[Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by ElectroZman » Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:33 pm

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Does it look like this beast has reach? If Tex steps back 5' and shoots, will it provoke an AoO?

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by JPetherick » Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:31 pm

Worrel slashes at the creature with his longsword, ignoring the instructions to keep it alive.

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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by Jinxs-3d » Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:39 pm

Ardrea's spells are limited at this range, and this close together. She sees Worrel near to her swinging mightily and cackles (move action) to extend her hexes (both Evil Eyes (saves, and AC)). Then points at Worrel and use's her Protective Luck hex (enemy attacks must roll twice and take worst result).
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by kabkal » Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:06 pm

Lola will cast Spiritual Weapon and try to hit the beast with it. If possible, she would like to either reload her crossbow while doing this. Or, if this cannot be done, and if she could, she will drop her crossbow and draw her short sword. She will be taking no movement this turn. If she cannot do either of the last two things, she will still cast the spell.

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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by patransom » Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:32 pm

ElectroZman wrote:
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Does it look like this beast has reach? If Tex steps back 5' and shoots, will it provoke an AoO?
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No, you saw it attack so you know it doesn't have reach. There won't be any AoO if you do that.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by smeltdm » Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:39 am

Prost lets lose another bullet at the beast
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Sneak attack if it applies... >:)
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by ElectroZman » Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:50 am

Tex steps back, pulls two arrows for the first shot, and shoots the beast again as before: Rapid shots at point blank range using deadly aim.

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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by patransom » Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:20 pm

smeltdm wrote:
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Prost lets lose another bullet at the beast
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Sneak attack if it applies... >:)
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Prost reloads slingstaff.
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Prost is standing right next to the creature, but not in a flanking position. If he goes ahead with this action, there will be an AoO and no sneak attack. Better options might be:
  1. 5' step away from the creature (e.g. to 1406), then use slingstaff. No sneak attack, but no AoO. Can use existing roll.
  2. 5' step to 1508 (which flanks with Worrel), draw a melee weapon, and attack. Gets sneak attack and also no AoO. Should probably reroll, since attack and damage will be different.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by smeltdm » Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:56 pm

patransom wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:20 pm
smeltdm wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:39 am
Prost lets lose another bullet at the beast
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Sneak attack if it applies... >:)
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Prost reloads slingstaff.
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Prost is standing right next to the creature, but not in a flanking position. If he goes ahead with this action, there will be an AoO and no sneak attack. Better options might be:
  1. 5' step away from the creature (e.g. to 1406), then use slingstaff. No sneak attack, but no AoO. Can use existing roll.
  2. 5' step to 1508 (which flanks with Worrel), draw a melee weapon, and attack. Gets sneak attack and also no AoO. Should probably reroll, since attack and damage will be different.
Your helpful, kind DM :devil:

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by smeltdm » Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:10 pm

Prost drops his sling staff, sidestepping to 1508 while drawing his rapier. Then leaning into the beast he attacks hoping to find a weak spot. Suck on this!
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by patransom » Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:34 am

Round 2 Continues

Lola casts Spiritual Weapon. A translucent short sword, glowing with moonlight, appears and swings at the beast. It misses. Lola reloads her crossbow.

Round 3 Begins

Tex steps back, pulls two arrows for the first shot, and shoots the beast again as before. He takes aim with solemn focus, releasing two timely shots that plunge first two, then one more, arrows into the target [38 hp damage]. The last shot misses.

Prost drops his sling staff, sidestepping while drawing his rapier. Then leaning into the beast he attacks hoping to find a weak spot. Suck on this! He runs the enemy through with a sudden and potentially deadly thrust [17 hp damage]. The creature collapses to the ground, unconscious and bleeding badly.

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Out of combat for now...

 

The apparent leader of the street performers (the deeper purple one) steps forward and asks Please, can you keep the creature from dying? We will take it back to the Arena before it wakes up. Master Raknian will be angry enough at the incompetent smith who made that cage as it is. I'd hate to see his rage if we lose this beast, in addition to the horse...

ACTIVE EFFECTS
Lola - loaded crossbow readied, 74 bolts left, spiritual weapon 5 rounds left
Tex - bow readied, 32 arrows left, 12 hp damage
Prost - rapier readied, 48 bullets left
Worrel - longsword and shield readied
Cyrius - mind blade longsword readied
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by Jinxs-3d » Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:39 pm

Ardrea looks a bit dubiously at the parade leader, but reluctantly shrugs as she approaches the chimera.

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His master is obviously wealthy and therefore powerful. Not to mention this is a city.....of mages. Even if he isn't one himself, wealth will provide. We have enough to do without making more work or enemies.

To the leader:
I will attempt to stabilize the chimera. It will almost certainly need magical healing later. Once you have safely secured it. Now go! Summon your handlers to transport the beast.

Ardrea will cast her cantrip 'Stabilize' to halt the loss of hp's for the chimera.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by JPetherick » Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:46 pm

Worrel carefully cleans the blade of this longsword before sheathing it, ensuring that it will be fit to use in the future.

Not trusting himself to speak at the moment, Worrel waits for the parade leader to respond to Ardea.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by smeltdm » Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:47 am

Prost retrieves his sling staff and while keeping watch.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by ElectroZman » Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:46 am

Tex looks to see if any arrows are retrievable, shaking his head. Dunno what goes through the minds of some folk.

He asks, It nipped me a bit, can one of you take a look at this wound?
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by kabkal » Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:02 pm

Lola cancels her spiritual weapon.

She then walks up to Tex and takes a look at his injuries, and heals for 6

She then makes sure her crossbow is ready, but in a relaxed state.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by patransom » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:18 am

Prost and Worrel take care of their equipment, while Tex manages to collect two of his three missed arrows. Lola heals some of Tex's injuries.

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It probably won't matter, but which spell is Lola losing to spontaneously cast Cure Light Wounds?

 

Ardrea stabilizes the chimera.

The parade leader addresses the party. It's fortunate you six were present! That unfortunate cage collapse could have been a disaster. Here, take these free passes to the Opening Ceremonies of the Champion's Games. He turns to Ardrea. And thank you especially for preserving Master Raknian's property. Please take these potions. You saw that the creature used lightning to break the cage. These potions provide some measure of protection against similar effects.

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Ardrea's been handed two potions of resist energy (electricity). Everybody has a free pass to whatever the Opening Ceremonies of the Champion's Games are.

Anything else you want to do in this scene? Or continue on your way to Eligos the Sage's manor?

 

ACTIVE EFFECTS
Lola - 74 bolts left
Tex - 34 arrows left, 6 hp damage
Prost - 48 bullets left
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by ElectroZman » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:35 am

Tex asks the Parade Leader, Tex is my name, what's yours?
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by Jinxs-3d » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:41 pm

Ardrea thanks the parade leader and prepares to move on to their intended destination.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by JPetherick » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:26 pm

Worrel watches Tex and the parade leader, wondering whether the man will give his name to Tex. If the man shows that basic politeness, Worrel will also introduce himself.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by smeltdm » Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:01 am

Prost is still feeling the need to move on we should move on to Eligos the Sage's manor
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by patransom » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:46 am

ElectroZman wrote:
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Tex asks the Parade Leader, Tex is my name, what's yours?
Hello Tex. My name is Talabir Welik, says the man as he organizes several members of the troupe to load the unconscious chimera into the cart and send another to fetch a fresh horse. You are quite effective with that bow. We sometimes have archery contests at the Arena. Perhaps you might be inclined to enter, if you could find the right sponsorship.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by ElectroZman » Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:35 am

Well, Talabir Welik, Tex replies in an even drawl, I'm not so sure about any contests, but I am wondering who this Master Raknian's of yers might be and why he be bringing such a dangerous beast into a city like this? Yer lucky only a horse wus killed.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by patransom » Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:00 am

Talabir replies to Tex, You must be visiting from outside the city! In his youth, Loris Raknian was Tula's most celebrated gladiator. Now he is Master of the Arena.

This Chimera, of course, was bred for use in the Arena, but we brought it out, along with these other beasts, for the parade to advertise the Champion's Games. This year's edition of the Games will be the 10th anniversary, so we were trying to do something special. The shoddy workmanship of that cage was unexpected and unfortunate. I'm glad you were able to prevent loss of life.

You notice that the crowd has started to regroup and are talking excitedly amongst themselves. Talabir's team finishes loading the unconscious chimera and the dead horse into the cage-less wagon. They hook one of the horses from the other wagons to the chimera wagon and begin moving away, back in the direction the parade came from.

Excuse me, says Talabir, I should really go with them to report this incident to Master Raknian.

While one wagon departs, the others stay in place. The remaining performers begin juggling to entertain the crowd. For now, the tunnel toward the Garden District looks reasonably clear.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by kabkal » Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:11 am

patransom wrote:
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It probably won't matter, but which spell is Lola losing to spontaneously cast Cure Light Wounds?

 

It was a Bless spell, still have one Bless left.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by kabkal » Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:13 am

smeltdm wrote:
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Prost is still feeling the need to move on we should move on to Eligos the Sage's manor
Lola agrees with moving on, shaking her head at how stupid people can be bringing in a beast like that.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by CGM3 » Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:31 pm

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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by ElectroZman » Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:04 pm

Tex agrees, and starts moving on with the others.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by JPetherick » Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:25 pm

Worrel agrees with moving onwards, getting through the crowd as quickly as possible.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Hall of Harsh Reflections

Post by Jinxs-3d » Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:42 pm

Ardrea agrees with moving on and follows behind the others.
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