A fantasy RPG
Previous Episodes: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=seeker+questCharacter Sheets: https://imgur.com/a/AUQv7Inventory + Spellbook: https://pastebin.com/s811YMmLThese criminals seem to have no further information to give you and no intention of letting you arrest them. With only two of them left you decide to finish them.>"That's all I needed to know"You smash the merc leader for 5 damage, he's barely staggered by the heavy blow."So you want to play huh? I'll kill you all myself"Your companions all scramble to attack.>You are now in combat>You have 44/44 hpQueue your next four attacks>Attack (65%)>Power Attack (55%)>Flurry (55%)>Jab (95%)>Defend>Called Shot >Inventory>Spell>write in
>>2323539>>Power Attack (55%)>>Power Attack (55%)>>Power Attack (55%)>>Power Attack (55%)How dare she use that cute reep as a shield.
>>2323539>Power Attack (55%)>Power Attack (55%)>Power Attack (55%)>Power Attack (55%)
Is power attack our best ability by far or what? holy shit
>>2323554>>2323574>>2323602You power attack the axe wielding warrior for 11 damage"HAHAHA, you are so WEAK!"Ulric hacks and slashes the Merc Leader for 2+1 damageSalaman defendsAlina shoots the Merc Summoner, it's a clean hit but the armoured target only takes 3 damageThe four Salamites all charge the lone Reep. The Reep is slain 2.7 times before it hits the groundThe Merc Leader charges past you and Ulric to attack Salaman for 29 damage, the red mark on the axe flashes red and restores 3 health to its masterSalaman: "AUGH He's too close! Help me! Help me!"The Merc Summoner successfully casts Acid Arrow and hits you with it. The foul liquid hisses on your chest plate dealing 8 damageYou power attack but fail to get a clean hitUlric makes a called shot on his groin for 3 damageSalaman starts to fleeAlina shoots the Acid Arrower for 4 damageThree Salamites attack the Merc Summoner doing a total of 1 damageThe fourth Salamite attacks her as well scoring a critical hit! for 14 damage and instantly knocking her down"What the hell was that!?"The Merc Leader hacks Salaman for 34 damage Salaman drops unconcious and is bleeding badly. Merc Leader gains 4 hp"One down"Ulric: "SALAMAN!"Merc Summoner stands upThe acid melts you for 4 damage>Party member down. Queued actions cancelled.>You are now in combat>You have 32/44 hpQueue your next four attacks>Attack (65%)>Power Attack (55%)>Flurry (55%)>Jab (95%)>Defend>Called Shot >Inventory>Spell>write in
>>2323720>>Power Attack (55%)>>Power Attack (55%)>>Power Attack (55%)>>Power Attack (55%)Oh shit, that looks nasty.I don't think this is the time for tent fire shenanigans. I also don't think normal attack is worth the 10%.What does the Chromatic Potion - Red do anuways? The hell, we have 11 of them.
>>2323748You know how the Illusionist from last thread had completely white eyes? It's because he had been drinking chromatic potion - white
>>2323768Jesus we are carrying a lot of junk.
>>2323748>>Shield self>>Shield allies>>Shield allies>>Power Attack (55%)
>>2323843We're the only one who does any damage though
>>2323854they are meat shields
>>2323720>Called Shot: arms X4Clearly we are doing it wrong, dude has too much armor and too much DPS, we must cripple him before he wipes out everybody but us and I bet the armor rating of his arms are fairly lower than the ones of his body armor
>>2323843>>2323748You cast Shield on yourselfUlric hits Merc Leader's arm for 2 damageAlina shoots a poison arrow at the Merc Summoner for 3 damage, poisoning herThe Salamites swarm the Merc Summoner doing a total of 3 damageMerc Leader chops Alina for 18 damage healing him for 2 hpAlina: "That. That didn't even hurt!"Merc Summoner casts acid arrow on you doing 5 damageYou take 2 damage from acidYou cast Shield on Alina"Hey thanks!"Ulric slashes Merc Leader in the right arm scoring a critical hit! doing 15+1 damage and crippling the arm"Leave her alone!"Alina shoots but missesThe Salamites do a mere 1 damage to their iron armoured adversaryMerc Leader hacks Alina for 12 damage, she stumbles a little, struggling to stand. Merc leader gains 2 hpMerc Summoner fires an Acid Arrow at you doing 2 damageYou take 2 damage from the acidYou power attack the Merc Leader for 9 damageUlric swings at the Merc's head but misses. He does 1 damage with his offhand swordIgnoring the Axeman attacking her, Alina shoots a poison arrow at the Merc Summoner it hits her and she collapses to the ground as the poison overwhelms her. She is down and out of the fight.The Salamites start rushing to attack the Merc Leader and do a total of 1 damage to himThe Merc Leader attacks Alina but misses"URGH Stupid arm!"You take 4 damage from the acidYou power attack the Merc Leader for 14 damageUlric makes a called shot on the head scoring a critical hit! and doing 34 damageAlina shoots the Merc Leader for 1 damageThe Salamites do 2 damage to the Merc LeaderThe Merc Leader tries to decapitate Alina but misses by a hairThe acid melts you for 3 damage>You are now in combat>You have 14/44 hpQueue your next four attacks>Attack (65%)>Power Attack (55%)>Flurry (55%)>Jab (95%)>Defend>Called Shot >Inventory>Spell>write in
>>2324054>Called ShotHis other arm arm x4
>>2324026Good strategy (although technically all body parts have the same armour value) but I already had finished writing the post and I had already taken over an hour on this update so I didn't want to change anything
>>2324054Well, he ended up arm crippled anyways. Time to cripple him even more>Called Shot: legs X 4Fucker won't be able to move anymore if successful
>>2324060fuggSorry everyone, I'm bad at this
>>2324067I actually have no idea how combat works. Does crippling apply to individual limbs?I'll go with this if not.
>>2324075>I actually have no idea how combat worksI never explained the mechanics in depth other than the general effect of each attack>Does crippling apply to individual limbs?YesNormally I don't show the odds of called shot so as not to clutter the combat menu:>Attack (67%)>Called Shot: Left Leg (37%)>Called Shot: Right Leg (37%)>Called Shot: Left Arm (27%)>Called Shot: Right Arm (27%)>Called Shot: Groin (27%)>Called Shot: Head (17%)>Called Shot: Eyes (-3%)The accuracy penalty of each called shot is identical to its bonus critical chanceCritical hits have different side effects and damage multipliers with different called shots
>>2324122Oh alright. I'll switch to called shot on either leg then.
>>2324122While we are at it, do we have things like combat skills besides magic? This incident with the merc leader showed that if there is even the smallest chance of learning an ability to taunt and draw aggro, we should definetively get it or else once again end up with people bumrushing our mage and archer.
>>2324147Taunting or other" combat skills" aren't part of the game mechanics but if you do it I might make the enemies react to it. You're always allowed to talk as a free action during combat.Normally I make enemies prioritize opponents attacking them in melee, captain axe-beard is so durable he is willing to let people hit him as he charges whatever he thinks is a priority target.The summoner targeted Christof because she knows her acid is good against armour and recognized him as the leader
>>2324067>>2324075>>2324139You hit him in the leg for 3 damageUlric slices his leg scoring a critical hit! doing 9 damage and knocking him down. He doesn't get back upMerc Leader: "Can't... get up..."Merc Summoner: "Ooooh I feel like my insides have been tied in a knot">You gain 1050 XP for defeating the Illusionist and the Mercenaries>You now have 9025Alina and the Salamites go over to Salaman to make sure he's alright. The two mercs lie severely wounded on the ground. You look over to the mage and he's still tied firmly to the tree, giving you the stink eye. You seem to be out of healing potions.Alina: "Sally?"Ulric: "He doesn't look too good">Kill them>Capture them>Loot the bodies>Make sure Salaman is alright>write in
>>2324298>>Make sure Salaman is alrightWe have a scroll of teleportation. Can we use that to get him into town?When we made sure he's alright, kill the two mercs and loot them. Can't kill the illusionist, since he knows where the enclave is.Also, we still have a flight scroll. Is that a mistake or did we have two back then?
>>2324298>Loot the bodies>Make sure Salaman is alright
>>2324298>>Make sure Salaman is alright>Loot the bodies>Capture themIf any of the group knows first aid, it would be the right moment for it. Then at least loot the merc captain, his armor and axe are good stuff. Then take the prisoners back town, Ulric can help Salaman to stand up or princess carry him if he can't walk, Aline carries the loot and you keep the prisoners thighly tied and dragged to pay for their crimes. Make sure the soceror is perfectly immobilized and can't chant>>2324319Or if what he said is right, use the scroll of teleportation to get Salaman back to the town ASAP
>>2324298>Make sure Salaman is alright>Kill them>Loot the bodiesin order
>>2324298>>Make sure Salaman is alrightDon't kill anyone yet.If we don't have a healing potion, we should loot/extort the mercs for them.The ol' "We'll heal you up to stand trial, where do you keep your healing potions?" trick.
>>2324298The only reason to keep the mercs alive is of the guard back in town would be bothered by us not bringing them back alive.
>>2324362>If you wipe out the terrorists and bring back the missing people I'll reward you with 700 TalonsI mean, I guess if your conscience feels too heavy? I'd like to remind you we already committed genocide 3 times. Three. Times.
>>2324370If Christof executes them it will be the first time he's ever killed a human
>>2324412Oh.Alright, I guess I'll vote otherwise.
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>2324322>>2324324>>2324338>>2324418It looks to you like Salaman will survive the return trip to Oakheart without the need to use the teleport scroll. However you would prefer if he could receive some proper healing first. You loot the mercs (they may have healing potions)The Merc Leader has 1040 Talons on his person. Most likely his earnings from selling the captives. His armour is ordinary iron armour, it seems he was just naturally tough. The Axe is a 2-handed Iron axe with a minor lifesteal enchantment. The summoner has iron armour, iron sword, an iron helmet, a personal spellbook and a scroll of Summon Monster V.>You now have 1348 TalonsUlric: "Don't worry buddy I've got you. Goddess Ciqrena please heal my friend..."Ulric tries to use the healing skill, he's completely untrained in its use and needs to roll a 20 or lower to succeed.You try to find out if the mercs have any healing supplies>"We'll heal you up to stand trial, where do you keep your healing potions?"Merc Leader: "Bah, as if I'd help you cretin, if my full party were here you'd be chopped liver by now!"Merc Summoner: "In the cottage in a wicker basket in the first room, tap the top of it twice before opening or you'll set off the poison rune. Feed me the yellow potion, uh... please"Merc Leader: "Filthy traitor">You find 4 lesser healing potions and 1 antidote potion.>Give a potion to Salaman>Give 2 potions to Salaman>Give 1 potion to each party member (everyone is hurt except Ulric)>Give the antidote to the Summoner>Let Alina and Ulric try to use the heal skill>tie up the mercs>kill the merc scum>write in
>>2324480>>Give 2 potions to Salaman>Give the antidote to the Summoner>>tie up the mercs
>>2324480>tie up the mercs>Give a potion to Salaman>Let Alina and Ulric try to use the heal skill
>>2324480>>Give 2 potions to Salaman>tie up the mercs>Give the antidote to the SummonerIn that order. I assume that a potion stabilizes and takes salaman out of negative HP, so a second one should get him on foot. Also, the summoner seems to be smart and cooperative, get her to talk about the activities of this merc unit in exchange of giving a good word about her to the guards once they are taken to the town to pay for their crimes.
>>2324480Drink the antidote potion infront of the merc summoner
>>2324495>>2324498>>2324535>>2324569kek, she probably deserves that, but you were outvotedYou use two potions on Salaman, stabilizing him and bringing him back to conciousness.Salaman: "Huh where am I?"Alina: "Salaman you're okay!"Ulric: "The beard guy hit you with the axe pretty hard"Salaman: "Oh right, the fight, looks like we won... well you know... thanks for saving me"You tie up the mercs and give the antidote to the summoner."Thank you sir"It's difficult to tell but you think the illusionist is rolling his eyes. Speaking of which now seems like a good time to interrogate him. You take out his gag.>"Answer my questions or die">"Tell me where your enclave is">Rough him up a bit first>"What are you doing with the captives?">"Do you or does anyone in your organization know anything about the wish granter?">"How large is your organization?">write in
>>2324480>>Give a potion to Salaman>>tie up the mercs>>Let Alina and Ulric try to use the heal skill>>Give another potion to Salaman if needed>>Give the antidote to the Summoner>>Give small kick to the Merc Leader
>>2324637>"Answer my questions or die"He sounds like a weenie.>>"What are you doing with the captives?">"How large is your organization?">"Tell me where your enclave is">Are there more illusionists or will there be real mages?
>>2324648All this but punch him in the side of head 1stOn a completely unrelated note, is Alina our gf or what?
>>2324655>is Alina our gf or what?Bruh Christof is married to his work.
>>2324637>>"Answer my questions or I'll shove one of those poison arrows so deep into your gut that you'll puke fletching. Now...">>"What are you doing with the captives?">>Rough him up a little bit at the first sign of acting like a dick or lying>>"Tell me where your enclave is!"
>>2324655>is Alina our gf or what?I recall a very brief, very mild flirtation, but she and Ulric seem more chummy than her and Christof.Pretty sure she's just a friend and ally, although it's not impossible for something more down the line.That's my take anyway.
>>2324637>Rough him up a bit first
>>2324648>>2324693>>2324655>>2324665You punch him in the side of the head and rough him up a little bit.>"Answer my questions or I'll shove one of those poison arrows so deep into your gut that you'll puke fletching. Now...""Forgive me if I don't tremble in fear. You can dispense a decent beating but from what I've seen you're just a little goody two shoes. Besides if you kill me you'll have no leads to find your precious peasa-"You give him 30 second clouting>"Ready to talk now?""I'm afraid I can't risk Aflor's local 'government' finding out about our location. But if you'd like I could bring you there personally...">"Fine, but you'll have your hands tied and your mouth gagged the whole time">"No deal" beat him some more>"How does that arrangement benefit you?">"Maybe it would be more efficient to let the Oakheart guard interrogate you, their captain seems like a real nice guy">write in
>>2324710>>"How does that arrangement benefit you?">>"Maybe it would be more efficient to let the Oakheart guard interrogate you, their captain seems like a real nice guy"
Before I forget later, we should:>Sell all of the extra equipment like the Iron Spear>Buy some health potions>Buy a tent because we only have 3>Identify that mystery wand
>>2324710>"I'm afraid I can't risk Aflor's local 'government' finding out about our location.>>"How does that arrangement benefit you?"If he continues to resist...>>"Maybe it would be more efficient to let the Oakheart guard interrogate you, their captain seems like a real nice guy">On second thought, Alina hand me one of your poison arrows and then look away. I'm going lift up his lower robes and get to work. That tree will grow back what I cut off, right? Well, let's find out..."Push that bluff!
>>2324721>"How does that arrangement benefit you?""Simple, you'll reach our base, try to do something heroic and get yourselves killed, then my comrades will collect me. Simple as that">>"Maybe it would be more efficient to let the Oakheart guard interrogate you, their captain seems like a real nice guy">On second thought, Alina hand me one of your poison arrows and then look away. I'm going lift up his lower robes and get to work. That tree will grow back what I cut off, right? Well, let's find out...""WOAH WOAH WOAH! Come on man I know that's really bad but you've gotta believe me there's nothing you can do to me that's worse than what I've seen my colleagues do to people they *aren't* angry with. Just out the arrow down and accept my generous offer to take you there.">"No deal, I'm taking you in">"Fine but we're keeping you on a tight leash">"I don't trust you, It would be better to try and find the place based on the last place the merc remember visiting before they found you">"Sorry mage, I've gotta make good on my threats">write in
>>2324805That's a good joke.>"No deal, I'm taking you in"We can go back, heal up, stock up, and when the Captain finishes his interrogation we can go.
>>2324816>"No deal, I'm taking you in""Hey wait! Think about it! Once you take me to jail there's no going back! Those brutes don't listen to reason!"Merc Leader: "Hmph"Merc Summoner: "Uh sir? Could I please not go to jail? I promise I'll be good from now on"You round them up and begin to escort the captives back to Oakheart.Alright I'm done for today. Thanks for playing everyone. Seeker Quest will return in a week. See ya next time.
>>2324880Thanks for running!
>>2324319>Also, we still have a flight scroll. Is that a mistake or did we have two back then?Yeah I'm pretty sure that's a mistake thnx>>2324655>On a completely unrelated note, is Alina our gf or what?Not really, although I deliberately tried to give them little moments together. Really it's up to the players to "romance" her. I'm mostly happy to let the players waifu almost any character.No harem shit tho>>2324739>Identify that mystery wandyeah I should've been giving an option to identify it at every magic shop, my mistake honestly
>>2324898Gaddamn I missed itSeeker quest is chill as hell
>>2324898Hey boss, what were the stats of the merc leader? He seemed unusually strong and sturdy for a human race character that used regular weapons and armor.
>>2325167Merc Leaderstr 8dex 3con 10int 5cha 5per 4luc 5level: 6ac: 18hp: 100 (A level 6 with 10 constitution normally has 70 hp)DT: 10 (this value is subtracted from raw damage)DR: 35 (Damage is reduced by 35% after DT is subtracted)Hack: 110Feats:Toughness(2)He has 6 Damage Threshold and 35 Damage Reduction from his Iron Armour. His 2 ranks in the Toughness feat increased his DT to 10. Christof can't get the Toughness feat because his constitution stat is too low. Critical hits ignore both DT and DR unless a very low value is rolled on the critical table.
>>2325174Damn, no wonder he could dish out lots of damage and soak lots of physical damage like a sponge. How much until we can pick again the feat to expand the size of the party? We seriously need a offensive spellcaster to deal with physical powerhouses.
>>2325179>How much until we can pick again the feat to expand the size of the party?Level 6Alternatively just wait until Ulric dies
>>2325186Oh, that's like 3-4 completed major quests away. We will have to rely in ulric's criticals until then. And no bully the funny guy.
Hey sorry bout this but I'm gonna have to cancel the session. I feel bad that I'm doing this twice in a short time but I can't run today and I haven't even got an OP image, first image and opening post prepared.I *should* be able to run again next week.
>>2342382Yeah it's cool mite
>>2342382No worries man, it happens sometimes. Love you, no homo ... well, maybe a bit homo