{Modern Setting} The Whispering Cave (Entrance)

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by CGM3 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:06 am

Feelings... oh, oh, oh, feeeelings...
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by klakxor » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:47 am

Come on kids, get out of there before something bad happens.

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:13 pm

tdsprouse wrote:Brad shakes his head... whoa... He turns, sees Linda is out of it too.

He quickly strips off his coat and covers the face with it.
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The wind is far too strong to get the coat anywhere near the face (you can't even move forward). Even if you could get the coat there, it would immediately blow away down the corridor! Brad could cover his own face or Linda's with his coat...

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by tdsprouse » Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:24 am

Brad Strips off his coat, turns his back on the face, and cover Linda's face with his coat. He then pulls them both flat to the ground (less profile for the wind to push?) and begins to crawl towards the entrance coaxing/pushing linda in front of him.

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Sorry, completely fforgot about the wind when typing my action

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:48 pm

Brad removes his coat (move action) and drapes it over Linda's head (move action), where it is plastered firmly to her face by the wind. He then turns away from the face and drops to the ground (free action), while maintaining touch with Linda's arm, in an effort to coax her to drop to the ground as well (physically dragging Linda down with him would be a standard action, so he can't accomplish that this round).

Having the coat draped over her face breaks the hypnotic effect of the rainbow of lights on Linda, so she is now able to act this round!
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Once I have Linda's Round 2 action, I'll validate that and move to Round 3. Probably no will saves will be needed in Round 3, since Brad is facing away and Linda might have a coat over her head.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by CGM3 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:46 pm

Linda turns around, peeks past the side of the coat to make sure she's pointed in the right direction (away from the face), and starts staggering towards the open end of the corridor.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:21 pm

Linda manages to makes almost to the drop-off at the end of the corridor before...

ROUND 3

The wind increases in strength again, becoming a full windstorm (just under 75 mph). Linda needs a Fort save to avoid being knocked prone. Since Brad is already prone, he doesn't need a save, unless he tries to stand up.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by CGM3 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:52 pm

Linda tries to keep her balance against the increasing wind:

Fort Save: 1d20 + 4 = 14
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:58 pm

CGM3 wrote:Linda tries to keep her balance against the increasing wind:

Fort Save: 1d20 + 4 = 14
The wind has knocked Linda prone, but she can still act.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by CGM3 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:38 pm

Linda crawls towards the end of the passageway that lets out into the lower cave.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:30 pm

CGM3 wrote:Linda crawls towards the end of the passageway that lets out into the lower cave.
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Crawling 5 feet as a move action will put Linda within arm's reach of the edge, including the lantern chain. Does she want to do anything else?

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by tdsprouse » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:01 am

Brad, seelingly able to hold off the wind right now, moves toward the source (goes to 1032 with belly crawl). still on his belly, 5' move. THINKING: Maybe the wind would be lessened here right below the source. and, i suppose getting off the triger palte would be a good idea too.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by CGM3 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:30 am

Linda will reserve the rest of her action (waiting to see what Brad does).
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by klakxor » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:04 pm

Sahid waits impatiently at the bottom.

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:57 pm

Brad struggles and struggles, finally managing to crawl backwards a little closer to the face. Unfortunately, he finds the wind there undiminished.
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It's not completely clear from the rules whether Brad should even be able to crawl into the wind. I decided to allow it, but call it his full action for the round. I'm assuming he didn't also turn back around to get hypnotized by the lights.

 

Linda makes it to within arm's reach of the edge. Since she can't see what Brad's up to without turning back and subjecting herself to the pretty lights, and Brad doesn't arrive nearby or explain what he's doing, she ends up waiting for nothing.

ROUND 4

The wind increases again. It is now above hurricane strength and greater than 100 mph. Even for Sahid, it is impossible to hear anything but the roaring wind. Brad and Linda need Fort saves to avoid being picked up and blown down the hall!
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Roll away and I'll try to validate quickly so you can decide what (if anything) to do about your predicament.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by klakxor » Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:00 pm

Realizing that screaming in these heavy winds would be pointless, Sahid moves back down the corridor to try to get out of them a little.

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I am not catching any falling characters. I will warn of that now.

 


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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by tdsprouse » Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:57 pm

THINKING: Well crap.

Fort Save (1d20+1=17)

If able to act (and not flying through the air), Brad remains prone, but glances up into the face's mouth and looks for a lever or something.

Spot (1d20+2=6)
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by CGM3 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:14 pm

THINKING: Okay, that's a bit brisker than I really care for, thank you very much. I guess "wispering" is the local dialect version of "blowhard"; it sure isn't "whispering"!

Fortitude Save: 1d20+4 = 24

Assuming that succeeds, Linda will either try to reach the chain and climb down that way, or squirm over the lip of the entrance and hang by her hands in order to drop feet first to the ground, whichever seems less perilous.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Whispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:28 pm

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Ack, 14 pages before anyone points out that the thread title is missing an "h"? The GM must punish you for his own mistakes. Okay, he'll just punish Brad.

 

Brad is picked up by the hurricane-force winds and blown down the corridor 30 feet (Blown away (1d4=3)x10 feet), bouncing off the walls (Nonlethal damage (3d4=4) - 4 hp nonlethal damage) and ending up flat on his belly again. Given his new location, Brad can change his action, if he wants.

Managing to avoid the worst gusts, Linda grabs hold of the swaying lantern chain. (Linda needs a climb check to descend the chain and get out of the wind.)
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Re: [Active Thread] The Whispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by CGM3 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:38 pm

Climb check: 1d20+0 = 19

With unexpected ease, Linda shimmies down the lantern chain.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Whispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:41 am

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Waiting on an action from Brad

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Whispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by tdsprouse » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:37 am

OUT OF CHARACTER
Very sorry, missed the last update

 

Brad belly crawls as far as possible to the edge of teh hallway, and will continue till he get there. then will try to jump for the chain and climb down.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Whispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:28 pm

Linda successfully climbs down the chain to a point where she's out of the wind. Out of danger, she can now take her time to climb down to safety.

Brad crawls 10' towards the edge, but the wind does not let up. [To expedite determining what happens to Brad, how about two Fort saves, a Reflex save, a Climb check, and a Tumble check?]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Whispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:41 pm

Whoa is right. Brad is unable to keep himself anchored as he crawls (failed the first Fort save). The wind picks him up again, bounces him off the ceiling and walls [7 hp more nonlethal], and blows him right off the edge of the corridor!

Fortunately, Brad is still conscious and keeps his wits about him enough to snag the lantern chain as he goes by (made the Reflex save). He averts disaster, but only for a moment.

As he tries to descend the swaying chain to get out of danger, he's unable to maintain a hold (failed the climb check by >4). He falls. He's still alert enough to twist his body in midair and soften the contact with the floor (glad I asked for the tumble check), but the impact still knocks him out [9 lethal, 1 nonlethal from the fall.]. Brad is now lying on the floor at the bottom of the lantern chain, on top of the skeleton of the last fellow to have a similar accident.

Up above in the corridor, the hurricane-force wind continues to howl.
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Brad's damage totals are 15 lethal and 12 nonlethal, this puts him at -9, unconscious, but not dying/bleeding out, because it's the nonlethal damage that puts him in the negatives.

Linda is not shown on the map below, because she's still carefully working her way down the lantern chain. Unfortunately, she was concentrating too hard to catch Brad as he fell past.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Whispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by tdsprouse » Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:55 pm

THINKING: I wonder what color 100mph wind is. Oh look, Clowns! Why are they in a boat?
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Re: [Active Thread] The Whispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by klakxor » Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:38 am

Sahid rushes up to Brad after he sees him fall. He looks up for Linda THINKING: What the hell? This will never do.

Sahid tries to ascertain if he can move Brad safely without hurting him further.
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I assume the winds are too loud for Sahid to call out anything to Linda

 


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Re: [Active Thread] The Whispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by CGM3 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:19 pm

Linda is concentrating single-mindedly on climbng down the lantern chain, assiduously oblivious to her surroundings.

THINKING: Why can't escalators be a natural feature of caverns, like stalagmites?
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Re: [Active Thread] The Whispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:54 pm

Linda reaches the bottom of the chain. It's still loud, but right here next to each other you find you can communicate by shouting.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Whispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by CGM3 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:56 pm

Looking about, Linda is surprised to see that Brad got down before she did. Is he all right? she screeches at Sahid in a ladylike fashion.
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