dwarffather, and this insignia is... Well, it's not important right now." he says, and attempts to change the subject,"You said your a follower of Bahamut, it's good to have you and we may have a better chance at winning now that Bahamut is at our side."
Radiza of the Waning Moons:
I'll... Go find some cats now." She indicated the town and headed off to it, clearly not interested in any dragon slaying activities.

Banelin just shrugs at Radiza response,"That's too bad, we could use more people if we're slaying a dragon. But if that's your choice, I won't stop you."
DM
 GM, 87 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 14:53
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
For the past several days, you have been traveling a road that winds lazily across the rolling  grasslands of the Greenfields. Sundown is approaching whn you top a rise and see the town of Greenest just a heartbeat away. But instead of the pleasant, welcoming town you expected, you see columns of black smoke rising from burning buildings, running figures, and a dark winged shape wheeling low over the keep that rises above the center of the town. Greenest is being attacked by a dragon!
Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 18 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 16:19
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Oh no! There might be cats over there who needed saving! This is what she was being guided to! Well, and people. But such chaos, who might she be able to save? Certainly she was no match for the dragon. But perhaps she could save some souls, feline or otherwise. With haste, Radiza began running to the village but always kept an eye on the dragon. If it breathed fire on her, her rescue attempt would be short-lived!
Newman
 player, 12 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 16:45
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Then we are a group."  Nodding at the agreements to travel as a group, Newman felt something he hadn’t felt in a long time, though he dared not give it a name lest it disappear or perhaps just never fully come together in the first place.  He showed a frown at the tabaxi’s opting out but there were others...  besides they were still going to the same place he reasoned to himself.

However as they reached the town...

Newman watched the dragon circling, the dark form darting in and out of the clouds of smoke as it went.  "Told you.  Dragon."  He raised a hand pointing to it, a frown on his face.  His tone didn’t seem to have any tone of smugness to it, just stating a fact with a hint of sadness.  "It looks a lot bigger than the first time I saw it."
Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 11 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 20:45
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
“I was hoping you were exaggerating, “Lisica said as she freed her maul and settled it into a comfortable two-handed grip. The weight was reassuring, and she placed her feet more firmly. While the dragon was a concern, so were the burning buildings and the townspeople. It was good to be part of a group; it eased the loneliness she didn’t even know she’d been feeling.
“So, we fight.” She murmured. “And we win.”
Eli Reiner
 player, 21 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 1
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 21:12
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Eli looked to the tiefling with an amused grin. "Oh, I like your confidence. Let's go" He grabbed his shortbow and moved with her a few paces behind. He was adventurous, not dumb. He knew not to be the first one to arrive.
Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 16 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 0
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 21:18
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"I'm not so sure." Aglar muttered under his breath. "Look! There more than a dragon. We should slow down and not rush into the fray. The dragon is flying. Perhaps it will leave. But those critters on the ground won't. Not yet. Not without some persuasion."

Aglar presented the sign of Bahamut and offered prayer.




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Cast Bless at 1st level when entering combat. Target Banelin, Lisica and Newman


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You bless up to three creatures of your choice within range. Whenever a target makes an attack roll or a saving throw before the spell ends, the target can roll a d4 and add the number rolled to the attack roll or saving throw.


Banelin Bran
 player, 18 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 23:08
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin saddles back up to his horse, pull out his battleaxe and raised his shield,"Hmm, their might be cultist trying to control it. We'll need to take out the dragon cultist first, any of you good with melee, follow me. Spellcasters and archers support us. If the dragon lands, we attack it." he says, and charges with his mount in the fray.
DM
 GM, 89 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 02:44
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Without warning, five humans dash out from one of the homes on your left. A limping man and three young children race out of their home and into the street, and a woman carrying a round shield and a broken spear turns and faces back in the direction from which they came. Sixteen kobolds stream out into the streets, and four of them fan out around the woman, who looks determined to delay the creatures for as long as possible. Fortunately she is aided by a young man hot on her family's heels, bow drawn and arrow knocked.

Across the street a farmer fights tooth and nail against the kobold raiders, strangely a bugbear coming along behind him. The farmer takes a wicked blow and falls to the ground. As he approaches the fray, the bugbear stops and kneels near the farmer. Checking him, the bugbear stands and sets himself for combat between the farmer and three more of the kobolds.

The final nine kobolds of this raiding party take to the road screeching, and rattling their weapons to try to draw citizens out of their homes.


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Everyone roll initiative, in your reaction post, please place your initiative result. The map in the battle thread is now active and is set up as you see the field before you. NOTE: You cannot take any actual combat actions; merely your character’s reaction to the scene before you with your initiative check in a spoiler.

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:52, Fri 20 Mar 2020.

Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 12 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 03:19
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Kobolds spilled out from all directions, too many to count. There were two possible targets for their attention. One of which was a bugbear? That was an oddity she couldn’t focus on; she only had a split second to make a decision. It was the children that decided it. Before her first step, she had her path set.


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21:57, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 22 using 1d20+2 ((20)). Of course I would roll a 20 on my initiative.

Banelin Bran
 player, 19 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 03:25
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin attempts to charge, but stops his steed as he spots civilians being flank by a squadron of kobolds. Indecision consumes him, as he can't figure out which way to go to first.


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11:22, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 4 using 1d20-1.  Initiative

Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 17 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 0
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 04:06
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Aglar was surprised as the kobolds spilled out from wherever they were hiding. One, two, three, four... There were too many to count. "There's so many of them."



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rolled 9 using 1d20+1.  INIT
Do I need to cast Bless at my Initiative or did I cast it earlier?


Mack Jones
 player, 13 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 0
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 04:15
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Outraged, Mack roars at the kobolds from where he stands protectively over his dad. He sees the motley party arrive, but he doesn't pay much attention to them. They weren't the ones to hurt Papa.


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23:05, Today: Mack Jones rolled 7 using 1d20+1.  Initiative.

Eli Reiner
 player, 22 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 1
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 04:21
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
With shortbow in hand, Eli moved forward towards the commotion but made a point not to stand in front of those clearly more suited for melee combat. "Here goes nothing..."


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00:19, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 9 using 1d20+3.  Initiative.


Newman
 player, 13 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 10:34
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman took a quick look around him at the scene unfolding before him and the others. The bugbear fighting against the kobolds was unexpected but he figured there had to be a reason for it, even if he didn’t know what that reason was at the moment.  The kobolds themselves looked like tiny wingless dragons, to him at least.  A fact that made him upset but not as upset as what he saw next.   A flurry of movement caught his attention, his height giving him a vantage to take in the scene easily.  The source was a woman trying to defend some children being threatened by even more kobolds.  He froze but a moment as it stirred a memory—a fairly unpleasant one.  His grip tightened on the long handle of his maul and he growled, the sound seemingly an actual animalistic which one might expect from a predatory creature rather than a person.

The dull blue glow of his eyes flickered, becoming brighter and starting to change color.  "The kids need help!" He shouted, his voice a little more angry sounding than before.  He hesitated in his charge into the fray only slightly as he made some sort of whispered monotone phrase apparently to himself which could be heard if one was paying him any mind, not that there wasn’t enough to distract from him with all the kobolds screeching and desperate cries of the townsfolk. "Standby for Maximum power to combat systems."



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03:53, Today: Newman rolled 14 using 1d20+1 ((13)).

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Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 19 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 10:52
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
This was certainly a lot more then Radiza expected, and she was already expecting a dragon, so things were getting a little bit hairy. But this is why the Claw sent a veteran warrior, not a kitten. There would be no way for her to pass by the kobolds to go save the cats, and they did not seem to be the accommodating sort. They needed to be driven off. As a bonus, that meant that the poor folk fleeing their homes would be saved as well. And then the search for the poor cats could begin in earnest!



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11:50, Today: Radiza of the Waning Moons rolled 10 using 1d20+3.  Initiative.

Gorn
 player, 7 posts
 Human
 Ranger 1
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 13:11
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
As the last of the family cleared the house Gorn raised his bow waiting for a clear shot on the kobolds behind them. His vengeance was about to begin...


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09:09, Today: Gorn rolled 17 using 1d20+3.  Initiative Roll.

DM
 GM, 92 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 13:19
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Very few of the kobolds seemed to actually be organizing in a rally against targets, the rest screamed and screeched, and rattled spears, and harassed villagers through the windows of homes to harass.


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Lisica you are up. No update for the map yet.

Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 13 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 13:40
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Cold focus brought everything to sharp clarity. She heard her companions’ words, marked their movement, but filed it aside as needing little attention. This was what she lived for; secretly, deeply, she loved the numbing cold that pushed aside everything else. The path to defend the children placed her squarely in front of a reptilian attacker.

“May your gods have mercy on you. I will not.” Her words were as brittle as cracking ice and carried clearly. Let them see her as a threat. She had allies at her back, a weapon in hand, and the weak to defend. Her first blow smashed with all the furry missing from her words.


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Move action to J17. Attacking Kobold 16.
Attack roll 08:19, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 21 using d20+d4+4 ((15,2)).
Damage 08:20, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 11 using 2d6+2 ((4,5)).


DM
 GM, 93 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 14:26
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Another screech from the throng of kobolds, however, one of the screeches was in dire pain as the tiefling's maul crushed through it's skull. Left in a building pool of blood and brain matter, it's body crumbled to the ground.

This action, however, caught the attention of the rest and the unorganized kobolds, who now drew weapons.


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The Kobolds have been updated with letters now for encounter tracking purposes. Kobold P (formely 16) is downed.

Gorn, you are up.


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Gorn
 player, 9 posts
 Human
 Ranger 1
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 16:51
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn takes his shot as the first Kobold comes around Cuth's family. "Quickly move behind me." he yells to Cuth and his family.


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12:42, Today: Gorn rolled 12 using 1d20+3.  Ranged attack vs Kobold D
12:48, Today: Gorn rolled 7 using 2d6+2.  Damage.


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DM
 GM, 101 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 17:20
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Whistling through the air with the sweet sound of efficiency, Gorn's arrow hits home, embedding itself in his target Kobold's eye socket, and sending him to the floor for the count.


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Newman you're up to bat.

Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]


This message was last updated by the GM at 19:00, Fri 20 Mar 2020.

Newman
 player, 15 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 18:40
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman let the built up energy inside him go all at once.  The eyes, once a dull blue, were suddenly a bright, angry red.  He let out a roar as the rage poured from him.  He charged forward with murderous intent, the maul held ready to swing.  However he felt something which caused him distraction.  Maybe it was the memory still lingering or perhaps the threat of a powerful dragon over their heads.  Whatever it was, the warforged was more angry than in control at the moment...



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. Bonus action: RAGE!

Movement: to H-17 to engage in melee with kobold O, unless I am miscounting it looks like I should be able to get there with regular movement, but if not then change my action to dash

Attack action: 14:15, Today: Newman rolled 10 using d20+d4+5 with rolls of 1,4.  To hit kobold O.

D’oh an natural 1!  So I attempted to explain it...  until I find a better excuse.  LOL



DM
 GM, 103 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 19:13
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Savage blow glancing off the kobold's meager armor, but the force behind the blow was noted. The little reptilian beast levels his spear towards the warforged, ready to retaliate.

Linan, unwilling to leave her family unguarded, even with the protection of much better trained fighters than her or her husband steps forward and lashed out with her broken spear at the nearest kobold, continuing her attempt to hold them off until the rest of her family could make it to safety.

Despite broken, and not much to look at, Linan's spear finds a home between sheets of leather armor, piercing the heart of her foe and sending him to the ground.


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Linan Swift-
Move Action: to J6
Attack Action: Linan Swift, rolled 22 using 1d20+2.  Attack, Melee Spear, Kobold A.
Damage: Linan Swift, rolled 8 using 2d6.  Damage, Melee Spear *CRIT*.

Radiza you're turn at the scratching post.


Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

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Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 20 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 22:55
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Seeing the dragon-killing fanatics joining the fray was pleasant. That would mean more targets for the dragon, and fewer kobolds for herself to kill! Nasty little buggers, scuttling and stabbing. Let's see how they liked it! But first, a magic trick. Radiza raised her clawed hand and made a throaty sound that was not unlike a big cat's purr. Magical green-yellow energy gathered around her fingers. Soon there was enough, and Radiza punched in the direction of the nearest Kobold. With a shriek the bolt of energy lanced out and struck the lead kobold with staggering force. Radiza smirked as the kobolds noticed the menacing armored figure walking up to them and drew her sword and shield to meet them..


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Standard: cast Eldritch blast at Kobold F. To-hit 23, damage 5 (Force).
Move: Draw sword and shield while moving to D18.

23:51, Today: Radiza of the Waning Moons rolled 23 using 1d20+5.  Eldritch Blast vs Kobold F.
23:51, Today: Radiza of the Waning Moons rolled 5 using 1d10.  damage.


This message was last edited by the player at 22:58, Fri 20 Mar 2020.

DM
 GM, 106 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 23:22
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The kobold struck with wicked energy had just enough time to shriek in agony before collapsing to the ground, sling falling limp beside it. Those nearest to the attack glare in the direction of the threatening tabaxi.


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Aglar you're moment to shine in the eyes of Bahamut has arrived!


Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

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This message had punctuation tweaked by the GM at 03:15, Sat 21 Mar 2020.

Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 27 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 0
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 03:11
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The scene in front of Aglar was complete chaos. Kobolds were everywhere. People of the town were hurt. But he wasn't in a position to help anyone at this moment. He hustled forward using Lisica and Newman as a protective wall. He dropped to his knee and fired a crossbow at one of the kobolds.



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Move 30' to M20
Action: Fire light crossbow at Kobold N
rolled 11,2 using 1d20+3,1d8+1.  ATK/DAM


DM
 GM, 109 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 03:24
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Aglar's target jerks his head towards the cleric as his bolt glances off the shoulder armor of the beast. Narrowed reptilian eyes, and clawed fingers aim at Aglar as the Kobold barks angrily.


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Eli, time to slip into the fray.


Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

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Eli Reiner
 player, 25 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 1
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 04:08
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
With the others already in motion, Eli scanned for a good target. With a grin, he took a few quick steps and set himself to fire an arrow at one of the kobolds preoccupied by Newman.


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Move: to E-20
Action: Ranged attack 15 vs Kobald O - 6 damage


00:03, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 1 using 1d6.  Sneak Attack damage.
00:03, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 5 using 1d6+3.  Shortbow damage.
00:03, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 15 using 1d20+5.  Ranged Attack > Kobald Q.

I put Q in the dice roller and realized afterwards that I misread the O.


DM
 GM, 111 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 13:23
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Eli's arrow finds it's home and the target kobold falls to the ground, adding to the spoils of the hero's war.



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Mack, time for your revenge!!


Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

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Mack Jones
 player, 16 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 0
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 16:56
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack notices the newcomers seem pretty dangerous. One of them does a deadly magic attack before drawing a weapon and heading straight for Papa! They attacked a kobold though, so Mack is confused about what they're trying to do. He uneasily growls a warning at the hairy stranger.

One of Papa's rules is to never attack someone first though, so he tries to focus on the kobolds who definitely attacked Papa. He swings out with his handaxe, but he doesn't move much from where he's standing guard.


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Move: to D16
Attack: Handaxe melee attack against Kobold G, relying on Long-Limbed racial trait to reach.
11:29, Today: Mack Jones rolled 11 using 1d20+5.  Attack vs Kobold G.
11:29, Today: Mack Jones rolled 6 using 1d6+3.  damage.


DM
 GM, 115 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 17:15
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The bugbear takes a short step forward, but even with his extended reach, his blow glances off the kobold's armor. The attention of the reptilians was most definitely drawn to our heroes now.



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Banelin, NOW, for Moradin!


Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

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Banelin Bran
 player, 22 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 21:46
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin get back to his senses, and then decides to protect the farmer seeing as the woman and children are too far. He charges with his steed and lobs a kobolds head clean off.


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Move: to F15
Action: Battleaxe attack against Kobold G
05:44, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 23 using 1d20+3.  Battleaxe att.
05:45, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 7 using 2d8+1.  Critical dmg.


DM
 GM, 120 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 23:04
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The heroes did their best to level the playing field, but a strong contingent of the kobolds still stands. They move to close the gap with the heroes thy can reach, lashing out with daggers, barking their rage. One of them shouts, [Language unknown:  "TA HO! THEIRI MEOUN VERUNDVIRSHECON!"]

Battle sounds rage across the tiny street of Greenest. Two kobolds surround Mack, the bugbear, but their attacks fail to find purchase.

Two more surround the faithful of Moradin, and while the dwarf deflect one attack with a deft move, he leaves himself open and helpless to defend against a well place strike that see the kobolds dagger bite deep into flesh.

Only a single kobold can make his way to the warforged, but his attack finds purchase in the armor of Newman.

Another makes his way to the tiefling and flings his dagger into his target, but the only damage it can find is another battle scar to her armor.

Two kobolds approach the young ranger intent on defending the, lashing out with their tiny blades, and both finding their attacks successful.

Another pair of kobolds step forward and attack the young woman protecting her family. Again, both tiny dragons find purchase with their attacks. Unfortunately, the woman is not trained for combat like the others, and the attacks cause the young woman to fall in the battlefield.

Her husband, the limping man steps forward and pulls the broken spear from his wife's hands, and thrusts it into one of the kobolds that attacked her.


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Lisica, time to respond


Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

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Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 16 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 03:20
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The edge of the kobolds dagger scored along her leather guard. The impact did nothing to check the swing of the massive maul she carried. She stepped with the motion and continued across the small clearing towards the family that was not fairing well. [Language unknown:  “Wi moseun Na’t ur eilo thaesshis nise et ingomeear.” ] Spoken with cold indifference it was less a threat and more a simple fact.


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Attacking H
22:01, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 19
22:02, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 9 using 2d6+2.  Damage
Moving after the attack, I’ll take the AOO from O. Moving to K 11


DM
 GM, 125 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 03:34
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lisica's hammer lands home and levels the kobold before her. In response to her movement, or perhaps her taunt, the other lizard within reach of her takes a swipe at her with his blade, but misses entirely. One more beast closer to saving the citizenry!


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Gorn, aim true!


Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

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Banelin Bran
 player, 29 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 04:09
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Seeing the young lass fall and seeing his surrounded, Banelin shouts to his party,"Archers and spellcasters, I need you to focus fire on the kobolds around me in order for me to reach the lass over their. I have medical knowledge and a horse, I can reach and stabilize her if you can take out these scaly runts around me."
Gorn
 player, 10 posts
 Human
 Ranger 1
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 12:38
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn's rage swelled as he saw the woman fall, as Lisica moved against the one goblin, Gorn took his attack against the other (L). Slicing downward with his first attack then stepping to the left to bring his second strike against the back of his target.


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08:32, Today: Gorn rolled 11,6,9,8 using 1d20+2,1d20,1d6+3,1d6+3.  Sword Attack vs Goblin

DM
 GM, 128 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 13:24
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Where Gorn's arrow struck true, his blades betrayed him at the worst possible moment. Both of his weapon attacks find armor on the kobold before him, who readies his dagger to come after the young ranger.


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Newman, gear up.


Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

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Newman
 player, 16 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 13:31
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman in his enraged state barely registered the spear that the kobold stabbed him with as he watched the kobold he tried to attack fall to the efforts of Eli.  His body did not bleed but it still showed some, albeit minor damage--and perhaps not as much as the kobold had hoped to inflict.  The very energy he used to propel his rage having a somewhat of a protective quality for the warforged.

He was going to attack his foe but he had however heard his new friend's plea to help him reach the downed woman.  Even enraged he understood the importance of this, his memory driving him to comply with the request more than deal with his attacker.  With a roar he stepped forward right over the body of a downed Kobold all but ignoring the kobold who tried to face him and instead went for one that was harrying Banelin, his mighty maul in two hands swung hard towards the relatively smaller being.  His anger however seemed in control rather than him at the moment...



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Movement stepping forward to H16 standing over the body of Kobold O.

Action:  Attack Kobold N
  09:26, Today: Newman rolled 10 using 1d20+d4+5 with rolls of 1,4.  Attack action.
 *Headdesk*  Natural 1... again.  Son of a %#%$#%$ %#$#$!

Bonus Action:  Still raging.


DM
 GM, 129 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 13:42
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman positions himself advantageously in the field, but his attacks fail him once more. Still, his size and clear threat seem to gain the attention of the beasts around him.

The young woman stirs on the ground, but the motion sends pain through her body and she lets herself fall limp again.


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Radiza, your time is now.


Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Linan Swift (Death Saves)
[ ][ ][ ]+|-[X][ ][ ]

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Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 22 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 14:08
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Radiza walked up to the fray and was about to have a little fun with the kobolds, when the bulky furry creature she was about to save growled at her. So ungrateful! Well, naturally Radiza growled back, opening her mouth and showing her keen fangs. Almost forgetting what she came to do she swung at the kobold who easily dodged. This annoyed Radiza to no end.

"See what you made me do? Bah! Ungrateful bumpkin!"



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Radiza moves to C16 and attacks the kobold in C15 (letter obscured) but misses.
15:02, Today: Radiza of the Waning Moons rolled 6 using 1d20+5.  Melee attack vs Kobold C15.


DM
 GM, 131 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 14:18
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The tabaxi's attacks did indeed miss their intended target, but the battle still seemed in hand as the heroes, for the most part, hae successfully drawn attention away from the citizens.



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Aglar, the gods' light has shined upon you.


Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Linan Swift (Death Saves)
[ ][ ][ ]+|-[X][ ][ ]

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Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 30 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 0
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 15:35
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Aglar turned to find Banelin on the field of battle. He was surrounded by dead kobolds, but one was still harassing him. He heard that someone has fallen. Aglar thought he saw it from a distance. He steeled himself and ran forward. There were several bodies to his left and right, but he navigated a path down the middle of the thoroughfare where he thought he saw her. "I see her!"

There. In front of the home with dead kobold bodies. Aglar knew he needed more time to get there. Her fate was in Bahamut's hands if she would hold on long enough...



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Move to L14
Action - use Dash to get to I9



DM
 GM, 132 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 15:51
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Positioning himself in the best place to offer help to the fallen woman, Aglar places himself into the attention of the reptile threatening her family which had the potential of offering just as much aid as his magical healing may.


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Eli, the gods' light has shined upon you.


Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Linan Swift (Death Saves)
[ ][ ][ ]+|-[X][ ][ ]

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Eli Reiner
 player, 29 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 1
Mon 23 Mar 2020
at 03:32
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Ha! One down!" Eli exclaimed excitedly after his arrow pierced the creature. He didn't have long to celebrate, though, with so many more still present. As he decided on his next target, the Dwarf's call helped hurry the process. Another arrow whistled through the air as he answered back. "One clear path, comin' up!


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Action: Ranged Attack 20 vs Kobald N for 12 damage

Move: None

23:22, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 5 using 1d6.  Sneak Attack damage.
23:22, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 7 using 1d6+3.  Shortbow damage.
23:22, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 20 using 1d20+5.  Ranged Attack > Kobald N.


DM
 GM, 134 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 23 Mar 2020
at 04:02
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
And whistle it did! Eli's so found home in the belly of another Kobold, and answered with a pained screech; bringing it well to the ground and starting a fresh pool of blood in the road.


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Mack, your time to shine!


Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Linan Swift (Death Saves)
[ ][ ][ ]+|-[X][ ][ ]

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Mack Jones
 player, 17 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 0
Mon 23 Mar 2020
at 05:12
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Radiza of the Waning Moons:
"See what you made me do? Bah! Ungrateful bumpkin!"

Mack is taken aback, wondering what he did. "Mack sorry?" He tries apologizing for whatever it was. This lady is now helping stand between the kobolds and Papa, so she must not be bad after all. While continuing the fight, Mack makes sure to swing at the remaining kobold by the little stranger on a horse who says he can help Linan.


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Reaching with long-limbed racial trait, melee attack vs Kobold M.
23:51, Today: Mack Jones rolled 13 using 1d20+5.  Attack vs Kobold M.
23:59, Today: Mack Jones rolled 8 using 1d6+3.  damage.


DM
 GM, 136 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 23 Mar 2020
at 12:28
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack's broad, long arm flashes across Banelin's view and the Kobold before him crumples to the ground, one more down in the fight for Greenest!


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Banelin, tha path is clear!


Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Linan Swift (Death Saves)
[ ][ ][ ]+|-[X][ ][ ]

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Banelin Bran
 player, 31 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Mon 23 Mar 2020
at 12:42
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Seeing the path clear, he charges straight to the fallen young lady, avoiding enemy blades and passing the cleric of Bahamut. Once he reached his destination, his horse kneels down and Banelin raises his shield from the kobolds next to him. He puts down his axe on the saddle, pulling out a hankerchief and tries to at least bandage any serious wounds.


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Movement: Moving to I6 on top of Kobold B
Action: Medicine check on Linan Swift.
20:36, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 17 using 1d20+4.  Medicine Check.


DM
 GM, 137 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 23 Mar 2020
at 13:10
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin is able to stabilize the young woman, her eyes flutter open, but the wound is still there.She nods to the dwarf reassuringly, and wads her own apron over the wound to cover it in battle. "Thank you, she manages to murmur.

The kobolds seem to find strength in numbers, where they have them, and they all lash out; this time, fortunately, only at our heroes.

The kobold attacking Banelin finds armor with a hiss of fury; the same for the kobold lashing out at Gorn. Lisica's opponent manages to find flesh with his attack!  However, Newman and Mack's adversaries also falter in their efforts. The reptilian menace harassing Radiza, though, also manages to find a hole in her armor.

Cuth seems to find renewed strength in the heroes' assistance and firmly plants the broken spear through the throat of the reptile that attacked Banelin, sending him to the ground with a blood filled groan.


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Lisica, the tide has turned!


Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Linan Swift (Death Saves)
[ ][ ][ ]+|-[X][ ][ ]

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Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 18 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Mon 23 Mar 2020
at 14:57
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lisica hardly noticed the sliver of pain as the reptilian’s dagger found a gap in her armor. She swung the mace upwards, smashing the kobold’s midsection. With the most immediate threat removed, she passed behind Gorn and positioned herself between the children and any possible attack.


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Swinging on Kobold C.
08:26, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 26 using d20+d4+4.  to hit.
08:26, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 8 using 2d6+2.  Damage.
Moving to L8


DM
 GM, 138 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 23 Mar 2020
at 15:13
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The Kobold's battle cry was squelched by the hammer sinking into it's gut and it crumpled to the ground. The tiefling then successfully planted herself between the children and the external threat of kobold raiders.


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Gorn, have at it!


Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

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Gorn
 player, 11 posts
 Human
 Ranger 1
Mon 23 Mar 2020
at 17:09
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Sensing the relief of Lisica's attack, Gorn repeated his attack against the other Kobold (L). His first swing again caught armor but the second slash bit flesh.



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13:03, Today: Gorn rolled 7,4 using 1d20+2,1d6+3.  Attack & Damage vs Kobold.

13:04, Today: Gorn rolled 19,4 using 1d20+2,1d6+3.  Opportunity Attack vs Kobold.



DM
 GM, 139 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 23 Mar 2020
at 18:00
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn's attacks level the kobold before him, and give the adventurers around the Swift family some breathing room.


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Newman! Something other than a one, good sir!


Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][X][][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

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Newman
 player, 20 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Mon 23 Mar 2020
at 19:20
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman watches with a moment of relief when Banelin makes it to the downed woman.  He suddenly flinched just out of the way of an attack almost by reflex by the kobold near him.  With a menacing growl that sounded more like heavy stone grating on stone he turned his glowing red eyes back to the small being, his maul gripped in two hands.  With a sudden violent twist his heavy weapon raised and slammed down towards the creature.  After the strike, he let out a great roar of triumph as he menacingly approached the nearest kobold which was near to where Radiza and Mack were right now!




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Action:  Attack Kobold I
14:47, Today: Newman rolled 27 using 1d20+d4+5 with rolls of 18,4.  Attack roll!

14:47, Today: Newman rolled 13 using 2d6+5 with rolls of 5,3.  Damage!

'bout F%$$%$% time!  Roar  https://youtu.be/udKE1ksKWDE?t=139

Movement: Move to D14 if possible to flank the kobold threatening Mack

Bonus action:  Still Raging!


This message was last edited by the player at 19:34, Mon 23 Mar 2020.

DM
 GM, 141 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 23 Mar 2020
at 19:49
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman's attacks finally land home, and he levels his target, then shifts across the field to offer support to Radiza and Mack.


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Radiza, time for the claws to come out. A reminder that flanking does not exist in the basic rules of 5e, however, I use the flanking variant in the DMG; so Mack and Newman are currently granting each other advantage.


Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

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Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 25 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Mon 23 Mar 2020
at 19:57
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The little bugger stabbed Radiza in the arm. That little wretch! Oh, but now that was a bad idea. Radiza called upon the Power of the Claw and yellow energy flowed from her arm itno her sword, then onto the kobold that struck her. It did nothing... yet. Then Radiza hewed with a mighty blow and a snarl, her anger roused!



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Moving to flank would provoke an AoO, so Radiza stays where she is.
Short: Hexblade's Curse on Kobold E.
Action: Attack Kobold E
20:50, Today: Radiza of the Waning Moons rolled 9 using 1d20+5.  Melee attack vs Kobold E.
20:51, Today: Radiza of the Waning Moons rolled 11 using 1d8+5.  Damage vs Kobold E (Including Hexblade's Curse).


DM
 GM, 142 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 23 Mar 2020
at 20:14
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The tabaxi's wicked attack causes her target's eyes to widen in fear, but it's ineffectiveness gives the creature a renewed furor.


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Aglar, you're up!


Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

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Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 34 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 0
Tue 24 Mar 2020
at 04:52
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Aglar was relieved that the woman was saved from certain death. She stopped and turn to assess the situation. She raised a hand to make a series of gestures as she intoned a spell.


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Cast Toll the Dead, Wis Save DC 12
rolled 1 using 1d12.  Toll the Dead


DM
 GM, 144 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Tue 24 Mar 2020
at 13:23
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The kobold targeted by Aglar's spell's eyes widen when it feels the magic washing over it. However, it closes it's eyes and steels itself, shaking off the casting, and returning its attention to Gorn.


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Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

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Eli, you're ready to rock!


Eli Reiner
 player, 31 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 1
Tue 24 Mar 2020
at 23:28
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
With the path clear, Eli made his way closer to the family they were trying to protect. Glancing to his side as he moved, he saw an opportunity he couldn't pass up. Sure, the others looked like they could handle the creature, but why let someone else do what you can take credit for doing yourself? As he let another arrow fly, a thought occured to him. The only thing better would be if they struck it down and I somehow still got the credit... Nah, too many witnesses. The claim would never stick...


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Move: H-15
Action: Ranged Attack 23 > kobold @ D-15 for 8 damage

19:22, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 2 using 1d6.  Sneak Attack damage.
19:22, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 6 using 1d6+3.  Shortbow damage.
19:21, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 23 using 1d20+5.  Ranged Attack > Kobald @ D-15.


DM
 GM, 148 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 00:21
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Eli's target's growl is cut off by a gurggle of blood pooling in his throat as the young rogue's arrow finds it's home in the kobold's body. Fortunately the well placed shot leaves Mack, Newman, and Radiza with only one threat on their field of battle.


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Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

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Mack, your move!


Mack Jones
 player, 19 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 0
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 00:34
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Nearing the end of the battle, Mack is impressed by the newcomer's might. Almost all of the group of raiders have been killed, and they also protected the Swift family. He swings at the last kobold near him, so they can wrap this up. Then he can get someone to double check that Papa is okay.


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19:26, Today: Mack Jones rolled 11 using 1d20+5.  Attack vs Kobold E.
19:27, Today: Mack Jones rolled 9 using 1d6+3.  damage.


DM
 GM, 149 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 01:25
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack's intended victim ducks his swing deftly with a snarl bordering a snicker in his direction.


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Blessed: Banelin, Lisica, and Newman (see halo'ed wings on tokens, 10 rnds)
[X][X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Raged: Newman (see flex-guy on token, 10 rnds)
[X][X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

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Banelin, time to shine!


This message was last updated by the GM at 01:53, Wed 25 Mar 2020.

Banelin Bran
 player, 35 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 01:50
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Seeing as the woman is safe, Banelin charges at the wounded Kobold near him and tries chopping the kobolds down. While he does that, he shouts at any living kobolds,"Surrender now you scaly bastards, your surrounded and outclassed." he says, trying to be intimidating but failing.

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Move to J8
Action: Flanking Axe att on Kobold L

09:42, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 12 using 2d20+3, dropping the lowest dice only ((9,9)). Battleaxe att with Flanking bonus
09:44, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 2 using 1d8+1.  Dmg roll
Wow, what a roll.

09:47, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 7 using 1d20+4.  Intimidate check.
Welp, tried to end this quick and easy. But nope! ;p


DM
 GM, 150 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 02:25
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin just manages to end the final threat to the Swifts. Unfortunately, the last kobold, which Mack failed to strike down, returns the favor with a deep cut to the bugbear's chest.

A crossbow bolt whistles across the air and pierces through the back of the final kobold moments after it strikes. Falling to the ground before Mack, dagger rattling to his feet.

Banelin catches the whisper of magic words pass through the air, and the young commoner some know as Linan draws in a sharp intake of breath, sitting up suddenly, and looking to her bewildered, but grateful husband.

The battle is won, but there was a cost, many of the heroes are somewhat battered, some nearing broken.

The older farmer sit up slowly and looks to Mack, and the many kobolds around him, "Did you do all this, son?"

Cuth helps his wife to her feet, and looks to Gorn over his shoulder, "We have to get to the keep at the center of town. It's the safest place to be," his eyes glance up to the sky, "even with the threat of that monster. The kids will be slow, they're young."

He looks away from Gorn to Lisica and Banelin, "Could...could ye help us get there?" He motions towards the tall keep in the middle of town.


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Any follower of Bahamut is greeted with the hairs on the backs of your necks standing on end, or a chilling sensation running up your spine almost like the caress of a talon.

Banelin Bran
 player, 36 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 02:44
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin gives a nod to the commoners husband and unsaddles from his steed,"Your kin can ride on my mount, your wife might even fit with them if she wants. If you got any magics or combat prowess, you can defend them." he says to the commoners.
Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 36 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 0
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 03:01
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Aglar stopped and surveyed her surroundings. She shuttered silently. An eerie sensation crossed her neck and trailed down the front of her face. So many kobolds. Dragonkin. She shook her head to focus on the situation at hand. "Get everyone to safety. Hurry! There may be more. The dragon may return. Quickly!" She urged everyone to move as quickly as possible.
Mack Jones
 player, 21 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 0
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 03:49
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack grunts in pain at the kobold's last strike, and he looks around for where the crossbow bolt came from.

When he hears Farmer Jones speak, Mack feels most of the pain wash away by a flood of relief. He gently helps his father up and supports him. "Papa! All these people showed up and help, and we got all raiders good! They say dragon coming though Papa. Do we go?" Mack shows a little worry about the dragon, but mostly he trusts Papa to know what to do.


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22:10, Today: Mack Jones rolled 5 using 1d10+1.  second wind.

Eli Reiner
 player, 34 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 1
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 03:56
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Eli's first reaction was to help the people, but it looked like his new Dwarven companion had already begun to coordinate that. He began to search the bodies of the fallen kobolds hoping to find something that would give them a clue of who was involved and why they were here. Aglar was right, though. There was no telling how soon more would arrive and no telling if it would be just kobolds or the dragon they had glimpsed earlier. For all his boasting earlier, he was having second thoughts about meeting a dragon that closely right now. He hurried his search wishing he had more time to spare.


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Action: Investigation searching for some indication of affiliation such as a symbol, written orders, ritual scarring, etc... but I would be surprised if it yielded anything with that roll.

23:49, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 5 using 1d20+2.  Investigation.

After all those other rolls, the law of averages finally got me. Doh!


Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 29 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 08:08
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
As the kobold in front of Radiza was suddenly pierced by the bolt and life was fleeing its eyes, the yellow light that Radiza had infused it with re-emerged from it, taking with it precious energy, and returned to the Tabaxi. In a moment, the wound the kobold had inflicted with the dagger closed as its life was used to bolster hers. The prey dies, the hunter grows strong. Such was the way of the Claw.

For her own part Radiza looked about. The few villagers here were being gathered up, and the big furry growling one was preoccupied with its... father. Likely adopted, or Radiza didn't want to meet mom. Which reminded her to get back on task..

"The cats? Where are the cats?"

The villagers seemed to be too panicked to be of much help, so Radiza looked about and into the houses through windows and door openings.


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Radiza heals 4 hp from Hexblade's Curse

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Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 19 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 10:49
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
“We’ll help you,” Lisica said as she fixed her maul back in its holder. As much as she loved the weapon, it was slow to swing; speed was more important. A dagger from a dead kobold lay on the grass nearby, and she picked it up. It was an ugly, poorly made thing, but it would do for now. She drew her short sword in her off-hand.

“You can help your father?” She asked Mack.
DM
 GM, 153 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 12:01
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The farmer nodded to Lisica and his unusual son, "I can manage. Linan is right though, we need to make for the keep. Safest place to ride this out."

Linan was already hoisting her children to the back of the horse, and checking on Cuth, who was a little worse for wear. "Yes," she nodded, "the keep. Now."

The three children seemed to be observing the scene with stunned shock. One of the girls, particularly watching the Tabaxi flit from house to house in search of pets. She shook her head lightly, and leaned forward resting against her brother's back, who took the reigns with a nod to his parents.

The party gathered together in the road and headed towards the keep.

On the road to the keep, the sounds of raiding are all around you, as well as the distant shouts of citizens doing their best to either fight back or run.


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WIS (Perception) checks, please.

Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 31 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 12:40
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames

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Radiza SEES all. HEARS all. SMELLS all.
Tastes all? I dont know, cats are weird.


13:37, Today: Radiza of the Waning Moons rolled 22 using 1d20+2.  Looking for kitties and creatures of the draconic persuasion.


Eli Reiner
 player, 35 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 1
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 13:26
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames

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09:05, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 21 using 1d20+3.  Perception



Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 20 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 13:38
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames

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08:38, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 14 using 1d20+1.  WIS (Perception).


Banelin Bran
 player, 40 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 13:49
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames

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21:45, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 3 using 1d20+2.  Perception Check.

Banelin is a bit too distracted at the moment to worry about the little things or any thing that might possibly pose a threat to him. No, his mostly thinking about ale and other stuff that dwarves love to do.


Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 37 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 0
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 17:13
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames

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rolled 18 using 1d20+2.  Perception


DM
 GM, 155 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 17:21
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
As the party gathers and moves towards the keep in the center of town; several townsfolk are found hiding behind bushed, in darkened alleyways, and just outright paralyzed with fear in the entryway to their own homes.

After everyone is collected together and added to the protective unit, your count of Greenest citizens totals eleven; Cuth, Linan, the Swift children, Farmer Jones, and five newcomers discovered in hiding.

One of the commoners approaches Banelin, "Castellan Escobert, thank Chauntea. Are you leading us to the safety of the keep." The young man chokes on his words as his eyes reach Banelin's. "Oh my, I'm so sorry. I just saw a red-headed dwarf from the alley and thought you were the local Castellan, Escobert the Red. Many many apologies."
Mack Jones
 player, 24 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 0
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 18:40
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack is very worried by the revelation that his father is a mortal man, and he spends the journey fretting about like an overconcerned parent afraid of their toddler falling over with every step. Given his huge frame and bestial appearance, Farmer Jones seems more diminutive under this treatment despite being average height.

"We going to keep. Keep is dragon safe. Us all strong and good protection" Mack steps in to reassure his neighbors. A song would help calm people's moods, but if Mack started playing, he wouldn't be ready to catch Farmer Jones if he fell. He grasps his flute hanging in a side pouch to comfort himself. The keep would be a good place to play.


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13:31, Today: Mack Jones rolled 11 using 1d20+2.  Persuasion.
13:30, Today: Mack Jones rolled 10 using 1d20+2.  Perception check.


Gorn
 player, 12 posts
 Human
 Ranger 1
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 18:52
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Not in any shape to really help much until his wounds had been dealt with, Gorn moves along with the group, his eyes scanning the sky for any signs of the dragon.
Banelin Bran
 player, 42 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 21:25
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
In reply to DM (msg # 105):

Banelin was a bit miffed by this random humans assumption. He grumbles to himself in dwarven and looks at the commoners,"Listen last, just because I have red hair and your dwarf has red hair doesn't mean we're the same dwarves. How do you think on how you describe other humans, by their hair color or other features that you think this one person has." he says before the commoners he replies, he moves at the front angrily.
DM
 GM, 157 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 21:44
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
As the group, ever expanding continues towards the keep, you come across another set of raiders. This time, not kobolds. There are four younger men clad in black leather entering houses, and exiting shortly after with bags bulging with newly acquired loot. They are being directed by two people in robes in the center of the street. They have clearly not seen the heroes approaching them.


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To recap there are six (6) raiders ahead of you, four (4) leather clad thuggish looking types, and two (2) men in robes.

Banelin Bran
 player, 43 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 21:56
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin looks at the foes and looks at the civilians,"Hmm, I think we should retreat for now. With that many troops, a lot of casualties will arise if we attack. Let's just ignore them for now, what say you lads." he says to the party.
Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 21 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 22:55
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
“I don’t like the idea of them coming up on our tails. I don’t think they’ll be inclined to leave us alone once they spot us. And we’re a little too many to hide. I think it’d be best to take them down now while we can.” Lisica said in a low voice, keeping her eyes on the looters.
Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 33 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 23:09
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Radiza was at a loss. No matter where she searched, there were no cats to be found. And this time the Claw was not prodding her in the right direction. She climbed a house to look about, and noticed the looters in the distance. Typical. A little chaos and folk took advantage. But wasn't it odd that they came just as the dragon and kobolds attacked? Could they be in league with one another? She casually slid down the roof, planted her claws in the wood of the wall and casually slid down, leaving some furrows ans strolled up to the dwarf she had met earlier.

"Hey short stuff. I think I found your cultists." She pointed in the direction of the looters. "Knew just when the dragon and kobolds would attack it seems and started looting the same minute. Bit too much coincidence for chance, eh?"


She looked at the others for a far more important matter.
"Has anyone seen any cats?"
Banelin Bran
 player, 44 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 23:20
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin look closely at the two robed figures and thinks for a bit,"Looks like they would fit in a cult, especially one that would revere dragons. I wouldn't be surprised their looting to appease the dragon that was attacking this town." he says to the tabaxi that still looking for cats, then replies to his tiefling companion,"I'm not saying we should hide, I meant to avoid them for now. Their are a lot of passage ways in this town, we can avoid them through their without the need of stealth."
Mack Jones
 player, 25 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 0
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 23:37
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack cocks his head in confusion, not understanding the dwarf's argument. "But we strong. Need to go stop them and help neighbors." Fending off bandits was one of Papa's rules, so obviously that was the correct action to take.
Banelin Bran
 player, 45 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 23:43
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin, in turn, looks at the bugbear in confusion, just noticing the furry creature until now,"Uhm, okay, you probably don't understand but we may be strong but they very weak." he says  very slowly so the bugbear can understand, and points to the commoners and children,"Bad man might attack weak humans to satisfy giant flying lizard, do you understand?"
Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 34 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 23:54
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Amidst the chaos Radiza took a good look at the keep. If there was a keep, there should be some sort of militia or soldiers to man it. Else it wasn't much use for a keep, and the cultists would take over the village with their dragon rather then just raid it. Granted, those soldiers were likely currently preoccupied with rallying at their stronghold rather then looking to make an attack on the raiders. Whoever these attackers were, they were an interesting lot. Working with a dragon, then the humans, and the kobolds to boot. Such a diverse force. Organized too no doubt, to pull off an attack like this. But still not enough to take over the fort, or want to. Tactics had never been her forte, but this was closer to a battlefield strategy then anything else, and she could imagine the pieces moving on the map. If raiding was their goal, they would have the means for transport just out of town to quickly get away with their spoils. And possibly backup. A right good mess this was to go find some cats in. Still, while she was here, she might earn some coin some other way; Gratitude! And that meant these good folk needed the coin to pay her with in their hands rather then carted off..

"If we take out their leaders on the ground they may well lose the drive to continue this raid. Plus... they're bandits, not soldiers. Their equipment is paltry compared to some of ours. As long as the robed ones aren't spellslingers we should be able to take 'm. Or put some arrows in them first, that'll work too."

This message was last edited by the player at 23:54, Wed 25 Mar 2020.

Newman
 player, 24 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 00:05
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
After the battle had finished, the red eyed warforged made a quick glance around and found the kobolds were all dead.  No foes to be found he had little reason to continue in this combat mode.  His energy levels returned to normal and the rage subsided.  His eyes flickered and then returned to their normal dull blue, his face no longer a mask of anger he wore in the fight.  He followed the others not sure where to go next.

Then they found more people.  He decided to stand protectively very near the front of the group after that almost by instinct.  When they spotted the looters they might be, he was glad to be there at the front, it meant he was the closest to the potential enemy.

Newman understood the situation pretty well.  As well as he could anyway.  It seemed simple to him.  After a moment of listening to the others he turned to the group.  "Why not have these people take cover in one of the houses behind us while we deal with them?"  He jerked a thumb towards the looters.  He cocked his head towards the wounded looking Gorn.  "You look hurt bad.  Maybe you stay with them?"

Newman nodded to Radiza's words.  "The guys in robes look like the bosses...  they stand there while others do work.  We hit them first, yes?"



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19:52, Today: Newman rolled 22 using 1d20+2 with rolls of 20.  perception check.

Nat 20!  Newman sees all!  LOL



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Mack Jones
 player, 26 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 0
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 00:35
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack frowns. Papa says it's not nice to call humans weak. Plus, Mack's never heard of a giant flying lizard, so he's starting to think this short foreigner isn't very smart. Why, the only flying thing he's seen recently was the dragon, which...

After blanking out a bit at the memory, Mack comes to with his conviction firmed up. He quotes another of Papa's rules: "Neighbors help each other." Everyone needs to do their part, even children. For Mack, that's helping out with his strength. That's how the community gets through tough times, and right now times seem pretty tough.

He addresses everyone else, "Still haven't seen us. We can surprise attack."

This message was last edited by the player at 00:37, Thu 26 Mar 2020.

Eli Reiner
 player, 37 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 1
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 05:29
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Eli stayed mostly silent as they debated their course of action. He eyed the looters and robed figures as he considered what he had found on the kobolds. ...treasure, or at least whatever they could grab that looked valuable. He moved over to the others with his voice low. "I say we surprise this lot here, but we should try and take one. Someone has to know why this cult is here. It can't just be for whatever barely valuable trinkets they are grabbing. Can it?"
Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 39 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 0
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 06:02
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Aglar ushered the people of the town as best as he could. When he spotted the raiders, he turned to gauge the his group of people. His companions ... they had jumped to the defense of the town when they spotted the raiders. "I believe that the townfolk feel embolden and wish to fight. But some of you are hurt, let me offer some healing before we continue." He pulled out his holy symbol of Bahamut. Whichever who believes to be hurt the worse should step forward. "You may kiss this symbol... or press this to your forehead, if that suits you better." Aglar waited expectantly for someone to receive the blessing.
Banelin Bran
 player, 47 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 06:21
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin sees that his out voted and gives out a sigh,"Fine, we'll attack them, but I'm going with the tinman's plan of putting the villagers in a nearby house. If they can fight, then they'll protect the ones that can't." he says, readying his axe and says to the bugbear,"We'll take care of those raiders, seeing as we're more well armed and know magic, you aren't obligated to help us. We're no neighbor of yours."

This message was last edited by the player at 06:22, Thu 26 Mar 2020.

Mack Jones
 player, 28 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 0
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 11:00
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack is surprised by the offer to stay out of the fighting. Normally everyone looks at him and just assumes that he enjoys violence. Even his father gave him martial training with the expectation that fighting would find Mack whether he liked it or not. To be offered a chance to sit the fighting out was... strange, but nice. Gripping his flute's pouch, his mind forms half-baked plans to play peaceful music to calm the other villagers while they leave any problems of dragons and cultists to these outsiders to take care of.

In his indecision, he looks to Papa for reassurance, but what he sees just confuses him further. For the first time, Mack realizes his father is old. More than just problems of chronic joint pain and insomnia, Farmer Jones is no longer fit to be on a battlefield, and it showed in the last skirmish. In fact, he looks like he's going to accept the offer to stay out of sight for the next battle, so Mack could stay behind as well to protect him. Doing so wouldn't break any of Papa's rules.

Mack closes his eyes and steadies his breath. As he opens his eyes, he lets go of his flute pouch for now. It's not listed in any of his father's rules, yet he knows what choice to make. After all, the raiders are attacking the community he grew up in. He replies determinedly, "Greenest is my home. I keep defending it. Keep fighting."
Gorn
 player, 14 posts
 Human
 Ranger 1
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 12:09
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn nods at the Warforged's suggestion and walks over to Mack, "You know this town best, which of these houses will be the best to protect them in?"
Mack Jones
 player, 30 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 0
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 12:31
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack doesn't know much about tactical choices beyond sticking everyone in a large enough building, so he defers the question to Farmer Jones. Plus, helping out in this way will ease the man's pride some. "Papa, you answer best."
DM
 GM, 159 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 13:14
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The farmer glanced around the small area with weary eyes and nodded towards a small grove with no house in it at all. "There actually. The town gazebo. It's surrounded by a grove of trees and bushes, we can lay low, and they're not apt to bother with it as it doesn't contain anything of value which seems to be their target. We can keep everybody comfortably sheltered there, and wait you out."


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Everybody can roll initiative and just leave it in the dice roller. I'll scoop it up out of there once all 8 of you have rolled. Feel free to post your ready response, and you will all get a surprise round once I start you off.

Eli Reiner
 player, 38 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 1
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 13:44
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Once it seemed that the group had come to an agreement, Eli took his bow in hand and drew an arrow in preparation as he waited for the townspeople to move to a safer position.
Gorn
 player, 15 posts
 Human
 Ranger 1
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 13:49
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn nods at the farmer's response, "Let's get everyone over there then." as he starts motioning to the locals to move toward the gazebo. "We can have a couple of the more able-bodied help us keep a watch." as he walked with Mack toward the gazebo.
Banelin Bran
 player, 49 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 13:56
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Good idea lad, best to have a look out." Banelin says to Gorn, and without a mount, he readies his axe and raise his shield, prepared for combat.
Mack Jones
 player, 32 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 0
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 15:08
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Before he joins the others in getting ready, Mack hesitates. Banelin made Mack consider why he was fighting in a way that he hadn't before, so he feels more nervous than he usually does. He decides to seek divine reassurance even if he doesn't usually approach clerics. He makes his way over to Aglar, and he shifts awkwardly from foot to foot before crouching to make his head somewhat level with the holy symbol. "Umm, Mack not hurt much, but maybe get blessing anyways?"
Newman
 player, 25 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 15:20
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Not Tin Man. I am Newman."  The warforged eyed the dwarf on horseback a moment, saying aloud enough so the others could hear.  He however was slient as the others formulated how to enact his proposed plan.  He felt a sense of relief in that moment.  He had the idea, yes, but how to make it reality was not entirely easy for him.  He just knew that them hiding was probably better than standing here while they attacked.

Seeing the new plan was ready, Newman readied his maul, and prepared himself for battle once again.  His injury was very minor so he wasn't at all concerned at the moment for that.  His eyes began flickering again as if about to change color.  He took up a stance ready to charge their declared enemy weapon gripped tight in two three fingered hands.  "Standby for Maximum power."   The quiet voice did not sound like he did normally while speaking, it was a very flat monotone and higher pitched.
Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 40 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 0
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 16:12
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
In reply to Mack Jones (msg # 129):

Aglar was slightly surprised that the bugbear crouch to accept the blessing. "Mack. You're a curious fellow. Bahamut's blessing on those that seek his favor. Remember to protect the weak and strive for goodness." He held the holy symbol which was a small dragon claw. It was carved from a piece of wood about the size of his hand. He pressed it on Mack's forehead. "You may rise, Mack."




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Cast Guidance (Mack can roll 1d4). Aglar will concentrate for the next 1 minute




This message was last edited by the player at 17:33, Fri 27 Mar 2020.

DM
 GM, 164 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Fri 27 Mar 2020
at 17:05
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The eclectic party of heroes has elected to get the jump on the random band of raiders standing in the path of their trip to the keep. Clearly too focused on their mission to loot, even with the robed persons in the middle of the road directing the action, none of them seem to notice the heroes approach.


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You will all receive a surprise round as you hid your NPCs before they were able to witness and take action.

Mack: Guidance (Aglar's concentration)[ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Eli, it is your turn.

**MAP UPDATED!**


This message was last edited by the GM at 23:53, Fri 27 Mar 2020.

Eli Reiner
 player, 40 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 1
Fri 27 Mar 2020
at 21:59
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
With the cultists in sight, Eli had his pick of targets. He considered going for the looters but decided against it. He remembered the advice of Captain N'Rell. Don't always go for the weakest spot. That's the obvious choice. They'll be expecting that. With those words in mind, Eli took careful aim at one of the acolytes who appeared to be directing the rest.

As sure as he was in his shot, Eli quickly made a tactical maneuver to put some of the hardier companions closer to the enemy.


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Action: Ranged Attack crit vs Acolyte A for 22 damage

Move: > K-1

17:54, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 11 using 2d6.  Critical Damage.
17:54, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 6 using 1d6.  Sneak Attack damage.
17:53, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 5 using 1d6+3.  Shortbow damage.
17:53, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 16 using 1d20+5.  Unneeded advantage roll.
17:53, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 25 using 1d20+5.  Ranged Attack > Acolyte A.


DM
 GM, 169 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 00:04
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The arrow fired quietly from the midst of the heroes found a home deep in the breast of one of the raiders directing traffic in the middle of the road. His cry of pain barely a whisper as the light of life died away in his eyes.


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Mack: Guidance (Aglar's concentration)[ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Gorn, it is your turn.

**MAP UPDATED!**


This message was last updated by the GM at 02:28, Sat 28 Mar 2020.

Gorn
 player, 18 posts
 Human
 Ranger 1
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 02:12
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
After positioning some of the more able bodied men around the perimeter of the gazebo, Gorn slowly moves along the perimeter of the gazebo facing where the rest of the party is attacking the acolytes, keeping an eye toward the location of the acolytes.


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22:12, Today: Gorn rolled 18 using 1d20+3.  Perception Check.

DM
 GM, 171 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 02:30
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn, injured, and choosing to stay behind to support the locals in case of danger; keeps a weary eye on the battle before him and their surroundings. So far he has noticed nothing of note beyond the heroes' attack on the raiders.


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Mack: Guidance (Aglar's concentration)[ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Lisica, it is your turn.

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Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 22 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 03:13
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Moving into close combat, it’s immediately apparent to Lisica the change in weaponry was not the best choice. It was faster, but she overcompensated for the lack of weight. Too late to change now. She could only hope she hadn’t made a fatal mistake.



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Move to K7
Attacking Acolyte
21:58, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 11 using 1d20+2.  Atk daggar.
22:00, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 3 using 1d4+2.  Damage dagger.
21:59, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 7 using 2d20, dropping the lowest dice only.  Atk short sword.


DM
 GM, 172 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 17:25
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lisica's dagger attack found a home in the Acolyte's flesh, but her shortsword just missed. It would be an adjustment to the new weapon setup, but certainly the warrior could manage.


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Mack: Guidance (Aglar's concentration)[ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Mack, it is your turn.

**MAP UPDATED!**


Mack Jones
 player, 37 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 0
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 19:13
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack charges the closest cultist. He tries to keep in mind Eli's recommendation that they keep one alive, but he misjudges the strength needed to knock someone out. His axe digs into the cultist's skull.


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Move to H7. Melee attack Cultist A relying on reach given by Long-Limbed trait.

I was going to say that Mack's attack knocks them out if they hit 0, but I'm not sure that rule works if you insta-kill by having damage double their hp.
14:00, Today: Mack Jones rolled 25 using 2d20+5, dropping the lowest dice only.  Melee Attack v Cultist A.
14:02, Today: Mack Jones rolled 28 using 6d6+3.  Crit damage (+racial Suprise Attack).
quote:
Suprise Attack. If you suprise a creature and hit it with an attack on your first turn in combat, the attack deals an extra 2d6 damage to it. You can use this trait only once per combat.


DM
 GM, 173 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sun 29 Mar 2020
at 15:50
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack's blow landed cleanly on the cultist he had targeted, and the unmistakable sounds of shattering bone seemed to echo across the battlefield. The cultist gazed upon him for the briefest of moments before his eyes went glassy, and his body crumpled to the ground. This particular encounter with a bugbear would forever prove to be his last.


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Cultist A is very, very dead from massive damage.
Mack: Guidance (Aglar's concentration)[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Newman, it is your turn.

**MAP UPDATED!**


Newman
 player, 27 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Sun 29 Mar 2020
at 17:36
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Through the chaos of the battlefield Newman focused on his target, his anger swelling once again.  He began to charge forward, picking up speed as he went with his maul held at the ready.  Partway to the last of the two Acolytes in robes however his eyes flared their red color and he bellowed a roar...  His anger however boiled over like before and he wasn't quite as accurate as he might have hoped.  He needed to try to reign in this use of the power he had but was not as experienced with control as of yet.



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Movement:  To J7.

Action: Attack Acolyte B

13:27, Today: Newman rolled 9 using 1d20+5.  Attack Acolyte B.

Wow, I fan him with wind of my maul missing him probably.  LOL

Bonus Action:  RAGE!  Second and last one until long rest.


DM
 GM, 175 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sun 29 Mar 2020
at 19:09
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The warforged blow did indeed come up short, and also failed to draw the acolyte's attention away from the tiefling that had at least stabbed him.


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Mack: Guidance (Aglar's concentration)[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
Newman: Rage [X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Aglar, it is your turn.

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Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 49 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 0
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 02:08
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Aglar loaded his crossbow. He felt that he needed to conserve his divine blessings. His arrogance limited his connection with Bahamut. He raised the crossbow and fired at the acolyte. The bolt flew high. Aglar shifted his feet in order to get a better view.



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Attack Acolyte
rolled 9,9 using 1d20+3,1d8+1.  ATK/DAM

Move to H2


DM
 GM, 177 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 13:08
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Frustration mounts in the heroes as another well-aimed shot falls just below the mark.


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Mack: Guidance (Aglar's concentration)[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
Newman: Rage [X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

Banelin, it is your turn.

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Banelin Bran
 player, 53 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 13:23
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin charges with his little dwarven legs and stands right next to Newman, he then swings his axe on the robed figure but he dodges his strike.

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Move to I7
Action: Use Battle axe on Acolyte B
21:20, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 9 using 1d20+3.  Battle-axe Attack.


DM
 GM, 180 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 13:29
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The acolyte before them has managed to skillfully avoid another attack from the heroes as tensions mount in the battlefield.


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Mack: Guidance (Aglar's concentration)[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
Newman: Rage [X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

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Radiza, it is your turn.


Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 38 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 14:18
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
with unexpected swiftness Radiza drew ahead of the others as they clashed into the line of enemies, striking at the cultist in the back with great ferocity. Her longsword was out and struck the cultist dead center!



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Move to G10 (Feline swiftness)
Attack Cultist B, 22 to hit, 12 damage.

16:15, Today: Radiza of the Waning Moons rolled 22 using 1d20+5.  Attack Cultist B.
16:15, Today: Radiza of the Waning Moons rolled 12 using 1d8+5.  Damage cultist B.


DM
 GM, 182 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 22:07
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The tabaxi's attack lands home with a fierceness, and the cultist collapses to the ground, no longer a combatant.


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Mack: Guidance (Aglar's concentration)[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
Newman: Rage [X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

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Eli, it is your turn. Advantage is lost.


Eli Reiner
 player, 45 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 1
Tue 31 Mar 2020
at 02:51
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Once everyone jumped into action, it became difficult to line up a good shot. He tried to be careful not to get the others in the crossfire. Perhaps he was too careful and missed entirely. Should any attention come to him, Eli made a point to move further away from Gorn and where the other villagers were.


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Action: missed Ranged Attack for > Cultist C

Move: F-2

22:38, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 6 using 1d20+5.  Ranged Attack > Cultist C.


This message was last edited by the player at 10:20, Tue 31 Mar 2020.

DM
 GM, 183 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Tue 31 Mar 2020
at 12:46
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The once sharpshooting young rogue manages to actually miss a shot, but positions himself for a better view of the field.


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Mack: Guidance (Aglar's concentration)[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
Newman: Rage [X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

**MAP UPDATED!**
Lisica, it is your turn. Advantage is lost. (Gorn it is naturally your turn, if you chose to act, post in OOC and you can enter after Lisica, you're both 21)


Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 23 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Tue 31 Mar 2020
at 14:45
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
With a minor adjustment to grip and stance the blows fell more surely. The dagger’s reach still came up short, but the short sword offered more of a threat.


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Attacking Acolyte B
09:25, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 3 using 1d6.
09:25, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 18 using 1d20.  Atk short sword.
09:24, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 8 using 1d20+2.  Atk daggar.


DM
 GM, 184 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Tue 31 Mar 2020
at 19:08
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lisica strikes down the second robed villain, and the threat is thinned a touch more. The blade of her shortsword finding a neat home in the aclyte's breast.


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Mack: Guidance (Aglar's concentration)[X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
Newman: Rage [X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

**MAP UPDATED!**
Mack, it is your turn. Advantage is lost.


Mack Jones
 player, 40 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 0
Tue 31 Mar 2020
at 22:47
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack winces as he hears the skull crack. He'll have to be more careful to make sure they stay alive, so he sheathes his handaxe for now. Mack runs up to the other Cultist and tries to drag him away from the house they're looting. If he slips away, then Mack moves to block any escape.


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Move to K10.
Action: Grapple Cultist D (20 vs athletics/acrobatics check. Tie results in status quo not changing, i.e. grapple failing)
If succeed: Move at half-speed to J10, dragging Cultist D to K10.
If fail: Move to L11.

17:31, Today: Mack Jones rolled 20 using 1d20+5.  Grapple vs Cultist D.


DM
 GM, 185 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 1 Apr 2020
at 12:01
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack crosses the field and grabs one of the cultists in his massive arms, dragging him away from the home he was looting and into the streets.


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Mack: Guidance (Aglar's concentration)[X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
Newman: Rage [X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

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Newman, it is your turn. Advantage is lost.


Newman
 player, 31 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Wed 1 Apr 2020
at 21:03
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman was furious at himself more than anything else as these two fights they had so far he was missing more than hitting.  He tried, he really did try to reign in his anger somewhat with control as he moved towards the last cultist who wasn't being manhandled by a bugbear.  A growl and he swung his maul in a vicious attack intending to end the man before him.  They had captured one so as far as he was concerned, this guy was going down...  though it might be all the pent up frustration driving him to want to hurt the guy, the proverbial scapegoat.



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Movement:  to K6

Action:  Attack Cultist C

16:56, Today: Newman rolled 13 using 1d20+5.  Attack Cultist C.

16:56, Today: Newman rolled 13 using 2d6+5. Ouch...  Damage if that actually hit.

Bonus action:  Still raging.


DM
 GM, 187 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 1 Apr 2020
at 21:56
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The warforged manages to eliminate the last cultist free to act on his own. The field has been cleared of hostile combatants as long as Mack contains his grappling partner.


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Mack: Guidance (Aglar's concentration)[X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
Newman: Rage [X][X][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

**MAP UPDATED!**
Aglar, it is your turn. Advantage is lost.


Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 40 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Wed 1 Apr 2020
at 22:16
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Radiza freed her sword from the cultist's chest and gave it a swing to clear the most of the blood off it. She noticed the large furry one drag off the last foe.
"Ah, prisoner. Good for some questions on what is going on!"

This message was last edited by the player at 22:16, Wed 01 Apr 2020.

Banelin Bran
 player, 57 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 1 Apr 2020
at 22:47
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin puts a hand on his chest, his hand then brightly glows and all major injuries he sustained are healed. He then looks at the prisoner and the party,"Well, I'm gonna go get the townsfolk and we'll interrogate the prisoner once we make it to the keep." he says, then heads to the gazebo to give the all clear.

Uses lay on hands to gain 5hp

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Newman
 player, 32 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Thu 2 Apr 2020
at 12:16
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
After pounding the stuffing out of the cultist, Newman ran over to the one Mack held, his eyes still red for a moment as he replaced his maul in the straps he had across his body designed to hold the large weapon.  The eyes became blue once again as he attempted to help the bugbear that had so far proven to be an ally in the fight here.  "I help you!"  Newman said to Mack as he went hands on to hold the man down.  He growled at the cultist.  "STAY DOWN!"


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Using Help action to give Mack advantages on any grapple checks needed to keep the guy pinned if I can and/or to tie him up.

DM
 GM, 189 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Thu 2 Apr 2020
at 12:29
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman secured the prisoner with some rope while Mack held him fast. Banelin returns shortly with the villagers and Gorn. Hope lies ahead as the keep walls can be seen just a few short moments down the road; looming through hazes of smoke and flashes of flame as a safety zone.
Banelin Bran
 player, 58 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Thu 2 Apr 2020
at 22:06
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Seeing as the keeps only a few moments away, Banelin turns to the party,"Lads and lassies, keep your eyes peeled. The keep may be the most safest place in this town, but the safest place is obviously the one that will attract most enemies. You can bet a raid of some sort is happening right now."
Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 41 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Thu 2 Apr 2020
at 22:37
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Or not." Radiza said rather matter-of-factly. She knew a bit of these things it seemed.
"I think they might be after the easy pickings. Assaulting a keep is hard, and with how easily these mooks went down and what they were doing, I think they're more bandits then soldiers. Cause a panic, and do a quick dash and grab in the outskirts while the defenders stay at the keep. I think that's their plan. Still, you're right, best be a bit careful. I'll get on a roof and peek. There's still that dragon and all."

Radiza did just that, climb a high roof with casual ease from where she could see in the direction of the keep to see if anything was going on, but first she quickly scanned the sky to make sure she was not going to be a snack for a passing scaly foe.
Gorn
 player, 20 posts
 Human
 Ranger 1
Fri 3 Apr 2020
at 02:50
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Nodding in agreement with Banelin, Gorn began to lead the locals towards the keep, keeping himself out front in order to keep an eye for anything that could be a threat.


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22:48, Today: Gorn rolled 10 using 1d20+3.  Perception Check.

Eli Reiner
 player, 47 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 1
Fri 3 Apr 2020
at 03:02
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Whether bandits or not, let's get these people to the keep and find out what's going on here. Maybe someone in charge will know more." Eli took up a spot towards the rear of the group to prevent any surprises from behind them as they moved.
Newman
 player, 33 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Fri 3 Apr 2020
at 03:06
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"So... uh... do we take the people to the Keep or not?"  Newman asked his teammates.  He tried to keep his attention on their surroundings, doing a threat search of the area as they debate their course of action.



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23:03, Today: Newman rolled 19 using 1d20+2.  Perception check.

Banelin Bran
 player, 59 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Fri 3 Apr 2020
at 03:37
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Yes, of course where going to the keep, just have to be very cautious about it. These civilians need protection after all, and we got a prisoner with us that might provide whoever's in charge valuable information and we'll give me enough time to call for reinforcements." he says hopefully, leading his horse that's currently carrying the Swift's.
Mack Jones
 player, 42 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 0
Fri 3 Apr 2020
at 05:47
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack tosses the trussed up prisoner over his shoulder and walks with everyone. "Question bandit at keep?" he asks, casually shrugging his shoulder and the guy on top of it.
Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 24 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Fri 3 Apr 2020
at 12:22
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
“Yes, we can question him at the keep,” Lisica answered Mack. She’d moved towards the front of the group as well. Privately she wasn’t so sure he was a bandit or a solider for that matter. Leosin had written of a cult; that was the worry that circled her thoughts. Cults were worse.
Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 54 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 0
Fri 3 Apr 2020
at 20:57
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Aglar watched the others bing the bandit. "Let's move. Let me know if anyone is seriously injured. I may bestow a blessing from Bahamut."



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Just so I'm clear. I'm offering a Cure Wounds spell :)
Blessing = Spell in this context
Only got one.


DM
 GM, 191 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Fri 3 Apr 2020
at 21:19
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The dragon is indeed still strafing the village from end to end occasionally letting out a blast of its fierce lightning breath. Fortunately for the adventurers and their charges, the keep took only a few more minutes to reach. No more raiders seemed to block their path.

As they enter the keep, the massive gates are closed just behind the final person to enter. Inside, the heroes take note of a pale, balding human, ferociously wringing his hands as he listens to something being reported to him by a read headed dwarf with a wildly braided beard, wearing the badge of a castellan.


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Mack Jones
 player, 45 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 0
Sat 4 Apr 2020
at 01:24
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack feels more reassured when they all get into the keep. These big stone walls always amazed him. Mack's also never seen the castellan up close before! The massive bugbear starts to feel a little intimidated, and he just wants to get his father and neighbors settled. He gently places the prisoner on the ground. "You all take bandit for questions. We go over there and calm down."

He then helps shepherd the villagers to the place that has been set up to receive them. He readies his flute in order to provide some distraction from the dragon roars and occasional sounds of carnage. As he grabs his flute with the determination to comfort, he feels a sudden rush of something flow from his instrument. Having built up during the march from the Swift farm to here, the magic flowing through him is all tingly and nice. Mack feels a surge of confidence in the midst of all the chaos.

Papa's lullaby definitely work now.

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Banelin Bran
 player, 62 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sat 4 Apr 2020
at 01:46
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin feels as if Moradin had praised him for his good deed and gave him a small fraction of his powers. He gives a nod to Mack and looks at the Swift's before they go,"You lads and lassies give me back my mount once your safe and recovered." he says, picking up the bandit and looks toward the red headed dwarf and the balding human,"I presume you two are the leaders of this town." he says, loud enough to get their attention.
Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 42 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Sat 4 Apr 2020
at 08:54
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Radiza was puzzled. Still no cats. But the Claw favored her, for he felt the magic in her grow to bolster her. So whatever she was doing, seemed to be the correct course. That meant she should continue the search. But inside the keep? The cats here would be safe. She climbed the keep's wall and looked over the burning village.

"Where are you, my kittens?.."



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Casting False Life (at will from eldritch invocation).
10:51, Today: Radiza of the Waning Moons rolled 6 using 1d4+4.  False Life THP.


This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 08:55, Sat 04 Apr 2020.

Tarbaw Nighthill
 NPC, 1 post
 Human
 Governor of Greenest
Sat 4 Apr 2020
at 17:29
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The two conversing men turn to look upon Banelin. The human approaches him with an amazing mix of both deference and command. "My name is Tarbaw Nighthill, I am the Mayor of Greenest." He indicates the red-haired dwarf who had made his way to the mayor's side gazing over the heroes suspiciously. "This is Castellan Escobert the Red, the master of our keep."

He clears his throat from deep down, "I see that you brought in a prisoner, in addition to saving the lives of many of our citizens. I thank you for that action. I'm glad to have a prisoner so that we can know exactly what we're up against, and why."

He nods towards the guard with which the prisoner was charge, and nods. The man clicks his heels together and salutes the pair of leaders before marching the prisoner several hundred feet away to a well kept cell in the yard of the keep.

Tarbaw rubs his hands together "These raiders have isolated the keep from the rest of town, surrounding us with guards. However, they have not organized an attack, and it doesn't seem as if they intend to. They only seem to care about looting our town."

His voice breaks for just a moment, but he quickly regathers his air of authority, "N..not everyone made it to the keep before we felt forced to close the gates. Perhaps, the eight of you could help us? Save some of the citizens that are still out there and bring them to safety?"
Escobert the Red
 NPC, 1 post
 Shield Dwarf
 Castellan of Greenest
Sat 4 Apr 2020
at 17:32
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Escobert steps forward and particularly addresses Banelin, "There is an entrance to an old tunnel that will lead you out of the keep underground, and out near the river banks. It was meant as a means of collecting water during a siege, but I bet you could use it to slip in and out with citizens unnoticed by the raiders."
Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 56 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 1
Sat 4 Apr 2020
at 17:45
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Aglar entered the keep, helping the townsfolk manage the trek. He let out a breath feeling assured of his safety. But he saw the dragon continue to terrorize the town. He wasn't sure that the keep would hold if the dragon turned its attention here. He watched the dragon until they shut the gates.



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rolled 19 using 1d20+2.  Perception
What color type is the dragon?


Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 43 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Sat 4 Apr 2020
at 19:24
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Tarbaw Nighthill:
Tarbaw rubs his hands together "These raiders have isolated the keep from the rest of town, surrounding us with guards. However, they have not organized an attack, and it doesn't seem as if they intend to. They only seem to care about looting our town."


"Told you so!" Came a mysterious feline voice somewhere on top the wall.

As Tarbaw and Escobert finished the mercenary Tabaxi reappeared overhead, fists planted on hips in a pose of bravado.

"I happen to be for hire! I'll be cheap too, I got cats to save out there anyhow. Any idea where they may have gone? Oh, and the citizens?"
Banelin Bran
 player, 63 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sat 4 Apr 2020
at 23:53
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin rolls his eyes at Radiza's bravado,"Ignore my compatriot here, this town needs help and it's our duty to do so for free" he says and turns to the Castellan,"So this tunnel is a more safer path to escort civilians. Well then, lead the way then."
Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 58 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 1
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 01:29
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"We can certainly help." Aglar offered. He loaded a crossbow and checked the straps of his armor. "Though some of us could use some rest, but we need to press on for the sake of the townsfolk."


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Last chance for a Cure Wounds :)

Mack Jones
 player, 46 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 02:54
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
As Mack brings back Bannelin's horse, he overhears the last bit of the conversation about saving citizens through the tunnels. He hesitates for only a moment before joining in, "Mack strong. Mack help too." After all, defending Greenest is the first and only so far of Mack's rules. Mack likes rules as they help him make decisions in complicated things. Decisions are hard otherwise.

Plus, he's settled down the other villagers now. Maybe he can use his music to help these outsiders relax some while saving the village!
Tarbaw Nighthill
 NPC, 2 posts
 Human
 Governor of Greenest
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 13:48
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Tarbaw nods, pleased, "Please follow me to the top of the wall, we can survey the town and we can decide where best to apply your skills."

With that, Mayor Nighthill heads up the stairs to the top of the keep wall. From the top of the wall you can see the small contingent of raiders grouped in a broad circle around the keep. They certainly do not seem to be readying an attack, but they would definitely prevent any unarmed citizens from attempting to reach the keep. They seem to patrol together in a fairly well regulated pattern to cover gaps as well.

Tarbaw indicates a large building surrounded by a short flagstone wall, "That is our temple to Chauntea, we know for a fact our priest, Eadyan Falconmoon, is holed up inside with many citizens that need rescuing.

He also indicates a small building on the river to the other side of the keep. <blue>There also is the town mill, the raiders seem to be preparing to raze it. There could be workers inside, but more importantly, this village would grind to a halt if they raze our mill."


Tarbaw also indicates the dragon in the sky. "So far, the beast has only swooped in to frighten us, but we're starting to become used to his presence, and I worry what will happen when the soldiers no longer fear his presence."
Newman
 player, 34 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 17:05
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman dutifully follows along for the survey, he walked in a slow circle around the top eyeing the raider's perimeter and then of course the dragon for a time.  His attention came back to the mayor when he mentioned people trapped in the temple.  He focused his dull blue glowing eyes on the place a moment waiting for his chance to speak without interrupting anyone else.  "Maybe the temple should be first?  Then the Mill.  If there is no people left the town will die a lot faster than the mill."  His tone hinted at sadness as he gave his opinion to his comrades. "A friend of mine once told me that things do not come before people."
Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 59 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 1
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 17:36
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"But the mayor said that there may be workers inside the Mill as well." Aglar scanned the town below him. "Newman is right in that we have to save them. But which should we go to first? Or should we split into two smaller groups and head out?"
Newman
 player, 35 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 17:41
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"But he KNOWS people are there."  Newman replied, pointing one of his large digits towards the temple.  Simple minded he might be, but this seemed important to him to make others understand.  "Nobody knows if workers are in the mill or not."
Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 60 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 1
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 17:52
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Newman, you make a strong case." Aglar turned to the others. "I agree with Newman, we should first save those within the Temple."
Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 44 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 18:40
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The Tabaxi surveyed the scene, and the mission ahead. Sieges were very much her expertise. Not as a commander, but living through one. Her mind raced as to what the attackers would be doing right now, and how that could be used to their advantage.
"These cultists are still in the opening phase of the siege. Their attention is divided between bringing in numbers to keep us pinned in the keep and looting the town. These last holdfasts are but a distraction to them. If their goal is the loot, then we can be sure the main body of their force is not at the civilians. We can strike quickly and pull them out, but we must not take long, lest they call in overwhelming numbers, or the dragon."

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Mack Jones
 player, 47 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 18:55
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack shivers at the last bit and avoids paying too much attention to the sky. "We all stay together. Dragon too dangerous if split." Mack isn't sure if all together they would have any better chance of surviving a dragon attack, but he would feel more safe with numbers. To help stave off his fear, he uses his finger to softly tap a beat on his flute.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:57, Sun 05 Apr 2020.

Banelin Bran
 player, 64 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 22:50
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin surveys the two possible place that need help the most, and rubs his red haired beard in though,"Well lads, I believe that mill needs to be first. That church looks to be more fortified and durable, while the mill can easily be destroyed. But the safety of the civilians is the first priority, so we go to the church."
Eli Reiner
 player, 51 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 2
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 23:16
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Eli listened to the mayor explain the situation. He nodded in agreement to what seemed to be the overall sentiment. "The people have to come first. I'll do what I can to help. Where are the survivors who already made it back here? Rumors of finding Talis had brought him this way. He wondered if she had found her way to the keep or had escaped Greenest before the attack. There was another possibility but he chose not to entertain the thought.
Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 25 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Mon 6 Apr 2020
at 04:09
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Once the small group of the townsfolk was safely ensconced in the keep, Lisica wanted nothing more than to search for Leosin. But circumstances didn’t allow for that now. She joined the group that, for better or worse, she’d fallen in with surveying the choices. “I agree. Saving people is the most important thing right now. And we did well before. I’ll help in any way I can.”
Gorn
 player, 21 posts
 Human
 Ranger 1
Mon 6 Apr 2020
at 15:05
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"May I make a suggestion?" offered Gorn walking over to the group. "Why don't I and one other scout out the mill while the rest go to the church and get the ones that are there. That way we will have a better idea of the situation at the mill. It may be possible that we can bring those at the mill back with us."
Banelin Bran
 player, 65 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Mon 6 Apr 2020
at 22:06
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin nods to Gorm,"Sounds like a good idea, maybe you should partner up with Eli. His the sneaky sort, perfect for any type of scouting."
Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 45 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Mon 6 Apr 2020
at 22:29
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The tabaxi gave an approving nod. The less time they were out there, the less time the foe had to react.
Eli Reiner
 player, 52 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 2
Mon 6 Apr 2020
at 22:44
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Eli feigned insult at Banelin's comment. "And what is that supposed to mean?" He followed it with a wink. "Just because it's true doesn't mean you have to say it out loud."
DM
 GM, 198 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Tue 7 Apr 2020
at 12:30
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
As the heroes set their paths, they follow Escorbert back down into the courtyard to locate the entrance to the old tunnel. As they begin to cross the courtyard, there is a load crashing sound as one of the doors on  the keep's Sally Port are broken down and a rush of raiders enters the courtyard.

One of the human raiders points to the heroes, [Language unknown:  "Ulndpo! Io antev seer latwhiset et thu ilalckthbe!!"]

Thee kobolds and a large drake turn to glare at the heroes, and ready their attacks.


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Roll initiative. Post in a reactionary post.

Banelin Bran
 player, 66 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Tue 7 Apr 2020
at 12:43
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin sees the raiders and immediately rushed to his steed that's next to Mack. However the process of mounting has taken his initiative, delaying his next move severely.

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20:40, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 2 using 1d20-1.  Initiative

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Mack Jones
 player, 48 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Tue 7 Apr 2020
at 13:07
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The loud crashing sound startles Mack, but he relaxes once he sees no sight of the dragon. In fact, he gets a little happy. The attackers coming here makes following his new rule easier! Now Mack doesn't even have to more in order to help defend Greenest. He likes when things become simpler like that.


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07:58, Today: Mack Jones rolled 13 using 1d20+1.  Initiative.

Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 26 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Tue 7 Apr 2020
at 14:19
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lisica tested the balance of the short sword in each hand readying herself for the next skirmish.


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09:05, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 15 using 1d20+2.  Initiative.

Newman
 player, 36 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Tue 7 Apr 2020
at 15:32
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman readied his weapon at the sound of the crash and shout.  He however hesitated a moment when he realized with a sense of shame that he could not summon the energy to apply his rage to the fight.  He had spent it too freely before.  Even so, he was not about to just sit idly by and do nothing.  He was going to fight and protect these people... just with a bit of a delay.



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11:29, Today: Newman rolled 8 using 1d20+1.  Initiative!

Gorn
 player, 22 posts
 Human
 Ranger 1
Tue 7 Apr 2020
at 17:32
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The sounds of attack started Gorn but his senses told him the direction of the attack. Drawing both of his swords, Gorn quickly moved to join the fight.



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13:31, Today: Gorn rolled 14 using 1d20+3.  Initiative Roll.

Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 61 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 1
Tue 7 Apr 2020
at 18:22
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The attack was inside the keep! He thought this would be secure area, but the raiders made him change his mind. "Defend yourselves!"



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rolled 10 using 1d20+1.  INIT

Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 46 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Tue 7 Apr 2020
at 22:35
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Radiza sighed as she spun her sword around in a few circles while assessing the situation. How in the blazes did these bungling fools allow the enemy to walk up to the keep unmolested and without alarm, and not only that, allow them to bash down a door while they were at it? Really, why bother with the keep at all? Good thing the cats weren't here.


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00:31, Today: Radiza of the Waning Moons rolled 20 using 1d20+3.  Initiative.

Eli Reiner
 player, 53 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 2
Wed 8 Apr 2020
at 04:35
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
As the enemy began to break through, Eli began to reach for his rapier. Less open space might not lend well to ranged combat, but several of the others would likely rush forward and there was only but so much space at the entrance. He opted to draw his bow and would save the sword for when necessary.


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00:30, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 18 using 1d20+3.  Initiative.


DM
 GM, 200 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 8 Apr 2020
at 12:09
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The raiders that had burst through the broken down door of the Sally Port immediately locate the gathered heroes, and set their sights directly for them. It seems something of a reputation has been created by the warriors that took it upon themselves to save Greenest.


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Radiza! Time to attack!


Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 47 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Wed 8 Apr 2020
at 13:48
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The hunt was on, and in front was a little kobold. Poor little kobold, secrificed as a pawn! Radiza called on the power of the Claw, and the creature could suddenly feel the eyes of the predator on it. Too late, for Radiza charged forth with murderous intent, bobbing and weaving and then lunging with her sword past the creature's defenses!



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Bonus: Cast Hex on Kobold A.
Move: to F16.
Action: attack Kobold A; To-hit 20, Damage 10 (9 slashing, 1 necrotic)

15:46, Today: Radiza of the Waning Moons rolled 20 using 1d20+5.  Attack Kobold A.
15:46, Today: Radiza of the Waning Moons rolled 9,1 using 1d8+3,d6 with rolls of 6,1.  Damage Kobold A.


DM
 GM, 201 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 8 Apr 2020
at 15:41
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Radiza's target is felled b her smooth attack, stunning the others with its ferocity. The ambush drake snarls in the tabaxi's direction and seems to shift its weight towards her.


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Eli! You're up.


Eli Reiner
 player, 54 posts
 Half-Elf
 Rogue 2
Wed 8 Apr 2020
at 22:08
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames

As Eli watched the cultists and kobolds make their way in, he decided to put a bit more space between them and himself. After releasing an arrow at one of the cultists, he took a few quick steps to give himself more room to move.


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Action: Ranged Attack 21 > Acolyte A for 5 damage.

Move: A-11

18:04, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 5 using 1d6+3.  Shortbow damage.
18:04, Today: Eli Reiner rolled 21 using 1d20+5.  Ranged Attack > Acolyte A


DM
 GM, 202 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 12:34
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Eli's shot finds a home in the shoulder of the Acolyte, who is wounded but not felled.


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Lisica, it is your turn.


Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 27 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 14:49
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Not one to shy from battle Lisica crossed the short distance to attack one of the robed combatants. The swing of the swords was satisfying as they bit into her opponent.


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Moving to H17. Attacking Acolyte A
09:39, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 4 using 1d6.  Damage.
09:36, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 14 using 1d20.  Atk short sword.
09:36, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 3 using 1d20+2.  Atk short sword.


DM
 GM, 203 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 15:06
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lisica fells the first Acolyte, just as the remaining two Kobolds charge into battle. The first attacks Lisica, dagger finding flesh in her armor.  The second charges towards Radiza, barking and chirping as its dagger also finds a gap in the armor.


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Gorn, you're up!


Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 48 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 20:02
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames

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HP 17/17, THP 2.

Gorn
 player, 23 posts
 Human
 Ranger 1
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 14:33
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Seeing the second kobold move against Radiza, Gorn quickly charged across the space and attacked Kobold C. Slashing through with the sword in his right hand and followed through with the sword in his left hand.


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10:26, Today: Gorn rolled 20,8 using 1d20+2,1d6+3.  Attack vs Kobold C.
10:27, Today: Gorn rolled 14,6 using 1d20+2,1d6+3.  Opportunity Attack vs Kobold C.


DM
 GM, 208 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 15:01
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn manages to nearly decapitate his target Kobold, which releases a gurgling bark on its way to the ground. The ambush drake charges into the fray latching onto Lisica, but only managing to grab armor.


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Mack! You're up!


Mack Jones
 player, 49 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 16:28
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
It doesn't occur to Mack to try using his newfound magic for combat. He goes with what he knows, charging the remaining kobold and slashing like his father drilled him.


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Move to G16, attack Kobold B.

11:18, Today: Mack Jones rolled 24,9 using d20+5,d6+3.  Attack vs Kobold B.


DM
 GM, 209 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 19:29
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The final kobold falls to the bugbear's attacks, crumpling to the ground.


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Aglar, you're next!


Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 65 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 1
Sat 11 Apr 2020
at 02:52
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Aglar shifted his feet and moved to the south. He was closer to the wall. He weaved his hand through the air and completed his spell as he pointed at the drake. A firebolt flew from his outstretched hand and hit the creature.



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Move 2 sq to H11
Action: Cantrip Firebolt at drake
rolled 19,7 using 1d20+5,1d10.  ATK/DAM


DM
 GM, 210 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sat 11 Apr 2020
at 11:39
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The drake is brushed with fire, and a hiss of pain escapes it.


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Newman, activate!


Newman
 player, 37 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Sun 12 Apr 2020
at 15:25
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman saw his friends fell the kobolds like wheat but the drake had caught his eye.  Unable to rage however left him feeling disappointed in himself--though he did not wallow in self pity he felt less than effective so far here with his difficulty in trying to reign in his anger to be useful.  He wanted to strike down his enemies but...  'There is a time and a place where we have to rise above and stop being so damn selfish.'  The words of an old friend came to mind as he brandished his maul in both hands and began his charge. He wasn't entirely sure if that quote fit the circumstances, but it was close enough and motivated him so he figured that was good enough.

With booming footsteps the heavy warforged charged forward.  His eyes still their blue color as he had no more energy to put into his combat style. He was quite a distance away however and out of position to be able to attack himself.  He knew he would have difficulty to get into position to actually make a strike--so he decided to try to help someone else do so until he was ready to fight himself here.  Simple minded he might be, he still seemed to have some cunning in battle tactics at least.  "Lisca!  I help you."  He called out hoping his words reached her ears as he came to a stop on the opposite side of the drake from her.



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Movement:  Move to D16

Action:  Dash action to F19 to flanking position from Lisca of Neverwinter to give her advantage on the drake.

Bonus Action:  Nothing, darn it. 


DM
 GM, 212 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sun 12 Apr 2020
at 21:43
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The warforged storms into battle to aid his allies. Shortly after, the acolytes murmur a spell, and flick their fingers. A burst of flame springs forth, one from each acolyte, and rumbles towards Lisica and Newman.  A new kobold, with silver-white scales, and wearing chain mail carefully, and meticulously painted with the symbol of Bahamut on his chest, springs over a barrel suddenly and points at the ambush drake, [Language unknown:  "Ted un con witioness ncsti ustaol ant staardwhi! In po pepele nc omerat-ectonsbut hi Ugh Orehe Hoalni!"] He also murmurs some words of magic and flicks his fingers towards the ambush drake, which shrieks in pain as wounds open across its scaly hide.


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Banelin! Finally a chance!


Banelin Bran
 player, 68 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sun 12 Apr 2020
at 22:33
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Seeing the battle turning in their favor, Banelin finally mounts his steed. He spots the wounded Drake and the newcomer, he gives a nod to the kobold warrior and charges at the Drake, chopping a chunk of its scaly flesh.


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Move to F18
Action: Battleaxe attend Ambush Drake A
06:28, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 17 using 1d20+3.  Battleaxe Att.

06:30, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 6 using 1d8+1.  Dmg


DM
 GM, 214 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 13 Apr 2020
at 00:21
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The drake shudders under the dwarf's axe strike, and collapses to the ground.


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Radiza, back at it!


Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 54 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Mon 13 Apr 2020
at 13:11
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The enemies were dropping like flies. Were they sending the simple cannon fodder? this was hardly a challenge. Or, as her commander would say, easy money. Still, no reason to complain. Radiza leaped past the combatants right in the middle of the remaining foes and the mysterious new kobold. Why did it look different from the others? And was that magic attack aimed at the drake, or was it a mistake? She decided she would have some words with the little lizard in a moment even as her blade danced out to the acolytes to keep them on the defense..


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Bonus: Move Hex to Acolyte B.
Move: To G21
Action: Attack Acolyte B. To-hit 12, damage 9 (4 Slashing, 5 Necrotic)

15:03, Today: Radiza of the Waning Moons rolled 12 using 1d20+5.  Attack Acolyte B.
15:03, Today: Radiza of the Waning Moons rolled 4,5 using 1d8+3,d6.  Damage.


DM
 GM, 218 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 13 Apr 2020
at 13:52
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Radiza's attack found home, and leveled the young acolyte to the ground, leaving only one more villain to leap upon in the fray.


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Lisica, you're up! Eli held.


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Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 28 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Tue 14 Apr 2020
at 13:24
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The battle was a whirlwind of chaos. No solid blow had landed, but she could feel a score of bruises and smaller cuts that would become important once the chill of combat left her body. As it was, she hardly noticed the heat from the fire that streaked past her. She spared a breathless nod of thanks to the kobold, almost pausing at the holy symbol he brandished. But questions would wait. Her other companions had readily dispatched all but one enemy, and she grimly moved in to strike at him.


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Moving to H21 and attacking acolyte C
08:16, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 4 using 1d6. Damage.
08:16, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 18 using 1d20. Atk short sword.
08:16, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 4 using 1d20+2. Atk short sword.


DM
 GM, 222 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Tue 14 Apr 2020
at 22:05
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lisica lands a strong blow, sending the acolyte reeling away, but she survives.


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Gorn, you're good to go!


This message was last updated by the GM at 11:52, Wed 15 Apr 2020.

Gorn
 player, 26 posts
 Human
 Ranger 1
Wed 15 Apr 2020
at 00:21
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Seeing that the last acolyte is under attack already, Gorn steps back and takes a defensive position. "Subdue him if you can, he may be able to tell us something about any others."
DM
 GM, 224 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 15 Apr 2020
at 11:53
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn settles into a defensive position, observing the battlefield before him.


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Mack, your turn!


Mack Jones
 player, 52 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Wed 15 Apr 2020
at 14:18
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack takes Gorn's words as a cue to repeat the end of last battle. He sheathes his axe, runs up to the last cultist, and tries to strongarm him into immobility.


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Move to G22.
09:15, Today: Mack Jones rolled 19 using 1d20+5.  Grapple check.


DM
 GM, 225 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 15 Apr 2020
at 20:09
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The final acolyte is indeed pinned in Mack's grip, and the guards under Ecobert's employ come and detain him quickly.

The small silver-white kobold steps forward and examines the door. [Language unknown:  "Wetr o si whiherandsan ess ilheiv. K aveameera t tana ainec to mi ofoul houte ruteaurut voratioutvor. K k tafiwa oun ndeck, p ev ek thmonctoeionmi ro ure red derce romoutsti es estcomichpre itfifi. N herei ei haican. P urnd ble pa ol. Se anonai ent bleounman ut ev virovever in ncrom ionrutcon oer cechhini."]
Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 55 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Wed 15 Apr 2020
at 23:22
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
With an arc Radiza's sword spun to stop right under the odd kobold's chin.
"Hold right there little rodent, or you'll join your scaly kin on the ground! You have explaining to do!"

This message was last edited by the player at 23:23, Wed 15 Apr 2020.

Banelin Bran
 player, 70 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 15 Apr 2020
at 23:26
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin on his mounts, puts a hand on Radiza's arm,"Woah their friend, I have no idea what this kobold is saying, but I know someone that follows Bahamut when I see one."
Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 29 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Wed 15 Apr 2020
at 23:40
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
“He wishes to repair the wall,” Lisica said moving in closer. “Don’t you have some cats to find?” Her words were bland but her body language held no mistake that she would stop the tabaxi if needed. “I understand you are somewhat simple but his holy symbol is unmistakable.”
Gorn
 player, 27 posts
 Human
 Ranger 1
Wed 15 Apr 2020
at 23:46
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn quickly moves up next to the kobold and uses his hand to move Radiza's sword away from his throat. He said, I think, "The damage is best repaired with magic since it would take too long to repair by hand. He thinks if we repair it quickly it will make it less likely that they will attack again. He asked that we step through and defend while he makes the repair until we can secure the courtyard." then looking at the kobold, [Language unknown:  ”Areng tinreddin u itio derst k samen llcepo not eentedthe wh ardortblecon?”]

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:50, Wed 15 Apr 2020.

Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 70 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 1
Wed 15 Apr 2020
at 23:47
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"That's right." Aglar stepped forward and gave a nod to the kobold. "He has the ability to repair the door with a spell." He turned to the silver-white kobold and spoke a few words, [Language unknown:  ”O en o neitthti e Witforwhi. Olle essth dinan p onan? Her si fi sheandthoerswil lo pl whence'thuest les lin ta nce ur adli ilesad. Wechus laasul at aimodi a derterver herkorwil.”]

"We need to protect this area as the kobold does his work." Aglar brought his crossbow in front and scanned the area.

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:51, Wed 15 Apr 2020.

DM
 GM, 228 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Thu 16 Apr 2020
at 00:02
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The kobold narrows his eyes at the blade, and the bustling of citizens and guards defending the area pause for the briefest moment as a tendril of fear shivers up each spine in the courtyard.

However, when many of the others come to the kobold’s defense, the tendril of fear releases its grasp and the bustle returns to normal. [Language unknown:  ”Atprth to. Iower, Ce sheithpre oshat Sanallourwer thehounti nceol e ndebleard ei onnt ivatic.”]

He motions to the shattered door and partial crumbled wall. [Language unknown:  ”Me our estconrut ek t hooer nciv. Me elne utbepo llulse rito'eiro roof arsswe ie ess ce thtout un ekdin ck eiie ic.”]

This message was last edited by the GM at 00:04, Thu 16 Apr 2020.

Banelin Bran
 player, 71 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Thu 16 Apr 2020
at 00:05
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"I don't know what you just said, but I believe we should barricade that door, what say you lads." Banelin says, looking for any furniture or anything heavy to block the broken door.

This message was last edited by the player at 00:06, Thu 16 Apr 2020.

Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 71 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 1
Thu 16 Apr 2020
at 01:34
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Banelin, wait." Aglar stepped closer to the door. "The kobold asked that we deal with the intrusion that is beyond the other side of this door. We need to investigate this further." Aglar opened the door to the building. "Maybe there is a tunnel or something where these raider are entering the town."



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Insight check!
rolled 21 using 1d20+4.  Insight on the kobold


Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 72 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 1
Thu 16 Apr 2020
at 01:53
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Aglar looked through the door. Then he shook his head. "This is the sally port of the castle wall. I must have been so confused with all of this fighting in one day. Let's fix what we can, before the kobold does what he needs to do." He stepped through the door. A voice called out from within the room. "Anyone know how to repair any of this?"


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rolled 13 using 1d20+5.  Investigation for repair work

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Mack Jones
 player, 53 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Thu 16 Apr 2020
at 01:59
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack was getting ready to beat up the lone kobold, but based on what others are saying it seems like he is a friend? Mack has never talked with a kobold before. It's too bad this one isn't smart enough to know Common like Mack does. They're talking about the door though?

"Mack know how to fix things!" He's fixed many things like broken barn walls or fence posts. Sometimes he could fix them before Papa noticed Mack had broken them! The big door to the keep is complicated, but Mack's hand seems drawn to his flute. Maybe he can do more music magic with this? "Mack stay with kobold and help fix double fast."
Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 56 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Thu 16 Apr 2020
at 07:14
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
With a harrumph the Tabaxi relented. Everyone put a lot of stock in the little rodent. Why? Because it had a symbol of some dragon god painted on it? Anyone could do that. And dragons were kind of the problem right now. They'd better not be trusting some infiltrator pretending to be on their side, she grouched. And once again she wondered where the bloody defenders of this keep were. They were the worst guards in the history of guarding..


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No seriously, where are they? Aren't soldiers supposed to be defending this fort?

Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 73 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 1
Fri 17 Apr 2020
at 00:30
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
In reply to Mack Jones (msg # 239):

"Mack. This will take several weeks to fix. Please stand aside so that the priest of Bahamut, this kobold, to fix it with his spell." Aglar turned to the others, "This will take several minutes for the spell to complete the work. We need to hold the line outside of the castle walls for the work to be done inside."

Aglar made his way to step through, "Come those that are willing." He stepped through the sally port and stood outside.
Banelin Bran
 player, 72 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Fri 17 Apr 2020
at 00:59
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Right, we'll defend outside. Maybe we should also make a makeshift defensive barricade outside the door." Banelin says, riding his mount outside the Sally port.
Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 30 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Fri 17 Apr 2020
at 03:10
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
“Mack, you don’t have to come defend. Stay with Nook Nook if you wish. He may need some protection while he’s working his spell.” As strange as it was, the bugbear reminded her of her younger brother Arin. “Call if you need help.”

With deliberate ease, she dropped the two short swords and unslung the massive maul she preferred. “Newman, would you join us defending the gate” The metal man had come to her aid in the previous fight she wouldn’t mind standing next to him in defense of the keep.

This message was last edited by the GM at 10:08, Fri 17 Apr 2020.

Mack Jones
 player, 54 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Fri 17 Apr 2020
at 07:03
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack nods thanks to Lisica. She seems nice. Of course, he already knew that he didn't have to defend the gate since none of his rules include listening to strange kobolds, friendly or not. Besides, helping fix the gate sounds more fun. He rarely gets to try lifting anything too heavy, plus there's going to be cool magic!

Mack awkwardly approaches the kobold and waves. "Hello kobold. My name Mack, and I help fix door." Introductions over (paying no mind to the possible language barrier), Mack then gets to the fun part and tries to move various large pieces to be more aligned with each other. He's never seen magical fixing before, but that seems like a good place to start.


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I figure the rest of the fixing will happen off screen, but if it matters Mack's got 960lbs lift/shove capacity before strength checks. I'm not sure if that's enough to lift a single sally port door. At least it's not a portcullis.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:18, Fri 17 Apr 2020.

DM
 GM, 229 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Fri 17 Apr 2020
at 16:44
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Makeshift barricades, and the bugbear aiding in the removal of debris, some might find it fascinating how the chants of magic flow through the air, and the door begins to repair itself. Even going as far during one casting as to politely remove a beam from the bugbear's arms and settle it into place across the door once completed. You're all able to make your way back into the courtyard from the newly secured sally port.

Escobert approaches you, "I know it will take longer, but the raiders are getting very thick out there, and the night is only growing darker." In fact citizens and guards alike had begun to light sconces along the walls of the courtyard, the tower, and the walls that kept the citizens firmly separated from the raiders. "Forgive me for intruding on your well laid plans, but it is probably beneficial not to split up. I won't go as far as to make suggestions as to whom to save first the Mill or the Church of Chauntea, but try to move quietly where you can, the stream at the end of the old tunnel is shallow and lined with brush. You may be able to sneak along out of sight. Even on the return journey with, hopefully, more citizens in tow. I need to keep a grim and firm hand here in the keep, so I apologize that I will never say it publicly; but I appreciate what you're doing for our town. Especially since you're not from here..." he offers Radiza an only slightly shamed side glance, "and there are no cats. Yet you still risk your own to save ours. Take this, it's not much, but it could help in a pinch."

He offers Banelin an open hand, and inside lays a small vial of red liquid readily recognized as a healing potion.

The small silver-white kobold steps forward, and looks to Lisica, Aglar, and Gorn.  [Language Draconic: "Please, if you have wounded, tell them to come forward and take my hand, all of them." The Kobold holds both of his claws palms up and extends them towards the trio.
Radiza of the Waning Moons
 player, 57 posts
 Tabaxi
 Warlock
Fri 17 Apr 2020
at 18:11
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The absence of cats was disturbing. It made little sense. what did the claw care about this town? Distractedly the Tabaxi waved off Escobert as she made to leave.
"Put some men on the walls while you are at it to keep an eye out. Wouldn't want cultist to sneak up and break down more gates." Really. That shouldn't have happened.

She looked dubiously at the kobold offering aid. Really, she was not convinced. The veteran in her taught her the trickery of war..
"And keep an eye on the kobold. anyone can paint that on their armor and say they're on our side.." She added to the man grumpily.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:12, Fri 17 Apr 2020.

Gorn
 player, 29 posts
 Human
 Ranger 1
Fri 17 Apr 2020
at 18:29
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn moves up with his hand out, [Language unknown:  "Tio iveounine'witard haolom p atiousard mipr'ckwhtr."]

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:22, Fri 17 Apr 2020.

Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 74 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 1
Fri 17 Apr 2020
at 20:42
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"This priest of Bahamut is offering a prayer of healing for those wounded in battle today." Aglar stepped forward and took a position next to the Kobold, "Come, join hands as we offer our prayers."
Banelin Bran
 player, 73 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Fri 17 Apr 2020
at 22:49
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin takes Escobert's hand and will gladly take the red vial,"Don't worry lad, those civilians will be in good hands." he says, and puts the vial in his backpack then turns to the two priest of Bahamut,"Fraid I'll have to decline, I've still got a lot of fight left in me. Haven't really taken any serious injuries."

This message was last edited by the player at 22:49, Fri 17 Apr 2020.

Newman
 player, 43 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Sat 18 Apr 2020
at 00:15
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman was confused.  The new enemy arrived and... it attacked the other enemies?  What was going on here?  He found himself staring at the kobold dressed in the tabbard for some dragon whom the warforged did not really recognized.  It spoke some strange language he did not recognize and this somehow made the kobold not be attacked by the others.  He was like a statue for a time after that--until someone called for his help in defending the keep.

Glad for something to do that was a welcomed distraction from the weirdness (from his point of view) that was happening, Newman brandished his maul ready to lay some hurt on anyone else foolish enough to attack this place.  Of course it proved to be unnecessary, the spell used repaired the door without much issue.  At least the warforged felt like he had contributed.

"Ba-mut?  Who is Bamut?  I don't know who that is."  Newman tried to repeat the name, though mispronounced it badly.  He looked more confused now as he turned to Algar and pointed to the kobold.  "He repaired the door and he is healing us?"  He reached one of his large three fingered hands up and rubbed his chin in thought--a gesture he picked up a long time ago from watching others interact.  It was one of many things he tried to do to blend in better--though he hardly blended most of the time despite this kind of thing.  It took a bit for him to process the information.  "So he is not a bad guy...  which means he is not to be squished.  Which means we can go on the rescue and he can watch the people and help them while we are gone.  Right?  Sounds right to me."

Newman offered a smile and a nod--then suddenly shook his head.  "I only got a scratch,  Help the others who got hurt more.  I am ready to go save the people in the church." 
DM
 GM, 231 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sat 18 Apr 2020
at 13:10
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The kobold nods, and closes his eyes, again the words of magic fill the air, and you can make out the name of Bahamut a couple of times while he chants. Near the end of his casting, you can each swear you hear the roar of a dragon that wasn't there, and you all feel relieved and renewed.

The kobold smiles and nods, [Language unknown:  "Ac terinthis lour comearate na Bahamut's iohis."]


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Regardless of whether you took his hand. If you were injured, you receive 12 healing.

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Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 31 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Sat 18 Apr 2020
at 13:43
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
“My father would be disappointed in me,” Lisica muttered, looking down at the cuts she’d sustained during the fights. “He taught me better than this."

She’d stepped forward and joined hands with the others. Her hand was cool; no matter the temperature, she was always slightly cold to the touch. It felt odd as the magical healing washed over her. Making her think of both stories her father had told her, and the strange token carefully stowed away in a secret pocket on her belt.

[Language unknown:  “Riceat ome, arreha It Se. I iv we na rea e o osadie t tiard preconnotdin.” ] The kobold was an odd little thing, but she gave him the respect due to any cleric.
Mack Jones
 player, 55 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Sat 18 Apr 2020
at 20:35
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack's not really sure what to think of all this cleric business. One of Papa's rules is to not mess with the gods. Mack asking for a blessing from Aglar earlier was already more prayer than he had done all month.

He is mostly not paying attention though. Watching the spell to fix the gate gave him inspiration. After the healing he goes to the side and breaks a stray piece of wood only to Mend it again. He started out playing a soothing melody, but he quickly realizes the actual music doesn't matter so much as the intent.

Magic is cool.
Banelin Bran
 player, 75 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Mon 20 Apr 2020
at 23:55
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin starts rubbing his beard and looked towards the wall,"You know what lads, I think we should have a change of plans. I think it would be wise to stick together, we are after all facing an organization with an unknown amount of warriors. Plus they have a dragon."
Newman
 player, 46 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Tue 21 Apr 2020
at 00:20
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman flinched when the healing energy washed over him.  However not being as used to such magics he reacted as if it were an attack at first.  His eyes darted around looking for the possible threat but when none appeared he relaxed.  Looking down he noticed the small damage to his body was repaired now as if it never happened.  He scratched at his head with a finger in confusion a moment before the light in his eyes flared brighter for just a half a second.  "OH!"  He looked to the kobold stepping closer to be heard.  "You do not understand me do you?  That is why when I said no you healed me anyway.  Sorry you wasted it...  oh wait... if you didn't know before...  you probably don't know what I am saying now either.  Crap.  Sorry...  I'm just going to go."  He hesitated in embarrassment as he turned one way then the other before going the first direction away from the kobold in the tabbard.

Banelin's words rang true to the warforged and he nodded walking over to stand next to the dwarf.  "We stick together and we can help more people better!"   He said raising his voice enough to be heard by to the group as a whole.
Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 76 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 1
Tue 21 Apr 2020
at 02:47
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Newman, I will translate what you said to our priest of Bahamut." Aglar took a moment to just that. "In the future, I would be happy to help you learn more about Bahamut. But first we have some people to save."
Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 32 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Tue 21 Apr 2020
at 14:22
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
“We seem to work fairly well together,” Lisica said in agreement. “Keeping together would be for the best. We can go from the tunnel to the church first?”
She couldn’t help but smile at Newman. Much like Mack, he too reminded her of her younger brothers. That thought did bring a small pang of homesickness, but she pushed it aside.
Escobert the Red
 NPC, 2 posts
 Shield Dwarf
 Castellan of Greenest
Sat 25 Apr 2020
at 17:47
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Escobert cleared his throat standing near the heroes as they seem to randomly suggest with no one attaching to another suggestion. When they  turn to the sound of his clearing throat they find him holding an old ring of keys. "So, the ond tunnel that leads to the river. You should be able to use it to get in and out of the keep unseen. Bring back anyone you can save and we would be eternally grateful."

He holds the ring of keys out. "There's a grate leading into the tunnel at the base of the keep tower. The mill is to the north. The Church of Chauntea is to the south. We know there are citizens in the church. We are not sure about the mill. However, Mayor Nighthill is not incorrect in that without that mill we will be paralyzed, and they do seem ready to burn it down."
Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 78 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 1
Sat 25 Apr 2020
at 18:04
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Aglar stepped forward and accepted the keys. "We'll do our best." He turned to his companions. "Sounds like we are in agreement that we should all stick together and fight as one. But I didn't think that we reached agreement on our objective. The church or the mill?"

"It is confirmed that there are people at the church, but if the mill falls the keep would be paralyzed. In my mind, I would like to go save the mill first. It is the greater good. I don't think that everyone will agree, but we must have a majority in agreement."

Banelin Bran
 player, 76 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sat 25 Apr 2020
at 22:57
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin rub his red haired beard and stairs at the cleric,"Sorry lad, I would agree with you, it's a good strategic move but I made an oath to save civilians and I'm not one to abandon said folk. No matter how well fortified that church is, they won't last without our support."
Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 79 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 1
Sat 25 Apr 2020
at 23:35
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Aglar seemed surprised at Banelin's remark, "You've given an oath. Well if you're bound by oath to save civilians, then I will support you on that. Both were objectives that we should meet." Aglar looked toward the others and hoped that the majority would swing with the dwarf.
Newman
 player, 47 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Sun 26 Apr 2020
at 01:17
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
At Algar's mention of needing to take a vote to decide the warforged's facial features shifted to a confused look.  His eyes were looking up and he was mumbling for a moment while holding a finger up as if he was reading something.  Perhaps it was just his way of thinking out loud. "I thought we decided...  didn't we decide already?  I mean I thought we did...  but maybe I imagined that.  Did I imagine that?  Oh no...  I'm not--"  He stopped when Banelin spoke up.  He nodded enthusiastically and pointed to the dwarf and shouted.  "WE GO!"

With that Newman began walking off...  and then stopped about 10 feet away before turning to the others.  "I... don't know how to get out through the secret way...  probably because its a secret.  Please help me find it."
Banelin Bran
 player, 77 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sun 26 Apr 2020
at 02:36
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Well you heard the Newman, let's not waste time. We've got people to save and mills to protect. Follow me!" Banelin says and rides on with his horse towards the base of the keep tower to find the grate.
Gorn
 player, 30 posts
 Human
 Ranger 1
Sun 26 Apr 2020
at 03:28
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Quickly checking his equipment, he began to walk in the direction that the dwarf had rode off, "Hope he don't plan to ride that horse" he thought with a chuckle. "We do need to save the people first, the mill second. We can always rebuild a mill but we can't always bring life to the dead."
Mack Jones
 player, 56 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Sun 26 Apr 2020
at 08:14
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"We go?" At Newman's yell, Mack rips his attention back to what's going on. He zoned out when they were debating the church or mill. Both are part of Greenest, so his rule doesn't tell him to protect one over the other. Anyways Mack just needs to follow smarter people, and he figures it'll all work out. "We go!"

He goes up to Newman and helpfully points after Bannelin. "Not secret tunnel, just old. Locked. And very smelly." Pausing to consider his new friend's indistinct facial features, Mack asks "You smell?"

This message was last edited by the player at 08:17, Sun 26 Apr 2020.

DM
 GM, 236 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sun 26 Apr 2020
at 13:47
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Indeed as the group approached the gateway blocking the sluice it looks as though several thoughts and considerations were correct. It was, indeed, too small to allow the horse to pass, it did have the lingering smell of a damp cave, and it was old. Very old in fact, and had never been used for its purpose since the keep had never been besieged before.

Piles of crates and barrels stood around the entrance, but it only took the heroes moments to clear. The lock on the inner gate had clearly never been used before, and was very stiff to open, even with the key. Once the gateway was open it was clear that the group would have to march down the tunnel single file, but aside from some heavy cobwebs...and regular webs...the path looked clear.
Banelin Bran
 player, 78 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Thu 30 Apr 2020
at 00:33
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
As sad as leaving his mount behind, Banelin pushes onward,"Alright lads, I'll take the lead. Let's keep going." he says, lighting a torch for those that don't have dark vision.
Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 80 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 1
Thu 30 Apr 2020
at 01:01
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Let me give you a blessing of Bahamut before you lead the way." Aglar completed his spell with a flourish, "Bahamut always blesses those that stand in the front ranks." He followed Banelin through the tunnel.



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Cast Guidance

Mack Jones
 player, 57 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Thu 30 Apr 2020
at 01:30
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Bah. Mack hate smell. Worse than dusty old part of barn." Mack scrunches up his nose and squeezes into the tunnel.
Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 33 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Thu 30 Apr 2020
at 20:22
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lisica fell into step behind Mack. “It’s not the worst place I’ve been. But it ranks pretty high. Maybe it will make for a good story though.” This eclectic group would make for a good story to send home. “Have you been in here before Mack?”
Banelin Bran
 player, 79 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Thu 30 Apr 2020
at 22:57
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Yeah, I doubt it, this place hasn't been used for a while. But this place might be rat infested though, if it smells this bad then you can bet theirs rodents involve." Banelin says, covering his nose from the horrid stench.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:58, Thu 30 Apr 2020.

Mack Jones
 player, 58 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Fri 1 May 2020
at 00:16
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
In response to Lisica, Mack shrugs as best he can in armor and tight quarters. "By entrance good hiding spot. But Mack big now, so no need hide." Uncomfortable with the darkness and the memories, Mack grabs his flute for comfort and starts humming a happy tune. His emotions flowing into the instrument spawns floating lights that bob above the party in time with the melody, filling in the shadows cast by Bannelin's torch with warm light.

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Mack casts Dancing Lights.

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Newman
 player, 48 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Fri 1 May 2020
at 00:23
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Do I smell?"  At the mention of this by the bugbear, Newman looked to his limbs and then his torso--for all he could see of himself.  After a few seconds of self inspection however he let out a sound akin to a sigh.  "I don't breathe...  so...  I don't know if I smell."  He was sure that was what Mack had meant.  Pretty sure anyway.

His distraction lead to the others stepping ahead a bit but then Newman was quick to follow.  He was determined to follow through on his promise to help the people!  The lights Mack created brought a smile to the warforged facial features as he followed...
Gorn
 player, 31 posts
 Human
 Ranger 1
Fri 1 May 2020
at 01:07
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Once he was in the tunnel, Gorn unsheathed both of his swords and took a reverse hold on them so that they rested against the backs of his arms. It took a little to begin to tolerate the smells but like all things it would soon pass.
DM
 GM, 239 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sat 2 May 2020
at 16:13
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The tunnel is lit well by torches and music, and the stench starts to wain as you see light near the end of the tunnel. Skittering can be heard as the light of the outdoors pours into the end. Just a few yards shy of the exit, Banelin will notice that there are two rather large rat nests, swarming with rats.
Banelin Bran
 player, 80 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sat 2 May 2020
at 21:50
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Told you lads, this place is swarming with rodent, I mean looks at those nest, their big enough to house giant rats." Banelin says and move's towards the exit
Gorn
 player, 32 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Sat 2 May 2020
at 21:57
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Spinning his swords back around, Gorn slowly and cautiously moves past the rat nests using his swords to brush away any rats that might venture towards him. Once outside the exit he takes a deep breath of fresh air and then scouts around the exit to see if there are any threats.
DM
 GM, 242 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sun 3 May 2020
at 20:52
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
At the cusp of the tunnel, while fresh air can indeed be smelled and breathed in, there is another locked gate separating the party from the outside. The lock on this gate is far more corroded and degraded than the one on the entry gate. When Banelin inserts the keys given to you by Escobert, the key resists turning.


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Dexterity check, Banelin.

Banelin Bran
 player, 82 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sun 3 May 2020
at 23:10
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin dexterously inserts the key and tries opening the door.


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07:07, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 19 using 1d20-1.  Dex Check.
No need to roll guidance when you got a Nat 20. ;p


DM
 GM, 243 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 4 May 2020
at 23:41
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
An unnervingly sharp snap sounds, but fortunately it is the over rusted lock and not the key. The lock falls open allowing Gorn to get out and get that lungful of fresh air.

Nearby, the sounds of conversation can be heard, accompanied by the barks of humans speaking draconic, and the clear response of a native draconic speaker. However, clearly heard at some point in the conversation, someone speaks "I'm tired of looking for more. We already have this tiefling, lets take her in and work her until she's gone or joins the cause."
Banelin Bran
 player, 84 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Mon 4 May 2020
at 23:49
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin raises his left hand to the party, signaling them to stop. He points toward the direction of the voices and pulls out his axe, he points at ally Eli and Gorn to move forward.
Newman
 player, 49 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Tue 5 May 2020
at 00:04
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman stood there with the rest but when Banelin signaled the stop he froze in place.  The hulking metal man was capable of being unnervingly still as a statue when he wanted to be.  He waited, listening to the voices.  It didn't take a genius (thankfully for him) to appreciate which direction the sound was coming from.  His grip tightened on his maul as he prepared for a fight that he was sure was going to happen very soon...
Gorn
 player, 34 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Tue 5 May 2020
at 01:14
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn nodded and began moving towards the location the voices were coming from.


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21:13, Today: Gorn rolled 15 using 1d20+5.  Stealth Check.

Mack Jones
 player, 59 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Tue 5 May 2020
at 03:49
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack obediently halts, the light orbs lingering a minute after his humming stops before winking out.

Passing the rats, he realizes he's a bit hungry. He struggles to figure out if snacking on them is allowed. Eventually he decides it's not. Papa has a rule against eating meat out in public: Mack got in trouble earlier today for breaking it although that seems like forever ago now. Papa also say rats no good eating. It's hard sometimes to remember all of Papa's rules, especially the ones about how and what Mack can eat. There's a lot of those, and most everything looks yummy.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:54, Tue 05 May 2020.

DM
 GM, 249 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Tue 5 May 2020
at 16:56
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn passes through the brush quietly, coming across a small clearing. There, six kobolds are scattered in varying areas of the creek searching the brush. Two humans stand near each other about forty feet away from the entrance to the tunnel, which is well hidden by the brush. They seem to be speaking to each other in common, which is what the heroes overheard, but directing the kobolds to continue searching in draconic, understood clearly by the young ranger.

To the natural left of the two human raiders, there sat, against a rock, a young tiefling, bound by ropes and struggling occasionally to attempt to free herself. Occassionally verbal abuse is spat at her from one of the raiders or kobolds, but none of them seem willing to strike her since she is bound.

The area is clear enough that the group of heroes should be able to pass quietly by without alerting them, or catch the raiders with an ambush if properly prepared.
Gorn
 player, 35 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Tue 5 May 2020
at 17:28
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn looks at Eli and indicates he should go back and let the others know what they have seen. Gorn will remain and keep an eye on the two humans to make sure their focus stays on the kobolds.
Banelin Bran
 player, 87 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 6 May 2020
at 22:56
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin nods at Eli's report and looked towards the party, he tells them quietly of his plan,"Alright lads, our archers or any range mages should focus on the kobolds with the hostage, us melee specialist we'll take care of the cultist. Any questions."
Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 84 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 1
Wed 6 May 2020
at 23:53
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Yes, that sounds good. But we should all make an effort to cross the water and get to that tiefling." Aglar pointed to the figure. "In fact, we could try to use that hill there to break line of sight. That rubble there, should also slow down the kobolds that's farest away from the tiefling."


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So basically go :)
We'll figure the rest out. LOL.

rolled 5 using 1d20+1.  INIT


Mack Jones
 player, 61 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Thu 7 May 2020
at 00:11
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
It seems simple enough, so Mack shrugs. "Rescue prisoner. Beat cultists and kobolds." Except not the friendly kobold who healed them. Mack is still a bit confused by that, but he'll just keep following the others' lead.

He releases his flute and unsheathes a handaxe. It's defending time again.


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19:09, Today: Mack Jones rolled 11 using 1d20+1.  Initiative.

Banelin Bran
 player, 88 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Thu 7 May 2020
at 00:13
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Hmm, good idea, archers and magic-users stay on this side of the river, the rest of us push through that hill." Banelin says, while sprinkling some holy water and saying a quick prayer.


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I cast Bless on me, Gorn, and Mack before leaving.
08:12, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 17 using 1d20-1.  Initiative.


Newman
 player, 50 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Thu 7 May 2020
at 00:22
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"I try to block the kobolds on the right so they don't help."  Newman interjected. He wrenched his hands on the grip of his maul a moment as he thought on his simple plan he was proposing.  "You just get to horned girl and cut her free and then we all kill all of them until they die from it.  Okie-dokie?"  He grinned enthusiastically at the others, preparing to move up to the front .



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Move through friendly spaces if I can to get to the near front of the exit.  Not sure if that is possible or how far I can get before this thing gets set off but he won't go beyond where Gorn is at about K16 until we go.

20:18, Today: Newman rolled 17 using 1d20+1.  Initiative!


Gorn
 player, 37 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Thu 7 May 2020
at 01:42
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Watching as the rest of the party began to position themselves for attack, Gorn stuck both of his swords in the ground and retrieved his long bow and notched an arrow. Patiently he waited for the others to make their move and then released an arrow at the cultist on the right.



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21:38, Today: Gorn rolled 19 using 1d20+3.  Ranged attack vs Cultist on right.
21:39, Today: Gorn rolled 8 using 1d6+2.  Damage Roll.
21:39, Today: Gorn rolled 7 using 1d20+2.  Initiative Roll.


Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 35 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Thu 7 May 2020
at 14:58
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
“I have some ranged,” Lisica said softly. “I can stay back.” There were enough front line fighters she didn’t need to rush into the front.


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Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 16 using 1d20+2.  Initiative.

DM
 GM, 255 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Thu 7 May 2020
at 16:30
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The plan is set, and the party settles themselves into their roles for the battle. Approaching quietly, they plan their actions, and prepare to attack.


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The map is current. However, please identify which square on the north bank of the water that you wish to START in if you move because you're plan will allow you to reach that far and still get a surprise round. The river/creek is lined with shrubbery that would conceal your approach.
Banelin, it is your turn. Remember, indicate the square you wish to be in/start in prior to your move action if you take one.


Banelin Bran
 player, 89 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Fri 8 May 2020
at 00:00
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin charges through the river, his shield and axe raised. He bullrushes through one of the cultists and with a swing he misses his target.


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Move:Banelin moves 10ft towards M20, then N21 and then 022 and he stays their.
Action: Battleaxe Att on Cultist B
07:56, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 9 using 1d20+3.  Battleaxe Att.
07:57, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 1 using 1d4.  Bless.
Att is a 10, that probably didn't hit.


Careena Fairwinter
 player, 2 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Fri 8 May 2020
at 02:59
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Watching her captors, at each opportunity she worked the ropes against the rock, slowly trying to either break them or loosen them enough to slip her hands free. As she glanced around the area, she thought she noticed some movement in the brush directly across from her but ignored it figuring it was a wild animal slipping through the underbrush.



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22:53, Today: Careena Fairwinter rolled 17 using 1d20+1.  Initiative Roll.

DM
 GM, 258 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Fri 8 May 2020
at 22:26
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin makes his way quietly across the field before bursting through the brush and taking a swing at one of the cultists, much to their surprise. Unfortunately the blow manages to glance off the enemy's leather armor.


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**MAP UPDATED**
Careena, it's your turn, you may make an escape attempt, Strength (Athletics)-or-Dexterity (Acrobatics) check, DC 12. If you make the check you may take a complete turn. Your escape attempt is the equivalent of your "free" move for the surprise round. If you fail, you may make a second attempt as an action.


Careena Fairwinter
 player, 3 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Sat 9 May 2020
at 02:56
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
She felt the ropes slip free as she saw the dwarf burst from the brush. Slowly she turned towards her captors as she spoke the words, then at the last moment the heal of her right hand slammed down into the palm of her left hand as her fingers pointed towards the one closest to her. Immediately a beam of energy shot from her hands at the cultist.



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22:37, Today: Careena Fairwinter rolled 19 using 1d20+1.  Acrobatics Check (Dex).
22:50, Today: Careena Fairwinter rolled 13 using 1d20+3.  Ranged attack vs Cultist (Eldritch Blast).
22:51, Today: Careena Fairwinter rolled 10 using 1d10.  Damage.


DM
 GM, 259 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sun 10 May 2020
at 15:31
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The cultist falls under the assault of dark energy from the young warlock who managed to free herself.


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**MAP UPDATED**
Newman, you're up. Do not forget your free extra move action.


Newman
 player, 51 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Sun 10 May 2020
at 15:58
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
After the dwarf charged out, a much larger figure tore out of the bushes like it was shot from a cannon.  A flash of metal was on the large figure who seemingly was in full armor as he charged across the shallow stream.  He moved with speed most in heavy armor would not be able to perform however to get right in the face of one of the kobolds off to the right (from his perspective) of the cultists.  Newman make have lacked the ability for the moment to call on his rage, but he was still a well equipped warrior and was intent on proving that by action.  His facial features set in a scowl but his eyes still their dull blue, he went forth to help his comrades with their plan they had formed.

The warforged, a humanoid seemingly made only of metal, stone and wood moved as deftly as a man made of flesh as his large feet splashed the water far and wide before he was there before the much smaller reptilian.  Without hesitation or any words uttered, he swung the heavy maul he held in a vicious downward arc at the hapless kobold he had chosen to be his first target...





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Movement with the double move: G14 to R15

Action: Attack Kobold C

11:45, Today: Newman rolled 24 using 1d20+5.  Attack Action on Kobold C.

11:45, Today: Newman rolled 7 using 2d6+3.  Damage on Kobold C.

Bonus Action:  I wish but nothing right now.



DM
 GM, 261 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sun 10 May 2020
at 16:13
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman's target is felled beneath the warforged's blow, collapsing into the marshy land at their feet.


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**MAP UPDATED**
Lisica, it's your turn. Don't forget your free move action.


Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 36 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Sun 10 May 2020
at 20:17
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lisica separated from the group taking a position near Newman on the side of the bank closest to the tunnel. Raising one hand she muttered a few words and smiled coldly as frost spread from her fingers the chill going over her hand and up her arm. The power gathered in her palm and shot across the distance to strike a Kobold. As always when she tapped into her heritage it felt both wrong and right.


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moving to R10, targeting Kobold A
15:02, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 8 using 2d8.  Ray of Frost, damage crit. - [roll=1589140929.69636.340871]
15:01, Today: Lisica of Neverwinter rolled 23 using 1d20+3.  Ray of Frost.


DM
 GM, 264 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 13 May 2020
at 13:31
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The kobold's body seizes up with chill, and falls to the ground with a smothered screech of pain. The other kobolds finally take notice of the battle that has been sprung upon them and ready themselves for battle.


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**MAP UPDATED**
Mack, it is your turn. Don't forget your extra move.


Mack Jones
 player, 62 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Wed 13 May 2020
at 17:52
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The hostage is moving about and helping fight, so Mack guesses they succeeded freeing her? Well that works out. Mack decides to go and help her anyways, clubbing a cultist across the head as he lopes over.


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Move to O22 (next to Banelin), clonk cultist A relying on long limbed trait, then end up in S26 (between two kobolds).
The map is big and the grid gets faint, but I think I counted squares and got the coordinates right.

12:35, Today: Mack Jones rolled 16 using 1d20+5.  Attack cultist A.
12:39, Today: Mack Jones rolled 19 using 3d6+3.  Handaxe damage + surprise attack racial feature.


DM
 GM, 266 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Thu 14 May 2020
at 13:30
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The bugbear moves through the battlefield with the determined efficiency of a horror story monster. His club connects with the head of the last standing cultist, and caves his skull in to his brain stem. The clearly lifeless body collapses to the ground and a sickening almost black pool begins to spread from the wound.


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**MAP UPDATED**
Gorn, it is your turn, don't forget your extra move!


Gorn
 player, 39 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Thu 14 May 2020
at 15:38
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn drops his bow and charges across the stream towards the kobolds coming in from the side where the tiefling had been. His initial strike with his right hand came down across the first kobold he met he spun out of the attack and delivered a second slash across his back with a backhand slash with the sword in his left hand.


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Move to R25
11:31, Today: Gorn rolled 13,5 using 1d20+2,1d6+2.  Attack vs Kobold (R26)
11:32, Today: Gorn rolled 16,3 using 1d20+2,1d6+2.  Attack vs Kobold Opportunity attack


This message was last edited by the GM at 15:45, Mon 18 May 2020.

DM
 GM, 271 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 18 May 2020
at 15:57
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn fells his target swiftly as he moves into position. The cultists felled early in battle seem to struggle momentarily, before settling down, one of them breathing steadily, but shallow and the other coughs deeply, a small trickle of blood beginning to seep from the corner of their lips.


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**MAP UPDATED**
Aglar it is your turn. DOn't forget your free movement.


Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 87 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 1
Mon 18 May 2020
at 17:25
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Aglar moved to get closer to the others. He drew back his hand and formed a bead of fire in his palm. Then he threw it at one of the kobolds.



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Move to P21
Attack Kobold D
rolled 15,7 using 1d20+5,1d10.  ATK/DAM



DM
 GM, 273 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 18 May 2020
at 18:36
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The cleric's spell strikes the kobold flush, and sends him to the floor of the battleground, clothing smoldering.


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**MAP UPDATED**
Banelin, it is your turn.


Banelin Bran
 player, 92 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Tue 19 May 2020
at 00:01
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
After his foe was slain, Banelin moves straight to a kobold, he gives a nod toward the tiefling prisoner and stands side by side next to Mack. He then strikes the kobold with his axe.


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Move: move 20ft towards Q27
Action: Battleaxe Att on kobold F
07:57, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 17 using 1d20+3.  Battleaxe Att.
07:57, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 2 using 1d8+1.  DMG.
07:58, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 2 using 1d4.  Bless Att.
The att is a 19


DM
 GM, 275 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Tue 19 May 2020
at 14:33
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The dwarf's blow strikes true, but it's not quite enough to send the Kobold to meet Bahamut. However, stuck with two more than worthy opponents in his personal space, the small lizardman is clearly shaken by the strike.


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**MAP UPDATED**
Careena, you're up for round two!!


Careena Fairwinter
 player, 4 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Wed 20 May 2020
at 02:46
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Looking around at the confusion generated by the attack, Careena grabbed her staff and moved to the top of the rock (P28) to get a better view of the entire scene.
DM
 GM, 278 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 20 May 2020
at 13:37
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The warlock mounts the rock to get a better view of the field. About 75 feet away is a lone kobold, but he is being bore down upon by a warforged and another tiefling. The only other combatant still able to fight is the kobold much closer, but in immediate danger from a dwarf and a...bugbear?


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**MAP UPDATED**
Speaking of bearing down, Newman, it's your turn! Careena, you have an action left to take, and you're on the same initiative as Newman, so if you wish to take it go ahead."


Newman
 player, 57 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Fri 22 May 2020
at 17:05
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman eyed the last kobold nearest to him, knowing what must be done.  There however was no hesitation as he charged forward with speed that may not be expected from such a large being as he.  In an instant he loomed over the hapless creature menacingly.  He was only there about two seconds.  That was more than enough time than he needed to raise and lower that heavy maul with vicious fury—though not as much as usual.  Still he hit hard and true leaving the kobold where it lay.  Then turning on his heel and charging after the last standing kobold...  though he was quite a ways away so he didn’t quite make it yet...





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Movement: go to S-14 using 10 feet of my movement.

Action: murderize kobold B with my maul.

12:09, Today: Newman rolled 25 using 2d20+5, dropping the lowest dice only with rolls of 20,17.  Reckless attack on kobold B got a crit.


12:09, Today: Newman rolled 12 using 4d6+3 with rolls of 1,1,5,2.  Crit Damage on kobold B which unless I am mistaken will kill it.


Movement after attack:  go to S-18

Note: Any attacks on me until my next turn have advantage


DM
 GM, 281 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Fri 22 May 2020
at 17:48
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman leveled the kobold on his way toward the rest of the fight. However, hopefully it would be finished before he was needed on that side of the battlefield.


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**MAP UPDATED**
Lisica, it is your turn.


Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 39 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Tue 26 May 2020
at 14:21
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
“That was impressive, Newman,” Lisica said as she moved to stand beside the warforged; the kobold hadn’t stood a chance. Their little makeshift group had the beginnings of a real company. She scanned the area, not seeing any other threats in her range. An ambush coming up behind them was just as likely as anything else; they’d certainly made enough of a ruckus.


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Moving up to R18 to stand next to Newman. Pretty sure that will take two movements, but not much else for me to do atm.

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DM
 GM, 283 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Tue 26 May 2020
at 14:51
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lisica takes a defensive position with the warforged to watch the party's back while they deal with the final kobold.

At the same time, the final kobold takes his dagger and swipes at Mack, who manages to shift his body enough to dodge the attack skillfully. There is a mix of both fear and anger in the growl that accompanies the attack.


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**MAP UPDATED**
Mack, revenge strike? It's your turn!


Mack Jones
 player, 65 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Tue 26 May 2020
at 20:21
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
As Mack dodges the little kobold's attack, he realizes everyone seems to be running to him. Looking around a bit, he notices all the other enemies have been defeated already. It's just like the other battles earlier!

"I know what do! Capture last guy!"

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Grapple check 15 vs Athletics/Acrobatics

15:16, Today: Mack Jones rolled 15 using 1d20+5.  Grapple check.


DM
 GM, 284 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 27 May 2020
at 14:12
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The final enemy, wrapped in the arms of the bugbear screeches, [Language unknown:  "CKOU! ART RE! MEIE!"]


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At this point the combat has essentially ended, you're free to post anytime now. I will sparsely post for the Kobold attempting to escape if necessary as we move along.

Banelin Bran
 player, 98 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 27 May 2020
at 14:29
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Good job lads, nobody died and we caught a kobold. Does anybody speak Draconic to shut the runt up." Banelin says, patting Mack in the back.
Gorn
 player, 44 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Wed 27 May 2020
at 16:38
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn moves over to where Mack has the kobold, [Language unknown:  "Casela!"] he tells him, [Language unknown:  "po Ai tic it acssis ulll t ineac os ei proet un elsica et ousionhis."] Looking at Mack, "bring him over here by this rock where they had the tiefling tied up." Then looking at her, "Would you like the pleasure?" curious as to what might go through her mind at this point.

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Careena Fairwinter
 player, 6 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Wed 27 May 2020
at 17:39
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Careena watched from her position on the boulder and when the human spoke to her, her insides warmed with the chance to get some revenge for the way they had treated her. While she carried a smile inside at the possibilities before her, the look on her face was one of pure anger and despite. Jumping down from the rock, she began to spin her staff in her right hand as she slowly walking towards the creature.
Mack Jones
 player, 67 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Wed 27 May 2020
at 19:16
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack bares his teeth proudly as he holds the squirming kobold. He places it where Gorn asked and watches curiously for what the lady they rescued (without even being near her!) is going to do.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:31, Wed 27 May 2020.

Gorn
 player, 45 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Wed 27 May 2020
at 23:17
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Picking up the pieces of rope that had been used to restraint the tiefling, Gorn fashions a noose and places it over the kobold's head,  Realizing Mack's strength is much greater than his, "Mack would you kindly hold this, and keep it tight."

Turning back to the kobold, " as he drew his sword and pointed to the tiefling.



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At this point Gorn is going to wait to get responses from the rest of the group and to see if the kobold responds to his comments so far.

Newman
 player, 58 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Thu 28 May 2020
at 00:08
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Thank you.  You do good too."  Newman said to Lisica when she complemented him. He offered her one of his grins before charging ahead... only to slow when it became evident the battle was already over.  Mostly.


He approached the kobold being held by the others though he didn't relax his weapon stance as he watched.  When the rope was placed over his head his eyebrows went up a bit before furrowing as his facial features shifted to a more confused look.  "Are you hanging him?"  He looked to the tiefling--for the first time recognizing she was the one who had been tied up before.  "Oh...  Hello lady!"  He grinned and waved to her apparently oblivious to the mood of the happenings here.
Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 92 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 1
Thu 28 May 2020
at 03:51
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Aglar stepped closer to the kobold that was tied and restrained. "Gorn has been telling the kobold that he should tell the group what he knows and of course, threatening his life." He turned to the Tiefling that had been tied up by the kobolds. "You're lucky that we found you when we did. I'm Aglar. Are you seeking the castle?"
DM
 GM, 288 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Fri 29 May 2020
at 15:20
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The Kobold struggled against Mack's grasp, but it was ultimately futile. Eyes wide and shooting around in panic, the small reptile shouts, [Language unknown:  "Ioan'diei io be thatioort ie! Ine ngrowh stenad!"]

Obviously trembling in the grip of the bugbear, the creature whimpers quietly in very broken common, "Dragon lady...loot."
Gorn
 player, 47 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Fri 29 May 2020
at 21:50
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Stealing for the Dragon Lady, you say." as he repeats what the kobold said for the benefit of the group. [Language unknown:  "Art thaeretha nce ant whiwitcom nte divir vor fiain un ponate?"]

This message was last edited by the player at 21:50, Fri 29 May 2020.

Banelin Bran
 player, 101 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sat 30 May 2020
at 00:07
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Dragon lady, could it be talking about a dragonborns or is it talking about a nest of dragons." Banelin speculated, not really helping much in the interrogation.

This message was last edited by the player at 00:08, Sat 30 May 2020.

DM
 GM, 290 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 3 Jun 2020
at 12:05
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The kobold continued to struggle in, bulging eyes in clear panic mode. [Language unknown:  "Ioio! Enisma ecck! Erispa eiers bleca undhisund encad!"]

The small beast struggles in its binding some more before settling against them, [Language unknown:  "Com houl m io, tic?"]
Gorn
 player, 49 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Wed 3 Jun 2020
at 12:41
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Not yet confident he can trust the kobold, [Language unknown:  "E mi anyonesta ove ar usseleli est isunhies. Et wilcomour onestrwhi ersthahat i unth iou Seckse Ei?"]
DM
 GM, 292 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 3 Jun 2020
at 13:59
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The kobold seems to consider this for a long moment. He eventually points South. [Language unknown:  "Stli'tapare."]
Gorn
 player, 50 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Wed 3 Jun 2020
at 17:30
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Not surprised by the kobold's answer, he turned to the rest of the group. "He claims they are looting for the Dragon Lady, who I'd guess is the one leading everything going on around here. I asked where we could find her and he says South."

"What do we do with him now?" as he glances back at the kobold and then back to the rest of the group.
Banelin Bran
 player, 102 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 3 Jun 2020
at 22:10
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"I say we send him to Greenest as a prisoner, that kobold over their might convert him to his cause." Banelin says, chuckling to himself,"Anyways, I'll volunteer to head back with the scaly wretch and we'll move on for know."
Mack Jones
 player, 69 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Wed 3 Jun 2020
at 22:30
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack considers knocking the kobold out, but they've stopped squirming so much now. He hands them off to Banelin. "To church go!" Mack sets off in that direction humming a hymn Emily sometimes sang around religious holidays.
Newman
 player, 60 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Wed 3 Jun 2020
at 23:15
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman tried but failed to follow the conversation.  Mostly it seemed to be in a language he didn't understand so that was not helping him here.  The warforged watched Mack hand the kobold over to Banelin and then announce they were going to the church.  He paused as he watched Banelin take possession of the kobold.

"Okay bye!"  Newman then hurried to fall into line next to Mack--the only person he could look up to in a literal sense as Mack was taller than he.  Maul in hand he was ready--or at least he felt like he was.
Banelin Bran
 player, 103 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 3 Jun 2020
at 23:50
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Banelin heads back in the tunnel and escort the kobold back to the Keep, telling Escobert that it's a prisoner. He'll then head back to the party.
Aglar Gildenscall
 player, 93 posts
 Vedalken
 Cleric 1 / Wizard 1
Thu 4 Jun 2020
at 03:56
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"We're right here at the tunnel entrance." Aglar suggested that they wait for Banelin to return. "We can wait until he returns before we head off to the Mill." He turned to the Tiefling that was rescued from the kobolds. "Do you wish to go to the keep as well?"
Careena Fairwinter
 player, 7 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Thu 4 Jun 2020
at 18:45
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Looking herself over, she shook her head. "No, I will remain with your group if that is okay with you." Realizing she knew none of them except for their fighting ability, she introduced herself, "I am Careena. I am here to aid a friend in Greenest that sent for me. Looks like I've gotten to the right place."

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:41, Thu 04 June 2020.

Mack Jones
 player, 70 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Fri 5 Jun 2020
at 11:51
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Hmm?" Mack stops confused. Banelin said to move now, but Aglar is saying to wait. Don't they need to be protecting Greenest?

After a moment, Mack decides he must be missing something. Oh well. If they're going to wait, then Mack can perform in the meantime! This group doesn't look like they need comforting magic much, but he's still more used to regular music anyway.

"Hi Careena. Me Mack. While wait I make music!" He proudly shows off his flute while enthusiastically rocking on his feet. The ribbons braided into his fur bounce along, remarkably unmarred by the gory violence he perpetrated earlier.
Gorn
 player, 51 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Fri 5 Jun 2020
at 12:46
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
While the group waits for Banelin to return, Gorn checks the bodies of the dead and then scouts around the area.
Newman
 player, 61 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Mon 8 Jun 2020
at 02:00
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman got a few more steps before he realized Mack had stopped so he did too.  The offer of music however made him frown.  He stepped up to Mack and tapped the bugbear on the shoulder.  "Hey,"  He pointed towards the keep.  "They said to be quiet.  Music will just make noise."
DM
 GM, 295 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 8 Jun 2020
at 14:22
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Almost as if to reinforce the warforged point, there is a rustle in the bushes near the clearing shortly after Mack begins to play. A young person appearing somewhat life an adventurer, brings themselves out of the brush, joined by five villagers.

Ears of the villagers perk at the fading music, "Is...it over? Can we go home?"
Banelin Bran
 player, 105 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Mon 8 Jun 2020
at 14:38
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin arrives back from his delivery and then looks surprised at the arrival of 6 strangers,"Now what's going on over here, none of you look like cultists and don't appear to be hostile. I assume your the few survivors in this bloody raid, hmm." he says, pulling out his axe just in case.
Newman
 player, 62 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Mon 8 Jun 2020
at 15:25
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The warforged's face reconfigured to a sort of scowl as he warily watched the newcomers his heavy maul in his hands.  However after a bit he decided they LOOKED like they were villagers probably... At least there were no kobolds with them.  He relaxed and gave them a wave and his facial features reconfigured to a wide grin.  "Hello!"
Gorn
 player, 52 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Mon 8 Jun 2020
at 15:48
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Not one to capitalize on another's misfortune, Gorn walks over to the villagers and hands them the bag of items that he had found amongst the bodies. "Not sure if any of this belongs to any of you but please take these items back to the village with you and see if you can find the rightful owner. Then reaching into his pouch he removed the 35 gold pieces that had been on the bodies of the cultists and hands them to the villages as well. This might help restore things as well. All I ask is that you share them with any of need."
DM
 GM, 298 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 8 Jun 2020
at 16:57
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The villagers look over the items in awe, and then to the money. "Thank you, so very much, indeed it will?"

One of the older men steps forward, "So, is it over?"

As if on queue to answer, there is a roar in the night sky, and lightning forks across the non-stormy darkening sky.

The villagers huddle together near the young adventurer looking individual that had accompanied them. "For the love of Chauntea!"
Lyryian
 player, 6 posts
 Changeling
 Bard 2
Mon 8 Jun 2020
at 23:06
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
One of the people from the villagers comes forward. This woman stood out from the others.

The young woman was a stark contrast of the others. Starting 5 foot 10, her frame was lean to the point of being slight in frame. Her hair, bright pink, tousled and down just past her shoulders, her green eyes looked around and her face is one of the excitement. Her youthful look and slightly pointed ears hint at her half elven heritage.

Her armor, a dark grey with black studs was well worn and clean. At her side, a rapier sat comfortably and the opposite hip a dagger. On her back, a pack holding various items, including a light crossbow and the case of some musical instrument.  "Hi...."

She was about to continue when the roar occurred, causing her smile to fade. "Wow....that's loud. I'm guessing not a friend of yours?"
Gorn
 player, 53 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Mon 8 Jun 2020
at 23:49
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn shakes his head in answer to the older man. "That probably answers your question." as he noticed the young woman who had stepped forward. "No, definitely not a friend of ours. May I ask where you are coming from?" as he scanned the sky for any sign of danger.
Lyryian
 player, 7 posts
 Changeling
 Bard 2
Tue 9 Jun 2020
at 00:18
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The woman smiled at the ranger."Oh....hi. I'm Lyryian. I'm a traveling minstrel and came here looking for my next big story or song." She looked to the sky with a shrug. "...wasn't expecting that big, but hey. "

She looked like she had a sudden idea with a smile. "I know! I'll come with you...share adventure, spoils and tales. I can even help you....I'm pretty handy" She nods her head.

"....so, what are you doing?"
Banelin Bran
 player, 106 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Tue 9 Jun 2020
at 00:26
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"Well, currently our job is to help escort the villagers back in the keep, protect a mill and also the church of Chauntea. Oh, by the way, the entrance to the keep is by that over their." Banelin points to the sewer tunnel and eyes one of the villagers that swore to Chauntea,"Oi, have any of you've been on the church, what's the situation currently."
DM
 GM, 299 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Tue 9 Jun 2020
at 17:12
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The villager looked abashedly to the ground, "I'll admit that I ain't been as often as I should. Matter of fact, today was service, so there are probably several people there. An' most certainly Eadyan, he's the preacher."

The others shifted on their feet uncomfortably suddenly realizing that perhaps they were in this situation because they too were not at the evening worship.
Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 40 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Tue 9 Jun 2020
at 17:14
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Lisica steps forward and nods to Banelin, "I'll escort this lot back to the keep this time? Since we seem to be picking up allies on the way," she nods to Lyryian, "I'll stay behind and help ward off raiders that may break through the barrier again."


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Lisica will respond if questioned guys, but remember I'm posting for her to temporarily write Lisica out of the campaign. Her departure won't be up for debate IC because of that.

Banelin Bran
 player, 107 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Tue 9 Jun 2020
at 23:29
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin nods to Lisica,"Aye, I know you can handle it, I wish you well." he says and turns to the party,"Alright everyone, it's time for us to head off, we got a job to do."
Lyryian
 player, 8 posts
 Changeling
 Bard 2
Wed 10 Jun 2020
at 00:46
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The half elf looked at the dwarf with a smile. "ooohhh, sounds like fun!"

She fell in beside the others, ready for adventure and excitement.
Mack Jones
 player, 71 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Wed 10 Jun 2020
at 00:59
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"Job to defend Greenest! Church part of town!" Mack proclaims before setting out. He feels very proud of how much his rule is helping him make decisions today. Should he make other rules too? Maybe he'll try after Greenest stops needing protection so much.
Newman
 player, 63 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Wed 10 Jun 2020
at 03:03
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Okay bye, Lisica."  The warforged continued to grin as he turned to inspect their new member.  After a moment he shrugged.  "You have nice hair.  Let's go!"  And with that he took position next to Mack in the front of the group as they set back out on their mission...
Careena Fairwinter
 player, 8 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Wed 10 Jun 2020
at 03:57
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Still not sure what to make of this group she had just encountered, she was a bit taken by the new female that had joined the group. She admired that she had stayed with the villagers and kept them safe. Now that she was joining this group hopefully she would provide more strength as they tried to help the village rid itself of the scourge of this Queen of the Dragons.

Glancing around she found the one they called Gorn and fell in next to him. "We've not really met, I'm Careena." as she smiled hoping she could make a new friend. "How long have you been with this group?"
Gorn
 player, 54 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Wed 10 Jun 2020
at 10:32
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Well met," acknowledging her greeting. "I'm Gorn. Circumstances seem to have brought this group together on the other side of Greenest over the last couple of days." as his eyes scanned the skies and obvious concern on his mind after the sounds they had just heard. "I'm curious what was that thing you did with your hands earlier?"
Careena Fairwinter
 player, 10 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Thu 11 Jun 2020
at 00:10
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Careena smiled, she like talking about her parents. "It was one of the first spells my parents taught me. They called it 'Eldritch Blast'. It was so I could protect myself if I could just keep or get my hands free."
Lyryian
 player, 9 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Thu 11 Jun 2020
at 11:43
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The half elf, walking a step or two behind Gorn and Careena. When she looked at her, She smiled. "Love your horns!"

She winks at the tiefling as they walk,
Lisica of Neverwinter
 player, 42 posts
 Levistus Tiefling
 Fighter 1
Mon 15 Jun 2020
at 13:42
Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lisica settles the villagers found down from the roaring of the dragon in the distance, and quickly settles them in a line to guide through the old tunnel and back up to the keep. She gives the party a sad wave of farewell before ducking herself into the tunnel and vanishing from sight.
Careena Fairwinter
 player, 11 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Mon 15 Jun 2020
at 18:24
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian:
The half elf, walking a step or two behind Gorn and Careena. When she looked at her, She smiled. "Love your horns!"

She winks at the tiefling as they walk,


Careena smiled at the half-elf's comment, "Thanks."
Banelin Bran
 player, 109 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Mon 15 Jun 2020
at 23:15
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Enough chit chat lads, we're heading off to the church of Chauntea. That place is currently being raided, and it's townspeople need our help so we'll need to be swift." Banelin announces to the new folks while marching at the front.
Lyryian
 player, 11 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Mon 15 Jun 2020
at 23:20
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian looks at the dwarf with a smile. "To the point...i like that." She follows, drawing a dagger and spinning the handle in her hand absently as she walked. She looked again at Careena with a smile. "I don't mean to pry, but i was curious....do you need to polish them, or they naturally shiny like that." indicating the horns again

She saw the tail and smiled "That could come in handy too." She whispered
Careena Fairwinter
 player, 12 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 11:15
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Careena raised her eyebrows and smiled at Lyryian's words then looked at Banelin and glared. "Such a party pooper." she thought to herself.
DM
 GM, 315 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 24 Jun 2020
at 15:57
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
With citizens safely in tow with Lisica the party makes their way to the temple to Chauntea. Approaching from the southwest, there is a small, five foot high, flagstone wall surrounding the land of the temple. A simple step would clear the wall, and it does little to prevent entry into the grounds of the temple so it must be merely decorative.

The temple itself is a large building, made of fieldstone with a peaked slate roof, and square in shape. It is taller than most other buildings in town. There is a sound from the front of the temple that is a repeated, and regular, loud slam. Circling the wall to the front of the temple confirms the banging sound, as a uniformed cultist is directing two other raiders in a regular battering of the door with a ram while six kobolds watch guard behind them.

Though that sound is almost drowned out by the large group of raiders circling the temple. Kobolds, drakes, and cultist circle the building completely once every eight minutes, about two minutes per side. The kobolds and drakes screech back and forth while leaping around in the procession and the noise is nearly deafening when they approach the side currently occupied by the party.

Finally, a column of smoke pouring from the rear door seems to indicate that there is a contingent there attempting to light the building on fire, however the fieldstone seems to be proving resistant. Approaching this area quietly confirms a group of four cultists and four kobolds around a raging fire attempting to apply it to a rear door of the church.


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To allow you to safely discuss among yourselves how you wish to approach, is is assumed that you can quietly circle the flagstone wall without being noticed, it is lines with bushes and trees that provide adequate cover. Because of this, the group can assess the map as a whole. I have not added the enemies to the initiative list, yet, because you have the option of managing to take them down one group at a time. Consider the Battering Ram Team as Group A, the Screaming Raiders circling the temple as Group B, and the Raiders attempting to light the temple as Group C. Once you settle on a plan of action I will add the engaged enemies to the initiative as approached.

As for you guys, however, please roll your initiative now, you will maintain the same initiative for the duration of this scene for simplicity sake.To zoom in, if necessary, and see the group so you can select your token to roll initiative, Youre group is current in the lower left (southwest) corner of the map.

Since you can safely circle the wall, and thus control which group you encounter first, once you've decided, let me know and I will relocate you guys to the appropriate wall. It should be noted that the Screaming Raiders, circle the temple regularly, and should you choose to attack them first, they would eventually come to your position so if that is your decision, I will move them to you.



DM
 GM, 325 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Fri 26 Jun 2020
at 17:10
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Decision made, the party makes their way to the Northwest corner of the map, and patiently hide among the bushes until the group of screaming raiders makes a pass. Then, plans made, they are able to initiate their attack on the battering ram team!


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Mack, it is your turn. Everybody else, I will try to keep an eye on the battle as it progresses, but the current initiative order is posted below for your reference, and the pre-combat map is posted in the "game map" section. It will also have the initiative tracker for your reference. Again, I'm here, if you have questions while taking your turn, message in Roll20, or text me.



Mack Jones
 player, 79 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Sat 27 Jun 2020
at 16:26
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
After they examine the situation, Mack frowns. The bandits trying to break the church! Breaking bad! Mack's hand unconciously pulls his flute out, and in his mind a song forms to the beat of the steady barrage on the church. Wind flows through the flute on its own, sending a lullaby over the fire-making group. The magic envelops the kobolds there, sending them off into a relaxed, peaceful slumber.

The process drains something from within Mack, jolting him from his thoughts. Confused, he puts his flute back in its pouch. Unfortunately, now isn't the time for music. Now is the time to defend Greenest once more. He exits the woods and steadily advances towards his foes, shield held out in front of him.


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Mack casts sleep, rolling 20hp worth of targets. That affects 4 kobolds, indicated on the map with the half-haze icon. They are magically asleep until they are shaken awake as an action, take damage, or 1 minute elapses.

Mechanically, they cannot do anything. They auto-fail strength or dex saves.
Attacks within 5 feet have advantage and auto-crit on a hit.
Attacks from farther than 5 feet are made without advantage/disadvantage (advantage from unconscious and disadvantage from prone).


Lyryian
 player, 21 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Sat 27 Jun 2020
at 22:08
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyrian, still hidden, watched as Mack pulled a flute from his pack. The half elf had a look of confused as to how that would help, but she followed the bear out and to his left, her crossbow ready, she took aim and fired as the kobold's dropped to the ground.

nice she thought as she reloaded her crossbow


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Move Action:  Move 15 feet out of treeline
Action: Attack Cultist A
Lyryian rolled 14 using 1d20+5.  attack - hand crossbow.
Lyryian rolled 4 using 1d6+3.  damage - hand crossbow.
DC 10 con save vs poison
Lyryian rolled 3 using 1d4.  poison damage.



This message was last edited by the GM at 13:27, Tue 30 June 2020.

DM
 GM, 329 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Tue 30 Jun 2020
at 13:31
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The cultist targeted by Lyryian certainly seems to suffer some effect of the strike, but is able to shake it off.


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There is no Dragonclaw or Ambush Drake in this fight. When you see them come up on the initiative you can skip them. It is currently Gorn's turn (skipping the Dragonclaw), and then will immediately be Careena's turn (skipping the Ambush Drake).

Gorn
 player, 65 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Tue 30 Jun 2020
at 19:29
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Targeting Cultist C with a bow shot from the woods, Gorn charged out of the woods following behind Mack.


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5:27, Today: Gorn rolled 9,10 using 1d20+5,1d8+3.  Ranged Attack vs Cultist C.

Careena Fairwinter
 player, 15 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 01:33
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Moving in the shadow of Gorn, Careena wasted no time selecting her target. With a wave of her right hand she pointed at Cultist D as her hand slammed against the palm of her left hand. The blast that streamed from her hands head directly towards her target.


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21:29, Today: Careena Fairwinter rolled 11,8 using 1d20+2,1d10.  Eldritch Blast vs Cultist D

DM
 GM, 331 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 12:47
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Both Gorn and Careena's attacks fell short, but the group most certainly had the attention of the "torchbearers" now!


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Newman, then Banelin, and then I will take a turn to keep us rolling!

Newman
 player, 70 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 13:46
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
While not the most intelligent of creature, Newman had good spacial awareness to compensate.  In other words, he knew he would not make it quite all the way to the cultists and retain the surprise attack they had sprung here.  So he pulled out a javelin which was pinned to his back via the many straps he had across his body.  The hulking warforged erupted from the bushes in a shower of branches and leaves as he ran up to about equal with Mack.  It was not until then he was letting the weapon fly from his grasp towards the nearest cultist.

It struck true, though Newman was disappointed it did not kill the man outright, the cultist still looked injured by it at least which made him feel a little better.  Again he tried to grasp that energy inside him to allow him to focus his anger and rage--but found it lacking.  He instead was just frustrated by his wasting of his energy earlier as he prepared himself to press the attack soon!




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Movement:  Made my move on the Roll 20 map putting me 25 feet from Cultist D next to Mack

Action:  Attack Cultist D with Javelin!

09:31, Today: Newman rolled 18 using 1d20+5.  Javelin attack!

09:32, Today: Newman rolled 4 using 1d6+3.  Javelin damage!


Bonus action:  lament my lack of rage.  LOL


Banelin Bran
 player, 120 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 14:27
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin dashes with the rest of the group but seeing that his a bit far to swing his axe, he pulls out the hammer and throws it at one of the cultist that Newman skewered with a javelin. The hammer strike true and cracks the cultist's skull, knocking him out of consciousness.


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Move: Moving 25ft on top of Mack

Action:Throwing a Light Hammer on Cultist D
22:20, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 16 using 1d20+3.  Light Hammer Att.
22:22, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 5 using 1d4+1.  Light Hammer Dmg.

HP was edited to 0.


DM
 GM, 333 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 15:49
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The cultist falls to Banelin's strike, a good sign for the party.

The kobolds magically sent to slumber by the bugbear's song, snooze happily on the field. However, the cultists, angered by this spend their time rattling the lizards awake. "GET UP LAZY LIZARDS!"


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THe battle is not set to begin in earnest! The three remaining cultists will use their action to awaken Kobold A, B, & C. Kobold D remains asleep.
Mack, your turn - Then: Lyryian, Gorn, Careena, Newman, Banelin skipping the turns of monsters not present in the fight.


This message was last edited by the GM at 15:51, Wed 01 July 2020.

Mack Jones
 player, 80 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 16:00
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack charges into their midst, striking down to slay one of the newly awoken kobolds. Bandits don't deserve comfort. Greenest can't afford it right now.


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Rolls made in roll20.

Added the back-pain icon to the awoken kobolds to show they're still prone this turn (so advantage on melee attacks against them but disadvantage for range).


Lyryian
 player, 22 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 21:10
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyndra watched as Mack stepped up into the group and Lyndra knew what she must do, Always light on her feet and already a dagger in one hand, she moved forward, sheathing her hand crossbow. She jumped lightly over one of the sleeping Kobolds, rolling and facing one of the cultists trying to wake him.

She dropped to a knee and slashed with her dagger to his abdomen.


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Move Action:  move 6 squares to cultist two
Sheathed hand crissbow while moving
Attack action: attack cultist 2 (sneak attack due to being flanked by mack)

Lyryian rolled 17 using 1d20+5.  attack - dagger

Lyryian rolled 7 using 1d4+3.  damage - dagger
Lyryian rolled 1 using 1d6.  Sneak attack - dagger

Bonus action - draw second dagger



This message was last edited by the player at 21:17, Wed 01 July 2020.

Gorn
 player, 66 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Thu 2 Jul 2020
at 20:31
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Disappointed that his bow shot had fallen short, Gorn dropped his bow and drew both of his shortswords as he charged in to attack Cultist C. With a downward strike with his right hand, he followed through with a sweeping cut with his left as he spun through his attack.


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16:28, Today: Gorn rolled 13,4,20,8 using 1d20+5,1d6+3,1d20+5,1d6+3.  Melee Attack against Cultist C.

Careena Fairwinter
 player, 16 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 02:01
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Moving closer to the melee, Careena could see that Cultist A was still standing. Again with a downward movement of her right hand, she pointed at Cultist A as her fist hit the palm of her left hand. The blast moving directly towards the injured cultist.


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21:58, Today: Careena Fairwinter rolled 18,1 using 1d20+2,1d10.  Eldritch Blast vs Cultist A.

Newman
 player, 72 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 23:27
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Pulling his maul from his back, Newman charged forward with an angry scowl on his face, though his eyes remained their normal dull blue.  He saw the last kobold still held by the sleep spell Mack had cast still laying there.  Barely slowing his charge towards the wounded Cultist farther from him, he struck down at the sleeping creature with his large weapon.

The maul struck true with a heavy impact.  The helpless dreaming kobold was sent to the afterlife in a brutal display of strength by the warforged.  He finished moving to be in range of the wounded Cultist, but also provide flanking with Mack of one of the Kobolds whom was still trying to get up after being woke by their comrades.




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Movement:  Move 30 total towards the goal of standing next to both Cultist A and Kobold C using his attack along the way on Kobold D.  This should provide Flanking with Mack on Kobold C.

Action:  Attack and murder Kobold D

19:06, Today: Newman rolled 21 using 2d20+5, dropping the lowest dice only with rolls of 7,16.  attack last sleeping kobold at advantage!

19:07, Today: Newman rolled 8 using 2d6+3 with rolls of 4,1.  Damage!


Bonus Action:  Scowl at the wounded Cultist A.

Reaction:  Either of them try to escape, Newman will take his attack of opportunity.  :)


This message was last edited by the GM at 14:51, Tue 07 July 2020.

Banelin Bran
 player, 121 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sat 4 Jul 2020
at 00:18
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin charges towards one of the kobold that just woken up, he immediately dispatched them before they could stand. He raises his shield at the other kobold next to him, prepared for an assault on his sides.


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Move: Towards the proned kobolds
Action: Battleaxe Att
08:13, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 16 using 2d20+3, dropping the lowest dice only.  Battleaxe Att.
08:15, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 6 using 1d8+1.  DMG.


DM
 GM, 337 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Tue 7 Jul 2020
at 14:57
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
All three enemy combatants close in on the barbaric machine that seems to be doing their party the most damage. However, both the kobold that had the advantage of cultists distracting the target, and one of the culstis only find armor.

The second cultist, however, manages to find purchase for damage.


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All three attack Newman, shifting within threatened squares and providing no AOO's. Cultist A and Kobold B miss, but Cultist B finds purchase for 3 damage. Back to you guys, Mack's up!

Mack Jones
 player, 81 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Tue 7 Jul 2020
at 17:14
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
While they turn to attack Newman, Mack cuts the last kobold down.

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12:00, Today: Mack Jones rolled 24 using 2d20+5, dropping the lowest dice only.  Flanking attack vs kobold B.
12:01, Today: Mack Jones rolled 5 using 1d6+3.  Handaxe damage.


Lyryian
 player, 23 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Wed 8 Jul 2020
at 04:52
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Still on the flank of Mack, the half elf moved with fluid actions, her daggers weaving with less strength and more skill at the enemy before her.


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<OOC: Lyryian continues attacking the cultist

Lyryian rolled 11 using 1d20+5.  attack - dagger.
Lyryian rolled 16 using 1d20.  attack - dagger.

Lyryian rolled 5 using 1d4+3.  damage - dagger.
Lyryian rolled 5 using 1d6.  sneak attack -  dagger.>



Gorn
 player, 67 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Thu 9 Jul 2020
at 02:29
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Seeing the opening to attack Kobold A, Gorn rushes the creature and slashes at him with both blades. The first bouncing off his hide but the second found its mark.


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22:27, Today: Gorn rolled 8,9,25,9 using 1d20+5,1d6+3,1d20+5,1d6+3 ((3,6,20,6))

Careena Fairwinter
 player, 17 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Fri 10 Jul 2020
at 03:58
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Careena moved in behind Gorn but instead of attacking she turned back to keep an eye open for the patrol moving around the building. If necessary she could at least cause a diversion to slow them down.
Newman
 player, 73 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Fri 10 Jul 2020
at 23:25
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newmanfelt the impact, though he hardly gave more than a grunt.  The energy of his rage was not available to lessen these impacts, though he was still one tough creature.  For the briefest instant his eyes flickered as if trying to change color, but they remained blue.  Still the barbarian warforged seemed to read the sense of urgency here and threw caution to the wind in his attack effort this time.  He was all in trying to take down the foes as quickly as they could so they could effect the rescue.

The cultist before him felt the wrath of the mighty maul Newman held.  The heavy weapon hit true with vicious energy behind it.  Newman turned to the last cultist--the man not looking all that healthy at the moment he noted.  The maul clutched at the ready in his large three fingered hands he waited for the next opening to attack...  ...should it be necessary.



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Movement:  Staying put!

Action:  Reckless attack on Cultist A

19:07, Today: Newman rolled 19 using 2d20+5, dropping the lowest dice only with rolls of 14,5.  Reckless attack!  Got 'em!


19:08, Today: Newman rolled 7 using 2d6+3 with rolls of 1,3.  DAMAGE!
He dead.

Bonus Action:  Blah no rages yet.

Reaction:  I dare you to run!


Banelin Bran
 player, 122 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 00:41
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin walks through the corpses of the slain kobolds and with a hefty swing, decapitates the last of the cultist in this area,"Their we go, all foes dispatched before they could call reinforcements." he chuckles to himself and walks towards the door,"Hello, is everyone still alive, we've been sent here from the keep and are here to escort you all out." he shouts towards the door, he also knocks at it so they can hear him.


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Move: 1 step towards Cultist B
Action: Axe Att on Cultist B
08:31, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 13 using 1d20+3.  Battleaxe Att.
08:32, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 9 using 1d8+1.  Dmg.
Move: 10 ft towards the door


DM
 GM, 339 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 15:07
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The rear door doesn't seem to be barricaded, and falls open at Banelin's knock. When the villagers inside are in a near panicked state. They shy away from the heroes as they enter, and a few more scramble away dragging children in town.

A younger villager scampers across the room towards the heavier crowd crying out "They're inside! They've broken through the back! We're all going to die!"

Through all of the activity, and the young man's screams of terror, a steady, regimented, and thunderous crash can be heard against the barricaded front doors. The barricade thrown up by the panicked villagers appears to be holding, for now, but the barricade of pews and furniture surges slightly with each crash against the doors.
Banelin Bran
 player, 123 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 23:32
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin pushes through the panicked civilians and stands at the front door,"Everyone, calm down, we've been sent by the Keep to escort you all out of here. We need your cooperation to follow that ranger over their, you'll also be accompanied by our spellcasters for support and us combat oriented folks will deal with those raiders that are ramming the barricade, if they were to break in of course. We are not your enemy, we're here to help."


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07:26, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 14 using 1d20+4.  Persuasion Check.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:33, Sat 11 July 2020.

Lyryian
 player, 24 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Sun 12 Jul 2020
at 01:00
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian, seeing all of the enemies dead, pointed at the door to the others, seeing Banelin going through. As that happens, she quickly searches the bodies of the fallen, Pointing at mack at one of the cultists. "Bring him in....i have an idea."


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Lyryian rolled 24 using 1d20+4.  investigation check (Search the bodies).

Newman
 player, 75 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Sun 12 Jul 2020
at 02:46
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman follows after Banelin into the church and takes a moment to survey the scene.  The barriers moving caught his attention.  The warforged face shifted to a frown as he noted the slight movement with each strike against it.

"We need time?  I make time."  Then the hulking machine like creature announced as he marched right past the panicked villagers and even Banelin.  He approached the front door barricade inside the church.  He dug his heels into the floor and pushed back against the barricade with all his might trying to hold it closed and keep them from barging in anytime soon.

"Maybe we get everyone ready to move?"  Newman queried his companions as he held with all his might against the onslaught.



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22:42, Today: Newman rolled 23 using 1d20+3.  Strength check.

Natural 20 on that!



This message was last edited by the player at 02:50, Sun 12 July 2020.

DM
 GM, 342 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 13 Jul 2020
at 15:08
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The regimented bashing continues on the barrier, but the flex certainly seems less powerful with the warforged pressing against it.

The citizens, however, are a panicked mass that seem to give Banelin no attention whatsoever. However, almost like an eye in the storm. There is a perfectly calm half-elven man in robes, the color of Chauntea, carefully calming those closest to him.



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So the barrier's survival is based on hit points, though I believe that's a super clever way to try to stall them, and therefore will add your roll to the HP of the barrier.  I believe you guys received the name of the priest at the keep. His name is Eadyan Falconmoon. Banelin, if you want to try to calm them on your own, with your post, you can make a charisma check with advantage.

This message was last edited by the GM at 13:36, Tue 14 July 2020.

Banelin Bran
 player, 125 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Tue 14 Jul 2020
at 00:40
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Everyone please leave towards the back door in an orderly manner." Banelin says, trying his best to calm the masses down and then spots the calm priest and heads towards him,"Hey, your the leader of sorts here right, these people need to be escorted out of here, Newman can't hold that door forever."


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08:34, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 11 using 1d20+4.  Advantage Persuasion roll.08:35, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 5 using 1d20+4.  Persuasion Roll.

Darn, rolled pretty bad on this one guys.


DM
 GM, 343 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Tue 14 Jul 2020
at 13:36
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The citizens certainly don't seem to respond to Banelin's words, concerns, or palliative nature. Though the perfectly calm half-elf seems to take notice of the heroes at the door, and summons them to him with a wave of his hand.
Lyryian
 player, 25 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Wed 15 Jul 2020
at 12:58
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The half elf, having searched the enemies, returned with two scimitars and two daggers, smiling.  She walked upto the one Baelin was talking to and smiled sweetly.

"Hi. Here to save you so how about we just skip the 'oh no, their here to kill us'. We are here to help get you out, and judging by the big guy there, he can't hold those doors forever. So how about you get your two most able bodied people here, give them these..." Handing over the scimitars. "...then we can all leave and not be dead."

As she said this she had a friendly, upbeat tone with a hint of finality.

She looked at the dwarf with a shrug. "Enemies outside....lets move!"


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Lyryian rolled 14 using 1d20+4.  persuasion roll.

DM
 GM, 344 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 15 Jul 2020
at 14:12
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The half-elf offers a nod to the stunned young men offered weapons by Lyryian. Just as they were stepping away from her. Almost as on the cue of his nod they step forward and take the weapons.

The half-elf offers a smile, and approaches Banelin. "These people are villagers. I have no idea what you think they can offer, they're mostly terrified. I have faith that Chauntea has sent your party to us. It will not be long before even your friend's addition to our barrier will not be enough. What is your plan?"

His words are interrupted by another loud regimented bang on the barrier, and a slight slide of Newman's dug in feet. Almost imperceptible.


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ONE short, Lyryian! It's close enough that I'll offer encouragement from the NPC.

Banelin Bran
 player, 126 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 15 Jul 2020
at 23:32
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin pulls out his axe and turns toward the priest,"You'll be escorted out the back way by our ranger, Gorn, along with our casters. Us melee oriented fellows will defend your behinds from the battering ram group, make sure to avoid the patrol group."
Lyryian
 player, 26 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Wed 15 Jul 2020
at 23:43
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The half elf smiled, taking out her hand crossbow. "I'll be lookout....on the edges of the group. I know enough to know where I have to be."

The woman retreats to the door looking out, then to Gorm. "Your call big guy...we walk out together. you lead them away, I'll watch your back."
Gorn
 player, 69 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Thu 16 Jul 2020
at 03:39
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn nods and taps Careena on the shoulder. "Lead them around the west side of the building then over the wall." as he glanced back into the church to see how many there were. "Once over the wall get them into the woods but wait for me. We will take them back the way we came." then looking at Lyryian, "Once I'm over the wall, you follow."

As the villagers were following Careena to the wall, he looked back at Banelin. "May the Gods be with you."
Careena Fairwinter
 player, 18 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Thu 16 Jul 2020
at 14:17
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Careena nodded and as the first of the townsfolk started out of the church she lead them towards the wall west of the church. Once at the wall she began helping to get everyone over the wall. "Men, help the women and children, first." as she got the process moving and then went over the wall herself to make sure the group continued towards the woods.


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NOTE: The map really doesn't show us what is 15-20 feet from the wall on the outside but I'm going to presume it's forested or at least provides some cover for the people to hide in.

DM
 GM, 345 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Thu 16 Jul 2020
at 17:06
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The half-elf nods and starts coordinating the escape. With Newman's support, Lyryian's eyes, and Gorn's guidance; the townsfolk are able to escape across the fence long before the roaming patrol makes it around the temple once more.

In addition, the support Newman provided to the barricade allowed for enough time for the party members to follow along. Gathered on the far side of the fence, out of sight and out of mind, the party is able to guide the townsfolk hidden in the temple back to the old tunnel into the keep.

Shortly after the last villager enters the tunnel, Escobert appears. "You lot are doing more than could ever be asked. Please make your way to the town’s mill. If it burns, we’ll lose our stockpile of flour and we won’t be able to grind more for months. I’m trying to assemble enough defenders from here in the keep to defend it through the rest of the night, but that will take time. If you can head there now, you'd do me an even greater service. You’ll need to defend it until our force arrives to take over, but it shouldn’t be more than fifteen minutes behind you."


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I made the damage rolls, and Newman bought you ten rounds to escape the back of the temple. I did the math, and four rounds was the most it took for anybody to escape the back of the temple. Timing the roaming group right (since they take six minutes to circle the temple and come back to your side) and you need not fight another group! Well done! I'll give you guys a few posts to let your characters catch up to the victory and then I can shuffle you on to the mill!

Banelin Bran
 player, 127 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Fri 17 Jul 2020
at 00:22
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin gives out a hearty laugh in their success,"Hahaha, can't believe they didn't break down that door or even spot us when we left. Hah, I can imagine the look in their face when they'll find no one their and it's all thanks to this guy holding that door down." he says patting Newman  on the shoulder.
Gorn
 player, 70 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Fri 17 Jul 2020
at 00:33
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Hearing Escobert's words, Gorn walked over to him, "What's the fastest way to the Mill?" as he slowly began to check his gear. "I'd like to scout out ahead of the group to make sure we don't run into the group from the church. I'm sure they'll be looking for us."
Lyryian
 player, 27 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Fri 17 Jul 2020
at 01:02
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The half elf brings up the rear of tbe group, a smike on her face at the apparent escape. She looked at Gorn with a wink. "That was fun....what's next?"

As she finished the question, Escobert appears with the next mission. Hands on her knees, she sighs, then stands up and looks at Gorn as he speaks about scouting.


"Fancy some company big guy?"
Newman
 player, 77 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Fri 17 Jul 2020
at 23:28
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman tilted his head down to look to the source of the hand that patted his shoulder with a arched eyebrow one might regard as an imitation of a curious expression on his face.  The metal and stone that made it an imitation of armor not all that dissimilar to the armor the dwarf wore.  His facial features shifted to the grin he seemed to display most of the time--when not in a fight.

"It's okay.  No problem."  Newman replied.  Seemingly unsure of what else to say, the wide shoulders just shrugged.  He faced Escobert and then Gorn and Lyryan when they spoke in turn.  "This time we just kill them all, right?"  He queried as he hefted his maul and set himself up ready to march out.
Banelin Bran
 player, 128 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Fri 17 Jul 2020
at 23:58
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Depends on the situation, we might kill them all but if an opportunity and plan arises like the one that appeared on the church, their might be less killing and more easier solutions." Banelin says to Newman, then looks toward Escobert,"Anyways, what's the state of the mill currently, is it on fire now or are they about to destroy it with brute force."
DM
 GM, 347 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 20 Jul 2020
at 14:13
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Escobert shakes his head, "The best our scouts can tell from the wall of the keep is that they're simply preparing to light it up. We've seen torches and setting kindling up around the walls."

He points in a direction southwest of the keep. "Follow the river that way. Obviously, the mill is on the river, but you may also be able to avoid encounters with other raiders if you stay low and stay near the water."
Gorn
 player, 71 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Mon 20 Jul 2020
at 18:19
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Nodding at Escobert's words, he turns to the others. "Once we get to the end of the tunnel, Lyryian and I will head along the river towards the mill. Give us about five minutes then follow our trail." Turning towards Escobert, "Do you have anyone that can go along to assist just in case. We have some strength but we could easily be overtaken by numbers."

"I'm thinking if we can draw them away from the mill, we may be able to ambush them and knock down their numbers. It will make it easier to defend the mill while we are waiting for Escobert's folks to arrive." looking back at the others.
Lyryian
 player, 28 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Tue 21 Jul 2020
at 01:01
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian looks at Gorn, a playful smile on her face. "You take me to the nicest places...." she said sarcastically, looking at her hand crossbow, and drawing a dagger.

She looks at the ranger, a playful glint in her eye. "Bet you i'll be saving your ass before long." She smiled and winked at the human as she nodded at the plan.
Banelin Bran
 player, 129 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Tue 21 Jul 2020
at 01:52
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin starts packing his backpack,"Alright then, we should probably moved now before they start setting that mill up in blazes." he says and turns to Escobert,"Any folks you got to assist us is much appreciated, as long as they can keep up of course."
Careena Fairwinter
 player, 20 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Tue 21 Jul 2020
at 03:21
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
She had been quiet and did what she did best, listened. Their plan sounded good and she would be better helping at a distance in the first place. "I'm in, and big man there probably isn't the quietest thing either, so anything that helps us gain surprise and the initiative should work in our favor." as she look at Newman and smiled. "Everybody ready?"
Newman
 player, 78 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Tue 21 Jul 2020
at 04:07
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"I'm not?"  Newman looked down to his feet at the mention of his lack of stealthy skills.  The warforged marched in place a few steps and then jumped up and down, each time he landed with a loud heavy thud.  A frown formed on his face.  "Oh...  You might be right."  Just as quickly his expression changed to a grin.  "I'll just have to leave no witnesses!"
Lyryian
 player, 29 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Tue 21 Jul 2020
at 04:16
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The half elf smiled at Newman's word, slapping him on the back.

"Good idea big guy. no one left to argue the point and you were as stealthy as a ghost." Her tone was playful.

She looked at the others and shrugged. "What....he has a point. no one alive saw him and that's stealth, in a way."

The half elf was clearly having too much fun."C'mon Gorn....lets see what trouble we can find."
Gorn
 player, 72 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Thu 23 Jul 2020
at 11:28
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn smiled at Newman's comments. "Let's get moving then. We can travel together to the end of the tunnel then Lyryian and I will move out ahead and scout the situation." as he began to move towards the tunnel entrance.
DM
 GM, 349 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Thu 23 Jul 2020
at 13:55
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Plan followed, the pair of scouts arrive at the mill just at the edge of the water. Shifting into the woods to take a scouting position, Gorn and Lyryian spot six kobolds waving torches around pre-built bonfires set around the edges of the mill. Nothing is yet set alight, but the kobolds approach closer and closer with each stomp of their screaming circle.

The rest of the party lies in wait near the river, awaiting a signal from their scouts.


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Gorn, Lyryian please make either a Wisdom (Insight) or Charisma (Performance) check. You can either make it in RPoL or Roll20, but if you make it in Roll20, just note which action you're taking in the chat window. The map is available in Roll20 for everyone to review.

Gorn
 player, 73 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Thu 23 Jul 2020
at 18:53
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Well that roll didn't go well.


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14:51, Today: Gorn rolled 5 using 1d20+3.  Perception Check.

Lyryian
 player, 30 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Thu 23 Jul 2020
at 22:27
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian moved with the group, until the apointed time where her and Gorn split from the others.  She moved with ease and when she spotted the kobolds, she stopped, her usual smile faded.

She held up her arm and observed the kobolds.


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Lyryian rolled 11 using 1d20+3.  insight check.

DM
 GM, 350 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Thu 23 Jul 2020
at 22:52
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Observing the kobolds' actions, Lyryian comes to the realization that they are merely making a show of starting a fire. Anytime a kobold comes near one of the built bonfire bases, it leans in and moves the torch into the stack, but never allows the base to catch. Immediately pulling it away, and continuing the screeching march. The raiders are clearly making a demonstration of starting a fire, but it’s for show. A few fires are burning around the building, but they could be extinguished easily.
Gorn
 player, 74 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Fri 24 Jul 2020
at 01:25
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Moving closer to Lyryian, "Let's go back and let the rest know what's going on up here. If we can move around passed them, we could attack from two different sides and keep them from escaping."
Lyryian
 player, 31 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Fri 24 Jul 2020
at 02:13
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
the half elf nodded at the ranger's thoughts. "Even if we two flank them and the rest come up as normal, then we will surprise them as their attention will be on them."

she started moving back, the smile returning to her face.
Gorn
 player, 75 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Fri 24 Jul 2020
at 11:06
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn nodded and then slowly moved back down to the rest of the party. Once they got back to the rest of the party, he explained what they had seen then added, "I think Lyryian, Careena and myself, should move around to the other side of them. The three of you should move up into the edge of the woods. We will begin an attack from our side to draw their attention and when they start to move towards us, the three of you can hit them from the rear. We should be able to clear them quickly then put out the few fires they have set. We'll hit them with ranged attacks first then move to melee."
Banelin Bran
 player, 130 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Fri 24 Jul 2020
at 11:26
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Sounds easy enough, you can count on Mack, Newman, and I to take care  of our part." Banelin says, brandishing his axe and ready for a fight.
Gorn
 player, 76 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Sun 26 Jul 2020
at 02:49
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn nods and signals for Careena and Lyryian to follow him. They move through the forested area and around to the far side of the mill. Once in place, "Careena, you should start off the attack with that spell of yours. Then Lyryian and I will take ranged shots at them. Once we have their attention we will attack out of the woods to draw them our way, and the other group can hit them from the rear."
Newman
 player, 79 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Sun 26 Jul 2020
at 03:51
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman grinned and brandished his maul as if prepared to hit something right then.  "Ready!"  He was copying Banelin, having chosen the dwarf as a good example for the situation to mimic it seemed.
Careena Fairwinter
 player, 21 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Sun 26 Jul 2020
at 18:16
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Still angry over her period of captivity, any chance to take down more of these vile creatures sent a warmth through her body. "Lead the way," as she followed after Gorn and Lyryian. "Maybe we can use their fires to cook something to eat." as her eyebrows raised. Once they reached their point of attack, Careena at Gorn's recommendation. She'd be more than happy to start any attack but she'd rather it be with her hands around the neck of one or more of them.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:16, Sun 26 July 2020.

Gorn
 player, 77 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Mon 27 Jul 2020
at 13:12
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The hair prickled on his neck as he heard Careena's words. "Okay, let's do this." as he readied his bow. "Careena, hit them with whatever you want."

"We'll do one round then charge them. Hopefully they will be so confused we'll get in a couple hits before they figure out what hit them."
DM
 GM, 352 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 27 Jul 2020
at 14:34
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Battle plans initiated, the party gets into position to execute their plan. Gorn, Careena, and Lyryian coming in from the East end of the mill; the others preparing to enter from the woods' edge to the west.


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Go ahead and roll initiative, and take a surprise round. You can skip the kobolds for the first "surprise" round, and then I will bring any of them that are left into the combat on the second round.

Careena Fairwinter
 player, 22 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Tue 28 Jul 2020
at 00:01
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Careena smiled and with her eyes on Kobold F she began her incantation, "You'll love this one." as her hands moved over her head and then slowly lowered. As her incantation completed, anyone watching saw a flame-like radiance come down from above and land directly on the unsuspecting Kobold.


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At Will Encantation: Sacred Flame Victim gets chance for Dexterity save or suffers 1d8 damage.

19:59, Today: Careena Fairwinter rolled 6 using 1d8.  Sacred Flame Damage Roll.


Gorn
 player, 79 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Tue 28 Jul 2020
at 15:08
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
As Careena's spell landed on the kobold, Gorn released his attack on Kobold E. "Damned that was harsh." as he watched his arrow strike it target. Putting aside his bow he drew his swords and prepared to charge into battle.


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11:05, Today: Gorn rolled 15,9 using 1d20+5,1d8+3.  Ranged attack and damage vs Kobold E.

Newman
 player, 81 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Tue 28 Jul 2020
at 15:28
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Upon seeing the attack begin, Newman took this as his cue to enter into the fray.  The bushes erupted as the large stone, metal and wood being charged right into the midst of the kobold group, his target was a hapless one who probably thought himself safe near the middle of the encampment.  Not that they would have any time to contemplate what happened as he brought the maul down with vicious precision right on top of the kobold.  Newman was taking a gamble here like before trying to weigh the better striking of the targets over his own defense for the moment.  He knew they had to get this done and fast!




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Movement: Move to right next to Kobold C  by moving into but not out of threat areas for kobold A and B thus leaving Banelin and Mack easily accessible targets which they may flank if the so want.

Action:  Reckless attack on Kobold C.  Cannot edit the kobold HP like we could before so I could not "X" him out assuming 12 damage squished it.

11:17, Today: Newman rolled 22 using 2d20+5, dropping the lowest dice only.  reckless attack

11:21, Today: Newman rolled 12 using 2d6+3.  damage.  Had to adjust up since I goofed and accidentally had it dropping the lowest dice when I rolled.  Rolled a 6 and 3 on the dice.

Bonus action:  nothing unfortunately!


DM
 GM, 356 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Tue 28 Jul 2020
at 15:41
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The initial launch of the surprise attack was going brilliantly as three opponents fall to attacks from the party immediately. The rest prepare to impart their share of the spring attack.


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Still in the surprise round, Kobold F, E, and C are downed. It is now Lyryian, Mack, Banelin, and Gorn's turn before the remaining kobolds (if any) get an action.

Lyryian
 player, 33 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Tue 28 Jul 2020
at 22:23
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian, her back up against the tree, took a small vial out of her side and applied it to a bolt of her crossbow, and placed it carefully in the hand crossbow..

Lyryian saw Gorn and Careena prepare their attacks, and she turned around the tree, lining up her enemy. She heard the whoosh of energy as the spellcaster concluded her spell, and pulled the trigger on her crossbow, releasing the bolt with accuracy.


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Lyryian will apply poison on the crossbow bolt

Lyryian rolled 19 using 1d20+5.  attack - hand crossbow.

Lyryian rolled 7 using 1d6+3.  damage - hand crossbow.

must make a DC 10 Constitution saving throw or take 2 poison damage.



Mack Jones
 player, 82 posts
 Bugbear
 Fighter 1 / Bard 1
Sat 1 Aug 2020
at 14:15
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Mack watched the party devastate the kobolds and with only the two remaining, he decided to give the party one more advantage in the fight, playing his instrument in a light, airy melody. As the notes hit the sky, the last two kobolds fell asleep on the ground.


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Casting sleep, 22hp of targets, which is enough to putt the remaining kobolds to sleep.

Banelin Bran
 player, 134 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sat 1 Aug 2020
at 14:30
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin walks over the fallen bodies of their defeated foe,"Well that takes care of that, I'll go ahead and tie them up before they cause any trouble. Now reinforcements should come any minute now, can't wait to see their face when they see how we dispatched these guys so easily." he says and pulls out a rope to tie the two kobolds together.


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I don't think their's a roll for tying so consider these sleeping kobolds automatically restrained till reinforcements show up.


This message was last edited by the player at 14:31, Sat 01 Aug 2020.

Careena Fairwinter
 player, 24 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Sat 1 Aug 2020
at 16:40
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"They never knew what hit them." as she looked at Gorn and Lyryian "Now we need to figure out our defense."

This message was last edited by the player at 16:42, Sat 01 Aug 2020.

Gorn
 player, 81 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Sun 2 Aug 2020
at 02:49
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Smiling at Careena's comment, "Remind me to never get on your bad side." as the image of the fire engulfing that kobold. "Yep, we need to prepare to defend the mill till the others arrive." Walking over to the others, "I think we need to move these bodies inside. We can worry about dispose of them later but we can't leave them here, it will take away our ability to surprise anyone that comes to check on them. Also, I think a couple of us should keep an eye out and hide in the woods, while the others go inside and take positions to defend from. If and when they get attacked, the two in the woods can ambush them from the rear."
Banelin Bran
 player, 135 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sun 2 Aug 2020
at 04:02
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Do we really need to hide the bodies? The enemy will probably be already suspicious if the mill is still standing. Besides, we only need to defend it for 10 minutes, by the time any enemy show up, our guys will have already take our duty." Banelin says and rubs his beard in thought,"I'd say we stand our ground, maybe fortify this mill by cutting down a few of the trees around this place. Two of us can still hide in the woods, they'll even be our scouts for any patrol coming our way."
Lyryian
 player, 35 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Sun 2 Aug 2020
at 04:36
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian, sheathing her crossbow, smiled as she walked up to the others. "Rather anticlimactic if you ask me. thought they'd be more of a challenge. "
.the half elf shrugged and looked at the others.

She looked at thr mill with a serious look. "I will post on the roof as lookout....don't want any of the bastards sneaking up on us."

She made for the mill and paused, looking at the others. "Keep your eyes open. you hear my call and I will provide ranged attack. Stay sharp"

She then went to the mill and climbed the roof
Newman
 player, 83 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Sun 2 Aug 2020
at 15:58
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman stood ready to finish the fight--and then it was over.  Watching Banelin tie them up, his brows pinched inward and his mouth formed a frown--his attempt at conveying confusion.  "Why are you taking them prisoner?"  He still had his maul in his hands as he approached the two sleeping kobolds.  "How are we gonna watch them and the Mill?  Shouldn't I just kill them so they cannot give away our plan?"  He raised his maul as if to demonstrate his readiness.
Banelin Bran
 player, 136 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sun 2 Aug 2020
at 23:39
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"It's a morale thing Newman, we can't murder just keep on murdering someone just because the opportunity is their, if theirs an opportunity to bring them alive then you have to pick it. That's just not a thing we should do, and besides taking prisoners might prove valuable information." Banelin says, keeping an eye at their current prisoner.
Gorn
 player, 82 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Mon 3 Aug 2020
at 00:08
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn nodded at Lyryian as she headed towards the mill. "Careena, why don't you go inside the mill." He then looked at the others. "Why don't we spread out along the tree line, out of sight. If anyone comes to attack the mill, Careena and Lyryian can hit them with ranged attacks and we can attack them out of the woods."
Careena Fairwinter
 player, 25 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Mon 3 Aug 2020
at 23:44
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Even though she preferred to be outside, Careena wanted to be a part of the team and accepted Gorn request. She would talk with him when they got back. As she walked passed the kobolds she grabbed one by the horn, "Come on, I may need a shield if things get dicey in there." dragging him along without a chance to get up. "Behave yourself or I'll have you licking my boots clean."

Once inside, she found a corner with a window. Prodding him with her staff, "Now stand there and look like you are on guard duty." She didn't know if he understood a word she was saying to him in the common tongue but that was unimportant as long as he didn't try anything.


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Perception Check: Made the roll on Roll20 1d20+2 result 15
Also moved character token to the door of the mill.


This message was last edited by the player at 02:09, Wed 05 Aug 2020.

DM
 GM, 361 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 5 Aug 2020
at 16:28
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Entering the mill, there is a flicker of torch light from sconces on the walls. The mill looks to be in perfectly good shape. The lower level wraps around the corner to make an "L" shape, and there is a loft that runs across the top of the mill creating a makeshift second floor in which processed grains are stored before being shipped or moved across Greenest.
Gorn
 player, 83 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Wed 5 Aug 2020
at 17:53
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
With Careena and Lyryian in the mill, Gorn moved back into the woods to wait for the relief to arrive. Taking out both of his swords he carefully cleaned them then replaced them in their scabbards. He then checked the rest of his equipment just in case he needed it if the baddies arrived before their relief.
Lyryian
 player, 36 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Wed 5 Aug 2020
at 21:48
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian entered the mill and climbed the second floor easily. Opening the window, she climbed out and with a little effort, climbed onto the actual roof.

Staying low on the roof, she removed her hand crossbow. She set to the task if watching for movement

<OOC: Lyryian rolled 11 using 1d20+5.  stealth check.
Lyryian rolled 12 using 1d20+3.  Perception check>
 

This message was last edited by the player at 21:09, Mon 10 Aug 2020.

Banelin Bran
 player, 137 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 5 Aug 2020
at 23:10
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin sighs at this plan,"Guess we're hiding in the treeline, just so you know my fortifying plan might have worked." he says and hides in one of the tree lines.


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07:32, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 13 using 2d20-1, dropping the highest dice only.  Disadv Stealth Check.


This message was last edited by the player at 23:33, Thu 06 Aug 2020.

Newman
 player, 84 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Fri 7 Aug 2020
at 23:10
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Morale..."  Newman said mostly to himself as he glanced from Banelin to the tied up Kobolds, and then back again a few times.  Finally he shrugged.  "I don't know what that means, but if you say so."  He was about to follow Banelin but stopped as he watched Careena drag one of the kobolds off with her.

His eyes darting around the area and he made half steps in several directions, his mouth moving but no sound came out--he was thinking hard.  He could not help but notice that everyone else so far was ignoring the last living but tied up kobold.  Newman then came to a decision relatively quickly.  He reached out and snatched up the remaining kobold and dragged it off into the bushes with him.  Setting it down on the ground next to him where he hid, he pointed a large digit in its face less than a half an inch from the kobold's nose.  He wasn't sure if the thing understood him, nor if it was even awake at this point really.  Still he put on the sternest expression he could muster as he towered over the hapless creature.  "You make noise, I crush you."  He said to the kobold.



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18:56, Today: Newman rolled 15 using 1d20+1.  Stealth Check!

DM
 GM, 366 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Tue 11 Aug 2020
at 13:45
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
As Lyryian and Careena enter the mill, they are visited by an uncomfortable feeling.

Indeed, that feeling manifested when Lyrian moved to climb the ladder into the loft and they were greeted with a rain of spears! Both women are stricken by two spears each, but the shock of the ambush doesn't stop them from crying out to alert their allies.


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Lyryian, you were struck by two attacks for 11 damage (one crit), Careena you were struck by two attacks for 12 damage (one crit). I have rolled initiative for everybody. Guard>Gorn>Lyryian>Careena>Culstist>Newman>Mack(me)>Banelin. The Guards have taken their turn. Gorn, you're up.

Gorn
 player, 87 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Wed 12 Aug 2020
at 11:19
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn moves into the mill and under the loft waiting for the others to join him.
Lyryian
 player, 39 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Fri 14 Aug 2020
at 23:19
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian, injured with the spears, was taken aback by the sudden attack, but cursed herself for the lack of care on her part.

Grasping her wounds, she quickly made her way(more a crawl) under the loft and to cover.

The usually smiling half elf had a serious look on her face. "Gods dammit....should guessed." she muttered.

Grasping one of her wounds she got out her hand crossbow.

"You're surrounded. You get one chance....throw your weapons down and you can walk away. Stay, and you will die."

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:35, Fri 14 Aug 2020.

Careena Fairwinter
 player, 27 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Sat 15 Aug 2020
at 02:16
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Careena's mind flared as the speared struck her. Struggling she made her way under the loft and prepared for their next attack. "Surrender or not, none of them will be alive when I leave this building."
Lyryian
 player, 40 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Sat 15 Aug 2020
at 02:58
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian, still bleeding, looked at her with raised eyebrows. "I know...but would you rather them throw more spears at you, or just bash the crap out of them?" she whispered.


She shook her head. "Trust me, their throats are gonna feel my blade." she whispered in her ear
Newman
 player, 88 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Sun 16 Aug 2020
at 17:38
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman heard the attack and pain from his comrades.  He eyed the fire still going nearby that the kobolds had set, his gaze moving rapidly from their bodies, and the still living and tied up ones to towards the loft of the Mill and back again.  He let out a low growl of both anger and frustration.  Anger at his comrades being hurt.  Frustration he could not currently summon the energy needed to properly unleash that anger on his enemies.


Newman, acting on impulse produced a torch from his backpack he stuck it in the fire to light it.  Then the towering barbarian warforged charged into the mill, his booming footfalls moving quite rapidly until he was under the loft near the stairwell to the upper loft itself.


Newman, his face configured for anger, held the lit torch threateningly towards the wooden staircase.  His booming baritone voice was shouting to the men hiding in the loft, though he did not know how many were up there, he was too mad to care!  "You give up or I BURN YOU ALL!!!"
Banelin Bran
 player, 141 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sun 16 Aug 2020
at 23:05
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin sees the warforged threatening to burn the mill down and he gives a shrug and does the same,"Do as Newman said everyone, surrender now or else you all burn to death." he says, torch in hand.
DM
 GM, 372 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 17 Aug 2020
at 18:25
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
One of the men stands up in the loft and holds up a hand, "Enough, I'm not giving up my life for this measly town. Allow us to exit. We surrender."

Several of the others nod, and they move to the edge of the loft to look around below, where the warforged stands with a torch.


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Wasn't going to let you have it until Newman took a torch to the mill. It's a mill...google videos of grain silos exploding. Clearly, you're all crazy, and they're not planning to die today.

Gorn
 player, 88 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Mon 17 Aug 2020
at 19:42
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Newman, have them drop their weapons over the side of the loft then walk backwards down the stairs." suggests Gorn.
Newman
 player, 90 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Mon 17 Aug 2020
at 22:38
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman eyed Gorn when he spoke and then nodded.  "Like he said: Drop weapons over the side!" He accentuated his command with a growl before continuing.  "Then walk backwards!  You try something stupid and I light this place up!"  He hit his fist against the post of the stairwell in effort to make sure they were paying attention and knew he was serious.  "MOVE!"
Banelin Bran
 player, 142 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Tue 18 Aug 2020
at 00:10
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin blows off his torch and laughs heartily,"Hah, now that theirs a victory, not only do we got a bunch of prisoners but we saved the mill from ourselves. A great tactic indeed, now all we need to do is wait for reinforcements to take care of this stuff."
Careena Fairwinter
 player, 28 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Tue 18 Aug 2020
at 11:49
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Elated at their surrender, Careena still wasn't comfortable with the situation. They had been caught off-guard once, what could they possibly be planning? "Someone should go outside and check to be sure they don't try and climb out through a window upstairs." as she began to check her wounds. "The last thing we need is for them to gain surprise again."
Gorn
 player, 89 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Tue 18 Aug 2020
at 16:08
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn nodded at Careena's words, frustrated that he didn't spot the ambush. "If the five of you can handle things in here, I'll make the check around the building and make sure no one is trying to slip the noose."


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Note: Gorn will move outside, if no one in the party is adverse to his going outside. Once outside he will check around the outside of the building to make sure no one is trying to slip out a window. He will then toss the dead bodies in the fire that is burning outside and slit the throat of the sleeping kobold and toss him in the fire.

DM
 GM, 373 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Tue 18 Aug 2020
at 16:16
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The group seems to do as requested, loosing their weapons over the side. The man that spoke leads the group down the stairs, open palms up at waist height.

They will allow themselves to be shackled in turn, and stand to await their fate.

The apparent leader speaks up again, "If you're taking us to the keep, don't let us be seen. Again, I'm not dying over this sleepy little town."
Lyryian
 player, 41 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Wed 19 Aug 2020
at 03:58
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian, holding her wound in her side, glared at the human as he spoke. "You think your in any position to make requests? My tiefling friend here wanted to kill you on sight for our wounds, and I'm more inclined to let her do it than stop her."

she holds up her bloodied hand from her wound. "Next time you may want to not attack before you give up...may put you in better stead." She walks up to the leader, looking at him eye to eye, and wipes her and on his face, her blood smeared on his face.

She then turned around and started walking for the exit.
Newman
 player, 91 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Wed 19 Aug 2020
at 14:17
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman stood there, lit torch still in hand as he watched the rain of weaponry come down from the loft.  He waited while their ambushers come down, his face reconfigured for a full menacing scowl, his eyes fixed on the one who seemed to be their leader.  He helped tie the men up with his rope, tying several of them together tightly to help save rope.


Something was bugging him though.  Being a little lower on the intellect side but having a decent wisdom, he was slowly piecing together what it was from hearing his companions and their new prisoners speak.  Then he had the eureka moment.  He knew what was bugging him now!


Newman let the others have their say first then in a flash stepped forward, grabbing the leader by the front of his armor and lifting the man off the ground with one hand so he could look him eye to eye, the man's face smeared with Lyrian's blood.  "This was a trap!  Who told you to make this trap for us?"  He let out a low growl before continuing.  "Tell me or I drag you right to the center of town myself!"
DM
 GM, 374 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 19 Aug 2020
at 18:21
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The man barely moved when Lyryian moved to spread blood across his face. A smirk curled his lips, "It's cute you think it was a request. It was a recommendation. They'll kill you too if you're seen taking us in. But, do what you must to make you happy."

The mans eyes move to Newman, and his head tilts curiously. "The commander for this particular raid would be Langdedrosa Cyanwrath. I recommend not coming across him though. You may want to steer clear of Lennithon too."
Gorn
 player, 90 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Wed 19 Aug 2020
at 20:34
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Hearing no objections from the rest of the party, Gorn will move outside. Once outside he will toss the dead bodies in the fire that is burning outside. He will then slit the throat and cut off the horns of the sleeping kobold and toss the rest of his body in the fire. Once done he will return inside, find the body of the kobold that Careena dragged inside and do the same thing, slit his throat, cut off his horns then drag his body outside and toss it on the fire.

He will then return to the inside of the building. "Which of you are cultists?" as he scans the group that had surrendered to them.
Banelin Bran
 player, 143 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Wed 19 Aug 2020
at 23:02
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin rubs his beard in Gorn's question,"Ah, I see you want us to execute the more devoted fellows. Unless you just want to interrogate them with subtle torture, I guess we could just execute the mercs and pin them to the wall as a sign that we mean business."
Gorn
 player, 91 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Wed 19 Aug 2020
at 23:13
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn smiled at Banelin's perceptive comment, "I hate, no I despise being threatened. I plan to send a message to their 'leader' and they will take it to him." then turning to their prisoners. "Speak quickly or I will take my best guess." as he walked over to the one who had spoken earlier. "You seem quick to talk, which of you are, what do they call you, 'cultists'." as he got in his face, the tip of a dagger pressed against his throat.
DM
 GM, 375 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Thu 20 Aug 2020
at 23:44
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The man smiled at the dagger tip and shook his head. "Why would I tell you that when you just admitted your plan to kill us as a message?"

His eyes moved to Banelin, "Is this your first time threatening people? Small hint, 'Tell us who is the villain so we can kill you' is not the way to do it. There is no incentive to admit the truth. You're encouraging the lot of us to remain silent and see if you guess correctly. It's not a great plan."

He looks back towards "his" men, "Up to you all if you want to volunteer to die."
Gorn
 player, 92 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Fri 21 Aug 2020
at 01:28
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Okay, then fine, if that's how you want to do this?" and with a quick shove, push the dagger up through the man's head. "Now, turning to the others. Which one of you is going to tell me who the believers are? My patience is thin and I have no problem killing all of you." as he walked over and picked up a spear.
Careena Fairwinter
 player, 29 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Sat 22 Aug 2020
at 18:16
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Careena felt a tingle pass through her body as she watched Gorn shove the dagger up and into the man's brain. "I guess we know where this is going." as she hobbled over and picked up one of the spears that had been thrown at them. She then grabbed one of the swords that had been thrown down and began to slice at the blunt end of the spear. Looking at the others, "You haven't figured it out yet?" as she moved towards the dead body. With a couple solid hacks, she removed the head from the body and shoved the once blunt end up through the neck. "If one of you could drag the body outside and toss it on the fire?" then looked at Gorn and shook her head. "I sure hope you know what you are doing."
Lyryian
 player, 42 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 05:20
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The half elf was a little surprised at the fact Gorn was so ruthless. She herself would have had little problem doing the job herself (Expecially since being injured), but didn't expect the ranger to go through with it.

While Careena mounted the head on a spear, she walked up beside the man. "Didn't think you had that in you....At least i know you will do what needs to be done if needed."

The woman drew out a wicked looking dagger and cleaned her nails with them as the  tiefling worked on the head. She managed a half smile at the Tiefling's last comment.

"Wether he knows or not, it's done now.  All that's left is we prepare for the storm."

She took out a vial and several bolts and starting dripping purple liquid onto the bolt tips. "This could get very interesting." She muttered
Careena Fairwinter
 player, 31 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 11:11
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Nodding at Lyryian's words, "I'm not sure who this guy is that he spoke of, but we will need to be prepared." as she finished up putting the head on the spear. "He will definitely not come alone, they never do, but my experience has been, if you cut-off the head of the beast, the rest of the body dies along with it."
DM
 GM, 376 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 14:36
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The rest of the group of prisoners remain silent in light of the absolute murder or their restrained, unarmed, colleague. They were not about to speak up as the result was their death either way. They did, however, shift as a unit down to their knees and lower their heads in complete surrender making them restrained, unarmed, and complete non-combatants.


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You can make an intimidation check. Gorn with advantage for the murdering.

Gorn
 player, 93 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 15:19
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames

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11:16, Today: Gorn rolled 12 using 1d20-1.  Intimidation Roll. That would be the base roll with adjustmment for circumstances.

Newman
 player, 92 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 05:15
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
After his "interrogation" Newman stepped away to let the others have their questions.  However he was not expecting Gorn to straight up kill the leader like that.  The warforged stood in silence as he watched Careena behead the corpse and prepare it for a rather gruesome display.  Of course he didn't have a throat to clear since he lacked the ability to breathe.  He simply mimicked a lot of mannerisms from people he had been around for a long as he could remember.  When he was about to speak he ended up making a sound somewhat akin to that of a person clearing their throat.

"Uh...  I thought we wanted prisoners?"  Newman asked, looking to Banelin since the dwarf had been helpful for these moral questions so far. "Are you people going to eat them?"
Banelin Bran
 player, 144 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 05:30
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Hmm, I don't think so, best to this out and let the rest figure out how to get their information out of them. Still though, Langdedrosa Cyanwrath and Lennithon, very peculiar names." Banelin says, rubbing his beard in thought, he then starts packing his equipment,"Anyways, we should start prepping for defenses, who knows how long back up we'll be here or when a patrol would show up. Maybe we can chop off one of those trees to make a barricade." he says, heading off to the woods.
DM
 GM, 378 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Thu 27 Aug 2020
at 14:56
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Hearing Banelin talk, watching Gorn kill the talker/presumed leader, and being bound at the wrists one of the others clears his own throat and speaks up. "There's no patrol coming here. This was a trap for you. You've been moving around town interrupting our looting, and Langderosa wanted you stopped. This was a farce to draw you in and end you."

He shakes his head as if trying to clear stars after a severe knock on the head. "Just to stop you. All they're doing is collecting valuables for some kind of horde. I keep hearing its for the dragons. They claim they have dragon eggs in their camp.

The eyes of another man bound in the line narrow and glare towards the talker silently.
Careena Fairwinter
 player, 32 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Sat 29 Aug 2020
at 04:11
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Careena walks over to the man who had just spoken and looks at the others. "Now see how easy that was." Taking out a dagger, she reached down and cut the man's restraints. "Go sit over there." as she pointed at the stairwell. "Don't make me chase you either, I'll burn you alive like I did your friend out there."

"Now, the man over there asked you a question." as she pointed towards Gorn. "Which of you are cultists." as she walked over to the man she had just released. "Answer before he does," motioning towards the freed man, "if you would like to join him."
Banelin Bran
 player, 145 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sat 29 Aug 2020
at 04:44
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin rubs his beard in thought,"Huh, this was all a trap to lure us. Guess that means that we got nothing to worry about and defending the mill is a success. So let's wrap this up shall we, mind speaking up and answer our ranger here." he says and takes a seat on the floor,"Though we could just tie them up and let the guards handle it."
Lyryian
 player, 43 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Sat 29 Aug 2020
at 13:06
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian couldn't help but smile at the clever ruse set for them. "Well, isn't that a handy thing....and a dragon loot and eggs to boot." The woman had a gleam in her eye as she allowed a half smile.

She knew facing a dragon was not smart, but the reward far outweighed the risk. She looked at the others. "If people are collecting stuff for them, then maybe there's an opportunity for us.....but later. For now the task at hand."

She looks at the men still tied up. with a sniff. "Live, die....no matter to us. What he told us you'll be defeat anyway, so tell us all, and at least we will let you live. You may even get a head stat before they find you." She smiled at Gorn. "...and if we find them first, you may yet life to see grandchildren."
Newman
 player, 93 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Sun 30 Aug 2020
at 14:40
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman went to the window peering out, his eyes scanning the surroundings before looking up and scanning the sky for a minute.  He then turned surveying the prisoners, his dull blue glowing eyes falling finally to the one who had been speaking as the new group leader since Gorn had slain the other one.

He walked closer, poking the man in the chest with a large digit as if he thought his heavy footfalls and large frame before the man was not enough to gain attention.  "Hey, What happened to it?  Do you know?"  He paused as if waiting for an answer before, one of his fingers was pointed skyward.  "Where did it go?"
DM
 GM, 381 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 31 Aug 2020
at 14:03
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The man blinks as he's released, but he does manage to sit where he's told not wiling to risk his life here. When Newman approached he looked up to the sky, "The dragon?" He shrugged, "Could be anywhere in town. Could be flying out of sight waiting on instructions."

He looks over to the rest tied up, "They're not going to answer you. They answer you and they're dead. They don't answer you, you've already threatened them. They're out right now is to give you nothing and go out heroes to the cause."
Gorn
 player, 95 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Mon 31 Aug 2020
at 18:36
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"That's really a shame to hear." walking over to the group. "On your feet." as he looked at the others. "I'm tired of waiting for the townsfolk and since there's no strategic reason to remain here. We need to head back to town." looking back at their captives. "We'll turn them over to the townsfolk." He then walked over to the talkative one. "You're free to go. If I was you, I wouldn't head back to your camp. I'm sure they'll find out you talked."

As they leave the building, Gorn will place the spear with the head on it in the ground.
Newman
 player, 95 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Mon 31 Aug 2020
at 23:35
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman's face reconfigured in confusion, which was a slight frown and his head tilted to the left slightly kinda like a dog as Gorn spoke about leaving.  "I thought we were supposed to wait... here... for..."  His voice trailed off a moment as if the mental wheels were turning needed to draw more power than he could spare for speaking.  Being who and what he was, that might actually be what happened.  Finally after a few seconds he tried to tap Banelin on the shoulder.  "What if we miss the townspeople who were supposed to meet us here?  They will think we died or got lost."
Banelin Bran
 player, 146 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Tue 1 Sep 2020
at 01:37
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin gives a nod to Newman,"Newman got a point here, and besides, the town guard we'll probably arrive any minute now. So all we got to do is wait, those were the orders that was given to us after all."
Gorn
 player, 96 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Tue 1 Sep 2020
at 02:49
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Well, First, I don't take orders from them. Secondly, he said they would be fifteen minutes behind us and we've been here well over fifteen minutes." as he glanced around the group. "On top of that, I'd like to rid myself of these ten captives sooner than later. How do we even know they're not tied up dealing with something in town. Just like they were saying, this was a ruse to try and capture or kill us. Do you really want to stand around here and give them a second chance? I'm sure the next group won't be so easy to give in since we'll be the ones inside the mill."
Banelin Bran
 player, 147 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Tue 1 Sep 2020
at 04:16
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"How stubborn, but if you insist, then I guess we'll have to take them into town then." Banelin says, gesturing towards the prisoner.
Newman
 player, 96 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Tue 1 Sep 2020
at 14:44
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman listened a moment, his expression reconfiguring to a far more shocked one all the sudden as a new thought came to him. "Do you mean the townspeople sent us here BECAUSE it was a trap for us?"  His tone said he was not sure, but thought that was what Gorn was getting at here.
Gorn
 player, 97 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Tue 1 Sep 2020
at 15:50
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"No, I don't think they sent us here because they knew it was a trap." looking over at Newman. "I just don't see a reason to stay here since there wasn't any intent to burn down the mill in the first place. I'm concerned that if these guys don't report back to their camp that they were successful more will arrive. If that happens, we are screwed. We have ten captives that the townsfolk can use to barter with or even get info from. If this mill was so important to them, it would seem to me they would already have showed up. So apparently something else of greater importance has occurred so maybe we should be back in town to help them."
Lyryian
 player, 44 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Tue 1 Sep 2020
at 19:08
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian, still hurt from the wounds, stretched a bit. "I doubt the townspeople had anything to do with this....not all of them anyway." She looked at the captives with a grimace.

"i think that this was a ruse to either take us out or distract us long enough for something else. Either way, i think the Mill is slim pickings now. We should move and now. If it's what i think it is, the town may need us more. If this place is important, then we are gonna get a lot of company soon that will hurt us in both time and physically."

She takes both daggers out and looks at the group, but speaks to the team. "Lets move."
DM
 GM, 382 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 15:25
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The crew returns to town with their prisoners in tow, and Governor Nighthill is thrilled to see so many prisoners. "AH! You five are amazing! Your friend you left behind has been incredible as well. She fell right in with our town guard and is instructing them on many a new technique. Perhaps we can gain some information from this lot and see what these raiders are here for!"

At a nod from Governor Nighthill, a group of town guard, lead by Lisica herself come and gather the prisoners. She gives you all a cheery nod of recognition, and a slight wave. Then moves the guard unit away to lodge the prisoners.

The governor returns to the small group and holds out a hand. Within are two small red vials. "Please take these as thanks for your service. Since you freed Master Falconmoon and his flock from the church we have access to our healing portents again. Thank you once more. I am eternally grateful that..."

A scream rips through the sky and lightning forks across the walls of the keep. Several soldiers fall to the courtyard below, some scorched, and others just suffering from missteps trying to escape.

Nighthill goes pale before the adventurers and nearly drops the vials that he was holding out towards the party. "It's been flying in and out of sight all night." he says with a trembling voice. "I guess they finally decided to use their biggest weapon."

He looks to the party with a plea in his eyes, but he does not ask of them this time. Prisoners are hurriedly shoved into the tower, and Lisica leads her troop up to the walls to face the threat.
Careena Fairwinter
 player, 33 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Thu 3 Sep 2020
at 00:33
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Still feeling the affects of her wounds, Careena didn't hesitate taking one of the vials for the governor. "Your generosity is appreciated." Since there didn't appear to be anything else needed from the townspeople, she found a quiet corner and sat down to get some rest.

Reaching into her backpack, she removed a ration and began to eat it while studying the vial that she had just received from the governor.
Gorn
 player, 98 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Thu 3 Sep 2020
at 00:37
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn smiled as Careena took the vial and nodded his approval. "Give the other one to Lyryian." as he motioned towards her. "The two of them are the only ones who were wounded at the mill." Seeing that Careena had gone to sit down, he walked over to where she was seated. "Mind if I join you?"
Lyryian
 player, 45 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Thu 3 Sep 2020
at 01:03
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian smiled as the potion was handed over, and nodded to the governor in thanks. The woman looks at the lightning as it forks over the sky, and seeing Gorn and Careena rest, the half elf =sat a little way from the two, leaning against the wall.

She watched the Lightning, thinking, and spoke loud enough for the others to hear, though he eyes were in the distance. "Kinda curious as to the riches that are hidden there....as well as those eggs." She placed the healing potion in a pouch.
Banelin Bran
 player, 148 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Thu 3 Sep 2020
at 01:24
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin looked toward the walls of the keep as lightning shoots out,"Oi, should we deal with whatever's causing that ruckus, it looks to me like some threat is trying to siege through the keep."
Newman
 player, 97 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Thu 3 Sep 2020
at 23:09
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman trudged into the keep prodding along the prisoners as needed.  When they finally arrived he returned the wave from Lisica with a grin.  The words of the Governor were all but ignored by the warforged when he heard the scream of the dragon and the thunder that followed the lightning being spewed against the keep.  The hulking golem like being stared after the flying beast with a scowl fixed on his face, he himself standing still as a statue for what seemed forever.

Until Banelin's voice cut through the thoughts churning in the mind of Newman that is anyway.  The maul he had in hand, still resting on a shoulder was hefted and the handle of the weapon was stuck through the many leather straps that made up a sort of tactical harness where he stuck most of the things he owned, the rest either being on his wide belt or in his backpack.  He reached behind his head and counted the javelins by touch that he had stuck in his harness a moment--it took him a bit to count to 3 mostly because he couldn't see them as he counted.  Mostly though numbers were not easy for him at times.

"I'm read...  Well, um...  maybe... hold on Banelin."  Newman said with a note of embarrassment in his voice as he eyed a few of those guards who were heading up to face the beast.  Then he turned to a few of the guards staying down here still to guard the prisoners.  "Hey, are there any more bows and arrows maybe I could borrow?  Like what some of them have?  I'm not as good with a bow as I am with my maul but I... can't reach that thing."  He said pointing towards where the dragon had gone.
Careena Fairwinter
 player, 34 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Fri 4 Sep 2020
at 16:34
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"No, I don't mind." as she motioned to the area next to her. "You know, you're a difficult one to figure out." as she went back to eating her rations. "The big guy over there, he just goes based on some sort of instinct." as she reached for the vial. "The dwarf, well he's a dwarf, you come to expect a certain reaction from them." Taking one last glance at the vial, she removed the stopper and drank the contents down. She began to feel the effects almost immediately but still felt the soreness from the mission they had just returned from.

She glanced at Lyryian as she walked towards them, slightly dismayed that she hadn't taken a seat with them. "She's a very rational person in her thoughts and actions." as she continued to look at her as she spoke. "You though, you don't seem to fear even death, it's almost like you would spit in the eye of death if it looked you in the face."

Hearing the dwarf's comments about fighting the dragon or whatever it was attacking the keep, she dropped her head. "We are puppets in a battle not of our choosing. Fighting the dragon is not our best course of action. We should track down its lair and wait for it there. Even attacking the camp of those who follow it would have a greater impact for these people than staying here and dying on those ramparts."
Banelin Bran
 player, 149 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Fri 4 Sep 2020
at 23:15
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin gives a nervous glance to the keep,"Are you sure about that? Their are families and survivors in this keep lassie, if we don't even help out in the fight then I won't forgive myself and it goes against my oath to abandon folks I just saved."
Gorn
 player, 99 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Fri 4 Sep 2020
at 23:55
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Unsure of how to answer Careena's charge as to him having a death wish, "You are correct, I don't fear dying, especially if I am dying for a righteous cause." as he looked up at Banelin as he responded to Careena's comments. "Likewise, I do not see this keep as the greater good either. One more bow is not going to make a difference. A well placed javelin thrown by someone with the strength to hurl it the distance it will need to fly just might. Taking a dragon down when it is flying is a fool's wish for all but one in this party."
Lyryian
 player, 46 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Sat 5 Sep 2020
at 01:47
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian closed her eyes and sighed at Banelin. "You want to go out already...." The half elf stood. "...ok, lets go then." She streched her back.

"Would have liked at least one nights rest, but what the hell"
DM
 GM, 385 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sat 5 Sep 2020
at 02:28
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
One of the soldiers acknowledge Newman's request and nodded his head up the stairs as the groups began to march up to take their positions. "Aye, there be plenty of javelins on the wall fer you ta throw." He seemed to actually take in the warforged's appearance and nudged one of his fellows as he rejoined the troops heading up to the wall, "Did you get a load of that guy? What was that armor?"
DM
 GM, 389 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 9 Sep 2020
at 14:02
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
As the party clambers up the stairs with the rest of the guards, they are greeted with much what they expected. A large blue dragon flies just shy of the wall about twenty-five to thirty feet out, and hovers menacingly. Then, it will swoop in and spray the walls with its lightning breath, and move out just shy of thirty feet away from the wall and wait.

As promised, the battlements are lined with racks of javelins and the party can easily position himself or herself near a rack and have a near endless supply of javelins.


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The dragon is hovering 25ft away until it's breath weapon is charged and then sweeping the wall and breathing before returning to its hovering position (fly-by-attack). Javelin stats: 1d6 piercing, range: 30/120. The dragon will always be in short range as long as you're on the wall. I will note that the guards have a turn in the initiative for record keeping purposes, their attacks on the dragon are ineffectual. You may start dead against the wall without expending a move action (as Gorn has already done), and the dragon coming into the wall will be limited by his breath weapon being charged. You may stand ON a guard (leave me a note in roll20) and I'll move them on "their turn." Turn order: Lyryian, Banelin, Gorn, Newman, Careena, Dragon, Guards

Lyryian
 player, 51 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Sun 13 Sep 2020
at 13:53
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian moved up the steps with the grace of a cat, in her arms a light crossbow with two cases of bolts. She was not a warrior by nature, but was a fair archer.

She found a spot between two guards, smiling as she leaned against the wall, loading the crossbow. "Excuse me boys....this seat taken?"

She sat there, tapping the side of tge crossbow, her only outward sign of anxiety.

When the dragon came, she smiled. 'About time too..." she mumbled.

Waiting until after the breath weapon, she stood, took aim and fired.



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<OOC: Sorry I took so long guys....busy week at the hospital!

will fire after the breath weapon

Lyryian rolled 14 using 1d20+5 - Attack, crossbow
Lyryian rolled 11 using 1d8+3 - Damage, crossbow (if hit)>




Banelin Bran
 player, 151 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Sun 13 Sep 2020
at 22:22
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin grabbed a javelin but notices how everyone is so far away, including the enemy,"Bloody hell, why are you lads so fast, at least wait for me. What I do to have my steed up here." he says and starts running towards the party. But then stops and raised his javelin at the dragon, hoping to at least harm it.


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Move: rest of movement to at least keep up with everyone
Action: Readied Action to Att the Dragon with a Javelin in a 30ft Att range


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Gorn
 player, 102 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Mon 14 Sep 2020
at 00:37
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn grabbed 4 javelins as he walked passed the rack. He laid two of them against the wall of the rampart keeping one in each hand. Kneeling down to take advantage of the wall as a shield from the dragon's strike, he watched and waited for the dragon to fly closer to the keep. Realizing the dragon was maintaining its distance from the wall, Gorn threw the first javelin. He watched he fall short as he moved the second one from his left hand to his right hand.


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15:37, Today: Gorn rolled 6,5 using 1d20+2,1d6+2.  Javelin throw @ Dragon.
15:37, Today: Gorn rolled 12,7 using 1d20+2,1d6+2.  Opportunity Attack (if available).


This message was last edited by the player at 19:41, Mon 14 Sept 2020.

Newman
 player, 101 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Tue 15 Sep 2020
at 01:06
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman nodded with a smile as the guard pointed him towards the armory.  He stood there a moment and looked over the gear there then let out a groan as he gave up trying to come up with any sort of strategy here.  He instead marched right up the stairs and then went against the wall, his height making it easier for him to spot the beast, over the heads of the guards.  It was just hovering there it seemed to be taunting them all.  Though Newman lacked the energy for it to be fully unleashed, he still felt his anger surge at the terrible creature.

There was a loud clatter as Newman deposited an armful of javelins at his feet as he took position nearest the beast that he could get.  Grabbing one up the golem like armored being fixed a scowl as he held the javelin over his shoulder a moment, his left hand forward assisting in his aim before letting it fly with all the strength and accuracy he could muster!  Though He did not breathe, Newman still made a loud growl/grunt of the effort he put behind his attack out of habit of mimicking people he had trained with than anything else.

He only hoped it would be enough to help them here...



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Movement: right up against the wall where I am.

Action:  Javelin throw reckless attack and since strength based attacks can get reckless, here goes nothing!

20:50, Today: Newman rolled 18 using 2d20+5, dropping the lowest dice only with rolls of 13,2.  Reckless attack!

IF that hit:
21:00, Today: Newman rolled 9 using 1d6+3.  Javelin damage!
Max Damage!



Careena Fairwinter
 player, 37 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Wed 16 Sep 2020
at 01:36
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Surprised by the weight of the javelin, she still gave it her best shot. Having watched the others make their throws, she tried to follow their same technique. She watched as the javelin flew towards the dragon but couldn't tell if it had done any damage.

quote:
21:35, Today: Careena Fairwinter rolled 18,6 using 1d20,1d6.  Ranged attack vs Dragon.

DM
 GM, 398 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 16 Sep 2020
at 13:33
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The dragon menacingly takes a flight over the wall with a sterile roar, but quickly returns to its position hovering just inside javelin range.

Much like the heroes, the guards hurl their javelins and seem to come just short of causing damage to the great beast.

A flap of wings and another roar, and the dragon glares across the wall as if studying where it can do the most damage.


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Continue with a new round:  Lyryian, Banelin, Gorn, Newman, Careena, Dragon, Guards.

Lyryian
 player, 54 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 07:08
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian reloaded as the dragon flew over, glaring at the dragon, but in reality cursing herself.

She again took aim and fired, but tbe ctossbow bolt again flew wide. "Damnit!' she cursed as she again ducked behind the wall


...she seemed to be unlucky in her shot


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<OOC: action - attack with crossbow

Lyryian rolled 8 using 1d20+3.  Attack - crossbow>


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Banelin Bran
 player, 153 posts
 Hill Dwarf
 Paladin 1
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 07:39
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin waddles his way towards the dragon but is still too far within decent javelin throwing range,"Ahh, screw it, I'll just throw it now." he says and toss it at a great distance. It's destination is the dragons flesh.


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Move: Towards the dragon
Action: Javelin Att
15:33, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 15 using 2d20+3, dropping the highest dice only.  Disadv Javelin Att.
15:36, Today: Banelin Bran rolled 4 using 1d6+1.  Dmg.


Gorn
 player, 106 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 11:28
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn's frustration grew as he saw the javelin fall short of the dragon. "This could prove to be a very long day" he thought to himself as he reached for another javelin.


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07:25, Today: Gorn rolled 4,8 using 1d20+2,1d6+2.  Javelin thrown @ Dragon.

Newman
 player, 103 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 23:18
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman felt the frustration of his comrades as he picked up another of the ones he brought over to make it easier to attack.  Or so that was the theory he had.  He discovered a possible flaw in this strategy when he stumbled on the hastily tossed pile of javelins he had put on the ground next to him while trying to make his throw.

"Damn... me!"  The golem like armored being growled pounding a fist on the edge of the wall as he watched his javelin sail rather ineffectively towards the ground far short of his target.



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Move Action:  Staying put.

Action:  Javelin attack.

19:10, Today: Newman rolled 12 using 2d20+5, dropping the lowest dice only.  Reckless attack

Yeah I doubt it's AC is 12 so I'm gonna assume it didn't hit.


Careena Fairwinter
 player, 39 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Fri 25 Sep 2020
at 04:19
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Confident she couldn't do any worse than the others, Careena lifted another javelin, took at solid stance, and threw the javelin at the dragon. Her shoulders sank just like the javelin as it fell short of the dragon and stuck in the ground below.



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00:16, Today: Careena Fairwinter rolled 8,6 using 1d20,1d6.  Ranged attack vs Dragon.

DM
 GM, 403 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Fri 2 Oct 2020
at 18:12
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The large beast glowers across the wall and brings himself closer than he'd yet to be in the fight. Hovering just short of thirty feet above the wall, directly over Gorn and Careena.


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The dragon has risen up into the air higher, and closed the distance. He's still only 25ft. away, just straight up now. I failed to recharge the breath weapon again, so it's back to you guys like a slow tennis game, lol.

Lyryian
 player, 56 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Fri 2 Oct 2020
at 23:21
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian reloaded the crossbow, a look of frustration and determination on her face. She heard the movement of the dragon and again came over the wall side, and took aim.

"Please help us..." she muttered as she fired.


 ..and missed

"Oh, come on!!" she yelled, ducking back to reload. "Should have listened to my mother and studied magic, but no - I had to sneak out. pft "


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<OOC: Lyryian attacked with the crossbow

Lyryian rolled 8 using 1d20+5 - attack, lighr crossbow

Yup...the dice roller wants the dragon yo eat me!>


DM
 GM, 408 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Sat 10 Oct 2020
at 13:21
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Banelin moves closer to the target, but it seems not to aid his throw as he hurls a Javelin towards the dragon only to watch it ineffectually glance off the hard scaled.

"MORADIN'S BEARD WHAT DO WE HAVE TO DO?!" came a frustrated bellow from the dwarven paladin as he grabs another javelin from the rac, preparing for his next attempt.


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He rolled a 14, which misses the dragon! Gorn, Newman, Careena, feel free to carry on.

Gorn
 player, 109 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Sun 11 Oct 2020
at 01:04
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn could feel the frustration and anger building up inside of him. "Why do these people not have more advanced weapons by now?" he thought to himself as he took another javelin and heaved it towards the dragon. When it struck the dragon and stuck he stood there staring in shock. "Did you see that? Did you see that?" as he looked around at the others. In his excitement, he quickly grabbed another javelin and tried to remember exactly what it was he had just done.


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20:58, Today: Gorn rolled 22,4 using 1d20+2,1d6+2.  (Natural 20) 3rd attempt with Javelin @ Dragon.

Newman
 player, 106 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Sun 11 Oct 2020
at 02:18
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"WHOO! I saw it!"  Newman cheered when Gorn got a good hit.  He felt a bit of the frustration slip allowing him to better concentrate as he let fly with his next javelin.  Still the warforged tried his best putting all his effort into the attack as he had been trained by his clansmen...  Even if his attack did not hit, the fact Gorn did at least gave him hope to keep trying!



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22:13, Today: Newman rolled 17 using 2d20+5, dropping the lowest dice only with rolls of 3,12.  Reckless Attack!

22:13, Today: Newman rolled 6 using 1d6+3 with rolls of 3.  Damage just in case.


Careena Fairwinter
 player, 40 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Sun 11 Oct 2020
at 11:56
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Shaking her head as she watched Gorn act like a child over striking the dragon, she couldn't help but chuckle. She had begun to feel like throwing this sticks at the dragon was a hopeless endeavor. Grabbing another she took her chance and threw another javelin towards the dragon, only to see it drop harmlessly to the ground.


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07:53, Today: Careena Fairwinter rolled 10,5 using 1d20,1d6.  Ranged attack vs Dragon.

DM
 GM, 410 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Tue 13 Oct 2020
at 15:22
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
When Gorn's javelin struck gold, and buried itself in the throat of the dragon, the beast rolled away. This contributed to javelins from Newman and Careena to fly just over the body of the beast. With a screech, it hovered above the walls and glared over the heroes, yanking the javelin from it's throat and dropping it onto the ground at Gorn's feet.

"I did not sign up for this, Langdedrosa is on his own." With a swift beat of his wings, causing a wind felt across the battlefield, the dragon rose quickly and soared away.


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WOO! That was one of the criteria to end the fight! Cause 24 damage, or score a critical hit!

DM
 GM, 411 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Tue 13 Oct 2020
at 15:30
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Governor Nighthill appeared at the top of the steps to the outer wall, "He's gone, and we barely lost any soldiers...you...four are amazing." He moves to Gorn and offers a cheesecloth wrapped around four small vials. "This is the last of our healing potions, but with a visit expected from the clergy to aid Maester Flaconmoon with the temple we can purchase some more. Please take these with our eternal thanks."
Lyryian
 player, 57 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Tue 13 Oct 2020
at 21:00
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian looked on as the beast flew away, the already tired rogue breathing a sigh of relief. She walked over to the others as tbe mayor offers the healing potion, placing a hand on Gorn.

"Nice shot...." she places the crossbow down and looks at the mayor with a smile. "Our thanks....but what I need is a drink, warm meal and place to sit, even if its just for a bit"
Gorn
 player, 110 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Tue 13 Oct 2020
at 23:50
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn felt a sense of relief as the dragon turned and flew away. "Langdedrosa?" who the heck is that as he turned when Lyryian's hand on his shoulder. "Food, drink, and sleep" as he looked at the others, "definitely sounds like the perfect way to put the last couple of days behind us." With that he looked at the javelin in his hand and dropped it to the ground, chuckling as the noise it made hitting stone rang out. "We need to find out who and where this Langdedrosa is. Sounds like he may be the one heading up this problem." Taking the potions from the mayor, he hands them to Lyryian, "Here, you'd probably be best to hold on to these, knowing me they'd get broke."
Newman
 player, 107 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Wed 14 Oct 2020
at 00:11
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman's face shifted to a confused stare as the dragon spoke and then flew off.  He stood there motionless a moment before he all but shouted in surprised tone.  "They can talk?!?!  Nobody told me they can talk!"

He heard a name be mentioned again by Gorn.  The name rang a bell with the normally ignorant giant warforged.  Newman however took a moment and scooped up an extra javelin to replace the one he had lost earlier today and then trotted off after the ranger.  His size and weight making his pounding footfalls not at all subtle as he followed the human.  He was excited by their apparent victory in driving off the dragon and made no effort to do anything quietly.

"Langa...  Landa...  uh...  the drosa guy?  I heard the ones we captured mention him as their boss in charge of all this...  invasion or whatever?"  Newman gestured to the town as a whole with a broad sweep of his arms.  "I think this is all that guy's fault.
 We should kill him."
  Newman nodded emphatically with his own statement.
DM
 GM, 413 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 14 Oct 2020
at 14:01
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Governor Nighthill nodded furiously as the party discussed among themselves. He offered a bright smile and spread his arms as if attempting to hug the entire party. "Of course! Of course! Please join me downstairs. It is a keep designed to protect us from just such an occasion, so there's not much room for comfort, but we will do our best!"

He leads the group down into the courtyard and across to a small set of stables. Inside there is a fresh stall with clean hay and a pleasant absence of droppings and horse piss.

"Again, I am horribly sorry, but this is probably the best I can do. It's comfortable, and you will be undisturbed if that's your wish."
Gorn
 player, 111 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Wed 14 Oct 2020
at 16:20
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn looked the offered accommodations and shrugged, "What about food? It's been a while since we had anything other than trail rations." glancing at the mayor and then the rest of the group as he began to shrug off his equipment and find a comfortable place against a wall.
DM
 GM, 414 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 14 Oct 2020
at 16:32
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Governor Nighthill seems abashed and wrung his hands gently, "Rations is all we stock the keep with as well. They do not go bad, and can be stored for ages. I...sincerely apologize again. I would be happy to inquire among the citizens and see if anyone brought some bread or perhaps dried meats along with them when they fled?"
Lyryian
 player, 58 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Wed 14 Oct 2020
at 21:47
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian  looks at Gorn and shakes her head slightly, then to the Mayor. "Rations will be fine thank you....let the people have their bread and meat - they have suffered, and even though things look better, it will still be time."

The half elf sits on the floor, leaning against the wall and closes her eyes. "Give me a an hour, and I'll be ready to go kick some ass again" her tone though, was full of exaustion and bravado.

She opened an eye to gorn. "What say you to a hunt old man....when our bellies are full the two of us take point and find these bastards."
Careena Fairwinter
 player, 41 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Thu 15 Oct 2020
at 12:06
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Grabbing some rations from her backpack, she tossed one at Gorn. "Here, eat, be merry, rest. Be thankful you're not roast." then took hers and sat down on the hay and started eating. "We need to end this, whatever it is." as she took a bite and began to chew. With food in her mouth, "These poor folks are ill-equipped to deal with a threat like this." Careena looked around at their group, "The four of us will need some reinforcement."
Miri Greydragon
 player, 1 post
 Protector Aasimar
 Divine Soul Sorcerer 2
Thu 15 Oct 2020
at 17:15
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Excuse me..." a quite voice came from the door to the stables behind Governor Nighthill causing him to jump, startled.

He turned and his eyes seemed to widen, "Miri, my dear, what can I do for you? Does Maester Falconmoon need me for anything."

The young girl shook her head quietly, "No sir, Governor Nighthill, I came to offer my assistance to these heroes. I think...with my natural talents, and what Maester Falconmoon has taught me about the wonders of Chauntea I can assist them greatly in their goal of ending the threat to Greenest."

Nighthill rubbed his chin, shaking his head lightly, "Have...you spoken to Maester Falconmoon about this? Maybe I should go speak to him first." Without confirmation or challenge from the young girl, Governor Nighthill made his way out of the stables and off to look for the temple leader.

The young girl came closer ot the four heroes, entering the torch light. She was exceptionally pale for someone that lived in a farming community, and her eyes were without pupils. Her light blonde hair circled her head in a bob cut, with two long curls framing her face hanging down to her collarbone. She pulled her traveler's clothes around her shoulders tightly, and knelt beside the group of heroes, joining them.

"My name is Miri Greydragon, I have been an acolyte in the local Temple of Chauntea under Maester Falconmoon. I also have a talent with the arcane. I have since I was a child. I..." She looked around somewhat conspiratorially, "I was born an aasimar under an angel of Chauntea, and I feel like the visions I have received from her lately mean I need to join you."



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Alright Sam, thanks for giving me a little creative license with Miri. Feel free to run with her. Everyone else, Miri Greydragon is a Divine Soul Protector Aasimar Sorcerer. I think she'll be able to offer you both the healing support you lost with Banelin, and offer a little more arcane blasty support for you too.

Lyryian
 player, 59 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Thu 15 Oct 2020
at 22:18
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian opened an eye as the woman spoke, then closed it again. "Miri....first thing. Stop being so formal - we don't stand on formality here....well, i don't anyway" The half elf smiled as she stretched out, then continued to sit with eyes closed.

"So you want to follow us into the belly of the beast, chase someone who has a dragon as an ally?" She opened her eyes with a smile. "My kind of crazy"
Gorn
 player, 112 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Thu 15 Oct 2020
at 23:55
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Looking up from his meal, he listened to Miri, shrugged, nodded, and went back to his meal. Staring at his food he did smile at Lyryian's words then looked over at Careena. "If this one is anywhere near as deadly as that one, this could be an interesting display of power." he thought to himself as he looked back and forth between the two. "Not your typical band of warriors" as he glanced around the group. "but all have proven to be lethal in their own ways."

Looking at Lyryian, "I agree, the two of us can scout out this Langawhatever's hideout then we get back with the rest and come up with a plan of attack." as he took a drink of water from his waterskin. "But first, rest, I need some rest." then looking over at Miri, "May the Gods reward your bravery."
Newman
 player, 108 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 00:22
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman regarded the young woman who approached them and his facial features reconfigured to a wide grin as he listened to her introduce herself.  Ther dull blue glow of his eyes beneath the armored brow seemed fixed on her until she was done talking.  Only then did he nod.  "It is nice to meet you Miri.  They call me Newman."  The warforged announced with a bang of his fist on his chest.  The stone and metal making up the bulk of his upper torso gave a dull banging noise in response.

His brows sunk a bit, just about meeting in the middle of his forehead now as he expressed the confusion working its way through his mind for a moment.  His head swiveled looking to his comrades and then back to Miri before he spoke again.  "I don't even know what formality is really."
Lyryian
 player, 60 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 00:49
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian reached into her pack, retrieving some rations and a skin of water and began eating some dried jerry. She looked at Gorn with a smile.

"May the gods reward your bravery? What in the nine hells are you, a paladin with a stick up his ass sending someone to their death....cheery much"

She looked at the woman with a smile. "Ignore the optimist...so far I've fought a dragon, faced off a cult  released hostages and brought some bandits to justice despite wanting to stab them in the eye for skewering me with a javelin."

Her face went dark as she muttered. "bastards."

She shook her head, smiling. "Had a ball despite mister sunshine there. So if your gonna tag along, take a seat, tell us what you can do and rest while you can...because where we are going next, your gonna need it!"
Careena Fairwinter
 player, 42 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 02:07
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Careena sat enjoying her rations and listening to the banter amongst the group. She remained silent as she thought about what lay ahead. Death? Reward? Survival, whatever that might be?

As she finished her meal she adjusted her pack and the pile of hay and took a comfortable position. Wrapping her robes about her, in short time she was asleep.
Miri Greydragon
 player, 2 posts
 Protector Aasimar
 Divine Soul Sorcerer 2
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 14:47
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Miri sat with the party and offered a meek smile. She was trepidatious, but seemed settled. "I can cast a few spells of arcane nature, but under my tutelage with Maester Falconmoon I have also learned to channel that arcane energy into healing without the aid of divine intervention. He believes it is a matter of my heritage."
Lyryian
 player, 61 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 22:30
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The half elf raised her eyebrows, impressed. "Arcane and healing...impressive mix. And something we need here too. You can never have too much magic and where we're going, I'm sure your healing will be greatly needed "
Miri Greydragon
 player, 3 posts
 Protector Aasimar
 Divine Soul Sorcerer 2
Mon 19 Oct 2020
at 14:05
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Miri nodded with what could be grim determination, "If that beast is any indication of what lies ahead for you, I gladly offer my services. I'm seventeen, and by Greenest law we become adults at sixteen. Regardless of what Governor Nighthill and Maester Falconmoon believe about my frailty the decision is not theirs to make any longer."
DM
 GM, 417 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Fri 23 Oct 2020
at 19:02
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Governor Nighthill bursts into the stable, his brow soaked in sweat, breathing heavily. "Please. Come quickly. To the walls." He ushers you all to the tops of the walls again, and the grounds outside of the keep are mired in the moonless dark of night.

From the darkness, a creature strides into the dim light of the dying fires around the keep. Although it is shaped roughly like a human, it is at least seven feet tall, its skin is covered in blue scales, its fingers bear wicked claws, and its face has the muzzle and reptilian eyes of a dragon. The creature stops about eighty yards from the main gate of the keep and scans the walls. A line of kobolds fans out behind it. With their spears, they prod four human prisoners into the dim light. You can make out a woman, a teenage boy in a blood-soaked tunic, and two children. Then the half-dragon creature hails the keep.

“Defenders of Greenest! This has been a successful night, and I am feeling generous. Do you see these four pitiful, useless prisoners? We have no need for them, so I will trade them back to you. Send out your best warrior to fight me, and you can have these four in exchange.”

One of the defenders in the keep recognizes the prisoners as his sister and her children, and he is ready to rush out into battle with the half-dragon. Escobert the Red and a few other defenders restrain him while Nighthill approaches the characters.

“My friends, you’ve demonstrated your prowess all through this frightful night. I realize this is an awful burden to ask you to bear, but any of you has a better chance to defeat that horror than my militia have.”


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You have had the benefits of a short rest. Everything available to you requiring a short rest, including the use of healing, you may update and/or take advantage of.

Lyryian
 player, 62 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Sat 24 Oct 2020
at 00:26
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian opens her eyes at the interruption of the mayor and sighing, grabbing her weapons, made for the wall.

She watched on in silence as tbe half dragon approached, the prisoner's in tow. Her usual cheeky smile was replaced with a scowl.

The woman looked at the others. "I'm no fighter....my skills lie in the shadows." she looked back at him. "But one things for sure....I wanna take this bastard down a peg or two. These antics are getting tiresome."

She took out a dagger and her light crossbow. "We all go, we face them all and their dead. no one goes,  their dead. one person goes, he may tell the truth, he may just kill them anyway."
Newman
 player, 109 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Sun 25 Oct 2020
at 20:58
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman was inert as a statue for some time, conserving what energy he had for what he was sure to be a long night.  Sure enough that night came calling again.  Hefting his maul he approached the walls as requested.  The challenge seemed to make him agitated.  A lowe rumbling growl came from the warforged, his face shifted to a scowl.

"I will go out there."  Newman announced to his companions before he took his eyes off the challenger. His face softened a bit with regards to his friends.  Yes friends is what he decided these people were to him now. "Unless you have a better plan."
DM
 GM, 419 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Wed 28 Oct 2020
at 17:02
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The voice barks out once more, "As a symbol of my honor, offer your champion, and I will release the children immediately! Greenest, time is running out. Send me your champion!"
Lyryian
 player, 63 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Wed 28 Oct 2020
at 20:43
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian looks at Newman with a shrug. "You up for this big man?"

The rogue stands up and calls over the wall. "Our champion is on their way. As bound by honour, if any of your followers interfere or if the others are harmed, then the agreement if forfeit....as is your lives. None of ours shall interfere on our side."

She looked at the others. "You have anything that will help....spells, magic, whatever?"
Gorn
 player, 114 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Thu 29 Oct 2020
at 00:47
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Gorn looked sullenly at Newman knowing full well, it was unlikely any of them could withstand the onslaught that was about to occur. "My friend, it is a great thing you do today. If you do not return, it is my oath that I will hunt this creature down and exact revenge for your name."

Having said his peace, Gorn moved towards the gate to the keep. "I will act as your second. I will ensure honor is maintained."

Looking at the others, "No matter what happens, stay inside."
Careena Fairwinter
 player, 44 posts
 Tiefling
 Warlock 2
Sat 31 Oct 2020
at 14:18
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"Unfortunately I have nothing that could help you make a stand." as she glanced over the wall towards the challenger.
Lyryian
 player, 64 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Sat 31 Oct 2020
at 23:47
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian, like her tiefling friend, had nothing in the way of magic to help her friend. She felt a tug of regret, realising that magic had its place. She looked at her with a serious look....one of the few the woman has ever had.

"I could go out if i must, but i'm no fighter like he wants.  My style is get in and out quickly." She mused as she allowed a half smile. "...if newman and I fought, that i could work with, but one on one i can't"

she looks at Newman again serious. "Kick his ass big guy, and know that if they double cross, i'll be not far behind you both."
Newman
 player, 111 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Sun 1 Nov 2020
at 01:17
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman stood there a moment in silence as he listened with a slight smile on his face.  He seemed to only be half listening as he seemed to be focusing on a thought.  Not the easiest task for him at times, the hulking warforged finally seemed to be ready to speak.

"I never even got to try to save the younglings."  Newman blurted out, his tone softer than before.  He sounded almost sad.  "My whole tribe was killed.  I came back to find the great white dragon flying away.  The younglings...  I buried them all.  What was left of them."

His eyes flashed, ever so briefly red before returning to the normal dull blue color they had.  "I will go!  I will fight!"  He gripped his maul tight enough to make the handle creak, his face set in angry determination.  He looked to his comrades, "You all just make sure those younglings get inside the keep.  He dies, or I will.  Either way they get their chance to live!"

Newman uttered a growl as he marched to the door and pushed it open, maul resting on his shoulder he marched out there to meet this being.  "RELEASE THEM!  I AM HERE!"  He bellowed out.  Certainly deep down he was nervous.  He had not the energy to use his rage, but even so, he knew he had to do this.
DM
 GM, 422 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 2 Nov 2020
at 16:07
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The half-dragon's mouth spread into a broad smile when he saw the large warforged enter into the clearing. True to his word, with a gesture of his clawed hand, the kobolds released the children, and after a brief argument and at the demand of their mother, scampered toward the keep with tears in their eyes.

The kobolds tightened their circle around the young woman, but kept a half circle around the half-dragon.

"My name, if Langdedrosa Cyanwrath, I am born of the union of dragon and man. I intend to spread the word of our superiority through the Realms. With every raid, I allow the town to choose a champion and best them in honorable combat. My men will stand down as I promised."

Langdedrosa drew a sickening looking blade, "Regardless of who wins, my men will release the woman upon completion of the duel. HAVE AT THEE!" With his cry, the half-dragon leapt forward and brought his sword down on Newman twice in quick succession. However, both times gracefully glanced off the plating built into the warforged's body.


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Muiltiattack, Great Sword, you should be able to see the rolls in ROll20 when you go to make you turn. It is your turn Newman. The rest of you are welcome to post encouraging comments from the keep at your leisure, but if Newman is readily available this can go very quickly.

Newman
 player, 113 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Mon 2 Nov 2020
at 17:44
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman held his maul barely sidestepping the attacks.  Turning hard hits into glancing blows and thankful to what or whomever made him the way he was, the warforged stood his ground.  His eyes scanned for the opening he needed as they began their deadly dance.

Uttering a grunt that was more of a growl, Newman brought his maul in a vicious upward arc at his foe.  Hit or miss however he knew this just started.  Things were likely to get ugly here fast.  He dare not bring his eyes off his foe, he only hoped the kids were back into the keep with their father at least...



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Movement: No need to move.
Action: ATTACK!
12:35, Today: Newman rolled 22 using 1d20+5 ((17)).
  DAMAGE:
  12:35, Today: Newman rolled 5 using 2d6+3 ((1,1)).
Bonus Action:  Yeah I wish.


DM
 GM, 423 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 2 Nov 2020
at 17:58
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Taking the impact of the maul against his breast and feeling the pain of a strike, it seemed Langdedrosa found a new fuel for the duel. This time his rapid back to back attacks with his blade found purchase in the warsforged's body, causing significant damage.

"You can yield." he offered with a scoff that managed to escape his maw with a reptilian hiss.


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Was hoping to miss you more than that. 22 total damage, and the baton is passed to you, Newman.

Newman
 player, 115 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Mon 2 Nov 2020
at 18:57
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
There was no surprise in being hit.  Newman got hit a lot.  The thing that surprised him was the pain.  Pain seering his body in a way he never had felt before, Newman uttered an involuntary shout. "AHH!"  He had no blood so nothing came from the wounds, lest he would surely be standing in a large pool of it now.

Stumbling a bit he through some small miracle managed to stay on his feet.  Shaking his head he heard the words, looking at his foe for a bit as if judging whether or not to trust this one before responding.  "You want me to give up?"  Newman replied glancing to the woman being held prisoner.  "What happens if I do?"



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Insight Check!
13:56, Today: Newman rolled 7 using 1d20+2.  Insight Check.  Of course I suck at that.


DM
 GM, 424 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Mon 2 Nov 2020
at 19:39
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
"If you yield I will strike you down, but I will keep my word and release the woman. You have won this village that much." The half-dragon watches Newman closely waiting for a strike, or the opportunity to inflict the final wound.


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You're not certain if he's being truthful, but he's also provided multiple things he could be being facetious about. He may or may not be honorable. He may or may not release the woman. Finally, he may or may not actually strike you down if you yield. You just...can't make heads or tails of it. It's still your turn so I am not taking his action until you decide.

Newman
 player, 117 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Mon 2 Nov 2020
at 23:03
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Newman might not be the most intelligent, but even he saw this as a losing situation.  For him at least.  His eyebrows seemed to twitch as he tried for all he was capable to discern the right path.  He simply couldn't figure out which was the best path.  "You also said no matter what you would release her."  He said finally.

Suddenly his mind went back to the early days, not long after he had been accepted into his tribe.  The words of his trainer ringing through the memory.  It settled his resolve.  "I Yield, I die.  I fight I die."  He shrugged and tried to summon all his strength for one last try.  His words might have been stronger than he was however in that moment.  The hits he took had hurt him.  Bad.  He swung, but seemed to falter despite his best efforts.  He could only wait all but helpless in the moment for the final blow.  "I'm sorry."  He muttered though it was not clear to whom he was speaking in that moment.



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Movement:  No point.

Action:  Reckless attack!
17:49, Today: Newman rolled 12 using 2d20+5, dropping the lowest dice only.  Reckless attack.

Thanks die roller [sarcasm].  I hate you too.

I doubt his AC is that low.


Lyryian
 player, 66 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Tue 3 Nov 2020
at 01:27
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian looked on at the quick succession of blows...for every blow Newman gave, the dragonborn gave two. "Damnit" she muttered, wishing she could do more.

She looked at the others, but then back, calling out. "C'mon big man.....you can do this!"
DM
 GM, 426 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Tue 3 Nov 2020
at 14:28
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
The half-dragon was able to deftly dodge Newman's final assault, which caused him to miss with the initial blow of his own blade. However the second blow struck home, and Newman found himself on the ground in dire straits.

Langdedrosa stood over Newman's fallen form and delivered one more blow to his chest. "Your champion has failed you. True to my word, though;" he waves a hand and the group of kobold's separate allowing the woman to flee to the keep.

The half-dragon turns to leave, "Let this be a warning, fair Greenest. Spread the word, the Cult of the Dragon is here, and we will take what we want and give nothing back."

The half-dragon raises two fingers to his reptilian maw and blows sending a piercing whistle through the quite lands, and the cult begins to march out of town.


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One miss, one hit for 12 damage putting you (virtually of course) at -9. The "final" blow causes an automatic failure of a death save putting you at -1 on the death save chart (it's the 5e version of coups de grace.)

DM
 GM, 427 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Tue 3 Nov 2020
at 14:43
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
A pair of guards rush the field as the cultist horde withdraws, and drag Newman into the keep. Once inside a team of sages with healing kits begin to work on the warrior with Governor Nighthill hovering over them offering a pair of healing potions to the warfroged as he becomes conscious.

With the threat of death passed, the warforged comes to as Governor Nighthill addresses the other heroes.

"Again, I cannot begin to thank you enough for this. You've all been more than heroes for our people. Please allow me to offer you rooms in the governor's mansion for the night. It is only prudent. You all need a hearty night's sleep and some attention from our best healers and chefs. Once again, thank you all for everything you've done for us!"

True to his word, while some of you are required to pair up, the governor provides you with luxurious rooms in his own mansion and there is a fete in your honor late into the evening in the grounds where the entire town is allowed to join in the celebration of your efforts and the festivities celebrating as much.


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That is the conclusion of Episode 1 of Hoard of the Dragon Queen. You have all reached 3rd level, please feel free to update. You may all enjoy the effects of a long rest including the healing that comes along with it. I will post the beginning of Episode 2 later today!

Lyryian
 player, 68 posts
 Half Elf
 Rogue 2
Tue 3 Nov 2020
at 21:37
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Lyryian watches on as the final blow is dealt, the woman wincing as the warforged fell. True to his word, the dragonborn released the woman and left, though the woman had an ll feeling about it. "Cult of the dragon...not omnious at all." she muttered.

When Newman was brought in, she was at his side, carrying (With much difficulty) his weapon as they went to the manor. She looked at the mayor and smiled. "I have a feeling we need to be at our best....the cult of the dragon coming this way is not good."

she saw the warforged to his room, then went to the room closest to him, stopping only at the mayor. "Is there any wizards in this town....i would like a chat with them." her face lost her usual carefree smile as she had a look of seriousness and worry.
DM
 GM, 431 posts
 Omnitient Deity
 Dungeon Master 20
Thu 5 Nov 2020
at 16:13
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
Governor Nighthill nods quietly, "I can request our local sage to pay you a visit? Would that suffice?"
Newman
 player, 119 posts
 Warforged
 Barbarian
Tue 10 Nov 2020
at 02:47
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
With a frown of disappointment on his face, Newman took the hit and crumpled to the ground.  The pain was blessedly brief as was his consciousness.  Thankfully he was unable to feel the brutal blow after he fell.  Waking up in the keep was a bit of a shock though.  Very unexpected to see healers tending to him.  He had wounds, but lacking flesh, there was no gore and no blood.  Still the magic in the healing did its work allowing him to gain his feet again in a short time.

Newman enquired at the fates of the children and their mother who had been held hostage.  A broad smile on his face as he was told they had indeed been released and were fine and reunited with their father and husband respectively.  The warforged was a little surprised at the dragonborn keeping his word--not to mention him being still alive.  Not being accustomed to thinking deeply, he still set his mind to ponder that when he could.

The warforged waved off the potions, their magic healing spells having been enough to put him on the path of recovery.  He told them to save the potions for others.  Newman excused himself and set himself into a sitting position against the wall, his large form going still.   Anyone paying attention would see the dull blue glow go out of his eyes as for the first time in what seemed an eternity, he was resting...  Finally.
Gorn
 player, 115 posts
 Human
 Ranger 2
Tue 10 Nov 2020
at 04:17
Re: Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames
As the challenge ended, Gorn had to restrain his anger as he watched the half-dragon and his men move off into the woods. As hard as he tried, he was only able to follow them so far into the woods before he lost their track. As night began to fall he decided it was too late to make his way back to Greenest and found a place to rest for the night.

Not long after stopping, a sound in the bushes caught his attention, he could see the yellowed eyes staring at him and then slowly begin to move toward him. Reaching down he took some of the ration that he had been eating and toss it out towards the animal. When it got close enough, he could see that it was a wolf. Slowly the wolf made it's way over to where Gorn was resting and slowly Gorn reached out and stroked the wolf's fur. It wasn't long before the wolf had curled up next to him and sat there almost as if he was keeping a watch over his new friend.

Likewise, in time, Gorn fell off to sleep, only to be awaken the next morning by the cold nudging coming from the wolf's nose. "Well my friend, I didn't expect you to still be here. We should get back to the keep before we are missed." With that, Gorn gathered his things and headed back towards the keep, his new found friend following closely behind.


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Beast companion, Ranger 3rd Level: Wolf (Standard wolf statistics per DNDBeyond) Name: Worf. Appearance: dark grey, with a silver chest, steel blue eyes.