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chin up everything sucks
Jan 29, 2012



Kark is casting Cure Bleeding Gums on Cricket

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Hypnobeard
Sep 15, 2004

Obey the Beard


Slippery Tilde



Jibjack snarls, and turns to face Meredith, the net whirling in his hand. He tries several times to entangle her, but she slips away each time, deflecting it or knocking it askew before being caught. Finally, he tosses the net at her and yanks out his short sword. <Bitch!>

The other goblins quail a little as Jibjack is unsuccessful, and their blows on Jerol and Odrot are weak and ineffectual.

The goblins all miss, none rolling higher than a 6. Sidekick hates me, too.

Your melee attacks, please.

LLSix
Jan 20, 2010

The real power behind countless overlords

Ash Watcher
HP 6/6, Arrows 76/80, AC 12 Parry (-1 to enemy attack rolls), Save 14 (+2 on rolls vs spells), Spells Memorized: Sleepx1, Arrows shot 4

"And this one is for Elonron!" Ash shouted as he slammed his bastard sword into the goblin leader's side.

20 to hit, 4 damage in discord.

megane
Jun 20, 2008



Meredith

Meredith weaves back and forth avoiding the net. "You'll have to try harder than th- hey!" She doesn't speak Goblin, but she can guess what that word means. She cuts low and scores a hit on Jibjack's leg. "Brrzlak back to you too, gobbo!"

Hit for 4 damage in Discord.

Mr. Humalong
May 7, 2007

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has seen my browser history.


Odrot

Odrot, a highly trained ranger with years of experience fighting off enemies, swings and totally whiffs again.

chin up everything sucks
Jan 29, 2012



Kark of Uzbackistein

"Bracer, see the blood staining this mans teeth and heal his gums! Also the arrow wounds, if you would be so kind." Kark prays as he lays his hand on Cricket.

Cricket regains 3 HP, and Kark is out of spells!

Hypnobeard
Sep 15, 2004

Obey the Beard


Slippery Tilde



Jibjack staggers a bit under the blows, but regains his footing and glares bloodily at Meredith and Ash. The other goblins--one of the archers wounded--hesitate a bit in the face of the Nameless Nine's onslaught.

New round. Declare spells, if any.

Ryuujin
Sep 26, 2007
Dragon God

Cricket
5/5 HP, AC 11, 15 ST (+2 vs pois/prlz.),14/20 Arrows


Cricket looks toward the way back out, debating on whether retreat would be the better part of valor, but as Kark heals him he chooses to remain. He raises his bow and takes aim at the archer standing off by its own. His first arrow clearly misses, but the second is another matter.

Mykkel
Oct 8, 2012


Jerol Cairnwalker
HP: 12/18 AC: 16 Saving Throw: 14


Jerol grins in triumph as his latest swipe at the archer strikes true and the archer slumps to the ground. He turns to fully face the goblin to his left.

megane
Jun 20, 2008



Meredith

The goblin leader circles around her, so Meredith turns to keep her shield facing him. She stabs at his ankles, but with no luck.

Mr. Humalong
May 7, 2007

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has seen my browser history.


Odrot

Odrot swings at the goblin that tried to retreat from him and succeeds in sending him straight to the astral plane.

Hypnobeard
Sep 15, 2004

Obey the Beard


Slippery Tilde


After player melee

Jibjack, seeing his underlings fall under a barrage of blows, bares his teeth at all of you, then throws down his sword in disgust. <Quarter!> He mumbles something about <worthless necklace...> as he backs away from his weapon.

Combat's over unless you want to hack Jibjack to pieces.

LLSix
Jan 20, 2010

The real power behind countless overlords

Ash Watcher
HP 6/6, Arrows 76/80, AC 12 Parry (-1 to enemy attack rolls), Save 14 (+2 on rolls vs spells), Spells Memorized: Sleepx1, Arrows shot 4

"Death to all the slayers of Elonron!" Ash hacks Jibjack to pieces. "You kill one of ours, we kill ten of yours... not that, you know, we weren't going to do that anyways. But, yeah, we sure showed you. Now that you're dead, and can... see... stuff... clearer?"

Ash gathered up the weapons and money of all the dead. The money he split out as evenly as possible and encouraged the others too look over the goblin weapons to see if they were better than what they'd been able to bring with them.

"We still need to find and put a stop to those archers on the second floor before we can risk burying Elonron. Maybe that door to the right of the front entrance? Jeral, Odrot; you look the least injured. Please lead the way."

Mr. Humalong
May 7, 2007

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has seen my browser history.


Odrot

Odrot watches silently as Ash finishes off Jibjack, then nods slowly in approval. He smirks at the thought that a goblin weapon could be better than his, then makes his way to the door Ash suggested checking next and waits for the rest of the group to approach before he tries to open it. While he waits he glances at the drooling paladin standing in the middle of the hallway staring into space.

Mykkel
Oct 8, 2012


Jerol Cairnwalker
HP: 12/18 AC: 16 Saving Throw: 14


Jerol frowns at Ash's butchery, and nods at Odrot, and heads out the door and on to the door to the right of the entrance.

Hypnobeard
Sep 15, 2004

Obey the Beard


Slippery Tilde



There's no sound from behind the door, and in fact the whole interior seems quiet. From outside, you can hear the faint occasional ring of the smith's hammer--he's apparently still working, ignoring the fracas.

Benedict is nowhere to be seen.

OK, moving out of combat and into more fluid time. Positions are as indicated for the folks that have posted.

Loot from the goblins:

32 sp
4 cp
5 suits of goblin leather (hacked and bloody)
1 suit of goblin ring (hacked and bloody)
6 shields
6 short swords
1 net

Jibjack is wearing a odd necklace:



The writing is not in goblin or a language familiar to anyone in the group.

Mykkel
Oct 8, 2012


Jerol Cairnwalker
HP: 12/18 AC: 16 Saving Throw: 14


"Right, let's wait until the rest of the group forms behind us before we go through this door, no need to use the jenkins manuever twice in one day." Jerol whispers to Odrot outside the next door.

LLSix
Jan 20, 2010

The real power behind countless overlords

Ash Watcher
HP 6/6, Arrows 76/80, AC 12 Parry (-1 to enemy attack rolls), Save 14 (+2 on rolls vs spells), Spells Memorized: Sleepx1, Arrows shot 4

Ash tucked one of the piles of 6sp & 1cp into his coin pouch as well as the necklace. He followed Jerol, staying just behind him and Odrot, bow at the ready.

Hypnobeard
Sep 15, 2004

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Slippery Tilde



Meredith, lantern held high, pokes around one end of the corridor, finding a lot of trash, some goblin waste, and a blocked stairwell.

Odrot, Ash, and Jerol push open a door and see a mass of broken crockery and smashed furniture. The remains of a tea set--broken cups, kettle, and saucers--is set up in a hastily cleared area of the floor, just next to a large pile of broken pots and a rope hanging down from a hole in the ceiling.

Mykkel
Oct 8, 2012


Jerol Cairnwalker
HP: 12/18 AC: 16 Saving Throw: 14


Jerol looks at the rope hanging down from hole in the ceiling with suspicion. "I do not want to go up that rope first."

chin up everything sucks
Jan 29, 2012



Kark of Uzbackistein

Kark takes a moment to collect a few teeth from the goblin corpses with a pair of pliers, making the symbol of the toothbrush with his finger as he stops at each corpse. Finally he takes a tooth from Elonron, bowing his head for a moment before moving on to follow Jerol and the others.

Anomalous Amalgam
Feb 13, 2015

In time, you will know the tragic extent of my failings...


Doctor Rope

megane
Jun 20, 2008



Meredith

"Ugh, disgusting." Meredith covers her nose and retreats towards the others. "Looks like the stairs are blocked," she says, gesturing to the rope, "so I guess that's our way up."

"After you, boys."

Mr. Humalong
May 7, 2007

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has seen my browser history.


Odrot

Odrot grimaces and says, "I'd prefer to clear the rest of this floor before we head up. Jerol, Ash, let's check out that room on the opposite side of the entry hall. Then we can make our way down this hall and see what else there is on this floor. Getting blindsided is not fun, let's prevent it if we can."

Hypnobeard
Sep 15, 2004

Obey the Beard


Slippery Tilde



Jerol, Ash, and Odrot head down the corridor. The door opposite to the area opposite the smashed crockery room opens easily.. and reveals a trashed armory. Weapon racks, armor stands, and various other cases lie strewn about. There may be a few items mixed in the wreckage but it'll take a bit to search through it (several hours, given the amount of destruction).

LLSix
Jan 20, 2010

The real power behind countless overlords

Ash Watcher
HP 3/6, Arrows 76/80, AC 12 Parry (-1 to enemy attack rolls), Save 14 (+2 on rolls vs spells), Spells Memorized: Sleepx1, Arrows shot 4

Ash looked nervously at the closed door beside him and the unexplored hallway, but shrugged when Meredith walked past him. Gesturing at her he said "May as well follow her up. Better to stick together."

LLSix fucked around with this message at May 31, 2018 around 21:54

Mykkel
Oct 8, 2012


Jerol Cairnwalker
HP: 12/18 AC: 16 Saving Throw: 14


Jerol looks at the debris in the room, "This is a mess, probably not worth sorting through until after we clear the rest of the manor. Shall we see what the next room contains?"

Ryuujin
Sep 26, 2007
Dragon God

Cricket
5/5 HP, AC 11, 15 ST (+2 vs pois/prlz.),14/20 Arrows


Cricket follows the others from a safe distance, keeping ready for any more attacks.

megane
Jun 20, 2008



Meredith

Meredith hears the others trying in vain to kick the door open. She smirks. "Need a little help over there?"

She takes a few steps to get going, and then plants a boot right below the handle of the door, breaking loose the heavy chain that had been holding it closed. "Hah! Who needs lockpicks?"

Rolled a 5 in discord.

Hypnobeard
Sep 15, 2004

Obey the Beard


Slippery Tilde



Meredith's door-cracking skills come in handy, as she easily forces the partially-chained door. The chain itself clatters noisily to the floor in the nearly-empty tower room. Light comes in from the arrow slits facing out of the manor house, and the light coming in reveals a ladder attached to the wall across from the door. It extends to the ceiling and ends in a closed trap door. Save for a few bits of wood and trash here and there, the room is empty.

Mr. Humalong
May 7, 2007

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has seen my browser history.


Odrot

“Solid kick you got there,” Odrot says, clearly impressed. He then enters the room and considers the trap door for a moment.

“I like the ladder more than the rope, but not much more. A closed trap door makes me wary. There’s still a few other rooms on the east side of the building, perhaps we should check them for other routes upstairs?”

Mykkel
Oct 8, 2012


Jerol Cairnwalker
HP: 12/18 AC: 16 Saving Throw: 14


Whistles as Meredith clears the doorway, and nods at Odrot's words. "Agreed best to clear the first floor completely, then maybe we can plan how to best use the possible entries to the second floor. Anyone want to stand watch on this door?"

Mr. Humalong
May 7, 2007

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has seen my browser history.


Odrot

Odrot eyes the older looking ladder and nods at the rest of the party. "You all check out those last two rooms, I'll keep an eye on this ladder and the western part of this floor. If you hear me shout hurry back, I've probably met some new friends."

Hypnobeard
Sep 15, 2004

Obey the Beard


Slippery Tilde



Jerol heads down the hall, pushing open the first door, revealing a room similar to the ones Meredith found on the other side--empty save for some trash and perhaps a shard of wood here and there.

The second door, however, is sturdier and less worn. Jerol pushes hard to open it, and is flung back across the hall by a strong discharge of purple electricity from the metal fixtures. The door swings open, thudding heavily against the wall inside the room.

The room beyond is some kind of library--and it's undisturbed, from what you can see. None of the trash or other destruction you've seen is apparent.

Jerol, smoking slightly, stirs groggily.

Woof. 10 points of damage from the trap.

Mykkel
Oct 8, 2012


Jerol Cairnwalker
HP: 2/18 AC: 16 Saving Throw: 14


"oof, what was that? All I saw was purple. . ."

megane
Jun 20, 2008



Meredith

Meredith gently waves away the smoke rising from Jerol's hair and pats him on the shoulder. "You uh, you fought bravely, buddy. Good job." She shrugs at the others.

LLSix
Jan 20, 2010

The real power behind countless overlords

Ash Watcher
HP 3/6, Arrows 76/80, AC 12 Parry (-1 to enemy attack rolls), Save 14 (+2 on rolls vs spells), Spells Memorized: Sleepx1, Arrows shot 4

Ash winced sympathetically and clutched his own wounds when Jerol was blasted by the lightning trap. "I'm starting to wonder if we'll survive long enough to get shot by the archers. We could fortify one of the small rooms that Meredith found and rest up a day or two. Let Kark patch up the worst of our wounds."

Mykkel
Oct 8, 2012


Jerol Cairnwalker
HP: 2/18 Arrows 20/20 AC: 16 Saving Throw: 14


Jerol looks around the beatup Nameless. "Perhaps, we should return to the Inn for the night, no sense in the rest of us joining Elonron. I think we should bring split up his gear amongst us, and bring the corpse back for burial. "

megane
Jun 20, 2008



Meredith

Meredith presses her hastily-bandaged injury and winces. "No complaints here."

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Hypnobeard
Sep 15, 2004

Obey the Beard


Slippery Tilde

Tired, bloodied, and sore from hauling Elonron's remains back from the manor, the Nameless Nine trudge through the gate of the Ferry just at dusk. Aelf and Benedict are nowhere to be seen, though the beaten and stripped body of the surrendered gnoll might provide some insight. The goblin smith watched you for a few minutes, then shrugged and went back to his work, the ringing of hammer on metal a constant theme as you methodically extracted yourselves from the manor.

The goblins inside hurled insults, but were unable to fire at you and seemed unwilling to come down and fight. There was yelling and a scream or two toward the end of your retreat, but Kark couldn't make out the words.

You deposit Elonron's body at the Necromancer's, and head into Bristlebacks for a mug of ale, a bowl of hot crocodile stew, and the scratchy embrace of a straw mattress. Tomorrow's a new day.

OK!

You make it back. Everyone heals 1 hp. Base XP for everyone is 200XP, plus mods.

Current XP totals:
pre:
Cricket               230 (2500)
Meredith Hawking      210 (2000)
Kark of Uzbackistein  230 (1500)
Jerol Cairnwalker     210 (2500)
Odrot Warjaw          220 (2500)
Ash Watcher           105/110 (2000/2500)
Loot is as noted in this post, plus

25 sp
3 suits ring mail (gnoll)
3 shields
3 battle axes

You can offload the equipment at the trading post, if you like; Rasmus Pye, the trader, will generally buy things for 10-20% of value unless it's exceedingly rare or valuable. The goblin stuff is 10% of value, the gnoll stuff is 20%. (If anyone really, really, really wants to haggle or interact, let me know and we'll do something in discord. Otherwise just tote up the cash and divide it how you like.

The Nameless Nine is now only six.

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