Zg Session 98

Winter 57, 501 AOV
Aleith|DM: It's been a couple of weeks since the world changed. Garrett Woodson has been declared as the new King of Risur, with Aodhan Lesterman serving as Acting Regent in his stead while dealing with the new state of the world and the Fey Titans. He's travelled around a bit, making himself known to the masses in Flint, Slate, and recently Bole before meeting back up with you. Back in Flint, Thames Grimlsey has been set up as Governor.
Aleith|DM: Meanwhile, in Bole, you've been gathering information about the Fey Titans encroaching on the lands around it, while foiling the plans of two agents of the Voice of Rot. Chandrasekhar and Zane went to check on the Titan, but found the zigguratt buried in the High Bayou, and the titan wasn't to be found. However, they did find the spirit of a long-dead orc druid, Toteth Topec, who helped design the original Axis Seal ritual.
Aleith|DM: The main facts they got from him were:
Zane swaps to R: Fire before heading out for damn sure lol
Aleith|DM: - They needed to find eight safe worlds to link to, worlds that didn’t have hostile forces that could invade. Orcs did all the hard work fighting invaders, and he’s kind of disappointed that humans ended up taking over most of the world.
Aleith|DM: - They needed a proper balance of energies – air, earth, fire, water, life, death, space, and time. A bad mix could have made the world uninhabitable or completely stolen free will. It took them years to find the right worlds, because they had to journey to each on foot. It was easier to travel between planes back then; kids these days wouldn’t appreciate it.
Aleith|DM: - The golden seal itself linked the world to a star. Back in his day, you see, there wasn’t a sun. He came up with the idea of having one. Well, alright, he saw it on another plane and thought it was a good idea. It kept the monsters away for half the day.
Aleith|DM: Also, he shares the recipe for a long-forgotten orc beverage: the margarita.
Zane is drinking one right now in fact. "Man… this is really good."
Gerald: "I don't get why you put salt on the glass, though…"
Aleith|DM: Forest fires have been lighting up all across the Antwalk Thicket, and slowly getting closer to Bole, even after the ancient sigils have started to be fixed.
Phyllis: "I don't get why there's anything else other than the main alcoholic spirit."
Phyllis: It is … diluted. "
Zane: "Flavor, you misreable ignoramuses."
Zane looks at the spreading fires. "We need to find the center point of this."
Phyllis: "Not the trajectory?"
Gerald‘ pulls out a map and marks all the spots that they have information on, at least.
Gerald: "If we’re looking at all the spots we have reports on…"
Aleith|DM: It seems to be roughly spreading out in a ring, as Barnaby Krist first told you back in Flint at the Thinking Man's tavern.
Zane shrugs at Phyllis. "I think the wolf is at the center of it all, Ursino."
Phyllis: "We can look there first, at least."
Ernst: "Can't say I have much experience in tracking, Titans or otherwise so I'll leave it you your expertise."
[OOC] Ernst: *to your
Aleith|DM: The spot where Barnaby mentioned running into that over-sized Smouldering Wolf is close to the approximate centre of the ring.
Gerald: "Hmm. Yeah, seems like a good bet."
Zane: "My nose is useless in all this smoke. Let's go to where Barnaby saw the wolf, and if its missing we'll search from there."
Aleith|DM: In the early afternoon, you're about twenty miles east of Bole when you get to a town. The map says it's Muleshoe, population ~4,000. It lies in a valley clearing, surrounded on all sides by forest. The forest fire is encroaching on the town as you arrive.
Aleith|DM: Many have fled the forest into Bole, but townsfolk plead for help to fight the fires and evacuate those too weak to make the long journey. Lumberjacks are desperately trying to clear the trees nearest the town, and the forest fire is almost upon them.
Zane looks at the town. At the approaching fire. There's really no question he's going to help.
Garrett feels a surge of power. [a +8 bonus to all defenses and attack rolls, and saving throws; a +9 bonus to Strength-, Dexterity-, and Constitution-based checks; regeneration 40 in addition to the normal regeneration 10 the monarch always has; and can interact with the titan as if he were also gargantuan.]
Phyllis turns to her ritual book, still uncertain if she's fully re-mastered its contents, but at least she has Control Weather.
Chandrasekhar will be right there with Zane, obviously.
Aleith|DM: Smoke from the forest fire wafts through the town, providing concealment to creatures beyond 60 feet, and total concealment beyond 120 feet, though the general shapes of trees can still be seen when backlit by the forest fire.
Phyllis: "Do you think we could use some rain?"
Zane: "I think we could use a lot of rain, Ursinho."
Gerald‘ pulls some goggles down over his eyes, and a bandana over his mouth. "Yup."
Phyllis: "Or snow, I guess, given this time of year."
Aleith|DM: Risuri winters tend to get a lot more rain than snow, due to the climate, but it’s still possible.
Zane: "Don't Phyllis it, just give us water."
Zane winks.
Phyllis: Rains' preferable. Still, 1,800 GP worth of residuum, an hour, and an incantation.
Aleith|DM: But you don't have time to cast the ritual right now. Howling can be heard from from nearby the town.
Aleith|DM: A lot of howling.
Phyllis: - Or that.
Phyllis: "That sounds like it would require some more immediate investigating. The rain would take an hour."
Zane rolls his shoulders. "Ah. First a dance, then a drink."
Gerald: "I'm gunna go kill some wolves."
Gerald‘ adjusts his guns slung over his shoulder and begins moving in.
Chandrasekhar: "They know we’re here." He's smiling.
Ernst follows Gerald.
Phyllis looks at her half-orc companion. "So … with these wolves, don't Zane it. Try to actually hit them on the first try."
Gerald‘ pauses for a second, realizing he has a method of transportaiton much quicker than walking, then teleports to the top of the tallest building he can see.
Zane laughs. "Spoil all my fun."
Ernst sighs before flying after Gerald. "You do know I can only do that once a day, right?"
Phyllis: "If you can’t take the heat."
Zane grins widely. "Oh I think I'll be OK…"
Gerald‘ then starts looking around from his vantage point.
Aleith|DM: You catch sight of large wolves in the smoke at the edge of your vision, 60 feet away.
Aleith|DM: They seem to be keeping just out of sight for the moment
Zane smiles and the arsenal unfolds into a shortbow a split second before he starts raking the wolves with arrows.
Zane: "Don’t be shy, I brought plenty for all of you!"
Ernst takes aim with his carbine. If they're shooting already… may as well get the gun on them.
Gerald: "Ah…"
Aleith|DM: They're hard to hit through the smoke (-2 attack due to concealment)
Gerald: "You poor stupid wolves and your unfamiliarity with the relentless march of progress." Gerald starts getting a bead on one of the wolves with his scoped rifle.
Ernst rolled d20+29 and got 7 ( Total: 36.0 ) for Magic Weapon w/ the -2 dis is my free hit
Aleith|DM: But as the first few bullets and arrows fly, a voice seems to come from all directions, as if from the roaring forest fire itself.
Ash Wolf: "Risur has slain my child. Burnt my home. By the old rites, I demand blood and flesh."
Gerald: "Come a little closer and I'll spill all the blood you've got."
Zane: "Come and get it."
Phyllis: "Risur slew your child?"
Chandrasekhar straightens up, draws his sword. "If you're strong enough, Ash Wolf, I invite you to all the flesh you can rend." His mask shines even in the smoke.
Phyllis: "That's an odd claim. Is that why you started these fires?"
Ernst starts to count the wolves before frowning.
Aleith|DM rolled d12 and got 10 ( Total: 10 )
Aleith|DM: You hit Wolf J, Ernst!
Ernst rolled 2d8+16 and got 4, 5 ( Total: 25.0 ) for +5 to hit +5 dmg brutal 1 for Gerald. -1 AC for the wolf >.>
Phyllis rolled d20+20 and got 5 ( Total: 25.0 ) for init
Ernst rolled 1d100 and got 60 ( Total: 60 ) for init
[OOC] Aleith|DM: that's a 12…?
[OOC] Ernst: Yase
[OOC] Aleith|DM: which is what you rolled anyway
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 43:Ash Wolf | 38:Gerald | 37:Ernst | 36:Phyllis | 36:Sm. Wolves IJKL | 33:Chandrasekhar | 28:Zane | 26:Sm. Wolves EFGH | 24:Sm. Wolves ABCD |
Aleith|DM: Zane and Gerald can make one attack roll each as well to start off with
Aleith|DM: as a sort-of surprise round
Zane rolled d20+27 and got 10 ( Total: 37 )
Aleith|DM rolled d7 and got 7 ( Total: 7 )
Gerald: "Oh there's one behind us," Gerald toss his rifle back over his shoulder with one hand, as he draws his shotgun with the other and fires into Ernst' target.
Zane rolled 5d8+16 and got 2, 6, 2, 8, 8 ( Total: 42.0 ) for Wolf D
Gerald‘ rolled 2#d20+34(1) and got 2 ( Total: 36 )
Also rolled 2#d20+34(2) and got 9 [Total: 43]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 79
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+34(1) and got 13 ( Total: 47 )
Aleith|DM: Misses Wolf D!
Also rolled 2#d20+34(2) and got 12 [Total: 46]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 93
[OOC] Aleith|DM: Pack Bond: +10 to attack rolls and defences
[OOC] Gerald: mine was vs J if it matters…?
Aleith|DM: Hits!
Gerald` rolled 5d8r1+17: 5, (1, 3), 3, 2, 4 [Total: 34.0 (Low), Avg and got 3.40
Also rolled 5d8r1+17 and got (1, 3), 6, 6, 8, 4 [Total: 44.0 (High), Avg: 5.40]
Total: 78.0, Avg: 4.40
Aleith|DM: The wolf briefly ignites in flames, but the second bullet takes it down! [KO!]
Gerald: "They do somethin’ stupid when bloodied!"
[OOC] Zane: Wolf D takes 42 and then dies, btw. [Death Attack]
[OOC] Aleith|DM: miss due to +10 defences
[OOC] Zane: what the hell when did it get that >:E
[OOC] Aleith|DM: since always
[OOC] Ernst: Boss buff hax
Aleith|DM: You hear an incredibly loud howl as the wolf goes down. A vortex like a tornado spirals up from the forest fire, then arcs and falls upon the house Ernst and Gerald are standing on. [Firestorm]
Aleith|DM rolled 2#d20+34(1) and got 15 ( Total: 49.0 ) for vs Reflex
Also rolled 2#d20+34(2) and got 11 [Total: 45.0 (High), Avg: 11.00]
Total: 94.0, Avg: 13.00
Aleith|DM rolled 5d8+50 and got 5, 8, 8, 7, 7 ( Total: 85.0 )
Gerald: "Grah!"
Aleith|DM: The flames engulf you both for 85 fire damage!
Aleith|DM: The firestorm continues roaring. [Creatures that enter or end their turn in the zone take 20 fire damage.]
Ernst: "So…. if they all explode like that I think we might want to take down the pack leader."
Aleith|DM: Unseen in the inferno he howls, louder than the roaring forest fire, and despite the oppressive heat you feel a chill of primordial dread in your veins. Then he’s upon you, sprinting faster than any creature of his titanic size should move. [Hunting Surge]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+36 and got 11 ( Total: 47 ) for Vs Chandrasekhar
Gerald: "No that was the GIANT FUCKING WOLF that just stepped out of the whirlwind of fire, try and keep up."
Aleith|DM rolled 10d8+100 and got 8, 2, 2, 5, 3, 6, 3, 3, 5, 4 ( Total: 141.0 )
Gerald‘ lessens the impact a little…? [Deflection] [-19]
Aleith|DM: 141 damage to Chandrasekhar, and he’s knocked prone and grabbed.
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 43:Ash Wolf | 38:Gerald | 37:Ernst | 36:Phyllis | 36:Sm. Wolves IJKL | 33:Chandrasekhar | 31:Garrett | 28:Zane | 26:Sm. Wolves EFGH | 24:Sm. Wolves ABCD |
Aleith|DM: Gerald!
Ash Wolf: "Risur is starting the fires, not I, nor my children!"
Gerald‘ teleports out of the flames [Step of Morning Mist], turns on his [Oak Skin], then lays into Ash Wolf with some [Barbed Arrows].
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+34(1) and got 5 ( Total: 39 )
Also rolled 2#d20+34(2) and got 2 [Total: 36]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 75
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+34(1) and got 12 ( Total: 46 )
Also rolled 2#d20+34(2) and got 8 [Total: 42]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 88
Aleith|DM: Misses! 1 hit!
Zane: "Wait you didn’t start these fires? Right here around this town?"
Chandrasekhar hits the ground with a VERY loud thud. Manages, brokenly: "-which- where? Flying Risur's flag-"
Ash Wolf: "Nay."
Zane: "…"
Gerald‘ rolled 2d8r1+25: 5, (1, 8) [Total: 38.0 (High), Avg: 6.50] - Weakened (SE). After Effect and got 10
Gerald: "It sure LOOKS like you set a bunch of fires them moved in to eat a lot of people!"
Chandrasekhar slams his fist into the ground.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 38!
Aleith|DM: Ernst!
Phyllis: "The firestorm just a few yards behind us aside - you’re not responsible for the origin of this greater pattern."
Aleith|DM: He glances at Phyllis for a second, but then turns away. "No. The ones who did this slew one of my pups."
Chandrasekhar: "-/we/ are Risur- Risur has enemies. We share-" -a long, wet, indrawn breath. "-those enemies. Who…? When. Where." It's all he can muster. The Wolf took his boast seriously, the least he can do is stay conscious.
Zane: "Huh."
Ernst flies to another building before dropping down Stocke. He heals himself before pausing unsure if they were shootin' or talkin'.
Phyllis: "Agents of the Voice of Rot were performing similar acts of sabotage in other towns. It could very well be one of our own, turned to his cause."
Phyllis: "With the intent to set us against each other."
Chandrasekhar: "…hasten the end."
Aleith|DM: Phyllis?
Phyllis sheathes her blade and closes her tome. "If what you say is true, then it seems we have a common enemy. If you will view us as separate from the true culprits - Risur does not move in a singular pack, like you do. We are less unified. We will find them and bring them to justice."
[OOC] Phyllis: Suggestion, Diplomacy
Aleith|DM: +5 due to rational, +5 due to Kelland's Book
Phyllis rolled d20+48 and got 5 ( Total: 53.0 ) for on top of the arcana substitution from suggestion? okay then
Aleith|DM: Yeah, I'll allow it.
Aleith|DM: He seems distrustful, but his growling quiets a bit.
Phyllis holds out her open hands. [End of Turn] "I was planning to change the weather here to rain to allow this town some respite."
Aleith|DM: He steps back a bit. "My child there. Can you heal him?" He motions towards the one behind the house engulfed in flames.
Gerald: "I'm pretty sure I didn't hit the heart or head so it should be fixable."
Phyllis: "He'll be okay." [Eschatologist] "Ernst. Chandra. Attend to him."
Ernst sighs before floating down to fix up the wolf.
Aleith|DM: The flames burning the house begin to die down.
Chandrasekhar has been struggling his way to his feet, but once he makes it there he trudges wolfwards.
Ash Wolf: "I will give you one day before I resume the hunt to find them."
Ernst: "How generous."
Zane: "Well, we did solve Rock Rackus' murder in a day…"
Ash Wolf: "I cannot seem to track down the killers, but I will show you my fallen pup, and where they were found."
Ernst just tosses an infusion to bring it back to over 1 HP. Quick and easy.
Chandrasekhar: "If we are what we claim to be, a day is all it will take us. And if we are not, may the Titans smite us where we stand." He coughs, bleeds. Takes a moment to restore himself once the wolf is going to be okay.
Phyllis nods.
Ernst spends one of his healing surges topping himself off while he's at it.
Phyllis: "Lead the way, and I'm sure a combination of divination and investigation will uncover this."
Gerald‘ makes his way down from the rooftops.
Aleith|DM: The ash wolf shows you to a cave 20 miles away. It seems to be his den.
Ernst gives his last infusion to Chandra. [+58 HP]
Gerald: "So… you can’t track the culprits? No smells or anything at all?"
Aleith|DM: The body of the smouldering wolf is lying on its side, smoke pouring out of various wounds.
Ash Wolf: "Nay. They appear to be using magic to cover their tracks, and even I can't defeat it."
Zane helps Chandrasekhar to his feet and supports him with a shoulder under his arm. "(Tiny gods, man. I can't believe you survived that.)"
Phyllis turns to Garrett. "Are you able to commune with the pup's spirit?"
Chandrasekhar: "(I do not _die_, Mr. Bieito.)"
Aleith|DM: It was a couple of weeks ago.
Chandrasekhar kneels next to the corpse, carefully. His mask is a polished mirror, after all. He turns it, this way and that. "Where are you, spirit?"
Aleith|DM: Heal check?
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+21 and got 7 ( Total: 28 )
Aleith|DM: The wounds are odd, they're not caused by anything common among Risuri weaponry.
Zane will take a look. Unusual weapons are sort of his speciality.
Ernst rolled d20+19 and got 17 ( Total: 36.0 )
Zane handles the body respectfully, almost reverently, one hunter to another.
Aleith|DM: Between Zane and Ernst, you can determine that the weapons were made of obsidian and radiated an extreme amount of heat.
Phyllis: Is it possible to perform Object Reading on a corpse? Or is that a dubious distinction?
Zane frowns. "That… Hm. This slicing pattern here? And here… I've seen them before. When I was testing that obsidian knife I'd made for fighting Quital."
Aleith|DM: It seems more like it was a much larger curved blade.
Phyllis: "That's from a knife? ( - you had an obsidian knife to use against quital?)"
Gerald: "Obsidian blade…? That's pretty abnormal."
Chandrasekhar: "Obsidian. Who uses that in this day and age? What symbolic meaning would it have?" He glances up at Phyllis.
Zane: "It's a pretty distinct cutting pattern, because of the way thta obsidian flakes to make its edges. But no, whatever did this was a lot bigger than a knife."
Aleith|DM: A corpse counts as an object, yes.
Zane smiles at Phyllis. "(Of course I did. I couldn't very well trust steel, could I?)"
Phyllis: Garrett can probably view events that way, then? Of the time of death.
Aleith|DM: Hmmm. With Psychic History?
Phyllis: "Fair point. This still doesn't seem of either Risuri or Danorian design." Maybe she can recall some useful history of other societies?
Phyllis: Yeah.
Aleith|DM: He sees a vision of a couple of creatures the colour of flames, wielding black scimitars and looking somewhat like humanoid snakes, seeming to laugh as they slither away from the dead wolf.
Zane: "Hot obsidian. Really hot. The cuts are partially cauterized."
Gerald: "Who the hell goes after a fire primal with fire weapony?"
Phyllis: "… well, the good news for us is that the perpetrators aren't from Risur. Or from this plane, even."
Aleith|DM: The Ash Wolf can have one of his Smouldering Wolves show you the location where the body was found.
Phyllis: "With the borders between planes having weakened, your pup's killers are from Jiese, the plane of fire."
Phyllis: "(No wonder the Ancients imposed that five minute limit.)"
Phyllis: Take us there, then?
Ash Wolf: "Then find them, and bring them to justice for me. We can discuss what happens after that."
Gerald: "So… some NEW off-world assholes?"
Gerald: "That might get kind of tricky."
Zane: "At least these aren't psychic brainpires."
Gerald‘ nods in agreement.
Gerald: "Though those things are pretty easy to kill now that we know how they work."
Aleith|DM: The wolf shows you to the site. There’s signs that the body was here, and the wolves that found it, but nothing else. It's a small forest clearing otherwise, the trees around it burned.
Aleith|DM: It's not too far from where that hunter ran into another one of the wolves.
Phyllis: I suppose the obvious next step here is [Detect Planar Energy: Jiese]
Phyllis: Assuming we've been exposed to that energy. Tricky, that.
Zane rubs his chin. "There's got to be some sort of sign. These things didn't just up and vanish into thin air. … Did they?"
Gerald: "They may very well have."
Gerald: "That's basically what used to happen when moving between the bleak gate or the fey lands, right?"
Aleith|DM: Oh Hmm, one of the lanterns at the top of the Governor's Keep DID have Jiese energy…
Aleith|DM: So, yes, yes you have.
Aleith|DM: There's a trail to the northeast.
Phyllis peruses her tome for a few minutes and points. "They blazed a trail that way."
Aleith|DM: After a couple of miles, you find a swath of forest that seems to burning perpetually, despite a lack of useable fuel.
Aleith|DM: The trail goes into it.
Gerald: "This is dumb."
Phyllis: "What part of it?"
Phyllis: "I mean, yes. But still."
Gerald: "The part where it's still on fire, even though everything combustable is gone or not actually on fire inexplicably."
Zane: "Jiese."
Gerald‘ heads on in, grumbling to himself.
Chandrasekhar: "That’s what happens when you're connected to the plane of fire, I imagine."
Gerald: "I don't like it."
Aleith|DM: Stealth checks.
Gerald‘ rolled d20+25 and got 4 ( Total: 29 )
Phyllis rolled d20+12 and got 18 ( Total: 30.0 )
Zane rolled d20+27 and got 15 ( Total: 42 )
Aleith|DM: You spot some plated fire worms called thoqqua roaming the woods as you follow the trail. You have a feeling they’re like an early warning system.
Aleith|DM: You can avoid them if you like, or take them out from a distance.
Gerald‘ gives Zane a questioning look.
Aleith|DM: Either way, you get to the centre of the burning woods without much effort. There, in a large clearing, you find another zigguratt…made entirely of brass. Two falcion-wielding salamanders guard the entrance.
Zane is on that, yeah. He isn’t even using the Arsenal, just plain arrows that silently slay the works and then burn away leaving no evidence.
Gerald: "Uugh."
Gerald: "Another zigguratt. This place is really easy to hate."
Zane: "It's a classic architecture design. Easy for early societies to use without advanced construction techniques."
Gerald: "Nothing good ever comes out of a zigguratt."
Gerald: "Anyway."
Zane: "Good thing we're going in then, instead."
Phyllis: "On your signal, I suppose."
Aleith|DM: The heat is severe, amongst the ever-burning trees.
Gerald: "Do you want to word at those assholes in front, Phyllis, or are we going in shooting? I'm tired of standing in all this fire."
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 38:Gerald | 37:Ernst | 36:Phyllis | 35:Dervish D | 33:Chandrasekhar | 29:Dervish A | 28:Zane | 25:Dervish C | 23:Dervish B | 15:Vizier |
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 33:Dervish A | 28:Ernst | 28:Zane | 25:Gerald | 25:Phyllis | 24:Dervish C | 23:Dervish B | 22:Vizier | 18:Dervish D | 17:Chandrasekhar |
[OOC] Aleith|DM: didn't re-roll for the first one
Phyllis rolled d20+20 and got 9 ( Total: 29.0 )
Ernst rolled d20+25 and got 10 ( Total: 35.0 )
Aleith|DM: Surprise Round!
Phyllis: "They're invaders and our country has a pact to honor with the Ash Wolf."
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 35:Ernst | 29:Phyllis | 28:Zane | 25:Gerald | 17:Chandrasekhar |
Aleith|DM: Ernst!
Aleith|DM: One standard action only.
Gerald: "I'm just sayin', you talk at our enemies a lot."
Phyllis: "When they're deserving of it."
Phyllis: "Or when we're massively outmatched."
Phyllis: "Our encounter with the Ash Wolf was both."
Phyllis: "These seem neigher."
[OOC] Phyllis: … Neither.
Gerald: "I could take 'em."
Ernst fires off a vanilla magic weapon for the surprise round at A.
Ernst rolled 2#d20+31(1) and got 15 ( Total: 46.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+31(2) and got 14 [Total: 45.0 (High), Avg: 14.00]
Total: 91.0, Avg: 14.50
Aleith|DM: Hits!
Ernst rolled 5d8+19 and got 5, 1, 6, 2, 8 ( Total: 41.0 ) for +5 to hit, +5 dmg brutal 1 to all
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 41!
Aleith|DM: Phyllis!
Phyllis follows up with an [Illusory Ambush] at A.
Phyllis rolled d20+32 and got 5 ( Total: 37.0 ) for vs will unless that really only applies to Weapon attacks
Phyllis rolled 2d6+29 and got 5, 4 ( Total: 38.0 )
[OOC] Phyllis: +5 more damage if MW applies to that
[OOC] Phyllis: -6 tohit first attack, -2 subsequent UEoPNT!
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 43!
Aleith|DM: Zane!
Zane slips through the trees and aims at the other salamander, drawing his bow back to maximum flex before letting fly. [RBA]
Zane rolled d20+29 and got 4 ( Total: 33 )
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Zane rolled 6d8+16 and got 5, 1, 7, 8, 5, 1 ( Total: 43.0 ) for Attack Finesse, Furious Assault, Assassin Strike
Also rolled 6d10 and got 2, 3, 10, 10, 10, 8 [Total: 43 (High), Avg: 7.17]
Total: 86.0, Avg: 5.83
[OOC] Zane: It dies
Aleith|DM: Yes. Yes it does. [KO!]
Aleith|DM: Gerald?
Gerald‘ rolled 4d20 and got 9, 15, 18, 4 ( Total: 46 ) for it’s dead if a single one of these rolls is above 1
Aleith|DM: Yeah. Yeah. [KO!]
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar!
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: Is… anything… still alive
Aleith|DM: no
Aleith|DM: not that's visible anyway
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: am I supposed to see a map
Aleith|DM: No
Chandrasekhar moves north. Vanguard! >_>
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 35:Ernst | 29:Phyllis | 28:Zane | 25:Gerald | 24:Dervish C | 22:Vizier | 18:Dervish D | 17:Chandrasekhar |
Aleith|DM: Ernst, Phyllis, Zane, Gerald?
Ernst drops down Stocke before sending it into the desert.
Aleith|DM: You see stairs leading down into the ziggurat
Zane also moves forward, stealthily, an arrow ready on his string. [Silent Stalker, ready action to shoot the first enemy that comes into range]
Gerald‘ moves up after their healer who thinks he wants to be in the front all the sudden.
Ernst sent Stocke first!
Phyllis moves twice.
Phyllis: "Second verse, same as the first, I suppose."
Aleith|DM: Another dervish moves out of the ruin-
Stocke bleep bloops at it.
Chandrasekhar: "Lining up for us. How convenient."
Aleith|DM: It seems a bit confused as it exits the temple, barely spotting Stocke before Zane’s arrow comes flying towards it.
Zane rolled d20+35 and got 11 ( Total: 46 )
Zane rolled 5d8+16 and got 3, 1, 8, 6, 4 ( Total: 38.0 )
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 38!
Aleith|DM: The dervish snarls, slashing out with its scimitar and tail at Stocke before slithering over to Ernst and slashing at him. [Dervish Dance]
Aleith|DM rolled 3#d20+24(1) and got 8 ( Total: 32.0 )
Also rolled 3#d20+24(2) and got 11 [Total: 35.0 (High), Avg: 11.00]
Also rolled 3#d20+24(3) and got 14 [Total: 38.0 (High), Avg: 14.00]
Total: 105.0, Avg: 11.00
Ernst dodges all of them…?
Aleith|DM: …yes.
Gerald: "Hey were either of you four the ones that murder the fire wolf?"
Gerald‘ pauses, then repeats that in Ancient.
Aleith|DM: A salamander holding a brass rod emerges from the ziggurat, slithering past Stocke before creating a ball of fire in his hand. He shapes it into a spear, then sends it flying at Gerald. [Ruby Lance]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+25 and got 5 ( Total: 30 )
Gerald` tilts his head to the side.
Ernst: "Is it the heat waves?"
Ernst: "Because their aim sucks."
Aleith|DM: Another Dervise slithers past Stocke, striking at it all three times. [Dervish Dance]
Aleith|DM rolled 3#d20+24(1) and got 11 ( Total: 35.0 )
Also rolled 3#d20+24(2) and got 1 [Total: 25.0 (Min), Avg: 1.00]
Also rolled 3#d20+24(3) and got 2 [Total: 26.0 (Low), Avg: 2.00]
Total: 86.0, Avg: 4.67
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar!
Stocke dodges all 3.
Chandrasekhar charges and challenges the Salamander Vizier. [Virtuous Strike] [Divine Challenge]
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+31 and got 13 ( Total: 44 ) for vs. AC
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Chandrasekhar rolled 2d8+12 and got 2, 5 ( Total: 19 ) for radiant, vuln radiant 5 UEONT
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 19!
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 35:Ernst | 29:Phyllis | 25:Gerald | 24:Zane | 24:Dervish C | 22:Vizier | 18:Dervish D | 17:Chandrasekhar |
Aleith|DM: Ernst!
Ernst fires off a [Siphon Fate] at D and the Vizer before unloading a [Magic Weapon] into the Vizer.
Ernst rolled 4#d20+29(1) and got 16 ( Total: 45.0 )
Also rolled 4#d20+29(2) and got 5 [Total: 34.0 (Low), Avg: 5.00]
Also rolled 4#d20+29(3) and got 8 [Total: 37.0 (Low), Avg: 8.00]
Also rolled 4#d20+29(4) and got 9 [Total: 38.0 (Low), Avg: 9.00]
Also rolled 2#d20+31(1) and got 19 [Total: 50.0 (High), Avg: 19.00]
Also rolled 2#d20+31(2) and got 10 [Total: 41.0 (Low), Avg: 10.00]
Total: 245.0, Avg: 11.17
Aleith|DM: All hits! 1 crit on MW!
Ernst rolled 4d8+19 and got 2, 4, 1, 1 ( Total: 27.0 ) for To both Siphon Fate targets. -2 to attack rolls and defenses. Zane gets +3 to all defenses and +6 to hit.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 27!] [27! Bloodied!
[OOC] Ernst: 59 - MW , Gerald gets +5 to hit, +5 dmg, Brutal 1
[OOC] Aleith|DM: KO!
Aleith|DM: Phyllis!
Phyllis: In Ancient: "{Our civiliation has books written to entertain. Not all of it is good. There is a term we have to describe poorly written, unbelievable villains, who are evil for the sake of it. They are ridiculous.}"
Phyllis: "{They are known as puppy-kickers.}"
[OOC] Phyllis: Mesmeric Hold
[OOC] Ernst: Oh. Zane wasn’t within 5 squares. Uhh… Chandra gets +3 to all defenses and +6 to hit? >.>
Phyllis rolled 2#d20+27(1) and got 3 ( Total: 30.0 ) for vs will
Also rolled 2#d20+27(2) and got 9 [Total: 36.0 (Low), Avg: 9.00]
Total: 66.0, Avg: 6.00
[OOC] Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar isn't within 5 squares of you either
Phyllis rolled 2d6+26 and got 2, 2 ( Total: 30.0 ) for psychic damage, immobilized UEoPNT
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 30! Bloodied!] [30! Bloodied!
Aleith|DM: Gerald!
Aleith|DM: They don't seem to understand you, Phyllis.
Phyllis shrugs at Gerald.
Phyllis: "I could understand their tongue if I heard it or saw some writing. Or if they happen to speak Common or primordial."
Aleith|DM: They shout something back at you, but it's not a language you recognize.
Gerald‘ [Quarry]s both, then starts twin shotting one…
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+34(1) and got 16 ( Total: 50 )
Also rolled 2#d20+34(2) and got 14 [Total: 48]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 98
Gerald` rolled 5d8r1+25: 2, 7, (1, 7), 3, 6 [Total: 50.0 (High), Avg and got 5.00
Gerald` then the other.
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+34(1) and got 13 ( Total: 47 )
Also rolled 2#d20+34(2) and got 13 [Total: 47]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 94
Gerald` rolled 8d8r1+25 and got 7, 5, 4, 5, 8, 8, 8, 7 ( Total: 77.0 )
[OOC] Aleith|DM: KO! * 2!
Aleith|DM: …there doesn’t seem to be anymore nearby.
Gerald: "What? Oh right, magic."
Phyllis: "… not that I think it'll do much good."
Gerald‘ heads on up to the door and pokes his head inside.
Aleith|DM: The interior looks similar to the Ziggurat of Apet you were in before, aside from being made of solid brass. That, and the random walls of flame.
Gerald: "So you got some kind of spell for protection from flames or…?"
Phyllis: "I literally just replaced it with another spell in my spellbook."
Phyllis: "Here I was, thinking, ’Wow, I NEVER use this.'"
Phyllis: "Lo and behold."
Gerald: "Hah."
Ernst: "The life of a wizard, no doubt."
Phyllis: "Its replacement is a more general-purpose elemental countermeasure spell. But that's only good for myself."
Gerald: "Fucking Ziggurats."
Gerald: "Oh well cover your face as you jump through I guess."
Ernst: "Did we want to just let Stocke set off the traps as we move through the east sections or…?"
Ernst: "They had a wind up time if I recall."
Gerald: "Oh yeah, he's a lot more sturdy now too."
Zane: "Mm." He wanders over to try and get a read on how badly the fire will hurt.
Aleith|DM: 20 fire damage for passing through it.
Phyllis: "We can also go around. Reshape the walls."
Phyllis: "Either through Garrett's powers or through my rituals."
Ernst: "There are a lot of flames here, that would be advised."
Gerald: "…Ohhh yeeeeaaaaaah that's a thing Garrett can do!"
Aleith|DM: Garrett senses a couple of salamanders to the west, and about a dozen humans in a pit between them. The east paths seem empty within his range.
Ernst: "Prisoners…?"
Gerald: "Seems like."
Ernst: "May as well save them first. They should be able to at least communicate with us."
Gerald: "Yeah."
Garrett makes a path through the wall, around the flames and into room 2. There's more wall of flame blocking the doors, and a dervish in front of each as well. You can see a dozen roughly-treated humans in the pit between them.
Aleith|DM: Getting the drop on them, the salamanders go down quickly.
Gerald: "So… how long ya'll been here?"
Aleith|DM: The answer averages about 1 week.
Aleith|DM: The 'burning creatures' captured them, when they didn't outright kill them, and have been sporting with them.
Zane: "Sporting with you? What, they didnt kill you originally so they could kill you later?"
Aleith|DM: It's hard to know for sure since they couldn't understand them.
Phyllis just emits a low growl, clearly annoyed with the interlopers.
Phyllis: "Where are you from? We can probably assist you in returning after we investigate the rest of the area."
Aleith|DM: They're from towns and villages in the Antwalk Thicket nearby.
Aleith|DM: Though at this point most of them would rather just flee to Bole.
Phyllis: "These snake people angered the Ash Wolf, too. That's probably wise."
Phyllis: "Anyway. Shall we continue?" She points north.
Zane: "Probably should, yeah."
Aleith|DM: After Garrett gets the people out of the pit, he creates walkways across the room and then a path through to the smaller room on the other side of the door.
Aleith|DM: Inside, you find another map room, this one in better condition than the one from Apet's ziggurat. Aside from this one, it indicates 2 other locations, one in NE Crisyllir, and the other off the southeast coast of Ber, between the coast and Isla dola Focas.
Aleith|DM: There's also several tiny firegem carvings of salamanders on the walls here.
Gerald: "I'm going to be deeply unhappy if we need to go into an underwater ziggurat…"
Chandrasekhar: "Didn't we survive an underwater ambush in one of our first missions together? It'll be fine."
Aleith|DM: Garrett senses 4 salamanders on the other side of the wall to the north, and 2 more salamanders in what was the portal room in Apet's to the east.
Phyllis: "We already visited that seal, yes."
Gerald: "Well yes. I'm just not going to enjoy it in the slightest."
Zane: "Hm…" He takes notes of the two new locations and tucks the papers away.
Gerald: "…Get the larger group out of the way? Bet they'll never expect us coming through the wall from behind, heh."
Zane: "That's mean. I like it."
Phyllis: "Same."
Aleith|DM: Garrett opens up a 10-foot corridor between the two rooms…
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 42:Ernst | 39:Gerald | 33:Chandrasekhar | 28:Phyllis | 28:Zane |
Aleith|DM: Ernst!
Ernst cocks his shotgun before firing at the Sultans back. "Surprise." [Magic Weapon]
Ernst rolled 2#d20+31(1) and got 20 ( Total: 51.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+31(2) and got 9 [Total: 40.0 (Low), Avg: 9.00]
Total: 91.0, Avg: 14.50
Aleith|DM: Crit and hit!
[OOC] Ernst: 59 - Everyone gets +5 to hit, +5 dmg, Brutal 1
Gerald‘ opens up a [Manticore Volley] into the Sultan.
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+36(1) and got 7 ( Total: 43 )
Also rolled 2#d20+36(2) and got 9 [Total: 45]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 88
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+36(1) and got 14 ( Total: 50 )
Also rolled 2#d20+36(2) and got 4 [Total: 40]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 90
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+36(1) and got 17 ( Total: 53 )
Also rolled 2#d20+36(2) and got 17 [Total: 53]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 106
Phyllis rolled d20+20 and got 2 ( Total: 22.0 ) for danger sense :E
[OOC] Phyllis: or not.
Gerald` rolled 15d8r1+75: 6, 4, 8, 7, 2, 2, 4, (1, 7), 5, (1, 4), (1, 5), 5, (1, 3), 5, 7 [Total: 149.0 (High), Avg and got 4.93
Gerald` rolled 2d8r1 and got 2, 5 ( Total: 7 ) for forgot the +2[W]
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 59! 156! 24!] [24!] [24!
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar!
Aleith|DM: The sultan snarls with surprise! Bloodied!
Chandrasekhar teleports into the middle of all of them, issues a [Call of Challenge] then hits them all with [Astral Thunder]!
[OOC] Aleith|DM: one action, not 3
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: oh balls
[OOC] Aleith|DM: You can charge the sultan or Vision of the Fall
Chandrasekhar charges the Sultan, then. For the Ash Wolf, for Risur’s glory, for Lanjyr!
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+31 and got 1 ( Total: 32 )
Aleith|DM: Phyllis!
Phyllis speaks, and compels the crowd to fight amongst themselves. Turn against the sultan! Strike out at your subject! [Mass Charm] Viziers B and C strike the sultan, the sultan strikes B.
[OOC] Zane: for cryin' out loud!
Phyllis: MBAs.
Phyllis: Again, there's no attack roll, this just … happens.
Aleith|DM: Both viziers swing their rod at the Sultan…
Aleith|DM rolled 2#d20+24(1) and got 9 ( Total: 33.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+24(2) and got 12 [Total: 36.0 (High), Avg: 12.00]
Total: 69.0, Avg: 10.50
Aleith|DM: And he swings his halberd at B…
Aleith|DM rolled d20+26 and got 2 ( Total: 28 )
Aleith|DM: All missing.
Phyllis stares in disbelief.
Aleith|DM: Zane!
Zane unleashes a rapid flurry of arrows at the shocked Salamanders. [RBA, 2 combat dice to make the attack Burst 1]
Chandrasekhar: "They're not very good at this."
Zane rolled 3#1d20+31(1) and got 10 ( Total: 41.0 ) for Sultan, vizier B, vizier C
Also rolled 3#1d20+31(2) and got 12 [Total: 43.0 (High), Avg: 12.00]
Also rolled 3#1d20+31(3) and got 6 [Total: 37.0 (Low), Avg: 6.00]
Total: 121.0, Avg: 9.33
Aleith|DM: Hits!
Zane rolled 5d8+16 and got 5, 7, 3, 6, 7 ( Total: 44.0 )
Zane rolled 6d10 and got 1, 2, 7, 7, 4, 8 ( Total: 29 ) for assassin strike on the sultan as well.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 63!] [KO!] [KO!
Zane: "Its OK, Ursinho. They Zane'd it so I didn't have to."
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 42:Ernst | 39:Gerald | 34:Kuyler | 33:Chandrasekhar | 28:Phyllis | 28:Zane | 12:Vizier A |
Aleith|DM: Ernst!
Ernst drops down Stocke, has it fire a GMW and then Ernst finishes it off with a [Prismatic Strike]
[OOC] Ernst: AP
Ernst rolled 2#d20+34(1) and got 11 ( Total: 45.0 ) for GMW
Also rolled 2#d20+34(2) and got 15 [Total: 49.0 (High), Avg: 15.00]
Total: 94.0, Avg: 13.00
Aleith|DM: Hits!
Ernst rolled 5d8+19 and got 6, 8, 2, 2, 6 ( Total: 43.0 ) for +9 to hit, +5 dmg, brutal 1 to Ernst, Gerald, Zane
Ernst rolled 6#d20+38(1) and got 7 ( Total: 45.0 ) for Prismatic Strike
Also rolled 6#d20+38(2) and got 1 [Total: 39.0 (Min), Avg: 1.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+38(3) and got 17 [Total: 55.0 (High), Avg: 17.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+38(4) and got 3 [Total: 41.0 (Low), Avg: 3.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+38(5) and got 10 [Total: 48.0 (Low), Avg: 10.00]
Also rolled 6#d20+38(6) and got 8 [Total: 46.0 (Low), Avg: 8.00]
Total: 274.0, Avg: 7.67
Aleith|DM: 1 hit!
Aleith|DM: Against all 3 defences!
[OOC] Ernst: Oh right
Ernst rolled d8+25 and got 5 ( Total: 30.0 )
d8+25: 6 [Total: 31.0 (High), Avg: 6.00]
d8+25: 5 [Total: 30.0 (High), Avg: 5.00]
Total: 91.0, Avg: 5.33
[OOC] Ernst: One is fire
Aleith|DM: Doesn't matter too much since the other 2 take him down! [KO!]
Aleith|DM: Gerald!
Gerald‘ overkills the final lizards with a quarry’d [Pounding Barrage]
Gerald‘ rolled 6d20 and got 10, 8, 7, 5, 20, 4 ( Total: 54 ) for 1s check
Aleith|DM: …that’s almost certainly overkill. [KO!]
[OOC] Gerald: crit i'm not even bothered to roll damage lawl
Ernst: "Well, that was easy. Shall we clear this place out and call it a day?"
Gerald: "I reckon that sounds like a plan."
Aleith|DM: The salamander sultan groans, then stands up. He shouts something in another language, and the wall behind Chandrasekhar closes! [Three Wishes]
Gerald: "…Hrm."
[OOC] Aleith|DM: Uh Oh: Kuyler heals 100 hit points and ends all negative conditions affecting him. He cannot be affected by negative conditions or damage until the end of his next turn.
Chandrasekhar holds his sword to the Sultan's throat.
Gerald: "That would be really distressing if Garrett couldn't easily rip it back open."
Ernst: "I'm pretty sure Chandra can take him down regardless. We took care of his followers."
Aleith|DM: He then swings his [Hot Halberd] at Chandrasekhar before attacking him with a [Constricting Tail]! [Twisting Attack]
Aleith|DM rolled 2#d20+26(1) and got 7 ( Total: 33.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+26(2) and got 16 [Total: 42.0 (High), Avg: 16.00]
Total: 75.0, Avg: 11.50
Aleith|DM rolled 2d12 and got 7, 9 ( Total: 16 )
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar takes 16 damage and is grabbed (Escape DC 20)! Ongoing 10 damage while grabbed.
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar! 10 damage from constriction!
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: is the UEONT over or
Aleith|DM: no
Aleith|DM: That's after his NEXT turn
Chandrasekhar just teleports out of the Sultan's grasp, tauntingly, and prays for [Virtue]. "Do -you- speak our language, interloper? Because if you do, may your soul carry a message back to its home plane when we destroy you in ours: fear us."
Aleith|DM: An efreet flies down the hallway nearby, and you hear a voice in your mind. "{He does not.}"
Aleith|DM: And then she blasts you with a bolt of fire. [Burning Rage]
Aleith|DM rolled 3d10+10 and got 7, 9, 6 ( Total: 32.0 )
Aleith|DM rolled d20+24 and got 12 ( Total: 36 ) for will
[OOC] Aleith|DM: well that wasn't going to hit you…
Aleith|DM: She makes a gesture like she's crushing something small between her fingers in your direction…
Aleith|DM rolled d20+24 and got 20 ( Total: 44 ) for vs Will
[OOC] Aleith|DM: whelp
Chandrasekhar tilts his head, smiles coldly. "Hello, cousin. Would you kindly relay to him my message? If he has wit, he will wish to flee with his life, and you will be one wish closer to freedom."
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar is reduced to Diminutive size (SE!) [Reducing his speed to 1, his reach to 0, and causing his weapon attacks to deal half damage]
Aleith|DM: Garrett shrugs, and forces the wall open again. [Minor action]
Aleith|DM: Phyllis!
Chandrasekhar hopes he got all of that out before he got smurfed it's impossible to be intimidating when you're tiny and squeaking indignantly.
Efreet: "{He would not care, though I would love to have my freedom. I must defend him, however.}"
Chandrasekhar squeak-bellows: "He will die. And you will be free. Did he slay the fatebound wolf? Why?"
Phyllis: Are the walls still back up?
Aleith|DM: No, Garrett went just before you.
Aleith|DM: It's not as wide as before but you can easily see through it.
Gerald: "…Ahahaha."
Gerald: "Ah, that exactly as funny when it happens to us."
Phyllis steps through the wall and speaks. "I will grant you reprieve from your duties, at least." [Revoke Agency]
Phyllis rolled d20+27 and got 6 ( Total: 33.0 ) for vs will, against the Efreet
Aleith|DM: That counts as a negative condition
Phyllis: Still dominated UEoPNT.
Phyllis: Against the Efreet, not the Sultan.
Aleith|DM: Oh. Well then.
Aleith|DM: Zane!
Zane dives over Phyllis and tucks into a neat roll, rising to his feet and driving the longsword-shaped Arsenal into the Sultans back. [MBA]
Zane rolled 1d20+30 and got 20 ( Total: 50.0 ) for I dont think I get to flank if Singh has reach 0, so no CA
[OOC] Aleith|DM: Immune
[OOC] Zane: because this is the only time I will crit. ot makes perfect sense
Aleith|DM: The Sultan takes a swing at you with his halberd as you close. [Threatening Reach]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+26 and got 3 ( Total: 29 )
Aleith|DM: But misses.
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 42:Ernst | 39:Gerald | 34:Kuyler | 33:Chandrasekhar | 30:Liesi | 28:Phyllis | 28:Zane |
Aleith|DM: Ernst!
Ernst readies the finishing blow. [For 34]
Aleith|DM: More like 33.
Aleith|DM: Gerald!
Gerald‘ readies a killer fucking action movie quip along with an attack at 33.
Aleith|DM: Kuyler shouts something at the efreet, then stabs at Zane. Zane locks up in place. [Three Wishes]
Aleith|DM: And the salamander jabs him with his spear savagely.
Aleith|DM rolled 2d10+20 and got 8, 6 ( Total: 34.0 )
Aleith|DM: Hitting for 34 damage and 30 fire damage.
Gerald` deflects it a bit. [-19]
Aleith|DM: He then shifts to the side and tries to contrict him. [Twisting Attack]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+26 and got 16 ( Total: 42 )
Aleith|DM rolled 2d12 and got 11, 4 ( Total: 15 )
Aleith|DM: Hitting for another 15 damage and grabbing him! [Escape DC 20, ongoing 10 while grabbed]
Aleith|DM: He then stabs at Chandrasekhar. [AP -> Hot Halberd]’
Aleith|DM rolled d20+26 and got 19 ( Total: 45 )
Aleith|DM rolled 2d10+20 and got 1, 10 ( Total: 31.0 )
Aleith|DM: Hitting him for 31 damage and 30 fire damage!
Ernst snaps his fingers for that one swapping Chandra and Stocke.
[OOC] Ernst: Surprising Transposition
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar! Gerald! Ernst!
Aleith|DM: I'm going to assume you delayed instead of readying actions.
Aleith|DM: because you didn't take any other actions…
Gerald: "Hey! Why don't you pick on someone… your own size!" [Quarry] [Shrink Ray]
Ernst then follows Stocke in and finishes it off with a [Magic Weapon - Prismatic Strike]
Aleith|DM: Gonna have to move so he's in sight
Aleith|DM rolled 2#d20+26(1) and got 2 ( Total: 28.0 ) for OAs
Also rolled 2#d20+26(2) and got 14 [Total: 40.0 (High), Avg: 14.00]
Total: 68.0, Avg: 8.00
Aleith|DM: oh wait only the first
Aleith|DM: which misses
Ernst rolled 2#d20+40(1) and got 8 ( Total: 48.0 ) for Magic Weapon
Also rolled 2#d20+40(2) and got 5 [Total: 45.0 (Low), Avg: 5.00]
Total: 93.0, Avg: 6.50
Gerald‘ rolled d20+38 and got 5 ( Total: 43 )
Gerald` rolled d20+38 and got 3 ( Total: 41 )
Ernst rolled 4d8+19 and got 5, 3, 5, 5 ( Total: 37.0 ) for Bonuses don’t matter Ernst still has GMW
Aleith|DM: Not after delaying you don't
[OOC] Ernst: Oh then I have +5/+5 for the next one
Dicebot:// Dice Sides Error: Unable to parse 8r1 in 8d8r1+32
[OOC] Ernst: I didn't boost my dmg anyways >.>
Gerald‘ rolled 8d8r1+32: 6, 7, 5, 4, 4, (1, 2), 2, (1, 1, 6) [Total: 68.0 (Avg), Avg and got 4.50
Ernst rolled 2#d20+34(1) and got 4 ( Total: 38.0 ) for Prismatic Strike
Also rolled 2#d20+34(2) and got 10 [Total: 44.0 (Low), Avg: 10.00]
Total: 82.0, Avg: 7.00
[OOC] Gerald: tiny, 1 speed, 1 reach, 1/4th damage.
Aleith|DM: //…between the two of you the sultan goes down. [KO!]

Ernst rolled 4d8+16 and got 4, 4, 2, 1 ( Total: 27.0 ) for Thunder, Force, Fire. Prone, Pushed 5, Cannot stand up Ueont, -4 to all attack rolls
Also rolled 4d8+16 and got 5, 3, 5, 2 [Total: 31.0 (Low), Avg: 3.75]
Also rolled 4d8+16 and got 6, 6, 8, 2 [Total: 38.0 (High), Avg: 5.50]
Total: 96.0, Avg: 4.00
Aleith|DM: Phyllis?
Ernst then heals Zane back up to full since it’s a free action so he doesn't care if the Genie wants to act or not.
Phyllis stares at Liesi. "Are you going to behave once my enchantment ends?"
Liesi: "{You'd have to kill him first. Completely.}"
Gerald: "Done." Blam blam.
Phyllis: "Leave us, then." [Move action, go east]
[OOC] Phyllis: as in, her command to Liesi.
Aleith|DM: She flies away.
Ernst: "All things considered, I'd much rather deal with these than that Wolf."
Aleith|DM: Alright. There's a couple of Salamanders left, but they're easy for you to take out. What now?
Gerald: "Certainly easier."
Gerald: "Hmm… this one seems a lot smaller?"
Ernst: "We going back now or did we want to talk to the genie? I figure we can just let her go free at this point."
Phyllis: "I'd like to examine the seal, at least, as well."
Ernst: "By all means."
Phyllis does so.
Aleith|DM: The seal is not doing so well, having half-melted and been pushed to the side. You can see the plane of fire on the other side of the portal. It's pretty desolate.
Phyllis: Can she assess what it would take to repair it? Even if she doesn't have the means right now.
Aleith|DM: The old seal wasn't enough to block it after the change in reality. It'd take work to come up with something to block it now, especially since gold is not effective anymore.
Phyllis: It being empty on the other end probably means that was the last party coming for a while, though.
Phyllis: If Liesi's still around, she just waves in farewell.
Gerald: "So uh."
Gerald: "Can you turn off the fire?"
Phyllis: "Me?"
Gerald: "Or the flyin' lady."
Phyllis commands the fire in the ziggurat: "Simmer down." [Pathos of the Inanimate]
Liesi: "{My former master prevented my from giving out wishes to anyone else for a month if he lost me. I can't help right now.}"
Gerald: "Actually I guess it doesn't matter we're pretty much done here…" Geralds makes for the entrance, then stops when it cools down around Phyllis.
Phyllis: If it does.
Aleith|DM: It's temporary, but it works for a short while.
Gerald: "Aha."
Phyllis: "We've no need of wishes, anyhow."
Phyllis: "Just glad to see you free."
Liesi: "{Then I thank you kindly. The salamanders will likely take some time to regroup with the loss of their leader. The portal is also far from their city on Jiese. I will just depart for home.}" She bows to you before flying off.
Phyllis: "Should we bring back some evidence for the Ash Wolf?"
Chandrasekhar: "Their weapons might suffice."
Gerald: "I would imagine he can smell the lingering scent of death, but. One of the blades wouldn't hurt yeah."
Phyllis: "I can probably put up a temporary ward."
Aleith|DM: By the time you make it back to Ash Wolf's den, it's around midnight. He sends a couple of his pups to investigate the ziggurat while sending the rest of his pack into the woods to dampen the flames.
Phyllis: "It should last for some time." What origin are the salamanders? Elemental? (( Thinking of leaving a Magic Circle around the portal. ))
Aleith|DM: Elemental, yeah
Phyllis: Magic Circle, then?
Aleith|DM: Sure. That's a good temporary measure.
Phyllis rolled d20+38 and got 15 ( Total: 53.0 ) for no elemental creatures with a level below the result - 10 can pass through the circle.
Aleith|DM: That'll do for now, dwarf.
Phyllis claps her hands from dust and departs.
Aleith|DM: While waiting, he says that if your report proves true, he will owe you two boons—one for helping him get revenge, and one for showing him the error of his aggression.
Aleith|DM: For the former, he offers to aid Risur in one battle within the coming year. For the latter, he offers to tell one of you how to find a perfect mate and lover.
Gerald‘ glances at the rest of the party, shrugs.
Ernst shakes his head. "I’m married to my work. I'm good."
Phyllis: "… go on."
Phyllis tries not to seem as interested as she is. And probably does not succeed.
Aleith|DM: The Ash Wolf concentrates for a moment, then nods. "Your reports are true. Thank you for avenging my child."
Phyllis: "Thank you for staying your hand long enough for us to find the truth."
Aleith|DM: After some discussion, the second boon is granted to Phyllis Lenz. The Ash Wolf instills in her the identity and general location of someone who would be whatever she wants and needs in a companion…

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