Caves of Chaos - Part 1.   Posted by Dungeon Master.Group: 0
Gyp Toogood
 player, 96 posts
Tue 30 Nov 2021
at 07:40
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
After speaking with his companions Gyp retrieved a roll of tools from his pack. The tools were small and delicate rods of metal in many forms, bent, straight and curved. Gyp used the tools to try to unlock the door.

OOC Gyp will attempt to Open Locks.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 135 posts
Wed 1 Dec 2021
at 23:00
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
Gyp goes to work on the lock, noting that it is rusty and poorly maintained.  Perhaps partly because of that the seems beyond Gyp's ability to pick open.  After working on for a few minutes in frustration it becomes obvious.
Falco Mugwort
 player, 117 posts
 Spear Fighter
 Uncouth/Dull-Witted
Wed 1 Dec 2021
at 23:06
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
Falco continues to stand by while Gyp tries to the lock. After a few minutes pass and there seems to be no progress, the spearman says, "Perhaps we should just kick the door in?"
Gyp Toogood
 player, 97 posts
Thu 2 Dec 2021
at 07:29
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
After this efforts were thwarted Gyp shrugged his shoulders and shook his head “sorry, you’ll either need to find the key or smash it down” he replied to Falco.
Faldal
 player, 24 posts
 Acolyte
Thu 2 Dec 2021
at 17:25
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
Faldal looks expectantly at Falco, waiting for him to do what he just suggested. He braces himself, holding to his shield, expecting the worst to happen afterwards.
Falco Mugwort
 player, 118 posts
 Spear Fighter
 Uncouth/Dull-Witted
Thu 2 Dec 2021
at 19:27
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
Falco sighs and says, "Very well. Be ready for trouble." The former soldier gives the door a swift boot.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 136 posts
Fri 3 Dec 2021
at 22:02
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
Falco puts all his strength into a swift kick at the door and shatters the locking mechanism, sending the door swinging inward.  The room beyond is littered with heaps of cloth, old and battered furniture, and there is an old blanket hanging on the wall in the form of a tapestry.  When the door flies open a rather large specimen of the same creature jumps up from a three-legged divan where he was lounging, surrounded by five females.  He picks up a battle-axe that was leaning by his side, and though they are momentarily surprised, the six seem ready, though not necessarily willing, for battle.

The battle-axe wielding one also wears a gold necklace with a rather large red gem on it.



You guys have initiative, map 2 is updated, only two of you can get through the door in one round, and only two creatures can fit in any one 10-foot square.  They are in the bottom-right three squares.
Gyp Toogood
 player, 98 posts
Sat 4 Dec 2021
at 14:09
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
After the slaughter of so many of their tribe Gyp felt that the time for diplomacy was passed. Armed with the stolen bow Gyp shot an arrow at the mean looking kobold armed with the battle axe.

OOC Hit AC1 for 5 damage!
Faldal
 player, 25 posts
 Acolyte
Mon 6 Dec 2021
at 13:21
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
Faldal waits for his companions to react before doing anything himself.
Leozaren
 player, 43 posts
 Elf
Tue 7 Dec 2021
at 20:28
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
Leozaren attacks the nearest creature with his sword, marking it just slightly.


20:26, Today: Leozaren rolled 15 using 1d20.  attack roll, sword.
20:27, Today: Leozaren rolled 1 using 1d8.  dmg.

Falco Mugwort
 player, 119 posts
 Spear Fighter
 Uncouth/Dull-Witted
Wed 8 Dec 2021
at 22:16
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
Seeing the others rush forward, Falco does the same. Personally, he wouldn't have minded parleying, but that option seems no longer on the table. He thrusts his spear out at the Battle axe-armed threat.

[Falco strikes AC1 for 5 damage]
Dungeon Master
 GM, 137 posts
Wed 8 Dec 2021
at 23:14
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
The assault begins rapidly and the creatures lose their greatest advantage almost immediately.  Gyp puts an arrow into the abdomen of the obvious leader and as he raises his battle axe to respond Falco rushes in and thrusts his spear into his chest.  With stomach and heart pierced he drops the axe weakly and falls onto his knees, releasing one dying breath before falling over.

Leozaren meanwhile slashes at one of the females and gashes her on the arm.  The five of them screech and wail with emotion as they fling themselves onto the party members.  Despite sufficient sophistication to wear armor (the lot of them are in chainmail) they go at the party with tooth and claw.  The uncoordinated and unskilled attacks are not very effective, but the scratches and bites add up...





Each of you "hit" below takes one point of damage.

18:09, Today: Dungeon Master rolled 13 using 1d20.  Attack on Simon. Hit
18:08, Today: Dungeon Master rolled 14 using 1d20.  Attack on Gyp.  Hit
18:08, Today: Dungeon Master rolled 10 using 1d20.  Attack on Faldal.  Miss
18:08, Today: Dungeon Master rolled 2 using 1d20.  Attack on Falco. Miss
18:08, Today: Dungeon Master rolled 16 using 1d20.  Attack on Leozaren.  Hit

Gyp Toogood
 player, 99 posts
 AC 9, HP 4/4
Thu 9 Dec 2021
at 07:22
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
There was a yelp of excitement from Gyp when the kobold leader collapsed. Assured that the rest would surrender or flee Gyp gave a yelp of surprise as they rushed forward and one struck him with her claws.

In desperation Gyp dropped the stolen bow and swung his mace wildly at the kobold.

OOC Attack with mace, miss.
Faldal
 player, 26 posts
 Acolyte
 AC 2, HP 2/2
Thu 9 Dec 2021
at 17:11
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
Faldal, a bit set back by the butchering going on in front of him, stays back behind his shield.

He yells in common to the enemy: "Surrender now before you all die! You are outgunned, there is no point continuing this fight!"
Leozaren
 player, 44 posts
 Elf
 AC:3 , HP 2/2
Sat 11 Dec 2021
at 22:55
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
The enemy did not appear to be prepared to negotiate, so Leozaren kept on swinging his sword - especially now that he had been injured.


22:53, Today: Leozaren rolled 13 using 1d20.  attack roll, sword.
22:53, Today: Leozaren rolled 4 using 1d8.  dmg.

Falco Mugwort
 player, 120 posts
 Spear Fighter AC 3/4
 Uncouth/Dull-Witted HP 2/
Sat 18 Dec 2021
at 18:46
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
While Falco remains open to one or more of the Kobolds surrendering, he finds it unlikely any will chance it since their party has shown no mercy to the kobolds thus far. He finds no other choice but to continue the bloody course and attempts to spear any kobold that is still fighting.

[miss]
Dungeon Master
 GM, 139 posts
Sun 19 Dec 2021
at 16:07
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
Leozaren slashed one of the females, nearly severing her head and she falls to the ground bleeding out from the open throat and jugular.  The other four rage on, but it doesn't help them fight any better, despite the frenzy.  They slash, gnash and try to bite the party, fortunately between armor and skill at defense, none do any significant damage.



11:03, Today: Dungeon Master rolled 8 using 1d20.
11:03, Today: Dungeon Master rolled 8 using 1d20.
11:03, Today: Dungeon Master rolled 7 using 1d20.
11:03, Today: Dungeon Master rolled 3 using 1d20.

They also rolled under their morale, and so will continue to fight.

Faldal
 player, 27 posts
 Acolyte
 AC 2, HP 2/2
Mon 20 Dec 2021
at 14:05
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
Somewhat resigned, Faldal takes his mace and tries to smash one of the stronger kobolds, hoping that striking one down will encourage the others to give up the fight.


14:59, Today: Faldal rolled 10 using 1d20.  Attack roll, mace.
15:00, Today: Faldal rolled 5 using 1d6.  Damage roll.

Gyp Toogood
 player, 100 posts
 AC 9, HP 4/4
Mon 20 Dec 2021
at 18:20
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
Overrun by the small humanoids Gyp continued to swing his mace around hopelessly at the creatures whilst they bit and clawed at the fool.

OOC Miss
18:18, Today: Gyp Toogood rolled 3,4 using d20,d6.  Attack

Falco Mugwort
 player, 121 posts
 Spear Fighter AC 3/4
 Uncouth/Dull-Witted HP 2/
Mon 20 Dec 2021
at 22:12
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
Falco thrusts his spear out again, attempting to put another foe down. "Yield or die!" he demands to any still standing. Of course, he doesn't speak kobold, just common, so his words might go by the wayside anyway.

[Falco strikes AC5 for 5 damage]
Leozaren
 player, 45 posts
 Elf
 AC:3 , HP 2/2
Tue 21 Dec 2021
at 13:00
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
Having taken out one humanoid Leozaren keeps on swinging, and smites another.


12:57, Today: Leozaren rolled 19 using 1d20.  attack roll, sword.
12:58, Today: Leozaren rolled 5 using 1d8.  dmg.

Dungeon Master
 GM, 140 posts
Fri 24 Dec 2021
at 02:55
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
Faldal, Falco and Leozaren each kill another one, leaving one left.  The last one drops to her knees and surrenders, apparently worn out from the effort and emotion.



Out of combat for now.  Actions?
Gyp Toogood
 player, 101 posts
 AC 9, HP 4/4
Sat 25 Dec 2021
at 08:18
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
The enemies defeated Gyp put away his mace and bow. The fool then went to explore the old and broken furniture in search of treasure!
Faldal
 player, 28 posts
 Acolyte
 AC 2, HP 2/2
Sat 25 Dec 2021
at 10:40
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
Faldal tightens his mouth. "What a messy business it is..." he says to himself.

"Are there other groups like yours in the area?" he tries to ask the surviving creature. "And how big are these tunnels?"
Dungeon Master
 GM, 141 posts
Thu 30 Dec 2021
at 00:55
Caves of Chaos - Part 1
The woman gets on her knees and starts clearly begging Faldal based on her body language, but does not seem to speak the common tongue of the Realm.

Gyp searches around and finds quite a bit of valuables, though it takes some time to gather it all up and put it one place.


The large male with the battle axe has a large gem on a great golden chain about his neck.  Hidden in an old blanket hanging on the wall are 50 gold pieces (sewn into the hem).  Between them the five females (including the one still alive) had 17 gold pieces.  There is also a locked chest among the battered furniture.