Zg Session 10

It's late on the morning of the 3rd when you arrive back at Headquarters after a late night. Once you've finished going through a bunch of paperwork, mostly regarding the scuffle with the arsonists, Delft calls you into his office at 11:30.
Ernst is seated on a chair but it looks like he's fighting to stay awake. Long night last night.
Garrett‘ shows up holding a mug of coffee. "Mornin’, chief."
Gerald‘ half asleep in a chair in the office.
Chandrasekhar totally brought coffee in for the rookies.
Zane looks digustingly alert. "Chief."
Ernst nods to Chandra mumbling something incoherent before sipping at the coffee.
Phyllis seems about neutral. Long night, but she’s accustomed to them by now.
Delft: "Alright. I know you had a long night last night, so I'll try to keep this short. Good work with the arsonists early this morning. Saved a factory and the workers inside, at the least."
Garrett‘ nods kinda sleepily and takes a seat and a sip.
Phyllis: "Skyseer turned out to have a lead there."
Chandrasekhar looks pretty damn proud of that. (And is being Team Stoic with Phyllis, as per usual.)
Delft: "Sadly, the arsonists aren’t saying much. The humans helping them don't know who hired them, and the dragonborn brothers aren't saying much aside from their names. From Ber, apparently."
Zane raises an eyebrow.
Garrett: "They're professional fire-breathers, I'll give them that." Pause. "That's not a racist remark, just that they knew what they were doing."
Delft: "Turns out they used to be bandits there before moving to Flint."
Zane: "Ah."
Chandrasekhar chuckles a little at Garrett. "They can't have been cheap. Put up a good fight."
Delft: "They've copped to several of the other fires that have happened to other factories recently, but won't say why, other than 'for the hell of it'."
Zane: "Mm. Unfortunate."
Delft: "The skyseer…" He shuffles some papers, mostly reports of yours. "Nevard, right? He's been around for a while. You say he's setting up a meeting from Gale? Hopefully that's soon." He looks at Phyllis. "Some kind of lead? With the fire, or something else?"
Phyllis: "The fire. And the meeting with Gale, as you just said."
Delft nods. "Okay. Moving on. The good doctor Wolfgang von Recklinghausen. He's the one Nilasa gave the documents too…" More shuffling. "Hiding with Lorcan Kell, who's asking for a thousand gold for his location. Kind of stuck there. Any plans on that without funding the criminal element?"
Garrett: "Ask the right people, use the right tools."
Gerald: "N-" yawn. "-ope."
Phyllis nods at Garrett. "I could communicate some short phrase to him with a ritual. Do we know what could convince him to seek our asylum instead of Kell's?"
Garrett: "Admittedly he may be in league deep with Gale too, but I mean… the enemy you know over the enemy you know that pointed a bunch of guns at you, am I right?"
Zane: "I can go get him. But it'll be messy and probably bite us in the ass long term. Probably easier just to fund Kell and then crack down to make him bleed the money in loss over the next few months."
Garrett: "He wants out to Ber. We can get him that for information over money."
Garrett: "As well as nicer accomodations, no less."
Delft: "Hmmm." He picks up Nilasa's casefile. "You haven't checked with her criminal associates right? Sorghum and Starter over at Goodson's Estuarial Reformatory?"
Delft: "Okay, 'supposed' criminal associates, but…"
Zane: "Not yet. Other things were on a timetable, they aren't going anywhere."
Delft: "If you're waiting to hear from Nevard, you should probably go talk to them. If they won't talk, you're free to offer them some kind of deal."
Delft: "Within reason, anyway."
Zane: "Mm."
Garrett‘ nods again, sips again.
Garrett: "What were their crimes, again?"
Garrett: "It’s still too morning."
Zane: "I'm assuming 'reduced sentence' is OK, 'immunity from prosecution' is not."
Delft: "Petty burglary and cons, mostly. I don't care if it's slightly better quarters or even a pardon, they're small fry if they've got something solid for Nilasa."
Zane: "Alright, then."
Garrett: "We still get to string them along on that though, right?"
Garrett: "Great," he responds, before they do.
Phyllis: "Remind me never to play cards with you, Garrett."
Chandrasekhar: "No, I think I'd like to see that."
Ernst glances to his side. "Where to first, then?"
Garrett: "Prepare the ritual, fire and forget, kill time by questioning the small-time."
Phyllis nods at Garrett. "I'll only need a few minutes."
Garrett: "There you have it."
He straightens up his papers. "Speaking of the Reformatory. You've been approved for access to one of the RHC's cutters. Up to you if you want a sailing excise cutter, or a newer steam cutter."
Gerald: "The… oh, the boats."
Ernst: "… I wasn't aware we were going to need one of those in our investigation against Gale but good to know."
Delft: "The Reformatory's a floating prison, basically, so you can sail there yourself with it if you like."
Garrett: "Who here knows how to sail?"
Chandrasekhar: "Never know when a ride's going to come in handy."
Gerald: "More or less? Picked up on it a bit in school."
[OOC] Zane: whats the skill for that, Aleith?
Aleith|DM: You're good.
Zane: "Sails, yeah. If we get the steam cutter its all Ernst."
Garrett: "We can probably get by, we're a smart group." Glances at Zane. Nods knowingly.
Phyllis: "I'm a fan of sailing. Requisition the right spell, and wind shouldn't be a problem."
Zane grins and nods.
Phyllis: "Anyhow, I'll excuse myself for a moment - " and she goes to find an empty room to prepare and cast Spirit Fetch.
Delft: "Both have their plusses and minuses. You're dismissed. Good job so far."
Garrett‘ raises his mug in acceptance and drinks the rest of it.
Zane nods. "Sir."
Gerald` slumps out of the chair, before getting back up to his head and heading out.
Chandrasekhar lumbers on out.
Aleith|DM: By the time Phyllis is done with the ritual, the paperwork is delivered to one of you with the dock your new excise cutter is tied to at the Royal Shipyards.
Aleith|DM: What message are you sending with the spirit fetch?
Phyllis forms a fetch in the form of a male officer, standing at attention, and sends it off with this missive: "Official Ber transport. Passport. Accomodations. Cost is information. See constables."
Phyllis: To Wolfgang von Recklinghausen.
Aleith|DM: The fetch salutes, then heads off rapidly northward.
Garrett: "…"
Garrett: "Damn, it’s fast."
Aleith|DM: Northeastern, actually.
Chandrasekhar: "Nice trick, isn't it?"
Zane: "I'm impressed."
Phyllis: "Not sure how soon that one will pay off. Or if it will. But worth a shot."
Aleith|DM: Arcana check
Phyllis rolled d20+11 and got 7 ( Total: 18.0 )
Aleith|DM: 12 hours
Phyllis: "So we've got a ship to claim now, I take it?"
Garrett: "Yeah. We feelin' brave?"
Gerald: "Always!"
Zane: "Something like it."
Garrett: "Steam-cutter it is."
Aleith|DM: You head down to the docks and find your ship tied up at the dock specified. It's just over 40 feet long, rigging nearly as tall above it.
Garrett: "Let's learn this newfangled ship tech."
Phyllis: "Ehhh."
Gerald: "Oh, I duno as much about those for what it's worth, but it can't be that hard."
Chandrasekhar: "There's only one way to learn, right?"
Zane: "Well, if we blow it up, we'll just get a sailing ship next time."
Aleith|DM: Okay, correct that to 'it's just over 40 feet long, with a large engine in the middle and a large container of firegems for the engine nearby.
Gerald‘ will let Ernst mess with the engine itself while he fiddles with the controls.
Aleith|DM: By ’controls' you mean the boat's wheel, right?
Ernst seems interested enough in the engine. "This is a pretty simple one, actually. That's good. Easy to repair."
Gerald‘ means exactly that yes. And any other buttons and whistles a steam ship might have.
Garrett: "Seems like only a few weeks ago we were protecting a steamship from terroristic actions that threatened the king."
Phyllis: "It … was a few weeks ago."
Aleith|DM: A few months, but who’s counting?
Aleith|DM: Well, 1 month ago, but that's 90 days ago
Garrett: "I'm glad I got the history mostly-right then."
Chandrasekhar: "Let's try to avoid sabotage with this one, shall we?"
Aleith|DM: It's much easier to see the whole ship on this one.
Ernst: "We avoided sabotage with the last one."
Phyllis holds her hands up. "I don't know anything resembling a fire spell. Not my domain."
Chandrasekhar: "I figure as long as we keep you around we'll be fine, Ernst."
Ernst: "Speaking of. Did you get what I asked from the weapons locker, Gerald?"
Gerald: "Huh? Oh, yeah." Tosses a bundle of something covered in cloth to Ernst.
Ernst nods. "Good work. Yesterday taught me that we need to be taking this a bit more seriously. A grim reaper is not normal RHC work."
Gerald: "Yeah that was a little weird."
Phyllis gives Ernst a funny stare, then glances over at Chandra.
Ernst glances to the seniors. "Or is it…?"
Zane handwobble.
Chandrasekhar handwobble.
Garrett: "It's like how the mason and the tinman build a house."
Chandrasekhar looks at Zane, nods seriously.
Phyllis: "Anti-magic measures is kind of our hat."
Garrett: "Two closely-working jobs on the same project."
Zane shrugs slightly. "That was weird, not gonna lie. Not the weirdest, but pretty weird."
Aleith|DM: With Ernst around, and Garrett's training, it doesn't take much time to get underway. It's half an hour later, getting close to 1 PM, when you approach Goodon's Estuarial Reformatory-a group of old, refitted ships moored together off the east coast of Pine Island. The ships don't have any rigging, to prevent possible escape attempts.
Gerald: "Okay so."
Gerald: "The real question is, how do we stop?"
Garrett: "Do the opposite of what you did to make it go."
Aleith|DM: There's a floating dock attached by a walkway to a couple of the ships.
Ernst stares at Gerald for a second before showing him.
Zane: "Drive up onto the beach and let friction do its job?"
Aleith|DM: The boats aren't near the beach, sadly.
Chandrasekhar likes these rookies, we should keep them.
Gerald‘ is pretty sure the wheel man isn’t in charge of shutting down the engine! Not entirely sure, but pretty sure.
Aleith|DM: Eventually, you get the boat stopped and tied up at one of the floating docks. Maybe you'll work out how to do it faster eventually.
Gerald: "Nothing blew up!"
Zane: "So far, so good."
Gerald‘ hops onto the dock.
Phyllis: "Well, not catastrophically. Combustion is still how it technically works - "
Garrett` disembarks.
Zane hops onto the dock as well.
Ernst follows after the others after double checking everything. "Right."
Chandrasekhar follows, chuckling at Phyllis.
Aleith|DM: As you arrive, a prison official walks up. "Ah, you must be the Constables. We…normally ferry people over here when they visit, but the messenger from the RHC that showed up just prior mentioned you probably hadn’t been informed of that."
Garrett: "Taking the new face out for a spin."
Aleith|DM: A couple of guards step up with muskets, to make sure nothing happens with the boat.
Gerald: "Oh."
Official: "You were wanting to talk with Ford Sorghum and Travis Starter, yes?"
Phyllis: "Whatever works, right?"
Zane nods. "That's right."
Phyllis nods. "Those are the two."
He nods. "They're being held on different ships. They'll be coming up on the deck soon to help earn their keep with the others, so it's up to you if you want to talk to them outside or in their cells."
Chandrasekhar asides: "Earn their keep?"
Zane: "Probably best to do it in their cells. Keeps them from drawing attention from the other inmates."
Official: "They help clean the deck in the afternoon to earn their dinner."
Chandrasekhar nods. Stands to reason. Meanwhile, Zane answering the actually important questions like usual.
Official: "There's a string quartet playing during the afternoon while they work. Not sure if that would make a difference or not."
Gerald‘ lets his head tilt to one side.
Phyllis: "That’s curious, at least."
Official: "It's a reformatory. We try to help socialize and acclimate the prisoners, each day different activities are arranged, like musical performances, classes on Risuri history and geography, or calisthenics."
Gerald: "Aha."
Zane: "Hm. Actually, doing this in public might be for the better."
Aleith|DM: Okay. Do you want to split up to talk to them, or one at a time? At their cells, or on the deck?
Ernst is not one for tactful interrogation, so he's mostly standing in the background observing things.
[OOC] Garrett: at cells one at a time probably just to help things along
Phyllis probably doubles up with Chandra, at least. Right?
[OOC] Phyllis: oh the prisoners one at a time, not - not us
Aleith|DM: Okay. Travis is closest. Heading to a ship moored just northeast, you head belowdecks to Travis' cell.
Official: "Travis, you have some visitors." He hands you the key if you want to step inside the cell or not.
Aleith|DM: Travis looks up, not recognizing you.
Aleith|DM: Not that the cell is all that large
Garrett: "Afternoon, Travis. We're with the RHC."
Garrett: "I'm Garrett. We'd like to ask you some questions."
Phyllis glances around the others, about to ask who wants to start, but Garrett's on that.
Zane: "We'd like to talk to you about your friend Nilasa, if you're willing."
Aleith|DM: Alright. Diplomacy (or Bluff?) check from someone? A few people can assist if they like
Ernst is skilled in neither field and does the best thing he can do to help. Keep his mouth shut.
Garrett‘ will assist, at the least. There’s someone who's best at this kind of thing.
[OOC] Zane: My bluff is pretty good. +9
Chandrasekhar steps forward and quietly begins to explain the situation. No use terrifying him.
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+10 and got 4 ( Total: 14.0 ) for diplomancer!
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20+9 and got 18 ( Total: 27 ) for assist
[OOC] Phyllis: Encounter Arcana substitute for Diplomacy, +16
[OOC] Phyllis: oh
[OOC] Garrett: oh
Aleith|DM: No you can still assist
[OOC] Zane: hold that for the other prisoner, just in case
Aleith|DM: The assist roll, if better, is not automatically taken, so Chandra’s check is at 16 right now with +2
[OOC] Phyllis: what's it take to pass an assist?
Aleith|DM: DC 11 at your level
Zane tries not being quietly terrifying… [Assist]
Zane rolled d20+4 and got 2 ( Total: 6 )
Zane just cant turn off the waves of murder :(
[OOC] Phyllis: not chancing it at -2 :(
[OOC] Phyllis: er +2
Aleith|DM: Travis does look a bit nervous, but asks, "what about her? She's just a friend. Happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time."
Gerald‘ pulls out a small rolled ciggarette from his coat, offers it through the bars.
Aleith|DM: He takes it a nods. The other prisoners are being brought up to the deck around now. He just takes a few drags on the cigarrette first while waiting for them to head up.
Travis: "Okay. I’m not just gonna roll on someone for nothin'. I'm listenin'."
Zane: "Lucky you, we're not expecting you to help for free."
Zane: "Nilasa's become a person of interest in a case we're working, and we're authorized to cut you some slack in exchange for your help."
Travis: "How much slack are we talkin'? 'cause I want out, man. This place smells like shit."
Zane: "Its good to want things. The more helpful you are, the better your odds are of that happening."
Travis: "I want something solid first before I talk."
Travis: "Though, I mean, if you want a teaser…Nilasa was doing something to help out her Cloudswood friends."
Phyllis: "Better quarters for cooperating. A reduced sentence for info that actually turns out good. Sound good?"
Aleith|DM: Diplomacy check?
Phyllis reaches into the part of him that wants that and brings that to the forefront of his mind. [Suggestion, Glib Tongue]
Phyllis rolled d20+16 and got 12 ( Total: 28.0 )
Aleith|DM: yeah you're good
Travis takes another drag, then looks around before speaking again. "Alright. She was making arrangements with some newcomers to the city to acquire a large cache of wands stolen from a Crisillyir…eldritch?…repository."
Travis: "They call themselves The Family, and they're edgin' in on the other smuggling operations in the city."
Zane: "Wands?"
Travis: "Nilasa said they could provide dozens of magic wands to her buddies in the Cloudwood, which would help make future acts o' sabotage all the easier, and would help protect against, well, you guys."
Chandrasekhar: "Ahh."
Phyllis grits her teeth and her expression goes dark. Her Crisillyian accent comes in thicker than usual. "I am familiar with The Family. That is news."
Travis: "She said the delivery would be on the 4th of Summer…tomorrow, right? And implied that she and an ally from the Cloudwood she called 'The House Elf' would link up with members o' The Family and sail out to the meet-up from some place in Pine Island."
Travis: "She said she'd be paying tens of thousands o' gold for the haul."
Zane: "And where was she getting tens of thousands of gold?"
Chandrasekhar whistles.
Gerald‘ knows that place!
Ernst: "Presumably from whatever she tried to steal from the embassy."
Travis: "She waved it off, saying that Gale has friends with the merfey, and seventeen centuries of shipwrecks pays for lots a contraband."
Zane: "Aha."
Travis: "So what’s that get me? I don't think I got anything else. They all saw me talking with the cops, so I'm not exactly wanting to stick around."
Chandrasekhar: "That's an impressive amount of shipwrecks." He frowns. "So the Family's involved, too."
Travis: "That's what she said."
Zane rubs his chin. "We didnt have most of that. I'd be willing to see about springing you for the assist." He looks at Travis. "Of course, if you wind up back in here a second time, you're on your own."
He shrugs. "Only if-err, right. Of course, constables."
Travis: "Thank you, constables."
Phyllis manages to get some words out, in staccato. "Yes. Thank you."
Zane: "I'm a big believer in second chances. Don't make me regret it."
Chandrasekhar snorts. "Don't waste your chance." He glances towards Phyllis then, sort of checking to see if she's ok. Doesn't say anything though, just glances her way sympathetically.
Garrett‘ gives a thumbs up from the corner.
Zane goes to find the warden. "Spring him. He earned it. If he winds up back here again…" A small shrug. "Can’t say we didnt try."
Aleith|DM: He nods. "Are you talking to Ford, or do you think Travis was enough?"
Zane: "We'll see what Ford has to offer, if you don't mind."
Phyllis waits for Travis to at least be out of earshot before swearing in her native tongue, Primordial. After a pause, she tightens her gloves, regains her composure, and nods at Chandra. "…I'll be fine."
Aleith|DM: You talk to Ford, who's abovedecks right now, so he's a bit more relaxed and easier to talk to. He doesn't really have any new info-just the same stuff about Nilasa making some kind of deal for wands with The Family tomorrow.
Chandrasekhar nods.
Gerald‘ gives him a couple ciggarettes for his trouble! Since Ford has nothing new to add.
Zane gets him bumped to nicer quarters at least. Cooperation should be rewarded. Visibly, that way other prisoners are more inclined to help at a later date. >_>
Aleith|DM: Easy enough to arrange.
Aleith|DM: The warden gets you to sign some paperwork-they check out-for both of them before you head back to your ship.
Aleith|DM: The guards nod to you before heading back up the walkway to the nearby ship.
Zane nods to the guards. They hae a rough job.
[OOC] Phyllis: oh of course, Dwarven, not Primordial. Wow I was looking at the wrong part of the player’s guide.
Aleith|DM: Haha, yes.
Zane: "So. Tomorrow, Pine Island."
Gerald: "Woo yeah, goin' on a raid."
Garrett: "Yeah, we can't just let that one go. Even if we're gonna be talking to Gale not too long after that."
Aleith|DM: Where are you heading to now? You've got a name, 'The House Elf', and the district where the meet's happening, but no specific location. "
Aleith|DM: The name doesn't ring any bells offhand.
Garrett: "I know a guy in Pine Island, maybe he knows a few things."
Phyllis: "Was just about to ask if you could put an ear to the ground, Garrett."
Zane nods. "We can swing by. Also gotta figure out who this 'House Elf' is."
Aleith|DM: Setting sail for the west coast and Pine Island? Okay.
Ernst: "Want to ask around town then and meet up in a bit?"
Gerald: "Man, who *doesn't* know someone in Pine Island? This is gunna be great."
Chandrasekhar: "I can't believe someone would use that as their pseudonym."
Garrett: "It's a weird one, yeah."
Garrett: "Is it like… a house whiskey, so you get the homebrewed stuff?"
Gerald: "I bet it's a kinky sex thing."
Zane: "Cloudwood is not my turf. One of you have people in the area?"
Garrett: "An elf you keep in your house for some kinky- right, what Gerald said."
Chandrasekhar facepalms.
Gerald: "Nope not it."
Garrett: "We don't judge, we're just the enforcers, Chandra."
Garrett: "Also not anyone in particular, no."
Phyllis: "Zane."
Phyllis: "The skyseer we just met. Nevard. That doesn't count as 'people in the area'?"
Aleith|DM: It's a short trip to a nearby dock, and then you head into the district, starting with Garrett's friend Oxnard Montalvo.
Gerald: "Oh right, and the angr bandit dude with the bow."
Zane: "I figured he was going to be busy with Gale. The bowman, I had not considered."
Phyllis: "Though I figure asking them about the operation we're about to bust up is probably… not for the best. At least, I think the bowmen are her 'buddies.'"
Zane shrugs. "There you have it, then. We need someone… unafilliated."
Garrett: "Ox, you booming oaf, how've you been?" he greets the man. Goodnaturedly. There's a common corner of a Pine Island tavern- The Ivy Garter- that Oxnard frequents when he's looking for odd jobs- but it also has a good window spot for viewing across part of the shore.
Gerald: "I don't think unafiliated people really go into the cloudwood."
Chandrasekhar: "I know a few people in the Cloudwood, for what it's worth. Could ask around."
It's a little too early for Ox to be making the rounds of bars, a docker looking for audiences.
Zane gestures at Chandrasekhar in a vague 'there you go' sort of way.
Ox: "Ah, Garrett! Good to see you! I hope you haven't been making too much trouble for us."
Garrett: "Waves in other waters, so they don't reach our shores."
Ox: "Good to hear, good to hear." He claps you on the shoulders. "You came with your friends, so I assume this visit isn't just to catch up."
Gerald‘ gives friendly nod.
Garrett: "I lost a bet and owe them all Ivy Leagues-" some double-shot liquor mix served here "-and, well, two birds with one stone."
Ox: "Haha! Fair enough."
Garrett: "I’ll make it seven, then."
Garrett: "Anyway, I'm interested in new faces and new places."
Ox: "Oh?"
Garrett: "'The House Elf," for the face. "
Ox: "The House Elf…?"
He thinks for a moment.
Ox: "Oh, him! He's not new. I think he puts on performances, magic shows and the like? Popular for birthday parties and the like. I think one of my kids went to one he performed at."
Garrett: "Are they actually… an elf, or is it contacts and putty."
Chandrasekhar raises an eyebrow helplessly.
Aleith|DM: He flags down the bartender and asks him a couple of questions, then jots down an address for you. "This is his place. It's a 10-minute walk from here."
Ox: "A gnome, really. Almost like a short elf. Lots of funny hats, pulling animals from them, that kind of thing."
Aleith|DM: He nods to Chandrasekhar. "No offence, of course."
Gerald‘ gives Phyllis one of those kind of pointed, almost smiling looks.
Garrett` sort of glances at the group like ’okay maybe this won't be the guy. but we'll try.'
Garrett‘ doesn’t actually -say- that though, it's his face.
Chandrasekhar: "Hah! None taken."
Garrett: "And then there's the place. Not 'the House Elf's, that is."
Ox: "The place?"
Garrett: "…there's been trouble being made here without the police's help, hasn't there been?"
Garrett: "The thugs and bosses we knew, those devils-"
Ox: "There's always trouble here, if you look for it."
Garrett: "They've started to butt heads with The Family, haven't they?"
Ox: "Ah, The Family. Yes, they're new. I think they've been reaching out, but they're still…setting up?"
Ox: "They haven't been directly interferring but…the others around here, things are getting a bit more heated. Someone's stirring the pot."
Garrett: "Pot's gonna bubble over really quickly, soon."
Phyllis flares her eyes for a moment at the mention of them. "Yes. We have noticed."
Chandrasekhar: "That tends to happen when they get involved."
Ox: "I hope not. That's what they pay you for, isn't it?"
Zane smiles faintly.
Ox: "I'll keep an eye out and an ear open, and let you know if anything's up."
Gerald: "They also pay us for getting drunk on the job!" Level stare at Garret. Where are those shots?
Phyllis: "Pay doesn't have anything to do with it. This is a matter of public safety."
Aleith|DM: They're there now.
Aleith|DM: Ox raises his glass for a toast.
Garrett: "It's going down here, so- "
Zane: "Well. Pay doesn't hurt, either. But mostly yeah, duty heavier than a mountain."
Garrett‘ raises a glass.
Ox: "To quieter times."
Zane raises his glass. "Quieter times."
Gerald` follows suit. Is gettin’ real good at getting inhebriated on the clock. RHC is the best.
Chandrasekhar will toast to that.
Gerald: "Also like, tomorrow."
Phyllis raises her glass, as well.
Garrett: "Yup. So really, if you find out before us, do give us a good holler."
Aleith|DM: He nods.
Garrett: "Don't be a stranger, you're strange enough, yeah?"
Ox: "Ha! You too. I'll let you know if I can get some kind of big performance lined up. Maybe at the Navras Opera House? They're auditioning. We'll see if the clothes I bought help."
Chandrasekhar: "I'll put in a good word for you. Friend of a friend, and all."
Aleith|DM: As you step outside and start walking towards the House Elf's address, and a yellow canary flies a circle around you. The breeze speaks with a woman's voice, elegant and tinged with a Danoran accent.
Voice: "Your character comes recommended by a dear friend of mine. At his suggestion, I would like to arrange a meeting so you and I may discuss a mutual enemy. Speak to the wind a time that is convenient for you, preferably within the next two days, and my canary will guide you when you are ready. The meeting will occur in my territory, because while I trust my dear friend, I confess I find him a poor judge of character. After all, he associates with me."
Gerald‘ very nearly shoots the bird out of the air, but figures out what’s going on before he does. Shrugs, glances to the others. "Before or after the wand thing is supposed to go down…?"
Phyllis: "Before. Do we have a time for that, though?"
Aleith|DM: It's about 3:30 now.
Aleith|DM: You're a 10 minute walk from The House Elf's.
Gerald: "Could do it at night, probably."
Zane smiles thinly. "Depends on how irate we want her to be. I suspect before is the wiser choice."
Aleith|DM: The meeting sounds like it'll be in the Clooudwood, so probably a couple hours to get there from here, an hour from Central?
Zane: "Eight-ish?"
Phyllis: "Eight PM, tonight."
Voice: "Very well. The canary will guide you to the location in the Cloudwood. I'll see you tonight."
Aleith|DM: The breeze lingers for a bit longer, then swirls away and flies off.
Chandrasekhar: "Points for style."
Aleith|DM: The canary follows you as you head to the House Elf's place.
Phyllis: "I'll need to take notes on what she did for that. Hm."
Garrett: "This is like that other ritual earlier, yeah."
Aleith|DM: The address leads you to a location in a strand of shops, with a painted sign of a clichéd magician in a gentleman’s coat pulling a badger out of a top-hat.
Phyllis: "Less limitations, or maybe several in concert."
Aleith|DM: There's a tailor's shop to the left, and an apothecary to the right.
Garrett: "Don't be surprised if the doorknob turns into flowers."
Zane: "Am I allowed to threaten to pull his liver out of my hat?"
Gerald‘ knocks on the door before heading in.
Garrett: "You don’t wear a hat."
Aleith|DM: It doesn't turn into flowers, and opens normally.
Zane: "That's why its a trick."
Chandrasekhar snorts.
Garrett‘ also enters.
Zane heads in with the others.
Aleith|DM: As you head in, you see a short gnome step down a short flight of stairs-through the door you can see a brief glimpse of what looks like a stage. Around the room like some props. The gnome has impishly-curled mustache and is wearing a suit and top-hat with a pair of white gloves.
Gnome: "Ah, customers! What can I help you folks with?"
Aleith|DM: He pulls off his hat. "A little performance?" He pulls out a badger from the hat. "I can do all kinds!"
Gerald: "Man, why don’t *you* have a cool magician outfit Phyllis?"
Aleith|DM: The badger frolics about as he puts the hat back on his head…a bowler hat?
Gerald‘ pauses, blinks at the badger. "Dang, a badger?"
Garrett` nods towards Ernst. "It’s his birthday, he just turned 18, and we wanted something special."
Gnome: "They're my favourite!"
Blander: "Well, you've come to the right place. Blander Waryeye can help you out!"
Ernst glances back at Garrett before shaking his head silently.
Phyllis shrugs. "My sort of magic has a subtlety to it. A costume would give up the game too easily."
Phyllis also chastises Garrett, her voice tinged with cold scorn. "I don't … think we're here as customers. This time."
Blander: "No?"
Phyllis glances at Garrett, again, wondering if he has a plan here or if they should be straight with the guy.
Phyllis: "We're with the RHC. It's a matter of public safety, you see."
Blander: "Oh?"
Blander: "I suppose I should tell you about my dreams of building a trebuchet, then."
Chandrasekhar: "Actually…"
[OOC] Aleith|DM: *shouldn't
Gerald: "I don't *think* building a trebuchet is technically illegal…"
Zane: "It's good to dream. It is not good to cut deals with the Family."
Blander: "The family?"
Chandrasekhar: "We'd rather hear the details about the deal between the Family and your contacts in the Cloudwood."
Phyllis: "Blokes from Crissilyri. We know of a deal about to go down with them. Listen, I immigrated from there."
Phyllis: "You don't want to give these guys a foothold."
Phyllis: "You're not in trouble. I know you have reasons for this approach."
Blander: "Oh, THAT Family…" He shoves the door open, blinks through the doorway behind him, before taking off across the stage. A few badgers hiss at you as he runs past them.
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 19:Gerald | 17:Garrett | 14:Zane | 12:Ernst | 11:Phyllis | 8:Chandra | 6:Honey Badgers | 4:Blander |
Phyllis: "Suka blyad."
Aleith|DM: Gerald?
Aleith|DM: Also most y'all need to update your pogs
Gerald‘ quickly draws his gun and puts two shots in the gnome’s leg, after marking the Gnome as his prey and heading up stage. "One day people are going to stop running away form RHC with firearms!"
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20+7 and got 13 ( Total: 20 ) for perception
Aleith|DM: That’s a wall
Aleith|DM: that stair leads up 15 feet to the next level
[OOC] Gerald: oh
Phyllis: "I just SAID you weren't in trouble if you'd cooperate."
Aleith|DM: Garrett: THe floor there doesn't look safe to step on.
Aleith|DM: A single mistep here will trigger a cascade of blinding and burning explosives
Garrett: "So… uh."
Garrett: "Don't step on the yellow."
Gerald‘ rolled 2#d20+10(1) and got 1 ( Total: 11 ) for two fang strike also
Also rolled 2#d20+10(2) and got 1 [Total: 11]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 22
Gerald: "…"
Aleith|DM: This place is a real fire hazard. Dozens of buckets filled with quick-flash firedust and other theatrical alchemicals lie stacked about, some of them having fallen on their sides.
Garrett: "If you do, this entire place goes up like-"
Gerald: "There’s a lot of yellow."
[OOC] Gerald: oh wait two shots
Aleith|DM: Misses!
Gerald‘ rolled 2#d20+10(1) and got 11 ( Total: 21 ) for second
Also rolled 2#d20+10(2) and got 7 [Total: 17]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 38
Aleith|DM: Hits!
Gerald` rolled 2d8+6 and got 1, 7 ( Total: 14 )
d6: 5 [Total: 5]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 19
Aleith|DM: Can’t mark him as quarry, the badgers are closer
Gerald‘ reloads then!!!
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 14!] "Unfair!" exclaims the gnome as your attack grazes him. He scowls for a second, then vanishes completely. [Fade Away
Aleith|DM: Garrett?
Gerald: "Don’t look at me you're the one that ran!"
[OOC] Garrett: is that standing on yellow shit
Aleith|DM: not quite
Garrett‘ flings his shuriken in the area the gnome was last seen! That blue X’d area! [Sly Flourish]
[OOC] Garrett: do I get CA because he hasn't taken an action yet in combat
Aleith|DM: …technically
Aleith|DM: wait no
Aleith|DM: He had the surprise round
Aleith|DM: the badgers are still flatfooted
Garrett‘ still flings his shuriken though.
Aleith|DM: -5!
Garrett` rolled 1d20+7 and got 1 ( Total: 8 )
Aleith|DM: Not that it mattered.
Aleith|DM: It pegs into the wall, then reappears in your hand.
Aleith|DM: Zane?
Zane moves through the door and past Gerald, hopping onto the stage. He uses the momentup to roll forward and kick a badger, then hops back to the edge. [Move, Quick Lunge]
Zane rolled d20+10 and got 11 ( Total: 21 ) for vs AC
Zane punts it off stage.
Aleith|DM: Hit! [KO!]
Aleith|DM: Ernst?
Ernst makes his way into the room before aiming his shotgun and firing it where the gnome was. [Magic Weapon]
Ernst rolled 2#d20+9(1) and got 17 ( Total: 26.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+9(2) and got 7 [Total: 16.0 (Low), Avg: 7.00]
Total: 42.0, Avg: 12.00
Aleith|DM: …hits!
[OOC] Ernst: Can I heroic effort the 16 to hit twice yes yes?
Aleith|DM: It’s an 11, Heroic Effort is…+2? +4?
[OOC] Phyllis: 4
[OOC] Ernst: +4
Aleith|DM: yeah 15 hits
Ernst rolled 2d8+5 and got 4, 7 ( Total: 16.0 ) for Sam and Ice get +1 to hit and +2 damage next turn
Aleith|DM: He's…knocked out! [KO!]
Ernst blows the smoke off of his shotgun. "These are pretty neat."
Garrett: "I'm starting to think we should all carry like, two of those."
Garrett: "Each."
Zane: "No thanks."
Ernst: "I'm carrying three right now."
Chandrasekhar: "…three?"
Garrett: "That's the spirit."
Chandrasekhar: "I can't tell whether to be impressed, proud, or…"
Phyllis holds up her hands in the 'fingergun' pose. "I've already got as many as I need."
Ernst: "Yeah. So I don't have to reload. It's easier to quick draw another one out."
Phyllis makes two 'pew-pew' motions at Garrett.
Aleith|DM: Phyllis?
Gerald: "Three yeah."
Gerald: "I mean, we got a lot of 'em laying around Garrett."
Phyllis steps next to Ernst and attacks the badgers with psychic visions and sensations of tendrils grasping from the ground. [Beguiling Strands]
Phyllis rolled 2#d20+7(1) and got 3 ( Total: 10.0 ) for vs will, A then B
Also rolled 2#d20+7(2) and got 17 [Total: 24.0 (High), Avg: 17.00]
Total: 34.0, Avg: 10.00
Aleith|DM: Miss, hit!
Phyllis: 4 damage!
Aleith|DM: Honey Badger B just doesn't care. [Diehard] Bloodied!
Aleith|DM: Chandra?
[OOC] Phyllis: Is it too late to AP?
Aleith|DM: not really
[OOC] Ernst: I'd save your AP honestly.
[OOC] Phyllis: just hedging my bets
[OOC] Gerald: it's cool i got disruptive shot it would be statically improbable for me to roll double 1s again!!
Chandrasekhar rushes in and charges the wounded badger! [Charge] [Shift] [Virtuous Strike]
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+9 and got 5 ( Total: 14 )
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Chandrasekhar rolled d8+5 and got 6 ( Total: 11 )
[OOC] Aleith|DM: KO!
Aleith|DM: Honey Badger A skirts around Chandra, before landing on some of the firedust and Gnawing at Phyllis!
Ernst stares at the badger before scowling. He fires a lightning bullet at it as it tries to attack. [Shocking Feedback - Immediate Interrupt]
Ernst rolled 2#d20+9(1) and got 5 ( Total: 14.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+9(2) and got 9 [Total: 18.0 (Low), Avg: 9.00]
Total: 32.0, Avg: 7.00
Gerald‘ rolled 2#d20+9(1) and got 3 ( Total: 12 ) for Disruptie Strike
Also rolled 2#d20+9(2) and got 20 [Total: 29]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 41
Ernst rolled 2d8+5 and got 3, 6 ( Total: 14.0 )
Gerald` did even more damage than ernst did because his dick is bigger.
Aleith|DM: you don’t…both…have to shoot it
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: ain't no kill like overkill
[OOC] Garrett: how else would we know about the penis sizes tho
Aleith|DM: KO!
[OOC] Ernst: Chandra gets resist all 5
Aleith|DM: it still sets off the firedust
Aleith|DM: The fuse begins burning
Aleith|DM rolled d20+0 and got 11 ( Total: 11 )
Gerald‘ stomps the fuse out with his heavy ass boots.
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 19:Gerald | 17:Garrett | 14:Zane | 12:Ernst | 11:Phyllis | 11:Razzle Dazzle | 8:Chandra |
Aleith|DM: Thievery?
[OOC] Garrett: is that… directed at gerald
Aleith|DM: Ah yes, and the gnome reappears.
Aleith|DM: Yes
Aleith|DM: It’s his turn
Gerald‘ isn’t sure how thievery applies to putting his boot on a thin peice of wire to extinguise a flame, but, okay.
Gerald‘ rolled d20+4 and got 16 ( Total: 20 )
Aleith|DM: you’re fine, it goes out
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: there are D&D rules for this sort of thing! Gosh!
Aleith|DM: Okay, so you have an unconcious gnome.
Chandrasekhar: "It's a shame they don't give us a bonus for every idiot we truss up and send back to HQ."
Gerald: "That would be a lot of bonuses."
Garrett‘ corrects the narrative, we have a handcuffed, unconsious gnome.
Chandrasekhar: "Right!"
Aleith|DM: Okay. If you’ll just all adjust your positions….
Ernst: "I'd rather not tempt our luck any further. Can we all get out of the room filled with flammable explosive materials and interrogate this guy elsewhere?"
Garrett: "Obviously. What madman would do this in a room full of explosive."
Aleith|DM: Oh no
Aleith|DM: not off the stage
Aleith|DM: Not that quickly
[OOC] Garrett: I'm not staying on that stage
Aleith|DM: Well, I mean
Ernst: "… there's someone above us isn't there?"
Ernst glances up at the rafters.
Aleith|DM: It's only several seconds later when you hear a door slam open above you
Gerald‘ swings his gun up at the sound.
Aleith|DM: And a few security guards hop down from the scaffolding up top.
Zane sighs.
Aleith|DM: Another female gnome stands atop.
Gerald: "…I’m not laughing out loud right?"
Phyllis: "What's there to laugh at?"
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 19:Gerald | 19:Guard A | 17:Garrett | 17:Guard C | 16:Guard B | 14:Zane | 13:Danisca | 12:Ernst | 11:Phyllis | 11:Razzle Dazzle | 8:Chandra |
Gerald: "Well I mean…"
Aleith|DM: Gerald?
Gerald: "What… isn't there to laugh at?"
Gerald‘ marks A as his quarry and then tiwn shots into it, after getting out of the explosive gunk.
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+11(1) and got 6 ( Total: 17 )
Also rolled 2#d20+11(2) and got 4 [Total: 15]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 32
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+11(1) and got 1 ( Total: 12 )
Also rolled 2#d20+11(2) and got 19 [Total: 30]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 42
Aleith|DM: One hit each!
Gerald` rolled d8+4 and got 6 ( Total: 10 )
d8+4: 6 [Total: 10]
d6: 6 [Total: 6]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 26
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 26!] Bloodied!
Aleith|DM: Guard A retaliates by striking Gerald with a Baton Flurry!
Aleith|DM rolled d20+6 and got 8 ( Total: 14 )
Aleith|DM: Marked! [Hired Defender]
Aleith|DM: When an apothecary guard makes an attack on his turn, he marks the target. If that creature shifts away from the apothecary guard or attacks a creature other than the guard, the guard can make an opportunity attack against the marked target.
Aleith|DM: Garrett?
Garrett` dances about and shanks Guard C in the back. [Opening Move]
Garrett` rolled 1d20+14 and got 7 ( Total: 21 )
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Garrett` rolled 2d4+8 and got 1, 4 ( Total: 13 ) for +5 AC/Ref UEoNT
Also rolled 2d6 and got 2, 4 [Total: 6]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 19
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 19!] Bloodied!
Aleith|DM: Guard C steps a bit to the side before striking back at Garrett!
Aleith|DM rolled d20+6 and got 16 ( Total: 22 ) for Baton Flurry
Aleith|DM: Which was silly to do with Opening Move, but
Aleith|DM: Marked!
Aleith|DM: Guard B strikes at Zane, but is reaching for him instead! [Grapple]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+4 and got 5 ( Total: 9 ) for vs Reflex
Aleith|DM: But grabs nothing but air.
Aleith|DM: Marked!
Aleith|DM: Zane?
Zane slips away from the guard and tries to patch up Blander. "Be with you in a moment, sir…"
Aleith|DM: The guard strikes with a Baton Flurry! [Hired Defender]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+6 and got 15 ( Total: 21 )
Aleith|DM: That was a shift, yes?
[OOC] Zane: yep. shift 1
Aleith|DM rolled 2d6+2 and got 2, 4 ( Total: 8.0 )
Aleith|DM: Hitting for 8 damage!
Aleith|DM: Patch up Blander? He’s just unconcious.
Aleith|DM: Not sure exactly what you're trying to do
[OOC] Zane: god damn it hsi pog says dying >:E
Aleith|DM: it's what the table does!
Aleith|DM: I'm assuming you're all upright RHC agents and knocking people out!
[OOC] Phyllis: zeitgeist has rules that say "well you can just KO a person they don't have to be dying"
[OOC] Aleith|DM: D&D 4E has rules that say that
[OOC] Phyllis: aha
[OOC] Zane: well then I probably wouldnt have eaten that mark, as I was trying to save the target. Oh well.
Zane doesnt actually do shit for the gnome. Guard C can have an arrow instead!
Zane rolled d20+9 and got 16 ( Total: 25 ) for vs AC
Zane rolled 2d8+5 and got 8, 5 ( Total: 18.0 ) for Basic attack, Furious Assault
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 18!] Bloodied!
[OOC] Ernst: He said C
Aleith|DM: oh
Aleith|DM: KO!
Aleith|DM: The female gnome sends a blast of psychic energy at Ernst, Gerald, and Phyllis! [Sense Seizure]
Aleith|DM rolled 3#d20+5(1) and got 7 ( Total: 12.0 ) for vs Will, [Charm, Psychic]
Also rolled 3#d20+5(2) and got 8 [Total: 13.0 (Low), Avg: 8.00]
Also rolled 3#d20+5(3) and got 12 [Total: 17.0 (High), Avg: 12.00]
Total: 42.0, Avg: 9.00
Aleith|DM rolled d6+4 and got 4 ( Total: 8.0 )
Ernst is going to do a [Shocking Interrupt] on the one that actually hit.
Ernst rolled 2#d20+10(1) and got 19 ( Total: 29.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+10(2) and got 10 [Total: 20.0 (Low), Avg: 10.00]
Total: 49.0, Avg: 14.50
Ernst rolled 3d8+8 and got 6, 8, 6 ( Total: 28.0 )
[OOC] Ernst: Phyllis gains resist 5
Aleith|DM: 8 psychic damage to -Hits! [28!]-Phyllis, and she reels as the colors of the world start to dance and spin her around! [Blinded and slowed UEoDanica'sNT]
[OOC] Ernst: Does the resist all 5 apply before or after that damage? I'm assuming before as its an interrupt to save people but…
Aleith|DM: Before
Aleith|DM: You take 3
Aleith|DM: Danisca reaches into her coat and hurls a flash at Ernst! [Minor -> Alchemical Flurry]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+5 and got 2 ( Total: 7 ) for vs Ref
Aleith|DM rolled d6 and got 5 ( Total: 5 )
Aleith|DM: A tanglefoot flask explodes at your feet, missing you.
Aleith|DM: She then sends a psychic command at Phyllis! [Temporary Alliance]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+7 and got 15 ( Total: 22 ) for vs Will, CA from Blind
[OOC] Aleith|DM: AP
Aleith|DM: Oh no! These strangers are attacking your friend Danisca. You have to protect her!
Aleith|DM: Dominated UEoDNT, then dominated (save ends)
Aleith|DM: Phyllis, be a dear and Phantasmal Assault Gerald.
Aleith|DM: Wait, Ernst is first
Ernst blinks. He glances up at the rafters with a 'really?' expression before firing off a potshot at Guard A. [Magic Weapon -> Guard A]
Ernst rolled 2#d20+10(1) and got 6 ( Total: 16.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+10(2) and got 5 [Total: 15.0 (Low), Avg: 5.00]
Total: 31.0, Avg: 5.50
Aleith|DM: Misses!
Ernst sighs before reloading twice. "I swear nobody can land a hit in here."
Zane: "I resent that."
Gerald: "Don't look at me I hit!"
Aleith|DM: Phyllis? Phantasmal Assault Gerald please.
Aleith|DM: Sadly -5 to hit due to blind, but can't have everything
Phyllis covers her eyes, doubling over from the mental assault, then blindly lashes out at Gerald. With a sternly worded request. "I ask that you please reiterate what is silly about this situation." [Phantasmal Assault]
Phyllis rolled d20+2 and got 14 ( Total: 16.0 )
Aleith|DM: Which sadly for me misses
Phyllis: Miss!
Aleith|DM: You can slide him if you want
Chandrasekhar: "Oh for heavens' sake, Phyllis."
Aleith|DM: wait no
Aleith|DM: that's the encounter power
Aleith|DM: okay nothing
Aleith|DM: Chandra?
Chandrasekhar scoots over to Guard B and slashes at him, his sword glowing… [Valorous Smite]
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+9 and got 11 ( Total: 20.0 )
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Chandrasekhar strikes him, and then shouts in defiance as his sword glows with the light of the eternal sun! [Everything Within 3 Squares Is Divine Sanctioned UEONT]
Chandrasekhar rolled 2d8+5 and got 1, 7 ( Total: 13.0 )
Aleith|DM: 13!
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 19:Gerald | 19:Guard A | 17:Garrett | 16:Guard B | 14:Zane | 13:Danisca | 12:Ernst | 11:Phyllis | 11:Razzle Dazzle | 8:Chandra |
Aleith|DM: Gerald?
Chandrasekhar prays for [Virtue]! Gains 11 THP and Resist All +2 until start of turn!
Aleith|DM: Okay!
Gerald‘ is [The Man With Two Guns Is God] blasting the Gnome in the face point black and ignoring the OA,
Aleith|DM rolled d20+6 and got 2 ( Total: 8 )
Aleith|DM: He misses, anyway
Aleith|DM: wait no
[OOC] Gerald: no I mean he literally doesn’t even make one but close enough
Aleith|DM: ah right
Aleith|DM: you hardly ever use that so…
Gerald‘ rolled 2#d20+10(1) and got 9 ( Total: 19 )
Also rolled 2#d20+10(2) and got 16 [Total: 26]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 45
Aleith|DM: Hits!
Gerald` rolled 2d8+6 and got 1, 1 ( Total: 8 )
d6: 6 [Total: 6]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 14
Gerald` swings the shotgun over his back as he pulls the second one free and fires off a shot at the rafter gnome.
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+9(1) and got 14 ( Total: 23 )
Also rolled 2#d20+9(2) and got 9 [Total: 18]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 41
Gerald` rolled 2d8+2 and got 5, 6 ( Total: 13 )
[OOC] Aleith|DM: KO!] [13!] Bloodied. The gnome yelps as your attack connects, but then she vanishes and you hear scurrying feet.
Gerald` then [Reload]s and marks the gnome as his quarry!
[OOC] Gerald: or wait
Aleith|DM: can’t mark her if you can't see her
Gerald‘ reloads and starts moving for the exit!
Aleith|DM: Garrett?
Garrett` hops behind the remaining Guard and catches the advantage with [Sly Flourish]!
Garrett` rolled 1d20+14 and got 9 ( Total: 23 )
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Garrett` rolled 1d4+10 and got 4 ( Total: 14 )
Also rolled 2d6 and got 3, 1 [Total: 4]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 18
Aleith|DM: KO!
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 19:Gerald | 17:Garrett | 14:Zane | 13:Danisca | 12:Ernst | 11:Phyllis | 8:Chandra |
Aleith|DM: Zane?
[OOC] Zane: Hm. sound of scurrying feet. Can I perception to figure out where the invisible gnome is now?
Aleith|DM: roll it
Zane rolled d20+1 and got 17 ( Total: 18 )
Aleith|DM rolled d20+8 and got 16 ( Total: 24 )
Aleith|DM: On the scaffolding? Then it was kinda muffled
Aleith|DM: doesn’t sound like she jumped down though
Aleith|DM: she didn't come closer at any rate
Zane knocks an arrow and waits. [Readied Action to shoot her when invisibility wears off]
Aleith|DM: You hear some rustling, and then nothing. She doesn't reappear.
Aleith|DM: Ernst, Phyllis, Chandra?
Ernst double move actions up the stairs and looks around.
Aleith|DM: You, uh.
Aleith|DM: As soon as you step on that space
Aleith|DM rolled d20+5 and got 6 ( Total: 11 ) for vs Ref
Aleith|DM: The scaffolding drops out beneath you, but you manage to hop out of the way.
Gerald: "Uhh…"
Phyllis: Yes, master?
Aleith|DM: Otherwise, you would've dropped into the tank of water directly beneath it and been trapped within.
Ernst: "I don't even see her up here." He glances ahead. Is that a door?
Aleith|DM: Those two pieces of blocking terrain on teh stage.
Aleith|DM: That IS a door
Gerald: "S'why I'm headed out!"
Aleith|DM: It's open, and seems to head to the apothecary beside it.
Aleith|DM: The tanks of water, by the way, have threads of gold wrapped around them.
Aleith|DM: Sadly…nothing happened.
Aleith|DM: Phyllis, Chandra?
Phyllis: I dunno, you tell me.
Aleith|DM: Ah right
Aleith|DM: Blast Chandra. You're no longer blind
[OOC] Zane: those'll be useful for when I waterboard Ga- uh, wait what
Chandrasekhar ambles over to Phyllis and puts a (glowing) hand on her shoulder. YOU TOLD ME I COULD DO MY MOVE WHENEVER SO
Aleith|DM: Sorry she actually has init over you
[Divine Mettle] - make a saving throw with a +4 bonus!
Aleith|DM: and That Matters
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: *hip thrusts*
Aleith|DM: But you can do that after!
[OOC] Phyllis: Ernst didn't
[OOC] Phyllis: ernst where was my saving throw :(
[OOC] Ernst: Mine is in reaction to you FAILING
[OOC] Ernst: You haven't failed yet.
[OOC] Phyllis: oh
Aleith|DM: Go on! No -5 this time.
[OOC] Ernst: I am still in range of you though since I'm above you 2 squares away.
Aleith|DM: Phantasmal Assault
Phyllis summons an image of Chandra's dead god, slashing at him. [Phantasmal Assault]
Phyllis rolled d20+7 and got 19 ( Total: 26.0 ) for vs will
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Phyllis rolled d8+5 and got 8 ( Total: 13.0 ) for grants CA to … us, I guess? what
Chandrasekhar certainly wasn't expecting that, no. :(
Aleith|DM: 13 psychic damage!
Aleith|DM: Save?
Phyllis rolled d20 and got 5 ( Total: 5 )
Aleith|DM: Failed
Aleith|DM: Ernst reaction?
Ernst kicks some rubble down at Phyllis. "TRY AGAIN!" [+2]
Phyllis rolled d20+2 and got 2 ( Total: 4.0 ) for ow
Aleith|DM: …Chandra?
Aleith|DM: Now the Divine Mettle can happen
Chandrasekhar: "…Phyllis. Wake up, my friend." Golden light streams around her. [Divine Mettle]
Aleith|DM: Save with +4?
Phyllis rolled d20+4 and got 14 ( Total: 18.0 ) for it's just like SoW all over again
Aleith|DM: There you go! You snap back to your senses
Aleith|DM rolled 3d6+4 and got 2, 6, 5 ( Total: 17.0 )
Aleith|DM: After taking 17 psychic damage. [Aftereffect]
Aleith|DM: Oh right I should be mentioning that too when it lands.
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 19:Gerald | 17:Garrett | 14:Zane | 13:Danisca | 12:Ernst | 11:Phyllis | 8:Chandra |
Aleith|DM: Gerald, Garrett, Zane?
Ernst: "Guys. I don't even see them up here."
Garrett: "Is there an open door?"
Ernst: "How long does invisibility last?"
Ernst: "There's A door."
Zane heads out that side door into the alley.
Phyllis shakes her head, catches Chandra's glance, then breaks eye contact. "Sorry."
Garrett: "But it's not open."
Aleith|DM: There's a door across the alley from you in the building beside you.
Zane double-move hustle.
Ernst: "I mean, I didn't hear anyone closing a door but my hearing isn't fantastic?"
Aleith|DM: The door leads into an alchemical lab.
Aleith|DM: There's another door leading further inside.
Gerald‘ rushes after Zane and pulls ahead, heading for the next door! [Double Move] [Reload]
Aleith|DM: Garrett?
Chandrasekhar nods to Phyllis. They’ve been through worse; at least he didn't get sucked into a lotus eater vision or something.
[OOC] Garrett: how many squares does it take for me to go up the ladder
Aleith|DM: 6
Aleith|DM: half speed, 3 squares high
Aleith|DM: no check though
[OOC] Garrett: fuck that
Garrett‘ hustles.
Aleith|DM: Ernst, Phyllis, Chandra?
Ernst double moves through the door.
Aleith|DM: Ernst, you end up in…a closet?
Aleith|DM: There’s a door open at the other end
Ernst groans, spends an AP and opens that OTHER door so he can actually see what's ahead.
Phyllis spends a [Second Wind] and double moves next to Garrett.
Aleith|DM: Danisca seems to be at the room at the side, and you see her flip some kinda switch on the wall?
Aleith|DM: Well, maybe not quite, but you hear a click come from the room below you, Ernst.
[OOC] Ernst: What's in the door in front of me?
Aleith|DM: A bedroom
Ernst shouts out her location. Not entirely sure if they can even hear him from up here but they aren't in the position to flee anymore.
Chandrasekhar heads out the door to the alleyway, then… sees Zane in a door frame or something and heads that way?
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 19:Gerald | 17:Garrett | 14:Zane | 13:Danisca | 12:Ernst | 11:Phyllis | 8:Chandra |
Aleith|DM: Gerald, Garrett, Zane?
Gerald‘ runs through the door, rips open the next door. Presumably sees a gnome?
Aleith|DM: You see a hallway!
Aleith|DM: The door is still closed
Aleith|DM: untill you open it though, yes.
Aleith|DM: Opening doors is a minor action btw
[OOC] Gerald: I just said opens the next door! That shit’ a free action >:E
Aleith|DM: So, like, minor to open hallway door, move up, minor to open door. Oh look there she is!
[OOC] Gerald: actually is the gnome holding a melee weapon btw or just a casting implement?
Aleith|DM: She looks a bit healthier than she did, by the way. [Not bloodied]
Aleith|DM: She has a wand.
Gerald‘ doesn’t have to worry about provoking OAs then! [Twin Shot] is pretty sure he opens the door last aournd instea dof reload if you're honest to god making me spend minors to open doors while running. Anyway. Pew pew
Gerald‘ rolled 2#d20+9(1) and got 18 ( Total: 27 )
Also rolled 2#d20+9(2) and got 11 [Total: 20]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 47
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+9(1) and got 15 ( Total: 24 )
Also rolled 2#d20+9(2) and got 5 [Total: 14]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 38
Aleith|DM: Danisca shoves you away, her hand glowing with faint charm magic! [Let Go!]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+7 and got 19 ( Total: 26 ) for vs AC, OA
Gerald` rolled 2d8+2 and got 2, 2 ( Total: 6 )
Also rolled 2d8+2 and got 5, 7 [Total: 14]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 20
Aleith|DM rolled d10+4 and got 1 ( Total: 5.0 )
Aleith|DM: Dealing 5 damage to Gerald, and you can’t take OAs or immediate actions UEoNT.
Gerald: "Cheater."
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 20!
Aleith|DM: Bloodied again!
Aleith|DM: Gerald?
Gerald: "IN HERE!"
Phyllis: You mean,
Phyllis: Garrett?
Aleith|DM: Garrett
Aleith|DM: yes
Garrett‘ squeezes through but the threat of Gerald is what he’s hoping for! [Clever Strike]
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20+12 and got 11 ( Total: 23 ) for don’t know how much cover is
Aleith|DM: STill hits
Garrett‘ rolled 1d4+6 and got 4 ( Total: 10 )
Also rolled 2d6 and got 1, 2 [Total: 3]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 13
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 13!
[OOC] Gerald: Zane taking a shot from here would be…superior cover?
Aleith|DM: Yeah
Zane’s taking the shot, yolo.
Gerald` rolled d20+4 and got 2 ( Total: 6 )
Aleith|DM: Hits the wall!
Aleith|DM: Danisca gestures, and flicks a switch in the ceiling! [Prestidigitation]
Aleith|DM: She then shuts the door in your face.
Garrett` OA for Prestidigitation
Gerald: "Rude!"
Aleith|DM: Nope
Aleith|DM: With a quick magical nudge, Danisca causes a metal plate to fall on and shatter several vials of dreaming dust hidden in the ceiling. Yellow powder bursts downward through tiny holes, filling the entrance to her laboratory.
Aleith|DM rolled 3#d20+3(1) and got 12 ( Total: 15.0 ) for vs Will, Garrett, Gerald, Zane
Also rolled 3#d20+3(2) and got 1 [Total: 4.0 (Min), Avg: 1.00]
Also rolled 3#d20+3(3) and got 11 [Total: 14.0 (High), Avg: 11.00]
Total: 33.0, Avg: 8.00
Gerald` pulls his shirt up over his mouth.
Aleith|DM: You cough, but nothing really happens.
Garrett` has huffed some stronger stuff.
Aleith|DM: She bolts for the stairs, but Ernst catches her as she runs up.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: KO!
Gerald: "That was exciting."
Ernst apprehends the target. "Got her. Tried to flee."

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