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    196 KB Gladiator Manager #4 Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)23:56 No.11971324  

    "Unstoppable! Unstoppable!" the Great arena of Raam explodes into cheers and the stomping of feet under the burning Dark Sun.

    Watapon "Unstoppable" Ford, a human gladiator in your employ shakes the dust from his sandal clad feet and flexes his mighty thews, adjusting the strap of desert shark-skin around his massive bone greatsword. Carved from a splinter of a Mekillot's thighbone, the pommel is marked with notches, one for each enemy Watapon has beaten. As you watch, the muscled fighter adds another notch to his blade, one for the Dray psionist he has just slammed into the dust.

    Illiene, a tattoed mindbender and one of your closest companions runs up breathless and immediately starts speaking, "Ok. Unstoppable. The next opponent is a half-elf ranger. They call him 'The Razor' because he uses a khopesh and a longsword.' He pauses, breathing hard, 'And from the looks of things that moniker is well earned. He is a close combat melee fighter like yourself and just about as quick. He sliced his last opponent to ribbons, so if you can drop him fast do so."

    "Then if you beat him, can cash in on that Templar contact, and you have a short rest before you face an Elf Seeker."

    Who are you? You are Tordek, son of Tordek, an aging mul veteran Gladiator.

    'Unstoppable' is your man in the arena. You give them orders.

    >How this works
    Watapon will start the fight at 32/37 hp.
    Vote for two of Watapon's actions below and he will execute them in succession.
    Also roll initiative.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/05/10(Sun)23:59 No.11971371
    >Watapon 'Unstoppable'
    >Human Greatsword Fighter, close combat Meleer.

    32/37 hp, AC: 13 Fort: 19 Reflex: 14 Will: 12

    Greatsword, Scale Armor

    -Threatening Rush -- Rush and weapon attack. Opponent is marked (see below)
    -Cleave -- Weapon attack plus your strength damage. Hits adjacent enemy for strength damage.
    -Reaping strike - Weapon attack plus your strength damage. If you MISS you do your strength damage

    -Spinning Sweep-Weapon attack plus your strength damage. Enemy knocked prone.

    -Brute strike - triple weapon damage

    -Combat Challenge - If the opponent tries to escape or attack someone other than you, you get an attack of opportunity.
    >Free action

    -Action point - take an extra action. **special: 'Unstoppable' can use second wind as a minor action when action point used.

    -Second wind - heal 9 hp. Takes a full round action
    -Unstoppable - heals 2d6 hp
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)00:05 No.11971462
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    rolled 11 = 11

    Watapon steps out onto the arena, his shaggy brown hair hooding his eyes from the scalding heat of Athas's sun. The bone gate opposite shudders and rises, revealing a grim faced blond half elf dressed in a mish-mashed pelt of dray scales and desert wolf fur.

    The half-elf, 'The Razor' twirls his khopesh and longsword. He is about 30 feet away.


    >Also keep in mind Unstoppable is in a Skirmish.
    >there is a short rest and one more fight after this.
    >Unstoppable's daily abilities, Action point, and second wind will not regenerate after this fight, but his encounter will.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)00:13 No.11971564
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    rolled 19 = 19

    bumping with pic.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)00:37 No.11971868
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    /tg/ up for questan?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:39 No.11971887
    Damn it, you come on just as I have to go sleep. I wanted to ask about the Stalwart Slave we found in the first thread.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:45 No.11971964
    rolled 20 = 20

    I guess I'll start it off. Threatening Rush followed by a Spinning Sweep. Do I need to roll to hit as well?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:48 No.11971999
    rolled 7 = 7

    I'm not familiar with 4e, but this guy is using two full sized swords? Seems like he'll have to work on controlling them. I say we Threatening Rush then Reaping Strike.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)00:49 No.11972012
    The stalwart slave (I think I've called him the exceptional slave) might be made into a rogue or intelligence based gladiator (arcane or primal focus) more than a warrior. If you had the trainer for such a thing that is.

    You also have two other 'exceptional' slaves. A burly criminal and a criminal with a massive amount of scars.

    The burly criminal would make a good fighter/or other melee powered class.

    Tordek could train either the burly criminal or stalwart slave to be a fighter, but that would take one month of dedicated work and last time Managermind decided against it for now.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)00:52 No.11972045
    >Do I need to roll to hit as well

    No I handle the combat to TRY to keep it fast paced.

    >this guy is using two full sized swords?

    Yeah he's a two blade ranger

    >Threatening Rush followed by a Spinning Sweep
    Acknowledged...Lets get some gladiatoring on the road
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:58 No.11972133
    No psionics?

    ...we should totally make him a bard.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)00:59 No.11972145
    I thought we gave the burly slave a week of training, didn't we?
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)01:03 No.11972196
    Illiene turns to Tordek. 'Wait, you don't remember leading the slave in weight training all day this morning? Maybe you better lay off the broy a little.'

    Tordek snaps back, "I'm a mul. Benching 400 pounds is second to breathing."

    >oops! forgot about that.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:05 No.11972219
    I'm thinking we train up the heavily scarred guy for a bit and send him off to market for a quick return.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:07 No.11972246
    I was hoping he'd be a bit of a ringer Noxii for us since we don't really have anyone to compete on that front yet.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:08 No.11972268
    We can wait and see. Are we particularly short on cash? I'd like us to get a Leader-type quickly so that we have more synergy in duels involving more than one gladiator. A warlord is probably best.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:08 No.11972269
    That could work, we could build up quite a reputation for him that way and set him up for a fairly good career. I'm not too invested either way though, we'll be making more money than we paid for him regardless.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:10 No.11972290
    We're at around 300 or so ceramic pieces. That's enough to purchase another bloodied gladiator or hire a fairly cheap trainer for six months if I remember correctly.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:11 No.11972309
    Well, sure, sell whichever of them is most uncooperative. What about the scarred due? Where do his talents lie?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:12 No.11972311
    We should have a bit more after today, depending on how Unstoppable's fights go.
    I do wonder how common Leaders are among gladiators though. It just doesn't seem terribly... gladiatorial, ya know?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:12 No.11972324
    We haven't really examined him yet, but I think he had a natural armor bonus at least.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:15 No.11972351
    I think it was mentioned as being some extra resistance towards bladed weapons or something. Fairly nice, but nothing fantastically impressive I think.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:17 No.11972377
    A Warlord is probably the best leader we can get, as many of our fighters will be martial and thus suited to up-close combat which the Warlord helps them out with a ton. It's also a naturally strong leader class, pretty gladiatorial and likely to do okay, if not amazingly, in one-on-one fights. So I suggest investing in a Warlord when we can. Not sure what to do with our exceptional slave, I can't think of many intelligence-based primal classes and arcane magic is pretty taboo. I guess a Rogue is best.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:19 No.11972395
    While were on this subject I think we should grab a shaman type to pair up with Unstoppable in future arena matches.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:19 No.11972397
    Hey, taboo means controversy and controversy puts asses in seats.
    I think we ought to at least see if we can find an arcane trainer to consult.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)01:20 No.11972412
    As the ranger is stalking over the sand towards 'Unstoppable', the big fighter raises his sword to the crowd and screams a war cry.

    The ranger takes this opportunity to rush towards the big man, but 'Unstoppable' is faster, sprinting past the ranger and bringing his sword around for a slice as he runs by. The bone sword hits home and the half-elf's hide darkens purple with a deep laceration to the torso.
    >enemy MARKED and injured

    The half-elf doesn't even respond to the gash, simply turning his head as his life blood pool as his feet and he slams both swords together at Unstoppable in a scissor motion.
    >Enemy resists 6 damage next turn, Endure Pain used.
    >daily used

    Unstoppable winces at the blow but his scale armor lucky deflects the worst of it but it still wounds his ripcage severely
    >if that hit full force it would have killed unstoppable immediately.

    'Unstoppable' growls and slams the ranger prone with a spinning sweep of his greatsword.
    >enemy blooded, prone, marked.

    The ranger strikes upward from his prone position, stabbing 'Unstoppable' deeply in the chest and using the opportunity to jump to his feet and warily shift away.
    >hit and run, no opportunity attack
    >6/37 hp unstoppable

    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)01:22 No.11972441
    >bit of a ringer

    What do you mean by this?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:22 No.11972446
    Would say Reaping Strike, then if it doesn't down him Action Point and Reaping Strike again. Or Action Point and Healing Surge, but he'll probably take us down on his next turn either way.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:23 No.11972447
    rolled 2, 3 = 5

    Fuck, we're going to have to pull out the daily. Use the move Unstoppable ASAP.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:23 No.11972460
    NO. We don't! It's a waste, he was bloodied by our general attack, to use the Daily is to waste it. The only advantage is if it misses.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:24 No.11972473
    Wait. We can Reaping Strike/Action Point/Reaping Strike/Second Wind if he isn't downed, right? Do that.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:26 No.11972497
    I'll second this if it's possible.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:26 No.11972500
    How long does Endure Pain last? The way I'm reading your post he took two turns so it's already gone?
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)01:27 No.11972507
    Iliene grips the edge of his granite seat with white knuckled intensity. "The Dragon Comes!' he curses, 'I don't think our boy Unstoppable can take out the ranger with an average strike.'

    Tordek shakes his head with worry. Having faced two blade rangers before he knows they are exceedingly deadly and only fate has kept unstoppable on his feet. These rangers can dish out the punishment but it looks like this one isn't too defensive...
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)01:28 No.11972516
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    Endure Pain

    Yes. Endure Pain was a daily and it lasted for one turn. It expired.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)01:29 No.11972534
    Second wind takes an action.

    If you get initiative you can very well Reaping strike/action point reaping strike
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:29 No.11972535
    What is the source of OP image?

    I hate to ask, but I'm curious.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:30 No.11972538
    Right, I say go with Reaping Strike for starters then. If it doesn't bring him down we'll use an Action Point, then Reaping Strike again. And if that doesn't bring him down we'll Second Wind. I already said this above so don't count it as a vote.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:31 No.11972550
    Yes, but only a minor action so we can do it and two Reaping Strikes. If we get Initiative? Isn't it our turn now, given the Ranger has acted twice and we once?
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)01:31 No.11972556
    rolled 7 = 7

    it was seconded so someone roll me 1d20

    >origin of op pic
    I just found it here on tg
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:32 No.11972570
    rolled 10 = 10

    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:32 No.11972572
    rolled 10 = 10

    Alright. Rollan.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)01:33 No.11972581
    rolled 7 = 7

    second wind is a minor action for Dwarves, everyone else it is a standard action
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:33 No.11972585
    As in he's probably good enough to become a gladiator, but we would just use him to thrash people in the Noxii arena instead.

    We get two actions, so might it not be more prudent to do the Reaping Strikes first, then action point and second wind if he's not down?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:34 No.11972590
    >-Action point - take an extra action. **special: 'Unstoppable' can use second wind as a minor action when action point used.

    I am so confused.
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    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:35 No.11972608
    We can't attack twice in the same round without using an Action Point though. If we don't expend our Minor Action before we use an Action Point, then we should be able to use it as per Unstoppable's traits in the opening post.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:36 No.11972622
    Ah, I see. I was a bit confused on action order.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)01:38 No.11972661
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    rolled 1 = 1

    >13 beats 10! The god-- I mean elemental spirits favor Unstoppable!

    Enraged, the big fighter steps forwards and slashes the ranger across the torso with one reaping strike after another. Another gash across the chest intersects with the one given previously and the ranger falls to the sand spitting up blood and finally falling facefirst to the ground, not stirring.

    >action point used! Unstoppable has WON this match!

    >short rest. Regain spinning strike!
    >15/37 hp.

    Next enemy is a Elfen Seeker, a primal controller focused on ranged weapons. Luckly there is no major terrain in this arena still.

    >Use second wind before going into battle?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:41 No.11972702
    rolled 5 = 5

    Yes to the second wind. As for orders I think that the old reliable combo of Threatening Rush and Spinning Sweep sounds good.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)01:42 No.11972705
    rolled 10 = 10

    >You are correct sir. I totally forgot that.

    Illiene is jubilantly jumping up and down and Sandria is off of your lap, cheering and waving.

    'Wonderful!' Illiene comments. 'That templar will be so pleased'

    >also someone roll me 2d8 for extra ceramic for the intensity of the last fight.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:43 No.11972724
    rolled 5, 4 = 9

    Here are your dice sir.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:43 No.11972727
    rolled 2, 4 = 6


    We want to bust out Brute Strike ASAP here I think.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:43 No.11972728
    rolled 1, 5 = 6

    Ceramic for the ceramic... elemental spirit!
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)01:56 No.11972883
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)02:00 No.11972918
    rolled 15 = 15

    Unstoppable 24/37 hp

    As a reminder you still have Unstoppable, Brute Strike, Spinning Sweep.

    The elf is hairless and gaunt, almost a scarecrow of a man as he sizes up Unstoppable from 30 feet away. As the mighty warrior rushes forwards the elf cooly draws his longbow and fires.

    As the arrow hits its mark on Unstoppable's chest, barely visible grinning faces dance around the fighter, sprites carried by the wind.
    >unstoppable 11/37 hp
    > if he MOVES next turn he will fall prone

    Unstoppable lashes out as he charges but the elf is too fast, deftly doing a backwards somersault to escape the arc of the deadly greatsword.

    Tordek can tell the elf looks slightly faster than Unstoppable. He better close to melee range and soon

    >currently they are at melee range but if the elf wins initiative and moves, if Unstoppable moves he'll fall on his face.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:02 No.11972944
    Well, it doesn't sound like we have much of a choice then? We have to win initiative to not lose the fight.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:02 No.11972951
    If Unstoppable can't use his daily due to the elf having moved out of range, is it still expended?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:04 No.11972965
    Brute Strike is reliable, so it is not expended on a miss.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:05 No.11972988
    Fighters mark on a miss or a hit so we should still get our Combat Challenge attack either way.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:05 No.11972992
    rolled 5 = 5

    Well then, I vote we use Brute Strike to try to end this quickly, then Unstoppable to regain a bit of HP if we're still up at that point.
    I suppose I'll be the one to doom us with an initiative roll.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:06 No.11973005
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:06 No.11973007
    rolled 3 = 3

    Unstopable and second wind.
    Guard as well, if you can. No sense falling on our face.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)02:07 No.11973019
    rolled 3 = 3

    rolling initiative in front of you all
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)02:09 No.11973034
    ALRIGHT /tg/ the gods of the Arena have spoken! You roll 1d20 attack vs AC for Brute Strike

    For Tordek! For Raam! For Athas!
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:10 No.11973047
    rolled 18 = 18

    Rockin'. Also using Unstoppable.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:10 No.11973048
    >Brute Strike
    Sounds like some sort of WoW special attack to me.
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    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)02:17 No.11973141
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    >Brute Strike, Unstoppable

    'I am UNSTOPPAAAAABLE' the mighty human gladiator yells, surrounded by swirling snickering spirits as the elfen seeker prepares to take a step away. Unstoppable's hand reaches out like a snake, grabbing the elf by the leg and viciously dragging him back in time for his sword arc to hit the elf against the collarbone. There is a sickening thud and crunch as the bone shatters and the elf screams, utterly immobilized. The snicker faces of the spirits turn to shock and they flee in terror.

    >28 damage. Seeker had 27 hp. In one blow.

    Unstoppable raises his sword to the crowd, bleeding and bruised as they chant his name, nobles, slaves and templars standing to give him a thunderous ovation.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:20 No.11973178
    Unstoppable was the best investment ever.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:22 No.11973193
    Unstoppable is the luckiest investment ever. We ought to change his bloody title to Unstoppable Fate at this point.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:22 No.11973194
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    so is he dead dead, or just negative hp?
    if we keep killing our opponents in these "practice" matches, I imagine it'll start pissing off a lot of people.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:22 No.11973196
    Fuck yes you are the best gladiator ever.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:23 No.11973200
    Don't think we killed either of these dudes. Maybe the Ranger, but the Seeker is just unconscious.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:27 No.11973244
    Kr'ktt ate somebody, but that's the only one I remember killing.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:28 No.11973257
    I wonder how long it'll take for Unstoppable to reach the next Gladiator level. He was a level two bloodied gladiator when we first got him.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)02:28 No.11973261
    All the guys this skirmish were just knocked out. Last time the dwarf and tiefling were killed (as I recall)

    +20 cp, Kr'ktt's practice match
    +109 cp, Unstoppable's second skirmish

    Total: 430cp

    So what now /tg/? Off to the market, more bloody combat, go talk to that Templar whom Illiene mentioned, timeskip a week for management, or something else?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:30 No.11973289

    Let's to the templar and maybe after that we can do some shopping.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)02:30 No.11973291
    very soon actually. I'm still working out a bit of the system, like experience, by ear.

    Also someone roll me 1d24 please.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)02:31 No.11973313
    Flashback about the Templar (see session #3)

    >Illiene says 'So 'Unstoppable' will be fighting this gnoll barbarian after this skirmish. Turns out the owner is a Templar of a bit of a genial sort. I chatted with him and it seems he's a bit of a betting man. He's got a side bet on this skirmish up to 50 cp that our man 'Unstoppable' makes it to at least the second tier. How does that benefit us? Well I just might say that this here templar loves his gnolls. This one is all the way from the Dragon Horns and looks like if he wins his bet, we might have an in to talk to him about recruiting gnolls for our selves. And there might be access to a trainer to boot. Interesting no?'
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:33 No.11973341
    rolled 7 = 7

    To the Templar to check out gnolls and trainers, then to the market if that doesn't pan out.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:38 No.11973424
    Look at recruiting a potential warlord.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)02:40 No.11973443
    Let's buy us some Gnolls or at least a rogue trainer.
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    >das gnolls

    Tordek follows Illiene through the crowded corridors of the Arena. The near inaudible step of sandals on stone, and a hint of wildflower perfume indicate that Sandria, Tordek's voluptuous concubine, is right behind him.

    Illiene nods to a black-cossack templar standing guard at an arch way into a private viewing booth. The templar's jaundiced eyes flash over all three, and Tordek feels the slight mental buzzing of a brief mental scan before the templar nods curtly and stands aside.

    Inside is a luxurious booth with many vintages of broy in ceramic jugs, and resplendent with dates and apples for repast. On the walls are the emblazoned seals of Badna, god of Raam by the order of the Sorceress Queen Abalach-Re. Tordek peers at the image, a yellow a grinning, four-armed male dressed in a long loincloth, but it is the chained desert hyena in the corner that draws immediate attention.

    A slim, athletic brown-skinned man with curly black hair wears a black-dyed toga and gestures to the food. "Welcome welcome. I am very pleased to have bet on your gladiator, Unstoppable today. I have spoken with you man Illiene, and it is a pleasure to finally meet you Tordek. Your reputation as a giant slayer is still talked about in these halls. My name is Templar Sur Ish. Shall we discuss gladiators and slaves?'
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:04 No.11973753
    If he's looking to get straight to the business, then I suppose there's no reason not to.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)03:06 No.11973788
    We can do that or you can ask any other questions you have about templars, the city, gnolls as gladiators, what have you.

    Also if there is a particular type of opponent you've fought you want to investigate as a potential purchase let me know.

    Also roll me 1d100 /tg/
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    ask him about his favored gladiator, and if he thinks he would be a good match for our boy.
    If possible, hype the 2 up as rivals, the spectators will eat that shit up.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:13 No.11973869
    The only standing questions that we were looking into as far as I recall were where we might find arcane trainers and what was up with strange purple brain-bugs.
    I suppose it would be a good idea to learn a touch more about gnolls as well.
    As far as potential purchases go, I know at least a few people were chomping at the bit for Leaders, which might not be a bad idea.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:14 No.11973881
    Oh, and we might see what he knows about compound-expanding as well.
    He seems like the kind of guy that might know the best way to go about getting permits and whatnot.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:15 No.11973906
    rolled 100 = 100

    Yeah, call in some favors if you can.
    also rollin
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:16 No.11973908
    Wow, Unstoppable seems to be rubbing off on us.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:17 No.11973913
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    Holy shit!
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:21 No.11973982


    Someone promote this man.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:28 No.11974065
    Assuming I haven't missed anything, he's officially payed for himself at this point.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:28 No.11974070
    "Ah I have been blessed by the Sun to have a pool of ten battle tested gladiators in my compound. Four of which are gnolls. Had you asked me last week, I would have had five gnolls. They are vicious warriors that do not take well to captivity. So despite my veteran trainer's best efforts one managed to impale itsself upon my portcullis. This was after it cut down ten of my guardsman." Sur muses and throws a raw steak to the hyena, who snatches it up and devourers it messily in a corner. "I regularly buy gnoll slaves from the Dragon Horns, but it is usually for one out of five to survive the training and become a gladiator.'

    "I have one, a younger gnoll who is a barbarian who may be the match of your warrior Unstoppable'

    'As for using mages and sorcerers within Raam, well let us just say you will need a special permit from the Templars.' He sips his broy, 'But your reputation precedes you and I'm sure I could give you a discount on the permit'

    >dear god

    At Tordek's reaction he laughs and slaps Tordek on the back. 'Discount? Oh you should have seen your face. Ruuan. Write up a permit for this mighty gladiator immediately. Yes yes, go to the bureaucrats and pay them if need be.'
    Sur turns to Tordek 'In fact, I would welcome you to my compound any time.'

    >Contact Gained, Templar Sur
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:32 No.11974114
    It doesn't sound like we're really equipped to train gnolls at this point. Perhaps we should focus on finding a trainer for our mage-to-be and maybe expanding our compound a bit?
    Also, brain bugs! I don't want an infestation coming back later to bite us in the ass.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:33 No.11974128
    Be heavily insulted over the lack of Concubines, want about some nice muscle girl gladiators?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:34 No.11974134

    'Tordek,' Sur motions to the balcony as a slave fills Tordek's bowl with dates and small sugary sweet red fruits he has never seen before. 'I see in you a man who can see opportunity and grab it by the pears. If you wished to purchase my gnoll barbarian that could be arranged. And sometimes, if a warrior such as yourself needs ... specialty items, say taken off of a dead defiler and thoroughly ensured to be aligned with Sorceress Abalach-Re's laws, then we may be able to speak again.'

    >As a contact Templar Sur MAY be able to provide access to magic items or potions (fruits) depending on availability.

    >This is a benefit of getting that critical.

    'Expansion papers for your compound? Easily purchased for minimal effort.'
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:37 No.11974165
    Are gnolls still as much trouble once they've been properly trained?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:44 No.11974236
    The one that tried to escape was a trained gnoll. It really depends on the trainer you have. Actually Templar Sur is willing to lend you a trainer of gnolls if you wish, but you only get him for 6 months.

    By the way the Barbarian Gnoll's name is Aaa.

    >In honor of lord quest I have hidden two literary/media references in two names in this quest's episode. Identify them for goodies.

    >discussing purple bug.
    Illiene and Tordek discuss the Thikreen's odd behavior and identifying the wretch who evidently had a bug in his brain. Templar Sur, sips his water, raising and eyebrow as Sandria inclines her head slightly to listen.

    'Interesting friend Tordek, very interesting. I have heard of such things but only from veteran caravan traders. They say such a creature is native to the legendary forest paradise beyond the ringing mountains. More I simply do not know about, but I congratulate you on killing off your diseased stock.
    A parasite like that would surely cause trouble.'
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:44 No.11974240
    Wonderful, but how much do those papers cost and does he know any professional builders?
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)03:49 No.11974278
    forgot my trip

    >Anything else here /tg/? Buy the gnoll barbarian, try to set up a special match or not?

    Oh by the way, since gnolls are rare, they get 40% bonus to earnings. Forgot that.

    >or should we head out to the slave market and look for Leaders
    >if heading to the slave marked someone roll me 6d31 and 2d24

    As a reminder, Markets found and available
    Slave Markets
    > Circle Market – standard market.
    > Wavir Market/Beast Pen – sell animals and monsters (after House Wavir)
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:52 No.11974304
    I agree, I think it's time to start hearing some prices.
    Let's check out Aaa, the expansion papers, and perhaps some building materials.
    Oh, and don't forget to ask about arcane trainers. I wouldn't want our gift going to waste.
    (Can we get a Veteran's Eye on Aaa? This guy seems to be on the level, but I'd hate to buy a pig in a poke.)
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)03:52 No.11974309
    Depends what you want to do for expansions

    For example a new simple gladiator cell (which you have three) only costs 20 cp to hire the slaves and you have room to expand so a permit for this isn't necessary.

    If you wanted to expand the compound by about 50% it would cost 60 cp for the building and labor. Templar Sur could waive the permit fee for such a 'minor' expansion as this.
    Note that this just expands the grounds. Building a bigger animal pen or barracks costs extra.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:52 No.11974310
    rolled 2, 4, 27 + 2 = 35

    lets head to the circle market, but keep the gnoll in mind.
    We must find another woman, our other side is getting cold at nights.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:52 No.11974312
    Alright, let's buy that barbarian.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:54 No.11974318
    Actually, on second thought, I'm a bit wary of Aaa. Unless our Veteran's Eye turns up something spectacular, let's just stick with the expansion and the arcane trainer, and save our shopping for the market.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)03:57 No.11974343
    A full expansion costs 60, and a new gladiator costs somewhere around 200.
    With the price of an arcane trainer thrown in (assuming we find one) we might just be able to scrape by with all three.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)04:04 No.11974396
    Since you hit it off with Templar Sur Ish he expounds on Aaa's attributes

    >Gnoll Rageblood Barbarian
    >Features, Rampage: critical hit grants free attack
    per round
    >Feat, Raging Bloodcut, may hit the target and chose to reduce weapon's damage by 1[W] in favor of inflicting 'ongoing 5 damage save ends'
    >As a gnoll, his charges deal two extra damage

    The gnoll wields a battleaxe and has very strong attacks with a minor healing ability.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)04:06 No.11974412
    I'm going to need three votes for buying a gladiator since there was some talk about buying
    Leaders previously and you have limited funds

    You can make your decision about the gnoll as I set up the slave market
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)04:08 No.11974423
    I'm inclined to pass on Aaa. He's pretty similar to Unstoppable and perhaps a bit too unstable for our facilities at the moment.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)04:09 No.11974434
    rolled 27, 4, 9 + 6 = 46

    Also someone roll me 1d100 for Illiene at the market.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)04:10 No.11974445
    rolled 68 = 68

    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)04:11 No.11974447
    rolled 8, 29, 5 + 6 = 48

    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)04:12 No.11974461
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    rolled 10, 1, 4, 3, 2, 7 = 27

    >rollan again
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)04:12 No.11974463
    rolled 3, 18, 19 + 2 = 42

    I say pass on the Gnoll, Unstoppable is our rage, we need some new blood to replace the trash we've rid ourselves of. Criminals seems a worthy endevor, as they see winning their freedom is better then a hanging, lion snacks, or a life on the run, a short,to die in the desert.

    That, and we're Trodek, son of Tordek, and we're cruising for some nice dragonborn?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)04:12 No.11974465
    rolled 41 = 41

    let's see if lightning strikes twice
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)04:14 No.11974488
    rolled 91 = 91

    ah yes, and my roll
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)04:28 No.11974586
    >passing on gnoll for the moment.
    Surprisingly for all involved, Tordek rather diplomatically bows out of buying the gnoll, stating that 'Unstoppable' is the school's main rage fighter. Templar Sur nods, impressed by the mul's business sense, and the two clasp hands before departing.

    Armed with a official parchment written in shimmering obsidian ink and throbbing with a psionic seal, Illiene speaks to the slavers for a few moments.

    He returns, a rather bemused expression on his face. 'Well the good news is that there is that the Mansabdars caught a bard practicing illegal magic. He is to be sold to gladiator schools where fighting to the death for the pleasure of Raam is his punishment. That means, if you want him, we can get him.'

    'The bad news is, noone from my House is involved in trade today. I can haggle down one slave by about 10%, but that is it today.'

    Gladiator slaves available
    Half-Elf Ardent 200 cp
    Half-Elf Bard 170 cp
    Dwarf Battlemind 185 cp
    Gith Monk 175 cp

    Specialty slaves
    Elfen exile -- Slavers caught this lone elf on the Road of Kings. Looks like he was kicked out of his tribe for some reason. 100 cp
    Nibenay dancing girl -- This dusky lithesome girl is a petite 16 year old. She dances in the liaka-ih style, dressed only in sheer and multi-colored ribbons for the entertainment of all or her employer alone. 190 cp
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)04:31 No.11974604
    guh, dancing girl!!!! SPEND MONEY ON THE DANCING GURL!!!!
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)04:32 No.11974607
    rolled 98 = 98

    Tordek jerks his thum in the direction of the dusty dancer, "So why is this one on the market? Gypsys buying another bunch of the spirits with eachother now?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)04:32 No.11974612
    rolled 89 = 89

    Veteran's Eye on the bard. Also, could he potentially double as an arcane trainer for our promising slave?
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)04:49 No.11974767
    No, trainers are in a separate category I can get to them in a moment.

    >Veteran's EYE
    The half-elf appears to be an extremely charismatic sort, even convincing the slavers to loosen his bonds enough to play his turtle shelled mandolin.

    ''No justice here, no liberty, no reason, no blame
    There's no cause to taint the sweetest taste of blood
    And greetings from the nation as we shake the hands of time
    They're taking their ovations
    The vultures stay behind"

    Tordek would have to see him in action, but it appears the half-elf is a cunning bard, likely with a smattering of skills that benefit allies with healing, position the enemy about the arena to their detriment and inflict a number of debilitating effects in lieu of dealing massive amounts of damage.

    Sandria leans over and Tordek's eye cant' help be be drawn to her voluptuous breasts. "See there" she points to the bard, "The half-elf wields a scimitar. That is a mark he cross trained as a warrior. And that elf exile, for a man to survive in the wastes that long he must be very self reliant..and likely a stone cold killer' she adds, her deep green eyes assessing the glazed expression of the elf on the market block. 'They clearly have him drugged for compliance,' she whispers in Tordek's ear.

    Sandria half smiles a bit and lightly brushes Tordek's arm. 'The most comely slaves in Nibenae are trained in dancing, singing and how to please their companions. They are the same as myself, concubines and entertainers, to be sold at the master's whim.' Seeing a dancing girl sold at a slave market is an uncommon but fairly normal occurrence.

    >If you got enough entertainers I might be able to expand the game that way as well
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)04:51 No.11974794
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    I'm going to need a quorum of three votes if you want to buy a particular gladiator folks.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)04:57 No.11974841
    rolled 86 = 86

    And suddenly 430c seems like a lot less. The dancer seems like an excellent wench, and Tordek is in it for the bitches, but I think Sandria will do well enough for us at the moment.
    With the prospect of expansion and hiring a new trainer, I think that we can only really afford one new addition, and I'm leaning towards the bard. Let's do a Veteran's Eye on the exile though, just in case.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)05:00 No.11974870
    Tossing in a vote for purchasing the bard and dancing girl.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)05:01 No.11974880
    he's right. as our concubine says, there will be more like the dancer. if there's nothing especially attractive about her then we should just pick up the bard and start thinking about how to make more money.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)05:17 No.11974990
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    Just to remind you, an Ardent is a psionic Leader usually a healer, a Battlemind is a psionic defender and a Monk is a psionic striker

    >elfen exile
    Sandria whispers to Tordek, veiling her face in one of the aquamarine scarves so that others cannot see her lips moving. Her breath is soft on Tordek's ear, "An elfen exile like that man is a mercenary at heart. No loyalty to clan, if treated well, or with what they want, you could use someone such as him as hireling to find people, gather information or gently convince an enemy to ah..change their plans.' Her fingertips caress Tordek's shoulder lightly, 'If he becomes too difficult I might be able to find the appropriate herbs to keep him in the same state the slavers have him in. But again, m'lord, it is your choice. And if you wish it, I don't mind sharing my bed with the dancer.'

    >bard's song.
    Does /tg/ recognize this at all?
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    >bard mind

    430 cp
    -170 cp for the Bard
    260 cp left

    roll me one more 1d25
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)05:21 No.11975038
    Officially voting for both bard and exile.
    As for the song, I'm afraid it doesn't ring any bells.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)05:22 No.11975045
    rolled 1 = 1

    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)05:30 No.11975153

    Aw dangit.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)05:42 No.11975243
    dancing girl 2 votes for/2 against
    exile 1 vote for

    An emerald scaled dray clad in a black robe moves purposefully towards Tordek and company. Illiene raises an eyebrow as the creature bows formally at a respectful distance. 'I am Kresh of Clan Nithogrss. My clan has seen your gladiator's prowess in battle and we would be welcome for our dray gladiator to fight under your schooling. For a modest price to our Clan, of course.' The dray gestures to a couple of figures standing apart from the crowd. Tordek recognizes the silver eyes flashing from underneath the black hood of one of the dray. It is the Telekine psionist that unstoppable fought in the Skirmish today.

    >Can purchase a Dray Psion Telekine for 175 cp if you wish.

    >seems like we are slowing down now /tg/ so if there isn't a major flurry of voting I'm going to archive and shoot for Tuesday night, starting around the same time as today.

    >http://twitter.com/GladiatorManage for updates
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)05:44 No.11975253
    > And if you wish it, I don't mind sharing my bed with the dancer.'

    This makes me lean toward getting the dancer. The more the merrier, as it were.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)05:46 No.11975267
    Not enough to get both her the psion, though. Should we?
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)05:47 No.11975275
    Between Unstoppable, Kr'ktt, promising slave, Big McLargehuge and the new bard, I think we have our hands full at the moment.
    Also, I'm totally cool with calling it a night. Just so long as we don't forget to pick up a trainer for promising slave next time.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)05:50 No.11975294
    I'm gonna cast my vote for the dancer though. We are Tordek, we are in it for the bitches.
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)05:50 No.11975299
    Process of Training Slaves with Promise
    >This is a developing system.

    Takes a month of training with a trainer. Attributes moved to 10 w/ 1 8. and they are level 1.

    Then need a trainer for a power style (arcane, melee, primal, psionic). They choose an at will power and one weapon proficiency (based on class of trainer)

    Further weekly training can raise stats, learn encounter powers, and work towards becoming a member of a class.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)05:53 No.11975324

    > I don't mind sharing my bed with the dancer.

    Threesome. I like this plan.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)05:54 No.11975339
    Sure the dancer is tempting, but do we really have the money to burn on that? I'm with >>11975275
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)05:57 No.11975355
    Current trainer's available for hire (note there are also monster/animal trainers too)

    >Gladiator Trainer
    --Half-Giant. Former Sergeant slave under Kalak’s legions in Tyr. He is a Fighter and can train promising slaves in melee techniques.
    >120 cp for 3 months.
    --Human. A shadowy 'associate' that Illiene knows as a go between with the Elfen Market. He is a Rogue and can train promising slaves in melee techniques.
    >100 cp 3 months
    --Human. An instructor at the famed Raam academy, the Psiumarkh. He is a Psion and can train promising slaves in psionic techniques.
    >120 cp 3 months.

    Note that Illiene could also train a promising slave in psionic techniques if he does nothing else but that.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)06:01 No.11975376
    Aww... no arcane trainer. How rare are they? Are we likely to run across one in the next few weeks, or should we just go with the rogue?
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)06:01 No.11975378
    -- Dray. A sorcerer, rumored to be a defiler and member of a dray clan in the employ of Abalach-Re herself. Purchasing his services is legal with your permit. He is a Sorcerer and may train promising slaves in the arcane arts.
    >140 cp for 3 months
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)06:02 No.11975382
    >On the road to becoming wealthy gladiator manager
    >Piss away money on every oppertunity for easy sex.
    Oh /tg/, never change. I vote against the dancer. Let's keep our money in our pockets for tonight.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)06:04 No.11975399
    Strike that; reverse it.
    I'm throwing in my vote for the Dray trainer, then retreating to bed far too late.
    Don't forget to archive!
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)06:05 No.11975413
    we can get 2 potential candidates if we go for the gladiator trainer. We can only get one if we roll with either rogue or psionic. Plus, we have neither gladiators of those types to improve their skills upon, as opposed to fighters like Kr'ktt and UNSTOPPABLE
    >> Noxii !!7QBgUoRZH/p 09/06/10(Mon)06:11 No.11975437
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    Since there is about an equal back and forth about the teenage dancer I'll rule Tordek keeps his coins very firmly in his pocket -this- time.

    >trainer talk
    I'll have this be one of the first options for Tuesday. I'll take into account other votes when I check the archive.

    Night /tg/
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)06:23 No.11975492
    Looking foward to the next one. Good job Noxii.
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)06:24 No.11975494
    I was considering starting a Dark Sun quest, but shit, we've already got one!
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)09:09 No.11976376
    >> Anonymous 09/06/10(Mon)12:02 No.11977561
    rolled 7 = 7


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