Zg Session 56

Early afternoon, Summer 1st
After interceding in Brakken's trial and speaking with the journalist Melissa Amarie (and probably grabbing some lunch), you meet up with Brakken and Glaucia at the northern gate of Seobriga, where she awaits you with several horses for your journey to the Summer Court across the pennisula where the Bruse is staying.
Ernst gives a nod in greetings but not much else.
Gerald‘ stares at the horses for a second, before shaking his head and climbing up onto one.
Zane: "Glaucia… whats the legal penalty for someone grabbing the Bruse and shaking some sense into him?"
Zane sings up into the saddle. "Hypothetically speaking."
Glaucia: "Depends on if it works or not. Hypothetically speaking." There’s a smirk tugging at the corner of her snout.
Zane: "Mm. Noted."
Chandrasekhar laughs quietly, whispers something in his horse's ear amiably and then mounts. "Should I be prepared for anything, Mr. Bieito?"
Zane: "Always."
Aleith|DM: As you pass out of the city, a large statue of Vairday Bruse stands beside the gates.
Zane: "But really, if we can get the bruse to pay some attention without me having to lay hands on him… Much better."
Aleith|DM: As you ride down the highway, you pass statue after statue, each depicting one of Vairday's allies at the founding of Ber.
Aleith|DM: The five nearest to the gates of Seobriga each have a shaded park surrounding them:
Aleith|DM: - Cavallo de Guerra, who united the orcs.
Aleith|DM: - Shantus, who united the minotaurs.
Aleith|DM: - Aitch, who united the lizardfolk.
Aleith|DM: - Llanachita, who united the goliaths.
Aleith|DM: - Geeba, who united the goblins.
Zane takes his hat off as they ride by Cavallos park. And Shantus.
Aleith|DM: A sixth park has an empty stand for a statue, which is dedictated to El Extraño, who united the kobolds.
Gerald: "Guess they didn't like the last guy as much…?"
Glaucia's definitely smirking as she explains, "well, kobolds don't actually exist, you know?"
Zane: "Glaucia."
Ernst can't help but smirk at the remark.
Zane just shakes his head.
Glaucia chuckles.
Brakken shrugs.
Gerald‘ has that distinct impression he’s been asked a trick question but isn't really sure why, Just sort of shrugs.
Chandrasekhar is trying not to smile.
Zane: "It… it's a Ber thing, Gerald. We're all racist in funny ways."
Further from the city, you pass farmland and pastures, and can see herds of huge short-haired goats as big as bison being wrangled by ranchers. The goatherds ride on normal-sized horses, but rely on trained bears to keep their stock under control.
The terrain gets rougher and rolling, and the road heads uphill into a forest of truly massive sequoias.
Gerald: "Oh, okay."
Aleith|DM: After about an hour, Glaucia calls for a short break for the horses.
Gerald: "… Your shepards use… bears… instead of dogs?"
Zane: "Well, why breed dogs up to that size when we already have bears?"
Brakken: "It works for us."
Zane: "We like bears."
Gerald: "I reckon if a dog can handle a cow, it can handle a somewhat large goat too but I mean… I guess if it works?"
Phyllis: "It's like asking 'why use a rifle when a bow will do just as well?'"
Phyllis: "Except, well. I'm sure -you- have opinions on that."
Zane laughs. "A 'somewhat large' goat. Yes."
Gerald: "Also you asked the question in the wrong order, anyway."
Zane shakes his head. "City people."
Glaucia: "None of you happen to be a skyseer, would you?"
Ernst: "I'll take paperwork any day over being sore from riding a horse for a day, thank you."
Gerald: "I like the city. We have trains, and carriages."
Zane: "Tch. I'll toughen you newbloods up yet."
Zane: "No, none of us are skyseers."
Gerald: "I'm just sayin'! I can ride a horse just fine, I went do a decent military school."
Glaucia: "A shame. I was hoping for a vision on a question I had."
Phyllis: "I … I know the stars. But I do not have visions."
Zane: "What's the question?"
Chandrasekhar: "Alas for you, I chose a different path."
Phyllis: "Gerald. You realize that Ber's wilderness has animals the size of houses, yes?"
Glaucia sighs. "You may have heard about it already, Mr. Bieito, but I became an Executore after my village was attacked by another clan of gnolls 15 years ago."
Gerald: "What's that got to do with anything?"
Zane: "I'm waiting for him to see his first tyrannosaur."
Glaucia: "I was hoping to find out if I would ever have my revenge against the Cult of the Steel Lord who attacked us."
Phyllis: "That's up to you, not fate. Chandra, I believe you have some words on the best kind of revenge?"
Zane shrugs. "Creep into his camp and slit his throat, move on with your life."
Ernst: "Actions speak louder than words, yes."
Glaucia: "If I ever see that raid leader again, I may just do that."
Zane: "It wont bring back the dead. Or even really make you feel better. But at least you'll be able to put it down."
Chandrasekhar: "There -are- those would would simply argue that the best revenge is a life well-lived. Flourish, to spite what has been done to you and your family. Which it seems you have done with glory."
Glaucia: "I've certainly tried. Thank you."
Chandrasekhar: "…that said, your job description does say something about bringing about justice. Don't throw away your life in search of the cult's death, but if you had the chance? I can't say I'd stop you."
Glaucia nods.
Zane: "Or hire me, when I'm on vacation."
Zane: "Tiny gods only know when that's gonna be though."
Chandrasekhar beams innocently. "If -I- wanted someone dead, that -is- what I'd do."
A couple of hours later travelling down the highway again, you're passing through an abandoned vineyard in the midst of the sequoia forest. Hedgerows line the highway, and arches up ahead signal a crosroad with another path. Just beyond lies a fallen sequoia, cut in half where it fell across the road so as not to impede passage.
Garret and Ernst are riding in front, passing by the archways when all of a sudden the ground falls out from under them, dropping them and their horses into a 20' deep pit.
The rest of your group's horses start bucking and flailing their heads as if in pain.
Simultaneously a pair of monstrous roars erupt from the north, and suddenly the ground begins to tremble.
Chandrasekhar: "Shit!"
Aleith|DM rolled 2d10 and got 1, 1 ( Total: 2 )
Phyllis: "Eyes out, everyone."
Aleith|DM: Ernst takes 2 falling damage, Garrett can easily make an acrobatics check to negate that.
A stampede of large goats bears down on you from the north, your horses not under your control.
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 32:Zane | 28:Phyllis | 24:Ernst | 18:Garrett | 16:Gerald | 14:Glaucia | 13:Brakken | 12:Chandrasekhar |
Gerald: "Wow this is incredibly silly."
Aleith|DM: Zane, Phyllis, Ernst?
Zane vaults off his horse and runs to the wooden gate, slamming the bar down and swearing in Beran. "I'm not sure how long this'll hold, if at all…"
Gerald: "Garrett can pull himself out fast I'm sure … Ernst … may want to use that teleport teether thing."
Phyllis stays on her horse, just navigating west to get closer, soothing it as she goes. "Shh shhhhh. Calm, little one."
Phyllis rolled d20+7 and got 8 ( Total: 15.0 ) for DEX
Aleith|DM: You can also make a nature check as a standard action to calm down a horse, by the way.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: Seeing as Phyllis has the highest Nature check
Phyllis: Oh, well.
[OOC] Phyllis: same roll, but +14, so 22? and single move
Aleith|DM: Sure, that's good. The horse calms down and stops panicking.
[OOC] Phyllis: how much move does the horse have
Aleith|DM: 8…?
[OOC] Phyllis: okay!
[OOC] Phyllis: done with turn then
Aleith|DM: 10, even
[OOC] Phyllis: okay now done
Aleith|DM: Gerald, Chandrasekhar?
Gerald‘ is doing basically the same thing as Phyllis. Staying on the horse and trying to calm it down for now. [Autopass DEX check]
Gerald` rolled d20+10 and got 18 ( Total: 28 ) for nature
Phyllis: "What a day to have not prepared Illusory Wall."
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: is it… +STR or +abilitymod, my nature’s 9, my STR's 12, what do
[OOC] Phyllis: +abilitymod + half level
Aleith|DM: Your horse has also calmed down and will respond normally, Gerald.
Chandrasekhar says something - maybe whatever he whispered in the horse's ear in the first place. [Nature]
[OOC] Phyllis: like mydex was 12, so +1 mod, but +6 for half level
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+9 and got 16 ( Total: 25 )
Aleith|DM: You guys are rolling surprisingly well on your nature checks. Passed!
Aleith|DM rolled d20+8 and got 10 ( Total: 18.0 ) for Glaucia's Nature
Aleith|DM: She doesn't quite manage it however, and dismounts, the horse bolting. She moves towards the southern arch.
Brakken pats his horse on the flank, soothing it, and manuevers it closer to the rest of you.
Ernst shoots one of the pillars near Zane, then teleports next to him. [Warweaver's Tether]
Ernst then deploys Stocke, tossing an infusion on Chandrasekhar and Zane before the residual effect empowers him. [+36 THP to both, +18 THP to self]
Zane: "That works."
Aleith|DM: The stampede continues. The gates seem to be holding, but they're already starting to splinter as several goats ram into it. The goats start crashing into Chandrasekhar and Brakken, dealing 5 damage to each of them!
Whenever a creature ends its turn in a space with a goat token it takes another 5 damage
[OOC] Aleith|DM: they're also difficult terrain
Phyllis: An idea pops into Phyllis' head. "This is going to be the dumbest …"
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 32:Zane | 28:Phyllis | 24:Ernst | 16:Gerald | 14:Glaucia | 13:Brakken | 12:Chandrasekhar |
Aleith|DM: Zane, Phyllis, Ernst?
Chandrasekhar: "Well, now you just- ackphftb- have my attention!"
Phyllis opens an [Arcane Gate] between the north and south ends of where the goats are funneling through!
Zane looks at Phyllis… and starts laughing.
And applauding.
Gerald: "That's Good."
Ernst: "Don't see that every day."
Chandrasekhar: "GAhAHAHAHAHAH! Phyllis, you /do not dissapoint/."
Gerald: "I would say that is probably the least dumb thing you have ever done."
Phyllis scoots southwest a bit to give the goat immediately next to her some room. [Shift]
Zane: "I do not have the words. Other than… Ursinho."
Zane howling with laughter.
Phyllis: "It's so elegantly … stupid."
Aleith|DM: Zane, Ernst, Gerald?
Chandrasekhar giggles.
Ernst just double moves out of the way and calls it a day.
Gerald‘ trots his horse down a bit, out of the way of the stampeed, then hops off it and onto the stone pillars before pulling out his rifle, and glances down the scope to see how long this stampeed is going to last,
Zane continues to try and brace the gate, urging the goats to head through the much more friendly magic circle over there.
Aleith|DM: It looks pretty long, Gerald.
Chandrasekhar: "How many of these can there even be!?"
Zane: "You probably do not want to know."
Gerald: "Uh…"
Gerald: "Hundreds, maybe thousands?"
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar?
Chandrasekhar: "Goddess."
Gerald: "We’re probably gunna be here a while."
Brakken moves his horse to the left of the gate before dismounting and helping Zane hold up the gate.
Glaucia moves to stand behind the wall to the south with Ernst.
Phyllis: "I can hold this for a while."
Zane: "Good!"
Chandrasekhar: "I hope someone packed a lunch." He then does much the same thing as Brakken after considering keeping a lookout for -sapient- ambushers.
Zane looks at the goat stampede to see if there's any recognizable herd mark like a ranch or something.
Gerald: "Which direction do you figure the actual ambushers are going to come from? Giant goat stampeed and a pitfall is kind of a, uh, new tactic for me."
Zane: "Me, I'd ride in on the goats."
Gerald: "I'll keep my scope trained in that direction then. Ernst, watch our backs."
Aleith|DM: More goats start stampeding through. Bracketting the herd, however, a couple of large tyrannosaurs come stomping into view, the size of a small house.
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 32:Zane | 28:Phyllis | 24:Ernst | 22:Tyrannosaur B | 16:Gerald | 14:Glaucia | 14:Tyrannosaur A | 13:Brakken | 12:Chandrasekhar |
Aleith|DM: Zane, Phyllis, Ernst?
Chandrasekhar: "Hey! Zane! You got your wish!"
Zane: "Oh… yay…"
Aleith|DM: The gate seems to be holding, if mostly because a large amount of the goats are heading through the portal instead of ramming into the gate itself.
Gerald: "Gunna… start shootin' those things."
Phyllis keeps the gate open. [Sustain Minor] [Shift 1 west, Move 10]
Zane: "And… in a confined space, too. Haha… ha…"
Chandrasekhar: "It'll be fine. There's only two of them, that's one each, right?"
Zane looks… a little nervous, actually.
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 32:Zane | 28:Phyllis | 24:Ernst | 22:Tyrannosaur B | 18:Garrett | 16:Gerald | 14:Glaucia | 14:Tyrannosaur A | 13:Brakken | 12:Chandrasekhar |
Zane: "Maybe don't shoot them."
Zane scrambles up the rock. "Yet."
Gerald: "Are you sure? Because I got a lot of range with this rifle and scope, as you may recall."
Zane: "Yes, I know."
Garrett: "I like your moxie that you can shoot all of them."
Gerald: "Well okay but if a giant lizard bites me,"
Gerald: "I'm totally biting you too."
Phyllis eyes the road further west. "In hindsight I should have used the gate to just … get us out of this trap."
Gerald: "Can't move it after you turned it on?"
Zane looks at the approaching dinosaurs. "Hmmm… OK, Gerald. I think you can shoot them."
Aleith|DM: Ernst?
Phyllis: "Nope."
Chandrasekhar: "It was a good trick, Phyllis."
Ernst attempts to climb up that rock he's beside.
Ernst rolled d20+6 and got 4 ( Total: 10.0 )
Aleith|DM: Good thing it's so worn that you've got some easy handholds.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: pass
Ernst lets out a long sigh. "I'm not fond of this field trip." He readies his carbine in long range modeo on dino A.
Aleith|DM: Tyrannosaur B runs forward! [Double Move]
Aleith|DM: Garrett! Gerald!
Gerald: "Hmm. Actually that's close enough."
Garrett‘ clambers up and out, and readies his daggers.
Ernst glances at Gerald before smiling. "What do you think will happen if I transpose a dinosaur beside you by the way?"
Garrett: "-Absolutely- making a pair of boots outta these guys."
Garrett: "Hell, I can make dozens, I bet."
Gerald: "I think we’d get squashed and if we didn't I'd still kill you."
Gerald‘ lets off a [Two-Fanged Strike] against T-Rex A while he still has his rifle trained on it, then slings it over his shoudler and pulls out his Blaster to fire off an {AP][Quarry][Shrink Ray] at T-Rex B.
[OOC] Garrett: hm double move to get up on that rock if possible
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+20(1) and got 4 ( Total: 24 ) for vs AC
Also rolled 2#d20+20(2) and got 10 [Total: 30]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 54
Gerald` rolled 3d10r2+13 and got 8, 4, 10 ( Total: 35.0 )
Aleith|DM: Sure, Garrett
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+23(1) and got 9 ( Total: 32 ) for va AC
Also rolled 2#d20+23(2) and got 17 [Total: 40]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 72
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 35!
Aleith|DM: Hits!
Gerald` rolled 3d8+13 and got 3, 5, 7 ( Total: 28 ) for Honey I Shrunk The Dinosaur (Save Ends)
Gerald: "Okay one is slightly smaller than a giant goat now. Hope they stampeed all over it now that it’s not a collosal tower of murder and teeth."
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 28!
Zane shakes his head. "That will never stop being funny."
Glaucia climbs up one of the pillars as well.
Gerald: "It is extremely funny, especially right now."
Gerald: "My only regret is I didn't get to hit the giant Ob robot with it. Can you imagine the brink they would of shat?"
Garrett‘ chuckles while surveying the stampede.
Aleith|DM: Tyrannosaur A charges forward. [Double Move]
Brakken continues holding up the gate.
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar!
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: …how much HP does each individual gote have
[OOC] Garrett: GOTE
Aleith|DM: 30
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: Damn it all.
Chandrasekhar continues to hold the line against the eternal oncoming tide of goats. One must imagine Sisyphus smiling.
Zane: "Of all the times to not have some alchemists fire…"
Gerald: "Used up all the grenades back home."
Chandrasekhar: "…now that you mention that, I might have just had a very silly idea. Brakken, do you think you can hold the gates for a moment?"
Zane: "Yeah, I did."
Zane smiles fondly.
Brakken: "I can try. The goats don’t hit the gate as hard around me, anyway."
Aleith|DM: The flood of goats gets a bit wider.
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 35:Merton | 32:Zane | 28:Phyllis | 24:Ernst | 22:Tyrannosaur B | 18:Garrett | 16:Gerald | 14:Glaucia | 14:Tyrannosaur A | 13:Brakken | 12:Chandrasekhar |
Aleith|DM: A melon-sized metal canister drops with a clink onto the top of the southewester stone pillar, and when it lands, everything around it seems to simply shatter. It takes you a moment to realize you've been hurled to the ground, and that your ears are bleeding. [Resonant Bomb]
Aleith|DM rolled 4#d20+19(1) and got 8 ( Total: 27.0 ) for vs Fort, w/ CA, Ernst, Gerald, Phyllis, Glaucia
Also rolled 4#d20+19(2) and got 15 [Total: 34.0 (High), Avg: 15.00]
Also rolled 4#d20+19(3) and got 6 [Total: 25.0 (Low), Avg: 6.00]
Also rolled 4#d20+19(4) and got 17 [Total: 36.0 (High), Avg: 17.00]
Total: 122.0, Avg: 11.50
Aleith|DM: 20 thunder damage to Ernst, Gerald, Phyllis, and Glaucia! Each of them is pushed (up to) 5 squares!
[OOC] Phyllis: Stand Your Ground]: -1 square less! because dwarf.
Aleith|DM: Saving throw to prevent falling off, all 3 of you!
Aleith|DM rolled d20+0 and got 10 ( Total: 10 ) for Glaucia
Ernst rolled d20 and got 3 ( Total: 3 )
Zane snaps his head around. "The hell?!"
Phyllis rolled d20 and got 4 ( Total: 4 )
Chandrasekhar winces.
Aleith|DM: Effect: Objects in the primary area that cannot move (like trees) are annihilated, potentially causing a tree to collapse since it no longer has a base. Every creature within 10 squares of the origin of the area is knocked prone, and is dazed and deafened (save ends both).
Aleith|DM: Which does include Tyrannosaur A
Gerald‘ rolled d20 and got 1 ( Total: 1 )
Aleith|DM rolled d10 and got 9 ( Total: 9 ) for Gerald
Aleith|DM rolled 2d10 and got 10, 8 ( Total: 18 ) for Phyllis
Aleith|DM: 9 falling damage to Gerald, 18 to Phyllis!
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20 and got 17 ( Total: 17 ) for immediate interrupt
Aleith|DM: A half-orc steps out of the branches of the fallen sequoia, the goats swerving around him as his large staff hums with barely-audible energy. He swings it at Gerald. [AP]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+21 and got 4 ( Total: 25 ) for CA
Aleith|DM: Missing!
Aleith|DM: Zane!
[OOC] Garrett: Steadfast Amulet, Immediate Interrupt - Use this power when you are dazed or stunned by an attack. Make a saving throw against the condition
Aleith|DM: Okay
Aleith|DM: you’re not deafened either
Aleith|DM: but still knocked prone
[OOC] Garrett: o7
Zane rolled d20+0 and got 14 ( Total: 14 ) for save vs dazed at the start of my turn [Superior Will]
Aleith|DM: Saved!
Zane shakes his head and stands up, then leaps over to stand by Garrett, drawing his bow. [Double move]
Aleith|DM rolled d10 and got 5 ( Total: 5 ) for Glaucia falling damage
Phyllis just stands up, since that's all she can really do this … exact second. Stand up and re-orient herself and regain her senses. [Stand, end turn]
Phyllis rolled d20 and got 9 ( Total: 9 ) for save
Aleith|DM: Ernst!
Ernst starts off with Stocke firing a [Bond of Transference] on a goat. Easy target, right? [Transfer all effects on Ernst to the goat, it also does 2d8+8 damage]
Ernst rolled d20+16 and got 5 ( Total: 21.0 ) for vs Fort on a goat
Aleith|DM: Hit!
[OOC] Aleith|DM: All defences are 10
Ernst rolled 2d8+8 and got 5, 2 ( Total: 15.0 )
Ernst is cleansed of daze and deaf.
Aleith|DM: closest goat?
[OOC] Ernst: Sure
Ernst then moves west while Stocke moves beside the Orc.
Aleith|DM: they bleat and move away….and trip and fall flat on their faces again.
Gerald: "Oh God this is about to get stupid isn't it…" Gerald finally stops tumbling and rolls to a stop as stocke approaches.
Ernst then has Stocke fire a carbine shot at the dinosaur. [GMW]
Ernst rolled d20+22 and got 16 ( Total: 38.0 )
Ernst rolled 2d8+10 and got 5, 7 ( Total: 22.0 ) for Stocke transposes with the dinosaur
Ernst then uses his ring of calling dragging Gerald to him.
Gerald: "Yup this got dum - oh hey you didn't leave me to get stepped on, we're best friends now."
Ernst calls out to the orc. "Have fun with the dino!"
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 22!
Ernst is done now.
[OOC] Ernst: The GMW was with an AP obviously I forgot to say that.
Aleith|DM: Tyrannosaur B charges under the goat herd, much smaller than normal. [Double Move]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+2 and got 19 ( Total: 21 )
Aleith|DM: The tyrannosaur returns to normal size.
Aleith|DM: Garrett! Gerald!
Gerald: "Aaand it's back."
Zane lets out a *very* undignified noise at suddenly having a full-sized t-rex to deal with in close combat.
Phyllis looks up out of the pit, moaning exasperatedly.
Chandrasekhar: "oh. Oh, dear."
Garrett‘ kip-ups [Acrobat Boots - Stand as a minor], and turns to look at the recently enlarged dinosaur.
Zane: "Ypu’ll be OK, Ursinho. I'll distract it."
Gerald‘ fires off a [Biting Volley] into T-Rex B since that’s where his quarry is and by god am I wasting the high crit attack on something without quarry.
Gerald‘ rolled 2#d20+20(1) and got 14 ( Total: 34 ) for vs Ref
Also rolled 2#d20+20(2) and got 8 [Total: 28]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 62
Aleith|DM: Hits!
Gerald` rolled 2#1d10r2+13(1): (2, 1, 9) [Total: 22.0 (High), Avg and got 9.00
Also rolled 2#1d10r2+13(2) and got 4 [Total: 17.0 (Low), Avg: 4.00]
Also rolled 2d8 and got 8, 2 [Total: 10 (Avg), Avg: 5.00]
Total: 49.0, Avg: 5.75
Aleith|DM: I’d say something about the tree being in the way but it's 10 feet high, the T-Rex is 20' tall, and you ignore superior cover….
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 49!
Gerald‘ rolled d20 and got 9 ( Total: 9 ) for save plox
Aleith|DM: no save
Aleith|DM: Garrett!
[OOC] Aleith|DM: saw the minor
Garrett: "Time to rope-a-dope ’em, Zane." With a flash, he kicks off from his perch, parkours off of the dinosaur, and skids to a stop at the other side! [Vaulting Charge]
[OOC] Garrett: Shift your speed before the attack, can move through enemies
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20+22 and got 2 ( Total: 24 ) for vs AC
Aleith|DM: You could….climb on the back of the Tyrannosaur, too, that’s a valid option……..
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: ride 'em, cowboy
[OOC] Garrett: sure let's do that
[OOC] Garrett: but do I get flanking
Aleith|DM: You automatically get CA against it doing that as long as you maintain Atheltics/Acrobatics DC 15
[OOC] Garrett: easy
Aleith|DM: but it can try to buck you off
Aleith|DM: as an 'escape' action
Aleith|DM: so it's up to you
Chandrasekhar: "…ahahahahaha."
Aleith|DM: Sadly it can't target you while you're on its back……..
Aleith|DM: Missed your attack though.
Garrett: "He's got a tough hide, but I'm gonna-!" [Move->Minor] [Low Slash]
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20+22 and got 6 ( Total: 28 ) for vs Ref
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Aleith|DM rolled d20+2 and got 1 ( Total: 3 ) for save for tyrannosaur A to avoid having been knocked prone
Garrett` rolled 1d4+22 and got 1 ( Total: 23 ) for vuln 5 cold
Also rolled 3d8 and got 7, 5, 6 [Total: 18]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 41
[OOC] Aleith|DM: nope Massive Body, Tiny Arms didn’t work out there
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 41!
[OOC] Garrett: slowed UEoNT
Aleith|DM: …cold damage, right? OK.
[OOC] Garrett: you know what killed the dinosaurs……….
[OOC] Garrett: THE ICE AGE
Glaucia stands up.
Aleith|DM rolled d20+0 and got 17 ( Total: 17 ) for save
[OOC] Zane: IRL LOL Hachi
Aleith|DM: Tyrannosaur A stands up, then takes [10!] thunder damage from Merton's Thundering Presence.
Aleith|DM rolled d20+2 and got 7 ( Total: 9 ) for save
Brakken stands up.
Aleith|DM rolled d20+0 and got 10 ( Total: 10 ) for save
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar!
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+4 and got 6 ( Total: 10 ) for save vs. daze
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: is that good?
Aleith|DM: yes, barely
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: woot
Chandrasekhar shakes his head a bit to clear it then teleports to the top of the nearby pillar and invokes the pain and the wrath of the death of his people's Goddess on /apparently every motherfucking goat in Ber/, then challenges T-Rex B. Bring it.
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+16 and got 3 ( Total: 19 ) for do I even have to roll this lol, vs. Will
Aleith|DM: Yes, because it only takes into effect on a hit
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: Right but the goats' defenses are super low, right?
Aleith|DM: Oh
Aleith|DM: a goat
Aleith|DM: as long as you didn't roll a 1…. Hit!
Aleith|DM: Also you want to be probably on the other edge as it's ranged
Zane: "This is going to be the most amazing op report ever."
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 5!] 103 times…?
Garrett‘ goes "FUCK" as there’s about a hundred religious experiences all going off at the same time and scrambles for his previous handheld on the T-Rex.
Garrett: "YOU'RE SPOOKIN' THE T-REX!" he shouts, half-laughing.
Garrett: "WOO!"
Aleith|DM: The goats start scattering!
Chandrasekhar honestly looks a little surprised that that actually worked.
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 35:Merton | 32:Zane | 28:Phyllis | 24:Ernst | 22:Tyrannosaur B | 18:Garrett | 16:Gerald | 14:Glaucia | 14:Tyrannosaur A | 13:Brakken | 12:Chandrasekhar |
Chandrasekhar: "Phyllis, what are the implications of this, for- I mean- I'd have imagined that the capacity to be affected by that power would rely on-" -he's lost for words.
Phyllis is still deafened.
[OOC] Ernst: Doesn't the T-rex get an OA against him if he does that?
Zane: "In the name of the Father, the Son… AND THE HOLY GOATS!"
Phyllis: All of this wonderful stuff happening around her, and she can neither see nor hear it in her spot in the pit.
Zane is crying he's laughing so hard.
The half-orc just says, "that's trying too hard," as he moves forward and slams his staff into the edge of the pit, sending a deafening thunderclap into the pit. [Thunderwave]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+19 and got 18 ( Total: 37.0 ) for vs Fort, Phyllis, Zane, Glaucia, Tyrannosaur B
Also rolled 3#d20+17(1) and got 11 [Total: 28.0 (High), Avg: 11.00]
Also rolled 3#d20+17(2) and got 7 [Total: 24.0 (Low), Avg: 7.00]
Also rolled 3#d20+17(3) and got 10 [Total: 27.0 (Low), Avg: 10.00]
Total: 116.0, Avg: 11.50
Aleith|DM rolled 3d6+6 and got 5, 4, 6 ( Total: 21.0 )
Aleith|DM: 21 thunder damage to Phyllis, Zane, and Glaucia!
Aleith|DM: Zane! Phyllis!
Phyllis immediately fires [Sleep] in the air above the pit, hitting the tyrannosaur and whatever rude ass that was that made her eardrums throb more.
Phyllis rolled 2#d20+17(1) and got 12 ( Total: 29.0 ) for vs Will, dino, merton
Also rolled 2#d20+17(2) and got 13 [Total: 30.0 (High), Avg: 13.00]
Total: 59.0, Avg: 12.50
Aleith|DM: OK
Phyllis rolled d20 and got 8 ( Total: 8 )
Aleith|DM: Zane! Ernst!
Zane: "Eh, you make the jokes you are given."
Zane fires an arrow down at the humor critic.
Zane rolled d20+18 and got 20 ( Total: 38 ) for RBA vs AC
Aleith|DM: Crit!
[OOC] Zane: gonna need a minute to math this.
Zane rolled 3d10+106 and got 1, 2, 2 ( Total: 111.0 ) for (8 bow, 8 furious assault, 16 Attack Finesse, 24 Brute Stance dice, 40 Assassin Strike, +10) [Death Attack]
Aleith|DM: The half-orc disappears in a burst of darkness! [Contingent Gatecrasher Charm]
Zane sighs.
Chandrasekhar: "Grr…"
Garrett: "Haha!"
Garrett: "I'd count it!"
Garrett: "I'd count it as a kill!"
Zane: "Oh I am."
Aleith|DM: Ernst!
Stocke waddles across the field [Double Move] before blaring its Siren. Phyllis + Garrett get 32 THP and then Phyllis and Stocke slide out of the pit and on to the stone pillar.
Garrett: "Even from up here, I saw that was -beautiful-."
[OOC] Ernst: Slick Concotation] [Resistive Formula
Zane: "Downward angle through the soft tissue, punched through the carotid artery, nicked the back of the tracha and grazed the spine, no bone in the way so I garantee the head imbedded itself in his heart."
Chandrasekhar: "Nice shot, Mr. Bieito."
Phyllis gruffly nods at the little robot. That … that was odd, but it works.
Zane: "It's kinda nice not having to hold back for once."
Tyrannosaur B lets out a Bellowing Roar! Its roar touches something primal in your mind, dredging up a visceral, animal terror that yells for you to flee.
Aleith|DM rolled 4#d20+17(1) and got 16 ( Total: 33.0 ) for vs Will, Chandrasekhar, Zane, Brakken, Glaucia
Also rolled 4#d20+17(2) and got 18 [Total: 35.0 (High), Avg: 18.00]
Also rolled 4#d20+17(3) and got 2 [Total: 19.0 (Low), Avg: 2.00]
Also rolled 4#d20+17(4) and got 19 [Total: 36.0 (High), Avg: 19.00]
Total: 123.0, Avg: 13.75
Aleith|DM: All four are terrified (save ends)! While terrified, the target must spend its first action each round to move as far from the tyrannosaur as possible.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: Fear effect
Aleith|DM: It then bites at Chandrasekhar!
Aleith|DM rolled d20+21 and got 2 ( Total: 23 ) for CA
Aleith|DM: Missing!
Aleith|DM: It tries again! [AP]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+21 and got 16 ( Total: 37 ) for CA
Aleith|DM rolled 5d12 and got 5, 2, 2, 1, 10 ( Total: 20 )
Aleith|DM: 20 damage to Chandrasekhar, and he's grabbed in the tyrannosaur's mouth! [Escape DC 21]
Chandrasekhar yelps!!!
Aleith|DM: Garrett!
Garrett‘ carves into Tyrannosaur B’s neck! [Sly Flourish]
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20+22 and got 8 ( Total: 30 ) for vs AC
Garrett` rolled 1d4+27 and got 3 ( Total: 30 )
Also rolled 3d8 and got 3, 7, 7 [Total: 17]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 47
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 47!] Bloodied!
Aleith|DM: Gerald!
Chandrasekhar: "Y- you didn’t- cut the part- that makes him stop chewin' on me!"
Icecylee fires off a [Twin Strike] at Dino B.
Garrett: "There's a lotta neck!"
Icecylee rolled 2#d20+20(1) and got 8 ( Total: 28 )
Also rolled 2#d20+20(2) and got 20 [Total: 40]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 68
Aleith|DM: Hit, crit!
Icecylee rolled 1d10r2+8 and got 3 ( Total: 11.0 )
Also rolled 3d6+34 and got 4, 3, 3 [Total: 44.0 (Low), Avg: 3.33]
Total: 55.0, Avg: 3.25
Chandrasekhar: "I believe in you!"
Icecylee rolled d20 and got 14 ( Total: 14 ) for save
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 55!
Gerald: "- Oh hey I can hear and think straight again. Awesome."
Gerald: "Did someone already kill that little orc fucker?"
Ernst: "Yup."
Ernst: "Sadly, not the dinosaur."
Gerald: "Dang. Alright."
Zane: "B-baby steps!"
Aleith|DM: Oh right, Chandrasekhar takes another 3 cold damage from the Tyrannosaur when it bit him. [Elemental Affinity]
Glaucia runs away from the terrifying tyrannosaur before unloading a column of shining flame to engulf Tyrannosaur A! [Pillar of Fire]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+19 and got 10 ( Total: 29 ) for vs Ref
Aleith|DM rolled 2d10+6 and got 10, 6 ( Total: 22.0 )
Aleith|DM: Dealing 22 fire/radiant damage to the dinosaur!
Aleith|DM: The area becomes a zone until the end of the encounter: enemies that end their turn in the zone take 20 fire and radiant damage.
Aleith|DM: The tyrannosaur bellows in pain, then charges at Zane! [Bite]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+20 and got 4 ( Total: 24 )
Aleith|DM: Missing!
Aleith|DM: And then takes another 20 fire/radiant.
Aleith|DM rolled d20+2 and got 15 ( Total: 17 )
Aleith|DM: Brakken imposes his will on Tyrannosaur A, halting its aggression. [One creature Brakken can see cannot take any offensive actions until the end of Brakken’s next turn. This effect ends if Brakken loses line of sight, or if the target takes damage from any source.]
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: wtf is an escape check
Aleith|DM: Athletics or Acrobatics
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+3 and got 6 ( Total: 9 ) for welp
Aleith|DM: Nope, you're still stuck.
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: and that's my action, right? I can't also attack it?
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+2 and got 15 ( Total: 17 ) for save vs. fear
Aleith|DM: You can attack it
Aleith|DM: that just takes your move
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: oH!
Aleith|DM: you can't run away but the escape action counts like trying to get away
Aleith|DM: from being terrified (which didn't last very long
[OOC] Aleith|DM: ah yes Brakken also ran away
Aleith|DM rolled d20+0 and got 11 ( Total: 11 ) for save
Chandrasekhar growls, erupts with [Radiant Delirium].
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+16 and got 20 ( Total: 36 ) for vs. ref
Aleith|DM: Crit!
Dealing [31] (plus something random? idfk) radiant damage, t-rex dazed UEONT, -2 AC penalty (save ends)
[OOC] Garrett: plus another 3d6
Chandrasekhar rolled 3d6+31 and got 1, 6, 5 ( Total: 43 )
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: that much damage
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 43!
Aleith|DM: More goats flee in terror.
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 32:Zane | 28:Phyllis | 24:Ernst | 22:Tyrannosaur B | 18:Garrett | 16:Gerald | 14:Glaucia | 14:Tyrannosaur A | 13:Brakken | 12:Chandrasekhar |
Aleith|DM: Zane! You're terrified! Run away!
Zane does in fact get the FUCK out from between TWO GODDAMNED T-REXES with a realness.
Zane then shoots Tyrannosaur B. [RBA]
Zane rolled d20+18 and got 4 ( Total: 22 ) for RBA vs AC
Aleith|DM: Miss!
Zane rolled d20+0 and got 2 ( Total: 2 )
Aleith|DM: Phyllis!
Phyllis just decides to put the earliest stop she can to all this nonsense. With her grumpiest face on. [Sleep]
Phyllis rolled 2#d20+17(1) and got 7 ( Total: 24.0 ) for vs Will, dino A then B
Also rolled 2#d20+17(2) and got 18 [Total: 35.0 (High), Avg: 18.00]
Total: 59.0, Avg: 12.50
Aleith|DM: Hits!
[OOC] Phyllis: what's the ruling on free actions while dazed
Aleith|DM: no prohibition
Aleith|DM: just against immediates and opportunity actions.
Aleith|DM: Ernst?
Phyllis: Slowed (save ends)! [Amulet of Elegy]! -3 to both first saves. [Orb of Imposition] on B! Another -3 to first save. [Orb of Mental Dominion] on B! Roll twice, take lower for all saves against effect.
Stocke fires a [Gale-Forced Infusion] with Garrett as the point of origin. It hits the King-Bred Tyrannosaur. (B)
Ernst rolled d20+17 and got 19 ( Total: 36.0 ) for vs Reflex
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Ernst rolled 1d10+8 and got 4 ( Total: 12.0 ) for into the pit
Phyllis: And, of course, unconscious (save ends) on first failed save. (And she burns [Horrid Whispers] instead of Sleep. [Improved Tome of Readiness]0
Aleith|DM rolled d20+2 and got 12 ( Total: 14 ) for save vs falling
Aleith|DM: It slumps to the ground at the edge of the pit.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 12!
[OOC] Ernst: EoT
Aleith|DM: The tyrannosaur chomps on Chandrasekhar some more!
Chandrasekhar yowls :(
Aleith|DM rolled d20+17 and got 13 ( Total: 30 )
Aleith|DM rolled 5d12+3 and got 7, 5, 10, 9, 9 ( Total: 43.0 )
Aleith|DM: Biting for 40 damage and 3 cold damage!
Aleith|DM rolled d20+2 and got 20 ( Total: 22.0 ) for AC penalty, Sleep
d20-1: 10 [Total: 9.0 (Low), Avg: 10.00]
Total: 31.0, Avg: 15.00
Aleith|DM: It falls unconcious!
Phyllis rolled d20 and got 2 ( Total: 2 ) for save against deaf/dazed btw, forgot to earlier
Aleith|DM: Garrett!
Garrett‘ continues to stab T-Rex B in the neck because it’s sort of hard to stop once you start! [Sly Flourish]
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20+22 and got 18 ( Total: 40 ) for vs AC
Aleith|DM: Crit!
Garrett` sticks that dagger in and WRENCHES with all his body weight to one side!!
Garrett` rolled 3d6+55 and got 3, 4, 4 ( Total: 66 )
[OOC] Aleith|DM: KO!
Aleith|DM: Gerald?
Garrett: "Got ’im!"
Gerald‘ can now mark the other Dion as his [Quarry] before [Twin Shotting] it up. After standing.
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+20(1) and got 15 ( Total: 35 )
Also rolled 2#d20+20(2) and got 17 [Total: 37]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 72
Aleith|DM: Hits!
Gerald` rolled 2#1d10r2+8(1) and got 10 ( Total: 18.0 )
Also rolled 2#1d10r2+8(2) and got 5 [Total: 13.0 (Low), Avg: 5.00]
Also rolled 2d8 and got 6, 8 [Total: 14 (High), Avg: 7.00]
Total: 45.0, Avg: 7.25
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 45!
Glaucia readies her staff.
Aleith|DM: The tyrannosaur slowly stomps forward. [Double Move]
Aleith|DM rolled 2#d20-4(1) and got 8 ( Total: 4.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20-4(2) and got 3 [Total: -1.0 (Low), Avg: 3.00]
Total: 3.0, Avg: 5.50
Aleith|DM: And falls unconcious. In the flames. [20!]
Aleith|DM: Bloodied!
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar!
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: is the one that was eating me even still alive
Aleith|DM: nope
Aleith|DM: you’re not grabbed anymore
Chandrasekhar ollies outie, then. And, uh. Stands up? I think.
Chandrasekhar hops off the pillar and tiptoes around the pit in the ground in the direction of the other t-rex.
Aleith|DM: the rest of the goats flee.
Aleith|DM: Between the rest of you, the tyrannosaur stays down.
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: they sure do.
Garrett: "So!"
Aleith|DM: Glaucia asks you to stay around (a short rest and then some) while she goes and rips numerous teeth out of the mouth of the overlarge reptiles.
Garrett: "Was the stampede -also- part of the ambush-" he muses, while cutting out parts of t-rex skin. Scales? He wants some boots damnit.
Aleith|DM: You're down a few horses as a couple ran off and Garrett's and Ernst's have broken legs.
Garrett: "-or just a day in the life?"
Chandrasekhar: "They do say it's not a trip to Ber without a dinosaur hunt."
Chandrasekhar: "(I don't know if anyone besides me says that, actually."
Zane shakes himself like a dog and runs his fingers through his hair. "Happy coincidince. These were wild, difficult to command at best."
Chandrasekhar is trying to un-dent pieces of his armour that got thoroughly nommed by the t-rex. "Anyways, Zane, I told you it'd turn out all right. Imagine if there'd been three of them, though."
Aleith|DM: And while Glaucia's in the middle of that, nearly 5 minutes later the half-orc's body reappears, thorougly dead with an arrow through his next and partly necrotized.
Zane shudders. And then perks. "Ha! Fuck you, whoever you were!" And goes to search the dead man for clues.
Phyllis spends a few more moments trying to regain her hearing. "Mawp. Mmmmawp. Mawp."
Garrett: "Huh!"
Garrett: "I wasn't expecting the body to actually return."
Gerald: "…Me either."
Gerald: "Good thing one of us can talk with the dead, huh?"
Zane: "Nor I. Thought he'd fucked off back to his allies. It was going to be like an exctremely cross greeting card. 'Dear whoever you are. Stop fucking with me and mine. Zane.' Now I'll have to try again."
Chandrasekhar: "Maybe they threw him back."
Zane: "Ungrateful."
Aleith|DM: Alright. Garrett, going to use Speak with Spirit?
Phyllis: "Mawp. - THERE we go."
Garrett: "What do we want to know? 'Where's the rest of the Obscurati in Ber?'"
Zane: "Who his allies were, at least."
Chandrasekhar: "Welcome back, Phyllis."
Chandrasekhar: "I posed quite an interesting question about the implications of the goats' ability to comprehend the vision of the Fall, but I don't think you were listening~."
Garrett: "Allies, current goals…"
Garrett: "I guess we can work from there depending on what comes up."
Zane: "The holy goats."
Zane starts giggling all over again.
Garrett‘ fishes a pinch of feyweed from… somewhere, places it under his tongue, and goes to crouch by the body.
Garrett: "Oi, wake up a bit." [Speak with Spirit]
Aleith|DM: The half-orc’s spirit stands up and grunts.
Garrett: "Who are your allies, in this region?"
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20+15 and got 19 ( Total: 34 )
Phyllis: "It’s hardly the strangest thing I've seen, Chandra. Beasts from worlds beyond ours apparently … respond to a visions pile of treasure and material wealth?"
Phyllis: "I guess something translates close enough."
Chandrasekhar: "I've always wondered what they see, actually. Like- does it show every creature their heart's desire? What -is- the heart's desire of such a thing?"
Merton: "Lya's in charge. Rush is her other bodyguard. She's got a couple of attendants. Everyone aboard the Lux Profectusque."
Phyllis: "I could show you at some point." A saccharine smile.
Garrett: "What's their current goal in Ber?"
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20+15 and got 6 ( Total: 21 )
Phyllis: "But yes, those are the most reliable and robust spells. Ones that don’t require knowledge to target anything, ones that just … tug at someone or something's core heartstrings. Hope, fealty, desire, wrath, fear. The images themselves do not matter - they only manifest after the string's been tugged."
Merton: "Tying up loose ends like Oddcog."
Chandrasekhar: "Mmm. Epiphenomena of the underlying magic. Post-facto rationalisations, ghost images overlaid over base desire. That's rather fascinating."
Gerald: "Guess we were just a coincidence? Actually that makes sense since we're after him too."
Garrett‘ nods at Gerald. "Until we can get ahead of them, we’re probably gonna keep getting ambushed, too."
Gerald: "What a bore."
Gerald: "Nothing else springs to mind for questions, either."
Gerald: "Less you wanna ask him how he got the dinosaurs to herd the goats."
Garrett‘ turns back to the spirit. "Where’s the next ambush going to be?"
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20+15 and got 14 ( Total: 29 )
Gerald` snaps his fingers.
Merton: "Rush and I already had our chances. Anything after this probably wouldn’t be until after you get to the Court."
Garrett‘ nods and stands. "Alright, sleep now."
Aleith|DM: The half-orc sighs and fades away from the others’ sight.
Aleith|DM: After figuring out new riding arrangements (doubling up? Pulling out your mechanical carriage?), you continue on your journey, getting to the Bruse's Summer Court just as the sun begins to set.
Aleith|DM: Gluacia has been fiddling with the dinosaur teeth, and presents your group with a heavy, primitive-looking neckalce called tyrant's teeth. She keeps one 6-inch tooth for herself.

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