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Re: Keycharm, keycharm, whose got the keycharm? [BG]

Post by shai-hulud » Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:15 pm

Yahjhank moves in to the room, confident that his superior construction can withstand a little fire. He provokes an attack of opportunity, but the elemental's slam bounces harmlessly off his adamantine body. Once on the other side of the elemental, he swings his weapon. His swing just barely misses the creature.

Tracker tells his wolf to stay back, and the wolf runs off, just as he is told. Next, Tracker moves in to the room (sorry, the picture was bad, but there was not enough room to scoot by. Luckily, Yahjhank has already taken the attack of opportunity, so Tracker has nothing to fear). From this vantage point, Tracker can easily see the controls for the dome within the alcove directly south of him. Unfortunately, even from where he is, he can tell it is too complex for him to figure out.

Kaito (I changed his actions since he watched Yahjhank provoke the attack of opportunity) follows Yahjhank out until he is out of the elemental's range, then enhances his weapon with magic (no problem on the spell change. If you have any other substitutions, just send them to me in a PM).

Shard steps back and swings at the elemental with his chain, but misses. Perhaps using the unwieldy sword now in Tracker's possession threw off his balance?

The southern elemental swings at Yahjhank again, but misses. The northern elemental swings at Shard and lands a solid blow. [5 lethal + 4 fire] Shard moves at just the right time so that a glob of flaming material did not get caught on him, setting him ablaze!

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Tracker 3 / 17
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Re: Keycharm, keycharm, whose got the keycharm? [BG]

Post by Nargath » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:02 pm

Tracker realises that he can't possibly figure out the controls, but decides to use them anyway to see if he can force something to happen.
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Re: Keycharm, keycharm, whose got the keycharm? [BG]

Post by Phoenix512 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:29 pm

"Yahjhank, draw the elemental's attack while I go and heal Shard."

Kaito will move directly behind of Shard and cast defensively a Repair Light Damage on him.
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I want Yahjhank to draw an AoO and get into flanking position with the elemental that injure Shard.

 


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Post by klakxor » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:12 am

Shard will continue to press his assualt on the elemental.

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Post by shai-hulud » Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:51 pm

As Yahjhank moves away from the first elemental, it slams into him with a powerful attack, his armor unable to absorb as much of the blow as he expected [7 hp damage]. As he moves past the second, though, he is more on guard, and the blow glances harmlessly off him. Arriving in position, he swings with his sharrash with all his might, but the elemental is just to quick for him.

Tracker rushes to the controls to see what he can do, but without any knowledge of their magical workings, his efforts are without success. Perhaps another party member, like Yahjhank, would be better prepared to operate the equipment.

Kaito (figuring that Yahjhank has taken the elemental's only attack of opportunity), does not cast defensively (casting defensively harbors the chance of failure to cast, still losing the spell). Just as he figured, the elemental is unprepared to strike at Kaito's vulnerability. He touches Shard with his magic repairing all of the damage that Shard sustained last round [9 hp healing]!

With Yahjhank supporting from the elemental's flank, Shard feels confident in his attack, and the chain rips globs of flame from the elemental.

The elemental swings at Shard, and the flames rush past him as he deftly dodges out of the way.

The second elemental target's Kaito, and he, too, escapes the impact from the creature, only just barely.

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Tracker 3 / 17
Yahjhank 10 / 19
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Re: Keycharm, keycharm, whose got the keycharm? [BG]

Post by Phoenix512 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:17 am

Kaito will take a five foot step diagonally and attack the elemental next to him.

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Post by Nargath » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:40 am

Tracker gives up on the controls, turns to the elementals and moves in to attack the southernmost one with a single side of the scimitar.
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Post by klakxor » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:14 am

Yahjahnk, you seem to understand magical working sbetter then the rest of us. Check the controls while we deal with these creatures.

Shard will swing once again at the elemental in front of him.

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Post by shai-hulud » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:24 am

Phoenix512 wrote:Kaito will take a five foot step diagonally and attack the elemental next to him.
Tracker moves before Kaito. Would Kaito prefer to maintain the flank now that Tracker is in position? Or do you still want to 5' step?
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Post by Phoenix512 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:27 pm

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Kaito would like to maintain the flank.

 


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Post by shai-hulud » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:04 pm

Yahjhank follows the advice of Shard and heads to the device. (Double move for him to get to the controls.)

Tracker moves into a flanking position behind the elemental and swings the scimitar. For a moment, he and the scimitar connect, and the swing heads directly towards the elemental slashing away some of its fire, but just barely. (Btw, I just discovered that elementals are immune to flanking, so positioning doesn't matter much.)

Kaito swings with his warhammer, but finds no favor of luck. His swing glides past the agile mass of flame.

Shard swings his chain again, and once more, the weapon pulls some flaming mass from the creature.

The upper elemental continues trying to clobber Shard. His swing just misses Shard as he dodges away.

Tracker, unfortunately, is not so lucky, and the elemental catches him with its slam [7 hp damage, DR absorbed 2 = 5 damage].

Yahjhank, arriving at the controls, immediately understands their workings. He flips the switch opening the dome. The elementals immediately begin attempting to disengage from battle. All three party members make take full-round actions before the elementals turn, and Tracker and Kaito may take attacks if they desire. The elementals are clearly no longer attacking.
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  1. Tracker: 1d20+0=18 on his attack roll, 1d20+0=11 on the roll to confirm (even though it is immune to crits), 1d6+2=6 damage
  2. Kaito: 1d20+3=10 attack. Miss
  3. Shard: 1d20+2=19 attack. 2d4+1=7 damage.
  4. Elemental 1: 1d20+6=15 attack. Miss
  5. Elemental 2: 1d20+6=22 attack. 1d6+1=6 bludgeoning. 1d6=1 fire
  6. Yahjhank: Natural 20 on his Knowledge: Arcana check
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Post by Phoenix512 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:49 pm

Kaito was amazed when the elementals suddenly began to withdraw. He turned to Yahjhank and ask him the following.

Yahjhank, how did you do that?

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Post by Nargath » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:55 pm

Tracker will stop attacking the elementals and let them disengage in peace.

Kaito, it was the controls. I do not have the skills to work out their understanding, but I knew that one of my brothers would. These elementals have been trapped in this place, and are not happy about it. As for what the device is, I have no idea. I did not want to fight these creatures who are so obvoiusly trapped here, but I will not let my brothers fall around me either.
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Shai, not that it would make any difference, but I had Power Instability activated. Should I have gotten an extra 1d6 of electricity damage on top of my ordinary damage with the scimitar?

 

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Post by shai-hulud » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:57 pm

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I completely forgot about it. It still would not have dropped the elemental, though. (I'll keep a mental note for next time, though :D)

 

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Post by Nargath » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:09 pm

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No biggie, I didn't really make a big deal out of it when I activated it. And like you said, it wouldn't of made a difference!

 

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Post by klakxor » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:03 am

Shard will attempt to trip the elemental that is moving away from him

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Post by shai-hulud » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:53 am

Shard trips the elemental as planned, and as it begins getting up, Shard may take an attack of opportunity against it (lol, I don't know how you trip fire, but whatever :-P). As the second elemental begins running, you get an attack of opportunity against it, as well (I forgot about 10' reach). You also get a third attack of opportunity against the one that gets up as it tries to move away again.
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Post by klakxor » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:03 am

Attack of Opportunity against Elemental 1 getting up.

Use Trip as AoO against Elemental 2.

Use Trip as AoO against Elemental 1 that just got up and is trying to moving away.

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Post by shai-hulud » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:19 am

Shard's attack misses the elemental as it begins to get up. His second attack wraps around the elemental's fiery appendage, but he does not go down. He holds onto his chain, though, and the elemental gets to the glass construct and climbs out. The third attack also wraps around the elemental's foot, but again, he pulls free and makes it to the base of the glass construct, ready to climb.
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Post by Phoenix512 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:06 pm

Does anyone else get the feeling that the elementals are about to power the construct?

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Post by shai-hulud » Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:08 pm

Phoenix512 wrote:Does anyone else get the feeling that the elementals are about to power the construct?
One of the elementals climbed out the dome already. It is gone, running away beyond where you can see. The other appears to be following its footsteps. Out the dome is outside, as in outside the complex.
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Post by klakxor » Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:20 pm

I believe they are on the run. Lets see what else is in the room

Shard is no longer interested in the fleeing elementals and will move acroos towards the construct

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Post by Phoenix512 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:56 pm

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I didn't realized that the room had an exit in the ceiling.

 

Kaito will move closer towards the chest and examine it.

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The chest seems to be formed of some heat-resistant crystalline substance and sealed with a lock. Kaito examines the chest, finding no evidence of traps, beyond the area's natural heat. Proximity to the crucible holding the molten glass for too long will begin damaging him over time. Fortunately, the lock does not appear very complex, and within a minute, Kaito has it open.

The translucent chest contains two copies of the diamond-shaped schema, 2 potions of resist energy, 2 vials of unknown liquid, a document with strange writing on it, and a large disk formed of adamantine and covered with mithral-laced runes and symbols. It contains sockets for four schemas, like the ones found in the chest. It is 3 inches thick, 2 feet across, and weighs 10 pounds. It has slots for the diamond-shaped schema you just found, a moon-shaped schema, a star-shaped schema with seven points, and a circular schema.

Yahjhank explains as you either continue searching the room or begin your trip elsewhere, Schemas are the magic of Eberron in recorded form. Dating back to the time of the Giants, schemas have been used to pass magical knowledge through the generations. An individual schema might be a few sigils carved into a stone tablet, or an elaborate scripted presentation on the torso of a warforged titan.

In most cases, an individual schema represents a specific magical building block. These blocks can be combined into magical patterns, much like the one we just found, storing power ranging from simple cantrips to world-shaking destruction. We might use a simple pattern to quickly create hundreds of continual flame stones for use in illuminating our city, even as some nonbelievers seek to build a pattern that can replicate the destruction of Cyre and the birth of a new land for us warforged.

Some schemas are representations of spells or infusions, which in knowledgeable hands can be used to replicate the castings of those spells. Such items are commonly called minor schemas.
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Post by Phoenix512 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:12 pm

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Does the document's symbols relate to the scimitar or its some other language?

 


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No language that Kaito recognizes.
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Post by Phoenix512 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:18 pm

So are we going to explore the rest of the mine or leave here since we found what those humans were looking for?

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Post by shai-hulud » Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:56 am

Actually, you have explored the entire facility. If you want to head back to the mine shaft, you discover three additional hatches, but all of them are decoys. Inserting the blue keycharm does nothing. If there was any room that you wanted to return to, let me know, otherwise, it is time to leave the mine and head back to see if the other assemblages are still looking. Perhaps you can aid one of them.
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Post by klakxor » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:10 am

It is time to return, we have searched this facility as best we can. Let us stop and wish the wolf and her cubs well before we leave.

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Post by Nargath » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:14 am

Yes, I wish to see Rorsa and the pups again before we leave this place too.
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