Out of the Port

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Out of the Port

Post by klakxor » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:30 pm

The town around Trinity Port is in ruins. There are buildings smashed in and collapsing. Along the streets are all sorts of rubble, garbage, and dead bodies in varying states of decay. What was once a prosperous village is now nothing but an unkept graveyard.

Every now and then, it seems that there is something out of the corners of your eyes that is moving, but whenever you look, all you see is a piece of paper floating through the air or a small tree blowing in the wind. The skies are overcast as if rain will be starting before evening sets in.

The quiet of the village is unsettling, and there is not much to do but keep moving.

You get through the village as the sun is reaching its zenith. Outside the crumbled walls that were to protect the village, the sight is incredibly morbid.

There are piles of burned corpses, the fields that were once lush farms stand as burnt out dirt patches. The main road that leads to the village is starting to overgrow with vegetation. In the distance to the north you see a couple streams of smoke lifting to the sky.

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Re: Out of the Port

Post by Phoenix512 » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:10 pm

It seems that no one really walks this path. We should move carefully.

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Re: Out of the Port

Post by Catalyst » Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:12 pm

Andraes nods and scans the area while walking.

I agree.
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Re: Out of the Port

Post by patransom » Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:41 am

Yes. I'll do some scouting ahead, if no one has a problem with that. Just keep a leisurely pace so you don't catch up with me. Samara disguises herself as a dirty little street urchin and moves off ahead of the party, hiding in whatever shadows are provided by the abandoned buildings.
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Re: Out of the Port

Post by Flinx » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:13 pm

Well, I know that caution is important, but hurry. I would like to get out of this place as quickly as possible... It is very unpleasant here.
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Re: Out of the Port

Post by klakxor » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:33 pm

As you move through the ruins, a small band (10) of gnolls can be seen patroling up ahead (100 yards). They are obviously scavenging anything they come across. At the moment they do not notice the party and seem to only be crossing the path that the party is heading down.

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Re: Out of the Port

Post by patransom » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:39 pm

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I assume you mean gnolls, not knolls. Wandering hills would be rather frightening :P

 

Samara creeps back to the rest of the party, You all see those critters up there, right? What do you want to do about them? Wait for them to go away? Sneak attack?
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Re: Out of the Port

Post by klakxor » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:12 pm

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I assume you mean gnolls, not knolls. Wandering hills would be rather frightening :P

 

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Re: Out of the Port

Post by Catalyst » Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:26 pm

If we can, I would prefer to avoid them. To me it looks like they are only trying to ebb out a living here. I don't think we should engage them unless it is unavoidable. Besides, they could be good for some information.
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Re: Out of the Port

Post by klakxor » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:20 am

As you watch the gnolls up ahead, another band of creatures (20) sets on the gnolls. The greater numbers of the new band seem to dessimate the gnolls in a matter of moments and the scatter.

Most of you recognize that the group is made up of humanoids (halflings, humans, elves, etc.).

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Re: Out of the Port

Post by Catalyst » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:34 pm

Well, so much for using them for information.

Andraes will try to identify any significant marks denoting allegiances to either our cause or the opposition. (Spot check, unknown modifier as I don't have a working copy of office on my computer)
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Re: Out of the Port

Post by marine7312000 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:47 pm

Do ye think we should talk to this new group? Doc asks.

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Re: Out of the Port

Post by Phoenix512 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:20 pm

I think it's better that no one knows that we're here right now. For all we know, they could be trying to conquer the land as well.

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Re: Out of the Port

Post by patransom » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:36 pm

Samara disagrees, I think it's more likely they're the resistance Weasel was talking about. I think I should go take a closer look at them... Unless anyone objects?
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Post by Flinx » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:36 am

A closer look sounds like a good idea.
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Re: Out of the Port

Post by klakxor » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:05 pm

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Re: Out of the Port

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Hooray for backing up my data, we are ready to roll forward

 

As you discuss whether or not to approach the new group, it quickly dissipates. The leave no remains of the creatures they just killed and no trace of them ever being there. The road is now eerily quiet waiting for you to move.

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Re: Out of the Port

Post by patransom » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:52 am

So much for that idea... Samara shrugs, then (retaining her street urchin disguise) sets off again to scout ahead of the party, hiding in shadows as much as possible.
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Re: Out of the Port

Post by Flinx » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:49 pm

That was odd.
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Re: Out of the Port

Post by Phoenix512 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:01 am

Well that solves that problem. Let's continue on like I originally suggested.

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Re: Out of the Port

Post by Catalyst » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:08 pm

At this point, Andraes deploys the blades from it's wrists and keeps It's eyes open to danger.

Perhaps caution would be the best way to proceed.
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Post by klakxor » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:23 am

You move out of the city without further interruption. The band you saw earlier either did not see you or did not consider you a threat. Again, an occasional shadow pops up and disappears just as quickly.

As you exit the city and travel through the farmlands, the desolation of what was left behind is obvious and saddening. You travel north, through farms and forest, coming across several small towns but finding very little sign of life. There are a couple small encounters, ones that are quickly ended by your well armed group.

After about 3 days travel, you see smoke trails rising in the sky. Four distinct fires can be determine from the trails rising up, however it would seem that these fires are large from the amount of smoke pouring into the sky.
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Re: Out of the Port

Post by patransom » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:37 pm

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Still playing, will get you a leveled up Samara soon... I thing something big happens for her at 11th level, so I'm excited.

 

Samara will continue sneaking ahead of the main group and scouting. She'll try to see if she can spot the source of the fires, to the extent they lie in the party's path...
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Re: Out of the Port

Post by Phoenix512 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:16 pm

Armite will allow Samara to sneak since it would hard for him to sneak. He wait for her to return.
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Re: Out of the Port

Post by marine7312000 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:41 pm

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Re: Out of the Port

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Hmm, this level wasn't as big a deal as I thought. Only real upgrade is that dodge bonus goes to +2. Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, I guess.

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I'm still playing, but I don't have a working copy of office at the moment. Something about valid product keys...

 

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Re: Out of the Port

Post by klakxor » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:35 pm

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Still waiting to hear from TheGreenLabrador, Flinx, and Draconas. Also still need Andraes and Doc at next level. Will continue next week without them if necessary.

 


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Post by TheGreenLabrador » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:06 pm

I will have my sheet updated in a couple days with post.
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Re: Out of the Port

Post by patransom » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:40 pm

Samara suddenly steps out in front of the group, returning from her scouting ahead. Ummmm, okay, so there's a problem up ahead. There's a big ol' canyon right across our path. It's not supposed to be there, or at least it wasn't there last I heard anything about this area. There's a bunch of humanoids camped down at the bottom of the rift, too far away for me to tell exactly who or what they are. Worse yet, they're burning something that smells like flesh and hair. That's what all the smoke is from. Samara makes a disgusted face.
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