Zg Session 107

Aleith|DM: Winter 85
Aleith|DM: After saving the day in Cherage, Principal Minister Harkover Lee requested you return to Risur for some necessary governance. It's been three days since then, and the city has rushed to repair and restock the new royal airship in the meantime.
Phyllis: "What's the matter at hand, Principal Minister?"
Gerald: "Kicking the Bruse in the balls as hard as possible."
Zane looks very cross at the mention of the Bruse.
Gerald‘ throws a the front page of the news paper in Phyllis’ direction in disgust.
Harkover: "First of all, the impending invasion." He distributes some handouts with details of Risur's forces and the invaders.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: http://storagebin.wikidot.com/zg-case-notes
Harkover: "We have about 10 days before the invasion of the other nations, all under the Obscurati's sway, begin their invasion."
Zane rubs his face. "They out-number us… ten to one unless we mobilize the citizenry? Really?"
Phyllis regards Gerald's thrown paper with some concern. "Usually I'm the one prone to outbursts. But yes, agreed with the sentiment, Gerald."
Harkover: "We're starting to receive reports again from our foreign agents, and it seems that with the death of Drakr's Chancellor and the Prime Cardinal at the Forward Symposium, plus Constable Bieito's quick thinking with the courier, we bought another week due to delays."
Gerald: "That's honestly not as bad as it could be considering it's the rest of the world. And we can probably make a few of them bac down before we come to blows."
Chandrasekhar: "I'd say 'when -haven't- we been outnumbered, but ten-to-one is still…"
Zane: "A bit much even for me, yes."
Zane pulls a dagger from his belt and begins absently spinning it through his fingers as he studies the map.
Gerald: "Go beat the stupid out of the Bruse, remind Danor the only reason they're not all absorbed into the giant brain is because of us."
Chandrasekhar: "…so, Ber. And we might have enough goodwill in Danor itself after our expedition…"
Chandrasekhar: "Exactly."
Harkover: "Of particular note is the 'heroic' dangers for each nation: Ber's beasts and druids, Crisillyir's divine spellcasting and possible angelic summons, Drakr's artillery and possibly-demonic curses, and Danor's firearms and scientific weapons."
Harkover: "Cherage, at least, has mixed feelings about the war. The citizens there are reluctant to go to war with their recent saviors."
Gerald: "I suppose that last one does mean not killing Jierre as soon as possible but I suppose avoiding a war that would devestate us is worth letting him go free a bit longer."
Harkover: "Do note that these are called 'heroic' dangers because they kill people who are too heroic. Some of you may have heard of Queen Hibiscus of the Argent Rampant, but for those that haven't…"
Phyllis: "Will some similar acts of goodwill and heroism for the plights of the other nations sway their people, as well? Drakr has a nasty philosophy problem, for instance."
Harkover: "We'll get to that shortly."
Harkover: "Queen Hibiscus provoked the First Yerasol War when sheshe—and allies from a military company she had served in before taking the crown—teleported to a Danoran shipyard in the Yerasol Archipelago, intending to raze it and claim the island."
Harkover: "Instead, she discovered Danor's secret weapon—firedust—when she set off a lightning bolt in a ship's magazine. The story only came out a decade later after one of her allies was retrieved in a prisoner exchange. The queen had warded herself and her group with layers of defense against arrows and tiefling fire, and grew overconfident in her supposed invulnerability."
Chandrasekhar: "Right, you have to be adaptably survivable."
Chandrasekhar: "I could have told her that…"
Garrett‘ crosses a calf over his knee. "I’d say 'brutally efficient' more aptly describes us, but we'll be careful all the same."
Harkover: "Hopefully we can avoid anything like that happening, because, as you mentioned, the best chance of stopping this war is preventing it in the first place. If we can convince the other nations not to invade, then we can focus on stopping the Obscurati."
Harkover: "To that end, we have three calls from help, one from each of the other nations, which could be enough to stop the war if answered."
Chandrasekhar: "Providential."
Chief Inspector Delft looks up from his notes. "Mysana del Salvatia, an executore dola liberta from Ber, recently arrived."
Zane stops spinning his dagger and looks up.
Ernst: "Name doesn't ring a bell. I forgetting something?"
Zane: "None of you have ever met her, no."
Aleith|DM: The guards open the doors, and in walks a female orc missing an arm below the elbow, thorougly exhausted, but still proudly wearing the broken chain badge of her office. She's recognizeable to Zane. The missing arm is new, though.
Mysana: "Greetings, Your Majesty. I have made a long trek from Ber to bring news to you."
Zane bows politely. "Mysana. You are supposed to pick up souvenirs, not leave them behind. What happened?"
Garrett‘ stands. "Well met, Mysana del Salvatia. Please, speak freely."
Phyllis: "You had my attention at ’executore dola liberta.'"
Mysana: "Ah, Mr. Bieito. Good to see you. Executore Glaucia Evora sent me to come see you-she's the highest rank executore left. It seems those Ob scum executed several of our number after the Great Eclipse."
Zane: "… Did they get…"
Zane grips his dagger tight enough that his knuckles pop.
Mysana shakes her head. "Thankfully, no. She managed to drive off her attackers and is in hiding, according to my limited contact with Glaucia."
Mysana: "Anyway, my trek took me over the Anthras Mountains and through the High Bayou, where I had to amputate my arm after a snakebite I suffered-one of several, but I was only able to neutralize so much venom before my magic ran out."
Zane: "I believe we can do something about that. I'll pay for it out of my own pocket if I have to."
Mysana: "I've kept in contact with Glaucia via sending, but I'm sure you appreciate how much that limits the information we can communicate at a time. Glaucia suspects the Ob conspiracy is active in the western city of Ursaliña, which has had no contact with the outside world for several weeks."
Gerald: "Ah. I suppose that would explain the Bruse flopping over on his belly."
Mysana: "Glaucia told me that proof of hostile Obscurati acts against Ber would let her pressure the Bruse to postpone or even cancel his army's invasion of your nation."
Chandrasekhar: "Aha."
Mysana: "If you want more information, you can meet her in Seobriga, at Palacio Justicia de los Huesos del Tirania Widoreva."
Gerald: "Oh, I'm sure he already has proof…"
Mysana shakes her head. "She said we haven't been able to get word out of the city for weeks."
Mysana: "Nearly everyone, include the Bruse, has fallen under the sway of the now-revealed Obscurati operatives."
Garrett‘ sighs. "How short memory serves when the world is upended."
Phyllis: "People in this new age seem to be susceptible to the first somewhat reasonable story they’re fed, regardless of the underlying facts, as if secondary characteristics have completely transplated primary ones."
Phyllis: "Not that they didn't before, but it seems … remarkably more pronounced."
Harkover: "According to some research, it appears that Risur would likely also have fallen mostly under their sway had you not both prevented Aodhan's assassination and interrupted Stanfield's ritual."
Garrett: "While perhaps true…" He grins, shrugs, and gestures to everyone around him.
Chandrasekhar: "Thank goodness for that, then."
Gerald: "Fucking hell, how many plants did he have if the last two years of tearing out hidden cells basically amounted to jack shit?"
Phyllis: "Danor, or at least Nicodemus, is spinning the story that Risuri operatives interfered with their ritual on Axis Island. Yet we were, as you just mentioned, stopping Stanfield."
Phyllis: "I don't think he's necessarily wrong, either."
Zane: "I think its certain that *something* interfered with his ritual, yes. Not us specifically, but we are hardly tne entire Risuran war machine."
Phyllis: "Obviously not us, just … someone or something within Risur."
Chandrasekhar eyes Zane.
Zane: "Mm. And when I find out who, I am going to be very cross. They did an amazingly half-assed job of it."
Chandrasekhar contemplates asking him if he's sure, and decides against it.
Ernst shakes his head. "I have a few guesses, but still waiting on a real answer to that."
Zane makes a small 'who, me?' open-handed shrug at Singh.
Phyllis: "Likewise, Ernst. I think we even found proof, but that proof remains in Axis Island, out of our grasp."
Ernst: "What is the plan when we run into Rot again, anyways?"
Garrett: "Cut his tongue out."
Phyllis nods at Mysana. "Regardless of our position, we would help you even if it didn't mean helping improve our standing on the world stage. It's merely the right thing to do."
Mysana: "Thank you. It's good to hear that." She bows again and heads out.
Harkover: "We'll get someone to look at her arm, Mr. Bieito."
Phyllis glances at Ernst.
Zane: "Appreciated."
Harkover: "Now, for the next one, this box was delivered to us this morning from the Drakran Consulate, which apparently arrived last night from Drakr. Via teleportation, despite the teleportation interdiction that was setup to protect all of you."
Zane: "This ought to be good."
Phyllis: "I'm very interested to hear this. I'm hoping it involves some spirited debate, beating philosophers at their own game."
Chandrasekhar: "…fascinating."
Aleith|DM: Inside the box is a letter from Vlendam Heid, begging for aid; a map of the city of Bhad Ryzhavdut and its surroundings; and a brocure for a museum exhibit and a holiday tour of the history of the Lost Riders.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: http://storagebin.wikidot.com/zg-case-notes updated with the letter
[OOC] Aleith|DM: I'm a bit slow on the other two >_>
Phyllis bursts out laughing at the second sentence.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/377240901401182208/467137768536014848/unknown.png for the brochure
Garrett: "He sort of buried the lede, there."
[OOC] Aleith|DM: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/377240901401182208/467138078151278625/unknown.png for the map
Zane grunts. "She needs to go, regardless."
Zane: "Doubly so if she is looking for what I suspect she is looking for."
Gerald: "Does it really matter what she's looking for? She's trying to kill everyone. Only real shame is that we can't turn her on the Ob, first."
Aleith|DM: A wood carving on the tower's original drawbridge is depicted in the brochure. It shows five warriors on rampant steeds, with some sort of knot pattern in the background. Each rider’s head is turned upward as if to look at something, but that piece of the carving is rotted away.
Phyllis: "I'm familiar with the Lost Riders. What do you think she's looking for? A hidden away titan?"
Zane: "Dragon."
Zane: "Since we somehow managed to lose one."
Phyllis: "There's one being where those descriptions intersect."
Garrett: "…aha."
Zane: "There is?"
Ernst: "The missing piece of the carving at least depicts a serpent the riders are looking at."
Phyllis: "We owe another entity its tongue."
Zane: "Nah I mean a real dragon, not that piece of shit worm."
Chandrasekhar: "…said to have offered the souls of those they defeat to their patron, the Speaker of Snow, the Heart of Black Ice, the Warden of the Bleak Gate, said to have had an eye torn out by an ancient hero…"
Chandrasekhar: "…collect as many stories as I have and eventually one comes in handy."
Zane grunts. "Harokver, you recognize any of those titles?"
Phyllis points to the brochure. "The same style of knot pattern here is used to depict the Voice of Rot in Risuri art, at least."
Phyllis: "Under less dire time constraints, I would suggest a trip to the local museum or library."
Phyllis: "But you can trust me on this one, yes?"
Zane: "Well, shit. Shows what I know."
Harkover: "Judging by what you've all said, it appears one of our Titans may have originated from Drakr."
Zane: "Better and worse than what I was worried about at the same time."
Phyllis: "And if worst comes to worst, we are the best suited group for it. Especially our king." She gestures at Garret with the hilt of the Sword of Black Needles.
Harkover: "There were also sightings of five comets falling in the skies to the north last night."
Phyllis: "Is this still about Drakr's situation?"
Delft: "Yeah. Multiple reports came in about it this morning, with the comets falling toward's Drakr's direction north of us."
Garrett‘ studies the leaflet a bit closer before passing it off to someone else.
Delft: "Their timing was close together and in the same rough area, according to the eyewitness statments."
Gerald: "The end of the world sure is stupid."
Chandrasekhar: "Well, if you’re looking for signs and portents…"
Garrett: "I hope he can hold out a bit longer." He shakes his head. "With all the firefighting, something's still going to be burned, I suspect but pray not.
Zane frowns and runs his hand through his short-cropped mane. "Thats two."
Harkover: "Our last one is more of a general crisis from Crisillyir's capital. The first ships since the starfall have begun to reach Risur from Crisillyir."
Phyllis: "One wonders which five stars were left in the sky to even fall."
Harkover: "They bring stories of madness from Constable Lenz's homeland. High priests and those of renowned pious are being attacked by confused mobs, and there is talk of putting the gods themselves on trial."
Gerald: "That's kind of funny."
Chandrasekhar: "…and everyone who could have stopped it has been slain for treason."
Delft: "Some Crisillyirian immigrants and recent converts of the Clergy have died mysteriously in Flint. One report we got just this morning was of someone their neighbours reported was fervently devoted to Ellywyn, goddess of the night sky. She apparently simply fell dead a few hours ago. Investigators found her holy symbol turned to ash."
Phyllis raises her eyebrows. "You don't suspect what happened to Srasama also …"
Harkover: "Aside from that, as best as we can determine, the Obscurati's copy of the Axis Seal ritual is being kept in Alais Primos' Grand Librarium."
Chandrasekhar draws in a breath.
Phyllis: "What would they have us do to help? Calm the populace, or something more direct?"
Garrett: "This seems like a wide-angle problem, yeah."
Phyllis: "Are we to stop the apparent slaughter of their pantheon and their believers?"
Phyllis: "Aside from obtaining the ritual, of course."
Ernst: "Legally to access the vault in the Grand Librarium, you'd need the assistance of both the leader of the Clergy and the non-secular head of state."
Ernst: "So I don't think that's happening."
Zane: "Who said anything about legally?"
Ernst chuckles. "Just pointing out the obvious, I suppose."
Harkover: "If you do want their assistance, you'll have to ask them what it would take to stop the invasion and get their help, which may involve stopping these 'god trials' somehow."
Phyllis: "Stopping the trials. There it is."
Phyllis: "The ask wasn't initially clear, but thank you."
Gerald: "Well, lets put that one on the backburner if we have time."
Phyllis: "If it isn't obvious, even I would be happy to help with this. My qualms with Crisillyir lies with those that would use the beliefs of the Clergy to manipulate and control others."
Garrett: "So Ber's right on our front door and as much as we like the Bruse, we have to deal with him- Heid's enjoying the view of tens of thousands of pitchforks sieging him- and then Crisillyir already has boats in the water."
Garrett: "Triage, everyone."
Gerald: "Bruse shouldn't take that much more time and he's sort of on the way to Drakr anyway."
Phyllis: "We delayed Drakr and Crisillyir's invasion plans by some time, but I don't suspect we delayed Ber's. Is my assessment correct?"
Zane: "Yeah. I did what I could at the Symposium to buy us a little time, but…"
Chandrasekhar: "A little time should be time enough."
Zane: "It'll have to be."
Garrett‘ nods. "Ber first, it is."
Harkover: "Ursaliña is one of Ber’s major ports, so I'm not sure if the problem there will delay their deployment or not."
Harkover: "Are you going to head to Seobriga first to speak with Glaucia Evora, or head directly to Ursaliña?"
Zane: "I can delay their deployment, bet on that."
Zane glares at the map.
Garrett: "Which unfortunately puts us equidistant from Drakr and Crisillyir, but we can receive updates as we go."
Gerald: "I mean worst comes to worst,"
Zane: "Seobriga first. I need information."
Gerald: "We just remind ol' Bruse-y we're a lot closer and capable of putting his fat ass six feet under than Nico is."
Harkover: "Alright, I'll send a runner to the ship."
Zane: "Also, Ursalina is the least of our worries if we have to fight Ber." He shakes his head. "They'll come under and over the Anthras."
Phyllis: "As far as the other two…"
Harkover: "If they follow the strategy that seems to best exploit our weaknesses, Drakr and Danor could link with a fleet from western Ber and focus on Shale."
Delft: "It's right on the report, Constable Bieito."
Zane: "It's stupid, is what it is. Drakr and Danor should ball up and hit Flint, as that's the direct strike line that expends the least resources on their end."
Zane: "Otherwise Drakr is sailing half-way around the continent."
Phyllis: "I fear the consequences in Drakr will be exponentially more dire on a global scale."
Zane: "Danor maybe could go after Shale, but hitting Flint does more damage to us and puts them on a major rail line."
Phyllis pauses. "Hm." Then she glances over the report again.
Chandrasekhar: "I imagine Crisillyir will find new gods."
Zane: "If I have a say, its Ber, Drakr, Danor, then Crisillyir as they pose the lowest tactical threat. Even if we do import a bunch of shit from them."
Phyllis nods in affirmation. "Neutralizing Ber and Drakr first leaves Danor and Crisillyir fighting two fronts on their own, in isolation."
Zane: "Exactly."
Zane: "And Danor owes us."
Zane: "So with any luck that'll be done quick."
Phyllis: "I think Cherage's hesitation already hinders them. Isolating Danor from their allies may be all that's needed left to convince them."
Phyllis: "So, Ber, Drakr, Crisillyir, Danor, in that order."
Chandrasekhar: "…the true strength of Crisillyir has already abandoned Nicodemus. If they become his only 'ally'…"
Garrett: "I agree with the order of which the crisis can best be resolved- for everyone's sake."
Garrett: "But now we've got no time to lose."
Ernst shrugs. "I was going to agree to any order so long as we deal with this mess quickly, yeah."
Harkover: "Very well. Best of luck to you, Your Majesty, and the rest of you."
Delft: "Be prepared for anything, constables."
Garrett‘ pushes away from the table and makes for the docks.
Zane follows Garrett, deep in thought.
Aleith|DM: Last time you sailed near to Seobriga, it took you a week to sail to Pezarillo, a small fishing village. The flying Coaltongue takes you not even 32 hours.
Gerald: "It’s really impressive how fast this thing is, considering the size."
Garrett: "It's amazing! Flight is way more exciting than I could have dreamed!"
Aleith|DM: Mysana sent to Glaucia before you left and arranged a meeting with her in Seobriga, at Palacio Justicia de los Huesos del Tirania Widoreva (the courthouse which holds the bones of the dead dragon tyrant Widoreva) which you first met her at.
Aleith|DM: Entering the building, she waits for you in front of the massive draconic skeleton that fills the courtroom.
Zane bows politely. "Glaucia. It is good to see you again."
Glaucia nods to the party. "Let us be brief. Here in Ber we thrash slavers, but most of the nation is blind to their new chains. I am not blind, and so enemies seek me. I made a blunder as I came to meet you." She smiles, all canines. "Some of them will be arriving soon. You wouldn’t let me come to harm, would you?"
Garrett‘ snorts and smiles. "Impeccable timing."
Gerald: "Wouldn’t be here right now if that was the plan."
Garrett: "Don't worry, you won't come to harm."
Glaucia: "Executore Salome Nieves is one of my enforcers. Loyal, and a foolish novice. But I am forced to work with who I have left. She's the second woman I sent to Ursaliña. The first reported an ambush on the road outside the city by 'tiny pink dragons' that killed her porter. She sounded addled, and never contacted me again."
Gerald: "Your yellow bellied leader on the other hand…" Gerald shrugs.
Glaucia: "Salome managed to enter the city and send to me once. 'City unusually docile. Perfectly polite, but sad bearing. Feigned joviality. Except merchant Flida. Says she saw something glowing, flying over city days after stars fell.'"
Glaucia: "I sent her with two sending scrolls because she couldn't cast it herself. As I said, she's a novice. We had an Executores Lodge in Ursaliña, but who knows what's actually there? Not a single other word has come out of that city in weeks. The Bruse only cares because he cannot launch attacks on your west coast without this port. But if our friendly new world rulers are harming the people of Ursaliña, I could convince him to stop his invasion. Risur has, after all, been a great ally this past year."
Garrett: "You'd think that'd be a compelling argument… well, nevermind." He nods.
Garrett: "By the way, we have company."
Aleith|DM: A ghostly figure floats into the courtroom.
Garrett: "Eight of them."
Gerald: "I love ghost, so easy to destroy."
Gerald‘ flips a couple switches on his blaster.
Shuman: "I am Shuman Larkin, of the Ghost Council. Constables, Executore, surrender to me. Or else, even if you defeat me, I will rejuvenate in a few days and punish the populace of Seobriga for Glaucia’s insolence."
Zane headtilts.
Glaucia: "I don't play nice with the 'new order', nor do the other exectutores."
Garrett: "So you're saying we have a few days to purge the Ob from all of Ber." He draws his daggers.
Garrett: "Give us 12 hours."
Zane: "Item the first, on what authority do you presume to punish citizens of Ber. Item the second, how do you justify punishing innocent bystanders for the actions of a loyal citizen devoted to bers truest ideals?"
Gerald: "Are you actually expecting to hold a conversation with this guy or should I just…?" Gerald gestures with his blaster while looking at Zane.
Zane: "oh no, I absolutely require an answer."
Ernst: "I assumed since words kept coming out of their mouth we were waitin', but…"
Garrett‘ headtilts and then gestures to the ghost, beckoning him to answer.
Gerald` shrugs at Ernst, "Man I duno we deal with a lot of retorical questions."
Shuman: "The Obscurati’s, of course."
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 42:Eclipse Killer H | 41:Zane | 39:Eclipse Killer A | 39:Eclipse Killer E | 39:Eclipse Killer G | 38:Eclipse Killer F | 37:Chandrasekhar | 36:Eclipse Killer B | 35:Gerald | 33:Ernst | 33:Garrett | 32:Eclipse Killer C | 32:Eclipse Killer D | 30:Phyllis | 20:Glaucia | 13:Shuman Larkins |
Aleith|DM: An invisible claw strikes at Chandrasekhar. Only Glaucia and Garrett can make out the shape as it blurs from beside the wall to Chandrasekhar's side. [Eclipse Claw]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+31 and got 10 ( Total: 41 ) for vs AC
Aleith|DM: Hitting for 25 necrotic damage! Chandrasekhar is blinded and takes ongoing 10 damage (save ends both)!
Aleith|DM: Zane!
Zane: "Insufficient." And he flicks his hand at Larkins, sending a cloud of Insanity Mist at the shade!
Zane rolled d20+30 and got 16 ( Total: 46 ) for CA during round 1
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Zane rolled 3d10+24 and got 1, 8, 1 ( Total: 34.0 ) for Poison damage and ongoing 10 Psychic (SE), upgrades to 15 on first save.
Also rolled 3d8 and got 7, 7, 5 [Total: 19 (High), Avg: 6.33]
Total: 53.0, Avg: 4.83
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 53!
Aleith|DM: Great Eclipse Killer A moves next to Garrett…
Garrett‘ doesn’t reactionflip.
His arm stretches unnaturally, and his fingers become impossibly sharp talons, but he strikes with less finesse than others you’ve seen with his powers. [Eclipse Claw]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+29 and got 13 ( Total: 42 )
Garrett‘ parries its claws! [II - Swift Parry] [+4 AC]
Aleith|DM: Killer E does the same, coming up behind Phyllis.
Aleith|DM rolled d20+31 and got 2 ( Total: 33 ) for CA
Aleith|DM: And Killer G clambers over some bones before firing a wicked-looking hand-crossbow at Chandrasekhar! [Bane Crossbow]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+31 and got 14 ( Total: 45 )
Aleith|DM: Hitting for 30 damage!
Aleith|DM: Killer F also claws at Phyllis!
Aleith|DM rolled d20+31 and got 18 ( Total: 49 ) for CA
Aleith|DM: Hitting for 25 necrotic damage! Phyllis is blinded and takes ongoing 10 damage (save ends both)!
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar!
Phyllis: "You can still rejuvenate. That’s curious."
Chandrasekhar growls and issues a [Call of Challenge], and prays for [Virtue]!
Chandrasekhar rolled d20 and got 8 ( Total: 8 ) for save vs. trash
[OOC] Aleith|DM: Astral Thunder as a standard?
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: i used two minors tho
[OOC] Aleith|DM: standard, move, minor
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: fff ok then:
[OOC] Zane: cant you 'downgrade' a move to a minor?
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+27 and got 2 ( Total: 29 ) for v. Fort
[OOC] Gerald: you can yes me and fue do it all the time
Chandrasekhar rolled 4#d20+27(1) and got 20 ( Total: 47 ) for v. Fort
Also rolled 4#d20+27(2) and got 5 [Total: 32]
Also rolled 4#d20+27(3) and got 4 [Total: 31]
Also rolled 4#d20+27(4) and got 12 [Total: 39]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 149
Aleith|DM: Miss, crit, miss, miss, hit!
Chandrasekhar rolled 2d8+12 and got 3, 2 ( Total: 17 )
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: I definitely don't remember how crits work.
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: -3 attack penalty to the things that got hit tho
[OOC] Gerald: max damage, roll 5d6 more
[OOC] SirFaustin T Resoaix-Bot> Aleith|DM rolled 5d6+2*8+12 -: 5d6=20 ]{48}
Aleith|DM: E takes 48! H takes 17!
Aleith|DM: …halved to [24!][8!]
[OOC] Phyllis: 5d12 fire damage, not 5d6
[OOC] Phyllis: for chandra's weapon
[OOC] Aleith|DM: it's an implement
[OOC] Aleith|DM: implement attack
[OOC] Phyllis: oh mb :(
Aleith|DM: Wait, that's a lie, it's full damage. [Flight of the Fey]
Aleith|DM: Eclipse Killer B moves up and swipes his claws at Garrett!
Aleith|DM rolled d20+29 and got 20 ( Total: 49 )
Aleith|DM: Hitting for 25 necrotic damage! Garrett is blinded and takes ongoing 10 damage (save ends both)!
[OOC] Aleith|DM: as much as the blind effects you, anyway….
[OOC] Gerald: -20 DMG from that
Aleith|DM: Gerald!
Gerald‘ waits for Ernst to Do The Thing.
Ernst drops down Stocke[Minor], fires off an [Iron-Hide Infusion - Minor +4 AC untyped to all allies UeoNT] a [Resistive Formula - Free Action] giving Chandra and Phyllis +65 THP (Ernst +32 THP) and a [Slick Concoctation - Minor] to get the party out of this surrounded situation they find themselves in.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: ARe you bringing Glaucia with?
[OOC] Ernst: Not APing this round so I’m done.
Aleith|DM: Gerald! Garrett!
Gerald: "Okay flunkies! I'm going to show you why do you not actually want to fuck with Risur! Everybody watching?"
Gerald‘ [Master Of the Hunt
Gerald` [Master Of the Hunt] [Quarry] [Manticore’s Volley] AP-> [Manticore's Volley] directly into the guy that thought he was hot shit.
Gerald‘ rolled 2#d20+33(1) and got 19 ( Total: 52 )
Also rolled 2#d20+33(2) and got 15 [Total: 48]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 100
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+33(1) and got 10 ( Total: 43 )
Also rolled 2#d20+33(2) and got 18 [Total: 51]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 94
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+33(1) and got 20 ( Total: 53 )
Also rolled 2#d20+33(2) and got 17 [Total: 50]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 103
[OOC] Gerald: actually maybe not even the AP lmap lemme check…
Aleith|DM: Crit + hit! Hits! Crit + hit!
Gerald` rolled 6d6+100 and got 3, 2, 1, 3, 5, 1 ( Total: 115 )
Also rolled 4d8+28 and got 3, 7, 3, 2 [Total: 43]
Also rolled 6d6+60 and got 2, 1, 4, 6, 6, 1 [Total: 80]
Also rolled 3d10+28 and got 9, 6, 9 [Total: 52]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 290
[OOC] Gerald: ok AP is ago he’s got a lot of HP!
Gerald‘ rolled 2#d20+36(1) and got 6 ( Total: 42 )
Also rolled 2#d20+36(2) and got 14 [Total: 50]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 92
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+36(1) and got 10 ( Total: 46 )
Also rolled 2#d20+36(2) and got 9 [Total: 45]
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 290! Bloodied!
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 91
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+36(1) and got 17 ( Total: 53 )
Also rolled 2#d20+36(2) and got 12 [Total: 48]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 101
Aleith|DM: Hits! Hits! Hits!
Gerald` rolled 7d8+28 and got 3, 3, 2, 8, 5, 6, 7 ( Total: 62 )
Also rolled 4d8+28 and got 6, 4, 1, 4 [Total: 43]
Also rolled 4d8+28 and got 7, 8, 4, 6 [Total: 53]
Also rolled 3d10+24 and got 6, 3, 7 [Total: 40]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 198
[OOC] Aleith|DM: KO!
Gerald: "Any questions?"
Aleith|DM: The ghost councilor screams as he slowly begins to dissolve.
Ernst: "While that was useful… I honestly think killing all his men in a line blast would have been more useful."
Ernst: "This shit is going to take forever to clean up."
Gerald: "That’s what we keep Phyllis around for."
Phyllis snaps twice, with a pregnant pause before her third snap. (while everything else happens because it's not actually her turn yet)
Aleith|DM: Garrett!
Garrett: "And here… you… are!" He senses Killer D, and is behind him in a flash! [Tumbling Strike]
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20+34 and got 13 ( Total: 47 ) for vs AC
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Garrett` rolled 3d4r1+29: 3, (1, 4), (1, 1, 2) [Total: 38.0 (High), Avg and got 3.00
Also rolled 5d8 and got 5, 5, 5, 1, 7 [Total: 23 (High), Avg: 4.60]
Total: 61.0, Avg: 4.00
Garrett` slices and dices! [Circling Predator]
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 30!
Garrett` rolled 1d20+34 and got 7 ( Total: 41 ) for vs AC
Garrett` rolled 1d20+34 and got 13 ( Total: 47 ) for vs AC
Aleith|DM: Hits!
Garrett` rolled 1d4r1+36 and got 4 ( Total: 40.0 ) for added vuln 5 cold w/ tumbling strike, so… subtract 5 from each of these hits I think
Also rolled 1d4r1+36 and got 3 [Total: 39.0 (High), Avg: 3.00]
Total: 79.0, Avg: 3.50
Garrett` points to the group of killers with great accuracy, and the ground shakes beneath them! [AP] [The City Comes Alive] [AP Refreshes Circling Predator]
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 17! 17!
Garrett` rolled 6#1d20+28(1) and got 16 ( Total: 44 ) for vs Reflex, A B E F G H
Also rolled 6#1d20+28(2) and got 11 [Total: 39]
Also rolled 6#1d20+28(3) and got 17 [Total: 45]
Also rolled 6#1d20+28(4) and got 14 [Total: 42]
Also rolled 6#1d20+28(5) and got 18 [Total: 46]
Also rolled 6#1d20+28(6) and got 7 [Total: 35]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 251
Aleith|DM: Hit! Hit! Hit! Hit! Hit! Miss!
Garrett` also takes a [free action] to turn off his dagger for this
Garrett` rolled 2d6+16 and got 1, 6 ( Total: 23 ) for all hit targets are Restrained (save ends)
[OOC] Aleith|DM: doesn’t matter for implement attacks with the dagger
[OOC] Garrett: ok
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 11! * 5!
[OOC] Aleith|DM: Killer D is bloodied now if that matters
Aleith|DM: Eclipse Killer C swings a long-armed claw at Gerald! [Eclipse Claw]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+29 and got 9 ( Total: 38 )
Aleith|DM: Missing!
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20 and got 1 ( Total: 1 )
Gerald: "Really should have ran in fear after seeing your boss get decimated in seconds, but alright. I can kill you if that’s what you want."
Aleith|DM: Killer D claws back at Garrett!
Aleith|DM rolled d20+29 and got 3 ( Total: 32 )
Aleith|DM: Also missing.
Aleith|DM: Phyllis!
Phyllis rolled d20 and got 9 ( Total: 9 ) for first, keeper's prescience
Phyllis: "Such a blunder. Sometimes it makes me wonder why we even bring the thunder." Following up on Chandra's Astral Thunder, she snaps a third time and calls down [Chain Lightning] on the group, starting with F, folding out to E and G, then to the rest!
Aleith|DM: Ranged attack while blind, -5 to hit due to total concealment
Phyllis: Also [Mage Hand] to get some CA in
Phyllis rolled d20+24 and got 18 ( Total: 42.0 ) for vs Ref
Phyllis rolled 2#d20+24(1) and got 10 ( Total: 34.0 ) for vs Ref
Also rolled 2#d20+24(2) and got 3 [Total: 27.0 (Low), Avg: 3.00]
Total: 61.0, Avg: 6.50
Aleith|DM: Hit! Miss, miss!
Phyllis rolled 5#d20+24(1) and got 9 ( Total: 33.0 ) for vs Ref
Also rolled 5#d20+24(2) and got 2 [Total: 26.0 (Low), Avg: 2.00]
Also rolled 5#d20+24(3) and got 3 [Total: 27.0 (Low), Avg: 3.00]
Also rolled 5#d20+24(4) and got 16 [Total: 40.0 (High), Avg: 16.00]
Also rolled 5#d20+24(5) and got 13 [Total: 37.0 (High), Avg: 13.00]
Total: 163.0, Avg: 8.60
Aleith|DM: 3 misses, 2 hits!
Phyllis rolled 4d6+22 and got 4, 4, 5, 2 ( Total: 37.0 ) for primary (F)
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 18!
Phyllis rolled 2d6*.5+22*.5 and got 5, 4 ( Total: 15.5 ) for secondary (E, G)
Phyllis rolled d6+22 and got 4 ( Total: 26.0 ) for the rest (half stuff on the ones it missed)
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 7! Bloodied!] [7!
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 6! * 3!] [13! * 2!
[OOC] Phyllis: End turn
Phyllis rolled d20 and got 16 ( Total: 16 )
Aleith|DM: Glaucia calls down a column of shining flame to engulf her foes! [Pillar of Fire]
Aleith|DM rolled 3#d20+27(1) and got 7 ( Total: 34.0 ) for vs Ref, A, B, H, CA vs E, F, G
Also rolled 3#d20+27(2) and got 13 [Total: 40.0 (High), Avg: 13.00]
Also rolled 3#d20+27(3) and got 12 [Total: 39.0 (High), Avg: 12.00]
Also rolled 3#d20+29(1) and got 18 [Total: 47.0 (High), Avg: 18.00]
Also rolled 3#d20+29(2) and got 5 [Total: 34.0 (Low), Avg: 5.00]
Also rolled 3#d20+29(3) and got 8 [Total: 37.0 (Low), Avg: 8.00]
Total: 231.0, Avg: 10.50
Aleith|DM rolled 2d10+6 and got 3, 3 ( Total: 12.0 )
Aleith|DM: 12 fire and radiant damage to B, E, G and H! 6 fire/radiant to A and F! Light burns away the mens' black skin, revealing for a moment raw muscle and sinew. [Hideous Reveal, all 6 of them lose Hide in Shadows and insubstantial UEoGlNT!]
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 42:Eclipse Killer H | 41:Zane | 39:Eclipse Killer A | 39:Eclipse Killer E | 39:Eclipse Killer G | 38:Eclipse Killer F | 37:Chandrasekhar | 36:Eclipse Killer B | 35:Gerald | 33:Ernst | 33:Garrett | 32:Eclipse Killer C | 32:Eclipse Killer D | 30:Phyllis | 20:Glaucia |
Chandrasekhar: "…ugh."
[OOC] Aleith|DM: Emenies ending their turn in the zone take 30 fire/radiant damage
Aleith|DM: Killer H runs out of the flames and slashes at Chandrasekhar!
Aleith|DM rolled d20+31 and got 5 ( Total: 36 ) for CA
Aleith|DM: Missing
Aleith|DM: Zane!
[OOC] Zane: hm
Zane unfolds the Arsenal into a shortbow, coats it with Dark Reaver Powder, and fires off a blinding flurry of arrows. [2 combat dice to turn an RBA into an Area Burst 1, 1 combat die to make another attack against a different target, 2 combat dice to make that also an area burst 1]
Zane rolled 3#1d20+30(1) and got 3 ( Total: 33.0 ) for E, F, G
Also rolled 3#1d20+30(2) and got 19 [Total: 49.0 (High), Avg: 19.00]
Also rolled 3#1d20+30(3) and got 18 [Total: 48.0 (High), Avg: 18.00]
Total: 130.0, Avg: 13.33
Aleith|DM: Miss, hit, hit!
Zane rolled 2#1d20+30(1) and got 16 ( Total: 46.0 ) for D, H
Also rolled 2#1d20+30(2) and got 20 [Total: 50.0 (High), Avg: 20.00]
Total: 96.0, Avg: 18.00
Aleith|DM: Hit, crit!
[OOC] Zane: yasss
Zane rolled 2d8*.5+19*.5 and got 2, 4 ( Total: 12.5 ) for and then 19 Poison and Dazed until the end of my next turn for D, F, G
Also rolled 3d8*.5 and got 2, 8, 8 [Total: 9.0 (High), Avg: 6.00]
Total: 21.5, Avg: 4.80
[OOC] Zane: so 40
[OOC] Aleith|DM: F, G, and H lost instubstantial
[OOC] Zane: Oh even better then!
[OOC] Aleith|DM: Death Attack! * 3!
Aleith|DM: I'm pretty sure H is going to die from that crit as well.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: KO!
Zane nods. "That's a little better."
Aleith|DM: Killers A and E fire their Bane Crossbows at Chandrasekhar!
Aleith|DM rolled 2#d20+31(1) and got 14 ( Total: 45.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+31(2) and got 15 [Total: 46.0 (High), Avg: 15.00]
Total: 91.0, Avg: 14.50
Aleith|DM: Both hitting for 30 damage each!
Aleith|DM: And then take 30 fire/radiant damage each.
Gerald‘ [Disruptive Shot]s one of them out of the air.
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+33(1) and got 17 ( Total: 50 )
Also rolled 2#d20+33(2) and got 4 [Total: 37]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 87
Aleith|DM rolled 2#d20(1) and got 11 ( Total: 11 )
Also rolled 2#d20(2) and got 14 [Total: 14 (High), Avg: 14.00]
Total: 25, Avg: 12.50
Aleith|DM: 1 hit!
Gerald` rolled 4d8+28 and got 4, 4, 1, 1 ( Total: 38 ) for +8 to it and adjacents
[OOC] Aleith|DM: hitting A then?
[OOC] Gerald: ya
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 46!] [8!
Aleith|DM: They’re no longer restrained!
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar!
Chandrasekhar teleports over to the other side of the burning field to keep Killer B pinned down in it! [Ardent Strike]
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+30 and got 12 ( Total: 42 ) for vs AC
Chandrasekhar rolled 2d8+12 and got 2, 2 ( Total: 16 )
Chandrasekhar rolled d20 and got 7 ( Total: 7 ) for save, I need to roll 10 or better?
Aleith|DM: Miss due to blind!
Aleith|DM: B returns the favour by clawing at you!
Chandrasekhar uses [Divine Challenge] with the minor then :|
Aleith|DM rolled d20+29 and got 18 ( Total: 47 ) for +2 CA, -2 Restrained
Aleith|DM: Hitting for 25 necrotic damage!
Aleith|DM: (and renewing the status condition)
Aleith|DM: Gerald, Ernst, Garrett!
Ernst tosses an eye down and just lets Gerald mop up >.>
Gerald‘ unloads a [Quarry] [Pounding Barrage] into C!
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+32(1) and got 6 ( Total: 38 )
Also rolled 2#d20+32(2) and got 1 [Total: 33]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 71
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+32(1) and got 19 ( Total: 51 )
Also rolled 2#d20+32(2) and got 8 [Total: 40]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 91
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+32(1) and got 17 ( Total: 49 )
Also rolled 2#d20+32(2) and got 4 [Total: 36]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 85
Aleith|DM: 1 hit! Crit and hit! 1 hit!
Gerald` rolled d8+28 and got 1 ( Total: 29 )
Also rolled 6d6+84 and got 4, 1, 5, 1, 1, 3 [Total: 99]
d8+28: 2 [Total: 30]
Also rolled 3d10+24 and got 3, 7, 4 [Total: 38]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 196
Aleith|DM rolled d20+0 and got 20 ( Total: 20 ) for save for B
[OOC] Aleith|DM: KO!
Garrett` sidles over to Killer B and stabs it in its side! [Piercing Strike]
Garrett` rolled 1d20+34 and got 1 ( Total: 35 ) for vs AC, clever strike my bad
[OOC] Garrett: Sly Fortune’s Favor
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20+34 and got 4 ( Total: 38 ) for vs AC, clever strike my bad
Aleith|DM: Mis-Hit!
Garrett` rolled 2d4r1+24 and got 3, 3 ( Total: 30.0 ) for no cold damage so no resistance
Also rolled 5d8 and got 3, 3, 4, 4, 4 [Total: 18 (Low), Avg: 3.60]
Total: 48.0, Avg: 3.43
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 48! Bloodied!
Garrett` cuts at its legs! [Minor - Low Slash]
Garrett: 1roll 1d20+34 ; vs Ref
Garrett` rolled 1d20+34 and got 20 ( Total: 54 ) for vs Ref
Aleith|DM: Crit!
[OOC] Aleith|DM: did you include the eye damage
Garrett` rolled 6d6+28 and got 4, 1, 6, 3, 3, 1 ( Total: 46 ) for I did not include the eye in any roll
[OOC] Garrett: so +16
[OOC] Aleith|DM: KO!
Aleith|DM: Phyllis?
Phyllis rolled d20 and got 15 ( Total: 15 ) for Keeper’s Prescience
Phyllis (hopefully) finishes the other two off with an [Illusory Ambush] and a quickened [Illusory Ambush], one each. (With another one via AP if not.)
Phyllis rolled d20+30 and got 3 ( Total: 33.0 ) for one has CA via Mage Hand
d20+28: 8 [Total: 36.0 (Low), Avg: 8.00]
Total: 69.0, Avg: 5.50
Phyllis swaps that 15 with the 3!
Aleith|DM: 2 hits!
Aleith|DM: …and you do enough damage to take them both down! [KO! * 2!]
Phyllis rolled 2d6+29 and got 1, 6 ( Total: 36.0 ) for plus eye
Garrett: "See? Not a scratch on ya'."
Glaucia: "Thank you for coming to meet me. They've been dogging me for weeks."
Aleith|DM: Shamus is displaying an emotion rare for undead as he dissolves-honest fear.
Phyllis: "Oh."
Phyllis: "You didn't know?"
Shamus: "Nicodemus if furious at the repeated setbacks you've been causing him. I dread what his rage when he learns I've failed to stop you hear."
Phyllis: "The setback that's causing you to dissolve wasn't us."
Phyllis: "Not that that does us any good for you to know."
Gerald: "You will note that the ghost council is a bit smaller than it used to be, yeah?"
Gerald: "Nicodemus doesn't exactly do right by his followers."
Gerald: "If you reform, I'd suggest running far, far away."
Garrett: "Floating… whatever."
Garrett: "So really, answer us something."
Garrett: "Who -did- wreck Nico's plans?"
Garrett: "They're gonna get a medal. Or a stabbing, I don't know, opinions are sort of mixed."
Phyllis: "I think Ursalina's a higher priority to ask about."
Shuman: "What about it?"
Garrett: "That's why I like having you around!"
Phyllis: "You will tell us what the Obscurati is doing there." [AP: Fiat]
Shuman: "I am sincerely unaware of any special Obscurati operations there, though now I'll have to mention the oddity to my superiors once I reach the ghost council…"
Garrett‘ gives Phyllis an odd look.
Shuman: "We’ll stop you soon, Risur-" He finishes fading out.
Glaucia frowns. "I find it hard to believe, but if the Ob isn't behind it…who is?"
Gerald: "Not the Ob, not your dragon…"
Gerald: "More Rot cultist? Doomsday cult seems concentrated up north."
Phyllis: "That's concerning. If I had to guess, something extraplanar may be in play. We've encountered intruders from Jiese before."
Glaucia: "Regardless of who it is, if it's a concern to national security, and you manage to stop it, I'm sure we can talk Bruse Shantus down from his war footing."
Gerald: "Wait."
Gerald: "If Nicodemus doesn't have yoru nation by the balls why in the hell is Bruse rolling over for them in the first place…"
Glaucia: "Nearly everyone is. The Bruse is not as strong-willed as I would have hoped, it seems."
Glaucia: "Even hearing from Brakken after what happened in Cherage wasn't enough to make him change his mind with the Ob whispering in his ear."
Chandrasekhar: "When you alter the nature of reality itself, you don't -need- mind-magic to steal peoples' will."
Gerald‘ rubs at his face. "Alright, we’ll go have another chat after killing whoever's making issues for you."
Glaucia: "Thank you. Send me word when you find out what's going on, please, and see if you can find Executorie Nieves."
Garrett: "Forgive our brusqueness regarding the Bruse, but literally everything is happening."
Glaucia: "Aside from the countries preparing for war, you mean?"
Chandrasekhar: "The tip of the iceberg, if you'll believe it."
Garrett: "Oh no I mean exactly that, but also everything else."
Glaucia: "Oh dear. I shan't keep you any longer, then."
Gerald‘ gives a salute, then walks outside to teleport back up to the ship.
Phyllis: "Tiny pink dragons might be from Mojang, for instance, but the citizens’ reported behavior reminds me of Ratios."
Phyllis: "I could be entirely wrong, that's just conjecture."
Garrett: "It's possible we'll have the chance to examine one."
Aleith|DM: The Coaltongue's still visible in the dark sky, but only just, and mostly because of the smoke from the engines.
Garrett: "Take care, Executore Glaucia."
Glaucia: "And you as well, your highness."
Phyllis bows before jaunting to the airship.
Aleith|DM: It's a 36-hour flight to Ursaliña from here…

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