Zg Session 75

While Delft was onboard for debreifing and your new mission, he also mentioned that he called in a few favours and got a pair of ships to accompany you-the //R.N.S. Alesia and the R.N.S. Chell. A pair of light schooners, they joined up with you after a couple of days on your journey towards Elfaivar for extra protection.
Aleith|DM: //In your mission to find Kasvarina, Chandrasekhar was able to remember three enclaves in southeastern Elfaivar that Asrabey was said to have connections with before he came to Risur and allied himself with the Unseen Court: Akravan, Bharat, and Rumah Terakir.

Aleith|DM: Lauryn Cyneburg brought some maps with her, including some older ones. History check to try and pin down the locations of those three enclaves?
[OOC] Zane: one sec
Zane‘ rolled d20+13 and got 7 ( Total: 20 )
Aleith|DM: Ernst?
Ernst rolled d20+19 and got 7 ( Total: 26.0 )
Aleith|DM: Phyllis?
Phyllis rolled 2#d20+21(1) and got 10 ( Total: 31.0 ) for 19 base skill, +2 for Helm of Intellect on knowledge rolls, Insightful Councillor
Also rolled 2#d20+21(2) and got 2 [Total: 23.0 (Low), Avg: 2.00]
Total: 54.0, Avg: 6.00
[OOC] Phyllis: Roll twice take higher.
Aleith|DM: Okay, it takes a bit, but Sofiel helps you narrow down the locations. [DC 31]
Aleith|DM: Nature check to figure out river pathways so you can sail close to them?
Phyllis rolled d20+16 and got 17 ( Total: 33.0 )
Chandrasekhar: "…well, it’s certainly been a while."
Phyllis: "Luckily you have us two. And this little one remembers my half-ramblings for me."
[OOC] Aleith|DM: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375802187806408706/375802201081118721/unknown.png The locations of the enclaves
Aleith|DM: You figure out how you can navigate your ship up the rivers through the jungle to get to the enclaves. [DC 23]
Aleith|DM: Of the three, Akravan, Bharat, and Rumah Terakir, which do you want to head to first?
Phyllis: "Chandra. If I name someone to hunt, who should I name? Asrabey, or Kasvarina?"
[OOC] Zane: might as well hit Bharat first, its closest
Phyllis: "Or someone else?
Garrett: "Think I'm gonna leave this to the historians and radicals."
Aleith|DM: Kasvarina appears to be protected from divinations in general…
Aleith|DM: Being an Ob officer and all…
[OOC] Phyllis: aha. asrabey it is then
Chandrasekhar: "We're -looking- for Kasvarina, but she's certainly made herself difficult to find. Luckily, if we track down Asrabey…"
Phyllis: "Where there's smoke, there's an elf husband running across the world to find the fire."
Phyllis: Either way. When they're close enough to start searching in earnest, she'll cast the Hunter's Blessing ritual, naming Asrabey, sensing him with Arcana instead of Perception.
Aleith|DM: Well, before you even get to Port Perrault, let alone Bharat…
Aleith|DM: Gerald, Perception check?
Gerald‘ rolled d20+20 and got 18 ( Total: 38 ) for numbers keep getting bigger D:
Aleith|DM: About a half mile out, you spot a Risuri steamship heading in your general direction.
Gerald` blinks, setting down his scope momentarily to show down at the others. "Were we expecting a welcoming party…?"
Zane: "I… don’t think so?"
Phyllis: "No, like most of our foreign affairs, I imagine this one to also be clandestine."
Aleith|DM: The two light schooners have already joined up with you at this point, you're about four days out from Mutavir Vendricce and only a day away from Port Perrault…
Gerald: "…Looks like a Risuri ship? Not entirely sure what to make of that."
Phyllis: "Pirates that have commandeered it, possibly?"
Gerald: "That probably makes more sense than anything else, yeah."
Garrett‘ clicks his tongue. "They’d be nuts to rush -three- ships though…"
Zane: "Lets hope they realize that."
Ernst pulls out his scope and takes a look at the ship. "Hrm."
Chandrasekhar: "Would not be the first time people have violated the bounda of reason in the name of trying to stop us. Can't imagine it'd be the last."
Gerald: "Heh."
Garrett: "It just feels weird to punch down like that."
Ernst: "Just as a note, that model of ship is clearly a Danoran make. They just disguised it as Risuran."
Zane: "Ah, well that makes more sense."
Aleith|DM: What's the plan now?
Garrett: "Fire-at-will time, then."
[OOC] Zane: send the two escort ships to wreck them, clearly
Phyllis: "We have the teleporting pad, right? Would a boarding party be better?"
Ernst: "It's easier to patch up us than the ship, as bad as that sounds."
Gerald: "I'll give their helmsman a warning shot, yeah. I can't imagine any raiding party's ever had a bullet wiz past their head from this far out before. See what they do in response to that."
Garrett: "A bit more directly bloody, though we'd at least get to cleanly sink the ship."
Garrett: "Though I mean, who gives a fuck about that." He nods to Gerald.
Gerald‘ starts setting up his rifling and getting into a comfortable position for max range sinping.
Aleith|DM: Alright. Fire when ready.
Chandrasekhar: "I feel like I mention this often enough to be repetitive, but I hope I never get on your bad side, Gerald."
Aleith|DM: The portal pad requires you to be a couple hundred feet out (in the same stage) to use, but definitely possible.
Phyllis: "If you wish to communicate, I can at least cast Battlefield Elocution for you to broadcast speech."
Gerald` rolled 3#d20+19(1) and got 1 ( Total: 20 ) for -4 max range, i have a three hit attack and it’ll be more than five minutes before we're in range for real combat anyway……
Also rolled 3#d20+19(2) and got 9 [Total: 28]
Also rolled 3#d20+19(3) and got 10 [Total: 29]
Aleith|DM: At this point, the ship seems to notice you, shifts heading slightly to head more in your direction, and Gerald, you see someone standing on the deck waving some flags. They're signalling for help…
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 77
Aleith|DM: The guy ducks shortly after the firing starts.
Gerald: "For what it's worth they were making distress signals right as I pulled the trigger."
Garrett: "Their signals aren't wrong, now are they."
Aleith|DM: The ship's smokestack starts pouring out more smoke as they start heading towards you at full steam.
Gerald: "I guess they didn't like me calling their bluff!"
Ernst: "I see no reason why they'd be asking for aid and disguising their ship. Ah, see. They're trying to get closer now."
Aleith|DM: From a couple of islands bracketting you, a couple of larger frigates sail out of the fog banks surrounding them.
Gerald: "Yeah it was a lure."
Garrett: "Yeah, just blast 'em."
Aleith|DM: Sailing close enough to board with the fey portal pad while putting a few holes in the ship on the way?
Chandrasekhar: "Charming in its simplicity. Do you suppose they know who we are?"
Gerald‘ shakes his head before taking a real shot at the helmsman. Going to be difficult for them to ram us if no one can sail it.
Aleith|DM: Roll it.
Gerald` rolled d20+19 and got 10 ( Total: 29 )
Ernst will help Gerald with the shooting until they get in range for the boarding.
Zane: "No Singh I’m sure its purely a concidince that a Danoran warship disguised itself as a Risuri vessel and set an ambush for anybody that just happened to show up…"
Ernst chuckles.
Aleith|DM: Alright. The two schooners help screen you from the frigates before you get close enough to activate the portal pad. They've taken some shots at you with their turret in the meantime, but only a couple of hit with minor damage.
Chandrasekhar: "I'm just trying to imagine the look on their face as they get far more than they bargained for. It's an enjoyable fantasy."
Gerald: "I guess their plan is to just throw enough shit at us until they get lucky…? Ah well."
Phyllis: "I mean, so's ours."
Phyllis: "We have more, and we're luckier."
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 35:Gerald | 33:Ernst | 31:Danoran Squad | 31:Marine F | 30:Garrett | 29:Sniper A | 27:Marines AB | 23:Marine D | 21:Artillerist A | 21:Sniper B | 21:Marine C | 21:Marine E | 20:Zane | 19:Chandrasekhar | 19:Phyllis | 19:Artillerist B |
Aleith|DM: You teleport aboard, surrounded by soldiers.
Ernst rolled d20 and got 19 ( Total: 19 )
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20 and got 15 ( Total: 15 ) for 2nd init
Aleith|DM: Gerald! Ernst!
[OOC] Ernst: Am I on the same tick as him
[OOC] Ernst: If so I’m GMWing first
Gerald‘ will delay to 33 so Ernst can buff, sure.
Garrett: "You’re way out of our jurisdiction, lads."
Garrett: "So give up now and it's not the bottom of the sea for you."
Aleith|DM: You moved to 34 instead of 33
Aleith|DM bumps Gerald down one tick
Ernst fires off a GMW at Port Marine B but not before dropping Stocke in front of him.
Ernst rolled 2#d20+26(1) and got 20 ( Total: 46.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+26(2) and got 7 [Total: 33.0 (Low), Avg: 7.00]
Total: 79.0, Avg: 13.50
Aleith|DM: Crit, hit!
[OOC] Ernst: 47] damage. Everyone gets +8 to hit, +4 dmg, brutal 1
Aleith|DM: Gerald!
Gerald‘ opens up with a [Biting Volley] into Sniper B
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+30(1) and got 10 ( Total: 40 ) for vs Ref
Also rolled 2#d20+30(2) and got 10 [Total: 40]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 80
Aleith|DM: Hits!
Gerald` rolled 3d8+26 and got 4, 4, 6 ( Total: 40 ) for 6 to Marine C
Gerald` and the second shot goes into Marine C!
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+30(1) and got 10 ( Total: 40 ) for vs Ref
Also rolled 2#d20+30(2) and got 19 [Total: 49]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 89
Aleith|DM: Hit, crit!
Gerald` rolled 3d6+50 and got 3, 6, 4 ( Total: 63 ) for 6 to Sniper B for the double KO
[OOC] Aleith|DM: KO!] [KO!
Gerald: "Alright you’re clear Phyllis!"
Phyllis peers the group over. Snipers, artillerists, marines. Which of them at least have some sort of melee apparatus? A sword, bayonet, whatever?
Aleith|DM: The Danoran Troop levels their carbines at the group: although startled by your appearance, their training causes them to react quickly as one. A dozen rifles fire at you! [Carbine Fusillade]
Aleith|DM: All of them have something.
Aleith|DM: Various swords
Aleith|DM rolled 6#d20+21(1) and got 8 ( Total: 29.0 )
Also rolled 6#d20+21(2) and got 7 [Total: 28.0 (Low), Avg: 7.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+21(3) and got 6 [Total: 27.0 (Low), Avg: 6.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+21(4) and got 16 [Total: 37.0 (High), Avg: 16.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+21(5) and got 14 [Total: 35.0 (High), Avg: 14.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+21(6) and got 3 [Total: 24.0 (Low), Avg: 3.00]
Total: 180.0, Avg: 9.00
Aleith|DM rolled d20+21 and got 1 ( Total: 22 ) for Stocke
[OOC] Ernst: Stocke has had enough of your bullshit
[OOC] Phyllis: Against AC?
Aleith|DM: Yes
[OOC] Phyllis: ties favor attacker right
Aleith|DM: yes
Aleith|DM: Gerald and Phyllis take 14 damage each!
[OOC] Zane: dont you have Shield or did you retrain out of it Doman?
Gerald‘ [Disruptive Shot]
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+30(1) and got 5 ( Total: 35 )
Also rolled 2#d20+30(2) and got 18 [Total: 48]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 83
Aleith|DM: Hits!
Gerald` takes no damage and kills the mooks as they open rifle with a shtogun blaster blast.
[OOC] Phyllis: Shield would tie the 35.
Ernst fires a [Shocking Feedback] at the one that hit Phyllis.
Ernst rolled 2#d20+22(1) and got 10 ( Total: 32.0 )
[OOC] Aleith|DM: actually
Also rolled 2#d20+22(2) and got 13 [Total: 35.0 (High), Avg: 13.00]
Total: 67.0, Avg: 11.50
[OOC] Aleith|DM: Ice just killed it and stopped the attack entirely
[OOC] Gerald: 6 to Marine E and F from blaster aoe too
[OOC] Aleith|DM: and D
[OOC] Gerald: … and D- yeah
[OOC] Ernst: Oh. I shoot a different one then >.>
Aleith|DM: Can’t use a reaction like that to something that didn't happen now…
[OOC] Ernst: Yup
Aleith|DM: but…
Aleith|DM: Marine F moves forward and slashes at Zane! [Coordinated Long Sword]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+21 and got 2 ( Total: 23 )
Aleith|DM: Missing!
Aleith|DM: Garrett!
Garrett‘ circles about Marine E, slashing as he goes! [Circling Predator]
Garrett` rolled 1d20+26 and got 7 ( Total: 33 ) for vs AC
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Garrett` rolled 1d4+24 and got 2 ( Total: 26 ) for now vuln 5 cold, also there’s a follow up attack
Also rolled 3d8 and got 1, 5, 5 [Total: 11]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 37
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20+34 and got 2 ( Total: 36 )
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 37!] Hit!
Garrett` rolled 1d4+29 and got 3 ( Total: 32 ) for I have a minor action next
[OOC] Aleith|DM: KO!
Garrett` then tumbles across the deck, striking at Sniper A! [Tumbling Strike]
Garrett` rolled 1d20+34 and got 9 ( Total: 43 )
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Garrett` rolled 3d4r1+25 and got 3, 3, 4 ( Total: 35.0 ) for vuln 5 cold
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 35!
Aleith|DM: //Sniper A reels from teh strike, but attacks back with his Rapier!

Aleith|DM rolled d20+21 and got 6 ( Total: 27 )
Aleith|DM: Missing!
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 34:Ernst | 34:Gerald | 31:Marine F | 30:Garrett | 29:Sniper A | 27:Marines A | 23:Marine D | 21:Artillerist A | 21:Marine B | 20:Zane | 19:Chandrasekhar | 19:Phyllis | 19:Artillerist B |
Aleith|DM: Marine A moves up behind Garrett…
Aleith|DM: Marine D sidesteps and slashes at Zane!
Aleith|DM rolled d20+21 and got 12 ( Total: 33 )
Aleith|DM rolled 2d8+10 and got 3, 6 ( Total: 19.0 )
Aleith|DM: Hitting for 19!
Ernst fires a [Shocking Feedback] at that one.
Garrett` flies to the other side of the deck, stomping on Marine A’s foot in the process! [Acrobat's escape]
Aleith|DM: Marine A pulls his Pistol and shoots at Hachi instead.
Aleith|DM rolled d20+21 and got 19 ( Total: 40 )
[OOC] Aleith|DM: *Garrett gdi
[OOC] Garrett: Marine A immobilized until start of its next turn
Ernst rolled 2#d20+30(1) and got 20 ( Total: 50.0 ) for To Hachi's guy actually
Also rolled 2#d20+30(2) and got 3 [Total: 33.0 (Low), Avg: 3.00]
Total: 83.0, Avg: 11.50
Aleith|DM rolled d4+10 and got 2 ( Total: 12.0 )
Aleith|DM: Hitting Garrett for 12 damage!
Aleith|DM: Crit, hit!
[OOC] Ernst: 52 damage, Hachi takes 5 damage less on all attacks this round
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 52!
Aleith|DM: Artillerist A chucks a metal dodecahedron at your group, its vertices flashing red with firegems. [Grenade]
Aleith|DM rolled 6#d20+20(1) and got 4 ( Total: 24.0 ) for vs AC, Stocke last
Also rolled 6#d20+20(2) and got 1 [Total: 21.0 (Min), Avg: 1.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+20(3) and got 20 [Total: 40.0 (High), Avg: 20.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+20(4) and got 14 [Total: 34.0 (High), Avg: 14.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+20(5) and got 8 [Total: 28.0 (Low), Avg: 8.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+20(6) and got 17 [Total: 37.0 (High), Avg: 17.00]
Total: 184.0, Avg: 10.67
Aleith|DM rolled 2d10+9 and got 3, 6 ( Total: 18.0 )
Aleith|DM: It explodes, dealing 29 damage to Gerald, 18 damage to Phyllis and Stocke, and 9 damage to Chandrasekhar, Ernst, and Zane!
Aleith|DM: Marine B moves up and slashes at Gerald…
Gerald: "Ow."
Aleith|DM rolled d20+21 and got 15 ( Total: 36 )
Aleith|DM rolled 2d10+10 and got 9, 10 ( Total: 29.0 )
Aleith|DM: Hitting for 29!
Aleith|DM: Zane!
[OOC] Phyllis: which roll was against me
Aleith|DM: The 34
[OOC] Ernst: 34
[OOC] Phyllis: Shield!] +4 AC/Ref UEoNT
Aleith|DM: Drops damage to 9!
Zane‘ draws his blade and slashes at the two Marines to the south of him. [Brute Stance, spending 1 die to attack a second target]
Zane` rolled 2#1d20+23(1) and got 2 ( Total: 25.0 )
Also rolled 2#1d20+23(2) and got 15 [Total: 38.0 (High), Avg: 15.00]
Total: 63.0, Avg: 8.50
Aleith|DM: is that including +8 to hit
[OOC] Zane: nope because I am a bad
Aleith|DM: two hits!
[OOC] Ernst: You get +8 buddy
[OOC] Aleith|DM: +4 damage
[OOC] Ernst: From GMW
Zane‘ rolled 2d10+16 and got 6, 6 ( Total: 28.0 ) for Furious Assault
A visage of Srasama appears and takes revenge on Marine B! [Hands of Retribution] [5 fire/radiant damage]
Aleith|DM: Alright, what’s the damage on the second attack?
Zane‘ rolled 1d10+16 and got 2 ( Total: 18.0 ) for attack finesse
Also rolled 2d8 and got 5, 8 [Total: 13 (High), Avg: 6.50]
Total: 31.0, Avg: 5.00
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 28!] [31!
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar! Phyllis!
Phyllis stares at the southern marines long enough to flash [Mesmeric Hold] at them.
[OOC] Phyllis: B, D, F
Phyllis rolled 3#d20+30(1) and got 10 ( Total: 40.0 ) for vs will, taking GMW into account
Also rolled 3#d20+30(2) and got 5 [Total: 35.0 (Low), Avg: 5.00]
Also rolled 3#d20+30(3) and got 16 [Total: 46.0 (High), Avg: 16.00]
Total: 121.0, Avg: 10.33
Phyllis rolled 2d6+16 and got 1, 1 ( Total: 18.0 ) for taking +4 damage into account
[OOC] Phyllis: er no gdi +16 is base, should be +20
Aleith|DM: Hits! [KO * 3!]
Phyllis moves to the lower deck.
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar!
Chandrasekhar charges Artillerist A [Ardent Strike] and then issues a [Call of Challenge] to snag B and the Marine!
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+24 and got 12 ( Total: 36 ) for vs. AC
Chandrasekhar rolled 2#d8+10(1) and got 3 ( Total: 13 ) for take higher damage, Radiant
Also rolled 2#d8+10(2) and got 1 [Total: 11]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 24
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: Aleith out of mild curiosity what happens if I move the Marine… up and to the left a square.
Aleith|DM: it would get a save avoid falling
Aleith|DM: wait what marine
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: nevermind I can’t count. IN THAT CASE THE SNIPER
[OOC] Garrett: the one you didn't label with a letter
Aleith|DM: oh
Aleith|DM: there was only supposed to be 6 anyway
Aleith|DM: whoops
Chandrasekhar can't actually reach the Marine at the prow of the boat who may or may not exist but tries to [Commanding Vow] Sniper A overboard anyway.
Aleith|DM rolled d20+2 and got 6 ( Total: 8 ) for bonus from railing
Aleith|DM: He falls off! Splash!
Garrett: "We warned you."
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 17!
[OOC] Aleith|DM: Teak did you factor in the +4 damage from GMW?
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: no D:
Aleith|DM: hence 17 :D
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: <3
Aleith|DM: Artillerist B stabs Chandrasekhar with his Short Sword!
Aleith|DM rolled d20+20 and got 15 ( Total: 35 )
Aleith|DM rolled d6+8 and got 2 ( Total: 10.0 )
Aleith|DM: Hitting for 10!
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: also I have CA against A and B, and +2 to all defenses USONT from Charge so that doesn't hit >_>
Aleith|DM: oh…
Aleith|DM: You're right, combined with that other bonus you have….
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: leveraging synergies motherfuckers!!
[OOC] Garrett: l m a o s
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 34:Ernst | 34:Gerald | 30:Garrett | 29:Sniper A | 27:Marine A | 21:Artillerist A | 20:Zane | 19:Chandrasekhar | 19:Phyllis | 19:Artillerist B |
Aleith|DM: Gerald!
[OOC] Zane: Chandra is maximizing his ROI on magic items…
Gerald‘ pulls out his grappling hook and zooms up to the top of their lookout nest, then fires down onto Artillerist B with a [Pounding Barrage]
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: level 17 was a very good level for me actually trying to keep track of my moving parts <_<
Gerald` rolled 3#2d20+20(1) and got 11, 13 ( Total: 44 )
Also rolled 3#2d20+20(2) and got 20, 20 [Total: 60]
Also rolled 3#2d20+20(3) and got 4, 17 [Total: 41]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 145
Aleith|DM: That seems like overkill….
Aleith|DM: 2 hits! 2 crits! 2 hits!
[OOC] Aleith|DM: wait no last one is only 1 hit
Gerald` rolled 3d8+20 and got 8, 2, 5 ( Total: 35 ) for lil bit yeah
Also rolled 3d6+40 and got 5, 6, 5 [Total: 56]
Also rolled 3d8+20 and got 6, 2, 3 [Total: 31]
Also rolled 1d6+18 and got 1 [Total: 19]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 141
[OOC] Aleith|DM: KO!
[OOC] Gerald: that 40 should be a 50 too lmao
Aleith|DM: Ernst!
Ernst drops down a [Curative Admixture] on Gerald. [+39 HP to Gerald - Free Action] He then fires off two shotgun blasts at the remaining two enemies. [Siphon Fate]
Ernst rolled 4#d20+30(1) and got 16 ( Total: 46.0 )
Also rolled 4#d20+30(2) and got 2 [Total: 32.0 (Low), Avg: 2.00]
Also rolled 4#d20+30(3) and got 2 [Total: 32.0 (Low), Avg: 2.00]
Also rolled 4#d20+30(4) and got 19 [Total: 49.0 (High), Avg: 19.00]
Total: 159.0, Avg: 9.75
Ernst rolled 4d8+20 and got 5, 2, 4, 8 ( Total: 39.0 )
Also rolled 4d8+20 and got 2, 1, 6, 6 [Total: 35.0 (Low), Avg: 3.75]
Total: 74.0, Avg: 4.25
[OOC] Ernst: They’re dead so I don't care about the debuff/buff aspect
Aleith|DM: Hits! [KO * 2!]
Aleith|DM: Garrett?
[OOC] Ernst: Oh wait, there's more enemies?
Aleith|DM: Sniper's still alive…
[OOC] Ernst: +3 to all defenses and +6 to hit for Garrett then
[OOC] Zane: just overboard
Garrett‘ heads over to the side of the ship and flings his dagger at the floating Sniper. [Sly Flourish]
Garrett` rolled 1d20+33 and got 5 ( Total: 38 ) for vs AC
[OOC] Garrett: or like
[OOC] Garrett: is that succubus actually there
[OOC] Aleith|DM: KO!
[OOC] Ernst: That’s domans
Gerald: "I woulda left that one alive to tell the others how pointless messing with us is, but that works too."
Garrett: "That's why you let the bodies float."
Aleith|DM: Alright. You've got a bit to catch your breath. The remaining crew is huddling in corners
Aleith|DM: ….except….
Aleith|DM: A metal-clad ship surfaces…from under the water?! On the side of the ship you see written Sovereign's Knife.
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 34:Ernst | 34:Gerald | 30:Garrett | 20:Zane | 19:Chandrasekhar | 19:Phyllis |
[OOC] Aleith|DM: new round
[OOC] Aleith|DM: no, you haven't had a short rest
Gerald: "Hm."
Aleith|DM: Ernst, Gerald?
Zane: "… Huh."
Garrett: "The hell is this?"
Gerald: "Maybe I shouldn't have did that trick to unload an entire clip into someone that I didn't need that much firepower for."
Chandrasekhar: "Ohohohoho! Well! I'm impressed."
Chandrasekhar: "Seems like they're rolling out the steely grey carpet for us."
Aleith|DM: There don't seem to be any gunports, but there's a couple of hatches on the top…
Gerald: "Also it looks like a metal underwater ship?"
Ernst chews at his lip before giving Gerald and Zane +39 THP and himself +19 THP. He then tosses a punishing eye on top of the ship.
Garrett: "Let's head belowdeck and have this ship give the metal one some cannon shots."
Phyllis tries to see if she can find somewhere to get sight, line of effect, anywhere to shove in an [Arcane Gate] where they get inside.
Aleith|DM: Not yet, no
Aleith|DM: it's very tightly closed up
Aleith|DM: as one would expect form something that came from underwater…
Phyllis: Anything that could open up, though?
Aleith|DM: Two hatches, it looks like.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: the two things that almost look like double-doors
Garrett‘ points out some of the cowering crew. "You, you, you, belowdecks. Prep a cannon."
Gerald: "Alright, lets see here…"
Aleith|DM: Garrett? Zane?
Aleith|DM: The only guns are the turret at the front btw
[OOC] Garrett: oh even better
Gerald` reaches behind his back, under his coat, then pulls out a large tube with fins on it, which he then shoves onto something extending from the barrel. Gerald takes a could of seconds to get a feel for the weight, then fires a rocket directly into one of the opening hatches on the submarine.
Garrett: "Bring the turret about, prep it for firing."
Aleith|DM: It mostly just blackens the metal.
Aleith|DM: A couple of the crew scramble towards the turret.
Gerald: "Wow not even a dent. That’s some good steel."
Zane‘ moves to the rail and ducks down, switching to his bow.
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar? Phyllis?
Phyllis takes a lesson from their now-dearly-departed ’friend' Leone Quital and speaks to the hatch to "Open." [Pathos of the Inanimate.] (( Minor? Move? ))
[OOC] Phyllis: as in gm call on what that action is
Aleith|DM: Move
Gerald: "Oh sure, just ask it nicely and it opens for *you*. Show off."
Chandrasekhar prays for [Virtue] and moves to the rail. It's too bad D&D doesn't have an overwatch action…
Aleith|DM: North one or south one?
[OOC] Phyllis: South, has to be within 30 feet
Aleith|DM: Okay
Phyllis hops over the ship onto the sub -
Aleith|DM: Well, the north one opens shortly after that, and half a dozen marines pour out from both of them….
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 34:Ernst | 34:Gerald | 30:Garrett | 30:Marines IJ | 30:Marines QR | 27:Marines GH | 27:Marines KL | 25:Marines MN | 20:Zane | 19:Chandrasekhar | 19:Phyllis | 16:Marines OP |
[OOC] Phyllis: OR NOT
Aleith|DM: Ernst? Gerald?
Gerald: "Hi!"
[OOC] Phyllis: I still had a standard and minor at least? or
Garrett: "Long, hard, and full of seamen."
Gerald‘ loads another rocket onto his blaster, before opening fire into the northern cluster of Marine’s with a [Freeze Ray Rocket]
Gerald‘ rolled 6#d20+22(1) and got 5 ( Total: 27 )
Also rolled 6#d20+22(2) and got 9 [Total: 31]
Also rolled 6#d20+22(3) and got 11 [Total: 33]
Also rolled 6#d20+22(4) and got 17 [Total: 39]
Also rolled 6#d20+22(5) and got 5 [Total: 27]
Also rolled 6#d20+22(6) and got 7 [Total: 29]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 186
[OOC] Ernst: +6 from eye on 4 of them
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Gerald` rolled 1d10r2+16 and got 3 ( Total: 19.0 ) for Restrained and Vuln 1- against non-typed damage (Save Ends)
Gerald` rolled 2d8 and got 3, 1 ( Total: 4 ) for quarry damage to K since I can actually quarry something I’m attacking now…..
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 19!] [19!] [25!] [25!] [29!] [25!
Aleith|DM: //Ernst!

Ernst moves up to Zane as he has Stocke jump down the hatch to get away from the enemies and get a visual on the inside of the ship. He then bestows him a [Vorpal Weapon - Crit on 18 or less for the encounter] and finally fires a [Magic Weapon] at Marine Q.
Ernst rolled 2#d20+24(1) and got 11 ( Total: 35.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+24(2) and got 15 [Total: 39.0 (High), Avg: 15.00]
Total: 74.0, Avg: 13.00
Ernst rolled 3d8+12 and got 5, 8, 3 ( Total: 28.0 ) for +4 to hit, +4 dmg, brutal 1, -1 AC to Q
[OOC] Ernst: Buff to Phyllis and Zane rather
Aleith|DM: Hits!
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 28!
Aleith|DM: Garrett!
Garrett: "Shanghai'd crew, belay that order."
[OOC] Garrett: shut up I know shanghai is an anacronism
Garrett‘ focuses on the ground underneath the northern group of marines, and has the steel twist up and around their bodies. [The City Comes Alive]
Garrett` rolled 6#1d20+24(1) and got 14 ( Total: 38 ) for vs AC, G H I J K L
Also rolled 6#1d20+24(2) and got 11 [Total: 35]
Also rolled 6#1d20+24(3) and got 2 [Total: 26]
Also rolled 6#1d20+24(4) and got 19 [Total: 43]
Also rolled 6#1d20+24(5) and got 4 [Total: 28]
Also rolled 6#1d20+24(6) and got 10 [Total: 34]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 204
Aleith|DM: Hit, hit, miss, hit, miss, hit!
Garrett` rolled 1d6+15 and got 2 ( Total: 17 ) for +10 to whatever’s vuln 10
Garrett‘ rolled 3d8 and got 7, 5, 5 ( Total: 17 ) for to one of the restrained ones
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 17!] [27!] [27!] [17!
Aleith|DM: 10 of the marines draw their pistols and fire at various targets.
Aleith|DM rolled d20+21 and got 8 ( Total: 29.0 ) for first two against Garrett, 2nd against Chandrasekhar
Also rolled 3#d20+19(1) and got 5 [Total: 24.0 (Low), Avg: 5.00]
Also rolled 3#d20+19(2) and got 19 [Total: 38.0 (High), Avg: 19.00]
Also rolled 3#d20+19(3) and got 11 [Total: 30.0 (High), Avg: 11.00]
Total: 121.0, Avg: 10.75
Aleith|DM rolled d4+10 and got 4 ( Total: 14.0 )
Aleith|DM: 14 damage to Chandrasekhar!
Aleith|DM rolled 6#d20+21(1) and got 19 ( Total: 40.0 ) for Gerald x2, Ernst, Zane x2, Phyllis
Also rolled 6#d20+21(2) and got 16 [Total: 37.0 (High), Avg: 16.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+21(3) and got 9 [Total: 30.0 (Low), Avg: 9.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+21(4) and got 8 [Total: 29.0 (Low), Avg: 8.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+21(5) and got 11 [Total: 32.0 (High), Avg: 11.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+21(6) and got 19 [Total: 40.0 (High), Avg: 19.00]
Total: 208.0, Avg: 13.67
Aleith|DM rolled 4#d4+10(1) and got 2 ( Total: 12.0 )
Also rolled 4#d4+10(2) and got 1 [Total: 11.0 (Min), Avg: 1.00]
Also rolled 4#d4+10(3) and got 3 [Total: 13.0 (High), Avg: 3.00]
Also rolled 4#d4+10(4) and got 3 [Total: 13.0 (High), Avg: 3.00]
Total: 49.0, Avg: 2.25
Aleith|DM: 12 and 11 damage to Gerald! 13 damage to Zane! 13 damage to Phyllis!
Aleith|DM: Marines H, I, and J reload.
Aleith|DM rolled 3#d20(1) and got 9 ( Total: 9 )
Also rolled 3#d20(2) and got 4 [Total: 4 (Low), Avg: 4.00]
Also rolled 3#d20(3) and got 7 [Total: 7 (Low), Avg: 7.00]
Total: 20, Avg: 6.67
Aleith|DM: and are still frozen in place
Gerald` fires the shot aimed at Phyllis out of the sky. [-13 damage]
Aleith|DM: M and Q also reload
Aleith|DM: K, L, N and R all hop over to the Ipsum and slash with their [Coordinated Long Sword].
Aleith|DM rolled 2#d20+23(1) and got 18 ( Total: 41.0 ) for vs Chandra, CA
Also rolled 2#d20+23(2) and got 8 [Total: 31.0 (Low), Avg: 8.00]
Total: 72.0, Avg: 13.00
Aleith|DM rolled 2#d20+21(1) and got 17 ( Total: 38.0 ) for vs Zane and Phyllis
Also rolled 2#d20+21(2) and got 8 [Total: 29.0 (Low), Avg: 8.00]
Total: 67.0, Avg: 12.50
Aleith|DM rolled 4d8+10 and got 4, 3, 8, 4 ( Total: 29.0 )
Also rolled 2d8+10 and got 1, 4 [Total: 15.0 (Low), Avg: 2.50]
Total: 44.0, Avg: 4.00
Aleith|DM: 29 damage to Chandrasekhar! 19 damage to Zane!
Aleith|DM: Zane!
Ernst rolled 1d100 and got 93 ( Total: 93 )
[OOC] Ernst: Whoops pretend that was a d20
Ernst snaps his fingers and suddenly Chandra and L swap places. The damage is dealt to L instead. [Surprising Transposition]
Aleith|DM: 19 out of 20?
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 29!
Zane: "Well this just got less convenient, but alright."
Phyllis: "Give it like … two seconds."
Ernst: "That trick is more amusing than I thought it’d be."
Zane: He whirls and drives his sword into Marine N as he rises from his crouch. "I can adapt." [MBA and possibly an AP]
[OOC] Zane: No more +8/+4 right?
[OOC] Phyllis: +4/+4 from earlier though
[OOC] Ernst: You have +4 to hit, +4 dmg, brutal 1 and 18-20 crit range
[OOC] Zane: Hot shit
Zane‘ rolled d20+27 and got 8 ( Total: 35 )
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Zane` rolled 1d10r1+16 and got 2 ( Total: 18.0 )
Also rolled 2d8 and got 1, 7 [Total: 8 (Low), Avg: 4.00]
Total: 26.0, Avg: 3.33
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 26!
Zane` then flicks a handful of powder into the marines face. [AP - Ungol Dust]
Zane` rolled d20+24 and got 20 ( Total: 44 ) for vs Ref
Aleith|DM: Crit!
[OOC] Zane: so dead
[OOC] Aleith|DM: KO!
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar! Phyllis!
Phyllis points at an illusory small golden statuette that inexplicably now exists between the two hatches. "Soldiers! You disorganized lot, fall back in formation! Save the queen!" [Visions of Avarice]
Phyllis rolled 6#d20+25(1) and got 15 ( Total: 40.0 ) for vs will, all except Q
Also rolled 6#d20+25(2) and got 17 [Total: 42.0 (High), Avg: 17.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+25(3) and got 16 [Total: 41.0 (High), Avg: 16.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+25(4) and got 16 [Total: 41.0 (High), Avg: 16.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+25(5) and got 7 [Total: 32.0 (Low), Avg: 7.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+25(6) and got 7 [Total: 32.0 (Low), Avg: 7.00]
Total: 228.0, Avg: 13.00
Phyllis rolled 3#d20+25(1) and got 16 ( Total: 41.0 )
Also rolled 3#d20+25(2) and got 9 [Total: 34.0 (Low), Avg: 9.00]
Also rolled 3#d20+25(3) and got 6 [Total: 31.0 (Low), Avg: 6.00]
Total: 106.0, Avg: 10.33
[OOC] Phyllis: can something that’s restrained still be pulled
Aleith|DM: Nope
[OOC] Phyllis: apparently not no
Aleith|DM: and that hits everything…
Ernst: 6 damage from eye to everything
Phyllis: Psychic eye damage against all in the aura at least! IJGLK
Aleith|DM: J and L are knocked out! [KO!]
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 6!] [6!] [6!
Phyllis follows up with [AP->Mass Charm]. The queen can only reward one! GKOPM lurch off to the far side of the ship and all make basic melee attacks against each other!
[OOC] Phyllis: Just go clockwise after I slid them as so
Chandrasekhar watches with a mildly horrified, mildly amused expression on his face.
Gerald: "Damn, Phyllis."
Aleith|DM rolled 5#d20+21(1) and got 13 ( Total: 34.0 )
Also rolled 5#d20+21(2) and got 17 [Total: 38.0 (High), Avg: 17.00]
Also rolled 5#d20+21(3) and got 14 [Total: 35.0 (High), Avg: 14.00]
Also rolled 5#d20+21(4) and got 15 [Total: 36.0 (High), Avg: 15.00]
Also rolled 5#d20+21(5) and got 5 [Total: 26.0 (Low), Avg: 5.00]
Total: 169.0, Avg: 12.80
Aleith|DM: why do I roll high now
Aleith|DM rolled 4#2d8+10(1) and got 4, 4 ( Total: 18.0 )
Also rolled 4#2d8+10(2) and got 7, 3 [Total: 20.0 (Avg), Avg: 5.00]
Also rolled 4#2d8+10(3) and got 1, 2 [Total: 13.0 (Low), Avg: 1.50]
Also rolled 4#2d8+10(4) and got 2, 4 [Total: 16.0 (Low), Avg: 3.00]
Total: 67.0, Avg: 3.38
[OOC] Ernst: +6 eye damage?
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 24!] [26!] [19!] [22!
Phyllis forgot to slide R but he wouldn't have been in range for Mass Charm. Just want him to gtfo
Aleith|DM: Marines O and P shoot at Phyllis. "We don't even have a queen!"
Aleith|DM rolled 2#d20+21(1) and got 15 ( Total: 36.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+21(2) and got 16 [Total: 37.0 (High), Avg: 16.00]
Total: 73.0, Avg: 15.50
Aleith|DM rolled 2#d4+10(1) and got 1 ( Total: 11.0 )
Also rolled 2#d4+10(2) and got 2 [Total: 12.0 (Low), Avg: 2.00]
Total: 23.0, Avg: 1.50
Aleith|DM: Dealing 11 and 12 damage each. They both reload.
Aleith|DM rolled 2#d20(1) and got 10 ( Total: 10 )
Also rolled 2#d20(2) and got 4 [Total: 4 (Low), Avg: 4.00]
Total: 14, Avg: 7.00
Aleith|DM: O is no longer immobilized
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 34:Ernst | 34:Gerald | 30:Garrett | 30:Marine I | 30:Marines QR | 27:Marine H | 27:Marine K | 25:Marine M | 20:Zane | 19:Chandrasekhar | 19:Phyllis | 16:Marines OP |
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 34:Ernst | 34:Gerald | 30:Garrett | 30:Marine I | 30:Marines QR | 27:Marine H | 27:Marine K | 25:Marine M | 20:Zane | 19:Chandrasekhar | 19:Phyllis | 16:Marines OP |
Aleith|DM: Ernst! Gerald!
Phyllis: "Sure you do, she's right there."
Phyllis points matter-of-factly.
[OOC] Phyllis: what about chandra
Aleith|DM: oh, yes
Aleith|DM: That was a lot of actions and I forgot…
[OOC] Phyllis: sorry aaa
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar
Chandrasekhar hops over onto the u-boat and tromps right into the main group, clangs his sword against his shield with a peal of [Astral Thunder]!
Chandrasekhar rolled 7#d20+19(1) and got 4 ( Total: 23 ) for vs. Fort
Also rolled 7#d20+19(2) and got 2 [Total: 21]
Also rolled 7#d20+19(3) and got 6 [Total: 25]
Also rolled 7#d20+19(4) and got 20 [Total: 39]
Also rolled 7#d20+19(5) and got 13 [Total: 32]
Also rolled 7#d20+19(6) and got 14 [Total: 33]
Also rolled 7#d20+19(7) and got 4 [Total: 23]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 196
Aleith|DM: Hits M, O, P!
Aleith|DM: Crit on M!
Chandrasekhar rolled 4#2d8+8(1) and got 4, 4 ( Total: 16 ) for O O, P P, take higher of each pair
Also rolled 4#2d8+8(2) and got 6, 2 [Total: 16]
Also rolled 4#2d8+8(3) and got 2, 8 [Total: 18]
Also rolled 4#2d8+8(4) and got 5, 3 [Total: 16]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 66
[OOC] Ernst: +6 eye damage to all hit
Chandrasekhar rolled 2#2d8+24(1) and got 3, 1 ( Total: 28 ) for I think it's "maxed dice on top of a normal roll" for crit????
Also rolled 2#2d8+24(2) and got 5, 6 [Total: 35]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 63
Aleith|DM rolled 4d6+24 and got 1, 5, 5, 3 ( Total: 38.0 )
Aleith|DM rolled 4d6+24 and got 2, 6, 1, 3 ( Total: 36.0 )
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 38!] [16!] [16!
Aleith|DM: +6 to each of those….
Aleith|DM: M is [KO!]
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 34:Ernst | 34:Gerald | 30:Garrett | 30:Marine I | 30:Marines QR | 27:Marine H | 27:Marine K | 20:Zane | 19:Chandrasekhar | 19:Phyllis | 16:Marines OP |
Aleith|DM: Ernst! Gerald!
Gerald‘ fires a set of [Twin Shot]s into Marine G.
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+22(1) and got 14 ( Total: 36 )
Also rolled 2#d20+22(2) and got 4 [Total: 26]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 62
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+22(1) and got 3 ( Total: 25 )
Also rolled 2#d20+22(2) and got 16 [Total: 38]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 63
Aleith|DM: 1 hit each!
Gerald` rolled 1d8+10 and got 3 ( Total: 13 ) for 12 damage autofire to G, K, O, P
Also rolled 1d8+10 and got 5 [Total: 15]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 28
Phyllis looks over at Marine Q, then jerks her head at his comrades, as if to say ’just try me.'
Aleith|DM: G, O, and P are [KO!] [12!] to K!
[OOC] Gerald: actually the second shot targets K so I can kill all four
Aleith|DM: Fair
Aleith|DM: Ernst!
Ernst turns on Stockes alarm remotely as it waddles towards the remaining crew with its best 'You're under arrest' robot stance it can muster. He fires off an infusion giving Zane and Phyllis +40 THP and himself 20 THP. [Free Action] He then fires a [Magic Weapon] at I.
Ernst rolled 2#d20+24(1) and got 7 ( Total: 31.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+24(2) and got 16 [Total: 40.0 (High), Avg: 16.00]
Total: 71.0, Avg: 11.50
Ernst rolled 3d8+21 and got 7, 2, 5 ( Total: 35.0 )
[OOC] Aleith|DM: KO!
Gerald: "Out of mild curiosity Chan, does it ever make you worried when I just fire off a barrage into a crowd surrounding you like that?"
[OOC] Ernst: +4 to hit, +4 dmg, brutal 1 to Zane/Phyllis
Aleith|DM: Garrett!
Garrett‘ cavorts across ships and stabs the Marine R on the knee! [Low Slash]
Garrett` rolled 1d20+26 and got 7 ( Total: 33 ) for vs Ref
Garrett` rolled 1d4+20 and got 2 ( Total: 22 ) for now vuln 5 cold, important for the followup
Also rolled 3d8 and got 5, 8, 5 [Total: 18]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 40
[OOC] Garrett: plus eye damage
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 46!
Garrett` then slashes across the sailor’s chest! [Sly Flourish]
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20+26 and got 19 ( Total: 45 ) for vs AC
Garrett: 1roll 1d4+30
Aleith|DM: Hit! [KO!]
Chandrasekhar grins at Gerald. "I’ve -seen- you shoot a fly off a malice behemoth's ass, from a moving train, at a thousand paces. No, I'm not worried."
Gerald: "Oh right, I guess that WOULD inspire some confidence, huh."
Aleith|DM: Marine H fires his pistol at Chandrasekhar, then relaods.
Aleith|DM rolled d20+19 and got 1 ( Total: 20 )
Aleith|DM: Missing!@
Zane: "Plus he's wearing some really solid armor."
Aleith|DM: Marine Q fires at Phyllis!
Aleith|DM rolled d20+21 and got 13 ( Total: 34 )
Aleith|DM rolled d4+10 and got 3 ( Total: 13.0 )
Aleith|DM: Hitting for 13!
[OOC] Phyllis: Shield!] It'll make sense but I can use it again
Aleith|DM: And then circles around and stabs at Ernst!
Aleith|DM rolled d20+21 and got 16 ( Total: 37 )
Aleith|DM rolled 2d8+10 and got 2, 1 ( Total: 13.0 )
Aleith|DM: Hitting for 13! (And not piercing the THP…)
Aleith|DM: Zane!
[OOC] Phyllis: oh i also forgot to mark thp haha
Aleith|DM: Oh…
Zane‘ switches back to his bow and fires off two shots again, at Marine H and Q. [2 RBA, -1 combat die. 1 remaining]
Phyllis expends Emerald Eye (as a free action, Improved Tome of Readiness) to regain another use of [Shield] (as an Immediate Interrupt) is how that ends up going.
Zane` rolled 2#1d20+26(1) and got 20 ( Total: 46.0 ) for H then Q
Also rolled 2#1d20+26(2) and got 19 [Total: 45.0 (High), Avg: 19.00]
Total: 91.0, Avg: 19.50
Zane: ( both super dead )
Aleith|DM: Crits!
Aleith|DM: Yeah that’s true. [KO! * 2!}
Aleith|DM: The two frigates trade some more shots with the Alesia and the Chell before peeling off and heading away.
Garrett: "They're just gonna leave their slug in the water, eh?"
Gerald: "I mean,"
Gerald: "Their crew pops up, their crew falls over."
Gerald: "I can't imagine they have much hope of getting it back now that they've seen us in action."
Chandrasekhar: "Ours now."
Zane: "Ernst, I guess you get to drive it. I know I haven't the faintest idea where to begin."
Garrett‘ grins and rubs his hands together, chuckling with anticipation.
Gerald: "Which -!" Gerald fires his hook shot towards one of the open hatched and slides down. "Time to give this baby an closer inspection!"
Chandrasekhar: "Imagine how hard this’ll chap Danor's ass, their fancy little underwater boat fallen -right- into the hands of the ~enemy~." He grins a little bit predatorially, following Gerald down just in case anyone's waiting inside.
Ernst: "I suppose I can grant this request." He smirks.
Zane: "Also be prepared for Danor to claim this was an act of piracy and declare war."
Garrett: "Oh man. This is one heck of a stealth vehicle, too. Did anyone else see it coming?"
Gerald: "Man, kind of a hard claim Zane."
Gerald: "That was a RISURI steamship we wrecked the shit out of, remember?"
Zane‘ shrugs. "I’m talking about the other boat, that goes under the water."
Gerald: "I'm pretty sure this doesn't actually exist."
Garrett‘ coordinates with the Roscommon to secure the prisoners, then heads belowdeck.
Phyllis stares at the contraption.
Aleith|DM: To be fair, as much as you’re sure their Danoran (especially since most of the marines are tieflings…) there's no actual identifying marks or papers on any of the men…
Gerald: "Er. offically, I mean, Phyllis. Not… not philosphically."
Phyllis: "That can be arranged."
Phyllis: "In all seriousness, though, I have enough issue with boats. More issue with steamships. I can't imagine stepping foot in this."
Zane: "I'm just saying, worst case scenario. Not that I care, now that I have justification for killing the entire Jierre clan."
Aleith|DM: This ship does seem to be entirely sealed aside from the two hatches and…you find something that extends from the top of the ship, a kind of 'scope' that lets you see around it.
Gerald: "Actually that's a good question I wonder how the hell they ventilate this thing when it's underwater…"
Aleith|DM: Seems that it can hold enough air to last for 4 hours below the surface of the water, up to a maximum depth of 30 feet.
Chandrasekhar smiles for the telescope.
Phyllis covers it with a [Mage Hand].
Aleith|DM: that's kinda translucent though…
Phyllis: It gets the message across!
Aleith|DM: True.
Ernst: "So, am I just following you guys in this, then?"
Ernst: "I can trail behind your ship."
Aleith|DM: You should probably steal a couple of crew members from the Roscommon to assist you, at least…
Ernst can do that, yes.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: they can spare up to 9 without losing functionality
Aleith|DM: 2 of them could drive the steamship over to Sawyer too if you wanted…
Aleith|DM: Or Flint
Aleith|DM: Alright, so you sail onwards with at least 3 ships, possibly 4 or 5, and head upstream towards Bharat once you get to Tropaeum, passing near Port Perrault…
Phyllis: Sending with Delft, confer on the matter?
Aleith|DM: Sure. What do you tell him?
Phyllis: "Danoran ships attacked us. Boarding party strategy victory. Now we have five ships total, but same crew. One ship submersible. Your advice?"
Delft: "What? You captured ships? Okay, never mind. Take some people and sail them to Sawyer, we'll get them home. Pick up your crew later."
Phyllis conveys this information.
Garrett‘ rides with Ernst. This is too interesting.
Aleith|DM: When you get to Bharat on Autumn 89th (6 and a bit days to sail to Port Perrault, 2 days to navigate upstream), you find a bunch of giant, 50-foot long and 10-foot deep imprints in the ground. Garrett, you can feel them from a bit off-there’s traces of witchoil left behind in the giant footprints.
Aleith|DM: The enclave itself is ruined, but there's sign of recent activity around the footprints, especially around a handful of archways or doorways that have not crumbled from centuries of disuse.
Aleith|DM: (recent humanoid activity)
Zane: "Borne."
Aleith|DM: The footprints appear to have come from the west, and headed east after wandering about the ruins for a bit.
Chandrasekhar: "Well, we're on the right track."
Garrett: "Oh yeah. The footprints are a dead giveaway, but there's also another kind of 'dead giveaway,' if you get me."
Gerald‘ slowly turns to Chandra, then starts laughing.
Garrett: "(The witchoil.)"
Aleith|DM: Alright. What now?
Phyllis: "So."
Garrett: "Well… I don’t sense her spirit around here… so she didn't get trampled, at least!"
Phyllis: "I doubt Asrabey's anywhere in immediate proximity, but is it safe to presume that he'd leave behind energy attuned to The Dreaming?"
Gerald: "Always good!"
Gerald: "Next enclave on the list, then?"
Garrett: "Follow the destruction, or head back west?"
Garrett‘ takes out a coin.
Garrett` rolled 1d2 and got 2 ( Total: 2 ) for heads, tails
Aleith|DM: West to Akravan, or East to Ruman Terakir?
[OOC] Aleith|DM: *Rumah
Zane: "I’d say east, I think it's faster to get to Rumah from here?"
Chandrasekhar: "if we can't sense Asrabey in one direction or the other…"
Garrett: "Yeah, it's definitely closer. (The coin didn't know that.)"
Phyllis casts Detect Planaer Energy in an effort to feel out anything attuned to The Dreaming here. she knows it's Elfaivar, shut up.
Garrett: "May as well hit things as soon as possible?"
Aleith|DM: Well, the intact doorways and archways seem to be somewhat close to Dreaming energy, but not quite….
Phyllis: "Should we examine these at all?"
Gerald‘ glances between Phyllis and Chandra, shrugs. No idea how that stuff works.
Chandrasekhar pokes his head in through a doorway. Mostly out of curiosity rather than any other reason.
Garrett: "Why, think they could be… dimensional doors or something?"
Aleith|DM: Your head peeks out the other side.
Chandrasekhar: "…might be time-based. Phase of the moon, that sort of thing. Or just no longer functioning."
Garrett: "Can you see anything inside there?" he jokingly calls out.
Chandrasekhar: "Rainbows and unicorns as far as the eye can see."
Gerald: "Unicorns? We better get Ernst outa here then."
Phyllis: "There may be some connection to the other locations, possibly."
Ernst chuckles.
Phyllis: "But it seems like if any of our quarries were here, we’re too late. Eastward, then?"
Chandrasekhar: "Sounds good to me."
Aleith|DM: A couple of days later (Winter 1st), you arrive in Rumah Terakir. An ominous hush hangs over the jungle. Hot winds stir the trees but only a few animals cry or chirp.
Aleith|DM: The first glimpse you have of the city are colossal stone statues of bare-chested warriors that protect the long-since crumbled and flooded docks. Four intact statues stand guard over the river-way entrance, while the ruins of three shattered ones block off portions of the river. In one instance, this has led to a waterfall rushing down over the ruined chest of a toppled and broken statue.
Aleith|DM: Crumbling marble structures and stonework temples are all that remains of the once-proud eladrin city, but some kind of magical force seems to be repelling the jungle from simply reclaiming the ruins like back in Bharat. Massive in size, the surviving city encompasses about 70 square miles.
Gerald: "…Huh."
Zane: "Well then."
Garrett: "Not much living around… but talk about hallowed ground."
Gerald: "It's kind of beautiful."
Aleith|DM: Three temples in the city seem to stand out in particular: One in the centre of the former city, a great stepped pyramid topped by legs of a giant made of stone; A nother built downward into the ground like a twenty-foot-deep inverted step-pyramid with walls covered in wornaway scrpit; and another ominous stone structure that stands out for the lack of any other structures within 100 feet of it plus the large stone slab that covers the entrance.
Phyllis: He could be hiding around. If she has a few spare minutes, she's casting Hunter's Blessing, targetting Asrabey.
Aleith|DM: Phyllis, Ernst: At the boundary of the jungle, you can see faintly visible shimmering that suggests overlapping magical abjurations.
Chandrasekhar is… quiet, even reverent, as they approach the ruins.
Gerald: "What's with the Obelisk?"
Zane‘ purses his lips. "If its safe to go in, I’ll scout it out. Just give me a couple hours."
Phyllis goes closer to inspect the shimmering in more detail, if possible. [Arcana?]
Aleith|DM: Sure.
Garrett‘ shrugs. "Landmark. Holy crossroad-switch."
Garrett: "Really big plinth to scare away wolves."
Phyllis rolled d20+25 and got 14 ( Total: 39.0 )
Gerald: "- What?"
Garrett: "Old wives’ tale."
Gerald: "A…ha."
Aleith|DM: The effects appear to be originating from another plane, but bleeding over to this one. Not quite from the Dreaming, but something…in-between the two planes?
Phyllis: "Curious. I thought this plane -was- between the other two - "
Aleith|DM: At the very least, it seems to be keeping the jungle at bay…as well as the colossus.
Aleith|DM: The footprints seem to circle the magical 'force', as well as toppled and crushed trees nearby many of the footprints.
Phyllis: "The metal between two sheets of glass, the actual reflective part of a mirror. Hm."
Chandrasekhar: "Hmm. Think it came, knocked on the door, left in frustration?"
Phyllis: "Av is more intricate than I imagined, it seems."
Garrett: "'s a good theory, yeah."
Garrett: "Which means we might still yet find people further in."
Zane‘ slips out of the straps of his pack and sets it at the base of a tree before looking up at the sun. "Two hours should do it. Then I’ll come back and we can all go in and have a look around. or I won't come back and something has probably eaten me."
Gerald: "I'm… assuming you know one of the secret handshakes or passcodes that lets us in, Chandra?"
Phyllis: "A barrier to keep out denizens of Av, be it the Dreaming -or- the Bleak Gate."
Chandrasekhar: "Mmmm. I'm afraid they've changed the locks on the doors since I've been home."
Garrett‘ sits at the base of a tree.
Garrett: "Good luck then, Zane…?"
Garrett: "Try not to fall into a magical pit."
Aleith|DM: Alright. From what you’ve heard from Chandrasekhar, the first temple seems to have been devoted to Srasama, Zane. Many pieces of the once-intact statue lay scattered around the temple. The giant torso is broken in twain. The interior of the temple is bare, and the once-elaborate murals containen withing have been burned and broken. Several marks on the walls are graffiti-like gashes that proclaim the religious dogma of the Clergy. Centuries-old discarded weapons and items lie about, bearing sigils and marks revealing them to be implements once used by the Clergy.
Aleith|DM: The second temple seems to be in better shape, but the delicate script ardoning the walls has long since worn away. Perception check?
Zane: !2d0 +15
Zane‘ rolled d20+15 and got 17 ( Total: 32 )
Aleith|DM: You realize there is a second set of script on the walls, illusory script that appears when touched. The illusionary text is a full record of devotional rites to the Seedism deity Ingatan. Modern scholars think of Ingatan asa trickster who traded people fire for stories and then left as homes burnt down. The text presented shows Ingatan in less of a trickster light, but rather as a deity devoted to accumulating knowledge and the importance of memory. It emphasizes that despite his seemingly odd or malicious actions, the deity acts with a long-term plan in mind.
Zane: "Well, well."
Aleith|DM: As for the third temple…A large stone slab covers the entrance.
Phyllis: "Are you in need of a Passwall?"
Aleith|DM: Well, he can always make a Strength (Athletics…?) check to move the slab…
Zane` is going to give it the old college try with [Kord’s Force], first. But maybe.
Zane‘ rolled d20+17 and got 19 ( Total: 36 )
Aleith|DM: Yeah, it doesn’t take much effort for you to move it, apparently…
Aleith|DM: The inside of the temple is plain with only a handful of long rotted animal pelts dangling from the low ceiling. A single brass urn rests in the center of the chamber, raised on a stone plinth.
Zane‘ investigates further.
Aleith|DM: The contents of the urn are a foul red substance that smells like blood.
Zane` frowns. "… Not coagulated. Weird. One for Phyllis and Ernst, I guess." And he’ll head back to the others with a report of what he's found.
Aleith|DM: As you move to leave, a hooded feminine figure that glows faintly blue and appears incorporeal appears before you, holding a shining blue star in its hand.
Aleith|DM: The star materializes into a bastard sword and it asks you, "will you stand against evil, no matter its shape?"
Zane‘ tilts his head. "So I am sworn."
Aleith|DM: It replies, "then arm yourself and prove it," as it moves toward you.
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 32:Zane | 27:Kolyarut |
Aleith|DM: Zane!
Zane` draws his bastard sword and takes a [Full Defense] action, weaving defensively as he spars with the spirit. "I don’t know enough about you to decide if I should strike or not. You may be evil, you may be innocent."
Aleith|DM: The kolyarut appears to be a woman made of wood and flowers.
Kolyarut: "This is a test. You should test your mettle by engaging me in combat with only weapons." [Inevitable Suggestion]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+23 and got 2 ( Total: 25 ) for vs Will
Aleith|DM: Well, you're not compelled to follow that, but…
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 32:Zane | 27:Kolyarut |
Zane‘ laughs. "As you wish." And Zane launches into a blistering offensive flurry of sword cuts. [Brute Stance, MBA]
Zane` rolled d20+23 and got 7 ( Total: 30 )
Aleith|DM: Miss!
Aleith|DM: The kolyarut moves forward, striking you with-and suddenly it’s not a bastard sword, but a club, and your stance is all wrong for parrying the blow. [Versatile Attack]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+27 and got 9 ( Total: 36 ) for CA due to expecting a Bastard Sword
Aleith|DM rolled 2d6+10 and got 4, 1 ( Total: 15.0 )
Aleith|DM: Hitting for 15!
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 32:Zane | 27:Kolyarut |
Zane: "Hah! Clever!" And he drops a dagger into his left hand, changing up his attacks completely as he whirls and cuts at the figure. [MBA]
Zane‘ rolled d20+23 and got 2 ( Total: 25 )
Aleith|DM: She moves to strike again. What weapon are you expecting?
[OOC] Zane: She’s already demonstrated her weapon can be anything, so I'm not expecting anything particular.
Aleith|DM: Then you grant CA each turn.
Aleith|DM: Defending yourself with a dagger, she attacks with the same.
Aleith|DM rolled d20+25 and got 7 ( Total: 32 ) for no CA this time
Aleith|DM rolled 2d4+10 and got 2, 2 ( Total: 14.0 )
Aleith|DM: Hitting for 14.
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 32:Zane | 27:Kolyarut |
Zane` sheathes his bastard sword as she moves in, feinting to the side as he draws the Long Knife from his belt and closes. "This is magnificent!" [MBA]
Zane` rolled d20+23 and got 2 ( Total: 25 )
[OOC] Zane: no luck points in D&D sigh
Aleith|DM: She counters with a shortspear.
Aleith|DM rolled d20+27 and got 9 ( Total: 36 ) for CA
Aleith|DM rolled 2d8+10 and got 4, 7 ( Total: 21.0 )
Aleith|DM: Hitting for 21
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 32:Zane | 27:Kolyarut |
Zane` flicks the dagger back up into its sheathe and engages her with long knife and bare hand. [MBA]
Zane` rolled d20+23 and got 12 ( Total: 35 )
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Zane` does in fact go all-in on the damage boosters.
Zane` rolled 10d6+12 and got 3, 1, 3, 6, 6, 1, 4, 6, 6, 2 ( Total: 50.0 ) for Furious assault, brute dice, attack finesse, assassinate
Also rolled 2d8 and got 1, 6 [Total: 7 (Low), Avg: 3.50]
Also rolled 4d10 and got 9, 10, 3, 10 [Total: 32 (High), Avg: 8.00]
Total: 89.0, Avg: 4.81
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 89!] The kolyarut staggers! Bloodied!
Aleith|DM: She follows up with a battleaxe.
Aleith|DM rolled d20+25 and got 5 ( Total: 30 )
Aleith|DM: Missing!
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 32:Zane | 27:Kolyarut |
Zane` suddenly has his bastard sword in his left hand, re-engaging with a flurry of backhanded slashes. [MBA]
Zane` rolled d20+23 and got 12 ( Total: 35 )
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Zane` rolled 1d10+12 and got 10 ( Total: 22.0 )
Also rolled 2d8 and got 2, 2 [Total: 4 (Low), Avg: 2.00]
Total: 26.0, Avg: 4.67
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 26!
Aleith|DM: The weapon blinks to a longsword, and she returns the favour!
Aleith|DM rolled d20+25 and got 10 ( Total: 35 )
Aleith|DM rolled 2d8+10 and got 5, 7 ( Total: 22.0 )
Aleith|DM: Hitting for 22!
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 32:Zane | 27:Kolyarut |
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 32:Zane | 27:Kolyarut |
[OOC] Zane: sorry had to run out to the car now that jades home
[OOC] Aleith|DM: no problem
Zane` sidesteps and the long knife is gone, both hands resting on the bastard sword. Words flicker on the steel of the blade as it swings, ancient and terrible knowledge. [Ineffebale secrets of death daily, next attack against lowest defense.]
Zane` rolled d20+23 and got 1 ( Total: 24 )
[OOC] Zane: ha!
Aleith|DM: The kolyarut dances back, shooting you with a shortbow.
Aleith|DM rolled d20+25 and got 14 ( Total: 39 )
Aleith|DM rolled 2d6+10 and got 2, 4 ( Total: 16.0 )
Aleith|DM: Hitting for 16
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 32:Zane | 27:Kolyarut |
Zane` gets his arm up between his body and the arrow, and black flame arches back along the path to the kolyarut. [Deathcut Armor Immediate Reaction]
Zane` rolled 2d10+3 and got 9, 10 ( Total: 22.0 )
Zane` then follows up with an arrow of his own.
Zane` rolled d20+22 and got 15 ( Total: 37 )
Aleith|DM: Hit! [KO!]
Kolyarut: "I yield." The bow turns back to a miniature star. She hands it to you. "May the arsenal of Dhebisu serve you well," she states before disappearing.

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