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Mr. Prokosch
Feb 14, 2012

Behold My Magnificence!



Jack "Shadow" Callahan

Jack sighs, "and how do you feel about the Lich King? He's a shadow of his former self now, after the first Orc Lord shattered his magics, crushed his armies, and put a spear through his left eye. The Orcs have always been a threat, it's just that the Empire is continually expending the bulk of its armies keeping them at bay so civilians like you can think of them as a bumpkin problem. These aren't just any Orcs, either. No more than you're just any human. They're the cream of the crop, Lords and Heroes among a kind that respects only strength, cunning, and brutality. They've risen in a world of constant violence, unending challenge, rivaled only by..." Jack trails off in thought, sudden excitement lighting in his face. He starts tugging Isaac's heavy hood over his face, "we'll need a bone mask for you... Ryu already has the physique, just need some camo paint. Temur's monstrous enough to fit in with the right accessories, we can give the big armored dude a black paint job... Yeah, yeah, this can work!"

"I know how we can sneak you clumsy bastards right up to the ritual grounds without anyone the wiser! If humans attack this camp, it's an invasion. If Orcs do it, it's another day in the life! We claim we're a group of Marauders come from the Southern edge of the world and we deserve a place of honor. They say we aren't fit to clean their poo poo, so we challenge for leadership of the warband. Their best versus ours. Once we execute their leadership in suitably stylish fashion, their subordinates will fall in line."

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M.c.P
Mar 27, 2010

Stop it.
Stop all this nonsense.

Whatever Penitent thinks of Isaac's smirk is hidden behind his face concealing helmet. Only his eyes peer out, and they are impassive.



"That ring belonged to a different person than I. He is dead, only service remains."

Perch rolls her eyes before turning to Jack and giving his plan a thought.
"Hm. Gonna go through all my black to cover those two slabs of metal and meat... should be possible though. The scout and I will scrounge for some dropped tusks and that bone mask, I'll leave the paint with the you here. Stay in the rocks, we'll be back in a jiffy."

Brawls and isolated murders are far from rare in a warcamp, and especially not in one as vast as this. Discarded tusks and fangs, warpaint, and mud are easy to find. The skull mask is somewhat harder, but not a problem for Jack, who flits into the temp of a sleeping Warshouter and easily takes it.

The rest of you hide in the cramped set of boulders and grimly set about your task of making yourselves orcs. The paint is heavy and greasy, and with how large Penitent and Ryu are you end up needing to help each other. Temur has to slick down his fur, though some trimming around the face gives the appearance of a huge beard which should pass. Even Isaac has to slather on the paint, lest his pale skin peeking from his clothes give the game away.

It doesn't take terribly long, and when you're finished (with some final touches from Jack), you look at each other, and find yourselves looking into the faces of vicious, murderous orcs. It should pass inspection, though Jack ponders some of the issues. Penitent has covered his Wyrm insignias with leathers and bones, but his armor is still clearly not Orc made. And Orcish War casters don't generally go for robes like Isaac is wearing, but Isaac's physique is far to lithe to pass without them. And if Ryu doesn't stop poking those tusks stuck in his mouth they're liable to fall out.

Still, you radiate power, and Orcs are not inquisitive until you give them a reason to be. Perch gives you the thumbs up.



"Looking pretty orcy, not a bad job for behind enemy lines. I'll see if I can pinpoint where Linda is. Good luck, you lot."

You step out from your boulder ridden hiding spot and begin to make your way to the warcamp. It isn't long before a sentry spots you, and his shouts bring a few more guards and a number of bored orcs to watch you approach. No weapons get raised, but they're in hand, and Jack sees that the war drums have every Orc's blood running. Guards on the makeshift barricades shift back and forth, itching to release their fury. Jack feels little of it himself.

"Oy!" Shouts one of the Orcs. "This is Chief Throatrend's War Camp! Burner of cities, who killed a Purple Worm and drank its poison, who rides a demon bear and leaves suffering in his wake! Who the hell are you?"

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Mr. Prokosch
Feb 14, 2012

Behold My Magnificence!



Jack "Shadow" Callahan

Jack steps forward and paces in the space between the two groups, “I am Wurgal Blood-drinker, Beast-slayer, Orc-Breaker, Death-Chanter. I speak for Silver-Tongue the Silent Dragon, Scourge of Elves, who burnt great Alvalishia and slew the Green Matron, who scoured the Red Sands of Valia and broke the Adamant Hold, he who shatters boulders with his fist and whose strength conquered the Veil of the World, who tore the wings of a Black Dragon and cracked the arm of a Giant!” Jack gestures back at Ryu, he couldn’t get the Orc-Voice right, but he could stand there and look imposing, and the leader never made these speeches on his own behalf anyway, “Many are his Deeds, many unheard by you Northern weaklings. For a hundred and more moons our horde has fought, Elves and Men, Dwarves and Dragonborn fell before us. We carry now Crowns of a Forgotten Age, Axes of Terrible Power, Cloaks of Living Flesh, The Defiled Armor of Paladins and more, trophies from our conquests. We are few now, the weak fell in battle. We are those who survived a thousand clashes, who laugh at armies, who slew Sorcerers and Kings. We have returned to this weak land of plenty, filled with the untested like yourselves. We heard the Orc Lord’s call in our blood. Now come, bring your leader, bring his greatest Blood Brothers, so they can lick the boots of their betters."

M.c.P
Mar 27, 2010

Stop it.
Stop all this nonsense.

A harsh mumble of voices is heard from the camp, and more and more orcs wander over to witness your entrance. Packed as tight as it is, a large crowd forms almost immediately. The Orcs stare in interest, clearly impressed by Penitent and Ryu's size and strength, as well as some of the stranger magic items you carry around.

The Orc that spoke previously scowls. Jack picks him out as a lieutenant of some sort, probably not that high in the pecking order around here.

"Bah! Never even heard of Alvalishia! I bet you knocked over some little halfling burrow, and lost the rest of your boys to the granny inside! Throatrend would not feed you to his beasts, for fear that your weakness would spread!"

But the orcs heard and understand the demand. A harsh voice from the back shouts, "War Duel!" and like a plague the shout spreads to the other orcs gathered watching, then the orcs further away hearing the chant. "War Duel! War Duel! War Duel!" It fills the air, drawing audiences from the other camps. They likely have their scouts and spies watching as well, in the Orc's endless jockeying for position.

Then the crowd begins to part, Orcs drifting apart in the wake of a particularly large specimen. He strides to the edge of the camp and regards you with barely concealed contempt.



Chief Throatrend is scarred with claw marks, his face a mish mash of torn skin and lines. He wears aged, layered leathers, but clearly not from a cow or deer. The skins are thick, and some protrude with natural spikes or scales. His mere presence brings a brief silence to the assembled orcs. He looks to his lieutenant and gestures with a nod. The lieutenant speaks once more.

"The great Throatrend doubts your strength! Where is your horde? Spilt blood will bring soldiers, that is the law of the orcs! Are you such mewling babes that you could not slay a few pink skinned guards in your journey from the south? Or perhaps you were crushed, and come slinking to the Orc Lord's call, hoping we would not notice your shame! Throatrend will not recognize a challenge from army-less weaklings! How can your paltry five compare to thousands?"

ArkInBlack
Mar 22, 2013



Temur Arderne

Temur smiles, and wide. The smile of someone so pleased at what's before them it's off putting. "If y'wanna know," he growls out, orcish clearly well practiced for the hobgoblin "We'll gladly show ya."

pre:
Temur Arderne
HP: 220/220  THP: 0  Command Points:1 Moment of Glory:-  Recoveries: 9/9 (8d8+12)   Initiative: +9
AC 28     PD 23     MD 26
Sword +3(MBA): 1d20+16+ED; 9d8+15, 9 Miss
Verutum(RBA): 1d20+10+ED; 9d6+3

At Will			Encounter			Daily/Recharge
Rally Now: 1CP          [ ]Hold The Line                [ ]Tactician Daily
Save Now!: 1CP                                          [ ]Supreme Tactical Strike(16+)
Try Again: 2CP                                          [ ]Basic Tactical Strike(6+)
You Know What To Do!: 4CP                               [ ]Just Stay Calm(16+)
Fight From The Front					[ ]Buck Up(16+)
Weigh the Odds						[ ]Potion Belt(16+)
 							[ ]Reckless Sword(6+)
 							[ ]Advanced Tactical Strike(16+)
 							[ ]Tactician Champion Feat
							[ ]Helm of Psychic Retribution (16+)
Conditionals

Consumables
Champion Healing Potion

Sockerbagarn
Sep 8, 2007

All makt åt Tengil, vår befriare.



Isaac Boreas

Isaac turns his head, as if listening to something unseen and unheard, then lets out a mad laugh. "When Wurgal said the weak ones fell in battle, who do you think spilled their guts? Humans? Haha! You even think like a weakling! The spirits call you a coward, Throatrend! No. They were too weak, not fit to heed the Orc Lord's call. We killed them all ourselves! Hahaha!"

Captain Walker
Apr 7, 2009

Mother knows best
Listen to your mother
It's a scary world out there



Ryu Kazama

Initially, Ryu has difficulty getting into "character". Isaac is always saying things like "you must be able to think like your enemy before you can defeat him", and it's true that the group's previous visit to Foras convinced Ryu long ago to learn a few of the more common monstrous languages. Yet even after Ryu manages to get the tusks to stay in his mouth without falling out every minute, he struggles with the mindset required to imitate an orc. Half-orcs are everywhere, of course; Drakkenhall in particular is host to a fair number of the rougher ones who can't or won't make the effort to fit into civilized society. But half-orcs are still people who can be reasoned with, cowed into surrender, or forced to flee. Many of the lower-ranking soldiers of the Kazama Clan are half-orcs, and while they may be criminals, they are at least organized.

Orcs proper are stubborn, reckless, and bloodthirsty. As Jack says, they recognize strength alone. To them, life is a quest spent in the pursuit of power, and to die in service of that cause is the greatest honor one can achieve. Throatrend and his lieutenants will not be convinced by words.

As the group emerges from its hiding place, Ryu hefts a particularly large log with his left arm. Removing one of the spare tusks from his pocket, he surveys the war camp, considering the scene for a few moments. Then, as the mouthy second-in-command steps forward to reply to Isaac, Ryu hurls the tusk directly into the lieutenant's forehead, piercing his skull. Nearby orcs scramble and the other Dragon Slayers begin to assume battle positions, but Ryu motions his allies to be still as he strides towards Throatrend.

"No more words," Ryu proclaims in unaccented Orcish. He lets the words out slowly, teasing out every possible drop of menace from each syllable before moving to the next. "You are challenged, Throatrend. Paltry five we may be, but only a fool judges his opponent by numbers alone. If you do not accept your death and face me alone, you prove yourself craven as well. A war-band that blindly follows a craven fool is worth naught but the meat on their bones."

Gonna spend 4000 of that dragon hoard on 5 epic potions and runes; using one of the latter
Omae wa mou shindeiru: 1d20+5+9+5 31
Armor Rune: 1d10 3 +3 AC and MD; y'know, just in case for if when combat breaks out

M.c.P
Mar 27, 2010

Stop it.
Stop all this nonsense.

Captain Walker, I'm gonna limit you to 4 consumables until the next long rest, just as a sop to limiting your resources a little. I'm open to upping (or lowering ) it.

Throatrend doesn't flinch as the fang pierces his lieutenant's skull, though the other Orcs around shout and mutter to each other. Throatrend glares at you momentarily before speaking himself in a throaty rumble.



"Very well, Silver-Tongue. A challenge! We shall duel in my personal fighting pit, where my pets slake their bloodthirst on the bodies of the unworthy!"

The Orcs let out a cry, which is answered from the nearby encampments. Jack reflects that the commotion will probably bring spies and eyes from the other powerful War Chiefs, in their own low cunning way. Most of their attentions will be on this "Silver Tongue" upstart, but you aren't hidden anymore.

The crude wooden gates open, and the chanting orcs surge in, though they still give you a wide berth. You walk through the smelly, haphazard camp towards a blood stained and bone strewn hole in the ground, slick with oil and topped with spikes to prevent escape. Rocks and earth are piled around to provide seating of a sort, already packed tight with Orcs waiting to see how this challenge would fare.

Throatrend is below, where one end of the pit is caged off by thick bars. Inside them you hear heavy breathing.

"Your challenge is accepted, stranger! I have chosen the location! What weapons shall I use to best you, and which of your lackeys will die alongside you!"

Okay, it's going to be a 2v2. Ryu has to fight, but he'll get one other person in the ring with him. The 2 left out will need to help surreptitiously or can use all the attention on the fight to do other things.
Minor complication, you have to choose the same type of weapon. Penitent can lend you an okay magical one if you don't have a spare.
If you go with Isaac, he just needs to carry it around and can still use his magic. The Orb doesn't count as a 'weapon', being a weakling sort of thing.

Captain Walker
Apr 7, 2009

Mother knows best
Listen to your mother
It's a scary world out there



Ryu Kazama

"Weapons, you say?" Ryu considers the log on his left shoulder, then shrugs it off. "Are you not the commander here? The strongest? Leave steel to these lesser beings; your second may carry a blade, if he must. But I shall grant you this honor: your last sensation in this life shall be my hands rending your own throat."

Initiative/Power Stunt: 2d20k1+8 17 2#1d4 1 2

Ryu Kazama, Human Stalwart 9
HP: 220/220 Recoveries: 10/10 (9d10+12)
Greatness YES
AC 30 PD 24 MD 23
Initiative/Power Stunt 2d20k1+8; 2#1d4
Resist cold/fire/poison 16+

STR: 20|+5 CON: 18|+4 DEX: 08|-1
INT: 10|00 WIS: 15|+2 CHA: 13|+1
Weapon: 1d20+5+9+4+ED; 9d10+19
Unarmed: 1d20+5+9+ED; 9d8+15
Giant: 1d20+5+1+LVL+ED; 9d10+31

Limited Powers
[x] [ ] [ ] [ ] Runes, Potions, etc. (daily)
[ ] [ ] Power Stunt (ED 1,2)
[ ] Obnoxious Cursed Axe Damage (1/battle)
[ ] Divine Stamina (rchg 11+)
[ ] Armorbreaker (rchg 11+)
[ ] Swordbreaker (rchg 16+)
[ ] Dragon's Rend (rchg 16+)
[ ] Mountain Splitter (rchg 16+)
[ ] Gauntlets of Spell Deflection (rchg 16+)
[ ] Belt of Resurgence (rchg 16+)
[ ] Adamant Greaves (rchg 16+)
[ ] Chuulish Reflexes (rchg 11+, chuul)

M.c.P
Mar 27, 2010

Stop it.
Stop all this nonsense.

Throatrend takes in Ryu's demand, and an ugly grin crosses his face.
"Heh... Ha! Ha ha! No! My second will not need a blade either! I believe he will be just fine with this!"

He reaches towards the bars in the back and throws open the gates. From within, there is a horrible grunting noise and a hideous creature emerges. It is some sort of hellborn beast, with crude metal plates covering its body. It snaps at Throatrend, but the giant orc merely grabs it by a tusk and wrangles it towards you.

"My pet will tear the flesh from your bones, and I will be glad to join its feasting!"

Ryu and Temur drop their weapons, but before they hop down, Temur feels an armored gauntlet on his shoulder. He turns to see Penitent with a pair of bracelets in his hands.
"Take these." He mutters.
Temur's can't use his magic sword, but Penitent lends him a pair of brawler's bracelets. They're +3, but Temur needs to lower his damage dice to 1d6

Ryu and Temur drop down and raise their guards. The boar is saddled... but since Throatrend is unarmed, he won't have the reach to attack you from the beast's back. Small graces, at least.
Throatrend won't do as much damage as normal since he's unarmed

Jack and Isaac are given wide berths, but all eyes are focused on the fight below. But that beast below... Ryu and Temur are strong, but it might be worth giving them whatever help is possible.
Without getting caught, of course.

Temur readies his shield as the beast roars to the skies. Time to fight for your lives!

I rolled init for Temur, he rolled super high! Temur goes first!
Jack and Isaac's actions happen at the end of the round, though you can go ahead and post what you do in the meantime.




pre:
Throatrend	AC28 PD24 MD20	555/555 HP
	Engaged enemies have -5 to saves against Ongoing Damage
Beast	AC28 PD24 MD20	450/450 HP
	Immune to dazed, weakened, confused, stunned

M.c.P fucked around with this message at Jun 18, 2018 around 05:54

ArkInBlack
Mar 22, 2013



Temur Arderne

Temur scans the arena, taking in every detail, every possible thing to exploit and leverage against this orc and his pet hellspawn. There's not much immediately apparent, but he has his shield ready and eyes the beast, prepared to keep it off Ryu that he might trounce Throatrend properly.

Standard: Weigh the Odds
-Weigh The Odds: 1d4 1
Move: Prepare to intercept the Beast


pre:
Temur Arderne
HP: 220/220  THP: 0  Command Points:1 Moment of Glory:-  Recoveries: 9/9 (8d8+12)   Initiative: +9
AC 28     PD 23     MD 26
Sword +3(MBA): 1d20+16+ED; 9d8+15, 9 Miss
Verutum(RBA): 1d20+10+ED; 9d6+3

At Will			Encounter			Daily/Recharge
Rally Now: 1CP          [ ]Hold The Line                [ ]Tactician Daily
Save Now!: 1CP                                          [ ]Supreme Tactical Strike(16+)
Try Again: 2CP                                          [ ]Basic Tactical Strike(6+)
You Know What To Do!: 4CP                               [ ]Just Stay Calm(16+)
Fight From The Front					[ ]Buck Up(16+)
Weigh the Odds						[ ]Potion Belt(16+)
 							[ ]Reckless Sword(6+)
 							[ ]Advanced Tactical Strike(16+)
 							[ ]Tactician Champion Feat
							[ ]Helm of Psychic Retribution (16+)
Conditionals

Consumables
Champion Healing Potion

M.c.P
Mar 27, 2010

Stop it.
Stop all this nonsense.

Temur readies his shield and meets the beast's charge head on! But the creature's ferocity proves the mightier as Temur first gets knocked over, then driven into the ground by a following stomp! Temur rolls upright, but the cheers and jeers of Orcs fill the air as first blood quickly goes to Throatrend.

Beast engages Temur, attacks!
36 hits, 34 hits!
Temur takes 100 damage!


Throatrend smiles a toothy smile and turns to Ryu.
"Weak! Bah! I hope your more sport than your second appears to be!"

Isaac and Jack grimace. Things might end here if they don't get involved...

Ryu is up! Escalation is at 0
Also Jack and Isaac need to figure out what they're gonna do.




pre:
Throatrend	AC28 PD24 MD20	555/555 HP
	Engaged enemies have -5 to saves against Ongoing Damage
Beast		AC28 PD24 MD20	450/450 HP
	Immune to dazed, weakened, confused, stunned

Mr. Prokosch
Feb 14, 2012

Behold My Magnificence!


pre:
Stats      1/Battle  Songs     Spells        Cries   
HP 180/180 [X]Heal    []Legends  []Discomb.   *20/16+esc5: recovery&3+3d6
AC 24      []Tracker [X]Heroes   []Befuddle   *Hit: save ; Even: move
PD 21      []Racial  []Blood    []Soundburst *Evenmiss: +2 atk ally
MD 22                []Victory               *11+: recovery
                     
Bonus Spells                         
[]Transfer Enchantment
[]Ghoul Form
[]Hammer of Faith
[]Breath of the Blue

*Dancing Lights
*Cantrips: Prestidigitation, Mage Hand, Ghost Sound

Initiative 12+  Recoveries: 8/8 (8d8+6)				 	
Melee Attack: +16 vs AC; 9d8+14 damage
Spell Attack: +13 vs ??:
+3d8 damage against most dangerous opponent
Boots: +2 to disengage and fancy footwork

Items
[]Roll Recharge or Regain 1/Battle
[]Spend recovery to rage 
[]Roll save to not expend last divine spell
[]Recharge 16+ cancel MD attack effect
[]Recharge 5+ Wall Walk
Jack was hoping he wouldn’t have to intervene at all. He’d manufactured their list of accomplishments, but the Dragon Slayers had real epic deeds to match anything he could invent. Ideally, he could focus on manipulating the audience. All Orcs are touched by shadow, and seem to be receptive to its influence. They were rooting for the home team now, but a good show here and a push in the right direction, and these Orcs could be an asset. But, a gored friend is a gored friend. Jack grips a nearby orc and lets the Shadow drain him. Then he creeps it along the edge of the arena, until it just barely touches Temur. One dead orc, quickly trampled and lost in the surging crowd. One newly revitalized Dragon Slayer.

With that accomplished, Jack begins a low, rumbling song to match the war-drums. He can feel the nearby orcs unconsciously follow its rhythm. Soon, when the Dragon Slayers miraculous counter this attack, the more excitable Orcs will find themselves compelled to chant along.

Standard: Manipulate the Crowd Manipulate the Crowd: 1d20+8+4+5 26
Quick: Heal Temur Recovery: 8d8+12 41
Move to Quick: Song of Heroes (+1 attack bonus, +1 all saves)

Captain Walker
Apr 7, 2009

Mother knows best
Listen to your mother
It's a scary world out there



Ryu Kazama

Energized by its thorough trampling of Temur, the beast rears back and charges full-force at the hobgoblin to deliver the killing strike...and is stopped cold by a haymaker from Ryu, who has advanced into the creature's path. It rears back in frustration, and Ryu seizes the opportunity to slide underneath its belly and deliver a full-force uppercut that topples the monster. As the creature rolls ungracefully from its back to its side in an attempt to regain its footing, Ryu grabs it by one of its many horns. He slams it back and forth into the ground several times before the horn breaks off entirely; Ryu immediately thrusts it into the beast's back and finishes with a hammer blow to bury it deep. It doesn't take the enemy long to regain its balance and shake off the dust, but the bleeding tusk wound will take some time to heal, and more importantly, Ryu has proven that he is not to be underestimated. Time will tell how Throatrend and his band will react.

Move to engage the Ultima Breaker orcish warbeast
Catching Mice: 1d20+5+9 23 after adding the +1 from Jack's Song of Heroes, that just hits!
Dragon's Rend: 1d20+5+9+4+1 29 Hit+ natural even roll!!
Dragon's Rend Damage: 9d8+15+12 67 damage (1d3)*9 9 ongoing
Disengage: 1d20 7 Beast remains next to Ryu

Ryu Kazama, Human Stalwart 9
HP: 220/220 Recoveries: 10/10 (9d10+12)
Greatness NO
AC 30 PD 24 MD 23
Initiative/Power Stunt 2d20k1+8; 2#1d4
Resist cold/fire/poison 16+

STR: 20|+5 CON: 18|+4 DEX: 08|-1
INT: 10|00 WIS: 15|+2 CHA: 13|+1
Weapon: 1d20+5+9+4+ED; 9d10+19
Unarmed: 1d20+5+9+ED; 9d8+15
Giant: 1d20+5+1+LVL+ED; 9d10+31

Limited Powers
[x] [ ] [ ] [ ] Runes, Potions, etc. (daily)
[ ] [ ] Power Stunt (ED 1,2)
[ ] Obnoxious Cursed Axe Damage (1/battle)
[ ] Divine Stamina (rchg 11+)
[ ] Armorbreaker (rchg 11+)
[ ] Swordbreaker (rchg 16+)
[x] Dragon's Rend (rchg 16+)
[ ] Mountain Splitter (rchg 16+)
[ ] Gauntlets of Spell Deflection (rchg 16+)
[ ] Belt of Resurgence (rchg 16+)
[ ] Adamant Greaves (rchg 16+)
[ ] Chuulish Reflexes (rchg 11+, chuul)

Captain Walker fucked around with this message at Jun 30, 2018 around 07:10

Sockerbagarn
Sep 8, 2007

All makt åt Tengil, vår befriare.



Isaac Boreas

Hrm, surely Ryu and Temur could dispatch one orc and his pet on their own, but if they were to defeat the Red they could not afford to waste their strength here. Perhaps it would be for the best if he provided some assistance after all.

Producing a curved dagger from his belt, Isaac edges closer to one of the distracted spectators. Sizing up his target, he channels his magic through the gleaming blade, coating its razor edge with a dark miasma, and moves in to make an incision where his blade would meet least resistance and inflict maximum damage, intending to siphon the victim's life energies and feed them to Temur.

At least, that was the plan.

Standard: Surgical Precision (Master's in Death + Dex): 1d20+5+1+9 Natural one! Ruh roh.
Quick: Deathknell (random orc): 4d8*2 Temur heals 34 HP?

pre:
Isaac Boreas
Stats		 Battle/At-will*	 Daily Spells			Items/Powers
HP 120/120 (+00) [*] Chant of Endings IX [ ] Summon Undead IX 		[ ] Belt of Heroic Resolve (11+)
AC 23		 [*] Deathknell IX	 [ ] Summon Wraith IX (16+)	[ ] Obsidian Orb
PD 21		 [ ] Death's Call VII	 [ ] Circle of Death IX   	[ ] Robe of Perseverance
MD 24					 [ ] Wave of Decay IX	  	[ ] Strider Symbiote (11+)
Re 8/8 (9d6-3)			 	 [ ] Finger of Death IX		[ ] Tome of Foresight (16+)
 + 1/1 (20)			 	 [ ] Ghoul Form VII   		[ ] Cackling Soliloquist
Spell mod +16				 [ ] Ghost Form VII
Initiative x2+10				 

M.c.P
Mar 27, 2010

Stop it.
Stop all this nonsense.

The gathered orcs begin to chant, unconsciously, to the beat of Jack's War song. Their voices join the cry, and though they shout Throatrend's name, it is Ryu and Temur who feel the mysterious magic of the song. Their spirits are lifted despite the harsh attacks. and they rally.

Isaac, however, is less fortunate. His attempt to stab and drain the life of an Orc fails as the jostling crowd knocks off Isaac's aim. His target is merely scratched, not enough to drain his life energy, but enough to get his attention.
The Orc turns and grimaces at Isaac.
"Oy! Trying to watch the fight! What're you doing with that little pig sticker?"

That's a failure on the heal and extra scrutiny on you, Sockerbagarn

Down below, however, the Orc Warchief has joined the fray! He charges at Ryu with incredible ferocity, to the cheers of the assembled orcs! But Ryu notices the oncoming orc, and he easily sidesteps the two wild swings.
Or at least he thought he did. As he returns to his stance he feels the trickle of blood down his arms, and sees the red on Throatrend's hands. He has claws like razors! Even near misses are likely to bleed you!

Throatrend smiles madly.
"Hah! You're better than your weakling ally, but first blood is mine! I will drain you of blood and eat your heart!"

Throatrend engages Ryu
Claw attacks! 28 misses, 27 misses!
Ryu takes 20 ongoing bleed damage!
As long as you're engaged to Throatrend, you have -5 to saves against ongoing damage.


Temur pulls himself upright and considers his situation. The beast is covered in armor plates, and built like a Tarrasque. But it's only an animal, should its master be killed, it will revert to its instincts.

DM's hint: I buffed the beast's HP above what it should be, and Temur recognizes that Throatrend is the main target here. Jack and Isaac can try to contribute damage, if they're feeling lucky.
On the other hand Ryu might be planning a power stunt

Temur is up! Escalation is at 1!




pre:
Throatrend	AC28 PD24 MD20	555/555 HP
	Engaged enemies have -5 to saves against Ongoing Damage
Beast		AC28 PD24 MD20	383/450 HP
	Immune to dazed, weakened, confused, stunned
	9 Ongoing

ArkInBlack
Mar 22, 2013



Temur Arderne

Temur stares a dagger at Ryu as he punches the Beast in the face. "C'mon boss, lemme handle this lug! Get that git!" As the hobgoblin pulls himself to his feet, Throatrend arrives and leaves his marks of failing to hit up and down Ryu's arm. A dawning realization of what Ryu might do with his reckless strength hits Temur, who grits his teeth for a moment before shouting in orcish "HA! Smart boss, I getcha!" and with a rising shout Temur charges forward with his shield raised at Throatrend. The orc easily dodges out of the way, but Temur breaks the opposite direction, dropping his shield to his side and breaking into a full sprint, putting some space between himself and the scrum, before leaning on a knee and shouting with a confidant grin "Now don't blink ya gits! Ya might miss why the boss is THE BOSS!"

Forgotten Moment of Glory
-Moment of Glory: 1d4 1
Move: Disengage from the hellbeast
-Disengage: 1d20 13 Temur will once again intercept if the Beast attempts to engage Ryu.
Standard->Minor: Use Basic Tactical Strike on Ryu, giving him a Basic Attack with +4 To Hit and Damage
Minor: Use Supreme Tactical Strike on Ryu, giving him a standard action attack.


pre:
Temur Arderne
HP: 161/220  THP: 0  Command Points:1 Moment of Glory:1  Recoveries: 9/9 (8d8+12)   Initiative: +9
AC 28     PD 23     MD 26
Sword +3(MBA): 1d20+16+ED; 9d8+15, 9 Miss
Verutum(RBA): 1d20+10+ED; 9d6+3

At Will			Encounter			Daily/Recharge
Rally Now: 1CP          [ ]Hold The Line                [ ]Tactician Daily
Save Now!: 1CP                                          [X]Supreme Tactical Strike(16+)
Try Again: 2CP                                          [X]Basic Tactical Strike(6+)
You Know What To Do!: 4CP                               [ ]Just Stay Calm(16+)
Fight From The Front					[ ]Buck Up(16+)
Weigh the Odds						[ ]Potion Belt(16+)
 							[ ]Reckless Sword(6+)
 							[ ]Advanced Tactical Strike(16+)
 							[ ]Tactician Champion Feat
							[ ]Helm of Psychic Retribution (16+)
Conditionals

Consumables
Champion Healing Potion

Captain Walker
Apr 7, 2009

Mother knows best
Listen to your mother
It's a scary world out there



Ryu Kazama

Frustrated by the beast's seeming indifference to his assault, Ryu is almost goaded into attacking it again when Temur's shout and sudden maneuver remind him to focus on the more dangerous foe. Throatrend nimbly rolls away from Temur's charge, but as he pops up he fins himself face to face with Ryu, who sends the warchief back into the sand with a vicious headbutt. For good measure, Ryu kicks the orc while he's down.

Giant Strike: 1d20+5+1+10+1+1 27 between Jack's song and an additional +1 from Moment of Glory, that just hits
9d8+27 83 damage

Basic Attack: 1d20+5+9+1+1 30
9d8+15 51 damage

Ryu Kazama, Human Stalwart 9
HP: 220/220 Recoveries: 10/10 (9d10+12)
Greatness NO
AC 30 PD 24 MD 23
Initiative/Power Stunt 2d20k1+8; 2#1d4
Resist cold/fire/poison 16+

STR: 20|+5 CON: 18|+4 DEX: 08|-1
INT: 10|00 WIS: 15|+2 CHA: 13|+1
Weapon: 1d20+5+9+4+ED; 9d10+18
Unarmed: 1d20+5+9+ED; 9d8+15
Giant: 1d20+5+1+LVL+ED; 9d10+27

Limited Powers
[x] [ ] [ ] [ ] Runes, Potions, etc. (daily)
[ ] [ ] Power Stunt (ED 1,2)
[ ] Obnoxious Cursed Axe Damage (1/battle)
[ ] Divine Stamina (rchg 11+)
[ ] Armorbreaker (rchg 11+)
[ ] Swordbreaker (rchg 16+)
[x] Dragon's Rend (rchg 16+)
[ ] Mountain Splitter (rchg 16+)
[ ] Gauntlets of Spell Deflection (rchg 16+)
[ ] Belt of Resurgence (rchg 16+)
[ ] Adamant Greaves (rchg 16+)
[ ] Chuulish Reflexes (rchg 11+, chuul)

M.c.P
Mar 27, 2010

Stop it.
Stop all this nonsense.

Temur raises his shield, as the beast paces back and forth, preparing to charge forth and trample you underfoot. With a roar, echoed by the orcs around you, it charges again, straight at Temur! Temur is expertly prepared, braced against the impact, but all his grit isn't enough to prepare him for the bone shattering impact. Temur stays standing, but his arms and bones ache from the sheer strength of the impact.

Beast charges, Temur intercepts!
Attacks Temur, Miss, Nat 1!
Temur still takes 35 damage on the miss!
Saves against ongoing damage.


Throatrend rolls to his back, arms and legs up defensively. The sudden offensive has taken the gloating from his lips, but his vicious need to win still remains.

Escalation is at 1! Ryu is up!



pre:
Throatrend	AC28 PD24 MD20	421/555 HP
	Engaged enemies have -5 to saves against Ongoing Damage
Beast		AC28 PD24 MD20	374/450 HP
	Immune to dazed, weakened, confused, stunned

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Captain Walker
Apr 7, 2009

Mother knows best
Listen to your mother
It's a scary world out there



Ryu Kazama

As Ryu backs away from the beast to face Throatrend, he suddenly feels the familiar sting of the cursed axe; seems that it can detect a glancing blow even when sheathed. The sensation catches Ryu off-guard for a moment, giving the beast a chance to claw through the back of his shirt.

25 damage from lovely cursed axe, 50 damage from the OA I provoke from the beast by moving

Ryu's momentary wince soon turns into a grin. As he staggers towards Throatrend, he holds his own arms wide, seemingly in preparation for a might strike of his own. The opening is just large enough for a foe to slip into, and that's exactly what Ryu was counting on. The stalwart grabs the orc by the neck, flips him upside down, and slams Throatrend headfirst into the ground. The severity of the concussion will make it drat near impossible for Throatrend to land a serious hit, even if he gets past Ryu or Temur's defenses.

Power Stunt: Dragon Brain Buster: 1d20+5+1+11+1+1 32 9d10+24 83
In addition to the normal damage from the Giant Strike, Throatrend's own attacks deal half damage, and none on a miss (hard save ends)

Ryu takes 20 ongoing damage, and fails completely to save against it


Ryu Kazama, Human Stalwart 9
HP: 125/220 Recoveries: 10/10 (9d10+12)
Greatness NO
AC 30 PD 24 MD 23
Initiative/Power Stunt 2d20k1+8; 2#1d4
Resist cold/fire/poison 16+

STR: 20|+5 CON: 18|+4 DEX: 08|-1
INT: 10|00 WIS: 15|+2 CHA: 13|+1
Weapon: 1d20+5+9+4+ED; 9d10+18
Unarmed: 1d20+5+9+ED; 9d8+15
Giant: 1d20+5+1+LVL+ED; 9d10+27

Limited Powers
[x] [ ] [ ] [ ] Runes, Potions, etc. (daily)
[x] [ ] Power Stunt (ED 1,2)
[x] Obnoxious Cursed Axe Damage (1/battle)
[ ] Divine Stamina (rchg 11+)
[ ] Armorbreaker (rchg 11+)
[ ] Swordbreaker (rchg 16+)
[x] Dragon's Rend (rchg 16+)
[ ] Mountain Splitter (rchg 16+)
[ ] Gauntlets of Spell Deflection (rchg 16+)
[ ] Belt of Resurgence (rchg 16+)
[ ] Adamant Greaves (rchg 16+)
[ ] Chuulish Reflexes (rchg 11+, chuul)

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