You are Cleya, a young Beholder Soulborn. You go to school at Egwen Girls Convent and you are studying hard to be a wizard.You are second-in-command to one of the Adventuring Clubs parties: Fell Storm, registered as an evil party. With the team leader in the infirmary recovering, you are now in command.The Adventurers Club http://pastebin.com/t467eb4qSheets in Excel https://www.dropbox.com/s/ba1zu710zhochvr/Character%20sheets.xlsx?dl=0#_=_Classes and Races http://pastebin.com/wCst2V8BQuest Rules http://pastebin.com/RG9EAvPqMain Character http://pastebin.com/xHFh2iz2Setting http://pastebin.com/ej98zdgDContinent Map http://ibin.co/260vHqwvCza9QM Twitter https://twitter.com/anAspiringQMQM Askfm http://ask.fm/AnAspiringQMArchive http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Egwen%20School%20QuestAnd https://archive.moe/tg/search/username/Pally/type/op/Your first task is to pick a substitute team member. Right now its you, Evrumine, and Syphoebeus. Kittrane and Nevyn are unable to play for medical reasons, and Chame...you'd rather fight the entire Westlake Academy team on your own whilst naked and blindfolded than work alongside Chame right now!“Ok, so who put their names forwards again?” you ask Phoebe. The three of you are once again in the tent planning your third and final defence of the dungeon.The problem is that next you'll be facing a team from Westlake Academy and from the brief discussion you had with the Daves they are well-equipped with expensive magic items, and the Academy hires some of the best soldiers to teach them how to fight.“Let's see” Phoebe consults her list “all of the good team are out, they'll be running the dungeon later, so um, Calluna and Lucinda said they'd be interested in joining Fell Storm, or we could try asking Nataline or Tisania if they'd be interested.”
Evrumine screws up her face “Only Calluna has experience in the dungeon” she says doubtfully “The others might just get in the way.”“Lucinda could be very could at confusing and slowing down the opposition” says Syphoebeus, then nods at Evrumine “but maybe we should just keep it to us three. How are we for defenders?”“That's the good news” you pick up a piece of parchment and adjust your glasses “due to the experience of Westlake Academy, the traps have been toughened up, and we have forty orcs – a mix of archers and axe-wielders and an ettin.”“So who is going to be joining us?” Evrumine asks “Calluna is the only real choice, no?”Both of them look to you as the leader.Who will be your new Team Member?>Calluna>Lucinda>Nataline>Tisania>None>Other (who?)And where will you put your defenders?>At the entrance>Defending the wizard>Spread throughout the dungeon>Other (what?)
>>42165016>Defending the wizard>Calluna
>>42165016>Calluna>Spread throughout the dungeon
>>42165016I take it "Defending the wizard" means being close to the girls themelves?With one martial team member down we can probably use the physical backup.Too bad Phaysis is out for this fight.>Calluna>Defending the wizard
>>42165016Calluna, defending the wizard. Staying together is best, and let the dungeon wear them down a bit before they fight.
>>42165085By wizard I mean the illusion of the guy summoning the demon, using the same set up from last thread
Calluna + Defend it is, no rolls needed...yet.
“Calluna is the only one with real experience” you say, nodding “Evrumine, go and tell her to get ready would you?” As Evrumine heads out, you add to Phoebe “We'll stay at the back, near the summoning, let the dungeon wear them out.”“And if it doesn't?” she asks with a raised eyebrow.“Then we'll wear them out” you say with determination. You pause and part turn “Yes, I got that just after I said it, Cham-” Ah dammit, Chame isn't even with you. You grit your teeth.Phoebes look conveys what she is thinking about....that whole situation.“Don't say anything” you say to Phoebe.She holds up her hands in mock surrender “Ok, ok...”You wait for the other two girls in silence.XXXYou all take up your positions, and wait, and wait....and wait...“I'm bored!” whines Evrumine, for the ninth time. Not that you're keeping count or anything....“Should we, maybe go and find them?” asks Calluna.“Just wait here” says Syphoebeus, taking a seat on a rock “they'll get here, eventually.”“But I'm bored!” wails Evrumine, ten times now “Can I go find them Cleya, please? I promise I'll come straight back.”“I could send an elemental or something instead” offers Calluna. She is pacing slowly, as Evrumine hops from foot to foot, and Phoebe seems utterly at peace.“Be patient” advises Phoebe “if you can't, then I dunno, go train with the orcs or something.Ranks of orcs wait at the top of the stairs, as well as a few around the wizard.In truth, you hate waiting too, but Professor Sallazar always emphasised how important mental discipline was to be a wizard. Still maybe something to distract yourselves would be useful.Actions?Scouting>Evrumine goes scouting>Elemental scouts>No one scouts>Other (what?)Other >Make preparations such as spells, summons etc (what?)>Suggest Evrumine spars with the orcs>Other (what?)
>>42165222>Elemental scouts>Make preparations such as spells, summons etc (what?)>Put up all buffs that last for a hour or moreI'm fairly sure thats just shield, but whatever.
>>42165222>>42165272adding>Syphoebus binds a Storm elemental
>>42165222>Elemental scouts>Make preparations such as spells, summons etc (what?)>Shield for Calluna and Cleya. Syphoebus uses Minor Planar Binding.
>>42165222>Elemental scouts>Make preparations such as spells, summons etc (All buffs that last for 1 hour or more in their most effective available form (e.g. Stoneskin > Shield, unless they stack); Calluna summons: 2 low-rank Archons, 2 low-rank Eladrin, 2 Elementals [Earth, Storms] (assuming that the limitation is more on her reserves and a time limit on the spell rather than another factor, otherwise as many as possible going in sequence (1 Archon, 1 Eladrin, 1 Elemental, repeat) based off that factor); Syphoebeus summons 1+ Storm Elementals)
>>42165222>“Can I go find them Cleya, please?The team really is in disarray, uh?
>>42165304>Calluna doesn't have that much Arcane Energy.It's a first rank spell and she has a Conjuration Reserve of 7.
>>42165309What do you mean? Evrumine is usually not very patient.
Planar Binding (and similar) are long duration.Regular summonining spells are short termso going with Calluna summons an elemental to scout, Phoebe summons one to fight, plus long-term spells (shield, stoneskin) are cast.Writing, no rolls needed.
>>42165313Wasn't Cleya killed in the dungeon?
>>42165337In the last run, this is a new one.
>>42165337New round, and last round yes she was, cause of backstabbing ranger.
“Calluna you send an elemental to find them” you start giving orders “Phoebe, whatever elementals you can call to help us fight would be good to, and we all need whatever spells will protect us, but only long term. They might not be here for a while.”“Ok” says Calluna “I know just the elemental for the task to, no one will suspect a pool of water.”You try to wrap your head around that idea “you mean, other than the fact that its walking around?” you ask her.Calluna gives you a worried look “is that unusual?”“Air elemental” you tell her “and make sure it sticks close to the ceiling, and its quiet.”As Calluna casts her spell, you cast yours as Phoebe starts drawing a circle on the ground, preparing to call up her storm elemental.“What do I do?” asks Evrumine, bounding on the balls of her toes.“Be patient?” you suggest with a smile.Evrumine groans and paces about, swinging her axe in boredom.xxxWith your spells in place, and Phoebes storm elemental orbiting her, you wait for Callunas air elemental to return. It flies up to her and babbles excitedly, it looks like a swirling mass of air, with the suggestion of a face in there, somewhere.Evrumine rushes over, eager for newsCalluna nods as it gives its report and then says to you “I think they stopped for dinner or something.”Wait, what?“Why?” you ask her, confusion lacing your voice “what could they possibly gain from that?”“They're here” Calluna indicates on the map, right at the other end of the long secret passage that would take them straight to the summoning chamber where you are...you have a bad feeling about this...“And one of them is sat down and has a crystal ball out” she says. Scrying...great.“And the others are piling red gems into a bag” says Calluna.You try and piece all this together “can the elemental tell what sort of gems?” you ask.Calluna confers with her elemental “she says they smell like fire.”
Wait, red gems, fire. Fireball gems? You think you know what their plan is...“How many gems?” you ask, your heart starting to beat faster.Calluna confers with her elemental again “maybe thirty she thinks” says Calluna “why?”Syphoebeus' eyes go wide, just as you start to speak “So lots of explosive fire gems” you say, in a single bag, their mage scries on us, whilst they sneak down the passage, throw the bag in here and-”“Boom” finishes Phoebe.There's a moment as you all think about that.“That's cheating!” says Evrumine “they shouldn't have that many magic items!”“Groups of weaker items like fire gems or pearls of power count as a single item” you say as you all approach the other end of the secret passage “but they're one-use, sounds expensive to throw them all at us in one go.”“They're rich” Syphoebeus reminds you.“So what do we do?” asks Evrumine “block the door?”“That many gems” you say, thinking “might create a big enough blast that it'll blow the door off, and still be enough to kill us by the competition rules.”“Oh” she says, disappointed.“If they won't come to us” says Syphoebeus “maybe we should go to them?”“Or send the green hollow guys” says Calluna, you think she's talking about the orcs.With a bag of explosive gems maybe on its way to you right now, and your foes at the other end of the dungeon, what do you do?Party>Block the door, take cover, hope for the best>Retreat away from the wizard, but stay in this area>Head out to face the Westlake party>Other (what?)Orcs/Summons>Send the orcs after Westlake>Send elementals after Westlake>Keep them near you>Other (what?)[Going AFK for 15 minutes or so, 15 minute voting time to allow discussion and planning]
>>42165532>>Head out to face the Westlake party>Keep them near you
>>42165532>Head out to face the Westlake party>Send the orcs after Westlake
>>42165532>Retreat away from the wizard, but stay in this area>Summon as many fire elementals as possible, send them with the orcs after Westlake and have them try to detonate the fire gems.Can we move the wizard away too?
>>42165532>>Head out to face the Westlake partyRight behind; >send the Orcs after Westlake
>>42165537>>42165544You do realise when we move towards them they just chug the gems at us in the narrow corridor and we get instantly wrecked?
>>42165532>>42165548secondingGoing to them is completly retarded, especially since they are in a spot where we can literally not dodge and only Calluna could even hope to escape.
>>42165556That's why the orcs go to them from the other side. They force the party to get in the narrow corridor, where using explosives is dangerous for everyone, or we charge them into melee before they can attack.
>>42165570>where using explosives is dangerous for everyoneAssuming these super rich guys don't have items for fire immunity, which they are basically guaranteed to have.
>>42165570>He thinks they don't have fire protectionJust alone because of Kittrane they would have brought that,If you lug around massive amounts of fireballs in a bottle, you bring fire protection.Its basic common sense.
>>42165570Thats a poor plan because it means allwoing them to force a draw at will. And assumes this isn't a illusion to lure us out to begin with.
>>42165548>Can we move the wizard away too?Yes
>>42165621Can we have him finish the summoning to get the demon (s'what they get for stopping for dinner) and then move him and the demon with us?
>>42165532>>42165548Second, bringing both wizard and demon.
>>42165631Defeating the demon and the wizard is the win condition. Moving him with us to them is making it even easier for them to win.
>>42165654We aren't going to them, hopefully, and leaving him alone while we move away when they have a bomb and are in the secret passage that goes straight to the summoning chamber is probably worse.
>>42165532Why not just set things up to detonate the gems prematurely? Figure out who is holding the gems and throw a Fire elemental at it from Calluna? Or maybe jusr block the passage far enough down the tunnel they can't just blast their way out?
ok, I'm seeing 3 for go get them with the orcs, 2 for retreat but stay in the areaPlus bringing the wizard and demon with you, writing this.>>42165708Write-in votes are always allowed, alas you were outside the time limit.
>>42165708The first thing is pretty much what >>42165548's plan is.
>>42165690>We aren't going to themActually we are, the majority voted for us to go to them. >>42165708>Why not just set things up to detonate the gems prematurely? Figure out who is holding the gems and throw a Fire elemental at it from Calluna?>>42165548The idea existed, but thje majority of anons preferred YOLO
>>42165723>Plus bringing the wizard and demon with you, writing this.The winning votes of going to them did not include bringing the wizard. Bringing the wizard was a idea of the ones who wnated to go AWAY from them.
my mistake, it was 3-3breaking tie in favour of going to get them
>>42165742fair enoughFollow up vote, 5 minutesBring the wizard with you?>Y/NSummon the demon?>Y/NThe wizard can only summon the demon at the ritual circle, so if you bringing him without summoning, then he can't summon until he gets back to the circle
>>42165743I really would have hoped Cleyas INT would find its way into a better plan than CHARGE!!! YOLOLOWe might as well have led Evrumine lead then.>>42165760>N>Y
>>42165760>N>N>>42165773Yeah, I'm not sure what the people voting for going to them are thinking. It literally does nothing but making it easier for them to beat us.
>>42165760>N>YNot summoning the demon is pretty much pointless since the wizard getting killed beforehand would be a game over anyway, and leaves the wizard mostly-defenseless.
>>42165773>I really wish votes were ignored and the story railroaded to what I want
>>42165798I have no idea why you are so salty, I said nothing like that.Its a tie, so either vote would have to be ignored, I don't see how ignoring the CHARGE YOLO votes is any worse than ingoring the votes that had a plan.
Leave the wizard here, but call up the demon to defend him at least
>>42165798How is breaking a tie one way less or more railroading and ignoring votes than breaking it another way?Besides the fact that his point was clearly more telling anons hopw utterly retarded they are for making sucha dumb decision just because they can't be assed to put the slightest bit of thought into creative actions and just copy whatever default they see.Which is perfectly legit criticism, because idiocy like this sucks the fun out of the story hard.Its just like the Kittrane RAGE choice, where anons were explicitly told it wqas going to make us lose and they did it anyway.
>>42165849I still think that a draw in exchange for a long-term power boost and potential development of Kittrane's character arc is a net gain.
>>42165849One it was a tieTwo she got new powersThree stop whining.
>>42165864>for a long-term power boostExcept not because she can't control it, and she could have also devloped them at a point where victory and loss didn't depend on it.Stop trying to make up flimsy justification for being lazy and stupid.>>42165872>One it was a tie.....Yes? And? Thats what I'm saying..>>42165872>Two she got new powersShe didn't, maybe you should check the pastebin, and she could have gotten those new powers somewhere else later. Its not a super useful power anyway.
>>42165864>>42165872>I--I was retarded on purpose!I look forward to what you come up with when we lose this fight too because of your idiocy.
>>42165892>>42165905>People vote in a way I don't like so I'm going to doomsay, bitch, moan and shipost!
>>42165905>expecting stupid choices to have consequencesYour first Pally quest huh?>>42165918To be fair the last doomsaying was completly accurate. You were told using the Rage option would make us lose and Kittrane leave the contest, and thats exactly what happened.
>>42165935But we didn't lose it was a tie, also we could have won still, if itbwerent for bad rolls.
>>42165918Its not doomsaying if its completly true, as the prediction with Kittrane was.But keep trying to pretend to yourself your stupid choices that make us lose are totally not stupid somehow afterall.
>>42165935It was worth it. It opened the way for new power growth.
>>42165948>But we didn't lose it was a tieIt was a technical draw when we could have easily won.>>42165948>also we could have won still, if itbwerent for bad rolls.Bad rolls had nothing to do with it, we rolled well both times afterwrads.>>42165951It didn't. The way was already open, it wasn't a now or never choice. Berserker rage is a class power. It would have always been available, besides the point that Kittrane didn't get a new power from it.
>>42165949You can't see the future anon. So yes, it's doomsaying. Your but hurt is coloring your predictions.>>42165971Kit trance rolled an 11 in a best of 3 that round. That's like a 5 on 1d20
>>42165971So, you're saying that everyone can transform into a huge demon when using Berserker Rage?
>>42165892>Except not because she can't control itIt unlocked it for purchase, at which point she will be able to control it, and it will likely lead to further powers and/or improved versions of itself.>she could have also devloped them at a point where victory and loss didn't depend on it.Assuming that such an opportunity ever came up where it was no risk (unlikely), this just means she'll get a different power instead.>Stop trying to make up flimsy justification for being lazy and stupid.Didn't actually vote, I just prefer to look at things positively instead of getting angry and inflicting myself on others.>>42166005Well, Calluna probably can, but she cheats.
>>42165988>You can't see the future anon.I can make predictions based on available information. Running straight to people who have massive amounts of fireball gems and try fighting them in a narrow corridor when they know we are coming thanks to scrying resulting in loss does not require great prophetic ability.>>42166005Kittrane can, its a demonic ability.
>>42166010>It unlocked it for purchaseUnlesy you are going to pretend it wouldn't have been ever again unlocked otherwise, and was such a great ability we couldn't possibly want to buy anything else, that means fucking nothing.>Assuming that such an opportunity ever came upThere is no reason to assume it wouldn't have.
>>42166005Demons can, they got shapeshifting as racial.
>>42166010>Well, Calluna probably canThat isn't a huge demon, technically speaking.
“We go and get them” you say to your team “but first, we block up that door, no point in letting them get behind us.”Evrumine and Syphoebeus pile rocks in front of the secret door and you and Calluna brace poles, pieces of wood, whatever you can find against it, to make opening it as difficult as possible.Then you say to the illusionary wizard “ok, time to call up your demon” he nods and makes the final preparations as you all head down to the mass of orcs.“Are you sure?” Phoebe asks “I mean, charging to meet them head-on sounds like something Evrumine would think of – no offence.”“None taken” says Evrumine, swinging her arms, clearly getting ready for a fight “I think it's a great plan.”“Are those the only fire gems they have?” you ask Phoebe.Phoebe blinks “I don't know” she says “what does that have to...oh wait...”“Yeah” you say “We block up the passage, or hide from the first blast, and they send another bag with a flying spell down to see us, or a teleport some in or whatever. At some point we actually have to go and fight them, this way we do it before one of us gets taken out at a distance, and when we're close up, they can't just drop them all on us.”“Why not?” asks Calluna “they might want to not lose, instead of win.”“Because” you say patiently, as you follow along behind the small horde of orcs “beating us doesn't mean they win, if they wipe us out, and themselves, they still lose.”Calluna thinks about that “I think I get it” she says “but are we still allowed to beat them?”You roll your eyes “that's the plan”.XXX[Area 5]You don't have to go far before you find them. The orcs are headed up the long flight of stairs with a waist-high stone wall, overlooking the river and the rocky shore when you hear shouts from the front.
>>42165988>Your but hurt is coloring your predictions.It managed to be spot on the last time.And back then the argument wasn't "Its worth it for a new power", I was told "Oh no it totally won't make us lose".
You all stop to avoid running into the orcs in front, and you lean out until you can see...four guys in the distance, at the very top of the stairs. They've just come over the first bridge and have engaged the first orcs.You and your team are right at the back, barely out of the doors of the main chamber. Between your two groups is a mass of orcs. At your side is Phoebe's storm elemental, and behind you is the ettin, lumbering along patiently. Evrumine looks at the wall “Not a big drop” she says. True, she could go running over the rocky river-shore to go and fight them, the river is shallow enough to ford through.Phoebe points “how about we send some of the orcs through those rooms at the side” she says “and get them to come around behind them”“Do they know we're here” says Calluna, as the orc archers start drawing their bows, trying to get clear shots at the adventurers, despite the knot of orcs trying to force them back from the top of the stairs “maybe we should wait our turn?” she adds. With the mass of orcs fighting them, and the distance, its hard to see your foes at this range, you'd need to get closer to attack them. Or maybe you could let your orcs do the work?You have plenty of forces, and options available. What's the plan?Orcs>Just keep fighting here>Split up, some stay, others flank>Other (what?)Party and others>Send Ettin forwards>Let Evrumine go forward to fight>All stay back (and use any powers or summons? which?)>Other (what?)
>>42166088>beating us doesn't mean they win, if they wipe us out, and themselves, they still loseAnd we do too, because the team got wiped out.>and they send another bag with a flying spell down to see us, or a teleport some in or whatever.Hardly possible if we blew them all up with their own gems.Cleya should get some more INT she is not very smart.
>>42166102>>Split up, some stay, others flank>Send Ettin forwardsFind the fire bag, try to detonate it with a lightning bolt from Phoebe.
>>42166102>Split up, some stay, others flank>Calluna summons fire elementals to find and detonate the gems while they are distracted in the fighting>Send Ettin forwards
>>42166114>And we do too, because the team got wiped out.Nope wizard still lives so it's a win.>Hardly possible if we blew them all up with their own gems.If we camp out behind the walls, we won't have done that dummy.
>>42166144>Nope wizard still lives so it's a win.Team got wiped ut, it'd be a technical win at best, not something to be proud of for sure.>If we camp out behind the walls, we won't have done that dummy.I'm pretty clearly referring to the votes, where no one had voted for just staying and Cleya didn't even think of the posibility of just using summons to blow them up. Maybe you should invest in developing some reading comprehension dummy.
>>42166144>Nope wizard still lives so it's a win.Or they have fire immunity items and dump them and survive it while we get wreckt.Considering they are rich and well-equipped, expecte to fight a fire demon and lug a round a lot of fire gems, is pretty damn likely.I agree with anons assessment, Cleya really needs to work on that INT.
split the orcsettin goes forwardsand calluna summons fire elementalswriting
>>42166202Is the demon the wizard summons a fire demon? Cause if not your metagaming on their metagaming>>42166182>Team got wiped ut, it'd be a technical win at best, not something to be proud of for sure.By the rues a legit win.>Cleya didn't even think of the posibility of just using summons to blow them up. Because 1-2 summons without support likely won't get the job done.Also you're expecting a kid who's new to this to be a master dungeoneer and meta-gamer. She's smarter than average but she is not Sallazar.
>>42166052I don't think Kittrane can get that one. Her sheet restricts her to physical powers, low-tier mental powers and demonic mutations.
>>42166286>Is the demon the wizard summons a fire demon?No one knows, but Kittrane sure is and she was the main combat threat when they equipped before coming here.>Because 1-2 summons without support likely won't get the job done.Thats why the write-in said to send in the orcs with many fire elementals.>Also you're expecting a kid who's new to this to be a master dungeoneer and meta-gamer. There was no meta-gaming involved and it isn't exactly a marv el of great strategy to conclude blowing up the fire gems would be a good idea. Its reasonably clever at best.
>>42166300>I don't think Kittrane can get that one.But other demons can, which means they can transform into huge demons when raging.Anyway, I'm fairly sure Kittranes thing was more her version of Soul of Light. With the mental influence effect that comes with.
>>42166301>No one knows, but Kittrane sure is and she was the main combat threat when they equipped before coming here.They'd be metagaming on us then. >Thats why the write-in said to send in the orcs with many fire elementals.And it's still unlikely to work without pc support.>There was no meta-gaming involved and it isn't exactly a marv el of great strategy to conclude blowing up the fire gems would be a good idea. Its reasonably clever at best.Not that but your entire, she needs to be smarter cause x y z and is clearly meta. She's newish to dungeoneering and leading, and you're expecting her to act like a seasoned pro and act on things like one. She is not and likely will not be for some time.
>>42166300>I don't think Kittrane can get that one.>Kittrane can take any Demonic Form abilities except Subtle changes
>>42166337>Shapechanging>Restriction: Succubi-demonblooded only
>>42166333>They'd be metagaming on us then.So? That's allowed.
>>42166333>They'd be metagaming on us then....And? Of course they are.>And it's still unlikely to work without pc support.That seems like a farfetched claim to me. The orcs would be more than capable to distract them in melee for them to pull it off.>Not that but your entire, she needs to be smarter cause x y z and is clearly meta.You mean my entire thing I never said?I only said should work on her INT because her deduction is very very faulty and way beneath what one should expect from someone her age with significantly above average intelligence.She is supposed to be the brains of Fel Storm.
>>42166333>and you're expecting her to act like a seasoned pro and act on things like oneExcept not, because none of those things are extremly complex knowledge or require a lot of experience to figure out. Its pretty straightforward logical stuff.Seriously, I don't get why this makes you so upset.
>>42166333>and you're expecting her to act like a seasoned pro and act on things like oneNot him, but you are starting to be unreasonable.>Dudes got a lot of fire gems>blow up fire gems is a good plan>dudes with alot of dangerous fire gems are likely to invest in fire protection so they can use them safely in melee with most of our group being melee focusedIsn't super advanced. Its definitly something you could expect someone like Cleya to figure out. You should remember stats wise she is smarter than you and me.
>>42166353Yeah but how would they know what Kittrane could do? They'd literally have to be cheating metagaming for pic feeds or bribing people for info.>>42166366>That seems like a farfetched claim to me. The orcs would be more than capable to distract them in melee for them to pull it off.They're seasoned, wealthy, they scried us, and if they're super genius metagaming smart like you say they are they would most certainly know the gems would be a prime target.>I only said should work on her INT because her deduction is very very faulty and way beneath what one should expect from someone her age with significantly above average intelligence.>She is supposed to be the brains of Fel Storm.Again you're expecting someone new, without a lot of money or insight to what money can do, anticipating what you're anticipating from past experiences she does not have. It obvious to you, but you've played how many RPg games and have developed a mindset for it. She does not have the mindset for this then, it's something you get from experience.>>42166383Not mad, just annoyed everyone is treating a kid with little experience as someone able to act like Sherlock Holmes with no prompting or prior experience.
>>42166406>and if they're super genius metagaming smartI really don't get your constant hyperbole of intelligence.Using fire protection when one of your most dangerous opponents uses a lot of fire, and you have fire AoE is not super genius smart metagaming.>Again you're expecting someone new, without a lot of money or insight to what money can do, anticipating what you're anticipating from past experiences she does not haveNo, no one does that. It doesn't require anymore experience than knowing fire protection items exist, which she is guaranteed to have given her intense interest in wizardry.
>>42166406>just annoyed everyone is treating a kid with little experience as someone able to act like Sherlock HolmesNo one is. Its incredibly basic logic.
“Stay with us” you tell Evrumine “don't go running off on your own”Evrumine gives you a stubborn look, but stays by you.“Split up and get around behind” you tell the nearest orcs, adding to the ettin “ok, you two, you're up, go get them.”“Go smash now” growls one of the ettins heads as the other just bares its fangs.Calluna starts summoning her fire elementals, waiting until she has a few before sending them forwards. Ahead of you the mass of orcs starts to think out, as some head down the side passage. They might take a while, but eventually they should hit these guys from the rear.Then a series of explosions sound through the cavern, accompanied by bursts of fire. When its over most of the orcs that were pushing forwards, as well as all of the archers, are goneFortunately you and the rest of the party where too far back to be hit by the barrage of fireballs.“Looks like they still have plenty of those gems” says Syphoebeus wryly, as the remaining orcs rush forwards with the ettin, and engage them on the stairs.“Now can we attack?” asks Evrumine, hopping from foot to foot“Look!” says Calluna. You follow her pointed finger to see....a big blur moving along the river shore.You look back at the four adventurers battling your ettin and orcs, are they illusions? Is the blur an invisible person, or people? An illusion?“Calluna” you say quickly “send one of your fire elementals down.”At Callunas command the lone fire elemental streaks away to the blur moving along the river...only to disappear before it can get to them, banished maybe.“Ok, it's them” says Evrumine, hopping up onto the ledge, ready to jump down to face them. At the same time Calluna asks “want me to send the rest?” she has four more elementals, plus Syphoebeus still has hers.
“If we can explode those gems at a distance” you say half to yourself “that might be better.”What do you do about the enemy on the river shore?>Go and fight them on the shore (whole team? Only some?)>Stay back and send the elementals>Have Phoebe dispel the illusion (or invisibility)>Other (what?)And the enemy on the stairs?>The ettin and orcs can handle them>Send help (who?)>Other (what?)
>>42166479>Have Phoebe dispel the illusion (or invisibility)>Stay back and send the elementals>The ettin and orcs can handle them
>>42166479>>Have Phoebe dispel the illusion (or invisibility)>Stay back and send the elementals>The ettin and orcs can handle them
>>42166479>Stay back and send the elementals>Have Phoebe dispel the illusion (or invisibility)>Send help (Calluna Dimension Doors over and tries to blow up the fire gems and hides in her extradimensional space.)
>>42166479Air Walk can be used on targets besides the caster right?>Evrumine and Elementals go fight on the shore>Have Phoebe dispel the illusion (or invisibility)>>42166513Could Calluna hide from the fireball explosions like that?
>>42166541>Air Walk can be used on targets besides the caster right?Yes
>>42166513Calluna can't exit space fully yet, or fast enough to dodge attacks. Says as much on her sheet. It could also be blocked completely by Dimensional Anchor.
>>42166552>Calluna can't exit space fully yetSure, but if she only leaves out a tentacle, it doesn't seem unreasonable to me to rule the damage can't knock her out from just one tentacle being damaged.
DispelLets the elementals handle itorcs + ettin can handle itPlease roll 1d20+2 for Pheobe's dispel attempt, and vote on extra AE used (she has 12 remaining)
Rolled 15 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>421666020
Rolled 9 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>421666022
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>42166602
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>421666024
Rolled 16 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>421666024
>>42166611Dang it anon, you used the wrong modifier.
>>42166690*Looks again*I now hate myself so much.
“Phoebe” you say, “would you mind dispelling that?” you point to the blur.“One dispel, coming up” she says, starting to cast her spell. At the same time you say to Calluna “ok, send in the elementals too, lets make life difficult for them.”Calluna nods and her fire elementals dart forwards, with the storm elemental not far behind.You wait, holding your breath as Syphoebeus completes her spell, there is a small flash of light and....nothing happens, the blur is still there, illusion or invisible attackers, you are unsure.Huh, well maybe the fire elementals will show you if someone is there or not.As the elementals race towards the blur there is a flash of magic, and all of the fire elementals disappear, Calluna hisses in annoyance. Only the storm elemental, moving slower than the others is spared.The blur fades...to reveal three young men. All are dressed in armour.The one in the lightest armour has his hands stretched forth, as if he has just finished casting a spell. One in heavy armour is carrying a sword and shield.One in medium armour has only a shortsword. With their invisibility broken they charge forwards, as the storm elemental moves to attack them. It is blocked by the heavily armed fighter, and the team member with the short sword dodges around the elemental and throws high in the air towards you...a red gem.“Down!” you yell as loudly as you can.It hits nearby and you are all struck by a wash of flame as it explodes. Fortunately, it was a long shot at this range and it wasn't as bad as it might have been.Cleya [HP 5/7]Calluna [HP 3/6]Syphoebeus [HP 9/11]Evrumine [HP 24/29]There are three adventurers below you and some distance away, on the stony beach. And one (maybe) concealed by illusions fighting the orcs and ettin. The fire elementals are gone, and the storm elemental is fighting the largest, most heavily armed of your foes.
“Onwards!” bellows the one fighting the storm elemental “I can handle this.”Actions?Cleya>Spell (what?)>Eye-rays (what?)>Other (what?)Evrumine>Charge >Stay back>Other (what?)Phoebe>Spell (what?)>Charge into combat>Other (what?)Calluna>Spell (what?)>Other (what?)
>>42166852>Spell (what?)Curse the Heavy with the wand>Charge >Spell (what?)Lightning bolt the heavy>Spell (what?)DD block their way
>>42166852Yeah, such a great idea to put ourselves in range of their fire gem use before taking care of those.Cleya>Stoneskin on Evrumine if she doesn't have it yet otherwise Magic Missile on the guy with the short swordEvrumine>ChargePhoebe>Lightningbolt on the Heavily armored oneCalluna>Resist(Fire) on Evrumine
>>42166852>Curse the HA guy>Charge>Lightningbolt the short sword guy>Resist against fire on Evrumine
>>42166852>Curse the Heavy with the wand>Eye-rays (Flame Strike, Flame Strike, Cause Fear and Enfeeblement, all on the heavy)Eyestalks can each do their own thing in addition to our normal action and Flame Strike is half Holy damage, before someone brings up fire resistance.I'm assuming we have Schrodinger's Eyestalks right now instead of just not having any out.>Charge>Lightning Bolt one of them, two if feasible>Resist Fire (Evrumine), before charging
>>42166948>I'm assuming we have Schrodinger's Eyestalks right now instead of just not having any ouI'm ok with this, yes.Pick whatever eyes you want
>>42166948>I'm assuming we have Schrodinger's Eyestalks right now instead of just not having any out.I assumed we had to bring them out first, since we forget them during prep, but if this is accepted adding>Eye-rays (Flame Strike, Flame Strike, Cause Fear and Enfeeblement, all on the heavy)to>>42166910>>42166845
extending vote to 5 mins from now due to eye-ray clarification.
>>42166852add >Eye-rays (Flame Strike, Flame Strike, Cause Fear and Enfeeblement, all on the heavy)to >>42166888
>>42166852>>42166948sounds good, seconding
Curse the Heavy, plus Flamestrikex2, Fear and EnfeeblementChargeLightning Bolt the heavily armoured guyResist fire (Evrumine)Please roll 4d20 forCleya (curse)Cleya (rays)EvrumineSyphoebeusAnd vote for extra Arcane Energy for Syphoebeus LIghtning boltYou can vote for Cleyas eyerays to use extra power as well, but please specify which ones.
Rolled 12, 14, 15, 2 = 43 (4d20)>>42167062
Rolled 3, 3, 2, 1 = 9 (4d20)>>42167062
Rolled 8, 1, 7, 9 = 25 (4d20)>>421670622
-Phoebe hit the armoured guy with lightning- you send via the telepathic bond, no need for shouting orders when your foes are this close-Calluna, protect Evvy from fire, Evvy, go get that guy who just burned us!- With your orders given, you orient your extra eyes on the heavily armoured guy even as you point your wand at him.A storm of magic surrounds him as he is burned, cursed, hit with lightning, weakened and scared.When the flashing pyrotechnics are done he is still standing, just, but he looks hurt, and moves slowly as he fends off the storm elementals assault. Still, all of that should have finished him off, these guys must have some really good magical protections.Calluna casts her spell, protecting Evrumine as she jumps over the low wall and drops to the shore below, before charging forwards. Her foe draws a second sword as he rushes to meet her. He tries to sidestep her initial charge but she manages to catch him with a flailing axe strike, throwing him back.He quickly recovers and starts to dance around Evrumine, making quick, slashing attacks.[Evrumine HP 17/29]Evrumine chases him around, but can't seem to catch him.Your next round of eye-rays suddenly splash against a barrier surrounding you. Reaching out you realise you are captured in a tiny globe of force. You can see the smirking expression of the Westlake spellcaster, as he turns his gaze from you to Syphoebeus.In the distance, the ettin falls with a long, low moan as it hits the ground. Seems your foes might be getting some reinforcements soon, once the orcs are dealt with.The member of Westlake in heavy armour seems unable to hit the storm elemental, but it seems unable to do much to hurt him.
Actions?Cleya>Spell (what?)>Eye-rays (what?)>Other (what?)Evrumine>Charge >Stay back>Other (what?)Phoebe>Spell (what?)>Charge into combat>Other (what?)Calluna>Spell (what?)>Other (what?)FoesAdventurer w/two swords (lightly wounded)Adventurer with heavy armour (wounded, fear, enfeebled)Adventurer with light armour
>>42167292Cleya>Curse on the short sword guy>Eye-rays (Flame Strike, Flame Strike, Cause Fear and Enfeeblement, all on the light armoured one)Evrumine>ChargePhoebe>Dispell the Force Globe around CleyaCalluna>Summon Angel and send it to help the Elemental
>>42167292>Curse on the short sword guy>Eye-rays (Flame Strike, Flame Strike, Cause Fear and Enfeeblement, all on the light armoured one)>Charge>Dispell the Force Globe around Cleya>Cure Minor Wounds Evrumine
>>42167336>>42167381Can't Cleya use her central eye to dispel?
>>42167292>Open your Third Eye and dispel the globe>Wand (Insanity) on the spellcaster>Another round of rays, this time go for the lightly armored guy>Charge the swordsman again>Wait until Cleya's wand attack hits, then geek the mage if it's ineffective, otherwise attack the swordsman>Summon angel (leaning towards Eladrin), have it heal Evrumine>>42167336>Curse: Target suffers a -5 penalty to all d20 rolls and defences, Willpower roll reduces this to 2. Multiple curses do not stack (1 charge)>(1 charge)
>>42167394She canExtending voting time to 5 minutes from now
>>42167397Nevermind, I'm dumb and misread the wand rules.I'd still prefer to use Insanity on the caster instead of cursing the swordsman.
>>42167397>>Curse: Target suffers a -5 penalty to all d20 rolls and defences, Willpower roll reduces this to 2. Multiple curses do not stack (1 charge)>>(1 charge)The Charges refer to how many of the charges of the wand are being consumed.>This wand has 10 charges>>42167394She can, I mistakenly thought about beholder-mages>>42167336change Cleya to>Curse on the short sword guy>Eye-rays (Flame Strike, Flame Strike, Cause Fear and Enfeeblement, all on the light armoured one)>Dispell with Central EyePhoebe>Lightningbolt
>>42167279>Open your Third Eye and dispel the globe>Insanity Spellcaster>Eye-rays (Flame Strike, Flame Strike, Cause Fear and Enfeeblement, all on the light armoured one)>Charge the swordsman again>Lightning the heavy>Cure Minor Wounds Evrumine
>>42167447>The Charges refer to how many of the charges of the wand are being consumed.Yeah, sorry about that, I misread the rules a little.I still think that targeting the caster with something that has a good chance of taking him out of the fight might be a better idea than heaping another blow the guy that's about to get enfeebled and blasted and feared and charged by a minotaur girl, though.
>>42167477>I still think that targeting the caster with something that has a good chance of taking him out of the fight might be a better idea than heaping another blow the guy that's about to get enfeebled and blasted and feared and charged by a minotaur girl, though.I personally pursue the the "I want to be really sure"-school of thought here. But I can see your point.If we get a tie, Pally can feel free to consider my vote changed to Insanity.
The winning options appear to beCurse+eye-rays on the two-swords guy and dispel the globeEvrumine keeps trying to hit himPhoebe uses lightningbolt on the heavy (tied with dispel, breaking tie)Calluna appears to be a tie between angel-summoning, and healing Evrumine, going with angel summoningPlease roll 4d20 and vote on extra AE used for DispellingLightning
>>42167581alteration, insanity on the spellcaster, not cursing the guy with 2 swords
Rolled 14, 13, 2, 12 = 41 (4d20)>>4216758122
Rolled 17, 12, 16, 1 = 46 (4d20)>>421675814
Rolled 12, 20, 12, 2 = 46 (4d20)>>4216758163
First things first, you need to free yourself. You open your largest eye, set high upon your forehead. Normally you need to aim this properly, but with the force globe surrounding you, that isn't needed. You feel the magic of the force spell resisting, albeit briefly, and then it disappears.Now free, you fire magical rays of light at the swordsman dodging Evrumines attacks, even as you aim your wand at the enemy spellcaster, magic erupting towards him.The swordsman is struck by the rays and engulfed in flames, crumpling to his knees, he manages to get he head up just in time to see Evrumines axe coming down towards him.He hits the floor with a thud and is out of the fight.A lightning bolt connects Syphoebeus and the heavily armoured warrior, and he too crashes to the ground, defeated.However it seems the enemy mage managed to resist your spell. Bolt of magical force leap from his hands and slam into Syphoebeus. She has just enough time to give a surprised “ouch...” before she too falls.In the distance the last of the orcs on the stairs falls, and the illusion of an enemy adventuring team rushes down the stairs towards you. In the distance you hear the pounding of feet – the orcs sent to surprise them from behind will arrive soon.Evrumine turns towards the enemy mage, who now faces you all alone. He backs us, before removing from his pockets a double fist-full of red gems.Actions?Cleya>Spell (what?)>Eye-rays (what?)>Other (what?)Evrumine>Attack the mage>Stay back>Other (what?)Calluna>Spell (what?)>Other (what?)FoesAdventurer mage Adventuring 'party' (distant)
>>42167804Cleya>4xFlame Strike SpellcasterEvrumine>Stay backCalluna>Darkness around the spellcaster>Everyone moves from their previous position to a different one after Darkness
>>42167804>CallunaDo your door thing and take that Spellcaster someplace a fair distance away.>Cleya, EvrumineFall back towards the incoming orcs and direct them towards the real adventuring team.
>>42167804>Curse the mage>Have Main eye ready to dispel any tricks he casts>Attack the mage>Spell (what?)DD behind him for a back attack.
>>42167804>Keep the main eye prepared on the mage>Four Flame Strikes, try to detonate the fire gems>Stay back>Prepare to catch fire gems with the magic box>>42167875You realise he just blows up the fire gems if we go into melee with him?
>>42167875>Lets melee the mage with fists full of fireball gems, nothing could go wrong
>>42167804>>42167908Adding>Curse the mageMaybe we can make him fail his athletics roll to throw the gems
>>42167804hey, does casting a dispel on the firegems just dispel their magic or what? if it does dispel their magic, leaving the caster with a handful of inert gems, it might leave him with a wasted turn either throwing useless gems or going WTF at the gems losing power.
>>42167983>hey, does casting a dispel on the firegems just dispel their magic or what?Probably, but even if she can make the dispell check, Dispel Magic is single target. So she can only dispell one gem.
>>42167983Suppresses them, turns them into temporarily inert gems
>>42168011All of those within "sight"?
>>42168044YesHaving real issues tallying these votes, might take a few minutes
>>42168077>YesWell that changes everything.Sorry but changing >>42167908to>Curse>Try to supress the fire gems with your main eye>Four Flame Strikes>Stay back, Charge if the Dispel goes off>Cure Minor Wounds on Evrumine
so it seems to be4xflamestrike (tied, breaking in favour of this)Main eye on mage, ready to dispel if he casts/throws anything (tied, breaking in favour of this)Evrumine stays backCalluna appears to be a 4-way tie, so breaking in favour of Darkness+shift locationsWriting this, but please check my count and understanding of votes.And roll 2d20 for Cleya
Rolled 20, 12 = 32 (2d20)>>42168128
Rolled 6, 20 = 26 (2d20)>>42168128
Rolled 6, 15 = 21 (2d20)>>42168128
Rolled 1, 12 = 13 (2d20)>>42168128Isn't Darkness counter intuitive to prep main-eye, since Cleya can't see when he throws if Calluna uses Darkness?>>42168139>>42168155Well then. Never fucking mind.
>>42168139>>42168155I guess Cleya's got 20/20 vision.
>>42168128How does 4x Flame Strike work? Doesn't it take a action to change the Eye-stalks on its own already?
>>42168171that's a terrible pun anonI wish I'd thought of it first
>>42168200Wait...Shit.Oh well, 2x Flame Strike with Enfeeblement and Cause Fear is still okay and would make fumbling the gems even more likely due to muscle weakness and panic.
>>42168200It does, so rather than 4, you're doing 2
Fire gems supposedly explode when they are affected by fire, you're about to find out if that is true.-Evvy get back- you warn her -This might get dangerous-Evrumine jogs back away from the enemy mage as you fire off both of your flamestrike eye-rays at the spellcaster and-BOOM!You and the others pick yourselves up as the echoes of that slowly die away.In a smouldering crater lies the unconscious body of the enemy mage.“Wow” says Calluna “d'you think the Professor will make me some of those if I ask nicely?”Your rather sardonic reply is interrupted by a an illusionary adventuring party running up towards you all.As you turn to meet this new threat the illusion dissolves to reveal...one very tall, broad guy in full plate, carrying a greatsword, and sweating heavily.“Whew!” he gasps as he pauses, looking around “ah, wow, oh, um...yeah.”He gulps in air and holds a finger up. You look at Calluna, who shrugs.“Ah” he starts to talk, then gasps for air again “just one more minute” he says. In the distance you can see the mass of orcs rushing to meet you all.When he can finally breathe he strikes a pose and says “I'm Igrad, priest of Gatrus. I can see you have bested my compatriots in battle, congratulations! In the spirit of fair competition I ask that I be allowed to face you one at a time rather than all at once. Would you do me the honour of accepting my challenge?”He's dressed in the same sort of rich-looking equipment as the rest of Westlake, but he waits politely for you to make up your mind.Down below you Evrumine yells up “yes! I want to fight him, please can I fight him?!”You and Calluna share another look. Well, Evrumine really wants too...but this guy apparently took down an ettin and a bunch of orcs on his own, maybe you shouldn't be playing fair with him.How do you respond?>Let Evrumine fight him>No (blast him with eye-rays)>Other (what?)
>>42168411>No (blast him with eye-rays)We're the EVIL party, sucker.
>>42168411Eh why not go ahead, and then if it looks like he's winning blast him.
>>42168411>Calluna heals Evrumine up. If she looks like she's losing, hit him with Curse+Fear+Enfeeblement.
>>42168411>Let Evrumine fight himThe Second Evvy loses blast into him full force, Calluna uses the time to loot fireball gems for ammo.
>>42168411>>42168447>>42168457theseMake sure Evrumine is healed though. No reason to not let her try I guess.Pretty sure its a trick though.
>>42168411>Let Evrumine fight him
>>42168411>Agree (lie)>Shoot him in the dickEvil team, baby!
Evrumine gets to fight....with an option to betray if she fails
>>42168612>.with an option to betray if she failsIf she is starting to fail, that is. No reason to let him take put our last fighter.
>>42168612Can we buff her with spells?
>>42168612>"YOU HAVE FAILED ME FOR THE LAST TIME, EVRUMINE!">>42168660Didn't we already buff everyone with the lasting spells like Stoneskin?
>>42168660I'll put that option in the next vote
>>42168676Oh we did didn't we. I feel silly now.
“Sure” you say, to Evrumine you yell out “you're on Evvy, get up here and kick his ass!”“Coming, coming!” she insists as she scrambles up the wall. Meanwhile, you telepathically inform her and Calluna that should she start to fail, or give you the signal...you'll blast him.You make sure Evrumine is healed, and then you step back...XXXYou are Evrumine de la Hydram. Well, not any more, ever since your father...ugh, you don't like to think about that. But you still think of yourself as a de la Hydram, because that's how you were raised.You also try to act like one too. Including observing the rules of honour. As you walk out onto the wooden bridge you think about how Cleya will 'help' if you need it. You push that to the back of your mind, you won't fail, this is your time to shine.You raise your axe and say formally “Who art thee and whyfore hast though challenged me?”You already know his name, but that's what your father taught you to say.His eyes go wide and he nods “I am Novice Igrad, in the service of Gatrus, I challenge you upon this field for victory, and to avenge my fallen comrades.”Then he bows formally and asks “Who art thee, and dost thou accept?”“I am Evrumine de la” you catch yourself, and say more quietly “I am Evrumine, and I accept” and then you bow.The two of you are facing off on a narrow bridge, there's not much room to move here, and the footing is shaky.Your foe is heavily armoured, and whilst you were being healed, he healed himself. He is taller than you and is bulky and heavy set.What tactics are you going to use?>Strength (rush forwards and overwhelm him)>Toughness (soak up hits and attack whilst his defences are down)>Intelligence (outwit him)>Other (what?)Optional>Signal Cleya to blast him>Ask allies to cast spells (what?)
>>42168899>>Strength (rush forwards and overwhelm him)>Stoneskin
>>42168899>Strength (rush forwards and overwhelm him)Evrumine stronk!
>Intelligence (outwit him)Cut down the bridge
>>42168899>Strength (rush forwards and overwhelm him)
Strength it is, please roll 1d20+2
Rolled 10 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>42169131
Rolled 3 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>42169131
Rolled 9 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>42169131Don't channel my damage dice.
Rolled 20 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>42169131
>>42169194Anon, you got the mod wrong again.
>>42169266Does this count?
>>42169314It was the third roll with a legal modifier, so yes.
>>42169270Considering >>42169266I don't regret it
Charging into things never fails! Well, except that time the Professor trapped you in an bubble spell. And that time Chame bet that you couldn't break a hole in the wall with your head, and that time you....Well, maybe it might have been good to think about this, but too late, you're charging!Igrad sets himself to receive your charge, clearly confident that you can't move him. You bat his sword away with your axe and slam into him, sending him stumbling back off the bridge and on to solid ground. He's barely manages to defend himself as you hit him again and again, leaving big dents in his armour. You drive him back until his back is against the wall, then you hear him muttering something and his counter attack is a lot faster and harder than you expect, forcing you to step back.As you continue to trade blows you realise he has gotten stronger and faster, ugh, magic, he must be cheating somehow. Still, he's pretty badly beaten, you want to win this, your way.You know you can always rely on your friends if you need them. But you're tired of feeling like you depend on them, and you need to succeed at this adventuring. More than succeed, you need to be the best! You won't lose!What tactics are you going to use?>Strength (keep pushing him back)>Toughness (soak up hits and attack whilst his defences are down)>Intelligence (outwit him)>Other (what?)Optional>Signal Cleya to blast him>Ask allies to cast spells (what?)
>>42169499>Strength (keep pushing him back)Evrumine stronk2
>>42169499>Toughness (soak up hits and attack whilst his defences are down)
looks like you'll be toughing it out.Please roll 1d20+2
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>42169690
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>42169690
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>42169690
You need to wait until his boost in strength has worn off. You fight more defensively, trying to wait it out and look for holes in his defences. He attacks with such speed and aggression you barely get a chance to counter him/ As he batters at you, you wonder if this is a good idea[HP 23/29]because[20/29]he[18/29]hits[16/29]really[13/29]hard[10/29]ouch!The last flurry of attacks have thrown you about and back you up...but not to bridge, instead to the edge of small plaza you've been fighting on. You can feel the stones of the small wall pressing into your rear as the two of you lock weapons, and he tries to force you further back...over the ledge and down into the river.The two of you strain against one another, muscle against muscle, neither one giving in.“Submit” he growls “and I will spare...you...further...humiliation....” He's sweating heavily again, and you hoped his strength has run out, but it hasn't.You're hurt, and about to be tossed into the water, maybe surrender is the best option? No! You remember why you're fighting, a cause you will never give up on, something you can't give up! No matter the pain or humiliation.What do you do?>Throw him back (Strength)>Wait him out (Constitution)>Surrender>Other (what?)
>>42169880>Throw him back (Strength)Punch him in the dick or something? C'mon girl, you're the strongest.
>>42169880>Throw him back (Strength)
>>42169880>Throw him back (Strength)?Move to the side and use his momentum to throw him over the edge.
>>42169880We have wings he doesn't, throw him over the edge.
>>42169978Evrumine has wings?
>>42170032...damn I thought we were the blue dragon not the minotaur for some reason. Eh we can bluff it.
Rolled 18 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>42170098
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>42170098
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>42170098Dice>>42170154We're safe
Rolled 12 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>42170098
You feel you feet start to leave the ground, and you bend backwards. Maybe this is it, this is as far as you can come, your friends need to carry you everywhere and you'll never be as smart as them, as pretty as them. Even the one thing you're good at – being big and strong and a fighter, well, clearly you're not very good at that either...You remember the day your father took your name from you, the look he gave you, filled with such...disappointment. He said you weren't worth his name, that you were worthless, you deserved that look.But...you also remember the looks your friends gave you: Chame, Cleya, Calluna, Phoebe, Kittrane, Nevyn, all the girls at the club, they don't think you're worthless! If you can't find a way to win for yourself, maybe you can find a way to win for them!You only have a single toe touching the ground now, but you glare back at Igrid and brace yourself, reaching deep within for reserves you didn't know you had.You push him hard, until finally he takes a step back and you regain your footing. You're angry now: angry at him, angry at yourself, so angry.[Rage 1 gained]You throw him back and bring your axe around, slamming it into him. His strength isn't gone though, nor his speed, and he hits you again and again. But you're tough too, too tough for him.[Pride of Minos 2 gained]Each time he hits out at you, you swing back, slamming your axe into him again and again, unrelenting, until finally he falls. You raise your axe overhead and bellow your anger, and pride, and victory to the heavens![Wrath of Minos 1 gained]With the bout over you slump in exhaustion. Your cause, your reason for fighting, it seems so distant, so fa- not close you correct yourself. You have a long way to go before you're the best at adventuring.As Cleya and Calluna approach, you haul yourself upright.“Are you ok?” asks Cleya
You nod “Oui, je vais bien” you say, slipping back into your natural Torrow dialect.“Uh...” says Cleya, then you remember what you just said.“I'm fine” you say “I'm fine...”“That was amazing!” says Calluna “I didn't know you could do that!”Overhead a loud bell signals your teams victory.“Me either” you say, as you take a faltering step. Maybe, just maybe you can do this, maybe you can become the best adventurer in the Junior League.And if you do, maybe your father will love you again, and you won't be worthless any more.XXXYou are Janrael, Angel Soulborn and team leader of the as-yet-unnamed Good Team of Egwen Girls School. You are entering your first dungeon alongside your team of Safire, Phaysis and Anlanesa. Before you is a large set of double doors, the entrance to the dungeon.“Are we ready?” asks Phaysis. That's a good question. From the other side you can hear goblin-like voices chattering.“We should go in quietly I think” suggests Safire, well, quietly.Anlanesa shakes her head “rush in” she says “if we go slow they'll be ready, and there might not be any good places to hide.”What's the plan?>Steady, slow and cautious>Charge!>Cast spells/other preparations (what?)>Other (what?)
>>42170644>Charge!Wooo, Evrumine is a beast. Now time for the other best half of the club.
>>42170644>Steady, slow and cautious
>>42170644>>Steady, slow and cautiousGood shit Evrumine
>>42170644>Steady, slow and cautious>Use Magic Circle Against Evil for everyone
>>42170644>Cast spells/other preparations (Safire casts Stoneskin on everybody, Arcane Sight and Magic Circle against Evil on Janrael, assuming the former lasts for a meaningful amount of time)
>>42170745glad someone liked itok, slow and cautious and going with spells as per >>42170786writing
“Spells first” you say, casting a protection spell as Safire does the same, and also casts one allowing her to see magical auras.Ahead you can sense a number of evil creatures, ten, twenty? It's hard to say.“We go slow” you decide “No point in rushing into traps, or things we can't handle.The four of you: the angel, the nightmare (n her centaur form), the ice elemental and the gem elemental, all wander carefully through the doors and come around a corner into a goblins nest!But whilst some goblins are peaceful, these definitely are not!Seventeen of the small brutes turn to glare at you, some wandering around, some gathered around a fire, others sat on a walkway that goes part way around the room. Many grab small curved swords, others grab bows. One stood at the back, raises some wird looking staff with feathers on it, oh that's ok, some sort of goblin shaman. The Professor says they're mostly useless.“Janrael, Phaysis, follow me” says Anlanesa, starting forwards “Safire stay at the back.”You freeze, wait, is Anlanesa taking over?Safire and Phaysis look back and forth between the two of you. Anlanesa stops suddenly, turns to you and grins sheepishly “uh, sorry, Jan, what should we do?”What is the plan?Janrael>Attack (who?)>Spell (what?)>Other (what?)Anlanesa>Attack (who?)>Spell (what?)>Other (what?)Phaysis>Attack (who?)>Other (what?)Safire>Attack (who?)>Spell (what?)>Other (what?)Foes12 Goblin Warriors4 Goblin Archers1 Goblin Shaman
>>42171019Janrael>Attack (Fly over the warriors to attak the archers)Anlanesa>Go Ice Giant and attack the WarriorsPhaysis>Attack the Shaman with the bowSafire>Magic Missile against Archer
>>42171019Anlanesa, you cheeky brat.Phaysis>Charge the ShamanEveryone else>Attack
>>42171019>Attack (Shaman)>Go ice giant and Attack (Warriors)>Attack (Archers) with bow>Spell (Magic Missile on one of he archer)
4d20 for actions in order.Plus vote on extra AE for Safire to use please.
Rolled 18, 1, 2, 4 = 25 (4d20)>>421712305
Rolled 12, 16, 14, 5 = 47 (4d20)>>42171230
Rolled 19, 18, 3, 12 = 52 (4d20)>>421712302
Rolled 13, 13, 19, 15 = 60 (4d20)>>421712300
You take flight and glide over the goblins, drawing your sword hilt and igniting the blade of glowing gold/white energy as you do so.As you land next to the shaman, he brandishes his feathered staff and the feeling of evil intensifies as a green bolt of energy erupts from it and...stops before it even gets to you. Wow, seems like your circle of protection really is working well.You swipe your blade through the shaman, cutting him into two pieces, you instantly feel sorry for the poor creature, but before you can apologise for killing him, it dissolves into mud, oh yes, these things aren't real.As you glide past her, Anlanesa grows in height. From the sounds behind you, she is getting stuck into the goblin fighters.Off to one side you hear a scream as a goblin topples back, and arrow in its back. Two more are dropped by flashes of light as Safires spell hits them.A goblin arrow bounces off your armour, and you don't hear any screams of pain, so you think the other girls are ok.Turning you see warriors mobbing...all of them. Hacking at them with their swords. Anlanesa and Phaysis are handling it easily, but Safire is holding up her hands in front of her face and flinching with every strike, even though it seems the goblins simply can't hurt her.Janrael [HP 28/28, AE 22/24]>Attack (who?)>Spell (what?)>Other (what?)Anlanesa [HP 7/7, AE 10/10]>Attack (who?)>Spell (what?)>Other (what?)Phaysis [HP 22/22]>Attack (who?)>Other (what?)Safire [HP 5/5, AE 16/21]>Attack (who?)>Spell (what?)>Other (what?)Foes10 Goblin Warriors1 Goblin Archer
>>42171636They're pushovers now.And safire, stop being criminally cute during battle.
>>42171562Janrael [HP 28/28, AE 22/24]>Attack WarriorsAnlanesa [HP 7/7, AE 10/10]>Attack WarriorsPhaysis [HP 22/22]>Attack ArcherSafire [HP 5/5, AE 16/21]>Attack Warriors
>>42171562>Attack the ones being bullies>Attack>Attack>Attack
Ok, so just mucking in, with Janrael going for the archer4d20 please>>42171685>Safire has been arrested for being criminall cute during a fight!What would the sentence even be?
Rolled 8, 3, 12, 18 = 41 (4d20)>>42171828
Rolled 14, 17, 12, 3 = 46 (4d20)>>42171828Pat her down in search of more cute and test her reactions for any more illegal cuteness.
Rolled 15, 2, 9, 1 = 27 (4d20)>>42171828
Rolled 3, 6, 16, 4 = 29 (4d20)>>42171828
You try to think of something uplifting and inspiring to shout as you launch yourself into the air again and fly towards the last goblin archer.Unfortunately, without a name, you can't think of any good thematic battle cries and “For the Good Girls!” just sounds like some sort of weird dating advice given to young men.Instead you just cut that goblin in half and then return to help the others.Anlanesa and Phaysis act like professionals, Anlanesa pulping a goblin with every punch and Phaysis is a whirling frenzy of spear and hoof.Safire however...Every time a goblin hits her with his sword she whimpers and flinches. You land beside her and cut one of her attackers in half.“Hit them!” you suggest, as you cut a goblins sword to pieces.“I don't want to hurt them!” she wails.“It's ok” you say, as you slice another goblins head off “They're not real, c'mon Saffi, you can do this, I know you can!”With you standing beside her, Safire finally launches a rather...inept punch at the last goblin standing. Still, with her strength, and hitting it with a fist made of rock, it drops to the ground unmoving, and then starts to dissolve.“I'm sorry” Safire says, biting her fingers in anguish “I didn't mean to.”You exchange looks with Phaysis and Anlanesa, maybe this isn't Safire's thing?Anlanesa leans in and whispers, her cold breath making the hair on your neck stand on end “I think she's just scared, maybe one of us should look after her?”You look at Phaysis, who sighs and says “must she ride me? Really?”Whilst you consider what to do, you explore this hall. If she leaves, you can't substitute a new person now.There are two paths open to you. One straight ahead, clearly the main route for this dungeon, and a small passage off to one side, there could be traps there, or treasure, or maybe a shorter route to the end?
What do you do?About Safire>Give her a pep talk>She can ride Phaysis>You'll look after her>Ask Anlanesa to look out for her>Ask for her to be excused from the match>Other (what?)About the Route>Straight ahead>Side passage>Other (what?)
>>42172230>Give her a pep talk>You'll look after her>Side passage
>>42172230>Give her a pep talkIf Phaysis agrees>She can ride PhaysisOtherwise>You'll look after her>Side passage
>>42172230This works for me>>42172256I just realized this entire team is magical except for Phaysis, we may need more martial girls in this one.
>>42172230>Give her a pep talk>You'll look after her>Side passage>>42172304Anlanesa is martial/magical and Janrael is pretty capable in close range as well.
>>42172304>I just realized this entire team is magical except for Phaysis, we may need more martial girls in this one.The entire team is actually gishes with varying degrees of focus in one or the other direction.
>>42172325>>42172342Yeah you're right, so is Janrael technically a battle wizard then?
please roll 1d20+2 fellowship for talking about peps
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>42172446
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>42172446
Rolled 11 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>42172446
Taking care of your team is what a leader does. You put an arm around the smaller girls shoulders and hug her “it's ok” you reassure her, as she apologises to you, and to Phaysis and Anlanesa for letting them down.“Look just...” you struggle for the right words “um, I know you like to read, I think I saw you reading Stars of Ynusa the other day in class right?”Safire gives you a slightly puzzled look “Um, I had all my work done, so the teacher said it was ok...”“You know Kalier right?” you ask her, she nods.“Well when Kalier was in the Tower of Screams he kept going even though he was terrified” you say “so I figured, maybe you should try to be like him? I know its scary, but I know you can do this.”Safire nods slowly.“And even if you can't” you add, leaning down “just remember, this is just a game, and anyone that hurts you is going to get a beating from me, ok?”“k” says Safire in a quiet voice. You give her a squeeze and add “so just stick close.”With Safire at your side, and the others behind you, you head for the side passage, maybe there will be something useful in here?Behind you, you hear Phaysis ask Anlanesa “What's the Star of Ynusa about?”“Oh its a smutty romance novel” says Anlanesa “Big muscular paladin rescues corrupt noblewoman seeking redemption.”There's a pause, then Phaysis says “now you're just messing with me, no way would they read something like that”Your face burns as Anlanesa says “If you don't believe me, check it out from the library, pages 137 and 271 are where the good stuff starts, I heard Jan had those bookmarked specially-”“Quiet!” you say “there could be monsters ahead!”In silence you explore a couple of rooms with noting of interest in them. But in the last one, you find a dwarf chained to the wall.
You sliced through the barred door with ease, but then you paused. Phaysis steps forward to help as the dwarf gives you a suspicious look...and Safire hides behind you. Maybe she can sense it too, this dwarf is evil...“Wait” you say, pulling Phaysis back, to the dwarf you say “how did you get captured sir?”The Dwarf groans and rattles his chains “ah a terrible tale” he says “if you free me, I'll tell you and...” he licks his lips “tell you of a secret passage that will take you closer to your goal.”Hmmm...“What are you waiting for?” asks Anlanesa “let's free him and go”Safire keeps you between her and the dwarf as Phaysis looks to you for orders.What do you do?>Free the dwarf>Leave him here>Ask for his story, then you'll decide>Other (what?)
>>42172879>Ask for his story, then you'll decidegood=/=dumb
>>42172879>Smite the dwarfNothing else to do here folks
>>42172879>Ask for his story, then you'll decide>DETECT EVIL
>>42172909>Good team>Smiting Potential innocent.really?
>>42172956>DETECT EVILHe is definately evil.Sorry it wasn't more clear in the text, but this guy is radiating strong evil.
>>42172879>Ask for his story, then you'll decide>>42172968He is evil, obviously that means he needs to die.
Please roll 1d20+2 for the thing
Rolled 11 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>42173182dice>>42173077Kittrane pings as evil too anon, so do a lot of soulborn.
Rolled 20 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>42173182
Rolled 10 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>42173182>>42173195I know....
Rolled 16 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>42173182
>>42173199Based Jan is in the building, also why is she reading my mother's romance novels? You hit too on the head Pally
“Let's hear the tale first” you say, motioning for Anlanesa to stay back.The dwarf looks uncomfortable “Ah well, see young miss” he says “Dwarf clans are a close-knit group: upset one, and they all will turn on you. I upset a powerful man, and I was cast out. My name is Gudrul, and I am a trader, and with no dwarves willing to buy my wares, I had to trade as I could...including with goblins. I can't say why they decided to capture me after trading with me for several seasons, but they did.”“See, a trader” says Phaysis “that explains it.”But something doesn't seem right...“What do you trade?” You as casually.He looks even shiftier “Oh a bit of this and that, food, clothes, all sorts really.”Now you're definitely suspicious “Why not trade in human lands?” you ask “surely that's safer than trading with goblins, who aren't very friendly to dwarves at the best of times.”He looks around rapidly and then slumps, sighing “you're a clever girl” he grumbles “well the reason is...most humans won't buy slaves.”“Slaves?” you ask, recoiling in disgust“Aye slaves” he says with a leer “Why fine young specimens such as yourselves would fetch five hundred gold apeice on the orcs slave blocks, o'course orcs won't trade with dwarves, they'd kill them, so we used the goblins for middlemen.”“That's why you were banished” says Anlanesa, her desire to free him now gone “you got caught selling people.”“Aye tis true, tis true” admits the dwarf “was a profitable business, work slaves, domestic slaves” he leers at you again “entertainment slaves, food slaves, magical component slaves-”Safire gives a strangled yelp and hugs you from behind, burying her face in your wing.
Phaysis looks down at the dwarf, anger plain on her face “I think” she says, pointing her spear at him “we can do without the secret passage after all.”“No, No!” says the dwarf “morals is one thing, but let me go and I'll tell you of a secret way to the wizards lair: you can sneak up on him and catch him unaware, a guaranteed win! If you'll just let me go.”You exchange a troubled look with the others. Phaysis shakes her head. Anlanesa looks unhappy, and just shrugs.What do you do?>Free him>Leave him here to rot>Other (what?)
>>42173627>Leave him here to rot
>>42173627Free one of his chains, leave him with a tool. Make a bet with him- if he can free himself before we kill the wizard he can leave, but if he doesn't we'll bring him to the authorities straight away
>>42173627>>Other (what?)Tell Phaysis to smite him
>>42173627>>You'll tell us because otherwise the goblins will leave you to starve since we're going to wreck this place. After we're done we'll take you to a jail so you can be judged.
>>42173627>>Leave him here to rot
>>42173627>Free him>But then smite him after he tells the secret
CLARIFYING THAT THIS FUCKER ISN'T REAL
>>42173676Seconding, its a good compromise in the moral stakes of things.
>>42173627>Leave him here to rotI'm pretty sure we can get penalized for being OOC in the dungeon. So its either this or taking him to the authorities or something.
rot it is.Next update will be last update, next thread is tomorrow, same time
>>42173930thanks for running Pally!
You back away from the dwarf, moving slowly so you don't trip over Safire.“I can't conceive of the right punishment for you” you say “I only hope that spending the rest of your life in chains is the right one”To the girls you say “lets go, there's nothing for us here.”XXXOutside Anlanesa says “that passage might have been useful”“Not that that price” you say as you continue onwards. Ahead you can sense more evil presences. Good, Safire is walking so close to you that she keeps bumping into you, still shaken up from your encounter with the slaver. Hitting something right now is exactly what you need...From Phaysis scowl, she seems to feel the same way.XXXThank you for playing, I hope you had fun.For your actions today you have gained 5XP and the club has gained 12XP.Next thread will be in 14 hours.
>>42173725Yet we play our part as a GOOD team in the hope of points.
>>42174103Thanks for running!
>>42174103Thank's for running boss, once again that romance novel thing was right on the nose.
>>42174103Thanks for running Pally.
>>42174103Pally you where awesome as always.
Thanks again for playing, glad you liked it.>>42174188in a good way or bad way
>>42174241In "That's exactly like one of the books my mother reads way." You scared me with that description, then I laughed my ass of
>>42174341Common elements in romance fiction I suspect.Not that I read that sort of thing...
I have an idea.Why don't we rename Good Girls to Best Girls
>>42174403end of thread topicName suggestions for the good team anyone?Team Purity[Something] CrusadersGood GirlsExtraplanar Heroesetc
>>42174370Of course Pally of course
>>42174439Well, mine is >>42174403 of course.
>>42174439Light StarsThe Maidens (or varients thereof, Iron maiden anyone?)Team serenity / Sanctuary
>>42174439>The Boondock Saints.
>>42174439>>42174493Maybe we could do something similar to fell-storm, like a similar name but the good version.
>>42174439Silver Linings?White Dawn?Hallowfeather?Glimmerstorm?
>>42174439The Majesties Maidens?Storm of Light?Batman?Hevens harlots?Blessed Babes?
>>42174610>not Virgins of SallazarStep it up Chame.
>>42174610Shut up Chame
>>42174600Glimmerstorm has a ring to it, but makes me think of fey and fairys.
>>42174439I like Best girls Blessed babesThe Boondock saints
>>42174600>white dawnOy veeeeeeey
>>42174439Good Girls?Devine Delvers?Sainty Spelunkers?
>>42174577I actually really like this
>>42175253Divine Delvers is good
>>42174439Benevolent Bitches?Something something light side something something complete?Hopes heros?Happy nice people? (Imagin having to tell your school you lost to a team with that name)
>>42175545Happy nice people? (Imagin having to tell your school you lost to a team with that name)I like it only for that reasoning
>>42174439Janrael's Justice? Yes I know Chime would want Janraels Jugs.
>>42175724I'll admit that's the only thing it's got going for it but I felt we needed a how could you lose to something called that option. This is why you should name your weapon of last resort the pink and fluffy.
>>42174439Top Left reference to position of Lawful Good on the grid
>>42174439Kindness.You know, cause you're supposed to kill people with it.