A fantasy RPG
Previous Episodeshttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=seeker+questYou contemplate a plan to defeat the orc and his allegedly trap filled lair.>"Odds are good that It's going to be a deathtrap showcase down there. Hang on, I have an idea..."You instruct Salaman to summon several scorpions to sweep the cave entrance for traps. They attempt to fulfil this task by walking on all available space on the floor. They trigger several metal leg-hold traps.A scorpion walks through some sort of trip wire causing a pile of metal junk to fall from the roof causing a cacophony. The noise echos down the cave...Salaman: "Not my fault"You can use a tent, oil flask, and torch to try and smoke the orc out of his lair. Assuming there are no holes for the air to escape and that the orc is home right now.Given the noise that just occurred he may already be on his way.>Quickly search the cave entrance for any more traps (spot ???%)>Wait outside the cave>Smoke em out>Back off, and come back later>write in
>>2137224> Smoke em outMaybe use a lvl 2 summon to remotely set up the bonfire instead of going in ourselves...> Hide nearby and monitor the cave entrance
>>2137266Salaman summons a pair of Salamites. They proceed to cover the cave's mouth and build a bonfire.You and your party hide outside the cave. You can't see what's happening. You hear the sound of a bolt whizzing throught the air and the noise made by Salamites when they're defeated.>Take down the cover and charge in>Take down the cover and try to parlay>Remain outside and take the opportunity to cast Protection from Arrows on someone (Abjuration 80%)>write in
>>2137399>Remain outside and take the opportunity to cast Protection from Arrows on someone (Abjuration 80%)Cast it on ourselves.> Have Alina cast shield on us
>>2137426(Normally I'd ask the players to roll for the Protection from Arrows spell but these updates have been taking forever)You cast Protection from Arrows on yourself.Alina tries to cast shield on you but it fails.Alina: "Oh no! wait, let me try again"But there's no time. You hear the second Salamite drop. A few moments later an axe hacks through the fabric and the orc steps out. And glares at all of you."Four humans... Good, me low on meat."Salaman: "You can count to four? Impressive for an orc">You are now in combat>You have 40/40 hpQueue your next 4 actions >Attack (42%)>Power Attack (-18%)>Flurry (-18%)>Called Shot >Inventory>Spell>write in
>>2137540> Salaman restrict his movement by surrounding him with multiple lvl 1 summons, then use acid splash to deteriorate his armor> Alina cast shield on Ulric and Christof, then fire 5 poison arrows at the orc then switch to regular arrows> Ulric look for an opportunity to circle around behind him, then begin hacking away at his arms and legs...Christof:> Attack (x4)
>>2137540Ah dicknuts. 1. Cast shield self2. Shield Ulric 3. Attack4. Attack Have Salaman bring up more Salamites in case we end up deciding to pull out, Alina should be using those poison arrows.
Also unrelated but what does the Yin Yang wand do?
>>2137570You don't know what it does, a magic shop keeper or an identify spell would tell you. Or you could just swish a flick and see if it does anything.
>>2137574Well, guess we'll find out right before we die. Or next time we see the witch.
>>2137566>>2137568You issue some quick orders to your team.Alina casts Shield on youYou cast Shield on UlricSalaman casts Summon Monster II, conjuring 2 scorpionsUlric makes a called shot on the orc's arm but is deflected by the shieldUlric attacks with his second sword but missesThe orc chooses not to attack, but focuses on defending and walks backwards into his cave>queued actions cancelledHe's retreating into the darkness. The fire has been extinguished. He appears to be preparing to swap to his crossbow>You are in combat>You have 40/40 hpQueue your next 4 actions >Attack (42%)>Power Attack (-18%)>Flurry (-18%)>Called Shot >Inventory>Spell>write in
>>2137644Get out of his line of sight and try to talk to him. >Why are you here? What do you want from the innocent people of this region? Is it literally just meat? >We have apples, do you want apples? >Your haiku was wrong, by the way.
>>2137644Also if we end up fighting again... >signature move, attack x4
>>2137644> SalamanCast grease on the ground where the orc is standing, then cast acid splash on the orc...> ScorpionsGet behind the orc, stop it from retreating further into the cave...> AlinaFire five poison arrows at the orc, then swap over the regular arrows...> UlricPlace yourself in between Alina and the Orc. Block any bolts he fires at her, either with your swords or your body......> ChristofPosition yourself between Salaman and the orc. Cast protection from arrows on Ulric. Block any bolts the orc fires at Salaman, either with your hammer or your body...
>>2137694changing combat actions to this sort of, Ulric and Christof can stay out of sight but cast protection from arrows on all 3 party members. If we have an action left over talk to the orc.
>>2137700you can talk as a free action at any time during the fight
>>2137686>>2137694Alina shoots a poison arrow hitting him for 9 damage, and poisoning himYou cast protection from arrows on Ulric, and then move infront of SalamanSalaman casts grease, the slippery liquid covers the floor around the orcUlric moves in front of AlinaUlric: "I'll protect you!"The scorpions slowly creep across the grease and move into melee range.Orc puts away his axe and draws is orcish crossbow>"Why are you here? What do you want from the innocent people of this region? Is it literally just meat?""Me here cos new orc chief is stupid. Home no fun anymore. Now me live alone. Humans send warriors to amuse me"Alina missesSalaman casts acid splash but misses very badlyScorpion missesScorpion gets a critical snip on the orc for 3 damage>"We have apples, do you want apples?" "Me strip apples from corpse!"Orc shoots Ulric and deals a critical hit! blowing through his defences (and ribcage) Ulric takes 36 damage knocking him off his feetAlina missesSalaman missesAlina: "Try aiming *at* him Salaman"Salaman: "Isn't this your specialisation? What's your excuse?"Ulric stands up.Scorpion hits orc for 2 damageScorpion hits orc for 1 damageOrc reloads his crossbow>"Your haiku was wrong, by the way""Me make use of artistic license to alter pronunciation"Alina missesSalaman missesScorpion missesScorpion missesThe orc shoots another bolt at Ulric scoring a critical hit! devastating him for 20 damage and instantly knocking him down. Ulric's hp is reduced to 0 and he falls unconcious.Alina: "Ulric! No!""Hahaha! who you hide behind now?"
>>2137920Pull a torch and hurl it into the grease, seems like it's too dark in there to shoot the orc right now. Salaman should cover us by throwing in summons as fast as he can and Alina keeps shooting, then >Attack>Attack>Attack
>>2137920> SalamanCast obscuring mist around the orc in order to make it harder for him to land hits. Conjure some more summons, as many as you can...> SummonsEngage the orc from all sides. Cluster more towards the cave mouth to stop him from retreating...> AlinaPull Ulric out of combat range and use a potion on him, then return and fire standard arrows at the orc through the cloud of fog engulfing him......> ChristofSaturate a tent with oil (Combine Oil flask + 1-man tent)...Hurl the oiled up tent over the orc...Throw lit torch at the ensnared orc...Engage the burning orc in melee...
>>2137968ThisI don't actually think we should fight him h2h. If his crossbow hits that hard, I actually don't want to see how hard he can swing an axe.
>>2137974Mhm. Even if Ulric didn't have two holes in his chest, I wouldn't feel confident attacking him in a direct fight...We need to use unconventional tactics to restrict his range of movement, reduce his armor, lower his accuracy, or induce status effects before engaging him...
>>2137990That's why I wanted that witch with us. Oh well.
>>2137968Oh shit nigger this is great, our other signature moves combined. Fully supporting
>>2137968Alina drags Ulric out of the cave and pours a healing potion over his face, stabilising him.Salaman casts obscuring mist on the orc the last thing you see before the mist completely envelops him, is the reloading and holstering of his crossbow.You take the shredden tent, an oil flask, and torch and throw the flaming fabric into the mist. You briefly hear a howl and flapping fabric.You can't see what the scorpions are doing.Alina fires blindy into the mist while Salaman continuosly sends in salamites. The mist clears, revealing the orc has taken lots of minor hits since last round but is still in fighting condition. All the salamites and scorpions are dead. The grease has faded away.The orc is wielding his axe right now and has taken a moment to catch his breath. But he seems to be staring down the source of the summoned creatures: Salaman.>You are in combat>You have 40/40 hpQueue your next 4 actions >Attack (42%)>Power Attack (-18%)>Flurry (-18%)>Called Shot >Inventory>Spell>write in
>>2138034Have Salaman use a flight scroll, so when the orc comes over he can flee. When he gets close enough, use a oil flask + torch to properly set this fucker on fire. Need to soak him in oil, then torch.Keep distance while Alina lands more poison arrows.While Salaman's in the air, have him carpet bomb the orc with summons.
>>2138034>>2138057This sounds good, burn him and keep tiring him out. Be ready to attack him if the opportunity presents itself but otherwise protect Alina.
The orc rushes Salaman, but he uses the scroll of flight and levitates into the air and out of range.You throw a torch and oil flask, some of the flames stick to him for a bit doing 6 damage.Alina ignores your order to use more poison arrows and starts dragging Ulric's body further from the battle.The orc power attacks you with the axe but you evadeYou swing your hammer, it bonks off his shieldA salamite falls from the sky next to youThe orc power attacks the salamite and achieves a critical hit dealing a walloping 98 damage the salamite does not surviveYou try to avenge but his shield remains in the wayAlina fires an arrow and she gets a critical hit inflicting 30 damage and knocking the orc down. The orc's poison level increases.Orc: "OOF! lucky shot"A salamite falls from the skyThe orc stands upYou bash him for 11 damageAlina's arrow is deflected by the shieldSalamite slashes the orc for 6 damageA salamite falls from the skyYou hit the orc for 12 damageThe orc drops his axe and shield and falls over backwards. The salamites stop attacking."Ugh, hahaha. Me die like real orc. like warrior!"He draws a dagger and weakly starts trying to hit you with it>Finish him off>"Any last words?">"Tell me why the orc clans to the north have been acting strangely">write in
>>2138242>The orc power attacks the salamite and achieves a critical hit dealing a walloping 98 damage the salamite does not surviveholy SHIT thank god that was not us>"Any last words?"I'm guessing the new orc chief took over and he had BIG PLANS.>Finish him off
>>2138242> "Ugh, hahaha. Me die like real orc. like warrior!"...> Christof leans in close.> "No. You won't."> Christof brings his hammer down hard on the orc's hands and feet. He strikes again and again, mangling them to the point where he is confident that they will never function again.> "We're taking this one back alive. He will be incarcerated for the rest of his natural life as penitence for his crimes."> "How is Ulric doing?"
>>2138279>>2138283whew~May need a tie breaker here
>>2138242>He draws a dagger and weakly starts trying to hit you with it>>2138279>> "Ugh, hahaha. Me die like real orc. like warrior!">...>> Christof leans in close.>> "No. You won't.">> Christof brings his hammer down hard on the orc's hands and feet. He strikes again and again, mangling them to the point where he is confident that they will never function again.This.Smash that dagger hand first, then at least his other hand, interrogate him, bind him, then risk taking our attention off him.Either don't crush his feet or kill him after interrogating him.Ulric's down and we aren't carrying that orc anywhere.
>>2138289To clarify, I want to ensure those hands aren't a risk and get the orc in a position where he will want to talk rather than just insult us before happily dying.I don't want Christof maiming and crippling in edginess.
>>2138295>Orc has info on serious threat.>Orc happy to die.>Orc waving dagger around and got a FRELLING 98 crit.That dagger hand is getting smashed.His happy mood too, if possible.
Also, for Boromir.
>>2138291>"No. You won't."You brutalise the orcs dagger hands and feet."Stupid human, just finish me"You tie him to a tree.>"Before I finish you I want you to answer questions""Fine, me answer questions, then me die">"Who is the orc leader?">"Who are you?">"Are all orcs as strong as you?">"Are all orcs as weak as you?">"Got anything good in your lair?">"Why do the orcs now have access to siege weapons?">"Why did the orcs attack Clarcton?">"Does your leader have a new non-orc advisor of some sort. An evil looking human in black robes or something like that?">write in
>>2138328>>"Who is the orc leader?">"Why do the orcs now have access to siege weapons?">"Why did the orcs attack Clarcton?">"Does your leader have a new non-orc advisor of some sort. An evil looking human in black robes or something like that?"
>>2138328>"How is the new orc chief stupid? Why was your home not fun anymore?>"Why did the orcs attack Clarcton and where did they get siege weapons?"Basically tell us everything.As a reward for answering helpfully, boost his ego before we finish him off.>"Who are you? Are all orcs as strong as you?"
>>2138338>>2138342>"Who is the orc leader?""Xorag is orc leader. He stupid.">"Why did the orcs attack Clarcton?""Don't know, me want Clarcton to stay so we keep fighting humans there. Stupid Xorag want to take it over.">"Does your leader have a new non-orc advisor of some sort. An evil looking human in black robes or something like that?""Nah, me not put it past Xorag though. Xorag sissy human lover">"How is the new orc chief stupid? Why was your home not fun anymore?"Xorag change all the orc rules! Now we not allowed to go brawl with humans. Now we just gather plants for shamans.Xorag doesn't listen to strong warriors like me. Instead talks to shamans!Xorag does stupid things all the time like *READING BOOKS!*"Salaman: "Such a travesty""Xorag does nothing but collect books, and catch humans, then he make HUMANS read books!">"Why did the orcs attack Clarcton and where did they get siege weapons?""Xorag try to make war machine lots of times, stupid things never work. But Xorag still keep making more .">"Who are you? Are all orcs as strong as you?""Me Ghorlorz, me kick ass. Me better fighter AND me better tactician and trap maker than most orcs. Me also use lots of weapons. Weak orcs only good with one.">kill him>write in
Rolled 2 (1d5)>>2138365>write in after waiting for anyone else with more questions"Well Ghorlorz, it is time to die as you lived:"like a real orc, a warrior.""tied to a tree.""smelling terribly""a killer of men.""pointlessly.">>kill him>Now we not allowed to go brawl with humans. That sounds good.>Now we just gather plants for shamans.That sounds very not good.>"Xorag does nothing but collect books, and catch humans, then he make HUMANS read books!"wutOh! He got the humans to read to teach him from human books on siege weaponry.Xorag is too damn smart.
>>2138410>"Well Ghorlorz, it is time to die as you lived:>"like a real orc, a warrior.">"tied to a tree.">"smelling terribly">"a killer of men.">"pointlessly."
And that's about it for now.Sorry I ran the session a day later than I said I wouldSeeker Quest will return in 6-7 daysThanks for playing
>>2138421Thanks for running Dolomite.It was an intense battle and the art was great as always.
Aw shit, missed it. Cool stuff as usual, man. Hoping I can catch it live next time
>>2138555Me as well