Forest pathways.   Posted by The Divine Spark.Group: 0
The Divine Spark
 GM, 27 posts
Sat 10 Jul 2021
at 06:29
Forest pathways
The forest was odd, but it was hard to put a finger on why.  Something about how the trees moved... not very much like how they should, given the wind...
Alicia Green
 player, 92 posts
Sat 10 Jul 2021
at 07:41
Forest pathways
"Anyone else sensing something weird?" Alicia asked as they jogged.
Luisa Morales
 NPC, 27 posts
 Shy
 Archer Ninja
Sat 10 Jul 2021
at 19:25
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"It is a little creepy in here," said Luisa.  "...something weird about those trees."
Alicia Green
 player, 93 posts
Sat 10 Jul 2021
at 20:01
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Alicia tossed a flower blade at one of the trees.
The Divine Spark
 GM, 28 posts
Sat 10 Jul 2021
at 20:07
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It stuck in the tree.
Alicia Green
 player, 94 posts
Sat 10 Jul 2021
at 20:28
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Alicia went to retrieve it, staying on guard.
The Divine Spark
 GM, 29 posts
Sat 10 Jul 2021
at 20:43
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It took more tugging than was really right to retrieve it, and a long strand of greenish liquid followed the blade out of the tree.
Alicia Green
 player, 95 posts
Sat 10 Jul 2021
at 21:01
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"Uh, this is really weird," Alicia said.
Luisa Morales
 NPC, 28 posts
 Shy
 Archer Ninja
Sun 11 Jul 2021
at 00:57
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"That's really strange-looking sap," said Luisa.  "Is that normal?  I don't think it's normal."
Alicia Green
 player, 96 posts
Sun 11 Jul 2021
at 01:48
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"It's not normal at all," Alicia said. "I have no idea what's causing it."
Rosa Nguyen
 NPC, 31 posts
 Connected
 Fast Sword
Sun 11 Jul 2021
at 02:38
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"Well, for now, let's keep moving," Rosa suggested.  "There's no point in starting a fight with a tree."
Alicia Green
 player, 97 posts
Sun 11 Jul 2021
at 02:50
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"You're right, but let's keep an eye out," Alicia said.
The Divine Spark
 GM, 30 posts
Sun 11 Jul 2021
at 03:36
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They moved on...

Perception
Alicia Green
 player, 98 posts
Sun 11 Jul 2021
at 03:53
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(OOC: Perception roll - Alicia Green rolled 22 using 1d20+8)
The Divine Spark
 GM, 31 posts
Sun 11 Jul 2021
at 04:03
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...the way the brush was moving was very much like something was moving behind the plants.  But she could see nothing at all.
Alicia Green
 player, 99 posts
Sun 11 Jul 2021
at 04:32
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"We're not alone. There's something here," Alicia said.
Rosa Nguyen
 NPC, 32 posts
 Connected
 Fast Sword
Sun 11 Jul 2021
at 05:08
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"Sounds like a good reason to get going faster," said Rosa.  "Come on, now!  Double-time!"
Alicia Green
 player, 100 posts
Sun 11 Jul 2021
at 05:19
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Alicia hurried up.
The Divine Spark
 GM, 32 posts
Sun 11 Jul 2021
at 05:23
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Athletics check
Alicia Green
 player, 101 posts
Sun 11 Jul 2021
at 05:40
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(OOC: Athletics check - Alicia Green rolled 16 using 1d20-1)
The Divine Spark
 GM, 33 posts
Sun 11 Jul 2021
at 06:02
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Something was definitely moving, and probably following them, but they were able to pull ahead of it and get away.
Alicia Green
 player, 102 posts
Sun 11 Jul 2021
at 06:38
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"I think we should let someone know about what's going on," Alicia said.
Rosa Nguyen
 NPC, 33 posts
 Connected
 Fast Sword
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 01:02
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"...assuming that they don't know already," said Rosa.  "This might be a feature, not a bug."
Alicia Green
 player, 103 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 01:33
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"Well, probably should just see. Maybe this has something to do with a monster?" Alicia said.
Luisa Morales
 NPC, 29 posts
 Shy
 Archer Ninja
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 01:52
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"Maybe," said Luisa.  "...there's something that I kind of smell here?  It's nasty."
Alicia Green
 player, 104 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 02:10
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"Do you think we should try killing it? We might get some extra credit," Alicia said.
Rosa Nguyen
 NPC, 34 posts
 Connected
 Fast Sword
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 02:28
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"It would be good practice," said Rosa.  "I'm game if you are."

"...all right?" Luisa added, nervously.
Alicia Green
 player, 105 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 02:30
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"You can back us up and go for help if things go wrong," Alicia said to Luisa.
Luisa Morales
 NPC, 30 posts
 Shy
 Archer Ninja
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 02:57
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"All right," said Luisa, and her bow appeared.  "I'd normally keep my distance, anyway."
Alicia Green
 player, 106 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 02:58
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Alicia nodded and got her weapons ready as she headed into the forest.
The Divine Spark
 GM, 34 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 03:17
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Something was approaching fast through the woods!

Init
Alicia Green
 player, 107 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 04:21
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(OOC: Initiative - Alicia Green rolled 27 using 1d20+8)
The Divine Spark
 GM, 35 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 05:07
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Go!  There is a target you can close with.
Alicia Green
 player, 108 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 05:14
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Alicia began to throw her blades at it.

(OOC: Multi Hit attack - Alicia Green rolled 24 using 1d20+11. 5 damage, plus the multi)
The Divine Spark
 GM, 36 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 05:43
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The shape inside made a weirdly piercing cry, and then lashed out with tentacles that shot out from it!

Attack 25, Damage 6... but it's Multiattack.  And a Str 6 Grab!
Alicia Green
 player, 109 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 06:12
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(OOC: Toughness Save - Alicia Green rolled 19 using 1d20+5. Dazed. Alicia Green rolled 3 using 1d20. Reroll - Alicia Green rolled 16 using 1d20)
Rosa Nguyen
 NPC, 35 posts
 Connected
 Fast Sword
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 06:19
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"I've got you!" said Rosa, and in a blur of motion, she cut Alicia free of the tentacles.  Alicia was now actually being held in one of Rosa's arms, while she slashed at the tentacles with the other; Luisa supported them by firing arrows into the strange creature.  It was hurt, but had not fallen.

You can Move or Act while Dazed, so go!
Alicia Green
 player, 110 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 06:24
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Alicia took a handful of her blades and began to spin.

(OOC: Using flower storm, focused on the thing. That's 8 damage)
The Divine Spark
 GM, 37 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 22:16
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The thing screeched!  Weird, tarry blood spattered, and it began to withdraw...
Alicia Green
 player, 111 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 22:58
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"You're not getting away, whatever you are," Alicia said as she hurled more blades at it.

(OOC: Multi-Attack again - Alicia Green rolled 12 using 1d20+11...gonna reroll that. Alicia Green rolled 22 using 1d20+11. Betterish)
The Divine Spark
 GM, 38 posts
Tue 13 Jul 2021
at 04:55
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Combined with the attacks of the others, the creature fell... and melted away into tarry ooze.

"...We never saw it outside of cover," said Luisa.  "I wonder what it was?"

"Are you all right, Alicia?" Rosa asked.  She looked worried.
Alicia Green
 player, 112 posts
Tue 13 Jul 2021
at 04:59
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"Yeah, I'm okay," Alicia said, wincing. "I'm glad you guys were here."
Rosa Nguyen
 NPC, 36 posts
 Connected
 Fast Sword
Tue 13 Jul 2021
at 05:34
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"...that thing was dangerous," said Rosa.  "I don't like that we couldn't even tell what it was."
Alicia Green
 player, 113 posts
Tue 13 Jul 2021
at 05:38
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"Yeah, I guess we should head back and report this now," Alicia said.
Rosa Nguyen
 NPC, 37 posts
 Connected
 Fast Sword
Tue 13 Jul 2021
at 05:58
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"I wonder if they know?" Rosa speculated as they headed back.

But where would they go?
Alicia Green
 player, 114 posts
Tue 13 Jul 2021
at 06:05
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There had to be an office, right?
The Divine Spark
 GM, 39 posts
Wed 14 Jul 2021
at 02:02
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Investigation...
Alicia Green
 player, 115 posts
Wed 14 Jul 2021
at 02:13
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(OOC: Investigation check - Alicia Green rolled 8 using 1d20+7. Reroll - Alicia Green rolled 22 using 1d20+7.)