A fantasy RPG
Previous Episodes: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=seeker+questCharacter Sheets: https://imgur.com/a/AUQv7Inventory + Spellbook: https://pastebin.com/s811YMmLYou're barricaded in one of Malgrave's old forgotten torture chambers.Taking some time to recover your strength.The soft pattering of rain and distant dripping can be gently heard.You decide to ask Alwyn if she can tell you anything about demons, I mean she *is* here to hunt them down.>"Do you know much about these demons, or why they might know who I am?"Lady Alwyn: "No, the demons we fought earlier were part of the rogue faction. I assume whoever created them knew you (or knew of you) are and told them about you. Have you met any greater demons or cultists in the past?">"I have not. And I have no idea why some random demon would know of me."Lady Alwyn: "Then who knows, I confess it does make me feel a bit suspicious of you.">"Trust in me, I am a man of honour! If not the rogues what about your quarry Al'gokoz, is there anything you can tell me about him?"Lady Alwyn: "Hmm? Well he conjures deadly throwing spears as his weapons and uses powerful evocation magic. I heard he also has the power to grant wishes to mortals, probably just hearsay.He's appeared a few times in recorded history, and he always becomes a massive problem if left to fester and cultivate an army of demons and cultists. It's best to smite him immediately. Which is exactly what I plan to do."She slaps you on the shoulder.Lady Alwyn: "I'm glad to have you and yours at my side."(By discussing Al'gokoz with Alwyn you have gained permanent bonus damage against him)...You've still got a little more time to kill before it's time to continue.You're tempted to talk with Larissa a little, since she's apparently taken such a huge interest in Ulric. But you decide instead to spend some time with Alina.You join her sitting on the rack.She smiles at you as you join her.Alina: "This place is pretty serene, uh, for a ancient dusty torture chamber that is. What's up Christof?">just talk about nothing>ask her what she thinks about Alwyn and her crew>ask her what she thinks about your current situation>compliment her on her recent work>pat her head>write in
>ask her what she thinks about Alwyn and her crew>compliment her on her recent workGood night dolomite you australian bastard
>>3636080>>3636177You lean in and hushly ask.>"What do you think of Alwyn and her party?"Alina briefly looks over her should and leans in.Alina: "I can't believe we just stumbled on a friendly party of adventurers. They're all women too, what's up with that!? I thought female adventurers were rare.I'm pretty suspicious of them. Especially her."She points to Larissa.Alina: "Warming up to Ulric like that, she's a predator that one.">"Feeling a little jealous?"Alina: "pfft. No.">"If they turn out to be tricksters we'll handle them"You suddenly feel a slight headache and dizziness, it lasts a few seconds and vanishes.Alina: "Are you alright?">"I'm fine, just a headache, hey nice work out there today. I know this is a difficult environment to cast in. And finding this place was really helpful."Alina: "Thanks! I try my best."Alina has gained a temporary +30 to her spellcasting attemptsIt's almost about time to get going. Anything you want to do before you head deeper into the castle?
>>3636182We could try some protection from evil spells, but otherwise I think we're ready to delve.
>>3636353You and Alina cast Protection from Evil on everyone.It protects from charm, possesion, and increases armour class!You unbolt the heavy doors and cautiously venture into the castle corridors.Deeper you delve into the East wing with your 8 allies. You find Cultists guarding the entrance to a barracks.Peeking corner you see them keeping watch. You suppose this must be the Cultists' base.There are only two of them but there's also a large loud looking gong that could summon reinforcements.One of thems unarmed too. Likely a magic user.Lady Alwyn: "Well? shall we charge in?">wat do?
>>3636492Damn, unless one of our team has something like Hold Person, I think we should try a combo of strategies.Have Christof swig the potion of minor speed and step out trying to "talk" to the two. Approach walking quickly and trying to distract them. Maybe asking them for help or directions? Stick to the left wall. Charge at full speed at the first sign of spellwork or moving to the gong. The charge signals the rest to full attack with ranged fighters moving to the right to fire and the others charging.
>>3636492>>3636564Also, if the gong gets rung, Alina should drop what she's doing and cast Hold Portal on that door until we paste these two.
Rolled 19 (1d100)You confirm your strategy with your teammates and swig a potion of minor speed.You step out to try to talk to the sentries but the very instant they see you approaching peacefully one of them raises the alarm.Your allies charge in to support you.Alina casts Hold Portal on the barracks doors. But she's already maintaining 4 Protection from Evil Spells, she needs a 50 or lower to succeed under all the strain.The two cultists get ready to fight, the unarmed one begins casting a spell.>You are in Combat!>You have 64/64 HPChoose your next four actions>Attack 60%>Flurry 50%>Power Attack 50%>Jab 95%>Defend>Called Shot>Counter Attack>Spell>Item>write in
>>3636676Welp, it was worth a shot.Target the cultist casting a spell. >>Jab 95%To try to disrupt the spell.Then crush him. >>Power Attack 50%>>Attack 60%>>Power Attack 50%
You charge in to Jab the Cultist to disrupt his spell. You get a quick strike on him for 18 damage before his friend can intercept you.Whatever he was trying to cast is interrupted by your concussive blow.The other cultist moves in shield high to protect her partner.You are sneak attacked from behind by Alwyn for 32 damage. Treachery!Lady Alwyn and her entire party have become hostile to you. And have positioned themselves behind you to block your escape route.Alwyn: "Sorry Christof, but this is as far as you go."Shawel: "Disgusting. Death to all betrayers!"Alina: "You animals!"Ulric: "Augh. My head.. spinning.."Footsteps come thundering down towards the door. A good thing Alina successfully held it.You start to feel the headache and dizziness again...Hard to focus...Your Int score has been temporarliy reduced by 4Betrayal! Queued actions cancelled.>You are in Combat!>You have 32/64 HPChoose your next four actions>Attack 60%>Flurry 50%>Power Attack 50%>Jab 95%>Defend>Called Shot>Counter Attack>Spell>Item>write in
>>3636927I know it.>ItemThrow the Toxin of Greater Weakness to Alwyn.>ItemUse the Rod of Enervation on Alwyn.>Power Attack 50%>Attack 60%
Alwyn and her girls shed their illusory disguises. They're all demons, all four of them. Terrific.You throw a Toxin of Greater Weakness at Alwyn. The liquid splashes her and is absorbed into her skin. Seems to effect her fine demon or not.You retrieve your Rod of Enervation and Zap her for 3 negative energy levels.An Ice Wall emerges trapping the spell casting cultist in a corner.Alwyn casts Dispel Magic on you removing your Protection From Evil.Cultist slashes you for 10 damageCultist pounds on the Ice Wall with his fists.You can hear enemies on the other side of the door banging on it and rapidly jiggling the handles.~You power attack Alwyn landing a solid hit for 38 damage.Alwyn casts Suggestion on you. Without your Protection From Evil and only 1 Int you fail to resist it.Alwyn: "You should shrug off your Protection From Evil buffs, so you can cast higher level spells."What a good idea! You do exactly that, Alina, Shawel, Ulric and Olin are no longer protected.Cultist slashes at you but misses.~You attack Alwyn hitting her for 24 damage. Destroying her physical form.Alwyn: "Ha.. you got me. But you've already lost."She fades away.Ulric approaches you from behind. He's been charmed! Or worse dominated. Possibly before the fight even started.Larissa: "Ulric! You have to stop Christof he's going to kill me!"Ulric: "no... can't attack Christof..."He reaches out and his hand glows with healing light. He heals you for 30 hp.He collapses unconcious. His Int has been reduced to 0.Alina casts Protection From Evil on you.Cultist Jabs you for 7 damageThe barracks doors swing open. The Hold Portal must of been dispelled.Four more Cultists step into the battle.Cultist: "Crush them all. Let none escape!"Alwyn is destroyed but her three friends are still a threat. One of them is pretty injured, Likely Ulrics doing before he lost his protection from evil.Another one is Paralysed! Must of been Olin's doing.There are 5 Cultists threatening you. and 1 trapped in the ice.Ulric is down and Alina has been injured.>You are in Combat!>You have 45/64 HPChoose your next four actions>Attack 60%>Flurry 50%>Power Attack 50%>Jab 95%>Defend>Called Shot>Counter Attack>Spell>Item>write in
gtg now, will do another update when I get back
>>3637011Our strength of numbers is fucked.I would grab Ulric and run, but I'm not sure how far we'd get or where to go. We should focus on the two demons that aren't paralyzed, push back the cultists, and then regroup.>Attack 60% Wounded demon>Power Attack 50%>Flurry 50%Remaining demon >Restoration Potion on Ulric(if it would help, otherwise attack)
>>3637224This, also tell Shawel to stall the cultists with ice walls as much as posible.
You immediately disengage the cultist and dash back to the rear to destroy the remaining Demons.You attack the wounded succubus Evys but she Defends you still do 14 damage to her.Shawel ditches her first Icewall and makes a second Icewall blocking the advancing Cultists.Alina hits Evys with a Holy Arrow, but it seems to be no more effective than a regular arrow. It does 4 damage.Olin casts Ghoul Touch on Larissa hitting her for 1 damage. She resists paralysis.The cultists demolish the Icewall with their weapons and advance to melee range.Larissa casts charm on Alina, but she resists the effect.Iliana recovers from paralysis!Iliana casts charm on Alina. She fails to resist its mind influencing effects.Alina: "w-wait! Don't hurt her!"~ You Power Attack Evys she Defends but is still slammed for 17 damage, her physical form gives out and she starts to fade.Evys: "Mortal fool. My mind will live on."Olin casts Ghoul Touch on Larissa, hitting her for 0 damage. She fails to resist paralysis.Shawel punches Iliana right in the mouth scoring a critical hit! doing 9 damage. Iliana resists Knockout.Alina: "Please, stop this! All of you"She casts Protection from Weapons[Blunt] on Iliana.Shawel: "STOP IT ALINA. They're not your friends, you've been BEWITCHED."Iliana casts Charm on Olin but he easily resists it.Larissa is paralysed and can't move.Cultist Sorcerer casts Haste on Iliana.The 5 Cultists with weapons begin furiously attacking doing 13 damage to you. 37 damage to Olin and 20 Damage to Shawel~Your target now has a defensive buff, you cancel you Flurry and re-evaluate your strategy.(The Restoration Potion fully restores your HP btw)>You are in Combat!There are:5 Cultists1 Cultist Sorcerer2 Succubi, 1 paralysed, 1 affected by protection from weapons and hasteAlina is CharmedUlric is UnconciousShawel is slightly injured and doesn't have a lot of offensive power (although her punch ignores Protection from Weapons and has decent critical potential)Olin is seriously injured and clearly looking for an opportunity to bail.>You have 32/64 HPChoose your next four actions>Attack 60%>Flurry 50%>Power Attack 50%>Jab 95%>Defend>Called Shot>Counter Attack>Spell>Item>write in
I think I'll start updating Seeker Quest in slow mode, instead of the session format. So update it once or a few times a day over the week.I prefer the session format for Seeker, but the quest would probably better off running gradually for now.Next update in a few hours!
It was the potions we drank, I knew it from the moment we got a slight head ache. If I was here yesterday this could have all been avoided.
Shit. This isn't good. Even if we're gonna win this we'll be roughed up.>Item (Potion of Group Healing)>Item (Greater Potion of Strength (Christof))>Power Attack 50%>Power Attack 50%If you guys got any better suggestions please go ahead, we need to make every effort to pull through
I think we should use our greater toxins but im not sure what they do specifically, what does the mind one do? Also what weapons are the cultists using?
>>3637845You throw toxins at people and they reduce primary attributes. The mind one lowers intelligence. Most attributes cause unconciousness of immobolization if reduced to zero, like what happened to Ulric.
>>3637872>ofI meant "or"
>>3637834We should use the Rod of Wind Wall to delay the cultist while we finish the demons. >Item (Rod of Wind Wall)>Item (Potion of Group Healing)>Item (Greater Potion of Strength (Christof))>Power Attack 50%And attack the paralyzed demon, the other one may run away or if she stays, Olin can try to paralyze her too.
I say protection from bladed weapons on shawl before she gets ripped apart, then group healing potion.Then greater mind fog toxin on a cultists to see its effects, I assume that as a crazy barbarion cultist they have low int already My only fear I's that I'm being too fancy and greater str potion to 1 shot all the cultists would be ultimately better
>>3637906Alright supportan this
>>3637906You already tried using a Wind Wall to stop the Cultists in an earlier battle. They walked through with some difficulty. They're already close enough to attack as well.>Also what weapons are the cultists using?2 Hacking 1 Pierce 1 Blunt 1 unarmed casterDon't forget: the magic here is weak; -30 to cast.
>>3637906Ok, this but attack the cultists instead of the succubi since we can 1 shot themOn a side note. I say throw the bag of rice on the ground to confound the demons.
>>3637834Going with this, last time i change my mind. throw the rice as a free action or not at all
>>3637941Oh okay I'm voting for my original vote then
>>3637906>>Item (Rod of Wind Wall)Nope.I tried it last time to no good effect.>>3637795>>3637834>>Item (Potion of Group Healing)>>Item (Greater Potion of Strength (Christof))>>Power Attack 50%>>Power Attack 50%Too sticky to bail.Gotta power through.
You throw the Potion of Group Healing, shattering it on the stone floor. A huge cloud of red mist erupts from the broken bottle enveloping the battle.You are healed for 20 hpShawel is healed for 18 hpOlin is healed for 20 hpLarissa is healed for 1 hpIlliana is healed for 9 hpThe cloud dissapates very quickly as it absorbs itself into all nearby living creatures.You drink a Greater Potion of Strength, your strength increases to 10!Alina successfully casts Protection From Weapons[Hacking] on you.Shawel casts Water Whip, pulling in the Cultist spellcaster to melee range.Illiana casts Charm on Shawel but she resists.Illiana casts Charm on Shawel but she resists.Larissa is paralysed and can't move.Cultist sorcerer casts Haste on Larissa.The Cultists attack, the ones wielding Hacking type weapons seem to not nottice or care that you've gained resistance to their attacks.You take 14 damageShawel takes 22 damageOlin takes 18 damage. Despite having worse injuries the previous turn, he drops dead!?~With your enhanced strength you Power Attack Illiana, she Defends and suffers 24 damage.Unwilling to attack her "friends" and unable to cast any more protection spells, Alina throws a potion of minor healing on you restoring 9 health.Shawel punches the Cultist Sorcerer in the eyes scoring a Critical hit! doing 14 damage. The Sorcerer is knocked unconcious and falls to the floor.Larissa is no longer paralysed!Larissa casts Charm on Shawel she fails to resist and is taken under the demonette's spell.Shawel starts looking around desperately to find a non-violent resolution to the battle.Larissa casts Charm on you but it's negated by the Protection From Evil Alina cast on you earlier.The Cultists all focus their attacks on you, doing 35 damage~Low hp, you cancel you Power Attack.Shawel positions herself between you and the attacking cultists and Defends.>You are in Combat!There are:5 Cultists1 Cultist Sorcerer2 Succubi, 1 affected by Protection from Weapons[blunt], both affected by HasteAlina is CharmedUlric is UnconciousShawel is CharmedOlin is dead>You have 12/64 HPChoose your next four actions>Attack 60%>Flurry 50%>Power Attack 50%>Jab 95%>Defend>Called Shot>Counter Attack>Spell>Item>write in
Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeit I don't think there is any way out of this. We're done forMaybe Dolomite will grant us some reprieve if I wrote a lengthy prayer to Edis, God of Chivalry? Cuz only divine intervention is gonna win us this
>>3643944If not, then I guess>Counter Attack (Attack)>Counter Attack (Attack)>Counter Attack (Attack)>Counter Attack (Attack)I don't think the cultists use anything else
>>3643944Time for some old time trickery with tents. Trow the 4 one man tents to the demons and cultits and a torch to ignite then, then run while gulping potions of healing.I bet Olin is faking his dead, that bastard. Maybe it is some negative energy thing, but I doubt it. We will avenge/rescue the others later.
>>3643944So it's 7 versus 1?Oye.We must embrace that oldest and noblest of Seeker traditions. I submit that here, now, that is what we all must do. We must fight... to run away.Shout out to Share and Alina that the we see that the fight is unnecessary and that we can resolve this peacefully, but you're worried about Ulric getting hurt before you calm the others down. Try to get them to pull Ulric away while we "Defend", a.k.a.:>>3644051>>Counter Attack (Attack)>>Counter Attack (Attack)>>Counter Attack (Attack)>>Counter Attack (Attack)Once Ulric clear, ice wall or (if Shawel won't) then cast Wall of Flaming Tent and super run away!
>>3644051This is what I was thinking
The unconcious sorcerers' Haste spells fade away.>"We don't have to fight, let's just grab Ulric and get out of here!"Shawel stops Defending and casts Water Whip. A watery tendril appears over her arm and stretches out, grabbing Ulric and reeling him in.Alina casts Protect on you.Illiana casts Suggestion on Alina but she resists.Larissa casts Suggestion on Alina.Larissa: "Ditch Christof's Protection From Evil Spell."Alina: "Okay!"She removes your Protection From Evil.Cultist tries to Attack Shawel but you [b]Counter Attack![/b] for 78 damage, knocking the Cultist down. The Cultist is killed by your attack.The four remaining Cultists attack Shawel for [red]59 damage[/red]Illiana: "Don't attack him! he's already Charmed! Get the one with the Cape!"~You're close enough to grab Ulric. With your enhanced Strength you could probably run away at a decent speed while carrying him. Shawel hasn't got the benefit of a strength potion but from what you can tell she's in top physical condition (Athletics: 100) she could probably get Ulric out. There's no way Alina can carry Ulric out of here.>You are in Combat!There are:4 Cultists1 Cultist Sorcerer Unconcious2 SuccubiYou have: Protection, Protection from Weapons[Hacking]Alina is CharmedUlric is UnconciousShawel is Charmed, and quite injuredOlin is dead>You have 12/64 HPChoose your next action>Attack 60%>Flurry 50%>Power Attack 50%>Jab 95%>Defend>Called Shot>Counter Attack>Spell>Item>write in
I'm thinking we need to obscure our escape, either by toxin of blindness or by flaming tent.But then chug a healing potion and grab Ulric to flee.We need Shawel alive.Alternatively, we could tank and counterattack while the others escape, but I don't trust that to work out.
>>3648003>>3649572>chug a healing potion>grab Ulric>flee while shielding escapeMaybe we can bottleneck them somewhere if they give chase.We're in a tough spot.
You down a Potion of Minor Healing healing healing you for 15 points.You grab Ulric and sling him over your shoulder. With your augmented strength carrying him around is child's play.>"RUN"You start sprinting away.Alina: "Sorry about this!"She throws a tent on Larissa. And starts retreating too.Larissa: "What the!?"The demon is entangled by the righteous power of the tent thrown over her head.Shawel joins the escape and casts Ice Wall in front of the enemies.The Cultists smash down the Ice Wall in seconds, but it's enough time to get a good head start. You've almost turned the cornerwhen Illiana casts Charm on you.The aching in your head has almost completely faded and the dizziness subsides as you resist the mental intrusion.You Int returns to normal.Roll 1d10 to resist the mind influencing spell.You need to roll your Int score or lower to succeed.Only first roll counts.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>3651553
>>3651678Finally something goes well in this fight.
>>3651553>>3651678Huzzah!Even charmed our team members are clutch. Now, if only we had the slightest idea of where to go now!
You shrug off the mind influencing spell and flee as fast as you can.Truly, mighty Edis must be watching over you.Illiana: "ACK they're excaping! Get them! Get them now!"Larissa: "Get this thing off meeee!"You turn a corner and sprint away, you don't dare look back but you can hear the Cultists chasing close behind.In the distance a cross-roads appears. You can take a ladder to the next floor up, which likely has undead wandering, the undead will try to attack you but will also attack the Cultists.There's also a room one the side, you could try to barricade the door, there's a good chance that there's no alternate exit to the room however.Or you could keep running and hope you lose them or better opportunities come up.A path to the left has what looks like some noxious slime decorating the corridor. The path to the right has what appears to be a smoking corpse of one of the Cultists.Better make your decision fast!>No time to think! Go with your gut! (Choose randomly, but if you need to roll to outrun the pursuers you get a bonus)>Take the left path>Take the right path>Barricade yourself in the room>Climb the ladder!>write in
>>3654899>>No time to think! Go with your gut!
>>3654899>No time to think! Go with your gut!
>>3654899>>Climb the ladder!We need to change some variables.Although, the acting fast thing is good option. I'm okay with losing if it happens.*no-whammy-no-whammy-stop!*
Rolled 4 (1d4)1 - Take the left path2 - Take the right path3 - Barricade yourself in the room4 - Climb the ladder!
>"Up the ladder! Quickly!"Shawel sprints ahead of you and with a great leap she reaches the middle most rung of the ladder and rapidly hoists herself to the top almost before you can reach the bottom of the ladder.Shawel casts Water Whip wrapping a tendril of water around Ulric. you allow Shawel to pull Ulric up to the top, freeing you to climb unburdened.You haven't shaken the Cultists yet, but you're losing them. As you reach the top of the ladder and peer over the edge you see 5 undead warriors, barring your path. You're trapped!The skeletons advance on you! but one of the undead holds up his hand and the undead soldiers stop in their tracks. Heeding the order as if they were still living warriors and commander.The Skeleton Knight peels a metal gauntlet from his bony hand and throws it before you, this undead is challenging you!? It flourishes its weapon and stands its ground, waiting for you to try and pass. The lesser undead take several steps back and stand their ground also.Alina is directly underneath you on the ladder and the distant sound of the running Cultists grows nearer.>what do?
>>3657748Drink the potion of regeneration and any other potion of healing if we have any left, then accept the duel.
>>3657798Agreed.Let's make it a quick duel.
>>3657798>>3658344>>3658457>>3661093You drink you last Potion of Minor Healing and Potion of Regeneration.The Skeleton just stands there. You feel pity for it. It must of been an honourable warrior once, now it's an abomination emulating the behaviour of its former self. Which makes it all the more dangerous, it probably retains all the combat skills it had in life.Shawel blocks off the ladder with an Ice Wall, you hear the clashing and chipping of a Cultist's weapon from below but only one can attack it at a time now. And while holding onto a ladder. With luck Shawel can hold them for a while.You prepare to duel your undead adversary.>You are in Combat!You are regenerating!>You have 34/64 HPChoose your next four actions>Attack 95%>Flurry 90%>Power Attack 90%>Jab 95%>Defend>Called Shot>Counter Attack>Spell>Item>write in
>>3661277>Spell (Protection from weapons [Blunt] on Christof)>Called Shot (Head)>Power Attack 90%>Power Attack 90%His skull is exposed, lets go all in!
>>3661357This.But>His skull is exposed, lets go all in!Is probably just a cosmetic choice without stat penalties.
The game mechanics are LAW they cannot be violated! One armour value for all body parts!Jokes: I declare this fag takes extra damage from called shots to the head because I say so.
>>3661357This. Skull smashing time!
You successfully cast Protection From Weapons[Blunt] on yourself.You regenerate [blue]3 health[/blue]Skeleton Knight Flurries you for [red]1 and 2 damage[/red].~You attack the skeleton's unarmoured head. He's an easy target compared to the Cultists and your blow connects doing 36 damage.You regenerate [blue]1 health[/blue]Skeleton Knight attacks your eyes scoring a [b]Critical hit![/b] doing [red]25 damage[/red].~You Power Attack the Skeleton Knight doing 28 damage, despite the considerable damage you've inflicted it shows no signs of slowing down.You regenerate [blue]6 health[/blue]Skeleton Knight Jabs you for 0 damage. His hammer crackles with dreadful emerald energy [red]halving your health from 16 to 8[/red]~You Power Attack the Skeleton Knight doing 34 damage, compacting his chestplate and audibly cracking his ribs.You regenerate [blue]2 health[/blue]Skeleton Knight Flurries you for [red]1 and 1 damage[/red] with the second blow his weapon unleashes the dread energy [red]halving your health from 8 to 4[/red]The knight has you on the defensive, smelling blood it starts attacking extremely aggressively to finish you.As you struggle to defend you see Ulric has woken.Alina and Ulric look like they could intervene any second now, if they do the other 4 skeletons will join in the fight as well.>You have 4/64 HPChoose your next four actions>Attack 95%>Flurry 90%>Power Attack 90%>Jab 95%>Defend>Called Shot>Counter Attack>Spell>Item>write in
>>3665545>Counter Attack (Flurry)>Called Shot (Head)>Called Shot (Head)>Called Shot (Head)Dol said he's starting to attack aggressively and flurry is his most used attack, so I think it's a safe bet
>>3665554Unless he's CONDITIONING you to Counter his Flurries so he can do a Counter Attack[Counter Attack]
>>3665557Everybody knows skellingtons are too stupid for that!
>Counter Attack (Counter Attack (Counter Attack))What about this HUH?
>>3665570If two combatants do Counter Attack[Counter Attack] to each other then a Counter Attack Mishap occurs, this has never happened in the quest before
>>3665545Do we still have the potion of restoration? If so, drink it. Retreat and let Alina and Ulric finish it, Shawel must keep the ice wall where it is.
>>3665545>>3665762>Do we still have the potion of restoration? If so, drink it.This is good, we need some breathing room.>>3661357I like your moxie, but we gotta get some HP.On the other hand, it'll be a bit of a waste of 32 HP if we drink it and he taps us for half our health.I say:>Power AttackHope we don't lose more than 3 HP, then >take that Restoration potionif he's still standing:>Power Attack>Called Shot to the headThat's my two cents.
Any health we recover he will halve the same turn. We need to bank everything on killing him in one swoop. And if we retreat he might interpret it as a breach of honor, this is a duel after all
You Power Attack the skeletal knight for 34 damage.The Knight attacks you for 0 damage. Green energy crackles in a burst: your health is halved to 2.Ulric: "Christof!"He steps forward to intervene but Shawel puts her arm in front of him.Shawel: "He wont lose."Alina: "But he's hurt!"~>"Stay back. I can handle this."You take out your last healing potion: the Potion of Restoration. No time to drink, You smash the glass against your chest, the blessed liquid splashes over you and seeps into the gaps in your armour, drawn to your damaged body like water to a sponge.Your stamina returns and you deflect the undeads assault knocking him back.You stand tall, your health fully restored.He tries to attack your eyes but misses.~You Power Attack doing 38 damage. This blow knocks the undead warrior to the floor.It's barely moving, still animate but no longer able to fight.You raise your hammer to terminate the undead.Alina: "Wait! I think this one is controlling the others. If you destroy it they'll go back to their normal behavior!"With a crunching and tearing sound a cultist breaks through the Ice Wall. He scrambles up the ladder with preternatural speed with his comrades immediately following.>"Run!"You dash past the skeleton guards, they make no attempt to stop you, or Alina, Ulric and Shawel.The Cultists try to follow but are blocked by the undeads' shields.The Skeleton Knight's bony hand grasps a Cultist's ankle. Time to duel.~For slaying your enemies and escaping the pursuing Cultists and defeating the Skeleton Knight.>You gain 3500 XP>You now have 55910>LEVEL UP>You are now level 11cont...
You run through a door and onto a balcony. Rain is falling in torrents and undead sentries spot you and rush to engage.Shawel blocks them and Ulric points upwards.Ulric: "We can climb this rubble up onto the roof!">"Good thinking, there weren't any skeletons on the rooftops."Your party climbs onto the tiled roof, water washing down the slopes.You find an empty room with part of it's roof missing a short distance from yourself. You carefully but quickly move over and descend into the room.Alina spots a single door and casts Hold Portal on it immediately.>"Hold still you three..."You cast Dispel Magic on all three of them removing their Charm effects.Ulric: "Shawel, you're really hurt, let me heal you"Shawel: "You have my thanks Ulric."Alina: "That was hectic, we lost Olin too.">"I think he's just playing dead. That's how he survived last time."Alina: "yeah he had Xs for eyes instead of empty circles, definitely fake."Shawel: "What is this room? I sense magic."She lights a torch and leaves it on a nearby sconce.You hadn't even thought about your surroundings in all the chaos. This square shaped room contains four statues with arcance carvings on their podiums.Alina: "Statues?">"These statues generate spells, they suck magic out of the air and produce magic spells, ready to be tranferred into a spellbook. These particular statues look like they can provide a selection of different spells when they're charged up."Shawel: "Ah, these contraptions must be responsible for the dry magic in the area, they've been sucking it up to generate spells."Ulric: "So can you power up your spellbooks with these things?">"No, when statues like this are ready to transfer a spell their eyes light up. Someone must have harvested them recently."Ulric: "What about this one?"He points to a statue lying under the missing roof, it's become quite weathered.>"Yes! This one is fully charged. And it holds Abjuration Spells."Pick one spell to add to your spellbook.>Explosive Runes (Level III) - Write down runes that explode when read>Magic Circle Against Evil (Level III) - Applies Protection from Evil to everyone in a circle.>Stoneskin (Level IV) - Increases your DT>Dismissal (Level V) - Banishes a summoned creature
>>3667385>>Dismissal (Level V) - Banishes a summoned creatureWe need a trump card against Sal.Also, I think I am missing the reference of the angel.
>>3667385>Dismissal (Level V) - Banishes a summoned creature
>>3667385>>Dismissal (Level V) - Banishes a summoned creatureHave to agree.>>3667414>I think I am missing the reference of the angel.I am pretty sure it's a reference to the Weeping Angels from Doctor Who. They're pretty badass.
>>3667414>>3667444>>3668283You add Dismissal to your spell book. Words of power flood from the angel statue's podium into your spellbook. A stream of spectral letters flow in.Alina: "I don't understand this new spell." >"A shared spellbook has limitations. This spell was too complex to create a formula that can be used by both of us. It seems you wont be able to cast this one."You check your equipment, no healing potions left. That could be a problem, but as ever you must forge onwards. You have Alina dismiss the Hold Portal and proceed through the d-Stalker: "You are Christof. I am to escort you to our lair.">wat do?
>>3669309Test out our dismissal spell
>>3669309We could, like, ask how it knows us, or who they are, or what their goals are, or who ordered them to take us, or how they knew where we were, or where their lair is. And *then* test our dismissal spell, if we want. Guys? If I lose, we should at least say something pithy and cool before casting.
>>3669346This.>>3671147No need to give that thing another opportunity to deceive us.
>>3671218>No need to give that thing another opportunity to deceive us.There is evidence that there really are two factions of "demons".*These* ones know us somehow, aren't attacking us, and seemed surprised that we were attacking them earlier.The enemy of my enemy is my friend.Just saying.
>>3671218>>3671498It very may well be that an ally of ours is fighting fire with fire....or it could be a previous enemy too.Not eager to be led anywhere like lambs.I'm just saying that we need information and support. Right now we are bottoming out on both.
Okay, someone roll a 1d100 dice to Dismiss this dude. Only First Roll counts, lower is better.
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>3671779
Abjuration = 100-50 from the Spell Level-30 from the EnvironmentYou need 20 or lower to succeed in casting this.You feel the spell almost working! But there's not enough magic in the air and you fail to power the spell. It fizzles uselessly.Stalker: "Your powers are weak, I don't know why the master concerns himself with you. We hold one of the key's you seek. Follow me now or find us in the West Wing on your own."He takes a few steps back and gets ready for your response.>write in
>>3672490"Wait a second">Smash the statues to restore magic to normal
There are probably other statues or similiar devices in the castle, if you destroy all of them the magic will only go back to normal gradually.
Well forget it then>Go with Stalker
>>3672490>>Go with StalkerCautiously
>>3672490Ask him who his master is, is it the blue wizard?
>>3673139Stalker: "Yes, he is a human wizard with blue robes, blue mage fire and a blue hat."Alina: "Salaman. What's he doing consorting with demons?"Stalker: "He doesn't tell us his designs, only our orders."
>>3673186>he is a human wizard with blue robes, blue mage fire and a blue hat.""Well, I trust demons claiming to follow Salaman's orders over pretty much any other demon, I suppose. That's not saying much, but we're low on options.">Alina: "Salaman. What's he doing consorting with demons?""I guess we'll just have to ask him."Take us to your leader, Stalker.">inb4 Ulric wildly misconstrues the meaning of "consorting" and works himself up considering the implications...