Zg Session 85

The memory ends, light returns, and there's a crackle in the air as the colossus Borne lurches forward, stepping fully out of the Dreaming and into the real world. In a voice as loud as a storm it shouts, "Mother!"
The colossus strides through the river and begins heading for the tower.
Gerald: "…Right, that was a thing…"
Kasvarina: "…we should hurry."
Gerald: "…Actually if it thinks of you as mom I think I just found a WAY better exit strategy than we one he HAD…"
Garrett: "That doesn't guarantee what he does for -us-, but it may be our only shot?"
Gerald: "I reckon 'they're my friends' should keep us in the clear."
Garrett: "Without a featherfall or such, a'int no way we're getting down all these stairs…"
Chandrasekhar: "Let's just keep moving for now and worry about that later."
Garrett: "Yeah, if he -really- wants us he can bend over and scoop us outta the ruins."
Gerald‘ keeps on heading up as the magic allows.
Phyllis keeps on going with Garrett.
Phyllis: Er. Gerald.
Aleith|DM: Nearly 10 minutes of stair-climbing later, the spectre of Olivert Boone, the tiefling gun-for-hire, appears before you.
Zane: "This was a righteous bust, Gerald. Well done."
Gerald: "Maaan. We didn’t even kill you, the local authorities did!"
Garrett: "Hey, I absolutely did -not- kill you."
Boone pulls out his ritual dagger, then stabs himself in the gut with it, screaming in agony as he eviscerates himself. Garrett feels a presence invading his mind-seems he doesn't care about that distinction.
Aleith|DM rolled d20+18 and got 18 ( Total: 36 ) for vs Will
Gerald‘ nods in agreement with Garrett.
Garrett: "I mean I should have, but- ack!"
Garrett, make a Sly Flourish against an ally each round. (save ends)
Aleith|DM rolled d6 and got 2 ( Total: 2 ) for Kasvarina is 6
[OOC] Zane: oh god D:
Aleith|DM: Against Ernst!
[OOC] Garrett: hope someone has off-turn save procs!
[OOC] Garrett: ok but the question is- do I have CA against ernst
Aleith|DM: Nope.
[OOC] Zane: I’m gonna vote no because that like quadruples your damage lol
[OOC] Garrett: and can I use my offhand rhytum blade to cheese it
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: I can use Divine Mettle and let him make a save at +4?
Aleith|DM: Just hit him with your main dagger already
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20+25 and got 6 ( Total: 31 ) for vs AC, good luck better duck
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: Wait nevermind it’s a Minor Action
Aleith|DM: Oh, that barely hits
[OOC] Garrett: I can't tell if his AC is 32 or 31
Aleith|DM: It says 31 on the map at least….
[OOC] Garrett: says 32 on his sheet but here comes the damage
Aleith|DM: Although it seems out of date compared to SKill Comparisons…
Garrett‘ rolled 1d4+25 and got 1 ( Total: 26 ) for vuln 5 cold
Aleith|DM: Saving throw?
Garrett` rolled 1d20 and got 6 ( Total: 6 ) for 10
Aleith|DM: Looks like it just barely missed.
Aleith|DM: Chandra, do you want to grant him a save as your turn comes up?
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: Yes D:
Garrett` rolled 1d20+4 and got 6 ( Total: 10 ) for 10
Aleith|DM: You shake it off. Boone’s ghost disappears.
Zane: "These ghosts are dicks."
Kasvarina nods before continuing cilmbing the stairs.
Aleith|DM: A few minutes later, Kasvarina calls for a brief halt. "There's another memory event here."
Aleith|DM: As before, this memory is shrouded in flickering shadows. The previous Sovereign of Danor gives a report on the status of the Third Yerasol War to Kasvarina and Nicodemus (as always, he's in a new body and smoking). The Sovereign claims that his nation's ships just aren't strong enough to deal with Risuri magic. This worries Kasvarina, since they need Risur to adopt industry if they're going to be able to build the colossus.
Garrett‘ puts a hand on Chandra’s shoulder and sheathes his dagger(s) with his other hand (don't ask). He's using him as a lead while he shakes off the haze.
Aleith|DM: Nicodemus points out that Risur is already building some factories, and that his friends in the Risuri government will raise a stink to guarantee the industry stays out of Slate. That makes Flint the most logical choice. The old witch mountain will keep the fey from meddling, and make it easier to construct the colossus in the Bleak Gate.
Aleith|DM: He apologizes to the Sovereign, and says they got greedy with this war and should have waited. But it's still an excuse to pour a huge amount of money into a steam-powered warship. It just needs to sail one time and sink a few Risuri vessels.
Zane: "…"
Aleith|DM: Kasvarina proposes they hire Risuri mercenaries to steal the ship, and let them get away with it. The Sovereign blanches, not a fan of conspiring against his own country, but Nicodemus just tells him to think about the future as the memory event ends.
Aleith|DM: You feel the tower shudder slightly every so often as the colossus begins climbing the side of the tower.
Garrett: "Fuuuuuuck me, did the story just come full circle? If I see myself in one of these visions, I swear it'll be the best or worst trip I've ever had."
Kasvarina: "You probably would have remembered if we had met at some point before you showed up at Sentosa. The Third Yerasol war, that was something like 45 years ago, wasn't it?"
Zane: "… It's climbing."
Zane‘ blinks, and gets a *really unpleasant* smile. "It’s climbing."
Phyllis: "Zane."
Phyllis: "It's her child."
Garrett: "Ah, I more or less mean… well nevermind. Ob scrying and all."
Gerald: "Kids fucking LOVE climbing, yeah."
Kasvarina: "…let's go. He seems to be climibing rather quickly.
Garrett: "Yeah, climbing. Fingers crossed that he doesn't put a lot of stress on this artifact's magic, more than it's under in this antimagic area."
Zane: "Phyllis. It's a five-hundred foot walking weapon of war. I don't care if it's got the cure to world hunger and a black book full of the hottest women in Elfaivar. We have a job to do."
[OOC] Aleith|DM: three-hundred
[OOC] Zane: sure that
Garrett‘ is fairly recovered now, running up the stairs with renewed vigor.
Aleith|DM: A dozen minutes later, at an elevation of 900 feet, Kasvarina calls for another stop as a memory event appears.
Gerald: "Actually now that I think about it’s kind of weird that it's still working in the antimagic zone. Like, I know a lot of it's mechanic, but there's no way a machine with no magic core could *think*,:
Aleith|DM: Kasvarina explains to Nicodemus and another Sovereign (who borrows a cigarette) what has gone wrong. They'd found the Ancient ziggurat of Avilona on an island in the sky, floating over the domain of some dragon tyrant. Kasvarina and a few researchers flew up to it, unearthed a golden seal, and found a portal to the plane of air.
Garrett‘ slides to a stop and deftly spins about and lies across some magic stairs, to catch his breath a bit.
Aleith|DM: After extensive divinations they attempted to replace the seal with another one and steer the portal to a different plane. That succeeded for only a few moments before some powerful destructive energy blasted outward. Kasvarina and the others fled the island, and nearly died when suddenly their flight magic failed.
Aleith|DM: Two problems are obvious. First, they can’t get back to the floating island to try again, not unless Danor's engineers can use their new steam furnaces to power a mechanical bird. And second, clearly their understanding of the Ancient ritual was flawed. Kavarina thinks they're lucky the damage wasn't worse, and won’t risk testing at the ziggurat of Av until they know more. Nicodemus throws his cigarette away, then curses at Kasvarina for failing.
Zane: "I'm assuming the Danorans have something to do with that, running on the same principles as the malice-wrought weapons."
Aleith|DM: As the memory event fades out, Borne's head peaks above the balcony you're on. "Mother!" The shout isn't as loud as before, but nearly defeaning from the range.
Kasvarina: "…Borne."
Gerald: "Inside voice, man." Gerald rubs at his ears.
Garrett‘ lets out a breath and pulls his feet under him, and stands up.
Zane` leaps backward away from the face.
Chandrasekhar blinks. He doesn’t make any threatening gestures. Just… watches.
Kasvarina: "I need to finish climbing this tower, Borne," she states, hesitatingly.
Borne: "What about them? Didn't they take you away from me?" The voice is still loud, but not deafening.
Phyllis: "That was Grappa. And the other Eladrin."
Borne: "Then what are you doing?"
Garrett: "Escorting her," he says, rather matter-of-factly.
Zane: "Keeping her safe."
Garrett: "Would you care to join us?"
Phyllis: "Undoing what Grappa did. Making her memories whole again."
Aleith|DM: Diplomacy?
Phyllis: Magic works at the moment, right?
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20+19 and got 17 ( Total: 36 ) for do or die
Aleith|DM: it does
Phyllis rolled d20+26 and got 19 ( Total: 45.0 ) for [Suggestion]
Aleith|DM: He still seems a bit wary, but his face becomes a bit less tense.
Borne: "Alright."
Phyllis: "They were her wishes. She’s leading us around."
Garrett: "Well then! Make sure your grip's steady, as we're still heading upwards."
Aleith|DM: The colossus nods, waiting for you to resume climbing the steps before moving again.
Garrett: "…right?" he asks and side-eyes Ksavarina.
Kasvarina: "Right."
Phyllis: "As she wishes."
Garrett: "Right." He nods and continues, much like a duck. Calm on the surface.
Aleith|DM: One-hundred-fifty feet upwards, the ghost of Lorcan Kell appears in front of you. He screams with rage, drawing his machete as he charges at Zane.
Gerald: "Yeah,"
Garrett: "See -that- one was the right call."
Gerald: "That's fair." :
Aleith|DM: Borne reaches up a hand as the balcony below you creaks slightly, and the hand swats through the ghost, dissipating him.
Gerald‘ starts laughing.
Garrett: "…thank you!" he calls out.
Chandrasekhar gives Borne a thumbs-up.
Zane: "I had it under control… but thanks."
Aleith|DM: A few minutes later, Kasvarina pauses for another memory event.
Aleith|DM: The triad meets again, again with a different sovereign. Nicodemus embraces Kasvarina and says he wishes he could have been there, that maybe he could have helped save her daughter. She waits for a moment, then pulls away and reminds him that she long ago forsook grief. If there is a mission, she will have a clear head so she can focus on the future. The dead are in the past.
Aleith|DM: Nicodemus nods, then launches into a bit of a firebrand speech about his studies into skyseer magic, the nature of the planes, and how it is possible to alter reality by altering what planes share the heavens with the world. This goes on for several minutes, but is nothing you haven’t already heard.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: you can take a short rest if need be
Zane: "What is it about this tower, Kasvarina?"
Kasvarina: "What do you mean?"
Garrett‘ hopes Borne didn’t hear that bit about 'the dead are in the past.'
Zane: "This makes three different Danoran kings you've met here. And none of them at convenient altitudes."
Chandrasekhar: "Not likely to get eavesdropped on…?"
Zane: "And its not a particularly comfy venue."
Kasvarina: "Security, it seems like. It's in the middle of Danor, no possibility of being scryed on…"
Kasvarina: "And the higher we go, the longer ago the memories seem to be. This was probably shortly after Laguana died…"
Kasvarina: "Hence, the tower was probably more intact back then."
Zane: "I spose."
Phyllis: "And it's been gradually crumbling over time?"
Phyllis: "I guess it makes sense why the reconstruction has been occurring the higher up we go."
Aleith|DM: At 1300 feet up, Kasvarina begins another memory event.
Phyllis: "What I don't understand is the return of magic to the tower's vicinity."
Aleith|DM: The first sovereign of Danor and the founder of his house, the tiefling Jierre argues with Nicodemus and Kasvarina about whether they're reckless to try to build a nation in this dead magic zone. Smallpox is spreading throughout the land, which used to be a minor concern thanks to the Clergy’s miracles. But now it's killing thousands of people. Jierre's people are fleeing in droves to the east, hoping to reach Clergy lands and be free from the disease.
Aleith|DM: Nicodemus tells Kasvarina to dispatch her husband—Bhalu, is it?—to Drakr, along with a few other eladrin men, with orders to target any Clergy priests performing miracles of healing. Do it quietly, though. All the people in Danor should hear is that there are no miracles to be found in Drakr. In the meanwhile, he'll see if he can dredge up some monsters from the Malice Lands to make the crossing harder.
Aleith|DM: Jierre scoffs, realizing that Nicodemus only sees the problem of fleeing people undermining the nation he wants, rather than the problem of innocents dying. They're still yelling at each other when the memory event fades out.
Zane: "Remember this, Borne. Nicodemus is a very, VERY bad man."
Kasvarina: "…no wonder Bhalu talked about those killings. And that was probably only a small part of what I ordered him to do."
Borne: "Hmmm…"
Aleith|DM: Even that reverberates through your bones a bit.
Aleith|DM: A couple hundred more feet up, the great stairway finally ducks inside the tower, just beneath the uppermost floor. It's nearly pitch black, but any light reflects on a gigantic amethyst set into the ceiling, with a slightly smaller (but still enormous) yellow topaz set into the floor. The walls of the penultimate floor are lined with cages, all empty now. An elegant staircase rises up the inside wall.
Aleith|DM: Flecks of ice cling to the top floor as the moaning wind cuts through it. Statues of saints guard four exit arches which lead onto four separate balconies. Each balcony extends twenty feet out above the landscape of Methia, with only a thin golden railing along the edges. At the end of each is set a platinum loop roughly the size of a normal doorway. Kasvarina walks to the one facing east as the lost arc manifests a memory.
Gerald: "…We've been here before right?"
[OOC] Aleith|DM: You recognize this as the place where you faced off against those spectres in the vision of the Near Future at Ingatan's Refuge.
Zane: "Yeah."
Aleith|DM: Kasvarina steps carefully across the east balcony, which is riven with cracks. Both of the other visible balconies have already collapsed and fallen away, and the tower's walls look unstable. She runs her hand along the platinum loop at the end of her balcony, then turns as she hears Nicodemus and Jierre (younger now) walking up the stairs into the central chamber. The two men are out of breath from the ridiculous climb.
Phyllis: "In a sense."
Aleith|DM: She asks who the man is, and Nicodemus introduces Jierre, the priest who helped them the last time they were here. Jierre sheepishly explains that he was human back then. Ever since he's struggled to rally the people who are left, to drive out the Clergy remnants, and to make this new nation one founded on secularism. Kasvarina responds by drawing her sword and placing it to Jierre's chest.
Aleith|DM: She says they should work together to slay all the Clergy they can. Nicodemus defuses the situation by quoting Vekesh about patience being important for revenge. He explains that the three of them are uniquely positioned to not just kill Clergy followers, but defeat the whole faith, to make a truly better future.
Aleith|DM: Producing three rings from his coat, he hands one to Jierre, one to Kasvarina. Each is carved from stone taken from the base of the tower. He says that he knows what he's planning will make them enemies to half the world, so he found a way to give physical form to the antimagic of Methia. If they wear these rings, none will be able to divine them, and their plans can remain secret. But he also knows from experience that power corrupts, and so he does not want to lead, but to form a council.
Aleith|DM: This is in a way a sacrament that will bond them together. They will be secret to the world, but have no secrets from each other. If one of them recites, 'At Methia, in the Lance of Triegenes, we were founded in secrecy,' he or she will be able to know the location of any other member of the triad, and see what they're doing. He warns them not to let anyone else hear those words, because they'd let others be able to use divinations on them normally.
Aleith|DM: With that basis of absolute trust among the three of them, he asks them to listen to his plan and, if they agree, to join him in taking long, slow revenge against the Clergy and everyone else who would use power to oppress those weaker than them.
Garrett‘ kisses the tips of his fingers. "-Somebody- write that one down!"
Zane: "It’s messy in the pants of Triegenes, we foundered in secrecy."
Zane: "Done and done."
Aleith|DM: The manifested version of Nicodemus skips, flickers with shadows, and another memory-event manifests directly on top of the current one. The memory glows with light, then fades out, then starts again, each time manifesting in a wider and wider area. Finally a wave bursts out in all directions, and for the next few moments the Danoran military panics as the entire city of Methia is restored to how it was five centuries ago.
Gerald: "…Uh."
Gerald: "Wow."
Garrett‘ pauses mid-turn. "…that’s a big one."
Aleith|DM: As the memory begins to take shape, Kasvarina sags and croaks out, "make sure nothing distubs this memory. I need to see this finish." She points explicity at the colossus. "Don't interfere, Borne, no matter what happens!"
Zane‘ moves between Kasvarina and Borne.
Aleith|DM: Kasvarina and the manifestation of Nicodemus stand at the top of the stairs, looking at the swath of floor made of amethyst and topaz. Plate-armoured guards hold them tightly, and another half dozen such guards stand watch by the doors to the balconies. Rich gold lights glow magically behind each of the saint statues. Odd, tinny sounds of distant battle come from the balcony to the east, where a portal looks down at the fields of war outside Alais Primos. Two priests beside it manually adjust sliding, chevron-shaped lock-pieces to keep the portal open.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: Feel free to position yourselves atop the Lance on the table to watch the memory.
[OOC] Zane: ’to watch the memory' uh-huh… *points at eyes, points at Aleiths eyes*
Aleith|DM: In the center of the chamber, an elder priest is directing four young acolytes to assemble the ritual for the sacrament of apotheosis. Entrails and blood of a lion, an eagle, a whale, and a dragon are arranged in a ring across the otherwise pristine floor, and two golden urns sits in the center, one empty, the other filled with a mixture of the animals' blood. Other priests stand in the room's corners, nervously discussing battle plans.
Aleith|DM: One young paladin stands by the ritual, shirtless and proud, openly holding a sword that glows at the crosspiece with the holy symbol of the Clergy god of war.
Aleith|DM: The high priest—bedecked in more gold and enchanted finery than the richest king—turns and claps his hands twice at the sight of Nic and Kasvarina.
Nicodemus curtly tells Kasvarina, "This is Grand Hierarch Silvestri."
Silvestri: "Thank you for coming to witness the Clergy's imminent second Victory. We tested the ritual and found that it does indeed work. I was sorely tempted to just have the two of you executed, but I prefer to let you live as I agreed, so that you can scuttle across the world as pariahs and traitors."
He snaps a finger, and the guards produce chains and manacle Nicodemus and Kasvarina to the wall.
With religious bombast, Silvestri addresses the gathered priests. "With this ritual, any warrior of our faith could become a vessel for a god. With holy sword in hand and blessed devotion guiding him, he could kill a thousand of the heathenous, brown masses."
Silvestri puts his hands on the shoulders of the shirtless paladin. "This man here, he could drive back the beasts from our doorstep. But that, I'm sure, is just what these two hoped for."
Aleith|DM: He nods, and the guards begin kicking Nic and Kasvarina, metal boots drawing blood and dropping the pair to the floor.
Silvestri: "No," he rails, "one does not blindly accept the gift of a fiend. Once, our faith's founder, Triegenes the fisherman-made-divine, used this rite to defeat the Demonocracy. Now the evil within those monsters have found new flesh in the eladrin. Killing a thousand with a holy blade will not purge the world of their apostasy. We must cut out their heart."
He raises a hand, and the kicking and beating stops. [150! It went on for a couple of minutes.]
Zane: "That's… quite a stretch."
Silvestri: "Within the hour, our foes' race will be no more. Bring her."
Chandrasekhar: "(…no.)"
Aleith|DM: Two priests head to the balcony to the south, and they begin adjusting the sliding chevrons around the edge of the platinum portal. It must be some failsafe mechanism to lock the portals down and prevent intruders from coming through. After a few seconds they have the lock open, and on the far side of the portal, a pair of guards hold a battered and bloody young woman.
Phyllis gives Kasvarina a [Healing Word].
[OOC] Aleith|DM: Surge value is 50.
Phyllis rolled 3d6+50 and got 3, 4, 4 ( Total: 61.0 )
Aleith|DM: They step onto the tower and the portal slowly closes behind them as they drag their prisoner and throw her to the floor beside Kasvarina, who gasps and struggles against her chains to reach out.
Kasvarina: "Dala!"
Dala coughs blood, looks up, and reaches out to her mother, but the shirtless paladin grabs her by her leg and drags her into the circle of entrails.
Aleith|DM: Nic and Kasvarina yell for them to stop, but in the span of less than a minute, a Clergy wizard dominates Dala, and the acolytes write the name of Srasama on her flesh with the animal blood. Guards hold down Kasvarina, slit open her palm, and bleed her to fill the second golden urn. [20!] They then feed the blood to the blank-eyed Dala.
Silvestri: "With this sacrament, we bless Dala, daughter of Kasvarina and faithful of the goddess Srasama. Bring forth the form of our enemy so that we might drag her down and sever the bloodline of all who worship beneath her infernal face."
Aleith|DM: One of the acolytes hesitates, looks at Kasvarina with pity, but then looks at everyone surrounding him and casts his eyes down.
Aleith|DM: At the grand hierarch's direction, Dala recites the incantation of the ritual, and then her eyes begint to glow. A flaming six-armed nimbus appears behind her, the aspect of Srasama taking form. Amidst Kasvarina's screams, four guards grab Dala and carry her toward the portal to Alais Primos. She's already growing, and is nearly ten feet tall when they manage to hurl her through the portal. She falls to the earth and her titanic form creates a crater.
Phyllis: "Ernst, do what you can to keep her, um."
Gerald: "We already know she didn't die Phyllis, it'll be okay. This is a memory, remember?"
Aleith|DM: The guards then unloop Nic and Kasvarina’s chains from the wall and pull them to the middle of the balcony. Silvestri stands behind them, forcing them to watch as halfway across the world Dala transforms into the towering goddess, armed with six flaming swords. All throughout, two priests hold the portal open by manipulating the chevron locks.
Garrett: "It's not in the memory I'm worried about."
Phyllis: "But it still affects her!"
Garrett: "Hang in there!" he whistles to Kasvarina! [Majestic Word]
[OOC] Aleith|DM: they got dragged over by the east balcony by the way
Chandrasekhar is pale and nearly shaking.
[OOC] Garrett: surge value+5
Zane‘ is watching the chevron locks sequences and keeping an eye on Borne.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: btw Doman isn’t Healing Word 4d6 at 16? And Majestic Word 3d6+Cha?
Aleith|DM: Silvestri tells another priest to lower the shield over the city to let her in, and then reminds him to have the warriors say her name as they attack. He feigns forgetfulness and leans down beside Kasvarina, asking what her daughter's name was again. She pulls at her chains and tries to bite him. He responds by kicking her, stomping her chest, and holding her to the ground. [10!]
Phyllis rolled d6 and got 2 ( Total: 2 ) for so it is
Garrett‘ rolled 3d6 and got 5, 5, 1 ( Total: 11 ) for hm I thought the cross-class version was a lesser version but appears it isn’t
Aleith|DM: He tells her this is her punishment for the hubris of thinking she could defeat the Clergy. All that will happen to her people is what she would have done to his.
Aleith|DM: Nicodemus tries to bargain and plead, to no avail. But then the acolyte from before steps in behind Silvestri and stabs him with a dagger. The weapon simply skips off his flesh, which is as tough as armor, but it's enough to set off a desperate battle on the balcony between the guards and the acolyte. Apparently others in the chamber had been having doubts as well, and the two factions set upon each other. The two priests holding the portal open hesitate, but don't join the fray.
Aleith|DM: Through the portal the avatar of Srasama leads the amazed and cheering eladrin through the city walls, only to then be struck by arrows and spells and the swords of summoned angels. It takes but a minute for her to sag, fall to the ground, and be set upon by hundreds of humans. She screams, and thousands of other women scream with her.
Aleith|DM: Silvestri is about to crush the traitorous acolyte's head with a mace when the screams distract him and the guards holding Kasvarina and Nicodemus. They rise and body-check the grand hierarch through the balcony railing. He starts to plummet, but catches Kasvarina’s chain. She swings bodily out over the void, arms pulled down by the dangling Silvestri. A guard grabs her legs and tries to pull her back, yelling for help. The priests at the portal step away from their duty. Nicodemus sees his chance, and he leaps through.
Aleith|DM: Just then, an inferno bursts forth from Srasama's wounds, and though it stops at the edge of the portal, when it abates there is no sign of Nicodemus. A moment later the portal's locks slide it shut.
Zane‘ darts forward to catch Kasvarina.
Zane: "I knew you’d be here, Nicodemus."
Kasvarina: "No! Zane, stop!"
Zane: "Like hell. He's right below you, woman."
Aleith|DM: She struggles with the grand hierarch, her eyes growing wide as she sees someone climbing the tower just below her.
Garrett: "Hell, if he's there- think you can get a shot off, Gerald?"
Zane: "A little help here, squad? I'm not fucking around, he's climbing the goddamned wall!"
Garrett: "Make life interesting for him."
Garrett‘ sharply whistles at Boone, and then goes "BOONE!" to get his attention.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: Borne lol
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: Can I run up to him and Commanding Vow him off the edge >_>
Gerald` moves around to the far south, glancing to the west side of the tower.
Aleith|DM: Nicodemus leaps off the wall, into the air. "Well, well, constables."
[OOC] Zane: I'll let Kasvarina hang, but if Nicodemus takes a swing, I'm hauling her out of the way.
Gerald‘ then pulls out his rifle and starting aiming at Nicodemus. "You’re kind of scum, Nico."
Aleith|DM: A couple of priests start pulling up the manifestation of Silvestri, along with Kasvarina.
Aleith|DM: The flesh of Andrei von Recklinghausen was stitched together from several men and empowered through dark magic with unnatural strength and healing ability. Inside that body, however, resides the spirit of Nicodemus.
Aleith|DM: A master of necromancy, Nicodemus has integrated various other spirits into his own form. Four bound spirits glide behind him like the tail of a comet.
Aleith|DM: Borne growls.
Nicodemus: "Ah, Borne. This body may not be familiar to you, but I am Nicodemus. If Alexander Grappa was your father and Kasvarina your mother, then I am the god who said that they should create their child."
Aleith|DM: As Silvestri is pulled back up, he staggers back into the central chamber.
Gerald: "Yeah this definitely sounds like a conversation absolutely no one wants to listen to." Gerald starts firing at Nicodemus.
Aleith|DM: Attack roll?
Gerald‘ rolled d20+24 and got 10 ( Total: 34 )
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Chandrasekhar: "…you are no god. You are a broken man with delusions of grandeur."
Dicebot:// Dice Sides Error: Unable to parse 10r2 in 3d10r2+17
Gerald` rolled 3d10r2+17: 8, 5, (1, 4) [Total: 34.0 (High), Avg and got 5.67
Zane: "Hey, Borne. Remember what I told you."
Nicodemus: "You were raised for one purpose, Borne-" //He snarls as the shot hits. [34!]
"They’re afraid to let you hear what I'm saying!"
Aleith|DM: Borne lets loose a shout.
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 37:Gerald | 31:Zane | 31:Nicodemus | 25:Garrett | 24:Kasvarina | 18:Ernst | 17:Chandrasekhar | 17:Phyllis | 0:Borne |
Zane‘ smiles widely. "Nah. We let him listen to everything you had to say on the way up here."
Phyllis rolled d20+14 and got 13 ( Total: 27.0 ) for 17 or this, whichever's higher
Gerald‘ designates Nicodemus as his [Quarry], centers his mind [Oakskin], then lets off a quick, painful burst of bullets into Nico. [Barbed Arrows].
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+25(1) and got 19 ( Total: 44 )
Also rolled 2#d20+25(2) and got 10 [Total: 35]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 79
Aleith|DM: 2 hits!
Gerald` rolled 4d10r2+17 and got 8, 3, 5, 10 ( Total: 43.0 ) for Weakned (Save Ends: After Effect: 10 ongoing damage)
Also rolled 4d10r2+17 and got 6, 4, 6, (2, 4) [Total: 37.0 (Low), Avg: 5.00]
Also rolled 2d8 and got 4, 8 [Total: 12 (High), Avg: 6.00]
Total: 92.0, Avg: 5.80
Aleith|DM: Zane!
Aleith|DM: Silvestri orders all of the portals reopened so they can see what happened, but then every human in the chamber (well, in the memory-event) bends over at the pain of horns tearing through their skulls and tails growing from their backs.
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 37:Gerald | 31:Ernst | 31:Zane | 31:Nicodemus | 27:Phyllis | 25:Garrett | 24:Kasvarina | 17:Chandrasekhar | 0:Borne |
Zane` pulls a pouch off his belt and hurls it at Nicodemus. It explodes in a cloud of [Insnaity Mist].
Zane` rolled d20+21 and got 12 ( Total: 33 ) for vs Ref
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Phyllis: "I think it’s more, it's rude to interrupt a play as it's going."
Phyllis: "And we're ejecting unruly patrons like yourself."
Phyllis: "Kasvarina wants to see this. Let her do so, uninterrupted."
Phyllis: "Then we can get back to you, for all the ill or good that entails."
Zane‘ rolled 3d10+12 and got 9, 2, 6 ( Total: 29.0 ) for and ongoing 10 psychic (Save Ends). Becomes 15 ongoing on the first failed save.
Also rolled 2d8 and got 6, 2 [Total: 8 (Low), Avg: 4.00]
Total: 37.0, Avg: 5.00
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 37!
Aleith|DM: Ernst!
Ernst tosses a 42 THP shield on Zane and Kas (+21 THP to Ernst). He then makes his way over to Chandra and Phyllis and fires a GMW at Nico.
Ernst rolled 2#d20+27(1) and got 8 ( Total: 35.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+27(2) and got 4 [Total: 31.0 (Low), Avg: 4.00]
Total: 66.0, Avg: 6.00
Aleith|DM: 1 hit!
Ernst rolled 2d8+12 and got 7, 3 ( Total: 22.0 ) for +8 to hit, +4 DMG, Brutal 1 to Chandra/Zane/StockethatItotallySummoned
Nicodemus: "Kasvarina! I’ll give you a chance to come back to me, or you're throwing away five centuries of work, when we're so close to success!" He then sends a spirit towards Gerald to burrow into his mind. [Thoughtseize]
[OOC] Phyllis: to zane or to phyllis?
Aleith|DM rolled d20+23 and got 6 ( Total: 29 ) for vs Will
Aleith|DM: But Gerald shrugs it off.
Gerald: "That probably would have been a more convincing arguement IF YOU DIDN'T ORDER A HIT ON HER LAST DAUGHTER."
[OOC] Aleith|DM: GMW is Phyllis, not Zane, yeah
Gerald: "How the fuck do you watch THIS SCENE and then STILL DO THAT TO HER?"
[OOC] Zane: damn it! :(
Chandrasekhar: "…can you even hear your own words? Or are you so trapped in your own self-righteousness that you've forgotten anyone exists but yourself? I'd rather listen to that crazed Eschatologist."
Phyllis: "What is your notion of success? What kind of world do you want to see?"
Garrett: "We've walked a long, bloody trail leading up to this… amazing, epoch-defining moment."
Aleith|DM: He snaps out a scrolls and reads a spell, conjuring a Wall of Hellfire to block off the east balcony. [Variable Barrier]
Garrett: "The path of deceit and betrayals is a lot clearer when you run it all together like that!"
Aleith|DM: He reaches out a hand as if to manipulate the eastern portal, which suddenly locks up. [Arcane Lock]
Chandrasekhar: "…until I met you face to face, I still believed you were doing the right thing. Or at least that there was a chance."
Aleith|DM: And then floats up and punches at Zane. [AP -> Flurry of Blows, Draining Touch/Hurl]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+25 and got 7 ( Total: 32 )
Zane‘ deflects the blows [Defensive Stance, -1 die to raise my defenses by…]
Zane` rolled 1d6 and got 2 ( Total: 2 )
Aleith|DM rolled d20+23 and got 14 ( Total: 37 ) for vs Ref
Aleith|DM: You ward off the first blow, but he grabs you and hurls you throw the wall of flames.
Aleith|DM rolled 4d8+12,50% and got 1, 5, 7, 6 ( Total: 15.5 )
Aleith|DM: 15 damage from the attack, and 20 fire damage for being thrown into the flames!
Aleith|DM: Phyllis!
Aleith|DM: You can still see through the flames fine.
Phyllis: Line of Effect, too?
Aleith|DM: No problem
Aleith|DM rolled 2#d20+5(1) and got 10 ( Total: 15.0 ) for save vs weakened, ongoing psychic
Also rolled 2#d20+5(2) and got 14 [Total: 19.0 (High), Avg: 14.00]
Total: 34.0, Avg: 12.00
Phyllis conjures visions of frost and snow, of rest and hibernation, of sleep after a weary life long-lived. [Slumber of the Winter Court]
Phyllis rolled d20+33 and got 15 ( Total: 48.0 ) for vs Will
Aleith|DM: Hit!
[OOC] Phyllis: Dazed and Slowed (SE)] with [Unconscious for 1d4 hours] after first failed savings throw. [Orb of Imposition, Amulet of Elegy, Orb of Mental Dominion] give -10 to the first throw, -2 for all subsequent, and roll twice and take lower.
Aleith|DM: Garrett!
Garrett` dramatically points at Nicodemus, and the manifested tower lurches out for him! [The City Comes Alive]
Garrett` rolled 1d20+27 and got 1 ( Total: 28 ) for vs Ref
Phyllis: Welcome to Methia.
Phyllis: "It shouldn’t be but a few seconds. Let the spell take effect."
Kasvarina: "Oh, Nic." She smiles sadly. Under her breath, she whispers a long-forgotten word, and Zane, Garrett, and Phyllis feel the effects of Long-Forgotten Flight taking hold on them. [Fly 12 (hover) for 1 hour]
Kasvarina: "The troubles we've gone through all these years…" She reaches towards him, gently…
…and then slaps him with a hand covered in frost. [Frigid Touch]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+25 and got 14 ( Total: 39 ) for vs Ref
Aleith|DM rolled 2d6+8 and got 2, 5 ( Total: 15.0 ) for Slowed UEoNT
Aleith|DM: And follows up with a stab from her rapier. [Elfaivaran Warcasting]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+27 and got 10 ( Total: 37 )
Aleith|DM rolled 2d6+8 and got 5, 4 ( Total: 17.0 )
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 15!] [17!
Kasvarina: "I will do everything in my power to stop you now!"
Aleith|DM: She takes a step away, glancing at the wall of flames and towards the central chamber.
Chandrasekhar: "Have you remembered anything that'd stop his ability to body hop?" He frowns.
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar!
Nicodemus: "Borne, my child! Stop them and we can bring Kasvarina back with us!"
Phyllis: "She'd go willingly with him, I'm sure."
Phyllis: "She wants nothing more to do with you, however."
Kasvarina shakes her head, "even if his spectral form dies, he comes back in a few days."
Zane: "That is *incredibly* obnoxious."
Gerald: "…Did we ever figure out WHAT he is out of curiosity?"
Chandrasekhar: "Tch."
Phyllis: "No earthly idea."
Chandrasekhar moves in, standing right in front of the flames, and howls like the God of Vengeance that, if his people ever had, they have long since forsaken. He's pulled into the flames. [Knight's Defiance]
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+24 and got 9 ( Total: 33 ) for vs. AC
Aleith|DM: Miss! [20 fire damage!] as he enters the flames!
Aleith|DM: Borne raises his right fist up high. Ernst and Phyllis have a bad feeling about where he's aiming… [Crushing Fist, goes off next round at the start of Borne's turn]
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 37:Gerald | 31:Ernst | 31:Zane | 31:Nicodemus | 27:Phyllis | 25:Garrett | 24:Kasvarina | 17:Chandrasekhar | 0:Borne |
Aleith|DM: Gerald!
Gerald: "…Oh your fucking God he put overrides inside the giant metal man."
Phyllis: "Are you sure?"
Gerald: "Can you think of any other reason he's winding up to smash the shit out of you than that?"
Gerald‘ moves back into the tower and [Waits to See what happens with Nicodemus.
Phyllis: "Free will? We only met Borne a few moments ago."
Gerald: "Ah yeah, he’s just DEFINITELY going to decide to help some random asshole he's never met kill his mom's bodyguards. That makes sense."
Aleith|DM: Ernst! Zane!
Zane‘ gestures like a stage magician, and he is suddenly holding an obsidian karambit dagger glistening with venom. He pivots and slams the blade into Nicodemus’s chest, shoving him backward off the tower ledge. [Greenblood Oil, Poison Dagger. Brute Stance, -1 combat die for Push 2 if I hit]
Zane‘ rolled d20+24 and got 16 ( Total: 40 ) for vs AC
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Zane` rolled 1d4+12 and got 1 ( Total: 13.0 ) for cant regain HP (save ends), -4 to first save
Also rolled 2d8 and got 8, 3 [Total: 11 (High), Avg: 5.50]
Total: 24.0, Avg: 4.00
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 24!
Zane` knocks his ass clean off the tower.
Aleith|DM: He hovers in the air.
[OOC] Zane: Oh wait +10 more, I forgot that greenblood oil actually has a +10 poison damage component :D
Zane` then moves to the other side of Kasvarina.
Aleith|DM: Ernst?
Ernst moves forward and shoots Nicodemus. He also tosses a 42 HP heal on Kas. [Magic Weapon]
Ernst rolled 2#d20+21(1) and got 20 ( Total: 41.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+21(2) and got 8 [Total: 29.0 (Low), Avg: 8.00]
Total: 70.0, Avg: 14.00
[OOC] Phyllis: don’t .. shoot him
[OOC] Ernst: Oh
[OOC] Ernst: Nvm then
[OOC] Aleith|DM: You can delay a tick if you want
[OOC] Ernst: Sure
Nicodemus: "Damn you all," he snarls. He rips apart one of the bound spirits, and all conditions affecting him end. [Übergeist]
Phyllis: "Of course it couldn't be that easy."
Phyllis: "I've got more spells than you've got spirits, I'm sure."
Zane: "I've still got more poisons, too."
Garrett: "I haven't even gotten a hit off!"
Aleith|DM: He draws a handful of glass vials and smashes them across the area. Clouds of green vapor fill the air, and when you inhale a whiff the world starts to bend at the edges of your vision. [Nightmare Ampoules]
[OOC] Aleith|DM: Adjacent creatures in the zone have concealment. Creatures separated by one or more squares have total concealment. Whenever a creature enters or ends its turn in the area, it takes 10 poison damage and must make a saving throw. If it fails, it is blinded until the end of its next turn.
Aleith|DM: He floats up beside Zane and sends another Flurry of Blows at him.
Aleith|DM rolled d20+25 and got 9 ( Total: 34.0 ) for 2nd vs Ref
d20+23: 11 [Total: 34.0 (High), Avg: 11.00]
Total: 68.0, Avg: 10.00
Aleith|DM rolled 4d6+14 and got 3, 1, 3, 1 ( Total: 22.0 )
Zane‘ is in the wrong stance to parry that first one sadly
Gerald` is in the right stance to deflect it though!!!
Gerald` [Disruptive Shot]
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+24(1) and got 6 ( Total: 30 )
Also rolled 2#d20+24(2) and got 6 [Total: 30]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 60
Aleith|DM: Hitting Zane for 14! Where your skin and his touch, the chill of the grave suffuses your flesh. [Zane takes a cumulative -1 penalty to attack rolls, saves, and skill or ability checks until the end of the encounter. If this penalty exceeds the target’s level, the target dies.]
[OOC] Gerald: GOD DAMMIT I even used the shotgun for double rolls
Aleith|DM: Ernst!
[OOC] Zane: say what OK then >:|
Ernst rolled 1d8+12 and got 1 ( Total: 13.0 ) for Magic weapon from earlier
[OOC] Aleith|DM: It’s maxed for 20
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 20!
Aleith|DM: Reeling a bit, he makes a flicking gesture as if tossing away a cigarette, and thick black smoke surrounds him. [Obscured by Smoke]
[OOC] Aleith|DM: All negative effects affecting Nicodemus end and he gains an action point. Smoke fills close burst 5, lasting until the end of Nicodemus’s next turn. This smoke provides total concealment.
Gerald‘ frowns.
Aleith|DM: Gerald!
Gerald: "Inconvenient. Ernst lay some of that greater magic weapon on me ASAP." Gerald moves into the tower, sighing louder before letting off as Biting Volley if he’s relying on luck anyway.
Gerald‘ rolled 2#d20+19(1) and got 2 ( Total: 21 ) for vs ref, crit 18+
Also rolled 2#d20+19(2) and got 4 [Total: 23]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 44
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+19(1) and got 18 ( Total: 37 ) for vs ref, crit 18+
Also rolled 2#d20+19(2) and got 15 [Total: 34]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 71
Gerald` rolled 5d6+40 and got 2, 6, 6, 3, 5 ( Total: 62 )
[OOC] Gerald: +6 more from autofire
[OOC] Aleith|DM: And +8 from Punishing Eye
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 76!
Aleith|DM: Phyllis!
Phyllis scoots south before Borne can squash her, then hits Nicodemus with [Illusory Ambush].
Phyllis rolled d20+26 and got 18 ( Total: 44.0 ) for vs Will
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Phyllis rolled d6+23 and got 1 ( Total: 24.0 ) for already counting eye in this, -6 tohit (-6 to first, -2 to subsequent)
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 24!
Aleith|DM: Garrett!
Garrett` glides across the air into the smoke, guided by a pointing mage hand and the all-seeing eye. He cuts at Nico’s legs- [Low Slash]
Garrett‘ rolled 1d20+27 and got 1 ( Total: 28 ) for vs Ref
Aleith|DM: Miss!
[OOC] Garrett: sec
[OOC] Zane: * Hachi removes that d20 from the table and replaces it with a fresh one
Garrett` grits his teeth and unleashes a flurry of strikes! [Circling Predator]
Garrett` rolled 1d20+27 and got 11 ( Total: 38 ) for vs AC
Aleith|DM: Hit!
[OOC] Phyllis: also, Mage hand for CA
Garrett` rolled 1d4+30 and got 3 ( Total: 33 ) for including eye, applies vuln 5 cold
Also rolled 3d8 and got 4, 3, 4 [Total: 11]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 44
Garrett` rolled 1d20+27 and got 5 ( Total: 32 ) for vs AC
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 44!
Aleith|DM: Miss!
Garrett` narrows his eyes and darts quickly about- [Feinting Flurry]
Garrett` rolled 1d20+27 and got 6 ( Total: 33 ) for vs Will
Aleith|DM: Miss!
Aleith|DM: Kasvarina sends a blast of lighting crackling from the tip of her rapier crackling at Nicodemus. [Lightning Blade]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+25 and got 13 ( Total: 38 ) for vs Ref
Aleith|DM rolled 5d6+21 and got 1, 2, 1, 4, 1 ( Total: 30.0 ) for includes Eye
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 30 lighting damage!
Aleith|DM: Kasvarina sighs, running through the fire and the poison to continue the memory event, grabbing a sword off of one of the stunned now-tiefling guards. [20! 10!]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+0 and got 7 ( Total: 7 )
Aleith|DM: Borne’s fist lands.
Aleith|DM: Cracking the stone but not much else.
[OOC] Zane: how much damage would that have done, out of idle curiosity
Gerald: "C'mon big guy! Get ahold of yourself!"
[OOC] Phyllis: chunky salsa damage
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: eww
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 100, half on miss
[OOC] Zane: fucking lol
Aleith|DM: Borne glares, and a spirits from its witchoil-fueled engine fly out! [Spirit Cascade, no windup]
Aleith|DM rolled 6#d20+23(1) and got 10 ( Total: 33.0 ) for vs Fort, Chandrasekhar, Ernst, Phyllis, Zane, Stocke, Nicodemus
Also rolled 6#d20+23(2) and got 14 [Total: 37.0 (High), Avg: 14.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+23(3) and got 18 [Total: 41.0 (High), Avg: 18.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+23(4) and got 14 [Total: 37.0 (High), Avg: 14.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+23(5) and got 4 [Total: 27.0 (Low), Avg: 4.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+23(6) and got 9 [Total: 32.0 (Low), Avg: 9.00]
Total: 207.0, Avg: 11.50
Aleith|DM rolled 3d12+10 and got 11, 12, 6 ( Total: 39.0 )
[OOC] Zane: that's a ranged attack right…?
Aleith|DM: area burst 2
Aleith|DM: Not ranged
Gerald: "I mean, good on you for hitting Nico this time but try and AVOID the others next time!"
[OOC] Zane: sigh
Aleith|DM: 39 necrotic damage and Weakened [SE] to everyone but Stocke! Nicodemus regains a bound spirit!
Gerald‘ lowers the damage against Phyllis some. [Defensive Volley] [-13]
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 31:Zane | 31:Nicodemus | 30:Ernst | 30:Gerald | 27:Phyllis | 25:Garrett | 24:Kasvarina | 17:Chandrasekhar | 0:Borne |
Aleith|DM: Zane!
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar!
Aleith|DM: whoops
[OOC] Zane: which is it lol
[OOC] Aleith|DM: I skipped Teak D:
[OOC] Phyllis: chandra wouldn’t be weakened yet
[OOC] Aleith|DM: nope
Chandrasekhar flies around the wall of fire and slams his sword into his shield! [Astral Thunder]
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+21 and got 20 ( Total: 41 )
Aleith|DM: Crit!
Chandrasekhar rolled 2d8+24 and got 1, 5 ( Total: 30 ) for I think this crit damage is right, UEONT -3 attack penalty
Chandrasekhar rolled 4d6+24 and got 2, 3, 2, 5 ( Total: 36 ) for whoops
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 36!
[OOC] Aleith|DM: okay and now Borne blasts a bunch of peopel with trapped spirits
Aleith|DM: Zane!
Zane‘ gestures and the Arsenal of Dhebisu flickers into the shape of a sword, then he starts driving Nidocemus around with a series of furious blows… [Brute Stance, Arsenal MBA (shifting Nicodemus 1 and -1 die for push 2 if I hit, possible AP incoming]
Zane` rolled d20+26 and got 17 ( Total: 43 ) for thank you CA
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 21!
[OOC] Garrett: I don’t think that's teh damage
[OOC] Aleith|DM: oh whoops
Zane‘ feints and spinkicks Nicodemus in the face, hurling him into the wall of flame [-1 combat die, push 2, suck 20 damage], then advances on him like a hunting predator [Shift, AP -> MBA -1 die for another push if I hit)
Zane` rolled d20+24 and got 20 ( Total: 44 )
[OOC] Zane: sadly I am weakened, so I am not actually going ham on this crit :(
Zane` feints again, this time slamming a vicious elbow into Nicodemus face and sending him reeling out of the wall of flames out over the edge of the tower again! [push 2 again]
Aleith|DM: That’s not how a push works
Aleith|DM: Has to be away from you, otherwise it's a slide
[OOC] Zane: slide 1 with arsenal first, then it is away!
[OOC] Aleith|DM: D:
[OOC] Aleith|DM: and through another square of fire isn't it
[OOC] Zane: yes ^_^
Zane‘ rolled 1d10+20 and got 8 ( Total: 28.0 )
Also rolled 2d8 and got 5, 7 [Total: 12 (High), Avg: 6.00]
Total: 40.0, Avg: 6.67
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 14! 20 fire!
Aleith|DM: After the first attack, Nicodemus screams! His body hits the floor, but his spirit comes free! [Exorcism]
Zane` rolled 4d12+40 and got 8, 11, 9, 11 ( Total: 79.0 ) for RADIANT ON CRIT MOTHERFUCKER
Aleith|DM: He’s now [Insubstantial]
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 19!
Aleith|DM: And another [20 fire!]
Aleith|DM: I guess I don't need to use a spirit to remove Weakened. [All conditions end, and he gains another action point]
Chandrasekhar: "What the…"
Zane: "I sent you a present!"
Nicodemus: "I rather liked that body." Cinders trail his hands as his spirit body engages Chandrasekhar in close combat. [Philosophical Fist x2]
Aleith|DM rolled 2#d20+25(1) and got 18 ( Total: 43.0 ) for vs Ref
Also rolled 2#d20+25(2) and got 1 [Total: 26.0 (Min), Avg: 1.00]
Total: 69.0, Avg: 9.50
Aleith|DM rolled 2d6+14 and got 2, 6 ( Total: 22.0 )
Aleith|DM: 22 damage and ongoing 20 fire damage (SE) for Chandrasekhar!
Aleith|DM: He flies away from Teak [OA] and then grasps at Phyllis with his spectral hand. [Bind Spirit]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+23 and got 4 ( Total: 27 ) for vs Will
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+24 and got 14 ( Total: 38 ) for MBA I think?
Aleith|DM: Yeah. Hit!
Phyllis gives him a flat star.
Phyllis: Stare.
Chandrasekhar rolled d8+9 and got 4 ( Total: 13 ) for I think technically this inflicts him with Divine Sanction /before he targets Phyllis/ and thus Sanction fires? B)
[OOC] Phyllis: Teak Is Good At D&D
[16] radiant damage, suck my diiiiick
[OOC] Aleith|DM: No your MBA is Virtuous Strike
[OOC] Aleith|DM: Vuln 3 radiant which doesn't stack, and +2 to saving throws USoNT for you which is mostly useless atm
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: SHIT. Okay I need to fix my fucking shit I thought I'd done that.
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: Carry on then. >_>
[OOC] Zane: sometimes an MBA is just an MBA…?
[OOC] Aleith|DM: yes lol
Aleith|DM: He sends another spirit at Gerald. [AP -> Thoughtseize]
[OOC] Aleith|DM: OA from Phyllis???
Aleith|DM rolled d20+23 and got 5 ( Total: 28 ) for vs Will
Aleith|DM: Ernst!
[OOC] Phyllis: i'm not gonna bother, i have like … a -1 mod
Gerald: "Alright Ernst lets light this motherfucker up."
Ernst makes his way towards Gerald with Stocke in tow. "This has gone on long enough, yeah."
Gerald‘ starts flipping switches on his blaster while staring down Nicodemus.
Ernst then tosses Gerald a [Lightning Sigil - +9 DMG for the entire encounter per attack. Can dismiss this buff on any attack to daze a target Ueont], a Fleeting Dweomer [+6 Cold damage for the encounter, each crit inflicts 10 ongoing cold damage (save ends)] and APs for a [Magic Weapon] on Nico.
Ernst doesn’t actually magic weapon. He AP's and moves the eye since that does more damage. (+21 total, some cold, some lightning, some psychic)
Ernst apparently fires a [Siphon Fate] at Nicodemus instead of the Lightning Sigil.
Ernst rolled 2#d20+23(1) and got 3 ( Total: 26.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+23(2) and got 18 [Total: 41.0 (High), Avg: 18.00]
Total: 67.0, Avg: 10.50
Aleith|DM: 1 hit!
Ernst rolled d8+12 and got 2 ( Total: 14.0 ) for Nico gets -2 to attack rolls/AC/WIL/REF/FOR. Gerald gets +3 to all defenses and +6 to hit.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: +6 for the first attack, +5 for the rest, right?
[OOC] Ernst: No. +7 for the first
[OOC] Aleith|DM: D:
Gerald‘ places both hands firmly on his blaster before pulling down on the trigger hard and not releasing it until the gun starts humming dengerously, letting off a near solid bear of bright white light which slams into Nicodemus repeatedly. [AP] [Confounding Arrows] [Pounding Barrage]
[OOC] Ernst: Hmm. No you’re right
Gerald‘ rolled 2#d20+34(1) and got 18 ( Total: 52 ) for can only miss on a one
Also rolled 2#d20+34(2) and got 2 [Total: 36]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 88
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+35(1) and got 3 ( Total: 38 ) for CA on the other two hits
Also rolled 2#d20+35(2) and got 5 [Total: 40]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 78
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+35(1) and got 16 ( Total: 51 ) for CA on the other two hits
Also rolled 2#d20+35(2) and got 19 [Total: 54]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 105
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: was gonna laugh really hard if that was snake eyes
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+32(1) and got 9 ( Total: 41 )
Also rolled 2#d20+32(2) and got 14 [Total: 46]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 87
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+32(1) and got 14 ( Total: 46 )
Also rolled 2#d20+32(2) and got 19 [Total: 51]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 97
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+32(1) and got 9 ( Total: 41 )
Also rolled 2#d20+32(2) and got 3 [Total: 35]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 76
Gerald` rolled 20d8+174 and got 6, 3, 7, 4, 1, 4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 8, 4, 3, 4, 8, 3, 7, 6, 3, 7 ( Total: 270 ) for force damage obliterates the insubstantial target
Also rolled 6d10 and got 5, 6, 5, 8, 3, 6 [Total: 33]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 303
Gerald` rolled 2d8 and got 2, 7 ( Total: 9 ) for bonuses for hitting everything just for funsies
d6: 6 [Total: 6]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 15
[OOC] Gerald: and another 36 from eye so… 354 total. :)
Nicodemus’s ghostly spirit slowly burns up from his extremities, much like the pages of a book set aflame, or the cherry of a cigarette turning to ash. He sags and tries to put on a mocking smile, but then spams with pain and manages to yell, "You, the Clergy, all of you! You keep trying to kill me! But you can't kill an idea." Then he
Aleith|DM: burns away.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: KO!
Gerald: "WANNA BET?"
Ernst rubs his forehead. "Already gone, Gerald."
Zane: "Nice shooting, rookies."
Phyllis: "Didn't I say as such in our first venture into the Crypta?"
Chandrasekhar: "…that was satisfying, Gerald."
Aleith|DM: Kasvarina coughs as she finishes off the memory event, sword from a guard in hand, crudely decapitating Silvestri.
Zane‘ drags Andrei out of the fire.
Garrett` watches Borne carefully.
Aleith|DM: Borne stops attacking, confused.
Zane: "And I didn’t have to kill this guy. Makes me happy, I like his dad."
Gerald: "You back big guy?"
Aleith|DM: Borne grunts, non-committedly.
Garrett: "Your aim is a little off… or too good… one of those."
Kasvarina: "We'll see you at the bottom, Borne. Can you start climbing down now?"
Zane‘ rifles through the unconscious bodies pockets, tossing a magic stone over the edge. "Fuck *that* thing, for sure."
Borne: "…Alright."
Garrett` skates back to ’solid' land.
Aleith|DM: Kasvarina walks down to the south portal. "I'm supposed to go east, but I don't want to go through the flames again.
Phyllis: "Wait. I thought that priest's skin was hardened."
Aleith|DM: The lights in the tower flicker and die, the stones begin to creak, and the central gems crack.
Gerald: "So uhhh."
Kasvarina: "Magic's already beginning to die here. And it took some effort."
Gerald: "How long until you can cast that flight spell again?"
Zane: "Will your flight spell let us get down safe or am I going the old-fashioned way?"
Kasvarina starts shifting the chevron locks on the portal. The image (of Sid Minos) flickers. "Let's try the portal."
Kasvarina: "I don't think the Arc is going to last much longer."
Gerald: "Also fine."
Zane: "Ahaha…"
Phyllis: "Let's."
Zane‘ starts shifting the locks with her.
Garrett: "This is definitely one of those theory-now-into-practice situations, huh…?"
Gerald` runs over and jumps through once it’s good, blaster still at the ready.
Aleith|DM: The locks resist a bit, so it takes 15 seconds before the portal fully activates, though the image of the other side flickers, between the past, present day, and no image.
Zane: "Borne's probably gonna be pissed we ran off and left him."
Kasvarina: "I'll go last-I don't want to know what would happen to you if the Arc left the area before you."
Zane: "I do. But in an abstract way, not a practical demonstration way."
Phyllis: "If something happens, you have Borne with you at least, yes?"
Zane‘ ducks through when the image is present day
Kasvarina: "Maybe. I think he’s still more inclined to listen to Nic if he shows up again."
Zane` still carrying Andrei
Chandrasekhar ducks through. This is scary :(
Aleith|DM: As you all step through the portal, you realize this is no normal teleportation, as the world gushes color and jagged leaves slice their skin. Then you land in an unfamiliar forest. Kasvarina is nowhere to be seen.
Zane: "… FUCK."
Gerald` spins around with his shotgun behind him and his rifle in front of him while trying to get his barings.
Aleith|DM: As you get your bearings, you hear pipes and fiddles playing a jaunty but unmistakably militant tune. Through the woods in one direction you spy cavorting figures coming your way. Then from the opposite side, guttural wooping and the beating of wooden drums marks the approach of a second force.
Aleith|DM: A pixie swoops past you, and it shouts to the drummers, "Here they are! Attack!"

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