Chapter 1: Echoes of the Dead.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
Aleesia Valhorn
 player, 11 posts
Sun 3 Oct 2021
at 22:31
Chapter 1: Echoes of the Dead
Aleesia wasn't particularly fond of Atrocles, and she was glad she wasn't one of his assistants considering the way they were treated by the scholar. Of course, she had decided to follow the expedition, but it had been more by default than anything else: she didn't really want to stay in Greenvale since there was nothing for her there after all, which didn't leave many options.

Thankfully, nothing was asked of her, for the time being anyway, and she couldn't say she wasn't interested in whatever the academics could find: she just wasn't interested in doing the finding - and digging - herself. Which wasn't to say that she had just stayed somewhere doing nothing while everyone else was working. Or pretending to work.

No, she had in fact gone in the forest a bit, though never more so far that she'd lose sight of at least someone else for more than a couple of seconds with the goal of finding a nice staff. It wouldn't replace the one she had lost recently, but she managed after an hour or so to find one that would work, which she proceeded to enchant without feeling the need to make a spectacle out of it. If nothing else, because no one was paying attention to her in the first place.

She came back to the fort's ruins well in time for lunch, and was in the process of storing her staff in her bag when Persens came back from his own trip in the forest, having found new "friends" in the process.

She glanced Atrocles when he readily agreed with the bandit, and wasn't feeling the need to protest. If nothing else, his agreement allowed him to get back a few points he had lost previously. It was at least nice to see that he wasn't going to abandon his students like that. She was however clearly shocked by Ahvylyn's way of handling the situation. It could of course be just a bluff, but...maybe it was not.

Grabbing her staff as if her life depended on it, Aleesia...sat. And she started to sing an Elven Song, low at first, then a bit louder after a few seconds, obviously hoping to find some comfort there.

Though... From time to time, she glanced at the bandit who had his blade against Persens' throat.


00:18, Today: Aleesia Valhorn rolled 133 using 1d100+45.  Wizard's Staff.
Staff is successfully enchanted.

00:29, Today: Aleesia Valhorn rolled 110 using 1d100+60.  Song of Tranquility.
Target is the human, save DC 70 to resist.

Torstein Svanir
 player, 13 posts
 High Man Warrior
Mon 4 Oct 2021
at 00:41
Chapter 1: Echoes of the Dead
Torstein took this turn of events with stoic reserve. He stood, and looked over the Man and the Half-Orcs present. It was obvious that they meant ill. How to best proceed was not so clear to the young male. He gave Ahvylyn a sidelong glance as she spoke with boisterous bravado. Persens' safety was the primary concern on Torstein's mind. Beyond being why he was present - and already the blond male felt guilt that Persens was in danger - the Code was clear. The Iron Code he swore to follow.

He fingered his coin purse. There was not much there, and Torstein did not consider it any great loss to turn it over. No, the conflict came from a very simple lesson: one did not turn away a greater evil by countenancing a lesser one. Giving in to the Man in blue's demands was acceding to evil. And the Iron Code forbade such. Evil had to be opposed. And this was plainly evil. It seemed, however, like the way that offered the highest chance that Persens would be released unharmed. However, was the Man in blue one who honoured his bargains? Surely no, if he acted thus.

"Be calm, Persens." Torstein said softly to the distressed student. The Acolyte's voice was strong and clear and there was a certain expression upon his face. Even though they were outnumbered in terms of fighters, Torstein was only afraid for Persens' life, not his own.

"Lower the blade. Let him go." The blond male said to the Man in blue.

17:10, Today: Torstein Svanir rolled 129 using 1d100+40.  Charisma. Goal is to inspire Persens and allay his fear.
GM
 GM, 27 posts
Mon 4 Oct 2021
at 03:28
Chapter 1: Echoes of the Dead

Faaid's progress went unremarked by the hostile party - the Man and the half-orcs kept their attention on everyone else. He was able to move behind the group undetected while events played out.

The Man in the blue cloak seemed to waver for a moment as Aleesia, but he shook his head and snarled, twisting Persens's arm even further, causing the youth to yelp in pain. He resisted the Song of Tranquility. The half-orcs snarled and one of them beat their chest in response to Ahvylyn's threat.

Persens calmed and took heart from Torstein's efforts. His breathing slowed and calmed, although the look of panic did not entirely fade from the student's eyes. However, the command was not obeyed.

"I am tempted to slit this boy's throat for spite." The Man said, lips curling in frustration. However, he did not open Persens's throat but tossed him roughly to the ground after withdrawing the curved blade.

"You two, take the Cupbearer! You two, with me!" The Man declared, ordering his half-orcs into action. Two half-orcs to his right raised their clubs and roared, charging towards Torstein, and the other two did much the same, moving on Ahvylyn along with the Man.

Officially time for a fight. Two half-orcs are Charging Torstein, and the Man and two half-orcs are Charging Ahvylyn. The enemies are all unaware of Faaid, so he gains the benefits of that and is able to engage them from the rear. The defense for the Man is 25, is armored with a leather jerkin, and the half-orcs all have a defense of 15, and are armored with leather armor. The half-orcs are wielding short length weapons, and the Man has a hand length weapon.

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Faaid
 player, 21 posts
 High Man Rogue
 70/70 HP, 1 DR
Mon 4 Oct 2021
at 15:11
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Faaid maintains his distance from the Man in Blue, moving forward silently as well as drawing a short sword concealed slightly amongst his clothes (rather than his scimitar).  He uses the fray as a distraction, and begins creeping towards one of the two half-Orcs in order catch it unawares.  He pulls his headscarf over most of his face, muffling the sound of his breath as well as preparing to keep any blood out of his mouth.  Only his bright green eyes remain.



Half-Action: Move.  Faaid will move forward, following the Man in Blue.
Half-Action: Draw Weapon.  Faaid will draw his short sword.

Torstein Svanir
 player, 15 posts
 High Man Warrior
Tue 5 Oct 2021
at 01:35
Chapter 1: Echoes of the Dead
Torstein drew his greatsword from its place at his back, and the familiar weight was a comfort. Now, with battle joined, there was no room or need for moral wrangling.

The blond male moved to intercept the Man in blue and the two half-orcs with him. He placed his body between them and Ahvylyn, making a bulwark of his huge body.

Half Action: Draw two-handed sword.
Half Action: Move to intercept Man in Blue Cloak and half-orcs, interposing Torstein between them and Ahvylyn.
If possible, full parry against any eligible attack, preferably one of the half-orcs.

Ahvylyn Brightsong
 player, 19 posts
 HP [35] MP [3] Def [25]
 Per [+35] Wealth [2]
Tue 5 Oct 2021
at 10:01
Chapter 1: Echoes of the Dead
Ahvylyn arched an eyebrow as the bandits attacked. There really hadn't been another viable route this scenario would take. Pursing her lips, she regarded the three charging at her. That kind of odds would certainly see her on the ground dying rather quickly. The auburn-haired woman looked left and right even as she casually slipped her shortsword from its sheath. It flourished in her hand as she took a couple steps backward.

Then the goody-goody charged between her and the assailants. That was to the good. Hopefully, he'd peel one or two of them off. Those type of odds favored her a bit more. Pursing her lips, she shifted her feet and moved closer to Aleesia, "Handy at clobbering with that staff, are we? If not, I'll see what I can do to buy you time."

Lyn then kept a close eye on the attackers while she prepared to parry any incoming attack from the first to reach her. She hardly expected Torstein to stop the charge of five men. She muttered quietly to Aleesia, "I'd love a nicely balanced dagger if you had one?"
Aleesia Valhorn
 player, 12 posts
Tue 5 Oct 2021
at 11:57
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Noticing her target shrugging the effects of her spell, Aleesia grumbled, obviously displeased. Thankfully, he at least hadn't noticed it had come from her. Still, that left her in a bit of a bind. To say that she would be completely useless in a fight would not be too far from the truth, which was evidenced when she shook her head - emphatically so - at Ahvylyn's question about hitting anyone with her staff: not only she wasn't sure the staff would stay intact, she was also pretty sure that she might have troubles hitting a wall in front of her nose…

Asked for a dagger, she handed her own, but it was clear she wasn't about to claim it was particularly balanced. And while after that she took her bow and nocked an arrow, she clearly didn't feel confident about her chances of doing much good with it.

So I guess that's:
Half-Action: hand dagger to Ahvylyn
Half-Action: ready her bow

GM
 GM, 29 posts
Wed 6 Oct 2021
at 03:22
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Faaid's progress remained unnoticed, and he remained behind the group of bandits.

Torstein moving into the way had the effect he wished. He became the new target for the bandits. His huge sword parried the metal-shod club of one of the half-orcs, but the rest of their weapons made it through his defenses. Three clubs smashed into Torstein's body. Two were glancing blows but one was of some note. The curved blade of the Man in the blue cloak slashed and drew blood; this attack was delivered with more skill than the rest.

With the bandits engaged in melee with a focus on Torstein, it exposed the flanks of two half-orcs to Ahvylyn and Aleeisa, but posed a problem to Aleesia in that firing into it posed the risk of hitting Torstein with a misplaced shot.

There's two half-orcs who counted as being Flanked and grant +15 bonus to any attacks that Aleesia and Ahvylyn make against them, although for Aleesia, the enemies all count as having Partial Cover since they're in melee, which means +20 to their Def.



The Man in blue sneered at Torstein, showing contempt. "You're a fool, Cupbearer . . . but if you're so eager to be the first to fall, we'll oblige! Bring him down!" He said. A dark grin played across his features. "You won't be the first fool with delusions of heroism we've killed!"

Still, the Man in blue showed some caution and he was prepared to protect himself with his curved blade, attacking more with a mind to defense than the first charge. The half-orcs, however, attacked with nothing held back, and swung their metal-shod clubs with all of the strength in their brutish bodies.

Everyone's attacking Torstein this round. The Man in blue will Parry against Torstein, bringing his Def up to 55.
Faaid
 player, 23 posts
 High Man Rogue
 70/70 HP, 1 DR
Wed 6 Oct 2021
at 04:11
Chapter 1: Echoes of the Dead
With practiced grace, Faaid drops to a knee and slices his blade into an area he sees unarmored.  The half-Orc, caught unawares, experiences the unbelievable pain of a sharpened blade thrusting through his leg just below the kneecap.  Had he been prepared, he might have been able to avoid the attack or force his armor in the way, but luck was not on his side today.

His weapon bloodied, Faaid returns to his feet and assumes a more mobile fighting stance, fully expecting the fury of one or two of his enemies.  He rotates his body to create less of a target, bending his knees and leaning slightly forward.  The blade points forward, ever forward, ready for yet another thrust.  And he remains silent.



Full Action: Melee Attack.  Faaid makes a Melee Attack with a Short Sword against one of the half-Orcs he is behind.  His weapon range counts as Long.
Result: 21 Damage and Strike to lower leg under the knee.  Tendons and muscle torn: +3 Damage, Stunned, and -25 to all actions

20:47, Today: Faaid rolled 121 using 1d100+80.  Melee Attack vs Half Orc (+30 Attacking from Rear, +20 Attacking a Surprised Foe, -15 Armor).
20:55, Today: Faaid rolled 82 using 1d100+20.  Critical Table (+50 Lethal).

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Torstein Svanir
 player, 16 posts
 High Man Warrior
Wed 6 Oct 2021
at 04:30
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When struck Torstein did not make a sound. His expression remained one of stoic detachment, emptied of emotion. This was not enough to make him show an expression of pain. The curved blade cut his flesh and even this was not enough to elicit anything from him.

The words that the Man in the blue cloak spoke did not touch Torstein. It did not goad him into an emotional response. Something cold inside him stirred, but Torstein kept it chained within and kept a level head.

He gripped the huge, heavy sword in two hands and prepared to strike. The man in the blue cloak was his target. Cut the head from the serpent. Perhaps it would be the more intelligent course to strike down the half-orcs first and try to take the Man for information. The thought did occur to Torstein, but he chose to smite instead, bringing the great blade down in a brutal arc against the Man.

The heavy blade struck the Man in the blue cloak's forearm, opening a minor wound that wept crimson.

Half Action: Ready two-handed sword.
Full Action: Melee Attack Man in blue cloak.
21:20, Today: Torstein Svanir rolled 126 using 1d100+35.
Result: 17 Gri
21:22, Today: Torstein Svanir rolled 54 using 1d100+30.
Minor forearm cut. +4 Damage, 1 Bleed, and Stunned.
Total damage: 21.

Ahvylyn Brightsong
 player, 20 posts
 HP [35] MP [3] Def [25]
 Per [+35] Wealth [2]
Wed 6 Oct 2021
at 11:13
Chapter 1: Echoes of the Dead
Lyn watched the combat play out and felt a few twinges of sympathy as Torstein is pummeled by the bandits. She watches Faaid appear behind the bandits and smirks. It was a solid tactic, but the sneaking about part was risky. Still, she watched as the man delivered a rather nasty blow to the scion of the Pale Son and chuckled. Not seeing much else she could do, Ahvylyn darted in to attack one of the orcs which had left its flank open. She hisses as her blade scratches the brute and looks back to see how Aleesia would fair. "If you've some trick hidden in that staff, best get it ready. Else this mob will overwhelm us."

She looked back to the mob of bandits and bit her lip. She then eyed the walls of the ruins they had been investigating.


19:07, Today: Ahvylyn Brightsong rolled 82 using 1d100+25.  +25 blades, +15 flank, -15 armor.
Total: 6 damage since he wears light armor.

Unsure if the 'flanked' brutes are the ones Faaid attacked.

Aleesia Valhorn
 player, 13 posts
Sat 9 Oct 2021
at 15:03
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My bad, I read everything when I couldn't answer and forgot you were waiting for me after that :/

Aleesia glanced at Ahvylyn for a second, but quickly shook her head: her staff - or her stick... - wasn't particularly good as it was, but as far as actually hitting someone and do some damage... She was more likely to hit a rock and break her staff than inconvenience the half-orc.

Plus, she already had an arrow nocked on her bow. For a moment, it seemed she wasn't going to do much of anything with it, but in the end she breathed in deeply, then released her arrow. Which, maybe surprisingly, actually hit her target. It didn't leave a grievious wound of course, but it still did something...which was more than she had actually dared hope for.

16:57, Today: Aleesia Valhorn rolled 106 using 1d100+20.  Attack an half-orc.
Result: 12 Light

GM
 GM, 31 posts
Sat 9 Oct 2021
at 19:26
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The bandit group was now aware of Faaid's presence, and his attack earned him a grunt of pain and roar of anger from the mouth of the half-orc he attacked. Blood stained the rough leather trousers of the half-orc and he was unsteady on his feet, leaving him vulnerable target for future attacks.

The Man in blue hissed and barked out a curse at Torstein, and spared a moment to give Faaid a death glare, but he could do little to retaliate after the attack upon him from Torstein.

Three iron-shod clubs struck Torstein, but one strike was completely negated by armor. The other two struck and inflicted damage, hammering hard but without other consequences.

The other three half-orcs were shaken by the turn of events, but they did not attempt to retreat. Instead they continued to bear down on Torstein, aiming to take the large warrior out of the fight.

I'm going to treat Ahvylyn and Aleesia as attacking the same half-orc. The Man in blue is going to parry against Torstein, bringing his DEF to 60. The half-orc Faaid attacked is going to Parry against Faaid, bringing his DEF to 35. The half-orc Ahvylyn and Aleesia attacked is going to parry against Ahvylyn, bringing his DEF to 35 against Ahvylyn although he still counts as Flanked by her so she does still receive a +15 to attacks.

The three half-orcs who are not stunned will attack Torstein this turn again.

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Aleesia Valhorn
 player, 14 posts
Sat 9 Oct 2021
at 19:36
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This time I won't forget!

Now comited, Aleesia didn't hesitate and reloaded her weapon, then fired once more at the same target: she figured one enemy down would be better than two slightly injured.

This time however, her arrow stuck itself in her target's armour without managing to pierce it at all.

21:34, Today: Aleesia Valhorn rolled 74 using 1d100+20.  Attack half-orc.
Faaid
 player, 24 posts
 High Man Rogue
 70/70 HP, 1 DR
Sat 9 Oct 2021
at 20:12
Chapter 1: Echoes of the Dead
Having been discovered, Faaid takes his more flamboyant fighting stance with a single blade held before him.  Though his curved blade would be more effective, he was more than competent with the shorter sword.  The half-Orc attempting to parry any attack coming his way was shaky, not only because of the leg would but also from surprise at the attack.  Faaid can use this to his advantage.  He fakes a strike to the bandit's uninjured side, causing him to lean out; just as quickly, he twists back to the other side and slices out with his blade, catching the half-Orc along his side.  Using the edge of the sword Faaid is able to slice through the leather and leave a serious laceration behind.



Full Action: Melee Attack.  Faaid makes a Melee Attack with a Short Sword against the same half-Orc as before.  His weapon range counts as Short.
Result: 11 Damage and Slice through Side: +5 Damage and Stunned.

12:53, Today: Faaid rolled 102 using 1d100+30.  Melee Attack vs Half-Orc (+45 Blades, +20 Stunner, -35 Defense).
13:00, Today: Faaid rolled 71 using 1d100.  Critical Effect (Superficial).

Torstein Svanir
 player, 17 posts
 High Man Warrior
Sat 9 Oct 2021
at 21:23
Chapter 1: Echoes of the Dead
The blond warrior kept a stoic face as he was struck. The iron-bound cudgels struck him, and he felt the impact of all three although his armour dispersed the blow of one. The other two took their toll, and Torstein was in a state where lesser men would be out of the fight or worse.

But he carried on in silence, without any indication that he was hurt. He readied the heavy blade in his hands and swung at the Man in the blue cloak. Even with the injury to his arm the Man in blue managed to parry and turn away the huge sword, leading to a blow that deeply cut the Man's thigh and inflicted another bleeding. More blood flowed from this wound than the one inflicted upon his arm.

Being cursed at was merely words in the wind; it did not phase the Acolyte any more than a light breeze might.

14:03, Today: Torstein Svanir rolled 139 using 1d100+40 with rolls of 99.
14:03, Today: Torstein Svanir rolled 68 using 1d100 with rolls of 68.
Max Result 175 40 Let

14:04, Today: Torstein Svanir rolled 31 using 1d100 with rolls of 31.
Deeper cut to thigh. If the target's wearing leg armor: +3 Damage. If not, +6 Damage, 3 Bleed, Stunned, and -20 to all actions.
46 total damage.

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Faaid
 player, 26 posts
 High Man Rogue
 70/70 HP, 1 DR
Sat 9 Oct 2021
at 21:44
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Likely a little too late, Faaid calls out to Torstein, "Don't kill the man, he must be questioned!  Faaid has questions!"
Ahvylyn Brightsong
 player, 21 posts
 HP [35] MP [3] Def [25]
 Per [+35] Wealth [2]
Sun 10 Oct 2021
at 02:26
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The half-orc turned to face her and readied himself. Ahvylyn was many thing, but s killed swordswoman was not one of them. Long practice and experience gave her some ability and the fact the brute was leery of Torstein behind him was helping her, but she would need more than that. Luckily, she had her mind to assist her. AS long as the orc was focused on her, then it was not focused on the real combatant. Her first blow might have convinced him of that. Still, as long as it was on full defense, she had little chance of breaching his defenses.

She flipped the dagger end for end in her off hand, prepared to throw it if needed, and put herself into a defensive position as well.

While I still have a tiny CMB after his parry, it's not enough to gamble on and I can't parry and attack. So, full defense against the orc I am engaging. Raises my defense against that orc to 50.
GM
 GM, 34 posts
Sun 10 Oct 2021
at 02:59
Chapter 1: Echoes of the Dead
The Man in the blue cloak fell to the ground after Torstein's attack hit him in the leg. He dropped his short, curved blade and clasped the wound. He tried in vain to stem the bleeding, but all he accomplished was covering his hands in blood. He soon passed out, hands falling away from his bleeding thigh.

The half-orc that Ahvylyn and Aleesia engaged, rather than turning his wrath against Ahvylyn, decided to try to make a break for it. He looked cautiously between the High Man and the Half-Elf, and kept his weapon up in a guard position against the latter.

Faaid's target grasped his injured side and snarled, but it was all bark and no bite. The cut to the side precluded a counter-attack and forced the half-orc into a compromised defensive position.

The remaining unscathed pair of half-orcs sensed the turning tide of the fight, but they did not ask for mercy or try to flee. Instead they swung their clubs at Torstein, intending at least to take the High Man down. One grazed with a superficial but still damaging blow, and the other struck the High Man's right arm with punishing force.


The Man in the blue cloak is Incapacitated now, and with 4 Bleed he is not in good shape right now, but also not a threat.

The half-orc Ahvylyn's engaging is going to Disengage, and devote all of his CMB against Ahvylyn, bringing his Def up to 55 against her. He's also moving to face her, so she no longer benefits from Flanking him. Torstein instead gains tht benefit.

Faaid's half-orc is parrying to the best of his ability while Stunned, brining his Def to to 35.

The other two will once more wail away on Torstein.

Faaid
 player, 27 posts
 High Man Rogue
 70/70 HP, 1 DR
Sun 10 Oct 2021
at 03:51
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Continuing his assault, Faaid dances around his dazed and clearly outmatched opponent, faking jabs here and there to open up the defense.  Finally, an opening presents itself and the desert warrior has an opportunity to leave a slice across his opponents chest.  While it gives the half-Orc the opportunity to react soon, the opening was too good to let go.  After the slash, blood begins to well as the cut and slowly pour down its chest.  Not the worst wound, but not the best.



Full Action: Melee Attack.  Faaid makes a Melee Attack with a Short Sword against the same half-Orc as before.  His weapon range counts as Short.
Result: 15 Damage and Minor Chest Wound: +3 Damage, 1 Bleed, -5 to all actions.

20:44, Today: Faaid rolled 120 using 1d100+30.  Melee Attack vs Half-Orc (+45 Blades, +20 Stunner, -35 Defense).
20:45, Today: Faaid rolled 48 using 1d100+20.  Critical Effect (Moderate).

Torstein Svanir
 player, 21 posts
 High Man Warrior
Sun 10 Oct 2021
at 05:15
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Torstein grit his teeth as the metal-shod club struck his arm. The impact was intense, but he managed not to lose his grip on his weapon. It was an effort to keep hold of his weapon after suffering such a blow, but he managed. He was not sure how much more of this he could take, but he was not about to surrender. There would be no mercy from those arrayed against him.

Grim-faced and grim-hearted Torstein readied his huge sword, and the weight of it was not easy to bring to bear with his battered body. His swung in a brutal arc against the half-orc who struck his arm. Blood for blood.

The blade flashed in the air and the years of brutal training in the fortress-monastery of the Order bore a bitter harvest.

The half-orc's face was cloven asunder as the greatsword struck with righteous force, and the bandit was laid to waste by the Acolyte's attack.

22:07, Today: Torstein Svanir rolled 176 using 1d100+80 with rolls of 96.
22:08, Today: Torstein Svanir rolled 21 using 1d100 with rolls of 21.
22:12, Today: Torstein Svanir rolled 130 using 1d100+50 with rolls of 80.

Critical Strike. If the target has no helm: face split in half, instant death.

Ahvylyn Brightsong
 player, 23 posts
 HP [35] MP [3] Def [25]
 Per [+35] Wealth [2]
Sun 10 Oct 2021
at 05:37
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Lyn watched combat closely. Furtive glances out of the corner of her eye saw the leader and another half-orc felled by the obviously seriously injured human. She also saw the brute opposed by Faaid severely outmatched. With just three assailants left though, she was faced with an opponent she could not beat as it was. Granted, she was skilled enough to keep him from doing anything as well. That sort of stalemate would not last long should Torstein fall though. Still, with its new found attention fully upon her, there was little she could do but hold the line. <pink>"Faaid,


Half-action: aim with thrown dagger.
Otherwise, full parry. defense 50.

Aleesia Valhorn
 player, 20 posts
Wed 13 Oct 2021
at 13:40
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While pretty glad that the two orcs were running, Aleesia still hesitated: on the one hand, striking them as they were fleeing wouldn't be particularly honourable. On the other hand…if they managed to flee, there was no doubt they would be trying to find other brigands to team up with.

In the end though, she decided to focus on the two still fighting: they were an immediate danger, and as such a priority. So once again she nocked an arrow on her bow, drew the string and release in one smooth movement…only to see the arrow fly above the head of all the combatants.

15:38, Today: Aleesia Valhorn rolled 53 using 1d100+10.  Attack remaining half-orc.
All that for that :o

GM
 GM, 38 posts
Thu 14 Oct 2021
at 03:37
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One of the half-orcs disengaged and began to move away from the melee.

The half-orc that Faaid struck grasped his chest, and looked at his hand as it came away bloody. He lost strength in his legs and they collapsed under him, leaving him in an unconscious heap. Blood pooled beneath him; he would bleed out and die if left without treatment, just like the Man in the blue cloak.

The half-orc that Torstein attacked was brutalized by the High Man's two-handed sword, and dealt a wound that immediately slew him. The other half-orc, although as of yet untouched by the melee, threw down his weapon and held up his hands in surrender. He decided against attacking Torstein further upon the sudden, violent death of his companion.

"Enough! Enough!" He cried, all bravado lost. "I surrender! Let me go and . . . and . . . I'll show you where we hid a cache of coin!"

The disengaged half-orc has moved away by 15 meters. He'll flee the scene and escape if no one tries to stop him. He is bleeding and likely to leave a trail if anyone were inclined to follow.

The Man in the blue cloak and Faaid's targeted half-orc are incapacitated and bleeding, with the Man suffering the worst of the two.

One half-orc is dead, which leaves only the surrendering half-orc in engaged range.

Fight is over, basically, and we can resume non-combat posting. If anyone does elect to launch a ranged attack against the fleeing half-orc it can be freely assumed they will hit and Incapacitate him, no rolls needed.

Faaid
 player, 28 posts
 High Man Rogue
 70/70 HP, 1 DR
Thu 14 Oct 2021
at 17:23
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Immediately, Faaid drops to his knees and uses his blade to cut several strips of fabric from the blue cloak.  He attempts to bind the wounds of the Man, but speaks to his companions.  "Faaid thinks we should learn about this cache, as he will owe us for sparing his life.  I also wish to have words with this man, for I recognize him to be of great evil.  More sinister by far than a common bandit."  As he cinches the bandages down on the man, he tightens them perhaps more tightly than necessary.  "You will talk to me," is all he says at first, staring daggers at the man in the blue cloak.



10:20, Today: Faaid rolled 115 using 1d100+30.  Healing.