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 Post subject: Re: CH. 16 - Resistance
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:06 pm 
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Haahqae, Tulbas and Gobax (Prefect's Mansion)
"I believe Haahqae's plan is to climb up into that hole in the ceiling, to bypass the guards on the first floor entirely," William says. "But the question is, how do we get up there?"

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"There are no hatches in this area of the sewers," Sadron answers. "That's why the resistance uses these tunnels, they are secret and there is no way in aside from the hidden door. But...how did they find us then? It's not possible, they can't have known we were in here. Even if they found the secret door, this place is a maze. It would have taken them days to find us."


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 Post subject: Re: CH. 16 - Resistance
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"Magus," Kendra says. "He disappeared during the fight, correct?" she asks. "So, after things calmed down, it is quite possible that he followed you guys here."


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 Post subject: Re: CH. 16 - Resistance
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Haahqae will try climbing the stairs (still invisible) and checking the room for anything to tie the rope to.

If he doesn't find anything; he'll tie a knot in one end of the rope; slide it under the door and close the door to create an anchor; then toss the other end down the hole.

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 Post subject: Re: CH. 16 - Resistance
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Haahqae returns through the kitchen, climbs the stairs up to the balcony, and then enters the storage room again. After securing the rope, he lets it down into the dining hall. One by one, everyone climbs up, until the entire group is together again.

It is pitch black in the room. Only those with infravision can see at all. William mutters an incantation, and the blade of his sword lights up like a torch, illuminating the room. "Is everyone ready? We'll need to hit them hard and fast, and most importantly, as quietly as we can."

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"Damn," Sadron hisses, getting to his feet. "Then if that's true, he knows our plan. The others are in great danger."

"Over here!" once voices calls out, much closer than the others. It practically sounds like it's on the other side of the door.


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 Post subject: Re: CH. 16 - Resistance
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Kendra suddenly falls extremely quiet as she hears just how close the person on the other side is. She taps Sadron on the shoulder and mouths ~Where are my weapons?~ Kendra could possibly see four ways out of this situation. She could take Sadron prisoner, which would lead them back to the mansion. Sadron could take her prisoner, which would probably result in his death. They could surrender themselves, which would possibly lead them back to the mansion alive. The final option would be to fight them, then they could get the mansion themselves.


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 Post subject: Re: CH. 16 - Resistance
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"Give me thirty seconds to get into position. I'll move on your signal." Haahqae replies quietly; then slips out the door.

He'll go to the alcove in the north/west side of room 27; and prepare a sneak attack with his sling for when William begins the attack.

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 Post subject: Re: CH. 16 - Resistance
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Haahqae quietly and invisibly moves into position and waits. After a few moments, William, his glowing sword ready, bursts through the door and moves toward the two kapaks. Miriam is right behind him.

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(OOC: I need actions for Tulbas and Gobax.)

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Sadron glances over to the back eastern corner of the room. There, Kendra's weapons sit, neatly in a small pile.


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 Post subject: Re: CH. 16 - Resistance
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Gobax steps in through the door after Miriam and to one side so Pen can get past as well (one square south of where W is currently on the map). Muttering quietly, he prays for Sirrion's power to hold the draconians in place as his allies advance. Although William had said the creatures had some kind of resistance, he knew that even if he could only stop one of them it could mean the difference between success and failure.

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Grubnick casts Hold Person on the two Kapaks

taking the above as William closing for melee and not going for his silence spell


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 Post subject: Re: CH. 16 - Resistance
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Kendra rushes over to her weapons and picks them up. She is actually surprised that Sadron is allowing her to do this, but what choice does he have? She walks back over to the door, and whispers to Sadron. "We can either let them come in here, or we can jump out and surprise attack them."


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 Post subject: Re: CH. 16 - Resistance
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Tulbas follows just to get sight of one Kapak and casts magic missile at the creature.

'Faster than arrow,
Sharper than fang,
Brings down sorrow,
Unstoppable bang,
So does the missles never misses,
On the way to my enemy's heart it angrily hisses.'


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(OOC: Tulbas will move forward to where he can see one Kapak and he will cast Magic Missile at it.)


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 Post subject: Re: CH. 16 - Resistance
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:21 pm 
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Miriam is the first to move, hurrying over to the nearest kapak and slashing down at it with her blade. It's completely caught off-guard by what is happening, and cut deeply as a result. The other kapak, shouting down to his comrades in the entry hall below, slashes at Miriam but her defenses are all but impenetrable.

Tulbas steps out of the door and starts casting a spell. Three missiles of magic erupt from his finger tips and all slam into the healthy kapak, wounding him severely. This is followed by Gobax stepping out and trying to hold them in place. The surprised kapak freezes, but the other just shrugs it off like water off a duck's back.

William slashes his glowing sword at the non-paralyzed kapak, but it throws up its own blade to parry. This gives Haahqae the window he needs to step out of hiding and sling a stone at the creature's head. However, his invisibility dispels as a result. Finally, Pen emerges and slings two stones from his sithak. The first misses, but the second hits the non-paralyzed kapak, dropping him.

However, instead of turning to stone like a baaz, the kapak starts to melt, like a candle. Its flesh and sinew turn into a bubbling, sizzling liquid that spreads over the floor and starts eating at the feet of Miriam and William, as well as the paralyzed kapak. Unfortunately, this kills the creature, causing it to also melt into a puddle of acid, burning Miriam and William even further.

Downstairs, the two baaz sentries draw their blades and prepare to rush up the stairs.

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Kapak Guard 01 rolls for surprise (1d10): 9, not surprised
Kapak Guard 02 rolls for surprise (1d10): 1, surprised

Initiative
Haahqae (1d10+6): 4+6 = 10
Tulbas (1d10+1): 6+1 = 7
Gobax (1d10+5): 2+5 = 7
William (1d10+3): 6+3 = 9
Miriam (1d10+4): 2+3 = 5
Pen (1d10+7): 7+7 = 14
Kapak Guard 01 (1d10+5): 1+5 = 6
Kapak Guard 02 (1d10+5): 5+5 = 10

Round 1!

Miriam moves 20 feet west and swings her magical (+1 hit/dmg) long sword with great strength (+1 hit/dmg) and skill (+1 hit/+2 dmg) at Kapak Guard 02 [TH 11] (1d20+3): 16+3 = 19, hit for (1d8+4): 4+4 = 8 slashing damage. Kapak Guard 02 is now near death.
Kapak Guard 01 moves 5 feet southeast and swings his long sword at Miriam in plate mail (-3 hit) [TH 16] (1d20-3): 15-3 = 12, miss.
Tulbas moves 10 feet south, out the door, and casts Magic Missile at Kapak Guard 01. It resists magic [MR 20%] (1d100): 45, fail. It takes (3d4+3): 4,4,2+3 = 13 damage. Kapak Guard 01 becomes critically wounded.
Gobax moves 10 feet south, out the door, and casts Hold Person at the Kapaks for 10 rounds.
----Kapak Guard 01 resists magic [MR 20%] (1d100): 55, fail. Kapak Guard 01 saves vs. spell (1d20-1): 19-1 = 18, pass. He is not held.
----Kapak Guard 02 resists magic [MR 20%] (1d100): 72, fail. Kapak Guard 02 saves vs. spell (1d20-1): 13-1 = 12, fail. He is held.
William moves 15 feet northwest and swings his magic (+2 hit/dmg) long sword at Kapak Guard 01 [TH 14] (1d20+2): 4+2 = 6, miss.
Haahqae moves 5 feet southeast and slings a stone at Kapak Guard 01 from behind (+2 hit) with great aim (+2 hit) [TH 14] (1d20+4): 12+4 = 16, hit for (1d4): 2 bludgeoning damage. Kapak Guard 01 is now near death. Haahqae is no longer invisible.
Kapak Guard 02 is surprised and held and so doesn't act.
Pen moves 15 feet southwest and fires a sling bullet from his sithak at Kapak Guard 01 [TH 12] (1d20): 9, miss.
Pen fires a second sling bullet from his sithak at Kapak Guard 01 [TH 12] (1d20): 18, hit for (1d4+1): 2+1 = 3 bludgeoning damage. Kapak Guard 01 dies and melts into a pool of acid, burning all within 10 feet of him!
----William takes (1d8): 4 acid damage.
----Miriam takes (1d8): 2 acid damage.
----Kapak Guard 02 takes (1d8): 1 damage. Kapak Guard 02 dies and melts into a pool of acid, burning all within 10 feet of him!
--------William takes (1d8): 2 acid damage. William becomes moderately wounded.
--------Miriam takes (1d8): 6 acid damage. Miriam becomes moderately wounded.

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(OOC: Baaz are on the way from downstairs. The yellow circle is the pool of acid. Actions for Round 2?)

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Before Sadron can answer, the door knob turns several times, to no avail. Then there's a loud thud, like someone hit the door. "It's locked!" comes a voice from the other side.

"Break it down!" This is followed by a very loud thump, as if someone ran into the door. Then another, then another. Hairline cracks begin to form on the door itself.


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 Post subject: Re: CH. 16 - Resistance
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:45 pm 
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Now we've really done it. The time for planning is over, now is the time for action. Hopefully all of Haahqae's plots which he's sent in motion will resolve for the better. Certainly this desperate group of wounded, spent individuals (and poorly led?) need all the help they can get, even if Haahqae himself can likely escape if he gets some warning before things get too dire.

He's got a few items from the previous battle; and even if they're not needed for the few freedom fighters right now; perhaps having a few extra weapons could be useful in other ways. For example a suit of leather armor could be used as a sponge to deliver this newly created kapak acid to the oncoming Baaz guards. Haaqae moves forwards to put this plan into action.

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 Post subject: Re: CH. 16 - Resistance
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Kendra knows that there isn't another way out of this room, she is presses her back up against the wall near the hinges of the door. If the door ends up swinging open, then it should hide her for a few moments. Even if that doesn't work, she hopes that she will be hidden long enough for her to either attack or to make a run for it.


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 Post subject: Re: CH. 16 - Resistance
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Gobax holds his position, preparing to move up when the enemy appears either to strike with his mace (if there is room) or to throw sling stones if not


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 Post subject: Re: CH. 16 - Resistance
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Moving quickly, Miriam and William move out of the acid before it burns them further. This large pool has now separated the rest of the party from Haahqae, cutting him off entirely from them. The gnome moves to the edge of the acid, dips the leather armor in it, and then throws it down the stairs. The baaz easily evade it, however.

The first baaz veers to the west to avoid the acid and swings his sword at Haahqae, missing. The second one stops short at the acid, climbs up onto the stair railing, then using his wings, propels himself up onto the balcony, right next to Pen. Gobax slings a stone at this baaz, smacking him hard in the head. Seeing Haahqae in danger and by himself, Pen slings a stone at the other one, striking it in the small of the back.

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Initiative
Haahqae (1d10+3): 4+3 = 7
Tulbas (1d10): 6
Gobax (1d10+6): 2+6 = 8
William (1d10+3): 6+3 = 9
Miriam (1d10+4): 2+3 = 5
Pen (1d10+7): 7+7 = 14
Baaz Guard 01 (1d10+5): 3+5 = 8
Baaz Guard 02 (1d10+5): 10+5 = 15

Round 2!

Miriam moves 5 feet east to get out of the acid.
Tulbas bides his time.
Haahqae moves 5 feet east and dips the leather armor he is holding into the acid, then tosses it at the oncoming baaz without proficiency (-3 to hit) [TH 14] (1d20-3): 8-3 = 5, miss. Haahqae drops to lightly encumbered.
Baaz Guard 01 runs up the stairs, veering left to avoid the acid and swings his long sword at Haahqae [TH 14] (1d20): 5, miss.
Gobax moves 5 feet northwest, then slings a stone at Baaz Guard 02 with excellent aim (+2 hit) [TH 14] (1d20+2): 14+2 = 16, hit for (1d4): 3 damage. Baaz Guard 02 becomes seriously wounded.
William moves 5 feet east to get out of the acid.
Pen fires a sling bullet from his sithak at Baaz Guard 02 [TH 12] (1d20): 6, miss.
Baaz Guard 02 stops at the acid, leaps up onto the stair railing, and uses his wings to propel himself up onto the balcony.
Pen fires a second sling bullet from his sithak, this time at Baaz Guard 01 [TH 12] (1d20): 14, hit for (1d4+1): 4+1 = 5 damage. Baaz Guard 01 becomes seriously wounded.

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(OOC: Actions for Round 3?)

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Kendra hides behind the door, just before it bursts open. Two Baaz soldiers charge in and quickly tackle Sadron to the ground. Still weak from the injuries Kendra gave him, he is unable to fend them off and is easily pulled down.

"Bring him out!" calls Magnus voice from the other side of the door.


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