Zg Session 138

Aleith|DM: Beyond Teykfa floats a field of cracked debris, the celestial backwash of grinding teeth at the center of the Gyre. The thunder of stone crushing against stone resounds from every direction, and what clear paths there are don’t last long. Filtering though the rubble comes a pale glow from the last life of ancient worlds being snuffed, and something glints silver just at the precipice of annihilation.
Aleith|DM: As you fly through the miles-wide debris field and near the shining silver ring of Reida, the edges of the nebula to either side grow closer and closer, their misty thunderheads occasionally flickering with lightning. By the time you're clearing the drifting stones, the walls of the universe are only a thousand feet apart, and they narrow rapidly.
Aleith|DM: What from a distance appeared as placid patterns in clouds here are visible as tight bands of roaring wind that carry shredded shards of stone toward the ultimate nexus of the Gyre. There the two halves of the geartooth nebula crash into each other, creating a sucking vortex too bright to look at.
Aleith|DM: Emerging from the asteroids, it takes a moment for your eyes to adjust, and then you see floating just three hundred feet off their starboard bow is Reida. Though once a vast world thousands of miles in diameter, in the Gyre Reida has shrunk to only a few hundred feet across, missing a segment some fifty feet wide. The reflection of the Gyre's light off the ring is like a mirror in the sun, but something immense shifts and slithers along the plane's shadowed side.
Gerald: "Huh."
Garrett‘ slowly sucks in air through his teeth.
Aleith|DM: Powerful Gyre winds begin to drag the Coaltongue toward oblivion, and the vessel doesn’t have enough power to resist for long. Somehow Reida is motionless, resisting the hunger of the Gyre, but for you the only choice now is whether to meet the Voice of Rot where he waits, or to give up and let yourselves be sucked away and ground to starstuff.
Garrett: "Feeling real boxed in," he mutters. "Everything coming in on this one point."
Gerald: "Don't worry Rot, we weren't gunna leave without ya."
Phyllis: "Taek her in for a landing."
Phyllis: "On Reida. Clearly."
Garrett‘ finds his footing and chuckles in response.
Garrett: "Everyone figure out how you’re approaching now, because a'int none of this a surprise at this point."
Gerald‘ adjust his hat. "Shotgun first."
Chandrasekhar: "Dear Goddess…"
Zane smiles and spreads his arms, the Arsenal unfolding into a wicked-looking dagger as he draws his sword. "I think it’s long past time to finish this hunt."
Garrett: "Explode at him and don't let him take a breath even for a split second."
Garrett: "Long national antagonist and universe breaker."
Voice of Rot: "Five ages have I glimpsed, my honored foes. Lo from the Golden Dawn, to First Crown, from the High Demonocracy, through the Malicious Victory, and now to the Obscuring Steam. Long did I await the end of this, a beautiful and dying world."
Voice of Rot: "I ask that you challenge me, that I may smother the last high hope. If it be yours, then I will kill and you shall rot. If it be mine, you will return home and I shall despair. Either way, I shall be appeased."
Garrett‘ spits over the side railing.
Garrett: "Cue the sun."
Zane vaults over the railing and lands on Reida’s smooth surface with catlinke grace. "I accept."
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 30:Ernst | 28:Garrett | 27:Zane | 26:Gerald | 25:Phyllis | 21:Chandrasekhar | 16:Voice of Rot |
Gerald: "I mean we've already done this once before so…" Gerald follows after Zane.
Phyllis rolled d20 and got 6 ( Total: 6 ) for init reroll
Ernst rolled 1d100 and got 10 ( Total: 10 ) for reroll
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20 and got 14 ( Total: 14 ) for reroll
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 44:Zane | 43:Gerald | 42:Garrett | 40:Ernst | 39:Phyllis | 33:Chandrasekhar | 27:Voice of Rot |
Aleith|DM: Zane!
Zane waits until after Ernst, coiled and ready… [Delay to 39]
Aleith|DM: The Voice of Rot slithers forward… [Ever Moving]
Aleith|DM: Gerald!
Gerald` also waits for Ernst!
Aleith|DM: Garrett!
Garrett` slides his daggers out from their sheaths, and readies himself. [Delay to 39]
Aleith|DM: Ernst!
Ernst drops down Stocke [Minor 1], drops Lightning Sigil [+12 lightning damage] and Fleeting Dweomer [+9 damage, crits add 10 ongoing] on Gerald. [Minor 2, Move] He then drops a Punishing Eye [Standard 1] down on the Snake of Rot before AP [GMW]ing it in the face.
Ernst rolled 2#d20+40(1) and got 10 ( Total: 50.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+40(2) and got 5 [Total: 45.0 (Low), Avg: 5.00]
Total: 95.0, Avg: 7.50
Aleith|DM: 1 hit!
[OOC] Ernst: Heroic
Aleith|DM: 2 hits!
Ernst rolled 5d8+21 and got 5, 8, 4, 1, 8 ( Total: 47.0 ) for plus 19 from eye, 9 base 10 vuln psychic
Ernst: Gerald, Phyllis, Chandra, Zane, Garrett get +11 to hit, +7 dmg, brutal 1
Ernst: (And Stocke)
Aleith|DM: As Stocke is placed down, there’s flashes of various machinery, including the Mindmaker's bronze golem, breifly, before they vanish from sight.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 47!
Aleith|DM: Garrett!
[OOC] Ernst: Gerald + Garrett also get +72 THP
Aleith|DM: The titan slithers forward! [Ever Moving]
Aleith|DM: Ernst, make an Endurance check
Ernst rolled d20+21 and got 7 ( Total: 28.0 )
Aleith|DM: Take 25 necrotic damage and you're weakened UEoNT
Garrett‘ dashes forward- [Minor, Tumbling Strike]
Garrett` rolled 1d20+49 and got 12 ( Total: 61 ) for vs Ref
Garrett` rolled 3d4r1+61: (1, 2), (1, 3), (1, 4) [Total: 70.0 (High), Avg and got 3.00
Also rolled 5d8 and got 3, 6, 4, 8, 6 [Total: 27 (High), Avg: 5.40]
Total: 97.0, Avg: 4.50
Garrett` grits his teeth and stabs about in a frenzy- [Circling Predator]
Garrett` rolled 1d20+49 and got 11 ( Total: 60 ) for vs AC
Garrett` rolled 1d20+49 and got 5 ( Total: 54 ) for vs AC
Aleith|DM: 2 hits!
Garrett` rolled 1d4r1+66 and got 3 ( Total: 69.0 ) for vuln 5 cold got added
Garrett` rolled 1d4r1+66: (1, 1, 4) [Total: 70.0 (High), Avg and got 4.00
Garrett` hisses as he finds a new level of vicious to be to the Voice of Rot- [Minor, Kiss of Death]
Garrett` then redoubles his efforts [AP, Martial Mastery -> Refresh Circling Predator]
Garrett` and strikes again! [Circling Predator]
Garrett` rolled 1d20+49 and got 19 ( Total: 68 ) for vs AC
Garrett` rolled 1d20+49 and got 10 ( Total: 59 ) for vs AC
Garrett` rolled 1d4r1+66: (1, 2) [Total: 68.0 (Low), Avg and got 2.00
Garrett` rolled 1d4r1+66 and got 3 ( Total: 69.0 )
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 97! 69! 70! 68! 69!
Aleith|DM: Zane!
Garrett` rolled 1d20+16 and got 16 ( Total: 32 ) for endure!!
Garrett` hisses as he’s overtaken by Rot's overwhelming nauseatingness, but still croaks out a "Let's gooooooooooooo!"
Aleith|DM: Take 25 necrotic damage and weakened UEoNT, Garret.
Voice of Rot: "This battle fulfills me," he rumbles. "Let us reminisce upon battles past."
Aleith|DM: The surface of the arc of Reida rumbles, and soldiers from across time claw their ways out of ancient graves. Modern Danoran battalions, their uniforms and faces decayed, heft rifles and fire wildly, while a few hundred feet away eladrin and Clergy cross swords and spears, and beyond them orcish skeletons swipe stone clubs at stampedes of zombified beasts. Every open space on this plane is consumed with war.
Chandrasekhar: "…there is more to history than death and dust…"
[OOC] Aleith|DM: Every surface of the arc of Reida erupts with corpses of long-dead warriors, who rise from the dirt of history. Spaces occupied by the dead count as difficult terrain, and any enemy that enters or starts its turn in a space occupied by these dead takes 5 damage.
Aleith|DM: Okay, Zane, now you can go
Aleith|DM: The Voice of Rot slithers ahead rapidly!
Zane flows forward, the dagger shape of the Arsenal slicing downward through a black pouch on the half-orcs belt before flowing into a gleaming trident. He advances to meet the decaying Titan, the spear suddenly flashing with cold blue light as he drives it deep into the Titan's flesh, turning its own forward momentum against it. [Brute Stance. Minor: Poison. Move: Stance of the paper
Zane Wind. Standard: Masterstroke. Possible AP Incoming]
Zane rolled 1d20+49 and got 4 ( Total: 53.0 ) for GMW, and CA from flanking with Garrett
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Zane rolled 21d8r1+78: 5, 4, 6, (1, 8), (1, 6), 6, 5, 5, 7, 6, 2, 5, 8, 7, 3, 4, 2, 3, 8, 3, 5 [Total: 186.0 (High), Avg and got 5.14
Also rolled 7d10 and got 4, 10, 10, 3, 4, 4, 1 [Total: 36 (Low), Avg: 5.14]
Total: 222.0, Avg: 5.14
Garrett‘ eyeglints! [Kiss of Death]
Garrett` rolled 1d20+49 and got 19 ( Total: 68 ) for vs AC
Garrett` rolled 1d4r1+45: (1, 4) [Total: 49.0 (High), Avg and got 4.00
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 222! 49!
Zane then pivots and slams the butt of the trident upward, a strike that would crush a mans jaw but in this case has to settle for cracking a massive rib. [AP -> Another MBA]
Zane rolled 1d20+49 and got 19 ( Total: 68.0 ) for still GMW and CA
Aleith|DM: Hit!
[OOC] Zane: so close ;_;
Zane rolled 2d8+46 and got 7, 7 ( Total: 60.0 ) for adding in Eye, +20 Poison cancelled by 20 resist all
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 60!
Aleith|DM: Phyllis!
Phyllis contributes in a totally meaningful way by machine-gunning as many spells as she can muster. Her eyes glow with lavendar light for [Standard->Mesmeric Hold], and for the army that just showed up, she has a veritable army to match with multiple [Illusory Ambush]es. (AP->Standard, Quickened Spellcasting->Minor)
Phyllis also slaps up [Mage Hand] because the thought of continuing to use a level 1 cantrip at level 30 amuses her player.
Phyllis rolled d20+50 and got 8 ( Total: 58.0 ) for Mesmeric Hold - GMW, CA, and +4 for single-targetting
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Phyllis rolled 2d6r1+36: 3, (1, 5) [Total: 44.0 (Avg), Avg and got 4.00
Aleith|DM: Where are you targetting?
[OOC] Phyllis: so probably easier to just calculate it after
Aleith|DM: Mage Hand didn’t get put down so I'm not sure
[OOC] Phyllis: oh hm i can just target the head, can't I? no eye
Aleith|DM: Yeah.
Aleith|DM: If it's in range that's fine
[OOC] Phyllis: also forget the mage hand, i don't think it makes a difference this turn
[OOC] Phyllis: Yeah closest square is 8 squares
[OOC] Phyllis: So just the head. +10?
Phyllis rolled 2#d20+46(1) and got 2 ( Total: 48.0 ) for vs Will, the Illusory Ambushes
Also rolled 2#d20+46(2) and got 7 [Total: 53.0 (Low), Avg: 7.00]
Total: 101.0, Avg: 4.50
Aleith|DM: 2 hits!
Aleith|DM: Did you include the vuln 10 psychic on the first? No?
Phyllis rolled 2#2d6r1+49(1): (1, 4), (1, 3) [Total: 56.0 (Avg), Avg and got 3.50
Also rolled 2#2d6r1+49(2) and got 5, 6 [Total: 60.0 (High), Avg: 5.50]
Total: 116.0, Avg: 4.50
[OOC] Phyllis: I did not, no. Final damage on the first would be 54
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 54! 56! 60!
Aleith|DM: Your tongue writhes within your mouth, and you choke as the titan's voice emerges from your throat. "Would you desire songs of your deeds?" he asks. "Would you be paintings of kings? Even if you should win this day, the time that you live shall be dwarfed by that when you are but misremembered history." [The White Tongue]
Garrett‘ eyeglints! [Kiss of Death]
Garrett` rolled 1d20+49 and got 17 ( Total: 66 ) for vs AC
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Garrett` rolled 1d4r1+45 and got 4 ( Total: 49.0 ) for including eye damage, also subtracted resist all
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 49!
Aleith|DM rolled 6#d20+37(1) and got 14 ( Total: 51.0 ) for vs Will
Also rolled 6#d20+37(2) and got 12 [Total: 49.0 (High), Avg: 12.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+37(3) and got 7 [Total: 44.0 (Low), Avg: 7.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+37(4) and got 14 [Total: 51.0 (High), Avg: 14.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+37(5) and got 4 [Total: 41.0 (Low), Avg: 4.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+37(6) and got 10 [Total: 47.0 (Low), Avg: 10.00]
Total: 283.0, Avg: 10.17
[OOC] Aleith|DM: …-2 to those
Aleith|DM: the one time I might have hit Chandra with a Will attack….
[OOC] Phyllis: Also -6 because of illusories
[OOC] Phyllis: forgot to mention
Aleith|DM: wiped by phase push
[OOC] Phyllis: …… oh
Gerald` [Disruptive Shot]
Gerald` rolled 2d20 and got 16, 14 ( Total: 30 ) for crit check
Gerald` rolled 4d8+81 and got 6, 2, 4, 4 ( Total: 97 ) for -11 to hit
Aleith|DM: Ernst and Zane are now a conduit for the Voice of Rot until the end of the target’s next turn. During that time they cannot speak or attack. They also lose one healing surge.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 97!
Aleith|DM: Gerald!
Phyllis uses her [Trick of Knowledge] instead of using that Mage Hand.
Phyllis rolled d20+43 and got 9 ( Total: 52.0 )
Gerald‘ glances over at Ernst. "Good thing you already did what I need you to, huh?"
Gerald` takes a deeeep breath as he focuses his mind on the task as hand and begins flipping switches on his blaster. [Master Of The Hunt] [Quarry]. Then Exhales slowly as he raises, takes aim, then unleases a clip of ammo into Rot [Manticore’s Volley], then pulls hard on the side lever as he fires a massive beam of energy through Rot's head and a good third of his body and a fair number
Gerald‘ of zombies to boot. [AP -> Five Missile Dance]
Gerald` rolled 2#3d20(1) and got 7, 8, 14 ( Total: 29 )
Also rolled 2#3d20(2) and got 3, 7, 4 [Total: 14]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 43
Gerald` rolled 2#5d20(1) and got 15, 14, 11, 20, 6 ( Total: 66 )
Also rolled 2#5d20(2) and got 12, 17, 3, 3, 18 [Total: 53]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 119
[OOC] Phyllis: 6 max
[OOC] Gerald: god dammit sugar
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Gerald` rolled 6#4d8r1+81(1) and got 5, 8, 2, 5 ( Total: 101.0 )
Also rolled 6#4d8r1+81(2) and got 3, 6, (1, 8), 5 [Total: 103.0 (High), Avg: 5.50]
Also rolled 6#4d8r1+81(3) and got 6, (1, 4), 6, 8 [Total: 105.0 (High), Avg: 6.00]
Also rolled 6#4d8r1+81(4) and got 8, 3, 7, (1, 3) [Total: 102.0 (High), Avg: 5.25]
Also rolled 6#4d8r1+81(5) and got 5, 4, 2, 4 [Total: 96.0 (Low), Avg: 3.75]
Also rolled 6#4d8r1+81(6) and got 5, 6, 6, 7 [Total: 105.0 (High), Avg: 6.00]
Total: 612.0, Avg: 5.25
Gerald` rolled 4d8r1+81: (1, 4), 8, 3, 7 [Total: 103.0 (High), Avg and got 5.50
Also rolled 6d6r1+153 and got (1, 5), (1, 2), 3, 3, (1, 5), 3 [Total: 174.0 (Avg), Avg: 3.50]
Also rolled 2d8r1 and got 2, 2 [Total: 4 (Low), Avg: 2.00]
Total: 281.0, Avg: 3.92
Aleith|DM: //You obliterate half of the Voice of Rot’s body with that laser beam.

Chandrasekhar laughs! "And human ingenuity prevails over doom and dust and war."
Aleith|DM: The head, which was just going to wrap back around to the upperside of the ledge, screams in defiance. "How could I lose?!" And then begins to fall into the Gyre, to be ground into dust.
Zane: "We really should have cut its tongue out."
Garrett: "Oh no you don't!"
Garrett: "It's still good!"
Gerald: "Well ya see after we kocled the shit out of you *last* time we kept training and getting stronger, instead of being a little bitch and trying to hatch halfbaked schemes."
Garrett‘ streaks out after the head!
Ernst: "How could I lose…? He actually thought he’d win when we kicked his ass when we were much less equipped than we are now?"
Gerald: "I don't think he really understood how mortals work."
Chandrasekhar: "Your doom was preordained. You of all entities ought to have known this. After all, you did come, to obligingly meet your end in this proper place."
Phyllis: "GAH!"
Phyllis: "Right. Forgot you were there. Thank you."
Gerald‘ nods to the giant sun.
Gerald: "Alright so."
Gerald: "Now all that’s left is jumping into the gears like a bunch of dumbasses, right?"
Aleith|DM: If you wish, you can bond with Reida. Though you'd best do it quickly.
Phyllis does that!
Phyllis: "Someone retrieve the head if you can."
Zane: "Garretts on it."
Garrett‘ is Team Rocketing after it, and he calls out "SEE Y’ALL ON THE OTHER SIDE!"
Gerald‘ flies back onto the airship to let whoever’s on it know what's up, and also to grab Miller, who is Definitely Still Coming With Us.
Zane goes back to fetch Miller. "It is time."
Miller: "You all have someone back home to connect to?"
Gerald: "Delft could never forget about us, his favorite agents."
Zane smiles. "I do. I only hope it doesn't bode ill for them."
Phyllis: "A fellow dwarf, and one who started me on my path towards philosophy."
Garrett‘ closes in on the drifting head, and crams a boot into the bottom jaw to wrench it open, and with a spin of the arm he slices across Rot’s tongue, the cut itself slower than the glint of his dagger.
Miller sighs. "I don't know anyone down there anymore. It's been five hundred years. Everyone I knew back then is dead by now."
Zane: "Kasvarina isn't."
Miller gasps. "She still lives? I though she would have died with the other Eladrin…"
Gerald: "Admittedly Nico did try and kill her, but we stopped that."
Phyllis: "Nope. Very much alive and well."
Phyllis: "Saw you in visions generated from an artifact tied to the very plane we're standing on."
Phyllis: "You and her have a reunion five hundred years in the making."
Miller: "Hmmm. Very well. Let us take the plunge, then."
Aleith|DM: Garrett: You manage to rip out the tongue. And not too long afterwards, both you and the titan's head hit the teeth of the Gyre.
Garrett‘ sheaths his daggers, wears the tongue like a boa, and faces the oblivion hole. "I’m coming home, everybody."
Gerald‘ shoves Miller into the gears, then jumps after him.
Zane spreads his arms and swan-dives into the jaws of oblivion.
Chandrasekhar takes a moment. "….I never, ever, ever… ever…. EVER liked… spinny…"
Chandrasekhar makes a distastefully spinny hand motion.
Chandrasekhar sighs.
Chandrasekhar takes the plunge.
Ernst walks off into the gyre.
Aleith|DM: When you hit the teeth of the Gyre…it’s not a pleasant feeling.
Phyllis: "A leap of faith towards our proper end."
Phyllis follows behind.
Aleith|DM: Shedding clothes to be nude as a babe. Shedding skin like a snake. Shedding flesh and bone altogether to fly, a soul unbound by the limits of crude matter, to make yourself whole.

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