Tyranny of Dragons: Episode 1: Greenest in Flames.   Posted by DM.Group: 0
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).


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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.