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Look Around You
Jan 19, 2009

You're just lucky my jaw is broken!


You manage to pick a route around the tomb-like seat of Mammon, slogging through the mud flats and swamps until you find a large set of steps, presumably leading to the next Hell. As you appoach though, a great blue dragon--presumably subjugated by Mammon--swoops down, landing on the ground with a great crash, sending great trails of mud splashing up into the air. “Who dares tread upon the ground of the great Lord Mammon? You shall perish for defiling his domain!” it hisses, electricity crackling in it’s very breath. It then beats its wings, taking off again, hovering above ground, ready to engage in combat.

Party: Initiative: 2d20k1+16 36 1d20+17 31 2d20k1+20 40 1d20+28 40 1d20+22 25 1d20+11 28

Dragon: Initiative: 1d20+18 24



Dragon [G19+2]: HP:832 AC/F/R/W: 38/36/33/32 [Resist 20 Thunder/Lightning]

Everyone can move an additional 2 squares as a free action during their first turn

e: Everyone is up!

e2: Terrain notes: green areas on the map are marshes, they are difficult terrain and while you are standing in them you have vulnerable 5 thunder/lightning; grey areas are rocks and are 5 feet high and difficult terrain.

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Wahad
May 19, 2011



Everything by design.



Silenna

Silenna breaks away from the group and circles around the dragon, while her cobra moves up and presses against a rock. The Warden's giant serpentine form lurches up and vomits forth a swarm of snakelings over the hovering dragon, biting at his scales and burrowing into his mind. Before long, the dragon would soon find a new master; Silenna's voice in his mind, telling him to land.

Free: Move to Q17.
Free; Wild Shape to Large Beast. Shift 6 squares to K13-L14. Boots activate for +1 AC/Ref UEOMNT.
Free; Assassin's Shroud on Blue Dragon.
Move; Arthion moves to L22. Silenna moves to E16-F17.
Standard; Infiltrating Drones vs Reflex at 1d20+27=30. Miss, but invoke Elven Accuracy for a reroll at 1d20+27=43. Hit for 2d6+15=20 damage. Secondary attack vs Fortitude at 1d20+27=45. Hit, and Blue Dragon is dominated UEOMNT. On his turn, I force him to land at K19-M21. When he does, he'll be in Arthion's aura, meaning he can't gain CA.


pre:
Silenna   						 
HP: 120/125 (0)	        AC:   33 	Passive Insight: 33
Surges: 8/8 (V: 31)	For:  31 	Passive Perception: 35
Initiative: +16		Ref:  34 	Action Points: 1
Speed: 8		Will: 37	        
Languages: Common, Elven                Vision: Low-light

At Will			Encounter			Daily
Assassin's Shroud       [ ] Camouflage Cloak           [ ] Clinging Drones
Chill Wind		[ ] Claws of Retribution       [X] Fazing Fangs
Grasping Claws         	[ ] Constricting Coils	       [ ] Jaws of Ice
Savage Rend             [ ] Darting Viper              [ ] Primal Lion
Wild Shape              [X] Elven Accuracy          
                        [ ] Feywild Sojourn            
                        [X] Infiltrating Drone         
                        [ ] Predator's Flurry
                        [ ] Second Wind
                        [ ] Serpent's Dash
                        [ ] Sudden Bite

Item Powers
[ ] Boots of the Fencing Master (Encounter)
[ ] Diamond Cincture (At-Will)
[ ] Marauder's Armor (Daily)
[ ] Staff of the Serpent (Daily)
[ ] Torc of Power Preservation (Daily)

Conditionals
Boots of the Fencing Master: On shift, you get +1 to AC/Ref UEOYNT. 
Danger Sense: Roll twice for initiative.
Enraged Boar Form: When in beast form, +1 to attack and +2 to damage rolls on charge.
Fey Beast Tamer: CA against enemies in your companion's aura. 
Communicate normally with your companion and other creatures of the same kind.
Magnificent Beast: Can choose to become large when wild shaping to beast form. 
While you are in Large beast form, you get a +2 bonus to damage rolls and speed. 
Marauder's Armor: On charge, you get +3 AC UEOYNT.
Pouncing Form: When using wild shape to change into beast form, you can shift 6 squares.
Primal Resurgence: Once per day, when you become bloodied, you may regain use of a used primal daily power.
Quick Wild Shape: Wild Shape as free action on your turn.
Ruthless Killer: When hitting target with grasping claws, can choose to immobilize.
Immobilize lasts UEOYNT or until you are no longer adjacent.
Serpent Form: When in beast form, you get resist 15 poison and +5 to Stealth.
Snake Fang Action: When you spend an AP to make an attack, 
each target hit by that attack takes 10 ongoing poison damage (save ends).
Staff Expertise: Ranged and Area attacks do not provoke OA. Melee attacks have +1 reach.
Stalking Panther Form: When in beast form, +5 to Stealth and +4 to initiative.
Venom Hand Master: Attacks ignore poison resistance and immunity.
Vicious Advantage: Gain CA against immobilized or slowed targets.
Wild Elf Luck: +1d4 on elven accuracy reroll.
pre:
Watchful Cobra (Fey Beast Companion)
HP: 52/62	        AC:   34
Speed: 8, climb 6	Fort: 34
Initiative: 16          Ref:  36 
Perception: 37          Will: 32

MBA: Melee 1; One Creature; +26 vs AC, Hit: 1d8+10
Aura 1 Enemies in the aura can't gain CA. 

Klingon w Bowl Cut
Apr 1, 2009

Q'pla!


Assassins-Bane, Foe-Ender, Champion of the Moonsea!; Bard|Scholar, War Chanter, Sage of Ages!
Arch-Bard Marcus's PDF
Arch-Bard Marcus's Orokos sheet

Fear and excitement boil in Marcus's heart in equal measure, and though he rushes to the fore, his thoughts (and magic) are with those to the rear, protecting them from the dragon's sight.

Free: Shift to Q-20
Move: L-20
Standard: Deflect Attention
Deflect Attention Cha vs. Will: 1d20+24 33
Deflect Attention Damage: 2d6+11 20 Psychic damage

In addition, either I or an ally in 10 squares becomes invisible to the target until end of my next turn. Giving it to Gladys


pre:
Marcus   						 
HP: 126/132 (00 temp)	AC:   36 	Passive Insight: 42
Surges: 12/12 (V: 33)	For:  34 	Passive Perception: 25
Initiative: +11		Ref:  34
Speed: 6		Will: 39	Action Points: 1        
Languages: All of them                  Vision: Normal

At Will			Encounter			Daily
Vicious Mockery         [ ] Use Vulnerability           [ ] Verse of Triumph
Staggering Note		[ ] Words of Friendship         [ ] Wail of Anguish    
Wail of Anguish Attack  [ ]  [ ]  [ ]  Majestic Word	[ ] Increasing the Tempo     
                        [x] Deflect Attention           [ ] Visions of Victory
                        [ ] Victorious Smite            [ ] Song of Courage
                        [ ] Earthquake Strike           [ ] Despana's Strategem
                        [ ] Word of Vulnerability       [ ] Echoing Steps
                        [ ] Second Wind                 [ ] Veil
                        [ ] Battle Chant
                                                        [ ] Lessons of History
                                                        [ ] Haste
MBA: Lilting Songblade +4, +27 attack, 2d8+7 damage
Crits: +4d10
Item Powers
[ ] Lilting Songblade (Daily)
[ ] ESP Medallion (Encounter)
[ ] Vortex Shield (Daily)
[ ] Adamantine Hide Gloves (Daily)
[x] Circlet of Mental Onslaught (Daily)
[ ] Dwarven Greaves (Daily)

Conditionals
Resists: 1 all
Saves: None, alas
Danger Sense: Roll twice for initiative.
Virtue of Valor: Once per round when an ally within 5 squares bloodies or drops an enemy to 0 HP,  Marcus can 
spend a free action to give that ally 10 temp HP, and he gains the same amount.
Agile Opportunist: When Marcus is subjected to forced movement into a square adjacent to an enemy, he can 
make an MBA as an immediate reaction.
Opportunistic Withdrawal: Moving doesn't provoke an OA from enemies Marcus has CA against.
Resourceful Leader: When an ally Marcus can see spends an action point, their extra action gains +7 damage on a 
hit or adds 7 temp HP on a miss.
Inspire by Example: When Marcus spends an action point, allies within 5 squares gain +5 to attack and 
damage rolls until EOMNT.
Adamantine Hide Gloves: When Marcus spends an action point, his melee attacks deal 5 extra thunder 
damage until the end of the encounter.
Inspire by Deed Marcus can spend 2 action points per encounter, instead of 1.
Saving Breath: Targets of Majestic Word gain +5 to their next saving throw.
Majestic Rescue: Targets of Majestic Word can make a saving throw.
Supreme Majesty: Marcus can target 2 allies with Majestic Word instead of 1.
Vortex Shield: Immediate interrupt when targeted with a burst or blast attack. The enemy takes 
-4 on the attack roll against all other targets in the burst or blast.
Lesser Ring of Feather Fall: Marcus takes no damage from falls.
Dwarven Greaves: Immediate interrupt when hit by a power that has a push, pull, or slide effect. Marcus 
negates the forced movement.
Potion Bandolier: Marcus can hold 6 potions, and retrieving them from the belt is a free action.
Battle Song Expertise: Marcus adds +1 to the number of squares he can push, pull, and slide creatures.

Klingon w Bowl Cut fucked around with this message at Jan 6, 2018 around 01:44

Doomykins
Jun 28, 2008

Didn't you mean to ask about flowers?



Saint Gladys - PDF - Reference

Turned ethereal, Gladys waits until the perfect moment to scold the massive Dragon! Her voice carries with it the haughty reprimand of both the divine and the Draconic, spoken in the lizard's own tongue. <"Oh Great Wyrm, reduced to servant, robbed of pride and agency by vile worm!"> There was a fine art to brandying the term worm around wyrms, but Gladys was up to the challenge! <"Doth thy heart not ache, and if false, doth thy soul not scream, to suffer such shame?! Repent, and if thine actions art good in thine own eyes, recognize that thine sniveling nature could never be adequate for one eternal!"> As before, Gladys' buffeting reproach carries with it the weight of Heaven... and thanks to Marcus, a touch of the spooky and mysterious, as though Tiamat herself had cast her disdain upon this blue! (Doesn't happen due to interrupt, see next turn!)

(This occurs at the end of this Initiative Block, after the Dragon is moved by the Dominate but before it acts after that! The Vuln 10 will be for all PCs to take advantage of next round!)

Move: Move to R21.
Delay Turn: Gladys delays turn until the Dragon is moved by Silenna, putting it within 5 squares of her. (This will move me into the next initiative block and I effectively give up a turn.)
Standard: Remorse vs Will misses by 2. Terrifying Insight Reroll misses. With Invisibility granted by Marcus, first roll will hit due to CA. Dragon is Dazed UEOMNT and has Vulnerable 10 UEOMNT. If Allies within N20, N21, N22 or M22 or L22 need it, they can also use a Surge due to this being a Burst 1 and affecting those squares.

pre:
Saint Gladys of Sune  						 
HP: 128/128 THP: 0  	AC:	38	Passive Insight: 34
Surges: 10/10 (V: 32)	For:	33	Passive Perception: 27
Initiative: +20		Ref:	32	Action Points: 1
Speed: 6		Will:	39      Vision: Low-light
Languages: Common, Elven, Dwarven, Giant, Draconic, Goblin	

At Will			Encounter	           Daily
Astral Seal             [ ] Second Wind            [ ] Word of Comfort
Sacred Flame            [ ] Hymn of Resurgence     [ ] Dismissal
Change Armor            [ ] Remorse                [ ] Stream of Life
                        [ ] Sever the Source       [ ] Radiant Armor
                        [ ] Prophecy of Doom       [ ] Brilliant Censure
                        [X] [ ] [ ] Healing Word   [ ] Good Omens
                        [ ] Healer's Mercy(Ch)     [ ] Moment of Peace
                        OR                         [X] Hammer of Fate [X]
                        [ ] Favor of the Gods(Ch)  [ ] Diabolic Soul [ ] Wrath
                        [ ] Shining Symbol         [ ] Divine Armor
                        [ ] Divine Favor(I)        [ ] Gloves of Healing(I)
                                                   [ ] Calling(I)
                                                   [ ] Flight(I)
                                                   [ ] Sovereign(I)
                                                   [ ] Timeless(I)
                                                   [ ] Guardian(I)
                                                   [ ] Respite(I)
                                                   [ ] Sustenance(I)

Healing Word: Surge + 8d6 + 1d6(1) + 9
Healing Surges: +5 Healer's Implement, +3d6+4 Pacifist Healer, +1d6 Healer's Gloves(One Target)
Target Gains: +2 Attack, +6 Defenses against next attack, then +2 Defenses USOMNT
Last Legion Officer: When Ally Heals off spent Surge, Shift 1 or gain +2 AC/Reflex USONT

Implement: +25, +27(Astral Seal), +1 vs Bloodied, Crits +5d6
Melee: +21, 2d4+7     Ranged: +15

Passives:
Resists: Fire 15, Necrotic 21
Foresight: Allies within 5 cannot be surprised. Rolls Initiative twice.
Prophetic Action: Action Point grants a Move Action for a different round.
Terrifying Insight: Roll twice against Will. If both miss, Daze self UEOMNT.
Ordained: Adjacent Allies get +1 to Saves.
Saintly Grace: Cannot be Dominated. Dominates only Daze.
Pacifist: If damaging a Bloodied enemy, Stun self UEOMNT.
Superior Will: Save at start of turn to undo Save/Daze.
Focused Mind: +4 to Saves against Stun/Daze.
Eye of Judgement: Roll twice on Insight.
Saving Grace: On Save Success, forgo the Save to let an Ally within 5 Save at +7.
Supreme Healing: Healing Word targets two.
H. Symbol Expertise: After using Implement Attack, cannot grant CA USOMNT.
Ring of Flight: No Fall Damage, always land on feet.

Doomykins fucked around with this message at Jan 12, 2018 around 15:35

Melchiresa
Jun 21, 2006

Nice guy.
Tries hard.
Loves hot dogs The Game.




Merritt draws his sword and unfurls his wings in one coordinated motion. He charges forth to gain a running start and takes off in flight, meeting the beast directly in the air. He lands a solid stab into the dragon's chest and bellows "creature! You shall be dealt swift and painful justice by the hand of Torm himself! By my hand, your destruction cometh!" He removes his blade and returns the ground, hopefully to continue his assault. As he awaits the beast, he declares "Justice shall roll forth like a river, and righteousness a never-ending stream!"

Minor: Manifest wings
Move: to I 21 +2
Standard: Castigating Strike vs AC: 1d20+28 47 3d12+16 38 Crit! 52 + Critical damage: 3d12+5d6 48 = 100 target is marked by Divine Sanction UEOMNT
Free: Lawbreaker's Doom: until end of encounter whenever I hit the target with an attack, I deal +4 extra damage and target is slowed UEOMNT

pre:
Merritt Carlisle   						 
HP: 151/151 (THP:)		AC:  38		Passive Insight: 33
Surges: 11/13 (V: 42)		Fort: 36	Passive Perception: 26
Initiative: +17			Ref:  32	Action Points: 1
Speed: 6 (Fly 8)		Will: 34	Vision: normal
Languages: Common, Elven, Supernal

Resists/Immunities
Resist 15 Fire, Resist 15 Radiant
Immune to fear

Basic Attacks
MBA: 1d20+28; 2d12+16

Powers

At-Will
Divine Challenge		Holy Strike			Ardent Strike

Encounter
[ ] Action Point		[ ] Second Wind			[ ] Heroic Effort
[ ] Channel Divinity		[ ] Virtue			[ ] Shield of Discipline
[ ] Benediction			[ ] Red Death			[ ] Guardian's Counter
[ x ] Lawbreaker's Doom		[ ] Dispensed Justice		[ x ] Castigating Strike
[ ] Mark of Terror		[ ] Strength from Valor		[ ] Battle Awareness

Daily
4/4 Virtue's Touch		[ ] Divine Aegis		[ ] Avatar of Undaunted Bravery
[ ] Wheel of Fate		[ ] Blood Oath Fulfilled

Item Powers
[ ] Sacrificial Fullblade +5 (Daily)
[ ] Dwarven Legion Plate Armor +5 (Daily)
[ ] Amulet of Life +4 (Encounter)
[ ] Helm of Teleportation (Encounter)

Reactions
Divine Challenge: Target takes 17 radiant damage first time per round
	that it targets any of my allies with an attack power that doesn't include
	me
Divine Sanction: Target takes 10 radiant damage first time per round
	that it targets any of my allies with an attack power that doesn't include
	me
Battle Awareness: 1/encounter make imm. interrupt MBA against adjacent
	enemy that shifts or doesn't include me in attack
Guardian's Counter: An ally within 2sq of me is hit by an attack and I'm
	not included in the attack: The ally and I shift up to 2 sq as a free
	action, swapping positions. I become the target of the triggering attack,
	in place of the ally. After the attack is resolved, I can make a BA against
	the attacker
Benediction: An ally within 5sq hits with a melee attack: The target can
	either spend a healing surge or make two damaage rolls for the attack
	and use either result

Class/Path/Destiny Features
Guardian: Choose one creature to be my bonded charge. If an enemy attacks
	them, I gain +1 to attack against them USO the enemies NT.
Immobilizing Action: WHen you take an action point to attack a
	lawbreaker's doom target, immobilize target on hit
Strenght of Conviction: Gain 10 + StrMod (7) THP when I reduce
	lawbreaker's doom target to 0 hp
Angelic Nature:

Feats
Two-Handed Weapon Expertise: +3 to damage on charge attacks
Heavy Blade Mastery: Crit with heavy blade weapon on 19-20
Bitter Challenge: Divine Challenge damage slows target UEONT
Mighty Challenge: Divine Challenge adds +Str mod radiant damage
Weakening Challenge: Weaken target for the attack when it takes damage
	from divine challenge or divine sanction
World Serpent's Grasp: Knock slowed or immobilized targets prone on hit
Superior Will: Make saving throw to end stunned or dazed at start of turn
	even if not (save ends) effect
Honored Foe: Gain Wis mod THP when enemy marked by divine challenge or
	divine sanction damages me
Resurgent Attack: Gain +2 to next attack before EONT after I spend
	healing surge
Virtuous Recovery: Gain resist Wis (4) all USONT when spending healing 	surge

Melchiresa fucked around with this message at Jan 15, 2018 around 05:43

Thanatosian
Apr 16, 2013

Angrier, Bitterer Man


Grimey Drawer


Iada Kilcis -- Character Sheet PDF

Iada glides across the churned, muddy ground, pulling her sword free and gathering green, hellish fire around it before using it to blast the blue dragon.

Minor action: Curse the dragon.
Move Action: Move to J20
Standard Action: Hellish Rebuke on Mammon's Dragon (vs. Reflex): 1d20+26 41
Hellish Rebuke damage on Mammon's Dragon: 2d6+3d8+17 39 fire damage

Mammon's Dragon is cursed, and if Iada takes damage BEOMNT, Mammon's Dragon will take 2d6+12 fire damage

pre:

HP: 139/139	AC:	39	Passive Insight: 21
Surges: 16/16 (V: 34)	For:	36	Passive Perception: 21
Initiative: +22		Ref:	33	Action Points: 1
Speed: 6		Will:	36      Vision: Low-light
Languages: Common, Deep Speech, Chondathan	

At Will			Encounter				Daily
Eldritch Strike		[ ] Blade of Nightmares		[ ] Kalak's Burning Sands
Ardent Strike		[ ] Valorous Smite     		[ ] Knight's Defiance
Divine Challenge	[ ] Warlock's Wrath		[ ] Corona of Blinding Radiance
Warlock's Curse		[ ] Touch of Command		[ ] Hellforged Blade
Hellish Rebuke		[ ] Castigating Strike		[ ] Vengeful Vigilance
Dark One's Blessing	[ ] Thirsting Tendrils		
			[ ] Call of Challenge			
			[ ] Fey Switch			
			[ ] Avernian Challenge			
			[ ] Infuriating Elusiveness		
			[ ] Wrathful Warrior		
			[ ] Second Wind			
						
                        

Item Powers
[ ] Diamond Cincture (At-Will)
[ ] Strikebacks (Encounter)
[ ] Amulet of Life (Encounter)
[ ] Counterstrike Guards (Encounter)
[ ] Flaming Longsword (Daily)
[ ] Ring of Personal Gravity (Daily)
[ ] Ring of Action Reversal (Daily)
[ ] Symbol of the Champion's Code (Daily)
[ ] Dwarven Armor (Daily)

MBA: +29 (+1 opportunity, +1 vs. bloodied) Eldritch Strike, 2d8+22 damage (+3d8 vs. cursed), slide target one square, target is slowed until the start of Iada's next 
turn; swap away from fire as a free action if it's obviously disadvantageous (-1 to-hit, -5 damage)
Crits: +4d6
Divine Challenge:  15 Radiant damage
Divine Sanction:  20 Radiant damage
Hellish Mark: 13 fire damage

Passives:
Resists: Fire 15
Saves:  +8 vs. Daze, Stun, Dominate
Bloodhunt:  Iada gets +1 to attack rolls vs. bloodied enemies
Devout Protector Expertise:  Iada's allies get a +1 shield bonus to AC
Hero's Poise: When Iada succeeds on a save to end an effect, allies within 5 squares gain +8 to their next save until the start of her next turn
Fiery Blood: Whenever Iada takes fire damage from an attack, each adjacent enemy takes 10 fire damage
Superior Will: Iada saves at the start of her turn to undo Stun/Daze.
Hindering Shield:  Whenever Iada pushes, pulls, or slides an enemy, they are slowed until the start of her next turn.
Twofold Pact (Infernal): When an enemy Iada has cursed drops to 0 HP, she gains 21 temp HP
Paladin's Truth: When Iada attacks a creature she has marked, she ignores its resistances and immunities
Weakening Challenge: Whenever a target takes damage from Iada's Divine Challenge/Sanction, they are also weakened on the triggering attack
Haunted Blade 5: When Iada makes an Intimidate check, she rolls twice and uses the best result
Avernian Action: When Iada spends an action point, her attack powers deal 13 extra fire damage until the end of her next turn
Melee Implement: Iada does not provoke attacks of opportunity when using ranged arcane powers
Hellish Mark: Marked enemies take 13 damage when making an attack that doesn't include Iada as a target
Flaming Weapon: Untyped weapon & implement damage dealt by Iada changes to fire damage (can be deactivated with a free action)
Silt Striders: Iada can move across non-solid horizontal surfaces (such as water or silt) as though they were solid ground, and ignore difficult terrain resulting from dirt, sand or silt
Ring of Personal Gravity:  When an effect forces Iada to move through a push, pull, or slide, she moves 1 square less than the effect specifies
Ioun Stone of Allure: Iada gains a +4 item bonus to Charisma ability checks

Mortify
Feb 4, 2005





Arka - PDF

Not feeling any need to move closer to the dragon, Arka calmly plucks two arrows from her quiver and knocks them. As Marcus, Silenna, Iada and Merritt - an angel of vengeance! - draw the beast's attention, Arka looses both arrows, each finding purchase in the softer skin between scales in the dragon's neck. Having gathered the measure of her prey, she summons Sehanine's mercy for the beast, and pulls another two arrows for immediate delivery. The first arrow strikes her previous wound in the neck and its twin follows a hairsbreadth away, sinking deep into dragon flesh.

She nods to herself as she pulls yet more arrows, zeroing in her next shot.
  • Reaction: Combined Fire (proc via Marcus's attack) - Combined Fire vs AC: 1d20+30 45 3d12+25 == 49 damage
  • Minor: Hunter's Quarry
  • Minor: Raven Queen's Shroud - can reroll 1 damage die per turn.
  • Standard: Twin Strike vs AC: 2#1d20+31 50 - crit and 51 - crit
  • Damage Breakdown for Twin Strike:
  • --Crit 1 + Sneak Attack - 41 + Crit 1 + Sneak Attack: 10d6+16 51 + Raven Queen Reroll (one of the 1s): 1d6 5 (+4) == 95 damage
  • --Crit 2 - 41 + Crit 2: 5d6+16 37 == 78 damage
  • --Quarry - 3d6 14 damage
  • Total Damage for turn: == 236 damage
  • Quarries: Blue Dragon

Accidentally rerolled a weapon die before I remembered I crit on 19

pre:
Arka

HP : 130/130 (THP: 32)  Passive Insight    :  28     Defense Sets :  AC/FT/RF/WI
Surges : 10/10 ( V:32 ) Passive Perception :  35     1 Base          38/35/37/35
Initiative : +28        Vision :  Darkvision         2 Range >= 5    42/39/41/39
Speed : 10 (Fly 6)                                   3 Adjacent      40/37/39/37
Action Points : [0]                                  4 OAs           42/37/39/37

At Will
Twin Strike         Nimble Strike         Hunter's Quarry
Nature's Mask

Encounter
[ ] Manticore Spikes       [ ] Pinning Strike       [ ] Pounding Barrage
[ ] Guidance of the Past   [x] Combined Fire        [ ] Invigorating Stride
[ ] Resume the Hunt        [ ] Archer's Glory       [ ] Second Wind
[ ] Sneak Attack

Daily
[ ] Attacks on the Run     [ ] Confounding Arrows   [ ] Unrestrained Aggression
[ ] Quarry's Bane          [ ] Howling Winds        [ ] Stealthy Escape

Items:
[x] Raven Queen's Shroud (Encounter, Minor)
[ ] Raven Queen's Shroud (Daily, Minor)
[ ] Premonition Ring (Daily, No Action)
[ ] Boots of Dancing (Daily, Minor)
[ ] Ioun's Revelation (Daily, Minor)
[ ] Sehanine's Mark (Daily, Reaction)
[ ] Bracers of Archery (Daily, Minor)
[ ] Gloaming Armor (Encounter, Standard)
[ ] Unfettered Thieves' Tools (Daily, Standard)

Passives:  
Elusive      :  +2 saves vs. immob, restrain, slow, and escape
Timeless     :  Count as Fey, Shapechanger, Magical Beast, Humanoid, Shadow type
Hunter's Aim :  Ignore cover and concealment vs. Quarry targets
Willful      :  Saves vs. Daze/Stun at start of turn
Dancing      :  Do not grant CA when dazed
Archer       :  Can designate 6 Quarries, gain CA vs. Isolated, Deaf, Immob, Slow or Weakened
Work in progress...

Mortify fucked around with this message at Jan 9, 2018 around 17:12

Look Around You
Jan 19, 2009

You're just lucky my jaw is broken!


The dragon hisses as it is torn into by your attacks, though it is able to shake off Silenna's domination before acting. It flies up even higher off the ground and away from the group of enemies and breathes out a stream of pure lightning, arcing to Merritt, Arka and Gladys. Though they are able to dodge the majority of the attack, they still get hit with some of the shock. It then lets out a loud roar, causing a great thunderous clap in the cluster of its foes. Damaging Iada causes the dragon to feel her rebuke, and the pain bloodies the dragon, which only seems to embolden its resolve. It lets out another breath attack, again targeting Merritt, Arka and Gladys. The dragon roars again, half in pain and half from endorphins, "Fools, Agenel shall not fall today. Mammon shall give me strength!"

Off Turn: Instinctive Lightning - The dragon can fly up to its speed and use Lightning Burst. This movement does not provoke OAs. If the dragon cannot use a free action to make this attack due to a dominating or stunning effect, then that effect ends instead of the dragon making the attack. Dominate effect is cleansed
Move: Fly to F23+8
Standard: Breath Weapon vs Reflex (Merritt, Arka, Gladys): 3#1d20+25 26 36 26 4d12+17 35 Lightning - Hit: target is Dazed (save ends) Miss: Half damage (misses all three)
Action Point: Thunderclap vs Fortitude (Silenna, Iada, Merritt, Marcus, Arthion): 5#1d20+25 41 45 40 31 26 4d6+12 30 Thunder - Hit: Target is stunned UEOMNT Miss: Half damage, target is dazed UEOMNT (Hits: Silenna, Iada [crit for 36], Merritt; Misses: Marcus, Arthion)
Take Hellish Rebuke Damage: 2d6+12 17 damage, becoming bloodied
Bloodied Breath: Trigger: the dragon is first bloodied Effect: (free action): Breath Weapon recharges, and the dragon uses it. Breath Weapon vs Reflex (Merritt, Arka, Gladys): 3#1d20+25 40 32 35 4d12+17 55 Lightning - Hit: The target is Dazed (save ends), Miss: Half Damage (Hits: Merritt, Gladys [hits Gladys because the attack is a Close Burst 20 that affects 3 creatures])



Agenel: [F23+8]: HP:400/832 AC/F/R/W: 38/36/33/32 [Resist 20 Thunder/Lightning, bloodied]

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Thanatosian
Apr 16, 2013

Angrier, Bitterer Man


Grimey Drawer


Iada Kilcis -- Character Sheet PDF

Iada is battered to the ground, stepping in front of Marcus to take the full force of the creature's initial blast, but that leaves her stunned and helpless, able to do nothing but watch as the monster's relentless attacks batter at her allies. Iada utters an angry prayer to Selune, for the first time in front of her allies emitting the soft glow of a silver aura--nowhere as bright as Merritt's or Gladys', but greatly effective at clearing the mental cobwebs holding her allies hostage. With her head clear, Iada rushes to the far side of dragon, shouting the few words she knows of draconic (all vulgarities) as she unleashes a slew of dark, glowing, green tentacles from her sword. In spite of the arcane power behind them, the dragon shrugs off the effects.

Free Action: Saving throw vs. Mammon's Dragon Stun: 1d20+8 21 Merritt, Silenna, Arthion, and Marcus get a +8 bonus on saving throws BSO Iada's NT
Minor action: Divine Challenge on Agenel
Move Action: Move to E24
Standard Action: Thirsting Tendrils v. Agenel (Fort): 1d20+26 28 Miss



pre:

HP: 103/139	AC:	39	Passive Insight: 21
Surges: 16/16 (V: 34)	For:	36	Passive Perception: 21
Initiative: +22		Ref:	33	Action Points: 1
Speed: 6		Will:	36      Vision: Low-light
Languages: Common, Deep Speech, Chondathan	

At Will			Encounter				Daily
Eldritch Strike		[ ] Blade of Nightmares		[ ] Kalak's Burning Sands
Ardent Strike		[ ] Valorous Smite     		[ ] Knight's Defiance
Divine Challenge	[ ] Warlock's Wrath		[ ] Corona of Blinding Radiance
Warlock's Curse		[ ] Touch of Command		[ ] Hellforged Blade
Hellish Rebuke		[ ] Castigating Strike		[ ] Vengeful Vigilance
Dark One's Blessing	[ X ] Thirsting Tendrils		
			[ ] Call of Challenge			
			[ ] Fey Switch			
			[ ] Avernian Challenge			
			[ ] Infuriating Elusiveness		
			[ ] Wrathful Warrior		
			[ ] Second Wind			
						
                        

Item Powers
[ ] Diamond Cincture (At-Will)
[ ] Strikebacks (Encounter)
[ ] Amulet of Life (Encounter)
[ ] Counterstrike Guards (Encounter)
[ ] Flaming Longsword (Daily)
[ ] Ring of Personal Gravity (Daily)
[ ] Ring of Action Reversal (Daily)
[ ] Symbol of the Champion's Code (Daily)
[ ] Dwarven Armor (Daily)

MBA: +29 (+1 opportunity, +1 vs. bloodied) Eldritch Strike, 2d8+22 damage (+3d8 vs. cursed), slide target one square, target is slowed until the start of Iada's next 
turn; swap away from fire as a free action if it's obviously disadvantageous (-1 to-hit, -5 damage)
Crits: +4d6
Divine Challenge:  15 Radiant damage
Divine Sanction:  20 Radiant damage
Hellish Mark: 13 fire damage

Passives:
Resists: Fire 15
Saves:  +8 vs. Daze, Stun, Dominate
Bloodhunt:  Iada gets +1 to attack rolls vs. bloodied enemies
Devout Protector Expertise:  Iada's allies get a +1 shield bonus to AC
Hero's Poise: When Iada succeeds on a save to end an effect, allies within 5 squares gain +8 to their next save until the start of her next turn
Fiery Blood: Whenever Iada takes fire damage from an attack, each adjacent enemy takes 10 fire damage
Superior Will: Iada saves at the start of her turn to undo Stun/Daze.
Hindering Shield:  Whenever Iada pushes, pulls, or slides an enemy, they are slowed until the start of her next turn.
Twofold Pact (Infernal): When an enemy Iada has cursed drops to 0 HP, she gains 21 temp HP
Paladin's Truth: When Iada attacks a creature she has marked, she ignores its resistances and immunities
Weakening Challenge: Whenever a target takes damage from Iada's Divine Challenge/Sanction, they are also weakened on the triggering attack
Haunted Blade 5: When Iada makes an Intimidate check, she rolls twice and uses the best result
Avernian Action: When Iada spends an action point, her attack powers deal 13 extra fire damage until the end of her next turn
Melee Implement: Iada does not provoke attacks of opportunity when using ranged arcane powers
Hellish Mark: Marked enemies take 13 damage when making an attack that doesn't include Iada as a target
Flaming Weapon: Untyped weapon & implement damage dealt by Iada changes to fire damage (can be deactivated with a free action)
Silt Striders: Iada can move across non-solid horizontal surfaces (such as water or silt) as though they were solid ground, and ignore difficult terrain resulting from dirt, sand or silt
Ring of Personal Gravity:  When an effect forces Iada to move through a push, pull, or slide, she moves 1 square less than the effect specifies
Ioun Stone of Allure: Iada gains a +4 item bonus to Charisma ability checks

Doomykins
Jun 28, 2008

Didn't you mean to ask about flowers?



Saint Gladys - PDF - Reference

Foiled in her rebuke, Gladys calmly recites a litany to Sune and undoes much of the havoc, striding closer and watching their flying foe.

Superior Will: Save with an 11(+4 Feat).
Minor: Healing Word on Self for 60 and Merrit for 46 + His Surge. We gain +2 Attack, +6 Defenses against next attack, then +2 Defenses USOMNT and choice of Shift 1 or gain +2 AC/Reflex USONT.
Free: Shift to T21.

(Out of range for now.)

Delaying Turn with Standard and Move until Dragon is forced closer or somebody needs assistance.


pre:
Saint Gladys of Sune  						 
HP: 116/128 THP: 0  	AC:	38	Passive Insight: 34
Surges: 10/10 (V: 32)	For:	33	Passive Perception: 27
Initiative: +20		Ref:	32	Action Points: 1
Speed: 6		Will:	39      Vision: Low-light
Languages: Common, Elven, Dwarven, Giant, Draconic, Goblin	

At Will			Encounter	           Daily
Astral Seal             [ ] Second Wind            [ ] Word of Comfort
Sacred Flame            [ ] Hymn of Resurgence     [ ] Dismissal
Change Armor            [ ] Remorse                [ ] Stream of Life
                        [ ] Sever the Source       [ ] Radiant Armor
                        [ ] Prophecy of Doom       [ ] Brilliant Censure
                        [X] [ ] [ ] Healing Word   [ ] Good Omens
                        [ ] Healer's Mercy(Ch)     [ ] Moment of Peace
                        OR                         [X] Hammer of Fate [X]
                        [ ] Favor of the Gods(Ch)  [ ] Diabolic Soul [ ] Wrath
                        [ ] Shining Symbol         [ ] Divine Armor
                        [ ] Divine Favor(I)        [ ] Gloves of Healing(I)
                                                   [ ] Calling(I)
                                                   [ ] Flight(I)
                                                   [ ] Sovereign(I)
                                                   [ ] Timeless(I)
                                                   [ ] Guardian(I)
                                                   [ ] Respite(I)
                                                   [ ] Sustenance(I)

Healing Word: Surge + 8d6 + 1d6(1) + 9
Healing Surges: +5 Healer's Implement, +3d6+4 Pacifist Healer, +1d6 Healer's Gloves(One Target)
Target Gains: +2 Attack, +6 Defenses against next attack, then +2 Defenses USOMNT
Last Legion Officer: When Ally Heals off spent Surge, Shift 1 or gain +2 AC/Reflex USONT

Implement: +25, +27(Astral Seal), +1 vs Bloodied, Crits +5d6
Melee: +21, 2d4+7     Ranged: +15

Passives:
Resists: Fire 15, Necrotic 21
Foresight: Allies within 5 cannot be surprised. Rolls Initiative twice.
Prophetic Action: Action Point grants a Move Action for a different round.
Terrifying Insight: Roll twice against Will. If both miss, Daze self UEOMNT.
Ordained: Adjacent Allies get +1 to Saves.
Saintly Grace: Cannot be Dominated. Dominates only Daze.
Pacifist: If damaging a Bloodied enemy, Stun self UEOMNT.
Superior Will: Save at start of turn to undo Save/Daze.
Focused Mind: +4 to Saves against Stun/Daze.
Eye of Judgement: Roll twice on Insight.
Saving Grace: On Save Success, forgo the Save to let an Ally within 5 Save at +7.
Supreme Healing: Healing Word targets two.
H. Symbol Expertise: After using Implement Attack, cannot grant CA USOMNT.
Ring of Flight: No Fall Damage, always land on feet.

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Klingon w Bowl Cut
Apr 1, 2009

Q'pla!


Assassins-Bane, Foe-Ender, Champion of the Moonsea!; Bard|Scholar, War Chanter, Sage of Ages!
Arch-Bard Marcus's PDF
Arch-Bard Marcus's Orokos sheet

"I'll tell you what's an agon-el," Marcus shouts as he glares defiantly up at the beast. "Listening to your arrogant hubris!"

Unfortunately, the comeback is too lame to have an effect on the dragon's psyche.

Move: None, Dazed
Standard: Vicious Mockery on Agenel
Vicious Mockery vs. Will: 1d20+24 29 Miss!
Minor: None, Dazed


pre:
Marcus   						 
HP: 126/132 (00 temp)	AC:   36 	Passive Insight: 42
Surges: 12/12 (V: 33)	For:  34 	Passive Perception: 25
Initiative: +11		Ref:  34
Speed: 6		Will: 39	Action Points: 1        
Languages: All of them                  Vision: Normal

At Will			Encounter			Daily
Vicious Mockery         [ ] Use Vulnerability           [ ] Verse of Triumph
Staggering Note		[ ] Words of Friendship         [ ] Wail of Anguish    
Wail of Anguish Attack  [ ]  [ ]  [ ]  Majestic Word	[ ] Increasing the Tempo     
                        [x] Deflect Attention           [ ] Visions of Victory
                        [ ] Victorious Smite            [ ] Song of Courage
                        [ ] Earthquake Strike           [ ] Despana's Strategem
                        [ ] Word of Vulnerability       [ ] Echoing Steps
                        [ ] Second Wind                 [ ] Veil
                        [ ] Battle Chant
                                                        [ ] Lessons of History
                                                        [ ] Haste
MBA: Lilting Songblade +4, +27 attack, 2d8+7 damage
Crits: +4d10
Item Powers
[ ] Lilting Songblade (Daily)
[ ] ESP Medallion (Encounter)
[ ] Vortex Shield (Daily)
[ ] Adamantine Hide Gloves (Daily)
[x] Circlet of Mental Onslaught (Daily)
[ ] Dwarven Greaves (Daily)

Conditionals
Resists: 1 all
Saves: None, alas
Danger Sense: Roll twice for initiative.
Virtue of Valor: Once per round when an ally within 5 squares bloodies or drops an enemy to 0 HP,  Marcus can 
spend a free action to give that ally 10 temp HP, and he gains the same amount.
Agile Opportunist: When Marcus is subjected to forced movement into a square adjacent to an enemy, he can 
make an MBA as an immediate reaction.
Opportunistic Withdrawal: Moving doesn't provoke an OA from enemies Marcus has CA against.
Resourceful Leader: When an ally Marcus can see spends an action point, their extra action gains +7 damage on a 
hit or adds 7 temp HP on a miss.
Inspire by Example: When Marcus spends an action point, allies within 5 squares gain +5 to attack and 
damage rolls until EOMNT.
Adamantine Hide Gloves: When Marcus spends an action point, his melee attacks deal 5 extra thunder 
damage until the end of the encounter.
Inspire by Deed Marcus can spend 2 action points per encounter, instead of 1.
Saving Breath: Targets of Majestic Word gain +5 to their next saving throw.
Majestic Rescue: Targets of Majestic Word can make a saving throw.
Supreme Majesty: Marcus can target 2 allies with Majestic Word instead of 1.
Vortex Shield: Immediate interrupt when targeted with a burst or blast attack. The enemy takes 
-4 on the attack roll against all other targets in the burst or blast.
Lesser Ring of Feather Fall: Marcus takes no damage from falls.
Dwarven Greaves: Immediate interrupt when hit by a power that has a push, pull, or slide effect. Marcus 
negates the forced movement.
Potion Bandolier: Marcus can hold 6 potions, and retrieving them from the belt is a free action.
Battle Song Expertise: Marcus adds +1 to the number of squares he can push, pull, and slide creatures.

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Wahad
May 19, 2011



Everything by design.



Silenna

Silenna shakes the stunning blast just as easily as the dragon took his mind back. As long as the great beast was in the air, she would be unable to do much; so like Arthion, she circled around a rock, her form disappearing against the mud. The serpent was ready to pounce when the prey was within reach; but until then, she would wait and see.

Free: Superior Will Save at 1d20+8=27. No longer stunned.
Free; Assassin's Shroud on Blue Dragon.
Move; Arthion moves to L26. Silenna moves to F13-G14.
Minor: Camouflage Cloak: Silenna becomes invisible UEONT or until she moves.

Readied Action:
Trigger: Agenel descends to 4 squares or less above the battlefield, within 10 squares of Silenna
Effect: Charge to 2 squares away from Agenel with Grasping Claws at 1d20+31=42. Hit for 2d8+4d6+1d10+31=61 and Agenel is slowed UEOMNT.


pre:
Silenna   						 
HP: 90/125 (0)	        AC:   33 	Passive Insight: 33
Surges: 8/8 (V: 31)	For:  31 	Passive Perception: 35
Initiative: +16		Ref:  34 	Action Points: 1
Speed: 8		Will: 37	        
Languages: Common, Elven                Vision: Low-light

At Will			Encounter			Daily
Assassin's Shroud       [X] Camouflage Cloak           [ ] Clinging Drones
Chill Wind		[ ] Claws of Retribution       [X] Fazing Fangs
Grasping Claws         	[ ] Constricting Coils	       [ ] Jaws of Ice
Savage Rend             [ ] Darting Viper              [ ] Primal Lion
Wild Shape              [X] Elven Accuracy          
                        [ ] Feywild Sojourn            
                        [X] Infiltrating Drone         
                        [ ] Predator's Flurry
                        [ ] Second Wind
                        [ ] Serpent's Dash
                        [ ] Sudden Bite

Item Powers
[ ] Boots of the Fencing Master (Encounter)
[ ] Diamond Cincture (At-Will)
[ ] Marauder's Armor (Daily)
[ ] Staff of the Serpent (Daily)
[ ] Torc of Power Preservation (Daily)

Conditionals
Boots of the Fencing Master: On shift, you get +1 to AC/Ref UEOYNT. 
Danger Sense: Roll twice for initiative.
Enraged Boar Form: When in beast form, +1 to attack and +2 to damage rolls on charge.
Fey Beast Tamer: CA against enemies in your companion's aura. 
Communicate normally with your companion and other creatures of the same kind.
Magnificent Beast: Can choose to become large when wild shaping to beast form. 
While you are in Large beast form, you get a +2 bonus to damage rolls and speed. 
Marauder's Armor: On charge, you get +3 AC UEOYNT.
Pouncing Form: When using wild shape to change into beast form, you can shift 6 squares.
Primal Resurgence: Once per day, when you become bloodied, you may regain use of a used primal daily power.
Quick Wild Shape: Wild Shape as free action on your turn.
Ruthless Killer: When hitting target with grasping claws, can choose to immobilize.
Immobilize lasts UEOYNT or until you are no longer adjacent.
Serpent Form: When in beast form, you get resist 15 poison and +5 to Stealth.
Snake Fang Action: When you spend an AP to make an attack, 
each target hit by that attack takes 10 ongoing poison damage (save ends).
Staff Expertise: Ranged and Area attacks do not provoke OA. Melee attacks have +1 reach.
Stalking Panther Form: When in beast form, +5 to Stealth and +4 to initiative.
Venom Hand Master: Attacks ignore poison resistance and immunity.
Vicious Advantage: Gain CA against immobilized or slowed targets.
Wild Elf Luck: +1d4 on elven accuracy reroll.
pre:
Watchful Cobra (Fey Beast Companion)
HP: 37/62	        AC:   34
Speed: 8, climb 6	Fort: 34
Initiative: 16          Ref:  36 
Perception: 37          Will: 32

MBA: Melee 1; One Creature; +26 vs AC, Hit: 1d8+10
Aura 1 Enemies in the aura can't gain CA. 

Mortify
Feb 4, 2005





Arka - PDF

Turning her shoulder to blunt Agenel's static breath, Arka chides the dragon with a simple, "Tch."

Arrows set in her bow, she aims at a nonsensical position - directly into the ground? Her shadow lengthens, flattens impossibly, and when it touches Agenel's it snaps with a leathery pop, tearing the slight elven woman into a million black scraps. Instantly from atop Agenel, a shadow Arka rises, her colors coming up to full in the same instant the arrows are released, stabbing themselves into the tendons connecting dragon to wing! Seizing the moment, she pulls another two arrows and lets them fly into the same spot, hoping to drive the insult home.

Powerful winds form around the archer, pushing the dragon down toward her allies, hopefully into range for their attacks.

"One dragon! Coming down!" she yells downward with the enthusiasm of a farm girl bringing a prize pig home for slaughter.
-----
  • Minor: Raven Queen's Shroud Daily - Arka teleports adjacent (her choice) to her Raven marked target - G24, atop the dragon
  • Free: Guidance of the Past - can reroll 1 attack roll, if it matches, I'm dazed - for ease I'm rerolling lowest, if I end up with matching low numbers, I'll be dazed
  • Standard: Pounding Barrage vs AC: 4#1d20+33 52 - crit 53 - crit 38 42 - hit 3#1d12+35 39 36 45
  • Pounding Barrage Damage: 94 (2 crits) + 45 (rolled damage) + Pounding 2 hit + 2x Crit + Quarry: 14d6 63+12 (Insight of the Vault) == 169, and Agenel is immobilized (Pounding 3 hit)
  • Free: Able to reuse Guidance of the Past on AP
  • AP: Twin Strike vs AC: 3#1d20+35 37 42 - hit 48 - hit 2#2d12+27 45 39 + Raven Queen: 1d12 12 (+11) == 95 damage
  • Minor Howling Winds - Arka is surrounded by winds, as a Free action once per turn she can slide a creature 6 squares (Wis mod)
  • Free: Agenel is slid downward 6 - ending 2 squares up @ G21-I23, hopefully in range of Silenna's charge.
  • Total Damage for Turn: 264 damage
  • Quarries: Blue Dragon
Damage and accuracy bonuses for being nearest to the target among my allies really add up fast.

pre:
Arka

HP : 84/130 (THP: 00)  Passive Insight    :  28     Defense Sets :  AC/FT/RF/WI
Surges : 10/10 ( V:32 ) Passive Perception :  35     1 Base          38/35/37/35
Initiative : +28        Vision :  Darkvision         2 Range >= 5    42/39/41/39
Speed : 10 (Fly 6)                                   3 Adjacent      40/37/39/37
Action Points : [0]                                  4 OAs           42/37/39/37 (+5 after AP)

At Will
Twin Strike         Nimble Strike         Hunter's Quarry
Nature's Mask

Encounter
[ ] Manticore Spikes       [ ] Pinning Strike       [x] Pounding Barrage
[x] Guidance of the Past   [x] Combined Fire        [ ] Invigorating Stride
[ ] Resume the Hunt        [ ] Archer's Glory       [ ] Second Wind
[x] Sneak Attack

Daily
[ ] Attacks on the Run     [ ] Confounding Arrows   [ ] Unrestrained Aggression
[ ] Quarry's Bane          [x] Howling Winds        [ ] Stealthy Escape

Items:
[x] Raven Queen's Shroud (Encounter, Minor)
[x] Raven Queen's Shroud (Daily, Minor)
[ ] Premonition Ring (Daily, No Action)
[ ] Boots of Dancing (Daily, Minor)
[ ] Ioun's Revelation (Daily, Minor)
[ ] Sehanine's Mark (Daily, Reaction)
[ ] Bracers of Archery (Daily, Minor)
[ ] Gloaming Armor (Encounter, Standard)
[ ] Unfettered Thieves' Tools (Daily, Standard)

Passives:  
Elusive      :  +2 saves vs. immob, restrain, slow, and escape
Timeless     :  Count as Fey, Shapechanger, Magical Beast, Humanoid, Shadow type
Hunter's Aim :  Ignore cover and concealment vs. Quarry targets
Willful      :  Saves vs. Daze/Stun at start of turn
Dancing      :  Do not grant CA when dazed
Archer       :  Can designate 6 Quarries, gain CA vs. Isolated, Deaf, Immob, Slow or Weakened
Work in progress...

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Doomykins
Jun 28, 2008

Didn't you mean to ask about flowers?



Saint Gladys - PDF - Reference

Gladys waits until the perfect moment to scold the massive Dragon! Her voice carries with it the haughty reprimand of both the divine and the Draconic, spoken in the lizard's own tongue. <"Oh Great Wyrm, reduced to servant, robbed of pride and agency by vile worm!"> There was a fine art to brandying the term worm around wyrms, but Gladys was up to the challenge! <"Doth thy heart not ache, and if false, doth thy soul not scream, to suffer such shame?! Repent, and if thine actions art good in thine own eyes, recognize that thine sniveling nature could never be adequate for one eternal!"> As before, Gladys' buffeting reproach carries with it the weight of Heaven!

Move: Move to N23
Standard: Remorse vs Will, giving Agenal Vuln 10 and Dazed UEOMNT.

Melchiresa
Jun 21, 2006

Nice guy.
Tries hard.
Loves hot dogs The Game.




Merritt shrugs off the dragon's electric blasts, with support from Iada. Once the sparks clear from the air, Merritt returns to the air to meet the beast. He drives his blade into the beasts neck and bellows "In the name of Torm, I shall execute great vengeance upon thee for your misdeeds! My sword shall become drunk with your blood!"

He withdraws his blade and plunges it back, once more, into soft gap between the dragon's scales. "There shall be no justice without order! Your actions and your lords are in full view of the Lord Torm." Hearing the beast's death wails, he gently returns to the ground and sheathes his sword to deliver something of last rites to the dying creature. "Your evil deeds borne of your wicked heart ensnare you, and your sins hold you fast. For lack of discipline, you die - led astray by your own folly. Justice has been served by your passing, and I pray my Lord shows you precisely the mercy you have earned."

Saving Throw (stun, daze): 2#1d20+8 21 10
Standard: Fly/charge up 3 to dragon
Ardent Strike vs AC: 1d20+28+1 46 2d12+16+3+10 41

Action Point!
Dispensed Justice vs AC: 1d20+28 43 2d12+16+10 33

pre:
Merritt Carlisle   						 
HP: 151/151 (THP:)		AC:  38		Passive Insight: 33
Surges: 11/13 (V: 42)		Fort: 36	Passive Perception: 26
Initiative: +17			Ref:  32	Action Points: 1
Speed: 6 (Fly 8)		Will: 34	Vision: normal
Languages: Common, Elven, Supernal

Resists/Immunities
Resist 15 Fire, Resist 15 Radiant
Immune to fear

Basic Attacks
MBA: 1d20+28; 2d12+16

Powers

At-Will
Divine Challenge		Holy Strike			Ardent Strike

Encounter
[ ] Action Point		[ ] Second Wind			[ ] Heroic Effort
[ ] Channel Divinity		[ ] Virtue			[ ] Shield of Discipline
[ ] Benediction			[ ] Red Death			[ ] Guardian's Counter
[ x ] Lawbreaker's Doom		[ ] Dispensed Justice		[ x ] Castigating Strike
[ ] Mark of Terror		[ ] Strength from Valor		[ ] Battle Awareness

Daily
4/4 Virtue's Touch		[ ] Divine Aegis		[ ] Avatar of Undaunted Bravery
[ ] Wheel of Fate		[ ] Blood Oath Fulfilled

Item Powers
[ ] Sacrificial Fullblade +5 (Daily)
[ ] Dwarven Legion Plate Armor +5 (Daily)
[ ] Amulet of Life +4 (Encounter)
[ ] Helm of Teleportation (Encounter)

Reactions
Divine Challenge: Target takes 17 radiant damage first time per round
	that it targets any of my allies with an attack power that doesn't include
	me
Divine Sanction: Target takes 10 radiant damage first time per round
	that it targets any of my allies with an attack power that doesn't include
	me
Battle Awareness: 1/encounter make imm. interrupt MBA against adjacent
	enemy that shifts or doesn't include me in attack
Guardian's Counter: An ally within 2sq of me is hit by an attack and I'm
	not included in the attack: The ally and I shift up to 2 sq as a free
	action, swapping positions. I become the target of the triggering attack,
	in place of the ally. After the attack is resolved, I can make a BA against
	the attacker
Benediction: An ally within 5sq hits with a melee attack: The target can
	either spend a healing surge or make two damaage rolls for the attack
	and use either result

Class/Path/Destiny Features
Guardian: Choose one creature to be my bonded charge. If an enemy attacks
	them, I gain +1 to attack against them USO the enemies NT.
Immobilizing Action: WHen you take an action point to attack a
	lawbreaker's doom target, immobilize target on hit
Strength of Conviction: Gain 10 + StrMod (7) THP when I reduce
	lawbreaker's doom target to 0 hp
Angelic Nature:

Feats
Two-Handed Weapon Expertise: +3 to damage on charge attacks
Heavy Blade Mastery: Crit with heavy blade weapon on 19-20
Bitter Challenge: Divine Challenge damage slows target UEONT
Mighty Challenge: Divine Challenge adds +Str mod radiant damage
Weakening Challenge: Weaken target for the attack when it takes damage
	from divine challenge or divine sanction
World Serpent's Grasp: Knock slowed or immobilized targets prone on hit
Superior Will: Make saving throw to end stunned or dazed at start of turn
	even if not (save ends) effect
Honored Foe: Gain Wis mod THP when enemy marked by divine challenge or
	divine sanction damages me
Resurgent Attack: Gain +2 to next attack before EONT after I spend
	healing surge
Virtuous Recovery: Gain resist Wis (4) all USONT when spending healing 	surge

Look Around You
Jan 19, 2009

You're just lucky my jaw is broken!


Agenal lets out a final roar as he crashes to the ground, sending up a spray of earth, the blood pouring from its chest mixing in with the mud on the ground. After the dragon expires, you are able to walk around its corpse and down the long, spiraling staircase to the volcanic Phlegethos, the next layer.

After walking down a seemingly endless number of stairs--about six miles--you finally arrive in Phlegethos. Phlegethos looks like the very stereotype of Hell; volcanos of various size everywhere, with magma pouring from the miles-high ceiling in places. The very air ripples from heat distortion. Dead in the center of the hell you see the city of Abriymoch built of crystal and hardened magma in the caldera of a once great volcano, with a sharp, jagged palace built of obsidian--the seat of Fierna, the archduke and her controlling father Belial--looming over the city.

As you trek forward towards the other end of the hell, you are hailed by a small group of legion devils. The leader addresses you, "Halt travelers! We come sent by Lady Fierna and mean you no harm. She has heard of your exploits and would summon you to her palace in Abriymoch. It would be in your... best interests... to accept this audience with her..."

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Wahad
May 19, 2011



Everything by design.



Silenna

Silenna did not bother to remove her snakeskin upon the death of the dragon. The Hells had become increasingly uncomfortable and cumbersome to her humanoid shape - letting her serpentine form take care of the navigation was therefore the easiest option. It does, however, lead her to rear back in the presence of the legions. She couldn't speak with her companions in her state, but her non-verbal communication was clear as day. The Warden wanted no further deals with devils, and was ready to end the squadron in a decisive, bloody strike before they could report back to their infernal mistress.

Doomykins
Jun 28, 2008

Didn't you mean to ask about flowers?



Saint Gladys - PDF - Reference

When the dragon falls Gladys swiftly springs into action. No plate of armor is too heavy, no set of straps too tedious, no personal space too personal. She mothers the hell out of the injured, taking care to sooth the terrible static burns and to calm and massage twitching muscles with a delicate, practiced thoughtfulness. If Arka or Marcus require any care then there may even be a discreet kiss on the cured wound to sooth lingering pain, as it were. Or just on the forehead, for precious good done today. "If there is no joy in the condemning, let me rejoice in the redeeming." She won't be stopped! And to cap the sentiment off she pauses to pray for and consecrate Agenal's remains with simple, sincere rituals and one of Sune's hymns. "A creature of primal beauty..." She misses while setting a thin circle of salt.

Any good attitude Gladys had swiftly sprang out of her mind as she entered the traditional boiling Hell. The polite smile in her face masks some mild irritation that creeps into her voice as she calls from the middle of the group, turning around. "Dear Warden?" She uses a finger to beckon Silenna down for a whisper. "We have already endured two Devil's deals, that our labor is more important than black marks upon dignity. I believe at this point our shining steel is already dirtied. More mud will not change that... let us hear them out, at least." A whisper to be kept from their devilish escort, these sentiments are shared with the entire group. Gladys smiles and looks to the others to deliver their response.

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Melchiresa
Jun 21, 2006

Nice guy.
Tries hard.
Loves hot dogs The Game.




Merritt readily welcomes Gladys' restorative touch. Ever the gentleman, he politely removes his armor for her to soothe his twitching muscles. For the walk to Phlegethos, he keeps his wings open to occasionally fan his fellow adventurers. By the time the group is addressed by their devilish welcoming committee, he swore he was swimming in his leathers. The uneasiness he felt deep in the pit of his stomach from being around such intense evil was becoming a familiar sensation, not unlike feeling ill after a poorly cooked meal.

He sees Silenna poised and ready to strike and immediately tenses up. "I should agree with Gladys. A full repentance for our cooperation with these beings can be done after we have finished our work. We have pure intentions and do not seek personal gain from these deals." He shifts his weight between his feet and speaks in more practical terms, as he would have in his earlier mortal days. "Furthermore, we are in their territory. We have bested the previous beasts in combat, but this is not an opportune time to press an issue. Surely these messengers would be noticed and missed if we were to attack."

Wahad
May 19, 2011



Everything by design.



Silenna

She's not happy with it, but Silenna coils back in on herself, reluctantly accepting the others' admonishments. It wasn't even the purity of her soul she was worried about, in this particular case. But as much as she loathes it, the practicality of the issue at hand wins out over her instinct to slay. She'll follow; for now.

Thanatosian
Apr 16, 2013

Angrier, Bitterer Man


Grimey Drawer


Iada Kilcis -- Character Sheet PDF

Mildly displeased with herself for not positioning herself better between her allies and the dragon, Iada grumpily declines most of Gladys' ministrations. She starts to clean off her armor, then realizes with the wet mud everywhere there isn't much point to it, and moves on, dirt-encrusted greaves and all.

===

Iada sighs at the approach of the devils. "Another day, another infernal bargain; when we're done here, remind me to show you guys what it's like to deal with them when they're in your plane, instead of vice-versa; it goes a lot differently."

Klingon w Bowl Cut
Apr 1, 2009

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Assassins-Bane, Foe-Ender, Champion of the Moonsea!; Bard|Scholar, War Chanter, Sage of Ages!
Arch-Bard Marcus's PDF
Arch-Bard Marcus's Orokos sheet

After the battle:
"Hail Merritt the Dragonslayer!" Marcus cries, raising his shining songblade aloft. "Even in the depths of hell do our legends grow!"

He spends the rest of the journey through the layer trying to weave the tale of this battle into his existing songs about Merritt. The process takes time, but he will happily spend some of that time regaling the party with songs of the rest of Merritt's deeds. He hopes it will bolster them long enough to make it through this sordid business. And if any demons hear, Marcus reasons, then all the better.

I can heal too with Majestic Word, if anyone still needs it after Gladys is done.

At the meeting:
"We would be delighted to accept, of course," Marcus tells the envoy, with his usual diplomatic smile. "If I might ask, what exploits of ours has your master heard of us? As I'm sure you know, tales can change in the telling, so I wouldn't want such a gracious host to get the wrong impression of us."

Look Around You
Jan 19, 2009

You're just lucky my jaw is broken!


"We have heard you have slain a strong group of demons invading, and obviously know you have killed the dragon guarding the entrance to our layer of hell," the legion devils say as they lead you to Abriymoch. As you travel through the city's winding roads through buildings made of various volcanic byproducts, suspicious devils glare at you through their windows.

The entrance to the palace is a tall door made of solid obsidian, just like the rest of its jagged body. The interior is likewise made of obsidian, except the hallways and floors are polished and smooth, the ceilings arching up high above you, lit by everburning wall sconces. You enter the throne room, illuminated by a large hanging chandelier in the center of the room and large braziers along the walls on the floor. Lady Fierna, a humanoid of fair complexion and with only a few slight devilish features (slight enough to appear more human than even a Tiefling), sits on a large throne centered in the back of the room, again made of solid obsidian. A smaller, yet still imposing seat sits empty to her left. The legion that led you in takes positions around edges of the room.

Fierna address you with a wide smile, "Hello, adventurers, and welcome to Abriymoch! I am the fair Lady Fierna, ruler of this beautiful Hell. You may ask why I have summoned you here, and where my father Belial is... and the answers are related. Ever since I assumed the throne here in Phlegethos upon his demotion, my father has been over my shoulder, every step of the way not so subtly 'guiding' my actions with never ending commands and orders, using me and controlling me to command this Hell as though it is still his own.

"Well, my friends, today is the day that stops! I am going to assume my full and rightful control over this layer of Hell, with your help. I would ask that you... incapacitate... my father, such that I can relegate him to the prison in this very palace. In exchange for your help, I can put in word to my friend Lady Glasya on Malbolge, the Sixth Layer to allow you a safe and easy passage through, in addition to safe passage through the rest of Phlegethos.

"When you are ready, my father will be out behind the palace, shaping magma into his own small creations, something he seems to enjoy doing. You should feel emboldened that he has been weakened since he lost full control of Phlegethos, and is not as formidable of a foe as he once was.

"And one more thing before you go... I would ask that you please do not kill him... I do not wish him dead, just to leave me alone to rule for myself. And please, you may feel free to ask questions if you so choose."

Melchiresa
Jun 21, 2006

Nice guy.
Tries hard.
Loves hot dogs The Game.




For once, Merritt is grateful for his limited experience in politics. He manages to keep a look of distaste from his face as the devil speaks by occupying his mind considering how lengthy of prayers he will need to do once this excursion is completed. He chooses to remain silent, as he cannot summon any constructive words to add to the conversation.

Wahad
May 19, 2011



Everything by design.



Silenna

Silenna does not revert from her serpentine form even in Fierna's throne room. The Warden remains tensely silent during the devil's offer; though her eyes turn to Gladys once she finishes. Snakes are typically not the most expressive animals, but the giant animal's tongue slips out with a soft hiss during the glare, as if to say: "I told you this was a bad idea." While she relished the chance to destroy yet another devil, if they had to continue to make deals like this without time to recuperate, they would find Asmodeus only at the end of their power and be unable to provide a proper front against the Cloven. Of course, there was no way to communicate this to the group, even if she were in her human form - Fierna would simply engage them in battle anyway if they refused, she suspected. So she could only hope her companions could come to the same conclusion.

Klingon w Bowl Cut
Apr 1, 2009

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Assassins-Bane, Foe-Ender, Champion of the Moonsea!; Bard|Scholar, War Chanter, Sage of Ages!
Arch-Bard Marcus's PDF
Arch-Bard Marcus's Orokos sheet

In his mind, Marcus knows that these are devils, incarnations of evil that seek only to control and corrupt. But his heart feels just the same as it did when his teenaged daughter Deandra said she hated him, lashing out at his admittedly overbearing attempts to help her deal with some youthful relationship troubles.

"My fair Lady," he addresses her formally, with a flourishing bow. "I daresay your beauty even surpasses that of your realm, something I had not thought possible before this moment. Yes, we will go to your father. As someone who has had to learn the hard way to respect the independence of his children, I am heartbroken by this situation. I will do my best to resolve it and bring some peace to your family."

He gives a subtle signal only his old friend Gladys would recognize, scratching the side of his nose in the secret sign they would always use in their younger days when up to mischief. Marcus indicates to her that they should discuss this in private, and hopefully the rest of his companions pick up on it as well.

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Doomykins
Jun 28, 2008

Didn't you mean to ask about flowers?



Saint Gladys - PDF - Reference

Insight 36 to judge Fierna's intent/honesty. And her fashion.

Look Around You posted:

She seems genuine in wanting to be out from under her fathers thumb. She also seems like she would hold up her end of the deal and get you through the 6th without a hassle. She is dressed very fashionably and looks downright pretty for a devil.

Listening with polite reverence, Gladys dares not jeopardize the diplomatic proceedings with her building irritation. Had Asmodeus returned to his domain and sent messengers, that every Lord of Hell might inquire as to the errand boy capabilities of his pursuers?! Had Mammon sent the Dragon because they ignored his no doubt unreasonably insidious power-play? And now to see this charming woman speak so casually of usurping family and the sanctity of home as though she were setting a dog out in the woods... Marcus' signal is a welcome distraction!

IC Channel posted:

: Under the guise of discussing the Lady of the Fourth's offer with her comrades, Gladys responds to Marcus' signal and speaks to him in private. Her cordial smile has been replaced by clear irritation. "Even in Hell the children are uniquely devilish! I've half a mind to report her to her father and let him sort out his own house. Such disrespect..." She folds her arms and fumes.

: "We should! It's terrible for a family to be torn apart by politics, even if that family is made up of devils. We can either tell him, or just bring her along and sort this out in a nice counseling session."

"Counseling? Is such a thing even possible here?" She sighs. "Well... either way, we will be addressing the father. It is his house, and I find the young lady to be... trying my patience... with our necessary evils."

: "My dear, when you and I get together anything is possible." Marcus says, winking.

"Oh Marcus! Even in this place you still shine brightly. Were we to bring even a small bit of light to this place, that it may shine on the path ahead.. let's give it a try!"

Hope renewed, Gladys only briefly wondered how improbable a task lay before them. Fitting, then, that they should do something impossible to be heroes of legend. What was one bond between beings of pure maliciousness before their overarching task of saving creation itself? Still, she would need to mentally arm herself... anything more complicated than being their toadies or the agents of their demise demanded speaking with the infinitely clever devils heart-to-heart. She considered all she could possibly know of Belial, his realm and his daughter... Religion 41.

Look Around You posted:

Belial is the former ruler of Phlegethos, though after The Reckoning (the rebellion against Asmodeus by various other lords of Hell), he was demoted and his daughter was appointed as the ruler instead. Belial still rules in practice, though Fierna has been attempting to get out from under his thumb lately. He's... not friendly towards Asmodeus, but he's not going to actively rebel against him. He is, however, considering action against Glasya (lord of the 6th; Asmodeus' daughter) who he believes is edging Fierna to push for more independence. He's also put some of his schemes against his enemies (mainly Levistus, lord of the 5th) on hold due to trying not to provoke his daughter. It's important to note that Fierna is the rightful ruler of this layer and Belial knows that and accepts it begrudgingly.

She imparts what the finest religious minds in the realm know of the snippets of Hell's "recent" history to Marcus(and in turn to the entire group on the sly) and the brief summary of the relationships of the party's at play here. Most likely deduced from the writings of cultists who simply act along these lines, their schemes exposing the hands their masters play at. Knowledgeable, she must also be forearmed for the kerfuffle about to ensue. Gladys summons up a distant memory of when her husband was still alive and out on business, many years after they met and when their three children had begun growing into darling little angels. At the point where anything outside of home was immensely interesting, they'd been taking to reading tales of adventure at sea with naval warfare, daring explorations, exotic discoveries and outrageous pirates. So it was that one night her boys Cedric and Walter had ruined a chair to forge peg-legs, two dresses for the scraps for scarfs and locked her in the pantry, declaring that the wench would walk the plank in the morrow. When their older sister returned home Gladys was freed and the two outlaws felt the wrath of twin tanned hides, putting a soft fear of corsairing that Cedric still carries to this day!

This was it. Just the right amount of righteous motherly wrath. Hands at her sides, Gladys strode confidently past the group and their host, directly towards the garden, passing by any number of devils looming about to see them complete their task and through the heated malevolence of the grand palace, casting open a double-door to the garden with one furious palm thrust! She looks about to be certain Belial is here and waits a practiced beat for him to notice her as well, passing her hands along one another for a second and smoothing down the front of her robes. Then she raises her head a bit, nose high, and walks to him unhesitantly, stopping before his presumed earth-working station.

"Lord Belial, venerated master of the fourth." She speaks with a tight-lipped smile. "It is a pleasure to meet you, as a guest of your home. I am Gladys Adler, adherent of Sune. I must ask... if you are aware of what your daughter is up to?"

Klingon w Bowl Cut
Apr 1, 2009

Q'pla!


Assassins-Bane, Foe-Ender, Champion of the Moonsea!; Bard|Scholar, War Chanter, Sage of Ages!
Arch-Bard Marcus's PDF
Arch-Bard Marcus's Orokos sheet

The Archbard stands tall before Belial, imbued with absolute confidence after seeing the flames in Gladys' eyes. "If you have not heard, I am sure that it is only because a lord of your caliber lacks much fear. I make no judgment about whether or not you should be afraid of your daughter, but I would ask that you hear me and my friend out. I think we can sculpt a fine image of the future together, one that will work for all parties. What do you think?"

Thanatosian
Apr 16, 2013

Angrier, Bitterer Man


Grimey Drawer


Iada Kilcis -- Character Sheet PDF
As soon as she heard the devil's offer, Iada felt some relief come over her. "Oh, thank Selune; one beat-up devil in exchange for two layers. Maybe even stop for a rest in the next area, before we clear out the last of this journey..." until she hears Gladys and Marcus demurring. Barely managing to maintain her stoic mask, she starts admonishing in an angry whisper "are you kidding me?! You want to help two devils better combine their resources? This isn't an angry peasant and his daughter having a spat on their pastoral farm, it's the Lord of Pain and the Lady of Domination debating who gets to rule Abriymoch on the rim of the caldera in the Hall of One Thousand Sighs and Screams. Have you lost all..." and as they turn the corner seeing Belial himself, immediately schools her face into a soldiers grimace and takes a position behind and between the Saint and her paramour, looking vaguely annoyed and slightly bored.

Look Around You
Jan 19, 2009

You're just lucky my jaw is broken!


Belial, kneeling down to perform his crafting, slowly places the obsidian flower he was working on onto a table in front of him and stands up, turning towards you. "No... I have not heard of anything my daughter is planning. Is there something you would care to... enlighten me about?" he asks in a calm but slightly concerned tone.

Doomykins
Jun 28, 2008

Didn't you mean to ask about flowers?



Saint Gladys - PDF - Reference

Seeing somebody forging something that wasn't made of sins, souls or back-handed deals was what the good clergy referred to as "beauty in the moment", but Gladys was all business! "No sooner have we arrived in your realm than we are offered a deal most foul, to dispose of you!" Her tone is serious, yet concern creeps in as she continues. "It is as we grow older that perhaps, the next generation feels we may be a bit in the way. She thinks you obstruct her and asked that we... imprison you... like an unwanted hound."

"Children can be very unfair." She lets her hands drop to a more saintly posture, held together in front of her waist. "Has it been difficult for her to lead?"

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Look Around You
Jan 19, 2009

You're just lucky my jaw is broken!


Belial's guard drops upon hearing Gladys' concern. "Yes... she has needed much guidance. She spends most of her time in communication with Glasya, Asmodeus' daughter. Glasya has been encouraging her to become... let's say... more 'independent' lately, though she does not know how to lead, to rule. She ignores our cults and cares not for much other than her own fashion and appearance!" he says, his voice rising in clear anger at his daughter. "She wastes precious time and resources that we could be using to encourage our cults or scheming against our enemies down here to pretty up her wardrobe to impress her friend Glasya! I just don't get it!" he says, as he begins pacing. "She used to be so obediant! But now with Glasya in the picture, she has been doing more and more behind my back. It's not right!" he says, stomping left and right.

Klingon w Bowl Cut
Apr 1, 2009

Q'pla!


Assassins-Bane, Foe-Ender, Champion of the Moonsea!; Bard|Scholar, War Chanter, Sage of Ages!
Arch-Bard Marcus's PDF
Arch-Bard Marcus's Orokos sheet

"I know this frustration all too well," Marcus says, hands on his hips and shaking his head. "One of my own daughters has had associates I disapproved of, as well. While she never tried to get adventurers to imprison me, at least as far as I know, I can certainly say I suffered for trying to control her. I've come to realize that often we must give our children the independence they seek... even if that independence leads to mistakes." He sighs as sympathetically as he can, much of it genuine as he thinks about Deandra and wonders what she is up to.

"I know ruling a realm of hell complicates the issue a bit, but have you tried talking to her about this? I can't speak for her, but it seems to me like she's trying to use her friendship with Glasya to advance her position. Perhaps she wants the same thing you do, and is going about it in different ways?"

Mortify
Feb 4, 2005





Arka - PDF

Arka spends much of the time after the fall of Agenel sulking like the young elven adult she appears to be, half in her elven shape and half as her snowy owl form circling overhead. The number of arrow-riddled devils was markedly lower than it should have been, and increasing all the time.

In Belial's throne room though, Fierna's offer sparks hope in her breast. She would get to slake her growing need to ventilate a devil, and their group would grow markedly closer to their ultimate goal. It is only with years of discipline that she can restrain an outburst and keep her features still when she hears Gladys and Marcus plotting against Fierna only seconds outside of her earshot.

When they meet Belial, she observes from the back rank. She had realized many lifetimes ago that she was little more than a eternally reborn farmwoman, but long lifetimes of practice had taught her how to spot trouble for a thousand paces away. Wisdom was knowing how and when to apply your particular set of skills to the problem.

Look Around You
Jan 19, 2009

You're just lucky my jaw is broken!


quote:

Doomykins - 02/06/2018
(at the 4th layer) Under the guise of discussing the Lady of the Fourth's offer with her comrades, Gladys responds to Marcus' signal and speaks to him in private. Her cordial smile has been replaced by clear irritation. "Even in Hell the children are uniquely devilish! I've half a mind to report her to her father and let him sort out his own house. Such disrespect..." She folds her arms and fumes.

Klingon w Bowl Cut - 02/06/2018
"We should! It's terrible for a family to be torn apart by politics, even if that family is made up of devils. We can either tell him, or just bring her along and sort this out in a nice counseling session."

Doomykins - 02/06/2018
"Counseling? Is such a thing even possible here?" She sighs. "Well... either way, we will be addressing the father. It is his house, and I find the young lady to be... trying my patience... with our necessary evils."

Klingon w Bowl Cut - 02/06/2018

"My dear, when you and I get together anything is possible." Marcus says, winking.

Doomykins - 02/06/2018
"Oh Marcus! Even in this place you still shine brightly. Were we to bring even a small bit of light to this place, that it may shine on the path ahead.. let's give it a try!"

February 9, 2018
Look Around You - 02/09/2018

Belial replies, "I... no, I have not spoken to her about this. She is lucky I am calmer now than I was before the Reckoning, or her hide would be redder than Mephistopheles and she would never see the outside of her room for a century!" He sighs, "I just want the best for her... for us here, but she makes it so hard sometimes!"

Klingon w Bowl Cut - 02/09/2018
"I sympathize, I really do. When a child who once thought the world of you no longer even trusts you when you say water is wet, that pain can break lesser men.

"Why don't you allow my friend and I to mediate? Though we are mere mortals, admittedly, we are relatively neutral parties who have experience in this area, and no vested interest in any particular outcome. Maybe that way she could get what's best for her, and you could also get what's best for you."(edited)

Doomykins - 02/09/2018
Gladys beams. "A wonderful idea, but there is more to it, Marcus. An outsider threatens the sovereignty of Lord Belial's home. It would only be appropriate that Glasya attend and we cut through to to the heart of this dispute."(edited)

Klingon w Bowl Cut - 02/09/2018
"That is an excellent point, Gladys! Yes, let us try to arrange a meeting among the three of you. I don't know if you've heard of us yet, but your daughter has, so I think our party guaranteeing the proceedings should be enough for all involved to feel secure in attending."

February 11, 2018
Look Around You - Last Sunday at 12:48 AM

"I'll admit, I have been paying... less than perfect attention to the events of the Hells lately, though I had heard of a group of adventurers moving through the layers. I'm assuming that group is you. If you would like to mediate between my daughter and I, you are more than welcome to. Perhaps one of you can summon her?"

Klingon w Bowl Cut - Last Sunday at 9:27 PM
"You are most gracious to allow us the opportunity. Gracious and reasonable. I'm sure we will all profit from this arrangement. But if I may, would it not be quicker for you or a lesser devil to summon her? We are newcomers to this realm and do not know the lay of the land yet." And we are not about to let you split our party, Marcus adds silently.

February 13, 2018
Look Around You - Last Tuesday at 1:44 PM

[there are no other devils around; he was alone in the garden]
Belial agrees to summon her. He moves towards the door to the throne room and yells in, "FIERNA! WE NEED TO HAVE A CONVERSATION! COME OUT HERE AND TALK TO THE NICE PEOPLE FROM TORIL WITH ME!"(edited)
With that he turns and walks back into the garden and crosses his arms.
Fierna takes an age and a half to come out of the castle, and knowing the deed was not done, has a sour look on her face. She also crosses her arms, in a guarded fasion, and simply says, "What is the meaning of this?"

Klingon w Bowl Cut - Last Tuesday at 2:28 PM
Knowing the storm that could arise from Fierna, Marcus is already trying to placate her with smiles and honeyed words by the time she arrives. "My fair and noble lady, please allow me to explain. Our hearts were moved by the tale of familial turmoil that you and your father wove, so we thought it would be best to try to come to a compromise that does not involve imprisonment. Who's to say how long such an imprisonment would hold your mighty father, anyway? Coming to an agreement would be a more permanent solution... and potentially a lucrative one, for both of you. Will you hear us out, at least?"

Melchiresa - Last Tuesday at 11:41 PM
Merritt grimaces and braces himself before adding his voice to support Marcus. He takes a tone he has used on many a young knight in his order - firm but empathic. "Dear lady, we understand that this was not the intended result of your request. This discussion is occurring because no matter how powerful a ruler he may be, he is still a father that loves his daughter. It seems only fair, from our clearly outside perspective, that your dispute be resolved face to face. As your father, he is owed that much respect."

February 14, 2018
Look Around You - Last Wednesday at 12:42 AM

Fierna leans against the door with a huff, arms still crossed. "Fine." she says sharply at both Marcus and Merritt.

Klingon w Bowl Cut - Last Wednesday at 10:31 AM
"Thank you. Now, why don't we start with you, Lady Fierna. Can you tell us again why you want to imprison your father?"

February 15, 2018
Look Around You - Last Thursday at 8:47 PM

Fierna pauses for a second before replying, "It's because he's just so controlling! He always tells me what to do and how to do everything! And everything I do by myself is wrong! I just want to live my own life and rule the way I want!"
Doomykins - Last Thursday at 9:35 PM
Gladys stands at polite attention by Belial and Marcus' side when Fierna's moody fury descends upon the room. "How has Phlegethos prospered under your rule, where do you see it going?" Affecting sincere interest comes naturally to her. But she knows that when they claim the tablets and restore Ao... well, they would have to ferret out a few no doubt emboldened cultists in the Material Realm.

February 16, 2018
Look Around You - Yesterday at 2:43 PM

"Well, it has been cleaned up and is much better to live in, for one. I also began focusing more on our cults and less on our eternal feuding with the other lords of hell. Finally, i have been trying to shore up allies in order to strengthen our standing here as well."

Klingon w Bowl Cut - Yesterday at 2:55 PM
"That's very wise," Marcus says to Fierna. Then he turns to her father. "But Lord Belial, I believe you had some concerns about what has been happening? One of these alliances in particular? Tell your daughter what's bothering you, and be honest."

Look Around You - Yesterday at 3:09 PM
"Well, dear Fierna, it seems your taking to Glasya has softened your approach on our enemies, allowing them to grow bolder and scheme against us with greater force! She also seems to be goading you into doing some... foolish things," Belial says.

Fierna snaps back, "It's not foolish! You just won't listen to me when I try to do something that /I/ want to do. You always forget that /I/ am the ruler of this hell now! I want to be treated in accordance with my station, not like some 6 year old girl!"

Klingon w Bowl Cut - Yesterday at 3:17 PM
Marcus steps between the two archdevils, arms outstretched... a suicidal action for a lesser hero, perhaps. "I see emotions are running high about this particular subject! I don't blame you, either of you. It hurts to be treated like a child even when you're not a powerful ruler, and the relationships our children choose always cause worry. Let's try to see this from each other's perspective though... Would you not want your ideas and independence respected if you had been named the rightful ruler of this realm, Lord Belial? And Lady Fierna, if you saw your own loved one ignoring your years of hard-won wisdom, wouldn't that frustrate you?"

Look Around You - Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Belial replies, "I suppose I would, yes." Fierna replies, "Maybe, but what if it's time for a change in how we do things? I just want to be treated like an adult!" she says as tears well her eyes.

Doomykins - Yesterday at 4:58 PM
"The greatest trial of parenthood is seeing the nest empty and knowing they will get hurt, without you there to protect them." Sune guides her followers to seek out the downtrodden in society and to befriend and uplift them, so even after her own children had become independent it was up to Gladys to regularly risk seeing people destroy themselves again and again, in the hope that some would truly transform. She sets a hand on Lord Belial's shoulder and hums the pleasant up-beat hymn associated with the faith. If willing, she guides him closer to Fierna, to speak a piece to her. "To be seen as an adult is to act as one, to temper your passions so that they burn hot within, and cooly radiate outward, awarding a mature, shining beauty." If things are going well, Gladys' other hand would console Lady Fierna, set on her shoulder.

"If you were to let go... and you were to know your father was near, should you need a masterful viceroy as your second... would Phlegethos not be warm home to the two of you, forever more?" And if the two gestures have been permitted thus far, now would be the time for the matronly cleric to guide the two to hug one another.

February 17, 2018
Look Around You - Today at 2:42 PM

The two embrace, hesitantly at first before tightly holding on to each other, their eyes tearing up. After a long moment, they back off and turn to the party. Belial speaks up, "Thank you adventurers, you were far more kind than I had expected. I will try to allow Fierna to act as an adult more than I have in the past, while still being there to guide her." Fierna still seems a little uneasy, but has calmed down a lot. "Yeah... thank you. I guess we'll have a nice long talk about all of this once you all leave."

Klingon w Bowl Cut - Today at 2:53 PM

"I am so happy to hear that. No family should be torn apart like yours was. There is a potential thorn here though- none of us know how Glasya feels about this. Would you be opposed to leading us to her, so that we can see if she is also interested in this reconciliation?"

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Belial replies, "I think my daughter and I should have some time alone, but you would likely not have any issue getting through the next layer, as Levistus is rather... incapacitated at the moment."

Melchiresa
Jun 21, 2006

Nice guy.
Tries hard.
Loves hot dogs The Game.




Merritt finds himself pondering what he has watched unfold. He had seen some unusual things in his lifetime, but a family meeting amongst devils was certainly the strangest. He musters up a polite smile and takes his leave of the family, as he would any nobles in the mortal realm. "We certainly wish you all the best."

Look Around You
Jan 19, 2009

You're just lucky my jaw is broken!


Belial and Fierna both head back inside the palace to discuss matters privately and allow you to continue on through the Hells. After some time, you reach the connection between Phlegethos and Stygia, a long flow of hardened magma. As you walk down the ramp, it slowly becomes ice covered, before turning into a series of steps made completely of ice.

Stygia is mostly dark and extremely frigid. The hell consists of a large frozen sea with icebergs dotted around it. In the 'sky' you notice greenish-blue auroras floating, casting soft light down below. Heavy snow and freezing rain pelt you as you traverse the sea from iceberg to iceberg. About midway through the Hell, you see what has to be the biggest iceberg in the layer, though it is totally clear. Inside it is trapped the archduke for this layer, Levistus, a male humanoid with skin as pale as the snow. Hundreds of ice devils work on the outside of the iceberg with chisels to attempt to free their master, though for every inch they clear, another inch freezes overtop of it. You are able to continue through the layer unnoticed, as the attention of the devils here is entirely to free their ruler.

At the other side of the Hell you find a series of icy caverns. You enter one and walk for miles and miles, the ice slowly disappearing and the temperature rising to a comfortable level along with it as you wind down towards Malbolge, the sixth layer and home to Glasya, daughter of Asmodeus. Malbolge, on its surface, looks beautiful, unlike any of the layers above. It is lit up by large yellow lanterns hanging from the ceiling which look like suns. There is lush green grass, large trees with bright green leaves, beautiful gardens filled with purple flowers, reflecting pools and great, pure white castle.

[Passive Religion]: This layer of hell was once a great garden of a forgotten deity that ruled this sphere before Asmodeus displaced him.
[Passive Perception]: Upon closer inspection, the trees roots seem to be grasping, the wood warped and twisted. The flowers are poisonous and emit a subtle, toxic oder. The reflecting pools themselves are filled with poison as well, and the castle appears to have corpses hung about the battlements as 'decorations'.

As you pass the castle, a loud, female voice calls to you, "So. I hear you want to kill my father." You turn to the source of the voice and see a beautiful woman with golden skin and fiery red hair approaching you.

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Klingon w Bowl Cut
Apr 1, 2009

Q'pla!


Assassins-Bane, Foe-Ender, Champion of the Moonsea!; Bard|Scholar, War Chanter, Sage of Ages!
Arch-Bard Marcus's PDF
Arch-Bard Marcus's Orokos sheet

Marcus smiles at the lady and bows to her... though he makes sure to keep her in his peripheral vision the whole time, watching for any sudden movements.

"If you have heard that," he calls back, "then you may have also heard that we seek to avoid killing when we can. Who, might I inquire, is asking?"

The bard can already guess, but even in Hell his instinct for manners has not left him. In fact, Marcus now views it as a challenge to his diplomatic prowess to see how long he can maintain the facade of not being disturbed and disgusted by the sights he has seen here.

Look Around You
Jan 19, 2009

You're just lucky my jaw is broken!


"Isn't it obvious?" she replies. "Still, I shall introduce myself. I am Lady Glasya, Ruler of this Hell. So," she continues, "why do you want him gone?"

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Klingon w Bowl Cut
Apr 1, 2009

Q'pla!


Assassins-Bane, Foe-Ender, Champion of the Moonsea!; Bard|Scholar, War Chanter, Sage of Ages!
Arch-Bard Marcus's PDF
Arch-Bard Marcus's Orokos sheet

"I thank you for the introduction, obvious though it may have been. I am Marcus Gallantara. Some of my companions might not wish me to spread their names around myself, though I am sure their identities are similarly obvious to you." He folds his hands before himself as he sizes up Lady Glasya, possibly his most formidable opponent yet. "Lady Fierna says hello, by the way."

"Anyway, I apologize for being coy, but even wanting your father 'gone' may be too strong. Simply put, he has something we need. If we can take it from him without upsetting the balance of power here more than we already have, then we will do that."

Though upsetting the balance of power more would be pretty fun, Marcus continues to himself.

He might not normally be even this open about his goals, but after seeing the heroes around him in action, he is feeling confident. Overconfident...? Impossible.

"So, knowing this, will you allow us to pass? Your realm is beautiful indeed, but while we don't have a deadline as such, time is still a concern, so we cannot tarry long."

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