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It has been 100 years since ancient beings, known as the Old Ones, walked the Earth with their two strong feet. Now they are gone and we animals now rule the remains that they left behind. With our new knowledge of sword and sorcery, we were able to survive in peace for a while, but then came the three factions.
The Apes: Strong giants, claiming to be as just as the old ones and believe they should be the ones to rule over the new world.
The Pigs: An intellectual but slothful group who wish to rule the world with an iron hoof and remain kings while the others remained as dumb animals.
Then there the Lizards: A fast and large group that want to set the world a blaze. Trying to forget the harsh past that the old ones left.
All three sides wishing to go war and destroy one another to bring in what they believe to be true peace.
But, unbeknownst to everyone, there was another group. One that was trying their best to find a way to heal everyone. To bring back order.
You found it.... and now you are taking care of it.

A D&D Homebrew Adventure.

Previous Quests:https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Rise%20of%20the%20Awakened
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To join the game and create a character, please follow the instructions on the PDF.
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I'll be doing the racap tomorrow, just letting you all know I should be available.
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YEAH BABY!
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>>5664976
>>5665171
We're so fucking back.
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I'm betting 50 catbux on OP posting before Mog.
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Previously...
>A ton of shopping occurred.
>The meeting with Lanesboro which actually turned out to be Swift.
>Polymorph Magic
>Entering the deep dark forest.
>And Owlbears.
Will our heroes survive? We're about to find out as soon as the Owlbears make their move.
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>>5665220
>The Fire grows bigger.
>The Owlbears stare at you.
>Screeching softly.
>Ready to strike for you they all try to stare you down.
>The one on the left seems to have trouble staring at Mog.
>It soon switched it's focus on the other two.
>They soon slowly walk to the right avoiding the bright light and approach the prey in the more darkened area.
Kinny it is your turn.
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>>5665228
Okay, so since we have time before Mog hops in, I'm going to ask a couple of technical questions:
>If I hide on this turn and then attack on this same turn, will the attack reveal me to the owlbears?
>If I throw the lightning dagger at the closest of the owlbears, will the lightning strike at the copper shield instead? Asking for the current map situation exclusively.
If anything is unclear, just ask
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>>5665242
>If I hide on this turn and then attack on this same turn, will the attack reveal me to the owlbears?
Did this once with my own DM and he said yes, I would be revealed once I attack on the same turn.
>If I throw the lightning dagger at the closest of the owlbears, will the lightning strike at the copper shield instead? Asking for the current map situation exclusively.
If it hits your opponent then I say you are good and you hit only the owlbears, although if you miss then it might hit Mog.
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>>5665243
Okaay, and is the metal container like a regular shipping container? I was wondering if I can throw one of the daggers and then hop on it and use it as a hiding spot... although it looks like owlbears are taller than shipping containers o-0
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>>5665257
They are Large Monstrosities but they are probably the same size as Ursus. Maybe a tiny bit bigger.
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>>5665262
Ursus is like 7.5ft. That makes them about the height of a shipping container, could work.
But what about the metal shipping container on the map? Is it a shipping container or just some metal box?
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>>5665269
Yes. Made mostly out of steel.
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Rolled 18 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>5665228
"Ah shit, he brought friends and family!" Kinny cursed on the current state of affairs. He couldn't do much here that wouldn't start a fire or potentially endanger Mog's or his own fabulous fur. Thinking quickly, Kinny pulled out one of his old, perfectly unassuming daggers and threw it behind the closest owlbear's back, as to distract him and give his companions some advantage. The rogue then skittered to the huge metal container and clawed his way on the top of it, assuming a pancaked position to hide himself from the prying eyes of the grotesque predators.
>Rolling Dex to throw regular dagger (1/2) behind the owlbear to avert its attention from the group. Ideally also get the others' attention
This is a ~45ft throw, assuming one tile=5ft
>Moving next to the shipping container, climbing on top of it
11+(8*2)ft
>Cunning Action to Hide
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>>5665289
Roll for damage.
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>>5665293
Damage? On a distraction throw?
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>>5665296
You did end up hitting the one owlbear near your target.
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Rolled 1 (1d4)

>>5665298
Understandable, sorry for questioning.
>1d4, Piercing
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>>5665302
I can imagine this was an equivalent of stepping on lego. Except it's a dagger that stabbed it in a kidney and caused a thundering squeak.
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I'm here.
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>>5665289
>The electric dagger hit the ground slashing the owlbear on it's way.
>The dagger then bursts into a small ball of bright electricity,
>Hitting the owlbear and causing him to flinch from the bright light.
>It may have done little damage but it caught him off guard.
>Causing him to flail around as well.
Ursus it is your turn.
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>>5665308
my brother in christ
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>>5665210
I was actually here 38 minutes before Ursus posted during some late night browsing but I figured he wouldn't be around for another 5 hours. So I just went back to sleep.

>>5665228
Ah, I see, they are adverse to bright light. Standing near the fire is actually good for us, or at least being backlit by it. Throwing some flame daggers would also be advantageous I think. Not like we live in this forest anyways.
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>>5665309
Forgive me I am very off today.
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>>5665309
To be fair, he was probably confused on why you thought throwing a regular dagger would distract the owlbears when they already sense prey. It isn't like throwing a rock near an NPC from around a corner in a video game. Though good rolls solve all issues and you rolled well, so I dunno?
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Ursus?
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>>5665171
Your turn.

>>5665312
Eh, it's just that I have no idea how to communicate my actions any more clearly. But then againm I also know how it is to have mind slip over details.
>>5665313
I treat it like video game for the purpose of keeping my sanity and getting some enjoyment out of it. And if you're gonna go into details about senses and what not...
>turns in D&D take a few seconds of real time
A sudden noise from the bushes as metal hits the stone could distract those glorified mice-grinders for those few seconds, giving you a turn of opening.
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>>5665321
True. Though in 2nd edition I think turns were a minute long each.

Maybe Ursus had something come up, or maybe he was posting just before sleeping or something. He should be around eventually, he usually is around this time give or take an hour or two. We know he knows the new thread is up and the session is today.
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>>5665308
>>5665318
>>5665332
Maybe we should let Mog take his turn first? That way it will be faster.
Sorry for stalling, btw. It took longer than expected to collect my shit. Void bless the actually good D&D turn tutorial that actually saved me time.
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>>5665336
We'll say Ursus' action came before Mog's

>>5665332
Mog go ahead and make a turn real quick,
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Rolled 12 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>5665338
Mog understood immediately. Their mad dog stares, averted gazes when they tried to glance his way. It wasn't his intimidating majesty, it was the flames. Best keep the flames close, but not too close.

It was tempting to fling a flame dagger their way, scare them off. But no, they weren't packed tight enough to be worth it and they'd just be back another night if they weren't finished here.

Prying a javelin free of his pack, the paladin hurled the steel shaft high into the air, the projectile arcing down towards the left-most owlbear, a rabid howl invoking the Goddesses' wrath following it from Mog's throat.

>Move 20 feet north so I'm in range for a javelin without disadvantage.
>Throw a javelin at the left-most owlbear. Use lucky if it is a miss, Divine Smite as well. (Roll)
>Move 10 feet south
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>>5665347
You hit roll for damage.
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>>5665347
Ursus readies his blade for when the avians crash into us
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Rolled 2 + 4 (1d6 + 4)

>>5665338
>>5665347
>Rolling javelin damage first before divine smite damage.
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Rolled 4, 1 = 5 (2d8)

>>5665349
>Divine Smite damage
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>>5665350
It's your turn buddy, you don't have to wait for them to charge into us.
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>>5665350
Go ahead and do your turn Ursus,
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Rolled 14 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>5665354
Nice
Ursus raises up with his axe using his Frame as a fulcrum he chops forward
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Rolled 6 + 1 (1d6 + 1)

>>5665359
Damage
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>>5665359
Roll for damage.
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Rolled 4 + 1 (1d4 + 1)

>>5665360
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Huh max damage for a non critical nice 12 damage in total 4 frost 6 piercing
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>>5665359
You're using your ax? Or did you mean the war hatchet which is d8+strength. You also have Frostbane with 1d6 physical +1d4 frost damage and freeze on crits. Not trying to backseat game, just wanted to remind you in case you forgot.
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>>5665360
>>5665364
Very nice. Ah, I see you are using Frostbane.
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>>5665361
>>5665360
>>5665369
The roles are weird when they roll so I have to do em separately btw the extra 2 damage comes from my own strength
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>>5665372
No, I understand that different die sizes have to be rolled separately. I meant >>5665359 says you use your axe, so I got confused. It's all clear now. Lets hope the owlbears are pushovers, we are fairly tanky with our AC, but our health pool isn't that high.
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>>5665376
If we have too we will cycle between each other depending on how badly we are damaged
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Rolled 15 + 7 (1d20 + 7)

>>5665350
>>5665359
>>5665360
>>5665364
>Ursus charged forward to the owl to the left and began to swing his the Frostbane at the mighty owlbear.
>Using his strength he was able to 12 damage to the owlbear, damaging it good.

>>5665347
>>5665351
>>5665352
>Mog soon followed.
>Throwing his Javelin at the owlbear with the blessing of his Moon Goddesses'.
>Doing 11 damage to the beast as the javelin stick into it.
Mog immediately moved back a bit.

>This owlbear is now fucking pissed.
>The owlbear on the left soon makes its strike and try to hit Ursus with it's mighty claws.
Rolling for hit,
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>>5665376
Not sure what's the confusion about, but Frostbane was never determined to be a sword or an axe for all this time. I have found some guy's fan content, where it was an axe. So that's what I drew on the image from last thread.
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>>5665382
Hit roll damage
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Rolled 7, 3 + 5 = 15 (2d8 + 5)

>>5665382
forgot pic.
>The owlbear managed to deal a blow to the bear.
>Hitting him with its mighty paw.
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>>5665386
I’m now down to one be aware
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>>5665386
Ursus is not a health tank
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>>5665390
You have 10 health potions
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>>5665381
If we can get them to focus on only one of us at a time then yeah, that'd be a good idea.

>>5665383
I vaguely remember it being called a sword in some prior thread, but I could be mistaken. The frostbane in this game probably has no relation to any number of other fantasy weapons called frostbane in any number of other franchises or OC works.

>>5665386
They have multi-attack claws + bite if I recall correctly. This is why I was worried about our health, we have the AC but not the HP to tank them.
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>>5665389
>>5665393
Yep
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Rolled 18, 2 + 7 = 27 (2d20 + 7)

>>5665386
>The Flames grow bigger.
>The most further south owlbear soon starts traveling more south.
>As it tries to go after Kinny.
>The other owlbear soon tries helping it's injured partner by helping it fight the bear using it's strong beak.
>But as soon as it sees the bright light it starts panicking.
>Feeling as though it's eyes are suddenly having trouble seeing.
>Still it tries to bite the injured bear.

>>5665393
Only using one attack. You guys are still level 2, going to make it a bit easier on you.
Rolling with disadvantage to hit.
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>>5665392
We can't afford to hold back, this should be a moderately challenging fight. Each one has 59 HP, easily manageable when it is 3vs1 but with 3 on the field it will probably take a full turn or more if we each focus them down one by one. Meanwhile they can potentially kill each one of us in 1 turn. I'd use your thrown lightning daggers if I were you, just be careful not to strike one near me, lest you fry me.
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>>5665397
Miss
Thanks
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>>5665399
>The Owlbear misses.
>Thankfully eating nothing but air as it continues to blindly bite.
Kinny it is your turn.
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>>5665395
If your worried about dying then next turn you should drink a health potion and back up near the fire, they seem to hate the light. With the health from the potion you should be able to tank an opportunity attack. If they gang up on you and KO you then I can revive you with my Lay on Hands ability so that you can run/fight afterwards.
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>>5665393
I searched all posts that mentioned Frostbane and didn't see it being referred to as anything. In my mind it was also a sword, but I went looking for source material, which I found none of. Instead there was a third-party page I found for Frostbane that looked great and like it was taken straight out of D&D book so I went with it.
>>5665398
You have your OWN lightning daggers, why not use them? And I was really just waiting for you to throw the shield away.
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>>5665402
Action surge /second wind is the plan
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>>5665397
Okay.

>>5665404
Ah, I see a fanwork. Well, it is a common fantasy weapon name.

I probably will use them if Ursus backs off and we start a ranged fight by skirmishing near the fire. If not, then I need the AC if I go up to fight alongside Ursus or heal him.
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>>5665406
Ah, okay, good, I forgot you were a Fighter. We should be gucci then.
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>>5665410
Don’t forget I took setinal feat
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>>5665413
They touch you I get a free opportunity to strike
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>>5665413
>>5665414
In that case I have a plan. I'll throw my shield away temporarily and move nearby but not next to you and start throwing lightning daggers at them. If they move away from you to get to me then you'll hit them and prevent them from leaving that space.

>>5665397
Are you still doing the owlbear's turn or is it Kinny's turn now?
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>>5665418
It’s kinny’s turn
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Rolled 18, 16 + 6 = 40 (2d20 + 6)

>>5665397
"Ah fuck, I'm so gonna regret this." Kinny looked at the situation on the battlefield and decided to focus on the single beak-headed goliath near him. He withdrew a lightning dagger, aimed it at the owlbear to his right and threw it with all his tiny might, before jumping off of the metal container and repositioning.
>Throwing LIGHTNING Dagger at the owlbear to the right. Rolling Dex with advantage from hiding
>Moving north
>Cunning action to hide behind a barrel
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>>5665418
YESH
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>>5665421
FANTASTIC
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>>5665421
You hit roll for damage.
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Rolled 1, 1 = 2 (2d4)

>>5665421
Rolling Piercing + Lightning, wait for 1d6 from Sneak Attack
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Rolled 3 (1d6)

>>5665428
Amazing rolls
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Rolled 4, 3, 1 = 8 (3d4)

>>5665428
>>5665429
WAIT FUCK I'M RETARDED, 3 more for lightning.
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>>5665421
>>5665428
>>5665429
>>5665430
A total of 13 damage
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>>5665421
"H-hey!? Wha'dya think your doin' you little rascal?" Mog exclaimed.

Kinny, the feline fiend, the showoff, running circles around him and between his legs. What a smug little daredevil he was. And...he disappeared behind the oil barrel. Not what Mog would've done if he were a cat, that's for sure. The fire was spreading towards it and Mog didn't want to be nearly as close as Kinny was to it when it caught fire.

>>5665419
Your turn again
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>>5665428
>>5665429
>>5665421
>This owl bear seems really tough at the moment.
>Mostly due to the fact it's literally tanking hits.
>Must be an alpha.
>Though it does not matter what rank it is now.
>The lightning you crackled on to it now makes this fucker blind as a bat.
>As it now swings its strong arms blindly into the air.
Ursus it is your turn.
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Rolled 3 + 2 (1d10 + 2)

>>5665433
Ok
Rolling for second wind
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Rolled 5, 14 = 19 (2d20)

>>5665436
Going for two hits on the already hit one
Add a plus 4
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Rolled 5 + 1 (1d6 + 1)

>>5665442
Add 2 for strength damage
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Rolled 4 (1d4)

>>5665444
+the piercing damage
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>>5665437
Ursus strikes the the owl bear again focusing on taking one opponent at a time
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>>5665432
>>5665430
Should have waited. Sorry for being stupid like that as well.
>That Owlbear is now in immense pain.

>>5665437
>>5665442
>>5665444
>>5665446
>Ursus used his skill to recover a bit of of health.
>It helped a bit.
>He then goes for the fucker that slashed him.
>Though he had trouble lifting the Frostbane with the first hit, he was able to get the second hit.
>Doing ten damage on the injured beast.
>Not dead yet but getting close.
Mog it is your turn.
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>>5665448thats the end of my turn
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Rolled 2 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>5665453
"Later Kinny, I don't wanna be around when that oil barrel goes up in flames. I'm tossing my shield, feel free to use your lightning daggers." Mog said by way of goodbye.

The grass rushed by beneath his feet as he sprint forward for a flanking position where the assailants would be easy to hit without hitting Ursus.

As he dashed around the tree he came up upon the screeching beast's back. Now was the time. He tossed his shield. Then, with care he took one of the explosive lightning daggers out and aimed for the wounded hybrid.

>Move 5 feet northeast, 15 feet east, 5 feet northeast, then finally 5 feet north.
>Toss my copper shield 20 feet east.
>Throw a lightning dagger at the already injured owlbear fighting Ursus. (Roll) Will use lucky if I miss.
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Rolled 1 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>5665465
>Rerolling with Lucky.
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>>5665465
Hiss hiss
>>5665468
Keke
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Rolled 4, 1, 4, 4, 2 = 15 (5d4)

>>5665468
That is EVEN worse. I can only presume it explodes or I somehow hit Ursus or that it starts a forest fire. This is why I use javelins and not daggers, lmao. Wolves weren't meant to be rogues.

>Rolling for damage.
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>>5665473
Oh no...and the damage rolls are good too.
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>>5665468
Oh no
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>>5665465
>>5665468
>Mog tries throwing the knife like his nimble cat friend does...
>Only to drop it on the floor by accident.
Mog... make a dex save. Take half damage if you succeed beating a 16.
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>>5665465
>>5665468
>>5665477
"You're holding it the wrong way you i- OH NO NO NO"
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Rolled 20 - 2 (1d20 - 2)

>>5665477
Will use lucky if I fail, since this KOs me if I fail.
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>>5665481
YO
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>>5665476
>>5665478
>>5665477
>>5665481
Our worries were for naught, NAT 20 BABY! Not bad for an old wolf with a bum leg. Clearly the lightning all goes to ground and I am relatively unharmed, save for my ego and some paw burns.
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>>5665485
>fumbles and drops the EMP dagger
>panic settles in, just sits down on the dagger, eyes closed, paws crossed
>the immense might blocks the electricity from ever seeing the light
this is NOT how you dodge
what in the FUCK
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>>5665489
What is with today
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Rolled 1 + 7 (1d20 + 7)

>>5665481
I'll give you something for that crit.
>The aura around you as you saw your dagger drop only formed two words.
>"Oh Fuck!"
>Somehow with his bum leg Mog managed to immediately hop his way out of the field of Lightning,
>Jumping to the nearest owlbear and kicking him in the field itself.
>Taking all the 15 lightning damage for you instead.
>Blinding it further in the process.

It is the owlbears' turn.
>The one close to Mog and Ursus begins to swipe at Mog.
Rolling to see if I hit.

>>5665492
Sorry for being slow.
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>>5665489
>Whistles distractingly nonchalantly, hoping nobody notices that mistake.
>My sheer strength pushes the electrons back into the earth, averting catastrophe.
>Wolf flex. Praise the Moon!
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>>5665492
It exists. Tomorrow, we're gonna be stardust.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGU7_VEqhL8
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>>5665494
Setinal activates
When a creature makes an attack against a target other than you (and that target doesn't have this feat), you can use your reaction to make a melee weapon attack against the attacking creature.
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>>5665494
LMAO, guess the owlbear I kicked into the dagger isn't the only one that is blind, with rolls like that he may as well be as blind as the other two.

>>5665492
I think you get a sentinel hit because the owlbear attacked me instead of you.
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>>5665500
>>5665494
>The owlbear fucking fails.
>Instead leaving itself prone on the ground.
Ursus roll only for damage, it does double.
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Rolled 9 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>5665500
You should keep your eyes on me roars the bear
>>5665502
YESH
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Rolled 4 (1d4)

>>5665504
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Rolled 4 + 4 (1d6 + 4)

>>5665505
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>>5665500
"Nobody beats my dog unless it's fucking me" -Ursus
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>>5665507
>>5665510
In total 12*2 =24
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Rolled 5, 18 = 23 (2d20)

>>5665505
>>5665507
>>5665510
>>5665513
>Ursus destroys the owlbear after giving out his mighty roar.
>Splitting the monstrous beast in half with his frostbane.
>Removing another threat from the battlefield.
>Soon you notice it getting a bit hotter.
>Too hot.
>You then notice the Barrel of the black oil catching fire.
Everyone make a Dex Save.
Pray you get a 16.
+1 for the Owlbears.
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>>5665513
>>5665511
Kinny's turn then? Since the Owlbear's turn just ended in failure? Or do they still have moves that haven't been processed yet?
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Rolled 10 - 3 (1d20 - 3)

>>5665516
I’m not built for dex at all
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Rolled 5 - 2 (1d20 - 2)

>>5665516
Oh fuck. This is why I moved away! I thought I'd be far enough away...

>Rolling dex, will use lucky if I fail.
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Rolled 1 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>5665516
Me too?
>>5665518
Ursus is built for food and violence.
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Rolled 13 - 2 (1d20 - 2)

>>5665516
>Rerolling with lucky, my last usage I think.
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uhhhhhhh
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>>5665520
You're right next to it, of course you too silly. Guess it's your turn for the sudden crit fail, with how things are going everyone is gonna crit fail at least once this battle and trip over themselves.

>>5665518
Neither of us are, we're clumsy unlike Kinny most of the time.
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>>5665521
Nevermind, I checked, this is my 2nd usage actually, I still have one left.
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>>5665518
>>5665519
>>5665521
>>5665520
>>5665516
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CFLFbvtb4M
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Rolled 17 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>5665516
>>5665520
>>5665529
I reroll with Lucky.
>>5665525
Oh fuck I skimmed over that post because I thought it was for the fucking Owlbear Christmas Ultra Combo Attack or something. FML.
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>>5665529
Let’s see if bears can fly
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>>5665531
Just ask russian astronauts, really.
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>>5665532
Cosmonauts* technically.
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Post an explosion, Mog.
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>>5665534
Brave spessmen of the communist union.
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Rolled 7, 1 = 8 (2d10)

>>5665530
>>5665520
Kinny let's start with you first.
>Kinny soon notices something burning.
>He turns around to see the oil tank has caught on fire.
>Why he chose to stand next the oil tank was anyone's guess,
>Unfortunately for him he barely had time to react.
>Still it was best for him to at least try.
>He immediately begins to run a few good only for the barrel to explode right behind him.
>Sending him a few feet North.
>The poor kitty soon lands on the ground.
Kinny you receive half the damage from the explosion
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>>5665535
FIIIIIINNNE
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>>5665531
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>>5665542
>>5665538
Kinnymeister's turn now? And same damage for all of us? Even if we were further away and behind a tree?

One can only hope to avoid as much damage as possible when you are level 2 and a stiff breeze can knock anyone over
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>>5665542
>>5665547
>>5665549
"...aaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!"
With landing gear fully deployed, Kinny crashlanded succesfully and then proceeded to cartwheel through the dirt for a couple meters before finally coming to a stop.
Do I have to waste an action to get up or something, lmao.
>>5665550
I wonder if Einstein is still alive...
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Ooooh, maple leaves, yep, we're definitely in Canada all right.
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Rolled 6, 6, 5 = 17 (3d6)

>>5665542
>>5665518
>>5665519
>>5665521
>Meanwhile three other figures were not too fond of what was about to happen to them either.
>As the barrel explodes, shrapnel begins to be thrown everywhere.
>The metal shards heads towards most everyone.
>They start slashing the hell out of you.
Kinny and the far away owlbear take half and the rest of you and an owlbear take the full damage.

>The last owlbear soon start to get his vision back.
>He sees there is too much light and begins to run the hell out of there.
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>>5665552
"T-ten point landing Kinnster." Mog said in between hacking out his lungs from all the smog and tar in the air.

Getting up is movement, not an action I think, so no you're fine, I think it just takes half your movement to get up. Einstein is in your pocket so he might be fine, if not then a quick sip of a healing potion or my healing will bring him back up as long as we do it soon.
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>>5665555
Ursus is down as sharpnel shreds the rest of his health pool and he in response collapses
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>>5665555
I'm pretty sure that straight up kills the entire party.
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>>5665563
Don’t forget the npc’s
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>>5665563
>>5665555
Well, no, actually, Kinny taking half of both the explosion and shrapnel is actually still up, because he has 15 HP, same as me. So I and Ursus go down, Kinny is still up. Plus the hirelings and Maggie could still save us hypothetically.

Yeah, okay, we're fine.
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>>5665566
Yeah, I remembered, I just meant us. We're fine.

>>5665555
>Owlbear runs away.

Noooooo, my precious XP packet.
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>>5665559
Do I roll death saves or do I wait for someone to resuscitate
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>>5665566
>>5665552
We are in danger if that owlbear that didn't flee is still alive though, it may be blinded and panicked for a bit, but Kinny will have to watch out if he wants to revive us. Honestly might be worth popping an invisibility potion just to be safe while healing us.
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>>5665549
>>5665553
Oh fuck this actually made me laugh.
>>5665557
"THankS." Kinny murmured through the dirt and scratched his burned ass. Damn, were his ears RINGING now. Fucking barrels. "Einstein, hang onto something, we're almost done here!"
>>5665563
I will survive with 2-3HP
>>5665568
...yes.
>>5665569
"GET that motherfucker, Mog!"
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>>5665572
Should be Kinny's turn, I think we roll death saves on our turn. At least one of us should get revived by Kinny this turn hopefully.
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>>5665574
...wait-what potion? Also who should revive who, who's dead, what is what? What.
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>>5665552
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUTe2ndjRew

>>5665559
>>5665563
>>5665568
>Your vision is now blurry everyone's head is now hurting.
>You clearly were not expecting this to happen.
>Soon you feel as if you're all about to pass out...
>Still there is one other owlbear that's still next to you.
>Still standing.
>Bad thing to happen.
>You see it limping.
>Slowly approaching you.
>Only able to move about 5 feet due to it's injury.

Kinny it is your turn.
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>>5665575
>>5665555
There was a snap-hiss of supersonic shrapnel and a soft 'whumpf' as it impacted. Mog wasn't sure if he'd been hit at first. Then he felt it, it felt like he'd been punched, then a sharp pain from the middle of the numb area. He kept moving.

"Yeah, I'm on it Kinny, back me u-oouh..." Mog started to say as he turned to run after the cowardly freak of nature. Then his vision started swimming and his balance left him. He remembered the sight of maple leaves as his vision whirled like waves and he fell sideways into unconsciousness.
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Is ANYONE still alive? If not, I'm leaving with my money and starting a new life.
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>>5665580
I bought 4 invisibility potions (they do exactly what it says on the tin) and gave one to you and Ursus. It does what it says. Ursus and I are unconscious from the shrapnel >>5665555 here, 17 damage to us. The owlbear is still alive and gonna finish us off. We need you to revive us with healing potions. Because the owlbear is still alive, I posited that it would be wise to pop the invis potion so that you aren't killed by the owlbear and then heal us. Maybe also call for Maggie before you do, just in case it KOs you, that way we have a backup plan where the NPC saves us.
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Though, to be fair, QM did say here >>5665494 that it was blinded further than it already was. So if it attacks anyone it should have disadvantage at the very least.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHwVBirqD2s
>literally me as I quietly leave everyone and make my way away from Canada
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>>5665583
Death saves
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>>5665595
kek

It's your turn buddy. Game over if you do actually leave for real though.
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>5665599
Dang it didn’t roll
Attempt 2
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>5665583
>>5665599
I'll roll my first one, since Kinny can only revive one of us this turn.

If he revives me though then I can revive you with my own healing. Likewise if he heals you then you can feed me a potion.

>Death save, 1st of 3.
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>>5665604
:o
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>>5665604
HOLY SHIT, you get back up. Nat 20 on death saves mean you revive, yes?
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>>5665604
That's going to get you up with 3 HP once Kinny does his turn.

>>5665605
You get one Death Save.
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>>5665606
I get in between the bear and mog
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>>5665609
? Are you just noting that I succeed on my death save or are you saying that you have a houserule where we only get 1 deathsave instead of 3?
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>>5665614
I meant you get 1 on Death Save.
First Success. Probably should have word that better.
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>>5665617
Yes word
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>>5665595
You still here Kinny? Or did you actually leave IC for real lmao?
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>>5665622
I'm leaving, yeah. Cya all. *checks the bag for coin*
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>>5665624
lmao.

>>5665612
Up to you to feed me a potion buddy.
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>>5665583
"-it fuck shit fuck SHIT" mumbled Kinny as he struggled to move remove his face from the sand. "FUCK." He had to MOVE. Once he skittered over to his companions, he noticed the bear was still conscious, but Mog wasn't so lucky... and the threat was still looming over them both.
>Get up for half movement
>Make my way over to my shrapneled subordinates
>Pop the Health Potion and fill Mog with it
>Yell at the owl bear "WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU GAWKING AT YOU PIECE OF BIRD SHIT" to get his attention
>Dodge next attack the owlbear makes (disadvantage+contesting dex roll)
This would be... move, interaction, speech and action.
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>>5665624
okay Ursus it's your go.
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>>5665627
Is the owl bear still coming our way? If not feed potion to mog
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>>5665627
If it’s still coming my way roar at it with frost bane and rage
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>>5665628
Kinny is already do it, and yes that Owlbear is still near you.
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>>5665625
>>5665627
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Rolled 16 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>5665629
I’m not a barbarian of course so I make a swing at it
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>>5665635
Roll for damage.
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Rolled 2 (1d6)

>>5665635
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>>5665627
>>5665628
He was joking. If he really wanted to leave he would've left me for dead back in the vault when he was the only one alive aside from Bobby. Though I did think he was gonna do something else aside from give me a potion after his jokes about leaving. Your turn either way Ursus.
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Rolled 3 + 2 (1d4 + 2)

>>5665637
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>>5665640
8 points of damage
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>>5665639
What else could I do? I thought you 2 were done for and I couldn't possibly attack the owlbear (it would do approximately fuck all and cause me to get slapped back into skyrim) so I decided to buy time.
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>>5665634
Smug cat...

>>5665635
If only unnatural 20s slowed since the nat 20 is a freeze.
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>>5665645
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>>5665635
>>5665638
>>5665640
>>5665629
>>5665642
>With a bit of strength you have Ursus had left, Ursus takes the Frostbane and delivers a blow to the fowl monster.
>The beast then looks down at you, face to face.
>Muzzle to Muzzle as you both stare down at each other.
>The bigger beast's glowing large yellow eyes staring at you unblinkingly.
>Then suddenly...
>The life in it's eyes' begins to fade away.
>It slumps over to your shoulder.
>Then dies as the last of its blood drops to the floor.
>It seems you are all safe now.
You all gained 2100 EXP.
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>>5665644
It is fine, I wanted the potion. I just thought you had something else in mind after joking about leaving. Taking the question seriously though, if Ursus was still down hypothetically, then you could do as I mentioned and pop a invis potion and then heal us. Alternatively you could go get Maggie. If you wanted to fight the owlbear then you could climb a tree and throw daggers at it. You could also try and lure it away with some food or something. Since this is a TTRPG you have lots of options that can't be done in a more restrictive format like a video game.
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>>5665650
Ursus is a pin cushion right now with many bits of metal shrapnel poking out,
Ursus collapses bleeding out still
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>>5665651
If I used action/interaction to use one potion and then deliver the second one, then I would have nothing left to distract that piece of shit from attacking one of you. I actually started off by writing that I use the invis potion, but changed it completely once I realized that.
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>>5665653
I’m not sore and to be honest it would have fit right with your character so no hard feelings
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>>5665649
D'aaaaaww

>>5665650
Sound and sight came back to Mog just as the heavy impact of the owlbear hitting the forest floor sounded out.

Drawing his sword in alarm he stood up, only to come face to butt with Ursus. Looking around he took in the situation, then sheathed his sword.

Doing a full circle he saw Kinny prancing about with a bottle in paw. He walked over to give him a lick or two.

"Thanks for the save buddy, again." He said, somewhat bashfully. That was twice now he owed Kinny his life
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Think we should stop for today? Or keep going I’ve got some things
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Rolled 2, 1 + 4 = 7 (2d4 + 4)

>>5665653
Unlike in older edition of DnD, 5e uses weird rules called death saves. We roll a flat d20 and if it is 10 or above we get a success, below and we get a fail. Nat 20 revives us, getting three successes means we are stable and not dying but unconscious, three fails means we die. If the owlbear attacked one of us then it would merely give us two fails on a death saving throw instead of outright killing us, with multiattack it could outright kill us, but it was probably still blinded, so it would have disadvantage. Like I said though, your action was fine, I actually prefer it. No worries.

>>5665652
Seeing Ursus collapse Mog went over right away and lay a gentle paw on his forehead. Pale moonlight emanated from his paw and his ministrations took hold. Threads of light knitted the bear champion's wounds back together, slowly but surely.

>Lay on Hands Ursus for 10 HP.
>Rolling my HP recovered from healing potion
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>>5665673
We can keep going, I've still got time, and it is about 3 hours before we usually stop.
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Gimme like 30 minutes, I need to finish something real quick.
>>5665652
>>5665665
"It's alright, just.." Kinny endured the licking. "Right. I need to check up on something and you should check up on Ursus, he's barely breathing. And don't forget to get your shield back." The cat ignored his own bruises and looked inside his backpack, stashing the empty bottle for later and looking for one small mouse.
>>5665650
"Einstein? Are you alright?" Kinny asked the pocket resident.
>>5665673
I'd prefer we continue, just to get as much done as we can (that last thread was extremely slow), but that said, you don't have to stay for the entire session if you have to go. Me and Mog will make sure you don't miss out on anything important.
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>>5665674
Slowly rising shapely as bits of metal shrapnel push out and bone fractures knit together Ursus caught bloody as some of the damaged bits of organs that where healed flemly ejected out of his mouth and a few bear moans of pain as he slowly gets fully up
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>>5665683
What happened?
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>>5665684
What caused that explosion and can we please not repeat
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>>5665650
>>5665673
>>5665653
Holy shit, I just did the math, we are level 4 now. We straight up skipped through level 3 up to level 4. At the end of session 3 we had 750 XP, with 2100 XP from this battle we are now level 4 since the threshold for that is 2800.
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>>5665681
Btw thank you mog
And thank your goddess
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>>5665687
I refuse.
I will level up after today's thread so I have chance to look through everything at my pace. Anything I should know as a rogue though?
>>5665689
you replied to me lol
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>>5665691
It appears that Ursus is still shell shocked
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>>5665692
Will need to leave have to do a milk run
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>>5665652
>>5665665
>>5665674
>>5665683
>>5665684
"I- I'm okay... I may have puked a bit in your bag though. Sorry."
>Once the group defeated the pack of Owlbears, Bobby was the first to arrive back.
>She stared ay the chaos in front of her.
"Holy fuckballs! Holy FUCKING SHIT! What the fuck happened?! We were keeping Maggie away from this shit and expected you guys just to be okay afterwards! What the FUCK happened to all of you?!"
>Before any of you could answer.
>You were all suddenly surrounded by spears.
>All wielded by animals, mostly foxes, wolves, and deer bucks, with brightly glowing moss being used as tribal body paint all over their fur.
"You have destroyed a lot of our forest good friends."
>The deer simply replied.
"It seems you have a lot to answer for. But for now. You rest."
>Suddenly rose petals fill the air.
>You all feel very sleepy.
>Soon you all collapse.
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>>5665698
I need your input here: >>5665681
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>>5665681
"Way ahead of you"

>>5665684
>>5665685
"You collapsed, that's what happened, guess the explosion took you out...wait, no, I heard two thumps...no, you collapsed after the owlbear, except you were between me and the...ah, I see. You have my heartfelt thanks for protecting me." Mog explained, pausing to look over his shoulder nervously at the still flaming wreck before continuing, "As for the explosion, I think Kinny set a fire with his flame daggers near the start of the fight with the first owlbear, it eventually made its way over to the oil barrel and the rest is history."

Making sure not to forget his belongings he limped over to his copper shield and put it back in its place.

>reequip copper shield.

>>5665689
"No problem, I'll relay your thanks to her."
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>>5665700
On whether we should continue? Well we did make around 200 posts. Plus the put to sleep thing was going to be used as a to be continued. Plus a chance for all of you fully heal up for the next session. But would you all like to continue? Because personally I am fine with stopping for today and letting all of you level up.
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>>5665707
Nah, on Einstein.
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>>5665691
No worries, usually leveling up is done after the session proper is over, otherwise we'd be wasting play time. Only thing to know is your subclass selection, personally I don't think Thief subclass is very good, I'd either pick Assassin or the Arcane Trickster subclass for magic. The Assassin's features have a peculiar way they work that people often misunderstand, I'll explain it later when we aren't still playing.

>>5665697
Take care.

>>5665698
"Owlbears happened. Would've been fine if the oil barrel hadn't exploded. One got away, shame, could've used the meat." Mog patiently explained.

Before he could explain further animals came frolicking out of the woodwork. A provocative accusation later and some magic tree-hugging druid like El-Reed was always whining about was throwing rose petals at him. Sleep tugged at Mog's eyes.

Do we get a roll to resist? Normally spells like this can be resisted, yes?

>>5665700
I think the person saying they puked in your bag is Einstein.
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>>5665707
I am on a milk run so my phone may die
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>>5665707
Would prefer to continue. Ursus should be back in a bit. We have plenty of healing potions and there is the short/long rest system that would've let us heal anyways without suddenly being instantly KOed.
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>>5665698
>>5665711
Though, I suppose we wouldn't get to resist if it was the sleep spell. But then they wouldn't be able to move us without waking us, plus not all of us would be in the 20 feet range in all likelihood, and we probably have more HP than can be successfully put to sleep. But I guess I'm being pedantic, could just be a story beat spell, or multiple castings of sleep or some other spell I guess.
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>>5665709
>>5665698
Einstein said he was fine he just puked.

>>5665711
Usually Sleep is done by rolling 5d8 (more d8s added with higher spell slots) and it representing HP. Putting to sleep creatures in the area within the number rolled by lowest to highest. But you guys are very weak at the moment and I would rather you all not use all the potions you just got.
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>>5665720
Fair enough, like I said, even if the caster didn't get all of us, they could just do multiple castings.

In the future though I personally would be against being suddenly snuck up upon without any chance of noticing them, or being ambushed and knocked out without rolling initiative or getting to resist. Regardless of the benign intent, it is annoying as a player to have control taken away from us and it feels like railroading or "railroading" at the best of times. Particularly when these NPCs seem like they are gonna be mad at us and demand apologizes and explanations and reparations, egotistical players chafe harshly at such things, even humble players do at the best of times and I'm certainly not one of those most of the time. We would've been able to recover with a short/long rest anyways, no potions needed. No matter though, what's done is done.
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>>5665691
Anyways, as I was gonna explain earlier the assassinate feature says "Starting at 3rd level, you are at your deadliest when you get the drop on your enemies. You have advantage on attack rolls against any creature that hasn’t taken a turn in the combat yet. In addition, any hit you score against a creature that is surprised is a critical hit."

Many new players or even veteran players mistake this or deliberately houserule this to mean that; among other interpretations, you have surprise on anyone who can't see you thus allowing you to cunning action hide constantly and then get advantage on anyone who you act before in initiative each turn and that you automatically crit anyone who is surprised. There are other interpretations like some people thinking you get auto-crits on anyone you have advantage on and other such misunderstandings.

It actual ability has been clarified by the devs to be SIGNIFICANTLY worse than these fan interpretations, not to mention the plain text doesn't lend itself to those explanations anyways even if it isn't very clear. First, surprise isn't a very clear condition like in prior editions aside from a small section on page 189/190. You can only get surprise on the start of the first turn if you succeed a stealth check and beat their perception. Thus you only get those auto-crits ONE time at the start of the battle, and you have to still hit. FURTHERMORE, the advantage only applies to creatures who haven't taken ANY turn at all in the battle, not people you act before each round, but those who haven't taken a turn at all in the battle. Meaning you have to beat them in initiative AND only get the advantage at the start of the battle.

Assassinate is the core feature of the Assassin subclass, go figure. It's something players want to love, but rules as written it sucks. The bonus proficiencies with disguise and poison kits is neat though, the later features regarding disguise are meh, Thief is likewise meh but okay for mobility. We'll have to get QMs word for if he is willing to use a more generous interpretation of the feature if you choose it. >>5665720

Personally I think taking Arcane Trickster is the best option.
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>>5665698
>Einstein
"Oh... Ew. Next fight you're staying on the ground." Kinny murmured, making a mental note to clean the mess up asap.
>Bobby
"We're fiiineee." Said the cat, being the least beat-up and bled-out from the group.
>The hippies
"Oh ffucking great.." The cat sighed, exhausted. Sleepy. Falling over, even.
>>5665711
>>5665720
Right. The puking was inconclusive, I'm dumb.
>>5665732
I will absolutely burn these tribals with their forest if given a chance. How dare they fucking 'arrest' us after they've seen us get almost murdered by the monsters they themselves did nothing to eradicate? And shouldn't they be more concerned with putting out THE FIRE? They just sent half a forest to stop EIGHT of us, 5 of which are small animals, but they couldn't move a fucking explosive barrel out of the forest or kill/tame owlbears? Me, Kinny and I think that the correct course of action here is to enact the gameplay of Ultrakill upon these savages.
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>>5665750
they called the owl bears their guardians
We just killed their gaurd birds so f&$?!ck em
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>>5665743
>You have advantage on attack rolls against any creature that hasn’t taken a turn in the combat yet
Yeah, it says no turn in combat, not action per turn. Only a dumbfuck could misread this. But then again I'm a dumbfuck and still can read it.
>Surprise
Well, that is clearly different than "advantage" and therefore its own status... and google straight up says it can only happen at the start of the combat. Idk how can anyone get this wrong, lmao.
Man, what a load of shit. No wonder people play custom rules instead.
>>5665754
Oh ffs why can't I read patiently. Well, if you take that into account, it only makes it worse. They aren't just dumb hippies, but actual braindead npcs who would sit on their ass while we got slaughtered by their iron golems. But now, that we emerge victorious, they pop their ostrich heads out of the sand and come at us with backhanded tricks while mumbling something about crimes. *cracks knuckles*
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>>5665754
Oh fuck, they did, honestly fuck these guys. (well they called them friends, but same difference) Yeah, far as I'm concerned we owe these guys nothing.

Or Mog might be a bit contrite about the fire, but they kinda interrupted us before we could do anything about it, I was gonna start putting it out afterwards. Even if I took Oath of the Ancients, as I said, I was aiming for a muddier version of it and IC his beliefs have little to do with individual acts of destruction regarding nature where souls aren't involved, more of a big picture kinda thing in regards to nature, but there's no industry around to provoke any kind of anger of that sort of thing.

>>5665750
Yeah, it'll take a bit of convincing before Mog is chill with these folks, even if they are possibly enemies of the apes.

>>5665707
I think I'm gonna put my Ability Score Improvement from level 4 into CON, so I retroactively gain 2 max HP. I'm also gonna take the default HP improvements instead of rolling, so plus 6 HP for both my level ups. Thought about doing a split of 1 into STR and 1 into WIS, but I think I'll do that next ASI. Not sure on my Oath yet, a tossup between Oath of the Ancients and Oath of Vengeance.
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>>5665762
Houses rules are usually for the best. Though to be fair, 5e and to a degree 4e are imho the worst editions, for a whole host of reasons I won't get into ranting about.

I already hate these guys, El-Reed was right, Druids suck.
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>>5665765
What does the Ability Score Improvement refer to?
I kinda feel bummed out on a rogue flavor-wise (nothing dramatic, just feels meh). Magic users sound like they have lots of fun stuff baked into mechanics. Maybe I can get something interesting going on with those 3 bottles I have. Probably not but worth a try.
>>5665769
Damn, where can I subscribe for your D&D rants? I would soak them in like a sponge in the middle of a desert.
Mystery of droods. Mystery of El-Reed. Fucking El-Reed. WHERE ARE YOU, YOU FREAK?
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>>5665707
>>5665720
QM?
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>>5665798
Ability Score Improvement refers to your Attributes. So stuff like, strength, dexterity, constitution, intelligence, wisdom, and charisma.

Most of my ranting would be the same milquetoast rants that every veteran DnD fan is familiar with about how 4e wasn't as balanced as its fans say it is and about how it is too boardgamey, or how 5e has been out for however many years and still lacks a so called "splatsplosion" and thus how ever many years on we still lack anywhere near the customization we had in 3e/3.5e or Pathfinder and how phoned in and lacking it is in mechanical depth and just how well it is thought out in compared to 3e or even 2e. (a cursed but unique edition) For real though if you are serious then I don't have any socials to follow online, so unless you want to add me on discord or get my email then I'll keep my rants to myself unless something happens to force it out in-thread.
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>>5665707
QM? Did something come up, or did Ursus taking a milk run make you think we wanted to stop for the day?

>>5665816
Guess QM thought Ursus would be gone all day or something came up.

I guess I'll see you all next session, whether that is next Tuesday or earlier. If any of you want to discuss leveling up or wants to roll for their HP then I'll check the thread every once in a while throughout the week.
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>>5665824
I think QM passed out. He wasn't ready for the hippie content.
I would add you on discord, but there is this thing about "not meeting your heroes" and I think it applies to cats, too. I think. Maybe.
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>>5665847
I think he would say if he was leaving, he always does. Guess it was something urgent.
>>5665754
Goodnight erryone
>>5665720
And just in case QM checks tomorrow: I'm free for this thursday.
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>>5665848
True, though cats are an exception in my book, it is always lovely to meet a cat. One should consider themselves lucky to be worthy of basking in the presence of such a divine being.

>>5665852
Probably.

G'night.

>>5665720
I too am available this Thursday, though Ursus may not be as he wasn't previously.
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Sorry friends.
I had to take care of a problem with the water heater. Family was complaining about the hot water not working so had to find the problem and fix it. Turns out it wasn't the water heater itself, it was the breaker. The switch flew out on it. Easy fix from there on afterwards. Sorry again for the lack of posts. Just to let you know, I will be available on Thursday.
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>>5665888
No worries, real life takes precedence, glad to hear it wasn't an emergency. I'm sure your family is glad to have such a reliable handyman around. See you Thursday then.
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Rolled 59 (1d100)

>>5665893
Oh man, the magic item skill of Thief sounds nice. But the whole subclass too reliant on mechanics we don't ever use so it's useless.
Assin is meh. Very meh. Horribly meh.
I'm eyeing the Arcane Trickster, but holy shit that is a LOT of fucking spells to go through and I'm not sure how to even weave the magic into Kinny. He shares my knowledge of magic, which is to say he knows nothing and will probably ignore all the somatic and bad-touch components needed to cast anything.
tl;dr: Should I pick trickster for the sole purpose of summoning acid in the hippies' leader's face?
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>>5666287
It sounds good, but the magic item skill is too reliant on "mother may I"-esque logic, as while I may be misremembering I don't think magic items and their restrictions are particularly well defined in 5e, you'd be reliant on asking the QM "can I do this?" constantly.

I'd still go with Arcane Trickster, yeah. My recommendation is just read the spells at your own pace and only read the ones relevant to you. Just try and read and remember or write down a spell each day instead of all at once until you can get a vaguely accurate recollection of what each spell does by heart. Or just write them all down in some easily accessible way instead of spread out through the spell list like they are in the manual.

As for the magic mechanics, my suggestion is to read about actual stuff relevant to using them, stuff like understanding how they can be interrupted, the Concentration rules, the stuff like "this spell has a diameter of X, or this spreads like a wedge or comes out as a cone or cylinder, etc".

All you need to know about components is "who gives a shit, either I have it or I don't" you tell the QM "I buy components for all my spells while in town" essentially each time you are in town, for rare and expensive components then it is relevant to keep track of how many you buy and have and how much it'll cost you. For components that can be easily scavenged then it may be worth noting which components are like that and then occasionally doing that when we are in relevant terrain, but that is for later when you actually remember what components are used for what spell, otherwise don't worry about it.

There's probably some presumed carry over assumptions the 5e devs made regarding magic mechanics between editions that they just assume veteran players know and will explain and then proceeded to not state that those are actual rules in this edition anywhere in the book, but that practically always happens, so don't worry about it, if it isn't in the book then who cares.

>Picking Trickster just for acid splash.

Personally I'd focus more on the utility spells, spell damage is nothing to write home about until 2nd and 3rd level spells and even then utility spells are more useful even in 5e. I haven't read the Arcane Trickster spell list, so I can't do recommendations, but you don't get 2nd level spells until 7th level and 3rd level spells until level 13, so don't focus on damage because you won't get those for a while and things like invisibility, spider climb and web or Jump or some levitation spell, or Grease or other utility spells are more useful at those levels anyways. (Though being a rogue the trickster spell list is probably focused on illusion/enchantment spells instead, which are still very useful. Also most of the spells I mentioned are 2nd level spells I think.) You already do plenty of damage owing to your cat racial ability and QM being over generous with magic items this early on anyways.
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>>5666670
When choosing class/spells I'm really only worried about the fact that this isn't standard D&D game and a lot of more nuanced, or tied-in-with-mechanics spells will not even find application here. Hell, even throwing a knife for distraction was apparently too much, so why bother with anything but damage?
>You already do plenty of damage owing to your cat racial ability
I dunno, I feel like I do no damage compared to Ursus/Mog. Marking for Death only works once a day. Keep in mind we face enemies with lots of HP and damage.
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I am here for the day as long as I can be. Anything seem to be the problem? Need any help?

>>5667026
Also Kinny, whatever path you choose in the end I do hope it is one that you will enjoy.
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>>5667085
Thank you sifu.
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>>5667092
Are there any other problems you and your comrades have?
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>>5667094
Those goddamn forest hippies.
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>>5667095
Don't worry... you might kill some soon.
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Will start us up in about 18 minutes.
Give everyone time to wake up.
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>time to make the sheet
*sigh*
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Just to make sure I get everything:
>roll two hit dice (or add default HP values for 2 levels)
>assign Arcane Trickster subclass
>>assign cantrips/spells appropriate to the subclass
>update the sneak attack on the sheet (extra dice)
>assign ability score improvement
...anything else?
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>>5667118
You are correct on all fronts.
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>>5665765
>>5667122
What's the default HP value for rogues again? I don't think it's a thing in the book, but I know Mog mentioned it and I just want to know.
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>>5667123
1d8 + your constitution.
If you roll below five, just take the five.
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Rolled 5, 5 + 0 = 10 (2d8 + 0)

>>5667127
>1d8
I asked about default, aka alternative to rolling hit dice. But I suppose it's just 5 then. Rollan hit dice.
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Yes, of course. How could've I expected to roll anything else but two 5s? Makes perfect sense. It's always like this? It is.
*frustrated meowling*
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>>5667127
Oh and for Ursus and Mog it's 1d10 (or 6) + Constitution.
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>>5667118
also proficiency bonus "improvement", but that's not applicable at 4th level for me
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>>5667137
No, fourth level Rogue still has a +2 to proficiency bonus. Same with Fighter, and Paladin.
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I love how picking the Arcane Trickster and improving my intelligence by 2 will turn Kinny into something he wasn't at all. How do I even attempt to make this seem to have any sense at all, lmao.
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>When you finally come to, you hear the noise of an annoyed fox growling.
>Banging the walls of what you can assume is your prison.
>As your mind starts to clear up a bit more you can finally hear a voice very familiar to you.
>It's Jenkins'.
"You Forest Guardian bitches! Let us out of here! You can't just lock us all in here and act like you are high and mighty!"
>The fox continues to scratch the walls.
>As if trying to dig his way out.
>Soon you see the room around you.
>You were expecting a dark dungeon.
>But instead you are stuck inside a cave, with a pool of clean water inside.
>Some bowls of fresh fruits and fish on the floor.
>Bobby's men now currently eating some fish.
>And strange enough, an open entrance.
>An open entrance Jenkins is constantly clawing at.
>Easy to assume it is blocked by some barrier.
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Kinny, Mog, Ursus.
What do you plan to do?
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>>5667152
"Oh for Mog's goddesses' sake." Kinny murmured through his magical hangover and plopped his face into the pool of water to wake himself. It was not pleasant at all, but it worked very well. The cat then turned his attention to the fat cats under Bobby's command, and then to the red-furred cat herself. "You sure those fish aren't poisoned or something?" He addressed the first thing he could think of.
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>>5666670
>>5667152
Is +4 arcana good enough for spellcasting, or should I invest ability improvement into Intelligence to raise it to +5?
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>>5667156
Well your spellcasting goes with intelligence in general.
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>>5667155
>As you placed head in the warm pool of you water, you notice it feels soothing and relaxing.
>You would say you feel rejuvenated if you weren't so mad at the fucking hippies.
>You also notice something else.
>You don't see Bobby or Maggie anywhere.
>Jenkins then looked at his smart feline companion.
"The fucking Forest Guardians took the gals over to another prison. Meanwhile we're stuck in this cave with those two fuckers eating all the fish. No I don't know if they are poisoned, couldn't check because these two fucks were eating all the fish! The only thing I have been trying to do is figure out a way out of here. Only no luck there either."
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>>5666670
Also Mog, I have a question since you helped me make the character sheet in the first place. I seem to have DEX and INT score of 4, but when it comes to the Ability Score window, I have those two marked for some reason? That, and the DEX in Ability Score window has value of 6, while the INT keeps its value of 4.
I have no idea what's going on, what the fuck?
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>>5667165
That is kind of strange.
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Rolled 13 + 7 (1d20 + 7)

>>5667164
Kinny sighed. He didn't sign up for this shit. Eventually the cogs in his head started turning and he made an alarmed face and rushed to the mule-cats. "Stop eating those fish you hungry morons! Those scoundrels let owlbears beat the shit out of us, put us to sleep, locked us up, took your fucking boss and our human fuck knows where and you think they are feeding you free of charge out of the kindness of their hearts? They're using you as lab rats!"
>Rolling deception to scare the chonkers from the fish
I really just wanna test my +7
>>5667166
Well, if you can tell me what those checkmarks are for, I could fix my mistake. Whatever it might be.
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>>5667165
>>5667167
Well those checkmarks should be for your saving throws.
Your saving throws do get a plus two due to your proficiency. What I find strange is that your Intelligence is still +4 instead of +6 just like your dexterity. Your intelligence is also 18+1 so it should be a saving throw of 4 plus your proficiency (which is +2) so it should also be +6.

>>5667167
>The two chonkers soon stopped and started to spit the fish out of their mouths.
"It was so delicious as well."
>One of them comments.
>Still the fear of being poisoned out did their love for good food.
>Leaving the somewhat empty bowl of fish free to look at.
What do you do now Kinny?
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Rolled 19 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>5667172
With the chonky cats being dealt with, Kinny decided to check the party's state after the magic-induced coma. He made his way over to sleeping Mog and Ursus and began to check them for wounds, as well as himself.
>Rolling Medicine to see if we recovered any of out health
Oooh, those are /saving throws/. Fuck. Thanks for correcting me, please ignore the fact I've been rolling 6 dex for a while now. I think I'll be spending my ability score improvement on Dex and Int to get them both to 5.
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>>5667176
+1 to both would be a smart thing to do. Especially if you get two extra points out of it.

>You see that the very injured bear was now barely injured.
>Most of his wombs were now magically healed.
>Sure he still had the injuries he got from the shrapnel, but to fair getting all that metal out is a very dangerous process.
>Still he looked fully healed.
>Same with Mog.
>Checking yourself Kinny, you were still in fact covered in soot from the explosion that sent you flying a few feet.
>No wait that's just your normal fur color.
>Still it's amazing that you were able to move just fine.
>For prisoners, you were all taken care of very well.
>Which you are not sure if it is a huge red flag or not.
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Rolled 8 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>5667178
Idk how would I get two extra points from it.
Red flag? Hmm, it's a red flag to their security, Kinny deduced. He then tried to wake his companions up, but after failling with Mog, the cat didn't even bother with the massive bear. He instead walked up to Jenkins and the barrier. "Have you been banging at this 'door' for long, Jenkins? Got any idea what might open it?" Kinny prodded the agitated red fox before starting his own investigation into the nature of the barrier that kept them from leaving.
>Rolling Arcana to figure out the mechanism of the magical barrier
(5 from 5 arcana, I will post the sheet when I get spells in order)
>Most of his wombs U-Ursus?
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>>5667183
>Jenkins scoffs in annoyance from the barrier.
"I have tried digging under it, banging it, and even tried persuading it. Nothing seems to work."
>The red fox continues to bang as the invisible barrier.
"Bloody fucker won't open!"
>Kinny then notices something.
>The barrier looks as if it's only blocking physical damage.
>Seems like the bastards that put that spell on there, only assumes you are all non-magic users.
>Well they were right to assume that mostly.
>You guys don't seem to have any magic on you.
>Except maybe your items.
>Which unfortunately you don't have on you.
>These guys seem hospitable but they aren't stupid.
>They were smart to take your weapons away.
>Still if only you could break a barrier like that.
What do you wish to do?
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I'm waiting for someone else to wake up at this point and poking at the spell list.
>all those fucking spells
this is literal hell
this is what hell looks like
I hate this
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>>5667206
Might have a site that might help you out.
If I remember correctly, Rogues can only learn Wizard spells. So set the filter up to Wizard.
https://www.aidedd.org/dnd-filters/spells-5e.php
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>>5667210
That sure helps, but I think I'm going to skip the process of choosing the spells for now. I'm just not confident in what to take and I likely won't be using any magic today anyway. That being said, I do have Mage Hand by default.
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>>5667191
"Hmmm..." Kinny remembered his conversation with the jeweler and Mog about Diamonds being used for resurrections and figured they could be magical. With that in mind, the cat set his backpack on the ground and began rummaging through it to find the gem and try to put it through the barrier.
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>>5667225
Don't you mean 19+1, because 20 is how you get +5
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>>5667228
Roll me an Arcana check.
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Rolled 14 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>5667230
Rollan
>>5667229
Mhm, I will pretend this was what I intended from the beginning.
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>>5667231
>You can see the barrier acting a bit weird towards the diamond you have.
>As if it was rippling.
>Glitching in and out as soon as the diamond was pulled out of your bag.
>Still there but it was doing quick seconds of existing and not existing.
>You could try to run it but it looks too risky.
>Best to maybe find another method.
What do you do now?
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>>5667235
"Looks like magical items can destroy this barrier." Kinny said to Jenkins and looked back at sleeping Mog. "Do you think he's magical enough to break it completely? I mean, he is under a sleep spell..."
I will go with the most stupid ideas and there is not a goddamn thing on god's green earth that can stop me aside for Mog waking up.
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I'm here. Give me a while to organize our inventory and finish my character sheet/catch up with what's been posted so far.
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>>5667236
>Jenkins gives you strange look.
"First of all it would take all four of us just to lift him. Secondly, how is the wolf a magical item? I'm actually curious to why you think this?"
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>>5667239
"First of all, there is 4 of us here, secondly, he's a paladin, can cast spells and is currently under a sleeping spell, as I said." Kinny pointed out what he had already stated. They've all been put to sleep using some sort of magic. "We can also try throwing the fish at it, see if it's really cursed." The cat smirked.
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>>5667242
"We haven't exactly checked the fish. Fine we'll throw a fish at least."
Kinny roll me a dexterity or strength check to throw the fish.
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Rolled 15 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>5667244
"Fine, just make sure Bobby's guys aren't looking, we don't want them to take this as a signal to start devouring the fish again." Kinny asked the fox.
>Rolling Dex
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>>5667245
>You throw the fish with intense speed.
>You are almost sure you broke the sound barrier.
>Until finally meets the barrier.
>Where it proceeds to bounce back as it breaks in half and land on Mog's head.
>Thankfully doing no damage to the poor wolf.
>Jenkins staring at the now broken fish.
"Well it isn't cursed. But you still might want to check for poison or if they put a razor blade in the fish."
>The fox comments.
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>>5667249
"I don't intend to eat it." The cat responded, less sure what to do at this point, he just looked at Mog-fish for a while, before removing it from the paladin's face. "Maybe we ask the mules if they have anything magical on them?" Kinny shared his thoughts with the fox.
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>>5667026
>This isn't a standard DnD game.

I mean...it kinda is just standard 5e with animal races and the inherit flexibility that comes with a quest/forum RP/TTRPG format. A lot of the lack of applicability for other spells is on the QM, but looking at it from his perspective (or what it might be hypothetically) we started the game with no spellcasters after El-Reed left (I barely count) and a low player count and with you being new to DnD, thus complex encounters are a detriment to having encounter ready for each session and may easily overwhelm and kill us due to the low HP totals at low levels and without us having a proper healer. It also doesn't help that this forum RP format is slower than regular TTRPG sessions and the low rate of combat encounters so far hasn't really given the chance for the QM to show his stuff even if he wanted to. Furthermore, spells aside from damage are still useful in combat encounters, obviously being able to incapacitate someone with a terrain altering spell or something would still be self-evidently useful, for example. Like I said, we've got damage covered owing to our items/builds.

>No damage.

I think you just forgot to use it in our first two encounters. You insta gibbed the wolf guards at Xana, didn't use it on the mantis, didn't use it on the hellbot, and most of your damage comes from throwing the daggers, not melee. Most of my damage is burst damage, sustained melee damage for all of us is actually probably pretty similar if you discount Ursus's single Action Surge or my 2 Divine Smites. Really, you just need to throw more daggers and we need to coordinate me fighting away from you or throwing the shield away at the start of a fight. Or we need to test EXACTLY how far the lightning will leap from it's impact point to my shield in a safe space.

>>5667118
Make sure to change any things that would be different based off your new ability score improvements, your skills, AC, etc. And change how many hit dice you have for when we rest. Make sure you have the correct XP total, which should be 2850 I think.

Still catching up since I got caught up writing all this up.
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>>5667253
I still dunno how to make Kinny do magic without "I do magic now because fuck you". Also hi.
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>>5667156
It is perfectly acceptable for spellcasting, even +3 would be enough. +5 is good if you want it, not essential.

>>5667165
Those are your saving throws, them being marked just means you are proficient in those saves and thus get your proficiency bonus to them. Your Intelligence save should also be +6, I think you just marked it wrong.
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Rolled 2, 3 + 1 = 6 (2d8 + 1)

>>5667255
Hi. As for the magic...*shrug*, that's one of the issues with taking a magic subclass, you have to accommodate it in your backstory or make up an explanation. Maybe Maggie magically makes other people magical by proximity. (boy that is a sentence) Maybe me or the now absent Simon rubbed off on you. Maybe you ate a magic fruit one day and suddenly you are now magical or something dumb, I dunno.

>>5667249
I'll post my character sheet later, it is taking to long to finish. For now the only real change is I have 10 CON and 29 HP. I'll add my Oath stuff and new inventory later.

In the murky depths of unconsciousness Mog still felt aware. Dizzying lines swam in the pitch black, perhaps an artifact of the moments before sleep. He felt himself being carried, before losing awareness. When he regained wakefulness it was slow and unpleasant, though he didn't feel pain. The loud familiar yapping of companions arguing roused him from his sleep, with reluctant he opened his eyes.

He recalled the conversation his comrades had just had while his mind shook off its malaise. This was a simple problem. Silently rising while they argued, he crept up behind them, then past them to the barrier and tapped it gently. Pale moonlight flared, now familiar to the group it caught itself in the transparent barrier, like light caught in a stained glass prism.

Mog waited as the light moved like molasses through the barrier, if he was right, it'd break in 3...2...1.

>Get up, move to the barrier, Divine Smite the barrier.
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>>5667266
It's the pomegranate they fed me while I was unconscious, is what you're saying.
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>>5667267
Yes, basically. I'm not touching that fruit by the way, so help yourself. Technically I can detect poisons and purify food and drink, but I don't wanna use the spell.
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>>5667252
>>5667266
>A big gash soon appears at the barrier.
>You can get a huge glimpse of the outside world as you finally feel a fresh breeze of soothing outside air.
>The fox soon turns to see the damage you have done.
"By jove you've done it."
>The fox seems impressed for a bit.
>Only to slowly notice the barrier now slowly closing back up.
>Recovering itself to it's former glory.
"Go on guys get out!!"
Mog, Kinny, Ursus make a Dexterity save, you must beat a 14.
Remember all your Lucky is refilled, along with Spell Slots, and once per day skills. You HP is also fully recovered.
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Rolled 14 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>5667275
I don't think Ursus can make it.
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>>5667275
>>5667276
Kinny didn't wait for Jenkins to finish the sentence, he was hopping through the gap the second it became apparent it's closing.
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Rolled 6, 19 = 25 (2d20)

>>5667275
The clumsy wolf didn't so much gracefully leap through the tear in the barrier as awkwardly lean forward and crash through the too-narrow gap. It was all he could manage with his bum leg.

As he tumbled through the gap he yelled over his shoulder "You too cats, jump, jump, jump!"

>1st roll dex save. 2nd roll Persuasion roll to get Bobby's cats into gear and leap the gap as well. Will use Lucky if there are fails. Persuasion is +8, dex is -2.
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Rolled 4 - 2 (1d20 - 2)

>>5667284
Rerolling that 6.
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>>5667284
>>5667285
Fat Mog.

Oh well, I'll just widen the gap with my magic.
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>>5667287
Use another Devine Smite then.
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>>5667276
...should've been +7. Man, I need to get used to this shit.
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>>5667284
>>5667285
>>5667289
"Goddamit Mog, wait! Maybe there is a switch somewhere outside?" Kinny hissed, he wasn't liking the idea of the paladin wolf banging at the barrier any more than necessary.
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Rolled 8, 16 = 24 (2d20)

>>5667284
Also rolling 2d20
Plus 1 to each roll.
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Rolled 5, 2 + 1 = 8 (2d8 + 1)

>>5667289
>>5667294
Before Kinny got a word in edgewise Mog smashed the air that was holding him frozen off the ground mid-leap. No need to leap again, he still had some momentum and this time he intended to smash the barrier to bits.
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>>5667294
>>5667299
Landing on the opposite side with his leg trailing just barely caught in the barrier he replied to Kinny "A switch? For a spell? I doubt some forest tree humpers have magic devices just lying about."

He worked on pulling his leg free, strained against the bare air for a moment.
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>>5667275
>>5667276
>>5667278
>>5667284
>>5667285
>>5667294
>>5667295
>The two fat cats listened to Mog and while the first was having trouble getting up the second one got in with ease.
>The small opening they now had was even smaller now.
>To the point no one could enter.
>Unfortunately it was only Kinny, Mog, and Bobby Henchcat number two that was outside.
>You soon started hearing some hooves trotting down towards the two of you.
"Now then what's all that noise?! You better not be doing something stupid in there! Don't need any of you fecking Whiskas to feck up the cave!"
What do you do?
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>>5667304
"Kinny, lead the way, lets run around, doesn't have to be far away. Just go, observe, find us our gear."

>If Kinny agrees then Mog would like to run, just enough to keep us from being detained. Meanwhile we are to Perceive our surroundings to get a picture of the area and try and find where our gear is kept.
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>>5667304
Can I roll stealth to disappear myself from this situation and maybe scout the area while Mog and the other cat deal with the locals?
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>>5667310
Roll a Perception Check.
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OH UH wait
>>5667304
>>5667310
"
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>>5667314
Yes.
Also why didn't you load before I posted. Fucking internet why?!
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>>5667315
If Kinny agrees then I'd be Assisting him.

>>5667316
Either's fine, just need your nay or yay IC. Though if we run then you can just hide anyways if they start to catch up, we are in a forest after all.
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>>5667314
Ignore this.
>>5667304
>>5667310
"Uh, sure. Not like staying here is going to benefit us in any way." The cat responded as he was getting ready to sprint the fuck away.
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>>5667319
I simply misinterpreted your post and thought you posted before QM posted, so I ignored that and inquired about stealth. And then QM mentioned you and I was like "oh fuck, he actually wants to escape now".
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>>5667322
I mean, yeah, I wanna escape now, otherwise there was no point in us leaving our cell. I don't mind talking to these folks, but I wanna do it from a more equal position of power with us having found our missing party members and gear.

You gonna roll Perception? I'm Assisting you.
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Rolled 10, 1 + 4 = 15 (2d20 + 4)

>>5667315
Again, I thought you wanted to take a quick walk away from there before we heard the yelling, at first.
>>5667326
>Rolling Perception
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>>5667317
Just for reference, we are running away while doing this
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>>5667334
>roll Con to overcome your old age and bum leg
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>>5667314
>>5667315
>>5667316
>>5667317
>>5667319
>>5667321
>>5667326
>>5667330
>You all run, trying your best not to be spotted.
>Soon as you reach farther out you can see more animals walking around.
>Guarding the area the best they can.
>Soon you spot three deer guarding what looks like to be a vault with another magical barrier in front of it.
>A vault containing a familiar Frostbane.
>You also noticed something else.
>With his excellent vision, Kinny found the antlers of the deer were glowing the same color as the barrier.
>Thinking about it with the best logic he could, Kinny soon discovered that there was indeed an off switch.
>As you all continued to run, you heard the familiar voice from earlier now approaching.
"Three animals trying to escape by digging through the pool. What a stupid idea."
>The voice said as he slowly started approaching again.
What do you do? Continue running?
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>>5667310
Panting lightly, Kinny turned to Mog and told him about the glowing antlers. The cat was sure the deer were responsible for keeping up the barriers.
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>>5667336
>Wheeze out my guts all over Kinny instead

>>5667338
"Kinny, hide, find the rest of our gear, release us if-sorry who are you again?" Mog asked Bobby's henchcat.

Remembering himself and the situation they were in he continued "Release us if we get captured again if you can. For now we should split up, I'm gonna try and get Frostbane."

With that said he sprinted forward towards the deer. He'd grab the deer, use him as a shield so the others couldn't hit him, then slam his antlers into the carrier to make a gap for him to grab Frostbane through.

>Ask Kinny and the henchcat to hide.
>Sprint towards one of the deer near the vault with glowing antlers. Deershield him, slam his antlers into the barrier. Grab Frostbane.
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>>5667341
>>5667347
>Bobby's Henchcat number 2 then gave out a small grunt.
"Ugh..... you can call me Ord."
>Had to work for now.
Mog Roll me a Strength or Athletics Check.
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>>5667347
"Alright, but, what if I CAN'T release you?" Kinny responded to Mog who was currently turned towards the Orb.
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Rolled 3 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>5667352
Before the startled prey could react Mog was upon him, grabbing head in the vice-like grip of his jaws and slamming his antlers into the mystical aether that formed the barrier.

>Athletics check, will roll Lucky if I fail.
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Rolled 5 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>5667355
Rolling dexterity to see if you actually grab onto the deer.
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Rolled 13 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>5667354
>>5667355
"Then good luuuuccckk-" Mog answered before his voice trailed in the distance between them just before he lunged for the deer.

>Rerolling with lucky.
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>>5667357
>>5667358
Oh, nevermind, I forgot it would be opposed and not against a flat DC.
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>>5667352
Kinny shrugged internally as he parted way with Mog and ran into the closest spot he could use to hide, catch breath and analyze his surroundings.
>Would like to roll Stealth, but not sure what applies here
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>>5667362
It'd just be a d20+your stealth
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>>5667358
I'm going to ignore that roll because you beat him with your orginal roll.

>>5667362
It does.

>>5667354
>>5667355
>>5667357
>>5667358
>>5667362
>The antlered fuck never saw it coming.
>He immediately gets bit in the neck and now used as a meat shield.
>He is suddenly quiet.
>As if he was frozen with fear.
>Kind of like how Einstein was with Kinny.
>Soon the fucker went limp.
>The deer wasn't dead but still.
What now Mog?
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>>5667362
Misread as "not sure if it applies here." Sorry. Anyways you can literally use anything to hide yourself with. But the roll must be like Mog said here. >>5667366
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Rolled 2 + 8 (1d20 + 8)

>>5667368
"Deactivate the barriers, all of them if you can. Quickly, and no funny business friend, otherwise I might need to have an early snack." Mog instructed, hot breathe enveloping the deer, his mouth watering.

He lifted the deer up as he stood on his hind legs and dragged him towards the barrier. For now he focused on stripping the dear of any weapons while he waited for the dear to do his work.

>Intimidation roll to get the dear to deactivate the barrier voluntarily, ignore this if it is unnecessary.
>Move him close to the barrier.
>Take his weapons and gear.
>If the deer resists or ignores my command I'll slam his antlers into the barrier under the assumption that since they are magical I can brute force my way through the barrier.
>Take Frostbane regardless of how I get in.
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I cannot stealth for jack
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>>5667381
But I’m also a bear
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Rolled 10 + 7 (1d20 + 7)

>>5667362
>>5667366
>>5667369
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>>5667381
>>5667384
I think you are actually still in the cave where we woke up. Due to you not being here when I opened the barrier. I think that means you are just waking up from your sleep, but there is still one of our henchcats in there with you to explain what is going on
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>>5667379
"I... I only do the men's prison! I swear!"
>The deer tells the wolf.
>Honestly not bad.
>You now know you can free Ursus.
"I'll turn it off I swear! Just don't eat me!"

>>5667385
>Kinny hides perfectly.
>Able to hear everything.

What do you do?
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>>5667390
I look around the place, try to get the layout and location figured out. Map ideally, to know what we're dealing with and what's where.
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>>5667387
Where the fuuu oh right I was captured, and drugged, at least I’m still alive, slowly getting up still winded by the previous day, Ursus looks toward one of the familiar faces of cat following kinny, got an update on what’s going on?
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>>5667390
"What? Aren't you a spellcaster? Can't you do it remotely? Aren't you a guard for this weapon, why can't you open this one? Whatever, just do it!" Mog raged, bewildered at how much trouble this all was.

But first...

He slammed the deers antlers into the barrier, attempting to part the barrier just enough to get Frostbane. No, he couldn't trust the deer to tell him the truth, better to follow his own logic and get a proper weapon first. Then he'd let the deer open the cell for Ursus once we was properly equipped.

>Just as I wrote, slam the deer's antlers into the barrier, take Frostbane.
>Then move to Ursus and let the deer open his cell for him and henchcat 1

What gear did the deer have on him for me to loot?
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>>5667396
You are locked in a cave closed by a magical barrier you cannot pass with Jenkins the fox and unnamed cat mule who works for Bobby. Kinny, Mog and the other mule broke out and Mog is currently choking a deer who controls the door to your prison, Kinny is hidden in the bushes, second mule is fuck knows where. Also all the females are in a separate cave. Also you have no weapons.
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>>5667396
There are fruits and some fish in your cell, also. Not cursed but maybe, possibly, poisoned? Honestly, they are probably fine to eat.
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>>5667398
Hmm I am never without weapon
Looks at barrier, hmm
>Ursus moves towards the barrier
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Rolled 11 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>5667402
Ursus attempts to dig into the barrier with his claws in order to gain a hand hold
Rolling to strike
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>>5667396
>Jenkins went towards the bear.
"They are searching for an off switch me and.... whatever Bobby's Henchman is named are stuck here with you. I wouldn't move too much. I heard several comments saying you were the most injured of the lot."

>>5667394
>You see you are most in a hole in the earth.
>A crater if you will.
>Filled to the brim with caves and fresh greenery.
>Perfect for wild hippie animals
>Not really for a more sophisticated mind like you.
Give me a few minutes for the map

>>5667397
>As you slammed his head against the door to the Frostbane, you immediately go for it.
>But as soon as you grab it you notice the barrier about to close.
>You immediately get out of the way.
>Deer wasn't so lucky.
>Got the head of him decapitated.

>Over in another area, a certain prison was just unlocked.
"Looks like they found the off switch."
>Jenkins comments.
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>>5667410
Sure, and thanks. Getting a visual view is leagues above anything the text can provide. For me, at least.
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Rolled 4, 5 + 1 = 10 (2d8 + 1)

>>5667410
"A-ah, s-shit, sorry pal, didn't mean for that to happen. I'll pray for your soul when I get outta this. My bad." Mog moped awkwardly over the unwitting corpse of the deer. Poor bastard, he was just doing his job.

Never one to be deterred, Mog kept at it, he needed a weapon. He searched the deer quickly before turning to the barrier and striking it, the light of the Moon glowing upon his claws.

>Search the deer for weapons or keys.
>Strike the barrier with Divine Smite, get Frostbane, I want that weapon.
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>>5667412
You guys are on the top left area.
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>>5667439
Thanks.

>>5667409
You're free man. Per >>5667410 the barrier is gone after I accidentally killed the deer.
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>>5667419
You already have Frostbane from the last post.
>Mog mourned the fallen buck.
>Wishing it didn't end like this.
>But unfortunately it must be.
>Searching the deer (Moon goddesses forgive him) he finds a simple shortsword.
>Might be useful for this situation.
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>>5667444
Waiting for animal to respond to my action that got posted right before he posted
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>>5667445
My bad, I thought I pulled back empty-handed because I sensed the barrier closing. Ignore that divine smite usage then.

Now suitably armed Mog sprinted off into the forest, aiming to return to the cell to meet up with Ursus by following an oblique route back to the cavern that didn't intersect with the voices he'd heard.
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Rolled 16 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>5667439
"Oh no, this doesn't look good." Kimmy murmured to himself, upon realizing just how many different caves were here. This crater was huge and who knew how many of those freaks of nature lived here. Seeing as the first deer has only guarded one door, Kinny squinted and tried to look for others of his kin with glowing antlers. With some luck he could figure out who Mog should grab next to opem the women's prison.
>Rolling Perception
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>>5667409
>Ursus, still dazed from the attack from earlier then went up and tried attacking the no longer there barrier.
>Luckily no one was around they would have thought of you as some wild beast...
>Even though you are technically a beast.
>Either way you are free.
>Jenkins soon follows you.
"Right... should have known these fucks would have brought them to their crater prison. Should we join the others Ursus?"
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>>5667452
I’m gonna go for rejoining them although be careful I am not the most stealthy creature
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If I knew we were going to need to break deer necks to unlock magical barriers, I would've made the fattest cat in existence.
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>>5667451
>There were a ton of deer with glowing horns apparently.
>But Kinny noticed something.
>There were certain colors glowing when it came to the barriers.
>Maybe it was best to find the door with Maggie and Bobby in it first before going after that deer.
Roll another perception to find Bobby and Maggie.

>>5667450
>>5667454
>Soon the wolf and bear meet up with each other.
>Along with Bobby's men.
"ORD!"
"POTATO!"
https://youtu.be/lgS90eiR3qU
>The two chonky cats soon embraced each other in a way that would not be deemed ambiguously queer but totally straight by other animals.
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>>5667459
Having noticed the colors, Kinny has set out to find... his weapons. He needed his goddamn equipment back and he needed it NOW. Stealthily, he moved out and looked for his blades.
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>>5667463
Give me a stealth check.
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>>5667457
Honestly you'd think Arcane Trickster would get some bonus or specialization towards disarming magical traps/locks. In something like 3e rogues could just interact with magical locks/traps with their disarm traps/use magical device skills, iirc. Or DMs would just houserule that an successful Arcana check would let you interact with generic magic phenomena that weren't specifically keyed to a spell in 4e or 5e where arcana checks become a thing.
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>>5667459
Smiling Ursus walks towards mog and asks for a status on the plan
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Rolled 7 + 7 (1d20 + 7)

>>5667464
Die goes brrrr.
>>5667465
Things that make sense instead of being out-of-place gimmicks? Haha, yeah, no. Buy that wheelchair resin, you bigot. -WoTC
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>>5667472
Does this pass or should I reroll?
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>>5667472
>You successfully find your set of daggers.
>You see they being given to regular raccoons.
>Probably working as spies for these hippies.
>Whoever the fuck these so "guardians" are have fucked with the wrong cat.
>Then again...
>How do you gain access to your daggers... without daggers.
>Suddenly you see two guards talking to each other.
Listen in?
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>>5667459
>>5667454
"Ursus! Jenkins! Good to see you guys." Mog said happily.

The two cats were even happier to see each other. A surprisingly cute moment, too bad it took place while they were under dire threat of returning to prison under worse conditions now that a guard was dead. At least he finally knew the two cat's names. Ord, Potato, Simon. Huh, where was that racoon anyways? Oh well, better that he be left with the druids, it was safer for everyone if he was locked away.

He didn't even notice Ord had followed him, he was stealthy chonker.

Anyways, he needed to get Ursus back up to speed. He handed Ursus Frostbane before rapidly explaining "Ursus, these forest dwellers are magic, the deer with the glowing horns control the magic barriers to each cave, Maggie and Bobby were kept separately and all our gear is gone, I managed to retrieve Frostbane but accidentally killed a deer. I didn't want to start killing given that we were treated well and don't know if these are friends or foes of the apes, but they took us prisoner against our will under stupid pretenses and it was an accident."

He babbled, forcing down further explanations and apologies for taking a life and forcing them into a violent situation when for all he knew all they had to do was just wait and talk it out with their captors. When he was calm again he continued "Listen, Kinny is scouting, we need to meet back up with him, find out what he knows, then get the girls and our gear before making our way out of here. We can negotiate with these fools when we are on more even footing, maybe make amends for any violence unnecessarily done to them, but we've gotta move."

>Give Ursus Frostbane.
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>>5667477
Kinny exhaled slowly, feeling his blood slowly reach the boiling point. He dug his claws into dirt and listened in.
And then he would be taking his possessions back and redistributing them around by himself...
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>>5667472
lol, lmao even. Did you hear about the Pinkerton agent fiasco with the Magic: The Gathering cards?
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>>5667482
Roll Perception Check.
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>>5667481
Hmm don’t push yourself you did what you thought needed and thats all that matters Ursus hefts the weapon in two hands, we shall strive to be better of course but don’t burden yourself with the past
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>>5667482
Honestly, while Mog is upset over being unnecessarily violent when we don't actually know if they are truly evil, I am quite annoyed on the other hand. Maybe we should just toss a few flame daggers into the forest and set the whole crater forest ablaze. One of Mog's Goddesses may as well be the equivalent of Gaia, but hey, fire is a natural part of nature and these guys had it coming.
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Rolled 11 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>5667485
Rolling. Cartwheeling even.
>>5667483
Nope, I just know they are corporate pieces of shit and pozzed like hell.
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>>5667489
>just toss a few flame daggers into the forest
I was unironically planning to do just that as a distraction to get some heat off our backs for the time being. Kinda funny that I expected to MAYBE talk to those weirdos before this session started proper. And then we kinda jist had to break out and we ran and now... well, we could still try to talk? But then, seeing those mongrels have audacity to steal equipment from us... I don't think I want to, personally.
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>>5667488
>>5667485
Mog paused, gave the bear's words some thought. Ursus was right, what's done was done. He may have not acted especially moral, but he'd acted under unjust duress, of the threat of further imprisonment. Credit ought to be given to the bear, he was a smart creature, probably smarter than Mog himself. Though, that seemed to mostly be book smarts with occasional bouts of wisdom, most of the time he seemed a tad slow, or dull Mog thought, thinking back to their first meeting.

He acknowledged the bear with a respectful nod. Then he spoke again "Lets try and find Kinny, stick together, look around, whisper into some bushes. If it comes to it then we'll have to bumble through the forest yelling for him. Lets go."

With that said he set off.

>Look for Kinny.
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>>5667498
I’m Willing to talk with the end of my weapon pointing at their neck for not reigning in their pet monsters
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>>5667481
>>5667488
>>5667500
>>5667501
>Strong words from Ursus.
>Time to continue on though.
Ursus, Mog, where do you think you should go?

>>5667491
>You are able to listen in.
"So any luck with talking with the females?"
"No. Worst off, the wolf is gone. Simply vanished without a trace."
"Damn! The other female prisoner not talking?"
"Won't speak shit to me?"
"Should we get the boss?"
"Maybe, but you know how she is."
"We have no choice. These pig fuckers are probably going to try and burn the forest again. We can't have that."
"Fine. But you are telling her. I'm going back near the right of the waterfall to guard the women."
"You're not even the key."
"I know, but the female wolf don't know that."
>You now gained more information.
What do you do?
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>>5667504
I will follow mog
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>>5667491
Some M:tG fan picked up an order of the new set of cards that came out. But instead of getting his order he got a set that wasn't supposed to be released for several more days, they were similarly named which is how the mistake was made. WotC sent Pinkerton thugs after him to retrieve the cards and intimidated him, made his wife cry, etc.

>>5667498
Great minds think alike. I did too, but I didn't expect the magic barrier. I also expected someone to come talk to us immediately, like, to be prompted into a conversation and to be given a quest to make up for our "wrongdoing" of killing the owlbears. Left to our own devices it was kinda natural that we'd try to escape from an unjust imprisonment. Though I do admit I jumped the gun on blowing most of my divine smites and escaping instead of talking things out. But retroactively it seems like it was a good call given these guys seem like assholes stealing our hard earned equipment that we JUST bought. It's gonna take FOREVER to collect it all again. The only reason I'd be wary of setting the forest alight is that if we don't retrieve all our gear first then we could end up losing it to the fire if it spreads quickly, given that our gear seems to have been dispersed for some ungodly reason.

>>5667485
We're we just disarmed of our weapons or do we not have our armour still equipped as well? What about the rest of our gear?
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>>5667518
You have armor and items.
No weapons though.
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>>5667504
>I just bumble off in the direction where I last saw Kinny moving off into. Whispering into bushes for him and shit.

Interesting, so I guess this was the moment QM was talking about, the thing where he mentioned he was waiting for "the right moment" to reveal Maggie's sorceress abilities. Also interesting to know she is still in wolf form.
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>>5667504
So uhh, how far are those wolves? Do they have my knives? Would mage hand break the barrier?
>>5667518
Well, the equipment I thought would be im a cave, so far away from fire.
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>>5667527
I think the guards you are listening to are just deer. Or maybe raccoons since raccoons were mentioned in the same post as having your knives. I dunno.

Anyways, yeah, you are probably right about our gear. Still, some of it is in the possession of animals that we may never find if we burn down the forest. Plus some of the caves are in the crater with the forest, if we wanna get our gear in a timely fashion then burning down the forest is risky because it would be dangerous to navigate a burning forest to get to the caves on the lower level. We'd have to come back after the fire has burnt out.
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>>5667504
>>5667527
*not wolves, raccoons
I must've had Mog on my mind. I meant the twats I listened to
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>>5667539
It's nice and all, but how do you expect to get our gear at all if they just collectively took it? Are you planning to genocide everyone and then search for escapees with a helicopter?
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>>5667527
>>5667539
>>5667542
They were deer and not really far away but at least they can't hear you.

Also to answer your question about Magehand... best to try it out.
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>>5667546
Where are ny daggers then? All in the hands of raccoons? If so, HOW FAR ARE THE RACOONS.
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>>5667545
I mean...basically yeah. This is DnD, some murderhoboing is expected. Being serious though, we don't need to murder every single animal in search of recouping every single elemental dagger we bought, but I at least want all our big magical weapons back, plus some of the daggers. I don't necessarily mean to kill everyone, but I am just talking about the ease of accessing the caves on the crater floor if we burn down the whole forest. Mind you, we can still do that, I was in favour of it myself. I just see a potential issue with that, but it is still doable.
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>>5667546
>>5667548
Yeah, it'd help us out if you were a bit more specific. If you could circle places on the map in different colours where each thing Kinny spotted was then it'd help navigating this place and deciding where to go a lot easier. Also, I moved >>5667521 so do Kinny and the rest of us meet up or what?
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>>5667549
I would absolutely kill everyone until I get my 29 lightning, 2 fire and 1 regular dagger and the shoddy sword back. And then everyone else until we have everything back, so that these freaks don't have access to advanced weaponry.
>>5667553
I planned to steal my dagger with my mage hand and then follow the one deer who was going to creep up on Bobtail and harass the shit out of him, before getting rid of the barrier either by (mage) hand or by (magical) dagger.
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>>5667556
lol, good to know, but I was more addressing QM with that post, trying to point to your post and say "yeah, that is a good point. Being more specific with where things are would help us decide what to do"
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Hold on guys I'll give you a full diagram.
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>>5667556
OH WAIT! FUCK, YOU'RE RIGHT, but not for the reason you think, or in other words not for our magic shit. THEY HAVE OUR GOD DAMN GUNS. We have to genocide them now, they are to dangerous to live. They have racoons amongst their numbers, with those guns they could take over the world! I'm only half joking.
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Black = Kinny
Brown = Ursus
Grey = Mog
Orange, Black, White = Jenkins
White with Brown Circles = Potato
White with Brown Stripe = Ord
Light Grey = Raccoons
Multiple colors = Deer
Colors above or near gates mean the color coordinated with deer
Red X means dead.
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>>5667575
Ursus takes a cloth and wraps it around his his nose like a make shift hammer cheif I would recommend we wear protective equipment if we plan not to be knocked out again with that pink stuff
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>>5667575
>>5667556
>>5667510
Ah, good, we are all back together. How big is the chasm gap between where we are the the plateau across from us? If it is too big then I say we turn back and start killing deer.
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>>5667586
"Ursus, I think we had the sleep spell cast on us. I could be wrong, but I don't think they used alchemy on us. As long as we stay spread out and remain healthy then they'll have trouble putting us all to sleep all at once. It is as simple as shaking someone awake to disperse the sleep spell."
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>>5667575
"Fuuucking thieving treefuckers" Kinny boiled inside and as he cursed and punched the dirt, he felt a very strange sensation, as if something changed in the air around him. At first, he thought it was the leftover sleep magic making him see double, but then the translucent third paw in front of him moved, almost as if it was following his thoughts. "What the fuck did I do?" The cat whispered to himself, but then tried to use the Mage Paw to scratch his back.
Be back in a bit, gotta showr.
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>>5667587
I'd say 10 ft.
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>>5667592
>>5667575
>>5667586
Okay, I'm also gonna make some more food while Kinny is in the shower, I'll be back in like 40 minutes. I'm good to keep going if you guys are.

Mog looked at Kinny agape. "What the fuck was that Kinny?! You never told me you were magically inclined?"
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>>5667597
That’s cool maybe you could use hand guns now without defining yourself
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>>5667599
Deafening damn autocorrect
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>>5667592
>>5667597
>>5667599
>>5667601
>As the three of you continued to stare at the mage hand for a bit.
>Jenkins soon interrupted.
"Alright, what's the plan?"
>Potato soon raised his hand.
"Duh... I say we free Bobby first."
>Ord nodded his head.
"Yeah I agree with that plan."
>Jenkins soon did a facepaw.
"We need more than that. We need a real strategy. What do you three have?"
Ursus, Mog, Kinny.... want to brainstorm a plan since you know the layout?
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>>5667605
Hmm I say we set up choke points up along the way in case we need to retreat because of enemy numbers, we should avoid harming the young and non combatants but definitely use force if necessary to get these horned ones to open the way out or at least parlay, that’s my idea, what about you mog?, kinny?
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>>5667609
"Where do you think would be the best place to do those choke points?"
>Jenkins asks the bear.
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>>5667605
>>5667609
>>5667592
"Choke points are fine if we get attacked by a group and need to hold firm. The ground is narrow along the cliff's edge near the caverns in the crater's wall. A forest always has chokepoints technically between trees, but someone could always go around us with how few of us there are. Anyways, let Kinny filch his daggers back from these guys across the chasm. From there lets go along the crater's edge, getting the deer to open the barriers for us, whether that be through parley, coercion or force. After we check each cavern for our weapons and companions then we can think about descending into the forest floor to check the caverns down there and negotiate our escape from a more even position once we are fully rearmed."
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>>5667624
hallways, intersection, openings to caverns, let’s get creative here
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>>5667609
>>5667624
>>5667625
>>5667627
"Gotta say it really works... but is it something we all agree on?"
>Jenkins asks the cat.
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>>5667597
"Magically inclined? What does that even mean??" Kinny responded with even more confusion, watching as the spectral paw slowly disappears into nothing. "Can I do that again?" The cat asked Mog when the paw was completely gone.
I expected to get roasted for that introduction, lmao. Originally written along the post where I confused raccoons for wolves.
>>5667599
"I don't know how well it could hold one, it's not very... sturdy?" Kinny reflected on the paw's lightness.
>>5667605
>>5667609
>>5667625
>>5667629
"I'm not a strategist, not a warrior here. I just want our damn equipment back,but those savages handed out the explosive knives like they were toys!" The cat hissed. "Though, maybe we could scare them a little? If we could just get one of those fire blades to explode, they would likely put them all away to not set the forest on fire." The rogue continued thinking aloud and fidgeting in dirt to 'restart' his paw.
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>>5667631
"So it's settled. We have a plan."
>Jenkins proclaims to the group.
"So which area should we start with?"
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>>5667631
"Of a magical disposition-oh, you weren't serious. Or were you. Well, whichever, you have innate magical talent and never told me, though I guess from your reaction that this is new to you too huh?" Mog said slowly, working through Kinny's confused lack of explanation gradually. This was a lot to take in.

"Mage hand is a cantrip I think, I dunno, I don't have cantrips myself. You should be able to do it whenever you please as often as you want." he finished

Eh, you're making do with your sudden selection of your subclass. Was always gonna be rough unless you made sure to plan it from the start. It happens.
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>>5667635
Kinny is trying to magehand his daggers back from the racoons across the chasm. Might wanna deal with that first.

"Just go back the way we came and deal with the nearest deer and work our way from there."
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>>5667635
"Woah, I didn't say I would be choking no points, friend. You should ask Ord and Potato, they are the dirty work experts here." Kinny informed the fox and pointed him to the two adorable furballs who were in - much - need for some physical exercise. Himself, he just wanted the knives back and chokepoints weren't on his to-do list.
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Alright first objective find a living deer to question, act as bargaining chip
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>>5667640
You should probably roll a Sleight of Hand check to steal your daggers back.
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Bear philosopher
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Sorry guys going to need to leave now.
Got some stuff that needs to be done.
Hope this was a good session.
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>>5667638
"So you say, huh?" Kinny tried extending and contracting his claws into the dirt like he did before while murmuring something like he used to do often... and after a moment another paw appeared from the dirt a few inches from his own. This one had a faint white color unlike the last one. "Well that's nice. I will finally be able to scratch my back properly." The magical cat almost purred, but quickly remembered where he was. "Should I try to get one of my daggers back? Can this..." Kinny squinted at the Mage Paw and it slowly faded into nothing, a second later something plapped into dirt quietly, leaving a barely visible catprint. The cat then looked at Mog and the old wolf felt something scratch his shoulder. "...yup, it can come handy." Then the scratching stopped.
>>5667635
Kinny moved his attention towards the raccoons who he knew carried his knives. With a bit of luck, he could use the invisible paw to disarm them and even get back his daggers.
>Rolling Sleight of Hand to retreive my dagger/s
DC is the target's passive perception (Wis). Also picrel.
>>5667643
Yeah I know. Sorry for slow post, btw.
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>>5667649
Yeah it was. Sorry for dragging in the cave when I was dealing with spells. Have a good afternoon/night.
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>>5667647
lmao.

>>5667649
Alright, take care. I'll see you all Tuesday assuming everyone is available. I'll post my new character sheet later this week if I have the time.

>>5667631
Guess you'll be sleeping soon, so I'll wish you good night. You can ask me any questions you want about spells later this week and I'll do my best to answer.
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>>5667652
No worries, you're working through explaining your character suddenly learning magic.
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>>5667655
Eh, I was just writing for the sake of writing, because there is lots of weird stupid things that can be done with a magical paw. Like scratching big bad wolves.
>>5667654 Thanks Mogs
>>5667647 Kek
Goodnight anons, have a good week
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>>5667657
For kinny
This is from the Fermi paradox game
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>>5667808
hmm, thanks
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Sorry guys.
Something came up, gotta work on a big project today.
Again I am so sorry about this.
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>>5671193
I was about to post a cat, lole
Kinda wish you'd post that yesterday or earlier today, but it's fine. Good luck with your project.
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>>5671193
No worries, good luck on your project.
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>>5671195
>>5671221
Turn out this project I was assigned to was building a small shelf.
Easy work, but I wish they informed me that's all it was. You guys still up for continuing at least a bit.
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>>5671244
Well I am here, but...
>>5671221
>>5667808
?
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>>5671244
>>5671248
lmao, kinda oversold it my guy. I went out on an errand. I'm back now. Just waiting on Ursus.
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>>5671244
Also uhm, if you're still here, could you please process the turn I posted last week? This: >>5667652
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>>5667652
>>5671313
>With his perception, Kinny noticed a racoon just below him just sitting there examining and learning the properties of his dagger as the orange guard explained what it did.
>He really was interested in it.
>Thankfully he didn't even notice the mage hand approaching.
>No one seemed to.
>They only seem to notice as the paw grabbed onto the knife and began carrying it.
"Holy shit! A ghost!"
"The knives are cursed Run!"
>The racoons and the orange antlered deer soon began to flee the area.
>Jumping down to the grassy surface.
>Leaving the entrance and knives alone for you.
>Seems like they are going towards the group of yellow antlered deer to ask for some sort of exorcism.
Take the chance to see what's in the cave?
Kinny gained one Lightning Dagger back.
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>>5671318
>>5671313
"They're distracted. If we were ever gonna look in that cave, now would be the time. If you're up for it Kinny then I can hold a rope out for you while you swing down and take a peek. There might be a barrier and no chance of getting in without killing the deer, but we just need to see what is inside. Maybe you can break the barrier with your mage hand or...I dunno, maybe you've got some hidden mojo you can unleash on the thing, you've certainly been full of surprises for most of today. If not, the knife should work." Mog said, hurriedly unfurling a rope for Kinny in case he agreed.
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>>5671318
"Mwahahaha." Kinny laughed quietly as the invisible paw returned with his knife.
>>5671324
The rogue cat didn't wait for Mog to finish and just grabbed the end of the rope and began attaching it to his backpack's harness. "Yeah, I gotta go down there, there are my knives down there!" He exclaimed and primed himself to hop down the hill.
>Getting ready to jump down to recover my knives and get a look at the cave.
What roll? Acrobatics?
>>5671318
Something important: I can make my Mage Hand literally invisible, as per Arcane Trickster's level 3 thing. Even if I failed that roll, they wouldn't be able to see it without some counter-magic.
>>5671324
It's shameful, but I didn't really pick spells yet. I think I will just grift with Mage Hand until I get some sort of inspiration, or maybe base them on conversations/situations. I hope it's not a problem.
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>>5671338
Roll me Perception Kinny.
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Rolled 8 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>5671339
I'm grabbing the daggers they have left behind as well.
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>>5671338
Usually descending by rope on a rough cliff surface is considered doable by default with no roll, I think? Given that it is just descending with plenty of handholds to a platform that is just below us. I actually thought that platform was across from us, not below us, my bad. But yeah, if it was an actual challenge like climbing a cliff, then it'd be a acrobatics or athletics roll.

>re:spells
Don't worry about it, just let it happen organically or take your time selecting the spells. You can pass it by me if you want my opinion too.
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>>5671340
Kinny regained a Fire Dagger.
Kinny gained a Dagger.
>As Kinny went down to the entrance of the cave he could see there was no barrier.
>He could also see that the cave only had what was mostly assumed to be wooden ass, regular ass, boring ass, broken ass, dull ass, petrified ass, hard ass weapons.
>That's seven asses so you know it to be true.
>Still a wooden weapon is better than nothing.
>And petrified wood is strong as fuck.
>Could be worth something.
Take a Petrified Wooden Weapon?
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>>5671343
>>5671340
Eh, who knows? Maybe they are magical too. We can check later with Detect Magic. I'll be brb in 40ish minutes, gotta make lunch and handle some chores.
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>>5671343
"Huh? They looted even this blade?" Kinny thought to himself as he put the fire blade and the regular dagger in his front sheathes. At least now he wasn't completely defenseless. When the cat entered the cave and saw it filled with petrified weapons, he picked the lightest weapons he could comfortably carry out and skittered out of the cave to climb back up to where Mog waited for him.
>>5671342
Nothing to get opinion on yet. I'm wondering whether there are level 1 spells, which are considered useless/rarely useful, though.
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>>5671350
Roll a d4
1. Hand Axe
2. Shortsword
3. Dagger
4. Club
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Rolled 4 (1d4)

>>5671353
Sweet, lootboxes.
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>>5671359
>Quickly Kinny picked up the closest and lightest pretrified wood weapon.
>Turned out to be a club.
>Better than nothing you suppose.
>Kinny soon took the club climbed up the rope back to the group.
>The cat soon showed the wolf and bear the club.
What now?
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>>5671361
>>5671350
"Keep it for now, when we are outta here I'll check if it is magical. For now lets go back the way we came now that we are armed. Check out those caves and clear out those deer."

I'll take a look through the Arcane Trickster spell list later and tell you which ones I think are useless. Later though.
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>>5671361
>>5671324
Kinny quickly climbed back up and once he caught his breath, he presented the petrified club to Mog. "The whole cave was just full of generic wooden weapons. Or so I think, they could be magical?" The cat glanced at the club.
>>5671364
"Probably not. Oh, and you can have it if you wanna, doubt it's more dangerous than my knives." Kinny said and followed the wolf.
Arcane Trickster shares the spell list with Wizard.
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>>5671364
>>5671368
Where do you guys go now?
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>>5671373
Move to pic related cave, get Kinny and Ursus to break the barrier with their magic weapons. We'll deal with the deer right next door afterwards.
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>>5671373
>>5671379
Cat and his magic hand follows.
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>>5671379
>>5671381
>You arrive in front of the pink barriered entrance on the left side of the waterfall
>The Jenkins, Ord and Potato kept to the further left, trying their best to hide the decapitated deer Mog accidentally caused.
>There you see what looks like to be some sort of church.
>You can't make out the full image but the cave looks exactly like a cathedral.
What do you two do now? Try your experiment?
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>>5671379
"Hmm, what's the plan here, commander?" Kinny asked Mog after getting the look at the cathedral-cave. "Do we need something from here?"
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>>5671389
>>5671381
"Give it a try guys, I'm sure Frostbane works, but lets test if Kinny's knife works just as well." Mog said encouragingly.
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>>5671390
"Not really, just wanna make sure we know we can open these barriers anytime. Though learning about these people's faith is interesting to me in an distant academic sense, and I'm sure even more so to Ursus, we've got bigger things to focus on. We can stop by here and look around proper inside once we've cleared the top level of deer."
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>>5671389
>>5671391
>>5671392
"Hmm, I want to test something else first..." Kinny said as he pawed the ground, summoning his Mage Paw. When the translucent entity appeared in front of the group, the cat ordered it to scratch the barrier.
>Using Mage Hand to physically touch the barrier
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>>5671394
>You move your mage paw.
>You try to get inside.
>You see that the mage paw goes in without any problems.
>As if there was no barrier blocking it.
Now that you have your mage hand in there Kinny what do you do now?
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>>5671397
Does the mage hand not interfere with the barrier like magical items do?
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>>5671398
Nope it's like a ghost if anything.
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>>5671397
>>5671398
"Hmm, maybe it has to do with the destructive nature of the magics upon our items or through my divine smiting that renders the barriers asunder, like throwing a stone in a pond before the shape is restored. Perhaps the benign nature of your paw allows it to pass through, like swimming through like, magic moving through a field of its natural environment. Or perhaps your stealthy nature renders your paw invisible to the barrier, so it doesn't know to stop you." Mog speculated.
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>>5671397
"Aw shucks." Kinny murmured and without wasting any more time, used the Mage Paw to pull out the lightning dagger and lay it down on the ground inside the barrier, keeping just the hilt outside to be able to recover it later. He then turned to Mog.
>>5671401
"I sure wish the barrier treated me the way it tastes the Paw." Kinny responded. "Now let's hope those deer can't sense when the barrier is tampered with."
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>>5671403
*treats
>taste the paw!
must've channeled my inner monkek
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>>5671403
>As the dagger soon pierced the barrier it began acting as if was hit by Mog's Smite.
>Only this was a tiny hole compared to Mog's giant hole he made.
>It seems as if the barrier only blocks physical damage.
>Takes damage from magical items but will heal up eventually.
>It also seems to ignore magic in general as any magical thing conjured just passes through with ease.
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>>5671403
"If they can we'll clobber them. They've got it coming and I've got questions for these overgrown prey, like where's Maggie and what the hell is wrong with these people." Mog responded darkly. The thought of the girl wandering about lost in the woods, unused to her superior lupine form set him at unease. If she was still with Bobby then it'd be a simple matter of killing or coercing the deer responsible for her cell, but she was more wilful than that. How had she escaped? Had she awoken before they'd put her in her cell and fled? Or did she possess some latent magical talent unbeknownst to the group and escaped that way?

Many questions, not a lot of answers.

"Ready to deal with the deer over there?" Mog queried.
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>>5671411 Damn.
>>5671412
"Yeah, you're right." Kinny's careless tone got more serious once he saw Mog's expression. "You might want to use Frostbane to open these things, it seems. Where do we go now?" The cat asked while pulled his lighting dagger out of the barrier and back into his backpack.
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>>5671418
>>5671411
"Next door, we'll bonk the deer on the head, wake him up and question him for if there has been any news on Maggie. Probably ask them what their deal is, where our stuff is, and who are their best fighters too. Lets go." Mog concluded.

>Move pic related

I'll deal with the deer, you can go after the raccoon so he doesn't alert anyone. I'll go for nonlethal so that we can question someone, up to you whether you wanna do the same, we may not get XP if we spare lives, sadly.
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>>5671423
Both of you give me a stealth check.
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Rolled 16, 15 - 2 = 29 (2d20 - 2)

>>5671424
>I have disadvantage on this roll due to my plate armour.
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>>5671426
That...actually isn't bad. 13. Probably beats some animal's passive perception honestly.
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Rolled 3 + 7 (1d20 + 7)

>>5671411
>>5671423
"Got it." Kinny said as he pulled out his rope and followed Mog before splitting to sneak up on the Raccoon
>>5671424
Rollen. Just for the record: I want to lasso the coon, because my physical strength is negative.
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>>5671429
Oh fuck, let's hope the rope works...
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>>5671429
You have lucky, just reroll. I also think you'd roll for the lasso separately from the stealth. I also can't believe that for once I'm stealthier than you. (If you choose to keep that roll, that is.)
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Rolled 8, 3 = 11 (2d20)

>>5671426
>>5671429
Counter perception roll.
First is deer, second is racoon
Deer has +1
Raccoon has +1
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>>5671429
Also, by "bonk them on the head" I kinda just meant "go fight them and hit them with 'nonlethal' damage until they fall unconscious". lol

Though it'd be cool if QM just let us sap them if we succeed on a stealth check. Probably sets a bad precedent though, since usually the rules most groups go by is that anything that you can do to the NPCs, they are are allowed to do to you back.
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>>5671435
>>5671429
Nevermind, they rolled like trash.
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>>5671435
lol
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>>5671429
>As Kinny threw his strong hempen rope, he missed a bit.
>The raccoon looks over to the rope and questioned what the fuck a rope is doing here.
>He then picks it up.
"Hey guys! I'm a cowboy!"
>None of his compatriots seemed to give a damn,
>According to keikaku.
>Kinny then used his strong teeth to drag the raccoon straight to him through the rope.
>Hog tying him once he finally got him close.
"Ah shit! I've been caught by a cowboy!"
Kinny what do you do?

>>5671426
>Mog soon goes up to his deer target with ease.
>Mog soon brands his weapon on him.
>Deer assumes if he makes any sudden movements he is dead.
>Smart to assume.
Mog what do you do?
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>>5671441
>>5671426
Once Kinny got a hold of his racoon, he made sure to tie him up and gag his face, before rolling him against the wall. The cat then strapped the raccoon of weapons, hoping to recover his knives proceeded to join Mog in harassing the deer.
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>>5671441
kek

"Shh, any wrong moves and you're dead pal, got it?" Mog waited for a nod indicating the deer understood.

When it was received he moved on and asked "I have some questions for you, can you answer them for me real quiet like?"

Again, he waited for another nod. Channelling his voice into a low menacing whisper he listed his questions as he prowled back and forth "First question, what happened to the female wolf that you had in captivity, where was she last seen?"

When the deer began to respond he cut him off "SHH, ah, ah, ah, I'm gonna ask ALL my questions, and then you are gonna respond and answer all of them back, so make sure your noggin is workin' right or I just might take a piece of it for myself, clear?"

Another nod. He leaned in close, pressing his borrowed shortsword close to the deer's ribs, spoke softly "Good, second question is *what the fuck*...is your guy's problem, huh? Why'd you just cast sleep on us and abduct us and steal our stuff for defending ourselves and moving through land we have every right to be movin' through, huh? If the fire was such a big deal, why didn't you clean up the oil barrel yourselves?!"

Again he could sense the deer hurry to respond, as if sensing Mog was going to shank him. He pressed the sword in close until it drew blood. Practically drooling into the deer's ear, he continued "I'm not done yet, lanky. Third question, what's in this cave? Fourth question, where is our stuff, what weapon did you put in which cave, point it out to me, tell me which raccoons have which daggers. Fifth question, who are your leaders, your best fighters, what can they do? Sixth question, how do we get out of this crater, where's the exit? Seventh question, where is this in relation to where you picked us up, which direction is there from here or vice versa. And...I can't think of anything else, now you better have remembered all my questions, 'cause it is your turn to answer all of them. When you're done, you are gonna deactivate this here barrier and walk inside and we are gonna tie you up, and you are gonna be one of the lucky few to get outta this alive, okay?"

He looked over at Kinny to see if the cat was successful and done with his own questioning.
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>>5671452
Seeing the cat had opted to bind the raccoon instead of interrogate him he nodded towards him to acknowledge his presence, then asked the cat "Did he have one of your elemental knives? I could use one, I need a tool to breach these barriers, I'm almost out of spells."
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>>5671452
Kinny regained a Lightning Dagger
Kinny regained a Fire Dagger
Kinny gained 7 Daggers.

>>5671458
>>5671455
>First question, what happened to the female wolf that you had in captivity, where was she last seen?
"Sh- she was in the cave along with the bobtail. Then we heard a splash from the pond in her cave and we went to investigate. We haven't seen her since. We assume she went ahead and drowned herself within the hot pond."

>what the fuck...is your guy's problem, huh? Why'd you just cast sleep on us and abduct us and steal our stuff for defending ourselves and moving through land we have every right to be movin' through, huh? If the fire was such a big deal, why didn't you clean up the oil barrel yourselves?!
"She wanted it left that way. As a reminder to why all the old ones from the past are bad. She never expected anyone to disobey her orders and start a fire. Ruining what Nature made for us after the old ones ruined it."

>Third question, what's in this cave?
"Artefacts! Artefacts from our leader! She asked me guard the artefacts in this cave!"

Fourth question, where is our stuff, what weapon did you put in which cave, point it out to me, tell me which raccoons have which daggers.
"All your weapons are on the floor area. They are guarded by the Great Deer Brothers. That's where all prisoner contraband is. As for your friends daggers. Foxman gave every raccoon a dagger that belonged to your friend."

>Sixth question, how do we get out of this crater, where's the exit?
"You have to climb the waterfall."

>Seventh question, where is this in relation to where you picked us up, which direction is there from here or vice versa.
"Listen Pigfucker if you are headed to Canis Lupis you're still a few days away. All you need to do is go north and climb the mountains. Then you can trade your shit over to the Apes."
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>>5671460
"You're about to be stuck like a pig if you give me mouth again, you hear me you wretched ungulate? The only thing we are trading the tyrants up north is a sword through the front. Last question, well, last two, since you forgot one of mine. I'll ask again, who are your leaders, who are your best fighters, what are they capable of? Last, you know anything about the wolves up north? Where'd they go after the conquest, any stragglers or last bands of resistance? I need to meet up with them." Mog responded with a snarl. He thought about slamming the deer into the barrier, but remembered his better self for the moment.
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>>5671469
>Last, you know anything about the wolves up north? Where'd they go after the conquest, any stragglers or last bands of resistance? I need to meet up with them
"I knlw nothing of the wolves up North. Most animals said they died peacefully from old age while some other who became senile ended up being hanged by the apes who currently live there due to trying to start another uprising. That's all I know I swear."
>That isn't all though.
>He seems to be dodging around the fifth question.
>The one regarding his leaders.
>Why is that?
What do you do?

Also Kinny what are you doing?
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Rolled 12 + 8 (1d20 + 8)

>>5671475
Mog went still, thinking. A brave soul perhaps? Or maybe in some strange twist of fate this was one of the leaders masquerading as one of the lay folk? What did he have up there in that thick skull of his, Mog had to know.

Rising suddenly and standing on his hind legs he grabbed the ungulate by the antlers and wrenched them towards the barrier, parting the transparent ward with a subtle *hiss*. He twisted the buck's head to the side, so he could see the decapitated form of his fellow deer that the hirelings were busy cleaning up. Raising his voice just enough to be below regular speaking volume he ranted into the deer's ear "See that, see this holy symbol? You're gonna end up just like your brother over there, a headless herbivore haunting the plains of Purgatory for a million years, lost amongst the tormented souls and the howling winds looking for your head if you don't tell me what I want to know about your leaders. Now, speak!"

Of course he had no intention of damning the poor deer's soul or murdering him in cold blood, but the prisoner didn't know that. So Mog channelled his rage at being abducted and accused of murder for defending himself and his friends, forgot his better self and poured every ounce of anger into being the most intimidating wolf he could be. He wanted his question answered and he wasn't gonna take 'no' for an answer.

>Rolling intimidate, will reroll with lucky if it is a poor roll.
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>>5671475
I think Kinny fell asleep or maybe his phone died. Why don't we call it here and we can continue either Thursday or next Tuesday?
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>>5671479
Fair enough. Sorry for not responding a lot.
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>>5671479
>>5671480
Yeah sorry about last night. I did indeed pass out somehow.
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Ah damn I’m sorry I missed a session
I thought we were skipping the week
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>>5671479
>>5671480
>>5672084
We could try tomorrow if QM is up for it? No pressure, though.
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I should be ready in about 9 maybe 10 hours after some sleep. Do got to pick up my cat in the morning though. She just got done with the surgury.
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>>5672274
Back with my cat.
She is going to be staying in my bedroom all day. My job is to make sure she doesn't start jumping around and climb stuff she can't climb. Turns out the vets took out all their front claws when we agreed it was just supposed to be the two we knew got infected a lot. She now is staring at the door wanting out of my room.
Keeping an eye on her and making sure she is loved on now.
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>>5672465
Back as cat.
Please tell me there is a reason why that fuck removed the good claws.
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>>5672490
Fuck if I know. I really don't know why. I only told them to do the infected claws.
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>>5672496
Well, when dealing with people, it's important to handle them properly. This includes questioning *all* doctors and making sure they don't fuck up their fucking job by repeating the thing over and over again until you're sure they will remember it just because you're unusually annoying. Pardon me, I'm fuming.
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>>5672517
You have every right to. Right now I'm just laying on the floor so she can get on me. She loves laying on top of me.
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>>5672522
I hope the kitter gets used to this. Pet her for us. Are you gonna run today or is it cat's day?
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>>5672544
Mostly juggling between taking care of cat, doing dishes, and laundry.
But I should have time to do some posts.
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Rolled 19 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>5671478
Rolling insight.
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>>5671478
>>5672563
Want to use your luck Mog?
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>>5671460
>>5671469
Kinny wasn't one to fear the water, but even he shuddered at the thought of "climbing" the waterfall. He was also aware of the fact he woke up dry, which meant whoever dragged them in here didn't go through water. For the first time in this exchange, it was the black cat barking at the frightened deer. "No way you expect us to fight the current you dumb fuck, better tell me EXACTLY which path we're supposed to go or I will remove your antlers and shove them up your ass!" The cat spat out as he fought the tidal wave of intrusive, wet thoughts which were overflowing his mind.
>>5671475
Kinny demands to know where exactly is the way up, not believing those savages just tread/climb through thrashing water. There ought to be a way that won't wet his fur.
Tell me whether I roll anything
I'm aware this is out of chronology, but I want to ask this BEFORE Mog put the deer through the portal to threaten him, since I'm responding to the deer's answer directly.
>>5672564
Hum, I think Mog might not be around for a while.
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>>5672576
Roll Intimidation.
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Rolled 8 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>5672580
Oh deer.
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Rolled 3 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>5672582
Rolling insight
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>>5672583
To be fair, cats are known to not be easy to study. He stood no chance even at 1% of my power.
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>>5672585
"It's easy to climb the waterfall."
>The deer replies to the cat.
"There's a set of stairs inside it. Just enter it and you will be able to get up back to the surface.
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>>5672588
>>5671478
"...good." Kinny deflated and almost sighed as he felt relief spreading over his body. "That's all I wanted to know, carry on." The cat told the wolf, who immediately proceeded thrashing the deer through the barrier and barking at him. "Yeouch, I will go see if I can free Bobby while you finish here." The rogue said and disappeared behind Mog.
>Sneaking through the waterfall and moving behind the Red deer, keeping safe distance
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Rolled 15 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>5672597
Roll for Stealth.
I'm rolling for perception
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Rolled 17 + 7 (1d20 + 7)

>>5672603
Fuck, thought I'd stay out of his vision.
If he notices me, the rope goes into action.
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>>5672597
>>5672603
>>5672607
Despite getting his fur moist, Kinny remained unnoticed by Rudolph. The cat remained in position to see if the red-antlered deer had anything interesting to say or do, after which he planned to surprise the bastard and try to free his fellow cat smuggler.
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>>5672603
>>5672607
>Though the deer was on guard, he still couldn't see the black cat that was about to cross his path.
>He continues on his day job of guarding not even noticing the cat there.
What do you do now Kinny?
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>>5672611
see >>5672610
I'm torn between lassoing his bitch legs or lying out my ass about angry Mog killing all deer and coming for him, so if he wants to live, he better run... then pointing him in Mog's direction.
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>>5672610
>From what you can understand you hear the following.
"Still don't know how that wolf escaped. Maybe it's hiding further in the cave. Either way, ain't gonna stop me from guarding it. Nope surreee bob. Gonna guard that cave in case the pink barrier goes out."
Kinny what do you do now?
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>>5672614
Can I use my invisible Mage Hand to distract him and get advantage on lasso throw?
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I'm here. Didn't realise we were having a session today. Catching up.
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>>5672614
QM? Everything good?
>>5672634
Hello. You ever wanted to beat the absolute shit out of a veterinarian?
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Rolled 9 + 8 (1d20 + 8)

>>5672465
wtf...

>>5672564
I guess I may as well.
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>>5672637
Hi. More than once.
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>>5672644
I guess I'm lucky my cats are impervious to physical damage, then.
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>>5672645
Nine lives and then some, huh?
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>>5672637
>>5672644
Sorry got distracted.

>>5672615
You can indeed. Roll Performance or Deception first though.

>>5672643
"I can't tell you they are. I fear whst our four leaders will do to me more than I fear what you will do."
>He says to you.
>Well at least you know there are at least four leaders.
>You just don't know what the hell they are.
What do you do Mog?
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Rolled 6 + 7 (1d20 + 7)

>>5672651
Kinny knew he had to improvise if he was to take this deer down without raising an alarm. The cat scratched the rocky ground under his paws and summoned the mage paw. Almost immediately, the cat made it disappear and move behind the guard to tap him on the shoulder and turn his attention away from the scheming rogue.
>Rolling deception.
>>5672647
Second-to-last cat in this house was 26 when he died. Go figure.
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>>5672655
"Huh? What the fuck? Who tapped my ass? Margaret was that you. Moon Dieties Dammit girl I told you we can't just rut whenever I got a job to do."
He is now distracted. What do you do Kinny?
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>>5672651
Sorry, got distracted by something.

Mog sighed. "Well, truth or lie, whether under duress from me or your leaders, I'll admit you're a brave one. Here, bite down on this, this may hurt."

He pulled the deer free of the barrier and stuck a stick in the ungulate's mouth. It wasn't clear to Mog if what he was about to do would actually hurt the deer, but better be safe than sorry. Didn't these guys shed their antlers every year and ram each other all the time? Still, he needed this barrier down and didn't want to count on the warder staying unconscious or willingly keeping it off, or even turning it back on and slicing Mog in half when he stepped through.

When the deer was no longer in danger of biting his own tongue off Mog rose again and put his weight on the deer to lower him to the ground. Then, taking his shortsword he began hacking at the glowing antlers. The ward wasn't long for this world and a life would be spared.

>Hack off the deer's antlers.

>>5672655
Wow...
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>>5672668
Kinny grinned when he noticed the deer turn around confused, meaning his attempt at distraction worked. Seeing as the deer was momentarily confused, the cat quickly pulled out his rope and got ready to bring the fucker down to earth. Even though he didn't have much strength, that deer's legs looked more feeble than his own tail, and he planned to use it to his advantage.
>Throwing rope like lasso to trip the deer and prevent him from standing up
>Quickly closing the distance to him
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Rolled 6 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>5672678
Roll an attack with dexterity with advantage.
I will roll a dex save.

>>5672675
>The deer didn't feel a thing at first.
>It wasn't until he saw antler starting break.
"What are you doing! You will break 5lthe barrier if you do that!"
Roll me an attack with your shortsword, must beat a 13
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Rolled 9, 2 + 7 = 18 (2d20 + 7)

>>5672681
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Rolled 1 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>5672681
The exasperated wolf heaved his blade out of the rack of antlers and replied with no small amount of venom at having to state the obvious "That is the point!"

>Roll
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>>5672683
>You instantly catch the buck with ease.
>Hog tying him like you did with the raccoon.
>Really getting good at this surprisingly.
>Maybe you could have been a good rodeo cat.
>No time for that time for some questioning.
"Okay Margaret this is too kinky."

>>5672686
Do you still have a lucky?
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>>5672687
One more, but I'll save it.
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>>5672686
>You were hoping for one clean chop.
>Guess you got your wish in a way.
>Curse your old eyes, they are impairing your vision.
>You swipe your sword and hit the deer in the head.
Roll 2d6 + Str bonus for damage.
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Rolled 6, 6 + 4 = 16 (2d6 + 4)

>>5672692
Uh...you sure that damage is right QM? I'm just using the stolen shortsword, so unless this is secretly a magic shortsword or I'm getting a damage bonus for a headshot I should be doing 1d6 + STR, no?
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>>5672694
Wow...why couldn't I roll like that all the time. Worst time for the good rolls to come out. Accidental war crimes incoming.
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>>5672687
He's lucky I'm not a deer.
Kinny glanced at the dumb deer before realizing what just happened and making huge eyes in disbelief. Without a word, the cat moved closer the girls' cell and shoved his knife into the barrier to make a passage through which a cat could fit.
I enter if I can, or otherwise talk to Bobby inside to urge her to come out (and tell her about the horny fuck who decided to guard her cell even though he didn't have to). I'm sure she will be keen to peg the deertard.
>>5672696
Don't worry, accidental warcrimes are like regular warcrimes: very welcome!
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>>5672696
Shortswords do 1d6. You crit failed and hit the deer in the head. Your crit fail punishment is doing a crit hit on the deer.

>>5672694
>You soon notice it got deathly quiet where you are at Mog.
>You were certain you hit the anter.
>You then look over to the deer to see if he's okay.
>He is not okay.
>You then remember your own orders.
>It was something along the lines of, "Okay guys try not to kill the guards."
>You have somehow killed two of them already.
>But at least the barrier is down.
What do you do now Mog?
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>>5672706
Jesus fucking christ this post and the gif made me laugh.
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>>5672703
>>5672703
>You make a small hole to enter in.
>You also remember you have a small amount of time to enter as well.
>The barrier slowly starts regenerating.
Kinny make a dex check to enter... or would like to try something else?
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Rolled 19 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>5672710
I go through and... the knives in my backpack also should interfere with the barrier to keep the tear up for and possibly to make a bigger hole. Keep them in backpack, they are mobile barrier-disabler this way.
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>>5672706
Fair enough, lol. I feel like that pic is gonna be how this all turns out in the end.

"Huh, that wasn't supposed to happen." Mog took a glance back in forth to see if anyone noticed, not that it helped with his eyesight. Prying his sword free he began to whistle nonchalantly, awkwardly pushing the deer carcass into the cave it was previously guarding.

"Don't worry buddy, I'll make good use of your meat. Oh, and yeah guide your soul to the moon, that too." he joked to no one in particular, he doubted the ghost of the deceased found it particularly funny. True to his word he shamefully began to rip free a strip of the best section for a snack. He hadn't eaten yet, too hasty to get out and wary of the offered food to some vague memory of Kinny warning about potential poison.

When he was done he looked around to examine the cave the deer had been guarding.

>Have a snack.
>Look around the cave.

>>5672703
That image works well both for my war crimes and for the horni, getting a lot of mileage out of it.
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>>5672711
>You soon enter the women's prison.
>There you see Bobby immediately.
>She gets up and greets you.
"Finally you daft cunt! We were expecting you to get out eventually. Now then care to explain to us what is happening and why we are in a fucking prison? Are Ord and Potato okay? Also you wouldn't happen to have any cloth with you right?"

>>5672714
>Ironically enough the cave was holding a ton of food in there.
>The cave was cold enough to be a fridge.
>Mostly fruits, birds, and fish.
>No mammilian meat what so ever.
>Must be some sort of Hippie thing maybe.
What do you do now Mog.
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>>5672727
"Sorry, must've picked the wrong door!" Kinny responded to the greeting and turned back towards the "door" to let the red cat know he did not enjoy her insults.
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>>5672733
"No wait! Maggie needs you to help her out first!"
>Bobby calls out to the black cat.
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>>5672735
"What with? And what do you need cloth for? Where even is she? The guards said she disappeared." Kinny asked, turning towards the cat once again, looking around the cave suspiciously. "If she's still in here, then we will need to get very creative to let her out. The barrier needs to be broken with magical weapons, and my knives leave small openings good enough only for me or you."
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>>5672727
Whoops. One mistake after another, just all the bad decisions were being made it seemed. Mog hid his guilt from nonexistent observers, grumbling aloud about how "CLEARLY, these folks were discriminatory hypocrites who placed the value of mammalian life above that of avians and...whatever fish were," and how he was an "equal opportunity eater and didn't discriminate based on taxonomy."

When he was done moping the lupine managed to gather his wits and shoved a weeks worth of fish and bird meat into his pack. They might be here and while and needed a food supply while staying stealthy and mobile. No use wasting their own food, to keep their energy for the fight up they could have double servings off the enemy's labour.

As he exited the cave he gave one last guilty glance at the expired deer. He'd have to make sure the poor creature was properly buried when this was all over. It was the least he could do.

Time to meet up with Jenkins and the rest, Kinny was waiting.

>Take a weeks worth of fish and avian meat.
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>>5672738
And now Mog is about to ruin a perfect setup for deer getting pegged by angry cat with a wooden club, nooo.
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>>5672737
"Over here!"
>Said a familiar human voice.
>You then spot Maggie, no longer a wolf but her own self in the pond.
>Only her head coming out of the water.
>She looks slightly embarassed.
"And I'm not coming out until you got something to cover me with!"
"Lady you're going to prune if you stay in there!! See what I'm dealing with here Kinny."

>>5672738
>Jenkins, Ord, and Potato see you with all the bird and fish meat you could carry.
"That's a lot of fish."
>Potato comments.
>Jenkins then goes up to Mog.
"So, any idea on how to get the fick out of here yet?"
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>>5672742
"I uhh... see. I don't think I have much, but..." Kinny lowered his voice. "Did we ever take her clothes with us?" * The cat asked and started looking through his backpack. The only things that could cover Maggie were old pieces of his leather armor he still had buried somewhere. "Are you sure you can't just... go like this? I mean there aren't any old ones around and we don't really care that much for... nudity?" Kinny asked the girl cautiously while he rummaged through his things to find the old junk. "There. This is all I've got." He said, finally pulling out the interconnected pieces of leather. "We could tear this down and connect with rope to make makeshift clothes for you. This is the best I've got on me."
* We didn't. Mog told her to take her clothes and QM never addressed it, so if she doesn't have them now, she's fucked, kek.
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>>5672740
Not gonna ruin anything if I don't know what is going on and don't care if a deer gets an anal inspection before his annual appointment with his 'Margaret' fuck buddy.

>>5672742
"Yeah, apparently there is a staircase in the waterfall, should be easy to escape given that we are right next to it with few attentive guards around. We just gotta fetch the girls, get our gear back, and return the favour to these catnappers and then we're home free." Mog explained, nodding off in Kinny's direction.

It was about time to meet up.

>Meet back up. Let the stealthier Jenkins and Potato and Ord lead the way so that stealth isn't so much an issue, get their assistance with any sneaking that needs doing.
>On the way glance into the pink and blue caves on the right side of the waterfall, I assume the girl's prison is the red cave and not the pink cave the deer was standing in front of, otherwise you'd think he'd have noticed the barrier going down. If not then just meet back up if their cave is before the others.
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>>5672756
>>5672742
Basically this. Though I would've picked them up for her if she didn't, 'cause she might not have had any carrying implements like a backpack or something. That and Ursus bothered to buy her scale armour, so it'd be a waste to leave that behind.
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Rolled 9, 2, 6 = 17 (3d20)

>>5672756
"I mean we did steal all the clothes back in the ruins... oh god did they take anything we stole from the ruins?"
>Bobby asks.
>She then shook the cat.
"Those fucks didn't take our gold right?"
>Maggie on the other hand was also pissed.
"Hand me the damn armor."
>She swore as she raised her hand up from the pond.
"AND TURN AROUND! NO LOOKING AT ALL!"

>>5672761
"Good idea. Let's try and meet the others."
>Jenkins said.
Rolling Stealth.
Jenkins and cats roll stealth.
Jenkins +3 (might be wrong but can't access my computer today)
Ord and Potato +3
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>>5672766
Jenkins actually has +8 stealth, I don't know the cat's stealth stat, but Bobby had a +5.
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>>5672766
>>5672768
I checked thread 3, their stats are there. Also, awful rolls. How are smugglers th
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>>5672766
>>5672769
I don't know why I got cut off.

*How smugglers are this bad at sneaking.
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>>5672768
>>5672769
>>5672770
Thank You Based Mog.

>>5672766
>Jenkins was able to sneak his way past the guards with ease.
>Soon Potato was was about to go next.
>Things were looking smooth until.
"HEY POTATO! WE FORGOT TO GET THE BAG FROM THE RUINS!"
"OH YEAH! IF WE FORGOT THAT BOBBY WOULD HAVE KILLED US!"
"SHOULD I GO AHEAD AND CARRY BOTH BAGS?!"
"NO! I'LL BE RIGHT OVER TO HELP YOU OUT!!"
>There are three raccoons that noticed and are about to approach the retarded cats.
Mog what do you do?
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>>5672766
Kinny looked at tgecred cat puzzled. "I thought Mog told Maggie to get her clothes, I know nothing of it. But Ursus should still has her armor, so not all is lost. As for money, I think they only took our weapons..." The cat responded just in time to get harassed by the human. "I don't even want to look at you!" Kinny meowed and tossed the armor her way. "And don't fuck this up, I don't have any more freebies!" He sure didn't expect this much hostility coming here. With the clothing issue sorted out, he decided to take a peek at where he kept his money and bag of holding, just to be sure they were still on him.
Friendly reminder the armor is CAT-sized. She can merely use the individual pieces to cover her privates, not actually put it on.
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>>5672770
Smugglers pick rarely-used roads, not sneak through busy ones. And besides, those two FAT fucks are just mules.
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Rolled 11 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>5672774
No problem QM. I got your back.

"You fucking retards, go get Kinny and Bobby, now! You've gotten us spotted. Quick, I'll distract them." Mog growled.

Turning towards the approaching raccoons, he began an elaborate interpretive dance, pretending to be unable to speak so as to dull their wits and make them think he was trying to communicate by sign language. Hopefully these masked bandits were similarly retarded like his chunky companions.

>Order the cats to go fetch the competent people.
>Begin a distracting interpretive dance using Performance. Hope they are literally braindead.
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>>5672779
I think Bobby meant the clothes you looted for Maggie in the same city where we looted the vault, you guys looted some random plastic figurines and junk in addition to clothes from some random store

>>5672783
I guess they just follow Bobby and let her do all the stealth.
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>>5672789
Yes, we gave those clothes we found for Maggie -> to Maggie. I never recalled picking more than necessary. It was literally never in my backpack either.
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>>5672792
Shrug. Oh well. Guess QM should've put that on his character sheet, kek. Usually it is the other way around with the players forgetting.
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Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>5672779
>Bobby then sighed.
"Sorry Kinny it's stress that came from Maggie. Didn't mean to take it all on you an-"
>Suddenly you both heard Ord and Potato just announcing themselves to an audience.
>Which was not helping her stress at all.
"FUCKING HELL!! POTATO!! ORD!! YOUR ASS IS ON MY SHITLIST!!"
>The stress was now getting worse as another familar face arrived.
>That horny deer.
"What the hell is going on in here an- ooh tits!"
>It was then Maggie's turn to rage.
"I told you fucks not to look!"
>A sudden set of sparks and an orange light came from the palm of her hand.
Rolling something spacific for Maggie.

>>5672784
>Three raccoons soon got to your area Mog.
>They all look at you for a bit.
>They are a bit mesmerized by your dance but not for the reasons you are thinking.
"The hell are you doing?"
>The three raccoons ask.
Make a deception check.
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>>5672800
>Suddenly from the palm of her hand a sudden magical bolt of fire burst from her hands.
>Like a bolt from a crossbow like the Lizards use.
>Flying across the air passing Kinny and Bobby.
>The fire then goes through the barrier like Kinny's magic paw did.
>It simply flies pass the deer.
>Leaving the antlered creature stunned.
>Much like Bobby who was surprised by the fire that just came from the human's hand.
>Even Maggie herself was surprised and dumbfounded what she did.
"Wh-... what was that?"
>The human asked herself.
>Another whisper soon arrised.
>It was from the horny fuck.
"An old one."
>The red antlered deer soon began crawling his way away.
>As if he was in a hurry to tell someone.
>The flying flame continued to go for a bit before finally fizzing out.
Maggie learned(?) Firebolt.
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Rolled 15 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>5672800
Keeping to his story that he was a mute wolf he kept dancing. In between wild dance moves he scratched elegant script into the earth with his paws that he was wandering through the forest and needed to stop by a watering hole for water. Hopefully their bosses didn't catch everyone up to speed on their new prisoners.

Then he scrawled an increasingly bizarre explanation for why he was dancing into the dirt. He explained that he had spotted pomegranate's in the waterfall and smelled the smell of overripe fruit, like fermented juice. Never one to pass up a natural tavern he drank deep and here he was, living the life.

For emphasis he took out the single pomegranate he had taken from their make-shift fridge that he had meant to give to Maggie so that she understood the indigestive horrors such a cursed fruit could bring upon a wolf, she'd understand now that she was transformed. With a swift chop he SMASHED it into his drawings, splattering juices everywhere.

>Deception roll.
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>>5672807
Isn't the horny deer still lassoed? Might take him a while to get away, especially with Kinny right there.
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>>5672800
"It's alr-" Kinny's response to the red cat was cut off by the sudden burst of yelling, cursing and screaming. Despite the sudden chaos, Kinny quickly noticed the sparks coming out of Maggie's hands. "OH FUCK." The cat cursed and, having no idea what to expect from angry old one's magic, rolled out of the way.
Jeez, did anyone even look at her? The deer is still tied outside, isn't he?
>>5672807
"Oh FUCK no you don't!" Kinny yelled after the deer and pulled Bobby towards the barrier with him. "Come on, we need to stop him!" The rogue passed one dagger to the other cat and used another to "cut" his way out.
>Chasing the horny deer
>With Bobby
>>5672815
You're goddamn right.
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>5672815
Yes he is still lasso'd up.
>>5672813
Rolling insight for Raccoons (-2)
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>>5672818
These raccoons are more retarded than we were during Simon's introduction. Embarrassing.
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Rolled 1 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>5672817
>As soon as you made the hole Bobby soon made a dash to exit with you.
Make a Dex check, DC of 10. Rolling for Bobby.

>Jenkins also saw the deer and immediately began to go for him.

>>5672818
>>5672823
It's official. Raccoons are fucking retarded in this game.
"Oh I get it. He's doing an interpretive dance. His dance is saying that we live in a society."
>As the raccoons continued to debate among themselves what the dance meant, it allowed time for Mog, Ord, and Potato to escape.
>They arrive just in time to see the deer about to crawl away.
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Rolled 2 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>5672831
Poor kitter. That's why I left her one knife.
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>>5672831
>>5672833
Kinny if you have Lucky, please use it.
If you don't write dice+1d100 on your options.
Also today is not a lucky day for me in general.
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>5672833
>Rerolling...
Not lucky in terms of the game, I hope?
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Wow would you look at that, a rock in the mud! Nothing to see in post above, nothing to see there!
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>>5672839
In game. My Cat is still okay. She is jumping occasionally when I tell her not to but at least she is sitting fine on my bed.
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Rolled 2 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>5672831
Mog facepawed when the raccoons finally came to the conclusion that, yes, he was doing an interpretive dance. He double facepawed when instead of reading the script he had scrawled into the dirt for them to read in between top tier dance moves they instead chose to actually try and interpret his dance.

Overawed by their sheer stupidity and the miracle of his escape he wandered off with the two cats to meet up with Kinny.

Seeing the hogtied deer limp-crawling away and the two smugglers about to be caught in the transparent flytrap, Mog hurried over to the ungulate before he got in range to scream for help or throw himself over the edge and swung a decapitating strike with his blade in order to silence any words of warning worming their way out of the creature's throat.

>Aim a slice at the deer's vocal cords so he can't alert the guards.

>>5672834
Would Bobby and Kinny really end up like the decapitated deer, wasn't I almost stuck in the barrier partway before I smashed my way out? I thought if you got caught it just kinda made you stuck, I was surprised it acted like a portal gun cutting someone in half with the deer.
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>>5672844
>>5672831
Well, lets hope Jenkins rolls well to catch and silence the deer.
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Rolled 16 (1d100)

>>5672834
>>5672839
I don't eeven want to know what I'm rolling for in here.
>>5672843
Oh that's a relief, lol. Please pet the poor kitter.
>>5672844
Also anons, I might be going to sleep soon. Idk why, I'm just sleepy as fuck.
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Rolled 5 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>5672844
grabs deer’s throat
To strike
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Rolled 7 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>5672831
>>5672844
Oh, WAIT! The deer is hogtied, yes? That means he ought to be prone, he was described as crawling away. That means I get advantage on melee attacks! I'll roll again for that.

>Rolling 2nd die because of Advantage.
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>>5672847
I have advantage because it’s prone
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Rolled 10 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>5672849
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>>5672846
Sleep well kitty.

Until then, we may as well keep going, we'll stop naturally when you sleep.

>>5672847
Welcome Ursus, you didn't miss much, just more interrogation, sneaking, an accidental kill, some distracting dancing and fumbling over a human overworried about nakedness in front of animals who aren't interested, etc. We could really use your help rescuing Kinny and Bobby, your sword should be able to open the barrier that is about to cut them literally in half.
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>>5672851
Thanks for having me been working out
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Rolled 2 (1d10)

>>5672844
>>5672847
You should both have adva tage since he is tied up.

>>5672848
Always ahead of me Mog.
>With one swipe the wolf soon goes for the the hit.
>Slicing his throat a bit.
>The big bear followed suit.
Roll for damage.

>>5672846
Kinny I made you roll for the possibility of dying. Luckily it was low.
>Guess you shouldn't have jumped in together.
>You both jumped out of the way of the barrier.
>Luckily you didn't have the same as a certain deer.
>Instead however you did get cut by the mother fucker.
>Bobby recieving the worst of it.
Kinny you take half damage.

>>5672852
Glad to see you here Ursus.
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>>5672852
Yeah? How'd your work out go? Break any personal records?
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>>5672855
my arms hurty but yes
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Rolled 4 + 4 (1d6 + 4)

>>5672854
A clean hit, the blade digging into the gulping esophagus, shallow though, bad angle. To complete the job he drew the blade in a slicing motion and he drew the blade out and past.

Phew, only 1 damage for the Kinmeister and 2 for Bobby. We really need our magic weapons back so we can just tear huge holes in these things.
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>>5672858
Nice. Strong in game and real life.

We both hit, you should roll damage as well. Hopefully this deer bites the dust.
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>>5672854
Ow.
>>5672858 hi ursus
>>5672861
GODDAMIT NO we were going to make this deer the butt of a sex joke stop KILLING HIM NOOO
aaaah I said this would get ruined by mog
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>>5672861
I’m not killing him im muting him by grabbing his throat and mouth
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>>5672854
I think this is the one time I am glad for a low roll.
>While the cut from the barrier barely hurt Kinny they certainly hurt Bobby. reminder her HP is still 7
>Her back legs got the worst of it.
"Mother fucker that hurt!"
>Bobby swore as she felt her back legs get sliced.
>Her two henchcats soon went up to her.
"Bobby! Are you okay?!"
>They both asked in unison.
"Not really... could use a hand... don't think I can walk with these slits on my feet."
>Her henchcats soon quickly pick her up.

>>5672863
>Ursus simply grabbed the deer
>Making sure he could not move or speak.
>Leaving the tied up deer more vulnerable.

>>5672860
>The wolf did a clean hit.
>Damaging his vocal cords badly.
>Mog was pretty happy he wasn't actually going to kill this mother fucker.
>Cripple at the very least but not kill.
>Mog sighed in relief, knowing he was a bit safer from going to doggy hell.

>>5672846
Hope you do get the rest you need.
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>>5672863
Ah, 'kay.

>>5672862
Le sigh. Suletta forgetta. If he lives then we'll let Bobby peg him.
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>>5672866
Hmm he could probably get someone to heal his vocal cords through magic but now that he can’t really talk he’s gonna listen
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>>5672869
YOUR tribe has been letting a family of owl bears eat people, not just your enemies but civilians, that is unacceptable you have the bold idea to not only imprison people who are unaffiliated with iether faction for in self defense killing your pet monsters. At least you didn’t outright kill us but I suspect you would probably try and put us indentured service wihich is slavery with extra steps, am I getting the story right?
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>>5672866
>>5672863
>>5672862
"Phew, close one. Glad to see you again Bobby. You kits wouldn't believe the stupidity of the raccoon guards, I literally got away from them by doing a dance and everyth- wait, nevermind, that can wait. Bobby, you're hurt. Let me help you." Mog eagerly shared his wild experience with the raccoons, cutting himself off when he saw her being carried by her subordinates.

Reaching out he gave her a gentle leg rub, healing with his literally magic paws. A magic touch could allay all aches, both traumatic and muscular.

>Use 2 points of Lay on Hands to heal Bobby.

"Where's Maggie?" he questioned when he was all done. He still had his oath to protect her.
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>>5672869
>>5672872
>The deer looked at Ursus.
>Confused by the comments he was making.
>Owlbears as pet?
>Ubsurd.
>He was violently shaking his head no at the accusations.
>Still something seems sketchy.
What do you do now Ursa?

>>5672873
>After healing Bobby, you hear a sudden tap on the pink barrier.
>A muffled voice could be heard from your side.
"Kinny?! Bobby?! Are you okay?! I saw blood! Did one of you get hurt?!"
>There on the other side of the barrier you could see a very naked but very concerned about the cats Maggie.
>There's something you never really noticed until now.
>Probably because you have never seen her arm bare until now.
>There was this strange jewel embedded into it.
>Kind of like the one Swift embedded into Mog's sword.
>But that's not important right now.
>What is important is getting her out.
Mog what do you do?
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>>5672879
Ok then do you worship them as a kind of spiritual symbol or something else that allows you to live in the forest, ok and by killing then I have tooken away your guardians correct?
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>>5672879
>>5672872
"Ursus, I'd bet that they see the owlbears as equals or guardians given what they said when they first captured us. If you want, I can heal his throat when we have him tied up inside better. In the meanwhile, can you use Frostbane and open the barrier for Maggie?" Mog asked, prodding the bear's shoulder.
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Am I needed for anything? Looks like my heroics ended up in fuck all and the cat just getting hurt. And I need sleep. And my ears are ringing from Maggie's screaming.
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Rolled 7 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>5672886
sorry I’m just a bit frustrated at the moment mog, I will get right on chopping this barrier.
>Ursus sidles up to the barrier with two hands grabs frost Bain and in a batters grip and swing strikes the shield
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Rolled 5 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>5672889
Hmm
maybe my footing is off
>repositioning his footing
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>>5672889
autocorrect?
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>>5672891
Frost Bain kek
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Rolled 1 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>5672880
>Again he shook his head no.
>He then tried his best to speak.
>It mostly came out a whisper or gasps for air.
"we protect nature. nature is being destroyed by the apes and pigs. we saw how you set the forest ablaze and killed the owbear. we had to stop you or else you would destroy more. nature was once destroyed by the old ones... we can't let that happen again."

>>5672886
"So you need me to step back?"
>The human asks as she steps back.

>>5672889
>Ursus raised frostbane and delivered a mighty blow yet again.
>Making a huge hole in the barrier.
>Maggie soon takes her chance to get out of there.
Rolling Dex Check. DC 10.
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>>5672893
Anyone want to roll assistance?
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Rolled 12 (1d20)

>>5672893
>Kin assists
I'll be going, goodnight everyone.
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>>5672893
You mean the drum of owl that got lit on fire because of a stray blast? Because of our fight with the owl bears? The trees are not dry enough for a forest fire there’s hasn’t been a drought and do you honestly think the can of oil exploding with shrapnel embedding my back and wounding me and my friends was intentional? Nature is stronger than just this forest what the hell are you really protecting?!
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>>5672893
also what makes you think we won’t do the same thing the ancients did? hell the fact that forest are even around is probably because they wanted forests and pastures of green to stick around?!
They didn’t destroy nature it was in the crossfire between old ones and monsters, Maggie help me out here
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>>5672893
Hey Maggie here’s my coat Ursus hands her his oversized coat
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>>5672896
Thank you based Kinny.
>Maggie soon saw the small amount of blood on Kinny and went to check on him.
"Kinny! Are you okay?! You're not badly hurt are you!?"
>The human asks not caring she was naked to see if he was okay.
>Kinny was built tough so one measly bit of damage didn't hurt him at all.
>Hell, this was the same cat who somehow survived an explosion and somehow didn't go deaf.
>Still she didn't know that and still made sure he was okay."

>>5672898
>>5672900
>>5672903
>Maggie had no words for this deer or for the bear.
>Honestly she just chose to remain silent.
>Though as soon Ursus offered the coat, she immediately took it remembering she was naked.
"Th- thank you Ursus!"
>She immediately said as she put it on.
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I'm back, sorry, had to take a shower.

>>5672896
Good night buddy.
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>>5672905
Kinny mog and i survived an oil container explode by us kinny as at ground zero and was launched we immediately provided firstaid and magic but i wouldn’t be surprised if the effects are still there like a concussion in kinny’s case
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>>5672910
Kinny is officially the coolest cat
Sorry poco you may be stronger but kinny survived an explosion to the face
balls of steel
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>>5672910
"She's talking about how the barriers cut us Ursus. Though now I think she's worried about all of you because you mentioned it."
>Bobby said to the bear.
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>>5672913
We will survive remember magic, pain killers and our first aid kit I bought for the possibility of this exact situation
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>>5672914
"Right...."
>Bobby says as she winces a bit as she is now put on the ground.
"Fuck my back legs.Can't complain about it though. We got a mission to do. So what's the plan guys? I assume that we are getting our weapons back correct?"
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>>5672916
Ask mog he’s probably get a better plan than me
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>>5672916
Hey if you want I can always carry you?, you probably have a good aim like kinny’s skills with knife throwing
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>>5672889
"Understandable."

>>5672893
Eavesdropping stirred Mog's conscience. He was conflicted. This band seemed to go about things in a self-destructive and antisocial way, they only damaged their own cause by their methods, but their goals spoke Mog on some level. He admitted he favoured the Moon more than the Earth, but he remiss in tending to the soil that sustained them. Even if the Goddess closer to home cared little for every small action and more for the wider scope of things.

But Einstein had said the humans had protected them in the past, and their industry dotted the land with wonders and blessed them with their varied intellects. Surely they owed them something. They probably had more in common with the humans than their ancient ancestors, certainly most animals he knew only hunted when necessary and lived semi-urban lifestyles nowadays. The Old One's technology offered a way out of the brutal lifestyle of a feudal killer that most suffered from, and that was a creator concern to most animals nowadays than some ineffable past harms human's had done to the world.

Besides, it seemed like the cursed dragons had sealed their own doom by offering up their technology to the humans. A technology that may in the future be so advanced it could sustain industry without harm to the world. Yet, could one achieve good through damnable means? Surely not, the new strength of humanity came from wicked claws, a poisoned pill offered in bad faith by the devils of the Outer Dark.

What to do, what to do? In some ways Mog agreed with these hippies more than not, yet they had their own obvious problems and however much he ideologically aligned with them...they were just so stupid and out of touch with every other animal.

Anyways...

"Yeah, step back."

>>5672905
>>5672903
And she was free. Ah, best remind Ursus. "Ursus, did you perhaps remember to pick up here clothes from when she transformed? I don't have them and evidently neither does she. At the very least she could use the scale armour you bought her now, it'd do her some good, I think."
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>>5672921
Actually I should have them in my pack, here I’m sorry I’m just a bit livid at the moment.
>Ursus hands her his pack and turns around to give her some privacy
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>>5672916
>>5672918
"Lets check the rest of these caves on this side of the waterfall, a bunch of the deer controlling the barriers bought the farm, so we should be able to look inside. After that, we can drop to those lower plateaus and deal with those deer and check out those caves before finally descending to the crater floor. We need to get our weapons back and deal with the leaders, we can't have these people hurting anyone else. Maybe if we can work something out then we can be allies against the apes, who knows?" Mog explained his rough plan. Not a lot of specific manuevers in mind yet, just a broad plan of action.
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>>5672924
We can’t destroy too much of their defenses and infrastructure, we have already destroyed the biggest form of protection they had, if we plan on avoiding the destruction of their tribe
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>>5672921
Damn, wish a did an editing pass. Lots of mistakes.

*spoke to Mog on some level

*but he was remiss

*that was a greater concern to most animals
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>>5672921
>>5672923
>Maggie immediately thanked the wolf and bear as they gave enough privacy to get dressed.
>As soon as she got her full clothes gone she immediately went to Mog.
"Hey Mog. I tried to use my ring again to transform into something. But it didn't want to work. Any ideas on how to fix it?"

Sorry guys but I am going to have to call it a night. Sorry for being slow.
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Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>5672930
Arcana check
It’s probably a charge based magic item, from what I understand it just needs a recharge
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>>5672930
Cool
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>>5672926
"If all goes well then burning down the forest and poisoning their water won't be a thing that happens at all. Nor do I intend to kill every one of them unless they swarm us like lemmings. Ideally we'd talk to their leaders, fight a duel if it comes down to that owing to some awful sense of machismo and zealotry on their part and get our rightful property returned. I don't really care about retrieving all the daggers, we can go back and buy more." Mog explained, pausing for a breathe as Maggie rustled behind them.

He sighed. Though he was sure Kinny disagreed with that sentiment.

Remembering his train of thought he continued on "Even better would be if we could come to an understanding and get an agreement for freedom of movement through the forest, this route would be ideal for sneaking past the border when we rise in rebellion in the north and need to strike the different sectors of the ape's empire at will. A strategic partnership would be even better. Sadly, this is all pretty unlikely, we both have our rightful grievances. While I don't agree with how they detained us against our will and stole our property, and we weren't abused in prison, I unfortunately ended up killing a pair of our jailers in our escape attempt. So, this conflict will likely have to be solved with violence and one of us backing down."
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>>5672930
"Remember what I told you earlier? It needs to bathe in moonlight overnight for a full 8 hours. You'll have to wait until another night passes before it is usable again." Mog explained patiently.

Cya QM, have a good night. Next session on Tuesday, yeah?

>>5672934
G'night Ursus. Next session is probably on Tuesday. Don't worry about missing sessions, we won't advance the story in a major way like go through a big boss battle without you. You mostly just missed minor stuff this time.
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My status tomorrow will be up in the air as I don't know if I will be here tomorrow. Sorry about this friends.
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>>5675837
My guy don’t worry
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>>5675837
No worries, we'll see how things are on the day of.
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>>5675837
It's fiiine
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Can stay for a little bit without a PC. Gotta take another cat to get spayed soon.

>>5672937
>>5672931
"Oh right. You both did mention that. So this thing charges by moonlight. Well I better find a good place to charge it as I sleep."
>The woman says as she stares at the ring.

>>5672935
"Okay so no killing. I can do that."
>Bobby says as Potato and Ord put her down.
"So I assumed you took out the other guards without killing them? That would explain why some of the barriers are down."
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>>5676496
"Ummm... we killed one... maybe two." Kinny mumbled a response to the cut cat between angrily licking his paw. He just finished MIGHTILY hissing at Maggie after she dropped her act to snuggle him naked, messed up his fur even further and stole his precious cat-warmth with her cold skin. The cat was royally pissed at the way human treated and yelled at him initially, just to act in a way she herself would probably consider shameless right after. She even left his armor behind in the pink cave, which he sure as fuck wasn't going to try and get inside again. His ass was still burning from the barrier closing on him. "HISS." Kinny kicked a stone in irritation and hesitantly walked close to the pink barrier, tapping on it with his paw-pad. He could try to recover the equipment with the Mage Hand, just needed to slip a dagger inside the barrier for the leather to pass without putting his tail on the line again.
>what roll?
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>>5676529
I say nothing at the moment.
Your anger is justifies your character getting his armor back with no problems.
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>>5676529
Driven by unstoppable and righteous feline fury, Kinny had no issue summoning his magical paw which quickly picked up his old armor and carried it towards the exit. The cat opened the barrier to let his belongings move through it without a problem. Turns out, this was MUCH easier when the passing object wasn't your vulnerable cat tail, for sure. Kinny put the leather back inside his trusty backpack and rejoined the group again, ready to disable (or dispatch) more deer with his trusty wolf.
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>>5676542
"So Kinny do you want to break this horny fuck's antlers? Assuming that is a good way to dispell the barriers."
>Jenkins asked the ferocious feline.
"Besides, it looks like you could use the stress relief."
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>>5676544
"Yeah, sure." Still upset, Kinny nodded his head and moved behind the antlered BDSM-victim, trying to get a good angle to dropkick Rudolph's red pride into the 3rd layer of hell.
>what roll
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>>5676553
Give me an attack roll with whatever weapon you want..
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>5676559
Technically unarmed?
We don't have to continue today if you don't wanna, given that Ursus or Mog are nowhere to be seen.
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>>5676562
Fair enough. Just got the outdoor feral cat my family adopted in the carrier. About to leave soon. Sorry for being slow.

>>5676562
>As Kinny tried drop kicking the horny fuck's antlers, he found himself kicking the horny fuck himself.
>Only causing him to say.
"Oof! That hurt. Harder daddy."
>Maggie only made a cringe face as soon as she heard that.
"Kill him Kinny."
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>>5676568
Kinny looked at the human with his hiss-face. "Someone else do it, I'm not touching this motherfucker without a 10-ft pole." The cat meowled as he rapidly increased the distance between himself and the lobotomite deer.
Fair enough, when will the next session be, you think?
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>>5676573
Next Tuesday maybe.
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>>5676581
Got it, have a good week and see you then.
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>>5676581
>>5676583
I'm here. Sorry for being late. I did some last minute rescheduling when I read that today's session wouldn't be certain, appointment took longer than I thought it would.
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>>5676587
Well we can still play tic tac toe if QM is gone
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>>5676594
I call Xs, I place in the middle.
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>>5676597
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>>5676601
I place center right.
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>>5676611
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>>5676613
I place bottom left.