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    OOC: Gloom hasn't used his Second Wind yet, so Max could have forced Gloom to use his and that should awake him. I'll assume he is doing so.


    Gloom opens his eyes and see Max above him. He quickly grabs his sword and stands up and see the fight is over. "The fight over and I'm still alive. Damned Lauto, he won't give me my rest." murmurs Gloom to himself. He then see Draglin running out of the common room. "What just happened?"

    Mechanic

    If someone down me and the target is within melee range, I'll use:
    Iron Wolf Warrior (At Will Free Action Melee Weapon )
    Target: Triggering enemy
    Trigger: An enemy drop you under 1 hp.
    Effect: Make a basic melee attack before dying.


    Gloom's Stats
    Gloom
    Longtooth Shifter Paladin 10
    Initiative +5
    Passive Insight 27; Passive Perception 22; Low-Light Vision
    HP 20/81; THP 5; Bloodied 40; Surge Value 20; Surges Per-Day 11/11
    AC 26; Fortitude 23; Reflex 18; Will 23
    Resist Cold 5, Resist Necrotic 5, Resist All 10 while dying.
    Speed 5
    Action Points: 0

    Current Effects: None

    Basic Attack: Blood Fury Fullblade +16 vs AC 1d12+10 damage

    Skills: Athletics +10, Endurance +11, Insight +17, Intimidate +12, Nature +12, Perception +12, Religion, +9
    Languages: Common, Eladrin

    Powers
    [ ]Ardent Strike
    [ ]Holy Strike
    [ ]Divine Challenge
    [ ]Iron Wolf Warrior

    [X]Second Wind
    [X]Longtooth Shifting
    [X]Iron Wolf Charge
    [X]Channel Divinity (Divine Mettle or Divine Strength)
    [X]Heedless Fury
    [X]Fortune Spurred Smite
    [ ]Crescent Moon
    [ ]Call of Challenge
    [X]Benediction

    [4]Ardent Vow
    [ ]Blood of the Mighty
    [ ]Frenzying Smite
    [ ]Death Angel
    [ ]Aspect of Ferocity

    [X]Blood Fury Fullblade [E]
    [X]Lauto's Shroud (The Raven Queen's Shroud) [E]
    [ ]Verve Layered Plate Armor [D]
    [ ]Frost Gauntlet [D]
    [ ]Lauto's Shroud (The Raven Queen's Shroud) [D]
    [ ]Belt of Lauto Righteousness (Belt of Sonnlinor Righteousness) [D]
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    Jarel-karn - Genasi Swordmage 12 [L4W]
    Gloom - Longtooth Shifter Paladin 11 [L4W]
    Eloan - Eladrin Warlord 7 [L4W]
    River - Longtooth Shifter Cleric 11 [LEB]
    Malehan - Elf Avenger 8 [LEB]
    Valeria - Human Witch 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velmont View Post
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    "The fight over and I'm still alive. Damned Lauto, he won't give me my rest." murmurs Gloom to himself. He then see Draglin running out of the common room. "What just happened?"
    No time for explanation...Let's go! Follow me. He runs out towards the other, checking to see the paladin follows.
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    OOC: Sorry for the long pause, but I'm trying to work in a PC swap for Auntie Mab.
    LEB Character: Arkavas - Deva Artivicer 5
    L4W Character: Mikara Li Mesadh - Elf Ranger 7
    L4W Character: Eithal Lemindt Arehei - Goliath Warden 10
    L4W Character: Ixenvalignat - Dragonborn Warlord 3

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    GM: BTW: No one has had a short rest yet. Technically, this is the same encounter.
    Not waiting for the others, Draglin charges through the doorway and down into the cellar.

    Dante, Virgil, and Mab follow close behind the dragonborn.

    As the four enter the cellar, they discover how such a small kitchen can serve such a large inn. The cellar is fifteen feet deep, containing enough food stores for a small army, and enough wine to fill five enormous casks that line the cellar's walls as well as several rows of tall wine racks.

    At first there is no sign of the assailant, but then Draglin sees him run behind a rack of wine bottles at the far end of the cellar.

    As they descend the wooden staircase, virgil scampers to the floor below and sniffs the air. The ruffian is still behind the wine racks, and the lizard's keen tongue picks up the thug's foul odor. Turning back to warn the others, the reptile sees an expression of surprise on Draglin's face.

    The dragonborn's hind talon gives a little as if the platform had a loose board.

    Too late, the seasoned fighter realizes that he's set off a trap. A chain to the left of the dragonborn's leg looses itself from the platform and rises like a bat out of the nine hells, slithering through a pulley on the ceiling. At the other end of the chain is a cage that comes crashing down onto the platform behind Draglin.

    At first he is relieved at having avoided the iron sarcophagus, but to his dismay, he realizes that his comrade, Dante, is not so lucky.

    The cage encircles the ranger, and a silvery substance on the iron bars immediately irrupts into flames, creating a fiery barrier on the staircase platform between Draglin and Mab.

    The force of the impact weakens the platform from which the stairs descend, and Dante is thrown to the floor below into a set of sharp spikes, obviously prepared for the unfortunate creature caught by the cage.

    Max and Gloom arrive presently, only in time to witness the conflagratory aftermath, and are stuck, along with Mab at the top of the shattered staircase. At the bottom, Draglin and virgil find themselves isolated, watching their friend slowly burn to death.
    Enemy Actions
    Human Ruffian
    Move: Behind wine rack at L1
    Stealth: 1d20+14=19

    Fiery Cage
    Target: Creature in N12
    Attack: 1d20+20+2(CA)=25 vs. Fortitude for 2d8+6+4(See Elemental Accelerant)=19 fire damage, 10 ongoing
    fire damage, and Dante is immobilized (save ends both), -4 to saves vs. fire effects.

    Spiked Pit Trap
    Target: Creature in N12
    Attack: 1d20+19+2(CA)=27 vs. Reflex for 2d10 + 1d8 + 11=17 Fall & Spikes damage, 10 ongoing poison damage (separate save ends), and Dante falls prone.
    Secondary Attack (Infernal Oil): 1d20+18+2(CA)=38 vs. Reflex, Dante gains vulnerable 10 fire damage
    (separate save ends).
    status

    Gloom M14 20/81HP 11/11HS 0AP Bloodied Dying
    Draglin N10 32/74HP 5/9HS Bloodied 1AP, Rain of Steel (1d6+4 damage to enemies starting turns adjacent to Draglin, rolled during Draglin's turn)
    Dante N12 12(-18)/67HP 5/6HS 0AP Bloodied, Immobilized, OG 10 fire (save ends both), OG 10 poison (separate save ends), Vulnerable 10 fire (separate save ends), Prone.
    Virgil N9 76/94 2/2HS
    Auntie Mab M13 47/60HP 7/7HS 0AP
    Max M15 45/67HP 8/8HS 1AP

    Human Ruffian 1 L1 4/96HP Bloodied Dazzling Strike Hidden
    Human Slavehunter -S,-1 -7/103HP Dead
    Human Ruffian 4 -T,-3 0/96HP Dead
    Human Knife Fighter -V,-4 -7/214HP Dead

    Human Blademaster 2 -S,0 15/94HP Dead
    Human Ruffian 3 -U,-5 -18/96HP Dead
    Human Blademaster 1 -12/94HP
    Dead
    Human Ruffian -22/96HP Dead

    Map
    Terrain
    The Staircase: The staircase is in tatters. Mab, Max, and Gloom are 15 feet above the cellar floor. The stairs are demolished, but the walls still have various timbers attached. Reaching the floor can be done in one move action by:

    • Scaling the wall (DC 25 athletics check) will get them safely to the floor. Failure by 4 or less means that the PCs turn ends on the rope. Failure by 5 or more means that the PC falls, taking 2d10 fall damage.
    • Using a rope (DC 10 Athletics check) will get you down, but there is a 50/50 chance that the rope will catch fire from the cage causing 1d10 fire damage to the climbing PC, destroying the rope, and causing a fall for 1d10 fall damage.
    • Jumping down will reduce damage to 1d6 fall damage on a successful DC 18 Acrobatics check.
    GM: I am, however, open to creative solutions


    Wine Racks: These block line of sight and effect. They can be toppled by a DC 20 strength check. Once toppled, squares on the opposite side of the toppling creature are difficult terrain until the end of the encounter. Creatures in this area when the wine rack topples take 1d6 damage and grant CA until the start of their next turn.

    Foodstuff Pile: This pile blocks line of sight and effect. The pile cannot be knocked over, but it can be climbed requiring 3 squares of movement per map square. The climbing creature must succeed on a DC 20 Acrobatics check, or fall, taking 1d10 fall damage.

    "Small" Barrels (I7-G7 and I9-G9): These barrels are five feet long and 3 feet in diameter. They are stacked to the ceiling. They block line of sight and effect. They cannot be moved because they are bolted into place on a frame. Since they are stacked to the ceiling there is really no incentive to climb them.

    Large Casks: These enormous casks block line of sight and effect. They too are immobile.

    Cellar door: There is a keg ramp up a small set of stairs at the far end of the cellar that leads to the street. The door is padlocked from the outside and barred from the inside.

    "Secret" Passage: At K13, there is a man-sized opening in the wall leading down a dark corridor, that has been boarded over. A rope hangs down from the ceiling in front of the boards reading, "Closed by order of the Nightwatch."

    Desk and Shelf (I5-F5): Basic furniture. Costs 1 extra square of movement to climb over, provides cover to those on the opposite side, can be flipped with a DC 15 strength check. Flipped tables grant total concealment and superior cover to prone creatures on the opposite side. Ths table contains some books and ledgers, a quill, and inkwell, a candelabra, and a strongbox.

    The Grate (C12-B13): This serves as the drainage point in the floor. Water can be heard gurgling beneath. A DC 15 strength check can open the grate. The closed grate does not hinder movement.
    Fiery Cage

    Spiked Pit Trap
    Infernal Oil

    Elemental Accelerant

    OOC: I know it's been a long time, so I'll follow up later with a synopsis of the adventure to this point.
    Last edited by H.M.Gimlord; Tuesday, 31st January, 2012 at 12:14 PM.
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    L4W Character: Eithal Lemindt Arehei - Goliath Warden 10
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    OOC
    Two things.

    1)HS of Gloom are 10/11.

    2) How can we go down? Climb or Jump? Or the staircase are difficult movement?
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    Jarel-karn - Genasi Swordmage 12 [L4W]
    Gloom - Longtooth Shifter Paladin 11 [L4W]
    Eloan - Eladrin Warlord 7 [L4W]
    River - Longtooth Shifter Cleric 11 [LEB]
    Malehan - Elf Avenger 8 [LEB]
    Valeria - Human Witch 1

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    GM: Thanks Velmont. I updated 'Terrain' to include the staircase.
    LEB Character: Arkavas - Deva Artivicer 5
    L4W Character: Mikara Li Mesadh - Elf Ranger 7
    L4W Character: Eithal Lemindt Arehei - Goliath Warden 10
    L4W Character: Ixenvalignat - Dragonborn Warlord 3

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    Gloom jump down the stair with ease. "Draglin, pincer him." He then continue to move to circle on the Ruffian.

    OOC
    Start: Regen 2 => 22/81

    Move: Walk to M13, Jump to L12, Walk to I10.

    Athletics (1d20+3=18)
    Success!
    Fall damage (1d6=4)

    Now at 18/81

    Move: Walk to E8

    @H.M.Gimlord: As the encounter continue, I guess it took 1 round to reach the staircase, which mean Gloom should have Regenerate during that time, which means he should have 2 more hp and he should finish this round at 20/ 81.
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    Jarel-karn - Genasi Swordmage 12 [L4W]
    Gloom - Longtooth Shifter Paladin 11 [L4W]
    Eloan - Eladrin Warlord 7 [L4W]
    River - Longtooth Shifter Cleric 11 [LEB]
    Malehan - Elf Avenger 8 [LEB]
    Valeria - Human Witch 1

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    Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry! Draglin says sheepishly, like everything that has happened was his fault.

    He rushes over to where he last saw the human rounding the corner. I have got you now you swi- Hey where you'd go?!

    actions

    Double move to J1

    Minor: perception check to see hidden =12

    Draglin Stat Block

    Draglin, Dragonborn Fighter 9
    Passive Perception 16, Passive Insight 14
    AC 25-2, Fort 22, Reflex 21, Will 15
    HP 32/74 Bloodied 37 Surge Value 18, Surges 6/9
    Speed 6, Initiative +8
    Action Points: 0

    Basic Attack Short Sword; +16, 1d6+13(+14 w/ CA) creature is marked hit or miss, if used because of an OA from movement the creature stops moving (but may take another action to move again).

    Combat Challenge: At Will Immediate Interrupt Melee
    Trigger: When a marked enemy shifts or makes an attack that doesn't include Sir Draglin.
    Effect: Sir Draglin makes a melee basic attack against that enemy

    Footwork Lure
    Dual Strike

    Combat Challenge

    Come and Get It
    Distracting Spate
    Battle Fury Stance
    Rain of Blows
    Kirre's Roar
    Dragon Breath
    Feral Hide Armor +2
    Amulet of Life +1

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    Second Wind
    Takedown Strike
    Backlash Tatoo

    Tempest Dance
    Rain of Steel
    Bedeviling Assault
    Quick Short Sword +2

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    Max raises around the corner and stops abruptly, looking on the ghastly sight in front of him What the hell?

    Max takes advantage of the remaining broken steps, making his way to the floor.

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    movement 1: move down the broken stairs. 1d20+12= 20: fail by 5 so 2d10 damage = 12

    Max falls to the floor taking 12 damage.

    movement 2: if prone, stand up
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    Quote Originally Posted by dimsdale View Post
    ooc: waiting for Vemont's question about the stairs to be answered.
    OOC: See Terrain SBLOCK in HGM big post above, you'll see Dtaircase at the top of that sblock
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    Jarel-karn - Genasi Swordmage 12 [L4W]
    Gloom - Longtooth Shifter Paladin 11 [L4W]
    Eloan - Eladrin Warlord 7 [L4W]
    River - Longtooth Shifter Cleric 11 [LEB]
    Malehan - Elf Avenger 8 [LEB]
    Valeria - Human Witch 1

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