4E [Adventure]: Land Ho! FWBTHW (DM:H.M.Gimlord,Judge:Ozymandias79) - Page 59
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    Thaumaturgist (Lvl 9)

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    Arrows whiz by the adventurers in their tiny craft, as they bob up and down in the waves. Most fly by harmlessly thanks to Sheng's obscuring cloud, but Hankel and the magician himself are not spared this luxury. Two rogue arrows find their marks as bad luck would have it.

    As Riardon relieves Fenwick of his task at the tiller, the warlord realizes that he might not have to work too hard, for right before them is the ladder for which they have been steering.

    Enemy Actions

    Archer 1:
    Standard: Longbow
    Target: Hankel
    Attack: 1d20+13-5(TC)-2(Range)=15 vs. AC Miss

    Archer 2:
    Standard: Longbow
    Target: Sheng
    Attack: 1d20+13-5(TC)-2(Range)=14 vs. AC Miss

    Archer 3:
    Standard: Longbow
    Target: Gensai
    Attack: 1d20+13-5(TC)-2(Range)=20 vs. AC Miss

    Archer 4:
    Standard: Longbow
    Target: Sheng
    Attack: 1d20+13-5(TC)-2(Range)=7 vs. AC for 1d10+8= damage

    Archer 5:
    Standard: Longbow
    Target: Sheng
    Attack: 1d20+13-5(TC)-2(Range)=22 vs. for 1d10+8=10 damage

    Skeleton Soldier 3:
    Standard: Longbow
    Target: Sheng
    Attack: 1d20+14-5(TC)=14 vs. AC Miss

    Skeleton Soldier 5:
    Standard: Longbow
    Target: Riardon
    Attack: 1d20+14-5(TC)=28 vs. AC Miss

    Skeleton Soldier 6:
    Standard: Longbow
    Target: Gensai
    Attack: 1d20+14-5(TC)=24 vs. AC Miss

    Skeleton Soldier 7:
    Standard: Longbow
    Target: Hankel
    Attack: 1d20+14-5(TC)=20 vs. AC for 5 damage
    Riardon: Q19 64/64HP 1AP 9HS Total Concealment
    Gensai: P20 81/81HP 1AP 12HS Total Concealment
    TikChik: O19 70/70HP 1AP 8HS Total Concealment
    Sheng: P19 56/66HP 1AP 7HS Total Concealment
    Fenwick: Q20 61/73HP 1AP 11HS Total Concealment

    Hankel: O20 27/32 Total Concealment
    Skeleton Archer 1: C19 76/76 Cover
    Skeleton Archer 2: C20 76/76 Cover
    Skeleton Archer 3: C21 76/76 Cover
    Skeleton Archer 4: C22 76/76 Cover
    Skeleton Archer 5: C24 76/76 Cover

    Skeleton Soldier 1: I17 Minion Dead
    Skeleton Soldier 2: I21 Minion Dead
    Skeleton Soldier 3: K19 Minion
    Skeleton Soldier 4: H23 Minion Dead
    Skeleton Soldier 5: K18 Minion
    Skeleton Soldier 6: I20 Minion
    Skeleton Soldier 7: K23 Minion

    Regarding the Boat
    The Ladder: Is at L18

    Waves: One character must spend a Standard Action each round to maintain the boat's course. The standard action amounts to a DC 20 Athletics Check.

    Failing the check means that the party grants combat advantage to the archers.

    Failing by more than 5 means that the boat capsizes and the party must swim (as described in the PHB) to the ladder amid the hail of arrows.

    Steering and Moving the Boat:
    The boat moves at a rate of one square per round in the direction that the person maintaining the boat chooses.

    Docking the Boat:

    • Athletics DC 20 (Minor): Moor the boat to the ladder
      • Success: The boat is fastened in place
      • Failure: The Boat still requires fastening

    • Athletics DC 15 (Move): Climb ladder
      • Success: PC reaches the top of the ladder
      • Failure: By less than 5: PC does not advance, By 5 or more: PC falls into boat.

    • Athletics DC 25 (Move): Jump to ladder from an unmoored boat.
      • Success: You are on the ladder
      • Failure: You fall in the water, you are swimming, and you require a DC 25 Athletics check to grab the ladder

    Characters already at the top of the ladder can aid others in the boat with a successful DC 15 Athletics roll to grant +2 (stacks with number of rolls).
    Story Outline

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    • Original Party enters a bewitched cellar door that
      • Talon (Shifter Druid/Ranger)
      • Rujah (Dragonborn Warden)
      • Riardon
      • Jin (Human Swordmage)
      • Fenwick

    1. Bewitched cellar where party finds a secret entrance to a thieves' den

    2. Back at The Hanged Man
      • Talon deciphers the dwarven docuements and discovers that a man named Hankel Mast Gimlord is heir to the throne of Rioc Parvel, a dwarven mine and stronghold.
      • He is overheard by a sailor dwarf named Fargo who recalls the legends of Rioc Parvel and offers you sea passage to Avenroc
      • The lightning weapons found by the group have a dwarven inscription that reads "When it's my turn, I'll show you my power."
      • Unscrewing the pommels of their weapons they discover a small blue crystal in each that appears to encapsulate a small storm.

    3. The ocean voyage
      • Fargo's ship is attacked by a flotilla of drowned ones
      • A storm portal opens and swallows the ship
      • Talon challenges a crewmember to a sparring match
      • Fargo drops the group off in the harbor of a city called Rioc Alair

    4. The Crystal Mug inn
      • The group meets Firebyrne an apprentice blacksmith to a dwarf named Hankel Mast who has been missing for some time
      • The group discovers that the bewitched cellar of their prior experience is the cellar of the Crystal Mug
      • The group is ambushed when they attempt to expose the thieves' ring
      • Mervin materializes in a barrel
      • The group reveals the thieves' den to authorities
      • Mervin discovers a dagger of lightning power
      • Riardon finds several rituals
      • Jin learns that Hankel has, in fact, been kidnapped by a man named Lars Hallmaster, whom Firebyrne had described as a "Friend". A wizard named Shear seems to be directing Lars' actions.
      • Jin opens up a cursed chest and is mortally wounded by flaming skulls
      • Jin's body is resurrected (using one of the rituals found by Riardon), but is possessed by an ancestor of Jin's named Gensai

    5. The city of Rioc Alair
      • The group meets a university professor named Amatalystan Shea Aramista who fills the group in on the history of Rioc Parvel
      • The group gears up at a black market shop in the cellar of a gear store
      • The group uses another ritual found by Riardon to generate a portal that leads to a remote, wooded location

    6. Iguyo Di Wer Grovisv
      • The group chooses to join sides with a green dragon to defeat a band of blue-dragonkin kobolds
      • The group learns of the existance of a blue dragon named Wer Vhisar who Iguyo Di Wer Grovisv blames for driving her mother aunt from their lair, and charges the group with destroying Wer Vhisar

    7. The entrance to Wer Vhisar's lair
      • The group navigates a pit trap
      • and disables a glyph of warding powered by an electric crystal
      • that guards a library containing some curious items

    8. The hall
      • The group is met by a kobold welcoming party that temporarily separates the group. Gensai and Fenwick fall into a prison cell. Rujah falls into the river below and is swept out to sea. Mervin stays behind to cover Riardon's retreat.

    9. The prison
      • The group meets Tikchik and Sheng
      • The group discovers a dwarven prisoner and a kobold prisoner
      • The group decides to look for Rujah and Mervin

    10. The hall part deaux
      • The group learns the fate of Rujah and Mervin
      • The group realizes that Iguyo De Wer Grovisv has lied to them
      • They find a hiding kobold who grants them an audience with Wer Vhisar

    11. Wer Vhisar's Lair
      • Wer Vhisar reveals to them his version of the feud story between himself and the three green dragons
      • Wer Vhisar offers the group an opportunity to seat Hankel Mast Gimlord on his rightful throne in return for three tasks
        • Transplant the diffusion of Wer Vhisar's father
        • Turn over a large gem called the Moonstone
        • Destroy Iguyo Di Wer Grovisv's mother and aunt

    12. The Library Again
      • The party finally meets Hankel Mast, but, though he's aware and eager for the quest, he doesn't seem to know that he is the heir to Rioc Parvel
      • Hankel provides several documents, in particular, a map shoing the location and nature of their first task.
      • TikChik returns Hankel's knife
      • Sheng finds a source of arcane magic.
      • The party is given a boat and provisions

    13. Rioc Stang
      • Light the lighthouse
      • Find Stang: Arkus Gimlord's Axe

    Important things to remember

    • Rituals in Riardon's Pack:
      • Raise Dead Used to raise Jin from the dead (got Gensai instead)
      • Knock Used to open the chest that killed Jin
      • Linked Portal Used to get to the green dragon encounter
      • Object Reading
      • Vistani Passkey
      • Precise Forgery
      • Decipher Script
      • Wizard Sight
      • Arcane Lock
      • Diffusion Transplantation (illegible at the moment)

    • Those of you who found lightning weapons still have them.
    • Mervin still has the dagger (but he's still on the floor of Wer Vhisar's lair)
    • Quick Plot summary
      • Setting: An interior island on the continent of Avenroc
      • Old blue dragon destroys a dwarven mine and dwarven king dies
      • Dwarven heir exiles himself and dies leaving a son who is clueless as to his heritage
      • Old blue dragon is killed by two sister green dragons, who now have a daughter (that's three green dragons on the loose).
      • The old blue dragon's son wants to avenge his father's death, but doesn't want to take the risk, so he offers the job to the adventurers.
      • Hankel (the clueless dwarven heir) is being held in the prisons below the blue dragon's lair
      • Wer Vhisar has pressed you into his service to light the dwarven lighthouse, kill the green dragons, re-seat Hankel on the throne at Rioc Parel, and transplant Wer Vhisar's father's diffusion.
      • Hankel has been freed and the party meets him in the trashed library that apparently was used by Shear on his visits to Wer Vhisar.
      • Evidently, Hankel has no idea that Bardir was his father, and that he is hier the throne of Rioc Alair

    GM: Summary:

    • PCs in boat are rearranged so that Riardon can steer
    • PCs in boat are rearranged to be within Sheng's aura
    • Sheng takes 10 damage
    • Hankel takes 5 damage
    • PCs in boat can now reach the ladder

    OOC: Just realized that I didn't NPC Gensai. I will do this tonight and retcon. Please do not post until then.

  2. #582
    OOC: Sorry, missed the no posting. Hope the below actions are still fine...


    Riardon easily stirs the boat the last bit and moors it to the ladder.


    standard: stir the boat (we still need 1 SQ, right?)
    minor: moor the boat to the ladder.
    (actually only 26 and 22... I forgot the shield penalty. But still success)


    When you spend an AP, you get a +2 on attacks.

    Mini stat block

    Riardon d'Caelis
    Perception: 20 Insight: 15 Low-light Vision
    AC 28 Fortitude 22 Reflex 22 Will 19
    Initiative: +4
    Hit Points: 64 / 64 Bloodied: 32
    Temporary Hit Points: 0
    Resist: -
    Saving Throw: +5 vs Charm
    Action Points: 1 Second Wind: 1
    Healing Surge:16 Surges per day: 9 / 9
    At-Will Powers: Directing Strike, Intuitive Strike
    Encounter Powers: Inspiring Word 2/2, Battlefront Shift, Arcane Mutterings, Chilling Cloud, Warlords Favor, Steel Monsoon, Lion's Roar, Feystep, Rousing Words, Amulet of Life
    Daily Powers: Calculated Assault, Stand the Fallen, Warlord's Recovery, Sunblade Burst


    Last edited by Walking Dad; Thursday, 25th August, 2011 at 12:08 PM.

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    OOC: I am cool with a total defense for last turn. Can you just update the map post WD's turn (and remove the smoke effect on the map) so I know where I am relative to the shore?

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    Myrmidon (Lvl 10)

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    Sheng produces another orb of green gas that turns into a screaming skull and sends it flying towards the skeletons on the beach. The chaotic conjuration destroys one skeleton after another, wiping all the undead in the shore. The sorceror grins, triumphant.


    Chaotic orb: 26 vs will, hit and kill, even, secondary hit; 26 vs will, hit and kill, another attack; 30 vs will, hits and kills. Rolls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenchuu View Post
    OOC: Can you just update the map post WD's turn (and remove the smoke effect on the map) so I know where I am relative to the shore?
    Updated Map
    @Voda Vosa : I believe your Chaos Bolt gets another attack because there were 4 skeletons (Now 1 left) and you rolled a 30.

    @Walking Dad : You do not need an additional square. The prow of the boat is adjacent to the ladder. That's good enough.

    @Tenchuu : Welcome back. You might as well attempt to climb the ladder or at least move adjacent.

    The ladder is two squares of vertical movement (in other words 3 squares to move you from an adjacent square on the boat to an adjacent square on the island). You grant CA while on the ladder.

    BTW: Here's a wider view, so that you can take in what your PCs have already seen.
    Wide View
    The tower is 3 stories tall (about 15 feet per story), the third of which is open to the sky, and on the top, there is a tower that extends another 15 upward. The archers are shooting from the third story.
    Last edited by H.M.Gimlord; Tuesday, 30th August, 2011 at 04:51 AM.

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    so Riardon still has his standard and move action?

    Will move up the ladder if Sheng is able to destroy the last skeleton.

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    Block Voda Vosa

    Sheng also hits the other skeleton with a 28

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    OOC: Double Move up to E21.

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    OOC: Status:

    I believe that @BenBrown still has a full turn left, and @Walking Dad has a move action left. I haven't heard from @renau1g , but I hear that RL has not been kind to him of late (nor me for that matter. I got stuck tiling the entryway to my house on evenings and weekends, and I found out on Tuesday that my aunt has breast cancer, hence my slow posting).

  10. #590
    OOC: I thought Riardon didn't need to row, so he should have both standard and move action, right? Hope you aunt's cancer is operable and not wide spread.

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