[Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by patransom » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:03 pm

Tex says, Where did the soldier go? He was over this way some place. He moves due west. Although he doesn't notice any tracks in that area, he can see a figure lying prone behind some bushes just to the southwest (blue S on the map).

Tex I think I saw him wander off to the southwest Prost comments, mounting Fluffy, and loading his slingstaff. Riding southwest brings Prost to a spot between some trees. Peering across a murky-looking pond, he can just make out the prone form behind the bushes.

Cyrius follows Prost and materializes his mind blade in its longsword configuration.

Worrel follows Tex to the west, going slightly beyond him. From his position, he's pretty certain the figure lying down is the missing soldier.

Lola notes that the ground here is very flat, so she stays with the witch, drawing and loading her crossbow.

Marzena looks around, asking Do you see him?
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Assume that squares without numbers in them are impassible. Trees and bushes in these areas provide cover to things behind them, but ponds don't.

 

ACTIVE EFFECTS
Tex: uninjured
Prost: loaded slingstaff readied, uninjured
Fluffy: uninjured
Cyrius: mind blade longsword readied, uninjured
Worrel: uninjured
Lola: loaded crossbow readied, uninjured
Marzena: uninjured
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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by ElectroZman » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:53 pm

There he is,Tex says. Hey, are you alright? he calls out to the soldier.

He gets his bow ready and moves to 0605 looking to see if he's ok and around to see if something else is about.

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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by kabkal » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:23 am

Lola asks the witch to go with her, and she moves to 1307.
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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by smeltdm » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:43 am

Prost rides fluffy to 1409...Yealling out! Hey are you ok
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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by JPetherick » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:30 pm

Worrel skirts the pond and moves past Tex. Once there, he checks the area for evil auras.
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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by CGM3 » Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:38 pm

Cyrius advances to 1208, watching the "south" for activity.
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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by patransom » Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:02 am

There he is,Tex says. Hey, are you alright? he calls out to the soldier. He gets his bow ready and moves forward looking to see if the soldier is ok and around to see if something else is about.

Lola asks the witch to go with her, and she moves south. Marzena follows.

Prost rides Fluffy southeast...Yelling out, Hey are you ok!?

Worrel skirts the pond and moves past Tex. Once there, he checks the area for evil auras.

Cyrius advances, watching the "south" for activity.

Worrel detects the presence of evil. Before he can focus in to determine the number and location of such auras, the soldier responds to Tex and Prost by standing up. You can now see that he is no longer alive. His skin has an unnatural pallor and green worms crawl in and out of every orifice. You are reminded of a song Filge was singing when you first met him...

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This creature is terrifying:
  • Everyone (including Fluffy, but not including Worrel) must make a DC14 will save or be panicked!
  • Worrel is immune and Tex gets +4 from Worrel's aura of courage.
Assume that squares without numbers in them are impassible. Trees and bushes in these areas provide cover to things behind them, but ponds don't.

 

ACTIVE EFFECTS
1. Prost: loaded slingstaff readied, uninjured
2. Fluffy: uninjured
3. Cyrius: mind blade longsword readied, uninjured
4. Tex: bow readied, uninjured
5. Lola: loaded crossbow readied, uninjured
6. Worrel: uninjured
7. Marzena: uninjured
8. Undead Soldier: very scary, uninjured
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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by patransom » Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:04 am

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Marzena says, Oh no! He's a shoggoth! She casts Mage Armor on herself.
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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by ElectroZman » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:50 pm

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Bolstered by Worrel at his side, Tex shakes off the heeby jeebies.

He takes a step to the side (to 0505) to ensure a clear shot and fires 3 arrows at the "Shoggoth" THINKING: whatever that is.
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ugg, dice rolls...

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by smeltdm » Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:04 pm

AGGaaaaa!!!Prost screams in terror, dropping his Slingstaff, and (Panicked) running away...
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(4x20'=80') to 2116 (off map to SE) or if he can use Fluffy to run away that would be 4x40'=120'...leaving that to you Pat to figure out. Not sure about direction he would run or if he can use Fluffy to escape since that would be the fastest way for him to get away
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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by CGM3 » Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:52 pm

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Athena aid us 'gainst this abomination! Cyrius exclaims, and pauses to charge his mind blade with psychic energy, then flings it at the ghastly creature.
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If the shoggoth is unaffected by psychic energy, the 2nd d8 -- rolling 5 -- is the psychic component

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by kabkal » Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:52 am

Lola does a will save, move 10' south (1309) and then shots at the soldier.

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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by JPetherick » Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:24 pm

"Begone! Feel Mitra's purifying light!," shouts Worrel as he steps forward. A flickering light gleams on his sword as it sweeps towards the undead.

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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

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S'all right, don't let it interfere with your Yuletide festivities.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by patransom » Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:53 pm

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Well, I recovered most of the data for this game, so we're back in business... Thanks for your patience.

 

AGGaaaaa!!! Prost screams in terror, drops his Slingstaff, and rides Fluffy away from the menace as fast as four legs will carry him.

Athena aid us 'gainst this abomination! Cyrius exclaims, and pauses to charge his mind blade with psychic energy, then flings it at the ghastly creature. The blade tears through the air with a hissing shriek, before cutting a furrow in the creature's body [17 hp damage]

Bolstered by Worrel at his side, Tex shakes off the heeby jeebies. He takes a step to the side to ensure a clear shot and fires 3 arrows at the "Shoggoth" THINKING: whatever that is. His arrows quiver in flight, eagerly anticipating the violent conclusion of the mission on which they have been sent. Two of them strike home [10 hp damage].

Unafraid, Lola moves south and then shoots at the soldier. There is slight whoosh as her shot goes sailing into the center of the foe [3 hp damage]

Begone! Feel Mitra's purifying light!, shouts Worrel as he steps forward. A flickering light gleams on his sword as it sweeps towards the undead. The first slash of his sword viciously hacks through the creature without much resistance [20 hp damage]. He doesn't even need to follow up with a second swing, as there's not enough connecting tissue left for the worms to knit back together.

Wide-eyed at the party's efficiency, Marzena comments, Your gods certainly favor you today! I've seen these creatures murder and infect larger groups than ours. Quckly, help me gather up these worms. We will be able to use them for one of the recipes I mentioned before...

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Combat over. Prost is no longer frightened and can ride back to the party if he wishes.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by smeltdm » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:03 pm

Prost returns, ashamed at his behavior and search’s for his sling staff before returning to the party... commenting Sorry
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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by ElectroZman » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:14 pm

Don't let it bother ya Prost. I nearly had to get some new pants myself.

Tex will try to help gather the worms with the edge of his Axe. He won't touch them and cleans his Axe carefully later.
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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by CGM3 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:39 pm

Imitating Texudus, Cyrius will materialize his mind blade in its longsword configuration and use it to herd the worms together for collection.
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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by JPetherick » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:46 pm

Worrel will also assist with gathering the worms, craping them onto his shield with the flat of his sword.
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That was supposed to be "scraping" .. not what it might look like.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by kabkal » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:24 am

Lola watches as the others gather worms. Making sure nothing else comes to surprise us, her crossbow loaded and at the ready.

She also says a little prayer thanking her god for being able to disperse the enemy quickly.
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Update: I'm working on getting a new arcane caster recruited into the game. I was hoping to get them involved before starting the 4th module, but if we don't get the new character sorted out in the next couple of days I'll get you guys started and they can join in progress.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

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patransom wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:32 am
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Update: I'm working on getting a new arcane caster recruited into the game. I was hoping to get them involved before starting the 4th module, but if we don't get the new character sorted out in the next couple of days I'll get you guys started and they can join in progress.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by JPetherick » Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:13 pm

patransom wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:32 am
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Update: I'm working on getting a new arcane caster recruited into the game. I was hoping to get them involved before starting the 4th module, but if we don't get the new character sorted out in the next couple of days I'll get you guys started and they can join in progress.

 

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Yes, go right ahead ... take time to get them sorted out.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Encounter at Shadow Castle Keep Part 3

Post by kabkal » Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:05 am

patransom wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:32 am
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Update: I'm working on getting a new arcane caster recruited into the game. I was hoping to get them involved before starting the 4th module, but if we don't get the new character sorted out in the next couple of days I'll get you guys started and they can join in progress.

 

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I ditto what everyone else says, take your time. Having a good time.

 

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